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On Palin/Biden debate as it happens

So far no gaffe from Biden, although there was an accusation that Palin couldn’t defend McCain’s record and she acknowledged she may not answer the question the way either Biden or the moderator wants it answered, she is addressing the American people.

“Fairness.” That’s the leftist Biden again voting with his heart instead of some common sense for what is good for the country. Few people want to be unfair but the fact is legislation can’t be made based on sympathy. Who exactly is going to be paying for all these compassionate health insurance costs? Biden’s well-known generosity?

Sarah now attacks the “patriotic” ideal of Biden’s–paying more taxes is patriotic–and addresses those whom she charges Biden left out: small businesses.

Cheap shot: “Ultimate bridge to nowhere.” Still living off an old issue he can’t let go of.

Palin acknowledges that she has only been doing this for five weeks. Smart move. Honesty and forthrightness is appreciated.

“Energy independence is the key to America future.” Totally agreed.

On climate change Palin says: “I’m not one to attribute every activity of man to climate changes.” Also acknowledges cycles and says she doesn’t want to argue about the causes but get down to business of cleaning up the mess. Wonder if Al Gore was smart enough to recognize himself in that?

Biden says: Climate change is man-made. Cites McCain’s record of voting against alternatives and LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH brings up topic of clean coal. He has changed his mind apparently? AND says he has always supported it it even when questioned on that by Gwen Ifill.

And Sarah takes him to task on it!!! I’ll be waiting for MSM to report on this. (Will I suffocate?)

Same sex issues: Sarah states straight up she doesn’t believe in re-defining traditional marriage but that civil rights will not be denied. This is how it stands in Alaska, where the citizenry has voted against the re-definition

Barack Obama heard from his running mate on voting against funding troops and Sarah credits Biden with this. Biden tries to say McCain did the same, but downplays McCain’s reason for doing so: timeline. I wonder if Gwen will ask if he has issued an invitation to the “insurgents” to come back when the US leaves?

Here it comes: “white flag of surrender.” Palin brings up how Obama and Biden opposed surge and refused to admit it succeeded when that happened. And Biden still on about McCain’s no vote: does he not get that McCain was casting his no against that surrender flag?

Biden says Iran getting a nuclear weapon would be “very de-stablilzing.” Whatever happened to “Iran poses no threat?

Coal, Iran….can’t these two agree on anything?

The ‘cuda is coming out! She references Obama’s comments about sitting down with the Iranian leader on a presidential level and Biden denies it happened! Did he forget when Obama threw back his, “It’s my presidency and I’ll meet with who I want!”

This administration. “Abject failure.” He seems to forget all the refusals on the part of the Palestinians to take part in the peace process when Israel was willing to keep on giving. The ‘cuda goes on attack about a ticket that looks backwards and viability of its claim it wants change. Biden claims “past is prologue” but one wonders how it can be when he leaves out half the story.

Biden is starting to sound like an idiot the way he keeps repeating things with a full stop after each word.

Did McClellan say surge won’t work? Will we have a Kissinger moment after the debate? Palin invokes the Biden “I was for it I was against it” and Biden’s previous support for McCain’s military strategy, including the financial support of troops issue. And after Biden finishes his spiel Palin drives the point in more: Biden says something different depending on the time and the place.

Oh yes, “heartbeat away”: “God forbid,” says Biden. “That would be a national tragedy of historical proportions.” Understatement? Talk again about ending war in Iraq but as always, fails to discuss how he will end it with our victory ensured and the American people knowing that nobody will be following the soldiers back home to come after Americans on our own soil.

Palin: “What do you expect? A team of mavericks…he has never asked me to check my opinions at the door.” She will continue policies without forgetting Wasilla Main Street.

Biden spends a lot of time at Home Depot? Is that who gets all the donations? And was that Gwen getting a good chuckle from Palin’s, “Say it ain’t so, Joe! There you go again pointing backwards!”?

Gwen talks about candidate’s previous comments about the vice presidency: Biden said he’d never do it and Palin has joked about a veep’s daily duties. And then gets a laugh for calling Ifill’s comments on that “a lame attempt at a joke.”

“He’s president.” Was that a Freudian slip? Must have felt the coin in his pocket shifting.

Experience and discipline. First up, Palin: Lists her experience as executive and connection to heartland of America. Biden: Acknowledges he has more than one Achilles heel. Really? Is that why he said Hillary would be better for the job? This was his chance to talk about change and Sarah stole it. What a barracuda!

Is there a clear winner? Both had a lot of points but from what I could gather as I typed, Palin rebutted all the accusations Biden lobbed, whereas Biden really had nothing he could say even if the pipe had been passed to him. There probably will be something to say for both candidates, and of course Democrats won’t be quite as honest in their assessment as those on the right tend to be. (Check the blogs if you don’t believe me, and notice the absence of clear McCain/Palin coverage in MSM.) But it can’t be ignored that Sarah shone and the American public will see it without the hatchet job the MSM routinely does on her quotes. She was confident, she didn’t falter once, she had a great sense of humor and caught out Biden on his gross exaggerations and falsifications. Biden, on the other hand, lied all the way to the end. Didn’t question motives? Who does he think he’s kidding?

Closing statements: You go, Sarah! Takes the MSM to task for their aforementioned hatchet jobs, and does it with class! Proud to be an American. (Note to Obama: Do you recognize yourself in that comment?) “We will fight for [freedom].” Epitomizes Alaska: The future, and wants to show that to America.

Biden’s: Backwards again. All the health care and etc., but again, fails to mention how to pay for it. “It’s time for American to get up together.” How will the country stand up when Obama/Biden want the government to control the lives of Americans?

As you can see this was pounded out as the debate progressed, so if I missed something please feel free to add in or ask questions. I’ll provide an update later as well.


October 3, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Prostituting youth for Obama

I’m sure this music teacher could go whirling dervish for Obama if she tried hard enough.

Where have we gone to that pinning campaign buttons on children is so “20th century”? Now we are into rounding up our children to sing worship songs to Barack Obama? What’s next? Obama Youth? Goose-step parades that feel good because music is used? When do they start pledging allegiance to Obama? Or give the special salute?

I know this clip is not exactly new, but I’ve been trying to avoid it because just hearing it on the radio gave me the urge to projectile. It sickens me that this man is not only allowing but encouraging this “Obama as god” mentality to trickle across the country–“glassy eyed” is perhaps his strongest method for getting people to look directly at him and his exploits and not see anything untoward.

But when it comes to imposing this on children, and seeing all these adults giving their tacit approval for in-school brainwashing, I wonder that if Obama is elected (as Hitler was), how long will it be before the “American look” becomes a standard defense mechanism in US society? Because already it has been reported that tires have been slashed, homes sprayed with graffiti and I’ve lost count of how many people have been shouted down by Obama acolytes. So with the indoctrination of today’s youth already begun, it’s a bit disconcerting to consider the future of all this. The words than come to mind for me are bonfires and book seizures. The free speech that was and checking before talking.

I can’t decide if Obama is trying to be Mao or Hitler mainly because, it seems, neither can he. In his desperate bid to be God, he appears to be trying on anything, including Greek columns, to promote himself as the savior of the world, sent to the United States to begin his work and expand outward. And like most other politicians, he uses children or the idea of them to promote his agenda.

And the media are just loving it.

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Obama hypocrisy

Much discussed in conservative blogs, it is staggering. While the past 24 hours has seen us inundated with any kind of “dirt” that could be dug up on Sarah Palin–links and articles devoted to whether her lipliner is tattooed on, why her accent is “weird,” that she lives comfortably–nary a word on the Democrats’ hand in this whole housing scandal, nor that Barack Obama is the recipient of the second-largest amount of kickbacks from our Fannie and Freddie. That he has associations with some of the sleaziest, most degraded people in the country, people who seek to do more damage and wish our nation ill. That he doesn’t mind a ginormous “O” sticker on his airplane but refuses to allow it to display the American flag. That he panders to a group who advocates shouting down the opposition if they are Americans but meeting civilly if one happens to be a Napolean-complexed religious zealot who denies the Holocaust, speaks of wiping Israel off the map, fouls free soil with talk of destruction and silences citizens in his own country.

Of course we should instead be wondering why in Alaska someone could actually dare to be successful and disregard our lack of awareness of Alaska society in which airplanes are owned casually, North Slope wages enable many a comfortable lifestyle, and a minority of individuals are richer than most others. Hmmm, probably not unlike, oh I don’t know, Barack Obama?

Oh and for the record: there are no counties in Alaska. Boroughs, thank you. But I digress. I meant to say that in ways Alaska and its citizens are not unlike the rest of the nation, these characteristics still somehow manage to be discussed as if they were a travesty, or that no one else had them in common. Of course Alaska is very unlike the other states, but cultural diversity and existential realities are only respected when they fit particular agendas, it appears. In the largest state in the union (yes, Texas, Alaska’s bigger) with perhaps the smallest road system, a single-engine plane is not the luxury it would be in a place like Chicago. But why take that into consideration when you can imply that people are materialistic and possibly corrupt?

But the ability to ask people to account for their own lifestyles, associations and bad hairdos is a one-way street. Barack “call me if you need me” Obama has taken to rallying his troops to get in people’s faces, banning signs and enlisting law and order to police the criticism of those with opposing viewpoints.

So it is not comforting at all to recall the words of his pesky and interfering wife:

Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

Fortunately we have her to come to our rescue and be part of the team and plan, create and implement our salvation by way of digging us out of our miserable lives. Perhaps she will be the architect of our new lives, ones in which we are made to appear–in much the same way Chairman Obama will “demand” all else of us–to make accounts for our past lives, admit the error of our ways and resolve to focus more on the path taken by he whom “we have been waiting for.” For the party of the people we can all take a great leap forward to days when our mass mobilization to all these self help meetings will effectively hand over our nation to the likes of anybody who cares to pick up the pieces.

But if you’re going to do it, as they say, you might as well do it right. Obama has already started the campaign to silence critics and free speech has started to pack its bags. The Fairness Doctrine Act threat looms over us all and I think not a few of us are wondering if the new “Welcome to Missouri” signs will be adjusted for our states and distributed accordingly.

I have just one question: When do we start wearing boxy jackets and worshipping peasants?

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments