Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Many folk have been asking me about all the Amendments and Referendums on the Colorado ballot.  Amendments are put on the ballot by citizen initiative, while Referendums are put on the ballot by the State Legislature.  Kevin Lundberg the state representative from House District 49 has his suggestions for voting on the state wide Amendments here.

Boulder County has two ballot issues 1A and 1B.  1A would cost the County taxpayers nearly $100,000,000.00 in order to pay for solar and other renewable energy projects.  I will be voting NO on 1A.  1B will extend a sales tax surcharge to 2018 that would otherwise expire.  This is being billed as causing "no increase in any County tax" which is dishonest as it will extend the time of the tax if not the dollar amount.  I will be voting NO on 1B.  Boulder County is very corrupt and has been in one party hands for years.  I don't want to give this bunch more money to play with.

Wall Builders has the best short voter guide for the Presidential race.

Colorado Right to Life sent questionaires to the candidates for state office.  The responses are here.

Colorado Family Institute has a voter guide that covers all the Federal and State races in Colorado.

Family Research Council Action has their Presidential Voters Guide here.

Family Research Council Action and Focus on the Family Action have published their guide to how all the members of the US House and US Senate voted this last year.

BJ Nikkel has some interesting suggestions on how to vote for the judges here.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:00:55 PM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [10]  |  Trackback

Much has been written about Barak Obama's positions on the issues.  Obama himself has repeatedly lied about his positions, calling others liars when they accurately quote positions he has taken and things he has done and said.  In an attempt to show in irrefutable form what Barak Obama has really done and said, Guy Benson, Mary Katharine Ham, and Ed Morrissey at Hot Air have assembled "The comprehensive argument against Barack Obama" profusely illustrated with videos of Obama.  Topics covered include:

ABORTION
TAXES
RADICAL ASSOCIATIONS
FOREIGN POLICY JUDGMENT
DISDAIN FOR THE HEARTLAND
THE RACE CARD
LACK OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
MILITARY POLICY

This is not a 90 second summary, but if you really want to know more about Barak Obama, take the time to read this article and watch the many video clips it contains.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 2:04:30 PM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [17]  |  Trackback
 Saturday, October 25, 2008

At last a look at Barak Obama's convicted Felon buddy Tony Resko:

 

I am glad this is getting out.  As Gateway Pundit writes:

Obama likes to play pretend moderate but the long list of Marxists, Jew-haters, America-haters, criminals and racists in his past make him the most radical candidate to ever run for president.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 3:04:33 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback

It is easy in this day and age to discount let another story of "media bias", but we should not get complacent about this stuff since it is destroying our country.  Bill Dyer at Hugh Hewitt's blog recounts how Joe Lieberman gave a straightforward statement:

Lieberman said he was confident that Palin, whose foreign policy background has been questioned by Democrats, could step in and handle the chief executive's job.

"If, God forbid, an accident occurs or something of that kind, she'll be ready," Lieberman said. "She's had executive experience. She's smart and she will have had on-the-job training."

So what headline does the Associated Press, Washington Post, USA Today, ABC News, CNBC, San Francisco Chronicle and others put on this story?

"Lieberman skirts issue of Palin's readiness."

This is not just media bias, this headline is an outright lie, and contradicted by the story that follows.  As Dyer writes:

This sort of headline, ladies and gentlemen, is another bald-faced lie brought to you by the Associated Press and by mainstream media editors across the country. They are so cynical that they're willing to completely prostitute their journalistic credibility — by using headlines to tell obvious lies contradicted by the very stories they accompany — because those headlines fit their pre-existing pro-Obama narrative. They're willing to live with the likelihood that most people will either just read the headlines or won't read the actual text closely enough to spot the lies.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 2:46:45 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [6]  |  Trackback

Agentina recently confiscated the retirement funds of their workers to "protect" them.  Now Democrat leaders are proposing similar plans for your 401K here in the USA.  These plans include eliminating the tax break for your retirement funds, and requiring you to "contribute" even more to a new retirement plan run by Social Security.

 

Saturday, October 25, 2008 9:08:01 PM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [10]  |  Trackback

Bill Dyer has a post on Hugh Hewitt's blog that should be must reading by every Democrat.  Here are some excerpts:

But to my honest and patriotic Democratic friends, I must say this forthrightly, and I must say it now:

There is a criminal element that is infesting your Party to a degree unprecedented in American history, and they are trying to buy the White House for your candidate through overtly criminal means.

Fraud and dirty money have been involved in politics, of course, for generations — but never on a scale and with a brazenness remotely close to this year's fraud committed for the benefit of Obama-Biden.

For a start, every honest Democrat should demand that everyone associated with the decision to disable the most basic anti-fraud mechanisms from the Obama-Biden campaign's credit-card donations systems be publicly identified and immediately fired. Every honest Democrat should demand the immediate and full cooperation from the campaign — pointedly beginning with Barack Obama — in seeing them prosecuted and convicted.

I ask this of you because I value your integrity, as I know you always have in the past. Disappointing your conservative or Republican friends is far from the worst of what's at risk for you. Let Saint Mark's words in the title of this post be your guide.

More background is in my post here.

Read Bill Dyer's entire post.

UPDATE: More here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008 8:33:25 PM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
 Friday, October 24, 2008

I asked, "well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" and the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.

And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

And when I say "eliminate," I mean "kill."

Twenty-five million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.

And they were dead serious.

This was the testimony of FBI informant Larry Grathwohl in the 1982 documentary No Place to Hide.

The 25 people plotting the extermination of the 25 million Americans who would bitterly cling to the American way of life?

The Weather Underground, led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

The same Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who hosted Barak Obama's political introduction party in their home when he ran for the Illinois Senate.  The same Bill Ayers who was on the board of directors of a foundation Obama was chairman of.  The same Bill Ayers that ran the Small Schools Workshop that Obama led foundations gave almost $2,000,000 to.  The same Bill Ayers that Obama now claims he hardly knew and was just "some guy in the neighborhood".

Saturday, October 25, 2008 1:32:31 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [9]  |  Trackback

Barak Obama has had amazing success in raising funds over the Internet in amounts that John McCain has not been able to match.  It now turns out that one reason for this success is that the Obama campaign has turned off all the common checks on fraudulant donations via credit cards on their website.  Donations made to Obama from John Galt, Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Bill Ayers at obviously phony addresses but billed to a common credit card were accepted, while attempts to make similar donations to McCain were rejected.

Federal campaign law requires donors to campaigns to be citizens of the USA, and places a cumulative limit of $2300 on the donations from anyone to a given campaign.  Since Obama has turned off the usual credit card fraud protection checks on their on-line donation system, there is nothing to stop anyone from making donations far in excess of the federal limit as long as the donation amounts are kept small and different names are used.  Obama's system will also accept donations from persons outside of the USA, which is contrary to federal campaign law.

A donation from Della Ware of 12345 No Way was accepted by Obama.

Obama even accepted a donation from Mr. Fake Donor, address 1 Dollar To Prove A Point, Fraudulent, AL 33333, email allmyinfoismadeup@mediabias.com, phone 2125551212, employer Mainstream Media.  An attempt to make a similar donation to McCain was rejected.

This would be a huge story, if the MSM were doing their job.

UPDATE from Mark Steyn here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008 12:35:05 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [3]  |  Trackback
 Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Denver's Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput speaks for many Christians, not just those who are Catholic, when he wrote:

I believe that Senator Obama, whatever his other talents, is the most committed ''abortion-rights'' presidential candidate of either major party since the Roe v. Wade abortion decision in 1973. Despite what Prof. Kmiec suggests, the party platform Senator Obama runs on this year is not only aggressively ''pro-choice;'' it has also removed any suggestion that killing an unborn child might be a regrettable thing. On the question of homicide against the unborn child - and let's remember that the great Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer explicitly called abortion ''murder'' - the Democratic platform that emerged from Denver in August 2008 is clearly anti-life.

Prof. Kmiec argues that there are defensible motives to support Senator Obama. Speaking for myself, I do not know any proportionate reason that could outweigh more than 40 million unborn children killed by abortion and the many millions of women deeply wounded by the loss and regret abortion creates.

If you follow the link in the post below and watch the videos showing what Obama himself said on the topics of abortion, partial birth abortion, and the care of children that survived an abortion, you will see that Obama is on the far left fringe of even most who call themselves "pro-choice".

HT: Hugh Hewitt

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:22:12 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [1]  |  Trackback
 Thursday, October 16, 2008

Each year at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner politicians get up and make fun of themselves.  This year John McCain gave a great speech, and had Obama laughing and Hillary almost falling out of her chair.  Enjoy!

 

Part 2

 

I don't want it getting out of this room, but my opponent is an impressive fellow in many way. Political opponents can have a little trouble seeing the best in each other. But I've had a few glimpses of this man at his best and I admire his great skill, energy and determination. It's not for nothing, but he's inspired many folks in his own party and beyond. Senator Obama talks about making history and he's made quite a bit of it already. There was a time when the mere invitation of an African-American citizen to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage and an insult. Today is a world away from the cruelty and prideful bigotry of that time - and good riddance.

I can't wish my opponent luck, but I do wish him well.

Classy.

Friday, October 17, 2008 4:06:41 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [8]  |  Trackback

Thanks to Hugh Hewitt for pointing me to Dan McLaughlin's series on "The Integrity Gap" between McCain and Obama.  It is an extremely well documented look at what may well be the key issue in this race,

Part I talks about Governor Sarah Palin:

One of the most basic ways in which a candidate can demonstrate the integrity voters are looking for is to build a record of standing up to corruption and waste - and doing so even when it appears in his or her own party, or on the part of his or her own allies or backers. This is not just a matter of honesty and prudence, but of toughness and courage.

Part II Chapter 1

Introduction

Chapter 2 Obama's Rootless Ambition

looks at the influences that shaped Obama before he ran for office.

Chapter 3 Obama and the Extremists

looks at his relationships with left-wing radicals and how they were an integral part of his rise in politics.

Chapter 4 Obama and ACORN

looks at his intimate relationship with a network of community organizers with a pervasive record of voter fraud and deep involvement in the subprime housing crisis.

Chapter 5 Obama and the Machine

looks at Obama's long, deep and multifacted partnership with machine politicians in Chicago and Springfield.

Chapter 6 Obama and the Favor Factory

looks at Obama's routine practice of trading favors with his political benefactors.

Chapter 7 Obama, "New Politics" and Principles

looks at the illusory nature of Obama's "new politics," his absence of a record of fighting tough battles on principle, and wraps up and concludes the series.

Part III is yet to come.

Friday, October 17, 2008 3:09:43 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [5]  |  Trackback

If Barak Obama is elected we might well find ourselves in a repeat of the Great Depression, because Obama wants to take your money and "spread the wealth around".

 

Hugh Hewitt makes a great point in his post President Barack Hoover, Part 2: Spreading Your Wealth Around On The Way To A Depression

We are almost certainly in a recession.  It could be short or long.  It could be shallow or deep.

A vote for Senator Obama is a vote for long and deep for the simple reasons that Senator McCain explained last night:  Raising taxes and restricting trade is the recipe used by Herbert Hoover and it is the program being pushed by Obama.

Read his entire post.

Friday, October 17, 2008 2:18:10 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [6]  |  Trackback
 Monday, October 13, 2008

ACORN is a huge national pro-democrat organization that has registered millions to vote and has ties to Barack Obama.

The NY Post reported:

in the early '90s, Obama was recruited ... to run training sessions for ACORN activists

ACORN also got funding from two charities, the Woods Fund and the Joyce Foundation, when Obama served on their boards, and from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge - the radical "education reform" outfit Obama ran from '95 to '99.

Meanwhile, Obama was right there by ACORN's side all along.

"I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career," he told the group last November.

In 2006 the Wall Street Journal reported:

So, less than a week before the midterm elections, four workers from Acorn, the liberal activist group that has registered millions of voters, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter registration forms to the Kansas City, Missouri, election board. But hey, who needs voter ID laws?

We wish this were an aberration, but allegations of fraud have tainted Acorn voter drives across the country. Acorn workers have been convicted in Wisconsin and Colorado, and investigations are still under way in Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

In 2007 the Seattle Times reported:

King and Pierce County prosecutors filed felony charges today against seven people who allegedly committed the biggest voter-registration fraud in state history.

The defendants, who were paid employees and supervisors of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

In 2008 the Detroit Free Press reported:

The majority of the problem applications are coming from the group ACORN, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has a large voter registration program among its many social service programs. ACORN's Michigan branch, based in Detroit, has enrolled 200,000 voters statewide in recent months, mostly with the use of paid, part-time employees.

"There appears to be a sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent applications," said Kelly Chesney, spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State's Office. "And it appears to be widespread."

On 10/7/2008 the Washington Post (the radical left wing newspaper in Washington DC) reported:

The Nevada office of ACORN had planned a potluck dinner at its Las Vegas office Tuesday night to celebrate the 80,000 newly registered voters its staff had signed up in Clark County as part of its work with low-income communities nationwide.

Instead, their office was raided Tuesday morning by agents of the Nevada Secretary of State and Attorney General who alleged in an application for a search warrant that ACORN had hired 59 felons through a work release program as canvassers and submitted nearly 300 apparently fraudulent voter registration cards as part of the drive.

On 10/8/2008 the Associated Press reported:

Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.

Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said the fraudulent registration forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.

On 10/8/2008 the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported:

ACORN's canvassers filled out forms with fake names, addresses, officials say 

Agents with the secretary of state and state attorney general offices served a search warrant on the headquarters of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, at 953 E. Sahara Ave. shortly after 9 a.m. They seized voter registration forms and computer databases to determine how many fake forms were submitted and identify employees who were responsible.

On 10/9/2008 the New York Post reported:

Barkley estimated he'd registered to vote "10 to 15" times after canvassers for ACORN, whose political wing has endorsed Barack Obama, relentlessly pursued him and others.

Claims such as his have sparked election officials to probe ACORN.

On 10/10/2008 The Post, from Ohio University reported:

Last week, they were everywhere.  They stood on the corners of streets, with tables full of Obama buttons and voter registration forms.  It was almost impossible to make it to a class without hearing, “Are you registered to vote?”  But behind the façade of cheery smiles and clipboards lurked something that few dare to acknowledge, something dangerous to our republic: voter fraud and suppression, enabled by a woman known as “the most partisan state official in Ohio”: Jennifer Brunner.

Association  of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), for which presidential candidate Barack Obama worked as a “community organizer,” is being investigated by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.  According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, ACORN workers “often handed in the same name on a number of voter registration cards, but showing that person living at different addresses.”  ACORN also turned in registrations that “showed a number of people living at an address that turned out to be a restaurant.”

There are lots more stories about Obama's friends at ACORN and voter fraud, but I am sure this makes the point.  Even still I can hardly believe this report from CNN.  ACORN submitted 5000 new voter registration forms just before the deadline in Lake County, Indiana.  Officials there started checking the "new voters" registered by ACORN.  Of the first 2100 forms they checked, ALL WERE FRAUDULENT!!!  Watch this report from CNN:

 

Note that the lawyer for ACORN tried to blame the election officials saying they should have started checking the forms back in May.  CNN says, however, that these 5000 forms were all just turned in before the deadline.

This is a massive attempt by friends of Obama to try to steal the election for him.

 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:56:02 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [4]  |  Trackback
 Saturday, October 11, 2008

BTW I'm Voting For Mccain / Palin

 

Sunday, October 12, 2008 2:36:47 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [7]  |  Trackback

20 Republican Senators including John McCain signed a letter on May 5, 2006 urging action be taken:

We are concerned that if effective regulatory reform legislation for the housing-finance government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) is not enacted this year, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole. ...

Today, almost half of the home mortgages in the U.S. are guaranteed by these GSEs. They are mammoth financial institutions with almost $1.5 Trillion of debt outstanding between them. With the fiscal challenges facing us today (deficits, entitlements, pensions and flood insurance), Congress must ask itself who would pay this debt if Fannie or Freddy could not? [emphasis in original letter] ...

It is vitally important that Congress take the necessary steps to ensure that these institutions benefit from strong and independent regulatory supervision, operate in a safe and sound manner, and are primarily focused on their statutory mission. More importantly, Congress must ensure that the American taxpayer is protected in the event either GSE should fail.

John Hinderaker of Power Line writes:

One thing I hadn't realized is that McCain's reform legislation was passed through the Senate Banking Committee, but was not able to gain majority support on the Senate floor. All twenty Senators who signed the letter calling attention to the urgency of reforming Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac were Republicans. After May 2006, the Democrats continued to use Fannie and Freddy as their private slush funds until the inevitable collapse, which McCain had warned against so eloquently, occurred.

 

Sunday, October 12, 2008 2:26:36 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [8]  |  Trackback
 Wednesday, October 08, 2008

John Hinderaker of Power Line posts some interesting background on Obama:

it appears clear that as of 1996, the New Party and its parent organization the Democratic Socialists of America considered Barack Obama to be their guy--one of a handful of avowed socialists running for office at any level in the United States. It strikes me that Obama has some explaining to do.

They have screen captures showing both groups considered Obama as their candidate when he ran for State Senate in Illinois.

Thursday, October 09, 2008 4:32:59 AM (Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [2]  |  Trackback