30 September 2008

Would Democrats Have Used Bailout Money To Fund ACORN?

Would Lady MacBeth pursue regicide for the sake of a crown?

Would Claude Frollo sacrifice his misshapen step-son for carnal desire?

Would little Ani Skywalker turn his back on Jedi teachings (and Natalie Portman) for sinister power?

In yet another unbelievably ballsy maneuver of corruption, some Democrats took a bill intended to secure skidding Wall Street and attempted to use it for lining the pockets of the controversial left-wing apparatus, ACORN. It seems that the original (and thankfully defeated) bailout bill would have sent the group a reported $100,000,000. I guess Congressional Democrats had understandable faith that this slick and sleazy move would go unnoticed (read: unassailed) by the Magooian media.

You may remember ACORN (officially known as "Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now" but in my opinion more aptly tagged "A Corrupt Orgy of Raging Nutjobs"). When not "community organizing" by stopping school reform, ill-advising lenders and crippling small businesses, they spend their resources trying to "register voters":

In 2006, for example, ACORN registered 1,800 new voters in Washington. The only trouble was, with the exception of six, all of the names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the “worst case of election fraud in our state’s history.” As Fox News reported: “The ACORN workers told state investigators that they went to the Seattle public library, sat at a table and filled out the voter registration forms. They made up names, addresses, and Social Security numbers and in some cases plucked names from the phone book. One worker said it was a lot of hard work making up all those names and another said he would sit at home, smoke marijuana and fill out the forms.”

ACORN explained that this was an “isolated” incident, yet similar stories have been reported in Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, and Colorado — all swing states, by the way. ACORN members have been prosecuted for voter fraud in a number of states. (See http://www.rottenacorn.com/.) Their philosophy seems to be that everyone deserves the right to vote, whether legal or illegal, living or dead.
Yikes! So now you're undoubtedly asking how is it that this partisan organization appeared on the rolls of a $700,000,000,000 bailout bonanza? Glad to assume that you asked. You see, ACORN quickly jumped on the the gravy train of subprime loans, pushing them as a community service for those who otherwise would not have the ability to obtain a home. Of course, this "community service" came with a tidy profit for ACORN as the organization carved out for themselves "a remunerative niche as an “advisor” to banks seeking regulatory approval." And as a profitable "advisor" to these failed lenders who gave doomed loans, some Democrats figured that they might as well get a piece of the tax-payer spiced, bailout pie.

But this story gets even sweeter (and by "sweeter" I mean, "wow, my life would be sweeter if I had a spear through my head"). It turns out that ACORN is yet another of those troubling associations for Barack Obama. As Ken Blackwell explains:
Obama cites Saul Alinsky, a self-acknowledged radical who advocated extreme acts to achieve social goals, as one of his inspirations. ACORN follows the Saul Alinsky model. After Obama graduated from Harvard, he went to work for ACORN in Chicago. Mr. Obama then became a trainer for ACORN, teaching others how to employ ACORN tactics in voter registration drives.
Once again from Mona Charen:
ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community organizing days. Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff — the very people who would later descend on Chicago’s banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Obama was not just sympathetic — he was an ACORN fellow traveler.
And to think, this is the team that may just be traveling to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Princess Padme, save us.

29 September 2008

Video Proof: Democrats Covered Up Fannie & Freddie

The "media" is treating the truth about the Fannie and Freddie debacle the way I treated my parents when they showed up at McDonald's after homecoming. But ignoring the truth doesn't mean it won't get out there.

Here is another MUST WATCH, a video record of congressional denial:

Spread the truth!

And another H/T to Z for his great work in tracking this corruption on geeeeeZ! (and for linking to Social Sense for the above video gem!)

UPDATE: "I am the only member of the congressional gay spouse caucus. On Capitol Hill, Barney [Frank] always introduces me as his lover." Herb Moses wrote in the Washington Post in 1991. Oh, did I mention that Herb Moses was Fannie Mae's assistant director for product initiatives. Can Frank enunciate "Conflict of interest"?

28 September 2008

The Obama Bracelet Scandal

Remember that poignant moment in the first debate when John McCain pointed to the bracelet that had been given to him over a year ago by a fallen soldier's mother? The mother, Lynn Savage, asked the senator to wear the bracelet and to make sure her son's death was not in vain.

That moment was followed by Barack Obama pointing excitedly to his wrist with a "I've got a soldier's bracelet too, see, see" followed by stumbled stuttering until he remembered the soldier's name, Sergeant Ryan David Jopek. It was a proud moment for the junior senator from Illinois. The only problem is, the family of Sergeant Jopek had asked him not to wear the bracelet.
According to a NewsBusters Report:
Radio host Glenn Moberg of the show "Route 51" asked [the soldier's father, Brian] Jopek, a man who believes in the efforts in Iraq and is not in favor of Obama's positions on the war, what he and his ex-wife think of Obama continually using their son's name on the campaign trail.

Jopek began by saying that his ex-wife was taken aback, even upset, that Obama has made the death of her son a campaign issue. Jopek says his wife gave Obama the bracelet because "she just wanted Mr. Obama to know Ryan's name." Jopek went on to say that "she wasn't looking to turn it into a big media event" and "just wanted it to be something between Barack Obama and herself." Apparently, they were all shocked it became such a big deal.

But, he also said that his ex-wife has refused further interviews on the matter and that she wanted Obama to stop wearing the reminder of her son's sacrifice that he keeps turning into a campaign soundbyte.
Ah, but what is the wish of a sacrificed soldier's family compared to the unbridled ambition of Barack Hussein Obama?

27 September 2008

What Caused Our Economic Crisis?

If you are concerned about the economy. If you a wondering why we are where we are. If you want facts instead of rhetoric . . . you must watch this video!

It is almost 10 minutes long, but that is a short investment when trying to cut through the lies from D.C.

This is a must watch

26 September 2008

John McCain Wins First Debate

You can always tell one side has won a debate when their opponent's spin doctors start using phrases like, "we held our own." Unfortunately, while John McCain won the first presidential debate he did not deliver a decisive maneuver politically equivalent to the figure-four leg lock.

McCain owned foreign policy. While Barack Obama consistently strummed the two-chords of "we should have never gone into Iraq" and "we took our eye off Afghanistan," McCain boom-boomed back on his big bass drum with "the next President isn't going to decide on going to Iraq but how to win there" and "you can't win in Afghanistan if you lose in Iraq."

The Republican candidate also scored points concerning Obama's idiotic initial response to Russia's invasion of Georgia, when the Democrat implied that it was equally Georgia's fault. Yep, apparently those Georgian's were asking to get their buttskis kicked by having an oil corridor that Russia wanted within their internationally recognized border. And then McCain went a critical step further by warning the world about the Ukraine situation -- a point I'm glad he brought to the fore for all Americans and sincerely hope that it did not sail by the viewing audience (especially the Russians . . . we've got our eye on you, Vlad).

Predictably, Obama tried to recapture the chanting response he received in Berlin with his call to make America more beloved in the world. But the call sounded hollow when his threat to unilaterally strike militarily inside Pakistan surfaced. And Obama's call died to a whispered when McCain pointed out that a face-to-face meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without preconditions "is dangerous. It isn’t just naive, it’s dangerous." (Though I did find it kinda cute when Obama petulantly insisted that Kissenger agreed with him and not McCain.)

Barack Obama's best moments came early in the debate, when the discussion revolved around the economy and the impending bailout of those Wall Street mortgage brothels. It wasn't the substance of Obama's message (clear - defibrillator - clear) but the practiced sincerity with which he appeared to feel the pain of hurting Americans when he promised them better health, better education, better fuel, secure housing, and rich people's money all while vowing to cut their taxes. Hell, if I hadn't been paying attention before this debate I might have even believed him.

McCain made some strong points during this part of the debate as well, just not strong enough for my liking. I felt like that kid on the bench, "put me into the game coach. Put me in" as I watch him soft-peddle what is a much stronger economic plan than Obama's desired return to the Carter years. I just hope Mac was sandbagging, waiting for the "official" economic debate to say some of the things I want him to say like:

  • "Yes, I will consider a spending freeze on every non-essential government agency. Senator Obama claims that these are desperate economic times but he believes that we can succeed by trimming away spending with a scalpel. Well, I say breakout the chainsaw and lets cut government down to size."

  • "We do have the second largest corporate tax rate in the world and Senator Obama doesn't want to cut it, in fact, he wants to increase it! [looking at the camera] Now if your company has to choose between saving your job or moving some work elsewhere to become more profitable through lower taxes, which do you think they will choose? If Senator Obama becomes president you'd better brush up on your Chinese."

  • "Both Senator Obama and I support a bailout, but our strategy . . . not tactic . . . our strategy is very different. My plan calls for debt reimbursement by the receivers while the plan his side called for wants the taxpayers to pay for it all. I guess I want to protect the people who pay my salary and he wants to protect the people who pay for his campaign."

  • "Energy independence is a critical cog in making our economy strong. Senator Obama wants to develop alternative fuel sources in ten years but to get us there plans to drill where there is no oil and support nuclear energy resources only when they are unfeasible. Well, unless Senator Obama is also figuring leprechauns into his energy plan, you can't get there from here."

UPDATE: I thought I'd add part of a comment to this post that I received on RightMichigan from John Galt. I just love his line: "I don't know a single person who works for poor people."

I wanted Mac to say "I don't know a single person who works for poor people. I don't know a single person who works for someone on the 'bottom' like Obama calls his reform plan. Punishing the companies you work for, and punishing small business owners will make things worse. If you think your job is in jeopardy today, if you think times are tough - raise taxes on the people who employ Americans. You'll see just how insecure things will get."

John McCain's Post-Debate Ad (Fast and Furious)

Wow, those cats can create an ad fast! Here is the McCain campaign ad that was released moments after the debate. It's almost as if they already knew that Barack Obama isn't ready to lead.

24 September 2008

John McCain's Integrity . . . Or Just A Political Gamble

It's the economy, stupid.

The sentiment was echoed yesterday by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) when he said, “We need the Republican nominee for president to let us know where he stands on what we should do . . . . We all understand the seriousness of the financial crisis . . . We have a Republican proposal they've given us. And we now need some Republican votes to help us with this.”

But the echo died today and Reid had a different take when John McCain called his bluff and planned to suspend the Republican presidential campaign so he could return to Washington to help push a plan through the clubfoot congress (with apologies to any clubfoot readers). Apparently Reid no longer needs McCain, now saying that McCain's presence would "distract important talks about the future of our nation's economy."

Needless to say, Obama will not suspend the most aggressive campaign since Hitler lined up his boys for a visit to Austria and Poland.

Was McCain showing political integrity as a presidential candidate in planning a Washington trip to provide leadership and a potentially critical vote before the Congress leaves the hill on Friday for a season of book signings and beachfront tax evasion? Or was this just a political gamble pulled by a candidate who has lost ground on the economic issue?

The bottom line is that the economy is the issue on most American minds. The Congress has been about as ineffective as a congress could be. If McCain's presence, or even the threat of McCain's presence, can get the do-nothing congress to negotiate a palatable solution to this economic crisis then McCain made the right call. If nothing else, his move will keep at least some of the focus on Congress, which may even embarrass them into accomplishing something before they head out of town. And if Wall Street rebounds, McCain wins this round.

22 September 2008

Post # 200

Ok, I admit it. I like to celebrate the little things . . . arbor day, talk like a pirate day, Leif Erickson day, PI day, I didn't get bit by a bulldog today day . . . you name and I'll find a way to celebrate it. So here I am at Post # 200, having a one-man party (which for me means sitting at my computer with a glass of cheap wine and a chai tea chaser).

It's not winning the Stanley Cup, but I'm happy to be writing.
And it seems like yesterday that I was pecking out post # 198. I Hope to see you for many posts to come.

Hey, Congress . . . What About Detroit?

While Wall Street mortgage companies benefit from bipartisan bailout votes, the "Big 3" automotive manufacturers continue to spin their wheels in the mud of costly FMVSS regulations, adjusted fuel standards and low-cost Asian manufacturing. But assistance in the form of low interest loans for these critical American Companies is slower than grandma after the St. Perpetua Incontinenta all night Bingo jamboree.

Wanna help?
Contact Michigan Congressman Joe Knollenberg to find out what you can do in your district to help these American iron icons.
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Cartoon by Mike Thompson

21 September 2008

Born Alive

While Barack Obama has disputed this ad . . . facts is facts (and now they even have him on that cursed tape defending the position he took . . . when he didn't vote "present.")

The problem isn't that Obama is pro-choice, a position I sympathize with, it's that he makes China's old Tibetan policy seem salon-friendly.

20 September 2008

It's Official

It's official. If you don't vote for Barack Obama you're a racist.

Monday afternoon, state Representatives Bob Hagan of Youngstown and Tom Letson of Warren met with reporters.

They argue many voters who call themselves "Democrats" or "Independents", but won't vote for Obama, have only one excuse, with Letson saying, "I would say that a lot of it is they're not going to vote for 'the black guy'".

Hagan called the issue "unpatriotic," adding those not willing to vote for Obama need "to face that fact. That that's not acceptable in America."

Both men say they will work to convince those "swing voters" to change their minds between now and election day.

Sure we all predicted the accusation some time ago, but don't you love the sweet taste of fulfillment?

H/T: Queer Conservative

More On Barack Obama's Connection To Failed Freddie and Fannie

'Nuff said.

HT: The Vodkapundit

Render Unto Caesar That Which Is Caesar's

And render unto Obama that which is the Law's. He hath called for change and change hath he wrought. Change to truth. Change to civility. Change to accountability. How, then, should laws apply to this prince of change?

Yet, RightMichigan.com is breaking a story challenging the right of change:
Rallies by Hollywood singers "Will I Am" and Tatyana Ali for Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign at Ferris State University and Central Michigan University were run through student spin-off groups in an attempt to circumvent a state law prohibiting public resources from being used for partisan political purposes.

Both rallies are in violation of Michigan law because they are being held in state-owned, taxpayer-funded facilities.

The Obama campaign was allowed free use of taxpayer-funded facilities because students turned in the reservation requests for the venues.

Using Students for Barack Obama as a front group to save a couple dollars might have seemed like a good idea to the Obama campaign, but now it could cost both the campaign and the two universities.

According to the Obama website, both events are partisan rallies with campaign staffer Ted York listed as the coordinator.

This contradicts the claim by Students for Barack Obama that they were organizing and coordinating the events, which are being marketed as "voter registration drives."

19 September 2008

Obama Supporters Get In Your Face

Following Barack Obama's recommendation, storm troopers from the left have stepped up their "in your face" outRAGEous attacks in an effort to secure the nomination.

Sandra Bernhard, who much to my surprise is apparently still "performing," fired a volley referring to Sarah Palin as a "whore" an "uncle woman" and a "turncoat bitch" and even goes so far as to warn Palin not to come into Manhattan or she might just get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers. It's a strange bit of hate coming from a person like Bernhard, especially since Columnist Heather Mallick assured the world that Sarah Palin had wrapped up the white trash vote.

Woody Allen also stepped in, claiming that a vote for Obama "represents a huge step upward from (the) incompetence and misjudgement" of the current White House. Perhaps he is talking about the type of misjudgement that would drive a man to, I don't know, bump uglies with his adopted daughter for example?

Of course, the "classy, get in your face" policy is not just being carried out by entertainers; it's also coming from elected officials within the Democratic party, like NY Congressman Charles Rangel who, when asked why Democrats are so afraid of Palin and her popularity replied, "You got to be kind to the disabled" (a response he repeated when asked to clarify). This from a guy who is somehow able to avoid paying mortgage interest on a beach resort property for about 15 years. This from a childish buffoon who somehow is the chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee. This from a troglodyte (been waiting for the right moment to use that word) who somehow makes a "disabled" crack against a woman with the courage and commitment to raise a child who is truly disabled.

Obama's supporters will be in your face for the duration.

Remember and vote.

John McCain Sets The Record Straight

This is what you call a political bitch-slap.

H/T: Environmental Republican

John McCain Tried To Warn Us About Fannie And Freddie

The Goat over at . . . where else, The Barnyard, has a knife to the groin rip on the Democrats who stood in the way of John McCain's attempt to reform out of control mortgage companies.

Shhhh. If this gets out, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd will have some two-step explaining to do about the recent stock market dive after the Fannie & Freddie collapse. Arrrrrr.

McCain Foresaw Fannie Freddie Collapse In 2006

Avast, It's Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy, ye scurvy bilge rats. Grab yer grog and plug yer bung holes, fer today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. So move smartly and give those lubbers at yer side a hearty "Arrrr" in celebration.

18 September 2008

Obama' New Race Card . . . Hispanics

Forget subtlety. The Obama campaign is now running an ad in Spanish that directly accuses John McCain, the man conservatives have attacked for being "too soft" on Mexican immigration, as practicing racism through marginalizing Hispanics. What's next, an ad accusing the man who attacked Bush's policies concerning taxes, spending and campaign finance of being just like Bush? Oh, I guess they've already been there.

A translation of the ad provided by The Weekly Standard:

"They want us to forget the insults we've put up with, the intolerance," the television ad's announcer says in Spanish as a picture of Rush Limbaugh appears onscreen with quotes of him saying, "Mexicans are stupid and unqualified" and "Shut your mouth or get out."

"They made us feel marginalized in a country we love so much," the ad continues. "John McCain and his Republican friends have two faces. One that says lies just to get our vote and another, even worse, that continues the failed policies of George Bush that put special interests ahead of working families."

John McCormack writes: "ABC's Jake Tapper reports that those Limbaugh quotes have been horribly ripped out of context by Obama. Really, you have to read all of Tapper's post to see how utterly dishonest the Obama campaign is. "

Kwame Kilpatrick Finally Doesn't Speak

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 82 times Tuesday during sworn testimony in a newspaper Freedom of Information lawsuit.

"I'm asserting my Fifth Amendment privilege," Kilpatrick said repeatedly in response to questions from newspaper lawyers about whether he exchanged text messages with former chief of staff Christine Beatty, whether he has signed a city policy warning city employees that their text messages were public records and whether his wife, Carlita Kilpatrick, or father, Bernard Kilpatrick, had text-messaging devices.
Too bad for soon-to-be-former Mayor Kilpatrick that those text-messaging devices didn't have a take-the-Fifth button.

17 September 2008

SNL Palin Skit: Same Ole, Same Ole

By now I'm sure most of you have seen the SNL skit starring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton. If you missed it, step on over to Nikki's Blog and check it out (Oh, I could have just linked it to NBC.com, but props out to my girl).

Fey's impression was quite good, but I couldn't help thinking that SNL was just giving us their same ole take on GOP candidates: Republican politicians have the intellectual capacity of a lobotomized box turtle. In this skit, Hillary Clinton (who was elected to the Senate in a state where she had never lived because her husband was President) is portrayed as a savvy but bitter politician while Sarah Palin (who rose from PTA mom to Governor of Alaska through her own grit, intellect and determination) is portrayed as an ignorant bimbo.

So according to the Left, George W. Bush is an illiterate moron, His dad's stupidity was only overshadowed by Dan Quayle's colossal idiocy, Ronald Reagan was a senile boob and now Sarah Palin is little more than a ditsy beauty queen. I have to hand it to them, what the left lacks in originality they make up for with misguided consistency.

Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator

I never cared much for my name. It's not that I hate it; it's just so . . . so . . . Biblically normal. I always wanted to be a Thor or Bronco or Princess Isophene. But alas, I walk among the common-labeled masses save my pseudonym as The Khaki Elephant.

But what if Sarah Palin was my momma. What name would she have given me? If you've been wondering the same thing, check out the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator posted by David Harrington at Politsk.

If I'd been born to Sarah, I would have been dubbed "Axe Diesel Palin" and undoubtedly eaten my meat a little redder while out on avalanche patrol.

Kenneth Cokrel Jr. Takes The Oath For Detroit

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey administered the oath of office to [Kenneth] Cockrel at 4:25 p.m. making him Detroit’s 61st mayor in a low-key ceremony that was announced to the media after the fact.
News outlets like The Detroit Free Press have noted that Kenneth Cockrel Jr. took the Detroit mayoral oath of office two days early, since it doesn't go into effect until Friday. But for many Detroiters and most Michiganians, Cockrel couldn't have taken the oath soon enough.

Cockrel's appointment as an interim mayor until a new mayor is elected "does not take effect until 12:01 a.m. Friday. It was done early to "ensure the seamless transition of power that the city government will continue to operate," according to a statement from a Cockrel spokesman. "

Now, I've been involved in some debates recently concerning what impact this will have on the city of Detroit. While most locals see Kwame Kilpatrick's resignation and impending departure from city politics as a ray of sunshine, there is some fear that Cockrel will become but another lingering cloud over the landscape of the Motorcity. After all, he is a lifelong politician; a political insider who chaired an ineffective city council during Detroit's recent storms.

While some of that may be true, I say let's give the man a chance during this stint as an interim mayor. He accounted himself honorably during Mayor Kilpatrick's many foibles and Monica Conyer's childish antics. While many collapsed, Kenneth Cockrel Jr. did not crumble, but moved forward with dignity.

Next May the city will hold a special election allowing the people of Detroit to actually vote on a new leader. Until then, let's watch. Let's wait. Let's see.

And The Khaki Elephant wishes you success, Mr. Cockrel.

Hackers Attack Sarah Palin's Personal E-mail Account

To what new depths will Obama's minions take us this year? While their spokesman angelically professes an "honorable campaign," Obama supporters continues to slop further into the muck to dig up (read: create) anything they can to destroy the first female Republican Vice Presidential nominee. I haven't seen such hate mongering since, well, since those Jeremiah Wright videos.

According to the Associated Press:

Hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin . . . "This is a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them," the McCain campaign said in a statement.

The Secret Service contacted The Associated Press on Wednesday and asked for copies of the leaked e-mails, which circulated widely on the Internet. The AP did not comply.
According to reports, the hackers leaked private e-mails and screenshots (including family photos) and posted some of them to wikileaks and Gawker.

Are you surprised that the AP, an organization not exactly known for its kindly articles concerning Palin, was so quick to release the story and so concerned about the content that they didn't want to release it to the Secret Service? Well, fear not, the AP once again lived up to expectations. Rather than consider this a heinous act of invasion of privacy or questioning whether or not the 30+ lawyers that Obama dispatched to Alaska had anything to do with it, the AP took this tact:
The disclosure Wednesday raises new questions about the propriety of the Palin administration's use of nongovernment e-mail accounts to conduct state business. The practice was revealed months ago -- prior to Palin's selection as a vice presidential candidate -- after political critics obtained internal e-mails documenting the practice by some aides.
What??? Hackers illegally dug their way into a Vice Presidential nominee's personal account in an obvious attempt to create political fodder and AP writer Ted Bridis's focus is on whether or not Palin should have written about work on a home account???

That deserves three more question marks: ??? I mean, are there any of us who don't write about work from home? Or surfed for porn from work? Um . . .

Remember the outrage when it was discovered that Obama's passport information had been hacked -- an outraged that quickly died when it was discovered that it was not just Obama, but a number of political figures who had suffered this violation? Will we see outrage now? This is another test for the mainstream media to set aside their agenda. And more importantly, another opportunity for the American people to see the hate-filled attempts from Sarah Palin's opponents to destroy a woman who is truly honorable.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin provides a detailed description on what happened.

UPDATE: The American Digest has joined many across the blogosphere as listing David Kernell, son of Tennessee State Representative Mike Kernell (do I need to put the "D" here), as a primary suspect in the hacking crime. Read more about it here.

16 September 2008

Love This Image

And isn't it interesting that the DNC believes the "Country First" slogan is an attack? That should tell you everything that you need to know.

15 September 2008

Obama Camp Continues To Censor

Some of you may recall my post concerning the Obama camp's success in censoring CakeSecret's brilliant video Obama: Building A Religion. Well, they at it again! Here's the note CakeSecret dropped on The Khaki Elephant:

Less then two weeks after Google lifted the age restrictions on my video — the Obamabots who do not want you to see my video, “Obama: Building a Religion” it got it censored behind the age firewall again! Beyond ridiculous….I can’t describe how outraged I am right now.When the video is un-censored, it generates between 500 and 1000 views per day. Behind the age firewall, it generates less than 50.

It is an outrage, but you can help! Take a couple of minutes to contact contact Google/YouTube and ask them to un-censor this video once and for all.

14 September 2008

What Is It About Sarah Palin And Wolves?

Here's a nifty (and yes, it's cool to use that word) ad from the McCain camp talking about Obama and his minion's relentless attacks on Gov. Palin.

No wonder she's all about hunting the wolves.

13 September 2008

Another Political Dynasty In The Making

We've have had John Adams and his son John Quincy. We have had the Bushes. Except for a cruel bullet (and that blonde in the pond) we might have had the Kennedys.

And now, are we seeing the beginning of another dynasty?

Piper Palin For President 2044!

12 September 2008

Night Terrors For Matt Damon

Formidable political analyst, Matt Damon, is terrified of the possibility that Sarah Palin, a qualified woman who has served as a mayor and a governor, could become president after John McCain's death in office (which has apparently become a foregone conclusion among liberals). While explaining his belief that Sarah Palin was added to the McCain ticket for "political purposes," perhaps missing the point the politicians are appointed by definition for "political purposes," Damon pondered a Palin presidency.

"It's like a really bad Disney movie," [Damon] said. "The hockey mom, you know, 'Oh, I'm just a hockey mom'... and she's facing down [Russian] President Putin... It's totally absurd... It's a really terrifying possibility."
Other things that terrify Matt Damon:
  • Hockey mom doctors who have gone to medical school
  • Hockey mom lawyers who have passed the bar
  • Hockey mom teachers who are certified
  • Hockey mom police officers with training and a badge
  • Hockey mom CEOs who have risen to the top of their profession
  • Polysyllabic words

However, Damon is evidently fearless when it comes to the prospect of a memoir-writing legislator who has never written notable legislation in his brief career stepping directly into the presidency.

11 September 2008

Barack Obama > Jesus Christ

"I submit to you, Mr. Speaker, that the parties have differences, but if you want change, you want the Democratic Party. Barack Obama was a community organizer
like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor."
So says Congressman Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, spouting the latest Democratic quip that has trickled from the lips of the O-faithful and even found its way onto t-shirts.

But what is the Obama camp intending to tell us with this latest turn of phrase? Are they taking yet another shot at the Clintons, smearing Bill's pre-presidential work as a governor? Are they finally splitting with Nobel Prize winner and former governor Jimmy Carter? Are they trying to equate Franklin Delano Roosevelt with the man who sentence Christ to death?

One thing is clear: the Democrats, fueled by Obama's minions, are making yet another messiah connection with their candidate. We have seen his speech in the Greek Temple, the iconic symbols accompanied by rhythmic chants and finally a direct comparison to Christ himself. And in this comparison it is Christ who comes up short for Obama has done something that Christ couldn't accomplish. Jesus Christ could have never gotten the Democratic presidential nomination; he was pro-life.

Never Forget. Never Surrender. 9/11/01

10 September 2008

What's Wrong With Lipstick On A Pig?

Was it insensitive for Obama to use the phrase "You can put lipstick on a pig," when talking about the McCain campaign? Was it a subtle sexist smear on Palin? Was it OK since McCain had used the same phrase earlier in the campaign?

Yes, yes and no.

Sure, McCain used the phrase earlier but we are now in a new context. One of the most memorable lines of Palin's convention speech was her ad lib that the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull is "lipstick." The next day pundits talked about it, bloggers wrote about it, and caribou shook with fear. It drill baby drilled into our minds because of its wit and intended message after four days of assault from the media: you can attack Sarah Palin, but don't be fooled by the lipstick, she bites back.

Given the profound effect Palin's entrance and speech have had on turning this race around, it's little wonder that Obama and his team have attempted to deconstruct the entire convention address, so it was only a matter of time before they took a shot at the speech's most memorable moment. And based on the fact that Obama's "lipstick on a pig" line was met with "an outbreak of laughter, shouts and raucous applause," there is little doubt that his audience understood the Palin reference as well.

It was a clever shot by Obama and it was obvious that he was already prepared with his "I didn't mean Palin" response (note how fast McCain's use of the line surfaced) but that doesn't mean that there won't be a backlash. And it doesn't mean that Obama shouldn't apologize.

Sarah Palin Watch

Here are two sites tracking the desperate digs at Sarah Palin

H/T: TigerHawk

07 September 2008

The Standard For Republicans

Love this cartoon I spotted on Dollar Two Ninety-Eight. Funny stuff concerning the treatment of Governor Palin from an excellent Blog.

06 September 2008

Report From The Rally McCain/Palin At Freedom Hill

I was part of the overflow crowd that packed the Freedom Hill amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Michigan yesterday. Estimated attendance numbers vary (local liberal outlets reckon "hundreds" were there) but most place the count around 10,000. You can see the crowd for yourself with this panoramic view provide by The Detroit News.

Now I'm not one generally given to vacation pics or family photos, but I thought I'd share some of the images I shot there with Khaki Elephant readers. So, enjoy . . . or skip the pics and scan for my next Kwame Kilpatrick posting.

On the way into the amphitheatre I ran into the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and felt God's call to stand among them (umm . . . I'm the one in the middle). They are a wonderful group of gals with a primary focus on education and spiritual edification. If you want to give to a worthy cause, check out their website: http://www.sistersofmary.org/.

The pregame consisted of whooping "John McCain, John McCain," hollerin' "Sarah, Sarah, Sarah" and chanting "USA! USA! USA!

I spent my pregame talking politics with my new friend here. He had some wonderful ideas concerning justice and equality, but we parted ways when talk turned to fashion.

Michigan Attorney General kicked off the speeches (and the "unofficial" start to his gubernatorial campaign) with a fine talk about being a marine, Jesus, John McCain, police officers, books he'd read . . . OK, I really wasn't paying attention. It was still an hour or so before John and Sarah would be on the property.

Michigan's police officers announced as the first Michigan union to support McCain. God bless their risk and sacrifice.

I wish I could remember her first name, but Ms. Brown of "Citizens 4 Mccain" gave what may have been the best speech of the night, including the candidates. It was a powerful message of sacrifice and success on her long road from Democrat to McCainiac Republican. A single mom who lost a son in the war and who's daughter is a missionary overseas, she portrayed the domestic courage this campaign embodies. If she ever runs for anything, I'll vote for her . . . assuming I remember her first name.

My congressman, Joe Knollenberg, the auto industry's best friend. I love this guy and his wonderful wife as well. And no, Sandie, I haven't mailed those letters yet.

Jim Warner spent some time with John McCain at the Hanoi Hilton and told some amazing stories about the Arizona Senator, including that he always insisted on praying for their torturers.

Sarah and John Finally arrived and took the stage.

What ever "it" is, Sarah Palin has got it. Both she and Mac echoed their convention speeches with a Michigan twist. Palin told of her son staying in Michigan his senior year to play hockey and "you took care of him." Now he will take care of us, fighting in Iraq. McCain also reached out to the state, saying he "needed Michigan" and our support. That brought the house down (though not literally or Mike Huckabee would see it as an act of God and claim the nomination).

Of course, the vultures were there waiting for a chance to pounce. Was it a coincidence that the "L" was tired in this shot so the rest spelled out "PAIN" behind the press?

It was amazing how many times a spontaneous chant of "USA! USA! USA!" broke out. That's just not something you hear at a Democrat's rally.

It was a fantastic event. Frankly, the only downside came when we tried to leave. But two hours later we could still smile thinking "this traffic is filled with voters."

Another Take On McCain's Speech

Rick over at Freadom Nation has a great take on John McCain's convention speech and even included the text of the Senator's stirring conclusion. Incredible and genuine gems from the heart like,

I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's. I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here. I loved it for its decency, for its faith in the wisdom, justice, and goodness of its people.

I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again; I wasn't my own man anymore; I was my country's.

Check it out at Freadom Nation: The best candidate for America: John McCain

McCain Beats Obama In TV Ratings

Remember the media raving about how many people tuned in to watch Barack H. Obama's acceptance speech? In fact, I think there was even mention about what a hit it was among Venusians and Saturnians. I wonder why we haven't seen the same type of coverage concerning this bit of data?

Republican presidential candidate John McCain beat Democratic rival Barack Obama in the crucial battle to attract U.S. television viewers during their race to the White House, according to figures released on Friday.

Nielsen Media Research said a record 38.9 million TV viewers watched McCain accept the Republican nomination on Thursday, slightly more than the 38.3 million people who tuned in for Obama's speech last week.

McCain's tally was believed to be the biggest commercial TV audience every for a single night of a U.S. political convention, Nielsen said. The Republican convention in St. Paul also attracted more average viewers overall than the Democratic Party convention in Denver last week.

The Courage Of Barack Obama

Isn't it amazing to have watched the Republican convention and witnessed the biography of John McCain, an absolute portrait of courage, and notice a stark contrast with Barack Obama? Here is a guy who even lacked the courage of simple decision when electing to vote "present" 130 times or so. And in his latest show of "bravery," Barack decided to call for his friend Kwame Kilpatrick's resignation . . . but only after the mayor of Detroit had already agreed to resign. Why do I get the feeling that if Barack Obama were in the Hanoi Hilton he would have squealed the moment they took off his shoes?

05 September 2008

Oprah Refuses Viewer Requests For Sarah Palin

Oprah Winfrey was making money from adoring women while the Jonas Brothers were still learning to sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." What is she, a multi-bazillionaire? She claims to champion women's issues and provide a stage of equality in the female fight to shatter any glass ceiling. Well, apparently not for all females. Not Republican females.

While the e-mails and letters poured in from viewers requesting that Oprah have Sarah Palin on the show, she replied to her faithful followers with a resounding go to hell (but keep watching) dismissal.

According to the LA Times:

Winfrey said: "At the beginning of this presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates."

Of course, that decision didn't prevent the O from have the Obama on her show twice. The LA Times goes on to report that

Oprah emceed numerous rallies for the freshman Democrat senator in key caucus and primary states, drawing large crowds, donations, media coverage and many new volunteers. She also hosted a lucrative fundraiser at one of her homes, near Santa Barbara. But she has so many we can't count 'em.

So, Oprah Winfrey, the queen of TV talk and alleged champion of women's rights, spurns America's front page female and in doing so, has revealed to the world that she is little more than another self-indulgent limousine liberal who backseats a woman to further her own cause. Like the rest of her party, she fears the presence of Sarah Palin.

The zebras continue to show their spots (H/T: Al Gore)

More Of Barack Obama's Genius

First, Obama attacked rural Pennsylvanians for clinging to their guns and religion. Now he doesn't even take the time to learn how to pronounce Penn State's sacred mascot as he drops a "Nittaly Lions" on them.

I'm not even a Nittany Lion alum and I flinch for JoePa (Fun fact: the mascot name refers to mountain lions that once prowled the area and nearby Mount Nittany)

For the love of God, stick to your scripts, Barack.

04 September 2008

John McCain: Blessed by Misfortune

Pundits will spend some time examining his convention acceptance speech as well the should. It was remarkable in several ways. He focused on his maverick image, his non-partisan mentality and his willingness to fight corruption wherever it exists -- including in his own party. But I don't care about any of that tonight. You see, tonight John McCain gave his lengthiest description of his time as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton. And he did so with grace and humility: admitting his woeful pride at the beginning and how he eventually became a broken man who needed others to regain health and dignity.

I'm sure millions of Obama supporters rolled their eyes at the story before giving one another a here-we-go-again wink. But for me . . . for me, I am awestruck every time I hear it.

John McCain was shot down, captured, then spent a couple of years with broken bones that would never fully heal, subjected to physical and emotional torture.

When his captors discovered who he was (or more importantly, who his father was) they offered to release him. McCain admitted that he thought about it. He wanted to leave hell and return to the people and country that he loved. But McCain knew the code. He refused release until all those who had been captured before him were released and was rewarded for that decision with four more years of daily torture.

Tonight John McCain said that he was blessed by this misfortune. He explained how it transformed his world view from self-love to duty. But when I think of the circumstances I wonder if I would have suffered this "blessing" when offered early release. Would you?

God Bless America. And God Bless John McCain.

Another Olbermann Train Wreck

I admit it. After watching Sarah Palin's convention address I flipped over to MSNBC to see the destruction Alaska's Governor had wrought. I wasn't disappointed. MSNBC coverage was an absolute train wreck with Keith Olbermann acting as conductor.

Olbermann's eyes lacked focus as he staggered from incoherent point to incoherent point attempting to find something, anything to call on for survival. And Chris Matthews, while he didn't feel a thrill go up his leg, certainly looked as though he had dropped something in his pants.

Though derailed, the "crack" reporting team did everything they could to throw desperate debris at Palin. One flung chunk of garbage: the speech was too partisan. Apparently Obama's prophets never foresaw Republican partisanship coming at The Republican National Convention.

One fruitful folly from the team developed into a college-style drinking game for me: one shot every time they complimented Palin's speechwriter. I guess they were unaware that politicians employed writers to wordsmith their ideas; a strange notion given the fact that they support an eloquent candidate who sounds like SpongeBob's Pal, Patrick, when left unscripted. Which gives me an idea for my presidential debate drinking game: one shot every time Obama says, "uh . . . uh . . . uh"

But my favorite moment of despair was the conductor himself, reading a post from a writer named . . . well, who cares? The point is that Olbermann clenched his whitened knuckles around a sheet of paper and read about the hypocrisy of the McCain camp for trying to keep reporters from talking about Palin's family and then marching them out on the convention floor after her speech. Now, I may have missed it, but was there a time in a national convention when the candidate's family didn't come out on stage after the speech? But in this case, how dare they! They're asking for it. Just look at the way they were dressed.

So, if you want a good laugh, watch the MSNBC scramble after McCain goes after their Messiah tonight.

Another Troubling "Association" For Barack Obama

This guy has worse taste in buddies than Job. Now we find out that he has yet another anti-semite in the fold of friendship. Another anti-semite who believes that "the United States was plotting genocide against black Americans."

Check out this link to read more about Barack Obama's relationship with Khalid al-Mansour.

Palin Delivers At The Convention


The mainstream media has spent days trying to destroy her. Pundits questioned whether she would whither of deliver with her convention speech. And unless you are an O-drenched MSNBC political correspondent it's hard to argue with the fact that Palin delivered.
Sarah Palin delivered a powerful speech that provided personal bio and political barrages. She kept it real, embracing her small-town heritage while confessing the big-time successes she has had as a reformer. Her are some nuggets from the speech for you to enjoy.

"Here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country."

"Our family has the same ups and downs as any other ... the same challenges and the same joys."

"Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

"I might add that in small towns we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening."

"The American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of 'personal discovery.' This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer."

"This is a man [Obama] who can give an entire speech about the wars America is fighting and never use the word “victory,” except when he’s talking about his own campaign. But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot … when that happens, what exactly is our opponent’s plan?"

"What does he actually seek to accomplish after he’s done turning back the waters and healing the planet?"

"Here's how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change."

"He's a man who wore the uniform of this country for 22 years, and refused to break faith with those troops in Iraq who have now brought victory within sight. And as the mother of one of those troops, that is exactly the kind of man I want as commander in chief."

02 September 2008

The New York Times' Public Enemy #1: Sarah Palin

While ABC, NBC, CBS and virtually every blog that pays homage to His Holiness, The Obama, has spent tireless hours chopping at the image of Sarah Palin, it is not surprising that The New York Times has delivered the sharpest hacks. The "Newspaper" that hasn't endorsed a Republican presidential candidate since Eisenhower has pulled out all the stops in whacking away at the woman from Alaska with its liberal hatchet of hate.

We've seen them attack the pregnancy of Palin's unwed daughter, running stories hinting at hypocrisy. All this from a paper that holds Hollywood as a moral compass.

Oh, but that isn't enough for The Times. They have also run articles questioning Palin's dedication as a mother, evidently because she has such a powerfully successful career. Of course, Michelle Obama's career as a lawyer, community organizer and hospital executive is the stuff of maternal legend.

The Times also reported that <gasp> Todd Palin (Sarah's husband) was arrested 22 years ago for drunk driving. Let's see, that would have been around the same time that Barack Obama was "experimenting" with cocaine. I guess it's six in one, half-dozen in the other.

According to The New York Times, Sarah Palin has her own share of questionable associations, including lobbyists who brought money to Alaska. She hasn't spent twenty years under a hate-mongering paster, befriended an unrepentant terrorist, and worked real estate deals with a convicted felon . . . but, come on, these people brought money to Alaska!

And do I even need to mention their "She doesn't have the experience" mantra? Of course, she is the #2 on the ticket and compares favorably to the #1 on the Democratic ticket when it comes to experience so what is the difference? The difference is that Sarah Palin doesn't have testicles.

The Attacks On Palin Continue

And the hits keep coming. It's been less than a week since McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate and the liberal media monsters have already taken more shots than Alec Baldwin on New Years Eve.

The latest: Sarah Palin wasn't vetted properly . . . because surely the GOP should have used the mainstream media's methodology for picking a Republican Veep.

When it comes to the vicious nature of the left, it's like Al Gore would say, "the zebra is showing it's spots."

If The Khaki Elephant Posted A Quote Of The Day

This would be it:

"[Sarah Palin] got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president."
-- Mike Huckabee

H/T: TigerHawk

01 September 2008

Piper Palin

Is it just me, or do you get the feeling that young Piper Palin is going to be a star during this campaign? Maybe McCain picked a running mate who is too old.

I pulled these shots from Meghan McCain's blog.

Change We Can Believe In: Sleazier Smears

How can you tell when liberals are scared? Their hate-birthed smears become even sleazier.

That's exactly what we're seeing after John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as a running mate. It didn't take long for the liberal machine to launch a marathon of malicious smears. They're trying to muddy the waters on her stance containing gay marriage. They're telling us that she is the unqualified result of Republican affirmative action. They're telling us that Palin's youngest son is actually her grandson, based partially on a photo taken a couple of years before the child was born. And then they tell us that, even if Trig is her son, if she had been more careful during her pregnancy the boy may have been born without downes syndrome (which, of course, should not be confused with making a sexist statement and blaming the woman).

Perhaps we've grown so accustomed to the Left's axe-wielding assaults on Bush that we've forgotten to notice how ugly they get. It's been a few days now. What else have they done to attack Palin?