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  • ISIL to U.S.: ‘We will raise the flag of Allah in the White House’

    08/09/2014 4:45:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Washington times ^ | 8-8-14 | Douglas Ernst
    The first installment of a five-part documentary by Vice News on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was released online Thursday, offering Westerners a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the terror group that now controls large swathes of Iraq and Syria. For three weeks, VICE News reporter Medyan Dairieh interviewed and recorded members of ISIL in the Syrian city of Raqqa, even capturing gruesome footage of an ISIL victory over the Syrian army’s 17th division. The terrorist group overran a position held by 50 soldiers belonging to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, decapitated them and...
  • When PR Campigns Go Bad

    05/29/2014 2:18:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Google Plus ^ | May 28, 2014 | Melissa Wells
    When PR Campaigns Go Bad When hope and change leave you with no hope and even less change
  • President Hope Abandons It

    04/20/2014 7:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Six years ago, then-candidate Obama was encased in sophisticated artwork that conveyed his campaign message of “Hope and Change.” Leading up to the 2014 elections he may have not abandoned change, but he certainly has abandoned hope as his guiding principle to help maintain the U.S. Senate in the hands of The Undertaker and his fellow Democrats. Faced with a fusillade of political analysis from left, right, and center, forecasting anywhere from a drubbing to an unmitigated disaster for Democratic candidates in November, Obama and his team had to develop a plan of action. Led by John Podesta (we don’t...
  • Give up meat, coal, oil, economic growth and national sovereignty - orders new IPCC climate report

    04/14/2014 2:28:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 4/14/2014 | James Delingpole
    The United Nations (UN) has delivered its latest verdict on the measures necessary to save the world from global warming and the news is as grim as it is predictable and wearisomely familiar: More regulation from "experts", technocrats and bureaucrats at supranational organisations, such as the one whose initials begin with U and end with N.More taxpayer subsidies for expensive, inefficient renewable energy.More nuclear power (with shale gas used as a transitional fuel to replace coal). The abandonment of fossil fuels. Less meat consumption.A single, globally-regulated price for carbon dioxide. More local-government-enforced walking, cycling and public transportation. More back-door wealth...
  • Coldwater Creek Files for Bankruptcy

    04/11/2014 10:49:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 04-11-2014 | By Tom Corrigan And Michael Calia
    Coldwater Creek Inc., CWTR -27.68% a women's clothing and accessory retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware Friday with a plan to liquidate its inventory and close its stores after failing to attract a buyer. The retailer said it had considered several strategic alternatives over the past six months, including a sale, although it couldn't find a buyer or raise enough capital to fund its business. Coldwater, which operates a catalog business, retail and factory stores, as well as an e-commerce website, expects to start going-out-of-business sales to liquidate its inventory in early May. Like much of the...
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
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    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away.

    02/11/2014 4:25:35 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 14 replies
    EXAMINER ^ | 11/29/2009 | Kitty Wertmann
    AMERICA TRULY IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD By: Kitty Werthmann Examiner Nov 20, 2009 HOPE AND CHANGE: AUSTRIA CIRCA 1938 What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by...
  • What Will It Take?

    12/14/2013 6:05:48 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 24 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | David Solway
    Let me begin with a categorical statement that, given current events and recent political history, can be easily defended: Barack Hussein Obama is a willful, indoctrinated child of the Left with strong Islamic sympathies who is not fit to govern. Indeed, he would not be fit to govern Lower Slobovia, let alone the United States of America. Obama is a historic disaster of the first magnitude and, if not restrained, he will see to the irrevocable decline of the country which foolishly elected him, leaving the world on the brink of a conflict — or in the midst of one...
  • Layoffs Hit Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

    12/12/2013 2:10:58 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | 12/12/13 | Michael Sebastian
    On the same day Martha Stewart appeared on MSNBC to talk holiday gift giving, a wave of layoffs began sweeping across her company Thursday, according to three people familiar with the matter. The cuts at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia are said to affect about 100 staffers, one person close to the matter said, or about one-third of the company's workforce.
  • Are We Sick of Him Yet? (Repost of Article)

    12/05/2013 5:09:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    We were sitting in a sunroom, swapping stories, news and updates when the question was asked, "Why did they get divorced?" We leaned forward in anticipation of a standard response; "he was having an affair," or "she was having an affair," a possible "they've grown apart," or a more nebulous "it just wasn't working anymore." Instead the answer was more visceral and direct. "She was sick of him." I felt as though I had been punched in my stomach. "Sick of him?" a passing feeling maybe, a temporary state of mind, but a reason to sever a marriage union? The...
  • An Obama voter's cry of despair

    11/01/2013 10:07:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | November 1, 2013 | Nathaniel P. Morris, Special to CNN
    I'm reading a terribly sad book these days. It's a book that I thought would uplift me during the doldrums of second-year medical school, and renew in me a sense of hope. It's called "The Audacity to Win," and it's a memoir of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. When I'm finished with my patient write-ups at night and get into bed, the book returns me to a time when politics inspired millions and speeches could take your breath away. The election turned out to be a landslide, and news anchors paused to reflect on the historic nature of the hour....
  • The Rise Of The Welfare State

    09/11/2013 3:52:47 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-11-13 | Lance Roberts
    It is interesting to note that while the unemployment rate has been falling, currently at 7.3%, it has not been because of a strongly increasing workforce. Rather it has been a function of people leaving the workforce. This, of course, brings up the obvious question of how these people are live if they aren't working. A recent trip to Walmart answered that question. As I was standing in line, with an assortment of items on my "back to school" shopping list, there was a Hispanic gentleman in front of me with two shopping carts full of groceries and other items....
  • The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009

    08/26/2013 8:42:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Nobel Prize.org ^ | October 9, 2009 | The Norwegian Nobel Committee
    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons. Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The...
  • Detroitification - It’s The Government, Stupid

    08/26/2013 12:27:41 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-26-13 | Monty Pelerin
    Facts are stubborn things. No matter how hard the Washington crowd tries to sell an economic recovery, inconvenient and contrary facts keep rearing up to shatter their mythmaking. Few people any longer believe the claims of declining unemployment or low inflation at least based on purchases they make. The fable of a housing recovery is now crumbling: New Home Sales Plunge 13.4% in July, June Revised Lower; Blame Rising Mortgage Rates; Starts 896,000 – Sales 394,000. Two weeks ago, the same author (Mish) provided this article: Mortgage Applications Decline 13th Time in 15 Weeks; Are Mortgage Rates Cheap? What’s Next...
  • More Than One-Third Of Louisiana Unemployment Payments Are "Improper"

    08/25/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-25-13 | Tyler Durden
    Louisiana tops the nation's list of "improper" payments for unemployment insurance with a 3-year rate of 38.67%. Of course, this is the "improper" payments they know about (as only 29.7% of overpayments have been recovered). A stunning 28% of Louisanans who claimed benefits did so even after returning to work. However, while the Louisiana data points are bad, they are not alone. As the chart below shows... 16 states have "improper" payment rates of over 14%. One wonders why the world doesn't trust the US so much anymore? The data below - from the Department of Labor, is from estimates...
  • Wells Fargo to cut 2,300 mortgage jobs as refinancing slows

    08/21/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Aug 13 | Peter Rudegeair
    Wells Fargo & Co, the largest mortgage lender in the United States, will cut 2,300 jobs in its home loan business because fewer customers are refinancing as interest rates rise, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters. The cuts would represent around 3.3 percent of the bank's consumer lending employees, the bank said. Although the bank does not disclose how many of its staff work in home loans specifically, Wells Fargo had over 11,000 mortgage loan officers on its payroll at the end of March. Mortgage refinancing made up more than 70 percent of U.S. home lending volume in...
  • 33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly The Economy Has Tanked Under Obama

    08/21/2013 5:27:31 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 93 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-21-13 | Michael Snyder
    Barack Obama has been running around the country taking credit for an "economic recovery", but the truth is that things have not gotten better under Obama. Compared to when he first took office, a smaller percentage of the working age population is employed, the quality of our jobs has declined substantially and the middle class has been absolutely shredded. If we are really in the middle of an "economic recovery", why is the homeownership rate the lowest that it has been in 18 years? Why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by nearly 50 percent while Obama...
  • Reuters: Obamacare Is Destroying Economy & Creating Nation of Part-Time Workers

    08/20/2013 11:33:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama wanted to fundamentally change America. He is. The Obamacare law is already destroying full-time jobs in America. Democrats rammed through a law that will destroy at least 2 percent of all full-time jobs in America. We are already seeing jobs disappear. Even Reuters can’t hide the truth any longer: U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid. Faltering economic growth at home and abroad and concern that President Barack Obama’s signature health...
  • Over 100K New Jersey Residents to Lose Their Affordable Health Plans under Obamacare

    08/19/2013 10:23:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | August 19, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    The latest casualty of Obamacare may be a low-cost New Jersey health-care policy. Though President Obama promised “if you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period,” that will not be the case for approximately 106,000 New Jersey residents whose plans will disappear under the law.Known as the “basic and essential,” or B&E, health-care plans, the policy costs as little as a couple hundred dollars per month and is the choice of 71 percent of New Jersey residents on the individual insurance market. It provides minimum coverage for things such as doctor’s visits...
  • US Consumer Bankruptcies Jump By Most In Three Years; Third-Party Collections At All Time High

    08/14/2013 2:58:00 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 75 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-14-13 | Tyler Durden
    Something funny happened on the road to the epic consumer balance sheet cleansing and subsequent releveraging (without which there can be no actual non-Fed sugar high fueled recovery): the second quarter. And specifically, as the Fed just disclosed in its quarterly Household Debt and Credit Report, the number of consumer bankruptcies during the second quarter, just jumped by 71K, to 380K from 309K in Q1, the biggest quarterly jump in precisely three years - on both an absolute and relative basis - and the most since the 158K jump recorded in Q2 2010. It appears that when the "releveraging" US...
  • 80% Of US Adults Are Near Poverty, Rely On Welfare, Or Are Unemployed

    07/29/2013 2:12:25 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 70 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-28-13 | "Tyler Durden"
    Despite consumer confidence at a six-year high, the latest AP survey of the real America shows a stunning four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, are near poverty, or rely on welfare for at least parts of their lives amid signs of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among whites about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. "Poverty is no longer an issue of 'them', it's an issue of 'us'," as 'the invisible poor' -...
  • Obama Promises Disappear from Web

    07/26/2013 11:56:56 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Sunlight Foundation ^ | 26Jul 2013 | John Wonderlich
    Change.gov, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, has effectively disappeared sometime over the last month. While the front splash page for Change.gov has linked to the main White House website for years, until recently, you could still continue on to see the materials and agenda laid out by the administration. This was a particularly helpful resource for those looking to compare Obama's performance in office against his vision for reform, laid out in detail on Change.gov. According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th --...
  • More Than 35 Newsroom Staff Laid Off at The Oregonian UPDATE: Layoff list tops 90 people

    06/24/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Willmette Week ^ | 6/22/13 | AARON MESH
    Newsroom layoffs at The Oregonian have topped 35 reporters, editors and photographers today as the paper reduces home-delivery days and cuts staff. Among the more prominent names WW has confirmed The Oregonian has laid off are editorial columnist David Sarasohn, environmental reporter Scott Learn, and Multnomah County reporter Dana Tims. Many staffers have begun posting their own layoff announcements on the web. Sports reporter John Hunt wrote this morning on Twitter that he is flying home after being laid off with a phone call in Omaha, Neb., where he was covering the Oregon State Beavers baseball team in the College...
  • Barack Obama: even the mainstream media has given up on the hopey-changey stuff

    05/30/2013 7:46:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 30th, 2013 | Tim Stanley
    There was a time when Obama couldn’t get a bad headline in this town. Now he’s the new Nixon. I dropped out of writing about US politics three weeks ago to finish a book and, on my return, I discover that everything’s changed. The President has been hit not by one Watergate but by three—Benghazi, the IRS, the DOJ phone records scandal—and even the mainstream media has stopped treating him like the bringer of hope and change predicted in the Bible. He's not a Messiah; he's a very naughty boy. It’s important to remember that Obama’s second term blues began...
  • The Mask Is Ripped Off of 'Hope and Change'

    05/14/2013 7:09:49 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/14/2013 | Jim Geraghty
    Today’s Morning Jolt is jam-packed, as it is a special ALL-SCANDAL edition! SCANDAL ONE: Dear Media: Obama’s Indignant Benghazi Response Revealed a Lot Yesterday! Dear friends in the media. Come on. I mean, come on. You and I know what’s going with the Benghazi thing. Let me share something that I first put into play during the “was Anthony Weiner’s Twitter account hacked” debate, but that comes from watching the Lewinsky scandal, the where-did –Mark-Sanford-go scandal, the why-is-David-Wu-dressed-in-a-tiger-suit scandal, and a wide variety of wrongdoing committed by politicians: When there is evidence of scandalous or bizarre behavior on the part...
  • Obama Is Every Bit as Bad as We Warned You

    05/12/2013 12:11:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | May 11, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Kurt Schlichter notes that conservatives have been vindicated quite often in the past several weeks: Kurt Schlichter @KurtSchlichter Things Conservatives Have Been Proven Right About Lately: ☑ Benghazi; ☑ Pigford;☑ Obamacare; ☑ IRS. Next up: The immigration reform scam. 6:43 PM - 10 May 2013 357 Retweets 90 favorites I suspect that list will grow longer. The common thread in each of these scandals is corruption and a willingness to abuse the expanded powers of big government--while failing to carry out the most basic responsibilities of any government. In Benghazi, Obama a) failed to take action to save American diplomats...
  • Tragedy as 13-month-old toddler is shot dead in his stroller by teenage robber in front of mother

    03/22/2013 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 139 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 22, 2013 | Harriet Arkell
    A distraught mother as told how she pleaded with young robbers to spare her toddler's life before they shot him dead as he slept in his stroller. Sherry West was pushing her 13-month-old son Antonio yards from their home in Brunswick, Georgia, early yesterday morning when she was approached by two African-American boys. She told how one of them, who looked about 15, demanded money from her and threatened to kill her if she didn't give him any. She told him she didn't have any. 'He said: "Well, I'm going to kill your baby", and I said "Please don't kill...
  • (Hope & Change) PROFESSOR: Zombies Are Popular Because People Have Given Up Hope

    03/16/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 14, 2013, | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    PROFESSOR: Zombies Are Popular Because People Have Given Up Hope Zombie popularity is a surefire indicator of national mental health, says Clemson University professor Sarah Lauro. Lauro, an English teacher who studied zombies while working on her doctorate, told the Associated Press that the rise of the "Zombie Walk," specifically, illustrates citizens' dissatisfaction with governments and life in general. "We are more interested in the zombie at times when as a culture we feel disempowered," Lauro told the AP. "And the facts are there that, when we are experiencing economic crises, the vast population is feeling disempowered. ... Either playing...
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • Remembering Obama’s Inaugural Promises

    01/21/2013 9:04:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Dan Holler
    “On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.” President Barack Obama spoke these words four years ago to a captive nation -- a nation that believed hope could lead to change they could believe in. Change did indeed come to America, but not the change many people envisioned. While we may have a lot of new laws (and debt)...
  • The Chávez Legacy in Venezuela

    01/11/2013 2:08:13 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jaime Daremblum
    Shortly after Hugo Chávez won his first election as Venezuelan president in December 1998, a lawyer from the western state of Barinas, which was then governed by Chávez's father, delivered a prescient warning to Newsweek magazine: "Venezuelans are dreaming of a savior, but Chávez is a dictator. People don't know what they are getting."  More than 14 years later, a cancer-stricken Chávez is reportedly near death, but his autocratic legacy is very much alive. Venezuela long ago ceased to be a real democracy: The ruling regime effectively controls the Supreme Court (which in 2004 was expanded and packed with Chávez allies), the National Assembly...
  • Applebees Layoffs Sparked by Obamacare

    11/12/2012 4:39:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Food Beat ^ | November 12, 2012 @ 1:07 pm | Angela Ayles
    Applebee’s CEO Zane Tankel hinted yesterday that the company will be likely be laying off several employees and will refrain from hiring more due to President Obama’s re-election and the roll-out of Obamacare. For those of you unaware of Obamacare, it a new initiative put forth by the President which requires any employer with 50 or more employees to provide federal government-approved health care for its employees. If a company fails to do so, it will pay a $2,000 fine per person. Tankel released the following statement to Fox News: “We’ve calculated it will cost some millions of dollars across...
  • WATCH Obama and His Staff TELL YOU They Are All Unfit For Office

    11/05/2012 1:34:19 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 4 replies
    Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America ^ | November 05, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    America, please don't allow the media's obsession with hurricane Sandy to divert you from remembering the past four miserable years under Obama and his team of Marxist clowns! It's time we go back and look at the REALITY of Obama's presidency! Can America afford four more years of these knuckleheads, let alone Obama? It's BAD ENOUGH that America elected a foreigner with a forged birth certificate that took 3 years to present (a deceased baby's birth date and record belonging to Virginia Sunahara of Hawaii), a forged selective service card with a P.O. date stamp that has been proven to...
  • Keep The Change (should be Romney's campaign theme song) - Lyric Video by Rayburn

    11/03/2012 7:32:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 23, 2012 | Rayburn
    Recorded in Nashville, TN at Ocean Way Studios and produced by Grammy award winning engineer, Ben Fowler, Keep The Change addresses the clashing philosophies we encounter in our lives every day. What kind of people do we want to be? What kind of freedoms do we want to enjoy? The sound is drenched with soulful vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano, tasteful acoustic licks over a laid back drum beat. This song is sure to catch your ear and perhaps even encourage a dialogue about life's philosophies.
  • Obama Claims Mantle of ‘Change’ in 2012 Race

    11/02/2012 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 2, 2012 | by Devin Dwyer
    BOULDER, Colo. – Voters in Colorado tonight got a glimpse of the Barack Obama of 2008, with his soaring, impassioned and relentless rhetoric that electrified a crowd in a way only rarely seen during the 2012 campaign. Sharpening his closing argument for a second term, Obama delivered a forceful defense of his mantra of “change”. “You may not agree with every decision that I’ve made, you may be frustrated at the rate of change,” he told the diverse crowd of 10,000 inside a campus basketball arena. But, “I know what real change looks like, because I fought for it,” he...
  • Analysis: Jilted Africa cool to U.S. vote after Obama fever fades

    11/02/2012 4:52:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 2, 2012 | By Njuwa Maina and Tosin Sulaiman
    (Reuters) - In the tiny Kenyan village of Kogelo, U.S. President Barack Obama's ancestral homeland, some people talk of hurt feelings of the kind experienced when a favorite relative has failed to get in touch. Four years ago, Kogelo, and Africa in general, celebrated with noisy gusto when Obama, whose father came from the scattered hamlet of tin-roofed homes, became the first African-American to be elected president of the United States. Looking across the Atlantic to the November 6 presidential election, the continent is cooler now towards the "son of Africa" who is seeking a second term. There are questions...
  • With 19 days to go until Election Day, Obama stays vague

    10/18/2012 4:29:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 18, 2012 | By Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Mitt Romney has faced harsh criticism during his campaign for a lack of policy specifics: Democrats have pointed to a lack of details in his tax plan and what he would put in place to replace the health care law, among other issues. Yet President Obama has done little to outline his priorities and promises for the next four years. Democratic consultants Stanley Greenberg and James Carville of Democracy Corps released a memo earlier this week that said the president has offered only a "modest vision" of the future. They argued that voters want to hear a "bold case" for...
  • CEO to Workers: I May Fire You if Obama Wins

    10/10/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT · by Repeat Offender · 21 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo ^ | 10 Oct 2012 | Robert Frank
    David Siegel, the owner of Westgate Resorts, sent a surprising email to his employees Monday. David SiegelIt said that if President Barack Obama wins re-election and raises Siegel's taxes, he will have to lay off workers and downsize his company - or even shut it down. "If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company," he wrote. "Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for...
  • Obama Zombies on Twitter Threaten to Riot if BHO Loses His Re-election Bid

    10/09/2012 11:00:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 149 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    New civility: Obama supporters threaten to riot if Romney wins; Update: Deleted tweets (Note: Below are some samples of the Tweets posted by Obama supporters, reported and re-posted on the Twitchy site. Link over to Twitchy to read the rest.) If Romney wins I'm Starting a Riot....Who's WIT ME??? — Facey!™ (@daboifacey) October 08, 2012 Is this what Obama meant when he called for a “more civil” tone in U.S. politics? I Hope The USA Is Well Aware That If In The Event This Character Romney Wins The Election, The People Will Start A Country Wide Riot! #Power— John Kramer...
  • Obama Campaign Shifts Into Extreme Attack Mode

    10/05/2012 10:53:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 21 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5 Oct 12 | Keith Koffler
    With its candidate having been swamped in the debate by an aggressive and articulate Gov. Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign is switching fully into attack mode, moving beyond earlier assaults on Romney’s business record and wealth toward a new drive to destroy his character. Casting completely aside the Obama 2008 brand of a hopeful unifier, Obama’s operatives Thursday dived straight the jugular, working on multiple fronts to brand Romney a liar. The campaign, Obama aides made clear, would henceforth be conducted exclusively Chicago style. In a vicious and personal assault rarely conducted at the highest level of U.S. politics, White...
  • Mr. Hope and Change benefits when people give up hope for employment...

    10/05/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT · by Jake8898 · 4 replies
    10-4-12 | Me
    So, who didn't see this coming, except the slavish media? Will anybody who is going to vote, but is basically apolitical, going to see anything but the waxy shine on the Pinto? Romney's campaign will have to pound on the reasons for this drop with a mantra like my title. The undecideds will not, in general, investigate beyond the headlines. Meanwhile the U6 number remains at 14.7%. Hmmmm....
  • Median income in Ohio hits 27-year low

    09/21/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 09/21/2012 | Bill Bush
    Ohio households were poorer last year than they’ve been in more than 25 years, and the number of people living in poverty is higher than it’s been in more than 30 years, according to a census report released yesterday. When adjusted for inflation, the 2010 annual median household income in Ohio of $46,093 was down by $543 from the previous year, and down 15.3 percent from the peak of $54,395 in 2000, according to the census’s Current Population Survey, which was released yesterday. Ohio’s level of poverty — 15.3 percent — was worse than the nation’s, which was at 15.1...
  • Egyptians angry at film scale U.S. embassy walls

    09/11/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT · by traumer · 79 replies
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy on Tuesday, tore down the American flag and burned it during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad. In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters witness said. Once the U.S. flag was hauled down, some protesters tore it up and showed off pieces to television cameras. Others burned the remains outside the fortress-like...
  • Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist

    09/05/2012 9:40:41 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 26 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | unknown
    Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist Prosecutors want Shepard Fairey sentencing to serve as a warning SEPTEMBER 5--Federal prosecutors want Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, to serve time in prison following his misdemeanor conviction for destroying and fabricating documents in connection with a civil lawsuit over the iconic campaign image. In advance of Friday’s scheduled sentencing of Fairey in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Department of Justice has filed a memorandum arguing that a prison term for the 42-year-old artist would be “appropriate.” However, prosecutors did not specify how long Fairey...
  • (Party of Slavery & KKK) “For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights ..."

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

    08/30/2012 2:12:17 PM PDT · by GregNH · 13 replies
    My Idea ^ | 8/30/2012 | Greg Goss
    Thinking about getting a campaign going at the gas pumps. It wouldn't take much to print this on Avery Labels and sticking them on gas pumps.I also have this in MS Word format if anyone wants it.
  • Girl 'gang-raped by 20 men when she was 11 sobs in court as she's shown video of horrific ordeal

    08/29/2012 9:00:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 93 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 29 August 2012
    A 13-year-old Texas girl who was repeatedly gang-raped by 20 males when she was just 11 broke down in court today as she watched a video of one of the horrific attacks. The girl, who authorities haven't named, is testifying against Eric McGowen, 20, in the first trial stemming from the shocking case, which involved the 'pack of animals' raping her sometimes two at a time, anally and with a beer bottle. McGowen is among 14 adults accused of sexually assaulting the girl in the series of horrendous attacks that took place in the small Texas community of Cleveland, 45...
  • Obama voters reject 'hope and change' in new documentary

    08/28/2012 3:41:40 AM PDT · by workerbee · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/27/12 | Jedediah Bila
    In an election year, there is nothing more powerful than the voices of regular Americans. Their excitement, hope, disappointment, anger, and distress have a greater impact than any politician's words ever could. Citizens United Productions knows that. For their soon-to-be-released documentary, "The Hope and the Change," producer David N. Bossie and Writer/Director Stephen K. Bannon traveled to the swing states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to interview forty Democrats and independents who supported Barack Obama in 2008 and will not be backing him in 2012. The film will be screened at the Republican and Democratic...
  • The Time Of Our Lives.......it's the time when we must change the course of America

    08/23/2012 4:27:19 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    email | August 22, 2012 | Tom Durbin
    Progressives and the Obama Administration and this current edition of Congress have put this nation on its back. This is an extraordinary nation, and President Obama and his surrogates have made an extraordinary effort the past four years to fundamentally transform it, to change it to their vision for America. Their vision and their effort includes demolishing free market delivery of health care with the Affordable Care Act, trying to destroy capitalism, and attempting to make the Constitution a useless document. They have set us on a course to European style socialism, crippled our economy, put millions of people out...
  • Obama Campaign bumpersticker: '08 Hope and Change '12 Rope and Chains

    08/15/2012 6:16:43 AM PDT · by thepatriot1 · 5 replies
    EOM