Obama reverses policy on using public funds


“This decision is hypocrisy at its worst and I’m bitterly angry about it,” said Craig Holman, head of campaign finance reform at Public Citizen, a consumer rights group, who had previously worked closely with Mr Obama on congressional ethics reform.

“The reasons Senator Obama has given are insincere. The system of public financing for general elections, as opposed to primary elections, is not broken. It works. The only reason he has done this is because he can raise more money than McCain.”

The McCain campaign, which some project could be outspent by a ratio of two to one, said: “Barack Obama has revealed himself to be just another typical politician who will do and say whatever is most expedient for Barack Obama. The true test of a candidate for president is whether he will stand on principle and keep his word to the American people. Barack Obama has failed that test.”

Critics pointed out that Mr Obama had failed to keep a promise he made several times in recent months to negotiate a “level playing field” with his Republican opponent: “If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly-financed general election,” he said last November.

Financial Times

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Al-Mahdi Army militias routed without a shot fired

They came at dawn, thousands of Iraqi troops and US special forces on a mission to reclaim a lawless city from the militias who ran it.

By the end of the day, al-Amarah was under Iraqi Government control – without a shot being fired.

The city had been taken over by the Shia al-Mahdi Army two years ago after British troops handed it to an ill-prepared Iraqi Army. “We can’t say al-Amarah was entirely bad, there are good people here, poor people. But the city was controlled by the al-Mahdi Army, and these people are all backed by Iran,” said Captain Hussein Ali of the Scorpion police brigade, one of the Iraqi units drafted in to take part in Operation Omen of Peace.

Yesterday the city’s streets – unpaved, dirt tracks between grubby, low brick houses – were crawling with Iraqi security forces. Soldiers searched houses as police manned checkpoints and Soviet-era tanks guarded bridges over the Tigris River.

More at The Times UK

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Culver aides: McCain ignored request to cancel Iowa visit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An aide to Gov. Chet Culver said Thursday that Republican presidential candidate John McCain ignored the governor’s request to cancel a campaign visit amid a massive flood recovery effort in the state.

Culver, who endorsed Obama well before the primary campaign with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton was settled, is expected to be one of Obama’s biggest supporters in Iowa during the general election.


Now let me guess…a typical Obama, supporter (like Iowa’s Gov. “Corn”) had McCain NOT visited would say…”see McCain doesn’t care”..BUT since McCain did show up, it will now be “McCain doesn’t listen”. Right Gov. “Corn”?

An aide to Gov. “Corn” said…”this is not about politics, it’s about Iowa” (paraphrasing). Anyone wanna bet?

Message to J.M. Nice try…and HA! Canadian officials say 6th floating foot a hoax

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – British Columbia’s coroner’s office called the discovery of a sixth floating foot a hoax, saying Thursday it was really an animal paw stuffed inside a running shoe.Initially, Wednesday’s discovery deepened a mystery surrounding the feet, all of which were recovered within the past year floating within a few miles of each other along island shorelines in the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver.

But the sixth find was determined a hoax after coroner’s officials determined that it was the skeletal remains of an animal’s foot.


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Does Obama know what he’s talking about?

Power Line


Speaking in unscripted environments on important issues, Barack Obama betrays a troubling lack of knowledge. He does not appear to know what he’s talking about. In his interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper earlier this week, for example, Obama advocated an approach to combating terrorism that is supposedly more attuned to legal issues than the Bush administration’s:

It is my firm belief that we can track terrorists, we can crack down on threats against the United States. But we can do so within the constraints of our Constitution. Let’s take the example of Guantanamo. What we know is that in previous terrorist attacks, for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated.

Andrew McCarthy (the lead prosecutor of the perpetrators of the 1993 WTC attack) comments:

This is a remarkably ignorant account of the American experience with jihadism. In point of fact, while the government managed to prosecute many people responsible for the 1993 WTC bombing, many also escaped prosecution because of the limits on civilian criminal prosecution. Some who contributed to the attack, like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, continued to operate freely because they were beyond the system’s capacity to apprehend. Abdul Rahman Yasin was released prematurely because there was not sufficient evidence to hold him — he fled to Iraq, where he was harbored for a decade (and has never been apprehended).

McCarthy discusses the subsequent terrorist attacks on Americans and American assets during the Clinton administration culminating in the 9/11 attack at the outset of the Bush administration. He notes the futility of the law enforcement approach to combating terrorism. But Obama’s comments fall short on additional factual grounds as well.


The convicted spiritual mentor of the 1993 WTC bombers is Omar Abdel-Rahman (“the blind sheikh”). According to Obama, the blind sheikh was “incapacitated” and therefore rendered harmless by his conviction and imprisonment. In fact, however, with the assistance of attorney Lynne Stewart, Abdel-Rahman continued to wage jihad from behind bars, issuing instructions to his followers in Egypt. Stewart has been convicted for the assistance she lent to Abdel-Rahman, but she remains at liberty. (I wrote about my own close encounter with Stewart while she was under indictment in “Face to face with Lynne Stewart.”)

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania last Saturday, Obama addressed the Supreme Court’s Boumediene decision granting Guantanamo detainees the right to challenge their confinement through habeas corpus proceedings in federal court. Obama asserted that the “principle of habeas corpus, that a state can’t just hold you for any reason without charging you and without giving you any kind of due process — that’s the essence of who we are.” He explained.

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Wronged By A Thong: Woman Sues Victoria’s Secret

“I was putting on my underwear from Victoria’s Secret, and the metal popped into my eye.”

Ummm, baby those things have elastic you know. By the looks of your knockers, I’d say you were trying to fit a size TWO, on a size SIXTEEN or higher, body.

Breitbart TV

HEY! Who said Asians and Blacks don’t get along?

Missed this one, yesterday…DAMN IT! McCain Calls for Ample Nuclear Reactor Construction

SPRINGFIELD, Mo — Sen. John McCain called Wednesday for the construction of 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 and pledged $2 billion a year in federal funds “to make clean coal a reality,” measures designed to reduce dependence on foreign oil.

In a second straight day of campaigning devoted to the energy issue, the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting also said the only time Democratic rival Barack Obama voted for a tax cut was for a “break for the oil companies.”

McCain said the 104 nuclear reactors currently operating around the country produce about 20 percent of the nation’s annual electricity needs.

“Every year, these reactors alone spare the atmosphere from the equivalent of nearly all auto emissions in America. Yet for all these benefits, we have not broken ground on a single nuclear plant in over thirty years,” he said. “And our manufacturing base to even construct these plants is almost gone.”

Even so, he said he would set the country on a course to build 45 new ones by 2030, with a longer-term goal of adding another 55 in the future.

the rest at Fox News

I’ve been remiss in the fact of posting a LOT of items on what WE know Hussein Obama WILL do, if elected versus John McCain attempts to do (Commucrat controlled Congress, you know), if elected.

Burger King Launches World’s Most Expensive Hamburger

The fine ingredients of what is called simply ‘The Burger’ include Wagyu beef, white truffles, Pata Negra ham slices, Cristal onion straws, Modena balsamic vinegar, lambs lettuce, pink Himalayan rock salt, organic white wine and shallot infused mayonnaise in an Iranian saffron and white truffle dusted bun.

All the proceeds from The Burger sales will go to the Help A London Child charity, which assists young people experiencing abuse, homelessness, disability, poverty and illness.

Fox News

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Drunk Physicists Write Equations All Over Passed-Out Colleague’s Face

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Cancer patient recovers after injection of immune cells. Please read this good news.


A cancer patient has made a full recovery after being injected with billions of his own immune cells in the first case of its kind, doctors have disclosed.

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    The 52-year-old, who was suffering from advanced skin cancer, was free from tumours within eight weeks of undergoing the procedure

  • After two years he is still free from the disease which had spread to his lymph nodes and one of his lungs.

    Doctors took cells from the man’s own defence system that were found to attack the cancer cells best, cloned them and injected back into his body, in a process known as “immunotherapy”. After two years he is still free from the disease which had spread to his lymph nodes and one of his lungs.

    Experts said that the case could mark a landmark in the treatment of cancer.

  • Telegraph UK



    An absolutely wonderful story. Let us all hope this treatment moves forward and has equally excellent results with others.

    So, as I was saying….I’ve been having trouble with my cable modem….AND

    5 days ago, set up an appointment for TOfuckingDAY. Gave Charter Communications BOTH of my phone numbers.

    Well, even though I confirmed the appointment on my cell fucking phone. Charter told me today, that THEY had tried to reach me (which they did on my cell phone) at the HOMEfuckingPhone number. Since they could NOT reach that number, Charter cancelled the appointment.

    The suggestion of the customer service rep, today was…”you may want to carry BOTH phones with you”.

    Please God…Have me in the bathroom, taking a good healthy SHIT, when Charter NON Communications calls again.

    Cop it, Yanks. Oz is the phattest nation on Earth!

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    U.S. Governors Divided About Lifting Offshore Drilling Ban

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — Governors in some coastal states promised to fight attempts to tap offshore petroleum reserves, citing concerns about the environment and tourism. Others agreed with President Bush’s call to lift a 27-year-old federal ban on offshore drilling but said states should decide whether to allow it.


    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday he opposes lifting the ban on new oil drilling in coastal waters.

    “We are in this situation because of our dependence on traditional petroleum-based oil,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement.

    I hear Anabolic Steroids have this lingering effect on people.

    Virginia and South Carolina have largely supported lifting the moratorium, as have the governors of Mississippi and Alaska. California is joined by North Carolina and New Jersey among the anti-drilling states.

    “States should be able to control their own destiny with what happens,” said Joel Sawyer, a spokesman for South Carolina Republican Gov. Mark Sanford.

    I do believe that our Constitution does say something about “State Rights”

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin supports allowing exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which Bush also proposed opening. Palin believes “the answers lie right here in Alaska” for reducing foreign energy dependence, her spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said.


    The Democratic governors of New Jersey and North Carolina joined Schwarzenegger in speaking out against lifting the moratorium.

    “Our $35 billion economy is driven by tourism and the use of the shore,” said New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.

    North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley also argued to keep the moratorium in place.

    “It’s doesn’t work for states to decide. If the state above or below you has a problem it affects your shores as well,” he said. “It’s too much squeeze for the juice when you look at real estate on the coast, recreational fishing and tourism that could be adversely affected by some problem.”

    Say….Do tell how your “tourism” “real estate” “recreational” activity “could be adversely”, if people can’t or won’t ‘tourist’, ‘real estate’ or ‘recreational’…because they can’t or won’t, fucking get there? Would they NOT “be adversely affected”?

    Fox News

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    Gaza Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas Goes Into Effect

    Fox News. What a fucking joke.

    Question: Was Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, always Obama Lite…or did the U.S. make him this way?

    5-year-old boy killed by pit bull in Texas…

    WESLACO, Texas (AP) – A pit bull fatally mauled a 5-year-old boy staying at a southern Texas home with relatives, authorities said.
    The boy was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday. Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Rosa Trevino said the condition of the child’s body suggested there was no way emergency responders could have saved his life.

    Authorities were trying to determine whether the dog had been confined and how it came in contact with the boy, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said.

    Trevino declined to identify the boy pending notification of his mother, who lives in Washington state. The boy’s father lives in Mexico.

    The sheriff said the boy had been living in the house north of Weslaco with his aunt and uncle after Child Protective Services placed him with them.

    Luis Palomo, 20, said he was down the street playing football with friends when the trouble began. He said the victim was at home with a baby sitter when one of two pit bulls at the house began running around the front yard, getting a second pit bull inside the home riled up.

    This breed, the Entire breed…. (yes how it is trained and treated in a certain enviroment has a good bit to do with this seemingly continual sad story)…should be euthanized until that “gene” and/or “characteristic” is bred OUT of this animal.

    more at Breitbart

    Parents Arrested After Australian Girl Finds Bodies of Decomposing Twin Toddlers

    Breibart TV

    So glad WE, in the U.S. don’t have ghouls such as. (Just in case….Tiz a joke Aussies, Tiz a joke)

    Somebody In Sydney, Please Call An Ambulance

    I fear that Margo’s Maid, when his awareness of this website is raised, is going to need one.

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    Democrat Energy Asshat: Nationalize the Oil Refineries

    I have a better idea: Let’s build some new ones and send ’em oil from ANWAR, CA, FL, and South Dakota.

    Listen to this abject fuckwit:

    “Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), member of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most-ardent opponents of off-shore drilling
    We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market.”

    Yeah, that’s the way it works, Maurice; just tell the refineries how much oil you want them to produce. That’s all there is to it, shit-for-brains. Can you believe this moron?

    You can tell this loon never took an economics course or read a history book, not to mention that his IQ must be in the low double digits.

    Jesus X. Calderon, how the hell does a reeking piece of shit like this guy ever get into public office?

    For more Democrat asshattery, read the whole enchelada at FOX.

    The shit-sack, Democrat, give the dog a bone (This old man came rolling home) nut cases are sure running scared on this issue, and when they get scared, they let their stupidity show. Could be fun times ahead.

    Victor Davis Hanson


    Drilling and Our Collective Madness   [Victor Davis Hanson]


    There is something pathetic about Americans begging the House of Saud to produce another 300,000-500,000 barrels of oil per day, while in mindless fashion repeating the mantra, “We can’t drill our way out of this problem” — as if anyone suggested absolute oil independence was the goal rather than more supply to deflate tight conditions that encourage speculation. Americans, who invented the oil industry, are beginning to resemble H.G. Wells’ Eloi in our refined paralysis.


    Exploration and oil production are an issue that is absolutely explosive for Democrats, given their perennial resistance to ANWR, coastal and deep ocean drilling, tar sands, shale, liquid coal, and nuclear. And the irony is that their opposition to drilling — dismissing each potential find or field with the reductionist “it would be only 500,000 barrels,” “a mere million barrels,” or “just a few cents off a gallon of gas” — is classically illiberal to the point of either callousness or abject madness.


    (1) Social Justice: The poorer, inordinately in far cheaper 2nd-hand used gas guzzlers, who have less access to pricey new hybrids and imported small cars, are hurt the most, especially those in rural communities without mass transit.

    (2) The Environment: Given the demands of two billion users in China and India, the world is going to go after oil, whether we like it or not. U.S. oil companies and American environmental legislation are the most ecologically friendly in the world. Each time we refuse to pump a barrel of oil, someone else in this fungible market will — and with far less concern for the health of planet Earth. Again, there is something appalling in de facto saying to others — “Drill off your coasts and in your fragile deserts and beside your lakes so I can fuel my Lexus SUV and Volvo — and cherish the comforting thought I would never do that in my ANWR.”

    (3) National Security: At $140 a barrel of oil we have little influence in warning the world about Iranian nukes, or Middle-East money leaking to Islamic terrorists, or Saudi-funded madrassas, or the cynicism of Hugo Chavez or Russian strong-arm tactics toward Europe; at less than $50 the world begins to appear far less dangerous and far more rational.

    (4) Financial Sanity: U.S. exporters are doing brilliantly, with help from a weak dollar, but our efforts to produce and sell abroad are increasingly all for naught, given the enormous cost of imported oil. Each time we invest American know-how and expertise in selling abroad a skip-loader or bushel of wheat or new software program that once explained our national wealth, we simply buy another barrel of foreign oil at $140 that often costs the far-less-adept less than $5 to pump. In contrast, the tens of billions we would save by even shaving 3 to 4 million barrels per day from our imported appetites would radically redefine both our trade balances and the dollar.

    (5) Alternate Fuels/New Energies: No one is talking about more the return of Hummers and Escalades or a mythical $2 a gallon gas. Rather, with demand down, and the public aware that oil is finite and will remain tight, drilling provides a needed window to transition us to electrical plug-ins, biofuels, fuel cells, etc. without endangering our national security — or going broke or seeing a nuke go off in the Middle East.

    (6) Food versus Fuel: I don’t understand in moral terms how worrying about the terrain in 2,000 acres in a multimillion-acre Alaska trumps diverting one-fifth to one-fourth of our corn acreage away from animal and human foods to produce transportation fuel. People worldwide are in dire straits, given rising food prices, while we, in anti-humanistic fashion, complain about the view from Santa Barbara or a herd on the tundra.

    Our current stasis reminds me of Jack Hawkins last words in The Bridge Over the River Kwai — “Madness! Madness!”

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