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  • Believe it – Employment Numbers Were Ginned

    10/15/2012 4:15:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | October 15, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    A couple weeks ago, this column analyzed the inflation rate reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and concluded that you should rely on your common sense when the government reports questionable statistics. If they don’t make sense based on what you see, experience, and hear from your friends, then they’re probably wrong. Last week’s unemployment number – which decreased to a still-dismal 7.8% – should not only make no sense to you, but should have never made sense to the BLS and therefore should never have been issued. So am I just popping off or is there a...
  • CBS News Reporter Slams Obama Over Taliban Lie

    10/13/2012 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/12 | Elad Benari
    CBS News and "60 Minutes" reporter Lara Logan has lambasted the Obama administration for pushing what she called the "major lie" that the Taliban has been weakened in Afghanistan by the U.S. military. According to a Fox News report, Logan spoke last week to a crowd of about 1,100 at last the Better Government Association annual luncheon in Chicago. During the speech she accused the administration of downplaying the number of Al Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan to support its rush to leave. She also claimed Washington acts as apologists for the Taliban by downplaying their links to Al Qaeda and...
  • Biden's Lies From The Debate

    10/13/2012 9:03:50 AM PDT · by Varmint Al · 6 replies
    Michael Berry Site ^ | 10/13/2012 | Michael Berry
    “I always say what I mean,” Joe Biden said Thursday. The notoriously gaffe-prone train enthusiast and current vice president of the United States made a number of factually inaccurate statements during last night’s debate. 1. The Obama administration “did not know” the Libyan embassy had requested additional security prior to the terrorist attack that killed four Americans “We weren’t told they wanted more security there,” Biden said in response to a charge from Republican opponent Paul Ryan. “We did not know they wanted more security.” -snip-
  • Obama points to progress in the US auto industry following rescue of GM, Chrysler

    10/13/2012 5:08:57 AM PDT · by gotribe · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/13/2012 | AP
    President Barack Obama is hailing the rebound of the U.S. auto industry, pointing to progress since his administration rescued General Motors and Chrysler.
  • Fact Check: Top Ten Worst Lies by Joe Biden in VP Debate

    10/12/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies ^ | 10-12-12 | by Joel B. Pollak
    Once again, Joe Biden lied his way through a Vice Presidential debate--just as he did in his contest with Sarah Palin in 2008. This time, the media caught a few of Biden's worst "malarkey" moments--as did his opponent, Paul Ryan, when he could get a word in edgewise. Here are the top ten worst lies told by Biden during the debate: Update - Honorable Mention: "There's not one Democrat who endorsed his...plan." Biden lied--as Ryan pointed out, amidst the Vice President's interruptions--about the fact that Ryan had worked with both Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and former Clinton budget...
  • An Incriminating Timeline: Obama Administration and Libya

    10/10/2012 5:27:05 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 27 replies
    Heritage ^ | October 8, 2012 | Helle Dale
    The latest incriminating information on the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya indicates that the State Department turned down a request for additional security from concerned U.S. embassy staff.New evidence shows there were security threats in Libya in the months prior to the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Despite these threats, the State Department left its personnel there to fend for themselves.And when the terrorist attack did take place, the Obama Administration peddled the ridiculous story that an offensive, amateurish, anti-Islam YouTube video was to blame in order to avoid characterizing...
  • PROJECT VERITAS EXCLUSIVE: DNC Staffer Assists Double Voting In Support Of

    10/10/2012 11:33:46 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Oct.10, 2012 | PROJECT VERITAS
    Jimmy O'Keefe nails them again!
  • Obama’s truth deficit: President thrown off-balance when his falsehoods are challenged

    10/05/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012
    It’s bad enough when the universal consensus is that you lost the first presidential debate. What’s worse for President Obama is that his own team concedes he did so without telling the truth. Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager essentially called her boss a liar on Thursday. During the previous night’s contest, Mitt Romney refused to allow the president to get away with saying the GOP tax plan would result in a $5 trillion cut that is not paid for. “My No. 1 principle is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit,” the former Massachusetts...
  • Liberals Should Reconsider The "Romney Lied" Debate Meme (pic)

    10/05/2012 9:49:06 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Rather than just settle on the fact that their guy was beaten and deal with it, they're trying to tell the country Obama lost because Romney lied his way to victory.Aside from the fact this is pure Alinskyite projection on their part, there's another angle they haven't considered in this folly...
  • Fact Check: Suspicion Falls on Labor Secretary Solis as She Misleads on Jobs Numbers

    10/05/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT · by Justaham · 103 replies ^ | 10/5/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Suspicion about the federal government's September jobs report has fallen on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, who appeared on CNBC this morning and defended the numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), claiming--falsely--that upward revisions of 86,000 jobs were from the private sector. In fact, the new number is entirely accounted for by upwards revisions to state and federal government payrolls. The BLS reported that while only 114,000 jobs were created in September--which would have translated into a rise in unemployment from 8.1% to 8.2%--the unemployment rate fell dramatically to 7.8%. That unusual drop is the fastest in nearly...
  • Mrs. Obama: ‘Barack Has Done a Phenomenal Job Working Around a Congress...'

    10/05/2012 5:41:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    "[Y]ou can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a Congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways,” First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio program. “And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a Congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues,” she said. “But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have Barack...
  • US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

    10/05/2012 5:44:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 247 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 5, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election.
  • New FReeper Obama Cookbook.. "COOKING THE BOOKS with BARACK"

    10/05/2012 6:09:48 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 36 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    WE wrote the CLINTON LEGACY COOKBOOK, it seems now we must honor this administration with it's LEGACY in this new reality..
  • Can't Make a Choice Based on Lies

    10/04/2012 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Michael Medved
    Both presidential candidates describe this election as the most important choice in a generation and insist that the outcome will fatefully shape the direction of government and society. But voters can’t make a meaningful decision when the discussion during the last month of the campaign (and, undoubtedly, much of the televised debate on Wednesday night) will be based on shameless, embarrassing lies. Those lies flow most egregiously (but not exclusively) from the President of the United States. Every day Barack Obama frames the electoral decision as a stark choice between his warm-hearted, communitarian approach of “we’re all in this together”...
  • 12 Obama Debate Lies And Counting…

    10/04/2012 7:02:25 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 13 replies
    GOP ^ | October 4, 2012
    At Last Night’s Debate, Obama Had Trouble With The Facts LIE #1: OBAMA SAYS HIS PLAN REDUCES THE DEFICIT BY $4 TRILLION THE CLAIM: Obama: “I’ve Proposed A Specific $4 Trillion Deficit Reduction Plan.” OBAMA: “I’ve proposed a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. … The way we do it is $2.50 for every cut, we ask for $1 in additional revenue.” (President Barack Obama, Presidential Debate, Denver, CO, 10/3/12) THE FACTS: “Virtually No Serious Budget Analyst Agreed With This Accounting.” “But virtually no serious budget analyst agreed with this accounting. Obama’s $4 trillion figure, for instance, includes counting some...
  • Obama and Romney Will Be Subjected to Real Lie Detector Test During Tonight’s Debate — Seriously

    10/03/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 31 replies
    President Barack Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not only be debating each other for the very first time tonight, they will also be subjected to an involuntary lie detector test.The lobbying group Americans for Limited Government (ALG) announced Wednesday that they have contracted with the company Voice Analysis Technology to separate the truth from fiction during the presidential debate.ALG President Bill Wilson called the technology “a break-through for the American people.”“For the first time, within a few hours of a political debate, the American people will know if the candidates are telling the truth, and better be...
  • U.S. Pulls All Its Staff Out of Benghazi

    10/02/2012 5:58:33 AM PDT · by edpc · 17 replies
    The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo News ^ | 2 Oct 2012 | Dashiell Bennett
    The State Department has officially removed all government personnel from the Libyan city of Benghazi, closing the consulate building and possibly ending any chance of an on-site investigation of the attack there. Although it has been three weeks since the assault there that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other embassy employees, the FBI has still not been able to visit the compound, set up any operations in the city, or even interview any witnesses who were present during the terrorist attack.
  • Ambassador Chris Stevens Is Dead, And Al Qaeda Is Alive

    10/01/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 7 replies
    PJMedia ^ | September 30th, 2012 | Rand Simberg
    In our last discussion of Obama campaign myths, I recalled Joe Biden’s campaign bumper sticker that “Bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive.” We dismantled the latter part of it there. Now it’s time to take on the “Bin Laden is dead.” Now just as GM is literally (as Joe Biden would say, whether it was or not) alive, if on life support, bin Laden is certainly dead, even if the evidence was disposed of, but in both cases, the phrases were code. With regard to the latter, it is code for “we beat al-Qaeda.” But in order to...
  • Why Rice Resigning, Misses The Point

    09/30/2012 6:49:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 30, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    Dr. Susan Rice should resign her post as the U.N. Ambassador of the United States. The bald-faced lies that she blatantly repeated five days after the savage and brutal attack against the American compounds (plural) in Libya on September 11, 2012 are enough to bar her from being allowed to represent the United States in any position of trust for a very long time to come. Americans don't like it when facts get mixed up or miscommunicated, but purposefully using the media megaphone that is the top television news platforms to openly lie to the American people defies Nixonian and...
  • MSNBC caught using edited clip from rally to attack Mitt Romney

    09/28/2012 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 28, 2012 | Joe Newby
    In an effort to downplay Romney's support at a rally in Dayton, Ohio, MSNBC used an edited video to make it appear as though the crowd was screaming "Ryan, Ryan," Joel B. Pollack reported at on Friday. But a closer look at the actual unedited footage from CSPAN tells a much different story. MSNBC first aired the video on Wednesday, "prompting an embarrassed Joe Scarborough to mutter 'Oh, sweet Jesus' and a purse-lipped Mika Brzezinski to ask 'What’s wrong with those people,'” The Blaze reported on Thursday. Video: MSNBC caught doctoring clip from Romney/Ryan rally Beckett Adams wrote that...
  • Security Fears Hobble Inquiry of Libya Attack

    09/27/2012 11:02:19 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 27, 2012 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    BENGHAZI, Libya — Sixteen days after the death of four Americans in an attack on a United States diplomatic mission here, fears about the near-total lack of security have kept F.B.I. agents from visiting the scene of the killings and forced them to try to piece together the complicated crime from Tripoli, more than 400 miles away. Investigators are so worried about the tenuous security, people involved in the investigation say, that they have been unwilling to risk taking some potential Libyan witnesses into the American Embassy in Tripoli. Instead, the investigators have resorted to the awkward solution of questioning...
  • US officials knew Libya attack was terrorism within 24 hours, sources confirm

    09/27/2012 7:28:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies ^ | 9/27/2012
    URGENT: U.S. intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that it was a terrorist attack and suspected Al Qaeda-tied elements were involved, sources told Fox News -- though it took the administration a week to acknowledge it. The account conflicts with claims on the Sunday after the attack by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice that the administration believed the strike was a "spontaneous" event triggered by protests in Egypt over an anti-Islam film. Two senior U.S. officials said the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first...
  • Why do Americans mistrust the media? Here’s one reason.

    09/27/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT · by John David Powell · 11 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | John David Powell
    America’s news organizations did not spend much time reporting on the most recent Gallup poll ( that looked at how the public feels about them. That is understandable. After all, not many folks want to dwell on the fact that most of the world does not trust them. At least that’s what Gallup says about the state of the American journalism profession today. The survey determined six out of ten Americans (that’s 60 percent for those keeping score at home) have little or no trust in the media to do their jobs fully, accurately, and fairly. But this is nothing...
  • ANTIQUE MEDIA: You figured out yet that everything White House told you about Benghazi was a lie?

    09/24/2012 1:03:48 PM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | September 24, 2012 | Doug Ross
    Stephen Hayes does the rundown, which can be summarized as follows:• Ambassador Susan Rice lied on five Sunday talk shows last week, saying that the attack that killed Ambassador Stevens was not "premeditated or preplanned". • Ambassador Susan Rice also lied about Stevens' security, stating that " two of the four Americans who were killed were there providing security." • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney lied that the attacks had nothing to do with the anniversary of 9/11. • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lied as well, indicating that an anti-Islamic film was the cause of the non-existent protests...
  • Carney: Attacks on Obama’s “bumps” comments are “desperate and offensive”

    09/24/2012 3:08:38 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/24/12 | Erika Johnsen
    As Ed already recounted, President Obama’s 60 Minutes interview that aired last night is causing a wee bit of headache for the White House — his comments about four American deaths in Libya being a “bump in the road” and about Israel’s concerns over Iran being just “noise,” as you might imagine, haven’t been playing over too well. The Romney campaign quickly seized on the remarks as insensitive and inappropriate, via WaPo: “His indication that developments in the Middle East represent bumps in the road is a very different view than I have,” the Republican candidate told ABC News. “I...
  • List of Obama Lies

    09/24/2012 12:49:19 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 5 replies
    Below is a list of Obama’s documented lies so far with the most recent lies first.Lies During Fourth Year “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration” Romney and Ryan will gut pell grants for low-income college My budget will cut the deficit by $4 Trillion over 10 “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing...
  • President Obama's Distortions on '60 Minutes'

    09/24/2012 12:13:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2012 | Neil Snyder
    Yesterday on CBS' 60 Minutes, Barack Obama made a bold statement--one that voters need to think about long and hard before they cast their ballots: "Well, let's see what I've done since I came into office. I said I'd end the war in Iraq. I did. I said that we'd go after al Qaeda. They've been decimated in the Fatah. That we'd go after bin Laden. He's gone. So I've executed on my foreign policy. And it's one that the American people largely agree with. So if Gov. Romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say...
  • Skewed and Unskewed Polls

    09/24/2012 7:36:30 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 18 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 23 Sep 2012 | Charlie Martin
    In most all things, I try to follow Hanlon’s (or Heinlein’s) Razor: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” This is particularly important to remember when looking at polls, Sometimes, however, one must wonder. As I pointed out yesterday, the result of Romney’s “really bad week” was that Romney had gone from 5 or 6 points behind in Gallup, to essentially tied. Even so, a number of people have noted that there are some odd assumptions in that poll, and others. Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen talked about it recently. Asked if the polls were, in...
  • U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High

    09/21/2012 7:14:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | 9/21/2012 | Lymari Morales
    Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004. The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for a presidential election year. This reflects the continuation of a pattern in which negativity increases...
  • Obama’s embassy cover story dissolves

    09/21/2012 10:04:58 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/21/12 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is a measure of how skewed the reporting is and how intellectually inconsistent is most of the “analysis” from the mainstream media that while Mitt Romney’s comment on the embassy attacks held the attention of the press for days (when in fact he had correctly surmised that the administration was trying to make excuses for the embassy attack by expressing regret over an anti-Muslim video)), there has been comparatively little concern with a much more critical story: Did the Obama team intentionally lie to voters (or just shoot first and aim later) for a week about what it knew,...
  • Obama's Body Language Reveals What He Fears

    09/21/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • For the 47 Percent There Are Lies About Hope Versus The Truth About Dependency

    09/18/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-18-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Is the Dam of Obama/Clinton Lies Beginning to Crack?

    09/17/2012 3:25:22 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 71 replies
    Power Line ^ | 9/16/12 | John Hinderacker
    Barack Obama and his minions are so used to controlling the press that they seem to think they can get away with anything. Thus, the eruption of anti-American riots from Morocco to Pakistan, beginning on September 11, is chalked up to a spontaneous eruption of entirely understandable Muslim distress over an otherwise-unknown YouTube video. Never mind the RPGs and machine guns. And when an American ambassador is murdered and dragged through the streets of Benghazi by a howling mob, not to worry: there was no negligence in failing to provide security; the ambassador, Chris Stevens, died essentially by accident from...
  • "Stretch" - Obama for America TV Ad

    09/16/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | BarackObamadotcom
    You work hard, stretch every penny, but chances are you pay a higher tax rate than him: Mitt Romney made $20 million dollars in 2010, but paid only 14% in taxes—probably less than you. Now he has a plan that will give millionaires another tax break and raises taxes on middle class families by up to $2000 dollars a year. Mitt Romney's middle class tax increase: he pays less, you pay more.
  • Hillary Clinton, Defender of Infidelity and the Killers of Infidels

    09/15/2012 12:34:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Last year, Mrs. Clinton was inspired by the revolution in Libya and praised the rebels for "taking back their country." This year, when US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens' murdered corpse was desecrated in a manner reminiscent of how rebels treated the body of "we came, we saw, he died" Muammar Gaddafi,....Hillary Clinton seemed shocked and confused. Hillary Clinton, who must have been asking herself...."How can this happen" question when Bill was caught with his pants down in the Oval Office, responded to the crisis by asking "How can this happen in a country we help liberate, in a city...we...
  • Former University of Chicago Law School dean: Obama was never offered tenure

    09/12/2012 7:41:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-12-12 | Charles C. Johnson
    A longtime professor and one-time dean of the University of Chicago Law School told The Daily Caller that Barack Obama was never offered tenure, despite the assertions of a New York Times reporter who covers the president and the first family. “Other faculty members dreamed of tenured positions; [Obama] turned them down,” wrote Times White House Correspondent Jodi Kantor, author of “The Obamas,” in a July 30, 2008 profile of the president’s twelve years as a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. And yet, according to longtime University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein, Obama was never actually...
  • Mitt Romney - Meet the Press (Full Interview) 09/09/12

    09/11/2012 2:12:27 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/11/2012
    Please pass along this clip as a means to shut up a blatantly false claim by the Obama campaign that Mitt Romney is going to remove preexisting conditions from his health care plan. He CLEARLY STATED on Sunday's Meet The Press that he WILL NOT remove the preexisting conditions from his reformed version of health care. I know we have major issues with Mitt and Romneycare but the Obama campaign is doing a huge viral attack today about this with images and Ezra Klein's piece in the WaPo. Here is the image they are using in their viral campaign...
  • Meet Democrat Joe Biden - The Vice Presidential Candidate Who Really Lies, A Lot

    09/11/2012 8:36:10 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | MrChakaMalaka
    This is why the leftist propaganda machine went on the attack versus Paul Ryan to challenge is credibility.
  • (Party of Slavery & KKK) “For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights ..."

    09/06/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    WP - The Fact Checker ^ | 09/05/2012 | The Fact Checker
    “For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers’ rights, and women’s rights.” — from a history of the Democratic Party, on DNC Web site. A number of readers asked about this brief (20 paragraphs or so) history of the Democratic party, especially the first sentence. It certainly appears to ignore the party’s long and troubled history with race, literally leaping from the “200 years” phrase to 1920, when the women’s suffrage amendment was enacted. The Web history mentions the leadership of President Woodrow Wilson in helping pass the 19th...
  • Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle

    09/05/2012 1:25:34 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5 Sep 2012, 5:58 AM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s pitch to voters last night relied on the premise that she and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years--about how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was “rusted out" and found his furniture “in a dumpster,” how they both came from families that had to “scrape by.” Her fairy tale--however well-delivered--was one great, big, colorful lie. Both Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama began their adult lives with a leg up on the rest of America. They attended elite schools: Michelle went to...
  • Oakland Tribune editorial: Flawed pension "reform" bill result of flawed process

    09/04/2012 7:16:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/4/12 | Editor
    Did we all get suckered last week by the governor's office and the state Legislature on pension "reform"? Within a 72-hour period, Gov. Jerry Brown released sketchy details, the 60-page bill was posted on the Internet, a committee hearing was held and the Legislature approved it. We scrambled to decipher the highly technical and complex language. The Legislature and governor's office put out summaries that were incomplete and misleading. Outside experts had no opportunity for input. It was an outrageous charade. A missing word here, an added clause there -- it didn't take much to change the meaning and effect....
  • No Muslim prayers at Democratic Convention, but Cardinal Dolan will give closing prayer

    08/31/2012 6:41:20 AM PDT · by procrustes · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Catherine Poe
    WASHINGTON, August 29, 2012 — Enough of the nonsense. Enough of the outright lies and distortions. Here are the facts: * Cardinal Timothy Dolan will give the closing prayer at the Democratic Convention, just as he is doing at the Republican Convention. * There will be no Muslim prayer led by any radical Islamists at the Democratic Convention. Read more: No Muslim prayers at Democratic Convention, but Cardinal Dolan will give closing prayer | Washington Times Communities (more at link)
  • Robert Reich: How Romney Gets Away With So Many Lies

    08/29/2012 7:16:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/29/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster. A half dozen fact-checking organizations and websites have refuted Romney’s claims that Obama removed the work requirement from the welfare law and will cut Medicare benefits by $216 billion. Last Sunday’s New York Times even reported on its front page that Romney has been “falsely charging” President Obama with removing the work requirement. Those are strong words from the venerable Times. Yet Romney is still making the false charge. Ads containing it continue to be aired. Presumably the Romney campaign continues its false...
  • 'Fast and Furious' ATF Official Granted Paid Leave to Take 6-Figure Job at JP Morgan

    08/23/2012 8:11:34 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 23, 2012 | Susan Jones
    ( - The long-awaited inspector general's report on the Justice Department's botched gun-running scheme is finished, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said on Wednesday. But along with that news comes more questions: Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are demanding to know why a top ATF official involved in Operation Fast and Furious remains on paid leave from ATF -- while simultaneously drawing a six-figure salary from J.P. Morgan, a major investment bank.
  • Obama: "Nobody Accused Mr. Romney Of Being A Felon" (video)

    08/20/2012 12:27:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    real CLEAR pOLITICS ^ | 8/20/12 | staff
    Nancy Cordes, CBS: As you know, your opponent recently accused you of waging a campaign filled with anger and hate. You told Entertainment Tonight that anyone who attends your rallies can see that they are not angry or hate-filled affairs. But in recent weeks, your campaign has suggested repeatedly - without proof - that Mr. Romney might be hiding something in his tax returns. They have suggested that Mr. Romney might be a felon for the way that he handed over power of Bain Capital. And your campaign and the White House have declined to condemn an ad by one...
  • Obama on Negative Attacks: "You Can't Just Make Stuff Up"

    08/20/2012 2:06:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The President of the United States finally deigned to take a few questions from the White House press corps this afternoon, making a surprise appearance in the briefing room.  His primary goal seemed to be to jump on the large and growing condemnation bandwagon of Rep. Todd Akin, following the Senate candidate's indefensible comments on rape.  (He should get in line; prominent conservatives are beginning to ask Akin to leave the race, and the NRSC is reportedly applying similar pressure).  My two biggest take-aways from the presser: (1) This quote: "In terms of the economy...[pause, audible sigh]."  He then launched...
  • List of Obama's lies

    08/20/2012 12:02:20 AM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Lies During Fourth Year “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities.” House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes) The American automobile industry has come roaring back…So now I want to say what we did with the auto industry, we can do it in...
  • California's general fund spending has dropped -- but that doesn't tell the whole story

    08/18/2012 10:57:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/18/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    Democrats say voters need look no further than California's $91 billion general fund budget to see how dramatically they have cut. That spending total is 11 percent below the state's pre-recession peak. But the number can be misleading. While California has cut education and services for the poor, budget writers also have relied on creative revenue streams and accounting maneuvers to move programs off the general fund books rather than cut them. That has made comparisons difficult and, experts say, contributed to state bookkeeping disparities that have emerged in recent weeks. "We've been through a period of extreme financial difficulty...
  • Joe Biden - Bearing false witness, as usual!

    08/15/2012 6:38:26 AM PDT · by AuntB · 8 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | August 28, 2008 | ThetownCrier
    n 1972 Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democrat nominee for vice President, lost his wife and young daughter in a car accident. Losing your family in an auto accident is a gut wrenching tragedy, to be sure. No one underestimates that and no ever blamed Mrs. Biden for the accident. Right up there with despicable things one human can do to another, is falsely accusing the innocent of a crime. “Bearing false witness” is even in the 10 commandments, but Mr. Biden’s feigned Catholicism doesn’t let that stop him. Last night CBS Inside Edition reports, “In a striking moment in December...
  • Statements of Facts May Not Yield Truths

    08/16/2012 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 14 replies
    08-16-12 | Self
    When we were kids, we saw the damage a twisted truth or unfounded rumor can do to another person. As adults, we have a duty to uncover the truth through contemplation and evaluation. When we fail to examine “facts” as they are presented, we become the audience in a farce is played-out before our eyes. An example of facts-as-farce is happening now. Harry Reid accuses Romney of going ten years without paying taxes. This fact is actually true because during the first ten years of Romney's life he did not pay taxes and lived with his parents. But Reid's statement...