Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Food For Thought

Obama – Just Say No! To More Debates

The International Herald Tribunes article on Sen. Obama questioning the “relevance” of further debates.

From CNN – No More Debates


Meanwhile, MSNBC heaps criticism on ABC Debate

Anyone watching the debate on Wednesday evening was clearly able to form their own opinion. Both candidates looked uncomfortable, Clinton less so than Obama. That said questions put to both candidates were valid, and not overly aggressive. What Hillary Clinton failed to do in this debate, was to come right out and state the fact that she does not believe Obama can take the heat in a general election, regardless of his 24/7 media pass. One can only hope, from a feminist point of view, that the answer she gave regarding his ability to win, was one of sarcasm, motivated by revenge, should he achieve the nomination, that in the general election he would be treated to much the same as any other Democrat – (One could only hope) However,we can bet the house that should this happen, any critique of the Golden Boy will result in an immediate backlash from all major news outlets towards the source (The RNC).

The exchange regarding the ability to take the heat from the opposition took a neat turn when Obama turned to Clinton and sneeringly recalled the criticism she faced as first lady. When Hillary came to the White House, she wanted to expand the role of the First Lady – do more to be involved. The response from the “boys club” was: “You should stay home and bake cookies”. As Obama restated this slur, he did so with a slow smile. The man appears to be both an elitist and a chauvinist.

On the other side of the aisle: Fox News is reporting: GOP Sources Huckabee to Campaign for McCain

There may be Hope yet!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday’s Considerations: Voices from the Past

From: The National Archives.

The Declaration of Independence
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Constitution of the United States
Treason: Artilce III

Carter with Arrafat

Section. 3.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

From the Federalist Papers: #84, Hamilton

"I go further and affirm that bills of rights, in the sense and to the extent in which they are contended for, are not only unnecessary in the proposed Constitution but would even be dangerous. They would contain various exceptions to powers which are not granted; and, on this very account, would afford a colorable pretext to claim more than we granted. Fro why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do Why for instance, should it be said that the liberty of the press shallot be retrained, when no power is given by which restrictions may be imposed? I will not contend that such a provision would confer a regulating power, but it is evident that it would furnish, to men disposed to usurp, a plausible pretense for claiming that power."

New York Times Headlin
From Cooperative Research

History, it is known, has a habit of repeating itself, and the vision of this nations founding father's was far-seeing indeed.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Carter Continues His Quest for the Glorification of Hamas

Carter at Arafats Grave, AP Photo

Jimmy Carter laid a wreath at the grave of Yassar Arafat yesterday. Carter did not respond when one of his Palestinian “hosts” noted that the grave was only temporary and that they hoped to move it to Jerusalem. Most likely overcome grief and his own ego, this moment found Carter at a usual loss for words. The Israeli government continues to shun the ex-president. Is there no end to this man’s buffoonery?

Carter embraces Hamas official at West Bank meeting, from My Way

Carter, defying Israel, meets Hamas ex-minister, from Reuters



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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday’s Tidbits

Mike Huckabee and the Countdown

Mike Huckabee, former 10 year Governor of the State of Arkansas

Today is the day that former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’ new website is revealed. Mike has featured a clock counting down to April 15, 2008 – high noon. There is much speculation from a variety of bloggers claiming that the announcement may be anything from a bid for an independent run at the presidency to an official early announcement that Mike will be John McCain’s V.P. choice. One might also speculate that as it is April 15, and federal and state taxes are due, that this website might be a new anti-tax P.A.C. In any event, Mike Huckabee is missed on the campaign trail. As a conservative who saw through the media hype and the total nonsense thrown out by the “conservative” Club for Growth, Mike Huckabee stands for everything that is good about this country. It would take the decimation of the country by an inept and inexperienced president to bring the nation back to the point where the populace is ready for another “Man of the People”. After four years of “Yes we can”, one can only hope there will be a nation left to govern! I really like Mike.


In his continued quest to embarrass the nation, Jimmy Carter (groan) is in the Middle East. How’s that trip going?

Former President Jimmy Carter has been left to his own devices in his latest terrorist hugging foray in the Middle East. This old fool could not comprehend why the Israeli’s might not want to supply him with protection. See article from Israel Today. Did it not occur to this idiot that his anti-Semitic remarks and continual visits with terrorists might not sit well with the Israeli’s?

From Time. Jimmy Carter's Peace Loving People

Speaking of which, despite criticism from governments and his own party, Carter still plans to meet with the exiled Hamas Leader today Article from the International Herald Tribune. Points to consider:
When this man was president he met with the Ayatollah Khomeini while he was exiled in Paris, some, including the Shah of Iran, thought this might not be in anyone’s best interest, but, Carter went ahead, and well, the outcome is a nuclear Iran. How can he explain his continued fascination and support for terrorists – all in the name of the American people? A former president, like it or not, is seen as an elder statesman globally, which might explain why the world views us so unfavorably. Carter and his ilk (former vice presidents, etc.), have been rampaging about America’s shortcomings amongst our enemies for quite some time. I propose commitment – to a long-term care facility.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pennsylvania Democrats Come to Their Senses

Reuters Photo

From The American Research Group

April 14, 2008 - Pennsylvania Democratic Primary Preference

Democrats Mar
7-8 Mar
26-27 Apr
5-6 Apr

Clinton 52% 51% 45% 57%
Obama 41% 39% 45% 37%
Someone else 1% 2% 4% 2%
Undecided 6% 8% 6% 4%

Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama 48% to 44% among men (45% of likely Democratic primary voters). Among women, Clinton leads 64% to 31%.

Clinton leads 64% to 29% among white voters (82% of likely Democratic primary voters). Obama leads 79% to 18% among African American voters (14% of likely Democratic primary voters).

Clinton leads 52% to 43% among voters age 18 to 49 (50% of likely Democratic primary voters) and Clinton leads 62% to 31% among voters age 50 and older.

10% of all likely Democratic primary voters say they would never vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary and 24% of likely Democratic primary voters say they would never vote for Barack Obama in the primary.

23% of likely Democratic primary voters say that excessive exposure to Obama's advertising is causing them to support Clinton.

Good News and the American Hero - Hard to Find - Worth the Search

Tired of reading and watching daily news articles with headlines touting murder-suicide, bombings, gang shootings, fatal car crashes, sex offenders, failed schools, failed parents, failed government and failed economy, one should be able to find good news somewhere. This is not a simple task. Armed with a list of links to television news stations in fifty states, the following “good news” stories were found. Happy Monday.

Boise Idaho Teenager pulls toddler from burring Vehicle KIVI – Boise Brooke Garcia, a Caldwell High School senior, saved a child from a burning vehicle on the Interstate.

Davenport Iowa A Quad City Woman Competes In Bake-Off Finals From KWQC. Norita Solt has advanced to the Pillsbury Bake Off finals. The recipe that propelled her to the finals: “Sunny Morning Star Biscuit SoufflĂ©”.

From KFYR, North Dakota A three year old, Tara, makes a donation to “Locks of Love”. Tara said: “I’m going to give my hair to sick buddies with no hair”.

From News6 in Tulsa:Heroic Teen Saves 5 year old neighbor from dog attack.

Stories that are heartwarming, highlight the good in our youth (our nations hope) and even those stories that may be campy, are the tidbits that bring hope to a nation that is weary of the never-ending crime and political bickering that is dosed out in heaping portions every minute of every day. Of course, hard news sells, and one should know if a terrorist is on the loose in the neighborhood, yet if each outlet would only balance the bad with the good, the forecast would be a good deal brighter.

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