McCain Lies almost daily, but the Main Stream Media gives him a pass by not saying
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Sarah Palin Blamed by the US Secret
Service Over Death Threats Against Barack Obama
Sarah Palin's attacks on Barack Obama's
patriotism provoked a spike in death threats against the future president, Secret Service agents revealed during the final
weeks of the campaign. By Tim Shipman in Washington
Palin's attacks on Barack Obama's patriotism provoked a spike in death threats against the future president, Secret Service
agents revealed during the final weeks of the campaign.
The Republican vice presidential candidate attracted
criticism for accusing Mr Obama of "palling around with terrorists", citing his association with the sixties radical William
The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere
at her rallies, with supporters yelling "terrorist" and "kill him" until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the
But it has now emerged that her demagogic tone
may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to go even further.
The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid
October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with
Mrs Palin's attacks.
Michelle Obama, the future First Lady, was so upset
that she turned to her friend and campaign adviser Valerie Jarrett and said: "Why would they try to make people hate us?"
The revelations, contained in a Newsweek history
of the campaign, are likely to further damage Mrs Palin's credentials as a future presidential candidate. She is already a
frontrunner, with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, to take on Mr Obama in four years time.
Details of the spike in threats to Mr Obama come
as a report last week by security and intelligence analysts Stratfor, warned that he is a high risk target for racist gunmen.
It concluded: "Two plots to assassinate Obama were broken up during the campaign season, and several more remain under investigation.
We would expect federal authorities to uncover many more plots to attack the president that have been hatched by white supremacist
Sarah Palin: Talk Show Host?
Mary Hart hit the McCain-Palin campaign trail in Kissimmee, FL -- a
key battleground state -- for a one-on-one interview with Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
Are the rumors true that she plans to be a talk show host if Barack Obama and Joe Biden win the election?
"I don't know about the talk show host idea so much," says Palin, "but really, Mary, what I am focused on is between now
and November fourth -- that's my focus."
"Governor, you don't want my job in television, by chance?" jokes Mary.
Joe Lieberman Says the Next President will be Tested, on Face the
Nation Back in June
Sarah Palin Visit's Pro-American Area's in the United States, avoids the Un-American Cities
"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, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation. This is where we find the kindness and the goodness
and the courage of everyday Americans. Those who are running our factories and teaching our kids and growing our food and
are fighting our wars for us. Those who are protecting us in uniform. Those who are protecting the virtues of freedom."
More Republicans Jump ship - Weld, McClellan and Pressler Support Obama
Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, a Republican, announced
his support for the Democratic nominee for President, Barack Obama.
Weld’s endorsement comes a day after former Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan and the former Governor of Minnesota
Arne Carlson, also a Republican, announced their support - separately - of Obama’s candidacy.
In a statement Weld said, “Sen. Obama is a once-in-a-lifetime candidate who will transform our politics and restore
America’s standing in the world.”
“We need a president who will lead based on our common values and Sen. Obama demonstrates an ability to unite and
inspire. Throughout this campaign I’ve watched his steady leadership through trying times and I’m confident he
is the best candidate to move our country forward,” he said.
Scott McClellan Appearing on “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News,”
McClellan said his vote is all about “change.”
“From the very beginning I have said I am going to support the candidate that has the best chance for changing the
way Washington works and getting things done and I will be voting for Barack Obama,” he said to cheers and applause.
Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.), who was the first Vietnam veteran
to serve in the United States Senate, is the latest Republican to back Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, Politico
Pressler, who said that in addition to casting an absentee ballot for Obama he'd donated $500 to the Illinois senator's
campaign, cited the Democrat's response to the financial crisis as the primary reason for his decision.
"I just got the feeling that Obama will be able to handle this financial crisis better, and I like his financial team of
(former Treasury Secretary Robert) Rubin and (former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul) Volcker better," he said. By contrast,
John McCain's "handling of the financial crisis made me feel nervous."
Sarah Palin: The Deer Caught in the Headlights
By: David Phillips
October 20, 2008
Bio and Background
Sarah Louise Heath Palin was born February 11, 1964; Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, the third of four children
of Sarah Heath, a school secretary, and Charles R. Heath, a science teacher and track coach. She is of English, German, and
Irish descent. The family moved to Alaska when she was an infant. As a child, she would sometimes go moose hunting with her
father before school.
Palin attended Wasilla High School in Wasilla, located 44 miles north of Anchorage. She was the head of the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at the school and the point guard and captain of the school's girls' basketball team.
She earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" because of her intense play.
Palin attended several colleges and universities. In 1982, she enrolled at Hawaii Pacific College but left after
her first semester. She transferred to North Idaho community college, where she spent two semesters as a general studies major.
From there, she transferred to the University of Idaho for two semesters. During this time Palin won the Miss Wasilla Pageant,
then finished third in the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant, at which she won a college scholarship and the "Miss Congeniality" award.
She then attended the Matanuska-Susitna community college in Alaska for one term. The next year she returned to the University
of Idaho where she spent three semesters completing her Bachelor of Science degree in communications-journalism, graduating
In 1988, she worked as a sports reporter for KTUU-TV and KTVA-TV in Anchorage, Alaska, and for the Mat-Su Valley
Frontiersman as a sports reporter. (Source: Wikipedia)
Palin was a member of the Wasilla, Alaska city council from 1992 to 1996 and mayor from 1996 to 2002. She was
elected governor of Alaska in November 2006
On August 29, 2008, John McCain announced he had chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 U.S. presidential
election. She is the first woman to run on the Republican Party's presidential ticket and the first Alaskan nominee of either
As Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Mayor Palin cut property taxes and other small taxes on business. But, according
to the Anchorage Daily News the budget of Wasilla (population 5,469 in 2000) “apart from capital projects and debt,
rose from $3.9 million in fiscal 1996 to $5.8 million.”
Also as Mayor of Wasilla, Palin pushed through a new all purpose sports arena that was paid for with her new
sales tax increase which funded the $15 million dollar project.
But part of the land for the sports complex was privately owned, but that did not stop Palin, she broke ground
on the site without dealing with the land owner, and the City was sued. The suit cost the city another $1.7 million more than
the original $125,000 that was budgeted. Wasilla is still facing budget shortfalls from the case today.
When Palin left office in 2002, Wasilla had “racked up nearly $20 million in long-term debt,” or
roughly $3,000 of debt per resident.
As Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin successfully pushed a windfall tax on oil company profits, a law that raised
taxes on oil profits to 25 percent from 22.5, winning passage in the State Legislature in November 2007. The increase amounted
to an estimated $1.6-billion annually more for the state.
Palin also pushed through a new mega-pipeline that will be built by TransCanada that will bring jobs and more
tax dollars to the State of Alaska.
Palin’s dealings with oil corporations have led Sen. McCain to say, “She knows more about energy
than probably anyone else in the United States of America”
God help us, if that were true.
Sarah Palin does not have the experience to be Vice-President or President. She refuses to speak to the media,
because she cannot answer even the simplest of questions like what newspapers or magazines she reads or naming a Supreme Court
ruling that she may disagree with besides Roe v. Wade.
Sure Sarah can whip a crowd up into a frenzy, she excites the base and McCain rally’s now have more people
showing up because of Palin, but when you actually listen to the words from Palin at the rally’s you quickly discover
that she is a pro at saying nothing.
Sarah Palin is, The Deer Caught in the Headlights
David Phillips is a Vietnam Era Veteran,
a Democratic Party Activist, and David is also the Publisher and Editor of the online political magazine YodasWorld.org
The McCain-Palin campaign and the Republican National Committee launched
a massive robocall campaign on Thursday designed to alarm voters about Barack Obama’s past association with former radical
Bill Ayers. The committee may be violating state law in the process.
The call begins: "Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC," before telling recipients that they "need to know
that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the
Pentagon, a judge’s home, and killed Americans."
More remarkable than the message (coming after a presidential debate in which John McCain said he didn’t care about
a "washed up terrorist") is the reach of the campaign itself. The Huffington Post received dozens of emails from voters who
had either received the call or gotten a voice mail with a recording. Reports came from Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, Wisconsin,
Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, West Virginia, Maine and even Georgia.
Several readers in Minnesota also reported receiving the call, which could be a violation of that state’s laws. Explains
Shaun Dakin, CEO & Founder of the National Political Do Not Contact Registry:
"Most robocalls are supposed to have two things, "paid for by X" and a phone number of the group making the call. Most
do that. Now, that being said, there are some states that have their own robocall laws and they are much stricter. Minnesota
pretty much bans robocalls entirely unless they are introduced by a human voice. And that pretty much never happens because
it defeats the point."
Here’s audio of the call:
More of The McCain/Palin Mob
Not About the Financial Crisis Paul Kurgman
The crisis isn’t the only scary thing going on. Something very
ugly is taking shape on the political scene: as McCain’s chances fade, the crowds at his rallies are, by all accounts,
increasingly gripped by insane rage. It’s not just a mob phenomenon — it’s visible in the right-wing media,
and to some extent in the speeches of McCain and Palin.
We’ve seen this before. One thing that has been sort of written out of the mainstream history of politics is the
sheer insanity of the attacks on the Clintons — they were drug smugglers, they murdered Vince Foster (and lots of other
people), they were in league with foreign powers. And this stuff didn’t just show up in fringe publications —
it was discussed in Congress, given props by the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, and so on.
What it came down to was that a significant fraction of the American population, backed by a lot of money and political
influence, simply does not consider government by liberals (even very moderate liberals) legitimate. Ronald Reagan was supposed
to have settled that once and for all.
What happens when Obama is elected? It will be even worse than it was in the Clinton years. For sure there will be crazy
accusations, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some violence.
The next few years are going to be very, very tough.
Meeting G7, Bush Vows World Economic Fix Bush Pledges Coordinated Response From World Leaders
on Economic Crisis By RACHEL MARTIN and JULIA HOPPOCK
After one of the worst weeks in the stock market's history, President
Bush met foreign financial leaders today to hatch a plan to take on the international financial crisis. In a Rose Garden address
following the meeting, Bush vowed to work together with world leaders to develop a unified response.
"All of us recognize that this is a serious global crisis and, therefore, requires a serious global response for the good
of our people. We resolve to continue our strong efforts to return our economies to the path of stability and long-term growth,"
Bush was joined by financial leaders of the other G7 nations Japan, Germany, England, France, Italy and Canada as well
as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
While Bush did not discuss any strategies for resolving the economic crisis, he emphasized the need for global leaders
to work together in order to avoid worsening the situation.
"As our nations confront challenges unique to our individual financial systems, we must continue to work collaboratively
and ensure that our actions are coordinated," Bush said. "We must ensure the actions of one country do not contradict or undermine
the actions of another. In our interconnected world, no nation will gain by driving down the fortunes of another. We're in
this together. We will come through it together."
Bush also praised swift action taken by some G7 nations earlier in the week to enact a joint interest rate cut. In an historical
coordinated policy action, central banks around the world, including the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank, lowered
key rates in hopes of boosting liquidity and unfreezing the credit markets.
Bush tried to instill confidence that world leaders were doing everything they could to lessen the crisis, but warned it
would take time.
"The benefits will not be realized overnight. But as these actions take effect, they will help restore stability to our
markets and confidence to our financial institutions."
Troopergate Report: Palin Abused Power Filed by David Edwards and Andrew McLemore
An investigation of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin
found she abused her power as an Alaska governor in the firing of the state public safety commissioner, the Associated Press
The report concludes that Palin's desire for a state trooper to be dismissed following a family dispute was one of several
factors leading to the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan.
Monegan claims his dismissal was an act of vengeance for resisting pressure to fire a state trooper involved in a bitter
divorce with the governor's sister.
"I feel vindicated," Monegan said. "It sounds like they've validated my belief and opinions. And that tells me I'm not
totally out in left field."
Investigator Stephen Branchflower led the bipartisan panel that investigated the matter and found Palin in violation of
a state ethics law, KTUU reported.
"I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch
ethics act," Branchflower said in the 263-page report.
John McCain, the Maverick, the Myth
By: David Phillips
October 6, 2008
Senator John Sidney McCain III was born August 29, 1936 and celebrated
his 72nd birthday last month, if elected he would become the oldest person ever elected as President. McCain was
first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982; he served two terms, and was then elected to the U.S. Senate in
1986, winning re-election easily in 1992, 1998, and 2004.
Senator McCain, whose nick name is “The Maverick” had ruffled many feathers over the years by not voting
in lock step with his Republican congressional caucus in Washington.
Over the past 26 years that Senator McCain has been in Washington there have been many others who also have not voted
in lock step with the GOP, but somewhere along the way, it was McCain who was tagged the Maverick by the media for differing
with the Republican Party on some key issues.
Well the Maverick is gone, dead, buried, it is no more, the only thing left of the maverick nickname that McCain was
once famous for is now a myth of a man that once was.
McCain is a man who now votes in lock step with his GOP brethren, McCain is now a follower and no longer a leader.
In 2006 Senator McCain voted with Bush and the GOP 90 percent of the time, in 2007 95 percent of the time and 2008 100 percent
of the time on the few times he came off the campaign trail and back to Washington to cast a vote.
John McCain has been campaigning on two personal notes; one is that he is a maverick, and two, that he is a former
As I said, the maverick is no longer, it is his past, as is his POW status.
McCain in every campaign from his past to the present has used his history as a POW as if it qualifies him for whatever
office he was and is seeking. This is not to belittle his history as a POW, McCain endured torture that only others who themselves
have been tortured can truly understand. But in no way does being captured and tortured qualify him or entitle him to be President
of the United States.
In an interview with Katie Couric a couple of months back McCain was asked to clear up the flap he created in a previous
interview with Politico, when McCain was asked how many homes he owns and said “I think — I’ll have my staff
get to you.” McCain’s answer to Couric was, "I spent some years without a kitchen table, without a chair." McCain
was referring to his time spent as a POW as to the reason why he did not know how many homes he owns.
McCain’s aide Brian Rogers said to the Washington Post, while in full damage-control mode, said his boss had
“some investment properties and stuff,” then added: “This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a
half years — in prison.”
Another of McCain’s POW entitlement happened when he was making a comment about Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of
former Senator and Presidential candidate John Edwards, when she ridiculed McCain's health care policy. A McCain aide said
that the Senator knows what it’s like to get inadequate care "from another government.”
And then there have been the countless ads showing McCain in a bed at the Hanoi Hilton, the opening video at the Republican
convention were McCain’s POW history along with film of the 911attack which were used as the intro to McCain’s
Senator McCain you were a POW, we get it, but that does not entitle you or lend qualifications to you, to be President
of the United States.
And finally, last week the Senate approved a bailout bill, and then sent it to the House which also approved the Bill,
then Bush signed it into law. The Senate version included $150 billion in pork that the original House Bill that was first
voted down did not contain. Senator McCain whose has campaigned on “no pork”, voted yes on the Senate version
that was ultimately signed by Bush.
David Phillips is a Vietnam Era Veteran, a
Democratic Party Activist, and David is also the Publisher and Editor of the online political magazine YodasWorld.org
You can also read David’s weekly column
in the Santa Ynez Valley Journal or you can go to their web site: www.Syvjournal.com
John McCain Calls Cindy's
Father A "Role Model"
your wife and child, being a convicted felon, and starting a business with help from mob ties
makes one a role model, then Jim Hensley was indeed a role model.
In an interview with Katie
Couric on August 23, 2008, McCain stated, "Cindy's father, who barely finished
high school, went off and distinguished himself in World War II in a B-17 and came back with practically
nothing and realized the American dream, and I am proud and grateful for that, and I think
he is a role model to many young Americans who serve in the military and come back and succeed. "
Hensley Dumps His First Family
* Jim Hensley,
Cindy McCain's father, and Mary Jeanne Hensley were married in 1937. In February 1943,
their daughter Kathleen Anne Hensley was born. Jim was a bombardier in WWII and was injured
while flying in Europe.
* While recovering
in West Virginia, he met Marguerite Smith. He divorced Mary Jeanne and he and Marguerite
were married in 1945. Their daughter, Cindy Lou Hensley, was born May 20, 1945.
* Jim Hensley, was for the most part, an absentee father
to his first child. According to Portalski, "I saw him a few times a year. I saw him at
Christmas and birthdays, and he provided money for school clothes, and he called occasionally. "
* After becoming a multi-millionaire,
Hensley helped Portalski, giving Kathleen and her husband appx. $10,000
a year for about a decade and paying the college tuition of her children - his own grandchildren.
Yet upon his death, Kathleen and her husband were left $10,000 and the grandchildren received
Bootlegging, Mob Ties, and Gambling
* in 1945,
Jim Hensley and his brother Eugene began working for Kemper Marley. Kemper Marley
owned United Sales Company in Phoenix and United Distributors in Tucson.
* Kemper Marley was purportedly a mob boss. According
to the Albuquerque Journal, in a 1953 New Mexico State Police report, Kemper Marley,
"is reputed to be the financial backer for the bookies" and "owned a wire service formerly
operated in connection with bookmaking of the Al Capone gang." And though never
charged, Marley is suspected of ordering the car bomb assassination of journalist
Ken Bolles in 1976.
* In 1948, Jim and Eugene
Hensley were indicted for falsifying liquor records to conceal illegal distribution
of whiskey against post-war rationing regulations. Both men were convicted in U.S. District
Court on federal charges of conspiracy and Jim Hensley was also convicted on seven
counts of filing false liquor records. While Eugene was sentenced to one year in federal
prison, Jim received a six-month suspended sentence.
In the early 1950s, Jim and Eugene Hensley bought into the Ruidoso Downs racetrack
in New Mexico with equal partner Clarence "Teak" Baldwin. Yet a few months later,
at a hearing before the New Mexico State Racing Commission, Jim and Eugene concealed
the existence of Baldwin. Because of his illegal bookmaking, Baldwin had been banned
from any ownership role. Additionally, New Mexico State Police discovered Kemper
Marley was a financial backer for bookmakers with ties to Baldwin and with the bookmaking
operations of organized crime. Despite that, Jim and Eugene were given their
Ruidoso Downs racetrack license in 1953, a decision John F. Simms, governor of New
Mexico's following administration called appalling.
In 1953 Jim Hensley and Kemper Marley were again charged with falsifying liquor records.
This time Jim was defended by future Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist. He and
Kemper Marley were both men were acquitted.
In spite of being a convicted felon, Jim Hensley was somehow granted a state liquor
license in 1955 (and later a federal liquor license) to found a beer distributorship.
Hensley later switched to distributing exclusively Anheuser-Busch beer,
and by 1980 Hensley & Company Distributors and Hensley & Company Wholesale had
made Jim Hensley a multi-millionaire.
In 1981, Hensley hired his new son-in-law, John McCai