I now present to you a 67-page PDF of pure, unadulterated whackadoo: Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches.
Here’s the image of the soldier’s grave, and then the image of the soldier’s mother that Powell referred to, in the New Yorker. More information about soldier Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan here at Time Magazine and here.
De ING ontvangt een kapitaalinjectie van 10 miljard euro van de staat, zo maakten minister van Financiën Wouter Bos, DNB-president Nout Wellink en ING-topman Michel Tilmant zondagavond tijdens een persconferentie bekend.
Dus “vooralsnog” betekent gewoon “in de komende 24 uur”. Handig om te weten.
A campaign worker going door to door on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama was allegedly assaulted Saturday afternoon by a resident of a home where a campaign call was made.
In a telephone interview broadcast Saturday night, WISN-TV (Channel 12) identified the worker as Nancy Takehara, 58, of Chicago.
Sgt. Toby Schey of the Caledonia Police Department said Saturday night that there was no medical assistance requested by Takehara, who said the suspect hit her in the face and pulled her hair.
“The man terrified me,” Takehara said in the television interview.
Schey said no arrest had been made as of Saturday night; the investigation of the incident was ongoing, he said. Schey said the report, once complete, would be forwarded to the Racine County District Attorney’s office for consideration of possible charges.
In the television interview, Takehara said she had received a call from Obama later Saturday.
“Sen. Obama understood, reassured me, he was wonderful,” Takehara said. “It made me feel connected to this government again.”
Takehara made a plea for negative campaign tactics to cease.
“This negative stuff has to stop,” she said. “We’re all Americans. This is about protecting our democracy, not about attacking each other.”
After months of hints and speculation, former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama this morning, a huge vote of confidence in the Illinois Democrat with just 16 days left before the November election.
“He has both style and substance,” Powell said of Obama on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. “I think he is a transformational figure.”
As we wrote on Friday, the Powell endorsement carries huge symbolic importance — not only is he a former high-ranking member of President Bush’s Cabinet but he also was the most visible face in making the case for the war against Iraq.
Powell’s endorsement complicates any attempt by John McCain and others within the Republican Party to cast Obama as naive on world affairs and unready to lead in a dangerous time. Obama now has a ready retort: “Well, Colin Powell seems to trust my judgment; that’s why he endorsed me.”
In politics, timing is everything and Powell’s endorsement comes at a sweet spot for Obama.
What the wackos don’t fully understand is that fulminating at the mouth energizes BOTH sizes.
Democrat Barack Obama more than doubled his fundraising record with a mammoth September haul topping 150 million dollars to use in the final stretch of his White House campaign, aides said Sunday.
In a video message to supporters, campaign manager David Plouffe said Obama now had more than 3.1 million donors each contributing on average less than 100 dollars.
Obama’s eye-popping fundraising numbers include 632,000 new donors in September alone and 3.1 million total contributors. The average donation to the campaign in the month was $86. Obama’s largest previous month of fundraising came in August when he raised $67 million.
I can’t help it, I’m thinking of curaçao a lot today… so here’s another picture for your entertainment. Click for full size…
Conservatives don’t choose representatives like Sarah Palin by accident. They know what they are doing, and it’s not simply the knowledge that putting a pleasant face on a product helps make the product more attractive. John McCain and his campaign revealed that they knew what they were doing when they registered the domain name “VoteForTheMILF.org” and directed to the Sarah Palin page on McCain’s campaign site (until they were caught, that is). Her campaign theme song had been at one point Shania Twain’s “She’s Not Just a Pretty Face,” but seems to have been changed to Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely? At least they don’t go so far as to drape her in revealing clothing, but that’s not necessary.
Pundits and voters like Rich Lowry are clearly getting the message when they imagine that Sarah Palin is winking at them personally. Even if they aren’t actually masturbating to images of Sarah Palin, sexual fantasies are being tied to sexual repression in a manner that must make the authoritarian repression of sex seem sexually attractive in itself.
Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance.
Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society.
A compulsory national register for the owners of all 72m mobile phones in Britain would be part of a much bigger database to combat terrorism and crime. Whitehall officials have raised the idea of a register containing the names and addresses of everyone who buys a phone in recent talks with Vodafone and other telephone companies, insiders say.
Three Putnam County voters say electronic voting machines changed their votes from Democrats to Republicans when they cast early ballots last week.
This is the second West Virginia county where voters have reported this problem. Last week, three voters in Jackson County told The Charleston Gazette their electronic vote for “Barack Obama” kept flipping to “John McCain”.
In both counties, Republicans are responsible for overseeing elections. Both county clerks said the problem is isolated.
They also blamed voters for not being more careful.
Barack Obama attracted 100,000 people at a Saturday rally here, his biggest crowd ever at a U.S. event.