Saturday, August 23, 2008

From the L. A. Times 1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people)are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card. 2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. 3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens. 4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal , whose births were paid for by taxpayers. 5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally 6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages. 7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border. 8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal. 9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking. 10. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County. )
(All 10 of the above are from the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida , and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

We are a bunch of fools for letting this continue
"I've had a great relationship [with Indian Americans]," Biden said. "In
Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from
India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight
Indian accent. I'm not joking."

Joe Biden


The media and blogosphere is

exploding with reaction to the Democratic VP pick: PJM rounds up the best.

August 22, 2008

Jonah Goldberg: “I think it is an outright terrible decision on Obama’s part to pick Biden. Yes, he helps balance Obama’s inexperience on foreign policy, but he also reminds people of it. Yes, Biden could conceivably be effective as an attack dog. But Biden is such a gasbag he makes the Hindenburg look like a sack of rocks.”

AP: Barack Obama told everyone he wanted a running mate who will challenge his thinking, and now he’s got one. Joe Biden’s tendency to speak his own mind—and speak and speak—is entwined in his DNA.”

Blast from the past: “I’m sticking with McCain,” Biden said in 2004. (MSNBC)

R.S. McCain: “The thing is, Joe is old news. Very old news. And he’s got no executive experience. To jerk around the national press for a full week, only to deliver Joe Biden — this is a disappointment. Imagine the reactions of those poor saps getting their text messages: ‘WTF? Dude. Joe Biden?’”

Ed Driscoll: “If there were any Obamamaniacs relying solely upon their text messages to find out who the Messiah’s veep would be, they were the last to know.”

Hot Air: “After a week of excruciating suspense, the big revelation is Joe Hairplugs?”

The Moderate Voice: This is a big deal for little Delaware

Seth Gittel: Unpublished comments by Biden on Obama.

AP: “The candidate of change went with the status quo.”

HuffPo: Obama-Biden logo revealed.

Jim Geraghty, NRO: “It’s hard for Obama supporters to play the age card any longer, as their potential veep is all of six years younger than McCain.”

Marc Ambinder: “This is a formidable ticket, and a risky ticket, and not a comfort zone choice for Obama…criticism will focus on Biden’s 1987 plagiarism bout, his support of credit card companies (he pushed the bankruptcy bill that Dems now hate), his comments about Obama, his racial obliviousness.”

WSJ: “The McCain campaign was quick to ridicule the choice. ‘There has been no harsher critic of Barack Obama’s lack of experience than Joe Biden,’ said his spokesman, Ben Borritt.”

Taylor Marsh: “If not Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden is absolutely the next best pick in my view. No doubt, many will be fueled to act out on this, but they’re not thinking of the larger goal.”

Riehl World View: “I can’t believe Obama doesn’t feel like he’s sitting on a keg of dynamite with Biden - just hoping he doesn’t go off.”

CNN: A flurry of activity at the Biden house.

Washington Note: “Wait till America gets to know Jill Biden – she’s an impressive woman”

TalkLeft: “Is anyone besides me extremely unhappy with Joe Biden, the ultimate crime warrior, on the ticket?”

Patrick Ruffini: Joe Biden vs. Joe Biden’s Mouth

Countless Biden Gaffe YouTube videos circulating: here and here, for example.

DailyKos prints the message body: “Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3pm ET on Spread the word!”

Biden in his own words:

Biden, on a post-debate appearance on MSNBC, October 30, 2007:

“The only guy on the other side who’s qualified is John McCain.”

Biden appearing on The Daily Show, August 2, 2005:

“John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be

honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the

country would be better off, be well off no matter who...”

On Meet the Press, November 27, 2005: “I’ve been calling for

more troops for over two years, along with John McCain and

others subsequent to my saying that.”

On Obama:
Reacting to an Obama speech on counterterrorism, August 1, 2007:

“‘Look, the truth is the four major things he called for, well, hell

that’s what I called for,’ Biden said today on MSNBC’s Hardball,

echoing comments he made earlier in the day at an event

promoting his book at the National Press Club. Biden added,

‘I’m glad he’s talking about these things.’”

Also that day, the Biden campaign issued a release that began,

“The Biden for President Campaign today congratulated

Sen. Barack Obama for arriving at a number of Sen. Biden’s

long-held views on combating al Qaeda in Afghanistan and

Pakistan.” That release mocked Obama for asking about the

“stunning level of mercury in fish” and asked about a proposal

for the U.S. adopt a ban on mercury sales abroad at a

Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

Assessing Obama’s Iraq plan on September 13, 2007:

“My impression is [Obama] thinks that if we leave,

somehow the Iraqis are going to have an epiphany”

of peaceful coexistence among warring sects.

“I’ve seen zero evidence of that.”

Speaking to the New York Observer: Biden was equally skeptical

— albeit in a slightly more backhanded way — about Mr. Obama.

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American

who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,”

he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Also from that Observer interview: “But — and the ‘but’

was clearly inevitable — he doubts whether American voters

are going to elect ‘a one-term, a guy who has served for four

years in the Senate,’ and added: ‘I don’t recall hearing a word

from Barack about a plan or a tactic.’”

Around that time, Biden in an interview with the Huffington Post,

he assessed Obama and Hillary Clinton: “The more people learn

about them (Obama and Hillary) and how they handle the pressure,

the more their support will evaporate.”

December 11, 2007: “If Iowans believe campaign funds and

celebrity will fix the debacle in Iraq, put the economy on track,

and provide health care and education for America’s children,

they should support another candidate,” said Biden for

President Campaign Manager Luis Navarro.

“But I’m confident that Iowans know what I know:

our problems will require experience and leadership

from Day One. Empty slogans will be no match for proven

action on caucus night.”

Also that night, Biden said in a campaign ad,

“When this campaign is over, political slogans like

‘experience’ and ‘change’ will mean absolutely nothing.

The next president has to act.”

September 26, 2007: Biden for President Campaign

Manager Luis Navarro said, “Sen. Obama said he would do

everything possible to end the war in Iraq and emphasized

the need for a political solution yet he failed to show up to

vote for Sen. Biden’s critical amendment to provide a

political solution in Iraq.

December 26, 2006: “Frankly, I think I’m more qualified

than other candidates, and the issues facing the American

public are all in my wheelbarrow.”

On Iraq:
Biden on Meet the Press in 2002, discussing Saddam Hussein:

“He’s a long term threat and a short term threat to our national

security… “We have no choice but to eliminate the threat.

This is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world.”

Biden on Meet the Press in 2002: “Saddam must be

dislodged from his weapons or dislodged from power.”

Biden on Meet the Press in 2007, on Hussein’s WMDs:

“Well, the point is, it turned out they didn’t, but everyone in

the world thought he had them. The weapons inspectors said

he had them. He catalogued — they catalogued them.

This was not some, some Cheney, you know, pipe dream.

This was, in fact, catalogued.

Biden, on Obama’s Iraq plan in August 2007:

“I don’t want [my son] going [to Iraq],” Delaware Sen. Joe Biden

said from the campaign trail Wednesday, according to a report on

Radio Iowa. “But I tell you what, I don’t want my grandson or my

granddaughters going back in 15 years and so how we leave
makes a big difference.” Biden criticized Democratic rivals

such as Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama who

have voted against Iraq funding bills to try to pressure

President Bush to end the war. “There’s no political point worth

my son’s life,” Biden said, according to Radio Iowa.

“There’s no political point worth anybody’s life out there. None.”

Biden on Meet the Press, April 29, 2007:

“The threat [Saddam Hussein] presented was that, if Saddam was

left unfettered, which I said during that period, for the next five

years with sanctions lifted and billions of dollars into his coffers,

then I believed he had the ability to acquire a tactical nuclear weapon —

not by building it, by purchasing it. I also believed he was a

threat in that he was — every single solitary U.N. resolution

which he agreed to abide by, which was the equivalent of a

peace agreement at the United Nations, after he got out of —

after we kicked him out of Kuwait, he was violating.

Now, the rules of the road either mean something or they don’t.

The international community says “We’re going to enforce the

sanctions we placed” or not. And what was the international

community doing? The international community was weakening.

They were pulling away.”

Biden to the Brookings Institution in 2005: “We can call it quits and
withdraw from Iraq. I think that would be a gigantic mistake.

Or we can set a deadline for pulling out, which I fear will only

encourage our enemies to wait us out — equally a mistake.”

Analyzing the surge on Meet the Press, September 9, 2007:

“I mean, the truth of the matter is that, that the — America’s —

this administration’s policy and the surge are a failure,

and that the surge, which was supposed to stop sectarian violence and —

long enough to give political reconciliation, there’s been no

political reconciliation... The reality is that, although there has

been some mild progress on the security front, there is, in fact,

no, no real security in Baghdad and/or in Anbar province,

where I was, dealing with the most serious problem,

sectarian violence. Sectarian violence is as strong and as

solid and as serious a problem as it was before the surge started.”

Biden in October of 2002: “We must be clear with the

American people that we are committing to Iraq for the

long haul; not just the day after, but the decade after.”

On Meet the Press, January 7, 2007, assessing the proposal

of a surge of troops to Iraq: “If he surges another 20, 30, or

whatever number he’s going to, into Baghdad, it’ll be a tragic

mistake, in my view, but, as a practical matter, there’s no way to say,

‘Mr. President, stop.’”

On Meet the Press, November 27, 2005:

“Unless we fundamentally change the rotation dates and

fundamentally change how many members of the

National Guard we’re calling up, it’ll be virtually impossible

to maintain 150,000 folks this year.”

(The number of troops in Iraq peaked at 162,000 in August 2007,

during the surge.)

Having said all that: “There’s something decent at the core

of Joe Biden.” — Jim Geraghty, December 13, 2007

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Constitutional Scholar Obama Questions Legality of Slavery Ban

This week, Barack Obama's challenge is to select a running mate who's young, hip, and whose accomplishments in life don't overshadow Obama's. Allow me to suggest Kevin Federline.

The only thing we can be sure of is that Obama will choose someone who is the polar opposite of all his advisers until now. In other words, it will be a very, very white male who was probably proud of his country even before being chosen as Obama's running mate.

Obama's got a lot of ground to make up following that performance last weekend at the Saddleback presidential forum with pastor Rick Warren.

After seeing Obama defend infanticide with the glib excuse that the question of when life begins is above his "pay-grade," Rev. Jeremiah Wright announced that although he's known Obama for 30 years, he only recently became aware of how extreme the senator's viewpoints were. Wright, after all, has his reputation to consider.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

WND Exclusive
Nearly 2 in 3 voters want someone else
Stunning 62.4% of Americans would like to see better choices of candidates, parties in future

Posted: August 19, 2008
6:38 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON - A Zogby International poll commissioned by WND shows a surprisingly low 71.7 percent closely identifying with either of the two front-running, major-party candidates for president and a stunning 62.4 percent expressing their desire to see more viable candidate and party choices in future elections.

Unlike any other scientific poll conducted in 2008, this survey asked randomly selected respondents about their level of enthusiasm for presidential candidates and offered the actual alternatives to the major party candidates that will appear on most ballots across the country – as well as the option of simply not voting.

Barack Obama came in first with just 38.1 percent of the vote to John McCain's 33.6 percent.