Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama and Khalidi









The L.A. Times Suppresses Obama’s Khalidi Bash Tape
Obama, Ayers, and PLO supporters toast Edward Said’s successor, but the press doesn’t think it’s quite as newsworthy as Sarah Palin’s wardrobe.
By Andrew C. McCarthy

Let’s try 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.
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46 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are paranoid. There is meds for that.

Jwbiling had a point which you didn't answer. Or more likely couldn't

Bush and his lies have killed a lot of people.

The republican party is over.

Your myopic orange county views make me want to vomit. You cant' see beyond Beetle

Beetlejuice said...

Anon-It's not a myopic view if millions of people think the same way way about Obama. He has so much baggage,more so than the Republicans,that's for sure. He may win though. Just call him the Candyman,remember that song?

Anonymous said...

It's a shared myopic view. How did you guys get so SELF involved. Too much ayn rand I suspect. What are you going to do when Obama is President. You could move to China. It's a capitalist society. There's no way American capitalism is going last. The party is over.

Riverjetrat said...

Curious Beetle do you believe in Creationism?

Beetlejuice said...

We're a capitalist country,not a socialist one.Remember,the socialists don't make money.They just dole out other peoples' hard earned money.Socialism has never worked anywhere in the world.

Rat-I have faith,do you?

riverjetrat said...

Faith in what? Jesus? We are all the son of God.

Beetlejuice said...

yes,agree

Riverjetrat said...

I'm a republican for Obama. http://www.republicansforobama.org/

I don't really believe in any one concept such as capitalism, socialism, communism or any "ism" for that matter. I feel that's the root of the problem. People cling to one belief and won't budge. Any of these ism's is not the end all. I feel Obama is trying to move beyond the "ism" Most people won't let go of their beliefs right away and understandably so. I also feel though that the greedy American Capitalism is on the downward spiral. Most of the Obama's supporters are young people. The Youngsters are the future. I put my trust and heart in them.

Anonymous said...

Jew for Jesus

Anonymous said...

Palin's Association Troubling
By Robert Thurman

Note: The following is Professor Thurman's response to a reader regarding Obama, McCain, and Palin association with religious preachers who may hold extreme views on some matters.

Considering the question posed, the three cases are not in the same category. The Obama and Wright and McCain and Hagee (I'll focus on Hagee, also a religious figure) relationships reflect problematic association of political figures with religious preachers who may hold extreme views on some matters. There is no other evidence than mere association that either Obama or McCain themselves hold such views (and if you mean Keating, there is no evidence McCain is guilty of any financial impropriety himself).
But the Palin involvement with Rev. Muthee is very different. It is not just a matter of her association with the Reverend or his church. She is on record as herself openly espousing "end times" theories and considering that our national wars, actually occurring and actively anticipated, are part of "God's plan" for the world. So in her case it is abundantly clear that her decisions in a possible position of national governmental authority would be very directly influenced, even motivated, by specific, extreme, religious prophetic beliefs.

This means that a person within close reach of nuclear codes and so forth could make decisions to use them based not on rational calculations of the dangers and necessities involved, but on avowedly non-rational religious beliefs. This is simply unacceptable for anyone who does not share her particular beliefs, and should be brought out in the press much more forcefully for people to consider. No one so far has asked directly on the record if she would make decisions based on her belief in the "end times" scenario that involves Muslims, Russia, Israel, and America.

No one so far has asked Sarah Palin directly on the record if she would make decisions based on her belief in the "end times" scenario that involves Muslims, Russia, Israel, and America.

Journalists are wrongly held back by thinking that this would violate some sort of privacy boundary, which boundary is a vestige of the previously long-respected conventional notion that church and state should be kept apart in American public life. But this boundary is violated by candidates being chosen not for their qualifications and competencies, but precisely for their extremist religious beliefs, under the reasoning that they will mobilize support from a "base" that shares those beliefs.
This kind of choosing and mobilization then makes it essential to question candidates about how those beliefs would motivate what sort of actions in what sort of circumstances. Even if the candidate evaded or dissembled in answering such questions, that in itself would be some sort of evidence to consider. It is an abdication of journalistic responsibility not to ask such questions of such candidates.

Robert A.F. Thurman lives to make the teachings of the Buddha interesting and meaningful to people from all over the world. In doing so, he has been recognized as one of America's leading voices for sanity and peace in the new millennium. In 1997, Time Magazine chose him as one of its 25 most influential Americans. Working at Columbia University, his intention is to enrich contemporary thought and practice through the profound and vast Buddhist philosophy and pyschology.

Beetlejuice said...

I believe bama is moving toward socialism,which is repressive.

riverjetrat said...

What do you believe Socialism represses and why do believe this?

How do you feel about Sweden?

Beetlejuice said...

Churchill said "No socialist system can be established without a political police"

Anonymous said...

What do you believe Socialism represses and why do believe this?

How do you feel about Sweden?

Churchill was looonngg ago. jeez. Times are a changin.

I'm also interested in what you think a democratic socialistic political system represses.

Good question Riverrat

Beetlejuice said...

individual freedom and liberty

Riverjetrat said...

Individual freedom and liberty comes from within Beetle. All you have to do is look at Buddha or Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Indeed Rat.

Here's a interesting piece
http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/buddhists_get_engaged_in_race_for_president/

Riverjetrat said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lf2vDk-4Ag

Anonymous said...

Sweden is populated by depressed, uninspired alcoholics who commit suicide at an alarming rate!

Anonymous said...

Bergman is one of the greatest artists of our time. Nice try with the judgmental statement of uninspired.
Have you ever been there? It's beautiful. Great people.
But thanks for the entertainment of right wing rhetoric. Why not put on a wrestling suit.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtREqAmLsoA

Anonymous said...

swedes have a high suicide rate because of the Circadian rhythms , you nitwit idiot. Seattle also suffers from a high suicide rate. Ask Cobain.

riverratjet said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/29/obamas-daily-show-intervi_n_139123.html

Beetlejuice said...

Arianna Huffington and Jon Stewart=Great Comedy,Thanks!

Anonymous said...

No Problem. You're welcome They are funny! Do you know why conservatives don't have a sense of humor?

Beetlejuice said...

Uh yes,Because their busy paying for lazy liberals!

Trish said...

Case in point Beetle.

Interesting, there have been clinical studies showing very strong evidence conservatives have no humor because of an undeveloped portion of the frontal lobe thus lacking motor skills in the nucleus accumben.
That's why they have very little creative skills and don't understand humor, sarcasm, etc.
Conservatives lack the ability to laugh at themselves. They believe they are the end all.

A recent poll among conservatives believe that Colbert is real conservative reporter.

Beetlejuice said...

On the other hand it seems liberals only laugh at those not like themselves.I'd like to see SNL rip into Obama like they did Palin,won't happen though,it's not PC.

Trish said...

The really funny thing about SNL and Palin is that they didn't even have to write a script. It was pretty much verbatim. She's hilarious. The thing about Russia being in sight of Alaska was priceless. She's bright as a lamp post. :-)

On the other hand Obama was making jokes with Stewart about his white side not being able to vote for his black side.

The conservatives do have some very funny people. I.E. Hannity, Coulter, O'riley, Barr, Buchanan. Romney, etc. Fox news is one big comedy show

trish said...

Another Republican jumps ship.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/31/eagleburger-blisters-pali_n_139524.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/31/mccain-palin-supporter-st_n_139711.html

Spiro Agnew said...

This is great. A FUNNY conservative!! Yes!
http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=189772

Beetlejuice said...

The left is all fashion,that's all they have,TV shows,movies,etc,it's fantasy land.

Anonymous said...

Are you talking about the Jew's Beetle?

Beetlejuice said...

Not at all,nothing to do with That.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the left involved in as you say , "fashion,that's all they have,TV shows,movies,etc"

what is the creative outlet for the left?

Anonymous said...

Ooops a daisy- I meant the right"

Beetlejuice said...

I don't know about that,all I know is "liberalism is a mental disorder."

Riverratjet said...

The left also have great musicians, composers, writers, etc. All the right has is Fox News and a the bad acting of Ronald Reagan.

Why do you think Liberals have a mental disorder? There are plenty of Conservatives voting for Obama, do they have a mental disorder?

baldingboarder said...

I`m a conservative with a sense of humor and I don`t think my nucleus accumbens is undeveloped as Trish asserts(The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) is a brain region involved in functions ranging from motivation and reward to feeding and drug addiction. )I think this whole exchange of ideas and insults is funny, yet sad at the same time. One man posts an article from a major newspaper and the battle is on, anonymous invective hurled back and forth.Half this nation feels one way and the other half beleives the opposite. Regardless of the outcome Tuesday we all will have to get along and work together

trish said...

Bald guy,
You're such a buzzkill. We were having fun dishing it out and you come along and get all holy. We'll things gotta end at some point. Especially the Republican party.

Beetlejuice said...

Trish,are you sure th GOP will end on Tuesday?

Trish said...

Beetle, It's been over for a long time. You can blame most of it on Rove.

trish said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBMdWxcFXQg

Anonymous said...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/02/election-predictions-pund_n_140149.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.236.com/video/2008/liberal_ad_thank_you_sarah_pal_10439.php