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  • For Asians, School Tests Are Vital Steppingstones

    10/27/2012 9:24:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/2012 | KYLE SPENCER
    Ting Shi said his first two years in the United States were wretched. He slept in a bunk bed in the same room with his grandparents and a cousin in Chinatown, while his parents lived on East 89th Street, near a laundromat where they endured 12-hour shifts. He saw them only on Sundays. --snip-- Her father and four brothers died of starvation during Cambodia’s civil war. And once here, she said, she watched her mother struggle in a garment factory. “This is the easy part,” Ms. Cheng said.
  • What’s Going On In Ohio? [Nationally Romney Leads By 18 Among Men But Only By 6-9 Points In Ohio?]

    10/27/2012 9:20:39 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    ABCNewsBlog ^ | October 27, 2012 | Amy Walter
    What’s Going On In Ohio? By Amy Walter Oct 26, 2012 Or, why does Obama continue to hold a small lead in that state while national polls have the race a dead heat. The three most recent Ohio polls (CNN, Time, and CBS/Quinnipiac) show President Obama with a lead of 4-5 points. Meanwhile, the latest ABC/Washington Post national tracking poll has the race a dead heat, with Romney at 49 percent and Obama at 48 percent. How is that possible? Three things: Democrats, white voters, and men. 1) The Democratic advantage in the Ohio polls is anywhere from 3-9 points...
  • Puppy seized from family in UK and destroyed

    10/27/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT · by Altariel · 72 replies
    Today marks the birthday of a puppy named "Fudge." The guest of honor would be two years of age today, but her life was ended before she even reached her first birthday. Back on March 22, 2011, Fudge, who was just five months of age, was seized from her family in Liverpool because she was considered to a "dangerous dog" based upon nothing more than her looks. Within one hour of being seized from her family, the beautiful puppy with the silky, soft fur and the captivating eyes, was dead. Even though the young puppy had never hurt anyone or...
  • Obama the Classless

    10/27/2012 9:11:20 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    When Barack Obama called Mitt Romney a bull******* in a Rolling Stone interview recently, it was reminiscent of something involving a man who truly fits that description. What I’m referring to has to do with the 1990s, an intern, and America’s increasingly interned morality. After Bill Clinton said that he didn’t consider Monica Lewinsky’s services to be sex as he “understood it,” many observers pointed out that his lawyering of lasciviousness was influencing the young. “Hey, even the president, a Rhodes Scholar, says it isn’t sex!” It’s what you call trickle-down decadence. And now what Clinton did for intimate relations,...
  • Steven Crowder parodies Lena Dunham’s “Your First Time” Obama ad

    10/27/2012 9:04:20 AM PDT · by CityCenter · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/27/12 | Steven Crowder
    This was just laying in wait to be mocked.
  • What's the Truth about the military vote status?

    10/27/2012 8:56:24 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 5 replies
    10-27-12 | Self
    All, What is the real status of the military vote? I see ballots destroyed in a crash, I hear nothing from Boehner, I hear a few rumblings from Graham and McCain, but the biggest stink raised was from Josh Mandell in Ohio. Does anyone know any facts or the real latest of military voting (I guess I mean overseas)? Why is Boehner silent? Makes me believe he'd be fine with 0bummer winning.
  • Obama explains Russian 'flexibility' comments

    10/27/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    SNIP "The discussion there very much just had to do with the fact that it's hard to negotiate additional treaties when i'm off campaigning and doing all kinds of stuff," Obama said.
  • Biden visit to cheese shop irritates woman (Kenosha: 'I just need some limburger cheese'!)

    10/27/2012 8:53:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    WEAU 13 News ^ | 10/26/12 | AP
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A word of advice to candidates campaigning in Wisconsin: Don't get between voters and their cheese. Vice President Joe Biden seemed to irritate a shopper at the Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha on Friday .. As Biden cheerily greeted customers, a 30-something woman tried to explain what was happening to her young daughter. The woman said -- quote -- "This is a battleground state. They're trying to win it. I just need some limburger cheese."
  • COME ON EVERYBODY!!! NOW!

    10/27/2012 8:50:27 AM PDT · by FryingPan101
    Vanity | October 27, 2012 | FryingPan101
    Come everyone. Just a few bucks to finish off Q4 before the traffic gets too heavy. Let's get this done so we can concentrate on the future. If you feel guilty because you haven't donated before, just jump in. The water is fine and it makes you feel good. Do it.
  • Poll: Obama still ahead in Pa., but Romney up

    10/27/2012 8:48:33 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 20 replies
    President Obama holds a six-point lead over Mitt Romney in a new Inquirer Pennsylvania Poll with just over nine full days of campaigning left for the Republican nominee to make a play for the state. Obama was the choice of 49 percent of likely voters, to 43 percent who backed Romney in the survey conducted for the newspaper by a bipartisan team of pollsters. The new numbers came out as one Republican group made a television ad buy on Friday that might signal a last-minute Romney push in Pennsylvania. The poll's margin represents a net swing of two percentage points...
  • Aussies claim credit for “My First Time” (video at link)

    10/27/2012 8:45:51 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    I noted the other day that Obama’s “My First Time” video appeared to be a rip off of a similar ad for Vladimir Putin. The Aussies, however, are claiming that one of their candidates was the first to have a first time experience.
  • The intriguing Fil-Am vote on Balitang America’s Poll: Who won the debates?

    10/27/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Asian Journal ^ | October 26, 2012 | Gel Santos Relos
    DEBATE season is over and there are only eight days left before the US Presidential Election. As the Filipino Channel’s daily newscast “Balitang America” reports on each debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, we also engage our viewers by asking their opinion about the candidates’ performances in presenting the policies and platform of their respective parties. The first debate was reported to belong to Romney, as indicated by almost all mainstream media polls -- primarily because of Obama’s “lackluster” and “flaccid” performance in this first face-off. Our ISYU NGAYON daily online poll of “Balitang America” also showed...
  • Obama campaign strives to revive black voter enthusiasm of 2008

    10/27/2012 8:38:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
    RICHMOND, Va. — Four years ago, there were doubts, then hope, then worry, work and elation. Today, as African American voters look at electing the first black president to a second term, there is support tinged with disappointment and defensiveness. There are worries about President Obama's support for gay marriage, worries about the economy and worries about life under a Mitt Romney administration. There are fewer thoughts about making historic strides and quieter worries about history slipping away.
  • Sheriff Joe Captures Armed Human Smugglers Heading for Eastern States

    10/27/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-27-2012 | John Hill
    Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be facing an onslaught of negative ads and out-of-state activists funded by leftist billionaire George Soros bent on his defeat, but it isn't stopping him from doing his job. Sheriff Joe's deputies captured 11 illegal aliens and three U.S. citizens smuggling them into the country during a traffic stop - the kind that the Obama Administration and ACLU want to stop him from performing so illegals can go free. Two of the three smugglers were armed with semi-automatic weapons and have extensive criminal records, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said. This brings Joe's...
  • Delphi video: General Motors ‘may be alive,’ but Obama’s promise of ‘hope is dying in Ohio’

    10/27/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT · by Snuph · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    video at link... President Barack Obama’s promise of “hope” in America is “dying in Ohio” because of the Delphi pensions scandal, claims a new video from the conservative website Revealing Politics. A few of the more than 20,000 nonunion Delphi salaried retirees who lost their pensions, health insurance and other benefits because of the Obama administration’s actions during the 2009 auto industry bailout are featured in the video. Their union colleagues saw their full pensions and benefits restored. “The president was concerned about the unions and he discounted the salaried workforce,” one retiree who lost her benefits said. The video...
  • Obama's Two Step Reproductive Health Plan (vanity)

    10/27/2012 8:23:25 AM PDT · by null and void · 4 replies
    FreeRepublic | 10/27/12 | nully
    In a nutshell here's Obama's reproductive health plan: STEP 1: Force the taxpayers to pay for contraception and abortion services for all recipients of government aid. STEP 2: Force all government aid recipients to use contraception and abortion services.
  • Presidential Polls 2012: Romney Ahead Nationwide, Has a Real Shot at Victory

    10/27/2012 8:23:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | October 27, 2012 | Jake Horowitz, co-founder
    With just 10 days to go until election day 2012 finally arrives, President Obama and Mitt Romney are in the final sprint, and the latest presidential polls reveal the race is a dead-heat. According to Gallup's daily tracking polls, Romney leads 50 to 47. According to Washington Post/ABC, Romney leads 50 to 47, including a national lead of 9 points on who would better handle the economy (52 to 43). President Obama has long been considered the favorite to win election 2012, but these starting numbers beg the question: Could Romney actually win this thing? In short, the answer is...
  • Providing Cover for a feckless Barack Obama

    10/27/2012 8:21:14 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | October 27th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Now the finger pointing begins over who is going to take the blame for the Administration’s inaction after the murder of four American’s in Benghazi. The six plus hour attack was being monitored by a UAV gathering intelligence and streaming it back home via live video stream. The line that the military couldn’t be dispatched because of the lack of intelligence is no excuse. If not, what was the drone doing? Flying airshow maneuvers? Leaked State Department emails exposed the fact that they knew when the attack began, how many attackers and by who. In a sporting analogy, somebody dropped...
  • Vandal Keys ‘Obama’ Into 2 Cars In Alta Loma

    10/27/2012 8:20:06 AM PDT · by granite · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | October 27, 2012 7:07 AM | CBS
    ALTA LOMA (CBS) — A case of campaign vandalism is under investigation Friday in Alta Loma. Someone keyed the word “Obama” into two cars and slashed seats in another outside a residence that had Mitt Romney campaign signs. CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Rob Schmitt spoke to Ken Slown, owner of one of the keyed vehicles. Slown actually supports President Obama! He explained to Schmitt that he and his wife — both currently unemployed — are staying with her parents and it’s her parents who support Romney. “I don’t know if they were trying to get a point across, to vote...
  • 1.47% : average popular vote difference in last three electoral inversions [vanity]

    10/27/2012 8:19:31 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 8 replies
    me | Oct. 27, 2012 | me
    1.47% is the average popular vote difference between presidential candidates in the last three electoral inversions (electoral vote winner is not popular vote winner.) There have been four electoral inversions in US history: 2000, 1888, 1876 and 1824. This calculation excludes 1824 because (1) four candidates won electoral votes, (2) the winner was decided by the House of Representatives because no candidate won a majority of the electoral votes, and (3) some states did not conduct popular votes. Summary: 2000: Gore: 48.4%. Bush: 47.9%. Diff.: 0.5%. 1888: Cleveland: 48.6%. Harrison: 47.8%. Diff.: 0.8%. 1876: Tilden: 51.0%. Hayes: 47.9%. Diff.: 3.1%....