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Obama Digs Another Hole with New Campaign Ad – PART II

Posted by Admin on September 12, 2008

Well, a few hours ago I posted information about an ad that Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama had begun to air in various places around the country.  The title of the ad is “1982”, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you can view it at this URL: “New Obama Campaign Ad: “1982”.

Let’s run down 2 of the charges that Obama leveled against McCain in this ad…

OBAMA SAID: “Things have changed in 26 years, but McCain hasn’t.”

MISLEADING…
Just this morning (9/12/08) one of Joy Behar’s chief complaints expressed to John McCain when he went on the TV show “The View” was that McCain used to be a “maverick”, but that he was no longer that way.  McCain responded by saying that he was still the exact same person he’s always been.  It would seem that McCain’s own opponent agrees – McCain hasn’t changed in some very important ways over the last 26 years, and that is a good thing.

OBAMA SAID: “Admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer” & “Can’t send an email”.

I hate to break it to Obama and his ad staff who are probably in the middle of congratulating themselves right now on their “new tone” attack ads, but I was right in the previous post where I postulated that perhaps John McCain did not use email, and did not type because I thought it may be difficult for him given his severe injuries in the crash of his fighter jet, and his 5+ subsequent years of torture and poor medical care in a POW camp in North Vietnam.

Following is an excerpt from an article that was posted on Forbes.com in which they reported – 0all the way back in 2000 – that McCain cannot type emails due to his injuries, and that his wife Cindy and he answer email together in the evenings – a daily ritual for the two.  It also shows that McCain is far from the computer illiterate, old and out of touch man Obama implied…

In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. “She’s a whiz on the keyboard, and I’m so laborious,” McCain admits.

– “Net vs. Norm” by Richard Rappaport, Forbes ASAP
“Best of the Web”, Forbes.com,
Originally published on May 29, 2000

I’m rather sad that I am right about this.  I would prefer that John McCain not have been injured in the Vietnam War, and I know the vast majority of Americans agree that we completely respect his service and sacrifice to our country.  However, I would like to also point out that this makes John McCain particularly suited to addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our country.  He knows what sacrifice is, and he’s seen first hand the brutal nature of war.  That, IMHO, makes him much better suited than a Freshman Senator with no military experience to lead our country during a time of war.  Whether we like it or not, we are there, our enemies are STILL there, and we need someone who knows what works and doesn’t work when it comes to diplomacy, and heaven forbid, military actions if needed.

Right now I would like to share with Obama something that he should have, and probably would’ve learned had he attended a less racist church for the last 20+ years…

Proverbs 16:18 (King James Version):
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

For the Democrats who are becoming more and more disenchanted with Obama every day… Please try to look beyond your hatred for President Bush, and honestly look at your options here.  John McCain is NOT going to alter the Constitution, he is going to get the government back on track.  He recognizes that Bush was by no means perfect, and he wants to rectify that situation.  Please look with an open mind.  Visit his website, read his position on the issues, and don’t give in to knee-jerk reactions.

Barack Obama displays the hallmark traits of a Marxist.  His political campaign was launched in the home of an unrepentant known Communist “Revolutionary” Terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and the Capital building as the leader of the 60s terrorist organization the “Weather Underground” (sometimes referred to as “The Weatherman”).  He has accepted the endorsement of a very well-known, and rather radical socialist political group in Chicago throughout his career in the Daley Political Machine.  He has also spoken about attending socialist seminars in college at Columbia University.

Please also consider what socialism would indeed do to our country.  The first thing socialists do is take away the people’s rights, via “suspension” and it all goes down hill from there.  Consider this for a moment — let’s assume Obama is a righteous man, and “socialism would work if done the “right” way”.  What guarantee do we have that the next administration, or the one after that wouldn’t take advantage of the laws and plunge America into the hell that was the Soviet Union under the likes of Stalin, or Germany under Hitler, or China under Mao Tse-Tung?

Let’s join together and make our country strong, secure and prosperous.  We have the resources, and the know-how to make our country great again – as well as cleaning up Washington and getting rid of the special interests, and the “old boy network” and the corruption.  We can also work together to be responsible for our environment, and to tackle poverty and education issues by implementing all of our possible options in each area.  That American ingenuity, and ability to solve problems is one of the greatest things about our country.  Our freedom guarantees that we can pursue these things, and that ultimately we will be successful and not have to sacrifice any of our inalienable rights.

I know this may sound cheesy to some of you, but I’m really not bothered by that.  I have 4 children that I want to grow up in a peaceful world, and that demands that we take care of the threats facing our nation so that our enemies don’t have an opportunity to grow stronger, and to threaten us, and so our children are not the ones stuck with solving the problems.  That’s the hope I have for the future – a real hope built on solid, proven, successful ideals supported throughout the history of our country.  I honestly don’t know who can argue with that…

Well, thanks for listening to my somewhat rant! LOL  I do hope everyone has a great weekend – whether you agree with me or not! 😉

God bless,
LibertyRocks

PS – I addressed the rest of the ad in the previous article which you can read here: Obama Digs Another Hole with New Ad, “1982” – PART I

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Georgia Attacked – Russia invades U.S. Ally

Posted by Admin on August 11, 2008

EDIT 8/21/08: Typo – Thanks John!

I don’t think there are many people in the United States, or even in the world, who are not aware that Russia has invaded Georgia – a former Soviet (Russian) Province.  Georgia is one of our most loyal allies.  Russia has no right to be invading Georgia.  They are offering weak excuses for why they have done this – claiming that they are “protecting” Russian citizens.  (I can’t help but wonder why the Russian citizens are staying when apparently they could leave if they wanted to.)

The Flash Point: South Ossetia

The portion of Georgia that Russia has invaded is called South Ossetia.  In South Ossetia there have been “rebel” “separatist” groups active.  These groups are being directly supported by Russia.  Russia hasn’t just stopped at occupying this sovereign territory of Georgia, but just yesterday they bombed the capitol city of Georgia as well, and earlier this morning Russia sent even more air-bombing raids on Georgia.  The fighting is only getting worse, and already hundreds if not thousands of innocent civilians have died – along with presumably a fair number of military troops on both sides, and separatist “rebels”.

Russia Takes More Land

Russia has also decided to station their destroyers in the Black Sea outside another Georgian territory.  This area of Georgia is called Abkhazia.  Another report was in the media yesterday that stated Russia was sending 9,000 more soldiers into this province – again presumably to “keep peace” (how does one keep peace with bombing raids).

This is not Peacekeeping

This is no peacekeeping mission as Russia is trying to make the world believe.  Let’s at least be honest, Moscow – this is what is called war and you are waging it on a free nation that is allies with the United States.  Our own president back in 2005 promised the President of Georgia our support in threats against it.  I’m obviously not privy to know what is going on behind the scenes in the Pentagon, but publicly condemned Russia’s violence & Vice-President Dick Cheney has come out saying that there may be severe consequences for Russia if they do not end these attacks.  Right now, President Bush is flying back from China to deal with this situation in Washington, D.C..

Please help us – Georgian President

Published today is a letter from Georgia’s President imploring the help of the United States.  There is already talk among Georgians that we have left them unprotected, and unsupported.  That we should be doing something already for their civilians lay dying due to Russian bombs.

The Defense of an Ally

As much as I dislike war, and violence I can’t help but think that in order to be an honorable nation we must step up and defend our ally.  I can just hear the libs and isolationists now (imagine a whiny kid voice here): “You’re calling for war – you like war – you want people to die…”  Well, I’ll tell you what – WAR is what is going on right now in Georgia – one of our closest allies.  Someone who helps us when we need them.  A country that helped us in the War on Terror by sending the third largest contingent of troops.

We would not be going to WAR, we are coming to the DEFENSE of a very small nation, that is just getting on its feet – FREE for the first time since being controlled by Soviet Russia, and finally beginning to prosper.  Do you believe in real freedom for people?  Then you must recognize that Georgia is the innocent player in this.  It is Russia that has brought this to our door…

All of you who continually complain, “The world hates us”; do you really think they will have any more or less respect for us if we turn our backs on our word to an ally?  Think about that for a minute.  Good relations include coming to each others aid, and this doesn’t exclude when a country is attacked.  If anything – especially in a new country – it is perhaps most important.

Was “The Bear” Only Hibernating?

Russia’s leaders had to have known that attacking Georgia would put her allies in a position of having to come up against them.  I wonder if this was part of the plan overall – help Iran hold pressure against us while they take back some of their former captive nations.  Several Eastern-European nations have also offered support to war-torn Georgia stating that they well-remember what it was like to be a  “Captive Country” under Soviet rule – it doesn’t sound like they are convinced, and frankly neither am I, when Russia says it has put it’s goals of domination to rest.  The Presidents of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, & the Ukraine have all said they are standing with the Georgian President against Russia whom they all see as the aggressor in this crisis.

As John McCain once said, “When I look in Putin’s eyes I see three things; K. G. B. “.  Putin is definitely up to his “old tricks”.  His training in the Communist machine has not gone unused.  Instead of the Communist Party, the leaders have merely become ruling oligarchs, and instead of the KGB doing the dirty work, the Russian mafia is said to be more active than ever.

Russia has also been helping Iran to continue building its nuclear program – despite the threats from Iran’s leaders that they want to “wipe Israel off the Map”, and all sorts of variations on the theme of “death to America”.  Was this part of their plan as well?  To get the US focused on their friends the Iranians, and refusing to help in Iraq all because they were planning to “re-“annex their former Soviet States?  Did they think our country would be too torn by internal strife over the Iraq war to be able to rouse the public into helping defend our ally?  I hope I am wrong in my suspicions, however, I do not trust the Russian Government, and I feel for the Russian people, and all the other innocent people who are suffering because of the greed of others…

No Blood for Oil

A lot of liberals seem to think that the United States is fighting a war for oil in the Middle East right now.  However, we are going to be leaving Iraq eventually.  They are going to own their own country – to elect leaders and develop business & education & do everything else a thriving community does.  We are not going to “own” their oil, nor are we going to occupy them forever – what we are doing right now is teaching them to be able to stand on their own – and it’s working…

Russia on the other hand is not attacking Georgia with these eventual intentions.  Georgia is already sovereign and free.  Georgia elects its leader according to their own laws.  Russia has attacked the capitol of Georgia, and is fighting on the side of separatists (or maybe a better term would be domestic terrorists).  They are directly interfering with the affairs of the sovereign Georgian government with a legally elected President.

History Repeating

Another view of these developments by more than a few people around the web: Russia invading Georgia, is akin to Hitler invading Poland in 1939.  This is Putin & Russia’s “Sudetenland”.  I wonder if the allies of Georgia and freedom will come to the aid of these people, or if we will again stand by and watch as Europe gets gobbled up by a country that is violently overthrowing their neighbor.  The Russian Government has already warned the Ukraine as they have released information that alleges the Ukraine with helping Georgia right now (I say allege because I haven’t been able to verify if this is true or not, if it’s being reported by anyone else).

The Personal Side

It scares me that our country may be closer to war with Russia than at any time – perhaps since the Cuba Missile Crisis.  My daughter is coming “of age”, and if there is a new draft (or if she decides to volunteer) I won’t be too thrilled with the prospect of her serving – however, I would be immensely proud of her, and thankful for her sacrifices for the rest of our family, community & country, as well as the cause of Freedom & peace in our World.

I can’t personally think of any way we can avoid what may be to come unless Russia backs off.

A Prayer

May God bless the Georgian People, and may God Bless the USA and all her allies.  May God give our President and our government the strength and wisdom to make “all the right moves” at this dangerous time…

Take care of each other, everyone!

~ Michelle K.

PS – This post will be updated with links shortly.

This article originally published at: http://blog.libertyrocks.us

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Anarchist Hypocrisy – Planned Recruitment Center Protest (Torches & Cages?)

Posted by Admin on March 12, 2008

It has come to my attention (Credit to FReeper ConcreteBob) that an anarchist/anti-war/anti-recruiting group in Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Organizing Group (POG – OrganizePittsburgh.org) is planning to have an old-fashioned medieval “torch march” on March 19, 2008! Their announced plans are to march carrying torches to the recruitment station, and “If the station remains open, we intend to evict it and everything inside of it, occupy the location, and transform it into something useful for the community.”.  They are also planning to bring with cages to place the military recruitment officers inside of.

Now, while it’s commendable to peacefully protest and stand up for what you believe in – no matter how crazy others may think you are – to conspire to commit felony destruction of federal (taxpayer owned) property and the kidnapping of Federal (Military) Officers while in the course of duty – not to mention a host of other various felony and criminal charges they could incur – is the height of stupidity, not to mention hypocritical. My guess is that they are counting on police being there to “hold them back” as they’ve alluded to in their announcement (convenient isn’t it?).

Below is a screenshot of their announcement which was posted on their website on February 20, 2008;

Thumbnail of complete screenshot (Click on the image to see the full-size SS):

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Highlighted Parts – Cropped and Full-Size:

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Wouldn’t it be interesting if they were allowed to go forth with their plans instead, and then force them to deal with the realities of their stupidity? As one poster, FReeper TaxControl, suggested over on FreeRepublic.com; the Recruiters should just protest vociferously that they don’t want to go into the cages, but let themselves be put inside. Then once inside, these military officers should pull out their cell phones and call the FBI to report the kidnapping of a federal officer in progress.

Then let the Feds deal with these punks who think they are above the law. Because, as I said, peaceful protesting is one thing – a right of these citizens that I fully support even though I don’t agree with them – destruction of federal property and kidnapping is another.

As another FReeper, Captain Rhino, pointed out if this group’s plans are successful there is a whole list of felonies (state & federal) that they will be guilty of including, but obviously not limited to; Felonious Tresspassing – felony (State & possibly Federal), Destruction of Federal Government Property – felony (Federal), Assaulting an officer in the course of duty – felony (Federal), Unlawful Detention – Felony (State & Federal), Kidnapping – felony (State & Federal). I’m guessing that in today’s atmosphere there are probably a few more things they could charge these people with – even up to treason (for abducting a military officer during a time of war — and no, I’m not positive on that, but it would make sense would it not?).

What’s intriguing about their plans – besides the fact that they are conspiring at this point to commit a host of federal felonies – is that it’s in direct violation of their group’s stated policy on planning actions of this sort as well. In a page on the group’s website entitled, “Hey POG why did you DO That? A Statement on what POG does and does not organize“, they state the following;

“As a group we absolutely never organize anything involving destruction of property or physical harm to human or non-human animals.”

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Hmmm… someone better mention that to the person at POG who planned this event…

I really do hope the FBI will consider sending a clear message to this group – and all like them that believe NON-peaceful protest is acceptable as long as it’s aimed at those who they have pronounced as “criminals” – interestingly without due process which I’m sure they will insist upon if they are indeed arrested.

One clue for these people — it’s not exactly going to endear you to the public (some of whom may even agree with you) if you insist on protesting in this manner. Even most liberals I know would be telling you the same exact thing.

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