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  • Obama speech moved indoors

    09/05/2012 7:22:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/5/12 | BYRON TAU
    Democratic officials confirm to POLITICO that President Obama's prime time address will be moved indoors to the Time Warner Center. The Thursday address was scheduled to be at Bank of America stadium — an outdoor venue with more than 70,000 seats. But forecasts are predicting thunderstorms, forcing a last minute change in venue.
  • Obama nomination speech moved indoors to smaller venue, thousands left out

    09/05/2012 7:07:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2012 | Fox News
    <p>The obvious comment is that they couldn't fill the outdoor stadium.</p> <p>Fox is discussing all those planners, volunteers, etc. whose hours of labor have been futile.</p>
  • The Question Nobody Wants to Answer

    09/05/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/05/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    You have to feel a little sorry for Team Obama as they squirm to explain why the question "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" is so unfair. After all, there is only one way to answer it and retain any credibility. Which is why Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, when asked, responded, No, we're not. Within 24 hours, he reversed himself, by all accounts because the Obama campaign forced him to. I haven't checked the video to see if he was blinking T-O-R-T-U-R-E in Morse code as he did so. The idea that presidents "run"...
  • New York Times Proves Clint Eastwood Correct -- Obama Is Lousy CEO

    09/04/2012 9:35:28 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9-3-2012 | Rich Karlgaard - Commentary
    A New York Times front page story today — New York Times! — might have killed President Obama’s re-election hopes.The story is called “The Competitor in Chief — Obama Plays To Win, In Politics and Everything Else.” It is devastating.With such a title, and from such a friendly organ, at first I thought Jodi Kantor’s piece would be a collection of Obama’s greatest political wins: His rapid rise in Illinois, his win over Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, the passage of health care, and so on.But the NYT piece is not about any of that. Rather, it is a...
  • 84 Statistics That Prove That The Decline Of The Middle Class Is Real And That It Is Getting Worse

    09/04/2012 8:42:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 08/23/2012 | Michael Snyder
    The middle class in America is being systematically destroyed. Once upon a time the United States had the largest and most vibrant middle class in the history of the world. The rest of the globe looked at us in envy and wondered what we were doing right. But now everything seems to be going wrong for the middle class. Millions of our jobs have been shipped out of the country and competition for the remaining jobs is keeping wages at depressed levels. Meanwhile, the cost of living just keeps going up and up and middle class budgets are being stretched...
  • Jeff Bridges' House [Check out the digs of this 1%er who loves Obama]

    09/04/2012 5:16:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    The actor lives here. He purchased the home in 1994 for just under $7M from singer Kenny Loggins.
  • Obama facing mounting questions over 'you didn't build that' remark

    09/03/2012 12:32:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 2, 2012 | Amy Gardner
    After being pummeled for days at the Republican National Convention for his remark that business owners "didn't build that," President Obama heads to the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this week facing mounting questions about how he will respond to charges that he is hostile to free enterprise. On Sunday, senior Obama advisers suggested that they will not address the anti-business allegations directly but will instead try to turn the tables on their GOP rivals by accusing them of being dishonest about what Obama meant. Nevertheless, there are signs that they see a vulnerability. Obama has not repeated the...
  • Running on Zer0: Low blows, lower turnouts and low expectations

    09/02/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT · by jonrick46 · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | September 2, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama was swept to the White House in 2008 by a wave of idealism and inspirational campaigning in which he encapsulated the mood of the nation with his slogans of ‘Hope’, ‘Change’ and ‘Yes we can’. Then, his message was a fundamentally positive one. Americans wanted an end to the Bush era but that almost went without saying. Obama pointed to his own vision of the country; a post-partisan, post-racial America in which gridlock in Washington was ended and common-sense centrist solutions were adopted. What a difference four years makes. Obama is campaigning ferociously for a second term –...
  • Barack Obama struggles to inspire voters on the campaign trail

    09/02/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Guardian [UK] ^ | 1 September 2012 | Paul Harris
    When President Barack Obama mentioned the Republican party convention on the campaign trail in Fort Collins, Colorado, and his supporters began to boo his opponents, he paused and went off script. "Don't boo. Vote. That's the best response. Vote and get some of your best friends to vote," he told the audience at a rally on a campus of Colorado State University. The tone of urgency was notable. The 2008 version of Obama had no trouble getting people to go to the ballot box during his historic election win. But in 2012 it is a different game. Battered by the...
  • Gibbs blames Bush for Obama’s declining popularity among youth

    09/02/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 9-2-2012 | John Rossomando
    September 2, 2012 Gibbs blames Bush for Obama’s declining popularity among youth John Rossomando Youth enthusiasm for President Obama is nowhere near where it was in 2008 because of decisions made during the Bush years, according to Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs, who appeared this morning on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley.Crowley asked Gibbs about the President’s weakened support among young Americans under 30 who voted for Obama by by a 66 percent margin in 2008. Recent polling suggests that number has fallen to 48 percent today.“This is not 2008,” Gibbs said. “What’s happened since then...
  • St. Jude Medical cutting 300 jobs in reorganization, 80 in Minnesota

    08/31/2012 5:17:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-31-12 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Little Canada-based St. Jude Medical is eliminating 80 jobs in Minnesota as part of a restructuring plan the company announced Thursday, Aug. 30. The medical device manufacturer, which employs about 3,000 in Minnesota, said it is providing support to about 300 workers across the company whose jobs have been eliminated. St. Jude Medical competes in the market for heart devices against Fridley-based Medtronic and Natick, Mass.-based Boston Scientific, which makes pacemakers and implantable defibrillators at a division based in Arden Hills. On Wednesday, a Boston Scientific official said his company is moving forward with previously announced plans to eliminate jobs....
  • FACT CHECK: Obama promised and failed to keep Janesville GM plant open

    08/30/2012 8:20:25 AM PDT · by Qbert · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    President Barack Obama came to office during an economic crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two. Those were very tough days, and any fair measure of his record has to take that into account. My home state voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory. A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: “I believe that if our government is there to...
  • 3 Woodbridge teachers, 2 principals suspended amid cheating investigation

    08/28/2012 1:30:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | August 28, 2012
    The state is investigating cheating on standardized tests in four of the township’s 24 public schools — and three teachers and two principals were suspended Monday night due to the ongoing investigation, the district says. High rates of erasures on the NJ ASK tests in some schools prompted a closer look by the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance within the state’s Department of Education, according to Brian Small, the president of the Woodbridge Board of Education. In Woodbridge the investigation centered on four of the township’s schools.
  • Chevy Volt production suspended to trim supply, prepare plant for new model

    08/28/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/28/2012 | ap
    General Motors will temporarily close the Detroit-area plant that makes the Chevrolet Volt next month to control inventory and prepare to make a new model. Spokesman Bill Grotz says the factory will be off-line to match supply with demand and prepare to build the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. He wouldn't say how long. Grotz says GM is happy with its supply of electric Volts. The plant also makes Chevrolet Malibus.
  • Minnesota Supreme Court rejects challenge to Voter ID; throws out Ritchie's rewritten titles

    08/27/2012 5:27:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | doug belden
    Two proposed constitutional amendments will be presented to voters on November's ballot in the way the Legislature intended, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, Aug. 27. Both decisions were victories for conservatives. The Republican-controlled Legislature pushed both proposed amendments through over opposition from Democrats including Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton last year vetoed a bill to require photo ID, but has no power to block constitutional amendments that are sent directly to voters.
  • Love Him or Hate Him, You Don't Know Him: Obama's America, 2016

    08/27/2012 10:32:21 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 57 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | August 27, 2012 | Daniel J. Kelley
    Obama is a proponent of failed economic policies that have left much of the Third World mired in poverty. Rather than acknowledging that centralized economic planning is a failure, Obama faults America’s industrial might as the cause of economic malaise that has crippled much of Africa. The answer, therefore, is not to abandon the discredited economic policies, but to disable America so as to level the playing field. Once America is bankrupt, Kenyan economic programs are bound to succeed! As someone who follows politics and current events closely, I thought that I was better informed about Barack Obama’s radicalism than...
  • Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden 3X after getting cold feet - until Hillary stepped in

    08/20/2012 11:03:00 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies
    ukmail ^ | 8 20 12
    Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton, according to a new book. The explosive allegation is contained in an expose by journalist Rich Miniter, who argues that the White House’s carefully-crafted narrative of Obama as a decisive leader who dispatched the al-Qaeda leader despite the doubts of advisers is a myth. Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him will be published on Tuesday. Excerpts have been viewed by Mail Online. Miniter, a former ‘Wall Street Journal’, ‘Washington Times’...
  • The Strategic Failure of the Obama campaign (Chicago must be terrified )

    08/20/2012 5:37:46 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/16/2012 | Soren Dayton
    We are one week into Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan. A number of polls are coming out telling a variety of stories about what it means. But one thing is clear: Barack Obama’s campaign has had several significant strategic failures this summer. And they failed to define Paul Ryan out of the gate with their Mediscare tactics. And they failed to define Mitt Romney this summer with a huge campaign spend. The Obama campaign hoped to use the summer to define Mitt Romney. They spent $25 million in May ads. Obama spent $58m in June. What effect did it...
  • Obama’s Loot-and-Plunder Theory on Steroids

    08/19/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 4 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | August 18, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    :: Use It or Lose it: We Can't Wait- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -According to unelected hoodlums within the Obama Administration, from 2003 to 2006, Congress set aside $473 million in earmark transportation funds that have never been spent. "These idle earmarks have sat on the shelf as our infrastructure continued to age and construction workers stood on the sideline,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a conference call Friday. "I'm taking that unspent money and giving it right back to the states so they can put it to work on the infrastructure projects that they need most --...
  • Yes, More Solyndras for Clean Energy (Vacation on Planet Gore Alert)

    08/10/2012 12:10:53 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 8/9/2012 | Michael "Embrace the Failure" Grunwald
    The Solyndra “scandal” is trotted out every few months as part of the big-vs.-small-government debate in this country, but it is not and never was a scandal. The federal clean-energy loan program that the infamous solar-panel maker was a part of was designed to finance risky ventures, and Solyndra was a reasonable risk: an innovative manufacturer with huge private backing and an opportunity to transform the industry. But the industry transformed itself first. Silicon prices plunged, Solyndra’s advantages vanished, and the firm went bust. It happens. The Bush and Obama Administrations both selected Solyndra from 143 applicants for the program’s...
  • Indigestion for ‘les Riches’ in a Plan for Higher Taxes

    08/07/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8/7/2012 | LIZ ALDERMAN
    PARIS — The call to Vincent Grandil’s Paris law firm began like many others that have rolled in recently. On the line was the well-paid chief executive of one of France’s most profitable companies, and he was feeling nervous. President François Hollande is vowing to impose a 75 percent tax on the portion of anyone’s income above a million euros ($1.24 million) a year. “Should I be preparing to leave the country?” the executive asked Mr. Grandil. The lawyer’s counsel: Wait and see. For now, at least. “We’re getting a lot of calls from high earners who are asking whether...
  • Chick-fil-A "Kiss-In" Nothing But A Three-Ring Media Circus

    08/07/2012 4:05:11 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6 August 2012 | Editorial
    Media Bias: What if they gave a news event and no one came? That's the story of the Chick-fil-A "Kiss-In" called by gay rights activists and copiously covered by the press. The real story is how the media played it up. In a dishonest bid to discredit the authentic display of national unity Aug. 1 over free-speech rights at Chick-fil-A, a fast-food chain whose CEO supports traditional marriage, the mainstream media marshaled their troops to cover what was billed as a "kiss-in" counterdemonstration by gay rights activists at the same outlets last Friday. One problem: The media outnumbered the kissers....
  • Free Republic Has Become a Cult of ZOT!

    08/05/2012 8:49:07 PM PDT · by America always · 148 replies
    FR seems to have taken on many of the cult like attributes the cabal of anti-Mormon critics here ceaselessly and falsely subscribe to Mormons. I’ll follow the tactics of these folks in describing why FR is a cult. To start I’ll come up with my own definition of ‘cult’ and then follow up with a series of points selectively chosen to suit my own agenda. I’ll follow this model so as at to not confuse the usual suspects since the pattern of circular logic will be so familiar to them. A ‘cult’ is defined as an organization that: - Bears...
  • Ex-Limbaugh sponsor says dropping show during Fluke controversy hurt company (Carbonite)

    08/03/2012 3:38:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3 August 2012 | Sean Higgins
    During the height of the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy in March, software company Carbonite announced it would no longer sponsor the conservative radio host. As CEO David Friend said at the time: No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our...
  • ‘Totally Heterosexual’ Anti-Chick-fil-A Tough Guy Fired for Bullying Drive-Thru Girl

    08/03/2012 9:07:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/3/2012 | Becket Adams
    It appears Blaze readers weren’t the only ones disgusted by the actions of Adam M. Smith, the grown man who recorded a video of himself berating a female employee at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Tucson, Ariz. It looks like his former employers at Vante were just as displeased: Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company. The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [8/3/12: Obamugabe's lowest point of year: -23]

    08/03/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 8/3/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 43%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided... Currently, 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23 (see trends). This is the president’s lowest Approval Index rating of 2012.
  • Exec Bullies Chick-Fil-A Worker, Then Promptly Gets Fired For It

    08/02/2012 3:24:21 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 213 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 2, 2012 | Kim Bhasin
    Adam Smith, former CFO and treasurer of medical supplies manufacturer Vante, riled people up today when he put up a video of himself bullying a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee in Tucson on YouTube. Smith unsympathetically berates the worker in the video, which was initially titled ”Reduce $’s to Chick-Fil-A’s Hate Groups.” It has since been taken down (though other have uploaded it too). ”I’m a nice guy, by the way … totally heterosexual," he says to the worker. "Not a gay in me, I just can’t stand the hate.” Smith has now been fired from his job at Vante. Here's the...
  • Yahoo Mail down again

    08/02/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 18 replies
    Third time in a week I cant access Yahoo Mail. Anyone else having this issue?
  • Chick-fil-A confirms 'record-setting day' on 'Appreciation Day'

    08/02/2012 9:38:14 AM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 58 replies
    Chick-fil-A announced Thursday morning that supporters who flocked to the restaurant for "Appreciation Day" propelled the company to a "record-setting day." The statement confirmed anecdotal claims that the long lines seen at Chick-fil-A's across the country Wednesday fueled unprecedented sales. The turnout came after CEO Dan Cathy came under fire in some circles for his opposition to same-sex marriage. "We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. We congratulate local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with...
  • GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll

    08/02/2012 9:09:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/2/2012 | Dominic Rushe
    Business General Motors GM profits slip 41% as European struggles take their toll America's largest car firm made $1.5bn in the second quarter of 2012, with European division reporting operating loss of $361m Share 531 Email Dominic Rushe guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 August 2012 09.25 EDT General Motors GM's CEO Dan Akerson said: 'We have more work to do to offset the headwinds we face.' Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/EPA General Motors' profits fell 41% in the second quarter as troubles in Europe undercut strong sales in North America. America's largest automaker made $1.5bn in the second quarter of 2012, compared with $2.5bn...
  • “Denial” is not a river in Egypt…

    08/01/2012 8:51:22 PM PDT · by jaypounder · 7 replies
    The Event ^ | 08/01/2012 | Jay Pounder
    “Denial” is not a river in Egypt… "In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope, but as I look about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope—nothing of man." - Former President Calvin Coolidge, 1932 I had an interesting conversation yesterday with someone who has just recently started to get their head around this idea of coming “The Event”. She had an interesting viewpoint on why so many people are offering up resistance to this idea of what's coming. “People continue to...
  • Why Government Stimulus Is Not Working...

    07/31/2012 11:42:16 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-31-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A couple of days ago there was a #ConceptsProgressivesCantGrasp hashtag game on Twitter. I tweeted... #ConceptsProgressivesCantGrasp you can't get economic growth by taxing the private sector & then give that $ to the public sector A dumb liberal tweeted back... "uhhh actually...yeah that is exactly how it works ....look at history" To keep this brief. I fired back with a quote from FDR's treasury secretary that the New Deal failed (after she said it didn't). Suddenly, she changed the subject to a different burden of proof (her opinion...that's it), and history didn't matter anymore...RAH KEYNES!The exchange got me wondering how/if I...
  • #NBC Fail: Network's Olympic Disaster Earns Global Social Media Mockery

    07/29/2012 4:30:39 AM PDT · by saywhatagain · 48 replies
    twictcy.com ^ | Sunday July 29,2012 | Twitcy.Com
    NBC has united the world…in scorn, contempt, and mockery of its gaffe-plagued, stone-age Olympics coverage. Cutting the tribute to the 7/7 London Islamic terror victims from the network’s opening ceremonies coverage was just the tip of the iceberg. Yesterday, the #NBCFail hashtag erupted worldwide and showed no signs of let-up. Ridiculous tape delays, news/programming spoilers, arrogant tweets from former NPR executive-turned-NBC chief digital officer Vivian Schiller, geographic errors, and streaming woes have earned the peacock network global social media mockery.
  • 600 Hours

    07/22/2012 10:31:49 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 19 July 2012 | Jennifer Harper
    For everyone who marvels at the amount of time President Obama spends playing golf, here are a few numbers from the Government Accountability Institute, which has analyzed how much time Mr. Obama actually spent in economic meetings of any kind during his first 1,257 days in office, based on the official White House calendar and the daily presidential calendar compiled by Politico. Among other things, the analysis found that Mr. Obama spent less than 4 percent of his total time in economic meetings or briefings and that there were 773 days (72 percent), excluding Sundays, in which the president had...
  • TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien

    07/18/2012 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien By Edwin Mora July 18, 2012 (CNSNews.com) -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office. The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO. Six of the illegal aliens were actually able to get pilot’s licenses. Discovery of the trouble...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats should skip the convention

    07/18/2012 6:31:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Nancy Pelosi: Democrats should skip the convention By: Tim Mak July 18, 2012 07:59 AM EDT House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says that Democratic members should stay home and campaign in their districts rather than go to the party’s national convention in North Carolina. “I’m not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except I think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, use their financial and political resources to help them win their election,” Pelosi said in an exclusive interview for POLITICO Live’s On Congress, a new weekly show to be streamed...
  • Romney haters, did you cry to your parents when u lost growing up

    07/14/2012 9:24:58 PM PDT · by shoedog · 423 replies
    Threads | 7/14/2012 | Self
    I have to wonder if all the Romney haters on this site were the same people who ran home to mom when they lost at games as kids. I did not vote for Romney in the primaries. If you asked anyone that knows me, they would say I am right of Reagan. What I don't understand is all of you that love this country,which I truly believe you do, that are willing to not vote for Romney and potentially allow this country to fail by re-electing Obama!, how does that make sense?
  • Academics: Muslim terrorists simply misunderstood

    07/13/2012 11:38:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/13/2012 | Chelsea Schilling
    A taxpayer-funded study released this week declares that Muslim terrorists are generally misunderstood, don’t want to force their religion on the world and only kill people to protect themselves from victimization by enemies of Islam. A 14-page document, titled, “How Islamist Extremists Quote the Quran,” explains the study’s analysis of 2,000 instances of propaganda from al-Qaida and other Islamic extremist groups from 1998 to 2011: We conclude that verses extremists cite from the Qur’an do not suggest an offensive foe seeking domination and conquest of unbelievers, as is commonly assumed. Instead they deal with themes of victimization, dishonor, and retribution....
  • Obama Campaign Attacks Contributors after being Out-Fundraised: "This is no joke!"

    07/10/2012 10:48:17 AM PDT · by rightistight · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/9/12 | Aurelius
    In either a moment of anger or of trying to goad their supporters into ponying up more dough, the Obama Campaign released a new message: "This is no joke." The sentence came in the latest email to Obama supporters in which Ann Marie Habershaw, Chief Operating Officer for Obama for America, trembled at the prospect of the Romney campaign fundraising more money than President Obama. "We still got beat. Handily," Ms. Habershaw explained to Obama followers. "Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million... You know what that means. We've got some work to do," she continued. She...
  • Hill Poll: Majority believe Obama has changed country for worse [By a WIDE margin]

    07/09/2012 6:56:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/9/12 | Sheldon Alberts
    Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority. A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.
  • With Little to Say, Obama Eats Grits in Rust Belt

    07/09/2012 5:04:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2012 | Michael Barone
    "A step in the right direction." That's what Barack Obama said in Poland, Ohio, about Friday's Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report, which showed only 80,000 net new jobs and unemployment remaining at 8.2 percent. The thought will occur to many, not all of them Obama detractors, that this was at best a baby step. It's not enough to keep up with population growth, much less to restore the low unemployment rates of most of the 1990s and 2000s. Another thought will occur to professional amateur political strategists: Why did the president's campaign schedule a two-day bus tour of northern...
  • Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)

    07/06/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 175 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/6/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Kevin Madden, a Republican communications expert with long ties to Mitt Romney, will become a more frequent and visible spokesman for the presidential campaign, a source close to the decision said on Friday. The increased responsibilities for Mr. Madden came in the wake of criticism from nervous Republicans about Mr. Romney’s campaign team. The Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that the campaign “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”
  • Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery [OUTRAGEOUS]

    07/06/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT · by upchuck · 44 replies
    IBD ^ | July 6, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    More workers joined the federal government's disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation's jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery. The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration. The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama's economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June...
  • Wall Street Journal editorial says Mitt Romney ‘squandering’ chance against President Obama

    07/05/2012 8:37:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/5/12 | Matt Viser
    -snip- “Met Romney last week,” Murdoch tweeted last week. “Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.” The next day, Murdoch tweeted, “Romney people upset at me! Of course I want him to win, save us from socialism, etc but should listen to good advice and get stuck in!” Jack Welch, the former chief executive of General Electric, added his voice of criticism. He tweeted, “Hope Mitt Romney is listening to Murdoch advice ont campaign staff ... playing in league with Chicago pols. ... No room...
  • Green Energy Leaves 800.000 Germans In The Dark

    06/29/2012 8:16:14 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 27 replies
    Global Warming Policy Foundation ^ | 6/27/2012 | P Gosselin
    Energy poverty is sweeping over modern Germany like never before. Flagship German newspaper Die Welt has an online report titled: Fast 800.000 Deutsche können Strom nicht bezahlen. In English: Almost 800,000 Germans cannot pay for electricity. As Germany subsidies wealthy homeowners and businesses owners to install solar panels on their homes and commercial buildings, low income families living in rented apartments are getting stuck footing skyrocketing electric bills. Many can no longer afford to pay for electricity, and so the utilities are cutting off their power. Indeed high energy prices are causing everything else to get more expensive as well...
  • Income Tax Sucker Punch Just Around the Corner in 2013

    06/26/2012 1:13:23 PM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATRF ^ | 2012-06-26 | Blake Seitz
    Current Law & Expiration The current income tax rate structure was put in place by Title I of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA). EGTRRA is scheduled to sunset on January 1, 2013. The rate structure will then revert to its much higher, pre-2001 levels. Taxable Income 2012 Marginal Tax Rate 2013 Marginal Tax Rate Up to $8,700 for single filers Up to $17,400 for joint filers 10% 15% Between $8,700 and $35,350 for single filers Between $17,500 and $70,700 for joint filers 15% 15% Between $35,350 and $85,650 for single filers Between $70,700 and...
  • On second thought,it wasn't a good idea....

    06/24/2012 5:03:30 PM PDT · by Doogle · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube ^ | 03/22/12 | wwwideinterweb
    Some humor before the game starts (Yanks/Mets).What were you thinking moments.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Obamugabe at -22 for two days in a row]

    06/23/2012 10:08:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    RasmussenReports.com ^ | 6/23/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting 48% of the vote, while President Obama earns 43%. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided....Currently, 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22
  • Minnesota flood: ‘We feel overwhelmed’ [Obamugabe's FEMA absent, will take "several days"]

    06/22/2012 6:47:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Morris Daily Herald ^ | 6/22/12 | Larry Oakes, Richard Meryhew and Matt McKinney
    As residents here filled dumpsters with ruined possessions Thursday and state officials surveyed gaping sinkholes and an estimated $100 million in damage from historic flooding, water suddenly rose farther south, forcing more evacuations. In Moose Lake, about 40 miles south of Duluth, city officials declared a state of emergency as water encroached and surrounded the town. Well into the evening, residents desperately sandbagged trying to hold back rising water. Some won. Some didn’t... Officials are scrambling to come up with damage assessments Dayton can use to request federal disaster assistance from FEMA, a process expected to take several days.
  • Top UBS executive and Barrack Obama's leading fundraiser, Robert Wolf under bank scrutiny

    06/21/2012 5:28:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 6/22/12 | Economic Times
    One of the biggest banks in the world wants the president's favourite banker muzzled. The banker, Robert Wolf, a top UBS executive in New York, is among President Barack Obama's leading fundraisers, building more than $500,000 for his re-election so far this year. A regular presence at big campaign fundraisers, Wolf, who is 50, golfs and vacations with Obama and is known for emailing friends photos of himself with the president.