MI Morning Update
57 Days until Election Day September 8, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:Obama vs. Obama…can’t just use "one" quote with him…Obama: "I’ve said that we need to increase the size of our military, which politically, if it got to the floor, probably would pass. But there, as you know, [are] a whole bunch of folks on the left who think that that is a waste of money. I | Read More »
Are Body Parts Next?
According Bill O’Reily… Obama believes that the federal government should be in control of income distribution and, to some extent, should regulate the free marketplace. That is a classic liberal position and the candidate promotes it well. And… …the senator also believes that poor Americans have a basic right to free health care and monetary supplements from the government with no strings attached. The American | Read More »
McCain up by 1 at RCP; Update +3.2
…or both?The USA Today/Gallup poll that has him (them) up by ten helps a bit. Of course such an anomaly could be completely meaningless, but RCP states that the USAT/Gallup sample was of L(ikely)V(oters) so it should be more reliable than some of the other polls out there, however Gallup reportsthat the sample was “…1,022 adults, including 959 registered voters” and I’m not sure how | Read More »
MTV’s 2008 Video Music Awards (and VIACOM) need a switch taken to them
h/t to Michelle Malkin for taking the lead on this vent, but I have to share with my fellow RSers here…My wife and I flipped between MTVs VMA and ABC’s Salute to Heroes music programs Sunday night.We were both aghast only ten minutes into the VMAs. I have filed my own FCC complaint and I encourage others that were offended to do so. Here is | Read More »
Republicans: More Trusted On National Security Issues
So sayeth this poll. The “Greenberg” in Greenberg, Quinlan Rosner is Stan Greenberg, who is no one’s idea of a Republican pollster. This ought to terrify the Obama campaign.
How McCain Can Win
Michael Barone gives the rundown. Worth reading–as are all of Barone’s pieces.
Wow, if this ain’t telling:In an electric interview, Obama suggested again and again that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate, is unprepared for the job. At one point, he mocked her camp’s suggestion that Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her foreign-policy credentials: “Well, look. You know, I actually knew that Russia was next to Alaska, as well. I saw it on a map.””It’s not | Read More »
Over the past week, Andrew Sullivan has derided Sarah Palin as being obviously unprepared for the Presidency, a lightweight as a former mayor and as a current Governor of Alaska and a potential liar who supposedly is pretending to be the mother of Trig Palin, a baby with Down’s Syndrome so that she could cover up the teenage pregnancy of her daughter. When it was | Read More »
The Phoenix Rises: McCain Surges Past Obama
John McCain has surged past Obama in the most recent USA/Today Poll, opening a massive lead of 54-44. It marks the first time either of the two candidates have garnered so much support nationwide. Though the results of the poll are probably a bit extreme, the conclusion is not. Taking into account the Poll of Polls, which shows McCain with a lead over Obama, the | Read More »
Notice what is missing in this story:Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton marched for labor and stumped with Democrats on Saturday, but sidestepped questions about the woman who has taken her place as the nation’s most-talked-about female leader.Clinton brushed aside questions about Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin during appearances at New York City’s annual Labor Day parade and later during a stop on Staten Island.”This election | Read More »
Spheres Of Influence
The Russian counterargument to what it perceives as Western imperialism and interference concerning issues like Russo-Georgian relations and the status of relations between Russia and other former Soviet states in general is that Russia is merely exercising its power in its own sphere of influence. Implicit in that argument is that Russia would not interfere in the spheres of other great powers and especially not | Read More »
“Good heavens, are you still trying to win?”
According to Rasmussen, fully 68% of voters believe that “most reporters try to help the candidate they want to win.” And — no surprise — 49% of those surveyed believe reporters are backing Barack Obama, while just 14% think the media is in the tank for Sen. McCain.MSNBC Takes Incendiary Hosts From Anchor Seat”Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to | Read More »
A Glimmer of Hope… and Sweet, sweet justice…
I love tomorrow…Let me premise this by saying (as I have told family friends time and time again)–I still believe this election is Obama’s to lose. However, McCain/Palin is doing everything they possibly can to win this thing. Reform may be what Americans want over some obscure theme of change exemplified by policy proposals of the Carter and Lyndon Johnson presidencies.First… USA Today Gallup has | Read More »
What was Bob Woodward talking about?
From UNCLASSIFIED DARPA documentsThe Threat Activity Recognition and Monitoring (TARM) program will develop an automated capability to reliably capture, identify, and classify human activities in surveillance environments. Currently, these types of activities are identified and analyzed by humans studying real-time and recorded video sequences. TARM technology will dramatically improve the speed and ability to discover and identify anomalous or suspicious terrorist threat-indicative activities. In particular, | Read More »
Time To Break Obama’s Ego
The great chess Grand Master Bobby Fisher was once asked what was it about chess that he loved so? Fisher did not hesitate he said, “there is a point in a chess match when you feel your opponent’s ego break. It is the most satisfying feeling in the world.”The USA Today Gallup survey has John McCain up by 10 points amongst likely voters, and 4 | Read More »
Red State III and what to do with the problems
have been using Red State III since the inception of the Beta program and have had no real problems with it except for the last week or so when it seemed as though the whole world “stumbled” upon my favorite read.So how do we fix it? First thing I know it seems like a government program but no bull they need money to grow and | Read More »
Why Can’t Barack Obama Just Tell The Truth?
I hesitate to mention the subject which dare not speak its name (no not THAT subject) but I am somewhat nonplussed by the lack of comment on what Mr. Obama was actually saying in the interview this morning.Watch the longer clip that Moe posted and several things leap out at the viewer.
ELECTION PROJECTION- McCAIN BOUNCE HAS BEGUN
It was bound to happen, and we now have the polling data to back it up:McCain has received a modest bounce from the convention.The first indicator of this was a release from CNN last week, around Labor Day, showing Obama’s lead had narrowed to just 1 point, 49-48 (here).Soon after, CBS news released this one on Thursday, indicating in their polling that the race was | Read More »
You Can Almost Smell The Fear
The Moderate Voice Blog points out that the balance of joy in the race for President has shifted to the Republicans. I am sure that the Democrats are beginning to feel like they have seen this movie before. Like some sort of monster flick, where the alien/monster/zombie keeps coming and coming with nothing able to stop it.This was supposed to be the Democrat’s year. After | Read More »
Drudge Reporting: NYTimes Front Page On Palins’s Baby
The Drudge Report is reporting the NYTimes will have front page article on Sarah Palin’s baby son. If this article is like I suspect a slander on this new baby boy then all hell will break lose tomorrow as far as I am concerned.
I admit it, Mr Obama has not requested earmarks for quite some time. Senator McCain does not utilize earmarks either. I commend each for that step towards fiscal responsibility. (Not easy living in Alaska)But a simple statement on earmarks may warrant fact checking, so I did some research.As many know, Mr Obama has been on the campaign trail since Feb 07. He has not had | Read More »
McCain vs Obama: Part III – Leadership Experience
Much has been said in the media lately about leadership experience. Most of the comments have been directed at Sarah Palin, who is running as the GOP Vice President, not the President. And even though she served as a two-term Mayor of her home town and a one-term Governor of Alaska, the media seems to think she doesn’t have the leadership experience to hypothetically assume | Read More »
Tags: Barrack Obama
, John McCain
, osama bin laden
, public trust
, Sarah Palin
Living what you believe?
[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26593948/]So the One admits that he was too flippant when he said this decision was “above his pay grade.” And Biden says the classic Catholic Left line that “Personally I believe what the Church says, but I can’t enforce that on others.”What does it mean when one can be so flippant about life that we cannot consider seriously when it begins? The calls of Palin’s | Read More »
McCain vs Obama: Part II – Today’s Challenges Facing Americans
The Obama campaign has spent a great deal of time telling us that John McCain just doesn’t get it. That he just doesn’t realize that people are hurting. They make reference to idiot comments made by people in the McCain camp, rather than statements actually made by McCain to prove their point.So let’s see what each candidate said about the problems facing Americans.*Part II – | Read More »
The Information War.
The mainstream media has been polluted. Everyone with any degree of common sense is well aware of this fact. The problem is: many people do not take the time to gain insight into the topics which are being spoon-fed to them by these media outlets. That is where all of us have an obligation to get the word out regarding our opponents.We must seize all | Read More »
McCain vs Obama: Part I – The Promise of America
With all said and done and the rhetoric being ratcheted up, I thought it would be a good idea to compare both Presidential nomination acceptance speeches side by side. To see what each man said during his speech.I took both men’s speeches, analyzed the content and broke them down into six parts: The Promise of America, Today’s Challenges Facing Americans, Leadership Experience, Their Promise to | Read More »
Tags: Barrack Obama
, Culture of Life
, family values
, John McCain
, open markets
, Personal Responsibility
NYT: Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) ‘Failed to Report $75,000 in Income’
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) is chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, which takes responsibility for writing the nation’s tax code.Seems that Charlie has neglected to claim some $75,000 in rental income from a condo he owns in the Dominican Republic.Ooops. From the Gray Lady herself: Mr. Davis said the congressman did not realize he had to declare the money as income, and was | Read More »
Obama’s Earmark Lies
I work in construction management in Alaska (18 years) and found the claims of $27 million of earmarks from Mayor Palin of Wasilla, AK, highly questionable. Research proves that the numbers reputed by the left wing media is a smear attack against Governor Sarah Palin. Because the earmarks included “Wasilla” in the description, each is attributed (falsely) to the City Mayor. Many are the Alaska | Read More »
The Ultimate Diddy Retort
A well-reasoned response to Sean Combs’ arrogance.
**1. Presidential canaidate McCain is an Exprienced leader who offers the US a lifetime of service to the American people. He served the US in war and suffered for his Country First. He speaks his mind and offers to do what it takes to change the way the DC works. A vote for McCain is not just about change in your life, your country, its | Read More »
WalMart and Us (magazine): A Call to Action!
The despicable Us magazine cover and grossly inaccurate accompanying story should not go unpunished. The Publisher of Us is, surprise, a big Obama supporter. Last evening at WalMart, I noticed that the racks at all checkouts were still stuffed full of Us, as if, perhaps, few if any had sold. I also took note that some of the stacks of magazines had been turned upside | Read More »
Changing a Liberal’s mind without losing yours…
I had the opportunity to teach in a public school on Friday and lunch with a team of teachers.This lunch was very revealing about the politics of the crowd.Being a rural school, the mix was about five conservatives and two Demoncrats.The loudest proponent of any position was a staunch GOP man. His delivery,unfortunately, was very loud and abrasive, doing nothing to sway the Democrat that | Read More »
Sarah and the Wizard of O
This is political satire brought to you by Ipsism.comIt has not been approved, authorized, sponsored or financed by anyone. We didn’t even spend any money on it – which accounts for the production values. The message really is the medium. Wondering about climate change? See, ‘The Global Warming Forrest’ at http://Ipsism.com/
The Odd Couple
It has been interesting to watch John McCain and Sarah Palin campaigning together after the Republican convention. Obviously Palin was the best pick and represents the future of conservatism. How did McCain know? Or was it a Hail Mary?Hard to say. Probably somewhere in between, showing balance in McCain’s thinking.Commentators who say that McCain now is retreating to the center also are admitting that he | Read More »
WaPo’s David Ignatius provokes me to rage
Just when I think I can’t get any more disgusted with left wing journalists, comes this insipid, condescending screedfrom David Ignatius of the Washington Post.He starts out innocently enough, talking about how uniquely American this election is, how “lovable” this has turned out, what with the “American Rainbow” and the four “American Rebels”. Then, he turns vicious on Sarah Palin. Get this: It’s a refreshingly | Read More »
54 Leftist Smears on Palin and Counting…
The Left and their slavish liberal media disciples continue the onslaught of trash and lies against Sarah Palin, even as the Barack H. Obama campaign clings desperately to plausible deniability for encouraging and in some cases originating the smears. Blogger Charlie Martin over at the Weekly Standard has compiled the smears so far (up to 54 and counting), accompanied by a ‘must read’ analysis of | Read More »
Not Evil Just Wrong
“60 Minutes” Wraps McCain/Palin in Woodward, Baldwin, and Sushi
Last Sunday night, Obama and Biden were on “60 Minutes,” answering softball questions about whether Obama likes beer with Biden babbling in the background about how his running mate “grabbed the lightning” in Denver (until his teleprompter went out at which point, unlike Palin when hers went out, his lightning went with it). The intro to the show last week was, “Tonight, we’re looking at | Read More »
Heartless: Gretchen has more soul anyway
So the aging hippie-chick Wilson sisters of the 1970s-80s rock band Heart object to their song “Barracuda” being played at McCain Palin events. So what?Why not use another Wilson’s (no relation, I think) song instead? Gretchen Wilson likely would not mind loaning her wildly popular country anthem “Redneck Woman” to Sarah Palin , I’ll wager. Gretchen was a Fred Thompson supporter early on and performed | Read More »
1Cast: An Excellent New Smartphone Tool for News/Politics Junkies
The fine folks over at 1Cast, a new media delivery tool for smartphones,, were kind enough to let me try out a beta version of their software on an iPhone during the DNC and RNC. It’s an excellent solution to a problem for smartphone users who want to find video content across multiple channels, but end up getting RickRolled by Youtube half the time, and | Read More »
Um… Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About The Polls?
McCain is getting one heck of a bounce.Remember that he was behind before the Democratic Convention.Then He was farther behind after the Democratic Convention.Now he has made up ALL that ground and in fact has gone ahead.AND….There is one more day to go before we see the full affect of McCain’s speech.We must hold down the celebrating until we see where they are on or | Read More »
The Obama Muslim video, revisited.
Like Allahpundit, I am unsurprised that the context on the longer Obama Muslim admission thing indicates something different than the shorter clip:Note that post is not a reflection on Dan. Indeed, I agree with his point that Obama’s problems in this regard are largely Obama’s own fault: the man continues to be more concerned with denying rumors about his religion than he is with explaining | Read More »
MI Morning Update
58 Days until Election DaySeptember 7, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:"What’s the difference between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama?""One is a well turned-out, good-looking, and let’s be honest, pretty sexy piece of eye-candy.The other kills her own food."The Times Online UK articleMORNING UPDATE:"I NEED MICHIGAN TO WIN"…said John McCain at the rally on Friday. We have a great team with McCain-Palin and Republicans, Independents, Reagan Democrats, | Read More »
Obama’s change will give voters greater dissatisfaction
Obama argues: McCain has voted with Bush’s policies 90% of the time. Bush has a 65% disapproval rating. Therefore, a vote for McCain is a continuation of Bush’s policies, which will give voters 65% dissatisfaction.According to Obama’s logic: Obama has voted with Liberal policies 96% of the time. The Liberal controlled Congress has a 74% disapproval rating. Therefore, a vote for Obama is a ratification | Read More »
Is Drinking Water a Greater Threat than Al-Qaeda?
Is drinking water a greater threat to our national security than Al-Qaeda?Well, if you get your information from Barack Obama’s website, you certainly might think so. If you browse the “Defense”, “Homeland Security”, and “Foreign Policy” sections of BarackObama.com, you will not find a single reference to Al-Qaeda, a single reference to radical Islamic jihad, a single reference to Usama Bin Laden, or a single | Read More »
Obama: ‘McCain Has Not Talked About My Muslim Faith’
UPDATE: Moe has debunked this post see “The Obama Muslim video, revisited.” This is not exactly what I had in mind when I said Obama should address his Muslim issue head on:John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith.I’m sure before long we will hear that this clip is taken out of context, that Obama misspoke, and Obama will explain what he really meant | Read More »
Good news from Gallup
In case you have not heard, the latest Gallup poll has McCain up by 3%!
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Have Been Taken Over By The Treasury: Analysis of the Press Release
At 11AM Eastern Time on Sunday, September 07, 2008, the Treasury Department released the text of a joint statement regarding the GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The statement contains remarks by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Director James Lockhart of the newly-chartered Federal Housing Finance Agency. (The FHFA now has regulatory oversight over the GSEs.)As expected, the GSEs will enter government conservatorship (which is not | Read More »
Yes, Michael Moore, There is a God in Heaven!
Last week, as it appeared that Hurricane Gustav would strike New Orleans on the opening day of the Republican convention, Democrats salivated, hoping for a repeat of a Katrina-style disaster. Michael Moore called a press conference to announce that Gustav’s timing “proved that there is a God in Heaven”. Former DNC chair Don Fowler declared that the impending disaster showed that “God is on our | Read More »
, Don Fowler
, Hurricane Gustav
, John McCain
, media bias
, Michael Moore
, news and politics
, Republican Convention
, Sarah Palin
Chuckle, biased media denies media bias
Are we reading the same newspapers, magazines, opinion columns? Do you think there might be two versions of the news? One for them and one for “us”?Something must be akilter in the media vs. real world. The frenzy denying media bias is now almost as pervasive as the media bias. Take this column from Chuck Raasch.Chuck is a Gannett writer. His column appeared in The | Read More »