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Archive for September 6th, 2008

VIDEO: Obama Gets Shredded By Iraq Vet

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

 Stickied – scroll down for the latest updates – Editor



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Greta Tackles the Palin “Experience” Issue. – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

Greta van Susteren dedicated much of her program last night talking with Alaskan public officials to get a sense of what experiences Palin has had there.

Our friends at Hotair.com have the video HERE. Click and learn. Tonight at 8pm Eastern time Greta will do an entire special on Palin.

UPDATE – Today’s Wall Street Journal also tackled the experience issue. “How Palin beat Alaska’s Establishment” click and learn.

And where is the rest of the elite media??

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Denver Post: Democrats tossed 12,000 American Flags in the garbage after their convention, but…

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

….but Republicans took them out of the garbage and will be using them at Republican campaign events.

The story is HERE

Rest assured that these will not end up in the garbage a second time.

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Brilliant Black American: Hey black people, Democrats are not in your corner. They are the party that has been cornering you.

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

What he said about Obama’s position on this issue is TRUE.

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Another Broken Promise from the Obama Campaign

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

Remember when McCain congratulated Obama in a campaign ad when he got the Nomination? Obama’s Campaign said they would respond in kind:

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe — who did not know the content of the ad until we read him the script — just told us that the McCain ad is “a very nice gesture. We appreciate that. I wish more of his ads had that tone. But for tonight, we appreciate it and will congratulate him next week on his nomination.”

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/08/obama-campaig-1.html

It didn’t happen.

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New York Times: Palin left the Pentecostal Church because it was “too extreme” – Associated Press: “Palin did not push creation science as governor”

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

UPDATE: Washington Post is out with more lies and personal attacks. This time from David Ignatious who writes for the Washington Post and the AP:

I’m sorry, but this is an American family portrait I like. I know all the reasons to be worried. Palin is breathtakingly unqualified to be president, and the idea that we would have someone in the White House who wants to overturn science and teach creationism in our public schools is, well, terrifying. McCain is too old and too prone to zingers to be an ideal commander in chief, his bravery and sense of honor notwithstanding.  …

All this nonsense has been proven wrong already. I sent this joker an email asking for a retraction so we will see. This is what journalism has turned into folks.

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I must say that I am pleasantly surprised as I scanned the news wires that some in the elite media have decided to take back some of their credibility and write some straight journalism without editorializing in it or presenting it with a propagandizing attitude.

And now two more lies about Palin by the Democrats bite the dust.

The New York Times and the AP, two of the planet’s biggest offenders when it comes to pushing the reputation of journalists below that of bail bondsman and lawyers, each had a dispassionate and informative article about governor Palin today.

Let us start with the AP story:

Palin has not pushed creation science as governor

By DAN JOLING – 2 days ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – As a candidate for governor, Sarah Palin called for teaching creationism alongside evolution in public schools. But after Alaska voters elected her, Palin, now Republican John McCain’s presidential running mate, kept her campaign pledge to not push the idea in the schools.

As for her personal views on evolution, Palin has said, “I believe we have a creator.” But she has not made clear whether her belief also allowed her to accept the theory of evolution as fact.

“I’m not going to pretend I know how all this came to be,” she has been quoted as saying.

When asked during a televised debate in 2006 about evolution and creationism, Palin said, according to the Anchorage Daily News: “Teach both. You know, don’t be afraid of information. Healthy debate is so important, and it’s so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.”

In a subsequent interview with the Daily News, Palin said discussion of alternative views on the origins of life should be allowed in Alaska classrooms. “I don’t think there should be a prohibition against debate if it comes up in class. It doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum,” she said.

“It’s OK to let kids know that there are theories out there. They gain information just by being in a discussion.”

Palin said during her 2006 gubernatorial campaign that if she were elected, she would not push the state Board of Education to add creation-based alternatives to the state’s required curriculum, or look for creationism advocates when she appointed board members.

Palin’s children attend public schools and Palin has made no push to have creationism taught in them.

Neither have Palin’s socially conservative personal views on issues like abortion and gay marriage been translated into policies during her 20 months as Alaska’s chief executive. It reflects a hands-off attitude toward mixing government and religion by most Alaskans.

“She has basically ignored social issues, period,” said Gregg Erickson, an economist and columnist for the Alaska Budget Report.

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And now the New York Times Story:

By KIRK JOHNSON and KIM SEVERSON

WASILLA, Alaska – Shortly after taking office as governor in 2006, Sarah Palin sent an e-mail message to Paul E. Riley, her former pastor in the Assembly of God Church, which her family began attending when she was a youth. She needed spiritual advice in how to do her new job, said Mr. Riley, who is 78 and retired from the church.

“She asked for a biblical example of people who were great leaders and what was the secret of their leadership,” Mr. Riley said.

He wrote back that she should read again from the Old Testament the story of Esther, a beauty queen who became a real one, gaining the king’s ear to avert the slaughter of the Jews and vanquish their enemies. When Esther is called to serve, God grants her a strength she never knew she had.

Mr. Riley said he thought Ms. Palin had lived out the advice as governor, and would now do so again as the Republican Party’s vice-presidential nominee.

“God has given her the opportunity to serve,” he said. “And God has given her the strength to carry out her goals.”

In the address at the Assembly of God Church here, Ms. Palin’s ease in talking about the intersection of faith and public life was clear. Among other things, she encouraged the group of young church leaders to pray that “God’s will” be done in bringing about the construction of a big pipeline in the state, and suggested her work as governor would be hampered “if the people of Alaska’s heart isn’t right with God.”

She also told the group that her eldest child, Track, would soon be deployed by the Army to Iraq, and that they should pray “that our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God, that’s what we have to make sure we are praying for, that there is a plan, and that plan is God’s plan.”

[What Palin has said here is a staple of Christian doctrine and is least understood by non-Christians. What it means is that she is not claiming that God is on our side, because such a position is too prideful. Rather we should humble ourselves and pray and strive for us to be on God’s side. Most of the Founding Fathers shared this exact point of view – Chuck Norton]

One of the musical directors at the church, Adele Morgan, who has known Ms. Palin since the third grade, said the Palins moved to the nondenominational Wasilla Bible Church in 2002, in part because its ministry is less “extreme” than Pentecostal churches like the Assemblies of God…

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Norton To Republicans: Obama Votes with McCain 90+% of the Time.

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

I have just about had it with the Obama campaigns most misleading slogan which is:

“If McCain votes with Bush 90% of the time that is only hope of a 10% change.”

Republicans should answer with two points:

1. About 90% of Senate voted are unanimous consent votes. Either honoring some dead guy or an event, changing the name of a post office, spending money like an earmark, a minor tweaking a law, asking the executive for a report etc. So the next time they say that McCain votes with Bush 90% of the time, say so does Obama and than explain why so the American people can see how dishonest that campaign is when they say that.

2. On almost every foreign policy issue Obama started with a position in line with the far left fringe of his party until he secured the nomination and then down the line he started adopting McCain’s positions. Obama has sided with Bush on several key votes in an effort to move to the center since he secured the nomination.

So call out this nonsense for what it is.

I am a non traditional college student and I can write better responses and analysis than the party can and certainly can explain the administrations position better than anyone in the White House communications machine (with the exception of the recently deceased Tony Snow). Unfortunately that’s not bragging on my part. It is not that I am so brilliant it is that your communications machine is that incompetent.

Chuck Norton, Editor

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PALIN: Hey Obama “I guess when you turn out to be profoundly wrong on a vital national security issue. Maybe it’s comforting to pretend that everyone else was wrong too…” – Update Geraldo Slams Obama

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

The video Is here.

Palin:

Senator Obama said [on Bill O’Reilly] that the surge “succeeded beyond our wildest dreams”. I think said Senator Obama, ” the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated.”

I guess when you turn out to be profoundly wrong on a vital national security issue. Maybe it’s comforting to pretend that everyone else was wrong too. But I remember it a little differently, it seems to me that there was one leader in Washington who did predict success, who refused to call retreat, and risked his own career for the sake of the surge and victory in Iraq and ladies and gentlemen that man is standing right next to me! Senator John McCain!

Update: Geraldo Rivera on Obama’s Bill O’Reilly Interview, “Bill, the guy who came off well was you. Obama came off small and nonpresidential. He came off as equivocal.”

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Lawyer on Obama’s National Finance Committee – Audio: Palin Should Be Home Taking Care of Her Kids

Posted by iusbvision on September 6, 2008

Howard Gutman, a lawyer on Obama’s National Finance Committee, made the mistake of trying to get the campaigns blatent sexism out through Laura Ingraham.

Maybe they figure that they got away with doing it to Hillary, so why not to Palin?

Now they are blaming Palin for broadcasting that her daughter is pregnant to the world, conveniently leaving out that it was they who started the acusation that Trig is Bristol’s baby and not Governor Palin’s thus forcing the Governor to set the record straight.

Working women of the world, I hope that you never forget this.

Here is the link for the audio (thanks Hotair.com for hosting the audio).

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