November 30, 2008

Black Friday Sales Up 3%...Really?

AP - Early data shows strong Black Friday

I know it's early. But with the economy reportedly in shambles and consumer confidence reportedly low, how is this possible?

Maybe the herd hasn't caught on to what's happening yet.

My gut tells me...

All this bailout spending will lead to a, misleading, small slowdown in the economy; that's not a realistic picture. Government spending is calculated into the GDP and will offset negative growth in other sectors. False confidence will lead people to save less.

...we're compounding our problems.

November 28, 2008

Why the Barack Obama Birth Certificate Issue is Legitimate

From American Thinker, Why the Barack Obama Birth Certificate Issue is Legitimate.

Does this Barack Obama birth certificate issue bug you because, although improbable, it's possible that he's not a natural born citizen, isn't eligible to be President under the Constitution, and this issue could be bigger than Watergate -- or any other "gate" in history?

Are you afraid that if you were even to raise the subject with your friends that they will think you wear a tinfoil hat, because, the final arbiter of truth in the universe, said so?
This is more than just an opinion piece, the argument is laid out quite nicely.

This is about the validity of our constitution, not Barack Obama. Blame Democrats for not flushing this out before hand.

Mr. President, Pardon Campean and Ramos

No, not you Barack, the current holder of the office.

President Bush, it started as a simple matter and became an unnecessarily sad saga. Two loyal protectors of our borders, Jose Campean and Ignacio Ramos, who shot (in the butt) a fleeing drug dealer who had just illegally crossed our southern border, have now been imprisoned for their acts for two years.

Your United States Attorney covering this case, Johnny Sutton, has made a mockery of his duties. Your allowing this case to get this far is disappointing at best.

If a pardon is good enough for these two turkeys, surely you can set aside time in your schedule for those protecting us.

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey, Sweet Potato Souffle, Orange Sweet Rolls, Pecan Pie, Apple Sauce Brownies, Kids old enough to help cook, Alice's Restaurant (funny beyond it's message), Football (hope the tryptophan has kicked in by the time the Eagles take the field), a 4 day weekend, and the new banks I now own thanks to the government...

...just a few of the things I am gracious for on this Thanksgiving Day.

...oh, and an address nowhere near India - May God Bless the victims and their families.

May God Bless you and your family as well, Happy Thanksgiving from page13news!!

November 26, 2008

Mormon Lynching

The alternative lifestyle community didn't get what they wanted from voters in California, so let's investigate the Mormon church.

One question I have, since the African-American vote was strongly against same-sex marriage as well, will their churches be targeted next? Or is that style of lynching just not as politically correct?

Slight jump of subject...

Here's a refreshing perspective of where the African American community is on the comparison between racism and homophobia.

Although Anthony Samad falls into the trap of thinking the Founders gave a thumbs up to slavery (in fact the Constitution made it possible to allow for the end of slavery), he clearly understands the problem the LGBT community faces with ALL Americans, not just the religious white.

November 25, 2008

News Guy on News Coverage

The Bulletin has a column by former Philly television staple Herb Denenberg about the state of journalism, and he isn't happy about how his colleges have acted during the past election cycle.

If Herb still did "Denenberg's Dump", reporting by the MSM could have its own landfill.

Hat tip to Tony Phyrillas.

November 24, 2008

The New World War II

Jonah Goldberg with another brilliant critique of the looney left.

On ABC's This Week, Robert Kuttner - author of Obama's Challenge, claimed we needed a new new deal to mimic the increased blue-collar production of the early 40s when we were preparing for WWII. Except according to this genius, we should be building not war machines, but green machines.

It's the liberal wet dream - save the environment and grow another earth-friendly government program. I'm going to start calling this Don Quixote syndrome - chasing windmills (and other save-the-planet initiatives) with idealistic lunacy.

November 23, 2008

More Suits Against Obama's Eligibility

Philip Berg's bandwagon is growing as others are taking legal action questioning the qualifications of Barack Obama to be Commander-in-Chief. At least two other cases are pending, one of them is headed to conference before the Supreme Court.

Leo Donofrio has taken the New Jersey secretary of state to the high court to challenge her decision to allow not just Obama, but also McCain and Roger Calero (Socialist Workers Party) on the ballot.

Then there's former presidential candidate Alan Keyes, who has filed a petition in California Superior Court to have the secretary of state there stop that state's 55 electoral College votes from being cast until Obama proves his eligibility.

The plots are thickening.

November 21, 2008

MSM Impact on Obama Voters

In case you've not seen it already...

From a site called

The documentary which will follow, Media Malpractice...How Obama Got Elected, I predict, will be demonized almost as much as Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber were.

I hope the producer's are prepared for the onslaught; something tells me they are.

More Leftist "Evidence", Debunked

"Global warming" evidence this time. Another victory for angry right-wing bloggers.

November 19, 2008

Steele on 'Outreach' and Holder

I like Michael Steele, but this is not a good sign.

As the man who is rumored to be at the top of the RNC chair short list, Steele is blasting the organization's "outreach efforts" as being limited to throwing cocktail parties for minority coalitions, not actively working with these groups.

Further perpetuating the 'Republicans are just for the rich' false myth is not a way to rebuild this party. I know it's not what he intended to do - he is accurately showing how the GOP needs to change in its to approach minority coalitions - but choose your words a little more carefully.

There's nothing wrong with hosting a party for minority organizations, but to win them over the party must be willing to do the follow-up. Go to their events and sell your message as often as possible. Engage them in policy debate constantly. Educate them about why current solutions to minority issues (courtesy of leftists) do more to hold minorities down, and why GOP stances on these issues are better. Otherwise the cocktail party was just lip service.

Any salesman worth his salt knows this already - it's all about the follow-up.

In the same interview, Steele gives the Eric Holder selection as attorney general a thumbs up and calls him a "good man".

Holder, for those of you who pay attention was in Clinton's Justice Department during the Elian Gonzalez debacle and stated taking Elian in the middle of the night wouldn't happen, just days before it actually did.

Steele may like Holder because of reasons outside the Gonzalez issue, but shouldn't that be a primary reason to protest the choice?

C'mon Mike, show a little edge and a Steele spine. Don't be afraid to call Obama on his judgement. Understand your job will be to constantly remind people who the Democrats are and nail them for their past mistakes.

November 16, 2008

Obama Birth Certificate Update

You may recall page13news sharing this video regarding Philip Berg's case against Barack Obama and the legitimacy of his candidacy for president based on the fact that Obama has yet to prove he is a natural-born citizen of the United States - which is required by the constitution.

The case has been appealed to the Supreme Court and Justice Souter, though not calling for Obama to produce the proof yet, has told him to respond to the charge. The docket (08-570) has been filed and Obama must respond by December 1st.

For further information, see Philip Berg's website.

November 15, 2008

Walmart Profits Up

When "Big Oil" had record setting profits (at a time of high prices), Democrat legistlators immediately called for investigations and tried to draft a windfall profits tax. It's typical of the left; ignorant to basic economic principals.

Last I checked, Walmart still offers low prices. So why is it they are posting increased profits?

Basic economic principal number one - demand drives profits, not price.

November 14, 2008

Recount Favors the Dem - Again

Why does it seem every vote recount gives Democrats greater vote results than the original count?

Although official vote recounts have yet to begin, the margin for Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman is shrinking. At first, Coleman held a 725 vote lead. That lead is now down to 206 and mysterious ballots, all of which favor Al Franken, continue to surface.

Suspicious? The Wall Street Journal thinks so.

November 12, 2008

Hamas-Obama Team Met Before Election

From Pajamas Media...

While campaigning, Barack stated he would only meet with Hamas if they renounced terrorism, recognized Israel, and honored current agreements.

Though this shattering revelation by Hamas hasn't happened yet, one would at least expect Obama would wait until he assumed the Oval Office before meeting with one of the world's most notorious organizations.

But as one will often find with the Obama team, the reality is much different.

As Dr. Ahmad Yousef, Hamas political advisor, stated,
“We were in contact with a number of Obama’s aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to reveal this information as it may influence the elections or become manipulated by McCain’s campaign.”
No worries Israel. Since American voters have seen the light, the world now loves both of us.

Obama's Coming Baby Boom?

Ready for a good chuckle? The Corner's Mark Hemmingway has struck gold.

He received a blasted email asking if a mini baby boom might be expected 9 months from now. As with blackouts, snowstorms, and other natural phenomenon, the sender wondered if a mini baby boom might be pending due to last week's results and wanted email recipients to share their election night stories.

That explains why some in the MSM were getting tingly feelings up their legs.

November 11, 2008

Thanks to All Our Veterans

Enough said.

Obama Leak Retracted

Less than a week after their election victory, mistakes are already surfacing from team Obama.

After information regarding Obama's meeting with President Bush yesterday was leaked, Barack's spokesman, John Podesta, had to correct the details being reported in the MSM.

November 10, 2008

Happy 233rd Birthday to the Marines

November 10th, 1775, at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, the Continental Marines were formed by resolution of the Continental Congress.

No surprise, their birth was in the same city which gave life to our nation.

November 8, 2008

The State of the GOP

A great article by Lowman Henry in The Pottstown Mercury on the state of the National Republican Party and the PA GOP.

Hat Tip Tony Phyrillas

November 7, 2008

24: Redemption

After 2 years in exile, thanks to Hollywood's writer strike, 24 returns.

The next episode in the Jack Bauer saga starts November 23 with a 2 hour television event. The best show on t.v. strays from its traditional domestic-only terrorist threat theme to what one could consider a Darfur-like setting, Sangala Africa.

Get your popcorn ready!

November 6, 2008

You Say You Want a Revolution...

Just like Ford's loss to Carter gave us Reagan, and Clinton's win in '92 gave the Republicans the House and Senate in '94, the election of 2008 gives the GOP an opportunity to regroup and focus on who we really are.

The good news from Tuesday's results is that the loss was so overwhelming, on all levels, it should wake up the entire party.

Nationally, the loss should indicate that being a Democrat-light party is NOT how we will win elections. John McCain tried to win by playing to the middle; a strategy that was doomed to fail.

Sarah Palin was NOT the reason we lost - she was not a drag on the ticket like some geniuses would have you believe. If she was, Republicans in other races would have won despite the poor performance at the top of the ticket. That didn't happen, with exception of Jim Gerlach.

On the statewide level, a lack of message to counter the national opinion of the party contributed to major defeats. The PA GOP just didn't provide any reason for voters to separate the local races from the others.

Locally, the circus that is the division within Montco has contributed to a vision of an inept and ineffective party machine. While many people simply couldn't put their hatred of others aside and work together, Democrats were mobilized, well-funded, and focused.

Conservative issues won nationally. Traditional marriage (between a man and a woman) was upheld in Florida and California. Forced "green" legislation also lost in California, a state that some think should be at the head of the environmental movement.

Democrats didn't get the filibuster-proof 60 seats in the Senate they were hoping for. A united Republican party (if they stand firm) will stifle any attempts by the left to bee-line our country to socialism.

Props to Rush for seeing this bright light at the end of the tunnel, the above came from his Wednesday remarks. The Doctor of Democracy always was able to maintain focus. Hannity also pointed out a poll which indicated that only 9% of the voting public believed the GOP was "too conservative".

It's time our party returned to the Goldwater/Reagan/Gingrich party of years past. Remember how many times you heard recently, "there is just no difference between the two parties". When we got power, we acted like Democrats; spent like Democrats; ruled like Democrats. That's because a lot of "moderates" felt we need to soften our image, we needed a "new tone". But as Tuesday's results show, doing so just leads to defeat.

Now is the time for the GOP's next conservative revolution.

November 5, 2008

The "It's All About Me" Election

Some reasons others voted for Barack Obama...

Barack Obama will pay for my gas.

Barack Obama will pay for my college.

Barack Obama will take care of my mortgage.

Barack Obama will give me health care.

Barack Obama will relieve my white guilt.

Barack Obama will make rich people suffer...
...and I will feel better.

Forgive them Lord, they know not what they do.

Congratulations President-Elect Obama, you have a tall order on your hands. I promise you, the vitriol and hate those on the left have hurled towards the man you will replace, will not come from this author. But I will scrutinize every attempt you make to turn our country into the USSA. My opposition to your candidacy was never about race; it was simply about defending our republic from a turn toward socialism.

May God bless you Sir, you're going to need it.

November 4, 2008

November 2, 2008

Obama Tax Calculator - Not So Accurate

James McTague from Barron's has an article which will appear in tomorrow's print edition. The article shows Obama's fuzzy math just doesn't add up.

Well isn't this a surprise? Of course not, it's just another political gimmick which is rigged to always show you Obama's plan is better.

As the Barron's article points out,
"This isn't a calculator," said the Tax Foundation's Gerald Prante. "This has, like, 72 possible combinations that could change the number it gives you."

Tax code is much more complicated than Obama's campaign would have you believe. Anyone who files something more than just the standard 1040 form knows this already. But Barack wouldn't let something like accuracy get in the way of a good smoke screen.

Stage Set for Nittany Lions

With Texas Tech's win over Texas, the stage is set for Penn State to go to their first National Championship game since they were robbed of a title in 1994.

Texas Tech could still leap over the Lions based on strength of schedule, which would once again beg for the NCAA to go to a playoff format for football championships. But PSU's road to the title game is a little easier than both the Crimson Tide and Red Raiders.

Go Penn State!!! Don't let your guard down against Iowa, Indiana, or Michigan State.