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Endorsement: Barack Obama for President - 10/17/08

I'm sure you're as shocked as I am that I'm coming out in support of Barack Obama. However, after reviewing this blog's postings for the past couple of years, I've come to the sudden realization that I've been on the wrong track. Now, I am officially on the right track. I am on the track for Obama! I deeply regret all the lies I've told about Obama. Now, I pledge to only tell the truth. Barack is truly the best man for the job, and he truly has the best interests of the U.S. at heart. Under his astute leadership, the U.S. will truly prosper and live in peace with our global neighbors.

Joe Klein misleads about Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers - 10/16/08

It's always the stupid ones that give the game away, and two of the stupidest are at Time Magazine's Swampland. A few days ago, Ana Marie Cox lied about (and later corrected) something someone said at a McCain rally. Today, repeat liar and explicit illegal immigration supporter Joe Klein is being extremely misleading about Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers.

Barack Obama mocks McCain over Joe the Plumber (after day of leftwing attacks) - 10/16/08

After a day of the leftwing viciously trying to smear "Joe the Plumber" - including trying to drive him out of work (link) - here's Barack Obama mentioning him while mocking McCain at a rally:

Instead of "Joe the Plumber", how about "Pete the Prosecutor"? - 10/16/08

"Joe the Plumber" - aka Joe Wurzelbacher - is America's hot new thing (link), after having asked Barack Obama a question about taxes at one of his public appearances and after being mentioned in yesterday's debate. He even got an interview with Katie Couric.

Lynn Sweet is misleading about the Obama-Ayers link (after McCain campaign made mistakes) - 10/15/08

Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times offers "McCain misleading public in role Ayers played in Obama political career". It helps illustrate a problem the McCain campaign has had that the Obama-supporting MSM has tried to drive a truck through. Namely, when speaking about the Bill Ayers-Barack Obama connection they haven't presented the matter in ultra-precise, lawyerly terms. First, Sarah Palin said that Obama was "palling around with terrorists".

Barack Obama supported gun control in 2000 (Alaska, Trinity United) - 10/15/08

This February 24, 2000 recounting of a debate between Barack Obama, Donne Trotter, and George Roby - then vying to replace Bobby Rush - includes the following: All three said they were in support of gun control legislation, with Obama citing a need for higher taxes on ammunition and registration requirements on firearms, and Trotter citing his 1989 support of background checks and seven-day waiting periods in the State House. All three also said t

Barack Obama's biography, as of 2001 - 10/15/08

A copy of Barack Obama's biography as of 2001 is in the extended entry, from Harvard (link). Among other things I didn't know was that he also worked as a community organizer in Harlem after graduating from Columbia in 1983. He's also listed as a "senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School"; the university's site confirms that designation: "Senior Lecturer in Law" (link). However, if they now say that he was a "professor", so be it. In addition to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the Joyce Foundation, and the Woods Fund of Chicago, they also list three organizations I hadn't hear...

Land reform, ACORN-style: squatting campaigns they admitted were illegal - 10/15/08

I've considered writing a satire about Barack Obama proposing "land reform", aka "agrarian reform" (see, for instance, this). As it turns out, ACORN - a group with which he's been linked in one form or other for several years - was working on something similar, although they were serious.

Did Barack Obama fans shut down an internet radio show? (Blog Talk Radio) - 10/15/08

Someone named Tracy who runs a show at Blog Talk Radio ( called No Compromise Radio was conducting an interview of Phil Berg two days ago about the Obama/U.S. citizenship issue. She was 13 minutes into her show when BTR pulled the plug, apparently claiming that her show was: racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, unreasonably violent, threatening, intimidating or harassing; 2.

Barack Obama took Rezko's money while Rezko's tenants froze in Chicago winter (-7F) - 10/14/08

Around Christmas, 2006 1996 the low temperature in Chicago was just three degrees Fahrenheit. Over the New Year there was a "heat wave", and it warmed up to a low of 26F. But, the next week it fell to a low of -2F. The next week it was even worse: a low of -7F. You don't need a Weatherman to tell you that with the wind chill in a city like Chicago it can feel much, much colder. Which brings us to this cheery holiday tale featuring Barack Obama from April 23, 2007: For more than five weeks during the brutal winter of 1997, tenants shivered without heat in a government-subsidized apartment...

Did Michelle Obama angrily defend Barack in a phone call? - 10/14/08

Supposedly, Michelle Obama called something called the African Press International (API) and angrily denounced their attempts to keep Barack Obama from becoming president: [API] is supposed to support Africans and African-American view... it is strange that API has chosen to support the racists against my husband. There is no shame in being adopted by a step father. All dirt has been thrown onto my husband's face and yet he loves this country.

Did Barack Obama help Kenya prime minister Raila Odinga raise funds? - 10/14/08

The answer to that is... it could happen. See this. One of the debunkings of that claim that I've seen is that the "fact checkers" [1] couldn't find a $1 million transfer from the Obama campaign to Odinga, and that there's no such thing as the "Friends of Senator B.O." However, the wording at the first link implies that it wasn't a transfer so much as Obama facilitating donations from others directly to Odinga. However, before you get too excited, see this email supposedly from Obama: "I will kindly wish that all our correspondence [be] handled by Mr Mark Lippert. I have already instructed...

Is Jesse Jackson trying to undermine Barack Obama's candidacy? - 10/14/08

I'm just asking: [Speaking at the World Policy Forum in France, Jesse Jackson said that after Barack Obama is elected the] most important change would occur in the Middle East, where "decades of putting Israel's interests first" would end. Jackson believes that, although "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" remain strong, they'll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House... ...What of O

Barack Obama funded radical Afro-centric schools (Annenberg Challenge, Rev. Wright) - 10/14/08

Just a couple days ago, both Politfact and FactCheck told us that the Chicago Annenberg Challenge ("CAC") - as run by Barack Obama - was only involved in "mainstream" educational projects. Now, it turns out that CAC gave $200,000 to Chicago's Coalition for Improved Education in South Shore ("CIESS"). That ran the South Shore African Village Collaborative ("SSAVC"), which was a network of Afrocentric schools, based on various radical teachings. Needless to say, BHO's hack apologists like the anti-American Jason Zengerle will try to downplay this (link). However, it's clear that Barack...

Bill Ayers calendar: "Days of Rage" ended 39 years ago... tomorrow Harvard Center bombed 38 years ago - 10/13/08

When Barack Obama was just about eight years old, from October 8 to 11, 1969, the Weathermen held their "Days of Rage" riots in Chicago where dozens of their members were arrested and they smashed shop windows and the like in an attempt to "Bring the war home".

ACORN Ohio worked *with* Obama campaign on GOTV; ACORN/Project Vote did GOTV in battleground states - 10/13/08

Barack Obama has long-term ties to the far-left group ACORN. And, those ties continued at least as late as February 2008, when ACORN's Ohio branch worked with the Barack Obama campaign on a GOTV effort. See this job announcement from Mari Engelhardt, political director of Ohio ACORN: GOTV for Obama! Ohio ACORN is doing a Get Out The Vote project with the OBAMA Campaign.

Karen Tumulty misleads for Barack Obama (Jeffrey Frederick) - 10/12/08

Karen Tumulty of Time Magazine offers this bit of mainstream media wisdom designed explicitly to support Barack Obama. It starts with something that could have been written by the BHO campaign: If John McCain is as serious as he says about running a "respectful" campaign against an opponent he considers "a decent person," word hasn't yet trickled down to his newly opened storefront field office in Gainesville, Virginia. Then, she shows her lack of respect for anything approaching real reporting: With so much at stake, and time running short, [Jeffrey Frederick, Chairman of the Virginia...

"Iraqi Billionaire Threatens Reporters Investigating Rezko Affair" (Nadhmi Auchi) - 10/12/08

From this: Why aren't the American media investigating the role of British billionaire businessman Nadhmi Auchi in supplying loans to Barack Obama fundraiser Tony Rezko? Some point to media bias, but there is another factor. Working for Auchi, who was born in Iraq, attorneys from London law firm Carter-Ruck have for several months been flooding American and British newspapers and websites with letters demanding removal of material they deem "defamatory" to their client... ...The Obama campaign recently issued a non-denial denial in response to claims that Obama met with Auchi―contained in...

Barack Obama link #49232: black nationalist and/or advisor to Saudi royal family? (Khalid al-Mansour) - 10/12/08

Is Barack Obama linked to someone named "Khalid al-Mansour" ("KAM", aka "Khalid Mansour" or "Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour")? Is KAM the black nationalist and former Black Panther formerly known as Donald Warden? Or, is KAM the person who's an advisor to Saudi Arabian prince Alwaleed bin Talal?

No class: Barack Obama supporters boo Sarah Palin, eight-year old daughter - 10/11/08

Some might question why the Philadelphia Flyers were celebrating hockey moms instead of getting to the game. Some might question why Sarah Palin was bringing her daughters out onto the ice.

Is "Barack Obama" a complete scam? (Philip Berg lawsuit; Indonesia) - 10/11/08

Could "Barack Obama" be a complete fake? Hillary Clinton supporter and decades-long Democrat Philip Berg is suing Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), claiming he's not eligible to be president. From this: the Plaintiff, Philip J. Berg, a Philadelphia attorney, alleged that Defendant Barack Hussein Obama is not eligible for the Office of the President because Obama lost his U.S. citizenship when his mother married an Indonesian citizen and naturalized in Indonesia. Plaintiff further alleged that Obama followed her naturalization and failed to take an oath of allegiance...

Bill Ayers in 2006: "education is the motor-force of revolution" (in Venezuela, with Hugo Chavez) - 10/11/08

Bill Ayers (who's just some guy in Barack Obama's neighborhood and/or someone he used to serve on a couple boards with) gave a speech in November 2006 (when Obama was just 45 years old) at the World Education Forum in Caracas, Venezuela. The full text of his speech is at his site: with a copy here, and a discussion here. The speech is a bit... radical.

Ana Marie Cox/Time lies about quote at McCain rally - 10/11/08

Wonkette, aka Ana Marie Cox of Time Magazine's Swampland offers "McCain Denounces Pitchfork-Wavers", yet another example of how McCain capitulating to the Democrats is a very bad idea ( The update to that post says: Indeed, [John McCain] just snatched the microphone out the hands of a woman who began her question with, "I'm scared of Barack Obama...

Has Barack Obama admitted that he was an ACORN trainer? - 10/10/08

About six hours ago, I posted Barack Obama lied about ACORN involvement (he was a trainer). Now, quicker than you can say "down the memory hole", the BHO campaign has changed their website to apparently admit that he was indeed a trainer for that organization.

Christopher Buckley shows: talent skips a generation - 10/10/08

Christopher Buckley - son of William F. Buckley - has decided to help Tina Brown get links for her new venture by posting a clear example of the adage that talent skips a generation (link): Let me be the latest conservative/libertarian/whatever to leap onto the Barack Obama bandwagon...

David Tanenhaus: how bad could Bill Ayers be if he made gingerbread-cookie houses with me? - 10/10/08

David Tanenhaus - "teaches history and law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is the author of Juvenile Justice in the Making" - offers 'Barack, Bill, and Me/The Bill Ayers that Barack Obama and I worked with was no "domestic terrorist"' (link).

Kenya admits Jerome Corsi was detained due to his political activities - 10/09/08

On Tuesday, 'Obama Nation' author Jerome Corsi was detained in Kenya just before holding a press conference to discuss his book and discuss his investigation of links between Barack Obama and Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The original explanation was that his work permit had been lost. Despite the fact that that was such an incredibly obvious sham that most kindergarteners could see through it, almost all Obama supporters who discussed this either bought the Kenyan government's line, or tried to retail it to their readers. Now comes this from the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Jerome...

The Cenk Uygur Race Card Play-O-Matic (John McCain, Fannie Mae) - 10/08/08

The new first rule of the Democratic Party is: "Twist anything an opponent of Barack Obama says in order to play the race card". If BHO wins the presidency, expect them to abide by that rule endlessly. The latest example comes from multiple "liberals" who are trying to racialize John McCain referring to Barack Obama as "that one" at last night's "debate".

Andy McCarthy: "You guys are nuts". Me: "yes, and they refuse to do anything effective" - 10/07/08

At The Corner, Andy McCarthy writes: Memo to McCain Campaign: Someone is either a terrorist sympathizer or he isn't; someone is either disqualified as a terrorist sympathizer or he's qualified for public office. You helped portray Obama as a clealy qualified presidential candidate who would fight terrorists. If that's what the public thinks, good luck trying to win this thing. With due respect, I think tonight was a disaster for our side.

Lil' fascists: Barack Obama supporters on Jerome Corsi's detention in Kenya - 10/07/08

It used to be that "liberals" would strongly oppose corrupt foreign governments "losing" paperwork in order to stifle speech. However, when things like that are done in support of Barack Obama, their response is a bit different. Here are some instances of those discussing the detention in Kenya of Jerome Corsi, author of the anti-BHO book Obama Nation. Think of these as a preview of how his supporters will act should he become president:

Jerome Corsi detained in Kenya after investigating Barack Obama links to Kenyan president - 10/07/08

Jerome Corsi - author of the best-selling book Obama Nation and someone that the Barack Obama campaign subsequently smeared - has been detained in Kenya. The official word is apparently that he hasn't been detained, but Corsi says his passport has been taken. He and his publicist apparently haven't been charged with any crimes, and contrary to other reports he hasn't been deported; he was scheduled to leave the country today. The officials may have picked him up after "losing" his work permit. Corsi traveled to Kenya to discuss his book and also to investigate Barack Obama's ties to that...

CNN does expose on Barack Obama/Bill Ayers? - 10/06/08

According to this, tonight's Anderson Cooper show on CNN included a segment from one of their other reporters that included this: But the relationship between Obama and Ayers went much deeper, ran much longer, and was much more political than Obama said. In comments, others agree that the segment was unexpected.

Dana Milbank/WaPo's dangerous smear of Sarah Palin, supporters - 10/06/08

Unctuous liar Dana Milbank - last discussed here in May regarding him misleading for Barack Obama - is back with an even more disgusting smear. This one a) portrays Sarah Palin supporters as bloodthirsty yahoos, b) tries to give the impression that Palin doesn't renounce bloodthirsty yahoos, and c) most importantly, raises the specter of Barack Obama being assassinated by a Palin supporter. Discussing a speech today in Florida ("In Fla., Palin Goes for the Rough Stuff as Audience Boos Obama", link), he first downplays Barack Obama's links to Bill Ayers ("[m]any independent observers say...

Questions for Barack Obama about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - 10/06/08

Please go to a Barack Obama public appearance, ask him one of the following questions (derived from a McCain campaign missive [1]), get his response on videotape, and then upload that to Youtube. If you can get a "good" answer from him it would have a devastating impact on his campaign. "Senator Obama: You got over $100,000 in campaign contributions from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and their employees. Did you ever talk to the executives of Fannie and Freddie about the reckless loans they were giving out? That is, could you please list some approximate dates when you discussed those reckless...

Barack Obama William Ayers panel 11 20 1997 - 10/06/08

"Close-up on juvenile justice"/[[Jennifer Vanasco]]/[[University of Chicago Chronicle]]/[[November 6, 1997]]/ link Close-up on juvenile justiceAuthor, former offender among speakers By Jennifer VanascoNews Office Children who kill are called "super predators," "people with no conscience," "feral pre-social beings" -- and "adults."

Who's behind the Obama Youth video, and why are they so successful? - 10/06/08

Drudge is currently linking to this video of black teenagers at a Kansas City charter school - dressed in fancified paramilitary outfits - pledging allegiance to Barack Obama and describing how he's changed their lives. I linked to that video back on the second in the post about the then-previous example of BHO's personality cult. Something about the video producer's modus operandi sets off red flags, but it's probably nothing.

Marc Cooper/Huffington Post pretends Obama/Ayers similar to McCain/David Ifshin - 10/05/08

Marc Cooper is an ultra-lightweight Huffington Post "reporter"; I used to leave comments at his site completely eviscerating what little immigration-related argument he could provide. After a while he had a mini-meltdown and stopped being able to present even a slightly cogent argument. He never once was able to respond to any of my points [1]. Now, the "reporter" offers "McCain's Own 60's Radical Pal" (link).

Scott Shane/NYT's pro-BHO spin on Bill Ayers/Barack Obama collaboration - 10/04/08

Scott Shane of the New York Times offers "Obama and '60s Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths" (originally titled "Obama Had Met Ayers, but the Two Are Not Close"). If you believe the NYT, then everything's fine and dandy, and Barack Obama and 60s radical Bill Ayers are not close. The fact that they aren't close and never were close and nothing funny went on and there's nothing to see here is especially important because Ayers is a former and allegedly unrepentant terrorist who's since been, in Shane's words, "rehabilitated". On the other hand, if you actually want the truth, compare the second...

Justin Rood/ABC News misleads about Sarah Palin divestment from Sudan - 10/03/08

Followers of the MSM's attempt to destroy Sarah Palin have probably noticed a trend: the MSM reports something that's false or misleading and uses the "recollections" of a Democratic politician from Alaska as their authority on the matter. That's then picked up by the blogs and amplified, until such time as a new smear is ready. Thus it is that Justin Rood of ABC News offers "Record Refutes Palin's Sudan Claim/Palin Administration Against Sudan Divestment Before It Was For It, Documents Show" (link). The main quote source in the article is Alaskan Democratic politician Les Gara, who's also...

Barack Obama: "This is not the ___Larry_Walsh_&_Matt_Ryan___ that I knew" (FBI raid) - 10/02/08

The Obama Bus got all fired up, two soft thuds were heard, and then typing was heard from the campaign's teleprompter office as this was typed in: "This not the Larry Walsh and Matt Ryan that I knew" (link): The FBI on Wednesday raided the county offices of a former Illinois state senator who is a poker-playing buddy of Democratic presidential candidate Sen.