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Barry loves me, this I know

A lot of folks are comparing the following pro-Obama video which has been circulating around YOUTube to the Hitler Youth propaganda from WWII. It reminds me more of a children’s Sunday school class — with a different Savior of course. Either way it’s damn creepy.



Friday Special Feature
June 20, 08, 4:06 pm
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Alright I must confess there are certain days when I need a break from politics. This is one of those days. Please accept my apologies and enjoy this thought-provoking nature video called “Spiders on Drugs“:



Dems da rules, Harriet

A great rant from a Clinton supporter named Harriet Christian has surfaced on YouTube. Irate because the Democratic rules committee refused to count the Michigan primary results, this woman launches into quite an impressive tirade complaining that Hillary is being pushed out of the race because she is a white woman and referring to Obama as an “inadequate black male”.

Your peeps are doing you proud, Hillary:



Prejudice from the pulpit… again

Open your Bibles, please, to the second chapter of the Lamentations of Barack. It appears that Senator Obama has another unholy mess on his hands. This time from a Catholic priest who was a guest this past Sunday at the candidate’s church. From FOXNews:

Another Chicago minister is causing headaches for Barack Obama after he told the congregation at the Democratic candidate’s church on Sunday that Hillary Clinton felt entitled to the presidency because she’s white.

Michael Pfleger, a Catholic priest, issued a formal apology for his sermon Thursday after Obama put out a statement saying he was “deeply disappointed” by Pfleger’s remarks at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

“I regret the words I chose on Sunday. These words are inconsistent with Senator Obama’s life and message, and I am deeply sorry if they offended Senator Clinton or anyone else who saw them,” said Pfleger.

In it, Pfleger, who is white, mocked Clinton for getting choked up on camera before the New Hampshire primary in January.

Okay… now some excerpts from the actual sermon. Remember this is a white Catholic priest:

“When Hillary was crying … I really don’t believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always thought ‘This is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m white. And this is mine’,” he said, shouting at times. “Then out of nowhere came, ‘Hey I’m Barack Obama’. And she said, ‘Oh damn! Where did you come from? I’m white! I’m entitled! There’s a black man stealing my show’!”

After that, he simulated Clinton crying and then said: “She wasn’t the only one crying. There was a whole lot of white people crying … I’m sorry. I don’t wanna get you in any more trouble. The live streaming just went out again.”

He also said at one point, “America has been raping people of color and America has to pay the price for the rape. “

So what’s the big deal as far as Obama is concerned? After all, he doesn’t have close ties to Pfleger the way he did to Jeremiah Wright…… RIGHT?

Well.. actually……

Pfleger is not a member of Obama’s church, but Trinity United confirmed he was a guest at the church Sunday.

Pfleger’s support of Obama is well known in Chicago; an Obama aide confirmed that Pfleger contributed to Obama’s state Senate campaign during his years in the Illinois legislature.

The aide told FOX News that when Obama was a state senator in 2000, he secured a $100,000 earmark for the ARK Community Center, a center attached to Pfleger’s St. Sabina church. The aide said the initiative was awarded to help keep at risk kids off the streets by giving them a place to play.

Pfleger was also once a member of the Catholics for Obama Committee, which is a voluntary advisory committee to the Obama campaign, the aide said. But the aide said Pfleger decided to step down a few weeks ago from this committee, though the campaign did not request the resignation.

So even though Pfleger is not quite as cozy with Obama as was Rev. Wright, his righteous fingerprints can still be seen all over the Senator’s career.

In addition to the disturbing pattern we see emerging here, we also get a revealing glimpse into Obama’s overall campaign strategy on race. We suddenly realize that the reason Obama has always “officially” taken the high road on racial issues is not because of some inherent color-blind integrity he possessed. Rather he never brought it up simply because HE didn’t have to. Why play the race card when others can do it FOR you? Can I hear an AMEN?

Here is the YouTube clip of a very full of himself Pfleger going at it…



A Stone’s throw to idiocy

Sharon Stone has raised the ire of the Chinese with her recent remarks about the region’s deadly earthquake which at last count has taken the lives of over 60,000 people. The actress — best known for another disaster called Basic Instinct 2 — was speaking to reporters on the red carpet at Cannes last week:

Asked if she had heard about the situation in China, Stone replied: “Of course. You know, it was very interesting because at first I am not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans, because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else, and so I have been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that because I don’t like that.

“Then I have been concerned about, oh, how shall we deal with the Olympics? Because they are not being nice to the Dalai Lama, who is a good friend of mine.

And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened and I thought, ‘Is that karma, when you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?‘”

Stone, 50, said her attitude softened after she received a letter from a Tibetan charity which planned to launch a relief programme for victims of the earthquake.

“They wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me cry,” she said. “It was a big lesson to me that sometimes you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even to people who aren’t nice to you.”

Looks like we can finally put that long-running Mensa rumor to rest.

So it actually took a letter from a Tibetan charity to help Stone realize that tens of thousands of Chinese citizens didn’t deserve to die? At least Pat Robertson can blame it on senility when he makes these kinds of remarks. What’s your excuse, Sharon? Botox leakage to the cerebral cortex, perhaps?

Actually, the comparison to Pat is an interesting one. Replace “karma” with “God’s wrath” and you really DO have a classic Robertson gaffe. Can you imagine the spasms the press would be having if the televangelist had made these same remarks? Sure, Sharon is getting some bad press over this but nothing compared to the Cat O’ Nine Tails lashing old Pat would be getting.

But you’re not getting the full effect unless you are watching interview itself. Note the air of authority Stone projects as she blathers on about a subject in which she is completely clueless. Here is the YouTube video:



Hillary’s death wish… for Obama

You may recall a previous post where I jokingly warned Barack Obama about the life-threatening risk he would be taking if he decided to choose Hillary as his running mate. Actually I was only half-joking. As we can see from recent comments Senator Clinton made to the editorial board of South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the thought of Obama being assassinated HAS crossed the woman’s mind. In fact, the future possibility of a bumped-off Barack appears to be one of the beacons of hope that keeps her in the race.

Check out this unnerving clip in which she callously likens Obama to the late Robert Kennedy:

And this wasn’t just an off-the-cuff remark. Hillary expressed the same gruesome sentiments to TIME Magazine on March 6 of this year:

TIME: Can you envision a point at which–if the race stays this close–Democratic Party elders would step in and say, “This is now hurting the party and whoever will be the nominee in the fall”?
CLINTON: No, I really can’t. I think people have short memories. Primary contests used to last a lot longer. We all remember the great tragedy of Bobby Kennedy being assassinated in June in L.A. My husband didn’t wrap up the nomination in 1992 until June. Having a primary contest go through June is nothing particularly unusual.

So obviously Hillary has thought about this scenario… a lot. As we begin to cut through Senator Clinton’s condescending saccharin-laced persona and delve into the darker fantasies of this obsessively ambitious politician, the picture is… ahem… not a pretty one.

On second thought, Barack, don’t wait until the campaign is over — hire that food-taster NOW.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama



The Untouchables

Michelle Obama

Sen. Barack Obama is apparently hopping mad at a YouTube video targeting his wife which was posted by Tennessee’s Rebublican Party last week:

Obama, his party’s presidential front-runner, and his wife, Michelle, were asked in an interview aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about an online video last week by the state’s GOP taking her to task for a comment some considered unpatriotic.

“The GOP, should I be the nominee, can say whatever they want to say about me, my track record,” Obama said. “If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family.”

He called the strategy “low class.”

Stand-up kinda guy aren’t you Barack? So what about the video in question?

The video, posted on YouTube, centered on remarks Michelle Obama made while campaigning in Wisconsin last February, when she said: “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country.”

Michelle’s valiant knight angrily rose to her defense:

“Whoever is in charge of the Tennessee GOP needs to think long and hard about the kind of campaign they want to run, and I think that’s true for everybody, Democrat or Republican,” Obama said in the ABC interview, adding: “These folks should lay off my wife.”

Excuse me Senator Obama, but is this the same woman who one year ago reduced her professional responsibilities by 80% so that she could actively campaign for you? Is this the same woman who, according to the Wall Street Journal, recently “appeared at 33 events in eight straight days” and furthermore has earned the nickname of “the closer” because “she often pushes harder to seal the deal with voters” than you do? Sorry, Obama-boy, you can’t have it both ways. She’s fair game.

Same thing holds true for Chelsea Clinton, who gets paraded around to appear and speak at her mom’s campaign stops, yet acts taken-aback whenever a reporter dares to approach her, snobbily berating them and then walking off. She even snubbed a 9-year old kid, for God’s sake. So what happens when the press starts getting a little too close to Bill and Hill’s poor innocent little 28-year old daughter? Mommy pulls out her claws, of course.

You’re either in or you’re out, people. If you’re going to display yourself proudly on the front lines of a campaign battle, don’t be surprised when a few arrows come whistling your way.