What the heck happened? [UPDATED 9/22]

Let Mark Levin lay down some history and education on you about the recent financial meltdown.

The Mark Levin Show – September 19, 2008

UPDATE 9/22, 9:14 AM

From Bloomberg.com: How the Democrats Created the Financial Crisis

This doesn’t excuse the President’s answer to the problem. I’m with Michelle on the bailout: The Death of Fiscal Conservatism.

Fortunately, there are a few fiscal conservatives left: Kill the Bailout.  From a release by Rep. Mike Pence over the weekend (emphasis mine):

The Administration’s request amounts to the largest corporate bailout in American history. Congress should act, but should act in a way that protects the integrity of our free market and protects the American taxpayer from more debt and higher taxes.

To have the freedom to succeed, we must preserve the freedom to fail. Any solution to our present crisis must preserve our essential economic freedom.

Right on, Mike!

Don’t Believe Biden on Guns

What he said (as reported on ABCNews 9/20):

“I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey,” Biden said Saturday at the United Mine Workers of America’s annual fish fry in Castlewood, Virginia. “Don’t buy that malarkey. They’re going to start peddling that to you.”

Yeah, well, let’s just say we question your whole attitude toward firearms ownership, Mr. Biden, after your obnoxious response during the 2007 Democratic debates:

Via Ace; more on Joe’s remarks:

“A little over and under”? Give ME a break. Put your penis back in your pants and stop waving it around, Joe. You’re scaring all the little kiddies.

His opponent, Gov. Palin, has nothing to prove. The entire world knows that she owns a gun or two or three and she knows how to use them. She doesn’t have to talk about them or prove anything. She walks the walk while Joe talks the talk.

That is the difference between living the life and a wannabe.

Right on.

Nothing like a little intimidation, eh?

Disagree with Big Brother Barry?  Prepare to be silenced (well, they can try).

Dear XXXXX,

The author of the latest anti-Barack hit book is appearing on WGN Radio in the Chicagoland market tonight, and your help is urgently needed to make sure his baseless lies don’t gain credibility.

David Freddoso has made a career off dishonest, extreme hate mongering, even calling legislation to protect people from hate crimes the “Thought Police.”

And WGN apparently thinks this card-carrying member of the right-wing smear machine needs a bigger platform for his lies and smears about Barack Obama — on the public airwaves.

Freddoso will be on WGN tonight from 9:00 to 11:00 to promote his new attack book against Barack.

Tell WGN that by providing Freddoso with airtime, they are legitimizing baseless attacks from a smear merchant and lowering the standards of political discourse.

Good Lord.  First they were targeting donors, then they targeted the American Issues Project for their tv ad spot talking about his associations with Weather Underground terrorist-turned-professor William Ayers.  Fortunately, the Justice Department isn’t going fishing for the Obama campaign.

ABC Snipped Up Palin Interview

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at this point in the game.  It’s still sad.

ABC committed, in this citizen’s view and others’, some journalistic misconduct.  You might have heard or saw some of this stuff in ‘teaser’ clips leading up to the interview, but you won’t find them in the September 11th airing.  I know what you’re thinking,

“…but they edit every interview to improve flow… something always ends up on the cutting room floor…”

Perhaps.  In this case, however, you lose a LOT of context and explanations from Gov. Palin.  In fact, it rather surprised me how much was culled.  Combine that with the searing laser of scrutiny the media is placing on Palin, the least they can do is allow us to hear her out in full.

Fortunately, one of my favorite talkers, Mark Levin, has the full, unedited transcript.

UPI couldn’t even stomach the bias and wrote, ABC’s Gibson grilled Palin hard, but it may backfire.

Read it all, make up your own mind.