Archive for October 2008

Thousands protest American attacks in Syria

October 30, 2008

Contrary to popular belief there is still a world outside of the United States. Just to prove it, we actually attacked Syria the other day.

It didn’t get much media coverage because of the election and even I’m guilty of it. I saw the news breaking and I said, “that’s great, but what’s going on today on the campaign trail.” So thankfully we’re going to take a pause from the campaign to look at the world outside America in seeing what our next president will have to deal with when he takes office.

Just this Wednesday thousands of Syrians met in Abu Kamal near the Iraqi border to protest the American incursion into Syria.

Syria’s foreign minister condemned the actions as “an act of terrorist aggression.”

According to prelimiary reports from CNN “four U.S. helicopters flew from Iraq about five miles into Syrian territory and struck a farm several hours before sunset Sunday. Two helicopters landed near the farm while the other two provided cover from above, the minister said.”

It seems as if this doctrine of preemptive attack that our next president is going to have to look at again. Especially if it means we’re going to keep straining any alliances we have.

Barack Obama buys 30 minute Infomercials (updated)

October 29, 2008

Recently Barack Obama’s campaign announced that they will be running 30 minute television ads simultaneously on almost all local and cable stations. It’s supposed to be aired tonight.

Never before in politics has this been seen this late in a campaign, and it shows the money the Obama campaign has.

From my sources inside the campaign, I’ve heard that these infomercials will be Barack sitting down with families and talking about how his plan would help them.

So for all those asking me, you can catch the progrma tonight at 8pm on CBS, NBC, FOX, BET, TV One, and the spanish language station Univision.

Republicans angry at Palin

October 29, 2008

So it seems in the waning days of this race to the White House Republicans are split over what should happen to Sarah Palin if they fail to capture the White House.

This is a debate which is getting public at times as we’re hearing from her aides saying “she is going rogue.” “A civil war that is simmering will break out into the open if McCain loses, and the party will have to decide what they want to be in the post-Reagan world,” said Gloria Borger, a political analyst for CNN.

Governor Sarah Palin

Governor Sarah Palin

Now some out there may say, this is just the Democrats trying to spread vicious rumors and pick apart the Republican party. I ask you to just look at Palin rallies and McCain rallies. John McCain is not filling up the places he’s speaking at. This is the man who is the Republican choice for the White House and that is not at all a good sign when his VP is getting more people than him.

When John McCain was asked about problems with his running mate he said “when two mavericks join up, we don’t agree on everything, but that’s a lot of fun.”

We’ve been hearing McCain aides calling her a “diva” and describing her as “going rogue” A top republican David Frum who worked in the Bush White House said “There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him.”

Frum goes on to say

Gov. Sarah Palin connected with neither independents nor women. She did, however, ignite the Republican base, which has come to support her passionately. And so, in this last month, the McCain campaign has Palinized itself to make the most of its last asset. To fire up the Republican base, the McCain team has hit at Barack Obama as an alien, a radical and a socialist.

Sure enough, the base has responded. After months and months of wan enthusiasm among Republicans, these last weeks have at last energized the core of the party. But there’s a downside: The very same campaign strategy that has belatedly mobilized the Republican core has alienated and offended the great national middle, which was the only place where the 2008 election could have been won.

It seems the Republican party has finally gone over the edge. If the Republican party nominates her for a future run, she will get all of the Republican base, I guarantee it. She might destroy others in the primaries, however when facing independents and democrats even moderate republicans would rather stay at home than vote for the extremist candidate.

Northern Exposure: Ted Stevens found guilty

October 28, 2008
Ted Stevens

Ted Stevens

It seems the not so honorable 84 year old Senior Senator from Alaska Theodore Fulton Stevens aka Ted Stevens has been found guilty of all seven felony counts he was charged with. These charges stem from gifts received by the senator ranging around a quarter of a million dollars. Some of which were used to renovate his home.

For those that aren’t familiar with Senator Stevens he was the Senator who infamously said the “internet is not a truck. It is a series of tubes.”

I just the other day got… an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday. I got it yesterday [Tuesday]. Why? Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the Internet commercially. They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It’s not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes.

All that aside, all of these charges come after Ted Stevens claim of “I’m innocent” on July 31, 2008.

After all of this, he is still planning to run for re-election. Now you may ask what that means. He could theoretically still be Senator while in prison. However the Senate can kick him out with a two-thirds vote of the entire Senate.

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a statement regarding the conviction.

“Senator Stevens was found guilty by a jury of his peers, and now must face the consequences of those actions. As a result of his conviction, Senator Stevens will be held accountable so the public trust can be restored.”

Many believe that he will seek a pardon from Republican President Bush before he leaves office. It seems this is just another corrupt republican being found out and exposed to be the criminal he is.

Men charged with plotting to kill Obama

October 27, 2008

So the countdown has begun. With 8 days left to E-day, Obama looks like he has this election all wrapped up and already two men have been arrested last week plotting to assassinate Obama.  Daniel Cowart, 20, and Paul Schlesselman, 18, were self-described white supremacists who were arrested arrested for  possession of sawed off shotgun and that they were going to raid a gun shop for ammunition. In the transcript they told they were planing on assassinating Obama and were charged for making threats against a presidential candidate.

The thing that disturb me the most about this article and when I saw it been reported on CNN was that they were going to start a killing spree at school predominately African-American to send a message. Then start killing innocent African-Americans until they reach their primary target Barack Obama. In the report that they would have willing to died for this to happen because of their skinhead philosophy.

I am very upset and sadden by this report. I am upset because is this THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? Is it? This sounds like third world country where there is political unrest by the people. This should not occur in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. We are cucurrently fighting countries that are political unrest bring democracy to their country so they can have fair and peaceful elections. In the United States we should not have that. This skins head, white supremacy, racist etc… need to get over the fact that the United States of America is changing. Soon they will be the minority in these country. They need to expect the face the facts that upcoming elections more and more minorities will be running for higher office and no matter what race, color, gender, or sexual orientation its GOING TO HAPPEN NOT BY IF, BUT WHEN! IF THEY CAN’T ACCEPT IT, THEN YOU KNOW WHAT EITHER YOU GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY OR DON’T VOTE!  There is no reason to kill innocent people just to protect our ideology. America is not based upon that. American is built on immigrants and opportunity for everyone.

Since the begin I have said to all my friends and family. If Obama gets elected that the countdown will begin until he is assassinated. I don’t want to see it happen, LET ME REPEAT I DON’T WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN! But if you got two young adults plotting to kill him, I’m sure they are others who are planning the same. Now we saw a little bit of the unrest at McCain’s campaign when people in the background are saying,  “kill him” or “off with his head” All of this slur is building tension among these people who don’t want to see a Black President. Like i said if you got two young adults wanting to kill Obama and I’m sure that they are others who are wanting to the same. Like I said I don’t want to see Obama get assassinate, but God forbid it does then it will be a dark time in America. This would lead to civil and political unrest all across America. It will put fear into minorities for running for higher office if people can’t accept them. In my mind America is no better than any other non democratic government.

Here is the link to the article on CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/10/27/obama.plot/index.html

Skinheads plot to assassinate Obama foiled

October 27, 2008

Today, local police officers working in conjunction with federal agents arrested two Neo-Nazi skinheads in Tennessee who planned to assassinate Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama.

According to recently released court documents the men planned to rob a gun store and go on a killing spree in a predominately black high school.

They planned to kill 88 people which included beheading 14 of them. Apparently 88 and 14 are symbolic numbers in the white supremacist community. If there are any white supremacists out there, feel free to expand on that in the comments.

After this killing spree in Tennessee they planned to go on a national killing spree ending with the assassination of Barack Obama. Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman were the two men arrested. According to AP reports “Agents seized a rifle, a sawed-off shotgun and three pistols from the men when they were arrested. Authorities alleged the two men were preparing to break into a gun shop to steal more.”

Their plan was to drive as fast as possible towards him and shoot while they drove. They recognized it would be a difficult task to accomplish however both stated they were willing to die during the event.

It seems everyday there are more and more nuts popping up around this campaign.

2 Dead in an Arkansas University Shooting

October 27, 2008

It pains me to report another school shooting. At the University of Central Arkansas two shots were fired last night around 9:20pm which stole the peacefulness from this University.

Two students have been left dead in this tragic crime.

It seems that it has become a common and what bothers me, an accepted reality, that there will be shootings at Universities.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims of this brutal crime.

http://www.uca.edu/