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February 17, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Hillary Clinton Wants To Accomplish On Her Trip Overseas

10 Exchange U.S. dollars for currency that's worth something

9 Win respect defeating Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler

8 Shift world's perception of America from "hated" to "extremely disliked"

7 Personally thank all of her illegal campaign donors

6 Three words: stylish Indonesian pantsuits

5 Visit burial site of revered Chinese military leader, General Tso

4 Get drunk with that Japanese finance minister guy

3 Convince China to switch from lead-tainted products to mercury-tainted products

2 Catch Chinese screening of Benjamin Button entitled "The Strange Adventures of Freaky Grandpa Baby"

1 Pick up carton of duty-free smokes for Obama

February 16, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Abraham lincoln Would Say If He Were Alive Today

10 "Sup?"

9 "I see Madonna's still a slut"

8 "Who's that handsome sumbitch on the five?"

7 "Is that free Grand Slam deal still going on at Denny's?"

6 "I just changed my Facebook status update to, Tthe 'ol rail splitter is chillaxing'"

5 "How do I get on 'Dancing with the Stars'?"

4 "Okay, Obama, you're from Illinois, too. We get it!"

3 "Hey Phelps, don't Bogart the weed!"

2 "What's the deal with Joaquin Phoenix?"

1 "A Broadway play? Uhhh, no thanks. I'm good."

January 28, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard at the Meeting Between Barack Obama and the Republicans

10 "I miss the Clinton administration when we'd meet at Hooters"

9 "Can we wrap this up? I've got tickets to the 4:30 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

8 "Smoke break!"

7 "You fellas really need to take it easy on the Old Spice"

6 "Mr. President: don't misunderestimate the Republicans"

5 "Another smoke break!"

4 "What was the deal with Aretha Franklin's hat?"

3 "About that tax the rich stuff -- you were joking, right?"

2 "Sir, it's refreshing to have a Chief Executive who speaks in complete sentences"

1 "Senator Craig's offering his stimulus package in the men's room"

January 27, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Ways Rod Blagojevich Can Improve His Image

10 Star in new television series, "America's Funniest Haircuts"

9 Quit politics and become a fat, lovable mall cop

8 Start pronouncing last name with Jerry Lewis-like "BLAGOOOYYYJEVICH"

7 Offer a senate seat with no money down, zero percent interest

6 Team up with John Malkovich and Erin Brockovich for hot Malkovich-Brockovich-Blagojevich sex tape

5 Change his name to Barod Obamavich

4 Safely land an Airbus on the Hudson River

3 I don't know...how about showing up for his impeachment trial?

2 Wear sexy dresses, high heels and say, "You Betcha!"

1 Uhhh...resign?

January 16, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Signs Obama's Getting Nervious

10 New slogan: "Yes we can... or maybe not, it's hard to say"

9 In moment of confusion, requested a $300 billion bailout from the bailout industry

8 He's up to not smoking three packs a day

7 Friends say he's looking frail, shaky and...no, that's McCain

6 He's so stressed, doctors say he's developing a Sanjay in his Gupta

5 Been walking around muttering, "What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

4 Offered Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, $100,000 to buy his old Senate seat back

3 Standing on White House roof screaming, "Save us, Superman!"

2 Sweating like Bill Clinton when Hillary comes home early

1 He demanded a recount

January 8, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Barack Obama Plans To Fix The Economy

10 Encourage tourists to throw spare change in the Grand Canyon

9 End our dependence on foreign owls

8 Sell New Mexico to Mexico

7 Put a little of that bailout money on the Ravens plus 3 at Tennessee. Come on! It's a mortal lock!

6 Rent out the moon for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

5 Lotto our way out of this son-of-a-bitch

4 Appear on "Deal or No Deal" and hope to choose the right briefcase

3 Bail out the adult film industry -- not sure how it helps, but it can't hurt

2 Release O.J. from prison, have him steal America's money from China

1 Stop talkin' and start Obama-natin'!

January 7, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard At The Presidents' Lunch

10 "Sorry, you're not on the list, Mr. Gore"

9 "If Hillary calls, I've been here since Monday"

8 "Laura! More Mountain Dew!"

7 "You guys wanna see, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'?"

6 "Call the nurse -- George swallowed a napkin ring!"

5 "Hey Barack, wanna go with us to Cabo in March? Oh that's right, you have to work!"

4 "Kissey kissey"

3 "Obama? I think he's downstairs smoking a butt"

2 "Did you ever see a monkey sneezing?"

1 "I hope Clinton's unbuckling his belt because he's full"

The Innocent Charles Manson

By today’s standards Charles Manson is an innocent. After all, Charlie did not ever plunge a knife, over and over and over and over, into the nine months pregnant Sharon Tate. Charlie, by Politico standards, is innocent and various crimes are not linked.



JournoLister Ben Smith demonstrates how to wash blood off the knife:

“But as the president’s reelection team begins in earnest to attack Mitt Romney, Obama faces one of the most difficult tests of his political career: to tear down Romney without getting a single smudge of dirt on his own shirtfront — a trick he has performed deftly in previous races.”

A candidate for public office does not have to perform “deftly” when Big Media is in the bag and protects the slimy candidate. What Ben Smith has scrubbed from his analysis is the complicit protection of Barack Obama by Big Media.

Make no mistake, Ben Smith and Big Media writers know better. In his finest moment – a moment being the smallest measure of time – Smith in June of 2007 bothered to ask why Obama hired so many opposition researchers and leaked anonymous dirt against Bill and Hillary Clinton.

The moment passed and Ben Smith and his fellow JournoListers now pretend they have clean hands. Smith marvels at how Obama splashes dirt yet keeps his shirts clean:

“The early salvos are also familiar moves in a strategy that has worked in each of the four federal campaigns Obama has run: disqualifying character attacks from aides or outsiders, executed brutally as Obama himself floats above the fray.

“It’s a lot like his foreign policy — leading from behind but with a high body count,” said a Republican who held a top position in the 2008 presidential race. “Rarely is Obama himself the tip of the spear in an attack. He’s much more likely to let liberal allies and the media initiate the attack and keep it alive.”

That’s what Charles Manson did. Charlie didn’t kill anybody. Charlie kept his shirts blood free. According to a jury however, Manson had blood on his hands.

With Ben Smith and the JournoListers on the jury acting as defense counsel and blood bleaching agents there will be no evidence that can be believed, no conviction to be had. All the evidence in the world will not convict Charles Manson as long as Big Media is in the bag:

“The former Illinois senator’s career is littered with the husks of fallen candidates, and at the core of every major race he’s won is a personal contrast — though his aides protest, more credibly in some cases than others, that they had little to do with it. His primary and general election campaigns in 2004 featured candidates undone by divorce filings. His 2008 primary campaign against Hillary Clinton was one long, high-concept assault on her credibility, under a brilliant banner that contained an unstated contrast: “Change You Can Believe In.” In the general election, a barrage of negative advertising added to aides’ — but never Obama’s — jabs at an “erratic” John McCain.

And while George Washington may be the last successful American politician to win the White House without going sharply negative, few have managed to to attack with the stealth Obama has displayed, leaving in his wake bitter rivals who felt their complaints of foul play were falling on deaf ears as Obama moved forward not just as victor, but as avatar of a new politics of hope.”

With such paragraphs it is difficult to determine who is the bigger liar, the more innocent Charles Manson – JournoLister Ben Smith or Barack Obama? In few words Smith acknowledges that Obama has always run on the politics of personal destruction but if anyone questioned Obama’s character Smith and the JournoListers closed ranks and protected Obama.

The JournoListers knew that there was a concerted effort to protect Obama among fellow JournoListers and derail any discussion about Obama ties to Jeremiah Wright because they were reading the emails sent to them but somehow we are supposed to believe that Barack Obama is a genius at murder without high laundry bills:

‘“David Axelrod has always been skillful at creeping into your room in the middle of the night and slicing out your heart, somehow without leaving behind a single fingerprint or drop of blood that ties him or his candidate to the crime,” said Obama biographer David Mendell of Obama’s top political aide.

Axelrod and other Obama aides have made no secret that they expect the 2012 contest to be, as the consultant likes to say, “an MRI of the soul,” and a deeply personal contrast of character. Their powerful method of politics melds issues and records into an argument about character. They hope to paint Romney as a hollow man and to cast Obama’s steadfastness on domestic policy and — in particular — his foreign policy victories in a stark contrast to the Republican’s shifting positions on key issues.”

Ben Smith knows that the politics of personal destruction will once again be the Barack Obama strategy in 2012. The JournoListers are already in amazement mode as they watch Obama pour mud yet the crease on his pants remains sharp and the shirts stay bright white spotless.

It was years before Ben Smith acknowledged our report that it was the Obama campaign that leaked the John Edwards $400 haircut story.

Now, in November of 2011 Ben Smith validates our analysis of Barack Obama’s Dirty Mud Politics (which Tim Russert was so angered by). Four years too late, Ben Smith acknowledges a small part of the Obama mud:

“Perhaps the most difficult challenge will be whether Obama can avoid paying a price for those attacks as successfully as he did in his legendary early races, when one 2004 challenger imploded when unsealed filings revealed abuse allegations and another met his political doom when similar records revealed seedy sexual claims.

Axelrod, Mendell and others have reported, had asked about divorce records of a wealthy Democratic candidate, Blair Hull, when he considered working for Hull, and been rebuffed. The Chicago Tribune, his old newspaper, sued to unseal the records of Hull, who was Obama’s Democratic primary opponent, and later to unseal Republican Jack Ryan’s. Ryan, the 2004 GOP nominee in the Illinois Senate contest, ended up having to quit the race.

Axelrod denied to POLITICO, as he has many times before, that he suggested either approach to the paper. “I and we have zero to do with it,” he said. (Suggesting such a line of inquiry, incidentally, would hardly have been out of bounds in an ordinary political campaign, but to keep the move fingerprint-free would have reflected a certain dexterity.)

“Axelrod and the Obama Senate campaign played no public role in unsealing the Hull or Ryan divorce records. But the behind-the-scenes machinations were more complicated,” said Mendell, who broke the Hull story for the Tribune in 2004, in an email, adding; “You really have to connect the dots to pin things on Axelrod.”

While Obama’s role, if any, in torpedoing those two campaigns will always be a matter for political lore and debate, the race against Hillary Clinton was, arguably, equally personal, though it took an utterly different form. Obama’s slogan and much of his campaign was aimed at a question Democrats had about both Clintons: whether they could be trusted. Obama’s assault on her was at its fiercest on questions of credibility, as when Clinton overstated her danger on a visit to the former Yugoslavia. And as the candidates’ views on issues like the Iraq war converged, the clearest contrast was one of character.

“I think Sen. Obama’s entire campaign against Sen. Clinton is negative. I think he has run against her as the status quo. He has essentially called her divisive. He has called her untruthful. He has questioned her credibility. He has said she will do or say anything to get elected,” said one of her top aides director, Howard Wolfson, in February of 2008. “ If that’s not negative, I don’t know what is.

Any question raised about Obama was and still is viewed as “racist”. Big Media Charles Mansons protected the man who denies sticking in the knives, the other Charles Manson.

Charlie Ben Smith even admits that “her former campaign aides retain some sore feelings” and know that Obama is as dirty as dirty can be:

‘“They achieved the rare distinction of running a negative campaign without being called to account for it,” said a former top Clinton aide. “Will they be able to pull that off again? A lot less likely.”

Obama’s aides protest that there’s nothing personal if the MRI of Romney’s soul reveals that he doesn’t have one.”

Not having a soul ordinarily would be seen as a potential attack on Romney’s religion but that does not occur to the JournoList left. It certainly does not occur to the JournoListers at Politico who were busy writing 90 stories about the Herman Cain “scandal” in five days.

Now, after being smeared for five days by Politico and supporters of other candidates we are told that the Herman Cain accuser has nothing to say even though she has been released from the confidentiality agreement she once signed in good faith.

The Politico spin on her silence is a “most misleading headline.” The New York Times likewise misled its readers.

Anyone who thinks the 2012 elections will be any less corrupted by Big Media than the 2008 primary elections and general elections is a fool. Big Media will do everything to protect Barack Obama.

Big Media will do everything to destroy Barack Obama opponents. Charles Manson is free to walk the streets.

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169 comments to The Innocent Charles Manson

  • turndownobama

    A very nasty Obama statement — direct from him — against Hillary was some accusation of a dirty statement, and “But she’s not to blame. She can’t help it. She was attacked so long by the Republicans that she has adopted their approach.” I’m quoting from memory, not exact words.

  • admin

    Don’t watch this unless you have your filthy Friday humor hat on:

  • NewMexicoFan

    Big Media is therefore guilty for the total fieasco that we have as an economy, and which will not improve if he is re-elected.

    The latest job figures are in. Unemployment down from 9.1 to 9.0 (people are hiring for Christmas), but this is never mention. They still try to spin that as a slight improvement, then shot themselves in the foot because the next economic expert says there is a 50-50 we go into another recession, which is his words not mind, a terrible stat.

    How can you in any way call a decrease in unemployment by .1 an improvement when we all know it is coming on the holidays, and they even admit that the total decrease can be explained by people who have quit looking. Factor that in, and we have no increase in the unemploment stat. ARE THY FRIGGIN LOSING THEIR MINDS THAT WE BELIEVE THAT.

    I guess they are, as someone writes that copy, and a person making at least 6 figures approves it.

  • nomobama

    Obama is a skunk.

  • NewMexicoFan

    Just watch Blue Blood, an episode about racial devision. In one scene with the African American Mayor and the african american minister of the group that would not give up the names of the people that had assulted police Officers, the Minister said that the Chief of Police was not seeking a consensus. The Police Chief, replied that great leaders do not seek consensus, but they mould consensus, which I thought they said was a quote from Martin Luther King. Interesting show.

  • Kingsgrove

    More insight from a 2008 Manson Family member, on how to butcher an opponent….

    ——————–

    Cornell Belcher, Democratic strategist and CNN contributor

    “As much as we don’t like — we say we don’t like negative campaigns, the truth of the matter is, if someone occupies the space that you want to occupy, and they’re ahead of you, I’m sorry, you have got to make that person — you got to cut that person and make them bleed.

    “Now, do you take a hatchet to him the first-night debate? No. But you have to make them bleed because you are never going to get ahead of that person unless you cut them and you make them bleed.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/14/nh.debate.analysts/index.html

    Can’t you feel the Hope(tm)?

  • Mrs. Smith

    Arranged to be a Harmonic Convergence by Iranian born Jarrett? Lovely-
    _____________

    U.S. hints it would not object to Brotherhood win in Egypt

    WASHINGTON – The United States would be “satisfied” if fair parliamentary elections in Egypt produced a Muslim Brotherhood victory, President Barack Obama’s pointman for democratic transitions in the Middle East said Friday.

    “I think the answer is yes, I think we will be satisfied, if it is a free and fair election,” the newly appointed special co-ordinator for Middle East transitions, William Taylor, said when asked about what the U.S. reaction would be if the Islamist party comes out ahead in elections starting this month.

    “What we need to do is judge people and parties and movements on what they do, not what they’re called,” Taylor told a forum at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think-tank.

    In June Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Washington had been in “limited contacts” with the Muslim Brotherhood as part of an effort to adjust to Egypt’s political upheaval.

    But the talks drew ire from some Republican U.S. lawmakers who expressed concern that the Brotherhood would seek to establish Muslim Shariah law in Egypt and North Africa.

    The region has seen unprecedented change this year in the “Arab spring” movement, notably in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia where longstanding dictatorships were toppled, in large part by people’s revolutions.

    “These revolutions, this movement toward democracy has the ability to repudiate the terrorist narrative,” Taylor said.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/hints+would+object+Brotherhood+Egypt/5659473/story.html

  • moononpluto

    ABM90

    Is this the Time magazine you are looking for? Hillary on the cover Nov 7th, look like it hasn’t come out yet but you can get it online.

    http://www.time.com/time/covers/europe/0,16641,20111107,00.html

    Good title: ‘Hillary Clinton, the Rise of Smart Power’.

    ……………………….

    I read it on the plane back to Turkey, its a fascinating article and makes the case really she is the smart one in power, a very complimentary article considering the cheap shots the media use.

  • moononpluto

    The article on Hillary makes good use of her approval ratings sky high and Obama’s low and that 2016 is within her grasp should she want it. It details all how she got everyone on board for Libya and other missions including basically her grabbing the russian foreign minister and hauling him into helping out. It also details that she various one on one meetings with Obama once a week and how he often goes against her advice and how stubborn he is. Facinating, she is a one woman whirlwind but interestingly tells how Obama had to literally beg her to become SoS and how she did not really want it. It also says thats Obama’s lot deliberately put spies into the state dept to watch her.

  • JanH

    There is a picture of a young Dorothy Rodham that accompanies this article. Chelsea’s resemblence to her is amazing.

    ———————

    My Friendship with Hillary Clinton’s Mother: The Influence of Observant, Worldly, Hopeful Mrs. Rodham

    By Carl Anthony
    November 4, 2011

    By 2005, Dorothy Rodham didn’t need to walk to the National Zoo alone. After all, her son-in-law had been President and her daughter was then a United States Senator and an aide or companion could easily have been hired. The mother of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who died at age 92 on Tuesday this week, liked her time alone, she once told me, “just to think.” Even though she termed her walking by then “labored,” in one of the letters she wrote me over the years, she’d determined to make her trip a daily goal and kept at it steadily. Her treat in going to the zoo, however, was not in observing the exotic beasts behind bars: “I find myself watching the people more than the animals.”

    We first met at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens where I, writing a forecast of what sort of history her daughter might make as a potential First Lady, interviewed her briefly the day before the July 1992 Democratic National Convention. Without pause, she predicted that Hillary would most be like Eleanor Roosevelt, the former First Lady whose global humanitarian work led to her being called “First Lady of the World.” Mrs. Rodham then seemed pained she might be bragging and added humbly, “Of course, I am her mother.”

    Despite our multi-generation gap, we hit it off – because we were both Gemini, she said. I once visited her at home in Little Rock, Arkansas (where she lived during the Clinton gubernatorial and White House years), doing research in preparation for Hillary’s upcoming 50th birthday celebration. In her townhouse, she guided me down the cellar stairs, the wall lined with old family pictures, each with a story. I’d called an airport cab but the mother of arguably, by then, one of the world’s most famous women, insisted I stay for cake after which she drove me herself.

    Ultimately, she extended an incredible trust of discretion, not naively, but with the best hope it would be honored, and which effected the ensuring of it. Often, she offered astute observations on the feigned persona of political figures she’d met, expressing “disappointment,” yet always balanced with a grounded understanding for their perspective. She saw people as people, regardless of their status. No matter her access to power, Mrs. Rodham lacked presumption or entitlement, and her emotions ranged from strength to sentimentality. While in Chicago to celebrate Hillary’s birthday in 1997, she didn’t trust her emotions to join her children in their first nostalgic visit back through the rooms of the house where they’d grown up. Later in the day, after being hailed to great applause with Hillary on the Oprah Winfrey Show, I asked how it felt to be glorified a bit by the great one. I got a classic Mrs. Rodham response – a big-deal shrug, a smirk of a smile, and a roll of the eyes.

    At the White House Millennium New Year’s Party, I introduced my friend Peter McManus, who’d just completed a round-the-world tour, to “Dorothy” and they chatted amiably about foreign countries. When I later referred to her as Mrs. Rodham, he was shocked. “Hillary’s mother? But she’s like everyone’s mom!” In fact, I saw that maternal nature in action that night when a guest spilled some raspberry sauce on their tuxedo and she fretted until getting her hands on a damp napkin to help. She wrote me with congratulations when I permanently quit smoking and never failed to ask about my old dog. She began one letter by apologizing for writing on yellow legal lined paper, “but I haven’t bought any stationery lately.”

    We never lived in the same place at the same time. Mrs. Rodham moved to Washington after Hillary was elected to the Senate, the same month I moved to California. She never ceased to sigh, “I’m so jealous,” often adding, “I really wanted them to move to California after the White House.” What makes this interesting as a reflection on her character is the fact that she’d been put on a train as a young girl, guardian to her younger sister, when both were sent away by their ill-equipped parents to live with their unwelcoming paternal grandparents. Much has been written about her grim youth with them in Alhambra, a Los Angeles suburb, yet while she never avoided that aspect of it when asked, her eyes brightened and her smile broadened when she recalled life in southern California. As she wrote me in 2005: “I grew up in California when it was really the wide open spaces, and I loved it. There wasn’t a morning I didn’t look to the mountains. On the walk to school I would cut through an orange grove. When the trees were in blossom it was intoxicating. Even the freshly turned earth had a fresh, acidic smell.” She was downright rhapsodic when she spoke about the extensive and efficient light-rail system that could take her all over Los Angeles, impervious to my complaints that it was destroyed and never rebuilt.

    That optimistic core extended to her view of the future of the United States as well, and this older, white, Protestant Midwestern woman felt particular hope after her first wider exposure to people of different backgrounds when she was already well into her 80′s. “After living in Little Rock,” she wrote about her life in the nation’s capital city, “I find the cultural mix and the ethnicity amazing.” She wrote about attending her 1997 grammar and high school reunions: “Anyone who thinks the next generation won’t make it should visit a school like mine. [There are] Twenty-four different languages [and] fifty-four countries [reflected] in the student backgrounds and they have about 60 % going to good colleges, [and] have won more Westinghouse Science awards than anyone. I loved it.”

    Herself of Native American, French and German ancestry (“Maybe it’s true about being Italian,” she also speculated), a Democrat married to a Republican, a resident of the Midwest, South, West and Northeast, and once a neighbor to a same-sex couple, Dorothy Rodham had a worldly perspective. She listened with full engagement whenever someone was speaking about something she knew nothing about, be it a remote part of the world or a concept, always excited by knowledge. In later years, she took college courses, a fact which her family spoke of with great pride. One late autumn afternoon as we sat in the kitchen of then-Senator Clinton’s home, I told her I was postponing an intended trip to Japan. With amazing recall of the smallest details, she took me on her visit there a decade earlier. The sun was setting but her eyes were shining bright, as she concluded, “There’s nothing like seeing a place with your own eyes that’s always been stuck in your mind.”

    Why write so publicly about a woman who was a private citizen? I can’t help but see the pebble-in-the-lake affect that Mrs. Rodham may have had on millions of people unaware of her. Determining how relatives influence the world view of a political figure and how that official then translates personal values into public policy is perpetually intriguing but ultimately speculative. Parents are often overly credited or blamed for how their children turn out, famous or otherwise. As Hillary Clinton toils on into her fourth year as Secretary of State, perpetually globe-trotting, negotiating treaties, facing down dictators and encountering one new, unrelenting crisis after another, this new “First Lady of the World” retains boundless optimism about the future, stirs with fresh curiosity about unfamiliar cultures, and stands solidly impervious to those hostile to the labels placed on her.

    Apart from whatever critique may be made of any foreign policy she has led, Secretary Clinton’s respect for the thousands of individual human beings with whom she engages around the world is unequivocal, regardless of their status. When the full measure of Mrs. Clinton’s humanitarianism is assessed, the touch of Mrs. Rodham’s hand on that of her daughter’s will also be felt.

    http://carlanthonyonline.com/

  • JanH

    NewMexicoFan
    November 5th, 2011 at 12:23 am

    ——————-
    I watched the same show. Very well done.

  • […] HillaryIs44 has a good post on the Obama-lovin’ media and how it covers for Obama’s campaign dirty tricks. […]

  • ABM90

    What a great article by Carl Anthony: Jan I am from now on going to refer to Hillary as “the First Lady Of The World”. Get out of the way BO the Hillary express is about to roll over you.

  • JanH

    ABM90
    November 5th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    ————-

    Amen, my friend!

  • Vcal

    ABM90,
    I second the” Hillary as the first LADY OF THE WORLD!my friend.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Jan, Vcal and:

    ABM90
    November 5th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    What a great article by Carl Anthony: Jan I am from now on going to refer to Hillary as “the First Lady Of The World”. Get out of the way BO the Hillary express is about to roll over you.
    ________________

    Motion passed! From today on, Hillary will be known as:

    “First Lady of the World”!
    ____________

    I marveled at the gentle caring style of Carl Anthony’s portrait of Mrs Rodham. (the author of Jan’s article) I wanted to know more about him and went to his website. There I found a most interesting historical collage of US Presidents and their Ladies. Also, a most heartwarming tribute to his companion, his adopted dog, Yeager Meister who recently passed-

    If you can take a minute to view the overflowing love showered on the shelter dog destined for death. Carl Anthony would be my choice as a writer under Hillary’s employ, given his long history of outward affection for the Mother of the First Lady of the World!

    Mr. Anthony created this video in memory of his dear friend, Yeager Meister’s passing..

  • nomobama

    I wonder what Hillary Clinton thinks about the possibility of the Muslim Brotherhood coming to power in Egypt. Their revolution was initiated by securalists for the most part who did the difficult work only to have the MB move to take advantage of the new reality. It’s a shame as far as I am concerned.

  • JanH

    Mrs. Smith,

    What a beautiful tribute to his beloved pet!

    —————-
    nomobama,

    I would like to think that Hillary is full-out angry and disgusted by obama’s pandering to this group.

  • nomobama

    Jan, I hope that you are correct on that. I am trying to understand Hillary, but it is a difficult thing to do when she works within the snake’s den.

  • votermom

    Great post admin.

    I would like to think that Hillary is full-out angry and disgusted by obama’s pandering to this group.
    HONK!

  • JanH

    05.11.11

    ‘Israel, U.S. to embark on largest joint exercise in allies’ history’

    U.S. Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Andrew Shapiro says security relationship with Israel is broader, deeper, more intense than ever before.

    By Natasha Mozgovaya

    Israel and the U.S. will embark on the “largest” and “most significant” joint exercise in the allies’ history, said Andrew Shapiro, U.S. assistant secretary for political-military affairs, on Saturday.

    Speaking to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Shapiro said the exercise will involve more than 5,000 U.S. and Israeli forces, and will simulate Israel’s ballistic missile defense.

    “Joint exercises allow us to learn from Israel’s experience in urban warfare and counterterrorism,” said Shapiro.

    “Israeli technology is proving critical to improving our Homeland Security and protecting our troops,” he added, explaining that Israeli armor plating technology and the specially designed “Israeli bandage”, being used on American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, are proven successes.

    In addition, he said, Israel will soon gain access to an expedited Congressional Notification process, which will allow for faster trade of smaller, routine sales and purchases of arms between the allies. Countries already subject to expedited Congressional Notification processes are NATO members, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

    Shapiro emphasized the Obama Administration’s support for Israel, despite comments by a senior U.S. official on Friday, who expressed concern that Israel would not warn the U.S. before taking military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

    “Our security relationship with Israel is broader, deeper and more intense than ever before,” said Shapiro, adding that Israel’s military edge was a “top priority” for himself, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. President Barack Obama.

    The U.S. has a $3 billion per year commitment to Israel, which Shapiro said the Obama Administration would continue to honor over the next ten years, “even in challenging budgetary times”.

    Speaking of the economic impact of the U.S.-Israeli relationship, Shapira said it was important to note that U.S. security assistance to Israel helps support American jobs, since the “vast majority of security assistance” is spent on American-made goods and services. “We don’t provide assistance out of charity. We provide assistance because it benefits our security,” he said.

    “We support Israel because it is in our national interests to do so,” said Shapiro, echoing the recent report by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, entitled, “Israel: A Strategic Asset for the United States”, which argues that Israel is a strategic asset to the U.S. “If Israel were weaker, its enemies would be bolder. This would make broader conflict more likely, which would be catastrophic to American interests in the region. It is the very strength of Israel’s military which deters potential aggressors and helps foster peace and stability.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-u-s-to-embark-on-largest-joint-exercise-in-allies-history-1.393878

  • Mrs. Smith

    “As Hillary Clinton toils on into her fourth year as Secretary of State, perpetually globe-trotting, negotiating treaties, facing down dictators and encountering one new, unrelenting crisis after another, this new “First Lady of the World” retains boundless optimism about the future, stirs with fresh curiosity about unfamiliar cultures, and stands solidly impervious to those hostile to the labels placed on her.”

    “Apart from whatever critique may be made of any foreign policy she has led, Secretary Clinton’s respect for the thousands of individual human beings with whom she engages around the world is unequivocal, regardless of their status. When the full measure of Mrs. Clinton’s humanitarianism is assessed, the touch of Mrs. Rodham’s hand on that of her daughter’s will also be felt.”
    ________________

    Carl Anthony has captured the essence of Hillary in his beautifully written essay. It’s really a shame so many are oblivious to the fact WE, not only her fervently loyal supporters, US citizens of the United States are ALL included in Hillary’s destiny continuing her journey to make the world a better place, in spite of the illegitimate ogre who sits on the seat of power. True courage standing up for us in the face of unprecedented evil occupying our White House.

  • Vcal

    Nomobama/JanH

    that Hillary works for BO doesn’t mean she thinks exactly like him. She has said that esencially on many things they think alike but hillary is not an extremist and above anything all she does is in the US interest.Don’t get confussed by reports or by the media, remember that she’s in the empty suit cabinet because he asked her to serve her country.She won’t do anything that hurts it.I’m a married woman but it doesn’t mean that I agree with all my husband does, I think it applies to her both with BO and with Bill C too.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Vcal-

    Well said- remembering, everything BO has done, can be undone, just as well.

  • turndownobama

    “What we need to do is judge people and parties and movements on what they do, not what they’re called,” Taylor told a forum

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

    A good idea, especially when many different groups in different countries share the same label. I’m sure Hillary knew about this Libya group when she was throwing rocks at Obama to get rid of Qadaffi.

  • Shadowfax

    I have come to the conclusuion that anyone that still believes that Obama is a half way decent pResinent or will end up voting for him again because of the color of his skin is a total moron and deserves what ever loss to their lifestyle they get.

    If they continue to act like lemings in jackboots…then may they get have bad luck land on their doorstep for not thinking beyond the Hope and Change marketing ploy.

    My guess is many of the young and many that have finally seen the light may not have the coconuts to vote for a tea cup Republican, but will either stay home on voting day, or are looking for a more middle of the road candidate that will run as an Independent.

  • Shadowfax

    Hillary wouldn’t have made it a clear fact, 1.5 years in advance, that she was going to tell Barry to take his job and shove it, if she liked the job he is doing as President.

    My guess is that she finally accepted the SOS job for any or ALL of the following reasons:

    1- She loves her country and thought she could do the most good for her country by being SOS…about the only job that would give her independence from his stupid domestic policies and away from the DNC.

    2- By being out of the political mix, she could let obots see she was the real intellect, hard worker and she whould have been the real leader. (She was right on this, her polls show it.)

    3- By staying out of his domestic policies, she would not be set up as the enemy when she runs for President again.

    Hillary will only run again if she thinks HER party will give her a FAIR chance and not steal her votes and stab her in the back. Also when folks that voted for him finally realize what a fraud he is…

  • votermom

    I saw that – congrats!

  • turndownobama

    Hillary wouldn’t have made it a clear fact, 1.5 years in advance, that she was going to tell Barry to take his job and shove it, if she liked the job he is doing as President.

    My guess is that she finally accepted the SOS job for any or ALL of the following reasons:

    1- She loves her country and thought she could do the most good for her country by being SOS…about the only job that would give her independence from his stupid domestic policies and away from the DNC.

    2- By being out of the political mix, she could let obots see she was the real intellect, hard worker and she whould have been the real leader. (She was right on this, her polls show it.)

    3- By staying out of his domestic policies, she would not be set up as the enemy when she runs for President again.

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

    Good point. Now, taking it a step further. Your reason #1 would still apply to continuing as SOS after 2012: because she would still be the best qualified SOS and the country needs her as SOS etc.

    Your 2 and 3 have been accomplished by one term, so no need to repeat.

    So maybe she does have another run in mind, let’s hope!

  • turndownobama

    My guess is many of the young and many that have finally seen the light may not have the coconuts to vote for a tea cup Republican, but will either stay home on voting day, or are looking for a more middle of the road candidate that will run as an Independent.

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

    Yes, there are signs of that. And OWS is a good environment for helping the anti-Obama kids persuade the naive kids not to go for Obama again.

  • JanH

    Vcal
    November 5th, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    Nomobama/JanH

    that Hillary works for BO doesn’t mean she thinks exactly like him. She has said that esencially on many things they think alike but hillary is not an extremist and above anything all she does is in the US interest.Don’t get confussed by reports or by the media, remember that she’s in the empty suit cabinet because he asked her to serve her country.She won’t do anything that hurts it.I’m a married woman but it doesn’t mean that I agree with all my husband does, I think it applies to her both with BO and with Bill C too.

    ——————–

    Yes indeed. I remember her being totally against Bill’s decision to go for free trade.

    I am also sure that bambi procrastinated on Libya until Hillary forced the issue.

  • Shadowfax

    admin
    November 5th, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    Legal Insurrection thinks we have a point:
    ——-
    Good for others to see that our admin is still speaking out not only for the Clintons, but that us under- the- bus Clinton Democrats are still speaking out against Obama/administration/DNC dirty rotten tricks and active in purging our old party.

  • Leanora

    Zuccotti Park has become so overrun by sexual predators attacking women in the night that organizers felt compelled to set up a female-only sleeping tent yesterday to keep the sickos away.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_park_big_top_ilBy4VfYIwDGt2I1rM33vL

    I can’t think of any cause that would make me go through this!

  • turndownobama

    am also sure that bambi procrastinated on Libya until Hillary forced the issue.

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

    Yes, helping the Libya rebels was what Hillary threw rocks at him for. She at first said move slow on Egypt.

  • turndownobama

    I mean Hillary WANTED us to help the Libyan rebels, and threw rocks at Obama to wake him up.

    I’m goign for coffee.

  • Leanora

    An Occupy Wall Street protestor was arrested early Friday after a violent rampage at a McDonald’s that refused to offer him free food.

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/ows-protester-arrested-at-mcdonalds-20111104-lgf

    Here’s a good idea for their new slogan – – – – –

    No Burger – No Peace!

  • JanH

    Leanora,

    This is all getting so disgusting. Do these protestors have no sense of right or wrong?

  • ABM90

    Iam very pleased to see big pink back on track and renewing our objective to see BO and MO hit the road and let us clean out the WH for our “FIRST LADY of the WOrld” Hillary restore peace security and prosperity to her DOMAIN.

  • turndownobama

    Apparently the NY Post is overrun by reporters with sick fantasies. Even the ‘facts’ claimed in the article don’t support the generalization in the lead paragraphs.

    Recently there was a claim that a retarded woman sharing a tent with a man had been assaulted by the man. So OWS was condemned for letting her share a tent!

    Now they’re being condemned for setting up a women-only tent!

  • admin

    At 8:00 ET tonight Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich will debate in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate. This might be interesting or a total snooze.

    Why Herman Cain agreed to this debate is perplexing since Gingrich is sure to be a much better debater. If Cain does well however it will make Cain a much more serious candidate so maybe that is why he agreed to this evening’s entertainment.

    The debate is on C-SPAN.

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Cain-Gingrich-Debate-Lincoln-Douglas-Style/10737425199/

    GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich engage in a 90 minute debate hosted by the Texas Patriots PAC. There is no moderator and the two candidates discuss and respond to each other’s positions on domestic policy in The Woodlands, TX.

    The debate is divided into three parts, with each part focusing on one entitlement program – Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

    In previous media-moderated debates, Gingrich said repeatedly that should he be the GOP nominee, he would challenge President Obama to Lincoln-Douglas style debates.

    Cain has risen in the polls recently with his 9-9-9 tax plan, but the media has focused this week on two previous settlements with women alleging he sexual harassed them while he lead the National Restaurant Association. The topic will not be discussed at the debate.

    The Lincoln-Douglas debates were a series of three-hour debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas during the 1858 Illinois Senate race. In the format, one candidate would start with a 60 minute statement, and his opponent would get 90 minutes to respond. The first speaker then got a 30 minute rebuttal. The two candidates took turns speaking first.

    Might be interesting.

  • Leanora

    Thanks admin

    I plan to watch it. I’m sure it will be a more serious and well thought out debate than the others which often turn into a circus.

    And this one will have no moderator.

  • AmericanGal

    Debate is starting on CSPAN

  • admin

    The debate can be viewed online here:

    http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

    Thus far the Tea Party guy introduced Congressman Steve King who is setting up the debate. But whoever sets up the debate has a great deal of influence over the debate so we wish Steve King would only have said “welcome” and gotten off the stage. Soon he will end his long remarks and the debate will hopefully begin.

  • admin

    Newt is trying to be charming as his microphone malfunctions. Newt is also being appropriately wonkish.

  • admin

    Cain is genuinely charming and is now seizing control of the debate as he gives his “historical overview.” Cain is talking about the projections for Medicare and how those projections have failed.

    Cain’s debate approach is probably wiser because he is communicating better than Newt with simpler language.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Is this a debate or arbitration? hmmm..

    Alls I see is an agreement of facts on policy and a general consensus of opinion. Damage control rebuilding Cain’s image as a formidable challenger to Barack Obama. No Blood letting here between the R’s.

  • admin

    Mrs. Smith, it’s not a debate. There are no real disagreements on anything. Steve King continues to try to steer the conversation. The benefit to this event is that you get a conversation on economic issues. But there is no fundamental disagreement between the candidates and both are trying to find the middle ground of being both charming and knowledgeable.

  • admin

    Cain scored big at the very end and left them laughing. Given the opportunity to question Newt he asked ‘If you became Vice-President what is the first job you would you like the president to assign to you?’

  • Leanora

    Cain was great! In fact, they were both good and interesting to listen to.

    And neither of them had notes!!

  • admin

    He boobs again:

    http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/4/obamas-sarkozy-remark-offends-french/

    President Obama came, he saw, he insulted.

    Obama insults Sarkozy,” blared the headline on one French website, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama’s wayward remark at the G-20 summit here about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    Mr. Obama thought he was making a gentle joke about Mr. Sarkozy, host of the summit, when he congratulated Mr. Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni on the birth of their baby daughter on Oct. 19. Instead, Mr. Obama caused a minor international incident.

    “I want to make mention that this is our first meeting since the arrival of the newest Sarkozy, and so I want to congratulate Nicolas and Carla on the birth of Giulia,” Mr. Obama told reporters shortly after his arrival at the G-20, with Mr. Sarkozy at his side. “And I informed Nicolas on the way in that I am confident that Giulia inherited her mother’s looks rather than her father’s, which I think is an excellent thing.”

    He added, “And so now we share one of the greatest challenges and blessings of life, and that is being fathers to our daughters.”

    Mr. Sarkozy, who is said to be very conscious about his looks, did not appear greatly amused by the comment, and some observers who attended the meeting said Mr. Obama’s remark fell flat.

    The boob needs to learn what intelligent people know – “humor does not translate well.” But maybe the boob wanted to insult Sarkozy because Sarkozy mocks Obama all the time in private.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin
    November 5th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Cain scored big at the very end and left them laughing. Given the opportunity to question Newt he asked ‘If you became Vice-President what is the first job you would you like the president to assign to you?’
    ____________

    I believe, Newt would jump in a heartbeat at the VP slot.
    ______________

    But maybe the boob wanted to insult Sarkozy because Sarkozy mocks Obama all the time in private.
    ___________

    For Sure! Nevertheless, Obama is the biggest embarrassment this country has ever had representing it on the world stage…No one can top that-

  • ABM90

    A long but very informative comment about “The First
    Lady of the world” our Hillary.

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    The true political state of the union is best revealed in a recent poll in Time magazine that found that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton would win an epic and possibly realigning landslide in a presidential election against any Republican candidate.

    First, the numbers. Then, the reasons.

    In the Time poll, Clinton would defeat Mitt Romney by a whopping 55 percent to 38 percent. She would defeat Rick Perry by an even more devastating 58 percent to 32 percent.

    These are realigning numbers. In this hypothetical match-up, the Clinton landslide would be so huge, and the Republican defeat so catastrophic, that Democrats would almost certainly regain control of the House and maintain control of the Senate.

    In the Time poll, President Obama also defeats any candidate in the Republican field, though by far smaller margins than Clinton. Anyone who suggests that “Obama is toast” should not be taken seriously.

    I believe the president, whom I support, would be a slight favorite in a close election against Romney, and could win a landslide against other Republicans, who have not come close to crossing the threshold of being serious contenders for commander in chief.

    The lesson of the Time poll, which I believe would be replicated in other polls, though possibly not as dramatically, is this:

    The next great realignment in American politics is very likely to be a Democratic realignment. It cannot be a Republican realignment, because the GOP has moved so far to the extreme right that it is now far outside the mainstream of American opinion.

    While it is true that Hillary Clinton’s huge popularity is partly due to her being removed from partisan politics as secretary of State, there are other powerful messages for both parties in her soaring popularity.

    Hillary Clinton represents the brand of the Democratic Party embodied by traditional Democratic presidents in hard economic times. She is identified with the great prosperity of the Bill Clinton presidency. But there are other powerful forces at work:

    Hillary Clinton is part of what I once called “The Female Century.” Throughout the nation and around the world there is an epochal movement toward true equality for women.

    By contrast, some Republicans slander Planned Parenthood. Many Republicans aggressively oppose pay equity for women. Congressional Republicans launch hostile attacks on countless programs that benefit women.

    I have written before, and will write again, that a tidal wave of support from female voters will be a powerful factor helping the president and Democrats in 2012.

    This “woman power” that benefits Hillary Clinton with women now benefits her with many men as well. In an economy where many view the 1 percent as unfairly gaining at the expense of the other 99 percent, Hillary Clinton is seen as a fighter. She never gives up. She is a voice for those who feel disempowered, including white male blue-collar workers, blacks who feel trapped in joblessness and injustice, Hispanics who are told their dreams can no longer come true and seniors who trust Hillary Clinton as their protector.

    Hillary Clinton will not run for president in 2012. She will be one of the greatest assets of President Obama, who had the good judgment to name her secretary of State.

    Hillary Clinton disproves the notion that America is a rightist nation. If the 2016 election were held today, America would not turn to the right, it would turn to Clinton.

    In the eyes of voters, Hillary Clinton is the North Star of an America where Democrats act like Democrats and where every woman deserves equal pay, every worker deserves a job and nobody should be left behind.

    The great source of Clinton’s strength is that the dreams of women are the dreams for all. Dorothy Rodham was one great mom who raised one great daughter. If Democrats remember why, they will do just fine in 2012.

    This column was originally published at The Hill.

  • ABM90

    I am so proud that our First Lady of the World represents our country well and is so admired by an overwhelming number of people around the world.She just has to accept this great oppertunity to make things right for this troubled world.Obama is still a mystery that used trickery and false promises to fool his handlers into placing him in the WH under flim flam methods.What a sad sack of a wasted novice

    First Lady of the World Hillary must run again

  • turndownobama

    A reassuring rumor. Dunno if there’s any truth to it, but it’s said that the Mayor of Oakland had political enemies (police and others) who may have started the police violence just to get her in trouble.

  • NewMexicoFan

    I think someone blogging on Hillaryis44 is from Oakland. I just vacation there. The election of the Mayor was somewhat controversial. It had something to do with her being the second choice, and when the first choice did not get the required number of votes, this women won the election. She is Asian, and while I was there, the media seemed to indicate that many felt she was a weak leader who changed her mind.

    I am hoping the Oakland blogger will explain this situation more clearly, but you know what I know.

  • turndownobama

    Here’s some perspective on the Oakland police violence.

    http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/451933.html

  • NewMexicoFan

    Amazing how we no longer accept what the media feeds to us at face value. I believe more about what I read on this blog than anywhere else. At least I get more than one perspective, which to me is what the media needs to be doing, giving me as many of the perspectives as they can, and not slanting or filtering the information they give us.

  • turndownobama

    Yes. I’m more and more sceptical of anything on a forum where someone is making money.

  • turndownobama

    Sen Udall, constitutional amendment for campaing finance, limitit ‘corporate personhood’ donations.

    http://tomudall.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=970

  • Mrs. Smith

    NewMexicoFan
    November 6th, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I think someone blogging on Hillaryis44 is from Oakland.
    ___________

    I question why someone continues posting here when they support 99% of Obama’s policies?

  • Leanora

    The occupiers went on another rampage – this one in Washington DC where a 78 year old woman was pushed down the stairs:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/11/rampaging-occupiers-attack-78-year-old-woman.php

    FTA – The Occupier movement stands for riot, assault, rape, vandalism, sexual harassment, public urination, public defecation and public masturbation. And Barack Obama owns it lock, stock and barrel. He has endorsed the Occupiers and never uttered a single word to distance himself from them. Their disgusting behavior should be hung around his neck like an anvil when he runs for reelection next year.
    —-

    Why won’t the media dare associate this movement with it’s real leaders – Van Jones, Soros and Obama?

    When are the authorities going to step in and end this lawlessness? It is no longer a protest; it’s an occupation which has become dangerous.

  • ABM90

    Good morning All:The world around us must be very anxious for The First Lady of the World to begin her move on the WH.They fear the collection of ping and pong so-called candidates might try to derail her strong support around the globe.Let them learn the right way that she is a fighter and does not give up,ever.
    I must admit I had been wrong in my chase down to get some copies of The first Lady of the World great
    story.They will hit the stand tomorrow the 7th.
    Thanks moononpluto you were right I was wrong.

  • JanH

    And in Canada…

    Occupy Vancouver camp must shut down after woman’s death: mayor

    Camille Bains
    VANCOUVER— The Canadian Press
    Nov. 06, 2011
    The death of a woman at the Occupy Vancouver camp means the site has become so unsafe that it must be shut down as soon as possible, says Vancouver’s mayor.

    Gregor Robertson said Saturday night he’s instructed city officials and the chiefs of the fire and police departments to look at how that can be done safely and peacefully.

    The 20-year-old woman was found unresponsive in a tent at the site in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday afternoon, two days after a man suffered a non-fatal overdose at the encampment.

    “There is a serious problem here and we want to address it urgently,” Mr. Robertson said.

    The woman’s death is tragic and is also upsetting for him because he has a 20-year-old daughter, he said.

    Occupy Vancouver supporters tried to drown him out as he spoke to reporters, with one woman shouting that at least his daughter has a home.

    “I think the protest on the really important issues that many of us are passionate about is being undermined by a tent camp and the issues around the right to camp on public space, which is really unfortunate,” Mr. Robertson said.

    “And now we have a critical incident that demonstrates there’s life safety at risk here.”

    Mr. Robertson said the city is considering a number of options that include a possible injunction to end the encampment.

    Const. Jana McGuinness of the Vancouver Police Department said neither the cause of the woman’s death nor her identity are being released as police try to contact her family.

    Several people at the protest site said the woman died of a drug overdose and heckled Robertson to provide more funding for addiction services and the homeless.

    He told them the city has an outreach worker for the homeless and anyone at the site who doesn’t have a home can be accommodated.

    Const. McGuinness said police are facing a challenging situation as officials work to try and end the Occupy Vancouver camp.

    “Officer safety and the safety of the protesters is paramount as well,” she said, adding discussions in the coming days will involve people at the camp.

    “We’re hoping for co-operation should that time come,” she said. “We want it to go smoothly. We don’t want to see anybody be hurt.”

    Last week, the fire department ordered tents to be spaced further apart and for tarps to be removed so they could be accessed in case of an emergency.

    But some campers said the orders were merely suggestions and that they didn’t have to follow them.

    The Occupy Vancouver site has become a major issue in the lead up to this month’s civic election as Mr. Robertson vies to keep his job amid pressure by his rival to end the occupation at the art gallery.

    Lauren Gill, who is running as an independent candidate in the election and is also an organizer at the camp, said the woman apparently died of a drug overdose.

    The incident highlights the need for more addiction services because drugs are such a big issue in the city, said Ms. Gill, who said she’s seen far too many overdose deaths as an outreach worker in mental health and addiction services.

    “I think it’s an issue that’s all over our city and this is why we need Insite,” she said of the supervised injection site in the Downtown Eastside where people shoot up their own drugs under medical supervision.

    “We just lost a member of our community,” she said. “It’s a really strong community down here and we’re going to do whatever we can to support each other.”

    Ms. Gill said she does not want to turn the death into a political issue and is hoping other candidates don’t do that either.

    The woman was found dead by a friend at about 4:30 p.m., just before a band called DOA started playing a scheduled gig at the camp.

    On Saturday, tensions seem to be growing at the site. One television camera operator was shoved to the ground and some protesters began hassling reporters.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/occupy-vancouver-camp-must-shut-down-after-womans-death-mayor/article2227070/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2227070

  • Mrs. Smith

    Richardson on MTP shilling for Obama. Richardson commending Obama Foreign Policy. Using examples such as effectively reducing al qaedas numbers, removing entrenched dictatorships, encouraging democracy and human rights throughout the region. The globetrotting Hillary must have put her feet up on the plane content reading the tabloids between naps because her Boss had solved the ME problems via his Blackberry.

    After hearing Richardson rendition of our world affairs, it’s pretty obvious Obama fears Cain as the Rep nominee. For openers, Cain doesn’t have a problem requiring sequestration of his school records or a problem producing a valid birth certificate. Having Cain as an opponent doesn’t play well for Obama as they are both black and the usual racist allegations used by the Obama camp becomes an impotent weapon in the hands of Obama’s desperate political campaign searching for a hook/scandal.

    Cain has Obama beat on the political chessboard. He can speak fluidly and succinctly on any political issue using his own words without the use of a script or a teleprompter. He identifies with America’s working class and the initiative of small business entrepreneurs. Cain is not a supporter of Obama’s signature HCR and understands the damaging underpinnings of ObamaCare is the worst HC legislation ever passed by Congress. A Big Plus for him in the voter column.
    …….

    I am not aware of Cain registering his appearance anywhere signing a guest book dated as 2008.

    “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” — defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber, who argued that Obama’s policy hurts small-business owners like himself, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2008

    “What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…” –in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying “your Christian faith,” which Obama quickly clarified.

    “I’m here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis.” –speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

    “Let me introduce to you the next President — the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.” –slipping up while introducing Joe Biden at their first joint campaign rally, Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 23, 2008

    “Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don’t obtain a nuclear weapon.” –referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008

    “Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain…administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.” –Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008

    “How’s it going, Sunshine?” –campaigning in Sunrise, Florida

    “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”

    “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.” –at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon.

    “Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” –after being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania

    “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” –explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters

    “The point I was making was not that my Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn’t know, you know, there’s a reaction that’s been bred in our experiences that don’t go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that’s just the nature of race in our society.”

    “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” –on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

  • ShortTermer

    Exactly Mrs Smith at 12:12pm. There will be a replay of the Cain-Gingrich debate on C-Span today at 6:30p, ET. I caught the tailend of the debate and now I MUST watch the whole thing; I have it set to record. Newt has known Cain for decades; and the part I saw was great because they were using humor very effectively; nice change. Newt noted that not ONCE did anybody initiate a ‘gotcha’ moment. So refreshing. I could see a Newt/Cain ticket forthcoming.

  • Leanora

    How bad has the rape problem become at the NYC OWS? Bad enough to set up a rape free zone:

    http://www.foundingbloggers.com/wordpress/2011/11/standing-guard-at-the-ows-rape-free-zone/

    Pictures included.

  • AmericanGal

    I just read Gingrich is starting to rise in the polls. Admin, what are your thoughts on Newt possibly becoming GOP nominee?

    And is this because of his beliefs or because he is viewed as competent and experienced?

    Irregardless of what one thinks of Newt as a person, IMO I think he comes across as smart, experienced and focused in the debates and that is appealing after what we have seen with Obama…

  • AmericanGal

    Should have added…”even though one might disagree entirely with his political point of view”

  • Mrs. Smith

    ShortTermer
    November 6th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! And why I posed the question, is this an arbitration meeting… (agreement of facts) because the atmosphere during the debate(?) was definitively benevolent with sprinkles of laughter and applause rather than as you mentioned, a series of divisive “gotcha” moments, than any other Republican debate I’ve seen recently aired.
    ________________

    Leanora
    November 6th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    How bad has the rape problem become at the NYC OWS? Bad enough to set up a rape free zone:
    ___________

    Anything negative about OWS’s image of homelessness, joblessness and/or anti-capitalism has been overcome by demonstrations of a morally challenged jungle of anarchists wishing to Occupy Everything!

    Pointing out the lawlessness of rape and murder as unacceptable to an OWS supporter is that of a misfired Frisbee zooming over their heads. Ignoring the facts becomes a convenient cop-out relegated to isolated instances where they are unconcerned for the safety and security of the legitimate protesters duped into occupying WS. To my knowledge, none of the OWS supporters are working as advocates devising a system for policing their own.

    Preferring adjudicating the problems of dealing with anarchy as “Laissez les bon temps rouler” until enough is enough within communities of non-participating protesters occupying their own homes, tired of waking up every morning to chaos and mayhem as their forced daily am feed.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Leanora
    November 6th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    After accessing your link Leanora, there was a reminder there Code Pink has gotten on the bandwagon assigned by the Obama group to supporting mass antisemitism within the protest coast to coast.

  • turndownobama

    To my knowledge, none of the OWS supporters are working as advocates devising a system for policing their own.

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

    Actually Occupy Oakland had such a system working already on the day of the Port shutdown. When people misbehaved, some OO members would surround them and hold them for police.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Agitators blamed for Oakland unrest that injured 8

    From these pics on Friday, the damage done to property and people in Oakland has been horrific.

    If the Occupiers cannot control the influx of agitators; then the cause is a losing battle plain and simple. It should be disbanded until they can reorganize learning from their mistakes wresting control back to those who have legitimate grievances.

    http://news.yahoo.com/scores-arrested-oakland-agitators-blamed-unrest-023156310.html

  • Leanora

    Mrs. Smith
    November 6th, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    After accessing your link Leanora, there was a reminder there Code Pink has gotten on the bandwagon assigned by the Obama group to supporting mass antisemitism within the protest coast to coast.
    —————————-

    I went back to look over the site again and I did notice the story about Code Pink.

    I also noticed this:
    http://www.foundingbloggers.com/wordpress/2011/11/occupydc-democrats-harass-child-mom-goes-ballistic/

    I’m not sure how they know that the harrassers of the child were democrats, but it’s an awful story!

  • Mrs. Smith

    Chilling video of an almost disastrous situation. Curiosity brings people who would not ordinarily frequent a volatile environment with a child in tow may live to regret getting caught up in the moment when dealing with a scum magnet like a protest. I for one would never risk it. TG, this mother had an assertive husband doing the thinking for both of them.

  • Leanora

    These Are Obama’s Riots

    ‘Obama’s goal has always been social disruption, class warfare, and institutionalized envy. The late 1960s and the early 1970s protestors hoped to bring down the government of the United States using the War in Vietnam as a catalyst. Obama and his supporters are using social and economic discontent to do the same thing.’

    http://godfatherpolitics.com/1882/these-are-obama%e2%80%99s-riots/

    I think that more and more people are starting to realize that obama is behind all of this. He was a street thug in Chicago and he is a street thug in Washington!

  • Mrs. Smith

    Leanora, seeing this is a slow day on Pink, I think publishing the contents of your link is a worthwhile read with great insights..for those too prideful to see the trees for the forest and too lazy to look back at political history repeating itself… déjà vu.
    _________________

    These are Obama’s Riots!

    We’ve seen social revolution before, but this is the first time a sitting president, his advisers, union supporters, and a supporting media have endorsed it with such vigor. Rudy Giuliani said it best: Obama owns Occupy Wall Street.” Here are his extended remarks:

    “This is a very dangerous movement, and it’s ironic it’s happening under a president who promised to unify us. Barack Obama owns the Occupy Wall Street movement, it would not have happened but for his class warfare. . . . Barack Obama praised it, sympathizes with it. As it gets worse and worse, I believe this will be the millstone around Barack Obama’s neck that will take his presidency down.”

    Irony has nothing to do with it. Obama’s goal has always been social disruption, class warfare, and institutionalized envy. The late 1960s and the early 1970s protestors hoped to bring down the government of the United States using the War in Vietnam as a catalyst. Obama and his supporters are using social and economic discontent to do the same thing.

    The timeline and tactics are not new. They begin with the youngest members of society who have little to lose because they don’t any economic skin in the game. In the 1960s, Columbia University and other major universities were marked by student sit-ins. The catalyst for student rebellion that swept the nation in the tumultuous decade was the Berkeley “Free Speech Movement” (FSM). The FSM was decidedly anti-establishment, painting university personnel as “repressive autocrats lurking behind a benign mask of liberalism.”

    [1] Authority was questioned at every opportunity. The police were described as “pigs,” accomplices of the establishment rather than enforcers of the law that was supposed to apply to everyone without distinction.

    The counter culture decade of the 1960s was described as the “decade of anger and rebellion.” While most channeled their anger in constructive ways, some went off the deep end and turned to violent measures. Sit-ins led to explosions when anti-war activists planted a fertilizer and fuel oil bomb at Sterling Hall, home of the University of Wisconsin’s Physics Department and the Army Math Research Center. The explosion killed a graduate student. Violence begat violence when four students were killed by National Guardsmen on the campus of Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Student protesters had set fire to an ROTC building and thrown bottles at police.

    By the late 1960s and early 1970s, there was a resurgence of left-wing radicalism that led to further violence. On May 7, 1967, just weeks before the Newark riot, Greg Calvert, a member of Students for a Democratic Society, described its members as “post-communist revolutionaries” who “are working to build a guerrilla force in an urban environment. We are actively organizing sedition.”[2] The SDS was a growing radical movement made up of college students. The rhetoric of the SDS was at its core anti-government. “SDS organizers denounced ‘oppressors,’ ‘exploiters,’ and ‘the Al Capones who run this country.’ The university was depicted as a ‘colony’ of ‘the military-industrial complex’ and a ‘midwife to murder.’ ‘Imperialism’ was offered as a convenient scapegoat for every frustration and failure.”[3] A keynote speech at a 1962 SDS convention praised the freedom riders, not for furthering civil rights but for their “radicalizing” potential, their “clear-cut demonstration for the sterility of legalism.” The speaker continued:

    It is not by . . . “learning the rules of the legislative game” that we will succeed in creating the kind of militant alliances that our struggle requires. We shall succeed through force—through the exertion of such pressure as will force our reluctant allies to accommodate to us, in their own interest.[4]

    Read more: These are Obama’s Riots! Godfather Politics http://godfatherpolitics.com/1882/these-are-obama%e2%80%99s-riots/#ixzz1cyNSEnVz

  • turndownobama

    The late 1960s and the early 1970s protestors hoped to bring down the government of the United States using the War in Vietnam as a catalyst.

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

    Weren’t Bill and HIllary in that group? They worked for McGovern’s campaign. Hillary gave a famous speech when she graduated from WEllsley.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Provide links instead of more questions. If Bill and Hillary were in that group LINK it here-

    You are working so hard for Obama. I hope he is paying you well.

  • Mrs. Smith

    comment from SF Talk Show host:

    “If you listen to San Francisco talk radio you may be surprised to hear John Rothmann and other hosts now labeling this “movement” for what it is: Pure anarchy with no objective other than to destroy. It in no way compares to the Tea Party, which has an agenda of lower taxes, a simpler tax code so everyone pays appropriately and less onerous regulation as well as the enforcement of the laws we have regarding equities, markets and banking.”

  • votermom

    Some OWSers are Too Stupid to Live. Seriously. Check this out.

    http://crayfisher.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/id-just-leave-his-ass-there/

  • Mrs. Smith

    nice tweet, votermom!

    the future amputee will live forever with the results of his youthful indiscretion.

  • votermom

    I pity his mom.

  • Shadowfax

    Extreme Poverty Is Now At Record Levels – 19 Statistics About The Poor That Will Absolutely Astound You…

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/extreme-poverty-is-now-at-record-levels-19-statistics-about-the-poor-that-will-absolutely-astound-you

  • JanH

    November 06,

    Hillary Clinton On the Future of HIV

    By Neal Broverman

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will discuss the future of the AIDS epidemic in a speech on Tuesday at the National Institute of Health.

    A press notice from her office indicates Clinton will outline a vision for turning the tide on AIDS, using knowledge gleamed over the past 30 years since the disease was diagnosed. Clinton may address new CDC statistics covering 2006 – 2009 that show that young men (age 13-29) who have sex with men accounted for 27% of all new American HIV infections in those years, while young men of color who sleep with men saw their infection rates skyrocket 48% in those years. As a world leader, Clinton will likely discuss the effect of AIDS on the Third World; 80% of all AIDS deaths now occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Clinton’s speech will begin at 11 a.m. at the offices of the National Institute of Health in Bethseda, Md.

    http://www.advocate.com/Health_and_Fitness/Here_To_Inspire/Hillary_Clinton_On_the_Future_of_HIV/

  • JanH

    Revealed: How Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission to take out Bin Laden

    Stayed out on golf course to distance himself if it went wrong, book claims…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058229/How-Barack-Obama-playing-golf-20-minutes-Navy-SEALs-took-Osama-Bin-Laden.html

  • holdthemaccountable

    Gee golly willikers … the beginning of this is sounding like TEA party stuff:

    Moderate Lawmakers Lead Insurrection, Urge Super Committee To Defy Leadership And Go Big |
    As the Super Committee butts against a hard and fast deadline for reducing the deficit, a Republican and a Democratic lawmaker on Sunday say they must be willing to buck their leadership and go big on both cutting spending and adding revenues. Reps. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, and Heath Shuler, D-N.C., are leading a group of 100 representatives who crafted a letter to the Super Committee calling for all options to be laid on the table in the quest to shave the federal debt. They are urging the panel to go past its mandate of $1.2 trillion over 10 years and find $4 trillion in debt reduction….
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/06/moderate-lawmakers-lead-insurrection-urge-super-committee-to-defy-leadership/?test=latestnews

  • holdthemaccountable

    John Boehner on ABC’s This Week.
    “…I’ve told the president, you know, I’m — I’m the most straight-up, transparent person in this town, that I would never mislead him. My word is my bond. Democrats and Republicans here in Washington understand that,” he said. But Boehner said Obama has to cut out what he sees as “class warfare” by pushing for higher taxes for high-income Americans. “We are not going to engage in class warfare. The president’s out there doing it every day. I, frankly, think it’s unfortunate,” Boehner said. “Our job is to help all Americans, not to pit one set of Americans against another. The president’s clearly trying to do it. And it’s wrong.”

    Boehner said the top 1 percent of income earners in the U.S. pay 38 percent of the income taxes. “How much more do you want them to pay? Well, I’ll tell you what: Let’s take all the money that the rich have, all of it. It won’t even put a dent in our current budget deficit, much less our debt,” he said. Boehner added that Americans’ anger at Congress is expected — because they only see conflict reported by the media, not cooperation. “It would surprise people that 90 percent of the time, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle get along. But, you know, that’s not news for those of you in the news business,” Boehner said.

    “Listen, the founders gave us a committee of 535 people. Frankly, it was designed not to work. My job is to make it work. And it is working. Is it slow? Yes. Is it frustrating? Yes. But what I take a comfort in every day is that I know members on both sides of the aisle are trying to do the right thing for the American people every single day,” he said.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/06/boehner-relationship-with-obama-cooler-since-golf-outing/?test=latestnews?test=latestnews

  • ABM90

    r First Lady of the World is back to work today.A very important speech today.

    Hillary Clinton On the Future of HIV
    By Neal Broverman

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will discuss the future of the AIDS epidemic in a speech on Tuesday at the National Institute of Health.

    A press notice from her office indicates Clinton will outline a vision for turning the tide on AIDS, using knowledge gleamed over the past 30 years since the disease was diagnosed. Clinton may address new CDC statistics covering 2006 – 2009 that show that young men (age 13-29) who have sex with men accounted for 27% of all new American HIV infections in those years, while young men of color who sleep with men saw their infection rates skyrocket 48% in those years. As a world leader, Clinton will likely discuss the effect of AIDS on the Third World; 80% of all AIDS deaths now occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Clinton’s speech will begin at 11 a.m. at the offices of the National Institute of Health in Bethseda, Md.

    —————————————————-

  • Leanora

    It was mentioned above that the protest is becoming more anti-semitic, including the fact that Code Pink has joined the party. Now this from YNET:

    “Social anarchists in the United States have found a way to mesh their own demands with the Palestinian protest against Israel: Several pro-Palestinian demonstrators “stormed” the Israeli Consulate in Boston on Saturday, in protest of the Gaza blockade”.

    http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/occupy-boston-pro-terrorist-leftie-losers-supported-by-barack-hussein-obama-storm-israeli-consulate/

    This makes me nervous. The Jews are being used again for those who want to vent their wrath. We know how it ended the last time.

  • moononpluto

    Gloria Allred press conference, w/ “a woman who alleges that she was sexually harassed” by Herman Cain, 1:30 pm in New York City.

    ………………………………..

    Gloria Allred is nothing but an media chasing, ambulance chasing, sewerdweller. She is nothing more than a DNC hack who is doing the dirty deed for her puppetmasters.

  • Mrs. Smith

    OCCUPY THE WHITE HOUSE! BARACK OBAMA HATES YOU! (excellent video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A1uVfC7-5y8#at=83

  • Mrs. Smith

    This makes me nervous. The Jews are being used again for those who want to vent their wrath. We know how it ended the last time.
    _____________

    We should All be nervous! Obama is nothing more than a predator and an opportunist enriching himself at the expense of the American People. He needs to be removed post haste. Unfortunately, it’s the REPUBLICANS dragging their feet in the HOUSE who have the responsibility to bring forth Impeachment proceedings. They have their own agenda, to Hell with the American people.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Another conundrum for Hillary to solve. ALL eyes are upon this issue. The ramifications are horrific if the court rules against citizens. The wisdom of Solomon in the order of the day-
    _________________

    Jerusalem or Israel? U.S. passport case is a constitutional tangle

    The Supreme Court takes up a seemingly simple dispute that raises thorny questions about the powers of the president and Congress.

    Reporting from Washington—
    The Supreme Court this week will take up the case of a 9-year-old boy born in Jerusalem to American parents who want their child’s passport to say his birthplace is in Israel.

    The State Department refused their request in keeping with long-standing American foreign policy against recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

    This seemingly narrow dispute over one word on a passport has put before the high court several broad questions that have long divided diplomats and constitutional scholars. Does the president have the “exclusive” power to recognize foreign governments and speak for the United States, or does Congress have a voice as well?

    And can the president essentially void an act of Congress by issuing a “signing statement” in which he refuses to enforce part of a law?

    Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky was born in a Jerusalem hospital on Oct. 17, 2002, and his American parents, Ari and Naomi, went to the U.S. Consulate asking to have his birthplace listed as “Jerusalem, Israel.” The consulate listed it as “Jerusalem.” Had their son been born in Tel Aviv, the parents could have had Israel listed as his birthplace.

    The U.S. policy of strict neutrality toward Jerusalem has long rankled many in Congress. During the 1980s and 1990s, Congress tried to force Presidents Reagan and Clinton to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but they refused.

    In September 2002, a month before Menachem’s birth, Congress passed another bill urging President George W. Bush to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem. A second provision said “for purposes of the registration of birth … or issuance of a passport of a United States citizen born in the city of Jerusalem, the secretary of State shall, upon request … record the place of birth as Israel.”

    Bush signed the bill into law but added a statement saying he would not abide by the provision on passports. It would “impermissibly interfere with the president’s constitutional authority to … speak for the nation in international affairs and determine the terms on which recognition is giving to foreign states,” the president said.

    Throughout his term, Bush issued hundreds of “signing statements” when he signed bills into law, as did his predecessors, most often declaring that he would not enforce a provision because it conflicted with his powers as president, legal experts said.

    On Monday, lawyers for President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will go before the high court to defend Bush’s view in the passport case. The president has “the exclusive power to recognize foreign sovereigns and … to determine the content of passports,” Solicitor Gen. Donald Verrilli Jr. said.

    Not so, counters Washington attorney Nathan Lewin on behalf of the parents. He contends that Congress passed a valid law giving the Zivotofkys a right to have Israel listed as their son’s birthplace. “The president may not effectively veto a law with a signing statement,” Lewin said.

    The case also confronts the court with a constitutional question about its own power. When the parents sued, a federal judge in Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed their claim on the grounds that it turned on a “political question.” The lower-court judges decided that the dispute over the status of Jerusalem must be resolved by Congress and the president, not by a court.

    Lewin objected on this issue as well. When “the rights of individual citizens” are at stake, it is “the court’s duty to determine the lawfulness of the government conduct,” he said in his appeal to the Supreme Court.

    The case to be heard Monday is called Zivotofsky vs. Clinton.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-court-jerusalem-20111107,0,3431021.story?track=rss

  • S

    where’s the investigative reporting on O?

    no research anywhere? what gives? regardless of a press that is in the bag for him…

    …this is absurd…his opposition better get their act together…

  • JanH

    Mrs. Smith
    November 7th, 2011 at 11:29 am
    Another conundrum for Hillary to solve. ALL eyes are upon this issue. The ramifications are horrific if the court rules against citizens. The wisdom of Solomon in the order of the day-
    _________________

    Jerusalem or Israel? U.S. passport case is a constitutional tangle

    ——————-
    Mrs. Smith,

    There is absolutely no way that obama will allow the Zivotofsky case to go anywhere but in the dumpster.

    For him to agree that this young man should have Jerusalem, Israel on his passport is to say that he and the U.S.A. believe that Jerusalem is indeed the capital of Israe.

    I’m sure his terrorist buddies will make sure this never happens.

  • NewMexicoFan

    You will never see this story in the main stream media. I wonder what O has on the media to make them so supportive. I am sure there are a number of movie stars, etc that would like to know the secret.

  • Shadowfax

    Barack Obama is gayer than Liberace, but you’ll never read about that on Politico — just as you’ll never read about him chain-smoking in the White House, his rampant drug abuse during his twenties and thirties, or the fact he got all Ds and Fs in college (produce his transcripts and prove me wrong on that one).

    Because Barack Obama is a Democrat, the agenda-driven media is as committed to promoting a heterosexual, scandal-free image for him, because this is what “journalists” are apparently trained to do for Democrats in school…and it’s expected for them to do if they wish to keep being employed as “journalists” in the Democrat public relations machine we call the media in this country.

    Someday, when the Left no longer needs Barack Obama to push the Left’s agenda, this protection will be gone and you’ll spend the last few decades of your life hearing all about Larry Sinclair, Kal Penn, Reggie Love, Man’s Country, Jeremiah Wright’s Down-Low Club, and the many men Barack Obama has been with through the years. I’m sure a great many books will be written on all of this and a great deal of money will be made by the media companies selling the scandal of it all to the public.

    —–

    I’m not gay, nor did I know what Down-Low meant, other than it being ‘private’…but ever since Larry Sinclair spoke up about Barry in the Limo I have always thought of him as a hen-pecked bisexual guy.
    This info makes sense to me about marrying a mean woman as cover and letting her think she is the Princess of the castle.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Mrs. Smith: We should All be nervous! Obama is nothing more than a predator and an opportunist enriching himself at the expense of the American People. He needs to be removed post haste. Unfortunately, it’s the REPUBLICANS dragging their feet in the HOUSE who have the responsibility to bring forth Impeachment proceedings. They have their own agenda, to Hell with the American people.
    ———————————————–
    Yes. And yes. And now this from Big Dawg. Get out your hankies.
    From the Office of Bill Clinton
    Dear fellow Democrat,
    Republicans are smart. They’re strategic. They’ve got a ton of money on their side (thanks to Karl Rove and his anonymous patrons). And if we don’t get wise to their plan – and quick – they’re going to remake America before we know it.
    snip
    The Republican plan is clear snip Pass your anti-worker, anti-woman, anti-progress agenda one state at a time and, pretty soon, it’s just like you managed to get it passed through Congress. Strip away civil rights in one state after another and, pretty soon, it’s like you’ve re-written the Constitution. Knock some Democrats out of the voting pool in a few critical states, and it could be enough to take the White House.
    I’ve seen their strategy work before. Make no mistake: if we don’t take action now, it could work for them again.

    That’s why I’m standing with the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the only organization solely focused on stopping the GOP’s plan to take over our country – one state at a time – by electing and protecting Democratic governors….
    www dot DemocraticGovernors.org/VoterProtect

    Interesting: the basic link is correct but it does not recognize the voterprotect page. Also, chair is Gov. O’Malley and the contribute page has the banner “Defeat extreme GOP governors”. Well I suppose in the DGA’s eyes, all GOP governors are extreme. It seems a bit like BIll’s letter is not in step with the existing organization.

    As to impeachment, I sent Boehner’s last request for money back with a banner stating just that – he was doing as Pelosi did with Bush and there will be no more money from me. I know I am foolish to hope, but I think someone in Boehner’s office does pay some attention. Boehner has just one office for all of the Ohio so it’s not like stuff is spread out all over.

  • Mrs. Smith

    HTA-

    yeah, well- Republicans think they can retake the WH.. and fwiw- Obama has other plans. He plans to win any way he can.. even if he needs to counterfeit voting results in every state to earn the electoral votes. Obama and Soros plan to relinquish our sovereignty to the Global Union declaring himself a World President. [sic] President of the New World Order- whatever he wants to call it…

  • jbstonesfan

    Per RCP, Obama approval at 3 month high.

  • Shadowfax

    Did anyone see the ‘press conference’ with Cain’s accuser?
    I missed part of it, that said what he did that so offended her, and she was fired?

  • Shadowfax

    Didn’t the Insider say Barry and Gang were going to bring up dirtyass stuff on any front runner?
    Time to get Larry Sinclair back in the picture and dig up Barry’s history.


    Herman Cain sexual harassment accuser breaks silence at Gloria Allred press conference
    Sharon Bialek is the first woman to be the face of the harassment scandal

    Sharon Bialek, a fourth woman accusing Cain of sexual harassment, went public on Monday in a press conference with celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred.

    Bialek, a mother of three that Allred introduced as a registered Republican, revealed her encounter with the Republican candidate in 1997 in which she says he crossed the line when she asked him for help getting a job after being let go from the National Restaurant Association’s educational foundation.

    “He put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals,” Bialek said. “He also grabbed my head and brought it to his crotch.”

    At that point, Bialek says, Cain justified his actions by saying, “You want a job, right?”

    Bialek, who did not file a lawsuit at the time and says she has no plans to do so, said she is coming forward now to give “a face and voice” to the other women who suffered similar sexual harassment.

    “Admit what you did,” Bialek said, addressing Cain. “Make this right”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/herman-cain-sexual-harassment-accuser-breaks-silence-gloria-allred-press-conference-article-1.973669#ixzz1d36r8iR2

  • Mrs. Smith

    Rasmussen? Are they? Could they be?
    _______

    Obama holds talks with NATO secretary; separate meeting Monday with Hillary Rodham Clinton

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is starting the week with a routine White House day highlighted by talks with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the secretary-general of NATO.

    Rasmussen recently hailed the alliance for successful completion of its mission in Libya, where longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi was located and killed and the nation is making a transition to a new form of government.

    Obama also meets with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and will complete his day with a campaign fund-raising event in the District of Columbia area. He’s likely also this week to push anew for congressional action on his nearly $500 million jobs program. A key component of that — aid for repairing the country’s infrastructure — was stalled in the Senate last week by minority Republicans.

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/133352038.html

  • Shadowfax

    Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter of Michael Jackson

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/11/07/dr-conrad-murray-found-guilty-manslaughter-michael-jackson/#ixzz1d4Larg2t

    ——–
    Good.
    He should no longer be able to practice as a Doctor and should have gotten more than 4 years.

    May the Jackson family sue this bastard for all he has.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Another dupe! Doesn’t Canterbury realize Obama intends using Martial Law denuding local and state cops of their authority? Idiot!
    _____________

    National Police Union Backs Eric Holder

    The nation’s largest police union sent out a recent letter of support for Obama Attorney General Eric Holder to Senator Patrick Leahy(D) days prior to Senate Judiciary Hearings on the Fast and Furious scandal scheduled for November 8th.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2011/11/04/national-police-union-backs-eric-holder/?fb_ref=fb_activity

  • admin

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4145266,00.html

    Microphones accidently left on after G20 meeting pick up private conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he ‘can’t stand’ Israeli premier. Obama: You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama that he could not “stand” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier “is a liar.”

    According to a Monday report in the French website “Arret sur Images,” after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to further discuss the matters of the day.

    The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington’s strong objection to the move.

    The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

    The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.

    The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press, who were still in possession of headsets provided by the Elysée for the sake of simultaneous translation during the G20 press conference.

    “By the time the (media) services at the Elysée realize it, it was on for at least three minutes,” one journalist told the website. Still, he said that reporters “did not have a chance to take advantage of this fluke.”

    The surprising lack of coverage may be explained by a report alleging that reporters present at the event were requested to sign an agreement to keep mum on the subject of the embarrassing comments.

  • Shadowfax

    I’m glad to see the Insider is slapping down Ulsterman’s targeting Hillary in Gun Runner fiasco:

    Ulsterman: What about the story that Hillary Clinton had a hand in Fast and Furious?
    Insider: What?
    Ulsterman:  There was a story or two out there implicating Hillary as being part of the scandal.  A direct part.
    Insider:  Bullsh-t.  Move on.
    Ulsterman:  You don’t believe there is a possibility of that?  It’s an international incident.  She heads up the State Department.  She—
    Insider:  I said move on.  Hillary will not be implicated in this.  That won’t happen. 
    Ulsterman:  What about Rahm Emanuel – could he have had knowledge of this plan?  He was White House Chief of Staff when it was implemented, right?  Wouldn’t that place him in the room when they were laying all of this out?  Including the connection between Obamacare, Fast and Furious, and gun control that you just laid out?
    Insider:  (Long pause – no response)
    Ulsterman:  Did you hear me?
    Insider:  I will say this just once  – so you need to really listen here.  Hillary Clinton will not be implicated.  Rahm Emanuel will not be implicated.  If you’re out there reading something about them being tied in with this mess…those stories are pushbacks – you understand?  They certainly have plenty of knowledge to implicate this administration, right?  So Jarrett and her crew are giving off little warnings to them to stand down – to shut up.  It’s typical bullsh-t.  Don’t fall for it.  Stay focused on Fast and Furious and the danger it poses to this administration.
    Ulsterman:  Hillary Clinton is still part of the administration.
    Insider:  If you want to continue with this line of questioning you will be doing it by yourself.  Permanently.
    Ulsterman:  Is Hillary Clinton assisting in the Fast and Furious investigation. Or Rahm Emanuel? 
    Insider: No comment.  Move on. 

  • nomobama

    I am seriously considering changing my party affiliation to Republican soon. I want to be able to vote in the Republican primary in Florida. Once I do this, and I am not 100% sure I will do so, I am not sure if or when I will change it back again. I don’t feel any allegiance to the Democrats anymore. I don’t want to register as independent either as party membership allows for voting in the primaries here. By the way, have you ever noticed that some of the most ardent and vociferous opponents of the Democratic party are its former members, especially its former liberals? Sorry if this might offend some of you, but the Democratic party is now very offensive to me, and I do not want to prop up their numbers in any way.

  • Shadowfax

    Nobama

    I am lucky, in CA we voted to have our primary for all candidates, no having to change parties to vote for any candidate.

    What ever candidate, what ever party gets Barack out is what counts.

    Unless a party holds up to it’s principles…a voter has no obligation to it. Maybe even our Hillary feels this way in not wanting to run in 2012?

  • Shadowfax

    Forgot the ‘mo’. In nomobama… 😆

  • moononpluto

    Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu ‘liar’ (Obama AGREES, Caught On Open Mic! Media covered it up)

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4145266,00.html

    The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”

    The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.

    The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press, who were still in possession of headsets provided by the Elysée for the sake of simultaneous translation during the G20 press conference.

    “By the time the (media) services at the Elysée realize it, it was on for at least three minutes,” one journalist told the website. Still, he said that reporters “did not have a chance to take advantage of this fluke.”

    The surprising lack of coverage may be explained by a report alleging that reporters present at the event were requested to sign an agreement to keep mum on the subject of the embarrassing comments.

    A member of the media confirmed Monday that “there were discussions between journalists and they agreed not to publish the comments due to the sensitivity of the issue.”

    Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu ‘liar’

    Microphones accidently left on after G20 meeting pick up private conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he ‘can’t stand’ Israeli premier. Obama: You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama that he could not “stand” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier “is a liar.”

    According to a Monday report in the French website “Arret sur Images,” after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to further discuss the matters of the day.

    The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington’s strong objection to the move.

  • moononpluto

    Witness says Cain accuser hugged him during Tea Party meeting a month ago

    The Cain Encounter …

    They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.

    She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear.

    She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying “Uh, huh. Uh, huh.”

    Huh?

    “I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said the Sneed source.

    ◆The “he”… is GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women.

    ◆The “she”… is Chicagoan Sharon Bialek, who held a news conference Tuesday as the only woman to PUBLICLY accuse Cain of sexual harassment.

    ◆The Sneed source … is WIND radio co-host Amy Jacobson, who tells Sneed she witnessed the Cain/Bialek encounter a month ago while backstage at the AM 560 WIND sponsored TeaCon meeting in Schaumburg Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

    ◆Quoth Jacobson: “I had turned on TV to find out who was Cain’s accuser, and I almost fell over when I saw it was Sharon Bialek accusing Cain of groping her genitals.”

    “I was waiting for Herman Cain’s ‘Accuser No. 4’ to surface — and up pops Sharon!”

    “I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked.”

    “I recall Sharon was hell bent on going backstage at the TeaCon convention — where she cornered him,” said Jacobson.

    “I was surprised to hear she claims she did not know Cain was going to be there. Cain was expected and was late.”

    Bialek told the media on Monday: “I went up to him and asked him if he remembered me. I wanted to see if he would be man enough to own up to what he had done 14 years ago.”

    ◆The encounter: “It looked sort of flirtatious,” said Jacobson. “I mean they were hugging. But she could have been giving him the kiss of death for all I know. I had no idea what they were talking about, but she was inches from his ear.”

    ◆The introduction: “It all began when I took a convention break and joined my pals at the hotel bar. Sharon was drinking Mimosas with them. She said she was a Republican, a Tea Party member, had once dated [White Sox sports announcer’ Steve Stone] and had worked at WGN radio.”

    ◆The rendezvous: Sharon also said she was anxious to meet Cain again and had once gone to an afterparty with him and her boyfriend years ago. But she never mentioned he had sexually harassed her.”

    ◆The upshot: Bialek has since applied for employment in sales at WIND radio and is scheduled for a second interview Thursday.

    So it goes.

    ………………………………….

    Weird behaviour from this Bialek woman from someone claiming harrassment.

    http://www.suntimes.com/8592168-417/sneed-witness-says-cain-accuser-hugged-him-during-tea-party-meeting-a-month-ago.html

  • moononpluto

    Daley Sidelined…..i guess Jarrett got her way.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/role-of-white-house-chief-of-staff-daley-changing/

    Coming off a difficult Summer for President Obama and headed into what is shaping up to be a difficult re-election season, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s role at the White House is changing, sources told ABC News, with senior adviser Pete Rouse assuming an expanded operational and coordination role with White House staff akin to that of a chief operating officer.

    White House officials denied that this was in any way a demotion for Daley, insisting that several weeks ago Daley had asked Rouse, a top aide to the president since his election to the Senate in 2004, to expand his role by helping the West Wing run more smoothly, making it more effective and efficient.

    Daley made the announcement at a White House staff meeting on Monday.

    “As a lot of you know, I’ve asked Pete to take on a greater operational role,” Daley said, according to one attendee, who said Daley described Rouse’s role as that of a “chief operational officer.”

    Rouse had been assuming this expanded role for several weeks, and Daley decided to make it official Monday, a source said. This does not mean that Rouse will assume responsibility for running day to day operations at the White House, the source said, insisting that Daley would continue to run the 7:30 a.m. meeting for top senior staff, the 8:15 a.m. expanded senior staff meeting and all meetings when President Obama meets with his senior advisers.

    Rouse will oversee and crack the whip on internal communications and operations, the source said.

    Coming out of a difficult summer for President Obama and the White House, the president felt that White House operations needed to improve, so Daley set out to try to do that, the source said. So many quickly-developing issues required someone to better monitor how the White House handles each one, making sure that responsibilities are delegated and every division within the White House — the national security staff, communications, the economic team — is keeping all the others informed.

    The value in having Rouse assume responsibility for this, sources said, is that Rouse is regarded as a master of operations — smart, effective and low key.

    A former vice chairman at JPMorgan Chase, Daley was picked to replace former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who is now the mayor of Chicago, in January. At the time, Rouse had been serving as interim chief of staff. Rouse, the former aide to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-SD, was once known on Capitol Hill as the “101st senator” and is intensely beloved within the West Wing.

    Daley was heralded as having skills that could help President Obama, namely ties to the business community, and an ability to work with Republicans as seen during his days as President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Commerce. Those relationships have remained rocky, and Daley vented about some of his frustrations in an interview at the end of October with Politico’s Roger Simon.

    “It’s been a brutal three years,” Daley said. “It’s been a very, very difficult three years, an incredible three years. And we are doing all this under the overhang of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. F—k! It wasn’t like all this was happening in good times.”

    Daley said that “on the domestic side, both Democrats and Republicans have really made it very difficult for the president to be anything like a chief executive. This has led to a kind of frustration.”

    The story of Daley’s new role was first reported this evening by the Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Uh oh, Pete Rouse, the “fixer”. Bad news guy who was responsible for a lot of Sarah Palin’s woes.

  • turndownobama

    Obama and Soros plan to relinquish our sovereignty to the Global Union declaring himself a World President. [sic] President of the New World Order- whatever he wants to call it…

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

    Can you tell us the target date for this, or is it classified?


    “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.”
    –Hannah Arendt, “Origins of Totalitarianism”

  • turndownobama

    Gloria Allred is nothing but an media chasing, ambulance chasing, sewerdweller. She is nothing more than a DNC hack who is doing the dirty deed for her puppetmasters.

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

    More likely getting tabloid money. DNC maybe: attacking Weiner would fit. But she was a HIllary delegate wasn’t she, and made a fuss on the right side then.

  • turndownobama

    Fans of G.K. Chesterton might be interested in this paper which describes resemblences between his ideas and those of the anti-Communist Hannah Arendt.

    Economically, both defend genuine privately owned property against either capitalist monopoly or socialist control and offer a critique of the eclipse of both private and public life by an unlimited desire for the accumulation of wealth driven by an ‘unnaturally natural’ dynamism which overruns humanly established boundaries and stable structures.

    http://www.angelfire.com/folk/richardjgill/introduction.html

  • turndownobama


    But Solyndra’s failure was actually caused by technological success: the price of solar panels is dropping fast, and Solyndra couldn’t keep up with the competition. In fact, progress in solar panels has been so dramatic and sustained that, as a blog post at Scientific American put it, “there’s now frequent talk of a ‘Moore’s law’ in solar energy,” with prices adjusted for inflation falling around 7 percent a year.

    This has already led to rapid growth in solar installations, but even more change may be just around the corner. If the downward trend continues — and if anything it seems to be accelerating — we’re just a few years from the point at which electricity from solar panels becomes cheaper than electricity generated by burning coal.

    And if we priced coal-fired power right, taking into account the huge health and other costs it imposes, it’s likely that we would already have passed that tipping point.

    But will our political system delay the energy transformation now within reach?

    Let’s face it: a large part of our political class, including essentially the entire G.O.P., is deeply invested in an energy sector dominated by fossil fuels, and actively hostile to alternatives. This political class will do everything it can to ensure subsidies for the extraction and use of fossil fuels, directly with taxpayers’ money and indirectly by letting the industry off the hook for environmental costs, while ridiculing technologies like solar.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/opinion/krugman-here-comes-solar-energy.html?_r=1

  • holdthemaccountable

    I think HRC is on PBS tonight: https://www.facebook.com/WomenWarPeace

  • Mormaer

    moononpluto
    November 8th, 2011 at 5:42 am
    Daley Sidelined…..i guess Jarrett got her way.

    Fast and Furious hearing with Holder this morning and they have to have a diversion. What better than to humiliate the CoS who is an enemy and turn him into a whipping boy all at the same time.

  • Mrs. Smith

    First look at Bill Clinton’s new book today-

    “Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy”…
    …..

    Had it sent to my e-book this morning. Will have a good sense of it while waiting for the car to be serviced.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Thanks for the heads up- HTA

    will the tv to record it-

  • Mrs. Smith

    ha- if I could “will” the tv to record it.. I would. For now, I’m happy to so set the ‘echo’ feature to do it!

  • holdthemaccountable

    Mrs. Smith, please double check schedule. For one thing, I don’t know how much time is devoted to HRC, and as I check further and find this link below, I’m no longer certain, and I believe it is true that different PBS stations may air things at other times. Here’s the further info on content:

    Women, War & Peace Series on PBS | The Reporter’s Notebook

    In this new age of war and conflict–unlike any time in recent history–the primary targets for bloodshed, injury and death are not soldiers in uniforms; they are women and their children.

    Violence and intimidation against civilians in Africa, South Asia, the Balkans and Latin America have transformed much of what we have thought of as war. The stories of both the survivors and the brave and determined women who are forcing their way into the peacemaking process are the most under-reported stories in the world.

    Increasingly documentary filmmakers—many of them women—are telling these stories.

    Pamela Hogan is the executive producer of Fork Films. She has been at the forefront of the Wide Angle series on PBS and produced 70 hours of films in 50 countries, many of them on them on the subject of oppression of women. She is one of three executive producers of the five-part series Women, War and Peace. This Tuesday, November 1st, their film, The War We Are Living, will premiere on PBS at 10 PM ET.

    http://reportersnotebook.journalism.cuny.edu/2011/11/01/an-interview-with-pamela-hogan/

  • Mrs. Smith

    Microphones accidently left on after G20 meeting pick up private conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he ‘can’t stand’ Israeli premier. Obama: You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told US President Barack Obama that he could not “stand” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he thinks the Israeli premier “is a liar.”

    According to a Monday report in the French website “Arret sur Images,” after facing reporters for a G20 press conference on Thursday, the two presidents retired to a private room, to further discuss the matters of the day.

    The conversation apparently began with President Obama criticizing Sarkozy for not having warned him that France would be voting in favor of the Palestinian membership bid in UNESCO despite Washington’s strong objection to the move.
    ________________

    But does Obama realize Sarkozy hates him more than ever, after the Obamas publicly made fun of him and his wife after seeing photos of them with their new baby?

    Looks like Sarkozy set Obama up, getting him on record as having a negatively biased opinion of Bibi when talking about Israel. Why would Obama be pro-Muslim? 🙄

  • moononpluto

    http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=9b6937d5e931a0b792d258d9b32d21a8

    live webcast at link

    OFFICIAL HEARING NOTICE / WITNESS LIST:

    October 31, 2011

    NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING

    The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice” for Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

    By order of the Chairman.

    Witness List

    Hearing before the
    Senate Committee on the Judiciary

    On

    “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice”

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011
    Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
    10:00 a.m.

    The Dishonorable Eric H. Holder Jr.
    Attorney General
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Washington, DC

  • Betty

    I heard something in passing this morning that I can’t hardly believe. Agent Terry was only allowed to carry a bean bag gun, while Holder was using resources provided by the American people to supply his opponents, the Mexican drug dealers, with semi automatic guns?

    Can this be true?

    If it is Holder should be hung. Really, I mean it, hung from the highest tree.

  • nomobama

    It is true about the bean bag guns. That’s nice to know, isn’t it? It disgusts me.

  • moononpluto

    urgh Leahy is making the room smell by basically getting down on his knees and blowing Holder.

  • gonzotx

    I just saw Bill Clinton on the Today show dissing the Tea Party and praising the Fool in the WH. It really was disgusting and I am having a hard time continuing my love affair with BC.Really hard.

  • nomobama

    About Gloria Allred… she indeed is a media whore in the way that she inserts herself in a story. During the Democratic primaries, she came out as a Hillary “supporter”, even using the “duct tape over mouth antics” at the convention to show her “disgust” over the treatment of Hillary at the convention (which was more of a “look at me moment” than anything else). The records show that she gave the Hillary Clinton campaign $1000 dollars, but in her faux “disgust”, somehow managed to give the Obama campaign the maximum $2300 dollars. She is a phony to whom I refuse to listen.

  • nomobama

    gonzotx, I am with you on this even if some here take it a bit personally. Dissing the tea party is dissing me, and I don’t appreciate that coming from someone I voted for twice. Propping up the Big Zero is a definite no-no. He needs to wisn up on that score regardless of whatever political game he MAY be playing.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Betty re Holder. FWIW
    Over 30 Lawmakers Call for Holder’s Resignation – Fox News Video –
    Nov 3, 2011
    – 4:02 –
    Rep. Broun: It’s ‘blatantly evident’ that law was broken
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/1256556714001/over-30-lawmakers-call-for-holders-resignation/?playlist_id=87937

  • nomobama

    I anxiously wait for Holder to resign. I think it will eventually have to happen, and the sooner the better for anyone that wants to see the same for BO.

  • jbstonesfan

    Truly disgusting comments by Sarkozy and Obama.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Re Big Dawg, I’m going to have to tell my mailing list how disgusted I am that Bill would go out of his way to help the very same Democrats who went after him and his wife as viciously as they during 2008 [racist, murderess, death wish carrier) … and for the first two years of the ensuing presidency, worked behind closed doors with the exclusion of all Republicans from the process to continue thwarting the will of the people.

    And we thought his book was going to help the Republic of the United States of America. 🙁

  • rgb44hrc

    Leanora
    November 5th, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Zuccotti Park has become so overrun by sexual predators attacking women in the night that organizers felt compelled to set up a female-only sleeping tent yesterday to keep the sickos away.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&

    Leanora:

    Thanks for covering Zuccotti Park / Occupy Whatever.

    I mentioned a week or so ago that I work right across the street (so technically, I’m “occupying Wall St.”), and I read the signs at lunch.

    I talked to the street theater guy in the gas mask this past Friday. He was the one interviewed on Conan’s last NYC show by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Triumph as always was extremely acerbic and extremely funny. The street theater guy was not aware that he had bee on national television, so it was cool to tell him. I guess camping out means not having tv.

    During the day there’s lots of activity at Zuccotti Park, but I have no idea what goes on at 3am. (Neither does Obama.)

    &&&&&&
    In Leanora’s link, I saw this at the bottom:

    Yesterday, former Mayor Giuliani said President Obama must take responsibility for the very dangerous OWS movement.

    Barack Obama owns the Occupy Wall Street movement; it would not have happened but for his class warfare, Giuliani told the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation summit in DC.

  • rgb44hrc

    Mrs. Smith
    November 8th, 2011 at 9:13 am
    Microphones accidently left on after G20 meeting pick up private conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he ‘can’t stand’ Israeli premier. Obama: You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!
    &&&&&&&&&

    How stupid do you have to be to be caught with an “open mic” faux pas? Seems to be a problem with idiot presidents (Bush, Obama).

    Obama: “Gee, I had no idea people could hear what I say, or read my lips…”.

    and yet profession football coaches cover their mouths with play charts so they don’t telegraph what they are saying. If Obama is such a big sports nut, why doesn’t he know about something so basic. A true doofus.

  • JanH

    jbstonesfan
    November 8th, 2011 at 10:36 am
    Truly disgusting comments by Sarkozy and Obama.

    ————-
    Honestly, I pretty much just laughed when I read their comments.

    Do they really think that Bibi has any respect for those two idiot lemmings either?

    I can pretty much guarantee that if there was an open mike put in front of the other world leaders, their comments about bambi would not only be insulting but disgusting as well.

  • Vcal

    HILLARY is LIVE on Aids at the US Dep of State site! She sonds and looks great as always!

  • JanH

    In Arab Spring speech, Clinton defends U.S. stance on Syria, Bahrain

    By Karen DeYoung
    November 7, 2011

    The Obama administration’s decision to not intervene in Syria and Bahrain stems from a variety of factors, including the perceived risk to U.S. forces, the imperatives of the fight against al-Qaeda, and the need to defend American allies and to keep foreign oil supplies flowing, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday night.

    “Situations vary dramatically from country to country,” Clinton said in a speech to the National Democratic Institute in Washington, according to her prepared remarks. “It would be foolish to take a one-size-fits-all approach and barrel forward regardless of circumstances on the ground.”

    “We’ll always have to walk and chew gum at the same time,” she said.

    Clinton said the United States would continue to support transitions to democracy. But it was fair to ask, she said, “Why does America promote democracy one way in some countries and another way in others?”

    The administration’s Middle East policy has been criticized as inconsistent and sometimes timid. Republicans have blasted President Obama for what they have portrayed as “leading from behind” in Libya. Many Arabs, meanwhile, have questioned why the United States has called for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, after months of violent attacks against anti-government demonstrators, while adopting a more measured tone about government repression in Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy’s 5th Fleet.

    Clinton said Monday that the U.S. decision to participate in a seven-month air campaign in Libya that decimated Moammar Gaddafi’s military was made because dozens of NATO and Arab countries banded together “to protect civilians and help people liberate their country without a single American life lost.”

    “In other cases,” she said, “to achieve that same goal, we would have to act alone, at a much greater cost, with far greater risks and perhaps even with troops on the ground.”

    In Syria, where Assad has sent security forces to fire on demonstrators and ignored calls from the United States and other nations to step down, the Obama administration has resisted calls for direct intervention.

    “Our choices also reflect other interests in the region with a real impact on Americans’ lives — including our fight against al-Qaeda; defense of our allies; and a secure supply of energy,” Clinton said. “There will be times when not all of our interests align . . . that is just reality,” she said.

    “That is our challenge in a country like Bahrain,” she said. There, the ruling monarchy has cracked down on Shiite protesters who it says are promoted by Iran.

    Both she and Obama, Clinton said, have reiterated that “mass arrests and brute force are at odds with the universal rights of Bahrain’s citizens and will not make legitimate calls for reform go away.”

    In neighboring Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest oil producers and a key counterterrorism ally, “we have had candid conversations . . . about our view that democratic advancement is not just possible but a necessary part of preparing for the future,” she said.

    In Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began late last year and an Islamist party recently won elections, “what parties call themselves is less important than what they do,” Clinton said.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-defends-us-stance-on-syria-bahrain/2011/11/07/gIQAsAJ9xM_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage

  • JanH

    11/07/2011

    Hey, isn’t that . . .?: The Clintons

    By The Reliable Source

    Bill and Hillary Clinton at the Sidwell-Maret football game on Saturday afternoon at the Duke Ellington field — but rooting for nephew Zach Rodham on the Maret team, instead of Chelsea’s alma mater. (She and husband Marc Mezvinsky also checked out the game.) The casually dressed former first couple (she in slacks and sunglasses, he in a leather jacket, cowboy boots, American flag sweater) mingled with the crowd and snapped photos; left in the third quarter by the time Maret’s 42-0 victory was fairly obvious.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/hey-isnt-that—-the-clintons/2011/11/07/gIQATEFvvM_blog.html?wprss=reliable-source

  • JanH

    jbstonesfan,

    It goes much farther than bambi opening his mouth and inserting his foot in it. The U.S. media may want to protect their messiah/anti-christ but…

    ————-
    Barack Obama’s Israel-bashing is an embarrassment for the leader of the free world

    By Nile Gardiner
    November 8th, 2011

    The White House likes to portray President Obama as a staunch supporter of Israel, and is always quick to defend him against the charge that he has weakened US support for America’s closest ally in the Middle East. The reality, however, is very different from the Pennsylvania Avenue spin. As I’ve noted in previous pieces, the Obama administration has a striking track record of insulting Israel, and the relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his US counterpart has been unremittingly tense. And after his latest bout of foreign folly, the image of Barack Obama as an Israel-basher will be even further entrenched.

    Thanks to an article by French news site Arrêt sur Images, Obama’s distinctly unflattering impression of Israel’s leader is plain for all to see. According to the French piece, reported here by Israeli media outlet Ynetnews, the French and US presidents both sneered at Mr. Netanyahu in a private meeting at the G-20, while their microphones were still on, audible to journalists:

    The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!” The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.

    The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press, who were still in possession of headsets provided by the Elyse for the sake of simultaneous translation during the G20 press conference.

    “By the time the (media) services at the Elysée realize it, it was on for at least three minutes,” one journalist told the website.

    You expect this kind of double talk from the Elysée Palace. Witness the brutal knifing in the back of the United States by Jacques Chirac’s administration over the Iraq War as a prime example. But you expect a far higher standard from the US president when he is describing the leader of a close American partner. It demonstrates not only a lack of judgment, but also a disregard for traditional American alliances, something we have seen on numerous occasions with his administration’s treatment of Great Britain. While the Obama presidency has moved with the speed of a tortoise in condemning the beating and killing of political protesters in places like Iran and Syria, it has pounced with panther-like agility in condemning every move Israel makes to build more settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank, as though Israel’s desire to build more homes for its own people is an affront to civilisation. The White House’s rapid condemnation of the Israelis last week was a case in point.

    In the meantime, Iran, a rogue state that threatens to wipe Israel off the map, is now agonosingly close to building a nuclear bomb, less than three years after President Obama extended the hand of friendship to Tehran. There is something monumentally rotten about a Carter-esque foreign policy that rewards enemies while giving allies a boot in the face. The president’s shameless mocking of a major friend of the United States whose nation faces the biggest threat in its history, is an embarrassment for the leader of the free world and hardly an example of “smart power”.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100115203/barack-obama%E2%80%99s-israel-bashing-is-an-embarrassment-for-the-leader-of-the-free-world/

  • JanH

    While I may not like what he has to say about the Tea Party, his economic ideas have merit…

    11/07/2011

    Clinton does what Obama hasn’t on economy

    By Carter Eskew

    Bill Clinton is like the boy in the classroom who always has his hand up, waving it urgently with the answer. He’ll give it to you whether you call on him or not. His latest answer is on the economy; he is releasing a new book, “Back to Work,” on Tuesday.

    Critics are already focusing on Clinton’s minor criticisms of President Obama and the repeated propensity of the ex-president to insert himself in the political drama, upstaging other actors, which is a more legitimate point.

    Early reads of the book say that Clinton wonders why Obama didn’t get the debt ceiling fight out of the way when he controlled Congress, he bemoans the lack of credit Obama receives for programs that have actually helped people on things such as mortgage relief and student loans, and he offers around 25 programmatic prescriptions to put America back to work.

    My guess is that all of his ideas are interesting and that they all poll extremely well. As president, Clinton was a master at consolidating a bunch of smaller ideas into a larger narrative of responsibility and opportunity.

    It seems Clinton has been bursting with frustration at Obama’s inability to help define the future for Americans. This book is him saying, “I’ll do it myself.” Like Marlon Brando in the opening sequence of the first Godfather movie where he listens with increasing exasperation to his godson, the singer Johnny Fontaine, whine about his career being unfairly derailed by the entertainment mob, Bill Clinton has had enough. “What can I do, Godfather,” Johnny wails. Finally, the godfather, who thinks his godson is weak and has squandered his talents, leaps from his chair and slaps Johnny. “I’ll tell you what you can do. You can act like a man.”

    So Bill Clinton is the Democrats’ Godfather, a reminder of powerful success that looms over Obama and can’t help but make him look smaller. But, as usual, Clinton has identified the problem, hasn’t he? Obama has been woefully inarticulate about leading Americans through a rhetorical journey that helps them grasp why we are in this mess and offers a plan to get out of it.

    No one understands this failure. How can the same president who gave us the autobiography, Dreams from My Father, and his speech on race and after his Iowa primary night victory — all examples of rhetoric that educates and inspires — have never given a clear, compelling narrative about the state of the American economy and the way forward? (This year’s State of the Union Address is the closest he’s come, and he basically dropped its promising themes.) He’s had repeated chances; the debt ceiling debacle being the most obvious.

    It is understandable that the president might believe that great rhetoric is no match for bad luck and poor results and is no sword with which to slay the Republicans’ gleeful intransigence. He has a right to whine about all that. But do it in private. Take a page from Nixon and talk to former presidents’ portraits. In public, it’s time to follow the Godfather’s advice and act like a man.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-insiders/post/clinton-does-what-obama-hasnt-on-economy/2011/11/07/gIQAHlcbvM_blog.html

  • moononpluto

    Attorney General Eric Holder says his staff did not pass along memos indicating where the buck stops.

    ……………………….

    seriously, thats his defence?

  • moononpluto

    Cain accuser lives in same building as Axelrod, lol.

    Martha MacCallum, FOX News: “One of the things is that you lived at a 505 North Lake Shore Drive apartment, right? This is the same building, it happens to be the same building David Axelrod lives in. Do you know David Axelrod? Ever have any interaction with him at all?

    Sharon Bialek, Cain accuser: “I saw him in the gym. I mean — everybody nods to each other. It is friendly building but I never had any interaction with him.”

  • Betty

    holdthemaccountable
    November 8th, 2011 at 10:22 am
    Betty re Holder. FWIW
    Over 30 Lawmakers Call for Holder’s Resignation – Fox News Video –
    Thank you for trying to hunt the referece up. But, that is not who I saw this morning. Though the person I saw must have been on Fox because that is the only news by brother watches. It was a rugged looking man in rough clothing and it was over before I really realized what he might have been saying. I can’t hardly believe I heard correctly.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I agree, jbstonesfan.

    I hope Bibi helps them eat their words.

  • jeswezey

    nomobama – Shadowfax

    My answer to your concerns about voting in the R primaries is that you can do more damage to Waffles when it counts most, by voting in the D primaries, provided there is the possibility of voting “uncommitted”, which there usually is, or the possibility of writing in HRC’s name or that of a ‘favorite son’ (or daughter).

    I don’t know if the uncommitted/ write-in possibilities are the same in caucus states. It would seem that they are.

    The point is, that there is no point having an election if there is only one candidate – sounds like a Soviet practice or the Iraq of Saddam Hussein. There must be some way of expressing a vote against the candidate. Maybe just not filling in the ballot?

    In France, there is no possibility of write-in votes, which are considered invalid, but “blank” votes are counted, recorded and published – however, they are not tallied for the final count, so there is always a majority but 1 or 2% of blank votes expressing displeasure with the choice.

    Anyway, it seems to me that, if you have difficulty voting R or do not have a particular R candidate that you favor, your best bet before the general is to go “write-in” or “uncommitted” in the D primaries, to send a clearer message.

  • Mrs. Smith

    The Obama/Sarkozy flap is going viral on drudge..

  • turndownobama

    , your best bet before the general is to go “write-in” or “uncommitted” in the D primaries, to send a clearer message.

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

    Yes, and if you happen to get called by some pollster who is calling registered Dems, you can tell him some ‘Dems’ don’t like Obama!

  • turndownobama

    In Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began late last year and an Islamist party recently won elections, “what parties call themselves is less important than what they do,” Clinton said.

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

    Yep, good for her. Actions not words.

  • JanH

    Hillary Clinton calls for ‘AIDS-free generation’

    By Rob Stein
    Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday called on the world to work toward creating the first “AIDS-free generation” by using antiviral drugs, condoms, circumcision and other approaches to stem the spread of HIV.

    In a highly promoted speech at the National Institutes of Health, Clinton said scientific advances led by the United States have provided the tools necessary to minimize the spread of the deadly virus.

    “We have a chance to give countless lives and futures to millions of people who are alive today, but, equally if not profoundly, more importantly to an entire new generation yet to be born,” Clinton said during her 30-minute speech.

    “The goal of an AIDS-free generation is ambitious, but it is possible,” Clinton said. “An AIDS-free generation would be one of the greatest gifts the United States could give to our collective future.”

    The speech was immediately hailed by public health advocates.

    “It’s very encouraging to see the U.S. government wanting to turn the latest HIV/AIDS science into policies that will save lives while beginning to reverse the epidemic,” said Unni Karunakara of Doctors Without Borders. “Now is the time for bold action in order to get ahead of the wave of new HIV infections.”

    Since the deadly pandemic began 30 years ago, more than 60 million people have been infected with HIV worldwide and more than 30 million have died. An estimated 34 million people are currently living with the virus. About 2.6 million people get infected each year, but the number of infections and deaths have been falling.

    In addition to older approaches such as condoms and the distribution of clean needles to drug addicts, recent research has shown that antiviral drugs can prevent infected mothers from spreading the virus to their children. Last year alone, more than 114,000 mother-to-child transmissions were prevented, Clinton said.

    “Today, one in seven new infections occurs when a mother passes the virus to a child,” Clinton said. “We can get that number to zero.”

    The development of an effective vaccine remains one of the most frustratingly elusive goals in medicine. But more recently, studies have shown that male circumcision can reduce the risk of heterosexual men spreading the virus by 60 percent. More than 1 million men have been voluntarily circumcised worldwide since 2007, Clinton said.

    Even more recently, antiviral drugs have clearly been shown capable of protecting men having sex with other men and heterosexual partners of infected people.

    “We now know if you treat a person living with HIV effectively you reduce the risk of transmission to a partner by 96 percent,” Clinton said.

    Mathematical models show these strategies, taken together, could significantly reduce the spread of the virus by another 40 percent to 60 percent, she said.

    “We will be on a path towards an AIDS-free generation,” she said, noting the U.S. government would commit an additional $60 million to scale up efforts in four subsaharan African countries.

    “I want to challenge other donors to join this effort,” she said.

    In June, the United Nations General Assembly called for providing prevention treatment and care to 15 million people in low and moderate income countries by 2015. Only about 6 million currently are receiving therapy.

    Experts estimate as much as $26 billion annually will be needed by 2015, and perhaps $35 billion a year by 2031. Currently, about $16 billion is being spent. And the amount of spending has been dropping worldwide.

    The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), created by George W. Bush in 2003 and expanded by President Obama, spent $6.7 billion last year on AIDS treatment and prevention. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a free-standing institution in Geneva that gets money from rich countries, spent $1.6 billion.

    The key to bringing treatment to more people in the developing world has been the sharp drop in the cost of antiviral drugs in the past 15 years, Clinton said. The cost of treating one person has dropped from about $1,100 a person in 2004 to about $335 a person today, Clinton said.

    “In these difficult budget times, we have to remember that investing in our future is the smartest investment we can make,” she said.

    Clinton also announced that television talk show host Ellen DeGeneres had been appointed as the new Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/hillary-clinton-calls-for-aids-free-generation/2011/11/08/gIQA6LjF1M_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage

  • moononpluto

    Now i know Obama is screwed…..

    Rasmussen : California: Obama 45%, Generic Republican 41%…

  • NewMexicoFan

    When in CA had a few discussions with young people. One said her parent has gone from Dem to Rep to Ind. The other young person did not know who they would vote for this time around 2012. She had obviously voted for O.

  • moononpluto

    Berlusconi is resigning per the Italian President 5 mins ago.

  • JanH

    OBAMA SITCOM: WHERE’s THE LAFF TRACK?!

    MICHAEL GLYNN
    NATIONAL ENQUIRER

    A former speech­writer for President OBAMA has sold a sitcom about a dysfunc­tional first family – based on his ex-boss!

    The show from ex-Oval Office staffer Jon Lovett is titled “1600 Penn,” and its fictional first couple bears a striking resemblance to Barack and Michelle Obama, TV insiders say.

    “I’m sure that the Obamas are going to be watching out for the show’s pilot pretty closely,” said a Washington pal of Lovett, 29.

    “The last thing they want is to come off looking like buffoons!”

    But Hollywood sources saytheir worst fears may be realized since “1600 Penn” plays like the hot comedy “Modern Family” – an Obama family favorite – set on Capitol Hill.

    “It features a put-upon president who can’t seem to catch a break,” a TV industry exec told The ENQUIRER.

    “He’s earnest but hapless, while his wife is a Type-A personality who wants to be seen as an Everywoman but secretly adores fancy clothes and expensive vacations.

    “It sounds like it’s ripped right out of the headlines.”

    Lovett wrote most of the jokes for President Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner remarks and was named the city’s Funniest Celebrity by Washington D.C.’s Improv comedy club last year.

    He helped pen Obama’s speeches on financial reform before quitting the White House this summer and heading to Hollywood, where NBC bought his “1600 Penn” pilot.

    As The ENQUIRER reported recently, the Obamas’ daughters – Sasha, 10, and Malia, 13 – are so crazy about “Modern Family” that they’ve begged their mom to let them guest-star.

    “The irony is that President Obama probably never dreamed that he and the first lady would become the subjects of their own ‘Modern Family,’” laughed the insider. “Now, they will!”

    http://www.nationalenquirer.com/obama-sitcom-not-laughing-1600-penn

  • JanH

    I can see that sitcom as being a modern day Archie Bunker with meme’s character playing the female version of Archie and bambi’s character playing the male version of Edith.

  • nomobama

    I read that Bill Clinton said that presidents should be able to run for more than two terms in office with the third term only happening after a hiatus of a certain prescribed length. This would be another area of disagreement that I have with him.

  • jbstonesfan

    Bibi, love him or hate him, has been correct on Iran all along as evidenced by the latest report that Iran is on the threshold of secretly developing nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, without strong US military assistance/support, Israel may be unable to unilaterally strike Iran’s numerous nuclear sites. Thus, it is not if, but when does Iran become nuclear. I think the only chance Israel has is to act before the election as Obama would reluctantly have to support much like the UN veto.

  • Shadowfax

    jeswezey
    November 8th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    nomobama – Shadowfax

    My answer to your concerns about voting in the R primaries is that you can do more damage to Waffles when it counts most, by voting in the D primaries, provided there is the possibility of voting “uncommitted”, which there usually is, or the possibility of writing in HRC’s name or that of a ‘favorite son’ (or daughter).

    ——
    In my case, I can vote for anyone running in the Primary, R, D or I along with all other CA voters. We no longer have to vote D if we are registered D.

    Write-ins can be a problem in many states, not recognized and might as well not vote.

    I really don’t mind so much this time about voting for one party or the other, just terrible that I have to vote for someone I don’t like at all just to get Barry out. I did it for McPalin, so I can do it more easily this time.

  • jeswezey

    Shadowfax: “Write-ins can be a problem in many states, not recognized and might as well not vote.”
    ******
    But is that the case in your state?

    Or do you have the possibility of voting “uncommitted”?

    I clearly recall that “uncommitted” was a possibility on the 2008 Michigan ballot and that it is a valid vote. Harold Ickes made that point at the May 31 RBC meeting, which handed all the “uncommitted” votes to Waffles anyway, even though exit polls indicated that only 30% of the uncommitted would have gone to Waffles.

    In any case, there was no question, even in Ickes mind, that some of the uncommitted should have gone to HRC, because her name was on the ballot and people would not have voted “uncommitted” if they meant to vote for her.

    Following this same reasoning, as Waffles’ name will be on the ballot this time around, an “uncommitted” vote cannot be counted for him.

    My point is that your vote will have greater impact against Waffles if you vote against him, one way or the other, in the D primary rather than trying to weigh in on the R primary where your voice will not be heard.

  • moononpluto

    Polls have closed in Virginia…will the republicans take complete control of Virginia by capturing the state senate?

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