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  • Florida’s AG Pam Bondi suffers a bout of Foot-In-Mouth disease.

    10/06/2012 7:12:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 6 October, 2012 | Miguel
    Florida AG Says Carrying a Gun is Always Presumably a Crime | All Nine Yards. “Given the small percentage of the population that is licensed to carry a concealed firearm, the overwhelming majority of firearms, or 95%, are not licensed to be concealed. Thus, an officer’s suspicion that a firearm is not licensed would be reasonable because, in any given case, there would be, statistically speaking, a 95% likelihood of illegality.” Wait, what? Oh Jesus Lord, what a dumb statement! Are we to assume that since about 50% of Florida’s population have unregistered, unlicensed vaginas, they should be suspects of...
  • Students boycotting school lunches (Moochelle not mentioned)

    10/06/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/06/12
    Students boycotting school lunchesPublished: Oct. 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Many U.S. high school students are protesting new, healthier school lunches, and a professor says it may take a while for students to accept healthier food. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required public schools to follow new nutritional guidelines this academic year, providing fruits and vegetables and limiting fat, sodium, and calories, The New York Times reported Friday. "Before, there was no taste and no flavor," said Malik Barrows, a senior at Automotive High School in Brooklyn. "Now there's no taste, no...
  • Gallery: President Obama and NASA (Barf Alert at Warp 9.9)

    10/06/2012 6:55:22 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    NASA ^ | October 5, 2012 | Staff
    Thirty images of Obama' visit to a governmental agency once the crown jewels of the nation and now after having eviscerated its budget, not to say having destroyed the hopes and dreams not only of America's future in space but of humanity's quest for knowledge, new frontiers, the wonders of exploring the moon, discoveries to be made to have boggled the mind.
  • Romney to Obama, next debate, on jobs and unemployment

    10/06/2012 6:54:44 PM PDT · by mtrott · 15 replies
    Self-vanity
    When Obama starts to brag in the next debate about the 7.8% unemployment rate, here is Romney's rejoinder: OK, Mr. President, so in your first four years, your policies have brought the unemployment rate from 7.8% to, er, 7.8%! So, at that rate, after four more years that will put the unemployment rate at, well, exactly 7.8%. Can you tell us why in the world should we give you another four years?
  • Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss

    10/06/2012 6:40:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/6/12 | Alexander Marlow
    The Obama campaign has been reeling since losing the first Presidential debate of this election cycle in front of 67 million viewers. They've tried--and thus far failed--to craft a narrative to explain away the debacle in Denver. Previously, we reported to you that Obama Senior Advisor David Plouffe, who ran the President's successful 2008 campaign, (falsely) accused Mitt Romney of lying. In a rare comedic moment from the typically robotic former Vice President Al Gore, he suggested on Current TV that the Mile High City's altitude was the reason Obama was low on energy and enthusiasm. Neither of those caught...
  • Friday Interview: Poor Economy Thrashes Young Adults (Paul Conway @ Generation Opportunity)

    10/06/2012 6:22:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Friday Interview: Poor Economy Thrashes Young AdultsGeneration Opportunity president documents impact on those 18 to 29 By CJ Staff Oct. 5th, 2012 RALEIGH — Young adults largely supported Barack Obama’s message of hope and change during his 2008 presidential campaign. Now, four years later, many young people are struggling with the impact of the nation’s economic changes. Paul Conway, former chief of staff for both the U.S. Department of Labor and Office of Personnel Management, is president of the group Generation Opportunity. Conway described his group’s work with young adults during an interview with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio....
  • Mother of Man Killed by Police: ‘I Want No Cover-Up; I Want Answers’

    10/06/2012 5:58:50 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | COLIN MOYNIHAN and WENDY RUDERMAN
    Detective Hassan Hamdy made the split-second decision to fire a single fatal shot at an unarmed motorist during an early morning traffic stop on a highway in Queens because he thought the driver was reaching for a gun, according to the detective’s lawyer. The driver, Noel Polanco, 22, did not comply with Detective Hamdy’s orders to put his hands up, instead reaching “down in a quick motion, down on the floor of the car,” said lawyer Philip Karasyk, representing the detective. Detective Hamdy twice yelled “Police!” and was wearing a heavy vest with the word “police” written across it, Mr....
  • Damnable

    10/06/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 3, 2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Concerning Obama’s Hampton University speech, just one observation. I don’t care so much about the down-home accent and style. Lots of people slip into different skins, for different purposes. It isn’t necessarily hypocritical or wrong. (That said, I’m not eager to hear Hillary Clinton’s “black voice” again. Will we be treated to it when she runs in 2016?)What is damnable about Obama’s 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.The charge that President Bush and Republicans generally were indifferent to black...
  • Will Forecast of Rising Gas Price Affect Presidential Race?

    10/06/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    The Drudge Report is cheekily labeling an article about the outrageous gas prices and gas shortage in Southern California the "October Surprise." While it's unlikely even $4-$5 (and up) a gallon gas prices will turn Californians into Romney fans, CNBC is reporting that gas prices are likely to keep rising in October: "It will only take another refinery issue and a bit more of geopolitical noise to have the first U.S. election at a US average gasoline price of $4 a gallon," says energy analyst Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix Also contributing to the problem in California were issues at different...
  • Obama Being Sent to Debate Camp Next Week (Camp Awanapromta)

    10/06/2012 5:28:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    Doug Powers ^ | 10-5-2012 | Doug Powers
    They can spend all the time at all the camps they want and it won’t wipe the FAIL off the last four years, but they’ll try anyway: To remedy this, there will be more extensive preparation for Obama before the next showdown — now much higher stakes for Obama — at Hofstra University. Obama will set up debate camp at the end of next week in Williamsburg, Va.Obama may not be adding more rehearsal time — but as senior adviser David Axelrod says, he’s going to be more strategic about how he uses it.And on Obama’s debate sparring partner...
  • Election 2012: Wisconsin Tightens Considerably (O49, R47)

    10/06/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 57 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 6 October 2012 | PPP
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47.
  • Turkey strikes back at Syria after Erdogan warning

    10/06/2012 5:04:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-6-12 | Shaimaa Fayed
    Turkey returned fire after Syrian mortar bombs landed in a field in southern Turkey on Saturday, the day after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned Syria that Turkey would not shy away from war if provoked. It was the fourth day of Turkish retaliation for firing by Syrian forces that killed five Turkish civilians on Wednesday. Turkey has nearly 100,000 Syrian refugees in camps on its territory, has allowed rebel leaders sanctuary and has led calls for Assad to quit. Its armed forces are far larger than Syria's.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ DISCOVERING GOD ~ 07 October 2012

    10/06/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 103 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            DISCOVERING GOD Tomorrow many will enjoy a day off to celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus day is a legal holiday that we, as North Americans along with Latin Americans, celebrate the landing of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492. Because of this discovery, a country, the United States of America, would come into existence based upon a pursuit of God Jehovah and the right to worship as we please. "Admiral Byrd, the explorer, one day was passing through the lobby of a hotel when a large company of people commenced cheering him. Two men were joining...
  • Obama lead down to 2 in Wisconsin

    10/06/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 27 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 10/6/12 | staff
    PPP's newest Wisconsin poll finds a big debate bump for Mitt Romney in the state. Two weeks ago he trailed Barack Obama by 7 points there, 52-45. Now he's pulled to within two points, with Obama's lead now just 49-47. There's not much doubt it was Romney's strong debate performance on Wednesday night that's given him this boost. Voters think he won the debate by a 61/25 margin, including a 60/19 margin with independents. 95% of Republicans think Romney won the debate, while only 50% of Democrats claim to think Obama was the winner. Romney's image has seen significant improvement...
  • Is a donor scandal about to rattle the Obama campaign?

    10/06/2012 4:56:03 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    As Katie Pavlich posted on October 5, the Obama campaign is about to get rocked by a fundraising scandal involving “taxes and foreign donors.” Pavlich wrote that since “billionaires like George Soros support him and considering Hollywood is partially controlled by European money, naturally Obama has foreign support. Obama’s economic philosophy is also similar to European style resdistribution of wealth, which is why French President Francois Hollande supports him.” This development comes after Obama raised $181 million dollars for the month of September. As Allapundit noted yesterday, that’s a lot of donors. If there wasn’t anything to hide then why...
  • 1 Dead, 11 Arrested in anti-Terror Sweep in France

    10/06/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Police carried out raids across France on Saturday after DNA on a grenade that exploded last month at a kosher grocery store led them to a suspected jihadist cell of young Frenchmen recently converted to Islam
  • A Fantasy Election, an Imaginary Man

    10/06/2012 4:54:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5 October 2012 | Andrew Klavan
    Barack Obama has always been less real than dream—a media dream. Even before his inauguration, Barack Obama was an imaginary man, the creation of his admirers. Think back to the 2008 Time magazine cover depicting him as FDR, the Newsweek cover of the same year on which he was shown casting Lincoln’s shadow, or the $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”—this in 2009, less than a year after he had taken office. It was not that Obama had done nothing to deserve these outsized comparisons and...
  • Netanyahu to Ask (Israeli Defense Minister Ehud) Barak for Answers Tonight

    10/06/2012 4:49:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/10/12
    DM Ehud Barak and PM Benjamin Netanyahu met Saturday night in an attempt to clear the air of the tension that has been brewing for the past few days and for Netanyahu to get a grasp on what exactly happened during Barak's most recent official visit...
  • Cutter: Okay Fine, We've Been Lying About Romney's Tax Plan

    10/06/2012 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Guy Benson
    One of the strongest elements of Mitt Romney's spectacular debate performance was his decisive rejoinder to the president's oft-repeated allegation that the Republican plans to raise taxes on middle class families.  Obama said Romney has designs on an unpaid-for $5 trillion tax cut that would eventually necessitate higher tax bills for average Americans.  Romney flatly rejected the claim by calling it false, then explained what he actually has in mind.  But the president returned to the "$5 trillion" well on several subsequent occasions, prompting more rebuttals from his challenger.  FactCheck.org and CNN reviewed Obama's accusation, and found it wanting.  "Not...
  • O'Donnell: 'The lady' for CBS mornings

    10/06/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 3 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O'Donnell understood the cultural differences that led Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to shake her hand before their "CBS This Morning" interview last week, and to request that she not cross her legs.