Agam's Gecko
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
B. H. Obama

ith just two weeks until election day, polling organisations tell us that most Americans are just not interested in knowing anything more about the life experiences of the new Messiah. For anyone who loves liberty and wishes for its advancement in the world, this is a most distressing situation.

The ruthlessness of the Obama campaign is beyond belief; his followers' projections of their own worst impulses upon their opponents, fertile psychiatric case-study material; and the fawning pop media (hereinafter referred to as the TBM - Tanning Bed Media) is no longer even bothering to hide its duplicity in assuring that the upcoming coronation takes place without a hitch. There's still a shining city on a hill way over yonder but, one by one, the lights are going out.

The purveyors of information (nearly all of them, anyway) are pounding home the notion that the approaching idyllic Obamalot is destined by history. Everybody likes to feel he has a part in making history, and none more so than the idealistic journalism grads of 30 years ago. Scratch almost any journalist today, and you're likely to find an idealist who got into the business to "make a difference." And that, they are certainly doing. Helping to "make history" is a dream come true, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

For such a historical figure, one would expect his remarkable life would attract the intense interest of such idealistic journalists. But those whom we would expect to be the most keen on telling it, don't even want to tolerate questions about it. Asking for the details is "racist" and "hateful" -- and these questions must be firmly buried. Preferably with sufficient concrete on top that they can't crawl out again, if they aren't quite dead yet. Whichever candidate wins on Nov. 4, the biggest loser of face will be the media, which has shamed itself beyond redemption.

With the TBM solidly behind him, The One now seems prepared to run out the clock. Absolutely rolling in dough (taking in a record $150 million last month, after having earlier promised to take public financing as McCain has done), he is ready to flood the airwaves in the final push -- including a half-hour prime-time buy on all networks. The Obama Channel is already running via satellite.

The 'conventional wisdom' (TBM-promoted narrative) holds that over the past few weeks, McCain / Palin rallies have been little better than hate-filled Klan gatherings. This was based on several reported incidents in which someone among the tens of thousands has shouted "Terrorist!" or "Kill him!" at the mention of Obama's name.

I was in fact watching one of these events, streamed live over the AP satellite feed. The truth is that "Terrorist!" was shouted after the mention of William Ayers' name, not Obama's. Governor Palin had made the perfectly sensible statement that Sen. Obama has yet to sufficiently explain his relationship with Mr. Ayers. That was true then, and it's still true now.

With that experience in the stark divergence between what actually happened and what was reported to have happened, I thought the "Kill him!" incident was likely a similar story. These occurred, after all, when both McCain and Palin were asking for full disclosure on Obama's professional working relationship with Ayers (which is what we now know it was). By now nearly everyone has heard that some person shouted "Kill him!" at a Palin rally (because it was very widely reported).

What nearly no one knows, is the result of the Secret Service investigation (because it was not widely reported). Governor Palin, who was roundly blamed for not controlling her hate-driven freaks, had not even been in the auditorium at the time the threat was allegedly made. The words were "heard" by precisely one person, a reporter for a Scranton newspaper (who dutifully wrote up the story). Hundreds of people were interviewed, including all Secret Service agents and other law enforcement officers present. Not one person was able to confirm the reporter's charge. Not one.

I'd be the last one to deny the presence of a large measure of anger at McCain's townhall meetings. When a man stands up and says, "I'm mad! We're mad!" it's quite clear. And if you care to listen, the anger is mainly directed toward the undeniably unfair media covering up for Obama, with some measure reserved for McCain himself for not "taking it to him" with the gloves off and at least trying to punch through the media barrier.

James T. Harris
James T. Harris, Milwaukee radio host, had a request for Sen. McCain.
Photo: James T. Harris
That's what radio personality James Harris wanted too, as he made the passionate request at another townhall meeting. Raising the names of many of Sen. Obama's associates, mentors and spiritual guides (who are clearly full of hatred and/or racism, the lot of them), Harris struggled to be heard amid the crowd's roar. "I am begging you, sir. I am begging you. Take it to him!"

The response was almost immediate, as thousands of his countrymen took it to him, James T. Harris. He was literally overwhelmed by a tsunami of hatred. 'Sell-out,' and 'Uncle Tom,' and 'House Nigger' -- you know the drill. James gave an interview to Essence magazine in an effort to clear the air and set misconceptions straight, but it didn't do him much good. Read that to see what a reasonable man he is, and then peruse (if you dare!) any of the more than 3,000 comments attached to it. Nobody is allowed to wander off that plantation.

But it's McCain and Palin who are "fanning the flames of intolerance," or something.

Has anyone heard that a bullet was fired through the window of the Straight Talk Express bus in New Mexico the other day? Didn't think so. Luckily, no one was injured. Has anyone heard that a large McCain sign was firebombed in Oregon a week ago? Didn't think so. It nearly caught a family's home on fire. Attacks against McCain campaign offices in many parts of the country, necessitating re-allocation of scarce resources to provide 24 hour security? Not very well-reported. McCain supporters handing out leaflets on a Manhattan streetcorner, attacked and beaten with sticks? I didn't see anything on the news about it either, but it happened. There is plenty more.

These do not fit the acceptable narrative, and thus go straight down the memory hole. Who was it that instructed his followers to "argue with them and get in their face" again? Oh yeah. That was Barack. He will do this thing and get into that house by any means necessary, as long as other people will do those parts of it.

What about those t-shirts? Do the "victimized" Obama supporters have anything to say about it? Crickets. Madonna's Nazi fantasies, or Sandra Bernhard's "act" asking Gov. Palin to visit New York so her "big black thug" friends could gang-rape her -- there is an endless catalogue of insane rage out there, yet I've heard no apologies nor any leadership from Sen. Obama to tone down the hate on his own side.

But some lady at a townhall says she thinks Barack has some Arab heritage (McCain corrects her immediately), and she makes it into a ridiculing Saturday Night Live skit. There is some sort of mass psychosis going on here.

And then came Joe.

I Am Joe
Joe was playing with his son, at his own house, when the Great One came along campaigning. Joe had the temerity to ask a question about taxes, while revealing his aspiration to become a successful entrepreneur sometime in the future. Barack then did something he rarely does in public. He revealed something about himself. "When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." That sounded to Joe like a wealth redistribution philosophy. Somehow, the word got around (Fox, natch, and no I do not get it over here). It couldn't be unsaid. Joe must now be destroyed.

The uncurious media was suddenly, inexplicably curious. What about Joe's divorce? Track down the ex-wife. Does he have any traffic citations? Bingo! Alaska connections, eh? Maybe he's the real father of little Trig! Oh, he owes some back property taxes.... we struck GOLD! Must destroy this man who had the audacity to listen while the Great One was accidentally revealing himself. The conductors on the 'O Train' actually criticized McCain for failing to fully vet Joe the Plumber before he ambushed the poor Messiah, who had come uninvited to Joe's front yard.

Is this sounding insane yet? We are in exceedingly creepy times when asking a candidate a simple question come with this much cost. I guess that whole "dissent is patriotic" thing doesn't apply anymore (and Joe didn't even dissent, he just asked a frickin' question). 'Paying higher taxes is patriotic,' is the new black I guess (and I denounce myself for any unintended racism there).

If the O campaign wanted to see anger, they've got it. An army of Joes are attending McCain's rallies now, with names like Tito the Construction Worker, Phil the Bricklayer and Rose the Teacher. Tito sounds very cool. He came prepared with all his documents, including his American passport, and a wish to confront the decrepit media.
"I support McCain, but I’ve come to face you guys because I’m disgusted with you guys. Why the hell are you going after Joe the Plumber? Joe the Plumber has an idea. He has a future. He wants to be something else. Why is that wrong? Everything is possible in America. I made it. Joe the Plumber could make it even better than me. . . . I was born in Colombia, but I was made in the U.S.A."
Tito got his wish, getting into a shouting match with "progressive" journalist David Corn. Tito the Construction Worker got to teach David the Journalist something about his Constitutional rights. Wonderful stuff (there are pictures).

Let's just suppose for a moment that Sarah Palin couldn't count to four. She'd be finished, right? Or, let's suppose John McCain thought there were 59 states in the Union. We'd never hear the end of it until election day, and he'd be finished too (if he lasted that far).

Not so long ago, Joe the VP Candidate was recorded saying, "The answer is a simple three letter word -- J. O. B. S." A few weeks earlier, Barack the Messiah said he had already visited 57 states, "with two more left to go." Little-known true facts for your enjoyment.

Or, we could also suppose that John McCain had a longtime professional working relationship with an unrepentant former abortion clinic bomber, and imagine how that might work out in the campaign. If he'd had a viciously racist pastor for 20 years, and also a beloved boyhood mentor / father figure who openly belonged to the Klan and wrote books about having sex with children.

Let's add in an imaginary cousin who he helped campaign for the presidency of a foreign country just two years ago (this is illegal behaviour for Senators), during which time he had roundly denounced the sitting president of that country (also illegal for Senators). Further imagine that this foreign cousin became angry when he lost his election, proceeding to fan inter-communal hatreds which led to gruesome massacres of at least 1,500 innocent people. In this far-off land, dozens of frightened women and children took refuge inside a church, which the cousin-politician's mobs then set alight -- burning them alive. Those who managed to flee were hacked up with machetes.

Would there be any possible public sentiment that these things should be "out of bounds?" I very much doubt it. Of course, none of these are true of John McCain. Any one of them would likely disqualify him from public office, if not make it impossible for him to be elected dog-catcher.

A very extensively-footnoted timeline is here. Frank Marshall "Smash on, victory-eating Red Army!" Davis is there. Ayers and Dohrn are there. Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright is there. Saul "Rules for Radicals" Alinsky is there. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" for community organisers (fostering socialism by taking actions to force deliberate failure in society) is there in spades (I pre-emptively denounce myself again for a forbidden word). Louis Farrakhan (who actually did annoint Barack as "The Messiah" earlier this year), Khalid al-Mansour, Rashid "PLO" Khalidi, Mike "PRC-approved Party Leader" Klonsky, Tony "The Fixer" Rezko, Nadhmi "Oil for Food for Saddam" Auchi, Code Pink, Raila Odinga -- and a host of radical anarchists, revolutionary Marxists and more race-pimping bigots are also in there. And ACORN, of course -- ACORN is everywhere. If you don't know these names, you should.

None of this should be a surprise given that in one of his autobiographies, Barack describes preferring to hang out with radical anarchists, Marxist professors and punk poets in his school days. I suppose plenty of us could have been the same way (I know I was) before we grew up. But, as William Ayers proudly displays, some people never grow up. Here's a 2002 radio interview with the man who brought in Barack Obama to chair his revolutionary-indoctrination-for-troubled-teens (instead of reading-and-writing) projects in Chicago (executive experience!):

And here's a chilling remembrance of Bill from the bad old days, by a woman who was once a trusting and naive young girl. It was published well before anybody was running for president, in January 2006. Just try to get this story out of your mind for a few days after you read it.

Raila Odinga
Raila Odinga, current Prime Minister of Kenya.
Photo: AP
The most troubling close association, in my opinion, is Raila Odinga. Barack campaigned vigorously for him in 2006 as he prepared to run for president against the incumbent Mwai Kibaki. Odinga is a Marxist (he named his first son Fidel Castro Odinga), was educated in communist East Germany, and was implicated in a bloody 1982 coup attempt against Daniel Arap Moi (an ally of the US). Kenya had been one of the most stable democracies in Africa since the 1960's, apart from that coup episode. Until this year, that is.

Before Barack campaigned with him in 2006, Odinga had visited Obama in the U.S. a number of times over the previous two years. The Senator's foreign policy advisor was the go-between to coordinate the joint campaigning in Kenya.

In the summer of 2007, (the presidential election was on December 27), Odinga denied having made a deal with Islamic leaders regarding implimentation of Sharia law in Kenya if he was elected. Then the top Sheik of the Muslim leaders' council produced the memorandum of understanding with Odinga's signature. The MOU promised a number of measures, including recognition of Islam as the "one true religion," Islamic oversight over ALL other religions (Kenya is majority Christian), Sharia courts in all jurisdictions, a ban on Christian preaching, women's dress codes, and various other Islamic prohibitions.

Then he lost the election and the murderous rampage began. He exhorted his followers to continue -- "No Raila, No Peace!" was the slogan. This wasn't simply Luo slaughtering Kikuyu, but Kenyan Muslims slaughtering Kenyan Christians. Perhaps some readers may recall this in January and February of this year. President Kibaki was desperate to stop the violence, which only ended after he offered Odinga the Prime Ministership.

Odinga was in near daily contact with Obama during that period. The reason, as he told the BBC in January, was that Barack Obama Sr. (father of The One) was his uncle. It's a family thing. Much more detail here from the African press. It must be mentioned that the Kibaki government has been a leading supporter of the civilized world in dismantling al Qaeda cells in Kenya (remember the embassy bombings?). Raila Odinga has pledged to end this cooperation if he ever attains power.

Author Jerome Corsi was recently in Kenya investigating these matters. Prior to leaving the country, he called a press conference to inform the local media of his findings. Heavily armed soldiers prevented that from happening, taking Corsi and his colleague for a bit of detention and mistreatment until their flight out. A sympathetic officer informed Corsi that the orders had come from Odinga. A discussion with Corsi about all this can be heard here.

Well, there's some international experience for you. How to play politics in somebody else's country, win friends and influence people?

At least, I think it's somebody else's country. Barry O's paternal grandmother and two other relatives are convinced that they were present at his birth in Mombassa, after his mother was refused boarding of the plane home because she was too close to delivery. It's probably just a rumour though, and the relatives are simply imagining things. Especially since his mother would have been too young to meet the requirements of the time, as far as giving birth to an American citizen in a foreign country. It must be impossible.

While Johnny Mac has Joe the Plumber in his corner, Barack has Joe the Dumber (wai Treacher) in his. At least, I think he does. Sometimes, I really wonder. That Joe predicts a major international crisis. Soon.
"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. [...]

"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "And he's gonna need help."
Well, there's a pleasant thought. I'm so relieved though, now that I know how he handles his foreign relations. And he'll always have Joe's guiding hand, so there's that.

the Wright Bone's connected to the...
The A-CORN's connected to the...
Left Bone.
The Left Bone's connected to the...
Wing Bone.
The Wing Bone's connected to the...
Funny Bone.
Now hear the word of the Lord!
"An ACORN doesn't fall far from the tree." -- Barack Obama, October 8, 2008.
So what's all this I hear about massive voter registration fraud by a little-known outfit (the largest radical left organisation in the country), anyway? It's probably just nothing, since the nice ACORN people insist that the problem is just those untrustworthy below-minimum-wage workers they're forced to use for this important work.
"Every day, there was pressure on us. Every single day," said Teshika Elder, a Cleveland single mom of three who worked for ACORN this summer.

"We had meetings every morning where they'd go over your quota; they'd yell at you if you were low," said Elder, 21. "They'd sit us down and say if you didn't do better, they'd suspend you. They'd say, 'Try harder next time,' [and] if you didn't get it, you'd be fired."
Hmmm. Didn't something like this happen before? Oh yes, yes it did.

No wonder Hillary's PUMA's are so angry. Taken from the film We Will Not Be Silenced.

The PUMAs sound ever so much more intelligent than the followers of The One We've All Been Waiting For. Here's an interesting exercise. Go out into the streets of a large city teeming with followers. Ask people what they think of John McCain's policies -- except you tell them that they are Obama's policies instead. You could even ask them if they're satisfied with his pick of Sarah Palin for his running mate. Hilarity ensues. Not Hillary, hilarity.

I'm not a Stern fan, but that was pretty good.

Now, Barry might reply with something like Fox viewers are stupider, or something like that.
"I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls," Obama told me. "If I were watching Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me, right? Because the way I’m portrayed 24/7 is as a freak! I am the latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants somebody like that?"
I really couldn't tell ya, Barack! On the other hand, those idiots who watch Fox have been exposed to, not one but two serious investigative specials into your life experiences -- which is two more than anybody else will ever do.

Volume One was linked as a playlist here two weeks ago, but for those who haven't enjoyed it yet, here it is along with Volume Two:
Barack Obama & Friends Special: Volume One -- Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Barack Obama & Friends Special: Volume Two -- Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
It sure couldn't hurt several of those informationally-challenged voters in the sound clip to at least take a peek at one or two of these. Of course, yes, fat chance, etc. The Tanning Bed Media has everything under control.

The One he is waiting for
Votive candles? Only in San Francisco!
To tell the truth, I think something like this might have happened before. Evan Thomas was the Assistant Managing Editor of Newsweek at that time:
MR. THOMAS: There's one other base here, the media. Let's talk a little media bias here. The media, I think, wants Kerry to win and I think they're going to portray Kerry and Edwards - I'm talking about the establishment media, not Fox. They're going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and there's going to be this glow about them, collective glow, the two of them, that's going to be worth maybe 15 points.
It didn't exactly work out (unless they needed the 15 points just to get close to Bush?). I love how Barack always has a glow in his news pictures, often in the form of an actual halo (you've seen them). I wonder how he does that?

Somethin's happenin' here.
What it is ain't exactly clear.

If you see something very clearly with your own eyes, but everyone around you sees a different thing, could your own eyes be wrong? What if, unknown to you, they were all in on the deception? It could happen... Wait! It did happen. Over and over and over and over again, my friend... you don't believe, we're on the eve of....

This phenomenon is a scientifically recognised quirk of human beans. The Asch Experiments (scroll down about half-way if you don't want to read that much).

You better stop, children, what's that sound,
ev'rybody look what's goin' down...

Then again, maybe we're all just Waiting for Chico. Marx, that is. Chico is the key. We're All Marxists Now.

I (think I) know one thing, though. It wouldn't be much fun to live in a country where you can't even criticise the President, even once just a little bit, if you didn't want to be a racist or a hater. Even if you tell him his tie is crooked, his minions will call you a racist for sure. Not much fun I think. For four whole years (or even eight...). I don't think there's enough White Guilt to go around for everyone to have some!

That's why I'm happy in Thailand for the next while, probably. At least here you can call the Prime Minister funny names and hold months-long demonstrations and stuff. You can still have the worst ones sent to jail, if they need it. Even if it is in absentia, it's better than nothing.

But this will be a new experience for Americans, I'm pretty sure. None of that unsightly criticism everybody's so used to by now, after eight whole years of Chimpy McHalliburton Bushitler. No more Chimpy for anyone. Oh wait... Chimpy? (and I pre-emptively denounce myself for unclean thoughts once again.)

Everyone must be plum tuckered out from all that serious readin' and considerin', and I won't then be leavin' ya high and dry on the tidal flats without some real knee-slappin' hilarity to make up for it. If it's comedy y'all want, then it's the funniest fifteen minutes of your life you will get. Or of any other life, you betcha. John Sidney McCain was in da house before he brought down da house (Barack Hussein Obama was also in da house, but he really wasn't all that funny). Here you go, it was for charity.

UPDATE: Obama at Al Smith Dinner -Part 1- and Obama at Al Smith Dinner -Part 2-.


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