Saturday, November 01, 2008

Palin's Movement Urges 'Godly' To 'Plunder' Wealth of The 'Godless'

If anyone thinks that a loss this election cycle will stop this, well I have a bridge in Alaska for you. It is no coincidence that a large portion of the RNC is looking to make Palin a national figure and run in 2012. These people have a fanaticism like that of "jihadists" in there singular obsession.

It is not ignorance that McCain picked Palin, he was gulled into picking her. He has no idea what she represents, she was on someones radar long before McCain had ever heard of her.

These people scare me, they truly believe in this idea of a spiritual war, and they will stop at nothing to bring about their distorted world view.
About Sarah Palin
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Oprah's Vote Lost & How You Can Fight to Assure It Doesn't Happen to You!

Dear Brad,

thanks for all your great work. the reason this isn't getting reported is because of a national cognitive dissonance of sorts. As Project Censored notes:

We all remember, as young children, scary locations that created deep fears. We might imagine monsters in the closet, dangers in a nighttime backyard, and creepy people in some abandoned house down the street. As we get older we build up the courage to open the closet, or walk out into the backyard to smell the night air. As adults there are still dark closets in our socio-cultural consciousness that make it difficult to even consider the possibility of certain ideas. These fearful ideas might be described as threshold concepts, in that they may be on the borders of discoverability, yet we deny even the potentiality of implied veracity " something is so evil it is completely unimaginable.

A threshold concept facing Americans is the possibility that the...
.. voting system is rigged or compromised..

This is something that has plagued this country since 2000. The "threshold" that things like this could happen in the USA or that our "government" would be complicit in any atrocious or "unimaginable" act.

Oprah, if she is strong enough to shine the light, might be, strangely, the countries best hope.

This is precisely why there has been no Impeachment proceedings, no one WANTS to look into the dark corners.

But the courage to do so will be the only thing to save our nation.
About Voting Problems
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Would Obama's Victory Hurt Obama?

I worry that the right will capitalize on an Obama presidency and do worse than they did to Clinton. It is stunning that the very architects of Bush have failed so completely and at every turn. No one seems to be asking, are they playing the left.

The clean up for the mess of the last 8 years will start with the next president but won't be felt for years. The first thing that Obama will have to do is make LOTS of hard and unpopular choices. You can bet the vultures will be waiting. They are already prepping Palin for 2012.

They have spent the last 40 years destroying this country bit by bit. 4 years is nothing to them. Pardon the metaphor but they are going to give the Dems enough rope to hang.

By letting Obama win, they "prove" the system works. He starts the clean up, makes the hard choices, then in 4 years, they bring their A game back and catch everyone off guard. I know Obama isn't stupid, but he is inherently good, he has morals and values and honor. They don't and that makes them more dangerous.

It took FDR 3 terms to get things done, we have 1, 2 if we are really lucky.

Fukuyama endorsing Obama, they flashed their hand.

I hope I am wrong.
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Maybe You Shouldn't Vote

nice false equivalency between Fox/Drudge and MSNBC/Huff. Lest you forget you just published on Huff. The left isn't perfect, but keep this in mind as you bash the people who have been rallying against the worst practices of the last 8 years: One side wants people to vote, one side wants to keep people from voting [especially if it is against them]. That is not the same thing!

also, McCain would be fine with a hundred years more war..
About Voting
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Let Sarah Take Her Kids on Work Trips!

You hit the nail on the head.. But remember, as a single Dad, it is YOUR fault for not having a woman to take care of your kids, assuming she doesn't want to work, and if she does want to work, SHE is entitled to take the kids with her, while you have to schlep to the office.

Is it just me or is feminism [at least this authors brand] starting to sound Orwellian, after all "Some are more equal than others".
About Sarah Palin
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saturday, October 11, 2008

WATCH: The U.S. Army Prepares to Invade the U.S.

I have been shouting this since 2001! just because I am not a journalist no one pays attention. Naomi Wolf and now JS McDougall are starting to get some traction and respect. I am very worried. Link this with the bailout, the new revelations about FISA abuse with the NSA, there are stories that pop in and out of existence. There was one right after Katrina about the government giving no bid contracts to companies for future mass detention.

This is very scary. I encourage everyone to start making contingency plans. Get a passport, learn about freenet's and encryption. You will need it sooner than you think.

I know this comes across as a "rant" or "crazy", but I assure you I am very sane. Look heed the advice of people shouting a warning, and maybe the worst-case-scenarios never happen. You loose nothing by preparing.
About Civil Rights
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

US "Dangerously Vulnerable" To Chemical, Biological, Nuclear Attacks: Reports

oops, the "Drill Baby Drill:" comment is not directed at the article, rather, commenter Blutus.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

US "Dangerously Vulnerable" To Chemical, Biological, Nuclear Attacks: Reports

Wow, shockingly ignorant, I thought you would have worked "Drill Baby Drill" into it somehow.

The question no one is asking: "If we are so 'Dangerously Vulnerable' and the administration has spent the last 8 years doing little or nothing to secure us why hasn't there been another attack?"

I assume it is not the shear magnificence of King George and Cardinal Cheney. They are after all the ones who remind us constantly of the dangers outside of our shores.

The simple fact is, Al Qaeda could bring this country to its knees with some truck bombs, and a few cell phones, and with our military overburdened, National Guard depleted, our nation would collapse over night. There is an article in the Atlantic Monthly by Richard Clarke, about 5 years ago, he talks about what he thinks the next few years will bring. Looking in hind sight, we should be relieved, but it makes me question why they didn't happen. so WHY did they destroy the twin towers and then give up? Perhaps we missed some clues the first time around, and we need to start digging.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Viewing the Obama acceptance Speech

It is a cloudy morning in the busiest city in the world, the trains are packed, and the station is busy. Most people are at work. I join a handful of people in a bar in the middle of Shinjuku, Japan to watch one of the most important events in world politics. For the first time, anywhere, a minority will be nominated to lead his country.

Much has been made about the viewing parties throughout the country. CNN frequently cut to not only different locations but to their "situation room"-esque wall of coverage showing Times Square, Maryland, and California. But little attention has been paid, since the Super Tuesday, to a block of voters known as, the Expat. The Expat is a mercurial voter to be sure. Out side of any polling or demographic apparatus, they lurk on the periphery of consciousness. Most pundits will only mention them in oblique terms, like "overseas" ballots, or even simply as service members.

The reality is much different. Simply stated we are Americans working overseas. Some have come with a spouse, relocated by work, some want adventure, others are married to a native of their adoptive country, and some, to be sure, are here in relation to the Military, as a spouse or private contractor. But we are all American, and we all love our country.

Shinjuku, is a administrative ward in the City of Tokyo. It is a bustling metropolis with tall buildings, and international tastes. You would have some difficulty finding a Tokyo-ite to speak English with you, but they will still go out of their way to help. This is a city full of movement and change, buildings going up and coming down in the blink of an eye it seems. As I navigate the early streets, shops and storefronts beginning to open, the streets being picked of litter, I pass a TV crew preparing to come up stairs, the Camera assistant holds the elevator for me and we ride up in silence. As I walk into the bar, there is the gentler murmur of a coffee shop, and anticipation. I hear greetings, and slices of political discourse. I talk to the organizers, make a donation, and find a seat with a few other Expats. All told, 27 people will take time to off work, and make the commute to watch Obama's speech.

Obama is the only candidate that I know of, to so heavily invest in the Overseas community. They have been actively working with Democrats Abroad, Democrats Japan and Vote from Abroad, to get out the vote. They held the first ever online real-time primary to coincide with Super Tuesday, and Democrats Abroad were given half a delegate for their efforts.
The Expats of Tokyo are not just Americans. I work with a diverse group of people and have contact with people from over a dozen countries. But there is one thing they all seem to agree on. Barrak Obama. I have had people beg me to vote for him. Bush has accomplished one goal, to unite the world, but in an ironic twist, it is against him and his policies. The world seems united for Obama.
It is with this in mind that I sit down amongst a group of Democrats hailing from all over the United States, and beyond. The calm of anticipation floods the room as Sen. Dick Durbin leaves the mic and Sen. Obama walks to the stage. I can feel the tension, the anticipation of those behind me. As Obama accepts, the room erupts. There is laughter and applause throughout the speech. I can feel the hopes and dreams of those seated with me, they rest on not just a man, but a movement. "YOU" and "WE" are the phrases I remember throughout the speech. Sure he talked about the environment, and education, and the economy. The only time he ever said "I" was when he mentioned his policy proposals, everything else was about "YOU", that is to say "US". When he ended there was applause, and then immediately people began to reflect on his speech. Stacey, loved it, she was so excited. I mentioned that I could hear her over everyone, and she bashfully apologized, but she wore a huge smile, and her eyes sparkled with enthusiasm. I can't recall seeing someone so happy about politics.
Jim is from Boston, he was upbeat about everything. He felt that Obama hit everything, and left little he could be criticized for. He thought it was an excellent speech. Leslie, from Dallas, was worried about the timing of McCain's VP announcement, and felt certain it would be in the next few hours, trying to steal the thunder and momentum from the Obama campaign. Likewise, Jonah, from New Jersey, and Aaron from Orange County, CA, were discussing the possibility of Lieberman or Romney to second the McCain ticket.
But, unlike 4 years ago, I didn't hear any worry in anyone's voice. I heard nothing but confidence and optimism. Thad, from Arlington VA, was optimistic, and thought the campaign did a great job. I was buoyed by the level of confidence I felt there, the organizers were already talking about their big fundraiser on Sept. 18th. People were handing out buttons, and wearing Obama '08 shirts. There is much made about the National Organization that Obama and Dean have created over the last 4 years, but what people don't realize, is that it is viral and has spread beyond the borders. There is the possibility to engage the electorate like never before, thanks to ground breaking companies like Everyone Counts, who managed the Global Primary. There is a movement growing, and for the first time, in a long time. I am optimistic about the out come.