Archive for August, 2008

Latest Lib Smear: Palin Was Not Against Bridge to Nowhere

August 31, 2008

My, they sure are having a difficult timing attacking this pro-gun, pro-Life, conservative mother of 5 who enjoys an 80% approval rating as Governor of Alaska.

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The latest lib smear is that Palin did not oppose the “Bridge to Nowhere”.
The Left is already starting to lie about Sarah Palin.

But, sadly, it is the Left, once again, who is lying.
They have such a difficult time with reading comprehension.
Here is what the Anchorage Daily News reported today:

“I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,” Palin told the cheering McCain crowd, referring to Ketchikan’s Gravina Island bridge.

But Palin was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it.

The Alaska governor campaigned in 2006 on a build-the-bridge platform, telling Ketchikan residents she felt their pain when politicians called them “nowhere.” They’re still feeling pain today in Ketchikan, over Palin’s subsequent decision to use the bridge funds for other projects — and over the timing of her announcement, which they say came in a pre-dawn press release that seemed aimed at national news deadlines.

“I think that’s when the campaign for national office began,” said Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein on Saturday.

…McCain also claimed to have found, in Palin, “someone with an outstanding reputation for standing up to special interests and entrenched bureaucracies” and “someone who has fought against corruption and the failed policies of the past” and “someone who has reached across the aisle and asked Republicans, Democrats and independents to serve in government.” On those scores, Palin can fairly claim credit, according to Alaska political leaders and others who have followed her career here.

She did fight corruption as a whistle-blower, even before an FBI investigation burst into public view. She also stood up to “party bosses,” as McCain claimed, running against Republican incumbents as an outsider — though she has yet to unseat her nemesis, Randy Ruedrich, as state party chairman.

Palin spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said Saturday that as projected costs for the Ketchikan bridge rose to nearly $400 million, administration officials were telling Ketchikan that the project looked less likely. Local leaders shouldn’t have been surprised when Palin announced she was turning to less-costly alternatives, Leighow said. Indeed, Leighow produced a report quoting Palin, late in the governor’s race, indicating she would also consider alternatives to a bridge.

There you have it.
Sarah Palin opposed the “bridge to nowhere”.
It’s so sad to see the Left stoop to deceit in order to discredit the popular Palin.

They are having such a difficult time bashing this woman and mother.
It’s really too bad.

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Breaking: Republicans Cancel First Night of Convention

August 31, 2008

It looks like Michael Moore’s prayers to the great earth god were answered.

Weather.com
Don Fowler and other liberals will surely get a kick out of this…
The RNC Convention was cancelled for tomorrow night.
Chron Watch reported:

Virtually all of the Republican National Convention’s Monday night program, including an address by President Bush, will be canceled as national attention focuses on Hurricane Gustav, party officials said today.

“It is doubtful that there will be any kind of program tomorrow night” when the four-day convention was scheduled to commence, House Minority Leader John Boehner told reporters. “The convention is going to be handled on a day-to-day basis.”

Boehner, of Ohio, the top Republican in the House, said the convention is concerned about potential victims of the storm, “and the best way we honor that is to help Americans who are in need.”

“There will be efforts to engage the delegates, alternates and our friends in relief efforts.”

John McCain, who will formally receive his party’s nomination for the presidency, said today that the GOP is turning its focus on those who are facing the storm’s impact.

“I pledge that tomorrow night, and if necessary throughout our convention, we will act as Americans and not as Republicans, because America needs us now,” McCain said.

“We must redirect our efforts from the really celebratory event of the nomination of the president and vice president of our party to acting as all Americans,” he said.

There was a mandatory evacuation ordered from New Orleans today.
Our thoughts and prayers are with people on the Gulf Coast.

Glenn Reynolds says the news on Gustav is looking better.

And… Dan Fowler blamed the rightwing nutcase for his own disgusting remarks.

Nutty Far Left Pro-Choice TV Host Attacks Palin On Prenatal Care

August 31, 2008

Well, this was pretty sick.
Far Left pro-choice TV host Alan Colmes attacked Governor Sarah Palin on her prenatal care!
A man who has absolutely no problem with Palin killing her own baby feigns concern about the delivery of her baby earlier this year.
Nuts.

Kim Priestap at Wizbang has the story.
Colmes accused Governor Palin of not taking enough care of Trig when he was an unborn baby.
Oh brother– The Left sure is stretching to bash the Alaska governor.

BTW– Colmes already yanked the post.

WE GOT MAIL… Soros-Lackey Responds to Pro-Victory "Vets For Freedom"

August 31, 2008

Yesterday, we posted video of Vets For Freedom founders Pete Hegseth and Dave Bellavia crashing the antiwar, anti-military “Bush Legacy” bus.
The anti-Bush exhibit is traveling the country promoting an insurgent snuff film of an attack on US soldiers.
Here is the video– Click on the photo:

The director of communications of the “Bush Legacy” bus was nearly in tears after the pro-American, pro-Victory veterans confronted him on the insurgent filth that the bus is promoting.

Well… We obviously hit a nerve because late last night, the curator of the Soros-funded propaganda bus, Jeremy Funk (who appears in the video) posted a comment to the original thread for this video.
Here is his comment:

I’m the “loser” that with the “irrational rage” and “lack of objectivity” and “bottled-up anger” in the video. Here I thought I had I given an Iraq War Veteran the utmost respect he deserves. Here I thought I treated him like the hero he is. Here I thought I was respectful, conciliatory, humbled, and open-minded to his opinions.

But, personal stuff aside, it boils down to serious a difference of opinion. Like the majority of the American people, I don’t want to see one more of our brave men and women dying in the crosshairs of an Iraqi civil war. I don’t want to see another mother suffer, like the mother of Sgt. Patrick R. McCaffrey. Sgt. McCaffrey’s mother reached out to us with her son’s story of how the Pentagon lied to her about her son being killed by the same Iraqi forces he was training. She donated his combat boots to the Bush Legacy Bus in hopes that not another mother would feel the same pain and betrayal.

I want our troops to come home from Iraq as quickly and responsibly as possible, and I want the eye back on the ball in Afghanistan where the real threat is – where the terrorists that actually attacked us on 911 are thriving once again. Even Ambassador Ryan Crocker admits that Afghanistan, not Iraq, is the central front against Al Qaeda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH57bOZbJ3o

We’ve heard a lot from the “liberal media” you folks decry so much about the so-called “success” of the “surge.” The reality is, civil strife is still flaming every day: just one example this week, a suicide bomber killed 28 police recruits in Quaragh Tappah:
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSLP67913620080826

But you probably didn’t hear about that or any of the other deadly civil bombings this week or last or the week before. Certainly, the increased troop presence has helped decrease violence on U.S. forces, thank God, but terrible Shiite on Shiite violence continues every day, and a good deal of the overall decrease in violence is credited to a cease fire agreement, albeit a fragile one, between radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada Sadr and Shiite Iraq PM Maliki.

Shiite on Shiite violence has been nothing new. And, in the last several months, the U.S. government has taken one side of a bloody, religious, sectarian civil war – spending $12 billion a month and many U.S. dead and wounded in the process. That’s where Veterans for Freedom/John McCain and Americans United for Change, the American people, and the Iraqi government disagree. VFF and McCain want to keep our soldiers in harm’s way of a civil war indefinitely until they achieve some undefined, unattainable “victory” whether it takes 100 years or more. But, our troops have already done everything they’ve been asked to do and a lot more serving 2-3 or more tours. My best friend Dan Burke is in Iraq right now serving a second tour.

Now that the Iraqi parliament and PM Maliki have publicly called on us to leave and are close to a deal with the U.S. government for a timetable for withdrawal, it’s time that Vets for Freedom and John McCain of 2008 concur with the John McCain of 2004 who when asked what he would do if a sovereign Iraqi government asked us to leave said: “it’s obvious that we would have to leave because — if it was an elected government of Iraq, and we’ve been asked to leave other places in the world. If it were an extremist government then I think we would have other challenges, but I don’t see how we could stay when our whole emphasis and policy has been based on turning the Iraqi government over to the Iraqi people.”: http://www.democracyarsenal.org/2008/07/in-2004-mccain.html

Even President Bush has agreed to “time horizons” and his administration is reportedly set to agree to a status-of-forces agreement with Iraq that begins the safe and orderly withdrawal of most U.S. troops by the end of 2011. While stomping about the Bush Legacy Bus and complaining about our fact-based Iraq exhibit, I didn’t once hear Veterans for Freedom call President Bush a “traitor” or a “cut and runner.” Why not?

Jeremy J. Funk, Americans United for Change

Of course, if Jeremy and the staff of “Bush Legacy” bus wanted to give the veterans “the respect they deserve” they’d TAKE DOWN THEIR FILTHY INSURGENT SNUFF FILM!

And, if they really wanted respectful dialogue they would accept the undeniable truth that the Bush Surge worked, that violence is down to record levels, that the benchmarks are being met, and the war is being won.

But first they’d start by TAKING DOWN THEIR TERRORIST FILM!
What a disgusting shameful bunch.

More Good News… Sadr City Public Pool Reopens After 5 Years

August 31, 2008

More good news…

A young Iraqi does a backwards dive off the platform at the grand re-opening of the Mithaq Pool Complex, Aug. 30, 2008. The boy was competing in a diving competition to celebrate the pools opening. The pool complex is an important hub for recreation in the Thawra 1 neighborhood. (DVIDS)

The Sadr City pool opened this week.
DVIDS reported:

The District Advisory Council and the residents of the Thawra 1 neighborhood of the Sadr City District of Baghdad celebrated the re-opening of the Mithaq Pool Complex with prizes, competitions and music, Aug. 30, 2008.

Representatives from the DAC, Ministry of Youth and Recreation, Iraqi army and community organized and oversaw the celebration, amid improved security conditions.

The festivities included guest speakers, a swimming and diving competition and swimming-related gifts for the younger Iraqis in attendance.

Iraqi Lt. Col. Yeayah Rosoul Abdallah al Zubadie, the commander of the 3rd Battalion, 42nd Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division, was a guest speaker at the re-opening and welcomed the attendees and thanked the many people who were involved in the important event.

“The Iraqi army is here to serve the people of Iraq. The community leaders here today, with the help of the Government, have a chance to make a difference for their people,” said Yeayah. “The re-opening today is an example of all of us together working together for our people.”


A young Iraqi does a front somersault off the platform at the grand re-opening of the Mithaq Pool Complex, Aug. 30, 2008. The boy was competing in a diving competition to celebrate the pools opening. (DVIDS)

Surprise!… The Big O’s Convention Bounce Is Zippo

August 31, 2008

The OneMinus One.

Obama gains nothing from image promotion in Denver.

More good news for McCain:

There have been significant changes in perception of John McCain in the two days of polling since he named Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Since then, 49% of Republicans voice a Very Favorable opinion of McCain. That’s up six percentage points from 43% just before the announcement. Also, 64% of unaffiliated voters now give positive reviews to McCain, up ten points since naming his running mate.

There has been little change in perceptions of Obama since his Thursday night speech and the Palin announcement (see trends and other recent demographic observations).

Hat Tip Anne

Change You Can Believe In…

August 31, 2008

We’re not talking about Chicago politics here folks.

“Change You Can Believe In”
Via The Jawa Report— You can order yours HERE.

Saudi Arabians Back Obama Because "Whites Back Israel"

August 31, 2008

Saudis Overwhelmingly Hope Obama Wins Election
The Arab News reported:

There is overwhelming support among Saudis and expatriates here in the Kingdom for Democratic candidate Barack Hussein Obama as the next US president.

A cross-section of both groups told Arab News yesterday that they wanted Obama to succeed George W. Bush. One Saudi said Obama was preferred because he is black while an expatriate felt his middle name suggested a willingness to tackle the contentious issues facing the Muslim world.

On Aug. 27, the Democratic Party nominated Obama as its presidential candidate and Joe Biden as his running mate. On the following day, Republican candidate John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Some Saudis said the US elections were a non-event for them, as it had nothing to do with their day-to-day lives. “I really did not know there was a presidential election in the United States in the first place.

“Some believed Obama is a Muslim because of his middle name. All the blacks so far in power at various levels have shown their commitment and determination to serve the country and the world without discrimination of color and religion. However, the track record of whites has been to side with Israel rather than with Muslim countries. We now have a ray of hope in Obama. We expect him to solve the problems facing the Muslim world, including those in Iraq, Palestine and Kashmir. What has happened after Sept. 11, 2001, is that Muslims are being dubbed terrorists. We extend our support to Obama or anyone who will be able to solve problems related to the Muslim world,” said Yousuf.

Sarah Palin Gives McCain Camp $7 Million Bump …Update: McCain & Palin Pull Ahead In Poll!!

August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin Pick Pays Off For McCain–

Already, the McCain Camp has raised $7 million in contributions since the announcement of his running mate yesterday.
The Trail reported:

Sen. John McCain has taken in $7 million in contributions since announcing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a top campaign aide said today.

The money bounce may owe to Palin’s appeal with conservative donors, many of whom said privately they had planned on sitting out the campaign this year. The money comes in just under the wire — after McCain accepts the GOP nomination Thursday, he will accept public funds and no longer be permitted to raise private money for the campaign.

That will not, however, stop McCain and Palin from raising money for the Republican National Committee. In coming weeks, McCain will host four megafundraising events in major cities aimed at bolstering the accounts of the party. Palin, meanwhile, will be sent out to headline more than a dozen fundraising events for the RNC.

Governor Palin enjoys an 80% approval rating in Alaska.

UPDATE: Nice pick Senator McCain!
It looks like McCain is already getting a bounce from his pick, via Instapundit:

Zogby Poll: “Brash McCain pick of AK Gov. Palin neutralizes historic Obama speech, stunts the Dems’ convention bounce . . . The latest nationwide survey, begun Friday afternoon after the McCain announcement of Palin as running mate and completed mid-afternoon today, shows McCain/Palin at 47%, compared to 45% support for Obama/Biden. In other words, the race is a dead heat.”

Buckets of Urine, Slingshots & Anti-Bus Weapons Seized In Minnesota Raid!

August 30, 2008

Minnesota officials discover pi$$ bombs, anti-bus weapons devices and weapons at an apartment in Minneapolis last night during a raid.

The apartment belonged to members of the RNC Welcoming Committee.
The rnc anarchists are planning meetings today to discuss the crisis.
TwinCities.com reported:

Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies found weapons and devices to disable buses – among other items – in searches in the Twin Cities last night and today.

Authorities said the items came from “key members of the RNC Welcoming Committee,” a self-described anarchist group.

Five people have been arrested and four properties have been searched, according to the sheriff’s office.

At 8 a.m. today, the sheriff’s office executed search warrants at three Minneapolis homes – 2301 23rd Ave. S., 3500 Harriet Ave. and 3240 17th Ave. S. The FBI, Minneapolis police and the Hennepin County sheriff’s office assisted them.

“The ‘Welcoming Committee’ is a criminal enterprise made up of 35 anarchists who are intent on committing criminal acts before and during the Republican National Convention,” said Sheriff Bob Fletcher in a statement. “These acts include tactics to blockade and disable delegate buses, breaching venue security and injuring police officers. They have recruited assistance in their criminal conspiracy from other anarchists groups throughout the country. Through their plans and actions they have exhibited a blatant disregard for the law and the safety of others.”

The statement said the items found in the searches included:

Materials to create “sleeping dragons” (PVC pipe, chicken wire, duct tape), which is when protesters lock themselves together
Large amounts of urine, including three to five gallon buckets of urine
Wrist rockets (high-powered
slingshots)
A machete, hatchet and several throwing knives
a gas mask and filter
Empty glass bottles
Rags
Flammable liquids
Homemade caltrops (devises used to disable buses in roads)
Metal pipes
Axes
Bolt cutters
Sledge hammers
Repelling equipment
Kryptonite locks
Empty plastic buckets cut and made into shields
Material for protective padding
An Army helmet.

The five people being held at the Hennepin County jail are under arrest on suspicion of conspiracy to riot, conspiracy to commit civil disorder and conspiracy to damage property.

Arrested at the 17th Avenue home were Monica Rachel Bicking, 23, Erin Chase Trimmer, 23, and Garrett Scott Fitzgerald, 25, Nestor said.

Nathanel David Secor, 26,was arrested at the 23rd Avenue South home.

Erik Charles Oseland, 21, was arrested an undisclosed location, the sheriff’s office said.

“Conspiracy to riot was the charge used against the Chicago Eight in 1968 as part of a politically motivated prosecution,” said Bruce Nestor, president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. “It is a charge that is essentially used for preventive detention.”

Founding Bloggers has video made by the RNC protest group.