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Choices - Limbaugh

Though I disagree with word Limbaugh choose to use, I agree I shouldn't pay for anyone's life choices - Choice, when are we going to hold each other accountable?

Not taking responsibility for our own actions is a major problem and not holding others responsible for their choices is one of THE problems.

Let's take a speeding ticket, I had a good reason to speed or maybe I just felt it would be fun! But it was my life choice and like Fluke I should be able to do what I want at society's expense, right!

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SSDD - Same Stuff Different Day

Is anyone surprised that North Korea is protesting South Korea's navel exercise? I question if the should get the satisfaction of being reported every single time...

The most recent threat, carried by the north’s state media, said Pyongyang’s forces would deal harshly with any threat proposed by Monday’s kickoff of annual South Korean-U.S. military drills that North Korea characterizes as a dress rehearsal to an invasion.

Jobless Rate Climbs & The Experts are "EXPECTANTLY" Ignorant!

The jobless rate continues to climb and the "experts" continue to be surprised by the UNEXPECTED findings. Who are these idiots? A six year old would know what to expect and would certainly understand years of using the world UNEXPECTED was fooling knowing!
U.S. employers added 18,000 workers in June, the fewest in nine months, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly climbed, indicating a struggling labor market.
U.S. Payrolls Rise 18,000; Jobless Rate Climbs to 9.2% - Bloomberg

So are We Going to Hear...

…this is all for oil?
Well I know if the Bush administration were still in office we would hear everything the US is doing "is just for oil", so I guess we will wait and see, but I am pretty sure I know what we will not hear.
From the article:
Oil fell for a third day in New
York on speculation that territorial gains by Libyan rebels may
quicken a resolution to the country’s civil war.

Oil Drops for a Third Day in New York Following Victories By Libyan Rebels - Bloomberg

Review FEAR as 2009 Departs and 2010 Arrives

Realizing 2010 was about to be here, I remember how I believed “I would be old” when thinking of 2000 while in school. That led me to remember the Y2K [bogus] bug. Remembering the Y2K, I remembered the Ozone hole, which caused me to remember the “new” ice age…

Then I remembered how Japan was “going to own America”, much like we hear China “will own America” now.
Does anyone else see a common theme here? “Keep the citizens in fear”, seems to be the goal of the media, the government, or both.

Having some (a little) experience with trying to control “masses”, I can say installing fear and worries is a goal to “control”. Do you believe I am just “blowing smoke”?

Well let’s look back – post WWII
  • Fear of the ‘A’ bomb – Bomb shelters, “duck and cover”, etc.
  • McCarthyism
  • Cold War
  • Temperatures cooling and entering a new ice age
  • Oil Shortage
  • Japan would “buy and destroy” America
  • Going to “cook” due to a hole in the Ozone
  • AIDS
  • Animal Fat
  • Domestic Terrorism
  • Global Warming
  • International Terrorism
  • Trans fats
  • China will “buy and destroy” America

Hmm, that is just a few – Am I blowing smoke?

I am Confused....

I am confused...Ft Hood attack "linked to cleric", who may have been killed? "Linked to cleric", well it sounds like a terrorist attack, smells like a terrorist plot, but the MSM, the democrats, and our president say no. Hows that "hope and change" working for you? Me, you can take it and...............

Yemeni air strike kills 30, targets home of cleric linked to Ft. Hood attack - washingtonpost.com

Don't Do Any Favors!

I believe this administration should continue to "boycott" and "demonize" FoxNews - Please, I am begging...sounds like a great way to get support:) Besides I will know where to tune to avoid a BS storm!

Despite spat, White House to book officials on Fox News - washingtonpost.com
After impugning the objectivity of Fox News and saying that they would begin to treat the network as "an opponent," White House officials said Sunday that they will allow administration officials to appear on the network.

I will not mention how utterly stupid and politically ignorant these arrogant ____es are being - But I do hope they continue!

I "Double Dog Dare" Him

There is a REASON Mr Milloy that no one is "called out"...

Courtland Milloy: Obama Needs to Follow Through With Threats to Call Out Foes
"If you misrepresent what's in this [health care] plan, we will call you out," Obama told a joint session of Congress last week
...because doing so would shine a light on who is lying and who is misrepresenting what - Do you really want that? I DO!

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Acorn = Corrupt Obama

Wasn't dear leader associated with Acorn? Does this fall under the dem's term "culture of corruption" and where is the MSM (media) with their "guild by association" stories...oh that's right both only reserve that for those evil republicans or anyone who's opinion differs from theirs.

ACORN Director Pleads Guilty | Politics & Economics
A high-ranking official at the taxpayer-funded leftist group that conducts fraudulent voter registration drives has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for organizing a scheme that illegally paid workers to register new voters.
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Fariness Doctrine...

Well Hugo Chavez, like US democrats, believes in the fairness doctrine. Wonder how long it will be before Obama followed Chavez's lead?

Hugo Chavez Pulls 34 Radio Stations Off the Air
Chavez said Saturday that he approved the telecommunications agency's decision to shut down radio stations ruled to be operating illegally.

"We're applauding Diosdado for the decision he has made to take back these stations for the people," Chavez said, referring to agency chief Diosdado Cabello.
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Please "dear leader" Save Us

Not straying form the liberal notion, only the government can save _____ ! Dan ask the government to save the media!

Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news
“I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said.

Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive.

Here is a plan Dan - "The Media" runs the media like a business and gives their consumers what they want, stop treating their readers like idiots, and stop force feeding YOUR OPINIONS - simply REPORT the NEWS... Oh hey, Dan the really important part, report the news HONESTLY, as hard as that may be!

But on second thought, they government stepping in (or Obama steeping) to run the media does remove all pretense of "honest reporting" - After all, the MSM has sold out to liberals, democrats, and Obama lock stock and barrel!

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Q4 GDP down 3.8 percent, biggest drop since 1982
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The economy shrank at its fastest pace in nearly 27 years in the fourth quarter, government data showed, sinking deeper into recession as consumers and business cut spending.
So what is it? In all the "scare tactics", it appears the media and our President can't get the facts straight - Or maybe the facts are in the way... But what is is, worst economy since the depression, worst economy since 1982, or since "all" of 2008 had more growth than 2001 (2001 total growth = .08% and 2008 total growth = 1.3%) - Is it only the worst economy in since 2001? Don't worry the media want let the flats cloud their agenda!!!

In reading today's news I spotted this in the AP -
The NBER says its group of academic economists who determine business cycles met and decided that the U.S. recession began in December 2007.

Looks like some our again changing definitions to match "their" template.

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Joe wildly received
"It actually upsets me," Mr. Wurzelbacher said. "I am a plumber, and just a plumber, and here Barack Obama or John McCain, I mean these guys are going to deal with some serious issues coming up shortly. The media's worried about whether I paid my taxes, they're worried about any number of silly things that have nothing to do with America. They really don't. I asked a question. When you can't ask a question to your leaders anymore, that gets scary. That bothers me."
"Joe", you can ask a question of our leaders; however, where the "media's man" is concerned you must ask the right question and one that hurts his opponent not one that really needs to be answered - Think about it why hasn't anyone in the media asked...
  • With your plan what constitutes a small business?
  • The $250,000 figure is that gross or net revenue?
  • On personal tax, if $250,000 is the magic number, why did you vote to raise taxes on anyone making $42,000?
...but, you will not hear these questions form the media - Obama, would then have to explain something. NO they (the media) will spend the limited time investigating you, because you mean so much to the rest of the population. Makes no sense does it, but remember they (the media) are so much smarter than the rest of us, there has to be a reason for this we are just to ignorant to understand it.

Again it it worth noting, I am not, have never been, and will never be a John McCain fan; however, he is a 100% better choice than Obama.

Now if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, it's a duck - Or bias in this case; however, I am not sure why the McCain camp is surprised...no other conservative should be, oops I forget McCain ain't a conservative... Anyway it is nice to see them trying to call the NY Times on their bias. Wonder how long it will last before McCain declares it "off limits".

McCain Camp Fires Back at Times for Cindy McCain Story
The campaign's outrage comes on the heels of a letter Cindy McCain's attorney, John Dowd, wrote earlier this month to New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller accusing him of biased coverage for not pursuing more information about Obama's personal life.

"It is worth noting that you have not employed your investigative assets looking into Michelle Obama," Dowd wrote in the letter, which the campaign has made public now in response to the latest report by the Times.

"You have not tried to find Barack Obama's drug dealer that he wrote about in his book, 'Dreams of My Father,'" he continued. "Nor have you interviewed his poor relatives in Kenya and determined why Barack Obama has not rescued them. Thus there is a terrific lack of balance here."

We have all heard the claim, and I am a little surprised a media outlet (albeit a small one) let the cat out of the bag - It ain't TRUE... Who do you think is more credible the Secret Service or ABC,NBC,CBS,CNN,MSBNC (also known as the Obama election committee)?

Secret Service says "Kill him" allegation unfounded
SCRANTON – The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

The election is over - You shouldn't even worry about going to vote after all what is the point it's a fourteen (14) points deficit...........................wait read further, who do you believe? We have a 14 point, a 5 point, and a 4 point difference - Is someone lying, playing with the numbers, or trying to manipulate the election? I leave it up to you to decide!

Poll: Obama Opens 14-Point Lead On McCain - CBS News
The Obama-Biden ticket now leads the McCain-Palin ticket 53 percent to 39 percent among likely voters, a 14-point margin.
HOLD on just a minute it is only a five (5) point difference.

Rasmussen Reports
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday once again shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 45%. That’s the third straight day with identical numbers and the nineteenth straight day that Obama’s support has stayed in the narrow range from 50% to 52% while McCain has been at 44% of 45%
Wait just a minute, it is only four (4) points!

Obama has 4-point lead on McCain
Democrat Barack Obama has a 4-point national lead over Republican John McCain as the White House rivals head into their final debate, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

And the sale out continues - Exactly what does race have to do with one's dangerous history? The person that Palin was referring to did blow things up I/we don't care what the color of his skin was; however, I guess the AP does!

Analysis: Palin's words may backfire on McCain
By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn't see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign.

And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret.

Here we see the "get out of jail free card" - You can hang out with, take talking points and guidance from anyone as long as you "denounce" them later. That is if you are a liberal democrat that is loved by the AP!
Obama, who was a child when the Weathermen were planting bombs, has denounced Ayers' radical views and actions.