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  • How Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Helped Leak the Secret Romney Fund-raiser Video

    The damning video of Mitt Romney telling a room of wealthy donors how he really feels about the freeloading 47 percent of Americans "who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it," among other candid things, has been floating around online in bits and pieces for three months, but didn't hit the big time until it was published by David Corn at Mother Jones today. Credited as a "research assistant" on the story is James Carter IV, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who has been toiling online as an opposition researcher and...
  • Five reasons the presidential race is over, or at least almost over [Do NOT BELIEVE this crap]

    09/17/2012 8:41:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/17/12 | Ryan Witt
    The United States presidential election is still 49 days, but there is a large amount of evidence that suggests the race for the biggest prize of the day, that being the White House of course, has already been decided. The media is still trying to sell the presidential race as a close one, because that narrative will help increase their television ratings and page views between now and November. However, at the risk of losing my own future page views, allow me to outline five reasons the race may already be over... Reason #1 – The economy is getting slightly...
  • Media having a little narrative problem today {Politico's hit piece fails]?

    09/17/2012 7:50:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 9:21 am on September 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
    It’s not often that I laugh out loud while reading my e-mail (and that’s not an invitation to forward the jokes from 1996 still circulating, either), but today’s entries left me no choice. No less than three media outlets have scoops about the Mitt Romney campaign this morning that describe changes in strategy and direction. The only problem is that all three contradict each other despite having come from sources inside the campaign.
  • CNN lapdog adds ‘breadbasket’ to Handbook of Racial Code Words after hearing Paul Ryan speech

    09/15/2012 11:37:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 79 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09/15/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    @PeterHambyCNN: Ryan just called Florida "the breadbasket of the South" ... phrase has Civil War origins. Florida a major supplier food to the Confederacy
  • Jackie Barcliff: Occupy Wall Street protester charged with two rapes

    09/17/2012 1:08:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Metro New York ^ | September 16, 2012 | Carly Baldwin
    After seeing photos of himself in the news, an Occupy Wall Street protester suspected of rape turned himself in to police over the weekend, where he was arrested in not one but two different rape cases, including for one alleged sex assault against a 14-year-old girl earlier this summer. According to police, Jackie Barcliff, 44, surrendered himself on Friday night. His photo had been widely published, including on the pages of Metro, as a suspect wanted for the alleged rape of a woman last Monday, Sept. 10, at Pier 15 park near the South Street Seaport. He threw the woman...
  • Zogby: Romney running worse than McCain in '08

    09/16/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT · by Siegfried X · 96 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/13/2012 | John Zogby
    Zogby: Romney Running Worse Than McCain in ‘08 Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 06:05 PM President Barack Obama received a surprisingly strong bounce after the Democratic National Convention, and now leads GOP challenger Mitt Romney by nearly 6 points according to a new JZ Analytics poll. The national poll of likely voters shows Obama leading 47.7 percent to 42 percent, and indicates that Romney is not polling well enough among some conservative demographic groups: NASCAR fans, evangelicals, and the so-called “Walmart voters.” According to JZ Analytics pollster John Zogby, Romney is in a somewhat worse position than GOP nominee Sen. John...
  • Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now [ MSM try of 9-8-12 ]

    09/14/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 9-8-12 | AP Spet 8th 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP)—As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is a similar question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer now than you were when President Barack Obama took office? By most measures, the answer is yes. More than a decade after terrorists slammed planes into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside, Americans have stopped fretting daily about a possible attack or stockpiling duct tape and water. Getting through airport security has become a routine irritation, not a grim foreboding. While the threat of...
  • Blood on his hands: Obama Skipped All Daily Intelligence Briefings Since Sept. 5

    09/14/2012 1:48:29 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 40 replies
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing–known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)–in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff...
  • COMPLETE VETTING OF OBAMA: A CHALLENGE TO MSM

    09/13/2012 7:00:17 AM PDT · by hoosiermama · 90 replies
    freeper research | Sept 13,2012 | Hoosiermama with freeper research
    Many conservative news people have talked about Obama NOT being vet the last election and it appears that even the authors looking into his history have neglected to thoroughly investigate one area. The Clinton’s, like good magician assistance distracted with the help of lawyer, Phillip Berg…Look over here! Look at his birth certificate! Those who attempted to look into that fact were ridiculed or ignored. In an attempt to ignite research facts and questions follow. “Where did the Dunham family get the money to travel?” asked one blogger who listed many on the family trips to and through Asia. http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/barack-hussein-obama-ii-child-of-privilege/...
  • POLL: OBAMA UP 5 IN D+11 POLL (it's another Blivet Poll! - LOL!)

    09/13/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 64 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | 9-13-2012 | Mike Flynn
    September 13, 2012 POLL: OBAMA UP 5 IN D+11 POLL Mike Flynn Today's RCP Average of presidential polls show Obama leading Romney by a little more than 3 points. A big reason for this is the abundance of polls featuring heavily Democrat skews in their samples. Juice the numbers enough and you can show just about any Obama lead you want. Garbage in, garbage out, as they say. A good example of this is today's Democracy Corps poll. It shows Obama with a 5-point lead over Romney. Of course, the sample for the poll is D+11. Now, I get tired...
  • Media Sets Narrative to Cover for the Democrats' Disastrous Foreign Policy (Long article)

    09/13/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm trying to put my finger on what bothers me the most. There's something that's been gnawing at me. I always try to not get caught up. It's very hard. It's hard to avoid this. The narrative. I was talking about the narrative when the program started. The daily media narrative. There is one. We wonder how they can all end up using the word "gravitas." We wonder how they can all end up using the same words. We heard it with Jan Crawford and Ari Shapiro setting the narrative. Grab audio sound bite 26. I'm sorry...
  • Obama Praises Libya’s Post-Qaddafi Leaders at U.N. (9/20/2011. Blast to the past)

    09/13/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    ny times ^ | 9/20/2011 | HELENE COOPER and NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    President Obama on Tuesday extended to Libya’s transitional leader a diplomatic honor never offered his predecessor, meeting formally with Mustafa Abdel-Jalil at the United Nations and heralding the victory of Libyan rebels who brought an end to the 42-year reign of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. It was not quite a victory lap, but it came pretty close. Mr. Obama credited his new doctrine with helping to topple the man whom Ronald Reagan once famously called the “mad dog of the Middle East.” And he held Libya up as “a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together...
  • Regime Brags: Obama is So Smart, He Doesn't Need Intelligence Briefings (The Arrogance)

    09/13/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Marc Thiessen, opinion writer, Washington Post: "Obama Alone: This President Does Not Need Intel Briefers." Wait 'til you hear this spin. We've already got Obama walking back a major gaffe, this statement that Egypt is not an ally. They have been since 1989. Regardless the Muslim Brotherhood situation now, they've always been an ally. Folks, they've had to walk that back now. This is a major gaffe, and even foreign policy media people know this, and that's why they're walking this back, because there are some people who are not in the media laying down...
  • We're Witnessing Two Institutions Disintegrate Right Before Our Eyes

    09/13/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh,com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: When the program was over yesterday, I told Snerdley, "You know, I needed three more hours." The stuff that we didn't get to yesterday was just overflowing, the audio sound bites, and it has given me a new resolve. We're loaded again today. It's just incredible. We're watching the disintegration of two institutions right in front of our eyes, and we're all wondering, are we the only ones who see it? We're watching the disintegration of a presidency. We are looking at blatant, uncompromised incompetence. And we are witnessing corruption of another institution, the so-called mainstream media....
  • Press Coordinates Question to Ask Romney (At what point does this idiocy become a crime?)

    09/12/2012 1:59:56 PM PDT · by rrdog · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09-12-2012
    CBS REPORTER: I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Open mic captures press coordinating questions for Romney

    09/12/2012 11:27:01 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 181 replies
    Before Romney issued his statement today, an open mic capture the press coordinating questions to ask Romney, with one saying “no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question”. I’ve transcribed it to the best of my ability but the audio is below for verification: I’ve labeled one as the CBS News reporter as I believe it is Nancy Cordes who works for CBS News. I’ve I gotten that wrong I apologize and will correct. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: …pointing out that the Republicans… *unintelligible* …Obama…. CBS REPORTER: That’s the question. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: *unintelligible* CBS REPORTER: Yeah that’s the...
  • Bob Dylan: Slavery Ruined America

    09/12/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | September 12, 2012 | Nick Chiles
    Folk rock legend Bob Dylan has some strong words about America that many of his compatriots may not want to hear: He says the stigma of slavery ruined America and he doubts whether the country can get rid of the shame because it was “founded on the backs of slaves.” Dylan spoke to Rolling Stone for a cover story that coincides with the release of his 35th studio album, “Tempest.” Dylan has long been an outspoken critic of American culture and its inherent inequalities, particularly during the 1960s when his songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are...
  • Senate Races 2012 (UPDATE--GOOD NEWS FOR AKIN--NRSC REVERSES BAN ON AKIN) Thanks to FReepers

    09/11/2012 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 59 replies
    Current Republican Seat Current Democrat Seat Current Independent Seat No Senate election in 2012
  • NY Times Reporter Accuses Bush of 'Negligence' Regarding 9/11 (What a disgusting pos)

    09/11/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mallory Carr
    On this solemn day, most of the nation mourns the loss of life that occurred on this day eleven years ago and contemplates the changes that have occurred since then. Most, but not all. Kurt Eichenwald, contributing editor for Vanity Fair and writer for the New York Times, published an inflammatory op-ed accusing former President Bush of not preventing the attacks: “While those documents are still not public, I have read excerpts from many of them, along with other recently declassified records, and come to an inescapable conclusion: the administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks...
  • The Deafness Before the Storm (suggests Bush White House ignored pre-9/11 warnings)

    09/11/2012 7:20:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 10, 2012 | Kurt Eichenwald
    On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal... [T]he administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed. In other words, the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it...
  • Book: Jesse Jackson, Jr., Offered to Arrange a Blagojevich Pardon from Obama

    09/10/2012 10:03:19 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 10, 2012 | Natasha Korecki
    Chicago Sun-Times reporter Natasha Korecki followed every step of Blagojevich’s downfall. She details his demise in a new book — Only in Chicago: How the Rod Blagojevich Scandal Engulfed Illinois; Embroiled Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and Jesse Jackson, Jr.; and Enthralled the Nation. The book raises the question of whether Jesse Jackson Jr., the congressman son of the famed civil rights leader, plotted to arrange a pardon for Blagojevich from President Barack Obama.
  • On GPS Sunday: Is the Republican Party too angry? And is a global food crunch coming?

    09/09/2012 6:32:43 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 21 replies
    CNN GPS ^ | 9-9-2012 | Fareed Zakaria
    Fareed looks at why the optimistic Republican Party of Ronald Reagan seems to have swapped places with the glum Democratic Party of the 1970s and 1980s. Today it is the Republican Party that often seems angry with America, Fareed says. Read the best-selling books by conservatives these days, watch Fox News or attend a Tea Party rally. They are filled with rage, often combined with a powerful nostalgia for an America that has gone away.
  • PIPES: Obama: ‘I have never been a Muslim’

    09/07/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/7/12 | Daniel Pipes
    President Obama has come out swinging against his Republican rival, sponsoring television advertisements that ask, “What is Mitt Romney hiding?” The allusion is to such relatively minor matters as Mr. Romney’s prior tax returns, the date he stopped working for Bain Capital and the nonpublic records from his service heading the Salt Lake City Olympics and as governor of Massachusetts. Mr. Obama has defended his demands that Mr. Romney release more information about himself, declaring in August that “the American people have assumed that if you want to be president of the United
  • Secret Service looking into DNC delegate who wants to ‘kill’ Romney

    09/06/2012 12:52:01 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept 06, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that the agency is aware of video showing a delegate at the Democratic National Convention expressing a desire to “kill” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “We are aware of it,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told TheDC on Thursday. He said the department is “taking the appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman. Video surfaced on Wednesday of a woman identifying herself as New York delegate Julia Rodriguez telling The Blaze, “If I see him” — in reference to Romney — “I would like to kill him.” In...
  • Another Day, Another (Third) Nazi Reference From a Democrat {S.C. DemoRat Chair)

    09/05/2012 1:28:03 PM PDT · by bronxville · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-05-2012 | John Nolte
    "Monday it was California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton comparing Paul Ryan to notorious Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Yesterday, a Kansas delegate -- Pat Lehman, Dean of the Kansas delegation -- compared Republicans to Hitler. Well, if it's Wednesday and Democrats are frustrated because racist America won’t get its act together and vote for a failed president, you're going to hear another Nazi reference: S.C. Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian, never a loss for a quick quip, tossed a few stinging one-liners at the Wednesday delegation breakfast. On Gov. Nikki Haley participating in daily news briefings in a basement studio at...
  • WHEN NOT OUTRIGHT LYING, FACT-CHECKERS MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES

    09/04/2012 10:18:12 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/4/2012 | John Nolte
    The era of fact-checkers being trusted as honest brokers might be over, but that doesn't mean they won't do what the equally irrelevant mainstream media does: double down in their spewing of narrative-lies and propaganda to aid and abet the left. Case in point, Politifact. Politiact is the worst of the mainstream media's dishonest fact-checkers (no small feat). They're the ones who ruled as true the absolute lie that Obama increased federal spending at a lower rate than any other modern president. Because there is no bottom to how low Politifact will go, Politifact is now brazenly lying by awarding a...
  • Will Kumar Ask Barack About Medical Marijuana Crackdown?

    09/04/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 4, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Harold & Kumar Go to the DNC. Or at least Kumar aka Kal Penn is going to the DNC. As you can see in this video, actor Kal Penn who worked on and off for the Obama administration for a couple of years will be hosting a show at the Democrat National Convention this Thursday for BarackObama.Com. Since the main characteristic of Kumar in the movies is heavy duty marijuana smoking, how would that character feel about the big crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries by the Obama administration? Kumar would probably dare to ask Obama about the hypocrisy of trying...
  • Obama campaign: We care about facts, fact checkers

    09/04/2012 8:54:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/4/12 | BYRON TAU
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Obama campaign said Tuesday that they care about the truth of their attacks. "We work very hard to get it right. We look at the facts. We vet what we say," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an ABC/Yahoo News panel.
  • Ten of Barack Obama’s worst lies

    09/04/2012 7:58:15 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies
    http://www.coachisright.com/ten-of-barack-obamas-worst-lies/ ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    Attempting to select THE ten worst lies told by a pathological liar like Barack Obama is a difficult task. There are so many lies that it is hard to know where to start – a good case can be made for so many of his lies as top ten material. For this reason there is no claim here to a TOP ten of his lies, ten of his most egregious ones. During his last State of the Union speech Barack Obama claimed “American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.” In fact the Congressional Research Service...
  • NC Gov. Perdue warns of ‘coat hangers in the bath tub’ if pro-life movement gets its way [VIDEO]

    09/03/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09-03-2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” broadcast live from Charlotte, N.C., North Carolina Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue went out of her to blast Republicans and conservatives for their positions on social issues. “May I make a point?” Perdue said at the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “I’ve never seen a bunch like this here so against regulation, Chris. They want less, less, less. And then it comes to a woman in the bedroom and they want to control everything. I don’t get that.” Noted women’s issues expert and “Hardball” host Chris Matthews went on to ask Perdue if...
  • Dem chair apologizes for calling Scott Brown a ‘girl’

    09/03/2012 5:02:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 3, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh scrambled to apologize this afternoon hours after a convention kickoff gaffe this morning when he said U.S. Sen. Scott Brown was trying to be an “honorary girl” by folding laundry.
  • Nickelodeon Standing By Cyber Bully Jason Biggs

    09/03/2012 5:39:14 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3 Sep 2012, 4:33 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    Nickelodeon, the kids’ TV channel, apparently sees no problem with directing children to the Twitter feed of one of its voiceover stars, Jason Biggs – even if Biggs tweets reprehensible things about the anuses of conservative political women like Janna Ryan, wife of VP candidate Paul Ryan. It would be difficult to describe Biggs’ tweets as anything other than the worst sort of cyber bullying. But Nickelodeon doesn’t seem to care.
  • “You Didn’t Build That” Isn’t Going Away: It doesn’t matter what Obama meant. Here’s why.

    09/02/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Slate ^ | August 30, 2012 | Rachael Larimore
    The official theme of the GOP convention Wednesday night was "We Can Change That," but that didn’t stop several of the speakers from revisiting Tuesday’s theme, the base-rallying battle cry: “We Built It.” The message: The righteous exploitation of President Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” gaffe isn’t going away. Ever since the president stood before a crowd of supporters in Roanoke, Va., on July 13 and, while explaining why the wealthy should pay more in taxes, uttered the infamous words “If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen,” conservatives have hammered him for his disregard...
  • Paul Ryan exaggerates his marathon-running prowess

    09/02/2012 12:49:04 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 98 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/01/2012 | James Rainey
    Voters will have to decide how much to ding Republican vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan for slamming President Obama on a debt reduction commission, when Ryan made the same judgment himself with a vote in Congress. That kind of inconsistency is easy to prove, if a bit arcane for some Americans. But there is nothing mysterious to the athletically-inclined about marathon times, so it will be interesting to see how the public reacts to Ryan carving a huge hunk out of his best time for the 26.2-mile race.
  • Paul Ryan's ex-lover spent five months in prison for defrauding her employer out of $77,000

    09/02/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2012
    Paul Ryan's African-American college sweetheart has spent time in prison for wire fraud, it emerged today. Deneeta Pope hit headlines after MailOnline revealed that she was the Republican vice-presidential candidate's ex-girlfriend who opened his eyes to the evils of racism.
  • Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama?

    09/01/2012 5:57:29 PM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/24/12 | Rick Ungar
    It’s enough to make even the most ardent Obama cynic scratch his head in confusion. Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower...
  • Paul Ryan's black cheerleader 'college sweetheart' who made him the victim of 'racist views' ...

    08/30/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT · by NCjim · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2012 | Belinda Robinson, Emily Anne Epstein and Toby Harnden
    This is the cheerleader Paul Ryan dated at college who helped forge his uncompromising opposition to racism. The relationship and the backlash he suffered from his so-called friends were a formative experience in the political evolution of the Republican vice-presidential pick who described himself as a 'big, big fan' of Martin Luther King and is a staunch advocate of civil rights. Today Mail Online reveals the woman whose romantic attachment led Ryan, who electrified the Republican convention in Tampa with his speech on Wednesday night, to experience racism first hand. The Republican vice-presidential candidate dated Deneeta Pope, now 40 and...
  • A Campaign of Vilification

    08/28/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    As Lyndon Johnson told it -- or allowed it to be told in his name -- this Goldwater guy, if given half a chance, would blow up the world. In which case, why shouldn't the voters back in '64 not play it safe and keep LBJ in the White House? Memories of the infamous Johnson television spot, with its daisy-leaf-plucking-about-to-be-incinerated-by-bad-Barry, cuddly, little girl, cause some of us old-timers to reach for the Maalox. (Small wonder that Barry would later say, talking of Lyndon, "Don't get me started on that SOB.") The debasement of presidential discourse wasn't the only public offense...
  • Weather Channel Goes Political

    08/28/2012 2:22:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | P.J. Gladnick
    There is a sixty percent chance that Republicans will rain on your weekend plans. The Weather Channel hasn't yet gone quite that far to inject politics into weather reporting but they sure seem to be working on it. Their reporting on Tropical Storm Isaac has brought out the inner liberal of a channel that was once noted for its complete professionalism but, sadly, seems to be going off into political tangents completely unrelated to the weather. In the first example, they republish a highly biased Associated Press article on their Weather Channel site which touches on Tropical Storm Isaac but...
  • Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]

    08/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 106 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Drew Singer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the law before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. ..
  • FACT CHECK: Anti-Obama film muddy on facts

    08/28/2012 9:04:54 AM PDT · by Buck-I-Guy · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 8-28-12 | By BETH FOUHY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — ‘‘2016: Obama’s America,’’ a new conservative film exploring the roots of President Barack Obama’s political views, took in $6.2 million to make it one of the highest-grossing movies of last weekend. The film, written and narrated by conservative scholar Dinesh D'Souza, argues that Obama was heavily influenced by what D'Souza calls the ‘‘anti-colonial’’ beliefs of his father, Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan academic who was largely absent from the president’s life.
  • You too can Own a Piece of Obama BS

    08/27/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT · by MA~Bear · 5 replies
    Here is an interesting article about an letter up for sale, that President Obama is whining about the Republican Senate.
  • Romney's storm-delayed convention limps into motion

    08/27/2012 5:40:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 27, 2012 | Matt Spetalnick
    Forget the loud music, cheering crowds and funny hats. Instead of opening with a bang as originally planned, Mitt Romney's Republican convention started with a whimper on Monday as party leaders staged a low-key session while Tropical Storm Isaac churned through the Gulf of Mexico. The tone was deliberately subdued after Isaac led Republicans to scrap most of their first day's schedule in Tampa, complicating plans to showcase Romney to voters as the presidential candidate heads into a 10-week sprint to his November 6 election battle against Democratic President Barack Obama.Sunshine broke through the clouds in Tampa as the host...
  • Facebook Approved “Kill Mitt Romney” Page [Unbelievable]

    08/27/2012 6:08:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 27, 2012 | tim brown
    According to Facebook’s community standards, users are prohibited from “credibly (threatening) harm to others, or (organizing) acts of real-world violence.” The community standards goes on to read: Safety is Facebook’s top priority. You may not credibly threaten to harm others, or organize acts of real-world violence. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism. Even as I...
  • What one issue do voters want addressed at the Republican National Convention?

    08/27/2012 7:21:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 27 Aug 2012
    Yahoo! News asked voters to pinpoint one single issue they want the GOP to talk about during its convention in Tampa, Fla. Through their photos and words, here's what's important in their lives.
  • Stars of ‘Occupy Unmasked’ Threatened with ‘Legitimate Rape’ Ahead of RNC Premiere

    08/27/2012 3:08:10 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 08/27/12 | Alexander Marlow
    The CEO of Breitbart News and Andrew Breitbart's life-long friend Larry Solov said, "From day one, Andrew understood intuitively that the Occupy Movement was being orchestrated by sinister forces to wage class warfare in an attempt to divide Americans. He was not the kind of person to sit back and allow that to happen, nor would he allow the media to obscure their hateful agenda." If you want to know why Andrew Breitbart wanted the film “Occupy Unmasked” made, look no further than this email:
  • Obama Caught in Misspelling of a Four-Letter State, Wapo Tries to Rescue

    08/23/2012 5:43:25 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Imagine for a moment, if you will, Sarah Palin attending an event at Ohio State University. She casually greets college aged supporters, and a group of excited, young students decide to spell out the word “Ohio” using the old YMCA routine. The group is in place, arms readied, fans surrounding them armed with their cameras and cellphones. Then this happens… OIHI. It is inarguable that the media, in all their smugness and ‘we are intellectually superior’ attitude would have ripped her from the California coast to the glaciated plains of … well … Oihi. Oi. Hi. More like oy vey....
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • Soldiers allegedly plotted to kill Obama, oust government (credibility Zero)

    08/27/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/12 04:08 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Army soldiers formed a militia group in Georgia that plotted to overthrow the U.S. government — and they killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to keep the plot secret, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors in the Long County, Ga., case say that the militia group planned to overtake the nearby Fort Stewart, to bomb a dam in Washington state and poison the state’s apple crop and ultimately overthrow the government and assassinate the president, according to reports.
  • Actress Ellen Barkin Hopes Hurricane Kills Pro-Life Republicans (Actress retweets a hateful tweet)

    08/27/2012 4:15:32 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 97 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/27/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Actress Ellen Barkin created a stir on Twitter today when she sent out a re-tweet of a message someone sent saying they hoped Hurricane Isaac would hit the Republican convention and “was every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean.” The reaction from conservatives was quick to her class-less Tweet. “I wonder if @EllenBarkin will feel badly at all when #Isaac doesn’t wash the GOPers out to sea but in fact wipes out New Orleans,” one person responded. Bryan Kemper, Director of Youth Outreach for Priests for Life, said: “This is why we call pro-abortion people...