"...everyone is bored,and devotes himself to cultivating habits..these habits are not peculiar to our town.." Albert Camus "The Plague"

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama as Hypnotist and the Politics of Crowds....

In today's Wall Street Journal there is an extremely interesting article concerning the crowds that Obama draws. The author, Faoud Ajami is professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and an adjunct research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. he begins:
There is something odd -- and dare I say novel -- in American politics about the crowds that have been greeting Barack Obama on his campaign trail. Hitherto, crowds have not been a prominent feature of American politics. We associate them with the temper of Third World societies. We think of places like Argentina and Egypt and Iran, of multitudes brought together by their zeal for a Peron or a Nasser or a Khomeini. In these kinds of societies, the crowd comes forth to affirm its faith in a redeemer: a man who would set the world right....

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one!" (Charles Mackay, author of "Extraordinary Delusion and the Madness of Crowds"

Oh, and now for the hypnotism part; an interesting video about crowd reactions to charismatic speakers. The narrator makes the point that those most easily influenced by hypnotism are the young and the well educated. Now doesn't that sound like our Obama voters?

Tags: madness of crowds,charles mackay,hypnotism,charismatic speakers,obama covert hypnotist,will d thornton,faoud ajami,politics of crowds

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who is Barack Obama's Father?

Not only is there controversy about Barack Obama's place of birth but now the identity of his father has become a question. Family friend, poet, and left activist Frank Marshall Davis whom Obama identifies in his autobiography as "Frank" is now put forth as being Obama's actual father. The climate of the times* lends plausibility to the claim that Stanley Ann Dunham and Frank Marshall Davis are the actual parents of Barack Obama. For various reasons put forward in the link above these facts been covered up. Also see Hillary and Me

The following three photographs are of Frank Marshall Davis, then Barack Obama Jr., and finally Barack Obama Sr. After viewing the photographs, vote in the short poll which follows.

Most Likely to be Barack Obama's Father....
Barack Obama, Sr.
Frank Marshall Davis
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*"....for Paradise has some of the most lushly beautiful women on earth. Many local studs are frantic to bed a soul sister who is not a pro; propaganda painting their passion and horizontal ability has fallen on receptive ears. Afro-American brothers make out with all kinds of dolls. One pure black African student from Ghana wreaked havoc among co-eds at the university, and the wife of a prominent white local politician considered shucking her husband for him; another student from Kenya split leaving two pregnant blondes" Frank Marshall Davis, "Livin' the Blues, p.318

There is an interesting, and sympathetic, video tribute to Davis here. It is a 1988 documentary from Center for Labor Education and Research, University of Hawaii. The photos below are stills from the video and depict Davis at various times of his life. The woman with Davis is his second wife, Chicago socialite Helen Canfield.

h/t The Astute Bloggers who were out front on this.
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Bill Ayers Calls the Cops....Sweet!

Bill O'Reilly's producer ambushed William Ayers to ask him some necessary questions. and was met with silence except for a demand to get off his property. Imagine that, the Marxist whining about his private property.
h/t RadioViceOnline
Tags: william ayers,bill ayers,bill ayers calls cops,unrepentant terrorist,oreilly ayers,ayers obama,

Friday, October 17, 2008

If Obama Wins: The Liberal SuperMajority

An opinion piece in today's Wall Street Journal lays out in great detail what Americans will face if Barack Obama wins the presidency. The editorial begins:(emphasis added)
"If the current polls hold, Barack Obama will win the White House on November 4 and Democrats will consolidate their Congressional majorities, probably with a filibuster-proof Senate or very close to it. Without the ability to filibuster, the Senate would become like the House, able to pass whatever the majority wants."

"Though we doubt most Americans realize it, this would be one of the most profound political and ideological shifts in U.S. history. Liberals would dominate the entire government in a way they haven't since 1965, or 1933. In other words, the election would mark the restoration of the activist government that fell out of public favor in the 1970s.
If the U.S. really is entering a period of unchecked left-wing ascendancy, Americans at least ought to understand what they will be getting, especially with the media cheering it all on."

The article continues with a check list of legislation which would almost surely pass if there is a filibuster-proof senate:
  • - Medicare for all. When HillaryCare cratered in 1994, the Democrats concluded they had overreached, so they carved up the old agenda into smaller incremental steps, such as Schip for children. A strongly Democratic Congress is now likely to lay the final flagstones on the path to government-run health insurance from cradle to grave. Mr. Obama wants to build a public insurance program, modeled after Medicare and open to everyone of any income.

  • The business climate. "We have some harsh decisions to make," Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned recently, speaking about retribution for the financial panic. Look for a replay of the Pecora hearings of the 1930s, with Henry Waxman, John Conyers and Ed Markey sponsoring ritual hangings to further their agenda to control more of the private economy....Democrats could cause the economic downturn to last longer than it otherwise will by enacting regulatory overkill like Sarbanes-Oxley. Something more punitive is likely as well, for instance a windfall profits tax on oil, and maybe other industries.
  • Union supremacy. One program certain to be given right of way is "card check." Unions have been in decline for decades, now claiming only 7.4% of the private-sector work force, so Big Labor wants to trash the secret-ballot elections that have been in place since the 1930s. The "Employee Free Choice Act" would convert workplaces into union shops merely by gathering signatures from a majority of employees, which means organizers could strongarm those who opposed such a petition....
  • Taxes. Taxes will rise substantially, the only question being how high....
  • The green revolution. A tax-and-regulation scheme in the name of climate change is a top left-wing priority....
  • Free speech and voting rights. A liberal supermajority would move quickly to impose procedural advantages that could cement Democratic rule for years to come....Felons may also get the right to vote nationwide, while the Fairness Doctrine is likely to be reimposed either by Congress or the Obama FCC....
  • Special-interest potpourri....The anti-antiterror lobby would be rewarded with the end of Guantanamo and military commissions...Google and MoveOn.org would get "net neutrality" rules, subjecting the Internet to intrusive regulation for the first time.
All things considered we are in for radical change the likes of which we haven't seen since 1965 or perhaps 1933! John McCain is closing the gap and a victory for McCain/Palin is still a possibility. We must redouble our efforts if we are to save our nation from rapacious leftists who crave and covet total power!
Tags: liberal supermajority,fillibuster-proof senate,socialism coming,socialism

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We Must Be Racist, Fidel Castro Says So!

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It must be comforting for some liberals that they are in tune with one of the great thug-dictators of all time. Keep thinking it's racism when Obie loses*; perpetuate the myth of racism and you nourish the blind stupidity that defines so many Obama supporters.

Castro: Racism in US keeps many away from Obama
HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro says a "profound racism" in the United States will stop millions from voting for Barack Obama in next month's presidential election.

See the Debra J. Saunders commentary titled "Playing the Race Card". She explains quite effectively how the "race card" is being employed now. Here's some quotes:
The race card is back. After Tuesday night's debate, Washington party-crossover dean David Gergen announced it was "too early" to declare victory for Democrat Barack Obama, not because the election is a month away, but because "Obama is black."....her (Palin's reference to the Obama/Ayers association) attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret."....I don't think Obama and Ayers were pals so much as co-believers of a trendy left-leaning and standards-hostile philosophy on education...And, Ayers is white. So it's hard to figure out how the AP writer construed Palin's remarks as "racially tinged," unless you see race in absolutely everything....According to a Time poll, 43 percent of white men and 48 percent of white women say they will vote for Obama, while 97 percent of black voters support Obama....there is something incongruous in examining the racism in a group that plans on voting more than 40 percent for a candidate of a different color, while ignoring a bloc expected to vote within its color lines almost exclusively....the American voter has demonstrated a conservative streak when it comes to the country's commander in chief. The American electorate has not bestowed more than 50 percent of the popular vote on the Democratic nominee since 1976 when Jimmy Carter won the White House for one term.
*Did you catch James Carville's remark the other day: "if Obama is ahead by 5 points on E day and loses; it's gonna be traumatic" Was he talking riots here?

Tags: race card,playing race card,fidel castro,campaign 08,barack obama,race politics,castro cites u.s. racism

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Left Hates Free speech (by Conservatives)

A new Michael Barone commentary today takes the left to task for its obvious disdain for free speech when it's conservatives doing the speaking. The article, The Coming Obama Thugocracy mentions many attempts to stifle contrarian views, research, and speech.
(Obama said)I want you to argue with them and get in their face." Actually, Obama supporters are doing a lot more than getting into people's faces. They seem determined to shut people up.

In several instances Obama supporters have threatened criminal prosecution against those who dared to mention Obama's association with various radicals.
....in St. Louis. ,...the Obama campaign called for a criminal investigation of the American Issues Project when it ran ads highlighting Obama's ties to Ayers.

Barone's conclusion:
Obama supporters who found the campuses congenial and Obama himself, who has chosen to live all his adult life in university communities, seem to find it entirely natural to suppress speech that they don't like and seem utterly oblivious to claims that this violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment. In this campaign, we have seen the coming of the Obama thugocracy, suppressing free speech, and we may see its flourishing in the four or eight years ahead.
Tags: obama thugocracy,conservative speech suppressed,michael barone,free speech,

Friday, October 10, 2008

Breaking News: Ayers Rehabilitated!

This just in. Barack Obama latest explanation about his long term relationship with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers: "I assumed he had been rehabilitated"

h/t RadioViceOnline

Tags: weather underground,william ayers,barack obama,obama ayers connection,ayers rehabilitated,campaign 08,

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Magazine for Man Who Wishes He'd Done More!

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da Bomb!

h/t ConservativePunk
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Monday, October 06, 2008

America, This is What a Feminist Looks Like!

A ringing endorsement of Sarah Palin from Los Angeles National Organization for Women (NOW) President Shelly Mandel:
Powerful endorsement folks! You Tube here; excerpts follow:

"I am happy to be here....I am speaking not on behalf of NOW but as an individual....I was there in 1984....for Geraldine Ferraro, and I am here today proud to support Sarah Palin....a woman who will fight for women's rights...a woman who will fight for the middle class, a woman, who Lord knows, will shake things up....I am a life long Democrat..I don't agree with Gov. Palin on several issues....she's gonna work on persuading John McCain on ANWAR and I'm gonna try persuading her on things of my own...but... I know Sarah Palin cares about woman's rights, she cares about equality, she cares about equal pay, she cares about children, and she cares about women's lives...she's an athlete and she knows what Title 9 did for girls like her...change must come to Washington and Sarah Palin has what it takes to lead that charge....I believe she is courageous..I believe she has integrity...and I know Sarah Palin is a reformer who will break up the old boy network....buck the system and get Washington back on our side...it is an honor to call her sister...America. this is what a feminist looks like!"
h/t RadioViceOnline
h/t wizbang
Tags:radioviceonline,sarah palin,shelly mandel,los angeles now,now,national organization for women,women's rights,john mccain,democrats for palin,palin feminist,campaign '08,women for palin

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Fannie Mae: Slush Fund for Demorats....


The History of a Financial Disaster


  • Fannie Mae is a GSE (Govt. Sponsored Entity) regulated by Congress.
  • Fannie Mae buys mortgages from other companies.
  • It is backed by the taxpayers for all losses, but keeps all profits.
  • President Clinton loosens Home Loan Requirements.


  • Banks begin making thousands of bad loans,0 down, no documentation, for 120%! (1998 – 2008).
  • Executives at Fannie receive huge bonuses if loan targets are met.
  • Franklin Raines and Jamie Garelick from the Clinton Administration are appointed to run Fannie Mae.


  • President Bush proposes a new oversight committee to clean up Fannie Mae, but Democrats derail the effort.

          • Rep. Melvyn Watt, (D-NC) Committee on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit. stated, “I don’t see much other than weakening the bargaining power poorer families to get affordable housing.”

1999 - 2004

  • Raines earns $100 million in bonuses.
  • Garelick earns $75 million in bonuses.
  • In 2004, Enron collapses, congress investigates, Executives Skilling & Lay go to jail, for fraudulent bookkeeping.
  • Congress responds with the Sorbanes-Oxley Act, more heavy regulation of corporations.


  • An OMB investigation finds massive fraudulent bookkeeping at Fannie Mae.
  • False numbers triggered executive bonuses every year.
  • Congress holds no hearings, no one goes to jail, or is punished.
  • WHY NOT?

1999 -2005

  • Fannie Mae gives millions to Democratic causes, examples: Jesse Jackson & ACORN.
  • Fannie Mae pays millions to 354 congressmen and senators, from both parties.
  • Who got the most money?

Top 4 Recipients

#1 Sen. Christopher Dodd, (D-CT) Chairman of the Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Committee

#2 Sen. Barack Obama, (D-IL)

Federal Financial Management Committee

Top 4 Recipients

#3 Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-NY)

Chairman of the Finance Committee

#4 Rep. Barney Frank, (D-MA)

Chairman of the House Financial Services Committe


  • Franklin Raines & top execs are forced to resign from Fannie Mae.
  • They do not go to jail.
  • There is no media “perp. walk.”
  • They keeps all of their bonuses
  • They finally pay $31.4 million in civil fines.


  • The Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act is sponsored by:

#325 Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ)

Armed Services, & Commerce, Science, & Transportation

“If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.”


  • None of the top 4 recipients support the legislation.
  • The reform act is blocked by Democrats, never even making it out of committee.
  • None of the politicians return any of the money, tainted by fraud.


  • Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac go bankrupt and the govt. takes them over completely.
  • Lehman Brothers, goes bankrupt from investing in bad mortgages.
  • AIG get $85 million in loan guarantees, after insuring bad loans & projects.
  • Taxpayers will ultimately pay BILLIONS.


  • Franklin Raines is now an advisor to the Obama Campaign which wants the govt. to take over more of the economy.
  • Did government involvement in the mortgage market work out?
  • How will even MORE government involvement make it better? Do you want to be Sweden?
  • McCain favors revising regulations & loan standards, selling off Fannie & Freddie.


  • Congressional Record, 5/25/06
  • “Hannity & Colmes,” Fox News, 9/16-9/17/08
  • Herald Tribune, 4/18/08
  • New York Times, 9/13/03
  • www. govtrack.com, 9/17/08

Prof. Dennis Jantz, 2008

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