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    CHICAGO — In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better. The 74-year-old Farrakhan, former leader of the black Muslim group, never endorsed Obama outright, but spent much of his nearly two-hour speech Sunday to an estimated crowd of 20,000 people praising the Illinois senator.
    “This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” he said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”
    Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.
    “A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he told the crowd of mostly followers. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.”
    Farrakhan also leveled small jabs at Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama’s rival for the Democratic nomination, suggesting that she represents the politics of the past and has been engaging in dirty politics.
    Said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton: “Sen. Obama has been clear in his objections to Minister Farrakhan’s past pronouncements and has not solicited the minister’s support.”
    Farrakhan rebuilt the Nation of Islam, which promotes black empowerment and nationalism, in the late 1970s after W.D. Mohammed, the son of longtime leader Elijah Mohammed, moved his followers toward mainstream Islam.
    Farrakhan has drawn attention for calling Judaism a “gutter religion” and suggesting crack cocaine might have been a CIA plot to enslave blacks.
    In recent years, however, officials with the Nation of Islam have promoted unity and tolerance among religions. Farrakhan now often quotes the texts of other religions, such as the Bible, in his speeches.
    Farrakhan’s keynote address at McCormick Place, the city’s convention center, wrapped up three days of events geared at unifying followers and targeting youth.
    It had a different tone from a year ago, when Farrakhan made what was called his final public address at a Saviours’ Day event in Detroit. The 74-year-old was recovering from complications from prostate cancer and months earlier had temporarily passed on leadership duties of the organization’s day-to-day activities to an executive board.
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    I read that last night on worldnetdaily.com as well as this;


    2008 WorldNetDaily



    Sen. Barack Obama

    JERUSALEM – The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" and supports intense immigration reform, including providing drivers licenses and education to illegal aliens.

    The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group.

    In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, for which Khalidi's wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to the AAAN for $35,000 in 2002.

    Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund's website. According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2001.

    Obama served on the Wood's Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.

    Ayers, who still serves on the Woods Fund board, contributed $200 to Obama's senatorial campaign fund and has served on panels with Obama at numerous public speaking engagements. Ayers admitted to involvement in the bombings of U.S. governmental buildings in the 1970s. He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    The $40,000 grant from Obama's Woods Fund to the AAAN constituted about a fifth of the Arab group's reported grants for 2001, according to tax filings obtained by WND. The $35,000 Woods Fund grant in 2002 also constituted about one-fifth of AAAN's reported grants for that year.

    The AAAN, headquartered in the heart of Chicago's Palestinian immigrant community, describes itself as working to "empower Chicago-area Arab immigrants and Arab Americans through the combined strategies of community organizing, advocacy, education and social services, leadership development, and forging productive relationships with other communities."

    It reportedly has worked on projects with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which supports open boarders and education for illegal aliens.

    The AAAN in 2005 sent a letter to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in which it called a billboard opposing a North Carolina-New Mexico joint initiative to deny driver's licenses to illegal aliens a "bigoted attack on Arabs and Muslims."

    Speakers at AAAN dinners and events routinely have taken an anti-Israel line.

    The group co-sponsored a Palestinian art exhibit, titled, "The Subject of Palestine," that featured works related to what some Palestinians call the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948.

    According to the widely discredited Nakba narrative, Jews in 1948 forcibly expelled hundreds of thousands - some Palestinians claim over one million - Arabs from their homes and then took over the territory.

    end of story...
    However, I am really preoccupied by whats happening in the Balkins. Back in 1999, then Pres. Clinton backed the wrong side in his rush to divert attention away from the Monica Lewinsky scandel. The Serbs have long been our allies and fought with us in WW2. Clinton ordered the bombing of thousands of Christian killing many in support of the Muslims who had invaded the area over the last 80 years. Now the Serbs hate us for backing a terrorist regime and that is why they burned our embassy last Thursday.

    There is an amusing read about Obama on; slate.com
    Here's a piece...

    The Obama Messiah Watch
    Introducing a periodic feature considering evidence that Obama is the son of God.
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    I haven't read these, but I'll say - if I had to choose between Obama and Hillary, it certainly wouldn't be Obama...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Booty View Post
    However, I am really preoccupied by whats happening in the Balkins. Back in 1999, then Pres. Clinton backed the wrong side in his rush to divert attention away from the Monica Lewinsky scandel. The Serbs have long been our allies and fought with us in WW2. Clinton ordered the bombing of thousands of Christian killing many in support of the Muslims who had invaded the area over the last 80 years. Now the Serbs hate us for backing a terrorist regime and that is why they burned our embassy last Thursday.
    Ok, I read Booty's post now. This last part really turns my stomach.

    I have several friends of over 20 years who grew up in Yugoslavia. They are from Croatia. They are Christians. And they feel that we absolutely were right to go after the Serbs. In fact I know a couple of Serbs that were going to University of Cincinnati for their PhD's back during that time, and they were ashamed of what was happening there. Taking sides based on Religion is kind of scary. The Russians fought with us in WWII also... And FYI, Serbians have always leaned toward the Russians.
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    Picking between Osama and Hillbillery is like having a choice between getting shot or hanged. Niether of them belong in the White House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Ok, I read Booty's post now. This last part really turns my stomach.

    I have several friends of over 20 years who grew up in Yugoslavia. They are from Croatia. They are Christians. And they feel that we absolutely were right to go after the Serbs. In fact I know a couple of Serbs that were going to University of Cincinnati for their PhD's back during that time, and they were ashamed of what was happening there. Taking sides based on Religion is kind of scary. The Russians fought with us in WWII also... And FYI, Serbians have always leaned toward the Russians.
    Don't forget that the illegal new country of Kosovo has belonged to the Serbian people for over 700 years! They had their country invaded by Albanian Muslims. The Serbian people have every right to oppose the UN and the Albanians for the stealing of their land.

    We have been backing the wrong side.
    It's such a shame that in the USA, defending Liberty has become such a heroic deed.

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    Backing the wrong side is nothing new for the State Dept. We backed the wrong side in Iran when they were fighting against the Shah, and the ayatollahs took over and held our people hostage. Then we backed Saddam in the Iran Iraq war which was a big mistake. Way back when we backed Castro against Fulgencio Batista and helped put a commie in power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gutermuth View Post
    Picking between Osama and Hillbillery is like having a choice between getting shot or hanged. Niether of them belong in the White House.

    Now that's good!

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    Just out of curiosity, Bob...how can you make your sig promise when you know about McCain's history on gun control? The more I see going on in this election year, the more I'm convinced that long lanky dishwater blond babe has the answer.

    If we are voting for a republocrat, we will get all the liberal garbage, but the republicans will be held responsible. If it wasn't for the SCOTUS appointments, I'd be openly favoring either one of the democrats running. Let them be in charge when the SHTF.

    In four years time, this nation will be deluged with the most socialistic pounding it has ever seen...allowing many of the agnostics, moderates, independants and whatever those follow-alongers call themselves, an opportunity to finally witness this crap firsthand. Maybe then they'll decide what our fathers died to defend is worth salvaging, and the picture will become more focused for them.

    As I've always believed, the sheeple of the USA don't get what they want, but they do get what they deserve.

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    Bill, its real easy: The GOP has a history of opposing gun control. If Senator McCain wants to keep the rank and file happy he will aceed to their wishes. The alternative of Osama or Hillbillery combined with Pelosi? Reid is unthinkable. Would I be happier if my friend Phil Gramm were the GOP candidate? or another real Conservative? you bet yer tuchus, but I'll vote for the lesser of the 2 evils.
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