Friday, September 26, 2008

Obama + Bailout = Socialism

If this bailout goes through as crafted by Paulsen and Barack Obama wins on November 4th the slow path Democrats are taking toward socialism becomes a greased slide.

Once the government has their hooks into the free market America the Free becomes part of history.

I like what some of the Republicans are proposing much better than the full bailout. They talking points that are being used are good ones --- Main Street not Wall Street. I know that the two are intertwined and if Wall Street fails thus falls Main Street. However, there must be a way, there has to be a way, for Wall Street to pay for their own ills.

It's a huge issue and I'm glad John McCain and other Republicans have put the skids on the plan they tried to cram down our throats so we have the opportunity to examine it and try to find other options.

I seriously doubt they'll come up with something that will make me a happy camper.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

John McCain on Financial Crisis

"This financial crisis requires leadership and action in order to restore a sound foundation to financial markets, get our economy on its feet, and eliminate this burden on hardworking middle-class Americans. I've spoken with Secretary Paulson and look forward to reviewing the full Administration proposal, as well as any modifications that might emerge in Congressional negotiations. As part of that process, I encourage all parties to consider both the principles and the proposals that I laid out on Friday in my Mortgage and Financial Institutions (MFI) trust plan -- an approach that would proactively resolve troubled financial institutions, enforce discipline on management and shareholders , and minimize the burden on the taxpayer."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Moms to the Right and Moms 4 McCain

I read with interest's post this morning on the changing media, changing country and women having a voice.

Women are a powerful force in this country and around the world yet the media has a one-size-fits-all attitude toward this very important group.

I don't trust the media and don't trust the news I hear any longer. However, I don't necessarily trust a large portion of what I read on the blogs, either. After all, we are getting our news from where? our perceptions are being formed based on what? To some degree it is church, friends, and reading certain fact-based research, but we are still creatures of our culture.

Continuing to play devils-advocate with myself, I am also highly aware that there is a lot of news that never makes it to the so-called mainstream media's attention. They don't want to present news that doesn't fit their criteria and perception of the world.

Good news doesn't sell. Good news about the war in Iraq definitely doesn't help them paint the picture they want to paint.

We need the blogs and we need women. We need Sarah Palin.

As a result of Moms4McCain's blog that I read this morning I found Moms to the Right, another great blog.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Honest and Open Election Committee Launced by McCain-Palin

I've signed up to be a local poll watcher in Georgia simply because we're already hearing rumors that some of the Obama supporters are planning some shenanigans. In the county where I live we've never had a problem but I understand there's talk about coming here just for that reason. It's unexpected. Who knows whether it's hype or true, but either way we're preparing. I'm expecting BIG problems across the country this year and it'll probably be a mess. So far the Republican's aren't getting much of a fair shake from the media so it's doubtful they'll be any different if there are problems at the polls or with the votes. I hope everyone carries a video recorder with them when they go to vote. You can't take pictures IN the voting area, but if there's illegal stuff going on I'm up for breaking the law on that one. I obviously haven't had my training yet, I may find out that even having a camera is a huge no-no.

I can't believe the way the press is going after Sarah Palin. I've been reading some of the other posts in the Read My Lipstick network so others are doing a great job of keeping up with some of the garbage I'm seeing.


The McCain-Palin 2008 campaign today announced the formation of the Honest and Open Election Committee, with a mission to ensure that every qualified citizen has the opportunity to vote in a fair and transparent manner. The committee will work with state and local election officials to anticipate, and where possible resolve in advance, problems likely to arise on Election Day.

The advisory committee will be co-chaired by former United States Senators John C. Danforth and Warren B. Rudman. The committee also includes current and former members of Congress and former state secretaries of state, election officials, and state attorneys general, along with prominent academic experts in election law. The diverse composition of the committee reflects the McCain-Palin campaign's desire to put partisan politics aside in the hope of seeing a fair and transparent election in November.

The committee will advise the campaign with respect to policy and actual or potential legal proceedings involving the campaign laws and practices in various states working towards avoiding litigation when possible.

"The purpose of the Honest and Open Election Committee is to resolve potential voting problems in advance of Election Day to bolster voters' confidence in the system," said Rudman. "We believe that elections should be decided by voters, not lawyers."

The Honest and Open Election Committee requested a dialogue between the McCain-Palin campaign and both the Democratic National Committee and the Obama-Biden campaign in letters sent today.

"We stand ready to work with you in a cooperative manner on issues that, if not handled properly, are likely to become adversarial," the letter states. "Let's show the American people that our two parties can together develop a transparent and open process in every voting place in the country. Experience has shown that careful, advance planning that anticipates and addresses problems and creates solutions can substantially reduce issues on Election Day."

In an effort to discuss these issues with the top election officials in each state, the McCain-Palin election committee sent those officials a letter offering assistance. The McCain-Palin election committee also launched a website at

"Our committee will assist election officials across the country to make sure that federal and state voting regulations are understood and upheld. It is a reflection of the campaign's commitment to tackling tough problems in a bi-partisan manner," Danforth said.


John C. Danforth, Co-Chair--Former U.S. Senator; currently, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP; former Missouri Attorney General; former Ambassador to the United Nations

Warren B. Rudman, Co-Chair--Former U.S. Senator; currently, Co-Chairman, Stonebridge International LLC; Of Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Co-Chair, Concord Coalition; former New Hampshire Attorney General; former Chair, Senate Ethics Committee

John F. Bibby--Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brigida Benitez--Partner, WilmerHale; Co-Chair, Leadership Council of the Hispanic Bar Association; Director, Women's Bar Association; Past President, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Lovida H. Coleman, Jr.--Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP; former law clerk, Judge Wilfred Feinberg, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Election Observer in Pakistan, Haiti, and Chile; former Trustee, Rand Corporation

Tom Davis--U.S. House of Representatives; Ranking Member, House Government Reform and Oversight Committee; former Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County

Rita DiMartino--Former Principal U.S. Delegate, Inter-American Commission of Women; National Commission on Electoral Reform; Board Chairman Emeritus, National Council of La Raza

Charles Fried--Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; former Solicitor General of the U.S.; former Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

Jack Goldsmith--Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice

Bill Jones--Board Chairman and Director, Pacific Ethanol, Inc.; former California Secretary of State; former California state legislator

Daniel Hays Lowenstein--Professor of Law, UCLA; founding Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission; former Board Member, Common Cause; former redistricting counsel for California Democratic Congressional Delegation; author of first American textbook on election law; Co-Editor, Election Law Journal

Ronald D. Michaelson--Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Springfield; Board Member, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform; former Executive Director, Illinois State Board of Elections; former Advisory Committee, Federal Election Commission; former Chair, Council on Governmental Ethics Laws

Susan Molinari--Senior Principal, Bracewell-Guiliani (effective October 6); Co-Chair, We Vote '08; former Member U.S. House of Representatives

Ralph Munro--Director, The Prepared Response Company; former Washington Secretary of State; Member, Carter Baker Commission on Election Reforms; former President, National Association of Secretaries of State

Sandra Schultz Newman--Shareholder and Chair, National Appellate Practice Group, Cozen O'Connor; former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice; former judge on state Commonwealth Court; former Montgomery County (PA) Assistant District Attorney; Chairman, Fair Vote Committee in Pennsylvania

Robert Parker--Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

James Petro--Partner, Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley; former Ohio Attorney General

Cameron P. Quinn--Adjunct Professor, George Mason School of Law; former Secretary, Virginia State Board of Elections

Daniel B. Rodriguez--Professor of Law, University of Texas Law School at Austin; former Dean, University of San Diego School of Law; former Professor, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law

Larry D. Thompson--Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, General Counsel, and Secretary, PepsiCo, Inc.; former Deputy Attorney General; former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia; former Independent Counsel

Richard Williamson--Partner, Winston & Strawn; former Assistant Secretary of State; former Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations

For more information about the Honest and Open Election Committee, please send request to, or visit the Web site at

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Just finished watching the special

I'm listening to the special on John McCain as I type, just don't have time to watch unfortunately. But I can hear it very well. I'd be surprised if they showed something new given the fact that we've been listening and reading about Senator McCain for the past two years, then before when he ran for President.

I didn't learn much that was new about Sarah Palin either. It was interesting seeing her PREGNANT all you ninny bloggers who tried to make her the grandmother of her latest little one rather than the mother.

Let's see, Trig was born April 18th. Bristol is 5 months pregnant. That would mean she must have gotten pregnant practically within minutes of giving birth to Trig.

Even though Mom was in the public eye, even though Bristol was in the public eye, these idiot bloggers have tried to turn it into something bizarre. How the mind of some people works is beyond the rational.

I am getting such a kick out of Democrats telling Sarah Palin she should be staying home with her children. Let me get something to clean out my ears and wipe my glasses. I can't be hearing and reading this from liberal women can I????

I call it vagina envy. These women can't stand it. The Republicans have picked a woman who can do it all and their guy wouldn't pick Hillary Clinton. He turned down a sure thing rather than pick a woman. If Obama loses I think history will point to the moment when he picked Joe Biden.

John McCain On CBS' "Face The Nation"

"Well, Bob, I think we have to show them my record. I think we have to show them that I took on the big spenders, that I did campaign finance reform. I reached across the aisle to Democrats. And obviously I was very unpopular in some parts of my own party, whether it be on the issue of climate change or against Rumsfeld's strategy and the President's strategy in Iraq or whether it be on campaign finance reform or a number of other issues that I fought against the, quote, special interests." -- John McCain

John McCainCBS'
"Face The Nation"
September 7, 2008

CBS' Bob Schieffer: "We're glad to have you. Let's start right in with what you were talking about the other night. You did something really extraordinary at that convention. I've never been at a political convention where I heard a candidate get up and not only go after the other party but go after your own party. You even said at one point your party had lost its way. You said that Washington has to change and you're the one that can change it. But that's going to be a tall order isn't it? I mean because normally it's out in the wilderness. It's the group that's out that says throw the bums out. You're saying it was your party that was part of the problem and that you can be the agent of change. How do you convince people of that?"

John McCain: "Well, Bob, I think we have to show them my record. I think we have to show them that I took on the big spenders, that I did campaign finance reform. I reached across the aisle to Democrats. And obviously I was very unpopular in some parts of my own party, whether it be on the issue of climate change or against Rumsfeld's strategy and the President's strategy in Iraq or whether it be on campaign finance reform or a number of other issues that I fought against the, quote, special interests. And the point is real. We now have former members of Congress residing in federal prison. And I guess I'll say again what I said. We came to Washington to change Washington. We came to power to change Washington, and Washington changed us. And I understand the challenge. But I have to make a strong case that we're going to bring about that change and it's the right kind of change. And I know we're going to be talking about my running mate , but I think I got the right kind of running mate who has that record also."

Schieffer: "We'll get to that in just a minute. But let me ask you just some specifics on how you're going to do it. Are you going to try to form some sort of unity government? Are you going to try to have Democrats within your administration as well as Republicans in?"

McCain: "You have to. You have to. Look at the approval rating of both Republicans and Democrats now. Look at the loss of trust and confidence. When we do all the town hall meetings and people say I've lost all trust and confidence in government, they don't say I've lost confidence in Republicans, Democrats, lost confidence in everybody. And the way you restore it is obviously to have a very bipartisan approach. They're in gridlock now. We all know that. They're going to go into session tomorrow actually and they're going to be gridlocked for a month and then they're going to go out. Whether it be energy or whether it be passing the necessary appropriations bills, whatever it is. And then the American people will frankly who are hurting more are going to be more disillusioned if that's possible."

Watch John McCain

Setting The Record Straight On Barack Obama's Bipartisan Claims

"These were not areas where Barack Obama went up against the leadership of his own party nearly in the way that John McCain did on campaign finance reform, on limiting interrogation of terror detainees, on immigration reform. He did not go up against his own party on either of those issues." -- Fox News' Chris Wallace

Fox News'
"Fox News Sunday"
September 7, 2008

Fox News' Chris Wallace: "Now, David, McCain and Palin do have records of going up against their own parties. When has Barack Obama ever gone up against the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate?"
Obama Senior Strategist David Axelrod: "One of the first things that Senator Obama did when he came to the U.S. Senate was push for the most far-reaching ethics reforms that we've seen since Watergate. That didn't please people on either side of the aisle, and he has done that consistently in his career. He's reached across party lines to find consensus and he's taken on his own party on issues like, like ethics reform. You know, what was interesting about these attacks about bipartisanship and so on is that people like Dick Lugar, the very respected Republican senator from Indiana, spoke out and said, These are just partisan attacks. I've worked with Barack Obama.' They worked together on arms control. Senator Coburn in Oklahoma worked together with him on budget issues, like putting the budget on Google so we can see how our money is being spent, putting caps on the contracts around Katrina rebuilding. Senator Obama has a strong recor d of working across party lines to produce progress for people."

Wallace: "But David, because you guys always talk about ethics legislation and the nuclear non-proliferation deal with Dick Lugar, I went back and looked -- both of those measures passed by unanimous consent. They were so accepted by the Senate that there was not even a vote. In fact, ethics legislation was one of the campaign promises. These were not -- if I may, if I may. These were not areas where Barack Obama went up against the leadership of his own party nearly in the way that John McCain did on campaign finance reform, on limiting interrogation of terror detainees, on immigration reform. He did not go up against his own party on either of those issues."

Watch Chris Wallace Set The Record Straight

You can call Sarah Palin GOVERNOR Senator Obama...

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