Monday, October 6, 2008

Morning Links: Welcome to the Jungle



Welcome one and all, to the media circus that will soon become Belmont University. Everyone seems happy and smiling this morning, although that could just be delirium. I'm camped out in the Media Filing Center (aka gargantuan tent) this morning amidst a sea of empty chairs, wondering who's going to be sitting on either side of me later today. I'll let you know if I meet anyone from the Fiji press, or if CBS' Bob Schieffer strolls in with his guitar slung over his back.

Shameless plugs: Here's where you need to go for debate watch parties, what to watch for from the candidates, and where to go for everything else. I will link to these pages 435,000 times in the next two days.

In Political-land, which voters are important: young or old? Apparently both! Why? Because they're both broke, and Obama wants to blame McCain for it. (Although apparently Hillary Clinton is still finding money.)

One final note: After all these "new Ole Miss" stories, there seems to be quite a dearth of "new Belmont" stories. Maybe tomorrow?

(Photo credit: Alan Poizner/For The Tennessean)

4 comments:

Peggy said...

Why doesn't anyone ask Obama about Rezco a notorious slumlord and one of his his top Campaign contributors the person who's wife purchased the land next to Obamas home in Chicago a purchase that allowed Obama to acquire the VERY NICE HOUSE house he now owns. Why don't they ask him why he didn't pick up the phone and call Rezco and say hey Tony you've got the people who elected me living in third world condiditons what are you going to do about it, or is Rezco someone he just knew but wasn't really friends with like Ayres. Ayres who Obama sat on a board who's very group espousing to improve the conditions of schools in Chicago but whose true mission was to radicalize the students they espoused to help.
Why doesn't anyone ask about Obama who worked as a Lawyer and trainer for Acorn, about Acorn, a radical group who espouses the teachings of Saul Alinsky who's idea was to infiltrate the Government and destroy it from within. As a lawyer he represented Acorn in a lawsuit instrumental in the forcing of banks to write bad loans.
Acorn forced banks to give risky loans to uncreditworthy people with no money down, ie no vested interest. People with no real vested interest buy property increasing the price of real estate creating the housing bubble, and while artifially inflating the value of real estate which also increased your property tax. The republicans fought over and over for more regulation and oversight, but Andrew Mozillo, Countrywide/ Raines & Johnson of Fannie Mae along with their Counterparts and reciepients of the largest campaign contributions who are supposed to work for you the people not Fannie Mae, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, in fact all the Democratic Memebers of Congress voted against it. So Fannie sells these worthless mortgages to the Stock market and now we have a Crisis. The bad loans that should not have been made are being forclosed on and those foreclosures have now driven down the value of your property. Who wins Jim Johnson/Franklin Raines who made millions from Fannie Mae & The recipients of campaign contribushions , Dodd , Obama, Frank, Angelo Mozilo owner of Countrywide who did his bailout by selling his stock before things really got bad THEY SHOULD ALL BE IN PRISON. Who are the losers, You the American Taxpayer who has to pay for the Bailout that the Dems not only rushed to push through, (Jeez they wanted to help a Lame Duck Republican President) .We can blame it on Wall Street Greed like any one who buys an investment they bought it in droves because they were led to believe it was sound and insured . And now your Retirement Fund your 401K is not worth S***, So when you open your earnings report and go to vote in Nov. remember who got you into this mess. Loosers Americant Taxpayers who elected theses idiots.

I have heard Obama described as the Machurian Candidate I see him as a Trojan Horse.

Ben said...

Wow! I guess that was a loaded question. I guess then we could ask McCain about the Keating 5 or Palin's husband wanting to make Alaska it's own country. How about we just stick to the issues? I think that works best for everyone. By the way, you are riding on a sinking ship.

Jennifer said...

Why don't we just focus on the issues? Because who Obama associates with, who he picks as advisors and possibly eventually as cabinet members, etc... IS AN ISSUE.

I am a liberal, but I am concerend about his associations. I advise people to look at the long list of questionable people he associates with, hires, and who raise money for his campaign.

Yes, John McCain was also involved with some shady people. But if you look at the list of undersiables he's associated with versus Obama's list, I think the difference is clear. It is also relevant to see who they STILL maintain relationships with, versus people they had relationships with 20+ years ago. Do I wish we had queaky-clean candidates to choose from? Yes, but we don't...so the choice remains the lesser of two evils. Only one of these candidates has America's best interests at heart.

Has anyone even deterimed yet if Obama is a natural born citizen or not? Te answer to that question might make everything else moot.

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