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  • Carney: GOP trying to change the subject with 'redistribution' tape

    09/19/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/19/12 | BYRON TAU
    The White House suggested that an old tape of President Obama endorsing 'redistribution' is an attempt by Mitt Romney's campaign to change the subject. "I would say that all of us who follow politics and policy, whether we're on this side or your side of the podium have seen circumstances like this were a campaign is having a a very bad day or a very bad week," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday. "In circumstances like that, there are efforts made, sometimes desperate efforts to change the subject," he said.
  • US State Dept. Considers Releasing Blind Sheikh to Egypt

    09/19/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 21 replies
    Breitbart - Big Peace ^ | 9/18/12 | AWR Hawkins
    The US State Department is actively negotiating with Egyptian President Morsi's government about transferring Omar Abdel-Rahman from US custody to Egyptian custody. Rahman, also known as "the Blind Sheikh," is currently serving a life sentence in the US for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. But Egypt is pushing for his release for "humanitarian and health" reasons. ... Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy believes the deal to release Rahman has already been reached by the administration, and they are just waiting until after the election to announce it. McCarthy believes this is why the DOJ so strongly...
  • Obama Fundraiser With Jay-Z Beyonce Tower Of 350 Gold Champ Bottles $800 Each, WH Bans Photos

    09/19/2012 6:16:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    Obama Fundraiser With Jay-Z And Beyonce Features “Floor-To-Ceiling” Tower Of 350 Gold Champagne Bottles Costing $800 Each, White House Bans Photos Of Event… Now why would they ban photos of an event like this?Via New York Post: Nix the flags and the podium. Cue the opulent 18-foot tower of gold-bottled French champagne.When President Obama addresses an elite roster of hipsters and multimillionaires, including hosts Beyoncé and Jay-Z, in New York tonight, he will do so next to a custom-designed tower of $800-per-bottle champagne that dominates the main room at Jay-Z’s 40/40 nightclub.The 350-bottle champagne tower — designed by Jeffrey Beers...
  • Is Obama gay?

    09/18/2012 8:03:43 PM PDT · by kreitzer · 134 replies
    Just Not Said ^ | 9/18/2012 | John Craig
    Is Obama gay? When I first heard a few days ago that Obama might be gay, my initial reaction was, that's ridiculous. He's married, has two kids, and he's never set off my gaydar. I had read a few years ago about Larry Sinclair, who claimed he had given Obama oral sex when Obama was a state senator. But at the time I just figured that any famous person is bound to attract a few loonies who will say anything to get publicity. But after I read the article linked two posts ago (and directly below), I started reading more...
  • Fox News' Eric Bolling: Obama administration 'answers to the Quran first and Constitution second'

    09/17/2012 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    The detention of Nakoula Bessaly Nakoula, the California filmmaker who produced an anti-Muhammad video that enraged anti-American mobs in the Middle East, aroused a national debate on the First Amendment. On Monday’s broadcast of “The Five” on the Fox News Channel, co-panelist Eric Bolling said that act represented something else: President Barack Obama’s administration holding the Quran in higher esteem than the U.S. Constitution. “I don’t want to cut you off — can we throw the picture up of the filmmaker again, where he is all in disguise and the cops are leading him out?” Bolling said. “To me, America...
  • SOURCE: STATE DEPARTMENT IN TALKS TO TRANSFER ‘BLIND SHEIKH’ TO EGYPT; DOJ DENIES

    09/17/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 60 replies
    The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze. The Department of Justice, however, told TheBlaze that Rahman is serving a life sentence and is not considered for possible release.  Previous calls to the State Department were referred to the Department of Justice and so far, the State Department has neither confirmed nor denied the report.
  • Obama and the Deliberate Decline of America

    09/17/2012 8:50:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    Are we really surprised by the Middle East uprising against America? This isn’t about the American produced video against the prophet Muhammad. This is about President Obama being a weak defender of America abroad, almost by design. Barely six months in office, Obama decided his first foreign trip, as president, would be to Egypt to apologize to the Muslim world for America behaving badly after 9/11. Since when did America apologize for defending itself against madmen who kill in the name of God and give us advance notice of their impending carnage? In his Cairo speech delivered in June 2009,...
  • Obama Bent on Re-creating ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

    09/17/2012 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    President Obama started his Democratic Convention nomination acceptance speech with one overriding truth: “But when all is said and done – when you pick up that ballot to vote – you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. It will be a choice between two different paths for America. A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.” Truer words were never spoken. Because America is deciding in this election whether it wants to ditch the economic system that made us the richest, most prosperous nation in the history of the world, for the hope...
  • Obama claims he waits for facts, yet on day one, cites video trailer as sole cause of violence.

    09/17/2012 8:24:13 AM PDT · by PizzaTheHut · 19 replies
    Obama claims he waits for facts before speaking, yet on day one, cites video trailer as sole cause of violence in Mid-East. What about waiting for an investigation before speaking on the cause of the Libya attack? It's not ineptness, or being naive when they claim the video trailer caused the violence. IT'S JUST PLAIN DISHONESTY.
  • KISS THE MIDDLE EAST GOOD BYE

    09/17/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 49 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/17/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    How about this. How about we pack up and come home. How about we tell them we’re not giving them another dime, How about we tell them to go screw themselves.p How about we leave them to live their Stone Age lives with their savage culture and their fanatic religion.p We’ve been bankrolling and defending any number of Muslim nations over the last decade and where has it gotten us? Our ambassador is dead, our embassies are under attack and our “allies” are shooting us down. It’s time to take the hint. It’s time to give them the finger. We’ve...
  • Iranian Regime Threatens to Sue Obama Using New UN Blasphemy Law He Signed

    09/17/2012 12:43:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 16, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    In December the Obama Administration pushed a UN resolution that banned criticism of Islam. The Obama Administration helped the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) push through their resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on religion. Team Obama led the way for the resolution to pass through the General Assembly. Now the Iranian Regime is threatening to sue Barack Obama using that same blasphemy law. Press TV reported: A senior Iranian official says US President Barack Obama could face legal action in connection with the production of an anti-Islam movie by an American Jew. “A complaint...
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • Obama Will Continue to Skip Intelligence Briefings Unless Jay-Z Raps Them!

    09/15/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-15-2012 | MOTUS
    Here’s everything we know so far, and everything we’re likely to know for the foreseeable future as the State Department has announced a “no further questions” policy. Not that the MSM would ask any questions likely to embarrass Big Guy anyway. Lessons learned: 1. It’s wrong to politicize lethal attacks on our embassies if you’re running against Big Guy. 2. The best way not to politicize this is to keep calm and carry on as if nothing happened; i.e., continue to skip daily intelligence meetings and attend all previously scheduled fundraisers. 3. This “volatile situation” in the Mid-East is not...
  • State Department sent gay man to be ambassador to Libya

    09/15/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT · by Lacey · 95 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 09/14/2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Today I went out into the field here in Chicago looking to talk to some of the striking teachers but no one in a red-shirt was anywhere to be found (or, if they were wearing one, they had nothing to do with the teachers’ union strike). A journalist friend of mine asked me to nose around and see if I could uncover anything about slain Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was rumored to be gay. A former “roommate” of Stevens by the name of Austin Tichenor lives and works in Chicago and while making calls to friends of mine in the...
  • Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now [ MSM try of 9-8-12 ]

    09/14/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 9-8-12 | AP Spet 8th 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP)—As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is a similar question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer now than you were when President Barack Obama took office? By most measures, the answer is yes. More than a decade after terrorists slammed planes into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside, Americans have stopped fretting daily about a possible attack or stockpiling duct tape and water. Getting through airport security has become a routine irritation, not a grim foreboding. While the threat of...
  • Blood on his hands: Obama Skipped All Daily Intelligence Briefings Since Sept. 5

    09/14/2012 1:48:29 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 40 replies
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing–known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)–in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff...
  • The guilty men behind the Arab Winter

    09/14/2012 12:10:15 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    melaniephillips.com ^ | Sept 13, 2012 | Melanie Phillips
    So now we can see the terrible results of western liberal hubris, the so-called Arab Spring so credulously and stupidly brought into being by Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy. In Libya, the American ambassador and three colleagues have been murdered. In Egypt, the embassy has been sacked. In Yemen, the mob inflamed by Muslim Brotherhood incitement has today stormed the US embassy there. How Obama et al preened and postured over their role in helping the Libyan ‘opposition’ get rid of Gaddafy! How they congratulated themselves at the fall of Mubarak in Egypt! It was the dawn of...
  • Consulate attack planned as 2-part militant assault, Libyan official says (NOT the movie)

    09/13/2012 4:17:21 PM PDT · by bronxville · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09-13-2012 | Catherine Herridge
    A Libyan official said Thursday that the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was a planned, two-part operation that included a raid on a supposedly secret safe house -- an account that comports with what a top U.S. lawmaker told Fox News a day earlier. On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told Fox News that the strike was a "coordinated, military-style" operation. Wanis al-Sharef, eastern Libya's deputy interior minister, then said on Thursday the attacks were suspected to have been timed to mark the 9/11 anniversary and that the militants used civilians protesting an anti-Islam film...
  • US Identifies Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Blamed for Attacks

    09/13/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by Taggart_D · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Obama Praises Libya’s Post-Qaddafi Leaders at U.N. (9/20/2011. Blast to the past)

    09/13/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 3 replies
    ny times ^ | 9/20/2011 | HELENE COOPER and NEIL MacFARQUHAR
    President Obama on Tuesday extended to Libya’s transitional leader a diplomatic honor never offered his predecessor, meeting formally with Mustafa Abdel-Jalil at the United Nations and heralding the victory of Libyan rebels who brought an end to the 42-year reign of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. It was not quite a victory lap, but it came pretty close. Mr. Obama credited his new doctrine with helping to topple the man whom Ronald Reagan once famously called the “mad dog of the Middle East.” And he held Libya up as “a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together...
  • Angry protests spread over anti-Islam film

    09/13/2012 11:34:26 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 25 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 13 September 2012
    The Money Quotes: "The US prosecutor-general said on Wednesday that four people were being questioned after Tuesday's events. Nine Coptic Egyptian-Americans were also put on an airport watch list. They are believed to have contributed to the production of the anti-Islam film that led to the embassy protest."
  • We're Witnessing Two Institutions Disintegrate Right Before Our Eyes

    09/13/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh,com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: When the program was over yesterday, I told Snerdley, "You know, I needed three more hours." The stuff that we didn't get to yesterday was just overflowing, the audio sound bites, and it has given me a new resolve. We're loaded again today. It's just incredible. We're watching the disintegration of two institutions right in front of our eyes, and we're all wondering, are we the only ones who see it? We're watching the disintegration of a presidency. We are looking at blatant, uncompromised incompetence. And we are witnessing corruption of another institution, the so-called mainstream media....
  • Islamists Drag Dead Body of US Ambassador Through the Streets of Benghazi!(Updated) I

    09/13/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 116 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 8:11 AM | Jim Hoft
    Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the embassy after he was murdered last night. The radical Islamists attacked the embassy with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.
  • Obama Got His 3 a.m. Call. He Decided To Sleep Through It.

    09/12/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT · by hecht · 21 replies
    Obama Got His 3 a.m. Call. He Decided To Sleep Through It. —Ace Drudge highlights part of the story that the LA Times, of course, does not. The president was updated throughout the evening, and notified late Tuesday that Stevens was unaccounted for. Obama learned Wednesday that Stevens was confirmed dead Wednesday morning, the official said. Man needs his rest. He's in Vegas right now. You can't do Vegas right if you're short of sleep. By the way, the media is all dutifully reporting the Obama line: That while he is jetting his ass off to Las Vegas, "it's not...
  • Eastwood: Obama acts like he killed bin Laden

    09/12/2012 1:25:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Eastwood: Obama acts like he killed bin Laden By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 9/12/12 2:49 PM EDT Clint Eastwood thinks that President Obama has taken too much credit for Osama bin Laden’s death, he recently said in an interview with Esquire. "There are two kinds of people in this world," Eastwood told the mag a month before his “empty chair” speech at the Republican National Convention. "'I' people and 'we' people. I've always tried to be a 'we' person. I think that our president is an 'I' person. He speaks as though he killed Osama bin Laden himself." Eastwood, a legendary...
  • US ambassador killed in 'co-ordinated al Qaeda revenge attack by terrorists snipped

    09/12/2012 1:46:01 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12 September 2012 | Jill Reilly and Lydia Warren
    A bloody attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that left American ambassador Christopher Stevens, two marines and a communications officer dead was a planned ambush by terrorists using a pro-Islam protest as cover, it has been claimed. The victims died during a rocket attack when an armed mob set fire to the consulate in Benghazi after joining a protest over a 'blasphemous' film about the Prophet Mohammed. It is believed a 'small, vicious group' of attackers used the protest as a diversion, although questions remain over whether the killers drummed up support for the march or simply took advantage...
  • If Obama is So Concerned with Feelings in the Muslim World, Why Brag About Killing Osama?

    09/12/2012 12:49:26 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 9-12-2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title: Caller Nails It: If Obama is So Concerned with Feelings in the Muslim World, Why is He Bragging So Much About Killing Osama? BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's Claire in Logan, New Mexico. I'm glad you waited. I really am. Great to have you on the program. Hi. CALLER: Well, it's so great to be on the program. This is the first time I have ever called into a show anywhere, any time, but I was so determined to join your conversation today -- RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: -- because what occurred to me was, if the Obama administration...
  • Hillary Clinton: How could this happen in a country we helped liberate?

    09/12/2012 11:32:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 138 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 12, 2012 | Charlie Spring
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted this morning that the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya was "not easy" for Americans. "Today many Americans are asking, indeed I asked myself, 'How could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate? In a city we helped save from destruction?'" Clinton asked. Clinton explained that this question "reflects how confounding the world can be" and reminded Americans to be "clear-eyed in their grief."
  • CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

    09/12/2012 10:06:42 AM PDT · by GVnana · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2012
    CNN’s Hala Gorani reported via Twitter that the network now believes that the Islamists who attacked the Libyan consulate used the existence of an anti-Muhammad film as a “diversion”: US sources tell CNN say attackers who targeted consulate used protests against film as a diversion. Say attack was planned. #Libya — Hala Gorani (@HalaGorani) September 12, 2012 Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/12/cnn-protests-against-film-a-diversion-attack-was-planned/#ixzz26H9yxsXt
  • Trump Tweet: Go into Lybia and take the oil - like we should have done in first place.

    09/12/2012 9:48:11 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies
    TwitLonger ^ | 09/12/2012 | Donald Trump
    An attack on our Embassy is an attack on our soil. We have been attacked by Libya. Go into Libya & take the oil--like we should have done in the first place!
  • We don't support Israeli attack, US tells Iran

    09/11/2012 11:02:44 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 12 replies
    www.globes.co.il ^ | 9/3/2012 | Globes' correspondent
    US-Israeli relations have hit an unprecedented low point: Hebrew daily "Yediot Ahronot" reported today that, a few days ago, top Obama administration officials sent a message to the Iranian government via two European governments, stating that the US would not support Israel if it decided to unilaterally and without coordination attack Iranian nuclear installations. "Yediot Ahronot" says that the US sent the confidential message to Iran in order to prevent an Iranian attack on US installations in the Persian Gulf, where the US has stationed aircraft carriers and has several military bases, which could face a real risk in the...
  • President Obama's Campaign Trashes '2016: Obama's America'

    09/11/2012 2:02:07 PM PDT · by GVnana · 42 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/11/2012 | Paul Bond
    Filmmakers call it "the movie the White House doesn't want you to see." Apparently, they're right. Perhaps the president was hoping 2016: Obama’s America would come and go unnoticed like so many other political documentaries. But seven weeks after its opening, the film is still going strong, prompting Barack Obama to finally respond, which he has done through a lengthy entry at his campaign’s website that calls the movie “a deliberate distortion” of his “record and world view.”
  • Obama's 9/11 Proclamation Void of 'God'

    09/11/2012 2:08:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | September 11, 2012 | Paul Stanley
    U.S. President Barack Obama (C), U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey attend an event commemorating the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, at the site of the attack on the Pentagon near Washington, September 11, 2012 Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/obamas-9-11-proclamation-void-of-god-81451/#0zOVkGSRT502Y1ge.99 President Obama's annual proclamation – Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2012 – that recognizes the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 was void of any mention of "God" or prayer, but did call for Americans to observe a moment of silence and encouraged them to...
  • CNN Breaking News @ 14:06 EDST, from Egypt

    09/11/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT · by BobNative · 90 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/ | September 11, 2012 | CNN
    Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today and hauled down its U.S. flags, replacing them with black flags with Islamic emblems.
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    09/07/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 60 replies
    It is day two of the Democratic convention, and apparently they had a huge lighting problem in the convention hall today. They worked all day on it. They still couldn't get President Obama out of Bill Clinton's shadow. ~ Jay LenoThe stoner comedy duo Harold and Kumar are starring in a new promo for the Democratic convention alongside President Obama, which is pretty impressive. The only other person to go from smoking pot with buddies to the White House is President Obama. ~ Jay LenoPresident Obama's re-election campaign said that this year they'll knock on 150 percent more doors...
  • Chairs placed by Eastwood cutout on Calif. trail

    09/04/2012 11:14:32 PM PDT · by thecodont · 35 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 8:55 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Associated Press Staff
    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — These days, wherever you see Clint Eastwood, an empty chair is sure to follow. Even if you're on a hike. A life-sized cutout of a cowboy Eastwood has stood on a trail overlooking a Southern California freeway for months, but on Tuesday a pair of chairs were next to him, one also a cardboard cutout, the other an actual wooden chair. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Chairs-placed-by-Eastwood-cutout-on-Calif-trail-3840013.php#ixzz25ZbDJVci
  • Michelle Obama: ‘Barack knows the American dream because he’s lived it’

    09/04/2012 8:32:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    CHARLOTTE—First Lady Michelle Obama never once mentioned Mitt Romney's name. But in her speech before the Democratic National Convention speech Monday night, she offered a dramatic contrast between her husband, Barack Obama, and his Republican opponent, insisting he understands the struggles of average Americans because he's lived through those tough times, too. "Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love," Michelle Obama said. "He believes that when you've worked...
  • "2016: Obama's America"-A Review and the Biggest Failure of All

    09/04/2012 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 40 replies
    Pat Fish's Blog ^ | 9/4/12 | Pat Fish
    The theater was packed. "2016: Obama's America" was playing at the local Midway theater in Lewes, Delaware. The movie run began the Friday before Labor Day and I rejoiced. No one goes to the movies "downey ocean" on Labor Day weekend. I decided to go on Labor Day proper. Let the tourists stay at the beach, I was going to the movies. The place was packed. Oh there were a few empty seats but believe me, I go to those movies all the time, granddaughter in tow, and usually about the same time, a middle of the day hour, a...
  • Dems/Obama Promote Convention By Having "Barack" Call Stoners (video)

    09/04/2012 5:59:36 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 3, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    n a web ad produced by Obama's campaign, the President dials up Kal Penn -- in character as Kumar the stoner -- to see if he's "on board" to support him this year. "Hey, this is Barack," Obama says after he dialed Kumar on the phone. "Listen, I need to know if you're on board. Okay, good. Because I'm counting on you, everybody is. We have to get this right. So there is a lot at stake here. Just remember I am trusting you on this and I'll see you there." The video then jumps to Kumar sitting on the...
  • Clinton: Iran has a right to nuclear power

    09/03/2012 4:54:04 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 4, 2012 2:18 am | Sam Ser
    US Secretary of State’s comments come after meeting with Indonesian foreign minister Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in Benin. “Iran has a right to the use of peaceful nuclear energy,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday, “but Iran must abide by its international obligations and cannot be permitted to get a nuclear weapons.” Clinton made the remarks in a press conference in Jakarta following meetings with Indonesia’s foreign minister. She also commented on the fighting in Syria, saying that the United States was committed to “putting an end to the violence, responding to humanitarian need, and...
  • Dog-Whistling Past the Graveyard

    09/01/2012 8:00:37 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    American racism is starting to remind me of American alcoholism. At the founding of the republic, in the days when beer was thought of as “liquid bread” and a healthy nutritional breakfast, Americans drank about three to four times as much as they do now. Today the United States has a lower per capita rate of alcohol consumption than almost any other developed nation, but it has more alcoholism support groups than any other developed nation — around 164 groups per million people. France, which drinks about 50 percent more per capita than America, has one-twentieth the number of support...
  • Government shuts probe of controversial Arizona sheriff, no charges filed

    08/31/2012 6:18:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 129 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 31, 2012
    (Reuters) - The government has closed a criminal probe into Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself "America's toughest sheriff," and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Friday.
  • Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C

    09/01/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 269 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/2012 | Stephan Dinan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention. Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade.
  • A Campaign of Vilification

    08/28/2012 8:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    As Lyndon Johnson told it -- or allowed it to be told in his name -- this Goldwater guy, if given half a chance, would blow up the world. In which case, why shouldn't the voters back in '64 not play it safe and keep LBJ in the White House? Memories of the infamous Johnson television spot, with its daisy-leaf-plucking-about-to-be-incinerated-by-bad-Barry, cuddly, little girl, cause some of us old-timers to reach for the Maalox. (Small wonder that Barry would later say, talking of Lyndon, "Don't get me started on that SOB.") The debasement of presidential discourse wasn't the only public offense...
  • Obama Caught in Misspelling of a Four-Letter State, Wapo Tries to Rescue

    08/23/2012 5:43:25 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Imagine for a moment, if you will, Sarah Palin attending an event at Ohio State University. She casually greets college aged supporters, and a group of excited, young students decide to spell out the word “Ohio” using the old YMCA routine. The group is in place, arms readied, fans surrounding them armed with their cameras and cellphones. Then this happens… OIHI. It is inarguable that the media, in all their smugness and ‘we are intellectually superior’ attitude would have ripped her from the California coast to the glaciated plains of … well … Oihi. Oi. Hi. More like oy vey....
  • Suspected hardliners bulldoze Sufi Muslim tombs and a mosque in Libya's capital

    08/25/2012 11:25:38 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    Canada.com ^ | August 25, 2012 12:01 PM | By Essam Mohammed
    TRIPOLI, Libya - A shrine and mosque belonging to followers of Sufi Muslims has been bulldozed in the Libyan capital. It is the third attack on a Sufi shrine in Tripoli in recent months. Officials have blamed past attacks on ultraconservative Muslims known as Salafis. The mystical Sufi movement of Islam reveres such shrines. Many Salafis view Sufis and the shrines as heretical. Resident Abdullah Zakaria says he saw the bulldozers destroy the Sufi tombs Saturday morning. Hours later a group of men bulldozed a mosque in the same area that also contained tombs. Security officials closed the road leading...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Obama endures another unfortunate [teleprompter] moment on the campaign trail

    08/23/2012 6:00:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>His critics will say this unfortunate photo reveals a deeper problem with his presidency -- that he's just a walking teleprompter.</p> <p>A Reuters photographer captured a shot of Barack Obama with his face obscured by a teleprompter during a campaign event at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday.</p>
  • Fort Hood massacre suspect can be forcibly shaved, judge says

    08/23/2012 8:03:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    ap ^ | August 22, 2012
    A judge has the right to order an Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to be forcibly shaved of his beard before his murder trial, military attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday. The attorneys, in a document filed on behalf of Col. Gregory Gross, contend that forcibly shaving Maj. Nidal Hasan would not violate the American-born Muslim's religious freedoms and said it is similar to "and no more invasive than" a judge's right to restrain a defendant who is disruptive during a court-martial. "Forced shaving is not a novel concept in the military,"
  • Old Obama acquaintance voices South Side’s disillusionment with his former ally

    08/16/2012 8:53:48 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2012 | Michael Leahy
    CHICAGO — He still walks the same streets here as his old acquaintance Barack Obama once did. That is about all they have in common anymore. At 50, Chicago activist Mark Allen lives with his parents, barely able to pay his bills. The head of a small, community-assistance organization called Black Wall Street Chicago, Allen regards his personal survival alone as a small victory, grateful he can pay the rent on his modest office space, aware he is doing better than many on this city’s restive South Side. “Things haven’t gone the way we’d hoped after Barack got elected,” he...