Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat!  OK, just Treat.....

Here's some great Monster Mash of movie flick fame....enjoy it and remember......have some fun.

We'll get back to the serious stuff soon enough tomorrow.

Wealth Redistribution In Practice

The Chicago Tribune carried a "letter" yesterday from  A. Hart of Forest Park:

On my way to lunch recently, I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama; I need the money." I laughed. In a restaurant my server had on an "Obama 08" tie. Again I laughed. Just imagine the coincidence. When the bill came, I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Barack-Obama-redistribution-of-wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need—the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful. At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment, I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more. I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Palin Will Lead Party

Here's the best news I've heard in a long time.

If McCain does lose the election, it seems that Sarah Palin has volunteered to take the reins and lead the Republican Party.  If the Party's gonn'a be whipped into shape, can't think of a better person to wield the whip.  It's almost worth rooting for McCain to lose.......

Oh My God THis Is Horrible!

The Daily News' original coverage of 'War of the Worlds'

You need a quick break from the mind-numbing grind of Presidential election politics.

How appropriate that we can also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the "War of The Worlds"

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 2:55 AM
This article originally ran in the October 31, 1938 edition of the New York Daily News.
A radio dramatization of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" - which thousands of people misunderstood as a news broadcast of a current catastrophe in New Jersey - created almost unbelievable scenes of terror in New York, New Jersey, the South and as far west as San Francisco between 8 and 9 o'clock last night.
The panic started when an announcer suddenly interrupted the program of a dance orchestra - which was part of the dramatization - to "flash" an imaginary bulletin ........Here's the rest of the story , and here's the actual broadcast .....  Fantastic!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama "Hitler Youth"

If the following doesn't scare you about the potential changes this country is in store for, then I'm sure that you have no knowledge or understanding of history.

To attempt to influence children to manipulate their parents is completely intolerable and unforgivable.  This is where the past thirty years of Liberal education policies, including the separation of parental responsibility from that of the schools over condom distribution, and the dissolution of parental responsibility in issues such as minor-child abortions, have now lead us.

Here's how Obama really sees his constituents ....objects to be manipulated.  Telling kids to blackmail their grandparents into voting for him (watch video at 2:14), is abhorrent.  

He calls it "the Talk".  I call it "the Disgrace".

Slate Votes for Obama....No!... Really?

Well, at least you have to thank them for finally being honest.  Of course, if they had graciously admitted it at the beginning of the process it may have demonstrated much more journalistic integrity.  That they feel that they could have "hid" this bias is absurd.  The fact that they continue to profess that their reportage was un-biased is beyond naive.  It is ridiculous.

Obama Carries the Great State of Slate

Why we're telling you how we're voting. 

By David Plotz
Today, Slate's staff and contributors reveal how they're voting in next week's presidential election. This continues a tradition we began in 2000 and repeated in 2004. It will come as little surprise to many of our readers—and certainly as no surprise to Sarah "Media Elite" Palin—that Barack Obama wonSlate in a landslide. In capturing 55 of our 57 votes, with 1 to McCain and 1 to Libertarian Bob Barr, Obama won an even bigger Slate majority than Al Gore in 2000 (29 of 37 votes) or John Kerry in 2004 (46 of 52 votes). Incidentally, this is a voluntary project: Our staff and contributors can reveal how they voted, but they are not required to.
Why did Obama win the swing state of Slate? Like Mike and Jacob before me, I don't think a candidate's Slate victory reflects a bias that has corrupted the magazine during the campaign. There are obvious reasons why Slate would lean heavily toward Obama: Most of our staff and contributors live in extremely Democratic cities on the East and West Coast. (It's worth noting that our lone McCain voter, Deputy Managing Editor Rachael Larimore, lives in Ohio.) Slate'svoters tend to skew young, and all polls show younger voters favoring the Democrat. Also, a significant number of former Slate contributors, among them Austan GoolsbeeJason Furman, and Phil Carter, are now advising Obama. It's understandable that our affection for them and respect for their views may be accruing to Obama. (He's taking Jason and Austan's advice on the economy? Then he must be pretty smart.) And, finally, we are journalists, and, to quote Kinsley:
No doubt it is true that most journalists vote Democratic, just as most business executives (including most media owners) vote Republican, though neither tendency is as pronounced as their respective critics believe. This is a natural result of the sort of people who are attracted to various careers. It is not the product of any conspiracy. There is no Liberal Central Committee drafting young liberals into journalism against their will or blackballing young conservatives. And there is nothing that can be done to change this disparity, unless conservative press critics would like to see the media institute a political quota system, favoring conservatives over better-qualified liberals (affirmative action for opponents of affirmative action).
But—for the millionth time!—an opinion is not a bias! The fact that reporters tend to be liberal says nothing one way or another about their tendency to be biased. It does suggest that when political bias does creep in, it is more likely to tilt liberal than conservative. But there are so many other pressures and prejudices built into the news—including occasional overcompensation for fear of appearing biased—that raw political bias plays a fairly small role. …Of course it is not easy to persuade folks of this, and many will never believe it. No doubt it is easier just to keep your political opinions secret and imply that you don't have any. But that absurdity or dishonesty itself undermines your credibility. Or it ought to.
David Plotz is Slate's editor.

What Press Bias.....?

Long after this election is over, the ramifications of the incredible MSM bias against McCain, Palin and the Republicans, will come back to haunt the 4th Estate.  The members of the 4th Estate have flaunted, and thumbed their noses at he public, abandoning even any pretense of non-partisanship and objectivity.

This is sad news for them, but even worse for us.  When the press, who should be neutral and objective, now go out of their way to actively promote and clearly demonstrate their partisanship, we have lost a key element of our society.  Like the little boy who cried wolf, who will ever believe them again?  And when they speak truthfully the next time, will we heed them?  Sadly, probably not.....

In the current election race it;s been clear to all where the sympathies of the press lie.  Joe Biden can make substantial error after substantial error in his statements; he can mouth statements contrary to his Presidential candidate; he can obfuscate, and demagogue; he can mouth incoherent drivel....but will the press ever comment on his complete and utter incompetency?  No.....

But let Sarah Palin ask a clarification question of her condescending interviewer Charlie Gibson about the Bush Doctrine (which even the phrase-coiner himself, Charles Krauthammer acknowledged that he would not have been able to answer with questionsing, and would not have given subsequent Gibson's answer), and she's ridiculed and labeled incompetent.  Here's some detailed exampled of the coverage given Sarah Palin:

Palin Still Standing After Blizzard of Negative Headlines 

Is the press out to get Sarah Palin? You betcha. In fact, we have the evidence.
Since Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accepted Sen. John McCain’s invitation to join the GOP ticket as his running mate, negative news reports about her have flooded from the major media outlets.
We decided to take a peak at Associated Press headlines mentioning Palin since Sept. 3, the date of her GOP acceptance speech.
What we found was astounding. We found no comparable trend of negative stories relating to Barack Obama or his running mate Joe Biden. Here is a sampler of AP headlines:
  • GOP Spent $150,000 in Donations on Palin's Look

  • Palin Tells Kids the Vice President 'Runs' Senate

  • Palin Says Obama's Policies Could Lead to Crises

  • Gov. Palin to Give Troopergate Deposition Friday

  • AP Investigation: Alaska Funded Palin Kids' Travel

  • AP Investigation: Palin Children Traveled on State

  • Palin Breaks With McCain on gay Marriage Amendment

  • Investigator to Interview Palins This Week

  • Palin Smiles as 'SNL' Mocks Her Anew

  • Alaska's Minorities Feel Ignored by Palin

  • Trailing in Pa., Palin Asks Voters for a Comeback

  • No Bargains for Public Records in Cash-Rich Alaska

  • Forgetting Sarah Palin? Only Because She's No Senator

  • Live From NY, It's the Real Sarah Palin on 'SNL'

  • NH GOP Candidate Odd Man Out at Palin Events

  • Troopergate Investigator to Get Documents

  • Palin Says God Blessed America With Oil and Gas

  • Palin Criticizes Obama Over ACORN, View of America

  • Palin Sees Similarities Between NH and Alaska

  • Ex-VP Quayle Tells Palin to 'Just Be Yourself'

  • Judge Orders Palin Staff Private E-mails Preserved

  • Palin Has Checkered History on Ethics Issues

  • Palin's Rural Adviser Quits Over Appointments

  • Palin's Rural Adviser Quits

  • Palin Mistakes Fans for Protesters at Va. Rally

  • Ousted Safety Commissioner: Palin Image Damaged

  • From Vogue to MTV, Palin Drew Press to Alaska

  • Palin Has Mixed Record as Fiscal Conservative

  • Ethics Probe Hits Hardest at Todd, Not Sarah Palin

  • Political Play: Palin Drops Puck at Flyers' Game

  • As Governor, Palin at Times Bonds Church and State

  • Report Stings Palin Over Troopergate Flap

  • Alaska Panel Finds Palin Abused Power in Firing

  • Palin Says Supporters Want Tougher Attacks on Obama

  • Judge Orders State to Preserve Palin's E-mails

  • Palin Pre-empts State Report, Clears Self in Probe

  • Palin Wrongly Suggests Congress Bans Oil Exports

  • Todd Palin Had Unusual Access to Wife's Staff

  • Todd Palin: Contacts With Wife's Staff Were Proper

  • Palin Answers Several Questions from Reporters

  • Palin Stretches Truth in Campaign Speeches

  • State Reviewing Per Diem Payments to Palin

  • Palin Pledges of Alaska Sunshine Marred By Secrets

  • Palin Character Attack on Obama May Hurt McCain

  • Palin Stretches Truth in Campaign Speeches

  • Palin Ethics Probes Beset by Secrecy and Lawsuit

  • 7 Palin Aides to Testify in Abuse-of-Power Probe

  • Palin Defends Terrorist Comment Against Obama

  • Lawsuit Seeks to Preserve Palin E-mails

  • Analysis: Palin's Words May Backfire on McCain

  • Todd Palin Plans Interview in Troopergate Probe

  • Palin Questions McCain's Concession of Michigan

  • Palin Won't Be Able to Donate Tainted Money

  • Palin Says Debate Went Well as Polls Favor Biden

  • Officer in Palin Motorcade Injured

  • For Many, Palin Exceeded Expectations, But By Enough?

  • Alaskans Cringe After Month of Listening to Palin

  • Palin Draws Skepticism Even in Conservative South

  • Estimates Show Palin Assets Top $1 Million

  • Palin's Role in Arctic Claims is Questioned

  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes Port Bill That Palin Opposed

  • Wildlife Group Expands Reach of Anti-Palin Wolf Ad

  • Palin Doesn't Specify Where She Gets Her News

  • Palin's Foreign Negotiations Limited to Canada

  • Palin a Challenge to So. Baptist View of Women

  • Palin: Pakistan Comment Response to 'Gotcha' Query

  • Some Moms Are Asking: Would Palin Help Us as VP?

  • Campaign Tries to Explain Palin's Putin Comment

  • Alaska Natives Question Palin's Support

  • Palin Still Excites GOP But Her Luster Dims a bit

  • AP Investigation: Palin Got Zoning Aid, Gifts

  • McCain Defends Palin's Contradiction on Pakistan

  • SD Governor Was Mentored Newly Elected Palin

  • Subpoenaed Palin Aides Don't Appear at Abuse Probe

  • Palin Giving Back Tainted Money From Gov. Campaign

  • Conservative Columnist: Palin Should Go

  • Palin's Parents: Retirees, Part-Time Rat Killers

  • Palin to Return Donations from Tainted Politicians

  • A Syrah Named Palin Gets a Boost from Sarah Palin

  • In Interview, Palin Defends Alaska-Russia Remark

  • Who's Running Alaska With Palin on Stump?

  • Palin Won't Reveal Ger Finances Until After Debate

  • A Face From Ears: Palin Is Carved Into Cornfield

  • Palin Once Blessed to Be Free From 'Witchcraft'

  • Laura Bush: Palin Lacking But Is a 'Quick Study'

  • Palin, In a Bubble, Meets Ger First World Leaders

  • Palin Lawyer Meets With Investigator in Probe

  • Palin's First Fla. Campaign Stop a Safe One

  • Investigator: Palin Probe to End Before Election

  • Rangel Calls Palin "Disabled"

  • Palin's Husband Refuses to Testify in Probe

  • Palin Probe has Parallels to 2000 Recount Fight

  • Who's the Boss? Palin Bills Herself Over McCain

  • GOP Senator: A 'Stretch' to Say Palin Is Qualified

  • On the Net: Palin Parodies Populate Online

  • AP Interview: Rove: Palin Excitement Will Subside

  • McCain's Stump Speech More About Palin Than Self

  • McCain Campaign Keeps Palin Under Wraps

  • Palin Spells Out Ger Role in McCain Administration

  • Palin Supports $600 Million 'Other' Bridge Project

  • Palin Unlikely to Speak With Investigator

  • Fact Check: McCain-Palin Energy Figure Inflated

  • Will Tina Fey Encore on 'SNL' as Sarah Palin?

  • McCain Says Obama Didn't Call Palin a Pig

  • Palin Sticks to the Familiar in First Solo Outing

  • 'SNL' Debuts With Fey as Palin, Phelps as Host

  • Obama Camp Suggests Lies Over Palin Visit to Iraq

  • Palin Touches Familiar Territory in First Stops

  • Younger Evangelicals Split Over Palin

  • Hillary Clinton Tells Ohio Supporters: 'No Palin'

  • Tina Fey 'Likely' to Play Sarah Palin on 'SNL'

  • Alaska Lawmakers Vote to Subpoena Todd Palin

  • GOP Campaign Downplays Palin Book-Banning Inquiry

  • Palin Seeks to Defend Qualifications

  • Palin's Statements on Climate Change Murky

  • Palin Administration May Fight Subpoenas in Court

  • Fact Check: McCain Misstates Palin Earmarks Record

  • Palin's Town Billed Rape Victims to Get Evidence

  • GOP House Candidate in Alabama Runs 1st Palin Ad

  • Palin's Attorney: Investigator 'Biased'

  • McCain and Palin Castigate the Earmarks She Seeks

  • Palin Welcomed to Alaska After Whirlwind 2 Weeks

  • Palin-Backed Wilderness Road Passes Senate Panel

  • Former GOP Senator Calls Palin a 'Cocky Wacko'

  • Matt Damon Says He Fears a Palin Administration

  • Palin's Split With Alaska GOP Opened Opportunity

  • No Questions, Please; Palin Sticks to Her Script

  • Former NY Mayor: Palin 'Scares the Hell Out of Me'

  • Obama Puts Heat on Palin as She Boosts GOP Ticket

  • Palin's Nomination Adds Fuel to Abortion Debate

  • Report: Palin Tapped Travel Allowance at Home

  • Fact Check: Palin and the Bridge to Nowhere

  • Alaska Senator to Retain Oversight of Palin Probe

  • Palin's Pastor Urges Flock to Pray for the Media

  • McCain-Palin Becoming Palin-McCain?

  • Palin Church Promotes Converting Gays

  • Questions Remain on Palin Vetting

  • Palin: More and Less Than She Seems

  • Obama Rebukes Palin on Earmarks

  • Lawmaker Accused of Politicizing Palin Probe

  • Obama Raises $10 Million After Palin Speech

  • Palin Switched Colleges 6 Times in 6 Years

  • Obama Sends Supporters to Blunt Palin's Impact

  • Palin Swings at Obama

  • Poll: Only 4 in 10 Say Palin Has Enough Experience

  • Palin's Lawyer Has Already Questioned 2 Witnesses

  • Most Clinton Backers Say Palin's Too Far a Stretch

  • McCain Campaign Calls Palin Affair 'Vicious lie.'

  • Analysis: Palin More Than Her Resume — Much More

  • Palin: Iraq War 'a Task That is From God'

  • Pentecostalism Obscured in Palin Biography

  • Report: Palin Sent E-mails Complaining of Trooper

  • Palin Has Not Pushed Creation Science as Governor

  • Levi Johnston To Join Palin Family at Convention

  • Analysis: McCain Camp Plays Sexism Card for Palin

  • Palin’s Pork Requests Confound Reformer Image

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