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October 31, 2008

Paint This One Purple

Polls show a tightening race as we enter the last days of the campaign, and I'm becoming ever more convinced that the American people are going to dodge a bullet and elect John McCain as President of the United States.

Before going to the polls, Americans are going to closely look at Barack Obama's empty rhetoric, weigh it against his too-brief résumé and choice of extremist allies, and decide that he simply isn't ready for office. Indeed, America may never be ready to give up on our way of life for the miserable shackles of statism that he promises.

John McCain is not an ideal candidate for many Americans. He's too much of a moderate for conservatives. He's too much of a conservative for liberals. He won't make either extreme happy. But for those Americans who don't live and breathe politics, and who want a President to keep us safe and keep an always hungry government from getting in the way of our drive to succeed, he is by far the best option we have in this election.

John McCain has dedicated a lifetime of service to this nation, and asks us if he can dedicate four more years. He doesn't demand it. He doesn't assume that he is owed it. He is simply asking us to vote for him.

I did, on a split ticket.

A lot of other Americans from both major parties will do the same, along with many moderates. Why?

A moderate Republican President will be the only balance we have to a House and Senate controlled by the far left.

If America chose to elect Barack Obama, they'll be electing a man that the National Journal ranked as the most extreme Senator in office, to left of even Vermont's Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders.

Elevated from one of the most unpopular Congresses in American history, a President Obama would rubber-stamp the decisions of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Are you ready for an America led by San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Hyde Park values?

Americans need John McCain as President, because what is best for America is a balanced government, neither red, nor blue, but overall, purple.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 11:36 AM | Comments (29)

Dissent Not Tolerated: Reporters Thrown Off Obama's Plane

Drudge is running this at the top of the page. As he doesn't keep permalinks like blogs, I'm replicating the whole thing below.

PURGE: SKEPTICAL REPORTERS TOSSED OFF OBAMA PLANE Fri Oct 31 2008 08:39:55 ET

NY POST, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, WASHINGTON TIMES TOLD TO GET OUT... ALL 3 ENDORSED MCCAIN

**Exclusive**

The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states -- and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs -- and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters -- and possibly others -- will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black American president.

MORE

Some told the DRUDGE REPORT that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days; others expect to see on board more sympathetic members of the media, including the NY TIMES' Maureen Dowd, who once complained that she was barred from McCain's Straight Talk Express airplane.

After a week of quiet but desperate behind-the-scenes negotiations, the reporters of the three papers heard last night that they were definitely off for the final swing. They are already planning how to cover the final days by flying commercial or driving from event to event.

Developing...

I'm not quite sure what to make of this. Either Drudge's scoop is wrong, or the Obama campaign is so supremely arrogant that it thinks it can act in such a condescending manner right before the election and not pay a political price. Within the past week, the Obama campaign punished two local television stations by cutting access to them after hard interviews. By tossing these major newspapers, it seems he is willing to take his intolerance to the next level.

The mainstream media has been handling Barack Obama with kid gloves this entire election. Now, when it is almost too late, they are discovering—to their horror, I'm sure—that the man they coddled thinks nothing of them if they aren't his cheerleaders. They are now discovering that he will angrily, impulsively freeze them out if their news organizations aren't sycophants.

The media often complained that Bush often froze them out, but Bush never threw legitimate news organizations to the side for their criticism, bringing in soft news infotainment magazines like Essence and Jet to replace them.

This sets a new standard of displayed political contempt for the media, but you can't say they didn't earn it.

Update: The Washington Times angrily confirms:

The Washington Times, which has covered the Barack Obama campaign from the start, was kicked off the Democrat's campaign plane for the final 72 hours of the race.

The Obama campaign informed the newspaper Thursday evening of its decision, which came two days after the Times editorial page endorsed Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama. The Times editorial page runs completely independent of the news department.

"This feels like the journalistic equivalent of redistributing the wealth, we spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Senator Obama's campaign, traveling on his plane, and taking our turn in the reporter's pool, only to have our seat given away to someone else in the last days of the campaign," said Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon.

"I hope the candidate that promises to unite America isn't using a litmus test to determine who gets to cover his campaign."

Of course he is.

Now, imagine what it is going to be like if he somehow wins the Presidency.

Fox News has more.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:48 AM | Comments (13)

The Troops Support McCain

According to Fox News, this video is the most popular election-related clip on YouTube, with more than 11 million views.

The individual message seems to reflect the overwhelming view of every branch of the U.S. military, active-duty and veterans. They trust John McCain on the issues. They trust John McCain to keep our families safe, and to act in their best interests.

For that matter, even Iraqis prefer John McCain.

Barack Obama?

Not so much.

Update: Another veteran worries about Obama, calling him "Carter on steroids."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 06:57 AM | Comments (9)

October 30, 2008

Have You Saved an Obama Today?

First there was half-brother George Obama, living in shame in a Kenyan shanty town on $12 a year, and you were able to help.

Today, Barack Obama's long lost aunt has been found living in poverty somewhere far worse than the slums of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Yes, Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango is living in public housing in South Boston:

Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House. But a few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants living in modest circumstances in Boston, have a contrasting American story.

Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama's best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.

His "Uncle Omar" faired even worse:

A second relative believed to be the long-lost "Uncle Omar" described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a "sawed-off rifle" while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (Ł1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.

It's up to you to feed, clothe, and house these Obamas, America.

Because when it comes to "spreading the wealth around," Barack Obama obviously wasn't talking about his.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:14 AM | Comments (17)

October 29, 2008

Huffington Post Writer Stabs Ex-Lover 220 Times, Commits Suicide

Boynton, Beach, FL:

A woman who lived with her ex-partner on the city's south side stabbed her former lover more than 200 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver and then tried to conceal the killing, police said.

After committing the crime, Carol Anne Burger, 57, a writer who friends described as engaged and eager to move on with life, reported her old flame missing and then, a day later, shot herself to death in her backyard, police said.

[snip]

Burger, upset at the disintegration of her relationship and disgusted with the U.S. during the past several years, sometimes talked of moving to Panama or Mexico to start again.

That she had recently lost her job didn't help the bouts of depression she sometimes experienced, said her close friend and confidante, Helen Gale.

But when the Web site The Huffington Post tapped Burger to cover the election from Florida this month, the job seemed to give her renewed focus. Burger burned to write a story for the site's front page and poured herself into the work, Gale said.

This lady obviously had serious psychological issues. The article also states she came to hate the United States "during the past several years."

Uh-huh.

I wonder how much eight years of the self-induced hysteria we know as "Bush Derangement Syndrome" and the requisite feelings of impotent rage and looming oppression fed into her existing problems.

May God be with both families as they deal with this senseless tragedy.


Update: Perhaps interested in keeping up appearances, the Palm Beach Post has now removed all references to Burger's disgust of the United States.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:28 PM | Comments (28)

Veterans versus Murtha

It's time for Jack Murtha to apologize to the Marines he smeared. Our veterans deserve nothing less.



Posted by Confederate Yankee at 07:53 PM | Comments (4)

Kay Hagan: Godless American Candidate For Senate?

Just, wow.



Via Hot Air.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 12:51 PM | Comments (19)

The Lady Vanishes

I've learned from an intelligence and strategic communications source that on May 18, 2004, Obama came to Washington, DC on a fundraising trip. His trip also included an appearance at the May 2004 AIPAC Policy Conference.

Prior to Mr. Obama arriving in Washington, a McLean Clark National Operations Director met with Vera Baker of Baker-Wambu & Associates. I spoke with this director yesterday afternoon.

McLean Clark is a public relations and communications firm that worked for Barack Obama in connection with his 2004 Senate race. Baker-Wambu & Associates was a top fundraising firm for the Congressional Black Caucus, and Ms. Baker was also listed as the National Finance Chair for Obama's Senate campaign. The McLean Clark director, also working for the campaign, functioned as a driver for Baker and Obama during the visit.

Ms. Baker called the driver before Mr. Obama arrived in town and asked him to pick her up from an undisclosed location and drive her to the Hotel George, where Mr. Obama would be staying. As part of his staff, Baker was apparently able to check Obama into his hotel. Ms. Baker then left the driver in the lobby and went upstairs to change. This is interesting because the driver did not see her take any bags with her as he remained downstairs. The driver was unsure where the clothes came from, or if perhaps Baker had previously been to the hotel.

After Ms. Baker changed, the driver and Ms. Baker then went to pick up Mr. Obama from Reagan National Airport.

The driver then took Baker and Obama to Georgetown, where they met with a big donor. I was unable to determine who that donor might be. The driver next took Baker and Obama to the DC Armory; he was told to drop Ms. Baker and Mr. Obama off at the AIPAC conference where President Bush gave a speech. After dropping them off, the driver's services would no longer be required. Baker and Obama were to have secured rides home on their own.

After the conference, however, Ms. Baker called the driver and told him that they did not have transportation, and asked him to come pick them up. The driver returned to the conference and picked up Mr. Obama, Ms. Baker, and a third person, the woman with whom Ms. Baker was to be staying.

According to the driver, he drove to the woman's home, but she alone departed. Ms. Baker remained in the car with Mr. Obama. The driver then brought Baker and Obama back to Hotel George, where he dropped the two of them off for the evening.

The story originally provided by the intelligence and strategic communications source was verified by speaking directly to the driver (who was granted anonymity) Monday afternoon. In and of itself, the fact that Ms. Baker went back to Mr. Obama's hotel the night of May 18, 2004 is not proof of an extramarital affair. But the subsequent mysterious disappearance of Vera Baker is surprising, and perhaps suggestive.

Despite its successes, Baker-Wambu & Associates suddenly shut down in 2006. It is hard to find precise dates or a specific reason why the successful consultancy closed. Baker later claimed she worked at Alta Capital Group in Chicago, a municipal bond broker-dealer, but there doesn't appear to be a residence for her in the Windy City, nor did she appear to have ever held a residence in New York, as others have claimed. Baker later appeared in Martinique. Again, we don't know precisely when, but we do know that she was still there very recently. Her latest business venture, a consultancy named Cape Caribbean, LLC, has, again suddenly, pulled its web site offline.

On the "About Us" page captured from the site before it was shut down, Baker provided a brief professional bio:

Prior to launching Cape Caribbean, Ms. Baker worked for Alta Capital Group-a full-service municipal bond broker-dealer. She joined Alta Capital Group after serving as a Principal at Baker-Wambu & Associates, a strategic political and fundraising consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as the National Finance Director on Senator Barack Obama's 2004 Senate Campaign. She also served as the Deputy Political Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

I was unable to ascertain what Cape Caribbean, LLC actually did as a consultancy. Nor was I able to determine what Ms. Baker—the political fundraiser—actually did at Alta CG.

What I have confirmed via both the intelligence and strategic communications source and the (now former) McLean Clark National Operations Director is that NewsMax, the National Enquirer, ABC News, and NBC News have all had the basic facts of the Baker-Obama liaison for some time now, and so far, none have come forward with any reporting.

Let me say that again—they spoke with the driver, and have not moved with the story. They had less evidence of an non-existent affair between John McCain and Vicki Iseman, so why are they not pressing this story, which actually has a person confirming that Baker and Obama were dropped off at his hotel late at night?

NewsMax, typically a fervent conservative monthly, has not pursued the story. source claim they were perhaps dissuaded by the current political climate and fear of possible difficulties if Obama is elected.

As a tabloid, the National Enquirer could have a profit motive in holding the story until after the election. If Obama loses the election as the result of a scandal, it would be a short-term sensation. But if a scandal were to explode around a new President-elect, it could be a lucrative story for the tabloid for far longer.

ABC News and NBC News have contacted the driver (he told me), who verified the first-hand account related to reporters for each of these news organizations. These news organizations may be "slow rolling" the story, purposefully slowing its release so that it breaks only after the November 4. This may be for both ideological reasons—many journalists support Obama's political platform—and for the more pragmatic motive shared with the Enquirer of better ratings and higher profit if a dramatic scandal embroils a new presidency.

Meanwhile... Where is Vera Baker?

Why did she suddenly leave a lucrative consulting practice for an unknown position in an entirely different line of work, before skipping the country entirely? Did she have an affair with a man who may be our next President, and if so, should that change our minds about how we think about him?

With Vera Baker, we have many questions.

What we don't have—and what too few journalists seem to be interested in finding—are answers.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 10:05 AM | Comments (41)

Obama Praised Terrorist Spokesman

That, of course, isn't news.

What is news is that the terrorist mouthpiece he supports, for once, isn't a domestic terrorist. Nope. this time, it's an alleged PLO spokesman:

The Los Angeles Times is refusing to release a videotape that it says shows Barack Obama praising a Chicago professor who was an alleged mouthpiece for the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was a designated terrorist group in the 1970s and '80s.

According an LA Times article written by Peter Wallsten in April, Obama was a "friend and frequent dinner companion" of Rashid Khalidi, who from 1976 to 1982 was reportedly a director of the official Palestinian press agency, WAFA, which was operating in exile from Beirut with the PLO.

In the article -- based on the videotape obtained by the Times -- Wallsten said Obama addressed an audience during a 2003 farewell dinner for Khalidi, who was Obama's colleague at the University of Chicago, before his departure for Columbia University in New York. Obama said his many talks with Khalidi and his wife Mona stood as "consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases."

Khalidi, of course, has ties to—you guessed it—Bill Ayers, as well as Obama.

Some are arguing that the LA. Times is covering for Obama in a partisan manner by refusing to release the tape.

Who does this surprise?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:35 AM | Comments (6)

Increasingly Clingy Americans Finally Get Media Attention

You've got to hand it to the media... now they're only 19 days behind the curve.

These reports come via Drudge, from local Florida stations.



Obama is a proven gun-grabber who went so far as to try to subvert the Constitution by corrupting legal scholarship, and most expect he will rubber-stamp Congressional attempts to reinstate the free speech restrictions that Democrats like to call the Fairness Doctrine... I can't imagine why people would feel concerned about their rights.

If Obama wins the White House, and Democrats collect as many seats in the House and Senate as most experts predict, then we will have attempts to reinstate failed gun bans by the far leftists in charge.

Frankly, I'm only surprised that sales in Florida are just up 10-30-percent.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:03 AM | Comments (5)

October 28, 2008

CONFIRMED: North Carolina Ballots/Procedures Are Costing Presidential Votes

McClatchy is reporting that the North Carolina ballot design is going to screw up the election.

North Carolina voters are more likely than those in other states to cast ballots in national elections without making a choice for president.

Unlike many states, a straight-party vote in North Carolina does not cast a vote for president. A ballot expert says the split makes it more likely that voters, especially new voters, will leave their polling places failing, by mistake, to vote for president.

The split between presidential and straight-party votes has brought the state national attention this year because the margin between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain is expected to be close, and North Carolina's electoral votes would be a prize for either candidate.

An unusually high percentage of people in the state who voted in the past two national elections failed to mark a presidential selection.

Because of the confusion, poll workers are supposed to let voters know that they need to cast presidential votes separately from their straight ticket votes:

Last week, state elections officials instructed local workers to tell voters about the need for separate votes, and sent poll workers written instructions to distribute to voters.

I can state with absolute certainty that the notification is not occurring consistently. My youngest brother and his wife voted in Pitt County last week, and my brother overhead a poll worker tell his wife that they needed to cast votes separately, but they were not addressing every individual. Likewise, they didn't say anything in earshot of me when my wife and I voted last week in Wake County, though that hardly mattered as I wasn't voting straight ticket anyway.

I think, however, that hyping North Carolina as "the next Florida" is a bit much, and in my opinion, a fear-mongering attempt to "prep the battlespace" for a legal fight if North Carolina's electoral votes become decisive.

The thing is, this is really only going to affect people who don't read instructions, and that is a non-partisan issue, isn't it?

Update: Just talked with my father, who votes in another Pitt County precinct. Poll workers did not explain the need to cast a separate Presidential vote, just that if they wanted to vote straight ticket, there is a spot of that on the ballot for that.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:52 AM | Comments (16)

Eyewitness to the Revolution

Several days ago I created something of a fuss when I linked to a clip of FBI informant Larry Grathwohl, where he revealed that the domestic terrorists known as the Weather Underground plotted to kill 25 million Americans in Soviet-style reeducation camps.

I asked, "well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" and the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.

And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

And when I say "eliminate," I mean "kill."

Twenty-five million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.

And they were dead serious.

Thanks to CL Lucas, I found Larry Grathwohl and interviewed him this past weekend about the Weathermen, their leaders then and now, and what he thinks about the relationship between Bill Ayers and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 05:51 AM | Comments (7)

The Socialist Who Compared Americans to Nazis

Yes... Barack Obama went there (my bold):

...just to take a, sort of a realist perspective...there's a lot of change going on outside of the Court, um, that, that judges essentially have to take judicial notice of. I mean you've got World War II, you've got uh, uh, uh, the doctrines of Nazism, that, that we are fighting against, that start looking uncomfortably similar to what we have going on, back here at home.

The interview this was culled from took place on September 6, 2001, roughly around the same time his friend and mentor Bill Ayers lamented to the NY Times that he "didn't do enough," as a terrorist, and left open the possibility of once again engaging in bombings in an interview that infamously ran on 9/11.

Barack Obama is such a radical that prior to the worse terror attacks in our nation's history, when most Americans were blissfully unaware of al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden, he was comparing our government, which had in less than nine months prior transitioned from Clinton to Bush, to Hitler's.

With her husband holding radical views like this about our nation, it's no wonder why Michelle has such a hard time being proud of her country.

It's the company you keep.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 05:32 AM | Comments (3)

October 27, 2008

Beavis & Butthead Join the Skinheads

What Morons.

According to the Smoking Gun, these racist idjits were too afraid to try to rob a house with a dog in the yard, and yet they talked of walking into a predominately black school to shoot it up before decapitating people?

Somehow, I suspect they wouldn't be able to get through the school's front door without slipping and falling in fear-induced torrents of their own urine, and I doubt they could debone a chicken, much less stomach decapitating someone.

Let's throw the book at these fools, and keep them in jail a very long time.

Hot Air has more.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 05:16 PM | Comments (16)

Just A Guy in My Neighborhood

I first met Joey Bozik and his wife Jayme last Monday. It just a quick chat between the new couple about to move into the neighborhood and someone who has been there a little while. Today, they got the keys to their new home. It happens every day, right?


A Hero's Homecoming: Jayme and Sgt. Joey Bozik. Jayme is due with their first child Christmas Eve. Joey's jacket? Kevlar.

Not unless you consider having your keys parachuted by the Black Daggers after an overflight and landing by a flight of Blackhawks in the neighborhood "normal."


Airborne Express: SOCOM's Black Dagger jumpers brought the keys to the Bozik's new home.


Blackhawks Down Home:A flight of three Blackhawks overflew the ceremonies before landing on some of the undeveloped lots in the neighborhood.

I took some more pictures that I will post later and I'll write a bit more about Operation: Coming Home in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime, here is an account of Sgt. Joey Bozik's homecoming that should warm your heart:

The house was built by Operation Coming Home, a group of military veterans who are now real estate agents and home builders. All the material and labor were donated.

The mission of "Operation Coming Home" is to provide injured war veterans with free houses that they call "Hero Homes." Bozik was the first recipient.

The home was built with special features to make Bozik's life easier, including radiant heat floors, easy-access cabinets, a sprinkler system and appliances with special hinges and levers that make opening doors easier.

Bozik and his pregnant wife were moving in Monday, because Oct. 27 is his "Alive Day" – the anniversary of the day he came out of coma from his injuries.

Veteran's and volunteers in the community provided the lot, the labor, materials and furnishing to say "thank you" to a soldier and his wife for the sacrifices they have made in defense of liberty.

There's a right way to spread the wealth around.

It happened here, and with your help, it will happen again.

Update:One of Joey and Jayme's biggest supporters is milblogger Blackfive, who has an extensive trove of articles about what they gone through to get to where they are today.

Original

First Update (pictures)

Second Update

Third

Fourth

Fifth (pictures)

Sixth (pictures)

Seventh (wedding pictures)

Eighth

Ninth (Love Story)

Tenth (Green Ramp Reunion - pictures)

Eleventh (Welcome Home! - pictures)

Twelvth (Joey and Phil Mikelson team up)

Thirteenth (pictures)

Fourteenth

Fifteenth

Sixteenth (White House Visit)

Seventeenth

Eighteenth (Receives Bronze Star)

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 01:04 PM | Comments (6)

Presidential Dance Off

Mild content warning for profanity, but pretty amusing all the same.


Unbelievable McCain Vs. Obama Dance-Off - Watch more free videos
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October 25, 2008

New Docs Surfaces, Showing Photos of Obama As New Party Candidate

New Zeal has the goods, which leave no doubt at all that Barack Obama was part of the New Party, a fusion party of radical leftists outside the mainstream of the Democratic Party, and generally comprised of and supported by socialists and various communists.

As New Zeal explains at the link, the New Party used unethical election tricks to get elected, and was later effectively destroyed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997.

The New Party exploited the concept of electoral "fusion," which enabled candidates to run on two tickets simultaneously. If a candidate ran as a Democrat and for the New Party, he or she would be on the ballot twice and could attract the votes of both centrist Democrats and leftist New Party supporters. Both votes would be totalled giving the candidate a much greater chance of winning the election. Using this tactic, the New Party succeeded in electing hundreds candidates to local office in several states.

"Fusion" was rendered ineffective by a Supreme Court decision on 28 April 1997 written by Justice William H Rehnquist, leading to the collapse of the New Party and similar efforts nationwide.

As Gateway Pundit notes, there is little surprise that a socialist like Obama would want to "spread the wealth around."

My question to the American voter is simple: can you name one socialist-led country that has ever been nearly the success story the United States has been?

And if you can't name a socialist country as successful as the United States, why would you consider electing a candidate that would make us less successful as a nation, and make you less successful as an individual?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 07:12 AM | Comments (24)

October 24, 2008

My Name Is Barack Obama, and I Approve This Mistress

Bill Clinton.

John Edwards.

And now, apparently, Barack Obama.

There seems to be something about the kind of narcissist that runs for higher office that impedes them from keeping their pants on, and the Greek tragedy may be happening again. We've been hearing the name of one of Barack Obama's alleged mistresses for weeks (and I'm sure many of you have as well), but I didn't want to publish it without a credible source backing it.

The guys at Blackfive have that credible source, and they're putting the name of Barack Obama's alleged mistress out there:

If Wolf is correct, there are at least three news organizations sitting on this information originally developed by Hillary Clinton's opposition researchers during the Democratic primaries. According to Wolf, they plan to wait until after the election to break the scandal, for understandable media business reasons.

What are those reasons?

$, $, and $.

If they break the story of Obama's affair now, they will torpedo Obama's campaign. They do not want to deal with the the consequences of that, but then consequences aren't their driving concerns; ratings are.

If news organizations break the story prior to the election, they'll have a big story for several weeks, but then it will fade.

If they wait, however, and break the story of Obama's alleged affair after he becomes President-Elect (and yes, they're confident they can still help make that happen), them they have Obama the Elected to rape on page one and broadcasts and talk shows for months upon end.

The only thing the media likes more than building someone up is tearing them apart. If there are witnesses to substantiate Barack Obama's affair with Vera Baker, then he may be a crippled President before he's even sworn in.

The possibility that scares me the most out of this is if Obama wins, this story comes out, and then Obama feels compelled to resign, that we end up with Joe Biden as the President.

Frankly, that scares the hell out of me.

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October 23, 2008

Remembering the Fallen

Twenty-five years ago today was the terrorist attack on U.S. Marines in Beirut.

Remember them.

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NRA Ad: Imagine

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Just a Little Genocide

I asked, "well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" and the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.

And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

And when I say "eliminate," I mean "kill."

Twenty-five million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.

And they were dead serious.

This was the testimony of FBI informant Larry Grathwohl in the 1982 documentary No Place to Hide.

The 25 people plotting the extermination of the 25 million Americans who would bitterly cling to the American way of life?

The Weather Underground, led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

The genocide of 25 million Americans for daring to cling to the American way of life was just part of their reeducation plan for a communist America.

I do not expect you to take my word for it. Watch the documentary clip above. And if there are those of you who don't trust Grathwohl despite the lives he's saved foiling at least two Weathermen attempts at mass murder, you can simply see what Ayers and Dohrn wrote, in their own words.

Zombie has found an extremely rare, out of print edition of Prairie Fire, the communist manifesto authored by Ayers and Dohrn as they bombed their way across America.

Read the report for yourself.

You'll be stunned at the depth of the seething hatred of the United States and our way of life contained in these pages, and wonder how the protégé of these traitors, people who formally declared war against our nation and plotted murders on scale four times greater than the Holocaust, ever became the Democratic nominee for President of the nation they so loathe that they went to war against it.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:14 AM | Comments (96)

Pick Your Nuts

So which is it, Obama conspiracy theorists?

Is Barack Obama not a natural born citizen, but of Kenyan birth, as Philip Berg alleges in a lawsuit that the Obama campaign is ignoring?

Or is Obama not even really Obama, but instead the lovechild of his "Uncle Frank," admitted child rapist Frank Marshall Davis, as Andy Martin alleges?

Decisions, decisions...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 07:25 AM | Comments (10)

That Barack Obama Guy? He Hates Black People

Maybe John Lewis can call him out.

After all, if Lewis can call compare John McCain to George Wallace for things he didn't do, then Barack Obama is certainly a racist for his association with Bill Ayers, who considered black patrons of a nearby restaurant merely collateral damage for the 13th Precinct bombings in Detroit.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 07:00 AM | Comments (3)

October 22, 2008

Nationwide, Police Begin Bracing For Obama's Defeat

The Hill notes that police departments across the country are preparing for post-election violence:

Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest.

Public safety officials said in interviews with The Hill that the election, which will end with either the nation’s first black president or its first female vice president, demanded a stronger police presence.

Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations. Others based the need for enhanced patrols on past riots in urban areas (following professional sports events) and also on Internet rumors.

The reference to Palin as the first female vice president is repeated later in the article, but as an obvious sop; does anyone really expect women or Republicans to riot if McCain and Palin aren't elected?

No, the concern is that urban Democrats may riot in the event that Barack Obama falls short in his bid for the White House, or that they may riot to a lesser extent if Obama wins and victory celebrations get out of hand.

A source of mine involved in homeland security, however, says that the government isn't terribly concerned with fears of overzealous celebrations, but with potential rioting linked to expectations being built of a "stolen election."

He intoned—but did not state directly—that internal polling from both the McCain and Obama campaigns see a much Presidential tighter race that is shown in most of the public polls (noted here, here, and here as well). This inaccurate and perhaps purposefully biased polling has created expectations in some quarters of an easy win for Barack Obama that the internal polling data in both campaigns does not support.

I suspect that the media-manipulated polls could lead to violence if Obama is not elected, including injuries to innocent citizens, rioters, and law enforcement officials.

I've made it clear in recent days that I suspect that John McCain and Sarah Palin will win this election, and that the outcome will shock many. If that shock leads to violence, however, I hope that the blame for those injured is properly placed at the feet of the mainstream media organizations that have abandoned objectivity in order to campaign and even cheat in favor of the Democratic candidate they so clearly prefer.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 11:21 AM | Comments (69)

Ayers in 2002 While Working With Obama: "I'm as Much An Anarchist As I Am A Marxist"

Bill Ayers has never made his Marxism a secret, as can be attested in this radio interview that was taped in 2002, as Ayers and his protégé Barack Obama were working together on the board of directors at the ultra-liberal Woods Fund.

"I considered myself partially an anarchist then and consider myself partially an anarchist now. I mean, I'm as much an anarchist as I am a Marxist, which is to say that I find a lot of the ideas of anarchism appealing..."

And it's not that Barack Obama wants to punish our success. He just wants to spread our wealth around.

Hope. Change. Marxism. Anarachism.

Isn't that what we all want for America?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:54 AM | Comments (7)

Summing Up The Race For The Presidency in Two Headlines

McCain: 'I've Been Tested'

Obama to Ellen: I'm a Better Dancer Than McCain

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 06:56 AM | Comments (2)

I'm Joe

That's the theme of this new McCain ad.

Hot Air has the transcript and Ed dubs this the "I am Spartacus" ad, for good reason:

The Spartacus theme resonates on a couple of different levels. First, we have everyone identifying with a beleaguered hero as a way of supporting him, but let’s also recall the circumstances of Spartacus. Spartacus led a rebellion of slaves against the government that oppressed them. Joe the Plumber has led a rebellion against an oppressive governing philosophy that erodes the notion of private property and would make taxpayers into serfs to the lords of Washington DC.

That kind of message resonates. People may want services from the federal government, but they don’t want outright redistributionism, where the government transfers cash from those who pay taxes to those who don’t. Barack Obama’s tax plan does just that.

Why should I work hard just so that Barack Obama can tax me more and "spread the wealth around?"

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 06:49 AM | Comments (12)

October 21, 2008

The Comprehensive Argument Against Barack Obama

A very well-done bit of research, pointing out the facts about Barack Obama, and supporting those facts with video of Obama in his own words.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 07:39 PM | Comments (2)

Kossacks Target Mormons for Harassment, "Opposition Research"

Kinda like what they pulled on Joe the Plumber, but with a more specific policy goal in mind, crushing a proposition against gay marriage by targeting those who have contributed to the campaign.

So what am I asking you to do?

Some distributed research.

There is a list of a bunch of Mormon donors to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign (in case that one goes down, here's a mirror with slightly worse formatting.

Here's what I'm asking for:

This list contains information about those who are big donors to the Yes on 8 campaign--donors to the tune of at least $1,000 dollars. And, as you can see, there are a lot of them. It also indicates if they're Mormon or not.

If you're interested in defeating the religious right and preserving marriage equality, here's how you can help:

Find us some ammo.

Use any LEGAL tool at your disposal. Use OpenSecrets to see if these donors have contributed to...shall we say...less than honorable causes, or if any one of these big donors has done something otherwise egregious. If so, we have a legitimate case to make the Yes on 8 campaign return their contributions, or face a bunch of negative publicity.

There are a crapload of donors on this list--so please focus on the larger ones first. $5,000 or more is a good threshold to start with.

Feel free to use Lexis-Nexis searches as well for anything useful, especially given that these people are using "morality" as their primary motivation to support Prop 8...if you find anything that belies that in any way...well, you know what to do.

If you find anything good, please email it to:

equalityresearch at gmail dot com.

Here's the bottom line for me: if someone is willing to contribute thousands of dollars to a campaign to take away legal rights from some very dear friends of mine, they had damn well make sure their lives are beyond scrutiny--because I, for one, won't take it lying down.

You of course understand the basic message being touted by this thug. He's all for the freedom of speech, just not for those who hold different beliefs. He firmly believes his opinion is more valid than that of others, and he wants ammunition to blackmail those with dissenting opinions into silence.

I think Jonah Goldberg had a word for folks like this, didn't he?


Posted by Confederate Yankee at 12:04 PM | Comments (11)

Are You Going To Vote With Him?

Via Five Feet of Fury, and inspired by this post.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:41 AM | Comments (5)

October 20, 2008

Orson Scott Card Rips the MSM

Orson Scott Card eviscerates those Democratic Party flacks that call themselves journalists.

A taste of The Last Honest Reporter:

If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth — even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate.

Because that's what honorable people do. Honest people tell the truth even when they don't like the probable consequences. That's what honesty means . That's how trust is earned.

Barack Obama is just another politician, and not a very wise one. He has revealed his ignorance and naivete time after time — and you have swept it under the rug, treated it as nothing.

Meanwhile, you have participated in the borking of Sarah Palin, reporting savage attacks on her for the pregnancy of her unmarried daughter — while you ignored the story of John Edwards's own adultery for many months.

So I ask you now: Do you have any standards at all? Do you even know what honesty means?

Is getting people to vote for Barack Obama so important that you will throw away everything that journalism is supposed to stand for?

You might want to remember the way the National Organization of Women threw away their integrity by supporting Bill Clinton despite his well-known pattern of sexual exploitation of powerless women. Who listens to NOW anymore? We know they stand for nothing; they have no principles.

That's where you are right now.

It's not too late. You know that if the situation were reversed, and the truth would damage McCain and help Obama, you would be moving heaven and earth to get the true story out there.

If you want to redeem your honor, you will swallow hard and make a list of all the stories you would print if it were McCain who had been getting money from Fannie Mae, McCain whose campaign had consulted with its discredited former CEO, McCain who had voted against tightening its lending practices.

Then you will print them, even though every one of those true stories will point the finger of blame at the reckless Democratic Party, which put our nation's prosperity at risk so they could feel good about helping the poor, and lay a fair share of the blame at Obama's door.

You will also tell the truth about John McCain: that he tried, as a Senator, to do what it took to prevent this crisis. You will tell the truth about President Bush: that his administration tried more than once to get Congress to regulate lending in a responsible way.

This was a Congress-caused crisis, beginning during the Clinton administration, with Democrats leading the way into the crisis and blocking every effort to get out of it in a timely fashion.

There's much more at the link.

Card, by the way, is a Democrat.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 10:35 PM | Comments (33)

Good News! Biden Promises an International Incident to Test Obama if He's Elected, and Also Promises Obama Will Screw It Up

Joe Biden's greatest gift/curse is an apparent inability to censor himself, and he admitted yesterday that Obama's utter inexperience and lack of leadership will cause anti-American regimes to target us as a result:

"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

How will Obama respond to this crisis? Biden is convinced that Obama is going to screw it up, and he's asking supporters to bear with him anyway before getting immediate buyer's remorse.

"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."

Good grief.

Has any Vice President in U.S. electoral history ever made it more clear that his running mate is completely unfit for the office that he seeks?

And if Biden dosn't have faith in Obama, why should the rest of us?

Update: Perfunction has partial audio.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 11:39 AM | Comments (34)

More Totalitarian Than You

For the longest time, "Politics" and "Media" were two distinct categories that I had to organize posts on this blog. I can't precisely recall when it occurred, but at some point during this Presidential campaign the dividing line that existed between the two categories became so blurred as to become meaningless, as media bias has become overtly political in nature.

Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the political hatchet job being carried out against Joe Wurzelbacher in the past week. Wurzelbacher was playing football with his son in his front yard when Barack Obama made an unscheduled stop in Toledo, Ohio to stump door-to-door for votes. Obama came up to Joe, and Joe told Obama that his tax plan was going to charge him more.

Obama infamously answered, "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

His classic socialist answer revealed that Obama's vision of America's future is directly at odds with the capitalism that has made the United States the superpower that it is today. How did the media respond to this too-real revelation?

They couldn't justify Obama's answer, and realizing the damage that could result from this admission, they decided to instead attack Joe Wurzelbacher. They published his voter registration, divorce record, tax records, and other information in an attempt to discredit him and direct attention away from Obama's answer.

Americans, generally being good people, are disgusted with how the Obama-supporting media, bloggers, and the Obama campaign have sought to attack Joe the Plumber instead of justify Obama's socialist answer.

As if the attacks on Joe weren't bad enough, Obama surrogate Jodi Kantor at the New York Times sunk so low as to contact the teen-aged friends of 16-year-old Bridget McCain in hopes of digging up dirt for a hit piece on Cindy McCain, John McCain's wife.

Fro some, the line of what they can tolerate without retribution has been crossed. Several of my friends in the blogosphere have had enough, and have decided to try to destroy the biased media, one reporter at a time, by organizing and then deeply investigating the lives of those reporters who go beyond the pale in their biased support of Barack Obama.

I'm all for exposing the biases of reporters as this post about James V. Grimaldi of the Washington Post and his dishonest hit piece will attest, but where do you draw the line?

Is it sufficient to expose their biased work and lack of professional ethics so that it shows up prominently in a blog search, or do you engage in destroying the entire person? Do you go after their failed marriages and tax records? Do you research and then publish their sexual perversions and closely-held racial prejudices? What about their kids, their spouses, and their friends?

And if we're willing to stoop to that level to attack their personalities, are we too distantly removed from escalating to attacks their persons? We saw an Obama supporter attack and beat up a middle-aged woman holding a McCain sign in Manhattan last week.

Do we want physical intimidation and violence to be the new political discourse?

I cannot speak for others, but I'm not willing to stoop to the level of the totalitarian left. I'm not going to destroy the private lives of private citizensmdash;even those bent on perverting public discourse—because they've lost all professional integrity.

Let's focus instead on exposing their lack of professional ethics instead of destroying them for personal imperfections.

If we can't, then we're no better than they are.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 10:51 AM | Comments (31)

ACORN, Ayers, and Obama

The revealing video Barack Obama doesn't want you to see.

Update: Trying to hide the evidence of the Obama-Ayers connection.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:47 AM | Comments (0)

Neither Relaxed Nor Worried

In the last few days we've seen the polls, heard Pelosi's promise, and Powell's endorsement.

We've watched the American media drop the illusion of impartiality to nakedly campaign for Barack Obama, and we've seen them attempt to destroy a blue collar guy for merely asking a question.

We've watched Hollywood's pop culture erupt in fevered celebration of Obama's radical far Left orthodoxy (though most aren't bright enough to understand it), even as they lash out with unbridled anger against Sarah Palin's congenial conservatism. We've watched the creepy enthusiasm of indoctrinated youth surround and uplift him with near religious support.

And yet—somehow—we're not worried.

America is a wonderful country and a tolerant country, but their are certain minimum standards that even in the worst of times that we aren't willing to accept.

We will never elect a candidate who was friends with a racist like David Duke, or who belonged to a White Power cult. Likewise, we aren't going to elect President a man who spent more than 20 years in a racist cult that believes God must either be "black" or killed as Barack Obama has attended under the twisted tutelage of Jeremiah "Goddamn America!" Wright.

We will never elect a candidate who was friends with a Timothy McVeigh, a Mohamed Atta, or Ted Kaczynski. Likewise, we will never elect a candidate who started his political life campaigning in the home of two known terrorists (Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers) made infamous by their murderous war against our nation. Nor will we accept that he did indeed "pal around" with these terrorists and other communist/socialist radicals for at least 21 years, funneling them grant money and sharing office space with them, and having them babysit his children as they seek to undermine our way of life and indoctrinate our kids.

Barack Obama is the perfect Left Wing radical candidate, and they are certainly enthusiastic about ushering in his brand of socialism. I rather doubt, however, that the rest of our country is willing to give up on America just yet.

John McCain will not be a great President, but he will be our next President.


We're tolerant of a lot of things, but terrorist-befriending, cult-attending racism, and naked socialism isn't on the list.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:41 AM | Comments (20)

October 18, 2008

Obama's Stolen Tax Cuts

Barack Obama keeps telling us that he's going to cut taxes for 95-percent of Americans... but did you ever notice he never says where that cut is going to come from, and the media never asks?

There's a reason for that:

One thing: the 95% number is fundamentally dishonest because I'm pretty sure it measures against the CBO baseline – which assumes all of the '01 and '03 tax cuts expire in 2010. Politically, that's nonsense. But it allows Obama to count extending the politically popular Bush tax laws as an "Obama tax cut." Compared to what people actually pay (what Republicans at the House Ways and Means Committee call the "reality baseline"), there isn't actually a tax cut. Put it this way: currently families get a $1,000 per child tax credit. Now, the CBO baseline assumes that credit drops to $500 per child in 2011. So if the Obama Administration keeps the credit at $1,000 – which means the family pays the same as they always have – it counts as a "tax cut." I know you understand all this, but it drives me batty how intellectually dishonest the mainstream media has been in covering the tax issue in this election.

Did you get all that?

Senator Government is trying to steal credit for the Bush tax cuts that he voted against in the Senate.

It turn out we do have a candidate running his campaign based on George W. Bush's legacy.

Barack Obama just doesn't have the integrity to admit it.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 12:21 AM | Comments (8)

October 17, 2008

The Racism They Teach

She's only 12 years old but Ashleigh Jones is feeling the heat of this election year.

That’s because the seventh grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School was called a racist by classmates for wearing a pro-Sarah Palin t-shirt.

All dissent is racist, kids.

The thought of it getting continually worse for the next 4-8 years ought to motivate everyone who still believes in free speech to get to the polls and make sure Senator Government and his Truth Squads are relegated to being an Illinois Nazi problem, and not a national one.

The polls are tightening, and Barack Obama has still never won a contested election. Let's keep it that way, shall we?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:22 AM | Comments (14)

Typhoid Barry

Hide your children, shutter your windows, and lock your doors, America.

Hope and change could be coming to a bitter and clingy neighborhood near you.

At any moment, Barack Obama could suddenly show up in your yard and put you on the spot where you feel compelled to ask him a question. If—God forbid—he offers up an answer that reveals a disturbing aspect of his political agenda, your life is over.

We've now seen this take place in the life of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, known to the world as "Joe the Plumber." Joe has become a cautionary tale of what happens when you allow Barack Obama to reveal himself.

Joe was playing football at home with his son when Barack Obama suddenly appeared, and then ruined Joe's life by answering a simple question about taxes with an answer about how those who chase the American Dream should be required to "spread the wealth around."

Oh no, Joe!

Now obsessed leftwing bloggers and designated media hitmen have combed through Joe's public records and private details, and have done their best to air his dirty laundry and smear his name, and all because he asked an honest question that they didn't like the answer to.

Let the story of Joe the Plumber be a warning to the rest of you, America.

Don't cross Typhoid Barry.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:07 AM | Comments (52)

October 16, 2008

WaPo's James V. Grimaldi's Dishonest "Hit" On Cindy McCain

I'm going to start doing something I should have done long ago. When I catch a journalist committing fraud or nakedly partisan political journalism, I'm join to make sure that I name them, and not just the organization they work for.

Today's poster child for journalistic corruption is James V. Grimaldi of the Washington Post.

What kind of dishonest, biased journalism is the Washington Post reporter James V. Grimaldi guilty of?

In Exclusive: Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch, corrupt reporter James V. Grimaldi tries to insinuate that Cindy McCain is guilty of some sort of ethical violation because Verizon Wireless and AT&T installed portable cell phone towers to provide coverage at McCain's home in Hidden Valley near Sedona, Arizona.

Unethical reporter James V. Grimaldi writes:

Ethics lawyers said Cindy McCain's dealings with the wireless companies stand out because her husband is a senior member of the Senate commerce committee, which oversees the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry. He has been a leading advocate for industry-backed legislation, fighting regulations and taxes on telecommunication services.

I have a few simple questions for morally bankrupt Washington Post reporter James V. Grimaldi:

  • Other than Stanley Brand, a former House counsel for Democrats, what are the names of the ethics lawyers you spoke with, and what positions have they held within the Democrat Party?
  • Are any of the ethics lawyers you spoke with currently active as paid consultants or volunteers for Barack Obama's presidential campaign?
  • Did Democratic operative(s) in Obama campaign suggested this story to you?
  • Did you ever had any intention of directly informing your readers that the Secret Service requested these cell towers as a security issue?

Yes, you heard that right. Ethics-challenged Washington Post reporter James V. Grimaldi did his level best to obscure the fact that it was the Secret Service that requested these portable cell towers, as stable communications are a vital part of protecting the lives of Presidential candidates.

This isn't journalism. This is partisan politics.

It's nice to know what kind of corrupt reporters the Washington Post is willing to hire in men such as James V. Grimaldi, and the kind of political hit pieces they're willing to run as legitimate news stories.

Update: Jonathan Martin at The Politico confirms the Secret Service request:

A representative for the Secret Service confirms Verizon's statement earlier tonight that the company only put in a temporary cell service facility near the McCain ranch in Arizona at the request of the agency.

"We made a request of Verizon in I believe May that was covered under our contract and they did address our immediate needs," said Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:28 AM | Comments (10)

The Final Debate: The Morning After

So we had the final Presidential debate of 2008 last night, and folks on both sides are claiming victory... but what really "stuck" in people's minds?

It may be a bit early to see what is going to resonate up until the election (or even if anything does), but what stuck in my mind is just how revealing Barack Obama's answers on domestic and economic issues were. His answers made it all the more damning when John McCain labeled Obama as "Senator Government."

In a nutshell, Obama promises to cut taxes for 95% of taxpayers, while increasing various government programs. The freshman senator pitches an economic program that he claims will lower our taxes while increasing government spending.

Folks, you can't cut taxes, and raise spending during an economic downturn, without turning a recession into a depression and making the federal deficit even worse. It's common sense: you can't spend your way out of debt, but that is exactly what Barack Obama daftly suggests.

This begs the next question: If Barack Obama's cutting taxes for 95% of taxpayers, then where are we going to get federal tax dollars for the trillion dollars in spending increases he has proposed?

Obama's answer—as it has been for every liberal throughout history—is to raise taxes on the "rich."

Obama's populism plays well among those who don't earn much or know much, but the fact of the matter is that the people Obama wants to raise taxes on are the small businessmen that power our economy, and more importantly, provide so many of our jobs.

If you watched the debate last night, you can't have missed the roughly dozen references to "Joe the Plumber."

Here's the clip of Joe Wurzelbacher, who feels Barack Obama's economic policies are designed to punish him for chasing the American Dream.

Obama's answer—that he wants to spread Joe's wealth with those who haven't worked for it—may be the defining moment of the 2008 election.

Every small businessman, or person who dreams of owning a small business, has to be frightened at what Barack Obama is proposing to do to the American Dream. Obama's going to make it more difficult for workers like Joe the plumber to buy into small businesses. Obama's going to make small businessmen pay more taxes, meaning they will have less money to invest in their businesses. This means that small businessmen will not be able to hire as many workers under an Obama administration.

Worse, if Barack Obama is elected, small businessmen are going to have to lay people off. Fewer people will have jobs to pay taxes, and those that do have jobs will have to pay more. Barack Obama's "spread the wealth around" philosophy is the philosophy for a failed economy.

During last night's debate, Barack Obama rattled off all sorts of government programs he'd like to fund. He talked about how he would like government to play a bigger role in your lives. what he could not do is name a single government program he would cut. Not. One.

After last night's debate, they asked Joe the plumber—who almost overnight has become the Everyman of the 2008 election—what he thought of the candidate's proposals.

"Obama's proposal scares me because it's just one more step towards socialism."

That's the story of this debate, and perhaps, this election.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:06 AM | Comments (41)

October 15, 2008

Secret Service: Media Claim of "Kill Him" Unfounded

Don't have any proof of rage-filled bigots at McCain-Palin speeches, even though you just know in your shriveled little heart that they have to be there?

Never fear. You can always just make it up.

The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled "kill him" when presidential hopeful Barack Obama's name was mentioned during Tuesday's Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

The Scranton Times-Tribune first reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and then again in its print edition Wednesday. The first story, written by reporter David Singleton, appeared with allegations that while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd and mentioned Oabama's[sic] name a man in the audience shouted "kill him."

News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story.

Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.

"I was baffled," he said after reading the report in Wednesday's Times-Tribune.

He said the agency conducted an investigation Wednesday, after seeing the story, and could not find one person to corroborate the allegation other than Singleton.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 11:46 PM | Comments (12)

Tonight's Debate In Two Sentences

Senator Government: Spend, spend, spend.

Senator Blinky: You can't spend your way into prosperity.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:23 PM | Comments (10)

Obama Surrogate Unable To Cite A Single Bipartisan Accomplishment

The warm tinging sensation in Chris Matthews' leg after this?

Leaky Depends.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 07:55 PM | Comments (5)

Breaking on All Networks: Obama Assassination Plot Foiled by Secret Service

Did I say "Obama" and "all networks?" I meant "Bush" and the Fairfax Times:

A man in possession of a Chinese passport and an AK-47 was arrested in a Fairfax hotel Sept. 30 for sending threatening messages to President George W. Bush and former Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.

According to an Oct. 5 search warrant affidavit filed in Fairfax Circuit Court, the United States Secret Service contacted Fairfax police on Sept. 30 after tracking a man named Charn-Chen DAI to an Extended Stay America hotel on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax. Both agencies questioned DAI at that time.

He's only the current President, not The One, so I guess it only qualifies as a local interest story.

h/t Snapped Shot

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 05:19 PM | Comments (5)

A Good Christian Can't Support Obama

I'm sure to ruffle some feathers, but it's undeniably true: Barack Obama is not a Christian and does not have Christian values, and therefore, I find it hard for a good Christian to argue that one can support him for President.

What do you mean he's not a Christian?
First, Barack Obama is not a Muslim. Barack Obama grew up the son of an ultra-liberal anthropologist mother, and while he was registered as a Muslim student in Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, under the name Barry Soetoro, this registration was completed by his stepfather, and does not affect his citizenship or religion.

When Barack Obama found his religion, he found it in Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Trinity Church of Christ in Chicago. Obama was a member of Wright's congregation for more than 20 years.

Trinity, however, is not a Christian church, despite its affiliation with the United Church of Christ.

At Trinity, Rev. Wright taught a "Black Values System" that decried white "middleclassness." If this sounds racist it should; Trinity is a church built upon Black Liberation Theology, not Christianity.

What is Black Liberation Theology?
Black Liberation Theology is not founded in the birth of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago, but in the Afrocentric black nationalism espoused by Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.

More deeply, liberation theology is Marxism in the guise of faith. A Catholic Cardinal (a man who is now the Pope) wrote unambiguously:

An analysis of the phenomenon of liberation theology reveals that it constitutes a fundamental threat to the faith of the Church.

Black Liberation theology is many things—a racial veil of Marxist liberation theology, a form of racism and racial victimhood masked as salvation—but it is decidedly not Christian.

It worships the concept of "blackness" over the teachings of Jesus Christ, and states that if God is not sufficiently "black" by their selective and murky definition of what makes someone spiritually black, then God must be killed.

No real Christian can accept such obvious heresy as threatening God.

Rather than further delve into the odd particulars of Black Liberation "theology" here, the following collection of links may prove helpful in examining the cult, the role of Obama's church in it, and how this "faith" may have influenced Obama.

The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology

Looking at Obama and black liberation theology

Dialogue on Black Theology: An Interview with James Cone

Obama, Black Liberation Theology, and Karl Marx

A Closer Look at Black Liberation Theology

Glenn Beck: Black Liberation Theology (with Ken Blackwell)

Does Barack Obama's Religion Matter?

The Religious Cancer of Racism (by James Cone)

'Context,' you say? A guide to the radical theology of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright

All of this establishes that with Black Liberation Theology sociology being his only reference point for religion, Barack Obama is not a Christian—how can he be, when he does not follow a Christian faith, but a false idol of a black Marxist Jesus?

Even apart from his heretical faith of 20 years, several of Barack Obama's political decisions should disqualify him from being the choice of any observant and faithful Christian.

The "least of our brothers"? Barack Obama supports abortion... and infanticide
Barack Obama's rabid support for abortion is well documented, including his infamous pronouncement that if his daughters became pregnant, that he would prefer that the grandchildren he obviously has the resources to take care of be aborted, instead of having his daughters become "punished with a baby."

Even worse than his support for abortion is his shocking opposition to a bill requiring that hospitals provide medical care to infants born alive after failed late-term abortion attempts. This callousness is called by its proper name, infanticide, and certainly a position no Christian can support, flying into the face of all our Biblical teaching to protect the weak and defenseless.

I'm not sure if Obama's faith supports the denial of medical care to infants, but as Christians, our's most certainly does not.

Yes, you can vote for Barack Obama for President, but if you do so, you vote for a man who is not a Christian, and who does not have Christian values.

As Christians, we aren't supposed to be perfect, which is something non-believers and holiday-only attendees don't want to acknowledge as it takes away their favored charge of hypocrisy when we frequently prove our absence of infallibility and divinity.

But now you know what Barack Obama is—and is not—it would seem obvious that supporting a man who professes Christianity but who is demonstrably a cultist, a man who professes Christain values, but them works to suppress the medical care of infants in a move that only the Devil himself could love, is not someone a good Christian can support.

I am not saying that God favors John McCain, nor am I suggesting you vote for him based upon any theological knowledge, as McCain is decidedly a secularly-focused candidate.

But there is simply no way a good Christian can support the heretical cult that so deeply ingrained itself in Obama's mind, nor his bizarre and brutal suppression of care for those among us who are weakest and most in need.

Matthew 25:37-43


37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

41"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

Update: Bumped.

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More Obot Voter Fraud

Michelle Malkin has the story put together by Palestra (video here) concerning an attempt by a bunch of Democrats to use a street address in Ohio to vote from out of state and influence that state's election.

If Barack Obama's supporters truly think they have the election in the bag, then why do they keep resorting to voter registration fraud and voter fraud and similar schemes?

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Murtha: Western Pennsylvania "Racist," But Obama Will Still Win State

If this is what Democrats consider voter outreach, Barack Obama is in for a rude surprise come November 5.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 03:27 PM | Comments (0)

Fulton Armory Promotes Election Ammo Sale

While the sale prices on parts and ammunition, are nice, what kind of message are they sending?

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Part of the Problem

Know who was at least part of the reason we are in such dire financial straits?

As Allah notes, the ad is highly effective among both Democrats and Republicans because of its accuracy.

John McCain should focus on the fact that Barack Obama is an economic nightmare, and that he will make the lives of Americans worse if elected, and not just for the short term, as our children are going to shoulder the debt of moe than a trillion dollars in new spending.

Let blogs hammer Obama for consorting with terrorists and racists, and have the campaign hammer Obama's dangerous economic plans and abject lack of experience.

Despite what the media would like for us to believe, the race is far from over, and we still have a good chance of defeating Barack Obama's trainwreck economics.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at 02:27 PM | Comments (1)

Four Years of This? I Can Hardly Wait

Joe Biden has funneled more than $2 million in campaign funds to his family over the years.

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. has paid more than $2 million in campaign cash to his family members, their businesses and employers over the years, a practice that watchdogs criticize as rife with potential conflicts of interest.

The money largely flowed from the coffers of Mr. Biden's failed presidential campaign during the past two years to a company that employs his sister and longtime campaign manager, Valerie Biden Owens, according to campaign disclosure filings.

If revelations like this keep breaking against Obama/Biden, we might see them indicted shortly after the election.

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Drop the Filter

The New York Times could save some money if they fired fired the middlemen and simply let the Obama campaign post directly to their blogs.

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Tonight's Debate

Today.

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No Awakening in Pakistan

Why an Iraqi-style Awakening movement in Pakistan is destined to fail.

My latest
at PJM.

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Michelle Obama Blasts African News for Supporting the "Racists" That Oppose Barack Obama, Calls Opposition Evil People (Obama Camp Calls Claims a Complete Fabrication)

She's not happy with those who aren't marching in lock-step with the demands of blind racial loyalty:

Accusing API of colluding with American internet bloggers in an effort to bring down her husband, Mrs Obama said she decided to call API because of what she termed, API's help to spread rumours created by American bloggers and other racist media outlets in their efforts to damage a black man's name, saying she hopes African Media was mature enough to be in the front to give unwavering support to her husband, a man Africans should identify themselves with.

When API told her that our online news media was only relaying what the American Bloggers and other media outlets had discovered through their investigations, Mrs Obama was angered and she came out loud with the following: "African press International is supposed to support Africans and African-American view," and she went to state that, "it is strange that API has chosen to support the racists against my husband. There is no shame in being adopted by a step father. All dirt has been thrown onto my husband's face and yet he loves this country. My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband's adoption by His step father. The important thing here is where my husband's heart is at the moment. I can tell the American people that My husband loves this country and his adoption never changed his love for this country. He was born in Hawaii, yes, and that gives him all the right to be an American citizen even though he was adopted by a foreigner; says Michelle Obama on telefon[sic] to API."

This is a shocking rant, even for someone as extreme as Michelle Obama.

She honestly believes that the African Press should offer "unwavering support to her husband" simply because he has African roots?

Those that criticize her husband, or are concerned about his background are all "racists"?

And it gets worse.

Michelle Obama's caricature in the New Yorker as a black nationalist suddenly isn't so funny.

The Obama Camp is pushing back hard, but for now API—whoever they are—is standing behind their story.

Take it for what it's worth.

Update: I'll let this play out as it will, but will point out one thing that should be self-evident that some anti-Obama sites can't seem to grasp as they look at this API post. Some are claiming that it adds credibility to the claim that Obama doesn't have U.S. citizenship because he was adopted.

This is easily the dumbest claim on the internet today involving Obama. A child cannot lose the birthright of his citizenship merely because he is adopted by a foreigner. It's moronic, logically inconsistent, and most importantly, not legally supportable. If Obama was an adult and refuted his citizenship that would be another matter entirely, but as he hasn't done so, this claim is entirely bogus.

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October 14, 2008

Plumber Frightened by Obama's Socialism, Redistribution of Wealth

Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher is not happy with Barack Obama's plans to punish him for his hard work.

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Why Won't Obama Release The Names Of His Campaign Donors?

From The Hill:

The Obama campaign has failed to release the names of donors responsible for approximately half of his campaign’s $426.9 million: those who have contributed less than $200.

In addition, press reports allege Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has accepted illegal online campaign contributions from this category of donors, which include funds allegedly donated by foreign nationals.

The Obama campaign appears to be selectively complying with campaign finance laws. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) should immediately investigate allegations of foreign campaign contributions made to the Obama campaign possibly corrupting this presidential election.

What... you thought those Palestinian phone banks were really calling long distance?

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Obama's Promise to His ACORN Friends

Isn't it encouraging to know that Obama has promised to have ACORN help engineer his Presidential agenda?


More, from Jennifer Rubin:

It is almost inconceivable that Barack Obama should not have been grilled on this –either by his opponent or the media. (The latter is just beginning to cover the story.) Obama’s ties are deep and extensive with an organization that embraces goals and tactics well outside the political mainstream and that has engaged in a pattern of illegal activity usually seen only in RICO indictments. ACORN’s present involvement in coast-to-coast fraud is jaw-dropping and should raise the issue as to whether an Obama Justice Department would vigorously investigate and, if warranted, prosecute this entity and all involved.(A helpful compilation of ACORN’s suspect activities is here.) Put simply, Obama worked for and helped funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to a fraud-infested, corrupt organization and has yet to explain himself, let alone apologize for the same.
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Obama Funneled Grant Money to Afrocentric Anti-American Extremists

Stanley Kurtz has been digging through the archives of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and has discovered that the group created and ram-rodded by domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and fronted by Barack Obama was funneling grant money to anti-American afro-centric extremist groups filled with men just like Barack Obama's racist minister Rev. Jeremiah Wright—and as a matter of fact, some of those men spoke at Wright's Church during the time Barack Obama attended.

How culpable is Obama is funneling money to these racist indoctrination efforts?

Given the precedent of his earlier responses on Ayers and Wright, Obama might be inclined to deny personal knowledge of the educational philosophy he was so generously funding. Such a denial would not be convincing. For one thing, we have evidence that in 1995, the same year Obama assumed control of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, he publicly rejected "the unrealistic politics of integrationist assimilation," a stance that clearly resonates with both Wright and Carruthers. (See "No Liberation.")

And as noted, Wright had invited Carruthers, Hilliard, and like-minded thinkers to address his Trinity congregants. Wright likes to tick off his connections to these prominent Afrocentrists in sermons, and Obama would surely have heard of them. Reading over SSAVC’s Annenberg proposals, Obama could hardly be ignorant of what they were about. And if by some chance Obama overlooked Hilliard’s or Carruthers’s names, SSAVC’s proposals are filled with references to "rites of passage" and "Ptahhotep," dead giveaways for the anti-American and separatist ideological concoction favored by SSAVC.

We know that Obama did read the proposals. Annenberg documents show him commenting on proposal quality. And especially after 1995, when concerns over self-dealing and conflicts of interest forced the Ayers-headed "Collaborative" to distance itself from monetary issues, all funding decisions fell to Obama and the board. Significantly, there was dissent within the board. One business leader and experienced grant-smith characterized the quality of most Annenberg proposals as "awful." (See "The Chicago Annenberg Challenge: The First Three Years," p. 19.) Yet Obama and his very small and divided board kept the money flowing to ideologically extremist groups like the South Shore African Village Collaborative, instead of organizations focused on traditional educational achievement.

So Barack Obama either supported funding the racist indoctrination of schoolchildren, or is grossly incompetent as an executive, or both.

This is part of a frankly disturbing pattern of behavior from the man who would be President.

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October 13, 2008

Obama Mentor Frank Marshall Davis an Admitted Child Rapist

Somehow I missed this when it was published in August in the U.K. Telegraph:

Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama's half-sister, told the Associated Press recently that her grandfather had seen Mr Davis was a "point of connection, a bridge if you will, to the larger African-American experience for my brother".

In his memoir, Mr Obama recounts how he visited Mr Davis on several occasions, apparently at junctures when he was grappling with racial issues, to seek his counsel. At one point in 1979 Mr Davis described university as "an advanced degree in compromise" that was designed to keep blacks in their place.

Mr Obama quoted him as saying: "Leaving your race at the door. Leaving your people behind. Understand something, boy. You're not going to college to get educated. You’re going there to get trained."

He added that "they'll tank on your chain and let you know that you may be a well-trained, well-paid nigger, but you're a nigger just the same."

It has also been established that Mr Davis, who divorced in 1970, was the author of a hard-core pornographic autobiography published in San Diego in 1968 by Greenleaf Classics under the pseudonym Bob Greene.

In a surviving portion of an autobiographical manuscript, Mr Davis confirms that he was the author of Sex Rebel: Black after a reader had noticed the "similarities in style and phraseology" between the pornographic work and his poetry.

"I could not then truthfully deny that this book, which came out in 1968 as a Greenleaf Classic, was mine." In the introduction to Sex Rebel, Mr Davis (writing as Greene) explains that although he has "changed names and identities…all incidents I have described have been taken from actual experiences".

He stated that "under certain circumstances I am bisexual" and that he was "a voyeur and an exhibitionist" who was "occasionally mildly interested in sado-masochism", adding: "I have often wished I had two penises to enjoy simultaneously the double – but different – sensations of oral and genital copulation."

The book, which closely tracks Mr Davis's life in Chicago and Hawaii and the fact that his first wife was black and his second white, describes in lurid detail a series of shockingly sordid sexual encounters, often involving group sex.

One chapter concerns the seduction by Mr Davis and his first wife of a 13-year-old girl called Anne. Mr Davis wrote that it was the girl who had suggested he had sex with her. "I'm not one to go in for Lolitas. Usually I'd rather not bed a babe under 20.

"But there are exceptions. I didn't want to disappoint the trusting child. At her still-impressionistic age, a rejection might be traumatic, could even cripple her sexually for life."

He then described how he and his wife would have sex with the girl. "Anne came up many times the next several weeks, her aunt thinking she was in good hands. Actually she was.

"She obtained a course in practical sex from experienced and considerate practitioners rather than from ignorant insensitive neophytes….I think we did her a favour, although the pleasure was mutual."

On other occasions, Mr Davis would cruise in Hawaii parks looking for couples or female tourists to have sex with. He derived sexual gratification from bondage, simulated rape and being flogged and urinated on.

I only found this Telegraph story after a new commenter named "Krys" dumped the text of this current National Enquirer story in the comments of an unrelated post.

This story has been known by the U.S. media for almost two months now, but I can find no evidence that any network or cable television news outlet, newspaper, syndicate, or magazine has reported on this. Does anyone believe for one second that if John McCain or Sarah Palin were mentored by an self-admitted child rapist and general pervert that it wouldn't be the singular focus of multiple news cycles, questioning how such a relationship was damage their delicate and emerging psychologies, rendering them too unreliable for the Presidency, or perhaps darkly suggesting that the candidate might have been abused by such a mentor themselves?

Instead, they buried the story, until once again the Enquirer shows itself to be the only U.S news organization with enough integrity to report a story detrimental to a Democratic Presidential candidate.

That doesn't mean the Enquirer has suddenly become more credible. It just serves to show you how partisan and unreliable the American news media is today.

Barack Obama's list of known mentors now includes child rapists ("Uncle Frank" Marshall), racists (Rev. Jeremiah Wright) and terrorists (Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn).

When is someone going to question how these associations must have warped Obama's views and render him unstable, and unsuitable for the Presidency?

Update: Duncan Black, apparently not the sharpest child-safe pumpkin-carving tool in the liberal drawer, deliberately misrepresents or ignorantly misreads this post to declare that I've decided "a rumor that Obama as a young child may have been (as in, in his fapping imagination) molested disqualifies him from being president."

I said nothing of the sort.

In linking the U.K. version of the story first told in August, I noted that the U.S. media has buried this story for almost two months, and that had there been a similar pervert close to the McCain or Palin families, the media would have used it against the candidate. I also noted that Davis was yet another of Barack Obama's mentors that has a radical past, including terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, and his racist mentor minister, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

At no point do I state that Obama was molested, or even may have been molested. Frankly, the thought never crossed my mind.

Black owes me an apology, though it remains to be seen if he has the integrity to issue one.

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The Road to Hell

Michael Yon's latest dispatchfrom Afghanistan is posted, in which he meets with Afghan fighters, and obtains clues about those fighters that ambushed and killed ten French soldiers in August.

As always, Yon's reporting is reader-funded, so if you like his reporting, please consider contributing.

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Obama Knew Of Ayers' Terrorist Past When?

The left keeps wanting us to ignore Barack Obama's ties to domestic terrorists (plural) Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. That is understandable, even if we chose to buy the explanation offered up by Obama himself that he shouldn't be held responsible for attacks by the Weathermen that occurred when he was eight.

I agree. Barack Obama shouldn't be held responsible for domestic terror attacks that took place in America when Barack Obama was an eight-year-old student in an Indonesian school half a world away.

What Obama knew at eight isn't relevant.

What he knew at 20 is.

The Weathermen and the Black Liberation Army murdered police officers and a Brinks armored car guard just 22 miles from Obama's apartment in New York when Obama was 20 years old at Columbia University.

Fake IDs used to rent the vehicles used in the robbery were tied to the store that Ayer's wife and Weathermen co-founder Bernadine Dohrn worked in at the time, and she went to jail for seven months for refusing to testify about her role to the grand jury.

Obama and Ayers developed a long and radical partnership in Chicago afterward.

How long has Barack Obama know Bill Ayers was a terrorist?

A lot longer than he's willing to admit.

Update: Rick links in the "just a guy in my neighborhood" video at Brutally Honest where Hillary Clinton rips into the Obama-Ayers relationship.

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October 11, 2008

The Tasergate Wet Fart

So much grunting, twisting, and screaming, and so little to show for it:

Democratic state senator and staunch Barack Obama supporter Hollis French of Alaska boasted in early September that he would provide an "October Surprise" which would upset the McCain-Palin campaign. Indeed, he originally planned to time it for October 31, four days before the election, for maximum impact, until other legislators forced him to abandon that particular strategy.

Today, however, in an episode of political theater that would make Josef Stalin blush, French gave it his very best shot: The investigator he hired and directed, Steve Branchflower, has labored mightily and given birth to a bloated and redundant 263-page report which boils down, for purposes of the ongoing presidential campaign, to two paragraphs that completely contradict one another. And the one of them that's unfavorable ignores the most important — indeed conclusive — evidence on point, but goes on to provide Branchflower's guess as to whether Gov. Palin has done anything improper.

Please understand this, if you take nothing else away from reading this post: The Branchflower Report is a series of guess and insupportable conclusions drawn by exactly one guy, and it hasn't been approved or adopted or endorsed by so much as a single sub-committee of the Alaska Legislature, much less any kind of commission, court, jury, or other proper adjudicatory body. It contains no new bombshells in terms of factual revelations. Rather, it's just Steve Branchflower's opinion — after being hired and directed by one of Gov. Palin's most vocal opponents and one of Alaska's staunchest Obama supporters — that he thinks Gov. Palin had, at worst, mixed motives for an action that even Branchflower admits she unquestionably had both (a) the complete right to perform and (b) other very good reasons to perform.

It's the funniest kangaroo court I've seen in years.

Alaska Democrats hell-bent on lynching Sarah Palin for Dear Leader Obama all but promised a guilty verdict before their investigation into Tasergate began, but the best they could come up with was a unilateral fact-free declaration that amounts to "Sarah Palin abused power because I was hired to find that Sarah Palin abused her power, even though my own report contradicts that. BUGS! BUGS! BUGS!!!"

I'm just trying to figures out who the biggest fools are here:

Hollis French, the Alaska Democrat and Obama supporter that promised an "October Surprise,"only to—surprise!—come up with a self-contradicting report;
  • Steven Branchflower, who wanted to be a good lackey, but still couldn't overcome the facts;
  • The Anchorage Daily News, New York Times, and Associated Press, who apparently think they'll be able to con their readers with headlines contradicted by their stories.
  • And somehow, I have a feeling they'll continue to try to convince us that they represent something approximating truth, which may be the funniest thing of all.

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    October 10, 2008

    PUMA Rumor: Obama, Top Democrats Under Cloud of RICO Investigation

    A post yesterday on pro-Hillary HillBuzz claims that a contributer spoke with someone in the Chicago court system that a team of FBI investigators in ten states are putting together a RICO case for U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. They are claiming that alleged undocumented contributions to the Obama campaign could potentially ensnare ACORN and, well, just about every Democrat they don't like.

    If everything rumored here is true, it looks like David Axelrod, Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, SoetorObama himself, and possibly even Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were all involved, together, in massive RICO violations, and thus federal fraud, if the DNC and party leadership knew what the SoetorObama campaign and ACORN were up to and allowed it to proceed. Knowledge of federal crimes being committed makes all parties accessories to those crimes — and part of the conspiracy to defraud the public.

    As I've never been one to let a rumor idle if it can easily be proven or quashed, I went to the source and shot an email to Randall Samborn, Assistant US Attorney and Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.

    I asked Mr. Samborn three simple questions.

    • Can you confirm or deny that ACORN is the target of a RICO investigation?
    • Are any elected government officials under investigation?
    • Is any current poltical candidate, staff member or volunteer associated with the Barack Obama Presidential campaign under investigation?

    Unfortunately, this was nor a rumor Mr. Samborn could quash, responding via email, "We do not confirm or deny the existence of any investigation - therfore, we decline comment and I am unable to answer any of your questions."

    And, of course, since those in a position to know if there is an investigation are precisely the people who can't talk about it, we'll get a continued trickle of rumors.

    Kinda like this.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:22 PM | Comments (11)

    Battleground State of Mind

    I just dropped by my local pawn shop to get rid of some items around the house that were not longer needed, and found them to be extremely busy.

    The high level of traffic in the shop wasn't all the surprising considering this economy Congressional Democrats engineered, but what was surprising is why people were there.

    Other than myself, it doesn't appear anyone was there to pawn unwanted things.

    Of the 12 people in the shop when I was there, the 11 others were all looking at firearms. A CZ-58 and an AK-47 variant were on the counter in front of one pair of customers. An off-duty sheriff and his friend were picking up what I think was a DPMS LR-308 complete with scope and bipod. Another guy was looking at a used Polytech M-14, and the remainder were looking at handguns... mostly Glocks and CZ-75s.

    I overheard one of the guys behind the gun counter say that gun sales among the shops in the area were up about 35-percent. Later, when he wasn't as busy, I asked him why he thought that was. His answer was simple, and perhaps predictable.

    "Barack."

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 03:41 PM | Comments (14)

    October 09, 2008

    The Weather Underground Documentary Trailer 2002

    So this documentary on the Weathermen came out in 2002, following the 1988 hit Running on Empty, that was based on the life of Bernadine Dohrn.

    So why is it that Barack Obama says that the last time he associated with Bill Ayers was 2005?

    Update:

    Via "mo1962" in the comments, the full documentary.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:41 PM | Comments (30)

    The Ayers-Obama Media Primer

    The Weathermen were not a 1960s group.
    The Weathermen formed in 1969, declared war on "AmeriKKKa" (yes, that is where the popular spelling you hear in the rants of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and on left-wing political blogs comes from) in 1970, and carried out a string of attacks that finally ended with the arrests of the final remaining Weathermen, now called the May 19 Communist Movement, in 1985. One remaining Weatherman, Elizabeth Duke, is still a fugitive from the FBI and is considered armed and dangerous.

    Calling the Weathermen a 60s terrorist group, when it did almost all of its bombing in the 1970s and 1980s, is as intellectually honest as calling Duran Duran a 50s rock and roll band because Simon Le Bon was born in 1958.

    Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn are domestic terrorists.
    They not an "anti-war activists" nor "radicals." Activists and radicals organize protests and sit-ins and harass elected officials.

    A person that uses a bomb instead of a ballot is a terrorist. A person that leads a group of individuals that likes to use bombs instead of ballets is a terrorist leader. As this particular group of terrorists waged war against their own country, they are called domestic terrorists.

    Contrary to a meme being pushed by interested parties, the Weather Underground killed innocent people.
    Brian V. McDonnell an officer with the San Francisco Police, was ripped apart by shrapnel Feb 16, 1970. He succumbed to his injuries two days later. Officer Robert Fogarty was permanently injured in the same blast. FBI mole Larry Grathwohl says Bill Ayers built the bomb, and that Bernadine Dohrn placed it on the station window ledge. Nyack, NY Police Officer Waverly Brown and Sergeant Ed O'Grady, along with Brinks guard Peter Paige, were killed in an armored car robbery that was a joint operation between the Weather Underground and elements of the Black Liberation Army in 1981.

    In addition to their successful homicide bombings, the Weather Underground failed in several attempts at mass murder.
    On March 6, 1970, a pipe-bomb being constructed in a Greenwich Village townhouse detonated, killing three Weathermen and causing two others to flee. Recovered amid the rumble were four 12" dynamite-filled pipe-bombs and several fused eight-stick bundles of dynamite that had been destined for a non-commissioned officers dance that night at Fort Dix, NJ, targeting American soldiers and their civilian dates. The attack would likely have been the worst terrorist attack on American soil prior to Timothy McVeigh's attack in Oklahoma City.

    Lesser known mass murder attempts of the Weathermen that same year included the attempted bombing of the Detroit Police Officers' Association, which Ayers wanted to occur when the building was fully occupied. An FBI mole within the Weathermen, Larry Grathwohl tipped police. A 13-stick bundle of dynamite was recovered and defused. A separate bombing targeting Detroit police foiled by Grathwohl involved 2 bombs, using 44 sticks of dynamite.

    In 1984, Weathermen Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans were arrested while transporting 740 pounds of explosives and a cache of almost two dozen weapons, including a submachine gun.

    Barack Obama and Bill Ayers do not cross paths casually, but have a lucrative multi-decade relationship.
    Barack Obama and Bill Ayers met no later than 1987, where the worked together in the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools. There is some speculation that Ayers and Obama may have met even earlier in New York, perhaps as far back as 1984, but that connection hasn't been firmly established.

    Ayers was instrumental in forming the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and arranged for Obama to be chairman of the Board of Directors over more qualified Board members. Obama returned the favor by funneling more than a million dollars in grants to Ayers' Small School Workshop. Obama and Ayers served together for years on the Board of Directors of the Woods Fund. Obama was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Joyce Foundation, which may have influenced several grants made to Ayers.

    Barack Obama "didn't know the history" of Bill Ayers' and Bernadine Dohrn's terrorist past when he kicked off his political career in their home in 1995.
    Barack Obama has known Bill Ayers at least since 1987, and perhaps as far back as 1983-84. Bernardine Dohrn, once publicly labeled "the most dangerous woman in America" by none other than J. Edgar Hoover, was also well known as the inspiration for the 1988 movie Running on Empty. Subtle terrorists they were not.

    Both Ayers and Dohrn were very well known throughout Chicago for their role in the "Days of Rage" riots and their terrorist leadership, and were minor celebrities among the radical leftist community Ayers, Dohrn, and Obama shared in Hyde Park.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:28 PM | Comments (23)

    Thanks, Google! Now Perhaps Barack Can Explain His New Party Membership

    Search engine giant Google rolled back the clock to their oldest available index today to celebrate their tenth anniversary, and guess what I found?

    In the New Party's March 1996 Update.

    Winning in Wisconsin

    The New Party continues to roll through Wisconsin, with victories this month in municipal and county primaries in Milwaukee and Madison. Progressive Milwaukee is backing three county board, one city council, and one school board candidate. Progressive Dane (Madison) is endorsing nine county board candidates. All NP-backed candidates won their primaries.

    Chicago Campaigns

    The Illinois New Party is working intensively on Willie Delgado's state representative campaign. Delgado is part of an emerging Latino network in Chicago. We're also backing Danny Davis in a Congressional race, Barack Obama for state representative, and judicial candidate Patricia Martin. In addition to the electoral work, the NP in Chicago is supporting a local living wage campaign and an effort to prevent the placement of a waste site on the West Side.

    And then there is the October 1996 New Party Update:

    New Party members are busy knocking on doors, hammering down lawn signs, and phoning voters to support NP candidates this fall. Here are some of our key races:

    Arkansas: The Little Rock New Party has a full slate of candidates up for election in November. LRNP steering committee member Michael Booker is running unopposed for re-election to the Arkansas State House. Two NP members - Paul Kelly and Genevieve Stewart - are running for at-large (city-wide) city council positions. And in a head-to-head battle between the New Party and the conservative right, NP member Jayne Cia faces the Arkansas state chair of Empower America (Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett's organization) for a Justice of the Peace (county board) position.

    Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).

    In the Populist:

    New Party members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, including an at-large race for the Little Rock, Ark., City Council, a seat on the county board for Little Rock and the school board for Prince George's County, Md. Chicago is sending the first New Party member to Congress, as Danny Davis, who ran as a Democrat, won an overwhelming 85% victory. New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago.

    And from The Columbus Free Press, the reprinting of a New Party press release:

    Illinois: The first NP member heads to Congress, as Danny Davis wins an overwhelming 85% victory yesterday (he got a higher percentage of the vote in that district than the President). NP member and State Senate candidate Barack Obama won uncontested. Interestingly, it appears that the local Democratic machine is trying to distance itself from our folks. At a "Democratic Unity" march on Chicago's West Side, a flyer invited community members to join with a host of local democratic candidates. The only two west-side Democrats not listed: NP members Danny Davis (U.S. House candidate) and Michael Chandler (Alderman and Ward Committeeman).

    It is now well documented that Barack Obama ran for office and won uncontested as a New Party candidate, but what is the New Party?

    In 1996, for all intents and purposes, "ACORN and the New Party were essentially the same body."

    That would be the same ACORN that Barack Obama has close ties to today, the same ACORN that Barack Obama funneled $800,000 to this year, and which is under investigation in at least a dozen states for voter registration fraud.

    Is it too much to ask of "real" journalists to ask the campaign why Barack Obama ran as the candidate to the left of even the most radical left-wing of the Democratic Party, and has since tried to downplay that radical association?

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 03:11 PM | Comments (13)

    Watching the Watchers

    What's more fun that getting a press pass to see Sarah Palin speak at your alma mater? Getting a seat where you can watch every move of the press corps.

    Watching the Palin Watchers, at PJM.

    Update: I just watched the press in action. A local reporter had a chance to listen to them today.

    As you might have heard, I am covering the McCain/Palin appearance today. At the media breakfast at the Pfister Hotel about an hour ago, you would simply not believe the vicious, nasty conversation I just overheard between several "elite" media types from the McClatchey news service, AP, and a couple of other sources I didn't quite catch. Over the course of just a few minutes, I heard that "Sean Hannity gives Dick Cheney the best head of his life," and that he and Lou Dobbs are "mean-spirited sycophants," and that McCain himself is "angry" and "crusty. One even recalled a recent campaign event at which Sarah Palin autographed a supporter's Bible, prompting this "objective" journalist to remark "these people terrify me." And this was just in the span of a 10 minute conversation! I simply cannot believe that these are the people entrusted to cover the McCain/Palin campaign fairly and accurately. I have never before wanted to do a show like yours quite as badly as I do right now--so that I can expose these people for who they really are: unabashed, unashamed partisans whose callous, bitter attitude towards conservatives very clearly permeates their work.
    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 11:47 AM | Comments (4)

    Obama's Friends. America's Enemies.

    A new internet only ad from the McCain campaign, "Ayers," tying terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers to their protégé, Barack Obama.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 11:02 AM | Comments (3)

    More Hidden Relationships in the Obama Campaign

    Phil Carter, Veterans Director for the Obama Campaign sent out a press release yesterday about a "Congressional Report Card" from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) that ranked Joe Biden and Barack Obama with "B" ratings on veterans issues, while giving John McCain a "D."

    What did Carter forget to mention?

    In addition to being the Veterans Director for the Obama Campaign, he's a founding member of IAVA.

    Milblogs Blackfive and This Ain't Hell are covering Carter's obvious conflict of interest and the condescending IAVA response.

    Frankly, I've always heard Carter is supposed to be a stand-up guy, but looking at this, he obviously isn't. He should probably step down from the Obama campaign, and like Matt says, I wouldn't be too surprised if this violated campaign laws against coordinating between outside groups and campaigns.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:12 AM | Comments (2)

    October 08, 2008

    Barack Obama Was Member of Socialist New Party

    Reader Gus Bailey pointed this out earlier via email, and Ace breaks out the flaming skull.

    I don't understand what the big deal is about.

    So Barack Obama was a member of an extremist political party established by the Democratic Socialists for America, the Chicago New Party, and they cheered his victory in his uncontested run for his Illinois state senate seat as a step away from American values, towards socialism.

    Does it really matter?

    Barack Obama's most direct political godfather is a bomb-building terrorist still bent on undermining capitalism. His hostess for his first political fundraiser was once labeled "the most dangerous woman in America" and is a fan of how the Charles Manson "family" murdered their victims.

    Barack Obama's cultish church of 21 years is built upon a combination of Black Panther rhetoric, racism against whites, and a Marxist Jesus Christ. If his pastor and mentor Jeremiah Wright had not shrieked " God damn America!" and had not tried to blame the AIDS virus on a government attempt at genocide against African Americans, Barack Obama would still being going to that church.

    Barack Obama laundered millions of dollars in education funds to extremist groups in an attempt to indoctrinate children instead of educate them.

    Barack Obama, while a member of the Joyce Foundation, attempted to undermine the integrity of legal scholarship in a shadowy attempt to subvert the Constitution and imperil the Second Amendment by conning the Supreme Court.

    Folks, if being deeply associated with terrorist leaders and racists for more than two decades doesn't cause disgust in American voters, if they don't care how Obama funneled grant money to extremists, and tried to undermine the Constitution, will his membership in a political party that seeks to undermine the America way of life really stand a chance of changing their minds?

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 02:55 PM | Comments (46)

    AYERS: "Capitalism Promotes Racism and Militarism"

    As Barack Obama's political godfather of 21-years, Bill Ayers has long plotted to use education as well as pipe-bombs to spread his hatred of the American way of life. A reader sent me a link last night to Ayers' November, 2006 speech before the World Education Fourm in Caracas, Venezuela, posted on Ayers' blog.


    L-to-R. Bill Ayers, Terrorist spawn Chesa Boudin, Luis Bonilla-Molina. And Che, of course. (source)

    In this speech, Ayers' praised Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his version of Bolivarianism, a blend of South American socialism and communism, and the support of Marxist terrorism, as practiced by Chavez's proven support of his friends in FARC and other terrorist groups.

    Ayers' strong dislike of American capitalism and self-loathing towards white America permeates this speech as is has permeated every aspect of his academic and terrorist work over the past 40 years.

    Here's a taste of Ayers' philosophy which has helped shape Barack Obama's worldview since at least 1987:

    I walked out of jail and into my first teaching position—and from that day until this I’ve thought of myself as a teacher, but I’ve also understood teaching as a project intimately connected with social justice. After all, the fundamental message of the teacher is this: you can change your life—whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever you’ve done, another world is possible. As students and teachers begin to see themselves as linked to one another, as tied to history and capable of collective action, the fundamental message of teaching shifts slightly, and becomes broader, more generous: we must change ourselves as we come together to change the world. Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large. La educacion es revolucion!

    I taught at first in something like a Simoncito—called Head Start—and eventually taught at every level in barrios and prisons and insurgent projects across the United States. I learned then that education is never neutral. It always has a value, a position, a politics. Education either reinforces or challenges the existing social order, and school is always a contested space – what should be taught? In what way? Toward what end? By and for whom? At bottom, it involves a struggle over the essential questions: what does it mean to be a human being living in a human society?

    Totalitarianism demands obedience and conformity, hierarchy, command and control. Royalty requires allegiance. Capitalism promotes racism and militarism – turning people into consumers, not citizens. Participatory democracy, by contrast, requires free people coming together voluntarily as equals who are capable of both self-realization and, at the same time, full participation in a shared political and economic life.

    "I learned then that education is never neutral. It always has a value, a position, a politics."

    Thus Ayer's describes his philosophy on the role of education in undermining American democracy, and the importance of corrupting schools into indoctrination camps for the success of his revolution.

    It is this philosophy that drove Ayers to write his grant proposal for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a plot that placed Ayers' pupil and fellow traveler Barack Obama in the role of Chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, even though Obama did not have the qualifications for that position that others on the board. Obama was picked for one reason: to be a "yes man" and funnel grant money towards the indoctrination efforts of Ayers' pet left wing projects, including over a million dollars sent to Ayer's own creation, the Small School Workshop.

    The media continues to pretend that the 21-year partnership between Barack Obama and Bill Ayers is one that should focus only on Ayers' roll as the leader of a terrorist group. Indeed, it should be a campaign-ending issue for Obama, a man with terrorist friends as we are engaged in a war against terrorists.

    But the dozens of bombs that Weathermen and their offshoots exploded in the 1970s and 80s, the armed robberies they committed, the police officers they killed, the fire-bombings they carried out against women and children, and their failed terrorist attacks against American soldiers wasn't the end of Ayer's philosophical assault on America.

    Like the shared hatreds professed by Barack Obama's other two mentors of 20+ years, Rev. Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright, and radical activist priest Michael Pfleger, Bill Ayers has never stopped trying to undermine American capitalism and our American way of life, plotting to turn us into another socialist or communist state.

    Perhaps we could forgive Barack Obama if he had only fleeting or inconsequential tie with an isolated radical in his past, but it is clear that the three most influential men in his life—each one a mentor of 20+ years—are all political extremists:

    • An unrepentant left wing terrorist that killed Americans and would have killed far more if they hadn't been incompetent, who helped start Obama's career as his political godfather
    • A racist conspiracy-mongering minister that teaches a warped Christian-based cult theology based on the teaching of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers that turns Jesus christ into a Marxist rebel
    • a radical priest that advocates lynching those whom he doesn't agree with and is supporter of left wing radicalism and noted racist Louis Farrakan.

    How can anyone look at those who have had the most influence on Barack Obama's life, and conclude that a man who surrounds himself with those who hate America, is fit to be our President?

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 11:43 AM | Comments (9)

    Obama's Constitutional Subversion

    A new report (PDF) written by Second Amendment lawyer Dave Hardy of Of Arms and the Law finds that while constitutional law professor Barack Obama was serving on the Joyce Foundation's Board of Directors from 1994-2002, Joyce set out to corrupt the availability of academic scholarship concerning the Second Amendment. The goal was to control published research so that the U.S Supreme Court would be influenced as much as possible by the overwhelming preponderance of recent scholarship favoring the collective rights interpretation favored by gun control advocates and firearm prohibitionists.

    Hardy summarizes:

    The Joyce Foundation years ago realized that a Supreme Court case on the Second Amendment was likely, and decided to use its millions to buy the case indirectly. It created a supposed academic research center as its wholly-owned subsidiary. It corrupted law reviews, dictating their content, and even trying to dictate who could speak at universities accepting Joyce's money. It laundered its money through its Center and thru a University’s Foundation.

    An attorney named Barak Obama was right in the middle of the plan.

    The foundation poured millions of dollars into buying influence in cash-starved law reviews, foundations, and universities, providing that they would only publish the collective rights interpretations approved by Joyce, and that they would refuse to publish scholarship that provided an individualist rights interpretation.

    This underhanded attempt by Obama and Joyce to influence the Supreme Court--essentially attempting to "buy" an anti-gun interpretation of the Second amendment by manipulating legal scholarship--flies in the face of the revisionist history recently offered up by Annenberg's FactCheck.Org, which recently and dishonestly portrayed Obama's newly-minted individual rights interpretation as authentic. IT is also a tactic that Joyce continues in Obama's absence, as the list of university and "public heath" grants targeting firearms on the Foundation's own web site reveals.

    How far was Joyce willing to go under Obama's leadership to provide the Supreme Court with slanted scholarship?

    According to Hardy, Joyce paid Ohio State University to create a Second Amendment Research Center, and used the Center to manufacture scholarship only favorable to the collectivist interpretation. Joyce then used OSU's Center as a shell organization to purchase influence at other law reviews, including Fordham and Stanford. Fordam and Stanford then dedicates review issues to articles advocating the collectivist, anti-gun scholarship. In short, constitutional scholar Obama attempted to undermine the interpretation of the Constitution.

    The Hardy report is just the latest in a disturbing trend of information trickling out about Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama that suggests he is not only radically aligned, but that he is comfortable with using subterfuge to undermine both the Judicial and Executive in the pursuit of political power and influence.

    Stanley Kurtz has done and continues to do yeoman's work in sifting through the available archives trying to uncover exactly what transpired before and while Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama was the chairman of the failed Chicago Annenberg Challenge. The Chicago Annenberg Challenge (hereafter, "Challenge" or "CAC") began as a successful grant application from University of Illinois at Chicago education professor Bill Ayers. Outside of Chicago, Ayers is best known as a domestic terrorist who operated in the in the late 1960s and 1970s as one of founders, leaders and reputed bomb builders and designers of the Weather Underground.

    The Annenberg Foundation (yes the same parent group that funds FactCheck.org and misrepresented Obama's Second Amendment record), provided the Challenge with a charter grant of $49.2 million in 1995, and the Challenge raises and spend more than $100 million in total with Barack Obama as the CAC Chairman. The tens of millions of dollars raised by the foundation was funneled not into proven educational programs, but laundered into grants for radical left wing organizations that spent the money on efforts to agitate and indoctrinate students and their families to use them as cannon fodder in a battle Ayers and his ideological allies were having over the fate of Chicago's public schools with the teachers union and school administrators. By any measure--and most tellingly by the Challenge's own research arm--the challenge was a educational failure.

    The failure of Chicago Annenberg Challenge under Barack Obama and it's laundering of funds to further the goals of aging radicals instead improving the Chicago Public Schools as was their promise, has been avoided as much as possible by most media organizations who don't want to jeopardize his candidacy with the inconvenient record of his failure as an executive.

    Barack Obama's willingness to scheme in an attempt to corrupt scholarship and deceive the Supreme Court, his role in laundering money to aging terrorists (while stealing the education promised to a generation of schoolchildren), and current bid impose totalitarian free speech restrictions (more here) indicates that Barack Obama is precisely the kind of deceptive authoritarian thug liberals claim to see and hate in President George W. Bush.

    Barack Obama has thus far spent nearly unimaginable amounts of money in an attempt to wrest control of the First and Second Amendments. If he becomes President in November, will any of the Constitution be safe?

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 06:26 AM | Comments (7)

    October 07, 2008

    Did Ayer's Write Obama's Autobiography?

    Author and occasional book doctor/ghostwriter Jack Cahill is making an interesting case that Barack Obama did not write Dreams From My Father.

    As if that wasn't an explosive enough charge, Cahill makes the case that Bill Ayers was the ghostwriter of Dreams, and notes many similarities between Obama's book, and Ayer's quasi-fictional book released at roughly the same time about his role as a terrorist in the Weather Underground, Fugitive Days.

    A taste from one of the six articles Cahill has written on the topic thus far.

    Dreams melds two styles: one, a long-winded accounting of conversations and events, polished just well enough to pass muster; the second, a fierce, succinct and tightly coiled analysis of the events that have been related.

    Fugitive Days is fierce, succinct and tightly coiled throughout. It lacks the sometimes tedious fluff of Dreams and is the better book.

    In the way of background, Ayers and Obama both grew up in comfortable white households and have struggled to find an identity as righteous black men ever since.

    Just as Obama resisted "the pure and heady breeze of privilege" to which he was exposed as a child, Ayers too resisted "white skin privilege" or at least tried to.

    "I also thought I was black," says Ayers only half-jokingly. He read all the books Obama did—James Baldwin, Leroi Jones, Richard Wright, The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

    As proof of his righteousness, Ayers named his first son "Malik" after the newly Islamic Malcolm X and the second son "Zayd" after Zayd Shakur, a Black Panther killed in a shootout that claimed the life of a New Jersey State Trooper.

    Tellingly, Ayers, like Obama, began his careers as a self-described "community organizer," Ayers in inner-city Cleveland, Obama in inner-city Chicago.

    "They talked into the night about children, welfare, schools, crime, rent, gangs, the problems and the life of a neighborhood," Ayers tells us of the poor black folks he tried to organize. Dreams is filled with such encounters.

    I don't think that Cahill makes a conclusive case as some have suggested (and he appears to be a bit "off" in som of his other work), but he does make a plausible case here, certainly establishing that the literate terrorist had the shared experiences necessary to step in and provide the words Obama could not find on his own.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:30 AM | Comments (71)

    The Man Who Controls Barack Obama

    Just a month out from the 2008 Presidential elections, someone at CNN finally to a long, sober look at the carefully choreographed rise of Barack Obama through the staggeringly corrupt world of Chicago politics and thought, " My God, what have we done?"

    The resulting panicked report is brutally factual.

    Ace has more on the Obama-Ayers relationship. Roger Simon has more on Charles Manson-groupie Bernadine Dohrn's celebrity. I've got more on Obama-Ayers-Dohrn. Hell, I've got an even more damning article I haven't even posted yet that ties it all together.

    The take-away?

    If Bill Ayer's hands were any further up Barack Obama's backside, we'd have to change the Senator's name to Lambchop.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 12:45 AM | Comments (9)

    October 06, 2008

    "Obama Youth" Teacher Suspended

    Remember these guys?

    via Fox News:

    A middle school teacher in Missouri was suspended Monday for putting a video on YouTube of his students chanting lines from Barack Obama speeches and wearing military fatigues.

    The video, called "Obama Youth -- Junior Fraternity Regiment," was posted by a YouTube user named "keepitwildtv" on Oct. 2. The school learned the video was on the Internet and took action against the teacher Monday morning.

    Joyce McGautha, superintendent of the Urban Community Leadership Academy, a charter school for students in fifth through ninth grades in Kansas City, Mo., said that the video was probably taken last May during the Junior Fraternity's morning meeting at the school.

    She would not disclose the teacher's name. "At this time because of the legal action that we'll probably have to take against the teacher, I'm not going to give his name," McGautha said.

    You just know that at this moment, Barack Obama is fighting the overwhelming urge to funnel the teacher some misappropriated grant money.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 04:41 PM | Comments (32)

    Obama, Ayers, and Dohrn, Oh My

    The ties between Barack Obama and terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn go back over 21 years.

    The long and short of it? Barack Obama knew, and knew well, that Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were terrorists when he met them. He just didn't care.

    Roger Simon has more on Dohrn's celebrity.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 12:21 PM | Comments (40)

    Obama's Attempt to Undermine The Constitution

    While at the left-wing Joyce Foundation, Barack Obama was part of a plot to subvert the Constitution by corrupting legal scholarship with the goal of conning the Supreme Court into destroying the Second Amendment.

    This isn't an op-ed. This is fact.

    Barack Obama has a lot in common with the goals of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. He just prefers to use laundered grant money instead of bombs.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 08:15 AM | Comments (10)

    Pro-Obama Group Runs Fraudulent Video

    Stay classy, Obots:

    A video released by the Jewish Council for Education & Research which appeared to show several retired senior IDF and Mossad officials supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has proven to be misleading, with a number of officials who appeared in the video saying on Monday that their words were taken out of context.

    "It's not only misleading, it was an interview about what the next president was going to have to deal with," former deputy chief of staff Maj.-Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan told The Jerusalem Post. "And to know that they used this interview and took five seconds, and put me in a list of people praising Barack Obama…

    The video:

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 06:39 AM | Comments (1)

    October 04, 2008

    More Indoctrinated "Obama Youth"

    The pseudo-militant look of step-dancing in this video, combined with the old-style military woodland BDUs, is going to frighten those unfamiliar with stepping, though it shouldn't. In and of itself, it is an awesome form of dance to watch.

    The stepping, combined with the cultish fanaticism focusing on Obama, however, is going to freak some people out.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 12:53 PM | Comments (74)

    October 02, 2008

    Biden-Palin Debate Reaction

    As has become something of a tendency, I listened to tonight's Vice Presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden on CNN, glancing occasionally at the reaction of their undecided voters, while splitting eyeball time between Ace's liveblog and the body language of the candidates.

    Frankly, I was impressed with Biden. Given his recent history of unforced errors and obvious gaffes, not to mention his tendency to overestimate his own intelligence and speak condescendingly to his opponents, I thought there was perhaps a 10-percent chance he would meltdown, and instead, he put together a solid performance.

    Palin, however, clearly won the debate, thanks no doubt to a clever media that has spent the last few weeks belittling and attacking her as some sort of unschooled fanatical hick. By showing up and more than holding her own against expectations, she outpointed Biden convincingly.

    Granted, this probably doesn't matter.

    Probably.

    The media either will spin the debate as a draw, or they will minimize a Palin victory. Also, Veep debates don't usually have much of a long-term impacts on an election.

    But Palin's win—and it was a clear win—does help re-energize conservatives, and it will reassure voters leaning towards McCain that she does indeed have the ability to handle herself, and if needed, the country.

    At least some of those voters now comfortable that Sarah Palin could lead if called upon are also going to note that she has more executive experience and proven leadership experience than Barack Obama, the man who leads the opposing ticket.

    The media will try to make sure that message doesn't get out, but it doesn't make the freshman Senator's paper-thin resume any more impressive.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 10:42 PM | Comments (62)

    The Communist's Son Lectures on "Patriotism"

    One reason I so loathe progressives is their sincere belief that the power of government is more inspiring than the power of the individual.

    Speaking in Michigan this morning, Barack Obama just gave a speech—I wish I had the exact quote—where he used the analogy of a factory worker in Michigan, "a grown man" losing his job and losing his pension because of a tough economy, and declared it "unpatriotic."

    Unpatriotic?

    Perhaps the son of an African communist who never stepped onto the shores of the continental United States until he was an adult, who then thrust himself into further radicalization through left-wing university indoctrination, radical foundations, Marxist activist groups, a racist cult, and the most corrupt political machine in modern America, shouldn't be lecturing America on patriotism.

    In Barack Obama's America, the government will provide for your every basic need. Your medical care will be determined, regulated, and provided by the government. Your job may or may not be be a government job, and you might opt not even to have one. You'll be able to get by with generous government assistance, and with taxes going ever higher, the impetus to work hard for what the government will give most of for free will be gone.

    Besides, why should we work hard to get rich, when Obama taxes the rich to death? It's far better that we all just exist, than see any of us excel.

    That is the real promise of Barack Obama's vision, the death of American exceptionalism.

    The spirit of America "to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield" was not a change that generations of foreign potentates and peons could believe in. As time moves forward their societies continue to moulder and rot from within, they proclaim their sophistication and culture and pray for an America that wasn't so brash and successful.

    It's far easier for them to root for us to fall down to their level than it is to try to rise to ours. They love Barack Obama, because they think he'll make us more like them. He brings the promised comfort of shared mediocrity.

    Barack Obama's supporters claim that he can be all things to all people if they simply believe. There is a word for that. Barack Obama is running as a placebo. He is a sugar pill wrapped in a bit of bitter to give it some authenticity, but he's not real medicine. He's never cured anything, and makes some conditions far more dire.

    If he's elected the ills that plague the American economy will only get worse, and they'll get worse quickly. During the first Presidential debate, the candidate from Chicago who brags of new and larger government agencies could not think of one government program he's trim to tighten the government's belt during the present economic crisis... not one.

    H doesn't understand our capitalist economy, but then, he doesn't understand America.

    Barack Obama doesn't understand America because he's spent most of his lifeeither outside of it, or embracing those inside it who would see it destroyed.

    He held his first political fundraiser in the home of a friends, as most infant politicians do. His friends however, are no ordinary friends. Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn hate America, and hate capitalism.

    They hated America enough—and loved communism so much—that Dorhn and her fellow radicals traveled to Cuba (PDF) to meet with Cuban and North Vietnamese communists during the height of the Vietnam War in order to learn to wage war against the United States.

    They hated America enough to then formally declare war upon it, and during the course of their war, they led a group that bombed government buildings, murdered law enforcement officers, firebombed the home of a judge with his children inside, and plotted a domestic terror strike against the U.S. Army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey, that was only thwarted when the bombers set off on of the nail-studded pipe-bombs they were building by mistake.

    Ayers and Dorhn and other radicals never gave up their war to overthrow out way of life, they simply recruited younger radicals and began a more subversive campaign, using the despot's favorite target of indoctrinating a nation's youth.

    Bill Ayers wrote the grant proposal for the Chicago Annenburg Challenge, and brought along the community organizer son of a Kenyan communist to be the figurehead chairman of the board. A loyal follower of leftist radicals, Obama used his position to funnel more than $100 million of grant money meant for the education of Chicago schoolchildren into radical agitation and indoctrination efforts led by Communists such as Ayers and Mike Klonsky.

    Communism is the goal, socialism under the name of the Che-loving "progressive" wing of the Democratic Party is merely a steeping stone, and woe be unto those who would utter these truths.

    Smears, intimidation, and threats are the order of the day, and Obama doesn't even have any real power, yet. I have faith that the American people will recognize Barack Obama for what he is and what he chooses to be, and decides to send him back to be the mediocre Senator he was always meant to be.

    Warts and all, we love America, because it will allow us to fail, time and again before we eventually suceed. You can make mistakes, pick yourself up, and chase your dreams, again and again and again until you get it right. In no other country on earth can a man so easily turn nothinginto unimaginable wealth through hard work, ingenuity, and a little luck. This guy's blog just turned him into a multi-millionaire overnight; another serial entrepreneur I spoke with on the phone earlier this week has dreams just as big, creating an entire business niche where none existed before.

    This is American excellence in action. These are people who drive America. They are what make this country great, the first, and the leader in so many fields.

    Barack Obama? Barack Obama wants to change all that.

    Barack Obama is a false prophet preaching the shared mediocrity that he learned sitting for 20+ years in the pews of a radical church that hates what it calls "middleclassness." He is a man who has been an associate of a known domestic terrorist for 21 years, and who helped him funnel more than $100 million to indoctrination efforts to undermine Chicago's schools.

    Barack Obama has never known the real heart of America outside the self-hating radicalism he so quickly embraced when he finally got here.

    Lecture us on Patriotism, sir?

    I think not.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 12:58 PM | Comments (14)

    October 01, 2008

    A Scene From Saving Private Palin

    Caparzo: 'Hey, Mellish, look at this. An Obama Youth knife.'
    Mellish: (jokingly) 'And now it's a moose skinner, right?'

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 10:40 AM | Comments (8)

    Kindernacht Pulled, Apparently in Disgrace

    The creepy "grassroots" video of children singing Obama's praises that turns out to have been the production of Hollywood film industry professionals has proven sufficiently embarrassing to Dear Leader, and has been pulled down.

    Luckily, there are at least one copy of it still online, at least until the Obama Truth Squads exert a copyright infringement threat. Watch it again while you can, because it will be disappeared soon.

    And for all of you that noticed, yes, it does have freakishly obvious parallels to another disturbing cult of personality.

    Posted by Confederate Yankee at 09:46 AM | Comments (15)