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  • You Didn't Build That - PolitiZoid (too funny!!!)

    09/23/2012 7:14:13 AM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    PolitiZoid and YouTube ^ | 9/19/2012 | RightChange
    President Obama says his "You Didn't Build That" comment was taken out of context. Here is Obama in his own words explaining that to people who are just trying to run their business without the government interfering.
  • Obama's Problem with Independents (vanity)

    09/23/2012 7:03:05 AM PDT · by tatown · 12 replies
    tatown | 9/23/12 | tatown
    With poll after poll showing Obama trailing among independents by 5 to 15 points, how is it possible for this race to be close? Rasmussen just today has Romney up 12 points among indies yet shows the race tied. Is Rasmussen now using a 2008 (or even more slanted) dem advantage turnout model?
  • Age could become a factor in kidney transplants(death panels in motion)

    09/23/2012 6:50:15 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 37 replies ^ | 9/20/12 | Teresa Woodard
    "The new system would take 20 percent of the 'best' kidneys or kidneys that have the potential to last the longest, and give them to the 20 percent of patients that could last the longest," Cutler explained. "So, a simple example would be a young donor going into a young patient." And the reverse would be true, too. "Older kidneys would go to older patients," he said. He said the current system of matching donors and recipients is based on how long someone has been waiting, how close the match is, and how likely it is another match could be...
  • Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Possible Saudi support for Hussein)

    09/23/2012 6:36:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 169 replies
    Daily Inter Lake (Kalispel, MT) ^ | Sept. 22, 2012 | Frank Miele
    Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events — or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries. Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Rasmussen: R 46, O 46: With Leaners: R 48, O 48. Obama at -11%.

    09/23/2012 6:36:06 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/23/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows President Obama and Mitt Romney each attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history. When “leaners” are included, the candidates are tied at 48%. Leaners are those who are initially uncommitted to the two leading candidates but lean towards one of them when asked a follow-up question.
  • City gives OK to controversial sign

    09/23/2012 5:06:17 AM PDT · by devolve · 8 replies Halstead Kansas ^ | September 22, 2012 | devolve
  • Afghan Surge Ends: Not with a Bang but a Whimper

    09/23/2012 5:28:51 AM PDT · by radioone · 2 replies
    American Interest ^ | September 21, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    The U.S. troop surge in Afghanistan, which began in 2009, ended this week. As the Times aptly notes, the conclusion of one of Obama’s biggest military endeavors has come and gone with little fanfare. The president is doubtless happy about this, as the mission has been far from an unqualified success: The milestone, which still leaves 68,000 American troops in Afghanistan, went nearly unremarked here, with no statement from President Hamid Karzai or the United States military commander, Gen. John R. Allen, or even from the American ambassador. It was announced on the other side of the planet, by the...
  • What Obama's High Priest of Targeted Killings Doesn't Want You To Know

    09/23/2012 5:28:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 18, 2012 | MICAH ZENKO
    Complete Title: The Seven Deadly Sins of John Brennan What Obama's high priest of targeted killings doesn't want you to know. Last week, I introduced readers to John Brennan, the U.S. president's closest advisor for intelligence and counter-terrorism issues. Although Americans know little about Brennan, he plays an essential role in shaping and implementing the expansive, unprecedented targeted killing of suspected terrorists and militants. He is, the New York Times reported, citing administration officials, the "priest whose blessing has become indispensable" to Obama. After Brennan lost out on the nomination for CIA director, he became the White House's homeland security...
  • Obama: Romney 'sure can afford' to pay more (none of Hussein's business...)

    09/23/2012 4:53:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/12 | Kevin Bogardus, Amie Parnes
    Obama: Romney 'sure can afford' to pay moreBy Kevin Bogardus and Amie Parnes - 09/22/12 07:40 PM ET President Obama made a campaign stop on Saturday in Wisconsin, saying Mitt Romney "sure can afford" to pay more as part of his argument on tax policy. At a Milwaukee rally, the president took several shots at the Republican presidential nominee and sought to energize his party’s supporters to help get out the vote in the crucial swing state. “We have always said in this campaign that change takes more than one term,” Obama said, asking for more time to finish the...
  • Thomas Sowell: ‘Barack Obama is worse than Jimmy Carter’

    09/23/2012 4:33:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Some conservatives will readily admit that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has his share of flaws as a candidate. But he is still much more preferable than the alternative, President Barack Obama, according to Hoover Institution scholar-in-residence Thomas Sowell. “I don’t think Mitt Romney is going to be sparking riots against the American embassies around the world,” Sowell, the author of “Intellectuals and Society: Revised and Expanded Edition,” said said in an appearance on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto” on Thursday. “[I]t’s not a question of whether they love you or not. The question is whether they respect you. You know,...
  • City gives OK to controversial sign

    09/23/2012 12:16:28 AM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 9/21/2012 | Mary Clarkin
    HALSTEAD - Critics of a political sign in Halstead consider it out of bounds, but City Administrator J.R. Hatfield said legally, it is in bounds. Hatfield said there have been inquiries about the sign, but it "meets the criteria of city ordinance." ----------advertisement----------- On the yard of NTH Silver Recovery Service Inc., located along a southern entrance into Halstead, is a sign proclaiming: "We built this Business without Government Help" and below: "Obama can kiss my (illustration of donkey)" "I am Kevin Henderson and I approve this message," reads the bottom of the sign. Henderson is president and general manager...
  • A United States of Islam in the Middle East?

    09/22/2012 11:42:24 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 30 replies
    Dinesh D'souza ^ | September 22, 2012 | Dinesh D'souza
    Something very big is going on in the Middle East. This is not about an inflammatory film or a political assassination in Libya. Rather, recent events confirm that throughout the Muslim world, radical Islam is on the march. The radical Muslims have figured out a much better strategy than the Al Qaeda strategy of the past decade. Instead of terrorist acts aimed at directly wounding the “far enemy,” namely the United States, Islamic radicals are using democracy and public protest to defeat the “near enemy,” namely their own autocratic governments, and seize power. Remarkably President Obama seems to be responding...
  • Iran Official: German Firm Planted Bombs In Parts Meant For Nuclear Program

    09/22/2012 10:52:13 PM PDT · by Fennie · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | September 22, 2012 | By The Associated Press
    Iran accused Germany's Siemens on Saturday of implanting tiny explosives inside equipment the Islamic Republic purchased for its disputed nuclear program, a charge the technology giant denied.
  • Obama Went to Bed While Consulate was Under Siege

    09/22/2012 10:21:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Front Page ^ | 9/23/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the 3 AM phone call. Obama couldn’t even be trusted with an 11 PM phone call. They say that only a man with a clear conscience, or no conscience at all, can sleep this way. But hey, he had to be rested for the next fundraiser and the next party. Jay-Z and Beyonce, unlike dead ambassadors and Libyan militias, actually matter. Fox News’ Special Report informed us that Barack Obama knew of the attack on the Libyan consulate within 90 minutes of it beginning. There is no doubt that Obama knew that the attacks involved AK-47s, along with Rocket...
  • BIRTHER Hearing Monday in Jackson, MS

    09/22/2012 10:07:54 PM PDT · by jdirt · 24 replies
    BIRTHER Hearing Monday in Jackson, MS U. S. District Court 501 East Court Street Suite 2.500. Jackson, MS 39201 Judge Henry Wingate's courtroom 9:30 am Attorney Orly Taitz will be coming to MS to argue several motions. This case was filed in January and the Justice system has been avoiding it ever since. Law Enforcement has concluded that Obama's Birth Certificate is a FORGERY Law Enforcement has concluded that his Selective Service Record is a FORGERY Private Investigator concluded his Social Security number is FRAUDULENT He FAILED an E-Verify check SSA started new program to scramble ss numbers from now...
  • We're Not All That Impressed With This Romney Chap

    09/22/2012 7:51:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | September 22, 2012 | Opiate of the People
    The following hard-hitting, well-reasoned editorial will be appearing in most of our finest daily newspapers in the next few weeks as soon as we call them up and instruct ask them to print it. Be on the lookout for it so you can spring into action and start writing letters of approval as soon as it appears. We're Not All That Impressed With This Romney Chap We here at the (insert name of paper here) are a fair, open-minded, tolerant bunch, as you would expect given our elevated social status. So, when an unknown, inexperienced politician named Willard Mitt...
  • Reminder/Flashback:Flashback: Gallup Had Carter Up 4 Points Over Ronald Reagan in September 1980

    09/22/2012 8:27:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sept 8, 2012 | Jim Hoff
    Back in 1980 Gallup had Jimmy Carter up over Ronald Reagan by 4 points in mid to late September... And, Carter was up 8 points in October. In fact there was a published Gallup poll showing Carter up six among likely voters in a poll conducted Oct. 24 to 27. Ronald Reagan ended up winning by 9 points and taking 44 states.
  • Two men charged with stealing $50,000 from Obama Chicago campaign headquarters

    09/22/2012 7:55:13 PM PDT · by tellw · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9/22/12 | Tina Sfondeles
    Two men were behind bars for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 in checks from President Barack Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters. Jessie Adams, 36, of the 1100 block of Spencer Road in Joliet, was charged with one count of being an organizer of a financial crime enterprise.
  • Four Reasons Why Romney Might Still Win

    09/22/2012 8:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 20, 2012 | Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich
    Can Romney possibly recover? A survey conducted between Sept. 12 and Sept. 16 by the Pew Research Center — before the “47 percent victim” video came to light – showed Obama ahead of Romney 51% to 43% among likely voters. That’s the biggest margin in the September survey prior to a presidential election since Bill Clinton led Bob Dole, 50% to 38% in 1996. And, remember, this recent poll was done before America watched Romney belittle almost half the nation. For the last several days I’ve been deluged with calls from my inside-the-beltway friends telling me “Romney’s dead.” Hold it....
  • Voting Guide for Serious Catholics (or any Christian)

    09/22/2012 8:02:01 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 48 replies
    Vanity | 9/22/2012 | pgyanke
    The Five Non-Negotiable Issues for Serious Catholics"The common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights--for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture--is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination" -- Pope John Paul II, "Christifideles Laici" According to Catholic theologians, five moral issues are intrinsically evil and must never be promoted by law. Intrinsically evil actions fundamentally conflict with the moral law and can never be performed under any circumstances....
  • Did SNL's 'Romney is racist' sketch go too far?

    09/22/2012 7:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 21, 2012 | Victor Medina
    Comedy has always been a place for taboo subjects, but many are asking if Saturday Night Live went too far with a sketch aired Thursday night in which Gov. Mitt Romney is repeatedly portrayed as a racist. The sketch, which aired during a "SNL Weekend Update Thursday" special on NBC last night, was based on the recent "leaked video" of Gov. Romney stating he will not try to win over the 47% of voters who loyally support President Obama. However, SNL took the premise further, by portraying Romney as secretly racist. At one point in the sketch, Jason Sudekis (who...
  • Obama to Release One Third of Gitmo Inmates (insanity)

    09/22/2012 7:22:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2012, 10:21 AM PDT | AWR Hawkins
    President Barack Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody. The large percentage of those scheduled to be released are Yemeni, according to a list made public by the Obama administration. Obama stopped the release or transfer of Yemeni inmates in 2010, because the conditions in the country were viewed as too "unsettled" at the time. A release or transfer of 55 inmates means Obama is moving out one third of the prisoners...
  • The Right Way to Analyze Tax Data - Income Retained % vs. Income Given (Taxes + Charity) %

    09/22/2012 7:00:42 PM PDT · by zencycler · 7 replies
    Self | self | self
    I think our side needs something like this: I made this graph using data from The comparison I'm providing to Romney's 2011 figure is based on the charity he actual donated, which was more than he choose to deduct. Of particular note is the blue line showing the low percentages Obama historically gave to charity until he started running for high office!
  • Why Obama is winning(No panic please, It's the ComPost)

    09/22/2012 6:58:00 PM PDT · by red in brea · 36 replies
    WA ComPost ^ | 9-22-12 | Greg Sargent
    A new National Journal/Heartland Monitor Poll out this morning finds Obama leading Mitt Romney nationally by 50-43 among likely voters. The poll probes voter attitudes towards the economy in a very interesting way that really explains why Obama may be winning re-election. The key takeaway is the poll’s confirmation that Romney’s theory of the race — which is built on the “are you better off” question — seems to be flawed, as I’ve repeated far too often. Ron Brownstein explains: The survey also shows why it may be difficult for Republicans to center the election on the famous Ronald Reagan...
  • Obama skipping face-to-face meetings at the UN

    09/22/2012 5:11:47 PM PDT · by John W · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 22, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The world's leaders are gathering in New York, but President Barack Obama has no plans to meet privately with any of them. He will make time for "The View," a freewheeling TV talk show more likely to reach voters than Obama would with the diplomacy he is skipping at the United Nations. Just six weeks until the election, the realities and priorities of campaign politics hang prominently over Obama's final turn on the world stage before facing voters. Unlike his predecessors, he is skipping the face-to-face meetings with counterparts where much of the U.N. works gets done, leaving...
  • Tide shifts to Obama in most competitive states

    09/22/2012 8:24:28 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 74 replies
    AP Via WRALNews ^ | 9/22/2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press; THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa — In a presidential race seemingly frozen in place for months, the advantage has shifted toward President Barack Obama after a series of miscues by Mitt Romney, punctuated by the Republican challenger's comments about people who pay no income tax. Despite a continuing gray economic sky and unrest in the Mideast, the president has edged ahead of Romney in polls in some of the most competitive states, including Iowa and Virginia, and forced Romney to redouble efforts in Florida and Ohio, without which he has little chance of becoming president. With about six weeks left before Election...
  • Obama: It takes more than 1 term to fix economy

    09/22/2012 5:51:48 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 58 replies
    cbs ^ | 9/22/2012 | ap
    President Barack Obama says change takes more than one term in the White House, more than one president and more than one party. His message to thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Milwaukee was a rebuke to rival Mitt Romney, who claims Obama's policies have failed to turn the economy around.
  • Rasmussen: PA - 0bama 51% - Romney 39%

    09/22/2012 5:14:26 PM PDT · by red in brea · 240 replies
    Rasmussen Repors ^ | 9-20-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    President Obama has jumped to a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Pennsylvania shows Obama with 51% of the vote to Romney’s 39%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and seven percent (7%) remain undecided.
  • What Happened to Thread About the 2016 Movie Being on YouTube?

    09/22/2012 5:05:53 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 35 replies
    Self | 9-22-2012 | TheRobb7
    Earlier today I pinged a thread that mentioned that "2016 Obama's America" was on YouTube. It was a private link, which means that you had to be invited. The earlier thread had the link, which was why I pinged it. Well, both the thread and my ping are now gone. What happened?
  • U.S. GDP growth likely to slow in second-half 2012

    09/22/2012 10:09:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 6 replies
    reuters ^ | 9/21/2012 | reuters
    Recent jobs data were disappointing overall, showing soft potential for U.S. economic growth, said an article published today by Standard & Poor's, titled "U.S. Economic Forecast: He's Buying A Stairway To Heaven." We expect U.S. GDP growth of just 2.2% this year and only 1.8% in 2013. "Our expectation for the chances of another U.S. recession is about 20%-25%," said Standard & Poor's Deputy Chief Economist Beth Ann Bovino. "Chances of a quick turnaround are around 15%." The poor labor market continues to keep the recovery in slow gear, spurring Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to take unprecedented action. After...
  • Howard Stern Exposes Obama Supporters 2012

    09/22/2012 4:16:37 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 85 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/18/2012 | Howard Stern
    Howard Stern contributors Sal and Richard travel to Harlem to interview Obama supporters and ask them why they are voting for Obama.
  • We Pledge Allegiance to the Narcissist of the United States, Barack Obama

    09/22/2012 3:49:16 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/22/12 | Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty
    Cult of Personality
  • Anti-Obama Movie Mailed To 1 Million Ohioians

    09/22/2012 3:27:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | September 22, 2012 | Rosie Gray
    The film claiming President Obama's true father is a Chicago Communist is being distributed for free all over the country. An anti-Obama movie claiming — without evidence — that President Barack Obama's real father is an obscure African-American communist has been mailed to 1.5 million voters across the country, its creator told BuzzFeed Friday. A reader in Ohio emailed this photo of his free copy of the film Dreams From My Real Father, which claims that the Chicago activist Frank Marshall Davis is actually President Obama's father. He received it in the mail this week. The film's director and producer,...
  • Gingrich to Romney: Do to Obama what you did to me

    09/22/2012 3:09:57 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 40 replies
    Gingrich to Romney: Do to Obama what you did to me Posted by CNN's Gregory Wallace (CNN) - Newt Gingrich on Friday urged Mitt Romney to go after President Barack Obama in next month's debates with a gusto the former House speaker knows well. "When he walks in to debate Obama, he's got to be as tough with Obama as he was with me in Florida," Gingrich said in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." –
  • The Blaze presents: The Project

    09/22/2012 3:07:07 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 16 replies
    In 2001, an inconspicuous manifesto now known as "The Project" was recovered during a raid in Switzerland: A manifesto that turned out to be a Muslim roadmap for infiltrating and defeating the West. Today, files containing evidence from the largest terror financing trial in U.S. history, which include details about "The Project", are being withheld by the Department of Justice. In an explosive two-part mini-series, TheBlaze documentary unit investigates how the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the American government and exposes how our nation’s safety is in jeopardy as a result of this dangerous government cover up.

    09/22/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 210 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2012 | John Nolte
    September 22, 2012 OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS John Nolte Not only are we seeing the White House and State Department call more attention to the Mohammed-mocking "Innocence of Muslims" than any terrorist network ever could've hoped for, but the President's indefensible scapegoating of the film and filmmaker to draw attention and blame away from U.S. security failures apparently knows no bounds. Next week, Obama will denounce the film in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly:National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president's speech to the UN General Assembly next week: "UNGA always provides...
  • Tens of Thousands of Muslims Protest Mohammed Film In Nigeria, Call Obama The “Enemy of Islam"

    09/22/2012 2:34:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 22, 2012
    Is this ever going to stop? I’m beginning to think, no. (Ahram Online) — Tens of thousands of people on Saturday protested in Nigeria’s second city of Kano, burning images of Barack Obama and stomping on the American flag to denounce an anti-Islam film made in the US.A crowd that included men, children and veiled women stretched for several kilometres (miles) through the city, the largest in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, condemning the film that has stirred outrage across the Muslim world.They shouted “death to America, death to Israel and death to the enemies of Islam,” in a rally that...
  • Obama chooses campaign over world leaders

    09/22/2012 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/12
    U.S. President Barack Obama has made no plans to meet privately with any of the world leaders gathering in New York next week for the UN’s General Assembly. With six weeks until the American elections, Obama is instead using his time to reach voters by going on the talk show “The View,” and leaving his schedule open to return to campaigning in the nation’s swing states thus putting the burden on Secratery of State Hilary Clinton to meet with the various ...
  • Howard Dean: Yeah, Harry Reid has some credibility issues now, huh?

    09/22/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The admission only comes after about a full minute of teeth-pulling from CNBC’s Joe Kernen, and only after Howard Dean tries to keep impugning Mitt Romney’s integrity, but even the former DNC chair has to grudgingly acknowledge that the game is all but up for Harry Reid and his baseless, reckless charges of tax fraud. Dean halfheartedly trots out the complaint that Romney lied by overpaying his taxes, but Kernen laughs him into a rather lengthy silence (transcript by The Daily Caller): (VIDEO AT LINK) KERNEN: Governor, my first question is you’ve seen these now — my very first question,...
  • With giant sign, woman begs: 'Obama, save my home'

    09/22/2012 1:12:39 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 41 replies
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - Angela Agrippa is an emotional wreck. "This home just means everything to us, it's just going to be so hard to walk away," she said. That is her worst nightmare, but it could happen in just four months. Agrippa bought her home back in 1991 for $61,000. She took a couple of home loans out on it over the years. But the sale of a rental property helped her pay off much of those loans years later.
  • The Romney Campaign Needs a New CEO

    09/22/2012 1:18:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2012 | Peggy Noonan
    <p>"Nothing is written." That was T.E. Lawrence to the Arab tribesmen in Robert Bolt's screenplay, a masterpiece, of "Lawrence of Arabia." You write no one off. Nothing is inevitable. Life is news—"What happened today?" And news is surprise—"You're kidding!"</p> <p>But you have to look at the landscape and see the shape of the land. You have to see it clearly to move on it well.</p>
  • Gallup Tracking Saturday: Romney 47 Obama 47

    09/22/2012 12:53:04 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 39 replies
    Gallup ^ | 09/22/2012 | Gallup
    Stats only.
  • Palin to Romney-Ryan: 'Go Rogue'

    09/22/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9-22-2012 | Daniel Harper
    Palin to Romney-Ryan: 'Go Rogue' "America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment..."Daniel HarperSeptember 22, 2012 In a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin offers some advice for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, this year's Republican ticket for president and vice president, respectively."With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue' and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security," says Palin. "They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of...
  • Dalio Fears Social Unrest That Led to Hitler’s Rise

    09/22/2012 11:22:28 AM PDT · by thepatriot1 · 13 replies
    cnbc ^ | 09/21/2012 | Maneet Ahuja
    Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, thinks it’s likely the euro will survive; however, he does predict a “10 to 15 year managed depression” in Southern Europe. In a worst case scenario, he painted a much darker picture.
  • President Sees No Need to Address Mid-East Crisis

    09/22/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said President Obama sees no need for him to brief the American people on the Mid-East crisis. “How would this benefit him?” LaBolt asked. “The media have already moved on to other issues that are working in his favor. There is no outcry from voters demanding answers as to how this happened. The only people who want him to speak out about it are his opponents. So, I think keeping quite is the smart thing to do.” Despite the President’s reluctance to speak to the American people, he and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have...
  • Permanent Spin (Every WH Claim on Libya attack was wrong, via Drudge)

    09/22/2012 10:59:57 AM PDT · by garjog · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 1, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 03 | By STEPHEN F. HAYES
    The Obama administration has sought to explain nearly everything that has happened over the past two weeks as a response to the video. President Obama denounced it during his remarks at the memorial for the four Americans killed in Libya. So did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. White House spokesman Jay Carney has mentioned it almost daily. At the end of last week, the United States spent $70,000 to buy ads in Pakistan to distance the U.S. government from its message. That’s ironic. In its effort to deflect blame for the unrest, the administration has given more attention to this...
  • USAID to Spend Tens of Millions Promoting Filipino Tourism, Agribusiness (NEWS BRIEFS)

    09/22/2012 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 7 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The following is a quick rundown of several recently unveiled foreign aid contracts and projects through the U.S. Agency for International Development. Links to additional information can be accessed by clicking through to the Monitor website.:THE PHILIPPINES: USAID may spend up $43.5 million over five years to promote tourism and agribusiness in the Philippines. The Advancing Philippine Competitiveness, or COMPETE, Project seeks to "contribute to higher growth through the better provision of infrastructure, increased competitiveness of key industries, and increased access to credit," according to a modified solicitation released Sept. 21. The agency is accepting proposals through Nov. 2 (Solicitation...
  • Obama: A Man of Character & Class???

    09/22/2012 10:04:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-22-2012 | MOTUS
    I’ve been feeling a little guilty about not reporting on Lady M’s sacrificin’ for the past week or so. So as I wrap up my vacation, let me at least pass on news about this campaign stop in Gainesville as originally reported by our own Blonde Gator. Apparently MO appeared before a huge crowd at the University of Florida, and wowed them with her own two versions of ‘gator choppers: Nice gator skin dress! She then awed those gathered for the pep rally with tall tales of Big Guy’s respect for and loyalty to everyone: "We know that my husband...
  • The Issue with the Issues

    09/22/2012 9:41:47 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-22-12 | Paul Acosta
    A recently graduated daughter of an ex co-worker sent me a mailing that read something like this: As an educator I am a person who votes on the issues that are near and dear to my heart. I believe we should revere our elders; we need to protect and support our aging populations. I believe in also providing support for those brave enough to stand up and fight for our country and freedoms. I believe in education in order to better prepare our future leaders, scholars, workers, and in turn create a stronger nation. I believe in providing the best...
  • Executive Order Authorizing Government Control of Internet Nearing Completion

    09/22/2012 9:37:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee that the Administration is drafting an Executive Order that would grant her Department of Homeland Security “sweeping new powers over the Internet.” “As we saw this past week, irresponsible use of the Internet by anti-Islamic bigots spawned riots against US embassies throughout the Muslim world,” Napolitano explained. “The Administration needs the authority to interdict inflammatory and dangerous messages before they can cause trouble.” Napolitano told Senators that “the Executive Order is necessary because Congress has neglected its responsibility to pass appropriate enabling legislation. The President isn’t going to sit by and allow threats...