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Halloween for Nate

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Supposedly, this is John McCains Halloween Costume, but I assumed hed be campaigning all day.

Supposedly, this is John McCain's Halloween Costume, but I assumed he'd be campaigning all day.

Ah, I love Halloween.  Sure, I know its evil and it is just a trick of the devil, but I figure one night a year won’t hurt.   I remember as a kid one year–I had the best Alexander Haig costume and a great James Lynn, but I never won a costume contest until 1980 when I went as Ronald Reagan.

As I got older, I reallized that going from door to door looking for free candy was pretty silly.  Now that kids come by my house I give them candy based on whether I like their costume or not.  I saw a couple of Sarah Palins and they got king sized snickers bars.  I saw one kid dressed as Elmo and not wanting my tax dollars to go to PBs I gave him a penny.  For costumes in between I usually give them a chance to earn better candy by debating me and once again I am discouraged by the quality of education in our public schools.  By third grade, a girl should be able to debate at least the rudimentary issues of free trade within the Western Hemisphere in regards to agricultural subsidies regardless of what her rude mother says.

Kids being kids, my house always gets pelted with at least a dozen eggs.  I used to get upset, but I figure that’s what employees are for.  It looks like this is going to be a big year for eggs and shaving cream.  Its money well spent.

I got tired of passing out candy so I just left a bowl outside with a note that says, “Honor System: Take one please”.  That note absolves me from the responsibility of actually putting candy in the bowl.  I think some of the kids are starting to get suspicious that my entire bowl full of candy gets stolen every year.  Happy Halloween!!


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October 31, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Media Threatens Palin’s 1st Amendment Rights

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Dogonit, Sarah Palin has proved herself to be one Constitutional scholar when she explained how under her leadership the Senate would pass all sorts of good laws. Now, she’s taken on that liberal elite media that’s tryin to take away her first amendment rights.

On a Conservative radio interview, Palin said she fears that her first amendment rights might be taken away by reporters who suggest she is engaging in negative attacks against Barack Obama or fact check the claims she makes.

“If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations,” Palin told host Chris Plante, “then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”

Sarah Palin complained about the treatment of Joe the Plumber who was singled out for investigation after John McCain began referring to him as an economic expert. The media didn’t stop until they had shown that he didn’t pay his taxes, wasn’t a plumber, and was already a big contributor to McCain before he asked a question to Obama.

If the press keeps investigating what politicians say and finding out whether they are truthful or not or taking it upon themselves to call negative ads attacks, where does this leave our political process? Where would we be now if the media had fact checked everything George Bush said. I for one don’t want to live in a country where the media decides what is news and what isn’t. We need to protect our first amendment rights by stopping the press from printing their opinions about what we say.

The first amendment was created to allow people the right to freedom of speech. If we let the press infringe on this right we will have lost something precious. Let’s stand up to the media and refuse to let them just print whatever they want. Our first amendment rights are too important to let the press strip them from us.

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October 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Putting Nate First

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Well my faithful followers, the election draws near and I don’t need to tell you that John McCain is getting my full support.  I’m hitting the phone bank faithfully every night and I must say I’ve been dealing with a lot of rude Obama supporters.  I’ve done everything I can to put this country first by spreading the message of McCain.

Now, its your turn.  I know there are a lot of people out there that could benefit from my political wisdom.  I’ve seen some of you do an amazing job of spreading the word.   Lola has brought me a whole foreign country full of converts–its a tiny country, but its still a country.  Gina has been something of a press secretary in the last couple weeks spreading the word.

What have the rest of you done?  Are you remembering to put me first?  When you go to another blog do you mention the blog or do you simply read without giving something back?  Remember, I always put this country first so when you put me first you are putting your country first too.  Now go out there and spread the word.

Tom the Bartender on Politics

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I stopped off at a local watering hole for a beer on the way home from work today and I got to discuss the election with the bartender.  Tommy has been working at the bar for a decade now.  He’s in his middle-thirties.   His wife is a secretary and he’s got two kids.

“Hey Tommy,” I said

“Nate–how’re you doing?” he replied

“I don’t know Tommy.  I’m getting worried about this election,” I said as he poured my a draft.

“I know Nate, but people will come around.  Afterall, they’re Americans” He smiled

“You can’t stand either candidate can you?” I asked

“No man, I’m McCain all the way,” he said whiping off the bar

“McCain?” I demanded “You said he was a closet Democrat, a traitor, and he was embarrassed by his black daughter.”

“Me?” He answered “Oh, that was the primaries.  Now, I can’t stand Obama.  If we elect Obama that’ll be the death of Israel.”

“You really think so?” I asked.

“Oh yeah he’s friends with the PLO and all these terrorists.  Israel will go up in flames.  The media won’t tell you that though,” he stated.

“He sure gets good press,” I agreed.

“Damn right, its cause the media is controlled by Jews,” he said, “Except for Fox.  At least they’re fair and balanced.”

“I don’t know about that,” I said.

“Oh yeah and you know he’s going to raise taxes,” he said pouring me another beer.

“Yeah, I’m not looking forward to that.  How much more do you think you’ll be paying?” I asked.

“Me…well the boss pays me under the table.  I don’t actually pay taxes, but I know they’ll go up,” he replied disgustedly.

“Those Democrats are deadly for the economy,” I nodded.

“He’s a muslim you know,” He said.

“Some people sure think so,” I answered.

“Barack isn’t an American name not like Tommy or Nate,” he said, “he’s got to be a Muslim.”

“Got any facts to back you up,” I asked.

“Facts?  Anybody can lie about fact.  I don’t trust him.  My gut says he’s a Muslim.  That’s why he wants to destroy Israel,” he said as he poured a beer for another customer.

“You really seem concerned about Israel,” I interjected.

“And the economy,” he said, “He’ll drive that down.”

“Isn’t it already down?” I asked.

“Yeah,” he said, “You know why?  You know who controls Wall Street?”

“Jews,” I said.

“Yeah Jews,” he spat, “McCain is our only chance to get this thing fixed.  You want change we can believe in not just change that destroys the country”

“You make a lot of sense Tommy,” I said, “McCain could really use you on the campaign.”

“That’d be great.  I still have my band.  It’d be great exposure,” he laughed.

I flipped Tommy a fiver and made my way out of the bar.  He’s just the salt of the Earth.  The kind of people who built this country and that we need to start listenning too.  They’re not confused with facts or reality.  They’ve got their gut and isn’t that what our country needs now more than ever.

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October 30, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Obama’s Radical Plan for Redistributing the Wealth

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Nothing is more important in this election this week than Obama’s radical plan to redistribute the nation’s wealth.  His radical socialist plan involve eliminating the Bush tax cuts on couples making more than $250,000 and cutting taxes on people making less than $250,000.   For those making less than $250,000 Obama would make the tax cut permanent.  Fortunately, Americans have no desire to return to the socialist era of the 1990s and I have no doubt they will not allow a Bolshevik like Obama to be in charge.

When Bush passed the tax cuts he did so despite objections from many people like Senator McCain.  They said giving half a trillion dollars in tax cuts to the richest one percent of the population was irresponsible even though the top one percent pays 60% of this country’s taxes despite owning only 95% of the country’s wealth.  What Bush knew was that cutting taxes on the top 1% would help build our robust economy.

Unlike Bush’s tax cuts which strengthened our economy from the doldrums of the Clinton administration, Obama’s tax plan is merely a giveaway to people making less than $250,000 who won’t create jobs with it.  Instead these people will spend their money on things like food and rent that benefit nobody but themselves.  Rescinding Bush’s tax credits is socialism pure and simple.  This is not change we can believe in.

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October 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Hasselbeck and Palin Working Together

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My dream ticket for 2012 is already working together like a well-oiled machine.  Yesterday, Elizabeth Hasselbeck called Obama’s half-hour advertisement “repulsive”.  This is excellent use of her in this year’s campaign.  As a veteran of several years on The View Hasselbeck is an expert on repulsive television.  Hasselbeck yesterday also defended Sarah Palin’s lavish wardrobe by pointing out that she wears a flagpin.

Meanwhile today, Palin warned voters that if elected President, Barack Obama might try to change the Constitution to redistribute wealth despite a 2001 interview that recently surfaced where Obama argued that the courts weren’t designed for wealth redistribution.  Still, all Obama would need to change the Constitution would be a simple matter of completing a two-part process: amendments must be proposed and then they must be ratified. Amendments can be proposed one of two ways. The only way that has been used to date is through a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of Congress. Alternatively, two–thirds of the legislatures of the States can call a Constitutional Convention to consider one or more amendments. This second method has never been used, and it is unclear exactly how, in practice, such a Constitutional Convention would work.  That’s scary stuff!

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October 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Getting the McCain Message Out

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If you care about the future of this country and love America too much to have it turned over to Barack Obama than I urge you to join the John McCain phone bank  I am planning to make 20 calls per night and reaching out to Americans in battleground states who need to hear the McCain message. I start with a simple script like the one below.  After that, I can continue on to remind them that Obama was a terrorist when he was a child or that John McCain will help continue the sensible policies of John McCain.

Hello (sir or madame as the case may be), my name is << YOUR NAME >> and I am a volunteer calling on behalf of the McCain/Palin campaign.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th, and John McCain is the only candidate with the experience we can trust to bring real change to Washington and get our economy back on track. Can we count on your support on November 4th? The race is shaping up to be extremely close, and your vote will make a difference. Please remember to vote on Tuesday, November 4th for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

1. Can John McCain and Sarah Palin count on your vote this November?
Support McCain and Palin Support Obama and Biden Undecided
2. Would you say that your support for your choice is strong, weak or average?
Strong Support Average Support Weak Support
3. How do you plan to vote in this election?
Will Vote on November 4th Voted Absentee Early Voted Not Voting

If they are a McCain-Palin supporter, please request the person’s e-mail address and type it below. Also, please verify the person’s name and make any corrections below, as well as any other comments. (Use your best judgment.)
Email Address

Thank you for your time. This call was paid for by McCain/Palin 2008 at 703-418-2008.

After recording the result of the call in the drop down box in the upper right hand corner of this screen, click the button below to move on to the next person to call.

If you get an answering machine, please leave the following message:

Hi my name is << YOUR NAME >>, and I am a volunteer calling on behalf of the McCain/Palin campaign.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th, and John McCain is the only candidate with the experience we can trust to bring real change to Washington and get our economy back on track. The race is shaping up to be extremely close, and your vote will make a difference. Please remember to vote on Tuesday, November 4th for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Thank you for your time. This call was paid for by McCain/Palin 2008 at 703-418-2008.

Please click the button below to move on to the next person to call.

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October 28, 2008 at 8:42 pm