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  • Obama’s golf outing after Foley beheading was a huge mistake

    08/24/2014 6:58:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    It is hard to fathom what Obama is doing or thinking. No explanation comes close to being satisfactory. With fellow Democrats faulting him, and with threats to America multiplying, it is impossible to excuse his conduct on the grounds of ignorance. If he only knows what the public sees, that would be more than enough to develop a strategy. Indeed, it’s possible his military advisers are going public with terrifying claims about the terrorist group because they, too, are alarmed by his passivity. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, normally low-key, said of the Islamic State: “This is beyond anything that...
  • Hillary's tin ear.

    08/11/2014 4:54:46 AM PDT · by chuck07852 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 August 2014 | Rick Moran
    In an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, Hillary Clinton made some uncharacteristically harsh comments about President Obama's foreign policy.
  • OOPS: BROWNLEY USES GERMAN LUFTWAFFE UNIFORM IN MAILER TO CONSTITUENTS

    08/06/2014 3:02:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Aug 2014 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    Several "concerned local veterans" have reportedly pointed out that Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) of the 26th congressional district sent a political mailer to her constituents in July that featured a stock photo of a "veteran" wearing a hat bearing a German Lutwaffe insignia, according to the Daily Caller. "The photograph is likely a purchased stock photo of a model in a costume contrived from various emblems to look like an official naval uniform. However it is clearly not an American Navy uniform, or that of any U.S. military branch," said Brownley's opponent, Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) in a press...
  • Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day

    06/16/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn't ours. Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just kidding. So far the only cable coverage has been on Fox News. Of course, this reminds us of the 2008 DNC where any kind of flag was hard to find. You know, until we found them....
  • Prisoner Swap Blows Up on WH (Obama sends top aide to mollify Senate Dems)

    06/03/2014 6:39:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    The Obama administration has apologized for bypassing Congress before it released senior Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay as part of a controversial prisoner exchange. The expression of regret was a major shift for the White House, which had previously offered a defiant defense on why it could not adhere to the notification provisions of a 2013 law. SNIP White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said Monday that Congress knew well in advance that the president might release detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for Bergdahl. “We’ve been consulting with members of Congress about this effort, including the potential transfer of...
  • Behind the White House Leak of the CIA Agent’s Name Is a Real Story

    05/28/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | May 27, 2014 | Sara Noble and Gary Spina
    According to the AP, a CIA agent’s name was leaked by the White House . The AP calls it an “embarrassing flub” even though it was a crime when an aide in the Bush administration leaked the name of part-time agent Valerie Plame. What’s given little attention in the story is the fact that the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story sent his copy to the White House to be checked for “accuracy.” ... First of all, any reporter worth his salt would not depend on the subject he’s reporting on to verify accuracy. That’s just crazy. He’d make...
  • ‘Whoops!’ Did White House inadvertently publicly identify CIA station chief in Kabul?

    05/25/2014 5:35:28 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan on Sunday. There is now buzz that the White House revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul to a pool of reporters:
  • Why The Feds Chickened Out On A Nevada Ranch

    04/12/2014 10:31:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 297 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-12-2014 | Kevin McCullough
    Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it's outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled...
  • New Dell Laptops Stink Like Cat Urine

    11/01/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 33 replies
    Product Design and Development ^ | November 1, 2013 | Bree Fowler
    People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. Some of them said on the company's online customer forums that the odor seems to be coming from the keyboard or palm rest. The Round Rock, Texas, company originally advised buyers through its forums to try cleaning their keyboards with a soft cloth or compressed air, but the smell persisted. "The machine is great, but it smells as if it was assembled near a tomcat's litter box," wrote a customer using the handle "three west" on a Dell...
  • Another Obamacare glitch: Data center shuts down

    10/27/2013 4:40:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 6:51 PM ET | Reuters
    A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, the U.S. government said, in the latest problem for the "Obamacare'' rollout. Verizon's Terremark operates the data center behind a federal system for determining eligibility for government subsidies to buy insurance nationwide and hosts HealthCare.gov, the website that makes insurance available in 36 of the 50 states. The data center experienced a failure on Sunday that led it to lose network connectivity, Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Joanne Peters said. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
  • 'So much wrong': Aetna CEO blasts Obamacare tech debacle

    10/15/2013 5:26:50 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 14, 2013 | Dan Mangan
    Aetna's CEO gave a harshly critical review Monday of the federal government's Obamacare marketplace, saying, "There's so much wrong, you just don't know what's broken until you get a lot more of it fixed." Asked on CNBC's "Squawk Box" if he knew that the rollout of Healthcare.gov would be problematic, the insurer's CEO, Mark Bertolini, said his giant company's role as an alpha tester for the system gave it a sense of how many problems the health insurance marketplace faced on the eve of its launch. "We were pretty nervous as we got further along," Bertolini said. "As they started...
  • Walmart shelves in Springhill, Mansfield, cleared in EBT glitch

    10/13/2013 8:39:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 143 replies
    MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) - Shelves in Walmart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA were reportedly cleared Saturday night, when the stores allowed purchases on EBT cards even though they were not showing limits. Additional Links Computer issue, not government shutdown, likely cause of EBT card failures The chaos that followed ultimately required intervention from local police, and left behind numerous carts filled to overflowing, apparently abandoned when the glitch-spurred shopping frenzy ended. Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Walmart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says...
  • Mattress Firm Commercial ["I Made an 8 year mistake"; applies to the USA]

    10/05/2013 5:33:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2013 | a genius copywriter
    Published on Aug 7, 2013 Mattress Firm Commercial
  • Putin Didn't Save Obama, He Beat Him

    09/10/2013 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 197 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Sep 10, 2013 | Lee Smith
    Maybe Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin really did discuss the idea of putting Syrian chemical weapons under international control last week on the sidelines of the G20 conference. Putin sure doesn’t care that Obama’s taking credit for the proposal, or that the administration is posturing like a Mob enforcer. “The only reason why we are seeing this proposal,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney, “is because of the U.S. threat of military action.” Right, Putin is laughing to himself. Whatever. If Obama wants to sell it like a Christmas miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue that’s fine with Putin, because Putin won....
  • Putin Takes Advantage of Kerry Blunder

    09/09/2013 12:32:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/9/2013 | John Nolte
    In what looks like an off-the-cuff blunder, Secretary of State John Kerry might have accidentally given Russian President Vladmir Putin the opportunity to muddy the international diplomatic waters and buy his friends in Syria some time. During a press briefing on Monday, Kerry said that Assad could avoid American air strikes by giving up all his chemical weapons within a week. Within hours, the State Department was forced to walk Kerry's new red line back with the claim that he was making a "rhetorical argument about the impossibility and unlikelihood of Assad turning over chemical weapons he has denied he...
  • Obama Blew it; Chemical Weapons have Certainly been Moved

    09/02/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 43 replies
    Vanity | 9/2/2013 | Self
    How did Obama blow it regarding Syria's chemical weapons? He opened his mouth. When Obama opened his mouth, the internet relayed his words to Syria and the Syrians have certainly moved them away from sight. Obama should not have said anything until he had approval from Congress if he was going to deal with them directly. Too late now, Obama blew it by opening his mouth.
  • Obama backing the wrong Syrian rebels

    08/31/2013 9:46:39 AM PDT · by Scooter100 · 9 replies
    WND | 29 Aug 2013
    Good interview and worth listening to. Obama is actively backing the radical Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaida elements (approx. 20,000 strong) of the rebellion while leaving the Free Syrian Army (approx. 800,000 strong) high and dry, warns retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely. Listen to radio interview at http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/general-obamas-backing-wrong-syrian-rebels/
  • Obama Remark Is Complicating Military Trials

    07/13/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 13, 2013 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — When President Obama proclaimed that those who commit sexual assault in the military should be “prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged,” it had an effect he did not intend: muddying legal cases across the country. In at least a dozen sexual assault cases since the president’s remarks at the White House in May, judges and defense lawyers have said that Mr. Obama’s words as commander in chief amounted to “unlawful command influence,” tainting trials as a result. Military law experts said that those cases were only the beginning and that the president’s remarks were certain...
  • Miss Utah Falls Apart While Answering An Easy Question About Women Earning Less Than Men

    06/17/2013 9:09:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/17/2013 | Julia La Roche
    Miss Utah Marissa Powell, who looked stunning in a white strapless evening gown at the Miss USA pageant, bombed her final onstage question last night at the Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star/Miss USA judge NeNe Leakes asked Powell, who was named the most photogenic at the pageant, to answer the following question: "A recent report shows that in 40% of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?" This is a great question, and something you'd expect...
  • NY Times: The Deeper Blame for Benghazi

    05/14/2013 12:19:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 13, 2013 | ETHAN CHORIN
    THE spectacle in Washington over the terrorist attack last Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya, is focusing on the wrong thing. The biggest American failure wasn’t in the tactical mistakes about security at the diplomatic mission where Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died. It lay in thinking that an intervention in Libya would be easier or less costly than it has proved to be — a judgment that led the United States to think it could go in light, get out fast and focus on the capital, Tripoli, without paying enough attention to Libya’s eastern provinces, where the...
  • Beantown shutdown a big mistake

    04/24/2013 4:34:56 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4-24-2013 | Ilana Freedman
    The shutdown of Boston during the search for the Marathon bombers was symptomatic of a country that still has a lot to learn about dealing with terrorism. Shutting down an entire city to find two people is not only absurd and extraordinarily costly, it feeds right into the hands of terrorists, who study our responses and plan their next attacks accordingly. Yes, to the casual observer, Boston’s reaction seemed to send a message to other would-be terrorists that we are vigilant and seriously committed to keeping America safe. Boston’s initial response to the bombing was excellent, saving countless lives. Then...
  • White House Botches Schwarzkopf Statement

    12/28/2012 9:13:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/28/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House Thursday botched a written statement honoring the 1991 Gulf War hero General Norman Schwarzkopf, having to upgrade it from a “statement by the press secretary” to one by the president.(Snip)While the nation and the Schwarzkopf family were surely gratified to have Jay Carney honor General Schwarzkopf on their behalf, someone in the White House with a decent sense of history – or just a decent sense of propriety – must have belatedly realized that the man who cleared Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and gave the United States victory in war deserved a mention
  • PSY Christmas Show Bombs

    12/26/2012 9:49:55 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 26, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor
    The 31st annual “Christmas in Washington” concert shown on the TNT cable network December 21 suffered a dramatic 25% loss in viewers from the previous year, according to Nielsen Media Research. The 2011 cablecast of “Christmas in Washington” drew 1.5 million viewers. The 2012 showing had only 1.136 million viewers. The concert, traditionally attended by the President and his family, drew international attention over the scheduled appearance by Gangnam Style rapper PSY (given name Park Jae-sang) when it was revealed the South Korean entertainer had made highly inflammatory anti-American performances the previous decade. In an insult to America’s troops and...
  • Dick Armey Blasts Losing GOP: They Said “Stupid Things”

    12/10/2012 10:19:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 10 Dec 2012 10:05 AM | (Newsmax Wires)
    The Republican Party and stupid statements by some candidates are to blame for GOP losses in last month’s congressional elections, the former leader of a tea party group said Monday. Dick Armey, who until recently led the conservative group FreedomWorks, said some GOP candidates said “stupid things” that party leaders should have taught them to avoid saying. He said Republicans had a lot of candidates who did “dumb things” during their campaigns. Armey, a former Republican House majority leader from Texas, did not specifically mention controversial comments about rape by GOP Senate candidates in Indiana and Missouri that contributed to...
  • Petraeus: ‘I Screwed Up Royally’

    11/29/2012 2:07:41 PM PST · by GalaxyAB · 45 replies
    CBS DC ^ | November 29 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus reveals that he “screwed up royally” in having an affair with his biographer.
  • Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage (MSM black out)

    11/20/2012 7:15:14 AM PST · by yoe · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 19, 2012 | Nile Gardiner
    It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every chance the second term will be more of the same. On his trip to Asia this week, President Obama struggled to pronounce the name of...
  • Did the Web Lead Obama Astray?

    10/27/2012 10:05:17 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Otober 26, 2012 | Mickey Kaus
    Mickey’s Assignment Desk–Ben Smith, We Have Your Next Column! Why has Obama’s public campaign been so ineffective for the past month? Couldn’t someone digitally sophisticated and untanked–e.g. Buzzfeed‘s Ben Smith–make a good argument that the President was led astray by the overhyped reality and promise of Internet Politics. Specifically, a) he exaggerated the power of his Web-friendly left wing; b) he overestimated the force of attack lines the Web-friendly left wing would find convincing, like pointing out, when discussing Iran in Debate #3, that Romney had once “invested in a Chinese state oil company that was doing business with the...
  • Laughing Obama Tells Jon Stewart Murder of 4 Americans In Benghazi "Not Optimal"

    10/22/2012 12:26:30 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Benghazi-gate: The president reveals a disturbing callousness toward our war dead on yet another talk show. When will he tell jihadists to stop clinging to their guns and religion and fearing people not like them? During the second presidential debate President Obama told challenger Mitt Romney that he found suggestions that he and his administration were covering up the truth about the terrorist attack on Benghazi for political reasons "offensive." He said he was the one who had to greet the coffins when they came home. Then they deserve more honor, respect and protection than they were given by their...
  • The Great Binder Blunder

    10/19/2012 2:51:14 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/19/12 | Mark Steyn
    So the other morning a reader e-mails me a picture of a handful of women demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Ohio Republican party — in what we expert analysts round about this point in the quadrennial election cycle like to call the critical battleground of the Buckeye State. The women each wore two giant pieces of cardboard, front and back. Ah, I thought, a timely protest. These activists understand that, with Obama’s flatline economy drifting inexorably to a $20 trillion federal debt, we’ll soon be living in cardboard shacks in shantytowns in the parking lot of the bankrupt Solyndra...
  • NBC Reports The Death of Astronaut Neil… Young.

    08/26/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT · by djone · 13 replies
    Maybe NBC wallows in loony tunes liberal propaganda because its personnel lacks the competence required for factual reporting. For example: NBC News was one of the first to learn of the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong on Saturday, but instead announced the death of astronaut Neil… Young. “Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82,” read the NBC News headline shortly after 3 pm EST, which was tweeted out and picked up by thousands of others before it was changed. As a refresher, Neil Young is a 66-year-old rock star who is very much alive.
  • Obama supporters in birtherism-banner blunder

    08/26/2012 8:34:51 AM PDT · by opentalk · 45 replies
    wnd ^ | August 25, 2012
    2nd 'potatoe' moment this week for campaign in Ohio If Barack Obama carries the key swing state of Ohio in November, it won’t be because he and his supporters know how to spell. Today, at a Republican rally in Powell, Ohio, an airplane pulling a banner attempted to capitalize on Mitt Romney’s “joke” yesterday in Michigan about not needing to show his birth certificate. The Democrats have responded by accusing Romney of having joined the “birthers,” and the airplane banner continued that theme. Unfortunately, the supporters who sponsored the banner – MoveOn.org, as reported by a Los Angeles Times reporter...
  • NBCNews.com Screws Up, Reports Astronaut ‘Neil Young’ Dies

    08/25/2012 1:57:17 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 53 replies
    mediabistro ^ | 8 25 12
    While I gave NBC News credit for breaking the news of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s death, someone at NBCNews.com screwed up big time with this headline, confusing Neil Armstrong and Neil Young: No, Neil Young was not an astronaut, and is not dead. The current version of the story has the following correction: “Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included the wrong name in the headline.”
  • Say goodnight, Todd Akin

    08/19/2012 8:01:18 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 309 replies
    No wonder Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill wanted to run against Rep. Todd Akin, even investing in his GOP primary victory two weeks ago by spending $2 million on ads that described him as “too conservative.’’ Missouri Republicans saw that as a plus, just as she’d hoped. But after his Sunday comment that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy, even some in the GOP are calling for him to step aside. The Republican lawmaker was trying to explain why he opposes abortion in cases of rape, but instead marched straight into the tar pits, where he will hopefully serve as a...
  • Networks That Fawned Over Obama's World Tour Mock Romney's International 'Blunders'

    08/03/2012 8:35:19 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 02, 2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Mitt Romney's week-long international trip resulted in unrelentingly negative coverage from the big three broadcast networks, a stark change from the glowing press awarded to then-candidate Barack Obama's world tour in 2008. While "MSM" pr0mod Obama rock star (from the Associated Press: "It's not only Obama's youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic...."), Romney endured a focus on gaffes and the trivial.
  • The White House blunders again over the Churchill bust (White House lied)

    07/29/2012 3:48:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    telegraph ^ | Last updated: July 29th, 2012 | Nile Gardiner
    As Telegraph readers will recall, one of the earliest actions of the Obama presidency when it came to office in 2009 was to return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to the British Embassy, an extraordinary move considering the huge admiration for the wartime leader on both sides of the Atlantic. Tim Shipman, The Sunday Telegraph’s Washington correspondent at the time (now Deputy Political Editor at The Daily Mail), was the first to break the story: A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's...
  • Wreck-It Barack Column: Unscripted Moments Damage Obama’s Carefully Built Image

    07/28/2012 11:08:26 AM PDT · by parisa · 27 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | July 27, 2012 5:00 am | Matthew Continetti
    One cannot help noticing the struggle between Barack Obama’s natural instincts and the serene and benevolent persona he projects to the world. Beneath the visage of a cosmetically populist, post-racial, post-partisan reformer who wants to “perfect” America and to have “millionaires and billionaires” “pay their fair share” is just another condescending, self-important, sarcastic, academic liberal Democrat, who believes in false consciousness and in scholastic theories that success in life can be attributed to birth or luck or community but not to individual effort and grit. Obama may be talented at self-fashioning, but he cannot maintain his public face constantly. The...
  • Sandusky Investigation Botched Under Pa. Gov. Corbett

    07/27/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 40 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7-26-12 | Chris Freind
    It is Corbett himself who is most guilty of hesitating. Hesitating as then-attorney general to appropriately staff the Jerry Sandusky investigation, and hesitating for years to make an arrest, both of which jeopardized children. That hesitation, and Corbett’s stonewalling, has created an intense firestorm.
  • Brian Ross of ABC Takes Heat for Another Blunder

    07/22/2012 12:14:23 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    n television journalism, few reporters are as controversial as Brian Ross of ABC News. The investigative correspondent has landed major scoops and won prestigious awards for his reporting on the Peace Corps, Solyndra, and U.S. antiterrorism efforts — to name just a few. And yet, he has also produced more high-level haphazard reporting than perhaps any other reporter on television. Ross came under attack again Friday when he reported that James Holmes, the suspect of today’s theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., may have connections to the tea party — basing that on a single web page that listed an Aurora-based...
  • J.C. Penney stock crashes with news of gay marriage support

    07/19/2012 3:25:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 240 replies
    afa ^ | July 17, 2012
    Simply put, people are not shopping at J.C. Penney. AFA and OneMillionMoms are showing success in the effort to educate people to Penney's aggressive national campaign to promote "gay" marriage. The company is going downhill fast. Since February, the company stock has lost more than half its value, and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its credit rating on J.C. Penney Co. further into "junk" status.Snapshot of J.C. Penney under same-sex marriage crusade February 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 JCP announces Ellen DeGeneres as their new spokesperson. JCP launches catalog ad featuring two "gay" moms. JCP launches catalog...
  • Obama wedding registry fund-raising strategy not a hit with brides (a total flop)

    07/16/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 16, 2012 | Chuck Bennett and Gerry Shields
    President Obama’s bizarre marriage-theme fund-raising scheme — where he asks couples to request campaign donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts — has been a total flop. The desperate initiative, dubbed “the Event Registry,” is being mocked by event planners and couples — and shows how desperate the Obama campaign is to keep up with GOP contender Mitt Romney’s fund-raising. Campaign officials launched the initiative in late June, the same month Obama raised just $71 million compared to Romney’s $100 million. So far, “the Event Registry” has been all but ignored on social-media sites — even though Facebook,...
  • Wisconsin-sized polling error could mask Romney sweep of battleground states

    06/08/2012 3:16:08 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Meagan Clark and Gage Smith
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney would collect at least 72 of the 110 electoral votes available in eight battleground states if President Barack Obama’s current polling numbers, as reported by The Huffington Post, are overstated by a mere one percent. Romney would win that electoral majority in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin if there is a one percent undercount and if undecided voters there split evenly between Romney and Obama. That would give the former Massachusetts Gov. at least 253 — just a few votes shy of the 270 he will need to claim the White...
  • Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant 'Polish death camp' remark

    05/30/2012 4:18:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles. In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months earlier he humiliated Warsaw by pulling out of the agreement over Third Site missile defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. And last night Barack Obama caused huge offence in Poland by referring to a Nazi death camp in Poland as “a Polish death camp” while awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom...
  • Poles Demand Obama Apology For "Polish Death Camps" Comment

    05/29/2012 5:12:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 158 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Rosie Gray
    The president referred to “Polish death camps” while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom to Polish professor Jan Karski, a hero of the anti-Nazi resistance. Poles believe they're blamed unfairly for the Nazi Holocaust, and the Foreign Minister led the outrage in a late night tweet. The remark, which barely drew notice in America, is all over the Polish news today. On the country's largest television station:
  • J.C. Penney stock sinks on falling sales

    05/16/2012 5:27:00 PM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | May 16, 2012 | Maureen Farrell
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- J.C. Penney gave investors two reasons to ditch the stock: the retailer said Tuesday that it is suspending its dividend and that sales are dropping dramatically. The budget-conscious chain said same-store sales dropped roughly 19% in the first quarter of 2012.
  • J.C. Penney swings to loss, suspends dividend (Thanks to Ellen Degeneres...)

    05/15/2012 4:57:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 5/15/12 | Andria Cheng
    J.C. Penney Co., which is making major pricing and merchandising changes, said Tuesday that it swung to a first-quarter loss that was larger than expected and that it no longer expects to meet its previous profit forecast for the year. -snip- The net loss was $163 million, or 75 cents a share, compared with a profit of $64 million or 28 cents a share a year earlier. Sales in the quarter ended April 28 fell 20% to $3.15 billion.
  • Nine horrendous Obama decisions Mitt Romney would never have made

    04/30/2012 10:08:43 AM PDT · by sthguard · 179 replies
    Cain's Solutions Revolution ^ | April 30, 2012 | Herman Cain
    As we move into the general election campaign, with Mitt Romney facing Barack Obama in the presidential race, it’s important not to lose perspective on the very real differences between the two. That starts with the recognition that Obama has made some astonishingly ill-conceived decisions as president, and that Romney would never have done these things. During a party’s nominating process for president – of which I was a part on the Republican side in this cycle – candidates do everything they can to differentiate themselves from each other. As the candidates focus on these differences and the media plays...
  • Obama Makes the Wrong Call on Oil Speculation (Speculator are NOT to blame for rising oil prices)

    04/27/2012 4:55:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 04/27/2012 | By BRUCE BARTLETT
    Lately, speculators have come under attack by Barack Obama. The president blames them for raising prices on oil and gasoline, and he has proposed new restrictions on oil traders. But this is a wrong turn on the road to a healthy economy. Back in 1958, onion farmers were concerned that speculators were taking advantage of them. They were especially concerned about the extreme volatility of onion prices, which could often double in a short period of time and then drop to a level below the cost of production. Farmers aimed their ire at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the principal futures...
  • GOVERNOR WRONG TO HAVE FLAG LOWERED TO HALF STAFF FOR CELEBRITIES

    02/18/2012 5:40:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 100 replies
    GOVERNOR WRONG TO HAVE FLAG LOWERED TO HALF STAFF FOR CELEBRITIES NJLawman.com-Police and Law Enforcement News Thursday, February 16, 2012 Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered all New Jersey State and American flags to be lowered to half staff on Saturday in honor of Entertainer Whitney Houston who passed away this week. Last year, the governor did the same for Clarence Clemmons, the saxophone player for the E Street Band. In January, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett ordered the state flag to half staff for three days in honor of Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno when he passed. We...
  • J.C. Penney CEO on Ellen DeGeneres controversy

    02/09/2012 6:56:53 AM PST · by narses · 257 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | February 9, 2012 8:47 AM
    (CBS News) J.C. Penney is trying to rebuild its customer base with help from a new spokeswoman, Ellen DeGeneres. But a group called One Million Moms is accusing the company of "jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon." DeGeneres responded to the group on her TV show Wednesday, saying, "I'm happy about (being the spokesperson) J.C. Penney is happy about it. But there's this group called One Million Moms that is not happy about it. And normally I try not to pay attention to my haters, but this time I'd like to talk about it because my haters are my motivators. This...
  • OBAMA WAVES IN GROUP PHOTO: A BREACH OF DIPLOMATIC PROTOCOL?

    09/21/2011 10:47:50 AM PDT · by mr_griz · 84 replies
    Barack Obama joins Open Government Partnership for group photo Rich Shulman writes I don't know much about diplomatic protocols, but I would guess that waving during the group photo is something to avoid.