Archive for October, 2008

Redistribution: A Practical Experiment!

October 30, 2008

This item appeared yesterday in a Chicago newspaper: (emphasis added)

On my way to lunch recently, I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read “Vote Obama; I need the money.” I laughed. In a restaurant my server had on an “Obama 08” tie. Again I laughed. Just imagine the coincidence. When the bill came, I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Barack-Obama-redistribution-of-wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need—the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I’ve decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful. At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment, I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more. I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

h/t James Taranto WSJ Best of the Web today

October Surprise: Alien Endorses McCain!

October 30, 2008

Time to take a laugh break! The Weekly World News “Alien”, who has correctly called the last four presidential elections now endorses John McCain.

Below “Alien” is seen celebrating with Cindi McCain!

Let’s hope”Alien” is right again!

h/t RadioViceOnline

A Redistributive Hallowe’en!

October 29, 2008

Also seen at Michelle Malkin

My menacing porch pumpkin!

Obama Birth Certificate Sealed: Hawaii Gov Lingle

October 28, 2008

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Although the legitimacy of Sen. Barack Obama’s birth certificate has become a focus of intense speculation – and even several lawsuits – WND has learned that Hawaii’s Gov. Linda Lingle has placed the candidate’s birth certificate under seal and instructed the state’s Department of Health to make sure no one in the press obtains access to the original document under any circumstances.

Source: World Net Daily

The action comes on the heels of Obama’s recent quick visit to Hawaii, purportedly to visit his ailing grandmother.

More on the controversy, see Newsweek “Born in the USA”

Obama Natural Born? Seems We’re Not Going to Know

October 25, 2008

“Proof of citizenship is no longer a requirement to become President of the United States.”

Bob Parks at Black & Right notes today that a Clinton appointed judge in Philly has thrown out Attorney Phillip J. Berg’s suit demanding proof of Barack Obama’s citizenship. Parks comments: (emphasis added)

Well, if there was ever something to the whole Barack Obama birth certifcate controversy, we’ll never know the truth….Precedent has now been set. Proof of citizenship is no longer a requirement to become President of the United States. It’s now “unreasonable” to request an authentic birth certificate be presented from the place of its issuance.

While the US Constitution is clear in it’s requirements, and it shouldn’t be considered unreasonable for a candidate who’s raised over $150 million to spend less than $20 to have a birth certificate FedEx’d from Hawaii to a judge in Philadelphia, it looks like the law is in the eye of the beholder.

Welcome to the United States of Obama.

Michelle Malkin wrote about this matter on June 10, ’08

Andy Martin hasn’t given up though.

Here’s Joe Head Fudge….

October 23, 2008

I’ve noticed that if you try to say “hedge fund” several times quickly it may come out “head fudge”*. I’ve decided this is an appropriate term for certain Democrats whose craniums are stuffed with tired plans, slogans, and nostrums from earlier Democrat Party playbooks. Today’s nomination for Joe Head Fudge goes to Joe Biden:

//Meet Joe Fudge Head

*This happened to our fine Connecticut talk show host Jim Vicevich today.

See “Spoonerisms”

Beirut Marine Barracks Bombed 25 Years Ago Today….

October 23, 2008

October 23 1983: Islamic terrorists blew up our U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon killing 220 marines and 23 other service members. Another attack nearby killed 58 French paratroopers in their barracks.


On October 23 1983, around 6:20 am, a yellow Mercedes-Benz truck drove to Beirut International Airport, where the 1st Battalion 8th Marines, under the U.S. 2nd Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps, had set up its local headquarters. The truck had been substituted for a hijacked water delivery truck. The truck turned onto an access road leading to the Marines’ compound and circled a parking lot. The driver then accelerated and crashed through a barbed wire fence around the parking lot, passed between two sentry posts, crashed through a gate and barreled into the lobby of the Marine headquarters. The Marine sentries at the gate were operating under their rules of engagement, which made it very difficult to respond quickly to the truck. By the time the two sentries had locked, loaded, and shouldered their weapons, the truck was already inside the building’s entry way.

The suicide bomber detonated his explosives, which were equivalent to 12,000 pounds (about 5,400 kg) of TNT. The force of the explosion collapsed the four-story cinder-block building into rubble, crushing many inside.It is said to have been the largest non-nuclear blast ever (deliberately) detonated on the face of the earth. “The force of the explosion,” “initially lifted the entire four-story structure, shearing the bases of the concrete support columns, each measuring fifteen feet in circumference and reinforced by numerous one and three quarter inch steel rods. The airborne building then fell in upon itself. A massive shock wave and ball of flaming gas was hurled in all directions.”

About 20 seconds later, an identical attack occurred against the barracks of the French 3rd Company of the 6th French Parachute Infantry Regiment. Another suicide bomber drove his truck down a ramp into the building’s underground parking garage and detonated his bomb, leveling the headquarters.

See Michelle Malkin today for a wonderful and complete story and memorial.

Socialist = Black: Latest Left Lunacy!

October 22, 2008

The good old English word Socialist has become the latest code word for Black and is now a designated smear according to at least one dunce on the Left. Dunce Lewis Duiguid, a Kansas City Star columnist has come up with the idea that when Republicans speak of Obama’s socialist agenda they want the listener to decode that word as black. He writes:

The “socialist” label that Sen. John McCain and his GOP presidential running mate Sarah Palin are trying to attach to Sen. Barack Obama actually has long and very ugly historical roots…..McCain and Palin have simply reached back in history to use an old code word for black. It set whites apart from those deemed unAmerican and those who could not be trusted during the communism scare.

The funniest, and most intelligent, part of the affair is the comments from the paper’s readers, to wit:

….I had a good chuckle at what can only be a called a Freshman College Student’s failed attempt at linking his argument to the facts in this article. There are virtually no White Americans that associate Blacks as a race as being Socialist. Code Word? Indeed!….Obama IS a Socialist. Obama isn’t Black he’s a Mulatto. IF he gets elected you will have to say there’s a Half White Man in the White House! That must drive you crazy because that will leave Bill Clinton as the First Black President! (As Proclaimed by your own beloved NAACP!)…. and

….In point of fact, A. Phillip Randolph was a labor union organizer, with more than a few socialist leanings. Paul Robeson was an avowed Marxist, a celebrated member of the American Communist Party, and a winner of the Lenin Peace Prize. W.E.B. Dubois was a known Trotskyite and Maoist, ran for office as a member of the American Labor Party, and also won the Lenin Peace Prize. He once wrote, “Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature.” Dr. Martin Luther King was never an official member of the Socialist party, but several of his advisers were (Hunter Pitts, Stanley Levinson). Dr. King founded the “Poor People’s Campaign,” an attempt to “spread the wealth around,” as Sen. Barak Obama would say.

M. Rizzuto over at ConservativePunk remarks:

This most laughable aspect of this charge, is that author Lewis Diuguid expects us to believe that something like J. Edgar Hoover’s use of the word socialist to describe blacks is somehow fresh in the minds of Americans, leading it to be the natural connection we make when we hear the word. Not to mention that W.E.B. Du Bois was in fact a socialist.

Also see Bob Parks/Black and Right

Oh My, Powell Still a Republican, He Says….

October 20, 2008

In this video Colin Powell attempts to defend against the charges that Obama’s economic proposals amount to socialism. His lame assertions that taxes are needed for the nation’s infrastructure are not defenses against “spreading the wealth” beliefs. Hardly anyone questions the need for taxes to provide for necessary government functions. It is the social engineering via redistribution; the taking from one group and giving it to another that is de facto socialism. Is the progressive income tax scheme socialist; yes it is. Until we get a Fair Tax, or some other variety of flat tax, we will continue on our way to full blown socialism and our eventual decline to global has-been status. Oh yes; Powell said he is still a Republican; amazing!

h/t RadioViceOnline

Republican Party Has Moved to the Right: Powell

October 19, 2008

What are you saying? Please Gen. Powell, you have clearly moved Left. He says the Republican Party has moved more to the Right than he would like to see it. The fact is, however, that the G.O.P. now consists of two factions; the centrist, mostly eastern, country club Republicans and the rest of the base, conservative folks in the red states. Colin Powell says the McCain people have made the William Ayers friendship the central focus of the campaign and speaks of the “very, very limited” relationship that Obama has had with Bill Ayers! Huh! The Ayers connection, and Obama’s refusal to be truthful about it, is becoming a more important issue precisely because it indicates extremely poor judgment unbecoming a presidential candidate.

Today we learn definitively that in 1997 Obama wrote a short review of a William Ayers book. Suggestions of this have appeared in the media before but now an industrious blogger has dug up the actual book with Obama’s blurb and photo.( photo below) Blogger zomblog says:

I find it very hard — no, make that impossible — to believe that Barack Obama had “no idea” who William Ayers really was, or that he had a past as a notorious domestic terrorist (as Obama’s campaign has claimed) while serving on panels with Ayers and simultaneously praising Ayers’ book in a major newspaper.

This story is likely to continue growing, and I thought that the image above would provide a good “visual” for the Obama-Ayers connection.

[UPDATE: On page 82 of the book itself, Ayers mentions Obama. So there’s no question they knew each other.]

Obama Blurb on Ayers Book

Obama Blurb on Ayers Book

Michell Malkin’s take on this today: Finally, we arrive at the real reason Powell is endorsing Obama: The party, he complains, has become too “narrow” for his tastes. Pro-abortion Powell can’t stand the thought of two more Republican Supreme Court appointments. He thinks Sarah Palin is too conservative. He shares the Obama view of our base as racist and non-inclusive — but has nothing to say about the rabid pack of America-damning preachers who helped make Obama the “transformational” figure Powell has placed his faith in.

Anyway, below is the Colin Powell appearance with Brokaw today: