Oct 30 2008

The Major Media will be talking about this: AFTER the election

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 4:06 pm

Newsmax.com, Ex-CIA Expert: Obama Took Millions in Illegal Foreign Donations

A Newsmax investigation of Obama/Biden campaign contributors, undertaken in conjunction with a private investigative firm headed by a former CIA operations officer, has identified 118 donors who appear to lack U.S. citizenship.

Some of these “red flag” donors work for foreign governments; others have made public statements declaring that they are citizens of Cameroun, Nigeria, Pakistan, Canada, and other countries.

A Newsmax sampling of about 3,400 donors also found hundreds more who showed “yellow flags” such as not having used a Social Security number or a known U.S. address. Most U.S.-born citizens are issued Social Security numbers at birth or by the time they enter kindergarten.

Under federal law, only U.S. citizens or permanent residents may donate to federal political campaigns. It is illegal for the campaigns to accept money knowingly from foreign donors.

And when the major media begin to talk about this, they’ll be shocked, simply shocked. Who would have thought it?

Oct 30 2008

Yes on Proposition 4

Category: election 2008harmonicminer @ 2:16 pm

You’ve seen the ads, trying to make us feel scared for the fate of a young woman who has to ask her parents if she can have an abortion. We’re supposed to believe she’ll be abused, maybe both physically and emotionally, and will instead seek an illegal abortion or (gasp) have the child.

Here is a short summary, by a radical foe to Prop 4, under the title HELP needed to defeat anti-choice Prop 4 in CA — no, No, and NO again! [UPDATED]

Proposition 4 is another bad anti-choice proposal: either parental notification or an automatic child abuse investigation if the young woman doesn’t want to notify her parents and can’t find a judge to approve. And if she is able to find a judge, the judge then has to declare her mature enough, and the judges have to make annual reports, county-by-county, on how many abortions are approved for young women each year.

Omitted at the “no on 4” site above (a typical one) is any serious discussion of how the current law aids child molesters, by making it easy for them to intimidate their victims into quietly aborting the evidence.  Yes, it is possible that some parents will not respond well when told their daughter is pregnant.  But it is certain that current law is used to enable child molesters and statutory rapists (predatory males taking advantage of young girls), and allow them to continue undetected.

To the Left, abortion is a hyper-privileged “right” that trumps every other consideration.  ANY abortion performed on a minor is prima facie evidence of the crime of statutory rape.  Yet the current law provides no mechanism for reporting the possible crime.  And it isn’t just a possible but rare crime…  Very large numbers of minor girls who become pregnant are made so by men who are NOT minors.  No one is suggesting the frequent prosecution of minor boys for having sex with minor girls, although this still fits the definition of statutory rape.  But even when the “father” is a minor, isn’t this a serious enough issue to require some parental participation in decisions surrounding the situation?

When the “father” is NOT a minor, it’s a crime, pure and simple.  The parents need to be involved in any decision about an abortion, and any other actions that may result.

Of course, to the Left, sex is NEVER a crime, short of violent rape and pedophilia…

Current law does not let a minor child get an aspirin at school, get a tattoo, etc., without parental approval, signed, sealed and delivered.  The only reason abortion is an exception is because it is that hyper-privileged “right” (some would say “rite”) that the Left thinks is necessary to keep the sexual revolution in full swing.

I don’t expect this discussion to matter to anyone on the Left.  But if you’re on the fence at all, consider what a BAD idea it is to make law affecting everyone on the chance that someone will react badly, when the alternative is the perpetuation of ongoing abuse and the diminishment of the family, as well as the failure to protect young girls from predatory males.

And consider the aborted baby, who choose none of this, but was unjustly killed to allow someone to hide from their deeds.

UPDATE:  Current law contains a preposterous contradiction.

If a public official or health care worker, teacher or counselor, school staff member or adminstrator detects any hint of abuse of a minor, that person is required by law to report it to proper authorities (with significant penalities for non-compliance).  That “hint” could be a suspicious looking bruise, a comment that suggests sexual abuse by a “step-father” or “uncle” or “family friend”, etc.  Yet when the proof of sexual abuse of a minor is presented in the person of a pregnant teenager, the question is often not even asked, and the parents are not required to be consulted before an abortion is done, if the victimized girl is unwilling to tell them herself.  It can happen again and again with the same teenager, and no one is required to follow up on who is making her pregnant.

For every case of a teenage girl who really doesn’t dare tell her parents for fear of abuse (certainly rare, and for which Prop 4 offers other remedies), there are hundreds or thousands who SHOULD be telling their parents, so that their parents can protect them adequately, advise them appropriately, pursue legal action if indicated, etc.

The opponents of Prop 4 don’t care that parents may be unable to properly protect or advise their daughters, under current law.  They care only that the most extreme pro-abortion laws in the world remain unchanged, so that the “right” to an abortion, on demand, for any reason, at any time in the pregnancy, remains sacrosanct.  For them, abortion isn’t just a “right”, it is virtually a “rite”.

It remains to be seen if the voters will be fooled by the deceptive ads of Prop 4 opponents, implying that any noticeable number of young girls will be endangered by telling their parents, and will have no other recourse.


Oct 30 2008

This about sums it up

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 1:54 pm

Closing graphs below, but all worth reading. The BIDINOTTO BLOG

It is extraordinarily telling that the only true “maverick” in this political campaign is a self-made, hard-working, straight-talking homemaker who fought her own party to become governor of Alaska. It is equally extraordinary and revealing that the key philosophical argument against Barack Obama’s plan to “spread the wealth around” had to be raised and voiced not by some professor in a college classroom, but by a blue-collar American plumber in an Ohio suburb.

It is the intellectuals who have betrayed the American sense of life and rejected America’s founding principles of individual rights, free markets, and constitutionally limited government. Today’s “progressive” juggernaut is being propelled not by ordinary Americans, but by pampered elites and economic parasites: tenured leftist academics, rich Hollywood celebrities, entrenched regulatory bureaucrats, and tens of millions of recipients of the unearned fruits of “redistributionism,” from corporate welfare to college grants to food stamps.

Are there still enough Joes and Sarahs left in the country to stop the bipartisan lurch to the left that we have witnessed this year?

Will they show up in unprecedented numbers on election day, defying the smug predictions of the “experts”?

We’ll know in less than a week.

Oct 30 2008

If Steve Forbes had been elected in 2000

Category: economyharmonicminer @ 1:04 pm

What if Steve Forbes Had Won the Election? – TCS Daily

What if Steve Forbes Had Won the Election?

Sigh.  I never did like that “compassionate conservative” language.


Oct 30 2008

In desperation, McCain turns to illegal alien endorsements

Category: humorsardonicwhiner @ 12:24 am

It would appear that the McCain campaign has stooped so low that it now extorts endorsements from illegal aliens in a kind of October surprise.

In a shocking reversal with major implications for the U.S. presidential election, political kingmaker, the Alien has switched his endorsement from Barack Obama to John McCain amid furor. Both political camps are buzzing about the implications, as the Alien has correctly predicted the winning president in every election for the past 28 years.

Ongoing investigation points to Cindy McCain as being the cause for this historic shift in allegiances.

Uncovered photos suggest that in a last ditch effort to help her husband’s failing campaign, Cindy McCain seduced and then blackmailed the Alien for his endorsement.

…………….  Swing state voters, who will decide this election, have the highest rate of alien abductions and UFO sightings and are known to vote in accordance with supernatural forces.

Read the entire sordid tale…. with pictures!


Oct 29 2008

Server problems at Dreamhost

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 11:30 pm

You may notice very slow response or non-response this evening and thursday morning. Dreamhost, my server provider, is having some technical problems.

Please check back tomorrow if things aren’t working too well this eve.

UPDATE:  problem seems fixed.

Oct 29 2008

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road

Category: humorharmonicminer @ 8:53 am

I know it’s an oldie, but a friend sent it to me, and we all can use a laugh right now.

Continue reading “Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road”


Oct 29 2008

William Wallace Was The First Reagan Conservative

Category: freedom,liberty,Obamaamuzikman @ 12:53 am

A little thought just popped into my head.  I was trying to figure out how to put into words what I’ve been feeling about the upcoming election and I think I may have a working metaphor.  Forgive me if you think this overly melodramatic but I must admit I have been most profoundly affected by this presidential election and the choice of possible outcomes.  The reason probably lies with concern for my kids and the kind of world they stand to inherit.

Anyway…. I was just thinking of the movie, Braveheart.  The scene is very near the end of the movie as William Wallace, after being betrayed and captured, lies bound to a table, helpless before his executioner in the public square.  As he is being tortured, (methodically disemboweled) before facing the guillotine, he musters up all he has left and with his last breath he utters a mournful, plaintive and defiant cry of, “Freedom!”

Will it be thus for The United States of America?  I have truly come to believe an Obama presidency will result in the dismemberment of our dear country as we know it.  For we are about to exchange liberty for “change” and it is clear to me that the “change” of which Obama speaks is not freedom but a governmental yoke, hung about the head and shoulders of every citizen.  And there are those with whom this has apparently found favor, the only requirement being that everyone else is also equally yoked.

Freedom carries with it the opportunity to succeed and the potential to fail. Apparently, faced with a large enough number of recent failures, our country now wants to turn away from freedom. Perhaps this is because we think the price is too high. Perhaps we are tired or lost and seek the comfort of the yoke, for when we are shackled together we won’t have to make any more decisions on our own, rather we can just pull the cart and let someone else decide where to go.  We can walk when we are told, stop when we are told, eat when we are fed, sleep when the sun goes down and never ever have to worry about anyone wandering away or, heaven forbid, going ahead of the rest of the herd.

But like that scene in the movie, I do hear a cry in these final days before the vote  – a cry of “freedom!” and a warning that our very freedom as a people is at stake in this election.  For it is freedom and liberty that has made this country great and it will be the surrender of freedom through the election of Barack Obama that may signal the final curtain for America.

Patrick Henry once declared, “Give me liberty or give me death”.  I think he would be shocked to find his famous utterance has been drowned out by so many other voices.  “Give me healthcare!” Give me bailout money!” Give me my house back!” Give me citizenship!” “Give me an abortion!”

Give me the yoke!

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Oct 28 2008

Potpouri #3

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 10:16 pm

Beldar on media bias.

And more confirmation of the LATime’s complete dishonesty.

And a rare case of a newspaper actually reporting something negative about the Dems, on smearing Joe the Plumber.

And my great sadness at the moral blindness of the state where much of my family comes from.

And more evidence that Bush isn’t Hitler after all, or he would have stopped the ATF from saving Obama.  Bush Derangement Syndrome alert:  look for someone at DailyKos suggesting that it was a Bush PLOT all along.

I’m sure the local community of, uh, ladies of the night is gearing up for a large infusion of income.  If past Democrat Conventions are any guide, at least.

Oct 28 2008

Proposition 8 – in plain english

Category: election 2008harmonicminer @ 1:25 pm

Proposition 8 in plain english


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