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All I want for Christmas is…

Sunday, December 21, 2008 9:28 pm

Remember the movie A Christmas Story? The main character, Ralphie, wanted “an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time.”

And, at the end of the movie, he got it.

Remember Peggy Joseph? She’s the woman who said that, because of Obama, wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in her car or have to worry about her mortgage.

She thinks he’s Santa Claus.

Well, so do most Americans, it seems. They voted him as the next president.

In the spirit of those American classics — A Christmas Story and Barack Obama — I’m wondering what you want Obama to bring you for Christmas.

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His place in history

Monday, December 15, 2008 12:01 pm

When the Electors meet in their respective states’ capitals today to formally cast their ballots for president, something historical will occur.

But I have a question regarding Barack Obama’s place in history: Will he be the second Mob-connected president, or the third?

Just wondering.

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Mr. President

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:18 am

George Washington looked through his leveling instrument when he heard the sound of hoofs. He looked up, and saw the rider approaching.

A small cloud of dust rose, tracing the path the rider was taken down the dirt road that worked its way through the plantation.

It was wonderful here. He appreciated the life he had now. Was it life? He wasn’t sure. He didn’t care. He simply enjoyed it.

The rider pulled up.

“Mr. President,” the rider said, tipping his hat.

“Mr. President,” Washington replied, returning the salute.

“Are you going to see the results of the election?” John Adams, the rider, asked.

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I voted

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 12:55 pm

Did my part today.

Cast ballots for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Of course, I did it right.

Wore an Obama’08 pin into the polling place.

And they let me vote again.

And again.

Democracy. Ain’t it great!

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Obama vs Obama

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 6:37 am

Barack Obama’s attack ad on himself:

Thanks to: Mary Katharine Ham

Tell me again why this guy’s the favorite. Is is because we live in Bizarro World?

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The Bucket Saga

Monday, November 3, 2008 9:04 pm


“where’s mah bukkit?” asks teh walrus.

other walrus sez “oh noes!!1! ur bukkit iz gones”

“i will finds it” walrus sez and he goes seekingz teh bukkit

“oh hai! haz u seen mah bukkit?” walrus sez to kitteh

“i did not looks at ur bukkit” sez kitteh

walrus sez “halps me find mah bucket”

“i can has cheezburger?” askz kitteh

“halps me find mah bucket” sez walrus

“kthx” kitteh sez 2 walrus

but teh bukkit waz not founds

teh walrus did his searches more

at worldz ending, he have decided 2 goes in teh following world

In Frank’s World


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El Hombre Negro

Monday, November 3, 2008 6:51 pm

Hugo Chavez is reported to have said that he looks forward to talking with “the black man” in the White House.

But, you know what? I bet he didn’t say that.

Oh, sure, Klingons speak English. Saw that on Star Trek. Cardassians, too. And the Borg. Romulans, Vulcans, Q, they all speak English. Even those green Orion slave women speak English. And those people on Twilight Zone that want To Serve Man, even they speak English.

But Hugo Chavez doesn’t.

I looked up what he said:

No le pedimos que sea un revolucionario, que sea un socialista, no, sólo que se coloque el hombre negro que está a punto de llegar a ser presidente de los Estados Unidos (…) ojalá se ubique a la altura del momento que vive el mundo.”

“El hombre negro.” The black man.

If I said that, I’d be in a world of hurt. But since Chavez said it, it’s okay. Since Chavez is one of The Anointed One’s friends.

Anyway, Obama … oops, I mean El Hombre Negro … is Hugo Chavez’ choice for President of the U.S.

Even the Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, Borg, or any other evil race has the decency to stay out of it.

But, here in Bizarro World, it’s a positive for Obama … excuse me, I mean, El Hombre Negro … to have someone like Hugo Chavez as a supporter.

I miss my planet Earth.

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BO says FO

Monday, November 3, 2008 12:46 pm

Today, Barack Obama congratulated John McCain on his hard-fought campaign.

Obama congratulates McCain

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Tell me again why this guy is leading in the polls? Is it that we’re living in Bizarro World?

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Obama cares for you … as long as you’re not related to him

Monday, November 3, 2008 6:42 am

Barack Obama called John McCain, Sarah Palin, and conservatives in general, “selfish” for opposing his plan to take your money and “spread the wealth around” by giving it to others.

Some Obama supporters, like Peggy Johnson, say Obama will take care of them:

Obama has had a lead with Hispanic voters for some time — though that gap is closing — because of how he’s perceived regarding the immigration issue.

So, how do those perceptions bear up to the facts?

They don’t.

Why would Obama take care of Peggy Johnson, when he won’t take care of his own aunt?

She’s been living — illegally — in a Boston slum for four years. And Obama isn’t trying to help her stay here.

But, remember, this is Bizzaro World we’re now living in.

What’s the big focus of the story about Obama’s Aunt Zeituni?

There’s an investigation to find out who told.

Gosh, I miss reality. This whole Bizzaro World is taking some getting used to.

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Obama in his own words: Jeremiah Wright

Monday, November 3, 2008 4:00 am

Barack Obama’s words about Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor:

Wright was Obama’s pastor for 20 years:

Suppose James David Manning had been Barack Obama’s pastor:

Hat tip: Pat Dollard

What would Obama be like? Would he be the same person?

If not, then what kind of person is he now, having spent 20 years with his mentor, Jeremiah Wright?

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Obama in his own words: Bill Ayers

Monday, November 3, 2008 2:00 am

Obama defends his relationship with Ayers:

Obama and Bill Ayers:

Bill Ayers, the terrorist who dedicated a book to “political prisoners’ … like Sirhan Sirhan:Obama knew Ayers. Obama worked with Ayers. Obama got money for Ayers. Lots and lots of money.

The whole “when I was 8 years old” line doesn’t fly, because he wasn’t 8 when he launched his campaign in Ayers’ home. He wasn’t 8 when he served on several boards and programs with Ayers. He wasn’t 8 years old when he used his position in the Illinois state legislature to get money for Ayers and his group.

Tell me again why he’s leading in the polls.

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Obama in his own words: Teach sex ed to kindergarteners

Monday, November 3, 2008 12:00 am

Obama and sex education. Listen carefully to what he says 25 seconds in. Then hear Gov. Romney’s response.

Another version. This one, Obama sandwiched around a supporter:

Obama says someone said something false about him. Then agrees with what was said.

Tell me again why he’s leading in the polls. Is it because we’re in Bizzaro World?

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So tell me again why Obama is expected to win in any state that has a large coal economy

Sunday, November 2, 2008 1:43 pm

Latest polls (if you believe them) show Barack Obama winning in many of the largest coal-producing states.

Of the top 15 coal-producing states, Obama leads the polls in 6 of them, for a total of 89 electoral votes:

  1. Wyoming (338,900)
  2. West Virginia (158,257)
  3. Kentucky (130,688)
  4. *Pennsylvania (74,619)
  5. Texas (49,498)
  6. Montana (38,352)
  7. *Illinois (33,444)
  8. *Virginia (32,834)
  9. North Dakota (31,270)
  10. *Colorado (29,137)
  11. Indiana (27,965)
  12. *New Mexico (27,323)
  13. Utah (26,656)
  14. *Ohio (22,269)
  15. Alabama (19,324)

Totals in thousands of short tons, as of 2000. States marked with an asterisk (*) are listed as leaning/strong Obama by on November 2, 2008.

If McCain won those states, he’d win the election.

But here’s the reality … or so it seems: Obama leads in 6 of the top coal-producing states.

And Obama wants to bankrupt the coal industry:

Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It’s just that it will bankrupt them.

Why would someone in those states want to vote themselves out of a job?

Maybe so they can get some of your wealth that Obama plans to spread around?

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Inauguration Day trouble

Sunday, November 2, 2008 12:56 pm

Yes, it’s a rerun … of sorts …

Inauguration Day 1974

Inauguration 1974
Warren Burger: “Are you ready to take the oath of office, sir?”

Gerald Ford: “I am.”

Warren Burger: “Then repeat after me. ‘I, Gerald Rudolph Ford, do solemnly swear…'”

Inauguration Day 1977

Inauguration 1974
Warren Burger: “Repeat after me: ‘I, James Earl Carter, do solemnly swear…'”

Inauguration Day 1981

Inauguration 1974
Warren Burger: “Repeat after me: ‘I, Ronald Wilson Reagan, do solemnly swear…'”

Inauguration Day 1989

Inauguration 1974
William Rehnquist: “Repeat after me: ‘I, George Herbert Walker Bush, do solemnly swear…'”

Inauguration Day 1993

Inauguration 1974
William Rehnquist: “Repeat after me: ‘I, William Jefferson Clinton, do solemnly swear…'”

Inauguration Day 2001

Inauguration 1974
William Rehnquist: “Repeat after me: ‘I, George Walker Bush, do solemnly swear…'”

Inauguration Day 2009

Inauguration 1974
John Roberts: “Repeat after me: ‘I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear…'”

Inauguration 1974
Oh, no, you didn’t!

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Sturmabteilung? Or Schutzstaffel?

Saturday, November 1, 2008 7:41 pm

Barack Obama wants a “civilian national security force.”

Not the National Guard. Not the Reserves. But a new force.

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objective that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

What was that organization that Adolf Hitler had? Sturmabteilung? You know, the “Brown Shirts.”

Or maybe he wants to go straight to the Schutzstaffel, the “SS.”

Are those of us on the right the only ones that ever read books? Or that watched the Nazi shows on the History Channel instead of their “Search for Bigfoot” or “Roswell Uncovered” shows? Or that can think for ourselves?

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Home stretch

Friday, October 31, 2008 4:40 pm

Barack Obama walked into the room, looking left, then right, then straight ahead.

“Over here, sir,” said the security agent.

Obama looked nervously to each side again, then proceeded in the direction the man indicated.

Taking his seat, he shuffled the papers in front of him as those standing around the table slowly took their seats.

“What’s first?” Obama asked.

“Well, sir, the push in these next few days will be the opinion of the world,” said the man on his left.

“The world? You mean this planet?” Obama asked.

“World opinion, sir. We want to show how much world opinion matters,” the man said.

“Yeah, that’d be a great idea,” Obama said. “Uh-oh. Do we know how the world feels? I mean, have we sent anyone there to find out? And how long would a trip there take? Can we get the information back in time?”

The man paused, his mouth going dry. He licked his lips. “Uh, yes, sir, we’ve already received the results. And the world loves you, sir.”

“Oh, goodie! I’d like to go there one day. To they speak English there? On TV, all the planets speak English. But I don’t know if I can believe everything I see on TV,” Obama said. “Except for infomercials. They’re great. I want a Bowflex. Oh, and one of those Inside-the-Egg Scramblers. Kwanzaa is coming up, you know!”

“Yes, sir. But if we can get back to the polls…”

“Why do we care what the Poles think? Aren’t they stupid? I saw that on TVLand. Archie called Mike a “dumb Polack” and everybody laughed,” Obama said.

“No, sir, we’re talking about opinion polls. The world wants you to be elected president,” the man said.

“Okay, then tell them they’ve got to vote on Tuesday. Tell them I need their support.”

“Um, sir, people from other countries don’t vote in the U.S elections.”

“Well, why not?” Obama asked. “Do you mean that the French, the Italians, the Iranians, the Canadians, the Russians, the Chinamen, the Koreans, the British, the English, the Anglos, none of them get to vote? That’s not fair!”

“Well, we do have several voting in Ohio, so that helps a little,” the man offered.

“Okay then. So, the plan is to tell America that we’ve got foreigners voting for me in the election and they need to vote for me too?” Obama asked. “I like that.”

“Oh, no. No, sir. We don’t mention that to anyone. It’s … um … it’s a secret, sir.”

“Ah. I see. Spies,” Obama said. “Where from? Germany? Lapland? Moldavia? Seton Hall?”

“Um, sure. Anyway, we want to tell America that we can return America to its days of prestige and leadership by electing you,” the man explained.

“Oh, okay. Right. I get it,” said Obama. “We show our leadership by doing what everyone else does. That’s brilliant!”

“Um, yes, sir.”

Obama thought for a minute. “What about Iraq? Can we talk about how bad it is that we went into Iraq?”

“Oh, of course, sir.” The man added, “Iraq is one of our strongest issues. We need to keep hitting about how terrible going into Iraq was. And that we need to get out as soon as possible. Immediately. Or sooner.”

“Yeah,” Obama said. “I bet the Iraq people want me to be president, don’t they?”

The man stuttered, “Uh, uh, we… um, uh, well, um, actually, more Iraqis support McCain.”

“Maybe I need to go to Iraqiland and campaign there,” Obama offered. “I’m sure we could convince them that it’d be better if I won. And call them racist if they don’t support me. That works here. It’d work in Iraqiland, wouldn’t it?”

“Actually, sir, it’s better to just call it ‘Iraq.’ And we probably don’t want to bring up how the Iraqi people really feel. We just need to say we need to leave Iraq,” the man said.

“I got an idea,” Obama said. “Let’s tell them that we’ll not only leave Iraq, but we’ll put it back like we found it. Do we know who was president in Iraq before Bush attacked them? We could find him and put him back in charge. The Iraqis would love that, I’m sure. That way, it’d be just like we never attacked them.”

The man paused for a second before responding. “Let’s just leave that part out, sir.”

“Well, okay,” Obama said. “You know best.”

“Good. Thank you, sir. Time to get back on the campaign trail. You and Michelle have an appearance tonight in Iowa.”

Obama shuddered for a second. “She scares me.”

“Me, too,” the man said. “Me, too.”

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The Fairness Doctrine

Friday, October 31, 2008 3:44 pm

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has, for the most part, supported many of the policies of President Bush. Not all the time, but most of the time.

The Obama campaign has used this against McCain in the election. And that’s fair. It’s not as it’s being presented, but still, McCain’s support of many of the President’s policies is a fair issue.

So let’s talk fair.

You’ve heard of the “Fairness Doctrine,” I’m sure. It was generally applied by the “Equal Time” rule, though that in and of itself was not the “Fairness Doctrine.”

However, the “Equal Time” rule that many broadcasters applied was generally good enough to meet FCC policies (the “Fairness Doctrine”). Heck, I even used it once to ask for — and receive — equal time to respond to an editorial on my hometown radio station back in the 1970s.

Either way, it meant that if you presented one side of a controversial argument, you had an obligation to present the other side. Not equal time, but an opposing view nonetheless.

Many on the left want to bring the Fairness Doctrine back. But whether or not it’s brought back isn’t actually the topic.

It’s the general idea of fairness.

Like I said, McCain’s support of the policies of Bush is a fair issue. My own take is that, if George W. Bush and John S. McCain agree on something, it’s probably a good thing. But that’s just me.

Let’s consider what else is fair.

How about … the policies of Barack Obama?

Since he has such a short resumé, you don’t have as much to look at. So, when you look at what’s there, you better look close.

And that’s why Obama’s votes to raise taxes on those making $42K a year is important. It’s not what he’s preaching right now, but it’s what he’s done. I choose to believe what a man has done more that what he says. His votes to raise taxes are fair game.

And, because his record is so small, you have to look closely at all kinds of things to figure out just who this guy is.

As for McCain, I have a friend that used to live in Arizona. She says that well before he came into the national spotlight, he was just like he is today. Like him or hate him, he’s honest and is straight with you, not telling you what he thinks you want to hear, but what he thinks you need to hear.

Obama? He’s saying things that don’t match up to his record.

He’s denied a relationship with Bill Ayers, but that doesn’t match the facts. And that question is fair.

Obama says he doesn’t want to raise your taxes, but he wants to eliminate the Bush tax cuts that will … get this … have the effect of raising your taxes. And that’s a fair topic.

Obama wants to “spread the wealth around” … and that’s socialism, plain and simple. And that’s a fair topic for discussion.

Obama has called the U. S. Constitution a “fundamentally flawed” document. Not a document that contains flaws that can be corrected by amendments, but “fundamentally flawed.” His statements are a fair topic for discussion.

I could go on and on. And probably will. Just not right now.

If anyone wants to institute a “fairness doctrine,” it should begin with a fair look at Barack Obama.

Anyone American who takes a fair look at Barack Obama will be appalled by what he sees.

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Business model

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:52 pm

Hey, I got a great idea for a business model.

Here’s the deal…

  1. All sales personnel will pool their sales … and all bonuses from goals exceeded … into a common pool. This pool will be divided equally between all employees: sales, administrative, maintenance, security, IT, and retirees. This will allow the company to spread the wealth around to all under-achievers.
  2. All lower level wage-earners will pool their wages, including overtime, into the common pool. It will also be divided equally among all employees. This will help those who don’t work overtime to reap the rewards from those who do.
  3. Management will not participate in the pooling of income. Management simply makes and enforces the rules; management does not follow the rules.
  4. To compensate for this, management will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging its workers to continue to work hard “for the good of all.”
  5. Employees should be thrilled with these new policies because it’s “good to spread the wealth around.” Those who have underachieved will finally be rewarded; those who have worked hard and had success will feel more “patriotic,” if you will, by knowing that others are benefiting from their hard work.

Okay, this is not an original thought on my part. I stole it from somewhere else. But it’s okay; I’m just spreading the humor around.

Anyway, I don’t see a flaw in this plan. In fact, I’m thinking this could work on a national level.

Any other ideas to improve or expand this plan?

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Why you should vote for Obama

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 7:37 pm

Still undecided?

Or perhaps are leaning towards voting for McCain-Palin?

This ought to change your mind. Here’s a laundry list of why you should be voting for Barack Obama:

Now who can argue with that?!

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Ohio announces modified voting schedule

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:30 am

Ohio has taken the lead in anticipation of the large turnout expected in this year’s presidential election.

It’s a one-page announcement from the Ohio Secretary of State, but here’s the short version:

Those voting Republican will vote on Tuesday. Those voting Democratic will vote Wednesday. Independents and others will vote on Thursday.

Here’s a link to the announcement:

Other battleground states are expected to follow Ohio’s lead.

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