Friday, October 31, 2008

Republicans Up to Their Old Tricks Again

Phony Election Flyer

As was the case in Ohio in 2004 and in Florida in 2000, the Republicans are still trying to keep black people from voting. This flyer, found in Hampton Roads, Va, is being passed out in black neighborhoods informing residents that they are to vote on November 5th. These enemies of Democracy, if found, should be hung for treason.

And in Nevada , Latino voters are receiving calls from Republicans and once it is learned that the voter intends to vote for Obama, they are told that they can place their vote over the phone.

Do Republicans really believe minorities are this stupid?? Ok, don't answer that; it's a redundant question.

I guess they believe that Democracy can only prevail when rich, white people are allowed to vote. This is a true indication of how vile and desparate they really are. What else are they willing to do to ensure their guy wins...again?

And you wondered how Bush got elected to a second term.

Housing Bubble

This release is from Some people try to blame the housing crisis on Barney Frank and the Democrats, some on Republican deregulation, some on the free market and greed, some on poor people who should have never bought a home to begin with, some on the people who handed out the loans to people who didn't qualify and some blame it on the people who then bought those loans from the mortgage companies; most, as I do, would place blame on all the above including the housing bubble. The bottom line here is that not one company was forced but the United States government to give a loan to someone who didn't qualify for it. No one was forced to give loans to homeless people and no investment bank was forced to buy that loan from the mortgage companies. What I find interesting is that no one is really blaming President Bush, at least not anyone in the conservative media. I have actually heard that Bush never signed any legislation that contributed to this crisis but again, you can't believe everything you hear on Fox News. So, I thought I would post this letter from President Bush which could add him to the list of culprits. So no, it wasn't just Democrats trying to increase home ownership rates among minorities.

National Homeownership Month, 2006
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Owning a home is an important part of the American dream. During National Homeownership Month, we raise awareness of homeownership and encourage more Americans to consider the benefits of owning their own home.

Nearly 70 percent of Americans enjoy the satisfaction of owning their own home, and my Administration continues to promote an ownership society where the promise of America reaches all our citizens. The American Dream Downpayment Act of 2003 is helping thousands of low to moderate income and minority families with downpayment and closing costs, which represent the greatest barrier to homeownership. Since 2002, when I announced our goal to help 5.5 million minorities become homeowners by the end of this decade, the rate of minority homeownership has climbed above 50 percent, and more than 2.5 million minority families have become new homeowners. My Administration will continue to provide counseling and assistance for new homebuyers and expand homeownership opportunities for all Americans.

During National Homeownership Month and throughout the year, we applaud the men and women who work to achieve the dream of homeownership, and we are grateful for those who provide counseling, lending, real estate, construction, and other services to these individuals. The hard work, financial discipline, and personal responsibility of our country's homeowners help transform neighborhoods throughout our Nation and reflect the best qualities of America.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 2006 as National Homeownership Month. I call upon the people of the United States to join me in building a more hopeful society and recognizing the importance of expanding the ownership of homes across our great Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.


What the American Dream Downpayment Act of 2003 was designed for was to increase the home ownership rates of minorities by providing funds for down payments and closing costs. Many cite the elimination of mortgage companies requiring down payments as one of the first steps in the housing market free fall. It used to be that if you couldn't come up with 40k in the first place, you probably couldn't afford to own a house for the next 30 years or would at least be more likely to default on our loan, hence PMI. As it turns out, they were right.

That being said, I put down like 5% on my place and created a HELOC for the rest and then just refinanced at the top of the housing bubble to avoid PMI and get rid of the HELOC. I couldn't get away with that today so I guess I am one of the lucky (or smart) ones.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Letter From 2012

By now, I am sure everyone has heard about James Dobson's Focus on the Family letter to his cult. Like many far reich wing loonies, the letter mainly focuses on a world run by homosexuals if Obama is elected. Now, some reich wingers like Ted Haggard and Mark Foley would welcome such a change but to many reich wing, compound living, pioneer costume wearing, born again Christians, the thought of 2% of the population doing things in dark places in California and not being persecuted for it, is too much to handle.

The letter even talks about guns, something Jesus violently supported and defended and would clearly support today. I mean, how else can you deal with Liberal homosexuals who are trying to recruit your children? The letter also addresses Supreme Court Nominees (homosexuals), home schooling (not homosexuals), Boy Scout Troop leaders (also homosexuals), prayer in school (restricted by homosexuals), homosexual adoption agencies, the supposed banning of religious speech on the radio and TV (but only of course when they talk about killing homosexuals), Abortion (the one thing homosexuals don't need), pornography (how Obama will put gay porn on prime time), military policy (the military without homosexuals), All the terrorist attacks which would be caused by homosexuals, although, they didn't say if these terrorist attacks would come from the Christian Reich or from Islamic militants (upset over homosexual parades), Health Care (it's only expensive because of AIDS stricken homosexuals; only homos can get AIDS), Taxes, the economy and the poor (Homosexuals raise taxes to pay for gay weddings), prosecution of the Bush Administration's officials by homosexuals (but if the shoe fits), the restriction of hate speech, etc., you know, all those things Jesus preached about. Well, actually, almost nothing Jesus taught about and almost nothing to do with Christianity and being Christ-like but everything about hating blacks, Muslims and obviously homosexuals, unless of course you have been cured of your homosexuality like Ted Haggard, for instance. Not only that, it basically says Obama is the anti-Christ and if you vote for him you will burn in eternal hell fire.

Here is a link to this letter:

I was going to write my own letter to rational, normal, smart, educated, secular people warning of the catastrophe it would be if Sarah Palin were to choose Supreme Court Justices and how only the rights of the Protestant Christian Reich would be protected and everyone would have to capitulate to their rule. I was also going to write about all the wars McCain was sure to start and how our great civilization, as all great civilizations have, would collapse under the McCain's war expansion plan and complete ignorance of the economy. I was going to write that letter but it would have ended up being 30 pages long like Dobson's and no one wants to read that shit.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Palin Going Rogue Even Though She is Not Qualified

Palin's 'going rogue,' McCain aide says
From CNN: 10/26/08

Here's the most intereseting part of the article where the McCain campaign admits that she is illinformed and not ready for the office of the Vice President:

The Politico reported Saturday on Palin's frustration, specifically with McCain advisers Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt. They helped decide to limit Palin's initial press contact to high-profile interviews with Charlie Gibson of ABC and Katie Couric of CBS, which all McCain sources admit were highly damaging.

In response, Wallace e-mailed CNN the same quote she gave the Politico: "If people want to throw me under the bus, my personal belief is that the most honorable thing to do is to lie there."

But two sources, one Palin associate and one McCain adviser, defended the decision to keep her press interaction limited after she was picked, both saying flatly that she was not ready and that the missteps could have been a lot worse.

They insisted that she needed time to be briefed on national and international issues and on McCain's record.

"Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic," said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the "hardest" to get her "up to speed than any candidate in history."

Really? Who could have known?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

This is Something You Won't Find on Fox News...Although I am Sure These People Watch Fox News


"If Obama wins, the Blacks will take over" Well, technically, a "Black" will take over the White(black)House. So I guess she is on to something.

"He's not a Christian" Well, actually he is, always has been and goes to church about twice per month.

"This is a Christian Nation" Wrong again. The largest religion in the United States happens to be Christianity but we are officially a secular nation with mostly secular laws. The Constitution even states that the government cannot endorse a religion. It also says that there can be no religious test to hold public office. So, even if Obama wasn't a Christian, he could still legally become President. Talk about clinging to religion.

"When you've got a nigger running for President you need a first stringer, He's definitely a second stringer". No analysis needed really but didn't Limbaugh get into some trouble when he said something like this about Donovan McNabb? And would McCain be a first stringer if he were black or would that automatically put him on the bench?

"Palin is filled with the holy spirit." Palin has definitely been filled up with a lot of spirit but I don't think it's the holy spirit, I think it's Todd's spirit. Clinging to religion!

"He's related to a terrorist" You mean that white guy who is 20 years older than Obama? What, are they brothers or something?

"I don't like the fact that he thinks us white people are trash" No, he doesn't think white people are trash but he does think YOU PEOPLE are trash; you have just proven so with this interview.

"Drill Baby Drill" Ya, drilling in ANWR and in deep water makes so much sense when oil is below $70 per barrell.

Now you understand how voter suppression in black neighborhoods in Ohio became so rampant in the last election.

I have one question, what has Obama blown up, what terrorist organization did he belong to, what are his goals (terrorists do have a goal), how is Obama a terrorist because he has met a guy who was a terrorist 30 years ago (but Mayor Daley and the President of Northwestern University isn't) and Todd Palin and Sarah aren't America hating terrorists because Todd hasn't been a member of the Alaskan Secessionist Party since 2006?

Being sheltered here deep in a blue state filled with normal, free thinking, educated people, it's easy to forget that the type of people in this video actually exist, shit, I think I may have even grown up with some of them. I would like to think that not all rural, white, middle/southern American's are like this but when you hear the things they say at these rather large rallies, you have to wonder. Knowing the majority of the U.S. population is concentrated in urban areas makes me feel a bit safer but when you think someone who is running for President of the United States is really a terrorist or really kills babies, there is really no hope for them and no hope for talking sense into them. The problem is that these are the people who get married when they are 18, pump out 5 kids and the cycle continues with the next Wal-Mart shopping generation. These are the people who are reproducing. The funny thing is the shit they are most worried about doesn't affect them at all. No terrorist is ever going to hit some small town in Ohio, no one is ever going to force them to have an abortion, force them to marry another dude and they will never make the kind of money which would subject them to higher Democratic tax rates, in fact, with all those kids, they probably don't pay any taxes and probably get back more than they pay. How is it that the Republicans can always convince and scare these people into voting for them? John McCain has 0 in common with these people, 0! McCain isn't even a born again like Bush. How is it that these knuckle draggers end up voting for the richest of the rich who only do the bidding of the rich? Do they still think that if you lower taxes on rich people that those rich people will come to their town and put new tires on their homes or give them a job cleaning their 8 houses? And all you hear from the right is about all the hatred coming from the left. I just don't get it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bill Ayers Endorses John McCain for President!

Breaking news! I think I am one of the first to report this story!

Bill Ayers Endorses John McCain For President
From: Faux News 10/22/08

Small Rally
Bill Ayers at a rally with Sarah Paliin 10/22/08

Chicago, IL - In a surprise press conference on Wednesday, UIC Professor and former member of the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers, announced his support for John McCain for President. Ayers told the press that, in his eyes, John McCain is the only candidate shares his goal for America: its complete and utter destruction.

Ayers went on to say that in his days of playing revolutionary in the 60’s, his group could have never possibly dreamed of doing as much damage to America that has been accomplished under the last 8 years of Republican rule and what John McCain has in store for our economy and foreign policy. “In our wildest dreams, we really couldn’t have done it any better ourselves," Ayers was quoted as saying. He also stated that one of the turning points was McCain suspending his campaign to go back to Washington to ensure the state was able to secure its control and ownership of banking institutions. “This was a Socialists wet dream, I mean the Federal Government has grown over 60% over the last 8 years”, Ayers went on to say that the Socialists' goal of wealth redistribution, with the recent depletion of 401ks flowing to corporate bailouts, was as close to being realized as it has ever been since the Great Depression when the wealth of many was concentrated into the hands of the few, rich and powerful. Although, he admits that his ideal version of Socialism would have seen the wealth of a few dispersed amongst the many,  in the end he concedes, "it was just semantics". And as far as wealth redistribution is concerned, he said that it was impossible to find a better example of this than Palin levying a windfall profits tax on the oil companies and handing an extra $1200 check over to every citizen of her state who didn't work for it. "Every Socialist in the country should have a mural of Palin painted on the side of their building", Ayers went on to say. So, the first event which eventually led him to his support of McCain was the choice of running mate, Sarah Palin. Mr. Ayers said, “Not only was her husband a member of his own violent anti-American secessionist organization who also dealt with plastic explosives and refused to call themselves Americans, but Palin herself is essentially a ticking time bomb who could explode with ignorance at any moment. Hopefully, that moment will be in the Capital Building." He said, “she could just pick up where we left off.”

The other thing that attracted Ayers to McCain was his blatant disregard for the troops. Ayers said,"It's almost like he hates the baby killing troops as much as me; I mean, he is constantly voting against bills involving veteran's issues and not only wants to keep troops in Iraq for the next 100 years, which will clearly equal more dead troops, but he also wants to send them to die in Russia, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea too. Once the United States has depleted its military it will never be able to continue its quest of capitalist imperialism and will remain weakened and leave the door open for a Socialist take over from a country like Russia or France."

Ayers did note that although he met Obama back in the 90’s, Obama was way too level headed and possibly even ignorant to Ayer’s views and history. “I don’t even think that Uncle Tom even knew who I was or what I was capable of”, said Ayers, “That’s why I am not voting for him; when I was out planting bombs on public monuments trying to retake America, he was in Hawaii learning how to ride a bike”. Other voters, however, could discount Ayers rejection of Obama as an action of a disgruntled member of a children’s charity organization or as simply the support of one balding, washed up, historically insignificant, 60's era, white guy for another.

“And we have got to say to the world it doesn’t make any difference who you are and what you are. If you’re an American you’re an American if you are a former “terrorist” who never killed anyone while protesting an illegal war or a corrupt banker with political connections who rips the tax payers off to the tune of 124 billion dollars or a crazy preacher who thinks it should be legal for Christians to kill gays and Muslims, we are all Americans!” Ayers said.

Mr. Ayers support of McCain was not a surprise to people who know him well or who are within Chicago’s political establishment. The McCain campaign welcomed it as a powerful reassurance to voters that he is willing to reach out, work across the isle and go against his own party and not just because his own party was always wrong. 

Mr. McCain called Bill Ayers at 10 a.m. to thank him for the endorsement and told him “how honored he was to have it,” said a senior adviser to Mr. McCain. The two spoke for about 15 minutes.

McCain stated that he, Sarah and Todd "looked forward to taking advantage of his militant expertise and goal for an 'America on its knees' in the next two weeks and hopefully over the next four years", the advisor said.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joe The Plumber

Here's the scoop on Joe the Plumber:

Although he isn't saying who he will vote for, he claims to be an admirer of McCain and did vote in the Republican Primary. Go figure.

Joe is currently not earning anything close to $250,000 per year and since he is below that, would actually be able to save more money to buy the business under Obama's tax plan.

He has no intentions of buying the business anytime soon.

He doesn't have a plumbers license.

He does clearly have a problem with taxes; he doesn't pay them. Lucas county court currently has tax leins against ol' Joe.

The business which consists of him and the owner, doesn't make anywhere near 250,000 in profits so they would benefit under Obama's plan.

A 3% (36%-39%) increase in taxes on $250,000 is $7500 per year, $625 per month, $31.25 per day or $3.90 per hour. No one was going to work for $3.90 per hour anyway so the argument that he wouldn't be able to hire new poeple is moot.

In fact, under Obama's plan, for every person you did hire you would receive a $3000 tax credit which then only comes out to be $2.34 per hour assuming you hired one person and was making over $250,000 per year in a one to two man plumbing business.

The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters has endorsed Obama.

It all sounds very planted / Jeff Gannon to know, without the gay prostitution far as we know.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Candidates Paling Around with America Hating Terrorists

Sarah Palin is the VP candidate who scorns Obama for working in the same place as an ex "terrorist" name Bill Ayers, who 40 years ago belonged to a group who bombed monuments and buildings to protest the Vietnam war when Obama was 8 years old.
Sarah is married to Todd Palin who from 1995-2002 was registered to vote as a member of the Alaskan Independence Party whose conventions Sarah Palin would often address admiring their "good work".
The Alaskan Independence Party was a group that called for Alaska's secession from the United States and headed by a guy named Joe Vogler who ran for Governor in 1974. The AIP, at least at one time, had over 20,000 members.

Vogler had been quoted as saying the following:

"The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. And I won't be buried under their damn flag. I'll be buried in Dawson. And when Alaska is an independent nation they can bring my bones home."

“My government is my worst enemy. I’m going to fight them with any means at hand.”

“When the [federal] bureaucrats come after me, I suggest they wear red coats. They make better targets. In the federal government are the biggest liars in the United States, and I hate them with a passion. There comes a time when people will choose to die with honor rather than live with dishonor. That time may be coming here. Our goal is ultimate independence by peaceful means under a minimal government fully responsive to the people. I hope we don’t have to take human life, but if they go on tramping on our property rights, look out, we’re ready to die.” "

"President Roosevelt had involved us in a war. He had to do something to make Americans mad. And I speak pretty frankly, I call him the dirty rotten son-of-a-bitch communist traitor, because he had involved us in that war that we had no business in.”

Kind of makes Rev. Wright look like Bryant Gumbel doesn't he?

In 1993, the government of Iran invited him to speak at the United Nations about Alaskan Independence and American tyranny.

Weeks before he was to speak against the United States in the UN, he was murdered during a plastics explosive deal gone badly.

Perhaps this, and Keating is why McCain didn't talk about Ayers, who has never been convicted of a crime, during the last debate.

So, Governor Palin, are you sure you want to play the "palinig around with terrorists" card? It's obvious that your families views are the ones which don't fit with the mainstream American's.