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  • ‘I don’t loathe her as a person’: author of controversial Palin book

    10/02/2011 8:15:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    National Post ^ | Oct 2, 2011 | athryn Blaze Carlson
    Ever since the National Enquirer leaked salacious details from The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin before the book was published, author Joe McGinniss has been embroiled in controversy. First, the tabloid revealed his book’s more lurid accusations against Ms. Palin: An alleged affair with her husband’s business partner, a pre-marital sexual encounter with former NBA player Glen Rice and snorting cocaine. Then The New York Times said Mr. McGinniss used his summer living next door to the Palins in Alaska to “chase caustic, unsubstantiated gossip.”
  • In GOP presidential race, voters have their own timetable

    10/01/2011 9:12:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON comPOST ^ | 10/01/2011 | Dan Balz
    If political events have proved anything so far this year, it is the need for patience and caution in projecting the future. Voters may have their own ideas. The loose-knit group of strategists, activists, talking heads and others known as the political community has been in a hurry all year to get the Republican presidential race shaped and charted. But that is work reserved to the voters. In due time, voters will clarify and resolve everything, but not this month or next.
  • The Palin Fetish: How Liberals Expose Themselves by Trying to Expose Sarah Palin (video)

    10/01/2011 8:33:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Macho Sauce Productions via Pajamas Media TV ^ | September 29, 2011 | Freeper: Zo - Macho Sauce Productions aka AlonZo Rachel
    "What is the most damning allegation against me? 'Sarah Palin doesn't deserve to be President because before she was married she has sex with a black man?' What's funnier is that liberals think they should be congratulated for crossing the color line."
  • Will Sarah run? Utah is critical!

    10/01/2011 5:39:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Blogging the Rambler ^ | October 1, 2011 | Charles Trentelman
    Just saw this story in the NYTimes speculating on whether Ms. Governor-of-Alaska-for-a-while Sarah Palin will announce she is running for president. I am fascinated that Utah’s Oct. 15 deadline for a list of potential candidates is the first hint that we’ll see, nation-wide, that she intends to toss her hat (expensive like last time?) into the ring.Other than that, who cares? All the other GOP candidates have flamed out — the latest Great Political Hope (a hint at the old “Great White Hope” construction, but Cain is black) Texas Gov. Perry is in the process of making a ass out...
  • It’s Really God’s Fault that Palin Hasn’t Decided (Buck-toothed Lesbian Blogger hates Sarah)

    10/01/2011 5:00:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies ^ | October 1, 2011 | Malia Litman
    Gosh darn it! How long does it take for God to make up his mind whether he wants Sarah to run for President? He’s had plenty of time. Sarah has talked with him often, so he’s had ample opportunity to bring up the subject. What’s wrong with him? Is He scared or intimidated by her? Is he afraid that Todd and his buddies will beat him up?From the minute the election of 2008 was over, God should have been considering all options. What was he thinking? Tim Pawlenty declared his intention to run in March 2011.That should have been a...
  • Wow. Erik Erikson having complete mental breakdown, consumed with obsessive hatred of Sarah Palin

    10/01/2011 4:41:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 203 replies
    Hill Buzz ^ | October 1, 2011 | Kevin DuJan
    Folks — check out what’s going on at today. Please keep screengrabbing the site throughout the day and send the JPEGs to us at I’m not on a computer that can screengrab right now, and I want to preserve the insanity at for posterity. Every hour, Redstate takes a punch at Palin supporters and I don’t want it disappeared down the memory hole. Erik Erikson, Redstate’s Editor in Chief, has an obsessive hatred of Governor Sarah Palin.  Erikson has become, essentially, the new mouthpiece of the Cocktail Party GOP establishment — what Governor Palin calls “the permanent...
  • Total Dominance! Red State Straw Poll: Sarah Palin 52.4% Herman Cain 21.4% Ron Paul 10.2%...

    10/01/2011 4:32:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    A Time for Choosing ^ | October 1, 2011 | Gary P Jackson
    By Gary P Jackson. I find this truly and absolutely delicious. There have been a lot of presidential straw polls since silly season started, some going all the way back to a year ago this month. I’ve seen all kinds of results, but I’ve never seen such a blow-out victory for any candidate. The website Red State ran an interesting poll in September. They asked readers who their first choice was for the Republican nomination for President, then ask who would be second choice through fifth choice. The results for first choice: Sarah Palin 52.4% Herman Cain 21.4% Ron Paul...
  • What Sarah Palin Really Said About A “Drop Dead” Date

    10/01/2011 2:13:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 100 replies
    A Time for Choosing ^ | October 1, 2011 | Gary P Jackson
    By Gary P JacksonThe media and anti-Palin forces [many times one and the same] went nuts on Friday when Sarah Palin didn’t announce her candidacy for President of the United States. As the day went on, it became quite comical. Never mind that Sarah, who appeared Thursday evening on Fox Business News’s Freedom Watch, told the viewers she wouldn’t be announcing on Friday and was holding her cards close to the vest. I’m always amazed that people think Sarah should lay her cards on the table, spell out exactly what she intends to do to win the presidency. Would you...
  • Palin 'vengeful,' says author who moved in next door

    10/01/2011 1:58:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 1, 2011 | Andy Johnson
    Joe McGinnis's new book "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," hasn't won him any new friends in the Palin camp, and has likely created more than a few enemies among her supporters. The book takes a hard look at Palin and her husband Todd, digging into her upbringing, what he considers her "deep streak" of racism, alleged drug use, rumours of affairs and general all-around bad parenting.
  • Sarah Palin Attacks Fox News (10, 9, 8,...)

    10/01/2011 12:08:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 182 replies ^ | October 1, 2011 | Staff
    Is Sarah Palin preparing to declare her candidacy for president?  In what is sure to cause a lot of speculation, she has taken the opportunity in her last two interviews on Fox News to go after some of that network’s tactics and contributors. Sarah Palin expressed major displeasure at what she called a “quasi-reality-show” media game of building up candidates in order to tear them down.Among her examples, Sarah Palin cited the popularity Michele Bachmann experienced with the media immediately after winning the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa.  Bachmann is now down significantly in all the polls, especially since Rick...
  • I think the primaries are being moved up to force Palin to declare sooner than she intends...

    10/01/2011 9:31:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 338 replies · 2+ views
    10/01/2011 | E. Pluribus Unum
    I believe that the ruling class politicians see Palin as a real threat to their status quo, and her postponement of announcing her candidacy as a hindrance to their stopping her. One way to force her hand earlier than she intends is to move up the primaries. Anybody else see a pattern here?
  • Why are liberal hacks so obsessed with Palin?

    09/30/2011 8:29:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Sp!ked Online ^ | September 30, 2011 | Nathalie Rothschild
    Joe McGinniss wants to dig up dirt that will bury Palin’s political career. But his book is so full of salacious gossip that he ends up looking like the real creep.Sarah Palin, the Alaskan phenomenon whose nomination as Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008 propelled her to global fame, has never had any qualms about expressing her distrust of the press, or the ‘lamestream media’, as she puts it. And indeed, as she committed media blunder upon media blunder – from falling for the stunt of a reporter pretending to be French president Nicolas Sarkozy to failing to name the newspapers...
  • Governor Palin: “The More Remote, the Larger Government Becomes...”

    09/29/2011 9:01:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | September 29, 2011 | Fox News Video
    Governor Palin: “The More Remote, the Larger Government Becomes, the More Dismissive the Government Bureaucrats Are of the People and Of What Their Will Is”
  • How late can a Chris Christie or a Sarah Palin wait before it is too late?

    09/29/2011 6:47:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | September 29, 2011 | Anthony Salvanto, Robert Hendin
    With all the speculation about possible late entrants into the Republican nomination race, including N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and Fox News analyst Sarah Palin, we've been asked a lot about the deadlines - how long can a potential candidate wait to be a real candidate?First, remember we still don't even know for sure when the primaries will be. There remains the chance that some states could move from February to January, and any filing deadlines for the ballots could conceivably move too. But it's more than just legal deadlines - a campaign apparatus has to be there, too.Late October appears...
  • Palin’s Poker Face

    09/29/2011 6:39:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 157 replies · 8+ views ^ | September 29, 2011 | Jelayne Sessler
    Last night I wrote my thoughts on just what might possibly be going on in the Palin camp (which we know is comprised of Sarah and Todd): Have you watched her interviews over the past few months? The commentary she uses to defer the “BIG question” is either, “still contemplating the huge life-changing decision” or more famously – “do I need a title to make a difference?” It seems to me these statements are more like her “I can’t announce right here and now” rebuttal – and it’s absolutely brilliant. She keeps the world guessing, gives the media the runaround,...
  • McGinniss says people quoted in Sarah Palin book have been threatened

    09/29/2011 5:07:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 09/29/2011 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    WASHINGTON - Author Joe McGinniss says some of the people quoted by name in his controversial book on Sarah Palin have been threatened since its release last week."A couple of them have already gotten some blowback," McGinniss said Thursday in a telephone interview from Toronto, where he was in town promoting "The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin.""One guy was even told he'd better watch his back because it's going to be a long winter; he might not see the end of it because he has such a big mouth." After months spent fending off similar threats when he...
  • Palin: Wait a While Longer (Sun Tzu: You choose the battlefield, not your opponent)

    09/29/2011 4:58:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Washington WIre ^ | 09/29/2011 | Danny Yadron
    In case you were wondering, Sarah Palin has no plans to announce tomorrow whether she’ll run for president . “This is a serious decision, and I’ve engaged in serious deliberations. So within the next 24 hours don’t look for me to make a decision,” she said, according to excerpts of an interview on Fox Business Network set to air tonight.
  • Republicans say 'time is ticking' for Palin

    09/29/2011 2:57:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies ^ | 09/29/2011 | Hannah Hess
    IOWA CITY -- Shuffling the 2012 Republican presidential primary and caucus calendar could put more pressure on former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to announce whether she will launch a presidential bid. "Time is ticking," said blogger Shane Vander Hart, who operates the conservative political website Caffeinated Thoughts and braved torrential downpours earlier this month to hear Palin address a crowd of more than 2,000 in Indianola. Palin called September her "drop-dead timeline" during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, one day before the Aug. 13 Ames Straw Poll. That would make Friday the deadline. But she has since walked...
  • With McGinniss Book, Sarah Palin Gets a Taste of Own Medicine (PDS writ large)

    09/29/2011 12:54:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 29, 2011
    COMMENTARY | Sarah Palin is threatening to sue Crown Publishing Group (CPG), publishers of Joe McGinniss's book titled "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin." Palin is threatening to sue due to what her lawyer calls "series of lies and rumors presented as fact" and for "knowingly publishing false statements."
  • The Lessons of Ronald Reagan's Race for Governor in 1966

    09/29/2011 12:20:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies ^ | September 29, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is fascinating.  I spoke earlier in the previous busy broadcast hour about Reagan's campaign for governor in California in 1966.  It is instructive because of this battle here between American conservatives and the Republican establishment, and believe me, they're two different things.  Now, George Will says there's no Republican establishment and there hasn't been since, what, 1966.  But there is.  The Republican establishment for all intents and purposes for the sake of our discussion here, is made up of what you would call RINOs.  The Republican establishment is northeastern Republican conservatives.  They're right on the fiscal...
  • Review: ‘Sarah Palin: You Betcha!’ Is A Surprisingly Toothless Bore

    09/29/2011 12:09:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    indieWIRE ^ | September 29, 2011 | Drew Taylor
    Nick Broomfield is a British documentarian with a reputation for being boldly unafraid to ruffle people’s feathers. In films like “Biggie & Tupac” and, most notoriously, “Kurt and Courtney,” he seemed unconcerned with the status quo (or possibly lawsuits), making inflammatory claims and taking part in gleeful provocation, a welcome change of pace from the overtly mannered realm of current documentary filmmaking. Which makes “Sarah Palin: You Betcha!,” his new film about America’s one-time potential Vice President and former Governor of Alaska, so odd – it’s boring, toothless, and genial. Anyone (like me) smacking their gums in anticipation of the...
  • Jon Stewart: Sarah Palin "Either Running for President or Crazy"

    09/29/2011 12:07:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies · 2+ views
    Opposng Views ^ | Sep 29, 2011 | Michael Allen
    Sarah Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren this week that she was worried that the presidency could prove to be “too shackling” for her maverick style and somehow limit her.Wednesday night, Jon Stewart took aim at her claims on "The Daily Show."“The biggest contemplation piece in your process is that becoming the president would diminish your power?” Stewart asked. “You’d be the f***ing president! You would be the commander-in-chief of history’s greatest fighting force. What do you mean? What possibly do you mean? And don’t misunderstand, I am not trying to talk you into running. It is just, by...
  • In the End, Sarah Palin Just a Bystander (a Democrat research librarians speaks)

    09/29/2011 11:10:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sep 28, 2011 | William Browning
    Sarah Palin's political career will remain just the way it is, locked forever in the vagueness of political uncertainty. She commonly says she would make a strong candidate for president yet Palin won't throw her name into the ring. Palin won't get involved in debates and has been a bystander in American politics.
  • ‘The Rogue’ sells 6,000 copies in first week

    09/29/2011 10:29:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Politco ^ | September 29, 2011
    Joe McGinniss’s controversial book “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” sold 6,034 copies in its first six days on bookshelves, according to Nielsen Bookscan. The book did best in the Pacific geographic area, which includes Alaska, selling more than 1,500 copies, while “The Rogue” sold fewer than 500 copies in the Northeast, which includes New York, according to the International Business Tribune. BookScan tracks sales for about 75 percent of books sold in the United States. The book, which has been both panned by critics and seen excerpts go viral on the Internet, currently ranks 116th on Amazon’s...
  • Palin's self-imposed deadline looms

    09/29/2011 10:24:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/29/11 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has not spoken to close allies in recent days and is set to break her own self-imposed deadline of the end of September to make a decision on a presidential run. Becky Beach, Palin’s top fundraiser in Iowa and a close friend who is usually kept in the loop on the former governor’s plans, told The Hill that she had not heard from Palin in weeks about whether or not she would run in 2012. “I don’t have any idea of her decision or her timing. The only thing I’ve heard her say is that...
  • Make no mistake: Sarah Palin is still a wild card

    09/29/2011 10:14:30 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 09/28/2011 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Sarah Palin still has absolutely no idea what she’s doing or talking about. But make no mistake: This is actually a serious problem for Republicans, because there's absolutely no reason to rule out the possibility that she could still enter the presidential race — either as a contender for the GOP nomination or as a third party candidate.
  • Obama’s Wall Street donors shift support to Romney (the crony-capitalist King)

    09/27/2011 2:18:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 27, 2011 | Holly Bailey
    President Obama's rhetorical war against Wall Street "fat cats" and his efforts to enact sweeping reforms of the financial sector haven't exactly endeared him to top financial industry executives. Now it appears the Wall Street donors who helped fund Obama's successful 2008 bid are shifting their campaign cash elsewhere.Per Bloomberg's Jonathan Salant, at least 100 donors who previously supported Obama in 2008 haven't written a check to his re-election campaign and are instead supporting Mitt Romney's 2012 bid. The shift has helped Romney raise more than twice as much from Wall Street as Obama has so far this election cycle.Democrats...

    09/22/2011 5:15:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 09/22/2011 | Matt Drudge
    Review of hundreds of documents, interviews with Obama officials... MORE... Didn't know 'true financial condition and risks of the investment'... Developing Late...
  • why have 165 people gone missing from cruise ships in recent years?

    09/22/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    Mail ONline ^ | September 21, 2011 | Natalie Clarke
    Full Title: The vanishing passengers: It's a mystery as bizarre as it is disturbing - why have 165 people gone missing from cruise ships in recent years? On the evening of April 6 this year, John Halford packed his suitcase and left it outside the door of his cabin on the cruise liner Thomson Spirit. It was the last day of a week-long Egyptian cruise and the ship was due to dock at Sharm-el-Sheikh the following morning.
  • Public Said (by Wyden and Udall) to Be Misled on Use of the Patriot Act

    09/22/2011 7:13:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum
    New York Slimes ^ | September 21, 2011 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    WASHINGTON — Two United States senators on Wednesday accused the Justice Department of making misleading statements about the legal justification of secret domestic surveillance activities that the government is apparently carrying out under the Patriot Act. The lawmakers — Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado, both of whom are Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee — sent a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. calling for him to “correct the public record” and to ensure that future department statements about the authority the government believes is conveyed by the surveillance law would not be misleading.
  • Solyndra, Obama’s Enron

    09/18/2011 2:16:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Canad Free Press ^ | September 16, 2011 | Dr. Robert R. Owens
    Remember Enron? When this huge company went belly-up because of mismanagement, misrepresentation and criminal intent the Bush administration was put through years of screaming headlines, congressional investigations and dubious investigative specials on the wall-to-wall talking heads of the cable news channels. In the end there was no connection found between the Bush administration and the leaders at Enron who broke the law.
  • The Political Provocateur

    09/18/2011 8:56:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 17, 2011 | SAM TANENHAUS
    “IT has all become entertainment,” Joe McGinniss said two weeks ago at his home outside Amherst, Mass. “In the 21st century, politics is just another branch of the entertainment industry.” He was discussing the career of Sarah Palin, and her undimmed celebrity, but he might as easily have been referring to his new headline-grabbing book about her, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.”
  • McGinniss Launches Defense of Palin Book (Epic Muckraker Fail)

    09/18/2011 8:37:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | September 18, 2011 | Ted Mann
    The New York Times trashed his book on Sarah Palin. Politico noted that it had united Palin with her fiercest antagonists - the dreaded "lamestream media" - in opposition to its prurience and spiteful tone. But now Joe McGinniss is defending himself. The muckraking author of The Rogue spoke to Lloyd Grove of Newsweek about his Palin tome and the reaction to it, which has primarily consisted of denunciations of the most salacious details he revealed about Palin. (Denouncing salacious gossip being, of course, the best excuse for repeating it.) McGinniss "dismisses the notion that his unremitting hatchet job on the...
  • How much shifting must they [Mitt, Perry] do?

    09/14/2011 6:50:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 15, 2011 | Joan Vennnochi
    AT LEAST Rick Perry rides in on the same horse he rides out on. The Texas governor dropped in on the wacky world of Massachusetts Republicans the other night. He listened to a long, wonky speech about pension reform, joining an audience that included former Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld, who endorsed Barack Obama over fellow Republican John McCain.
  • Sarah Palin Critiques GOP Candidates, Stays Vague on 2012 Post Debate

    09/13/2011 8:09:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 371 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sep 12, 2011 | Sheila Marikar
    Sarah Palin is still not ready to reveal whether she’ll get into the presidential race, and though she’s said in the past that she’s happy with the current Republican field, following tonight’s debate, she voiced a dissatisfaction with the current crop of GOP contenders.
  • On HPV, Palin Makes First Overt Attack on Perry

    09/13/2011 8:05:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 92 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | September 13, 2011 | SARAH WHEATON
    Sarah Palin might have sounded like an ally of Representative Michele Bachmann on Monday night when she assailed an executive order in Texas mandating that girls receive the HPV vaccine, calling it a possible product of “crony capitalism.” But, as Ms. Palin continues to consider her own presidential bid, the comments could also be interpreted as her first overt attack on Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the man who signed the 2007 order -– a move he later withdrew and was forced to defend at the Republican debate on Monday night.
  • Why Sarah Palin Will Never Appear on Bill Maher's 'Real Time'

    09/11/2011 11:55:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies ^ | Sep 10, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    Bill Maher, the HBO ranter, was on Jay Leno recently, shilling for the new season of his show, "Real Time" and hurtling his bon mots at just about everybody in public life, especially Rick Perry. But he had something interesting to say about Sarah Palin. Maher, noting that Palin has called him a coward for some of the vile things he has said about her, suggested she was in fact the coward for not appearing on his show.
  • How many times will Obama use the words "I, me, my" in his speech before Congress tomorrow night?

    09/07/2011 1:16:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    I... ME... ME... MINE...
  • Perry became a millionaire while serving in office

    09/04/2011 1:53:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 160 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | Aug. 28, 2011 | Aman Batheja
    Since his first race for office more than a quarter century ago, Gov. Rick Perry has emphasized his roots as a rural farmer. Yet Perry's bank account no longer reflects those humble beginnings as his bottom line has soared in recent years, records show, thanks largely to a handful of real estate deals that critics allege were achieved through the presidential candidates's political connections.
  • Sarah Palin mum on presidential ambitions during Iowa speech

    09/03/2011 1:59:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 174 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Alex Pappas
    Sarah Palin said it is important whom Republicans choose to run against President Obama, but didn’t directly address whether she’ll join the 2012 presidential race during her much-anticipated speech before a tea party crowd in Iowa on Saturday. The former Republican governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee referenced the 2012 election many times throughout her remarks, calling out the “permanent political class,” “crony capitalism” and “entrenched political interests.”
  • Palin has harsh words for Obama to tea party crowd (PDS-sufferers, start your engines)

    09/03/2011 11:45:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 3, 2011 | Thomas Beaumont
    INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Cheers of "Run Sarah, Run" greeted Sarah Palin at a tea party rally in Iowa, but the former Alaska governor still isn't saying whether she's going to jump into the 2012 presidential race.Palin did have harsh words Saturday for President Barack Obama and the direction that she says the country has taken in his first term.She says "America is hurting" and at "a tipping point" due to "failed policies and incompetent leadership."The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee says the crisis runs deeper than the fear of double-dip recession or "the shame of a credit downgrade."She says this crisis "will relentlessly...
  • Should Palin Run? Powerful (Ruling-Class) Republicans In Iowa, Elsewhere, Say No, No, No

    09/01/2011 6:29:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 138 replies ^ | August 31, 2011
    As Palin remains unannounced about whether she will run, powerful GOP members outside the beltway say they don't want her in the race. The theatrics and confusion over Sarah Palin's upcoming schedule probably won't help her standing with Republican activists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, who already overwhelmingly prefer that she not run for president in 2012, according to a survey conducted this past week by The Huffington Post and Patch in the early primary and caucus states.Palin had previously announced plans to appear at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa, on Saturday, but that has been...
  • Football analysis leads to advance in artificial intelligence

    08/25/2011 9:09:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Oregon State University ^ | August 18, 2011
    The study this story is based on is available online:, Ore. – Computer scientists in the field of artificial intelligence have made an important advance that blends computer vision, machine learning and automated planning, and created a new system that may improve everything from factory efficiency to airport operation or nursing care.And it’s based on watching the Oregon State University Beavers play football.The idea is for a computer to observe a complex operation, learn how to do it, and then optimize those operations or accomplish other related tasks. In this project, the goal is for the computer to watch...
  • 3 arrested on raw-milk charges

    08/03/2011 6:11:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 4, 2011 | Stuart Pfeifer and P.J. Huffstutter
    The owner of a Venice health food market and two other people were arrested on charges related to the allegedly unlawful production and sale of unpasteurized dairy products, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. The arrests of James Cecil Stewart, Sharon Ann Palmer and Eugenie Bloch on Wednesday marked the latest effort in a government crackdown on the sale of so-called raw dairy products.
  • The weak speaker: How a failed debt vote disarmed the nation's top Republican (Time Astroturf)

    07/29/2011 8:32:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 29, 2011 | JAY NEWTON-SMALL
    House Speaker John Boehner failed to muster enough GOP votes to pass his plan to raise the debt limit on Thursday night, throwing into question the fate of Boehner's proposal as well as that of his speakership. Republican leaders must now rewrite the legislation in order to attract more conservatives as they try to pass a revised version on Friday. But considerable damage has been done. Boehner's negotiating stance in the ongoing effort to trim deficits and raise the debt ceiling by next Tuesday's deadline is hobbled; any credibility he had in claiming that his restive members could get behind...
  • Senate GOP showing flexibility in debt fight (We don't need no steenking 'flexibility')

    07/20/2011 10:06:36 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 20, 2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are showing far more flexibility than their tea party-backed House colleagues as Washington policymakers seek to steer the government away from a first-ever default on its financial obligations. As the House doubled down on a symbolic vote to condition any increase in the government's borrowing authority on congressional passage of a balanced budget constitutional amendment and a fresh wave of spending cuts, the warm reception by many Senate Republicans to a new bipartisan budget plan revealed a thawing in GOP attitudes on new tax revenues.
  • The Roger Clemens mistrial was deliberate because Eric Holder did the same thing

    07/18/2011 10:56:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Roger Clemens was accused of the same thing that Eric Holder did in Gunwalker; lying to Congress. For Mr. Holder to be prosecuting Clemens for his own crime could have been very embarrassing as more and more people became aware of it. I believe that Holder told his prosecutors to get the case thrown out of court. How else can you explain the stupidity of their mistake? There will be no retrial. Eric Holder can't afford it. Blunder jeopardizes Clemens case
  • Caption Ubama

    07/16/2011 9:59:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Do you know who I am?
  • Calls for U.S. to investigate, prosecute News Corp. grow louder (the hypocrisy begins)

    07/13/2011 1:41:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Dylan Stableford
    As members of the British Parliament trumpet Rupert Murdoch's decision to drop News Corp.'s proposed $12 billion takeover of BSkyB as a "victory," there are rumblings from lawmakers in the United States that the company may have violated American law over the course of the phone-hacking scandal plaguing the company. And now members of Congress are beginning to weigh in.
  • What’s a Catholic school? National Labor Relations Board shouldn’t decide (but they do).

    07/11/2011 5:24:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | Mon, 11 Jul, 2011 | John Garvey
    Which schools are Catholic and which are not? And who decides? Even the Church’s modern-day efforts to assert itself as the arbiter — beginning with the 1990 apostolic constitution “Ex Corde Ecclesiae” — have proven somewhat controversial, despite the clear reading of canon law: “[N]o university may bear the title or name Catholic university without the consent of the competent ecclesiastical authority.” But if it is controversial even for the Church to decide this question, how much more controversial is it for the government to interfere? The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal panel that arbitrates disputes between workers,...