Leave Barack Obama Alone You Racists! – Freak Friday Edition Staring Hillary Clinton, Juan Williams, Al-Awlaki, DADT, Women, And Dumb Gay People

Update: A frightening use of the Obama cult chant by Sharron Angle in a “Welcome to Nevada” Friday night video. It’s at the end of this article.

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It sure is a Freaky Friday when Big Pink defends Barack Obama. But really, it is not the flim-flam man from Chicago that is to blame for the mess America is in and the mess the Obama Dimocratic Party has been exposed as being – it’s the idiots and creeps of the Democratic establishment (and Dumb Republicans who supported him too) who dumped the winning FDR/Hillary Clinton coalition for the situation comedy demographics of Barack Obama.

Politico sums up the consequences of Barack Obama on the Dimocratic Party:

“Based on the state of the political map two weeks out from the elections, the famed red vs. blue model that followed the 2004 presidential race appears to be returning to shape, with enough grave threats to Democratic officeholders to suggest that the party — as it is expressed in Congress, at least — could end up even narrower than that.”

Freak you Obama Dimocrats! You threw away the possibility of a long lasting union of white working class voters and seniors along with African-Americans and Gays and women for a flim-flam man. Freak you all! “All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home. Your empty handed armies, are all going home...

Juan Williams:

When we heard about the Juan Williams mess the first thing we thought about was Jesse Jackson. Remember when Jesse said, “I hate to admit it, but I have reached a stage in my life that if I am walking down a dark street late at night and I see that the person behind me is white, I subconsciously feel relieved.”? Was Jesse Jackson a racist when he made that declaration?

We resent being put into the position of in any way defending Juan Williams. In part this is because Juan has always said one thing when on NPR and a different take when on Fox News (ditto Mara Liasson). But what Juan Williams said was not bigotry in any rational sense unless you also think that Jesse Jackson is a racist.

As James Rainey at the L.A. Times has written the “Juan Williams’ firing is hard to justify.”

“Appearing on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday night, Williams said he worries when he sees people in “Muslim garb” get on an airplane. “I think, you know, they’re identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims,” he said. “I get worried. I get nervous.”

By Wednesday afternoon, NPR had tossed aside the longtime contributor and analyst, saying he had violated ethics rules that prohibit its contributors from showing their personal biases or even going on shows “that encourage punditry and speculation rather than fact-based analysis.”

Never mind that Williams also talked, in the same interview, about the need to rise above anti-Muslim bigotry. Forget that NPR has not cracked down on its other analysts who, if sometimes more artful and circumspect, have offered their opinions to other news outlets.”

Get rid of all the Obama enablers at NPR who shilled and continue to shill for Barack Obama. That means you Mara Liasson, Cokie Roberts, David Brooks, and E.J.Dionne. Freak you all! “I always thought the right wing were the ones that were inflexible, intolerant.”

And how stupid is NPR to cause this ruckus as Republicans are about to control the purse strings and advocate for austerity budgets and to defund NPR? And they did this on fund-raising week too. Such stupid people do not deserve to be listened to. Stupid, stupid, stupid – Freak you all!

Anwar Al-Awlaki:

And for those who do think that discussions about Islamic terrorists, the Mosque of Doom, and Muslims being the ones who killed at the World Trade Center hurts Muslim moderates, one final point. Anwar Al-Awlaki, who is now enemy #1 for the CIA and terrorist hunters, was invited to dinner at the White House by the Defense Department immediately after the World Trade Center attacks because he was then considered a Muslim “moderate”.

At the time Al-Awlaki was questioned repeatedly by the FBI because of his ties to the murderous hijackers. There are good Muslims, but as we have warned, there are a lot of vipers who pretend to be “moderates”.

Dumb Gay People:

Remember the Visible Vote forum of August 2007? Remember when Judas Bill Richardson said being Gay is “a choice”?

Bill Richardson proved himself an idiot in that forum. Melissa Etheridge, an Obama enabler, tried to extricate Bill Richardson from his stupidity but he dug himself in deeper.

Recently Jonathan Capehart, an Obama enabler who questioned Bill Richardson along with Etheridge at that Visible Vote forum, interviewed Obama moll Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett said the same thing as Bill Richardson but Jonathan Capehart, kept quiet.

Valerie Jarrett is Obama’s closest advisor and long time hench woman. Valerie and Obama are two peas in a pod:

“To hear how far out of the mainstream the Obama White House is, just listen to senior adviser Valerie Jarrett describe her conversation with the parents of gay teen Justin Aarberg (who committed suicide), and her description of Justin having “made a lifestyle choice.” [snip]

Today the Washington Post’s gay kapo Jonathan Capehart shares a video interview he conducted on Monday with senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. She clearly states a belief that Minnesota gay teen Justin Aarberg, who committed suicide in July after being bullied, made a “lifestyle choice.”

If the closest adviser to the President on LGBT issues — the one he sent to make nice with the Human Rights Campaign’s black-tie supporters last Saturday — describes a 15-year-old suicide as having “made a lifestyle choice” we are absolutely doomed.

Number one: it’s not a lifestyle.

Number two: it’s not a choice.

Number three: Valerie Jarrett is an idiot.

If a presidential adviser had made such a boneheaded remark about any other American minority group — let alone an incredibly loyal group that has provided the Democratic Party its margin of victory in any number of tight races across the nation — would that presidential adviser still have a job?

Does Valerie Jarrett live in the early 1990s? Does she really believe that being LGBT is a ‘choice’ and a ‘lifestyle’ — and will she really get away with insulting the memory of a dead gay teen with this horrifying out-of-touch language?”

Still, Dumb Gay People persist in supporting these gay-bashers.

Hillary Clinton:

PumaPac has a picture of Hillary Clinton on “Spirit Day” showing leadership. Hillary Clinton was showing leadership and support for the Gay community and especially the horror of so many gay teen suicides (PumaPac has information on this issue too).

Hillary Clinton is “by law” out of politics for how, as she constantly reminds the world. But Hillary does manage to stay within the law and speak out on moral issues in a most political way.



Hillary was attacked by Dumb Gay People (that especially means you AmericaBlog and Andrew Sullivan). Instead Dumb Gay People enabled gay-basher Barack Obama. These Dumb Gay People and the Democratic Left deserve nothing but shame and misery.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:

Gay-basher Barack Obama was forced by Hillary’s leadership to follow Hillary once again. Obama was forced to tape a video, just like Hillary. But Obama is a gay-basher deluxe. It isn’t just McClurkin or Rick Warren or the many flowery words which add up to nothing but treachery.

Even as he taped a follow-the-leader video Barack Obama was up to his usual treacheries. Yup, flowery words in public and a different voice in court:

“Now, however, a high-level Obama administration official, Clifford L. Stanley, who is undersecretary of Defense for personnel and military readiness, has filed a declaration asserting that ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” would “irreparably harm our military and the national security of the United States.” But he offers no evidence for this conclusion, and none was presented in Phillips’ courtroom. It is inexplicable why an administration committed to ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” would file such a statement in federal court.

It also is inexplicable why the administration sought to stay Phillips’ ruling (which was granted on Wednesday), and is appealing it. The judge’s nationwide injunction, if allowed to stand, would have ended “don’t ask, don’t tell” once and for all.”

Freak you Americablog and Gay people who support Barack Obama! Freak you all!

Women:

Barack Obama’s situation comedy coalition excluded Gays, working class whites, seniors, and women. Gays would be squeezed for money, working class whites were ignored in favor of African-Americans, seniors tossed aside for the temporarily young, and women were welcome only if they had cash.

Now seniors reject the party, Gays will either wake up or continue to be treated as garbage ATMs, the white working class is gone for generations, and women are drifting away.

The white working class will teach Obama Dimocrats a bitter and deserved lesson in a most brutal way:

“They are the voters who have pulled away most sharply [from the Democrats],” says Democracy Corps pollster Stanley Greenberg, who has long written about blue-collar voters. “The president looks inattentive to them, and his approval is lowest with white working-class voters, who are seriously alienated from the elites. But they are open to populist arguments about what’s happening, even though they are critical of Democrats as too aligned with Wall Street, not Main Street. The Democrats have not convinced white working-class voters that they are with them in this crisis.” [snip]

I sort of want to vote all Republican to teach the Democrats a lesson,” says Virginia Kimble, a 62-year old retired nurse, who helped organize fellow hospital workers into the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). What lesson would this stalwart Democrat (who nevertheless voted for John McCain in 2008, after supporting John Edwards in the primary) like to teach? “I don’t know that it would be a lesson, but the public is tired of not having a say-so,” she says. “I just want them to listen to the people. Obama was going to do all this for the middle class. But I’m not seeing it. Even on housing—where’s the help? Could the Republicans do a better job? No. Maybe both parties should look more at how to create new jobs and not outsource so much. It’s like all our jobs are shipped to other places so companies can make more money.”

“I see everyone around me struggling” she continues, recounting how her partly deaf brother can’t afford hearing aids. “Since I was young, I thought the Democrats were for the people. Now I know you’ve got to look at the issues. But I definitely do think Democrats are less for the people now.”

That’s from a former SEIU organizer. She’s a nurse and a woman. In 2008 the Democratic leadership imposed a flim-flam man from Chicago on the Democratic rank and file and people are waking up. They know this current Obamination we call the Obama Dimocratic Party is “less for the people now.” The people don’t matter to these thugs.

Women are also walking away from the “less for the people” party of Barack Obama:

“In the final stretch before the midterms, President Obama is giving a lot of attention to the traditional Democratic base: young people, black voters and white women.

But women are his most urgent target. Unlike the other core groups, women are undecided, rather than merely unmotivated. And there are signs in parts of the country that they are open to defecting to the Republicans, potentially defying the long-standing “gender gap” that has skewed heavily toward Democratic candidates. [snip]

In the House races, where women have sided with Democrats by an average of nine points since 1976, they are now about evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. That is a sharp drop-off from just four years ago, when women chose Democrats by a large 12-point margin and put them in the majority.

Of course, the news is not good for Democrats almost everywhere – and certainly much worse among white men, who are embracing Republican candidates by a greater proportion than ever before. But the women matter more: As a whole, men lean Republican, while women usually act as a counterbalance for Democrats.

“Women are not a shrinking piece of the electorate. They’re a shrinking piece of the Democratic pie,” Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, said, refuting the notion that female voters are simply unmotivated like the rest of the Democratic base. Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster, said Democrats are seeing an erosion with women who did not attend college, especially because of the economy.

They do not think the administration’s economic policies are working for their families, and worry about the priorities of this administration, and wonder if they get it,” Lake said.”

As with Gay-Americans, Barack Obama is now scrambling to bamboozle women:

“In a last-ditch effort to prevent electoral disaster, President Barack Obama and Democratic allies are vigorously wooing women voters, whose usually reliable support appears to have softened.

From blunt TV ads to friendlier backyard chats, they’re straining to persuade women that it’s the Democrats who are on their side and it’s in women’s vital interest to turn out and vote in the Nov. 2 elections that could give Republicans control of one or both houses of Congress.[snip]

With the elections less than two weeks away and Democrats fearing big losses, candidates, party allies and others are joining Obama in seeking women’s votes by hitting Republican opponents — in ads, mailings and speeches — on issues such as abortion rights. In every corner of the country, they are arguing that the GOP would erase progress American women have made under Democratic control of the White House and Congress.[snip]

Across the country, Democratic candidates and their allies are reaching out to women, mostly by casting their Republican opponents — some of them women as well — as out-of-step with their concerns.[snip]

Top Democrats publicly shrug off the notion that women are fleeing the party, but the intense focus by the White House and candidates on this generally reliable constituency shows a concern.”

Bamboozlement, flim-flams and scams. Where was all this concern when women were shoved under the bus in the health care mega-scam – on the very issue these Obama Dimocrats always wave a red flag on – abortion rights? Where was the 60 vote supermajority Dimocratic Senate? Where was the supermajority Dimocratic House? Where was all this alleged clear dividing line between Dimocrats and Republicans when it mattered? Where is it now?

Why don’t Obama Dimocrats do now what they promise to do later? Do it now liars! Freak you! We don’t believe you. Obama promised to heal the planet and other nonsense. We’re waiting. The Obama Dimocrats control the congress and the executive branches of government. Why do they have to promise? Why don’t they do? Do it you liars – now, not later.

Liar, liar, party on fire, burning bright throughout the long night:

“Women came out strong for Barack Obama in 2008. Now, with barely 10 days before the midterm elections that are looking increasingly perilous for his party, he is trying to win them back.

Mr. Obama turned his attention on Thursday to convincing the female voters who helped deliver the presidency to him not to abandon the Democratic Party in its hour of need. In a series of orchestrated events, the White House sought to make the case that Mr. Obama’s two years in office have already been a boon to women all over the country.

… a fevered push to cement a Democratic firewall that White House officials are hoping will stem losses in November.

Women are one of the most important pillars of that wall. “Make sure you’re as fired up and as excited now as you were two years ago,” Mr. Obama told a raucous rally at the University of Washington. [snip]

But for all of the cheers at Thursday’s campaign events, it remains unclear whether women will be there for Mr. Obama.”

Fired up? “Hour of need? Wasn’t Obama the beginning of generations of victory? Fired up? Let him burn in his own fires. Freak You Barack Obama!



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  1. You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
    But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
    Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
    Crying like a fire in the sun
    Look out the saints are comin’ through
    And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

    The highway is for gamblers, better use your sense
    Take what you have gathered from coincidence
    The empty-handed painter from your streets
    Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets
    This sky, too, is folding under you
    And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

    All your seasick sailors, they are rowing home
    All your reindeer armies, are all going home
    The lover who just walked out your door
    Has taken all his blankets from the floor
    The carpet, too, is moving under you
    And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

    Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you
    Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you
    The vagabond who’s rapping at your door
    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore
    Strike another match, go start anew
    And it’s all over now, Baby Blue

  2. http://hotair.com/archives/2010/10/22/gallup-poll-predicts-major-house-shakeup/

    The tea leaves have not improved much for Democrats despite rumors of a surge in their base as Election Day approaches. In Gallup’s latest survey on generic re-elect numbers in Congress, the gap has narrowed slightly from the all-time high in negative responses two weeks ago, but still outstrips anything seen in the last two “wave” elections of 1994 and 2006:

    Voters are not quite as negative now as they were earlier this year when asked if most members of Congress deserve re-election, with 33% saying they do, and 56% saying they do not. Still, the current sentiment about re-electing most members of Congress remains among the most negative Gallup has measured before midterm elections over the past 16 years, and continues to suggest the potential for a major shift in House seats on Election Day, Nov. 2.

    Democrats currently control the House of Representatives, so it follows that Democratic registered voters are more likely than Republican voters to say most members deserve re-election. In the Oct. 14-17 Gallup poll, 59% of Democratic registered voters say most members deserve re-election, compared with 21% of Republicans. At 23%, independents’ views are consistent with those of Republicans.

    One reason for the modest uptick among all registered voters on this measure is the increase in positive responses among Democrats over the last several months. At one point in June, 45% of Democrats said most members deserved re-election, compared with 59% now. The percentage of Republicans who agree is also higher now than it was in March of this year, although little changed from May and June.

    That would be the indirect measure of the increase in Democratic enthusiasm, and it’s not much. Note also that this poll surveyed registered voters rather than likely voters, although that may be a better indicator than the alternative. First, Gallup has used the same sample model as its previous survey, but more importantly, it shows the level of enthusiasm in the overall electorate. One would presume that likely Democratic voters would show a much higher enthusiasm level for re-election of Democrats, but that wouldn’t tell us whether Democrats are likely to act on the impulse.

    This model makes it clear that Democrats still aren’t all that motivated to protect their party’s control of Congress. A 59% re-elect number among registered Democrats is a weak response, albeit somewhat stronger than the June survey. Only 63% think their current Representative should get re-elected. This shows almost four out of every ten Democrats as unlikely to engage in supporting that continued control in either measure.

    Even with the slight increase, the gap remains the widest since Gallup started polling on the question 18 years ago. In 1994, the re-elect number was 38%; this year, it’s 33%. The anti-re-elect number was 53%; now it’s 56%, dropping down from a high of 64%. Gallup concludes that we will see a major shakeup in the composition of the House:

    The percentage of voters saying most members of Congress deserve re-election is 33% — below the levels measured in 1994 and 2006, years that brought about significant change in the partisan composition of Congress. These data provide more evidence that the Nov. 2 elections will bring about a significant decrease in the number of Democrats — the current majority party — in the House.

    That’s been more or less the conclusion for the past few months, and if Democrats have begun to push back, it appears too little and too late.

  3. This is just embarrassing. Obama will use his teleprompter when he addresses Indian Parliament, something no other world leader has ever done. Ever. .

    The parliament building’s been open for more than 80 years, yet not until now has any political leader needed a video crutch so badly that he’d think to drag a ‘prompter in with him. In fact, so unfamiliar is this spectacle to Indians that local media actually has to explain what a teleprompter is. Actual quote from the Times of India story: “The prompters will make it look as if Obama is delivering an extempore speech, when he will actually be reading out from a transparent plate kept in front of him.”

    Dude, he’s doing something here that even Walter Mondale wouldn’t sink to. Think about that.

    A teleprompter will be in use for the first time in the Central Hall of Parliament when US President Barack Obama addresses MPs on November eight…

    Obama will take the help of a teleprompter to deliver his address to the 780-odd members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, sources said…

    Obama’s reliance on the teleprompter is unusual–not only because he is famous for his oratory, but because no other president has used one so consistently and at so many events, large and small.

    It reminds of the Soviet days, when the Politburo would routinely prop up some half-dead figurehead to wave and prove he was still alive and in control, even though he was a drooling imbecile at that point and everyone knew it.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/10/22/smart-power-obama-set-to-introduce-teleprompter-to-indian-parliament/

  4. H4T, its definitely because i think he has definite memory problems, he cant remember a damn thing, thats why when you take TOTUS away, POTUS becomes some bumbling asshole.

  5. BTW, no one has commented on this anywhere we can find but Obama is once again saying he has a “cold”. He has been sniffing about during his speeches and the other day said he has a cold and is getting over it.

    Remember during the campaign we used to regularly call him “sniffles”? He always had a “cold” and was sniffing when he had a lot of appearances to make. “Sniffles” is back. It is strange though that when he has to stay up for long hours he gets the “sniffles”.

  6. Moon on Pluto

    He is a real idiot. He can not speak sensibly with out the teleprompter. He can not even introduce his cabinet member with out the teleprompter because his mind is a big empty. That is why he was the first editor of Harvard Law Review, who did not write a single article article for it. There are rumors that his two books were not written by him, but by Bill Ayers

  7. admin, he looks bad as well. He’s lost weight, and his color is bad. I’m a nurse. I notice these things. Just sayin’.

  8. Union guy gets FIRED while putting up stage for Obama’s big appearance. Why? He was wearing a hat and a sweatshirt with the name of a Navy ship on it. The ship that his son is serving on. He refused to turn it inside out when ordered to do so.

    The name of the ship is the George H.W. Bush

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH-Gh4hw6wA

    These people are freaking thugs and thought and speech police. Obama has brought out the WORST in the party and the country.

  9. Your post is Golden Admin!!!

    Why don’t Obama Dimocrats do now what they promise to do later? Do it now liars! Freak you! We don’t believe you. Obama promised to heal the planet and other nonsense. We’re waiting. The Obama Dimocrats control the congress and the executive branches of government. Why do they have to promise? Why don’t they do? Do it you liars – now, not later.

    Liar, liar, party on fire, burning bright throughout the long night…

    Yup, Admin is pist and so are we!

  10. Whoa, this is going to nasty and devestating tomorrow for Obama. Grab your washington post tomorrow

    http://biggovernment.com/abreitbart/2010/10/22/washington-post-blockbuster-confirms-worst-fears-about-holder-justice-dept-race-policies/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29&utm_content=Twitter

    Washington Post Blockbuster Confirms Worst Fears About Holder Justice Dept. Race Policies

    The story is a shocker too. The shock comes from the middle of the road and factual nature of the story.

    There are small problems with the story. For one, the Washington Post is the only outlet that calls King Samir Shabazz by his old “slave name” (Shabazz’s own words) of Maruse Heath. Even Heath doesn’t call himself Heath. Of course this takes some of the sting off Shabazz’s rants against Jews and calls to kill “cracker babies in their crib.”

    The Post’s decision to change a man’s name for him is controversial. It has no place.

    But overall, the story is very bad news for Eric Holder. It debunks many of the myths spun by the administration. Inside DOJ sources describe deep hostility to protecting whites at Justice. DOJ sources say panther prosecutor Christian Adams never allowed his conservative views to influence his work, contradicting administration spin. And perhaps most damning of all to Holder, sources defending the administration defend the idea that whites aren’t protected by the Civil Rights laws. The latter is the blockbuster news in the Post piece.

    The Post also shatters the false administration spin that only low level career lawyers had a fight among themselves: “After the Obama administration took over, high-level political appointees relayed their thoughts on the case in a stream of internal e-mails in the days leading to the dismissal.” The administration told Congress and the public a lie for over a year, and now the Washington Post even knows.

    The Post’s Jerry Markon and Krissah Thompson write, “But neighbors said they view Jackson and Heath – who declined to comment – as annoyances rather than threats.” What did you expect the neighbors to say?

    The Post has a major revelation, the first on the record confirmation of the attitude inside the Civil Rights Division that whites should not necessarily be protected by the civil rights laws:

    “The Voting Rights Act was passed because people like Bull Connor were hitting people like John Lewis, not the other way around,” said one Justice Department official not authorized to speak publicly, referring to the white Alabama police commissioner who cracked down on civil rights protesters such as Lewis, now a Democratic congressman from Georgia.”

    This is a startling admission. It is part and parcel of a wide hostility to protecting whites who are victims of racial discrimination, as Christopher Coates and Adams alleged all along. That admission is a major mistake for the administration and should be made well known before the upcoming election.

    The Post gathers more gold:

    Three Justice Department lawyers, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation from their supervisors, described the same tensions, among career lawyers as well as political appointees. Employees who worked on the Brown case were harassed by colleagues, they said, and some department lawyers anonymously went on legal blogs “absolutely tearing apart anybody who was involved in that case,” said one lawyer.

    For the first time in any media, the Washington Post has cracked sources inside the DOJ familiar with what is going on. Kudos to the Post for flushing out more corroboration of the Adams and Coates testimony.

    There is this money quote:

    “There are career people who feel strongly that it is not the voting section’s job to protect white voters,” the lawyer said. “The environment is that you better toe the line of traditional civil rights ideas or you better keep quiet about it, because you will not advance, you will not receive awards and you will be ostracized.”

    So the Post does what nobody has been able to do – obtain deep sourcing inside the Department confirming what Adams and Coates have been saying for months. This is a devastating piece of work by the Washington Post. This is a rare moment where the old print media has returned to the higher standards of years past, and reported facts. A week from an election, it couldn’t have come at a worse time for Eric Holder.

  11. Hill4TX

    It reminds of the Soviet days, when the Politburo would routinely prop up some half-dead figurehead to wave and prove he was still alive and in control, even though he was a drooling imbecile at that point and everyone knew it.

    ——-
    Yup, sounds like our pResident!

  12. “Sniffles” is back. It is strange though that when he has to stay up for long hours he gets the “sniffles”.

    ——–
    It’s either from all the coke he snorted, back in the day…or, he has been crying.

  13. There aren’t enough Tums on a drug store shelf:

    A man is fired for honoring his naval son, nØbama is an embarassment that can’t give a speech without a teleprompter but millions of bots think that he is a genius that we are not worthy of and that Christine O’Donnell is a witch, NOW supports misogynysts, gay groups are bashing D-rats, race relations have regressed 40 years in the span of 22 months, the Constitution is dead, establishment do-nothing Republicans are trying to hijack the Tea Party movement, Bill Clinton is singing the praises of anti-America establishment D-rats, Barney pledges not to take money from bailed out banks but he didn’t really mean it, Harry averted a world wide depression (which may likely lead to a US depression), Black Panthers are permitted to intimidate voters because it’s not intimidation if you’re not a minority, illegal aliens are proudly canvassing for votes, NPR believes that Juan Williams is a conservative….. Sorry, it doesn’t solve anything to rant like that but it really was cathartic.

  14. Well this is interesting

    In a reversal, Google money goes to GOP over Democrats

    Google’s PAC sent 55 percent of its contributions to Republicans between July and October.

    Google’s political action committee gave more contributions to Republicans candidates than to Democrats, according to an analysis by Consumer Watchdog, a staunch critic of the company.

    Between July and October, 55 percent of Google NetPAC’s contributions went to Republicans ($57,500). Democrats received 45 percent of contributions ($47,500).

    This a change from the last filing, in which Democrats received 58 percent of the contributions and Republicans received 42 percent ($14,000).

    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/125447-in-a-reversal-google-money-goes-to-gop-over-dems

  15. Some numbers here….. Republican early vote up on 2008 by……

    4.2 percentage points from the 2008 numbers (West Virginia) – Raese

    27.4 percentage points in the 2008 numbers (Florida) – Rubio, Scott

    Colorado’s early vote is 7.1 percentage points more Republican. – Buck, (probably) Tancredo

    Iowa’s early vote is 10.2 percentage points more Republican – Bransted, Grassley

    Louisiana’s early vote is 25.9 percentage points more Republican- Vitter

    Maine’s early vote is 13.3 percentage points more Republican – LePage

    North Carolina’s early vote is 14.9 percentage points more Republican – Burr

    In Clark County, Nevada, it is 7.1 percent more Republican; in Washoe County, Nevada, it is 11 percent more Republican – Angle

    “The average of these states show that early voting has shifted from a D+16.6 partisan split to a D+1.7 partisan split for a Republican gain of +14.9% since 2008,” Charlie concludes.

    if this keeps up……Dems are dead ducks.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/250780/digging-early-voting-numbers

  16. Hickenlooper is an idiot, where do they find these guys. Foot in mouth time.

    Tancredo takes on Hick’s ‘backwards thinking’ comment

    Tom Tancredo this afternoon criticized his opponent in the gubernatorial race, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, as an out-of-touch elitist after video surfaced of Hickenlooper talking of “backwards thinking” in rural areas of the Interior West.

    In the video, Hickenlooper is responding to an question from transgender journalist Eden Lane regarding why the Matthew Shepard Foundation would establish its headquarters in Denver.

    “I think a couple of things, I mean, you know, the tragic death of Matthew Shepard occurred in Wyoming,” Hickenlooper says in the video taken in late 2009. “Colorado and Wyoming are very similar. We have some of the same, you know backwards thinking

    in the kind of rural Western areas you see in, you know, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico.”

    The National Review Online posted the video on its website today, and it soon became a talking point in Colorado’s race for governor.

    Tancredo, a former GOP Congressman running for governor as an American Constitution Party candidate, issued a press release saying that Hickenlooper had smeared all of rural Colorado.

    Shepard was a gay Wyoming college student who was murdered in 1998. His death galvanized gay rights advocates to push for passage of federal legislation that made sure hate crimes can also include violence motivated by sexual orientation.

    “To suggest that people in rural Colorado are ‘backwards’ because they don’t share your left-wing values reinforces once again just how out of touch you are,” Tancredo said. “Mr. Mayor, you owe the people of rural Colorado an apology.”

    George Merritt, the spokesman for the Hickenlooper campaign, said: “John was making the point that the kind of intolerance that led to Matthew Shepard’s murder is not unique to a single community in Wyoming.”

    Merritt added: “It’s something that can happen in any community. He wishes he had articulated that point

    Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. (Karl Gehring, Denver Post file)better to make it clear that any community is susceptible to hatred, but he continues to feel strongly that the intolerance that killed Shepard is backwards and not acceptable.”

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16409134?source=rsssimplepiehome

  17. Friday music for the apocalypse.

    But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked.”

  18. I am so glad they are terrified. I want them to stay that way. Hillary in 2012 or 2016, or nothing. If she doesn’t want to run, they can sweeten the pot for her until she does. If she still won’t run, they can stick their heads between their knees and kiss their asses goodbye.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip_VQZjAzhs

    Listen to Stevie, you assholes.

  19. Janis, we once posted a video from another Stevie to describe Obama’s accomplishments:

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/steviewonder/youhaventdonenothing.html

    We are amazed but not amused
    By all the things you say that you’ll do
    Though much concerned but not involved
    With decisions that are made by you

    But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
    Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
    ‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
    “You haven’t done nothing”!

    It’s not too cool to be ridiculed
    But you brought this upon yourself
    The world is tired of pacifiers
    We want the truth and nothing else

    And we are sick and tired of hearing your song
    Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
    ‘Cause if you really want to hear our views
    “You haven’t done nothing”!

  20. I’m disgusted and saddened, what the fuck is this world coming to.

    A Miami neighbourhood was left horrified on Thursday morning when they woke to find dozens of dead, headless animals littered along their street.

    In a scene reminiscent of a horror movie, the bloodied remains of the animals were laid out over nearly two blocks in the residential area.

    Decapitated goats, cats and different kinds of birds like pigeons and hens were strewn along the street in what some residents think may have been part of some kind of witchcraft or a religious ritual like Santeria.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1322971/Dozens-headless-animals-residential-street-horrific-Halloween-prank.html

  21. What the F…. is the world coming to, sick sick sick.

    A Miami neighbourhood was left horrified on Thursday morning when they woke to find dozens of dead, headless animals littered along their street.

    In a scene reminiscent of a horror movie, the bloodied remains of the animals were laid out over nearly two blocks in the residential area.

    Decapitated goats, cats and different kinds of birds like pigeons and hens were strewn along the street in what some residents think may have been part of some kind of witchcraft or a religious ritual like Santeria.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1322971/Dozens-headless-animals-residential-street-horrific-Halloween-prank.html

  22. Admin-

    Friday music for the apocalypse.

    Music from Dylan…the more things change the more they stay the same.

    I was pist back then, all these years later, I am pist again.

  23. I keep thinking about how scared they are and about how much I wanted this in 2008. I knew that until they were frightened out of their gourds at what women would do, nothing would change. I remember saying things like, “I want them to pee down their legs out of fear of us.”

    It’s happening. Two and a half years later than I would have liked, but it’s happening all the same.

    I will RELISH this. I can’t believe I am thinking of opening a bottle of champagne on November 2nd, but I recall looking forward to W’s defeat with equal glee, and I will NEVER FORGIVE the Dems for destroying that satisfaction for me by doing everything in their power to demolish the career of one of the finest public servants we’ve ever had — and doing it by appealing to vicious, violent, murderous hatred of the body parts she and I have in common. I want the Democrats so crushed that they vomit from terror at the idea of ignoring women (and the working class) ever again. I want them so fearful that they are willing to send massage therapists, blank checks, and coffee-fudge ice cream to the house of every woman in the country to get us to vote for them.

    I should bake myself a Schadenfreude pie, but I will probably just make up a batch of ginger molasses cookies and sandwich some dark frosting between them, and have a couple with some dark port while listening to the election returns. It will be ELEGANT, I’m telling you.

    When I start talking about dark sweets, you know I mean business. I want them ground into powder.

  24. Janis, good idea.
    All bets are off on Nov 2 for my diet. I am going to eat chocolate to celebrate the destruction of the ObamaParty of traitors.

  25. Still talking about the JW episode, and arguing whether he’s a bigot for feeling that moment of fear. I say no. I take issue even with the idea that any and all fear of “the other” is irrational.

    Every human being prejudges others, and even other groups, all the time, based on rational (as opposed to irrational) fear. If I walk down a dark street, and I see two women coming toward me, I do not have a little frisson of fear. If I see two young men coming toward me, I do.

    Does that mean that I have somehow pre-judged all men, think all men (rather than a minority of men) are potential rapists, and am a misandrist bigot for that feeling? No. Nor does it mean that I mistreat them, refuse to hire them, or that I am uneasy around men in all situations – just that particular one.

    Sorry, but I don’t think we are ever going to get rid of that evolutionary survival instinct that is hardwired into our brains, nor do I think we need to do so.

    And I for one will not feel guilty about it, nor insist that others need to self flagellate, and search their deep dark souls for the taint of imaginary bigotry, and feel guilty over it either. I swear to Jeebus, some people really do take this thing too far. And their quest for the ever elusive purity of soul regarding racism, or sexism, or whatever, reaches ludicrous heights only seen in obscure monastic sects seeking to purge themselves of uncleanness (a task at which they can never truly succeed.)

    In short, it’s ridiculous. I left the church because I’m not into guilt trips. I refuse to take into my soul the guilt of a politicized version of “original sin”. And that’s exactly what all the “isms” have become to some.

  26. moononpluto, he has not had much sleep by his own admission in this video..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of61E1FesPU

    And where is that damn teleprompter? Poor Indians must be wiring their Parliament building for the TOTUS, ha. What if some enterprising guy let loose and turned off the power to it mid-speech, as a grand experiment? Now that would be interesting. Then somebody would have to tell him — “I know Bill Clinton, I worked with Bill Clinton, you sir, are no Bill Clinton.”

  27. Hillary for Texas, as far as I’m concerned it’s the same people who say the following:

    1) How DARE you be sexist by not going up to that nice man’s apartment because you think he might be a rapist?

    2) Well, you went up to his apartment — what did you THINK was going to happen?

    Wah fuckin wah AFAIC.

  28. “I should bake myself a Schadenfreude pie, but I will probably just make up a batch of ginger molasses cookies and sandwich some dark frosting between them, and have a couple with some dark port while listening to the election returns.”

    ——————

    And of course invite us all over to share it with you. 🙂

  29. This was posted on Hillbuzz…and here I thought France was ahead of us by banning the burqua:

    I would like to comment on an issue I have read on Hillbuzz.

    – someone sort of compared our european MUSLIM immigration problems with what happens at your southern borders with illegal immigrants from South American.
    As a frenchwoman, I will take as many of your illegal immigrants in France when your country takes one of our muslim immigrants !!!!!!!! You do not seem to realize what it is to have 6 millions muslims in a country of 60 millions inhabitants !

    It has no sense to describe how this muslim population has changed every aspect of life in France. Muslims are just taking over France with their demands on everything. They are forcing their own rules on us and are now numerous enough, not only to impose their own rules but also to reject our way of life. The ban on the burqua was just some sort of bone thrown to the french population to keep us quite for a while ….

    Just a little example : my girlfriend’s mother was in hospital for a few days for heart problems. The woman next to her was a muslim from north africa, with a french citizenship probably. While visit hours are during the afternoon, her grown up sons came everyday from early morning to late in the evening, just showing that they do not give a shit about the rules, bringing in with them little rugs from outside when a room is supposed to be as clean as possible. And NOBODY from the medical staff would dare to say A WORD to them as they broke the rules. People are afraid in France.

    So, I would say to you : at least, your illegal immigrants are Christian !

    See, Hillbuzz boys, I enjoy reading you, and I am doing my share of reporting, even though I know it is not really what’s interesting for your readers to read about just before the elections.

    Heloise, A French Reader

  30. On the contrary, I hope people at Hillbuzz told Heloise her comment is very interesting to Americans. I assume from her comment that these are legal immigrants in France. Our illegal immigrants come here looking for jobs, not welfare.

  31. here aren’t enough Tums on a drug store shelf:
    ———————————
    Percadan with a beer chaser still works

  32. The second fact of 2010 is understood by Republicans but not admitted by Democrats. It is that this is a fully nationalized election, and at its center it is about one thing: Barack Obama.

    It is not, broadly, about the strengths or weaknesses of various local candidates, about constituent services or seniority, although these elements will be at play in some outcomes, Barney Frank’s race likely being one. But it is significant that this year Mr. Frank is in the race of his life, and this week on TV he did not portray the finger-drumming smugness and impatience with your foolishness he usually displays on talk shows. He looked pale and mildly concussed, like someone who just found out that liberals die, too.

    This election is about one man, Barack Obama, who fairly or not represents the following: the status quo, Washington, leftism, Nancy Pelosi, Fannie and Freddie, and deficits in trillions, not billions.

    Everyone who votes is going to be pretty much voting yay or nay on all of that. And nothing can change that story line now.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304023804575566503565327356.html

  33. That is an interesting and potentially useful way to argue. It is not that the dimocrats are wrong–which is self evident and invariably begets argument. Rather it is fact that they do not understand–which implies that far from being smarter than the rest of us they are really stupid, and need help to face the real world. Also, that gives us an opportunity to lecture to them for a change.

  34. Ummmm…so FOX has no liberals on, by virtue of the fact that any liberal who goes on there is not a liberal, by virtue of the fact that they went on FOX? Okaaaay…..

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    The short term for that is “No true Scotsman.”

  35. Google’s political action committee gave more contributions to Republicans candidates than to Democrats, according to an analysis by Consumer Watchdog, a staunch critic of the company.

    ======================

    I’m not sure where there’s room for a grain of salt here, but might look for some, since this analysis is from a hostile source.

    But if it’s straight, then it would be interesting to see WHICH GOPs and WHICH Dems got contritutions, and if there are any common factors there. Any Tea Party candidates, frex? Any Hillary supporters?

  36. Every human being prejudges others, and even other groups, all the time, based on rational (as opposed to irrational) fear. If I walk down a dark street, and I see two women coming toward me, I do not have a little frisson of fear. If I see two young men coming toward me, I do.

    ==========

    Sure, and Jesse Jackson told a similar thing about seeing Black men, which iirc Obama quoted.

    I’d feel nervous if there were someone in Muslim robes and he had a wierd manner in Times Square. But if he were on an airplane, I’d trust security had searched him extra careful. So I’d watch the other people on hte plane, in case the robed guy was there as distraction. 😉

  37. Why is there an assumption that a group, or individual, in Muslim “dress” at an airport would be searched extra carefully? That is “profiling” and isn’t profiling now politically incorrect? Have we missed a ruling or directive that has been issued that allows profiling or extra careful searches of people in Muslim dress?

    This situation has been an issue for a long time with many people advocating extra careful searches of passengers from the Middle East and those that fit a Muslim profile. Those that advocate this have been effectively shut up – or are we wrong?

    If there are any links or information that “profiling” is now allowed or that there is a nod and a wink attitude it would be good to see a link to such information.

    Searches for information on this have provided a “flying while Muslim” complaint from a hijab wearing woman: http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-29/opinion/syed.muslim.while.flying_1_profiling-muslim-women-head-scarf?_s=PM:OPINION

    There is also a pro and con profiling article from Muslims For A Safe America: http://muslimsforasafeamerica.org/?p=46

    A January 2010 article called “Muslim profiling is a recipe for insecurity” is here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jan/01/muslim-profiling-recipe-insecurity

    The big news item we recall was the case of the “praying imams” who were removed from their flight due to “suspicious activity” (which they claim was praying and others say was a certain attitude): http://insideislam.wisc.edu/index.php/archives/4265

    As far as we have been able to uncover “extra searching” is not allowed for Muslims wearing or not wearing Muslim garb. If we are wrong we would appreciate a correction link. As far as we can tell the assumption that Muslims can be extra searched is an erroneous one.

    There is extra security allowed for those from countries such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Lebanaon, Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Cuba – but not for Muslims traveling within the United States.

    Are we wrong?

  38. admin: I wish I could answer that…I don’t fly. I assume they search them, but of not inside the US. I imagine its only on overseas flight.

    Nice article!

  39. Well this wikileaks thing could be very dangerous for our troops in Iraq and Afganistan…I hope the troops remain safe!

  40. As far as we have been able to uncover “extra searching” is not allowed for Muslims wearing or not wearing Muslim garb. [….] As far as we can tell the assumption that Muslims can be extra searched is an erroneous one.

    ==================

    I stand corrected.

  41. “Sense about sharia, The Economist, 14 Oct 2010”
    Contrary to some hysterical talk, nobody seriously suggests the use of Islamic penalties in any democracy. Nor is there any reason to fear Islamic finance: a campus discussion about zero-coupon bonds does not mean usurers will be flogged in Harvard Yard. Nor can anybody object if two citizens settle a commercial dispute on Islamic lines, or any other principles to which both freely adhere. In the English-speaking world there is a custom of arbitration, which has created a space in which religion-based arbitration services are accepted, offering Jews, Christians and Muslims a simple, cheap (and from their point of view, divinely blessed) way to settle disputes.

  42. Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’ And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
    — Ronald Reagan

  43. Here we go… The Alinsky/Cloward-Priven protocols for crushing the infrastructure of social services in municipalities and finaly, the State. Hitler invaded Europe with Tanks and armed foot soldiers. Is Obama doing the same thing in a much more subtle way?
    _________________________________

    Obama authorizes additional 80,000 “refugees” to entry country

    OBAMA AUTHORIZES 80,000 “REFUGEES” TO ENTER COUNTRY
    October 22, 2010 | Paul L. Williams, P.H.D.

    Posted October 23, 2010

    President Barack Hussein Obama, in a determination letter to Congress, has announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants – – mostly from Islamic countries – – to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011.

    Mr. Obama says that the increase in Muslim immigrants “is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.”

    The following “goals” for new immigrants has been set as follows:

    Africa ………………………………….15,000
    East Asia …………………………….19,000
    Europe and Central Asia …………2,000
    Latin America/Caribbean………….5,500
    Near East/South Asia…………….35,500
    Unallocated Reserve……………….3,000

    Refugee Resettlement Watch and other organizations have expressed grave concern that Mr. Obama is allowing some many immigrants into the country while so many Americans remain out of work and living in poverty.

    According to the US Department of Labor, 14.8 million Americans remain unemployed. 6.1 million have been out of work for 27 weeks or over.

    This figure has been challenged by the Union of the Unemployed who provide statistics that the actual number of unemployed Americans is 31 million.

    The U. S. Census Bureau shows that the median household income for Americans has fallen to $49,777 – – a decline of 0.7% in the past year.

    One in seven Americans no longer can feed themselves.

    According to The Wall Street Journal, 14.3% of the American people live in abject poverty.

    A refugee is defined by The US Department of Immigration and Naturalization as someone who has left one’s country due to persecution or a fear of persecution.

    This accounts for the sharp rise of Somali communities throughout the country.

    However, the definition of refugee is ‘fudged’ in several cases. “Refugees” who have not left their country due to persecution, according to Mr. Obama’s determination letter, can still be called “refugees” if they are from Iraq, one of the Islamic countries of the former Soviet Union, or Cuba.

    According to Section 413 (a) of the Immigration and Nationalities Act, the Office of Refugee Resettlement is required to submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the refugees.

    The report is supposed to include the number who are on public welfare programs.

    But no report has been forthcoming from the Office of Refugee Resettlement since 2007.

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/29096
    ___________________

    I have to pose this question. Will the 80,000 expected immigrants be granted housing in the Bank owned properties foreclosed on Americans? If the rumors of nationalization of Bank of America floating around are true, is this where these people will find shelter and sustinance from already overtaxed social systems barely supporting Americans?

  44. American Thinker has re-posted an article today written in Nov/09- The CP Strategy, I had written about last year has for real, come into play.
    _____________________________

    Cloward-Piven Government

    It is time to cast aside all remaining doubt. President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    In September of last year, American Thinker published my article, Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. Part of a series, it connected then-presidential candidate Barack Obama to individuals and organizations practicing a malevolent strategy for destroying our economy and our system of government. Since then, the story of that strategy has found its way across the blogosphere, onto the airwaves of radio stations across the country, the Glenn Beck television show, Bill O’Reilly, and now Mark Levin.

    The methodology is known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy, and we can all be grateful to David Horowitz and his Discover the Networks for originally exposing and explaining it to us. He describes it as:

    The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.

    The destructive history of the CP Strategy at link:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/clowardpiven_government.html

  45. A must read for a complete, concise summary by W.G.Tarpley of the whirlwind we are reaping through the auspices of an Obama presidency over the last two years. The article is a bit lengthy but every notation he makes will hit home with you because you have read it or lived through it. :

    _______________________

    Address To Anti-Obama Rally, US Capitol, October 23, 2010

    I have been actively opposing Obama since the first days of January 2008. I saw that Obama, like Jimmy Carter before him, was a puppet of Wall Street, and specifically of the Trilateral Commission. I posted essays denouncing Obama on the Internet. My book Obama the Postmodern Coup was published before the 2008 Pennsylvania primary. My second book, Barack H. Obama the Unauthorized Biography, was published in August 2008, three months before the election. That same month, I was with Phil Berg at the Supreme Court when he filed papers for the first legal action attempting to expose Obama’s lack of qualification for the presidency.

    There are many valid reasons for opposing Obama. Mine may be different from those of some of you. It is important to attack Obama for what he does, not for what he says. Obama operates through duplicity, deception, and deceit. The things he says are often lies to neutralize his base in the Democratic Party. Obama ran as a peace candidate, at least regarding Iraq. In reality, Obama is a warmonger – a bigger and more clever warmonger than any neocon. During his presidency, he has almost always had more combat troops in the field than Bush and Cheney ever did. The Iraq war goes on. The Afghan war grows more and more tragic. Obama has started a third war, a whole new war with Pakistan, a large nation with many times the population of Iraq, and which really does have nuclear weapons. Obama could order an attack on Iran at any time. There are now US military operations in Yemen, Somalia, and virtually all of the countries surrounding Iran. Obama has destroyed the peace movement that once protested these things.

    Far from being a friend of organized labor, Obama is a union buster. He has extorted billions of dollars from the pension funds of the United Auto Workers which have been transferred to Wall Street in exchange for dubious Chrysler and GM stock certificates. The UAW has had to accept wages and benefits at the same level as open shops in the so-called right to work states of the South, where there is no union. Most dramatically, Obama’s Race to the Top Program aims at destroying the most important public sector unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. As usual, this is done under left cover, in this case under the slogan of reform. Teachers are being vilified, fired, denied tenure, and subjected to merit pay, even as hundreds of public schools are shut down. Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arnie Duncan, has been leading the charge with the unlamented Michelle Rhee. Their goal is to destroy free, universal, compulsory, quality, education as we have known it since the Northwest Ordinance and the days of Horace Mann.

    Under his deceptive left cover, Obama is more of a dictator than Bush ever was. He openly claims the right to assassinate American citizens if they are outside the country. Under Obama, renditions (kidnappings), black sites, torture, and the Guantánamo concentration camp are still going strong.

    Most of all, Obama has been a tool of the banks and financiers. Early in his term, Obama invited the leading zombie bankers to the White House and told them he was the only thing standing between them and the populist pitchforks of angry Americans. That is how Obama sees himself: the protector of Wall Street against mass protest. Obama has confirmed Helicopter Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve despite his colossal responsibility for the world derivatives panic of September 2008. Obama has given more power to the Federal Reserve, and fended off attempts to nationalize the Fed. Obama has supported, continued, and expanded the criminal Bush-Paulsen Wall Street bailouts to the tune of $24 trillion. Obama first delayed financial regulation, and then protected derivatives, foreclosures, adjustable rate mortgages, payday loans, car title loans, too big to fail, and all the other practices that should have been outlawed with bright line prohibitions. Right now there is a big demand in the Democratic Party to stop foreclosures — fraudclosures. But even on the verge of electoral defeat, Obama puts subservience to Wall Street first, and is actively sabotaging any attempt to protect the right of Americans to stay in their homes.

    Obama’s health-care bill is clearly unconstitutional. Obama’s goal was to bail out the insolvent insurance companies which had been bankrupted by speculation in derivatives. He cynically used the 40 million uninsured as a cover for this operation. We reject Obama’s individual mandate, an invention of the Republicans Senator Grassley and Mitt Romney. We refuse to be coerced into buying shoddy insurance, astronomically overpriced, from a deregulated, for profit, rapacious and predatory private insurance industry complete with masses of kited derivatives and executives with golden parachutes. The American people want Medicare for all, and Obama is here to sabotage that demand.

    So Obama is a warmonger, a union buster, and a Wall Street puppet. If you’re a Democrat, you cannot support Obama. Franklin D. Roosevelt sponsored Social Security, which Obama is planning to destroy if he can during the lame-duck session in November and December of this year. John F. Kennedy championed the moonshot and the space program. Obama has already destroyed the US manned space program. Lyndon B. Johnson passed Medicare, which has saved millions of lives. Obama has looted $500 billion from Medicare as part of his bail out for bankrupt insurance companies.

    Obama has attacked and betrayed every group that ever supported him, starting with blacks, Latinos. Obama must be dumped from the Democratic ticket for 2012.

    Obama has refused to produce a birth certificate, and has fought all attempts to open the files. We must conclude by now that he is unable to show where he was born. This means that he can easily be blackmailed – blackmailed by intelligence agencies, or by cliques of rich bankers, or by cabals of generals, or by other forces. This situation is by itself an intolerable threat to national security. If the president can be blackmailed, then our country becomes a helpless plaything of dark forces and enemies at home and abroad. If Obama cannot prove his qualifications, he must leave the White House for the good of the country. Nor are birthplace and citizenship the only issues. The convictions of Rezko and Blagojevich suggest that Obama can be blackmailed for past corruption. Nor should we forget the explosive allegations about Obama’s personal life which we can read about in any supermarket checkout line.

    The Constitution is not a delicatessen. You cannot pick the parts you like and ignore the rest. Leftists and progressives who opposed Bush and Cheney on valid constitutional grounds cannot now pretend that the natural born citizen clause is quaint, irrelevant, or taboo. Those who raised this issue are no longer a voice crying in the wilderness. According to published reports (such as the “Ulsterman” emails), Obama’s behavior has become increasingly erratic, indicating that he may be suffering a mental breakdown as his messianic charisma dissolves with defeat at the polls. Institutional forces are reportedly considering whether Obama should be removed from office under the provisions of the 25th amendment. It is now responsibility of all of us to work for a constructive solution to the present constitutional crisis. This must start by dumping Obama.

    http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/address-to-anti-obama-rally-us-capitol-october-23-2010/

  46. From No Quarter

    I do not always agree with Mr. Williams, but what happened to him is simply unacceptable, especially since NPR apparently caved to pressure from the Muslim organization, C.A.I.R., about which Uppity Women commented in her inimitable style:

    You remember CAIR don’t you? The organization whose founder said he thought SHARIA Law in the USA would be great and Islam is not in America to be equal but to dominate? CAIR, the organization accused of having ties to Islamofascism? That CAIR?

    Yep. That C.A.I.R.

    Read more:

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/2010/10/22/nprs-decision-to-succumb-to-political-correctness-dictated-by-one-radical-group-raises-concern/#more-51944

  47. Rush’s advice to Democrats: Stay Home on Election Day

    Strong turn-out for Democrats on Tuesday will solidify Obama’s place in the party going forward, and all this talk about Hillary in 2012 is gonna go by the wayside if there’s a huge Democrat turn-out, if there’s anything like an upset within the realm of current expectations. A strong turnout for Democrats would solidify Obama’s place in the party going forward, and Hillary Clinton will be officially put out to pasture. It’s up to you. As of today, Hillary Clinton appears to be a far stronger candidate for president in 2012 than Barack Obama does. Now, things could change, but that’s what it looks like right now, and it’s only 11 days away. Do you have the time to roll the dice and think Obama could put this back together? Do you even want him to? I am speaking with great compassion and concern for those of you in the Democrat Party. Hillary Clinton’s future, Bill Clinton’s future, and of course therefore the future of Ron Burkle and Harvey Weinstein and all the other Clintonites who have been frozen out of power, they all want back in. Hillary’s future, Bill Clinton’s future, as much as Obama’s, will in all likelihood be determined on November 2nd of this year.

    read:

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_102210/content/01125106.guest.html

  48. ““Since I was young, I thought the Democrats were for the people. Now I know you’ve got to look at the issues. But I definitely do think Democrats are less for the people now.””

    This hard working woman nailed it. Older than this lady, and I know I will never ever be voting or fundraising for a damn freak of a demoRat again.

    The damn un-democratic party is nothing but a bunch of elistist punks. I will be somewhat joyful on nov 3rd this year, but I will be dancing in the streets when that punk a$$ and his arrogant twit of a wife are kicked out of OUR, the people’s, White House on Novemeber 2, 2012.

  49. Still not really getting into this, but for those interested, here are some liberals supporting Williams.

    From NPR’s ombudsman: blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/10/22/nprs-ombudsman-says-juan-williams-firing-poorly-handled/?mod=google_news_blog

    From Whoopi Goldberg: abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=11937016

    From HuffPo: huffingtonpost.com/niall-odowd/juan-williams-was-truthfu_b_772191.html

  50. How sad that Blumenthal is the best that the D-rats could come up with. I’m not saying Connecticut should vote for McMahon because she’s a woman, just that she is clearly the best choice.

    New York Sun Editorial
    http://www.nysun.com/editorials/connecticut-and-vietnam/87103/

    That’s some advertisement Linda McMahon has put up against Attorney General Blumenthal in the closing weeks of the race to succeed Senator Dodd. It resurrects the controversy that erupted over the attorney general’s penchant for suggesting he had served not only during the Vietnam war but “in Vietnam.” In fact he had served in the Marine Reserves, which is no small thing, but had never served in Vietnam. Mrs. McMahon’s advertisement runs footage that makes devastatingly clear the baldness of Mr. Blumenthal’s misstatements and concludes by posing the question: “If he lied about Vietnam, what else is he lying about?”

    Mr. Blumenthal’s reserve service during Vietnam was completely honorable, but his dissembling was not. It was first raised in a front page story in the New York Times. At the time the newspaper noted that “many politicians have faced questions about their decisions during the Vietnam war” and that Mr. Blumenthal was not alone in staying out of the war. But “what is striking about Mr. Blumenthal’s record,” the Times says reported at the time, “is the contrast between the many steps he took that allowed him to avoid Vietnam, and the misleading way he often speaks about that period of his life.”

    Why is a man who, in Mr. Blumenthal, is one of the most liberal politicians in America feeling the need to be perceived as having served in Vietnam? After all, we can remember a time when the leftists on the very campus on which Mr. Blumenthal was educated were arguing that it was immoral, it was collaboration, to serve in Vietnam and that the more moral course was to avoid, or even dodge, the draft so as to not to have to carry a weapon against our communist foe. Two generations later the tide has long since turned against such views, and now even those who, like Mr. Blumenthal, wrote for the Nation magazine and maintained impeccable left-of-center credentials and sought to avoid overseas service by joining the reserves, even they suddenly feel the need to have appeared in arms in a war they once despised.

    This is a lesson to teach our children who are coming of age in a new war, one that is also the subject of great controversy. It is not a matter of whether our soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are welcomed home. Even with all the controversy in the current war, we have long since learned that lesson right down to our beer advertisements. Nor will this question be erased for the current generation by the fact that America is in the age of an all-volunteer army.* Connecticut lost 612 men in Vietnam, and the urge to honor them has been intensifying, rather than diminishing, with the passage of time. It may be that Mr. Blumenthal will win his senate seat. But a race that was supposed to be a walk is now too close to call, and it is something to think that the pretense to glory of an aging left-wing Democrat who yearns to be counted among those who, two generations ago, served in Vietnam, that this could be the issue that brings him down in a race with a Connecticut mother who comprehended the meaning of it all better than he did.

    * The only member of Congress who has been pressing persistently for a return to the draft is Charles Rangel.

  51. There is a tide in the affairs of men.
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures.

    This advice from Shakespeare applies directly to what Hillary supporters should do in the upcoming election. Noonan is right (finally) that this election is nationalized, and it is no longer about the congressional candidate, rather it is all about Obama, his character, his competence, where he is taking the country, and whether there will be anything left when he is through. Experience has shown that virtually every dim is a rubber stamp for Obama, and will repudiate their constituents for him whenever he holds their feet to the fire. Only a fool would bet the other way. Furthermore, Rush is right that Hillary supporters, those who remember how they as well as Hillary were disenfranchised in 2008, and what he has done to destroy our nation since that time, can make a difference. He says they should stay home. I have a better idea. If those voters want to destroy Obama, they need to hold their nose and vote Republican in this election. To merely stay home subtracts a vote from the dimocratic column, whereas to vote Republican goes one step further and adds a vote to the opponents of Obama. Many Hillary supporters, myself included, like the Democrat in the race better than the Republican. I understand that full well. The question they must decide is whether they like that candidate more than they like Hillary. For if this proves to be less one sided than pundits are predicting, then big media will proclaim that Obama has weathered the storm and the door of opportunity for a 2012 challenge has closed. Those are the stakes we are dealing with here, it seems to me. Also, I might add parenthetically, Obama will destroy the country–make no mistake about that.

    Here is more from that article Mrs. Smith posted:

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    Any Democrat — and there are probably a lot of you, and you know who you are, and I know and you know that you are listening — any Democrat who believes that Hillary Clinton would make a far better president than Barack Obama will, anybody who believes that Hillary Clinton would stand a much better chance of beating the Republicans in a race for the White House in 2012, if any of you Democrats believe that Hillary Clinton got cheated in the 2008 primaries, you boys and girls at HillBuzz, I’m thinking of you people. I mean you were the first to realize the fraud that Obama was. Hillary was your gal. Is she still? There’s still that website, HillBuzz, still out there. These guys are in Chicago. So if you think Hillary would have a better time beating the Republican nominee, whoever it is in 2012; if you believe that Hillary would make a better president than Barack Obama or anybody that the Republicans nominate, if you believe, as a Democrat, that Hillary Clinton got screwed, got shafted during the 2008 primaries; if you believe that Barack Obama will be responsible for an historic and humiliating loss of congressional and Senate seats and thus power in November; if Barack Obama is sufficiently embarrassed, Hillary Clinton will be seen as the Democrats’ best hope of holding onto the White House in 2012 and 2016, therefore, if you believe, as Democrats, that the only way out of this mess… here, look at what you got! You’re about to lose it. You had 60 seats in the Senate; you had a supermajority in the House; you had the White House; you had a messiah. And look what’s happened. Your party is singularly being destroyed, and the Republicans don’t even have a nominee. Your party is being destroyed, and the Republicans are still talking about wanting to work with Obama.

    Darrell Issa is out there saying so today, and Mitch McConnell is out there saying so today. They want to work with the president. You have a golden opportunity to stop, to stave off what could be and what all the pollster experts are predicting to be a Democrat wipeout. But you have to be forward thinking. There’s nothing you can do about what’s going to happen in ten days, 11 days. But depending on what you do in ten or 11 days, you could be a major factor in your party’s rebound. Do you realize how incredible this is to have to talk now about the Democrat Party needing to rebound, after just 20 months, in total almost totalitarian power? How do you bring this about? Well, it’s Reverse Operation Chaos. Hillary Clinton Democrats, stay home next Tuesday. Hillary Democrats do not go to the polls, they do not vote, they do not vote fraud, they do not cheat, they do not interrupt the election at all. They do not accept free rides to the polling places by union thugs. Speak truth to power with your silence and your sedentary nature on Tuesday. Stay home. Do not vote. Leave Obama on an island all by himself, the island of Democrat dissolution. After all, he has brought it about single-handedly.

  52. Personally, I don’t trust airport security in the least. And I fully understand Juan’s fears. I have them myself. Although I will say that I don’t limit myself to Muslims, but anyone who looks suspicious, i.e. gang-related, etc. If that makes me a bigot, oh well.

    Terrorist Attack on Dec 25 Delta Airlines

    http://www.politicolnews.com/terrorist-attack-on-dec-25/

    Another shoe bomber

    http://news.anti-terror-ssts.com/#category7.0

    “The Assn. of Flight Attendants has been lobbying Congress for the last month or so to adopt its strategy for stronger counter-terrorism measures. The group hopes that lawmakers will include money to put some of their ideas into action under an upcoming funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The group, which represents more than 55,000 attendants at 20 airlines, wants to implement a four-point plan:

    * Institute mandatory hand-to-hand combat training for all crew members.

    * Equip flight attendants with portable communications devices so they can speak to the pilots during emergencies.

    * Standardize the size of carry-on luggage so that flight attendants can look for suspicious passengers instead of struggling with oversized bags.

    * Shut down onboard wireless Internet during high-threat periods to prevent terrorists from communicating with collaborators on the ground.”

    http://news.anti-terror-ssts.com/#category7

  53. Mrs. Smith,
    Tarpley is really hitting the nail on the head with that report about Obama….that is one hard hitting expose’ and every bit of it is true.
    I wonder how this Wikileak dump will affect the election or if it will. People are shocked by what happened and Rumsfeld handled the war. I see that the elites both rethug and dem are going to finish taking the middle class down while keeping these inhuman wars alive. I think this is what this dump is all about. What they are doing in the UK with this Austerity movement all the while keeping this war alive.
    I think this is what this dump is all about.

  54. Wow, Indian should like all the US taxpayers money flowing into their coffers, no? I wonder if they got discounts at government rates.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Barack-and-Michelles-Mumbai-darshan-plans/articleshow/6797379.cms

    To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels. The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked.
    The officer said, “Obama’s contingent is huge. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. There will be 30 to 40 secret service agents, who will arrive before him. The President’s convoy has 45 cars, including the Lincoln Continental in which the President travels.”

    Since Obama will stay in a hotel that is on sea front, elaborate coastal security arrangements have been made by the US Navy in consonance with the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. “There will be US naval ships, along with Indian vessels , patrolling the sea till about 330-km from the shore. This is to negate the possibility of a missile being fired from a distance,” the officer said.

    The President will be accompanied by his chefs, not because he would not like to savour Indian cuisine, but to ensure his food is not spiked.

    US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to land in Mumbai on November 6.

  55. The health insurance companies got what they wanted, now they want more so they are backing the folks that will cut the regulations….the republicans!
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    JIM KUHNHENN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writers Jim Kuhnhenn And Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Writers – Fri Oct 22, 7:24 pm ET
    WASHINGTON – Health insurers flirted with Democrats, supported them with money and got what they wanted: a federal mandate that most Americans carry health care coverage. Now they’re backing Republicans, hoping a GOP Congress will mean friendlier regulations.

    They may get more than they’re wishing for.

    The so-called individual mandate has provoked tea party conservatives, who see it as an example of big government interference in personal decisions. Now Republican candidates are running on platforms that include repealing the broader health care law. And attorneys general from some 20 states — mainly Republicans — are challenging the mandate as unconstitutional.

    “If you ended up repealing that one provision, the whole thing blows up,” said Bill Hoagland, the top lobbyist for Cigna Corp. “It doesn’t work. The cost would explode.”

    Still, Cigna, which early last year had been funneling money to Democrats from its political action committee, has shifted from a 50-50 split between the parties to around 70-30 in favor of Republican candidates.

    Likewise, about $6 of $10 that Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s PAC doled out from February through June 2009 went to Democrats. By last month, the ratio had shifted — Democrats got only about 35 percent of the insurer’s PAC money.

    In all, from January through August of 2009, the health insurance industry donated $2.15 million to Democrats and $1.7 million to Republicans, according to monthly figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Since September of 2009, the industry has donated $2.4 million to Democrats and nearly $3.3 million to Republicans.

    The GOP advantage has grown even as Republican candidates call for outright repeal of the health care law.

    “This is really an incredible irony,” said Robert Laszewski, a former insurance executive turned consultant. “The insurance industry could be fighting with its traditional ally, the Republicans, not to cripple the bill, not to put a bomb inside the thing.”

    Meanwhile, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds likely voters in the upcoming elections evenly split on whether the law should be scrapped or whether Congress should undertake even bigger changes in the way Americans get their health care. Thirty-seven percent said they want to repeal it. But 36 percent of those polled said they want to revise the law so it does more to change the health care system. Ten percent wanted modifications to narrow the scope of the overhaul. Only 15 percent said they would leave it as it is.

    Though the insurers won the insurance mandate they wanted from President Barack Obama and the Democrats, they opposed the overall bill and now say they want to be sure the regulations they face aren’t onerous. A Republican-controlled Congress might accomplish that by pressuring the Health and Human Services Department through its control of the department’s budget or by subjecting regulators to congressional hearings.

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    A central worry for insurers is a planned requirement that companies spend a minimum 80 percent of premiums on medical care or rebate the difference to policy holders. They also want a say in defining what would be considered “excessive” premium increases that could expose an insurance company to sanctions.

    “What they are looking for is someone who is going to be more sympathetic and supportive on the policy side,” said Peter Harbage, a Democratic health policy consultant.

    There’s more to the shift in political support than a recognition that Republicans are within reach of regaining power. It’s also personal.

    Some industry officials say they were stung by the fierceness of Democratic efforts to paint them as corporate villains in the debate over the new health care law. Liberals blamed insurers for forcing Obama to back away from a plan for optional publicly financed insurance for people who could not afford traditional coverage.

    Then Obama, seeking to rally support for his plan, went on the offensive. Without an overhaul, he wrote in August 2009, “insurance companies will continue to profit by discriminating against sick people.”

    From then on, political giving by the insurers flipped.

    Democrats made it sound like insurance companies were “the scum of the earth,” Hoagland said. “That kind of pricked me.”

    “We are not the ones totally responsible for all the failings of the health care system,” he said. “It persuaded me that we were not getting a fair shake.”

    The attention to regulation is also playing out at the state level, where insurance regulators hold significant sway. Between 2005 and 2008, health insurance companies and health maintenance organizations contributed more than $32 million to state office holders, political parties and ballot measure committees, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics. The top four insurers — WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna — gave a quarter of that amount.

    So far this year, based on available reports, those four firms have given $2.2 million to state candidates or parties, with Republicans getting more than half, Democrats about 40 percent and the rest to ballot initiatives, according to an institute analysis for The Associated Press.

    The industry is keeping a wary eye on the law’s requirement that states create exchanges where insurers will compete to sell policies to consumers beginning in 2014.

    “If your premiums go up too quickly, then you’re going to be excluded from the exchange,” Harbage said. “Every state is going to be responsible for collecting that data, looking at that data, interpreting it and making some kind of recommendation to HHS.”

    At the national level, insurers are treading gingerly around the issue of health care repeal, putting them at odds with the Republican base on a fundamental question.

    Starting in 2014 the law requires most people to have coverage through an employer or a government program or by buying it themselves. Those who refuse face a tax penalty from the IRS, unless they can show financial hardship.

    Insurers argue that if they are going to be forced to issue policies to people in poor health — as the law requires in 2014 — then everybody has to get into the insurance pool. It’s exactly the same case the administration is making in court against the state attorneys general.

    James Gelfand, health care policy director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said he expects insurers to focus on arcane details of the complex law that make a difference to their bottom lines.

    “The are going to have a different opinion on how to address health care than the tea party does, and it does hinge on the individual mandate,” he said. “That’s the biggest difference between the insurance companies and the other parts of the GOP constituency.”

  56. alloutin10
    October 23rd, 2010 at 10:02 am
    How sad that Blumenthal is the best that the D-rats could come up with. I’m not saying Connecticut should vote for McMahon because she’s a woman, just that she is clearly the best choice.
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    In Watergate, the prevailing wisdom was it isn’t the crime, it is the cover-up. That will be true of Obama as well.

    But where Tricky Dick Bluementhal is concerned there is a useful corollary which goes like this: it isn’t the lie it is the excuse: I misspoke about my non service in Viet Nam (twice), BUT I take full responsibility (what the fuck does that mean?), BUT I will not allow my opponent to use this misstatement, i.e. lie, to besmirch my lifetime of public service, i.e. in which I told other lies to advance my political career.

    That response speaks volumes. It tells you that he feels no remorse, thinks he can pass it off as nothing more than a mistake as opposed to a character flaw, one that will manifest itself in even more perverse ways if he is becomes Senator, and most telling of all, it shows you exactly what he thinks of the voters of Connecticut. Caveat emptor.

  57. confloyd
    October 23rd, 2010 at 11:54 am
    Wbboei, I want Obama to have a tsumani against him, more than Bill C. lost in November.
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    That is the benchmark the pundits will look to and if it is even close they will say he did better because this is a worse economy than what Bill had to deal with. That is why this needs to be a massacre.

    As far as the Newsweek article is concerned, undaunted by a mountain of contrary evidence, their worship of Obama proceeds uninterrupted. These are delusional people, and there is no other word to describe them. I passed on reading it. The headline was enough–more than enough for me.

  58. Bluementhal reminds me of Ichabod Crane from the Washington Irving novel “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” whom as wikkopedia dutifully records was “a sycophantic, lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut”–of all places. Life imitates art.

  59. pm317,

    OMG, the only thing missing is the “tasters”. This fucking idiot drives me crazy. Do they have to rent the whole freaking Taj Mahal? He really does think he is a King. Have they ever done this for any other President? I bet he’s bringing his own ambulance with Doc. and Nurses with full blood/fluids/meds. They won’t tell you this….

  60. The Sharron Angle campaign commercial with the Øbama imagery and chants that the admin linked should really help her out with those people who don’t know who they are going to vote for just yet in Nevada. It is probably one of the best campaign commercials I have seen this year. She got it right with that one! I have already watched it several times, and kept thinking whoever created the commercial for her was at the top of his or her game.

  61. Mrs. Smith,

    When I read that article from Tarpley it makes me wonder, just who is the power behind Obama….he is there doing someone’s bidding. He was upstart, a newbie…how did he get there so fast??? Glenn Beck says Obama is backed by some of the biggest, richest people in the world and that is who we are fighting.

  62. pm317
    October 23rd, 2010 at 11:58 am
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    They can spout their lies today, but come November 3rd when the mask is ripped from their faces, I am going to be having a very good day thinking of how the Democrats were crushed, and how the population will get another look at how the media tried whatever deceitful trick they could think of to stem the bloodletting, but to no avail. Now’s the time for those fighting corrupt politicians to also go after the corrupt media enablers. They both need to be taken down.

  63. nomobama, I don’t know if you knew this during primary 08. There was a guy called Flineo, Hillary supporter who made lots of hard hitting videos. That Angle video has the same sound and movement but not quite as sophisticated.

    Here is one of Flineo’s videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMHuV8SOTfM

    He got disgusted (who didn’t?) enough to shut his youtube channel down (I think). NQ has probably archived some of it. I used a couple of them on my blogposts for NQ.

  64. Rush Limbaugh’s advice to Democrats to stay home on election day is hogwash. They should show up and vote against the Democrats. That would make a even greater statement about the party leadership being out of step with the majority of the party membership. I don’t get Rush Limbaugh’s thinking on this, other than he thinks that partisanship is the rule of the day. Staying home says nothing other than voter apathy. Voting against your own party is a much stronger statement.

  65. Confloyd, lol and BTW it is not THE Taj Mahal but the hotel with the name in Bombay. This is where the Pakistanis carried out their terrorist act on 26/11/2009 and it has since been rebuilt and made open to the public. The story about that hotel is that, Jemshedji Tata, the Indian industrialist from the British colonial days wanted to build a luxurious place open to Indian public (since the colonialists barred Indian public from other such luxurious places).

    I read that they are not going to visit the Taj Mahal because their children are not with them. Not enough going on between them that warrants a visit to the most romantic place on earth, ;). But be sure to watch for his doting look trained on her on the campaign trail..

  66. “Rush Limbaugh’s advice to Democrats to stay home on election day is hogwash. They should show up and vote against the Democrats.”

    He says that too, if you read the whole transcript: “…or even better, vote for the Republican.”

  67. But he also rails against the Repugs, saying several of them are promising to work with the pResident.

    So the bottom line is, if Hillary supporters don’t want to get their hands dirty, the best thing is to stay home.

    In any case, it’s advice that I had already decided to follow. There are no US Senatorial or gubernatorial elections here and the incumbent Repug is going to get elected by 70% anyway, so what’s the point in voting?

  68. pm317
    October 23rd, 2010 at 12:44 pm
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    I remember seeing some of his videos when I used to visit the Taylor Marsh site. He did a good job with those that I had seen at the time. As for Taylor Marsh, she’s a different story. Every now and then I’ll visit her site, and for someone who thinks she’s all that, and wants to make this writing thing her employment gig, her writing style is sloppy at times. It’s almost like two different people may be writing that blog. I think she either rushed through what she has written, or someone else has written it for her because it’s just choppy and sophomoric, as if done by someone in high school. I do not endorse her site because I think she is a Øbama swigging hopiumcrite.

  69. jeswezey
    October 23rd, 2010 at 1:00 pm
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    I should have read the whole thing.

  70. I guess money is no object.

    800 luxury hotel rooms booked for Obama’s visit to Mumbai

    Friday, Oct 22, 2010

    Frantic preparations are underway for US president Barack Obama’s visit to Mumbai. Sources in the security establishment said 547 rooms and all banquet halls at the Taj Mahal hotel near the Gateway of India are likely to be booked for the president’s visit. Apart from this, 125 rooms at the Taj President in Cuffe Parade and 80-90 rooms in ITC Grand Hyatt will be booked for Obama’s entourage.

    The US president is expected to arrive in the city on the afternoon of November 6 and is likely to leave the next day in the evening. “Michelle, Obama’s wife, is expected to visit an NGO in Kamathipura on the second day. We have to chalk out security plans for her visit since the area is densely populated,” a source from the security establishment said.

    “Rooms at the Hyatt are for the air crew and other members who will accompany Obama. The US president will also bring his chef along,” he said.

    “Three theatres at the NCPA have also been booked as Obama is expected to visit the place. He will also go to the Police Gymkhana, which has a memorial for policemen killed in the 26/11 terror attack.”

    An officer told DNA that Obama would travel to the hotel from the airport via road instead of a chopper. He travels in a Lincoln Continental, which has a thickness of four-and-a-half inches of metal. “Two jets and 45 cars will be part of Obama’s convoy. The jets will be armed with highly-advanced communication and security system,” he said.

    Advance Security Liaison officers have conducted a recce of the places Obama is likely to visit. They will conduct another recee and submit a report to their bosses.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_800-luxury-hotel-rooms-booked-for-obama-s-visit-to-mumbai_1456673

  71. Mrs. Smith
    October 23rd, 2010 at 5:12 am
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    Thanks for this link. I hadn’t read this before, but it’s the way I currently tend to view things. We have an enemy within that needs to be totally destroyed.

  72. confloyd
    October 23rd, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Mrs. Smith,

    Tarpley is really hitting the nail on the head with that report about Obama….that is one hard hitting expose’ and every bit of it is true.
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    Tarpley summarizes the entire destructiveness of the Obama presidency to us all bases touched in a thumbnail summary. The best we will ever read from a no-holds barred journalist
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    JanH
    October 23rd, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    “I guess money is no object.
    800 luxury hotel rooms booked for Obama’s visit to Mumbai”

    He knows the end is near and this is one of his last hurrahs, living like a king off of the taxpayer’s dime.

  73. nomobama
    October 23rd, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Mrs. Smith
    October 23rd, 2010 at 5:12 am
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    Thanks for this link.
    ____________________________

    You’re welcome. Bookmark Tarpley.net and check in with him often. He runs a LIVE Sunday evening show via radio. If you ever want to talk to him directly, I can give you the toll free #.

  74. moononpluto
    October 22nd, 2010 at 6:29 pm
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    Thank you for this link. I don’t understand the idea that whites should not be protected against discrimination, as if minority communities don’t have their own issues of racism and bigotry.

    The Hillaryis44 website is a clearinghouse of information which is great. If I had to find all of this information on my own, I would not be able to do so, and I would miss out on so much. As it is, there’s information overload, but I do my best to read as much as possible, especially that which catches my eyes immediately.

  75. Just read at timesofindia, that Mr.Waffles and Mrs.”finally proud to be American” will only be visiting India for 2 days, that’s it 2 days! 800 rooms for 2 whole days!

    and the loser did not have to stay at the Taj Mahal, and because its so close to the water, that area has to be protected as well.

    He could have stayed at other hotels, there are some gorgeous ones in New Delhi.

    Guess sky’s the limit when someone else is picking up the tab.

    And looks like the Parliament in India will have to spend a bunch of money to accomodate the TOTUS. What a incompetent loser!

    Wonder if any journalists in India will ask him about Waffle’s “punjab” insult in 2008??

  76. HillaryforTexas
    October 22nd, 2010 at 5:57 pm
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    You’re a nurse? I would have thought something different since you have a keen political mind. That’s not to say that a nurse could not have such a thing, but I was thinking that you might be working in government, or possibly a professor.

  77. lol and BTW it is not THE Taj Mahal but the hotel with the name in Bombay.

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    The real Taj Mahal didn’t have enough columns, and they wouldn’t let Obama bring his own.

  78. And looks like the Parliament in India will have to spend a bunch of money to accomodate the TOTUS.

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    Wouldn’t it be great if somebody pulled that plug. Or put a doctored script in….

  79. God forbid if bad bad republicans thought he was a Musalman for visiting the Taj Mahal. You all know the story of Taj Mahal, right? To start with it is a mausoleum built by a Muslim King Shah Jahan for his wife.

  80. Soros donates $1m to the fight against Fox News

    Media Matters, the not-for-profit website that monitors the conservative wing of the US media, has received a $1m donation from the philanthropist George Soros.

    The organisation says it will use the money to intensify its efforts to hold Fox News hosts, such as Glenn Beck, accountable for their reporting.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/oct/22/george-soros-fox-news

    Launched in May 2004, Media Matters has waged war on Fox and others in the conservative press. It issued a statement saying that Fox is a Republican party “attack machine, dividing Americans through fear-mongering and falsehoods and undermining the legitimacy of our government for partisan political ends.”

    In an accompanying statement, Soros, who has a history of supporting liberal politicians and causes, accused Fox News hosts of “incendiary rhetoric”, which is a challenge “to civil and informed discourse in our democracy.”

    Fox’s proprietor, Rupert Murdoch, has recently given two donations of $1m each, to pro-Republican party organisations.

  81. Adios, Big Pink. I had to stop reading HillBuzz because they were always singing the praises of Dick Cheney. I had to stop visiting No Quarter because they thought General MacChrystal was God’s gift to the human race and the Afghan War was a divine imperative. I had to stop reading Uppity Woman because she seems to think legalized marijuana is just what the doctor ordered. Now I have to stop visiting Hillaryis44 because of this vehement denunciation of common sense coming from the unusual source of Valerie Jarrett. Most homosexuals, as far as I can tell, do indeed choose to live a certain lifestyle that is now being promoted mindlessly by the major forces in this society. Tolerance is essential to a civilized society; subsidizing one lifestyle or another (whether it’s billionaires from Palm Beach, gays, pedophiles, illegals, whatever) at the expense of the rest of us is malignant. I still don’t like Obama; I still don’t like most Republicans, but I just can’t take anymore of this nonsense.

  82. pm317,
    I read that they are not going to visit the Taj Mahal because their children are not with them. Not enough going on between them that warrants a visit to the most romantic place on earth, . But be sure to watch for his doting look trained on her on the campaign trail..
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    I agree there’s nothing there but photo-ops….facebook is filled with jokes today about this gay speech to kids. Some are pretty funny.

    Why on earth do we need the Potus to have a car with 4″ metal in it when our troops have none??? I guess the powers wanted to make him look like folks wanted to take him out…I don’t think he has many threats against his life…its all fake!

  83. from what I remember about what Hillbuzz said about Dick Cheney, I don’t think they were praising Cheney as VP, but rather Cheney being an advocate and proponent of gay marriage.

  84. Valerie Jarrett is not spouting common sense. She is placating his AA base by using phrases like lifestyle choices..

  85. tim,
    Rush is being an idiot. I sure as hell won’t be staying home, nor will any pumas-now-independents.
    —————–

    I had a hard time trying to decipher what exactly Rushbo is up to, but maybe he’s like us and scared half to death that this idiot is in charge of our country?

  86. As for fortifying the Mumbai seacoast so he can stay in a waterfront hotel — why is he even going to Mumbai which is in reach of terrorist attacks? The capitol is New Delhi, far inland.

  87. Valerie Jarrett is being an idiot and a hypocrite. I am willing to be tolerant of both views when it comes to the gay community, I support the 10th amendent, so I respect MA to have their laws of gay marriange and UT will have a opposite view.

    What I don’t respect is the lying, I remember when Mr. Waffles refused to even have a picture taken with the mayor of san francisco because he is a huge proponent of gay marriage. Its the pandering I have an issue with.

    Sarah Palin, she doesn’t support gay marriage at a federal level, yet praises Tammy Bruce, a lesbian, she makes no pandering, you know where she stands, and she is consistent her views with her actions.

    Its the pandering and hypocracy I cannot stand. Its like giving crumbs to each group that needs to be pandering to. Its not a stand on principle, its pandering and lying to each group that needs to be placated.

  88. Tell a 15 year old crippled by shame and self hate, living in social isolation the s/he has made a lifestyle choice.

  89. This nails, Biden and Obama on Iran! From the Telegraph UK
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    Much of the attention surrounding the WikiLeaks document dump will, predictably enough, focus on a single incident of two insurgents being killed after they tried to surrender to an Apache helicopter and, more disturbingly, the widespread abuse of detainees by Iraq forces, apparently with a blind eye being turned by the US military.

    Some of the reporting of the documents is distinctly tendentious. Take for instance this from the Guardian. The headline states as fact that “Apache helicopters kill 14 civilians”. The source for this? A single Iraq informant, speaking to an interpreter for the US military. In addition, an Iraqi colonel said the number was 12.

    Any journalist who has worked in Iraq (and I spent much of 2004 and 2005 there) knows that casualty figures from Iraqis were extremely unreliable and often based on rumour, exaggeration or personal/political agendas and prejudices. In the US report, the figures are rightly described as “unconfirmed”.

    I’m not saying it’s not true that 14 were killed. Civilians die in wars, often in very large numbers, and they certainly did so in Iraq. There might well have been that number or more killed by US forces that. But we just don’t know and things that we can’t be sure about should not be reported as fact just because we might like them to be true.

    Interesting to note also to that the Guardian has seen fit to name the interpreter in the incident report, which I won’t link to for that reason.

    A couple of things to say about the detainee abuse. Clearly, a legacy of Saddam Hussein’s regime was a culture of astonishing brutality in Iraq. To expect that indigenous forces would somehow adhere to Western standards of due process is unrealistic. Also, the effort entailed, in the middle of a war, to investigate every allegation and suspicion of abuse by Iraqis would have been a mammoth, and probably impossible, task.

    The files show there were occasions recorded when morally courageous US troops did intervene and the blind-eye policy was eventually and rightly changed.

    Before I continue, a pet peeve. Can we stop calling them WikiLeaks “the whistle-blowing website”? A whistle-blower is “an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organisation in the hope of stopping it”. First, WikiLeaks does not operate within an organisation. Second, to presuppose they are exposing wrongdoing by leaking classified documents is buying their propaganda. But I digress.

    It seems to me that the most significant revelations from the massive WikiLeaks document dump is the apparent extent of Iran’s nefarious role in Iraq. Remember how we were always being told that the Bush administration was exaggerating the extent of Iranian influence with the Shia militia groups in order to push along a neocon plot to attack Iran? Well, an initial reading of the documents conducted by the New York Times indicates there wasn’t much exaggeration at all.

    Come to think of it, None other than Vice President Joe Biden said as recently as August:

    Iranian influence in Iraq is minimal. It’s been greatly exaggerated.

    So exactly how does that statement square with this from the NYT?

    The reports make it clear that the lethal contest between Iranian-backed militias and American forces continued after President Obama sought to open a diplomatic dialogue with Iran’s leaders and reaffirmed the agreement between the United States and Iraq to withdraw American troops from Iraq by the end of 2011

  90. So if this is right then Bill is helping those who stood by her and helped her???
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    Bill Clinton’s back – and helping out those who supported Hillary in 2008

    By Toby Harnden World Last updated: October 17th, 2010

    I was in Española, New Mexico on Thursday for a Bill Clinton event. Although his voice was rasping and he looked tired (not surprising because, he said, he’s done nearly 80 political events for mid-term candidates) he was on vintage form as he made the case for voting Democratic on November 2nd.

    Clinton, who remains the Big Dog of the Democratic party, blew his own trumpet a fair bit, lauding the “pretty good ecnomy when I was president”. He said: “My last four budgets were surpluses, we paid down $600 billion on the national debt and if those rascals had just stayed with my budget we’d be out of debt for the first time since 1832.”

    But what was most striking about his 29-minute speech was his statement that he had first decided to campaign in 2010 so he could “do about one stop for everybody that helped Hillary run for President” – against, of course, a guy named Barack Obama.

    Bill Clinton in Española
    He was campaigning for Diane Denish, who was a prominent Hillary backer in 2008. He said: “Diane Denish is a friend of mine, she’s a friend of Hillary’s. We care a great deal about her.”

    A Bill Clinton fan in Española
    The underlying message was clear: the Clintons have not gone away. Here’s my column on what this means:

    Fear and loathing in the American body politic is not confined to the anti-tax Tea Party. Across the spectrum of the Democratic party, every hue is feeling it too.

    With a fortnight to go to the midterms, moderate “Blue Dog” Democrats are in big trouble. The party’s left-wing “Yellow Dogs” are up in arms about being taken for granted by the White House “hippy bashers”. Even black bloggers are warning President Barack Obama they won’t be “pimped” for him.

    In this febrile climate within the party, there is one Democratic figure whose soothing tones can help calm things down

  91. Newbie
    October 23rd, 2010 at 2:20 pm
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    I wouldn’t be too hard on the admin’s comment with regards to homosexuality as a lifestyle. Being gay, I feel that I was born that way, so it wasn’t a “choice”. If it were, I would choose to be heterosexual. As for the lifestyle part of the comment, I have to agree with you that lifestyle is a choice. There are gay men who live a very hedonistic lifestyle, and if anyone says otherwise, he or she is lying. There are also gays who live a celibate lifestyle. There are others who live the gay bar lifestyle, etc. So, homosexuality cannot be put into a single lifestyle category, but it is true that homosexuals do live various lifestyles, just like the heterosexual world.

  92. Blago retrial delayed till April
    That sound you hear is Rahm Emanuel exhaling.
    A federal judge in Chicago today granted a defense request to delay the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) from January until April 20, a Chicago source confirms. That would put the trial after the Feb. 22 election and even after a runoff, if necessary, slated for April 5.
    h t t p://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/1010/Blago_retrial_delayed_til_April.html?showall

  93. In any case, it’s advice that I had already decided to follow. There are no US Senatorial or gubernatorial elections here and the incumbent Repug is going to get elected by 70% anyway, so what’s the point in voting?
    ———————-
    The point is the bigger the landslide the better for Hillary. Every vote against the Obama surrogate matters, because it is a known fact that the dead, illegals, union thugs, ACORN spinoffs will be voting for that surrogate, and big media shills like Nina Totenberg will be telling us that he survived the onslaught and will come back sooner rather than later. As an old Media Pennsylvania detective told me one time when you have got the bad guy on the ropes do not let him up.

  94. confloyd, thanks for posting the video of RushLimpbla…

    Rush’s advice to Democrats: Stay Home on Election Day

    ———–
    So Rush reads Hillbuzz and thinks he has the power to claim the October surprise of Hillary’s PUMAs by telling us to stay home and not vote.

    As if we will take his advice or this is some new idea of pushing the corrupt fraud out of the WhiteHouse asap.

    You’re only years late at your advice Rush, too bad he doesn’t read Big Pink, then he might know why most of us will vote, it’s our right to vote, and we will vote Barry back to Chicago because WE do not want him, NEVER have wanted Him as our president.

  95. Shadowfax,
    Personally I hope he falls in love with India and stays there!

    Fitzgerald has put it out that they are going to watch the Chicago elections VERY close.. I will see if I can find the link!

  96. George Soros has many disguises. Faux philanthropy is one of them. There is a fundamental difference between real philanthropy and the faux philanthropy practiced by Soros: real philanthropy emanates from a detached interested generosity and its aim is to increase the well being of humankind. Faux philanthropy seeks to create a charitable facade behind which the actor pursues an agenda which is both evil and destructive of human kind. Obama is his godson and his tool.

  97. Shadowfax,
    I’m a long way from Brownsville, although I grew up not far from there. Maybe he’ll make a stop somewhere here in East Texas. I sure regret not taking off to see him when he came to Tyler in 08′. I did go see Hillary in Waco, and it was great!

  98. There are no US Senatorial or gubernatorial elections here and the incumbent Repug is going to get elected by 70% anyway, so what’s the point in voting?
    ———————-
    The point is the bigger the landslide the better for Hillary. Every vote against the Obama surrogate matters

    =====================

    Yes, especailly when the outcome is not really in doubt. There we can vote GOP without worrying about hurting a good Dem because the Dem is a lost cause anyway. Tho as usual I think voting third party would send a clearer message.

  99. confloyd
    October 23rd, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Shadowfax,
    Personally I hope he falls in love with India and stays there!

    —————————-

    No, no, he should go to Pohkisthan and become the President and the PM of that country and amass all its wealth and become the richest man on earth and live happily ever after with MO.

  100. @ nomobama @ 3:01

    I don’t think human sexuality is monolithic, either on the gay or the straight side. For instance, I believe that many gay people are born that way. I have known some people that I knew were gay when they were 8 or 10 years old. It was just obvious, even to us kids. That’s one group, and I don’t think those people would ever feel hetero sexual attraction, no matter WHAT later events shape their lives and sexual development.

    That said, I do think that there may be another (likely smaller) group of gay or lesbian people who do choose it to some extent. I had one lesbian friend who had a history of horrible sexual abuse from a brother, and she later gravitated to women because it just felt psychologically safer to her as a sexual outlet. She herself said to me that if the abuse had not happened, she might indeed have grown up to be hetero. Who knows? But she didn’t – her life shaped her sexual feelings just as it shapes other feelings, and she was happy and fulfilled in her life, so it’s really an academic exercise whether C would have happened if A and B had not.

    So long as no one is being pressured, or is unhappy, we ought to leave people alone to do what makes them happy with whoever they want to be happy with. Gay people are not a monolith, they are not all the same. I know gay people who are in-your-face promiscuous, deliberately provocative, wallow in mindless pointless gutter sex like a drug, and demand that everyone agree that that’s a healthy thing. I don’t agree. I know hetero people who do the same. I think both are sad, sad people. I also know plenty of gay and lesbian people who just want to live their lives and find someone to love (albeit often with a few unwise relationships along the way just like the rest of us).

    My point is that people are not monolithic, nor are subsets and groups of people monolithic. I can’t say for certain that ALL gay or lesbian people are born that way, though I suspect most are. But it really doesn’t matter. If you’re a good and decent person, then you are cool with me. If you are a shallow selfish manipulative asshole who happens to be gay, I’ll point that out as well – not because you are gay, but because you are an asshole. Just like I would a straight person whose actions and morals I find offensive. I’m allowed to have opinions, though hey, it’s still your life – no skin off my nose.

  101. I strongly support ALL gays whether they consider they were born with no choice or whether they consider that they had a choice and chose a same sex partner.

    Limiting support to those ‘born’ that way takes away support for those who chose the lifestyle — perhaps after a successful straight marriage with children ended.

    Nobody should have to make a case for ‘no choice’ in order to get support and legal rights for whatever lifestyle they want right now.

  102. Just thought I’d point out this sentence from that Newsweek poll article:

    In 1994, NEWSWEEK Polls showed a similar steep climb in President Clinton’s approval between late September and late October, but Democrats still suffered a rout in the midterms.

  103. I just think the term lifestyle is ok when referring to the way people live their lives. In that sense, lifestyle is a choice, but it should not be confused with having a choice of being homosexual or not. I believe that gay people are born that way.

  104. Seriously, I hope no one here takes the election for granted by staying home. Most races in recent history have been close. I can hardly believe it is all by chance that very few votes separate the losers from the winners, but more often than not, it does. I am helpless to explain why.
    For those who may be following the TeaPartyPatriots tour, or are curious here is there schedule between now and Election Day:
    h t t p://teapartypatriots.org/gotvtour.aspx
    The tour culminates November 2, 2010 Washington, DC West Lawn of Capitol Election Day Rally 5:30pm
    Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey NW Washington, DC Election Night Party 6:30pm
    I sure hope they have plenty to celebrate.

  105. holdthemaccountable
    Its got to be a big turnover, bigger than Bill’s. If it is not then we are going to hear a constant comparison of Bill’s 94′ and Obama’s 10′. We are already hearing the crowd comparison…they tell you that most of these folks are astroturf.

    It’s all fake….I hear now that Issa wants to work with Obama and not start the inquiries! Go figure!

  106. Newbie and others are confusing “lifestyle” with “orientation” and gender identity. A person who is “gay” or “straight” can choose a “lifestyle” of promiscuity or celibacy, drinking or sobriety, arts or sports (or both), vegetarian or omnivore, work or play, etc. Yes a gay person can choose a lifestyle in the same way that a straight person can choose a lifestyle – but sexual orientation is something quite different from a lifestyle.

    That is not to say that all persons are either “gay” or “straight”. There is a “scale” from “0” (exclusively heterosexual) to “6” (exclusively homosexual) as Kinsey described in Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and the later work on human female sexuality.

    The essential question is whether someone who is exclusively gay should be discriminated against and whether same-sex relationships should be prohibited by law. It strains credulity to imagine that someone who is exclusively straight can somehow choose, without coercion, to be gay or vice versa. Even in the case of coercion, circumstance, or financial remuneration the most that can be expected is a physical sexual act – but the orientation remains.

  107. Admin: That is a good video from Sharon Angle.

    I have not complained too much about all the freaking democrats emailing me and asking me for money from Begala to Carville, but I freaking draw the line on the one I just got from that lying, thief Donna Brazile!
    I certainly hope she reads this blog!

  108. Bill and Hillary Clinton are back at the top of the political game, perhaps setting their sights for something more

    By Jeff Winkler – The Daily Caller 10/22/2010

    In an environment in which Democrats all over the country are fighting for their political survival, approval ratings are low and the party is at risk of losing its grip on Congress, two high-profile Democrats are thriving – Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    The comeback couple is looking good these days. A recent Bloomberg survey that measured the popularity of several politicians showed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the lead with a favorability rating of 64 percent. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, was not listed in the Bloomberg survey but a separate Gallup poll this week shows that he is a bigger asset to Democrats than President Obama.

    That is a significant contrast from the 2008 primaries, when both Clintons had lower-than-average ratings. In April 2008, Hillary Clinton had a 55 percent unfavorable rating among registered voters, according to an August 2008 Washington Post-ABC poll. Bill Clinton, who was chastised for several comments he made on the campaign trail, held a 47-point favorable rating among registered voters in April 2008 , just 10 points above his worst rating as a sitting President.

    Now, however, the couple is riding high again.

    Plenty of attention has been given to Bill Clinton’s impressive and relentless campaigning for Democratic candidates and polls show what most people already know: The former president can go places, and perform tricks, that Obama – or any politician – can’t.

    Bill Clinton has campaigned for more than 65 candidates at nearly 100 events in an effort to get out the vote, according to the Associated Press.

    While both the current and former president are crisscrossing the country to try to give candidates a boost – Obama is currently campaigning on the West coast – the Gallup poll released this week shows that Clinton’s effectiveness is much greater among supporters of both parties and independents.

    The ex-president understands “how normal ‘walking-around’ folks are feeling,” Paul Begala, a confidante and former top strategist, told The Washington Post. “Both the right and the left have mocked that I-feel-your-pain empathy, but Americans have always liked it. It’s the core of him, even more than the brain. It’s real.”

    Part of Clinton’s appeal might be the country’s love for all things antique, especially presidents.

    “All [Clinton is] doing is energizing the base,” said professor Stephen Wayne, the American Government Field Chair at Georgetown University. “The Democratic base has fond memories of the Clintons and he was a very partisan president which made him popular within his own party and at the same time unpopular in the opposition.”

    Wayne noted that Truman was very unpopular during while in office and even during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency, but that all changed with time. The same is true for Jimmy Carter who Wayne said was polling very well during Clinton’s worst years of approval ratings.

    “You remember that they were president and you think of them fondly and you don’t think of all the things they did or that happened that you didn’t like,” said Wayne. “So the partisan people like Truman and Clinton are remembered fondly by the partisans.”

    However, several Republicans who worked with Clinton in the past have come out recently to reminisce about that time and point out that he was a much more pragmatic leader than they perceive Obama to be.

    The other half of the power couple, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is seeing her own popularity rise during this campaign season.

    Heritage Vice President for Government Relations Michael Franc said the reason for this sudden popularity is perspective. Like President Clinton during his last years in office, the Secretary of State has been working as a Democratic-centrists said Franc. While that has always been where she was on the political spectrum, it now shows more clearly because of the current administration’s shift to the left.

    “With the ascent of Obama and his appointees, his style of governing, the ascent of Reid and Pelosi and their coalitions, the ideological center of gravity has moved dramatically toward the left,” said Franc.

    “So someone like Clinton, who is where she’s always been, now looks like the center. … People are getting a taste of what a real liberal radical agenda looks like and they don’t really associate her with that,” Franc added.

    Hillary Clinton’s high favorables are one of the reasons why rumors surfaced this month that she might be called upon to help out her former rival Barack Obama by replacing Vice President Joe Biden on the 2012 ballots. While all sides quickly sought to quash the chatter, the fact that some people would like to see her on the ticket is a testament to her popularity.

    While even seasoned Democrats are in trouble this election cycle, the Clinton name, which will not appear on any ballot, seems unaffected by the problems their party have. It also shows that this isn’t the Clinton’s first rodeo. The couple has endured many up and downs in their political careers.

    “The one thing that has positioned [the Clintons] where they are today is experience, the incredible reservoir of experience they have in local politics and generational politics,” said Republican strategist Kevin Madden. “They’ve been fully weatherized for all the elements of politics.”

    It is that political savvy that makes some question whether Bill Clinton’s relentless campaigning has reasons that go beyond helping Democrats hold on to control in Congress.

    “My suspicion in his campaigning, he’s building up Hillary’s rolodex,” said Franc. “They’re getting a lot of commitments, political debts that can be redeemed sometime in the future. ”

    “I don’t think these are random acts,” he added. “They’re a very political shrewd couple and still seem to be Clinton Inc.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/22/bill-and-hillary-clinton-are-back-at-the-top-of-the-political-game-perhaps-setting-their-sights-for-something-more/print/

  109. Newbie,

    If you think any political website is going to be everything to everybody, then I wish you luck in your search.

    I may not agree with everything Admin and others post, but I still think this is the best darn Hillary Clinton site on the internet.

  110. A sneak peek at Hillary Clinton’s new global strategy

    By Carlos Lozada
    Sunday, October 24, 2010

    How Hillary Clinton sees the world

    Every four years, the Pentagon puts out its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), a massive document laying out military strategies, objectives, threats and doctrine, and setting priorities from spending on future weapons systems to the training of America’s armed forces.

    But what about the diplomats? Not to be outdone, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced last year that the State Department would begin issuing its own Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. “Instead of simply trying to adjust to the way things are,” Clinton said in July 2009, when she announced the initiative, “we need to get in the habit of looking to the horizon and planning for how we want things to be.”

    So, how does Madam Secretary want things to be? The QDDR won’t be made public until next month, but in a 5,500-word essay forthcoming in the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs, Clinton offers a preview:

    It’s not all about governments anymore.

    “In the 21st century, a diplomat is as likely to meet with a tribal elder in a rural village as a counterpart in a foreign ministry, and is as likely to wear cargo pants as a pinstriped suit,” Clinton writes. She calls on diplomats to engage directly with the private sector, civil society and opinion leaders, especially in authoritarian states. How? By drawing from all agencies of the U.S. government to create a “global civilian service of the same caliber and flexibility of the U.S. military.”

    Note the second “D” in QDDR.

    Clinton wants to elevate development as a co-equal among the priorities of U.S. foreign policy. “Strengthening middle classes around the world will be key to creating the just and sustainable international order that lies at the heart of the United States’ national security strategy,” she writes. She also threads the needle on the old debates about the links between destitution and extremism: “Poverty and repression do not automatically engender terrorism,” Clinton says, “but countries that are impoverished, corrupt, lawless . . . are more prone to becoming havens for terrorists and other criminals.”

    Diplomats at war.

    Clinton notes that one in five U.S. diplomats is working in Iraq, Afghanistan or Pakistan. In Iraq, for instance, there are 1,600 civilians working alongside the 50,000 U.S. troops still there, and in Afghanistan, some 1,100 diplomats and civilians are leading reconstruction and development efforts and “will remain there after U.S. troops are gone.”

    More cash is needed.

    “The House and Senate have appropriated hundreds of billions of dollars for the military missions in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Clinton writes. “The diplomatic and development activities there represent a fraction of that cost, yet the funding often gets bogged down in old debates over foreign aid. . . . These missions can succeed, but only with the necessary congressional leadership and support.”

    And that is really the critical question. Clinton and her colleagues at State can write all the strategy documents and policy reviews they want, but in midst of an economic crisis and exploding deficits, will they get the resources to see their vision come to life?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/22/AR2010102203592.html

  111. admin
    October 23rd, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    =========================

    Well put. I’d swear that you were a sociology professor with that answer. 🙂

  112. Part of Clinton’s appeal might be the country’s love for all things antique, especially presidents.

    ———————————
    That freaking comment pisses me off! They always get one cutting remark in their article…the bastards! This must be a journolister!

  113. Jan H, I love the video of Hillary and the Queen, but if I were Hillary I’d be very careful of riding in a car the Queen got for me….we all know she’s an Obama bot! She levels the playing field like no other and gets away with it!

    I also thought the Queen looked a little icy and of coarse Prince Phillip of what I could see of his face looked like he just put down his martini.

  114. confloyd
    October 23rd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Yes, confloyd. I noticed in the video, Hillary was whisked away in a (Ger) Beemer not a (Brit) Jaguar or a Range Rover. (which is the choice of QE)

  115. I found the following article on the bitterpoliticz blog tonight. I am not promoting Glenn Beck here, not that I dislike him, or anything. I just wanted to laugh at Dana Milbank.

    Writer Dana Milbank’s critical book on Glenn Beck sees slow sales

    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank’s new book critical of Fox News host Glenn Beck isn’t exactly going out-of-stock, The Daily Caller has learned.

    Milbank’s “Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America” has sold fewer than 1,600 copies nationwide since it was released Oct. 5, according to a source with knowledge of the figures.

    Milbank’s publicist, Todd Doughty, declined to confirm a figure. “Random House does not release sales figures as a corporate policy,” he said.

    Doughty said 38,700 copies of Milbank’s book have been printed.

    The summary of the book says Milbank “exposes [Beck] as the guy who is single-handedly giving patriotism a bad name.”

    “The wildly popular Fox News host with 3 million daily viewers perfectly captures the vitriol of our time and the fact-free state of our political culture,” the description on Amazon.com reads. “The secret to his success is his willingness to traffic in the fringe conspiracies and Internet hearsay that others wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole: death panels, government health insurance for dogs, FEMA concen­tration camps, an Obama security force like Hitler’s SS.”

    By comparison, Beck released a novel this summer called The Overton Window that sold more than 132,000 copies in its first week.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/22/writer-dana-milbank%E2%80%99s-critical-book-on-glenn-beck-sees-slow-sales/#ixzz13EmheDM8

  116. Mrs. Smith
    October 23rd, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    confloyd
    October 23rd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I think that car is from U.S. Embassy. That’s how diplomats travel in foreign cities – in their own embassy cars, for eecurity and other ressons.

  117. ecoast,
    Who buys and pays for these cars for the U.S. Embassy?? I saw Hillary’s huge car from D.C. setting right out in front in the pic.

  118. ecoast
    October 23rd, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Mrs. Smith
    I think that car is from U.S. Embassy. That’s how diplomats travel in foreign cities – in their own embassy cars, for eecurity and other ressons.
    _____________________-

    How are you doing, Mrs Smith?

    I’m learning… 😆

    Thanks for the info- ecoast 🙂

  119. JanH @6:46, I agree.

    I really don’t understand people who must agree with everything in order to glean something. I tend to be an omnivore, whether it be political or other subjects. I’m curious, because I like to understand even views with which I ultimately disagree. I may find myself one day reading an out-and-out communist blog, or a staunch conservative blog, and all things in between.

    I guess I’ve just never understood the concept of limiting what one takes in. I’m not a child. I can take it all in, glean what’s useful, and discard the rest. I don’t need a parental “filter” to guard my weak impressionable mind. Taking in information does not equal allegiance to the source of that information. That whole mindset is just so foreign to me as to be baffling.

  120. Mrs. Smith, As you can tell I’m not a Royal watcher. My mother was an avid lover of all things Royal. However, all that pomp and circumstand is bs to me. I more comfortable in jeans, boots and jeans.
    I am really not fond of those Brits, I don’t trust them.

  121. Confloyd – US Embassy must have a fleet of cars of different makes and models for all occasions and official visitors. You and I pay for them, of course. That huge car may be her security detail. She would not be depending on the Queen for a ride.

  122. I wonder what Hillary was talking about “such and urgent matter” to discuss???
    I also thought the Queen came here to this year for something, can’t remember what it was for though??

    I think the globe is broke, I think they’ve lost it all with their gambling on derivites and we are going to pay for it.

  123. H4T, I agree I love listening to new ideas…I have a new friend that grew up in the Phillipines and I love listening to stories about her country. I also have read some pretty unusual blogs with different points of view. I actually like reading LaRouche, of coarse he also has visions of granduer just and Obama does…LOL!

  124. Here is another one of the “deep throat” exposes on the Øbama White House. The best part of this installment is the mention that after the midterm elections, more Democrats will come forward and talk about the Democratic party and its current failings.

    White House Insider Part 2: The President needs to grow up.
    by Ulsterman in Issues, September 15, 2010

    Once again we have the privilege of speaking with someone from within the Obama team – a former member of the Obama campaign and transition team, and longtime Washington DC political insider. This is the follow up to our original discussion that took place a few weeks ago.

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    So you still wish to keep your name hidden from the public? Why? I intend to remain working in this town for a bit longer. A public disclosure might complicate that just a bit given who is in power right now. But I won’t be the last one from the current administration coming forward. After the midterms, there will be a number of us speaking about what is really going on in the Democrat Party, if for nothing else because it’s such a damn mess right now.

    What do you mean “it’s a damn mess”? I mean just what I said. The Democrat Party is the most chaotic I have ever seen it – and that goes back almost 30 years.

    So who is to blame? We all are. By we I mean those of us who were working within the party power structure the last ten years or so. We got so caught up in the hate Bush mentality, we let the party get hijacked by our own far left. That was disaster the moment it happened. The disaster that will be the midterm election in 2010 started in November of 2006 when Pelosi and Reid took over the Democrat Party. Those two have only brought trouble to the Democrat Party since day one of that time.

    How do you mean? (A long pause…) Look, I’ve been in the Democrat Party in one way or other, be it campaigns, fundraising, lobbying, whatever…we lost our way in 2006. We put in place a Speaker of the House who is an absolute public relations train wreck. The lady is a… She’s tough. Yeah, she’s real tough. But outside of the halls of Congress, forget it. She’s a nut to the American people because America was and is a right of center country. As a Democrat I say that, because I understand it. Bill Clinton understood it. Pelosi, Reid, Obama…they don’t accept that fact.

    You mention Clinton a lot. Yeah, I do because Bill Clinton was the very best politician of our time and I got to see it up close for a period of time and I am still amazed at just how good he was. Second, I think Bill Clinton was a damn good president. He should be recognized more for just how good he really was.

    And you don’t place Obama in the same league as Bill Clinton? (Laughter) Hell no. Obama has only been in office a couple of years, so that isn’t even a fair question right now. But what I have seen of Barack Obama has not left me with the confidence to say he will be as good a president as Bill Clinton. Maybe he will get it figured out before 2012, and I sure as hell hope so because the Republicans are getting some real oddballs running their own show over there and that scares me too.

    What scares you more as president – Sarah Palin or Barack Obama? (Hands to head) Oh boy. What a choice! People would kill me for saying this – actually you know what, there are more and more of us Democrats saying what I am going to say in one form or another… Sarah Palin understands America more than Barack Obama. Yes, she has a minority of our far left who hates her, and some in our media are part of that group, but overall, she seems to get America. Americans aren’t a complicated people, and neither is Sarah Palin, so that probably works in her favor. But President Obama is just out of touch. He really doesn’t understand what America is. What it’s about. Or who it is. And that is a real problem for him – and the Democrat Party at this moment in its history.

    Are you saying you would vote for Sarah Palin over Barack Obama? No, I don’t think I could do that. As much as I admire Palin’s ability to connect with the American people, I just can’t stand her politics. I am a pro-choice Democrat. I support unions. I support welfare programs. Sarah Palin understands America, but that doesn’t mean she understands the best parts of America. That being said, I think President Obama understands hardly any of America. That is probably a big reason he appears so lost these days.

    Last time you mentioned trouble with the Obama marriage. I am not going to ask you to elaborate on that specifically, but could you tell us if you like Michelle Obama? Like is not a word we use in D.C. very much. Do I respect the First Lady? Sure. She seems like a strong woman, a good mother. I wasn’t around her really enough to say anything more than that. Or, at least, I would rather not.

    Were you afraid of her? No – not anymore than anyone else who was around her as briefly as I was. Here is what I get from the First Lady. She is very much the Chicago ideologue. Nancy Pelosi is the far left of the Democrat Party, right? Well, Michelle Obama might be to the left of Nancy Pelosi. She really doesn’t care for how things work in the country and she wants to see it all changed. I can respect that, though I would guess she is far too liberal even for me – and I consider myself a liberal Democrat.

    Could she be mean? Mean? She’s the First Lady. She is a strong, influential woman in America. I don’t know what you are trying to ask me there – though I suspect what you are trying to get at and all I will say to that is, “Don’t go there.”

    If you had President Obama here right now and you could give him some advice that he would follow, what would that advice be? (Long silence. Eyes closed – long sigh) Man, that’s a tough question right there. I have thought about it a lot lately. I know I’m not the only one who left that White House feeling really let down, but maybe that wasn’t fair to the President. Maybe our own expectations got so high that he had no choice but to let us down…some advice, huh? Hopefully without sounding disrespectful, I would tell the President to pull his head out of his ass. To man up, grow up, and start to pay attention to what the American people want and need. That is a big-big flaw with this president. He comes at it from the position of thinking he knows what we need because we don’t have the ability to know for ourselves. And he doesn’t respect any opinion that is different from his own. He just doesn’t care to know any other side to any given issue. I really believe it’s a maturity thing. I think our president needs to grow up. I hate to put it that way, but there it is. President Obama – grow up.

    Read more: http://socyberty.com/issues/white-house-insider-part-2-the-president-needs-to-grow-up/3/?ewrd=1#ixzz13F4qAmOJ

  125. Ok, this was from a month ago, and may have been discussed already here. Anyway, I don’t know which Clinton interview was in which Bill Clinton supposedly tipped his hat. If anyone knows, please write about it. Thanks.

    White House Insider: The Clintons Are Going For It.
    Published by Ulsterman on September 21, 2010

    In a somewhat brief and cryptic email message, the D.C. Insider states Bill Clinton tipped his hat this past week in a nationally broadcast interview.

    Read more: http://newsflavor.com/opinions/white-house-insider-the-clintons-are-going-for-it/#ixzz13F9XySZj

    Author’s Note: Since completing Part Three of the White House

    Insider series, little communication has come from the individual responsible for the information surrounding those articles. So little communication in fact, I began to worry for their well being. Thankfully, I received a brief email message recently indicating they were in fact well, and offering up this information for my readers. I am uncertain as to where they are attempting to point me, and now hoping some of you can share some of your own plausible responses, as the Insider has yet to respond to my requests for further clarification. Here are portions of that email, printed with the permission of its originator, with some names withheld per their request.

    Clinton gave major indicator over weekend news as to what they are trying to pull off. It was a message to the possible donors “We are giving it serious consideration.” Surprised he did it so openly, but maybe they are that confident or feel no better time will present itself. Forwarded my thoughts to -name withheld- who agrees with observation. States WH made note of it too and are not pleased. -Name withheld- in particular thinks BC and HC are coming for them – the Clintons are going for it. WH divided as there are a number of them from the Clinton adm. Suspicions at all time high. -Name withheld- on way out. Should be announced soon. Did you catch the Pelosi news? Told you it was going down. More to come as well – much more. Had breakfast with -name withheld- yesterday. He stated she was “D.C. toast”. No way she retains Speaker pos. Party already planning to push her out if need be. Glad to hear. Very glad. WH helping with that by the way. -Name withheld- personally confirmed that fact. Good luck.

    Ok readers, I need a bit of help here. While I am very thankful for the information pertaining to House Speaker Pelosi, and in finding that earlier information to be proven accurate following our publishing of Part Three of the Insider series, I am at a loss regarding the “major indicator” given by Bill Clinton this past weekend. While Clinton has given a number of interviews recently, which does make it appear as if something may be up regarding the now legendary Clinton political machine, I am unable to determine with any certainty what he said that would indicate they (the Clintons) are “going for it”. The Insider has gone quiet again, so if we are to pull ahead of this potentially developing story, I will need your help. Please leave suggestions in the comments section of this article and I promise you I will review them regularly – please help me with what I am missing in regards to the Insider’s indications. In the interim, I will continue to investigate the information contained in this most recent Insider email, and if I am able to come up with an acceptable conclusion, rest assured it will be published post haste.

    AUTHOR’S UPDATE: The email for this article came to us approximately 72 hours ago. Publication took place on the morning of September 21st. Within hours of publication of this Insider report, senior White House economic advisor Larry Summers announced his intention to leave the Obama White House. Summers is the most high level departure from the White House to date – a member of the West Wing team. He is also a former member of the Clinton White House. This departure appears to further emphasize the legitimacy of the Insider, who within the context of the email published above, indicated just such a departure:

    -Name withheld- on way out. Should be announced soon.

    Read more: http://newsflavor.com/opinions/white-house-insider-the-clintons-are-going-for-it/#ixzz13F9Bf2hM

  126. I think this is the most recent information from the “deep throat insider” about the White House. I don’t know about you, but I like reading about this, even if I can’t be sure that it is true. I tend to believe it.

    Our White House Insider delivers another emailed update indicating the Clintons are still giving strong consideration to 2012, continued conflicts between Obama and Pelosi, and coming-soon revelations about a “serious” White House scandal.

    White House Insider: Coming Soon – Serious White House Scandal
    Published by Ulsterman on October 18, 2010

    Our White House Insider delivers another emailed update indicating the Clintons are still giving strong consideration to 2012, continued conflicts between Obama and Pelosi, and coming-soon revelations about a “serious” White House scandal.

    Author’s Note: This email was received from our White House Insider over the weekend. Originally we had intended a more complete face to face interview but a scheduling conflict required that meeting be rescheduled. The identities of non-material 3rd parties have been excluded:

    ____

    Sorry for having to cancel our face to face. I accepted advisory position with the -name withheld- campaign. Got a ton of work to do as time is short but nice to be “back in it.” Getting timely information from sources in WH increasingly difficult. Have not seen a situation where things were so tight as this current WH. Staff fear levels very high. Abnormally so. I caution you on your own attempts. Be very careful. Something beyond just the election cycle and loss of House going on now. Received reliable word that a “serious” scandal is being navigated by WH officials right now. At present unable to get clarification. Source is scared. I am not comfortable pushing so hard as to possibly endanger them. Attempting follow up on information with another source. Will contact you with that information when it becomes available. This sounds very serious though, and WH is cracking down on containment hard. Very hard. NYT is said to know something. Keep eyes n ears open as it appears, based on what I have so far, this will start to break open sooner than later. Developing.

    Continue watching Pelosi as well. Democrats in House pushing her out regardless of election outcome. She is fighting back. Has some support within Party while other Democrats getting support from WH. -Name withheld- and others attempting to keep Party together despite eventual outcome, which is Pelosi is done as Speaker. Confirmed again. Pelosi is done. Two key House leaders agreed with WH to support move. She no longer has the numbers to protect herself. Heard from source within Pelosi office that Speaker considering retirement from House with PR campaign against Obama to follow. Developing.

    Lastly, told HC turned down VP offer from WH. ”Thanks but no thanks.” MO infuriated with refusal from HC, though MO did not want Clinton as VP regardless. Feels Clintons do not respect them and cannot be trusted. HC still considering run in 2012. BC pushing hard with donors to support 2012 HC campaign and getting positive response. Believe HC to reveal more intent shortly after midterms. Developing.

    Really will try to talk in person soon. Again – be careful. The current climate has become much more serious. I mean it. STAY ALERT. BE CAREFUL. WATCH YOUR BACK.

    Read more: http://newsflavor.com/opinions/white-house-insider-coming-soon-serious-white-house-scandal/#ixzz13FCpKUuR

  127. A quickly formed coalition of Black and Latino city and union leaders has formed to engage in an “anyone but Rahm” Chicago mayoral campaign.

    If there is any remaining doubt that the departure of Rahm Emanuel from the Obama White House was anything less than testy, look no further than the increasingly aggressive “anyone but Rahm” political coalition that has sprung up in Chicago – a coalition that intends to stomp out Emanuel’s hopes of being Chicago’s next mayor.

    The primary components of this coalition are minority city leaders and union leaders – the very coalition that proved integral in launching Barack Obama’s Illinois political career that eventually led Obama all the way to the White House. A report by CBS Chicago outlined some of the primary anti-Rahm players as being various city council members such as highly influential Ricardo Munez and Ed Smith, as well as Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez – all three of whom were at the same Chicago teachers union rally this past week – a rally Rahm Emanuel was not invited to attend.

    When President Obama made a recent midterm election campaign stop in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel did not attend that event either, and the only mention the president made regarding his former Chief of Staff was a passing joke at Emanuel’s expense. At that Obama rally were the same city council members and union leaders now opposing Emanuel’s mayoral campaign. President Obama has yet to give a formal endorsement of his former White House Chief of Staff – and it appears no such endorsement may ever come.

    Read more: http://newsflavor.com/politics/us-politics/obama-operatives-working-against-rahm-emanuels-mayoral-campaign/#ixzz13FDyrz8m

  128. confloyd
    October 23rd, 2010 at 11:01 pm
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    I’ve always like that song, and remember it from when I was a kid. Unfortunately, I hate to associate songs that I like with people that I despise.

    Anyway, the image at 1:15 in the video where Øbama has his arms folded and is looking in the direction of Hillary makes me want to slap him a shot. What a brute.

  129. nobama, yeah it was a great song and it fits the fraud. That nose he throws up in the air irritates me too. Of coarse everything that man does irritates me. That video is pretty sickening.

    I do like your inside scoops….Obama has either had a girlfriend or a boyfriend….that’s the only thing that fits. Especially since they are going to India and not going to the real Taj Mahal without the kids…I am sure the power got to him and he partook of an offer he could not refuse and MO found out and so did the servants. It’ll come out…even if he has so many folks protecting him. Something is not right because all his inner circle is very close friends…so that’s not normal!

  130. Confloyd, it seems that some of what this insider has written and talked about has now come to be. If there was a blow up in the White House, and a scandal brewing as speculated, I can’t wait to read about both of them.

  131. From Ace of Spades blog.

    Nevada Early Vote Totals Week 1 vs 2008
    —CAC
    From GMU’s awesome tally site and just updated today with statewide totals:

    Continue reading

    CLARK COUNTY:
    2008 DEM: 52.0% 2010 46.3% (-5.7%)
    2008 GOP: 30.6% 2010 37.9% (+7.3%)
    2008 IND: 17.4% 2010 15.8% (-1.6%)

    WASHOE COUNTY:
    2008 DEM: 47.1% 2010 39.7% (-7.4%)
    2008 GOP: 35.3% 2010 46.6% (+11.3%)
    2008 IND: 17.5% 2010 13.7% (-3.8%)

    STATE WIDE:
    2008 No Party: 561,776 votes total
    2010 TOTAL: 161,145 votes
    By party:
    GOP: 42.5%
    DEM: 42.4%
    IND: 15.1%
    (this despite over a 5% deficit in voter registration to the Democrats)

    This is week one data for 2010 v total for 2008 early vote.
    Interesting to see if this pattern holds next week, if so it marks a sizeable shift for the Republicans. The Democrats in Nevada are really, really pushing their GOTV efforts during early voting. If the best they can get now is a tie statewide…

    (for additional early voting stats updated daily go here: http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2010.html)

  132. Following the bread crumbs from the article above by nomobama (11:31), I found this article about the Clinton’s…from the insider at the Whitehouse…

    White House Insider: The Clintons Are Going For It.

    In a somewhat brief and cryptic email message, the D.C. Insider states Bill Clinton tipped his hat this past week in a nationally broadcast interview.

    Author’s Note: Since completing Part Three of the White House Insider series, little communication has come from the individual responsible for the information surrounding those articles. So little communication in fact, I began to worry for their well being. Thankfully, I received a brief email message recently indicating they were in fact well, and offering up this information for my readers. I am uncertain as to where they are attempting to point me, and now hoping some of you can share some of your own plausible responses, as the Insider has yet to respond to my requests for further clarification. Here are portions of that email, printed with the permission of its originator, with some names withheld per their request.

    B. Clinton gave major indicator over weekend news as to what they are trying to pull off. It was a message to the possible donors “We are giving it serious consideration.” Surprised he did it so openly, but maybe they are that confident or feel no better time will present itself. Forwarded my thoughts to -name withheld- who agrees with observation. States WH made note of it too and are not pleased. -Name withheld- in particular thinks BC and HC are coming for them – the Clintons are going for it. WH divided as there are a number of them from the Clinton adm. Suspicions at all time high. -Name withheld- on way out. Should be announced soon. Did you catch the Pelosi news? Told you it was going down. More to come as well – much more. Had breakfast with -name withheld- yesterday. He stated she was “D.C. toast”. No way she retains Speaker pos. Party already planning to push her out if need be. Glad to hear. Very glad. WH helping with that by the way. -Name withheld- personally confirmed that fact. Good luck.

    Ok readers, I need a bit of help here. While I am very thankful for the information pertaining to House Speaker Pelosi, and in finding that earlier information to be proven accurate following our publishing of Part Three of the Insider series, I am at a loss regarding the “major indicator” given by Bill Clinton this past weekend. While Clinton has given a number of interviews recently, which does make it appear as if something may be up regarding the now legendary Clinton political machine, I am unable to determine with any certainty what he said that would indicate they (the Clintons) are “going for it”. The Insider has gone quiet again, so if we are to pull ahead of this potentially developing story, I will need your help. Please leave suggestions in the comments section of this article and I promise you I will review them regularly – please help me with what I am missing in regards to the Insider’s indications. In the interim, I will continue to investigate the information contained in this most recent Insider email, and if I am able to come up with an acceptable conclusion, rest assured it will be published post haste.

    AUTHOR’S UPDATE: The email for this article came to us approximately 72 hours ago. Publication took place on the morning of September 21st. Within hours of publication of this Insider report, senior White House economic advisor Larry Summers announced his intention to leave the Obama White House. Summers is the most high level departure from the White House to date – a member of the West Wing team. He is also a former member of the Clinton White House. This departure appears to further emphasize the legitimacy of the Insider, who within the context of the email published above, indicated just such a departure:

    -Name withheld- on way out. Should be announced soon.

  133. Lots of complaining all over the web over the expense of this Mumbai visit. Since the nation is in dire straights financially, Potus is spending like a drunken sailor.

    I guess all the security is because where the Hotel is located? I bet the guy has to eat special food prepared by his own chef and that is why they have to bring the chef. Something is physically wrong with this guy.

  134. nomobama
    October 23rd, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I think this is the most recent information from the “deep throat insider” about the White House. I don’t know about you, but I like reading about this, even if I can’t be sure that it is true. I tend to believe it.

    —————

    I’m with you on this, I hope it’s true.

  135. What does it mean when the article says he’s taking his chef because he doesn’t want his food spiked….what does that mean…poisoned…spiced or what?

    Is the guy in total paranoia or what?? I guess he heard that GWB was actually poisoned according the Laura.

  136. This about MO sounds true and I hope Hillary had the chance to tell Barry to take the VP job and shove it!!!

    Lastly, told HC turned down VP offer from WH. ”Thanks but no thanks.” MO infuriated with refusal from HC, though MO did not want Clinton as VP regardless. Feels Clintons do not respect them and cannot be trusted. HC still considering run in 2012. BC pushing hard with donors to support 2012 HC campaign and getting positive response. Believe HC to reveal more intent shortly after midterms. Developing.

    Come on Hillary!!!!

    I wish henry was around to post that song about Hillary. I can’t remember the name of it on Youtube.

  137. How is that Bill C. and Hillary traveled over the world and never got “poisoned”, yet Laura says GWB was poisoned and I remember when HWB passed out…something about the food?? It’s kind of weird…don’t you think???

  138. Confloyd
    Maybe Barry took advice from the Aholes at MSNBC when they said he should never make her is VP without watching what he ate.

    Implied that Hillary wanted to be President so badly she would poison his food to take him out.

  139. Shadowfax….Republicans get poisoned….democrats get shot! I don’t think he has to worry about anyone knocking him off…we sure as hell don’t want a martyr. When he’s gone I want to forget he was ever President. I want this man safe until he leaves office.

  140. Well all this juicy gossip gives me something to look forward to…we can only hope this scandal can remove him from office. Of coarse we’ll probably have racial rioting unless its soo bad they’d want him out too. We can hope!

  141. The Obama’s little trip to Mumbai will cost the US taxpayers a huge chunk of cash:

    To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels. The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked.
    The officer said, “Obama’s contingent is huge. There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. There will be 30 to 40 secret service agents, who will arrive before him. The President’s convoy has 45 cars, including the Lincoln Continental in which the President travels.”

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Barack-and-Michelles-Mumbai-darshan-plans/articleshow/6797379.cms

  142. They do this but when we asked about Obama it was the other way around, what a crock of shit. Seriously they have no shame. I’m not joking but this is really not right. They are trying to do what they did to Sarah Palin in 2008.

    http://www.adn.com/2010/10/23/1515937/judge-orders-miller-documents.html

    FAIRBANKS — A judge ruled today that the Fairbanks North Star Borough must release personnel records of Senate candidate Joe Miller.

    In an unusual Saturday hearing, retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank ruled that the public’s right to know about candidates outweighed Miller’s right to privacy.

    Burbank ordered no release until at least Tuesday, however, to allow Miller to appeal the decision to the Alaska Supreme Court. Some of the documents will be redacted, he said.

    The case was brought by a group of Alaska news media organizations, who have been trying since summer to see borough documents concerning Miller’s employment as a part-time borough attorney.

    Miller, the Republican nominee, fought the release, arguing that any release of personnel records violated his privacy rights

    Among the documents being sought are details of his resignation from the job last year, and any disciplinary actions taken against him while employed. Separate lawsuits were brought by the Alaska Dispatch and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The Daily News and Associated Press joined, and the suits were combined. Among the arguments for release was that the state Supreme Court, in earlier cases, has ruled that candidates for office expose their private lives to public scrutiny.

  143. or put another way

    MURKOWSKI JUDICIAL APPOINTEE Orders Private Documents on Joe Miller to Be Realeased
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10:52 PM (on Gateway Pundit)
    These people are shameless…
    An Alaskan judge who was appointed by Senator Lisa Murkowski’s father ruled today that personal information from conservative Joe Miller’s past must be released to the public.
    Retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank (on right) opened the state courthouse on Saturday to rule in favor of the Murkowski campaign and far left Alaska media outlets.

    ……………….

    Murkowski deserves to go down in flames for shit like this.

  144. and What the above article left out is that the judge’s LONG TIME secretary is WORKING ON MURKY’S CAMPAIGN!

    This is going to backfire on the nasty piece of work known as Lisa Murkowski.

  145. I believe Fox to be reliable, but can hardly believe this:

    States Weigh Letting Noncitizens Vote
    PORTLAND, Maine — Like his neighbors, Claude Rwaganje pays taxes on his income and taxes on his cars. His children have gone to Portland’s public schools. He’s interested in the workings of Maine’s largest city, which he has called home for 13 years. There’s one vital difference, though: Rwaganje isn’t a U.S. citizen and isn’t allowed to vote on those taxes or on school issues. That may soon change. Portland residents will vote Nov. 2 on a proposal to give legal residents who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote in local elections, joining places like San Francisco and Chicago that have already loosened the rules or are considering it. Noncitizens hold down jobs, pay taxes, own businesses, volunteer in the community and serve in the military, and it’s only fair they be allowed to vote, Rwaganje said. “We have immigrants who are playing key roles in different issues of this country, but they don’t get the right to vote,” said Rwaganje, 40, who moved to the U.S. because of political strife in his native Congo and runs a nonprofit that offers financial advice to immigrants.
    h t t p://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/24/states-weigh-letting-noncitizens-vote/

    My son-in-law has lived in the US since 1982. He came from the UK when his dad really irked him by marrying his best friend’s widow. He figured he might stay a few months, but a cousin provided him employment. He met a daughter of mine. Bright, hardworking, personable, responsible, he’s forged a wonderful life here which I am privileged to share. Several years ago a lawyer friend pointed out that if he died, the UK could tie up his estate for several years. There were several options around the problem. He worked within established confines and chose US citizenship. Too bad other noncitizens are getting the chance to work around the system. I really cannot believe this.

  146. I have to wonder you know, that Hillary taking the SoS job was a clever move on her part, as such she knew that under the SoS job she could not partake in the midterm elections or of domestic politicking and thus left her free to ignore boosting Obama as she would have surely been asked to bounce around the country to try and save his ass.

    I wonder if that is simply why she took it to leave her free from dealing with his mess.

  147. “I wonder if that is simply why she took it to leave her free from dealing with his mess.”
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    When she took the SoS job our domestic mess was contained to just the Banking crisis. I believe her aim at that time was to expand relations throughout the globe as much as she could doing damage control righting the mess made by the Bush Adm. of our (non-existent) diplomacy in foreign affairs.

    The Clintons always make the right moves because they do their homework in advance and use the rules to their advantage when and if a donnybrook comes about. Time is always of the essence to get yourself into the desired position to maximize your strength and be well prepared before you play the game.

    In this case, Bill has networked for the last two years well enough and built his CGI coalition to the point of being a force to be reckoned with. His draw card with CGI as a proven producer is a win/win for the investor and the beneficiary and the primary reason it has tripled in size since he founded it a mere 5 yrs ago.

  148. holdthemaccountable
    October 24th, 2010 at 6:30 am

    I believe Fox to be reliable, but can hardly believe this:

    States Weigh Letting Noncitizens Vote
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    I hope Maine residents defeat this outrageous referendum that trivializes US Citizenship to the point of making it irrelevant.

  149. I knew I was different (gay) at 11 years old. Hardly a choice. Thank god for my wonderful parents who accept me for who I am. Thanks, Mom and Dad! You rock.

  150. http://rarejazzcongress.com/breakingnpc.html

    The above website is a good place to find summaries and commentary on political polling for congressional candidates throughout the country who find themselves in close races. It seems to be a pro-Republican site, but what I like about it is the commentary about where certain candidates currently stand in polling.

  151. Here’s an example from the website that I linked above. It talks of Democrat Rep. Rahall’s situation in West Virginia, and throws in a comment about the coal miners defecting from supporting him to supporting his Republican challenger.
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    WV-3: ELLIOTT “SPIKE” MAYNARD vs. Rep NICK RAHALL
    As 2010 began, all GOP eyes were on WV-1. Despite being held by the Mollohan family for 42 years, Democrat Rep Alan Mollohan had grown increasingly unpopular. His support for Stimulus, Cap’n’Trade & Healthcare had turned him into a pariah, Coal owners & unions abandoned him, and it seemed assured that the Republicans would take the R+9 district. However, rather than waiting for November, voters tossed Mollohan in the Primary. While the White House did all they could to protect Mollohan, the Democrats actually greatly improved their position when he lost. Now Democrat Nominee Michael Oliverio has at least a 50/50 shot of retaining the seat, and he has managed to get the support of most of the people that kept the Mollohans in this seat for so long. However, GOP hope for a pick-up in WV doesn’t rest solely with McKinley. In 2008, both of WV’s Democrat-held districts voted for McCain over Obama, and by a larger margin than did the GOP held district WV-2. Despite its R+6 rating, 9-term incumbent Nick Rahall–having been installed by Late Senator Robert Byrd–seemed like an immovable permanent political object in WV-3. Enter retired Supreme Court Judge Elliott “Spike” Maynard. Formerly a Democrat, “Justice Spike” has long been an outspoken colorful political fixture in southern West Virginia coal country. Rahall, who had been a darling of Coal, followed the lead of Sen. Byrd in the 111th Congress. Rahall echoed Byrd’s statements, suggesting that it was time for WV to look to the future and develop an industry beyond coal; embracing Cap’n’Trade and the billions in Government funding for “Clean Energy” that would supposedly follow. Nowhere did this anger the voters more than in Rahall’s own district. Add to that votes for Obamacare, TARP & Stimulus, and now you have a very competitive race. Coal Owners have got solidly behind Maynard, and while the leaders of the Coal Unions have reluctantly continued to back Rahall, the members are defecting at a rapid pace. Maynard’s fund raising picked up considerably after 2 August polls showed him only 3-6% behind Rahall, and in a recent debates, Maynard managed to make Rahall looked scared and confused. Despite recent attempts by Democrat Push Pollsters Jeff Liszt & Global Strategies to slow Maynard’s momentum by claiming Rahall was 20%+ ahead, a reliable October PAC poll shows the congressman below 45% and in a statistical dead heat with the Republican. As a result, the NRCC named Spike as a top tier Young Gun, which means critical money & resources to help him unseat Rahall. It’s a pretty good bet that Obama’s low approval–only in the 30’s in WV–will equate to a November pick-up for House Republicans, and it’s now just as likely to be WV-3 as it is open WV-1.

  152. If I may, I would like to toss in my opinion on Rush Limbaugh’s “advice” for Democrats. Rush Limbaugh doesn’t care a fig for 99.9% of the people who have a D after their name, regardless of who they are. He does and says things with one goal, which is Conservative domination. That includes Social Conservatism, which is the reason I personally have a problem embracing Republicans. As for his advice to Clinton Supporters, and that appears to be who he is targeting, Rush despises Hillary Clinton and I am hard pressed to believe that he is suddenly interested in her “future” for anything other than his cannon fodder. I have long felt that Rush is a manipulator of the highest order, and whenever Rush advises me to do something, I am apt to run right out and do the opposite, because in my opinion, Rush would prefer if we all headed off a high cliff.

    As a side note, I did see the remark on why one of your readers (or “ex” readers, if you will) stopped reading your blog and my blog. I can only address my own blog. I have nearly 2600 posts on my blog and gee, golly, I’m sorry if ONE of them offended that reader. I, like other bloggers, don’t tend to ask my readers what my opinions should be and, truly, if you are going to be a good blogger, you are going to break some eggs. Sometimes, I visit blogs I love and I disagree with their opinion on a topic, but I never stomp out in a spoiled huff because I don’t agree –because my logic tells me that there are plenty of things those bloggers do that enlighten me–and to leave them forever over one topic would be my loss, not theirs. Sometimes, when I see a post at a great blog that I disagree with, I even actually learn something I didn’t know–that is, if my mind is open and not slammed shut. This is not to say I am asking that reader to return. What I am saying is try not to be so narrow-minded and at least have the courtesy to remember that bloggers like Hillaryis44 put a LOT of time and effort into their work for little or no recompense, while readers show up when they can, and when they do show up, they eagerly expect to read something that moves them. For many readers, Hillaryis44 is an oasis and that is satisfaction enough for the writer. If a reader is so rigid as to expect a blogger to write in agreement with that reader 100% of the time, I would suggest that the reader go start his or her own blog and see how much work it all really is. Then, work really hard, bust your butt, really, to get the readership a stellar blog like this one has. Easy, it is not.

  153. Uppity Woman
    October 24th, 2010 at 11:29 am
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    Interesting. When I visited your blog, you shut me up because you didn’t like that I made a comment about how their should be a third party, and that maybe the party could be called the Patriot Party. You twisted what I wrote to say that I was saying Democrats weren’t patriotic, or something ridiculously similar. You then didn’t give me the opportunity to respond to that. Since then, I could care less about your blog. At least hear, regardless of opinion, it can be expressed.

  154. “As for his advice to Clinton Supporters, and that appears to be who he is targeting, Rush despises Hillary Clinton and I am hard pressed to believe that he is suddenly interested in her “future” for anything other than his cannon fodder.”

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    I totally agree.

  155. Just a reminder, but I think this coming Tuesday is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s birthday.

    Can someone confirm this for me? 🙂

  156. I can’t remember the calendar dates off the top of my head, but does that make Hillary a Libran like myself, or a Scorpio?

  157. I just looked it up. She’s a Scorpio, but it was soooo close! I was trying to claim her as a Libran! I guess she is what one would consider to be on the cusp. 🙂

  158. nomobama
    October 24th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Ayup! Same thing happened to me visiting over there. Sometimes being uppity is not such a good thing as it tends sometimes to bite one in the keester! I took the response or should I say, ignoring my response, as blackballed from the site because I didn’t cow-tow to management’s sensibilities. 😆

    C’est La Vie

  159. Mrs. Smith
    October 24th, 2010 at 12:09 pm
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    She was bullying, but it’s her blog, so she can do whatever she wants with it. It just makes her look bad, and a bit hypocritical since she can travel around and post wherever she likes. I used to read her on noquarterusa, and admired her spunkiness, but I don’t admire the bullying. Thank god I have other choices. I like the admin on this blog because he/she still believes in allowing people to state their piece in a respectful way, even when I am certain that she/he does not agree with the comment. I also like the admin’s insights, and thoroughness. He/she has a lot more patience than I seem to have at times.

  160. Wbboei – way up stream you say:

    “any Democrat who believes that Hillary Clinton would make a far better president than Barack Obama will, anybody who believes that Hillary Clinton would stand a much better chance of beating the Republicans in a race for the White House in 2012”

    I can go along with the first part “far better president”. But I have to tell ya, I will never again vote for a candidate because they can beat the other party’s candidate to the prize. No sir, never.

    If we haven’t learned the importance of credentials now, we never will. And those forces who love to get us running to oow and aaw over what ever fake shiny thing they throw in our path so that they can control this country and avoid the enactment of any rule or regulation that may benefit us and force them to take a little smaller bite of the pie will still be tossing shiny things when my great great great grandchild is born.

  161. nombama,

    I sure do enjoy thinking about our conversations on here last night…sure hope “deepthroat” comes out with more stuff because its like manna from heaven.

    Fox had a little poll out comparing Bill to Obama on swaying democrats to vote accordingly…Bill beats Obama by 5 points on all questions. LOL!

    It must be hard to be Obama right now….poor little thing!

  162. Oh, uppity also needs to remember that without her readers, she’s really no different than anyone else. She could just as well be talking to the wind.

  163. They are saying that Bill C. has campaigned for 65 people already…WOW! I bet he’s having a good time…I think he thrives on it. I remember him campaign for Hillary on the back of a pickup truck on dirt roads in 08′. He was just amazing!

  164. confloyd
    October 24th, 2010 at 12:17 pm
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    Yes, me too! All of this political intrigue! It’s a political soap opera. Obviously, something is going on in the White House with all of the resignations that have happened more recently.

  165. Betty
    October 24th, 2010 at 12:17 pm
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    Agreed. It has helped me become more bipartisan in nature, too.

  166. I used the word “certain” above when writing about the admin in one of my comments. I should have used the word “suspect” since one can never be certain about what another thinks without being told by that person. I try not to use certain unless it pertains to myself only, but I sometimes revert to old habits.

  167. There sure is a lot griping out there about this latest trip to India. It is really irritating that King Obama is so extravagant when no one has a job. Someone even figured how much the taxpayers are paying to rent Taj Mahal for one night…it’s supposedly one million dollars a night.

  168. #confloyd
    October 24th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Jan H,
    Yes its Oct. 26th.
    ——————–

    I will double confirm it, because it is my birthday too! 😉

  169. Now there are two people that I like and respect having birthdays on Tuesday:

    Hillary Clinton and pm317.

    pm317, I hope you have a wonderful one. 🙂

  170. confloyd,

    Clinton to meet Japan foreign min. first on Asia trip

    Fri, Oct 22 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Japan’s foreign minister next Wednesday in Hawaii at the start of a trip meant to emphasize strong U.S. ties throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

    The U.S. State Department said on Friday that Clinton will also visit Vietnam, where she will launch formal U.S. participation in the East Asia Summit, as well as Cambodia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia.

    “She will begin her trip in Honolulu where she will both have a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister (Seiji) Maehara and then deliver a speech on U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region,” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told a news briefing.

    The trip is expected to focus in part on China’s rising power in the region, underscored in recent weeks by sharp words between Beijing and Tokyo over a maritime dispute.

    U.S. officials have stressed the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance despite tensions over a 2006 pact to relocate a U.S. Marine air base on the southern island of Okinawa.

    Domestic opposition to the plan helped to unseat former Japanese Prime Yukio Hatoyama, but his successor Natao Kan has said he will implement the base move — a step the United States says is essential to a broader realignment of U.S. forces in Japan.

    Clinton will participate in the East Asia Summit in Hanoi, setting the stage for U.S. President Barack Obama to attend as head of state next year, and will end the trip in Australia where she will participate in an annual meeting of the two countries’ defense and foreign ministers.

    Crowley said that Clinton’s travel schedule meant she would not accompany Obama to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Yokohama, with Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg filling in for the State Department.

    Clinton’s Asia-Pacific trip reschedules many of the same stops she was due to make on a trip in January that was cut short when she decided to return to Washington to help cope with the aftermath of the massive January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69L4XV20101022

  171. Gee, Jan you’re making me blush..

    Thanks for the wishes.. I have got a headstart here. Now I just have to convince my hubby to do something, anything. 🙂

  172. Well I guess she’ll be in Hawaii..so that’s not a bad place to be for her birthday. I’d take it..LOL!

  173. I just visited DailyPus a minute ago. There’s a diary about book up right now, and how awful it is that politicians like Romney and Palin, etc. are making money, and what dummies buy that kind of trip, blah, blah, blah. I haven’t entered that site in quite some time, but I used an old login to make the following comment.

    The regrettably consequential (0 / 0)
    Obama has already written two books, and he was basically a nobody before having them written for him. I hold him to the same standard that you apply to the others within your article.

    by ABigZero on Sun Oct 24, 2010 at 09:55:53 AM PDT

    I can’t wait to see how long it takes for it to be removed or for me to be prevented from making comments there again.

  174. I apologize for all the typos today. I seem to be dropping letters and using incorrect word useage like crazy today. I think that it’s time to stop blogging for awhile. The 4 hours of sleep are showing.

  175. I think Obama’s India trip will backfire. There are already plenty of grumblings everywhere about how much it is costing. And then the people are not told the purpose/mission of this trip. Why bother with India (a well behaved low maintenance country)? Why waste so much attention on it, right? And look at what MO is doing, visiting the red light district in Mumbai. That should make Indians happy (NOT!) — some will scratch their heads and others will take it as an insult. Contrast that with Hillary’s visit with the group called SEWA (I think). Go to some non-controversial NGO thing that is making an impact.

    In the aftermath of the election, when his trip details start pouring in, people will not be happy. It is a huge PR disaster in the making.

  176. nomobama
    October 24th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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    Good response. This double standard sure wears on a person after a while.

  177. pm317
    October 24th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

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    Why waste so much attention and spend so much money on it. I have read that he thinks this will be the making of him as a wonderful potus…groan.

    meme’s extravagance in Spain, his extravagance in India…they are clueless to how the people are struggling to survive day to day. For them, the money they take from everyone is no big deal. She spends and spends on fashion and jewelry and he just spends.

  178. nobama,
    I seem to always leave out a word…I wish I could figure out why I do that. LOL! Oh well, everyone here knows I am not a writer or an english major. LOL! Admin, puts up with me and that’s why I like this blog. Everyone here is nice and aren’t bothered by incorrect grammar or typo’s. If it does bother them they use their scroll bottom…LOL!

  179. Jan H,
    Perhaps Obama and MO should read their history books on the extravagance of the Nixon WH and how people were appalled by it.

  180. confloyd
    October 24th, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    ==============================

    What bugs me is that as I type, my mind is using the correct tense in a sentence, but for example, “I talked” becomes “I talk”, or “he says” becomes “he say” because I inadvertantly dropped the “ed” or the “s” even though I thought that I had originally typed the words correctly. I make that kind of mistake more than anything else. Then, I see “their” instead of “there”, and “hear” instead of “here”, and that REALLY bugs me because it so darn stupid on my part. I don’t pretend to know how the mind works, but that type of mistake is a concern.

  181. http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=hdSUuz4zSU

    Juan Williams unleashed as a guest anchor on O’Reilly last night (I think). I don’t think he should have said he gets nervous getting on planes with people in Muslim garbs..There are things we do to not get fired and this would have been one of them. But I disagree completely about how NPR fired him, the double standard and the lefty hypocrisy, all the nine yards.

    I stopped listening to NPR classical music station (99.9FM) long time ago because I disliked their uppity attitude (Marion Cooly(?) was the worst) and there was a commercial station that played a great selection unlike NPR which played the most obscure composers as if we should be ashamed that we didn’t know them. Then I stopped listening to Dianne Rehm in 2008 (88.5FM) when she started turning into an Obamabot (or Terry Gross, Fresh Air). I have never gone back.

  182. This be interestin 😉

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    Jack Conway may have tipped brother off about drug investigation

    By Alex Pappas–The Daily Caller | Published: 2:31 PM 10/23/2010 | Updated: 1:37 PM 10/24/2010

    By Alex Pappas–The Daily Caller
    Bio | Archive | Email Alex Pappas Follow Alex Pappas

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    Alex Pappas is a political reporter at the Daily Caller. He is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn.

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    Related Articles■Chris Matthews tears into Jack Conway for questionable ad attacking Rand Paul
    ■Republican Rand Paul ad blasts ‘desperate’ Conway attack
    ■Paul says victory would send message to Congress
    Jack Conway, the Democratic attorney general of Kentucky who is running for U.S. Senate, says he was not involved in a recent criminal investigation involving his brother and drug trafficking.

    But it appears he — along with other law enforcement officials — tipped his brother off about the investigation.

    The campaign made a statement distancing Conway from his brother’s investigation in a Saturday story in Louisville’s Courier-Journal. The story was the first to disclose this summer’s drug probe.

    In August, authorities decided not to file charges against Conway’s brother, Matthew Conway, according to the report.

    The story notes how a supporter who overheard a narcotics detective speaking about the investigation alerted Jack Conway. Conway’s campaign says the attorney general subsequently aided his brother in getting an attorney.

    The Courier-Journal also says two detectives accused of leaking the fact that an investigation was taking place to Matthew Conway have been placed on administrative leave until it’s determined whether they violated any policies.

    After hearing rumors about the drug investigation last week, The Daily Caller placed a call to Matthew Conway’s office. He did not return a request for comment.

    Jack Conway is running against Republican Rand Paul in November’s U.S. Senate election. His campaign did not immediately return an e-mail seeking elaboration Saturday as to whether Conway, as attorney general, took any steps to involve himself in the investigation.

    http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/23/jack-conway-appears-to-have-tipped-brother-off-about-drug-investigation/#ixzz13Io6tpCM

  183. nomobama
    October 24th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I can’t remember the calendar dates off the top of my head, but does that make Hillary a Libran like myself, or a Scorpio?
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    Nope, nope, nope…I get her, she is a Scorpio like me! Hehehe. 😉

  184. Now this is funny. Even Øbama admits to losing “hope”.

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    President Obama: ‘This is going to be a difficult election’
    By Jon Ward – The Daily Caller | Published: 12:04 AM 10/24/2010 | Updated: 12:09 PM 10/24/2010

    President Obama capped off a four-day campaign swing out west with some frank admissions to supporters, telling them the Nov. 2 midterms are going to be “difficult” and admitting that sometimes he begins “losing hope.”

    The comments came in the context of two speeches in Minnesota where the president’s overall point was to rally donors at a fundraiser and supporters at a rally.

    But whether they were slips of the tongue or intentional remarks meant to set expectations, the comments were unusually blunt, and reflect the apparent inevitability of a significant Republican victory in the midterm elections.

    “There is no doubt that this is going to be a difficult election,” Obama told a crowd of roughly 8,000 enthusiastic supporters at the University of Minnesota.

    At a fundraising dinner after the rally in Minneapolis, Obama was frank with the 100 attendees who paid between $2,500 and $50,000 to attend.

    “I’ve got to admit, Mr. President, sometimes over the last couple of years, with all the negative ads and all the money that’s been pouring in, all the filibustering and obstruction in Congress, sometimes I just start losing altitude, start losing hope,” Obama said. “It just seems like change is so hard to bring about.”

    The president went on to exhort the Democratic donors not to give up, and to keep supporting him and his agenda.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat whose political future is in jeopardy, appeared with Obama at the rally, and blamed a good portion of her party’s woes on a wave of campaign spending being poured into races across the country by outside conservative groups.

    “Everything was going great and all of a sudden secret money from God knows where – because they won’t disclose it – is pouring in,” Pelosi said.

    Obama, who has attacked the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads in the past week or two, did not mention any organizations by name on Saturday but called them “phony front groups.”

    “They are pouring millions of dollars through a network of phony front groups, flooding the airwaves with misleading attack ads,” Obama said, reprising his charge that the money from unkown donors is “a threat to our democracy.”

    The president returned to Washington Saturday evening after headlining six rallies and seven fundraisers – which raised at least $2.9 million according to CBS News’ Mark Knoller – in four days, beginning in Portland, Ore., and stopping in Washington, California and Nevada before finishing up in Minnesota.

    Obama will go to Rhode Island on Monday for an official non-campaign event and a fundraiser to help the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. But in recognition of the fact that the president is more of a hindrance than a help in many parts of the country, he will stay in Washington from Tuesday to Friday.

    On Wednesday, Obama will do an interview with “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart, a few days before Stewart holds a rally on the National Mall in Washington on Oct. 30.

    Next weekend, Obama will travel to three cities — Philadelphia, Bridgeport, Conn. and Chicago — on Saturday, and will hold a rally in Cleveland on Sunday, two days before the election, with Vice President Joe Biden.

    The White House has not announced any plans for Obama to travel anywhere the day before or the day of the election. But first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to hit Philadelphia and Las Vegas on Monday, Nov. 1.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/24/president-obama-this-is-going-to-be-a-difficult-election/#ixzz13IrFct7d

  185. Note the comment from Nancy Pelosi in the above article that I linked. Geez, she pulled that one from her keester, didn’t she?

  186. New Jersey governor and teachers union chief wage public battle

    TRENTON, N.J.—He says she’s a “greedy thug” who uses children as “drug mules.” She says he’s a “bully” and a “liar” who’s “obsessed with a vendetta.”

    Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, and Barbara Keshishian, president of the state’s teachers union, say they want to improve public schools. That’s where agreement ends. In speeches, mailings and multi-million dollar TV ads, they’ve battled over teacher salaries, property taxes and federal education grants. They have met once, an encounter that ended when Mr. Christie threw Ms. Keshishian out of his office.

    For Mr. Christie, 48 years old, the fight is part policy, part personality. He quickly has positioned himself as a politician in tune with an angry and impatient electorate, and he’s already mentioned as a 2012 presidential candidate. He’s well aware that the fate of his fight with the teachers union could determine his own. “If I wanted to be sure I’d be re-elected, I’d cozy up with the teachers union,” he says in his ornate state office, decorated with Mets memorabilia and a signed guitar from Bruce Springsteen. “But I want far-reaching, not incremental, change.”

    The governor already has persuaded many voters on a fundamental point: New Jersey pays way too much for education. Mr. Christie’s poll numbers dipped earlier after the teachers union began running TV commercials critical of him. But his numbers have rebounded in recent polls. Frederick Hess, education-policy director at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank that pushes for market-oriented solutions, says a likely new crop of Republican governors who have promised to slash budgets and reform schools will be watching to see how Mr. Christie fares. “New Jersey is the canary in the coal mine,” he says.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/24/new-jersey-governor-and-teachers-union-chief-wage-public-battle/#ixzz13ItAE9vI

  187. Personally I love Uppity. I don’t always agree with her, nor her with me, but she is a great writer and funny as heck.

    I was at another blog for a very long time, never had problems with the admin, or her views, just a few of the bloggers there. We move on, from one Lilly-Pad PUMA blog to another where we feel we fit in the best. Doesn’t mean we can’t blog other places, nor does it mean that as the world turns our ideas might change, but no use picking on someone that has the courage to have a PUMA blog, and keep it running. I could never have a political blog, or put up with the views of so many folks I don’t agree with, or all the obot attacks.

    Admin goes above and beyond in Big Pink…totally amazing insight and writing ability mixed in with humor. Snark extraordinaire. And……………to the most degree, folks here don’t always agree with each other, but by in large, treat each other with respect.

  188. At least Sharron Angle showed respect in thanking the president for his visit… snark. ☺
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    Angle Hammers Reid Over Economy as Las Vegas Unemployment Hits 15 Percent

    Republican Senate hopeful Sharron Angle went to work hammering Harry Reid for Nevada’s economic straits over the weekend, following the release of new employment numbers which couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Senate majority leader.

    As President Obama swung by Las Vegas Friday night to rally support for the Democrat who is the prime target of Republicans this November, fresh economic data showed Nevada’s jobless rate held at 14.4 percent, the worst in the nation. Reid might have been able to cast that as an improvement, since it marked the first time since January that number did not rise — however, the jobless rate in the state’s economic nerve center, Las Vegas, soared to a record high of 15 percent.

    Angle’s campaign released a statement overnight thanking Obama for his visit, claiming it helped her campaign raise $200,000 in online contributions.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/23/angle-hammers-reid-over-economy-as-las-vegas-unemployment-hits-15-percent/#ixzz13Iw15Umx

  189. Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle on Friday called President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, her opponent in the race, “delusional.”

    “That’s the only word for them,” Angle said in a fundraising pitch to supporters. “Barack Obama thinks his election changed the world and Harry Reid thinks he saved the world from an epic depression.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/22/sharron-angle-calls-harry-reid-and-president-obama-delusional/#ixzz13Ix75m7f

  190. Shadowfax
    October 24th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
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    I agree with your thoughts on blogging. My comments to uppity earlier were aimed at what I considered to be her lecturing, and why I viewed it as a bit of hypocrisy. I am happy though, that she is out there making noise against the administration.

  191. Shadowfax, was that other blog the confluence? That fat clown, my2whatever, that writes there is another example of someone who has no problem stepping on others in his attempts to make himself all important. I find him obnoxious, and much like obots that I don’t like.

  192. nomobama,

    There is something to be said about hijacking threads.. take a breather. I would take you on my shopping trip if you were here.. 🙂

  193. nomobama, TC was never my home, I did blog there when Riverdaughter posted.
    I agree that many over there were not of my liking.

  194. “I like the admin on this blog because he/she still believes in allowing people to state their piece in a respectful way, even when I am certain that she/he does not agree with the comment. I also like the admin’s insights, and thoroughness. He/she has a lot more patience than I seem to have at times.”
    ____________________

    Yes, I agree- and admin allows us the latitude to iron out our differences on a level playing field without taking sides. Well, that is until a 3rd party busy body, who hasn’t got the facts down, throws themselves into the mix and starts in with the lowest form of debate, ‘name calling’… Then you know, the unsolicited attack is designed to be a smear campaign and you just ignore the interloper… and move-on. 🙄

  195. I stopped reading Taylor Marsh when she jumped on to Obot band wagon.

    But today I received an email from her. It shows that Obots are getting now what we knew long time ago here at Big Pink.

    http://www.taylormarsh.com/2010/10/22/revenge-of-the-bitter-clingers/

    snip

    “It’s becoming a crisis,” said one unnamed Democratic House member who was cited in Politico’s “President Obama’s white working-class problem.” Some ‘08 minefields are coming back to haunt Pres. Obama as the midterms approach, foreshadowing some tough roads ahead.

    snip

    “From blunt TV ads to friendlier backyard chats, they’re straining to persuade women that it’s the Democrats who are on their side.” Stunning that Democrats under Obama are now “straining to persuade women.”

    snip

    One reason why FPOTUS Bill Clinton is on the campaign trail working his own lines. From today’s Washington Post article, “Former president Clinton on mission to rescue Democratic Party in fall elections.” Unfortunately, not even the master can save Obama or the Democrats from themselves.

    Bill Clinton is baffled. The former president’s friends say he is in disbelief that in the closing weeks of the midterm campaigns Democrats have failed to articulate a coherent message on the economy and, worse, have allowed themselves to become “human pinatas.” …

    If there was any doubt that Clinton remains the Democratic Party’s North Star, it has been erased over the past few weeks as he has packed legions of supporters into basketball arenas, college quads and airport hangars. He is the Democrats’ most in-demand messenger and, unlike Obama, he is summoned everywhere – no matter how hostile the territory. […]

    It was then, McAuliffe said, that Clinton confided that he has been frustrated with the Democrats’ message.

    “He is just baffled and bewildered about why there has not been a more coherent message talking about what the party has done, why we allowed ourselves to become human pinatas,” McAuliffe said. “I think he is agitated that Democrats haven’t put their best foot forward in explaining to the American public what they’ve actually done.” …

    snip

    “Right now, he couldn’t sell ice water in hell,” says Dee Davis, who runs a Kentucky nonprofit that studies voting patterns in the Appalachian belt, which encompasses southern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. (from Politico)

    snip

    There’s a reason FPOTUS Bill Clinton is taking out on his own to help Democratic candidates. The current Democrats in charge are politically incompetent.

  196. pm317
    October 24th, 2010 at 3:18 pm
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    Sorry! I was thinking the same thing before. Yet, the links that I posted were, I hope, interesting. I’ll go away for now. Have a nice shopping trip.

  197. Mrs. Smith
    October 24th, 2010 at 3:29 pm
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    Touché! 🙂

    Have a good afternoon.

  198. “Bill Clinton is baffled. The former president’s friends say he is in disbelief that in the closing weeks of the midterm campaigns Democrats have failed to articulate a coherent message on the economy and, worse, have allowed themselves to become “human pinatas.” …
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    What was John-John Kennedy recorded saying at one time?

    “Can we gloat now?” hahahahaha- Oh, yes! Bill must be distraught, (hee-) Obama Democrats are going to lose by a landslide in two weeks… I can hardly wait! 🙂

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