Thursday, October 30, 2008

Barack Obama's Security Clearance

By Tony Vega

I've spent twenty years in the NYPD and during that time I've also been involved in the private security field. Currently, I am the chief instructor of a security institute. Required training and certifications by Homeland Security in terror awareness and disaster response was completed in two states for my public and private service ventures.

On October 27, I had to be recertified in order to maintain my private license. Before I entered the Homeland Security and State Police shared facility for the process, I had to reaffirm that my background and affiliations did not contain any subversive, illegal, or terrorist associations. I was able to honestly and successfully meet the requirements.

During the process, I reflected on my family and friends that have enlisted in the military and the thousands of men and women in uniform that reenlisted while still on the battlefield of Iraq. Our defenders of freedom were required to swear to an oath. Part of this oath was the pledge to protect you & me from all enemies both foreign and domestic.

I am not bragging or complaining just talking to ya.

Folks, millions of Americans are lining up to vote for Barack Obama; a man that on his own merits would not pass a background check for most law enforcement jobs; a man that would not be able to honestly swear to protect us from his friends both foreign and domestic.

How can you hire a candidate for the commander in chief position, when the candidate can’t take the same oath as the men & women he is endeavoring to lead? How can you hire a candidate to be in charge of our defense and security when he can’t successfully obtain the security clearance to become a beat cop?

Some reading and videos for you here and here.

The choice is clear.

John McCain was a favorite of both major Parties and the media. What happened? Partisan politics happened. In 2004, John Kerry wanted McCain to be his running mate. Joe Biden pushed the Kerry-McCain ticket so adamantly he refused to consider another VP choice during an interview with Tim Russert.

"I'm sticking with McCain"-Joe Biden 2004

Prior to bowing down to Pelosi, Reid, and Howard Dean, Hillary Clinton as late as March 2008 endorsed John McCain over Barack Obama. In 2007, Prior to Joe Biden going against his own desires to run as Obama's VP, Joe Biden endorsed John McCain over the top of his own ticket; a second endorsement for John McCain by Biden.

Check out some videos here, particularly the third one from the top prefaced with "fellow Democrats agree."

I ask you this O supporter, If John McCain was a Democrat and Barack Obama a Republican how would you vote? Now, ask yourself the same question while looking in the mirror.

Many of you have said,"I wish John McCain was a Democrat and not in the Party of Bush." As my Grandmother would say (no, not the typical white one): "If wishes were horses beggars would ride."

Folks, be advised that in a general election you may vote for anyone you want regardless of Party. Getting back to my last question, it is posed to the Republican audience as well.

The fate of this great nation is of paramount concern to me. Personally, I will not allow ideology or partisan politics to trump my Patriotism or good sense. How about you?

By the way, those questions I asked of you were private questions. Perhaps you should ponder them with the conscience of your soul.

Ready To Lead?

Here is a man with a performance record that any McDonald's manager worthy of the salt on his fries wouldn't hire:

The next commander in chief?

Not guilt by association....guilt by participation!

The choice is clear!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


(h/t Shawn, author unknown)

Barack Obama has put out an ad that simply reminded us John McCain cannot use a computer.

Well guess what ... Barack cannot land a jet plane on an aircraft carrier at night!



We Are Fundamentally Strong!

Read the article by Tony Vega and come back for the video by NakedEmperorNews

We Are Fundamentally Strong!
The bull needs more than a placebo and will be further damaged by weak handlers.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 23, 2008

McCain Volunteer Attacked, Letter "B" Carved into Her Face


(image source: AP photo, Keith Srakocic)

McCain volunteer made up robbery story.

AP reported that Ashley Todd, admitted Friday that the story was false, said Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department's investigations division. Todd was charged with making a false report to police, and Bryant said police doubted her story from the start.

Police said the woman reported suffering from "mental problems" in the past, and that they do not believe anyone put her up to the act.

As this blogger wrote in the original post the campaigns cannot be responsible for the actions of their wacky and even criminal supporters. McCain has his fair share of crazy supporters as well (obviously) The difference is McCain doesn't support them.

The sentiment regarding Obama's subversive affiliations remain valid. Unfortunately Obama's radical ties have not been debunked.

image source: Sarah's Army

A 20-year-old woman who was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield was also maimed by her attacker, apparently because of her political views, Pittsburgh police said.

Ashley Todd, of College Station, Texas, was using an ATM at Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday when a man approached her and put a knife to her throat.

Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said the robber took $60 from Todd, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim's car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter "B" into her face, Richard said.

The above was reported by

This should anger ALL Americans. Here we have an American citizen exercising her basic rights when accosted by the predator. The McCain campaign personally reached out to the woman.

The Obama campaign issued a statement stating their wishes for a speedy recovery and apprehension.

Very nice of the Obama campaign.

Obama surrounds himself with subversives, Marxists, crooks, ACORN operatives, domestic terrorists, and a host of other anti-social individuals and institutions...perhaps Obama can check with some of them for a lead or two to help catch the bad guy.

Low blow? Perhaps. But true.

I certainly understand that the campaigns cannot be responsible for the actions of their wacky and even criminal supporters. McCain has his fair share of crazy supporters as well. The difference is McCain doesn't support them.

Tip of the day for the Pittsburgh PD: Check under the rock that Barack Obama sits upon.


OBAMA's TAX PLAN - Penn & Teller and gang return to comment on Barack Obama's socialist plans to turn the United States into a Marxist wasteland! ** FEATURING Plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher. *** Vett Barack Obama, NOT Joe the Plumber! ***

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dinner & Taxes

(h/t Zeeman)
Author unknown

Dinner & Taxes


I was having lunch with one of my favorite clients last week and the conversation turned to the government's recent round of tax cuts.

'"I'm opposed to those tax cuts," the retired college instructor declared, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get much more money back than ordinary taxpayers like you and me and that's not fair.'"

"But the rich pay more in the first place," I argued, "so it stands to reason that they'd get more money back."

I could tell that my friend was unimpressed by this meager argument. So I said to him, "let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand."

"Suppose that every day 10 men go to a restaurant for dinner. The bill for all ten comes to $100. If it was paid the way we pay our taxes, the first four men would pay nothing; the fifth would pay $1; the sixth would pay $3; the seventh $7; the eighth $12; the ninth $18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59."

The 10 men ate dinner in the restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement until the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20." Now dinner for the 10 only costs $80. The first four are unaffected. They still eat for free. Can you figure out how to divvy up the $20 savings among the remaining six so that everyone gets his fair share? The men realize that $20 divided by 6 is $3.33, but if they subtract that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would end up being paid to eat their meal.

The restaurant owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same percentage, being sure to give each a break, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so now the fifth man paid nothing, the sixth pitched in $2, the seventh paid $5, the eighth paid $9, the ninth paid $12, leaving the tenth man with a bill of $52 instead of $59.

Outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20," complained the sixth man, pointing to the tenth, "and he got $7!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got seven times more than me!"

"That's true," shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $7 back when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor."

Then, the nine men surrounded the tenth man (the richest one, paying the most) and beat him up. The next night the richest man didn't show up for dinner, so now the nine men sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They were $52 short!

"And that, boys, girls and college instructors, and political mental giants, is how America's tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up at the table any more. There are lots of good restaurants in Switzerland and the Caribbean."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Greatest Movie Line Ever

Kool-Aid Drinkers

Sunday, October 12, 2008

John McCain Video Feature: Obama's Ties to ACORN

Dear Supporter,

Our campaign just released a new web video detailing the ties between Senator Barack Obama and ACORN, the organization currently under investigation for massive voter fraud in a number of battleground states.

Please follow this link to watch "ACORN."

As a result of Senator Obama's blind ambition, he has a long history with the group. Barack Obama trained members of the Chicago ACORN staff, and his campaign has paid more than $800,000 for "voter registration" to an ACORN front group.

We're asking you to take a few minutes this evening to watch the ad and learn more about the relationship between Senator Barack Obama and ACORN.

After watching the video, please forward along to at least five others. It's up to us to hold Senator Obama accountable for his questionable judgment and blind ambition.

Thank you,
The McCain-Palin 2008 Team

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Senator John McCain Heroically Grants a Dying Mother Her Fin

Senator John McCain helped bring a soldier home from the Marines in time to say goodbye to his dying mother.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sex, Lies, and Video Tape Starring Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

By Tony Vega

Everyone by now should know that Barney Frank, the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee was in bed with Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, literally. Frank resided with his boyfriend Herb Moses in a Washington love pad. Herb Moses was an executive at Fannie Mae.

The role of Frank’s boyfriend was to help develop many of Fannie Mae’s affordable housing and home improvement lending programs. Barney Frank has collected tens of thousands of dollars from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in campaign contributions since 1989[1]

"I am the only member of the congressional gay spouse caucus," Moses wrote in the Washington Post in 1991. "On Capitol Hill, Barney always introduces me as his lover."[2]

The willful failure to report Frank's complicity and to expose the failure of members in Washington while our once fundamentally sound economy is crashing along with government-sponsored enterprises speaks volumes as to the double standard of mainstream media and the cowardice of the GOP.

Ideology and the fear of discussing a homosexual relationship trumps sound reasoning. This isn't about Barney Frank's lifestyle, it is about the failure to protect our economy, it is about the complicit actions of a leading member of the Housing Banking Committee.

"These two entities, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, are NOT facing any kind of financial crisis."- 2003, Barney Frank (D-MA), the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee[3]

There is certainly enough bipartisan blame to go around regarding the current economic crisis. Our current president let us down by not properly utilizing his bully pulpit, by not effectively leading, by not grabbing the liberals by the ear and exposing their complicity, by having the poor judgment of surrounding himself with snakes.

What did President Bush do to stave off this economical turmoil? To his credit, no pun intended, "Bush introduced the most significant piece of regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry. Specifically, Bush introduced to Congress a plan for a new agency to supervise Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac"-2003, NYT[3]

What did Obama do? Avert his eyes and took second place behind Senator Dodd in receiving handouts from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Visit article and compelling video of the Fannie Mae CEO begging Obama and the Congressional Black Caucasus (CBC) to help him and his company.

Senator Chris Dodd Chairs the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Dodd, like Frank denied these firms were in financial crisis. He called the firms "fundamentally strong" said they were in "sound situation" and "in good shape" and to "suggest they are in major trouble is not accurate."[4]

Dodd is the number one recipient in Congress of campaign funds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Critics also charge that Dodd ignored repeated warnings that the two firms were in need of major reform.[4]

Barack Obama holds the dubious distinction of being the number two recipient of campaign funds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.[3] There is no hiding the stink of the number one and two Congressional members.

After the sub-prime mortgage crisis began, Barack Obama claimed that the mortgages that gave houses to people who could not afford them were a good idea. Even with hindsight and 20/20 vision, Barack Obama's judgment is clouded.
Watch compelling video here:

What did McCain do? Confronted the mess head on before he ran for president and during. McCain is on the record in 2006 and urged his colleagues to act. "If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole."[3]

Many Democrats politicized, lied, and refused to share any of the blame, many even went so far as to malign McCain's record of positive action, while ignoring Obama's inaction if not out right complicity with the CEO's of Fannie Mae. This transparent demagoguery is a continued effort to hoodwink the taxpayer and voter.

Not all Democrats toed the party line. During an ABC interview, Bill Clinton did not criticize McCain for going back to his post to address the crisis and nearly delaying the first presidential debate.

Bill Clinton said, "I presume he [McCain] did that [going back to Washington] in good faith since I know he wanted, I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don't think we ought to overly parse that."[5]

McCain challenged Obama to appear at numerous townhall meetings together for off script meetings and debates. Obama refused. Check out side column on blog for Challenge Clock.

Clinton also had this to say, "I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."

Bill Clinton inspired the powerful ad Rein, check it out:

McCain was highly criticized by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, Chuck Schumer, and Obama, just to name a few. Obama later described McCain as being erratic. I guess a politician actually putting Country first is erratic behavior for that lot.

A common Obama claim is that McCain votes with Bush 95 percent of the time. The MSM repeats it and the sheep bleats it. What Obama is not telling you is that he (Obama) has voted pretty close to 100 percent in line with fellow Democrats during his brief Senate career.[6]

Bush has a very low approval rating, Nancy Pelosi has an even lower one.[7] A record of failed policies that Obama has nearly voted in accord 100 percent of the time. McCain has a clear record of challenging Bush on serious matters, including on the economy and the war.

1. Barney Frank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. - Lawmaker Accused of Fannie Mae Conflict of Interest - Politics Republican Party Democratic Party Politica..
3. Obama, McCain, and Banks Oh My!
4. Christopher Dodd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
5. Political Radar: Bill Clinton: Don't 'Overly Parse' McCain Request to Delay Debate 6.
7. CNN Political Ticker

Political Halloween Haiku

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Political Halloween Haiku
Three haiku, titled for the season
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Millions of Credit Union Members Affected

By Clark Richards

Credit Union Version of FDIC Raised to $250,000
The Senate passed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 contains benefits for Credit Union members
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Interview by AC Producer Louisa Burgess

Tony Vega, Family Man, Patriot and Writer
Some insight in to one of my favorites, Tony Vega.
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