More Niceties from the LEFT … Jon Stewart to Sarah Palin, “F#@& You” … No Negativity from the LEFT Colin Powell

 

Colin Powell best look up in the dictionary the definition of  the word “inclusive.”

Sadly enough in the end to some one who was once respected by many, Colin Powell can only see hate and negativity on one side through his own rose colored glasses. Powell has said that his decision to back Obama is not about race, really? Who is Powell kidding that his decision is about the negative turn of McCain campaign, back in September Powell made the following comment … “Colin Powell, the first African-American Secretary of State, said this afternoon that electing an African-American US president would be “electrifying” for the world …”

Because this is average, play nice, non-negative coverage of politics from the Left … Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” tells Sarah Palin “F%#k You”.  You a wit and vocabulary you have Jon Stewart. Sorry Mr. Stewart is you think that the pro-America part of the country does not include you. Do you have a guilty conscience? How ironic and ridiculous that an elitist like Stewart would become so offended that rural America is referred to as pro-America when Stewart makes a living trivializing small town America and the people who live there and referring to anyplace that is not where high browed city folk live as “the woods”.

Speaking to a college audience in Boston, Mass. Friday, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart used his stand-up routine to respond to Sarah Palin’s comments about “pro-America” parts of the country, shedding the profanity restrictions that govern his Comedy Central show.

“She said that small towns, that’s the part of the country she really likes going to because that’s the pro-America part of the country. You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly: [expletive] you,” Stewart said to raucous applause.

Palin addressed a North Carolina fund-raiser Thursday night saying, “We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe…that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation.”

I guess Colin Powell in endorsing Barack Obama missed that meanness and negativity, conveniently enough. Colin Powell stated that “he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat’s “ability to inspire” and the “inclusive nature of his campaign.” I guess the Obama campaign and its surrogates like John Lewis calling McCain & Palin segregationalists like George Wallace and playing the race card at every opportunity is some how not mean spirited in Powell’s eyes and an attempt at being inclusive. Talk about making excuses.

Powell said he was concerned about what he characterized as a recent negative turn of Republican candidate Sen. John McCain’s campaign, such as the campaign’s attempts to tie Obama to former 1960s radical Bill Ayers.

“I think that’s inappropriate. I understand what politics is about — I know how you can go after one another, and that’s good. But I think this goes too far, and I think it has made the McCain campaign look a little narrow. It’s not what the American people are looking for,” he said.

How absolutely sad that anyone would think that inclusiveness meant calling people racists who did not agree with Barack Obama. It does not get any more divisive than that.



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    71 Responses to “More Niceties from the LEFT … Jon Stewart to Sarah Palin, “F#@& You” … No Negativity from the LEFT Colin Powell”

    1. Richard on October 20th, 2008 6:56 am

      Given that comment by Jon Stewart (whoever he is) at what purports to be an institution of learning, any college or similar organization that asks him to speak again should be censured.

      What makes his comments of interest, anyway … the fact that he has a TV show? Once again, celebrity has become the common currency in our culture.

    2. Ron on October 20th, 2008 7:46 am

      What makes Stewart run? Is it that he got where he’s at by being intelligent, no, by being “funny” at other peoples expense, no, but by being foul mouthed and demonstrating everything that is wrong with this country. “Entertainers” who have real problems with their own sordid lives need to leave the real world to the intelligent and stop using their outlets to dispense their own opinions.

    3. SUPER DAVE on October 20th, 2008 8:05 am

      WHO IS JOHN STEWART ? A NOBODY.

    4. Mike on October 20th, 2008 8:08 am

      I thinks its funny how Powell and others critize McCain for being negative and state that Obama isn’t. They haven’t figured out that the reason Obama doesn’t use more negative ads is because he has the MSM doing it for him….look at recent stories from the NY Times and others about Cindy McCain. How about the one where they said McCain had an affair with a Lobbyist…thats not only a negative attack but an outright lie.

      McCain has to air Ads about Dubious Obama ties and policies because the MSM just won’t even try.

    5. katablog.com on October 20th, 2008 8:48 am

      I’m convinced that we only see and hear what we want to see and hear.

      I don’t understand why it’s “negative” or a “personal attack” to merely tell people the truth about their candidate and his relationships.

      If McCain was attacking Obama’s children, only running negative information about Michelle or things in Obama’s life which have nothing to do with being president – I could see how that would be negative and unfair.

      But bring up long standing relationships with people who also have political agendas is indeed important to the American voter. It tells them important details about the candidate and what his administration might look like.

    6. nurturer on October 20th, 2008 9:10 am

      The left is afraid of Sarah Plain. It’s that simple.

    7. Michelle on October 20th, 2008 9:53 am

      What’s really said is the number of people in this country that listen to the likes of Jon Stewart & Madonna. That is downright ignorance. I can’t believe that Colin Powell (who I used to have much respect for)is actually endorsing Obama. Can he not see what is happening? How can he claim the McCain campaign is negative but the Obama campaign isn’t? Blinded my race…That’s it exactly what it is. Remember when Howard Stern did his little experiment in Harlem? They took McCain’s political view & ideas and said they were Obama’s and asked the people why they were voting for Barrack, was it because he is pro-life? and they agreed, they asked them if they had a problem with Palin being Vice President if Obama is elected president. These people don’t have a clue what Obama stands for they are just voting because he’s black. That my friends is truly sad.

    8. ldstlou on October 20th, 2008 9:59 am

      Obama/Biden vs McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around?…..think about it. Would the country’s collective point of view be different?

      Ponder the following:

      What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the

      stage, including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?

      What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard

      Law Review?

      What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his

      graduating class?

      What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a

      divorcee?

      What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?

      What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?

      What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?

      What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

      What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)

      What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

      What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?

      What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?

      What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?

      What if Michelle Obama’s family had made its money

      from beer distribution?

      What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?

      You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?

      This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes, and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another.

      Educational Background:

      Barack Obama:

      Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a

      Specialization in International Relations.

      Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

      Joseph Biden:

      University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in

      Political Science. Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)

      vs.

      John McCain:

      United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899

      Sarah Palin:

      Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester

      North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study

      University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism

      Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester

      University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism

      Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.

    9. Michelle on October 20th, 2008 10:12 am

      I’ve made my call and it’s McCain/Palin. I do not and I repeat do not want a socialist President. I don’t give a rats ass what school the man graduated from,he’s still a liar and does not represent this Country, he represents himself.

    10. caesu on October 20th, 2008 10:17 am

      Palin called parts of America pro-America and more patriotic than others.

      She is been negative to entire groups of people, entire geographical parts of the country.

      strategy is to call liberals, left-wing – less patriotic, anti-America.
      and conservatives, right-wing – more patriotic, pro-America.

      of course that is very offensive.
      and dangerous.
      Palin is NOT putting Country First – she dividing up the country.

      Jon Stewart tells only her to F#$%K OFF.
      and rightly so.

      this “Straight Talk To Nowhere Express” is going down a cliff in flames.
      and some in there don’t even see it.

    11. BUN on October 20th, 2008 10:52 am

      With all due respect…”and to you Jon Stewart and the horse you rode in on!!!”

    12. Brenda in Virginia on October 20th, 2008 11:15 am

      Education has nothing to do with integrity OR common sense. All to many people simply view their education as a way to be programmed to do a job or perform a service.

      Did you know Einstein flunked out of math? It’s true! Yet, he was what he was…naturally talented and bright.

      I’ve seen no talent or brilliance out of Obama OR Biden, so I’ll be voting MCCain/Palin.

    13. Cinderella on October 20th, 2008 11:22 am

      COLIN POWELL = TURNCOAT!

    14. MBS on October 20th, 2008 11:47 am

      This is a very well thought out article in the Philadelphia Bulletin about the problems with Obama’s candidacy, I’ve clipped a portion of it below:

      http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20170433&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8
      “When Sen. Barack Obama isn’t reading from a teleprompter or a script prepared by his handlers, the truth starts coming out…in small doses. That’s what happened with Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher. Joe asked Obama about his plans for raising taxes on small business, and the great one replied, “Its not that I want to punish your success; when you spread the wealth around it is good for everyone.”

      Spreading wealth around is right out of Sen. Obama’s socialist playbook, and is central to his extremist, radical, left wing, liberal, socialist agenda. No, Sen. Obama, spreading wealth is not good for everyone. It may be good for the Democratic Party, which sees its Robin Hood tactics as a way to win votes, as a way to extend the welfare state, as a way to rob Peter to pay Paul, and as a way to follow the failed European model favored by leftists. But spreading wealth around is not good for the American economy. It is just a piece of the constant tax, spend, regulate, and grow government approach of the Democratic Party, which kills jobs, slows the economy, increases the deficit, and punishes and penalizes success. Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy were tax-cutters and proved that’s the way to a stronger economy. Herbert Hoover and Barack Obama are advocates of tax increases and trade restrictions in tough economic times. Hoover gave us the first Great Depression and Sen. Obama may be on the road to producing the second (if, God forbid, he should be elected).”

    15. da_wench on October 20th, 2008 11:53 am

      Interesting that one particular part of America that Palin thinks is unAmerican is Virginia. I was stationed at Little Creek, VA for several years and I can tell you that part of the country is anything BUT unAmerican. What an idiot she is.

    16. SUPER DAVE on October 20th, 2008 12:09 pm

      CAESU: has your boy been checked for the three 6′s ? better read Revelations tonight before bedtime . that is if you are a bible reader.

    17. Chaz of the hills on October 20th, 2008 12:26 pm

      It’s hee-larious all you right-wingnuts get so worked up about a COMEDIAN like Jon Stewart.

      It’s ENTERTAINMENT, not serious journalism.

      Has your ability to discern the difference between the two been completely destroyed by countless hours of Fox News?
      Pity.

    18. Michelle on October 20th, 2008 1:15 pm

      What’s hilarious is all you left-wingnuts that will fall hook, line & sinker for the lies the spew forth from Obama’s mouth. I really don’t give a shit what Jon Stewart says, he’s an idiot and I never watch his crappy shows anyway, but after reading what he said, I stick with my original assessment that the man is an asshole. He doesn’t have to agree with what Sarah Palin said but there is no need to tell her to Fuck Off. Maybe he should take his own advice. He needs to shut the hell up. And yes, Sarah Palin is right there are parts of this country that are more Pro America than others, that should be obvious to anyone who doesn’t have their head up Obama’s ass.

    19. da_wench on October 20th, 2008 1:48 pm

      #10 – High five to ya!

      #17 – Couldn’t agree more.

      #18 – Let’s not forget about the right wingers jumping ship and voting for Obama. Colin Powell is no idiot.

    20. caesu on October 20th, 2008 2:07 pm

      @SUPER DAVE 16#

      United States Constitution Article VI, section 3

      …no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

    21. Susy Q on October 20th, 2008 2:25 pm

      I live in Virginia and I voted last week at the registrar’s office on an absentee ballot and it was a breeze only nine people in line and it was quick and easy. Since VA is a battleground state I really dreaded the thoughts of loooong lines. Virginia is encouraging voters to consider voting early and if your states offer early voting you might want to consider it. I sure am glad I voted early.

    22. Sharon Chicago on October 20th, 2008 3:18 pm

      Question: What is America’s first line of missile
      > interceptor defense that
      > protects the entire United States?
      >
      > Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National
      > Guard.
      >
      > Question: What is the ONLY National Guard unit on permanent
      > active duty?
      >
      > Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National
      > Guard
      >
      > Question: Who is the Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile
      > Defense
      > Battalion of Alaska National Guard?
      >
      > Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska
      >
      > Question: What U. S. governor is routinely briefed on
      > highly classified
      > military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism?
      >
      > Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska
      >
      > Question: What U. S. governor has a higher classified
      > security rating than
      > either candidate of the Democrat Party?
      >
      > Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska
      >
      > According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain
      > in February, but
      > nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping
      > secrets. She can be
      > entrusted with our national security, because she already
      > is.
      >
      > Now you DO know!
      >
      >

    23. Ryan on October 20th, 2008 3:27 pm

      ldstlou brings up a good point-

      And what if Obama had called his wife a c*nt in front of reporters, or

      visited Iraq and said it was safe to walk the streets?

      Props to ldstlou for putting Rethugs in their place. Notice how not one of them tried to repudiate the arguement.

      Great success!

    24. Chasey on October 20th, 2008 3:33 pm

      Conservatives do not hold a monopoly on patriotism. Just because we hold different views from others does not mean that one side is “pro” and the other is “anti” this country.

      Our country was founded on the principle of debate…of difference. Jon simply vocalized what people all around the country felt at being told they weren’t living in “pro” America areas. I love my country and I live in a city. My family has a long record of proud military service and a long line of dedicated public school teachers. Don’t tell me we aren’t “pro” America just because we live in a city and happen to disagree with Gov. Palin’s ultra conservative views.

    25. mommytraveler on October 20th, 2008 3:43 pm

      Colin Powell’s decision to back Obama is ALL ABOUT RACE – plain and simple. Just like Oprah’s decision was. It has cost her millions of fans. Now, Obama is saying that Powell will have a position in his administration. Powell sold his sole down the race river and hasn’t looked back at how he became what he WAS yesterday. Today, his credibility is in the toilet – he was one of the major influences in Bush going to war in Iraq – I can still see him testifying about weapons of mass destruction. Is he going to say now that he LIED TO THE MEDIA and Congress?

    26. txchic on October 20th, 2008 3:54 pm

      from wikipedia:

      Jon Stewart was born in New York City[11] to a Jewish family and grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he attended Lawrence High School. His mother, Marian, is an educational consultant and teacher, and his father, Donald Leibowitz, is a physics professor at The College of New Jersey. Stewart was a member of the school band as a French horn player. Stewart has said that he was subjected to considerable harassment from some of his classmates as he was the only Jewish student.[5] He describes himself in high school as “very into Eugene Debs and a bit of a leftist.”[12] He graduated from Lawrence High School third in his class[13] and was voted “Best Sense of Humor.”[14]

      Stewart attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, majoring in psychology and playing on the men’s soccer team.[15] An award titled the “Leibo” is now given out annually in honor of Stewart to the member of the men’s soccer team who experiences the most personal growth and provides the most laughs for his teammates. Stewart was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, but became inactive after six months, objecting to the hazing. Stewart claims he was “miserable” at college.[16]

      After graduating from William and Mary in 1984, Stewart held numerous jobs, including: contingency planner for the New Jersey Department of Human Services, contract administrator for City University of New York, puppeteer for children with disabilities, construction worker, caterer, busboy, shelf stocker at Woolworth’s, assistant soccer coach at a high school, and bartender at a local blue-collar bar, the Franklin Corner Tavern. During part of this time, Stewart roomed with future congressman Anthony Weiner, who, to date, is the only politician to have received campaign donations from the Daily Show host.[17]

      Stewart married Tracey McShane, his girlfriend of four years, in 2000. The couple met on a blind date set up by a production assistant on Stewart’s film, Wishful Thinking.[18][19][20][21]

      On June 19, 2001, Stewart and his wife filed a joint name-change application and legally changed both of their last names to “Stewart.”[22]

      He proposed to his future wife through a personalized crossword puzzle created with the help of Will Shortz, the crossword editor at The New York Times. The couple had their first child, Nathan Thomas Stewart (named after Stewart’s grandfather), on July 3, 2004. Their second child, a daughter, Maggie Rose Stewart, was born on February 4, 2006.[23] They also have a cat named Stanley and two pit bull terriers, Monkey and Shamsky, (named after Art Shamsky).[5]

      In 2004, Stewart spoke at the commencement ceremonies at his alma mater, William and Mary, and was presented with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.[24] Stewart was also the Class Day keynote speaker at Princeton University in 2004. In addition to his interest in soccer, Jon Stewart is also an avid baseball fan; his favorite team is the New York Mets.[25] He describes his political affiliation as independent.[26]

      i’d say that mr. leibowitz has some major issues.

    27. Maggie on October 20th, 2008 7:35 pm

      lol sounds like you are voting for NuN or Priest of the year.

      Obama/Biden vs McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around?…..think about it. Would the country’s collective point of view be different?

      Ponder the following:

      What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter? Wonder how many have been paraded across the floor that’s had abortions? Did you see little JohnJohn during his father’s funeral? Guess Jackie was parading him around. What a load of bs.

      What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard

      Law Review?

      What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his

      graduating class? What if Obama was like Lincoln with 18 months of formal education?

      What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a

      divorcee? Who gives a flying Finelli brothers. Ronald Reagan was divorced.. Maybe it’s better we have one in the White house cheating on his wife with everyone.

      What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards? John McCain’s wife says John is a good guy and she is supporting him for president.

      What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?

      What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization? What if Cindy used marijuana, bought cocaine to use when she had money, and drank underage? Illegal you betcha..Maybe we can track his dealer down.

      What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard? Her resume don’t sound to bad to me.

      Cindy McCain..

      Hensley received a Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Southern California,[3][18] where she was a cheerleader[19][15][dubious – discuss] and joined the socially conservative Kappa Alpha Theta sorority as a freshman.[12][20] She continued on at USC, and received a Master of Arts in special education in 1978.[

      What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.) Watch Democrat Bob Bennett, who investigated Keating talking about John did nothing wrong in that and John is an honest man.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvTMLVe2g3Y

      What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker? What does charismatic and eloquent do with experience? Maybe experienced at reading speeches.

      What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?

      An eloquent speaker? Lots of smooth talking lawyers around.

      What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes? He had a 22 year career in the military..why didn’t they throw him out if he doing things wrong?

      What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem? lol… You think Obama has no anger problem?

      What if Michelle Obama’s family had made its money

      from beer distribution? Some of these questions are hilarious.. What if John Kennedy’s dad made much of his money from Bootlegging. Born to a political family in Boston, Massachusetts, Joseph Kennedy was educated at Boston Latin and Harvard University, and embarked on a career in finance, making a large fortune as a stock market and commodity speculator and by investing in real estate and a wide range of industries, as well as bootlegging. Kennedy consolidated an even larger fortune when his company, Somerset Importers, became the exclusive American agent for Gordon’s Gin and Dewar’s Scotch. …btw who cares! Cindy’s family earned their money the old fashioned way..they worked for it.

      What if the Obamas had adopted a white child? Who would care? too funnyyyyyyyy.. He can adopt a purple child if he wants.

      You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?

      This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes, and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another.

      Educational Background:

      Barack Obama:

      Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a

      Specialization in International Relations.

      Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

      Joseph Biden:

      University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in

      Political Science. Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)

      vs.

      John McCain:

      United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899

      Sarah Palin:

      Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester

      North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study

      University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism

      Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester

      University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism

      she is a college graduate with a Bachelors degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Are you?

      Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.

    28. Michelle on October 20th, 2008 7:41 pm

      “And what if Obama had called his wife a c*nt in front of reporters, or

      visited Iraq and said it was safe to walk the streets?

      Props to ldstlou for putting Rethugs in their place. Notice how not one of them tried to repudiate the arguement.

      Great success!”

      And what if Obama was a citizen of the United States and What if Obama wasn’t a Muslim and What if Obama wasn’t a socialist? What if? What if?

    29. Maggie on October 20th, 2008 7:43 pm

      did you know? Colin Powell testifies to indicted Senator”s good character
      by Greta Van Susteren

      I am in the motorcade waiting…reading the Washington Post and see that Senator Ted Stevens (R) had former Secretary of State Colin Powell vouch for his credibility during his ongoing trial for corruption (the case will likely go to the jury this week.) (By the way, the paper writes that the only senator to sit in the courtroom to show support to Senator Stevens is Senator Larry Craig…as a former defense attorney, I am not so sure I would want that if I were Senator Stevens’ lawyer….but courtrooms are open.)

    30. Maggie on October 20th, 2008 7:56 pm

      Why should we care if the president’s wife once had a prescription pain pill problem? Which she beat?

      Hensley met John McCain in April 1979 at a military reception in Hawaii, not a bar ty very much………………. Not a bar

      Cindy Hensley was named Junior Rodeo Queen of Arizona in 1968.[15][16] She went to Central High School[10] in Phoenix, where she was named Best Dressed as a senior and graduated in 1972.[17][1]

      Hensley received a Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Southern California,[3][18] where she was a cheerleader[19][15][dubious – discuss] and joined the socially conservative Kappa Alpha Theta sorority as a freshman.[12][20] She continued on at USC, and received a Master of Arts in special education in 1978.[3][1] There she participated in a movement therapy pilot program that laid the way for a standard treatment for children with severe disabilities;[18] she published the work Movement Therapy: A Possible Approach in 1978.[21] Declining a role in the family business,[22] she worked for a year as a special education teacher working with children with Down syndrome and other disabilities at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Arizona.

      She founded and ran a non-profit organization, the American Voluntary Medical Team, from 1988 to 1995 that organized trips by medical personnel to disaster-struck or war-torn third-world areas. She continues to be an active philanthropist and serves on the boards of several charitable organizations. It was a non-profit organization that organized trips for doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel to provide MASH-like emergency medical care to disaster-struck or war-torn third-world areas such as Micronesia, Vietnam (before relations were normalized between them and the U.S.

      1988, inspired by a vacation visit four years earlier to substandard medical facilities on Truk Lagoon,[19][15] Cindy McCain founded the American Voluntary Medical Team (AVMT).[3] It was a non-profit organization that organized trips for doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel to provide MASH-like emergency medical care to disaster-struck or war-torn third-world areas such as Micronesia, Vietnam (before relations were normalized between them and the U.S.[19]), Kuwait (arriving five days after the conclusion of the Gulf War[19]), Zaire (to help refuges from the Rwandan genocide[32]), Iraq, Nicaragua, India, Bangladesh and El Salvador.[11][34][35][36][37] She led 55 of these missions over the next seven years,[18] with each being of at least two weeks’ duration.[37] AVMT also supplied treatment to poor sick children around the world.[38] In 1993, Cindy McCain and the AVMT were honored with an award from Food for the Hungry

      In 2000, she became chair of the now $300-million-a-year Hensley & Co.[47] following her father’s death

      She became actively involved with Operation Smile in 2001,[53] taking parts in its trips to Morocco, Vietnam, and India.[53] She was honored by the organization in 2005,[53] and sits on its board of directors.[34] She joined the board of directors of CARE in 2005.[34] She is on the board of the HALO Trust,[34] and has visited operations to remove landmines in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, and Angola.[18] She makes financial contributions to these organizations via her family trust[19] and views her role as watching them in the field to ensure they are frugal and their money is being spent effectively.

    31. Michelle on October 20th, 2008 7:58 pm

      I found this very interesting but I’m sure that you sheep that are being led to slaughter will not care, you are too far gone but just in case there are some that are still reachable. HAVE A LOOK!

      http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=cC54PXA0jG0&feature=related

      Now you decide, is this who you want as Commander-in-Chief?

      Lord Help Us

    32. caesu on October 20th, 2008 8:17 pm

      those ‘what if’ lines are hilarious.

      only thing it shows is that you just can’t get your head around the idea that Barack Hussein Obama will be sitting in the Oval Office in a few months time.

      clearly too much brainwashed with the right-wing talkradio and blogs neo-con-republican propaganda machine.

      one day you might start to realize this.
      or maybe never.

      i honestly hope the GOP can recover from this before the 2010 congressional elections.
      maybe they are going to kick all the right-wing conservatives out and they will form their own fringe party.

      already the likes of Michelle Bachmann are going to be voted out.
      and also this Saxby Chambliss, he might be even worse.

    33. Maggie on October 20th, 2008 8:35 pm

      Remember Obama giving Hillary the finger and trashing her,,, talking about Hillary just like he does John McCain…sounds like propaganda to me.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n31VwNbTIVI

    34. katablog.com on October 20th, 2008 8:57 pm

      All you people against the war should love this one: Biden warns of International Incident if Obama elected

    35. txchic on October 20th, 2008 9:57 pm

      try talking to some of biden’s old college buddies regarding how they feel about him now. it’s an eye opener.

    36. Pat in Alabama on October 20th, 2008 10:12 pm

      #26 txchic

      Jon Stewart is a liar! I graduated from Lawrence High in 1974! There was a large contingent of Jewish students there! It’s smack dab between New York and Philli – 1 hour from each. There are many, many Jewish people in that entire metropolitan area. I had many as friends in high school. Don’t take my word for it, look up the school on classmates.com and look at the names…

      I believe he probably is a leftist, as well as a loser and a whiner.

    37. SUPER DAVE on October 21st, 2008 6:43 am

      won’t matter if osama hussein is in office. socialism will never materialize in this country. he will only be a puppet being told what to do. he has no intelligence what so ever to run this country.
      joe biden will most likely be the idiot behind all the loser ideas.
      just remember democrats, beware of the handshake that hides the snake. a smile is just a frown turned upside down my friend.

    38. MBS on October 21st, 2008 7:23 am

      caesu, I seriously doubt Obama will be sitting in the oval office any time soon. Polls mean nothing in this era of biased media determined to influence the election. Here is a great commentary on how little the polls mean these days.

      http://politicalmavens.com/index.php/2008/10/20/take-this-poll-and-shove-it

      Excerpt:
      “Make no mistake: this is one American who doesn’t give a damn what the polls say. The same media which has made a mockery of accuracy regarding virtually every aspect of this election wouldn’t hesitate to “massage” the polling data in favor of the Anointed One. The same media which blew the calls in the last two presidential elections still haven’t learned their lesson. And though I’m not a fan of schadenfreude, aka finding delight in someone’s else’s misery, the thought of a media stunned into even one day of blessed silence as a result of a McCain victory is impossible to suppress.”

    39. ANewGirl on October 21st, 2008 7:56 am

      Hey, AMERICA !!! A little bit off topic ….but CHECK THIS OUT!

      From Yesterday’s WASHINGTON POST:

      Biden was quoted telling a crowd at a Seattle fundraiser Sunday: “Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.

      “Remember I said it standing here, if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re going to going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

      Biden urged the crowd to stand by Obama when he is elected president, a comment that drew a response from McCain.

      “The next president won’t have time to get used to the office,” McCain said. “We face many challenges here at home, and many enemies abroad in this dangerous world. Just last night, Senator Biden guaranteed that if Senator Obama is elected, we will have an international crisis to test America’s new president. We don’t want a president who invites testing from the world at a time when our economy is in crisis and Americans are already fighting in two wars.”

      Now, to all you BLEEDING HEART LIBERALS who think the Obamasiah is the second coming of Christ and the answers to all of our Nation’s problems—-did you REALLY read those words? Did you hear what Biden said. Strange, but in a way—his HONESTY is REALITY and SHOCKING. Biden is right.
      ALL EYES OF THE WORLD ARE UPON AMERICA NOW—they are waiting…..just waiting. Believe me—Barack Obama stands an EXCELLENT chance of winning this election. Should that be the case- as Biden predicted—WE WILL BE TESTED.

      IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT AMERICA??? Do you want a President in office that clearly sends an international message of, “Hey, let’s sit down and talk about this” Backed up with WHAT?

      I N E X P E R I E N C E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      A young Senator, with less than 350 days served in Congress before he hit the Campaign trail???

      THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!! ENOUGH of this talk about Palin’s “inexperience” !!!!!!!! PLEASE !!!!! She has EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE RUNNING A STATE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! That is more exposure to actually running something tangible that she is solely held accountable for than BARACK OBAMA!!!!

      OK OK—We get it! Lots of “COMMUNITY SERVICE” in corrupt Chicago. Grass Roots BS. Big deal. This is NOT the type of HANDS ON EXPERIENCE we need now in the US- we are winding down at the end of a war- we still have a financial crisis to recover from—-we are , as a NATION

      VULNERABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      VULNERABLE = EASY PREY FOR OUR ENEMIES in more than one climate.

      Electing Obama = EVEN MORE VULNERABLE! Hey!! Look at us ! The United States of America ! Yeah, aren’t we just the melting pot of the world? We were daring enough and 21st Century enough to finally elect our first African-American and White President into Office. Isn’t he marvelous??? He’s handsome, young, nice family- WOW can this man speak so eloquently from his podium. He does have some good ideas…oh, yes—he’s a peacekeeper. He wants to be loved by ALL. IS HE REALISTIC? WHAT ARE THE WORDS HE SPEAKS TO MILLIONS? HIS PROMISES?? HIS SPEECHES?

      REALITY:

      His beautiful, inspirational speeches are written by professionals. His intellect is his own- BUT

      WHAT OF HIS PAST ASSOCIATIONS? AYERS, WRIGHT, REZKO———– ACORNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

      He is a SOCIALIST, people. LOOK IT UP! See how SOCIALISTS govern.

      Is Barack Obama just eye candy? Is he just so lucky to have been in the right place at the right time to have even succeeded to this point?
      Is he the ANSWER RIGHT NOW AMERICA?????????

      Please, just think about it. Many do not like McCain…why? He doesn’t have that personality and perhaps warmth about him. LOOK AT THE MAN-LOOK AT HIS RECORD. Forget his age- forget how the media trys to portray him. MAVERICK? Hell, yes. America’s favorite candidate to ever run for the office of President, Hell-NO! Afraid to kick some serious ass? HELL NO. This man is not just a former POW who sacrificied everything so OTHERS could be set free—-HE IS TOUGH!!!!!!!

      Get it?? TOUGH. No, NOT COWBOY STUPID LIKE GWB. HE IS NOT GWBush! He is John McCain. He is a man who is solid, smart, experienced, knowledgeable, DOES NOT MUCK UP TO THE WASHINGTON INSIDERS—will battle those IN HIS OWN PARTY to achieve—-RESULTS.

      John McCain sends a clear message—the message that brings, me personally- some comfort at night KNOWING my Country is IN THE BEST HANDS POSSIBLE AT THESE TRYING TIMES!

      He will PROTECT ME- MY FAMILY- MY ECONOMY- MY COUNTRY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      COUNTRY FIRST, People! READ JOE BIDEN’s WORDS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL THEY REALLY, REALLY SINK IN. JOE BIDEN IS CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!!

      THE US WILL BE PUT TO THE TEST IMMEDIATELY IF OBAMA IS IN THE OVAL OFFICE.

      DO you REALLY WANT TO PUT US AT THIS RISK? Your Family? Your Jobs? Your financial well being??

      DO NOT BE FOOLED ANY LONGER BY THE OBAMA CHARADE!

      YES ! WE ALL WANT A CHANGE! We are ALL FED UP. We can blame many factors and many people or special interest groups===BOTTOM LINE IS—it took us several years to get here—it will take us several more (MORE THAN 4 or 8) TO EVEN GET OUT OF THIS CURRENT SITUATION! ALL THE POLITICAL ANALYSTS are saying it!! NO MATTER WHO gets in- Obama or McCAin—this ONE MAN is NOT, REPEAT NOT going to solve all the problems we are facing in the first 4 yrs. of his constituency! Do we understand this? So! If good common sense prevails—WE, as a Nation under God, for the people- BY THE PEOPLE—have to select

      WHO

      WE

      THINK

      IS

      MOST

      CAPABLE

      OF

      LEADING

      OUR

      NATION

      IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES!

      Read Joe Biden’s words until they REALLY SINK IN.

      Barack Obama WILL BE TESTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Can we afford that risk? NO.

      COUNTRY FIRST! EXPERIENCE FIRST!

      *****McCain/Palin ’08 ****

    40. katablog.com on October 21st, 2008 8:38 am

      Probably the most scary of all is that between Obama and democrat Houses, the USA could be in big doo-doo. Listen to Barney Frank again describe the true Obama tax plan. Another $3 billion or more, but don’t worry, we’ll just tax the “rich” (no definition of who the “rich” are)to get it back.

      Then read about the lasting affects these policies could have on the fabric of American.

      Lastly, I bet those of you who really believe that “spreading the wealth” is not a bad thing, to do a little study about every single country that has tried socialism. See how their people live – I guarantee you, it’s not the American Dream but rather the American Nightmare. It’s exactly what our men and women have given their lives to prevent.

    41. Rusty Bridges on October 21st, 2008 8:57 am

      I wonder what Oprah thinks of Obama and his “spread the wealth” ideal? How much will she have to fork over, or are there different rules for friends?

    42. txchic on October 21st, 2008 9:13 am

      #36 pat, that’s too funny. so he’s a typical liberal whiner. (woeth me & all). doesn’t surprise me a bit.

      the colin powell endorsement is nothing unexpected. i think mrs. powell tends to lean left & wears the pants in the family. it’s too bad. he could have had a career that would have exceeded obamas.

    43. nurturer on October 21st, 2008 9:51 am

      #39 – ANewGirl, Of course Obama will be tested. Why do you think Hesbollah is in favor of an Obama win? Al-Queda is licking its chops too.

      Perhaps another question needs to be asked:

      Whom do you think terrorist organizations, such as Al_Queda and Hesbollah would rather deal with? Think of it. Free drivers licenses for illegal aliens, like Mohammad Atta, will be a welcome relief for them.

      WE ARE, AFTERALL, AT WAR.

      Which candidate would be poison to the agenda of such organizations? An ex-military President who runs under ‘COUNTRY FIRST’, which reflects confidence, or, a junior senator President who runs under “Change We Can Believe In”, indicating presumed inner conflict.

      McCain has been tested under REAL stress and duress. Life threatening. Perhaps our democratic counterparts on this board could explain to the rest of us when and where Obama has been tested.

      If they were to answer: “Obama has been tested under the duress of a fully functioning tele-prompter and a complicit debate mediator”, they would not be entirely incorrect.

    44. nurturer on October 21st, 2008 10:07 am

      Just been announced that ‘terror groups are following the election online’.

      SUPRISE! SURPRISE!

    45. SUPER DAVE on October 21st, 2008 11:52 am

      wouldn’t doubt that barry has had contact with all of them. seeing that he blatantly refuses to recognize the American flag & National Anthem. he has a plan other than what he has his poor followers believing.

    46. dennisintn on October 21st, 2008 2:17 pm

      i used to have a lot of confidence in powell until now. i just now heard biden bragging that he had just talked to powell on the phone before this speech he’s giving and that he and obama have talked to him regularly for several months now. surely to god powell wasn’t the “foreign policy” expert that told obama that georgia was just a small insignificant country and should just not overreact. and then that we should immediately refer the problem to the u.n. security council for resolution. if so, he’s lost his mind.
      dennisintn

    47. yoyo muffintop on October 21st, 2008 3:36 pm

      Looks like #39 forgot to take their meds today. Lol.

      You would just never vote for a black guy #39. It’s so obvious.

    48. ANewGirl on October 21st, 2008 4:12 pm

      @#43- Nurturer—-You, Sir are exactly CORRECT.

      On the Mark! Bravo! Excellent point(s) you raise in your post—–hope people are paying attention.

      **McCain/Palin ’08**

    49. ANewGirl on October 21st, 2008 4:22 pm

      #48—YO YO SH**HEAD!!!!!

      Alas, no surprise when you have nowhere else to go—you always come back with that lame “race” issue. Guess I will have to tell you (for about the 1,000th time!) I am in no way, shape or form a racist. I suppose that is why- in the buildings that I own, I have many African-American, Latino, Asian tenants, correct? Because I am such a racist? Stuff it, Yoyo—-I have explained to your ignorant a** time and time again…the color of skin here is UNIMPORTANT. Of course, there are still large pockets of all different kinds of racisim that do exist in our Country- but I assure you- I do NOT subscribe to them or their agenda.

      STICK TO THE ISSUES !!!!!!!!!!! The point of my lengthy post was merely to illustrate that your boy Obama’s VP nom. BIDEN clearly spelled it out for all of AMERICA when he publicly stated the above. Even Biden is smart enough to bring that to America’s attention. He said, MARK MY WORDS.

      Well, pay attention YOYO – get your head out of your ass and finally for once in your life- stop it with the RACISIM BS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I will not vote for Obama for all the reasons above in addition to many more. I also have mentioned and responded personally to your posts before that I like Barack as a human being- there are many things to like about the man. What I do not like, and what I and millions of other Americans fear is EVERYTHING and ANYTHING inbetween that we have been so dilligently talking and posting about since this election.

      Yoyo- I don’t really know why I bother responding to you- you are clearly so tarnished and IGNORANT when it comes to listening or considering ANYTHING OTHER than your own OPINIONS. You are entitled to them, of course. You really just need to stop all the malarky and stick to the FACTS and issues. Oh, by the way- you still owe me an apology for being INCORRECT on Palin and the other comment you said I posted in which I was referring to Jamie Lynn Spears and not Palin’s daughter. Who really cares, you were wrong and as usual – you try your hardest to embarrass people on here and Yoyo- other than that we love pointing out how CLOSE MINDED and RIDICULOUS half of your rants are—-here is the news flash today:

      ON THIS WEBSITE- you are outnumbered. Go take your LIBERAL BLEEDING HEART and bleed and whine somewhere else. You keep coming back either because you just really like all of us Monkeys here or you have nothing better to do than to attempt to stir up the pot, so to speak.

      ********MCcCAIN/PALIN ’08 **********

      COUNTRY FIRST YOYO!!!!!!! SOMETHING YOU HAVE NO CONCEPT OF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    50. InTheKnow on October 21st, 2008 4:25 pm

      #47 – YOUR racist for even bringing it up. #39′s post had nothing to do with race, it was about qualifications of which Senator Obama has none and that cannot be denied.

      However you go right on drinking that left wing extremist liberal kool aid though.

    51. ANewGirl on October 21st, 2008 4:26 pm

      YOYO: By the way- I do not currently take and meds…,,but perhaps you should have your Doctor re-examine what your medication regimen is….tell him he needs to give you something to get you out of your funk.

      You are such a depressing, whining individual who really needs to get some.

      PEACE

      A New Girl from Boston xoxoxo love to you Yoyo nothing but LOVE. lol

    52. Maggie on October 21st, 2008 4:56 pm

      Sorry, but I am still laughing at this post.. As if white people can’t adopt African Americans? If you read up on it…Obama’s mother was white and his father was from Kenya.. Do you have something against white people adopting African American children? Obama’s mother was white.

      ldstlou on October 20th, 2008 9:59 am

      What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?
      Cindy McCain..

      While at Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1991 — as part of AVMT’s assistance team following the 1991 Bangladesh cyclone[35] — she met two infant girls she decided needed to be brought to the United States for medical treatment.[24] She decided to adopt one of the girls (her husband readily agreeing), later named Bridget,[11] and helped coordinate the adoption of the other little girl, named Mickey, for Wes Gullett, a family friend.

      btw Bush attended Yale University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in history in 1968. 1968, Bush was accepted into the Texas Air National Guard.[
      Bush then attended Harvard University, where he earned his MBA,[26] and completed his six-year service obligation in the inactive reserve.

    53. ANewGirl on October 21st, 2008 5:11 pm

      #18- Michelle! LOVED YOUR POST. Way to tell them where it’s at, Girl.

      Keep up the good work. (((APPLAUSE…STANDING “O” )))

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

      New Girl from Boston

    54. southern yankee on October 21st, 2008 5:16 pm

      I admire John Stewart. He has the stones to say aloud what many of us have been yelling at the TV during Palin’s interviews with Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric!

      #16 “Has your boy”……WTF Dave? Did you forget to take off your white hood before typing your reply?

      #24 Right on the mark! I agree 100%.

      #43 I guess you have lots of friends in terror organizations that you “polled” for your information? Or did you see this on Fox (Faux) News? Oh, by the way, what is Al-queda? I don’t think I’ve heard of that one. Are they a splinter group of al-qaeda? Also……is Hesbollah a splinter of Hezbollah? I guess these ficticious organizations are licking their chops!

      #39 Look up today’s comments from Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. He stated that either candidate is likely to be tested in the first 6 months of the term. He did not differentiate between the candidates. You clearly don’t understand the nature of the problem. We will not be any “safer” under McCain than Obama during this transition. Any period of transition represents an opportunity to these extremists. Also……you ever been to “corrupt” Chicago? Great city (2nd only to NY, but the people are more friendly)!!!!! Southwest Airlines can get you there, but fly United if you want to go into O’Hare as Midway (Southwest) is not in the prettiest part of town. The best time of year to visit is June-September. You’re welcome.

      To those of you on the conservative right: I respect your conviction to your beliefs, but I agree to dis-agree. I am tired of the fear mongering of the Republican Party. Please stop trying to get my vote by scaring me into it! Obama presents a view that is steady, confident and hopeful while McCain tells us all to be very afraid. This nation doesn’t need scared right now. It needs calm, steady, assured leadership. The Senator from the fine state of Illinois is getting my vote. God Bless America.

    55. ANewGirl on October 21st, 2008 5:39 pm

      #54- Southern Yankee—-I have no beef with you, Kind Sir. I am actually a registered INDEPENDENT- and I merely was trying to re-cap and present in a highlighted manner the words of Joe Biden.

      Your comment repeated from Michael Chertoff, is indeed noteworthy—so duly noted.

      However- I really don’t need your travel tips. I do like Chicago as a great City to visit—just would not want to live there. Best deep dish pizza in the world I have ever had…hands down!

      God Bless You, and God Bless America- Southern Yankee- I appreciate your point of view and all of your comments.

      From- A Northeastern Girl- Gail from Boston

    56. Maggie on October 21st, 2008 5:43 pm

      Please stop trying to get my vote by scaring me into it! Obama presents a view that is steady, confident and hopeful while McCain tells us all to be very afraid. This nation doesn’t need scared right now. It needs calm, steady, assured leadership. The Senator from the fine state of Illinois is getting my vote. God Bless America.

      mmmmmmmmmm,,, wasn’t it Joe Biden who said that an international crisis would happen in the first six months next year..Mark my word on it.. Who was he trying to scare?

    57. ANewGirl on October 21st, 2008 5:52 pm

      PS— Southern Yankee—not that you care–but I wanted to demonstrate by telling you how I am registered to assure you—that- living in Boston- not everyone is a DEM. There are in fact, many “INDY’s” here.

      Also, please do not paint all of us with the same broad strokes here at ScaredMonkeys. We are all not conservative/rights. I am somewhere right in the middle. I do not think any of us have had the very best choices this year as far as Presidential candidates go. Truthfully now—can’t you agree on that?

      You say….. Please stop trying to get my vote by scaring me into it! Obama presents a view that is steady, confident and hopeful while McCain tells us all to be very afraid. This nation doesn’t need scared right now. It needs calm, steady, assured leadership.

      Of course, I will also admit that Obama’s body language and calm reassuring manner is somewhat opposite of McCain’s demeanor. So THAT qualifies as a reason you consider Obama more capable? Because he is a smooth-talker, excellent orator and his demeanor is polished and calm? Southern–you seem like a highly intelligent, thoughtful individual to me. I am assuming that along with your intelligence- you have invested some time into the proper research needed to best make your decision of who you will be voting for? I agree—all these tactics aimed at providing Americans with the political propoganda which runs rampant in any on-going campaign is really discouraging, at best.

      Have you read Obama’s own words? Truly—can you tell me if you read his books? Have you read Michelle Obama’s graduating College thesis on-line ? The actual documents? Where do you get your information from both candidates from? Credible sources, I assume.

      Thank you again for allowing me to post and share my own personal views and opinions- even though they may be opposite of your own. I have not been “scared” or “frightened” into voting for EITHER candidate. I really (truth be told) was IMPRESSED with Barack Obama from the very first moment I saw him speak on his first televised appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. I thought—Who IS this man?? Wow! What a breath of fresh air! I was excited about him. Then, in the weeks and months that followed- I spent many, many hours reading and doing proper research and I was put off by what I discovered. Then, over time- I read his books—listened to his speeches—followed his every move and public events. Little by little—it hit me. Wham! Like someone punched me in the gut. It took awhile to reason out and come to a conclusion- but- again- IMO only- the conclusion I reached was that this man is a fine enough human being- just not someone I am comfortable with as our President.

      Thanks again for listening- please though- don’t lump me into the same category or label me along with who you consider the standard “Scared Monkey” to be. We are all individuals.

      ***COUNTRY FIRST***

      McCain/Palin ’08

    58. super dave on October 21st, 2008 6:05 pm

      yankee : my only hood is red, white, and blue. never had any association with ( i’m guessing you are referring to the klan)? but maybe you have since you know all about hoods ?
      nobody wants a tainted vote, either you believe or you don’t.
      i’ve never been pro republican or democrat but when i see a presidential candidate of the U.S. degrade our flag and show you that he does not respect our country, i will always vote for some one who has sacrificed himself for the country he loves. i can see that being an American means nothing to you or the ones like you.

    59. southern yankee on October 21st, 2008 6:05 pm

      ANewGirl…..

      Wow! You mean we can stand on alternate sides of the aisle/issue and not attempt to tear each other’s eyes out? What a novel concept! This is what makes our country the best!

      Whatever our views on the election, at the end of the day on November 4th, 2008, we will have a new President of the United States. I hope that regardless of who wins the election (Senator McCain or “that one”; my guy) we the people come together and support our President and our nation. The only way to repair our nation is with the help of both parties. Simply voting along party lines is not going to fix the problems we face in 2008 and beyond.

      FYI……Boston is a great place. Mike’s Pastries in the North End is my favorite pastry shop in the country. I am jealous that you live closer than me!

    60. southern yankee on October 21st, 2008 6:23 pm

      Maggie,

      Reference the comments by Secretary Chertoff. He is an expert on this type of thing and he seems to be echoing Biden’s comments.

      By the by……international crisis does not necessarily mean terrorist activity (although, given the history of these organizations, this is a possible scenario). International crisis could mean North Korea re-starting their nuclear program; could mean Russia attacking a neighboring country; could mean Iran testing ballistic missles; could mean Hugo Chavez conducting joint millitary exercises with Russia in the South Pacific,etc. Nearly every new President has faced a similar crisis within his first 6 months in office.

      Biden’s comments were ill-timed. Sometimes you should not state the obvious. Even though it was un-spoken, his words apply to both candidates. Whom do you believe he was attempting to “scare”?

    61. Maggie on October 21st, 2008 7:13 pm

      Joe Biden… America would be well served under John McCain..I would honored to run with him for president…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysp3Ni3OIuc

      Joe Biden talks about Obama and John McCain

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpjAs4vtc1w

      Those of the words of Joe Biden on John McCain and Obama..

      Sounds to me like he’s trying to scare us that we are going to be tested.. because of Obama?

      Furthermore we have ads running here with lies trying to scare seniors that John McCain is going to take their Social Security away..John McCain was causing a factory to be closed that was simply quit making certain tubes for tv, telling Hispanics John McCain thinks they are stupid scaring them. Hispanics support John McCain overwhelmingly. They said they checked Obama’s record and he has none of supporting them.

      As for the Hollywood crowd..I could care less..I seldom watch them…I turned on comedy central one night to watch a roast of Bob Saget, the father on Full House..and it started out to be one of the most vulgar shows ever.. Used to watch the roasts and they were a bit off color..and that didn’t bother..me, vulgar no ty..and Jon Stewart is just another one. If Hollywood believes in distributing the wealth..maybe they could cut down on the price of tickets and actually make some movies worth watching.

      Sorry I am not waiting for someone to take someone’s money away to give it to me.

    62. ANewGirl on October 21st, 2008 7:59 pm

      #59—Southern…Yes, Sir! A novel concept indeed.

      You said, quote : “The only way to repair our nation is with the help of both parties. Simply voting along party lines is not going to fix the problems we face in 2008 and beyond.”

      Very true. See—we can agree to disagree on some things, but coming together in the end working towards the common goal of fixing what is wrong with our country—-sounds like a plan to me.

      PS =-= Mike’s is great. The Modern is also really good, too. Next time you are in the North End and want some unbelievable Italian—go with “Giacomo’s”. Long lines, tiny joint- but for real- the Italian “Nonna” really DOES do all the cooking in that tiny kitchen in the back and her cuisine is TO DIE FOR!

      Good Night, Southern Yankee and Monkeys

    63. yoyo muffintop on October 21st, 2008 10:01 pm

      “Oh, by the way- you still owe me an apology for being INCORRECT on Palin and the other comment you said I posted in which I was referring to Jamie Lynn Spears and not Palin’s daughter.”

      Why would I apologize to someone who holds a view that an individual is a bad parent if they have an unwed underage daughter in one case, but is not a bad parent in an other case.
      Remember, your only qualification for being a bad parent was having an unwed underage pregnant child: “16-year old Jamie was pregnant and UNWED. Yeah, real good parenting skills in play right there! NOT”.

      Maybe you flip-flopped like McCain?

    64. katablog.com on October 21st, 2008 10:59 pm

      It is amazing when comparing the negative things said about the two candidates.

      When people say negative things about Obama, it’s usually centered on his views, his policies, things he’s said, his relationships, things he’s written, etc. IMHO those are the right things to look at when evaluating a candidate for service to this country

      When people say negative things about McCain is usually about his age, looks, formal education, personality, unfounded claims, etc. It’s rarely quoting something he said, with whom he associates or addressing one of his policies. This I see as simply character assassination having little to do with a person’s capabilities to serve his country.

    65. yoyo muffintop on October 21st, 2008 11:34 pm

      Katablog – I noticed you posted this on your blog.
      Wondering if you might comment, especially in light of your post #64:

      API Pulls a Scam

      A couple of days ago we found a story by API (African Press International) alleging that Michelle Obama had called them. The story is an obvious hoax unfortunately. API contended yesterday that there would be an announcement about the tapes at 16:00 hours, Norwegian time. That time has come and gone and absolutely no worthwhile announcement has been made. API has totally ruined their credibility.

      It appears the Berg birth certificate story may also be a hoax.

      These are despicable attempts to sway the American public’s vote. I’m all for knowing that both candidates are US Citizens illegible to vote, but I am totally against spreading rumors about either candidate and getting peoples’ hopes up that the candidate they don’t like will be disqualified.

      I do not understand why Obama’s campaign hasn’t nipped this in the bud and produced a legal copy of his birth certificate, but at this point, I believe both API and Berg are misleading the public and stretching things out in order to influence the election.

    66. MBS on October 22nd, 2008 8:03 am

      I lost all respect for Colin Powell when I read this quote from an interview he did with GQ Magazine last year. According to Powell, we don’t need to worry about Muslim terrorists blowing up more Americans, what we really need to worry about is appearing as if we don’t welcome Muslims into our country. This man was Secretary of State?

      Powell:
      “What is the greatest threat facing us now? People will say it’s terrorism. But are there any terrorists in the world who can change the American way of life or our political system? No…Only we can change ourselves.” Powell adds…that to improve its image in the world, the USA should focus on welcoming newcomers… Powell said the number of Arabs and Muslims who visit the U.S. has dropped since the attacks and reflected negatively on educational institutions and leisure destinations.

      Arabs and Muslims complain of heavy security searches in U.S. airports and denial of access to the country. Many Arab students, mainly from Gulf Arab states, left the United States after the attacks on fears of discrimination. “This is bad, not good for America,” said Powell.

      “The greatest weapon against terrorism for America is to open up for the rest of the world.”

    67. Debby on October 22nd, 2008 9:36 am

      I won’t vote for Obama. I am not racist. It doesn’t matter what color he is. What does matter is that he thinks NO ONE can touch him. He is so “it’s all about me” that I personally can’t fathom him being the President. It doesn’t matter also, that mostly all of Hollywood is for him. Whomever they are for, I am against. Do we want some smooth, slick, arrogant, untrustworthy man as leader? Think about it. Will you feel safer with him, or with someone like McCain? He may be older, wiser, not in the “beautiful crowd”, to some people, but I think he would get the job done. Some people get by in this world on looks only. Some people want “change” and who wouldn’t? But, seriously, his change is unknown. That for one scares me.

    68. A New Girl on October 22nd, 2008 10:23 am

      YOYO— you are wrong, wrong wrong and you still do NOT GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I believe—when a couple gets “pregnant” and decides to bring a child into this world—that the right thing to do is to GET MARRIED. Novel concept, right???

      You know, LIKE PALIN’s daughter and fiance are going to do. UNLIKE JAMIE LYNN SPEARS is planning on doing. THINK ABOUT IT! SPEARS was on the frickin’ DISNEY CHANNEL. She was being sold in the media as an young adult, teen role model. It’s not that she was having pre-maritial sex that I disapprove of—it’s the “disposable society” concept that I object to. You know- we don’t have to do the right thing for this child and stay together by BEING COMMITTED THROUGH THE ACT OF MARRIAGE. Hell no, we’ll just play a little house together and if it doesn’t work out (which it won’t) we’ll split up.
      The age thing—news flash for you—in my parent’s day—when the youth of the 40′s & 50′s became pregnant—they married! At the young ages of 16, 17, 18, 19…very common.

      In today’s world—many women and couples are waiting to have children at an older age—but of course, couples who are dating and together do become pregnant at young ages. SO! My only point was:

      DO THE RIGHT THING & get married and BE A RESPONSIBLE PARENT. What is it with this “living in sin” concept ?? While I certainly understand the reasons why many, many people do pass on the marriage licsence—all I am saying is that marriage happens to be something I believe in very much.

      Save your BS and trying to nail me to a cross again for my beliefs. And, stick any apology you-know-where b/c coming from you it doesn’t mean anything anyway. UGHHHHH ! You are pitiful YOYO

    69. yoyo muffintop on October 22nd, 2008 10:44 pm

      Backpeddle as much as you’d like – as they say “you got owned”.

      btw – Bristol Palin is “UNWED” in case you didn’t know.

      You make it so easy.

      Anything else?

    70. southern yankee on October 22nd, 2008 11:13 pm

      Re: Powell
      I guess you now know how Democrats feel about Joe Lieberman!

      MBS…..be careful about painting things with such a broad stroke. It is okay to fear someone ideals, but it is not okay to fear someone’s nationality. Your comments above basically read: All Muslims and all Arabs are terrorists and should therefore be barred from the United States. 1) Not all Arabs are Muslim. There are actually Arab Christians living in countries like Lebanon and Jordan. 2) Not all Muslims are Arabs. There are large populations of Muslims living in Western Europe and the United States. Surely you would not ask all U.S. Muslims to face the choice to renounce their faith or leave our country? 3) Not all terrorists are either Muslim or Arab. Remember the IRA? Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols? The battle to combat terrorism should be about combatting ideals, not attacking zip codes! To approach it any other way puts us in grave danger.

      A New Girl; regarding my sources. I have read “The Audacity of Hope” and apparantly I received different meaning from it than you did. As far as my “sources”, I probably peruse many of the same sources as most people. There is a good interview with Senator Obama in the October 30th Rolling Stone that gives some good insights. Heck…….today I even picked up “The Case Against Obama” for a few minutes today while I was at Barnes and Noble. I had to put it back down after a few pages as I feel the author editorialized too much within the script. Alas…….such is the state of modern media. It is nearly impossible to find truly objective reporting of anything, particularly a presidential election.

      Kudos to your support of marriage. I worked in group homes with inner-city youth for 2 years. Not 1 kid came from a solid family foundation. Many of the kids had been born to parents that were too young to be having babies. They had children before they understood the responsibility that comes with it and the kids suffered as a result. Many of these kids ended up as wards of the state, with no approved discharge resoure until age 18. Nobody is talking about it during this election, but the child welfare system is heavily flawed, as is mental health care in general.

      Alright…..(stepping down from the soap box), g’night.

    71. yoyo muffintop on October 23rd, 2008 12:40 am

      Unwed: not married

      The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

      Maybe in your world “unwed” has another definition? lol.

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