So this is how you unite the country? Niiiiiiiice.

Journalists from three major newspapers that endorsed John McCain — the Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News — have been booted from Barack Obama’s campaign plane for the final leg of the presidential race.

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My thoughts are coming soon. For now, does anyone agree?

10 Reasons Why McCain Might Win
John Podhoretz – 10.31.2008 – 12:14 PM

This is why it might happen. Not saying it will.

1) One poll has undecided voters at 14 percent on the last weekend, which means most of them probably really aren’t undecided, that they are either going to stay home or vote preponderantly for McCain and pull McCain across the finish line.

2) Most pollsters are claiming the electorate this year is six to nine points more Democratic than it is Republican. That would be an unprecedented shift from four years ago, when the electorate was evenly divided, 37-37, Republican and Democratic, and a huge shift from two years ago, when it was 37-33 Democratic. A shift of this size didn’t even happen after Watergate.

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I thought about writing this post once the primary races were all settled out, but spiked it out of a fear that some overly sensitive, politically correct ninny would be easily offended.

Then, a few days ago, Barack Obama made an unscripted, unTelePromtered reference to the same subject – therefore I’m free to do the same.

So, here are your candidates in the 2008 Race for the Oval – as seen through a 1970’s Sitcom Prism:

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Look closely. Will these nine people remain in their posts for another four years? Eight years? Need a hint? (left to right) Anthony Kennedy is 72. Stephen Breyer is 70. John Paul Stevens is 88. Clarence Thomas is 60. John Roberts is 53. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 75. Antonin Scalia is 72. Samuel Alito is 58. David Souter is 69.

I’m told that I care more about the economy than anything else. (I’m always grateful when informed of my opinions and the order in which I prioritize issues.) But I’m sure the appointment of SC Justices is pretty high on my list, too. Four of nine are at least as old as the “one foot in the grave, the other on a banana peel” McCain. Our candidates have two different sets of values for nominating justices. Does this matter in the election? I haven’t heard this discussed lately. (Maybe there’s nothing more to say.) Do we care?

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According to preliminary ratings numbers from the networks, more than 26 million people watched the program on CBS, NBC or Fox. That’s 3 million more than usually watch those networks at that hour, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Averaging in the cable networks that also carried the event, about 30 million people in all saw the long-form campaign ad.

Really? 26 million? Who are you people? Are you really undecided? If you’re pro-Obama, didn’t you have anything better to do? If you’re on the fence, did you really learn anything new? At this point in the Year of Barack I shouldn’t be surprised by anything, yet here I sit in awe of these numbers.

And congrats to our winner:

Donna on 29.10.2008 at 12:59 (Reply)

I’ll guess about 30 million, give or take a few. From all the press he gets, I am sure there are enough “interested” people who want to hear the “Gospel of Obama.” Thank goodness there isn’t anything worth watching at that time, or I’d be unhappy.

Donna, drop me a note and I’ll have your book personalized and sent your way.

jason@jasonfwright.com

Adolph Hitler
Fake Name
Not A. Realperson
Finance Violation
Fraudulent Charge
Over Donation Limit
Daffy Duck
OJ Simpson
Bart Simpson
Family Guy
And…King Kong

Yes, dear reader. Pay no attention to Team Obama’s willful solicitation of illegal campaign contributions. Their excuse for accepting contributions from the above rogue’s gallery is the lack of safeguards on credit card transactions. Never mind the fact Team Obama turned said safeguards off – purposefully. Even the simplest of fraud detection measures might have put a crimp in Obama’s campaign style – and we simply can’t have that. The fate of the free world is at stake. What’s a few hundred million dollars among friends anyway?
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Early voting has been going on for at least a week in most states, even longer in others, and Obama’s policies are still changing!  I know what you’re all thinking, the race is over.  Well, I refuse to believe that.  I can’t give up hope that the American people can see through his outright lies.  We’ll know in a few days, but until then I will remain optimistic.

As we’ve heard over and over and over again, Obama’s plan is to raise taxes on families who make $250,000 or more and he claims that 95% of Americans will receive a tax cut under his plan.  Tuesday, Biden said the threshold is $150,000, but we let that go since he’s the King of Gaffes.  On tonight’s infomercial, Obama said the threshold for families is now $200,000, but 95% of Americans will still receive a tax break.  Apparently no one in America makes between $200,000 and $250,000.

We’re less than six days away from the election and he changed the threshold?  Really?  On November 5th is he going to lower the threshold again?  If he lowers the threshold to $100,000, will 95% of Americans will get a tax break?

I’m betting that he’ll raise the taxes on everyone by the time he gives his inauguration speech.  Who wants those odds?

I’ve never listened to Howard Stern (too vulgar for my taste), but my sister sent me this clip referencing an informal poll done on the streets of Harlem. This makes the contestants on The Tonight Show’s ‘Jay-Walking’ look like members of Mensa.

Now, you might be saying to yourself “Sure, there’s a few of these idiots everywhere.” Well, imagine a hundred thousand or so in each state; maybe even just a few thousand. I dare say it’s enough to turn the tides in The Messiah’s favor and garner the electoral vote. These blind sheeple are filling the voting booths to cast their vote for Barack Obama……whose running mate is Sarah Palin.

Heaven help us.

Coach Yoast: Coach, that’s a pretty small playbook
Coach Boone: I run six plays. Split veer. It’s like Novocain. Give it time. It always works.

The more enlightened among you will recognize this exchange from one of the single greatest films ever made on the subject of high school football – Remember the Titans. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s well worth putting in your Netflix queue. If you haven’t seen the movie because you just don’t like football, then I’m calling into question your patriotism.

The way I see it, John McCain has utilized a “split veer” strategy throughout his campaign. On the football field, the split veer (in all its iterations) isn’t a very exciting offensive scheme. Most of the time the offensive play ends up with, as an offensive coordinator once told me, “three yards and a cloud of dust”. The ball doesn’t get moved very far, but it does go far enough to move the chains. It’s not flashy. The crowd gets very bored and doesn’t cheer much even when their team scores.
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Obama has handed Ohio over to McCain and here’s the proof.

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Cleveland can live with the Ayers thing, and we’ve long forgotten Rev. Wright; but associating with the Steelers is unforgivable.

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I know, I know, it’s hard to believe I’m giving PD love to another book. But a good friend of mine has a book hitting stores tomorrow and I’m here to say it’s a winner. It’s called The Paper Bag Christmas and the author is all-around good guy Kevin Alan Milne. Want to win an autographed copy?

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Republicans and Democrats both claim their roots from the party founded by Jefferson and Madison: the Democratic-Republican party. I wonder today, if Jefferson could see us now, would he claim either one of them?

Our country is near completion of its transformation into a socialistic, fascist state. The transformation really began under Herbert Hoover in the 1920’s, was kicked into high gear by FDR, and received a giant booster shot by George W. Bush (What do you think massive entitlements and the whole nationalizing of investment banks thing was all about?). But, despite nearly 90 years of this socialist experiment, how many of us can define Socialism or Fascism without consulting a dictionary?

Ignorance is our greatest enemy. A great majority of the population doesn’t know what the Constitution says and couldn’t muster a Constitutional argument if they tried. The Constitution really isn’t that long. We could try reading it from time to time. How can we expect good government if most of us don’t know how to define it? The hard work has been done for us, we just need to refresh our collective memories.

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No reason to post except that it made me chuckle. And given the depressing reality that faces us in just one week, chuckles are hard to come by.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a change! The chicken wanted change!

JOHN MCCAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

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Strike up the band, queue the fat lady, stick a fork in John McCain, this election is over.

I’ve been thinking about this piece in my head for a week or more, and last night as Mother Nature toyed with my emotions and delayed my beloved Phillies from ending a 25-year championship drought here in Philadelphia I thought more about it, and finally I decided this morning, one week from election day, that John McCain has lost.

How he lost isn’t all that complicated, but it’s not simple either. Here’s my take:

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Do you remember all the Chuck Norris alliterations we’ve seen this political year?

Fred Thompson has, on one or more occasions, pronounced “nuclear” correctly.
Fred Thompson used to be quite the ladies’ man before he married Jeri. In fact, there’s a fifty percent chance he’s your real father.
In a fight between John Wayne and Chuck Norris, Fred Thompson would win.

Yeah. We all know how that ended.

The above gave way to Palinisms:

Sarah Palin became Alaska’s governor because having five children left her with too much spare energy.
Sarah Padawan Palin is the “other” of whom Yoda spoke.
Sarah Palin is tough enough to shave off Chuck Norris’ beard. With her nails.

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