Should Michelle Obama be in Hawaai with her husband in his time of need when his grandmoter is dying. I mean she supposedly raised him so she would be just like his mother. Would you be there with your husband or is it more important to be in Ohio making speeches for Obama instead. It is bad enough Obama's half brother lives in a 6'x9' shack in Africa with no help from Obama, but I would think the dying of someone who raised you is more important than missing a few days on the campaign trail. Ladies, would you be there with your husband?
I am in Illinois and have watched Obama since 1995. This guy has done virtually nothing for Illinois or the district he represented in the State Senate from 1995 to 2005. Englewood is a 40,000 people south side neighborhood that Obama did his community organizing in. I heard him once say he made the South Side safer because of his efforts. Well between 1997&2007 there have been 700 murders in Englewood alone. It always leads the whole state in crime stats. In 2001 Obama got $100,000 grant to turn a large junk filled vacant lot into a landscaped garden. Well the garden was never built. The money ended up in the pocket of one of his campaign workers. At least 20,000 of it did. The 80,000 is still missing. The Illinois Attorney General is investigating but she is a Democrat. The national media refuses to talk about this. On 160 important state issues Obama did not bother to vote. The 50 million he got from Anneberg to improve Chicago Schools was a joke. Most of the money went to alternative schools like the Peace School, the African Studies School and other crazy schools like that. I'm not kidding. I could go on and on. Obama will be another Jimmy Carter since their policies are quite a bit alike. If he didn't do a thing in Illinois besides talk a good game, he is not going to do a damn thing for America.
It is bad enough that the 20 million or so illegals in this country are committing crimes, putting hospitals in Los Angeles in bankruptcy and getting benefits from our welfare system, but now they are going to get medical insurance also? Imagine Americans waiting in line for an operation and a half dozen illegals are ahead of you. Also a closer look at his tax plan would increase the social security tax of a working married couple with average income jobs like school teachers to $150 a month.
If character matters to you, then please vote for McCain. What the media is not telling you about him is when he was captured in Viet Nam, the Viet Cong offered to let him out of the prison camp right away because his father was an Admiral. McCain refused any special treatment and if other pilots who were shot down were not let go, then he was not going either. So he ended up being a prisoner for five more years. How many people would do that?
Is there any doubt the media was responsible Obama's success?
I have never heard anyone talk so much without saying anything. Did anyone catch Obama's comment about how he campaigned in 57 states? If McCain said that, that would be played every 15 minutes on the news.
Taxing the rich more sounds good. But his tax plan to raise Capital Gains taxes is insane. First of all it will effect just about every American who sells a house or property. It will effect everyone who owns stocks. There are a lot of middle class Amreicans who buy stocks online. It will also effect every worker who has a pension fund, since the funds these pension plans investments would be taxed almost double the current rate. So his claims that only the wealthy will pay more and the middle class less is nonsense. All you have to do is go back 8 years or so when the Capital Gains were lowered and it resulted in more revenue for the government and was a huge success for everyone. I could write another three pages on this subject, but...
I'm just wondering if there is the crime, rape, looting and murder in these flooded cities as was the case in New Orleans. I realize these cities are smaller but is the news not reporting it...or is it just not happening?
I can't believe what I am watching on Fox and other cable news channels on what goes on and what is said in black churches. Living in Chicago I know Father Flager, a catholic priest, is a nut case. He has been in the newspapers and on local TV news for the last 15 years in Chicago with his craziness. I wasn't surprised me at what he said last Sunday at Trinity Church. But the reaction from the church going audience jumping, clapping and cheering every white bashing statement is beyond belief. We seen the same thing when Rev Wright was doing his white bashing sermons. Does this concern or bother anyone else? I thought church was to pray and worship. Not preach hate.
As far as Flager is concerned, this is another one of Obama's friends. Obama did the neighborhood organizing thing with him. He got Flager government grants for his neighborhood programs of over $100,000 dollars a few times either from the State of Illinois or the Federal Government. Obama listed Flager as one of his spiritual advisors and provided him with spiritual inspiration when he was running for office in Illinois. If anyone hasn't seen Father Flager's rant at trinity church, you can find it on UTube
I see Hillary talking about gas prices and how she will go after the oil companies. You've been in the Senate for how many years now? You voted against every Anwar and off shore drilling bill. You voted against nuclear power plants. it was your party who said your party has an energy bill if the Democrats took control of Congress. Where is it? I heard Robert Kennedy Jr talking about the American people must conserve oil use. Buy smaller cars etc. Yet he flies on a gas guzzling private jet everywhere and rides in a gas guzzling limo. Al Gore is the biggest phony. He preaches conservation, clean air and alternative energy yet he has a private jet and limo also. To waste all that jet fuel to fly Gore and a few of his friends around the country is a joke. The republicans are just as bad. Why do the oil companies have to make 40 billion in profits a year? Is it time to regulate them? The oil companies claim they need this money to find new oil. Yet 9 out of 10 oil leases go undrilled because of the enviromentalists.
I constanly hear from democrats and the democratic talking heads on cable news about Bush and Cheney being oil men. Thus, part of the reason oil prices are ruining our economy by raising the price of all goods we consume. Before the Democrats took control of Congress, oil prices were $56 dollars a barrel. Now it is $137 dollars a barrel.
Rev. Wright who has been the topic of every new show for the past month is building a million dollar plus home in one of the nicer Chicago Suburbs. It has a four car garage, an elevator, a gym and looks like a mansion according to the pictures in the newspaper. They estimated cost to build the house from the value stated on the building permit. In other words, the village asks the builder to estimate costs. Then they base their permit fees on that amount. So builders always underestimate that amount. Just in seeing pictures of the house, it is worth quite a bit more. My problem is all these poor people who donated to the church for 20 years. This is what their money went for? A mansion for Rev. Wright? Where did he get all this money on a pastors salary? A house this size will be subject to 15,000 to 20,000 dollars a year property taxes based on property tax comparisions in Cook County. Where is he going to get that money? I find it amusing that Wright is moving into a white suburb considering his ranting and raving about white America. There are two area's he could have choosen to live if he has such a problem with white America. Hyde Park a beautiful mixed area of Chicago with old mansions along Lake Michigan. The same area Obama lives in. Country Club Hills an upscale mostly black suburb of expensive beautiful homes. Of course Wright can live where he wants, but I find this so hypocritical of him.
The Supreme Court ruled against President Bush this week as Bush tried to get or order Texas to give a new hearing to Jose Medelin. Medelin is an illegal from Mexico who was convicted of a brutal gang rape and violent murder of 14 yar old Jennifer Ertman and 16 year old Elizabeth Pena in the mid 90's. He has been on death row ever since. The Mexican government and the international court are protesting Jose's sentence saying he was never given a chance to consult with the Mexican Consulate. So Bush sides with Mexico against his own home state and tries to order a new hearing on this case. Texas refused, thus it went to the Supreme Court. Bush lost. It is bad enough that Bush pardon's his buddies and refuses to step in on the two border guards fiasco. Both are still in jail for shooting a drug dealer in the butt smuggling 800 pounds of pot. Or his trying to push through the sale of one of our large east coast shipping ports that bring in those shipping containers to a so called friendly Arab nation, two times. Now he is taking the side of an illegal criminal guilty of rape and murder of two teenage girls? And I voted for this idiot.
Fox News, You Tube and the Chicago news media is playing tapes of Obama's pastor's sermons which are being called racist. You can see his racist rantings on You Tube. You be the judge. This is the Pastor that married Obama and baptized his kids. Obama has been going to this church with this racist pastor making racist speeches for 20 years. It is not like Obama went for a year or so and said this guy is a racist and then go out and find another church. Obama said this guy was his spiritual advisor. I am wondering if the CNN and MSNBC will be airing these tapes with the same vigor as the did with the McCain so called affair story. Depite the fact that there wasn't any evidence at all.
Every week or so I see some guy or student converting a gasoline car or diesel truck into a vehicle that can run on hydrogen, cooking oil like Mazolla, or some form of alcohol. There was one guy who actually went around in his town to all the resturants collecting their old frying oil and using that to run his vehicles.
The last guy I seen on CNN did it out of his garage at home. He ran his whole farm, cars trucks and tractors on hydrogen and had the storage tanks and the production facility in his barn. Brazil which may or may not be considered a third world country has been using vehicles that run on almost 100% ethynol made from sugar cane for 10 or 15 years now. They use sugar cane because it produces twice the ethynol as corn, which would bring the cost way down since it would double the output. The politicians excuse is that the costs are prohibative to make a major switch at this time. Yet Brazil did it and one of the European countries has actually begun putting Hydrogen pumping stations on one of its main highways. Where is the push by our politicians to end our dependancy on foreign oil? How about the strain on our economy with these high oil prices. It effects every every product we buy from plane tickets to items on the shelves in the stores. Yet these idiots in Washington allow the oil companies to make record profits which is bad enough. But our politicians allow the middle east to hold us hostage at the same time making the heads of state and their relatives billionaires ten times over again.