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John McCain: “The Big Donor Buys Access and Access is Influence”

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John McCain ad in his own words. Not a pretty picture.

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September 20, 2008 at 5:42 pm

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Learn Something New Every Day: John McCain Invented the BlackBerry and Wi-Fi Too

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John McCain makes the Wi-Fi claims during a Q&A with Science Debate 2008–he said:

Under my guiding hand, Congress developed a wireless spectrum policy that spurred the rapid rise of mobile phones and Wi-Fi technology that enables Americans to surf the web while sitting at a coffee shop, airport lounge, or public park.

But wait, there’s more. Just today one of his economic advisers would want us to believe that McCain invented the Blackberry, a product made by Canadian company, RIM. From Jonathan Martin at Politico.com:

Asked what work John McCain did as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee that helped him understand the financial markets, the candidate’s top economic adviser wielded visual evidence: his BlackBerry.

“He did this,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin told reporters this morning, holding up his BlackBerry. “Telecommunications of the United States is a premier innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you’re looking at the miracle John McCain helped create and that’s what he did.”

I’m amazed at how technologically evolved McCain is for someone who is just now learning how to use a computer (or can’t because of his POW wounds depending on who you believe).

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September 16, 2008 at 5:35 pm

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Playing the Economic Blame Game

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With the collapse of Lehman Brothers yesterday, with Merill Lynch being gobbled up by Bank of America and AIG looking like they’re next in line, the talking airless heads were making the rounds today pointing fingers. The loudest finger-pointers happened to be the Republican surrogates for John McCain. Even though Deregulation came to fruition under Richard Nixon–he was a Republican, right–fingers can be pointed at all the subsequent administrations.

So for the McCain talking heads continuing to spew half-truths or outright lies, it isn’t the current Democratic congresses fault. You can’t erase history as much as you’d like to and you can’t manage to make McCain’s 26 years of doing nothing in Congress go away either.

Let us not forget John McCain has admitted that he knows nothing about economics and just today his running mate admitted getting a D in Macroeconomics (but for some reason will work with the economy if elected). I got a pity D in algebra class and I’m sure you wouldn’t want me responsible for the United State’s economy. But wait, what about McCain’s advisors you may ask–surely they’ll help him with the economy. Okay, fair enough, let’s look at his top economic advisers Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina. Phil Gramm, plays a large role in this current debacle–it’s most common reference is “corporate welfare.” Gramm introduced the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in November 1999 and it is said to have led to the 2007 subprime mortgage financial crisis. So we have a self-avowed economic idiot, McCain, taking advice from historically regarded idiot Phil Gramm, who legislated us right into this mess.

McCain’s other Economic advisor is failed Hewlett-Packard Chairman of the Board Carly Fiorina. During her tenure, the market halved HP’s value and the company incurred heavy job losses. So that says to me that if we want to keep our declining unemployment rate, then Carly’s the gal for you!

What about Obama? Surely his Economic advisers are as corrupt as McCains. I mean, McCain and his surrogates keep saying Obama doesn’t know what’s going on. Let’s take a quick look.

According to the The New Republic, Obama has, surprisingly, surrounded himself with “…a group of first-rate economists.” Further, Bloomberg.com says, his Economics team consists of

“Three academics — Austan Goolsbee, 37, a University of Chicago professor and columnist for The New York Times, Jeffrey Liebman, 39, a pension and poverty expert at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and David Cutler, 41, a Harvard health economist — form the core of Obama’s economic team.

“They’re all top-notch economists,” said Greg Mankiw, a Harvard professor and former chief White House economist for President George W. Bush. “Their views are left of the political center, as one would expect, but only slightly.”

I know it’s not the norm to have non-Washington insiders in these positions, I mean we keep hearing that McCain is going to reform Washington but how can you do that when the majority of your campaign is made up of long-time Washingtonites or failed corporate executives or special interest lobbyists. Is his reform going to be for everyone but those on his team? It would appear that Obama’s “More of the Same” mantra has a ring of truth to it. McCain isn’t a maverick, he’s a desperate old man trying to grab the brass ring he feels he deserves (not something you earn) and his pick of advisers point out as much.

All I know is that I don’t want a President who didn’t have the foresight to go outside the norm to surround himself with real “mavericks” but instead decided to keep the current problem of Washington close to him and running his campaign.

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September 16, 2008 at 3:32 am

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“In what respect, Charlie?”

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The new craze zipping through the Internet is Governor Sarah Palin’s initial response to Charlie Gibson’s question about the ‘Bush Doctrine.’ If you look at Google results for the phrase, in 24 hours you’ve got 4,860 results.

Many of the talking heads and pundits in the M$M (Main Stream Media) claim this was her worst moment of the interview, I of course, disagree with that assessment. I think her worst moment is when she practically said, in her best Marge Gunderson voice, that she would take on Russia in a war provided Georgia or the Ukraine were in NATO. Okay, so let’s look at this statement, shall we? One, does she actually think the United States has the capabilities to fight a war with Russia? If so, she’s deranged! We don’t have enough troops for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and hurricane relief at home let alone an ongoing campaign against Russia—our military is stretched beyond its limits—and let us not forget about the other Communist regimes that would side with Russia, oh say, China.

Second, does she think that if we declared war on Russia that it wouldn’t become nuclear (she too needs help pronouncing the word, so let me provide that help for her—nü-klē-ər)? However, what amazes me most about this is an AOL poll where Palin supporters, so frenzied in their support for her, would welcome a war with Russia.

Is this just not ridiculous?!?! What is wrong with these people? It makes absolutely no sense to me. So let me ask Governor Palin this question, “In what respect would you bring about Rapture, Governor Nut Case?” I think she tipped her proverbial hat last night why she really wants to be the VPoUS, she wants to bring about the Apocalypse so the other nut cases in her church can claim Alaska is their warped Holy Land.

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September 12, 2008 at 9:27 pm

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