Friday, May 23, 2008
Thanks very much to Gateway Pundit for this one. Some associations are a little more than just "shaking hands" Senator. I guess that's why these Jewish voters in Florida had a yearn to learn more about Obama "and his very close friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a former PLO operative and professor at Colombia University."
Obama also did not mention that the Khalidi's held a fundraiser for Obama's unsuccessful congressional bid in 2000.
Obama also did not mention that he helped funnel tens of thousands of dollars to Khalidi's anti-Israel Arab American Action Network.
These are a few of the things Obama forgot to mention to his Jewish audience today.
Mel, Fast Eddie, and I went to see Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It is a great summer movie, action packed. It took me hours to calm down. It's kinda like a Disney World ride that takes off and you keep hoping it will slow down so you can catch your breath but it never does. I will let Mel add to this post since she is the real Indy fan but the movie and the Indy series has taught me three things.
1. Don't ever open Arks Of Covenants, even if you are tempted. There's a reason they are sealeed.
2. Don't even go into lost temples especially the ancient ones, there's a reason no one has been in them for a long time.
3 and don't ever return missing skulls to their rightful place especially if its the skull that's telling you to do it. Catch my drift?
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Didn't see this on the news either.........
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The al-Qaida terror group in Iraq appears to be at its weakest state since it gained an initial foothold in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion five years ago, the acting commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Wednesday in an Associated Press interview.
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Probably won't see this headlining the news......from the Washington Post
BAGHDAD, May 21 -- Iraqi soldiers moved unhindered through Baghdad's vast Sadr City district on Wednesday as Shiite militiamen who have long controlled the area faded from view and schools and businesses began to reopen after weeks of strife.
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Here's Pete Hegseth's latest......if you weren't disgusted with our Congress enough already, here's another reason...........
Here we are, four days from Memorial Day weekend, and Congress still hasn’t passed a funding bill for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers and Marines are achieving undeniable progress on the ground in Iraq—and what does Congress do? It spends the final hours before Memorial Day recess passing this “critical” legislation:
* H.Res. 1147 - Congratulating the Northern Kentucky University Norse women's basketball team
* H.Con.Res. 305 - Recognizing the importance of bicycling in transportation and recreation
* H.Res. 1144 - Expressing support for designation of a "Frank Sinatra Day"
* H.Res. 1152 - Honoring Arnold Palmer for his distinguished career in the sport of golf and his commitment to excellence and sportsmanship
* H.Res. 1074 - Honoring the 60th anniversary of the commencement of the carving of the Crazy Horse Memorial
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Jim Geraghty has some great Sen Obama stuff, must read......click here and don't just stop after the first post!!! Here's a little piece
.........Okay. Fine. I think it's stupid to try to purge every campaign of anyone who has ever lobbied, since most campaign and political professionals need work in non-campaign years, and one of the most widespread options is lobbying firms.
But if our friends on the left want to have this fight, then what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
So can we expect a front page story on:
Daniel Shapiro, one of Obama's foreign policy advisers on the Middle East, registered to lobby for several corporate clients in the last year, since leaving the office of Rep. Bill Nelson (D-Fla). Shapiro, who worked during the 1990s for President Bill Clinton's National Security Council, counts some of America's biggest corporate names among his clients, including beermaker Anheuser-Busch, carmaker Daimler Chrysler, the American Petroleum Institute and Freddie Mac.
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A very interesting read........here's the first few paragraphs, but you must read the whole piece by Jake Tapper is ABC News' Senior National Correspondent........
With all the back-and-forth about possible conflicts of interest amidst the various lobbyists being purged from Sen. John McCain's Straight Talk Express the controversial client of a top campaign adviser to Sen. Barack Obama is getting renewed attention.
Greg Craig, a senior foreign policy adviser to Obama, is a partner at the big-shot DC law firm Williams & Connolly. There Craig represents Pedro Miguel González.
González is president of the Panamanian Legislature and is also under indictment in the U.S. for murdering U.S. Army Sgt. Zak Hernández in 1992.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A good friend made me aware of this, sorry to say I'm not making this up..........an unclassified memo released by DoD
UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO//LES DAILY ANTI-TERRORISM/FORCE PROTECTION SUMMARY 20MAY08
(U//FOUO) Military Members Verbally Assaulted on the Metro, VA Category(s): Awareness (U//FOUO)
Recently, there have been local incidents in which military personnel have been verbally assaulted while commuting on the Metro. Uniformed members have been approached by individuals expressing themselves as anti-government, shouting anti-war sentiments, and usingracial slurs against minorities. In one instance, a member was followed onto the platform by an individual who continued to berate her as she exited the metro station. Thus far, these incidents have occurred in thevicinity of the Reagan National Airport and Eisenhower Ave metrostations on the yellow line, however, military members should bevigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times while in masstransit. Should you be approached by any individuals expressing anti-government/anti-war sentiments, or any other types of direct verbal assault, immediately notify your local police jurisdiction. If riding metro, exit the train at the next stop, distance yourself from the individual, and notify the Metro Transit Police Department. Here are a few friendly reminders of personal protective measures that can help youto stay safe: If possible, do not commute in uniform (military members.) Do not display DoD building passes, "hot cards", or personalidentification in open view outside of the workplace. Do not discuss specifics about your occupation to outside solicitors. Always try to remain in well lit, well populated train cars if traveling via metro. MDNG FPTAC Note: There have been only two reported incidents to theMetro Transit Police Department. Both appeared to be random in nature. As warm weather approaches, anti-US policy activists are more likely tobe active throughout the National Capital Region. This does not appearto be an organized campaign; however, personnel within the National Capital Region should be aware of proper AT/FP measures.
~Post by Mel
Monday, May 19, 2008
By now most of you have seen the tape of Obama calling for direct Presidential talks with Iran in the You Tube debate, which no one, not even liberal Democrats think is a good idea. Yesterday on This Week Senator Dodd explains ... we got it all wrong. Don't believe your eyes and ears.
BTW, here's the original Obama comment from a year ago. Remember don't believe what you hear.
I thought this was the funniest comment of the entire Sunday morning line-up. Senator Joe Biden trying to spin for Senator Obama. It starts with Biden calling Obama inexperienced in a Dem debate from a year ago. Followed by Senator Joe's roll on the floor laugh out loud comment on This Week.
Hey, so do I ... especially when its pandering instead of from the heart.
Here's Senator Obama's recent pander to the peoples. "See! I do love that Jesus fella". Yesterday on This Week With George Stephanopolous, Peggy Noonan first tries to give Obama the benefit of the doubt ... then refreshingly (which she rarely is these days) ... a more candid and honest opinion. Make sure you stay for Donna Brasile's comments. (PS: I like her. You can tell when her heart isn't in it)
Sunday, May 18, 2008
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!!! Senator McCain is a good sport and has a great sense of humor......
WASHINGTON - John McCain is 71 years old, and his age has provided late-night comics with some easy punch lines. On "Saturday Night Live," he joined in.
"I ask you, what should we be looking for in our next president?" McCain said. "Certainly, someone who is very, very, very old."
I'm torn between these two for my favorite.....
"Controlling government spending isn't just about Republicans or Democrats," he said. "It's about being able to look your children in the eye. Or in my case, my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren, the youngest of whom are nearing retirement."
"I have the courage, the wisdom, the experience and, most importantly, the oldness necessary," McCain said. "The oldness it takes to protect America, to honor her, love her and tell her about what cute things the cat did."
Read full article here
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