In the “here we go again” department….
Tropical storm conditions have reached the Louisiana coast this evening with hurricane conditions arriving late tonight. Gustav is expected to make landfall late Monday morning as a Category 2 or 3 storm.
According to the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center, despite some weakening throughout the day Sunday, Gustav remained a Category 3 storm Sunday evening. While cooler surf temperatures south of Louisiana may allow Gustave to weaken slightly before landfall, conditions will continue to deteriorate along the central Gulf of Mexico Coast tonight as spiral bands of rain, thunderstorms and winds increase in intensity with the approaching hurricane.
At 7:00 p.m. CDT, Gustav was 175 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, moving northwest at about 17 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph. A line of thunderstorms, associated with Gustav pushed in from the east Sunday evening and brought a wind gust close to 50 mph at New Orleans, Lakefront Airport shortly after 8:00 p.m, CDT. More from Accuweather
We hope everyone stays safe as this storm makes landfall tomorrow. Hurricanes are nothing to play around in – “hurricane parties” are for idiots…. NOLA, we hope, learned from the disaster of a hurricane who’s name I refuse to type – I’m so sick of hearing about it. Gov. Bobby Jindal seems to have it together and is preparing his state for the worst.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in harm’s way.
Rather than showing up at the polls just to vote against Obama, conservatives now have a reason to support the Republican ticket – not just a reason, but a good reason. McCain could have gone the other way and chosen a VP who would appeal more to the left, in keeping with this own views, but he not only did the right thing, but the smart thing as well when he picked Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin for the position.
Today when Barack Obama commented on the Palin nomination, he looked absolutely horrified, as though he knew his chances of winning the election had just dropped dramatically. He wanted to say something demeaning but he tempered his response with controlled politeness. But his face told a story of disaster, one he didn’t count on Thursday night as he was speaking out of both sides of his mouth in Denver. Nearly every sentence was aimed at the political centrists, then followed with a liberal counterpoint that he can then use later in his defense when challenged on it. He was trying to appeal to everyone with his phony speech.
These are things you won’t see from Gov. Sarah Palin. She is a solid conservative, always has been, and is proud of it. Her prime motivation is in doing the right thing for the country, not for herself. She openly and confidently stands up for what she believes in and speaks up when she sees dishonesty, corruption, and harm to the country. You could say she is Fred Thompson in drag, but a whole lot more attractive.
I have always believed that the only woman who could inhabit the White House would have to be the equal to Margaret Thatcher. Gov. Palin could be that woman. Not that she has Thatcher’s experience in government yet, but I believe she has the ability to learn quickly what she lacks today. She appears to have Thatcher’s strength and attitude which earned her the nickname, “Barracuda.”
We are told that Sarah Palin has limited executive experience in spite of her 6 years as mayor of Wasilla, and 2 years as governor of Alaska. Yet in those 8 years in state and local executive positions, she maintains an 80% approval rating while Obama’s Senate enjoys a 9% approval rating, primarily because of senators like Obama and Biden. Were Obama elected to POTUS, no doubt his approval rating after a brief period of time would be the same 9%.
Gov. Palin’s experience in politics and government is not limited to just mayor and governor. In 1992, she won a seat on the Wasilla City Council where she served until 1996 when she won the race for Wasilla mayor, defeating both the Republican incumbent in the primary, and the Democrat challenger in the general election on her platform of reduced taxes and combating corruption in government.
As governor, Palin tackled both issues convincingly while in office. Her 80% approval rating proves that she was up for the job; a job that also desperately needs to be tackled in our federal government. The state’s Chief Executive took down not only corrupt Democrats, but confronted the corrupt Republican machine in Alaska, including U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. She stopped Stevens’ “bridge to nowhere” by telling the federal government “thanks, but no thanks” to the federal handout. Party loyalty isn’t as important to Gov. Palin as is running a clean and respectable government – whether that is in Alaska or Washington.
While Sarah was carrying out her executive duties as mayor in Alaska, Barack Obama was misappropriating federal funds along with his partners in crime, Tony Rezko and William Ayres, in their “Chicago Annenberg Challenge” organization of which Obama was founding chairman of the board. This failed and corrupt Chicago Mafia-approved organization represents Obama’s only leadership experience, and it is a missing chapter in his life that he doesn’t want brought up in this campaign. Although he is trying even now to suppress and conceal those years, it is going to be exposed. It is starting to come out now from the files which were recently sealed at Chicago University by Obama‘s operatives. This is the same university where William Ayres is still permitted, as a professor, to poison young minds with radical liberalism and Marxism.
The fact is that Sarah Palin has much more leadership and executive experience than Barak Obama and Joe Biden combined, and she has a clean and successful record to show for it. She has served as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors as well as Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. She and her husband have been running a successful fishing business for years. Her son is now serving his country in the army and is soon to be shipped out to Iraq. Governor Palin and John McCain visited with troops and wounded soldiers in Iraq earlier this year, long before Obama even considered conducting a campaign publicity tour in that region.
This extraordinary Governor is one tough cookie, and she has a long list of unemployed corrupt politicians strewn behind her and looking for other lines of work. She is also a strong advocate of oil drilling on land, offshore, and in a tiny corner of ANWR. She well understands this country’s energy needs, unlike her Democrat opponents, and knows that Alaska can provide much of it. She is also familiar with the proposed, 2000 acre ANWR drilling site and the uninhabited wasteland area it is planned for. On this issue, she has the full support of the Alaskan people.
A couple of final notes on Sarah Palin. A Fox News commentator made the claim Saturday that Palin agrees with John McCain on global warming. Don’t you believe it. On global warming, Sarah has this to say: “A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.”
Another caution: Don’t rely on Gov. Palin’s biography on Wikipedia, it appears to have been written by Democrats who stress as many negatives as they could come up with, including repeated references to “corrupt Republicans” on Alaska’s payroll. No doubt much, if not all of it, is true, but you will find little or no mention of corrupt Democrats, and little positive emphasis placed on Mrs. Palin’s numerous accomplishments.
Democrats are now gearing up their political smear machine and will be ruthlessly attacking Palin with any and all rumors they can find. They will try their best to destroy this intelligent and gifted woman, to eliminate the threat she represents to a Democrat victory in November. They have run out of issues on which to attack McCain and their anti-McCain campaign has now devolved into nothing but old, worn out, bumper sticker rhetoric, like “McCain is George Bush the third.” I don’t believe most American think Bush has done all that bad a job as president, but the Obamaniacs live in a liberal box with little or no access to the real America. To them, Bush is Beelzebub.
Keep this in mind and view everything negative you hear in the media about Sarah Palin – including Fox News – with a great deal of skepticism. The left will respect no bounds in trying to convince voters of their lies and distortions in their attempt to put a radical Marxist-Socialist into the White House. They will put everything they have into trying to destroy Sarah Palin.
You need only listen to the Obama talking points to realize that just about everything BHO is criticizing the Bush Administration for, are actually policy mistakes and errors created by a corrupt, Democrat controlled Congress, not the president. From housing, to healthcare, to gas prices, these are all things that the Democrat controlled congress had their hands in, not the president.
But isn’t that always the Democrat’s way? Create problems, then blame them on the president unless the White House is occupied by a Democrat – in which case, he gets credit for every accomplishment a Republican congress made in spite of him. Oh yes, the philanderer, Bull Clinton (not a typo), was a saint, and Bush is the devil.
What Senator McCain and Governor Palin do have in common is that they are both reformers who see their mission as cleaning up government corruption and wasteful spending. This is another major issue that petrifies Obama and the Democrats. With McCain and Palin in the White House, it won’t be corrupt Republicans in Alaska who are at risk, it will be the corrupt Democrats in Washington, and some Republicans as well, who will be called to account for their wicked deeds.
When you come right down to it, both Barack Obama and Joseph Biden are precisely the sort of old style Tammany Hall politicians that Sarah Palin has dedicated her life to exposing and eliminating. She is now in her element, and she has a target rich environment in which to ply her trade.
This is the real change America needs, not the other one Obama is offering.
JR Dieckmann is Editor, Publisher, Writer, and Webmaster of GreatAmericanJournal.com. He also works as an electrician in Los Angeles, Ca. He has been writing and publishing articles on the web since 2000. His articles appear on other publications such as: The Conservative Voice; Real Clear Politics; New Media Journal; Mich News; Daley Times-Post; Renew America, The Reality Check, American Truckers At War, and other conservative websites. JR can be contacted at http://www.greatamericanjournal.com/contact.htm.
J. D. Pendry
I catch the 6 o’clock evening news when I can. However, I long ago gave up on the evening news with Brian or Katie or with whoever it might be on the major broadcast networks. Their too often condescending fashion of delivering news combined with the clear biases that only they appear unable to see got to be a bit much for me. I tune into the Fox News 6 o’clock report when I can. On Friday, I was particularly interested in what the program’s panel discussion might offer up on the selection of Governor Sarah Palin by Senator McCain as his Vice Presidential running mate. I was not surprised to hear Morton Kondracke express some contempt for the choice. He cited her lack of experience to assume the duties of the President as if he fully expected McCain to drop over dead on inauguration day. Why, he’s had two bouts of melanoma declared Mr. Kondracke. Morton is prone to say some dumb things, at least in my view, but following his comments about Governor Palin’s lack of experience he added to his nuttier than a squirrel turd opinion by saying that Senator Obama was more qualified to be President simply because he had been running for the job for the past 3 years. Morton actually had a pained expression on his face. Perhaps you need more fiber in the diet Morton. And just for the record, Obama is running against McCain or maybe it is Bush. I am not always sure, but he is not running against Palin.
Do you know what Morton’s problem is? Intentionally or not, John McCain just kicked down the door to the country club and invited in an ordinary outside and I mean way outside the beltway American. Morton may have to someday soon grit his teeth, furrow his brow in further consternation and admit that there is a blasted commoner in the White House, even if it is only as Vice President. Moose stew on the menu, my, my. Morton and the remainder of likeminded beltway bandits cannot fathom the concept that a former member of the serfdom could ascend to the ruling class. It is not a glass ceiling that needs broken, it is the country club strangle hold on our country that does. More from JDPendry.com
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You’ll hear a candid and frank discussion about Sen. John McCain’s VP pick, AL Gov. Sarah Palin and what they ‘could do’ for the Democrats, Republicans and America…
Carol Taber speaks about the FSM National Security ‘Voter Guide’. She also addresses the need to know more about the Islamic and Muslim interests and how they affect this year’s Presidential Election…
Then you’ll hear how ‘The Captain’ viewed the big ‘Greek Style’ speech given in Denver by Barack Obama. It’s a winner and something you’ve got to hear!
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The Presidential election was too close to call. Neither the Republican candidate nor the Democratic candidate had enough votes to win. There was much talk about ballot recounting, court challenges, etc., but a week-long ice fishing competition seemed the sportsmanlike way to settle things. The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win the election.
Therefore, it was decided that there should be an ice fishing contest between the two candidates to determine the winner.
After much back and forth discussion, it was decided that the contest take place on a
remote frozen lake in northern Minnesota.
There were to be no observers present, and both men were to be sent out separately on this
isolated lake and return at 5 P.M. with their catch for counting and verification by a team of neutral parties. At the end of the first day, John McCain returned to the starting line and he had ten
Soon, Obama returned and had no fish. Well, everyone assumed he was just having another ‘bad
hair’ day or something and hopefully, he would catch up the next day.
At the end of the 2nd day John McCain came in with 20 fish and Obama came in again with none.
That evening, Harry Reid got together secretly with Obama and said, ‘Obama, I think John McCain is a low-life, cheatin’ son-of-a-gun. I want you to go out tomorrow and don’t even bother with fishing. Just spy on him and see just how he is cheating.’
The next night (after John McCain returns with 50 fish), Harry asked Obama, ‘Well, tell me, how is John McCain cheating?’
Obama replied, ‘Harry, you’re not going to believe this, but he’s cutting holes in the ice.’
Who is Sarah Palin? Reposting from June….
Glenn Beck is reporting John McCain’s pick for VP is Alaska governor, Sarah Palin. Fantastic choice – pro-domestic drilling (who knows ANWR better than the governor of Alaska?), security mom and she comes with the experience to compliment McCain.
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — The largest single-workplace immigration raid in U.S. history has caused panic among Hispanic families in this small southern Mississippi town, where federal agents rounded up nearly 600 plant workers suspected of being in the country illegally.
One worker caught in Monday’s sweep at the Howard Industries transformer plant said fellow workers applauded as immigrants were taken into custody. Federal officials said a tip from a union member prompted them to start investigating several years ago.
Subjects = Illegal Immigration, largest workplace immigration raid in U.S. history, Laurel, Mississippi, Howard Industries, Fabiola Pena, electronic monitoring bracelets, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Refugee Resettlement, John Foxworth, false Social Security numbers, false residency identification, Roberto Velez, Iglesia Cristiana Peniel, Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Barbara Gonzalez, Elizabeth Alegria, Agriprocessors, Swift meatpacking plants, enforcement needed. More from ALIPAC
Another great job by ICE. The media is filled with heart-string tugging stories of these “poor people” who were arrested. Don’t care. Go home. I am all for LEGAL immigration. I want ALL illegals deported and sent home with no hope of coming back. We need our border sealed NOW. Those who come here illegally don’t respect this country nor our laws. They take our jobs, drain our government gimmie programs. There is nothing to say potential terrorists aren’t coming across Juan coming to pick lettuce.
Seal our borders – NOW! Keep up the good job, ICE!
Official EIB Obama criticizer, Bo Snerdley, talks about Michelle’s speech at the DNC Freak Show last night.
You are known by the company you keep…………