Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!

This image was sent to me by a faithful reader, and I find it hilarious. I don’t know if he did it himself or if he found it somewhere. Either way, it’s fantastic.

(If I’m using someone’s copyrighted material without permission, let me know!).

At some point today, I’ll be in touch with Philip Berg and will provide an update soon thereafter. In the meantime, enjoy your Friday, and continue to talk to your friends and neighbors about just how important this upcoming election is.

– Jeff



  1. Anonymous says:

    Too cute! I’d like to see Pelosferatu!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey Jeff, the comic was shown on the American Thinker’s website today. It was a good one!

  4. Nick says:

    And for those of us who are Protestants (especially we staunchly monergistic Protestants, to use theological lingo), it’ more importantly: Reformation Day! Martin Luther, October 31st, 1517.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Last weekend I contacted the Sec of State in my home state. I spilled about Berg and all the issues even those concerning the questionable associations. This is the response I got. MAN I hope Berg nails it this time! We may get somewhere!

    “Thank you for taking the time to make your concerns known to us.

    By law, each political party initially determines whether a candidate possesses the qualifications to hold office and it is Secretary Chapman’s duty to see that the political parties’ nominees appear on our state ballot.

    In the event a court of competent jurisdiction determines that a candidate or elected official does not meet the requirements of the U.S. Constitution to hold a particular office, that court decision would be binding on this office once the judgment becomes final.

    Again, thank you for your email.

    Emily Thompson”

  6. Anonymous says:

    HI, this cartoon comes from the americanthinker.com page

  7. bluewater says:

    If only tax payers realized that this is the truth…

  8. bluewater says:

    Souter is not the most conservative member of the Supreme Court – why was he chosen? Seems risky.

  9. Ian Thorpe says:

    Hi Jeff,
    To continue the lighter mood, today is Halloween all over the world but in Britain we celebrate Guy Fawkes Day on Nov 5th. Now there’s a significant date for burning an effigy of somebody who tried to hijack the government.

    I wonder if in the future on Nov 5th America will celebrate Obama Day?

    Here’s a link to a junior school web page on the Nov 5th story and tradition.
    Guy Fawkes Night

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hey, Jeff–That cartoon was GREAT! If it is the work of one of your readers, perhaps you might invite him/her to become a regular “Cartoontributor”–!

  11. bluewater says:

    I was at the John McCain rally in Sandusky, Ohio, yesterday and thousands showed up. I felt much more optimistic after I left. There were only a few nasty protestors – ones I’m sure the media will ignore.

  12. 10 Ninety-Six says:

    Yes Senator, by all means feel free to kill all those hopes and dreams you have nurtured over the past 21 months to get the job. Usually politicians wait until after election day – before inauguration day – to kill those hopes and dreams, guess you are just “ahead of the game.”
    Barack Obama lays plans to deaden expectation after election victory
    Tim Reid in Washington
    Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.
    The sudden financial crisis and the prospect of a deep and painful recession have increased the urgency inside the Obama team to bring people down to earth, after a campaign in which his soaring rhetoric and promises of “hope” and “change” are now confronted with the reality of a stricken economy.
    One senior adviser told The Times that the first few weeks of the transition, immediately after the election, were critical, “so there’s not a vast mood swing from exhilaration and euphoria to despair”.
    The aide said that Mr Obama himself was the first to realise that expectations risked being inflated.
    In an interview with a Colorado radio station, Mr Obama appeared to be engaged already in expectation lowering. Asked about his goals for the first hundred days, he said he would need more time to tackle such big and costly issues as health care reform, global warming and Iraq. “The first hundred days is going to be important, but it’s probably going to be the first thousand days that makes the difference,” he said. He has also been reminding crowds in recent days how “hard” it will be to achieve his goals, and that it will take time.
    “I won’t stand here and pretend that any of this will be easy – especially now,” Mr Obama told a rally in Sarasota, Florida, yesterday, citing “the cost of this economic crisis, and the cost of the war in Iraq”. Mr Obama’s transition team is headed by John Podesta, a Washington veteran and a former chief-of-staff to Bill Clinton. He has spent months overseeing a virtual Democratic government-in-exile to plan a smooth transition should Mr Obama emerge victorious next week. The plans are so far advanced that an Obama Cabinet has been largely decided upon, with the expectation that most of his senior appointments could be announced shortly after election day.
    Yet Mr Obama and his aides are under no illusions about the size of the challenges the Democrat will inherit if he enters the Oval Office. Tom Daschle, the party’s former leader in the US Senate and a strong contender for the post of White House chief-of-staff in an Obama administration, said last month that the winner next week would have only a 50 per cent chance of winning a second term in 2012.
    Not only will the next president take office with the country sliding into a potentially long recession — and mired in debt — but the challenges abroad are immense. There is an unfinished war in Iraq, a worsening situation in Afghanistan and an unstable and nuclear-armed Pakistan to contend with. Iran appears intent on acquiring the bomb and there remains the ever-present threat from al-Qaeda and Islamic extremists.
    If he wins, Mr Obama will inherit a Democratic-controlled Congress, and might even have the benefit of a 60-seat filibuster-proof “supermajority” in the Senate. Such a scenario would allow him to push through legislation largely unfettered by Republican opposition. Yet it also means that should the country still be mired in recession in three years’ time, voters — who have short memories — will probably blame him and the Democrats on Capitol Hill. Those stakes have led Mr Obama to conclude that while expectations need to be tempered, big things need to be achieved very early in his first term, when he will still have the political capital to achieve some of his most ambitious legislative goals.
    Having promised “real” change, the pressure will be on him to deliver. In the Colorado interview, Mr Obama added: “The next president has got to come quickly out of the box.”
    The early priorities being lined up if he takes power are a mixture of symbolism and substance. He plans to make a major address in a big Muslim country early in his first term. Having pledged on the campaign trail to close Guantanamo Bay, he is also determined to make early moves to rid America of the controversial prison. Yet what to do with the remaining inmates looms as an intractable problem, as many of their home governments refuse to allow them to return.
    Mr Obama’s first legislative goals will be to follow through on his pledge to cut taxes for the middle class and raise them for the wealthiest Americans, and to push through a hugely expensive Bill to provide near-universal health insurance.

  13. Anonymous says:

    It’s by Erin Bonsteel from American Thinker.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Update on the Michelle Obama tape: The is a written agreement between API and Fox News Network on the airing of the tape before November 4th.


  15. Anonymous says:

    Fri Oct 31 2008 08:39:55 ET


    The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states — and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

    The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs — and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

    Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters — and possibly others — will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama’s historic campaign to become the first black American president.

    Some told the DRUDGE REPORT that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days; others expect to see on board more sympathetic members of the media, including the NY TIMES’ Maureen Dowd, who once complained that she was barred from McCain’s Straight Talk Express airplane.

    After a week of quiet but desperate behind-the-scenes negotiations, the reporters of the three papers heard last night that they were definitely off for the final swing. They are already planning how to cover the final days by flying commercial or driving from event to event.

  16. Anonymous says:


    I think your cartoon may be from American Thinker. I thought it was great, too.

    FYI this is a new article posted on Mr Berg’s site.


    The author has four degrees, practices Constitutional law, and has argued cases before SCOTUS.

  17. Anonymous says:

    2 Accused of Hanging Obama Effigy on Ky. Campus

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky student and another man were arrested Thursday, accused of hanging a life-sized likeness of Barack Obama from a tree on the campus.

    The incident was one of several in recent weeks involving effigies of the presidential candidates or their running mates. No charges have been filed in four other cases that have made national headlines.

    UK Interim Police Chief Joe Monroe said the men “expressed remorse for a stunt that had gotten out of hand.”

    Arrested were Joe Fischer, 22, a UK student, and Hunter Bush, 21, both of Lexington. Both were being held at Fayette County Detention Center on charges of disorderly conduct related to the hanging of the effigy. They were also charged with burglary and theft at a fraternity house where police said the materials came from.

    **Monroe said the two men told detectives they decided to hang the effigy after seeing media reports about a Sarah Palin effigy in California.**

    UK President Lee Todd said the effigy violates the university’s code of ethics, and Fischer faces punishment that could include expulsion.

    It was the second time in about a month such an effigy was found on a college campus. George Fox University, a small Christian college in Oregon, recently punished four students who confessed to hanging a likeness of Obama from a tree.

    Meanwhile, a Redondo Beach, Calif., woman removed a Halloween effigy of Barack Obama that was hanging from her balcony with a butcher knife in its neck. She took it down Thursday after neighbors complained.

    In West Hollywood, Calif., a man removed an effigy of GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin from his yard Wednesday after several weeks of complaints.

    And in Clarksville, Ind., a man had hanged an inflatable doll made to look like Obama from a tree. He took it down Wednesday, and authorities said it didn’t appear to violate any state laws.

    IT’S OK TO LEAVE SARAH PALIN HANGING IN EFFIGY for SEVERAL WEEKS in West Hollywood, CA, BUT COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE ARRESTED for doing the same with Obama in Kentucky.

    Don’t get me wrong, I would never hang ANYONE in effigy because it’s a despicable act–but how do you explain to your children that it’s legally OK to hang Sarah Palin, a white woman, in effigy, but if you hang a black man in effigy, you’ll be arrested?

  18. Durbetaki says:

    These and many other cartoons are found on http://www.americanthinker.com and the cartoonist is Erin Bonsteel. This particular one was yesterday’s if I remember correctly.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for reminding us that we should keep a sense of humor as we get closer to Nov. 4th.

    -Portia E./PUMA

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  21. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE IT!!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Was this done for Berg? It’s video with translation of grandma Sarah saying he was born there.

  23. G&S says:

    New Halloween rules in place folks.

    After all the kids come back from trick or treating, parents must secure 50% of candy and give it to Obama. He will then give that candy to the kids who were lazy and stayed at home.

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