Sunday, August 31, 2008

Obama wasted no time to attack Sarah Palin without checking his facts first

Obama wasted no time to attack Sarah Palin without checking his facts first
Current mood: tired
Category: News and Politics

From National Review Online website: Reporter Jim Geraghty

Friday, August 29, 2008

Team Obama Lashes Out at Palin

Team Obama cannot even say, "Congratulations, Governor Palin, we look forward to a spirited race." Nope, first thing they do is attack, attack, attack:

Barack Obama's campaign is blasting John McCain for putting "the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency."

The scathing description of Sarah Palin, from Obama spokesman Bill Burton, comes as Democrats scramble to gather a response to a selection that nobody in the political world expected.

"Governor Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies — that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same," added Burton.

Democrats will likely push the inexperience line against Palin as they race to comb oppo files from Wasilla to Juneau.
First, after spending the entire campaign talking about how experience isn't everything, Barack Obama, who's never held a full-time job for four years, cannot start hitting her on inexperience.

Rove just called the response "petty and small," and boy, this is going to just further convince the Pumas that sexism drives the Obama campaign.

UPDATE: The guys on Fox News note that the Obama campaign can't even bring themselves to call her "Governor Palin." That response is going to blow up in their faces.

ANOTHER UPDATE: To clarify, in the release, they call her "governor", but they don't even deal with it, calling her "the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency."

By the way, mocking the size of the town — I guess that town is full of bitter clingers, clutching guns, religion, xenophobia, opposition to trade deals...

This showed how immature and misinformed the Obama camp can be. It shows the true colors of this Chicago thug by attacking a candidate that has more experience then the "messiah." What happen, Barack? You had your chance to vetted Hillary Clinton as vice-president, but picket another Senator who is a mirror image of you. In addition, as per your running mate, the university that you attended sucks! Now, tell me, Barack? Are you scared? Well, you should be.

Sarah Palin Supports Womens Equality and Conservatism

Sarah Palin Supports Womens Equality and Conservatism
Current mood: confident
Category: News and Politics

McCain announcing Palin as his running mate has stimulated the Conservative base. Democrats are tearing their hairs out because they didn't expect her to be McCain's running mate. They had their guns ready to be fired when they though McCain would announce a Romney, Pawlenty, or a Lieberman running mate. Instead, McCain threw everybody a curve ball.

The two most important groups that represent the Conservative base are pro-life voters and pro-gun voters. Prior to Palin's announcement, their support for McCain was lukewarm at best. In fact, McCain was able to get 75% to 80% support from the conservative base. Now, it should be close to 100%. By picking a Palin, who has shown to be pro-life by example and a lifetime member to the NRA, the McCain/Palin ticket will be very hard to defeat.

They represent the Obama bumper slogan for "Hope and Change." Obama/Biden ticket represents the same old politics as usual in Washington between two well-known elitists. Now, the sentiments are showing throughout America. James Dobson, a fierce McCain skeptic, and several prominent social conservatives are encouraging evangelicals to support the McCain/Palin ticket. During the Rush Limbaugh show, a loyal listener called McCain's pick as a "Home F**King Run." Not only has Palin solidifying the conservative base, she is getting many Democratic women to support her in representing the positive impact how women should be perceive in America.

In her acceptance speech, she said,

"I can't begin this great effort without honoring the achievements of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and of course Senator Hillary Clinton, who showed such determination and grace in her presidential campaign."

"It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America, but it turns out the women of America aren't finished yet and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all."

She is carrying the mantle for "women power" that was left by Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro and the symbols of hope to all Conservatives that Palin may one day represent the leader of the free world. Yes, I know we don't pick our president based on who is vice president, but McCain's pick has emboldened the Conservative base to believe that the maverick is really on our side.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

If you truly want Change and Hope, Vote for the McCain/Palin ticket

If you truly want Change and Hope, Vote for the McCain/Palin ticket
Current mood: ecstatic
Category: News and Politics

There seems a good many people are scared of a McCain/Palin ticket. Whether they are scared that the ticket could win (Democrats concern) or there isn't enough vice-presidential experience (Republicans concern), the pick of a woman vice-presidential GOP candidate is historical and has merit.

The maverick has spoken and has stolen the lightning from the "messiah." The American people, who are the supporting disciples of "the ONE" that desires change, has taken the bumper sticker campaign slogan for "Change and Hope" to another different level.

As it turns out, the GOP vice-presidential candidate for Senator John McCain has rocked the nation. From the initial shock, it is normal to ask, "who is she?" It doesn't take a brain child to know to Goggle her name to find out, but I am certain that the press coverage of her in the next several weeks will decipher the question "Who is Sarah Palin?"

Another question will be on experience. The Obama team has questioned her lack of foreign policy experience and experience to handle the job, but was quick to take back that statement. Would seem foolish for a man who has a lack of experience on anything question another's credential? It is a perfect GOP trap to exploit Obamas hypocrisy and his many deficiencies. To give those who doesn't understand what Sarah Palin has accomplished, it is more vast than the community organizer called "the ONE."

Sarah Palin political ambition began in the early 90's. Since then, she has amassed a sleuth of accomplishments like: former Council Member of Wasilla City Council in Alaska, fought wasteful spending and high taxes, former Mayor of Wasilla City in Alaska, led the fight against cronyism and wasteful spending, served on the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 - 2004, rooted out major corruption and fought party bosses and won, beat party bosses and incumbent governor of her own party by running on an anti-corruption platform, and currently serving two years as Governor of Alaska.

If anyone would say that she is inexperience, they are absolutely wrong. In fact, she is the only person on the ticket that has made executive decisions. The other three Senators doesn't come close to that.

Some would say how does she help McCain's presidency? To name a few, she would influence McCain's message for energy independent. It will underscore the best issue that McCain has been pounding for the past several months and that is DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW, and PAY LESS AT THE PUMPS. Palin as shown leadership in energy by giving Alaskan taxpayers yearly government checks on energy production produced and at the same time won credibility taking on big oil companies. Palin also wielded a mighty veto pen when it comes to cutting on spending and excess pork. That is something would compliment McCain stances ..ting pork barrel spending in Congress and tightening Federal spending.

They are known reformers in each respective job setting. Palin reformed the notoriously corrupt Alaskan Republican party while McCain owned the title since 2000 with his talk on cleaning up lobbyist and special interest groups in Washington. Both understand that to bring a civility and normalcy back in Washington is to fight corruption and to shrink the government. They both want to give money back to the people and stop the expansion of wasteful entitlement programs. By showing a relationship that is complimentary to the other, one can conclude that the other promises by McCain, like picking conservative judges to the bench, are good as gold.

Okay, it may be of suspect that putting a woman in the vice-presidential ticket is a publicity stunt to shore up votes. Part of it may be true, but I wouldn't be surprise coming from a maverick. To counter Obamas widespread race inspirational statement "Can you believe we can really elect a black guy for president," McCain can say, "It is a reality that the time is now we can elect a woman for president!" How's that to knock down the momentum of the "messiah?"

Not only it will be a major positive to the woman's movement, but it solidifies the conservative base. In regards to the woman's movement, it is never about any one issue. The main premise for women is recognition and equality. By putting a woman, whether it's a Republican or Democrat, on the ticket will bolster the support for that cause. This is what is needed to bring them out of the woodwork. Democrats may have shores up their base during the primaries, but when it comes to the general election, it will be a whole different story. This is the surprise of the year that will spur not only women voters but it will bring a huge turnout of Republicans in droves for the November 4 election.

Keep in mind that experience is not the main issue and it has never worked in the past presidential elections. For example, when Ford ran against an inexperience one-term Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter and lost, Carter did the same thing against an inexperience foreign policy Governor of California Ronald Reagan and lost, and Bush Sr. did the same tactic against Bill Clinton on lack of experience on foreign affairs and lost. This time around McCain is not going to make that mistake. McCain is not attacking Obamas job history, but rather on his policies. McCain's attack slogan "He's Not Ready To Lead" is not a personal attack on the community organizer. It is a slogan that refers to the lack of judgement and moral values, which emphasizes the core of Obamas policies.

Sarah Palin is the anti-Obama. She is able to match the PTA connection over the community organizer. She has shown her conviction on her voting record compared to a senator who has voted "present" 175 times. And most important, she is far better looking (HOT!) and will get the younger voters to look at her way than the empty suit celebrity who has peaked and is heading on a downward spiral like the Backstreet Boys. LOL. I always believe in balancing the proper ticket by putting the experience on the top of the ticket than the other way around.

I'm looking forward to seeing the October vice-presidential debates between Biden and Palin. Not many knew about Palin background as a journalist major in college and a journalist reporter during her career. Not only she can talk, she will be able to dance around Biden to the point where we will see Biden implode and say something very stupid on national television. If it was any other GOP candidate for vice-president, I bet no one would watch the debate, but having Palin on board, we should see more viewers tuning in. This is great for national exposure for Palin and good for network rating.

I'm looking forward for the RNC Convention this week. I'm more pumped and extremely optimistic that is the year Republicans will surprise the nation and cause Democrats go in disbelief.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Im glad McCain picked Sarah Palin

Im glad McCain picked Sarah Palin

Short, but brief. I wrote for months supporting Alaska gov. Sarah Palin for McCain's running mate and reality is realized. Yay!

This is the best plan to stop Biden & make him implode during the vice-presidential debate & stop future run for Hillary Clinton.

Im excited for McCains presidency & the future presidency for Sarah Palin.

The WOW factor tipped the scale. Whatever bump that Obama had during the DNC convention is muted by this news.

I predict a Repuboican win for the White House in November. I will be bold to say that good news for the GOP will be seen in November too.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama, Willaim Ayers, and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge

John McCain may be right after all when he stated during his campaign that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is not the target to bring down Barack Hussein Obama, but his close alliance to the American born terrorist William Ayers.

In the past week, Obama took offence when he attacked an Obama/Ayers ad that brought scrutiny among the American voters to ask ourselves “do we really know Barack Obama?” It seems logical to assess that if the Obama campaign attacked and denounce the ad, it must have merit. The Obama camp went on to try and shut down this video that has multiplied throughout Youtube. The camp went one step further and pressured tv stations and its affiliates to stop airing the video. This video must be damning evidence against Obama that the Obama camp went out and seek legal actions to the creator of this video. With all the hubbub, I am certain that this issue won’t go away anytime soon.

Another Obama/Ayers’ snafu came out a couple days ago with reports of a journalist from National Review trying to see what relationship Obama and Ayers had. Throughout the campaign, Obama said that Ayers is a neighbor who lived down the street. But it seems that there is more to the story Obama isn’t mentioning. It seems that William Ayers in 1993 applied and received a $50 million fund from the Annenberg Foundation for education purposes for the city of Chicago. This amount grew to $110 million. Obama served along with Ayers as chairman of the board in several divisions that made up the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a foundation intended to distribute funds for improving the education in the Chicago school system. It is apparent that Obama and Ayers did have a working relationship. The question arises why did the foundation found by Ayers and chaired by Obama defunct? Where did $110 million go? Who were the applicants who applied for the grant? Who got the grant and who was denied? Who were the members of the board of directors that Obama and Ayers chaired? These are a few of the questions that this journalist Stanley Kurtz is investigating.

It wasn’t easy to obtain access to these documents from the library at the University of Illinois. It is speculated that the Obama camp and William Ayers had something to do with preventing Kurtz to see these documents. Stanley Kurtz feared that there may likely to occur some manipulation and tampering of these documents. Because of Kurtz’s plea to the public became well known and wide spread, he just received permission to review the seven linear feet of documents on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

It may be Obamas coronation night in Denver at the DNC Convention, but after the celebration ends, Obama will have to answer the question he had been dogging since entering his bid for the Presidency of the USA. Just because Obama put a senator with foreign policy experience as his running mate, it will not quell the fact that Obama has serious issues with judgement and moral values. I think we will be hearing more of this by the media as the weeks progress.

Developing . . .

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lettermans Top Ten Things Overheard at the Democratic National Convention

Lettermans Top Ten Things Overheard at the Democratic National Convention
Current mood: amused
Category: News and Politics

Late Show Top Ten

Top Ten Things Overheard At The Democratic National Convention

10. "Check it out — Bill Clinton and John Edwards are hitting on the same woman"

9. "The decorations are made from 'John Kerry 2004' bumper stickers"

8. "I think the Chinese delegates are underage"

7. "No, Mr. President, you belong at the Republican Convention"

6. "Senator Biden, do you think you'll shoot an old guy in the face?"

5. "Shut up! I'm trying to listen to Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle"

4. No number 4 — writer at screening of "The House Bunny"

3. "Coming up next, a look at Democratic candidates' greatest concession speeches"

2. "Yes, at midnight they're going to tase Andy Dick"

1. "Hey, it's a giant Al Gore balloon! Oh, wait. That's Al Gore"

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pelosi a Catholic who is Pro-Choice Challenges the Roman Catholic Church

Pelosi a Catholic who is Pro-Choice Challenges the Roman Catholic Church
Current mood: disgusted
Category: News and Politics

Interviewed on Meet the Press August 24, Speaker Pelosi was asked when human life begins. She said the following:

REP. PELOSI: And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And Senator--St. Augustine said at three months. We don't know. The point is, is that it shouldn't have an impact on the woman's right to choose. . . . As I say, the Catholic Church for centuries has been discussing this, and there are those who've decided...

MR. BROKAW: The Catholic Church at the moment feels very strongly that it...

REP. PELOSI: I understand that.

MR. BROKAW: ...begins at the point of conception.

REP. PELOSI: I understand. And this is like maybe 50 years or something like that. So again, over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy.

To all Catholics, whether Democrat or Republican, the most fundamental values of the Catholic Church is that LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION! To refute this statement, contradicts the very essence of that has been practiced in the Catholic Church and Christianity for eons. What Pelosi has done is to support Obamas stupidity on his stance ..ion. Pelosi's family is a devote Catholic, but Nancy had a hard time to distinguish her idiotic stance on pro-choice from pro-life. I would say that any person who supports abortion and practice Christianity should go and find another religion because hypocrisy is something the LORD will not tolerate.

I am glad that the cardinals, archbishops, and bishops around America is standing up to show their disgust on Pelosi's deception. I have a copy of the letter by the Archbishop of Denver that started the revolution to educated those who decide to cherry pick the Catholic religion. Such false ideology is wrong and dangerous. Further denial and accepting false messages will not lead one into redemption.




To Catholics of the Archdiocese of Denver:

Catholic public leaders inconvenienced by the abortion debate tend to take a hard line in talking about the "separation of Church and state." But their idea of separation often seems to work one way. In fact, some officials also seem comfortable in the role of theologian. And that warrants some interest, not as a "political" issue, but as a matter of accuracy and justice.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them.

Interviewed on Meet the Press August 24, Speaker Pelosi was asked when human life begins. She said the following:

"I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. . . St. Augustine said at three months. We don't know. The point is, is that it shouldn't have an impact on the woman's right to choose."

Since Speaker Pelosi has, in her words, studied the issue "for a long time," she must know very well one of the premier works on the subject, Jesuit John Connery's Abortion: The Development of the Roman Catholic Perspective (Loyola, 1977). Here's how Connery concludes his study:

"The Christian tradition from the earliest days reveals a firm antiabortion attitude . . . The condemnation of abortion did not depend on and was not limited in any way by theories regarding the time of fetal animation. Even during the many centuries when Church penal and penitential practice was based on the theory of delayed animation, the condemnation of abortion was never affected by it. Whatever one would want to hold about the time of animation, or when the fetus became a human being in the strict sense of the term, abortion from the time of conception was considered wrong, and the time of animation was never looked on as a moral dividing line between permissible and impermissible abortion."

Or to put it in the blunter words of the great Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

"Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has

bestowed on this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder."

Ardent, practicing Catholics will quickly learn from the historical record that from apostolic times, the Christian tradition overwhelmingly held that abortion was grievously evil. In the absence of modern medical knowledge, some of the Early Fathers held that abortion was homicide; others that it was tantamount to homicide; and various scholars theorized about when and how the unborn child might be animated or "ensouled." But none diminished the unique evil of abortion as an attack on life itself, and the early Church closely associated abortion with infanticide. In short, from the beginning, the believing Christian community held that abortion was always, gravely wrong.

Of course, we now know with biological certainty exactly when human life begins. Thus, today's religious alibis for abortion and a so-called "right to choose" are nothing more than that - alibis that break radically with historic Christian and Catholic belief.

Abortion kills an unborn, developing human life. It is always gravely evil, and so are the evasions employed to justify it. Catholics who make excuses for it - whether they're famous or not - fool only themselves and abuse the fidelity of those Catholics who do sincerely seek to follow the Gospel and live their Catholic faith.

The duty of the Church and other religious communities is moral witness. The duty of the state and its officials is to serve the common good, which is always rooted in moral truth. A proper understanding of the "separation of Church and state" does not imply a separation of faith from political life. But of course, it's always important to know what our faith actually teaches.

Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop of Denver

James D. Conley

Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

Monday, August 25, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin for McCain’s Vice President

Governor Sarah Palin for McCain’s Vice President
Current mood: optimistic
Category: News and Politics

In a perfect world, the ideal presidential candidate should pick a running mate who will do no harm nor bring the presidential candidate down the toilet. Of the other candidates, the governor of Minnesota, former governors of Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, and a former Democrat Senator of Connecticut has baggage attached to their name. Whether it is a governor who isn't known throughout the other states, a governor who is pro-life, a governor who is a Mormon, or a former Democrat Senator who caucuses with the Democratic Party, these individuals will have a hard time presenting their case against a skilled political Senator from Delaware Joe Biden.

This is why I want to present my case in support of the Alaskan governor Sarah Palin as McCain's vice-presidential pick. At 44, Sarah Palin is both the youngest and the first female governor in Alaska. With approval rating around 90 percent, she is the most popular governor in America.

Being very competitive in highschool sports, she was voted "Miss Congeniality" and won the town's beauty pageant. As a happily married mother of five and still drop dead gorgeous to boot, Sarah Palin demonstrated as a very strong fiscal conservative governor. She went on to fight and clean up the corruption of both parties at the state capitol.

As a pro-military, Sarah Palin's eldest son enlisted in the Army in 2007. She is a lifetime member of the NRA (National Rifle Association), who loves to hunt and fish. She regularly attends church and she is pro-life.

With all these conservative credential, McCain would be foolish to overlook her. With many Hillary supporters hesitant to vote for an Obama/Biden ticket, by putting a strong woman on the ticket will fire up the base of women voters to vote for a McCain/Palin ticket.

Recently, Obama's support among white women has plunged dramatically. Many Hillary Clinton supporters accuse him of being sexist. Obama didn't have the guts to vetted Hillary as a vice-presidential candidate. Therefore, it seems fair that by having Sarah Palin on the ticket could help Sen. McCain appeals to these disgruntled Hillary Democrat supporters. Also, if McCain decides to run his campaign against a corrupt, do-nothing Congress, Sarah Palin would make an excellent partner.

Yeah, there is some downside to the other vice-presidential candidates for McCain. As stated earlier, Tim Pawlenty helps only in Minnesota, and not enough to make a difference in the other states. Then there is Joe Lieberman who would bring in some moderate Democrats, but could rip the conservative party in half. Finally, Romney would have a slight problem with evangelicals fretting about that Mormon thing.

Now, think about the dynamics of a vice-presidential debate between Biden and Palin. With Joe Biden's big mouth, which he cannot help, he would definitely put his foot in his mouth by saying something stupid to insult Palin and the women's movement. Remember that we already heard the gaffe from both Obama and Biden couple days ago. Obama welcomed Biden as the "next president" of the United States and Biden introduced Obama as "Barack America." Let these two elitists speak. They are bound to make an ass out of themselves.

I do not believe that the women's movement will support one particular issue. They will be more inclined to support a female representative to a very high position in public office. Female independence and strength supercede any particular issue. This is why I am in favor of a female vice-president. I want to see the women voters fired up in the same effect similar to what Obama did with the African-American voters.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Democrat are Patriotic Only When It’s Politically Expedient

Democrat are Patriotic Only When It’s Politically Expedient
Current mood: irate
Category: News and Politics

Tomorrow is the Democratic National Convention and it appears that a controversy from the Obama campaign struck again. In life, we were taught how to respect someone or something. Whether you respect the property of someone else or something not immediately within our grasp, like GOD, each point holds equal weight. In regards to our flag, I was taught at a very early age to respect the flag for what it represents. It is called Patriotism that identifies our cause and struggles which symbolically are represented in the American flag.

I cannot understand why people insist to have the flag desegrated and show utter disrespect. If it is to prove a point, then these individuals are ignorant. To dishonor the flag is like as spitting at someone or taking someone for granted. I guess their lack of understanding is probably their way to show contempt and rebellion to society.

Sorry to digress, but it is important to understand that to respect a thing is the same as respecting a person. It is our moral right to object those who show improper stupidity in the name of proving an immature point.

In the DNC Convention, credential passes were submitted out with what appears to feature a Barack Obamas images superimposed over an upside-down American Flag. It shows the star of the American flag in the lower right-hand corner of the pass as if it were upside down. This represents an official sign of distress or a form of protest.

A spokesman from the DNC said it's a rendition of the American flag, and not the actual American flag. I say, "WTF!" The American flag is the American flag. One cannot sugarcoat its association. Do they think we are stupid? In this politically correct society, the adage goes, "if it walks like a duck, and quack like a duck, it's a f**king duck!"

People may say that I may be a little sensitive to this, but I am so irrate that Patriotism is dead in America. It only comes by expediency when Patriotism resurfaces like 9/11 and Katrina. Where is the pride? Obama should take the example of Kobe Bryant, NBA professional star basketball player. Kobe said that he was lost for words and was deeply proud of the USA when he received his jersey as he represented the USA in the Olympic men's basketball. He said that its cool to be proud of being an American and not afraid to show it. Well, if it is good for Kobe Bryant, then it is good for every American living in this country, including Barack Obama.

I say this because I question Obamas Patriotism. He is running for the highest important job in this land and I am afraid that his lack of Patriotism and respect will lead us into a wrong direction unheard of by our founding fathers. A good example is his stint of not wearing his American flag pin last year. Obama said, "You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security. I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest." This not the first incident that he showed being unpatriotic, but this incidence is of some importance. As he shows to be the leading Democrat Presidential candidate, he quietly began wearing the American flag pin again. I think it started this past spring after being attacked by opponents from both side of the party line for his lack of being patriotic.

I don't blame Obama. I blame the whole Democratic Party for being disrespectful to the American people. From the unpatriotic credential pass to not fixing the problem of the high gas prices in America, it shows that the Democrat party, who since 2006 became the Majority of both chambers of Congress, has thrown us under the bus. I will not tolerate their peace offering when they try to do something positive right before the elections for political expediency. That is what I call "BULLSHIT!"

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Senator Biden and Obama. Two Peas in a Pod (part I)

Senator Biden and Obama. Two Peas in a Pod (part I)
Current mood: cynical
Category: News and Politics

It doesn't matter if Obama picked Biden as his running mate. It does not dismiss the fact that Obamas crooked associations will ruin his chances to be president. We know alot from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but Bill Ayers, the American terrorist, will be the main focus in the upcoming debates. Biden, who is strong on "national security" and "foreign policy" can't help Obamas problem with friends who are a threat to this country.

Hey Barack! You can run, but you can't hide. Putting another mirror image of you as a running mate will not help you unless you need to win the state of Delaware.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Obama Better Pick Biden Cause Obama Gaffe on World Matter Pisses Me Off

Obama Better Pick Biden Cause Obama Gaffe on World Matter Pisses Me Off
Current mood: annoyed
Category: News and Politics

You actually think asking McCain how many houses he owns is pertinent to the campaign? No. You actually think to be secretive as in Obama in giving a select few to be the first to receive a text on who will be his vice-presidential running mate as not being an elitist? Maybe. You actually think the gaffes of Barack Obama won't hurt him? Hell YES!

Even though the stumbling and stammering of Obama words without a Teleprompter may be noticeable to many, but not the mainstream media. Their little darling is without faults and without blemishes, but the real question does not raise "Is Obama ready to lead?"

With his 300 foreign policy advisors, all of whom are total rejects, not one is able to give Obama the correct feedback to give to the American people of the current state of events occurring worldwide. For instance, the Russia and Georgia conflict brought many different statements that have trouble many voters. In the latest gaffe, Obama stated:

"We've got to send a clear message to Russia and unify our allies," Obama told a crowd of supporters in Virginia. "They can't charge into other countries. Of course it helps if we are leading by example on that point."

What does that statement Obama truly suggest? I know that at times without a prepared speech, he tends to speak out exactly how he feels. It seems obvious that Obama is equating the invasion of Russia into the Republic of Georgia as the same as sending our troops to take out an evil dictator like Saddam Hussein. In my past blogs, I stated that Liberals enjoy blaming America first. Obama is no different. He finally denounces Russia for the invasion with a little twist that USA should set a better example.

To make that comparison is rather ridiculous. Obama had the audacity to make an incredulous comparison between the United Stated invasion of Iraq and Russia's recent deployment of troops in the Republic of Georgia.

So, by entering Iraq with a coalition of 30 countries to remove Saddam for violating UN Security Counsel Resolution 1441, who has violated acts against humanity on his own people, had twice invaded neighboring states, for shooting American aircraft in the "No Fly Zone," and tried to assassinate a former President of the United States, this is the moral equivalent to Russia's death march into a sovereign country like Georgia. Oh, let's not forget that we entered a decimated country to establish a democracy, whereas Russia invaded a peaceful democracy that it wants to reestablish into the evil empire.

This is not the only gaffe in Obamas world view. He mentioned today that China is far superior to the United States in reference to the Chinese will in preparing Beijing for the Olympics. Obama said

"Everybody's watching what's going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructures. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business you're starting to think, Beijing looks like a pretty good option."

Is Obama an idiot? I guess. Doesn't he know that the Communist party of China controls everything? The government is able to afford to spend the wealth of the nation at their pleasure, but also take away what they want at will. Obama must have forgotten that outside the city walls is an impoverished country. We see inferior buildings that collapsed causing the death of many school children as an example of a bad infrastructure. The smog and high emission in China makes Los Angeles looks like Hawaii. Let's not forget that the Chinese oppressive government blocked the internet for the journalist during the Olympics and suppresses the voice of the Chinese people by punishing those who oppose the government. And of course, we cannot forget the abuses and inhuman way they treat their workers.

It all comes down to who will Obama pick for a vice-president to complement his weakness in foreign policy. It may be Senator Biden. It would be a plus for Obama to get someone with foreign policy experience and a major plus for a field day for Republicans. It's a win-win situation. LOL.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Lies and Gaffes of Barack Obama (part 1)

The Lies and Gaffes of Barack Obama (part 1)
Current mood: sleepy
Category: News and Politics

I saw this on and want to share it with you all. This video exposes the gaffes and lies of Obama. To the Liberals, if you insist to make fun of Bush, you need to look closely how Obama is making you all look like fools with his miscues. This is the community organizer that wants to be President of the United States. LOL

The End of the Conspiracy Theory on World Trade Center Building 7

The End of the Conspiracy Theory on World Trade Center Building 7
Current mood: relieved
Category: News and Politics

For the conspiracy nut jobs out there, a major blow to your conspiracy theory about World Trade Center 7 is coming to a halt. News came out that stated that no explosives were ever used to bring down Building 7. There was no such thing as a synchronized demolition of that building. I just can't believe the government had to establish proof that the building came down due to extreme heat by the fire that melted support columns and not by professionally placed explosives in the building.

AFP, the world's oldest established news agency, reported on an article today about the issue. Here is the proof.

NEW YORK (AFP) - A raging, long-burning fire caused the collapse of World Trade Center building number 7, which tumbled hours after hijacked jets hit the twin towers on September 11, 2001, investigators said Thursday.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that the 47-story building, which stood right next to towers 1 and 2, caught fire due to the debris that flew into it after the planes struck.

It eventually fell after seven hours due to instability caused by the fire, not by explosives as some conspiracy theorists have claimed.

"Our study found that the fires in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event," said lead investigator Shyam Sunder.

"Heating of floor beams and girders caused a critical support column to fail, initiating a fire-induced progressive collapse that brought the building down," he said.

"Video and photographic evidence combined with detailed computer simulations show that neither explosives nor fuel oil fires played a role in the collapse of WTC 7."

He said debris from tower 1 sparked the blaze on at least 10 floors of the building, which burned for about seven hours while some of its sprinkler systems were non-operational due to a city water main cut.

"We did not find any evidence that explosives were used to bring the building down," he said.

"This size blast would have produced an incredibly loud sound that was not recorded on videos of the collapse nor reported by witnesses."

He added that the "collapse was also not due to fires from the substantial amount of diesel fuel stored in the building."

A team of 50 experts from diverse fields, including engineering, explosives, fire, and construction took part in the probe.

The September 11 attacks on New York killed nearly 3,000 people

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Obama Admit He Lied that He Support Ban on Partial Ban Abortion

Obama Admit He Lied that He Support Ban on Partial Ban Abortion
Current mood: aggravated
Category: News and Politics

Let's make this perfectly clear, for the past year Obama has been dodging every effort to answer his pro-choice stance. This past weekend with an interview debate with Pastor Rick Warren, Obama stated he is pro-abortion or pro-choice. The main hideous issue is his radical views on partial birth abortion, which he defends.

Many top liberal Senators have supported on the BAN on partial birth abortion on the Federal level, but not Obama. He went so far to lie on this position by making vague and general platitudes on the matter. Let's keep in mind that Obama has voted as a State Senator in Illinois against the same legislation passed overwhelmingly on the Federal level to BAN partial birth abortion.

Let me quote what Obama has been saying for many months:

"Well and because they have not been telling the truth. And I hate to say that people are lying, but here's a situation where folks are lying. I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported - which was to say - that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born - even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion."

That is a bold face LIE!

Little did Obama know his own words would so quickly condemn him. He admitted what he did "defies common sense and it defies imagination." In fact, it was heinous.

But breaking news coming from Obamas camp this week reveal a half-ass apology. Obama claims he was misrepresented on his vote on the Born Alive Act.

As quoted from the August 18, 2008, New York Sun article:

"Indeed, Mr. Obama appeared to misstate his position in the Christian Broadcast Network interview on Saturday when he said the federal version he supported 'was not the bill that was presented at the state level.' His campaign yesterday acknowledged that he had voted against an identical bill in the state Senate, and a spokesman, Hari Sevugan, said the senator and other lawmakers had concerns that even as worded, the legislation could have undermined existing Illinois abortion law. Those concerns did not exist for the federal bill, because there is no federal abortion law."

While the Obama campaign finally admitted Obama has misrepresented his Born Alive Act vote all these years, they had the gall to give outrageous excuses, which was contradicted by Obama himself, as he has for years, that "I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported." Besides, even though Illinois has a law already in place that insured life saving treatment was given to infants, Obama was concern that the bill would affect Roe vs. Wade.

I would like to offer every Catholic and every Christian to see what Obama has created. It would be an extreme hypocrisy to support this man if only it would contradict your core Christian belief and that is abortion is wrong and immoral. It would be idiotic to believe that supporting partial birth abortion is okay. By supporting partial ban abortion, a live being that comes out of the womb, including being aborted alive, is not considered a person. If you believe that this premise, you are an idiot! If you don't believe me, go ask any seven-year-old and see what they say.

This is one of my main concerns with Obama. This makes me question his judgement. It further strengthens my issue against him when he disregards human life as a punishment as he said on the campaign trail (paraphrasing), "I will raise my daughters with good moral values, but if they get pregnant, I don't want them to be punished with a baby." This means that he is pro-abortion and sees having a baby by mistake as a punishment. Obamas twisted and radical interpretation how he views society is something that I will never accept and something America should not support.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Main Highlights of the Interview Debate at Saddleback Church Between Obama and McCain

Main Highlights of the Interview Debate at Saddleback Church Between Obama and McCain
Current mood: tired
Category: News and Politics

I just couldn't stress the importance of last night interview debate in Saddleback Church with Obama and McCain. The host Pastor Rick Warren did it right by giving the same questions to both men so that there is fairness for the audience to make a proper objective opinion of each candidate. I call it important because this is just the prelude of the upcoming debates and it opens up questions and closes concerns about each candidate. It exposes Obamas inexperience and his lackluster appeal in such a venue. On the other hand, it gave us the opportunity to know more of a McCain that we aren't use to see.

Some worth noted highlights of the interview debate:

- When Warren asked Obama, "What's the most gut-wrenching decision you've ever had to make?" Obama answered that opposing the war in Iraq was "as tough a decision that I've had to make, not only because there were political consequences but also because Saddam Hussein was a bad person and there was no doubt he meant America ill." Well this is a blatant lie. Obama was in the state senate in Illinois when Congress gave the president the okay to go to Iraq. In fact, in the Democratic primaries, when candidates' Hillary Clinton, Joseph Biden, Christopher Dodd, and John Edwards argued that they, as senators, had to make a choice Obama didn't have to make. And now he says it's his toughest call.

- When the same above question was given to McCain, the Arizona Senator said that the temptation to "get out of jail pass" under influence by his father, a high-ranking admiral in the US Navy, was great, but McCain had a great cause greater than himself to stay at the side of his men, who were imprisoned with him.

- When ask "have you went against party loyalty and even against your own best interest for the good of America," Obama talked about supporting the Republican campaign ethics and finance reform. This is another lie. Yes, Obama supported the legislation, but abandon ship shortly afterwards. He then returned back to the "Death Star" of Harry Reid and the Liberal Democratic Party. If McCain heard Obama saying this, McCain would be all in arms because McCain wrote an angry letter telling Obama that his abandonment to the legislation was wrong.

- When ask "at what point does a baby get human right," Obama blundered and said, "Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade." Obama went on to say that he is pro-choice. At least he got the "kahuna" to say that in front of a devoted evangelical audience.

- When the same above question was given to McCain, the Arizona Senator said without a hesitation, "life begins at conception." What is increasingly impressive is that McCain mention his 25-year pro-life record as a Congressman and Senator, and when elected as president of the USA, he will be a pro-life president with pro-life policies. Now, that is a man with conviction!

- When ask about "what is it to be a Christian," Obama tuned in the scripture of Jesus and quoted a verse in Matthew of the New Testament - "Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do likewise to me." Well, everybody knows that his voting record with abortion is not stellar especially, when Obama voted AGAINST the ban for partial-birth abortion. Honestly, this shows Obamas weakness. To those evangelicals who supported him will find it discouraging and disingenuous to see a man who talks about the least of our brethren.

- When ask "which existing Supreme Court Justice would you have not nominated to the high court of the land," Obama had the audacity to target Clarence Thomas, the first black justice to the Supreme Court, by saying he is naive, not experience enough, and not a strong legal thinker. May I remind my readers that the hypocrisy of Obama is growing by the minute. Barack Obama should look at himself in the mirror before making such an outrageous comment.

-When ask "does evil exist and what do we do about it," Obama best answer, "we see evil all the time. Individuals will not be able to erase evil from the world. That is God's task." Well, if God has given us free will, we would be all dead if we didn't do something about it.

- When ask "which three people would you rely the most during your administration," Obama said his wife Michelle, his grandmother, Ted Kennedy and Republican Senator Tom Coburn. Just to note, Obama compared Coburn as a terrorist during the Democratic primaries. I prefer McCain's list instead. He mentioned General Petraeus, John Lewis (a Democrat Congressman and civil right leader), and his economic advisor, Meg Whitman, who is a former CEO of Ebay.

-When ask "to cite a position which they had changed their views in the past 10 years," Obama mentioned welfare reform. That was a very weak answer. I prefer McCain's answer instead - "We've got to drill now. We've got to drill here."

- The most important answer of the night came from John McCain when he said, "I want to be president to inspire a generation of Americans to serve a cause greater than their self interest." This is a man who puts country and his fellow man first before himself. He epitomizes the unselfish patriot and a follower of Christ that we all should look up to. I think it's a better answer than what Obama gave as he talks about empathy and saying that the American dream is slipping away. Obama solution is to elect him because he can bring people together to solve critical problems. Yeah, right. Talk on, wonderboy!

- On the following day after the debate, a recent poll conducted by CNN/Opinion Research Corp. found that 67% of white evangelical voters favor McCain, while 24% support Obama.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

First Interview Debate with Obama and McCain at Saddleback Church with Pastor Warren

First Interview Debate with Obama and McCain at Saddleback Church with Pastor Warren
Current mood: inspired
Category: News and Politics

The first unique debate occurred tonight at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California with Pastor Rick Warren, whose weekly services draw about 22,000 to his Lake Forest church. This interview type of debate asking each candidate the same identical question gives the audience the opportunity to compare and contrast Obama and McCain.

The question given to Barack Obama by Pastor Rick Warren was casual and thoughtful. The answers given by Barack Obama were generalized and full of thoughtful platitudes. It is something one would encounter in a friendly conversation at a party. Obama botched his opportunity to grasp the evangelicals in the audience at Saddleback Church when he gave a pass on his answers ..ion, when does life begin, and same sex marriage. In order to appease the Liberal organization that is pouring money to his campaign, Obama was cunning to defer his answers by displaying his celebrity star struck status.

I never like John McCain until tonight. I do support his candidacy since he acted presidential and he is able to talk without stuttering an answer or looking dumbfounded. John McCain answered the questions directly with substance. McCain opened a little about himself and his accomplishments as Congressman and Senator. The answers given by both Obama and McCain were extremely contrasting. I found that the answer from Obama was vague and generalized because it showed the lack of experience to qualify and quantify the questions. On the other hand, McCain gives us a history lesson and the perfect reason why he is running for president. He is running to show an example that we, as Americans, have to step up above our self interest to bring America back on the right track.

This is the beginning of the Presidential Debates. Round One goes to McCain. I base my decision on the substance on the answers given. I don't buy how the candidates are trying to win over the audience by their charm and charisma. The questions were all geared for a candidate who has the experience, knowledge, and wisdom to give the appropriate answer. McCain did a great job. I give him an "A." I would grade Obamas performance a "C+."

Howard Dean Calling Republican the White Party. Democrats are Racist

Howard Dean Calling Republican the White Party. Democrats are Racist
Current mood: bored
Category: News and Politics

It makes me wonder why Democrats and Liberals intend to label Republicans as racist. It is the most absurd statement with no historical support. Republican have always embraced its achievements in ending slavery and promote civil rights. Even though the Democrat party holds many minority groups as their base, it is a oxymoron. I cannot figure out why such groups would side a party that exploits and suppress the will of the people by making them dependent on big government. That is the party of the Democrats. That is the party of Liberalism. Redistributing wealth and take care of everyone's needs in America by wasteful entitlement programs is the philosophy of the Democrat party. I rather call it being addicted to crack cocaine. At first, it's a good rush, but the aftermath has consequences.

Let me remind everybody what Republicans represent:

First, the credit goes to the Republican party in bringing an end to slavery in the United States.

Second, the role of the Republican party has extended the right to vote to men and women of all backgrounds, of all races, and of all creeds.

Third, the leadership role of the Republican party has ushered in the modern civil rights era.

And fourth, the leading role of the Republican party in establishing an American policy of peace through strength that has freed hundreds of millions of people around the world from slavery and brought freedom, democracy, women's rights, and minority rights to the former Soviet Empire and across central and eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

It was President Lincoln's victory in the Civil War that kept the union united and ended slavery. It was President Reagan's victory in the Cold War that was highlighted by the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. It was President George W. Bush's conviction that liberated Afghanistan and Iraq. It is an overwhelming fact that the policies of the Republican party embraced have brought freedom around a suppressed world that previously lived in slavery.

In contrast to Democrats, there is no comparison. There is a history of blatant racial provocation for the past many decades with the Democrat party. The party of the Democrats had David Dukes, a former KKK leader turned Congressman, and currently have Robert Byrd, a former Grand Poobah of the KKK turned Senator. If those two examples are not enough to change or open your mind, try this:

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Democrat icon and orchestrator of Japanese Internment

- Ex-House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, former affiliate of a St. Louis area racist group

- Ex-Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd, former Ku Klux Klansman known for making bigoted slurs on national television

- Rev. Jesse Jackson, Democrat keynote speaker and race hustler known for making anti-Semitic slurs

- Rev. Al Sharpten, Democrat activist and perennial candidate and race hustler known inciting anti-Semitic violence in New York City

- Sen. Ernest Hollings, leading Democrat Senator known for use of racial slurs against several minority groups

- Lee P. Brown, former Clinton cabinet official and Democrat mayor of Houston who won reelection using racial intimidation against Hispanic voters

- Andrew Cuomo, former Clinton cabinet official and Democrat candidate for NY Governor who made racist statements about a black opponent.

- Dan Rather, Democrat CBS news anchor and editorialist known for using anti-black racial epithets on a national radio broadcast

- Donna Brazile, former Gore campaign manager known for making anti-white racial attacks. Brazile has also worked for Jackson, Gephardt, and Michael Dukakis

-NAACP leader and hyper bigot Julian Bond's recent implication to his organization that Bush administration officials supported confederate slavery

-Then Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi once explained her support for pro-choice by saying to a fellow Congressman in 2006, "What would you do if your daughter were raped by a black man?"

-DNC Chairman Howard Dean calling the Republican party the "white" party

For those who need physical proof, I got several clips by to illustrate my point:

1. First clip: Senator Robert Byrd saying "white nigger"

2. Second clip: Barack Obama saying "white folk's greed runs a world in need"

3. Third clip: Howard Dean saying that the Republican party is the "white party"

Tell me. Am I wrong or am I right?

Friday, August 15, 2008

From The Obama Prayer

From The Obama Prayer
Current mood: cynical
Category: News and Politics

Not meant to offend anyone, I found this on Matt Kramer brilliant satire really capture the essence of Barack Obama.

The "Obama" Prayer

Our Obama, who art from heaven, or Hawaii, or possibly Chicago,

Liberal be thy name,

Thy presidency come,

Thy will be done,

On Earth, as it is in San Francisco.

Give us this day our daily handouts.

And forgive us our individualism,

As we forgive those who don't properly inflate their tires.

And lead us not into the Clintons,

But deliver us from McCain

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for two full terms.

Copyright 2008 Matthew C. Kramer

Thursday, August 14, 2008

How to Distinguish an Extremely Psychopathic Liberal

How to Distinguish an Extremely Psychopathic Liberal
Current mood: cynical
Category: News and Politics

In this blog, I want to share some common sense tips in avoiding a confrontation with a loose cannon liberal. I received a couple emails in the past couple days asking me how I deal with them. Honestly, I try to distinguish a civil minded individual, who sides with liberalism, and a hopeless sap, who enjoys these torrid rants that never go anywhere. The latter are someone you would want to avoid at all cost, and it is pitiful because they are in abundance in society.

Don't get me wrong. It is okay to mix it up with a hardcore extremist Liberal now and then, but be forewarned, you better have a bottle of ibuprofen on hand. Debating with a liberal, who is an extremist, will give you a headache. These extremists are the types that are incapable of having a decent intelligent conversation. They rather rant, bitch and whine, and bicker after each talking point. At times, they go off on tangents and digress from the main focus on a particular issue.

You know who they are. These psychos are found anywhere and everywhere. You will see them pounce onto perfect strangers at a social party, at barbecues, at family reunions, at family dinners, and sometimes a wedding. There are no bounds for these egocentric sociopaths.

Honestly, my best advice is to stay clear from them unless you have several hours to kill. It is a time-consuming feat that I do not recommend. You are just wasting your time because they won't shut up. You are better off in having a civil minded individual who is willing to interact and share ideology.

Here are some fool proof ways to distinguish an extremely psychopathic Liberals:

1. The best trigger mechanism I like to use is to say "BUSH" and see if their face change demeanor and the jugular veins throbbing.

2. They attack you verbally without provocation. They say you are a "Nazi loving whore," "inbred redneck," and "warmonger" just to name a few. These outbursts are normally seen by a person who has a true psychotic mental disorder.

3. They always blurt out key words like "FOX NEWS," "CHENEY," "HALLIBURTON," "BUSH," and "KARL ROVE."

4. These are the type of person who attends an antiwar demonstration, hoisting a sign saying "Government Has No Right to My Uterus!" They don't care. These idiots would go and protest outside a cemetery of a dead soldier's funeral holding signs saying, "This is no different to Abortion," or "Bring Our Troops Home."

5. Listen to their standard Liberal rhetoric on an issue. The Liberals speak from the same playbook. They enjoy describing Republicans are warmongers. They are so adamant that Conservatives believe in torture and outsourcing jobs. Bush rigged the election or Republican stole the elections in 2000 and 2004.

6. Liberals are so intently fearful when they are cornered by someone with an opposing viewpoint. They become a bobcat scratching their way out from that corner. They are unable to make a reasonable rebuttal because their source of information are coming from the liberal left wing blogs, message boards, and the main stream media.

So, if you come across these morons in your everyday life, just smile and walk away. Nothing good will ever come when you deal with these bozos. Everything else is fair game. Good luck!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Figuired Out How Liberals Debate to Conservatives

I Figuired Out How Liberals Debate to Conservatives
Current mood: determined
Category: News and Politics

In the past several blogs, I was trying to understand what sets off Liberals. As the old adage goes, "know thy enemy." I was so interested to know why a good many people adore Barack Obama and his empty suit rhetoric. Last week, I have seen several cars having bumper stickers supporting Obama, and I said to myself, "either the owner of the car is a freaking idiot or the deep blue Obama sticker matches the color of the car."

It irks me to assemble some rational of these Obama-maniacs. It irks me even more when you encounter these lurid hapless Obama supporters and try to have a conversation. Has anyone encountered a hard core liberal? It can be frustrating and sometimes scary. Just before they implode, they usually give the Howard Dean roar! LOL!

Trying to understand them in order that we may have a decent debate seems to be hopeless. They are the most egotistical bunch of losers. I hate to be cruel to make this stereotype, but I am not exaggerating on this observation. In my four encounters in the past several weeks, I have broken down their strategy in debating with a Conservative.

Of the four I had the opportunity to discuss politics, I have noticed some strange similarities.

1. Blame Bush on everything from unable to get laid to the soaring price of gas

2. They play the victim (These four are young white and college educated. I had to laugh)

3. Blame Fox News

4. Combine many unrelated views and ideas together. My guess is to confuse the other person.

5. Play the race card and these four idiots are white. (I must be missing something. I think they called me a racist)

6. Provide ideas and solutions of the problem in America, but won't explain how they will pay for it. I almost got one of them to say to increase taxes, but this leads to seven.

7. If cornered or trying to keep their opponent off balance, they tend to change subjects a lot. If you fall for it, you will never get your point across.

8. Compared Republicans to Nazis and fascist.

9. Tend to blame everything to corporate America and Global Warming no matter what the subject is about.

10. Blame America

So, when you encounter a liberal who uses this standard diatribe as mentioned above, collect your thoughts and throw them facts that cannot be disputed. Success is seen when they implode and contradict themselves. You won the battle when they attack you personally. Your gratification is to see them give the Howard Dean roar. Shortly after they give the Democrat battle cry, RUN LIKE HELL! LOL!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Definition of a Liberal Democrat

Definition of a Liberal Democrat
Current mood: enlightened
Category: News and Politics

Two quotes that defines Liberals:

"The Liberal is continually angry, as only a self-important man can be, with his civilization, his culture, his country, and his folks back home. His is an infantile world-view. At the core of a Liberal is the spoiled child - miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic, and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats" - Patrick J. O'Rourke is a renowned American political satirist, journalist, and writer.

"Liberals are generous with other people's money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security." - William F. Buckley Jr., "Mr. Conservative"

Now, compare these two quotes and the way this present Democrat Majority in Congress is acting. From their lies to their negligence of inaction, no more can be said on this issue. I am 100% right when I can speak on the behalf of thousands who support my belief. If you need proof, you can look back at least the past couple decades to see what Liberal Democrats have done to see my point.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Clever Political Bumper Stickers

Clever Political Bumper Stickers
Current mood: amused
Category: News and Politics

For the past year, I took note of the creative bumper sticker that I read while I'm driving. Because my travel takes me from the east coast to the west coast, I was fortunate to see many funny bumper slogans.

Today, I want to focus on a handful of my favorite Liberal and Conservative Bumper Stickers. Yes, I want to be fair putting down Liberal bumper stickers because I have a sense of humor and it's funny. I am matured enough that I could make sports of my political conservative affiliation. For those people what gets offended by these bumper stickers, please get a life.

Popular Liberal Bumper Stickers:

- America: One Nation Under Surveillance

- May the Fetus You Save Be Gay

- The Rapture is Not an Exit Strategy

- Nice Hummer- Sorry About Your Penis

- Would Someone Give Bush a Blowjob So We Can Impeach Him?

Popular Conservative Bumper Stickers:

- Silly Liberal, Paychecks Are for Workers

- The Endangered Porcupine Caribou Take Like Chicken

- Vote Democrat, It's Easier than Thinking

- Stop Global Whining

- Don't Like My Flag? Call 1-800-LEAVE-THE-USA

- Except for Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, War Has Never Solved Anything

- My SUV Can Beat Your Prius

If you have seen any original political bumper sticker, please feel free to add them in the comment section. I'm looking forward to read them and get a chuckle.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I Figuered Out How the Liberal Minds Work In Congress

I think I figured out how the Liberal minds work in Washington. I examined this Democrat Majority with past Congress that was in complete control by idiot Liberals.

Tell me if I am on the right track. You can repost this blog to annoy another Liberal.

Liberal Democrats have an extremely complex thinking process when it comes to problem solving. I only had to observe how they handled the energy issue, social security, and big oil companies. It seems they follow a 9-step process.

1. Democrats will always waste tax payers' money .. groups to conduct an investigation to identify a problem, if there is one.

2. Automatically, throw money at the problem with a tax hike to solve the dilemma.

3. Accuse anybody who opposes the solution as ignorant, intolerant, racist, or a bigot.

4. Conduct a national opinion poll to see how America feels and see if they support the idea.

5. Democrats are unable to stomach their decision because of their self-doubt, which will make them reverse position

6. Democrats would debate among themselves till the "cows come home" whether they have, in fact, reversed position

7. Deny accountability and deny that the problem ever existed

8. Do nothing and allow the Republicans come in and fix the problem themselves.

9. If the solution is solved, Democrats take credit

The next time you watch Congress tackle an issue, compare what you see and what I mentioned in this blog. You will just laugh your ass off. It's very comical, but it is dead on.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

John Edward is a Scumbag and I hope he loses everything!

John Edward is a Scumbag and I hope he loses everything!
Current mood: vehement
Category: News and Politics

There are two things that I am absolutely adamant about in life. I am so much against infidelity and abortion. These are two of the most controversial issues that are splitting America. I blame it more on the Liberal loons of the media and Hollywood. Because they feel it's okay, MSM and Hollywood believe in disregarding moral regard through expediency. I say it is wrong.

We have seen the former New York Governor Elliott Spitzer, former New Jersey Governor McGreevey, and now former Senator of North Carolina John Edwards made a spectacle of themselves. It is more like an abuse. They have taken a trusted public position and made a mockery of it. Their selfishness leads them to do stupid things.

Elliott Spitzer was caught cheating on his wife and family with a long time hooker or prostitute. Governor McGreevey was caught cheating on his wife and family with another guy. Now, you have John Edwards having a sexual affair with a woman while his wife is going through cancer. The most embarrassing part of this is that the media was the outlet that spilled the bean to the nation, including their respective wives. Also, the manners of their adultery are unique and far fetch, but true.

These examples are atrocities to the church, God, and the vow that they gave to their wives. I hope every married couple remembered their pledge on their wedding day. Do you remember the standard wedding vow?

"I vow to love you through sickness and health, through the good and the bad, through richer and poorer. You are everything I need, and at this moment I know that all my prayers have been answered and that all of my dreams have come true. This is the moment I have waited my whole life for. I promise to give you my all and I know that I could not ask for more from you. I love you and always will. This is my solemn vow."

What the hell gives the guy or gal the right to tamper with a sacred pledge? Whether you are married, engaged, or going out with someone, it does not give the right to screw around and take the other person for granted. Like my father said, "If it is not worth pursuing, don't do it and move one to another."

It can't believe how people can be so stupid for their own selfish reasons. That gives no excuse to cheat on a love one or have senseless abortions, more particularly partial birth abortion. The travesty of it all is that the wives of these scumbags always insist to stand by their man. The hell with that. I for one would not go for that. The marriage is already over. Prolonging the charade is a publicity stunt for no reason nor benefit. Unlike other marriage that is not very public scrutiny, the possibility for reconciliation is favorable, but there will be a shadow of doubt that will linger for life. These high profiled public officials could not withstand the pressure of society and should consider their marriage finished!

What John Edward did to his wife is unforgivable. Especially, he had a sexual affair with a woman that beared a child, who may be John Edward's baby, during the time the wife of Edwards had cancer. That is disgusting. What the hell was going through his mind?

You many think I'm a prude saying that I am immune from being subjected to a scandal like this. Well, YES! I have a strong faith with conviction. I despise anybody who cheats with their significant other. It is morally wrong and the act of selfishness to satisfy ones own need is something I will NEVER do in my lifetime. If a friend acted this way, he or she will not be hanging out with me as much and the relationship will be superficial. I believe in the sanctity of marriage and a birth of a child. Those who throw away moral clarity should be subjected to the worst form of fate ever conceivable.

I just hope that someone stabs John Edward and rips open his heart because what he has done is completely heartless!

Friday, August 8, 2008

This Time Michelle Obama Got Schooled on Foreign Policy by a 2nd Grader

This Time Michelle Obama Got Schooled on Foreign Policy by a 2nd Grader
Current mood: amused
Category: News and Politics

I have to laugh to myself when I hear what comes out of a child's mouth. In the past two days, the Obama thought they had it easily with soft ball question to answer, but they didn't expect the hard ones coming from a couple kids. In Indiana, Barack was unable to give a decent answer when a 7-year-old girl asked him why is he running for president. Then we have Michelle Obama in Virginia talking to 2nd graders at an elementary school when a 7-year-old boy asked her, "I think we should stay and finish the job in Iraq."

Yes, you read it right. Michelle Obama got schooled. The exact dialogue went like this:

MICHELLE OBAMA: What do you think?

LITTLE BOY: Well, I think that we should finish what we started in Iraq.

MICHELLE OBAMA: (pause) "Finish what we started in Iraq." Okay, I will pass that along.

I think the Obamas met their match. Forget the journalist and reporters. Let the 2nd graders ask the questions in the upcoming debates. I bet it will be worth watching. Imagine, these kids are more matured than the anointed one Barack Obama and "I'm proud of this country for the first time" Michelle Obama.

Let's go back on Wednesday in Indiana. Barack Obama was trying to answer a 7-year-old girl, "Why did you start running for president?" In the typical Obama fashion, he said, "America, uh, is -- is no longer, uh, what it -- it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don't want that future for my children."

So here's a seven-year-old boy telling Michelle Obama that we must finish what we started in Iraq. I bet that Michelle Obama was not expecting that statement from a kid. I bet she's probably expecting some question about SpongeBob, and she gets "Finish what you started in Iraq."

HAHA. Kids will say the darnest thing!

Big Difference Between How Obama and McCain See America

Big Difference Between How Obama and McCain See America
Current mood: inspired
Category: News and Politics

It must be campaign fatigue because Obamas answer to a question by a 7-year-old girl would make any adult to cringe. When asked by a 7-year-old girl why he wanted to run for President, Obamas answer seemed at a loss for words. In a packed high school gym in Indiana, Obama said, "America is, is no longer, uh, what it could be, what it, it once was. And I say to myself, I don't want that future for my children."

That is real comforting to tell a 7-year-old. Why doesn't Obama tell her that there isn't a Santa Claus? Jeez, Obama is really slipping.

In contrast to Obamas bleak impression about America, McCain at Marshall University in West Virginia gave a pep talk to the football team on the values of hope, teamwork, and overcoming adversity. For those unfamiliar of the adversity that Marshall University faces, let me shed some light. In 1970, a plane carrying the school's football team crashed, killing almost everyone involved in the football program. The next year, the school decided to restart the program under the guidance of Coach Jack Lengyel and won only two games. Years later, the school inspired the success of a handful of alumni who graduated from Marshall University and entered into the NFL like players' Randy Moss, Troy Brown and Chad Pennington.

McCain, a former P.O.W., said that in the Navy, "we were a team, and we had leaders. Our leaders were our senior ranking officers. They're the ones that, when we failed, they picked us up and sent us back into the fight. And sometimes we didn't always win . . . Americans are watching you. And I'm watching. And millions and millions of people will be watching, including our soldiers and sailors and marines and airmen who are serving in Iraq. They are going to be watching. And they are going to be proud of you. And they will know that this is a special institution because, we are Marshall."

Now, that is a message of a hope and courage to give to a team and to America. McCain gave the football team his experience in a P.O.W. camp. He tells the team that he can relate and understands what it takes to overcome adversity. Because McCain's love for America and what it represents, he describes the meaning to be patriotic. Isn't that the type of person you want to represent this country as president? Or would it be better to have a president that tells the world we have problems and to say we are sorry of our imperfections?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Energized Republicans New Contract for America

Energized Republicans New Contract for America
Current mood: energetic
Category: News and Politics

The line has been drawn and the candidates have picked their side. As with every election, this year will be on the economy with its aim on energy. This slumping economy may be blamed on the housing bubble and sub-prime credit crisis, but as these are significant, the drop in housing starts, sales, and prices has been going on for nearly two years, without bringing down the economy.

The real culprit is the high gas prices and the high oil prices that took us in a downward consumer confidence sentiment. It's this oil that has brought us very close to a nervous breakdown of a fear of a recession. As the price of oil and gas increase, it affects many other parts of the economy from tourism to manufacturing.

This year the Republicans are energized with a goal and a new contract with America. They want us to break away from dependence on foreign oil. With Republican Congressmen in protest to Nancy Pelosi in the House of Representatives, they have spent the past five days from their 5-week vacation to protest the Democratic tyrant for an up or down vote on offshore drilling. It seems that the Republican Congress will not stop til their voice is heard. While the Democrats during their 5-week vacation are hiding from their constituents, Republicans stand united to tell America that they hear the concerns of the American people and will support drilling for oil, which 75% of all Americans support.

While Republicans on the House floor shouted "vote, vote, vote" and "lower gas prices," the Democratic majority turned off the lights, cameras, microphones, and kicked all reporters. Democrats have already shown their objective: socialized the oil industry and keep gas price high to force a change. From Pelosi trying to save the Planet for our children to Harry Reid saying that drilling for oil will make us sick, it seems that the Democrat party is becoming childish and idiotic.

Even a determined Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell tried to offer a unanimous-consent requests to vote on lifting the ban on deepwater exploration to Democrat Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO), the Democrat Senator objected not once, but five times. When McConnell asked Senator Salazar if they'd overturn the ban at $4.50 a gallon, he said, "no." When he raised the price to $5, $7, and $10, Salazar each time cried "no," "no," and "no."

On the "The Week" with George Stephanopoulos last Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi adamantly refuses to allow a drilling vote. Asked about the Republican rebellion in the House, she said, "What you saw in the Congress this week was the war dance of the handmaidens of the oil companies . . . We are spending all of this time on a parliamentary tactic, when nothing less is at stake than the planet, the air we breathe, our children breathe."

With 75% of all Americans who want oil drilling, it seems the Democrats are so out of touch that their only solution to foreign oil independence is tapping our Strategic Oil Reserves, conservation, and keeping a proper air pressure in our tires.

As Republicans press home the drill, drill, drill message, they may pick up seats in Congress this year. It will be a message that the ani-drill Democrats will soon regret. And by allowing more policies in natural gas, clean coal technology, solar, wind, and nuclear, McCain should be able to resonate his message over the fading celebrity status of Barack Obama.

With President George W. Bush eliminated the executive moratorium on offshore drilling a month ago, we have effectively seen the price of oil dropped from $145 a barrel to nearly $120. Clearly, investors know market prices will move well before we see actual new energy supplies from offshore drilling. The likelihood of greater supply into the market will motivate those speculators to sell their position on oil futures, and therefore a slash in the price a barrel of oil. This will ultimately bring relief at the pump.

But the best part is that Democrats will get a major spanking by their Republican counterpart. The Democrats' arrogance and ignorance will reflect by the lost of some seats in Congress. At the same time, those wrongheaded Democratic leaders, from Obama to Reid to Pelosi, will see their political fortunes plummet into obscurity.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Here We Go Again! Obama Wont Stop Till Every Car Has Tires Properly Inflated

Here We Go Again! Obama Wont Stop Till Every Car Has Tires Properly Inflated
Current mood: annoyed
Category: News and Politics

At a town hall meeting in Berea , Ohio, today, Barack Obama wouldn't end the stupidity of equating putting air in our tires and proper tune ups to all the oil in the outer continental shelf. The arrogance of changing a fiction to fact is laughable, and Obama thinks we are stupid enough to believe it. The notion that a tuned-up car and proper tire pressure would be equivalent to all the oil in the outer continental shelf is beyond recourse. Obama would have gotten a pass for his stupid gaffe, but Obamas narcissist egomaniac persona got the best of him.

It reminds me during the late seventies, when there was a real gas crisis, that then Jimmy Carter proposed everybody to listen to his tips how to save gasoline? I must have been in the 7th or 8th grade when I can recall hearing avoid jackrabbit starts, keep tires inflated, stay within the highway speed limit (55 mph), and get regular change of oil. So, am I assuming Obama is trying to run a Carter 2nd term? Since the seventies, every parent has instilled some of this wisdom to their child. Now, I think it is automatic that we need to have at least a full tank of gas, change our oil every 3,000 miles, and check our tire pressure. Who in their right mind would run a car that is flat? This is utterly ridiculous.

Not to digress, let me give you exactly what Obama said in Ohio today.

"So I told them something simple," Obama said. "I said, 'You know what? You can inflate your tires to the proper levels and that if everybody in America inflated their tires to the proper level, we would actually probably save more oil than all the oil we'd get from John McCain drilling right below his feet there, or wherever he was going to drill.'"

"So now the Republicans are going around - this is the kind of thing they do. I don't understand it! They're going around, they're sending like little tire gauges, making fun of this idea as if this is 'Barack Obama's energy plan.'"

"Now two points, one, they know they're lying about what my energy plan is, but the other thing is they're making fun of a step that every expert says would absolutely reduce our oil consumption by 3 to 4 percent. It's like these guys take pride in being ignorant."

The only one lying about an Obama energy plan is Barack Obama! His only solution is to conserve, build electric and hybrid cars, and utilize solar and wind energy. That means no drilling for oil, using coal, or going nuclear. Did anyone tell Obama that by the time we implement these solar and wind energy we would be producing and refining domestic oil, advance coal technology, and functioning nuclear plants ready for service?

For Obama to say, "It's like these guys take pride in being ignorant," is taking it to an extreme. For him to call us ignorant, Obama should have thought twice before making the same mistake by repeating the same idiotic statement.

Hugh Hewitt, a conservative radio talk show personality, said it best on his radio program, "The fact that Obama feels the need to cling to an absurd position in the face of the overwhelming rejection of his facts is disquieting. You can stick to unpopular policies because you believe they are correct and will ultimately bring important results, as President Bush has done in Iraq, but you cannot stick to made up facts and not prompt serious questions about judgment."

Monday, August 4, 2008

If you Vote Democrat, You are Voting for Pelosi’s $4.00 per gallon gas

This past Sunday on "This Week" with ABC's host George Stephanopoulos, his guest was House Speaker "Save the Planet" Nancy Pelosi. During this interactive interview George was very sharp with Pelosi because she wouldn't give a proper answer. Every single answer was platitudes and bloviated opinions. I can see George Stephanopoulos getting irritated by the House Speaker and the Congressional Democrats, who are blocking Republicans in expanding offshore drilling for oil to bring down the price of gas.

I give credit to Stephanopoulos in asking the same question number of times to get the Speaker of the House to answer why she refuses to allow this issue to come to a vote. He asked her if she was right what is the big deal getting a straight up or down vote?

Even though he was disgusted by her, at least Stephanopoulos was able to make Pelosi do the Obama stutter. She was mumbling tangents and unable to muster a cohesive answer. I guess she was trying to waste time for a commercial break.

Click here to watch the interview between Stephanopoulos and Pelosi.

It is a far reaching truth to know that she and the Democrats will not support Republican legislation on oil drilling in the outer continental shelf or ANWR. Therefore, to every voter who is a Democrat, if you vote for any Democrat candidate for President, Senate, or Congress, just know that a Democrat vote is supporting Pelosi's $4.00 per gallon gas. Period. There is no doubt about it. You are supporting high gas prices and her idea of solar and wind as alternative energy.

Don't be fooled. A Democrat vote will give you nothing but grief. They don't care about the poor and the middle working class. If the Democrats really cared about them, they would have done something sooner. For the poor and the working middle class, what happened to your Democrat party? They have abandoned you. Are you going to stick by a distorted Democrat principle or change to a party that wants us to be independent on foreign oil and alleviate the soaring gas price at the pump? If I can recall back in 2006, the Democrats promised to bring down the price of oil and gas because they had a common sense plan. Well, they lied. If the Democrat Majority is a do-nothing Congress, what makes you think they deserve another chance to do it again in 2009.

Remember! It took the President to rescind the executive ban on drilling on the outer continental shelf to see oil drop by $10 in one week. Just imagine what would happen when we have Congress' blessing to drill and see the price of a gas plummet to a very appropriate level that we all can stomach. Well, you can count that it will never happen with a Democrat controlled Congress.

I have stated back in April 2007, that this election will be all about the high price of gas and oil. As I watch the price of gas escalated from $3.32 per gallon on February 2007 to $4.15 on July 11, 2008, it doesn't take rocket science to figure out what is important to the American people. Imagine, this will be the first time in decades that Social Security and Healthcare will not be the main issue in this general election. It is important to become energy independent. It would vastly improve a cascade of events like consumer confidence, food prices, automobiles, housing, and strengthening the dollar.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Obama Wants Reparations?

Obama Wants Reparations?
Current mood: apathetic
Category: News and Politics

Sometime I wonder where Obama gets his ideas from. Shooting off the cuff may show a true character of a person. In Obamas case, he is flawed by his shrouded character and poor judgment.

In his latest charade of bloviated stupidity, he said this:

"I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged. I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."

Does this mean, if Obama gets elected, he would push reparations for the African-Americans for the unjust done by the white man? That statement is mostly in reference to the black community than the Native Americans, who are already being taken care by the Federal Government.

This sort of arrogance by Obama by showing this type of resentment is pitiful. Has anybody pointed out that trillions of dollars were invested in affirmative action, war on poverty, welfare reform, and other government assistance targeted to the poor, minorities, and illegal aliens? I would classify these hand outs as more of an act of a "noble" deed, rather than mere words and speeches.

Is Obama inciting the blacks in America to gather support for him? Is this a form of using race in a campaign? Why is it okay for Obama to get a pass when race becomes an issue? Why does he keep promising rhetoric that cannot be backed by a detailed plan? Why does he go unquestioned and unchallenged with his extreme proposals?

My question is who is going to pay for this? Am I missing the point and getting hypersensitive by his statement? What is your thought? I would like to know.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Barack Obama Game Plan: I Will Use The Race Card Because I’m A Victim

Barack Obama Game Plan: I Will Use The Race Card Because I’m A Victim
Current mood: cynical
Category: News and Politics

The only person in this race talking about racism is Barack Obama. It is the only avenue that his campaign can go because it worked against Hillary/Bill Clinton during the Democrat's primary and it covers up Obamas shortcomings of his total inexperience as a politician.

I'm not making this up. Bill Clinton accused Barack Obama's campaign of "playing the race card on me" and told a Philadelphia radio station that the Obama campaign took his Jesse Jackson comment and "twisted it for political purposes." Do you remember that?

In June 2008, Obama said the Republicans would attack him by saying, "he's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention, he's black?" It was from that point I knew Obama would try to use cheap tricks in winning the general election in November. Only individuals who are insecure about themselves or are not strong in their position on issues would use this childish prank.

Then out of desperation from a European campaign tour flop, Obama tried to stir up the race card rhetoric at several cities in Missouri.

In Springfield Missouri on 7/31/08:

"So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they're going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He's risky. That's essentially the argument they're making."

Then in Rolla, Missouri:

"So what they're saying is, 'Well, we know we're not very good but you can't risk electing Obama. You know, he's new, he doesn't look like the other presidents on the currency. He's got a funny name.' I mean, that's basically the argument – he's too risky."

This is the most blatant form of a racial divide from a man who claims he wants to unite America. Yeah, right! To repeat his statement several times that his non-resemblance to the previous presidents on the US currency not intended to be racial is a joke. Who does he think he is? We are not morons? Did you ever hear McCain or his campaign mentioned that Obama has a Muslim background or has "a funny name?"

Obama is right. He is a risk. What leader would stoop that low to win an election? What leadership will that show to other countries? Republicans may want to "scare" America about Obama, but Republican will not use racial attacks to do it. Instead, they will "scare" the truth to the American people like raising taxes, surrender in Iraq, nationalize healthcare, cripple Social Security, and will not do anything to stop the rising price of the gas. Remember McCain denounced talk radio host Bill Cunningham calling Obama by his middle name (Hussein) and trying to stop the North Carolina GOP from running an ad featuring Reverend Wright. McCain will use the debate and ads to exploit the weaknesses of Obamas stands on issues. Using the race card is just a low blow in the spirit of running an effective campaign.

Friday, August 1, 2008

McCain's New Ad: Obama the "messiah"

Two things America is understanding about Barack Obama. He thinks he is the "messiah," and his arrogance is annoying. There are two things Obama will definitely do. He WILL raise our taxes and WILL allow us to suffer at the gas pumps.

President Bush Discusses Iraq - "We are Winning & We are Coming Home"

President Bush Discusses Iraq - "We are Winning & We are Coming Home"
Current mood: grateful
Category: News and Politics

(Something you will not hear from any news outlet)

8:04 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This has been a month of encouraging news from Iraq. Violence is down to its lowest level since the spring of 2004, and we're now in our third consecutive month with reduced violence levels holding steady. General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker caution that the progress is still reversible, but they report that there now appears to be a "degree of durability" to the gains we have made.

A significant reason for this sustained progress is the success of the surge. Another is the increasing capability of the Iraqi forces. Iraqi forces now have 192 combat battalions in the fight -- and more than 110 of these battalions are taking the lead in combat operations against terrorists and extremists.

We saw the capability of those forces earlier this year, when the Iraqi government launched successful military operations against Shia extremist groups in Basra, Amarah, and the Sadr City area of Baghdad. Because of these operations, extremists who once terrorized the citizens of these communities have been driven from their strongholds. As a result, our Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, was able to walk the streets of Sadr City last Wednesday, as something that would not have been possible just a few months ago.

This week, the Iraqi government is launching a new offensive in parts of the Diyala province that contain some of al Qaeda's few remaining safe havens in the country. This operation is Iraqi-led; our forces are playing a supporting role. And in the moments -- in the months ahead, the Iraqis will continue taking the lead in more military operations across the country.

As security in Iraq has improved, the Iraqi government has made political progress as well. The Iraqi Council of Representatives has passed several major pieces of legislation this year, and Iraqi leaders are preparing for provincial elections. And Prime Minister Maliki recently returned from a successful visit to Europe, where he held important diplomatic discussions with Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Berlusconi, and His Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI.

The progress in Iraq has allowed us to continue our policy of "return on success." We now have brought home all five of the combat brigades and the three Marine units that were sent to Iraq as part of the surge. The last of these surge brigades returned home this month. And later this year, General Petraeus will present me his recommendations on future troop levels -- including further reductions in our combat forces as conditions permit.

As part of the "return on success" policy, we are also reducing the length of combat tours in Iraq. Beginning tomorrow, troops deploying to Iraq will serve 12-month tours instead of 15-month tours. This will ease the burden on our forces -- and it will make life easier for our wonderful military families.

We're also making progress in our discussion with Prime Minister Maliki's government on a strategic framework agreement. This agreement will serve as the foundation for America's presence in Iraq once the United Nations resolution authorizing the multinational forces there expires on December the 31st.

We remain a nation at war. Al Qaeda is on the run in Iraq -- but the terrorists remain dangerous, and they are determined to strike our country and our allies again. In this time of war, America is grateful to all the men and women who have stepped forward to defend us. They understand that we have no greater responsibility than to stop the terrorists before they launch another attack on our homeland. And every day they make great sacrifices to keep the American people safe here at home. We owe our thanks to all those who wear the uniform -- and their families who support them in their vital work. And the best way to honor them is to support their mission -- and bring them home with victory.

Thank you very much.

END 8:08 A.M. EDT

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