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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Schoharie County leaders endorse Ted Danz.

(Schoharie, New York).

High ranking government and Republican Party officials gathered yesterday morning to endorse Republican candidate, Ted Danz, who's challenging the incumbent Democrat Paul Tonko in New York's 21st congressional district, which for the most part overlaps the entire Capital District in Upstate, New York. The event took place in front of the County Courthouse.

Elected officials such as Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R-127th), County Treasurer Bill Cherry, and County Clerk Indica Jaycox focused on the fiscal conservative strengths of Mr.Danz, a successful local businessman out of neighboring Albany County. The candidate himself touted his local roots of growing up in Altamont, and owning a farm in East Worcester, both of which are a stone throw from the borders of Schoharie County.

Mr.Danz mainly discussed the bleak economic picture that has swallowed the American economy as a whole, and how Paul Tonko, a one-term Congressman who has voted with Speaker Pelosi an astonishing 100% of the time, is apart of that economic problem. Danz also voiced his support for putting public policy over party politics.

About ten pro-Danz supporters gathered beforehand to hold a brief sign wave, and stood* behind their candidate during the endorsement/press conference, which the local radio station, and paper attended. One of the homemade signs read "Tonko isn't one of us anymore", referring to Tonko's service in the New York State Assembly, when he was far more Conservative than he is now in the House of Representatives.

All those interested in supporting Ted Danz's campaign should visit his website.

* I was one of those who came out in support of Mr.Danz.

Actor Sent to Hospital After Being Shot...With Fake Gun

If I am not mistaken, this actor was starring in Irony.  David Birrell, an actor in London, was rushed to the hospital this week after a replica gun shot him, sending debris into his face.  The accident happened when preparing a fake duel scene.  Mr. Birrell is expected to have a full recovery and will continue acting.

The rest from Yahoo!:

LONDON (Reuters) – West End actor David Birrell was injured during a London performance over the weekend and taken to hospital when a faulty replica stage gun misfired, sending debris into his eye.
The Donmar Warehouse, where Birrell was acting in Stephen Sondheim's "Passion," said on Monday the actor was recovering in hospital and was "in good spirits."
The accident occurred during the duel scene in Passion, in which Birrell plays Colonel Ricci.
The Donmar said the show would be canceled between Monday and Wednesday and the theater "hoped to resume performances from Thursday."

Be careful, it's fake!

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Ford Motors Gives Reid Campaign $54,000, Disney Gives $57,000

Under Harry Reid, the unemployment in Nevada has more than tripled.  Harry Reid has spent more money than a drunken sailor.  Harry Reid has compared his constituents to "very selfish" little children.  I suppose Ford Motor Company and Disney Co. like that, because combined, they have given over $100,000 to his campaign.

Ford decided to give the Reid campaign exactly $54,300:

Honestly, I find this shocking considering that Ford was the only company not to accept a government bailout, so why would they give money to people who don't know what they're doing?  Why would they spend money so unwisely when they were the only company to take the fiscally responsible step of not accepting government money and righting their business themselves?

Even more odd is the fact that, since 2008, Ford has given Democratic candidates $200,000 more than their Republican rivals.  Since 1990, the last two election cycles (2008, 2010) are the only times that Ford gave more money to Democrats than Republicans.  Why the shift?
As for the Walt Disney Company, I suppose they felt obligated to give Senator Reid money, seeing that he is making Nevada into the 'saddest place on Earth:'

This donation follows much more in line than Ford's.  In the last two election cycles, political contributions through Disney have been almost 75% to Democrats of their total.  This is actually a lower percent of the early 90s, when Disney gave more than 80% of political contributions to Democrats:
But I guess if Ford and Disney want another six years of mismanagement, it's their money.

If you don't like Harry Reid, though, by all means, visit Sharron Angle's campaign site.

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Political Caption of the Day

Pundit Press covers politics closely and tries to take analysis to an all new level for a blog.  But sometimes, you have to look at the lighter side of the Government, because otherwise you'll go insane:

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Reid: Voters are "Very Selfish" Children

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in the political race of his life.  He is desperately trying to push through the Democrat agenda (though he can't now because they are on another vacation), while trying to keep up with Republican Nominee Sharron Angle in Nevada.

Reid is now behind Angle by four points in the latest poll and his approval rating is around 30%.  In a year that could lead to big gains for the GOP, the Senate race in Nevada could be the watermark.  With all these things going against Senator Reid's favor, one would think that he would concentrate on getting his message out, trying to shore up voters by the elections.

Or he could compare the people of Nevada to "very selfish" children, as he did in a recent interview:
"I wanted to get some presents on Christmas morning. I was a very selfish little boy, and I was upset that my mother had to go through all this. Whose fault is this? And that's what people are going through. I didn't know who to blame but I wanted to blame somebody."
I'm sure you don't need interpretation of what Reid said, but please allow me to give you mine:  "When I was small, I wanted presents for Christmas.  I didn't get them.  I was very selfish, I wanted everything, like the voters of my state.  But I was naive, also like the voters of my state.  They simply don't understand that I am the equivalent of their mother."
Reid: Voters are spoiled children
Smooth move, hot shot.  I have a much better idea than insulting your constituents: do a good job!  Create jobs, limit bureaucracy, be honest.  Well, maybe you just can't do all of that.

As for Ms. Angle, gaffes like these should help her push above Reid come the general election.  If Nevada's staggering unemployment, Reid's mismanagement, and the country's general direction aren't enough, their Senator calling voters children should do it.

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Interview with Candidate for the Florida State Senate, Corey Poitier

Pundit Press is proud to being you our thirteenth interview in our on-going series.  Today we're lucky enough to have Corey Poitier answer some of our questions.  Mr. Poitier is running for Florida's State Senate.  Check out his campaign website here.

Why are you the best choice for your district?

I am the best choice for District#35. I bring new energy, outside the box thinking, and non-partisan politics. I am looking forward to tackling the problems of Florida and the District and work across party lines. I am into finding solutions and getting the government out of the way of business and entrepreneurs to lower unemployment and attract new energy and manufacturing jobs to Florida. I am truly a people person and looking forward to listening to the concerns of citizens and representing them not lording over them.

How do your degrees in Journalism and Political Science make you a better candidate than your opponents?

My degree in Broadcast Journalism gives me the insight to what the media is looking for from a Statesman. It helps me look for answers to today’s problems. I look for the story and the answers to solve them. My Political Science degree has served and will serve me in navigating the waters of the State Capitol.

What plans do you have to help Florida economically?

I believe Florida future lays within its children and new business industries. We need to make Florida business friendly, by ending some of these annoying fees and permits and cutting taxes on small to medium size businesses. We need to incentivize large business to come to Florida. By attracting, energy jobs and manufacturing jobs we can lower unemployment and welfare rolls. We need to add more vocational programs geared toward these new professions to supply a ready and educated workforce. These are my plans to economically help Florida.

What are your feelings on President Obama's leadership? Has it been better or worse than what you expected?

President Obama’s leadership has been poor. He is following ideology, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in destroying the Free Market and the country.

Is there an important issue that you believe that the Main Stream Media and politicians are ignoring?

The mainstream media is ignoring the state of Florida schools. We are not teaching anymore. There is more money in keeping the children dumb and selling the system bogus education reform. We have politicians who are demonizing the FCAT Test, when the solution is simple. We need to go back to fundamentally teaching our students Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This is what is going on in the 24 other countries that are above us in education.

Is there anything you would like to add?

We need to have energy jobs in the State of Florida. We should be king of solar panel production and technology. We are the “Sunshine State” and all public lighting should be running on solar power, so that after a storm, we have lights and county governments save money on electricity. We need to be in the forefront of energy independence by drilling our natural gas and oil deposits. By attracting manufacturing jobs like the automobile industry, we can bring good paying jobs to District #35 and Florida.

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Site of the Week: Atlas Shrugs

This may or not be a feature on our site over the next few months, but I'll be doing a "site of the week," well, whenever I remember.  This week's site of excellence is Atlas Shrugs, who has been gracious enough to link to us several times over the last few weeks.  Please check them out and enjoy Ms. Geller's excellent writing.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010



So in this election, Republicans are running more blacks in white majority districts than the Democrats are. Shouldn’t that be taken into consideration when accusations of racism are being hurled about?


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Unemployment Soars to 10.1%

 The unemployment rate has jumped over one-half of one percent in the last month. This comes with the news that private employers have cut around 30,000 jobs in the last thirty days. This is the largest loss in over a half of a year.

Gallup has been tracking the level of unemployment and in their most recent study found some very disheartening news: Things are getting even worse, believe it or not.

Despite the bailouts, despite the buyouts, despite the Stimulus the economy continues into its freefall. Furthermore, news has come that oil gained near $85 a barrel as the dollar continues to weaken. Higher oil prices will further lower the economy, despite the gains in Wall Street last month.

Now unemployment is at 10.1%, the highest since April of this year. Furthermore, underemployment is still dangerously high at 18.8%. These two factors are likely to slow the economic recovery even further.

 So what will the Democrats try now? What tricks do they have left to sell snake oil to the public before the wave elections next month? Sounds like they're running on empty, just like the economy.

Photo credit Gallup.

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What Happens with a 50/50 US Senate?

Republicans are going to win back the House of Representatives. Not one Conservative, not one Liberal, and not one Independent will dispute that well known fact. However, everyone is debating who will control the United States Senate next year as both Democrats, and Republicans, have a good chance of doing so.

There's just one problem with this. Everyone is debating whether Democrats will retain 51 seats, or Republicans will gain enough seats. When neither could happen, because polling data shows the US Senate breaking down along these lines (as of last night): 48 Democrats, 48 Republicans, and 4 seats are tossups. It's possible that the Parties will split those four remaining "tossups".

Ladies and Gentlemen, we could see a United States Senate split 50/50. Which would create the exact opposite of a "lame duck Congress", as both sides would attempt to flip vulnerable members in a effort to gain control of the US Senate before Joe Biden has to cast the deciding, Democratic vote in January of 2011.

This situation last occurred in 2001, when Senate Democrats were able to gain four seats in the 2000 general election, which resulted in a 50/50 split. Al Gore, then still the Vice-President, gave Democrats control of the Senate for 17 days, until Richard Cheney, after being sworn in as Vice-President, gave Republicans control for five months, until Senator Jim Jeffords joined the Democrats on the sixth of June.

So what would happen if Senate Democrats, and Republicans are divided on November third? I am guessing that Democrats would go to Senators Collins, and Snowe in an attempt to flip either of them, while Republicans would go to Senators Lieberman, and Nelson for the same reason. But, I don't believe that any of the aforementioned would flip from their current side.

The upcoming election could just be the start of things to come.

Ground Zero Mosque Developers: Fox News is "Hypocritical," Has Ties to "Truthers"

Here's something I will never understand: if the developers of the Ground Zero Mosque (GZM) truly want to co-exist with those around them, why do they keep hurling incendiary insults?

Under the username Park51, on Twitter the developers of the GZM lashed out at Fox News recently.  Writing about a report on Bill O'Reilly, Park51 wrote:

That link at the end leads to a Media Matters report that alleges, "Fox News has much closer ties to Truthers than [Imam] Rauf allegedly does."  Smooth.  Seriously, did the GZM developers actually think that it was smart to link to an article that claims that Fox News might have connections with people who think 9/11 was an inside job?

The "cc: @cordobainit" is the Cordoba Initiative, another group in favor of building the GZM.  Cordobainit writes such things as asking its supporters to sign petitions from the ACLU:

And also hilariously claiming that "77%" of Americans support the building of the Mosque:

Once again, I don't understand why the developers keep doing things like this.  Maybe you all can make sense of it.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Strong DioGuardi Campaign Puts the Senate Back in Play

Joe DioGuardi claims he would be the 10th Senate republican needed to change control of the upper chamber from democrat to republican. Of course, that is reason enough to support and vote for Mr. DioGuardi, but he is a strong candidate for many reasons......

With less than a month to Election Day, few New Yorkers outside his old congressional district know who he is, and he has little organizational support because he openly feuded with the state Republican Party in the course of winning the party primary last month.

And to have a realistic chance at defeating Ms. Gillibrand, he must overcome the state's 2-to-1 Democratic registration advantage.

Polls differ on how much ground Mr. DioGuardi has to make up. One survey put him within six percentage points, while another found him 11 points behind.

Yet he's already defeated one well-funded candidate in his own party, and he insists that is because his message is finally ripe for the political moment, at a time when voters are angry about stimulus spending, bailouts, and soaring government debt.

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Working For the Man?

When you work for someone else, they call the shots......pardon the pun!

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GOP Now at 50 Senate Seats in Polls

Real Clear Politics has a feature which calculates the polling data from across the country and places the numbers as final results-- thus even if someone is .04% above their opponent RCP will place this down for this candidate despite the small difference.

And looking at the numbers, it's starting to look good for Republicans. This comes despite the troubles of Carly Fiorina in California and Christine O'Donnell in Delaware.

Sharron Angle in Nevada and John Raese in West Virginia have both moved into the lead in their respective races-- and they appear to be breaking away from the Democrats. So now we have the Senate as a whole move to an even 50-50. Of course, if this is the result, the Dems will retain control anyway due to Joe Biden being the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. However, it will push moderate Democrats like Joe Lieberman closer towards the GOP even if he does not join the party directly.

According to the RCP average they are seeing Republican wins in:

- West Virginia, Kentucky, Nevada, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, and Arkansas

And Democratic wins in:

Delaware and California.

Couple this with the fact that the GOP is within striking distance in New York-- yes, New York and Connecticut, it becomes clearer that the Democrats' attempts to 'rally the base' are either simply delayed or just not working.

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Roy Halladay Throws No Hitter in Playoffs

From USA Today:

“It’s surreal, it really is,” Halladay said. “I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it’s a dream come true.”
Halladay took the Year of the Pitcher into the postseason.
Halladay, who tossed a perfect game at Florida on May 29, dominated the Reds with a sharp fastball and a devastating slow curve in his first playoff start.
The All-Star right-hander allowed only runner, walking Jay Bruce on a full count with two outs in the fifth, and struck out eight.
Halladay spent 12 seasons with Toronto, far from the postseason. A trade last offseason brought him to the defending two-time NL champions.
“This is what you come here for,” Halladay said. “It’s a good team, they know how to win. … It’s been a great year, a fun year, we obviously have a ways to go.”
With a sellout crowd standing in the ninth and chanting “Let’s Go, Doc!” Halladay got a loud ovation when he jogged to the mound to start the inning.
Ramon Hernandez(notes) popped out to second baseman Chase Utley(notes) for the first out. Pinch-hitter Miguel Cairo(notes) then fouled out to third basemanWilson Valdez(notes).
Halladay then retired Brandon Phillips(notes) on a tapper in front of the plate to end it. Catcher Carlos Ruiz(notes) pounced on the ball and threw Phillips out.
Halladay pumped his fist into his glove as Ruiz rushed to the mound. Just like catcher Yogi Berra did with Larsen, Ruiz started to jump into Halladay’s arms. Unlike Berra, Ruiz didn’t wrap up his pitcher in a bear hug.
“I felt like we got in a groove early,” Halladay said. “Carlos has been great all year, he helps me get into a rhythm early, throwing strikes.”
Phillies pitchers Roy Oswalt(notes) and Cole Hamels(notes) ran out of the dugout side-by-side to congratulate the other member of Philadelphia’s Big 3 lineup. Pretty soon, everyone in a Phillies uniform was part of the victory party.
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins(notes) made the toughest play to preserve the no-hitter, going deep in the hole and making a strong throw to retireJoey Votto(notes) in the fourth.
Pitcher Travis Wood(notes) hit a sinking liner to right that Jayson Werth(notes)caught in the third. Pinch-hitter Juan Francisco(notes) hit a hard grounder up the middle in the sixth, but Rollins scooted over and made it look easy.
Halladay became the fifth pitcher to throw two no-hitters in the same year. He joined Nolan Ryan (1973), Virgil Trucks (1952), Allie Reynolds (1951) and Johnny Vander Meer (1938).
The last time a pitcher came close to a no-hitter in the postseason was quite a while ago. Boston’s Jim Lonborg went 7 2-3 innings against St. Louis in the 1967 World Series before Julian Javier broke up the bid with a double.
The Phillies led the majors in wins (97) for the first time in franchise history, captured their fourth consecutive division title and are trying to become the first NL team in 66 years to win three straight pennants.
They are prohibitive favorites in this best-of-five against the NL Central champion Reds, who are making their first postseason appearance since 1995.
Game 2 is Friday at Philadelphia.

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To Those That Linked to Us #1

Following in the footsteps of one "Mr. K," after several weeks of Pundit Press's operation, I'd like to begin a feature anew.  Here we'll thank and link to those who have linked to Pundit Press, the internet's 1,510,575th biggest site!

So thank you to the people that linked to us:

Reaganite Republican, who runs the internet's best political opinion site.

FoxNation, which was kind enough to link to our article about Alan Grayson warning of cannibalism.

Director Blue, who linked to us three times over the last week.

Atlas Shrugs, which linked to us twice in a short amount of time.

The Wild West Coconut Show, where loyal reader Coco Rico writes.

Texas for Sarah Palin, who graciously quoted yours truly.

Before It's News/Pirate's Cove, which gave us a nice write-up.

Liberty Juice, who linked to us after we conducted an interview with them.

This Ain't Hell, which was also gracious enough to link to us after an interview.

Closet Conservative, which, you guessed it, linked to us after an interview.

Be John Galt, who linked to our article about Disney donating to Grayson.

Small Dead Animals, which linked to our interview with them.

Dancing Czars, which linked to our article about liberal readership decreasing.

Sorry if I'm missing anyone.  Thanks everybody!

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"Parker Spitzer" FLOPS!

CNN's new idea to challenge Bill O'Reilly at Fox News, and Keith Olbermann at MSNBC, flopped beyond imagination on Monday night, but what do you expect from a television show featuring a Conservative In Name Only writer (Kathleen Parker), and a whoring ex-Governor (Eliot Spitzer) analyzing the political news.

So how bad was it?

Bill O'Reilly took the evening with 3.1 million viewers on Fox News, Keith Olbermann took second with 1.1 million viewers on MSNBC, and "Parker Spitzer" attracted a grand total of 454,000 viewers on CNN, once a grand network, but now a third class laughingstock.

Could those numbers get any worse?

Yes. Nancy Grace received 468,000 viewers on HNN, the sister-network of CNN. Not even one of America's well known former Governors could receive more than five hundred thousand folks on prime time. That is just depressing from my point of view, because I use to watch CNN all the time when Fox was not available to me on Dish Network.

Once again, I would like to offer my services to CNN. I would host the 8pm slot from a right-of-center perspective, where political news would be absolute king and investigative journalism would be a crucial element. CNN should put me on the air, they have nothing to lose in doing so.

Any thoughts?

Environmentalist Wackos Depict Child in Noose, Ready to Die if Icecaps Melt

You would think that after the awful and failed commercial that liberal environmentalists released recently, that they would have learned their lesson about advertising the death of children.  If you quite remember that commercial, here it is:

Well, if after the above commercial was universally panned, you thought that even environmentalist nut-cases would think twice about over-the-top murdering of children, you thought wrong.

Here is a new ad by ACT, an environmental group that pleads with people to cut their carbon and green house emissions:
That is disgusting.  That is vile.  I would ask if they were insane to depict something so horrible, but the answer is obviously "yes."

There is no need to analyze this travesty.

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Republican Holds 8% Lead in Illinois Governor Race

 Republican Bill Brady is challenging incumbent Democratic Governor Pat Quinn in that state's race to be the chief executive. Quinn, of course, was appointed by former Governor Rod Blagojevich and took over for him after he left office in his messy pay-for-Senate scandal. So it seems that Brady has a shot at winning the Governor's Mansion in this blue state.

Brady (R): 46%
Quinn * (D): 38%
Other/und: 16%
* Denotes incumbent

Notice that the undecided tally is still high. The good news is that they are not shifting towards the current governor. The bad news is that they are not pushing Brady over 50%. It appears that many Democratic voters will not vote for a Republican-- or at least not say so, no matter how scandal-ridden or incompetent the state's Democratic Party apparatus is.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Who is Rachel Okyay?

Find out on her Political Blog group. It's well worth your valuable time!

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Linda McMahon Will Win in Connecticut?

So that's how you create a job.....watch to the end!

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Joe DioGuardi: The American Dream

Joe DioGuardi releases his latest ad. He really has a great story that should connect with many in New York, it did with me.....


Kirsten Gillibrand finally returns to her upstate roots!

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A Brief Lesson on Economics

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Interview with John Schwarzman, Creator of "I'm an American"

 Pundit Press is proud to present its twelfth interview in our ongoing interview series. Today we are interviewing John Schwarzman, the author and singer of the conservative song "I'm an American." We thank him for his time and ask you to check out his cool song.
1. When and why did you decide to write "I'm an American?" 
I have a small business and have for many years. We have taken a bit of a beating in this economy. My partner and her son, who is a truck driver, were talking in the early part of the summer. He said "With everything that's going on, someone needs to write a song. Someone needs to say what everyone is feeling!" I thought it was a great idea, but didn't know any bands or songwriters. But I thought it was something worth doing, so I decided to take a whack at it myself.

I am what you might call a "spare bedroom" guitar player, and other than fiddling around, I have never written a song before. I thought "Well, if I try it and it's terrible, I'll just put it in a drawer and no one will ever know." I worked on it for about a week, tapping lyrics into my iPhone and trying to make them rhyme. When I finished, I knew I had something that expressed what I was feeling, and maybe what many others were, too. 

So I had the song and decided to make a recording. But I knew no one would want to hear me fumbling around playing it.  I got some help from some local (Washington area) musicians and a wonderful singer. I booked studio time and got everyone together. I scratched up just enough to play the guitar solo. 

I liked the recording a lot and over a week or so, played it for some friends. They really responded. One woman welled up. Someone else got goose bumps. I thought that, since I had something that seemed to touch people and this would probably never happen again in my life, I should "go for it" and make a video. I also felt having the video was really the only way the song could get "out there."

After a frantic couple of weeks of selecting images and video clips, scheduling studio time, shooting and editing, I had the video. I uploaded it to You Tube to see what would happen. I also sent out CDs to conservative talk radio hosts around the country to try to catch their attention, which ain't easy. And just in the off-chance, I put it up at iTunes and Amazon.

Bear in mind that I have never done anything like this before. I had just spent a lot of time and a lot of money out of my own pocket, and I had no idea whether anyone outside of family and a few friends would notice or care. It was really a pretty big risk.

2. What has been the response so far?
The response has been incredible. After I uploaded the video, I did a little checking to see how many views most videos really get. I wondered what to expect. Apparently only about 10% of all videos get more than 1,000 views in the first month. Most get many fewer. This video has been viewed over 4,000 times in the first ten days. For a non-celebrity, I think that's pretty rare. No band, no web site, no nothing. Just me, a song and a video. Plus, the comments have been so moving... so personal. It's hard to describe. This song means something to people. It is beyond all my expectations, and I feel like I have done something really worthwhile. 

As I mentioned, I did get an hour-long interview with a conservative radio talk show host in York, PA. People called in to talk about what the lyrics meant to them. One woman said the song made the hairs on her arms stand up. 

Another host wants to use the song to close out his weekly show on a station in Manhattan Kansas. He's going to plug it on iTunes (every little bit helps!).

A number of bloggers like you have also been enthusiastic. We're all doing what we do because we love it. 

So I'm getting some traction.  One of my ultimate goals is to get this on talk radio shows in markets around the country so people can really hear it, so if you know anybody... 

3. Has President Obama been better or worse than you expected?
Obama is about what I expected, which is bad. People like me saw this coming, especially with super majorities in both houses. He gave us plenty of clues, it's just that many people weren't listening. I think that's changed. Now people everywhere are doing their bit. Like me...

4. Do you consider yourself more conservative or libertarian?
I would consider myself more of a conservative. 

5. Any favorites for 2012 yet?
Not yet. Things have to play out a bit. Everyone in the apparent field has their strengths and weaknesses.
6. Any plans for more music?
Honestly, Matt, I want to be a one-hit wonder if this can be my hit! That's really what I want. I want people to hear this song and be inspired by it.

7. Anything else you would like to add?
I have taken enough of your time, and you have been very generous by posting the video to your site. I really appreciate it! Please share it "liberally."  :-)

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Good news: Hoffman drops out race.

In October of 2009 Doug Hoffman was the man of the hour. He was taking on a ACORN backed Republican In Name Only, a union backed Liberal Democratic hypocrite, and he was seemingly going to win the special congressional election. Now in October of 2010, the political career of Hoffman could be over.

After his close loss to Democrat Bill Owens last November, Doug Hoffman had been running for a rematch in next month's Election, but the Republican Party voters decided against him last month, and all the momentum from 2009 was gone. He lost his main campaign mantra, and even a major Upstate, New York Tea Party organization had gone with the Republican Nominee.

Thus, Doug Hoffman dropped out of the race this morning, and endorsed fellow Republican, Matt Dohney, in his campaign to defeat the Liberal Democrat Bill Owens in four weeks. Hoffman will remain on the ballot, but he has called on his supporters to join him in voting for Dohney. A member of the NRCC was nearly giddy when the news reached him this morning, as we all should be.

Hoffman deserves a "Thank You" from Conservatives for his 2009 campaign, and now Doheny deserves a "Donation" from Conservatives in order to defeat another Liberal Democrat running for his second term in office. Now it is time to send Congressmen King and Lee some GOP backup from New York State!

Walt Disney Co. Gives $5,000 to Grayson Campaign

Alan Grayson is a freshman Congressman from the state of Florida. Recently he released an incendiary ad that compared his opponent, Daniel Webster, to terrorists.  Soon after its release, the commercial was proven to not only be false, but that Grayson's campaign intentionally edited the video in the ad to take Webster's words out of context.  According to polls, this has hurt the Congressman in the eyes of voters.

However, looking at Grayson's campaign contributions, you would think that his campaign is steam-rolling the competition.  According to the political contribution tracking site OpenSecrets.org, Grayson has recently received exactly $17,049 from the controversial liberal website MoveOn.org.

This makes sense.  MoveOn.org is known for supporting fringe candidates and fringe actions.  In fact, the website even calls Grayson a "Hero" and a "champion."  However, looking at other contributions to Grayson's campaign, several oddities stick out.

The greatest of this is the major contribution given to him by Walt Disney Co. of $5,250.  The company that gave the world Mickey Mouse is also apparently trying to give Florida another character, but this time it's someone who seems to be mentally unstable.  Apparently Disney is unaware of Grayson's deceitful ads and his warning that people will become cannibals should the government spend less money:

Oddly, Lockheed Martin has also contributed $3,000 to the Grayson campaign:

Not unusual is the number of unions that have given to the Grayson campaign.  Of the top 100 organizations that contributed to Grayson, 15 actually have "union" in their name.  Other unions are also in the top 100, but they do not actually have "union" in their name, like the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

While it may seem unbelievable, Grayson has raised a total of  $3,719,006, which is over twice the average Congressman raises for their campaign.   Grayson has spent $1,881,582 of the funds and is currently $850,966 in debt.

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Ohio Tea Party endorses Third-Party candidate for Attorney General.

We all knew this day would come.

The Ohio Tea Party PAC announced their endorsement of Robert Owens last week, an Attorney General candidate running on the Constitution Party line. Thus, bypassing the Republican, Mike Dewine, in the process. Even though the former Senator is running on a platform of repealing the ObamaCare law via a lawsuit from his office in conjunction with other State Attorney Generals.

So what is the reason for supporting Owens over DeWine? Apparently, the former Senator is not a "friend of personal liberty and limited government". Which is news to me, considering his 80% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, and Ronald Reagan's personal standard that an eighty percent friend, is not a twenty percent traitor.

On the other hand, Owens was a failed Independent candidate for the Attorney General office in 2008, when a special election was held to replace the former Attorney General after he resigned. Mr.Owens is also a member, and serves on the national council of The John Birch Society, which is widely discredited as a conspiracy theory pumping organization.

Instead of supporting the Republican candidate to replace a corrupt Democrat Attorney General, the Ohio Tea Party has decided to endorse a Constitution Party candidate, who has no chance of winning, but every chance of securing a full term for the corrupt Democrat Attorney General.....

The Ohio Tea Party just stabbed sanity in the back.

Friend of Pundit Press Ryan Mauro Appears on Fox and Friends

I'd like to write a quick congratulations to Ryan Mauro, the founder of World Threats, on his appearance on Fox and Friends.  You did a good job talking about Western Culture and the radicalization of fringe Westerners.  Congrats!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Liberals Change Grayson Wikipedia Page to Show that he Was 'Right' about "Taliban Dan"

Democrat Alan Grayson is in the political race of his life.  Running for the House of Representatives, the first-term Congressman is in a close race with Republican Daniel Webster.  Recently Grayson released a political advertisement that stated that his opponent was part of an American Taliban and that Webster wished to subjugate women.  The ad is underneath:

The ad, and Grayson himself, received a firestorm of condemnation from the right and even a few on the left after it had been discovered that Grayson's campaign had knowingly doctored the video featured in the ad.  Instead of showing Daniel Webster, who Grayson calls "Taliban Dan," giving a speech on women's rights, the ad was cut to show Webster saying that women should "submit" to men.

FactCheck.org, a site that dedicates itself to checking the validity of political ads, declared that Grayson's ad was utterly false and misleading.  But there are some that could not let it rest.

Wikipedia is the world's largest online encyclopedia, getting millions of readers daily.  The site can be edited by anyone with an internet connection, so long as there is no "lock" on the article (which is extremely rare).  On Grayson's page it was written that his "Taliban Dan" ad was declared false.  That is, it was written until liberals swarmed to the site and revised history.

Before being reverted back to the original page, several changes were made to make it appear that Grayson's ad was indeed correct in asserting that Daniel Webster was a terrorist (click on picture to read):
The yellow was the original script, the green is what remained after a liberal took out the second paragraph.  The words in red were taken out. Under why the revision was made, the user stated, "More obvious attempts at making Democrats look bad- smear campaigning violates neutrality."

But changing facts wasn't the only attempt by liberals on Wikipedia to change the reality surrounding Grayson.  To make it appear that Grayson was well in the lead in the race, liberal Wikipedia users took out polls that showed Webster leading (click to read):
Under why they changed the information, the user wrote, "That poll is from some freak Republican tabloid that doesn't disclose its methodology and has no previous poll in the district to compare - and other polls have shown Grayson way ahead."

I guess the liberal media doesn't end in the mainstream.  It extends to Wikipedia, which prides itself on neutrality.  I guess some liberals have the time to lie and defend phonies like Grayson.

Update: As of this time (6:08pm, Monday, 10/4/10), Wikipedia has corrected the liberal bias.  It is unknown how long this will last.

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Gillibrand Vulernable in New York?

 Real Clear Politics thinks so. They have a new article chronicling some of the incumbent Senator's problems in her re-election bid, even though she is in one of the most blue states in the country. A former "Blue Dog" style Democrat the tacked hard to the left after being appointed to Hillary Clinton's old seat last year. She faces a tenacious challenger in Joe DioGuardi-- so it is possible that she might lose.

One poll has Gillibrand with only a one point lead. Downstate liberals distrust and look down on this Upstate-living former "moderate" Congresswoman. Furthermore, Upstaters don't like her hard-left new persona and are tired of the Democrats wrecking the state. So it looks like there's a weakness. But RCP points out:

Let's be clear up front: A straight-up Republican win would be unheard of. No Democratic senator has ever been defeated for re-election in the Empire State, and the last time a non-Democrat won an open seat in New York in a two-way race was in 1958. The typical formula for a non-Democratic win in New York is to have a Republican running on the Liberal Party line who splits the anti-Republican vote with the Democrat; this is in part how Alfonse D'Amato and James Buckley won their Senate races. This won't happen this year - there isn't even an independent Liberal Party in New York anymore.

But it appears that she is trailing big time in Upstate, which has far fewer people than Downstate. However, if enought Downstaters either don't turn out or do not pull the ballot for her she is at least theoretically vulnerable. He'd have to win at least 30% in New York City according to the article to stand a chance-- which it says is possible:

For DioGuardi to equal Pataki's 2002 vote share in New York City, two things have to happen. First, whites have to be excited about voting for him. I think that's possible for two reasons: (1) whites who didn't live on Manhattan were never crazy about Obama in the first place and are presumably ready to cast a protest vote against him today and (2) DioGuardi has an Italian surname. Having attended more than my share of the DiFranco family reunions on the maternal side of my family, I can only attest that the cultural affinity is still pretty important in the Italian-American community. This will help DioGuardi in parts of Queens and in South Brooklyn (and in Staten Island, a notable Republican bastion that is off the map). In fact, this is probably a large reason why DioGuardi is getting 35 percent in the SurveyUSA poll while the other Republican candidates polled are receiving the 25 percent a Republican customarily receives (remember, Paladino is running against a Cuomo).

The article says a DioGuardi win is unlikely. I agree. But it certainly isn't impossible.

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Bobby Cox Reaches the Playoffs for 15th Time with Braves.

Congratulations to Bobby Cox for reaching the Playoffs for a 15th time with the Atlanta Braves franchise since becoming manager of the ball club in 1990. This is Cox's last season, as he will be retiring after the Braves last game: whether it be next week against the Giants, or after Atlanta wins the World Series in three.

The Atlanta Braves will be traveling to San Francisco to take on the Giants. The first game will be on Thursday night. Go Braves!

Here are some of Cox's accomplishments from his entire 29 year career:

2,500 regular season victories.
5 National League Pennants.
4-time Manager of the Year.
1 World Series Championship.

One Nation Rally Video

Here is a video of the incredibly sparse crowds at the liberal "One Nation" rally.  According to some liberal sources, there were 200,000 people there.  According to my eyes, this video, and objective journalism, there were much, much less:

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Reform Congressional Pay. Save Millions!

Do you know how much WE THE PEOPLE pay to our Congressmen and US Senators each year? Per member it's $174,000, which seems reasonable on its head. However, when you multiply that by all 535 members of Congress, both Houses, WE THE PEOPLE dish out $93.1 million per year to Congressmen, and Senators who rarely listen to us.

Absolutely unacceptable.

So what do we do about it?

Some suggest paying Congressmen and US Senators about $40,000 per year, which is equal to the average pay of private sector employment. Other folks recommend about $24,000 per year, which is roughly equal to the average pay of enlisted men in the Armed Services. Neither are practical, nor are fitting for a member of Congress.

So what do we do about it?

First. Since the Congressman is a representative of the people, his congressional pay should, and must be directly tied to the success of private sector growth. Thus, I propose that Congressmen, regardless of their district, should receive an annual paycheck that is twice the amount of what a private sector employee earns per year.

$80,000 per year is more than enough for a Congressman.

Second. Senators are of higher stature than Congressmen for a wide variety of reasons, but I'm not in the mood to describe them, only what they should mean. The travel is more, the work is harder, and the prestige is undeniable. Which is why Senatorial pay should be tied to 33% more than what Congressmen earn on a yearly basis.

$106,400 per year is also more than enough for a Senator.

So what would be the result of my proposals?

In the House......

Current system: 435 Representatives times $174,000 equals $75.7 million.
My Pay Proposal: 435 Representatives times $80,000 equals $34.8 million.
The End Result: The taxpayers would save $40.9 million dollars per year.

In the Senate......

Current system: 100 Senators times $174,000 equals $17.4 million.
My Pay Proposal: 100 Senators times $106,400 equals $10.6 million.
The End Result: The taxpayers would save $6.8 million dollars per year.


Current System: $93.1 million dollars per year.
My Pay Proposal: $45.4 million dollars per year.
The End Result: The taxpayers would save $47.7 million dollars per year.

Any thoughts?

Tancredo Within 12 in Colorado

Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo is running a strong third-party challenge in the Colorado race for Governor. The outspoken former member of the House is well ahead of the Republican candidate Dan Maes according to the newest poll from the Denver Post.

Tancredo is still trailing the Democratic candidate John Hickenlooper. Tancredo is running on a strict anti-illegal immigration platform, sidelining Maes. Maes has further been hit with ethics investigations. If you add the vote share for Tancredo with the one for Maes, the former Congressman would be three percent above the Democrat.

Whether Maes will drop out or not is still unseen. It does not appear likely as he has denied all of Tancredo's former requests for this. However, Tancredo has gained nearly 20% in the polls since then, almost all out of Maes' former supporters. If this trend continues Maes may have to bow out simply due to the fact that hew may be polling in the single digits.

Denver Post Poll
Hickenlooper (D): 46%
Tancredo (I): 34%
Maes (R): 15%

This is definitely an improvement for Tancredo. According to one recent FoxNews/Rasmussen poll he actually only trails Hickenlooper by just 10%. The race appears to be tightening and will continue to do so as October progresses.

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Even Olympia Snowe Turns on Obama's 'Outreach'

Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe even tried to work with the White House last year and is sick of the political posturing:

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Around the Internets

Some interesting articles for all of you:

From Reaganite Republican:

Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

From the Lonely Conservative:

We Can Only Hope – Robert Gibbs as Next DNC Chair

The Pirate's Cove:

Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup


Video: Greta vs Gloria

From SDA:

More on the Exploding Kids

The Blogmocracy:

The NFL Sunday Sports thread: Ray Lewis


Trial of the Century

Conservative Perspective:


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Schultz Allows Pro-Socialist, Sexist, Possibly Homophobic Comments on Facebook Page

Ed Schultz, a liberal commentator who has a television and radio show, has made it a common theme on his show to bash conservatives on a daily basis, calling them sexist, homophobic, and so on.  Most recently he got in hot water for calling New Jersey governor Chris Christie a "cold-hearted, fat slob."  In the meantime, he prides himself on his 'egalitarian' mindset.  He is a "progressive," he says, nothing more.  But be warned, if you should ever look in to what he allows on his Facebook pages, you will find a stream of homophobia, sexism, and pro-Socialist garbage.

For example, take this sexist and possibly homophobic post, written by a man on Ed Schultz's own page (name and profile picture removed):
Not only does Schultz allow his fans to call members of the Tea Party the pejorative term "teabaggers," but he also allows them to post sexist images of Christine O'Donnell, the Republican candidate for Senate in Delaware.  The picture in the post, when clicked on, is this:
It shows O'Donnell as a witch and anti-Christian.  Look closely at the front wheel of the bike; the bag on it displays "666" brazenly.  Schultz apparently gives the thumbs-up to defamatory pictures like this.

But, of course, this post is not the only possibly homophobic example allowed on Schultz's Facebook page.  Here's another on his show's Fan Page:
And another:
And yet another:
But hey, I guess that Ed Schultz is okay with gays being insulted, so long as Tea Party members are put down in the process.

To no one's surprise, Schultz also allows plenty of pro-socialist comments on his Facebook page as well.  Here's one example:
And another:
Congratulations, Mr. Schultz, you are exactly what you claim conservatives are.  Hypocrisy, thy name is Schultz.

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