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  • NJ governor pledges to vote Romney despite praising Obama

    11/05/2012 1:18:57 AM PST · 56 of 66
    torchthemummy to Qbert
    What's done is done. I wasn't pleased about it... but at the same time, it's important to not let the media play us for fools with this "Obama is surging with independents because of Sandy" nonsense. If the country is really to the point where people will overlook four disastrous years, and vote for a president mostly because he visited a state for an hour and shook somebody's hand... then the country is lost. But I highly doubt that.

    Spot on!

  • NJ governor pledges to vote Romney despite praising Obama

    11/05/2012 1:10:08 AM PST · 54 of 66
    torchthemummy to Qbert

    1 - There was no need to be effusive.

    2 - Niceties are fine - but high praise has to be earned. This is the equivalent of Bush and his “Brownie” comment giving credit not only before the job is done but evidently just before the disaster of a response is exposed.

  • Obama, Clinton campaign together in Virginia

    11/03/2012 9:48:33 PM PDT · 25 of 50
    torchthemummy to torchthemummy
    Was bouncing through the C-Span video again and at the 41:36 mark you get a full view of the crowd. That ain't 24,000. Note that the overall seating area is fairly narrow, easily twice as deep as it is wide. Clearly the attempt was to create the perception that with a photo narrowly centered the crowd could look like the slice of a 24,000 piece pie.

    And again I will say it is worth checking out the video to see the palpable anger from Obama. Not the image of a winner.

  • Obama, Clinton campaign together in Virginia

    11/03/2012 9:36:30 PM PDT · 22 of 50
    torchthemummy to loveliberty2
    The joint rally drew more than 24,000 people to an outdoor arena on a chilly November night.

    Well let's be fair here. If you go the link you will see a photo of the enormous crowd...wait a second...well golly-gee...there actually isn't any photo.

    If this were truly 24,000 there surely there would be photos to prove it. Gave it a good strong Google search and found a video and a single still photo. The photo is small, the video inconclusive as to the crowd size. Of the momentary glimpse of the crowd coupled with the crowd volume I would be generous and say maybe 10,000 at the most.

    If this were truly a Romney-esque-sized crowd you know the net would be peppered with photos and videos to push the appearance of an energized constituency. Not seeing it and no reason to belief it.

    And if you can manage to get through the video of the rally you surely would agree that this is not a campaign/candidate that is projecting calm assurance and confidence but instead a man with bubbling anger bouncing around just under the surface. His speech, his body language, his facial expressions and his tenor show a desperate man who surely knows his fate.

  • U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack (NPR calls it a mob)

    11/01/2012 8:07:34 PM PDT · 31 of 51
    torchthemummy to Sporke
    “Officials watched the grainy footage from the drone.”

    That conflicts with the Jake Tapper report today that said no drone footage was viewed live by the WH and others. As to this article: this is literally a simple list of "conservative claims" and the "facts" used to refute are straight-out Obama and Co. talking points. I do agree that it is curious that NPR would be putting out such a lengthy story even as biased as it is. I guess we will know sooner than later since this is simply moving it to the front burner again.

  • Neuroscience Reveals Brain Differences Between Republicans and Democrats (Barf Alert)

    11/01/2012 11:22:35 AM PDT · 20 of 30
    torchthemummy to onedoug
    What kind of brains then do liberals who become conservative or vice-versa have?

    Bang! Boom! Pow! You hit the nail on the proverbial obvious head. How else can you explain a biological family having different political persuasions?

    Political beliefs are the result of one's STATE-OF-MIND! The traditional route of political metamorphosis is to go from the Democrat ledger to the Republican one.

    No one chastises a child for seeing the way the world can be cruel and wishing that "something should be done." Compassion is a vital part of a civilized society. Eventually though, including many on this board, after years of not only hearing "what should be done" via school, family members, Dem politicians, there is that tipping point where one reviews all the solutions that have been put into action and realizing that not only is the original problem worse but the solution has introduced new problems to "fix." Not to mention the complete perversion of the golden standard of equal rights vs. the lead standard of equal results. You can't award a group right (gender, race, ethnicity, income, etc.) without taking away someone's corresponding individual right. Once a Democrat has that realization they are are off to the conservative races.

    The bottom line is to believe this study is to ignore the sane and perfectly healthy conversion of millions of former Donkeys into Elephants.

    PS: I speak out of experience.

  • Fear that Obama will win Ohio and therefore the election

    10/31/2012 12:59:51 AM PDT · 19 of 85
    torchthemummy to nwrep

    Kindly breakdown “all indications” if you would.

  • Fear that Obama will win Ohio and therefore the election

    10/31/2012 12:57:04 AM PDT · 18 of 85
    torchthemummy to emax

    Spare me your Chicken Little-concern routine.

  • Survey: Obama has slim 3-point lead in Michigan as Romney gains support

    10/30/2012 10:11:15 PM PDT · 14 of 34
    torchthemummy to ConservativeTeen

    Tip for the future: breakdown the issues at hand regarding Michigan Prop 2 and 3.

  • Never let a hurricane go to waste

    10/29/2012 10:27:38 PM PDT · 4 of 9
    torchthemummy to TigerClaws

    What this goofball (and his brethren) seem to not understand is that there is a world of difference between forced community vs. voluntary community. Obviously the basic responsibility of governments big and small is to ensure the safety of the public in times of disaster BUT it can never replace the common decency of the public at large to look out for each other irregardless of political affiliation, income level or social standing.

  • Pizza Party Politics in Columbus

    10/29/2012 10:12:33 PM PDT · 11 of 23
    torchthemummy to staytrue
    ...offered the 50 attendees free pizza, then took them to an early voting center in Columbus.

    The Dem stooge knows fully well that it is one thing to have a pep rally where you give out free pizza to jazz people to vote vs. handing out free pizza AND actually driving them to the polls in the same stroke.

  • Anyone have the feeling that Romney will be blamed for Benghazi...?

    10/26/2012 7:24:43 PM PDT · 61 of 68
    torchthemummy to DefeatCorruption
    I was simply expressing my fears and frustration watching BOR, once again, pandering to obama so please save your troll comments for someone else.

    The question is really what level of influence does O'Reilly have on the electorate, not to mention rationale conservatives? Once you figure out that miniscule stat then you'll realize the silliness of posting a vanity of how concerned you are that O'Reilly is doing his intellectually-dishonest schtick to perpetuate his claim that he is an objective centrist.

  • Anyone have the feeling that Romney will be blamed for Benghazi...?

    10/26/2012 6:16:37 PM PDT · 50 of 68
    torchthemummy to DefeatCorruption
    I’m getting a bad feeling.

    The only "bad feeling" I'm getting is how you have convinced yourself that somehow Obama action/lack of action could feasibly be hung on Romney somehow.

    Romney was smart to not duke it out over Libya in the third debate and the polls show it. Obama has done what any liar would do during the debates and be comfortable in blatantly lieing in front of sixty million ("There will be no sequestration") and then immediately after the debate his team's "clarification" gets a fraction of that coverage, leaving the original statement during the debate as the one remembered by the viewing audience.

    Romney knows that the slow leak of info through congressional efforts needs to run it's side course. Romney can't jump to conclusions without direct access to primary information and would be setting himself up for the hungry pro-Dem media.

    In the end it would seem to me that you are playing, consciously or not, the role of a concern troll that is, based in reality, anything but simply concerned.

  • Obama Has Released A 27-Point Plan For His Second Term, And It's A Doozy (Here's a quick summary)

    10/24/2012 4:31:59 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    torchthemummy to SeekAndFind

    “Cut $2.50 for each $1 in revenue increases”

    Logic would dictate that instead of off-setting cuts vs. taxes in their 2.5./1 ratio is to just reduce the proportion of the cuts to $1.50 and forget the matching $1 tax increases.

  • Iranian Regime: Obama Sent Secret Message Recognizing Our Nuclear Rights

    10/22/2012 6:23:06 AM PDT · 35 of 78
    torchthemummy to JustaCowgirl
    If this can be verified for tonight's debate, it will be fireworks going off underneath Obama. BUT I'll bet that the Obama camp will just deny, deny, deny, and try to use it as a trap for Romney.

    How would one verify such a thing in time for the debate? My Spidey sense says this may be an attempt at getting Romney to accuse Obama in prime time of an unverified story so as to accuse Romney of "shooting first and asking questions later." That would explain this story (or shades of it in regards to reports of a "deal" with Iran) being put out by the NYT and other liberal mouth pieces.

  • Obama plans post-debate whirlwind tour (The America "Forewarned" Tour)

    10/20/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT · 2 of 11
    torchthemummy to Brandonmark

    “On Wednesday in Davenport, Iowa, President Obama will kick off a two day, around the clock campaign blitz across six battleground states.”

    Two days? Whoopdeedo. Will he be at fundraisers for the other fourteen? Seriously, looking at the comments on Politico, the very first one says simply, “Walking the walk.” Please!

    While I don’t have any concrete evidence, I am willing to bet that Romney will be on a two-week “sprint” leading up to Nov. 6. So let’s keep count of how many events Romney does vs Obama. Also see who is more efficient in their geographical planning.

  • International monitors at US polling places draw criticism

    10/20/2012 2:33:49 PM PDT · 6 of 30
    torchthemummy to Paine in the Neck

    Simple question for NAACP, ACLU etc.: Would they support conservative US election monitors in Germany, France, Serbia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan...? Of course not. That would be voter suppression. Lol.

  • CNN Tries to Blunt Romney Criticism Over Candy

    10/18/2012 8:33:05 AM PDT · 32 of 32
    torchthemummy to roadcat

    “But they didn’t say she started it. Very unprofessional of her, but that’s normal.”

    I watched the clip again a little bit ago and you can not see who starts the first wave of applause (at least I didn’t.) But as Romney - who had been erupted by Crowley - began to retort Crowley’s assertion you hear a clear attempt by someone to initiate another round of applause (a couple people briefly join in) and then an overhead camera is switched to for a couple seconds and you see M. Obama clearly clapping essentially by herself.

    SO if you go back and repeat the clip at that point where Romney begins to speak and isolate the loudest clap in your mind, when that camera switches to above M. Obama it is clear, acoustically, that she started the brief and quickly fleeting round of clapping.

    Conclusion: M. Obama purposely attempted to disrupt Romney, provably so in Romney’s retort to Crowley. Goes to prove that having money doesn’t mean one has class.

  • Video(several): Who’s up for a focus-group shoutfest about Candy Crowley’s debate moderation?

    10/18/2012 12:21:05 AM PDT · 43 of 46
    torchthemummy to generally

    As I posted on a similar thread:

    1 - Per debate rules Crowley was not to interject herself into the conversation since the candidates were addressing members of the public. (hmmm)

    2 - Crowley actually asked the question that started the exchange vs. a member of the audience. (hmmm)

    3 - Crowley had a piece of paper that she waved as she “corrected” Romney and Obama asked Crowley to “read the transcript” even before she indicated that it was indeed a copy of Obama’s Sep. 12 speech. (hmmm)

    4 - Crowley clearly took Obama’s cue when he deigned that he would gladly talk more foreign affairs BUT...and Crowley ended the segment. (hmmm)

    5 - The audience was prompted to applause by someone. M. Obama may have started it (that would be doubly scandalous) but we know for a fact now via a CNN reporter herself that she did applaud. (hmmm)

    All-in-all it was clearly an activist act by Crowley that probably was not a whispered conspiracy between her and Obama but simply an obvious leg up in the form of a softball to allow Obama to spout his “outrage” and, when the opportunity arose, to counter Romney.

    This is not 2008. More and more people are seeing the obvious pro-Dem bias in the media in general and pick up on the cues a lot easier. It has become more instinctual. Even if you were a pro-Obama person you would have be self-delusional to not see a level of favoritism in that particular exchange.

    The fact that Crowley essentially rescinded her interjection and agreed that Romney was right will be very useful in the next debate on Oct. 22. This debate, format-wise, is the same as the first but is strictly foreign policy. If the Obama camp really thinks that this stunt by Crowley has put them in a better position for a 90-minute debate on foreign policy (and the last time the candidate will be seen together) they are gravely mistaken. This became the most memorable moment of the night and still, as an issue, is not only completely unresolved but has only added more fuel to the fire.

  • CNN Tries to Blunt Romney Criticism Over Candy

    10/18/2012 12:05:37 AM PDT · 23 of 32
    torchthemummy to Justaham

    1 - Per debate rules Crowley was not to interject herself into the conversation since the candidates were addressing members of the public. (hmmm)

    2 - Crowley actually asked the question that started the exchange vs. a member of the audience. (hmmm)

    3 - Crowley had a piece of paper that she waved as she “corrected” Romney and Obama asked Crowley to “read the transcript” even before she indicated that it was indeed a copy of Obama’s Sep. 12 speech. (hmmm)

    4 - Crowley clearly took Obama’s cue when he deigned that he would gladly talk more foreign affairs BUT...and Crowley ended the segment. (hmmm)

    5 - The audience was prompted to applause by someone. M. Obama may have started it (that would be doubly scandalous) but we know for a fact now via a CNN reporter herself that she did applaud. (hmmm)

    All-in-all it was clearly an activist act by Crowley that probably was not a whispered conspiracy between her and Obama but simply an obvious leg up in the form of a softball to allow Obama to spout his “outrage” and, when the opportunity arose, to counter Romney.

    This is not 2008. More and more people are seeing the obvious pro-Dem bias in the media in general and pick up on the cues a lot easier. It has become more instinctual. Even if you were a pro-Obama person you would have be self-delusional to not see a level of favoritism in that particular exchange.

    The fact that Crowley essentially rescinded her interjection and agreed that Romney was right will be very useful in the next debate on Oct. 22. This debate, format-wise, is the same as the first but is strictly foreign policy. If the Obama camp really thinks that this stunt by Crowley has put them in a better position for a 90-minute debate on foreign policy (and the last time the candidate will be seen together) they are gravely mistaken. This became the most memorable moment of the night and still, as an issue, is not only completely unresolved but has only added more fuel to the fire.

  • Billionaire Immigrant Self Funds Pro-Republican Ad

    10/16/2012 4:14:14 PM PDT · 8 of 14
    torchthemummy to NY4Romney

    A little off subject but can anyone tell me why it seems that almost all Fox News articles don’t have a comment section? Am I missing something that is right out in the open?

  • ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    10/09/2012 10:40:07 PM PDT · 17 of 147
    torchthemummy to Beer30

    The irony is that ABC is actually drawing attention to the connection by trying to play it down. And in all fairness the fact that Obama went to a wedding 21 years ago where the groom of Raddatz was a former Harvard classmate doesn’t really seem to be provably scandalous. Once again it is the (in this case, unnecessary) cover-up that creates a more nefarious narrative than the actual event itself. Thanks ABC!

  • Anecdotal evidence of Romney's rise (Vanity)

    10/09/2012 10:32:02 PM PDT · 11 of 35
    torchthemummy to svcw
    It is sad that we do not have a candidate that people are voting for.

    That may have been true before the debate but most people supporting Romney are NOW doing so enthusiastically. Imperfect as he is he is head and shoulders (x10) above Obama. Sorry but that is the blunt truth.

  • Steve Wynn On Obama: "I'll Be Damned If I Want To Have Him Lecture Me" (video)

    10/09/2012 10:26:48 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    torchthemummy to torchthemummy

    I went to the Ralston Report website and apparently the full second part will be released tonight (10/10) thus the linked video is just a teaser, if you will.

  • Steve Wynn On Obama: "I'll Be Damned If I Want To Have Him Lecture Me" (video)

    10/09/2012 10:22:07 PM PDT · 9 of 16
    torchthemummy to torchthemummy

    I should add that the Wynn part starts about five minutes into the video (note the RCP video counts down how many minutes are left)

  • Steve Wynn On Obama: "I'll Be Damned If I Want To Have Him Lecture Me" (video)

    10/09/2012 10:18:50 PM PDT · 8 of 16
    torchthemummy to ponygirl
    "Why does the video cut off right when it starts to get juicy?" That was the exact question I had too. I found this longer RCP video that apparently is the first part of the same long interview, while the clip posted here seems to be part of the second part of the interview which I am still trying to find uncut. This first part runs a tad over twenty minutes but let me tell you it is worth every minute. While Wynn admits he voted for Obama and admits the reality of voting mostly for Dems over the years because that is the proportional party reality, he does not hold back. His simple but concise explanation of how the Fed is paying off interest on their own loans by printing the money and pretending to be buying in a legitimate auction environment is a text book explanation of the problem of the Fed.
  • It's Important To Understand Why Romney Won

    10/08/2012 10:51:50 PM PDT · 9 of 35
    torchthemummy to 2ndDivisionVet

    I generally concur with the points made.

    I remember watching the debate and right out of the chute I knew Obama was in trouble. Obama opened with mentioning his wedding anniversary and even in doing that he stuttered and came out with a strained “Sweetie” MO’s way. It as a s cringe-inducing as when the did a General Patton with the “Kiss Cam” at that basketball game a month ago or the hand holding during the recent “The View” interview/love fest.

    He also didn’t thank the Commission On Presidential Debates even after they agreed to a bench of liberal moderators, not to mention agreeing to scheduling the first debate on O and M’s anniversary. Romney’s opening was, in contrast, succinct and included thanking Leher, Univ. of Denver and the Presidential Commission.

    But the moment I knew Romney was going to take it to Obama (and probably win) was his immediate approach of talking directly towards O and O not being able to keep any eye contact. I actually watched on C-SPAN and they had the side-by-side shot throughout the whole debate. It was maybe a little much since one gets drawn to the reaction of the candidate listening to see how they react but I didn’t want to risk some network feed switching at “biased” times. So when Romney was not only factually assaulting O but constantly looking at him at the same time I knew who was going to be dominant. It was the first time I said, “Oh my God!” that night.

    After the debate and all the excuses for O’s performance I made it a point to see the first public events for Romney, Ryan and O. Sure enough Romney and Ryan had only notes which clearly had bullet points; they would glance and pontificate for a while then again quickly glance at their notes and go off on another subject. In the continuing basic contrast, O had his good ole’ teleprompter back in action and Obama was “feeling no SHAME.”

    What a fraud.

    Obama will be more aggressive in the next debate, throwing out some weak rhetorical elbows, but Romney will again be succinct and hard hitting (especially in regard to how the jobs report is reliant on outrageous stats due to changes in how the term “unemployed” is defined and the Libya coverup) and Obama will be right back to long, meandering “uh”-laced responses.

  • In Search of Answers From Mr. Romney

    10/08/2012 6:06:56 PM PDT · 27 of 31
    torchthemummy to Tennessee Nana

    If I may say you are the most hateful person on FR. Before I even got to the bottom of your post to see who the author was, I knew. Nothing, nothing could ever allow you to display a level of reasonableness when it comes to Romney and, just as importantly, Mormons. You are an angry, angry person that NEVER adds to the conversation.

  • "The Dinner Table"

    10/06/2012 1:37:20 AM PDT · 1 of 5
    torchthemummy
    Spot on! Slick ads can work to an certain extent but what we have here is one that is literally and figuratively speechless but worth a million conversations. This ad will not only resonate but has the potential to rank right up there in all-time potent political ads.

    This should be followed by a series of ads that have no voice over but simply straight up direct quote clips. "We need to pass the bill to find out what's in it." "Never waste a crisis." "Too big to fail." "You didn't build it, somebody else did." "Yeah, we're gonna raise taxes." etc. Too many to list. Also "That Was Then, This Is Now" clips. How about a couple also at a dinner table trying together to do the math of the latest jobs report? How about Susan Rice claiming the film was to blame in Libya then Jay Carney saying the direct opposite a couple days later with the infamous, "We thinks it's self-evident."

  • Napolitano Orders Same-Sex Couples' Immigration Rights To Be Put In Writing

    09/28/2012 2:01:34 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    torchthemummy to ConorMacNessa
    "Long term?" Like three nights?

    And there LIES the rub. You'll notice that the article conveniently avoids marriage until later in the article. As you read the first paragraphs the writer purposely implies that UNMARRIED heterosexual couples between an American citizen and a foreign national entitles the non-citizen to be able to acquire a green card. Of course that is not true: the old ruse of marrying to get a green card has been played out in sitcom plots (and some dramas) multiple times over the last thirty years. But again the crux in our law (and the fictional Hollywood scripts) is that one needs to be married; this writer creates a false assertion via a lie.

    It is not until the last few paragraphs that the heterosexual "advantage" is only noted when the Defense of Marriage Act comes into play. Thus until gay marriage is nationwide there is no legitimate legal federal way to declare married gay couples of citizen/foreign status to be legally entitled to access green card status while DOMA is still on the federal books.

  • Romney Stops Pulling Punches

    09/26/2012 12:21:10 PM PDT · 24 of 49
    torchthemummy to nhwingut
    Conservatives and the Romney campaign may say that the swing state polls which shows a widening lead for Obama are out of whack, but the trend is unmistakable.

    The trend IS unmistakable - over-sample Dems in most polls based on 2008 turnout and you are relatively guaranteed to have polls skewed. You don't need to have a degree in mathematics to understand what the inevitable polling results show.

  • Irish tourist charged with cannoli holdup in Boston

    09/17/2012 9:50:02 AM PDT · 22 of 36
    torchthemummy to Lonesome in Massachussets

    Bova’s is 24/7. Love that place.

  • GOP to Romney: Why Aren't You Winning?

    09/16/2012 4:22:58 AM PDT · 42 of 130
    torchthemummy to albie
    I don’t believe the polls but it doesn’t help that Romney “agrees with some parts of Obamacare” and that Romney “thinks that Obama is really a nice guy”. This aisle crossing BS has got to stop.

    I agree. Romney can say he likes certain parts but he has to frame that by stating that only the good (minimum) and bad (majority) can be corrected by total repeal to eliminate the framework that Obamacare has weaved and a market-based framework erected in it's stead.

    As to, "Obama is a nice guy": this is the same BS a politician has to say in the vein of "Islam is a religion of peace."

  • GOP to Romney: Why Aren't You Winning?

    09/16/2012 4:16:44 AM PDT · 40 of 130
    torchthemummy to stuartcr
    AND THIS STUPID ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN ACCEPTING THE PREMISE THAT THE POLLS ARE CORRECT!!!!

    Something is up with Newsmax. Their consistent mantra of late is Romney is losing and isn't doing enough to propel his campaign and yet they TOTALLY ignore these D+ over-sampled polls and the fact that no matter what Romney says or does, the LMSM cherry picks what they cover (negative, at least in their meme) and otherwise ignore R and R. And I extend that BS-motivation to the posters that keep linking to them.

  • Rural America Fatter Than Urban America

    09/14/2012 7:44:31 PM PDT · 4 of 51
    torchthemummy to La Lydia
    The rates of obesity were much higher than previously reported based on self-report...

    My guess is that rural folk don't lie as much (to themselves or others.)

  • US-commanded MFO in Sinai under attack -- dead reported in compound

    09/14/2012 4:56:39 PM PDT · 34 of 45
    torchthemummy to SatinDoll

    “They aren’t stupid and know that Americans do not change Presidents during wartime.”

    2.5 months to prepare a transition. No excuse to accept such a plea from O and Co.

  • It’s never really over in Wisc, is it? Dane County Judge tosses collective bargaining reform law

    09/14/2012 4:44:10 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    torchthemummy to creeping death

    There’s a picture of this guy on another thread that show’s the “esteemed” judge with two posters: one of Che and one of 2008 “Hope” Obama

  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama Gains in Battlegrounds Ohio, Fla., Va.

    09/13/2012 6:45:22 PM PDT · 47 of 71
    torchthemummy to NoobRep
    Stinks to high heaven. These idiots are just building Obama up so they can feign outrage and say the election was stolen when Obama eats a crap sandwich in November.

    Ding ding! We have a winner. Not only to play the "outraged card" but also to attempt to cripple Romney from the get-go.

  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama Gains in Battlegrounds Ohio, Fla., Va.

    09/13/2012 6:43:09 PM PDT · 43 of 71
    torchthemummy to Publius804

    Yo, Publius!: If you’re gonna post a poll then you should feel obligated to not only post links to the actual polls and the accompanying internals but try to post an article that actually has links to the poll(s)! Crap post from the start.

    I’m weeding through the pdfs to look at the internals but at least in Florida I’ve seen a five point level of Dems polled while 30% are supposedly Indies. That makes it even at worst and plus Romney by 3 or 4 at best.

  • Attack on US ambassador planned for 9/11: report (connect the dots)

    09/12/2012 7:02:02 PM PDT · 8 of 15
    torchthemummy to barryobi

    “The official cautioned, though, that the administration has not jumped to any conclusions about what happened, saying it would be “premature” to do so.”

    So I guess that means that O & Co. offering thanks for locals for “carrying” Stevens to a hospital was “premature”?

  • State of the race: Advantage, Obama (Politico propaganda piece)

    09/08/2012 7:59:58 PM PDT · 80 of 102
    torchthemummy to nhwingut
    I can only surmise that, like many of us, he is getting annoyed with the weak tea campaign being run by Team Romney and maybe trying to light a fire under them.

    I believe Drudge is pushing the Gallup poll for one reason - as the Gallup numbers go down he can push the "Obama is losing slowly but surely when he should be ahead" memo.

  • Paul Ryan Says Feds Shouldn’t Interfere With Legalized Medical Pot

    09/07/2012 8:42:45 PM PDT · 86 of 156
    torchthemummy to Brad from Tennessee
    I agree but it needs to be sold in a pharmacy rather than some storefront that looks like a Haight-Ashbury head shop.

    With all due respect, that is exactly what I don't want. I don't want the government in charge of the creation and distribution. In no time the gig will be rigged for the benefit of only a few large manufacturers/distributors ala the three tiered system for beer (watch the documentary "Beer Wars" by a former Sam Adams VP) that locks out smaller breweries from getting much, if any, cooler space in stores.

    Whether people are for or against pot the fact is it is a plant that a personal user could grow for their own supply and distribute the rest, the total being (personal/sell) affixed to a yield limit. Create tax stamps that need to be paid for in advance by the grower and if anyone is caught with a standardized "baggie" that doesn't have said stamp affixed then a HUGE fine is imposed. The key is the tax duty is on the user. If you have a tax stamp then you are in the clear. If you don't then you've got a problem. In the end the government gets their bread, the smoker gets a huge marketplace to choose from and the power of pot cartels go out the window (and a good majority of the corresponding crime.)

    Sure the cartels would shake down some larger sellers but anyone that has their own small circle of pot growing friends will have a self-perpetuating supply and would be more than happy to deal with friends vs. fringe criminal elements and thus would actually abide by the tax stamp requirement. There would still need to be law enforcement but it would be aimed primarily at the cartel levels. Government income, less crime, better quality.

  • Romney cedes Ohio TV airwaves to Obama (at least for now)

    09/06/2012 1:29:51 PM PDT · 36 of 68
    torchthemummy to PaForBush
    Similar article this morning about Pennsylvania. I’d say why run ads in the week of your opponent’s convention? It is like a BB versus a cannon of TV time. Wait until next week and then hit them hard with 7 weeks to go.

    Ditto!

  • Resurrection: DNC Overrules Delegates, Rams God and Jerusalem Back into Platform

    09/06/2012 12:30:14 AM PDT · 14 of 119
    torchthemummy to Apparatchik
    ...the Dems tried to quietly slip the God and Jerusalem references back into the platform...

    I'll admit I do not know the whole convention structure in regards to what constitutes a quorum in this situation. Apparently a voice vote will do. But what I haven't seen mentioned is the fact that the hall was at the most filled to a third of it's capacity. That is this move to reinstall the 2008 language was purposely introduced at a time when the lowest delegate count is in their seats.

    So in the hall were more of the "regular" Joe and Jane schmos that have limited power and so the powers that be calculated that they, as the good lower-rung sheep that they are, would be easier to persuade by the "aura" of it all. In fact, these folks are the true believers that don't see all the behind-the-scenes BS that reveals the true hypocritical, power-driven elite that purposely continue policies that will never achieve their intended goals but in fact guarantee an expansion of the very problem while adding a few more. These rank-and-file folks responded honestly not only to the sheer blatant manipulation of the voice votes but the actual issues of God and Israel. They only responded as they had been taught.

    PS: Thanks C-Span for adding to the clips potency by showing that angry couple sporting the "Arab American Democrat" sign and their visceral anger when they realized it was a done deal. It once again proved that Democrats can never be honest peace brokers between Israel and the PA.

    PSS: I noticed the liberal MSM tried to argue that there was minimal booing. I then watched the full clip and as the proposal was first made there were a couple low boos but nothing like the headlines I had just seen. But OH! when the deal was finalized that reaction was devastating and clear made the headlines clearly spot-on.

  • EU: France Begins Bail Outs

    09/02/2012 10:21:43 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    torchthemummy to bruinbirdman

    “...the struggling mortgage lender was hit by a liquidity crisis following a recent downgrade by credit rating agency Moody’s...”

    Should read: “Credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded the struggling mortgage lender after it was hit by a liquidity crisis...”

  • President Obama's Katrina Moment---Chasing Mittens

    08/31/2012 1:27:41 PM PDT · 20 of 21
    torchthemummy to Viennacon
    Anyone watching Obama at Ft. Bliss. Look at the angry faces behind him. They HATE this poser.

    This video couldn't agree more

  • Carney: Obama Louisiana trip planned before Romney's

    08/31/2012 12:51:50 PM PDT · 95 of 195
    torchthemummy to napscoordinator

    Call this independent conservative any name you want; it’s what children do. As an adult I have come to a mature decision: every time I see a post by you and your defeatist ilk I’m just gonna scroll on by. You add NOTHING of value and your comments should be treated as such.

  • Carney: Obama Louisiana trip planned before Romney's

    08/31/2012 12:44:50 PM PDT · 89 of 195
    torchthemummy to kevkrom
    From earlier this morning:

    "No changes to our schedule as of now," Obama campaign traveling press secretary Jen Psaki told POLITICO.

    While the statement has weasel room, it clearly shows Carney to be a liar.

    That being said, I have to say that, personally, I have never seen a nominee, after giving a very Presidential acceptance speech, come out of the gates in less than a day and without question out-President the current one. Seriously, this has to be a record and the proof is so blatant that Dems and supporters are reduced to, "both are doing it for politics only" or "Jindal didn't invite Obama" or "let's just presume both care."

    On the other hand I can believe that O and Co. were planning Monday all along so as to tie his "heroism" with the beginning of their convention. Maybe more devastation by then from flood waters for more emotional photo-ops. That's not a leader - that's a psychopath.

  • Carney: Obama Louisiana trip planned before Romney's

    08/31/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT · 81 of 195
    torchthemummy to napscoordinator

    “Big deal.”

    Pretty much sums up every one of your posts.

  • Limbaugh: Clint Got Under Obama's Skin

    08/31/2012 11:40:47 AM PDT · 63 of 72
    torchthemummy to cj2a

    How stupid can they be? They respond to Eastwood’s jabs by showing a photo of a huge chair that just cries “Photoshop!” canvas. On top of that their twitter comment reeks of the smack-down line that Brown gave: “That’s not Ted Kennedy’s or anybody else’s seat. That is the people’s seat.” Of course Clint said essentially the same thing.