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Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) walks down the stairs on Capitol Hill in Washington today. (AP.)

By Matthew Mosk
Sen. Barack Obama requested $8 million for a military defense contractor that has close ties to one of his most prodigious fundraisers.

Obama disclosed the 2006 request on a long list of earmark requests his campaign made public today. The $8 million was for something called a "High Explosive Air Burst Technology Program." The request led to $1.3 million in funding for the program. According to the campaign's earmark disclosure, the defense project was overseen by General Dynamics, one of the nation's largest military contractors. Obama's Illinois finance chairman, James S. Crown, serves on the company's board of directors and his family holds a sizable stake in the company.

Crown and his wife, Paula Crown, are members of Obama's National Finance Committee and have raised more than $200,000 for the Obama campaign, according to a list of fundraisers posted on Obama's campaign website.

The Obama campaign had already made public his 2007 funding requests but had for months resisted requests to share letters written earlier in his tenure to budget committees.

Obama's release of his earmark requests today came with a challenge for Sen. Hillary Clinton to do the same.

"Bringing real change requires changing the way we do business in Washington," said Obama for America communications director Robert Gibbs. "If Senator Clinton will not agree to join Senator Obama in releasing her earmark requests, voters should ask why she doesn't believe they have the right to know she wants to spend their tax dollars."

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I have asked about the overpayment that the University of Chicago received in 1996-1997-1998-1999 fom the US Dept of Health and Human Services. The last thing I can find was dated about 8/4/06. This was because the Illinois state legislature did not have the correct statutes in place at the time. Obama was amember of the Illinois Senate at the time. Michelle worked at the hospital. Where did the money go and did HHS ever recover the overpayment money?

Posted by: shbarn | March 18, 2008 1:58 AM | Report abuse

Finally maybe the American Press will start to ask questions of Obama and not that the standard reply, "Well, that's not exactly what I said". AMEN Now, let's try some names on for a comment from Obama. Rashid Khalidi, founder of the Arab American Action Network and former PLO agent; Nadhmi Auchi, Iraqi born billionaire, who became involved in the developement of vacant lot along Chicago River, has also been convicted in France in ref to the Iraqi Oil contracts and oil gieant TotalFinaElf.
Then I've not heard about the connection with Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, who was on trail last year for money fraud or the CEO of American Apparel, Dov Charney, big Obama contributor, on trail for sexual harassement, story was on John Stossel about a year ago, and the beat goes on......We can expect change with all the big money and companies behind him like the Kennedy money, old politics fro the 1930's-1970's; Sen. John Kerry, member of the Forbes family, and wife Teresa, heiress to the Heinz Food company, Jay Rockefeller, old family Exxon oil money, and the beat goes on......Bill Ayers, old time Weatherman, terrorist bombed the Capital, the Pentagon and other places in the 1970's, now a Professor. Oh yeah. NOw let's hear about these people as well.

Posted by: shbarn | March 16, 2008 12:48 AM | Report abuse

All the very silly and misperceiving persons on here referring to the stating of documented Obama historical facts as "hate-filled" expressions are obviously suffering righteousness of delusion. Despite his believer-erected halo, he is a POLITICIAN of modern times - thus corrupt as the rest of them who must, by the sad rules of the game, bestow special favors to gain the zillion+ campaign $$$$$$$ required to even attempt a run. Honesty? Openness? Mere window dressings for the throng of gullible voters bellying up to his concession stand. Dollar$ be the essential currency of the promise game. And more so for the previously virtually unknown likes of a junior state office holder. Think of Rezko cash as like the solid-fuel booster rockets on the shuttle - a whole lot of gravity to overcome in national anonymity before soaring into the spacey realm of national leadership. The Bartlette Report will crucify HRC should she achieve nomination, and the Demos know that liability - thus they are jumping from her worm-eaten boat. The Rezko investigation will soon reveal just how common and willfully corrupted is the sacred Obama. For a "pure one" to emerge in the race, the rules of the race themselves must be reformed and purified beforehand - Does anyone think that is the case? California dreamin'...

Posted by: gsallen888-face | March 14, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Greetings.

While Sen. Obama's activities outside the Senate seem to be of great interest now, I would like to point readers to not only his activities IN the Senate, but the other two apparent presidential candidates, to facilitate a more-informed decision in this year's election. Specifically, between now and the election use a brand new site to participate in the legislative process of America.

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The site will also have a voting scorecard available before the election in November. It will allow all e-votingbooth.com voters to see every bill they voted with the respective votes of their representative, senators and president (if applicable). Obviously Illinois voters will be able to compare their votes with Sen. Obama, New York voters with Sen. Clinton and Arizona voters with Sen. McCain.

The voting scorecard report will bottom-line the vote #s, telling you what percentage of votes each politician aligned with you. In other words, if it's 93% that means they voted WITH you 93% of the votes. If it's 7% that means they voted AGAINST you 93% of your votes. You will then be able to use that personal, quantifiable information when you go to vote on Nov. 4.

I encourage all Americans to go to www.e-votingbooth.com and put Democracy in Your Hands.

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Posted by: steven.d.thompson | March 14, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

ABC NEWS Story about Barry Hussien's 20 years friendship with his MENTOR, FREIND, PASTOR, and "UNCLE"... I hope, Barry is finished after this

He is a FRAUD

ABC NEWS
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4443230&affil=wabc

God Help US

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

ABC NEWS Story about Barry Hussien's 20 years friendship with his MENTOR, FREIND, PASTOR, and "UNCLE"... I hope, Barry is finished after this

He is a FRAUD

ABC NEWS
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4443230&affil=wabc

God Help US

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Look this ABC NEWS about Barry Hussien's 20 years friendship with his MENTOR, FREIND, PASTOR, and "UNCLE"... I hope, Barry is finished after this

He is a FRAUD

ABC NEWS
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4443230&affil=wabc

God Help US

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama and his Mentor, Pastor, Friend and "Uncle"...

ABC NEWS
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4443230&affil=wabc

God Help US

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama and his Mentor, friend and "Uncle"...

ABC NEWS

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4443230&affil=wabc

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Libbies, it is time to lighten up on Billary!

Barack is TOAST!

And Thunder Thighs is all you have Got! ;~)

What's the matter with Hsu all!

It is not like you are not getting 2 for 1! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 14, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Have any of HRCs defenders, thought to seek any information from her about any of the following - or are they afraid of the answer:

• about Norman Hsu and his bundling of money for her campaign?

• how could "dishwashers, waiters and others" pour "$1,000 and $2,000 contributions' into Clinton's campaign treasury?"

• did Bill's trip to Kazakhstan with Canadian magnate, Frank Giustra, net Giustra $3 billion and Bill's foundation a $131 million contribution from Giustra?

• did powerful foreign donors to Bill's presidential library, such as the Saudis, may pose a serious conflict of interest to Hillary's foreign policy actions as president?

• will Bill's tangled ties to his friend, Ron Burkle, and dealings with Dubai compromise Hillary Clinton's execution of foreign policy if she ever became president?

• WHY with all of these questionable financial dealings, have the Clintons been unwilling to release their tax returns, especially in light of HRC's claim that the $5 million she lent the campaign was "her own money?"

• FINALLY, we may hope and trust Bill (?) but do we believe that the Republicans won't search out every sleazy joint to see just what Bill has been up to since leaving office - and do we really want Bill in the Oval Office AGAIN?

Posted by: dopera2004 | March 14, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a hypocrit. He talks about Washington and changes to be made and here we find that he is up to his neck in special favors to contrators regarding military contracts! Obama is one of the biggest deceivers I have ever seen. His hiding of personal beliefs of hate toward jews and whites and that America must be damned is unacceptable for any person in our Government! You say that was his Pastor? Yes, but he sat in the pew, gave money, called the man his loving mentor, etc., for over 20 years and never stood against those views! He is like the Govenor of New YOrk, he is now caught and what will he do? Will he try to wiggle out of it all or will he step down, or will he try to make it say something else by changing words like Bill Clinton? Mr. Obama is the most dangerous man alive in America today! The public needs to change its mind about the man and not vote another time for him on anything. In fact, he should be re-called from being a Senator now! In fact, it is time to have the Senate remove him from office! He is a traitor to our Nation! He is offensive to any citizen of this nation.

Posted by: Lcarnes1 | March 14, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

It is great that Obama has opened up so that we can scrutinize his record. Now what about Hillary? She won't reveal, but if she did we would see that Obama is definitely an earmark minor leaguer.

Posted by: brownsca | March 14, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 13, 2008 07:01 PM

(Hope the furniture in the West Wing is nailed down tight).


Well. . . .You can ask Hillary about that:


- Hillary left the White House, but later had to return $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork she had stolen.

Posted by: Iwantmyvoicetobeheard | March 14, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Obomer is finaly getting scrutiny, between his racist wife his racist Pastor, His church is now going to be indited by the IRS for violations political speech as a non profit org, his Resko Fund Raiser trial in Chicago where he got a gift of an acre of land and a mortgage from the fund raiser and the shady Iraqi character and missing money $3,000,000 that the liberal media ignores, his wifes 150% raise at the Hospital that Obomer voted for by earmarks for including a raise for his wife from 113k to 316k(She makes more than the President) our tax dollars at work, and his earmarks to a friend and fundraiser who raised 200k for him a defence contracter, didn't Duke Cunnigham go to jail for the same thing! Obomer will unravel he is an out and out racist a half term Criminal Senator who has already picked out the curtains in the Whitehouse who he sends people down to Equador telling them that he will be president 100% shure and he will not support the Columbians because they are US allies he is a Manchurian candidate that no one has ever seen before this info was found on a dead terrorist from FARC at South AMERICAN TERRORIST GROUP on his laptop. Obomer the racist anti American half term senator that has the ego of bigger than uninverse and the ability af a trash collector! Mad isn't the word the liberal BS media would destroy any candidate that had these views and the scandals if the candidate was white! Obomer doesn't pass the smell test he is so corrupt and racist, that says nothing except Change , yes we can, and Words mean something quoting MLK, YES WORDS MEAN SOMETHING INCLUDING YOUR PASTORS RACIST SLIMEING OF AND ANTI AMERICAN RETORIC. This guy should resign now. could you imagine the stink if a republican had 1/10 of this, the media would have fried tarred and feathered and run out of America by the drive by dinasour media! BARACK HUSSIEN OBOMER WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT not only totaly unqualified he is a rabid ANTI AMERICAN RACIST MUSLIM! Where is the coverage of the Resko Trial? Is the Media Racist? YES against Americans!

Posted by: dcsdcs222000 | March 14, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

To klouth1 awesome, we need website that document all these things about McCain.

YES WE CAN!!!!!
YES WE CAN!!!!!
YES WE CAN!!!!!
YES WE CAN!!!!!
YES WE CAN!!!!!

McCain is going down on the economy!

Posted by: personal109 | March 14, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

HEY HOW ABOUT THESE FOR SUSPICIOUS TIES!
Sen. McCain Wants To Be President
Check-out his unpresidential credentials

January-February 1997 Issue
By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch


Citing his 5-1/2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, columnists and journalists freehandedly describe Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona as a war hero.

Washington Post columnist George Will wrote about McCain in 1988, "He was a prisoner for 5-1/2 years. Because he was properly obstinate, he was in solitary confinement most of that time . . . Every day for two years, one of his guards ordered him to bow, and then knocked him down."

Joseph Spear, an awestruck columnist who wanted presidential candidate Bob Dole to pick McCain for vice president wrote, "McCain is a war hero . . . He was tossed into the infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' prison camp, where he was hung by his fractured arms for hours at a time." Many have written columns suggesting that McCain is presidential material and advocate his running for the nation's highest office.

McCain obviously agrees.
Reuter's News Service reported in January that the 60 year old McCain says he wants to be President of the United States.

McCain also thinks President Clinton, who dodged the draft rather than serve in Vietnam, is the perfect presidential role model. He recently told the press that Clinton "is the best politician I have ever seen."

McCain, however, does not think so highly of the POW/MIA families and activists who openly challenge the U.S. government's POW/MIA policy, many of whom walked the halls of Congress during the Vietnam War years demanding America's prisoners of war, including POW McCain, not be forgotten.

McCain, as a member of the 1992 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, took the lead in demanding a U.S. Justice Department investigation of the POW/MIA activists and their organizations. He accused the activists of fraud because in some of their fund-raising literature the activists claimed the U.S. government knowingly left U.S. POWs behind after the Vietnam War and that some remain alive today.

McCain openly attacked the activists telling the press, "The people who have done these things are not zealots in a good cause. They are the most craven, most cynical and most despicable human beings to ever run a scam." The Justice Department did investigate the POW/MIA activists and their organizations and found no reason to charge any POW/MIA activist.

McCain's use of the words craven, despicable and scam are mighty powerful and poisonous words from a man who admittedly traded "military information" to his communist captors in exchange for better medical treatment--or who divorced the wife that stood by him while he was a POW, after she became crippled in an accident.

Those words are hypocritical from a man whose younger and richer wife (she's an heir to Hensley & Co., the second largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributor in the United States) got caught after stealing drugs for two years from a charitable organization of which she was president.

Editor's note: The U.S. military Code of Conduct is the definitive code specifying the responsibilities of American military personnel while in combat or captivity.

Article V of the Code is very specific in ordering U.S. military personnel to avoid answering questions to the utmost of their ability and to make no oral or written statements disloyal to the United States and its allies or harmful to their cause. Any willful violation of the Code is considered collaborating with the enemy.

U.S. Navy pilot John McCain was shot down on his 23rd mission over North Vietnam, October 26, 1967. He was released March 1973 after being held captive by the North Vietnamese for 5-1/2 years.

Within days of his release, McCain wrote the following account of his captivity, which was published in U.S. News and World Report - May 14, 1973:
"I think it was on the fourth day [after being shot down] that two guards came in, instead of one. One of them pulled back the blanket to show the other guard my injury. I looked at my knee. It was about the size of a football . . . when I saw it, I said to the guard, 'O.K., get the officer' . . . an officer came in after a few minutes. It was the man that we came to know very well as 'The Bug.' He was a psychotic torturer, one of the worst fiends that we had to deal with. I said, 'O.K., I'll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital.'"

McCain now says it was only a coincidence that at the same time he was offering "military information" in exchange for special medical treatment, his captors discovered that his father was Adm. John S. McCain Jr., commander of all U.S. forces in Europe and soon-to-be commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific, including Vietnam.

Upon learning about McCain's father, the communists, in an unprecedented move, rushed McCain to one of their military hospitals where he received treatment not available for other U.S. prisoners of war.

Read following news excerpts that chronicle McCain and his associations:

"Nhan Dan today published answers to questions by one of its correspondents made by a U.S. air pirate detained in North Vietnam. "He is Lt. John Sidney McCain . . ." Hanoi VNA International Service in French - November 9, 1967

"To a question of the correspondent, McCain answered: 'My assignment to the Oriskany, I told myself, was due to serious losses in pilots which were sustained by this aircraft carrier due to its raids over North Vietnam territory and which necessitated replacements. From 10 to 12 pilots were transferred like me from the Forrestal to the Oriskany . . . upon arrival near the target, our formation, with six bombers, would mount the attack according to the following order: I would be number three, and the chief of the formation, number one. Each pilot would have to approach the target from a different direction, the choice of which would be left to him.'" A November 9, 1967 declassified Department of Defense document

"A meeting which will leave its mark on my life: My meeting with John Sidney McCain was certainly one of those meetings which will affect me most profoundly for the rest of my life. I had asked the North Vietnamese authorities to allow me to personally interrogate an American prisoner. They authorized me to do so. When night fell, they took me--without any precautions or mystery--to a hospital near the Gia Lam Airport reserved for the military. (Passage omitted) The officer who receives me begins: I ask you not to ask any questions of political nature. If this man replies in a way unfavorable to us, they will not hesitate to speak of "brainwashing" and conclude that we threatened him. (Passage omitted) "This John Sidney McCain is not an ordinary prisoner. His father is none other than Admiral Edmond John McCain, commander in chief of U.S. Naval forces in Europe." Written by "prominent" French television reporter Francois Chalais - January 1968

"Reds Say PW Songbird Is Pilot Son of Admiral
. . . Hanoi has aired a broadcast in which the pilot son of United States Commander in the Pacific, Adm. John McCain, purportedly admits to having bombed civilian targets in North Vietnam and praises medical treatment he has received since being taken prisoner." Saigon-UPI, June 4, 1969

"The English-Language broadcast beamed at South Vietnam was one of a series using American prisoners. It was in response to a plea by Defense Secretary Melvin S. Laird, May 19, that North Vietnam treat prisoners according to the humanitarian standards set forth by the Geneva Convention." The Washington Post - June 5, 1969

"Dr. Fernando Barral, a Spanish psychiatrist residing in Cuba, returned from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam . . . he brought back some journalistic news: an interview with a North American pilot captured in the DRV after bombing Hanoi on 26 October 1967. The meeting between him and the pilot took place in an office of the Committee for Foreign Cultural Relations in Hanoi. The pilot interviewed is Lt Cmdr John Sidney McCain, son and grandson of American Navy Admirals . . . "In the course of the interview, on various occasions he showed that knowledge of the language, saying some words, dates, and so forth in Spanish, or [using it] when he thought the interpreter was seeking the corresponding French word. "Naturally, from the beginning this established a more direct communication between us, and more than one question or my response was made directly in Spanish." Havana Granma - January 24, 1970

"Let me emphasize that there were many, many fine women who supported what they knew their husbands believed in. My wife, Carol, was one of those and I am proud of her." U.S. New and World Report - May 14, 1973

Editor's note: In 1980, McCain's personal life soured. He divorced Carol, who had been seriously injured and crippled in a motor vehicle accident, and married Cindy Hensley, whose father Jim is an Arizona "beer baron."

"Republican Sen. John McCain reported a net worth of at least $830,705 but possibly as much as $1.2 million or more, excluding personal residences . . . McCain listed his wife, Cindy, as the source of most of his assets. . . the bulk of McCain's assets consisted of stock in three Glendale firms - Hensley & Co., a beer distributorship headed by his father-in-law; Western Leasing Co., which leases trucks and equipment; and Eagle Enterprises, which invests in real estate and stock." The Phoenix Gazette - May 19, 1987

"So why has Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., gone to unprecedented lengths to block reform of the Senate campaign finance system? Why does he oppose letting this important matter even come to a vote? Perhaps it's because he is a prime beneficiary of the special interest funding of congressional elections. "McCain raised over $2.5 million for his 1986 election . . . more than $760,000 of his campaign funds came from political action committee (PACs) . . . especially disturbing are the contributions to McCain's campaign coffers from PACs outside of Arizona." The Phoenix Gazette - December 8, 1987

"While Sen. John McCain's wife and father-in-law were investing with Charles H. Keating, Jr. in a shopping center, McCain was helping Keating battle federal regulators who questioned his operation of Lincoln Savings and Loan . . . [photo caption] Documents show that Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy, and father-in-law, James W. Hensley (second from right) are the largest investors in Fountain Square Shopping Center. Their partnership is managed by subsidiaries of American Continental Corp., run by Charles H. Keating, Jr. (right). But John McCain contends there was no conflict in his helping Keating battle federal regulators." The Arizona Republic - October 8, 1989

"Sen. John McCain had more than a constituent relationship with Charles H. Keating, Jr. prior to 1987 . . . the McCains - sometimes with their daughter and baby sitter - made at least nine trips at Keating's expense from August 1984 to August 1986 aboard either Keating's American Continental Corporation's jet or chartered planes and helicopters owned by Resorts International. Three of the trips were for vacations at Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas." The Arizona Republic - October 8, 1989

"McCain, in a radio talk-show appearance last week condemned disclosures of his family's ties to Keating as "irresponsible journalism." The Arizona Republic - October 17, 1989

" . . . both in telephone conversations with reporters and on a live radio talk show, the Republican senator was far from calm. He was agitated. Angry. And the way he dealt with unpleasant questions was to bully the questioners . . . 'You're a liar,' McCain snapped Sept. 29 when an Arizona Republic reporter asked him about business ties between his wife, Cindy McCain, and Keating . . . 'That's the spouse's involvement, you idiot,' McCain sneered later in the same conversation. 'You do understand English, don't you?' ". . . Not content with just bullying reporters, McCain tried belittling them: 'It's up to you to find that out, kids.' . . . McCain wasn't talking to liars. He wasn't talking to juveniles. The senator was talking to two reporters." The Arizona Republic - October 17, 1989

"Employees at Hensley & Co., a $100 million Anheuser-Busch distribution firm, also say that during McCain's first campaign for Congress, some workers were pressured into going door-to-door in neighborhoods to hand out McCain election pamphlets . . . Hensley employees say they must take the checks to work, where they are collected by supervisors. I asked one person if employees were assured that all contributions were voluntary . . . 'no way,' I was told. 'And my (spouse) and I aren't even registered (to vote). That's what makes us so mad." The Arizona Republic - November 1, 1989

"As a 100 percent, service-connected, disabled ex-prisoner of war, I sought help from John McCain when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and I needed help in regard to a claim for back service-connected disability compensation. I did so because I thought that as an ex-POW himself he could relate to my problem. When I could not reach him via letters to his office, I wrote to his home address. That was a very enlightening experience . . . my letter, addressed to the congressman, was opened by his wife, Cindy. She didn't like what she read, so she wrote me a nasty letter. Apparently John McCain isn't even capable of communicating on a one-to-one basis with someone who was a POW and returned from his experience in far worse physical condition than John McCain returned from his experience . . . M. "Shane" Schoenborn." The Phoenix Gazette - November 4, 1989

"Reporters also 'discovered' that the senator's wife and father-in-law invested $359,100.00 in one of Mr. Keating's projects in 1986 . . ." The Phoenix Gazette - November 13, 1989

"The liquor case is particularly intriguing as it resulted in criminal charges against Marley's subordinates, James and Eugene Hensley. If the last name sounds familiar, it's because James is papa to Cindy McCain, who is wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is infamous lately as a member of the Keating Five . . . Marley also has been a shadow figure in the 1976 slaying of Republic reporter Don Bolles. Bolles wrote extensively about Marley's lucky past. And about how the Hensleys (Marley's managers) bought Ruidso Downs racing track in New Mexico. He wrote about Eugene Hensley spending five years in federal prison for a skimming scam. And about the Hensleys selling their track to a buyer linked with Emprise Corp. And about Marley's liquor ties with Emprise . . . one of Bolles' final dispatches appeared as Marley was about to become a member of the Arizona Racing Commission - the agency that regulates racetracks, including those run at the time by Emprise . . . the story dispatched Marley's appointment. Two months later, a car bomb killed Bolles." The Phoenix Gazette - January 4, 1990

"Bradley J. Funk, an antique dealer linked to the 13-year-old Don Bolles murder case through his family's former ownership of dog-racing tracks, has died of a heart attack, authorities said Jan. 2 . . . Bolles, 47, a former investigative reporter with the Arizona Republic, died June 13, 1976, about 11 days after a dynamite-based bomb blew up beneath his car . . . in his last statement before lapsing into unconsciousness, he mentioned the Mafia, John Adamson and Emprise Corp., a Buffalo, N.Y. company with a far-flung sports empire which once included ownership of the Boston Bruins hockey team and the former Cincinnati Royals basketball franchise . . . now known as Delaware North Cos., Emprise was convicted in 1972 of a federal charge of conspiring to hide Mafia interest in a Las Vegas, Nev., casino . . . Emprise and the Funk family were partners in six dog-racing tracks in the state and the Prescott Downs horse track, and Bolles had ripped their operations in print." Arizona Business Gazette - January 5, 1990

Posted by: klouth1 | March 14, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

HEY HOW ABOUT THESE FOR SUSPICIOUS TIES!
Sen. McCain Wants To Be President
Check-out his unpresidential credentials

January-February 1997 Issue
By Ted Sampley
U.S. Veteran Dispatch


Citing his 5-1/2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, columnists and journalists freehandedly describe Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona as a war hero.

Washington Post columnist George Will wrote about McCain in 1988, "He was a prisoner for 5-1/2 years. Because he was properly obstinate, he was in solitary confinement most of that time . . . Every day for two years, one of his guards ordered him to bow, and then knocked him down."

Joseph Spear, an awestruck columnist who wanted presidential candidate Bob Dole to pick McCain for vice president wrote, "McCain is a war hero . . . He was tossed into the infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' prison camp, where he was hung by his fractured arms for hours at a time." Many have written columns suggesting that McCain is presidential material and advocate his running for the nation's highest office.

McCain obviously agrees.
Reuter's News Service reported in January that the 60 year old McCain says he wants to be President of the United States.

McCain also thinks President Clinton, who dodged the draft rather than serve in Vietnam, is the perfect presidential role model. He recently told the press that Clinton "is the best politician I have ever seen."

McCain, however, does not think so highly of the POW/MIA families and activists who openly challenge the U.S. government's POW/MIA policy, many of whom walked the halls of Congress during the Vietnam War years demanding America's prisoners of war, including POW McCain, not be forgotten.

McCain, as a member of the 1992 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, took the lead in demanding a U.S. Justice Department investigation of the POW/MIA activists and their organizations. He accused the activists of fraud because in some of their fund-raising literature the activists claimed the U.S. government knowingly left U.S. POWs behind after the Vietnam War and that some remain alive today.

McCain openly attacked the activists telling the press, "The people who have done these things are not zealots in a good cause. They are the most craven, most cynical and most despicable human beings to ever run a scam." The Justice Department did investigate the POW/MIA activists and their organizations and found no reason to charge any POW/MIA activist.

McCain's use of the words craven, despicable and scam are mighty powerful and poisonous words from a man who admittedly traded "military information" to his communist captors in exchange for better medical treatment--or who divorced the wife that stood by him while he was a POW, after she became crippled in an accident.

Those words are hypocritical from a man whose younger and richer wife (she's an heir to Hensley & Co., the second largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributor in the United States) got caught after stealing drugs for two years from a charitable organization of which she was president.

Editor's note: The U.S. military Code of Conduct is the definitive code specifying the responsibilities of American military personnel while in combat or captivity.

Article V of the Code is very specific in ordering U.S. military personnel to avoid answering questions to the utmost of their ability and to make no oral or written statements disloyal to the United States and its allies or harmful to their cause. Any willful violation of the Code is considered collaborating with the enemy.

U.S. Navy pilot John McCain was shot down on his 23rd mission over North Vietnam, October 26, 1967. He was released March 1973 after being held captive by the North Vietnamese for 5-1/2 years.

Within days of his release, McCain wrote the following account of his captivity, which was published in U.S. News and World Report - May 14, 1973:
"I think it was on the fourth day [after being shot down] that two guards came in, instead of one. One of them pulled back the blanket to show the other guard my injury. I looked at my knee. It was about the size of a football . . . when I saw it, I said to the guard, 'O.K., get the officer' . . . an officer came in after a few minutes. It was the man that we came to know very well as 'The Bug.' He was a psychotic torturer, one of the worst fiends that we had to deal with. I said, 'O.K., I'll give you military information if you will take me to the hospital.'"

McCain now says it was only a coincidence that at the same time he was offering "military information" in exchange for special medical treatment, his captors discovered that his father was Adm. John S. McCain Jr., commander of all U.S. forces in Europe and soon-to-be commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific, including Vietnam.

Upon learning about McCain's father, the communists, in an unprecedented move, rushed McCain to one of their military hospitals where he received treatment not available for other U.S. prisoners of war.

Read following news excerpts that chronicle McCain and his associations:

"Nhan Dan today published answers to questions by one of its correspondents made by a U.S. air pirate detained in North Vietnam. "He is Lt. John Sidney McCain . . ." Hanoi VNA International Service in French - November 9, 1967

"To a question of the correspondent, McCain answered: 'My assignment to the Oriskany, I told myself, was due to serious losses in pilots which were sustained by this aircraft carrier due to its raids over North Vietnam territory and which necessitated replacements. From 10 to 12 pilots were transferred like me from the Forrestal to the Oriskany . . . upon arrival near the target, our formation, with six bombers, would mount the attack according to the following order: I would be number three, and the chief of the formation, number one. Each pilot would have to approach the target from a different direction, the choice of which would be left to him.'" A November 9, 1967 declassified Department of Defense document

"A meeting which will leave its mark on my life: My meeting with John Sidney McCain was certainly one of those meetings which will affect me most profoundly for the rest of my life. I had asked the North Vietnamese authorities to allow me to personally interrogate an American prisoner. They authorized me to do so. When night fell, they took me--without any precautions or mystery--to a hospital near the Gia Lam Airport reserved for the military. (Passage omitted) The officer who receives me begins: I ask you not to ask any questions of political nature. If this man replies in a way unfavorable to us, they will not hesitate to speak of "brainwashing" and conclude that we threatened him. (Passage omitted) "This John Sidney McCain is not an ordinary prisoner. His father is none other than Admiral Edmond John McCain, commander in chief of U.S. Naval forces in Europe." Written by "prominent" French television reporter Francois Chalais - January 1968

"Reds Say PW Songbird Is Pilot Son of Admiral
. . . Hanoi has aired a broadcast in which the pilot son of United States Commander in the Pacific, Adm. John McCain, purportedly admits to having bombed civilian targets in North Vietnam and praises medical treatment he has received since being taken prisoner." Saigon-UPI, June 4, 1969

"The English-Language broadcast beamed at South Vietnam was one of a series using American prisoners. It was in response to a plea by Defense Secretary Melvin S. Laird, May 19, that North Vietnam treat prisoners according to the humanitarian standards set forth by the Geneva Convention." The Washington Post - June 5, 1969

"Dr. Fernando Barral, a Spanish psychiatrist residing in Cuba, returned from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam . . . he brought back some journalistic news: an interview with a North American pilot captured in the DRV after bombing Hanoi on 26 October 1967. The meeting between him and the pilot took place in an office of the Committee for Foreign Cultural Relations in Hanoi. The pilot interviewed is Lt Cmdr John Sidney McCain, son and grandson of American Navy Admirals . . . "In the course of the interview, on various occasions he showed that knowledge of the language, saying some words, dates, and so forth in Spanish, or [using it] when he thought the interpreter was seeking the corresponding French word. "Naturally, from the beginning this established a more direct communication between us, and more than one question or my response was made directly in Spanish." Havana Granma - January 24, 1970

"Let me emphasize that there were many, many fine women who supported what they knew their husbands believed in. My wife, Carol, was one of those and I am proud of her." U.S. New and World Report - May 14, 1973

Editor's note: In 1980, McCain's personal life soured. He divorced Carol, who had been seriously injured and crippled in a motor vehicle accident, and married Cindy Hensley, whose father Jim is an Arizona "beer baron."

"Republican Sen. John McCain reported a net worth of at least $830,705 but possibly as much as $1.2 million or more, excluding personal residences . . . McCain listed his wife, Cindy, as the source of most of his assets. . . the bulk of McCain's assets consisted of stock in three Glendale firms - Hensley & Co., a beer distributorship headed by his father-in-law; Western Leasing Co., which leases trucks and equipment; and Eagle Enterprises, which invests in real estate and stock." The Phoenix Gazette - May 19, 1987

"So why has Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., gone to unprecedented lengths to block reform of the Senate campaign finance system? Why does he oppose letting this important matter even come to a vote? Perhaps it's because he is a prime beneficiary of the special interest funding of congressional elections. "McCain raised over $2.5 million for his 1986 election . . . more than $760,000 of his campaign funds came from political action committee (PACs) . . . especially disturbing are the contributions to McCain's campaign coffers from PACs outside of Arizona." The Phoenix Gazette - December 8, 1987

"While Sen. John McCain's wife and father-in-law were investing with Charles H. Keating, Jr. in a shopping center, McCain was helping Keating battle federal regulators who questioned his operation of Lincoln Savings and Loan . . . [photo caption] Documents show that Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy, and father-in-law, James W. Hensley (second from right) are the largest investors in Fountain Square Shopping Center. Their partnership is managed by subsidiaries of American Continental Corp., run by Charles H. Keating, Jr. (right). But John McCain contends there was no conflict in his helping Keating battle federal regulators." The Arizona Republic - October 8, 1989

"Sen. John McCain had more than a constituent relationship with Charles H. Keating, Jr. prior to 1987 . . . the McCains - sometimes with their daughter and baby sitter - made at least nine trips at Keating's expense from August 1984 to August 1986 aboard either Keating's American Continental Corporation's jet or chartered planes and helicopters owned by Resorts International. Three of the trips were for vacations at Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas." The Arizona Republic - October 8, 1989

"McCain, in a radio talk-show appearance last week condemned disclosures of his family's ties to Keating as "irresponsible journalism." The Arizona Republic - October 17, 1989

" . . . both in telephone conversations with reporters and on a live radio talk show, the Republican senator was far from calm. He was agitated. Angry. And the way he dealt with unpleasant questions was to bully the questioners . . . 'You're a liar,' McCain snapped Sept. 29 when an Arizona Republic reporter asked him about business ties between his wife, Cindy McCain, and Keating . . . 'That's the spouse's involvement, you idiot,' McCain sneered later in the same conversation. 'You do understand English, don't you?' ". . . Not content with just bullying reporters, McCain tried belittling them: 'It's up to you to find that out, kids.' . . . McCain wasn't talking to liars. He wasn't talking to juveniles. The senator was talking to two reporters." The Arizona Republic - October 17, 1989

"Employees at Hensley & Co., a $100 million Anheuser-Busch distribution firm, also say that during McCain's first campaign for Congress, some workers were pressured into going door-to-door in neighborhoods to hand out McCain election pamphlets . . . Hensley employees say they must take the checks to work, where they are collected by supervisors. I asked one person if employees were assured that all contributions were voluntary . . . 'no way,' I was told. 'And my (spouse) and I aren't even registered (to vote). That's what makes us so mad." The Arizona Republic - November 1, 1989

"As a 100 percent, service-connected, disabled ex-prisoner of war, I sought help from John McCain when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and I needed help in regard to a claim for back service-connected disability compensation. I did so because I thought that as an ex-POW himself he could relate to my problem. When I could not reach him via letters to his office, I wrote to his home address. That was a very enlightening experience . . . my letter, addressed to the congressman, was opened by his wife, Cindy. She didn't like what she read, so she wrote me a nasty letter. Apparently John McCain isn't even capable of communicating on a one-to-one basis with someone who was a POW and returned from his experience in far worse physical condition than John McCain returned from his experience . . . M. "Shane" Schoenborn." The Phoenix Gazette - November 4, 1989

"Reporters also 'discovered' that the senator's wife and father-in-law invested $359,100.00 in one of Mr. Keating's projects in 1986 . . ." The Phoenix Gazette - November 13, 1989

"The liquor case is particularly intriguing as it resulted in criminal charges against Marley's subordinates, James and Eugene Hensley. If the last name sounds familiar, it's because James is papa to Cindy McCain, who is wife of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is infamous lately as a member of the Keating Five . . . Marley also has been a shadow figure in the 1976 slaying of Republic reporter Don Bolles. Bolles wrote extensively about Marley's lucky past. And about how the Hensleys (Marley's managers) bought Ruidso Downs racing track in New Mexico. He wrote about Eugene Hensley spending five years in federal prison for a skimming scam. And about the Hensleys selling their track to a buyer linked with Emprise Corp. And about Marley's liquor ties with Emprise . . . one of Bolles' final dispatches appeared as Marley was about to become a member of the Arizona Racing Commission - the agency that regulates racetracks, including those run at the time by Emprise . . . the story dispatched Marley's appointment. Two months later, a car bomb killed Bolles." The Phoenix Gazette - January 4, 1990

"Bradley J. Funk, an antique dealer linked to the 13-year-old Don Bolles murder case through his family's former ownership of dog-racing tracks, has died of a heart attack, authorities said Jan. 2 . . . Bolles, 47, a former investigative reporter with the Arizona Republic, died June 13, 1976, about 11 days after a dynamite-based bomb blew up beneath his car . . . in his last statement before lapsing into unconsciousness, he mentioned the Mafia, John Adamson and Emprise Corp., a Buffalo, N.Y. company with a far-flung sports empire which once included ownership of the Boston Bruins hockey team and the former Cincinnati Royals basketball franchise . . . now known as Delaware North Cos., Emprise was convicted in 1972 of a federal charge of conspiring to hide Mafia interest in a Las Vegas, Nev., casino . . . Emprise and the Funk family were partners in six dog-racing tracks in the state and the Prescott Downs horse track, and Bolles had ripped their operations in print." Arizona Business Gazette - January 5, 1990

Posted by: klouth1 | March 14, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Attacks like the one in this article against Obama will only get you facist republicans so far. Maybe 30 percent of the vote, you're base. The rest of the campaign will be on issues, and McCain, the biggest flip-flopper the world has every seen is going to tank in support. We are headed into a massive recession (stock market down 250 points today, Bear Stearns going into bankruptcy) and McCain can't even spell the word economy let alone say anything intelligent about it. This year, it's going to be like George Bush Sr., "It's the economy stupid!".

Posted by: personal109 | March 14, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I guess the republican propaganda machine is now in full swing. We Obama supporters are too smart for you guys, when our man is the nominee we'll be running circles around you guys and you'll see you're candidate McCain tank in the polls. Is this all you guys can dredge up on Obama, hahahahahahah, LOLROTF.
Just wait, we have so much stuff on McCain you guys won't know what hit you.

Posted by: personal109 | March 14, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

It pleases me to know that someone out there cares about the American voter. They are willing to give us the truth about Obama's past , present so we can make the right call about our futures.. Rev. Wright with his anti-semitic, anti-American, racial preaching from the pulpit is a disgrace in it self. Now to see Obama as any other calculating, cunning politician make my vote easies to make.

Posted by: jpannebecker | March 14, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA'S MINISTER SAID IT ALL,GO TO U TUBE AND VIEW IT FOR YOURSELF! I WOULD NOT VOTE FOR HIM IF HE WAS THE LAST DEM RUNNING FOR PRES!!!! NOW YOU PUT THE NEW GOV TO BE IN NY ON THE TICKET AND YOU WOULD HAVE A WINNER!!! OBAMA IS CLASSIFIED AS JESUS ON THAT VIDEO! "THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD'S BEFORE ME" HE IS NOT THE NEW GOD, HE IS A WANT TO BE! THE WAY THAT VIDEO WAS, I WOULD BE AFFRAID HE, OBAMA WOULD HAVE THE BLACKS AND WHITES AT WAR TO INHANCE HIS POPULARITY! TO HAVE A COUNTRY FREE OF RACSIST PEOPLE WOULD BE AN IDEAL WORLD, BUT WHEN A PREACHER, THAT OBAMA DEDICATED HIS BOOK TOO, BLASTS OFF IN A CHURCH ABOUT US WHITE FOLKS, NAMING HILLARY'S NAME IN HIS BLASFAMY IS DEGRADING TO THIS COUNTRY!OBAMA YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF YOU WERE PROBABLY SITTING THERE AT CHRISMAST WHEN HE SAID IT!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JBRACALE | March 14, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I didn't realize how bad it would be to vote for Obama until I started reading some of these posts. I thought because 75% of the voters in the Illinois primary voted for him that they would know him weel and must respect him, what he has accomplished and what he stands for. Now I just don't know. Who should we vote for then?

Posted by: ebaldwin | March 14, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

ebubuk2004:

I don't agree with your asertion(Mr. Obama's soaring rhetoric about the nation's need for a post-racial politics that "brings the American people together," his campaign at times has seemed overly sensitive about race. It also seems to want it both ways. Mr. Obama claims that his brand of politics transcends race, but at the same time he's using race as a shield to shut down important and legitimate arguments) However if you are able to show me specific instances that brought you to that conclution. I'd be willing to listen

Posted by: koolkrez | March 14, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama's soaring rhetoric about the nation's need for a post-racial politics that "brings the American people together," his campaign at times has seemed overly sensitive about race. It also seems to want it both ways. Mr. Obama claims that his brand of politics transcends race, but at the same time he's using race as a shield to shut down important and legitimate arguments.

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

The cowardness it takes to attack someone on these blogs never ceases to amaze me. Calling Michelle Obama homely, interjecting insuting comments about black girls haveing STD's. Calling people sodomites and saying they have dual genitalia. is just stupid. You can support you candidate with out being a mean spirited jerk. Also I know for a fact that none of you would allow yourself to out come from hiding behind your anonymous blog names and make these same attacks on people. The race baiting, people acting like being a muslim is synonomous with being a terroist is just disgusting. lets all of us be better than that. Why sully all this interest in the political process with sixth grade name calling and insults?

Posted by: koolkrez | March 14, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 14, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

ha, just the beginning. this guy's as crooked as Daley. the national folks try to not talk about it but do some searches on Obama in the chicago papers - tribune and suntimes are the biggest. for a real treat enter obama and rezko. don't take my word for it. look it up yourself. it'll come out eventually, no matter how much his adoring fans in the media wish it would not.

Posted by: crdavis23 | March 14, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Ok so Obama is a Crook. He isn't any differnet than any other politico.

Posted by: leonardrandel | March 14, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

When Obama changed his name from Barry Sororteo I think thats how you spell his last name why did he change it to Barack Hussein Obama?

Posted by: yankeenana2 | March 14, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts
Eminent psychiatrist makes case ideology is mental disorder

WASHINGTON - Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

Posted by: procco | March 14, 2008 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Hillary and Bill. You've managed to tear the party apart to the point that it likely won't be unified at the end of this campaign. You've done your country, your party, and yourselves proud.

Posted by: jameswhanger | March 14, 2008 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Hillary and Bill. You've managed to tear the party apart to the point that it likely won't be unified at the end of this campaign. You've done your country, your party, and yourselves proud.

Posted by: jameswhanger | March 14, 2008 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Hillary and Bill. You've managed to tear the party apart to the point that it likely won't be unified at the end of this campaign. You've done your country, your party, and yourselves proud.

Posted by: jameswhanger | March 14, 2008 1:10 AM | Report abuse

BARACK HUSSEIN MOHHAMED OBAMA IS BIGGER MAFIA MAN THAN RETZKO.
WHO IS OBAMA??HE IS NOBODY
FROM HAWAI ,HE WAS MAFIA LAWYER BEFORE HE GET TO RUN FOR ILLINOIS SENATE ON EMPTY BALLOT.
HE NEVER DID ANYTHING IN HIS LIFE BUT RUNNING FOR OFFICE.
EVEN HE CANT SPEAK FOR HIMSELF ,BUT HE HAS TO READ FROM THE SPEECHES.
hUSSEIN OBAMA IS NOBODY,HE IS NOT EVEN BLACK ,HE IS HAVE BLACK HAVE WHITE.i DONT KNOW WHY ALL THE BLACKS ARE VOTING FOR HIM!

Posted by: kendreik | March 13, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

svretard,

you called in a bunch of favors in Washington and got all the candidates checked out in detail.

What??? Did you really just say that?? Sry for the crudeness of this comment, but I nearly pissed myself on that one.

If you have such a wealth of resources to base your judgements on, then why in the hell are you posting the same crap over and over and over and over and over and over...

Glad your mystical contacts equipped you with so many resources.

Posted by: jencm | March 13, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

So after Svreader got all these bad "references" on Obama, it occurred to him that Obama would make the perfect running mate for Hillary?

Good Lord, but the man makes no sense. I wonder if he knows at this point that he has an unhealthy obsession with the Illinois senator.

My recommendation to him would be turn off the computer, TV, and radio, find a few books to read (preferably fiction), and tune out until after the election.

It's okay, Svreader, the world will survive without your input for a few months. Enjoy your time off.

Posted by: tjshire | March 13, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

TO DEFEND HILLARY, WITH LOGICAL POINTS TO PEOPLE WHO CAN READ THIS ARTICLE AND BE MISDIRECTED BY OBAMA FROM THE FACT THAT HE RESISTED RELEASING THESE RECORDS FOR MONTHS, AND TO PEOPLE WHO CAN BELIEVE OBAMA IS NOT RACIST WHEN HE BELONGS TO A CHURCH WHO'S MINISTER PREACHES RACISM AND OBAMA HAS BELONGED TO THIS CHURCH FOR 20 YEARS WOULD BE A WASTE OF TIME.

NO ONE HAS COME BACK AND EXPLAINED TO ME HOW THEY CAN READ THE ARTICLE I POSTED AND SEE THE VIDEO THAT IS SHOWING ON TV TODAY AND STILL SAY THIS MAN AND HIS MINISTER ARE NOT RACIST.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,337308,00.html

Posted by: chersplace | March 13, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is bought and paid for...she will never be transparent with her finances...my question is why hasn't white water been brought up yet? Hillary is as shady as they come. She has been corrupt for a long time.

Posted by: gdc95 | March 13, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey Hillary Supporters,

STILL waiting for you to defend your candidate.....please, tell us why it's not Hillary's fault that she has all these tawdry friends....
___________________

Check out the links to Hillary and her friends posted above. It's a who's who of the Clinton gang...Norman Hsu...Denise Rich...Chatwal. It's only a start.

None of you care to say anything about them, do you? Norman Hsu? Denise/Marc Rich (they are really rich by the way)? Didn't think so.

How much are you going to sell Lincoln Bedroom for if you win? A few cozy business deals for CGI? Maybe you'll throw in a pardon or two?

I know it's painful and disconcerting for you when us Obama folks point these things out. Howard and Co. are trying their best to have Americans forget these issues but most of us have pretty long memories.

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Thank God, half the Democrats will have Ralph Nader to be able to throw their support to! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 13, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Check out this picture of Hillary and Denise Rich. This must have been after Denise promised Hill that she was going to write a big check to Bubba's library:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,98756,00.html

Haha...it's fun calling you out!

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey Svreader,

Hillary likes Rezko. She thinks very highly of him. So does Bill. See the picture:

http://weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/blog/2008/01/photos_surfaces_of_hillary_cli.html

HAHA HAHA! They're chums!!

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

svreader complained today how much it was costing "a fortune" to be a Clinton ash wipe. Please tell us again svreader.

How much of your money have you lost wasting time on the internet?

Posted by: shrink2 | March 13, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

iowatreasures, I too am interested in your primary sources and not all the hearsay that you put on this blog. Please give me verifiable, objective evidence to your claims so I can read and/or listen to them for myself. Thank you.

Posted by: meldupree | March 13, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

svreader, I have asked from you primary sources to the youtube.com tape. You have produced nothing to this day. Why won't you produce primary sources? Because you have none! Your credibility quotient is at an all-time low, so no believes you (except for a few brain-impaired people). Stop wasting time, keystrokes and breathe on your stupid charges. Just go buh-bye! Say goodnight.

Posted by: meldupree | March 13, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

"It appears that Barack Obama, allegedly decent guy and agent of "change" in Washington, requested an earmark in 2006 for $1 million taxpayer dollars for the hospital where his wife works. Said hospital, by the way, gave Michelle Obama a huge raise (nearly $200,000, more than doubling her salary) in 2005 after Barack got elected to the United States Senate. " Redstate

Posted by: postlogin | March 13, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

LMFAO! Obasama's Preacher just SUNK HIM!

On O'Reiley-Obasam'a Preacher: (Among other uncomplimentary things) "Not God Bless America, God D@MN America!"(for things against Blacks!-among other things)! :-(

Don't just take MY word for it-Watch it for yourselves! :-(

Posted by: rat-the | March 13, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Wow, a liberal Dick Cheney! Wait, d@mn, so they really are siblings! I thought Obambi was only kidding. Yikes!

Posted by: Umbria | March 13, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

LMFAO! :-o

Obasama's Preacher JUST SUNK HIM!

On O'Reily-Barack's Preacher "Not God Bless America, God DAMN America!"

Don't believe ME! Watch it for yourself! :-(

Posted by: rat-the | March 13, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Barrack Obama is a sleazy politician who gives great speeches and is a Master of Misdirection. These are the only things he is good at.

For months he resists releasing information and then when he releases it he acts like he's done something great and again points the finger at Clinton.
And his followers fall for it

The same as his campaign digging up a remark from Ferraro from weeks ago and calling all the media to send it out and then saying the Clinton campaign is making race an issue.

I cannot believe that people who read the above article come to this conclusion.

I would love to know how the Obama supporters can read the following article and twist it into him not belonging to a racist church. There is nothing Christian about his minister.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,337308,00.html

Posted by: chersplace | March 13, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Taking responsibility:

"Over the course of my public life, I have insisted--I believe correctly--that people regardless of their position or power take responsibility for their conduct," Eliot Spitzer said. "I can and will ask no less of myself. For this reason, I am resigning from the office of governor."

Weasling:

"I did not have sex with that woman" Clinton said, "Miss Lewinsky, not one time ..."

Why put the latter back in the White House?

Time to move on ...

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | March 13, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

JohnHa --

No. I started off doing it between other work, but far too often people will address comments directly to me and I take time to respond.

Before the election got underway, I called in a bunch of favors in Washington and got all the candidates checked out in detail.

The most interesting information came from the staffers who do the actual work.

They all gave high marks to Hillary and said that all Obama ever talked about or spent time on was his image.

Contacts higher up told me that Hillary is highly respected on both sides of the isle.

I used multiple references for each candidate.

The references on Obama were so universally negative that I went the extra step and had him checked out in Chicago and then went farther back to contacts who had known him at Harvard.

I've never gotten such a bad set of references on a well known politician.

I've never gotten the kind of negatives I've gotten aboutu Obama with respect to any senior person at all.

I'm not going to be the least bit surprised to see him indicited.

What he did in Chicago shows such a complete lack of concern for one's fellow human beings that its chilling.

This is a very poor method of getting the word out.

When I found out about the book "Obama's Slums" I found that lots of other people are following similar leads.

They write far better than I, and have access to a much wider base of readers, listeners, and viewers.

I need to pull back and leave it in their hands.

This takes far too much of my time and its not worth the grief I get from Obama's "groupies"

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Gee, one of Obama's fundraisers is a card-carrying member of the "military industrial complex". How about that.

Posted by: bobmoses | March 13, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Oh God.....we democrats are SOooo in trouble. :(

Posted by: Georgiapeac21556 | March 13, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

If the real Obama was anything like his public image, he'd be a great guy and have my vote.

The problem is that he's nothing like that.

The real Obama is a master manipulator, He has the extreme kind of skill in that area seen in cult leaders like Jim Jones and in serial killers like Jeffrey Dhamer.

Have you watched the video?

If you haven't please do and then come back to this note.

Obama didn't care one bit about the poor people who elected him and lived in the slums he funneled $100M of taxpayer money to his friend and chief campaign contributor Tony Rezko for repairs, and the buildings were never touched.

Obama isn't any good at doing actual work.

He's a big talker. That's all.

He's also incredibly good at manipulating people by telling them what htey want to hear.

I checked him out in detail and the references I got back said don't touch him with a ten foot poll.

The guy is bad news.

Please look at the video and do your own research on the net, starting by googling "Obama lies"

He's a super-salesman master manipulator.

He doesn't deserve your support or your vote.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

svreader, you seem to post an impressive number of Obama-bashing messages. Actually, it seems to be more or less your day job. You sure you are not affiliated with the campaign of a competing candidate?

Posted by: JohnHa | March 13, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,


He's a big talker. That's all. SOUNDS LIKE YOU.

I checked him out in detail and the references I got back said don't touch him with a ten foot poll. YEAH, YOU MUST HAVE BEEN COOPERATING WITH THE FBI/CIA AND KGB. DID YOU HAVE ASSISTANCE FROM THE MOSSAD TOO?

The guy is bad news. PROFOUND OBSERVATION.

Please look at the video and do your own research on the net, starting by googling "Obama lies" I PUNCHED IN "HILLARY LIES" AND GOT A LOT MORE HITS.

He's a super-salesman master manipulator. HILLARY IS THE "SUPER-SALESWOMAN MASTER MANIPULATOR"

HAHA...SVREADER...HAHA YOU STILL CAN'T RESPOND TO ANYONE'S POST, CAN YOU? MORON.

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Well the truth is finally coming out from the people in Chicago who actually witnessed who Obama is and what kind of politician, yes politician he really is. Hopefully, it's not too late for the rest of America who vote in their upcoming primaries to really do their homework on the two remaining candidates. I said on this blog a long time ago, America cannot afford to elect another president who is all talk and regrettable actions.

Posted by: jeiken | March 13, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to change Washington. Why? So he can take care of his cronies? Perhaps he can parden Mr. Rasko, to cover his dirty trail.

Fortunately, I don't think he would have the chance to do that. If he is nominated, he would lose big in November, perhaps losing 40+ states. Simple mathematics is clear: The black votes he counted on to win the primaries will constitute only 13% in general election, not the 30 to 50 % in the primaries.

On the other hand, the 25% white votes he is getting in the primaries will be significantly diluted in the general election to perhaps less than 20%. Plus he will lose the Hispanic votes, the mathematics is simply - it is impossible for him to win.

Posted by: gwshening | March 13, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

If the real Obama was anything like his public image, he'd be a great guy and have my vote.

The problem is that he's nothing like that.

The real Obama is a major manipulator, He has the extreme kind of skill in that area seen in cult leaders like Jim Jones and in serial killers like Jeffrey Dhamer.

Have you watched the video?

If you haven't please do and then come back to this note.

Obama didn't care one bit about the poor people who elected him and lived in the slums he funneled $100M of taxpayer money to his friend and chief campaign contributor Tony Rezko for repairs, and the buildings were never touched.

Obama isn't any good at doing actual work.

He's a big talker. That's all.

He's also incredibly good at manipulating people by telling them what htey want to hear.

I checked him out in detail and the references I got back said don't touch him with a ten foot poll.

The guy is bad news.

Please look at the video and do your own research on the net, starting by googling "Obama lies"

He's a super-salesman master manipulator.

He doesn't deserve your support or your vote.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

YesWecanForFREE

Did you possibly get the numbers from the tax returns Senator Obama made public. I would love to have the opportunity to be as critical about Hillary and Bill Clinton's income, but, alas, we don't have the numbers!

Posted by: old_europe | March 13, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Could Hillary Clinton possibly be any more disingenuous? Not only could she not take a stand against the war in Iraq, she can't even take a stand on terrorism!

Listen to her speak with her own words about how we should try to "understand" terrorists and how terrorism is simply a "tool" used throughout history to achieve objectives. She talks about the terrorist group the LTTE (The Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka) which has killed over 60,000 people, committed more suicide bombings than all other terrorist groups in the world combined, and is responsible for the assassination of the Prime Minister of India.

In her own words...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z_olqBDnxA

http://www.asiantribune.com/index.php?q=node/8699

Could this sympathy have anything to do with the LTTE terrorist supporters fundraising for Hillary Clinton (Google: Hillary LTTE). I guess the same way Hillary Clinton could not vote "no" for the Iraq war, she's not really capable of saying that terrorism against civilians is completely unacceptable in a civilized society and that there could be no justification for acts of terrorism regardless of the "objectives."

We can do so much better with Obama without such sleazy and self-serving politics!

Posted by: BethesdaMD | March 13, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Hey Hillary Supporters,

Check out the links to Hillary and her friends posted above. It's a who's who of the Clinton gang...Norman Hsu...Denise Rich...Chatwal. It's only a start.

None of you care to say anything about them, do you? Norman Hsu? Denise/Marc Rich (they are really rich by the way)? Didn't think so.

How much are you going to sell Lincoln Bedroom for if you win? A few cozy business deals for CGI? Maybe you'll throw in a pardon or two?

I know it's painful and disconcerting for you when us Obama folks point these things out. Howard and Co. are trying their best to have Americans forget these issues but most of us have pretty long memories.

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

YesWeCanForFree

What's is substantial...post the previous year's number?

Posted by: ovwong | March 13, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

No wonder Michelle Obama cashed in $365,000.00 last year which is substantial increase over previous year paycheck.

Very disturbing indeed!

Posted by: YesWeCanForFREE | March 13, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

We are all shocked, shocked to find evidence of hypocrisy from Obama and his campaign. He will be showing us a new way! We refuse to believe this of our Dear Leader! We would never dare to disbelieve his claim that he will change Washington! All power to our glorious beloved leader! (Hope the furniture in the West Wing is nailed down tight).

Posted by: dyinglikeflies | March 13, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

At least he doesn't hold back and is transparent. Hillary supporters, can you say the same thing about Clinton?

Here is the link to see ALL of his earmarks, provided by the Obama campaign

http://answercenter.barackobama.com/cgi-bin/barackobama.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=172&p_created=1205426026&p_sid=TNlxoC-i&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MSwxJnBfcHJvZHM9JnBfY2F0cz

And here is the actual earmark description if you want to know everything about it.

Obama Requested $8 Million And Helped Secure $1.3 Million For The High Explosive Air Burst Technology Program. In 2006, Obama requested $8 million and helped secure $1.3 million for High Explosive Air Burst Technology funding. Through General Dynamics, this project supported the 25mm Bushmaster cannon, the primary weapon on the Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) and the US Marines' Light Armor Vehicle (LAV). Under contract for System Design and Demonstration (SDD), GD-OTS is developing a Family of Ammunition for the Army's Future Combat System (FCS) to include a High Explosive Air Burst (HEAB) round. This program will upgrade the capability of the current forces BFV and LAV. Additional funding for the 25mm HEAB for the SFV and LAV will ensure this program will run effectively during its planned service until 2051. [House Report 109-676 (109th Congress); Obama Request Letter To The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, 2006]

Posted by: ovwong | March 13, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

SVReader is a gentleman and a scholar. He is trying to tell you something important. This election is about power and money and greed.

Obama is dangling at the end of the puppet string that Auchi and Rezko have created for him. Obama will not dare to do their bidding - Auchi was Saddam Hussein's front man, his money launderer, his corporation to funnel money from oil for food program to be divered and used for arms for Saddam Hussein, and to bribe foreign countries and individuals to do Saddam Hussein's bidding.

Can't you see that if Auchi has that kind of influence over foreign countries, and was able to steal billions of dollars from the UN Oil for Food program, that Obama is small potatoes for Auchi through Rezko.

Obama has received financial gain from Auchi - political contributions and needed help to buy a mansion in Chicago that he and Michelle Obama wanted but couldn't afford.

Rezko's wife purchased an INACCESSIBLE vacant lot next door to the mansion the same day the Obama's purchased the mansion for $300,000 less than the asking price.

Some of the money for these transactions came from an illegal loan from Auchi to Rezko a couple of weeks before the sale.

Obama is beholden to the Auchi/Rezko association. Now, today, I read that Obama did "drop ins" for Rezko whenever Auchi would show up in Chicago, or when middle eastern bankers would show up for a meeting, Rezko would call Obama and Obama would make his appearance to support Rezko's courting of those people and their investment monies.

The whole thing isn't going to pass muster when John McCain gets hold of Obama. The Republicans are just waiting on this information, figuring they can use Obama to knock out Hillary, then Obama will be a cinch to knock over.

The Pentagon and the FBI and the French Government are involved in prosecuting Auchi, and the Pentagon and the FBI here are investigating Rezko here (his trial is now on going.)

I read today that the FBI has surveilled Obama numerous times attending these "drop in meetings" for Rezko as recently as a year or two ago. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | March 13, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

svreader:

Give it a rest buddy...you spew stupid, unsupported accusations on many of the blogs that I see, certainly on the WaPo. Don't you have a job? Of course, it doesn't take long to cut and paste...

At least spew something interesting and not just name-calling. You just waste space.

Posted by: michael4 | March 13, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

You are so adept at cutting and pasting. Amazing. Originality doesn't seem to be part of your playbook. You really must be a Clinton supporter.

To the other readers on this forum, apologies for the multiple posts today but I do get a kick out of pointing out the hypocricy of the Clintons. BHO is too classy to remind voters of the tawdry and seamy underside of the Clinton operation.

Svreader...again...sorry to burst your bubble.

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the typos, it's going on midnight here I'm tired and it shows.

Meant to say: the focus may(!) well shift...and, of course, You(!) find some links...

Posted by: old_europe | March 13, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

This is a curious thread. I have seen troll infested blogs, but not here. At least not so bad. But that's neither here nor there. Taking a look at hard facts will take us further I think. I admit, neither the Rezko case, nor the earmark mentioned above is what I would like to see from any candidate. But in Obama's case I get to see it. He even lays it out for the voters to see. An informed choice is what most want to make and he gives out information. I will yet have to find similar reports by the Clinton campaign.

Meanwhile, the focus my well shift to the economy, small surprise, given the news. Yu find some links to todays dire news and some information on the Clinton and Obama tax plans here:

http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/its-the-economy-stupid-part-2/

Posted by: old_europe | March 13, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Hillary has made 2.3 billion dollars in earmarks during her Senate career (LA Times) and that is umpteen times more than Obama. One of her earmarks was for a giant mall in Syracruse NY and the developer then did a lot of wonderful fundraising for her. Clinton won't release her earmarks because they are so tainted I bet that she would never live it down. Just like she won't release all her tax returns because she has very dubious connections to lobbyists and people like Ron Burkle and Frank Giustra.

Posted by: goldie2 | March 13, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

CNN just played a video of a Rev Wright Sermon, telling his congregation that Obama was poor. This must have been before his purchase of a 1.6 million mansion. I wish I was that poor. These are examples that Obama is paying folks for there support through taxpayers money.

Posted by: Skinsfan1978 | March 13, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Svreader, hmm...sounds like you are getting frustrated..haha.

"Obama supporters cover their ears and eyes to prevent new information from coming in."

- YOU HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO A SINGLE QUESTION POSED TO YOU ABOUT HILLARY OR HER BACKGROUND. THIS COMMENT IS A COMPLETE JOKE.

"The whole thing is moot anyway."

- ACTUALLY, IT'S NOT "MOOT". HILLARY'S BACKGROUND AND THE PEOPLE SHE HAS ASSOCIATED WITH DURING HER SELF-PROCLAIMED "35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE" ARE CENTRAL TO WHY SHE IS UNFIT TO OCCUPY THE OVAL OFFICE.

"The truth is coming out and it most likely land Obama in Jail."

- ACTUALLY, HE'S GOING TO END UP IN THE OVAL OFFICE. SORRY ON THAT ONE.

To paraphrase one of your innane catch phrases, "I hate to burst your bubble".

Keep on posting your drivel. It only underscores how dense Billary's suppporters are. You must be part of the Hillcult!!!

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a real jerk.

Obama let the people who elected him in Chicago rot in slums when he was supposed to get them decent housing after he funneled $100M to his friend Rezko.

It was Obama's responsibility to make sure his voters got what they paid for.

He didn't do his job.

He didn't care what happened to them.

He only cared about himself.

Does winning the primaries mean so much to Obama's groupies that they abandon all principle?

How can they even THINK of supporting a man who did what Obama did in Chicago to the poorest of the poor who elected him???

Please Watch this report on Obama, Obama's slums, Rezko, and $100M of wasted taxpayer money, from Channel 5, Chicago's most respected TV news program.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related

I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but the real Obama is a really bad guy

Obama has a very carefully crafted image.

Its about as far from reality as can be imagined.

The real Obama is cold, calculating, and manipulative.

He only cares about himself.

The real Obama is crooked as a horse-shoe.

The real Obama let the people who elected him state senator suffer and die in Slums that he funneled $100M of Government money to his friend Rezko to repair, but were never even touched.

That's the real Obama.

He's arrogant, incompetent, and only cares about himself.

His carefully crafted image is as fake as Bush's was.

Will America make the same mistake again?

For all our sakes, I hope not.

Its astounding that anyone, especially any person of color, would support Obama knowing what he did to the last bunch of people stupid enough to buy his pitch.

The guy totally shafted his own people.

What a Creep.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

General Dynamics is a multi-billion dollar corporation, to which a $1.3 million research grant would by an almost meaningless percentage of daily turnover. And any profits that amount would generate, even for a very large shareholder would hardly amount to a few pennies. And the "fund-raiser" named has only generated $200,000 for a campaign which received more than $55 million in February alone. Chill out people!

Posted by: davidirby | March 13, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama Supporters --

Its cost me a fortune to spend the time I do posting on these boards.

Its obvious your parents did a very poor job raising you and teaching you to think for yourselves and to think carefully before getting involved with causes.

Like the Hitler Youth and Mao's Red Guards, you are in love with your leader without having any clue about who he really is.

The good news is that Obama will be stopped, either in the primaries or the general election.

Everybody I know will vote for McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee.

The truth will be the end of Obama-mania.

Just as it is with all cults.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

You're quickly becoming convinced it is a waste of your time?

You have been here for months posting this stuff. That is quickly?

The rest of us have known you were wasting your time from the moment (about 6 weeks ago) you proposed Clinton and Obama join forces, with Obama taking the VP slot.

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | March 13, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

svreader, thanks for the comic relief. I am glad to see so many people are aware, as you seem not to be.

Yes, it's easy to see you are posting under multiple accounts.


Those of us who are internet vets know a troll when we see one. This is sad. So very sad.

Politics are not only interesting but important. You are mking a mockery oout of one of our most important processes. This is a shame.

Please, bring up your post a few notches. Try using READ TACT and social skills becoming of an adult in the 21st century.

With Regards,
Vance McDaniel


Posted by: vance1 | March 13, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

SVreader, do you just watch that video over and over?

I honestly think you got problems.

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | March 13, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

story --

I only post under my own name, and I'm quickly becoming convinced its a total waste of my time.

Some people just need to learn the hard way.

Obama cultists are clearly in that group.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

SVreader = Lunatic

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | March 13, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

mhitcons --

I've posted a "smoking gun" over and over.

Its all there in the video.

What are you smoking???

Please Watch this report on Obama, Obama's slums, Rezko, and $100M of wasted taxpayer money, from Channel 5, Chicago's most respected TV news program.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related

I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but the real Obama is a really bad guy

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

I hope all these stupid posts are by SVreader under multiple user names. If not the world is in a sad state, because it means there are quite a few idiots on the loose.

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | March 13, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

serena --

Have you even bothered to watch the video, or do any other research about Obama's history?

Have you read the NYT report about his dismal performance in the Senate?

Re-read my previous comment about "Cults"

You're acting like one by screening out any infomation that might cause you to re-consider who you're backing.

Hillary isn't perfect, but Obama is a disaster and what he did in Chicago cost the lives of the very people who had voted him into office.

I'm clearly wasting my time on people like you.

Obama supporters cover their ears and eyes to prevent new information from coming in.

The whole thing is moot anyway.

The truth is coming out and it most likely land Obama in Jail.

That's where he belongs.

He's a worse guy than you can possibly imagine.

You'll see.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Obama. Keep things transparent.

Posted by: storyofthefifthpeach | March 13, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Like many who read the comments within the Washington Post, I've become increasing concerned about the mental health of the Republican's best friend, svreader.

Since I've read some of the posts svreader has recommended and haven't found the smoking gun, rip roaring scandal or utter treason svreader represents, I asked several of my friends in the mental health profession to read both the columns recommended by svreader and the comments written by svreader.

After they finished laughing, all agreed that svreader's posting patterns are indicative of either a highly disordered mind or the manipulations of professional Republican mudslinger, who is getting two for one by seemingly representing the Clinton campaign while maligning the Obama campaign.

Personally I only hope that svreader will get back on his or her meds and give those of us who want a real discussion, not an inane rant, a break.

In the meantime, and I certainly include myself in this admonition, we should all help svreader with his or her recovery by ignoring svreader's comments.

Posted by: mhitchons | March 13, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

svreader .. How many times are you going to copy and paste that same post on Obama?

I've seen it several times. Geeeesh!

So, Obama releases info and challenges Clinton to do the same. Ok.. Where is Clintons disclosure? I don't see any.. Go figure.

Yes, I agree to a poster above .. Do the research!

Clinton and Obama have almost identical records people.

GO FIGURE!

The difference?

Obama has gotten things done without pissing off nearly as many people.

And let's not compare bills passed..etc etc.. YES.. DO THE RESEARCH! Real research, not this RESEARCHING THE BLOGS CRAP!

I am a republican for crying out loud. In any other year, I would be enjoying the dysfunctional dems, but this year is too important.

WAKE UP!

Posted by: vance1 | March 13, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Gdc95, THANK YOU for your service to our nation.

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

CNN did an expose' about the candidates' ties with lobbyists.

McCain's entire campaign staff consists of lobbyists with big ties to an array of various corporations including telecoms and defense contractors.

Two people with Hillary's campaign have ties to telecom corporations.

Obama's lobbyist apparently has ties to "environmental interests." LOL

Obama having released his earmarks is a step toward transparency. He is a man of his word. Actions speak volumes.

In contrast Hillary has yet to release her records as First Lady and her tax returns so it is even less likely she will release her earmarks.

Secrecy in government is a hotbed for the abuse of power and corruption as we have seen historically and especially during the past 7 years.


*** svreader

Why do you waste your time perpetuating mistruths, myths and fairy tales about Obama?

Doing so is a disservice to Hillary's campaign and a discredit to your own self.

Why should anyone take you seriously now and/or in the future?

Resorting to making absurd and erroneous false accusations really says a lot more about you than Obama.

Furthermore whether directly tied to a campaign, each person is an representative agent -- surrogate -- of the candidate you support.


Posted by: serena1313 | March 13, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

I've informed myself about the Clintons' background a great deal as you can tell from my posts. You obviously have not.

By the way, have you framed that picture of Hillary/Bubba and your buddy Rezko yet. It's mantle material. Good times!!

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Not sure how it can cost you a fortune to post...you say the same thing every time. Did the Clintons not give the latest talking points?

Hint - it's not about Rezko anymore since Hillary and Bill also have associated with him. The new talking point is that he's a racist because he disagreed with Gerry Ferraro's assertion that being a black man named Obama is the easieset path to the presidency. Get with the program, okay!!

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama Supporters --

Its cost me a fortune to spend the time I do posting on these boards.

Its obvious your parents did a very poor job raising you and teaching you to think for yourselves and to think carefully before getting involved with causes.

Like the Hitler Youth and Mao's Red Guards, you are in love with your leader without having any clue about who he really is.

The good news is that Obama will be stopped, either in the primaries or the general election.

Everybody I know will vote for McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee.

The truth will be the end of Obama-mania.

Just as it is with all cults.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Check out this whopper about Hillary and Mayor Samuel Rivera, who was arrested in an FBI corruption sting operation. More proof that the Clintons only associate with people of the highest ethics.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/clinton-supporter-arrested-in-nj-corruption-sting/

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

svreader, I never post comments, but you are the one who is truly lost here. I am educated. I have 2 undergrad degrees and a master's. I served in the US Marine Corps for 8 years in the Infantry and Recon. 1 tour in Afghanistan and 2 in Iraq. My parents raised me well. They are pretty conservative, but I have made up my own mind that the Iraq War is wrong. Why? B/c I fought it...I was in Falluja in 2004 during Op. Phantom Fury. I am with Obama and so are many other VETS!!! I guess us Vets can't make up our OWN mind can we?

Posted by: gdc95 | March 13, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

This svreader commenter doesn't make any sense. Obama got money to have the slums fixed up and cleaned. If the money wasn't used wisely is that his fault? He worked as a community organizer when instead he could've gotten a high paying job with a Harvard degree. So he's a bad bad guy? Svreader sounds like Bush who looked in Putin's soul and saw a good man..and he was wrong. You dont know Jack svreader..admit it.

Posted by: cmsatown | March 13, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Here's a picture of Hill and her buddy Peter F. Paul...who was fraundulenty induced to make a 1.2 million in-kind contribution to Hillary's 2000 senate campaign in exchange for Bubba to be a rainmaker for this company once he left the White House. Paul claims that Bubba backed out of the $17 million deal, and his company collapsed.

Oh yeah, and by the way, when the company collapsed, people LOST their jobs...people suffered.

I hate to burst your bubble...haha


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,305485,00.html

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Haha!! Hard to be called out, doesn't it.

Here's a picture of Hillary with David Rosen, who was indicted for lying to the FEC. Wow, they sure to associate with some quality people...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/04/AR2005100401150.html

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama Supporters --

Its cost me a fortune to spend the time I do posting on these boards.

Its obvious your parents did a very poor job raising you and teaching you to think for yourselves and to think carefully before getting involved with causes.

The good news is that Obama will be stopped, either in the primaries or the general election.

Everybody I know will vote for McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee.

The truth will be the end of Obama-mania.

Just as it is with all cults.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

"Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing 'God Bless America' but 'God damn America.'"

Posted by: postlogin | March 13, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

KAM3 --

Obama LIED about his connection with Rezko during the debates on national TV.

Rezko was Obama's largest campaign contributor and Obama worked for Syrian Slumlord Rezko.

Anyone can get a picture taken with a politician.

It doesn't mean anything.

This whole thing is just a game to you right???

You are an immature jerk.

Go back to your cult friends.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Hillary likes Rezko. She thinks very highly of him. So does Bill. See the picture:

http://weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/blog/2008/01/photos_surfaces_of_hillary_cli.html

HAHA HAHA

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

KAM3 --

Then vote for McCain, because Obama's slicker, more corrupt, and colder and more heartless than politician I've ever seen.

Do your homework on the guy.

He's bad news.

Google "Obama lies"

Hillary has been playing "patty cake" with Obama and holding back on information on just how horrible a guy he actually is out of respect for the Democratic party, just in case he winds up being the nominee.

Republicans will let him have it with everything out there, and he'll be lucky if he doesn't go to jail.

Rezko can sing at any time, and I hope he does as soon as possible.

Otherwise, its going to be "President McCain"

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Hillary has been (if you click on the Google chart on the link below) making gains on her Internet Stats as well- says something, when her figures are rising and it appears as of now Barack's are declining.... Interesting...

Barack vs Hillary Internet Analysis:

http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=53

Posted by: davidmwe | March 13, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Haha...here's another one of your beloved Hillary and her friend Chatwal...look at what he's wearing!!! Maybe BHO should use this in an new TV spot...consorting with someone that wears "muslim" garb? OMG

Oh, by the way, the IRS pursued him for approximately $4 million in unpaid business taxes, while New York state placed a lien seeking more than $5 million in taxes. He forfeited a building to New York City on which he was delinquent on property taxes and was sued by federal regulators seeking to recoup millions of dollars in loans from a failed bank where he served as a director.

http://www.nriinternet.com/NRIdemocratic/American/A_Z/C/Hillary_Clinton/index.htm

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

k_hamsom -

It was Obama's disctrict, Obama got Rezko the funding to do the slum repairs that were never done, and Rezko was Obama's largest campaign contributor, and Obama's close friend and campaign advisor.

I guess if you want Obama so much that you're willing to forgive him for using hard drugs and commiting multiple felonies, the fact that poor people who voted for Obama froze to death in his slums doesn't bother you at all.

I pity you guys. You really are a cult.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Here's one of Hill and her buddy Norman Hsu. He's a real stand-up guy. The kind of folks that undoubtedly would be called to duty in a Hillary administration.

http://www.againsthillary.com/2007/09/14/clinton-hsu-a-continuation-of-chinagate/

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

KAM3 --

The Clintons are saints compared to Obama, but if the idea of a woman president threatens your ego too much, vote for McCain.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

svreader, your analysis of the youtube video is ridiculous. Is that your standard for investigative journalism? Did you hold stories about Bush and Clinton to the same standard? You know who is a bad man? YOU!

Posted by: k_hamsun | March 13, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

lhummer --

Like Kevinschmidt, you think you're cute by re-posing my writing with the names reversed.

You just prove youself to be a koolaid drinking mindless robotic idiot.

I'm clearly wasting my time on people like you.

You have no capacity for independent thought.

Enjoy your cult while it lasts.

The rest of America is waking up.

Barry Obama should be in jail.

The truth will be the end of Barry Obama.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Svreader,

Check out this picture of Hillary and Denise Rich. This must have been after Denise promised Hill that she was going to write a big check to Bubba's library:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,98756,00.html

Posted by: KAM3 | March 13, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

svreader: is this what you meant to write?

Clinton has a very carefully crafted image.
Its about as far from reality as can be imagined.
The real Clinton is cold, calculating, and manipulative.
She only cares about herself.
The real Clinton is crooked as a horse-shoe.
The real Clinton accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from Norman Hsiu, who is now a convicted felon and serving time in prison. And then there's Whitewater, Travelgate, Bill Clinton's numerous affairs and lies and the "vast right wing conspiracy, etc.
That's the real Clinton.
She's arrogant, incompetent, and only cares about herself.
Her carefully crafted image is as fake as Bush's was.
Will America make the same mistake again?
For all our sakes, I hope not.

Posted by: lhummer | March 13, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters --

For your own sake, as well as that of the rest of the country, I hope Obama is soundly defeated during the primaries.

You've fallen for a world class con man.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I admire him for his integrity, there is something great about someone who has nothing to hide.
He is brilliant, and far from naive,We are looking at one of the greatest political minds of the 21st Century.
Hmm, I dare Clinton and Mcaine to do likewise

Posted by: Phoenix4 | March 13, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

As a comparison, from the NY Sun, in 2005, Sen. Clinton co-sponsored $123million in defense industry earmarks not wanted by the defense department. See link below.

http://www.nysun.com/article/24957?page_no=1

Posted by: steveboyington | March 13, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

In respects to cocaine use... Bush used coaine in his younger days and was still elected so that is BS.

Posted by: m.milrod | March 13, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

THe anti-war candidate . . . biggest fundraisers made billions off the war.
THe change candidate . . . came up through a corrupt political machine in Chicago and his buddy Rezko.
The unifier. . . goes to church that spews hate and racism.
The stand up guy . . . who votes present on controversial issues to save his butt and protect his cronies.
YUK. Please, look at the facts . . . not what you would like to be true.

Posted by: jaywpat | March 13, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Interesting article regarding Obama's role in discussions involving a state health planning board that Rezko is accused of improperly influencing. I do not dislike Obama, but we definitely do not know everything we should about him . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/us/11rezko.html

Posted by: sapark_98 | March 13, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

hmmmm.... HRC: $380 million in earmarks. BHO: $91 million. methinks the "fun" has just begun. and no i didn't mean for that rhyme.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I worked for a General Dynamics subsidiary for many years. If you folks think that getting $1.3 million in research funding would even get their attention, you don't know the defense industry.

That is insignificant in their world, and not worthy of raised eyebrows. My guess is that there are dozens of Senators that routinely fund General Dynamics projects 10 times or more in size on a routine basis.

Unless you find that the military did not want that funding, and that Obama was the reason the funding was spent, it is a non-issue.

Silly season continues.

Posted by: steveboyington | March 13, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

CPCook,

wipe the drool off the side of your mouth and post comments AFTER hillary publishes her earmarks.

he "funneled" money to a huge defense contractor not to a friend. at least it's not the Saudis...again, keep your forked-tongue in your mouth until the devil (HRC) publishes her earmarks and taxes. THEN we'll see some corruption.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

To jkallen001.... you can try to divert the topic/attention elsewhere but that fact remains that Obama diverted taxpayer dollars to benefit a friend. Does that sound like something Cheney will do?

Posted by: CPCook | March 13, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

THIS JUST IN!!!!

CPCook has an IQ of 57 and uses crayons to draw on his place mat when he goes to Applebees!

...we will keep you posted on this breaking story...

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

To jkallen001... are you on crack or something? (Sorry if that sounded racist.) Not everybody who gives an unflattering observation or comment to Obama is a Hillary supporter. BTW, is this the Obama campaign tactic... for every bad news, divert the attention elsewhere?

Also, the topic here is the news about Obama funneling money to his friend.

Posted by: CPCook | March 13, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

ebubuk 2004 has no substance just ignorance and hatred this poster is empty inside!!!!

Posted by: djwinfield | March 13, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG

Posted by: ebubuk2004
++++++++++++++++++++++++++
And I hope he kicks your ASS!!!

Posted by: djwinfield | March 13, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I see the Republicans and Hillary's camp are in bed together against OBama - I see -Michelle Obama can run rings around McCains wife the ex-drug user and thied wife of McCain. He cheated on his second wife for this wife. There are no words for Hillary you all already know.

Hillary and McCain gave birth to ebubuk2004's and svreader!!

Posted by: djwinfield | March 13, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mathew Moron. Where are details of Hillary's earmarks? Are they so large you are scared to even touch them?

Posted by: middlerd1 | March 13, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

CPCook,

you might want to hold your forked-tongue until AFTER hillary publishes her earmarks....excuse me, IF she publishes them.

also, where are her tax returns again? for the last EIGHT YEARS!!??

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

1.3 million Dollars is nothing to this huge corporation...common......write a story that matters.

Posted by: rj.paul | March 13, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Barry Obambi is a MUSLIM

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

General Dynamics has annual revenue of $27 billion. An $8 million earmark is a drop in the bucket. He's funding the project, not the company. And there are only so many defense contractors, so in order for this to be really insiduous he'd have to basically not take money from anyone in the defense industry.

No there there. Try again next week?

Posted by: niq | March 13, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot THUG
Barry Obambi is another Kwame Kilpatrick of Detriot. THUG

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

CPCook,

why don't you read about Hillary and Bill's upcoming trial in October and THEN talk. ok?

for every negative attack you provide for BHO I can supply three for HRC.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

So, it actually pays to be an Obama supporter. One could get funding from an earmark. Nice job Obama. At least we know that Obama is a fast learner. How long has he been in Washington?

Posted by: CPCook | March 13, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS!!!!

trace-sc has two sets of genitalia, which it used to produce it's own spawn! A scientific marvel indeed!

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

To jkallen001...

Sure... The earmark was for a defense contractor who just happens to be Obama's finance chairman. Now, let's define political patronage...

BTW, it would be nice drop the name calling because it distracts us from the real issue here. The issue here is: Obama funneled money to his finance chairman.

Posted by: CPCook | March 13, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Boy, Michelle Obama is Homley.
She unattractive to be a first Lady.
She is to ANGRY tt be a first Lady

Posted by: ebubuk2004
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I wonder what you look like and you are too stupid to post!!!!

Posted by: djwinfield | March 13, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

What's the news here?

A $1.3M earmark happened to benefit a company with one of Obama's dozens or hundreds of top fundraisers on its board?

Yeah and if $10 falls out of my pocket, the chances are 70% it will be picked up by somebody who's masturbated this week.

And?

Top fundraisers for ANY national campaign are on MULTIPLE boards of directors. You can't give money to any company without something like this happening.

At least Obama is standing by his open-government ideals and revealing this information. Where are Clintons earmarks? Where are her tax returns?

The answer is you won't see them, because that's where the REAL dirt lies...

Posted by: fairbalanced | March 13, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING NEWS!!!

i had consentual anal intercourse with ebubuk2004's mother in a Wendy's bathroom. the eventual butt baby was, in fact, ebubuk2004.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I've been reading these posts with the back and forth on both "sides" of the Democratic debate until I want to throw up. You sound like a bunch of idiots with your childish accusations and policy-free considerations. Where will the intelligence and kindness come from that can save us?

Posted by: highwayscribery1 | March 13, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

jkallen001,

go back to mop the toilets and write your stuff there!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 13, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

jkallen, its not good to be Black. oopppss, I mean African American

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Boy, Michelle Obama is Homley.
She unattractive to be a first Lady.
She is to ANGRY tt be a first Lady

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Barry Hissien Obama is a MUSLIM.

Born a MUSLIM is always a MUSLIM

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

svreader is, in fact, the spawn of brother and sister (and mates) ebubuk2004 and trace-sc!!!

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Bralking News:- for jkall001,

48% of Black girls have some STD. it was on the news yesterday...


Maybe I slept with them....heeee. I will get Michelle Obama pragnent.


Another Angry Black Homley Woman

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

The Obama followers are comical and Obama's campaign even more so!
It sounds like this little sketch:

A crashing sound is heard inside the house.

Mom: Who broke the lamp!

Son 1: I did, but about three years ago, Jack(son#2) broke the other lamp, remember mom?

Jack: Yeah, mom, I did. Remember? I was fooling around with the baseball around the house as I usually do and I broke the lamp. The problem mom is that Son #1 is always telling on me, telling you how bad I behave and how good he is, his teachers are always saying how good he is and now he really screwed up because he does play with the baseball inside the house...he just does it a little bit better than me and when you are not watching. But he plays all the time, mom, just like I do.

Mom: Well, I guess I am just going to have to ground him as hard as I grounded you and watch him a little closer now, won't I? Thank you son, for bringing up all this carelessness and bias to my attention.

Jack: No problem mom, anytime.

Obama crowd, campaign, kool aid drinkers, get a hold of yourself. The problem is that as time goes by he is showing more and more how much of a Washington politician he is and that sanctity that you anointed on him is disappearing. So now, he is having to stand on his achievements, record and when this happens, he looks even thinner. Thus, the hand wringing begins and you start insulting Hillary Clinton and her supporters. I said it before, I say it again, time is on Hillary Clinton's side and sorry to tell you but if that is the case, someone who can withstand scrutiny and the perils of time is a much more solid candidate than someone who rides on a wave of "momentum".

Posted by: poh123 | March 13, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

jkallen001,

Cheney and Halliburton couldn't agree more with you!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 13, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

If Obama is serious about changing the system, then introduce a law that would require everybody to do so. Pressuring a colleague to do the same as you got pressured to do is not changing the system.

But the news here is that the rumors relating to how the wife and some friends benefited from Obama's political actions is now sounding to be true.

Posted by: CPCook | March 13, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

OH!!!

did i mention that ebubuk2004 and trace-sc are, in fact, brother and sister and they have several drooling, cross-eyed children together??

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

If Obama is serious about changing the system, then introduce a law that would require everybody to do so. Pressuring a colleague to do the same as you got pressured to do is not changing the system.

But the news here is that the rumors relating to how the wife and some friends benefited from Obama's political actions is now sounding to be true.

Posted by: CPCook | March 13, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

WARNING!!!

ebubuk2004 and trace-sc are consentual sodomites who have a plethora of STDs!!! They are known drug peddlers as well and are NOT to be trusted!!!

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Barry Hissien Obama is a MUSLIM.

Born a MUSLIM is always a MUSLIM

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

CPCook you are indeed moronic.

The earmark was for a defense contractor for a legitimate weapon that can be used in a war that HRC and McCain authorized. The defense contractor is one of the biggest in the world. The earmark should goto a lesser contractor simply because one of his subordinates is on the board of directors and has stock??

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

By the way, obscurity is not related to race, it is related to character or the lack of it!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 13, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

No one is saint in politics including Obama. Even McCain got into ethics problem in 1990s. So out of the three remaining candidates Obama and McCain are far better than Hillary in Ethics. I support Obama for Democratic Nomination but I also like McCain. I just don't like his stand on Iraq War(But atleast he had the guts to stand up for Surge). Whether you like his policy or not he is better than Hillary. Everybody votes based on their own preference so instead of attacking Obama supporters first do your research on your own candidate.

Posted by: texdon21 | March 13, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh look, something you might not like about Obama buttttttt

Hillar should do the same because well we have worked very hard to get you to hater her and well we don't want you looking at Barak and well she is the wrong one because she hasn't released hers yet

butttt don't look at this because Hillary is worse and well don't look at this

Posted by: lndlouis | March 13, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

svreader:

Just shut up! You are a liar who like Governor Eliot Spitzer is mirroring your failings as a human being onto Senator Obama.

You're back to the past drug use crap and that's because you have a drug use problem and you figure you'll go after someone who did something extraordinary with his life after having the rare honesty for someone in public life to admit he wasn't perfect when he was a teenager as opposed to a loser like yourself.

Look in the mirror or in your case, snort off the mirror and see if you like what you see.

Posted by: jovitman | March 13, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

svreader, are you serious? You wrote: "The majority of Americans do not know of Obama's history of repeated Cocaine abuse and will not knowingly elect someone with a history of abusing "hard drugs" to the Presidency."

Have you been living under a rock for the past 7+ years?! I guess our current President never did "hard drugs"? There was a book claiming he did cocaine while visiting George Sr. in the White House!!

Could you be any more biased?

Posted by: mgt1 | March 13, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Spitzer and Obama are cool because they confess their sins in public!

Obamites don't know anything about ethics ... they always forgive Mr. Obscurity, no matter what he does!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 13, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

HRC will kick is FRAUD and THUG AS* in PA by 20% with 70% white Vote!

When 90% Black People Vote for Obama, its called pride

WHen 50% + Whites Vote Hillary, its called Racism

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

The news stated that Obama requested that benefited his friend to the tune of, is it $8 million or $1.3 million.

Now, to divert the attention of the public, he is requesting that Clinton do the same. Then added that he is changing the way things are done in Washington.

This guy is baloney. First, he requested funding for a friend. Seems to me that political patronage is not something Obama will change. Think Halliburton...

Second, he tried to divert the attention to Clinton so that people will not focus on funding in favor of a friend. Think Iraq war as divert attention from Afghanistan.

Third, state that he is changing things in Washington. Wow... this guy is slick. Dude, to change the system means changing things for everybody.

I think Obama is all words. He says one thing and does another. He likes grandstanding to look good, but he contradicts what he says.

It is really sad that many vote because of racial affinity. I want to be proven wrong on this.

Posted by: CPCook | March 13, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Spitzer to Obama:

All this scandal for having fun with some girls. I dare you to prove that you have never done this in your life!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 13, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

WARNING!!!

svreader contracted genital herpes from going down on GW Bush!

This is a **FACT**

Do you really want to listen to a $2 man-wh0re who has STDs?!?!

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Sounds quite shady to me...

May I have your attention please?
May I have your attention please?
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
I repeat, will the real Slim Shady please stand up?
We're gonna have a problem here..

'Cause I'm Slim Shady, yes I'm the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won't the real Slim Shady please stand up,
please stand up, please stand up?

Yes we can!
Yes we Khan
Yes we Farra-khan!

Posted by: cheersdk | March 13, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a THUG

Obama is a FRAUD

Posted by: ebubuk2004 | March 13, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Oh god...the Obamamanics are at it again. Look people, do your research. I am so sick of these braindead Obama supporters who are so desperate for change that they will say anything. Do your research!!!!!!!!!1 Svreader is correct...this guys is bad news. Be careful what you wish you for!!

Posted by: pmtucker | March 13, 2008 04:24 PM

***********************
Svretard is a CEO of silicon valley company. Maybe he is in the market for a lackey. Apply within...

Posted by: LABC | March 13, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Well, now Mr.Clean is confessing he has more dirt in his hands and challenges Hillary to show hers.

With this line of ethics he could also ask if she is a Pothead or a Bonehead too!

Posted by: trace-sc | March 13, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey, svretard/CEO, did your connections in Washington give you the go ahead with your "stuff" marketing? Since you ate running such a hot company in silicon valley maybe you can take some of your millions and help those people you are swear are dying in the slums because of Obama. Put your money where your mouth is...

Posted by: LABC | March 13, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Here's a post by a McCain supporter who went to law school with Obama and admires his talents:

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2008/03/obama-campaign-is-attacking-me-to-hurt.html#c4411986331570562555

Posted by: collacch | March 13, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

pmtucker,

give me the SPECIFICS (F-A-C-T-S that can be easily/readily verified) of your so called research in support of hillary and/or disdain for Barack.

until you do so, kindly sit on your thumb while you sit in a corner like a good dunce.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters don't care how many poor people suffered and died in Obama's slums.

They only want to win.

They never even bothered to check out the guy they're pushing.

Its just a big game to them.

Its no game, Obama-nuts.

Thanks to Obama, innocent poor people suffered and died by freezing in his slums.

He was too busy planning his run for the whitehouse to care.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

hehe.. no problem :-)

when these losers act like anti-social dorks we all knew in high school you've got to treat them accordingly. Give them a verbal wedgie, since we can't do it in person. we can only hope in their real lives there are real bullies that make their lives miserable. because that would explain a lot of the stupid, hate-filled, non-information that they spew.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Oh god...the Obamamanics are at it again. Look people, do your research. I am so sick of these braindead Obama supporters who are so desperate for change that they will say anything. Do your research!!!!!!!!!1 Svreader is correct...this guys is bad news. Be careful what you wish you for!!

Posted by: pmtucker | March 13, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

People who support Obama have no idea of what kind of person he actually is.

Obama Supporters -- Please, Watch the Video.

The real Obama is a real jerk.

Obama let the people who elected him in Chicago rot in slums when he was supposed to get them decent housing after he funneled $100M to his friend Rezko.

It was Obama's responsibility to make sure his voters got what they paid for.

He didn't do his job.

He didn't care what happened to them.

He only cared about himself.

Does winning the primaries mean so much to Obama's cult followers that they abandon all principle?

How can they even THINK of supporting a man who did what Obama did in Chicago to the poorest of the poor who elected him???

Please Watch this report on Obama, Obama's slums, Rezko, and $100M of wasted taxpayer money, from Channel 5, Chicago's most respected TV news program.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHsHM0laT8&feature=related

I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but the real Obama is a really bad guy!!!

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

J_thinks - you make me laugh, too. thanks :)

Posted by: jencm | March 13, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

jkallen001 - you've once again gotten me to chuckle in the middle of my otherwise monotonous day. thanks...

To get back to the article, I readily commend Obama once again for his integrity. I can't remember the last time a politician offered his past so casually for review. Usually this happens 25 years too late and after several lawsuits. As we speak the Clintons are trying to bury her records while first lady. HRC has claimed she's "too busy" to release her tax records but will do so when she wins the nomination... Umm... #1 - you've got 6 weeks not until the next primary. There's some time for ya. Is that not enough time to fax some docs? I mean it's her friggin taxes... it's already prepared. and #2 - assuming, god forbid, she gets the nomination... does she really anticipate having more time??? And SHE has the nerve to complain about hollow speeches.

Posted by: jencm | March 13, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a very stand up kind of guy.He has the integrity to at least reveal this stuff to the American people. He is pretty much an open book compaired to Clinton and McCain.

Posted by: cakemanjb | March 13, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

svreader: wack-a-mole

Posted by: J_thinks | March 13, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

And in today's news:

Barack Insane's O'Bombing, due to excessive Vetting! ;~)

Posted by: rat-the | March 13, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

No It can't be true.

Obama would not funnel money to his peeps that is not the way the do things in IL..

Posted by: mul | March 13, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

WARNING!!!

svreader finds GW Bush sexually attractive! he has also said on numerous occassions that Bush is "highly intelligent."

beware of who you listen to!

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

svreader voted for GW Bush TWICE! so, I would take the hate-filled excrement he is spewing with a grain of salt if i were you.

Posted by: jkallen001 | March 13, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama has a very carefully crafted image.

Its about as far from reality as can be imagined.

The real Obama is cold, calculating, and manipulative.

He only cares about himself.

The real Obama is crooked as a horse-shoe.

The real Obama let the people who elected him state senator suffer and die in Slums that he funneled $100M of Government money to his friend Rezko to repair, but were never even touched.

That's the real Obama.

He's arrogant, incompetent, and only cares about himself.

His carefully crafted image is as fake as Bush's was.

Will America make the same mistake again?

For all our sakes, I hope not.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

The press does nobody any favors with its "hands off" policy with respect to Obama's past.

The real Obama is the slickest chicago politician anyone's seen in years.

He has a history of over-promising and under-delivering.

His history of funneling money to Rezko for slum repairs that were never done is shameful and quite literally criminal.

The majority of Americans do not know of Obama's history of repeated Cocaine abuse and will not knowingly elect someone with a history of abusing "hard drugs" to the Presidency.

Republicans will not be the least bit shy about bringing these facts to the public's attention.

The best hope for America is for the press to do its job and bring these facts to voters attention before its too late for Democrats to choose another candidate.

If Democrats nominate Obama, they will lose.

America can't afford for that to happen.

Posted by: svreader | March 13, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

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