It is very, very crowded under Senator Obama's Bus!
1. Bitter Clinging Working Class & Gramma
2. Rev. Jeremiah Wright
3. Father Mike Pfleger
4. Trinty United Church of Christ
5. Billy Ayers
6. Tony Rezko
7. Bernardine Dohrn
8. Hillary Clinton
9. More to Come - Click my Post Title for more from Larry Johnson
10. Most Americans
11. Alice Palmer - added at 9:56 AM 6/1/08: H/t- Mr. John Rubery - Hawkeyed Reader, Thinker, Marathon Runner, Drinker of Imported and Specialty Domestic Malted Grain Beverages, and Patriot.
Calm Down, Folks. All is OK
The Straight Talk Express driven by Senator John McCain is driving the speed limit in all States -Con No Problemos!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
John McCain: Bud Day Speaks of Service to a Cause Creater Than Oneself & Barack Obama Distances Himself from Friends and Quits His Church
ABARDEEN, S.D. (AP) Barack Obama is resigning a 20 year membership in Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. It comes in the wake of inflammatory remarks by former Reverend Jeremiah Wright and a flap over derisive remarks by a visiting pastor last week targeting Hillary CLinton.
I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
Seantor Barack Obama 2008
Throughout his life, John has fought for what he believes is right for the United States. He lives to serve causes greater than himself. He is running for president not to be somebody, but to do something.Col. Bud Day 2008
That is courage. That is leadership.
John McCain is battle tested — in combat and in Washington. We served with John and know the truth: There is no better man to lead us through the challenging times our nation faces today and on to our best days that lie ahead.
Friday, May 30, 2008
I attended John McCain's Town Hall Meeting in Greendale, WI and asked a question about school choice to which Senator McCain articulated his Education agenda for his Presidency that embraces school choice,including vouchers and home schooling.
Click my post title for my report to Chicago Daily Observer - Chicago's Best Source for News and Commentary.
Strange. I mentioned that I was a Chicago Democrat and folks in the audience boo-ed me. It was noted today in the report by GREG J. BOROWSKI of Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
While the event was billed as an open forum, with no questions barred, the crowd Thursday was clearly in McCain's corner.
The only boos came when Pat Hickey stood up and identified himself as a Chicago resident and a Democrat. He quickly noted to applause: "There are a lot of us supporting Senator McCain."
Hickey, a teacher at a private school in Chicago, asked McCain about school choice, which McCain supports.
Other questions ranged from college affordability to the appointment of Supreme Court justices. All brought familiar responses.
One woman questioned McCain on the war and its cost to the economy.
"It's succeeding," McCain said of the war. "I can look you in the eye and tell you it's succeeding
When I sat down I said, 'Hey, I'm for McCain.' The lady next to me offered with pitying eyes, 'It's not that you are a Democrat, Honey, but never wear a plaid sport coat when you're wearing striped britches.'
Duly noted, Ma'am.
McCain Photo by Marie T. Sullivan: Chicago Daily Observer Arts and Culture Editor
Thursday, May 29, 2008
While Americans ( Norte Americanos) up here in the Great Forty-Eight, with Alaska and Hawaii of course, parse gotcha phrases, gerundives and sentences,Rezko, Ayers, Wright, & etc., there is some serious history taking shape in South America.
Paraguay elected a Marxist Liberation Theology ( dish watered by Rev. Wright) and former Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo as its President. Paraguay holds the energy keys to Brazil in the form of Hydro-Electric Power. Brazil has resisted the ministrations of Hugo Chavez who nationalized Venezuelan natural resources. Brazil and Paraguay are eye-ball to eye-ball over surplus electric power. Fernando Lugo seems close to Chavez.
Paraguay is the tipping point in the South American 'Pink Tide' that has swept Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina and other South American nations and seriously threatens Columbia.
The candidates for President need to address this coming flash point in the struggle for Democracy - Paraguay will be huge.
Here is a Wikpedia Sketch of President Lugo:
Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez is a Paraguayan politician who won the April 2008 presidential election and is therefore president-elect of Paraguay.
A Roman Catholic bishop, he is associated with the Socialist International through the APC-coalition's Revolutionary Febrerista Party. He had requested laicization in order to run for office. However, the Holy See refused the request on the grounds that Bishops could not undergo laicization, and also denied him the requested canonical permission to run for civil elected office. Subsequently following his declaration of candidacy, the Holy See imposed on him the penalty of suspension from the discharge of the ordained ministry, but did not dismiss him from the clerical state.
John McCain is the only candidate with a clear policy on Latin America and directly points to the impact Paraguay will have on stability and peace in our Western Hemisphere.
Click my post title for some good background on this issue.
This tale from Texas lore comes from Chicago Law Dog Michael Brennan, Esq.!
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher, who‘s
hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a
conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to
Obama and his bid to be our President.
The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'post turtle'.'
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post
The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you
come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post
The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he
continued to explain. 'You know he didn't get up there by himself, he
doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up
there, and you just wonder what kind of a dumb ass put him up there.'
Mel, over at Larry Johnson's No Quarter explains - click my post title!
Off to see Senator John McCain at Martin Luther High School in Greendale, WI - get some Straight Talking to there.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Dean has had his way with Democrats. Now, Democrats can fight back.
Larry Johnson's No Quarter has acted as a government-in-exile for Democrats scorned by the Obama Myth, but expected to cast happy ballots for the Junior Senator from Illinois. Hillary ran a vigorous campaign with the help of patriots like Larry Johnson. Now Dean and Barack Obama want them to shut-up, get in line and vote in November. They will Laddie Bucks!
Democrats who want to see America succeed in Iraq and in world approval, Democrats who tire of hearing abortion termed Choice, Democrats who want lower taxes, Democrats who see School Choice as a real opprtunity to right the listing American Public school systems, Democrats who pay the lion-share in taxes and are sickened by pork-barrel spending have a champion in John McCain.
John McCain will give Democrats a genuine opporrunity to take back the Party of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Moynihan and Scoop Jackson with an Administration wedded to their principles. A John McCain Presidency will unite Americans and give Democrats the time to take back their Party from the elites and radicals and Hollywood PACs that have held the DNC in captivity for decades.
Here's what Obama's leaders offer:
( from No Quarter - click my post title for the full monty)
For starters Super Delegates should take a look at the terrific analysis presented by Peniel Cronin. Cronin uses cold hard facts to demonstrate that Hillary, not Barack, is most deserving of the support of the Super Delegates. She has won more votes and won more in states that will count for Democrats come the fall. I challenge any Obamaton to refute these facts. Please download and read: 2008caucusreport.pdf
But the Obama fantasy train wants passengers to believe that Hillary is behind. That Hillary cannot win. It is a damn lie. Having decisively won the most votes and crushed Obama in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky–as well as racking up victories in Florida, Texas, and California–the notion that Barack is most competitive for the fall campaign is laughable.
Unlike the Barack bulllies, Hillary and her followers are not threatening to set the streets of Denver on fire. They are not threatening to beat the crap out of police. Nope, we will argue facts. And thanks to folks like Peniel Cronin, there is hope that reason may prevail.
John McCain offers Democrats genuine Choice - not more Abortions.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The Grecian Formula for GOP Success, Arianna Huffington gave Senator John McCain a resoundingly powerful endorsement in today's Huffington Post - Hollywood Squares
Noted most for its panoply of low-budget Movie and TV lightweights as columnists and pundits, HUFFPO outdoes the satirical gem The Onion for laughs and giggles.
Arianna Huffington, her own bad self, gave Senator John McCain a huge boost with most American Voters, touting his long championship of Human Dignity. Thanks, Arianna!
Since 1983, in votes in the House and the Senate (where he has served since 1987), McCain has cast 130 votes on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues. 125 of those votes were anti-choice [pdf]. Among his voting lowlights:
He has repeatedly voted to deny low-income women access to abortion care except in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother's life (although McCain is now wavering on trying to put these exceptions into the party platform).
He voted to shut down the Title X family-planning program, which provides millions of women with health care services ranging from birth control to breast cancer screenings.
He voted against legislation that established criminal and civil penalties for those who use threats and violence to keep women from gaining access to reproductive health clinics.
He voted to uphold the policy that bans overseas health clinics from receiving aid from America if they use their own funds to provide legal abortion services or even adopt a pro-choice position.
Of his anti-choice voting record, McCain has said, "I have many, many votes and it's been consistent," proudly adding: "And I've got a consistent zero from NARAL" through the years. And last month he told Chris Matthews: "The rights of the unborn is one of my most important values."
What's more, McCain has made it very clear that if he becomes president he will appoint judges in the Scalia, Roberts, Alito mold. His big judicial speech earlier this month was filled with coded buzz words that make it clear that, if given the chance, he'd replace 88-year-old Justice John Paul Stevens with an anti-choice Justice who would tip the scales against Roe v Wade. Throw in an additional anti-choice replacement for the 75-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and you can kiss the right to choose good-bye for a long, long time.
That's why the unmasking of John McCain is job Number One between now and November.
The only way John McCain can win is if his reactionary views on choice and women's health issues remain obscured by his faux maverick reputation and the blinding disappointment of Clinton die-hards.
There is too much at stake to let that happen.
You Da Man-a, Arianna!
Over the weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of McCain’s top surrogates, laid the groundwork for McCain’s criticism in a television interview in which he noted Obama’s absence from Iraq and floated the idea that Obama and McCain should go together to be briefed by Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Asked whether he’d be willing to take such a trip, McCain told the AP: ‘‘Sure. It would be fine.’’ ‘‘I go back every few months because things are changing in Iraq,’’ he said. McCain questioned whether Obama has ever been briefed by Petraeus. ‘‘I would also seize that opportunity to educate Senator Obama along the way.’’ Obama spokesman Bill Burton declined to respond directly to McCain. ‘‘Senator Obama thinks Memorial Day is a day to honor our nation’s veterans, not a day for political posturing,’’ Burton said.
Both McCain and Obama spent part of Memorial Day in New Mexico, a general election battleground that was decided by razor-thin margins in 2000, for Democrat Al Gore, and in 2004, for Republican President Bush. McCain used a speech at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in Albuquerque to press his case against withdrawing troops from Iraq.
Coming Anytime Soon? The Road To Baghdad - Two Senators; One America
John Sidney McCain: 'You seem to think the world is just some sort of a three-ring circus, and all you've got to do is to run around and have fun.'
Barack Obama: 'I just want you to stand there and admire me for a while. I just got an idea that's gonna make us a fortune. I don't know how I do it. Hey, Mac! (Seeing the desert for the first time]
This must be the place where they empty all the old hourglasses.I can't go on! No food, no water. It's all my fault. We're done for! It's got me. I can't stand it! No food, nothing! No food, no water! No food!
John McCain: What's the matter with you, anyway? There's New York. We'll be picked up in a few minutes.
Barack Obama: You had to open your big mouth and ruin the only good scene I got in the picture. I might have won the Academy Award just like Al Gore! '
John McCain: Barry, from now on you are sacred, you just became a full-blooded American idiot. You've got red blood, ain't you?
(Barack is startledSeeing Terrorists for the first time)
Barack Obama: Yeah, but I don't want to get it all over a stranger.
John McCain: Go ahead, eat up son.
Barack Obama: Those guys don't monkey around, they've got knives, they're liable to try and get the food back the hard way.
CNN Reporter: Do you know him?
[pointing at McCain]
Barack Obama: Well I used to but I kinda outgrew him, I don't dally with riff-raff these days and he's a pretty riffy kind of raff.
John McCain, 'Let's leg it, Junior! Plenty more to see and do.'
Quote redacted, like the DNC's pretzle of McCain's 100 years Comment, from Old Hope & Crosby Movies
Monday, May 26, 2008
John McCain: Dana Milbank, Me Bucko, Rezko, Ayers and Other Questions about Obama's Pals Still Standing!
Happy Memorial Day! God Bless all who served and continue to keep our Nation safe!
Dana Milbank, a talented and thoughtful Obama apologist for the Washington Post who gets plenty of face-time on MSNBC and other cable poll & opinion markets (there's bugger all news on them), rose to object to any and all bloggers and Internet journalists raising questions to goad the mainstream media into doing its job with regard to Sen. Obama's links to dangerous radicals. Dana Milbank waved the 'bloody-shirt' of McCarthyism and guilt by association fallacies in the face of any of these questions posed and he stated that he would undo the fabric of the charges.
Here's what he's got:
The smoking gun? Obama's "mentor" during his teens, according to Kincaid, was "a key member of a Soviet-controlled network that was sponsored by Moscow and active in Hawaii."
These accusations fall somewhere between guilt by association and guilt by invention, but the accusers were just getting started.
In college, Obama "admits selecting Marxist professors among his friends and attending socialist conferences," Kincaid went on. In Chicago, he said, "Obama launched his political career back in 1995 at the home of communist-terrorist Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn," the two Weather Underground figures who have already made a cameo in the campaign. Kincaid then made the unilateral decision to accuse Dohrn of the 1970 killing of a policeman, a charge no prosecutor has made.
"The Weather Underground terrorists," Romerstein added, "were instrumental in getting him to office in the first place."
Those charges were relatively benign compared with the questions. One inquired about the link between "the American left and Islamofascists." Another asked about nefarious influences on Michelle Obama, the senator's wife. A third raised the possibility that Obama's "change" slogan is based on the 1961 communist "Movement for Change."
It was beginning to sound like a UFO convention. But the panelists took it seriously, firing questions back at the audience. "Was Barack Obama working for Bill Ayers?" Kincaid wondered aloud. Romerstein demanded: "How come for 20 years he sat in the pews and listened to a raving anti-American racist? How did he bring his two young children to this church to hear (the Rev. Jeremiah) Wright rave on?"
The evidence was compelling enough for participant Friedman. For him, the Rosetta Stone was Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod, who Friedman alleged was the protege of a man with "a Communist Party-front record" in Chicago. "The more I look at this, I'm seeing there are a lot of red-diaper babies around here," he deduced. "By putting these pieces of the puzzle together, I'm beginning to see something much bigger."
Dana, the questions remain.
1. Obama was appointed to Chairmanship of the Annenberg Challenge by Billy Ayers. What were his duties and obligations? Why has Obama not explained, in any fashion whatever, the path to that position and how it lead to the subsequent 'drop party' for Obama's campaign at Ayers/Dohrn's home in 1995?
2. How did the Woods Fund directorship with Ayers affect your view of American relations with Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez?
3. Explain the Obama Educational Platform and highlight any and all influence Ayers has or might have in laying out this Platform. Is Ayers a kitchen cabinet member to the Obama Educational Imperative?
4. What is Rezko's relationship to Ayers? Hyde Park is a very 'close-knit' community - one would say elite. Entree to those associations are akin to a Mount Carmel Graduate and son of a 19th Ward Streets and Sanitation Driver getting into Skull & Bones at Yale.
Dana these questions need answers. Actually, I have a pretty good idea how they will be considered. Pretty much in the same manner as Chicago Magazine handled Ayers a couple of years ago.
Click my post title for Dana's "McCarthyism" charge - Charlie McCarthy? Gene McCarthy? Certainly not 'Northeye' McCarthy from Canaryville!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
President Hugo Chavez, Vice-President Vicente Rangel, Ministers Moncada and Isturiz, invited guests, comrades. I’m honored and humbled to be here with you this morning. I bring greetings and support from your brothers and sisters throughout North America. Welcome to the World Education Forum! Amamos la revolucion Bolivariana!
This is my fourth visit to Venezuela, each time at the invitation of my comrade and friend Luis Bonilla, a brilliant educator and inspiring fighter for justice. Luis has taught me a great deal about the Bolivarian Revolution and about the profound educational reforms underway here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chavez. We share the belief that education is the motor-force of revolution, and I’ve come to appreciate Luis as a major asset in both the Venezuelan and the international struggle—I look forward to seeing how he and all of you continue to overcome the failings of capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and deeply humane. Thank you, Luis, for everything you’ve done.
Well, Billy, Old Hugo is doing just a bang-up job of getting a Joe Stalin Style Revolucion right here in the Western Hemisphere. Today's Washington Post reports of Chavez going all Joe Stalin on political opposition.
BTW- Washington Post Obama apologist Dana Milbanks stated that he was going to expose the falsehoods behind postings, like my own, that point out the serious nature of Barack Obama's long and unexamined relationship and association with domestic terrorist Billy Ayers:
Dana Milbank: Okay, folks, thanks for paying attention to this technology-shortened chat. I'm off to expose the Obama/Hawaii/Communist story. Speak to you again when I return to planet earth.
Let's see what you have, Dana. I'll link and print it here.
Click my post title for Obama's Minister of Peoples Education, Ayers, and his great pal Hugo.
John McCain: If You Thought Obama's Foreign Policy Was Appeasement - Get A Load of Obama's Education Plans!
Larry Johnson, a rock-ribbed Hillary Clinton supporter, has pulled together some of the finest and most reasoned critics of Obama's radical kitchen cabinet: Ayers/Rezko/Wright/Dohrn & etc.
Click my post title and carefully read Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Steve Diamond's study of the operatives at work on Billy Ayers' Education Agenda for Barack Obama.
Ayers is the Skunk in Obama's Trunk.
Domestic Terrorist Billy Ayers 'walked out of jail' and into Academic circles by dint of his Daddy's ComEd power circle that embraced University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the Woods Fund, Sidley and Austin Law Firm, and any number of left-sensitive political animals. Ayers' insulated life allowed him to leap from 'Underground' to Hyde Park influence without so much as time out for his decades of crimes against America.
More significantly, Ayers was placed in a position to wield influence on Education policy through Chicago's Public School Reform scams which created Local School Councils to serve as wedge between Public School Administration and the Teachers Unions.
The purpose rooted in Billy Ayers' activities is to undermine the root values that American Education has inculcated through curriculum development and instruction in the sheep's clothing of 'social justice.'
Larry Johnson's No Quarter site offers important and thoughtful analysis of Obama's 'go-along-to-get-elected' agenda: Appeasement in Foreign Policy and Surrender in Education.
Ayers bombed and robbed in a simpler time. Back then, mobbed up guys broke appendages and took blow-torches to dead-beats. Now, criminals engage in wire fraud and identity theft. Billy Boy Ayers is nothing if not craven sophisticate.
Ayers and his gang use 501(c)3's, State Legislatures, daffy elected officials, a gutless if not completely corrupt Chicago Media and artfully duplicitous academics to 'bomb' the pillars of American Education:
Ayers himself wrote on his website in a January 19, 2008 essay on school reform:
“The dominant narrative in contemporary school reform is once again focused on exclusion and disadvantage, race and class, black and white. ‘Across the US,’ the National Governor’s Association declared in 2005, ‘a gap in academic achievement persists between minority and disadvantaged students and their white counterparts.’ This is the commonly referenced and popularly understood ‘racial achievement gap,’ and it drives education policy at every level. Interestingly, whether heartfelt or self-satisfied, the narrative never mentions the monster in the room: white supremacy….Gloria Ladson-Billings upends all of this with an elegant reversal: there is no achievement gap, she argues, but actually a glancing reflection of something deeper and more profound—America has a profound education debt. The educational inequities that began with the annihilation of native peoples and the enslavement of Africans, the conquest of the continent and the importation of both free labor and serfs, transformed into apartheid education, something anemic, inferior, inadequate, and oppressive. Over decades and centuries the debt has accumulated and is passed from generation to generation, and it continues to grow and pile up.” (Emphasis added.)
At a certain stage in American history it might have made some kind of desperate sense to make this kind of argument, perhaps prior to 1865 or 1965, but in 2008? Even then it was possible and there were examples of multi-racial efforts to fight for justice and equality for all Americans.
Of course, today when millions of white workers suffer conditions little different from those of inner city blacks it borders on the absurd to make such an argument. Nor is it clear that throwing more money at our public schools is the real solution. Yet it seems to be the kind of argument that is behind the new race-based approach argued by those in favor of paying off centuries of “educational debt.” The unanswered question today is whether or not Barack Obama subscribes to such a narrow and potentially destructive social perspective.
As Ayers will be linked to the terrorism afflicting Columbia, undermining the Columbia Free-Trade Agreement, helping Hugo Chavez build a Terror Empire in South America, so will he be witnessed setting charges at the foundation of American Education Policy.
Folks like Larry Johnson, Anne Leary, John Rubery, Bill Baar have done us all great service in keeping the lights shined on Ayers and Dohrn.
Let's start demanding some answers from Chicago's Media to these questions:
1. What and Who is the root cause of William Ayers involvement with the Chicago Education Reform Movement?
2. Who insisted upon Ayers's involvement? Who clouted AYERS?
3. What exactly were Barack Obama's marching orders from Ayers as Chairman of the Annenberg Challenge? No one in Chicago's media has asked that question - yet.
4. What exactly is Sen. Obama's Education Plan for America? McCain's is right out in front on his Website - School Choice and Vouchers
Friday, May 23, 2008
That Audacity is wearing thin and Americans seem to be tiring of the Obama Campaign's thin rhetorical gruel trickling through the mass meetings in staged halls for Senator John McCain's steak and potato, rib-sticking banquet of straight talk.
Ayers/Chavez/Appeasement/Bitter/Wright/Rezko wrongs deconstruct Obama's rhetorical tinsel, while McCain's steel re-bar foundation of hard-work, pork-cutting, abortion-free, school choice and free-trade mission is resonating. The Audacity of Hope is an empty vessel that requires no effort - just hope and wish upon a star. That star is falling.
This from today's headlines:
Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Tracking Poll has John McCain leading Barack Obama 46% to 42% nationally, the first time in weeks that either candidate has had a lead of four points or more.
McCain leads Hillary Clinton 47%-44% in the poll; Rasmussen’s daily tracking results are reported on a four-day rolling average based on interviews with 1,600 likely voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Pollsters say McCain’s lead “can be traced directly to the fact that just 66% of Democrats say they will vote for Obama at this time” and 23% of Democrats say if the election were held now, they’d vote for McCain. Another 11% say they’d go for some other candidate or remain undecided.
Click my Post title for the full story.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Cartoon Artist and Huffington Post Intellectual Roy Sekoff on Dan Abrams The Verdict Must viewing for Laundry Dads and kids not scared by gnomes.
I gotta stop doing the laundry, at least at night anyway. I generally take the stuff out of the dryer around 7PM and start sorting and folding and basketing: Towels - One for me; Eight for the girls; 27 for Conor.
I usually turn on MSNBC for giggles as I get a kick out of the uffish-gas-bag Keith Olbermann and his twin Rachel Maddow. I like to watch over-paid dweebs get all up in GWB's Bidness about populist issues that they could care less about than I do about Chicago's Olympic Bid - and that is lower than my interest in NASCAR, which is lower than my interest in Ellen Degeneris, or the Chicago Cubs.
Last night I started late, as Clare had softball practice up at Kennedy Park and wanted to stay and watch Danny Volman, Anthony Reya, Nick Murray, Pete Capagna, Jake LePrete, and my man Ray Hodorowitz dominate the 7th Grade baseball league at Kennedy.
Laundry got attention late and I was forced to watch Dan 'Nepotism' Abrams' The Verdict Comic Book News. This show is an abortion with mustard. At least, Maddow and Olbermann shout English.
Dan Abrams trotted out some Star Wars Bar character named Roy Sekoff - some cartoon artist for Huffington Post. This poor critter is strictly out of Lord of the Rings. ' my PRESSHIS!' Jesus! He's got a set of buckers on him that could bite a pig's ass through a picket fence. He pumps his gnome-like, bug eyed mug straight into the camera lens unzippers his teeth in shout about 'McCain's Pastor Hagee!!!!!! Where's Mainstream Media Huh? Huh?' Good point there Jasper.
Now, I am as ugly as a bald dog with sun spots, but this poor creature's intellectual powers and social skills are very reminiscent of that gnome in Lord of the Rings. You half expect the little guy to start eating Kankakee River Mud Puppies by the handful.
As far as I recall McCain don't go to Hagee's Church. Machs Nicht! Danny and Roy let loose on Ralph Reed and some other evangelical apologist who looked like he was asked to be on the show at the last minute. The whole show was this Roy going all Chipmunk endlessly. It is a great thing that Dan Abrams had his old man get him a spot on MSNBC, because the poor thing would starve to death given his talents and powers of thought. Nepotism has its benefits to society as Dan does not need to forage or beg, thanks be to God. The Vedict is tailor made to Dan's powers.
The fact of the matter, Losers, John McCain will define the Campaign. Obama is gassing rhetoric and papering the house at the Munich Spectacles in Florida and generally stepping on his Johnson once a week. McCain is speaking to Americans.
Today, Chicago Sun Times veteran political journalist Bob Novak ( proud Joliet Native and eater of steaks at Syl's in Rockdale) treats us all to common sense - not to be found when folding undies, towels, and three million T-shirts. Give my post title a click for some Novak.
Here's a taste:
McCain is not about to disarm. His campaign has no intention of fighting this battle on Democratic turf. In the five months ahead, Republicans will explore the mind-set of this young man who is a stranger to most Americans. That includes his association with the Chicago leftist William Ayers, who has remained unrepentant about his violent role as a 1960s radical. This will not be popular with McCain's erstwhile admirers in the mainstream news media, but America has not heard the last of Ayers in this campaign.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Look at that! Bob can't even follow his own advice!
This mope has more nerve than a bum tooth. Bob Creamer the convicted check kiter stooging for Barack Obama and oozing Progressive oil from Arianna Huffington's Geek Restaurant - The Huffington Post continues to pretend that he is somebody.
Get this nugget of Orwellian thought from this drip:
In general, people are more likely to "act themselves" into a belief or commitment than to be convinced by argument. The 80,000 people who attended the Portland rally for Obama would never have gone had there not been a long primary to necessitate it. The act of attending that rally will do more than dozens of commercials will do to guarantee their commitment and their passion for the Democratic candidate this fall.
The same is true for the tens of thousands who banged on doors or picked up the phone - or argued with a neighbor about the campaign.
Clique My Poste Title for all of The Check Kiter in Today's HUFFPO - Hollywood Squares!
Black is White and White is Black and Terra Haute is not a Prison!
If you want a a real head scratcher check out Camp Obama Director and Convicted Check Kiter Bob Creamer's latest attempt at . . . Jesus, he got me.
Strunk and White could sit over that one for days.
'I say it's Finnish E.B.'
'Nope. Bill, it's Gotta be Lower Slobovian. English? Not even close.'
This mope deserves to be treated to Jan Schakowsky on a very regular basis. She'd make Gandhi take out a gun owners permit. Hell, She'd get him Mahatma eating beefy jerky.
Image of Obama the pol misses the point
May 21, 2008
BY Father Undie O'Gobhar
Rev. Wright said it: "The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."
I am not a politician. I work for God and get very well paid from the Good Man's Publishing Companies, with Royalties Abounding,much good they do me the poor man, I be. Many Americans, perhaps, would accept that contrast with a school teacher and wife with a mortgage and three kids in Catholic schools, but that after all is butter in my mouth that melts just fine, don't you know, or perhaps that Belgian Priesteen, Damian, who went to Molokai and worked with the Wogs whose skin come off like a chapter in my latest summer blanket weight, published by Gobshite Press and soon to be featured on Oprah's Show. It's the story of a saintly but roguish Parish Bishop who helps solve Mysteries of the Rosary, while spending boodles of grant money at the University of Chicago to help them APA good souls prove that All Catholics are always racists and thugs, unless they, of course, happen to be God's Anointed who raffishly turn their black coat collars up and wear Greek Fisherman Caps on the dust cover of best sellering bodice rippers!
Well, it's after talkin' to ye, of Barack Obama, the finest young goat in the herd with the University of Chicago Themselves stamp of good approval. Now, I am a trained social scientist and a natty sacerdotal Gadabout and, thus, will caper and gambol some lifeless lines on politics and be handsomely compensated as well.
From the point of view of the Catholic social theory to which I subscribe, of which the renewal is very dear and the delivery often misses the thin slot on my Hancock Center Mail Box, and being a likely lad form Chicago's West Side is not valid. Both of them -- the politician and the cleric -- the two of them mind you, work for God, though in very different ways. One needs votes and the other - or t'other, as the impish rouges we Irish like to keen - requires millions of dollars to buy retirement homes far away from the nasty creatures - or CRAYTTHURS - to whom we minister in this vale of tears.
The cleric presides over the community meal and all of the meals that he can tuck away at no small expense to parishioners at restaurants, or at the very least their homes, and preaches the good news, which he makes as disturbingly incoherent and irrelevant as he can. He must strain to keep a balanced check book between comforting the frightened and frightening the comfortable bastards that he calls up and invites himself to dinner and Waterford Crystal tumblers of Old Bushmills Black. His most serious temptation may be the inclination to frighten everyone and everyone he chooses, to stand for the wrath of God, and pay little attention to God's Laws. Challenge is easier than comfort and Comfort has everything else in God's good Jacuzzi.
While the cleric must extort his people to generosity and forgiveness for his slights of hand and heart and hold up the example of the saints as an ideal to be largely ignored through his own clerical scorn and contempt for the people padding his wallet, the politician must create compromises and coalitions. His goal is to persuade people that he is not as big an oafish turd as a cleric, like me, and good luck to him. The cleric urges the maximum contributions from one and all - What is in It for Me, My Children - Pecunia Non Olet as Saint Jimmy Swaggert said, the politician settles for the minimum and good luck to him. The former holds up the Faithful, the latter works to preserve some votes. Both are essential for the good of society.
The paradigmatic narrative for the politician is the story of the brave young idealist who eventually sells out for votes. For the cleric, it might be the fervent prophet who accepts the limitations of what's in your wallet. Both are stories of failure, of loss of nerve, of disillusion but mostly of coin of the realm. You can not have everything - Where would you put it? Both paradigms oversimplify the complexities of human behavior. Both the cleric and the politician must go beyond the constraints of disillusion and failure and lap up every nickel there is on the wet and sticky floor.
The paradigm of the idealist who becomes a crafty politician is being applied freely these days to Obama by both the New York Times and by Time magazine, but glossed over in my newest novel. The senator, it is said, became ambitious and damped down his liberalism. He learned to compromise in the harsh internecine world of Chicago politics. I learned that when I passed the Mission Can to my classmates.
Both the New York Times and Time articles were carefully researched and well written, but they miss a couple of points - they never mentioned the influence of this humble and soberly sexy priest. Obama learned in his community work, among the Catholic parishes on the Southeast Side when the mills were closing, that one when you are out of work - 'Good Luck, Son!'
His insistence on drawing people together because you can fleece them more easily when they are all cramped up one place -- the basic theme of his campaign -- is the heart of his style of politics. You try to draw to the bandwagon everyone you can possibly attract to it and then sell them all the snake oil that they can carry home with them. That's what Machine politics means to many idealistic people -- compromising to get the votes and more than few shillings.
Moreover, Obama's voting record surely suggests he is on the liberal side of the political spectrum, but you can't govern with just liberals on your side you need all the sheep. And, more dangerously, you must sympathize with both Jews and Palestinians and fleece both of Semitic Tribes.
Will Obama be able to put together such coalitions, should he be elected? Good Lord, I know that it has been the Cat's Tripes for this Boyo!
Will there be movement toward change, folding money, negotiable bonds, inheritance gifts, income redistribution from the poor and the middle class as well as the great wealth of the super-rich corporations and their CEOs? Their mites are as good as the Widow's. A consensus on appeasement will be a much easier task than one on service and patriotic obligation, where the level of hatred is still strong in our society.
I do not think that even Michael the Archangel and all his crowd could accomplish these changes. But I am sure that He'd give it the Divil's Own Try.
If Barack Obama should become President Obama, he won't achieve compromises on all issues, but he should be sure to reward the Shepherd who wrote gushing columns in his favor. The best one can expect is the least one should expect. Such is the lot of the politician in God's service -- and always that of the cleric, too.
For a parallel point of view click my post title.
I was chatting with several folks from around the country on Hugh Hewitt's Townhall Site, via this information high way, about John McCain and they were wondering about Barack Obama's influence among voters.
I responded that it seemed that he benefits from expensive and smart packaging, similar to the mythopoeic make-up Hollywood might apply to a budding movie star: Marion Michael Morrison becomes John Wayne; an Australian beachcomber becomes the dashing Irish rebel Errol Flynn.
Obama's a very lovely guy. I met him on many occasions, when he was in the Illinois Legislature and when he ran against Bobby Rush and the very same people who made him into some rock star vilified him during that failed run for Congress as 'Too much of a White Boy.'
I believe that his reception at the DNC in 2004 was as much as a surprise to him as any one. The rest is marketing, Soros money, the Progressive packaging.
Here in Chicago, Progressives can't get a pothole filled, not can they get elected more than 300 yards West of Lake Michigan. They own the Media and have all the Turtle-neck under tweed all year Academics, but pretty much everyone else laughs at them. They hate that. All of us 'bitter and clinging' close-knit ethnic blue collar regular folks irritate the hell out of them.
Obama distanced himself from solid Democrats who helped him in the Legislature and who were instrumental in getting elected to the US Senate, in favor of the absolute worst elements controlling the DNC.
There are millions of Progressive dollars at stake in his bid for the White House. Let's all help John McCain make them wasted dollars and disappoint the Hollywood Squares and the Brahmin Bolsheviks.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
John McCain: The Lobbyist Strawman is on Fire, Arianna! When You Strike that Match Make Sure Your Aramanis are not Soaked in $ 4.06 a Gallon Gas
Ever since President Ulysses S. Grant sat in the lobby with cigars and whiskey and tried to remember just why he felt that 'Old Pete' Longstreet and Mar'se Robert E. Lee had lured his Blue Bellies into the Wilderness, Presidents were swarmed by lobbyists. Lobbyists act to speak on behalf of 'grassroots' interests on particular issues. They are exercising American Free Speech.
Sometimes, dollars and temptations to all manner of vices do the parsing - especially to more larcenous inclinations of our elected public servants.
Here is what is allowed by law:
In support of the power of Congress it is argued that lobbying is within the regulatory power of Congress, that influence upon public opinion is indirect lobbying, since therefore attempts to influence public opinion are subject to regulation by the Congress. Lobbying, properly defined, is subject to control by Congress, . . . But the term cannot be expanded by mere definition so as to include forbidden subjects. Neither semantics nor syllogisms can break down the barrier which protects the freedom of people to attempt to influence other people by books and other public writings. . . . It is said that lobbying itself is an evil and a danger. We agree that lobbying by personal contact may be an evil and a potential danger to the best in legislative processes. It is said that indirect lobbying by the pressure of public opinion on the Congress is an evil and a danger. That is not an evil; it is a good, the healthy essence of the democratic process. . . .
— [Rumely v. United States, 197 F.2d 166, 173-174, 177 (D.C. Cir. 1952).]
The Huffington Post - Hollywood Squares has gone flat out to create a 'lobbyist' problem for Senator John McCain.
Like the General Betrayus Strawman and the gassy eructations of paid mouthpieces like MSNBC's Tool Shed ( Matthews, Maddow, Olbermann and Abrams) this issue matters not a wit to voters.
Today Arianna's Greek Fire is hitting the political waters but missing the McCain Boat.
They are tallying the number of individuals linked to the McCain Campaign as 'lobbyists.'
It's politics boneheads! Harry Reid, Al Gore and so many other Democratic silk shirts were at Jack Abramoff's trough for years! Indian Casino's and land speculation were the core of the doctrinal fruits.
We read newspapers. Heck Arianna's regular Democratic Grassroots Camp Master, Bob 'The Kite Runner' Creamer is only recently out of the joint: Bob Creamer, spouse of Congressional Harridan and Obama Seat Grabber Jan Schakowsky ( Jan - has been lobbying soon-to-be ( it seems) indicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich for the expected appointment to Senator Obama's Senate Seat in the Hope that he becomes President)has a regular HUFFPO column.
Here's The Kite Runner's HUFFPO BIO:
Robert Creamer has been a political organizer and strategist for almost four decades. He and his firm, the Strategic Consulting Group, work with many of the country’s most significant issue campaigns. He was one of the major architects and organizers of the successful campaign to defeat the privatization of Social Security. He is a consultant to the campaigns to end the war in Iraq, pass universal health care, change America’s budget priorities and enact comprehensive immigration reform. He has also worked on hundreds of electoral campaigns at the local, state and national level. Creamer is married to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky from Illinois. Arianna Huffington calls his recent book, Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, a master’s class in electoral politics.
Now, Here's Bob Creamer that Illinois Knows thanks to Renaissance Man Thomas Roeser:
Robert Creamer, the husband of U. S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) who was sentenced to jail for running a community group and paying himself big bucks while banks held the bag, has been teaching a group of young (mostly) volunteers for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, I am exclusively revealing today.
Nothing wrong with Creamer earning a living. Indeed not long ago he surfaced as a registered lobbyist working against the Senate confirmation of UN ambassador John Bolton, paid by the George Soros-funded “Open Society Policy Center.” But the idea of a convicted felon who kited checks lecturing the supposedly idealistic Obama campaign on how to raise money and get elected is a bit much.
Creamer taught at “Camp Obama,” a week-long summer camp last month held at the presidential candidate’s office in Chicago for campaign interns and volunteers-just a few blocks away from the federal court where on August 31, 2005 he pleaded guilty to charges of bank fraud and failure to pay federal taxes…on charges brought by U. S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. He admitted in his 18-page signed plea agreement that he wrote checks on accounts that lacked funds and did so repeatedly as he moved money from one account to another in three banks. He had a multiple group of organizations that received money, the best known being the “Illinois Public Action Council” a left-wing group on which his wife, Jan Schakowsky, was a board member while the manipulating was going on. She was already in Congress when he pleaded guilty; she was not charged.
Creamer’s retention to instruct the Obama for President campaign is probably the most revelatory hint that the hopeful, idealistic, whimsical message floated by the candidate is mere vapor obscuring a cynical operation…unless, of course, the Obama people had no idea of Creamer or what his past represents.
Creamer’s being hired by the Obama campaign to instruct interns and volunteers in political organizing, abuses of which sent him to jail is ironic. Sen. Obama has been notable among the presidential candidates for crusading in an effort to “bring hope to our people.” He has been chairman of the Senate Ethics committee. How Creamer ended up instructing the Obama workers when his notoriety has been so prominent in Illinois is anyone’s guess. And whether he still continues to work on the Obama payroll is still speculative. One would imagine that David Axelrod, the top Obama strategist, should have seen Creamer’s hiring as a red flag.
Creamer, one of the more expansive radical lefties in Illinois, admitted he moved money from one account to another in three banks in 1997, playing what bankers describe as the “float” and thus making them believe that the accounts had more money in them than they actually did. In addition, Creamer admitted that he had opened two other check kiting schemes which took place in 1993 and 1996. His guilty plea also involved failing to collect $1,800 withholding tax from an employee of his political consulting firm. When he pleaded guilty, Creamer still flourished the rhetoric that led many well-intentioned volunteers to his multiple organizations. “The burning desire to create an organization that empowered ordinary people led me to make serious errors in that organization’s finances,” he said.
U. S. Attorney Fitzgerald wanted to send Creamer to jail for four years and three months. “This isn’t a one-time shot,” this is serial violation of the law in multiple respects,” said Fitzgerald’s office. Creamer’s attorney argued for probation because he spent a lifetime fighting “for social justice and broke the law so he could keep fighting for the causes he believed in.” Also being sure that he was adequately paid, with a six figure salary, while he crusaded for social justice. The prosecutor in Fitzgerald’s office, Joe Ferguson, said Creamer acted like he was above the law and continued his illegal activities even after a visit from the FBI, that he never took responsibility for his actions. Creamer’s attorney called him the most admirable client he ever represented-which stirred some comment about the nature of the other clients.
A breathless report of Camp Obama written by Mark Wiznitzer was posted yesterday, July 11 and appeared originally on http://my.barackobama.com/page /community/blog/markwiznitzer. It is the story of a 57-year-old man who by his own statement was surrounded by young people who were thrilled to be instructed by seasoned campaign strategists, one of whom was Creamer. He spoke on the subject of “Campaign Culture”-a topic on which by his imprisonment he could reasonably be called an authority.
“Our first substantive session on Campaign Culture was led by Bob Creamer of the Strategic Consulting Group,” wrote Wiznitzer. “He provided an information-packed presentation starting with a general theory of campaigns, getting a candidate elected, what makes a great campaign, the targeting of `persuadable’ and `mobilizable’ voters, application of quantitative approaches and different forms of messaging and research.”
After Creamer’s presentation, the group was instructed in campaign fundraising and subsequently heard presentations by several people. “John Kupper, partner with campaign consultant David Axelrod and campaign manager David Plouffe in AKP Media led off the morning of June 5 with a discussion of the Obama for America message. Subsequently, a campaign deputy director explained the role of Obama’s policy staff.” The presence of Axelrod would almost certify that the veteran strategist would know-or should have known-that Creamer was discussing his view of “Campaign Culture.”
Questions have been raised about the Creamer conviction as to how much Rep. Schakowsky knew about the check kiting and income tax fraud given that she is his wife, was his partner in political operations and served on his board of directors. The couple, experts in articulating a populism that is infectious to the left, sought to keep Creamer out of jail because of his supposedly idealistic mission. But the judge maintained that “ordinary people get caught for not paying taxes…and end up going to jail.”
Her husband’s conviction hasn’t crimped the style of Rep. Schakowsky who has regularly criticized the Bush administration’s supposed failing in ethics-and she often receives warm civic accolades as she did some years ago from the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
The Creamer guilty plea, conviction and sentencing was pushed on the far-back burner by the Chicago news media, giving it a cursory write-up but believing Rep. Schakowsky should not be blamed for the financial irregularities of her husband notwithstanding that she was on his board of directors.
Bob 'The Kite Runner' Creamer, like Domestic Terrorist Billy 'The Bomber' Ayers, is teaching children? The Children, Senator Obama? Think of the Children!
Progressives are better than water-slides and re-runs!
Voters will choose John McCain.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Chief Justice of the llinois Supreme Court Thomas Fitzgerald - Leo Class of 1959! Fact Non Verba, Chief Justice
Congratulations to Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald of the Illinois Supreme Court!
Chief Justice Fitzgerald is a Class of 1959 Alumnus of Leo High School and a member of the Leo High School Hall of Fame.
Here's more from the Illinois Supreme Court Website:
Thomas R. Fitzgerald attended Loyola University before enlisting in the United States Navy. Following his tour of duty in the Navy, he graduated with honors from The John Marshall Law School, where he was a founder of the school’s current law review and served as the law review’s associate editor.
The son of a circuit court judge, Justice Fitzgerald began his own career in the law as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. When first elected to the bench in 1976, he was the youngest Cook County Judge. He served as a trial judge in the Criminal Court from 1976 to 1987 when he was assigned Supervising Judge of Traffic Court. In 1989 he returned to the Criminal Division as Presiding Judge. He was also appointed to serve as presiding judge of Illinois’ first statewide Grand Jury. He was elected to the Supreme Court of Illinois for the First District in 2000.
Justice Fitzgerald has been awarded the Outstanding Judicial Performance Award by the Chicago Crime Commission and honored as Celtic Man of the Year by the Celtic Legal Society. He received the Herman Kogan Media Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. The Lawyers’ Assistance Program honored him in 2000 with the Hon. John Powers Crowley Award. He is the 2001 recipient of The John Marshall Law School Freedom Award. In 2003, Justice Fitzgerald was awarded the Joel Flaum Award by the Chicago Inn of Court and the Chicago-Kent College of Law Professional Achievement Award. In 2005, Justice Fitzgerald was named Catholic Lawyer of the Year by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago. He is a member of the Leo High School Hall of Fame.
As a law professor, Justice Fitzgerald has taught at The John Marshall Law School and Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was assistant coordinator of the trial advocacy program from 1986 to 1996. He also has taught at the Einstein Institute for Science, Health and the Courts.
Justice Fitzgerald has served as president of the Illinois Judges’ Association, chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Capital Cases, member of the Governor’s Task Force on Crime and Corrections, chairman of several committees of the Illinois Judicial Conference, member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Board of Managers and past chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s committees on constitutional law and long-range planning.
Deano D & C:
'Neville, you must concentrate on Iran. The Race is up to here with high players. Arianna The Greek's in town. Freddie Bettle Barnes, Scranton Slim Casey.'
'I know, I know, I could make a fortune, but to make a fortune, I need a fortune. A thousand votes, where do I get it?
The Daily Show wants my stand, but we ain't got a stand on hand.
And they now got a lock on the door to the Votes in Puerto Rico.
There's alot of stock votes at McKlosky's Bar, but Mrs. McKlosky ain't a good scout - she's a bitter, clinging Catholic.
And things being how they are, the back of the police station is out!
So the Daily Show is the spot, but the Popular votes we ain't got.'
Deano D& C and CHORUS:
Why, it's good old reliable Neville, Neville, Neville, Neville DeHope,
If you're looking for action, he'll turn it to spot,
Even when the heat is on, it's never too hot.
But for the good old reliable Neville, oh it's only just a short walk,
To the oldest appeasement Progressive shooting crap not Straight Talk.
There are Progressive crap shooters everywhere, everywhere,
There are Progressive crap shooters everywhere,
And awful lot of lettuce for the fella who can get us to play.
If we only had a lousy little crap, we could be Soros millionaire.
Oh the good old reliable Neville, Neville, Neville, Neville DeHope,
If the size of your bundle you want to increase,
I'll arrange America goes broke in quiet and peace,
In a deal provided by Neville, where there are no neighbors to squawk,
It's the oldest established Progressive shooting crap and not Straight Talk.
Where's the action? Where's Iran?
America's to blame or we'll die from shame.
It's the oldest appeasement progressive crap shooting - not Straight Talk.
Senator Barack Obama's Peas-Mint Foreign Policy
1- Take any opportunity to Talk to a Mad-Dog Killer Dictator
2- Add a Liberal Dash of Progressive Contrarian Logic - Our Enemies are Our Very Best Friends
3- Soak the Media with this Nonsense
4- Repeat as needed - every eight seconds
5 - Stuff MSNBC
6- Shout louder
7- Wait for the McCain Landslide
8- Serve at the 2012 Democratic National Convention(Re-heated)
The Chicago Daily Observer, Chicago's best news and source of solid opinion, linked this report.
Just as Senator Barack Obama has managed to divide the Democratic Party between the elites ( academics, Hollywood dilettantes, monies radicals,) and working Americans, Chicago Tribune's has deftly illustrated the moral dichotomy inherent to Progressive radical insulation in practice with his recent study of Obama's association with domestic terrorist Billy Ayers.
Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn attacked America through bombings and robberies in the 1960's and 1970's; went 'underground' with money from Mater and Pater; resurfaced; laundered their crimes through clout heavy Lawyers and morally bankrupt University Boards of Directors and now work their agenda within a politician's run at the White House:
Ayers' round trip—from a privileged childhood to the bomb-making wing of '60s radicalism and back up the social ladder—shows he got one thing right in his critique of America:
Whom you know is as important as what you know. Being to-the-manor born is all but a lifetime guarantee that doors will be opened.
Ayers' father, Thomas Ayers, was CEO of Commonwealth Edison as well as a trustee of Tribune Co. and chairman of the board of Northwestern University.
Ayers was raised in Glen Ellyn, played football at Lake Forest Academy and graduated from the University of Michigan. He joined the Weatherman faction of the Students for a Democratic Society movement, and in the 1970s went underground—"fleeing what the government winkingly calls justice," as he put it.
"My weapons were explosive words at first, slowly replaced by bombs," he wrote.
He broke Michigan Avenue shop windows during the Weathermen's 1969 "Days of Rage." He helped LSD guru Timothy Leary break out of prison, Ayers wrote in his memoir, and stockpiled stolen dynamite. Some exploded in a New York townhouse, killing members of what came to be known as the Weather Underground, including his girlfriend of that time. Other explosives were planted in government buildings, including the Defense Department's.
"We'd already bombed the Capitol, and we'd cased the White House," Ayers wrote. "The Pentagon was leg two of the trifecta."
In 1980, he resurfaced, accompanied by his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, and two children born in their underground years. His life quickly returned to normal. Criminal charges were dropped because the government's evidence was tainted. He earned a doctorate in education at Columbia University and joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
After the heroic report on the Brahmin Bolsheviks Dorhn and Ayers by Tribune Researcher Brenda Killanski and the solidly independent John Kass,this is a great begining for the Chicago Tribune.
Click my post title to read more of Ron Grossman's report.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Now INTERPOL has analyzed computers found during the Ecuadorean raid, they have concluded that Chavez and his leadership is doing just what our allies have claimed. We reported on this computer find from Bogota’ and on the tensions between Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela about 6 weeks ago and now this determination places blame directly on Chavez. I have been getting e-mails from contacts inside Venezuela claiming this same connection and believe it or not, some of these folks are desperate for the world to take notice of their opposition to their leader and even hope (in some cases) that the United States will list Venezuela as a ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’.
. . .Florida's Congressman Connie Mack Had this to say about the Interpol unmasking of Chavez are a rogue State dictator actively engaging in terrorism,
“Today’s report sheds another bright light on the active efforts of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez and his cronies to promote terror and instability throughout Latin America. He has used his vast oil wealth to fund terrorism in the region and make mischief in order to undermine democratic institutions and principles in Colombia and other countries.
“Because of his allegiances to rogue nations like Iran and Syria, and the evidence conclusively tying Chavez to the highest levels of the FARCterrorist organization, I introduced a resolution two months ago calling on the Administration to add Venezuela to the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
“Today’s developments once again show the need for the State Department to fully recognize the very real threat that Chavez and his allies pose toLatin America and the Western Hemisphere and to impose real and targeted sanctions on the government of Venezuela.
“These sanctions will cripple the ability of the Chavez regime to fund its terrorist friends and allies and will strengthen the stability of the Andean region. Most importantly, tough sanctions will help in the effort to preserve freedom, security and prosperity for all of Latin America.
“It is imperative for the Administration to take these important steps without delay. Latin America is at a crossroads. We need strong leadership now in the United States and across Latin America to confront tyranny and to preserve and strengthen democracy throughout the region. The people ofVenezuela, and indeed all of Latin America, deserve nothing less.”
Hyde Park's Insulated Terrorist and Educator-Manque Billy Ayers had this to say about Hugo Chavez:November 7, 2006
Centro Interncional Miranda
November , 2006
President Hugo Chavez, Vice-President Vicente Rangel, Ministers Moncada and Isturiz, invited guests,comrades. I’m honored and humbled to be here with you this morning. I bring greetings and support from your brothers and sisters throughout Northamerica. Welcome to the World Education Forum! Amamos la revolucion Bolivariana!
This is my fourth visit to Venezuela, each time at the invitation of my comrade and friend Luis Bonilla, a brilliant educator and inspiring fighter for justice. Luis has taught me a great deal about the Bolivarian Revolution and about the profound educational reforms underway here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chavez. We share the belief that education is the motor-force of revolution, and I’ve come to appreciate Luis as a major asset in both the Venezuelan and the international struggle—I look forward to seeing how he and all of you continue to overcome the failings of capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and deeply humane. Thank you, Luis, for everything you’ve done.
I also thank my youngest son, Chesa Boudin, who is interpreting my talk this morning and whose book on the Bolivarian revolution has played an important part in countering the barrage of lies spread by the U.S. State Department and the corrupted Northamerican media.
On my last trip to Caracas I spoke of traveling to a literacy class—Mission Robinson— in the hills above the city along a long and winding road. As we made our way higher and higher, the talk turned to politics as it inevitably does here, and someone noted that the wealthy—here and everywhere, here and in the US surely—have certain received opinions, a kind of absolute judgment about poor and working people, and yet they have never traveled this road, nor any road like it. They have never boarded this bus up into these hills, and not just the oligarchy or the wealthy—this lack of first-hand knowledge, of open investigation, of generous regard is also a condition of the everyday liberals, and even many of the radicals and armchair intellectuals whose formulations sit lifeless and stifling in a crypt of mythology about poor people. Everyone should come and travel these roads into the hills, we agreed then—and not just once, but again and again and again – if they will ever learn anything of the real conditions of life here, surely, but more important than that, if they will ever encounter the wisdom and experience and insight that lives here as well.
We arrived at eight o’clock to a literacy circle already underway being conducted in a small, poorly-lit classroom. And here in an odd and dark space, a sun was shining: ten people had pulled their chairs close together—a young woman maybe 19, a grandmother maybe 65, two men in their 40s—each struggling to read. And I thought of a poem called A Poor Woman Learns to Write by Margaret Atwood about a woman working laboriously to print her name in the dirt. She never thought she could do it, the poet notes, not her– this writing business was for others. But she does it, prints her name, her first word so far, and she looks up and smiles— for she did it right.
The woman in the poem—just like the students in Mission Robinson—is living out a universal dialectic that embodies education at its very best: she wrote her name, she changed herself, and she altered the conditions of her life. As she wrote the word, she changed the world, and another world became—suddenly and surprisingly—possible.
I began teaching when I was 20 years old in a small freedom school affiliated with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The year was 1965, and I’d been arrested in a demonstration. Jailed for ten days, I met several activists who were finding ways to link teaching and education with deep and fundamental social change. They were following Dewey and DuBois, King and Helen Keller who wrote: “We can’t have education without revolution. We have tried peace education for 1,900 years and it has failed. Let us try revolution and see what it will do now.”
I walked out of jail and into my first teaching position—and from that day until this I’ve thought of myself as a teacher, but I’ve also understood teaching as a project intimately connected with social justice. After all, the fundamental message of the teacher is this: you can change your life—whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever you’ve done, another world is possible. As students and teachers begin to see themselves as linked to one another, as tied to history and capable of collective action, the fundamental message of teaching shifts slightly, and becomes broader, more generous: we must change ourselves as we come together to change the world. Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large. La educacion es revolucion!
I taught at first in something like a Simoncito—called Head Start—and eventually taught at every level in barrios and prisons and insurgent projects across the United States. I learned then that education is never neutral. It always has a value, a position, a politics. Education either reinforces or challenges the existing social order, and school is always a contested space – what should be taught? In what way? Toward what end? By and for whom? At bottom, it involves a struggle over the essential questions: what does it mean to be a human being living in a human society?
Totalitarianism demands obedience and conformity, hierarchy, command and control. Royalty requires allegiance. Capitalism promotes racism and militarism – turning people into consumers, not citizens. Participatory democracy, by contrast, requires free people coming together voluntarily as equals who are capable of both self-realization and, at the same time, full participation in a shared political and economic life.
Education contributes to human liberation to the extent that people reflect on their lives, and, becoming more conscious, insert themselves as subjects in history. To be a good teacher means above all to have faith in the people, to believe in the possibility that people can create and change things. Education is not preparation for life, but rather education is life itself ,an active process in which everyone— students and teachers– participates as co-learners.
Despite being under constant attack from within and from abroad, the Bolivarian revolution has made astonishing strides in a brief period: from the Mission Simoncito to the Mission Robinson to the Mission Ribas to the Mission Sucre, to the Bolivarian schools and the UBV, Venezuelans have shown the world that with full participation, full inclusion, and popular empowerment, the failings of capitalist schooling can be resisted and overcome. Venezuela is a beacon to the world in its accomplishment of eliminating illiteracy in record time, and engaging virtually the entire population in the ongoing project of education.
The great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wrote a poem to his fellow writers called “The Poet’s Obligation” in which he instructed them in their core responsibility: you must, he said, become aware of your sisters and brothers who are trapped in subjugation and meaninglessness, imprisoned in ignorance and despair. You must move in and out of windows carrying a vision of the vast oceans just beyond the bars of the prison– a message of hope and possibility. Neruda ends with this: it is through me that freedom and the sea will call in answer to the shrouded heart.
Let those of us who are gathered here today read this poem as “The Teacher’s Obligation.” We, too, must move in and out of windows, we, too, must build a project of radical imagination and fundamental change. Venezuela is poised to offer the world a new model of education– a humanizing and revolutionary model whose twin missions are enlightenment and liberation. This World Education Forum provides us a unique opportunity to develop and share the lessons and challenges of this profound educational project that is the Bolivarian Revolution.
Viva Mission Sucre!
Viva Presidente Chavez!
Viva La Revolucion Bolivariana!Hasta La Victoria Siempre!
Emphasis my own - ain't he something? 'I walked out of jail and into my first teaching job!' Que Hombre! Que Guerrilla! Que Caca!
What a self-absorbed juice bag! Directly from the slammer to the school room - Oh, Yeah.
'Mr. Ayers,I'm Curtis. You smell funny, Mr. Ayers. Do you have a house, Mr. Ayers? I live at Alligator Gardens. Where's my Mom now? Do you like Pez? I got Pez.'
'Shut Up! Curtis, We got us a Revolution! Kill your Parents. Pez is a tool of the Pig Establishment - gimme those. I have not eaten since the Cops beat me . . . we playing Paper,Scissors Rock . . . but they beat me. Gimme them Pez.'
That FARC backpack and computer will be a real Pandora's Box for Senator Obama.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Well done Soren Dayton you licked a lie to the truth and James Rubin of WAPO into consciousness. Go visit Fat Boy Olbermann at MSNBC- The Tool Shed and try and get him out of those Oil Can Harry Zoot Suits.
Here's what Soren wrought!
The Washington Post should either fire their editors or send them to remedial education. They should be ashamed that they let this garbage get printed.
Despite his reputation in the media as a charming maverick, McCain has shown that he is also happy to use Nixon-style dirty campaign tactics. By charging recently that Hamas is rooting for an Obama victory,
McCain isn't "charging". A senior Hamas leader said that "actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election [...] and he has a vision to change America." Why isn't that the story, rather than a distortion of McCain's statement?
This clown James Rubin continues:
I asked: "Do you think that American diplomats should be operating the way they have in the past, working with the Palestinian government if Hamas is now in charge?"
McCain answered: "They're the government; sooner or later we are going to have to deal with them, one way or another, and I understand why this administration and previous administrations had such antipathy towards Hamas because of their dedication to violence and the things that they not only espouse but practice, so . . . but it's a new reality in the Middle East. I think the lesson is people want security and a decent life and decent future, that they want democracy. Fatah was not giving them that."
"Deal with" is not the same as "unconditional" talks at the level of heads of state. The President of Iran says that Israel should be destroyed and their weapons are being used to kill American soldiers. Indeed, yesterday on the blogger call McCain pointed out that Ryan Crocker regularly interacts with Iranians in Baghdad.
How could the Washington Post's editors let this garbage get printed in their paper? Are they illiterate or just biased beyond belief?
Redstate Booted yours truly for my rather strident defense of John McCain back in July - Blood under the bridge.
Here's what I wrote. Apologies to Bruce Springsteen, who seemed to throw a shoe a few years back and became Woody Guthrie.
The Ballad of the Sinking of Rubin, James
Have you heard of the drip called good Rubin, James,
Tanned by a hard fighting man both of honor and of fame?
Soren Dayton peep'd Rubin's scrawl and found it mighty,
Thin and tonight James's an' aftertought and tomorrow pp.63.
Tell me what were their names, tell me what were their names,
Did you have a friend no where good Rubin, James?
What were their names, tell me what were their names?
Did you have a friend goofy fibber Rubin, James?
One hundred words into the spiel were drowned in that dark watery grave;
When that by-line went down, only forty-four were saved.
'Twas the last day of the week we saved the forty-four
From the cold icy brush off of Obama's Media store.
It was there in the dark of that dubious prose
That Soren Dayton McCain's cause glady rose.
Then a whine and a rock and a flatulant roar
And they laid the Rubin, James on Olbermann's front door.
Now tonight there are lights in our country so bright
On the farms and in the cities they're telling of the fight.
And now our mighty blogspots will stream from doughty mainframe
And remember the name of goofy Rubin, James.
It's A Small International Workers Paradise After All! ObamaInternationalistas Ayers/Jefe Chavez/FARC & Etc.
It Takes a Village of Idiots to help snakes this big!
Billy Ayers, the Trust Funded, Insulated, Media Pampered Hyde Park Domestic Terrorist, who still, mercy sakes alive, has a job at University of Illinois Chicago Campus is the tack on the chair of Senator Obama's Senate Seat.
Senator Obama is up and moving about the country weaving rhetorical flourishes to the people who think that Stanley Fish matters and that MSNBC provides information. While Senator Obama has been out of his seat, Illinois laughing-stock and Check Kiting Bob Creamer's Bonnie Parker, Congressperson Jan Schakwosky is trolling for the chair - which would be Jan's via appointment from Governor Rod Blagojevich.
The Guv has problems. Jan Schakowsky, like most self-absorbed posers, is unaware of her problems. Her husband, Bob Creamer recently got out of the Federal Pen in Terra Haute, Indiana for check kiting and immediately wrote a boffo book on Progressive Politics and ran Camp Obama for the Obama -Jugend. Jan Schakowsky wants Obama's Senate Seat and the Kite Runner knows that Jan couldn't get five votes beyond her district and so she needs to knead the Guv's temples while he is still semi-comatose.
Following me so far? Hey, this is what comes of talking to the well-read neighbors: Chicago Cops, Firefighters, teachers, tradesmen, housewives, housedads, lay-abouts and Twenty-Something Impecunious,Sponge off the Folks for a Few Years Obama Backers. People who read widely, listen and watch the news and filter out the nonsense with their Faith, Patriotism and Life Experiences. Shucks, us folks get on the porch and have us just a thunderous round of weighty assessments on the life public.
Very smart Internet journalists like Anne Leary the Backyard Conservative and John Rubery the Marathon Pundit have been studying up on the oafish Ayers and his odious wife Bernadine Dohrn for years. Not only that Dohrn has played a crucial role helping to orchestrate the undermining of confidence in the American Justice System from her insulated perch at Northwestern University Law. She has also traveled often to Columbia, which is undergoing assaults from Communists terrorists of FARC - which is a Spanish acronym for Revolutionary Army of Columbia and is supported by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez who fancies himself a later- Castro.
Another journalist by the name of Doug Ross has been keeping an eye on Chicago's Brahmin Bolsheviks (Dohrn and Ayers) and has noted Senator Obama's very tangible part in this international intrigue - I always wanted to say that, damn! Here's the executive summary of Doug Ross's exhaustive study.
Executive Summary: Barack Obama's relationship with former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers appears to go beyond their Woods Fund board membership. Even today, Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, sound utterly unrepentant over their attempts to overthrow the U.S. government in order to install a pro-communist regime.
Perhaps coincidentally, Obama's name was recently discovered on a captured FARC computer. In the documents, FARC -- Colombia's brand of pro-communist terrorists -- implied that it had met with Obama's representatives to secure his support after the election. Interestingly, Dohrn has traveled to Colombia in the recent past in order to organize against Colombia's pro-U.S. government. Is it possible that Dohrn served as a cutout between Obama and FARC? That much is not yet clear, but the question deserves to be asked.
As True as the numbers when I step on the scale, Doug! But those questions will go unasked by the Chicago Media, with the exception of John Kass. Barack Obama's Senate seat has a huge tack resting point up by the name of Billy Ayers. That point designates overt cooperation with radicals, communists and terrorists who seek to harm America. Senator Obama's name was found in a back-pack containing a computer with a treasure trove of damning evidence as to Hugo Chavez' active role violating Columbia's sovereignty. Interpol announced yesterday that computer files with this information are valid.
Senator Obama's association with Ayers and Dohrn is far more dangerous and of consequence than the goofiness of Reverend Wright. The Ayers tack on Senator Obama's seat will pierce right through the heart of his campaign.
Click my post title for the link to Doug Ross's full text along with several others, but for good solid home grown studies look to Anne Leary and John Rubery.
BTW- Chicago Tribune researcher Brenda Killanski wrote a wonderful piece on the Ayers/Obama link-up and she should be writing more on this story, but the Medill Mafia at the Tribune seems to prefer to further insulate Ayers and by extension Obama. Give them a jingle or drop them a note.
Hugo Chavez Calls Interpol Cops Clowns! Emmet Kelly Calls Edward R. Murrow ' Keith Olbermann' - Ubi Caritas, Populi?
El Jefe Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan Dictator, who controls all the Chevron gas pumps that I pass by, has his XXL Haines in a lumpy knot over yesterday's Interpol announcement that the lap-top computer found in a backpack belonging to a bumped off FARC terrorist in Columbia that contains references to Senator Barack Obama in its evil menu of dastardly tricks is valid and untouched. Hugo protested that files of computer were altered by some Gringo scoundrels and ne'er-do-wells.
Interpol - the International Police Agency - said the FARC info is accurate - certainly if not legit. Hugo Chavez called the Interpol report 'A Clown Show!' Now what would Simon Bolivar say, Jefe?
It seems that Ayers/Chavez/Dohrn/Chesa Boudin/FARC and Senator Barack Obama have some parsing to do.
Hat Tip to one of my favorite tree stands of boffo news items and ripping yarns torn from cyberspace IBD Editorials!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
NARAL endorsed Barack Obama who told Planned Parenthood that he would fight for the right of Mothers who choose to murder their babies. Choice, argues NARAL, is Justice. I don't think so. But let's take a look at what a Pro Choice culture, Red China, has done for women.
Chairman Mao, a Communist Icon, demanded, advocated and ordered Abortion.
Here is what happened to a woman named Mao - no relative.
Mao Hengfeng is a women's rights and human rights activist in the People's Republic of China. A mother of twins, she was reportedly dismissed from her job in 1988 because she became pregnant for a second time with a third child, in contravention of China's family planning regulations. Mao refused to have an abortion, and was subsequently detained in a psychiatric hospital. She gave birth on 28 February 1989, and notified on 20 March that she had been dismissed from her job for missing sixteen days of work. This was the period when she was giving birth and recuperating, as well as recovering from her ordeal in the psychiatric institute.
 Appeal and petitions
Mao Hengfeng appealed against her dismissal under China's Labour Law, and was reinstated to her job. However, the soap factory where she worked disputed the ruling. Mao was seven months pregnant with her fourth child at the time of the appeal hearing, when the judge reportedly told her that if she terminated this third pregnancy he would rule in her favour. Concerned for the welfare of her existing family, Mao terminated her pregnancy against her wishes, but still the court ruled against her, apparently because she had taken sixteen days of "unauthorized leave" from work, and also for her original violation of family planning policies.
From 1990 to 2004 Mao repeatedly petitioned the authorities for redress for her dismissal from work, her forced abortion, and the denial of other basic rights including that of freedom of expression. She had also made several attempts to initiate legal proceedings against the authorities in relation to these abuses, but courts repeatedly failed to respond or refused to file the cases.
As well as actively petitioning authorities to seek redress for herself, Mao Hengfeng has also acted to safeguard the rights of others. For instance, she is known to have actively supported other people seeking redress over alleged forced evictions in Shanghai and Shanxi province, and is reportedly regarded by the Shanghai authorities as one of the city's most persistent and experienced petitioners. She is actively campaigning on behalf of other individuals arbitrarily detained in "Re-Education Through Labour" or psychiatric facilities, including women held for alleged violation of family planning policies.
She opposes arbitrary detention and campaigns for legal reforms that ensure redress and protect ordinary people against abuse of power.
 "Re-Education Through Labour" and recent developments in Mao's case
Mao Hengfeng was assigned without trial to eighteen months' "Re-Education Through Labour" (RTL) in April 2004 after repeatedly protesting about various abuses of her rights. Her welfare allowances were discontinued, leaving her family in severe financial difficulties. Many people in Shanghai openly demonstrated in support of her.
Since her release in September 2005 she has continued with her protests and has suffered further abuses along with her husband, Wu Xuewei, who was reportedly beaten by the police and may face criminal charges. Both are at risk of further human rights violations, including arbitrary detention and torture or ill-treatment.
On 13 September 2005, Mao and Wu were both reportedly beaten by police when they gathered with over a hundred other petitioners at Putuo District Court in Shanghai. They were supporting Xu Zhengqing, a petitioner who was facing trial in connection with his attempts to attend a memorial service in Beijing in January 2005. Along with dozens of other petitioners, the couple was detained by the police. Mao Hengfeng managed to escape and tried to continue her protest on behalf of Xu Zhengqing. However, she was detained again and sent back to her residential district, where local police and government officials apparently threatened her with imprisonment if she continued her protests and presented her with a formal police summons for investigation on suspicion of 'disturbing the normal lives of others'.
From 23 to 27 September, Mao and her family were reportedly held under a form of house arrest after she stated that she would go to a United Nations representative office in Beijing to protest about the abuses. Seven police officers reportedly stood guard in front of her flat preventing her from leaving, even to go shopping. On 29 September she was again placed under house arrest; an official told her that this would continue until the end of the fifth plenary session of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party on 11 October. The following day, three police officers and seven District Official Guards were stationed in front of her house. She was warned that she would be detained or face violent treatment if she tried to break out.
Amnesty International is following Mao's case, and this entry has been taken mostly from their article on her.
Choice ? Looks more like Death, Torture and Imprisonment.
John McCain is against Abortion. Barack Obama is for Abortion. I am for John McCain.
Click my post title for John McCain on Human Dignity