Friday, October 31, 2008


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Qaeda wants Republicans, Bush "humiliated": Web video

This is an interesting tidbit to pop up here courtesy of the ever-resourceful Matt Drudge. Pay particular attention to this bit:

"O God, humiliate Bush and his party, O Lord of the Worlds, degrade and defy him,"

I wonder how many are so happy to be rid of the outgoing president that they will do their part to help answer this prayer in favour of the Al Qaeda petitioner as noted above.

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Some Final Week Election Strategery:
(Musings of your humble servant at Rerum Novarum)

I wrote and posted a similar text as this to another forum back on Monday. Without further ado...

Based on a lesson of "wealth redistribution" that I have noted before (and want to reiterate anew at this time) it gave me a good idea for a final election week strategery to drive home to people in ways they can feel the seriousness of Obama's "income redistribution" plans should he become president with a Democratic Congress. First let us recap the lesson before outlining the plan. I got the idea from someone called "AzVet" back on October 24th and Chris Blosser reminded me of it today with another source who had the same concept outlined. Here is "AzVet's" version of things to refresh the mind of the readers:

Redistribution experiment. On my way to lunch today, a homeless man was sitting on the sidewalk holding a sign, "vote for Obama...I need the money!" The waiter had a "Vote for Obama" tie. After lunch, the waiting handed me the bill. I told [him] that he was not getting a tip because I am doing an experiment of redistribution of wealth. I told him that I am going to give his tip the homeless man. He turned abruptly and left in a huff. I gave the homeless man $10.00 for which he did not earn. I told him to thank the waiter in the restaurant because he's the one that actually earned it. [Excerpt from Rerum Novarum (circa October 24, 2008)]

Basically folks, we should all do this before the election. Go out to eat a few times to the extent it is in your budget{1}, get a waiter to serve you, and ask them whom they are voting for in the election.{2} If the waiter says they are voting for Obama, then merely say "ok" or some neutral response not indicating intent, eat up, have them work to serve you, and then when the bill comes invite the waiter over and pay the bill. Tell them that you had a nice tip for them but since they support Obama who wants to redistribute your wealth to people who did not work for it that you will give their tip to a homeless person{3} or to someone else who did not earn it so they can better "share" in the economic plan that Sen. Obama has in mind as president. But that is not all.

If they say McCain, try to find out why they would vote for McCain to see if they are telling you the truth or not. If you think they are, give them a slightly larger tip and tell them that you too believe in rewarding those who actually earn their money rather than taking from those who work and giving it to those who did not earn it. That way, even if they lied to you about their intentions you may well give them something to think about before they go into the voting booth.

Remember, the best education quite often comes from real life experiences as opposed to from books so with those who in the abstract think Sen. Obama would be a "cool president", give them something that they can relate to and in the case of people in restaurant industry, that is their tip money which if they are good can constitute a good chunk of their income.

Anyway, that is my idea for last week campaign influencing the service/hospitality people to reassess a preference for Sen. Obama with a recommended plan of action for implementing the "redistribution experiment" of the aforementioned "AzVet."


{1} Because in an Obama presidency it will not likely be as frequent you will be able to do this.

{2} This works better the younger you are by the way as the really youthful demographic is the one most heavily skewed towards Sen. Obama but everyone should try this nonetheless.

{3} I rarely advocate giving money to homeless people though admittedly I do at times nonetheless. However, my usual modus opperandi over the years when downtown is to offer those who ask for money to buy them food instead -usually a breakfast sandwich from McDonalds, a couple items from their "value menu" or whatever depending on the time of day. Those who accept the offer and actually eat the food I view as being potentially in need whereas those who throw the food away or otherwise do not eat it (after claiming they wanted the money for food: and yes I have seen this at times), I chalk up as charletans who would have used the money for something other than food.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Points to Ponder:
(On Logic and Political Priorities)

Let me see if I got this straight. Obama/Biden need preconditions to talk to US news anchors, but no preconditions are needed to talk to our enemies. Yeah, that’s the ticket. ["Gutwrench" (circa October 27, 2008)]

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