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  • Democrats Fear New York, Nevada Losses (Hussein has only 62% approval among Dems in NY district)

    09/12/2011 8:42:14 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    national journal ^ | 9/11/11 | J Taylor
    Democrats are facing the very real possibility that a pair of special elections on Tuesday will shake the foundations of the 2012 political landscape. The party is at serious risk of losing a House race in New York City that few thought would be close, and campaign officials are already close to writing off a Nevada House race they had once hoped to contest.
  • Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Old Threshers Reunion, 2011

    08/18/2011 7:37:48 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 4 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | June 29th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Tractor and Steam Engines- There are literally rows of vintage tractors and the mighty steam engines of the past. Every day when the noon whistle blows, there is a parade of tractors and steam engines in front of the grandstand. Work horses -- You can find some of the greatest work horses in the country at the Old Threshers Reunion. Watch them work at designated times during the day. They may be threshing, helping drill and much, much more. This link shows you some work horse teams and singles from last year
  • “The Sequel”: How 2011 Is A Repeat of 2008—Only Bigger, Longer, and Uncut by Bailouts

    08/15/2011 2:28:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/15/2011 | Gonzalo Lira
    I might have missed it, but I don’t think anyone has noticed this simple truism: The structural causes that led to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 are identical to the structural causes that are leading us to another systemic financial crisis in 2011. The only difference is the kind of debt at the core of the looming crisis: Mortgage-backed securities in 2008, as opposed to European sovereign debt in 2011. And of course, the debt hole in 2011 is bigger than in 2008—a lot bigger. That’s why I am confident in predicting we are about to have another Global...
  • Bill Clinton Scoffs At Rick Perry’s Platform: ‘I Mean, This Is Crazy’ (VIDEO)

    08/15/2011 1:01:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    TPM ^ | August 15, 2011 | Bill Clinton
    Former President Bill Clinton spoke Monday morning to the International Association of Fire Fighters conference in Manhattan, The New York Observer's PolitickerNY reports -- and he had some tough words for the newest entrant into the GOP race for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. "I got tickled by watching Governor Perry announce for governor, for president," Clinton said -- perhaps stumbling a bit in the wind-up of a joke. "He's a good looking rascal." The former president elaborated: "And he's saying 'Oh, I'm going to Washington to make sure that the federal government stays as far away from you as...
  • Is Obama Finished?

    08/11/2011 11:56:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Cleveland Leader ^ | August 11, 2011 | Larry Durstin
    The conventional wisdom is in and the verdict is unanimous: The Republicans ran roughshod over President Obama in the laborious debt-ceiling/budget debate and his prospects for re-election are now looking fairly remote. In addition, the Tea Party has emerged as the most powerful force in American politics, having totally eliminated tax hikes as part of the solution to cutting the deficit while striking a devastating blow against the usefulness of government in general and the spineless Obama in particular. Plus, troops are still dying in Afghanistan and Standard & Poor’s just lowered the boom. What’s more there’s evidence that the...
  • Perry says U.S. is 'in trouble,' Texas offers better way on economy

    08/10/2011 9:04:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 10. 2011 | Robert T. Garrett/ Trailblazers
    Gov. Rick Perry can't cheer about the nation's economic jitters, but they sure offer him chances to tout Texas as another, "bottom up" source of wisdom on the economy. Appearing Wednesday before state legislators gathered in San Antonio , Perry blasted President Barack Obama's stimulus package as a failure. He called it "top down" and denounced those who preach the economic philosophy of John Maynard Keynes , who has influenced presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Obama on the timing of cuts and increases in government spending. "The fact is, government doesn't create jobs," Perry said in a 20 minute...
  • Texas is bigger than Perry [Dem rallies special interests to march against prayer event and GOP)

    08/04/2011 12:53:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 4, 2011 | Andy Brown, Travis County, TX Democratic Party Chairman
    Our country is supposed to be a place where people of many faiths and beliefs can freely come together as a community, put aside differences and solve problems. Now more than ever, Texas and our nation need true leadership, not political rhetoric. All eyes will be on Texas when Gov. Rick Perry announces his bid for president. As governor of Texas, he has the capacity to bring together people of all backgrounds, faiths and beliefs. But instead of taking the high road in addressing our state's problems (whether he chooses to actually speak or not), Perry has chosen to align...
  • Let The Games Begin: Straw Poll Candidates Announced

    07/23/2011 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Glittarazzi ^ | July 23, 2011 | Kelly Ann Collins
    Who will be on the official ballot for the Iowa straw poll in Ames on Aug. 13? Nine GOP candidates -- including three who will not participate in the festivities: * Michele Bachmann (will have a tent at the event) * Herman Cain (will have a tent at the event) * Thaddeus McCotter (will have a tent at the event) * Tim Pawlenty (will have a tent at the event) * Ron Paul (will have a tent at the event) * Rick Santorum (will have a tent at the event) * Mitt Romney (will NOT have a tent at the...
  • Perry Surges to Second Place in Two National Polls

    07/22/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 22, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    With speculation mounting as to whether Rick Perry will make a White House run, two national polls released Friday morning show the Texas governor within close reach of front-runner Mitt Romney. The Massachusetts governor edges Perry by 16 percent to 14 percent, in a CNN/ORC International survey and by 17 percent to 14 percent in a Fox News poll. The CNN survey shows an increased enthusiasm for a Perry presidential bid. In May, only 40 percent of Republican respondents wanted him to jump into the candidate pool, a number that's now risen to 50 percent. Fifty-five percent want former Alaska...
  • The Shanghai Gesture (Bipartisanship. Yessireebob, that’s the ticket)

    06/29/2011 1:37:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 29, 2011 | David Kahane
    If you’re the basic, ignorant wingnut whose only source of “information” is Faux News — and you know you are — then you’re probably unaware that the race for the Rethuglican nomination is already over. Yes, troglodytes, since we are far more enlightened and evolved than you Neanderthals — not that there’s anything wrong with Neanderthals! — we and our compadres in the mainstream media have already selected the top of the ticket for you. No muss, no fuss: Why go through all the tsuris, agony, and expense of the primary season when you can just get it all over...
  • Herman Cain, "I can jump start the economy" if elected president, Rightonline 2011

    06/20/2011 9:29:26 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/19/11 | Herman Cain
    Herman Cain's speech at RightOnline, 2011, Minneapolis, MN
  • Comparing 2011 with 1937. One more time -- We are NOT in a depression.

    06/10/2011 5:19:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Economic One ^ | 06/10/2011 | John B. Taylor
    In today’s article in Bloomberg View I explore reasons for the current weak recovery, and in particular whether there is an analogy with what happened in the recession of 1937-38 which interrupted the recovery from the Great Depression. Several charts elaborate on numbers provided there which argue against such an analogy. The first one relates to fiscal policy. It shows the ups and downs of real GDP growth in the 1930s and the contributions to that growth coming directly from government purchases and other components of GDP. (The data come from this interactive table at the Bureau of Economic...
  • Gingrich's 2012 campaign in tatters as his entire high command resigns

    06/09/2011 3:27:07 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/9/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Newt Gingrich's presidential dreams are in tatters this afternoon after his entire high command resigned in a mass exodus today. The Republican hopeful's campaign manager, senior strategists and key aides in early delegate-selection states all walked out this afternoon, but refused to say why - other than a 'difference in direction'. Rick Tyler, Gingrich's spokesman, said he, campaign manager Rob Johnson and senior strategists were among those who had resigned. 'When the campaign and the candidate disagree on the path, they've got to part ways,' Mr Tyler told the Washington Post this afternoon.
  • Friends in High Places: Bilderberg 2011 Kicks Off

    06/09/2011 6:47:31 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 22 replies ^ | Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 4:29 AM ET | Peter Guest
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, naturally, isn't attending this year, and his likely successor Christine Lagarde is in China, but the Bilderberg Conference which kicks off in the Swiss resort of St. Moritz on Thursday retains its conspiratorial chic and pulling power. The attendee list of Bilderberg is still pretty much the only thing that is not a closely guarded secret, as 120 of the world's richest and most powerful people meet behind closed doors, this time at the Suvretta House hotel in Switzerland, a venue which not only boasts a "fairytale castle" design, but also its own "Teddy World." U.K. Prime Minister...
  • Palin grabs coffee with Ayotte in New Hampshire

    06/03/2011 1:14:59 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2011 | Peter Hamby
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire (CNN) - For all the speculation about her motives, Sarah Palin ended the first leg of her unconventional nationwide bus tour by doing something very candidate-like: Meeting a top elected official over coffee at a quaint New Hampshire diner. The potential White House hopeful sat down with Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, one of Palin's so-called "Mama Grizzlies" from the 2010 election cycle, at the Golden Egg Diner in Portsmouth. [snip]Before heading to the airport for a flight back to Alaska, Palin said she plans to take her bus tour out West, following an upcoming Midwest swing...
  • Memorial Day 2011 (Oliver North)

    05/26/2011 4:03:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 26, 2011 | Oliver North
          QUANTICO NATIONAL CEMETERY — When I was a kid, we called May 30 "Decoration Day." It was an occasion for Boy Scouts to be up before dawn and report, in uniform, to the American Legion hall. There, Cub Scouts would be paired with older Boy Scouts, organized into detachments of a dozen or so and issued bags of small American flags. The groups then "deployed" in station wagons and pickup trucks to local cemeteries and churchyards, where we placed Old Glory on every veteran's grave. Later in the morning, there was a parade down Main Street, led by...
  • Glenn Beck Responds to Huckabee and Bugga Bears

    04/22/2011 8:17:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    April 22, 2011 | Vanity
    Just caught Beck on the car radio. A quick summary. After Huckabee emailed Beck about Beck calling him a "progressive" on air, Huckabee also followed it up with a piece on his site ridiculing Beck and his "bugga bear" conspiracy theories. Beck played it on the air this morning. After playing Huckabee's comments, Beck detailed how Huckabee (a Christian and someone who he has met, interviewed and knows many people who are friends of Mike Huckabee -- and that his comments are in response to Huckabee's big government politics) isn't a conservative and is someone who raised taxes when he...
  • Republican Yost announces for delegate seat in VA, to replace D Jim Shuler

    04/13/2011 6:34:07 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    Blacksburg, VA, April 11 – Long time New River Valley native Joseph Yost announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination to Virginia‟s 12th District House of Delegates seat. Yost is a dedicated Republican and has been an active member of the Montgomery County Republican Party since 2009. During that time, he has served in various leadership positions including secretary of the Party, precinct captain during the last two election cycles, and Parliamentarian. He also serves as Chair of the Roanoke/New River Valley Young Republicans. When asked what issues he sees as the forefront of his campaign, Yost said, “the needs...
  • Mark Levin Talks Budget Deal

    04/09/2011 2:34:10 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Apr 9, 2011 | FoxNewsInsider
  • Democratic Party Engineers 2011 Shut Down During 2010 Session

    04/08/2011 4:04:31 PM PDT · by Walt Griffith · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, April 8, 2011 | 2:03 a.m. | Joseph Schillmoeller, Las Vegas
    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Government ‘shutdown’ a result of politics Joseph Schillmoeller, Las Vegas Friday, April 8, 2011 | 2:03 a.m. First, let’s put this hysteria to bed. The government “shutdown” being contemplated is not a shutdown at all. Essential services like the Homeland Security Department (including the Transportation Security Administration), the FBI, the CIA, the Defense Department (military personnel) and many other federal offices will be fully operational and functioning. Thus, the use of such doomsday language is disingenuous at best. Second, the reason we are in this situation is due to political strategy. The Democratic Party controlled the...