Turkey Is Proposing to Buy Boeing and Airbus Passenger-Planes

ANKARA, Turkey —

Despite the flagging worldwide economy, Turkish Airlines would like to buy 105 airplanes from Boeing and/or Airbus, depending upon the proposals it receives. The company desires delivery by the second half of year 2010. Turkish Airlines’ passenger numbers have increased by 150% within the past four years.

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President Martti Ahtisaari of Finland Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Finnish President and Ambassador Martti Ahtisaari
Finnish President and Ambassador Martti Ahtisaari


Announcement from Nobel

The Norwegian Nobel Committee

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2008

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008 to Martti Ahtisaari for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts. These efforts have contributed to a more peaceful world and to “fraternity between nations” in Alfred Nobel’s spirit.Throughout all his adult life, whether as a senior Finnish public servant and President or in an international capacity, often connected to the United Nations, Ahtisaari has worked for peace and reconciliation. For the past twenty years, he has figured prominently in endeavours to resolve several serious and long-lasting conflicts. In 1989-90 he played a significant part in the establishment of Namibia’s independence; in 2005 he and his organization Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) were central to the solution of the complicated Aceh question in Indonesia. In 1999 and again in 2005-07, he sought under especially difficult circumstances to find a solution to the conflict in Kosovo. In 2008, through the CMI and in cooperation with other institutions, Ahtisaari has tried to help find a peaceful conclusion to the problems in Iraq. He has also made constructive contributions to the resolution of conflicts in Northern Ireland, in Central Asia, and on the Horn of Africa.

Although the parties themselves have the main responsibility for avoiding war and conflict, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has on several occasions awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to mediators in international politics. Today Ahtisaari is an outstanding international mediator. Through his untiring efforts and good results, he has shown what role mediation of various kinds can play in the resolution of international conflicts. The Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to express the hope that others may be inspired by his efforts and his achievements.

Oslo, 10 October 2008
Editor’s Note: Finally, someone who deserves receiving the Nobel Peace prize!

ACORN, Mortgage Mess, and the Election

The socialist bailout that the Democrats forced last week, through their culture of corruption, awards your tax dollars to this communist-socialist, criminal organization.

Barack Obama and his cronies in the congress and senate voted against John McCain’s proposed reform and oversight for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, so that they could continue lining their pockets with your money. Now that their actions and refusal to adopt a protective measure have forced the economic failure, Senator Obama wants to be elected president and give his corrupt contributors and partners in crime cabinet positions. The wholesale sell-out to socialists, communists and vote-fraud criminals will be the death-knell of democracy.



On the Brink of the Biggest Heist in World History

…that’s where Barack Hussein Obama and his ACORN, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae fraudsters are standing–waiting for you to vote Democrat in this presidential election. Thousands of false voter-registrations have already been “early voting,” before the public understands that the aforementioned hucksters and hijackers are the ones responsible for the mortgage mess and resultant worldwide financial collapse. Senator John McCain proposed reform that would have, if the Dems hadn’t voted it down, prevented such a colossal disaster!

Click Here to Watch the McCain Speech in Albuquerque this Week: Powerful Stuff Exposing Obama’s Complicity in the Financial Failure

Freedom versus Free Stuff

The ignorant and gullible will try to elect Barack Obama because they believe that they’ll “get free stuff”, little realizing that they would give up their freedom, and that their jobs will disappear when corporations and businesses are penalized and taxed to death. Senator Obama wants to model the U.S. after failed socialist regimes in Europe,  employing philosophies and policies that obliterate our autonomy as we forfeit our freedoms to fascism.

Freedom or Free Stuff?

There’s that choice I mentioned a few months ago: free stuff versus freedom. Pie-in-the sky pandering versus anti-communistic, common-sense leadership.

Electing Democrats,  Architects of the Mortgage and Financial Mess

America is about to self-destruct, because today’s college professors have brainwashed malleable minds into believing that communism and socialism are superior to American tradition. They’re not renegades; rather, they’re pathetic throwbacks to the past. McCain and Palin are progressives, while Obama and Biden participate in the Democrat old-boy network that has degraded our nation’s economy. While one hand washes the other in their world, they want to tie your hands and reap the benefits of their proposed oppressive regime. Who benefited from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae? Democrats. But they’re out there lying, stating unequivocally for their badly educated, brainwashed audience, that President Bush and by extension Senator John MacCain are responsible for the mess. Their followers don’t let the facts deter them. Bush and McCain, in 2003 and 2005, respectively, broached the topic and proposed reforming the mortgage, investing and banking mess that affects us all now. Democrats in the Senate and Congress thwarted and ridiculed the attempts, because their own kickbacks and funny money would have been at stake.

Progressive Reform without the Democrats’
Culture of Corruption

That’s the only hope for a country that the Democrats  have torn asunder with their manipulating and misrepresentations of facts. Wise up, America, and elect the Western Team of mavericks: McCain-Palin.

The McCain Record on Mortgage Collapse

The Record: Who Tried to Stop the Housing Market Failure that Is Now Ruining Our Economy? Senator McCain

Democrats Lied, the Economy Died

This is what Congresswoman and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want you to see (none of her people will ever pay attention to it, that’s for certain):
Congressional Record; May 25, 2006
FEDERAL HOUSING ENTERPRISE REGULATORY REFORM ACT OF 2005
The United States Senate
May 25, 2006
Section 16

Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]: Mr. President, this week Fannie Mae’s regulator reported that the company’s quarterly reports of profit growth over the past few years were “illusions deliberately and systematically created” by the company’s senior management, which resulted in a $10.6 billion accounting scandal.

The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight’s report goes on to say that Fannie Mae employees deliberately and intentionally manipulated financial reports to hit earnings targets in order to trigger bonuses for senior executives. In the case of Franklin Raines, Fannie Mae’s former chief executive officer, OFHEO’s report shows that over half of Mr. Raines’ compensation for the 6 years through 2003 was directly tied to meeting earnings targets. The report of financial misconduct at Fannie Mae echoes the deeply troubling $5 billion profit restatement at Freddie Mac.

The OFHEO report also states that Fannie Mae used its political power to lobby Congress in an effort to interfere with the regulator’s examination of the company’s accounting problems. This report comes some weeks after Freddie Mac paid a record $3.8 million fine in a settlement with the Federal Election Commission and restated lobbying disclosure reports from 2004 to 2005. These are entities that have demonstrated over and over again that they are deeply in need of reform.

For years I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–known as Government-sponsored entities or GSEs–and the sheer magnitude of these companies and the role they play in the housing market. OFHEO’s report this week does nothing to ease these concerns. In fact, the report does quite the contrary. OFHEO’s report solidifies my view that the GSEs need to be reformed without delay.

I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. 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.

I urge my colleagues to support swift action on this GSE reform legislation.

The Preceding were the Words of Senator John McCain.
Democrats blocked this bill before it could come to a vote.

 

An American Carol: Freedom of Speech in Action

An American Carol, All-Star Extravaganza

Now, here’s my Message to Michael from last year:

Your Cuban Vacation Awaits You

In Cuba, Michael Moore on May 29, 2007 at 9:27 pm

Message to Michael: …and YOUR PEOPLE think President Bush looks stupid?

Michael Moore, Crockumentary Producer

Michael Moore, Crockumentary Producer

By the way, what’s with that transparent beard? You’re doing nothing for the ailing steel industry if you won’t buy a razor blade and shave! Now, I’ll get to the point, Mr. Moore: Go back to Cuba.
You look like you could use a little R & R (Rigor & Restriction)!

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Extra, Read all about It: Review of An American Carol by Dirty Harry, on The Reluctant Optimist

Extra, Extra! The Cuba Michael Moore Won’t Show You, by Stephania Lapenna

Senator Biden More Respectful than Obama During Debate

Senator Joe Biden was respectful to Governor Palin, consistently addressing her by her title.
Senator Obama, from the very first question in the presidential debate, never called Senator McCain anything but “John”. That’s a very cheeky thing to do on a public podium when you are a Junior Senator.
Mr. Obama even spoke overtime and rudely ignored the pleas of moderator, Jim Lehrer. To top that off, Barack Obama continually interrupted Senator McCain and used arrogant body-language.

Governor Clinton was rude to President George Herbert Walker Bush in 1992 during a presidential debate, never once calling him President Bush, but repeating “Mr. Bush” throughout the event. In keeping with the overall decline of standards in America, thanks in part to President Clinton, the performance by Senator Obama in the last debate surpassed Pres. # 42 in rudeness and boorish comportment by a country mile.

I’m happy to say that I like Senator Biden a little more this morning. He behaved with dignity and respect in regards to Governor Palin. I will leave to the experts his errata and gaffes while characterizing the senatorial career of John McCain, and blaming the current financial crisis on the wrong party!

Addendum: it wasn’t Sen. Biden’s fault that the order of questions and answers let him end one answer and consecutively begin another one right away on a different topic, when an alternating order is proper. This lopsided treatment was supposed to go unnoticed.

Senator Biden Wrong on Global Warming

Besides the fact that the McCain campaign lists fourteen errors or lies by Joe Biden, he really looked small-minded when he answered the question about global warming with an unequivocal air.

Senator Biden didn’t admit the well-known scientific fact that global warming is partially due to cyclical climate changes. He was obviously pandering to the Blame America First crowd. This is the cleanest nation in the world besides Canada. Since President Nixon founded the EPA, the Environmental Protection Act, great strides have been made to ensure that American industry and individuals pollute as little as possible. There are no such standards in Europe, where smoking cars and people who smoke cigarettes abound. And the ridiculous amounts of pollution wrought by India and China are ignored by the left-wingers who worship those cultures. I smell the hot air of hypocrisy. Governor Palin, despite being painted by the same old idiotic broad brush that the Democrats use to tar every single Republican, was fair and accurate enough to acknowledge that both human industry and cyclical climate-change contribute to global warming.
Senator for Life Joe Biden
Long-Time Senator Joe Biden

Biden Wrong on Global Warming

Senator Biden didn’t admit the well-known scientific fact that global warming is partially due to cyclical climate changes. He was obviously pandering to the Blame America First crowd. This is the cleanest nation in the world besides Canada. Since President Nixon founded the EPA, the Environmental Protection Act, great strides have been made to ensure that American industry and individuals pollute as little as possible. There are no such standards in Europe, where smoking cars and people who smoke cigarettes abound. And the ridiculous amounts of pollution wrought by India and China are ignored by the left-wingers who worship those cultures. I smell the hot air of hypocrisy. Governor Palin, despite being painted by the same old idiotic broad brush that the Democrats use to tar every single Republican, was fair and accurate enough to acknowledge that both human industry and cyclical climate-change contribute to global warming.
Senator for Life Joe Biden
Long-Time Senator Joe Biden

Too Close to Call?

Too Close to Call? Nobody Asked You To!

Who ARE these entities that “call” the elections before you even get the chance to VOTE? What gives them any power? I’m certainly not. Months before any election, and now more than ever, we hear the phrase, “It’s too close to call.” Earth to Them: that’s something which used to be reserved for election night! And, even then, it is not over until all ballots have been counted. How dare anyone deprive you of your right to choose? I remember a presidential election a few years ago when the polls had a few hours left before closing in California, and some big 3 TV network claimed  that the Democrat team had won. Scores of people stayed home from the polls on that basis, I reckon.
These self-proclaimed experts are merely trying to sway the results on election day by giving potential voters the notion that there is no point to going and actually voting. Don’t empower them–stand up for your right to choose a candidate with your vote! Elections are decided by those who vote; not by those who prognosticate. If anyone says “It’s too close to call”, I answer, “Who asked you to?”

~~M-J

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