An editorial from the London Daily Mail 1/6/09
Obama's Victory--A British View
A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad, racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the U.S. mainstream media, who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, the Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, the comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups.
A victory for Obama worshipers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life, but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer, in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble raising over reality.
A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will, and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.
Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom . He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshipers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition.
A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer t eachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity.
A victory for social democracy, even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.
Congratulations America !
The 30 second version for the impatient...
...and the full version for those with a bit more patience. The relevant part begins around the 0:45 mark.
But here's the best part. Though Biden didn't deny his wife's comments on the air, a spokeperson released a statement denying Jill Biden's remarks just three hours later. Change we can believe in?
It is required by law that when an election is that close, there must be a recount to verify the results. The recount has only recently begun, as it took weeks for the first count to be finalized. As the first count wound down, the gap suspiciously began to close up in Franken's favor. This sounds normal when taken at face value, but it is interesting when you consider that no new votes for Republican incumbent Norm Coleman were found towards the end of the initial count. In other words, as the counting process reached its end, all the votes were for Franken and none were for Coleman. That's extremely suspicious. One would think that there would be votes in both directions, but no, they were only for Franken. There are many Democrats in the state government who have expressed their desire to see Franken win, and it is believed by some that they are "helping" him now.
When a vote is too ambiguous to interpret, a candidate can request that it be reconsidered. Here is one vote that Franken has deemed to ambiguous to be counted:
Yeah. Real ambiguous. No foul play there! The claim is that there appears to be an X through the vote. Does Franken really think the people who would vote for him are stupid enough to accidentally vote for his opponent, cross it out, and then drop it in the ballot box? Does he give his voters that little credit? I'm not arguing with him, if he is saying that. If anyone really thought voting for a bigot like Al Franken was a good idea, I would question their soundness of mind too.
The point here is that Franken is clearly intent on stealing this election. That ballot was undoubtedly a counscious vote for Norm Coleman. No one can deny that. Even calling it into question is ridiculous and dishonest. Franken needs to face the facts. He came close, but he didn't make it. Let the recount continue as per the law, and then GO AWAY.
Burger King Has Dropped Their Wallet
by Eick · November 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments
A handful of bloggers have been abuzz in the past week with news of the latest under-the-radar Burger King promotion. The fast food chain has dispensed agents across major U.S. cities (indications are it’s just been Chicago and Orlando so far) to “lose” wallets. However, when unsuspecting passersby find these wallets and open them, they discover an interesting message:
Yep, the wallets include notes telling the individuals who find them to go ahead and keep the wallets. Time Out Chicago reported on November 12th that Burger King planned to drop 5,000 of these wallets around urban hot spots in Chicago. According to reports from bloggers, the wallets contain actual cash, ranging from a $1 bill to a $100 bill, a gift card to Burger King, a “Drivers License” featuring The King, and a map of Chicago or Orlando area Burger King’s.
Several bloggers have posted about their experience, or their friend’s experience, finding one of these wallets. See HERE, HERE and HERE for more on their stories. A couple of PR and marketing bloggers are weighing in as well, praising the promotion and calling it “unexpected and well-timed” given the current state of the economy.
This story hasn’t even bubbled up to the mainstream media yet. A Google News search for “Burger King” + “wallet” yields only one mainstream media story, from an NBC station in Chicago. Nor have stories about this promotion appeared yet on major marketing sites such as Adage or Adfreak.
This is a brilliant marketing move, and the mainstream media is obviously lagging behind on discovering it - but creative and unique marketing ideas like this one don’t go unnoticed forever. I expect much more widespread attention for this promotion as the word-of-mouth affect begins to trickle up the mainstream media.
(Repeats to widen distribution)NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Wall Street hardly delivered arousing welcome to President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday,dropping by the largest margin on record for a day following a U.S.presidential contest.The slide more than wiped out the previous day's advance, thelargest Election Day rally ever for U.S. stocks.The following table shows the percentage rise or decline in theDow Jones industrial average .DJI, Standard & Poor's 500 index.SPX and Nasdaq composite index .IXIC on the day after a U.Spresidential election and who won the Election Day vote.Year Dow S&P Nasdaq President elect2008 -5.05 -5.27 -5.53 Barack Obama2004 +1.01 +1.12 +0.98 George W. Bush2000 -0.41 -1.58 -5.39 No decision: G.W. Bush v Al Gore*1996 +1.59 +1.46 +1.34 William Clinton1992 -0.91 -0.67 +0.16 William Clinton1988 -0.43 -0.66 -0.29 George H. W. Bush1984 -0.88 -0.73 -0.32 Ronald Reagan1980 +1.70 +1.77 +1.49 Ronald Reagan1976 -0.99 -1.14 -1.12 James Carter1972 -0.11 -0.55 -0.39 Richard Nixon1968 +0.34 +0.16 --- Richard Nixon1964 -0.19 -0.05 --- Lyndon Johnson1960 +0.77 +0.44 --- John Kennedy1956 -0.85 -1.03 --- Dwight Eisenhower1952 +0.40 +0.28 --- Dwight Eisenhower1948 -3.85 -4.15 --- Harry Truman1944 -0.27 0.00 --- Franklin Roosevelt1940 -2.39 -3.14 --- Franklin Roosevelt1936 +2.26 +1.40 --- Franklin Roosevelt1932 -4.51 -2.67 --- Franklin Roosevelt1928 +1.20 +1.77 --- Herbert Hoover1924 +1.17 --- --- Calvin Coolidge1920 -0.57 --- --- Warren Harding1916 -0.35 --- --- Woodrow Wilson1912 +1.83 --- --- Woodrow Wilson1908 +2.38 --- --- William Taft1904 +1.30 --- --- Theodore Roosevelt1900 +3.33 --- --- William McKinley1896 +4.54 --- --- William McKinley* George W. Bush ultimately was determined the winner of the 2000election.Source: Reuters EcoWin