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McCain: GOP should drop the contraception issue

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) thinks it’s a bad idea for the GOP candidates to bring up the contraception controversy, but don’t accept the premise, because the issue is not about women’s health or contraception.

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Thank you for calling me Senator … Bawahhahahaha

Your Friday funny. Where was this guy during the election … hmmm? Read more

Your Chris Matthews Fix: Howard Dean as John The Baptist, John McCain an imbecile

I know you hate this stuff … but ….  but, this has everything you have come to expect from Chris in just one short sound clip. Read more

Republicans Push Back On Health Care

Republicans know they have a winner in this one. A $1.6 trillion dollar health care plan … no plan to pay for it, relying mostly on savings from efficiencies, which coming from a government that never ever demonstrates efficiency on anything is not a good argument, people like John McCain and Lindsey Graham are gaining traction as they try to slow down and hopefully derail this boondoggle. Hey, where was this John McCain during the campaign?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bonIZNeu4HM

Then there’s Lindsey Graham who keeps coming up with reasons for me to like him challenges the President on his “I will be willing to look at all ideas” line. As Graham says, Mr President, I know bi-partisan. I’ve been bi-partisan. This ain’t bi-partisan.

We have detailed over and over again on why this government run health care program is bad for your health … as these two Senators explain … it’s bad for your wallet too.

Compare and contrast – McCain and Obama on The View

As Jim Vicevich mentions, The View isn’t really considered a news program, but if you’re wondering who most of the “cast” will be voting for, you need not go further than these video clips.

Author note: While I’m away from the computer, I’m republishing my top 20 posts from 2008 each afternoon. -Steve

Jim’s been getting a bunch of video put together and I know it’s not easy to cut it up and prepare. Check it out. The second clip asks the question – why would McCain go on this show? Maybe just to let the talent look like fools?

Sometimes I really wonder why Elisabeth Hasselbeck came back to the show.

Disclosure – I do not and have never watched The View. Personally I think it’s a waste of bandwidth, but to each his own. I’m sure Bill Clinton will be treated all lovey-dovey during his visit on Monday.

Crapola.

I’ll add another video from the same interview. McCain absolutely NAILED the answer on Roe versus Wade. The answer was perfect, since abortion is not mentioned in the Constitution or any of the Amendments, the responsibility for this issue lies with the states – and the people.

For more reading, check out my post from last week.

Goldberg asked if she had to be worried about becoming a slave again. What an idiot. Hey Whoopi, the Constitution includes Amendment 13. I think a strict constitutional scholar on the bench could understand the following.

  1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
  2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Testing McCain and Obama web sites – credit card fraud

After all of the activity concerning the Obama Web site and how it seems a bit “loose” in how it collects credit card donations, I’m taking one for the team and testing it myself.

Author note: While I’m away from the computer, I’m republishing my top 20 posts from 2008 each afternoon. -Steve (by the way, Obama still has my 10 bucks)

But instead of just testing Obama’s site, I’m testing the McCain site too. Note that neither of the sites ask for the credit card validation number – also know as the CVC – which is normal practice by other secure Web sites that collect credit card information for processing.

Updates at the bottom of this post…

My first step was to go to the McCain site and make a donation. Click on the image to see the full size. I’ve redacted my personal information.

After submitting at the McCain site, I was directed to the following page. It shows that there is something wrong with my form and asks me to check the information. Note that the credit card data field is now blank, but there is no specific indicator showing which field is throwing the error. Click on the image to see the full size.

Next step, head over to the Obama site and see what the user interaction is with the form using the exact same personal information. Here is the form, click on the image for the full view.

After hitting submit, the transaction seems to go through and I get the following thank you page.

Next, I headed over to my online bank account to check my card for activity. As of this moment, it looks like both Obama and McCain have a pending charge posted to my card.

I will keep readers updated if the “pending” status changes for either of the charges. I’m not impressed that McCain’s site showed an error but still seems to have posted the pending charge.

Keep in mind that for small amounts – usually under $25 – credit card companies don’t care as much about authorizations or signatures. Note that within the past year, when I buy lunch using my card my signature is no longer required.

Either way, both campaign sites have crappy authentication system for donations.

Other blogs on the story include Vicevich (Radio Vice Online), MalkinLGF and Powerline. Whoops – of courseHot Air is on it too.

Update: Got an e-mail from the Obama campaign with a thank you note. Guess that car magnet will get “lost in the mail” since the address does not exist. After more than an hour, no e-mail from McCain campaign.

Update (2:11 p.m. ET): Credit card online account is now listing the McCain transaction (Edonation 1) as zero dollars. Also both Obama and McCain listed as pending. Note that a Radio Vice Online listener confirmed to me that McCain donations show up as Edonation 1on statements.

Update (Oct. 25, 7:40 a.m. ET): Overnight, I realized that I used my correct credit card expiration date. If you feel like testing the Obama site yourself, try it with an invalid expiration date. Also, checked the online statement this morning. The pending transaction for Edonation 1 (McCain) is now totally gone.

Update: (Oct. 25) Allah’s on it at Hot Air. Gaining traction. Question for the Obama campaign… How many donations under $200 did they reject? My $10 transaction is still listed as pending, but once it does go final – what’s the chance that they will refund the credit card account when they realize it’s all fake information? They probably will see this post and refund it.

Update: (Oct. 27) Lots of others testing the system. My transaction still listed as pending as of this morning.

Update: (Oct. 28) Obama now officially has my 10 bucks.

John McCain:”Generational Theft”

John McCain on with Bob Schieffer this morning on Face The Nation. The question Uncle Bob put to McCain was the standard … “why won’t you support the stimulus? Isn’t even a bad bill better than nothing”. McCain’s response … are you nuts … this is a trillion dollars … or at least that’s what he wanted to say. What he said was just as good.

Ziegler’s “How Obama got elected” video and poll confirmed

On Nov. 18, I wrote over at Conservative247 about John Ziegler’s poll and video posted at How Obama Got Elected. Hat tip to Ed at Hot Air who highlights Ziegler’s – not really needed – vindication efforts.

Here are some of the results from the new poll.

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Updated: Testing McCain and Obama web sites – credit card fraud

After all of the activity concerning the Obama Web site and how it seems a bit “loose” in how it collects credit card donations, I’m taking one for the team and testing it myself.

But instead of just testing Obama’s site, I’m testing the McCain site too. Note that neither of the sites ask for the credit card validation number – also know as the CVC – which is normal practice by other secure Web sites that collect credit card information for processing.

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Oct. 15 live debate coverage starts at 8:45 p.m. ET

Join myself, Jim Vicevich from Sound Off Connecticut and a couple of other moderators as we live blog the debate tonight starting before 8:45 p.m. ET. (The chat may be up as early as 8:30 p.m. ET)

The debate – starting at 9 p.m. ET – is the last scheduled debate between McCain and Obama. Held at Hofstra University in New York, it will be moderated by CBS’s Bob Schieffer.

Update: If you missed the debate, you can watch it right here!

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