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How Obama Got Elected – Documentary

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This documentary looks at how media coverage of the 2008 election impacted what Obama voters knew (or thought they knew) about the campaign.

Hank Williams Jr. New Song Praises John McCain

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Country star Hank Williams Jr. has penned a tune for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin called ”McCain-Palin Tradition.”

Williams managed to get in the McCain campaign’s talking points that Obama has ”terrorist friends .” He also squeezed into the lyrics another Republican message, that the Democrats caused the financial meltdown by pressuring bankers to give loans to helpless bankers.

That’s what you call some good old, down home poetic license.

(Hank Williams, Jr., sings on stage before Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain his vice presidential running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, spoke at a rally at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

McCain – Palin Tradition
By Hank Williams Jr.

The left wing liberal media have
Always been a real close knit family
But, most of the American People
Don’t believe em anyway ya see
Stop and think it over
Before you make your decision
If they smell something
They’re gonna come down strong
It’s a McCain – Palin tradition

Now this old Union’s got problems
That is plain to see
The Democrats bankrupted Fannie Mae N Freddie Mac
Just like 1, 2, 3
The bankers didn’t want to make all those bad loans,
But Bill Clinton said you got to
Now they want a bail out, what I’m talking about
Is a Democrat liberal who doo

CHORUS

John N Sarah tell ya
Just what they think
And they’re not gonna blink
They don’t have terrorist friends
To whom their careers are linked
Yes, John is his own man
And Sarah fixed Alaska’s broken condition
They’re gonna go just fine
We’re headed for better times
It’s a McCain – Palin tradition

I am very proud of our country’s name
But no society is perfect
And we have had our stains
If I’m down at the coffee shop and
Somebody starts to give our flag friction
We say please move on
Cause we’re standing strong
That’s an old John McCain tradition

CHORUS

John N Sarah tell ya
Just what they think
And they’re not gonna blink
And they’re gonna fix this country
Cause they’re just like you N ole Hank
Yes John is a maverick
And Sarah fixed Alaska’s broken condition
They’re gonna go just fine
We’re headed for better times
It’s a McCain – Palin tradition

Some are bound to tell you I’m
Preaching to the choir
And that is very true
And we are going even higher
Like a mama bear in Idaho
She’ll protect your family’s condition
If you mess with her cubs
She’s gonna take off the gloves
It’s an American female tradition

CHORUS

They all want to know Sarah
Why do you hunt
John why do you fish
How could she be so smart and savvy
Such a ‘hey good-lookin’ dish
Yes John is his own man
And Sarah fixed Alaska’s bad condition
They’re going to get it right
We’re going to see the light
It’s a McCain – Palin tradition

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Real Americans Speaking up at Recent McCain Event

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Obama, has called Ayers, now a college education professor, ‘a guy in my neighborhood’ and said he and Ayers are not close. He told ABC News on Wednesday that McCain is trying to score ‘cheap political points’ by bringing up Ayers.

Ayers in the mid-1990s hosted a meeting at his house to introduce Obama to neighbors during Obama’s first run for a seat in the Illinois Senate. They also served on a nonprofit anti-poverty board together.

‘We don’t care about an old washed-up terrorist and his wife…’ McCain said. ‘That’s not the point here. The point is Sen. Obama said he was just a guy in the neighborhood. We know that’s not true. We need to know the full extent of the relationship because of whether Sen. Obama is telling the truth to the American people or not.’

A Web video ad released by the McCain campaign shows pictures of Obama and Ayers and said Obama has not told the truth about the extent of his ties with Ayers.

‘Americans say, ‘Where’s the truth, Barack?’ Barack Obama. Too risky for America’

[tags]obama ,mccain, acorn, ayers, wright, voter fraud ,ohio debate, sarah palin, socialism[/tags]

Fact Checking the Palin / Biden Debate

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Just who was telling the truth?  We’ve referenced at least 14 issues between the candidates and back it up with facts.  After the Palin / Biden debate last night, we decided to organize a fact checking session to identify what the real facts are – What each party represents and an analysis of each of the 14 blatant facts that were completely wrong are brought into the light.


1. TAX VOTE:
Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY. [Link to the votes HERE ]

2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it. [True and we posted the video]

3. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING: Biden said, “Drill we must.” But Biden has opposed offshore drilling and even compared offshore drilling to “raping” the Outer Continental Shelf.” [True – was well reported and Democrats votes against drilling and other energy production are well documented – Biden rips Bush on energy by JEFF MONTGOMERY • The News Journal • July 15, 2008]

4. TROOP FUNDING: Joe Biden lied when he indicated that John McCain and Barack Obama voted the same way against funding the troops in the field. John McCain opposed a bill that included a timeline, that the President of the United States had already said he would veto regardless of it’s passage. [Link to the votes HERE .]

5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says he’s always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate. [True and we posted the video and wrote an article about it]

6. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY VOTES: According to FactCheck.org, Biden is exaggerating and overstating John McCain’s record voting for alternative energy when he says he voted against it 23 times. [Procedural votes can get pretty convoluted so this one is hard to say either way but here is the link to McCain’s energy plan and we suggest that people just read it for themselves and make a decision]

7. HEALTH INSURANCE: Biden falsely said McCain will raise taxes on people’s health insurance coverage — they get a tax credit to offset any tax hike. Independent fact checkers have confirmed this attack is false.

[McCain is right about this one, the New York Times started this nonsense saying that if people use the McCain tax credit plan to get health insurance over their employers insurance plan, the employers may just decide to give the money they would have spent on insurance to the employee. If the employee gets a raise as a result he will pay more in taxes. DUH… if you get a raise you should expect to pay taxes on the raise.. but that doesn’t mean that your health insurance benefits are taxed…. HERE is the link to McCain’s health plan.]

8. OIL TAXES: Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska — she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it’s not a windfall profits tax.

[McCain is right about this one as well. The tax plan on energy companies in Alaska is NOT a windfall profits tax, it is a graduated energy tax based on the price of a barrel of oil. The tax on a barrel of oil in Alaska is 22.5% and the tax goes up by 0.2% per dollar over $52.00 a barrel. So at $100 a barrel that is a 9.6% extra tax per barrel, hardly the profit killing windfall profits tax that Hillary and Obama have supported.]

9. AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.

[True – This was media spin from a San-Francisco paper. The General said he wanted more troops but wanted an implementation that was slightly different than the Iraq-Surge plan, so I guess you could call it the Afghan surge plan  – LINK ]

10. REGULATION: Biden falsely said McCain weakened regulation — he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie.

[ The law that Obama claims did this, was passed 90-8 by the Senate and Biden voted for it.]
Factcheck.org :

The truth is, however, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act had little if anything to do with the current crisis. In fact, economists on both sides of the political spectrum have suggested that the act has probably made the crisis less severe than it might otherwise have been.]

11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right. [Everyone knows this, when McCain first started asking for the surge many Republicans and Donald Rumsfeld opposed McCain, so McCain demanded that Rumsfeld resign. McCain was proved correct.]

12. TAX INCREASES: Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

[Democrats have no credibility when it comes to tax cuts, they talk about them in the campaign but when the bills show up in Congress almost everyone who pays federal income taxes ends up paying a higher rate. Just examining the attempts to raise taxes or repeal tax cuts over recent years, former Hillary supporter Donald Trump is right when he says that Democrats "taxing the rich" end up hitting lots of other people too. Al Gore’s middle class tax cut was so targeted that almost no one qualified for it and Bill Clinton’s middle class tax cut in 1993 was the largest tax increase in US history at the time and did not cut middle class taxes.

Obama called for a doubling of the Capital Gains Tax admitting that he knew it would lower government revenue when called on it in a primary debate saying that he was more interested in "fairness" instead of revenue. Capital Gains Tax directly affects the housing market.

Democrats also refuse to acknowledge the increases in government revenue that are often a result of tax rate decreases in spite of the fact that they are well documented.]
13. BAILOUT: Biden said the economic rescue legislation matches the four principles that Obama laid out, but in reality it doesn’t meet two of the four principles that Obama outlined on Sept. 19, which were that it include an emergency economic stimulus package, and that it be part of “part of a globally coordinated effort with our partners in the G-20.” [Having looked at the legislation myself I am calling this as true]

14. REAGAN TAX RATES: Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won’t pay any more in taxes then they did under Reagan. [True – and laughable. The top marginal tax rate under Reagan was 28%. The top rate is higher than that NOW, so how can the rate be the same as Reagan when for some groups the rate will go up? Ridiculous!]

An Analysis by Karl Rove:

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Some People will do Anything to get Elected!

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Below are some great pictures from the Political Candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama.  If you find more you would like to see here, please contact us via U Report and provide a link to the picture.

Sarah Palin’s email was Hacked, But Script Kiddy was Sloppy

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It just gets worse, folks.  An entity named Anonymous hacked into Gov. Palin’s email account, confirmed by McCain-Palin Campaign Manger Rick Davis today when he issued this statement: “This is a shocking invasion of the Governor’s privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these emails will destroy them. We will have no further comment.”

Gawker posted screenshots of Sarah Palin’s personal Yahoo Email account, complete with pictures of her family and personal phone numbers, not to mention Sarah’s personal contact list was also published.

Tonight on Bill O’Reilly’s show, there’s strong reason to believe that the Registrant of Gawker.com will be taken down very soon since the FBI and other federal agencies are now involved.  More will be released tomorrow on Bill’s show since he’ll be making personal phone calls to make sure the red-tape is cut cleanly.

Who is Gawker.com anyway?

Registrant:
BLOGWIRE HUNGARY SZELLEMI ALKOTAST HASZNOSITO KFT
Blogwire
Magyar u. 36
Budapest – 1053 – 112233
HU
domains@blogwire.com +36.12126559524 Fax: –

Domain Name: gawker.com

Looks like they’re based out of Budapest, Hungary?  I doubt that.  Their IP resolves to a datacenter located in New York: 69.60.7.199.

OrgName:    Datagram, Inc.
OrgID:      DATAGR-1
Address:    33 Whitehall Street
City:       New York

StateProv:  NY

PostalCode: 10004

Country:    US
OrgTechName:   Kim, Jae
OrgTechPhone:  +1-212-727-9500
OrgTechEmail:  jae@datagram.com

Memo to US Secret Service: Net proxy may pinpoint Palin email hackers

Memo to law enforcement investigators tracking down who broke into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account: Gabriel Ramuglia might be a good place to start.

The 25-year-old webmaster and entrepreneur is the operator of Ctunnel.com, the browsing proxy service used by the group that hacked into the vice presidential candidate’s personal email account and exposed its contents to the world. While he has yet to examine his logs, he says there’s a good chance they will lead to those responsible, thanks to some carelessness on their part.

“Usually, this sort of thing would be hard to track down because it’s Yahoo email, and a lot of people use my service for that,” he told El Reg in a phone interview. “Since they were dumb enough to post a full screenshot that showed most of the [Ctunnel.com] URL, I should be able to find that in my log.”

Ramuglia got into the proxy business a few years ago, after schools began blocking access to an online game site he used to co-own. Pretty soon, people began using the proxy service to access YouTube, Gmail, MySpace, and dozens of other sites that are routinely blocked by IT departments.

To prevent abuse of the service – such as the occasional bomb threat or other illegal act that’s been known to happen – Ramuglia logs each user’s IP address, along with the time and web destination. That often isn’t enough to track down people who access extremely popular websites. But in this case, the perpetrators included a whole string of random-looking characters when posting screenshots of Palin’s hacked account. That will probably be enough for him to pinpoint the proverbial needle in the haystack.

The information at the moment is on a server at a Chicago colocation site owned by FDC Servers. Logs are automatically flushed after seven days, so the clock is ticking for law enforcement, who presumably are under intense pressure to protect the privacy of a candidate for the White House. Of course, there’s always the possibility that Ctunnel.com was only one of multiple anonymization services the email hackers used to cover their tracks, but there’s only one way to find out.

Ramuglia said if he is contacted by law enforcement officials he will probably give them the information they seek.

The breach of Palin’s account “is pretty clearly against my terms of service,” he said. “As exciting as it is to be in the news, this is not the type of activity I can encourage by any means.”

UPDATE: 09/18/08

The son of state Rep. Mike Kernell has been contacted by authorities in connection with a probe into the hacking of the personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Kernell confirmed on Thursday.

Kernell, a Memphis Democrat, said his 20-year-old son David had been contacted by authorities investigating the hacking of Palin’s personal email account.
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The FBI and the Secret Service started a formal investigation on Wednesday into the hacking.

David Kernell is a student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Mike Kernell said he spoke to his son on Thursday, as he does on a regular basis.

Kernell otherwise declined to comment, or discuss his son’s whereabouts and whether he was in custody.

MAJOR UPDATE: Meet the Hacker — David Kernell, Son of Democratic Tennessee State Legislator

The son of state Rep. Mike Kernell has been contacted by authorities in connection with a probe into the hacking of personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Kernell told The Tennessean.


Pic courtesy of My Pet JawaKernell, a Memphis Democrat, said his 20-year-old son David had been contacted by authorities investigating the hacking of Palin’s personal e-mail account, the newspaper reported on its Web site this afternoon.

The FBI and the Secret Service started a formal investigation Wednesday into the hacking, according to the Associated Press.

Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama

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DONOTCHANGE

 

Sarah Palin

 

Barack Obama

 

Office being sought

Vice President

President of the United States and Leader of the Free World

Full name

Sarah Louise Heath Palin

Barack Hussein Obama II

Nickname

Sarah Barracuda

Barry Obama; “The One”

Public opinion

Smoking hot in a “naughty librarian” sort of way

May be The Messiah

Age

44

48

Children

5: two sons, three daughters

2: two daughters

Religion/Church attendance

Evangelical Christian; attends Juneau Christian Center when in Juneau and grew up attending Wasilla Assembly of God

Attended Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years, a “black liberation theology” church formerly led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright and governed according to the Black Value System

Current Job

Governor of Alaska

Junior Senator from Illinois

Previous Public Jobs

Mayor of Wasilla, AK (1996-2002); President of Alaska Conference of Mayors; City Council member (1992-1996)

State Senator (1997-2004);Community Organizer

Executive Experience

Governor for 2 years; Mayor for 10 years

None

Foreign Relations experience

Governor of state that borders two foreign countries (Canada and Russia)

Chaired Senate subcommittee on Europe but never called it into session; once gave a speech to 200,000 screaming Germans

Military Affairs experience

Commander in Chief of Alaska National Guard; Son is enlisted Infantryman in U.S. Army

None

Private Sector Experience

Sports reporter; Salmon fisherman

Associate at civil rights law firm

Speaking ability

Beautifully executed initial stump speech in Dayton, OH hockey arena without a teleprompter

An enter…wait–did you say without a teleprompter??

Spouse’s name

Todd Mitchell Palin

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

Spouse’s occupation

Salmon fisherman; Former North Slope production supervisor for BP Oil

Vice President for Community and External Affairs at t University of Chicago Hospitals; former Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago; former Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies;

former Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago;

former associate at Sidley Austin law firm

Reaction to spouse’s political success

Quit 17-year BP oil job when BP became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with wife’s administration

Promoted and given 160% pay raise by Of hospitals within months of husband’s election to U.S. Senate; Employer received $1,000,000.00 federal earmark, requested by husband, after her promotion

Coolest thing about Spouse

Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile race champion (longest snowmobile race in the world);In 2008, while defending his championship, was injured when he was thrown 70 feet from his machine. He was sent to the hospital but still finished in fourth place

Sister of Oregon State University head basketball coach Craig Robinson

Most Courageous Moment in Public Service

Resigned in protest from position of Ethics Commissioner of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders, including the former state Attorney General and the State GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail.

Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators in Hyde Park in 2002

In Current Office Because…

Upset sitting Governor in GOP primary due to public support for her efforts to clean up corrupt government establishment

Republican opponent, who was leading in the polls, was forced to leave race after unsealing of divorce records exposed a sex scandal

Theme:

Change and Clean Government

Hope and Change;”Bringing Change from Outside Washington”

What they’ve done to live that theme:

Replaced entire Board of Agriculture and Conservation because of conflict of interest; Resigned from position of Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose corruption among members of own party

Selected 36-year incumbent Senator as running mate

Family Affairs

May have removed State Public Safety Commissioner as part of effort to protect sister in messy divorce and child custody battle

Often says, “I am my brother’s keeper”;Brother lives in a hut in Nairobi on $12 per year

Union affiliation

Union member, married to Union member

Endorsed by a union

Iraq and Troop Support

Formerly (pre-surge) critical of apparent lack of long-term strategy for Iraq; Visited wounded U.S. soldiers in Germany; visited AK National Guard soldiers deployed to Kuwait;

Son deploying to Iraq on 9/11/08 as Army infantryman

Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators; almost visited wounded troops in Germany, but decided to go shopping in Berlin instead

Bipartisan/”maverick” credentials

Married to a non-Republican; Exposed corruption within own party; Campaigned for Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell against corrupt GOP congressman Don Young;

Called out Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) to “come clean” about financial dealings that are under fed investigation

Talks about bipartisanship

Legislative Record

Passed a landmark ethics reform bill; Used veto to cut budgetary spending; Prevented “bridge to nowhere” that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars.

Voted “present” over 100 times as IL state senator

How they dealt with corrupt individuals in home city/state

Exposed legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders; Campaigned against corrupt GOP Representative; Ran against and defeated corrupt incumbent governor in GOP primary

Launched political career in home of unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers (and still refers to him as a part of “mainstream Democratic Chicago”; Purchased home with help of convicted felon Tony Rezko

Guns

Lifetime member of NRA and avid hunter; video can be found on YouTube of Palin firing an M4 at a military firing range

Worked to pass legislation in Illinois that would prevent all law-abiding citizens from owning firearms

Earmarks

Opposed “Bridge to Nowhere” project; Said Alaska should avoid relying on federal money for projects; Campaigned against porker Don Young (R-AK) in 2008 primary

Secured federal earmarks for wife’s employer and for campaign bundlers

Abortion

Pro life; gave birth to 5th child knowing that he would have Down’s syndrome

Pro-choice; only IL state sen. to speak against the Born Alive Infant’s Protection Act, which required medical care to be given to live infants who survived abortions

Energy

Believes energy independence is a matter of national security; For drilling in ANWR, which is in her state

Says Americans should “get tune-ups” and “check tire pressure”;Says “we can’t expect the world to be okay with” our use of heating and air conditioning

Environment

Chair of Alaska Conservation Commission (2003-4) ;Announced plans to create sub-cabinet group of advisors to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in AK

Talks about the environment a lot

Athletic prowess

Runs marathons

Has reporters tailing him to the gym

The Argument Against Idiots: Sarah Palin

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This is a great piece from the Glenn Beck show, describing the details about Sara Palin and the democratic left attacking them and their family.

The issue:

“Sarah Palin”

What the liberal whiners say:

‘John McCain just gave us the election! Sarah Palin is NOT ready to be commander in chief, and she’s just one heartbeat away from the Presidency!’

‘Her experience can’t compare to Joe Biden, who has been in the United States Senate for 35 years!’

‘And, I see that she’s just another gun-toting, war-mongering nutbag, like all the rest of you conservatives!’

‘She has a down-syndrome baby…how can she possibly manage her responsibilities as a mother AND vice president?’

‘Well, what do you think about her 17 year old daughter getting PREGNANT, not exactly a conservatives dream, is it?

Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments

1. As the chief executive of her state, she is better prepared, and has more experience to bring to the presidency than the man who heads the democratic ticket, who had only a year in the U.S. Senate before he started running for president.

2. I thought Washington was broken and we were looking for change? It seems to me that you can’t get much further from Washington than Anchorage, Alaska.

3. Well, this “war-monger” has a son enlisted in the Army who is being deployed to Iraq on September 11th. Now, BOTH members of the Republican ticket now have, or did have sons in this war. I’d say they’re pretty heavily invested in it, wouldn’t you? Who does Obama have in it? What’s HIS military record? I’m sorry, maybe “community organizer” on the South Side of Chicago qualifies?

4. Excuse me? Aren’t you the “women can have-it-all” and “do-it-all”, people? Now all of a sudden, you’re saying she needs to be barefoot and pregnant at home with the kids?

5. I’m sure that’s not anyone’s dream for their children. But unlike Obama’s stance, that if it happens to his daughters, their way out would be abortion because, he “doesn’t want them punished with a baby”. She is doing the responsible thing…marrying the father, and having the baby. Besides, I’m not sure with Obama’s family tree and upbringing the way it is, you really want to get into this discussion.

Meet Gov. Sarah Palin

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