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Bill Ayers for Secretary of Education?  Why not?

Sweetness & Light found this gem.

Hugh Hewitt has more here.

Hot Air has awesome coverage and videos here.

Seems Michelle Obama invited domestic terrorist (terrorist without quotes) Bill Ayers to a panel at the University of Chicago in 1997.

Michelle Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University Community Service Center, hopes bringing issues like this to campus will open a dialogue between members of the University community and the broader community.

Ayers, who spent a year observing the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, is one of four panelists who will speak on juvenile justice at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the C-Shop.

Guess who else was on the panel with Ayers?

Barack Obama!

Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system;

The original article from the University of Chicago is here.

So Michelle organizes the event and just happens to invite ‘the neighbor we don’t exchange ideas with’ Bill Ayers and her husband, Barack Obama.

Let’s not forget this dismissive lie from Barack Obama:

Just a neighbor!

Remember the joke:

Q. What does Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden have in common?

A. They both have friends who have attacked the Pentagon

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During the presidential debate on Friday Barack Obama anticipated and countered John McCain’s bracelet story with his own- except he had to look down and “uhhhh” read the bracelet (SGT Uhhhh) to remember the soldier’s name.

Ouch.

Here’s the video:

 

Now Michelle Malkin, Hot Air, and Newsbusters are all over a story started here by dehavelle.com.

Seems that Obama was asked many months ago to NOT WEAR THE BRACELET.

Tracey Jopek, the soldier’s mother and Obama supporter, asked Obama to not wear it.  She didn’t want her son’s death to be politicized.

Looks like it’s too late for that.

Here’s a radio interview with Brian Jopek, father of the solider who was killed in action, Ryan Jopek.  He says Obama was specifically asked in a letter to stop wearing the bracelet back in March of 2008.  Obviously he has not.

This is the clip from the radio interview: Obama Bracelet

And here is the entire broadcast.

The Hot Air blog post says not so fast- perhaps Obama was given permission after she said not to wear the bracelet.

It’s possible that they have changed their minds again, and not unlikely, given the family’s support for Obama.  Jopek is divorced from his wife and may not have been speaking for her.  If Tracy Jopek wanted Obama to continue to use the bracelet to make this case, or changed her mind about him stopping, then Obama did nothing wrong. However, if the Jopeks did ask him to stop wearing the bracelet and stop talking about it on the campaign trail, it’s disrespectful for Obama to continue to do so.  He should have honored their wishes and used a different example.

It will be interesting to see if this story makes it out and Obama is confronted with this issue.

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More coverage on this from Sweetness & Light.

Fox News has the breaking story today:

McCain Camp to Chastise Dems for Discarding American Flags

John McCain’s campaign prepared to accuse Democrats on Saturday of leaving behind 12,000 miniature American flags after Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday in Denver.

Boy Scouts have arrived with 84 trash bags full of bundles of flags at the site of a McCain rally scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. local time in Colorado Springs.

The campaign says the flags were recovered from Invesco Field after the Democrats concluded their convention there, and they are going to be used as part of the warm-up ceremonies before McCain takes the stage for the rally.

Don’t forget, he forgets to raise his right arm during the National Anthem.  It’s all above his pay grade.

UPDATE:

Let’s not forget these images and how they relate to McCain, Obama, and this great country:

– Photo of the discarded flags after “The One’s” Invesco Field speech

– Obama’s friend, fellow board member, neighbor, and host of his political ‘coming out party’, Bill Ayers, with flag under foot:

– Obama NOT putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem:

And finally, a REAL AMERICAN HERO AND PATRIOT, Senator John S. McCain’s remarks during the 1988 RNC:

As part of the change in treatment, the Vietnamese allowed some prisoners to receive packages from home. In some of these packages were handkerchiefs, scarves and other items of clothing. Mike got himself a piece of white cloth and a piece of red cloth and fashioned himself a bamboo needle. Over a period of a couple of months, he sewed the American flag on the inside of his shirt.

Every afternoon, before we had a bowl of soup, we would hang Mike’s shirt on the wall of our cell, and say the Pledge of Allegiance. I know that saying the Pledge of Allegiance may not seem the most important or meaningful part of our day now. But I can assure you that — for those men in that stark prison cell — it was indeed the most important and meaningful event of our day.

One day, the Vietnamese searched our cell and discovered Mike’s shirt with the flag sewn inside, and removed it. That evening they returned, opened the door of the cell, called for Mike Christian to come out, closed the door of the cell, and for the benefit of all of us, beat Mike Christian severely for the next couple of hours.

Then they opened the door of the cell and threw him back inside. He was not in good shape. We tried to comfort and take care of him as well as we could. The cell in which we lived had a concrete slab in the middle on which we slept. Four naked light bulbs hung in each corner of the room.

After things quieted down, I went to lie down to go to sleep. As I did, I happened to look in the corner of the room. Sitting there beneath that dim light bulb, with a piece of white cloth, a piece of red cloth, another shirt and his bamboo needle, was my friend mike Christian. Sitting there, with his eyes almost shut from his beating , making another American flag. He was not making that flag because it made Mike Christian feel better. He was making that flag because he knew how important it was for us to be able to pledge our allegiance to our flag and our country.

Duty, Honor, Country. We must never forget those thousands of Americans who, with their courage, with their sacrifice, and with their lives, made those words live for all of us.

Click here for the entire speech.

He’s McSame all right- the same patriot and lover of his country in the Hanoi Hilton and today.

Any questions?

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How quickly we forget details of the “Ich bin ein Beginner” Barack Obama tour of Germany.

Let’s rewind to the end of July, 2008.  Obama was on his world tour photo op with network news anchors hanging on his every word.

Obama finally made it to Germany.

When Obama found out he could not bring reporters for a wounded troop photo op, he pulled out.  Obama could have visited the soliders without fanfare- just a Senator supporting the troops.

But he did not.

But Governor and now VP candidate Palin did!

Palin versus Obama at Landstuhl (BeldarBlog)

In July 2007, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) traveled to a U.S. military base in Kuwait to visit Alaska National Guard soldiers who provide logistical support for our operations in Iraq. On her return trip, she stopped to visit wounded troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Obama didn’t have time for the wounded troops in Landstuhl- but he did have time to play basketball.

Please compare and contrast. BeldarBlog continues:

As far as I know, although Gov. Palin helped lead her high school basketball team to the state championship, she did not attempt a three-point basketball shot on her trip to the Middle East and Germany. Nor did she presume to solicit support from the citizens of Berlin.

Great pictures of VP nominee Palin with the soldiers after the link.

Remember, Barack Obama’s patriotism is above reproach.

McCain’s team put this into proper perspective:

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This isn’t funny, this is scary.

Q:  What Do Obama and Osama Have in Common?

A: They both have friends who successfully bombed the Pentagon

Watch and learn.  Obama is suing the 527 that created this ad.

Michell Malkin has full coverage after the jump.

Nothing to see here, move along.  Historic election, Greek columns, toga party, move forward, please.

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John McCain is the same!

Today, John McCain says he’ll put this country first. That’s the same person he was in 1973:

I had a lot of time to think over there, and came to the conclusion that one of the most important things in life—along with a man’s family—is to make some contribution to his country.

If you want a break from the DNC convention, check out this article from 1973.

John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account

By John S. McCain III, Lieut. Commander, U.S. Navy

A few highlights:

“They Told Me I’d Never Go Home”

I really didn’t know what to think, because I had been having these other interrogations in which I had refused to co-operate. It was not hard because they were not torturing me at this time. They just told me I’d never go home and I was going to be tried as a war criminal. That was their constant theme for many months.

Suddenly “The Cat” said to me, “Do you want to go home?”

I was astonished, and I tell you frankly that I said that I would have to think about it. I went back to my room, and I thought about it for a long time. At this time I did not have communication with the camp senior ranking officer, so I could get no advice. I was worried whether I could stay alive or not, because I was in rather bad condition. I had been hit with a severe case of dysentery, which kept on for about a year and a half. I was losing weight again.

But I knew that the Code of Conduct says, “You will not accept parole or amnesty,” and that “you will not accept special favors.” For somebody to go home earlier is a special favor. There’s no other way you can cut it.

I went back to him three nights later. He asked again, “Do you want to go home?” I told him “No.” He wanted to know why, and I told him the reason. I said that Alvarez [first American captured] should go first, then enlisted men and that kind of stuff.

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My favorite:

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