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The question out there is – who won the Ryan – Biden debate – as my co-host TNM stated regarding my post on the Romney – Obama debate – there are no winners in a debate – technically.  Well – regarding this debate – again – only the hard-core lefties believe Biden won.  Even the liberal CNN and CNBC have Ryan winning the debate. Make sure you read the CNN one – their poll has Ryan 48 and Biden 44 – but they call it a tie.  If it were the other way you know they would say that it was a Biden blowout.

Here’s what I took away from it -

Biden – I’ve lived longer than you so I know more

Ryan – I’m better looking than you

Biden – My teeth are whiter and I’m going to sneer at you all night and laugh at everything you say so I can show them off

Ryan – I’m better looking than you, and so is Romney

Biden – I lie better so the people should trust me more than you

Ryan – I’m still better looking than you

Biden – Give me Specifics

Radditz – yeah, give me specifics too

Ryan – I am younger, I work out using P90x, my hair is real, and I have a chiseled chin

Biden – Ok, but, give me specifics

Radditz – yeah, give me specifics too

Ryan – umm, okay. I am younger, I work out using P90x, my hair is real, and I have a chiseled chin

Biden – that’s not specific enough

Radditz – I agree with the Vice President

Biden – 47%

Ryan – I’m still better looking.

Biden – 47%

Radditz – 47%

Really – I had expected more from Ryan.  I thought he was going to really paint the picture of just how different the Obama/Biden ticket is from the Romney/Ryan ticket and show America the stark choices – either four more years of the same bloated, big spending, ever-intrusive big government socialist Obama administration – or the meaner, leaner, stronger, small government conservative Romney administration. He didn’t even speak to that until his closing statement.

Biden came off as a crotchety old man.  If their intention was to appeal to the women, moderates, and independents – he did a very poor job.  All he did last night was shore up the radical base with his antics.  He threw everything but the kitchen sink at Ryan – and Ryan held his composure.  He looked like the mean old man telling the kids to get off his lawn while Ryan looked like the polite young man just taking it.

While I was watching Biden go through every iteration of face contortion you can think of – at one time – this image struck me:

All I know is that Obama is losing big time – and after last night’s debate – it is pretty much assured this will be a Romney/Ryan victory in November.  All Romney has to do now is coast and not do anything stupid and the election is pretty much his to lose. Make sure you check out that link – before the debate last week – there were essentially only 4 toss-up states and Obama was projected with 254 electoral votes.  Now there are 12 toss-up states and he is down to 201.

Here in Florida – last week Obama was up 49 – 45.  As of today, Romney is up 51 – 44.  That is a huge 11 point shift.  It’s starting to look like that in all the battleground states.  Looking forward to the next two debates.

Wow! 21 Submissions this week! I think that’s a new record! All right guys – let’s see if we can beat that next week – try for at least 22! With all these great submitters – and with all you great readers – this Carnival is become very popular! Keep up the great work people!

With that being said – these really are some great submissions – again – this week! Please – take a look through these and go visit these blogs and their posts. My comments are just that – my comments – and they may not do them justice. Go see for yourself and make up your own minds! Make sure you show them support and leave them a comment!


The Hawg presents Why the Republican party is a mess and how to fix it posted at The Natural State Hawg – ramblings from an Arkie, saying, “It’s time to rebuild a party. Hopefully, my fellow Republicans are up to the task.”

Dude!  You’re making me feel so old!  You were only 11 in 1980?  I’m glad that Reagan impressed you enough at such a young age that you could find a party of values to believe in.  I have to agree with everything you’ve said over there – including some of your recommendations for fixing the problem.  I echoed some of those fixes here myself.  Great post!

Quisani presents The Future of Tomorrow posted at The Quisani League.

I think your end statement says it all:

This “New Era of America” is one that is care free. But only if you are poor.
I too agree that our economy under Obama is going to get much worse before it can get better.  His policies are all wrong.  Only time will tell now!

Pauly T. Kal presents Obama’s Buddy Shootin’ off missiles again! posted at Political Rants from the Right, saying, Muckymud Imanutjob shot off some new missiles last week with a range of 1900km compared to the Shahab3 that only had a 1200km range.  It really looks like these guys want to sit across from Obama unconditionally!


Arun presents Election Season! posted at Arun is Bringing You…Your Daily Remedy, saying, “My liberally slanted view of the presidential election and California’s proposition 8!”

Yasu, Arun!  Wow!  You have quite the list of things up in this post to consider!  Also – if you don’t mind – since you consider yourself well informed as it relates to American politics – our constitution is not bound by separation of church and state.  That is a misnomer and no where in the constitution does it make any such statement.  The closest thing you have is the 1st Amendment under Freedom of Religion where it says that:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
This means that the FEDERAL government cannot endorse any religion.  However, you have to remember that our constitution was written that gave all the power to the states – therefore – the Civil War.  The phrase “separation of church and state” has been taken out of context ever since Thomas Jefferson wrote it in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802.  He was only responding at a national level – not at what a state itself has the rights to do.  It was his “belief” there should be a wall of separation – but he did not declare there is one.

Louise Manning presents 10 quotes on expectation posted at The Human Imprint.

Hello Louise – and welcome.  Some very interesting quotes there regarding Obama and the expectations everyone has given over to him under the guise of hope and change.  I fear he set those expectations way too high for his supporters – and as one of your quotes suggest – there will be some serious let down!

cryton presents Oh! That’s Why John Edwards Wasn’t Chosen as the Running Mate posted at Welcome Back Rosenthal, saying, “The ugly truth comes out, but nobody was volunteering.”

Bwahahaha!  Good one!  Say, has he actually admitted yet that the child is his?


Michael. presents The Wiretapping Debate: George W. Bush and Barack Obama posted at International Law News.

Hey Michael – good post on this issue.  To answer your question – Yes – I believe it is.  I was in the Air Force serving under the Electronic Security Command that reports to the NSA.  I know what our capabilities are – and I also know that there are ways that it can be abused.  However, you forgot to mention the second part to this new law – once the intercept has been made – and it is determined there is a potential national security risk – they must obtain the FISA warrant for continued surveillance.  The transmissions are run through computer algorithms that contain a limited set of parameters.  Once a select transmission fits that parameter – only then would it go live for someone to actually monitor.  Not all phone conversations around this country are being actively monitored.  Also – everyone seems to forget that Clinton did the same thing.  No one seemed to care when he did it.  And, I have no doubt now that Obama has been involved in the security briefings – he too will continue with this policy.


Christine Decourlande presents Gingrich – End Adolescence posted at Frog In North Georgia.

Welcome back Christine – Wow!  I completely missed that one from Newt!  I’m with you on this.  Kids should be kids and there should be no rush to get them in to the workforce.  I didn’t have my first job until I was 18 – and that was only temporary while I waited to go to college.  I told all of my kids as they were growing up we would never tell them they had to work.  We also didn’t stop them from getting a job if they wanted one either.  But – there was always a limit – if their grades suffered – they had to quit work.  We also did not allow them to take any of those “work force business classes” where they get out half a day so they can go to work.  That’s a rubbish class.  The kids here go to work in grocery stores as baggers, at fast food joints flipping burgers, or at the malls as cashiers, etc.  They aren’t really learning anything about business – they were only learning how to be slaves to their supervisors.  Also as an aside to something else you have posted – in my state – you can start working as young as 14.  There are exceptions – such as if you’re a family farmer – kids can start in the workforce as young as 12 and get a driver’s license at 14 to help maintain the family farm.

Ron McKie presents Congress is full of pussies posted at Phuck Politics.

I know I can always expect a good one from you, Ron. Gang banged by Princess Di?  Bwahahaha!  You are right on target there though.  Rather than ask the CEO to quit – they should just take all the money back and let them fail!

Sam presents NEW !! The Bank Crisis, the Subprime Mortgage Crisis and How they Affect You posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, “At the foundation of the bank crisis and the stock market crash of 2008 are money, greed and risk.

The New World of Mortgages

Traditionally, when you applied for a mortgage, your bank handled all stages of the transaction. The bank checked your credit, lent you money to buy a house, held the mortgage in its vault, collected your monthly payments and foreclosed on any bad loans. In the 1990s, things changed. A different specialist handled each stage of the mortgage. Mortgage brokers drummed up applicants for mortgages. Mortgage banks lent the money and held the mortgage note. They quickly resold these mortgage notes to investment banks. Mortgage servicing companies collected your monthly payment, and remitted the money to the owner of your mortgage.

Creative Finance with Mortgages

Meanwhile, investment banks put the mortgages into a trust, sorted the mortgages by risk and designed a new financial instrument, called a CMO, collateralized mortgage obligation. Basically CMOs were fancy debt instruments, IOUs with a fixed rate of return, based on bundles of home mortgages. The CMOs were supposed to work just like corporate bonds. Some CMOs, the toxic ones, were based on high risk mortgages, and some CMOs were based on high-quality, lower-interest mortgages. CMOs were rated for quality just like corporate bonds. Everyone in the financial world wanted to own them”

Well – I can’t add any more to this!  I just know that this is the second time this week that I’ve heard about these (Fearless History provided a link in one of my comments to some NPR audio).  Pretty scary stuff.  This is another great post about this economic mess! Surfer Sam just provided a brief synopsis of the whole thing – I suggest you go check out the whole thing.


Josh Gillespie presents What is an Executive Order? posted at Inside Government, saying, From a new blog that takes a non-partisan look at American politics.  With Obama announcing last week that he plans on reviewing all of GWB’s Executive Orders (which is unprecedented) to determine which one’s he’s going to overturn – this is a detailed look at just what an Executive Order is and what it means for Obama to repeal or overturn them.

Howard Miller presents The (apolitical) reason Proposition 8 won posted at Fulcrum Point Partners, saying, “could be under many categories”

Howard – if only it were so cut and dried as you put it.  I must commend you on putting a very thoughtful post together regarding the reason why it failed.  Unfortunately, some of your anti-Prop 8 radicals that are firebombing churches will disagree with you.  I do agree that it was about core values – but – there are those who believe it was based on hatred and bigotry.  I like the ideas you propose for resolving our differences.

Archvillain presents Tangled webs, etc. posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “Whatever happened to minding one’s own business?”

Archivillain – good post.  It goes along with Howard Miller’s submission as well – you might want to go check out his post linked here.  However, with regards to your citing of the 14th Amendment as it relates to State’s rights and the passing of Prop 8 in California – You might have forgotten about The Federal Defense of Marriage Act that was signed in to law by Clinton back in 1996 that protects and defines marriage as being between a man and a woman and states that neither the Federal Government nor any other states are required to recognize same-sex marriages allowed in other states.  In order for the state to overturn the rule as being unconstitutional – it will have to go to the Federal level and repeal the DOMA of 1996. But, on the surface of everything else you have stated – while I am Conservative – that means I’m for states rights and limited government – not that social religious conservative stuff that has creeped in to our society.  Government needs to stay out of our personal business – regardless of what that business is as long as it is not harmful or puts anyone in danger.

Recoil presents Palin’s Pathetic Pundits posted at Double Barreled Opinions.

Ah – my sentiments exactly.  You stated in your post some of what I said in a submission here last week that was anti-Palin.  Good post!

Aahz presents Why Do We Pay The President Of The United States? posted at Philaahzophy, saying, “From the “things that make you go hmmmm’ department.”

Aahz – welcome to the party brother!  And..Amen to that!  The only thing he has to spend that income on is other investments or big toys!’re right – they get 100% retirement and 100% benefits – and – it gets passed on to the surviving spouse as well – same goes for Senators.  Senators only need to serve one term and they get full 100% income and benefits.  The Clintons will be soaking us dry for years.  Regarding BO – even if he is a one termer – he will continue to get the same pay for the rest of his life..and considering he’s what – 46?  Hell – we could be paying him $400k (plus any increases) for the next 40 years! Why is it that we only elect millionaires in to this position – knowing they are taking a pay cut and don’t need the money?

Heather Johnson presents Top 50 Homeland Security Blogs posted at e-Justice Blog.

Heather – excellent list – I have it in my favorites now!

burgson maria presents In the name of the Lady posted at WORTH TO BE BLOGGED.

Hmm..I take it you’re not a Rupert Murdoch fan? :)

Patricia Turner presents The Top 100 Libertarian Blogs posted at Web Design Schools Guide.

Patricia – I made several attempts – I just can’t seem to get to your blog.  I’ve left this link here having faith that your post is as it is advertised in case some of my readers are able to get there.  Since I can’t see your list – if these two aren’t on your list – perhaps you should consider them – likewise – they have links to other Libertarian blogs:

Vulcan’s Hammer and Shaving Leviathanhighly recommended!

Zaira presents Libertarian By Click posted at Butterfly Diaries, saying, “Do you really know where you fall on the political spectrum?”

Awesome – we have a family submission!  So – Aahz is your dad! Cool!  I don’t even think my older kids could spell blog nevertheless get them to sit behind a computer! And – thanks for this submission – I’ve seen these diagrams posted up – but, could never find them.  I took the test and came out exactly where I thought I would – Libertarian, Conservative – leaning more Libertarian than Conservative.  Also – you might want to correct your link to the quiz – I had to backtrack it through the main website that it links to.

Woman Tribune presents Time for Change: Get Marijuana Law Reform on the Agenda! posted at Woman Tribune.

Hey! Holly!  Welcome back!  I won’t comment on this article – you know from our chats how I feel already.  I’ll just let my readers come over and decide for themselves! But, what I will say is – you make some compelling arguments – and – you might find yourself being very disappointed if you think Obama is going to uphold any promises he made on the campaign trail! As myself and everyone else on the right had been saying all along – he is not who he was trying to say he is!

Joseph presents The Obama Plan – What It Includes posted at Penny Pinching.

Hey Joseph – thanks for putting up the details regarding Obama’s tax plans.  I’m a fiscal conservative and libertarian when it comes to government – so – without going in to detail – you know that I already feel that this plan will ruin our economy and amounts to welfare for the poor.  I’ve never worked for a poor person! But, I do have readers that will probably agree with your post.  Go check out Louise Manning’s post up there on expectations – you might need some of those quotes!

Anna Callahan presents Fight Fire with Water: How Obama Won the Presidency posted at Indie Times, saying, Was it Bush’s low approval rating? Obama’s stance on Iraq? McCain’s VP pick? Obama’s funding? Nope, nope, nope, and nope. Find out what viral message Obama used to bring millions of people to his aid and to inoculate himself against all Republican attacks.

Thanks for the submission, Anna! Well – I’m sure it will come no surprise to you (if you have followed this blog at all) that I disagree – but – we’ll let our readers come over there and decide for themselves.  I consider myself to be extremely and well informed.  For you guys to NOT see that he is socialist just means to me that you buried your head in the sand.  After all, Bill Ayers just stated on air Friday morning that he and Obama are great FAMILY friends – not just some guy in the neighborhood and that he has been contributing to Obama’s campaign.  Not what Obama said!  Same thing now with Wright, Farrakhan, and Pfleger – they all came out last week stating the complete opposite of what Obama was saying – in fact – they all said they waited until AFTER the election because they didn’t want to hurt Obama’s chances.  Hmmm.

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Again! I have the great pleasure of hosting some really great posts from this past week from some really great bloggers. Bet you can’t figure what a lot of them are about?


ChristianPF presents McCain/Obama – Who is better for your money? posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “A debate over which candidate is better for your wallet”

Actually – that’s the question posed over at this blog.  It’s up to you as the commenters to debate the issue.

Hairy Swede presents Doing My Civic Duty in Sweden posted at A Swedish American in Sweden, saying, “An American abroad votes conservative. From a very non-conservative country.”

Having grown up in the military and serving myself – I found myself abroad on two occasions in which I had to vote absentee as well.  I commend you for doing your civic duty – and from so far away at that!  When I was reading your first paragraph – I had to chuckle – as that was NEVER my experience when I was in Europe!  Then I got to your follow-up – good one!

Steve Parry presents Congratulations To Barack Obama posted at The Axis, saying, “Setting the record straight.”

Excellent post, Steve.  While I am not predicting doom and gloom myself – I will agree that Obama will most definitely weaken the U.S.  The Republicans lost this election because a.) McCain was a very poor choice of candidate, and b.) The Republicans forgot who they were and lost their way.  They kinda forgot they were supposed to be AGAINST big government, didn’t they? This is an excellent call to conservatives and to D.C. Republicans to return to their roots.

Curry Kenworthy presents Conservatives don’t really understand elections posted at Curry Kenworthy, saying, “Conservatives are brilliant on the issues, but liberals know how to get out the vote–and change the culture.”

Eh! I sorta agree.  There was a huge turnout during the Reagan years to get people involved.  However, for the most part, I would agree with a lot of the rest of what you have to say.  In fact, Obama used technology brilliantly as compared to the McCain campaign.  You wouldn’t believe how many “MyObamaSpace” pages I came across.  Apparently, they set up their own Obama campaign social network.  Additionally, they collected millions of cell phone numbers and were sending out texts messages regularly on election day to get those young’ns out there to vote.  The turnout was the same as in 2004 – but – they pulled the youth vote in that wasn’t there before.  I think a lot of Republicans and Conservatives stayed home this year.


The Hip Hop Democrat presents Jay-Z running for Mayor of New York City in 2009? posted at The Hip Hop DEMOCRAT.

Now that is funny!  But, let me also remind you of a few other celebrity politicians – mostly from the past: Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono, Al Franken, Fred Grandy, P.T. Barnum (yes, THAT P.T. Barnum), Bill Bradley (former basketball player), Clint Eastwood (I lived in Monterey when he was the Mayor of Carmel), and John Glenn (former astronaut) just to name a few.  The most recent ones we have are Al Franken and Jerry Springer.  But, you’re right – I can’t see Jay-Z being the Mayor of NYC either.  I can’t see him filling the same shoes as Bloomberg, Giuliani, Koch, and LaGuardia, just to name a few of the great ones!


Sarah Scrafford presents Obama vs. McCain: What the Next President Will Mean for Day Traders posted at Currency

Well, I personally don’t know much about day trading.  I’m in it for the long haul.  But – if I have any day traders who read this blog – there is some good info over there.  While this is initially a comparison of both candidates – now that Obama has been elected – this is a good primer to follow up and see how Obama fares in the economy and what happens with the market.

TheMoneyHawk presents Reality Check: The President Can’t Save Us, Nor Should He posted at The Money Hawk, saying, “Everyone in the country needs to read this article, period.”

Ahh, yes!  A financial blogger after my own heart!  I’m a firm believer in personal responsibility!  Most excellent post – a good read for everyone!

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Celebratory Limerick posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

We’ll see! This freakin’ two year election cycle put a world of hurt on this country!


Sam Douglas presents Mandatory Internet Censorship and our Right to Choose posted at Philosophy Hurts Your Head.

You know, I read about this and heard about this on the news.  I sure as hell hope they don’t try to pull this kinda shit here in the U.S.  I feel bad for you Aussies.  You’d think your government was being led by the Chinese or something!

Hortois presents Pumpkin for President posted at The Compost Heap, saying, “light hearted”

Um – okay – we’ll let it slide by THIS time!  If it weren’t for that little pun at the end there – I probably would have nixed this one.  And..considering Thanksgiving is up next here in the U.S. – and – I just LOVE pumpkin pi ;) – these are good tips for pumpkin growers and gardners.

Ron McKie presents Hide the children posted at Phuck Politics.

OMG!  Too funny – and yet – at the same time – so sad!  Is this the next generation to lead our country! Lord help us.

GrrlScientist presents Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): Election Eve 2008 Celebration in NYC’s Times Square posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “One of the nice things about living in NYC is the fact that there are often fun things happening that are both spontaneous and free-of-charge. One of those events occurred last evening and continued through the wee hours of today, when I spent election eve in NYC’s Times Square, along with half a million other people.”

You know – when I first read this – the first thing that came to mind was the last South Park episode with half the town celebrating, getting drunk, tipping cars, and puking everywhere (especially after seeing the picture of the guy hanging on the streetlight – that’s EXACTLY what Stan’s dad did, LOL) – while the other half of the town were either hiding in bunkers or killing themselves.

Those are some great pix you have up there.  My favorite is the close-up of the police officer.  Excellent blend of pix to illustrate your content.  I enjoyed your journey!

John Kaduk presents Russia Starts Taking Advantage Of Obama posted at The Right Wing.

THIS must be what Biden was talking about!  We’ll see, John!  I see the cold war starting all over again under an Obama Presidency.  I’m sure his weak ass will back off.  After all, he’d rather TALK – which won’t mean shit to Putin!

Ron McKie presents Fuck this day posted at Phuck Politics.

Had a bad day did we Ron? I wish I had done as you and watched some movies instead of torturing myself through the evening watching all of that.  My sentiments exactly!


David Lamb presents Riding the Wave of Recession: A history of economic depression in presidential politics posted at Killer Buffalo, saying, “I didn’t realize you did the carnival so often. I’m glad I didn’t miss my chance!”

One of my fellow bloggers from Inside Government! But – oh, David – how dare you try to tell us that Clinton left Bush with a higher debt than he started with!  Don’t you know that he left office with a surplus! Rubbish!  I guess all those I.O.U.’s in the Social Security till didn’t count!  But, with hindsight being 20/20 – I would say that you were spot on with regards to the economic downturn being blamed on Bush as the primary reason McCain lost.  Personally, I see Obama doing the same thing as Carter.  While he is surrounding himself with Clinton era staff – we already know how that turned out – I think he’s going to make even worse mistakes than Clinton did.  I still don’t see how those libs are able to seriously say that we had prosperity during Clinton’s reign.  I guess they will always re-write history to slant their way.

Joe Hayes presents Political Jokes posted at Restoring Your Finances and Your Faith, saying, “Some really funny politically oriented jokes, just in time for the Election! Includes Barack Obama and John McCain related humor, and quotes from famous people too.”

I‘ve seen some of these before – others are new!  Good one!

PicktheBrain presents Obama, McCain Education Plans Compared posted at Ace Online Schools.

Well – since we don’t really have to worry about McCain’s plans – we’ll just have to see what kind of damage Obama can do to our education system.  Personally, the first thing I would do is get rid of that No Child Left Behind crap!  The fact of the matter is – that program is designed to leave kids behind.  They force low performing kids to drop out of high school and encourage them to go for their G.E.D.s instead which gets those from bringing their scores down.  Not only that – but rather than teach the kids the basics – the schools are teaching to the test instead.

I think his most dangerous plan is to force ALL student loans through the government – just growing Government again!  We know what his unflinching support for Fannie & Freddie did.

Raymond presents My Vote Does Not Matter Because I Do Not Live In A Swing State posted at Money Blue Book.

Personally, I think every vote counts.  However, I do agree with you that our Electoral College system of voting needs to either be changed or completely eradicated.  But – while you might think your vote doesn’t matter nationally – it DOES matter locally – and – does have an impact nationally when voting for your Representatives and Senators!

GrrlScientist presents Sarah Palin: In her own words posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Sarah Palin’s greatest hits: Proof that all a woman needs to succeed in America is a pretty face and a tight ass.”

I think you guys are being WAAY to hard on Sarah.  She’s a lot more intelligent than you guys realize.  The problem is that the McCain camp scripted her.  I’ve seen her in action prior to her being selected as VEEP.  When she’s not scripted – she comes off real classy.  There’s a reason why she has a 90% approval rating in her state – and it’s not because she’s hot!

What you may not know is that during the entire election cycle – she held a security clearance higher than both Obama and McCain.  She’s briefed daily on the National Security Intelligence because of Alaska’s proximity to Russia.  She had inside knowledge that neither Obama or McCain had.  Obama is just now getting those daily briefings that she receives every day as the Alaskan governor.  The Alaskan National Guard and the U.S. Air Force in Alaska are on 24/7 alert because of Russia.  She knows the compliment and capabilities of the entire military forces at her disposal.  Russia is a real threat – and – she’s 100% correct when she was talking about Russia in American/Alaskan air space every time the take off.  (I have inside knowledge on that as well).

Regarding her comments regarding the job of the VP – according to the U.S. Constitution – she’s 100% correct about that as well!  You might want to go back and read that document.

Her biggest problem regarding all those other interviews was that she got caught up in the talking points that she was required to stay on.  I hope one day you get an opportunity to see her in action without the cue cards.  You might change your opinion about her.

Alli presents Rahm Emanuel Advocates Compulsory Civil Service posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “As previously reported, then Democratic Presidential candidate, Barack Obama while speaking in Colorado this past July, stated:

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objective that we’ve set. We’ve gotta have a “Civilian National Security Force” that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.””

Excellent post Alli.  I’ve lived overseas where military service is compulsory.  I would hate to see this happen in this country – even in a Civilian National Security Force.  Sounds kinda like Hitler’s Brown Shirts to me.  Also – wasn’t it JFK that instituted the draft?  It seems to me those loony liberals who are supposed to be all about civil liberties and freedom are the first ones to push FORCED service to the country.

Steve Faber presents How Will President Barack Obama Change What You Drive? posted at super gas saver, saying, “One thing about Obama, he has ambition. He also has an agenda to go along with it. A part of that will definitely have an impact on your choice of vehicle in the future.”

Bwahahaha!  That’s some pretty funny shit! Oh – wait – you were serious!  Hey, I’m all for getting better mileage to the gallon and all – but – not at the expense of our economy.  These are some pretty lofty plans that you have outlined over at your place.  But, I don’t see it happening – especially the plug-in hybrids.  We are sooooo far away from having an efficient fuel-cell battery that 2015 is not even foreseeable.  We could have more oil and natural gas in production to fuel this country economically before that would ever happen.

Also – that use it or lose it lease program – in case you aren’t aware – the oil companies would LOVE to lose those leases they have.  There’s no oil in them – but – the government forces them to continue to hold on to them and pay them for these bad leases.  They’ve been explored and have been found to be empty.  The problem is – the government won’t lease the areas that HAVE the oil in them because they don’t want the oil companies drilling.  As a consumer – I would LOVE for those oil companies to lose those bad leases as well – it would help to bring down the price of gas.

Anyway – for those of you who don’t know Obama’s plans – this is a great place to find out!  See if you agree with it.

DWSUWF presents President Barack Obama – Let the healing begin. posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “Barack Obama will indeed unify the left with the far left, pull in the moderate left, and be the President that speaks clearly for the entire sweeping 52% mandate they represent. Congratulations to the moderate, centrist, libertarian, and conservative blogging brethren who embraced Obama’s rhetoric of change and hope. You got what you hoped for!”

Oh how correct you are! BTW – I watched that South Park episode the other night.  If you haven’t seen the whole thing – it’s freakin hilarious!  Now – back to the regularly schedule program.  Don’t you just love the way the left is throwing out their olive branches and embracing EVERYONE in this country!  You have some great examples there of just how much love the left has and how they will do what they need to do to help unify and bring everyone together for the good of this country!  Oh, I sure HOPE when they realize the CHANGE Obama has in mind is not the CHANGE they HOPED for – they don’t start blaming it on we Conservatives – considering we’re the minority now and have absolutely no power in D.C.!

U.S. Common Sense presents Open letter to Barack Obama posted at U.S. Common Sense, saying, “This one has already been picked up by Reuters and Palm Beach Post. It is a letter welcoming and warning Obama on his entrance into the White House.”

Excellent letter!  How the heck do you get picked up by Reuters?  This is a great read for all.

Kevin presents How to Deal With Election Withdrawal posted at The Red Stapler Chronicles.

Funny stuff – I’d like to add lucky #13 here – Start off everyone one of your statements to your co-workers with “My friend,” and then make sure to reference all other co-workers as “that one.”

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Holy cow! I don’t know what to say! Thanks to all of you who submitted to the carnival. Without you guys – this carnival would not be the success that it is. There were 20 submissions this week. All of them excellent – and – yes – I do actually go read them all before I allow them to be published.

That way – not only do I make sure I keep this carnival spam-free, but, I also get to learn more about those bloggers who are submitting – plus I feel I’ve learned a bit more after having read the submissions.  I usually will comment here on what I’ve read over there – but – given the total number of submissions that are here – as much as I would love to comment on ALL of them – I would be up forever and probably miss deadline.

In any case – be rest assured – I have reviewed all of these submissions.  There are some I would really love to provide commentary on here – but – that just wouldn’t be FAIR to the others that I don’t comment on.  Oh, Crap!  I think I sounded like “That One” for a moment – I probably shouldn’t be reading those liberal blogs as much as I do! LOL.  Please do go check these all out.  They are all excellent – some you will agree with – others I guarantee you won’t – and since this is a mish mosh of submissions – whether you are liberal, conservative, or libertarian – what I said above still stands true!


Jon Swift presents Great Moments in Election-Year Blogging posted at Jon Swift, saying, “The conservative blogosphere deserves to win a collective Pulitzer Prize for its election-year coverage.”

Curry Kenworthy presents The Fairness Doctrine and global warming posted at Curry Kenworthy, saying, “A conservative blogger tries out the Fairness Doctrine approach while discussing global warming with his liberal co-host.”


Madeleine Begun Kane presents McCain & Palin: The Not Ready For Prime Time Duo posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.


Peter Midnight presents Voting for President is Not Worth the Paper it’s Printed on by Peter Midnight posted at Official Home of the Real Mr. Controversy Peter Midnight “The Black Horse”.


Alli presents The Abomination of Government Marriage posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “With Election Day less than one week away, voters in 3 states, Florida, California, and Arizona will again be voting on whether same sex couples should be allowed to “marry”. The debate regarding whom can marry is yet another example of politicians creating and fostering a wedge between Americans.”

Matt presents Obama Worship: Like Letting Your GPS Steer You Into A Lake? posted at Matt-Speak.

Greg presents Divided we fall posted at


Ron McKie presents Giving credit where credit is due posted at Phuck Politics.

taucan62 presents AIG Bailed Out? Not Even Close posted at rjjrdq’s America, saying, “Looks like AIG blew through that bailout money. They need more…”

BeThisWay presents The Lynching (in effigy) of Sarah Palin posted at Are You Going To Be This Way The Rest of The Time I Know You?.


DWSUWF presents Barack buys an election? posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “At some point, we have to step back and try to grasp the sheer enormity of what Axelrod and Obama have wrought. We can just look at it and admire it as a spectacle, as a force of nature, much like staring at Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon. The Axelrod/Obama campaign has spent as much selling the Barack Obama brand as McDonald’s spends selling hamburgers. Obama is spending $293,000/hour to win the Presidency.”

Alli presents The Fairness Doctrine: Internet Censorship Coming Soon to a Web Page Near You posted at The Smoking Argus, saying, “In past conversations with colleagues and friends, I have often commented that some day soon the internet our generation has come to know, the wealth of information available via the click of a mouse, will cease to exist. That in the place of this unfiltered and uncensored access to information, will come a government controlled, censored version of the world wide web under the auspices of the FCC or some other bloated failure of a bureaucracy.”

Phil B. presents Confusing Voting Ballots « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “I recently received my official sample ballot for the General Elections. And once again, I can only scratch my head when reading the new proposed laws that I am suppose to vote for.”

Kara Sheridan presents Disaboom | KaraSwims | Rock the disabled vote posted at Jeff Charlebois, saying, “People with disabilities represent our country’s largest minority but they are 20% less likely to vote. Read why we all need to rock the disabled vote!”

George Rogers presents Shoes of Power: Are the Potential White House Women Obsessed With Fashion? posted at Trendy Shoes Shop, saying, “Very informative and entertaining article on the fashion tastes and purchasing habits of the women potentially headed to the White House. It uncovers some sparkling (and some potentially damaging) facts about the White House Women.”

GrrlScientist presents I’m a ‘Godless American’ and Proud of it! posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “At one time, I respected — note the past tense of the word — Elizabeth Dole, but after seeing this astonishing ad that her campaign aired in NC against her political opponent, Kay Hagen, I am disgusted. At the end of the ad, there is a picture of Hagen and a voice-over saying “there is no god” — the implication being that Hagen, a christian, actually said this.”

U.S. Common Sense presents I don’t care about the “middle class” posted at U.S. Common Sense, saying, “Both candidates are wrong.”

debergerac78 presents $700 billion for the bailout, but NOTHING for enforcement? posted at The Business Ethics Blog, saying, “How does the government plan on catching those who committed lending fraud when the FBI’s on a shoestring budget?”


Christine Decourlande presents Republican Votes Obama posted at Frog In North Georgia.

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Wow!  We have a lot of submissions this week – and some very excellent one’s I might add.  I am amazed at the quality of submissions I’m getting here.  Please check all of these out – I’ve learned quite a bit from these – as I am sure you will also.


Pauly T. Kal presents Could This Be The “October Surprise” That Does Obama In? posted at Political Rants from the Right. Saying – There is a new report out now from the African Press International that says they plan on releasing a taped telephone conversation they had with Michelle Obama. Apparently, she thinks they are above the law!

Okay – this is pretty good “Pauly.” I wonder why this hasn’t hit the media either? I think you’re right – even if the API does release this before the election – it won’t get ANY play in the MSM over here!

Matt presents A Message to Undecided Voters posted at Matt-Speak.

Matt didn’t actually submit this to my carnival this week. While I was cruising by his place I saw this posted up. If you haven’t already been there and seen it – please do – even if you are not an independent trying to figure out who to vote for. Some great quotes from Ronald Reagan and Matt’s interpretation as it relates to this election. These are some good talking points for those times you get in a conversation with someone you know who is pro-Obama or independent.


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To John “Air-Quotes” McCain posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

(quote) eh – not bad (un quote) ;)

The Traveler presents Statue of Liberty – history posted at Ellis Island – Statue of Liberty. Saying – Some history about the statue of liberty.

Stuff we learned in middle-school – but – for many of us – it’s always a good thing to refresh our memories regarding the symbol of our liberty.

Wenchypoo presents Updated: The Law of Unintended Consequences Part III—Something for Nothing (Really L-O-N-G) posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

She’s right – it is really L-O-N-G but well worth the read.  Perhaps you might find out of you are one of those “something for nothing” people!  There is a dire warning in this post!  Oh..and..are you sure you intended for this to be under the Liberal category? ;)


Peter Midnight presents Should Pornography be Banned from the Internet? by Peter Midnight posted at Official Home of the Real Mr. Controversy Peter Midnight “The Black Horse”.

If you’re like me – you’re probably trying to figure out how this is related to politics – once you read the response to the question – you’ll get it.  Whether you like or dislike pornography – the answer is spot on!

My Journey presents Socialism is not a Good Idea Regardless of Angry and Incoherent Comments | My Journey to Millions posted at My Journey to Millions. Saying – My Discussion with a very special commenter from another blog.

A view of socialism from a Finance Planner and Libertarian perspective – pretty good if I say so myself given she rarely delves in to the political stuff on her blog! Beware – a self-professed socialist has already commented on her blog!


Jeffrey Stingerstein presents Perhaps It Is Time for the US to Create a Sovereign Wealth Fund posted at Disillusioned Words.

Wow! Actually sounds like a pretty good idea.  Something I would have to really think about – but – it is a convincing argument.  The Indian Tribes in the U.S. also operate under this principle.

Phil for Humanity presents Why the Republican Party needs to Split << Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity. Saying – Traditionally, conservative meant fiscal responsibility, small government, support of old fashion values, and support of small businesses.

I could buy in to that idea there Phil!  After all, it was for many of those very reasons that I myself left the Republican party and became an Independent – after I joined the Libertarian party for a while there.

Jeffrey Stingerstein presents A Reality Check For the Wall Street Journal About the Bush-McCain Tax Cuts posted at Disillusioned Words.

Those are some very interesting correlations there Jeffrey.  However, I do disagree in that the reason for the collapse was because of the last 8 years under the Bush administration.  Yes, while the Republicans are complicit – it really does go back to the CRA in 1977 with the 1995 Clinton revision and again with the 2003 Bush revision.  But, with regards to everything else you have going on there – very interesting.  What I don’t see anywhere are the correlations with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac over those same years and what was happening in the housing markets and derivatives during those same periods.  That might be another variable you should consider adding.


debergerac78 presents Congressman Mahoney’s apology falls flat posted at The Business Ethics Blog. Saying – …after failing to mention that he had a second affair at about the same time as the first.

Oh I so agree!  Being a Florida constituent – I remember the way he blasted Foley!  What a hypocrite this guy is.  Thanks for adding this to the carnival! Note to readers:  This is actually a post written by Lauren Bloom – a Business Ethics consultant.  I don’t know – maybe Lauren Bloom and Debergerac are the same person?!?!

Ron McKie presents Big Surprise posted at Phuck Politics.

I’m not ruining the surprise – you’re just gonna have to go and see for yourself!

Babak presents American Satisfaction At Record Low posted at Trader’s Narrative. Saying – When Americans are unhappy around election time, they vote against the incumbent party. Guess what? They are very very unhappy right now.

You need to check out the graph on this page – a tale tell sign if you ask me!

Jed Norwood presents Why You May Fail Going From Demo to Real posted at Forex Strategy Talk. Saying – Forex is a unique way to take advantage of what the economy is doing. Learn some very powerful beginners tips that will help you understand how and when to trade better.

Well – not really related to a political discussion – however, given today’s economy – great financial advise is always good.  This is the look at the potential downfalls of trying to trade on the real market the same way you do on a demo account.


Lisa Spinelli presents Who Would You Want Handling Your Money? posted at Greener Pastures: Personal Finance. Saying – Check out this chart published in a recent New York Times article “Bulls, Bears, Donkeys and Elephants.”

Very interesting graphic Lisa – but – where’s the supporting documentation?  I clicked the link you provided – but – it only links to the same graphic in the NYT.  I would like to know how they come to that conclusion considering I’ve always made money during a republican administration and lost money during a democratic administration.  Here’s 2 pointers – 1 – don’t take anything from the NYT as the truth – their stocks were just downgraded to junk status on Friday and 2 – if you post up graphics – ALWAYS provide the supporting documentation – where did those numbers come from?  I always like to go back to the source data to see if it has been skewed or manipulated in any way. Also this is only in the S&P market. Most people diversify and have their monies in many markets and many investing vehicles.

Rich Dansereau presents Sexist Arguments and Sarah Palin posted at Rich’s Blog.

Well, Rich – I do believe she is qualified.  In fact, I believe she is more qualified than Obama, McCain, and Biden together.  She is a threat to “progressive” women on the left and an even bigger threat to the males in the campaign because she is so much smarter and has 10 years of executive experience – which is what is needed for a President.  None of those other guys have any kind of budgeting experience – all they know how to do is write spending bills.  Oh – and she’s hot!! LOL.  You know..funny thing that you used “rug” as an example in your discussion there — intentional or freudian slip? ;)

Jon Swift presents Pro-America vs. Anti-America posted at Jon Swift. Saying – Many Americans are still unclear as to what is pro-America and what is anti-America, so I have made a handy chart that will give you some examples.

I like the cut of your jib there Jon! Very interesting chart – if there are any libs who saw that – I’m sure it pisses them off!

U.S. Common Sense presents Racism two weeks before the election posted at U.S. Common Sense.

Very good!  While there have been some mentions of racism at some of the McCain rallies – you are so correct that the majority of the “racist” comments or “race” being injected in to the race is coming from the so-called tolerant left.

taucan62 presents Candidates In The Pocket Of Wall Street posted at rjjrdq’s America. Saying – The politicians are going to crack down on those greedy Wall Street tycoons. Yeah, sure they are…

You are so right!  I was against that bailout from the beginning – and still am!  That $700 Billion bailout has now increased to $2 trillion as I predicted in a previous post.  I was so disappointed in McCain for signing on to that thing, especially with all the pork.  But – I will have to agree – follow the money.  Have I mentioned lately how much I hate politicians?

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H/T to Greg for pointing me to this!  With all the hate coming from the Obama campaign towards the hard-working middle-class and them looking down their elitist noses at us – there is a movement sweeping across the ‘sphere right now.

If you like that banner up there – you can go to Iowahawk’s place here to read about it and download your own for your blog.  Let everyone out there know that you won’t stand idly by while The Obamessiah and his ilk mock us.  When he mocked Joe The Plumber the other day – he mocked us all.

This is a normal guy just wanting to live the American dream.  He is like the rest of us who want to be successful and take care of our families and to do it on our own without government interference.  He asked a simple question of The Obamessiah – and in a moment of truth – The Obamessiah actually let the rest of the world know the socialist and wealth redistributionist that he really is.

And – what happens?  The entire loony left and their media minions swarmed on this guy to try to destroy his character.  They proved to all of us with our eyes and ears open that they just don’t understand the middle-class.  They just did not get the point that Joe did not say he makes $250,000 – he said he wants to be that guy that makes the $250,000+ and be successful – but – he feared the redistributionist plans of Obama and just wanted clarification. Then – the guy holds a press conference and lays everything on the line about how he feels the way things have been going on in this country – and the leftists do everything they can to tear this man down.

Those guys on the left keep spouting that anyone making under $250,000/year will actually get a tax cut under Obama’s plans.  Whoa – back the truck up there Obama dude – If you want to know the real facts about the plan – The Historian has put up a most excellent analysis of the Obama Tax Plan. I suggest you go read it.  Obama’s tax plan is going to rip the middle-class to shreds.

Go get your own banner and display it proudly on your own blog or website and tell those leftards – I AM JOE!

UPDATE: It’s growing!  Here’s other’s I found that are posting up this banner:

IowaHawk, the one that started this off – I am Joe

Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler – The Flub That Destroyed The Obamessiah?

454Monte.Com – Annoying Drunks in the MSM

Babalu Blog – I am Joe

Jules Crittenden – I Am Joe

RedState – I am Joe

Little Green Footballs – I am Joe

The Sundries Shack – You’re Darned Right I am Joe

And Rightly So – “I AM JOE” and Vetting the Lamestream Media

Uppity Woman – I Am Joe

Mother, May I Sleep with Treacher? – What Burge Said

Pat Dollard | Young Americans – And “Joe” Is Us

Little Miss Attila – More on the “I am Joe” Movement

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel – I am Joe

Anyway – this list is growing – If you haven’t already gotten your banner – go to IowaHawk and get yours.  BTW – I should mention – passing on the same thing as IowaHawk – No No No making any money off this graphic unless absolutely every single penny is going to Joe Wurzelbacher.


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