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  • How a “Busy” Obama Could Have Been Better Prepared for the Debate

    10/06/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 32 replies
    RealityBatsLast ^ | October 4, 2012 | Jess Jones
    The debate inspired total panic on the left. For a campaign whose motto is “Forward”, there was enough political side-stepping in the post-debate review on the left to make viewers wonder if they had accidentally tuned into the Discovery special on Christmas Island’s crab mating migration. Probably the best sour grapes line of the evening was that the president didn’t have as much time to prepare, on account of being president and all… When the tears of sympathy stopped flowing, I got to thinking about what Obama might have done to get ready for the debate. Where in Obama’s 24/7...
  • 3D Printing and the Second Amendment

    10/06/2012 7:46:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    wealthdaily.com ^ | 5 October, 2012 | Nick Hodge
    Printing Wealth, Not Dollars Over the next few weeks Cody Wilson was going to make his own gun from scratch. Developments in high-end design and manufacturing processes have brought the cost of doing this way down. For a few thousand bucks, you or I can design and manufacture pretty much anything we want in our workshops, sheds, and garages. The most important thing you need is called a 3D printer. Once you have one, you can find designs on the Internet and print out almost anything you'd like. Cody Wilson leased one. He planned to print out a pistol and...
  • UC San Francisco performs kidney transplant for illegal immigrant after thousands support his cause

    10/06/2012 7:40:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2012 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    OAKLAND -- Seven years of waiting are over for Jesus Navarro, an illegal immigrant who finally received a new kidney after his story motivated one man plus thousands of others to fight on his behalf for a transplant. Navarro, 36, was recuperating at his small Oakland apartment Thursday with his wife and daughter after the successful transplant last week at UC San Francisco Medical Center. The hospital became embroiled in controversy nine months ago after Navarro came to believe -- despite having private health insurance, despite his wife's pledge to donate her own kidney -- that his immigration status doomed...
  • Anti-Obama Bus Tour Rolls into Brighton Next Week (Monday!)

    10/06/2012 7:36:40 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 1 replies
    WHMI Radio - 93.5 FM ^ | 10/04/2012 | Jon King
    Anti-Obama Bus Tour Rolls Into Brighton Next Week 10/4/12 - Following up on last night’s debate, a national bus tour in support of Mitt Romney will make its way to Livingston County next week. The "Rebuild America - Defeat Obama" tour will arrive for a rally supporting the Romney/Ryan ticket on Monday, October 8th from 5 to 6:30pm at Millpond Park in downtown Brighton. The Brighton rally is part of a 72-city national bus tour that will be in Kalamazoo and Lansing on Sunday and then Grosse Pointe earlier in the day Monday. Rally organizers say Michigan has emerged as...
  • Game, set, match for Mitt Romney

    10/06/2012 7:36:17 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 30 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | October 6, 2012 | Dwight L Schwab
    The term “cleaned his clock” took on a whole new meaning at Wednesday night’s first presidential debate. An energized and textbook perfect Mitt Romney dominated a lethargic and tired-looking Barack Obama. To sum up the former governor’s performance, he outhustled, outfacted, outenergized and outinformed the incumbent. The lopsidedness of the verbal brawl was not lost on liberal ideologues such as Bill Maher and Chris Matthews who were quick to raise the white flag in round one of three televised debates this month. It was as if Romney’s insomnia-inducing convention speech had never happened. The former governor commanded the stage focusing...
  • CBO reports deficit was $1.1 trillion in 2012

    10/06/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/12 | Erik Wasson
    CBO reports deficit was $1.1 trillion in 2012By Erik Wasson - 10/05/12 01:07 PM ET The government's fiscal 2012 has now come to a close and the score is in. The budget deficit for 2012 was $1.1 trillion, the fourth year of trillion-dollar deficits under President Obama. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Friday that the $1.1 trillion shortfall, based on Treasury statements, was about $200 billion less than in fiscal 2011. But part of this difference is due to a timing shift that put some final payments in 2011 because Oct. 1, 2011 fell on a weekend. Without the...
  • Mitt Romney thrills throngs of admirers in Apopka (Florida tonight)

    10/06/2012 7:29:39 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 92 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/6/2012 | Scott Powers
    The Romney campaign said it took in RSVPs from 14,000 to 15,000 people to the event, though it did not know how many actually came. Apopka Chief Administrative Officer Richard Anderson said earlier the amphitheater had a capacity of about 10,000. The place was overflowing, and most of the last few thousand people, at least, who arrived had to fight through crawling traffic. Many people abandoned their cars along the roads' grassy shoulders and walked a mile or more to get to the park. But these people were happy to be there together, and having watched Romney's debate performance last...
  • Could gun owners lose election over jobs report?

    10/06/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Days after American Spectator Senior Editor John Fund warned gun owners about the dangers that voter fraud pose for the Second Amendment this year, September’s job report shows a surprising – and some suggest curious – drop below eight percent for the first time since Barack Obama took office. What’s that got to do with gun rights? Plenty, if one is worried about a second Obama term and what it could mean for future Second Amendment court battles, and the proposed United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty. While it is good news for those who now have jobs, several people...
  • 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.