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  • Poll: Romney and Obama tied after first debate

    10/08/2012 5:07:44 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/08/2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    The Gallup poll indicates that Obama held a 50%-45% advantage over Romney from September 30-October 2, the three days leading up to last Wednesday's presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. According to the survey, Romney and Obama were deadlocked at 47% each in the three days after the debate, from October 4-6.
  • After Venezuela's election results 2 words come to mind: Fatima's Prophecy

    10/08/2012 5:07:10 AM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    Fatima ^ | 1993 | Fatima org
    Our Lady also warned that if Russia was not consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart as She requested, Russia would spread its errors throughout the world. Unfortunately, we are still awaiting the proper consecration of Russia, and we are witnessing the dissemination of Russia’s manifold errors, which Our Lady warned would cause "wars and persecutions against the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated." Of these prophecies, all have come to pass, at least in part, and they continue to afflict us, except the annihilation of nations, which may...
  • Are there People or Groups Organizing Conservative Poll Watchers Across the States?

    10/08/2012 5:00:51 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 14 replies
    10.08.12 | Chickensoup
    Are there People or Groups Organizing Conservative Poll Watchers Across the States? I have been considering taking the day off to help drive people to the polls and instead thought that it would be more helpful to poll watch in Leftist strongholds. If there are organizations that are doing this I would be interested in helping. Frankly, I would only want to do this with at least one other watcher, and a constantly running camera. Anyone else interested in this? Ideas?
  • The Sun Sets on China's Solar Industry

    10/08/2012 4:56:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/08/2012 | Gordon Chang
    On Friday, shares of Trina Solar closed at $4.62, down $0.18 for the day. The stock has been falling for a long time, declining more than 85% in the last three years. That’s not bad, however, considering Trina is a Chinese solar company. Rival Suntech Power has seen its shares, also listed on the Big Board, drop. They are at about 2% of their 2007 values. And Yingli Green Energy plunged 7.3% on Friday in New York, and it is now trading close to its five-year low. In last two years, shares of Chinese solar cell producers have fallen by...
  • According to this, Venezuelans run our voting machines and count the votes.

    10/08/2012 4:55:36 AM PDT · by mgist · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Lou Dobbs
    <p>"A large and powerful investor in the software company that will design electronic ballots and record votes for Venezuela's new and much criticized election system is the Venezuelan government itself... Venezuela's investment in Bizta Corp., the ballot software firm, gives the government 28 percent ownership of the company it will use to help deliver voting results in future elections, including the possible recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez, according to records obtained by The Herald... Until a year ago, the Bizta Corp. was a struggling Venezuelan software company with barely a sales deal to its name, records show. Then, the Venezuelan government -- through a venture capital fund -- invested about $200,000 and bought 28 percent of it" (sic).</p>
  • Fake Jobs Numbers Would Look Better Than This

    10/08/2012 4:53:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    RCM ^ | 10/08/2012 | Louis Woodhill
    When the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8% in September, some observers wondered if the numbers had been "cooked" for political purposes. They can relax. Fake jobs numbers wouldn't look as bad as these. Two numbers in the BLS report attracted concern: the reported 873,000 increase in total employment, and the 0.3 percentage point reduction in the unemployment rate. These figures suggest a rapidly improving labor market, which would be very convenient for President Obama right now. However, as soon as one delves deeper into the BLS numbers, the reality of...
  • Panic of the Progressives

    10/08/2012 4:52:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Israpundit ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner said, “it’s not even past.” The progressives’ fury over Obama’s meltdown in last week’s debate, and their desperate efforts to get him reelected by any means possible, have to be understood in the context of the long history of the left’s attempt to impose its ideology on the United States. Though successful at capturing the universities, schools, popular culture, and most churches, the left still lusts for the presidency, where the real power lies to change America in line with their ideology. Yet for the last four decades, the left has seen what...
  • Security Team Commander Says Ambassador Stevens Wanted His Team to Stay in Libya Past August

    10/08/2012 4:50:08 AM PDT · by sunmars · 28 replies
    U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens wanted a Security Support Team, made up of 16 special operations soldiers, to stay with him in Libya after their deployment was scheduled to end in August, the commander of that security team told ABC News. The embassy staff’s “first choice was for us to stay,” Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, 55, told ABC News in an interview. “That would have been the choice of the embassy people in Tripoli.” But a senior State Department official told ABC News that the embassy’s Regional Security Officer never specifically requested that the SST’s tour be extended past...
  • Obama's Lies About Security Concerns In Libya

    10/08/2012 4:47:31 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/08/12 | LD Jackson
    There is increasing evidence that the Obama administration has been less than forthcoming about what they knew about the security situation in Libya. According to several reports, not only did the Obama administration ignore concerns that were brought to their attention about increased terrorist activity in Libya, they reacted completely opposite of how we might expect our government to react, given the information they were given. Instead of increasing security, they decreased the number of security personnel. This, according to what Lt. Col. Andy Wood is expected to tell the House Oversight Committee. (Breitbart) Lt. Col Andy Wood will go...
  • Girl loses stomach after drinking cocktail containing liquid nitrogen

    10/08/2012 4:41:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/8/2012 | Rosa Silverman
    Gaby Scanlon, 18, had her stomach removed in an operation believed to have saved her life. A teenage girl has undergone emergency surgery after drinking a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen. Gaby Scanlon was celebrating her 18th birthday with friends in Lancaster city centre when she had the drink at Oscars wine bar on Thursday night. Police said she had her stomach removed afterwards in an urgent operation thought to have saved her life. Miss Scanlon, from the nearby village of Heysham, had reported feeling breathless and then developed severe stomach pain after drinking the cocktail. She was taken to Lancaster...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 8, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/08/2012 4:41:23 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Whose Report Will You Believe? Today's Scripture I have heard a report from the Lord… Jeremiah 49:14, AMP. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Every day we get “reports” from the news, our experiences, our friends and family, and many other sources. We also get reports from the Word of God, which oftentimes, contradicts what others are saying. That’s when we have a choice: do we believe what we hear in the natural, or do we believe the report of the Lord? Friend, we serve a supernatural God! Just because we don’t see a way doesn’t mean that He...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 8, 2012]

    10/08/2012 4:39:47 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Coming to Jesus "Come to Me . . ." —Matthew 11:28 Isn’t it humiliating to be told that we must come to Jesus! Think of the things about which we will not come to Jesus Christ. If you want to know how real you are, test yourself by these words— “Come to Me . . . .” In every dimension in which you are not real, you will argue or evade the issue altogether rather than come; you will go through sorrow rather than come; and you will do anything rather than come the last lap of the race...

    10/08/2012 4:33:14 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/8/42 | Charles Hurd, Foster Hailey, Ralph Parker, Bertram D. Hulen, Raymond Daniell, Drew Middleton
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  • Pray For The Salvation And Restoration Of America (10/8/2012)[Prayer]

    10/08/2012 4:17:30 AM PDT · by DarthVader · 7 replies
    10/8/12 | The Holy Scriptures
    Pray For the Salvation of America My fellow Freepers, It is a very serious time in our nation's history and our future looks very uncertain and every day the news is full of stories that cause us to fear as it looks like we are teetering towards the edge of a cliff. It is quite obvious to even the casual observer that our great country is under a tremendous spiritual assault by the forces of darkness and hell that is causing great distress to many across this land and in other free nations. This is largely our own fault as...
  • Today's Toons 10/8/12

    10/08/2012 3:35:12 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 22 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 10/8/12 | pookie18
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  • How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    10/08/2012 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. I’m a work in regress. As...
  • Why the Obama Bubble Still Hasn’t Burst

    10/08/2012 3:21:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Star Parker
    Can there be political bubbles like financial bubbles? Financial bubbles, inflated by hopes and dreams, burst when reality negates any possibility that those hopes and dreams will be realized. At that point, sky high stock or bond or real estate prices come crashing down to earth. Can the same thing happen in politics? Can a skilled politician, who has become popular with soaring rhetoric and promises, deflate when it starts becoming clear that he is not going to deliver? Of course, I am thinking about our president. Mitt Romney demonstrated in the first presidential debate that the considerable gap between...
  • Typical Obama Supporters Exposed

    10/08/2012 3:17:35 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 26, 2012 | ColonelRichardHunter
    Mitt Romney Held a Rally in Toledo OH and these NutJobs Showed Up! All 30 of Them! LOL!! Must see the woman in green's rant. She and the Obama phone lady would get on swell.
  • All Hail the Death of Bipartisans

    10/08/2012 3:16:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | John Ransom
    The presidential playbook generally calls for a successful candidate to swing to the middle when they are running unopposed for their party’s nomination. But as we enter perhaps the final three months of the Obama administration, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for anyone to make an appeal to the center, if indeed a center even exists in American politics anymore. Obama has destroyed the political center in this country, and for that we can be thankful. Because Obama’s policies have exposed the basic problem with the bipartisan approach favored by establishment Republicans and so-called Blue Dog Democrats. Both of those centrist...
  • WI CD7 district polling showing very good signs for Duffy and Romney.

    New polling out of Wisconsin Cong district 7 shows more trouble for Obama as the GOP incumbent 11% ahead of Dem and Romney ahead by 3%, 49 – 46….why is this significant….This district went for Kerry with 51% and for Obama in 2008 with 56%…..Obama is now running 10% behind where he was in 2008 and 5% behind Kerry in 2004. Obama cannot afford to lose districts like this in WI by 10%, if this happens, he will lose Wisconsin to Romney by about 5-10%. This district is nominally a D+3 district but Romney is running R+3 in it and...
  • Today's THV anchor Matt Turner killed in vehicle accident(Prayers needed for my family)

    10/08/2012 3:03:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    KNWA ^ | 07 OCT 12 | dcbryan1
    Former KNWA news anchor Matt Turner has died in a car accident. It happened Saturday night on Interstate 30 near Bryant, Arkansas. He leaves behind his wife Julee and their young daughter Preslee, along with his mother and brother. His family released this statement Sunday morning: "Matt always loved and protected his family and his greatest asset was his love for his daughter Preslee. He always put his family and friends ahead of himself and was constantly thinking ahead and planning on their behalf. Matt was a man of integrity and had a strong faith in God. While we are...
  • Mitt Romney: The Whitest Man in the Room? [English professor Li presents her evidence]

    10/08/2012 2:55:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2012 | Gary Jason
    ..........Romney's whiteness has been hit by various super-PACs, including the organization the Obama campaign set up called "African Americans for Obama." But Obama's allies in the academic world are really stepping up to the plate. One of the loopiest attempts to attack Romney's race is from one Stephanie Li,an English professor.Her vicious little hit piece on Romney has a truly stunning thesis. It is that Romney isn't merely white--simple observation reveals that, surely, even to the uneducated. No, it takes some kind of scholar such as Ms. Li to discern that he is "the whitest man to run for president"!...
  • Meanwhile Just Off Ole Blighty...

    10/08/2012 2:47:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    A patrolling British Navy destroyer stops four Muslims in a row boat, rowing towards Brighton... The captain gets on the loud hailer and shouts "Ahoy, small craft, where are you heading?"  One of the Muslims stands up and shouts,  "We're invading England!"  The crew of the destroyer all start laughing and when the captain finally gains his composure, he gets back on the loud hailer and says "Just the four of you?"  The Muslim stands up again and shouts, "No, we're the last four- the rest are already there!" h/t Kirby
  • High Stress Can Make Insulin Cells Regress

    10/08/2012 2:41:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 1, 2012 | AMANDA SCHAFFER
    THE HYPOTHESIS In Type 2 diabetes, insulin-producing cells revert to an earlier developmental state. THE INVESTIGATORS Chutima Talchai and Dr. Domenico Accili, Columbia University... The hormone insulin helps shuttle glucose, or blood sugar, from the bloodstream into individual cells to be used as energy. But the body can become resistant to insulin, and the beta cells of the pancreas, which produce the hormone, must work harder to compensate. Eventually, the thinking goes, they lose the ability to keep up. “We used to say that the beta cells poop out,” said Alan Saltiel, director of the Life Sciences Institute at the...
  • Obama's Rough Road Ahead

    10/08/2012 2:36:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    The October 3 debate ought to have been Obama's easiest to win. Although the economy is in ghastly shape, Obama's Marxist-lite rhetoric panders to the envy and greed of millions of Americans. The Democrat campaign bet heavily upon painting Romney as a rich investor with rich pals who has no idea how ordinary Americans live. Blaming misery on the successful has been the Democrat playbook since FDR (despite the fact that FDR, JFK, Al Gore, and John Kerry were and are all multi-millionaires). Polls suggested that this ploy was working again. It is not. The debate showed just how indefensible...
  • British casino refuses to pay out to...player after he wins $11 MILLION in two nights

    10/08/2012 2:03:42 AM PDT · by rawhide · 53 replies
    dailymail ^ | 10-7-12 | By Ian Gallagher and Russell Myers
    Britain's oldest casino is investigating a £7.3 million win by the world’s top poker player – and is refusing to pay him a penny. Crockfords, the exclusive Mayfair gaming club, has informed the Gambling Commission that it is withholding Phil Ivey’s payout. A source with close knowledge of the dispute described the situation as unprecedented. Accompanied by a ‘beautiful Oriental woman’, Mr Ivey, a 35-year-old Californian, was playing Punto Banco, which is a skill-free variant of baccarat, when he struck a remarkable winning streak. The 184-year-old casino initially agreed to transfer the winnings to his bank account, but six weeks on...
  • GRAPHIC! Obama's Re-Election Case Rests On 5 Phony Claims

    10/08/2012 2:01:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    In making his case for re-election in the face of historically high unemployment and sluggish growth, President Obama has a simple and straightforward argument. Things were terrible when I arrived, he says, thanks to Bush-era policies of tax cuts and deregulation. We stopped the decline, but the ditch was so deep that it will take time to get out. Still, we are making progress, even if it isn't as fast as everyone would like. So the last thing we want to do is return to the failed Bush policies that, he says, drove us into the ditch. That argument appears...
  • Multiple Twitter Users Threaten to Assassinate Mitt Romney: ‘Shoot Him Dead’

    10/08/2012 1:43:31 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 October 2012 | Jason Howerton
    The race to the White House can be ugly and cruel, an inconvenient truth that rears its ugly head in U.S. politics every four years. Unfortunately, there will always be those who reserve pure, unadulterated hatred for anyone they disagree with. Nothing displays that fact more clearly than the dozens of horrific death threats made against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney via Twitter, which were uncovered Sunday night. South Carolina attorney Todd Kincannon, who is also the former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, took notice of the intense hatred coming from the left and directed the threatening...
  • Romney to slam Obama on warfare

    10/08/2012 1:34:17 AM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10-8-12 | Seth McLaughlin & Stephen Dinan
    Mitt Romney on Monday will accuse the Obama administration of fundamentally misunderstanding the threat of radical Islam, using a major foreign-policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute to say President Obama is rejecting six decades of bipartisan consensus by not flexing more U.S. muscle on the world stage. And after delaying for nearly a month, the Republican presidential nominee will sharpen his attack about the way Mr. Obama handled the assault on American diplomatic posts in Egypt and Libya. According to excerpts, he will say the president’s first reaction was to blame an Internet video mocking Islam, and only belatedly...
  • Things to Do in the Debate When You're Dead - "Wee-weed up!"

    10/08/2012 1:33:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2012 | J.T.Hatter
    What happens to a person with severe narcissistic personality disorder when he gets his rear end handed to him after an embarrassing debate drubbing? He gets bozo-ballistic wee-wee'd up about it!The situation was so tense after the presidential debate in Denver that the larger of the Obama team, Michelle, placed her body between Obama and a surprised Romney--and glared at the Republican, daring him to step out from behind the podium and lay one more word on her metrosexual man. The Obama anger was palpable. The television cameras didn't show this to you, but the most hysterical image of the...
  • Bam is ‘left’ bewildered

    10/08/2012 12:53:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 7, 2012 | Michael Goodwin
    It’s a given now that Mitt Romney performed brilliantly in the first presidential debate, but some less-than-obvious benefits are still emerging. Beyond predictable poll bounces and fund-raising jumps, an added gain is the dilemma Team Obama faces in trying to regroup after the shellacking. Desperately trying to change the storyline, all the president’s men immediately went into DEFCON attack mode. On the stump and in ads, they charged out of Denver calling Romney a liar and promised that a more combative president would show up the next time. It was a reaction designed to calm Obama’s left-wing base, which was...
  • SpaceX's Falcon-9 Dragon successfully lifts off to resupply ISS [One of 9 Engines "shuts down"]

    10/08/2012 12:40:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Weather Space ^ | October 8, 2012 | Staff Reporter
    SpaceX says Engine No. 1 on the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage experienced some sort of anomaly about 80 seconds into the launch, but lift-off did occur. Elon Musk, SpaceX's CEO and chief designer, said the engine was shut down by the rocket's on-board computers. "Falcon 9 detected an anomaly on one of the nine engines and shut it down," Musk said. "As designed, the flight computer then recomputed a new ascent profile in realtime to reach the target orbit, which is why the burn times were a bit longer." The first stage burned nearly 30 seconds longer than planned....
  • Mitt Romney: I would arm Syrian rebels

    10/08/2012 12:29:14 AM PDT · by Zajko · 77 replies
    Guardian ^ | 8th October 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Mitt Romney will call for an escalation of the conflict in Syria by arming rebels with the heavy weapons needed to confront president Bashar al-Assad's tanks, helicopters and fighter jets. Romney is to make the proposal on Monday in what his campaign team has billed as a major foreign policy speech in Lexington, Virginia. In extracts published in advance, he opened up the prospect, if he becomes president, of a US-Iranian proxy war being fought in Syria. "Iran is sending arms to Assad because they know his downfall would be a strategic defeat for them. We should be working no...
  • 'SNL' mocks Obama's lackluster debate appearance

    10/08/2012 12:19:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Las Angeles Times ^ | October 7, 2012 | Claire Zulkey
    ..........The most pointed sketch, however, mocked MSNBC for considering the debate “the worst thing that ever happened anywhere.” In the segment, Kenan Thompson played an Al Sharpton struggling to come up with any number of excuses for why Obama performed the way he did, positing that perhaps Romney and Obama switched bodies, or that with “no way” to know exactly how high above sea level Denver is, Obama struggled with an altitude “upwards of a million” feet above Earth. Cecily Strong took over as Rachel Maddow, who decided to look on the bright side by focusing smugly on one of...
  • If Obama Loses, North Korea Will Take You

    10/08/2012 12:00:39 AM PDT · by GeronL · 13 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 10-08-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – Pyongyang, North Korea - Recently Jet Blue began a raffle that would award some 1,006 round trip international tickets to anywhere they fly to people who's candidate loses the Presidential election. The old saw about leaving the country if your guy loses, will come true for some lucky people. North Korea's government has expressed official dismay that Barack Obama could lose re-election in November, as it considers Mitt Romney to be a dangerous extremist. Today though, North Korea has taken it one step farther. The North Korean official news service KCNA has announced that it will offer...
  • On Catholic Push Calls, If Not the Obama Campaign, Who?

    10/07/2012 11:02:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | October 4, 2012 | Peter Roff
    Are Catholic voters getting "push calls" that question how they can vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Mormon? According to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, the answer is "No." When the issue was raised earlier this week in this column, the Obama campaign, through a spokesman, reiterated its position that a candidate's religion was "out of bounds." "The activity being attributed to the Obama Campaign and our Catholics for Obama program is categorically false," the spokesman said. Well, as Trace Adkins says, "Whooo-eee. Shut my mouth. Slap your Grandma." It's not clear from the carefully worded statement provided...
  • Pressure is on Biden after Obama's lackluster debate performance

    10/07/2012 11:01:50 PM PDT · by granada · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 7, 2012 | John Whitesides
    (Reuters) - He has been stereotyped as the Obama administration's gaffe-prone sideshow. But Vice President Joe Biden also is a veteran debater who was in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and is perhaps the Democratic White House's most passionate defender of the working class. Now, with his debate against Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan coming up on Thursday, Biden is under pressure to help President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the momentum it enjoyed before Obama was outmaneuvered by Republican rival Mitt Romney last week in the first of their three debates. That debate trimmed Obama's lead in...
  • Mort Zuckerman: Why the Country Is Unhappy Under Obama

    10/07/2012 10:35:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | October 5, 2012 | MORTIMER B. ZUCKERMAN
    In the debate Mitt Romney suddenly assumed the stature of a president while American hasn't found its way under Obama's failing leadership When you accumulate some of the adjectives from the pundits, the media, and other appraisals that were not from the right but from baffled sympathizers and centrists, there is no doubt that President Barack Obama clearly lost the debate this week, as a matter of both substance and tone. Take your pick from the river of insults: listless, meandering, lazy, dull-brained, long-winded, languid, and flaccid were just some of the epithets from the pundits. Even the New York...
  • Obama Pokes Fun At Debate: I Can't "Perform Flawlessly, Night After Night" (video)

    10/07/2012 10:26:14 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 45 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 8, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Attending a star-studded concert that included the likes of Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder where money was raised money for his campaign, President Obama said "everybody here is incredible professionals, they're such great friends and they just perform flawlessly, night after night." "I can't always say the same," the President said to laughter from the crowd at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
  • Garfunkel Found in the US After Sweden No-Show

    10/07/2012 10:13:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Sep 12
    US musician Art Garfunkel has been located in the US ending a search for the star which began after he failed to show up for a concert in Gothenburg in western Sweden on Friday. "We lost track of him in Gothenburg," ticket agent Julius Malmström confirmed to the Sydsvenskan daily after the star failed to show for a second gig in Malmö on Saturday evening. Garfunkel was due to perform as part of a touring concert entitled "Night of the Proms" alongside Anastacia, Mĺns Zelmerlöw and John Miles, but shortly before he was due on stage the veteran crooner disappeared....
  • 'My Family Thinks I'm Crazy': Swedish My Little Pony Fan

    10/07/2012 10:02:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    The Local ^ | 7 Oct 12
    Hundreds of My Little Pony fans, including a Swedish toy store worker, gathered for a special convention at a hotel in Long Eaton, UK over the weekend. "It's my first pony convention. I collected them when I was younger but when I was 10 I stopped," Swede Rebecca Lindahl, 21, told British local paper the Nottingham Post. Lindahl attended the two-day event, called UK PonyCon 2012, together with a friend from Sweden. Lindahl said she started collecting My Little Pony toys again this year because she "wanted a new hobby." "I had 20 ponies from my childhood and, after just...
  • Updated election forecasting model still points to Romney win, University of Colorado study says

    10/07/2012 9:47:33 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    University of Colorado Boulder ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2012 | University of Colorado Boulder
    An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election. According to their updated analysis, Romney is projected to receive 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes -- down five votes from their initial prediction -- and short of the 270 needed to win. The new forecast by political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver is based on more recent economic data than their original Aug....
  • What I would love to see at the next presidential debate

    10/07/2012 9:42:40 PM PDT · by LongIslander · 24 replies
    1. Since we know he is going to go there eventually, if and when Obama raises Romney's tax returns, it would be great if Romney (after commenting on how petty the request really is considering unemployment, deficit, etc) walk over to a staffer who hands him an envelope containing the returns and his school records and drop it right on Obama's podium in front of him. Comment on his GPA and how much he has given to charity and state..."let us know when you will release your school records." 2. It happens at every debate...the moderator will request each candidate...
  • Obama Jokes About His Debate Performance at Hollywood Fundraiser

    10/07/2012 9:37:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    President Obama made a joke about his debate performance at Sunday's lavish, $25,000 per person fundraiser at Hollywood's Nokia Theater. After noting the event's musical acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, and Stevie Wonder "perform flawlessly night after night," Obama quipped to laughter and applause, "I can’t always say the same." Some additional highlights from the transcript obtained by Fox News's Greta Van Susteren included: BARACK OBAMA: The last thing we can afford right now is four years of the very same policies that led us to this crisis in the first place. I cannot allow...
  • Press Helps Obama Campaign Commit Gaffe Over Woman's Question of Ryan in Iowa

    10/07/2012 9:26:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    I originally thought that the story of Linda Morrison which will follow after the jump would be all about the Obama campaign completely misreading the situation surrounding a question asked of GOP vice-presidential nominee at a Clinton County, Iowa town hall forum. It turns out that it's actually biased reports from their good friends in the establishment press which led the overeager campaign to do something embarrassing. Here's how Shushannah Walshe at ABC News described the question Ryan was asked and the answer he gave (bolds are mine throughout this post): Paul Ryan Gets Asked for More Specifics, But This...
  • Romney to compare Benghazi to original 9/11 attacks

    10/07/2012 9:22:27 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 10-8-2012 | Josh Rogin
    Romney to compare Benghazi to original 9/11 attacks Posted By Josh Rogin Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:01 AM In a speech Monday, former Governor Mitt Romney will criticize President Barack Obama's handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi and say it was probably the work of al Qaeda, the same group that brought down the World Trade Center and struck the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. "The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader...
  • What's the Real Race Issue Here?

    10/07/2012 9:15:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    Twice Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren have faced off in televised debates, and twice the Massachusetts Senate candidates traded blows over Warren's claim to American Indian ancestry within seconds of the opening bell. The Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger have launched dueling campaign ads calling even more attention to the issue, and there has even been a mini-kerfuffle over the low-rent antics of a few Brown staff members, who were filmed war-whooping and tomahawk-chopping at a campaign event in Dorchester. Plainly the question of Warren's Cherokee heritage isn't going away any time soon. I'll be surprised if she and...
  • Obama, on fundraising swing, jokes about poor debate [more "bumps in the road"]

    10/07/2012 9:13:16 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/7/2012 | Olivier Knox
    LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama opened a two-day fundraising swing through California on Sunday with a "30 Days to Victory Concert" starring George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Hudson. He also seemed to poke fun at his own listless debate performance last week against Mitt Romney. "Everybody here is incredible professionals, they're such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. I can't always say the same," Obama said, drawing laughter and cheers from the crowd. Looking back at 2008, Obama said, "everybody always remembers the victory, but...
  • Backlog of Veterans' Disability Claims Increases 179% Under Obama

    10/07/2012 9:04:37 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    CNS news ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | By Matt Cover
    The backlog of veterans’ disability claims has jumped by 179 percent during President Barack Obama’s first term in office, reaching 883,949 outstanding claims, according to Veterans Administration (VA) statistics. (Click Oct. 1, 2012 link.) The backlog of claims is at near-record highs, with 65.8 percent of claims being backlogged for 125 days or more. The total claims include disability claims by veterans as well as from surviving spouses, children, or parents. As the VA explains, these claims are "based upon the effects of disabilities, diseases, or injuries incurred or aggravated during military service." And the claims by spouses, children, or...
  • Report: Recycling fraud costs California millions

    10/07/2012 8:56:48 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    PIONEER PRESS ^ | 10-7-12 | ap
    LOS ANGELES—Rampant fraud within California's recycling redemption program is costing the state millions of dollars, as scammers drive trucks full of cans across the border from Nevada and Arizona to collect nickels on deposits that were never paid. California recyclers also are claiming redemptions for the same containers several times, or for containers that never existed, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times ( Government officials recently estimated the fraud at $40 million a year, and an industry expert told the newspaper it could exceed $200 million. The state's $1.1 billion recycling fund paid out $100 million...