Message to Pennsylvania

October 27, 2008

Stop and think for a minute, will you?

Michael Barone on Obama’s lead in the Keystone State:

The irony here is that voters motivated by anger at the decline in their wealth seem about to elect a president who has promised to embark on wealth-destroying policies.

Let’s not do anything stupid, okay? Praying


LA Times suppresses tape possibly harmful to Obama

October 27, 2008

In 2003, then-State Senator Barack Obama attended a going-away dinner honoring Rashid Khalidi, a Chicago educator and former spokesman for the PLO. Also at the dinner were William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, whom Obama claims to have barely known. (Care to buy a bridge?) It’s now known that the Los Angeles Times, my hometown newspaper (pity me Crying ), is sitting on a tape of that event and refuses to release it. Why?

Former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy proposes a thought experiment:

Say John McCain attended a party at which known racists and terror mongers were in attendance. Say testimonials were given, including a glowing one by McCain for the benefit of the guest of honor … who happened to be a top apologist for terrorists. Say McCain not only gave a speech but stood by, in tacit approval and solidarity, while other racists and terror mongers gave speeches that reeked of hatred for an American ally and rationalizations of terror attacks.

Now let’s say the Los Angeles Times obtained a videotape of the party.

Question: Is there any chance — any chance — the Times would not release the tape and publish front-page story after story about the gory details, with the usual accompanying chorus of sanctimony from the oped commentariat? Is there any chance, if the Times was the least bit reluctant about publishing (remember, we’re pretending here), that the rest of the mainstream media (y’know, the guys who drove Trent Lott out of his leadership position over a birthday-party toast) would not be screaming for the release of the tape?

Do we really have to ask?

So now, let’s leave thought experiments and return to reality: Why is the Los Angeles Times sitting on a videotape of the 2003 farewell bash in Chicago at which Barack Obama lavished praise on the guest of honor, Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat?

I think I can guess: Khalidi and his far Left buddies are notoriously anti-Israel and are regular apologists for Palestinian terror. Obama’s attendance at that dinner, regardless of whether he himself said anything anti-Semitic, would be a problem for the campaign because Obama’s attendance through the dinner gave de facto approval to everything said there. It likely also would shoot more holes into Obama’s lies about his relationship with William Ayers. And so the LA Times is sitting on the tape to protect their preferred candidate.

This isn’t surprising. The Times is a Democratic Party-aligned newspaper that regularly suppresses information harmful to Democratic state politicians (they covered for former Governor Grey Davis’ abuse of his staff for years), but rushes to print any allegation harmful to Republicans. In 2003, they waited for the weekend before the election to print a poorly-sourced hit piece on Arnold Schwarzenegger in a blatant attempt to derail his campaign.

It’s clear from The Times’ refusal to release the Khalidi tape that they haven’t changed.

(hat tip: LGF)


Obama lawyer to student journalist: "We’re watching you."

October 27, 2008 is a student-run news service (sponsored by Fox) that’s done impressive work uncovering voter fraud in Ohio. What’s their reward?

A threatening letter from the Obama campaign’s lawyer:

From: Rosenberg, Thomas
Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 2:32 PM
Subject: At least in today’s blog you spelled my last name right
To: tiffany

In other words, I am going to read what you write and watch what you say. Hopefully you will be fair and impartial as you told me you would be.

Thomas L. Rosenberg
Roetzel & Andress, LPA

Columbus, OH  43215

In other words, "Nice little gig you’ve got here. Be a shame if something happened to it." Where’s Mike Mazurki when you need him?

Rosenberg later sent an apology and claimed he never intended to intimidate anyone, but, ummm… I think his words speak for themselves. Waiting

The Obama campaign already has a problem with freedom of speech; it seems he and his campaign have "issues" with freedom of the press, too.

(hat tip: LGF)

LINKS: Jammie Wearing Fool.


The Adventures of Barrachio!

October 27, 2008

Presented for your entertainment:


Disney will never be the same, again. Rolling on the floorSilly