Searches into Private Citizen Joe the Plumber More Extensive that First Reported … Not at all Politically Motivated Though


Joe the Plumber = John Q. Public. You are asked to vote, but do not dare ask any questions. If you dare … do so at your own risk and peril as “Big Brother” is watching. This is still the United States, isn’t it? Obama has not been elected yet. There can be nothing worse in a Democracy that an overbearing government using its power to destroy its citizens. So this is what we have to look forward to … this type of change? The searches were nothing but politically motivated.

It turns out that the background checks into the private records of “Joe the Plumber” were far more extensive than first reported. “Joe the Plumber,” a common American citizen simply asked Barack Obama a question regarding the economy and next thing he knows he is being vetted by the media and the State of Ohio in a more intense manner than the very Presidential candidate, Barack Obama, that he asked the question of.

Because Barack Obama showed his true “socialist” colors and answered Joe’s question in a manner telling the United States voters that he wanted to “shares the wealth,” that meant Joe must go. Before Joe Wurzelbacher knew it he was in the media’s bulls eye as he represented a threat to the Chosen One, Barack Obama. Joe’s records were initially searched, it was just never stated how extensive the searches were.

A private citizen’s records were searched; however, it was claimed that is was not politically motivated. That was believable as Obama not being a “share the wealth” socialist. It is now being reported that the searches into Joe the Plumbers records were far more reaching than first reported.

A state agency has revealed that its checks of computer systems for potential information on “Joe the Plumber” were more extensive than it first acknowledged.

Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, disclosed today that computer inquiries on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher were not restricted to a child-support system.

The agency also checked Wurzelbacher in its computer systems to determine whether he was receiving welfare assistance or owed unemployment compensation taxes, she wrote.

Jones-Kelley made the revelations in a letter to Ohio Senate President Bill M. Harris, R-Ashland, who demanded answers on why state officials checked out Wurzelbacher.

Harris called the multiple records checks “questionable” and said he awaits more answers. “It’s kind of like Big Brother is looking in your pocket,” he said.

If state employees run checks on every person listed in newspaper stories as buying a business, “it must take a lot of people a lot of time to run these checks,” he said. “Where do you draw the line?”

The checks were run after the news media reported that Wurzelbacher was considering buying a plumbing business with more than $250,000 in annual income, Jones-Kelley wrote.

“Given our understanding that Mr. Wurzelbacher had publicly indicated that he had the means to purchase a substantial business enterprise, ODJFS, consistent with past departmental practice, checked confidential databases ,” she wrote.

As Wizbang states, spare us the dribble and just how stupid do you think the American public is? They want us to believe that because someone was “considering” buying a company deep background searches were done? Background searches are done when one files to buy a business, not considers to buy one … PLEASE!!! It was politically motivated and any normal thinking person knows it.

However, one probably needs to explain even though the searches and the information from the searches is supposed to be confidential how much of it made it to the MSM?

What is the lesson learned from “Joe the Plumber”? It is a lesson of intimidation and do not ever ask a Democratic candidate who the media is in bed with a question. The results will be at your own peril.

The real message this sends Ohioans is one of intimidation.  Don’t ask questions of public officials, Jones-Kelley’s actions say, or else watch your reputation get shredded.  Be quiet.  Don’t rock the boat.  We know where you live, and we know what you’ve done.

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  • Comments

    40 Responses to “Searches into Private Citizen Joe the Plumber More Extensive that First Reported … Not at all Politically Motivated Though”

    1. Michelle on October 30th, 2008 1:03 pm

      This is communism at it’s best. Snooping into someone’s personal business for asking a simple question. This is lower than low. Watch out folks, DO NOT question “the chosen one” or you will be targeted for destruction. What’s next?

    2. scott on October 30th, 2008 1:12 pm

      Communism is on the brink people….

    3. Steve Holloway on October 30th, 2008 1:16 pm

      Please let your local RNC know about the link

      My RNC didn’t know anything about the lawsuit. Also contact your local news media and let them know….maybe we can stop this.

    4. Sharon Chicago on October 30th, 2008 1:58 pm

      Obama Speechwriter Switches to McCain; Ignored by MSM
      By P.J. Gladnick (Bio | Archive)
      October 29, 2008 – 10:56 ET

      Imagine if a speechwriter for John McCain had switched sides and announced she was going to vote for Barack Obama. Would she not be featured bigtime in the mainstream media complete with new thrills running up Chris Matthews leg? Well, this did happen except that it was an Obama speechwriter, Wendy Button, who became disillusioned with The One and switched to supporting McCain. Here are the highlights of Wendy Button’s explanation of why she made the switch:

      Since I started writing speeches more than ten years ago, I have always believed in the Democratic Party. Not anymore. Not after the election of 2008. This transformation has been swift and complete and since I’m a woman writing in the election of 2008, “very emotional.”

      Young lady, only when the switch is made from Republican to Democrat will it be mentioned in the MSM. They search the country for “lifelong Republicans” who are going to vote for Obama but when an Obama speechwriter switches over to the “Dark Side,” all you will hear from the MSM is the sound of crickets chirping.

      When we first met, Obama and I had a nice conversation about speeches and writing, and at the end of the meeting I handed him a pocket-sized bottle of Grey Poupon mustard so he wouldn’t have to ask staff if it was okay to put it on his hamburger. At the bottom of the bottle was the logo for “The South Beach Diet” and he snapped, “Oh so you read People magazine.” He seemed to think that I was commenting on his bathing suit picture.

      I helped with his announcement speech and others. I worked in the Senate when he was in D.C. One day after a hearing on Darfur, we were walking back to the office. I was still hobbling from a very bad ankle injury and in a very kind and gentle way he offered his arm when we approached the stairs. But later in debate preps and phone conversations and meetings, I realized that I had made a mistake. I didn’t belong. No matter how hard I tried, my heart wasn’t in it anymore.

      …The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn’t “a real plumber,” and “They’re fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager,” and the patronizing, “I’ve got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber.”

      Having worked in politics, I know that absolutely none of this is on the level. This back and forth is posturing, a charade, and a political game. These lines are what I refer to as “hooker lines”—a sure thing to get applause and the press to scribble as if they’re reporting meaningful news.

      As the nation slouches toward disaster, the level of political discourse is unworthy of this moment in history. We have Republicans raising Ayers and Democrats fostering ageism with “erratic” and jokes about Depends. Sexism. Racism. Ageism and maybe some Socialism have all made their ugly cameos in election 2008. It’s not inspiring. Perhaps this is why I found the initial mocking of Joe so offensive and I realized an old line applied: “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party; the Democratic Party left me.”

      The party I believed in wouldn’t look down on working people under any circumstance. And Joe the Plumber is right. This is the absolutely worst time to raise taxes on anyone: the rich, the middle class, the poor, small businesses and corporations.

      …Not only has this party belittled working people in this campaign from Joe the Plumber to the bitter comments, it has also been part of tearing down two female candidates. At first, certain Democrats and the press called Senator Clinton “dishonest.” They went after her cleavage. They said her experience as First Lady consisted of having tea parties. There was no outrage over “Bros before Hoes” or “Iron My Shirt.” Did Senator Clinton make mistakes? Of course. She’s human.

      But here we are about a week out and it’s déjà vu all over again. Really, front-page news is how the Republican National Committee paid for Governor Sarah Palin’s wardrobe? Where’s the op-ed about how Obama tucks in his shirt when he plays basketball or how Senator Biden buttons the top button on his golf shirt?

      …Governor Palin and I don’t agree on a lot of things, mostly social issues. But I have grown to appreciate the Governor. I was one of those initial skeptics and would laugh at the pictures. Not anymore. When someone takes on a corrupt political machine and a sitting governor, that is not done by someone with a low I.Q. or a moral core made of tissue paper. When someone fights her way to get scholarships and work her way through college even in a jagged line, that shows determination and humility you can’t learn from reading Reinhold Niebuhr. When a mother brings her son with special needs onto the national stage with love, honesty, and pride, that gives hope to families like mine as my older brother lives with a mental disability. And when someone can sit on a stage during the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Live, put her hands in the air and watch someone in a moose costume get shot—that’s a sign of both humor and humanity.

      Has she made mistakes? Of course, she’s human too. But the attention paid to her mistakes has been unprecedented compared to Senator Obama’s “57 states” remarks or Senator Biden using a version of the Samuel Johnson quote, “There’s nothing like a hanging in the morning to focus a man’s thoughts.”

      …I was dead wrong about the surge and thought it would be a disaster. Senator John McCain led when many of us were ready to quit. Yet we march on as if nothing has changed, wedded to an old plan, and that too is a long way from the Democratic Party.

      I can no longer justify what this party has done and can’t dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It’s wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Party’s talking points—that Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that he’s President Bush—are now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argument…doesn’t mean they’re true. After all, he is the only one who’s worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges.

      Wow! Pretty strong stuff. However, Wendy, don’t expect any accolades from the MSM for making your political switch in the “wrong direction.” Oh, and I highly doubt you will ever again be permitted to post to your Huffington Post blog.

    5. on October 30th, 2008 2:04 pm

      What so interesting is that the very people who whine that George Bush has taken away their rights to privacy, look the other way when a common citizen suspected of nothing suddenly has his privacy invaded for simply asking a candidate a question.

    6. Sharon Chicago on October 30th, 2008 2:12 pm


      Obamas pastor of 20 years said
      “God Bless America.’ No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America” Rev. Wright

      Rev.Wright commented that the US deserved 9/11

      Obamas wife said “for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country” Michelle Obama ’08′

    7. caesu on October 30th, 2008 2:15 pm

      #3 Steve Holloway

      LOL! you have been spamming that link of that 9/11 conspiracy nut all over.

      “maybe we can stop this”, in your dreams.

      Joe the Unlicensed Plumber has gone AWOL by the way:

    8. Amy on October 30th, 2008 2:32 pm


      very embarassing for Mccain.

    9. Just Bearly on October 30th, 2008 2:46 pm

      Im proud to choose to vote for Bob Barr and the Libertarian platform. If you are liberal, well its about as liberal as it gets. And if you are a conservative… its all that too. I think if every undecided voter, and those who have never voted or usually do not vote gets out on Tuesday and marks this party for president on the ballot, that he could have a chance. I have nothing to back up this comment, but i once heard it said that the number of people eligible to vote but do not bother to equals that or greater maybe than those who do. So if you have never bothered to vote, go out and make a statement that you want the political America that our founders put down in the original constitution or at least to bring some semblance of sense to what now exists or what seems emminent.

    10. SUPER DAVE on October 30th, 2008 3:49 pm

      the best part of obama ran down the leg of one of his muslim fathers.

    11. ANewGirl on October 30th, 2008 4:34 pm

      #4- Sharon—-Thanks for sharing.

      What a shame many of THE CHOSEN ONE’s followers just hadn’t caught on sooner ( a LOT sooner!)

    12. Maggie on October 30th, 2008 5:39 pm

      I’ve learned caesu’s mantra all along..It’s ok to snoop in someone else’s computer if you are dem. It’s ok to smear women if you are dems..It’s ok to receive taxpayers money from Reps. and Dems claiming to be non partisan..and really be working for dems..It’s ok to do whatever underhanded if you are a dem..

    13. Maggie on October 30th, 2008 5:46 pm

      For five years Ali and Mohammed have lived alongside US soldiers in their Baghdad neighbourhood near Rasheed Street, a prominent commercial artery running through the heart of the Iraqi capital.
      During that time American culture and politics have become familiar to them, and they say that if they could, they would vote for Republican candidate John McCain in next week’s US presidential election.

      “McCain would be best for Iraq because he would ensure stability,” said Ali, 66, an expert on the Sumerian era.

      The personal qualities and political platforms of McCain and his Democrat rival Barack Obama are of little import to Ali, however. His focus is on Iraq and its neighbours such as Iran.

      “The Iranians believe that if Obama is elected he will not take action against them despite their nuclear ambitions. That worries me,” said Ali, sitting on an old bench in Al-Zahawi coffee shop.

      “If the Iranians get the bomb they will become the Tarzan of the region,” said the former teacher and lecturer at the University of Baghdad, referring to the vine-swinging strongman of the jungle in old Hollywood movies.

      Mohammed, also a professor at the university, said he too preferred McCain “because Obama supports a rapid withdrawal of US troops.”

      “Our army is still too weak and Turkey and Iran are threats. Iran’s President (Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad has warned Iran would fill the void left when US troops depart,” he said.

      Rasheed Street with its 1920s-style buildings is still closed to vehicles, and groups of anti-Al-Qaeda fighters guard the stretch that runs north to south.

      The street was the scene of major attacks by insurgents after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003 to US-led invading forces. But even before that many business establishments had begun to move away from the thoroughfare.

      Iraqis prefer instead to rely on the latest issues of weekly news publications such as Time and Newsweek, said government official Whamith Shadhan, who was browsing through second-hand books and magazines.

      “I trust the Republicans more. They’re more capable of establishing democracy in the world, especially in Arab countries,” said the 33-year-old. “Obama is far too left.”

    14. Susy Q on October 30th, 2008 6:05 pm

      Well,I’m glad Mr Berg has finally got to the Supreme Court….maybe at last we can put this whole thing to rest once and for all. Any bets on what the Court will do now and I guess they better act quick….the election is getting real close.

    15. on October 30th, 2008 6:29 pm

      caesu: what’s the “big” deal about Joe the Plumber not making an appearance – perhaps he was held up in traffic or something. Do you really think it’s a “game changer”?

      Better yet, don’t you think the keeping of Obama and Biden away from any press interviews is telling?

    16. Maggie on October 30th, 2008 6:35 pm

      Joe, aka Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who went missing this morning at a McCain rally in Defiance, Ohio, materialized this afternoon at the band stand in the town square of Sandusky and then again here in Elyria. Turns out that Mr. Wurzelbacher never received final word in these seat-of-the-pants last days of the McCain campaign that he was expected, leaving Senator John McCain to look out toward the crowd and repeatedly ask, “Joe, where are you?’’

      Mr. Wurzelbacher, who told CNN that the campaign contacted him immediately afterward and dispatched a car to rush him to Mr. McCain’s next stop, has so far been a man of few words.

      “All right guys, I didn’t prepare anything,’’ Mr. Wurzelbacher said in Sandusky on a sun-splashed fall afternoon after he was introduced by Mr. McCain as “our celebrity, Joe.’’

      “The only thing I’ve been saying is just get out and get informed. I mean, really know what you’re talking about when you’re talking about it. Don’t take everyone’s opinions. I came to my own opinions by research. Get involved in the government. That way we can hold our politicians accountable and take back our government. It’s all ours.’’

    17. Maggie on October 30th, 2008 6:39 pm

      WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.
      Obama’s assertion that “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond” the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by “eliminating programs that don’t work” masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are—beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

      A sampling of what voters heard in the ad, and what he didn’t tell them:

      THE SPIN: “That’s why my health care plan includes improving information technology, requires coverage for preventive care and pre-existing conditions and lowers health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 a year.”

      THE FACTS: His plan does not lower premiums by $2,500, or any set amount. Obama hopes that by spending $50 billion over five years on electronic medical records and by improving access to proven disease management programs, among other steps, consumers will end up saving money. He uses an optimistic analysis to suggest cost reductions in national health care spending could amount to the equivalent of $2,500 for a family of four. Many economists are skeptical those savings can be achieved, but even if they are, it’s not a certainty that every dollar would be passed on to consumers in the form of lower premiums.


      THE SPIN: “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond their cost.”

      THE FACTS: Independent analysts say both Obama and Republican John McCain would deepen the deficit. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates Obama’s policy proposals would add a net $428 billion to the deficit over four years—and that analysis accepts the savings he claims from spending cuts. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, whose other findings have been quoted approvingly by the Obama campaign, says: “Both John McCain and Barack Obama have proposed tax plans that would substantially increase the national debt over the next 10 years.” The analysis goes on to say: “Neither candidate’s plan would significantly increase economic growth unless offset by spending cuts or tax increases that the campaigns have not specified.”


      THE SPIN: “Here’s what I’ll do. Cut taxes for every working family making less than $200,000 a year. Give businesses a tax credit for every new employee that they hire right here in the U.S. over the next two years and eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Help homeowners who are making a good faith effort to pay their mortgages, by freezing foreclosures for 90 days. And just like after 9-11, we’ll provide low-cost loans to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their doors open. ”

      THE FACTS: His proposals—the tax cuts, the low-cost loans, the $15 billion a year he promises for alternative energy, and more—cost money, and the country could be facing a record $1 trillion deficit next year. Indeed, Obama recently acknowledged—although not in his commercial—that: “The next president will have to scale back his agenda and some of his proposals.”


      THE SPIN: “I also believe every American has a right to affordable health care.”

      THE FACTS: That belief should not be confused with a guarantee of health coverage for all. He makes no such promise. Obama hinted as much in the ad when he said about the problem of the uninsured: “I want to start doing something about it.” He would mandate coverage for children but not adults. His program is aimed at making insurance more affordable by offering the choice of government-subsidized coverage similar to that in a plan for federal employees and other steps, including requiring larger employers to share costs of insuring workers.


      THE SPIN: “We are currently spending $10 billion a month in Iraq, when they have a $79 billion surplus. It seems to me that if we’re going to be strong at home as well as strong abroad that we’ve got to look at bringing that war to a close.” These lines in the ad were taken from a debate with McCain.

      THE FACTS: Obama was once and very often definitive about getting combat troops out in 16 months (At times during the primaries, he promised to do so within a year). More recently, without backing away explicitly from the 16-month withdrawal pledge, he has talked of the need for flexibility. In the primaries, it would have been a jarring departure for him to have said merely that “we’ve got to look at” ending the war. As for Iraq’s surplus, it’s true that Iraq could end up with a surplus that large, but that hasn’t happened yet.
      Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    18. Waterboy on October 30th, 2008 9:49 pm

      It really and truly looks like Obama is not legally qualified to be President, or he can’t prove that he is qualified to be President. It is quite possible that he is not a natural born citizen if he was born in Africa to only one American Citizen parent (his mother).

      The way I understand it is both parents must be American Citizens for the child to be a natural born citizen if born in another country. Mitt Romney’s dad George was born in Mexico to two American parents, but he was still ruled a natural born citizen and qualified to run as President in 1968, but lost the nomination to Richard Nixon.

      I’ve seen the birth certificate on the Internet, and there definitely are some questions that need to be answered. It could be all B.S. I’d like to know.


    19. yoyo muffintop on October 30th, 2008 10:48 pm

      Waterboy – Now you want individuals and/or the US Courts to practice defacto presumtion of guilt? Undermine our entire legal system?

      Anyone care to explain why on August 4, 1961 both the Honolulu Advertiser and the Star Bulletin had birth announcements for Barack Obama?

      btw – Wizbang (included in the above article), Hotair, and little green footballs (just to name a few) are conservative blogs that are linked here quite often and all say the same: Obama is a citizen of the US.
      I’d be willing to bet Scared Monkeys believes the same.

      It’s silly to even discuss.

    20. yoyo muffintop on October 30th, 2008 11:14 pm

      Was a conspiracy already afoot in 1961?

      The logic used in the posts above and those that “demand to see proof” is really not much different from the logic of holocaust deniers: Even though there is ample evidence from reputable sources that the event happened, you just deny, deny, deny because you can always think of ONE more thing that the other side hasn’t proven with absolute certainty.

      And please spare me the B.S. of talk of his paternal grandmother and other family members who claim to have been in attendance for Obama’s birth…in Kenya.

      You may recall that there was (untrue and uncommonly vicious) talk from George Bush backed Republicans that McCain had a black baby out of wedlock in the 2000 South Carolina Primary. All that “talk” didn’t make it any more true.
      In fact, it was demonstrably false.

    21. dave on October 31st, 2008 5:31 am

      yoyo muffintop you simple minded idiot, who the hell do you think takes the B.S. you spew? Why not crawl back under the rock with the rest of the vermin. You morons simply amaze me with your crap. Damn it’s really getting ridiculous.

    22. scott on October 31st, 2008 5:47 am

      yoyyo – go away. you are way off topic. The point is people can’t use non-public access computers to look up people CONFIDENTIAL records just for the hell of it!

      It’s clear this woman, an Obama supporter, who donated the maximum allowed to his campaign, ILLEGALLY looked up Joe’s records JUST because he asked a question on a rope line. She did this to get information to SMEAR his name because that is what all elitist liberals left wing nut jobs do when they are threatened with the TRUTH, ESPECIALLY OBAMA’s campaign. Obama himself made fun of “middle class” worker Joe the Plumber. They did it to Hillary. They did it Palin. They did it to Joe.

      It’s unbelievable that you losers LEFTIST COMMUNIST PIGS are in favor of the Democratic controlled Congress to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine which allows them to deem what is allowed to be play over the radio and television air waves? That they basically can control what you can and can’t listen and watch? That is called COMMUNISM pure and simple! You are smart, go look up the Fairness Doctrine yourself!

      If Obama wins I will NOT support him during any crisis or event that happens in this country because this man does not instill confidence but rather depression, sadness and FEAR! In fact, our COUNTRY will be in distress if he’s elected and I will hang my flag upside down which is proper during a time when your COUNTRY is in crisis. My neighbor who works in the White House in a non-partisan position (meaning he’ll be there who ever is elected) is doing the same.

      This is pure communism and a VIOLATION of one’s privacy and individual rights. . I hope there are lawyers out there are ringing Joe’s phone off the hook to sue the state of Ohio for civil rights violations! There is a suit there!

      Why won’t the LA Times release the tape? You know why? Because it shows Obama laughing and joking during the Anti-American and Anti-Israel rheotric trash that was being spewed!

      There has not been on single person that has stepped up and vouched that he knows this man personally. Why? Because they are being muzzled and paid not to speak because they are trash like Ayers, Wright, Khaldi, Resko. One questionable association, you can get a pass, but at least four, possible more, that shows a pattern!

      This country as we know it and love it will die on November 4th if he’s elected!

    23. Waterboy on October 31st, 2008 6:00 am

      yoyo muffintop,

      True, true, and true, but still costing Obama votes.


    24. Waterboy on October 31st, 2008 6:27 am

      Who can know the future? Who would want to know?

      I once dreamed I was God, that I knew everything, that I was everywhere, that I knew the future. It was over 30 years ago, and I can still remember it with detail. I would classify it “the worst nightmare of my life”.

      If we look into the future and see Obama as President of the United States, it’s a scary vision. It’s like the people of Israel demanded a king because all the other nations had a king, and God giving them Saul. He gave them exactly what they wanted, a silver tongued fellow, charming in everyway.

      Maybe Obama is our modern day Saul. Maybe God will give the people what they want. Maybe we have to have a Saul before we can have a David or a Divides.

      “Waterboy, you’re a dreamer, and full of it.”



    25. Waterboy on October 31st, 2008 6:49 am

      Futures are down, doesn’t look like a good money day.

      But, it’s Friday. Maybe they will arrest Joran today.


    26. Rusty Bridges on October 31st, 2008 7:36 am

      #8, yeah, a scheduling error is so hilarious! Because a serious gaffe like Joe Bidens warning and Obamas spread the wealth blurbs are not funny at all, they are just plain scary. Hope you are still laughing if Obama has his way and confines you to his ideal America. I know I will be.

      Baa baa white sheep have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir three bags full. One for my master, one for my dame, one for the little boy who lives down the lane.

      Baa baa white sheep what happened to your piece of the pie?

    27. Rusty Bridges on October 31st, 2008 7:57 am

      Yo Yo, c’mon, the holocaust was undeniable except for a few lunatics.

      The american people have the right to fairness and proper answers when they have been promised their whole life that the constitution means something.

      How are we supposed to feel comfortable handing over the strongest nation to someone we don’t even know. Someone who won’t even produce his medical records but for a doctors note.

      I am personally not comfortable at all with this man leading our country in the direction he wants to. I really don’t appreciate the stance that his party has taken towards my rights and beliefs.

      I really wouldn’t care if he was an Al-Quida general and walked in to our country yesterday to run for president. I wouldn’t vote for him of course. Just tell us the truth about yourself. What kind of messege are you sending? What could he be hiding? If the rules are in place they must be for a reason. Why aren’t they being enforced?

      Am I a racist for asking? Maybe last week, now I could be illegally probed and nobody has a problem with that. Where is the outrage like that was there for the detainees at Gitmo?

      Why is this junior senator given a free pass on some of the most fundemental requirements as well as his radical views?

      BTW, has everybody forgot to thank the President for the lower gas prices? You sure villified him when they skyrocketed.

    28. on October 31st, 2008 8:35 am

      The newspaper announcements of Obama’s birth that I’ve seen were 10 days later – that’s a problem in my mind.

      You also should now worry about Freedom of Speech, denied to Joe the Plumber, and Freedom of the Press. 3 Newspapers who endorsed McCain were thrown off Obama’s plane yesterday for the rest of the campaign to make room for “black magazines”. We’ve seen these types of tactics before with Hillary, though not quite as blatant.

    29. Robin on October 31st, 2008 9:10 am

      I don’t trust Obama…. if I were Joe; I would certainly move from Ohio and wouldn’t trust those people up there who researched my back ground! There was no JUSTICE in anyone doing a back ground check on Joe for just asking a question!!!! Too bad they didn’t like the question he asked…it was Obama that gave the answer and Obama Husseine that hasn’t given us honest answers on his background! How fair is that one….what a shame if this man gets elected to the Presidency of the US when the media has been covering and not letting America know all the truths!!!! Shame on the media!!!!!

    30. Change You Can Believe In: Papers That Endorsed McCain, NY Post, Dallas Morning News, Wash Times Told to Get Off Obama Plane | Scared Monkeys on October 31st, 2008 10:12 am

      [...] lead to the “share the wealth” Obama socialist remarks and in turn having the MSM and politically motivated operatives dissecting Joe’s life. We also saw it when a Orlando, FL TV reporter Barbara West dared ask Joe Biden tough questions [...]

    31. Michelle on October 31st, 2008 10:30 am


      Anybody can place a birth announcement in the paper, that doesn’t mean it’s fact.

      Where is this said birth announcement? Do you have a copy of it or a link to where we can view it?

    32. brie. on October 31st, 2008 10:36 am

      Katablog….can you please bring me up to date on the birth certificates….I haven’t seen any newspaper announcements….thanks

    33. JoseTheUndocumentedPlumber on October 31st, 2008 10:42 am


      I don’t trust O’Blowhard and the DemoRats either. Here’s a link that shows one reason:

      And an excerpt from that article:

      Study Finds ‘Extensive’ Fraud at Fannie Mae
      Bonuses Allegedly Drove the Scheme

      By Kathleen Day
      Washington Post Staff Writer
      Wednesday, May 24, 2006; Page A01
      “Fannie Mae engaged in “extensive financial fraud” over six years by doctoring earnings so executives could collect hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses, federal officials said yesterday in a report that portrayed a company determined to play by its own rules.
      Regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, in announcing a settlement with Fannie Mae that includes $400 million in penalties, provided the most detailed picture yet of what went wrong at the congressionally chartered firm.
      They portray the District-based mortgage funding giant — a linchpin of the nation’s housing market — as governed by a weak board of directors, which failed to install basic internal controls and instead let itself be dominated and left uninformed by chief executive Franklin Raines and Chief Financial Officer J. Timothy Howard, who both were later ousted.”

      Franklin Raines, an Obamunist consultant and stench (I mean staunch – couldn’t help myself!)
      Democrap, walked away with $90 million from Fannie Mae, and left behind a stinking corpse in need of a taxpayer-funded bailout that our grandchildren will be paying for.

      I would love a “Joe the Plumber”-type to ask O’Bummer in an open forum WHY is Franklin Raines not in jail for fraud and embezzlement, and why have his assets not been seized? Also, how about looting-enablers Barney Frank? Chris Dodd? Jamie Gorelick? ($26 million looted from the Fannie-corpse)

      Anyone have a good answer? yoyo meadow muffin?

      O’Bummer/Bidet? No f’ing way!

    34. Sharon Chicago on October 31st, 2008 10:57 am

      John McCain’s most powerful ad — an open letter to Barack Obama in which an Iraq War veteran criticizes his stand on the war — didn’t cost the Republican candidate a dime.

      In “Dear Mr. Obama,” army veteran Joe Cook stands in front of the camera and scolds the Democratic presidential candidate for calling the Iraq war a mistake. The two-minute video, which was posted on YouTube, has gotten more than 11 million hits and is the most popular election video on the site.

      In the video, Cook tells Obama why he disagrees with his Iraq war policies and says he’s supporting McCain. At the end, he walks away from the camera, revealing that he has a prosthetic leg.

      Cook, 23, was wounded in Iraq in June and returned home to Wauconda, Ill., to recover. He said he enlisted three years ago because of his family’s dedication to serving their country. His parents were both marines, and he has two brothers in the military.

      Now that he’s back from Iraq, Cook continues to help his fellow service members, running a business with a neighbor that provides valet parking services at veterans’ hospitals.

      “When I first got back it was all about the recovery and everything like that, but as the race starting going on, I got more involved,” he said, explaining why he made the video. “I started reading about McCain and stuff. He’s a leader. I can really respect him, seeing as he’s a vet as well.”

      Cook said he has already cast his ballot in Illinois early voting.

      Video director Michael Brown, who teamed up with Cook to create the video, said he was inspired to make the video because he wanted to share the experiences of soldiers that aren’t reported in the media and to lend support to McCain for his position on the war.

      “Obama has been squealing since 2002 that Iraq is a mistake,” Brown said. “He’s using the military as pawns, he has not brought our troops home and he has not done any good. When he says it’s a mistake, he’s disrespecting our guys.”

      “I’m not connected with any campaign,” Brown said. “In fact, what’s interesting is, before this the only thing I’ve ever done politically is put a sign in my yard.”

      Brown said he contacted Cook about making the video after meeting him at a parade the town held in Cook’s honor in July. He said he thinks the video’s effectiveness comes from its simplicity.

      “Joe collaborated on the script to ensure its authenticity and truthfulness, which was important,” he said. “That’s what works so well.”

      Both Cook and Brown are surprised by the popularity of the video.

      “Obviously we didn’t think it was going to get up to 11 million hits,” Cook said. “It’s a little crazy, but anything I can do to help. I think it’s a good way to express what I felt and I thought it was good. I thought Mike Brown did a phenomenal job.”

    35. on October 31st, 2008 1:48 pm

      Announcement of Obama’s Birth. Note the date, Aug 13th. Obama was born on August 4th.

      It would be “possible” to give birth to a baby in say Kenya on August 4th and return to Hawaii to announce the birth a week later. Classified ads normally take only a day or two to appear after they are placed.

    36. ANewGirl on October 31st, 2008 2:34 pm

      #22 & #27—- Way to tell Yo Yo where it’s at, Guys !!!!

      Honestly, I just got finished posting previously that I shouldn’t abide by name calling or unfriendly rants—-but this guy is just a blockhead!


      It’s like a good friend of mine used to say:



      ***McCain/Palin ’08***

    37. yoyo muffintop on October 31st, 2008 3:58 pm

      uh yeah, ok.

      A gaggle of delusional tinfoil hat wearer’s are suddenly going to uncover the conspiracy of conspiracies.

      New Girl – tell yourself and the other whack jobs that Occam called, and he’d like his razor.

    38. Ray on November 1st, 2008 1:47 am

      Sounds like the book { 1984 } dont it?

    39. Richard on November 1st, 2008 8:50 am

      Anyone remember the days when the media covered serious issues? I guess today it takes its tone from the TV networks … giggle-giggle stuff like Sarah Palin’s wardrobe or the whole Joe the Plumber thing, which is way overblown, have taken the place of serious examination of the issues.

    40. on November 1st, 2008 11:47 am

      Sarah Palin’s $150,00 wardrobe is BIG news, but Obama’s $700,000 spent one night in Berlin Germany for staging and lighting isn’t much news at all.

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