Monday, September 29, 2008

BREAKING: House Bailout Bill Fails (Epic)

Just coming across the wires:

"WASHINGTON - The House has defeated the $700 billion bail-out legislation for the financial industry.
More than enough members of the House had cast votes to defeat the Bush administration-pushed bill, but the vote was held open for a while, apparently as efforts were under way to persuade people to change their vote.
On Wall Street, stocks plummeted as investors followed the developments in Congress."

The Democrats have failed again, living up to the growing "Worst Congress Ever" mantra. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are two of the most pathetic political failures this nation has seen in quite some time.  Pelosi had 94 of her colleagues voting against the measure in the House of Representatives.  Perhaps this is what the Democrats get for attempting to bloat this measure with insane provisions, such as covering car loans, and trying to funnel money to ACORN last week.  

This bill was a leech.  The Democrats kept trying to fill their bowls with money for ACORN, car loans, other junk motions, and the "Purpose" provision in the bill read as "ensuring the economic well-being for all Americans" (paraphrase); A.K.A, socialism.  It also encouraged the exact same sort of habitual lending practices that got us here in the first place.  The Democrats were never the solution, and they have ALWAYS been the problem.  Their bill failed.  They are failures, and hopefully the American people will now see it.

It is time for John McCain to come out with his six-shooter.  No holds barred, no fear, suppressive fire.  He must, in meticulous fashion, explain to the American people who was responsible for this bloody mess.  He must lay out how Barney Frank, Jamie Gorelick, and others caused this economic bloodshed through their bed sharing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and their forcing of banks to lend to those unqualified.  Enough with the populist, "greed on the street" argument.  Get to the crux of the situation.  Time is of the essence.

And there isn't much left.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Erosion of Speech:

Michelle Malkin has done a wonderful job of cataloging the intimidation tactics used over at the Obama camp.  This most recent instance is nothing new. The Obama campaign has a history of using thug tactics to shut their opponents up.

Case in point:
Here, Breitbart news covered last month the ongoing issue of Barack Obama's campaign imploring the Department of Justice to investigate stations and their managers that decided to run ads connecting Obama to various radicals, such as William Ayers.  

And I quote:
"Obama not only aired a response ad to the spot linking him to William Ayers, but he sought to block stations airing the commercial by warning station managers and asking the Justice Department to intervene. The campaign also planned to compel advertisers to pressure stations that continue to air the anti-Obama commercial."

We all know the narrative by now.  Free speech is reserved for liberals and other sixties radicals.  Not for the backward, hick conservatives "moose-killers" as Obama puts it, who kiss their siblings.  

In the last few months, various left wing netroots groups have been targeting Republican donors and threatening them with pursuant legal action.  The NYT reported:

"The warning letter is intended as a first step, alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a variety of potential dangers, including legal trouble, public exposure and watchdog groups digging through their lives."

By reading into the Obama campaign's record of attempting to utterly squelch freedom of speech, it seems that the possibility of Obama instituting the Fairness Doctrine and eliminating talk radio upon presidency is real.

You see, big government liberals do NOT like competition. This is why they want to eliminate homeschooling, private school vouchers, and media outlets that don't tote their line. The government hates competition. This is why they want to control everything. Why would you think Barack Obama, one of the most far left Senators this nation has ever seen, would be any different?

Welcome to liberalism.

My friends (McCain, anyone?), I am pleading with you to consider the ridiculousness of your choice for president. The government is NOT better at spending your money than you are. You should NOT be reliant on subpar government healthcare service, and other promises that fail to deliver.  You are capable of making the right choices for yourself, and should NOT have the government penalize you for making the right choices, while the government bails out people who don't.

The government is not your savior, and the government is not your keeper. You are your brother's keeper, and you are your sister's keeper, as Barack Obama has reiterated.  The difference between conservatives and liberals is that we believe we are our brother's and sister's keeper without compulsion. You should have the free will to be charitable, and no government bureaucrat should force you to be generous and magnanimous through taxes. 

The government should not be anyone's keeper. You are your own. If you vote for Barack Obama, you are voting for bigger government, the erosion of speech, higher taxes, the very foreign policy that handed us September 11th, and the continuation of the very economic policies that have led us to this bloody mess.

The emperor has no clothes, and Barack Obama has no change.

Friends of Angelo:

Hot Air has a great round up of the details surrounding the corruption of Barney Frank, Jamie Gorelick, and other Democrat politicians. It covers the relationship between these corruptoCrats and their friend Angelo Mozilo of Countrywide Financial.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Even Slick Willy Knows McCain isn't Afraid

It is telling that all the people around Obama, the people who are supposed to be his right-hand men, can't help but divulge their respect - maybe admiration?- for John McCain. Even they can't stomach the character assassination that the Obama campaign tries so hard to commit, but cannot because of John McCain's indelibly clean and honorable record.

Here is BJ Clinton coming to the defense of John McCain, telling his media cronies, 'hey guys, let's hold on for a sec. John McCain isn't afraid.'

If Biden and Willy clash with Obama, is there any chance that the rest of us will not?

Bill Clinton: Don't 'overly parse' McCain request to delay debate'

Palin 'Don't Care Too Much What They Do With Jews and Blacks'

You might be thinking that this nauseating and entirely untrue statement was utterred by one of America's notorious race hustlers, such as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the newest edition, Jeremiah Wright. We expect nothing better from these lowlifes.

On the other hand, we do expect much more from our elected officials, in particular, those who serve on the national scene. For those who are familiar with the tactics of the American left, you might not be that surprised to find out that the person who said that Sarah Palin 'Don't care too much what they do with jews and blacks,' was actually Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida.

This is the level to which the left stoops on a daily basis. They scream of bigotry and hatred emanating from the right side of the aisle, but in fact, it is they who propagate the base and disgusting notions of racism. They are the ones who divide our country by making such irresponsible and fallacious claims like this, with no grounding at all, for purely political gain. For, Congressman Hastings and the audience he spoke to can't actually believe this dribble.

And what do conservatives do about this? Absolutely nothing. They don't even entertain such folly because while the kiddies are out egging each other on, the adults are at work moving this country. While the demagogues are out inciting hatred and fear without just cause, the statesmen are in Washington focusing on our current and future problems.

Can you imagine what would happen if anyone from the right said something so outrageous as what Congressman Hastings has said? If John McCain or any other Republican came anywhere near making a statement so blatantly untrue, particularly about race, he'd be crucified by the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the rest of that obnoxious ilk. A double-standard indeed.

Lest you be duped into thinking the Democrats offer anything positive to this country, look at Congressman Hastings as an augur of things to come if you vote for B. Hussein Obama on November 4.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BREAKING: McCain Suspends Campaign

The McCain camp has announced that it will be suspending it's campaign and delaying the first debate that was originally set for September 26th to return to D.C. to "work" on the current economic situation.

Interesting move. It is similar to the move he pulled with his announcement of Sarah Palin. It took the spotlight off of the One and put it squarely on McCain. Updates forthcoming...

Update at Breibart:

"In a statement, McCain says he will stop campaigning after addressing former President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems. McCain also said he wants President Bush to convene a leadership meeting in Washington. Both he and Obama would attend the session."

Thursday, September 18, 2008


How "progressive."

"She insisted there was "nothing wrong" with people being helped to die for the sake of their loved ones or society. The 84-year-old added that she hoped people will soon be "licensed to put others down" if they are unable to look after themselves."

Be it intended or unintended, the above story is yet another example of the consequences of socialized medicine. We have seen it before. We've seen the push to have smokers be prevented from medical care in Britain. Now, we are seeing a push by some to have others "put down" to prevent them from being a burden on National Health Services.

"Singer's response came to Dublin reader Karen Meade's question: 'Would you kill a disabled baby? Yes, if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole. Many people find this shocking, yet they support a woman's right to have an abortion,' he said."

We can also see this intense disrespect for life in Barack Obama's opposition to bills that would protect babies from being left to lay and die after their birth. Herein lies the deception that the left perpetrates everyday. Often the liberals tell us that they are the bastion of equal opportunity; that they are the arbiters of equivalence for all peoples.

Wrong. Equality is reserved for the few. The elderly, the sick, the smokers, and the disabled (90% of Down Syndrome babies are aborted) have no equality in this modern "Aryan race," so to speak. The similarities between modern, leftist eugenics and Hitler's purification plan are quite alarming when all is considered.

It is a common theme in the behavior of the left. Freedom of speech is reserved for liberals. Conservatives do not, and in their minds, should not enjoy any freedom of speech.
In their hearts of hearts, liberals do not seriously entertain this notion of equality of all people. This is becoming abundantly clear.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

President: Commander in Chief, Not Commander of the Economy

Walter Williams, one of the country's finest economists and public intellectuals, says it so clearly here: The President is not master of the Economy! In reality, Williams needn't have said this. It's in the Constitution. Or rather, it's not there. No mention of the economy that is. No where in that hallowed document is there any power given to the president to create jobs, provide housing, healthcare, change interest rates, do any kind spending or levy any kind of tax. So why so much fuss about how the president needs to 'fix' our ailing economy?

Tell um Walt!

News Wrap Up : 9/16/08

Barbara Stress-Band

Drudge is flashing that Barbara Stress-band will be holding a fundraiser for Barack Obama in Beverly Hills, with tickets going for 28 grand. Snobbery at its best, my friends.

HotAir: Ed Morrissey

Ed Morrissey over at HotAir has done some fine reporting work in regards to the credit crisis that our nation is currently facing. it turns out that five years ago, the Bush administration attempted to institute regulations in the lending industry. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac eventually accepted the push, but Democrats, and more specifically Barney Frank, infamous for his involvement with a prostitution ring (Democratic "accountability"), blocked the measure, preventing it from succeeding.

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The left will blame capitalism for this debacle. Perhaps this should be a bit worrisome to free-marketeers, as some voters might be persuaded by such stupidity and madness into voting Obama in November.

In other news, the left is going after Sarah Palin for having a tanning bed installed at the governor's mansion in Alaska. However, as usual, the devil is in the details. Sarah Palin paid for that bed out of her own pocket. The stench of desperation is reeking from the leftists in the media, academia, and the Obama campaign. However, the McCain camp must not even acknowledge these attacks, and continue forward with a comparative message, contrasting the records of the McCain/Palin ticket and the Obama/Biden ticket. Their records speak for themselves.

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According to Rasmussen, a trusted and reliable polling institution, Barack Obama is experiencing a shrinking lead in eastern seaboard states such as New Jersey and New York. As a New York-based publication, the Stony Brook Patriot is quite befuddled as to how in the world Obama could be losing his lead in some of the true-blue states of the electoral battlefield. What a turn of events! This is great news for McCain, as Obama will now have to focus more campaigning in those states as they fall into the fold of risk. This extra campaigning, along with the tactical mistake of accepting private funds, might prove to be quite a hindrance for Obama come October. The Obama campaign must work extra hard to earn funds and campaign cash, while the McCain camp is happy as a clam with their public funding, and not having to work for it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Two SEALs Die on 9/11/2008


""Seven years ago this week, terrorists attacked our nation. SOCS Marcum and SOC Freiwald willing placed themselves in harms way to prosecute our enemies to the farthest corners of the earth," said Rear Admiral Ed Winters, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command. "We owe them and their families an eternal debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made. Their unwavering courage and commitment to protecting our nation will never be forgotten."

There is nothing more to add. We at the Stony Brook Patriot are in eternal gratitude for the actions of these two men. We are debtors to their sacrifices, and will be unable to live up to the sort of honor, courage, and self-sacrificing commitment that these two warriors lived by.

Rest in Peace, SOCS Marcum and SOC Freiwald. We hope you are resting in the sun somewhere out there.

"Retarded Republican Babies for Palin!"

What else is there to say? This should not be a surprise to conservatives, as we constantly have to deal with these sorts of pathetic smears from the left, despite our civilized manner of political discourse.

The Strategy to Win:

Since the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain's vice-presidential choice for the 2008 election, there has been a Palin-mania across the country, and a Palin Derangement Syndrome brewing in the media and in leftist circles and think tanks (the jury remains out on the whole "think" part of that phrase). Conservatives of all stripes have seen an ignition of excitement in political activism in the last two weeks. Those who once held defeatist attitudes and silently wept to themselves to the seemingly inevitable Barack Obama presidency have had their hopes inflated, their wishes and prayers now answered. Sarah Palin has injected a healthy dose of enthusiasm and strength into the conservative base. The conservative base is now united around a single ticket, unlike the Democrats who, with a bright smiling face, tell us everything is alright, and that the party is united, even though the turmoil runs deep within their ranks. This is a clear advantage for the Republican party.

The McCain campaign must not squander this enthusiasm and unity advantage over the Democrats. Unfortunately, as of late, the McCain camp has put out ads and statements complaining about the media's sexist treatment of Sarah Palin, and the age discrimination from Democrats directed at John McCain. Of course these allegations are completely well-founded and completely true. However, this should not be a campaign mantra of the McCain camp. They must ignore these attacks and smears, and end the whining about sexism and "ageism." They must step above the atmosphere of desperation that emits from the Obama campaign, and focus on the stark contrasts between the two tickets.

The RNC and the McCain camp must begin focusing on the stories between Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin. They have to draw contrasts between Sarah Palin's rise to power through clearing Alaska of corruption and Barack Obama's rise to power by riding the corrupt waves of the Chicago political machine. The McCain camp must draw the comparison between Joe Biden's years of being in bed with lobbyists, his obsession with earmarks, and McCain's long-standing campaign against wasteful government spending and earmark reform.

In sum, the McCain camp must get to specifics. The POW story, the jet on E-bay, those are all good things, but the American people want to see the entire picture. Draw the contrasts. Draw the lines in the sands. Use the records of your candidates, because they far out-shine the records of your opponents. If they do not do these things properly, it is possible the McCain camp will suffer an unsavory conclusion in this year's election.

The RNC and McCain camp must get down to the nitty gritty specifics of these two presidential tickets. If not, all the banners, the fliers, the tears, the energy, the convention bounces, rallies, all of it, all of it will be for nothing.

John McCain, Sarah Palin:
You both have incredible records. Use them.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Nightmare: Pamela Anderson Not Voting for Palin,2933,421475,00.html

That's it. Pack everything up. Go home. Obama has this election by the family jewels. It is over, and there is no use fighting the inevitable.

"She can suck it." Such grace and eloquence coming from such a high quality political commentator.


I blame the silicone.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Wrong Road

Every year just gets worse. The further we get from September 11th, the more numb people seem to feel. I suppose this is to be expected.

However, we've been running down the wrong road for seven long years. We've come to the point where only a tiny minority put Islamic terrorism on their list of electoral priorities. We've come to a point where we cannot finish building a memorial center at Ground Zero because of a small group of multiculturalist extremists. We have become so lethargic, so lazy, so forgetful, I sometimes wonder if the only thing that will wake us up is another September 11th. The thought is totally unpalatable.

We've come to the point where we are recorded everyday. There are 500,000 CCTV's in England. Instead of focusing on the correct demographic of people, we have pointed the finger at ourselves, and our privacy is paying the price for it. This politically correct climate has had us stand accused for the last seven years, because we lack the wherewithal to blame the right people. We blame ourselves, and we fool ourselves into thinking that terrorism can simply come from anywhere.

We are wrong, and we've been running down the wrong road. The jihadists have continued paving their bloodstained road many times over across the globe. People have died at the hands of the Islamists in Iraq, Afghanistan, Britain, Spain, Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, Russia, Sweden, Morocco, Algeria, Ethiopia, Somalia, and so many other places. We ignore this. We forget this, and simply, many of us don't care.

We must continually have in our hearts and minds the 2,974 people that were slaughtered in a most brutally way possible. The savages on that day forced our compatriots to jump from 100 stories, or suffer a fiery death. Unfortunately, the far-left, the communists, the socialists, and others have torn us apart, piece by piece, thread by thread since that day. They have divided us with their blame-America-first rhetoric. Their myths have penetrated the psyche of the American people. Their self-hatred has metastasized into widespread thought. "Our fault. Our foreign policy."

I distance myself from that ridiculous train of thought. While some of our far-left citizens prefer to blame the United States on what happened on 9/11, citing supposed foreign policy offences, I subscribe to a different point of view. This view is that America has been a generous nation, surrendering the lives of its young men and women for the freedom and emancipation of millions across the globe, from the beaches of Normandy to the sands of al-Najaf.

I subscribe to the view that in the years leading up to 9/11, we stood on hard ground defending Muslim populations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Somalia, and the Balkans, only to be on the receiving end of four commercial jetliners and the madness that ensued. But this sort of common sense no longer penetrates the minds of so many self-effacing Americans. Thus we lose ground in our battle.

You see, this is not just a war of bombs, Kalishnakovs, and various methods of bringing death. This is a war of ideas, between the tolerance and freedom of Western Judeo-Christian society, and the pitfalls, hatred, and domination of Islamic society. There is a war of ideas. There is a stealth jihad in our country. The speech censors at the Council on American Islamic Relations continually try to silence people saying these very words. Just words. They try to silence words through lawsuits and threats, accusations of racism and intimidation.

There is a war for your mind. Stand up for your own damn country and tell the nay-sayers to cease. While the jihadists swarm around us and gird us about, we must stand firm in the face of their hatred. While they murder people around the world, we must keep the enemy in our mind. We must appreciate the basis of our own nation, and end the ridiculous self hatred that is so pervasive amongst our people.

They are adapting, and moving with liquidity. While our borders sit wide open, and while we accept collective 9/11 Amnesia, they plan. They make ready the tools of warfare. They make ready the social tidal wave that they have already brought to Europe.

We sleep, but we must wake up. All the ceremonies, the memorials, and the crying is all nothing if we don't stand up and fight. We must fight for ourselves, our children that will be born in years that come quick, and for the very existence of our very way of life. It is under assault by an enemy that is not only numerous, but more determined than we are.

We can't forget. We can't stop, because we might be safe now, but "nothing gold can stay."

We might be safe, for now.

For now, we remember, if only for a day.