My take on the State of the Union Address

I wasn’t overly impressed. Neither was many other people, left or right.

Watch it for yourself:

and The Democrats Response:

To me, it was just more of the same from Bush. Nothing remarkable. According to Bob Cesca over at HuffPo:

10:08PM
Just flipped over to FOX News. Fred Barnes: This speech "will be forgotten pretty much. Haha!"

Damn. When Fox News Channel, the cheerleaders for the Neo-Conservative branch of the G.O.P. pans a speech made by their damn hero, that’s pretty bad! SurpriseLaughingRolling on the floor

Other than that, it’s just more of the same. Not really blog worthy in my book.

Obama’s Pastor Mocks the Death of Natalee Holloway

"Black women are being raped daily in Darfur, Sudan, in the Congo and in Sub-Saharan Africa. That doesn’t make news," "One 18-year-old white girl from Alabama gets drunk on a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and ‘gives it up’ while in a foreign country, and that stays in the news for months!", "Maybe I am missing something!" Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Read all about it, Right Here

I ask you now, Who is really the one making this election about race?

I hope this story catches on. This sort of thing is totally uncalled for.

I mean, I’m no racist, but this sort of thing is why there’s division among the races in this country.

Obama should either condemn these remarks or distance himself from this Church, once and for all. 

A winning endorsement

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama has gotten an endorsement, from the daughter of one the most important political figures of our time.

Quote:

"OVER the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama."CAROLINE KENNEDY

It seems by reading the Blogs today, that some do not understand the great significance of such an endorsement.  In the World of Politics getting a endorsement by the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, is basically like getting the endorsement from the head of the Roman Catholic Church. 

This is just what Obama needed, a nod from the old guard, someone from the old school to say, "Yes, we approve". It’s a feather in his cap and he will be able to take that to the White House.

It’s going to be exciting race.

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Obama’s SC Victory Speech

Basically, That America wants to believe again.

So true.

Video: (via MSNBC)

I may not agree 100% with his Liberalism. But I will tell you this, if he wins. I will be voting for him. The Republicans have nothing that I want to buy. They’ve put us into a quagmire. All the while ignoring the problems at home. I hope, that Obama smokes Hillary’s butt in the remainder of the primary, for the way she acted, trying to divide a party, and over some of the stupidest nonsense. This is truly a historical moment in our Nation. The last thing we need is some idiotic, power hungry, closet lesbian, screwing up our chances to be in the White House in 2009.

Obama Wins SC

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I guess Hillary and Co. will rethink the stupid racist nonsense.

Political Short takes

Yeah, I know, I didn’t blog any today. I just wasn’t in the mood.

So, Here’s what is going on the world, Politically and Newsworthy that is.

The Mayor of Detroit, Michigan is in Hot Water. Click Here, and Here and Here to read about it.

How we should Leave Iraq

The New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

Dennis Kucinich drops out. (Yay!)

The Former Labor Secretary Under Bill Clinton, basically slams his old Boss.

Obama and Hillary are still going at it.

Some think the GOP debate tonight was horrible. I didn’t watch enough really to know.

Saddam was shocked that we invaded.

Obama leads Hillary in SC and FL, Romney Leads the GOP in FL.

The Government deports one of his own. Idiots Deluxe.

John Gibson is still Eine dumme Arschloch

Senate rejects secret court measure

Dubya Says, Osama won’t be caught while he’s in office, Liberals go… “Well Duh!”

and….Finally, Sunny Lucas, (Rachel’s Dog) is running for President. (woof!)

Advertisers Drop Savage Over Hateful Remarks

The following comes from HuffPo:

At least four major firms have pulled advertising from Michael Savage’s nationally syndicated radio show following a campaign highlighting his inflammatory rhetoric. One other company, Geico insurance, is expected to follow suit.

The campaign, launched recently by Brave New Films, generated thousands of calls urging advertisers on the Savage Nation show to sever financial ties to the widely popular (and frequently offensive) talk host.

In less than a week, four agreed to pull their ads from the show, including Union Bank of California (whose representative says they were advertisers on the Savage show by mistake and were glad to be taken off), Intuit, Chattem, ITT Technical Institute.

"We are thrilled at the amazing response of the true patriots all over the blogsphere who responded to our NOSAVAGE campaign," Robert Greenwald, head of the film company, said in a statement. "People have called and emailed and the responsible sponsors have responded by pulling their ads and asking that their ads not be on this racist and hateful show."

But group who has segments run on the show is raising eyebrows by refusing to distance itself from Savage. The USO, a non-profit that does work for U.S. armed forces, wrote Brave New Films complaining about being targeted and even hinting at a lawsuit. The organization’s lawyer Tony Bisceglie says it does not pay for the USO public service announcements that air on Savage’s show - Read the Rest

I’m going to be honest with you. I’m right of center, I hold to some Conservative values myself. But this idiot is a total loon. He makes Bill O’Reilly look like a nun.

I can see the USO’s position, But I think anyone who’s paid for ads on his show, should pull them. This is no way to promote goodwill to other races in America. The problem is, Muslims hear this sort of thing and they believe EVERYONE in America is like this. If you’re Muslim, and you happen to read this Blog, I assure you, we’re not ALL like this.

The problem with Michael Savage is, he believes ALL MUSLIMS are terrorists, which many Conservatives happen to believe. This, I know, for a fact is a crock of bull. Most Muslims in America, that in fact, practice Islam, are moderates. They reject the idea of a violent Jihad. I know this might be hard thing for some Conservatives to swallow, but it’s the truth. One thing that the Conservatives must realize, if they are going to ever get anywhere in American politics is, that the guys who carried out the September 11’th attacks were not just Muslims, they were mentally deranged extremists who just happened to be believers in the Doctrines of Islam, if they were not Islamic Muslims, they would have been something else.

Yes, I do believe that there is a war on terror. There is a war against mindless extremists within the Muslim Islamic Faith, Not against Arabic people or Muslims or Islam in General. That sort of mentality has origins in the White Nationalist circles and unfortunately has seeped over into main stream Conservatism.   

I know, some of you are going to say, "What about what you wrote here?" Yes, I know what I wrote there. I was referring to the extremists within the Muslim Movement. I also was more commenting on this part:

“The upsetting part is not only do they go into the history (which would be acceptable) but also the teaching of Islam,” she said. “This book does not really go into Christianity or the teachings of Christ, nor does it address religious doctrine elsewhere to the degree it does Islam.”

She said the book’s one page referencing Jews “is only to convey that they were tortured by Crusaders to get them to convert to ‘Christianity.’ (It fails to mention that the biggest persecutors of Jews throughout history and still today are Arab Muslims). It gives four other one-liner references to the Jews being blamed for the plagues and problems in the land. It does not talk about the Jews as making a significant impact on the culture at large.”

That was my issue within that story. I do not, however, believe that Islam, or any other Religion should be PUSHED on anyone, at all. We all should be able to make our own decisions ourselves. It might appear that I am talking about of both sides of my Mouth Chatterbox, but I am not. Big Grin

Faux Noise Douchbag Conservative of the Week: John Gibson

For mocking the Death of Heath Ledger.

This, my friend, is why Liberals hate Conservatives with a passion.

If Gibson is wanting to Promote Conservative values, he’s not doing a very good job.

More here

Fred Thompson Drops out.

Yep, that’s right, Fred Thompson has dropped out of the race for the White House.

There’s much opinion is to why, sources are saying that he’s taking care of his ill Mother. Other say it was because he got in too late. Something I said on my other Blog that got hacked, long ago, back when he first got in.

The people I feel sorry for, are the one’s who gave money to this guy and supported him, I mean, what do they have to show for it? Not a lousy thing.

Video Via MSNBC:

I wish Fred the best of luck.

I predict that the next one’s to drop out, will be Huckabee, Rudy, and possibly Ron Paul. Although he might run as an Independent or a Libertarian.  It will then be a mad dash between Romney and McCain. I predict that things will get nasty between McCain and Romney. Which one will get it, that I cannot predict. But it will be quite the race.

Yeah, I know, you’re wondering why….

I know, you’re most likely wondering why I have not Blogged about the Debates.

Because I am just very disgusted with the whole process. That is why.

John Edwards, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton spent most of the day, which was SUPPOSED to be celebrating the Birthday of a man who stood up for social justice, being civil to one another.

Then all at once, within a one-hour period, all of that civility went out the window.  

Some would say, “Hey, that’s politics.”, Well, you know? I disagree. Just what in the name of the Almighty, is being accomplished by the first African-American and the first Female Presidential candidates sniping over absolutely idiotic nonsense?  

I mean, what kind of image is that sending to the American people? What kind of signal is that sending to aspiring young people interested in Politics? That it is perfectly acceptable to attack someone that you are running against?

Normally, I would, without delay, post the videos of the sniping and comment about it. But that’s what the main stream media is doing. That’s what every political Blogger is doing. They’re a part of the media machine. I’m just not interested in joining the chorus of Bloggers talking about that feckless nonsense.

I am actually scared to death, why? Because I am afraid that people have seen this sniping and they’ve thought, “Why the hell should I vote for those two?” I mean, this would be great thing for Edwards, But we’re on the threshold of making history here and the two damned idiots that are principle players in it are acting like total nincompoops!

Don’t even get me started about Bill Clinton. “Hey Honey, I’m going go out and destroy you’re chances of getting elected!”, He’s another of the feckless ones. Not to mention his falling asleep during Martin Luther Kings III’s speech. More fodder for the media machine, I guess.

I guess I’m supposed to be feeling really good about all this hoopla, so far, Nothing. Nada. No Dice. I’d rather be watching the history channel or something else more productive.

I apologize if you came here thinking that I had some great commentary on the debates, But I just don’t. I just don’t have an impression.

I will say this, if Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton keep up the nonsense, and the Democrats lose, and we end up with John McCain AKA Bush 2.0 or that Mormon freak Mitt Romney in the White House, the Democrats will have no one to blame, but their own selves for it.

So far, color me unimpressed with the Democrats.

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Rudy’s Desperation kicks in….

Rudy Reaches for God’s Black Book- (Washington Whispers) (Via usnews.com)

Quote:

Rudy Giuliani, the socially liberal Republican who’s slipping in the polls, is reaching for an unusual E-mail list for help: a collection of 25 million Christian evangelicals. We hear that Rudy’s church ally, Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson, is making overtures to the list’s owner, Alabama-based Optimum Impact. The E-mail addresses have always been available for the asking, but so far only GOP candidates Rep. Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee have made the call. But is it too late for Rudy to quiet the Huckabee surge among Christians? "Who knows?" says one evangelical leader. "But ‘day late and dollar short’ comes to mind."

I’d say, at this point, he’d need a miracle, like the top 3 candidates die of heart attacks at the same time. Tongue

In other words, he’s done. Big Grin

What he gets for running as Mister 9/11!   Rolling Eyes

Ah well, One less Republican in the race. Applause

No Love for John McCain Either…

What’s a cracker got to do to catch a Break?

Click here to see what I’m referring to.

I hate to admit it, But McCain’s about the only damn Conservative that’s qualified for the damn job, if you ask me.

Before anyone asks, yeah, I remember the immigration thing. I think he has learned from that. I really do, otherwise, he wouldn’t still be in the race.

If Hillary wins the nomination, and McCain get’s the Republican nod, I might be tempted to hold my nose…. and… You know.

Although, there’s quite a bit of time, between now and then, so… I’ll stay tuned.

Um, Can we all just Move on past the Reagan Stupidity, Please?

For goodness sake.

I mean, the stupidity on this subject is about waist deep. Rolling Eyes

The dude wasn’t saying he was JUST LIKE Reagan, he was just making a damn point.

Clue needed on Aisle 5 please!

Michael Gerson has NO LOVE for Fred Thompson

 Here’s Why:

Quote:

At a campaign stop attended by a CBS reporter in Lady’s Island, S.C., Thompson was asked if he, "as a Christian, as a conservative," supported President Bush‘s global AIDS initiative. "Christ didn’t tell us to go to the government and pass a bill to get some of these social problems dealt with. He told us to do it," Thompson responded. "The government has its role, but we need to keep firmly in mind the role of the government, and the role of us as individuals and as Christians on the other."

Thompson went on: "I’m not going to go around the state and the country with regards to a serious problem and say that I’m going to prioritize that. With people dying of cancer, and heart disease, and children dying of leukemia still, I got to tell you — we’ve got a lot of problems here. . . . " Indeed, there are a lot of problems here — mainly of Thompson’s own making.

Ouch! That’s gonna leave a mark. Michael Gerson, by the way, was a Bush Speech writer. Perhaps a little Neo-Con Bias showing, Maybe?

Just sayin’!

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Poll: Nevada to go to Hillary and Romney

That’s what the Polls are saying.

Of course, those Polls have been wrong before.

So, I’ll be handing out congrads, when the caucus and primaries are over.

Should be an interesting day tomorrow.

Mike Huckabee has lost his mind.

Yep, that’s right. He can forget getting elected. Because of this sort of stuff Here.

Money Quote:

QUESTIONER: Is it your goal to bring the Constitution into strict conformity with the Bible? Some people would consider that a kind of dangerous undertaking, particularly given the variety of biblical interpretations.

HUCKABEE: Well, I don’t think that’s a radical view to say we’re going to affirm marriage. I think the radical view is to say that we’re going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal. Again, once we change the definition, the door is open to change it again. I think the radical position is to make a change in what’s been historic.

Oh yeah, like Centrists and Independents are going to vote for some idiot that makes statements like that.

What’s more, was this one:

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And thats what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”

Wow. This dude wants to do away with the Separation of Church and State. I bet these guys wouldn’t be too happy about that.

I don’t know about you, I don’t quite think that this guy is quite ready for prime time. Stick to Church Mike, it can only help.   

Say Goodbye Willard!

Willard Mitt Romney goes off on a AP Reporter.

He’ll pay for that in the caucus. You don’t act like a jerk to Media and get away with it. They will bury you.

Video Via MSNBC:

 

Oh yeah, He’s a jerk. Say goodbye to this hosehead.

The Main Stream "Liberal" and otherwise, media will bury him for this.

Update: I guess he does have a lobbyist on his staff and He HAS gotten paid. This comes via Frameshop:

However, a simple search of Romney’s recent campaign expense filings found these two entries:

  • Dec. 3, 2007 -  a payment of "$300" by the Romney campaign to "Kaufman, Ronald."
  • Oct. 19, 2007 – a payment of  "$100" to "Dutko World Wide."

D’oh! So, so much for the truth.

Huckabee vows to send ‘em all home.

Two Words.

Huckabee vows to send all illegal aliens home (via Washington Times)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee yesterday continued to move to the right on immigration during this year’s presidential campaign, signing a pledge to enforce immigration laws and to make all illegal aliens go home.

The pledge, offered by immigration control advocacy group Numbers USA, commits Mr. Huckabee to oppose a new path to citizenship for current illegal aliens and to cut the number of illegal aliens already in the country through attrition by law enforcement — something Mr. Huckabee said he will achieve through his nine-point immigration plan.

Yeah Right. I don’t buy it. Neither does Michelle Malkin.

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Bad News for Hillary in Michigan

This isn’t much of a surprise to me….

Bad News for Hillary in Michigan (Via CNN)

Even so, roughly 70 percent of Michigan’s African-American voters — a group that makes up a quarter of Michigan’s Democratic electorate — did not cast their votes for Clinton, choosing the “uncommitted” option instead. Yet these voters weren’t uncommitted at all: in fact, according to CNN exit polls, they overwhelmingly favored Barack Obama, whose name did not appear on the ballot.

Had Obama’s name been on the Michigan ballot, CNN exit polls show that he would have won an overwhelming 73 percent of the African-American vote, in contrast to 22 percent who say they would have voted for Clinton under those circumstances.

The reason why this does not come as much of a surprise to me, is because Michigan is a very liberal State. I know, I’ve lived here all my life. Obama not only speaks to Liberals, He speaks to the African-American Community as well. He’s their man. He represents their community. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, I think it’s an awesome thing myself. It shows that finally, after all the years of bigotry and insecurity in this country about blacks, came to a place where a African-American can run for President and be accepted by the general public as a whole. 

I like him, mainly, because he represents change, I’m not too keen on some of his "Liberal" policies, when it comes to national security. I mean, I believe in peace, but I don’t believe in selling out America’s security in the process. But anything has got to be better than George W. Bush’s cowboy way of diplomacy. His "Billy Bad Ass" idea of getting along with other nations, is why we’re in the current situation in Iraq.

I was sort of hoping that Edwards would pull out of third place and overtake the other two candidates, But I do not believe that is going to happen. It would be very nice, But I doubt he has the support, money, or momentum to do so.

So, most likely, I, like every other person who votes Democrat in Michigan, will vote for whomever the party chooses for their candidate.

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