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September 24, 2008

Tancredo Introduces UN Eviction Act

This is something I can get behind:

[Rep. Tom] Tancredos bill, dubbed the U.N. Eviction Act, would direct Attorney General Michael Mukasey to initiate condemnation proceedings against all United Nations properties within the United States, and sell the property to the highest bidder on the open market. The proceeds will be given to the Treasury Department to pay down the national debt. The bill would also bar the future purchase of property in the United States or U.S. territories by the U.N. or any of its agencies, and revokes the diplomatic privileges and immunities that U.N. officials and representatives currently enjoy.

I refuse to sit idly by while Americans are forced to host Islamofascist dictators, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, so they can spew anti-American rhetoric just blocks from Ground Zero, Tancredo continued.


If the U.N. is so keen to accommodate the foreign policy demands of rogue nations and dictatorships, perhaps the world body might be more comfortable relocating to one, concluded Tancredo. Im sure Ban Ki-Moon will have no trouble securing a new location in downtown Pyongyang or Tehran.

Heck, there's nothing I can add. Unfortunately, I doubt it will go anywhere, but kudos to Rep. Tancredo for this bill. I've had enough of the UN's nonsense.

I'd also like for us to leave the UN. Seeing as we pay the largest share of its dues, it would be interesting to see if they could survive long without our support.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 09:39 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0) | Good News

Chris Dodd in Action - Too Little, Too Late

My latest over at FSM:

Connecticuts other senator was among the first to begin bashing the Bush administration for its $700 billion bailout proposition. "It would do nothing, in my view, to let a single family save a home. It would do nothing to stop a CEO from dumping billion dollars of toxic assets on the back of American taxpayers," Dodd said.

Forgive me for being just a wee bit cynical. Dodd was the top recipient of campaign donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the last ten years to the tune of nearly $134, 000. Plus, where was he when the Bush administration proposed a new agency to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back in 2003? Had it passed,

The new agency would have the authority, which now rests with Congress, to set one of the two capital-reserve requirements for the companies. It would exercise authority over any new lines of business. And it would determine whether the two are adequately managing the risks of their ballooning portfolios.

John McCain tried to spearhead reform too, back in 2006. Where was Dodd?

Read it all here.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 08:36 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0) | FSM

Behold: Barack Immortalized on Gold Coin

First there was Barack Obama's own version of the presidential seal.

Then there was his version of a Greek temple (designed by the guy who has designed the sets for many of Britney Spears' tours).

Now...a gold coin with his likeness. I kid you not. A company in England is hoping to rake in the cash after the election:

The coins already sold to the Democrats will be presented to the senators, congressmen, governors and other politicians they are being given to within the next two weeks.

There will also be a television advertising campaign launched in the US.

The company directors got the idea of producing the coins after seeing actress Meryl Streep talking about Barack Obama on a television programme.

When they got in touch with the Democrats the party jumped at the chance. And the coins have proved such a hit that locally produced versions have already been launched to compete with the UK originals.

The coins show Senator Obamas face, along with a picture of the White House and the legend President of the United States of America."

Now I realize Obama didn't commission these coins himself. It's funny, though, how he got angry when McCain mocked his worldwide rock star status. Will he ask the Birmingham firm to stop the sale of the coins before the election? As Bob from the discount furniture chain would say, "I doubt it!" (Those of you from the Northeast will be able to hear the distinctive whine in your head!)

And yes, I know that the big sports leagues commission two sets of merchandise for the winners of the Super Bowl, World Series, etc., and then destroy the merchandise bearing the logo of the losing team. But striking a coin with Obama's likeness before we've even had the election and publicizing the fact takes just a little more hubris than that, to borrow a phrase from Charlie Gibson.

It's also nice to know that the Brits are taking such an interest in an election they can't vote in.


In Barack we trust? Not really.

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September 22, 2008

Grassroots Palin Smear: The Work of Professionals?

Answer: From The Jawa Report:

Extensive research was conducted by the Jawa Report to determine the source of smears directed toward Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Those smears included false allegations that she belonged to a secessionist political party and that she has radical anti-American views.

Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.

It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:

-Evidence suggests that a YouTube video with false claims about Palin was uploaded and promoted by members of a professional PR firm.

-The family that runs the PR firm has extensive ties to the Democratic Party, the netroots, and are staunch Obama supporters.

-Evidence suggests that the firm engaged in a concerted effort to distribute the video in such a way that it would appear to have gone viral on its own. Yet this effort took place on company time.

-Evidence suggests that these distribution efforts included actions by at least one employee of the firm who is unconnected with the family running the company.

-The voice-over artist used in this supposedly amateur video is a professional.

-This same voice-over artist has worked extensively with David Axelrod's firm, which has a history of engaging in phony grassroots efforts, otherwise known as "astroturfing."

-David Axelrod is Barack Obama's chief media strategist.

-The same voice-over artist has worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign.

This suggests that false rumors and outright lies about Sarah Palin and John McCain being spread on the internet are being orchestrated by political partisans and are not an organic grassroots phenomenon led by the left wing fringe. Our findings follow.

Read the whole thing. No smoking gun, but odd coincidences that deserve further investigation. However, as the MSM is in the tank for Obama, don't expect this to go much further than the blogosphere.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 09:36 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0) | Politics

September 18, 2008

Election 2008: Hollywood Redux

My latest at AT:

Welcome to Election 2008, where Hollywood has declared "once more unto the breach." And once again, Hollywood is showing how little it has in common with the rest of America.

Before they were stars, many of today's glitterati were once part of the unfortunate, mouth-breathing, plebian masses, and continue to play them on the big screen for big bucks. But upon their induction into the moneyed, sycophantic world of big name entertainment, many of them have lost their perspective on how regular people live and think. You can't blame them, really. With millions of adoring fans worldwide, scores of dedicated "yes men" who tend to their every need, and a social circle of like-minded political travelers, it's easy to see how - in their minds - they have transcended from "average Joe" to "enlightened being." It's good to be the king.

Read it all here.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 08:26 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0) | American Thinker

Hey Obama, Hows That Judgment to Lead Meme Going?

My latest over at PJM:

Obama is a charismatic speaker when the words are right there in front of him. Heck, I can be too. In fact, I serve as a lay reader at my church and was told by a fellow congregant earlier this year that I should run for office because I read so well. (She also liked my hair.) It was flattering, of course, but made me wonder what this woman looks for in a candidate seeking to lead our country and how many more there are like her out there.

Read it all here.

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September 17, 2008

Did Obama Violate the Logan Act During His Iraq Visit?

My latest at FSM:

Nothing in Article One, which covers the duties of Congress (both House and Senate), says anything about senators engaging foreign policy unbidden by the president - even those running for president. And somehow I doubt President Bush called him up and asked him to take over Condoleezza Rice's job for a day.

But my plebian education may be impeding my interpretation of both Obama's denial and the Constitution. See, I didn't go to Columbia or Harvard - like Sarah Palin, I graduated from a state university, so I may not be educated enough to figure it out. I do still have all my teeth, however, so that's one thing going for me.

Read it all here.

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September 05, 2008

Solid Performance by McCain

My review of the senator's acceptance speech last night, posted to FSM:

Always strong on national security, he reminded Americans that al Qaeda remains a threat; Iran is not only a major sponsor of worldwide terror but is also seeking nuclear weapons; and Russia, rich with oil wealth, has a corrupt government and seems determined to exert its influence on unwilling neighbors like Georgia. And, as one would expect, he highlighted his initially unpopular support for a surge in Iraq that has proven successful. Invoking Bush and Reagan, he said, I know how the world works. I know the good and the evil in it.

Read it all here.

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September 04, 2008

Sarah Palin Flexes her Political Muscle at the Republican Convention

Stayed up late watching Sarah Palin's speech and writing about it for FSM:

As she did in Dayton, Palin introduced her family. While scandal-mongers were likely hoping shed address the media-driven scandal created around her daughters pregnancy, she would only say, From the inside, no family ever seems typical, and thats how it is with us. Our family has the same ups and downs, the same challenges, and the same joys. Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge. And children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.

Three cheers for her refusing to bend to the mainstream medias agenda. Its something thats likely to infuriate them even more than the fact that they were caught with their pants down when McCain announced Palin as his VP pick.

Read it all here.

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September 02, 2008

Some Parts of the Candidates' Lives are None of Our Business

My take on the brouhaha surrounding Sarah Palin's daughter over at PJM:

The hypocrisy of the far left and its media supporters is stunning. When Bill Clinton was receiving special favors from Monica Lewinsky while she was hidden under his desk and he was on the phone conducting the official business of the American people, we were told that it was nobodys business but theirs. Hey, everyone fools around, right? Why not the president, while he was on duty, with a young woman interning in the White House therefore, for all intents and purposes, a White House employee? The fact that he lied about it afterward while under oath was no big deal either. He was just trying to protect his privacy. Heck, if he had just admitted it when the information became public there likely would have been no impeachment proceedings and the whole thing would have been over and done with a lot sooner, sparing the American people a lot of unnecessary grief.

Read it all here.

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