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October 30, 2008

Snoozing in the Pews during the Obama Worship Hour

I watched Obama's half hour infomercial last night so you wouldn't have to. My take on it is over at Family Security Matters:

Slickly produced, the 30-minute spot, with its soft music, emotive images and tearjerker stories of hardworking Americans going through difficult times (hey, why wasnt I auditioned for this?), reminds one more of a movie on the Lifetime, Oxygen or Hallmark channels than a political ad. The kind of movie that makes you squirm uncomfortably in your seat in embarrassment, wondering when the commercial will come so you can run to the kitchen for a bracing jolt of caffeinated soda (or something stronger). But then you remember: the whole thing is a commercial!

(Cue shower music from Psycho)

It's all here.

UPDATE (October 31): Mark asks why no one is talking about the ratings for this dud. Here you go:

The combined overall household rating for Senator Barack Obamas Wednesday night infomercial, in the top 56 local television markets where Nielsen maintains electronic TV meters, was 21.7.

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In comparison, the final debate between the two presidential candidates received a 38.3 household rating in the top 56 local TV markets. The candidates first debate on September 26 received a 34.7 household rating in the top 55 markets; their second debate, on October 7, received a 42.0 household rating in those markets.

And according to two top infomercial producers, Obama's expensive self-promotion...

was a flop.

"I don't see enough smiling. Doom and gloom totally," said Anthony Sullivan, one of the biggest names in infomercial history.

"I feel depressed right now," added Sullivan, an Englishman famous for his infomercials touting the Swivel Sweeper and Smart Chopper. The only thing saving Obama, Sullivan said, was when the candidate appeared live at the end speaking at a rally in Florida.

"I think it needed it. I was about to throw myself through a window because it was depressing," Sullivan said.

You know if it had been a ratings blowout, the MSM would have been all over it like Chris Matthews on Obama's leg.

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October 29, 2008

The Ant and the Grasshopper: Updated for 2008

You probably remember the fable about the ant and the grasshopper. The ant worked hard and saved and had food for winter while the grasshopper was lazy and had nothing for winter.

The story has changed. The grasshopper went to Obama and said he had nothing. So, Obama went to the ant and took away half his savings in order to spread the wealth around the forest.

The next year the ant did not work and everyone starved to death.

The End.

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Thanks to Gayle.

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Bow Down Unto Me (Photo ID Required)

The security of our elections is not important: Obama is among those who opposes photo ID at the polls.

But the security of The One is so important that photo ID is required to gain entrance to the coronation bash.

Ace has the scoop.

One word: hypocrite.

h/t: Michelle Malkin

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October 28, 2008

Obama's Hope 'n Change Smells More like Socialism

My latest at FSM:

Barack Obama promises change. But can America afford the change hes promising?

Joe the Plumbers question to Obama about taxes, to which Obama answered when you spread the wealth around its good for everybody, just scratched the surface of the candidates plans. A Chicago radio interview of Obama in 2001 has surfaced and it paints a detailed picture of Obamas guiding political philosophy.

Read it all here.

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Even Female Conservative Pundits Embrace Palin Bashing

My latest effort at PJM:

Why beautiful, accomplished women like Parker and Noonan would join the MSM pile-on of the beautiful, accomplished woman from Alaska is, on its face, confusing.

But for anyone who knows anything about how DC works, maybe its not so confusing after all.

The whole thing is here.

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October 27, 2008

Obama in 2001: How to Bring About Redistributive Change

Before there was Joe the Plumber there was this 2001 radio interview, where Barack Obama explains what he means by the redistribution of wealth and the courts role in bringing it about:

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Obama Campaign 'Punishes' Television Station for Hard-Hitting Interview

On FSM today:

A particularly pointed interview of Joe Biden by Barbara West of Orlandos WFTV-Channel 9 last Thursday resulted in the Obama campaign canceling an interview of Bidens wife Jill. Why? The reason given by the campaign was an unprofessional interview [of Joe Biden]both combative and woefully uninformed about simple facts.

West touched upon a number of topics that have been deemed verboten by the rest of the mainstream media, including whether Obamas talk of spreading the wealth to Joe the Plumber was a crushing political blunder. Her follow up question to that was, How is Sen. Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around? Bidens initial response was to ask if the question was a joke.

Er, no, Joe, it wasnt a joke. Americans really want to know.

Read it all here.

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October 26, 2008

Obama's Anthem

(For those who don't recognize the tune, it's the old Soviet Union anthem.)

h/t: The Jawa Report

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October 24, 2008

Obama: The Man Who Wants to Lead All Americans Doesn't Like a Majority of Them

This is the man who claims he will transcend the racial divide that he and the Democrats must keep alive if they want to stay in power?

No other comment is necessary. The video speaks for itself.

And if that's not enough, here he is again, in his own words:

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October 23, 2008

Obama's Pal Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground Communist Manifesto

Just a guy in the neighborhood? A respected college professor? These are the descriptions of William Ayers that come from The One's mouth in defense of his, er, casual relationship with an unrepentant domestic terrorist.

He wasn't just a garden-variety, late '60s-early '70s hippie rebel whose biggest concerns were scoring acid and free love (translation: lots of sex). No, he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, founded the Weather Underground, a group looking to start "a revolutionary communist party in order to lead the struggle, give coherence and direction to the fight, seize power and build the new society."

These words come directly from Ayers' communist manifesto - relegated to the dustbin of history - until now. Zombie found a copy and has published it all for the world to see. Head over and take a gander and see what this "distinguished college professor" friend of Barack Obama really believes.

And ask yourself: why would Obama want anything to do with him? Even casually?

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From Ayers' poisoned pen

h/t: Michelle Malkin

UPDATE: LGF has the scoop on Ayers' and Dohrn's new book. Jack Murtha should ask for a signed copy.

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Where Socialism Leads...Wise Words from a Russian Immigrant

My friend Karen pointed me to the following. It's a comment posted to this blog entry by Jake Tapper on Political Punch. The blog entry quotes Obama in Virginia claiming he'll sweep into Washington as the agent of change with a "righteous wind at our backs."

While that statement by The One is creepy enough, I feel the comment below is something we should all read and internalize. It's a lesson I am hoping Americans won't have to learn first hand (all spelling, grammar and punctuation from the original):

I'm an immigrant from Russia. I grew up in Siberia in 1960-70-s, the prosperous period in USSR. Neither my parents nor I were Party elites and had no special privileges to get an apartment, a telephone, a car etc. To give it to us would be decided by a few Communist Party demagogues on their subjective opinion regarding how hard and productive we worked for USSR and therefore for the Communist party.

Based on the size of our family, two parents and child, the government gave us a one room apartment that consists of a single room, 18 sq. yards, used as a bedroom, living room, and storage. The only other rooms were a bathroom and a kitchen, where I had to sleep. Lucky we had an apartment, since many families had to wait sometimes for twenty years to get one.

Since government controlled food production and distribution each person had special ration cards to buy in the local store 2 lb of meat or 1 lb of processed meat products per month, and 8 oz of butter.

During Yeltsin reign, in the early 1990's, taxes on business were significantly increased resulting in great decrease in production. Inflation hit 2000%. Sugar, eggs, salt, detergent, soap, vodka and even matches were also distributed through the ration cards. I was an engineer then. I remember having nothing to eat but bread and spaghetti. Shelves in the stores were completely empty. My mother, teacher, and her doctor friend were in the same situation. Nobody talked of poverty. We were all equal.

After I was fortunate to immigrate to US I was surprised how many people here whine about hardship of living and believed in a socialistic utopia. The question "Why?" is always on the back of my mind.

Looks like after Soviets were defeated by Reagan a lot of people fell asleep and let communists come to their back yard in the clothes of liberal media and education system, with promises of free healthcare and education -- with ideas to make irreversible change "from the lies, falsehood and hypocrisy of democracy for the rich and establish democracy for the poor" (Quote Marx and Engels)

If we will follow this road everyone will be poor. I guess I understand the liberal elite in D.C, they would revel in power. But local news paper reporters, or teachers? In socialist society they would be defeated and silenced first.

I want to scream that socialism was never about equality. To quote Lenin the socialism is "dictatorship of proletariat ", but in the end it is just a dictatorship.
Why so many people forget that freedom of individuality and enterprise all encompassed in the genius of capitalism makes this country great! Why so many do not realize that they live in the cleanest and most prosperous country in the world? Do you really want the government to decide how the necessities of life should be rationed or how big your home should be? Do you really believe that somebody in government can "spread the wealth around" fairly? I don't. I've been there before! Also I don't want that my children and grandchildren would live as I did with no way out. USA is only haven of freedom from government left in the world.

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Thanks Zina. We can see how well socialism works today: Hugo Chavez, determined to create a socialist utopia in Venezuela, now can add national blackouts to his credit. The nation with some of the world's largest energy reserves can't give reliable power to its own citizens.

Those of you who have a shaky foundation in economics should read Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy by Thomas Sowell. It explains why socialism and communism doesn't work and why the free market does. I highly recommend it. Sowell knows his stuff, and he writes in an entertaining, easy-to-understand style.

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October 22, 2008

Will the World Heed New Messiahs Message? Passing the Global Test

My latest at Family Security Matters:

I thought that if we elected Barack Obama that the world would love us. British singer Joss Stone (who?) wants Obama to win because hes more lovingMcCain he seems angry, he seems like an angry man. The Germans love him. (They also love David Hasselhoffs singing ) Obama himself promised, We will change this country. We will change the world.

Read it all here.

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October 21, 2008

Joe the Plumber Vetted More Thoroughly than Obama

This actually posted yesterday, but I forgot to post a link. Here ya go:

After a slew of television and radio appearances, where he kept his cool and entranced the nation with his obvious grasp on how bigger government hurts the average American, the media made sure that we began to find out unsavory tidbits about Joe: his given name is Samuel; he has a tax lien; and he calls himself a plumber when he doesnt have a license even though his employer has one. And, maybe most egregious of all, didnt Joe know that the local plumbers union supports Obama?

Entire article here.

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My Message to My Senator, Chris Dodd

Just sent this off to Sen. Dodd:

Why haven't you released your mortgage papers? Even the NYT wants to know, which in itself is surprising (see link).

Receiving favors from an institution you were charged with regulating, even if not illegal, is a gross breach of ethics and a troubling breach of the trust of your constituents.

Your hemming and hawing is not fooling anyone. Nor is the fact that Congress is not planning on investigating the whole Fannie/Freddie mess until AFTER the election. Nice way to serve your own interests over those of the people you purport to serve.

If you really want to be honorable, resign your seat. You are a disgrace to the state and a disgrace to the Senate.

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Time to come clean, Chris!

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October 15, 2008

Obama Spread the Wealth Around Reveals Socialist Plan for America

I interviewed Joe Wurzelbacher, the plumber who spoke with Obama on the campagin trail in Ohio about Obama's tax policies for small business. Read my interview with Joe at FamilySecurityMatters.org here.

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Media Selectively Outraged by Campaign Hate

My latest at PJM:

The mainstream media scream and shout that the McCain campaign and its supporters have been running a racist and negative campaign. Theyve made much ado about angry individuals at McCain campaign rallies and McCain referring to Obama as that one in last weeks debate, yet they ignore real ugliness being displayed by the left. Why? The word inconvenient comes readily to mind. So does the phrase double standard.

Read it all here.

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October 14, 2008

Obama's Plan for Redistribution of Wealth

Socialism: a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

Behold Obama's vision for America...we'll take your hard-earned money away from you and give it to other people who aren't as "lucky."



h/t: American Truckers at War

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October 11, 2008

Is Obama a Natural Citizen?

According to our Constitution, a candidate for POTUS must be:

35 years or older
14 year resident
A natural born citizen

There have been some questions about whether Barack Obama was born in the United States or not, which I used to think was a bunch of hooey. Now I'm not so sure. Watch this video and see what YOU think.

h/t: American Thinker on a tip from Timothy.

UPDATE: Rev. Right reminds us that FactCheck.org, which assures us the certificate Obama has on his website is legit, is owned by the Annenberg of Chicago...and Obama used to sit on its board. (This is mentioned in the video, but it doesn't hurt to reiterate the fact.) Conflict of interest? You be the judge.

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October 10, 2008

My Interview with John Murtagh

I interviewed John Murtagh, whose family was targeted by the Weather Underground in 1970. William Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, were the head of this notorious domestic terror group and are "friendly" with Barack Obama.

My interview with Mr. Murtagh is at Family Security Matters.

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October 07, 2008

The SNL Skit that Lefties Don't Want You to See

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live did a skit that skewered Dems (while taking the usual pot shots at Republicans) for their complicity in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac collapse and the subsequent "bailout." The skit was originally posted to the SNL site along with some others, but suddenly yanked. Why?

Michelle Malkin thinks George Soros might be behind it. Not an unreasonable hypothesis, since Soros is lampooned in the skit as a greedy opporunist who doesn't mind enriching himself at the expense of others. An influential couple by the name of Sandler has a part in all of this too, which Michelle discusses also.

If you haven't seen the skit, you can see it here, where it's posted to a private server. It's not particularly funny...SNL hasn't been funny in what seems like forever...but it's spot on in its use of so-called humor to highlight the truth.

And NBC (taken to task by unknown overlords?) seems to desperately be trying to cover up their mistake.

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You can run, but you can't hide...

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October 06, 2008

Sean Hannity on Obama's Radical Friends

See it before Obama's Truth Squad gets to YouTube:

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McCain Finally Pounds Obama on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Better late than never:

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Movie Review An American Carol

I saw An American Carol over the weekend and my review is up over at FSM:

"Why should I celebrate a country that's caused oppression and terror all over the world?"

These are the words of Michael Malone, the fictitious director lampooned in An American Carol, which opened up this past weekend, coming in (as of this writing) seventh overall at the box office for the weekend. With a number of big-name stars and some surprising cameo appearances, it's an enjoyable afternoon or evening out at the movies geared toward pride in country harbored by more Americans than one would think based on the usual cinematic offerings from Tinseltown.

If you've seen Airplane! and the Naked Gun series, you know what kind of film you're in for - full of the slapstick, corny jokes and foul-mouthed kids that comic film veteran director David Zucker is well-known for. And if that kind of humor isn't your cup of tea, you may want to pass this up. But bear in mind, there's a lot more to An American Carol than first meets the eye. The movie borrows heavily from the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, but brings to it not only the patriotic flavor that has largely been missing from Hollywood fare since the 1960s, but also straight talk about the dangers posed by radical Islam that many Americans either don't wish to face or believe are blown out of proportion by those trying to sound the alarm - as if 9/11 wasn't alarm enough.

Read the whole thing here.

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