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  • Romney goes on offense on foreign policy; Update: Live video embed added

    10/08/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot ^ | October 8, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    After treading cautiously on the issue of the Benghazi terror attack for the past few weeks, Mitt Romney plans to deliver a broadside against Barack Obama on what Democrats had bragged about being the incumbent’s strong suit — foreign policy. In remarks Romney will deliver today at the Virginia Military Institute, the Republican nominee will blast Obama’s passivity in foreign affairs and argue for a more muscular approach in order to control events rather than be controlled by them. That will include what Politico calls “his harshest language yet” on the assassination of a US Ambassador and the Obama administration’s...
  • Police union now warning people that Detroit is too dangerous to enter

    10/08/2012 9:41:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2012 | Rick Moran
    Welcome to the post-apocalypse cityscape of Detroit - before the apocalypse happens.CBS Detroit: The men and women of the Detroit Police Department believe the city is too dangerous to enter, and they want citizens to know it. Detroit Police Officer Association(DPOA) Attorney Donato Iorio said officers are holding the "Enter At Your Own Risk" rally at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in front of Comerica Park to remind the public that the officers are overworked, understaffed, and at times, fearful for their lives."Detroit is America's most violent city, its homicide rate is the highest in the country and yet the Detroit...
  • Gloria Allred: Obama Says I'm One of the BEST Lawyers In U.S. of A

    10/08/2012 9:28:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 41 replies
    TMZ ^ | October 8, 2012
    EXCERPT The feisty feminist was at the Barack Obama fundraiser at the Nokia Theater in L.A. Sunday, and on her way out she told our photog she had a moment with the Prez. Gloria says the big O "indicated that he was very aware of the work I did," and then said to people around them, "She's one of the best attorneys in our country."
  • New York Red Bulls coach Mike Jones stabbed to death

    10/08/2012 9:12:57 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8th October 2012 | BBC News
    'A 25-year-old British man who was working as a football coach in the US has been stabbed to death in New York. Mike Jones, originally of Tarleton, Lancashire, was attacked in Manhattan in the early hours of Sunday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) said. Mr Jones, who coached the New York Red Bulls juniors, was declared dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital, New York.'
  • Woman arrested after allegedly slapping girl in face for not sharing ice cream

    10/08/2012 8:32:57 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 36 replies
    Associated Press/ Fox News ^ | 10/08/2012 | Associated Press
    SAN ANTONIO A woman has been arrested for allegedly hitting a 10-year-old girl who refused to share ice cream with her daughter. The older girl began walking home but the mother of the 4 year old, Talysa Herron, approached and hit her in the face. She then followed her home in her car.
  • Politico/GWU Battleground poll finds 13-point enthusiasm gap favoring GOP

    10/08/2012 8:16:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Politico warns that Barack Obama has a problem he never saw in 2008 --- and it's getting worse. Mitt Romney's likely voters are much more enthusiastic than his, and these numbers mainly came from polling data collected before Obama laid a debate egg in Denver: A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of likely voters shows ahead of Mitt Romney 49 percent to 48 percent nationally, a statistical tie and a percentage point closer than a week ago.The head-to-head numbers have held remarkably steady through the past three weeks, but there’s been a notable shift of intensity from the...
  • Material Girl Wimps Out Nixes Muslim Bridal Dress for New Video Its Too Dangerous

    10/08/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    gateway ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Madonna didnt think twice about mocking the Catholic Church in her concerts and video. She thought it was a courageous statement. But the Material Girl wimped out and nixed her Muslim bridal dress for her latest video. Its too dangerous. ... Madonna has decided against wearing a Muslim bridal dress in her new music video over fears for her safety. ... when they mentioned that her actions could put her life at risk she decided to ditch it from her video and certainly wont be wearing it on stage
  • Who Destroyed the Economy? The Case Against the Baby Boomers

    10/08/2012 8:11:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/08/2012 | Jim Tankersley
    Retirees and near-retirees are leaving behind a devastated economy for their children ... but are we doing anything to fix it? Here, two generations debate who's really to blame for the wreckage. ***** CRESCENT LAKE, Ore.--My father taught me how to throw a baseball and divide big numbers in my head and build a life where I'd be home in time to eat dinner with my kid most nights. He and my mother put me through college and urged me to follow my dreams. He never complained when I entered a field even less respected than his. He lives across...
  • Sticks and Stones!

    10/08/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2012 | Col. Frank Ryan, CPA, USMCR (Ret.)
    Yet when riots and killings are allegedly sparked by "hate crimes," the insanity of the violent reaction is equally unpalatable to those in the civilized world. The reactions to these riots by the Obama administration are equally stupefying! To even remotely condone riots and killings as a reasonable reaction to verbal insults is inconceivable. These despicable actions should have been condemned. Our nation appears weak when we react in any other way. ............. Just as in the case of the killing of our U.S. ambassador in September 2012, the perception by many is that this administration feels that the demonstrators...
  • Obama's Bible Issue

    10/08/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 8 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 8, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Tyndale was left with no alternative but to go to court, explains Mark D. Taylor, president and CEO of Tyndale House Publishers. On the day before the first presidential debate, the company, which Taylors parents started when he was eleven years old, filed the 31st lawsuit over the Department of Health and Human Services abortion-drug, sterilization, and contraception mandate. Tyndale publishes Bibles. But that doesnt make it a religious endeavor. Not in the federal governments book. Not as of August 1, anyway. That was the day that the HHS mandate a regulation further defining the health-care legislation that thenSpeaker...
  • BYE-BYE 'OBAMA GIRL' HELLO PAUL RYAN GIRL! ("Do The Paul Ryan" Music Video)

    10/08/2012 7:52:21 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 25 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10-7-2012
    BYE-BYE 'OBAMA GIRL' HELLO PAUL RYAN GIRL! A new viral video extolls the virtues of Reaganomics and Paul Ryan's lack of body fat. Could this make the difference in the close election looming? (See video at link below)
  • By George, what a show! Clooney and Stacy Keibler look politically polished for Obama fundraiser

    10/08/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2012 | Amelia Proud
    He's the unofficial president of Hollywood, and many believe a future politician in the making. And George Clooney, 51, looked the part for tonight's high profile fundraiser for President Barack Obama held at the Nokia theatre in LA.
  • Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver

    10/08/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama a much-deserved shellacking in the first Presidential debate held in Denver. The Republican nominee, who many conservatives were close to writing off, served ace after ace, while Obama just stood there and tried to hit the ball back, looking stunned by Romneys strength and his own failure. After an hour and half match, it was clear Romney was the man with the plan and Obama the man with more promises. Heeding conservatives advice to go bold, Romney showed us his backbone, laid out his plan and cornered Obama on his failed record. Again and...
  • Romney Narrows Vote Gap After Historic Debate Win

    10/08/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    By record-high margin, debate watchers say Romney did better PRINCETON, NJ -- Registered voters' preferences for president are evenly split in the first three days of Gallup tracking since last Wednesday's presidential debate. In the three days prior to the debate, Barack Obama had a five-percentage-point edge among registered voters. Gallup typically reports voter presidential preferences in seven-day rolling averages; the latest such average as of Saturday interviewing shows Obama with an average three-point edge, 49% to 46%, among registered voters. This Sept. 30-Oct. 6 field period includes three days before the Oct. 3 debate, the night of the debate...
  • Obamas Plan for Ohio : Making suburban taxpayers prop up failing Democratic cities

    10/08/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Suburbanites of Ohio, listen up. As swing voters in the ultimate swing state, you will have an outsized impact on this election. President Obama has pledged to govern in the interests of middle-class voters like you. With so much resting on your shoulders, that is a promise you should scrutinize with care. What exactly are Obamas plans for Ohios suburban communities? The answer may shock you. President Obama aims to help Ohios Democrats bail out your states struggling cities by forcibly transferring suburban tax money to urban treasuries. Its a bold plan to redistribute the wealth of Ohios suburbs. It...
  • Lost Bet on Unemployment

    10/08/2012 6:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    >On Friday, I lost a bet made in March of 2010 regarding unemployment. I bet that the unemployment rate would not dip below 8% before June 2015. I crunched numbers many ways and simply decided there is no way the economy could possibly grow enough jobs. It didn't and still won't. I posted this chart at the time.At the height of the housing bubble, the economy only added 212,000 jobs a month. I figured we would not come close to that, yet even if we did, that still would not be enough. A miscalculation got into my way, otherwise known...
  • Social Security: A Green Swindle of Another Type

    10/08/2012 6:39:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Craig Steiner
    Social Security is structurally sound. It's going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill. But the basic structure is sound." So said Obama in his first presidential debate with Mitt Romney before moving on to another topic that he was more interested in discussing.But the reality is that Social Security--the federal government's largest program--is not sound. And the "tweaks" Obama spoke of (from the Reagan-O'Neill years) include raising the retirement age, increasing social security taxes, and delaying cost of living adjustments. And those "tweaks" in 1983 weren't the only changes...
  • Black Middle Class Economically Vulnerable

    10/08/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Dawn Turner Trice
    Generations of Valerie Magee's family, from her grandparents to her children, have deepened their roots in the black middle class, finding a pathway to prosperity through college education and the support of family members.
  • Part-Time Job Working on Yard Swells Employment- LOL

    10/08/2012 6:20:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Morgan Brittany
    I have had enough of being thought of as stupid. Im sick and tired of the media, the administration and the spin doctors putting statistics and information out that is so cock-eyed, it is laughable. It has been going on for a long time but this week the unemployment numbers were so ridiculous I thought I was watching an SNL comedy routine. How in the world do they think that they can get away with something so ludicrous? If they wanted to manipulate the numbers to make Obama look good, they should have at least lowered the number to 8%...
  • Scientists Win Nobel Prize for Stem-Cell Work [ELIMINATES NEED FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS!]

    10/08/2012 6:01:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/8/12 | GAUTAM NAIK
    John B. Gurdon of the U.K. and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan shared this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work in so-called cellular reprogramming, which has unleashed a wave of advances in everything from cloning to the possible treatment of diseases using stem cells.... It also allows scientists to create human embryonic stem cells without having to destroy human embryos, sidestepping an approach that has long been fraught with ethical controversies. Most important, perhaps, it has significantly advanced the prospect of using a patient's own mature cells to create fresh tissue and treat disease.
  • Had Enough of Broken Promises?

    10/08/2012 5:57:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Terry Paulson
    After watching the first debate, I refuse to believe that American voters will choose an encore for Obama's version of "hope and change." Regardless of his new campaign promises, Romney reminded us of Obama's failed trickle-down-government and his string of broken promises. Here are ten reasons that it's time for a change in Washington. 1. He said, "I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office." Instead the deficit has increased by over $5.3 trillion and keeps on growing! 2. He said, "Transparency and the rule of law will...
  • Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East

    10/08/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 53 replies
    Chicago-Sun Times ^ | 10/07/12 | LAURA WASHINGTON
    This was no ordinary rubber chicken affair. That was my reaction to the extraordinary keynoter at Tuesdays Better Government Association annual luncheon. Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS 60 Minutes, delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. Such downtown gatherings are a regular on Chicagos networking circuit. (I am a member of the BGAs Civic Leadership Committee, and the Chicago Sun-Times was a sponsor). Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of...
  • Katy Perry: Im so honored to play for the President!

    10/08/2012 5:46:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Voice of Russia ^ | October 8, 2012
    She performed some singles including her own song Firework and Al Greens classic Lets stay Together for an audience of about 6,000 Obama supporters. The uplifting Firework set off a storm of postings on Twitter. The pop star also donned faux fingernails featuring red, white and blue stripes and photos of Obama, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The celebrity singer posted yesterday on Twitter that shes so honored to play for the President!
  • Food Stamps - The Black Hole You Enter and Never Exit

    10/08/2012 5:44:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Have you heard the rumor that the number of food stamp recipients has increased during President Obamas term from 28.2 million to 46.6 million? Have you heard that in only three years, the annual cost of the program, which was already astronomical at $35 billion, has soared to $76 billion? It certainly has been the talk of the town (if not the campaign), but does anyone really know how we got to this state of affairs? That is what I set out to discover. Even the most basic details about the program seem surreal. Why in the world is this...
  • What ABC-NBC-CBS-NYT-CNN-WASHPO-LAT Cant Hide: Debate Changed Everything

    10/08/2012 5:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    The earth moved in Denver last week. A chunk of realist landscape broke through the medias gloomy, impressionist artwork, as Mitt Romney dominated Barrack Obama in the first presidential debate. All the kings horses and all the kings men insist one good performance by the challenger and one off night for the president dont really change anything. But in fact, they change everything. The race is recast for several reasons: Everything voters believeor have endlessly heard-- about the candidates was called into question. Romneys dismantling of the president wasnt just a win. The 90 minute encounter reintroduced the men in...
  • Bristol Palin Death Threat Prompts FBI Investigation

    10/08/2012 5:22:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Hollywood ^ | October 8, 2012 | Free Britney
    The FBI and LAPD are investigating the suspicious white powder package that was addressed to Bristol Palin on the set of Dancing with the Stars last week. Law enforcement sources are taking the threat seriously and are looking into the possibility that the incident is connected to the white powder scare in 2010. According to reports, the package containing a white powder substance was opened on the CBS lot in West Hollywood Wednesday, addressed to Bristol Palin. An enclosed note demanded Bristol be removed from the show ... or else.
  • The Sun Sets on China's Solar Industry

    10/08/2012 4:56:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/08/2012 | Gordon Chang
    On Friday, shares of Trina Solar closed at $4.62, down $0.18 for the day. The stock has been falling for a long time, declining more than 85% in the last three years. Thats not bad, however, considering Trina is a Chinese solar company. Rival Suntech Power has seen its shares, also listed on the Big Board, drop. They are at about 2% of their 2007 values. And Yingli Green Energy plunged 7.3% on Friday in New York, and it is now trading close to its five-year low. In last two years, shares of Chinese solar cell producers have fallen by...
  • Fake Jobs Numbers Would Look Better Than This

    10/08/2012 4:53:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    RCM ^ | 10/08/2012 | Louis Woodhill
    When the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the unemployment rate had fallen to 7.8% in September, some observers wondered if the numbers had been "cooked" for political purposes. They can relax. Fake jobs numbers wouldn't look as bad as these. Two numbers in the BLS report attracted concern: the reported 873,000 increase in total employment, and the 0.3 percentage point reduction in the unemployment rate. These figures suggest a rapidly improving labor market, which would be very convenient for President Obama right now. However, as soon as one delves deeper into the BLS numbers, the reality of...
  • How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    10/08/2012 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. Im a work in regress. As...
  • Why the Obama Bubble Still Hasnt Burst

    10/08/2012 3:21:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Star Parker
    Can there be political bubbles like financial bubbles? Financial bubbles, inflated by hopes and dreams, burst when reality negates any possibility that those hopes and dreams will be realized. At that point, sky high stock or bond or real estate prices come crashing down to earth. Can the same thing happen in politics? Can a skilled politician, who has become popular with soaring rhetoric and promises, deflate when it starts becoming clear that he is not going to deliver? Of course, I am thinking about our president. Mitt Romney demonstrated in the first presidential debate that the considerable gap between...
  • Typical Obama Supporters Exposed

    10/08/2012 3:17:35 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 26, 2012 | ColonelRichardHunter
    Mitt Romney Held a Rally in Toledo OH and these NutJobs Showed Up! All 30 of Them! LOL!! Must see the woman in green's rant. She and the Obama phone lady would get on swell.
  • Mitt Romney: The Whitest Man in the Room? [English professor Li presents her evidence]

    10/08/2012 2:55:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2012 | Gary Jason
    ..........Romney's whiteness has been hit by various super-PACs, including the organization the Obama campaign set up called "African Americans for Obama." But Obama's allies in the academic world are really stepping up to the plate. One of the loopiest attempts to attack Romney's race is from one Stephanie Li,an English professor.Her vicious little hit piece on Romney has a truly stunning thesis. It is that Romney isn't merely white--simple observation reveals that, surely, even to the uneducated. No, it takes some kind of scholar such as Ms. Li to discern that he is "the whitest man to run for president"!...
  • High Stress Can Make Insulin Cells Regress

    10/08/2012 2:41:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 1, 2012 | AMANDA SCHAFFER
    THE HYPOTHESIS In Type 2 diabetes, insulin-producing cells revert to an earlier developmental state. THE INVESTIGATORS Chutima Talchai and Dr. Domenico Accili, Columbia University... The hormone insulin helps shuttle glucose, or blood sugar, from the bloodstream into individual cells to be used as energy. But the body can become resistant to insulin, and the beta cells of the pancreas, which produce the hormone, must work harder to compensate. Eventually, the thinking goes, they lose the ability to keep up. We used to say that the beta cells poop out, said Alan Saltiel, director of the Life Sciences Institute at the...
  • 'SNL' mocks Obama's lackluster debate appearance

    10/08/2012 12:19:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Las Angeles Times ^ | October 7, 2012 | Claire Zulkey
    ..........The most pointed sketch, however, mocked MSNBC for considering the debate the worst thing that ever happened anywhere. In the segment, Kenan Thompson played an Al Sharpton struggling to come up with any number of excuses for why Obama performed the way he did, positing that perhaps Romney and Obama switched bodies, or that with no way to know exactly how high above sea level Denver is, Obama struggled with an altitude upwards of a million feet above Earth. Cecily Strong took over as Rachel Maddow, who decided to look on the bright side by focusing smugly on one of...
  • On Catholic Push Calls, If Not the Obama Campaign, Who?

    10/07/2012 11:02:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | October 4, 2012 | Peter Roff
    Are Catholic voters getting "push calls" that question how they can vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Mormon? According to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, the answer is "No." When the issue was raised earlier this week in this column, the Obama campaign, through a spokesman, reiterated its position that a candidate's religion was "out of bounds." "The activity being attributed to the Obama Campaign and our Catholics for Obama program is categorically false," the spokesman said. Well, as Trace Adkins says, "Whooo-eee. Shut my mouth. Slap your Grandma." It's not clear from the carefully worded statement provided...
  • Pressure is on Biden after Obama's lackluster debate performance

    10/07/2012 11:01:50 PM PDT · by granada · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 7, 2012 | John Whitesides
    (Reuters) - He has been stereotyped as the Obama administration's gaffe-prone sideshow. But Vice President Joe Biden also is a veteran debater who was in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and is perhaps the Democratic White House's most passionate defender of the working class. Now, with his debate against Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan coming up on Thursday, Biden is under pressure to help President Barack Obama's campaign recapture the momentum it enjoyed before Obama was outmaneuvered by Republican rival Mitt Romney last week in the first of their three debates. That debate trimmed Obama's lead in...
  • Mort Zuckerman: Why the Country Is Unhappy Under Obama

    10/07/2012 10:35:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | October 5, 2012 | MORTIMER B. ZUCKERMAN
    In the debate Mitt Romney suddenly assumed the stature of a president while American hasn't found its way under Obama's failing leadership When you accumulate some of the adjectives from the pundits, the media, and other appraisals that were not from the right but from baffled sympathizers and centrists, there is no doubt that President Barack Obama clearly lost the debate this week, as a matter of both substance and tone. Take your pick from the river of insults: listless, meandering, lazy, dull-brained, long-winded, languid, and flaccid were just some of the epithets from the pundits. Even the New York...
  • Updated election forecasting model still points to Romney win, University of Colorado study says

    10/07/2012 9:47:33 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 35 replies
    University of Colorado Boulder ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2012 | University of Colorado Boulder
    An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election. According to their updated analysis, Romney is projected to receive 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes -- down five votes from their initial prediction -- and short of the 270 needed to win. The new forecast by political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver is based on more recent economic data than their original Aug....
  • Obama Jokes About His Debate Performance at Hollywood Fundraiser

    10/07/2012 9:37:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    President Obama made a joke about his debate performance at Sunday's lavish, $25,000 per person fundraiser at Hollywood's Nokia Theater. After noting the event's musical acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, and Stevie Wonder "perform flawlessly night after night," Obama quipped to laughter and applause, "I cant always say the same." Some additional highlights from the transcript obtained by Fox News's Greta Van Susteren included: BARACK OBAMA: The last thing we can afford right now is four years of the very same policies that led us to this crisis in the first place. I cannot allow...
  • Press Helps Obama Campaign Commit Gaffe Over Woman's Question of Ryan in Iowa

    10/07/2012 9:26:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    I originally thought that the story of Linda Morrison which will follow after the jump would be all about the Obama campaign completely misreading the situation surrounding a question asked of GOP vice-presidential nominee at a Clinton County, Iowa town hall forum. It turns out that it's actually biased reports from their good friends in the establishment press which led the overeager campaign to do something embarrassing. Here's how Shushannah Walshe at ABC News described the question Ryan was asked and the answer he gave (bolds are mine throughout this post): Paul Ryan Gets Asked for More Specifics, But This...
  • What's the Real Race Issue Here?

    10/07/2012 9:15:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    Twice Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren have faced off in televised debates, and twice the Massachusetts Senate candidates traded blows over Warren's claim to American Indian ancestry within seconds of the opening bell. The Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger have launched dueling campaign ads calling even more attention to the issue, and there has even been a mini-kerfuffle over the low-rent antics of a few Brown staff members, who were filmed war-whooping and tomahawk-chopping at a campaign event in Dorchester. Plainly the question of Warren's Cherokee heritage isn't going away any time soon. I'll be surprised if she and...
  • Obama, on fundraising swing, jokes about poor debate [more "bumps in the road"]

    10/07/2012 9:13:16 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/7/2012 | Olivier Knox
    LOS ANGELES President Barack Obama opened a two-day fundraising swing through California on Sunday with a "30 Days to Victory Concert" starring George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Hudson. He also seemed to poke fun at his own listless debate performance last week against Mitt Romney. "Everybody here is incredible professionals, they're such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. I can't always say the same," Obama said, drawing laughter and cheers from the crowd. Looking back at 2008, Obama said, "everybody always remembers the victory, but...
  • What's Damnable About Obama's Hampton Speech

    10/07/2012 8:52:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review Online via Real Clear Politics ^ | October 3, 2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Concerning Obamas Hampton University speech, just one observation. I dont care so much about the down-home accent and style. Lots of people slip into different skins, for different purposes. It isnt necessarily hypocritical or wrong. (That said, Im not eager to hear Hillary Clintons black voice again. Will we be treated to it when she runs in 2016?) What is damnable about Obamas Hampton speech is this: It perpetrates a racial lie. It furthers racial grievance and alienation. It hardens division in our society. It increases bitterness and mistrust...
  • South African Tells of Genocide in Communist-dominated South Africa

    10/07/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | October 06, 2012 | Christian Gomez
    On Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the Fox Valley Conservative Forum, which meets regularly for a luncheon on Tuesdays in Appleton, Wisconsin, hosted a talk by South African Sonia Hruska (pictured). Hruska, who now lives in the United States, discussed the ongoing genocide against white people in her country under the largely communist-controlled ANC government of Jacob Zuma. Born in Victoria, South Africa, to a nontraditional Afrikaner family, with a right-wing father and a left-wing mother, Hruska would go on to work in politics as a consultant in the presidential administration of Nelson Mandela from 1994 to 2001. I was the...
  • Legislator in Pennsylvania Refuses to Say the Pledge of Allegiance (Because "God" is in it)

    10/07/2012 7:11:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 10/05/2012 | Sara Noble
    It was just a routine House State Government Committee meeting and Chairman Daryl Metcalfe asked Pennsylvania state representative, Babette Josephs, to lead the patriotic pledge. She refused because it has the word “God” in it.This is what the dingbat said: “Based on my First Amendment rights and based on the fact that I really think it’s a prayer. I don’t pray in public.” [Inquisitor] More from the Inquisitor:Josephs noted after the meeting that Congress chose to insert “under God” into the pledge when she was about 14 years old. The Democratic politician maintains that the additional wording turned the...
  • The EPAs Disturbing Human Experiments

    10/07/2012 6:46:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 10/03/2012 | by Arnold Ahlert
    If the shocking allegations contained in a lawsuit filed last Friday by responsible science advocate Steven Milloy are accurate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a major scandal on its hands. As reported by the National Legal and Policy Center, Milloy initiated litigation in U.S. District Court in Virginia, based on evidence he accumulated via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He alleges that the EPA engaged in disturbing experimentation that deliberately exposed human beings to airborne particulate matter the agency itself considers lethal. The experiments were conducted at EPA’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina...
  • Same-sex couples hope for immigration equality

    10/07/2012 6:31:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2012 | Susan Carroll
    Fred Smith had long dreamed of the day that U.S. immigration officials would take a close look at the thick stack of papers he'd accumulated showing how deeply intertwined his life had become with his partner's since they met eight years ago at a church group dinner in Houston
  • Krugman Makes a Fool of Himself: 'The Press Just Doesn't Know How to Handle Flat Out Untruths'

    10/07/2012 6:14:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman made a fool of himself on ABC's This Week Sunday. Seconds after claiming "The press just doesn't know how to handle flat out untruths," Krugman called factual misstatements by President Obama during Wednesday's debate "minor fudges" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Video PAUL KRUGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: But can -- I don't want to skip by without talking about the facts issue, because Romney... GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: We have plenty of time coming up. KRUGMAN: I don't know whether to blame Lehrer or blame the president but it was kind of amazing because...
  • Sam Donaldson: 'If Obama Comes to the Next Two Debates With the Same Demeanor He's Losing'

    10/07/2012 5:40:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 117 replies ^ | October 7, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Sam Donaldson had some harsh words this weekend for President Obama's performance at Wednesday's debate. Appearing on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the former ABC White House correspondent said, "If he comes to the next two debates with the same demeanor, with the same passive resistance, hes losing" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Sam Donaldson: 'If Obama Comes to the Next Two Debates With the Same Demeanor He's Losing' CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Sam, huge impact of that debate Wednesday night? SAM DONALDSON: Big. Think John Kennedy in 1960, think Ronald Reagan in 1980. It's possibly that big because the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: William D Halyburton, Jr ~ October 8, 2012

    10/07/2012 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ William D. Halyburton, Jr. Info from here. William David Halyburton, Jr., (October 2, 1924 May 10, 1945) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II. He earned the medal while serving as a corpsman attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit in...