Posted by: Lipstick Piggy | October 7, 2008

Where’s the “intelligence” in our Press?

Do you feel like this American?

This election has me very worried. So many things to consider. About a year ago I would have voted for Obama. I have changed my mind three times since than. I watch all the news channels, jumping from one to another. I must say this drives my husband crazy. But, I feel if you view MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, you might get some middle ground to work with. About six months ago, I started thinking ‘where did the money come from for Obama’. I have four daughters who went to College, and we were middle class, and money was tight. We (including my girls) worked hard and there were lots of student loans.

I started looking into Obama’s life.

Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California . He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. ‘ Barry ‘ (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid , both from Pakistan . During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a ’round the world’ trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia , next Hyderabad in India , three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate’s family, then off to Africa to visit his father’s family. 

My question – Where did he get the money for this trip? Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they where in college. When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York . It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barack – not Barry . Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia ? It’s not cheap! to say the least. Where did he get money for tuition? Student Loans? Maybe.

After Columbia , he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000. a year. Why Chicago ? Why not New York ? He was already living in New York .

By ‘chance’ he met Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko, born in Aleppo Syria , and a real estate developer in Chicago . Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this year. Rezko, was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association’.

 About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School . Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School ? Where did he get the money for Law School ? More student loans?

After Law school, he went back to Chicago . Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with Davis , Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? They represented ‘Rezar’ which Rezko’s firm.

 Rezko was one of Obama’s first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago. In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with ’seed money’ for his U.S. Senate race.

In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million ($300,000 less than asking price). With ALL those Student Loans – Where did he get the money for the property? On the same day Rezko’s wife, Rita , purchased the adjoining empty lot for $300,000 above full price.

The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi , an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama’s new home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama ’s boss. She is now Obama’s chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz, Iran ! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy?

On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley advisor to Obama was ’sacked’ after the press found out he was having regular contacts with ‘Hamas’, which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran . This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama’s visit to Iraq , he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will ‘Take care of things’.

Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan ? They are in charge of all those ’small’ Internet campaign contribution for Obama. Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East ?

And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on ‘This Week’ with George Stephanapoulo. Obama on talking about his religion said, ‘My Muslim faith’. When questioned, ‘he make a mistake’. Some mistake!

All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it – Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko ; Valerie Jarrett : Daily Times – Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times – September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.

Now the BIG question – If I found out all this information on my own, Why haven’t all of our ‘intelligent’ members of the press been reporting this?

A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear – ‘Beware of the enemy from within’!!

From blogger – Save America-vote McCain/Palin

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Responses

  1. Our media is for enterainment purposes, all they care about is ratings, it is really unfair to the American people.

    I looked for this on any web site other than a blog, was not able to find it.

    You know you can’t trust bloggers. LOL

  2. Found one for you.

    Are you proud, John McCain?

    This is your campaign. In your quest for power, you threw out your morals, your principle, your past disdain for low-ball gutter smears. And now we know the reaction it has incited.

    Are you proud?

    In New Mexico, you asked the crowd, “Who is the real Barack Obama?”

    “A terrorist!” a voice in the crowd shot back, clearly getting the message from this weekend, when your running mate falsely said that Barack Obama had “Palled around” with a “terrorist” and “doesn’t see America” the same way nice white Americans do.

    Are you proud?

    Your running mate, twice yesterday, got the reaction that can only be expected when you do everything you can do to peddle lies in an attempt to convince so-called “low information voters” that Barack Obama somehow doesn’t fit in with the rest of us, and maybe even condones bombing American institutions.

    Palin also told those gathered that Obama doesn’t like American soldiers. “He said that our troops in Afghanistan are just, quote, ‘air-raiding villages and killing civilians,’ ” she said, drawing boos from a crowd that had not been told Obama was actually appealing for more troops in Afghanistan.
    Hitting again and again on Bill Ayers and his flimsy connection to Barack Obama, a member of the audience yelled back, “KILL HIM!”

    Are you proud? Are you proud of this, Senator McCain? Because that’s not all. Earlier, in Clearwater, in the middle of her screed against the “different” Obama, and the media who dared ask her a question…

    At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, “Sit down, boy.”
    “Sit down, boy.” To an African American man. Are you proud, Senator McCain? No, you cannot control what everyone says, but you sure as hell can set the tone for what they believe is acceptable to say – indeed, what they think you’re looking for them to say. And, you’ve done that. In just three days of completely false character attacks, you’ve sent the signal to your supporters that racist, violent hatred against Barack Obama is OK, because “he’s not one of us, anyway.”

    Are you proud? Thank God that dreaded “mainstream media” that so harassed your running mate with follow-up questions, and is “in the tank” for Obama is so gutless that not one has even mentioned this on TV, thus protecting you and your campaign from having to comment on the hatred on which you’re turning up the heat.

    Thank God not one television reporter, and only one print reporter dares mention any of this, because then you might have to look at the cameras and tell us the greatest lie you’ve ever told during this campaign… Yes, I’m proud of this.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-schmeltzer/mccains-new-strategy-inci_b_132513.html

  3. Or:

    WASHINGTON, D.C–Barack Obama has his William Ayers connection. Now John McCain may have an Iran-Contra connection. In the 1980s, McCain served on the advisory board to the U.S. chapter of an international group linked to ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America.

    The U.S. Council for World Freedom aided rebels trying to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua, landing the group in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair and in legal trouble with the Internal Revenue Service, which revoked the charitable organization’s tax exemption.

    The council, created by retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, was the U.S. chapter of the World Anti-Communist League, an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. After setting up the U.S. council, Singlaub served as the international league’s chairperson.

    McCain’s tie to Singlaub’s council is under renewed scrutiny after his campaign criticized Obama for his link to Ayers, a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago.

    In two interviews with The Associated Press in August and September, Singlaub said McCain became associated with the organization in the early 1980s when McCain launched his political career. McCain was elected to the U.S. House in 1982.

    Singlaub said McCain was a supporter but not an active member.

    “McCain was a new guy on the block learning the ropes,” Singlaub said. “I think I met him in the Washington area when he was just a new congressman. We had McCain on the board to make him feel like he wasn’t left out. It looks good to have names on a letterhead who are well-known and appreciated.

    “I don’t recall talking to McCain at all on the work of the group,” Singlaub said.

    McCain has said he resigned from the council in 1984 and asked in 1986 to have his name removed from the group’s letterhead.

    “I didn’t know whether (the group’s activity) was legal or illegal, but I didn’t think I wanted to be associated with them,” McCain said in a 1986 newspaper interview.

    Singlaub does not recall any McCain resignation in 1984 or May 1986. Nor does Joyce Downey, who oversaw the group’s day-to-day activities.

    “That’s a surprise to me,” Singlaub said. “This is the first time I’ve ever heard that. There may have been someone in his office communicating with our office.”

    “I don’t ever remember hearing about his resigning, but I really wasn’t worried about that part of our activities, a housekeeping thing,” said Singlaub. “If he didn’t want to be on the board that’s OK. It wasn’t as if he had been active participant and we were going to miss his help. He had no active interest. He certainly supported us.”

    The McCain campaign addressed the resignation today by saying that the candidate disassociated himself from “one Arizona-based group when questions were raised about its activities.”

    Taking an opportunity to attack the Obama-Biden ticket, the McCain campaign added that as a House member and later as a senator, McCain fought against communist influence in Central America while Sen. Joe Biden tried to cut off money for anti-communist forces in El Salvador and Nicaragua.

    The renewed attention over McCain’s association with Singlaub’s group comes as McCain’s campaign steps up criticism of Obama’s dealings with Ayers, now a college professor who co-founded the Weather Underground in the 1960s and years later worked with Obama on the board of an education reform group in Chicago. Ayers held a meet-the-candidate event at his home when Obama first ran for public office in the mid-1990s.

    In McCain’s case, he was a House member and a board member of Singlaub’s council he voted for military assistance to the Nicaraguan Contras, a CIA-organized guerrilla force. In 1984, Congress cut off military assistance to the rebels.

    Months before the cutoff, top Reagan administration officials ramped up a secret White House-directed supply network run by National Security Council aide Oliver North, who relied on retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard Secord to carry out the operation. The goal was to keep the Contras operating until Congress could be persuaded to resume CIA funding.

    Singlaub’s private group became the public front for the secret White House activity.

    “It was noted that they were trying to act as suppliers. It was pretty good cover for us,” Secord, the field operations chief for the secret effort, said today in an interview.

    The White House-directed network’s covert arms shipments, financed in part by the Reagan administration’s secret arms sales to Iran, exploded into the Iran-Contra affair in November, 1986. The scandal proved to be the undoing of Singlaub’s council.

    In 1987, the Internal Revenue Service withdrew tax-exempt status from Singlaub’s group because of its activities on behalf of the Contras.

    Peter Kornbluh, co-author of The Iran-Contra Scandal: A Declassified History, said the Council on World Freedom was crucial to diverting public attention from the Reagan White House’s fundraising for the Contras.

    Singlaub and the council publicly urged private support for the Contras, providing what Singlaub later called “a lightning rod” to explain how the rebels sustained themselves despite Congress’ cutoff.

    In October 1986, the secrecy of North’s network unraveled after one of its planes was shot down over Nicaragua. One American crewman, Eugene Hasenfus, was captured by the Nicaraguan government. At first, Reagan administration officials lied by saying that the plane had no connection to the U.S. government and was part of Singlaub’s operation.

    “I resented it that reporters thought it was my plane. I don’t run a sloppy operation,” Singlaub told The AP.

    In an interview last month, Downey, the full-time employee of Singlaub’s council, said she has a clear memory of McCain resigning in 1986, but not earlier.

    “It was during the time when the U.S. Council had been wrongly accused of being owners of the Hasenfus plane downed in Nicaragua,” said Downey. “A couple of days after that, I was in Washington and called home to get messages from my mother. I returned that call and a staff person wanted to ask for the resignation of Congressman McCain.”

    When Hasenfus was shot down, McCain was in the final month of his first campaign for the U.S. Senate seat he still holds.

    McCain’s office responded quickly. McCain said he had resigned from the council in 1984. Further, McCain said that in May 1986 he asked the group to remove his name from the letterhead. McCain’s office produced two letters from 1984 and 1986 to back his account.

    The dates on the resignation letters in 1984 and May 1986 coincided with McCain election campaigns and increasingly critical public scrutiny of the World Anti-Communist League, the umbrella group Singlaub chaired.

    In 1983 and 1984 for example, columnist Jack Anderson linked the league’s Latin American affiliate to death squad political assassinations.

    The Latin American affiliate was kicked out of the league. At the time, Singlaub told the columnist the Latin American affiliate had “knowingly promoted pro-Nazi groups” and was “virulently anti-Semitic.”

    “That was putting it mildly,” Anderson wrote in a Sept. 11, 1984, column on alleged death squad murders, an article that appeared two months before the U.S. election day.

    Two weeks after Anderson’s column, a letter from McCain addressed to Singlaub asks that the congressman’s name be taken off the board because he didn’t have time for the council.

    Singlaub told AP that “certainly by 1984,” he had purged the World Anti-Communist League of extremists. Singlaub complains that American news media wrote that the league hadn’t gotten rid of extremist elements and tried to tarnish the league’s credibility, “making something evil out of fighting communism.”

  4. how did i mess up my own anme?

  5. I have no idea… maybe you are using two different email addresses or accounts. It makes me have to approve things… started today.

  6. makes sence

  7. I don’t bother reading anything that comes from Huffington Post. Don’t want to waste grey cells.

    On Obama = Terrorist connection with Bill Ayers and McCain -Iran-Contra… two very different scenarios. I do find it funny that you are quoting or only talking about what ever the Obama camp throws out for the day. So lets get down to it.

    Obama – Bill Ayers is DIRECT contact — DIRECT benefit – DIRECT participation.

    McCain — IF relationship would exist was an ADVISOR of a the US Council for World Freedom. I don’t know if you know how “advisory” positions are handled or not. I’m going to assume not. At any rate, this organization was supported by both Carter and Reagan administration.

    The bottom line is that WE ALL KNOW Sen McCain and how his life has turned out, what he has been doing in Washington because there is a record. There is history of Country First.

    For Senator Obama there is a consistent pattern of alliances and associations of people who hate American and country is last… self interests are first.

    That is the message that Obamabots can no longer hear.

  8. Ok but you listen to Hanity? Your right there is a record of questional judgement, From the Keating five to the The U.S. Council for World Freedom, to him being lock-step with W Bush, destroying this country, and ruining our relationships around the world.

    The U.S. Council for World Freedom, being part of a group that goes around the rules of the US government and “organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. ” Sounds like something that we should all sign up for? WHAT

    Obama and Ayers worked on Education, remember your post that said Ayers got the citizen of the year award from the city of Chicago.

    McCain was part of group with Nazi collaborators, and it was well know before he joined the group. Really? You are going to defend that!

  9. OK you do not like Huffington Post, how about Fox you seem to like them.

    http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct07/0,4670,McCainIranContra,00.html

  10. “I do find it funny that you are quoting or only talking about what ever the Obama camp throws out for the day.”

    Let’s be real here, you post right wing talking points all day on this website.

    On a personal note if you get tired of talking to me let me know I will leave the site, I do enjoy our back and fourth. 😉

  11. I have no issue with you Chris. If I did, I could always remove or not approve all of your comments. I think people should see both sides of an arguement.

    Hannity and Colmes is a good example of back and forth. Doesn’t mean I have to agree with you. Actually I am very frightened for you if you believe most of the things you post. I’d just like to see more of your words and not posting the list of the day (at least I get a list of the day from Obama camp). Everyone is like lock stepping and posting exactly the same things. Keep it FRESH.

  12. I think that Hannity and Colmes is ok, at least Colmes can try to debunk some of Hannity. But Hannity’s talk show is a rehashing of the right-wing talking points. He even goes further than the repub’s are willing togo.

    So you know ,I do not get postings from the Obama camp. All you do is blast Obama, I am just trying to show a different side, and that both sides have problems in their past.

  13. Hannity IS the RIGHT… lol

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  15. I thought he was “Fair and Balenced”. lol

  16. No that is Bill O’Reilly…

  17. it is both of them.

    Video games Rock!!!

  18. Why is Palin only doing Fox interviews? What is she afraid of?

  19. Have you been asleep? Let’s see – she did ABC and CBS — Before she did anything at Fox. Greta has been trying to get her on her show forever. Tonight is the night!

    I don’t think she should do NBC as I don’t watch them anymore. LOL (we all know that what I watch is not really a criteria but creates good controversy).

    Again — Sarah Palin on Greta’s show FoxNews ON THE RECORD tonight. 10PM EST… FOX NEWS

    hahaha — did I say it enough? FOX NEWS – Greta says topics — Title 9 (gave women equality with sports money), and some other stuff I can’t remember… lol

    The real question is why won’t Obama or Biden go On The Record? What are they afraid of? Are they afraid to come on Fox? bwhahaha

  20. The McCain camp said she would be open to the media after the debate, I guess “The media” means Fox. All she has done is Fox, is what I am saying. Lets she her do one of the Sunday shows.

    Obama went on O’really did you forget that?

    I don’t thik that she should do Olberman, but why can’t she do Brian Williams, or meet the press?


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