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  • Has anyone else noticed that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has all but disappeared?

    09/24/2012 6:41:15 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 47 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Well, here we are, a little more than a month before the election, and the loud, brash, lying Chair of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, has all but disappeared from public view. Talk about flying below the radar..she's become invisible. Is she on the way out? Will she become the designated "fall-girl" for Obama's loss?
  • Ghenghis Krat presents: The Right's 20 Rules of Racism

    09/23/2012 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Salgak · 4 replies
    The Otherwhere Gazzette ^ | 9/23/2012 | Tom Kratman
    The Right’s Twenty Rules of Racism: 1. Anyone responsible for three hundred years of slavery would have to be a lot older than you and me. 2. There has to be some genetics in “racism’s” DNA, some DNA in its gene pool, or it just isn’t racism. 3. Racism could be eliminated in the United States if we could just eliminate the white liberals who so plainly depend on it so much and do so much to keep it going. 4. Reality isn’t racist: The reality is that there are pond-scummy gallows bait in every group. Some of those will...
  • In 1842 Abraham Lincoln Once Nearly Dueled a Rival with a Broadsword

    09/22/2012 11:11:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | September 22, 2012 | Julia Davis
    The Time Abraham Lincoln and a Political Rival Almost Dueled on an Island Exactly 170 years ago today, the Mississippi River levee in Alton, Illinois, was crammed full of spectators awaiting the results of a highly anticipated duel — a smackdown between Abraham Lincoln and political rival James Shields. Only one man could emerge victorious. Onlookers held their breath in suspense as they spotted a boat approaching with a blood-soaked body draped over the bow. It had all started where so many skirmishes do: the Illinois state legislature. Though at the time Lincoln was a Whig and Shields was a...
  • Don't Read If You Don't Want to know the Tax Competitiveness Rankings of the US out of 90 Countries

    09/22/2012 8:45:08 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Tax Prof Blog ^ | September 22, 2012 | Paul L. Caron
    Corporate Tax Competitiveness Rankings for 2012: U.S. Is #87Out of 90 Countries. For that one single statistic Obama should be thrown out of office. To be fair, I wonder what it was under the Bush '2000-2008 years. I'm going to look it up and post back here on what I find as soon as I can. 2012 Corporate Tax Competitiveness Rankings Cato Institute: Corporate Tax Competitiveness Rankings for 2012, by Duanjie Chen & Jack Mintz (both of University of Calgary, School of Public Policy): Cato ChartCorporate income tax reform is receiving serious consideration in Washington. The Obama administration has suggested...
  • Federal judge recommends visa for Juana Villegas

    09/22/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    NashvilleCityPaper ^ | September 21, 2012 | Pierce Greenberg
    Federal judge William Haynes signed an order on Thursday recommending the approval of a special type of visa for Juana Villegas. Villegas, an undocumented immigrant, sparked controversy after she was arrested and shackled to a hospital bed in the final stages of pregnancy in 2009. Haynes recommended that Villegas be approved for a U Visa — a temporary visa given to immigrants who are the victims of crimes. However, Haynes didn't accuse the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, whom allegedly denied Villegas the use of a breast pump, of committing crimes. Rather, he ruled that Villegas had “met her minimum burden...
  • Revealed: How Michelle Obama’s DNC Nail Polish Was Made [Marie Antoinette Moment?]

    09/22/2012 10:57:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 22, 2012
    Sep 22, 2012 Revealed: How Michelle Obama’s DNC Nail Polish Was Made LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Michelle Obama’s trendsetting DNC manicure was more than a year in the making. Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik (his clients include Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Lopez) created the color with Artistic Nail Design “a little more than a year ago,” and said the process took a lot of trail and error. “I was looking at what was popular and kind of where we were going in color,” he told at HBO’s pre-Emmys Luxury Lounge, where he and his L’Oreal team polished the nails...
  • Big Orange Book Festival at Chapman, September 21-22; Go Heckle Conservative Blowhard Mark Levin

    09/21/2012 7:10:13 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 17 replies
    Liberal OC ^ | September 21, 2012 | Dan Chmielewski
    Big Orange Book Festival at Chapman, September 21-22; Go Heckle Conservative Blowhard Mark Levin By Dan Chmielewski A postcard from our friends at Chapman University came in for the Big Orange Book Festival on the Chapman campus September 21-22. While the event looks like its a knock off of the LA Times Festival of Books, the promoted authoris include conservatiev radio host Mark Levin, a WABC host Sean Hannity often refers to as “The Great One,” expect I believe the correct spelling is “The Grate One.” Levin’s been one of the biggest critics of the Obama administration and once...
  • ICE refuses to take illegal immigrants, Sheriff Arpaio not happy .

    09/21/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies ^ | September 21, 2012 | Andrew Michalscheck
    MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn’t happy with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sheriff Arpaio said in a press release Friday that agents from ICE refused to take into custody two suspected illegal immigrants who were found in the desert this week. On Thursday, MCSO deputies came across five suspected illegal immigrants while conducting a drug interdiction operation
  • I don't care if it's you, Matt(Obama campaign email)

    09/20/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Obama campaign email
    I've got to be honest, I don't care who wins this last Dinner with Barack. All I care about is who wins on November 6th. Sure, this dinner will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll tell your grandkids about and all that jazz, but here's why I really think you should chip in $5 or whatever you can to be automatically entered: You'll help build this campaign just in time for the home stretch, when we're making critical win-or-lose budget decisions. So there you have it. Enter this cool contest, and help President Obama win the much bigger one coming...

    09/20/2012 1:05:26 PM PDT · by Spunky · 13 replies
    ME | 9-20-2012 | Spunky
  • NFL Picks, Week Two

    09/19/2012 7:24:33 AM PDT · by FL2012 · 8 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | September 19, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    Thursday, September 20 New York Giants 1-1 at Carolina 1-1 8:20 p.m. [Line: Giants by 1.5] Recap: Last week the Giants came back from a 14 point deficit in the 3rd quarter to beat Tampa Bay 41-34. Eli Manning threw for 510 yards, and both Hakeem Nicks (10 catches for 199 yards and a TD) and Victor Cruz (11 catches for 179 yards and a TD) had huge days. Carolina surprised New Orleans last week, winning 35-27. The Panthers ran the ball 41 times for 219 yards and three scores. Preview: I don't expect New York's passing game to put...
  • Meet Joe Plumber/ Obama talks to Joe Plumber (FULL VIDEO)

    09/18/2012 5:40:32 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 16, 2008 | KNOWwhoUvote4
    Reminder from 2008 Obama wants to spread the wealth. (we know)
  • Vanity Question

    09/17/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT · by AD from SpringBay · 32 replies
    Self ^ | 9/17/2012 | Andy Decker
    I've been here long enough to know that blogpimping is frowned up. But then I looks up after x number of years and see the 'Bloggers and Personal' section of FR. Is it ok to post self-blogged content to this area?
  • They're free this weekend(Free Obama bumper stickers)

    09/15/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 25 replies
    Obama Campaign email
  • U.S. Takes Action to Reduce Energy Dependence -- in Europe

    09/15/2012 8:11:14 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 1 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Sept. 15, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The nation faces a critical need to "overcome a number of serious problems" related to economic development and growing energy needs, particularly because of its "strong dependence on energy imports," the Obama Administration has concluded. Consequently, it has launched a project to increase "competitiveness and energy security" while reducing "greenhouse gas emissions via greater clean energy investments" across the nation. Across the nation of Macedonia, that is.
  • Bush Doctrine vs. Obama Doctrine

    09/15/2012 12:10:56 AM PDT · by zencycler · 3 replies
    self | 9/15/2012 | sefl
    Bush Doctrine vs. Obama Doctrine: Preemptive Action vs. Preemptive Apology Preemptive Self Defense vs. Preemptive Self Deprecation Preemptive Use of Force vs. Preemptive Saving Face Preemptive Strike vs. Preemptive "Soooorry" Premeptive Defense vs. Preemptive Deflection Preemptive Attack vs. Preemptive Attack on Republicans Anyone care to add more?
  • Chicago Black Community Confirm: those closest to Obama know there is no second term coming

    09/14/2012 9:15:09 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 60 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | September 13, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    "* No — black people are not going to riot when Barack Obama loses. Black people have pretty much given up on this guy, mainly because of the fact he didn’t deliver on his promises to them but also a lot of them see that he’s gay and don’t like that and also don’t like the gay marriage “stuff” he was “talking about a lot this year”.
  • I don't usually email you(email from Beyonce via Obama)

    09/13/2012 12:00:03 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Obama Campaing Email
    I usually don't email you -- but I have an amazing invitation I have to share. Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there! Until midnight tonight, if you pitch in $15 or whatever you can, you'll be automatically entered to be flown out to join us. I've had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times -- and believe me -- it's an opportunity you don't want to miss. Don't worry about the airfare and hotel, it's taken...
  • Pledge to vote(Email from Michelle Obama)

    09/12/2012 12:20:15 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Obama Campaing email
    Matt -- I know we've been asking a lot from you lately. What I'm asking today is easy -- but critical if we want to win this election. Please take a moment to commit to vote this fall, and get at least one other person to do the same. In a matter of days, voting will have already started in some states, and I just want to know that you plan to do your part to make sure Barack gets four more years to move this country forward. Please say that you'll vote, and get others to join you. We...

    09/11/2012 10:30:40 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 20 replies
    WND ^ | September 11, 2012 | JEROME R. CORSI
    A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House...