Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nude Portrait of Sarah Palin, Malevolence from the Left

There is no shortage of slime emanating from the leftist and the Democratic Party side of the spectrum. Witness the latest, a Chicago tavern owner hung a nude portrait of Sarah Palin, painted by the owner’s husband, in the “dive” bar.

Elliott, whose wife, Tobin Mitchen, owns the Old Town Ale House on Chicago's North Side, painted a nude portrait of the Republican vice presidential nominee and hung it above the bar, where it's now a prime attraction among his display of more than 200 celebrity portraits and other racy art. (1)

I wonder how many of the celebrities adored by the left are portrayed nude.

"I've been following her religiously," he said Monday at the bar. "I had never heard of her before, like everyone else. I find her bizarrely fascinating, even though I pretty much despise everything she stands for." (1)

Elliott joins other disgusting left side slime pandering people like Al Franken in their basic disrespect for humans with differing political persuasions. The irony is that these people see nothing wrong with their actions. They have a defect in their hearts.

I’m glad that I don’t have to live with a heart of malevolence like these people. I never in my wildest thoughts ever considered such disgusting actions even concerning a person for whom I hold the lowest of regard for her traitorous action, Jane Fonda.

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(1) Nothing conservative there

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Truth is Often Simply Stated

Words from others:

“Barack Obama has put out an ad that simple minded John McCain cannot use a computer. Well guess what: Barack cannot land a jet plane on an aircraft carrier at night.”

“If you are still voting Democrat, you are stuck on stupid.”

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Democrats, Including Obama, Created the Financial Crisis

Despite the political rhetoric from the Obama campaign, the Democrats are responsible for the financial crisis generated by the real estate crisis.
For the first time in history, a serious Fannie and Freddie reform bill was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. The bill gave a regulator power to crack down, and would have required the companies to eliminate their investments in risky assets.1

But the bill didn't become law, for a simple reason: Democrats opposed it on a party-line vote in the committee, signaling that this would be a partisan issue. Republicans, tied in knots by the tight Democratic opposition, couldn't even get the Senate to vote on the matter.1

But we now know that many of the senators who protected Fannie and Freddie, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Christopher Dodd, have received mind-boggling levels of financial support from them over the years.1

Block key financial legislation; Take huge amounts of money; Lie to the voters and blame the Republicans: Do you expect any less from the Democrats?

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1 How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis: Kevin Hassett

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Forever Missed Never Forgotten

Frances Ann Cilente-7 Years Ago Today

Originally Published 9/11/2005 as Francis Ann Cilente Remembered.

On 11/16/74, Fran entered the earthly world dependent upon her parents, John and Louise, for her every need. When she departed this earth on 9/11/2001, Fran was a self-sufficient woman full of hopes, dreams and expectations.

After graduating from Berkeley College with a degree in business, she strode confidently into the world of high finance. Fran worked on the 105th. floor of World Trade Center One as an executive administrator for Joseph Shea, Cantor Fitzgerald Executive Managing Director, and Jonathan Uman, head of corporate development at eSpeed, Inc., a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald. Jonathan Uman was particularly fond of Fran, and she became close with both he and his wife.

Fran excelled in her profession, made possible by her people skills, enthusiasm and zeal for learning. Prior to her work at Cantor Fitzgerald, Fran was a medical assistant, but lost the job to lay-offs. Fran loved to help people, and that is why she was saving money to enroll in a nursing program.

Fran’s Aunt Judith worked across the street from the WTC. She and her godchild would take work breaks and meet in the Tall Ships Bar and Grille. The bartender would have Frannie’s Diet Coke waiting as “Sunshine” rushed into the establishment. Fran certainly lived up to the “Sunshine” appellation because she always had a smile upon her face.

Theresa described Fran as not only her sister, but her best friend. They spent many hours together shopping, going to Mass, or traveling to exotic beach locals such as the Cancun, the Bahamas or other Caribbean islands where Fran loved to sunbathe.

Generous to a fault; here’s a story told to me by Danielle, and it is representative of Fran’s character. Danielle stated that she was in need of some business attire during an unfortunate time of her life. Danielle and Fran rode the Staten Island Ferry together and did not really know each other all that well. Nevertheless, Fran didn’t hesitate to loan Danielle some business suits. What you have to understand is that Fran loved good, fashionable clothes and shoes. Fran was “born to shop,” and so you know that the loaned suits were fashionable items.

Fran utilized her skills with ceramics and other crafts to make holiday decorations for her and others. I’d be willing to bet that there are many other such stories about Fran and her generosity.

I’m told that Fran loved animals, especially her cat, “Kitty.” And, so trips to the zoo were fun. A couple of weeks prior to her passing, Fran took boyfriend Daniel McCurdy to the Bronx Zoo for a six hour tour.

Like many women her age, Fran was beginning to think about getting married and starting a family. While she and Daniel had not yet seriously discussed marriage, they frequently met for coffee at Starbucks. Though Fran and Daniel’s coffee liaisons were not generally known, it appears that their relationship was developing. Daniel said this:
"We spoke about marriage here and there but we never sat down and talked about it," Mr. McCurdy said. "I would have married her. That's where this was going to lead up to."

Laura rode the Staten Island Ferry to and from work with Danielle and Fran. During the trip they often snacked on Now and Later candy. Laura says that she can not now eat a Now and Later without thinking of Fran. Sometimes it is those little things that become treasured memory triggers.

Many people have written nice things about Fran. I found the words of a stranger intriguing. Here’s a little of what Paula Roderick, Lt Col, USAF (ret), had to say:
A year ago today, like the rest of the nation, I was watching the horrific aftermath of the events of 9-11-01 on television. The reporter was doing a piece on the tens of thousands of family members and friends who were desperately searching for their lost loved ones. I remember a young woman (your sister, Theresa?) was holding up a poster with your picture and a phone number. She was interviewed for just a moment before the camera went on to the next face. I'm still not sure exactly why, but your face touched my heart so deeply I felt compelled to write down your name and to contact your family. I wanted them to know that they were not alone. That people all over the country were aware you were missing and we were praying for you. So Fran, while we never met, I'm so glad I saw your photo that day. Your life was full and meaningful; filled with a loving family, strong personal relationships, rich experiences, and big dreams. You are loved by so many who remain devoted to your memory. Your life and the way you lived it did make a difference. You will not be forgotten.

It is obvious that Fran touched the hearts of many, and they love her. Her passing left a void that is filled with pain and loving memories. The positive impact that Fran had on others is a testimony to a life well lived. That’s about the best that we can ask for in life, and it is not measured in the number of years spent on this earth.

Rest in peace Fran. You did well.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Signs of Obama Desperation

The teachers unions are long time dedicated supporters of Democratic Party political candidates. And, they expect the Democrats to oppose Charter School vouchers because the successful voucher system allows parents who abandon the public school system to obtain quality education for their children. The parents are judging public schools a failure and awarding the public schools with the grade of “F.”

Barack Obama is promising to double funding for charter schools and replace inferior teachers, embracing education reform proposals normally more popular with Republican candidates.1
While teachers unions typically oppose the idea of performance-based merit pay, Obama is embracing the idea along with demands that teachers who don't meet standards are removed from the classroom. Obama's campaign said teacher performance could be judged by peer review, student test results, classroom evaluations or other processes.1

Obama is getting desperate.

The pitch was an appeal to moderate voters in this presidential election swing state, where the fight over education reform has been the focus of a longtime partisan battle.1

Obama must be gambling that the teachers unions will understand that his education proposal is just so much hot air.

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1. Obama embraces charter schools in education plan

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Clang of a Lie

Sometimes you hear about things that strike you as a blatant lie. Barack Obama’s recent allegation that he once considered joining the military is one such an example.

Mr Obama was asked by George Stephanopoulos of ABC's "This Week" programme whether he'd ever thought about military service and replied: "You know, I actually did. I had to sign up for Selective Service [a means of conscription in case of war] when I graduated from high school.1

"And I was growing up in Hawaii. And I have friends whose parents were in the military. There are a lot of Army, military bases there.1

"And I actually always thought of the military as an ennobling and, you know, honourable option. But keep in mind that I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it's not an option that I ever decided to pursue."1

The aspiration was not mentioned in either of his two volumes of memoirs.1

Obama has a tough row to hoe considering that he is trying to get elected at a time when Islamo-fascists are actively attempting to fulfill their centuries old desire to conquer the world. Obama has no military background, and he is dogged with the impression that he is actually a Muslim. It does not help when he makes a slip of the tongue and actually states on a national television interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he is a Muslim.

"Let's not play games," he said. "What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come." 2

Under stress, we humans sometimes will make a misstatement, and sometimes we inadvertently reveal something that we are trying to hide. I wonder which one it was when he stated that he is a Muslim. In reference to his desire to join the military, I’d bet that one is a lie.

Links in this Blog:
1. Barack Obama 'wanted to join US military'

2. Obama's verbal slip fuels his critics

Sunday, September 7, 2008

In The Other Room…, No Thanks to the Supporters of Oprah

In the other room sleeps a child; my granddaughter; five years old.

Fight for our children’s future. Fight for justice and opportunity for all.1

Americans are good people, but most never have the opportunity to test or have their personal mettle tested.

Long ago, something unusual happened to me that taught me the most valuable lesson of my life. I was blessed by misfortune. I mean that sincerely. I was blessed because I served in the company of heroes and I witnessed a thousand acts of courage, and compassion, and love.1

Most Americans never serve in the company of real heroes. Instead, many worship at the altar of cultural heroes, the pseudo-heroes courtesy of the entertainment industry and sports. And as such, the worshipers have little foundational appreciation for the social necessity of positive personal character traits. How else can you explain the continued veneration of O.J Simpson and Kobe Bryant by so many?

Our code said we could only go home in the order of our capture, and there were men who had been shot down long before me. I thought about it, though. I wasn’t in great shape, and I missed everything about America, but I turned it down.1
John McCain’s character was forged by the torture and brutality of his Communist North Vietnamese captors.

Barrack Obama’s character was in-part forged by the racism of Trinity United Church of Christ with its black liberation theology. Obama’s character is additionally expressed by his friendship and political association with William Ayers, a member of the leftist Weather Underground that bombed, among other places, the U.S. Capitol.

Only after Obama was burned by the media exposure of Rev. Jeremiah Wright did Obama repudiate Wright. Obama was comfortable at Trinity United Church of Christ for over 20 years, and he allowed his children to be steeped in the blatant racist teachings.

Oprah Winfrey bailed out on Rev. Wright and his church of racial intolerance after several years of attendance.

According to two sources, Winfrey was never comfortable with the tone of Wright's more incendiary sermons, which she knew had the power to mamage her standing as America's favorite daytime talk-show host. "Oprah is a businesswoman, first and foremost," said one longtime friend, who requested anonymity when discussing Winfrey's personal sentiments. "She's always been aware that her audience is very mainstream, and doing anything to offend them just wouldn't be smart. She's been around black churches all her life, so Reverend Wright's anger-filled message didn't surprise her. But it just wasn't what she was looking for in a church." Oprah's decision to distance herself came as a surprise to Wright, who told Christianity Today in 2002 that when he would "run into her socially … she would say, 'Here's my pastor!' " (Winfrey declined to comment. A Harpo Productions spokesperson would not confirm her reasons for leaving the church.)2

So, Oprah’s veneer of deniability proves that she is smarter than Obama.

Oprah made her fortune and fame pandering to females and adeptly exploiting a market which enriched her personally beyond belief. But, she window-cases her true roots of black-centricity and leftism and abandons female issues by refusing to invite the most exciting American female of recent history, Gov. Sarah Palin, onto her show prior to the November elections. To do so would be seen by leftists as giving aid and comfort to the political enemies on the right.3

You don’t have values if you are not willing to make some sort of statement in support of values. For instance, Jane Fonda is a fine actress, but I refuse to watch any of her films because I judge her to be a traitor. Little things do matter and set the stage for big things that really matter.

Give Oprah credit for making her statement of values, and she is losing viewers as a result of the Palin booking controversy. But, some fans just don’t care that Oprah’s values stink because she has become god-like to them. The attitude of these people leads to the gradual abandonment of the American Dream as a greater proportion of the electorate supports the likes of Obama. These people, both elected and electorate, with their lack of insight, knowledge or depth, threaten the peaceful sleep of my granddaughter because their decision making is flawed in a dangerous world.

Links in this Blog:
1. Sen. John McCain Acceptance Speech Republican National Conventions 2008

2. Something Wasn’t Wright Why Oprah Winfrey left Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church

3. Oprah Refuses to Book Palin

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin Needs No Teleprompter

GOP VP nominee Gov. Sarah Palin has been the butt of vicious left-wing blogs and rabid liberal media ever since she was picked by Sen. John McCain as a running mate. Not only do they attack the Governor, but Palin’s daughter is attacked for being pregnant. Palin has taken it all and last night she dealt the cards right back at Obama and his ilk.

Here is a report that Palin’s teleprompter broke during her speech.

Halfway through Sarah Palin's speech tonight at the RNC, people following the speech noticed she was deviating from the prepared text.1

According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech. The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani's speech, explaining his significant deviations from his speech.1

You probably recall when Obama fell on his face when his teleprompter broke. See the video here. 2

The more you see of Obama, it is obvious that he is an intelligent pretty face with no substance, accomplishment nor founded principles to guide him when he can’t read his scripted speeches.

Links in this Blog:
1. Sarah Palin "Winged" Her Speech Because of "Broken" Teleprompter

2. Obama is Inarticulate When Not Scripted

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Palin Sticks It to Obama

The Dems are screaming that Gov. Sarah Palin does not have the experience to be V.P. and a heartbeat away from the Presidency. The truth is that she is more experienced than Obama, who’s greatest political accomplishments include voting “present” instead of aye or nay when he was an Illinois state legislator. The man refused to take a stand 100 times?

Obama’s other professional accomplishment is that he was a “community organizer” in Illinois.

Here’s Palin response to her critics on the topic of experience:
"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except
that you have actual responsibilities."1

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1. Palin to jab Obama, cast herself as outsider