Yemeni Imprisoned Journalist Abdul-Karim al-Khaiwani Freed From Jail!

Remember the online petition to free Yemini journalist Abdul-Karim al-Khaiwani that circulated the internet, last spring? Well, all of the attention that that media efforts garnered finally worked.

Yemini news blogger, and Cotillion sister, Jane Novak of Armies Of Liberation reported yesterday:

Yemen’s president Ali Abduallah Saleh has ordered the release of imprisoned journalist, Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani, the opposition “Al-Eshteraki” is reporting. Mr. Al-Khaiwani, a noted regime critic, received a six year sentence in June, on purported “terror” charges. A global campaign eventually merged the efforts of 37 journalists organizations, Yemeni activists, American bloggers and civil rights groups. Al-Khaiwani was awarded Amnesty International’s Human Rights Media Award after his imprisonment in recognition of his work covering the humanitarian costs of a little known conflict in Yemen’s northern Sa’ada province.

And today, that order for release has been confirmed. Al-Khaiwani has been set free!

Congratulations to Jane Novak, and all the other bloggers and civil rights groups who worked so hard for this outcome. Most of all, congratulations to al-Khaiwani, himself.

Dingy Harry And Obama Unite On Financial Crisis:’No Presidential Politics’

Sneers and Ears

When John McCain suspended his campaignon Wednesday to work on emergency legislation in congress, I assumed that Obama would follow suit, especially in light of his reputation (in his own mind) as a “uniter” who can get things done.

Here’s what Obama said on 60 Minutes just a few days ago:

(on camera): Why do you think you’d be a good president?

OBAMA: Well, I think that when you think about the challenges we face, these are challenges that require us to look forward and not backwards.

(CROSSTALK)

KROFT: Why you? I mean, why do you think you would be a good president?

OBAMA: Well, I was going to get to that.

KROFT: Go ahead.

OBAMA: You know, I’m a, I’m a practical person. One of the things I’m good at is getting people in a room with a bunch of different ideas who sometimes violently disagree with each other and finding common ground and a sense of common direction. And that’s the kind of approach that I think prevents you from making some of the enormous mistakes that we’ve seen over the last eight years.

So what does Obama do when he has a chance to show his awesome ability to unite during this financial crisis?

He punts.

“What is important is that we don’t suddenly infuse Capitol Hill with presidential politics.”

He has every intention of going to the debate  in Mississippi on Fri., as planned, and when pressed, he says:

“If I can be helpful, then I am prepared to be anywhere at any time”.

Meanwhile,when McCain  phoned the graceless Harry Reid to ask about the prospect of him, Obama, and others working on the proposal, the Dingy one had a statement ready for him:

“This is a critical time for our country,” says the Reid statement. “While I appreciate that both candidates have signaled their willingness to help, Congress and the administration have a process in place to reach a solution to this unprecedented financial crisis. I understand that the candidates are putting together a joint statement at Sen. Obama’s suggestion.  But it would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation’s economy.  If that changes, we will call upon them.  We need leadership; not a campaign photo op. If there were ever a time for both candidates to hold a debate before the American people about this serious challenge, it is now.”

Apparently, McCain was speechless:

A source close to Reid said McCain didn’t have much to say after that. Reid, the source says, thinks McCain’s maneuver is a gimmick born from bad poll numbers and the fact that “debate prep must not be going very well.”

McCain senior adviser Mark Salter emailed this to Jake Tapper

“Yesterday, Harry Reid said that consensus couldn’t be achieved without John McCain’s leadership. John stepped up and is providing that leadership. Now Senator Reid seems to have changed his mind for reasons we’ll let him explain. But what he should understand is that this isn’t about Harry Reid or John McCain or Barack Obama. It’s about the American people and, in the words of Warren Buffet, the financial Pearl Harbor they’re facing. John’s committed to doing his part to help avert that calamity. We hope Senator Reid is too.”

Just when you think Dingy Harry can’t get any dingier…he proves you wrong!

Reid sneered at McCain’s plans to cancel his campaigning — including his participation in Friday night’s debate — to return to the Capitol to work on the Wall Street bailout bill.

“It appears to me John McCain is trying to divert attention to his failing campaign,” said Reid. “He can spare an hour and a half of his time and participate in that debate.”

Reid re-told the story ABC News reported earlier, that McCain called Reid to offer his help and Reid read him the statement he’d already issued, implying McCain’s plans were nothing more than “a campaign photo op.”

“With all due respect to my friend John McCain,” said Reid — showing not a great deal of respect for a man who is not necessarily his friend — “we’re doing just fine. This should not have presidential politics doing here.”

Ed Morrissey thinks he knows what’s going on:

…this gambit from Reid is really transparent.  He wanted McCain on the hook so that Reid could blame McCain for the political fallout.  When McCain called Reid’s bluff — and that’s what appears to have happened here — Reid did what Reid always does: retreat.

When I think of the slimy, dirty, dishonest politics the Dems insist on playing, even during times of crisis…and great challenge, my blood boils. Harry Reid is one hateful old coot.

Finally, it took a call from President Bush,to get Obama to agree to go to Washington.

However, Obama still intends to attend the debate Friday evening, even though McCain, apparently won’t be there.

UPDATE:

Apparently, Obama plansto hold some kind of half-assed town hall meeting at Ol’ Mississippi, if McCain fails to show, which is  rich, since Obama, after crowing that he would debate McCain “anytime, anywhere”, declined McCain’s offer to do a series of town hall styled debates, last summer.

I guess he feels much more confident doing it alone. Classic liberalism on display…. competition – BAD.

Allahpundit argues that this puts pressure on McCain to make it, rather than “hand The One a 90-minute campaign commercial in front of a national audience”.

True. But doesn’t Obama start to look more and more like the odious, self-absorbed, jackass that he is, by pulling this?

UPDATE II:

Ace:

DEMOCRATS TANKING DEAL IN ORDER TO PIN FAILURE ON JOHN McCAIN

My God, what despicable scoundrels.

I’m sure the media is dutifully reporting the transparent lies.

I’ve been meaning to do a long post about the huge handicaps Republicans have to overcome every election year, from the openly liberal biased media, to the voter fraud, to the smear campaigns, whole constituencies bought and payed for…It’s getting harder and harder to overcome.

Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #47

Paul Murdoch channels Allahpundit

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Two years ago Allahpundit (who works for Michelle Malkin) made a very strange judgment. He accepted that the original Crescent of Embrace design for the Flight 93 memorial pointed roughly to Mecca (to be exact, it points within 2 degrees of Mecca), but said that worrying about the orientation of the crescent reeked of “truther-iness.”

“A good rule of thumb,” said Allah:

if you need a protractor to properly express your outrage, you’ve probably gone too far.

Orientation on Mecca may sound esoteric, but it is certainly not esoteric to Muslims, who are supposed to face Mecca five times a day for prayer, and often carry special compasses for that purpose.

In particular, a crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a mihrab, and is the central feature around which every mosque is built. (Some mihrabs are pointed arch shaped, but the archetypical mihrab is crescent shaped.) This isn’t merely suspicious, like learning to fly airliners without learning how to land. It is the discovered enemy objective: to stab a terrorist memorial mosque into the heartland of America.

How can anyone be surprised? As our blogburst logo shows, the original crescent design was a bare naked crescent and star flag. For Allah to dismiss ADDITIONAL Islamic symbol shapes as coincidence is like seeing the second airplane fly into the Trade Center and saying: “Well now it HAS to be an accident.”

Allahpundit seems to have forgotten the defining quality of the 9-11 truth morons. It isn’t that their claims seem esoteric or even outlandish. It is that their claims are FALSE, and in most cases are revealed by the simplest fact-checking to be blatantly dishonest as well. The truthers are self-conscious purveyors of malicious disinformation, a la Michael Moore.

In contrast, everything we are saying about the flight 93 memorial is TRUE, and is easily verified to be true just by examining the official design drawings.

● The plans specify 44 translucent memorial blocks to be emplaced along the flight path, matching the number of passengers, crew AND terrorists. Just open up the design drawings and count. (The flight path symbolically breaks our harmonious circle according to architect Paul Murdoch, turning it into a giant crescent. Go figure.)

● The 93 foot Tower of Voices will be topped with yet another Islamic shaped crescent. Just look:

40 tortured souls, 60%

The symbolic lives of the 40 heroes literally dangle down below the symbolic Islamic heavens, projected against the sky above. Not a lot of different possible meanings here.

● The 9/11 date is to be inscribed on a separate section of Memorial Wall that is centered on the bisector of the giant crescent, which is the exact position of the star on an Islamic flag. The date goes to the terrorists.

● Etcetera ad nauseum, and architect Paul Murdoch proves that all of it is intentional by repeating every Islamic and terrorist memorializing feature in the Tower of Voices part of the memorial. (2 minute animation showing the repeated Mecca orientations here.)

How many airplanes have to hit the Flight 93 memorial before a few of our heavy hitters can admit that MAYBE it is not just an accident? Can we at least agree that the Park Service should be exposed for lying through their teeth about these facts?

If we could get word out to the public just about the Mecca orientation of the crescent, Murdoch’s plot would probably be kaput, especially given the numerous denials the Memorial Project has issued in the last year and a half. But getting even the most basic facts out is terribly difficult when it isn’t just the mainstream media that won’t report the facts, but even people like Michelle Malkin are remaining silent, after taking a leading role in raising the initial alarm.

The loss of her powerful voice is hard enough, but there is also the seeming implication. Even the most internet savvy conservatives–the people we most need to reach to have any hope of stopping this–presume that if Michelle is not still objecting to the Flight 93 memorial, it must be okay now.

It is NOT okay. It is a thorough-going memorial to the terrorists. As Tom Burnett Sr. (father of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett Jr.) keeps urging, we have to “do something,” as his son got up and did something. We have to stop this re-hijacked Flight 93 before it reaches its destination.

If Michelle is going to hand such an important portfolio to Allah, doesn’t he have an obligation to check a few facts before smearing fellow conservatives as truther-like? Allah and Michelle are good friends and much beloved for their excellent judgment and hard work. There is no anger here. Just an appeal for both to take another look. Paul Murdoch has even provided a fitting pretext, if any is needed.

In an interview two weeks ago, Murdoch re-labeled the tips of his crescent structure the same way that Allah proposed two years ago, yielding a more extended crescent that no longer points to Mecca. Murdoch is channeling you Allah, but where you were merely ignorant, he is being deceptive.

Where are the breaks in the circle?

In 2006, Allah posted a graphic from Alec Rawls that used orientation lines to show how the defining points of the Mecca-oriented crescent are unchanged in the Circle of Embrace redesign:

Allah's post of my Crescent-Bowl comparison

Original Crescent of Embrace design, left, points to Mecca. The flight path can be seen coming down from the upper left corner of the image, breaking the circle at the upper crescent tip.

Every particle of that original Crescent of Embrace design remains completely intact in the Circle of Embrace redesign. The original crescent tips are still there, yielding the same Mecca oriented crescent. Allah, however, suggested that the orientation of the crescent HAD been changed:

Alec's Crescent-Bowl comparison, with Allah's blue orientation lines.

In blue: Allahpundit’s proposed orientation lines for the Circle of Embrace redesign.

If you don’t know that the theme of the whole design is the flight path breaking the circle at the original upper crescent tip, and you don’t notice that there is still a gap in the circle at the original upper crescent tip, you can get Allah’s altered orientation for the Circle redesign, no longer pointing to Mecca.

Murdoch, of course, knows the theme of his own design (being the first one to articulate it publicly). Still, pretending that the breaks in the circle have been changed is a useful dodge, and Murdoch employed it the other week.

Asked if the circle in the Circle of Embrace redesign depicts a broken circle, as critics claim, Murdoch said that the circle breaks when it reaches the sacred ground:

The edge of the sacred ground “breaks” the circular perimeter of the bowl to give it the prominence it deserves as the focal point of the entire park and the final resting place of the 40 heroes.

The Sacred Ground is the yellow-colored area in the graphics above. By acknowledging only the break at the sacred ground, Murdoch is suggesting that the tips of the crescent come up to yellow area on both sides, just as Allah drew.

The Park service website, however, goes on to identify another break as well, the original break at the upper tip of the original crescent design, where the flight path crosses the circle:

The trees surrounding this “circle of embrace” are missing in two places; first, where the flight path of the plane went overhead (which is the location of the planned memorial overlook and visitor center), and second, where the plane crashed at the Sacred Ground (depicted by a ceremonial gate and pathway into the Sacred Ground). In summary, the memorial is shaped in a circular fashion, and the circle is symbolically “broken” or missing trees in two places, depicting the flight path of the plane, and the crash site…

In his interview, Murdoch does not just fail to mention the symbolic breaking of the circle at the original upper crescent tip, but offers an alternative description of the Entry Portal structure:

The entrance moves through the circular edge along the flight path, so as visitors enter they will be aligned with United Flight 93 through their own experience.

Sorry Murdoch, and Allah, but this passage through the original upper crescent tip does not just show the path of Flight 93. It explicitly symbolizes the flight path smashing our harmonious circle and turning it into the giant (Islamic shaped) crescent.

The flight path breaks the circle, 80%

Entry Portal walkway follows the flight path through the Entry Portal walls, symbolizing the breaking of the circle, according to the Park Service itself.

Allah’s blue orientation lines are WRONG. The crescent is the unbroken part of the circle, which was not altered in the so-called redesign. All they did was add an extra arc of trees that explicitly represents a broken off part of the circle. Can Allah please post a correction?

It points to Washington

What made Allah throw up his hands was our further claim that the asymmetric crescent of memorial groves at the back of the full Crescent of Embrace points to the White House. But this too is TRUE, and if you look at Murdoch’s plan, there is very clear reason for it.

Murdoch constantly provides proof that his possible Islamic and terrorist memorializing structure are intentional, often by repetition. The purpose of the White House orientation is to prove that his drawing of only 38 Memorial Groves, instead of the advertised 40, is not a mistake.

The giant crescent represents the symbolic Islamic heavens. Since the crescent of Memorial Groves is part of the full crescent, Murdoch cannot actually memorialize the 40 infidels there and still have a proper mosque. Thus Murdoch has to PROVE that the 38 groves are intended to memorialize someone else.

Notice that the 38 groves can be seen as a set of 19 nested crescents, ranging in length from 38 groves down to two. That is one for each 9/11 hijacker. How can this intent be proved? First, Murdoch proves intent by repetition. The Tower of Voices is also surrounded by a set of 19 nested crescents:

TowerCrescentsSmall

Paul Murdoch’s detail view of the Tower of Voices. Click for larger image.

The nested crescents of memorial groves establish the precedent that arcs of trees as short as two are to be counted as crescents. Using this rule, there are 19 nested crescents in the Tower array.

That is not enough proof for Murdoch, who provides redundant proof of intent for ALL of his Islamic and terrorist memorializing features. To provide additional proof that the 38 groves are to be seen as 19 nested crescents, Murdoch takes advantage of the fact that crescents have orientation, via either the bisector of the crescent, or by a line across the crescent tips. He positions his crescent of groves so that a line across the tips of any of the 19 nested crescents points to the White House:

Crash-SiteToWhiteHouse45%

19 nested crescents, all pointing to the target that the Flight 93 terrorists were trying to destroy.

The White House sits at about the “i” in Washington in this Yahoo map. The other possible target of Flight 93, the Capitol Building, is also nearby, but Higher resolution analysis suggests that the crescent tip line points closer to the White House.

Repeated symbolic damnation

Does anyone want to think that all this is coincidence too: the two missing groves, the White House orientation, the second set of 19 nested crescents in the Tower array? “Wow. A dozen airplanes flying into the Trade Towers. That’s really got to be an accident now. That many airplanes just couldn’t be on purpose!”

No, what they can’t be is an accident. Paul Murdoch is dead serious about proving that he has designed a proper terrorist memorial mosque. THAT is why the Memorial Groves point to the White House. And it isn’t just the Memorial Groves. EVERY depiction of the 40 heroes has an opposite hidden meaning, proved by repetition.

Those 40 wind chimes, one for each of the heroes, all literally dangling down below the symbolic Islamic heavens projected in the sky above? That’s symbolic damnation.

So too with the 40 blocks inscribed with the 40 names. All four of the “extra” translucent blocks on the flight path are located within the symbolic Islamic heavens. The three inscribed with the 9/11 date are inscribed as placed the star on the Islamic crescent and star flag, while the 44th sits at the upper crescent tip (where the flight path breaks the circle).

In contrast, the 40 blocks inscribed with the names of the heroes are all further down the flight path, down below the Islamic star and hence symbolically cast out of the symbolic Islamic heavens, which again implies damnation.

All of this has a very clear purpose. If the memorial actually honored the 40 infidels it could not be a proper mosque. According to the Koran (9.18), mosques are not to be defiled by infidel presence. Depictions of victory over the infidel are of course allowed.

Allahpundit is not the only one who thinks that TOO MANY suspicious features somehow imply coincidence. The Memorial Project says the exact same thing. They know that the Mecca orientation claim is accurate. They know that ALL of our factual claims are accurate and admit it in private conversation, but have decided that the very outlandishness of all somehow implies that it has to be coincidence.

Flight 93 is supposed to be the symbol of our woken vigilance. We are supposed to be alert now to the nature of the Islamic terrorists who are waging war against us: that they hide amongst us, pretending to be trustworthy friends. Have the truthers actually succeeded in stripping the nation of that lesson, making us loathe to witness evidence of conspiracy?

9/11 was one of the most elaborate conspiracies in history (by al Qaeda, not by the Bush administration). We can’t just unlearn that lesson, and be blind to evidence of conspiracy in hopes of staying as far as possible from those who present phony evidence of conspiracy.

To make sense, one must follow the evidence wherever it leads. That is what the truthers DON’T do. The problem isn’t that they are pushing conspiracy theories, it is that they aren’t honest. Ignoring the facts in an anti-conspiracy direction does not make one opposite to the truthers, but makes one similar, as Allah darn well ought to know.

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Wednesday’s Hero: Yeoman 3rd Class Margret Ueberlauer

Yeoman 3rd Class Margret Ueberlauer


Yeoman 3rd Class Margret Ueberlauer hands out toys to HIV infected children during a community relations project at the Camillian Center in Pattaya, Thailand. The USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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By: Indian Chris Right Wing & Right Minded

Speaking Of Hubris….

Does Obama have any idea how this makes him look? Do the Democrats know what they’re doing?

Democrats have begun striking coins with Barack Obama’s profile — and already proclaiming him President:

The coins already sold to the Democrats will be presented to the senators, congressmen, governors and other politicians they are being given to within the next two weeks.

There will also be a television advertising campaign launched in the US.

Let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and take a look at some more glaring examples of Obama’s hubris:

First there were the posters:

Then:

the faux-leather-bound collector’s edition DVD of the “More Perfect Union” speech. A piece of oratory ripe for canonization at the age of just three months:

then there was…

The Presidential seal:

then…

“O Force One” with the Obama logo replacing the American flag on the tail:

and the presidential chair:

then…

Obama’s speech in Berlin:

This is pretty extraordinary. A candidate for the American Presidency is using flyers printed in German to turn people out for his campaign rally in Berlin on Thursday. This flyer can be found on a bilingual page on BarackObama.com advertising the event … The German flyers bear Obama’s campaign logo and say “Paid for by Obama for America.” …

Then:

The official “Yes We Can” Obama Music CD:

And finally, The Barackopolis:

Never in the history of this country have we seen such a display of confidence, and preening narcissism in a candidate running for higher office.

It begs the question…

Why is Obama so sure of himself?

Obama’s Bizarre Statement on Ahmadinejad’s UN Remarks

What. the. hell?

Below is a Statement from Senator Barack Obama on President Ahmadinejad’s Remarks:

“I strongly condemn President Ahmadinejad’s outrageous remarks at the United Nations, and am disappointed that he had a platform to air his hateful and anti-Semitic views. The threat from Iran’s nuclear program is grave. Now is the time for Americans to unite on behalf of the strong sanctions that are needed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime.

Is this the same guy who not too long ago said that as President, he would meet unconditionally with Ahmadinejad? Now, all of a sudden, he’s John Bolton’s mustache on steroids?

It’s sure getting crowded under that bus.

Okay…here’s where it gets really confusing:

“Once again, I call upon Senator McCain to join me in supporting a bipartisan bill to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by allowing states and private companies to divest from companies doing business in Iran.

The security of our ally Israel is too important to play partisan politics, and it is deeply disappointing that Senator McCain and a few of his allies in Congress feel otherwise,” said Senator Barack Obama.

Anybody know what the hell he’s talking about? He brought up this “bipartisan bill” when he spoke before AIPAC back in June:

I introduced legislation over a year ago that would encourage states and the private sector to divest from companies that do business in Iran. This bill has bipartisan support, but for reasons that I’ll let him explain, Senator McCain never signed on. Meanwhile, an anonymous Senator is blocking the bill. It is time to pass this into law so that we can tighten the squeeze on the Iranian regime. We should also pursue other unilateral sanctions that target Iranian banks and assets.

In July, Senators Christopher Dodd, and Richard Shelby cranked out an improved bipartisan bill that expanded sanctions against Iran:

Says Dodd: “Iran’s missile tests last week underscore its serious threat to our allies and interests in the region. This bipartisan bill strengthens economic sanctions against Iran, and authorizes divestment from companies that do business with Iran’s key oil sector to increase pressure on its government to meet the demands of the international community.  It also helps to prevent the illegal diversion of sensitive U.S. technologies to Iran.”

Later that week, when he was in Israel, Obama made that memorable gaffe where he claimed he was on the Banking Committee:

Responding to an Israeli reporter’s question Wednesday on his commitment to protect the Jewish state, Barack Obama pointed to a bill “we passed” in the U.S. Senate Banking Committee that tightens sanctions and authorizes divestment from Iran.

“Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee – which is my committee - a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon,” Obama said at a press conference in Sderot, Israel.

Later his campaign said he meant it was his bill. He was tired. But it wasn’t his bill. It was the Dodd-Shelby Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2008 which contains some provisions of the bill submitted by Obama.

Now we find:

On September 11, 2008, Senators Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Shelby (R-AL) submitted their “Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2008” as an amendment (S.AMDT.5485) to the Fiscal Year 2009 Nation Defense Authorization Act (S. 3001).

It is unclear whether the Senate will consider the amendment. According to an article in CongressNow, “Democrats may delay consideration of the Defense authorization bill until next week after gridlock on amendments stalled progress on the legislation” on September 11. Although Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had hoped to finish the bill by yesterday,

So now, he has the nerve to chastise Senators for their Senate wrangling, after taking  credit for the legislation coming out of “his” committee, back in July?

Hubris.

Powerful: Catholic Vote Ad

See if you can guess which Presidential candidate they prefer:

Here’s the Catholic Vote.Com website, (which I just added to my blogroll).

Hat tip: Hot Air

Rush Launches “Operation S.O.B.”

“SAVE OUR BIDEN”

“Oh! God love ya…what am I talkin’ about”?

Biden, on the trail with a fresh new set of gaffes under his belt, has Rush saying, “We’ve got to keep this guy on the Obama campaign”.

We’ve all seen the wild internet rumors. We’ve all seen the viral email, Rush more than anyone. He says his inbox is overflowing with this email:

“On or about October 5th, Biden will excuse himself from the ticket,
citing health problems, and he will be replaced by Hillary.  This is timed
to occur after the VP debate on 10/2.
There have been talks all weekend about how to proceed with this info.
Generally, the feeling is that we should all go ahead and get it out there
to as many blog sites and personal email lists as is possible.  I have
already seen a few short blurbs about this – the ‘health problem’ cited in
those articles was aneurysm.  Probably many of you have heard the same
rumblings.”

The Maharushie is clearly concerned, hence the need for a new operation to prevent “The Gaffemaster” from being thrown under the bus:

Stay tuned…I will relay instructions to the VRWC as soon as they become clear.

UPDATE:

Here’s what El Rushbo said on his show, yesterday:

Obama is the next target for a bailout, I am convinced.  Now, let me set this up.  I’m sure that quite a few of you who are spending any time at all on the computer have received what I have received a gazillion times.  By the way, as a little heads up, those of you out there who receive things in e-mail, these flash blast e-mails that go out: If you think I haven’t seen it yet, change your mind. By the time you see it, I have seen it so many times, I have practically thrown the computer up against the wall.  You don’t need to forward these things to me.  I am a magnet for this stuff.  Anyway, the latest going around is this flash e-mail sent by somebody claiming to have inside information at the DNC that the Democrat National Committee and Obama have gotten together and they have decided to get rid of Biden.

October 5th is the day that they’re going to get rid of Biden, and the reason they’re going to get rid of him — the excuse that they will use — is that Biden will declare a medical emergency of some kind. You know, he once had an aneurysm that they caught in time and were able to have surgery on.  If something like this happens, folks, it’s not going to be medical, because that would impact his Senate service.  If he comes up with something medical to disqualify him as Barry’s running mate then how does he go back to the Senate?  What I have heard, and I don’t put any stock in it — well, I haven’t put any stock in it, until today.  These gaffes just keep mounting up here.  And some of them really don’t make any sense.  I mean Biden out there ripping one of Obama’s own ads?

Stanley Kurtz On The Obama/Ayers Partnership

His final report on  Obama and Ayers’ work together on The Annenberg project is in, and it’s a devastating indictment of Obama’s radical leftism, and poor judgment.

William Ayers was not just “a guy who lived in his neighborhood.”:

One unsettled question is how Mr. Obama, a former community organizer fresh out of law school, could vault to the top of a new foundation? In response to my questions, the Obama campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. Ayers had nothing to do with Obama’s “recruitment” to the board. The statement says Deborah Leff and Patricia Albjerg Graham (presidents of other foundations) recruited him. Yet the archives show that, along with Ms. Leff and Ms. Graham, Mr. Ayers was one of a working group of five who assembled the initial board in 1994. Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval.

The CAC’s agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers’s educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland’s ghetto.

Read the whole infuriating thing.

100 Million dollars frittered away through far-left community organizers, such as ACORN on flaky, multi-culti, afrocentric programs.

The real goal of Ayers and his puppet, Obama was to radicalize students and their parents, not to improve Chicago’s public schools, the stated reason for the Annenberg grant. That’s why it failed miserably at improving test scores. How successful they were at radicalizing students and their parents, is anyone’s guess.

Hat tip: Hot Air

Feel Good Story: Students Rally Behind Classmate Who Was Forced To Remove Patriotic Tee-Shirt

Heads should be rolling over this:

Officials at the Merced County school confirmed Thursday that Jake Shelly was forced to take off a red, white and blue tie-dyed American flag T-shirt on Tuesday. The shirt said nothing offensive, just: “United States of America, Washington, D.C.”

The school’s assistant principal issued Shelly a bright yellow T-shirt that read “DCV: Dress Code Violator” to wear for the rest of the day. He was given his shirt back after classes ended.

“It was really embarrassing and humiliating to have to wear that all day — and just for supporting your country,” his sister Kaycee Shelly said.

Kaycee Shelly told members of the media at lunchtime that her brother was overwhelmed and did not want to do any more interviews.

Earlier in the day, he was speaking with a local news station when an unidentified teacher walked up to him, ripped off the microphone clipped to his shirt and told him he was not allowed to talk to the media.

How was this travesty allowed to happen?

“In reviewing the dress code at the time, an administrator felt the shirt was in violation of that section of the dress code,” said Superintendent Brian Walker. “She asked him to remove it and he did.”

You know what should be removed? The administrator who did this:

The assistant principal initially thought Shelly’s T-shirt violated a clause of the school dress code that does not allow “shirts/blouses that promote specific races, cultures, or ethnicities.”

Uh huh. One can’t help but wonder if the dress code was only an excuse to satisfy her anti-American bias. That’s how it looks from here.

The school ended up apologizing for the outrage the next day, and has vowed to interpret that clause in the dress code —- “differently” from now on.

Here’s the part I love:

Students on campus started a campaign to wear as much red, white or blue clothing and carry as many flags as possible Thursday in protest of Tuesday’s decision, despite the apology. Jake Shelly wore the same shirt he wore Tuesday and was not disciplined.

“I am glad so many people are supporting this and wearing red, white and blue,” his sister said. She believes the swift change in rules was because of the overwhelming student action.

A.J. Galindo is one student who wore a patriotic shirt to school.

Galindo’s shirt honored Marine Cpl. Joshua Pickard, a family member who died in Iraq in 2006. Pickard’s two brothers remain active in the Marines.

“I think it is horrible that you can’t wear an American flag to school without something like this happening,” he said, referring to the flurry of activities during the school’s lunch hour. “We have people fighting for our country and dying every day, but we can’t wear an American flag at a public school?”

A.J. said he was proud of the patriotism displayed by his classmates.

If you want to be hip, and counter-cultural in today’s America….just wear a patriotic tee-shirt, maaaan, and stick it to those aging hippies.

Hat tip: STACLU

RELATED:

Michelle Malkin has a story out of Aurora, CO. about an 11 year old boy who was SUSPENDED for his red white and blue tee-shirt.

Granted, this one was a little edgier…

UPDATE on the Merced County school story:

A commenter, Suzie provides some additional info about the school:

The Vice Principal, Mrs. Heather Ruiz knew what she was doing. She was outraged, to see a white U.S. student wearing a U.S. patriotic shirt.

Jake was not humiliated just once, but twice, on national television. While Jake, was being interviewed by a reporter, his microphone was yanked from his shirt, by a teacher. She screamed at him, that he had no right to talk to the media. How many times, is it okay to humiliate and to violate the civil and constitutional rights of a U.S. citizen youth.

Gee, I wonder if either the V.P. or the teacher were fired.

Dos Palos High School is 69% hispanic’ and 30% white. Mrs. Ruiz was afraid, the Mexican children would be offended, by Jake’s shirt. Our children had to stand back in 2006 and 2007 and watch illegal Mexican children, march and wave the Mexican flag in their faces. In some cases, the American flag was taken down and a Mexican flag was put in it’s place in front of the school. These are not American children of Mexican descent. These are Mexican children, here illegally. It is not the fault of the Mexican children, but that of the adults in charge. The adults are behind this new bigotry, against our U.S. children. Our children are being taught, they do not have a country. It belongs to the world and they have to stand back and take it.

I say, ” The heck we will and neither will our children.”

I suspected as much.

A Good Start

This McCain ad focuses on Obama’s history with the corrupt Chicago political machine:

Now it’s time to revisit Rev. Wright, Ayers, and Acorn.

An ad about Axelrod’s astroturfing would be golden.

God knows, we can’t rely on the media to get the truth out.

Hat tip: Instapundit

Obama Campaign Sleeze Story About To Break; Media Likely To Ignore

This is the story Ace has been hinting at for the past couple of days.

The basics? Axelrod’s astroturfing. An attempt to get a blatantly dishonest anti-Palin ad to go “viral” on YouTube. Gross deception in pumping out fake “amateur grassroots” ads which are really cooked up by a big PR firm strongly connected to David Axelrod and Obama’s officially-acknowledged ads.

Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report will break the story late tonight.

Just one more piece of slime coming out of an already slime-ridden campaign for easily the slimiest candidate this country has ever seen.

Don’t know if it will have any impact after everything else that’s come out about Obama. As someone at Ace’s mentioned…he could be caught in flagrante with a dead girl or a live boy, and close to half the electorate would  vote for him, anyway.

UPDATE:

Ace has a little more on the story, here.

UPDATE II:

And here’s the story.

(It’d better be good, boys).

UPDATE III:

A lot of good research by the Jawa crew with assists by Ace, Dan Riehl, Jane Novak, and Patterco We need to whittle the story down to just a few paragraphs, though.

Here’s Ace Of Spades with the Flaming Skull.

The Youtube videos of the Sarah Palin AIP Smear were removed (like clockwork), but Rusty made a copy, which can be seen at  The Jawa Report.

There are sinister forces at work, here. Do what you can to pass this story on.

UPDATE: IV:

Gee, why the quick, late, late night response from  “eswinner”, of Winner & Associates? I mean, those videos were removed lightening fast, and a whole youtube account was closed? Gosh, these PR guys don’t get paid to stay up late at night and watch the blogs. They work during the day…and not on weekends. Who could possibly have tipped him off?

If he was just some ordinary schnook who wanted people to check out his rad smear-videos about Sarah Palin, shouldn’t he be happy he was getting so many hits all of a sudden? Isn’t that the dream of every basement-dwelling wannabe Murrow of the Internet? Attention? Fame? Hits?

Why is he suddenly so shy to have his work seen? Why does he feel compelled now to delete his account entirely? To erase any and all evidence of his YouTube presence?

Why, just a week ago, he was so psyched that “FINALLY THE TRUTH COMES OUT!” Doesn’t he want the truth to come out any longer?

PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH “ESWINNER”!

UPDATE V:

And now Michelle Malkin is on the story, with more screencaps.

Cool. Lucianne has opened up a thread just for comments on this story.

UPDATE VI:

Thanks, Mesablue for this outstanding linkfest:

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Russ. Just Russ.
Hyscience
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Looks like this story is making it’s way across the rightwing blogoshere in a big way. Is the MSM paying attention?….Rush? Hannity?

UPDATE VII:

Ace:

Daily Kos Diary Asking Readers to Send Video to Ten Friends Each Now Disappeared As Well

But, let not your hearts be troubled…Clobbergirl found the Google cache of the deleted Kos diary, and made screenshots.

UPDATE VIII:

Pat Dollard has given this scandel a name: Palingate.

40 lashes with a wet noodle, Pat Dollard!

Also:

The Weekly Standard gave Winner and Associates a little phone call:

just spoke with Liu-Klein on the phone and asked him about the matter, but he said that he would have to get back to me later. I gave him my email address and asked if he could give me a simple yes or no answer if he had ever posted a video on the Internet about Sarah Palin and the Alaskan Independence Party. Liu-Klein replied: “I’ll have to get back to you as soon as I can.” Then he hung up the phone. I’ll post Liu-Klein’s response if and when I get it.

IT WAS A YES OR NO QUESTION!

UPDATE IX:

The weasel finally responds.

I produced and posted on the Internet the video entitled “Sarah Palin: A Heartbeat Away.”

The idea for the video was mine. No one paid me to produce it. The only out-of-pocket cost will be the fee for the voice-over narrator, which I will pay personally when I receive an invoice. Contrary to the allegation in the Jawa Report, the voice-over artist has never done any work for the Obama campaign. I retained her through a talent agency based solely on the quality of her voice…..Continue reading.

Uh huh.

Anyone buying?

UPDATE X:

Jim Geraghty at NRO’s Campaign Spot weighs in:

Sure seems like somebody’s got something to hide.

And now Hugh Hewitt at Townhall, has spoken to Steve Schmidt, Senior Strategist for the McCain Campaign:

In response to my question about this morning’s story about the possible source of attacks on Sarah Palin and the past attacks on Stanley Kurtz and David Freddoso, Schmidt noted the “fierce campaign of intimidation waged against any critic of Obama,” and promised to look into the new story closely though he challenged the MSM to investigate the ties between David Axelrod and the Winner firm and whether the internet smear campaign was being run de facto by the Obama campaign.  Schmidt also used the question to demand increased scrutiny of the Obama-Ayers relationship.

FINALLY:

The story is picked up by the St. Louis Examiner

The White House Warned Congress About Fannie Mae Freddie Mac 17 Times In 2008, Alone

The White House attempts to set the record straight:

(I’m copying this post from the White House webpage in it’s entirety because I want people to read the whole thing).

For many years the President and his Administration have not only warned of the systemic consequences of financial turmoil at a housing government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) but also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties. President Bush publicly called for GSE reform 17 times in 2008 alone before Congress acted.  Unfortunately, these warnings went unheeded, as the President’s repeated attempts to reform the supervision of these entities were thwarted by the legislative maneuvering of those who emphatically denied there were problems.

2001

April: The Administration’s FY02 budget declares that the size of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is “a potential problem,” because “financial trouble of a large GSE could cause strong repercussions in financial markets, affecting Federally insured entities and economic activity.”

2002

May: The President calls for the disclosure and corporate governance principles contained in his 10-point plan for corporate responsibility to apply to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  (OMB Prompt Letter to OFHEO, 5/29/02)

2003

January: Freddie Mac announces it has to restate financial results for the previous three years.

February: The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) releases a report explaining that “although investors perceive an implicit Federal guarantee of [GSE] obligations,” “the government has provided no explicit legal backing for them.”  As a consequence, unexpected problems at a GSE could immediately spread into financial sectors beyond the housing market.  (“Systemic Risk: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Role of OFHEO,” OFHEO Report, 2/4/03).

September: Fannie Mae discloses SEC investigation and acknowledges OFHEO’s review found earnings manipulations.

September: Treasury Secretary John Snow testifies before the House Financial Services Committee to recommend that Congress enact “legislation to create a new Federal agency to regulate and supervise the financial activities of our housing-related government sponsored enterprises” and set prudent and appropriate minimum capital adequacy requirements.

October: Fannie Mae discloses $1.2 billion accounting error.

November: Council of the Economic Advisers (CEA) Chairman Greg Mankiw explains that any “legislation to reform GSE regulation should empower the new regulator with sufficient strength and credibility to reduce systemic risk.”  To reduce the potential for systemic instability, the regulator would have “broad authority to set both risk-based and minimum capital standards” and “receivership powers necessary to wind down the affairs of a troubled GSE.”  (N. Gregory Mankiw, Remarks At The Conference Of State Bank Supervisors State Banking Summit And Leadership, 11/6/03).

2004

February: The President’s FY05 Budget againhighlights the risk posed by the explosive growth of the GSEs and their low levels of required capital, and called for creation of a new, world-class regulator:  “The Administration has determined that the safety and soundness regulators of the housing GSEs lack sufficient power and stature to meet their responsibilities, and therefore…should be replaced with a new strengthened regulator.”  (2005 Budget Analytic Perspectives, pg. 83)

February: CEA Chairman Mankiw cautions Congress to “not take [the financial market's] strength for granted.”  Again, the call from the Administration was to reduce this risk by “ensuring that the housing GSEs are overseen by an effective regulator.”  (N. Gregory Mankiw, Op-Ed, “Keeping Fannie And Freddie’s House In Order,” Financial Times, 2/24/04).

June: Deputy Secretary of Treasury Samuel Bodman spotlights the risk posed by the GSEs and called for reform, saying “We do not have a world-class system of supervision of the housing government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), even though the importance of the housing financial system that the GSEs serve demands the best in supervision to ensure the long-term vitality of that system.  Therefore, the Administration has called for a new, first class, regulatory supervisor for the three housing GSEs:  Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banking System.”  (Samuel Bodman, House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Testimony, 6/16/04).

2005

April: Treasury Secretary John Snow repeats his call for GSE reform, saying “Events that have transpired since I testified before this Committee in 2003 reinforce concerns over the systemic risks posed by the GSEs and further highlight the need for real GSE reform to ensure that our housing finance system remains a strong and vibrant source of funding for expanding homeownership opportunities in America… Half-measures will only exacerbate the risks to our financial system.”  (Secretary John W. Snow, “Testimony Before The U.S. House Financial Services Committee,” 4/13/05).

2007

July: Two Bear Stearns hedge funds invested in mortgage securities collapse.

August: President Bush emphatically calls on Congress to pass a reform package for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying “first things first when it comes to those two institutions.  Congress needs to get them reformed, get them streamlined, get them focused, and then I will consider other options.”  (President George W. Bush, Press Conference, The White House, 8/9/07).

September: RealtyTrac announces foreclosure filings up 243,000 in August – up 115 percent from the year before.

September: Single-family existing home sales decreases 7.5 percent from the previous month – the lowest level in nine years.  Median sale price of existing homes fell six percent from the year before.

December: President Bush again warns Congress of the need to pass legislation reforming GSEs, saying “These institutions provide liquidity in the mortgage market that benefits millions of homeowners, and it is vital they operate safely and operate soundly. So I’ve called on Congress to pass legislation that strengthens independent regulation of the GSEs – and ensures they focus on their important housing mission.  The GSE reform bill passed by the House earlier this year is a good start.  But the Senate has not acted.  And the United States Senate needs to pass this legislation soon.”  (President George W. Bush, Discusses Housing, The White House, 12/6/07).

2008

January: Bank of America announces it will buy Countrywide.

January: Citigroup announces mortgage portfolio lost $18.1 billion in value.

February: Assistant Secretary David Nason reiterates the urgency of reforms, says “A new regulatory structure for the housing GSEs is essential if these entities are to continue to perform their public mission successfully.”  (David Nason, Testimony On Reforming GSE Regulation, Senate Committee On Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs, 2/7/08).

March: Bear Stearns announces it will sell itself to JPMorgan Chase.

March: President Bush calls on Congress to take action and “move forward with reforms on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They need to continue to modernize the FHA, as well as allow State housing agencies to issue tax-free bonds to homeowners to refinance their mortgages.”  (President George W. Bush, Remarks To The Economic Club Of New York, New York, NY, 3/14/08).

April: President Bush urges Congress to pass the much needed legislation and “modernize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. [There are] constructive things Congress can do that will encourage the housing market to correct quickly by … helping people stay in their homes.”  (President George W. Bush, Meeting With Cabinet, the White House, 4/14/08).

May: President Bush issues several pleas to Congress to pass legislation reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the situation deteriorates further.

  • “Americans are concerned about making their mortgage payments and keeping their homes. Yet Congress has failed to pass legislation I have repeatedly requested to modernize the Federal Housing Administration that will help more families stay in their homes, reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to ensure they focus on their housing mission, and allow State housing agencies to issue tax-free bonds to refinance sub-prime loans.”   (President George W. Bush, Radio Address, 5/3/08).
  • “[T]he government ought to be helping creditworthy people stay in their homes. And one way we can do that – and Congress is making progress on this – is the reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That reform will come with a strong, independent regulator.”  (President George W. Bush, Meeting With The Secretary Of The Treasury, the White House, 5/19/08).
  • “Congress needs to pass legislation to modernize the Federal Housing Administration, reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to ensure they focus on their housing mission, and allow State housing agencies to issue tax-free bonds to refinance subprime loans.”  (President George W. Bush, Radio Address, 5/31/08).

June: As foreclosure rates continued to rise in the first quarter, the President once again asks Congress to take the necessary measures to address this challenge, saying “we need to pass legislation to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”  (President George W. Bush, Remarks At Swearing In Ceremony For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development, Washington, D.C., 6/6/08).

July: Congress heeds the President’s call for action and passes reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as it becomes clear that the institutions are failing.

Can Bill O’Reilly get off of Bush’s case now, please, and put the blame squarely where it belongs, on the Dems in congress, (with the help of a few RINOs) who blocked every effort from the Bush administration, at reform?

Maybe Mark Levin can help with that.

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One Student Speaks Out…

Fox News reports:

An English teacher at Denver’s Metropolitan State College is being investigated by the college for bias, bullying and harassment after he gave students in his class an assignment to “undermine” the Republican portrayal of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

Metropolitan State College spokeswoman Cathy Lucas told FOXNews.com that the college has not received a formal complaint against Andrew Hallam, a professor who asked students to write an essay that would contradict the portrayal of Sarah Palin’s life as a “fairy tale,” but the school is asking students who know more to come forward.

“We strongly encourage the students to come forward if they felt they were bullied or harassed,” Lucas said. “We take all complaints seriously. For it to be a full investigation we really need to hear from the students.”

Janet Barber, a smart, patriotic, attractive, poised, and articulate young woman came forward:

Hallam did not immediately respond to an e-mailed request for an interview with FOXNews.com.

“Our college attorney has been talking to the professor and the department chair to find out from the professor’s perspective what happened,” Lucas said.

Well, if worst comes to worst, he can always join Ward Churchill on the lecture circuit, to discuss the “Not So Friendly Fascism” of college campus administrations.

But most likely, he’ll be allowed to stay right where he is, to pollute impressionable young minds with more radical, Marxist agitprop.

Broward Democrats “Pray” For Sarah Palin

What could be more funny than a room full of Florida Democrat good ol’ boys mocking a woman’s faith, and her home state?  These guys do their party proud.

At the Broward Democrat Party monthly meeting earlier this week, the invocation was delivered by funnyman Mike Moskowitz, the state committeeman for the county. This guy’s a comic genius. Listen to these zingers:

He called for a “blessing on the elk and moose in Alaska who have been decimated by Sarah Barracuda” and included a prayer that Palin doesn’t turn her sights on the squirrels in Washington, D.C.

Rats would be more like it…as in DemocRATS. But small quibble, the guy’s on a roll:

“We pray that her journey takes her across the bridge to nowhere,” he said.

Sidesplitting stuff, that. He should take his act on the road.

Now on to the meeting. So what’s on the agenda, guys?

Monroe Kiar, the former Davie town attorney told his story of visiting Alaska last summer, where he noticed that the capital building in Juneau is smaller than “just about anything in Broward”.

“That’s disgraceful running for vice president,” Kiar said. “Any one of our commissioners is more qualified to be vice president than she is.”

Mitch Ceasar, the Broward Democratic chairman, piled on:

“She was elected mayor of one half of a [Broward] condo,” Ceasar said. “And when she was elected governor of Alaska, she was elected [as the equivalent of] a Broward County commissioner.”

Classy.

It’s good to know that they’re not in the least obsessed, and/or rattled by the presence of a strong, articulate, fearless, conservative woman in the Presidential race.

Hat tip: Hot Air headlines

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Another classy attack on Palin. Can these guys get any lower?

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