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  • USDA diversity training session included 'illegal immigrants' chant, group claims

    10/04/2012 8:03:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies ^ | October 04, 2012 | unattributed
    The U.S. government paid a Chicago consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on diversity training workshops that, according to one watchdog, included an exercise in which employees were told to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." Conservative group Judicial Watch made the claim this week as it released a handful of documents pertaining to the program -- and alleged that the sessions held by the Department of Agriculture ended up enforcing political views more than promoting tolerance. "Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it's more about adopting a mindset," said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator with the group....
  • Rand Paul "Governor Romney Didn't Need Me Last Night... I'm Pretty Impressed With His Performance"

    10/04/2012 6:58:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
  • Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 10/2/12

    10/04/2012 5:15:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jay Carney, Jen Psaki
    Q: Could I ask Jen because the first debate is three segments on the economy, one on health care, one on the role of government - is there a danger of some issues that President Obama wants to talk about in this debate not coming up? MS. PSAKI: Sure. Look, I think obviously the moderator has a very powerful role in any of these debates to steer the conversation. While this is a huge audience and the President recognizes it as one of the biggest audiences he'll have between now and November - obviously, the convention night was a huge...
  • Presidential Debate Drew More Than 70 Million Viewers

    10/04/2012 5:00:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    New York Times (blog) ^ | October 4, 2012 | By BRIAN STELTER
    The first of three presidential debates between President Obama and Mitt Romney reached more than 70 million viewers on Wednesday night. Nielsen, a television measurement company, said 67.2 million viewers watched on television at home — the highest number for a first debate since 1980. Nielsen’s total for Wednesday’s debate did not count people who watched outside the home (in offices, bars or airports) or who watched in other countries. Nor did not count any of the millions of people who had access to the debate on computers, tablets or phones., for instance, said it recorded 1.2 million live...
  • The presidential debate: Mr. Disengaged vs. the Energizer Bunny

    10/04/2012 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | by Lynne K. Varner
    Anyone remember what President Obama said during Wednesday’s less-than exciting debate? Me neither. But do you remember how he said the things we no longer remember? Yep, me too. I remember every verbal inflection and soothing cadence, tones better left to National Public Radio. Cool and collected is what got Obama elected. His ability to stay above the fray was attractive to an America on the verge of panic. But Mr. Cool turned into Mr. Remote and had a lot of America reaching for one. Mitt Romney was the Energizer Bunny. He was aggressive and quick with Reaganesque rejoinders. One...
  • Al Gore Blames Altitude For Obama’s Debate Skills

    10/04/2012 3:39:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 67 replies ^ | Amanda Crum
    Al Gore has said some things which have been lampooned over the years, but his speculation on why Mitt Romney seemed to dominate the debate last night has garnered more critics than usual. “I’m going to say something controversial here,” Gore said. “Obama arrived in Denver at 2 pm today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet and you only have a few hours to adjust, I don’t know.” Of course, people have been having a field day with it, and Twitter is all aflutter.
  • Nov. 6: A historic opportunity for La. voters to protect their gun rights

    10/04/2012 3:24:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies ^ | 10.02.12 | Chris W. Cox
    With just one vote on November 6th, you can build an iron wall around your Second Amendment freedoms and protect them from anti-gun, activist judges. That’s because on your ballot this year is an amendment to Louisiana’s state constitution that would provide the most rock-solid state-level legal protection for the right to keep and bear arms in the nation.  The language of the amendment reads: The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. The key words here are “strict...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, October-4-2012

    10/04/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 45 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Romney's Missed Debate Opportunities [vanity] (Fellow FReepers, please share what you saw...)

    10/04/2012 2:44:06 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 51 replies
    Last night's debate transcript - ^ | 04 OCTOBER 2012 | TXnMA / Debaters
    In his wrap-up, Øbama said, "But I also promised that I'd fight every single day on behalf of the American people, the middle class, and all those who were striving to get into the middle class. I've kept that promise and if you'll vote for me, then I promise I'll fight just as hard in a second term." At that point, Romney should have silently stepped out from behind his podium and -- executed a clumsy golf swing... Read more:
  • Help Repeal Handgun Registration in Michigan

    10/04/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | October 3, 2012 | NA
    Contact Your State Senator TodayHouse Bill 5225, legislation that would eliminate the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements, is currently stalled in the Michigan Senate. The reason for this delay stems from opposition by the Michigan State Police, as well as Governor Rick Snyder’s office, asking Senate leadership to "hold" HB 5225. The Michigan State Police, never friendly to pro-gun reforms, including the current state Right-to-Carry law, has even proposed a number of crippling amendments to HB 5225 that would perpetuate Michigan’s antiquated registration system in the event that they are unable to stop its passage.The Michigan State Police (MSP)...

    10/04/2012 1:23:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    This is a huge gaffe on Vice President Joe Biden's part. Instead of using the dishonest language of "letting the Bush tax cuts expire," Biden finally comes straight out and tells the truth:
  • Orphan Obama: Has anyone ever seen such chutzpah?

    10/04/2012 12:40:23 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.2.12 | Ben Stein
    There is an old Jewish joke about a boy who murders his parents, then throws himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan. It is a great joke and applies in a huge way to Mr. Obama, Mr. Axelrod, and their posse. This morning, as I was battling the invasion of ants that is tormenting all of Southern California as we go through by far the worst heat wave I have seen in my 36 years here, I picked up and read the front page of my beloved former employer, the Wall Street Journal. Sho' 'nuff, there was...
  • It's A Drag

    10/04/2012 12:32:01 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.4.12 | George Neumayr
    Obama performs lamely against an energetic and effective Romney. "It's a drag," Barack Obama said earlier this week about his debate prep. "They're making me do my homework." This foreshadowed his lackluster debate performance on Wednesday night. He seemed disengaged and defensive. He didn't look at his watch, à la George Bush Sr., but he was probably doodling (under the guise of taking copious notes) as an energetic Mitt Romney offered a detailed brief against his failed presidency. Romney conveyed the command of a hands-on CEO while Obama looked like a tired demagogue. His summation was pathetic, dribbling out some...
  • Why was President Obama so bad?

    10/04/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 159 replies
    The Barack Obama who stood on the debate stage in Denver Wednesday night was virtually unrecognizable to the person who swept to victory in 2008 or even the man who had built a narrow-but-clear edge in the 2012 race. In the wake of the debate, Democrats conceded that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had dominated the proceedings and quickly moved on to a deeper — and harder to answer — question: What the hell was wrong with the president? Theories abound — up to an including that Obama, who had done debate prep in Las Vegas, struggled to adjust to...
  • Help Me Howard: 666 Plot [Lawyer: "...Constitution... says, church and state must be separate...]

    10/04/2012 11:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WSVN ^ | 9/25/12
    Three numbers 666 many people believe its the sign of the devil. So how would you feel burying a loved one in a plot numbered 666.... "The courts recognize religions and religious holidays, but they don't recognize religious beliefs. That sound contradictory but it comes from the U.S Constitution's First Amendment that says, church and state must be separate. If it sounds confusing its because it is."
  • 'Later' has finally arrived

    10/04/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando ^ | October 01, 2012 | John Rocker
    Exclusive: John Rocker says sunset of America is upon us based on electoral results Snip: From the implementation of the first broad-ranging social entitlement programs, which were introduced through Johnson’s Great Society back in the ’60s, little by little the American populace has become more and more comfortable suckling at the government teat over the passing decades. No one can argue that the concept of expansive socialism and far-reaching entitlement were ever a component of the founding doctrine of these United States. Yet as with many things which at first are taboo, slowly they become tolerated, then accepted, then expected....
  • How to Tell if Someone Is a Statist

    10/04/2012 10:12:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 21 replies
    Renew America ^ | 04 Oct 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    Everybody knows that there is a great divide in the American political system. However, many in this nation are incorrect in their understanding of what constitutes this divide. If asked, many would try to point to race or class, even though these would not generally be satisfactory answers to the question. Others would point to the division between the major political parties. Yet others, perhaps a little more accurately, would draw lines between the conventional Left/Right, liberal/conservative dichotomy that dominates the thinking of most observers. However, even this division is not completely accurate, because there are many who would profess...
  • Foreign aid has become 'real money'($20+ Billion)

    10/04/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies ^ | October 03, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah compares billions given away to what's spent on border security It may be an apocryphal quote attributed to the late Sen. Everett Dirksen: “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” There’s really no credible citation one can find that suggests he actually ever said those famous words – though I swear I can still hear him saying them when I was a child. Those words were reverberating in my mind again this week as it was revealed that Barack Obama has increased spending on foreign aid by 80 percent through last...
  • Blind Justice

    10/04/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2012 | Conrad Black
    America is victimized by a rapacious prosecutocracy. An article in the Wall Street Journal last week having pointed out that 97 percent of U.S. criminal prosecutions are now guilty-plea bargains, and that 85 percent of the remaining 3 percent are trials that return guilty verdicts, I return to the spavined bête noire of the justice system. These are totalitarian percentages. I have referred here before to an American “prosecutocracy.” The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population, 25 percent of its incarcerated people, and almost 50 percent of the world’s lawyers. These figures hold, even if it is...
  • Why Seniors Should Prefer Ryan’s Medicare Plan to Obama’s

    10/04/2012 7:44:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2012 | PETER FERRARA
    DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz described the Medicare reforms proposed by GOP Vice-Presidential nominee and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as "literally a death trap for seniors." White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that Ryan's reforms would "change Medicare as we know it." But it was Obamacare that already changed Medicare as we know it, transforming it literally into a death trap for seniors. Obamacare cut Medicare by $716 billion over the next 10 years alone, mostly by slashing Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals. And that is just a down-payment on what is to come. Ryan...