“WHEN John Murtagh was 9 years old, Bill Ayers’ friends tried to kill him….  It wasn’t personal. John’s dad was a judge presiding over a trial of some Black Panthers…  John Murtagh- ”

“The night they attacked our home, they also firebombed an army recruiting station out in Brooklyn and police patrol cars outside of Greenwich Village,” notes Murtagh. “Three weeks later, they accidentally blew themselves up. They intended to attack the officer’s club at Fort Dix.”

Lay your cards on the table, says Murtagh. “Obama’s free to associate with Dohrn and Ayers; that’s his right,” he tells me. “But don’t hide the relationship, and be forthcoming and let people decide the significance of it for themselves.”

When did Obama know about Ayers terrorist background? My search for Ayers and Dohrn

Lynn Sweet http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/10/abcs_jake_tapper_tries_to_pin.html

…”So, did he know who Ayers was when he went to his home in 1995?

“My understanding is that when he went there, he did not,” Axelrod said.

Reporters noticed that clause — “my understanding is” — and pressed further. Did Axelrod ask Obama if he knew Ayers’ history when he first met with him?

“Yes,” Axelrod said.

And he did not know?

“Yes,” Axelrod said. “That’s what I’ve said — I answered the question when I was asked the other day. But no one’s suggesting that he never knew. I mean that’s not — we weren’t offering that. I wasn’t offering it — I was asked a question that you just asked me and just answered it. I wasn’t making an argument about it.”

I’m not arguing either. I’m just curious.”

So am I.

Missouri officials suspect fake voter registration


“Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said the fraudulent registration forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. She said they were bogging down work Wednesday, the final day Missourians could register to vote.”….

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said the agency has been in contact with elections officials about potential voter fraud and plans to investigate.

“It’s a matter we take very seriously,” Patton said. “It is against the law to register someone to vote who does not fall within the parameters to vote, or to put someone on there falsely.”

…On Tuesday, authorities in Nevada seized records from ACORN after finding fraudulent registration forms that included the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.”

President Barack Hoover Posted by: Hugh Hewitt

“Everyone wants their money back.  They want growth back.  They don’t want to pay soaring taxes, and they don’t want to pay $4 a gallon gas.

They don’t want the financial estates that the Greatest Generation have accumulated over a lifetime of work to be transferred in bulk into the coffers of the government and not the grandkids.

They like Obama.  I like Obama.  Nearly everybody likes Obama.

But I don’t want to put the country through Great Depression 2.0, and I don’t want a vast army of academics and social engineers descending on D.C. with plans on how to remake America in their own extremist image.

The race is tight and very fluid because the electorate knows the enormous consequences of the choice before them even as McCain struggles to articulate it because McCain embodies it.”

“…but McCain is going to keep making the one big point: This is no time for a rookie with big tax hikes, huge tariffs, expanding bureaucracies and a retreat and defeat foreign policy to take the helm.”

BLOGGER’S NOTE:  I disagree with the term “retreat and defeat foreign policy”

Ignoring Reality Has a Price


…”Despite everything, the biggest fiscal problem remains, far and away, health care. Based on the rate that medical spending has been rising, the Congressional Budget Office forecasts that Medicare and Medicaid will take up 10 percent of G.D.P. within two decades, up from about 4 percent now. In today’s terms, that would be the equivalent of adding at least $900 billion to the deficit every single year, in perpetuity. It makes the cost of the bailouts look like a rounding error.

When it comes to health care, we have a situation that is blatantly unsustainable. With the right choices, we can prevent that. But so far, we instead seem to be hoping that the situation will magically resolve itself, which is a recipe for big problems and perhaps even a crisis.

Let’s see. That doesn’t sound familiar, does it?”

From an Obama ad  “challenge the insurance companies”- what a joke, you don’t challenge them they challenge you.  Try being in business dealing with one or a patient fighting one; you need big bucks to a law firm like his in Chicago.

Obama still leaning forward exhibiting deference

Obama still leaning forward exhibiting deference

Which one can LEAD, has been forthright, has not fudged knowing people who were instrumental in getting political recognition as a rookie, being a part of ACORN, understands the economy versus spout condescendingly about it to some unsuspecting hall and country audience members?

Live………..?   or  ………….. Memorex?   Real, substantive?    or a plastic copy  (melting under the heat of reality, of objective journalism, of anger of democrats, PUMAs being manipulated)?

Melt image, melt.

See John run.

See Barack watch on the sidelines, saying nothing as little as he has to, thinking all his has to do is hold on the ball for the remainder of the game.  This is not Hillary being handicapped by paid Superdelegates and a press that liked the story which would gain more eyeballs if they juiced it, nakedly revealing their previously veiled anger at Clinton & Company.


Front and first and only (if you don’t provide your email) page of Obama website:

Not in this image.  Children portrayed  in images seen by millions for political gain.  Did anyone ask the children if they wanted to be in the photo?  Do they understand the purpose and use of it?  How many takes were done?  How many poses did it take to get it “right”?  What did the children have to do to get it “right”?  Couldn’t they have been out playing or doing their homework or anything else besides posing for political machine?  What do these innocent children have to do with running for the presidency?  Ladies Home Journal, People, US, okay but political website?

It is so informal and folksy looking that It belongs in the family photo album, not a political website promoting a candidate for the presidency.

By the way:

  • countryside in the background (don’t they live in Chicago?)
  • faded background, is it really countryside or them sitting in front of a blown up photographic image of countryside (he has been in so many real countrysides, couldn’t his ad makers have photographed him in front of a real country setting?
  • is this making up for “bitter”, “clinging to their guns”?
  • you have to give your email information to enter the website to seek specific information about his policies (no wonder one of twenty something the founders of a economically successful and now corporate owned website is on his payroll)
  • the movement”;  Obama is a movement?  What movement?  What does this “movement” represent, specifically?  Classic Obamaism, words implying something but what?
  • the photo is black and white, why?  to highlight the light projected down on them from above ?
  • is this image supposed to connect with every family? (Every family has two lawyers, live in a million plus dollar home, mother a vice president at a big city hospital, father a US senator and published author?)

Closer looks, looking at its components instead of the whole:

He is in contact with his daughter’s head not his wife’s.  He is in such close physical contact with his children but not as much as his wife.  Why?  What does this image say about their interaction?  Does she approve of her family being used in this way?

Looking at, into his eyes I continue to see uncertainty.  The  facial muscles around and above the eyes are tense, mildly furrowed brow.  Compare with his family’s which are more relaxed , elevated brows.

Looking more closely at the man who would be king, excuse me, president, I feel uncomfortable with his tentative emanation.

I have no doubt that Barack Obama is a nice person, that he believes in something, is obviously intellectually intelligent.  I have continued grave doubts about his present leadership skills, his ability to accept advice,  because of his age and experience level he must have to have senior advisers.  I believe in his intelligence quotient but doubt his common sense and maturity quotient.

Watch the new Obama anti McCain health plan ad: it is a lie, it says simply people will pay taxes on the $5000 a McCain tax credit is proposing. Does his campaign take us for complete idiots?

Firstly, the proposal is a CREDIT, that means, the money spent is NON TAXABLE. Instead of spending $5000 on something from your income and paying tax on it, like anything else you spend your income on, this amount for health insurance policy premiums, would be excluded from being taxed.  Right now if you can afford to buy your own insurance policy, the money spent is taxed in addition to all your other income that is taxed. if your not self employed.  ( Self employed means you pay all of the roughly 15% FISA and Medicare Tax.)

As a former business owner providing medical services, who paid individual taxes as a sole proprietor (not a partnership or corporation), who paid federal and state and local taxes of all descrition,  I know that he is lying through his teeth.

Individuals can only get tax relief- use medical expenses as a deduction from income, if they have a certain amount in expenses or through a tax deductible medical insurance account (not insurance premiums but a hedge against co-pays and non covered services) or if they are SELF EMPLOYED and buy their own individual insurance policy.

Quoting from a child’s saying:  liar, liar, pants on fire!!!!!!!  (Boy are they.)

“Transforming The Tax Code To Create Greater Equity: The McCain plan transforms the current tax code to provide all American families – including the self-employed and the uninsured – the same tax benefit, a $5,000 refundable tax credit ($2,500 for individuals) that was previously only available to those with employer coverage. Families can use this credit to purchase insurance of their choice, including keeping their current coverage. This is an approach supported by Barack Obama’s own Senior Economic Advisor Jason Furman who wrote that “we could scrap the current deduction altogether and replace it with progressive tax credits that, together with other changes, would ensure that every American has affordable health insurance.”   “http://www.johnmccain.com/content/default.aspx?guid=9b94f39b-1650-4a3a-89ef-fba8cba4c868

This candidate is NOT to be TRUSTED: “I am Barack Obama and I approved this ad.”

How is he to be trusted with the presidency and overseeing the economy?

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., walks out to speak to media about the economy at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. Monday, Oct. 6, 2008.

The man on the top, looking down on the people, metaphorically and literally.

The campaign logo looks exactly like the one for a public television station in Indiana, gee, if you go to the station’s page, the whole logo layout looks

like the station’s

have a look:


Look at the young man’s woman’s surprised look, what did he day, did I think I heard what I thought I heard?

He must be really fired up, he is using his left arm to point.

Did he say something like, McCain is out of touch (old, senile) or he has so many houses, he must be a bad guy.

Oh geez, he mentioned my voting record, he got me, what do I say now?

Notice my grey hair, not grey during the primaries, grey after, not grey during the convention speech (lotta eyeballs), grey again after the convention.  No one noticed (the change).  Notice the fear in the right eye and anger in the left?  Hope not.  Notice I am wearing a pin, not wearing one, then wearing one.  Hope people noticed the change.  (Notice how often he makes a point with his non dominant right hand; he is left handed.  Left/right brain hemisphere confusion? )

Now I mean it.  Well, if it works I do, otherwise, I’ll just say “uh”, “well, you know”.  If none of that works I’ll just emote anger, while I am on the stump, but not when I am being interviewed- I’ll play it cool, speak many words, well put together but say essentially nothing.

Clear as mud.

Down in amongst people.

real close to the people

I am lefty and I know what I stand for.  (Calm, determined, clear)

Underdogs before victory:




Changed: after Keating 5, after 5&1/2 years as a prisoner of war, after saying no to torture, after questioning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, after being smeared/lied about in the 2000 SC Republican Primary, after he was left for dead in the 2008 presidential race, finance campaign reform.

Not changed when the people who stold money from investors and clients in the billion dollar scam and economists argued about the bailout, when he said the fundamentals are strong.  Anybody seen the sky fall in lately?  Gas prices the same.  Lobbyists for Wall Street and clients the same.  New York will not loose as much income and business tax revenue as they expected.

HOPE in all the hard working people of the US, in objectivity from the media, that includes YOU, bloggers, that the political, financial mess the country is in, by all peoples’ actions large and small can be managed and led out of by strength, experience, knowledge, steadiness, keeping your powder dry under fire.

Stockholders, pension and mutual fund managers, Investors, boards, executive leaders of companies complied with or made decisions to pump the bottom line, send labor overseas to cheaper and cheaper labor in more and more countries, to make a bigger buck.  Lower and lost wages has been going on for 20 years.  The chickens have come home to roost; the econony of loosing buying power by people who pay the same amount in taxes with less disposable income, powering an economy that relies on them spending, doing so with greater and greater credit versus income has fallen flat on its face.

John McCain did not make all these individuals do what they did.

You want change, you want hope?  Look in the mirror, then look at McCain, then lookat  Obama.  One will encourage you with faith in yourself and lead.  One will will encourage you to have blind faith in him and step in to the unknown behind him, to heavens knows what, with heavens knows how much more deficit spending.

Your vote has the power to change specifically the way the Democratic Party has run itself, the power to hope that your vote will not rubber stamp Obama’s selection by paid, some not paid, Super Delegates.

Senator Joe Biden was much more impressive in projecting an favorable image to the debate audience than Senator Barack Obama did in his debate.  Biden kept his cool, did not bite on provocative statements.  Not surprising, he is a known entity and is experienced, behind and in front of the scene.

Steady, open, positive, confident

Direct, passionate, projecting his words with meaning matching gesture.

Compare body language of Biden with Obama:


I thought, oh yeah, Biden.  I remember him in the primary debates.  Look at him now that he is given more time.  Looks pretty darned good to me.

Biden?  Hillary?  Anybody?

DNC, DRC, DNC in CO, democratic caucuses’ chaos, SD’s coffers filled after endorsement but before end of primary vote and before convention floor vote, her 18 million votes doesn’t match up to his 18 million votes-  er, doesn’t look good, shut ’em up, candidate selected by majority of non elected SD, many in primaries Hillary won (remember some SD saying “Need to reflect the will of the voters?”, Wright a mentor but I am dumping him, Ayers- a colleage on boards receiving a couple million in tax payer $’s, Annanberg papers,  but he is a neighbor, I don’t know him, community organizer- Rezko recipient of federal money through Obama’s efforts to build then not maintain low income housing turned to slums, big campaign contributor, now convicted and possibly going to turn on Obama (post election court actions ala Supreme Court allows Clinton to be sued?), “worked” his way through college at Columbia then post graduation

then immediately got a job in part to pay back his college loans?

(look this up in Chicago Tribune, Wikipedia, Federal Court records, ask Democratic Caucus goers, in democratic primary election results)




Biden?, HRC?, Anybody?

Biden body language far outshines Obama’s.  Does  Obama emanate  his views, convictions?  How can we tell when his words say one thing and his body language another?  Confusing.  Confounding. Indecipherable.  The cats and dogs I live with tell me more than Mr. Obama does.  This is change, from one cool, condescending then screaming speech to another, one sound bite to another.




YOUR VOTE will decide.  You get what you vote for.

Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis?



told ya

told ya

PUMA surveillance





Lowering head, entering space as lower in importance, McCain  and Lehrer keep heads upright.


Leaning forward, lower hierarchical position, entering personal space without permission, eyes squinted-unsure, fearful, tight mouth while the other is smiling with many facial muscles, confident


on right, leaning forward, showing deference, muscles around mouth in strong contraction, tight lips, holding back, entering personal space- and hand on left arm hand contacting arm with much skin surface, enveloping other’s arms

on left, upright, maintaining ground, not making eye contact with person on right implying disregard, disinterest, other person not important, he not responding to the touch, ? looking ahead



open hands, extended fingers (arm elevation, extension forward outward limited by previous fractures), relaxed facial muscles

hands close to the body, tight facial muscles, defensive

hands close to the body, tight facial muscles-almost a grimace, non dominant hand thumb flexed- high muscle tone, closure of body to environment

head to the side

head positioned straight

head to the side

head straight

limpish hand, tentative looking, mild fear in the eyes

direct, forceful, determined

looking down, (?)concentrating on next move, looking to moderator, head to the side, mild looking fear and or anger in the eyes

head straight, head to the side, hand open, hand with finger pointed

half embrace, arms close to the body, open hands to the audience view, increased muscle tone non relaxed fingers (before turning to the crowd)

after embrace turned to the crowd, one positive & jublilant, one relaxed

PUMAs, 20% unaccounted for from the Clinton primary camp, resolved to vote:

Not tentative, not hesitant, direct focus on task

How many millions is that again?   How much of the electoral vote is that again?  How many of these will swing states again?  Who are these guys (gals), anyway? (mangling of quote from Butch to the Kid from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)

If not Hillary, then who?    Open?   Closed?    Confident?  Tentative?   Known?  Unknown?

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” — Perez in Mourning Bride, by William Congreve [C]

  • Actual quote: “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”

insert PUMA for woman:  “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a PUMA scorned.”

(It may be “…… PUMA…..” after all.)


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