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Obama IS the (MSM’s) messiah

Here’s the obligatory “Nope…no liberal media bias!” intro to this AP photo:

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February 28, 2008 Posted by | media bias, Obama | 6 Comments

NYT: McCain can’t be prez, since he’s not natural-born American

Not content to having p#ssed off 2/3 of Americans with their “heavy-on-innuendo, light-on-evidence” unsubstantiated hit piece against Johnny Mac, the Old Gray Hag decided to further undermine what shards of credibility may have remained.  From the NYT:

The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming.Mr. McCain’s likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a “natural-born citizen” can hold the nation’s highest office.

Almost since those words were written in 1787 with scant explanation, their precise meaning has been the stuff of confusion, law school review articles, whisper campaigns and civics class debates over whether only those delivered on American soil can be truly natural born. To date, no American to take the presidential oath has had an official birthplace outside the 50 states.

“There are powerful arguments that Senator McCain or anyone else in this position is constitutionally qualified, but there is certainly no precedent,” said Sarah H. Duggin, an associate professor of law at Catholic University who has studied the issue extensively. “It is not a slam-dunk situation.”  (Um…yeah, it is.  They were naturally born American citizens from the moment they emerged from the womb, so I’m sorry to say, it is a “slam-dunk” deal! – Ed.)

How’s that, kids?  You were born unto parents while they were stationed at a military base on foreign soil?  According to the Hag, that sucks for you if you want to be prez one day.  Sure, an anchor baby popped out in an El Paso hospital from criminal aliens can one day be the leader of the free world, but not you military brats!

As Capt. Ed shows, though, the intent was made perfectly clear three years later:

The Founding Fathers recognized this. They passed a bill in 1790, three years after the adoption of the Constitution, which made clear that “natural born” applied to children born of American citizens “outside the limits of the United States”. That law remains in effect and has never been challenged. At the least, it speaks to the intent of the founders when they used the term “natural born” in the Constitution.

Of course, this information just now came to light, never mind the fact the dude has been around for 70+ years and that the NYT endorsed him in the primaries.  If this isn’t desparation from a hopelessly leftist rag that was once a semi-respected news outlet, then Obama is a proud member of the NRA.

February 28, 2008 Posted by | McCain, media bias | 7 Comments

Obama knocks NAFTA but tells the Canucks not to worry about it

Canuckistan likes NAFTA.  Barry O says he doesn’t.  But Osamabama wants to curry favor with the Canucks, so he gets a little disingenuous about it.  Details:

Barack Obama has ratcheted up his attacks on NAFTA, but a senior member of his campaign team told a Canadian official not to take his criticisms seriously, CTV News has learned.Both Obama and Hillary Clinton have been critical of the long-standing North American Free Trade Agreement over the course of the Democratic primaries, saying that the deal has cost U.S. workers’ jobs.

Within the last month, a top staff member for Obama’s campaign telephoned Michael Wilson, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, and warned him that Obama would speak out against NAFTA, according to Canadian sources.

The staff member reassured Wilson that the criticisms would only be campaign rhetoric, and should not be taken at face value. 

Either Obama doesn’t believe NAFTA sucks but is willing to say it solely to appease the great unwashed that is the Democrat base; or he does believe NAFTA sucks and is lying to the collective faces of Canuckistan so as not to p#ss them off.  Either way, that makes him a demagogue and very disingenuous…a “liar”, if you will.

February 28, 2008 Posted by | Canucks, hypocrisy, Obama | 5 Comments

French think that nearly 100 million jihadis no big whoop

Considering the Frogs are known for their well-honed surrender techniques, this should come as no surprise.  But Abe Greenwald tears them a new one:

A new Gallup poll is being touted as a “challenge” to western misperceptions of Islam. The survey was done on three continents and took six years to complete, and as the French news agency AFP reports, we’ve all been a little alarmist over here: “About 93 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims are moderates and only seven percent are politically radical, according to the poll, based on more than 50,000 interviews.”

Seven percent of 1.3 billion leaves us with . . . 91 million radical Islamists. And to think we were concerned! That piddling handful is nothing that can’t be taken care of with a little dialogue, a few billion in American aid, and some proper education. I’m feeling audaciously hopeful.

But, wait, what’s this? “The radicals are better educated, have better jobs, and are more hopeful with regard to the future than mainstream Muslims,” said John Esposito, who authored the book Who Speaks for Islam.

Oh well.

One shouldn’t cherry-pick facts to fit an agenda. The study does say that radicals “believe in democracy even more than many of the mainstream moderates do.” But does anyone really think we’re operating with a consistent definition of democracy here? The Muslim Brotherhood, for example, makes claims to be democratic, yet its leaders-for-life are not elected, the organization boasts a doctrine of female subordination, and it calls for the death of apostates. Kind of a big-government democracy, I suppose.

Dalia Mogahed, Esposito’s co-author, says, “A billion Muslims should be the ones that we look to, to understand what they believe, rather than a vocal minority.” How right she is. We need to find out from one billion rational human beings why they largely refuse to stand up for humanity and dignity instead of cowering in the face of fascist thugs. They’re the only Westerners this study challenges. 

Freakin’ Frogs.

February 28, 2008 Posted by | France, religion of peace | 1 Comment

13 bloodthirsty camelhumping jihadists killed in Pakistan

A baker’s dozen falafel-crusted weirdbeards have died due to scurvy and robot attack planes…but mostly robot attack planes.  From Pakistan:

Waziristan, 28 Feb. (AKI) – A deadly airstrike early on Thursday in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal area that reportedly killed 13 Islamist militants was carried out by an unmanned United States predator plane, according to Pakistan’s Geo TV news.

US forces, who are operating in neighbouring Afghanistan, have fired missiles at militants on the Pakistani side of the border several times in recent years.

In late January, one of al-Qaeda’s senior commanders, Abu Laith al-Libi, was killed by a missile believed to have been fired by a US pilotless drone. 

Enjoy those raisins, Mohammed.

February 28, 2008 Posted by | religion of peace | 1 Comment

U.N. stiffs naive humanitarian tycoon $50 million

Why do I call the guy naive?  Read the intro of the story, and note the emphasis:

Kahraman Sadikoglu remembers the day in May 2003 when a U.N. agency asked him to move forward with a business deal that would make the world a better place — and help him earn a tidy profit.

“I was very proud to be working for the U.N., because the U.N. is the best in the world, and it solves the problems,” the Turkish shipping tycoon said in a recent interview. “I thought we were going to help the Iraqi people.”

Sadikoglu was asked by the U.N. to clear from the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr several sunken ships that were blocking this major supply artery into the war-torn country.

But nearly five years later, the colorful billionaire insists he’s out more than $50 million — with the meter running on another $100,000 a day in interest and expenses — and has been blocked from providing life-saving aid by the very agency charged with overseeing the project, the U.N. Development Program, or UNDP.

That’s not all. Dozens of crew members living on a virtual armada of Sadikoglu’s salvage ships — nine in all — remain stuck in limbo at an Iraqi port, unofficially held hostage, he claims, in a stalemate the UNDP seems uninterested in or unable to resolve.

Corruption, deceipt, and sleaziness. The United Nations: more useless than non-alcoholic beer in a Kennedy refrigerator.

February 28, 2008 Posted by | corruption, United Nations | 2 Comments

McCain mocks Obama on the threat we face

Nothing like a little red meat for the base, especially if it shows what a lightweight Barry O is.  From The Weekly Standard:

Obama at last night’s debate:

“As commander in chief, I will always reserve the right to make sure that we are looking out for American interests. And if al-Qaida is forming a base in Iraq, then we will have to act in a way that secures the American homeland and our interests abroad.”

McCain today on the trail in Texas:

“When you examine that statement, it’s pretty remarkable,” McCain told a crowd in Tyler, Texas.

“I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It’s called ‘al-Qaida in Iraq,’” McCain said, drawing laughter at Obama’s expense.

Of course, Obama doesn’t say he’d send troops back into Iraq, only that he’d “act in a way that secures the American homeland and our interests abroad.” It’s a euphemism for ‘I might not do a damn thing,’ and it plays fine with a Democratic audience–but in the general? Maybe not so much…

McCain led Obama among likely voters in yesterday’s USA Today/Gallup poll, and now the Los Angeles Times has McCain beating Obama among registered voters, “with voters giving McCain far higher marks when it comes to experience, fighting terrorism and dealing with the situation in Iraq.” I tend to think this kind of back and forth will only serve to widen that gap in perception.

Update: McCain adds in a just released statement:

Where is the audacity of hope when it comes to backing the success of our troops all the way to victory in Iraq? What we heard last night was the timidity of despair. Our allies deserve better, our soldiers deserve better, and so do the American people.” 

Odd that you’ve never heard of al-Qaida in Iraq, Osamabama.  One would think that turning on the TV, opening a fishwrap, or an occasional trip to the Senate floor would have given you a heads-up on AQI’s existence.

February 28, 2008 Posted by | defeatism, Iraq, McCain, Obama | 16 Comments