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  • Rep. Elijah Cummings Attacks Tea Party (Threatens with prosecution)

    10/05/2012 9:07:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 5, 2012 | Christian Adams
    Rep. Elijah Cummings needs someone in his office that knows election law to write his next letter attacking the Tea Party. This week, Cummings sent a nastygram letter to the Houston based Tea Party group True the Vote. The organization has been working to clean up the voter rolls of dead and ineligible voters. Apparently this sort of civic minded volunteerism rubbed Cummings the wrong way. The Baltimore Sun reported his threats to a group of law-abiding private citizens: In a letter to Texas-based True the Vote, the Baltimore Democrat argues that the group and its affiliates have been unsuccessful...
  • Rasmussen: Obama 271, Romney 267

    10/05/2012 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 05, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Rasmussen: Obama 271, Romney 267 OCT 5, 2012 • BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON One month and one day before the most important presidential election in the past quarter of a century and perhaps in the past century and a quarter, Rasmussen Reports shows the race being about as even as it could possibly be. At this point, Rasmussen’s state-by-state polling shows that President Obama would win by the tally of 271 electoral votes to 267 for Mitt Romney. All of Rasmussen’s polls in the nine key swing states have been taken in the past three weeks, although the polls have...
  • The Fire Piston: Ancient Firemaking Machine

    10/05/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT · by djone · 31 replies
    primitiveways.com ^ | copyright 1996 | Wyatt R. Knapp
    History/how to of this ancient device: "Air gets very hot when it is compressed under high pressure. A classic example would be the heat that is created when one uses a bicycle pump. But when the air is compressed in a firepiston it is done so quickly and efficiently that it can reach a temperature in excess of 800 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hot enough to ignite the tinder that is placed in the end of the piston which has been hollowed out to accept it."
  • Bill Clinton Inspires Hillary-in-2016 Women to Vote Romney in 2012

    10/05/2012 7:46:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WEBCommentary ^ | October 3, 2012 | Jim Wrenn
    Single Women, Feminists and Young Women Hoping to Elect Hillary Clinton as President in 2016 Believe It Would Be Easier for Her to Defeat a President Romney than to Run as an Heir to a Second Term of the Disastrous Obama Administration Against a Yet-Unknown Republican Opponent. Bill Clinton's Warm Words for Mitt Romney in Introducing Him as a Speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative on 9-25-2012, Belie Bill Clinton's Rhetoric at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on 9-5-2012. Can you say, "Bill Clinton Offers Subliminal Support for Romney to Subliminally Undermine Obama in the 11-06-2012 Election"? What was...
  • Debate #2 is a setup

    10/05/2012 7:22:46 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 119 replies
    we are going to get screwed in the second debate. the obamites are desperate. it's a town hall meeting. they will stack the deck in the audience with 26 year old lesbians with breast cancer that need their birth control pills paid for. "how can you take my obamacare away from meeeee? I will die!!" candy is an absolute leftist, and she is listening to the MSM uproar over the last debate. she will whack mitt at every opportunity in the next debate.
  • Allen West alleges Obama administration cooking the books on jobs numbers, spars with CNBC host

    10/05/2012 7:00:10 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday, the Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate had fallen three-tenths of a percent, from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, a pivotal but increasingly criticized statistic suggesting the economy is improving with just a month to go until the presidential election. General Electric CEO Jack Welch promptly accused the White House of playing fast and loose with the data to strengthen President Barack Obama’s political position, and Florida Republican Rep. Allen West echoed that criticism on Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” with host Tyler Mathisen. “It’s not about believing what Mr. Welch says,” West said. “It is...
  • Pasadena (CA) Man Pleads to Charge He Killed Dog with Hammer

    10/05/2012 6:50:17 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies
    Glendale News-Press ^ | October 5, 2012 | Bill Kisliuk
    A Pasadena man on trial for beating a neighbor’s dog to death with a hammer pleaded no contest to the charge in the middle of trial on Friday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Young Song, 42, a former animator at Glendale-based Dreamworks Animation, pleaded to a felony count of cruelty to an animal and a misdemeanor theft charge after jurors saw a videotape of the April 2011 incident.
  • A Crash Course in Getting Hired at the Next Facebook

    10/05/2012 6:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 4, 2012 | Kathryn Hawkins
    A free six-week program for recent college graduates and career-changers helps students get the chops to land jobs at innovative startup companies. To Ian Markowitz, a recent graduate of Bentley College, his Boston Startup School instructors' request sounded like a simple errand. "They asked the sales class to go out and get lunch for all 72 students in the program," he says. Then came the catch: They weren't allowed to spend any money. In what would become a daily task, Markowitz and his fellow students sought out local restaurants to donate lunch to their hungry classmates. Though the task seemed...
  • Media Research Center (MRC) 25th DisHonors Awards Gala on CSPAN-2 NOW (8:30pm CT)

    10/05/2012 6:34:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 4 replies
    CSPAN-2 ^ | 9-27-12
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  • A Miracle! 114K New Jobs Employ 450K People! [Satire]

    10/05/2012 4:29:03 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 23 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | October 5, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    WASHINGTON (BHN) - In what can only be described as a miracle, the September federal government jobs report shows that over 456,000 people gained employment through the creation of only 114,000 new positions! "Never in history have we witnessed a sudden creation of thousands of single job positions employing multiple individuals," said one business analyst. "It might be a miracle from God, but it's going to be a real b- for accounting." Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis bristled at the barrage of accusations accusing the Obama administration of artificially inflating employment numbers a month before elections, telling reporters, "No, really,...
  • Lady Gaga’s New Upper West Side NYC Restaurant 'Worst Thing Since Herpes'

    10/05/2012 4:22:02 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    New York Daily News: 'One star' Well, the reviews are in on the new Joanne Trattoria restaurant (Italian, expensive) that mega pop-star Lady Gaga recently opened on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with/for her parents. That sounds like a nice gesture, and hard not to respect the gratitude.  Shame about the food though, which sounds like overpriced hog slop: When a wan Caprese salad with mealy tomatoes and cloying balsamic costs $18, should a server quip that cheese is sourced from “whoever gets it to us cheapest”...? When a restaurant charges $18 for fried calamari, should the dish arrive...
  • He’s Done [Reader Post]

    10/05/2012 4:03:22 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-05-12 | Brad Neugart
    The One Is DoneDuring the Denver debate Obama came off as if he knows the game is over. His body language has been described as disengaged, disinterested, sleepy, off his game, etc. Nonsense. This man simply no longer wants the job. He just had his Roberto Duran No Mas moment.President Obama doesn't want to work hard. He just wants to play. He is a delegator which isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as those surrounding him pulling the levers are up to the task. Unfortunately, and at great expense of the American people his staff is filled with neophytes...
  • The Latest Jobs Report Is As Unbelieveable As It Is Convenient For Obama

    10/05/2012 3:39:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Nobody with a brain believes the new unemployment rate is really 7.8%. As Rick Moran points out at American Thinker, it's just not credible.
  • Fed Policies Encourage Households to Take On More Federal Student Loans

    10/05/2012 3:12:18 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/05/2012 | Snakeeyes Econ
    Consumer credit in the U.S. rose more than forecast in August, propelled by a surge in borrowing for education and automobiles. The $18.12 billion rise, the most in three months, followed a revised $2.5 billion decrease in July, Federal Reserve figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast called for a $7.25 billion increase. The pickup in non-revolving borrowing, which includes student and automobile loans, was accompanied by the first gain in revolving credit in three months. Consumers took advantage of declining interest rates to buy vehicles, while higher gasoline prices helped push up the value of their credit-card borrowing....
  • Is the Horseshoer on Strike?

    10/05/2012 2:57:05 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/4/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    Union employees from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department went on strike to protest a new plan that looks to right-size the entity through contracting and privatization. The workers are all a part of the local AFSCME union. The department is one of the most inefficient government-run entities in the state. The DWSD currently takes in $715 million per year, but is nearly $6 billion in debt. At the same time, it has nearly twice as many employees per gallons of water as other major cities. A recent independent audit found that the department has 257 different job descriptions. One...
  • Women Holding Guns Made of Vegetables

    10/05/2012 2:50:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    themarysue.com ^ | 5 October, 2012 | NA
    After finding a portrait subject, he asks her to put together a hot-pot meal using veggies and ingredients native to her country. They then assemble the foods into the shape of a gun and do a portrait shoot. Once the photograph is made, Ozawa and his model disassemble the delicious weapon, cook the ingredients, and share a meal together.
  • Change in Moderator for October 16th Presidential Debate

    10/05/2012 2:32:44 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 13 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 5, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Candy Crowley has become unexpectedly unavailable. But the show must go on.Immediately following the October 3rd presidential debacle debate, CNN advised President Obama, as well as some guy scheduled to debate him about foreign policy on October 16th, that Candy Crowley needed an immediate and lengthy period of convalescent leave commencing immediately and extending at least through mid January. Hence, she will be unavailable as debate moderator. Having left for Syria early on the morning of October 4th, Ms. Crowley could not be reached for comment due to the communications and other difficulties currently being experienced there. Despite this unexpected...
  • After debate disaster, Hollywood, Altitude Gore to Obama’s Rescue

    10/05/2012 1:27:49 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 4 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    After a pathetic debate performance, liberals are no longer so confident that Barack Obama is a lock for re-election. Until the showdown on stage in Denver, liberals had been quite confident their man would prevail, citing battleground state polls that favored the President. Seems they popped the champagne bottles too early as new polls show Romney received a bump from his strong showing in the first debate.
  • Democrats See "Blacks" as "Useful Idiots"...Viral Video

    10/05/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | Unknown | Frantz Kebreau
    This is a must see video of the way the Democrat party has treated blacks in America...Must Watch. Part 1 Democrats See "Blacks" as "Useful Idiots" Part 2 Reavealing The Truth About The Democrat Party
  • Bully "Victim" Inks New TV Deal (satire)

    10/05/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT · by GeronL · 10 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 10-05-2012 | geronl
    After becoming a nation-wide instant celebrity, La Crosse Wisconsin News Anchor Jennifer Livingston has inked a new television contract. (Associated Posers) – LA CROSSE, Wisconsin – What started out as a woman's crusade to shame someone who wrote her an email reminding her of her weight has turned into a television show contract. Jennifer Livingston signed a deal with her employer WKTB, Channel 8, to do a daily segment where she will take e-mails and assassinate the character of the author. “Move over Jerry Springer, TV just went there!” announces a new promo for the segment called 'Jennifer's Daily...
  • Biden Gets Ready For 2016 Presidential Run (pic)

    10/05/2012 12:16:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I did another piece speculating on his choice of a running mate (here). I think this is a much more logical choice...
  • VANITY: My Mom, age 70, continues to idolize Obama...

    10/05/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 126 replies
    self | 10/5/12
    ... even after his DISASTROUS performance during the debate. She's Italian (came to this country at age 14 in 1956), and I just have a feeling that she misses Mussolini in some way and sees POTUS as a somewhat Mussolini-like figure. She's been all about "social justice" in recent years. She's been retired for over 10 years and receives an average pension. She's by no means "rich". Very middle class, and dare I say perhaps even lower middle class... In 2008, she supported Hillary until the very end, and eventually settled with Obama when he got the nomination. She LOVES...
  • Only a Fringe Kook would Buy these OLabor Numbers

    10/05/2012 11:43:58 AM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 10/5/2012 | Scott Ryan
    To the shock of very few, the Labor Department came out with some help for Barack Obama today. (Not that the numbers are good but the degree of the move is dubious.) Knowing how adroit Obama and his 3rd world administration are at using federal agencies to usurp power, they probably had these employment numbers planned as their "ace in the hole" long before the Wednesday night debate. If Obama had performed competently in the debate, I have little doubt the numbers would have been calculated differently. What fool wouldn't believe that this administration WOULD NOT cook the books to...
  • Doesn’t Matter For Whom You Vote? Think Again.

    10/05/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 4 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | 10/4/12 | Chris Gadsden
    It is sad but more than occasionally I will learn of individuals who have become so jaded by the whole political realm that they decide not to vote since politicians are “all the same” and “it won’t matter who is in the White House.” While we have all been discouraged by the greed, avarice, ineptitude and slime that Washington exudes, to so callously disregard the right to vote is despicable and shameful. I will forgo the fully justified guilt-tripping about the men and women who have bled and died to protect our democracy and simply stick to incontrovertible facts about...
  • Wind Subsidies Upon Mandates Upon Subsidies - Ad Infinitum, Ad Absurdum

    10/05/2012 11:38:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/3/2012 | Jack McHugh
    Perhaps coincidentally, Proposal 3, a ballot measure to impose a mandate on Michigan utilities to obtain 25 percent of the electricity they sell from “renewable” sources — read wind turbines — will come before voters just seven weeks before another taxpayer wind subsidy is set to expire. It’s a federal “production tax credit” that gives windmill operators a $22 tax break for every megawatt hour of juice they produce. According to a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, this is so generous that during hours of low demand wind producers actually pay grid operators to accept their power, just to get...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-05-12 (DUmmies Accuse Romney of Using Cheat Sheet)

    10/05/2012 11:35:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 5, 2012 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies now have their version of a Zapruder film that somehow proves to them that Romney won the first debate because he used a Cheat Sheat as you can see in this slow frame VIDEO. Now according to rational and even semi-rational minds at the Huffington Post, Romney's "cheat sheet" was actually a handkerchief but let us encourage the DUmmies in their paranoia. It will make their angst so much more enjoyable in a month. There are not one but TWO DUmmie Cheat Sheet Conspiracy thread, My take on the debate: Rmoney cheated and Did Romney bring cheat...
  • IL: Struggling Illinois coal industry excited about Romney

    10/05/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Illinois Watchdog.org ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Jayette Bolinski
    IL: Struggling Illinois coal industry excited about Romney By Jayette Bolinski / October 4, 2012 / The Illinois coal industry, struggling since the federal government cracked down on the burning of high-sulfur coal, is excited about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who says he supports the industry. SPRINGFIELD — When it comes to Illinois coal, a lot is riding on the outcome of the November presidential election between Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. To put it simply, if you’re for coal in Illinois, then you can’t be for Obama, said Phil Gonet, president of the Illinois...
  • Another Commie Skeleton In Chairman Obama's Closet

    10/05/2012 11:15:53 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies
    Alan Levy, Sales Rep of Middling Worth By Day, Right Wing Avenger By Night | 10/5/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, The Daily Caller released an unedited video of America's First Foreign Born President, Barack Hussein Obama, giving a speech (in what Ann Coulter accurately calls his "Malcolm X voice") at Hampton College in 2007. In this video, the future Chairman Obama yapped about a lot of things, from accusing the US government of letting black folks suffer during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to how wonderful Jew hater Jeremiah Wright is. In short, it was a glimpse into the evil and hatred that makes up the former Barry Soetoro. Now, for most Conservatives, much of what was revealed wasn't...
  • The Myth of Campus Concealed Carry

    10/05/2012 10:19:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces | 10-04-12 | CJ
    The Texas legislature failed to pass a bill during the last term that legalized concealed carry on state college campuses. A Texas State University liberal named Ravi Venkataraman recently wrote an op-ed in the The University Star opposing any legislation that would allow students to legally defend themselves on campus. "Concealed carry should be banned from university campuses because it is not an effective shield against mass shooting-type occurrences," said Venkataraman in the opening statement of his gun control diatribe. No weapon will ever be "an effective shield against mass shooting-type occurrences." That's not what concealed carry (or open carry)...
  • Liberals Should Reconsider The "Romney Lied" Debate Meme (pic)

    10/05/2012 9:49:06 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Rather than just settle on the fact that their guy was beaten and deal with it, they're trying to tell the country Obama lost because Romney lied his way to victory.Aside from the fact this is pure Alinskyite projection on their part, there's another angle they haven't considered in this folly...
  • A Man's Got To Know His Limitations

    10/05/2012 8:50:14 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 10 replies
    Me
    Somebody suggested this yesterday.
  • Middling Report With Upward Revisions

    10/05/2012 8:44:12 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 7 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | October 5, 2012
    The September Non-Farm Payrolls came in at + 114,000 with a lower unemployment rate 7.8%, slightly higher labor force participation and upward revisions of 40,000 to July (+181,000) and 46,000 in August (+142,000). The 2012 average monthly employment gain is +146,000 down from the 2011 average of 153,000. The labor force participation rate edged up to 63.9% from the August lows of 63.7%. This number will receive massive attention, and significant skepticism from some quarters, given the presidential contest and the focus on jobs by the candidates. We need about 110,000 net new jobs each moth to keep up with...
  • Chris (Tingles) Matthews Hysterical Meltdown Mirrors Mainstream Media Panic

    10/05/2012 8:37:00 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Bias: Their ideological champion having been verbally undressed by a competent challenger, the tingles that used to run up the legs of the mainstream media have been replaced by the mother of all anxiety attacks. Perhaps Clint Eastwood's chair would have given a better and less-wooden debate performance than President Obama did Wednesday in Denver, site of his coronation in 2008 amid faux Greek columns and with a full set of TelePrompters loaded with slogans on hope and change. As GOP challenger Mitt Romney masterfully and relentlessly pummeled an emperor revealed to have no clothes with incontrovertible facts and figures...
  • Contracting Helps Cash-Strapped City Add More Police Officers For Less Money — And Better Service

    10/05/2012 8:28:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/3/2012 | Tom Gantert
    For eight consecutive years, the city of Pontiac broke the law by spending more for police services than it budgeted. According to the city records, Pontiac violated the State Budget Act from 2002 to 2009 and was part of the reason why an emergency financial manager was appointed in 2009. In August 2011, Emergency Manager Lou Schimmel worked out an arrangement where the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office took over as provider of police services for Pontiac. The sheriff’s office brought in the existing 50 Pontiac police officers and re-hired 13 other former Pontiac police officers who had been laid off,...
  • It’s October Obama is still shoring up his African American base and he’s leading?

    10/05/2012 8:13:11 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Barack Obama is losing support in the African American community over the issue of Gay “marriage.” The proof of this is that here, in October Obama’s team is busy shoring up support within their African American base. On May 7, Obama “evolved” again and announced that he supported Gay “marriage.” Immediately he and his handlers recognized that selling out the loyalty of his Black base for contributions from Gay donors would be significant. Because they are irreligious, (Democrats don’t understand people of faith) they didn’t know how significant. They were caught completely by surprise when Black ministers like Rev. William...
  • HUGE, Ebullient 'Fire-Code' Crowd Cheer Romney and Ryan in Virginia

    10/05/2012 8:09:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    There's definitely a fresh swagger in Mitt Romney's step after his pluperfect debate performance, but as the over-over-flow crowd that greeted he and his running mate in Fisherville VA will surely tell you, he's not the only one fired-up by that superb presentation of the conservative message at the University of Denver on Wednesday:  Trace Atkins warmed 'em up in Fisherville, and the NRA bestowed their endorsement upon the GOP presidential ticket... then the big boys hit the stage. And blogger/columnist Stacy McCain was on the scene first hand, once he fought his way on in, anyway: Last night’s...
  • Vas Is Das? U3 Unemployment Falls to 7.8% But U6 Unemployment Remains at 14.7%

    10/05/2012 8:01:19 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 21 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/05/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama is speaking at George Mason University today (traffic is insane!). He has a long awaited jobs one-liner: the U3 unemployment rate fell to 7.8%. He probably won’t mention that U6 unemployment, the more indicative measure of true unemployment, remained at 14.7%. This is due to a large increase in the number of workers working part time for economic reasons. Change in nonfarm payrolls rose by 114,000. Hardly comforting given the 12,088,000 unemployed. And remember that the survey of households uncovered an additional 800,000 jobs this month, 187,000 of which government workers. [This reminds me of the miraculous appearance...
  • Obama says: This debate is not over until I say it’s over!

    10/05/2012 7:42:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-5-2012 | MOTUS
    Some people credit Big Guy’s debate performance – or lack-there-of – to nothing more than a momentary brain fart. My turn? I’ll take “Who killed Osama” for $5000, Jim.Others think it was due to global warming or simply the fact that BO has to bear the weight of the world on his tiny little shoulders. (snip)Being on the campaign trail meant we could still use all of those smart repartees, witty comebacks and clever turns of phrase that didn’t occur to BO while he was standing face to shoes with Mitt Romney. Butt with the assistance of our Hollywood writers...
  • Radio Host Forced to Apologize for Telling the Truth about Muslim Immigrants [Australia]

    10/05/2012 7:34:47 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    frontpagemag.com\The Front ^ | Oct 5, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Racism or Factism? Australian edition. You decide.  Controversial broadcaster Alan Jones is under pressure to make a public apology after a court upheld a ruling that he incited hatred and vilified Lebanese Muslims “If ever there was a clear example that Lebanese males in their vast numbers not only hate our country and our heritage, this was it,” Mr Jones had said. “They simply rape, pillage and plunder a nation that’s taken them in.”In 2009 the tribunal ruled that the comments were “reckless hyperbole calculated to agitate and excite his audience”. Clearly it’s reckless hyperbole completely unsupported by the...
  • Shock Assassination In Narcoland; Son Of Prominent Politician Slain In Border Town

    10/05/2012 7:29:07 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 10/05/12 | Friends of Ours
    The 25-year-old son of the former head of Mexico's national Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has been assassinated in the border state of Coahuila as reported by Richard Fausset for the Los Angeles Times: "the body of Jose Eduardo Moreira Rodriguez was discovered by police late Wednesday on a rural road outside of Ciudad Acuńa -- across the Rio Grande from the west Texas town of Del Rio -- shortly after he was reported missing." Moreira was the oldest son of Humberto Moreira, the former governor of Coahuila, who resigned last December as the president of the PRI "after being embroiled...
  • Life expectancy up 29% under Obama

    10/05/2012 6:43:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 41 replies
    MSNBC | 10/5/12
    In a startling development, the Federal Health and Human Services Department announced this morning that the average life expectancy of Americans has jumped to 98, a 29% increase since 1983. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in an unscheduled news conference this morning, addressed a crowd of reporters and health professionals. "We are proud to announce that as a result of President Obama's and First Lady Michelle's efforts over the past four years, the average life expectancy has risen 29%, to the age of 98. Programs to ban large soft drinks, force school children to eat arugala, close-down Chick-fil-A restaurants, and add...
  • Dead Patriot Films Assaulted Reaches Funding Goal

    10/05/2012 6:31:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    kickstarter.com ^ | 5 October, 2012 | marktwain
    The Kickstarter web site shows that Dead Patriot Films has reached its funding goal for "Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire" This has the potential to become an iconic film about how California is and has historically deprived its citizens of the right to keep and bear arms. The goal for pledges to start the project was $65,000. That goal was reached nine hours ago. Current pledges stand at $71,140.
  • Halloween Display Catching Family In Web Of Controversy (Barry & Joe in a spider's web)

    10/05/2012 6:16:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KRLD-AM ^ | October 3, 2012
    COLLEYVILLLE - The election season and Halloween have been joined together in a yard display that is drawing attention in Colleyville. The display features spiders big enough for a human to ride on. Spiderwebs cover much of the front yard. The scariest element though, may be the political and racial overtones some are conferring. This is the sixth year Melissa Cruson and her husband Glenn have built an elaborate display for Halloween. And this year they decided to include what they called a political and financial circus. Caught in a giant spider web strung between two trees are likenesses of...
  • Getting Their Message Out

    10/05/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 2 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 10/4/2012 | Richard Williams
    In recent years, we've seen an increase in the number of articles and blog posts comparing Confederate soldiers to Nazis. It is an intellectually dishonest comparison with ideological and political motivations. Those promoting such an interpretation should be pleased with this bit of news . . .
  • The Obama Matrix

    10/05/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    WSJ Opinion ^ | 10-4-2012 | Editorial
    Liberals and the media are attempting to explain President Obama's anemic debate performance by claiming that he was merely "rusty" and out of practice, or he doesn't watch enough MSNBC, or he was consumed by the burdens of the office. Maybe it was all those security briefings he's not attending between the fundraisers and political rallies. ... For the first time, the carefully crafted campaign illusions that the President has constructed were exposed. Mitt Romney had the audacity to describe Mr. Obama's record and his own agenda in ways that the American public has rarely heard. The Obama Matrix collapsed...
  • Affordable Government and Other Impossibilities

    10/05/2012 4:39:25 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Affordable is a dangerous word. Loan sharks always advertise their services as affordable. So do all sorts of "Get It Now - Pay Later" businesses. If it's affordable, the cost is often hidden or it's not worth even its affordable cost. Often both. And that's because the easiest people to rip off are the people who can't afford things. They are the ones likely to get it now and then keep paying for it later even years after realizing that they didn't want it in the first place. We are now living in the age of affordable government where we...
  • Just Voted ROMNEY-RYAN, My Friends...

    10/05/2012 4:18:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 5, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Straight GOP right down the ballot... from president to dog-catcher! btw, voting absentee in a MAJOR battleground state, and damn proud to partake in the opening volley... ________________________________________________________________________ Hey Barry, that lil' debate spanky was just the beginning-  gonna to roll you to the curb!!! That's not just bluster: although some Republicans grew skittish watching Obama outspend Romney by as much as 50% on the airwaves to this point, RNC/Romney/Rove PAC money has mostly been saved for an all-out advertising assault in the closing weeks of the campaign ($200M+). While also many GOPers fret that Romney should have established a lead over such a lame candidate/record...
  • The Agony of Defeat

    10/05/2012 3:56:51 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 5 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 10-05-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    It was a long time coming but FINALLY Romney is showing some fire in the belly! It blazed in the first debate with Obama and it utterly flummoxed Obama and angered the democrats. It was a beautiful thing! Conservatives have been BEGGING for Romney to begin swinging hay-makers at Obama. Even more enjoyable than seeing Obama's lunch eaten by Romney was to see the deflation of the democrat spin doctors, pundits, and apologists. They had bought into their own PR and their own propaganda and when it turned out to be untrue, they were totally dumb-founded. Apparently, they actually believed...
  • Obama Didn’t Let Liberals Down, Liberalism Did

    10/04/2012 9:44:03 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/05/12 | CaroleL
    For the past twenty-four hours, the mainstream media and other supporters of President Barack Obama have been trying to figure out why their candidate lost Wednesday night's debate. Some blamed his professorial manner. Others blamed his body language. Al Gore even blamed the altitude in Denver. But the truth is Mr. Obama was not able to defend his record or make a case for extending his presidency because he, and those who support him, are just plain wrong. The president didn't let liberals down. The ideology they share with him did. Few if any have been better suited to carry...
  • Veteran PBS Newsman Jim Lerher Arrested

    10/04/2012 9:34:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 10/04/12 | Opiate of the People
    Long-time PBS anchor Jim Lerher was arrested today after being connected with an inflammatory broadcast which has incited verbal violence and unrest throughout the United States and Europe. The broadcast, which appeared unexpectedly over many US television stations, superficially seems to be a debate between US president Barack Obama and an unnamed other person, possibly the president's debate coach John Kerry. However, the incendiary and invidious intent of the presentation soon makes itself obvious. Mr. Lerher, who appears in the role of moderator, continually allows the opponent to berate and insult the president by citing the latter's record as chief...