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Friday, October 31, 2008

I love the Obamessiah - I won't have to pay my mortgage!!!

Average Obama voter speaking their mind without a filter.

All I have to say is OMFG

"It was the most memorable time in my life. It was a touching moment. I never thought this day would happen. I won’t have to work on puttin’ gas in my car. I won’t have to work at payin’ my mortgage. You know. If I help him [Obama], he’s gonna help me."

Peggy Joseph
Obama Devotee

Good to know that the birth of her daughter - the girl she yanked out of school to see the Obamessiah - doesn't even stack up to seeing the Obamessiah from across the room... Good thing that her daughter won't need any education once the Obamessiah changes America. He'll re-educate every one of us.

Wait... she makes a compelling argument. And, what with the important conservatives throwing their support behind Obama, like T. Coddington Van Vorhees VII, I think I could really use an Obama presidency.

Just close your eyes, push the pedal to the metal, and ignore the signs that say the bridge ahead is out.


H/T GatewayPundit

*** UPDATE ***
In keeping with the new obligation of those of us in the MediaTM to investigate and tear down anyone we disagree with, I did a simple search for Ms. Joseph's political contributions. I don't know what to say... I certainly hope she's not expecting Mr. Obama to pay her mortgage or fill her gas tank.

She hasn't contributed one dime....

Obama doesn't play that way, Peggy. Best give him his money if you want him to take care of you...

Further investigations will commence immediately - by the Obamessiah campaign to determine how much she makes and why she's holding back on the donations.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Iowa Hawk Cited on Rush - Sendup of Pseudo Conservatives for Obama - Must Be Read in Its Entirety!

My favorite, Iowa Hawk finally get his due!!! Rush read from Hawkster's latest post on air this morning.

As a Conservative, I Must Say I Do Quite Like the Cut of this Obama Fellow's Jib
By T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII
Columnist, The National Topsider
Membership Chairman, The Newport Club

When my late father T. Coddington Van Voorhees VI founded the iconoclastic conservative journal National Topsider in 1948, he famously declared that "Now is the time for all good conservative helmsmen to hoist the mizzen, pour the cocktails, and steer this damned schooner hard starboard." In the 60 years since he first uttered it after one-too-many Cosmopolitans at one of Pamela Harriman's notorious foreign policy black tie balls, father's pithy bon mot has served as a rallying cry for conservatives from Greenwich to Chevy Chase. Today, I say it's time for we conservatives to once again grab the rigging and set sail with the flotilla of the true conservative in this race: Barack Obama.

Trust me, I haven't taken this tack lightly. No Van Voorhees has supported an avowed socialist since great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandpapa Cragmont Van Voorhees lent Peter Minuet $24 and a sack of wampum to swing a subprime mortgage on Manhattan Island. Old dad himself often recounted how, as a lad, he would command the family chauffeur Carleton to drive the Duesenberg down to the Times Square Trans-Lux so he could hiss Roosevelt. But I've taken a good measure of this Obama fellow, and I must say I like the cut of the man's jib.

How can I say this, you ask? One look at this Obama chap is all the answer you need. Suave, tanned, unflappable, Harvard connections; it's obvious that here is a man to the conservative manor born. One imagines him at the helm of the Ship of State, basked in the sunlight diffusing through the seaspray over the bow, like some beautiful rugged Othello from a rapturous Ralph Lauren catalog, calmly issuing instructions to the deck crew in that magnificent mellifluous baritone of his. It's that easy-going, almost effortless grace that has all the A-list conservatives like David Frum and Kathleen Parker whispering Reaganesque in hushed tones. Even Peggy Noonan -- the Grand Dame of Gipperism -- has succumbed to Obama's undeniable conservative charms. Just last month I listened to her wax poetic about the Adonis of Chicago between chukkers at the Newport Club polo tournament final. "Why Peggy, you old dowager," I quipped, "I believe you just had an orgasm."

Certainly, my endorsement has raised more than a few eyebrows around the National Topsider water cooler, particularly among the alumni of jejune cow colleges like Michigan or Dartmouth. They sometimes point to Mr. Obama's radical Rolodex and his hooey about "weath redistribution" and "dictatorship of the proletariat." But, as I patiently explain, this is precisely the point - it is hooey, over-the-top rhetorical flourishes obviously designed by Mr. Obama to win over benighted inner city hoi polloi (a feat, I might add, that even the Great Communicator himself was unable to accomplish). As for his so-called radical ties, who among us hasn't sent dinner party invitations to Gore Vidal and a leftwing terrorists or two to enliven the postprandial conversation? Leonard Bernstein loved hosting all manner of Weathermen and Black Panthers and Symbionese Liberation Army celebrities at his Park Avenue pied a terre, but it didn't mean the Maestro wasn't in favor of low taxes. On the contrary; I know for a fact he itemized every cent of the catering bills for his famous terrorist cocktail parties.

Just so, I have every confidence that Obama's true conservative butterfly will emerge once in office, coaxed from its Maoist cocoon by conservatives like myself and Frum and Parker and Noonan -- all of whom I am pleased to report are already under consideration for the Obama Administration State Dinner shortlist. Certainly there may be a tax increase or two, but isn't that what estate attorneys and Cayman Island banks are for? Under a worst case scenario some of us may have to set up a lease-back depreciation arrangement on one or two of our vacation compounds, as Dad was forced to in the dark years of Carter. But I'm not worried. I've got a pretty good sense for character, and I'd be willing to bet my Weejuns that inside this Obama fellow lives the soul a rock-ribbed old money Brahmin. Ask yourself: could a seriously committed Marxist carry off a Brooks Brothers suit like that? I mean, other than Dad's old commie nemesis and Harvard fencing club foe Alger Hiss.

But there is an even more compelling reason to support Barack Obama: Sarah Palin.

If you are a conservative like me, you guffawed when you heard John McCain announced this declasse rube as a running mate, followed by good-natured applause, thinking it was some sort of whimsical campus prank he was reenacting from his Annapolis years. This was, of course, quickly followed the shock of realizing that he wasn't joking, and all that Hanoi unpleasantness had finally driven him around the bend.

It's an inescapable conclusion that this woman has, in 6 short weeks, single-handedly destroyed the Republican party. Certainly George Bush may share some of the blame; but we conservatives must remember how our hopes were buoyed by his impressive bloodlines and Yale degree before we realized his excursion to Texas had caused him to "go native." But la Palin offers true conservatives no such extenuating graces. I mean, my God, this woman is simply awful; the elided vowels, the beauty pageantry, the guns, the crude non-Episcopal protestantism, the embarrassing porchload of children with horrifying hillbilly names, the white after Labor Day. As fellow conservative commentator Andrew Sullivan quipped to me the other day outside a Martha's Vineyard antique shop, it's gratifying to know the Gipper isn't alive to see what has become of his party.

But it's not just American conservatives who are appalled. Just last week conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks and I were enjoying an apres-badminton apertif at the family weekend house in Montauk with my good friend Viscount Klaus-Maria Von Wallensheim, the conservative EU Agricultural Pricing Minister with whom I shared an Alpine chalet and manservant during our years as classmates at a Swiss boarding school. "Kloonkie" (my old school appellation for the Viscount) reported the growing dismay of the Continental Right over Palin's embarrassing enthusiasm for childbirth and Israel.

"Coddsie, old chap, " he warned, "You know I've always been been America's biggest defender in Monaco. But if you elect this ill-bred charwoman, I will be be forced to move anchor to St. Tropez out of pure shame."

David and I were left nodding silently, for how else could we respond? If Palin has lost Kloonkie, she has surely lost the entire conservative movement. The idea of this dreadful woman in Washington is almost too much to contemplate. Not only would it be a fashion disaster, one can scarcely imagine the White House social calendar -- mooseburger fetes to that ghastly Joe the Plumber, perhaps followed by snow machine derbies through the Rose Garden?

For now, we conservatives must do what we can to sabotage the ill-fated McCain-Palin fiasco and hope for the best. Once the election is over we can lick our wounds, read the entrails, and decide where the movement should go from here. In anticipation, the Topsider will be holding a top-level exclusive strategy conference in Nassau next January, featuring tout le monde of conservative intellectuals from the Back Bay Review, The Prospective Standard, National Bowtie, and The Swartmorean. If you are attending, please be advised that gentlemen's jackets will be mandatory after six PM.

Until then, do not despair; the election of Mr. Obama means that at least some conservatives will still have a place at the table. I do hope I get seated next to this William Ayers fellow -- I've heard he has some amazingly droll anecdotes!

Your Co-Conspirator,

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Message for Community Agitator Senator Obama

This message to Senator Obama from an Iraq War veteran is spot on.

Dumbass Progressive retort in 3, 2, 1:

*Snark Level set to 11*

It's a shame that this uninformed victim of Chimpy W. McBushitler is so deluded that he's willing to vote for a guy who's going to wage war for oil for another 100 years... It's probably because of the fact that he lost his leg and everything....

*spittle flying*

What state does this guy live in? Can we look into his government records? Has he been paying his taxes???? Does he have a rap sheet?

Can we get the FCC to take this racist video down???



Be sure to head to the polls on Tuesday... if not for yourself, than for this vet.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Obama Calls Hillary at 3:00 AM - I Needed a Chuckle

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn

MJ's Forecast of States for MCain

This is just "informed gut," but I just am not believing these polls, and I think the Joe the Plumber economy has real life. I think the Obama infomercial was a fiasco last night and did more harm than good. It appealed to his base, but regular folks are not going to like it. I could be just as wrong as can be, but this is how I see it.

Here's my list. What do my fellow conspirators think?

New Hampshire
North Carolina
South Carolina
N Dakota
S Dakota

and ... just maybe ... Pennsylvania, Iowa and Maine!

Yes, I know some of these are tossup or even leaning
Obama, but this is what my old gut is telling me this morning.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Obamessiah Will Look Out for the Little Guy

If you think the Obamessiah has your interests in his heart and that he'll "look out for you," think again. The number of relatives around this guy who are living in dire straights around the world suggests that he won't.

If he can't help out those in his own family, how in the hell can you expect him to look out for you?

His aunt in Boston lives in government housing:

Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango
The aunt of Barack Obama, Zeituni Onyango

Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House. But a few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants living in modest circumstances in Boston, have a contrasting American story.

Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.

A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.

The US press has repeatedly rehearsed Mr Obama’s extraordinary odyssey, but the other side of the family’s American experience has only been revealed in parts. Just across town from where Mr Obama made history as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, some of his closest blood relatives have confronted the harshness of immigrant life in America.

In his book Mr Obama writes that “Uncle Omar” had gone missing after moving to Boston in the 1960s – a quarter-century before Mr Obama first visited his family in Kenya. Aunt Zeituni is now also living in Boston, and recently made a $260 campaign contribution to her nephew's presidential bid from a work address in the city.

Speaking outside her home in Flaherty Way, South Boston, on Tuesday, Ms Onyango, 56, confirmed she was the “Auntie Zeituni” in Mr Obama’s memoir. She declined to answer most other questions about her relationship with the presidential contender until after the November 4 election. “I can’t talk about it, I just pray for him, that’s all,” she said, adding: “After the 4th, I can talk to anyone.”

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Card Check under the ObamaMessiah

One of the expected pieces of legislation that Obama is expected to sign into law is the Employee Free Choice Act (which is the biggest misnomer in Congressional history!). Peter Kirsanow mentions it in a Corner item today:

Employee Free Choice Act and Joe the Plumber [Peter Kirsanow]

Proponents of the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") maintain that card check unionization will protect employees from the alleged employer coercion and intimidation that accompanies secret ballot election campaigns. This, say proponents, is why card check better protects an employee's free choice than the present system of secret ballot elections supervised by the National Labor Relation Board.
Peter then extrapolates a hypothetical card check organizing drive:

The Union targets Joe's employer for unionization. There are 100 employees in the proposed bargaining unit, so under EFCA the union only needs to convince 51 of them to sign authorization cards for the union to be certified as the collective bargaining representative for all 100.


Let's review: Joe had no choice in being represented by the union. He had no choice in paying union dues. He had no choice in accepting the arbitrator's order that might lead to his lay-off.

Joe concludes that the correct title is the Employee No Choice Act.
Unfortunately, it probably wouldn't even take 51 cards. It would likely only take about 25. After 35, you could get 10 more by further organization of the ones that signed:

Union Boss: Hey Bill, do you know anybody else in the company that would sign? Say, aren't you playing softball with Joe this weekend? Why don't you talk to him about signing the card in the bar after the game. Tell him you've signed already!

The remaining 55 would be all of a sudden be on the hot seat. You only need 6 out of the 55 to "come on board". And as anybody that has watched Congress, will know, the "gang of 6" will be easy enough to find.

In addition, because its just a roving card signing, you can just keep asking people to sign until they give in. Every time they increase their numbers it will be harder to resist.

Not to mention the potential for graft and corruption. The magical 51st worker might find a sweetheart deal on a new bass boat.

Right out of college I worked for a company that underwent a unionization drive. I have not found a more destructive force on a workplace. I'd hate to imagine it without the anonymity of the secret ballot.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: Brian

A Must See - Escaping the Liberal Plantation in California

In contrast to the video I put up yesterday, here is a guy who says it like it is without any Hollywood crap. More than worth watching. This guy "escaped the liberal plantation" against all odds.

Wait till you hear him hit Matt Damon and Hollywood near the end. Who is this guy? Who cares: Palin-This Guy 2012!

We’ve seen a half-dozen slicky produced Hollywood, star-studded Oh!-Oh!-OH!-OBAMA! viral videos and not one rises above cringe-worthy, but along comes this guy in his basement who wins you over in the first moments and never lets go.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn

Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama Be Thy Name

I don't know whether to applaud, get angry or cry. This video is so damn well done that it nearly takes my breath away. Then, at the same time, it is profoundly sacreligeous. And finally it is alarming in keeping with the ongoing theme of Obama's cult of personality and the fact that the country looks to be buying into it.

Watch it and make up your own mind.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn