From the time I entered the Naval Academy at age seventeen I have been privileged and honored to serve my country.
Throughout my years of service, I've been faced with challenges where I could have taken the easy way out and given up. But I'm an American and I never give up. Instead, I choose to show courage and stand up and fight for the country I love. Today, I am asking you to stand with me and to fight for our country's future.
Our country faces enormous challenges and our next president must be ready to lead on day one. My lifetime of experience has prepared me to lead our great nation. I'm prepared to bring solutions to our economic challenges, bring our troops home in victory and improve our nation's healthcare system.
Time and time again, my country has saved my life and I owe her more than she has ever owed me. I have chosen to show my gratitude through a life of service to our country and tomorrow, you will have a choice before you.
I humbly ask you to make the choice that will allow me to serve my country a little while longer by casting your vote to elect me as your next President of the United States.
Finally, I ask that you never forget that much has been sacrificed to protect our right to vote. We must never forget those Americans who, with their courage, with their sacrifice, and with their lives, have protected our freedom. It is my great hope that you will exercise your right to vote as an American tomorrow.
I thank you for your kind support, your dedication to our cause, and most importantly I thank you for your vote.
With sincere appreciation,
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Monday, 3 November 2008
Apologies for the lack of blogging in the last few days - TB has been busy with essays. Business resumes tomorrow with liveblogging throughout election night.
Tory Bear suggests that you check out the new
If you still think President Obama is a good idea then TB suggests you take a peek at this Samizdata
"Obama is a cipher. He is like a Russian matryoshka doll. Nobody except perhaps his closest associates know what is at the core. The best estimate is to look at his friends and mentors and what their values are. That topic has been thoroughly discussed and some reasonable people place him solidly in a group of hard core totalitarians. If we ignore his promises shifting like smoke on the wind, his closest core group seems to be fired by hatred and revenge against America in general and the US Constitution in particular. Certainly that is what his confidants and advisers (and wife) say in public."
"...already 43% of American 'tax payers' pay no taxes. We are getting dangerously close to the point where the people who net more off of government outnumber the people who pay more into it. If we cross that threshold of voters taking versus voters paying, it is a point of no return. It appears certain that we will pass that point early in an Obama administration."
This election has been going on so long it is hard to remember what watching the news or blogging was like without it. After the mammoth primary season scores of big names have fallen by the wayside - careers and dreams shattered and billions of dollars poured in to the worlds most elaborate smoke and mirrors. Our elections pale in comparison to the excitement and depth of a US race and although TB fully expects to be drowning his sorrows come about 5am when the Mac finally throws in the towel (and Mrs Palin is sent back from whence she came,) it's been one hell of a ride...
The only comfort left is that great quote from his RNC nomination speech, is their a glimmer of hope?
"Nothing is inevitable here, we're Americans, we never give up, we never quit. We never hide from history -we make history. Stand up and fight"
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
TB has teamed up with his good friend and DJ "The Chemist" to bring you this little treat... took slightly longer than intended to sort out but it's finally here...enjoy...
Please spread it around...
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Great weekend but bear with a sore head today.
This should keep you amused.
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Classic line at the end of this video:
Seems they have some hotties...
Friday, 29 August 2008
Shame she has a slightly irratating voice...
McCain could have pissed on Obama's parade last night and released his
UPDATE: 16.23 - Congratulations to Mr Peterkin for coining the phrase VPILF:
After checking out