Thursday, 30 October 2008
A 9 YEAR OLD SIGN-STEALER GETS A JOLT
As I've noted before, there has been a major epidemic of people, presumably
Obama supporters, stealing McCain signs. One Obama supporter who owns a
pizza shop in Chicago actually put a bounty on them (bring in a McCain sign, get
Well, here is a story of a 9 year old McCain sign-stealer getting some on-the-spot
justice for it:
CHAPEL HILL (AP) -
Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill was tired of someone stealing McCain-Palin
campaign signs from his yard.
So the man with a
degree in electrical engineering hooked up a third sign to a power source for
an electric pet fence Monday. Turschak also put up a surveillance
The News &
Observer of Raleigh reports that Tuesday, a 9-year-old boy with an Obama-Biden
sign grabbed the McCain-Palin sign and got a jolt.
The boy's father,
Andrew Noble, then showed up at the Turschak's door, upset his son had been
shocked. Soon an Orange County sheriff's deputy also showed up at the
Noble says his son
just wanted to see how the sign was put together. Turschak says the boy
intended to swap out the signs.
Pendergrass said he doesn't plan to file charges.
I'll say this; it takes a special dose of chutzpah for this kid's
father to complain that he got shocked while in Shawn Turschak's yarde trying to
steal the sign he put up ---, oh, excuse me, the sign he was just looking
at to see how it was put together, while coincidentally holding an Obama-Biden
sign at the time.
You have to wonder if andrew noble, the boy's father, sent his 9 year old out
to do the dirty work for him. Or maybe you don't have to think much at all
to come to that conclusion.
I'm sorry the 9 year old was shocked. But at least he learned that
sometimes you pay for your actions. I doubt his father learned a
STEALING VOTES FOR BARACK
By now just about everyone knows what ACORN is. It is a hard-left
organization, one of whose main activities is registering voters in vastly
Democratic areas (they claim to be non-partisan, but they are obviously,
blatantly lying about that). Just about everyone also knows that where
ACORN goes, fraud is bound to follow.
But there are other ways to commit voter fraud as well. And here,
courtesy of the Sarasota, Florida Herald-Tribune, is one of them:
OFFICIALS WARN OF VOTE
Published: Thursday, October
30, 2008 at 1:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 1:25 a.m.
Elections officials and party leaders are warning
voters to beware of people who have gone door-to-door in Sarasota and Manatee
counties, offering to help deliver ballots and taking votes on the
Offering help with ballots but
They might look helpful, and their shirts and
political flair might suggest they are on your side, but almost certainly they
do not have voters' best interests in mind.
Instead, they are likely stealing identities to
commit other crimes or trying to keep people from voting, officials
A Sarasota County woman called the sheriff's
office to report two people were walking through her neighborhood, off Riverwood
Avenue north of Proctor Road, soliciting for Republican presidential candidate
Sen. John McCain.
But they were asking people to complete forms with
their names, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and
In the Greenbrook community of Lakewood Ranch, a
man reported that people in Republican garb were telling residents they could
help them, Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat said.
Sweat said voters should never give an absentee
ballot to anyone at the door. Instead, send it through the U.S. mail or
hand-deliver it to the elections supervisor's office.
The Republican Party of Sarasota County sent out a
warning Wednesday morning that said fake ballots are being presented and voters
are being told they can vote on the spot in their own doorway. These groups are
then telling voters to tear up and discard their absentee ballots.
In one instance, a voter was told her absentee
ballot would not be counted because it was fraudulent, the Republican Party
Nice twist. Fake workers are going through a Republican area,
pretending to support the Republican, but in reality are obliterating Republican
votes by lying to the people they speak with.
Don't expect to see this on the national news tonight, folks. It's
only fraud against Republicans. No problem.
RUSS EXPLAINS THE OBAMA TAX PLAN
My pal Russ, who, ironically enough, I met through my co-author,
moveon.org member Barry Sinrod, just sent me an explanation of the Obama
I don't know if he wrote it or is just passing it along, but I think it's
both funny and illuminating. See if you agree:
Barack Obama discovers a leak under his
sink and calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it.
Joe drives to Obamas
house, which is in a very nice neighborhood where its clear that all the
residents make more than $250,000 per year.
Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Hes shown the room that
contains the leaky pipe under the sink. Joe figures its an easy job that will
take less than ten minutes. Obama is standing near the door and asks Joe how
much it will cost.
Joe immediately says, $9,500.
$9,500? Obama replies stunned. But you said its an easy job!
Yeah, but what I do is charge a lot more to my clients who make more than
$250,000 per year so I can fix the plumbing of everybody who makes less than
that for free, responds Joe.
Obama tells Joe theres no way hes paying that much, so Joe leaves.
A week later the leak gets so bad that the Obamas have had to put a bucket
under the sink, and it fills up every two hours, so they call Joe back.
Joe goes back to the Obamas, looks at the leaky pipe, and says Itll cost
you about $21,000.
Obama immediately says A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!
Joe explains, Well, a lot of rich people are learning how to fix their own
plumbing, so there are fewer of you paying for all the free plumbing were doing
for the people who make less than $250,000 and I refuse to charge the lesser
income people for plumbing work.
Obama tries to straighten out Joe. But
dont you get it? If all the rich people learn how to do their own plumbing and
you wont charge the poor people, what will you do for money?
Joe immediately replies, Run for president,
MY FRIENDS "MYRA" AND "DAVE", FROM MOVEON,ORG
In the past three days I have gotten e-mails from "Myra" and "Ray"
- both very common names. Just about everyone knows a "Myra" and a
Both e-mails start with:
"Your friend (NAME) sent you the following video
from CNNBC: "Obama's Loss Traced To Ken B."
When I got the first of these two identical e-mails, I clicked on the link
and watched a very professionally done video featuring a "newscaster"
accusing me of single-handedly causing Barack Obama to lose the election because
I didn't vote.
It also contains a pseudo-newspaper headline blaming me for Obama's
loss, a foul-mouthed woman cursing me for not voting and a goat herder
from an indeterminate country telling me John McCain is crazy.
Then the "newscaster" assures me that because Mr. Obama lost (therefore John
McCain was elected) we would be nuking Iran.
The final screen shot tells me this came from moveon.org. Thus
moveon.org is who lied about the e-mail coming from an acquaintance, so I
would open it and they could push their support of Obama and hatred of McCain on
My job? I'm supposed to laugh delightedly at this, make a mental note
that I absolutely have to vote for Barack Obama and then send it along to
everyone I know so that they can laugh and vote for Obama too.
Well, guess what: I'm not laughing, I'm not voting for Barack Obama and
I'm sending it to you so that, if you didn't get the same e-mail, you can
understand the kind of crap moveon.org is pumping out during the last week of
MOUTTHEWS ON OBAMA'S INFOMERCIAL
Listening to Chris Moutthews and keith olbermann discuss Barack Obama is a bit like
listening to proud grandparents discuss their beloved grandson. He can do
And that would be fine if they were proud grandparents and Mr. Obama
were their grandson.
But they purport to be news journalists and Mr. Obama is running for the
presidency. So their nonstop two-man cheering section is a
little unseemly. Ok, maybe a lot unseemly.
Here, courtesy of Brent Baker at www.newsbusters.org, is how Mr.
Moutthews reacted to olbermann's set-up question about the Obama
informercial that aired simultaneously on just about every network last
Matthews on Obamamercial:
Chris Matthews came aboard the shortened Countdown after MSNBC,
unlike FNC and CNN, aired the Obama campaign's half-hour infomercial on
Wednesday night, and oozed over how it was romance. It was realism and most
important, the connection with the average person in the economic turmoil we
face right now I thought was fabulous. Plus, the setting reminiscent of the
Oval Office demonstrated he's comfortable and we should be comfortable and will
be with him in such a setting. Bottom line for Matthews: I thought everything
was just right.
The initial reaction from Matthews when prompted
by Keith Olbermann:
I thought it was Hollywood. It was
romance. It was realism. The technical quality of it, the production values
were perfect, the way they timed going to live, the biographical material. But
most important, the connection with the average person in the economic turmoil
we face right now I thought was fabulous. Of course, there we see the setting,
which is very much like an Oval Office setting, showing that he's comfortable
and we should be comfortable and will be with him in such a setting. I thought
everything was just right.
I thought, the most important part of it, I
thought, was the biographical, showing him talking about his mom and talking
about him taking a chance in history and not wanting to miss it having seen
his mother die at a young age. It was very human and I think you'd have to be
a tough customer not to be touched by it.
The infomercial also ran at 8 PM EDT/7 PM CDT
(will run MDT/PDT) on CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as Univision, BET and TV
How's that for an on-the-spot hagiography?
In the real world, Mr. Obama's informercial did not go over
anywhere near as well. Reliably pro-Obama sources like
CBS and the Associated
Press found it laden with untruthful promises and missing
explanations. Even on the Today show this morning, Obama lover Matt Lauer
characterized it as "sappy".
But to the man who gets "a tingle up my leg" when Obama speaks? It was
heaven on earth.
Then he wonders why people see him as biased. Even funnier, Moutthews,
olbermann and Maddow wonder why MSNBC is seen that way.