Sunday, September 14, 2008

Two For One

Not much time to blog at the moment I'm afraid so here's a quick compilation of posts.

First up, the secretive Obama.

Just to review, the public cannot get access to paperwork related to grants to distributed by then-state-legislator Obama (records from 1997 to 2000 aren't available); his state legislative office records (which he says may have been thrown out); he refuses to release a specific list of law clients, instead giving a list of all of his firm's clients, numbering several hundred each year; he won't release his application to the state bar (where critics wonder if he lied in responding to questions about parking tickets and past drug use); he’s never released any legal or billing records to verify that he only did a few hours of work for a nonprofit tied to convicted donor Rezko; and he's never released any medical records, just a one-page letter from his doctor.

Then there was the effort against Stanley Kurtz for his effort to examine documents relating to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, where William Ayers hired Obama to be board chairman.

Oh, and Biden has released his earmark requests for one year out of his 36 in the Senate.

Next, Obama's church- Trinity- and the way in which they marked the fifth anniversary of 9/11. A poem was published in the church magazine and it's worth reading the whole thing. Here's a brief sample-

If you want a moment of silence
Then stop the oil pumps
Turn off the engines and the televisions
Sink the cruise ships
Crash the stock markets
Unplug the marquee lights,
Delete the instant messages,
Derail the trains, the light rail transit

If you want a moment of silence,
put a brick through
the window of Taco Bell,
And pay the workers for wages lost
Tear down the liquor stores,
The townhouses, the White Houses,
the jailhouses, the Penthouses and
the Playboys.

Remember when O'Reilly pressed Obama about Wright's outrageous comments in the church Barack attended for 20 years? Obama stated that he never heard the comments that were looped on TV. He never heard those comments. When O'Reilly pushed the fact that the church published Wright's sermons in its magazine, Obama's only response was "what can I tell ya?"

Precisely, what can he tell us about what he heard- and what he exposed his daughters to- at that church?

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