Two Presidents And A Corrupt Treacherous Boob On September 11

Today is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It’s time to remember and not forget. We’re certainly not going to forget – anything.

    A Corrupt Treacherous Boob:

We remember Tim Russert who attacked this website.We published articles telling the truth and Russert and company did not want the truth to be told. Barack Obama did not want the truth to be told.

Before the “God Damn America” sermon – delivered on the first Sunday after the 9/11 attacks – by Obama’s great friend and mentor Jeremiah Wright had come to light there was a 9/11 situation which we will never forget.

On June 15, 2007 in “Obama’s Dirty Mud Politics” we described a series of anonymous smears ordered circulated by Barack Obama:

Obama talks about running a clean campaign but he is a dirt peddler.

According to the New York Times and amplified in a Talking Points Memo post, Obama got caught in his usual anonymous mud-slinging:

“We’ve just obtained an email that shows that the Obama campaign yesterday circulated a negative, and ultimately false, story about Bill Clinton — that he allegedly made money giving a speech on September 11, 2006.”

Here are the relevant TPM excerpts:

“The email, which was sent out by Jen Psaki of the Obama campaign and circulated to reporters (not us) on an off-the-record basis late yesterday, details some things that the Obama campaign found in Hillary’s financial disclosure documents, which were released yesterday.”

“One of the things the email points to was the fact that Bill Clinton allegedly gave a for-profit speech on Sept. 11 — something that presumably would be likely seen as controversial.”

“The email is a different document than the one written about in today’s New York Times. The paper today wrote that the Obama campaign yesterday circulated a document to news organizations on a not-for-attribution basis that contained a “scathing analysis” of Hillary’s documents.”

“The Obama camp is taking criticism today over the Times article mainly because, as Taylor Marsh points out, Obama has made a frequent point of bemoaning the “smallness” of our politics. As Ben Smith asked today, does Obama’s use of oppo research “compromise his promise of a new politics?”

“The question seems even more pointed in light of the Obama campaign’s spreading of bad stories about Bill.”

“Asked for comment on whether it was appropriate to spread negative stuff about Bill, given that he’s not running in the primary and is popular with primary voters, Obama spokesman Bill Burton declined to directly address the question about Bill, instead saying: “I don’t know why anyone would take umbrage with the circulation of publicly available information.”

“The story spread about Bill ultimately turned out to be false. It ended up on Drudge yesterday, where it was given heavy play for many hours, though there’s no proof that it was given to Drudge by the Obama campaign. After Drudge posted it, The Observer’s Politicker blog thoroughly debunked the story, pointing out that Bill’s schedule proved that he’d actually given the speech the night before, on Sept. 10.”

That’s the real Barack Obama. That Bill Clinton was popular was why he had to be tagged a “racist”. Barack Obama is a treacherous corrupt Boob.

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Two presidents on September 11, 2011:



Bill Clinton:

“WILLIAM J. CLINTON, 42ND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Before President Bush came up to speak, I asked him if he was having a hard time. And he said I was doing fine until I looked at you, all of you. Last night, Hillary came home after spending a day in New York. And her eyes were red because 10 years ago she was the senator representing those 343 firemen and nearly 900 people from Cantor Fitzgerald who died and all the others. As we remember what happened at the — in New York, at the Pentagon, and here, all the rest of us have to honor those who were lost, to thank those who love them for keeping their memory alive, raising their children, and finding the strength to go on with your own lives.

I think we should also thank President Bush and those who served with him, Vice President Biden, President Obama, those who served with them, for keeping us from being attacked again. I thank them for that.

(APPLAUSE)

Speaker Boehner, I thank you and the members of Congress who are here and who have been in the Congress for the last 10 years trying to respond to the findings of the 9/11 commission and improve our ability to secure our homeland.

But here in this place we honor something more. I was very moved as you were when President Bush calmly recounted the facts of what happened with your loved ones over this field a decade ago. There has always been a special place in the common memory for people who deliberately, knowingly, certainly laid down their lives for other people to live.

President Bush is from Texas, and I sometimes think because I grew up in Arkansas that’s the more important difference between us than our partisan differences.

(LAUGHTER)

CLINTON: But every child I grew up with was raised on a memory of the Alamo, the defining story of Texas. Why? Because those people knew they were going to die. But the time they bought and the casualties they inflicted in the cause of freedom allowed the whole idea of Texas to survive. And those who live there now to enjoy the life they do.

The first such great story I have been able to find that reminds me of all your loved ones, however, occurred almost 2,500 years ago. When the Greek king of Sparta facing a massive, massive Persian army took 300 of his finest soldiers to a narrow pass called Thermopylae. There were thousands upon thousands upon thousands of people. They all knew they were going to die. He told them that when they went. And the enemy said we’re going to fill the air with so many arrows that it will be dark. And the Spartans said, fine, we will fight in the shade. And they all died.

But the casualties they took and the time they bought saved the people they loved. This is something different. For at the Alamo and at Thermopylae, they were soldiers, they knew what they had to do. Your loved ones just happen to be on a plane.

With almost no time to decide, they gave the entire country an incalculable gift. They saved the capitol from attack. They saved God knows how many lives. They saved the terrorists from claiming the symbolic victory of smashing the center of American government. And they did it as citizens.

They allowed us to survive as a country that could fight terror and still maintain liberty and still welcome people from all over the world from every religion and race and culture as long as they shared our values, because ordinary people given no time at all to decide did the right thing. And 2,500 years from now, I hope and pray to God that people will still remember this.

(APPLAUSE)

CLINTON: So, since I am no longer in office, I can do unpopular things.

(LAUGHTER)

CLINTON: I told the secretary of the interior, the head of your development program, that I was aghast to find out that we still need to raise $10 million to finish this place. And Speaker Boehner and I have already volunteered to do a bipartisan event in Washington.

Let’s get this show on the road. Let’s roll. Thank you and God bless you.”

President George W. Bush:



“GEORGE W. BUSH, 43RD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much. Mr. Vice President, Dr. Biden, President Clinton, Mr. Speaker, members of Congress, my friends Tommy Franks and Tom Ridge, thank you for helping raise the money for this memorial. Members of the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, all of those who supported this memorial, but most importantly, the families of Flight 93. Laura and I are honored to join you in dedicating this memorial to the heroes of Flight 93.

When the sun rose in the Pennsylvania sky ten years ago tomorrow, it was a peaceful September morning. By the time it set nearly 3,000 people were gone. The most lives lost on American soil in a single day since the battle of Antietam.

With the distance of a decade, 9/11 can feel like a part of a different era. But for the families of the men and women stolen, some of whom join us today, that day will never feel like history. The memory of that morning is fresh and so is the pain. America shares your grief. We pray for your comfort and we honor your loved ones.

September 11th, 2001, innocent men and women went to work at the World Trade Center. They reported for duty at the Pentagon. They boarded American Flights 11 and 77, United 93 and 175. They did nothing to provoke or deserve the deliberate act of murder that al Qaeda carried out.

One of the lessons of 9/11 is that evil is real, and so is courage. When the planes struck the World Trade Center, firefighters and police officers charged up the stairs into the flames. As the towers neared collapse, they continued the rescue efforts.

Ultimately, more than 400 police officers and firefighters gave their lives. Among them was the chief of the New York City Fire Department Peter Gancy. As a colleague put it, he would never ask anyone to do something he didn’t do himself.

The Pentagon service members and civilians pulled friends and strangers from burning rubble. One special forces soldier recalls reaching through a cloud of smoke in search of the wounded. As he entered one room, he prayed to find someone alive. He discovered a severely burned woman and carried her to safety. Later, in the hospital, where she explained she’s been praying for rescue. She called him her guardian angel.

And then there’s the extraordinary story we commemorate here. Aboard United Airlines Flight 93 were college students from California, an iron worker from New Jersey, veterans of the Korean War and World War II, citizens of Germany and Japan, a pilot who had rearranged his schedule so that he could take his wife on a vacation to celebrate their anniversary.

When the passengers and crew realized the plane had been hijacked, they reported the news calmly. When they learned that the terrorists had crashed other planes into targets on the ground, they accepted greater responsibilities. In the back of the cabin, the passengers gathered to devise a strategy.

At the moment America’s democracy was under attack, our citizens defied their captors by holding a vote. The choice they made would cost them their lives, and they knew it.

Many passengers called their loved ones to say goodbye then hung up to perform their final act. One said, “They’re getting ready to break into the cockpit. I have to go. I love you.” Another said, “It’s up to us. I think we can do it.”

In one of the most stirring accounts, Todd Beamer, a father of two with a pregnant wife with a home in New Jersey, asked the air operator to join him in reciting the Lord’s Prayer. Then he helped lead the charge with the words “Let’s roll.”

With their selfless act, the men and women who stormed the cockpit lived out the words, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” And with their brave decision, they launched the first counter offensive of the war on terror. The most likely target of the hijacked plane was the United States Capitol. We’ll never know how many innocent people might have been lost, but we do know this, Americans are alive today because the passengers and crew of Flight 93 chose to act, and our nation will be forever grateful.

The 40 souls who perished on the plane left a great deal behind. They left spouses and children and grandchildren who miss them dearly. They left successful businesses and promising careers and a lifetime of dreams they will never have the chance to fulfill. They left something else — a legacy of bravery and selflessness that will always inspire America.

For generations people will study the flight, the story of Flight 93. They will learn that individual choices make a difference, that love and sacrifice can triumph over evil and hate, and that what happened above this Pennsylvania field ranks among the most courageous acts in American history.

At the memorial we dedicate today will ensure our nation always remembers those lost here on 9/11. But we have a duty beyond memory. We have a duty beyond honoring. We have a duty to live our lives in a way that upholds the ideals for which the men and women gave their lives, to build a living memorial to their courage and sacrifice. We have a duty to find common purpose as a nation.

In the days after 9/11, the response came like a single hand over a single heart. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle gathered on the steps of the capitol to sing “God bless America.” neighbors reached out to neighbors of all backgrounds and beliefs.

The past decade, our country has been tested by natural disaster, economic turmoil, anxieties and challenges here at home and abroad. There have been spirited debates along the way. It’s the essence of democracy. But Americans have never been defined by our disagreements. Whatever challenges we face today and in the future, we must never lose faith in our ability to meet them together. We must never allow our differences to harden into divisions.

Secondly, we have a duty to remain engaged in the world as 9/11 proved that the conditions in the country on the other side of the world can have an impact on our own streets. It may be tempting to think it doesn’t matter what happens to a villager in Afghanistan or a child in Africa, but the temptation of isolation is deadly wrong.

World repression, anger and resentment will be a never ending source of violence and threats. A world of dignity and liberty and hope will be safer and better for all. The surest way to move toward that vision is for the United States of America to lead the cause of freedom.

Finally, we each have a duty to serve a cause larger than ourselves. The passengers aboard Flight 93 set an example that inspires us all. Many have followed their path of service by donating blood or mentoring a child or volunteering in desperate corners of the earth. Some have devoted their careers to analyzing intelligence or protecting our borders and securing our skies. Others have made the noble choice to defend our nation in battle.

For 10 years, our troops have risked and given their lives to prevent our enemies from attacking America again. They’ve kept us safe, they have made us proud, and they have upheld the spirit of service shown by the passengers on Flight 93.

Many years ago, in 1863, another president came to dedicate a memorial site in this state. He told his audience that, “In a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. For the brave souls who struggled there, it consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.”

He added “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

So it is with Flight 93. For as long as this memorial stands, we will remember what the men and women aboard the plane did here. We’ll pay tribute to the courage they showed, the sacrifice they made, and the lives they spared. The United States will never forget.

May God bless you all.”

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140 thoughts on “Two Presidents And A Corrupt Treacherous Boob On September 11

  1. Back in the day when a President was actually a full time President and not a golfing vacationing money grabbing whore and his harpie.

  2. Yeah, the article, Monica feels lonely and unable to find a man…..my heart bleeds for her, well maybe if she had some integrity or dignity, she might have had such a bad life, she would not have ended up a lonely hag who no one could or would trust.

    I hope she has spent her time thinking of her actions.

  3. We remember Tim Russert who attacked this website.We published articles telling the truth and Russert and company did not want the truth to be told. Barack Obama did not want the truth to be told.

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    Oooooowe admin, no wonder you stay mum…I didn’t know about this.

    BTR

  4. admin:

    “Many years ago, in 1863, another president came to dedicate a memorial site in this state. He told his audience that, “In a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. For the brave souls who struggled there, it consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.”

    He added “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

    So it is with Flight 93. For as long as this memorial stands, we will remember what the men and women aboard the plane did here. We’ll pay tribute to the courage they showed, the sacrifice they made, and the lives they spared. The United States will never forget.

    May God bless you all.”
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    Of course that humble president was Abraham Lincoln.

    Gettysburg Address

    “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

  5. admin:

    That president was the humble man, Abraham Lincoln-

    “Many years ago, in 1863, another president came to dedicate a memorial site in this state. He told his audience that, “In a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. For the brave souls who struggled there, it consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.”

    He added “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

    So it is with Flight 93. For as long as this memorial stands, we will remember what the men and women aboard the plane did here. We’ll pay tribute to the courage they showed, the sacrifice they made, and the lives they spared. The United States will never forget.

    May God bless you all.”
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    The Gettysburg Address

    “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

  6. That president was the humble man, Abraham Lincoln-

    “Many years ago, in 1863, another president came to dedicate a memorial site in this state. He told his audience that, “In a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. For the brave souls who struggled there, it consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.”

    He added “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”

    So it is with Flight 93. For as long as this memorial stands, we will remember what the men and women aboard the plane did here. We’ll pay tribute to the courage they showed, the sacrifice they made, and the lives they spared. The United States will never forget.

    May God bless you all.”
    __________________

    The Gettysburg Address

    “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

  7. The posts are evaportating into thin air-

    Is the Ghost of Tim Russert monkeying around because his name was mentioned here today?

  8. Serena Williams attitude sucks, she really is a nasty piece when she gets reprimanded. Serena should not have done what she did but screaming at the umpire escalating it is bad form.

  9. Serena erupted once more in defeat Sunday at the U.S. Open. This time it happened in the tournament final after chair umpire Eva Asderaki ruled that Serena’s loud “come on!,” which she yelled during what she thought was a forehand winner, had been shrieked before the point was over. Since it interrupted opponent Sam Stosur’s attempt at a return, Asderaki properly awarded Stosur the point because of the noise violation.

    Stosur had already handed Serena Williams her first loss in a set at the U.S. Open. Serena was serving at 30-40 in the first game of the second when she hit the supposed winner and shrieked in approval. But she called out before the point was over, while Stosur was still make a futile attempt to get her racquet on the ball. Asderaki gave the point, and the early break that came with it, to the Australian.

    Serena was understandably displeased, though she had no ground on which to stand. The call was obvious. Serena disagreed and became more incensed when she realized that the umpire, Asderaki, was the same official who was in the chair for her infamous 2009 blowup at the tournament.

    “Aren’t you the one who screwed me over last time here?” Serena asked after being told of the point penalty? “Yeah, you are.”

    Serena stood and glared at Asderaki for a few seconds while the New York crowd roared in her defense. Stosur looked momentarily stunned. Serena went on to break Stosur to even the match and continued her diatribe against the umpire during the next two changeovers.

    “A code violation because I expressed who I am? We’re in America last I checked. Am I gonna get violated for a water? Really, dont’ even look at me. I promise you, don’t look at me because I am not the one. Don’t look my way.” […]

    […] “If you ever see me walking down the hall, walk the other way. Because you’re out of control. Totally out of control. You’re a hater, you’re unattractive inside. Who would do such a thing. And I never complain. Wow.”

    Asderaski would beg to differ. For an instant it looked like Serena would be invigorated by the incident. Stosur broke soon after and went to win 6-2, 6-3 in a stunning upset.

    Serena was gracious as she greeted Stosur at the net following the loss. She didn’t look up at Asderaski as she brushed past the chair without shaking the umpire’s hand.

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    “you’re a hater”, did Serena just try the race card at the US Open?

    I hope she gets seriously reprimanded for her actions, totally unacceptable.

  10. Asderaki, was the same official who was in the chair for her infamous 2009 blowup at the tournament.

    “Aren’t you the one who screwed me over last time here?” Serena asked after being told of the point penalty? “Yeah, you are.”
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    “you’re a hater”, did Serena just try the race card at the US Open?

    I hope she gets seriously reprimanded for her actions, totally unacceptable.”
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    Twenty years ago- she would have been banned for life or at least sanctioned for a year from tennis speaking to a Judge that way- Now, since BO, everyone is overly PC. I doubt Tennis officials want to get embroiled in that mess due to Serena’s Big mouth- and J’Accuse!

  11. On Monday POTUS, in Rose Garden, will call on Congress to pass Jobs Act, which he will send to Congress that evening.

    …………………………

    Well, we’ll take a look at it and get back to you Bambi…..oh how about Nov 7th 2012, that date good for you.

  12. There’s an awful lot of horse manure being spread round that Rose Garden these days, those roses will be 10ft tall.

  13. moononpluto
    September 11th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    On Monday POTUS, in Rose Garden, will call on Congress to pass Jobs Act, which he will send to Congress that evening.
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    Sure-sure! And Billy with a direct line to Johnny Boy…

  14. MoonOnPluto, Michelle Obama was with Serena Williams on Friday. That answers your question about Williams.

    http://sandrarose.com/2011/09/celebs-out-about-serena-williams-michelle-obama-at-u-s-open/

    And BTW, Michelle Obama was in another sleeveless cocktail dress at today’s ceremonies. She had on one of her daughter’s shrunken sweater/jackets for a while but soon she was back in her black sleeveless. The only things missing from a night club atmosphere was a martini in her grip and samba music.

  15. Well well well, i know its PPP and probably a ploy but Hillary Clinton running mega strong in South Caolina for 2016. even stronger with black than whites. No one comes close.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/09/more-south-carolina-miscellany.html

    So it’s interesting to see now that 57% of Democrats in the state say she’d be their first choice for the party nominee in 2016. She’s followed by Joe Biden at 23%, Andrew Cuomo at 5%, Deval Patrick at 2%, Russ Feingold and Mark Warner at 1%, and Kirsten Gillibrand and Brian Schweitzer at 0%.

    The most interesting thing about Hillary’s South Carolina numbers is that she’s even stronger with blacks at 59% than she is with whites at 54%. Her husband aggravated black voters in the state in 2008 and probably hurt her cause but there doesn’t seem to be any long term damage from that.

    We’ve done similar polls in Iowa (where Clinton was at 44% to 13% for Biden and no one else in doublt digits) and New Hampshire (where Clinton was at 52% to 16% for Biden and no one else in double digits.) It’s clear at this point that if Clinton decided to run she would start out as the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination. Of course that was the case in 2008 too which is why these early polls are fun but not terribly predictive.

    If you take Clinton and Biden out of the equation, 61% of voters have no preference. The best of the rest is Cuomo with 15% followed by Warner at 8%, Feingold at 7%, Patrick at 4%, Gillibrand at 3%, and Schweitzer at 2%. We didn’t do an iteration without Clinton and Biden in Iowa but we did in New Hampshire and Cuomo led there as well with 30% to 18% for Feingold and 13% for Patrick.

    ……………………….

    I loathe the way they phrase it but Clinton is loved in the south. If Obama voluntarily steps aside, she wins handily.

  16. Barack Obama’s approval rating in North Carolina has fallen to 43%, with 53% of voters disapproving of him. That’s the lowest PPP has found in monthly polling of the state since the weekend before last year’s general election when Democrats were annihilated at the polls.

    Obama’s got 2 big problems: independents and a loss of support with his party base. Only 31% of independent voters think he’s doing a good job to 62% who disapprove. He was at an already bad 38/56 a month ago and things have only gotten worse for him. Obama’s other issue is that he’s losing support from Democrats. He was at 79/16 and now he’s down to 75/20. He also has only a 7% approval with Republicans but that’s really par for the course at this point- we’re well beyond the point where he can expect to get any support across party lines.

    Despite Obama’s atrocious approval numbers he remains competitive with Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in the state, at least on the surface. He’s tied with Perry at 46% and holds the smallest of advantages over Romney at 45-44. Those numbers aren’t as rosy for Obama as they appear to be though. Only 5% of the undecideds in the Perry match up approve of him to 83% who disapprove and on the generic legislative ballot they support Republicans by a 57-21 margin. It’s a similar story in the match up with Romney. The undecideds there disapprove of Obama by a 10/81 spread and support a generic Republican 62-14. When those folks come off the fence they’re going to be voting GOP which means if the election was today Obama would lose the state.

    ……………..

    very very interesting. Obama has lost the middle for good with those kind of figures, undecided lean republican by a 8 to 1 spread….thats leathal.

  17. actually in the NC obama perry match up, Perry would take undecideds 16 to 1 and Romney takes undecideds by 8 to 1. You cant even spin that away, its devestating.

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    moononpluto
    September 11th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Whoa….Goldman Sachs estimating: 9.4% unemployment on Election Day 2012
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    Howzit? When todays real figure isn’t 9.1% as they like to quote.
    More like 16%. closer to 19% if you include the no longer eligible to collect- By 2012 they will have to report a fair number like 10% at least…

  19. Also in the news…

    77 U.S. troops injured in Taliban truck bombing

    The massive blast outside an American military base in Afghanistan also killed five Afghans on the eve of 9/11, officials say.

    Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan—

    The massive Taliban truck bomb that exploded outside an American military base in a restive eastern district injured nearly 80 U.S. troops and killed five Afghans, Western and Afghan officials said Sunday.

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place Saturday evening in the Sayedabad district of Wardak province. That is the same district where insurgents last month shot down a U.S. Chinook helicopter, killing 30 American troops, the majority of them Navy SEALs, including some from the unit responsible for killing Osama bin Laden.

    The Chinook crash, which remains under investigation, was the worst single loss of American military lives in the nearly decade-long war.

    Although no Americans died in Saturday’s blast, it appeared to be one of the biggest casualty counts in an insurgent strike on a Western military installation. The bombing also carried symbolic weight, coming on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

    Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the Wardak provincial governor, said the blast devastated the Sayedabad district center, damaging a number of government buildings including a medical facility. An 8-year-old girl and a policeman were among the five Afghans killed. Seventeen Afghans were injured, he said.

    NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said in a statement that the outpost’s perimeter wall was damaged in the attack, but that “protective barriers … absorbed most of the explosion.”

    Western military officials said the injuries of most of the 77 troops who were hurt were not life-threatening.

    The Taliban said in a statement that a “martyrdom-seeking” attacker blew up a truck packed with explosives just outside the base. The group, which often exaggerates the effectiveness of its attacks, claimed that as many as 50 U.S. troops were killed.

    Hours after the attack, a solemn ceremony was held at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Sunday morning to remember the victims of Sept. 11. Before an audience of several hundred embassy employees, military officials and Afghan dignitaries, the American flag was lowered to half-staff and a lone bugle sounded taps.

    U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who flew into New York as the attacks were taking place, said he kept his boarding pass from his flight that day.

    “For me, the last 10 years have always been about 9/11,” he said before the crowd observed a moment of silence. “I’m never going to forget what happened that day, and I will never give up on my commitment to doing everything I can to ensure that 9/11 never happens again.”

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghanistan-base-attack-20110912,0,4114949.story

  20. …another obit bites the dust…too little too late…

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/obama-and-jobs-why-i-dont-believe-him-anymore-20110906

    Obama and Jobs: Why I Don’t Believe Him Anymore
    POSTED: September 6, 9:17 AM ET

    Matt Taibbi

    I was in an airport in Florida yesterday and was forced into a terrible, Sophie’s Choice-type choice.

    I was hours early for a flight and stuck in a relatively small terminal crammed with people. Only one area in the whole wing had empty seats; an unused gate that contained a TV blaring the CNN broadcast of Obama’s Labor Day speech at full volume.

    So it was either sit underneath a full-volume broadcast of our fearless president bellowing out his latest hollow promises, or the hellish alternative: retreat to gates full of screaming five year-old children, all of them jacked up on sugar and bawling their eyes out because it was the end of Labor Day weekend and their cruel parents were dragging them home from Disneyworld.

    I ended up choosing the screaming children. The one open seat in a nearby gate was next to an extended family of Indian tourists. A four year-old boy from that group wearing a cape and brandishing a plastic light saber thought it was funny when he kept saber-swiping at my knees. But sitting through that was better than having to listen to Obama drape himself in Harry Trumanisms and talk about “shared prosperity.”

    Obama hasn’t been a total disaster on labor. Most notably, he stepped up in the Wisconsin mess and at least took sides in that debate, calling the push to end collective bargaining rights an “assault” on unions.

    But I remember following Obama on the campaign trail and hearing all sorts of promises before union-heavy crowds. He said he would raise the minimum wage every year; he said he would fight free-trade agreements. He also talked about repealing the Bush tax cuts and ending tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas.

    It’s not just that he hasn’t done those things. The more important thing is that the people he’s surrounded himself with are not labor people, but stooges from Wall Street. Barack Obama has as his chief of staff a former top-ranking executive from one of the most grossly corrupt mega-companies on earth, JP Morgan Chase. He sees Bill Daley in his own office every day, yet when it comes time to talk abut labor issues, he has to go out and make selected visits twice a year or whatever to the Richard Trumkas of the world.

    Listening to Obama talk about jobs and shared prosperity yesterday reminded me that we are back in campaign mode and Barack Obama has started doing again what he does best – play the part of a progressive. He’s good at it. It sounds like he has a natural affinity for union workers and ordinary people when he makes these speeches. But his policies are crafted by representatives of corporate/financial America, who happen to entirely make up his inner circle.

    I just don’t believe this guy anymore, and it’s become almost painful to listen to him.

  21. Very emotional article/speeches . The irony for me is that when Bush “won” the election from Gore in 2000 I was almost as depressed as when Obama “won” the nomination over Hillary. Today, I am grateful that Gore never became President and although I disagree with a lot of what “W” did, I respect the fact that he, like Bill and Hillary, love this country. I am not so sure about the current occupant of the White House.

  22. Field Marshal Tantawi’s mysterious disappearance intensified speculation that Egypt’s generals had deliberately failed to protect the embassy for political gain.
    _______________

    Tantawi needs to be replaced..

  23. Tony Stark
    September 11th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Egypt ignored Obama’s calls as mob attacked Israeli embassy.

    ————————
    Thank you for posting this.

    Thank God this terrible incident didn’t result in much worse consequences.

  24. There is a documentary on CBS right now of 9-11. It was not intended to be on the terrorist attack, but to track a couple of rookie firemen starting out. The film will show what happened inside the towers when it happened.

    RIP.

  25. JanH
    September 11th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Jan, I read the whole article. Their rescue was awesome. The Israelis dressed in arabic robes and were swept away- Kudos to Pannetta issuing a warning to them if any of the security were hurt- great!

    Did you read the comments? An American boob posting incendiary comments. Hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about.. The women posting were great..

  26. With Gore as POTUS, we would not have had the Iraq war, and probably the 9/11 attack would have been stopped also.

  27. The most interesting thing about Hillary’s South Carolina numbers is that she’s even stronger with blacks at 59% than she is with whites at 54%. Her husband aggravated black voters in the state in 2008 and probably hurt her cause but there doesn’t seem to be any long term damage from that.
    ******************************

    I am so sick of that BS. Bill did not aggravate black voters, the fool in the WH did. Stop with the BS!

  28. From ACE
    ********************

    Final Polling for NY-9 from PPP:

    —CAC

    Turner (R) 47% Weprin (D) 41%
    More numbers per PPP’s twitter:
    37% in NY-9 say Israel ‘very important’ to their votes. They support Turner over Weprin 71-22.

    Weiner’s favorability in NY-9: 29/53. (So much for Weiner trying to run again for this district, eh?)

    22% of Jewish voters in NY-9 approve of Obama’s handling of Israel. 68% disapprove.

    Turner’s approval numbers: 45%/30%.

    Weprin’s: 39%/36%.

    From @PPP:

    Weprin actually has positive favorability numbers. If Dems lose this race blaming it on Weprin it is an excuse and ignores the bigger issues.

    What is one of those bigger issues?

    President Obama’s approval rating in this district: 31%.

    In fact per PPP, Obama would lose this district 42-46 to Romney and only edge Perry 44-43.

    This, combined with the Magellan Poll giving the Republican a 5 point lead, and the Siena poll giving him a 6 point lead, should give us cautious confidence.
    The finger pointing post-election amongst Democrats if Turner indeed pulls it off will be popcorn-worthy.

    The moneyshot quote from Public Policy Polling:

    One final note on the poll and what perhaps should concern Democrats most of all. 55% of voters in the district report having voted for Obama in 2008, which is the actual percentage of the vote he got in the district. Last year a lot of the races Democrats lost were because their voters didn’t show up and the electorate was far more conservative than for a Presidential year. When you lose that way you can say, well, our voters will come back out in 2012 and we’ll be fine. But there is no enthusiasm gap here. Obama voters are showing up in the same numbers they did in 2008. But only 65% of them are voting Democratic. That’s a really big cause for concern.

    Losing over a third of your “base” isn’t even a really big cause for concern. Repeated elsewhere, it is a cause for pulling a LBJ.

  29. turndownobama: “With Gore as POTUS, we would not have had the Iraq war, and probably the 9/11 attack would have been stopped also.”
    **********

    Dunno about 9/11, but you’re certainly right about Iraq. I don’t think we would have had the Afghan war either. Bush’s only reason for going into Afghanistan was because the Taliban would not extradite Ben Laden. Imagine invading a country because we have no extradition agreement with them to extradite a suspect – remember, Ben Laden was no more than a suspect at the time.

    At worst, we could have sent the SEALs in to track OBL down and assassinate or retrieve him. And even in 2011, we had no evidence against him that would hold up in a US court, so we preferred to assassinate him rather than embarrass ourselves with a trial.

    In light of which, it was very much a neocon Bush/Rumsfeld approach to invade a country under such scant pretenses. I don’t think Gore would have done that.

  30. It would seem Obama has reached a tipping point in reality, he best retire…….

    Amodei looks to be headed for easy victory

    Republican Mark Amodei appears to be headed for an easy victory in Tuesday’s special election to replace Dean Heller as the Representative from Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District. He’s polling at 50% to 37% for Democrat Kate Marshall with 2 third party candidates combining for 8% and 5% of voters still undecided.

    When PPP polled this race three weeks ago it was considerably more competitive with Amodei ahead only 43-42. Marshall had 2 things going for her then that are no longer the case. The first was that Democrats were more enthused about her, giving her 86% of their votes, than Republicans were about Amodei who had only 77% of the GOP vote locked down. That has now flipped with 83% of Republicans planning to vote for Amodei while only 74% of Democrats say they’ll vote for Marshall.

    The second big thing that has changed is who’s planning to come out and vote on Tuesday. On the first poll 48% of those surveyed reported having voted for Barack Obama in 2008, almost identical to the 49% of the vote he received in the district. Now only 43% of those planning to vote in the election self report having voted for Obama, an indication that an enthusiasm gap has developed and Republicans are more likely to turn out than Democrats. That’s something that’s already been seen in the early voting numbers for the race.

    Marshall has not proven to be a strong candidate. 37% of voters have a favorable opinion of her to 50% with a negative one. But she’s also losing because of things out of her control. Barack Obama’s approval rating in the district is only 33% with 59% of voters unhappy with the job he’s doing. It would be very difficult for Democrats to win any open seat race where the President’s that unpopular. Obama trails Mitt Romney by a 53-37 margin in the district and is down 52-40 to Perry as well. Given that the district split evenly in 2008 if you extrapolate those numbers statewide Obama’s 12 point victory over John McCain last time would now look like a tie with Perry and a small disadvantage against Romney.

    There’s one thing the numbers make very clear- Republicans dodged a bullet when Sharron Angle was kept out of the race. Only 24% of voters in the district have a favorable opinion of her to 63% with a negative one and in a hypothetical head to head with Marshall she would trail 47-40. The fact that Amodei polls 20 points better than Angle really makes you wonder what would have happened to Harry Reid with a serviceable opponent.

  31. Obama makes announcement on 9/11.- This story initially published in the Sunday Times, has been wiped from the web- but luckily captured by a media blogger. Hey, tough guy- take this message on the campaign trail. It’s a sure thing for your re-election.
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    Sickening: Obama has approved the establishment of a Taliban political HQ in Qatar

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    The Sunday Times (London) ^ | 09/11/2011

    America has given its blessing for the Taleban to be brought in from the cold with a critical step towards reconciliation as the world paused to mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    The Times has learnt that Washington has endorsed plans for the Islamist network to open political headquarters in the gulf state of Qatar by the end of the year. The move has been devised so that the West can begin formal peace talks with the Taleban.

  32. DNC campaigns for Obama jobs plan

    By TIM MAK | 9/12/11

    The Democratic National Committee is launching a new ad campaign Monday to build public pressure on Congress to back President Barack Obama’s job plan.

    The television spots feature clips from Obama’s jobs speech to a joint session of Congress last Thursday evening.

    “The next election is fourteen months away. And the people who sent us here, the people who hired us to work for them – they don’t have the luxury of waiting fourteen months… Members of Congress, it is time for us to meet our responsibilities,” Obama says in the clip.

    One of the ads emphasizes that the Obama jobs plan features tax cuts for workers, tax credits for small businesses and are “fully paid for.”

    The DNC said the advertisements are meant to encourage voters to tell members of Congress to support the jobs plan.

    “The President has a plan to create jobs and help middle class Americans get ahead and this effort is intended to communicate that plan to the American people and for Americans to communicate their support for his plan to their representatives in Washington,” said DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse. “There is simply no time to waste.”

    The advertisements, entitled “14 months,” will start airing Monday, and are part of a campaign that will run several weeks. Obama will send Congress the text of his jobs bill Monday and will also hold an event in the Rose Garden to call on lawmakers to back it.

    According to the Democratic National Committee, the ads will run in some key media markets: Denver, Colorado; Tampa and Orlando, Florida; Des Moines, Iowa; Las Vegas , Nevada; Manchester, New Hampshire; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia; and Washington, DC.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63226.html

  33. “The next election is fourteen months away. And the people who sent us here, the people who hired us to work for them – they don’t have the luxury of waiting fourteen months… Members of Congress, it is time for us to meet our responsibilities,” Obama says in the clip.
    ________________________

    The word Luxury doesn’t seem to fit in with the topic.
    ________________________________

    “One of the ads emphasizes that the Obama jobs plan features tax cuts for workers, tax credits for small businesses and are “fully paid for.”
    ______________________

    Someone in the audience has to publicly pin him down on How the Jobs Plan is funded… The newspapers need a money quote.

  34. turndownobama: “With Gore as POTUS, we would not have had the Iraq war, and probably the 9/11 attack would have been stopped also.”
    **********

    Dunno about 9/11, but you’re certainly right about Iraq.

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

    I was posting for Bill and Gore from 1998 through 2001, against a lot of right wingnuts. They were upset because Bill and Gore were trying to warn the country that the next big threat would be ‘intelligent terrorism’, weapons that could get through our airline weapons checks. No one could imagine that at the time. The wingnuts said Bill and Gore were just making it up.

    Bill and Gore did set up some security programs to consider what new weapons or techniques might be used and watch for possible terrorist plots. Mostly they were thinking of germ warfare, but iirc there was some speculation about our planes themselves being used as weapons. When Bush got in, he cut this program off (or way down) saying it was a waste of money.

    A US flight school used by the 9/11 hijackers became suspicious of them, reported to security, but no one followed up. Some report of an al Qaeda attack coming got as far as Bush himself, who brushed it off.

  35. These are the same barbarians Obama welcomes for Peace talks in Quatar..
    __________________________________

    Taliban suicide attack on Nato base wounds 50 US soldiers

    JALALABAD: A suicide bomber driving a truck attacked an advance Nato combat post in central Afghanistan, wounding 89 people including 50 American soldiers, the US Army said Sunday.

    The Taliban claimed responsibility on their Internet site for Saturday’s attack, news of which came as the world marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in the United States.

    US Army spokesman Major David Eastburn said 50 American soldiers and 15 Afghans were among the injured. It was not clear who the others hurt in the attack were.

    “It happened at 5:15 pm on Saturday. It detonated near the entry point at a combat outpost, resulting in 89 wounded in action and a 20-foot hole in the wall.” Nato’s International Security Assistance Force said in a statement: “A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a large vehicle-borne improvised explosive device at the entrance of Combat Outpost Sayed Abad, Wardak province, yesterday (Saturday).”The 9/11 attacks led to the US-led invasion of Afghanistan that resulted in the downfall of the Taliban in late 2001.

    But the radical Islamists have since re-emerged to wage an increasingly deadly insurgency against the Western-backed government in Kabul and foreign forces.

    The post-9/11 invasion of Afghanistan by the United States and its allies “will remain a permanent stigma on the face of Western democracy”, the Taliban said Saturday to mark the attacks on the United States.

    The Islamists, who refused to give up al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden following the attacks, also said the people of Afghanistan had “endless stamina for a long war” and would “send the Americans to the dustbin of history”.

    In a long statement issued in Persian and English, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said the attacks on the US in 2001 had been used, unjustly, as a “pretext” for the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan.

    The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is the name the Taliban gave themselves during their rule in Afghanistan from 1996-2001.

    A decade of fighting in Afghanistan began with Operation Enduring Freedom and snowballed into a huge effort involving around 130,000 foreign troops from dozens of countries.

    Launched a month after the 9/11 attacks, the US-led military campaign under president George W. Bush was designed to topple the Taliban and ensure al Qaeda could no longer use Afghanistan as a safe haven.

    Of 100,000 US troops in Afghanistan, 33,000 will leave by mid-2012, even as a still-potent Taliban insurgency is focused on headline-grabbing suicide attacks against government officials and foreign targets.

    In 10 years of conflict, battlefield successes have ebbed and flowed for the troops, who invaded the country on October 7, 2001 alongside the anti-Taliban mujahedeen, driving the Taliban from Kabul by early December.

    http://www.dawn.com/2011/09/11/taliban-attack-nato-base-50-us-soldiers-wounded.html

  36. Are President Obama’s Actions Hostile to Jews and Israel?

    Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel Sep 12th, 2011

    Is President Obama hostile to Jews and Israel? Let’s look at the evidence.

    Last week, the Obama Administration issued talking points for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, where it referred to those struck by terrorism “whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or Manila, or Lahore or London.” Conspicuously absent was the name of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Sderot, which have been hit by terrorists, not once, but numerous times.

    As a single instance, this omission might be unremarkable. In fact, however, omitting mention of Israel fits a pattern. When running for President, then-Senator Obama​ referred in his July 2008 Berlin speech to the need to “dismantle the [terrorist] networks that have struck in Madrid and Amman; in London and Bali; in Washington and New York.” Again, no Israel.

    It seems hard to believe that these omissions could be anything other than intentional. After all, Israel has been a primary target of terrorists throughout the past decade. Almost 2,000 Israelis have been murdered by terrorists in this period and over 10,000 maimed or disfigured. In per capita terms, far more Israelis have been murdered by terrorists than Americans were murdered in 9/11.

    Obama also omits Israel in other contexts. Thus, when Haiti was struck by a calamitous earthquake in January 2010, Israel’s relief efforts were exceptional, only matched by those of the United States, and were singled out for praise by former President Clinton​. However, in praising these relief efforts, Obama omitted any mention of Israel, saying only that “help continues to flow in, not just from the United States but from Brazil, Mexico, Canada, France, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, among others.”

    While Obama has more or less consistently failed to hold accountable or penalize the PA for incitement to violence against Israel, he has been emphatic and repetitive attacking Jewish housing projects in eastern Jerusalem as an obstacle to peace. His Administration has used the terms “condemn,” an “insult” and an “affront” when expressing disagreement with Israel on this issue, terms never used about other allies.

    That Obama blames Israel, not the Palestinians, for the absence of peace is obvious. In a January 2010 interview, despite Israel’s acceptance in-principle of a Palestinian state, readiness to negotiate and instituting an unprecedented 10-month Jewish construction freeze in Judea and Samaria, Obama said Israel had made no “bold gestures.”

    In a March 2011 meeting with Jewish leaders, Obama contended that “Israel’s [Palestinian] partner is sincere in wanting a peaceful settlement,” while asking his Jewish interlocutors to “speak to your Israeli friends and relatives and search your souls to determine how badly do you really want peace … Israelis think this peace process is overrated.”

    Note also the contrast between his holiday messages to Jews and to Muslims.

    In his Rosh Hashanah message last year, Obama only once referred to ‘Jews,’ not once to ‘Judaism,’ promoted a Palestinian state, and never mentioned the extraordinary contributions of Jews to the U.S.

    In contrast, in his August 2010 Ramadan Message, Obama referred to ‘Muslims’ six times and to ‘Islam’ twice, stated that “American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country,” and praised “Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings … a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.” Here, Obama, made no reference to what Muslims must do to achieve peace with Israel.

    There are many other indicators of Obama evincing discomfort around Jewish matters. When, in May 2010, Obama signed the Daniel Pearl​ Press Freedom Act, he did not mention that Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter, was beheaded by Islamist terrorists because he was a Jew and that he was forced to state in the video recorded of his gruesome murder that he was an American Jew. Instead, Obama merely referred to Pearl’s “loss.” And let’s not forget Obama’s June 2009 Cairo speech, in which he compared the circumstances of Palestinians under Israeli rule to Jews under the Nazis and blacks under Apartheid. Nor his September 2009 UN speech, in which Obama “couple[d] unwavering commitment to Israel” with Israel “respecting the legitimate claims and rights of the Palestinians.”

    These incidents, some important, some less so, have assumed a troubling pattern. They suggest that President Obama has a distaste or even hostility towards Jews and Israel. But should we be surprised? He spent twenty years absorbing the anti-Israel sermons of Pastor Jeremiah Wright, whom Obama has called a “great man,” his “friend” and “mentor.”

    http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/12/are-president-obama%e2%80%99s-actions-hostile-to-jews-and-israel/

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  37. Pawlenty just endorsed Romney….that means nothing really. Pawlenty got no support because he was not conservative enough.

  38. I’ve been trying to figure out who Billy and Johnny Boy is….how about filling in the village idiot this morning? LOL!

  39. 9/11 was years in the making/planning and there is no reason to believe any President in office at the time could have prevented it. You can argue that information passed on to the Bush adminstration by Clinton’s national secuirty team may have been ignored, but it is still unlikely that 9/11 could have been prevented given the level of secuity (or lack therof) at the time of the attacks. As for Gore, he distanced himself from Bill and it cost him the election. He has not been supportive of Hillary or Bill, but namely making himself very wealthy on the issue of global warming , the causes of which are open for debate. I am very happy today that Al Gore lost the election.

  40. jbstonesfan
    September 12th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    You really get to know someone after they have lost an election, especially a close one. I feel the same about Gore, I voted for him, he did win that election, but I have now learned more about the true person. Would he have handled the security differently? I guess that is hard for me to tell.

    What I do know is that HRC, after winning the Primary, and not getting the nod, really have perform in an admirable manner. She has gone on to serve her country in a very difficult situation, and really is one of the hardest working I have ever seen. Would she have done better? Based on causes she has worked in the past, and how hard she works now, I really think she would have. Being the President is not a 9-5 job, and she knows that. Many that get there, at least in the last few years do not know that.

  41. jbstonesfan
    September 12th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I agree with you. Back before the Opocalypse, midway thru W’s 2nd term, I was parroting the left’s line about Condi’s “failure of intelligence” etc. But really, it could have happened no matter who was Pres. AQ & OBL were determined, fanatical, and creative.
    I sometimes think W could have had a better record if he had not picked Cheney to be his VP. I think his unscripted moment there at ground zero, away from handlers & masterminds, showed his potential. It’s too bad.
    Gore too had potential, but I think it was greatly overrated. I seriously underestimated his ego & self-centeredness.

  42. In just one month…

    Turkey suspended its military ties with Israel, expelled top Israeli diplomats, pledged to campaign in support of the Palestinians’ statehood bid, and vowed to send the Turkish navy to escort Gaza-bound aid ships in the future.

    &

    Erdogan is expected to give a speech on Monday at Cairo University, to set out Turkey’s vision for the region.

    Can’t imagine why I am suspicious.

  43. Cut and paste teleprompter script from Thursday…

    Obama quotes “an anonymous GOP aide” who says “why would we want to work with Obama? It’s not good politics!” Ah, perfect villain.

    He said urgency…urgency, you were 12 minutes late to the speech.

    11x time PTB now.

  44. Oh god, he’s doing the telethon thing, pick up your phone, write an email…….oh just fuck off.

    Damn it, 12x times, i missed it by 1.

  45. Boehner says he “will immediately request that it be scored by the Congressional Budget Office”

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that he will today send Congress the text of legislation outlined in his remarks to a Joint Session last Thursday.

    “While we have a different vision for what is needed to support job creation in our country, we appreciate the President’s pledge to transmit legislation to Congress and will immediately request that it be scored by the Congressional Budget Office. Once we receive CBO’s analysis, we can begin the important work of reviewing the various elements of his proposal. The record of the economic proposals enacted during the last Congress necessitates careful examination of the President’s latest plan as well as consideration of alternative measures that may more effectively support private-sector job creation. It is my hope that we will be able to work together to put in place the best ideas of both parties and help put Americans back to work. In the meantime, the House will continue its work to remove government barriers to private-sector job creation, and we will continue to call on our colleagues in the Democratic-led Senate to take action on the numerous job creation bills passed by the House that await consideration in their chamber.”

  46. Dems starting to think Obama could lose

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/12/dems-starting-to-think-obama-could-lose/

    Three weeks ago, I posed the question of what would happen if Democrats became so convinced that Barack Obama could not win a second term that they asked him to step aside. Yesterday, the New York Times reports that leaders in the party are starting to come to the conclusion that Obama may not be able to succeed — and that has alarm bells going off:

    Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama’s re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly acknowledging anxiety about the White House’s ability to strengthen the president’s standing over the next 14 months.

    Elected officials and party leaders at all levels said their worries have intensified as the economy has displayed new signs of weakness. They said the likelihood of a highly competitive 2012 race is increasing as the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced and conservative to pose a serious threat, has started narrowing to two leading candidates, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, who have executive experience and messages built around job creation.

    And in a campaign cycle in which Democrats had entertained hopes of reversing losses from last year’s midterm elections, some in the party fear that Mr. Obama’s troubles could reverberate down the ballot into Congressional, state and local races. …

    But a survey of two dozen Democratic officials found a palpable sense of concern that transcended a single week of ups and downs. The conversations signaled a change in mood from only a few months ago, when Democrats widely believed that Mr. Obama’s path to re-election, while challenging, was secure.

    They’ve started to recognize the problem, but they’re having trouble diagnosing its causes. According to the NYT, some in the party think that Obama has to get out of Washington more often — after just spending most of August either on vacation or taking a bus tour of the Midwest. When exactly has this President stuck around Washington DC?

    Others in the Democratic Party have fallen victim to the Big Speech Syndrome that has afflicted this presidency. They want Obama to be angrier, pound the pulpit, and make a lot more speeches. That, however, won’t impress anyone after three years of supposedly soaring rhetoric and little in results. This week, Obama put the Big Speech on his jobs plan ahead of actually producing the jobs plan. Americans have been waiting for this big “pivot” to jobs since it became obvious in 2010 that the 2009 stimulus plan had failed, and certainly after the embarrassing “Recovery Summer” flop. All Obama did between then and now was talk.

    If Obama has a shot at re-election, the economy has to start showing signs of real growth and large-scale job creation. He won’t get that from the rehashed ambiguities he offered in his speech Thursday. Washington has to roll back the blizzard of federal regulation either already imposed or proposed in order to get investors interested in pricing risk again in the US. In his speech, Obama explicitly refused to do that, standing by Dodd-Frank and ObamaCare. He also refuses to end the regulatory attacks on domestic energy exploration, extraction, and refining, a move that would almost instantly create hundreds of thousands of jobs and signal plentiful and cheaper energy costs for businesses looking to expand.

    Since it’s clear Obama won’t act responsibly for economic growth, Democrats had better plan on the post-Obama era arriving four years earlier than expected. The only question remaining will be whether they will watch as Obama drags down Democrats into massive losses in November 2012, or whether they can convince him to step aside so that they can salvage what they can with a different Democratic nominee at the top of the ticket.

  47. Turkey’s vision for the region
    ===============================

    That would be to escalate hostilities even further with Israel, possibly leading to war with Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Hezbelloh, Hamas, and Iran.

  48. Moon

    …They’ve started to recognize the problem, but they’re having trouble diagnosing its causes. According to the NYT, some in the party think that Obama has to get out of Washington more often — after just spending most of August either on vacation or taking a bus tour of the Midwest. When exactly has this President stuck around Washington DC?

    Others in the Democratic Party have fallen victim to the Big Speech Syndrome that has afflicted this presidency. They want Obama to be angrier, pound the pulpit, and make a lot more speeches. That, however, won’t impress anyone after three years of supposedly soaring rhetoric and little in results.

    ——–
    When the afterbirth New York Times states that their child isn’t guaranteed of winning, then we know the reality is that even the most dedicated of Obot’s is off the Kool Aid.

    They are really desperate.

    Too bad, so sad.

    We told you!

  49. I am really stunned by some of the comments above concerning “what If” Gore had become president. Some of the comments ignore facts.

    I spoke with an Israeli who was a family member of the head of Israeli intelligence. He told me that Israel had repeated warned the US throughout the summer of info of a major terrorist act aginst us and that specifically the cities of Chicago, New York and DC were named. The US did not act on the information given. There is every reason to believe that the attack could have been thwarted but the Bush admin had their heads up their rear ends plotting for ways to invade Iraq. They thought they could have a little oil puppet in the mideast.

    Make no mistake, the expense of the Iraq war started this country into recession. Whether you like or respect Gore now, I believe he would have continued a Clinton agenda. I think the surplus would have allowed a public option. But that is just specualtion.

    Just remember the state of the country when Clinton left office and Bush took over. \Now we have followed one lazy, incompetent POTUS with another. But the American people are to blame for electing these people. You really do get the governmnet you deserve. But please stop the revisionist history.

  50. “CLINTON: I told the secretary of the interior, the head of your development program, that I was aghast to find out that we still need to raise $10 million to finish this place. And Speaker Boehner and I have already volunteered to do a bipartisan event in Washington.

    “Let’s get this show on the road. Let’s roll.”

    That would be the Islamic martyrs victory memorial, oriented toward Mecca: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/09/paul-murdoch-channels-allahpundit.html and http://www.crescentofbetrayal.com/proof.htm.

    Betrayal.

    As for Bush, there’s too much to be said, so just this: http://tominpaine.blogspot.com/2011/09/bushs-5-fatal-missteps-on-tragic-path.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TomInPaine+%28Tom+In+Paine%29.

  51. Carol
    September 12th, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    Amen.
    Gore would have appointed people who know how to get results and are competent. Just because Obama is incompetent, doesn’t make Bush competent.

  52. If I remember the election of the hanging chads, the FL supremes decided the election was over, the recount was over and tossed the crown to Bush. It was nothing compared to the corruption that Baracko and his gang pulled/and are still pulling on American’s.

    Bush had his own agenda in starting the war and going after Sadam, we are still paying for that stupidity.
    Obama has his own agenda, and how long will we pay for all the wrong he has done??

    We were screwed by Bush and now even our children will be screwed for years by this puppet, do-nothing right, boob in the Oval.

    Now we will have to vote for some other cowboy or incompetent to get Obama out.

    H-I-L-L-A-R-Y plaleeeeeeeeze run.

  53. Whether you like or respect Gore now, I believe he would have continued a Clinton agenda.

    That was what I assumed as well, but really, what proof do we have that he would have done that? He was aloof during the Clinton years, he wouldn’t let Clinton campaign for him, he & Tipper had the “most devoted couple image”, then he went into the wilderness with his powerpoints. And proved to be a cheating spouse, like John Edwards. I used to think that any Dem was better than any GOPer. But what proof is there that Gore wouldn’t have appointed his own ivory-tower coterie and gotten under the thumb of the lobbyists? For that matter Obama actually has a lot of ex-Clintonites in his circle — including Axelrod & Rahm. Fat lot of good that did in continuing the Clinton policies. Do we really know that Gore is part of what is good about the Dem party or is he part of what is rotten?
    I think he would have been great as an environmentalist President but I simply don’t know how he would have handled 9/11 or crony capitalism because he was not put to the test.

  54. Issa: Holder so ‘inept he is dangerous’ as attorney general

    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that Attorney General Eric Holder is so “inept that he is dangerous to have as the Attorney General” and that President Obama should consider removing him from office.

    Issa made the comments on the Laura Ingraham show while commenting about the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking program.

    “He doesn’t want to admit that it was felony-stupid,” Issa said of the operation, which was run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which allowed assault-type weapons to be illegally purchased and smuggled across the border.

    The Department of Justice was monitoring the weapons, but they have turned up at crime scenes across Mexico. Two weapons that were sold under the program were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December.

    Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson was removed from his position late last month as the result of an investigation pushed by Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But Issa believes that Attorney General Holder either signed off on the operation or was “willfully ignorant.”

    “The only way the attorney general didn’t know is that he made sure he didn’t want to know,” Issa said.

    The congressman said the scandal was “dumber than Iran-Contra,” the program under which senior officials in the Reagan administration secretly sold arms to Iran to fund Nicaraguan rebels. Both arms sales to Iran and funding of the Contras was explicitly prohibited by law, and Reagan national security advisers Oliver North and John Poindexter were convicted of violating the law.

    “What we need is an admission that it was wrong … and then we need assurance that it won’t happen again,” Issa said.

    For his part, Holder has admitted that the Fast and Furious program “was clearly a flawed enforcement effort,” but denied that he or any of his aides had knowledge of the operation.

    “The notion that this reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that at this point I don’t think is supported by the facts and I think once we examine it and once the facts are revealed we’ll see that’s not the case,” Holder said last Wednesday.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/180867-issa-holder-qso-inept-he-may-be-a-dangerq-as-attorney-general?page=2#comments

    I think Issa is moving slowly, not only to gather as much proof as possible, but to keep the story building up to the election.

  55. You can argue that information passed on to the Bush adminstration by Clinton’s national secuirty team may have been ignored, but it is still unlikely that 9/11 could have been prevented given the level of secuity (or lack therof) at the time of the attacks.

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    The level of security in early Sept 2001 was down from 2000 because Bush had cut it down, saying it was a waste of money. A new POTUS Gore would have been able to raise it from the 2000 level.

  56. Condi’s “failure of intelligence” etc.

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    Intelligence wasn’t Condi’s job. The inteligence needed to prevent 9/11 was the kind Bill and Gore were working on: research and brainstorming about what new methods might be used to get past the then-current airline checks against obvious weapons or bombs.

    The failure was the usual GOP ‘economy’, and ‘cutting down waste.’ They didn’t believe there could ever be much threat from overseas terrorists, so they cut Bill/Gore’s program. This decision came from way above Condi’s pay grade.

  57. Obama peddles extending unemployment insurance. Reminder: It’s a small business killer

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    Do you think that the same business that laid someone off, will have to immediately and directly pay that worker’s extended unemployment insurance? I don’t think it works that way.

    What will kill the neighborhood barber shop, is when the laid off worker can’t afford to get his hair cut and grows dreadlocks.

  58. Whether you like or respect Gore now, I believe he would have continued a Clinton agenda.

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    Yes. Gore made a mistake in not letting Bill campaign for him, but that does not mean he would have reversed on all the projects he and Bill had pushed during the 90s.

    And Gore sure wouldn’t have gone to war for Halliburton, er, for oil!

  59. Ted Kennedy was supposedly angry at Presisent Clinton for the comments regarding the civil rights movement during S. Carolina primary. I wonder how he would explain the recent interviews of Jackie O being released shortly? It seems to me the Clintons deserved the AA vote and not Bambi, whose endorsement by Kennedy really opened up the flood gates for other democrats to abandon her.

  60. If I remember the election of the hanging chads, the FL supremes decided the election was over, the recount was over and tossed the crown to Bush. [….]
    Bush had his own agenda in starting the war and going after Sadam, we are still paying for that stupidity.

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    Yes. Remember that even without Bill’s help, Gore WON the nationwide popular vote in 2000. He won the electoral votes too, except that Bush’s SC was able to delay counting the FL votes.

    That’s by the votes that were cast. Remember it came out that Jeb Bush had “delivered” Florida by blocking other Democrats from getting to vote at all.

  61. He was aloof during the Clinton years, he wouldn’t let Clinton campaign for him, he & Tipper had the “most devoted couple image”, then he went into the wilderness with his powerpoints. And proved to be a cheating spouse, like John Edwards.

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    Aloof from what? He did the work that Bill wanted him to. He was Spock to Bill’s Kirk.

    What in the world does this personal tabloid gossip have to do with counter-terrorism policies?

    Into the wilderness? After having the 2000 election stolen, what would you have him do?

    Cheating spouse????? On what charge? Some hotel masseuse sells a story to a tabloid which is contradicted by her own witnesses and her own written letter after the alleged (2009?) incident?

  62. “I think Issa is moving slowly, not only to gather as much proof as possible, but to keep the story building up to the election.”
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    Issa needs to indict someone like Melson- then have Melson turn States evidence as a knowledgeable first hand witness pointing to Holder in it from the beginning- Also, you made a good point about why he is dragging this thing out hoping to bring through 2012. If past history of these investigations is any indication, sad to say, the longer they go on without tangible results, they usually fizzle out- I hope this is not the case for obvious reasons…

  63. Obama actually has a lot of ex-Clintonites in his circle — including Axelrod & Rahm

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    Rahm walked out on Obama to become Mayor of Chicago, with Bill campaigning for him, iirc against Obama’s preferred (black?) candidate.

    Axelrod? You think Axelrod was ever a Clintonite?

    Anyway, it’s ridiculous to compare the behavior of former Clintonites (like Hillary!) under a POTUS Obama with what a POTUS Gore would have done.

  64. Israel facing ‘diplomatic tsunami’ with Arab neighbors

    By Sheera Frenkel | McClatchy Newspapers

    JERUSALEM — The attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo has brought into sharp relief Israel’s increasing isolation in a still region grappling with the changes of the Arab Spring.

    Israel was forced to evacuate its ambassador and most of its diplomatic staff from Cairo this weekend after hundreds of Egyptian protesters tore down a security wall protecting the Nile-side embassy, ransacked its files and burned an Israeli flag. It came less than a week after Turkey, Israel’s other major ally in the Muslim world, announced it was expelling the Israeli ambassador and downgrading its relationship to the lowest possible level after a deadly skirmish involving a Turkish aid vessel that was attempting to deliver supplies in defiance of Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    With another potential predicament brewing later this month when the Palestinians are expected to request membership and statehood at the United Nations, Israeli-Arab relations appear to be plunging to their lowest point in years.

    “Within a week Israel has found itself two friends down and about to face a so-called diplomatic tsunami with the Palestinians,” said one European envoy in Jerusalem, who spoke on condition of anonymity under diplomatic protocol.

    “I would be nervous if I was an Israeli diplomat today.”

    The damage to relations with Egypt and Turkey has struck many Israelis. Turkey was the first Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in 1949 and Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1979.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to condemn the attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo but added that the historic peace agreement between Israel and Egypt was still intact.

    “Egypt must not ignore the severe injury to the fabric of peace with Israel and such a blatant violation of international laws,” Netanyahu said Saturday.

    Officials in Israel’s foreign ministry, however, said the embassy attack “could not be ignored” and marked a sharp shift in Israel’s diplomatic dealings with its neighbor since the resignation in February of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak — whose dictatorial regime had kept a lid on anti-Israeli sentiment.

    “For a long time Israel has benefited from a positive relationship with Egypt that allowed Israel some sense of security. It is clear that Egypt today is not the Egypt of one year ago,” said an Israeli diplomat who also requested anonymity.

    “Now Israel will have to look at its border to the south as one more to watch and guard. The burning of the Israeli flag in Cairo symbolized much more to those of us that watched from Jerusalem.”

    The image of the burning flag figured prominently on Israeli television this weekend, with several commentators asking whether it would be the last time an Israeli flag flew in Egypt.

    On Israel’s Channel Two news, the anchorman led the Saturday evening broadcast by asking whether Israel had found itself “alone without a friend” in the region.

    Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have been increasingly at odds over how to cope with the growing isolation.

    Under the hawkish Lieberman’s directive, foreign ministry officials have begun drafting a list of “punishments” for Turkey. Meanwhile, Netanyahu’s office said it had heeded calls for restraint and a tempering of hostilities between the two nations.

    Turkish officials have said that relations with Israel will not improve until Israel apologizes for the killing last year of nine Turkish nationals aboard a boat that aimed to breach Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    Israel has stood by its blockade, and its position was recently bolstered by a U.N. report that found the blockade lawful. The same report, however, said that Israel had used unnecessary and excessive force in stopping boats aiming to break the blockade, including the storming of the Turkish Mavi Marmara ship by Israeli naval commandos, who killed the Turkish nationals.

    American officials have tried unsuccessfully to negotiate an apology from Israel to Turkey over the incident. Relations had already soured over Israel’s recent war in Gaza and a series of diplomatic snubs by Lieberman and his deputy.

    In about 10 days, Israel likely will face another diplomatic hurdle when the Palestinians are expected to launch a bid for statehood at the U.N. General Assembly. Israel has been maneuvering to quash the bid — which the United States opposes and has threatened to veto — but Palestinians have said they’ll go forward and attempt to win two-thirds support for an independent state that would include East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

    Several European countries have signaled their willingness to vote in favor of the Palestinian state, putting Israel in a difficult position.

    Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, who will help launch the bid at the U.N., told McClatchy that Israel had “put itself in a corner.”

    “We will go forward with this despite the threats from Israel and its allies. When the vote happens Israel will see how isolated it truly is,” Ashrawi said. She added that the United States, Israel’s main ally, would also be “embarrassed.”

    “I think the United States has been warned time and time again — from its own people — that its partnership with Israel might not be in its best interest right now,” she said. “But they continue to stand by Israel, and ignore the changes in the region that the Arab Spring is bringing.”

    Read more:

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/09/10/123733/israel-facing-diplomatic-tsunami.html#ixzz1XlbYvapR

  65. Israel is in a terrible situation Mrs. Smith. This was caused in large part by Obama’s Cairo speech, making settlements the #1 issue for peace negotiations, and his subsequent statements calling for negotiations to be based on the 1967 borders. This was a gift to Abbas who thereafter had no reason to further negotiate once the US had raised the bar so high. The subsequent Arab “Spring” which threw Murbarak under the bus ( and which is turning out to be a “Winter’) and further Islamic shift in Turkey has left Israel with absolutely no friends in the region. We already know Israel has no friends in the White House.
    The best thing that could happen for Israel is for a Christian Zionist like Rick Perry to get elected. Israel’s only friends are Christian evangelicals and observant Jews. Liberal Jews, the democratic party, and the media are virulently anti-Israel.

  66. jbstonesfan
    September 12th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Israel is in a terrible situation Mrs. Smith.
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    I agree, jbstonesfan. The major hurdle PA will have to overcome is proving it is a democratic state that has/will run fair and free elections plus, recognize Israel as a state and guarantee non-violence with Israel. The issues mentioned are all prerequisites to being recognized a state afaik-

  67. Mrs. Smith: “…The major hurdle PA will have to overcome is proving it is a democratic state that has/will run fair and free elections…”
    ***********

    Problem is, they have already run fair and free elections and Hamas came out on top, or nearly so. We call them fair and free only if our guys win.

  68. “The best thing that could happen for Israel is for a Christian Zionist like Rick Perry to get elected. Israel’s only friends are Christian evangelicals and observant Jews. Liberal Jews, the democratic party, and the media are virulently anti-Israel.”
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    The best thing that could happen to Israel is having Hillary as the next US president. She has had to pamper PA and the Taliban to keep the peace. When she really needs to carry a big stick with those people. They refuse to listen to logic because of their silly idea the world will allow Islamisation of the planet through their tyrannical threatening and killing for religious reasons. If they think they are crazy enough to take over the world; they have no idea how crazy it will get for them if they try it-

  69. Next Palestinian general election

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Palestinian National Authority

    A presidential and parliamentary election to the Palestinian National Authority is intended to be held within a year after May 4, 2011.[1] The elections has been postponed because of intra-Palestinian political disputes between Fatah and Hamas following the Gaza War[2] from the original date of 17 July, 2010.[3]
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    No mention of fair and free elections ever having taken place here: They just revel in the chaos factor-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next_Palestinian_general_election

  70. Al Gore in 24-hour broadcast to convert climate skeptics

    Source: Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince skeptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event.

    “24 Hours of Reality” will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, with the aim of convincing climate change deniers and driving action against global warming among households, schools and businesses.

    The campaign also asks people to hand over control of their social networking accounts on Facebook and Twitter to it for 24 hours to deliver Gore’s message.

    “There will be 200 new slides arguing the connection between more extreme weather and climate change,” Trewin Restorick, chief executive of the event’s UK partner Global Action Plan, told Reuters on Monday.

    http://news.yahoo.com/gore-24-hour-broadcast-convert-climate-skeptics-120952634.html
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    I don’t understand the need for turning over your Facebook and Twitter accounts to Gore’s project…

  71. F#$%K Matt Taibbi!! No we don’t need more of him. Just because he finally got off his knees long enough to see that his fellating efforts have done nothing to improve BO and his policies, doesn’t mean he’s to be commended, IMHO. In fact, Taibbi’s appearances on the Bill Maher show and numerous past articles have always lain the blame for BO’s failures on others
    — namely on Pres Clinton and/or his administration. His articles point fingers aplenty, but those fingers never seem to gesture at BO. His omissions are always more telling than his accusations. Taibbi can go to hell, along with the rest of his msm C7$#K-SUCKING Obots!

  72. I have to wonder- Dinosaur relics have been found all over the US. Their demise universally occurring all about the same time because of an instant Ice Age. For my two cents- this is a normal climate evolution of the planet not the result from any human behavior whatsoever-

    What is even more telling- Is the suggestion throwing money at Mother Nature to stop it in the form of a Carbon Tax on businesses and humans, their pets and any animals and sundry they may possess will do anything more than hasten the impoverishment and suffering of the middle-class and the poor..

  73. I don’t understand the need for turning over your Facebook and Twitter accounts to Gore’s project…

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    Most likely corporate media Reuters is just making that up.

  74. If Taibbi has come off the Kool-Aide and will bash Obama to the world, I don’t have a problem with him. Using your logic, we should turnaway all the people who voted for Obama because they have defended him for three years.

    We need these people to vote for Hillary. They may have been pia’s for three years and not have the celebrity to be on Mahers Show- Who cares. Grudges are for small minded people who have little else to do but think about retribution. When what we want and need is to WIN!

  75. This is very wise and needs to be said. Thank you!

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    Mrs. Smith
    September 12th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    If Taibbi has come off the Kool-Aide and will bash Obama to the world, I don’t have a problem with him. Using your logic, we should turnaway all the people who voted for Obama because they have defended him for three years.

    We need these people to vote for Hillary. They may have been pia’s for three years and not have the celebrity to be on Mahers Show- Who cares. Grudges are for small minded people who have little else to do but think about retribution. When what we want and need is to WIN!

  76. White House submits 155 page jobs bill to Congress

    I bet its full of wordy language and contains basically sod all.

  77. I don’t believe this plan for a minute- does anyone? There will be a “catch” to each one of these proposals.. for instance: Why pick on the people earning over $250K a yr? Instead of designating people earning over $1M a yr?

    The $250K people have big mortgages to fund and kids going to college and are at risk like everyone else of downsizing by corporate mgmt…. This proposal stinks to high heaven. No word in this article about leaving SS and MediC alone… I don’t TRUST a thing this man has to offer. The proposal needs time to be read first before passage-
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    Obama seeks $467 billion in tax changes to fund jobs plan

    Reuters) – President Barack Obama is proposing cutting $467 billion in tax breaks for wealthier Americans and some companies to offset the cost of his job-creation plan, White House Budget Director Jack Lew said on Monday.

    “In order to invest in jobs and growth, we’re going to have to pay for it,” Lew told reporters as Obama prepared to submit his $447 billion jobs program to Congress on Monday.

    He said the extra $20 billion in cuts were intended to “build in a cushion” to make sure the plan is paid for without adding to budget deficits, as Obama has promised.

    Lew said the “tax provisions” that Obama was proposing included:

    — A limit on itemized deductions and certain exemptions on individuals who earn over $200,000 and families who earn over $250,000, which would raise roughly $400 billion over 10 years.

    — A proposal to treat carried interest earned by investment fund managers as ordinary income rather than taxing it at capital gains rates, which would raise $18 billion.

    — Eliminating certain oil and gas industry tax breaks that would raise $40 billion.

    — A change in corporate jet depreciation rules that would raise $3 billion.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/12/us-usa-jobs-budget-idUSTRE78B58020110912

  78. Macroeconomic Advisers projects Obama’s jobs bill would boost growth by 1.25% in 2012, create 1.3 million jobs

    lol, i think not……..

  79. It’s vacation time Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii in November ! Whew that was a hole three weeks before they planned the next one.

  80. Obama’s plan is designed to make the republicans look like the Bad Guys and of course, gridlock will commence.
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    Obama would pay for jobs plan with tax hikes

    (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday proposed paying for his jobs plan by eliminating $467 billion in tax breaks for wealthier Americans and corporations, meeting immediate resistance from Republicans in Congress.

    The White House objective is to put lawmakers in a tight spot: Support Obama’s jobs package or risk being portrayed as doing nothing to improve the economy heading into presidential and congressional elections in November 2012.

    The U.S. economy, the world’s largest, is mired in 9.1 percent unemployment and flirting with another recession as Europe’s debt woes weigh down the global economy. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will attend part of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Friday in Poland.

    Obama, who pushed through an $800 billion economic stimulus package in 2009, stepped up his campaign to sell his new proposals to American voters as he prepared to send the jobs bill to lawmakers later on Monday.

    “This is a bill that is based on ideas from both Democrats and Republicans, and this is a bill that Congress needs to pass — no games, no politics, no delays,” Obama said in the White House Rose Garden, holding up a thick text of the legislation held together with a black clip.

    But the Democratic president’s ideas to pay for his $447 billion jobs plan will be hard for Republicans to swallow.

    Under pressure from anti-tax Tea Party conservatives, Republicans have fought all of Obama’s previous proposals to increase taxes and were hardening their position against the new plan days after sounding conciliatory.

    “I hope the president is not suggesting that we pay for his proposals with a massive tax increase,” said Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives.

    White House budget director Jack Lew outlined Obama’s proposals for paying for the plan, targeting the rich and corporations as the president has in the past to no avail.

    The biggest item would raise $400 billion by limiting deductions and exemptions on individuals who earn more than $200,000 per year and families who earn more than $250,000.

    He also proposed raising $18 billion by treating the earnings of investment fund managers as ordinary income rather than taxing it at lower capital gains rates.

    He would eliminate many oil and gas industry tax breaks to raise $40 billion and change corporate jet depreciation rules to bring in another $3 billion.

    REPUBLICANS PUSH BACK

    Obama will see his re-election chances hinging heavily on his ability to reduce the stubbornly high unemployment rate.

    The White House hope is that Republicans got an earful from their constituents during the August recess and will now be willing to cut a deal, particularly with opinion polls showing public happiness with Congress at less than 20 percent.

    But Republicans were unhappy that Obama now appears to be trying to pay for his jobs plan entirely with tax increases.

    “It would be fair to say this tax increase on job creators is the kind of proposal both parties have opposed in the past,” said Brendan Buck, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress.

    “We remain eager to work together on ways to support job growth but this proposal doesn’t appear to have been offered in that bipartisan spirit.”

    Cooperation in Washington could be hard to find in a climate of dysfunction. A nasty battle this summer over the government’s debt levels brought the country to the brink of default and led to an unprecedented U.S. credit downgrade.

    Beyond asking how Obama’s jobs package will be paid for, Republicans also questioned some elements of the plan itself.

    Cantor indicated the Republican-controlled House would not support ideas like construction spending and aid to cash-strapped states that were in the 2009 stimulus bill.

    These items account for about $150 billion, or about a third, of Obama’s current plan.

    “Anything that is akin to the stimulus bill I think is not going to be acceptable to the American people,” Cantor told reporters shortly after Obama’s Rose Garden speech. “The country cannot afford more spending like the stimulus bill.”

    Seeking to keep up the pressure, Obama took aim at Republicans for resisting many of his economic initiatives.

    “We can’t afford these same political games, not now,” Obama said.

    It was not clear whether Democrats would try to move the president’s jobs plan through Congress as a stand-alone bill in coming weeks or whether all or part of it could be coupled with work being done by a congressional “super committee” looking at new deficit-reduction steps.

    On September 19, Obama is due to unveil about $2 trillion in new government savings — presumably spending cuts coupled with tax increases — to help the super committee find at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions.

    Obama’s newly proposed $467 billion in tax increases likely would be part of the larger savings he is set to propose.

    He will take his jobs message on the road again this week to build support for his ideas in battleground states.

    Obama’s Tuesday visit to Ohio, Boehner’s home state, and Wednesday’s stop in North Carolina mark the start of trips the president is set to take to convince skeptical voters he has the right formula to get the economy going again.

    He may also replicate his August bus tour through Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota — possibly in another part of the country — to try to generate enthusiasm for his proposed tax cuts and infrastructure projects and to pin blame on Congress if lawmakers fail to move quickly on the jobs package.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/12/us-obama-jobs-plan-idUSTRE78B31M20110912

  81. It’s not her arms that bring shame, it’s the outfits she wears on the court. Who would wear a thong in a Tennis Tournament? No one I know- Her butt cheeks sticking out like Joe the Plumber under your kitchen sink.

  82. Look, I am not saying that Gore would have necessarily been a bad president. I am saying that I can no longer assume, just because he is a Dem, that he would have been a good president. He has shown a lot of errors in judgement, from his campaign onwards. He is does not appear to be a skillful politician, so I really don’t know how he would have handled congress.

    (Btw Axelrod was not a Clinton advisor but he was close enough to Hillary that she went to bat for the epilepsy foundation his wife & mother co-founded because Axelrod’s daughter has epilepsy. Hillary as FL even convened a conference for it. Then he stabbed her in the back.)

  83. Shadowfax
    September 12th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Who would wear a thong in a Tennis Tournament?

    MO? 😉 That is strange…
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    Height is a factor playing tennis- the taller you are… the better and stronger your serve and your lateral reach. Perfect game for the Mrs to excel at- although she seems clumsy with her foot work. Hard to think of her as nimble.

    If you had seen Serena playing tennis in a thong, it really was embarrassing/ridiculous. I don’t know how tennis officials tolerated such inappropriate behavior from her.. I can remember when tennis skirts considered too short or colored clothing were considered taboo and against official tennis rules. That was when we were living in a civilized society…not that many years ago-

  84. I believe the devastating election with Bush changed Al Gore. It was a tough defeat to swallow.

    Also, earning 250K in New York City is not the same as earning that in Iowa. Cost of living should have been taken into consideration. I agree that the figure should have been 1 million.

  85. (Btw Axelrod was not a Clinton advisor but he was close enough to Hillary that she went to bat for the epilepsy foundation his wife & mother co-founded because Axelrod’s daughter has epilepsy. Hillary as FL even convened a conference for it. Then he stabbed her in the back.)
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    Thats how they operate- Hillary was their enemy. By appealing to her humanitarian side they bamboozled her- That is one of her weaknesses.. She is a trusting soul like I used to be- I would get involved in a project to the point of tunnel vision unaware of what was going on around me…you give your enemies the opening they need to set you up for the take down- She has Bill, he is aware and an asset to her in that dept. He won’t let that happen again. Just as I have learned from past experience. Although, some do slip by when I give new people my trust.

  86. Exactly, people making $250K a yr are in the 40% to 50% Tax bracket. Half of what they make goes to their partner Uncle Sam.. Just about making it on money left for keeping up appearances.

  87. Shadowfax
    September 12th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Whats next for Serena, a tutu with nothing below and two pasties? Guess that would be ho enough.
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    She takes her talent for granted- even though she trained all though her childhood to get where she and her sister are today- Look at Whitney Houston.. crack addiction ruining her spectacularly beautiful voice forever..

  88. If he does this by XO, he should be Impeached!
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    White House Aide Say Obama Might Move His Agenda Forward Using Executive Orders…

    “You should pass this jobs plan right away.”

    If only it were that easy for President Barack Obama to get Congress to implement his agenda.

    Many of Obama’s priorities have sputtered and stalled, and the president blames gridlock in Washington for the lack of progress that voters might hold over his head come next November. But the White House has signaled it is willing to use other options such as executive orders, administrative action at the agency level and a review of regulations to implement the president’s wishes without Congress on board.

    In recent weeks Obama has exerted his executive authority on issues ranging from education to housing policy to the environment.

    Obama signed an executive order granting a waiver for states wanting to opt out of No Child Left Behind. It’s a move backed by even GOP governors, and one that has broad support in Congress. But nothing happened legislatively, so the White House took matters into its own hands.

    Obama overruled his Environmental Protection Agency by repealing an ozone regulation, and he’s commissioned Cass Sunstein, head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, to identify other regulations that can be tweaked or rolled back to save the government money or to relieve pressure on the lagging economy.

    The administration also implemented several policies related to mortgage assistance and housing without Congressional action.

    Will the American people see the president bypassing Congress more frequently?

    “It’s possible,” a top White House aide told Roll Call.

    Don Stewart, a top aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said the No Child Left Behind executive order became necessary because Senate Democrats never brought up legislation for a floor vote. And while the GOP agrees with some of Obama’s actions and wants to see more regulation changes, “Any big picture item, you want Congress to be involved,” Stewart said.

    In the past two weeks, the White House used an administrative maneuver to make it easier for foreclosed properties to get back on the rental market. The aim is to help keep property values stable and to provide affordable rental housing.

    In another move, the administration worked through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to extend from four months to 12 months the forbearance on mortgage payments for Federal Housing Authority-backed homeowners who have been laid off.

    In his speech Thursday night to Congress, Obama said he agrees with many Republicans who feel “there are some rules and regulations that do put an unnecessary burden on businesses at a time when they can least afford it.”

    The president said Sunstein has found more than 500 reforms that could save “billions of dollars over the next few years” and that his standard is to have “no more regulation than the health, safety and security … the American people require.”

    Environmentalists and activist groups on the left were furious earlier this month when Obama scrubbed his EPA’s clean-air regulation that Republicans said threatened to cost jobs and harm the private sector.

    “I assume that we haven’t seen the last of that,” said Jim Manley, a former longtime aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

    Sunstein wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed last month that “significant burden-reducing rules have been finalized or publicly proposed by the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation — and they are expected to save more than $4 billion over the next five years.”

    The administration estimated that once all of the regulations are examined, they could find private-sector savings of as much as $10 billion over five years.

    As for Obama’s outline to Congress on Thursday, the administration believes several proposals the president called for passing have a chance. “These really do have bipartisan support,” the White House aide said. Indeed, Obama mentioned past GOP support for his proposals at least eight times during the 34-minute speech, one of which was sent to Obama’s desk last week.

    Stewart said Obama can’t pin the lack of action entirely on Congress because there are a number of trade agreements with bipartisan support that are “gathering dust on his desk.” He said Republicans have identified 20 to 30 pending items that have bipartisan support, including trade deals and patent reform.

    Most of the administration’s efforts have been small and have created little friction with Congress. The administration contends that, collectively, the moves make a difference and hints there could be more where those came from, especially when it comes to scaling back regulations that Obama can tinker with on his own.

    But Manley and others from both parties cautioned Obama against overusing his authority.

    “Even though some Democrats might, in fact, wish that he could govern by executive order, he can’t do that. You’ve got to pick and choose your spots,” Manley said. “It’s not like he’s going to issue one executive order after another dealing with X, Y and Z major problems. It’s going to be a majority of Congress getting done what’s doable on the economy, managing expectations on the rest and using executive orders when he can.”

    http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_26/adminsitration-willing-to-go-it-alone-208598-1.html?pos=hftxt

  89. September 12, 2011

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to San Francisco, California September 14-16.

    Secretary Clinton will travel to San Francisco on September 14 to co-host the Australia – United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN). On September 15, Secretary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will meet with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Defence Minister Stephen Smith to discuss challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, ways to improve and deepen Alliance cooperation, and issues affecting global security.

    On September 16, Secretary Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit (WES). WES will bring together private and public leaders to increase opportunities for women in the private sector. Secretary Clinton will also chair the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Women and the Economy which will submit recommendations to the APEC Leaders on how to strengthen women’s economic participation. The APEC Leaders will convene on November 12-13, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/09/172136.htm

  90. Now this might be good news- I’ve always like Jordan’s King Abdullah. At least Israel has a country by it’s side blocking entrance from Muslims from the west..The article has a referring link to Jordan buying water from Israel.
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    Abdullah II: Jordan Is Not Palestine

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II reaffirmed his government’s rejection of his family’s historic policy that “Jordan is Palestine.”

    Jordan’s King Abdullah II reaffirmed his government’s rejection of his father and grandfather’s historic policy that “Jordan is Palestine” on Monday.

    “The so-called ‘substitute homeland’ exists only in the minds of the weak,” Abdullah told reporters, stressing “the Jordanian option is an illusion. Jordan is Jordan, and Palestine is Palestine.”

    Abdullah’s comments come amid a row over his refusal to back the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral bid for statehood at the United Nations and are likely intended to show ‘solidarity’ with PA officials, who have been angered over Amman’s position.

    Analysts say, despite Jordan’s couching its opposition in terms of concern for ‘Palestinian refugees’ and the so-called right of return, that Amman’s motives are likely rooted in its own demographic and security concerns.

    Jordan’s ‘Palestinian refugee” majority has been heavily involved in recent unrest in Jordan – during which there have been credible threats on Abdullah’s life – and assuming responsibility for PA enclaves in Judea and Samaria is widely seen as a potentially destabalizing move for the Hashemite monarchy by regional experts.

    During the infamous Black September of 1979, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, then funded by current PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, attempted to carve a state for himself out on the East Bank of the Jordan – forcing Abdullah’s father King Hussein to crack-down and evict the PLO from his country.

    “We know our direction, and our path is clear in our quest to protect Palestine’s future, and safeguard our rights when the future of Jerusalem and the refugees’ right of return are negotiated,” Abdullah told reporters.

    “We support the Palestinians’ right to establish their state, and our position has not, and will not change. Therefore, the substitute homeland option should at all times be excluded from any discussion.”

    Abdullah noted with consternation that the substitute homeland proposal is frequently raised by Israeli nationalists.

    “This is not acceptable,” Abdullah insisted. “We cannot keep bringing up the subject every year. There are people who blow this issue out of proportion. It is the unsettled who raise it.”

    “Regrettably, although we keep reassuring these people, they keep bringing it up again and again. But this is a bygone era, so let us think about our future rather than the past. We need to move forward.”

    But while Abdullah insisted he supported the national aspirations of PA officials, he pointedly said he did so only on Jordan’s terms, and made no reference to reversing his opposition to their UN bid.

    “Jordan will defend its rights and support its vision of a permanent solution that would ensure the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and a just realization of the right of return and adequate compensation,” Abdullah

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147814#.Tm6Q-2oqxYc

  91. JanH
    September 12th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Good article, JanH- Thanks for posting it- I miss seeing the articles you usually post everyday. You have a talent for knowing all the hiding places the media publish the news concerning anything about her.

  92. Holy Crap.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63299.html

    Calif. campaign finance scandal widens , Dianne Feinstein “WIPED OUT”

    “I was wiped out too, we don’t know how much,” said Feinstein, indicating the losses in campaign funds could run into hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars. Feinstein, who is up for reelection next year, reported just over $5 million in the bank as of June 30, according to disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

    “She did my ‘92 campaign, my ‘94 campaign, my 2000 [campaign], my 2006 [campaign] … my gubernatorial campaign,” Feinstein told POLITICO on Monday, describing her long relationship with Durkee. “I trusted her implicitly.”

    Feinstein said she and her campaign staff have been unable to access all their bank records at this point because Durkee alone controlled access to the account, which has made it difficult for them to assess how much money is gone.

    “It’s very painful,” Feinstein added.

  93. Jordan will defend its rights and support its vision of a permanent solution that would ensure the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital and a just realization of the right of return and adequate compensation,” Abdullah
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    But this is not so good for Israel

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