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    10/10/2012 10:21:07 PM PDT · by longfellow · 8 replies
    ME | 10/10/2012 | Longfellow
    This is a fight people. It is worse than we think. Andrew Breitbart was on the money. Today I made Lib cry. Fair fight and I used his own newspaper against him. There was this unbiased photo of Romney and a little girl. You have all seen it by now. All I said was in my best Romney impersonation, " And if you look between my butt cheeks little girl you can see my opponent." To fight one of these Ozombies is not easy. You cannot out think a liberal. Liberals don't think. Therefore how do you out think them?...
  • Scarborough: Obama's Rocky Mountain horror show

    10/10/2012 10:19:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 9, 2012 | Former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL)
    You have to want it. And you have to work for it. Those have been twin truths in American politics since Andrew Jackson took presidential politics to the people in the 19th century. Barack Obama, however, lost that memo last week in Denver — a single evening, yes, but one that raises a fascinating and timely question: Is the 44th president no more than a mediocre political talent who’s had one of the greatest runs of luck in history? And did that luck begin to run out in Denver last Wednesday during the homestretch of his final campaign? A week...
  • EU financial transactions tax gets enough support to take off

    10/10/2012 10:17:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 09.10.12 @ 15:54 (October 9) | Honor Mahony
    A threshold-breaking eleven member states have agreed to push ahead with a financial transactions tax, but the political breakthrough is tempered by a number of unanswered questions. "Today we have received a clear and very welcome signal that there will be enough member states on board for an EU Financial Transactions Tax," EU tax commissioner Algirdas Semeta said Tuesday (9 October). He promised to come forward with a decision in November, but noted that at least nine countries have to formally make a request in order to trigger a legislative process for a splinter group of member states. So far,...
  • All Cultures Are Equal

    10/10/2012 10:14:02 PM PDT · by Psycho_Bunny · 4 replies
    Various | Various
    Taliban gunmen shoot 14-year-old girl activistMINGORA, Pakistan — Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was admired across a battle-scarred region of Pakistan for exposing the Taliban's atrocities and advocating for girls' education in the face of religious extremists. On Tuesday, the Taliban nearly killed her to quiet her message.A gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in the volatile northern Swat Valley and shot Malala in the head and neck. Another girl on the bus was also wounded.....Malala began writing a blog when she was just 11 under the pseudonym Gul Makai for the BBC about life under the...
  • Rove: The Dividends of Romney's Debate Victory

    10/10/2012 10:06:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 11, 2012 | Karl Rove, former Dep. WH Chief of Staff
    How big an impact did Mitt Romney's performance in last week's debate have? Huge. Mr. Romney not only won the night, he changed the arc of the election—and perhaps its outcome. Surveys have him leading the RealClearPolitics average of polls for the first time since securing the GOP nomination in mid-April. Prior to Oct. 3, Mr. Romney trailed President Barack Obama by an average of 3.1 points in national polls tallied by RealClearPolitics. Since the debate, Mr. Romney now leads Mr. Obama in the RCP average by a point, 48.2% to 47.2%, and the bounce is likely to grow. By...
  • Germany demands more power on banking

    10/10/2012 10:06:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Financial Times ^ | October 9, 2012 6:25 pm | Alex Barker and Peter Spiegel in Luxembourg and Miles Johnson in Madrid
    Germany is demanding greater power on the board of the eurozone’s new bank supervisor, a politically charged request that further complicates Europe’s fractious talks on a banking union. Berlin’s proposal for voting weights to match the bigger size of its banking sector gives voice to longstanding German concerns about being outgunned under the European Central Bank’s one-country one-vote governance system. But the idea—raised privately in talks with European officials—touches on some of the founding principles of the single currency and is likely to rile smaller eurozone countries fearful of Germany’s growing willingness to flex its muscles. …
  • Surprise Military Family Welcome Home at South Carolina Football Game

    10/10/2012 9:59:54 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6 October 12 | Unknown
    The Faile family from Kershaw, South Carolina, was the Columbia Metropolitan Airport Military Family of the Game, set to be recognized on the field. Their first surprise was a message to them from their dad/husband, Sergeant First Class Scott Faile, playing on the video board, followed by an even bigger surprise.
  • NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Gains In Key Swing States [OH: 2/3 Early Voting for Obama?}

    10/10/2012 9:59:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 10, 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Romney Gains In Key Swing States By Domenico Montanaro A week after President Barack Obama’s lackluster debate performance, Republican challenger Mitt Romney has made some gains in three key swing states among those most likely to vote, according to the latest round of NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. Romney and Obama remain in a virtual tie in Virginia and Florida, and the Democratic incumbent maintains a slight advantage in Ohio. Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last week’s poll, released the day...
  • Lamb to the slaughter

    10/10/2012 9:56:15 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:59 PM | Josh Rogin
    In an often heated congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers and witnesses alike pointed to State Department official Charlene Lamb as the person most directly responsible for rejecting multiple requests for increased security at the U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya prior to the Sept. 11 attack. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) excoriated the State Department for rejecting requests from the U.S. Embassy in Libya for an extension of temporary security forces that were withdrawn in the months prior to the attack that killed Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In a dramatic moment at the hearing, Issa released unclassified...
  • Old Smirkin' Joe

    10/10/2012 9:45:01 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 35 replies ^ | By Paul Kengor
    Paul Ryan readies for the Biden Treatment I'd like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 31 years ago, and may be relevant to Biden's Thursday evening debate with Paul Ryan. It involved Biden's international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden. I'm confident Biden may aim to repeat the performance with Paul Ryan in the vice-presidential debate, looking to "Quayle" the youthful Wisconsin congressman in a way worse than Lloyd Bentsen might have done...
  • Court upholds SC voter ID law

    10/10/2012 9:39:02 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 7 replies
    The State ^ | 10/10/12
    South Carolina’s voter ID law does not violate the federal Voting Rights Act, a federal court in Washington, D.C., has ruled. However, the law -- which requires voters to present a state-approved ID with their picture at the polls before casting a ballot -- will not take effect until 2013, meaning it will not affect S.C. voters during the November presidential election. The U.S. Justice Department had blocked implementation of the new law, passed in 2011. Civil rights groups also had challenged the law, saying it unfairly discriminated against minority voters, who were less likely to have access to the...
  • Mother of Fallen SEAL: White House Leaks Threaten Lives

    10/10/2012 9:36:58 PM PDT · by PMAS · 3 replies
    Veterans For A Strong America ^ | Veterans For A Strong America
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  • Giuliani can run: NYC charter

    10/10/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 22 replies
    There are (unconfirmed) whispers that Rudy Giuliani wants to run for public office again. Swirling around martinis faster than the olive is an unconfirmed — also, so far undenied — rumor. Maybe just maybe just only possibly conceivably could be who-the-hell knows for sure but Giuliani might fleetingly far-flungedly casually lightheartedly consider peut être think of diving back into City Hall’s waters. 1. NYC loved him. 2. He loves NYC. 3. He’s itchy to do something. 4. The field’s wide-open, and nobody’s focusing until Republicans play “Pin the Tail on Obama.” 5. Pay attention, kiddies, mother now informs you, our...
  • North Korea Declares Machine a National Hero (Lathe No. 26)

    10/10/2012 9:22:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Tech News Daily ^ | 09 October 2012
    Machine tool gets hero treatment in N. Korea A lathe was awarded one of North Korea's highest civilian honors for operating at full capacity over half a century. By TechNewsDaily Who says that a country's heroes have to be human? North Korea has bucked the trend by recently awarding a lowly machine tool with some of the highest honors and titles it can bestow. The authoritarian Communist country's official news service announced that "Lathe No. 26" had received the title "labor hero of the DPRK" (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and the "First Class of the Order of National Flag."...
  • MILLER: Targeting Paul Ryan The GOP’s Second Amendment advocate stands up to the gun grabbers

    10/10/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Paul Ryan faces Joe Biden in a vice presidential debate Thursday where guns could become one of the many hot topics discussed. The Wisconsin Republican congressman has recently become a lightning rod for attacks from gun grabbers who think the issue is their ticket to thwarting the Romney campaign’s growing momentum in the polls. Consider the local ABC affiliate in Michigan that ambushed Mr. Ryan on Monday. Reporter Terry Camp used his one-on-one time with the GOP vice presidential candidate to ask — twice — whether the country has a gun problem. Mr. Ryan replied that the nation has a...

    10/10/2012 9:19:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/10/2012 | George Will
    “The president shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate.” –The Constitution, Article II, Section 2 “‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’” –Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass” WASHINGTON — When on Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama swore to defend the Constitution, he did not mean all of it. He evidently believes that the provision quoted above merely expresses the Framers’ now anachronistic anxieties about abuses of executive power. (Jefferson’s...
  • Who Is Thomas Peterffy, and Why Is He Warning Us About Socialism?

    10/10/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT · by PMAS · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 10, 2012 | Tim Sprinkle
    Candidates, parties, super PACs ... now even private citizens are promoting their own agendas in political advertisements. Billionaire Thomas Peterffy is perhaps best known as the founder of electronic stock trading firm Interactive Brokers, but the Hungarian-born American entrepreneur also grew up in the shadow of socialism and is not excited about what he sees happening here in the U.S. On Wednesday he began airing his own, privately financed one-minute ad addressing his concerns about the U.S. election and urging viewers to vote Republican. "I grew up in a socialist country and I have seen what that does to people," Peterffy, who is...
  • N. Korea: Top NK military official appears to be demoted(vice marshall --> 4-star)

    10/10/2012 9:17:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 10-11-2012
    10-11-2012 11:18 Top NK military official appears to be demoted A top North Korean military official appeared in public wearing the insignia of the four-star rank, spurring speculation that he might have been demoted from the vice marshal rank awarded to him only a few months ago. The North's main Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Wednesday carried a front-page photo showing Hyon Yong-chol, chief of the North Korean military's general staff, wearing a uniform bearing four stars on the epaulets while saluting next to leader Kim Jong-un. They were on a visit to Pyongyang's Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum...
  • Romney Lead Over Obama Widens To 5 Points: IBD/TIPP

    10/10/2012 9:17:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Posted 03:07 PM ET Oct 10, 2012 | IBD STAFF,
     View Enlarged ImageView the IBD/TIPP daily tracking pollMitt Romney widened his lead to 5 points over Barack Obama in the latest IBD/TIPP tracking poll as the full effect of the challenger's win in last week's debate became clearer.The latest release of the poll results shows Romney at 48.7%, Obama at 43.7% and 6.1% unsure. Romney's lead was 2 in the prior day's reading.The tracking poll is a trailing average calculated daily. The latest reading is based on data collected from Oct. 4, the day after the first presidential debate, through Oct. 9. The prior day's 2-point spread included polling done before last...
  • Fortune Magazine Fails to Retract False Story on “Fast and Furious” Whistleblower

    10/10/2012 9:08:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 October, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( A key figure in the “Fast and Furious” scandal is now fighting to clear his name against a discredited media attack. Special Agent John Dodson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was one of the whistleblowers who came forward to tell the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the operation, which helped funnel thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels. His testimony provided vital information that has helped shine a light on this scandal. In spite of the mountain of evidence that firearms were allowed to be trafficked to criminals without any effort...