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  • Like Father, like Son; Jonathan Soros, Son of Billionaire George Soros

    10/09/2012 4:52:05 PM PDT · by Tango Whiskey Papa · 7 replies
    CQ Roll Call ^ | Sept. 27, 2012 | Eliza Newlin Carney
    Like Father, like Son; Jonathan Soros, Son of Billionaire George Soros, Jonathan Soros is the money-bags behind “The Friends of Democracy super PAC.” Soros, Jr. is spending $2 million to $3 million to oust eight House Republicans...
  • Blasts may have struck prison of torture in Syria

    10/09/2012 4:50:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Ashley Fantz and Salma Abdelaziz, CNN
    ...the thunderous clap of two car bombs exploding outside an Air Force Intelligence compound outside Damascus Monday night... Air Force Intelligence, known as the AFI, is considered the elite, primary agency of Syria's intelligence matrix. There are 17 branches of Syrian intelligence, according to Syrian experts. President Bashar al-Assad relies on AFI to gather information on rebels fighting to oust him. The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights raised the possibility that "hundreds of regime forces" were killed in the attack, but concrete casualty figures were impossible to obtain. Government opponents also said they feared for the lives of "hundreds...
  • CEO emails 7,000 employees: Defeat Obama or else

    10/09/2012 4:50:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    CEO emails 7,000 employees: Defeat Obama or else By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney October 9, 2012: 5:37 PM ET David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts, warned employees that they may lose their jobs if President Obama wins re-election. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Surprise. David Siegel, the resort CEO who is building the biggest private home in the country, really, really doesn't like President Obama. And while Siegel hasn't sent any money to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he has gone a step farther to support him. On Monday he sent an e-mail to all 7,000 employees of privately-held Westgate Resorts, many...
  • Biden Has Not Sat for On-Camera Nationally Televised Interview in 5 Months

    10/09/2012 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard - The Blog ^ | October 9, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden has not sat down for a nationally televised interview in 5 months. The last big TV interview Biden did was on NBC's Meet the Press, when he jumped the gun and came out in favor of gay marriage before President Obama was able to publicly shift his position. Days later, Obama did his own nationally televised interview and expressed his own support for that initiative.... A Republican source explains why Biden is being kept away from the press. "Joe Biden gets used by the Obama Campaign like Bernie from 'Weekend at Bernie's,'" says the Republican source."
  • Rush: Dems are on 'suicide watch'

    10/09/2012 4:47:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Rush: Dems are on 'suicide watch' By: Kevin Cirilli October 9, 2012 04:48 PM EDT Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that Democrats are on “suicide watch” since new polling indicates GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has closed the gap on President Barack Obama. On Monday, a Pew Research Center poll had Romney leading Obama 49 percent to 45 percent among likely voters. And Tuesday, a Gallup survey had Romney leading 49 percent to 47 percent among likely voters. “Pew poll. Democrats. Suicide watch,” the conservative commentator said on his radio program Tuesday, according to a transcript. “Something about this poll, because...
  • Why We Can't Go Back...

    10/09/2012 4:45:24 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies
    The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh. The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth. They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.(Isaiah 24:7-12)I...
  • "Eye Of The Sparrow" — A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 Presidential Debate

    10/09/2012 4:44:09 PM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct. 9, 2012 | BadLipReading
    Enjoy the bad lip reading. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlwilbVYvUg&feature=youtu.be
  • NATO makes plans to back Turkey over Syria spillover

    10/09/2012 4:42:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | Jonathon Burch
    NATO said it had drawn up plans to defend Turkey if necessary should the war in Syria spill over their border again as dozens of people were killed across the Arab nation on Tuesday. Fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces could be heard from this Turkish border town following on from several days of clashes in the past week. One Syrian villager said a rebel push on the town of Azmarin was expected soon. In Damascus, rebel suicide bombers struck at an Air Force Intelligence compound used as an interrogation centre - the latest attack to bring the conflict...
  • It Looks Like Carter All Over Again

    10/09/2012 4:42:26 PM PDT · by Snuph · 12 replies
    pjmedia ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael Ledeen
    Back then, the symbol of a failed president was a big rabbit. Now, it’s a big bird. Machiavelli says that once a leader becomes an object of contempt, he’s doomed. Which is Obama’s current condition. Once you become the butt of jokes the aura of leadership is gone forever. I have real trouble imagining that Obama/Biden can undo this situation. If my political future hinged on the performance of Joe Biden, I’d be in despair. Hell, if my political future hinged on Obama’s performance sans teleprompter, I’d be looking for the foodstamp counter.
  • Debate Built Momentum for Mitt

    10/09/2012 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jenna in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's great to have you. You're first on the EIB Network today. Hello. CALLER: Rush, it is such an honor. I have listened to you back when you were on, I don't know, in '89. My mom had you on, and just along with her raising and my dad's, they put me on the right course before I got through high school and started college. So I wanted to say a message of hope, predictions. I predict if Romney wins -- or even before that, but if Romney wins, I did predict a...
  • Sgt. Micah Turner, Army Deserter On The Run, Could Face Confinement When Apprehended

    10/09/2012 4:38:08 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    US News ^ | October 9, 2012 | By Elizabeth Flock
    Eleven years to the day after U.S. troops first landed in Afghanistan, an American soldier who says he was deployed three times to Afghanistan and once to Iraq tried to give himself up to authorities Sunday after deserting his active-duty unit more than a month ago. Sgt. Micah Turner, 24, is believed to have first revealed himself as a deserter from Afghanistan in the Washington, D.C., area Saturday, before delivering a speech about his so-called "unauthorized absence" the following day at the Veterans for Peace office in New York.
  • State Dept Holds Conference Call on Benghazi Terror Attack – Excludes FOX News

    10/09/2012 4:37:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 9, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama State Department held a conference call with reporters tonight on the Benghazi terror attack. They did not invite FOX News on the call. Bret Baier told viewers on Special Report that FOX is usually included on such calls. During the call, the Obama State Department said there was no protest at the consulate on 9-11 and that terrorists attacked the compound after 8:30 PM. This contradicts directly what the administration was saying after the deadly 9-11 attacks.
  • Report: Obama initially thought he won the debate

    10/09/2012 4:36:37 PM PDT · by Snuph · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I keep telling myself that this is unlikely, that even a guy with a galactic ego who surrounds himself with yes-men, cultists, and a very friendly media couldn’t possibly have thought he won that debate. At best, his inner monologue was Kevin Kline at the end of “A Fish Called Wanda”: “It was a tie.” But then I remember that his grand answer to Romney’s national poll surge was a Big Bird ad, and I don’t know. I just don’t know.
  • Big Bird, Small President (Sesame Workshop assets of $289 million)

    10/09/2012 4:34:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/9/12 | Wall Street Journal
    -snip- According to financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2011, Sesame Workshop and its nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries had total operating revenue of more than $134 million. They receive about $8 million a year in direct government grants and more indirectly via PBS subsidies. Big Bird and friends also receive corporate and foundation support, and donations amount to about a third of revenue. Distribution fees and royalties comprise another third and licensing revenue makes up the rest. At the end of fiscal 2011, Sesame Workshop and its subsidiaries had total assets of $289 million. About $29 million was...
  • Did Gog and Magog “tell” President Bush to go to war in Iraq?

    10/09/2012 4:33:20 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-9-12 | Wordsmith
    On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, I blogged with the following: Vanity Fair contributing editor and former NYTimes reporter Kurt Eichenwald is out promoting a new Bush-Derangement Syndrome book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars You can read an excerpt at Vanity Fair. To be clear, this is an anti-Bush book, putting the worst possible spin upon events described in the book. I loathe spending any money on this; but even partisan books can provide nuggets of useful information when you can cross-reference and wade through the bias filter that any actual facts had been transmuted and...
  • Sixth Grader Gets Third Eye in School Picture

    10/09/2012 4:31:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 9 Oct 12
    When Swedish sixth grader Tilde Nörgaard opened her recently-delivered school class photo album, she was shocked to discover her picture showed with one eye too many. “First everyone was laughing, Tilde too, because we thought it was funny,” Tilde’s sister Anna told The Local. “But then we noticed it made her sad and we realized it was actually quite bad that they never noticed the mistake.” The photo-fixing foul-up was discovered following the distribution two weeks ago of the annual photo album for students at Månesköld school in Lidköping in central Sweden. According to Tilde, there was nothing unusual at...
  • Mitt Romney Surges Into A Lead In The Real Clear Politics Poll Average For The First Time In A

    10/09/2012 4:30:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 9, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Republican nominee Mitt Romney has surged into a lead in the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, the first time he has done so since October 2011. The average, which measures the average of six polls, gives Romney a 0.7-point lead over President Barack Obama, his largest lead to date in the RCP average dating back to February 2011. In the five polls, Romney gets an average of 48.2 percent of the vote, compared with 47.8 percent for Obama. It's Romney's first lead in the RCP average since Oct. 11, 2011 — almost exactly one year ago — when...
  • Liberty Hill: In church, remember that it's Sunday, but Tuesday's coming

    10/09/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT · by rhema · 1 replies
    WORLD ^ | Oct. 5, 2012 | Marvin Olasky
    One WORLD subscriber, Thomas Sandlin, describes himself as “just an old retiree living in the backwater small town of Liberty Hill, Texas.” But any community with Liberty in its name is not a backwater. Liberty is not a backwater concept. It’s the high-water mark for politics in America, where our Liberty Bell exhorts us, in the words of Leviticus 25:10, to “proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof.” Sandlin continued, “My pastor cannot get up and tell the congregation how to vote, but he certainly can point out the duty of Christians to participate in the...
  • Sesame Street on Big Bird Political Ad: Take It Down

    10/09/2012 4:27:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 9, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    The Sesame Workshop apparently is calling on the campaign of President Barack Obama to take down an ad that uses the character “Big Bird” to criticize Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down,” the Sesame Workshop said on its website today. While the statement does not name "Big Bird" or the Obama campaign, the only ad currently running with the Sesame Street character is...
  • China Slowdown Leads To 1,500 Job Losses At US (Cummins) Engine Company — Stock Tanking

    10/09/2012 4:27:11 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-9-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    China Slowdown Leads To 1,500 Job Losses At US Engine Company — Stock Tanking Joe WeisenthalOct. 9, 2012, 5:24 PM This is exactly what you don't want to see. A major industrial company announcing a slowdown due to China and layoffs in the US. The company is Cummins Engine. The stock is off over 6% after hours, and the company is laying off up to 1500. We'll note that this story of declining global growth hitting domestic US manufacturers is a big one that we've been talking about for awhile. This explains why in recent months -- despite the secular...