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John McCain isn’t sharing…

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A Mother of Five

There are various reasons why someone will support and vote the Obama/Biden ticket.  A mother of five, a life long Republican, is taking this election very seriously and she took a long, hard look at all the candidates.  She did her homework by researching each one’s position on issues and she watched both the Democratic and Republican conventions paying particular attention to the speeches presented by the nominees for Vice President and President.  A letter that she composed was posted on My2Buck$ .  This is a very thoughtful and objective letter.  It’s long and well worth reading.  John McCain and Sarah Palin are losing the moderate Republicans.

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Proud Bush/McCain Republicans

This video speaks for itself.

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Republican Haters Ball

(h/t to MsJ at TheZoo and to Crooks and Liars) This tells it like it is.

Hey Christian churches, you know, those of you who do community work. John McCain’s Republican party thinks you are a joke. They laughed at you at their Convention. They think your work has little value. And all this from the party of values. Ha!


The Elitist

Wow, a $300,000.00 dress outfit just for the Republican Convention. I’ll bet this sum of money would be very helpful in restoring some of the homes along the Gulf coast that were damaged by Gustov. Spending $300,000.00 for a dress is just a drop in the bucket for Cindy McCain and while she was wearing her “Party dress”, she asked all of us to take off our “Party hats” and put on our American hats. Well, I have news for Cindy McCain. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and all their millions upon millions of supporters never took off their American hats. We wear our American hats all the time and always place Americans before Party.

Elitist Cindy McCain in her $300,000.00 Gold Party Dress
Elitist Cindy McCain in her $300,000.00 Gold Dress, Diamonds and Pearls Party Outfit

This from Suzie-Q

Laura Bush
Oscar de la Renta suit: $2,500
Stuart Weitzman heels: $325
Pearl stud earrings: $600–$1,500
Total: Between $3,425 and $4,325

Cindy McCain
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, designer unknown: $600
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100

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Community Organizers

Roland Martin had this to say about Palin’s speech.

Typical of the Republican party to trash other people. They are such ELITIST.


Copyright Infringement

Found this little tidbit that I thought some folks might be interested in.

(h/t to Mike at Keystone Progressive)

For Immediate Release Contact: Lisa Cohen, 310.395.2544
August 26, 2008



San Francisco, CA – In a cease and desist letter filed with the right wing group broadcasting an anti-Obama ad in Michigan and Ohio that features Weather Underground founder William Ayers, the non-profit Free History Project, the organization that produced 2004 documentary film The Weather Underground, is demanding that all broadcasts of the ad be stopped for violating copyright laws. The cease and desist letter, which was sent to the conservative entity responsible for the attack ads, the American Issues Project, is attached below.

On Monday evening, John Keker, an attorney representing the Free History Project, which produced and directed the 2004 Oscar-nominated documentary The Weather Underground, informed the conservative organization, the American Issues Project, that its attack ad targeting Senator Barack Obama, which is currently being broadcast on television stations in Michigan and Ohio, uses unauthorized, copyright protected material.

Stating that the American Issues Project has “willfully violated the Free History Project’s intellectual property rights,” the cease and desist letter demanded that the right wing organization, “immediately remove the advertisement from any television, cable network, or other media outlet where it is currently running” and “remove the ad from the American Issues Project’s web site.” Mr. Keker will formally notify television stations in Michigan and Ohio that the American Issues Project’s attack ad is in violation of copyright law.

The Weather Underground tells the story of a group of young women and men – including the founder of the Weather Underground, William Ayers — who tried to overthrow the United States government during the late 1960’s and 70’s. The anti-Obama ad aired by the American Issues Project uses footage of William Ayers from the documentary without permission from the Free History Project, and, in doing so, is “directly infringing on the Free History Project’s copyright in the film.”

Sam Green, the Director of the Weather Underground and an officer and director of the Free History Project, said, “We were shocked and dismayed to see that material from our film was taken and used in this manner. Our goal in making The Weather Underground was to produce an even-handed and fair account of a turbulent period in American history. We would never authorize anyone to make use of the film for the purposes of divisive partisan politics.”

The cease and desist letter demanded that the American Issues Project, “immediately remove the advertisement from any television, cable network, or other media outlet where it is currently running” and “remove the ad from the American Issues Project’s web site.”

The Free History Project is a 501 (c) (3), film production, distribution and educational outreach organization. Its mission is to advance knowledge of media, history and humanities based-subjects, through independent documentary film and education.

Looks like someone got into trouble.

UPDATE:  It never stops with the McCain/Palin campaign.  They just steal, steal and keep stealing.

Here’s the latest