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The Happiest Man in America

June 4th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Once again I am posting an article I found at INSIGHT on Freedom, my good friend Longstreet has been featuring the work of Mr. Alan Caruba for quite a long time now and this is an article I just had to re-post here, please enjoy it and visit INSIGHT on Freedom and Alan Caruba at his blog, Warning Signs

The Happiest Man in America
By: Alan Caruba

Guess who’s the happiest man in America today? No, it isn’t Barack Hussein Obama. It’s John McCain.

While it is unquestionably historic and even redeeming that a major political party would be poised to nominate a black man as their candidate for President, that does not change the dynamics or demographics of the voters who will go to the polls in November.

Obama may be all about “change”, but when the voters discover the specifics of change he has in mind, they are going to fall out of love with him. This is why Hillary is being heavily recruited to fill in the gaps among Hispanics and blue collar voters by accepting the vice president slot.

There is no question that the America of my youth, the America of separate water fountains, segregated schools, the back-of-the-bus America, is over. There are laws guaranteeing equal rights and even some laws that offered special status if you were the member of a minority.

It took a hundred years from the end of the Civil War in 1865 before America put its house in order, eliminating the Jim Crow laws and other abuses. We have all seen a lot of change, but it need be said that a lot has not changed for blacks in America. Large numbers remain in poverty. Large numbers fill the jails. Large numbers drop out of school.

Progress tends to be made in baby steps.

One baby step is named Barack Hussein Obama. His nomination is going to make a lot of liberal Democrats feel very good about themselves, but the liberal lens through which they view the nation and the world is the same one that previously nominated George McGovern and Michael Dukakis. It is the same one that selected Al Gore and John Kerry. Whether they lost by large or small margins, the fact remains that they lost.

That is why John McCain, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, is very happy today. He knows what anyone paying any attention whatever to voting patterns will tell you. The voters have tilted to the right since the days of the Reagan Democrats in the 1980s. Not a lot, but just enough to get the likes of George W. Bush elected, not once, but twice.

The voters, some of them Democrats, remember that the Clinton years were not all the rosy scenario the party would have them recall. There were suicides and scandals. There were wholesale pardons and the attempted theft of White House furniture.

Change sounds good when a nation is experiencing economic troubles and it sounds good against the background of an unpopular war, but the real question in the minds of voters will be change to what?

Do voters want change that involves insane proposals like the “Climate Security Act” being debated in the Senate, a piece of legislation that will destroy what’s left of our battered economy? Change that will end the tax cuts? Change that will grasp defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq?

There is something symbolic in the announcement by the worst President in the modern era, Jimmy Carter, that he is endorsing Barack Obama. There is something predictive in it, too.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, http://www.anxietycenter.com/

Mr. Caruba blogs at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/

Posted with permission from Alan Caruba

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McCain welcomes Obama with fresh criticism

June 3rd, 2008 . by TexasFred

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Republican John McCain welcomed Democrat Barack Obama to the fall campaign for the White House on Tuesday with a blistering attack on his judgment and a charge that he “voted to deny funds to the soldiers who have done a brilliant and brave job” in Iraq.

“Americans ought to be concerned about the judgment of a presidential candidate who says he’s ready to talk, in person and without conditions, with tyrants from Havana to Pyongyang, but hasn’t traveled to Iraq to meet with General (David) Petraeus, and see for himself the progress he threatens to reverse,” McCain said as his rival wrapped up the Democratic nomination.

McCain cast Obama, a first-term Illinois senator, as lacking the experience and discretion to be a wartime commander in chief, and he argued the Democrat’s calls for a troop withdrawal from Iraq would imperil the United States.

The Arizona senator mocked Obama’s promise of change for a country weary of the status quo, uttering the word “change” no fewer than 33 times.

“He is an impressive man who makes a great first impression,” McCain said. “But he hasn’t been willing to make the tough calls, to challenge his party, to risk criticism from his supporters, to bring real change to Washington. I have.”

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McCain welcomes Obama with fresh criticism

OK, the Obamanation has wrapped up the necessary delegates to take the Dem nomination for president, and as I have said in numerous posts, IF it came down to a race between Hillary Clinton and John McCain, I was not taking either and would do a write in for Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter as I supported my position of None of the Above

I also made it very clear that if Obama were to secure the Democratic nomination that I would become a supporter of John McCain, and tonight that is exactly what I have become…

The blog roll None of the Above will stay active for now, at least through the Democratic convention, but barring some miracle, Obama will be the choice of the Dems and if that is in fact the outcome of the Dem convention, I will deactivate None of the Above and vacate the roll…

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s not that I don’t think John McCain won’t be a good president, he very likely will be, but I also feel that he is not conservative enough, at least not at this time, I am in direct opposition to Sen. McCain’s view on guns, at least his sometimes position on guns, it seems his position fluctuates depending on who he’s talking to, and that is a characteristic I do NOT like in ANY candidate…

John McCain tried running for president in 2000 as an anti-gunner. This year it appears he is seeking to “come home” to the pro-gun community, but the wounds are deep and memories long. John McCain - GOA 2008

As if there wasn’t already plenty of evidence that Senator John McCain is the wrong choice for pro-gun Republicans in the Presidential primary, the Columbus Dispatch has added one more item to the list: Buckeye Firearms Association

Nowhere is McCain’s chicanery and duplicity more jeopardous than in the area of the right to keep and bear arms. On issues relating to the Second Amendment, John McCain is a disaster! For example, the highly respected Gun Owners of America (GOA) rates McCain with a grade of F-. McCain’s failing grade is well deserved. John McCain Is A Liberal Gun Grabber

The 3 paragraphs above give just some of the reasons that I haven’t been able to get behind McCain and support him, another reason being his position on immigration and amnesty, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 - McCain/Kennedy, but other than that, a few little disagreements here and there, over all I think Uncle Johnny is going to do just fine, so what if he’s a half-assed gun grabber that loves wetbacks, we can deal with that, can’t we??

And there was that other little thing a while back, an ugly rumor actually, quite likely nothing more than a lie really, that had McCain possibly considering a switch to the Democratic party, Democrats say McCain nearly abandoned GOP, McCain denied it so what the hell, we can overlook a rumor here and there, right??

In all sincerity, McCain has his faults, from the list of possible Republican candidates that we had to choose from when this thing started, McCain wasn’t even in MY top 5, but he’s what we have, in many ways he’s a lot closer to the Dems and Libbers than he is to the Conservatives and to Conservative Republicans, but he’s not Barack Obama, that’s the best I can say about him at this particular time, and like it or not, we’re just going to just have to work with what we have at hand, the lesser of 2 evils has once again come into play in the great American presidential race…

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Pot, meet Clinton, uh, Kettle, so to speak

June 3rd, 2008 . by TexasFred

President Clinton is hopping mad about Vanity Fair’s recent hit piece by writer Todd Purdum.

Reportedly, Clinton was asked by a reporter at a South Dakota event for his take on the story.

Clinton is quoted as calling Purdum “sleazy,” “dishonest,” “slimy,” and a “scumbag.”

Clinton added that Purdum, the husband of his former White House press secretary Dee Dee Meyers, was a “real slimy guy.”

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Bill Clinton Calls Vanity Fair Writer ‘Scumbag’

Add to former President Clinton’s regrets this campaign season a stream of invective while commenting Monday on an unflattering article in Vanity Fair magazine.

“President Clinton was understandably upset about an outrageously unfair article,” Jay Carson, a spokesman for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, said after her husband’s remarks appeared on the online Huffington Post, “but the language today was inappropriate and he wishes he had not used it.”

Huffington Post writer Mayhill Fowler reports that she approached the former president while he campaigned for his wife Monday in Milbank, S.D., and asked for his reaction to the article “The Comeback Id” by national editor Todd S. Purdum in the July issue of Vanity Fair.

Purdum mulls the state of Clinton’s mind given the wealth he has amassed in recent years, the negative impact he has had at times on his wife’s campaign, his negative comments about her rival, Barack Obama, the company he keeps with jet-setting millionaires, and his health after heart surgery in 2004. In analyzing Clinton in more than 9,500 words, which include those of anonymous sources, Purdum asks, “What’s the matter with him?”

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Hillary Spokesman Says Bill Clinton Regrets ‘Scumbag’ Comment

Don’t you just have to laugh at how every time Big Bill spouts off Hillary’s campaign goes into immediate damage control mode?? But think about this for a minute, just how “sleazy,” “dishonest,” and “slimy,” do you have to be for Bill Clinton to call you a “scum bag”??

Somehow, I see more humor in that accusation than I have seen from the Clinton campaign in a long time, because if anyone knows the true definitions of those words, it would be Bill and Hillary Clinton…

Lets see, there was Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones, that covers ’sleazy’, then there was Monica Lewinsky, that brought a whole new definition to ‘slimy‘ don’t you think?? How about ‘dishonest’?? Would “I did not have sex with that woman” qualify as ‘dishonest’?? Or maybe lying about it under oath, thereby leading to impeachment hearings??

Bill and his behavior, coupled with the ’shady‘ past of Hillary herself has been more than enough to make even the most jaded Democrats support a man rumored to be the ‘anti-Christ’, how much more disgusting can you get?? And according to some news sources it appears that Hillary is ready to throw in the towel, SOURCE, but since the MSM wouldn’t know the truth if it hit them in the face, I am taking a ‘wait and see’ attitude…

Americans are tired of the repetitiveness of a Bush, Clinton, Bush and possible Clinton White House, Bush/Clinton Dynasty, and while many say McCain will only be a continuation of the Bush legacy, I’m not so sure of that, McCain is a lot more of a free thinker than Bush and he doesn’t bring the baggage of a Clinton, plus, he brings a lot more intelligence than Bush, and he’s NOT Obama, so, there ya go, that’s the choices we have in front of us today…

Quite honestly, I still think we’d survive a Hillary presidency, but at what cost?? I am certain we’ll survive a McCain presidency, but an Obama presidency is a lose-lose situation no matter how you cut it, and God help us ALL if Obama and Clinton team up at the Democratic primary…

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This post brought to you by: The Religion of Peace

June 2nd, 2008 . by TexasFred

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A huge car bomb exploded outside the Danish Embassy on Monday, killing at least six people just weeks after an al-Qaida leader urged attacks against Denmark for newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Source: 6 killed at Danish Embassy in Pakistan

LONDON (AP) - A British human rights organization claimed Monday that the United States had used military ships to secretly detain and interrogate terrorism suspects. U.S. officials denied using ship as prisons.

Source: British group alleges US used ships as prisons

BAGHDAD — A homicide car bomber struck police in the northern city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 25. The attacker detonated an explosives-laden car after approaching the checkpoint at the provincial police headquarters in the city’s main commercial district, a police officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorize to release the information. He said three policemen and four civilians were killed.

Source: Homicide Car Bomber Kills 7 in Northern Iraq

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted that Muslims would uproot “satanic powers” and reaffirmed his prediction that the Jewish state will soon be wiped off the map, the Agence France-Presse news agency reported Monday. “Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started,” the hard-line president said.

Source: Ahmadinejad: Israel Will Soon Disappear

Two Christian preachers were stopped from handing out Bible extracts by police because they were in a Muslim area, it was claimed yesterday. They say they were told by a Muslim police community support officer that they could not preach there and that attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity was a hate crime.

Source: ‘You can’t preach the Bible here, this is a Muslim area’

BAGHDAD — U.S. troops killed two suspects, captured 31 others and destroyed bomb-making materials over the past two days in raids targeting Al Qaeda in Iraq in central and northern swaths of the country, the military said Monday.

Source: U.S. Troops Kill 2, Arrest 31 in Terror Raids

This isn’t a Daily Snippet or a Morning Coffee kind of post, the above is simply an example of what happened in the world of TERROR and the acts committed by it’s perpetrators today…

Do you see any kind of pattern to these individual stories?? Any constant?? Any recurring factor that ties the entire snippet of stories together??

Every one of these stories is inspired by Islamic terror and has the Religion of Peace at it’s root, Islam, a murderous sect of hypocrites and perverts that follow the teachings of a Prophet of hate and intolerance, a violent collection of radical Jihadis that KILL in the name of their god, Allah, and at the behest of his Mullahs…

Europe is giving in to these savages, they are allowing them to have free access to ALL of Europe as the cowardly governments of Europe acquiesce to every demand the Muslims make in a pathetic effort to pacify the Muslim hordes in hopes that they won’t actually engage the un-armed and relatively defenseless European population in a battle for supremacy of that continent…

Can you hear the cries of old Europe as death is brought down on all that refuse to submit to The Religion of Peace?? Can you hear the cries of the men, women and children as the murdering Muslims take their lives and they have no way to fight back?? I hear them, and what I hear is “Where are the Americans?? Where are the Yanks?? They’re always saved us in the past!!”…

It won’t happen that way ever again if we are so stupid as to elect a supporter OF Islam, a faux Christian, a pretender, a poser, a Disciple of Satan himself, yes, I DO mean Barack Hussein Obama and I do NOT stutter as I say these words, Obama is EVIL incarnate and he will not stand up to anyone, anywhere, especially if it’s Islamic radicals…

Now let me ask this, can you imagine the very same thing happening in this nation?? Under an Obama presidency?? I can, because Obama will try and take our guns away from us, SOURCE, and if we allow that to happen, we will be as defenseless as the vast European continent that is rapidly being consumed by Obama’s Islamic brethren…

Remember this: An armed man is a citizen, and un-armed man is a subject, and I refuse to be a subject, I will bow to NO man, be he King, President, dictator, religious leader, NO MAN!!

Change?? Yes, America WILL change under Barack Hussein Obama, and it will be an ugly, vicious and bloody change, and America WILL be the loser if we allow a person like Barack Hussein Obama to ascend to the Oval Office…

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Michelle Obama: Will her words come back to haunt her?

June 2nd, 2008 . by TexasFred

Is it true?? I don’t know, I guess we’re going to have to sit back and wait until someone deems it the correct time to release such a tape, but there are a lot of great blogs doing some serious speculation on the possibilities…

I’ve been noticing a lot of buzz in the ’sphere about the release of a video of Obama’s wife, Michelle, ranting about «whitey» at the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Supposed to be tomorrow morning, Monday, June 2. Just in time for the Montana and South Dakota primaries.

The Hammond Report

Today, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Barack Obama lost his cool, calling names and making unspecified threats. Why? Ostensibly, it’s because the Tennessee Republican Party issued an Internet video featuring Michelle Obama saying she’s proud of being an American only because her husband is running for president. Well, yes, we all heard that awhile ago.

Obama Freakout Over Michelle Video: The Ticking “Whitey” Time Bomb

Rumors of a mystery tape showing Michelle Obama “Ranting And Raving Against Whitey” in Trinity United Church of Christ are circulating across conservative blogs. Bryan McAffee at RightPundits.com writes:

Well, I debated whether to even post this or not. I’m not usually into rumor or innuendo, but what the hell, lets have some fun. Larry Johnson over at No Quarter has apparently learned (he has 4 sources on this) that a video tape exists of Michelle Obama railing against whitey at Rev. Wright’s church.

GOP Rumor: Michelle Obama “Whitey” Video Lurks

Here’s the news short and sweet–if you have a copy of the Michelle Obama video, in which she is lambasting white people (four different sources say she uses “whitey” as an epithet) at Jeremiah Wright’s church, then there is an ultra conservative Republican billionaire who wants to pay your $1 million dollars for the tape. Why? He hates John McCain.

Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire?

The Barack Obama magical touch seems to get more and more diminished the more that is discovered about him and his bitter wife.

Michelle Obama “Whitey” Video

Larry Johnson, a former DNC guy, is speculating that there is a MO video being held by the GOP as a special Nomination Gift for Barack Obama. In the video, Michelle Obama allegedly rails against “whitey” at Church with Jerry Wright.

Michelle Obama railing against “whitey” with Reverend Wright?

Now think about this, maybe there really IS a tape of Michelle Obama going nuts on the podium at the church of the infamous Rev. Jeremiah Wright, maybe Hillary KNOWS that this tape exists, maybe that’s the reason she has been so tenacious in her desire to stay in the race for president, knowing that a bombshell like this would blow Obama right out of the water, leaving her as the only viable candidate that the Dems have readily available…

If this tape does exist and is brought to public light, even the most ardent Dem supporters would be running for cover and proclaiming Hillary the chosen one…

I was reading thru a few sites that were talking about this tape and I saw a couple that said they wouldn’t show the thing if it was on YouTube or the like, simply because it would be an unfair attack on Michelle Obama and that wasn’t the right way to do this, that the candidates mate should be off limits, and to that I say, rubbish!! If she opens her mouth, she IS fair game, every word, every sentence, every nuanced look, it’s in the public domain and WE have a right to see it and either comment on it or not…

If it’s out there, lets see it, I’ll post it, as will hundreds and thousands of Republican and Conservative blogs, it’s time to put up or shut up, and if there is a Rove hand in this he needs to come on out into the light and show what he has…

Inquiring minds want to know and the very survival of this nation is at stake…

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