Well, this video was pulled by Youtube. Gotta love those who think conservatives are the censors when in reality, it's them.
Anyway, here is the video at McCain's site.
Friday, October 10, 2008
After the NRA endorsed John McCain yesterday, I decided to call up the Executive Director of the Texas State Rifle Association, James Dark, to get his reaction. Mr. Dark sits on the NRA board of directors as well.
Mr. Dark is in complete agreement with the decision. Obama, he says, is the single most anti-gun candidate to ever run for President. He said that John McCain has had his differences with the NRA when it comes to gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions, but an Obama Presidency would threaten gun rights as never before. Obama's choice of Justices for the Supreme Court could tilt the court toward anti-2nd amendment rights. Mr. Dark cited the District of Columbia v. Heller decision in June. This was the first Supreme Court case in United States history to directly address whether the right to bear arms is a right of individuals or a collective right that applies only to state-regulated militias. The TSRA statement read in part:
"The Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own and possess firearms for lawful purposes not connected with militia service, rather than a “collective rights” view allowing states to keep militias. The court also ruled that two provisions of District of Columbia law are unconstitutional; a near complete ban on handgun ownership, and a requirement that rifles and shotguns kept in one’s own home be disassembled or trigger-locked."
That's the good news. The bad news? It was a 5 to 4 decision. In other words, as Mr. Dark points out, we are one vote away from removing any meaningful 2nd Amendment rights. It is clear that given Obama's past voting record, his Judicial appointees would tip the court in favor of upending the 2nd Amendment.
While Obama's campaign rhetoric is more moderate on gun rights, his voting record tells a different story. The Obama camp has complained about the NRA's description of Obama's stances on this issue, but what Obama admits to is bad enough. Obama has called for national legislation against carrying concealed firearms, and he would make permanent the expired ban on semi-automatic assault weapons. Obama is also in favor of handgun law registration and licensing handguns. The most disturbing thing of all to me is the fact that while running for the Senate, Obama actually called for national legislation to prevent anyone but law enforcers from carrying concealed firearms. Obama even cited Texas as an example of a place where the concealed handgun law had "malfunctioned."
Obama may talk a good game about "common sense gun laws," but taking away a law abiding citizen's right to conceal and carry is not common sense, it's simply wrong.
I remember when my mind completely changed on this issue. It was when I heard the eye witness account of the bloody massacre at the Luby's in Killen Texas in 1991 by Suzanna Hupp. Twenty people were killed and twentyone others wounded by a deranged murderer. Hupp's parents were among the twenty dead. Imagine. You are having lunch with your parents one minute, and the next you watch as they are shot dead in front of you.
When the shooting began Hupp instinctively reached in her purse for her .38-caliber Smith & Wesson, but it was in her car. She was afraid of losing her chiropractic license if she were arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. If she had been allowed to carry it into the restaurant, 20 people's lives would have been saved, including her parents.
We can pass all the gun laws we want, but the simple truth is that criminals and madmen don't obey gun laws.
If you don't think this issue is important, then next time you are eating dinner with a loved one imagine what Hupp went through. Imagine a gunman coming into the restaurant and shooting people. You close your eyes and imagine it, and tell me that at that moment you don't wish for that concealed handgun. Tell me you won't wish for it.
I won't believe you.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:46 AM
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Lost in all the economic news and then the 2nd Presidential debate was how simply wrong Sen. Biden was on so many things in the debate with Sarah Palin.
I came across this piece at Fox News by John Lott who is the author of Freedomnomics and a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland.
Here he details claims made by Biden that were completely false. The media likes to portray Palin as the one not quite on top of things, but reality shows us that Biden is the one who needs some civic lessons. Among them is the role of the Vice President, which Biden got wrong. Read the link to understand it. Here are a few more of Bidem's "mistakes:"
-- Will McCain's health care proposals raise taxes? Biden says that McCain’s proposal will cost people money. The Tax Foundation finds that could easily be "roughly deficit-neutral over ten years."
-- Under an Obama Administration the middle class will "pay no more than they did under Ronald Reagan"? No, the tax rates will be similar to the higher rates under Clinton.
-- Did "we spend more money in three weeks on combat in Iraq than we spent on the entirety of the last seven years that we have been in Afghanistan building that country"? No, one year’s worth of spending in Iraq equaled five in Afghanistan.
-- France and the U.S. "kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon"? No, and it wouldn't have made much more sense if he had said "Syria" instead.
-- Is it really “simply not true” that Obama said that he would meet with the leader of countries such as Iran without preconditions? No, Obama said “I would.”
-- Did Obama warn against letting Hamas participate in Palestinian legislative elections in 2005? No.
-- Do “Iraqis have an $80 billion surplus”? No. If oil prices had remained high, it might have reached $50 billion by the end of this year.
-- Finally, an amusing point as evidence that Biden is just one of the people he pointed to, inviting anyone to have a beer with him at "Katie's Restaurant" in Wilmington, Del. Unfortunately, people will have a hard time taking him up on his offer, since the restaurant hasn't had that name for probably 15 years.
Lott also details how even the fact checkers ignored most of this. He ends with a very relevant question:
It might not fit the simple template for a 36-year veteran of the Senate to not understand what vice presidents do (after all, eight vice presidents have served with him), but Biden knew less about this than the political outsider, Sarah Palin. Given that they are running to be vice president, why didn’t that story dominate the news coverage after the debate?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:26 PM
I saw this live today and I knew it would make the rounds and be on the news. I love how the man asked McCain to let him finish and McCain says, "Eeexuuuse me." Too funny.
I also love how he called the Democrats "hooligans." Perfect. The guy says basically that McCain and Sarah need to get mad and be more aggressive. Not sure about that, but I understand the man's frustration.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 2:10 PM
CBS news reported 3 days ago regarding more bogus Obama donors. They report that the Obama campaign are returning these bogus donations. But Newsweek reported this week that FEC auditors have ordered Obama's campaign to return large sums of money from sources with fake names. You might have heard about Mr. "Good Will" who listed "Loving" as his employer. The address was an Austin Goodwill store that claimed to not be involved in the donation. Another made up name was "Doodad Pro" with a liquor store as his address. These fake names gave in excess of the $2,300 that is the limit.
"Campaigns may accept donations of less than $200 without providing the donors' names and addresses in campaign finance reports, but Sen. John McCain's camp has made its full donor database available on the Internet. Independent campaign finance watchdog organizations have asked the Obama campaign to list all its donors, as well, but it's refused."
The Washington Post is reporting that the RNC is filing a complaint with the FEC asking for an investigation into the sources of Obama's thousands of unkown donors, many possible foreign donations. Obama has received the largest amount of unidentified money that has ever come into a U.S. election. According to the Washington Post overseas donations are illegal. I didn't know that, did you? I know that accepting donations from non-US citizens is illegal so I am guessing that is the same thing.
One source that has been identified are two Palestinian brothers form Gaza who donated $33,000 worth of Obama T-shirts to the campaign. They had listed their address as "Ga" which the campaign mistook for the state of Georgia.
A Newsmax report noted a separate FEC database of more than 11,500 overseas contributions to Obama that totaled $33.8 million. Now I know that NewsMax isn't the most reliable source, but if that is true than isn't that $33.8 million illegal donations given the report in the Washington Post?
What is with the fake name donations and fake names in voter registration? Do people not believe that Obama can win this thing honestly? This really does a dis service to Obama and he should be outraged over it. Although I hope Obama doesn't win, I certainly think he is capable of it without his supporters cheating.
In the end their exuberance in wanting to help Obama may cause many problems that won't shine a very good light on the Obama campaign.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:49 AM
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Well, thank God we are discovering it now instead of later.
Election officials in states across the country are continuing to scrutinize questionable voter registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that was raided Tuesday by Nevada authorities investigating voter fraud allegations.
In Missouri, Jackson County's top election official, Charlene Davis, says they've discovered more than 800 potentially fraudulent forms from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
"I don't even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy," Davis said. "We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that don't exist, people who have driver's license numbers that won't verify or Social Security numbers that won't verify. Some have no address at all."
Officials said one name was registered 10 times, all with different birthdays and social security numbers, but with what appeared to be the same signature. Officials said ACORN employees even tried to register a 12-year-old.
On Tuesday, authorities in Nevada seized records from ACORN after finding fraudulent registration forms that included the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.
In April, eight ACORN workers in St. Louis city and county pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting false registration cards for the 2006 election. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said they submitted cards with false addresses and names and forged signatures.
More on how ACORN is trying to win this election for Obama by fraud here.
ACORN has targeted swing states.
ACORN claims to empower lower income voters to vote, a noble idea that is being brought down and shamed by deceit.
More on ACORN here, here and here. Also here and here
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:47 PM
Last summer Obama's camp denied rumors that he had ever been a member of the socialist "New Party" in Chicago.
It turns out he lied.
He was a member. The New Party scrubbed their website of any mention of Obama, but a blogger found the scrubbed page though Internet Archive Organization.
Read all the details at Newsbusters.
I'm not sure what bothers me the most. The fact that he was a member or that he lied and the organization did everything it could to make sure no one discovered that lie.
Obama seems very good at hiding many things.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:52 PM
While reading at NRO about Obama and Ayers and the work they did on the board of the Woods Fund, I learned that they gave thousands of dollars to Rev. Wright’s Trinity Church to promote its “black liberation theology.” They underwrote the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) founded by Rashid Khalidi, a man who once directed WAFA, the terrorist PLO's news agency. Then, The AAAN also supports driver’s licenses and public welfare benefits for illegal aliens and believes that the establishment of Israel was an illegitimate “catastrophe.” Khalidi, who sees Israel as a “racist” “apartheid” state and advocates Palestinian terror strikes against Israeli military targets.
This is what I mean when I say that Obama appears to be moderate, but his work has been on the radical left. Now, one is free to be radical left in this country as Ayers and Khalidi clearly show, but let's be honest about our beliefs. That is all I ask of Obama.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:35 AM
I didn't get to see all of it because I had a meeting, but it had to have been the most boring debate ever. Obama did what he does best, appear to be a moderate. McCain was the forceful determined guy he always is. Saying things that make conservatives mad, but always going his own way.
I'm wondering what has happened to any discussion of illegal immigration, gun rights, and abortion. The last two debates...nothing.
It seemed both camps were playing it safe. Boring safe.
We are going into the stretch. McCain is behind. But it won't have been the first time McCain came out of what looked like defeat and won.
In life and in politics.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:18 AM
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Look at the video while you can. The Secret NBC Police may yank it at any time.
I saw this on Fox yesterday. Just unbelievable.
The Saturday Night LIve skit lampooning the mortgage bailout has been yanked from the internet by NBC. GregInFla mentioned this yesterday.
The skit correctly pointed out that the Democrats blocked oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when President Bush and the Republicans warned them there was a problem coming.
Likewise, the skit mocked Herbert and Marion Sandler and George Soros, three of the super rich Democrats the bailout is going to help.
There is new information out this morning suggesting NBC did, in fact, yank the video because it portrayed the Democrats badly.
What makes things look even worse for NBC in this case is that they’re not only going about the business of removing the clip wherever it showed up, but they’re also removing any comments that inquire as to what happened to the clip and why it was removed.
Is NBC really that far into the pocket of the Democrats or is there a more plausible explanation? I searched for one all over, and the answers were a bit difficult to arrive at due to the fact that none on the liberal side of the political blogosphere seemed willing to cover the story at all.
NBC has ceased to be, in any residual way, anything but an outlet for the Democrats. And remember folks, these same people want the fairness doctrine to shut down Rush Limbaugh.
By the way, why don't you call Amy Zelvin of NBC Universal Digital Media Communications at (212) 664-7436 and ask what happened to the video and why even comments at Hulu about the video are being deleted?
You can email her at email@example.com.
Likewise, you can call Jeff Zucker at (212) 664-4444 and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:19 AM
Watch to the end. Palin slams a protestor. God, I love this woman.
Even if Obama wins this thing, it might be worth it to have forced McCain to put this spectacular woman on the national stage. Maybe Obama's greatest achievements will have been to cause a house to fall on the wicked witch of the Democratic party so that the Glenda the good Republican could have her turn in the sun.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:27 AM
I think, like most Americans, I had never heard of Bill Ayers before it was reported that Ayers had introduced Obama into Chicago Politics with a "coffee" at his home. Since then. many of us have read about Ayer's domestic terrorist group, The Weather Underground of the 1970s.
When we read that no one was killed except three of the weather Underground members themselves in a botched bombing, we tend to shrug off the enormity of evil that these people attempted. Obama wasn't the only one who was a child at the time of Bill Ayer's terrorism. So was this man. After reading his experience I finally get a full picture of the horror Bill Ayer's and his wife was capable of.
Early on the morning of February 21, as my family slept, three gasoline-filled firebombs exploded at our home on the northern tip of Manhattan, two at the front door and the third tucked neatly under the gas tank of the family car. (Today, of course, we’d call that a car bomb.) A neighbor heard the first two blasts and, with the remains of a snowman I had built a few days earlier, managed to douse the flames beneath the car. That was an act whose courage I fully appreciated only as an adult, an act that doubtless saved multiple lives that night.
Conveniently and suddenly Obama says he didn't know about Ayer's violent path when Ayer's threw him a party at his home in 1995 and as Obama served on several boards with him and he lived 1/2 mile from his own home.
Now, someone like myself might not have heard of Ayers, but I'm thinking that all those in that Harvard educated elitist neighborhood not only knew every detail of The Weather Underground, but obviously admired the man who was such a big part of it. Hyde Park is a close community of liberals after all. Bill Ayer's wife Bernadine Dorn, another Weather Underground member is a co-orker with Michelle Obama at the Chicago law firm where Obama and Michelle met. Obama worked with Ayers at the Woods Fund for years and didn't know about his terrorist past? Please.
The Obama campaign says this is just a "distraction" and that Obama has condemned the actions of Ayer's. But condemning the actions now, for the purpose of running for President doesn't mean much to me. If he had condemned Ayers say.......while he was running for the state legislature, then I might believe him. If Obama had said he didn't know of Ayer's violent past over a year ago when it was first brought up to him, then I might believe him. If Obama would stop calling every question about his associations "a smear" and just be honest, I might have more respect for him.
We can never know the intimate conversations (if there were any) of Obama and Ayers as they worked together on different boards in Chicago and were neighbors. I'm glad for one thing though. I am glad that America is learning about Bill Ayers and his wife. This man committed despicable acts and says he would do the same thing all over again if he had the chance ("I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough"), is a full professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. That, in and of itself, sickens me. This man would be in prison today except for legal technicalities. If you read the link above then you can see that except for the quick actions of a neighbor, a child and a family almost died because of Bill Ayers. Three people did die later.
Maybe this isn't important. Maybe Obama doesn't deserve to be questioned about this. Maybe people don't really care. But at least America is forced to look at those in our own country who hate this country. And don't tell me that Ayer's doesn't hate this country. When you proudly have a picture of yourself stomping on the American flag, you hate this country.
Now Obama brings up the Keating Five. And that is fine too. We need to know about who are about to elect as President during this troubled times. There is nothing wrong with bringing up the past as long as we stay truthful. We are known, after all, by the company we keep.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:34 AM
Monday, October 06, 2008
But as NRO points out, I think everyone reading this post can say the following:
*My career was not launched with the assistance of an unrepentant terrorist.
*My pastor has never said "God damn America."
*I don't think our troops are "just air-raiding villages and killing civilians."
*My spouse doesn't think America is a "downright mean country."
*I've never sat on a board with an unrepentant terrorist.
*I've never directed millions of dollars to radical organizations.
*I've never opposed requiring medical care for babies who are born alive.
*I bought my home without assistance from a convicted felon.
*I've never taken my kids to a church whose pastor thinks AIDS was created by the government.
But Obama cannot.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:20 PM
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:26 AM
Remember that guy Schults on Hogan's Hero's who would say, "I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing!" whenever he thought he might get in trouble? That's Obama.
First there was Rev. Wright racist rants that Obama claims he never knew anything about. And now he claims that he didn't know about Ayer's violent past.
From HotAir via CNN:
The Democratic nominee’s chief strategist David Axelrod maintains Obama at that time had no idea about Ayers’ violent past.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:12 AM
I didn't think I could be surprised any more than I have in this election. Obama beat Hillary. I just couldn't believe it. McCain picked Palin. I just couldn't believe it. The ups and downs of both campaigns have just blown me away, but this....this has to be the shocker of all times.
The president of LA's National Organization for Women, Shelly Mandel, endorses Gov. Palin.
...Look!!! Did you guys see that? I just saw a pig fly by!
From this moment on, nothing will surprise me. Nothing.
I'm sure you will be hearing this all over the news..*snort*
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:49 AM
When I was a freshman in college I climbed into my baby blue Cougar XR-7 with a close friend and we caravaned with about 3 other cars to Key West Florida for spring break. We took turns driving and when it was my friend's turn to drive I fell asleep for a few hours. When she woke me up we were on a dark highway in the middle of no where and she told me she we were about to run out of gas and she hadn't seen any gas stations for miles and miles. "Where is everyone else?" I asked. "I don't know," she replied, "They took off and I couldn't keep up with them."
A few minutes later we did indeed run out of gas and pulled over on this lonely highway. I was angry at myself for going to sleep. I was angry at her for not paying attention to how much gas we had left. But most of all I was scared. Even as naive as I was at the time to the ugliness of this world, I knew that two young girls stuck on a dark highway in the middle of the night was a bad place to be. No gun and no cell phones then. Nothing. There were no houses or businesses within sight. We had no choice but to sit there. We locked the doors and the icy fingers of fear played at the back of my neck.
Soon a nice man stopped and offered to drive to get us some gas. I handed him money through the window I had rolled down slightly knowing I might never see the money or the guy again, but what choice did I have? An hour later he returned and put the gas in and we thanked him profusely.
I tell this story because when I think of this election, I feel kind of the same way I did back then sitting in that car and feeling fear. Because I know, especially with the wisdom of years behind me now, how very wrong that night could have gone. I know how easy, and just as likely, it would have been for someone not so nice to have stopped.
I fear for our country. I fear that we may elect Obama, the man who taps on the window and smiles and seems so harmless, but in the end hurts us. I fear he will hurt our country in ways that can't be measured. I don't mean that Obama is a bad person. I am speaking metaphorically. I mean that the socialistic things he wants to achieve and his misunderstanding of the war on terror will make us so much less of a country and hurt us for generations to come.
He is the dangerous one.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:13 AM