Deciders

August 17, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

Fresh off his Hawaian vaca, Barack Obama was back at Saddleback Church Saturday night, this time to answer questions posed by Pastor Rick Warren. John McCain then aswered the same questions. Evidently he was in a closed room and unable to hear Obama’s answers.
Rick Warren did a fine job questioning the candidates. The network moderators should take note. None of this summers “debates” has provided voters with as much relevant information as tonight’s event. Good stuff.
I thought McSame handled himself fairly well. He seemed confortable with the format. He provided viewers with somewhat clear presentation of his flawed policy proposals. The most important question was handled in very different fashion by each candidate. Here is the transcript from each (Obama in blue, McBush in red)…
 
   Q: OKAY WE’VE GOT ONE LAST TIME — I’VE GOT A BUNCH MORE ABOUT LET ME ASK YOU ONE IN EVIL. DOES EVIL EXIST AND IF IT DOES DO WE IGNORE IT, DO WE NEGOTIATE WITH IT, DO WE CONTAIN IT OR DO WE DEFEAT IT?
   A: EVIL DOES EXIST. I MEAN, WE SEE EVIL ALL THE TIME. WE SEE EVIL IN DARFUR. WE SEE EVIL SADLY ON THE STREETS OF OUR CITIES. WE SEE EVIL IN PARENTS WHO HAVE VICIOUSLY ABUSED THEIR CHILDREN AND I THINK IT HAS TO BE CONFRONTED. IT HAS TO BE CONFRONTED SQUARELY AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I STRONGLY BELIEVE IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE ARE NOT GOING TO, AS INDIVIDUALS, BE ABLE TO ERASE EVIL FROM THE WORLD. THAT IS GOD’S TASK. BUT WE CAN BE SOLDERS IN THAT PROCESS AND WE CAN CONFRONT IT WHEN WE SEE IT. NOW, THE ONE THINK THAT I THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT IS FOR US TO HAVE SOME HUMILITY IN HOW WE APPROACH THE ISSUE OF CON FRONTING EVIL, BUT YOU KNOW A LOT OF EVIL HAS BEEN PERPETRATED BASED ON THE CLAIM THAT WE WERE TRYING TO CONFRONT EVIL.
  Q: IN THE NAME OF GOOD?
  A: INTO THE NAME OF GOOD. AND I THINK ONE THING THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT IS HAVING SOME HUMILITY IN RECOGNIZING THAT, YOU KNOW, JUST BECAUSE WE THINK OUR INTENTIONS ARE GOOD DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE DOING GOOD.    
 

   Q: HOW ABOUT THE ISSUE OF EVIL? I ASKED THIS OF YOUR RIVAL IN THE PREVIOUS THING. DOES EVIL EXIST AND IF SO, SHOULD WE IGNORE IT, NEGOTIATE WITH IT, CONTAIN IT OR DEFEAT IT?

  A: DEFEAT IT. COUPLE POINTS, ONE, IF I’M PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, MY FRIENDS, IF I HAVE TO FOLLOW HIM TO THE GATES OF HELL, I WILL GET OSAMA BIN LADEN AND BRING HIM TO JUSTICE. I WILL DO THAT AND I KNOW HOW TO DO THAT. I WILL GET THAT DONE. NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN — INNOCENT AMERICAN LIVES. OF COURSE EVIL MUST BE DEFEATED. MY FRIENDS, WE ARE FACING THE TRANSCENDENT CHALLENGE OF THE 21-CENTURY, RADICAL ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS. NOT LONG AGO IN BAGHDAD, AL-QAEDA TOOK TWO YOUNG WOMEN WHO WERE MENTALLY DISABLED AND PUT SUICIDE VESTS ON THEM, SENT THEM INTO A MARKETPLACE AND BY REMOTE CONTROL, DETINATED THOSE SUICIDE VESTS. IF THAT ISN’T EVIL, YOU HAVE TO TELL ME WHAT IS AND WE’RE GOING TO DEFEAT THIS EVIL AND THE CENTRAL BATTLE GROUND ACCORDING TO DAVID PETRAEUS AND OSAMA BIN LADEN IS THE BATTLES — IS BAGHDAD, MOSUL AND IRAQ AND WE ARE WINNING AND WE ARE SUCCEEDING AND OUR TROOPS WILL COME HOME WITH HONOR AND VICTORY AND NOT IN DEFEAT AND THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING. WE HAVE — AND WE FACE THIS THREAT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. IT’S NOT JUST IN IRAQ. IT’S NOT JUST IN AFGHANISTAN. OUR INTELLIGENCE PEOPLE TELL US AL-QAEDA CONTINUES TO TRY TO ESTABLISH CELLS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. MY FRIENDS, WE MUST FACE THIS CHALLENGE. WE CAN FACE THIS CHALLENGE AND WE MUST TOTALLY DEFEAT IT AND WE’RE IN A LONG STRUGGLE, BUT WHEN I’M AROUND THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE SERVING THIS NATION IN UNIFORM, I HAVE NO DOUBT, NONE.

 
The contrast in the candidates’ logic is crystal clear. Barack Obama recognizes that America must confront evil to succeed. We must confront evil by understanding its roots, message, spread, goals, and tactics. An honest assessment must be presented to the American people. We can then decide as a nation how we wish to deal with “evil” and evildoers.
John McSame couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a page from the Bush playbook when answering the question. He immediately proclaimed that America must defeat evil to succeed. This represents the tired, unsuccessful logic of the neoconservatives. In their view, there is no need for examination of terrorism and other forms of evil. Their philosophy ignores this necessary analysis and jumps straight to the part that lines the pockets of their defense industry chums. We must hunt down and kill or capture every terrorist on the face of the earth, they say. Many of us realize that this is simply not possible. We must focus our efforts on those individuals and entities which pose a threat to America. And the case for military action and government funding for such actions needs to be presented to Americans in a straightforward manner. Only then can we as a nation begin a successful campaign against evil. Barack gets it, McCain clearly does not.
 
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July 27, 2008

Adolf & Hussein- What’s in a Name?

Joe Coors

Joe Coors

Adolph Herman Joseph Coors II was born in 1917 in Golden, Colorado. Grandson of Coors Brewing Company founder Adolph Herman Joseph Coors Sr., “Joe” as he was known, went on to run the family business as CEO from 1982-1987. His other accomplishments included serving as regent of the University of Colorado, where he opposed the existence of minority student organizations like the Black Student Union and UMAS (United Mexican American Students). Joe was a member of the racist John Birch Society, as were many Coors family members. He was known to distribute JBS propaganda during his tenure as university regent. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Heritage Foundation, an organization whose past activities include a campaign waged in conjunction with the Ku Klux Klan to ban books in a school district written by African American authors. Coors gave large sums of money to his friend Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority Group. But perhaps his most significant “accomplishment” was his time in U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s kitchen cabinet. This group of billionaire and millionaire businessmen was directly involved in the Iran-Contra scandal, as records prove that large sums of their monies were used to fund the Contras in Nicaragua. Late in his life, Joe Coors left his wife of fifty years and married his mistress. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 85 after a battle with lymphatic cancer.

Barack Hussein Obama II was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The son of a black Kenyan father and a white Kansan mother, he went on to graduate from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was selected editor of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. He left Harvard to move to Chicago, Illinois, where he practiced law as a civil rights attorney, worked as a community organizer in the South Side, and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 and the United States Senate in 2004. His legislative accomplishments include co-sponsorship of an immigration bill with Senator John McCain of Arizona in 2005, introduction of the Iraq War De-Escalation act in 2007, and the introduction of a bill making criminal various fraudulent and dirty federal campaign tactics. In February 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States.

Similarities in Coors’ and Obama’s achievements are difficult to ascertain.  However, they do share a common bond in another area. Each man shares a first or middle name with an infamous dictator and American wartime adversary. But young Adolf likely never had to overcome suspicion and prejudice matching the intensity of the hate Obama has faced.  While his name was never a hindrance for Coors to further amass his family fortune and directly influence U.S. foreign policy, Obama’s middle name has become the basis for a hateful, xenophobic campaign waged by the w(R)ong wing of the republic party. Time and time again, they seek to use his name to imply that he is somehow anti-American. While this notion is obviously ridiculous, its momentum and reach is picking up steam.

So the next time some fool mentions the fact that Barack Obama’s middle name is Hussein, please do not hesitate to tell him/her the story of Adolph Herman Joseph Coors II. What’s in a name? Absolutely nothing.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

July 20, 2008

Beech Outdoor Advertising-Purveyors of Fear

ADVERTISE WITH US- THE MORE DISTASTEFUL, THE BETTER!

ADVERTISE WITH US- THE MORE DISTASTEFUL, THE BETTER!

Fellow Pennsylvanian Right Wing Whiz Kid (www.rightwingwizkid.blogspot.com) has suggested a boycott of the billboard company responsible for the “Please Don’t vote for A Democrat” disgrace. Beech Outdoor Advertising (http://beechoutdoor.com/about_us.html) owns the rights to the board purchased by fear monger Mike Meehan of St. Cloud, FL. Though the whiz kid and I are both First Amendment proponents, this does not mean that our collective right to free speech prohibits a little citizen justice causing economic harm to Beech. I call on all businesses in the central Florida area to cease any current and avoid any future business deals with Beech Outdoor Advertising. I also encourage any outraged readers to contact Beech and voice your displeasure.

Sales Manager:  Tricia Royal
291 Circle Drive    Maitland FL 32751
(407) 645-2210     FAX (407) 647-3205

I suspect that First Amendment rights aren’t of utmost importance to Beech Outdoor Advertising. To put my hunch to the test, I’ll be contacting Beech Monday to inquire about purchasing a billboard which highlights the rim job I got from Michelle Malkin one magical evening not long ago. While my proposed billboard would surely offend some, I see it as no more offensive than the tragic image of the towers burning next to a threat about voting Democrat. And Beech Outdoor Advertising is publicly defending that billboard… http://www.wftv.com/news/16879991/detail.html

Now that al-Maliki wants us out, What is the Republican Party’s position on troop withdrawal?

"Now you listen to me, Al (Maliki). I'm the Decider and I decide what's best for you, for me, for all."

"Now you listen to me, Al (Maliki). I'm the Decider and I decide what's best for you, for me, for all."

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/maliki_obama

Should we stay or should we go? Since it appears that the Iraqis are “standing up”, isn’t it time for us to “stand down”? Oh no, my mistake. That was LAST election’s RNC talking point. I’ll wager that the republican party line on the Sunday morning talk shows goes a little something like this…”So much has changed since the stand up/stand down mantra was introduced. The Iraqis don’t realize the danger they’re in. Only Bush/Cheney/McCain can protect them. If we withdraw from Iraq and Obama is elected (gasp!), our children will be raised in an Arabic-speaking U.S.A and Israel will be wiped off the map”.

The repubber fear machine will be full throttle in no time now- guaranteed.

July 17, 2008

Please don’t vote for a Democrat?

It was only a matter of time before we’d have to look at nonsense like this..

Please don't try to scare us. We're smarter than that now.

Please don't try to scare us. We're smarter than that now.

Some fear monger named Mike Meehan of St. Cloud, FL has paid for billboards bearing this image around Orlando. Mike fancies himself a musician and has recorded and released “The Republican Song”…
As the video proves, Merle Haggard he is not. But it isn’t Meehan’s lack of musicianship that scares me most, it is his message. Does Mr. Meehan truly believe that 9/11 is the fault of Democrats? Shame on Mike Meehan for invoking the tragedy of 9/11 in an attempt to strike fear in the hearts of malleable voters and advance his misguided political views. Mike Meehan is pond scum.
Hop back up on that tractor and shut your mouth.

Hop back up on that tractor and shut your mouth.

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