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A Strong Woman is Running for President

I am so proud that we have such a strong woman likely to be the next president of the United States.  It is sad to say, but I don’t think everyone is proud.

In fact, I think there are many that feel threatened by such a strong woman. The day Hillary Clinton became First Lady, and began working on establishing health insurance for all, was just too much for the Good Old Boys (GOP) and conservative Democrats to handle.

We need to look past the Republicans’ effort who are trying everything and anything to keep this wonderful strong woman from becoming president. They have been trying, in vain, to discredit Hillary Clinton for years. We cannot let them get away with it.


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DUBAI: Sex on the beach? | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times

A man and a woman are on a beach in Dubai. They are being intimate. They get arrested because, in Dubai, this is against the Sharia law. You may think, “These people are so dumb! Why would anyone do that in a Sharia country!” “Get a room!” Well, actually, if they were not married, it would be against the law for them to get a room!

Scenario: You were on the beach with your husband and he stepped away to get some ice tea. You were alone on the beach for not longer than 5 minutes. Enter, a man who sees you alone and approaches to speak to you. Enter, a policeman who is sees you and walks over to question you.

Not only are you uncomfortable because this man has approached you, but you must also feel a little concern that a policeman is questioning you, not just him, or maybe not him at all.

Off the top of your head, you might say, well that is great, because I would feel safe that a policeman is there to protect me from this stranger. But you must also realize that this policeman is not just there to protect you, but he is also there to watch you, to be sure that you are not breaking any laws. Does that feel right? Free?

Read the full story: DUBAI: Sex on the beach? | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times.

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Sarah Palin supports Militants with ties to Iran: A verifiable true story

Everyone is talking about Bill Ayers and his militant activities while Obama was just child of 8 years old, but there is another militant group that is still active today. It is called the Alaskan Independence Party, also know as the “AIP,” and it is supported by Sarah Palin and her husband.

So who is the AIP?  Is it just another independence party, like Joe Lieberman? Not by a long shot.

The founder of the AIP was a man named Joe Vogler. Like Ayers, Vogler preached armed insurrection against the United States of America. Vogler was know for saying,

“when the [federal] bureaucrats come after me, I suggest they wear red coats. They make better targets.  In the federal government are the biggest liars in the United States, and I hate them with a passion.  They think they own [Alaska]. There comes a time when people will choose to die with honor rather than live with dishonor. That time may be coming here.” Vogler continues, “I hope we dont’ have to take human life, but if they go on tramping on our property rights, look out, we’re ready to die.”

This is the same ideology that produced people like Timothy McVeigh, who was convicted and later put to death for the Bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There was Waco, Texas, where the “Branch Davidians” leader, David Koresh taught that the U.S. government was the enemy of the Davidians, and that they would have to defend themselves.

Voglar made an appearance before the United Nations to denounce United States’ “tryanny,” and in front of the entire world, demanded Alaska’s freedom. Now here is the kicker. He actually persuaded the government of Iran to sponsor his anti-American cause.

Sarah Palin was not 8 years old. She was the Governor of Alaska, addressing the Alaskan Independence Party’s convention herself  just six months ago. She told them in her speech to “Keep up the good work” asking for God to bless them.  She wished the party luck on what she called its “inspiring convention.”

This is here and now and Sarah and Todd Palin show a deep involvement with this domestic terrorist organization. And we now see the buds of this kind of ideology at McCain’s rallies just this week!

At another town hall meeting on Friday, McCain gave the lady a microphone. She said she was afraid if Barack Obama would become president, because she said he was an Arab. The embarrassed McCain had no choice but to then defend Obama and say the truth, lest he be caught in a televised lie in the making.  The crowd booed McCain, but the sad thing is that this lady should be fearing the presidency of John McCain. I fear that the climate of this country could become more like McCain’s rallies.  I would fear for this country if John McCain was elected president.

John McCain pulls out the worst in people while Barack Obama continues to talk about hope and change.

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Obama, the stronger foreign policy candidate.

There is a serious problem with people choosing a president based solely on impressions. More serious yet are the misperceptions that the mainstream media do not attempt to correct.  Everytime a newscaster says the words “McCain is more prepared to deal with a foreign policy crises than Obama,” the perception is deepened, as if this were true. For example, you may hear

“50% of the American people believe that McCain is more prepared to deal with a foreign policy crises than Obama.”
“Obama needs to change the perception that McCain is more prepared to deal with a foreign policy crises.”
“McCain is a decorated war hero and it is going to be difficult for Obama to convince the American people that he, Obama, is more prepared to deal with a foreign policy crises.
“McCain said today that he is more prepared to deal with a foreign policy crises. Obama is on vacation”

The press bombards us with these statements on a frequent and regular basis, and yet, if you listen carefully, there is nothing that offers new information that tells us that McCain is better prepared to be our next Commander-in-chief.

Dana Bash, the CNN reporter following the McCain campaign actually said that McCain’s new proposal, made in a July 15 speech, to send more troops to Afghanistan was “proof” that McCain knows how to win wars. Proof? Objective reporting? True? Not a chance.

Later that day, on his campaign bus, McCain clarified his speech by saying that we would need to take troops out of Iraq to put them into Afghanistan. Why that is odd, since this was Obama’s proposal.   After all, the McCain proposal which Bash says offers proof that McCain knows how to win wars was actually Obama’s proposal! So, Ms. Bash, you need to revise your statement to say that it was actually Obama that offered proof that he knows how to win wars.

The results of all of these statements is the continued perception that McCain is actually better to deal with a foreign policy crises than Obama. The press should do their job and  look more closely at the things McCain says. They should report the full and true stories regarding the candidates and their foreign policy credentials, for both candidates. It would become quite apparent that, in fact, the perception had been wrong all along and would clearly demonstrate that, in fact, McCain has shown some profound weaknesses in dealing with foreign policy. The American people would then see that Barack Obama has a far better toolbox for dealing with these most critical national security and foreign relations and policy.

Let’s take a look at some news items that have been buried, but are critical to understanding which candidate is the strongest in foreign policy.

Do you remember McCain’s advisor Charlie Black? He was the one saying that it would be  helpful to McCain if there was another terrorist attack in the U.S. before the election.  This remark was outrageous and the judgement to keep Black around for even a moment after this statement is one very serious error in judgment. It doesn’t just send a bad message, it sends a dangerous message. There is no room for these kinds of mistakes when it comes to foreign policy.

McCain’s pre-war predictions for Iraq were made clear as he stood by President Bush and his declaration that the “mission accomplished” banner meant that major combat was over.

Recall a more recent gaffe where he disclosed his complete lack of understanding for the relationship between Al Qaeda and Iran. Iran does not support Al Qaeda. The only Al Qaeda operatives that are in Iran are prisoners!  He then continued to confuse the sunni and shiite, which is a most revealing error.  Major conflict in Iraq is the violence between the sunnis (the sect of Saddam Hussein) and the shiite, which is the group friendly to Iran. If you had any profound understanding of a conflict you are purporting to be ready to command, you couldn’t possibly mess that up!

Despite those McCain campaign ads attempting to strut his foreign policy qualifications, telling us that he is ready to be commander-in-chief, you see live footage of McCain showing us that he is not ready. Let’s try to explain why McCain makes such errors.
He was tired.
He forgot.
He was confused.
He is just not as sharp as he used to be.

If John McCain had to answer the phone at 3 a.m., I imagine he would be tired, forgetful, confused or all of the above. Could he make the wrong call? “Take out those Shiite outposts” or “Take out those Sunni outposts.” Order given but which one is right? He is alone at 3 am.  Joe (Sen. Lieberman) is not there to help him. Whoa!

Obama met with many foreign leaders last month, and the press just pounded out words like “He thinks he’s a celebraty.”  Of course, Obama has never said “gee, I’m a celebrity” but the press uses this as a distraction so that the American public will not notice the intellegent manor with which Obama conducted himself. There were no gaffes reported, and during the public press conferences with the various leaders, it can be clearly seen that Obama has gained the trust of these leaders. But all the press wants to talk about is the big crowd in Berlin, as if that was a bad thing. How does that crowd indicate that Obama is not ready to be commander-in-chief. It actually tells me that he has a strong influence on our allied nations, which is the strongest argument yet for saying that Obama is the stronger foreign policy candidate.

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