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  • Fact checking the fact checkers.

    10/06/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/6/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Fact-checking is evolving from a newspaper dominated activity to a favorite sport on the Internet. After all, all it takes is a computer and a search engine. One of the most popular activities is fact-checking the fact-checkers in the media. I thought I would give it a go after reading the fact-checkers at FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a blatantly Liberal organization. This should not surprise anyone since higher ed lists so far Left that Columbia Professor Nicholas De Genova only made news on the Right when he proclaimed "The only...
  • U.S. Jobs Deficit Improves by 1,000 in September

    10/06/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 6, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    Measuring Relevance:: The U.S. Jobs Deficit declined by 73,000 in September, however since it increased by 72,000 just one month prior, the result was a net improvement of an entire 1,000 jobs since July.- By: Larry Walker, Jr. - The ever elusive jobs deficit rose from 11,760,000 in July to 11,832,000 in August, and then pulled back to 11,759,000 based on yesterday’s Employment Situation Report. Employers added 114,000 jobs for the month, while the July and August figures were revised upward by 86,000. Thus, the U.S. realized a net gain of an even 200,000 Nonfarm jobs in September. And, since...
  • Mix It Up Schools

    10/06/2012 1:06:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Mix It Up Schools Plan to participate in National Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 30, 2012. Add your school to the Mix It Up Map! A note about the AFA's bullying campaign against Mix It Up.Zoom in on the map to see which schools are participating. Number of schools committed to Mix It Up at Lunch Day: 2416Number of schools named as Mix It Up Model Schools (orange icons on map): 73 Counties with most participating schools Los Angeles, CA has 72 schools Maricopa, AZ has 52 schools Cook, IL has 45 schools Harris, TX has...
  • Debate lie detector results

    10/06/2012 12:45:50 PM PDT · by rawcatslyentist · 14 replies
    http://netrightdaily.com ^ | Oct 5 2012 | Voice Analysis Technologies, LLC.
    Here are the results of the lie detector test conducted by Voice Analysis Technologies, LLC. Any questions on these results can be directed to them at Read more atNetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2012/10/debate-lie-detector-results/#ixzz28YPlsnbd
  • A Breath Of Fresh Air.

    10/06/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | October 6 2012 | Skip MacLure
    That whooshing sound you heard, after the first presidential debate on Wednesday night, was the collective exhalation of the breath of every Patriot Tea Party member in the nation. We’d all hoped that Mitt Romney would at least hold his own with the ‘Anointed One’, whose brilliance, we had been assured by the Lame Stream Press, eclipsed that of all mortal men. To my absolute delight, after the first few minutes, it became readily apparent that Mitt Romney not only had the effrontery to challenge the media messiah… he neatly filleted him… in a gentlemanly sort of way. It’s what...
  • Next Debate - President Obama Will Win with the Help of TOTUS.

    10/06/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 6, 2012 | D
    TOTUS will overcome all potential difficulties. Due to President Obama's less than exemplary performance at the Wednesday night debate, serious concerns have been raised that not providing him even one single teleprompter was unfair. It was unfair, particularly in view of his great reliance on TOTUS. The truth is that President Obama needs a teleprompter at all times, even during his solitary morning meditations on the throne in the family bathroom. Governor Romney, on the other hand, neither needs nor uses one for any purpose. Their styles are very different and for the debate to have favored Governor Romney's style...
  • Apparent Gaffes Explained

    10/06/2012 11:25:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Statements this past week by both the President and Vice-President that many are persuaded are gaffes were defended by Press Secretary Jay Carney. “President Obama's assertion that 'we don't believe anyone is entitled to success in this country' is not a defense of a failed economic policy as some are claiming,” Carney said. “It's a reaffirmation of the President's belief in the essential equality of all people. After all, is it really fair for some to succeed while others fail? Shouldn't government strive to level the playing field to prevent the more able or lucky from rising above others?” “Is...
  • Obama Economic Policies Exposed

    10/06/2012 11:16:18 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-05-12 | Warren Beatty
    Democrat/liberal/progressive (a very pejorative term) readers, when reading the following facts, will say “See” without thinking about the consequences for their favorite economic policy-maker, President Barack Hussein Hubris “kill list” Obama. What are these facts? I thought y’all would never ask. According to a September 12, 2012, Census Bureau report: Changes in income for the lowest two quintiles were not statistically significant, meaning the decline in 2010 of 1 percent was relatively unchanged. Income declined by about 1.5 percent for the middle and fourth quintiles. Income increased 1.9 percent for the highest quintile. So only the highest income earners saw...
  • Orwellian: Obama Campaign Now Tracking Email Addresses that Have Not Donated to Campaign

    10/06/2012 11:08:57 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/06/12 | Aurelius
    In yet another mass email to its supporters, the Obama campaign is again demanding money. However, the wording reveals a rather Orwellian secret: the campaign knows if you have donated or not based solely on the email address they are tracking. The email, from campaign manager Jim Messina, starts average enough. Messina touts the President and the money they've raised. For example, "more than 1.8 million Americans -- 567,044 of whom were first-time donors -- giving an average donation of just $53. And 98% of the donations were $250 and under." But things turn south very quickly. The email quickly...
  • Bill Maher Rips Obama’s Debate Performance: ‘Looked Like He Took My Million & Spent It All On Weed’

    10/06/2012 10:25:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 5, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    During his opening monologue tonight, Bill Maher admitted he was not happy with how President Obama did during his first big debate this week. He told his audience that Obama undeniably “sucked” during the debate, and surmised that the million dollars he gave to the campaign was probably spent on weed. Maher surmised that because Wednesday was Obama’s anniversary, “he apparently had the sex first and was completely spent” for the debate. He contrasted Romney looking “charged up” with Obama looking like Michael Jackson on diprivan. Maher admitted that Obama “sucked” during the debate, and made a joke referencing the...
  • Liberal Radio Has the DNC Song Sheet: Romney Only Won Because He's a 'Pathological Liar'

    10/06/2012 10:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 6, 2012 | Tim Graham
    In case anyone is in doubt that Liberal Talk Radio-land can display the tendency to all hit the same talking points, many liberal hosts all hit the same post-debate theme on Thursday: Mitt Romney only won because he shamelessly lied his face off. (They find it charming when Clinton does.) Al Sharpton was outraged, as if he never lied as he was callously spreading the Tawana Brawley racial hoax: “I think there is nothing admirable and applaud-able [?] about a man standing up 90 minutes and making his case by distortion and lies." The Reverend added: “Mitt Romney gave a...
  • Will Obama betray the U.S. in "October Surprise" deal with Iran?

    10/06/2012 10:04:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/6/2012 | Doug Book
    A former CIA operative and spy in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a deal has been struck between Barack Obama and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. According to Reza Kahlili, “Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency.” (1) Kahlili’s source for this story reports that a 3 member team of negotiators representing President Obama met this week with a Khamenei representative in Qatar. They asked that the Iranian leader “…announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election.” In...
  • Is there a superior brand or preparation of Gingko Biloba product to recommend to seasoned citizens?

    10/06/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT · by Tuanedge · 10 replies
    My "seasoned citizen" mom is concerned that she might be having memory issues, and feels that she's slow on the uptake on some things during conversations. In the past I've tried to recommend ginkgo to her, but she's resistant to try new things... but now, it seems she's willing to give gingko a shot. I understand some preparations are better than others, and I we sure the natural healing community on FR would have some recommends... My mom works here, she's not a member, but I'm going to send her a link to this thread, she'll read what you advise...~*Thank...
  • Obama Found 800K Work @ Home Independent Contractors-Doesn't Need FUNemployment Anymore

    10/06/2012 9:28:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-6-2012 | MOTUS
    Good news for Big Guy: Based on the newest household survey, unemployment dropped below 8% for the first time in 44 months!!! The answer of course lies with “mathamagicals.” Mathamagicals let you take a bad news day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile: Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Well it's you girl, and you should know it With each glance and every little movement you show it.(snip)This month for example, we focused on encouraging people who have been out of work for...
  • Romney Surges Ahead in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia

    10/06/2012 9:24:04 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/6/12 | Aurelius
    Republican challenger Mitt Romney has shot ahead of President Barack Obama in polls taken since Wednesday night's debate. In the debate, Mr. Romney won handily over Mr. Obama, who looked irritated and confused at times... In Colorado, both Gravis Marketing and McLaughlin & Associates, Mr. Romney now leads. Gravis's poll shows the GOP candidate with a 49.4-45.9% lead. McLaughlin shows a 50-46% lead for Mr. Romney. In Florida, WeAskAmerica and Rasmussen Reports show Mr. Romney with a multiple-point lead. According to Rasmussen, Romney leads 49-47%. WeAskAmerica has the numbers at 49-46%. In Virginia, again, WeAskAmerica and Rasmussen Reports show Mr....
  • The Real Debate: The Good Father vs. The Abandoned Son

    10/06/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-06-2012 | Roger L. Simon
    Forgive me for rehashing Wednesday night’s debate yet again, but some of the postmortems impel me to do so. I’m not talking about the comical excuses for Obama’s failure like the poor fellow who thought Mitt Romney was carrying a crib sheet and then had to admit it was a handkerchief. Or the well-known massage enthusiast who argued the difference between the candidates was due to the Denver altitude as if this were not a presidential debate but an abruptly scheduled NBA doubleheader. No, I’m talking about the more serious explanations for the president’s incompetence – that Obama was either...
  • U.S. Launches 'Flagship Project' to Reform Mexican Justice System

    10/06/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 19 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Continued modernization of the Mexican criminal justice system purportedly will help stem "the drug-fueled violence that has threatened citizens on both sides of the border," according to the Obama Administration. Obama through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) consequently has launched a new program called the Mexico Promoting Justice Project, also known as PROJUST, which will attempt system reform in several Mexican states. PROJUST will infuse an unspecified level of additional taxpayer dollars to "support comprehensive criminal justice reform that adheres to Mexican and international human rights standards implemented at state and federal levels." USAID/Mexico seeks to enhance broader...
  • OH Real-Time Election Simulation (Romney 50.11% Obama 49.89%) Methodology Included

    10/06/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT · by parksstp · 8 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 2012-10-06 | Parksstp
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhTof708DeHWdFJFUm1KSTAzMFZaeGJoal9Ob1EwV0E This is probably the most detailed simulation I’ve ran, since I was easily able to find the latest voter data at the OH Secretary of State site. Basically, what I’ve done is run a simulation for all of OH’s 88 counties and the percentages Romney and Obama need for each county to have a shot at the state. Romney: 2,781,909 / 50.11% Obama: 2,769,785 / 49.89% Total Votes: 5,551,694
  • Too Little, Too Late: the FBI finally gets access to the murder scene in Benghazi

    10/06/2012 8:06:13 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | October 6th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Three weeks after the attacks on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya the FBI finally arrived on the scene under the protection of the U.S. Military, most likely Marines. The crime scene was pretty much looted before the team arrived. The three week delay is being spun as American and Libyans officials declared the area unsafe and that the FBI was in fear of its own safety, which begs the question, do they have an office in Detroit? The visit was conducted in secret, with a military escort as not to alert terrorist to their presence. In the meantime Libyan...
  • Well, that's what happens with an affirmative-action debate team...

    10/06/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 40 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    The first debate is over. Obama had his hat handed to him by Mitt. James Taranto, in an excellent piece in the WSJ this week, suggests that Obama's failure was inevitable, because he's been coddled, pampered by the MSM for more than 4 years, and thus the first time he faced an articulate, prepared, challenger, Obama wasn't ready. The problem with this argument is that it suggests that next time Obama will be much better prepared, bring his A-game. What if that's just plain wrong? What if what we saw Wednesday night is the best that Obama has to offer?
  • Joel Gilbert Really Is Lying To You (Dreams From My Real Father)

    10/06/2012 7:27:23 AM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 23 replies
    Barackryphal ^ | 10/06/12 | Loren Collins
    "Dreams From My Real Father" is one giant hoax continues... (Title and graphic inspired by Joel Gilbert) At the end of my last post, I mentioned that I had two developments in my research on Joel Gilbert that came too late to be included in my initial series on him and his movie, and so I would be following up with those two. This is the first of those developments. In Part 5 of my series, "Joel Gilbert's Phantom Evidence", I discussed a number of claims that don't actually appear in Dreams From My Real Father, but which Joel Gilbert...
  • JACK WELCH REFUSES TO BACK DOWN ON UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS IN FIERY EXCHANGE WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS

    10/06/2012 7:21:45 AM PDT · by Snuph · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 6, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    In a heated debate with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch doubled-down on his claim that the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey released Friday, which showed a spike in employment and a drop in the unemployment metric from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, is bogus. Welch explained his rationale to the MSNBC host: “We had 600,000 government jobs added in the last two months. We had 873,00 jobs by a household survey — which is a total estimate — from 50,000 phone calls. Of those, 600,000 were temporary workers. Chris, these numbers are all a series of...
  • Millennials Largely Oppose Affirmative Action

    10/06/2012 6:38:59 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 7 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | October 6, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    With the Supreme Court due to consider Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin this coming week, cases for and against affirmative action have been dominating the education news cycle. The progressive Century Foundation recently issued a report arguing that the Supreme Court will likely greatly restrict racial preferences in college admissions. Instead, argue the liberal authors, it’s time to use class-based admissions policies and other indirect ways to create “diversity” on campus. You can read my recent blog entry, “Racial Preferences Under Review,” for more details on this Supreme Court case and The Century Foundation’s proposals. A recent poll...
  • Wild and Crazy Steve Martin in Bizarre Video Endorsement of Bob Kerrey

    10/06/2012 6:29:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 6, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Actor and comedian Steve Martin is a wild and crazy guy so it is no surprise that he would make a bizarre political endorsement. In this case the endorsement was for Bob Kerrey who is running for the senate seat from Nebraska. However, Steve Martin does not once mention Bob Kerrey or anything political in the "endorsement." Instead, Martin in the guise of a home crafts expert shows us how to make a wad of paper. Your humble correspondent found the advice on how to make a wad of paper quite useful. In fact, for years I have struggled to...
  • Are You More Employed Than You Were 4 Years Ago?

    10/06/2012 6:09:47 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 7 replies
    October 6, 2012 | moi
    Romney needs to craft a commercial asking this question to rebut the phony employment numbers being released by The Dumb's Bureau of Lies and Spin. You may be unemployed because of The Won, or you might be working two or three jobs because of The Won. The question gets to the heart of the debate.
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Wind from the East

    10/06/2012 5:21:14 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 05, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF The Yalta Conference briefing book stated that the United States did not favor any Chinese political faction, but only “a broadly representative government which will bring about internal unity, including reconcilement of Kuomintang-Communist differences.” In an echo familiar from countless modern-day speeches about American allies in the Middle East, political reform was touted as the best defense against Communism. And by political reform, Truman meant bringing the Communists into the government for a peaceful and unified China. American aid to the Nationalists was explicitly conditioned on their acceptance of that form of peace and unity. Political...
  • Study: ‘Green’ cars might cause as much or more pollution than gas cars

    10/06/2012 4:53:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 5, 2012 | Jessica Stanton
    Electric cars might cause as much or more pollution than conventional gas vehicles, according to researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. According to a study published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, “the production phase of electric vehicles proved substantially more environmentally intensive” than the production process for traditional gas-powered cars. Specifically, the study found that electric car factories can emit more toxic waste than gas-burning car factories. And greenhouse gas emissions rise exponentially if coal is used to produce the electricity necessary to charge “green” vehicles, according to the study. The researchers compared the overall life-cycle...
  • First Post-Debate Poll Brings FIVE POINT Bounce for Romney

    10/06/2012 4:35:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 6, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Whoomp there it is: polling results just up at the National Journal, comparing samples taken on Tuesday vs Thursday, book-ending the debate night: Tues Oct 2: Obama 49   Romney 45    Obama +4  Thurs Oct 4: Obama 46  Romney 47   Romney +1  (Clarus Research/590 Likely Voters/4% margin-for-error) Anxiously awaiting more of the same... Another interesting development is absentee ballot requests: as noted at Ace of Spades, Iowa is running a D+77,000 margin at this point in time. Yet while the media keeps telling us this is gonna be 2008-The-Sequel, ballot requests were at D+100k just a week ago, and the trend ain't their friend  Democrats enjoyed a +150k...
  • New Unemployment Rate A Political Fraud

    10/06/2012 4:30:06 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 46 replies
    Steven Birn Speaks ^ | 10/05/12 | Steven Birn
    The media will no doubt trumpet the new 7.8% unemployment rate as evidence that Obama’s policies are working. Unfortunately the new 7.8% figure is a political fraud. The numbers don’t add up. The government claims 114,000 jobs were added last month, which isn’t all that great of a number. This resulted in a 0.3% drop in unemployment? That isn’t believable in the least. The ranks of the unemployed decreased by 456,000 last month. Well wait a minute, how does that figure decrease by so much when only 114,000 new jobs were created? The government is tossing 340,000+ people out of...
  • ObamaNation: Teleprompter Edition

    10/06/2012 3:01:10 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 1 replies
    Capitol Commentary ^ | 10/06/12 | Harrison Price
  • Don't Allow Yourself To Be Caught Up In The Thick Of Thin Things

    10/06/2012 2:49:51 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/06/12 | Sherman Broder
    There is a talk show host where I come from that likes to warn his listeners not to get caught up in the thick of thin things. By this, he means, don't get sucked into a debate about insignificant but sexy issues and then lose sight of the really important ones. This is especially good advice in the political campaign season because politicians and their handlers love to find a sexy molehill and then spin it into a mountain. A case in point is Mitt Romney's wealth (Breaking: Mitt Romney Still Filthy Rich) or Ann Romney's horseback riding (MS and...
  • Korea Tense As Kim Jong-un Defects

    10/06/2012 12:44:39 AM PDT · by GeronL · 32 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 10-06-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – SEOUL, South Korea – A suspected North Korean soldier who killed his platoon and company commanders before crossing the border into South Korea has been identified as Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. South Korean authorities now say that Kim Jong-un was a puppet all along for a small cabal of military leaders. The defection of Kim Jong-un from North Korea is a serious blow to that hermit kingdom, leaving the survival of the communist state in serious doubt. Kim Jong-un has reportedly told Seoul authorities that the real political power in the country are...
  • Dems Scramble to Explain Obama Debate Defeat

    10/05/2012 11:25:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 44 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Going into this week's first presidential debate Democrats were confident that the most brilliant man to ever hold the office would easily trounce his challenger. However, 67% of voters who saw the debate judged Romney to have won. Only 25% saw Obama as the winner. Obama campaign strategist, David Axelrod blamed debate moderator Jim Lehrer for allowing Romney “too much leeway. Time after time the President was left to fend for himself against repeated attacks on his policies. Lehrer failed to come to the President's aid despite numerous opportunities to do so.” Axelrod expressed the hope that “our other friends...
  • Mitt Romney is worth $250 million. Why so little? (Here's a new tack)

    10/05/2012 11:24:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 5, 2012 | William D. Cohan
    Mitt Romney is indisputably a very rich man. And if he is elected president on Nov. 6, he will become one of the wealthiest people ever to hold the office. But exactly how wealthy is Romney? The figure that gets tossed around is $250 million in net worth — meaning the total value of his assets, financial and others, minus any debts. It’s a big number, but frankly, it seems low. Given the industry in which he made his fortune (private equity), the era when he made it (the 1980s and 1990s) and the wealth of his peers in that...
  • New Hampshire Resident: ‘Obama Couldn’t Run A Lemonade Stand’

    10/05/2012 10:09:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney is a part-time resident of this tiny state, and his fiscally conservative, socially moderate tenure as governor of neighboring Massachusetts once seemed a good match for New Hampshire’s independent and libertarian-leaning electorate. Yet, Romney trails President Barack Obama in polls here, as he does in most other presidential battlegrounds, despite spending considerable time and money to lock up the state’s four Electoral College votes...
  • 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...