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  • Sons of Perdition: How Certain Catholic Priests Turned the Kennedys Pro-Abortion

    10/08/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Patrick Madrid's Blog ^ | 10/4/12 | Patrick Madrid
    Awhile back, The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating and deeply saddening article exploring the reasons behind the Kennedy Family’s staunch pro-abortion position. Believe it or not, Ted Kennedy used to be pro-life. So how did he and all the other prominent Kennedys swing so far in the wrong direction? For that matter, what about some of the other Catholic pro-abortion zealots in (or recently in) high public office, such as Nancy Pelosi, Mario Cuomo, and Tom Daschle? What happened to them? (NB: I originally posted this blog entry on January 2, 2009. Given all the chattering right now from...
  • H.R. 6566: Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act

    10/08/2012 8:12:01 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 9 replies
    GovTrack.us ^ | 28 September 2012 | GovTrack.us
    HR 6566 IH 112th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 6566 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 28, 2012 Ms. RICHARDSON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee...
  • Who Destroyed the Economy? The Case Against the Baby Boomers

    10/08/2012 8:11:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/08/2012 | Jim Tankersley
    Retirees and near-retirees are leaving behind a devastated economy for their children ... but are we doing anything to fix it? Here, two generations debate who's really to blame for the wreckage. ***** CRESCENT LAKE, Ore.--My father taught me how to throw a baseball and divide big numbers in my head and build a life where I'd be home in time to eat dinner with my kid most nights. He and my mother put me through college and urged me to follow my dreams. He never complained when I entered a field even less respected than his. He lives across...
  • Sticks and Stones!

    10/08/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2012 | Col. Frank Ryan, CPA, USMCR (Ret.)
    Yet when riots and killings are allegedly sparked by "hate crimes," the insanity of the violent reaction is equally unpalatable to those in the civilized world. The reactions to these riots by the Obama administration are equally stupefying! To even remotely condone riots and killings as a reasonable reaction to verbal insults is inconceivable. These despicable actions should have been condemned. Our nation appears weak when we react in any other way. ............. Just as in the case of the killing of our U.S. ambassador in September 2012, the perception by many is that this administration feels that the demonstrators...
  • Bible Publisher not a 'religious employer'

    10/08/2012 8:08:24 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | Washington Times
    The Obama administration is claiming that a dedicated Christian publisher of Bibles and ministry material is insufficiently religious to qualify for an exemption to the contraception mandate in the president’s health-care overhaul. According to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia by Tyndale House Publishers, the company has been refused a “religious employer” exemption because the Health and Human Services Department categorically maintains that any for-profit publisher is not a “religious employer.” The Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Tyndale, called the rule an unconstitutional and arbitrary threat to religious freedom.
  • University of Mary Washington finalizes their gun ban

    10/08/2012 8:05:57 AM PDT · by JohnPierce · 8 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | October 8, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Because professors, staff and students are precluded from protecting themselves on campus, Cho, a student at Virginia Tech himself, was able to simply walk on campus and go on a killing rampage with no worry that anyone would stop him.” - Holly Adams (mother of VA Tech Victim) -- IMAGE HERE -- Located in Fredericksburg Virginia and with campuses in Stafford and Dahlgren, the University of Mary Washington is undeniably part of Virginia’s strong commitment to excellent public colleges and universities. Unfortunately, UMW (which prides itself on being named after the mother of George Washington), has joined many of Virginia’s...
  • Newsmax poll to Freep

    10/08/2012 8:05:53 AM PDT · by Chief901 · 14 replies
    Newsmax poll, Who would you vote for today?
  • China's Demand For Japanese Cars Has Collapsed (Chinese refuse to patronize due to island dispute)

    10/08/2012 8:05:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/08/2012 | Yoko Kubota, Kentaro Sugiyama
    * Nissan to suspend night shifts in China car plants-Nikkei * Toyota, Honda to cut working hours, slow line speed-Nikkei * Report does not say how long production cuts will last * Japan carmakers' plants operating again after China holiday (Adds Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Suzuki comments and background) TOKYO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co plan to slash production in China by roughly half, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as a territorial row between Asia's two largest economies cuts sales of Japanese cars in the world's biggest auto market. Sales...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, October 8, 2012

    10/08/2012 8:05:03 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 81 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 10/08/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • As Online Retailers Launch Vendor Financing, Is Apple Credit Corp Imminent?

    10/08/2012 8:03:27 AM PDT · by RobertClark · 3 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/08/12 | Tyler Durden
    As we have been saying for over a year now, there are two key issues (one of which follows logically from the other) that central bankers are banging their heads against: the increasing scarcity of money good-assets, i.e., credible collateral, that can be pledged in exchange for debt at both the private and public level, and the collapsing cash flows at the corporate and household level (both incidentally direct artifacts of ubiquitous central planning and central banker intervention). This, among various other reasons chief among which is the parallel collapse in CapEx and R&D spending at the corporate level, is...
  • Mervyn Dymally dies at 86; former lieutenant governor, congressman and legislator

    10/08/2012 8:03:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jean Merl
    Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose ground-breaking if sometimes-controversial political career spanned more than four decades and included a stint as California's only black lieutenant governor, has died. He was 86.
  • Obama Advisors Make Romney Sound Like Reagan

    10/08/2012 8:02:57 AM PDT · by SquarePants · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08 Oct 2012 | McGlaughlin and Crabtree
    President Obama’s re-election campaign on Monday launched a pre-emptive strike ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s planned foreign policy address, arguing that Mr. Romney has failed the the commander-in-chief test on the global stage — in part by staking out positions to the right of former President George W. Bush. The Obama camp released a new television advertisement and issued a memo on Monday criticizing Mr. Romney’s bumpy overseas trip this summer as well as his response to the assaults on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya — highlighting how a national security adviser to GOP Sen. John McCain’s...
  • Supreme Court to take up UT admission case [may strike down racial and ethnic considerations)

    10/08/2012 8:01:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Tolsen
    In the fall of 2008, the University of Texas enrolled 10,335 minority students, not including Asian-Americans. As far as Abigail Fisher was concerned, that was one too many. Fisher had made good grades in high school - a 3.59 average on a 4.0 scale - posted a score of 1180 on the SAT test and finished as number 82 in a graduating class of 674 at Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land. She figured that was good enough. Then came those dreadful words: "We regret to inform you ..." Fisher was heartbroken. Her dad went to Texas, and...
  • Obama's Bible Issue

    10/08/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 8 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 8, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    ‘Tyndale was left with no alternative but to go to court,” explains Mark D. Taylor, president and CEO of Tyndale House Publishers. On the day before the first presidential debate, the company, which Taylor’s parents started when he was eleven years old, filed the 31st lawsuit over the Department of Health and Human Services’ abortion-drug, sterilization, and contraception mandate. Tyndale publishes Bibles. But that doesn’t make it a religious endeavor. Not in the federal government’s book. Not as of August 1, anyway. That was the day that the HHS mandate — a regulation further defining the health-care legislation that then–Speaker...
  • What Romney and Ryan Never Wanted You to Know (E-mail solicitation from Rasmussen Reports)

    10/08/2012 7:54:03 AM PDT · by mazda77 · 42 replies
    Rasmussen Reports Spam E-mail this morning | 10/8/12 | Louis Basenese
    (Rasmussen Reports [scott@rasmussenreports.ccsend.com]; on behalf of; Rasmussen Reports [update@rasmussenreports.com]) Dear Friends, Please find a special message from our paid sponsor, Wall Street Daily. Sponsorships like this help to allow us to continue to send you our Daily Update free of charge. We appreciate your interest in our work. Rasmussen Reports Dear Concerned Voter, Mitt Romney, whose estimated net worth is $250 million, was reluctant to release his 2011 tax returns... Meanwhile, Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan… Well, his net worth exploded by up to 130% over the last 10 years. “It’s absolutely stunning,” says political intelligence expert, Robert Williams “What...
  • BYE-BYE 'OBAMA GIRL' HELLO PAUL RYAN GIRL! ("Do The Paul Ryan" Music Video)

    10/08/2012 7:52:21 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10-7-2012
    BYE-BYE 'OBAMA GIRL' HELLO PAUL RYAN GIRL! A new viral video extolls the virtues of Reaganomics and Paul Ryan's lack of body fat. Could this make the difference in the close election looming? (See video at link below)
  • Bipartisanship: A New Winning Issue

    10/08/2012 7:48:05 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/8/2012 | Dick Morris
    I was surprised when Frank Lunz’ focus group showed that the best line of the evening’s debate by either candidate was Governor Romney’s rendition of how he worked with Democrats in Massachusetts and will do so as president. But it makes a great deal of sense that this line would resonate. While we professionals are trying to win the war of Dems vs. Reps and Blue vs. Red, the voters just want the war to end and the parties to come to an agreement — guided by the verdict they will deliver on Election Day. Ending this toxic division has...
  • Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?

    10/08/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 8, 2012 | Eliana Johnson
    Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute is out with a report today on foreign and fraudulent campaign contributions. It is the most comprehensive treatment of the issue to date. The key findings relate to the Obama campaign: * The Obama campaign lacks the “industry standard level” of credit card security for donations * The website Obama.com was purchased by an Obama bundler based in Shanghai, China, with questionable ties to state-run enterprises * 68% of the traffic to Obama.com is foreign, and the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months Schweizer...
  • LIVE THREAD ~ Romney to deliver foreign policy speech amid big questions on Libya, global economy

    10/08/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 201 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 October 2012
    Mitt Romney in a major speech Monday will call for a change of course in U.S. foreign policy -- saying the recent, deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya is part of a “profound upheaval” and that “hope is not a strategy.” The speech will mark one of Romney’s final opportunities before Election Day to show his potential as a world leader -- amid political turmoil in the Middle East. “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 Middle East...
  • News Flash: Debate Was Beneath Obama

    10/08/2012 7:33:55 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 79 replies
    NRO The Corner ^ | October 8, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    From the New York Times: Mr. Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship. He did not do all that well in 2008 but benefited from Senator John McCain’s grumpy performances. Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain. It was something to endure, rather than an opportunity, aides said.
  • Woo hoo!! Our fourth quarter FReepathon is well underway!! [Thread VII]

    10/08/2012 7:30:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 297 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | Oct 8, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! Checking in again from beautiful downtown Ft Stockton!! One day and a wake-up and we'll be on the last day of the trip home. Woo hoo!! And less than 30 days to go before the Marxist usurper is voted OUT!! Praying that America doesn't make that One Big Ass Mistake Again and that the 2010 Tea Party Sweeps continue into 2012!! We're determined to vote out Obama and as many rats as possible from as many elected offices as possible all across this great land. Let freedom ring!! And our fourth quarter FReepathon is well underway!! If you...
  • Adventures in Gov't-Run Health (S)care: Malnourishment, Bedsores, and Death, Oh My!

    10/08/2012 7:28:26 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 4 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 10/8/12 | EricTheRed
    In case you didn't know, the beginning of October marked the point where, under Obama(Doesn't)Care Section 6001, physician-owned hospitals are banned from being started, existing ones prohibited from expanding. This improves our health care system how? It doesn't. But just keep saying everyone's covered, covered, covered. We're all covered, covered, covered. Covered, covered, covered. Like a bunch of freaking sheep. Free colonoscopies! Free condoms! Free free free! Covered covered covered! Republican war on women! Ryan hates Grandma! Romney hates Big Bird! Free free free! Covered covered covered! Meanwhile, things aren't going terribly swimmingly in the U.K., whose utopian health care system was...
  • By George, what a show! Clooney and Stacy Keibler look politically polished for Obama fundraiser

    10/08/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2012 | Amelia Proud
    He's the unofficial president of Hollywood, and many believe a future politician in the making. And George Clooney, 51, looked the part for tonight's high profile fundraiser for President Barack Obama held at the Nokia theatre in LA.
  • GOP bill would stop feds from mailing out $2 bills to survey respondents

    10/08/2012 7:27:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/8/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) proposed new legislation on Friday that would prevent the federal government from mailing people cash in an effort to encourage them to fill out federal surveys. Tipton's Survey Savings Accountability Act, H.R. 6569, is a response to a 2011 survey by the Bureau of Reclamation, which asked 11,000 people about whether four privately owned dams should be removed from the Klamath River in Oregon and California. As part of its plan to get people to respond, the Bureau included a $2 bill with each survey packet. Tipton says 1,245 people failed to respond, but kept the...
  • Big News in Michigan - TODAY!

    10/08/2012 7:18:54 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 42 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 10/08/2012 | Joe Wierzbicki
    BIG NEWS FOR TONIGHT:CARAVAN LED BY CAMPAIGN BUSES WILL LEAD HUNDREDS FROM BRIGHTON RALLY TO ROCHESTER HILLS PAUL RYAN RALLY Today will be a huge day for supporters of the Romney/Ryan ticket in southeastern Michigan. Tonight at 5:00 PM supporters will gather at Brighton's Millpond Park for a "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" rally featuring speeches and patriotic musical performances. (Website:  www.RebuildAmericaTour.org) Then around 6:30 PM supporters will caravan to Rochester Hills for rally featuring Congressman Paul Ryan and musical legend, Kid Rock.  The caravan will be led by the two "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" buses that feature...
  • Escape for a while...Ray Bethell,Romancing the Wind..

    10/08/2012 7:15:46 AM PDT · by Doogle · 6 replies
    YT ^ | 06/23/12 | kitsalano
    Escape for a few minutes....Go fly a kite, or three http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=nr9KrqN_lIg
  • Talladega delivers another vicious wreck, pitting driver safety vs. fans' wants (incredible crash)

    10/08/2012 7:12:52 AM PDT · by rawhide · 41 replies
    sports,yahoo.com ^ | 10-7-12 | Jay Busbee
    TALLADEGA, Ala. – If you or I had been involved in a wreck like the one that claimed the cars of Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and more than two dozen other NASCAR drivers on Sunday afternoon, we'd curl up in a fetal position at the thought of going near a car ever again. This was the kind of high-speed, full-throttle, nowhere-to-hide carnage that allows real life to edge its way into your sporting Sunday, forcing you to think, just for a second, that something really bad might just have happened Fortunately for all concerned, the catastrophic wreck...
  • Murdered ambassador sent cable warning of threats on day of Benghazi attack

    10/08/2012 7:02:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A number of media sources have fresh looks at the Obama administration's handling of security in the weeks before the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi drove us out of eastern Libya and killed four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stephens. First, Fox News reported yesterday that the State Department decided to stick to its schedule of rotating out a 16-man Special Ops team assigned to diplomatic security in Benghazi, just weeks before the attack in August. They were joined in their exit by a six-man security team from the State Department itself:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver

    10/08/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama a much-deserved shellacking in the first Presidential debate held in Denver. The Republican nominee, who many conservatives were close to writing off, served ace after ace, while Obama just stood there and tried to hit the ball back, looking stunned by Romney’s strength and his own failure. After an hour and half “match,” it was clear Romney was the man with the plan and Obama the man with more promises. Heeding conservatives’ advice to go bold, Romney showed us his backbone, laid out his plan and cornered Obama on his failed record. Again and...
  • Sound Transit (train) project downtown Tacoma, Lakewood ($433,333 / Rider)

    10/08/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 7 replies
    Like many businesses in Tacoma’s Dome District, the Lighthouse Diving Center suffered plenty during the construction of Sound Transit’s new railroad link to Lakewood. For nearly two years, the little block building on the corner of 25th Street and Pacific Avenue was isolated by the massive civil engineering project necessary to get Sounder trains across Pacific and up the grade into Nalley Valley. “A lot of people thought we were closed,” said Randy Bierbaum, who manages the dive shop along with Molly, his well-fed Labrador retriever. “Everything was so torn up they couldn’t figure out how to get here.” Now,...
  • Perino: Next Thing You Know, Dems Going To Call Paul Ryan ‘Ugly’ ...

    10/08/2012 6:59:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/8/2012 | Alex Alvarez
    The Five‘s Dana Perino stopped by Fox & Friends‘ curvy coach Monday morning, where she was asked to weigh in on a number of topics, including the response to Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama‘s first presidential debate last week — including Democrats’ campaign to paint their Republican rival as a liar. “It’s just nothing that I would ever have done,” Perino said of that tactic. “Remember Charles Krauthammer last week after the debate said that, in five minutes, Mitt Romney turned to dust $150 million worth of negative advertising the Obama campaign spent for six months saying Mitt Romney...
  • Romney Narrows Vote Gap After Historic Debate Win

    10/08/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    By record-high margin, debate watchers say Romney did better PRINCETON, NJ -- Registered voters' preferences for president are evenly split in the first three days of Gallup tracking since last Wednesday's presidential debate. In the three days prior to the debate, Barack Obama had a five-percentage-point edge among registered voters. Gallup typically reports voter presidential preferences in seven-day rolling averages; the latest such average as of Saturday interviewing shows Obama with an average three-point edge, 49% to 46%, among registered voters. This Sept. 30-Oct. 6 field period includes three days before the Oct. 3 debate, the night of the debate...
  • Social engineering is working in California gas market

    10/08/2012 6:56:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the great priorities of the left is to get Americans out of their cars and onto public transportation. When the masses no longer have access to cars, it clears the streets for the limos of the nomenklatura, just as it did in the old USSR, and still does in North Korea. The best way to accomplish this goal is to push up gasoline prices. Energy Secretary Steven Chu famously hoped that energy prices would double, and President Obama also admitted to wanting energy prices to rise, just not too quickly, lest the frog catch on the water is...
  • Vote for Romney / Ryan. It is important.

    10/08/2012 6:56:32 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    10/8/12 | (vanity)
    Just a polite reminder: This is an extremely tight race. Every single vote will count. Vote for Romney / Ryan.
  • Faux Federalism and the Supreme Court

    10/08/2012 6:54:23 AM PDT · by american_steve · 14 replies
    PRLOG ^ | October 6, 2012 | David B. Rivkin, Jr
    Attorney David Rivkin to deliver Constitution Day address at Penn State
  • Obama’s Plan for Ohio : Making suburban taxpayers prop up failing Democratic cities

    10/08/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Suburbanites of Ohio, listen up. As swing voters in the ultimate swing state, you will have an outsized impact on this election. President Obama has pledged to govern in the interests of middle-class voters like you. With so much resting on your shoulders, that is a promise you should scrutinize with care. What exactly are Obama’s plans for Ohio’s suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohio’s Democrats bail out your state’s struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. It’s a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohio’s suburbs. It...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, October 8, 2012-- empyreal

    10/08/2012 6:53:45 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 52 replies
    10/8/12 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 10/8/12 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". empyreal; adj 1. of or relating to the empyrean : celestial 2 : sublime Synonyms: elysian, celestial, empyrean, ethereal, heavenly, supernal Antonyms: chthonic (also chthonian), hellish, infernal, plutonian, sulfurous, Tartarean Etymology: Late Latin empyrius, empyreus, from Late Greek empyrios, from Greek em- 2en- + pyr fire First Known Use: 15th century Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence...
  • Lost Bet on Unemployment

    10/08/2012 6:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    >On Friday, I lost a bet made in March of 2010 regarding unemployment. I bet that the unemployment rate would not dip below 8% before June 2015. I crunched numbers many ways and simply decided there is no way the economy could possibly grow enough jobs. It didn't and still won't. I posted this chart at the time. At the height of the housing bubble, the economy only added 212,000 jobs a month. I figured we would not come close to that, yet even if we did, that still would not be enough. A miscalculation got into my way, otherwise known...
  • Parsing the Plethora of Polls: Even Axelrod agrees that there are too many suspect polls.

    10/08/2012 6:51:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | John Fund
    The political obituaries for the Republican nominee were rolling in prior to the first big debate. William Saletan of Slate: “He is toast.” Lawrence O’ Donnell of MSNBC: “It’s over.” Eric Alterman of The Nation: “Barring extraterrestrial intervention, the election’s over and [Democrats] won it.” The problem for Democrats is that all those baseless predictions were made in September 2000, when pundits were predicting that George W. Bush was a sure loser. Gallup’s polls in mid-September had Al Gore beating Bush by four to six points. Another poll released in mid-September by Newsweek showed Gore leading Bush by 14 points...
  • Scandal: 'Obama Campaign is Clearly Soliciting Donations From Foreign Nationals'

    10/08/2012 6:50:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 15 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 10/08/2012
    Over the last few days, the internet has been abuzz with the possibility that the Obama campaign was about to be nailed with a major foreign donor scandal, with some even speculating that the President was so distracted by the pending story, that it contributed to his horrible debate performance. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote: President Obama's reelection campaign, rattled by his Wednesday night debate performance, could be in for even worse news. According to knowledgeable sources, a national magazine and a national web site are preparing a blockbuster donor scandal story. The campaign tried desperately to block...
  • Battleground Poll: Romney Up 16 with Independents, Up 13 In Enthusiasm

    10/08/2012 6:49:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/08/2012 | John Nolte
    In 2008, President Barack Obama won the independent vote over John McCain by a margin of eight points, 52-44. This morning, a new Battleground Poll has Mitt Romney massacring Obama among indies by a whopping 16 points, 51-35. That's a 24-point swing among independents since 2008, a group that makes up anywhere from a quarter to a third of voters, and yet Battleground still has Obama in the lead 49-48…? But if I'm skeptical of those bottom-line numbers, our journalist overlords who have chosen to palace guard instead of question will declare me a "truther." The Battleground Poll also shows...
  • BIG NEWS: Republican Josh Mandel Tied Up in Ohio Senate Race

    10/08/2012 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    This is big news…Republican Josh Mandel is now tied up in Ohio with liberal Senator Sherrod Brown according to the latest senate race. Rasmussen reported: The U.S. Senate race in Ohio is now a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters finds incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and his Republican challenger Josh Mandel each earning 46% support. Two percent (2%) like another candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Ohio now shifts back from Safe Democrat to a Toss-up in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. With the...
  • 10 Countries Sitting On Gigantic Piles Of Gold

    10/08/2012 6:47:47 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-8-2012 | Mamta Badkar
    10 Countries Sitting On Gigantic Piles Of Gold Mamta BadkarOct. 8, 2012, 6:44 AMAP Images Gold prices have been supported by central bank gold purchases. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), global central banks bought 157.5 tonnes of gold in the second quarter, up 63 percent quarter-over-quarter and up 137.9 percent year-over-year. In fact, there is a school of thought that suggests euro zone members use gold as collateral for sovereign debt issuance to keep bond yields. We put together a list of the countries with the biggest official gold holdings as reported by the WGC last week. We...
  • The Real Unemployment Rate (What would the rate be if people who want a job entered the workforce?)

    10/08/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 10/08/2012 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    The latest jobs report is out, showing the economy added 114,000 jobs, beating estimates of 113,000. The unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, the Department of Labor reported, due to the addition of 873,000 people who self-identified as employed. That rate was a sharp drop from the 8.1% a month earlier. Those jobs were mostly part-time in nature. Also, the 7.8% jobless rate understates the problem of the underemployed. What would the unemployment rate be if all the people who want a job suddenly re-entered the workforce? Answer: 11.63%. For the math, see below. If the labor force participation rate had...
  • After the election when he has more flexibility (Vanity)

    10/08/2012 6:45:39 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 6 replies
    Since Barry has telegraphed to all of our enemies that he will have more flexibility after the election, it occurred to me that this means win OR lose. If he can't steal the election, what might he do in that two months between election and new president, that he has promised our enemies?
  • Fed Chairman Admits His Economic Model Is Japanese Economic Stagnation

    10/08/2012 6:43:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 October 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in an October 1 speech that his U.S. central bank would copy Japanese economic policy to get the U.S. economy moving, despite the fact that the Japanese economy hasn't seen significant economic growth since the 1980s. In that speech before the Economic Club of Indiana, Bernanke said he would keep suppressing interest rates in the United States over the long-term and purchasing long-term debt instruments, just as Japan has done. Bernanke, referring to suppression of U.S. interest rates in the domestic economy since the “great recession” began, noted: Once at zero, the short-term interest...
  • Battleground Tracking Poll: Dems less enthusiastic

    10/08/2012 6:43:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/8/2012
    ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama has a worsening enthusiasm problem.A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of likely voters shows Obama ahead of Mitt Romney 49 percent to 48 percent nationally, a statistical tie and a percentage point closer than a week ago.The head-to-head numbers have held remarkably steady through the past three weeks, but there’s been a notable shift of intensity from the Democrats to the Republicans since the party conventions over a month ago. Most of the poll’s calls were made before Romney’s strong performance at the first presidential debate in Denver.Only 73 percent who support...
  • Corruption: Exposing Barack Obama’s Illegal Foreign Campaign Money Loophole

    10/08/2012 6:41:37 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 08, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    OFA isn’t run by amateurs and has a highly sophisticated online presence. OFA is known as the “gold standard” in online technology with a Facebook co-founder, veteran YouTube videographer and an award-winning CNN producer keeping everything running smoothly. Not to mention, the campaign obviously sees the benefits in using a CVV code to prevent fraud. After all, OFA uses a CVV security code for merchandise purchases. To purchase a sweatshirt or other item in the OFA store, a CVV code must be entered at check out, but the donation page does not require a credit card security code to be...
  • Social Security: A Green Swindle of Another Type

    10/08/2012 6:39:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Craig Steiner
    Social Security is structurally sound. It's going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill. But the basic structure is sound." So said Obama in his first presidential debate with Mitt Romney before moving on to another topic that he was more interested in discussing.But the reality is that Social Security--the federal government's largest program--is not sound. And the "tweaks" Obama spoke of (from the Reagan-O'Neill years) include raising the retirement age, increasing social security taxes, and delaying cost of living adjustments. And those "tweaks" in 1983 weren't the only changes...
  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking: MON 10/08: R:48% O:48% Obama -11%

    10/08/2012 6:38:40 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/08/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Monday, October 08, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney and President Obama each attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. While there have been modest swings in recent months that have favored one candidate over the other, the overall picture is of a race that is both stable and very close. Over the past 100 days of tracking, Romney and Obama have been within two points of each other 72 times. Additionally, on 89 of those 100 days, the candidates...