Thursday, October 9, 2008

We are better than this...

CBS News

"I was reading my copy of the New York Times the other day," she said.
"Booooo!" replied the crowd.
"I knew you guys would react that way, okay," she continued. "So I was reading the New York Times and I was really interested to read about Barack's friends from Chicago."
It was time to revive the allegation, made over the weekend, that Obama "pals around" with terrorists, in this case Bill Ayers, late of the Weather Underground. Many independent observers say Palin's allegations are a stretch; Obama served on a Chicago charitable board with Ayers, now an education professor, and has condemned his past activities.
"Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," Palin said.
"Boooo!" said the crowd.
"And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued.
"Boooo!" the crowd repeated.
"Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.

- Dana Millbank, Washington Post, October 6, 2008

NEWBERG -- Students and campus leaders at George Fox University denounced the hanging of a life-size cardboard cutout of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on campus, vowing to work together to fight racism and intolerance.
A custodial crew at the 3,355-student Christian university found the Obama likeness hanging by fishing wire from a tree at 7 a.m. Tuesday and tore it down before students arrived for classes.
A sign taped to the cutout said, "Act Six reject," referring to a scholarship program for Portland students, many of whom are minorities.

- Suzanne Pardington, The Oregonian, September 24, 2008

On Tuesday, White posted on his website a request for money to pay for a special issue of his National Socialist magazine. The mocked-up cover, with a huge “Kill This NIGGER?” headline, shows Obama speaking to a crowd with a rifle’s crosshairs superimposed on his head. White said that the accompanying article would explain the Democratic presidential nominee’s “radical Communist politics and Jewish backers … and how he plans genocide against white working people.”

- Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center, September 12, 2008

Roxbury resident Elizabeth Corsetto said she and her husband came home from doing errands Saturday and found the flier at the end of their driveway. She picked it up, expecting a mailer from a retailer but instead found a one-page, black and white sheet featuring unflattering photos of Obama, including a doctored one portraying him with a long beard and turban.
"Why should we seal our fate by allowing a black ruler to destroy us?" asked the flier, which also detailed what it contended to be a series of facts on black unemployment, poverty, HIV and crime rates, while pointing out the woes of a couple of predominantly black-populated countries.

- Lawrence Ragonese, Star-Ledger (NJ), September 23, 2008

"If Obama is President... Will we still call it The White House?"

- button

Aren't we?


steve said...

A different topic, but you should know that the National Debt Clock in New York City has run out of digits. We have defeated debt! Oh, Debt, where is thy sting?

On the other hand, the H.M.S. Impossible "Cost of the War in Iraq" seems beyond all bounds.

karie said...

Sorry to hop past your comments, Steve, but HOLY CRAP! Are you KIDDING ME? This blog entry shows such an insane part of our free nation...I just know the actual "founding Fathers" (as opposed to the pretend ones the freakish Rights always seem to invent) are ROLLING in their graves!

And yes, if the debt falls off the boards and nobody heard it, was it ever really there?

Dr. Momentum said...

Better than this?

Maybe some of us. I guess we'll find out how many. But past contests have been disappointing.