Sarah Palin Debates Joe Biden

October 3, 2008 · Filed Under Debates, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin ·  

This episode of Red Hat Blue Hat covers the Vice Presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, economic bail out, nearly $1 billion in pork from Barack Obama, and the FDIC insurance increase to help small businesses.

We also touched on Obama’s association with ACORN, early voting in Ohio, Gwen Ifill as debate moderator, and the Sarah Palin book.

Finally, there was some talk of Nancy Pelosi and her future in the Democratic Party, the role of William Ayers in the election, why we both voted for Bill Clinton in 1992, and the slant at YouTube.

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Barney Frank Doesn’t Like the Taste of His Medicine

October 3, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, Jimmy Carter ·  

Barney Frank, Democrat representing Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district since 1981, has been grandstanding over the economic crisis for the past week or so. To watch him, you would find it hard to believe that the situation started under the Democrats, and when Bush tried to fix it, Barney Frank stood in the way.

The mess dates back to the Carter administration where the Community Reinvestment Act came into being.

Later, when President Clinton came to office in 1993, he allowed the Community Reinvestment Act to increase the number of mortgage loans by 39 percent, while other loans increased by 17 percent.

And then we had President Bush, who was concerned about Fannie and Freddie, and proposed changes that would not bail them out if they ran into difficulty.

What did Barney Frank say to this?

“Fannie and Freddie are not facing any crisis.”

At the same time, left-wing groups like ACORN worked to increase the scope of the Community Reinvestment Act.

So, it was a bit entertaining to watch Bill O’Reilly grill Barney Frank on the issue.

Read the transcript from the discussion between Barney Frank and Bill o”Reilly

Joe Biden Eats His Words at Katie’s Restaurant in Wilmington

October 3, 2008 · Filed Under Debates, Ethics, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin ·  

Last night during the Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, Senator Biden made a comment about finding out what the folks on Main Street think:

“Look, all you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie’s Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody in there whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years.”

It turns out that Katie’s Italian restaurant in Wilmington closed down in the 1980’s, according to

Not only does Joe Biden have to go in a time machine to get his tasty Italian at Katie’s, but he needs help with the address.

The location, now a Wings To Go restaurant, is at Sixth and Scott Street.

If Biden can lie about the silly stuff with such ease, it concerns me about what he says and promises for the real issues.

Listen to a call from radio host Curtis Sliwa to a longtime resident of Wilmington about Katie’s Italian restaurant.