Friday, August 29, 2008

Let the Pandering Begin

Chicago Tribune is confirming McCain has chosen Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his VP. Yet another former beauty queen for McCain. His first wife was a model, his second wife was a cheerleader and Palin was a runner up in a 1984 Miss Alaska beauty pageant. Do you think Cindy should be worried?

And talk about inexperience...

And speaking of not knowing what you are doing, I have added this:

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Real John McCain

-John McCain was born in Panama in 1936. He is 71 Years old

-If elected, he will the oldest president ever inaugurated to the white house

-His net worth is nearly 40 million dollars making him one of the richest in the Senate

-He is a member of the Alfalfa Club, an exclusive D.C. group which only exists to hold a banguet each year honoring the Confederate General, Robert E. Lee

-His father and grandfather were both Navy Admirals who attended the Naval Academy

-He graduated from a private Episcopalian High School

-Being a legacy, he graduated 894th out of 899 at the Naval Academy

-Earned over 100 demerits per year while at the Naval Academy

-In 1965, he married a model named Carol Shepp one year after she filed for divorce from her first husband

-He crashed two planes before being shot down during a mission over Vietnam in 1968

-Captured, imprisoned and supposedly tortured by the Vietnamese and held until 1973

-In 1969, his wife Carol was severely injured, deformed and crippled in a car accident and thus gained weight during her rehabilitation and her inability to exercise

-In 1976, while stationed in Florida, John McCain had several extra marital affairs.

-In 1979, he met Cindy Lou Hensley, an ex cheerleader and rich beer distribution heiress, 17 years his junior and 16 years younger than his wife

-A month after his divorce from Carol, John McCain married Cindy in April of 1980, McCain’s children refused to attend the wedding

-Retired from the Navy in 1981 to work for Cindy’s father and run for Congress

-With his wife’s money and support from Charles Keating JR. and other convicted felons, he ran for Congress in 1982

-In 1982 he opposed the creation of a Martin Luther King Day

-In 1987 he got elected to the senate

-Also during the 80's he became a member of the “Keating 5” during the S&L scandal which cost the American tax payers over $124 billion dollars

-In 1993 and 1994, he voted to confirm Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court yet later said that he would have never picked those people to be on the Supreme Court

-While in the Senate he voted against raising the minimum wage 7 times

-In 2001, he voted against the Bush tax cuts

-In 2005, voted "NO" on a funding bill targeted at reducing unwanted pregnancies which would have also reduced abortions

-He has stated that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned

-In 2007, the Children’s Defense Fund rated him as the worst senator in Congress for children’s affairs

-In March of 2007, while in Iowa, he was “stumped” by the question of whether or not condoms could help stop the spread of AIDS. He basically said it was above his pay grade

-In 2007, Mitt Romney pointed out that McCain was originally against the Bush tax cuts, then for them, originally against Ethanol until he gave a speech in Iowa and then was for it, originally pro Roe vs. Wade and is now against it

-In a 2007 primary appearance in South Carolina, McCain announced that he was now Southern Baptist despite being raised Episcopalian

-In 2008, after himself being tortured while in Vietnam he voted "NO" on H.R. 2082, the Intelligence Authorization Bill which would have held the CIA to the same legal interrogation standards found in the Army Field Manual and later praised Bush for vetoing that bill.

-In a 2008 forum, he said that he would be ok with spending another 100 years in Iraq even though the first 5 years have cost us 573 billion dollars and over 4000 dead soldiers. On a side note, 100 more years at this pace would result in 80,000 American lives and over 11 Trillion dollars

-In 2008 was again stumped by the question of how many homes he owns. The answer is 7, worth approximately 14 million dollars. Now you know why he wants to cut taxes for rich people

-Speaking of rich people, he thinks that only people who earn more than 5 million dollars per year would be considered “rich”.

-In December of 2007 McCain said: “The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should". “I freely admit I am not an economist."

-Pat Buchanan was recently quoted as saying that if elected, “McCain would make Cheney look like Ghandi”

-According to, Over the past couple of years, McCain has Supported the causes,efforts and legislation of the American Association of University Women, National Education Association, National Association for College Admission Counceling, National Association of College Admission Counceling, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 0% of the time or received the grade of F.

-Also according to Votesmart, McCain supported the causes, efforts and legislation of the Gun Owners of America 0% of the time, he reveived an F yet again.

-In 2007 McCain supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 0% of the time; Obama 100% of the time

-In 2006 the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American gave John McCain a D for his support of their causes. Obama got a B+

-In 2006 McCain supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 20% of the time, Obama supported their causes 80% of the time.

-According to Bush and Carl Rove, he has an illegitimate black child. I can neither confirm nor deny that accusation

-He is a Muslim terrorist who hates America and is hiding Osama Bin Laden in one of his mansions and personally piloted the first plane to hit the World Trade Center...That's why he can't lift his arm above his head.

And you thought you didn't know Barack Obama??



Friday, August 22, 2008

The New Obama Attack Ad Clarified

I also heard Obama is an alien who has green blood and eats baby brains!

1. Obama was 10 years old and living in Hawaii when the Capital Building was bombed. If Ted Haggard can go from a meth smoking homosexual who hires prostitutes to a Christian family man overnight, can't someone who was involved in a shady organization 35 years ago also change?

2. Obama and Ayers used to both be on the board of a charity which helped poor people. Obama left that charity 6 years ago. So if helping poor people is "left wing" then I guess the Christian Children's Fund is also left wing.

3. Ayers has never been convicted of any bombings, murders or treason.

4. The Weathermen / Weather Underground never killed anyone in any of their bombing campaigns. Unlike Abortion protesters and Blackwater, civilians were never targets and warnings were given before all their bombings.

5. Like most University of Chicago professors, both live in Hyde Park in Chicago along with 30,000 other people who live in that neighborhood. If you check the sex offender’s website in Chicago, I am sure you will find that Obama also lives near rapists and child molesters, just as nearly everyone in the US does. It doesn't make Obama a rapist.

6. Just as many right wing organizations and radicals such as Hagee and Rod Parsley who have supported McCain, Ayers has made a $200 contribution to the Obama campaign. If you look hard enough, I am sure you can find someone who has actually been convicted of a crime that has also given him money as well as you could with any and every politician including McCain and his shady oil lobbyists.

7. The police killing referred to was by two former members on the Weather Underground who killed a guard and cops in a bank robbery, not a terrorist, anti-American plot. These killings took place in 1981 years after the Weathermen were disbanded. And if guilt by association is the law of the land, it must be noted that the brother of one of these murderers was nominated to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals by President H.W. Bush. Are you saying Bush Sr. and Michael Boudin are all American hating terrorists too?

The ad should say "Do you know enough to not be this gullible?" Or perhaps, "Beyond the Houses and the flip flopping on his stance on abortion and his religion, how much do you really know about John McCain"?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Jack Cafferty Repost

I never really thought of John McCain as a stupid man. I always saw him as a beacon of hope in the Republican Party until he flip flopped on his religion, his views on torture, abortion, etc. Still, I never thought of him as being intellectually shallow until I watched the pandering session that was held at the Saddleback Church the other night. Then, today I read the commentary by Jack Cafferty on CNN and he had the same reaction as I had and I don't think I could have summed it up any better, which is probably why he gets paid to write his thoughts and I write mine on my lunch break.

Any way, here it is:

NEW YORK (CNN) 8/19/2008 -- Russia invades Georgia and President Bush goes on vacation. Our president has spent one-third of his entire two terms in office either at Camp David, Maryland, or at Crawford, Texas, on vacation.

His time away from the Oval Office included the month leading up to 9/11, when there were signs Osama bin Laden was planning to attack America, and the time Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city of New Orleans.

Sen. John McCain takes weekends off and limits his campaign events to one a day. He made an exception for the religious forum on Saturday at Saddleback Church in Southern California.

I think he made a big mistake. When he was invited last spring to attend a discussion of the role of faith in his life with Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, McCain didn't bother to show up. Now I know why.

It occurs to me that John McCain is as intellectually shallow as our current president. When asked what his Christian faith means to him, his answer was a one-liner. "It means I'm saved and forgiven." Great scholars have wrestled with the meaning of faith for centuries. McCain then retold a story we've all heard a hundred times about a guard in Vietnam drawing a cross in the sand.

Asked about his greatest moral failure, he cited his first marriage, which ended in divorce. While saying it was his greatest moral failing, he offered nothing in the way of explanation. Why not?

Throughout the evening, McCain chose to recite portions of his stump speech as answers to the questions he was being asked. Why? He has lived 71 years. Surely he has some thoughts on what it all means that go beyond canned answers culled from the same speech he delivers every day.

He was asked "if evil exists." His response was to repeat for the umpteenth time that Osama bin Laden is a bad man and he will pursue him to "the gates of hell." That was it.

He was asked to define rich. After trying to dodge the question -- his wife is worth a reported $100 million -- he finally said he thought an income of $5 million was rich.

One after another, McCain's answers were shallow, simplistic, and trite. He showed the same intellectual curiosity that George Bush has -- virtually none.

Where are John McCain's writings exploring the vexing moral issues of our time? Where are his position papers setting forth his careful consideration of foreign policy, the welfare state, education, America's moral responsibility in the world, etc., etc., etc.?

John McCain graduated 894th in a class of 899 at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. His father and grandfather were four star admirals in the Navy. Some have suggested that might have played a role in McCain being admitted. His academic record was awful. And it shows over and over again whenever McCain is called upon to think on his feet.

He no longer allows reporters unfettered access to him aboard the "Straight Talk Express" for a reason. He simply makes too many mistakes. Unless he's reciting talking points or reading from notes or a TelePrompTer, John McCain is lost. He can drop bon mots at a bowling alley or diner -- short glib responses that get a chuckle, but beyond that McCain gets in over his head very quickly.

I am sick and tired of the president of the United States embarrassing me. The world we live in is too complex to entrust it to someone else whose idea of intellectual curiosity and grasp of foreign policy issues is to tell us he can look into Vladimir Putin's eyes and see into his soul.

George Bush's record as a student, military man, businessman and leader of the free world is one of constant failure. And the part that troubles me most is he seems content with himself.

He will leave office with the country $10 trillion in debt, fighting two wars, our international reputation in shambles, our government cloaked in secrecy and suspicion that his entire presidency has been a litany of broken laws and promises, our citizens' faith in our own country ripped to shreds. Yet Bush goes bumbling along, grinning and spewing moronic one-liners, as though nobody understands what a colossal failure he has been.

I fear to the depth of my being that John McCain is just like him.

894th of 899? Compare that to someone with no political connections or millionaire wife, who became the first black President of the Harvard Law Review. Who would you rather have in the drivers seat?

Just because you got shot down over Vietnam doesn't mean you are qualified to be President.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Why I Have Decided to Vote Republican

After all, isn't Obama an America hating, muslim terrorist who hates white people?