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2004 Michelle Obama on presidential run: "It's way too soon, he hasn't done anything yet" - 10/29/08

From December 6, 2004 comes this clip of Michelle Obama's response to a question on what she think of Barack Obama running for president: "It's way too soon, he hasn't done anything yet."

The Non-Partisan Case Against Barack Obama - 10/29/08

You don't have to be a conservative or a Republican to be opposed to Barack Obama. Here are some of the reasons that almost anyone should oppose him:

Los Angeles Times: McCain camp accuses us of suppressing Obama/Khalidi tape - 10/28/08

An unnamed Los Angeles Times staff reporter offers "McCain campaign accuses L.A. Times of 'suppressing' Obama video" (link): John McCain's presidential campaign Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Times of "intentionally suppressing" a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen.

Don't donate to Goodwill Industries (Palin smear) - 10/28/08

How could anyone encourage people not to donate to Goodwill Industries? Well, because they spent the money they received in past donations on smear ad campaigns like the one described here. The two page ad features "Dear Sarah Palin, We eagerly await your $150,000 clothing donation on Nov. 5th" in the left pane and "Dear Barack Obama, If you'd care to donate any of your $1,500 suits on Nov. 5th, we'd greatly appreciate it".

Keith Olbermann lies, says Sarah Palin is a socialist and described Alaska that way - 10/28/08

This site doesn't normally track the lies of Keith Olbermann since there are so many and no one outside his bubble trusts anything he says. However, sometimes he crosses the line, as he did with tonight's "Olbermann on Palin: Socialist, fraud/Governor doesn't have a problem with Alaska's socialistic collectivism" (link) which contains this: Who was the collectivist share-the-wealther, who was boasting to the reporter visiting from "The New Yorker Magazine," of having been able to send a check for $1,200 to every man, woman and child in the state since, quote "Alaska is sometimes described as...

Alexander Lane, Amy Hollyfield/Politifact spin redistribution for Obama - 10/28/08

Alexander Lane and Amy Hollyfield of Politifact continue to show that that "fact checking" site might as well be working for the Barack Obama campaign by offering 'Obama would "experiment with socialism."/The McCain campaign experiments with dishonesty' ( It's another example of the MSM taking a statement that wasn't phrased in a painfully legalistic fashion, playing dumb, and then spinning things Obama's way. In this case, they discuss the following Sarah Palin statement: "Senator Obama says that he wants to spread the wealth, which means - you...

Obama campaign itself turned in fake voter registrations (St. Charles County, MO; but, just 15 of them) - 10/28/08

The Barack Obama campaign itself - i.e., Obama for American and not ACORN - turned in 15 bogus voter registration forms in St. Charles County, Missouri (link). However, that might be out of 3000 total that they submitted, and the person who turned those registrations over to the FBI and discussed this with the media, St. Charles County elections directorRich Chrismer, may be a McCain supporter.

Did Barack Obama compare the U.S. to Nazi Germany, or is there another explanation? (public radio audio) - 10/27/08

According to this and other sites, there's yet another nugget on the Chicago public radio interview with Barack Obama: just to take a, sort of a realist perspective...there's a lot of change going on outside of the Court, um, that, that judges essentially have to take judicial notice of. I mean you've got World War II, you've got uh, uh, uh, the doctrines of Nazism, that, that we are fighting against, that start looking uncomfortably similar to what we have going on, back here at home It's at 15:30 of the January 18, 2001 broadcast here. Note that that was before 9/11 and two days before...

Fake flier tells Democrats to vote on November 5; telepathic plagiarism? - 10/27/08

A phony flier is being distibuted in Virginia telling Democrats to vote on November 5 (link). Oddly enough, it mirrors a satire I wrote but never got around to posting.

Palin's wardrobe: $150,000. Obama's trips to Hawaii: $800,000. Obama at Invesco: $5.3 million - 10/27/08

The fact that Sarah Palin and/or her GOP helpers spent $150,000 or so on her wardrobe should be a very minor matter. Except, it isn't because the BHO campaign and their surrogates in the MSM have blown it into a major "scandal". Meanwhile, they've ignored the cost of Obama's trips to Hawaii: $800,000 (link).

Bombshell: Obama wealth redistribution audio from 2001 - 10/26/08

The audio to the right is from a 2001 public radio interview where Barack Obama showed some pretty clear redistributionist tendencies, among others:

Obama Youth: campaign targets children under 12 - 10/26/08

I have a question for all the parents in America: would you like your kids to fall under the sway of a creepy, Messianic cult led by a charismatic leader? Sure, you yourself might be a supporter, or you might like him. But, what about your kids? Do you want them to be indoctrinated into supporting a Leader? With that answered, go visit Obama's page for kids, specifically targeting those 12 and under: From the summary here: People who would like to utilize many kids for Sen. Obama's promotion can find a handy "Kids for Obama Starter Kit". The kit opens...

Ben Smith/Politico falls for Obama camp spin on New Party - 10/26/08

From this post discussing Ben Smith of the Politico: Have you ever heard of a political party that has no members? Ben Smith has [link], and he believes.

Some things about Barack Obama you don't have to spend time making up - 10/25/08

I was mulling over creating a fake group like the following, but I see that the real ones have saved me time by creating it themselves: It all just fits together, doesn't it?

Berg lawsuit over Obama citizenship dismissed; didn't have standing - 10/25/08

The Philip Berg lawsuit against Barack Obama in which he claimed that BHO wasn't eligible to be president due to not being an American citizen has been tossed. According to judge Barclay Surrick, Berg didn't have standing, saying: If, through the political process, Congress determines that citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitution’s eligibility requirements for the Presidency, then it is free to pass laws conferring standing on individuals like Plaintiff. Until that time, voters do not have standing to bring the sort of challenge that Plaintiff attempts to bring in the...

How *you* can help Barack Obama finally win this thing - 10/24/08

A lot of people aren't content to simply sit back and wait for Obama to win. Instead, they want to get involved and help him finally seal the deal. Here's a list of ways that you can help: 1. Simply bringing a stuffed monkey bedecked with Obama stickers to the next McCain/Palin rally isn't enough. Make sure that CBS News gets it on tape. 2. On your website or TV show, just keep asking, "why won't the MSM cover this?" Because, eventually someone from the MSM is going to come along and do something. Just wait, they'll be there eventually.

Garrulous Pajamas Media paper tiger warns: mainstream media is biased (or something) - 10/24/08

Newspaperman Michael Malone takes to the esteemed web pages of Pajamas Media to offer "Editing Their Way to Oblivion: Journalism Sacrificed For Power and Pensions" (link).

Joe the Plumber privacy violated by government officials? (an Obama preview) - 10/24/08

Remember the glory days of 2002 when you saw things like "IRS Official to Judicial Watch: Clinton Enemies Were Audited" (link)? Well, Barack Obama's surrogates look like they're intent on bringing those glory days back: "State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "J

Peter Wallsten/LAT refuses to release Barack Obama/Rashid Khalidi videotape - 10/24/08

Back on April 10, 2008, Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times offered "Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Barack Obama" (link), about Barack Obama's friendship with Rashid Khalidi, an "internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights". Per Wallsten: the warm embrace Obama gave to Khalidi, and words like those at the professor's going-away party, have left some Palestinian American leaders believing that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say. You know what's coming. In May, BHO was asked about this by unnamed Jewish...

Michael Luo/NYT spins away Barack Obama's fraudulent donations - 10/23/08

Michael Luo of the New York Times discusses the various attempts by Barack Obama's opponents to test just how easy it is to donate to the Obama campaign using fake names and addresses ("Donor Patrol: ObamaaMichael Luo of the New York Times discusses the various attempts by Barack Obama's opponents to test just how easy it is to donate to the Obama campaign using fake names and addresses ("Donor Patrol: Obama’s Online Site Accepts More Fakes", link). He spins the story completely in favor of the Obama campaign to the point of covering up for them: [The fake donation] experiment would not...

New from Obama cultists: the November 4 PROPHECY (Quincy Jones) - 10/23/08

Some of you were probably asking, "Why hasn't Quincy Jones produced his own creepy video showing a cult-like devotion to Barack Obama's personality cult, complete with the contention that it's a 'prophecy' for him to be elected president?" Well, your prayers to The One have been answered! I rush to remind our "liberal" friends that this is not at all creepy, and it would be great if it went viral just like the kids singing to Dear Leader video did. I especially urge everyone to send it to religious people, so they can be well aware of our newest prophet. From their site: The prophecy...

Barack Obama campaign accepts bogus gift card donations - 10/23/08

Back on the first, I linked to a Ken Timmerman article about the Barack Obama campaign having millions in possibly fraudulent campaign donations. In that post I verified with the BHO campaign that they accept credit card-style gift cards. Those can be bought with cash and in large enough denominations that it would be possible to donate large sums of cash to their campaign. Those donations would be nearly untraceable, for instance, if it were done over the internet using one or more proxy servers.

What John McCain should say about Bill Ayers - 10/22/08

This suggestion is good, but it could be even better if it worked in all the other associations Barack Obama has had. There really is enough already known to sink him, but McCain just won't attack him hard enough and there are no surrogates around to fill in the gaps.

MSM reporters: will you be employable after the election? - 10/22/08

Dear mainstream media reporters: Have you considered the impact your coverage of the 2008 election might have on your career? Many of you have gone all out to elect Barack Obama as president, completely oblivious to the long-term impact that advocacy could have. It's easier than ever for news consumers to do research on specific reporters and see whether they have a habit of lying, misleading, ignoring relevant facts, failing to ask tough questions, or other forms of bias. And, as time goes on that's going to become even easier.

Odd: two quit different robocall firms over fact-based scripts - 10/22/08

Now, here's something odd. Two people in different states have both quit robocall firms over what they say are misleading scripts they were asked to read. What are the odds of that happening, and over the same script? (Hint: it's a large number). First up, from that hotbed of conservatism Madison, Wisconsin, Ted Zoromski of Middleton quit Sitel ("Even though I was being paid to do it, I didn't feel comfortable", link).

Barack Obama, Bill Ayers spoke on panel together in 2002 - 10/21/08

From our "just a guy in my neighborhood" file comes the news that on April 20, 2002 Barack Obama and Bill Ayers spoke on the same "Intellectuals in Times of Crisis" panel at a conference sponsored by The Center for Public Intellectuals and the University of Illinois-Chicago (link, copy here). This was after Ayers' August 2001 profile in Chicago Magazine picturing him stepping on a flag.

Conservatives: here's why not to vote for Obama or at least why to vote against him - 10/21/08

Mary Katharine Ham and some other guy offer "The comprehensive argument against Barack Obama" [1]. It lays out a non-smear case against BHO over several categories: abortion, taxes, his radical associations, foreign policy judgment, his disdain for the heartland, his habit of playing the race card, and his lack of accomplishments. And, it will serve a valuable purpose for those millions and millions of conservatives who were planning on voting for BHO.

Barack Obama going to Hawaii; is something else involved? - 10/20/08

First, I hope that Barack Obama's grandmother is OK. Unfortunately, since we're dealing with someone who's running for president, there are some questions that need to be asked. I don't want to ask them, but is something else involved? For instance, see #107 here.

Valiant: private blog post about Obama - already cited over 500 times - saved from "memory hole"! - 10/20/08

Some only sit on the sidelines in the battle to prevent Barack Obama from becoming president. Others are fully engaged, valiantly and intelligently fighting with all their force, fighting the good fight no matter what happens. For a perfect example of that, turn to this post: (hat tap: That, my friends, is truly brave and highly intelligent keyboard work. It doesn't matter that her quote has been featured on over 500 other pages, including at Politico.

"Amazing" Barack Obama/Bill Ayers audio - 10/19/08

The title of this one is "Amazing Ayers Audio Unearthed from Same Week Obama worked with him!

37,000 Obama donations possibly from foreign currency; federal law violations? - 10/19/08

From this (a followup to this): more than 37,000 Obama donations appear to be conversions of foreign currency. According to a Newsmax analysis of the Obama campaign data before the latest figures were released, potential foreign currency donations could range anywhere from $12.8 million to a stunning $63 million in all. With the addition of $150 million raised in September, this amount could be much more... But many of the donors Newsmax canvassed said they had "never" been contacted by the Obama campaign or seen any refunds, even though their contributions went over the limit months ago...

The "mainstream" Bill Ayers/Bernadine Dohrn guide to parenting - 10/19/08

Some time around 2001, Mothering ("The natural family living magazine") published 'The Son Also Rises/Boys to Men, Outside the Stereotypes' by William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn (link). I'd prefer to ignore stuff like this, but if any of their thoughts seeped into projects funded by Barack Obama's Chicago Annenberg Challenge there's a public interest: ...At B.J.'s Kids, parents and teachers struggled to free our language from the constraints of a sexist society, and it became natural to hear conversations laced with terms like "mail carrier," "police officer," "cowhand," and "waitron" (waiter...

Obama sees "merit" in taxing the heck out of people and then just redistributing it - 10/19/08

It's important to note that in the following quote (from this), Barack Obama is paraphrasing Warren Buffet, and that the following is not a direct quote from him. Only the "merit" part is from BHO himself.

Where was Barack Obama born? In Hawaii? In Kenya? Somewhere else? - 10/19/08

(Please see the Obama citizenship page for the latest.) Was Barack Obama born in Hawaii, or Kenya, or somewhere else? He claims to have been born in Hawaii, but no definitive proof has been provided. It is a false statement to definitively state that he was born in Hawaii, as some media sources have done. The most they should state is that there's a very strong possibility that he was born in Hawaii and he claims to have been born there, but some reporters and other sources cross the line into pretending that the matter has been settled. The matter has not been settled, and in fact...

Bill Ayers: just a guy from Barack Obama's office building, to whose group he gave at least $1 million - 10/18/08

It turns out that the offices of a Bill Ayers-founded organization (the Small Schools Workshop, "SSW") and that of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge ("CAC") - headed by Barack Obama - were in the same office building between 1995 and 1998. And, their offices were on the same floor of that building during at least part of that period.

Dana Milbank/WaPO lied about Secret Service; may have lied about "kill him" - 10/18/08

Showing once again that it's the dumb ones that give the game away, on the 16th Dana Milbank of the Washington Post claimed the following during an online chat: In cooperation with the Palin campaign, [the Secret Service has] started preventing reporters from leaving the press section to interview people in the crowd. As could be expected, various "liberal" sites rushed to retransmit Milbank's claim; for instance it got almost 1000 comments at the HuffPost ( However, the Secret Service denies that there's such cooperation...

Rachel d'Oro/AP's sleazy race-baiting to support Barack Obama - 10/18/08

Rachel d'Oro of the Associated Press offers an extremely sleazy, disreputable, race-baiting article called "Alaska's minorities feel ignored by Palin" (link). Articles like this show exactly how a Barack Obama presidency would operate: surrogates - assisted by the mainstream media - would attempt to racialize every decision made by Obama in an attempt to silence critics. Alaska's black leaders say they're not surprised to see Gov. Sarah Palin at the center of the controversy over injecting the race issue into the presidential campaign. Palin, Republican John McCain's running mate, has...

The Barack Obama/Bill Ayers/ACORN/Klonsky/Dohrn/SSW/TLA document dump - 10/18/08

"TLA" means "three letter acronym", but the others are real people or organizations. However, there's too much here to look through but others are willing to give it a go. * Rethinking Schools, Joyce Foundation, Deborah Leff, etc.

John Podesta/CAP/Obama transition team has minor link to ACORN - 10/18/08

Former Bill Clinton chief of staff John Podesta founded the Center for American Progress and now heads that group's foundation. He's also the head of Barack Obama's transition team. And, from [1]: On September 22, ACORN and Floridians for All partnered with John Podesta, former chief of staff to president Bill Clinton and director of the Center for American Progress, and economist Robert Pollin to release a study on the economic impacts of raising Florida's minimum wage by one dollar per hour. The study, "Economic Analysis of the Florida Minimum Wage Proposal,"...

Justin Rood/ABC: no worries about voting fraud! (Dem-linked experts say; ACORN) - 10/17/08

Justin Rood of ABC News offers "McCain Acorn Fears Overblown/Charges of Voter Fraud Are Out of Proportion to Reality, They Say" (link). As it turns out, the "they" refers to three sources: a Barack Obama contributor, a former director of the leftwing, illegal immigration-supporting People for the American Way, and FactCheck. No others sources are allowed to weigh in.