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  • Black Panthers: King Samir Says Whites Use Black Babies As ‘Alligator Bait,’ Laments FOX

    09/29/2010 8:46:31 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 46 replies
    Well, it looks like the New Black Panther Party is finally back in the news once again. A couple of months ago, as many of you will remember, Attorney General Eric Holder dropped the voter intimidation case against the Philadelphia chapter after they were caught on video carrying batons at a polling station in ’08, which led to a firestorm of videos being released against the group. Now, a new video has surfaced showing King Samir saying that whites use black babies as ‘alligator bait’, while lambasting Fox News for the coverage after it was found the case was dropped....
  • Christine O'Donnell criticized by former aides

    09/17/2010 8:52:26 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 183 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/17/10 | DAVID CATANESE
    By pulling off arguably the biggest upset of the primary election season Tuesday, Christine O'Donnell shocked the Republican establishment and political pundits who didn’t think her campaign for the Delaware GOP Senate nomination had a chance. But none were more surprised then the staffers who worked for O’Donnell in 2008, when she made the second of two prior unsuccessful bids for the Senate. Continue Reading Text Size * - * + * reset Listen to this article. Powered by Odiogo.com Listen VIDEO: O'Donnell on media Latest on POLITICO * Dean: 'I actually approve' of tea party * Pelosi keeps losing...
  • Was the 2008 Panic Preventable? (What if the Government had saved Lehman?)

    09/13/2010 6:43:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Wahsington Post ^ | 09/14/2010 | Robert Samuelson
    It's been two years since Lehman Brothers failed (Sept. 15, 2008), and we still can't conclusively answer this question: What if the government had saved Lehman? Its bankruptcy was pivotal. Until then, deteriorating housing and mortgage markets had triggered what seemed a serious -- but not unprecedented -- recession. Once Lehman failed, the economy went into a frenzied free fall. It's hard not to wonder whether some of the ensuing turmoil could have been avoided. Consider what happened after Lehman: -- Credit tightened. Banks wouldn't lend to each other, except at exorbitant interest rates. Rates on high-quality corporate bonds went...
  • Meghan McCain admits to Romney 'obsession' in 2008 campaign memoir

    08/31/2010 12:24:56 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 56 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 08/31/2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    WASHINGTON -- On the day her father won the New Hampshire primary in 2008, Meghan McCain feared she would be arrested for removing Mitt Romney campaign signs from a Nashua street corner. "Stealing campaign signs is technically illegal, but I never thought anyone would enforce this. Nor did I expect we'd get caught," McCain confesses in her memoir, "Dirty Sexy Politics," which is released today. McCain writes that she "had gotten pretty sick" of seeing Romney's signs, particularly a cluster she and friends suspected had been strategically placed outside the McCain campaign's hotel. After stashing several of them in a...
  • Texas Man Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

    06/03/2010 4:32:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 251+ views
    FBI Houston ^ | June 3, 2010
    HOUSTON—A federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas returned an indictment today charging Barry Walter Bujol, Jr., with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno and FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge Richard C. Powers announced today. “Protecting the American public from the threat of terrorism, both international and home-grown, is the highest priority of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas,” said U.S. Attorney Moreno. “Proactive investigative efforts and cooperation between the...
  • Palin’s conservative fans need to reassess her “victories”

    08/26/2010 8:12:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 313 replies
    Seeing Red AZ ^ | 2010-08-26
    The Hill runs a report crediting Sarah Palin for her many Republic primary victories. Before conservatives take too much pleasure in such news, read how she is credited with helping sweep John McCain to victory. Palin traveled to Arizona and made numerous campaign appearances with McCain, bringing him the Tea Party creds he so desperately needed to undercut the fact that he is a nearly three-decades-long, left-leaning Washington insider. That Palin chose to conveniently back McCain over conservative former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth is a truth that should not soon be forgotten. Her help, McCain’s falsely running to the right,...
  • Where's the Michelle Obama Who Said This?

    08/26/2010 6:59:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 26, 2010 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Earlier this year, Michelle Obama announced she wanted to take on childhood obesity. There’s rarely been a more non-controversial topic touted in Washington, D.C. It’s like grade inflation for poll numbers.  So she rolled out this nationwide initiative, Let’s Move, earlier in 2010.   She said she learned when she and Barack were working that her children’s nutrition was suffering from not being able to cook meals for them. She said she started making changes and wanted to bring those lessons to the White House. Apparently, they were all lessons she forgot when trying to win over Iowa voters on the...
  • 'Pentagon's computer network was breached by foreign power' (most serious breach ever)

    08/25/2010 8:55:41 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/26/2010
    A foreign spy agency pulled off the most serious breach of Pentagon computer networks ever by inserting a flash drive into a U.S. military laptop, a top defense official said Wednesday.
  • What part of "My Muslim Faith" doesn't the MSM understand? (Vanity)

    08/19/2010 9:58:31 AM PDT · by library user · 28 replies
    Self/ABCNews/YouTube ^ | August 19, 2010 | Self
    I hate vanities as much as the next person (seriesly), but FNC has been playing this headline all morning:POLL: MORE AMERICANS WRONGLY BELIEVE OBAMA MUSLIMThere is one word which does not belong in the above headline. Any guesses?For those who don't know, here's a flashback to 0's interview with George Stephanopoulis BEFORE the 2008 election.Obama slips up: "My Muslim Faith" Why is this video not played more ... on FNC or anywhere? If it was FNC wouldn't be using the word "wrongly" in the above headline.Honestly, how many of us who aren't Muslim accidentally say "My Muslim Faith..."
  • 2008 Barack Obama Convention Speech Transcript(Hope and Change Flashback)

    07/26/2010 8:58:28 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies · 1+ views
    zimbio ^ | August 28,2008 | Barack Obama
    (HOPE AND CHANGE HIGHLIGHTS) Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit card bills you can't afford to pay and tuition that is beyond your reach. These challenges are not all of government's making. But the failure to respond is a direct result of a broken politics in Washington and the failed presidency of George W. Bush. America, we are better than these last eight years. We are...
  • The Fix Was In (a newspaper admits MSM complicity in '08 election)

    07/25/2010 9:55:18 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 24 replies · 3+ views
    NYPost.com ^ | July 25, 2010 | JONATHAN STRONG
    "JournoList e-mails reveal how the liberal media shaped the 2008 election" At the link is the first MSM article I have seen that makes the case for part of the role that the MSM played in the '08 Election.
  • Journolist’s anti-Palin crusade of 2008

    07/23/2010 7:10:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/23/10 | Jedediah Bila
    As The Daily Caller’s coverage of the now-defunct liberal listserv Journolist’s 2008 Obamamania campaign grew more intriguing each day this week, a slew of emails hit my inbox asking variations of this: “So, when do you think the P-bomb’s going to drop?” Of course, they were referring to the fact that there was no way in heck Sarah Palin could’ve steered clear of scathing remarks. I responded with, “My guess is it’s on its way.” And whad’ya know? Yesterday’s headline read: “Liberal journalists swapped their best lines of attack for coordinated ‘non-official campaign’ against Palin selection.”
  • President’s ally: Expectations were set too high after Obama's 2008 election (McCaskill RAT-MO)

    07/19/2010 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/16/10 | J. Taylor Rushing
    President’s ally: Expectations were set too high after Obama's 2008 electionBy J. Taylor Rushing - 07/16/10 06:00 AM ET President Obama is suffering from expectations set too high by the historic presidential election of 2008, one of his closest allies in the Senate said Thursday. In an interview with The Hill, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) blamed unrealistic expectations for Obama’s dismal poll numbers, which have Democrats worried about a defeat at the polls in November’s midterm elections. “The bar for change was set inordinately high by the tone of the presidential campaign,” said McCaskill, an early supporter of Obama’s who...
  • Judges won't extradite Kosovo terror suspect to US

    07/16/2010 2:10:40 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    PRISTINA, Kosovo — A panel of international judges on Friday decided not to extradite a Kosovo terror suspect to the United States on legal grounds and then set him free, a European Union official said. Nicholas Hawton said the U.S. request to extradite 29-year-old ethnic Albanian Bajram Asllani did not demonstrate "well-grounded suspicions" that he plotted terrorist attacks. The panel also ruled Friday there was no valid extradition treaty between the two countries. The extradition request was made on the basis of a 1901 treaty between the US and the former Kingdom of Serbia. In 2008, Kosovo declared independence from...
  • Evidence - Obama Stole Election Against Hillary Voter Intimidation And Fraud

    07/11/2010 7:48:35 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 11, 2010 | TheFoundingpatriots
    Chicago thuggery…
  • How Obama Used an Army of Thugs to Steal the 2008 Election

    07/08/2010 6:17:07 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/8/2010 | Fred Dardick
    Think those billy club armed New Black Panther thugs in Philadelphia were the first time Obama used Stalinist tactics to intimidate voters and disenfranchise the American people? Think again. In testimony this week before Congress, former Justice Department Official J. Christian Adams revealed that not only were similar claims “pervasive”, but Obama activists committed the “same” crimes during the 2008 Democratic primary to help then Sen. Obama defeat Democratic heir apparent Hillary Clinton. Obama gamed the system in 2008 by not only allowing an army of young men station themselves outside polling locations in African American communities to prevent elderly...
  • Democrats hope Obama 2008 model will help stem midterm losses

    07/05/2010 2:09:55 PM PDT · by edpc · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5 July 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    To become the nation's first black president, Barack Obama not only won heavy percentages of the black and Hispanic vote but also managed to trim the Democratic Party's traditional deficit among white voters. Four years after Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) lost the white vote by 17 percentage points, Obama lost it by 12, according to exit polls. While the 2008 gains were generally attributed to Obama's strength with young voters -- he won by 10 points among whites 18 to 29 years old -- he managed to improve on Kerry's showing with white voters across every age demographic.
  • AP Sources: NYC terror probe nabs 4th in Pakistan

    04/12/2010 9:23:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies · 298+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 4/12/10 | DEVLIN BARRETT and TOM HAYS
    A fourth suspect in a disrupted plot to bomb New York City subways has been arrested in Pakistan, law enforcement officials said Monday. The principal suspect in the case, Najibullah Zazi, has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with investigators, key developments that prosecutors hope will help them trace the plot back to its roots in Pakistan, where Zazi and former friends from high school allegedly traveled in 2008 to seek terror training.
  • It Takes A Pillage

    07/01/2010 5:25:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 1, 2010 | Investment Business Daily staff
    Retirement: Argentina nationalized private pension funds in 2008 under the guise of shielding them from the economic meltdown. But the funds have been used by lawmakers. That couldn't happen here, could it? Socialist President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the state was protecting private retirement from "policies of plunder." By moving tens of billions from the private sector and placing it in the public fisc, she claimed to be providing "an example" for others to follow as the global financial crisis heated up. The Argentine Congress, making a promise it didn't intend to keep, said it would make sure the...
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Caption Sarah Palin with now-convicted felon, Ponzi fraudster, and McCain sycophant Scott Rothstein!

    06/18/2010 4:14:04 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 236 replies · 3,456+ views
    2010-06-18 | rabscuttle385
  • Congratulations to 5th dist. Republican nominee Robert Hurt

    06/09/2010 7:58:22 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies · 20+ views
    Senator Robert Hurt won the July 8 Republican Primary in the 5th Congressional district of Virginia. He will need our help to beat liberal Democrat Tom Perriello. Despite Perriello being wrong on the issues, the Democrats are giving him big money to try to keep Nancy Pelosi as head of the US Congress. I encourage you to visit Senator Hurt's website, sign up for his email alerts and donate money! http://www.roberthurtforcongress.com/ RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement: "I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Senator Robert Hurt for winning the Republican nomination in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District....
  • VIDEO: Blumenthal Touts Vietnam Service In 2008

    05/17/2010 7:38:16 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 10 replies · 670+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 17, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    In this March 2, 2008 video, current Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal (D) touts his service in the Vietnam war. However, the New York Times reports: At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life. "We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam," Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. "And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it, Afghanistan or Iraq -- we...
  • Cap Fendig's presidential campaign presses on

    11/25/2007 12:20:44 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 1 replies · 762+ views
    The Brunswick News ^ | November 5, 2007 | Brandee A. Thomas
    Shunned at home, Fendig presses on Cap Fendig has been busy on the presidential campaign trail since announcing his lofty intention in September. The Glynn County Commissioner has spoken to groups and attended events in Georgia, Florida and Iowa. Getting out and talking to groups of people is a must for an unknown underdog with limited funds, who is trying to play on the same field as such Republican stalwarts as Rudy Giuliani and John McCain. "Ours is a grassroots campaign," Fendig said. "(Our) Web site is the main draw. People will e-mail me and ask what they can do...
  • Teen Birth Rates Fall in 2008 After Two Year Increase, Abstinence Credited

    04/06/2010 10:54:14 AM PDT · by julieee · 6 replies · 288+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Teen Birth Rates Fall in 2008 After Two Year Increase, Abstinence Credited Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Teen birth rates fell in 2008 after increasing during the two years prior, the Centers for Disease Control said today, and backers of abstinence education credit their programs as making an impact. The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reported today that the full birth rate fell two percent in 2008. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat6225.html
  • Brother-in-law of Democratic fundraiser charged ( Hillay and Obama mentioned )

    09/26/2009 8:17:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,599+ views
    AP ^ | : Sep 25, 2009
    A Colorado man faces charges that he helped a wealthy Democratic fundraiser cheat banks out of hundreds of millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors said Friday that Shahin Kashanchi, of Telluride, provided fake documents that let his brother-in-law Hassan Nemazee defraud three banks of more than $290 million. Nemazee was the national finance chairman for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. He later raised money for Barack Obama.
  • Obama, Clinton Money Man Guilty Of Major Fraud Scheme

    03/22/2010 4:26:27 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 39 replies · 1,028+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 03/19/2010
    The shady Iranian fundraiser who for years donated lucrative sums to top Democrats—including the president, vice president and secretary of state—has pleaded guilty to a major bank-fraud scheme that could land him in jail for nearly two decades.Disgraced Democratic money man Hassan Nemazee admitted this week that he defrauded three financial institutions out of nearly $300 million in loan proceeds by falsifying documents and signatures to show he had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of collateral. The Ivy League-educated crook then used the proceeds to donate big bucks to the campaigns of federal, state and local candidates. Among them...
  • I Voted for John McCain But I'm Glad He Lost

    03/01/2010 11:00:52 PM PST · by freespirited · 69 replies · 1,498+ views
    Examiner ^ | 02/28/10 | Diana West
    My brother and I have a running conversation about whether it is a good thing that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., didn't become president. We both voted for him, but I decided early on, as much as I oppose every Marx-tinged thing President Obama stands for, I was glad Obama had won and McCain had lost. At least, I was glad McCain had lost. That's because only out of ashes may the phoenix be reborn. The liberal-lite frustrations of a McCain administration would have smoldered on the Right but lit few fires, dampening the possibility of real post-Bush regeneration. From Bush's...
  • McCain: Obama did 'excellent job' of leveraging technology on campaign trail (MEGABARF ALERT)

    03/01/2010 6:47:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 830+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-01 | J. Taylor Rushing
    President Barack Obama's savvy use of technology during the 2008 campaign helped pave the way to the White House, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) acknowledged during an interview with The Hill. When asked what Obama did right on the campaign trail that he wished he had done, McCain said, "I think President Obama did many things right. I think one was that he's an incredibly articulate speaker, and motivational, and I think that was extremely helpful to him, not only in the general election but in his primary."
  • I Told You So (Lynn Forester de Rothschild on Obama)

    03/01/2010 4:11:40 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 10 replies · 1,260+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/01/10 | Lynn Forester de Rothschild
    Obama’s shortcomings were eminently foreseeable, says one of McCain's most prominent Democratic backers. Lynn Forester de Rothschild on how the president's fake bipartisanship could never hide his true leftist agenda. The failures of the Obama presidency were clearly telegraphed by the Obama candidacy. I hate to say it, but I told you so. Back in September 2008, as a lifelong Democratic Party loyalist and activist, I backed John McCain; I told The New York Times, “I love my country more than my party.” Supporting a Republican was the last thing I expected to be doing in the fall of 2008....
  • McCain sees irony in Paulson reforms (McCain attacks Paulson, Bush) ("We were all misled")

    03/01/2010 5:02:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 615+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-03-01 | Patrick O'Connor
    As the Republican presidential candidate in the fall of 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain had more power than anyone to upend the Wall Street rescue package. But McCain now feels duped by former Republican Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. “We were all misled,” McCain said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” speaking of Paulson. “What did he do? He started pumping money into the financial institutions. Now the financial institutions are fine — Wall Street’s doing great. Main Street is in deep trouble.” Paulson and other former Bush administration officials told Congress at the time that the $700 billion lawmakers approved...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: A closer look at McCain's remarks on financial bailout (McCain blames Bush)

    02/24/2010 9:37:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 417+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-24
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • McCain: I was misled on bailout

    02/22/2010 7:25:11 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 220 replies · 6,450+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-02-22 | Dan Nowicki
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • Blast From The Past : 69% of GOP Voters Say Palin Helped McCain

    02/16/2010 10:16:22 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 28 replies · 424+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | Friday, November 07, 2008 | Rasmussen
    Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCainÂ’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability. Only 20% of GOP voters say Palin hurt the partyÂ’s ticket, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Six percent (6%) say she had no impact, and five percent (5%) are undecided. Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin, including 65% who say their view is Very Favorable. Only eight percent (8%) have an unfavorable view of her, including three percent (3%)...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Brandon Darby foiled terror attack against 2008 Republican Convention win recognition

    01/16/2010 4:44:59 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | Matthew Vadum
    You’ve probably never heard of Brandon Darby. The former community organizer who saved American lives by undermining a left-wing terrorist plot at the 2008 Republican convention used to be a proud member of the radical left. He called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. He hated cops. He consorted with eco-terrorist tree-spikers, radical feminists and black nationalists. He was approached to rob an armored car and asked to commit arson to fight gentrification. He mouthed politically correct slogans about the Bush administration. Government didn’t care about people, and he thought the botched response to Katrina proved it. When he...
  • Palin was 'set up to fail' [Video]

    01/13/2010 8:10:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,511+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2010
    In a roundtable discussion with the Post's Anne Kornblut, author of 'Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and what it will take for a woman to win, former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers and syndicated newspaper columnist Kathleen Parker discuss their reactions to the selection of Alaska governor Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee...
  • Accused airline attacker attended Houston class

    12/30/2009 3:31:53 PM PST · by Dubya · 16 replies · 880+ views
    AP ^ | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON — The man accused of trying to bring down a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner on Christmas Day spent two weeks in Houston last year attending a seminar conducted by a Web-based Islamic education center.
  • CA: State lost 47,000 employers in 2008

    12/16/2009 5:49:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,125+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/16/09 | Jan Norman
    One of every six U.S. employers that closed permanently in 2008 was in California, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration using bankruptcy court data. However, one in nine employers that opened in 2008 was in California. The net result was almost 47,000 fewer companies with employees in California by the end of 2008. The data are part of the Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010. The state had 45.1% more business “deaths” than “births,” one of the steepest changes. Note that many of the closures were started in other years. In California’s case many of those...
  • FLASHBACK : FOX News Poll: Sarah � Just Plain Popular

    12/08/2009 2:21:23 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 4 replies · 602+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, September 10, 2008 | Ernie Paicopolos
    John McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is sitting very well with a lot of American voters, according to the latest FOX News poll. The new survey also shows that—among all four candidates running—Palin (at 33 percent) is seen as most likely to understand “the problems of everyday life”—barely outpacing Barack Obama (32 percent), and finishing significantly ahead of both McCain (17 percent) and Joe Biden (10 percent). Among independent voters, Palin’s lead over Obama on this score widens to 13 points (35 percent to 22 percent). -——snip-——A solid majority of voters (54 percent) say...
  • McCain Reflects on Afghanistan and on 2008 Campaign ("loyal opposition" alert)

    12/07/2009 1:38:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 741+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2009-12-07 | Katie Connolly
    (snip) So I really, of course—I wish we'd had done better. Of course we made mistakes and of course there were all kinds of things, if you had to do over again, I would do X or Y. But I look back on it in its entirety as a remarkable, incredibly wonderful experience. So, looking at it that way, you respect the winner and try to assume the role of loyal opposition. And obviously that means that when you can be loyal and find ways to be loyal, do it. There are too many things happening domestically and national securitywise...
  • Obama's Campaign Accused McCain Of Wanting To Gut Medicare And Undercut Employer Health Care

    11/22/2009 11:21:59 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 4 replies · 670+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    In October of 2008, Senator Obama's campaign accused Senator John McCain of planning to gut Medicare. ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (AFP) — Barack Obama's White House campaign Monday accused John McCain of plotting to impose savage cuts on government-run health care programs that insure the elderly and the poor.It was the latest attack from the Democrat's camp over an emotive issue that is taking on new urgency at a time when many Americans fear losing their jobs and thus the health care coverage that comes from their employers... "This plan would be a disaster. It would dramatically reduce the quality of...
  • McCain adviser: Palin’s book is fiction (Romneybot Nicolle Wallace attacks Sarah Palin again)

    11/17/2009 9:24:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 3,607+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-11-18
    Depictions ‘took place entirely in her imagination,’ says Wallace. NBC NEWS and NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK - Former McCain campaign senior adviser Nicolle Wallace says Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" is "based on fabrications," and that the basis for Palin’s depictions of her and former McCain campaign director Steve Schmidt as villains "took place entirely in her imagination." In a statement to The Rachel Maddow Show, the former McCain spokesperson repeatedly used the word "fiction" to describe Palin's narrative and echoed criticisms by other former McCain staffers. "She [Palin] probably has a legitimate complaint that things could have been better...
  • FACT CHECK: Palin's book goes rogue on some facts (AP "Fact Checks" Palin's book - LOL)

    11/13/2009 3:24:57 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 47 replies · 2,190+ views
    Associated Pravda ^ | 11-13-09 | Calvin Woodward
    WASHINGTON – Sarah Palin's new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven't become any truer over time. Ignoring substantial parts of her record if not the facts, she depicts herself as a frugal traveler on the taxpayer's dime, a reformer without ties to powerful interests and a politician roguishly indifferent to high ambition.
  • The Myth of ’08, Demolished

    11/06/2009 5:04:04 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 621+ views
    NationalReviewOnline ^ | 11/6/2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>Sure, Election Day 2009 will scare moderate Democrats and make passage of Obamacare more difficult. Sure, it makes it easier for resurgent Republicans to raise money and recruit candidates for 2010. But the most important effect of Tuesday’s elections is historical. It demolishes the great realignment myth of 2008.</p>
  • Just Reverting To Norm After Anomaly Of '08

    11/05/2009 4:50:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 905+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 5, 2009 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Sure, Election Day 2009 will scare moderate Democrats and make passage of ObamaCare more difficult. Sure, it makes it easier for resurgent Republicans to raise money and recruit candidates for 2010. But the most important effect of Tuesday's elections is historical. It demolishes the great realignment myth of 2008. In the aftermath of last year's Obama sweep, we heard endlessly about its fundamental, revolutionary, transformational nature. How it was ushering in an FDR-like realignment for the 21st century in which new demographics — most prominently, rising minorities and the young — would bury the GOP far into the future. One...
  • Missing GOP ballots counted in Nev. after months [delegates would have gone to Paul]

    11/04/2009 7:44:57 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-31
    Eighteen months later, Nevada Republicans have completed a count of all delegate ballots from last year's state convention. A group of disaffected Republicans says it feels vindicated after a Friday night count of missing ballots from the April 2008 gathering showed three delegates for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul should have been sent to the national convention. Paul supporters said they felt party leaders cheated them out of a place at the national convention when they abruptly recessed the convention before delegate ballots from the state's 2nd Congressional District could be counted. The district was allowed to choose three of the...
  • Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann October Ratings Down 63% vs. 2008

    10/28/2009 10:19:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies · 2,766+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 28, 2009 | by Bill Gorman
    With lots of cable news shows, the feast of the 2008 election has lead to famine in 2009. Countdown with Keith Olberman’s ratings are in the famine range as well, with October year over year ratings down 53% in the cable news target adults 25-54 demo, and down 53% in average viewership. Although I don’t have a trend chart, October is also Olbermann’s lowest rated month so far in 2009 in both 25-54 and average viewers.
  • NV 2010: NV GOP group forms PAC to oppose Lowden [Paul backers say Lowden, RNC shut down convention]

    10/26/2009 8:14:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 1,356+ views
    The Mercury-News, San Jose, Calif. / AP ^ | 2009-10-26 | Sandra Chereb
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) —Nevada Republicans who supported Ron Paul in last year's GOP presidential contest announced a political action committee Monday to oppose the U.S. Senate bid of former state party chairwoman Sue Lowden. Robert Holloday, spokesman for the Fair Nevada Elections PAC, said Lowden's handling of last year's state convention when delegate selections were stopped amounted to betrayal. "Sue Lowden's leading role in improperly halting the delegate election disqualifies her for any position of trust in government," Holloday said. "Our group hopes to raise awareness of the dismal record of Sue Lowden and to oppose her election to...
  • Global Banking Economist Warned of Coming Crisis in 2003

    10/10/2009 8:18:53 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies · 1,603+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 7, 2009 | Beat Balzli and Michaela Schiessl
    William White predicted the approaching financial crisis years before 2007's subprime meltdown. But central bankers preferred to listen to his great rival Alan Greenspan instead, with devastating consequences for the global economy. William White had a pretty clear idea of what he wanted to do with his life after shedding his pinstriped suit and entering retirement. White, a Canadian, worked for various central banks for 39 years, most recently serving as chief economist for the central bank for all central bankers, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Then, after 15 years in the world's most secretive...