Posted by: Maysman | October 2, 2008

VP Debate scores ala Maysman…

—-Governor Palin signing a bill into law up here in Alaska…

Opinion alert…

—-Our Sarah did NOT lose the Presidency for Senator McCain …

—-However, she did not WIN it…

—-Our Sarah debated in plain talk and did NOT make the big mistake… She did very well…

—-Senator Biden talking to reporters…

—-If the Senator did NOT convincingly “win” the debate… He did his workmanlike job and made no mistakes but  landed no really tough blows… Seems to have “misrepresented” facts a couple of times… Is that my imagination?

—-Senator Biden’s grade…. B+ maybe an A…

—-Governor Palin’s grade… A solid B+….

—-Ending 3rd quarter… Game is ON!… It is Senator McCain’s or Senator Obama’s to win…

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Posted by: Maysman | October 1, 2008

Do you wonder what “Mark-to-Market” means??

—-in the Bailout Bill…

—-Pretty good explanation here… http://newt.org/tabid/102/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/3755/Default.aspx

—-I “think?” I understand it now…

—-Or you can just google “Mark to Market” and get more confused…

Posted by: Maysman | October 1, 2008

Senator Obama is not endorsed by Vets For Freedom

Sigh… This man is leading in the polls… Maysman visited Wash. DC to support Vets for Freedom twice… Senator Obama is MIA [Missing in Action] as far as I am concerned…

http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/

Posted by: Maysman | October 1, 2008

Semper Fi, Sir

—-You’re an 18 or 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded, and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley, 11-14-1965. LZ Xray, Vietnam. Your Infantry Unit is outnumbered 8 – 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the Medi-Vac helicopters to stop coming in.

—-You’re lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you’re not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you’ll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.

—-Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see a Huey, but it doesn’t seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

—-Ed Freeman [and Major Bruce Crandall] is coming for you. He’s not Medi-Vac, so it’s not his job, but he’s flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.

—-He’s coming anyway.

—-And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.

—-Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses.

—-And, he kept coming back…… 13 more times….. and took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient Ed Freeman died Wednesday August 20 at the age of 80, in Boise, ID… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Freeman

—-btw… The lead helicopter was flown by Major Bruce P. Crandall (born 1933) [who is a retired U.S. Army officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor on 26 February 2007 for his heroic actions during the Battle of Ia Drang on 14 November 1965, in which he repeatedly flew an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring in ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. Crandall flew 22 flights that day, most of them under intense enemy fire, and a total of over 900 combat missions during the Vietnam War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_P._Crandall

—-[Note:  I hunted very carefully for a picture of Captain Freeman’s medal… Hopefully, the above pic is correct… if not, someone please correct me… http://www.homeofheroes.com/pictures/index.html

Posted by: Maysman | September 30, 2008

And… the real question is?

— Is the Bailout Bill a good bill?…

— Newt Gingrich has better ways to deal with this crisis as do many others…

—-http://newt.org/

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—-HT … http://witsnapper.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/suspicious-no-votes-naming-names/

—-Pelosi couldn’t deliver committee and subcommittee chairmen who owe their positions and posh offices to her good graces?

—-Obama couldn’t deliver the Congressional Black Caucus, including those from Chicago’s South Side, one of whom (Jesse Jackson, Jr.) is his campaign co-chair?

—-Neither of them could deliver safe incumbents who haven’t faced a competitive election in years, and will probably be in Congress until they die?

Laughable.  These representatives were told they were free to vote “no” without risk of repercussions from voters, Speaker Pelosi, or a prospective President Obama.  All this, to preserve the Wall Street meltdown as a crisis to blame on the Republicans and John McCain. The cherry on top is Pelosi’s disgraceful speech, which if nothing else at least alerted Republicans they were being set up.

MORE: The New York Times reports the number of Democratic holdouts Obama called to ask for their votes for a bill he ostensibly supported: zero.

Posted by: Maysman | September 30, 2008

Did Speaker Pelosi DELIBERATELY sabotage the Bailout Bill??…

on Monday, 9/29/2008 ?

—-Evidence—-

—-#1. Pelosi failure to rally enough Dem votes…[you KNOW how carefully they can count]

—-#2. Speaker Pelosi’s speech right before the vote… A highly inflammatory speech designed to alienate Repubs for sure…

—-#3.  Bill’s failure makes McCain look bad.

—-#4.  Keeps economy in limbo and market [as predicted] tanks for the day at least..

—-#5. The Bailout Bill WILL pass later in week or so in different form…

—-#6.. Pelosi can now load it up with more $$ … maybe reaching a trillion $

—-#7. Credit tightens or disappears… therefore good for Obama as Dems can blame Bush/McCain

—-#8.  Mark my 70 years old words as I would bet my [paid off house] …that… The Dems will find enough votes later this week or very soon to pass a Bailout Bill.

—-#9.  And especially note the maneuvering of Ayes and Nays DURING the vote as Newt analyzes in the following video…

—-Check this video… Newt Gingrich…

—-And go on over to AJ Strata for more analysis… http://strata-sphere.com/blog/ as he says [among other things…

—-“I find it implausible that Pelosi and Co. couldn’t dig up 12 measely votes. What I do find plausible and possible is that they kept moving Dems into the “Nay” column as more and more GOP members supported the bill (65 ended up doing so). That required 5 committee [DEMOCRATIC] chairmen to jump ship to save the [Democratic] plan – to defeat the bill!…”

—-I will continue to update this post as more thoughts occur to me… and… will add your observations from comments into any revised post….

Posted by: Maysman | September 29, 2008

Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

Whew… And Mrs. Speaker… IF you were so d**m concerned with putting the country first and passing the legislation… WHY did you make such inflammatory, absolutely stupid, moronic speech to the house???????????????????????????  YOU, Mrs. Speaker, poisoned the well.  Do NOT try to call me stupid and pretend otherwise…

—-After you listen to Speaker Pelosi, go below and listen to the videos in the post called “What to do…”

—-And when you listen to Barney Frank on your TV these days… Keep in mind what he SAID earlier… “What to do…”

—-So, my snarky comments aside… again… We are where we are… what to do?

Posted by: Maysman | September 29, 2008

Have you forgotten about Iraq?… I have not…

—-“…And you probably haven’t heard a word about any of this. The media’s code of silence on good news from Iraq (in place until Nov. 4) is in full force. Bombings still merit a breathless mention – even as they become ever less frequent – but the legislative progress in Baghdad gets buried deep in the inside pages, if it’s reported at all.

—-The course of history is confounding. Iraq, which was supposed to fail, increasingly looks like a game-changing success story. The failures have been much closer to home…”    End paragraph of a Ralph Peters column…

http://www.nypost.com/seven/09292008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/iraqs_latest_milestone_131215.htm

Posted by: Maysman | September 29, 2008

What to do… I have no idea

Well, we are where we are…Watch this…

—-So putting the blame game behind us… What to do?

—-I am not smart enough to know…

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