Saturday, November 14, 2009

Our Troops Are Dying!

Blue Star Mom Rips Obama in Video, Pleads For Afghan Troop Support

She calls herself “Debbie.”  She took her son to the airport on November 2nd to rejoin his outfit the 5th Stryker Brigade, 1-17 ID in Afghanistan.

Debbie’s son is described as a father of two young children, a son, brother, uncle and friend to many.
The video which lasts five minutes thirty-five seconds is dramatically illustrated with photo’s of the War in Afghanistan and many grieving families back home who have lost loved ones.
In the video, Debbie addresses Obama directly:

"As commander-in-chief you don't have the luxury to ponder this decision as if it were one of your many parties at the White House.
"Mr. Obama, as you fly around the world apologizing for America and try to get the Olympics in your hometown, and golf, and have party after party after party in the White House our men and women are dying and losing limbs in Afghanistan.
"By the way, how many golf games have you played? How many parties have you had? How many fundraisers and campaign events have you attended in the last ninety days since you were told we needed more troops?
"You said the war in Afghanistan was a war of necessity. I personally can never forgive you for misleading us. You made it sound like you were going to do what needed to be done to win in Afghanistan. Another lie. Instead you put them on the backburner in hopes of pushing through a health care reform that most of us don't even want.
"You left my son and all the other troops like sitting ducks. Mr. Obama you should be ashamed of yourself.

We ask you, our reader to click on the video and post your well wishes for Debbie and her son’s well being as the Obama Administration continues to dither on Afghanistan while America’s best continue to fight the good fight there.

As of now, this video has but 314 views.  Please spread the word and help this video go viral.


Fact Checking Sarah Palin’s Book “Going Rogue”

Associated Pravda Assigns Ten Writers To Comb Through Book, Ignores Obama’s Specious Claims About Economic Recovery

Going Rogue: An American LifeIn yet another sign that the left-wing, liberal dominated continues to go completely bonkers at the mere mention of Sarah Palin’s name, ten Associated Press Pravda writers were put on the task of “fact checking” Palin’s new book “Going Rogue.”

Associated Pravda writers Matt Apuzzo, Sharon Theimer, Tom Raum, Rita Beamish, Beth Fouhy, H. Josef Hebert, Justin D. Pritchard, Garance Burke, Dan Joling and Lewis Shaine  were assigned to comb through all 432 pages (about 43 pages each) for so called ‘factual errors.’

Here’s a question: Has anyone at the Associated Press Pravda ever bothered to fact-check a single Obama statement about how he’s “created or saved” more than a million jobs with the implementation of his “economic plan?” (Nov. 13th, 2009)
Let’s fact-check Associated Pravda’s “fact checking” shall we?
Among their findings:

PALIN: Writes about a city councilman in Wasilla, Alaska, who owned a garbage truck company and tried to push through an ordinance requiring residents of new subdivisions to pay for trash removal instead of taking it to the dump for free — this to illustrate conflicts of interest she stood against as a public servant.
THE FACTS: As Wasilla mayor, Palin pressed for a special zoning exception so she could sell her family's $327,000 house, then did not keep a promise to remove a potential fire hazard on the property.

Is this an example of A.P.’s “fact checking” skills?  If so, it falls far short of the norm.  Rather than checking whether a city councilman in Wasilla Alaska tried forcing residents of new housing subdivisions as Palin claims, Associated Pravda goes right into character assassination mode by trying to detract the reader from the corruption Palin fought.  There is no indication here that Associated Pravda made even the weakest attempt at “fact checking.”  The entire article is replete with examples such as above, and even worse, some equivocations such as this:

PALIN: Boasts that she ran her campaign for governor on small donations, mostly from first-time givers, and turned back large checks from big donors if her campaign perceived a conflict of interest.
THE FACTS: Of the roughly $1.3 million she raised for her primary and general election campaigns for governor, more than half came from people and political action committees giving at least $500, according to an AP analysis of her campaign finance reports. The maximum that individual donors could give was $1,000; $2,000 for a PAC.

Is the A.P. serious here?  The overwhelming majority of Palin’s campaign contributions were $500 or less, which is HALF of the legal limit?  They’re seriously complaining about this?  Ok, so half her contributions were for $500, half the legal limit, which means the other half of her contributions were … what?  Oh, that’s right, the Associated Pravda doesn’t bother to check that out do they?  Those pesky little facts just get in their way.

Here’s a few more.

PALIN: Rails against taxpayer-financed bailouts, which she attributes to Obama. She recounts telling daughter Bristol that to succeed in business, "you'll have to be brave enough to fail."
THE FACTS: Palin is blurring the lines between Obama's stimulus plan — a $787 billion package of tax cuts, state aid, social programs and government contracts — and the federal bailout that Republican presidential candidate John McCain voted for and President George W. Bush signed.

The language of “blurring the lines” is not one of so-called “fact checkers”, rather it is the language of Democrat Party Apparatchik apologists.  The fact is Palin came out against tax payer funded bailouts of the banking and automobile industries, which in large partoccurred after the 2008 elections.  Who’s “blurring the lines” here?  None other than Associated Pravda.
PALIN: Says Ronald Reagan faced an even worse recession than the one that appears to be ending now, and "showed us how to get out of one. If you want real job growth, cut capital gains taxes and slay the death tax once and for all."
THE FACTS: The estate tax, which some call the death tax, was not repealed under Reagan and capital gains taxes are lower now than when Reagan was president.
Economists overwhelmingly say the current recession is far worse. The recession Reagan faced lasted for 16 months; this one is in its 23rd month. The recession of the early 1980s did not have a financial meltdown. Unemployment peaked at 10.8 percent, worse than the October 2009 high of 10.2 percent, but the jobless rate is still expected to climb.

Fact: Regan faced double-digit unemployment, double-digit hyper-inflation and energy shortages inherited from the Carter administration.  Somehow this doesn’t qualify as an ‘economic meltdown’ in the A.P.’s eyes.

Obama faces double-digit unemployment largely of his own making due to his failed economic policies which spent nearly $1,000,000,000,000 (that’s one trillion) dollars of taxpayer money without a single job created to show for it.  Obama’s continued “print more money” economic policies are contributing to the continued downfall of the American dollar, and his tax policies as reflected in “Cap and Trade” and “Health Care Reform” which are both small business killers due to their increased, record taxes.

The fact is Reagan knew how to end the recession of the early 80’s and did it.  He cut taxes and increased revenue to the Federal Government.  While it’s true that Reagan didn’t end the estate or “death” tax, the fact that the A.P. skipped is that Reagan had a DEMOCRAT CONGRESS that fought him at every turn.  It wasn’t until George W. Bush had a Republican Congress in the early 2000’s that the “death tax” was repealed.

Obama on the other hand is hell-bent on increasing taxes and the size and scope of the Federal Government, which is fully responsible for business’ downsizing at the rate of more than 500,000 jobs a month since January of this year when Obama took office.
Having read the entire Associated Pravda article I can easily go point by point and refute A.P.’s so called “facts” but I have a “three strikes and your out” rule that I apply to reading anything in the “mainstream media.”  If I find three factual errors that I can prove, the entire article is completely worthless.

Sorry Associated Press Pravda, three strikes and you’re out.

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