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Written by J.P. Franklin

August 20, 2008 at 4:45 pm

American Terrorists

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YouTube – If I Were A Terrorist A James Pence Video!.

This guy might be my new favorite person on YouTube.  He makes quite a statement about our nation.  The Bush administration has drawn the nation attention to violent Islamic terrorists, all the while they have been doing far more damage to the middle class than any bomb or airplane could ever do.

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August 15, 2008 at 10:48 am

Could Colin Powell be Obama’s Veep?

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There has been a lot of buzz on the interwebs today that Colin Powell will likely announce his support of Barack Obama and may even speak at the Democratic convention.  This coming just two days after Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing organization of the convention, hinted that Obama’s VP pick may have a military background.The Night that the VP pick is scheduled to speak is also the night that is dedicated to veterans and their families.

I think Colin Powell could be the perfect pick for Obama.  Powell has quite an impressive resume.  He is a retired Army General, former National Security Adviser, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State. There has been a lot of talk about Chuck Hagel being a possible choice as a show of bipartisanship by Obama.  Selecting someone from the other side of the aisle would be an excellent way to bring over some Republican voters who aren’t sure about Obama but aren’t pleased with John McCain as the nominee.  Despite his serving in the Bush administration, many Democrats respect Colin Powell for his honesty when he admitted he had been mislead by intelligence about Iraq.

Colin Powell is known as a moderate Republican, he has been criticized by some conservatives as being too liberal on some issues.  Powell is pro-choice, which makes him more palatable to Democrats than pro lifer Chuck Hagel.  He also supports “reasonable” gun control and affirmative action.

Colin Powell brings an encyclopedic knowledge of the military and has a history with many of our military leaders.  Serving as Secretary of State, Colin Powell has built a strong rapport with many world leaders and is highly respected in the international community.  Powell’s experience would quell McCain’s attacks that Obama is a risky pick because he “isn’t ready to lead on day one”, because with Colin Powell by he side he doesn’t really need to be, Powell can help guide him when the need arises.  Who better to answer the phone at 3 a.m. than Colin Powell?

China and the US, Are We Really That Different?

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With the Olympics being in Beijing, there has been a lot of talk lately about tensions between the US and China, but I don’t think these tensions are necessary, we have so much in common.  There are some differences between us, in the US we like the white meat of the chicken, whereas in China they prefer dark meat.  Our national past time is baseball, theirs is harshing the Dhali Lama’s chill.  We take Viagra as a sexual aid, the Chinese eat boiled shark fins.  But despite these differences we also have a lot in common.

For starters, both countries love cheap plastic crap, we like to buy it, and the Chinese like to sell it too us.  We both like US budget deficits, we like them because as Dick Cheney once said “deficits don’t matter”, and the Chinese love it because it gives them an opportunity to lend us money that our children will hopefully pay off someday, along with the billions in interest.  But, most importantly, both countries use torture.  Last year a report by the Red Cross determined that “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the CIA, were torture, and violated the Geneva Convention.  The Red Cross has said that the government officials who approved these “techniques” could be guilty of war crimes.

This is the United Mother-shutyomouth (rest in peace with Xenu Mr. Hayes) States of America, we are the moral compass of the world.  We are the beacon of hope and freedom for the planet, and we are torturing people?  No no no, that can’t be!  Only crazy dictatorships like those of Hitler and Stalin use torture, torture is something that happened during the Spanish inquisition, it doesn’t happen now, does it?  Turns out it does, we use a technique known as waterboarding to get information from “detainees”.  We learned this technique the hard way, the Chinese used it on Americans troops during the Korean war.  When it was used on us, we considered it a war crime, but now that we do it, we say it’s okay.

Is it torture?  I mean all they do is hold a cloth or plastic wrap over someone’s mouth and pour water down their nose, that doesn’t sound that bad.  Christopher Hitchens recently volunteered to undergo waterboarding to see what it’s like ( I highly recommend you read his article).  He cracked after just a few seconds.  After his experience Hitchens, who had previously supported these techniques, has said that waterboarding absolutely is torture.  I know what you’re thinking, “Christopher Hitchens thinks walking and being sober are torture”, that may be true, but most experts agree with him.  Months after his experience, Hitchens said that he still wakes up at night feeling like he is drowning.  Just a few seconds of this has caused what may be permanent psychological damage.

Our president has decided that these “detainees” are essentially in a state of legal limbo, they aren’t POWs so the Geneva Convention doesn’t apply to them, but our constitution doesn’t apply to them either, as they aren’t US citizens.  Since the president has put them in this state of purgatory, anything goes.  Waterboarding, angry dogs, naked pyramids, eletrical implements attached to genitals, pictures with tomboy chicks who love them some torture, basically anything these sexually repressed neo-cons can conjure up in their twisted minds is okay as long as it helps us “get information from terrorists.

Torture doesn’t work, time and again it has proven to be good only for getting false confessions and bad information because the victim just wants it to stop.  It is not beneficial and is not how we should be treating human beings, regardless of the crimes we allege they commit.  This is the country of Jefferson, Franklin, and Lincoln, not Mao, what the hell happened?

Written by J.P. Franklin

August 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm

A Look Inside Conservative’s Minds

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So I went to the conservative cesspool known as TownHall.com.  I read an article claiming that Obama supporters want $10 gas.  The article was based on hearsay and had no actual evidence to support their claims.  They wanted a headline, kind of like this site here.  That site has a headline that makes it sound like Obama has taken more money than McCain from oil companies, but McCain has infact recieved over $800,000 more than Obama from oil companies and their employees.

I was looking at the comments on this article about $10 gas and what I saw, frankly, scared me.

Subject: Beezer
Funny you should mention House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, that shrill, wretched, greedy, and detestable politician. If I had any say in as to what to do with her…. I would have her stripped naked, tarred and feathered, and paraded around America in the bed of an American made pickup truck. I’ll bet she doesn’t buy her own fuel for her vehicles.
I’m all for American made products but I’m not cool with stripping women naked in public and tar and feathering them.  But wait there’s more!

Limosine Liberals Destroy Economy
It may be necessary for the ordinary citizen in our fair country to raise up and preserve it. Pigosi’s plan is for her and a few of her ilk to force the rest of us to kowtow to blatant environalism. While she burns more fuel going back and forth to her district (in a tax payer provided jumbo jet) that an entire village could use in a year. It is more of “do as I say, not do as I do”. We should seriously consider hanging the whole lot of worthless hangers-on starting with ladies first. PELOSI, BOXER, CLINTON, WINSTIEN, THEN SOROS THE CURRENCY MANIPULATOR, ETC.

How else do you propose she go from California to Washington?  Covered wagon maybe?  And WTF is the deal with the death threats.  And ladies first?  WOW!

Goal of Socialists
The global warming hoax and killing exploration of new sources of oil are anti-Capitalist schemes to get the socialists to control everything and turn this into a completely socialist nation…If the general public ever figures this out, the socialists will be lucky if they only lose in elections……..Soros will be the first one on the end of a rope if he lives that long…..

Another hanging threat!
Subject: AMANDA
You need to do everything you can to get this video on Fox News. This is a real eye-opener, and because these people are all Obama supporters, the logical extension is that this is what Obama wants as well.

The majority of Americans never read Town Hall and since the journalists here are conservative, most of them never are seen in MSM newspapers. Contact Fox News and tell them that “Americans have the right to know!!” This is what Messiah Obama has planned for them!

So when I see McCain supporters spewing racial hatred I can assume that John McCain is a racist right?

Obama sticking with fellow towel heads

Obama, at one time, wanted to tap into oil reserves,then put more in the reserves,he’s been against drilling, becaue he wants to keep in the graces of fellow muslims..then when he saw that Bush was lifting the ban on drilling and the American people were applauding it…that’s when he turned into a DRILL supporter..Now, his energy plan is PUT MORE AIR IN YOUR TIRES…dah…now, that’s innovation..
His is not seasoned enough to sit in the Oval Office…
Firstly, when you start your post with a racial epithet, you lose all credibility.  Secondly, it has been proven that everyone inflated their tires would save more gas than offshore drilling would produce.

here, here
It is true, if one ignores the extensive position papers that one can find at Obama’s website one has no idea what it is he proposes to do as president. No doubt he will destroy our country with obscenely large job gains of the ’90s rather than the healthier more moderate job gains we have seen on the ’00s.

There is nothing I hate more than “obscenely large job gains”, I much prefer our “moderate job gains”.  Maybe McCain can make that his campaign slogan; “John McCain: Keeping Job Growth Under Control”.
I think one word describes these people: Ignorant.

Written by J.P. Franklin

August 9, 2008 at 1:27 am

Vincent Bugliosi “Bush Administration Guilty of First Degree Murder”

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August 2, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Mac Attack

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I knew it would happen eventually, but I never thought it would happen this soon, The McCain campaign has abandoned the idea of running a race on the issues and have resorted to attack after attack on Obama.  I guess it really shouldn’t be surprising, as I’ve mentioned before, nothing has been going Mr. McCain’s way lately.  McCain put out an ad, that I’m sure everyone has seen by now, that compares Barack’s celebrity to that of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.  Firstly, I’m not sure if Britney Spears could draw a crowd of 200,000 in Berlin, and I’m certain Paris Hilton couldn’t draw a crowd like that so I will say that Barack Obama may be more famous than those celebrities, but is that really a bad thing?

What’s bad about the president being liked by not just the American people, but by our allies around the world?  What’s bad about a man who is getting people involved in politics who were never interested in politics before?  What’s bad about giving hope to people who had lost theirs?  Barack Obama’s fame isn’t an issue, his popularity has nothing to do with his ability to lead this country.  It has nothing to do with his stances of the issues,this is a deliberate distraction by an increasingly desperate campaign.  And I think it’s only going to get worse, we haven’t even had the conventions yet.

The McCain campaign is terrified of the conventions, the visuals of Obama speaking to 70,000 supporters in a massive outdoor stadium juxtaposed against McCain speaking to 20,000 in a much smaller convention center is not going to look good for McCain.  The Obama campaign has been masterful in its use of visuals, with the speech in Portland in front of 100,000 and basically every stop on the foreign trip had wonderful photo ops.  McCain’s problem is that he isn’t exactly photogenic.  This will become even more clear after the first debate.  In 1960 JFK and Richard Nixon had the first ever televised presidential debate.  Most analysts agreed that on the issues Richard Nixon won the debate, but he looked like hell.  Nixon refused makeup, he had five o’clock shadow, he looked tired.  JFK looked like well JFK, a young, attractive, charismatic guy.  JFK Gained in the polls after the debate and, of course, went on to win the election.

Really this election looks a lot like that election of 1960, Nixon would regularly criticize Kennedy for his youth and “lack of experience”.  When Kennedy would give speeches it looked more like a Beatles concert than a campaign stop, women screaming, fainting, hoping that they can touch his hand.  Nixon couldn’t get the crowds fired up like that, but he could tell a joke, much like McCain.  If you watch the 1960 debate you can see, Nixon had numbers to back up his claims, and he liked to criticize Kennedy for making grand sweeping statements just like McCain says about Obama.  But the fact remains, young and exciting beats old and grumpy every time.  Stop being grumpy Mr. McCain, I don’t think you can wait eight years to run again like Nixon.

Written by J.P. Franklin

August 2, 2008 at 11:25 am