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  • Why The Ryan/Biden Debate Will Be Inherently More Entertaining

    10/06/2012 12:50:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 70 replies
    Village Voice ^ | October 5, 2012
    America is still letting out an exhausted sigh from the debate two nights ago in Denver. At this point, who knows who won, and who actually cares? The best/worst part of it all, as my colleague James King pointed out, is that Donald Trump was mentioned two times in 90 minutes; that's two times more than the number of times Trump should ever be mentioned in a presidential debate. Nevertheless, the next two meetings between Romney and Obama will likely produce more "mehs" from the begrudging national audience. Don't worry, Election Day will be over soon enough. At least we...
  • Debate lie detector results

    10/06/2012 12:45:50 PM PDT · by rawcatslyentist · 14 replies
    http://netrightdaily.com ^ | Oct 5 2012 | Voice Analysis Technologies, LLC.
    Here are the results of the lie detector test conducted by Voice Analysis Technologies, LLC. Any questions on these results can be directed to them at Read more atNetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2012/10/debate-lie-detector-results/#ixzz28YPlsnbd
  • Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was 'Weird' to Kill His Mother and Sister

    10/06/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 06, 2012 | CHRISTINA NG
    Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was 'Weird' to Kill His Mother and Sister By CHRISTINA NG Oct. 6, 2012 In a chilling 911 call, Texas teen Jake Evans spent 20 minutes calmly recounting how he shot and killed his mother and sister, calling himself "evil." "It's weird," an even-voiced Evans told the 911 dispatcher. "I wasn't even really angry with them. It just kind of happened. I've been kind of planning on killing for a while now." Evans, 17, of Parker County, Texas, was arrested after he called police early Thursday morning to report he had killed his mother Jami...
  • Pre-Election Poll

    10/06/2012 12:31:45 PM PDT · by Stymee · 27 replies
    Freep this poll!
  • A Breath Of Fresh Air.

    10/06/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | October 6 2012 | Skip MacLure
    That whooshing sound you heard, after the first presidential debate on Wednesday night, was the collective exhalation of the breath of every Patriot Tea Party member in the nation. We’d all hoped that Mitt Romney would at least hold his own with the ‘Anointed One’, whose brilliance, we had been assured by the Lame Stream Press, eclipsed that of all mortal men. To my absolute delight, after the first few minutes, it became readily apparent that Mitt Romney not only had the effrontery to challenge the media messiah… he neatly filleted him… in a gentlemanly sort of way. It’s what...
  • Pope's Butler Convicted

    10/06/2012 12:23:38 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    abcnews ^ | Oct. 6, 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI's butler Paolo Gabriele was convicted this morning of stealing the pope's private papers and leaking them to journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who published them in a best-selling book. It took the three judges presiding over the case in Vatican City about two hours of deliberations to reach the guilty verdict today, the fourth day of hearings. Gabriele was sentenced to 18 months in an Italian prison, which was less than the expected sentence of four years. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters after the reading that the tribunal had fully accepted the "extenuating circumstances" and had reduced...
  • Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

    10/06/2012 12:22:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    AP via The Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2012 | Lauran Neergaard
    Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly contested Obama administration policy is poised to offer similar coverage. The project tracked more than 9,000 women in St. Louis, many of them poor or uninsured. They were given their choice of a range of contraceptive methods at no cost — from birth control pills to goof-proof options like the IUD or a matchstick-sized implant.
  • Descendants of condemned 'witches' ask Connecticut to clear their relatives' names

    10/06/2012 12:11:36 PM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Fox News ^ | October 06, 2012 | Associated Press
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Descendants of some of the 11 people executed for witchcraft in mid-1600s Connecticut are hoping for a little magic of their own: that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will issue a proclamation clearing their distant relatives' names and condemning the prosecutions and killings. Over the past seven years, descendants and their supporters have been trying to get state officials to denounce the Connecticut witch trials, which began in 1647, three decades before the more famous trials in Salem, Mass., and ended in 1697. About 46 people were prosecuted, according to a 2006 state report. "They were wrongly accused....
  • What Is Your Favorite Wine Under $10 a Bottle

    10/06/2012 12:11:29 PM PDT · by randita · 168 replies
    10/6/12 | randita
    I'm looking for some new wine to try but don't want to break the bank. I'm tired of the same old, same old that I always buy. I know there are a lot of regional wineries which produce limited amounts of affordable wine, but it would be most helpful to have suggestions of wine that can be obtained nationally. Thanks and cheers!
  • Paul Ryan Has News For The Birthers: He’s Not One Of Them

    10/06/2012 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Kleon · 112 replies
    TPM ^ | 10/5/2012
    Paul Ryan has figured out a way of letting the birthers down gently. Like many of his fellow congressmen, Ryan has been bombarded for years with letters from conspiracy theorists who believe President Obama was somehow secretly born in Kenya and so is ineligible to be president. The missives began even before Ryan became one of the president’s biggest foes on budget issues and more recently as he joined the GOP ticket alongside MItt Romney. But unlike some in his party who have been embarrassed by their own clunky and awkward responses to the birthers, Ryan has come up with...
  • Wenzel Strategies Ohio Poll (Romney 48%, Obama 47%)

    10/06/2012 12:05:03 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 21 replies
    Wenzel Strategies ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    Romney has moved ahead of Obama by a single point, 48% to 47% with 5% yet undecided.
  • 52 hurt in multiple-vehicle pileup on I-75 in Florida

    10/06/2012 12:01:14 PM PDT · by Blue Highway · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/5/12 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Fifty-two people were hurt Friday in a pileup involving dozens of vehicles on an interstate highway on Florida's Gulf Coast, police said. The accident, which occurred about 3:30 p.m., involved at least 46 vehicles in the southbound lanes of I-75 on the Manatee/Sarasota county line, said Lt. Chris Miller with the Florida Highway Patrol. Twenty-two people, three of them in critical condition, were taken to area hospitals, he said. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, he said. "Quite a few had minor injuries that didn't require transport," he said. The incident occurred about the time an afternoon...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    10/06/2012 11:58:46 AM PDT · by Irish Rose · 12 replies
    October 6, 2012 | Irish Rose
    A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:6-8)
  • Mitt Romney in Newport News, VA on Mon Oct. 8, 5 pm

    10/06/2012 11:58:04 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    From email
    You’re invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team Monday, October 8, 2012 Doors Open 3:00 PM | Event Begins 5:00 PM Victory Landing Park, 23rd Street in Newport News, VA 23607 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. For questions, contact us at: TeamVA@mittromney.com | (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text (VA) to GOMITT (466488) PAID FOR BY ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC. WWW.MITTROMNEY.COM
  • Next Debate - President Obama Will Win with the Help of TOTUS.

    10/06/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 6, 2012 | D
    TOTUS will overcome all potential difficulties. Due to President Obama's less than exemplary performance at the Wednesday night debate, serious concerns have been raised that not providing him even one single teleprompter was unfair. It was unfair, particularly in view of his great reliance on TOTUS. The truth is that President Obama needs a teleprompter at all times, even during his solitary morning meditations on the throne in the family bathroom. Governor Romney, on the other hand, neither needs nor uses one for any purpose. Their styles are very different and for the debate to have favored Governor Romney's style...
  • Vanity - Happy Thanksgiving weekend ...

    10/06/2012 11:52:54 AM PDT · by Dartman · 13 replies
    Oct.12/02 | Dartman
    ...to all Canadian FRiends and their families. A great time of year to count our blessings and be thankful. Here's some turkey tips http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/06/chat-get-thanksgiving-dinner-tips-from-food-expert-rita-demontis
  • Turkey’s March Toward Religious Extremism

    10/06/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 2 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05 October 2012 | Michael Rubin
    Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made no secret of his religious agenda. “We will raise a religious generation,” he told parliament. With the military under Erdoğan’s boot, one-in-five Turkish generals are now imprisoned for offenses emanating from Erdoğan’s fevered imagination.
  • Redistribution is Not to Americans

    10/06/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT · by annajones · 26 replies
    Opinion | 10/06/2012 | annajones
    redistribution is not to americans. with no jobs there will be no money to pay for the entitlements. tax the rich to give to the poor. what rich?
  • Mitt's New Momentum

    10/06/2012 11:40:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/5/2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    FISHERVILLE, Virginia -- Randy Goettge left Leesburg about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and the normal drive time should have gotten him to the Romney-Ryan "Victory Rally" here by the announced start time of 6 p.m. Unfortunately for Goettge, about 10,000 other Virginians had similar plans, producing what was surely the biggest traffic jam in the history of Augusta County. Traffic was backed up for miles in every direction -- all the way from the Highway 285 exit to Interstate 81 four miles west -- and by the time Goettge found a place to park and walk the final mile to the...
  • US winks again at Pakistani terror tactics

    10/06/2012 11:39:10 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Oct 6, 2012 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: As it has happened in the past, Pakistan has been spared the rod by the United States for its international transgressions, this time for its continued patronage of terrorism in the region, in the interest of what Washington believes is American national security. The US state department last month waived legal requirements that made its nearly $ 2 billion annual aid to Pakistan contingent on its cooperation in counter-terrorism, ending nuclear proliferation and building democratic institutions, a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report released recently has revealed. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton is said to have informed Congress, which has...
  • How the Liberal Media Ruined Obama

    10/06/2012 11:34:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 10/6/2012 | Lisa Fritsch
    Watching the debate reminded me of a child set out on his own after being raised by parents who failed to teach him responsibility and accountability and let the child think that he was above being corrected or disciplined. This was the time that Chris Matthews could not jump in and tell the people what Obama meant to say." Indeed, Obama has been brought up by an adoring and overindulgent liberal media who have coddled him for the last eight years on everything from his appearance to Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, and his caught-on-a-live-microphone secret handshake with Russian President Medvedev,...
  • Cops Nab Alleged TSA Thief, Hundreds Already Fired

    10/06/2012 11:31:16 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 06, 2012 | LEE FERRAN, MEGAN CHUCHMACH , RANDY KREIDER and BRIAN ROSS
    Cops Nab Alleged TSA Thief, Hundreds Already Fired By LEE FERRAN, MEGAN CHUCHMACH , RANDY KREIDER and BRIAN ROSS Oct. 6, 2012 A TSA employee working in a Los Angeles airport could become the 382nd worker fired from the security agency for allegedly stealing from travelers, a years-long problem highlighted in a recent ABC News investigation. Los Angeles police released a statement late Friday saying a passenger came to the authorities after he said money had been taken out of his wallet while he was going through airport security at Los Angeles International Airport. After a brief investigation, police arrested...
  • Ramsmussen:.Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Hint: we found the 47%

    10/06/2012 11:27:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 1 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 10-6-2012
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided. These results are based upon nightly interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, only about two-thirds of the interviews for today’s update were conducted after the presidential debate. Sunday morning’s update will be the first national polling based entirely upon post-debate interviews. Still, the numbers reflect quite a debate bounce for Romney. Heading into Wednesday’s...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INHIBITIVE FEAR, 10-06-12

    10/06/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-06-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INHIBITIVE FEAR Mental agitation as affecting moral responsibility. Of itself, fear does not remove the voluntary character of human actions, but it usually lessens their guilt, as also their merit. There is a distinction, however, between acting through fear or with fear. One acts through fear if it is the fear that induces one to act, as when a student cheats out of fear of failing an examination. Such actions are voluntary and imputable in most cases. One acts with fear if the emotion merely accompanies an action but does not cause it. Any significant human...
  • Apparent Gaffes Explained

    10/06/2012 11:25:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Statements this past week by both the President and Vice-President that many are persuaded are gaffes were defended by Press Secretary Jay Carney. “President Obama's assertion that 'we don't believe anyone is entitled to success in this country' is not a defense of a failed economic policy as some are claiming,” Carney said. “It's a reaffirmation of the President's belief in the essential equality of all people. After all, is it really fair for some to succeed while others fail? Shouldn't government strive to level the playing field to prevent the more able or lucky from rising above others?” “Is...
  • Romney “Cheat Sheet” Was A Handkerchief, Campaign Says

    10/06/2012 11:23:21 AM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 10/5/12 | Zeke Miller, Andrew Kaczynski
    Mitt Romney's campaign is shooting down a simmering online theory the Republican nominee used a "cheat sheet" in Wednesday night's debate against President Barack Obama. The theory — extensively documented by the liberal blog Daily Kos and picked up on the Daily Beast and elsewhere — focuses on a brief moment as Romney took the stage, pulled something out of his pocket, and put it on the podium. But according to a Romney aide the object was simply a handkerchief, not an illicit list of zingers. "It's a handkerchief," the aide said simply in response to the post. Romney can...
  • Kim Komando: Browse like Bond: How to surf the Web like a spy

    10/06/2012 11:21:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Kim Komando Show ^ | October 6, 2012 | Kim Komando
    When you surf the Internet, everyone is watching... Well, it's not as hard as you may think to browse anonymously and preserve your privacy. All you need are a few tools and some coaching in covert ops. That's where I come in. Just call me Komando...Kim Komando...
  • Costa Mesa Mayor Proposes To Shut Down Soup Kitchens To Deal With Homeless Problem

    10/06/2012 11:20:24 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 23 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/5/2012 | Staff
    COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — The mayor of Costa Mesa proposed to get rid of soup kitchens to deal with the area’s homeless problem at a city council meeting on Tuesday. “My belief is that if we manage to put the soup kitchen out of business that will go a long way to addressing the attractiveness in our city that’s creating a huge negative impact,” Eric Bever said. According to Bever, the “negative impact” is homeless people who like Costa Mesa because of services that offer food to less fortunate individuals. Clients at Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and the non-profit Share...
  • Vote Obama. No America.

    10/06/2012 11:18:12 AM PDT · by annajones · 1 replies
    opnion | 10/06/2012 | annajones
    redistribution is not to americans. no jobs = no entitlements. for each class of jobs cut the domino effect will kill the jobs of every class: poor, middle, union. our futre? look at europe.
  • (Vanity) Prayer Request

    10/06/2012 11:17:28 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 45 replies
    October 6, 2012 | None
    Library Lady has a friend that almost died of a heart catheterization today and requests your prayers. Please pray for this precious soul.
  • Obama Economic Policies Exposed

    10/06/2012 11:16:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-05-12 | Warren Beatty
    Democrat/liberal/progressive (a very pejorative term) readers, when reading the following facts, will say “See” without thinking about the consequences for their favorite economic policy-maker, President Barack Hussein Hubris “kill list” Obama. What are these facts? I thought y’all would never ask. According to a September 12, 2012, Census Bureau report: Changes in income for the lowest two quintiles were not statistically significant, meaning the decline in 2010 of 1 percent was relatively unchanged. Income declined by about 1.5 percent for the middle and fourth quintiles. Income increased 1.9 percent for the highest quintile. So only the highest income earners saw...
  • Orwellian: Obama Campaign Now Tracking Email Addresses that Have Not Donated to Campaign

    10/06/2012 11:08:57 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/06/12 | Aurelius
    In yet another mass email to its supporters, the Obama campaign is again demanding money. However, the wording reveals a rather Orwellian secret: the campaign knows if you have donated or not based solely on the email address they are tracking. The email, from campaign manager Jim Messina, starts average enough. Messina touts the President and the money they've raised. For example, "more than 1.8 million Americans -- 567,044 of whom were first-time donors -- giving an average donation of just $53. And 98% of the donations were $250 and under." But things turn south very quickly. The email quickly...
  • Maher on Obama: 'Looks like he took my million and spent it all on weed'

    10/06/2012 11:06:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/6/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    "He sucked. He looked tired. He had trouble getting his answers out. It looks like he took my million and spent it all on weed," quipped Maher, who has donated $1 million to pro-Obama PAC Priorities USA. "It was fascinating to watch these two men, I mean, the contrast in their demeanor: Now we know what Romney looks like when he’s all charged up. And now we know what Michael Jackson looked like when he was on the Diprivan," Maher joked.
  • Should the unemployment survey be updated? (Fix or Nix)

    10/06/2012 11:04:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Once upon a time --- back in the "good old days" when jobs were considerably more plentiful --- the monthly unemployment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) were barely noted by the majority of Americans. (Assuming, that is, that they were aware of them at all.) If unemployment is down around five percent and it goes up to 5.2 in July and down to 4.8 in October, nobody notices. As Ed Morrissey pointed out yesterday, such shifts can be accounted for by seasonal variations in labor demand, localized effects in particular industries or, as we probably saw...
  • Reid Announces More Than $21 Million to Boost Mobile Telecommunications in Rural Nevada

    10/06/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid ^ | October 5, 2012 | Nevada Senator Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced grants totaling $21,060,477 to Commnet of Nevada to begin construction of mobile telecommunications infrastructure projects in rural Nevada communities which currently lack access to 3G or 4G mobile service. Awardees were selected by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through America’s first “Mobility Fund” auction. The funding was made possible by the FCC’s Universal Service Program which allocated $300 million to a new Mobility Fund meant to help close gaps in mobile coverage in the United States. “This is a good day for communities in rural Nevada,” said Reid. “I am pleased that...
  • Dishonest Unemployment Numbers

    10/06/2012 10:59:07 AM PDT · by kingattax · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.5.12 | Robert P. Kirchhoefer
    A flashback to a CNN article from just before the 2004 election era shows just how unbelievable today's new unemployment numbers are. In September 2004, new numbers came out, showing a drop in unemployment from 5.5% to 5.4%. At that time, with a much lower unemployment number than we have today (around 8% today), the increase in new jobs that caused a 0.1% decrease in unemployment was 144,000. So, let's get this straight. With 144,000 new jobs in a smaller U.S. population (about 295 million in 2004 vs. about 314 million today), you get a drop in unemployment by 0.1%....
  • EXCLUSIVE — New infographic shows just how damaging first debate was for Obama

    10/06/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 5, 2012 | Bryan Jacoutot
    First, there was the CBS instant poll taken immediately following Wednesday night’s Presidential debate. The poll was a “scientifically representative” sample of uncommitted voters that showed Romney cruising to an overwhelming victory by a margin of 2-1 over President Obama. Then, there was the collective meltdown of the MSNBC cable news network and other left-wing media outlets, which served only to confirm what many who watched the debate already knew: Romney absolutely clobbered President Obama. Now, Legal Insurrection has obtained an infographic from TargetPoint Consulting, courtesy of Matthew Knee, which illustrates just how beneficial Wednesday night was for Mitt Romney....
  • Rice on Benghazi: Blame the intelligence community

    10/06/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Foreigh Policy ^ | October 5, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told Republican senators that her televised statements last month on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were based entirely on information she was given by the intelligence community. "In my Sept. 16 Sunday show appearances, I was asked to provide the administration's latest understanding of what happened in Benghazi," Rice wrote in a Thursday letter to Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). "In answering, I relied solely and squarely on the information the intelligence community provided to me and other senior U.S. officials, including through...
  • SoCal hit with huge increase in gasoline costs (Up to $6/gallon in some parts of L.A.)

    10/06/2012 10:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2012 | Rick Moran
    There's a shortage of gas in California and consumers are beginning to feel the pinch. CBS LA: What goes up, must come down. But in the meantime, consumers try to cope. Southern Californians are paying the highest prices in the nation currently. And experts say that pain at the pump will last a little while longer. One station in Calabasas is charging the highest rate in LA County - nearly $6 for a gallon. Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Amanda Burden went to the station and called it a virtual ghost town. She said cars peeled in but peeled right...
  • Happy Days Are NOT Here Again. You don't need a conspiracy to know the job market is still lousy.

    10/06/2012 10:45:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/06/2012 | The Editors
    The jobless rate fell in September to 7.8% from 8.1%, though the economy created only 114,000 new jobs, and some of our conservative friends smell a bureaucratic rat so close to Election Day. We doubt the Labor gnomes are manipulating the numbers, and in any case chasing conspiracies detracts from the real news, which is that the job market still stinks. Democrats are celebrating the decline in the jobless rate, which only shows how their standards have changed since President Obama entered the White House. In 2004, they were lambasting George W. Bush for a September jobless rate that was...
  • High U.S. Unemployment Rate, Obama Failure Or Bush Catastrophe For Romney To Continue?

    10/06/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-6-2012 | Nadeem Walayat
    High U.S. Unemployment Rate, Obama Failure Or Bush Catastrophe For Romney To Continue? ElectionOracle / US Presidential Election 2012Oct 06, 2012 - 01:11 AM By: Nadeem Walayat Democrats and republican have been busy putting their own spin on the latest unemployment data released by the BLS which shows that the US unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time in 45 months by falling 0.3% to 7.8% for September 2012, down from a high of 10% reached in October 2009. Amidst an election frenzy, both parties and candidates have jumped on the data to their advantage. Romney called it...
  • Source of Strange Jobs Numbers: Obama's August Reprieve to 1,800,000 16-30 Year Old Illegals?

    10/06/2012 10:43:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 6 Oct 12 | Xzins
    In June, President Obama issued an executive order permitting the 16 to 30 year old children of illegal immigrants to remain in the US without fear of deportation. The move affected some 1.8 million young adults, all apparently, of working age. According to the order, beginning in mid-August all of these young people would have unimpeded access to jobs, and that access would be renewable every other year. Reports of the progress of Obama's program have stated that lines have been long and that applications have been plentiful. Since these young people were all of an age when they are...
  • Military Employed For Crowd Control At College Football Game

    10/06/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT · by Snuph · 37 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | October 4th, 2012 | Brandon Turbeville
    In yet another example of the blurring of the lines between civilian police and US military forces, Columbia, South Carolina police “officials” have announced that US Military Police from Ft. Jackson will be on the streets alongside civilian law enforcement after the South Carolina-Georgia football game this Saturday night, October 6. According to reports by WISTV, Columbia will be spending more than $11,000 worth of overtime for 50 officers who will be placed in the Five Points and Vista areas after the game. The teams will be made up of University of South Carolina Campus Police, Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies,...
  • 20 years later, Tawana Brawley has turned back on the past

    10/06/2012 10:38:43 AM PDT · by chuckee · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 12, 2012
    CLAREMONT, Va. - Many people in this rural town of just 300 know the story of Tawana Brawley, but most have no idea her family lives among them. Brawley - whose claims of being raped by a "white cop" shocked the city 20 years ago - has long since turned her back on New York. She changed her name, converted to Islam, moved south and got a bullmastiff "trained to bite" in case someone unwanted comes to visit. The Daily News tracked her family to Claremont, Va., once one large plantation, now a tiny town of cotton and soybean farms,...
  • Obama close to raising $1 billion after near-record September tally

    10/06/2012 10:35:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2012 | Dan Eggen
    President Obama’s reelection campaign, which only two months ago fretted that it was losing the money race to Republican challenger Mitt Romney, said Saturday that it was on the cusp of raising $1 billion for the 2012 election after posting its strongest fundraising month of the year. The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised $181 million last month, easily eclipsing the $114 million that they had raised together in August. The number falls just shy of the all-time monthly record of $193 million, however, which was set by Obama in September 2008. Campaign manager Jim Messina wrote in...
  • Israeli jets down small Hamas/Hizballah unmanned aircraft from Gaza

    10/06/2012 10:26:50 AM PDT · by Snuph · 10 replies
    Debkafile ^ | October 6, 2012,
    DEBKAfile’s military sources reports that the unmanned plane was sent over Israeli airspace at the start of a military mobilization exercise conducted by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. It is coordinated with Hizballah and sponsored by Iran. The Lebanese terrorist group may have helped Hamas launch the aerial vehicle, which came in from the west. It as shot down almost half an hour after the intrusion. The IDF spokesman denied it caught Israel intelligence unawares. He said the UAV was tracked from the start and the operation for downing it was delayed to avoid harm to civilian locations in its...
  • Scientists Identify Massive Geothermal Hotspot In Utah

    10/06/2012 10:26:12 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Consumer Energy Report ^ | 10-3-2012 | CER
    Scientists Identify Massive Geothermal Hotspot In UtahConsumer Energy ReportOctober 3,2012 Following two full years of study, scientists have confirmed that they have identified a huge geothermal hotspot in Utah, presenting the possibilities of exploitation of the find for cheap energy production purposes. The area in question, covering an area of about 100 square miles, lies in Utah’s Black Rock Desert basin, south of Delta. During the two-year study, researchers drilled nine deep wells in the basin in an effort to confirm that water at very high temperatures was close enough to the surface to be manipulated, potentially allowing it to...
  • Bill Maher Rips Obama’s Debate Performance: ‘Looked Like He Took My Million & Spent It All On Weed’

    10/06/2012 10:25:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 5, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    During his opening monologue tonight, Bill Maher admitted he was not happy with how President Obama did during his first big debate this week. He told his audience that Obama undeniably “sucked” during the debate, and surmised that the million dollars he gave to the campaign was probably spent on weed. Maher surmised that because Wednesday was Obama’s anniversary, “he apparently had the sex first and was completely spent” for the debate. He contrasted Romney looking “charged up” with Obama looking like Michael Jackson on diprivan. Maher admitted that Obama “sucked” during the debate, and made a joke referencing the...
  • Gallup confirms Romney's post-debate surge

    10/06/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 8 replies
    Gallup confirms Romney's post-debate surge Numbers are now 0 49% R 46%, vs a 6% lead for 0 pre-debate. Keep in mind that this is a 7 day poll, so it will be a while before the full impact of the debate is reflected in Gallup. Gallup also continues to poll only registered (not likely) voters.
  • Re-Elect the President [Nation Barf Alert]

    10/06/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT · by oblomov · 12 replies
    The NAtion ^ | 22 Oct 2012 | Nation Editors
    Progressive opinions on Barack Obama’s first term are as conflicted as his record. These differences are a sign of a diverse and spirited left, and we welcome continued debate in our pages about the president’s record and policies. But that discussion should not obscure what is at stake in this election. A victory for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in November would validate the reactionary extremists who have captured the Republican Party. It would represent the triumph of social Darwinism, the religious right, corporate power and the big money donors who thrive in a new Gilded Age of inequality. It...