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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 ^ | 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
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...