Archive for September, 2008

Which Candidate Do Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Donate Most To?

September 21, 08

So, which candidate are housing crunch boondoggles Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hoping will bail them out of their troubles, using the hard-earned money of responsible house-owners and tax payers?

At first glance, it seems that McCain is the one benefiting most from Fannie & Freddie donations. On a tip from commentor Heavenly, from The New York Times:

Fannie Mae Freddie Mac 2008 Campaign Donations

As Heavenly summarizes:

2008 Campaign Contributions from Fannie & Freddie
John McCain- $169,000
Barack Obama- $16,000

Why, that two faced old sneak! Maverick nuthin’!

Ah, but wait… This is the New York Slimes we’re talking about. So let’s take a look further back where we will find, on a tip from commentor Ayoyosamy, from OpenSecrets.org:

Fannie Mae Freddie Mac 20 Years Donations

As Ayoyosamy points out:

The top three U.S. senators getting big Fannie and Freddie political bucks were Democrats and No. 2 is Sen. Barack Obama.

Now remember, he’s only been in the Senate four years, but he still managed to grab the No. 2 spot ahead of John Kerry — decades in the Senate — and Chris Dodd, who is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

Um, I’m a bit confused as to what he actually means, but this much is clear: In 20 years history of donations, Senator Barack Hussein Obama with just 4 years in the Senate managed to reach the top three biggest recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac!!!

Now, that’s Change! For the worse!

The Fannie & Freddie directors are just trying to even out their contributions between Obama and McCain in this last lap.

And via Moonbattery, a video of Fannie Mae’s CEO back then thanking the Democrats (and specifically Obama’s Congressional Black Caucus) as ‘family’:

Even Bloomberg.com rightly puts blame on Dems for housing crisis!

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Sarah Palin Tribute Editorial Cartoons (Part 4)

September 20, 08

These cartoons have been removed indefinitely pending copyright notices and other sorting outs! – Scott

One Piece’s Brook – 45 Degrees!

September 20, 08

The Straw Hat Pirates’ newest member, Brook the skeleton has a silly act that cracks Usopp, Chopper and everyone else up:

One Piece Brook 45 degrees

Uhh, I don’t get it…….

Well, no fear! The One Piece Encyclopedia is here to help!

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They Survived ISA Detention!

September 19, 08

19 SEPTEMBER 2008: Teresa Kok has been released from ISA detention!

Here’s hoping to add a poster for Raja Petra Kamarudin soon!

Click images for full size. Versions with names are at second half of post. Posters are #49 – 52 of the very mocking Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters.

Tan Hoon Cheng ISA

See Sin Chew Reporter Tan Choon Heng Relates Her 18 Hours Under ISA Detention.

Teresa Kok ISA

Teresa Kok ISA

Teresa Kok ISA

See Malaysiakini, Bangsa Malaysia: Teresa Kok released and Susan Loone: Teresa Freed – two down, one more to go! (kudos for poster featurage!).

And some flashbacks:

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D’oh! Protest Signs: Mercedes Benz and Muslin

September 19, 08

On the one hand

On the other hand

Obama Muslin

Obama vs Palin – These Cartoons Say It All

September 19, 08

Sarah Palin cartoon

Lol! And here’s another one, from The Ryskind Sketchbook:

Sarah Palin cartoon

And more and more:

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Petition to Free RPK, Teresa Kok and All Others from ISA Detention

September 19, 08

Click on the image below to be taken to the petition, and sign it.

No sensitive information is required.

Free From ISA Petition

The link itself is
http://www.petitiononline.com/isa1234/petition.html.

Get your friends and fellow bloggers to sign it too, and host it on your own blogs!

Image and alert sourced from Haris Ibrahim – The People’s Parliament.

See here and here for more info on what happened.

NECF Malaysia’s Response to the ISA Detention

September 19, 08

From National Evangelical Christian Fellowship Malaysia:

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NECF Malaysia’s Response to the ISA Detention
16 September 2008

Press Statement

As a national body that represents some one million evangelical Christians in Malaysia, NECF Malaysia is deeply concerned over the use of the ISA and printing laws against newspapers and individuals who are performing the vital duty of bringing critical issues to the attention of the Malaysian public for constructive debate.

While the release of journalist Tan Hoon Cheng is welcomed, NECF believes that the ISA should not have been used in the first place to arrest and detain Tan, Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Seputeh MP YB Teresa Kok. The denial of due process occasioned by preventive detention under ISA is unfair and a violation of the constitutional rights of citizens.

If there are grounds to suspect that any of the three citizens detained under ISA on 12 September 2008 had committed any wrongdoing, they should be charged in court and be afforded the opportunity to defend themselves. If they are found guilty of any wrongdoing after the due process of a trial, there can be no complaint to the appropriate punishment being meted out against them.

NECF therefore calls upon the government to guarantee the safety and well-being of Raja Petra Kamaruddin and Seputeh MP YB Teresa Kok by immediately releasing them unconditionally.

NECF is also concerned that the show cause letters issued to Sin Chew Daily, The Sun and Suara Keadilan for reporting on matters, which rightfully belong to the public domain, has the undesired effect of stifling press freedom and journalistic integrity. NECF believes that the results of the March 8 elections have demonstrated the maturity of the Malaysian populace and their desire to interact on various issues confronting the nation. Freedom of information is vital to this process. The eagerness to use the penal sanctions of the printing laws will undermine the process of constructive debate and the maturing of the citizenry in participating in nation-building.

NECF therefore calls upon the government to confirm their recent public commitment to greater press freedom by withdrawing the show-cause letters issued to the three newspapers and the Catholic’s newspaper, Herald.

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The link also has a list of prayer points.

Go HERE to sign a petition to free the ISA detainees.

Pendatang

September 16, 08

Ahmad Ismail Pendatang

Ahmad Ismail Pendatang

From Malaysia Today:

I was introduced to this new Datuk. “Inilah Datuk Syed Rahman,” Datuk Kamal said as I shook hands with him. Datuk Kamal probably saw in my face that the name did not ring a bell. He looked Indian, as some Arabs do, and if I had not been told he was a ‘Syed’ I would have thought he was just another of those millions of Mamaks running around all over the country…

– Raja Petra Kamarudin

Untuk maklumat lanjut berkenaan demikian, lihatlah Ahmad Ismail is a Pendatang, Just Like All of Us (Bahasa Inggeris) atau Kuda Ranggi: Antara pendatang dan penumpang (Bahasa Melayu).

For more information on the above, see Ahmad Ismail is a Pendatang, Just Like All of Us (English) or Kuda Ranggi: Antara pendatang dan penumpang (Malay).

Posters are #47 and #48 from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters.

Malaysia Today excerpt on a tip from hutchrun.

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Star Wars Election ’08

September 16, 08

Lol! A preview selection of the Star Wars themed election merchandise you can get at the starwarselection’s Gallery at Zazzle:

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