Rev. Wrong

on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I've been out of the political game all week, so my thoughts on this issue may be a day or two late. But since everyone else is talking about it...

Yesterday Obama tried to denounce Rev. Wright, and ended up falling flat on his face. Look, I really don't have anything new to say about this whole Rev. Wright Wrong debacle seeing as I have already addressed it multiple times. If you wanna know my thoughts on it, just head on over to the archives.

I guess the only part I find amusing in all of this is watching the media jump to his support time and time and time again. If you haven't caught on yet that the media is in the tank for the rookie, then get help. Even Hillary, with her $110 million couldn't buy the kind of media support they are freely giving to Obama and crew. After all, once the obnoxious ladies on The View start comparing Rev. Wright to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., you KNOW something is wrong...

But the only real questions of significance posed here are, for starters, why denounce him now? You went to this church for years and years, Mr. Obama, and just now you are deciding to denounce him and reject his views?! I don't buy it. And if you truly are "outraged at his rants and divisive comments" as you so claim, then why did you make the time to sit at the feet of this man and listen to him for 20 years? Why did you ask him to marry you and your wife? Why did you have him baptize your daughters? Why did you continue to allow your daughters' young, teachable minds to soak up his hatred?

As Allahpundit so beautifully states: "After 20 years of friendship, if Obama didn’t know Wright held these beliefs he’s a moron, and if he did know he’s a fraud."

Even liberal bloggers are ditching their support efforts for Obama because, instead of seeing him as the faultless enigma he once was, he now ranks among the most typical liberal politicians. His press conference on the matter comes right out of the Clinton playbook: Screw up, avoid it as long as you can, poll Americans to see how they feel about it and then base your new opinion solely on those polls, then call a press conference and plead ignorance. You yourself even admitted that you heard him say things that could be considered controversial, Barrack, so this whole notion that you "didn't know" is a complete lie, and you know it.

The point is, Barry, we all know you still support him. You're not "outraged" at the comments Rev. Wright made, because if you were you would've left the church a loooong time ago. The only thing you're "outraged" about here is the fact that you got caught listening to this crap and now it's hurting your camp.

It's been uncomfortably embarrassing to watch the media squirm at any mention of the Obama-Wright scandal, then watch them snap back and claim that anybody who brings it up is racist and should be focusing on the "issues" instead. But I counter that if Mitt Romney had to be attacked constantly about his religion, then the Rev. Wright travesty is completely in-bounds. Also, Ron Paul's radical views were called into question by the media when he was linked to neo-Confederate newsletters, how is this issue concerning Obama's judgment any different?

I can't believe I just defended Ron Paul.

King Gore Update

on Friday, April 18, 2008

It's Friday, which means it's time to dump off the latest stockpile of global warming headlines. Read 'em and weep, Al:

1) Australian scientists have found that a fundamental error has skewed global warming data coming from one of NASA's satellites:

Duffy asked Marohasy: “Is the Earth still warming?”

She replied: “No, actually, there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you’d expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years.”
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Duffy: “Can you tell us about NASA’s Aqua satellite, because I understand some of the data we’re now getting is quite important in our understanding of how climate works?”

Marohasy: “That’s right. The satellite was only launched in 2002 and it enabled the collection of data, not just on temperature but also on cloud formation and water vapour. What all the climate models suggest is that, when you've got warming from additional carbon dioxide, this will result in increased water vapour, so you’re going to get a positive feedback. That’s what the models have been indicating. What this great data from the NASA Aqua satellite … (is) actually showing is just the opposite, that with a little bit of warming, weather processes are compensating, so they’re actually limiting the greenhouse effect and you’re getting a negative rather than a positive feedback.”

Duffy: “The climate is actually, in one way anyway, more robust than was assumed in the climate models?”

Marohasy: “That’s right..."
So it turns out that the satellite data that King Gore and minions were swooning over actually over-compensated the effects of clouds and water vapor, resulting in figures which were far more alarming than what is actually happening.

Take note that "carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years". Awesome. Also keep in mind, that this isn't the first time that NASA has screwed up the global warming data. Keep up the good work, geniuses...

2) In a recent interview, King Gore related those of us that don't believe in human-caused global warming to the same people who believe the earth is flat or that we didn't land on the moon.

He couldn't possibly have that more backwards. According to the most recent polls, 79% of Americans believe that, IF global warming is even occurring in the first place, man is NOT solely responsible. So according to Al, 4 out of every 5 of us still believe the earth is flat. Right...

3) On a similar wacky note, Ted Turner recently painted for us the grim picture of the future that is to come when he said that in 30 years most of us will be dead (due to global warming) and those that aren't dead will be cannibals. See the video for yourself:



I think ol' Ted has watched "I am Legend" one too many times...


Hopefully that's enough to cleanse your palate for the weekend, but if not then check these out:

2008: The year the world will cool down

UN: Global Temperatures will be decreasing

The planet has been cooling since 1998

Global temperatures 'to decrease'
(Beware on this article. It's been changed because a bunch of zealots forced the BBC to retract certain segments of the article, even though those segments were factually correct. And they say that WE'RE the ones who are afraid of the truth...)


Exit question: If this planet has been able to survive for who knows how many years under the harshest of circumstances (comets, ice ages, nuclear attacks, etc), then why can't it survive CO2-emmiting humans as well...

Bittergate

on Monday, April 14, 2008

*Sorry the blogging has been a little light lately. Finals have engulfed my time and I'm also stuck in the middle of taxes and IRS audits at work. Plus, with the new features of Blogger Draft, I've been busy working on a couple nifty little new features for the blog. Stay tuned*

Back to politics...


What do you do when you're trying to win the vote in Pennsylvania? Why, you insult the voters there, of course!

From Barrack Obama at a recent fundraiser in San Fran:

You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Who here thinks it's an good idea for a man who wants to be President to insult all rural, small-town white folk and claim that they are nothing more than "bitter people" that "cling to guns or religion" who exercise antipathy and xenophobia towards immigrants? Anybody??

Now I must ask, what if a white candidate stereotyped rural black folk like this... Would Al Sharpton be as silent as he is about Barrack's comments? Would the media give the white candidate the same pass as they have done for Barry O? Unlikely...

Also take note that he insults ALL of us who are religious, which gives us HUGE insight into how he feels about 85% of Americans who claim at least one religion.

Seeing as he gave this speech to a bunch of billionaires in Frisco, this shows us just how "elitist" Barrack's views truly lie. He obviously doesn't care about the hard-working middle class, and this comment proves that he tends to view them as some sort of plague.

Obama has repeatedly tried to dig himself out the hole he's just created for himself, but can't seem to do anything more than change the subject or *gasp* blame the republicans for his remarks.

No matter though. Barry's feeling the heat in the latest Pennsylvania polls. Pwnd doesn't even begin to describe it.

I'm going to commit the unpardonable sin here and actually agree with Hillary Clinton on this matter: American's don’t need a president who looks down on them.

Yet Another [Yawn] Hillary Lie

on Tuesday, April 8, 2008

This news is a few days old, but it sheds more light on Clinton's increasingly apparent pseudologia fantastica:

First watch this video from The Jed Report...



...then watch as Hillary is horribly debunked and embarrassed, once again, by those who did the minimal research her campaign refused to do before spouting this story as if it were undeniably true:

Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital because she could not come up with a $100 fee.

The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. But hospital administrators said Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured.
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Linda M. Weiss, a spokeswoman for the not-for-profit hospital, said the Clinton campaign had never contacted the hospital to check the accuracy of the story, which Mrs. Clinton had first heard from a Meigs County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy in late February.
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A Clinton spokesman, Mo Elleithee, [said], “In this case, we did try but were not able to fully vet it. If the hospital claims it did not happen that way, we respect that.”
"If the hospital claims it did not happen that way, we respect that" is just another way of admitting that Sen. Clinton's claim on the original story is completely bogus - and she knows it.

Hillary's speech in the video above is peppered with lies. After working in an ER at one point in my life, I can attest, NOBODY is ever denied health care for lack of money or insurance. Also, Hill claims that hundreds of thousands were spent on this girl because she couldn't come up with a hundred bucks. That number is a complete distortion meant to deceive. Unless the girl had 3 heart transplants, there's no possible way that physician's, nurse's, helicopter, and hospital fees could total the at least $200,000 that Hillary is claiming. Again, I worked in a hospital. I know.

Hillary and Obama need to be more careful. This "health care is a right" argument they continuously spout is nothing more than a slippery slope. What if I want legal counsel? Should the gov't provide a free lawyer whenever I want? What if my my furnace breaks? Is it my "right" to have the gov't pay for my furnace repair so I can be warm? Where do the "rights" stop?

Remind me again, what's the name for the type of gov't where politicians run everything for everybody - the type of gov't Hillay and Obama are beginning to push for?? Oh yea, COMMUNISM!!

Deadbeat Hillary

on Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hillary Clinton, the woman who wants to take more of your money in the form of higher taxes so that she can give it to other Americans who don't pay their bills... doesn't even pay her own:

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s cash-strapped presidential campaign has been putting off paying hundreds of bills for months — freeing up cash for critical media buys but also earning the campaign a reputation as something of a deadbeat in some small-business circles.

A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter.
And this isn't the first time the ol' lady has stiffed those whom she claims to help. Other examples can be found here, here, and here.

And that's not all. Hillary Clinton, who once threatened that she would punish those who choose not to pay for healthcare... doesn't even pay for her own staff's healthcare:

Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff stands out.
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[Documents] show the campaign ended last year owing Aetna more than $213,000 for “employee benefits.”

During the first two months of the year, the campaign did not pay down any of that debt. In fact, it accrued another $16,000 in unpaid bills last month, and it finished the month owing Aetna $229,000.

[The campaign also] reported owing $63,000 to Carefirst at the end of February for employee benefits.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the woman who wants to manage your taxes and run government healthcare.