Day: September 9, 2008
Flashback: That’s a Problem (hint: it still is)
Can you list Barack Obama’s Accomplishments?
Obama’s Education Accomplishment: Learning Sex Ed Before Learning to Read
Ouch, that’s not going to sit well with most Americans.
Sarah Palin Interview
The claptrap going around the left right now is that Sarah Palin doesn’t interview, which is completely wrong if you look at the archives of the Anchorage Daily News. Here’s a previous interview she did with PBS.
Perhaps if the media were to drop the pitchforks, focus on the candidate, and come with some serious policy questions instead of smear tabloid grade crap she would interview with them as well.
Ayers: I’m Not the Terrorist You Think I am
He’s trying to say he’s not a terrorist anymore, but the words are not quite convincing. See this post at Little Green Footballs.
Another Haqqani Madrassah Hit
Another predator missile attack occurred at the main Haqqani madrassa in Pakistan today, the previous is detailed here.
This appears to be a new strategy, with strikes coming non stop and that should keep the leaders moving. Since Pakistan suspended the FRC’s perhaps Nato intends to apply them as needed in the frontiers. The old code made sure that leaders in the frontiers took sometimes draconian responsibility for crimes committed in their tribal lands. Sometimes they called for houses to be destroyed. In this case Haqqani is waging war against fellow Pashtun muslims at the bidding of Arab interlopers. Many thousands of innocents have died at Taliban hands this year both North in Afghanistan, and right in Pakistan.
There have been statements in the Pakistan press that Ayman al Zawahiri and Osama Bin Laden, as well as the Haqqanis are all in Afghanistan, however those statements come quite frequently. My money says they are still in or near Quetta, Peshawar, and/or Lahore. They always seem to gravitate back there.
More on Today’s strike at The Long War Journal
Some Humor From the Campaign Trail
From John McCain speaking in Chicago last night:
“We don’t pay any attention to polls,” when they show him behind, McCain said. “Now we’re up in the polls, 5 points up in Gallup. So those polls are always exactly right … right on the mark, totally accurate. It’s funny how life is with polls.”
Also it’s funny how the latest Obama ad gets things exactly wrong, from the McCain Campaign site:
It appears that two of the citations that the latest Obama ad uses are actually examples of John McCain voting for education funding and Joe Biden voting against it:
John McCain Voted For The Concurrent Resolution That Recommended “Increases In Defense And Education Spending.” “Adoption of the conference report on the concurrent resolution to set broad spending and revenue targets for the next 10 years. The report would reserve Social Security surpluses to shore up the program, call for $777.9 billion in tax reductions over 10 years, recommend increases in defense and education spending and reduce federal debt.” (H. Con. Res. 68, CQ Vote #86: Adopted 54-44: R 54-0; D 0-44, 4/15/99, McCain Voted Yea)
Joe Biden Voted Nay.
In 2000, John McCain Voted For The Labor, Health And Human Services, And Education Department Appropriations Bill, Which Provided $354.6 Billion. “Passage of the bill that would appropriate approximately $354.6 billion for the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education departments and related agencies, including $99.8 billion in discretionary spending.” (H.R. 4577, CQ Vote #171: Passed 52-43: R 44-10; D 8-33, 6/30/00, McCain Voted Yea)
Joe Biden Voted Nay.