Chills and thrills
I watched Neal Boyd on America's Got Talent, especially the last song he sung and I had chills going up and down my spine listening to him sing. He really touched my soul. I am proud of him for writing about his hometown the way he did. Some people don't think you are important unless you come from a big and famous city, also that he gave such praise to his mother.
Tell us the story
The untold story in this whole national financial crisis is the Clinton democrat leadership factor. President Clinton put on steroids the "Community Redevelopment Act," a well-intended Carter-era law designed to encourage minority home ownership. And in so doing, he helped create the market for the risky sub-prime loans that Obama and other haughty Democrats now decry as not only greedy but "predatory." Yes, the market was fueled by greed and over-leveraging in the secondary market for sub-primes, vis-a-vis mortgaged-backed securities traded on Wall Street. But the seed was planted in the '90s by Clinton and Obama-like social engineers. While back at the Chicago mob ranch, Obama and A.C.O.R.N. were working the backstreets to load the bomb chute with sub-prime borrowers. All of this was the political catalyst behind this slow-motion financial train wreck. As soon as Clinton crony Franklin Delano Raines (now an Obama Campaign Advisor) took the helm in 1999 at Fannie Mae, for example, he used it as his personal piggy bank, looting it for a total of almost $100 million in compensation by the time he left in early 2005 under an ethical cloud. (Now he's an Obama campaign insider) Other Clinton cronies, including Janet Reno aide Jamie Gorelick, padded their pockets to the tune of another $75 million. Raines was accused of overstating earnings and shifting losses so he and other senior executives could earn big bonuses. Then, with DEMOCRAT Lefties' finger prints all over it, Fannie had to pay a record $400 million civil fine for SEC and other violations, while also agreeing as part of a settlement to make changes in its accounting procedures and ways of managing risk. But it was too little, too late. Raine's had reportedly steered Fannie Mae business to sub-prime giant Countrywide Financial, which muddied the water obscuring the true picture. At the same time, the Clinton administration was pushing Fannie and her brother Freddie Mac to buy more mortgages from low-income households. The Clinton-era corruption, combined with unprecedented catering to affordable-housing lobbyists, resulted in today's nationalization of both Fannie and Freddie, a move that is expected to cost taxpayers a $trillion in added social communist style "fairness." And the worst is far from over. By the time it is, Obama hopes to trump and dwarf this whole well planned socialist scam with a whole new round of meddling in the housing and jobs markets. In fact, the social experiment Obama has planned could dwarf both the Great Society and New Deal in size and scope. There's a political root cause to this mess that we ignore at our peril. If we blame the wrong culprits, we'll learn the wrong lessons. And taxpayers will be on the hook to be reeled and cleaned by Frank, Pelosi, Reed, Dodd, with the Messiah, Barrack Hussein Obama smiling sweetly and condescendingly from His White House perch.
Approved this message
There is obviously reciprocal sponsorship between Obama and ACORN. ACORN organizers (OBAMA in particular) should be prosecuted, jailed, and the organization should be prevented from ever forming again. They've engaged in fraudulent voter registration practices throughout this country. Another example of fraudulent voter registration practices that benefits Obama is the "American Hunters and Shooters Association", which, despite the name, is an anti-Second Amendment group that wants to strip hunters and shooters of their right to keep and bear arms. In all of this ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and other big media players refuse to go after the facts to fully expose the depth of involvement by Barrack Hussein Obama and connecting the dots for the America voter the way they would if he were a Republican and the NRA, instead of Democrats and ACORN. This would expose the overarching fraud of Obama and the democrats with tremendous bias backing in the press of falsely blaming the Bush administration, John McCain and Republicans in general for the current lending crisis and bailout. After Greenspan warned of Freddie's and Fannie's undercapitalization and risky lending practices, Bush pushed for reforms beginning in 2004. He spoke urgently about this in one of his national televised speeches, and he even made a high-profile push for strengthening their lending regulations in his 2005 budget proposal. John McCain was one who co-sponsored the push for a crack down on Freddie and Fanny and their dangerous misdeeds. This is when Barney Frank declared Bush's position on Freddie and Fannie as "inane" and other Obama/ACORN co-conspirator democrats Dodd, Pelosi, Waters, and many other democrats blocked McCain's efforts to reign in Freddie and Fanny to avert just such a crises as has befell us. And now Obama gets the favorable credit, and McCain gets the blame? How could this happen without a duplicitous national biased press. The democrats are becoming too comfortable with lying, cheating, and fraudulent dealing. Any true American should be extremely uncomfortable with them. Let's flush the lying Obama and ALL of his democrat buddies down the toilet, where they belong, in '08! Being conscientious and well-informed I object to these proceedings, and I approve this message.
Here's your sign
In an emergency, information is a commodity. Electronic signage serves a crucial public information purpose. These signs and other forms of public communication will be essential in the event of a significant natural disaster (such as a New Madrid fault earthquake). The public will need to know information such as evacuation routes, road closures because of damage, food, fuel and water distribution points for citizens, etc. The devices you cite were recently used to direct out-of-state evacuees from Louisiana and Texas fleeing hurricanes Gustav and Ike. For them to be effective they must be pre-placed and routinely used (even if to provide a click it or ticket message) between disasters. They must be ready for short-notice/no-notice events and citizens must be used to relying on them. When large movements of citizens spontaneously (even frantically) happen - information can reduce panic or anxiety leading to human suffering. These signs are one means, in a layer, of public information techniques found useful following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and natural disasters around the nation since.
I'm a concerned citizen, a patriot, a veteran, served over in Vietnam and always loved my country. I look at what the news media and what they are trying to do and influence. I tell them and I say to you, it's not good. America is for Americans - all Americans, red, white, black, green, blue, whatever. I see that this is not where we should be going. It's time for a change and John McCain is not a change. He is simply a man of color and wealth and influence. I see the news media getting behind it. I'm hoping that Mike Jensen will run an article that will say that every American has got a right to vote the way he wants to and think the way he wants to simply because he's American and wants what's best for all Americans, not for a certain few. That's all I have to say. I don't like what I see and I don't like where it's going. America is a melting point. No one race of people or no one class of people have made America. It's a conglomerate of nationalities. We all paid our price to be Americans and it's time that we are recognized as being Americans, and not the select few. All McCain cares about is the rich and elite, he don't know anything about poor people. Anytime a man claims to have all the answers, we know he's a liar. I'm not saying the man is a liar, but he don't know nothing about me. I'm a poor man. They talk about the working people, the middle class and the rich. Well, the working people are the poor and we're 80 percent. We make the difference, we turn the wheels in this country and WE pay the taxes, not the middle class, not the rich. We will make the decision at the polls this coming election and you will see that we want a change. I'm asking you, do you want a change?