Charges Filed Against 4 Indiana Dems for 2008 Election Fraud

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Watch for this kind of thing multiplied by at least 20 in this year’s election. Fraud is the only hope Democrats have this year of holding their ground in Congress and retaining the White House, and they know it.

From Fox News:

Felony charges related to election fraud have touched the 2008 race for the highest office in the land.

Prosecutors in South Bend, Ind., filed charges Monday against four St. Joseph County Democratic officials and deputies as part of a multiple-felony case involving the alleged forging of Democratic presidential primary petitions in the 2008 election, which put then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot.

The officials are accused of taking part in a scheme to fake signatures and names on the primary petitions needed to run for president. Court papers say the plan was hatched by local Democratic Party officials inside the local party headquarters.
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According to affidavits, Burkett told investigators it was his job to “forge petitions for candidate Barack Obama,” Shelton “was assigned to forge petitions for candidate Hillary Clinton” and Blythe “was assigned to forge petitions for candidate John Edwards.” When Edwards dropped out of the race at the end of January 2008 and Burkett refused to continue the forgeries, Morgan allegedly ordered Blythe to then forge petitions for Barack Obama.

Indiana State Police investigators identified a total of 22 petitions that appeared to be faked, yet sailed through the Voter Registration Board as legitimate documents.

If they needed signatures that were authentic all they had to do was find a bunch of Gannett reporters. It works in Wisconsin, why not Indiana?

Obama Offers Proof That He Believes in American Exceptionalism

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America is still exceptional, and Barack Obama proved it earlier in the week. Barack Obama’s proof that America is still exceptional? Barack Obama:

President Obama has rarely engaged Mitt Romney directly over policy and politics so far during the presidential primary campaign.

But today Obama didn’t pass up an opportunity when asked about GOP frontrunner’s claims, made over the weekend, that the president does not believe in the “exceptionalism” of the U.S.

“It’s worth noting that I first arrived on the national stage with a speech at the Democratic Convention that was entirely about American exceptionalism and that my entire career has been a testimony to American exceptionalism,” Obama said at an afternoon Rose Garden press conference.

Obama is proof that America is also still a very humble nation as well.

Actually, I partially agree. Obama has been exceptional when it comes to fundamentally transforming the United States, as he promised. America was so great that every aspect of it needed to be changed, and that’s what he’s still trying to do — exceptionally.

Bad Comparison of the Day, Chevy Volt Edition

Former GM exec Bob Lutz, in an op-ed piece, likened the development of the Chevy Volt to America’s quest to land human beings on the moon during the Apollo program:

Sadly, earlier this year we remembered the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 1 disaster that killed three of our hero astronauts. Had the space program folded upon this early failure, we would have never gone to the moon and reaped many of the scientific and medical riches that we enjoy today. Moving America forward in that same vein is what we must support with vehicles like the Volt and other innovative vehicles trapped in this pathetic political circus.

As TTAC pointed out, astronauts Chaffee, White and Grissom were tragically killed because of an… electrical fire.

That aside, the comparison to a moon shot is ridiculous. In 50 years will our children be fondly remembering where they were the day they watched President Obama drive a Volt ten feet, get out and say “that’s one small drive for me, one giant leap for Big Labor”?

Tuesday Morning Open Thread: Which Obama Cabinet Member Did the Hot Russian Spy Have a Bead On?

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BBC2 is airing a show entitled “Modern Spies.” One of the episodes alleges that the Russian spy Anna Chapman had her sights set on an Obama cabinet member:

Another revelation in the series is the real reason why the FBI swooped on Russian spy Anna Chapman in 2010. Top officials feared the glamorous Russian agent wanted to seduce one of US President Barack Obama’s inner circle. Frank Figliuzzi, the FBI’s head of counterintelligence, reveals how she got “closer and closer to higher and higher ranking leadership… she got close enough to disturb us”.

The fear that Chapman would compromise a senior US official in a “honey trap” was a key reason for the arrest and deportation of the Russian spy ring of 10 people, of which she was a part, in 2010. “We were becoming very concerned,” he says. “They were getting close enough to a sitting US cabinet member that we thought we could no longer allow this to continue.” Mr Figliuzzi refuses to name the individual who was being targeted.

It could be not entirely true, but still, just for kicks, let’s consider which Obama cabinet official was targeted by the Russian seductress. My money’s on J-Nap.

We can rule out Steven Chu. Hot chicks — even spies — never go for guys who don’t have their own car.

Update: The FBI denies the hot chick spy was edging close to the White House to seduce a cabinet member.

J-Nap just released the following statement: “Dammit!”

Newsweek Desperate for Attention Again

When I heard that Newsweek was going to have their Lord and Savior on the cover, I was expecting you know who. But instead it’s time for the dying magazine to get some cheap attention by trying to insult Christians once again:

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Follow “Jesus” where? Down to Zuccotti Park?

Newsweek does this kind of thing once in a while. Shortly before Easter seems to be a favored time of year.

I’ve asked Newsweek previously to prove they have a pair by daring to publish similar cover photos revolving around Muhammad along with stories like “What’s wrong with Islam?” Oddly enough that’s something the editors shy away from. Christianity and Christians, however — fair game.

Super Tuesday: Palin vs. Perky

The crux of this story goes back to Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin on CBS in 2008 in which The Perky One™ asked the then VP nominee to name a print media souce where she got her news — as if she were a visitor from a planet proximate to Epsilon Eridani. It was a condescending question and Palin wasn’t shy in later letting The Perky One™ know it. The two will go head-to-head again tomorrow on different networks, as Sarah will be broadcasting live from within the belly of the beast:

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will co-host NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday, according to Megan Kopf, a spokeswoman for NBC Universal.

“She’ll reveal a different side of her than you’ve seen before,” the morning show’s website boasted Sunday.

Last week ABC announced that former “Today” host Katie Couric will fill in for Robin Roberts as co-host of “Today’s” rival morning show, “Good Morning America,” all week.

Couric co-hosted “Today” for 15 years before leaving for CBS.

Palin’s Fox News contract must not be exclusive or I assume she’d not be accepting stints on other outlets.

The Today Show’s ratings have been like Pamela Anderson’s rack: Highly impressive in the past but lately starting to deflate and sag. In the meantime, Good Morning America has been gaining ground. For at least one day it’s safe to assume NBC will re-widen that lead with Palin at the helm. Hopefully Sarah does a “Hey Katie, here’s what I’ve been readin'” segment.

Here’s the short promo on Palin’s guest-host gig on NBC: