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  • Gallup Poll to Show Romney, Obama Tied Among Likely Voters

    10/08/2012 5:09:57 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 13 replies
    Big Bird's Home ^ | October 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM EDT | Katelyn Polantz
    In previous Gallup daily polling including on Monday, Obama has held a 5 percentage-point lead among registered voters. But the Gallup poll to come Tuesday will report results from a smaller pool among those voters, those who are likely to vote. That change in the poll's method will "wipe out" the president's lead, Page said. "Republicans are more energized and more likely to actually go and vote," she added.
  • Romney Casts Obama's Foreign Policy As Weak, Dangerous

    10/08/2012 5:07:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a sweeping critique on Monday of President Barack Obama's handling of threats in the Middle East, saying Obama's lack of leadership had made the volatile region more dangerous.
  • Obama hits a foul by honoring Cesar Chavez

    10/08/2012 5:07:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/8/2012 | Ruben Navarrette Jr
    (snip) But Chavez was never a leader for all Latinos. Mexicans and Mexican-Americans might represent more than two-thirds of the U.S. Latino population, but the other third is made up of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans and others. To them, Chavez probably means nothing. Even Mexican immigrants don't have a stake in the legend of Cesar Chavez; they hear the name, and most of them probably think of the great Mexican boxer, Julio Cesar Chavez. (snip) Chavez earned many titles in his life, but "champion of immigrants" was not one of them. He was primarily a labor leader who was concerned...
  • How family lore shapes character (Fauxcahontas family haunted by Indian wars ghosts)

    10/08/2012 5:07:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/08/12 | James Carroll
    How family lore shapes characterBy James Carroll October 08, 2012 **SNIP** When Oklahoma was made a state in 1907, barely four decades before Warren was born there, it incorporated the so-called Indian Territory — that culmination of the multiple betrayals of Native Americans, an end of the “trail of tears.” The Cherokee people, in particular, paid the price of the “forced relocation” across thousands of miles, with thousands dead. More than in the rest of America, ghosts of the Indian wars abound in Oklahoma. Warren’s family, tracing itself to those Cherokees, was haunted by them. That the anti-Indian prejudice directed...
  • Polls: All Tied Up, With Emerging Romney Advantages

    10/08/2012 5:04:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Many of us assumed Mitt Romney would earn a considerable polling bounce following his debate victory last week.  Early indications were that the Republican made a splash in some key swing states, and now it looks as though a national bounce has emerged.  The question is whether this phenomenon represents a flash in the pan or a more lasting shift in public opinion.  Let's examine three new polls and see what conclusions we might be able to draw:   (1) Rasmussen - The race is tied, 48/48, among likely voters.  For those Americans who are locked in to their choice,...
  • Game Changing Election News [Marriage Related]

    10/08/2012 5:02:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    National Organization for Marriage ^ | 10/8/12 | Brian S. Brown
    What would you do to raise $3 million to protect marriage from Barack Obama and his wealthy homosexual lobbyists? A gracious pro-marriage supporter has just created an extremely generous matching grant fund to help the National Organization for Marriage demonstrate your commitment to marriage as the unique union of one man and one woman. Here's how it works: If you donate right now, your contribution to protect marriage from Obama and his homosexual lobbyists will be tripled -- that's right, NOM will receive an additional $2 for every $1 you contribute right now!
  • How Much of Obama's $181 Million September Haul Was Illegal?

    10/08/2012 4:54:08 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    The Obama campaign released news on Saturday morning of a holiday weekend, that it had raised a massive $181 million in September. It's a staggering sum heading into the final month of campaigning. It almost equals his fundraising for July and August combined. But details about Obama's fundraising windfall and a new report this morning from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) raise troubling questions. Specifically, how much of this fundraising was illegal? GAI found that Obama's donation page doesn't use any industry-standanard card security measures. ...It isn't an oversight but a conscious decision to not use CVV security. In fact,...
  • Obama camp knocks Romney’s ‘chest-pounding’ foreign policy

    10/08/2012 4:45:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    KEENE, Calif.—President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the White House defended his handling of world affairs from a scathing attack by Republican challenger Mitt Romney, arguing that the former Massachusetts governor is fond of "chest-pounding" and "saber-rattling." "This is somebody who leads with chest-pounding rhetoric," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One. "He's surrounded himself with a number of people who were advisers to past President Bush, people who have used saber-rattling rhetoric when it comes to Syria and Iran," she said. "And that's something that we think the American people should take a look at." But...
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Broun: Evolution a lie 'from the pit of hell'

    10/08/2012 4:44:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 115 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/7/2012 | Matt Pearce
    Evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are major underpinnings of mainstream science. And Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun, a physician who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, says they are “lies straight from the pit of hell.” Broun, who is unopposed for reelection in November, made the comments in a videotaped Sept. 27 speech at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga., according to the Associated Press. Here are his remarks: “God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all...
  • In Search of Answers From Mr. Romney

    10/08/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 8, 2012 | Editorial
    Mitt Romney mounted a big foreign policy display on a flag-draped stage at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday, serving up a lot of tough-sounding sound bites and hawkish bumper stickers, some of them even bumping up somewhere close to the truth, to give the appearance that he would be stronger and more forceful on international affairs than President Obama. He seems to consider himself, ludicrously, a leader similar to the likes of Harry Truman and George Marshall, and, at one point, he obliquely questioned Mr. Obama’s patriotism. The hope seems to be that big propaganda, said loudly and often,...
  • Israelis Deploy Patriot Missiles After 'Hezbollah' Drone Enters Airspace

    10/08/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT · by Jean S · 21 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 10/ 8/12 | RANDY KREIDER
    Israeli officials have deployed a Patriot surface-to-air anti-missile battery to northern Israel Monday, in an apparent response to the appearance of a mysterious drone in Israeli airspace over the weekend. On Saturday, an Israel Air Force jet shot down an unmanned aerial drone over the Negev desert in southern Israel. Israeli officials said they believed the craft had originated in Lebanon and was controlled by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. According to the Israel Defense Force, the drone entered Israel from Mediterranean, flying over the Gaza Strip and then over the Negev. It was shot down south of the West...
  • Counting on Coal Country

    10/08/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 8, 2012 | ROBERT STACY MCCAIN
    Romney fights for jobs -- and votes -- in an industry at war with Obama’s EPA. Nearly four thousand people turned out Friday in Abingdon, Virginia, to hear Mitt Romney declare his support for the coal industry, which has been besieged for more than three years by President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency... --snip-- For a Democratic president so closely allied with the labor movement, Obama's abandonment of the mine workers is stunning, considering that the head of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, began his career with the UMW. Even as the EPA's regulatory squeeze of power plants has had the effect...
  • Post-debate polling shows substantial Romney bounce

    10/08/2012 4:22:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2012 | By Paul West
    Mitt Romney’s commanding performance on the debate stage last week has generated a significant bounce for his presidential candidacy, according to national polls released Monday. The Republican nominee opened up a 4-point lead over President Obama, 49% to 45% among likely voters, in the latest national opinion survey by the independent Pew Research Center. In mid-September, Obama led by 8 points, 51% to 43%. Post-debate interviews with 1,201 voters found that the debate had lifted Romney’s standing among a wide range of voter groups. His overall personal image improved, with the percentage of voters holding a favorable opinion of the...
  • Science Over Politics: Nobel For Adult Stem Cell Work

    10/08/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 8, 2012
    Bioethics: British and Japanese researchers have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for showing how to create embryonic stem cells without using human embryos in a genuinely promising line of research. For decades now, embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) has been trumpeted as the most promising avenue of research, and those who had moral qualms about using human embryos were dismissed as Bible-thumping troglodytes who stood in the way of making the lame walk. ESCR supporters said their way led to finding "imminent" miracle cures to tragic and sometimes deadly conditions and diseases. They dismissed suggestions of a more promising...
  • Obama camp: We raised more than Romney after debate

    10/08/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/8/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday that the campaign took in more than Mitt Romney did in the 48 hours following last week's debate. The Romney campaign reported raising $12 million during the period. Psaki wouldn't say exactly how much Obama's campaign raised.
  • Oakland anti-war protesters wreak havoc

    10/08/2012 4:14:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 8, 2012 | Henry K. Lee
    OAKLAND -- Anti-war protesters smashed storefronts, shattered car windows and threw paint during a march through downtown Oakland, targeting banks, City Hall and other buildings, police said Monday. No one was arrested during the Sunday night protest, which coincided with the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. About 200 people gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside Oakland City Hall about 6 p.m. The crowd then left the plaza and took a circuitous route down Franklin and 20th streets and Telegraph Avenue before returning to the plaza.
  • Global economic recovery weakening , says IMF

    10/08/2012 4:13:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/8/2012
    The global economic recovery is weakening as government policies have failed to restore confidence, the International Monetary Fund has said. It added that the risk of further deterioration in the economic outlook was "considerable" and had increased. The IMF downgraded its estimate for global growth in 2013 to 3.6% from the 3.9% it forecast in July. One of the biggest downgrades was to the UK economy, which the IMF expects to shrink by 0.4% this year. This compares its forecast of 0.2% growth in July. Next year, the UK economy should grow by 1.1%, the IMF said, down from its...
  • Obama camp blasts Romney foreign policy speech as 'Etch a Sketch' moment

    10/08/2012 4:10:23 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/8/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Team Obama blasted Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech on Monday, saying it was full of "heated rhetoric"and "chest-thumping" but few specifics. "This is Mitt Romney's seventh attempt, by our count, to reboot his foreign policy," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One. "When you're commander in chief, you don’t get to bring an Etch a Sketch into the Oval Office. You don’t get second chances, never mind seven chances.
  • Where Did All Our Pensions Go?(A Children's Story;)

    10/08/2012 4:09:27 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/07/2012 | Jackie Tortora
    A total of 84,350 pension plans have vanished since 1985. This figure shocked Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Donald L. Barlett and James W. teele, who just released their latest book, "The Betrayal of the American Dream." Their chapter on retirement chronicles the heist of the American dream's secure retirement by the financial elite and is a very important section of the book, says Steele, who spoke with the AFL-CIO about the retirement crisis. Steele says there is another number we should pay attention to: $17,686. That's the median value of 401(k) accounts in 2011. For most working people, the amount in...
  • NYC Muslim Day Parade 2012 - Hate On Parade

    10/08/2012 3:55:11 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 1, 2012 | connect741
    Hate and Intolerance for America was on parade September 23, 2012, at the NYC Muslim Day Parade. One of the more disturbing parts of the Muslim Day Parade was the proud display of the Islamic Black Flag of Jihad visible throughout the event. The Black Flag of Jihad was hoisted above our overrun embassies in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, etc... The Jihadist's pulled down and burned the American flag and replaced it with the Islamic Black Flag of Jihad as a symbol of dominance and military victory. The hatred and intolerance for the United States of America, the Islamic Black Flag...
  • Romney Surging in PA (O 47 R 45)

    10/08/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/8/12 | American Spectator
    Just in. The Susquehanna Poll (from the Susquehanna Polling and Research folks ) have just released their post-debate poll of Pennsylvania. Bottom line: Romney is suddenly surging, with Obama leading by a mere two points -- which is to say a "virtual dead heat." Concludes the poll: There is (my emphasis) "clear evidence the debates have helped solidify the Keystone State as a tossup election in November and one well within Romney's reach."

    10/08/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT · by yoe · 70 replies
    Tea Party ^ | September - October | Mychal Massie
    Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles. The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn't like the Obama's? Specifically I was asked: "I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama's? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture." The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I've made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me...
  • Ryan Supporter Objects to Obama Campaign's Use of Her Question at Rally

    10/08/2012 3:42:21 PM PDT · by Jean S · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/5/12 | Shushannah Walshe
    Iowa voters are used to questioning presidential candidates up close during their caucus process and on Paul Ryan's bus trip in eastern Iowa on Tuesday it was no different. At a town hall in Clinton, Ryan was asked for more specifics from a voter. Friday, that voter wrote an op-ed in the Quad City Times objecting to how she feels her question was portrayed by the Obama campaign and the media. "I am the woman in the Green Bay Packer jacket at Rep. Paul Ryan's rally in Clinton who asked him the question about specific plans to fix our...
  • John Kerry's Career Dreams Keep Slipping Away (No Secretary of State For You!)

    10/08/2012 3:39:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies ^ | October 07, 2012 | Joan Vennochi
    Just as the stars looked like they might be aligning for Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and his quest to become the next secretary of state, fate has intervened yet again. This time, it came in the form of a dismal debate performance by President Obama in his first showdown with Republican Mitt Romney last week. Suddenly, a second Obama term — and Kerry’s chance for a starring role in it — seemed much less certain. It didn’t help that Kerry was Obama’s chosen sparring partner as he prepared — or failed to prepare — for that all-important first debate. Michael...
  • Obama pays tribute to Cesar Chavez

    10/08/2012 3:25:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/8/12 | REID J. EPSTEIN
    KEENE, Calif. – President Obama’s trip here to dedicate the Cesar Chavez National Monument wasn’t for a campaign rally, but sure felt like one. There were the chants of “Si, se puede,” led by Obama himself at the beginning and end of his remarks. There were the cries of “four more years” from the thousands of mostly Hispanic people who gathered to watch. There were the “Obamanos” stickers and shirts arrayed throughout the scene.
  • The Illegal-Donor Loophole

    10/08/2012 3:24:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/8/2012
    There has been no shortage of media attention paid to the role of money in the current presidential contest. Super PACs, bundlers, 527s, and mega-donors have attracted abundant notice. But there has been surprisingly little focus on perhaps the most secretive and influential financial force in politics today: the wide-open coffers of the Internet. With millions of online campaign donations ricocheting through cyberspace, one might think the Federal Election Commission would have erected serious walls to guard federal elections from foreign or fraudulent Internet contributions. But that’s far from true. In fact, campaigns are largely expected to police these matters...
  • Guess who isn’t afraid of a little rain? Mitt Romney attends rally, shakes hands of vets in downpour

    10/08/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 38 replies
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  • Romney calls for arming Syrian opposition, as part of Middle East course change

    10/08/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/8/12 | Unknown
    Mitt Romney called Monday for a change of course in America's Middle East policy, accusing President Obama of sitting on the sidelines in the face of a "profound upheaval" across the region. The Republican nominee pledged that, if elected, he would prosecute a far more engaged foreign policy, including helping to arm the opposition in Syria's bloody civil war. "Hope is not a strategy," Romney said. Romney spoke at the Virginia Military Institute in what was billed as a major foreign policy address. After aggressively challenging the incumbent on economics at last week's debate, Romney is looking to build on...
  • Don't Use Chinese Telecom Equipment, Says Congressional Committee

    10/08/2012 3:05:12 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 14 replies
    DailyFinance ^ | 8 October 2012 | Dan Radovsky
    The House Intelligence committee isn't going so far as to say the Chinese government is trying to turn us into a nation of Manchurian Candidates by using Chinese-made smartphones. What it is saying, after a yearlong investigation, is that two Chinese telecommunications equipment makers, Huawei Technologies and ZTE, may, under the direction of the Chinese government, make the equipment they sell purposely vulnerable to cyber-security leaks. "We simply cannot trust such vital systems to companies with known ties to the Chinese state, a country that is the largest perpetrator of cyber espionage against the U.S.," said committee chairman Mike Rogers...
  • Pew: Romney Leads By 4 In Post-Debate Survey

    10/08/2012 3:05:00 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Tom Kludt
    In the first national poll to be conducted entirely after the opening presidential debate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney now leads President Barack Obama by 4 points. The poll, conducted by Pew Research Center from Thursday through Sunday and released on Monday, shows Romney leading Obama among likely voters nationwide, 49 percent to 45 percent. That's a stark contrast from Pew's mid-September poll after both parties' conventions, which showed Obama up 8 points among likely voters. The dramatic 12-point swing in Pew's poll from Obama to Romney is perhaps the strongest piece of evidence to date that the president has...
  • Romney Leaps Past Obama in Pew Poll

    10/08/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 8, 2012 | Colleen McCain Nelson
    Mitt Romney’s debate performance has wiped out President Barack Obama’s advantage, and the Republican nominee now leads by four points among likely voters, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. The president held an eight-point lead among likely voters in last month’s Pew survey. But the new poll, conducted during the four days immediately following the first presidential debate, shows Mr. Romney ahead, 49% to 45%. Nearly two-thirds of voters agreed that Mr. Romney did a better job in the debate, according to the Pew poll. On the heels of that well regarded performance, voters now view the Republican...
  • Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife

    10/08/2012 3:01:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 134 replies
    Newsweek/Daily Beast ^ | Oct 8 2012 | Eban Alexander
    As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I followed my father’s path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities. I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death. ... In the fall of 2008, however, after seven days in a coma during which the human part of my brain, the neocortex,...
  • Stacey Dash Hit With Racially-Charged Attacks After Endorsing Romney (Lib Thugs Bash GOP Beauty)

    10/08/2012 3:00:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/12 | Hollie McCAY
    Stacey Dash recently tweeted her support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, accompanied by a patriotic swimsuit picture of herself. But now her political viewpoint has become the subject of online attacks, with many expressing crude distaste that she isn’t endorsing President Obama – and race has become a key motivator behind the digital abuse. “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot,” one Twitter user wrote, while @Black Voice wrote, “Stacey Dash had a perm since birth. I knew I couldn’t trust her.. lol.” Others accused the actress of “voting...
  • Sandusky, victims plan to speak at sentencing

    10/08/2012 2:54:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2012 | MARK SCOLFORO
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky and at least some of his victims plan to address the judge at his sentencing, a proceeding that may last less than two hours, lawyers said after a closed-door meeting to iron out logistics ahead of the Tuesday hearing. Sandusky lawyer Joe Amendola said "it's as certain as certain can be" that the former Penn State assistant football coach will speak to Judge John Cleland and assert his innocence before he is sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. "What I anticipate he'll say is he's innocent," Amendola said outside the courthouse Monday...
  • Romney makes impromptu stop at a school after kids wave, cheer outside

    10/08/2012 2:52:49 PM PDT · by jennychase · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 8, 2012 | Twitchy
    Adorable pics: Romney makes impromptu stop at a school after kids wave, cheer outside

    10/08/2012 2:50:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/07/2012 | John Hayward
    The origins of the ‘Obama phone’ A viral video flying around the Internet in the last week of September introduced America to the “Obama Phone Lady,” an angry woman with a shrill voice who turned up at an Ohio rally for the Republican presidential candidate and snarled, “Romney sucks!” Asked why she supported Obama, she rattled off a list of benefits, including: “Everybody in Cleveland minorities got Obama phones! Keep Obama in President, you know? He gave us a phone!”Her in-your-face determination to hang on to government benefits rankled taxpaying Americans. But the most widespread immediate response to the video...
  • U.S. Economic Recovery? Sign's Of What's Ahead

    10/08/2012 2:43:19 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies
    TMO ^ | 10=8-2012 | EWI
    U.S. Economic Recovery? Sign's Of What's Ahead Economics / US EconomyOct 08, 2012 - 01:38 AM By: EWI Several signs suggest economic contraction instead of expansion. The first was recent front-page news: 8.1% August jobless rate. The number would have been higher, but it excludes people who gave up the job search. The second is summed up by this Sept. 4 Bloomberg headline: Food-Stamp Use Climbs to Record Nearly one in seven Americans use food stamps. Before the downturn it was one in 10. You can find the third sign at the other end of the income scale. The chart...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Drudge, Carlson and Hannity Yelled 'Remember He's a N---er' About Obama Last Week

    10/08/2012 2:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    he Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan clearly hasn't gotten over last week's horrible debate performance by the President of the United States. In an article entitled "Behind The Obama Implosion," Sullivan wrote Sunday evening, "If Obama was rattled by Drudge, Carlson and Hannity yelling 'Remember he's a n---er!' the days before, then the Romney campaign has gotten into Obama's usually impermeable head."Readers are advised that Sullivan actually wrote out the N-word. We decided to edit if for decency. For those not understanding what Sullivan was talking about - it's easy, we know! - last week the Daily Caller released a videotape...

    10/08/2012 2:41:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/08/2012 | John Hayward
    Over the past two weeks, American taxpayers have become aware of the “Obama Phone,” a program to provide welfare recipients with free cell phones. Public outrage grew after a rather colorful video went viral, in which one of Obama’s core supporters threw out the term “Obama Phone” during an angry tirade at a rally for Mitt Romney.President Obama actually had nothing to do with implementing this program. It’s a 2008 mutation of a decades-old program to provide welfare recipients with land-line telephones, on the grounds that such equipment is important for securing employment and dealing with medical emergencies. The program...
  • Obama launches pre-emptive strike ahead of Romney’s foreign policy speech

    10/08/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    President Obama’s re-election campaign on Monday launched a pre-emptive strike ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s planned foreign policy address, arguing that Mr. Romney has failed the the commander-in-chief test on the global stage — in part by staking out positions to the right of former President George W. Bush. The Obama camp released a new television advertisement and issued a memo on Monday criticizing Mr. Romney’s bumpy overseas trip this summer as well as his response to the assaults on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya— highlighting how a national security adviser to GOP Sen. John McCain’s 2008...
  • 68% of web traffic donations on come from foreign sources

    10/08/2012 2:36:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-08 14:22:49 | Gil Guignat
    Just when you think the Obama juggernaut has reached new lows on corruption and fraud out pop new allegations that are in the realm of science fiction. It would appear that 68% of web traffic donors on may come from foreign sources a clear violation of Federal law. And if that is not bad enough, Obama administration officials may be storing its correspondence on private computers so that they can destroy incriminating evidence as quickly as it is created. What the hell is happening in this country?
  • Elderly couple's beautifully tended... cannabis bush?!?!

    10/08/2012 2:34:29 PM PDT · by MalPearce · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10th October 2012 | Sara Malm
    They had bought the plant as a shrub at a car boot sale, without realising that is was a cannabis bush. After the drugs raid Bedfordshire Police took to Twitter to comment their find and posted a photo of the bush growing in what looks like an ordinary suburban garden. The tweet from Bedford Borough’s local policing team read: 'Seized today. Elderly couple bought shrub at car boot sale, tended carefully-biggest cannabis plant we had seen!!'
  • Ex-U.S. security team leader in Libya: "We needed more, not less" security staff

    10/08/2012 2:26:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 2 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/8/2012 | cbs
    The former head of a Special Forces "Site Security Team" in Libya tells CBS News that in spite of multiple pleas from himself and other U.S. security officials on the ground for "more, not less" security personnel, the State Department removed as many as 34 people from the country in the six months before the terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. Lt. Col. Andy Wood will appear this week at a House Oversight Committee hearing that will examine security decisions leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi....
  • One Algorithm Made Up 4% Of All Trading Last Week, And No One Knows Where It Came From

    10/08/2012 2:26:11 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-8-2012 | Linette Lopez
    One Algorithm Made Up 4% Of All Trading Last Week, And No One Knows Where It Came From Linette LopezOctober 8, 2012 No one knows where it came from, or what it was meant to do, but 4% of all trading in the U.S. stock market last week was executed by one algorithm, CNBC reports. Nanex, a market data firm, told CNBC that the algorithm was placing orders once every 25 milliseconds and then canceling them. The orders went out in bursts of 200, then 400, and then 1,000 orders. Then suddenly, around 10:30 AM on Friday, the algorithm stopped...
  • Obama's humiliation: Romney scores 52-point debate victory - the BIGGEST in Gallup poll history

    10/08/2012 2:24:27 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 22 replies
    dailymail ^ | 10 8 12
    Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate by a whopping 52-point margin according to Gallup - the most resounding margin since the polling giant began tracking debates 20 years ago. The stunning judgement on the debate came as a bombshell Pew national poll put Romney four points ahead of President Barack Obama by 49 to 45 points - a huge swing of 12 points from mid-September, when Pew found Obama leading by 51 to 43 points. In Gallup debate results published today, three times more people thought Romney did a better job than Obama in last week's so-called Duel in...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, October-8-2012

    10/08/2012 2:23:38 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 45 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • ObamaPhones Profiting ObamaDonor [Can you spell Crony Capitalism?]

    10/08/2012 2:22:15 PM PDT · by upchuck · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    A wireless company profiting from the so-called “Obama phone” giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007. Last week a video of a President Barack Obama supporter in Ohio claiming to have received a free phone from the president—“[Obama] gave us a phone!”—went viral, prompting media outlets to investigate. Since 1985 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has operated a program called Lifeline, originally designed to provide free landline phone service for low-income individuals. The government subsidizes telecommunications firms providing the service, and those firms also pass...
  • Romney offers powerful alternative to apologizing for America

    10/08/2012 2:15:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 2 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/8/2012 | By Christian Whiton
    On Columbus Day, Mitt Romney went to the Virginia Military Institute to outline a starkly different foreign policy vision from President Obama’s approach of apologizing for America, ignoring Islamism, mistreating our allies and embracing our enemies. It came none too soon. The Syrian war has spilled across the border of a NATO ally and there are new indications the rebellion is drifting toward the influence of radical jihadists. In our own hemisphere, the anti-US strongman with whom Obama shared a brother handshake in public, Hugo Chavez, just claimed a new mandate to advance his anti-American cause. The Iranian regime—the chief...
  • Kid Rock to introduce Congressman Paul Ryan at Oakland University (GOP Victory Rally)

    10/08/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 9 replies
    MILive ^ | October 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    A week after saying he would "probably" vote for the GOP ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the choice for Detroit rocker Kid Rock seems pretty clear. A press release today said Kid Rock will "appear and introduce" Congressman Ryan at a rally Monday night at Oakland University’s Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester. The rally begins at 7 p.m. An Associated Press story today said ticket can be obtained online or picked up at campaign offices today and Monday in Royal Oak, Lake Orion, Bloomfield Hills and Utica. The rally is being called a "Victory Rally with Paul Ryan...
  • Breitbart documentary gets R rating because of liberal censorship (and swearing)

    10/08/2012 2:13:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    Salon ^ | October 8, 2012 | Alex Pareene
    David Martosko*, executive editor of Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, has a hot story. Apparently, “Hating Breitbart,” the documentary about the late conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart, received an R rating from the MPAA. Because of liberals — worst of all, Hollywood elite liberals — disrespecting Breitbart, even in death. I could basically quote all of this. "Producers of the biographical documentary “Hating Breitbart” got news last week that their film received an “R” rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. And with that move official Hollywood, long the preserve of liberal culture warriors, has had what appears to be...