If your still undecided on the presidential campaign there is a 5 minutes test you can take that may help you make up your mind as whether or not your values and political views line up with those of Sen. Obama. The test can be found here and if the link does not work the url is www.barackobamatest.com. I took the test before this posting to see what it was all about and upon completing the test found that I disagreed with Sen. Obama on 92% of the issues covered in the provided questionnaire. Once you complete the questionnaire it provides you with the percentage that you aggree or disagree with Sen. Obama as well as the collective responses of the people who have taken the test thus far. If your worried that this is some email address harvesting tool (so many similar things are,) you needn't worry, I was never asked to provide any information before or after the questionnaire was completed.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Ok, this is clearly satire, but Sen. Obamas own words aren't too far removed.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This video is now airing on the web and many TV channels. The ad shows a black man in various stages of his life and attempts to state that Sen. McCain and the Republican Party are trying to prevent voters like this man from going to the polls.
This is beyond compare, disingenuous, and quite frankly pathetic. ACORN has a terrible reputation and is frequently the target of voter fraud inquiries. For this group to use the likeness of this black man in a ridiculous attempt to take the attention off their utterly embarrassing and in some cases criminal activities is shameless and revolting. Facts are clear and there is not one single shred of credible information that puts the McCain Campaign involved with disenfranchising any voter group unless your referring to voters like; Mickey Mouse, dead people, or my favorite people who don't provide id in an attempt to vote more than once. If those are the people that we "Republicans" are disenfranchising that yes were guilty as charged.
I'm amazed and sickened that ACORN would sink to the level of using this type of ad in a putrid attempt to guilt people into thinking they're a great organization and subliminally tell voters that if you vote for Sen. McCain then your probably a racist.
I'm glad the FBI is looking into this sham of an organization in many states and I hope that those responsible are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
I would hope that this particular ACORN would be eaten by a chipmunk but wouldn't want to poison a cute little innocent creature with that groups BS.
In the most recent poll question here at The Augusta Water Cooler "Is the 2nd Amendment a big enough issue to effect voters this November?" The overwhelming response was that "Yes." Well apparently the blog world feels this is a big issue and it should be as many people (including yours truly) believe that the 2nd Amendment is the one that secures all others. Remember this on Nov 4th, regardless of what Sen. Webb wants us to believe about Sen. Obamas voting and actions record on your gun rights.
Many facts on this issue can be found here. Thanks for voting in this poll a new one will be up soon.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Some readers to this blog have pointed out that the original sourcing of this post has come into question and in appears that the New York Post newspaper (1st to break the story) has printed a retraction piece that can be read here. The Post is now saying that it's new information places Mrs. Obama in Indiana giving a speech at the time of the alleged "afternoon snack" which makes it virtually impossible for her to have placed the order in question unless her husband signed her name. It is possible that Mr. Obama signed his wife's name to the receipt, however there does not seem to be any specific reason to believe this occurred beyond the fact the Mr. Obama was in fact at the hotel in question during the allegded event.
I like many bloggers get story ideas from a variety of sources and always make an effort to try and validate a story before posting it. This story was covered by numerous print and TV sources previous to my posting and was believed to be a credible story at the time that I posted it.
I apologize to the Obama family for the original post. I may not agree with the Obama Campaign on most issues, but I will not intentionally post things that are found to not be true and if I do I will promptly print a retraction. I like to think that blogging is about the sharing of ideas and opinions from regular people as opposed to professional journalists trying to sell a paper and as such people will think were too hard or too soft or just plain suck. I'm OK with any and all critiques of my work as I'm the one who put it in the public spotlight and should to a degree be held accountable for it's content. I will never use this blog or any other I may be part of as a "drive by smear machine", however when I feel a story is credible especially one the main stream media won't talk about I will not hesitate to run with it if I feel it needs to be out there.
I would like to thank readers like "Doug" who keep me honest and thanks for reading and thinking.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Thanks to all my readers and commentors for keeping me honest and for keeping me blogging even at times when I didn't think anyone cared.
You've heard about the now famous snack that the Obama's had while staying at the ultra luxurious Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. I wanted you to actually see the signed room service receipt just in case you've forgotten about it or didn't believe it existed.
I am willing to bet that the Obama's distributive wealth way of viewing your money and our economy was not on their mind that day, unless they were utilizing the common liberal philosophy of do as I say not as I do.
I understand the concept of the occasional splurge night out and like to take my beautiful wife out to dinner somewhere nicer than normal once or twice a year. When we do this we don't worry about the prices and order what we want. In the 8 years I've been fortunate enough to be her husband I honestly doubt all those dinners added up wouldn't reach the Obama afternoon snack tab, and they didn't even have dessert and coffee, we did.
Sen. Obama you claim to be a man of the people and based on what is pictured above, I seriously doubt that.
Sen. Obama, I'll give you some advise, if your going to use your considerable wealth and power to splurge, do it right. Get on the plane, go to Maine, get the motorcade to Old Orchard Beach and get some of the best seafood you'll ever eat at Kens. Get the Secret Service guys a clam cake, they'll love you for it. The food will be fresher and taste better, but don't count on silk napkins or Bollinger because Kens ain't got it. All they have is great fresh seafood and great everyday people (the kind you claim to be.)
$447.39 for a snack, get real and get a clue.
"The truth is, in order to get things like Universal Health Care and a revamped Education System, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of the pie so that someone else can have more."
This woman and her husband aren't even trying to hide how much they think that they can distribute your money smarter than you can. The part that should really make you mad as a taxpayer is that not only do they think you aren't smart enough to manage your money, but don't think you deserve the money. That's right America, Sen. Obama thinks that if you've worked hard and found success especially if your a business owner than you owe some of that success to your neighbors who have not been as successful. Sounds kind of like Robin Hood doesn't it. Well NO ACTUALLY IT'S NOTHING LIKE ROBIN HOOD AND HERE IS WHY. The age old story of Robin Hood, he and his Merry Men stole from the royals and other tyrannical rich and gave to those who had not hope no matter what they did. Robins arch nemesis was of course the Sheriff of Nottingham, who represented all that was wrong with the ruling class of the time. I ask you, are you the Sheriff, do you have wealth beyond compare, do you have money, power, and influence simply because you were born? I doubt it, because most Americans are hard working people who bust their butts everyday to get ahead and provide for their families. Some Americans put nearly everything they have to start a business and hopefully employ other people as a result of that hard work. Sen. Obama wants take that success and give it to others who either don't have or don't deserve it. Sen. Obama says that his tax plan will only cost people and business's that are worth / make $250,000.00 per year. That's sound like a lot of money right? My wife and I were recently speaking to a couple we know that own and run a local pet store. This is not some franchise with national add support and big volume purchase benefits, it's just a small business. A small business that make over $250,000.00 (gross) per year and they are very concerned about Sen. Obamas plan stating it will hurt them financially. I asked him if there revenue was above average? They laughed, stating if your a retail business small or otherwise and not making at least $250,000.00 per year, your not staying afloat. They told us that after everything gets paid they only make about $60,000.00 per year between the both of them. They laughed again and said, "yeah were real rich."
"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This Sam Rasoul Campaign sign is located about 50 feet South of the intersection of Rosser Ave & Northgate in Waynesboro, VA. When my wife and I saw this sign, we at first thought we were seeing things or have lost our minds, so we turned around to get a better look and we found that we were not seeing things or gone crazy and this sign did in fact advertise the the Mr. Rasoul has an "A" rating from the NRA. This sign has a two yellow stickers in the upper right and left sides of the campaign sign that state NRA Grade A. The stickers say "NRA Grade A." I thought this was odd because I'm a life member of the NRA and only recall one candidate for the U.S. House 6th District of VA race getting an "A" rating from the NRA. For clarification the rating of "A" is defined by the NRA print publication and web site as: Solidly pro-gun candidate. An “A” incumbent who has supported NRA positions on key votes. May also describe a non-incumbent “A” candidate (one not represented with an *) who has previously held other office and cast consistent pro-gun votes, or an “A” candidate who hasn’t held office but has expressed strong support for NRA positions on Second Amendment issues. It should be noted that a “non-incumbent” candidate may have been awarded the “A” rating due solely to their responses on the NRA-PVF candidate survey. The one candidate that did recieve the "A" rating was incumbent Congressman Bob Goodlatte. I wanted to make sure that my memory was correct. I checked my copy of the November 08' American Rifleman magazine which contained the NRA candidate ratings for the 08' elections. My memory was correct and Congressman Goodlatte was the only candidate for this race with an "A" rating. I checked http://www.nrapvf.org/ to ensure that the print copy I received had the most up to date information. The site confirmed that Congressman Goodlatte was in fact the only candidate to have been given an "A" rating from the NRA for this race.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Click the photo to the left for all the details on this pathetic plan which once again shows how much we can not trust Sen. Obama to be our next President.
Enough is enough America, we need to stand and with one strong solid voice and clearly state that we as a nation will not go quietly into the night, we will not surrender to the forces of evil and we will never stop in the tireless fight to obtain and maintain truth, justice, order and the fruits of freedom that is the gift of every American Citizen.
AMERICA THINK CAREFULLY AND JUSTLY, VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH FOR LEADERSHIP, HONOR., AND COURAGE AND REMEMBER ONLY ONE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HAS PROVEN THAT HE WILL FIGHT AND SUFFER FOR YOUR RIGHTS.
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I know the previous poll question stayed up way too long, and its location was inconvenient to use. I've now placed the poll question at the top left of the page and hope this causes more people to vote. I promise to put new question up more frequently and would love to hear the kind of questions my readers would like to see answered as well as any other suggestions on the poll or other aspects of this blog.
Thanks for taking part in the blogespheres own version of democracy.
Posted by Jason Bibeau at 1:46 PM
No thanks Sen. Obama, I prefer real butter, at least I know whats in real butter. Real Change I don't want this kind of change I would prefer Real Leadership, Sen, McCain and Gov. Palen have proven they can provide Real Leadership. Sen. Obama, all you have proven is that you can lie, misled, and right a view books while trashing the 2nd Amendment when not simply voting "present".
I was recently sent a video on gun control that I found rather amusing. Regardless of where your stand on gun control I would recommend that you watch this video. I have posted the video on You Tube. I've not put the video directly on this blog because in contains some (1 use) of adult language so I will provide the link and you can choose to view knowing this. The video can be watched here.
Here are some great political satire cartoons from the Ryskind Sketchbook. I love the satire found at this site and post it's work frequently, satire is a great way to get serious issues out in a manner less dry than traditional news.
Voters, the information referenced in this video is crucial and should be carefully considered before voting this November. This video was originally posted over at Yankee Philip and can be watched here if the player below doesn't function.
Wake Up America. I will not say that Sen. McCain is the greatest guy alive or any other such comments and will state that of the Republicans who ran for the ticket, Sen. McCain was not my first choice. When you look at seemingly never ending events where we know that Sen. Obama has either outright lied to us or intentionally misled us, it becomes obvious that Sen. McCain is the clear choice for President.
This was originally posted over at Yankee Philip and should be watched by anyone who thinks that Sen. Obama is the Messiah. The truly interesting thing about this video is that it was from MSNBC on the Chris Mathews show, both the network and anchor have shown themselves to clearly be in the tank for the Obama campaign.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sen. Obama says that he is a direct supporter of the 2nd Amendment and right of firearm ownership by American citizens. Some of you out there may question the good Senator on that. Some of you may say "But Sen. Obama, your record doesn't support that." Some of you might question how a politician who was rated that most liberal Senator in Senate by a non-partisan group could claim that your for gun rights which are clearly not a liberal strong point.
I found some quotes from Sen. Obama that may give a better idea of what he thinks. In full disclosure, I did get these quotes from a source that is clearly opposed to an Obama Presidency, however this does not change the fact that he said these very things and are a matter of record.
"I think it's a scandal that this president [Bush] did not authorize a renewal of the assault weapons ban."
Illinois Senate Debate #3, Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10/21/04
"I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry."
Chicago Tribune, 4/27/04
"There is in individual right to bear arms. But it is subject to commonsense regulation."
Journal Sentinel Online, 2/15/08
"I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manufacturers' lobby."
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, 2006
"I think we have two conflicting traditions in this country" [gun ownership and restrictions on guns.]
"I think that local jurisdictions have the capability to institute their own gun laws."
Baltimore Sun.com 2/15/08
Senator Obama can say whatever he wants, but his statements in the past are clear as to how he feels about your gun rights. Some of you especially those who are Sen. Obama supporters will likely say "Yeah he may have said that, but lots of people say a lot of things, what are his actions?" I glad you asked that questions and I have a few answers.
Obama endorsed a ban on all handguns;
Independent Voters of Illinois / independent Precinct Organization general candidate questionnaire, 9/9/96 & Politico 3/31/08
ed increasing taxes on firearms and ammunition by 500 percent.
Chicago Defender, 12/13/99
LIMITS ON GUN PURCHASES:
Obama voted to limit gun purchases to one per month.
Illinois Senate H.B. 2579, Vote 34, 5/16/03
Obama voted to allow the prosecution of people who use a firearm for self-defense in their own homes.
Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165, vote 20, 3/25/04
CLINTON GUN BAN:
Obama wants to reimpose the failed and discredited Clinton gun ban.
Illinois Senate Debate #3: Barack Obama vs. Alan Keyes, 10/21/04
Obama voted to ban almost almost all rifle ammunition's commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.
United States Senate, S 397, Vote 217, 7/29/05
Obama supports gun owner licensing and gun registration.
"Fact check: No News In Obama's Consistent Record." Obama campaign website, 12/11/07
So now we know what Sen. Obama has said as well as laws he has either supported or directly voted for. We know what Sen. Obama wants to do with our gun rights even after the Heller decision in the Supreme Court. The Justices rightly determined that the District of Columbia did in fact deprive Mr. Heller of his Constitutional rights in regards to the 2nd Amendment and further clarified it as an individual right which anti gun people frequently argue against.
Since it's clear based on the sourced facts listed here that Sen. Obama does not in fact support your gun rights, I have to wonder what else the good Senator has lied to us about.
This election is one of the most important elections to occur in many years, some would say the most important ever. No matter what happens this will be a history making Presidential election. The next President will have immense challenges some known and many unknown, but one thing we do know is that the next President will appoint at least one and possibly two US Supreme Court Justices. Think about the impact that could have on your rights and not just gun rights if Sen. Obama gets elected and appoints Judges with his gun rights view points. With House Speak Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid there is no one to put those appointees through any legitimate vetting process.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
A questions that many conservative and a few enlightened libs often ask. A good friend recently sent me these quotes / possible answers.
"Here's my strategy on the Cold War:
We win, they lose."
- Ronald Reagan
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
- Ronald Reagan
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
- Ronald Reagan
"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
- Ronald Reagan
"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."
- Ronald Reagan
"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
- Ronald Reagan
"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Reagan
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
- Ronald Reagan
"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."
- Ronald Reagan
"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."
- Ronald Reagan
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan
"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
- Ronald Reagan
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
- Ronald Reagan
"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
- Ronald Reagan
Libs, don't be upset, your Messiah recently said "We need to spread the wealth" and thats a great quote right? Becauase all Americans believe that if they are hard working and succesful part of their money should go to those aren't and weren't, oh wait that's Socialism.
A few pearls of wisdom from one of Americas most inspirational leaders.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Tonight we find out if Governor Palin has what it takes vs. Sen. Biden in the much awaited VP debate. We expect that when candidates have a debate that no one goes in with advantages such as knowing the questions in advance or having a moderator that is biased to one of the candidates or their respective point of view. These seem like reasonable things, right? Well apparently that's not the case tonight. The debate tonight is to be moderated by PBS regular Gwen Ifill. Ms. Ifill has not been totally honest with the debate commission which is suppose to vet these moderators to ensure that these moderators have no "dog in the hunt." It was learned just yesterday that Ms. Ifill does in fact have a "dog in the hunt" one with dollar signs infact. Ms. Ifill is writing a book that will be released on inauguration day. The book titled "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama" clearly shows who Ms. Ifill favors. When conservatives ask for an explanation, they were harshly criticized for questioning Ms. Ifill's objectiveness.
If someone in the process of writing a pro McCain book were tapped for debate moderation, we'd see a very different media, one that would go on an absolute rampage. The double standards that we continually see is so disturbing that it's ridiculous. There are so many members of the media that constantly show cowardice, hypocrisy, and seemingly never ending series of disingenuous statements and actions. This is why many print media outlets are loosing readers every print cycle. Americans have spoken and they have had enough, which is why Fox News dominated in 9 of the 10 categories for news according to recent viewer stats.