Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama/Biden - VOTE and Volunteer

( I won't be updating this BLOG until sometime late on election day. I want the material on these candidates to stay on the front page till then, just in case any undecideds happen by.)

Obama Biden 08

Fight the Smears

Obama Biden 08 issues

Barack Obama
- Don't let up now

all pitch in

Barack Obama infomercial

Obama on the Daily Show

Bill Clinton Joins Barack Obama in Florida

Colbert - I Endorse Obama


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's Gotta be Obama!!!

Obama Biden 08

Fight the Smears

Obama Biden 08 issues

Barack Obama: Closing Argument (Full Speech)

What are your issues of importance?

For me, despite mine and my families health and financial needs, it is; no Iran war, return to constitutional order(kill fascism), an end to the occupation in Iraq, end torture and mistreatment of prisoners, no more extra ordinary renditions(disappearances), to renew our commitments to Afghanistan, to bring bin Laden to a proper justice and to reclaim our respect and dignity in the world. Energy, economics, health, education and environmental concerns follow closely.

I know it's quite a list which most Progressives share, maybe in a little different order of importance, but similar. These are all things which have been decimated during the Bush regime and will only continue to worsen if McCain were allowed to become president. We can't let that happen!

That is why for all of us who call ourselves liberals, progressives, democrats, independents, or fed-up Republicans the single most important issue, on the top of everyones agenda must be getting Barack Obama elected president, with a strong House of Representatives and even a more beefed up Senate.

I saw a New York Times map that showed Washington state as leaning Obama. I'm not comfortable with that. It's very important that all Democrats and others, leaning our way, get their ballots filled out and mailed in on time. Chris Gregoire needs our help, too.

Spokane has the highest incidence of MS in the nation. Rossi would bring disaster to this group, of which my wife and I are members, along with the rest of the disabled community. In fact, he would bring harm to the whole health care industry in Spokane, which is a major employer here.

I'm sure you have many of your own reasons why a GOP win would bring nothing but bad news. That's why I'm asking you to please join us in volunteering, during these last important days. It's been a wonderful experience for my wife and I and a great opportunity to be part of history being made for the good, one that might not happen if we don't all pitch in.

National Security Press Conference

Barack Obama on his Economic Rescue Plan for the Middle Class


My Democratic National Convention speeches links...

John McCain’s 44 Flip-Flops

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gov. Chris Gregoire is best For Washington & here in Spokane

Go With Gregoire

Chris Gregoire's Primary Night Victory Speech

Gov. Chris Gregoire is the right person for Washington State. Every issue of importance to all citizens of this state is best handled by her. As a disabled person her opponent and Bush-like Republican Rossi would be a disaster for all of us in this group. Not only would he hurt the disabled community he would be a catastrophe for the health of the states children and their education.

Candidates differ on kids' coverage
Rossi cut health care for children; Gregoire added to insured

The deregulate and privatize attitude of the current GOP, which Rossi is in proud agreement would hurt our state just as it has the country. We don't need any more of that.

Gov. Chris Gregoire talks to Democrats

America is moving toward hope and change with a President Obama. Rossi would fight him every chance he could which would hurt our state, causing us to miss out on the historic advancements on the way.

Who would be a 'greener' governor?
A look at the differences between Gregoire, Rossi on environmental issues

Our current good Gov. Gregoire would be in the best position to see that our state moves ahead during these trying, yet exciting times ahead.

Washington State Governor Endorses Obama

It's imperative that Christine Gregoire be re-elected governor for the continued health and well being of Washington State.

Watch the Governors debate in Spokane.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Since when has lying, greed and hate become GOP family values.

We've constantly been lectured by the conservatives, that integrity matters. There has always been a ruckus din from the hypocritical religious right, who evidently believe all things corrupt are okay in order to advance their seriously twisted heretical view, on what the Kingdom of Christ should be (Lying for Jesus). They are all firm believers in Satan, who they will tell you is the father of lies. Why they don't see the connection is just one of the many baffling things they do. I'm firmly convinced the one issue voters of this group would gladly vote for the devil himself if he stood on a plank against abortion.

This interview of the Obama family, which I think was originally just a tad bit embarrassing to Barack, has been a gem in showing what real family values are.

Obama family goes Unplugged on Access Hollywood!

Senator Obama's Barber Shop

When I see Barack Obama I see a very intellegent man, grounded in his family, that truely has the best interest of the nation at heart, with the ability to analyze the situation while taking in the best of the knowledgeable around him.

Palin appointed friends and donors to key posts in Alaska, records show

Palin Clothes Spending Has Republicans Disgusted

Cindy McCain's $300,000 Outfit

A Week In John McCain's Shoes — His $520 Ferragamo Loafers, That Is

The whole idea of some of us being more equal than others or the worse position, also embraced by the right, that many of us, who don't succumb to their warped ideology and fears, aren't real Americans and are the enemy within is dangerously threatening to our nation. Fear and suspicion of anyone not like them has been catastrophic in every country it has existed in and is equally cataclysmic here. For the party that claims to be the 'America-first crowd' this is an extremely irresponsible tactic to the well being of the ideals of the country they only seem to love. This is one reason why so many proud, prominent Republicans have abandoned the McPalin campaign.

'B'-grade hoax reveals the GOP's inner race-baiter

Report: McCain camp hyped attack tale before truth emerged

Ohio sec. of state hit by death threats, cyberattacks

McCarthy's back: Bachmann on Hardball

I know I've repeated this sentence many times. I like it...&... it's hear it is again...

Bravado driven nationalism that disguises hate in an illusion of the defense of mom and apple pie does not improve its immorality.

McCain: Washington D.C. and NYC = Fake America

Michele Bachmann: "Not All Cultures Are Equal" (VIDEO)

Racism continues at Palin Rally in Las Vegas

Sadly, I have a variety of examples of fear, ignorance and hate expressed by the Mccain/Palin faithful, in the last few posts, which force images of past violence against those who only wanted to be equal.

Obama suspends campaign to visit sick grandmother in Hawaii

Throughout history, western and eastern, a son, whether friend or foe, going back to be with his ailing parent or grandparent has always been a chereished and sacred journey deserving of respect and honor. A time honored practice that has never been ridiculed even among the most vilest of enemies.

But, enter the blind fools of the modern conservative wing of the GOP...

This is the kind of thing you just don't do. It's embarrassingly shameful. If your brazen enough to do it at all, it would be kept in dark corners and shadows of the contemptible souls who share such evil wonderings.

Olberman and Seder amazed that GOP Strategist Attacks Obama on Grandmother Visit

I think we need the serious probing intellect of Jon that I mean a laugh or a smile. Like everyone else I'm anxious over the election. How many days - weeks past 4 Nov. 08 will it be before the election is over? I want it to be over that night.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

al Qaeda's love affair with Bush/McPalin and other horror stories

If Obama can be called a terrorist, by the hateful of the McPalin campaign, because he had a casual neighbors meeting with some old guy who was involved in some bad things when Barack was eight years old, what can be said about McCain recieving the endorsement of al Qaeda?

Al-Qaeda Supporters Endorse McCain

McCain Camp: When Terrorist Endorses Obama, It’s For Real; When One Endorses McCain, It’s A Head Fake

War crimes were committed. Bush policies of rendition, torture, indiscriminate use of weapons improper among civilian populations, seriously overused troops in a deadly supercharged environment, profiteering, and negligent planning wrapped up in a refusal to admit any mistakes, have made Bush Neoconservative’s opponents of peace toward the US, Iraq and the people of the region if the instability spreads.

Those in charge are to blame for this mess because they’re the ones that put the horror in motion. Neocon policies have become the best recruiting tools for Al Qaeda and like-minded groups. Money has been wasted, misused and stolen causing us to rely on China and other nations to finance our illegitimate occupation while keeping the lifestyles of the powerful undisturbed. They’ve left the brunt of domestic sacrifice for this war of lies to be carried by the military families with little support from the Republican chicken hawks who so frequently love to envelop themselves with flags, yellow ribbons and military paraphernalia.

If anything 'ole 100 years war, don't talk to anybody' McCain, will make everything worse.

We haven't had any Mid Eastern terrorist attacks since 9-11, not only because of good law enforcement, but, because al Qaeda doesn't want to upset the apple cart provided so generously by Bush/Cheney. It only makes sense that they would bet that McPalin would keep the gravy train rolling.

The Bush/Cheney Neocons screwed the Afghanistan people and our troops, who were fighting the terrorists who really did attack our country on 9/11, by running away from the ‘war on terror’ hijacking it for neoconservative desires. Iraq is a drain on our resources, both military and financial.

As a consequence Al Qaeda has grown in strength, membership, and territory. The Taliban is regaining strength in Afghanistan. Osama Bin Laden is still free, and in charge of Al Qaeda, which is gaining strength and free reign in western Pakistan. So now, along the Afghanistan and Pakistan border, where we should have had a strong presence for several years, the training camps are back in business. It was from just such a training camp, from the same region, the attacks against us were planned and launched.

We can’t do anything substantial to curtail their growth because we are bogged down in Iraq, while seriously running down the morale and readiness of our military and the economic stability of our nation. This is what has left our national interests vulnerable both at home and abroad. That is what Al Qaeda finds joy in.

McCain and the whole political right have a long history of embracing and being embraced by right-dictators.

McCain's Private Visit With Chilean Dictator Pinochet Revealed For First Time

Paul Weyrich - "I don't want everybody to vote" (Goo Goo)



McPalin campaign puts away flag - disrespectfully

Palin has no idea what the Vice President does. Well, she has no idea of what the constitution says about this job, which has been regarded by many as a lonely trudge to nowhere. Are the fascist-leaning scoundrels, who have her ear, putting ideas of a future grab for more influence and control.

Every one must vote to drown the cheaters with our numbers.

Countdown on the embarassment that is Sahra Palin...

Matthews on the embarrassment and mind numbing spin for the voluntarily ignorant...

Constitution of the United States
Article I: The Legislative Branch
Section 3
Clause 4:
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

Is Posse Comitatus Dead?
an interview by Amy Goodman

Posse comitatus has been damaged considerably by the 109th Congress by sneaking in a provision for the president to be able to use the military as a police force.

To quote the New York Times, “Beyond cases of actual insurrection, the president may now use military troops as a domestic police force in response to a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, terrorist attack or to any “other condition.”

This is another power grab by the Bush administration and giant step forward to total control by the executive branch.

The New York Times
Making Martial Law Easier
path to dictatorship

police state

nation of laws; not men

Naomi Wolf: "The end of America" an interview by Amy Goodman

preemptive attack on thought !?!

A great 100,000 strong, turn-out from the people at home.

Even though it seems our family has set down roots in the Inland Northwest, I will always consider the St. Louis metropolitan area as home, where my wife and I grew up on the Illinois side. During the first years of our marriage we both worked downtown for a while. The building in the background is the Old Courthouse. There's a park across the street from it where we used to meet for lunch on nice days. I'm proud of the excitement and support this old familiar place is showing for Barack Obama.

Obama in St. Louis on McCain's Tax Plan

Obama-Biden Tax Calculator

Bernanke Endorses Obama
Barack in St. Louis: "Wow"

Barack at St. Louis Mo Arch rally

Obama makes calls to voters in Missouri

Obama Biden 08

Fight the Smears

Obama Biden 08 issues

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rush Limbaugh & the elephant droppings wing of the GOP Ad on Rush Limbaugh

Supporting the misguided Bush Administration has nothing to do with supporting the troops. The Republican party, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of right-wing hate radio have made it very plain to every person that has served in the military, is currently serving in the military or ever will serve in the military that no act of heroism for your country or act of heroism for your home or act of heroism for your brothers and sisters in arms is worth ‘a hill of beans’ unless you submit to a particular agenda masquerading as conservative Republican.

Even the soldier who falls on the grenade is un-American if he’s found out to be a suspected liberal. After all if he’s a Democrat it must have been some cowardly liberal plot that led that person to commit assisted suicide rather than the selfless act of heroism everyone else sees as truth.

Phony Lies From Rush Limbaugh

The sad thing is, the GOP along with Rush and company have made very clear to any soldiers, airman, seaman, or marines that may have been tempted to tell the American people the truth, whether it’s about the war, lack of proper military equipment, or their own mistreatment through sub-par states-side medical treatment, to keep they’re mouths shut except when regurgitating the Neoconservative talking points because they’re testimony is worthless and threatening to the Bush administrations public image.

Rush Limbaugh on Powell Endorsement of Obama

Many people refer to Rush as a 'pig' among far less flattering and more accurate descriptions. I've liked talk radio a long time. I would imagine I've heard his first show, if not his first at least in the first week. Back then he enjoyed making fun of and belittling the homeless. He's only gotten worse with success. I do believe he's a 'pig' along with the others of his ilk.

Rush Limbaugh - Darfur is About The Black Vote

Rush Limbaugh: Barack the magic Negro

Much of our military come from the minority community. They have strong regulations on how matters of race and sex are to be respected. Limbaugh violates all of these. He has demonstrated many times that he has no business on Armed Forces Radio.

Al Franken: Where Rush Limbaugh's Facts Come From