Travesty, Travesty, Military Votes Disallowed and More

Is early voting a “travesty”? Why is it so difficult? Seems to me people managed to vote on election day without all the high drama and need for early this and that for the first two centuries.

Here’s a travesty, though – that members of our military routinely see their votes disallowed. Shouldn’t our military men and women, in this era of modern communication – and in an era where folks in Ohio can register themselves as living on parkbenches and vote the same day – be able to “register” wherever they are stationed (their “precints), vote there and have their votes counted and reported on by their superiors? Why is this so damned difficult? Our military deserve to be able to vote, real-time, and to have those votes counted.

The other travesty, of course, is that here in America, in the year 2008, the press can publicly withhold useful information from voters, and other members of the press don’t care about it, and no Democrats think honor demands some transparency. We’re not supposed to know about or care about yet another dubious association of Barack Obama’s, we’re just supposed to get in line and vote for him. I don’t like that version of America

Or, as Andrew McCarthy writes: The Los Angeles Times’s Strange Notion of Journalistic Ethics is very odd, indeed.

Here’s the extent of the Obama campaign’s credit card deception, which is also a travesty.

Is this what Joe Biden was talking about?
How will Obama deal with suicide bombers?

Baseball Crank note that finds a stunning similarity between Obama and Dubya

Planned Parenthood and Infanticide. Yes, they deliver ‘em live and let them die On your tax money.

It’s their party.

Sources above in links

Thanks to The Achoress

McCain Letter Sarah Palin ‘dis-invite’ Partisan Politics Much?

Can you imagine anyone..causing their opponent’s party VP selection to be dis-invited from this type of event or any event for that matter? I think somebody might be afraid of some competition with the star power. Plus they can see the difference in her authenticity in comparison. Shame on any who would support such an insult!

Well, we see how the country is put first. I am ashamed that such a team represents any party in America. This shows they will never work with anyone that has different views. They are mean spirited AND Partisan. Politics and Party goals ahead of country. Well, you are showing the American people what you really are and how ineffective you would be in negotiations! How can anyone believe in a party when you show this kind of behavior.? If NObama is so great at communtiy organizing and yet he cannot get his own team of supporters to be bipartisan in this endeavor, what qualifies him to lead our country? That is, if he says he had nothing to do with it. Surely he could have persuaded Hillary..surely he has more clout with the organizers. Surely the MSM needs to be all over this. Surely we will have to do something besides just read about it!

Readers:

Get your local Community papers to run this if you don’t see it mentioned. Write a letter to the editor. Have an email campaign to the MSM, to your friends, to everyone in your address book! Go to work! Don’t let anyone be left out of the loop when it comes to what is happening with the Partisan party! That would be a great new name for you! Let everyone you know the left’s latest insult! What they do not understand is that we are not as stupid as you and your cronies think! We are following the money too!

You have again crossed the line. You have now shown us vividly that your career is more important than the country’s leaders being united as one before Iran. What a peacemaker you are!

A bi-partisan rally against Ahmedinejad’s arrival in NY falls victim to politics.

Read more here


source:http://Gretawire.FoxNews.com
Sent: Thu Sep 18 17:55:22 2008
Subject: Statement by John McCain on the “Stop Iran” Rally

STATEMENT BY JOHN MCCAIN ON THE “STOP IRAN” RALLY

Thursday, September 18, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA — Today, U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following
statement on the “Stop Iran” rally:

“Throughout my political career, I have sought to rise above
partisanship on critical national issues. Nowhere is this more true than
on important matters of national security. Earlier this year, Senator
Clinton, Senator Obama and I issued a joint statement on the genocide in
Darfur and pledged to support efforts to bring it to an end. Earlier
this month, Senator Obama and I put the campaign aside to commemorate
the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country and talk
about the importance of national service.

“Next Monday, the day before Iranian President Ahmadinejad is to speak
before the United Nations General Assembly, several organizations will
sponsor an event to draw attention to the importance of halting Iran’s
efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. Governor Palin and I share a strong
belief that a nuclear armed Iran poses a grave threat to the security of
Americans and to our allies. Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor
of terrorism. The risk that Iran would provide terrorists with a nuclear
weapon is too great for the world to ignore. Iranian President
Ahmadinejad has denied the Holocaust occurred and called Israel a
’stinking corpse.’ A nuclear-armed Iran would destabilize the entire
region. Preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons should be a
shared goal of every American, not another occasion for partisan
posturing.

“Governor Palin was pleased to accept an invitation to address this
rally and show her resolve on this grave national security issue,
regrettably that invitation has since been withdrawn under pressure from
Democratic partisans. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Republicans,
Democrats and independents alike to oppose Ahmadinejad’s goal of a
nuclear armed Iran. Senator Obama’s campaign had the opportunity to join
us. Senator Obama chose politics rather than the national interest.”

Read an interesting story here... I highly recommend that you read this in it’s entirety.

Ahmadinejad in his own words

As the free world debates how best to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Israel has been criticized for suggesting it would take military action to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. This has led some to portray Israel as the aggressor.

The quotes below from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paint a very different picture. Since assuming office in 2005, the fanatical Ahmadinejad has repeatedly threatened and predicted the demise of Israel. Read these quotes from the Iranian president, and then don’t forget to forward this page to your friends, so that the truth of the Iranian threat to Israel and the free world — can be known by all.

June 2008

“Today Iran is an advanced country. We are ready for dialogue with anyone, except with the Zionist regime, in relations based on mutual respect and fairness.” (Agence France-Presse)

June 2008

“You should know that the criminal and terrorist Zionist regime, which has 60 years of plundering, aggression and crimes in its file, has reached the end of its work and will soon disappear off the geographical scene.” (Reuters)

May 2008

“The Zionist regime is dying. The criminals imagine that by holding celebrations … they can save the Zionist regime from death. They should know that regional nations hate this fake and criminal regime and if the smallest and briefest chance is given to regional nations they will destroy (it).” (Reuters)

“This terrorist and criminal state (Israel) is backed by foreign powers, but this regime would soon be swept away by the Palestinians.” (Ha’aretz)

“Those who think they can revive the stinking corpse of the usurping and fake Israeli regime by throwing a birthday party are seriously mistaken.”

“Today the reason for the Zionist regime’s existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation.… (Israel) has reached the end like a dead rat after being slapped by the Lebanese.” (Islamic Republic News Agency)

March 2008

“Resistance is the only way to defeat the Zionists and their masters.” (Islamic Republic News Agency)

February 2008

“The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast. … “[Israel] won support [from the other nations] which created it as a scarecrow, so as to keep the people of this area under control.” (Jerusalem Post)

January 30, 2008

“I warn you to abandon the filthy Zionist entity, which has reached the end of the line. It has lost its reason to be and will sooner or later fall. The ones who still support the criminal Zionists should know that the occupiers’ days are numbered. … Accept that the life of Zionists will sooner or later come to an end.” (Agence France-Presse)

November 2007

“It is impossible that the Zionist regime will survive. Collapse is in the nature of this regime because it has been created on aggression, lying, oppression and crime.” (Islamic Republic News Agency)

October 2007

“After the Second World War, they created a scenario called ‘pogrom against Jews.’ All over Europe and the countries under Western rule, an anti-Jewish movement has been concocted. The climate of propaganda and psychological warfare on the one hand and on the other hand using the issue of ovens burning human beings, they have concocted a myth of deprivation and innocence for the Jews of Europe. They use this pretext of the innocence of Jews and the suffering of some Jews during the Second World War. Riding on the crest of a wave of anti-Jewish sentiments, they have laid the foundations for the Zionist regime.”

“…you cannot tolerate the presence of Zionists in Europe but want to inflict them on the people of our region? You have so much land in your possession. This vast land of Canada and Alaska can be used to resettle the Jews.”

September 2007

“The era of darkness will end. Prisoners will return home. The occupied lands will be freed. Palestine and Iraq will be liberated from the domination of the occupiers. And the people of America and Europe will be free of the pressures exerted by the Zionists.” (Speech to United Nations General Assembly)

August 2007

“The Zionist regime is the flag bearer of violation and occupation and this regime is the flag of Satan. …It is not unlikely that this regime be on the path to dissolution and deterioration when the philosophy behind its creation and survival is invalid.” (Speech to international religious conference in Tehran)

June 2007

“With God’s help, the countdown button for the destruction of the Zionist regime has been pushed by the hands of the children of Lebanon and Palestine . . . By God’s will, we will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future.” (FARS news agency)

March 2007

“It is quite clear that a bunch of Zionist racists are the problem the modern world is facing today. They have access to global power and media centers and seek to use this access to keep the world in a state of hardship, poverty and grudge and strengthen their rule. The great nation of Iran is opposed to this inhuman trend. Of course, the Iranian nation will stick to its rightful stance. The Zionists and their supporters do not know that they are using failed approaches to take on human values, human civilization, nations and the great nation of Iran. Admitting the right of the dear Iranian nation and submitting to justice and the rule of law are the best way to salvation and the best way out of the deadlocks they have created for themselves.” (Iranian New Year’s message)

February 2007

“The Zionists are the true manifestation of Satan . . . Many Western governments that claim to be pioneers of democracy and standard bearers of human rights close their eyes over crimes committed by the Zionists and by remaining silent support the Zionists due to their hedonistic and materialistic tendencies.” (Ha’aretz)

December 2006

“Thanks to people’s wishes and God’s will the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want…Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out” (Comments at Iran’s Holocaust Conference)

October 2006

“The Zionist regime is counterfeit and illegitimate and cannot survive” (Speech in Islamshahr, Iran)

August 2006

“They (Israel) kill women and children, young and old. And, behind closed doors, they make plans for the advancement of their evil goals.” (as quoted by Khorasan Provincial TV)

“A new Middle East will prevail without the existence of Israel.” (Malaysian news agency Bernama website)

“Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate cease-fire must be implemented.” (Iranian TV)

“Are they human beings?… They (Zionists) are a group of blood-thirsty savages putting all other criminals to shame.” (as quoted by Iranian TV)

July 2006

“The occupying regime of Palestine has actually pushed the button of its own destruction by launching a new round of invasion and barbaric onslaught on Lebanon” (Islamic Republic News Agency)

“The Zionists think that they are victims of Hitler, but they act like Hitler and behave worse than Genghis Khan.” (Islamic Republic News Agency)

“The Zionists and their protectors are the most detested people in all of humanity, and the hatred is increasing every day.”

“[Israel] has blackened the pages of history”. (As quoted by Iranian state television)

June 2006

“I think we have sufficiently talked about this matter and these Holocaust events need to be further investigated by independent and impartial parties.”

“An event that has influenced so many diplomatic and political equations of the world needs to investigated and researched by impartial and independent groups.”

“If it is true, then the response to this question should not be solved in Palestine. The Palestinian question should be settled as soon as possible. If it is false, why should such measures be taken against the people of Palestine?” (a news conference following a meeting with China’s president)

May 2006

“I believe the German people are prisoners of the Holocaust. More than 60 million were killed in World War II . . . The question is: Why is it that only the Jews are at the center of attention?”

“We say that if the Holocaust happened, then the Europeans must accept the consequences and the price should not be paid by Palestine. If it did not happen, then the Jews must return to where they came from.” (Der Spiegel)

April 2006

“We say that this fake regime (Israel) cannot not logically continue to live. Open the doors (of Europe) and let the Jews go back to their own countries.”

“The Zionist regime is an injustice and by its very nature a permanent threat. Whether you like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation. The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm.”

“If there is serious doubt over the Holocaust, there is no doubt over the catastrophe and holocaust being faced by the Palestinians. Holocaust has been continuing in Palestine over the past 60 years.”
(Speech at a conference in Tehran)

January 2006

“[N]o Muslim nation would put up with this entity [i.e. Israel] in Islamic lands, not for one moment … If it’s true that the [Europeans] committed a big crime in World War II, then they must take responsibility for it themselves, and not ask the Palestinian people to pay the price … Those countries that support this regime [Israel] were terrified at the suggestion that [Israel] should be relocated to their neighborhood. So why should the Palestinians and the countries in our region accept this entity?”
(Speech in Qom, Iran)

” Zionism is a Western ideology and a colonialist idea … and right now it massacres Muslims with direct guidance and help from the United States and a part of Europe … Zionism is basically a new [form of] fascism.”

December 2005

“Today, they [Europeans] have created a myth in the name of Holocaust and consider it to be above God, religion and the prophets … This is our proposal: give a part of your own land in Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to them [Jews] so that the Jews can establish their country.”
(From a speech in Zahedan, Iran)

December 2005

“Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces…. Although we don’t accept this claim, if we suppose it is true, our question for the Europeans is: Is the killing of innocent Jewish people by Hitler the reason for their support to the occupiers of Jerusalem? If the Europeans are honest they should give some of their provinces in Europe — like in Germany, Austria or other countries — to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe.” (News conference in Mecca, Saudi Arabia)

October 2005

“Israel must be wiped off the map … The establishment of a Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world . . . The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of the war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land.” (Speech at a “World Without Zionism” conference) wish authority on evangelical Christians.

Source International fellowship of Christians and Jews

Well, all I can say is lONG LIVE ISRAEL!

Dead Heat Rising

This sounds like an interesting book…You can find J.Rosenberg on mysidebar.

Transcript from Glenn Beck interview with Joel Rosenberg

Dead Heat
By Joel Rosenberg

GLENN:   How about Barack Obama saying that he wants to meet with the leaders of Iran?  What do you say?  Jimmy Carter says let’s meet with Syria, that will be fantastic.  Meanwhile Israel is preparing for war.  Israel is doing these drills.  Do we have Joel Rosenberg on the phone?  He’s in Jerusalem.  Hello, Joel.

ROSENBERG:  Hello, Glenn, how are you doing?  Three days away.  Hang in there.

GLENN:  Three days.  Then I’m free at last, free at last.  Joel, tell me about the drills that are happening right now in Israel and they say, you know, this is just ordinary run-of-the-mill stuff but you say it’s not, right?

ROSENBERG:  No, this is very, very significant.  The entire country of Israel is engaged in a five-day exercise, the largest emergency drill ever performed in this country, a country of 7 million people.  1.7 million schoolchildren today had a race in the bomb shelters practicing as one part of the nationwide effort to prepare for a massive avalanche of missiles coming down from Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas.  We just met with the Israel welfare minister this morning, one of the senior advisors to primary Olmert to be briefed, a number of evangelical leaders we’ve got over here for an epicenter conference tomorrow.  And he basically made the case that the existential threat to Israel is Iran.  They have no doubt here in Israel that Iran is feverishly trying to build, buy or steal nuclear weapons.  What they don’t understand is why Russia is helping them and why the United States and NATO seems to be asleep at the switch.

GLENN:  Let me just switch gears with you here because I mean, you know, we’ve got Iran installing more centrifuges.  You know, I’ve been talking about this for years that Iran is the head of the snake over there.  This is just an evil, evil group of people that are preparing for the Mahdi which if you — I don’t think I’ve ever asked you this, Joel.  If you look at the 12th Mahdi and the way these nut jobs over in Iraq interprets the Qur’an and everything else, this guy looks an awful lot like the antichrist, doesn’t he?

ROSENBERG:  He does, but he’s not.  The Bible describes antichrist with a capital A and a little A.

GLENN:  Right.

ROSENBERG:  Meaning there’s no question that what Ahmadinejad is in the spirit of the antichrist and what I mean by that is he wants to annihilate Judaeo-Christian civilization.

GLENN:  I’m not talking about Ahmadinejad.  I’m talking about the 12th Imam.

ROSENBERG:  Oh, absolutely.  There’s certainly that same feeling.  Now, the Bible describes in Daniel 9 that the antichrist will come from Roman origins, from the people who destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D., but that being said this will certainly be a false Messiah of which Jesus described in Matthew 24, three times in one chapter describing what to watch for in the last days.  Jesus said watch for false Messiahs and this will be one of them.  Now, what I don’t know honestly, Glenn, is that is it possible that in the next few weeks or months or years someone is actually going to emerge that CNN and Fox and MSNBC and all these other networks will start to cover, Time will have them on the cover and could end up being the Mahdi of the year.  I don’t know.  You know, we don’t know what they’re talking about.  What we know is that Ahmadinejad and his allies believe so passionately that this Mahdi, this Islamic Messiah is coming and what’s driving their foreign policy in Iran right now is their belief that they need to get ready for this Mahdi by annihilating two countries:  Israel whom they call the little Satan, and the United States whom they call the great Satan.  And anyone in Washington who doesn’t understand the theological drive that’s pushing Iranian foreign policy is at risk of being blindsided by an evil they may not see coming.

GLENN:  Well, here’s the thing that most people don’t understand and I didn’t understand it for a long time, we’re the great Satan and little Satan, blah, blah, blah.  What they mean by that is it is the same story line that Christians have.  For the most part it’s basically the same story except Israel is the little A antichrist and we are the big A antichrist.  They don’t — we look at it as a person.  They look at it as a country or an overwhelming force, right?

ROSENBERG:  They do.  Now, there is in the Qur’an an actual character named the Gajal (ph) who becomes an actual sort of antichrist figure, an actual person.  But you are absolutely right.  Radical Islam is a mirror image and therefore a massive distortion of the Jewish and Christian scriptures but there’s a lot of similarities.  It’s just completely opposite.

GLENN:  Right.

ROSENBERG:  They have a war of Gog and Magog, a Russian Iranian alliance that attacks Israel but they feel it wins.

GLENN:  Wait, wait.  I just want you to slow down on that.

ROSENBERG:  Okay.

GLENN:  Gog and Magog, anybody who is a Christian grew up hearing Gog and Magog and you don’t even know what it is.  It is Iran and Russia aligning themselves.  It’s already been done.  It’s an amazing thing when you look at — well, let me ask you this because this is what you do for a living now, Joel.  Would you say that most of the big things are either, have already been done or they are on the verge of being done?  The players and the pieces are in place to be able to get you to the end time?

ROSENBERG:  Absolutely.  You know, there are a thousand prophecies in the Bible.  More than 500 of them have already been fulfilled.  The last almost 500 of them deal with specific events that happen in the last days.  Now, I’m literally looking out of my window in a hotel looking at the Mount of Olives and the temple mount here in Jerusalem as I speak to you and on the Mount of Olives Jesus was asked by the disciples, hey, when are you coming back and what should we watch for, what are the signs of your return.  Now, Jesus could have given a very Washington political answer, a Rumsfeld answer:  No comment, next question.  But he doesn’t.  He answered the question.  And when you look at that list and you look at events that are happening in this world today, it’s kind of eerie because you can check them off one by one and then when you expand that list to look at other references to, quote, the last days or the latter times in the Jewish and Christian scriptures, you start saying, my goodness.

For example, you just described this prophecy of the war of Gog and Magog which as you and I have talked about before is Russia and Iran.  Now, what’s amazing about that is that Russia and Iran have never had an alliance with each other in the 2500 years since Ezekiel wrote the prophecy.  Now, is that proof that the prophecy is going to be fulfilled in our lifetime, much less soon?  No, you’ve got to be careful not to overreach.  However —

GLENN:  People have been saying this for thousands of years.

ROSENBERG:  Yes.  However, for 2,500 years this alliance, this political and military alliance in those two countries has never happened.  It’s why heads are starting to turn.  And when you add all the other things, the preparations that ultra orthodox Jews are making, for example, to building their Temple, this is kind of interesting.

GLENN:  How much of that is done and in storage?  I’ve heard that the Temple, everything that is needed is done and is in storage just waiting for the space.

ROSENBERG:  Well, the architectural plans are finished, the outfits, the clothing that the priests will wear are finished.  The implements that will be used for Temple sacrifice are largely finished.  And two years ago — actually three years ago now, the summer of 2005 the Sanhedrin, the group of 71 rabbis that will govern the Temple was reconvened for the first time in 1600 years.  So I call these strobe lights that you are coming in on a runway.  We’re not entirely sure how far from touchdown that we are but when you look at the preparations being done in Iraq to rebuild the literal ancient city of Babylon, they’re underway.

I interviewed the Iraqi finance minister for my book “Epicenter.”  He’s a senior Iraqi advisor to the prime minister and he described for me — it’s on the record in “Epicenter,” he described for me the plans they have to rebuild that city and the tremendous cultural center with Holiday Inn and an amusement park.  It’s quite fascinating.  Look, a lot of people say, you know, how do we even know that — I mean, people have been saying for thousands of years the end of the year, blah, blah, blah.  I understand that.  But I’m standing right now in the nation of Israel which did not exist for 2,000 years and the only document on the planet that says it will exist in the last days is the Bible, and 60 years ago this country was reborn.  Jews started coming back to the Holy Land.  The ancient ruins have been rebuilt.  The deserts are blooming.  We’ve taken hundreds of evangelical leaders over the last few days through this country to see that Israel is the super sign, the one that you say, okay.  When the Bible says look for wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, famine, persecution of the believers in the last days, yes, that’s all happening but it’s always happened.  What makes it different now is that Israel has been reborn as a country and that Russia and Iran are forming and alliance to annihilate her.  It’s got — you know, these are what I’ve been writing these novels about, nonfiction book “Epicenter.”  This new book, “Dead Heat” is the aftermath.  But the point us even for a skeptic, even for a cynic you have to say, goodness gracious, there are some trend lines that don’t make sense outside of the prophecies of the Bible.

GLENN:  I tell you, Joel, we want to continue our conversation in a couple of weeks if you don’t mind.

ROSENBERG:  Sure, absolutely.

GLENN:  You are coming back and I’d like to do a series with you on radio and television about the different things that you’re seeing and kind of spell it all out.  I just finished your book last week, week before last.

ROSENBERG: “Dead Heat.”

GLENN:  I mean, it’s just tremendous.

ROSENBERG:  Thank you.

GLENN:  I told you this last night on television it’s the first time I’ve ever heard anyone explain.  The United States is not mentioned in the book of Revelation.  Nowhere does it say the United States or refer to us or anything like that.

ROSENBERG:  Right.

GLENN:  And people have said, well, that’s just because we’re all going to be in — we’re such a perfect, kind, Jesus-loving nation that we’re all going to go up in the rapture.  And I’m like, have you read the news lately?  But your book, you take a different bet on it that we’re going to be vaporized, that several cities will be vaporized.  I think — and you mention this in the book.  You know, it could have been an economic vaporization or anything.  I mean, there’s a million things that could take us down right now that would make us not able to participate in the, you know, in the destruction or the defense of Israel.

ROSENBERG:  Well, that’s right.  Now, I want to be clear with you on radio as I was on television last night which was the first line of this new novel, “Dead Heat” is I pray to God this one never comes true.  The eerie way of the fictional elements seeming to come true and I don’t want people to think that the Bible predicts the United States is going to get hit with nuclear terrorism.  I don’t.  What I’m laying out is a fictional scenario that I think is potential consistent with the scriptures and which give people a chance to think through what might that look like and how might we be blindsided in the midst of a dead heat, in the midst of a campaign in which the country’s so focused on an election which the race is so tight and the country is so bitterly divided that we are just not looking when we get hit by something that we should have seen coming but we didn’t.

GLENN:  It’s a frightening thing.  Joel Rosenberg, the author of “Dead Heat.”  Listen, if you read the “Left Behind” series, like the “Left Behind” series, this is left behind, I think, this is “Left Behind” for talk radio listeners.  This is all of the real life things that are going on right now and you can look at them and go, oh, my gosh, and you can see it.  It doesn’t start on an airplane with everybody disappearing.  It takes you all the way through on the real life things that are going on.  It’s a “Dead Heat,” Joel Rosenberg.  Great book, sir, and stay safe in Israel, will you?

ROSENBERG:  Enjoy your vacation and I look forward to seeing you when we get back.