FBI Investigates Student For Palin E-mail Hack Job

It is good to see some progress being made. It will be better to see that they have the perpetrator under arrest. But for now, we know this much . . .

A person who identified himself as a witness tells 10 News that agents with the FBI served a federal search warrant at the Fort Sanders residence of David Kernell early Sunday morning. Kernell lives in the Commons apartment complex at 1115 Highland Ave. David Kernell is the son of Mike Kernell, a Democratic state representative from Memphis.

No surprise there, if true. Bi-partisan condemnation, including jail time for the perpetrator is what would be surprising. The fraud involved in hacking the private email account is one felony, and disseminating that information is another.

Unfortunately, there is not a good history for prosecution in cases such as this. In December, 1996, Alice and John Martin who recorded a cell phone conversation of Newt Gingrich, which ended up in the hands of ‘Baghdad’ Jim McDermott, then ranking member of the House Ethics Committee, who turned it over to the New York Times for publication, never served time. And neither did McDermott. He was ultimately ordered to pay over $700,000 in damages and court costs. That’s it. He is still in Congress. So I wouldn’t get my hopes up for real justice in this case either. Now, if the shoe were on the other foot?

link: Update: FBI serves search warrant against UT student in Palin case | Appeals Court rules against McDermott in taped call dispute

Ownership Is Better Than Taxing-ship

There are a lot of people to blame for the current financial crisis, but naming names doesn’t seem to be as fashionable as it was back in the Enron days. I do know that a couple of them are currently advisers to Sen. Barack Obama, but that’s beside the point now. This morning that tab on a temporary fix was $750 billion. Now, 12 hours later it seems to be $1.5 trillion. Any way you look at it, the tab is enormous.

And where is the money going to come from? From us. Or maybe also Dubai. There is an attractive aspect that I have not heard of yet pertaining to this ‘fix’ and it is this. Rather than tax the life out of the economy. Make us investors instead.

If you just look at an average, based on a population of 300,000,000, at $750 billion, the tab amounts to $2,500 per person. At $1.5 trillion, it amounts to $5,000 per person. Realizing that some people can invest more than others, and some not at all, wouldn’t it make sense to offer some ownership into the solution? We make an investment and we share in the profits, or at the very least will minimize our loss. Having a private enterprise solution as opposed to a socialist solution makes more sense to me. Instead of taxing me for the solution, let me invest into the solution. What do you think?

Barack Obama's Spanish Language Campaign Ad

Beginning tomorrow, a response to Obama’s ad will run in Spanish, to tell Spanish-speaking Americans, and others, about how Barack Obama, the man running his campaign himself, has been lying to them and stoking racial prejudice about them, in order to get their vote. The self-professed ‘candidate of change,’ who professes to be above race and political party, is acting more like a segregationist from the 50’s and 60’s. Rush Limbaugh’s comments from a Wall Street Journal piece . . .

Mr. Obama’s campaign is now trafficking in prejudice of its own making. And in doing so, it is playing with political dynamite. What kind of potential president would let his campaign knowingly extract two incomplete, out-of-context lines from two radio parodies and build a framework of hate around them in order to exploit racial tensions? The segregationists of the 1950s and 1960s were famous for such vile fear-mongering.

Obama’s Spanish language campaign ad . . .

In 2006, in the heat of the immigration debate, Rush put out the Limbaugh Laws, which is a parody of Mexico’s immigration laws. This was the source that Sen. (words, just words) Obama took out of context to make his ad.

From 2006, The Limbaugh Laws video . . .

What is Obama’s strategy? Divide with the race card. In this case, Hispanics. Because there is virtually no difference between McCain’s views of so-called ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform (McCain-Kennedy anyone?) and that of Obama, he will lie about Rush and tell the non-suspecting Hispanic community that McCain and Rush and, while he’s at it, Bush, are like three peas in a pod that don’t want or respect Hispanics.

When the truth about this finally reaches the Hispanic community, they will see who does not respect them and who takes them for granted. Obama is not acting very presidential. Well, unless this was Venezuela instead of the United States.

related links: Obama Is Stoking Racial Antagonism | Las Mentiras de Obama | Obama Invokes Rush Limbaugh in New Spanish-Language Ads