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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"

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Jokers Wild – Occupy Wall Street, South Carolina Race-Baiters, And What Happens When The Captain Is A Boob

Update: Clear the decks! “CNN reports Perry to drop out today and will endorse Gingrich.” Good news for Newtie, right? Well yes, and just in time because “it has come to this”: Newt Gingrich’s ex-mistress/later to be wife/later replaced by the new mistress/wife is indignant and attacking her Newtie in an ABC interview.

Meanwhile “Gingrich blasts ABC for airing interview with ex-wife as ABC starts drip strategy“. Oy vey! As members of the now dead Democratic Party of FDR/Hillary Clinton we are interested in job performance and experience not the personal love lives of politicians and their mistresses and wives.

However, at some point someone has to ask Newtie why he impeached Bill Clinton’s penis when he was doing the same thing. Oh, right, yeah, it wasn’t about sex it was about the nonexistent perjury or the nonexistent lying or something.

Everything old is new again. Newt Gingrich has to explain his Clenis fixation as Speaker and why he did what he did while knowing what he was doing privately – in the same manner that Mitt Romney has to explain Bain and why he is so dull a personality. This is called vetting. [By the way, did you know that Bain executives contributed more to Obama Dimocrats than Republicans in the last 6 years?]

Of course we can all agree that Barack Obama was never vetted and the country continues to suffer daily from that (continuing) Big Media protection of the Boob. Speaking of Boobs, Jimmy Carter has joined the race-baiting hordes of Obama race-baiters. And HotAir did a “quotes of the day” companion piece to our own race-baiters extravaganza (below).

Everything old is new again.

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Everything old is new again. The Obama campaign race-baiting against Hillary Clinton which crested during the South Carolina primary has been repeated big time against Republicans this year. Big Media is preparing to do its utmost to protect and preserve Barack Obama’s occupation of the White House. The dumb-asses at Occupy Wall Street prove once again that there is no fool like a left fool.

Everything old is new again. You remember when we wrote aboutA Boob Abroad – A Dangerous Narcissist Lost At Sea and warned Abandon Ship! The Captain Is A Boob, right? Well, this is what happens when the Captain is a boob:



The Captain, we warned, is a treacherous boob. Don’t expect the Captain to be there when the Ship of State capsizes and sinks to the bottom of the sea. (see, for instance, the boob captain from Italy: Captain refuses to return to sinking Costa Concordia to help passengers evacuate). We’re not on a cruise but we are hitting the rocks because the Captain is a Boob.

Everything old is new again. We called out “Dumb White People” (featuring the sloven Hillary Hating Andrew Sullivan who urged Americans to vote for Obama because of the color of his skin) in March 2008. We called out Dumb Black People (featuring Hillary Hating race-baiter James Clyburn and the dumb Obama Dimocrat who said “Who knew that the first black president would make it even harder on black people?”).

Ripping us off, Andrew Sullivan is arguing on the cover of Newsweek that it is Obama opponents who are dumb.



Andrew Sullivan a disgusting person at every level (google “milky loads” and “andrew sullivan”) who attacked Hillary Clinton and persists with the disproved theory that Sarah Palin did not give birth to Trig Palin. When Sarah Palin “tweeted” that Andrew Sullivan was a “conspiracy kook” the disgusting Andrew Sullivan replied that ” the Palin “tweet” had “made me come in my pants.”

Anyone who thinks there can be any “civility” with these people is not living in the real world. Our critics who think we should not fight fire with fire should rethink their position. We will continue to call out The Obamas at every level – personal and political - because personal and political attacks is what they order their minions to do then pretend they are the victims when those like us call them out and point out their personal and political flaws. WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN UNILATERAL DISARMAMENT. Fight fire, with fire.

Everything old is new again. Hillary Hating race-baiter Andrew Sullivan was not alone in this weeks race baiting festival. James Clyburn would have us believe that Rosa Parks was a total wimp and loser if we are to believe him that Mitt Romney (the totally non-threatening bowl of oatmeal Mitt Romney!) is reminiscent of racists who kept Rosa Parks in the back of the bus.

If Rosa Parks’ racist enemies were like Mitt Romney then that whole civil rights struggle is a joke. Rosa Parks was a courageous woman who dared to do something dramatic against great odds. James Clyburn demeans Rosa Parks in order to glorify Barack Obama. Race-baiting James Clyburn will use the same race-baiting tactics deployed against Bill and Hillary Clinton, to race-bait all Obama opponents:



Everything old is new again. More of the same race-baiting tactics deployed against Bill and Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, by Chris Matthews, now used against Republicans:



Gingrich used “Juan” in a condescending manner against Big Media Juan Williams in the same condescending manner he uses against other Big Media “personalities” white or black. But for Chris Matthews it’s all race-baiting all the time:

“That use of the name ‘Juan,’ the way he did it. You can’t argue these things. You either see them or you don’t. It’s just the way he did that. I sensed a little applause when he said ‘Let me help you’ when he answered the Juan question. It’s in the eye of the beholder. And, by the way, calling someone a racist is the worst way to get them to stop being racist because everyone gets defensive. … So it’s stupid to say it but, honestly, if you notice it, you sort of ought to blow the whistle. Because there is a dog whistle going on here.”

All that is old is new again. More race-baiting on behalf of Barack Obama:

“They urged African-Americans to re-elect President Barack Obama, and condemned voter identification laws they warned are meant to suppress black voter turnout in November.

At Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where King preached from 1960 until his death in 1968, the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock accused GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich of using racial stereotypes to fire up Republican voters. On the campaign trail, Gingrich has referred to President Barack Obama as “the food stamp president” and earlier this month suggested that African-Americans seek paychecks instead of public assistance.

Warnock called Gingrich’s comments “sickening and insulting.”

At the South Carolina debate, the condescending Juan Williams tried to race-bait. Newt Gingrich (and our readers know we have never been and will never be fans of the Newt) fought back in a glorious way against the race-baiting:



“I know among the political elites you’re not supposed to use facts that are uncomfortable.”

Hillary Clinton supporters easily recall and recoil at the race-baiting by Obama, in between the gay-bashing by Obama, in South Carolina. There was a debate sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus on Martin Luther King day. We called it the Best Debate Ever:



“The difference between words and actions.”

That never-to-be-forgotten debate (the first and only mention of Rezko by Hillary Clinton was in that debate – watch the video) was forgotten by Dick Harpootlian, Chairman of the Obama South Carolina Dimocratic Party. Unfortunately for Harpootlian he was harpooned by Bill O’Reilly when Harpootlian began the Obama race-bait tactics:



Earlier Harpootlian and Sharpton race-baiting on MSNBC with all the joy exhibited when Sharpton and Clyburn race baited Hillary Clinton:

“The Republicans are scheduling their debate [for] Monday, Martin Luther King Day, without any regard, whatsoever, [for] the civil rights issues that this state has faced,” Harpootlian added.

What does Harpootlian think the current frontrunner and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney should do?

“[Romney should say] ‘no, I don‘t want to have a debate on Martin Luther King’s birthday, that’s a day we need to celebrate a great American leader,’” Harpootlian said.

The Jokers were wild on the Sharpton show on behalf of the greatest Joker of them all.


Chicago Clown

* * * * *

Everything old is new again. Yesterday the nearly defunct, certainly moribund Occupy Wall Street circus held it’s Winter festival called “Occupy Congress.” This long planned occupation was a total flop. Thousands upon thousands were expected and planned for. A few motley hundreds showed up.

But the numbers are not why we condemn and mock these Occupy Wall Street clowns. From the beginning we stated that as long as Occupy Wall Street did not protest Barack Obama directly and in a focused manner we could not take them seriously and indeed we denounce them as a phony front group created to assist Obama’s election.

As much as we have mocked the phony left (PINOs) such as Occupy Wall Street it is their actions which mock them the best. Yesterday as they dripped by the tens into Washington a remarkable announcement was made by Barack Obama’s corrupt minions: The Super-president is to accept his nomination at a larger venue befitting his awesomeness:

“And so it came to be that the party of “the 99 percent,” whose newest rock star is class warrior Elizabeth Warren, is holding O’s big speech in a stadium named after a bank so that they can milk their rich donors for a few more luxury dollars. Says Guy Benson, noting that BofA is also the same bank that nearly ended up imposing a debit-card fee to cope with new Democratic regulations, “The irony, hypocrisy, and off-the-charts self regard couldn’t be any more evident.” And it ain’t just Republicans who think so

This hypocrisy has to be denounced by Elizabeth Warren or else Scott Brown is going to have a well deserved field day painting her as a hypocrite. Of course Warren is just another victim of Obama’s needs. But why oh why Bank of America Stadium. Is it to mock Occupy Wall Street? Is it to proudly march in the 1% parade? Is it to come out of the closet as a dupe of Wall Street and a toady of Big Banks? It’s about Barack Obama and Barack Obama’s priorities:

“On the final night of this fall’s Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech at Bank of America stadium, party sources told the Observer on Monday night.

Convention officials are expected to announce the venue this morning at a news conference at the stadium. Two party sources say the decision to use the stadium was made months ago. [snip]

Quoting sources involved in convention fundraising, Bloomberg said the move would allow officials, struggling to raise money, to sell skyboxes to donors. [snip]

Officials are trying to raise nearly $37 million under new Democratic Party rules that bar corporate or lobbyists’ contributions or donations over $100,000.

They’ve been offering packages with different levels of incentives, including VIP passes and choice hotel rooms. The stadium could offer more options. The sources said organizers began considering the stadium in early 2011, before fundraising began. [snip]

However, the choice of Bank of America stadium for the speech may give ammunition to critics of the bank, which received a federal bailout after the 2008 financial crisis and also angered consumers with a proposed, though later dropped, $5 monthly debit-card transaction fee.”

Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Congress was too busy masturbating, or whatever it is they do, to squeak anything about Obama at Bank of America Stadium.

Some Obama Dimocrats see the Bank of America Stadium Acceptance speech as the naked embarrassment of truth it is:

“The Democratic Party’s decision to move President Obama’s acceptance speech to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte has surprised some party activists — and stirred criticism — over the use of a venue named for a company that has been at the center of the financial crisis.

God almighty, I can’t believe it.” said one top Democratic fundraiser when he learned of the decision to move the speech to Bank of America stadium, where the NFL Carolina Panthers play their football games. “This is an amateur’s mistake.” [snip]

But party officials privately confirmed that the move can help with fundraising despite what one called “an obvious optics” problem. And the use of a stadium — whose naming rights belong to a bank that has been engulfed in controversies over foreclosures, bank fees and bailouts — was denounced by some watchdog groups.

“It’s a surprising and disappointing choice,” said Mary Boyle, vice president of Common Cause. “Bank of America is the poster child for corporate greed and corporations out-of-control. The president would be better served by choosing a large public space with no corporate logo attached to it.”

Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a group that lobbies against corporate influence, added: “Speaking at a stadium named for one of the financial firms that plunged our country into deep recession, we can only hope that Barack Obama will counter the optics by laying out a meaningful plan to control the Wall Street giants.” . [snip]

Suzi Emmerling, a spokeswoman for the host committee, confirmed a Bloomberg report that those deals — presented to Washington lobbyists last month — include an escalating menu of packages starting with the $1 million “presidential” level. Those who buy in will receive a “premier uptown hotel room,” a “platinum events package and “concierge services.” Another $500,000 “Gold Rush” level includes hotel room, credentials and a “premiere events package.”

Democratic officials have emphasized for months that this year’s convention won’t accept money from lobbyists and corporations. [snip]

But those seemingly strict rules appear to have some loopholes. While the convention committee itself won’t accept cash donations from corporations, it is taking “in kind” contributions from corporations, such as food, beverages, and equipment — costs that can often add up into the millions.

A separate convention “Hospitality” committee — operating under the name New American City Foundation — is also directly accepting corporate and lobbyists’ money to pay for the parties and other events that are often attended en masse by delegates, members of Congress and reporters.

In addition, the host committee itself is still accepting big donations of up to $100,000 a piece. “Nobody gets to rent a skybox for a million dollars,” said Emmerling.”

Occupy Wall Street was in Washington but their heads are in the sand. Instead of protesting Bank of Obama, they were playing drums and smoking from bongs.

While in Washington an Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Congress clown was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

Occupy Wall Street has been morally bankrupt from the beginning. Is it any wonder that “Occupy Wall Street—the movement built on protesting corporate greed and income inequality—is running out of money.” The $700,000 they raised and a small elite group controls has been squandered.

For those who think we are too harsh on the Occupy Wall Street trust fund babies, consider the contempt with which Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and other “supporters” welcomed Occupy Congress.

As Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Congress drifted into Washington, The Hill posted an article “Obama warns left: You won’t like budget”:

“Top White House officials are warning liberal and labor leaders to brace themselves for President Obama’s budget proposal.”

Again, silence from Occupy Wall Street Obama fans. Everything old is new again.

Bank of Obama, a budget warning released on Occupy Congress’s event-less day, and Nancy’s final insult to Occupy Wall Street’s manipulated and used dupes - Pelosi: Actually, we don’t have much of a connection to Occupy Wall Street. Bank of America and Pelosi – the perfect bookends to a day filling with nothing, from the phony left that will suffer every insult from its golden calf, Barack Obama.

Obama? He’s going to Disney Land.



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174 comments to Jokers Wild – Occupy Wall Street, South Carolina Race-Baiters, And What Happens When The Captain Is A Boob

  • BASIL99

    WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN UNILATERAL DISARMAMENT. Fight fire, with fire.

    Here, Here!

  • nomobama

    Another excellent post by the admin. I understand why you remind people that you are no fan of Gingrich, yet I appreciate your perceived acknowledgment that he does say some things that need to be said. I would rip BO a new arsehole if given the opportunity.

  • nomobama

    I = he above, although I wouldn’t mind that opportunity to rip into his nothingness, too.

  • nomobama

    From the link provided by the admin at the end of the article with regards to Nany Pelousy, a commenter on the HotAir blog wrote the folowing which I concur with:

    What is Granny McBotox’s net worth?
    Boy oh boy, Cruella and her crew are going to rue the day they made personal income a talking point. Finally — FINALLY — we’re going to have a national conversation about how many of these dirty, corrupt democrats have enriched themselves at the public trough. We may even get into the dirty lands deals, the PUBLIC money siphoned off to the spouses and children of these clowns. It is gonna be AWESOME. Let’s talk about it. FINALLY!!
    Rational Thought on January 17, 2012 at 5:04 PM

  • nomobama

    Andrew Sullivan is a disgusting stain on humanity.

  • admin

    Many call her “The Mooch” because she lives high on the hog on the taxpayer dollar. Here’s our belated birthday gift to Michelle Obama – Minnie the Moocher:

  • S

    ..speaking of…standing in line at the supermarket today and the headline shouts from the tabloids…MO and O divorce papers prepared…if he loses she gets millions and is gone…

  • S

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9SBN46O0&show_article=1

    …get ready…here comes Marianne…let’s see if she can KO Newtie…

    the interview will be on Nightline tomorrow night…before the SC primary on Sat

  • Shadowfax

    I totally loved that video of Hillary kicking Barry’s ASS in that debate. He just turned away from her, finger in the air, speaking over her reply and begging to get reply time…
    …what an arrogant son of a toad asshole he is, and what a joke he is America’s pResident.

    I freakin’ can’t wait another year to see him pack up his little suitcase and go home to Chicago.

    There will be herds of pitchfork carring voters at the Whitehouse door if he steals another election for he and his MO – to drag us further into his manmade Hell!

  • Shadowfax

    The Mooch ….she had buns as big as a whale.

  • Shadowfax

    S
    ..speaking of…standing in line at the supermarket today and the headline shouts from the tabloids…MO and O divorce papers prepared…if he loses she gets millions and is gone…
    ———
    Then he can openly date his bodyman Love, and Larry Sinclaire will be waiting.
    How many men can your husband lust after and still be your mate?

  • S

    right on Shadowfax!

  • S

    yeah…and he can go work at Bank of America with all his “Gold Rush” sky box buddies and lobbyists

  • nomobama

    From the Ulsterman blog…

    The unions.  That vote that pissed ‘em off so much.  And then they killed him.  And now they are taking on the Senator herself.  Right on it.  Theft?  And the fu–ing thief is…I sh-t you not…she headed up an Obama group.  That’s either ballsy or stupid…or both…or just fu–ing insane. 
    ——————
    Does anyone follow what the insider was talking about at this juncture? Why use the word “thief”? I am lost here.

  • nomobama

    I am not enthused about Gingrich’s ex-wife slinging their personal lives to the public at this point in time. Most of you may dislike him or even hate him, but I believe he is the one candidate that could damage Obama beyond repair. Hey, I am not a fan per se, but I want BO to be defeated, and a fighter is what is needed to hit the Obamamaoists back hard. I take the good with the bad.

    On another note, does anyone really believe Dr. Paul would be a good president? I like some of what he says especially with regards to government power vis a vis the constitution, but there are other pronouncements that kind of scare me a bit. I’ll vote for him if need be, and then keep my fingers crossed that he is not totally insane.

  • Shadowfax

    nomobama
    January 18th, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    From the Ulsterman blog…

    The unions.  That vote that pissed ‘em off so much.  And then they killed him.  And now they are taking on the Senator herself.  Right on it.  Theft?  And the fu–ing thief is…I sh-t you not…she headed up an Obama group.  That’s either ballsy or stupid…or both…or just fu–ing insane. 
    ——————
    Does anyone follow what the insider was talking about at this juncture? Why use the word “thief”? I am lost here.

    :::::::::::

    I was kind of lost on that one too, but there was a theft, remember that woman that was caught stealing campaign funds from Feinstein and others….

    Here is the story, not sure if this is the connected theft or not…

    Feinstein says campaign may be ‘wiped out’ by Durkee
    Senator employed treasurer accused on fraud charges, but her office is unable to access accounts to see how much might be missing. Rep. Davis calls suspect ‘the Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers.’

    September 13, 2011 Los Angeles Times
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said her campaign is among those that may have been “wiped out” by a Burbank-based Democratic campaign treasurer who was arrested on federal fraud charges earlier this month.

    Kinde Durkee is accused of taking thousands of dollars from the campaigns of several elected officials, including Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), Rep. Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego) and Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana). The Los Angeles County Democratic Party reported that more than $200,000 had been taken from its fund.

  • Shadowfax

    On another note, does anyone really believe Dr. Paul would be a good president? I like some of what he says especially with regards to government power vis a vis the constitution, but there are other pronouncements that kind of scare me a bit. I’ll vote for him if need be, and then keep my fingers crossed that he is not totally insane.

    ——
    When it comes to the choices of people running, I have more faith in getting what you paid for with Paul than any of the other candidates. He seems to have a long record that is pretty consistant to what he says, yet all the others, especially Newt and Mitt have changed positions depending on what will help them win. I am not saying I support everything Paul talks about, but I do think he cares deeply in getting America’s debt under control without inflating our currency, he is a medical doctor that doesn’t want seniors to suffer, he doesn’t beat the war drums to support restructuring the world by America, and when asked a specific question, he seems to make sense and is quite intelligent.

    I personally am more afraid of what any of the other candidates would do if President, not too worried about Perry except with his lean towards illegals his mad dash to create jobs at any cost to the environment. SanoSantorum is just too socially to the right for me.

    That’s my take on Dr. Paul and earlier the Insider thinks Paul might be a big threat to Barry, even if he ends up running as a 3rd party candidate because of his opposition to wars, legality for pot, making America the police of the planet…many of his ideas are not to the right but more towards the center left.

    Obama is acting more like a Republican than Ron Paul.

  • Shadowfax

    Sorry for the double post plus… IPad went wonkie.

  • Shadowfax

    Now the double post is gone…apology will be credited for the future ;-)

  • jbstonesfan

    The dumb-asses at Occupy Wall Street prove once again that there is no fool like a left fool. ===================
    ain’t that the truth.

  • ABM90

    There is a growing number of articles on the popularity oh Hillary from all quarters and all parties.people are realizing that she is the most outstanding political figure on the scene and we .

    need her for the tremendous job ofPOTUS.
    .Take a look

    .What a difference one woman can make!

    “…whether it’s here, in the absolute best embassy in the world, or whether it’s in Washington, or whether it’s elsewhere, what a difference one woman can make. And that woman is right here, the woman who needs no introduction, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” 07.05.10 – Unidentified speaker, Embassy Yerevan

  • turndownobama

    A view of how SOPA might be enforced. Every case solely at the discretion of the US Attorney General?!?

    http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/456542.html

  • moononpluto

    Senator Rob Portman to endorse Romney.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I don’t know what I don’t know about Ron Paul- I know what little I hear from him in the way of global matters is more than enough of a reason to cast my vote elsewhere and is certainly enough of a reason for not considering him for the #1 job sitting in the White House. I stumbled across an article by Joe Conason that really filled in the gaps profiling the stealthy little guy. Take from it what you will good or bad- Just know up against Obama, Paul’s weakness would be Obama’s strength. Better to know the truth now than regret what you learn afterwards when it’s too late-
    ____________

    The Lethal Fantasies of Dear Old Ron Paul

    …snip…

    To those who have followed Paul’s long career as a failed presidential candidate — these campaigns have become a family business — the appearance of yet another racist nutjob in his orbit is scarcely news. The newsletters that earned millions of dollars for him from gullible subscribers over the decades were often soiled with vile invectives against blacks and other minorities. He is a perennial favorite of the John Birch Society and kindred extremists on the right. He once refused to return a donation from a leader of the Nazi-worshipping skinheads in the Stormfront movement.

    What is it about the kindly old doctor that attracts some of the most violent and reactionary elements in society to his banner?

    http://www.battlegroundblog.com/2012/01/02/the-lethal-fantasies-of-dear-old-ron-paul/

  • jeswezey

    Mrs Smith – That article you quote sure looks like someone playing the race card against Paul, which entitles Paul to further endearment from me. It also tries to label him as extreme right wing adored by “Nazi-worshipping skinheads” and the John Birch Society. Come on. As Shadowfax pointed out above, Paul could very possibly draw votes from the left away from Obama, as his talking points and reasoning are more center-left than fitting any rightist label – which is why he has so much difficulty drawing Republican votes.

    Your concern about his take on “global matters” is what intrigues me. You said on the last thread that he has no plan to return the US to superpower status, which scares me a little and I asked you a question to which I would like a reply: If you were president yourself, what plan would you have to return the US to superpower status? and What is, exactly, superpower status?

  • jeswezey

    And one further question Mrs Smith: Do you think Hillary has your idea of superpower status and how we should get back there?

    I ask this because Hillary’s, and Bill’s, idea of leading by example and partnering with other countries, which they hate both implement since 1993, is very much aligned with Ron Paul’s statements, the only difference being that Hillary would be more ready to use the military in some situations (think Ruanda, Libya) than Paul.

  • jeswezey

    hate = have

  • moononpluto

    REGISTER EXCLUSIVE: 2012 GOP caucus count unresolved

    http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2012/01/19/register-exclusive-2012-gop-caucus-count-unresolved/

    THE RESULTS: Santorum finished ahead by 34 votes
    MISSING DATA: 8 precincts’ numbers will never be certified
    PARTY VERDICT: GOP official says, ‘It’s a split decision’

    Rick Santorum – Final total: 29,839 Change: -168
    Mitt Romney – Final total: 29,805 Change: -210

    It’s a tie for the ages.

    There are too many holes in the certified totals from the Iowa caucuses to know for certain who won, but Rick Santorum wound up with a 34-vote advantage.

    Results from eight precincts are missing — any of which could hold an advantage for Mitt Romney — and will never be recovered and certified, Republican Party of Iowa officials told The Des Moines Register on Wednesday.

    GOP officials discovered inaccuracies in 131 precincts, although not all the changes affected the two leaders. Changes in one precinct alone shifted the vote by 50 — a margin greater than the certified tally.

    The certified numbers: 29,839 for Santorum and 29,805 for Romney. The turnout: 121,503.

    It’s not a surprise that the ultra-thin gap of eight votes on caucus night didn’t hold up, but it’s tough to swallow the fact that there will always be a question mark hanging over this race, politics insiders said.

    The news comes at a pivotal point — two days before the South Carolina primary, the third state to vote in the nominating process, and just before another big debate tonight. Romney is under attack from all sides, and the other GOP hopefuls are struggling to convince voters that they are viable alternatives to the former Massachusetts governor.

    Expect the Santorum campaign to try to leverage today’s news into extra momentum, strategists said.

    “It will be a story and Santorum will seize upon it, but it won’t change the current political narrative,” said John Stineman, an Iowa Republican operative.

    Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, is still battling Newt Gingrich, and to a lesser degree Rick Perry, for the conservative base, Stineman said.

    Even if Santorum had been the big headline on Jan. 4 as the Iowa winner, “it certainly wouldn’t have changed how New Hampshire came out, nor (Romney’s) status as the national front-runner,” Stineman said.

    Romney has already soaked up the benefits of his declared win. With the Iowa caucuses, the prize is the immediate media attention and the credibility bestowed on the winner. But history now has an asterisk: It’s not clear whether Romney is the first Republican since 1976 to win in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

    Over the last two weeks, the vote total seesawed wildly — just as it did on caucus night.

    “When I called Governor (Terry) Branstad to update him (Tuesday) night before I went to bed, I told him I could not tell him who was going to come out on top of the certified results,” GOP Chairman Matt Strawn told the Register Wednesday morning.

    “Despite what had been in the media, it really was, even the night before the deadline, it really was too close to call,” he said.

    Who led depended on the luck of the draw of which precincts rolled in next, said Chad Olsen, the party’s executive director.

    Romney was ahead by 51 votes the weekend after the caucuses, Olsen said. On Tuesday night, Romney was up 24 votes. Then at noon Wednesday, Santorum was up by only three votes. The six precincts that happened to come in next boosted Santorum to a 34-vote lead.

    At 5 p.m. Wednesday — the deadline for volunteers to get their official “Form E” paperwork with caucus results to Republican Party of Iowa headquarters in Des Moines — the back-and-forth ended with 1,766 precincts certified out of 1,774.

    So who won the Iowa caucuses?

    “I can’t speculate without documentation from the missing eight,” Strawn said. “The comments I made at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 4 congratulating both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum still apply. I don’t think the certified vote totals take anything away from either Governor Romney or Senator Santorum.”

    All 99 counties turned in their documented results — Howard County was the last and arrived by fax Wednesday — but party officials had to hunt down dozens of missing precincts.

    As far as party leaders could tell, no Form Es ever existed for the eight missing precincts, Olsen said. There’s no chance those eight will certified, he said.

    “It’s a split decision,” Olsen said.

    Party officials saw no significant shifts until Friday, when Fayette County figures rolled in, Strawn said.

    In the tabulation room on caucus night, campaign representatives agreed they were comfortable with the numbers showing an eight-vote win for Romney. Everyone promised that as changes flowed in during certification, they would not disclose those vote counts or talk about them with reporters, agreeing that the back-and-forth would be misleading, Olsen said.

    Party officials confidentially told the Santorum campaign that Fayette County had lifted him by 99 votes.

    On the campaign trail in South Carolina on Friday, Santorum crowed that he might have won Iowa.

    Meanwhile in Iowa, the counting grew more complicated.

    More than 100 of the Form Es didn’t comply with the party’s instructions.

    The precinct chair and precinct secretary were both to sign the results verified by witnesses on caucus night. But results for some precincts came in on pieces of paper other than the official forms. Many more had only one signature, or the wrong signature (say, from a county chair). Another 18 documents had no signatures at all.

    All were accepted, party officials said.

    “Some are technically perfect in every way, and some are in a gray area, but we erred on the side of inclusion,” Strawn said. “If the campaigns want to make it an issue, they can, but I want to best reflect how Iowans voted on the night of Jan. 3.”

    In Fayette County, four of the Form Es were signed by the same two people — Irene Iben, a precinct secretary who backed Gingrich, and Janet Wissler, a precinct secretary who caucused for Perry.

    Wissler told the Register on Wednesday that the four precincts — Oelwein 1, 2, 3 and 4 — voted as a group. The Fayette County GOP chairwoman “probably handed them to me and told me to sign them,” Wissler said. “It was the next day.”

    All Form Es were supposed to be signed on caucus night, Olsen said.

    The muddled results make it impossible to declare a winner, Strawn said.

    “The numbers are what they are, and everybody will have an opportunity to inspect the forms from start to finish. This has been as open an electoral process as you’ll find,” he said.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Jesweezy-

    Joe Conason is a reputable journalist, if his says Paul is a nut-job and you fail in providing no proof otherwise disputing his allegations.. keep digging and see what you come up with-

    I’ve know Conason a very long time. If he felt Paul was a legitimate contender against Obama, I would do my own research and learn more- My contention is- if Paul can be beaten on the chessboard easily and dismissed as the Uncle Louie we keep hidden in the attic because of his past, Obama’s minions will shred his faster than you can say Chicago Combine twice.

    Leave Shadowfax out of it- I find your pitting one poster against another divisive and offense. Quit it!

  • moononpluto

    Rumor: Obama will give Disney’s Evil Queen an iPod containing all of his speeches.

  • turndownobama

    I too agree with Shadowfax that Ron Paul would draw some votes from Obama. He’s been around a long time, and he wants to repeal the income tax! That alone is worth voting for. No one wants to take him seriously, but there are quite a few of his supporters out there and they seem effective.

    Dunno about the gold standard.

    Conason said at http://www.battlegroundblog.com/2012/01/02/the-lethal-fantasies-of-dear-old-ron-paul/
    “his urgings that America return to the gold standard, repeal the income tax”

    As for the rest of the piece, I’m shocked at Conason writing such invective. As with abuse of Palin, it makes me want to vote for the target just as a protest!

  • moononpluto

    Breaking: Obama to apologize to Never Neverland for American arrogance

  • Mrs. Smith

    Mrs. Smith
    January 19th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    sorry for the typos, got rushed- someone at the door-
    _____________

    The morning news is playing Obama’s visit to Disney as a boost for tourism.. wow- scraping the bottom of the barrel on that one- Must have promised the kids a trip to Disney (at Tax Payer expense- natch!)

  • Mrs. Smith

    All the Republican candidates stink. The only candidate that will draw enough votes away from Obama to make a difference is Romney. That happening relies on someone else jumping into the race in the General if she chooses to do so-

  • Mrs. Smith

    jeswezey
    January 19th, 2012 at 6:34 am

    And one further question Mrs Smith: Do you think Hillary has your idea of superpower status and how we should get back there?
    _________________

    Obama has put us so far behind Russia and China, the best we can hope for at this point in time is “Equal Power.”

    Hillary in her position of SOS networking with the World can jump start our chances of stoking the economy, providing jobs and getting us back in the game. Why? Because people Trust her. They Trust her on her word. Just as they Trust Bill. She and Bill are the best bet for America. If Obama is reelected, another four years of Obama will ensure that a crushing impossibility for decades to come.

    When we were considered a “Super Power” theres nothing wrong with calling the US a Super Power. With the exception of the pre-emptive war on Iraq, The US has always used it’s exceptionalism as a super power for helping elsewhere when humanity is in trouble around the world.

  • jeswezey

    Mrs Smith – Still no answers to my questions about returning the US to superpower status?

    In the meantime, I repeat my agreement with Shadowfax and don’t understand how that is pitting posters against each other. So I’ll just say I’m sorry for I don’t know what and ask you to answer my questions about your own remarks.

  • jeswezey

    OK, sorry, we cross-posted and I see you addressed the questions. I’ll take some time to mull that over.

  • Mrs. Smith

    EXCLUSIVE: Obama Campaign Fails to File Delegate Slate for New Hampshire Primary

    Jan 5, 2012

    For obvious reasons, most news coverage of the 2012 New Hampshire presidential primaries focuses on the Republican contest. With rare exceptions, incumbent presidents seeking re-election enjoy a nearly insuperable advantage in their party’s nomination process.

    So it’s business as usual in the Granite State, with only one candidate in the Democratic running. Or maybe not quite so usual — because that one candidate isn’t President Barack Obama.

    Wait… what?

    Section 655:51 of the New Hampshire Election Code required candidates for their party’s presidential nomination to submit slates of national convention delegates to the Secretary of State no later than November 18th, 2011.

    Only two Democrats did so, and one — Aldous C. Tyler — has since dropped out and endorsed the other, author and political historian Darcy Richardson.

    At first blush, that means Obama appears to have surrendered New Hampshire’s national convention votes for his re-nomination.

    Unlike the incumbent Democrat, fifteen of the thirty candidates running in New Hampshire’s crowded Republican primary on Tuesday, including all of the major GOP candidates, filed full or nearly complete slates of delegates and alternate delegates.

    “I’m sure this was merely an oversight by President Obama’s re-election team,” says Richardson. “Like a bloated bureaucracy, in a billion-dollar campaign like President Obama’s — one that’s literally drenched in Wall Street money — it’s easy to imagine that the left hand doesn’t always know what the right hand is doing.”

    Not that he’s complaining, mind you. Richardson, 56, of Jacksonville, Florida, launched his anti-war, anti-Wall-Street, pro-Occupy campaign last fall after his pleas to more well-known progressives to run — former Labor Secretary Robert Reich topped his list — fell on deaf ears.

    “The President has very obviously forgotten what the Democratic Party stands for,” he says. “So I can’t say I’m really surprised that he forgot he needs the help of real flesh-and-blood Democrats to get re-elected as well. I haven’t.”

    Richardson is on the Democratic primary ballot in several other states, including Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas and will be launching a petition drive for a spot on the Wisconsin ballot tomorrow.

    “I’m happy to take all the delegates he wants to leave on the table,” says the long-shot challenger. “We’ll be waiting to have a talk with him when he gets to Charlotte next September.”

  • ABM90

    Our “FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD” becomes mor active than ever but the MSM will do very little to cover activities as SOS.They are witholding most of her daily work schedule to keep her in a box.FOX is starting to resemble MSNBC. I have a conspiracy theory that may soon come to deny her any chance as POTUS. DRAFT HILLARY IMPEACH OBAMA save AMERICA.

    ____________________________________________________Public Schedule: Public Schedule for January 19, 2012
    01/19/2012 06:24 AM EST

    Public Schedule for January 19, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    January 19, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the assistant secretaries from the regional bureaus, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    5:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with OMB Director and White House Chief of Staff-designate Jack Lew, at the Department of State___

  • Betty

    Mrs. Smith
    January 19th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Jesweezy-

    Joe Conason is a reputable journalist,

    I don’t think so. All I know of this journalist is the few sentences you cut and pasted and that is all it took for me to know the guy was trying to manipulate me.

    “dear old doctor Paul’ “long career as a failed presidential candidate” “campaigns have become a family business (get the son too) “yet another racist nutjob” “gullible subscribers”

    Is that really how journalists write?

  • holdthemaccountable

    First: admin, another post out of the park. Today is turning out to be a research day for me. I began reading your post taking everything in. Then my thoughts turned to what I could do today to restore the republic (corny but true). Now upon thoughts imparted by Palin’s movie plus the news of today that Keystone Pipeline is rejected plus it being the same company as Palin authorized, I had to find a credible source quickly. And the following is it.
    ################
    Is this the real reason why Sarah Palin had to become an idiot?
    [caveat: 3 1/2 years have passed since this article was published, and I've not looked into that part of the story]

    TransCanada Gets Alaska Governor Palin’s Approval for Pipeline
    By Eduard Gismatullin – August 29, 2008 03:20 EDT
    Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) — TransCanada Corp., the nation’s largest pipeline company, won approval from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to build a $27 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from the Arctic to U.S. markets. Palin on Aug. 27 signed a bill authorizing the state to award Calgary-based TransCanada a license to build the 1,715- mile (2,744-kilometer) link from Prudhoe Bay to the Alberta Hub in Canada, according to a statement. The license will be granted in 90 days. “Our company has started field work on the project in order to meet our target date for completing the initial open season within two years,” TransCanada Vice President Tony Palmer said in the statement. Alaskan authorities plan to develop gas deposits on Alaska’s North Slope that were discovered decades ago and left untouched by the inability to get the fuel to users. Palin solicited pipeline proposals last year and chose TransCanada’s proposal after rival plans by BP Plc and ConocoPhillips didn’t meet the state’s requirements. Tapping the North Slope fields, which Alaska estimates to hold 35 trillion cubic feet of gas, would help make up for lower state revenue arising from declining oil production. Alaskan crude output has dropped by more than half since 1998. Alaska owns the gas; BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil Corp. hold most of the leases to develop it. The two partners have invited Exxon to join their pipeline venture known as Denali to compete with TransCanada.
    State Subsidy
    Under its license agreement with the state, TransCanada will get a $500 million subsidy in return for seeking federal regulatory approval for the project and finding customers for the pipeline. The license doesn’t guarantee construction of the project. The link will ship 4.5 billion cubic feet of gas a day through Canada to U.S. markets. TransCanada expects to hold an auction for capacity to help determine the size of the line in July 2010, the company said Aug. 1. The project could be operating by September 2018.
    London-based BP is Europe’s second-largest oil company behind Royal Dutch Shell Plc. ConocoPhillips, based in Houston, is the third-largest U.S. oil company, ranking behind Exxon and Chevron Corp.
    To contact the reporter on this story: Eduard Gismatullin in London at egismatullin@bloomberg.net
    To contact the editor responsible for this story: Guy Collins at guycollins@bloomberg.net
    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=acNe2vW46POk

  • holdthemaccountable

    Resubmitting because I really want this out there.
    First: admin, another post out of the park. Today is turning out to be a research day for me. I began reading your post taking everything in. Then my thoughts turned to what I could do today to restore the republic (corny but true). Now upon thoughts imparted by Palin’s movie plus the news of today that Keystone Pipeline is rejected plus it being the same company as Palin authorized, I had to find a credible source quickly. And the following is it.
    ################
    Is this the real reason why Sarah Palin had to become an idiot?
    [caveat: 3 1/2 years have passed since this article was published, and I've not looked into that part of the story]

    TransCanada Gets Alaska Governor Palin’s Approval for Pipeline
    By Eduard Gismatullin – August 29, 2008 03:20 EDT
    Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) — TransCanada Corp., the nation’s largest pipeline company, won approval from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to build a $27 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from the Arctic to U.S. markets. Palin on Aug. 27 signed a bill authorizing the state to award Calgary-based TransCanada a license to build the 1,715- mile (2,744-kilometer) link from Prudhoe Bay to the Alberta Hub in Canada, according to a statement. The license will be granted in 90 days. “Our company has started field work on the project in order to meet our target date for completing the initial open season within two years,” TransCanada Vice President Tony Palmer said in the statement. Alaskan authorities plan to develop gas deposits on Alaska’s North Slope that were discovered decades ago and left untouched by the inability to get the fuel to users. Palin solicited pipeline proposals last year and chose TransCanada’s proposal after rival plans by BP Plc and ConocoPhillips didn’t meet the state’s requirements. Tapping the North Slope fields, which Alaska estimates to hold 35 trillion cubic feet of gas, would help make up for lower state revenue arising from declining oil production. Alaskan crude output has dropped by more than half since 1998. Alaska owns the gas; BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil Corp. hold most of the leases to develop it. The two partners have invited Exxon to join their pipeline venture known as Denali to compete with TransCanada.
    State Subsidy
    Under its license agreement with the state, TransCanada will get a $500 million subsidy in return for seeking federal regulatory approval for the project and finding customers for the pipeline. The license doesn’t guarantee construction of the project. The link will ship 4.5 billion cubic feet of gas a day through Canada to U.S. markets. TransCanada expects to hold an auction for capacity to help determine the size of the line in July 2010, the company said Aug. 1. The project could be operating by September 2018.
    London-based BP is Europe’s second-largest oil company behind Royal Dutch Shell Plc. ConocoPhillips, based in Houston, is the third-largest U.S. oil company, ranking behind Exxon and Chevron Corp.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=acNe2vW46POk

  • jeswezey

    Mrs Smith: Your interpretation of “superpower” is OK with me because it essentially refers to our economic power; but I think that for the future we are going to have to learn how to live in a world in which there are other superpowers such as Russia and China, plus other not-so-super powers that have minds of their own.

    How we deal with these other powers, even the myriad little countries that cannot be called powers at all, is a point upon which HRC and Paul basically agree: We should lead by the power of example rather than by examples of power, and join hands in bilateral or multilateral partnerships to the benefit of all involved. The difference between HRC and Paul is that Paul is squeamish about using military force for anything other than the protection of our direct interests, whereas HRC does not shrink from the use of military force to further our ‘higher’ interests of freedom, democracy, and human rights. This is why Hillary has been dubbed a ‘hawk’ and Paul a ‘dove’, but it’s hardly a reason for you to say that he is “loco” with no regard for foreign policy.

    Does he have a plan to return the US to superpower status? If ‘superpower’ means bossing other countries around, militarily or economically, then no, he has no such plan. But neither does Hillary, in that case.

    To the more specific question of returning to the status of economic superpower, i.e. reviving the economy, I must concede that I don’t see anything viable in his statements about economic and fiscal matters that would indicate that he’s as good or better than any other candidate. I would add that any “plan” that Hillary might have would be driven mainly by the confidence she would inspire in the American people, and I’m sure I don’t have to tell you – with your background – how important confidence is in the minds of investors and business people. All the money Obama is spending is just treading water because the business community doesn’t have any confidence in him or his policies. On this point, I don’t know how Ron Paul would stand up, but he would probably be better than Obama. Who could be worse?

  • jtjames

    curtains for Perry announcement coming at 11 am

  • HillaryforTexas

    Nobama and S – I have no love for Gingrich either, but the ex-wife stuff is just ridiculous.

    If this were some new revelation, it might hurt Newt. But from what I’m seeing, this is 20 year old news that ABC is dredging up. Unless the ex has something really new and shocking to say (and I’m talking BIG, not more embarrassing details of how he cheated), I think most will yawn at it.

    People don’t care. They knew he was a serial cheater/marrier long before this. Any R who won’t vote for him because of it already made that decision.

    And, I don’t think I’m alone in that I really hate exes who pull this crap. You know why? Because it’s petty and vindictive and has nothing to do with governance. My ex did a lot of bad things. Truth be told, I was no paragon of sanity and perfect behavior in the midst of our breakup and divorce either. If he were to run for office one day, I wouldn’t be running to a reporter and telling them all about the massive fucked-up-ed-ness of our relationship, and every word or deed of anger or pain that the man did. People are sometimes nuts when trying to get out of an unhealthy relationship. They do and say stupid shit. Life goes on.

    Newt obviously has some pathology where marriage and relationships are concerned. I don’t think it’s as simple as the old “new trophy wife” canard. I honestly think it’s emotional with him, not a sex thing. He seems to be looking for something, filling some void, trying to complete something in himself, and always convinced that this next woman is The One, the Ideal He Has Waited For, that will do it. Just my gut feeling – could be wrong. But none of that has fuck all to do with being president.

    My “character” problems with Newt have to do with arrogance and overreach and an unhealthy caressing of power when he’s got it. His marriages aren’t my business.

  • Mormaer

    jtjames
    January 19th, 2012 at 9:43 am
    curtains for Perry announcement coming at 11 am

    Good. Texans don’t have to pay for his Ranger security detail any longer. Enough with the vanity run for president.

  • jbstonesfan

    The media and extreme righties are doing everything to keep Newt going. The consequences of which will be to make Romney look very bad and hurt what little chance he has of beating Obama. GOP’ers blowing it again.

  • jeswezey

    Mrs. Smith: “Joe Conason is a reputable journalist”

    Betty: “I don’t think so… Is that really how journalists write?”

    =========

    Sorry Mrs Smith, but I have to agree with another poster again. This Consaon is in the same league as the Shalfly that you and nomobama defended. Axes to grind, and the axes are very dull indeed.

    I feel that you have to take responsibility for opinion articles you copy and paste here, or issue a disclaimer.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Subject: Travel Pool Report 1 — Departure from Andrews

    POTUS arrived on Marine One at 9:34 on a sunny, clear and crispy cold morning. He strode toward AF1 with the military escort only, dressed in a black overcoat for a day that will take him from balmy Orlando FL (high 74 forecast) to NYC tonight for 4 fundraisers (28 degrees and possible snow). Valerie Jarrett and Jay Carney are in tow.
    AF1 taxiing for takeoff and 2 1/2-hour flight at 9:44.

    Jackie Calmes

  • moononpluto

    Hard to feel sorry for Marianne Gingrich…..she should have known when a mistress becomes the wife, there becomes a vacancy open.

  • moononpluto

    Former Gingrich Wife Says He Asked for ‘Open Marriage’

    Paraphrasing Marianne Gingrich’s account, Mr. Ross said, “He came to her and said I want to stay married to you and still have an affair with Callista.” Marianne said Mr. Gingrich asked her “share” him, Mr. Ross said. That was unacceptable to her and the marriage ended.

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/former-gingrich-wife-says-he-asked-for-open-marriage/

    ……………………….

    That aint going to go down well in the bible belt.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Betty
    January 19th, 2012

    and Jesweezy:

    you guys need one more strike-
    3 strikes and you’re OUT!

    I guess no one has ever heard of the movie:

    The Hunting of the President?



    and the book by the same name:

    you can read the reviews of the authors and a brief synopsis here..

    h.. w.. amazon.com/Hunting-President-Ten-Year-Campaign-Destroy/dp/0312273193

    The Hunting of the President; the Ten Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    written by NY’s Joe Conason and Gene Lyons a great journalist from Arkansas.
    ………..

    “This Consaon is in the same league as the Shalfly that you and nomobama defended. Axes to grind, and the axes are very dull indeed.”
    ……..

    Absolutely not! Schlafy is a Clinton HATING Republican activist…

    …………

    “I feel that you have to take responsibility for opinion articles you copy and paste here, or issue a disclaimer.”

    ………

    I feel you should issue a disclaimer for everything YOU write always denuded of a link verifying it’s authenticity.
    ___________

    Betty, fwiw, I don’t blame you for believing everything jesweezy says- He has a way of dominating the discussion and confusing people. Just remember one thing- He is former CiA- anyone ever tell you you can Trust the CiA?

    No- and nobody ever will. So don’t fall for his BS posts and nonsense letting him make a fool out of you- He does well making a fool of himself all by himself.

  • Mrs. Smith

    moononpluto
    January 19th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Former Gingrich Wife Says He Asked for ‘Open Marriage’

    Paraphrasing Marianne Gingrich’s account, Mr. Ross said, “He came to her and said I want to stay married to you and still have an affair with Callista.” Marianne said Mr. Gingrich asked her “share” him, Mr. Ross said. That was unacceptable to her and the marriage ended.
    ___________

    Obama didn’t ask us if we wanted a SHARED presidency.. Shared with the Black Panthers, Louis Farrakhan, Islam, Rev Wright, Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorn, George Soros and the Chicago Mafia either-

  • Mrs. Smith

    moononpluto
    January 19th, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Hard to feel sorry for Marianne Gingrich…..she should have known when a mistress becomes the wife, there becomes a vacancy open.
    __________

    Good one- read it after scrolling backwards..

  • admin

    Latest update to our article:

    Update: Clear the decks! “CNN reports Perry to drop out today and will endorse Gingrich.” Good news for Newtie, right? Well yes, and just in time because “it has come to this”: Newt Gingrich’s ex-mistress/later to be wife/later replaced by the new mistress/wife is indignant and attacking her Newtie in an ABC interview.

    Meanwhile “Gingrich blasts ABC for airing interview with ex-wife as ABC starts drip strategy“. Oy vey! As members of the now dead Democratic Party of FDR/Hillary Clinton we are interested in job performance and experience not the personal love lives of politicians and their mistresses and wives.

    However, at some point someone has to ask Newtie why he impeached Bill Clinton’s penis when he was doing the same thing. Oh, right, yeah, it wasn’t about sex it was about the nonexistent perjury or the nonexistent lying or something.

    Everything old is new again. Newt Gingrich has to explain his Clenis fixation as Speaker and why he did what he did while knowing what he was doing privately – in the same manner that Mitt Romney has to explain Bain and why he is so dull a personality. This is called vetting. [By the way, did you know that Bain executives contributed more to Obama Dimocrats than Republicans in the last 6 years?]

    Of course we can all agree that Barack Obama was never vetted and the country continues to suffer daily from that (continuing) Big Media protection of the Boob. Speaking of Boobs, Jimmy Carter has joined the race-baiting hordes of Obama race-baiters. And HotAir did a “quotes of the day” companion piece to our own race-baiters extravaganza (below).

    Everything old is new again.

    ——————————————————————————————

  • Mrs. Smith

    jeswezey
    January 19th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Mrs Smith: Your interpretation of “superpower” is OK with me because it essentially refers to our economic power; but I think that for the future we are going to have to learn how to live in a world in which there are other superpowers such as Russia and China, plus other not-so-super powers that have minds of their own.
    __________

    My post @ 8:18am referring to the meaning of the US as a Super Power didn’t dwell on our economic strength. I said we provided aide to the world when and where it was needed especially during catastrophic events..

    Obama has just about destroyed out economy because he has squandered a Trillion dollars reinvigorating the economy hardly creating any jobs as a result. Look to GM where his prized Tax Payer Bail Out for the automaker is laying off workers and operating in the RED- appointing himself CEO and needing another Bail-Out. Look no further than the Chevy Volt under recall for faulty wiring and considered a Green failure… Look to Solyndra, and 5 or 6 other green energy scams. Millions wasted on his myriad of Green Energy scams…

    China, every few decades it seems to devour itself. Millions died in Mao’s Great Leap Forward. Millions during his Cultural Revolution. Heavy-handed propaganda skewered capitalists, imperialists, and the always handy “running-dog lackeys.”

    Just think, if China sells the US debt to Russia, guess who may come knocking on our door as a Bill Collector?

  • admin

    Keep your nose out of other people’s personal lives, including politicians, because it can come back to bite you. Don’t use the “character” excuse to meddle in the personal sex lives and decisions of others:

  • Shadowfax

    jeswezey

    In the meantime, I repeat my agreement with Shadowfax and don’t understand how that is pitting posters against each other. So I’ll just say I’m sorry for I don’t know what and ask you to answer my questions about your own remarks.

    ——–
    I have been off the blog since last night and my ears were ringing.

    No worries about my being pitted against others, I don’t really care who others vote for, as long as they still want Hillary and don’t vote for Barry.

    I don’t like the candidates Mrs. S likes, no big deal…I like Mrs. S and since all these boys are just glue horses to me, I just skip over posts that I totally disagree with but have nothing invested in that candidate.

    I am often the black sheep on the blog on certain issues and that is okay with me too. I am used to marching to my own drummer. ;-)

    Back to reading the rest of the posts.

  • admin

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/01/mitt-maybe-obama-will-see-newt-in-fantasyland-111450.html

    “I see that the president today is in Florida speaking,” Romney told a crowd of volunteers in the parking lot outside his campaign’s headquarters in Charleston. “And, where is he? He’s at Disney World. He’s at Disney World. He’s giving a speech today. Guess where he’s going to be giving a speech? Fantasyland! Yeah! Yeah! He’s giving a speech at Fantasyland! Now think about that – he’s going to be in Fantasyland and obviously appropriate that he’s been living in a sort of fantasy land these last few years.”

    After a brief digression about Obama’s economic record, Romney pivoted to Gingrich.

    “By the way, I know were here just with our office team and our volunteers, but (Obama) may bump into Speaker Gingrich down there in Fantasyland. I only say that because the speaker was talking about all the jobs that he helped create in the Reagan years. He’d been in Congress two years when Reagan came to office. The idea that he was the author of Reaganomics, not real likely. The idea that people in Washington somehow think they’re responsible after they’ve been there for two years for creating millions of jobs, it’s the kind of fantasy that happens. If you’ve been there too long I think you get this mindset that you’re creating the economic vitality of the nation. That’s not how it happens.”

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Yup, Perry on the 12:00 o’clock news announcing he’s backing Gingrich. Two candidates unafraid of battering Obama with dizzying attacks until ‘he all fall down’… or at least softening him up a little and making his teleprompter useless, too big and bulky in the ring..

  • Shadowfax

    jtjames
    January 19th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    curtains for Perry announcement coming at 11 am
    ——
    Wow, that is big…not surprising when he sucks in the debates, but that it is now down to Newt being at the bottom of the pile.

  • JanH

    I have no sympathy for Gingrich. He is a hypocrite and after how he treated Bill Clinton, I hope many more women come out of the woodwork to condemn him.

  • NewMexicoFan

    admin
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    ———————
    Kind of reminds me of my job apprasials, which were good, but when my boss wrote them up for himself, people felt they were much more impressive. Asked that boss once how he could be exceptional, when all of his workers were not. His lame reply, that he expected us to be exceptional, and therefore, we were just doing our jobs. You could never get an exceptional from him with that mentality.

  • JanH

    Hillary and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Global Cultural Ambassador

  • Shadowfax

    Betty, fwiw, I don’t blame you for believing everything jesweezy says- He has a way of dominating the discussion and confusing people. Just remember one thing- He is former CiA- anyone ever tell you you can Trust the CiA?

    No- and nobody ever will. So don’t fall for his BS posts and nonsense letting him make a fool out of you- He does well making a fool of himself all by himself.

    ———
    Come on Mrs. S-
    This isn’t cool…I actually agree with Betty and Jesweezy and that doesn’t call for an attack on people’s character on the blog.

    Most of this is just a philosophical argument pulling info from the internet, not character assignations of fellow bloggers.

  • Shadowfax

    at some point someone has to ask Newtie why he impeached Bill Clinton’s penis when he was doing the same thing.

    —-
    Yes, if Newt doesn’t bail on the campaign first.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Shadowfax:

    “I don’t like the candidates Mrs. S likes, no big deal…I like Mrs. S and since all these boys are just glue horses to me, I just skip over posts that I totally disagree with but have nothing invested in that candidate.”
    __________

    Same here- Just to be clear, Shadow- I don’t like ANY of the Repub candidates or plan on voting for their eventual nominee unless it is a protest vote if it turns out Hillary doesn’t show-

    I wasn’t thrilled with McCain, but rather than vote the Party Line or give Obama my vote, I voted for the McCain/Palin ticket.

    As far as Gingrich, he is the perfect adversary against Obama because he’s smart, quick with a response on his feet and will never be president. He has the gift of words to help us destroy Obama.

    Gingrich has a knack for bringing out the fighting spirit with audience viewers and now with the addition of Perry, not as quick on his feet with clever answers, Perry is fearless none the less and can do some serious damage to the media insulated brass calf. That is what I want to see-

  • Mrs. Smith

    Shadowfax
    January 19th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Shadowfax… you have to read jesweezy’s posts carefully. He isn’t all that and cool or not, he will be called out for it when he twists my words and meanings.

  • JanH

    Jan. 19, 2012

    New Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Show Obama White House Coordination With Department of Justice on Voting Rights Enforcement

    ACORN Partner Project Vote Working With Officials From White House and DOJ to Use National Voting Rights Act to Increase Registration of Voters on Public Assistance; Interest Group Urges Justice Official to “Make Some Headway” With Attorney General Holder

    WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has received additional documents about meetings held between Estelle Rogers, Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-affiliated organization Project Vote, and officials from the Obama White House and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Judicial Watch is investigating the extent to which Project Vote, which once employed Barack Obama, has been working with the Obama administration to use voter registration laws to register greater numbers of low-income voters, widely considered to be an important voting demographic for the Obama presidential campaign.

    The additional documents, provided in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on August 19, 2011, detail email communications between Rogers and high ranking officials from the Obama White House and DOJ (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 11-1497))

    On December 14, 2011, Judicial Watch released a separate batch of documents which also detail the partnership between the Obama DOJ and Project Vote.

    As Director of Advocacy for Project Vote, Estelle Rogers — a former attorney for ACORN, which was besieged with charges of corruption before declaring bankruptcy in November 2010 — is a primary contact person on policy matters at Project Vote on both state and federal levels and has been actively involved in voter registration issues. Using the threat of a lawsuit under the NVRA, Project Vote has aggressively sought to manipulate voter registration laws in various states to increase the registration of people receiving public assistance.

    On August 4, 2011, Judicial Watch released documents obtained from the Colorado Department of State showing that ACORN and Project Vote successfully pressured Colorado officials into implementing new policies for increasing the registration of public assistance recipients during the 2008 and 2010 election seasons. Following the policy changes, the percentage of invalid voter registration forms from Colorado public assistance agencies was four times the national average. Project Vote also sought a “legislative fix” to allow people without a driver’s license or state identification to register to vote online.

    In addition to pursuing public agency registration cases in Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia and New Mexico, Project Vote and the NAACP filed a lawsuit on April 19, 2011, against the State of Louisiana alleging violations of the NVRA. Less than three months later, on July 12, the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division/Voting Section sued Louisiana on the same grounds, claiming that “Louisiana officials have not routinely offered voter registration forms, assistance and services to the state’s eligible citizens who apply, recertify or provide a change address for public assistance or disability services.”

    The DOJ’s March 11, 2011, lawsuit against Rhode Island led to policy changes intended to increase the number of voter registration applications processed by “public assistance and disability service officers.” These two lawsuits, filed within five months of each other, are the first such lawsuits filed by the DOJ since 2007.

    Project Vote and ACORN have both been linked to massive voter registration fraud. A total of 70 ACORN employees in 12 states have been convicted of voter registration fraud. And as documented in a July 2009 report by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of the 1.3 million registrations Project Vote/ACORN submitted in the 2008 election cycle, more than one-third were invalid.

    “These documents raise fundamental questions about the politicization of the Justice Department under Eric Holder and demonstrate that the ACORN-connected Project Vote is throwing its weight around the Justice Department and driving the agency’s voting rights agenda. And evidently the Obama White House is now directly implicated in this growing scandal,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “It is now clear that Project Vote and the Obama/Holder Justice Department are conspiring to file Justice Department lawsuits to help re-elect Barack Obama. This collusion between Project Vote and the Obama administration is a significant threat to the integrity of the 2012 elections. To have Project Vote involved in the Justice voting rights enforcement is like having the Mafia run the FBI.”

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-records-obtained-by-judicial-watch-show-obama-white-house-coordination-with-department-of-justice-on-voting-rights-enforcement-2012-01-19

  • Shadowfax

    I don’t want to start pointing out the parts I think are character assignations Mrs S – you are an intelligent woman, so you know what I mean.

    There is a difference in clearing up someone’s misinterpretations of what you say and attacking them as people.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Most of this is just a philosophical argument pulling info from the internet, not character assignations of fellow bloggers.
    ___________

    No the are not philisophical arguments.. That just it. They are political arguments and if you are not aware of what he is talking about it is easy to be taken in-

    an example is Phyllis Schlafly and Joe Conason.. if you don’t know either one of them or their political leanings he is able to convince you of anything.. If you want to get into the fray by all means do so… but you need to do the research when you are new to politics.. It’s a blood sport after all and why it is the way it is…

  • Shadowfax

    Mrs S
    You just went too far with me…

  • jeswezey

    Mrs Smith: “I feel you should issue a disclaimer for everything YOU write always denuded of a link verifying it’s authenticity.”
    ====

    This is ridiculous: One can’t issue a disclaimer about one’s own writing, unless you’re writing something in a sarcastic vein for example, in which case you might put “sarcasm” in parenthesis if you’re afraid people would take you wrongly.

    This is also why I don’t provide links, it’s because I don’t adopt other people’s opinions for my own.
    *******************

    “I don’t blame you for believing everything jesweezy says- He has a way of dominating the discussion and confusing people.”
    ====
    Wow, I’m really a naughty boy!
    ******************

    “Just remember one thing- He is former CiA- anyone ever tell you you can Trust the CiA? No- and nobody ever will.
    ======
    Hey look: Don’t take the whole agency down with me. There are some fine honest people who work for CIA, they’re not all full of BS like me!

  • JanH

    really not wanting to get involved here, but the peacemaker in me just wants to suggest that maybe we need a virtual beer summit on Hillaryis44 to regroup? :)

  • Shadowfax

    Mrs S – being a Philosophy major in college, this is what I meant by having a philosophical argument…
    The subject can be about anything, including politics.

    ——-

    In philosophy and logic, an argument is an attempt to persuade someone of something, by giving reasons or evidence for accepting a particular conclusion.

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

  • BASIL99

    Anyone else see the compete,total, shameless hypocrisy of ABC and LSM coming out with the Marianne Gingrich story now after they did everything to hide and protect John Edwards in 2008? If the LSM had bothered to vet new news with Edwards the way they’re clearly trying to dig up old news to destroy Gingrich now we’d likely have HRC as prez.

    Those fothermuckers. I hope they all choke on their venom.

    Like I said yesterday, the only strategy BO knows is the clear the field – not level the field, one.

    BTW, I saw Perry’s campaign suspension speech. he was dignified and honest. I wish he hadn’t stumbled so badly in November.

  • Shadowfax

    BASIL99
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Anyone else see the compete,total, shameless hypocrisy of ABC and LSM coming out with the Marianne Gingrich story now after they did everything to hide and protect John Edwards in 2008? If the LSM had bothered to vet new news with Edwards the way they’re clearly trying to dig up old news to destroy Gingrich now we’d likely have HRC as prez.

    Those fothermuckers. I hope they all choke on their venom.

    Like I said yesterday, the only strategy BO knows is the clear the field – not level the field, one.

    ———
    I’ve been thinking the same thing about how Barry and gang are taking out (R) candidates based on sexual affairs…with Cain, we will never know the truth.
    With Newt, maybe it’s Karma for what he did to his wives and Bill, but I hope Newt stays in long enough to attack Barry good and hard.

    They couldn’t dig up sexual dirty on Hillary, so they attacked everything else they could with her.
    Guess they haven’t found a Mormon woman that can claim Mitt slept with her yet…

    Barry has so much dirt to cover, the Rethughs never mentioned the dirt PUMAs passed to them about him in 2008, so what’s up with that? Now they only attack his bad record and what about his sleazy life?

  • Shadowfax

    dirt not dirty ;-)

  • Shadowfax

    jeswezey

    I don’t adopt other people’s opinions for my own.

    ——–

    Me too.

  • BASIL99

    shadowfax,

    Not to mention all that we do NOT know about BO. Why hasn’t any previous girlfriend (or boyfriend) ever come forward? Where are all the “students’ he allegedly taught? What about his college classmates, his Harvard Law Review peers? Where’s his college thesis, his school records, the comments of anyone who knew him in the past?????

    It is beyond disgusting. It is frightening that the powers that be have so thoroughly screened that POS from scrutiny.

    What are they trying to hide and why?

  • Mrs. Smith

    Shadowfax:

    Not to be rude or disrespectful to you but jesweezy is an experienced player. He himself has said, maybe in the exact words “you can not trust the CiA”… I cited a few examples for you to reread in case you haven’t read his messages relating back to how the CiA operates. Character assassination is a heinous charge and is out of line attribution when it is a truth.

    jeswezey
    January 18th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    jeswezey
    January 18th, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    _______________

    Here is another example he used with Basil:

    Jeswezey
    January 18th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    BASIL99:

    “Why are they calling HRC for this???? (the Keystone XL pipeline)
    =====

    Don’t ask me why it’s so, but this is supposed to be the Secretary of State’s decision. Of course, the president can always make the decision if he wants, but the current pResident has a funny thing about decision-making.

    HRC has put off the decision for two years, probably at Obama’s behest. The pipeline is a political hot potato in the US. It’s dirty oil, so conservationists and environmentalists are against it; but anyone who wants cheaper oil pumped closer to home favors this pipeline. My guess is that tdo is right: Obama will reject the pipeline in campaign mode and then rescind his decision after the election, or leave it to the next president to do so.
    ______________

    The fact of the matter is this: Bush signed the legislation passed by Congress designating the Secretary of State as the arbiter of deciding about the pipeline. Hillary HAS NOT PUT OFF THE DECISION… that is a misstatement by jesweezy swallowed whole by most people reading his post.

    The Truth is… Obama deleted the words ‘Secretary of State’ as was in the original legislation by virtue of an Executive Signing…leaving the existing language with the impression the decision for the pipeline will be up the president.

    When you have misstatements intertwined with logic it becomes a dangerous game.. Jesweezy is trained and skilled at posing convincing arguments which have a twist of words far and away from the true meaning..

    Not to get you involved, Jan- but you ran into the same problem when Israel was the topic.. he made misstatements as if they were gospel and you stood your ground and straightened him out..The true giveaway he adds is saying tdo is right.. at least he gives you a hint to the truthiness of his post..

  • nomobama

    Nice to see that you are on a roll today Mrs. Smith. :)

    I wil write that I don’t think that the Republican candidates “all suck”, though. I also do not consider them to be glue horses, either. If the right candidate is chosen by the Republican party, and he can effectively differentiate his platform as opposed to what Obamamao has shown himself to stand for, then Obamamao is toast. I will not help promote any ideas of the Republican candidates not being capable of succeeding as decent presidents. I am 100% anti-Obama all the time, and I am looking forward to voting for our next Republican president. Only then will the former Democratic party have the necessary upheaval that will redefine its orientation. It will either be a party of the center, or some wacky progressive monster that will continue to draw the malcontents who never seem to have anything good to say about America while it subverts America’s image at home and abroad.

  • BASIL99

    One other thinbg -

    The lying is even more obvious with the way LSM is taking on Romney over his money. I don’t remember them doing that with John Kerry, the richest person to have ever run for pres. They didn’t seem to mind when JFK was in office.

    The hypocrisy and lying are nauseating.

  • moononpluto

    BREAKING on Fast and Furious: Subpoena Issued for Patrick J. Cunningham, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona:

  • moononpluto

    http://biggovernment.com/awrhawkins/2012/01/19/breaking-on-fast-and-furious-subpoena-issued-for-patrick-j-cunningham-u-s-attorneys-office-in-arizona

    I just received an email from Congressman Darrel Issa’s office, containing a copy of a letter that was just sent Patrick J. Cunningham, Chief of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. The letter announces that Cunningham has just been subpoenaed for “repeated refusals to testify voluntarily” before the House Oversight Committee, concerning accusations that he relayed inaccurate and misleading information to the Justice Department in preparation for its initial response to Congress.

    Wrote Issa to Cunningham:

    During the course of our investigation, the Committee has learned of the outsized role played by the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office – and you specifically – in approving the unacceptable tactics used in Fast and Furious. Senior Justice Department officials have recently told the Committee that you relayed inaccurate and misleading information to the Department in preparation for its initial response to Congress.

    These officials told us that even after Congress began investigating Fast and Furious, you continued to insist that no unacceptable tactics were used. In fact, documents obtained confidentially just last week appear to confirm that you remained steadfast in your belief that no unacceptable tactics were used, even after the Department’s initial response to the congressional inquiry. Given that the Attorney General has labeled these tactics as unacceptable and Fast and Furious as “fundamentally flawed,” this position is startling.

    The subpoena requires Cunningham to appear on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 for a deposition. And while it’s heartening to see Issa and his committee continuing to pursue those who might be covering up the truth on Fast and Furious, Eric Holder still has his job and has yet to face prosecution for his role in this lawless operation.

    The bottom line: the wheels of justice are turning, they’re just moving so slowly that progress is imperceptible.

  • BASIL99

    Some good news.

    – Independent voters, who helped propel President Barack Obama to victory in the 2008 election, could be an obstacle in his bid for a second term in the White House, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll published on Wednesday.

    A majority of independent voters have soured on Obama’s presidency, disapprove of his handling of the economy and do not have a clear idea of what he hopes to accomplish if re-elected, the Times reported.

    Only 31 percent of independent voters have a favorable opinion of the president and two-thirds say he has not made real progress in fixing the economy, the newspaper said.

    In 2008, Obama won support from 52 percent of independent voters, compared with 44 percent who supported Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

    Among all voters, 38 percent view Obama favorably, 45 percent unfavorably and 17 percent have no opinion, the survey showed. Voters were evenly divided in a matchup between Obama and Romney, but Obama fared better against other Republican candidates, the Times said

  • BASIL99

    BO in fantasyland the pic.

    Who’s he speaking to? There are no people there.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/01/19/pic-of-the-day-obama-in-fantasyland/

  • moononpluto

    Newt: Obama “flanked on one side by Mickey Mouse and the other side by Goofy” representative of his Cabinet

    Gingrich Skewers Obama Disney Visit




  • Shadowfax

    BASIL99

    BO in fantasyland the pic.

    Who’s he speaking to? There are no people there.
    ————-
    At first I thought the only people he could be speaking to were standing by the front of the castle, Mickey and a woman in a burqua…then I realized they must be statues and he is just speaking to his bros and MO or just he and his TOTUS.

    What a joke on the US to have this poser as the leader…

  • nomobama

    http://waronguns.blogspot.com/2012/01/little-bird-told-me.html

    The link above indicates that Cummimgham is also set to resign in a couple of weeks. Maybe the sh!t is finally hitting the fan, and Holder will be out of a job, too.

  • BASIL99

    O.M.G!!!!!!!

    A MUST-SEE CLIP!

    http://www.breitbart.tv/newt-super-pac-film-under-fire-men-featured-in-movie-speak-out-on-errors/

    The anti-Romney King of Bain characters speak to Meghyn Kelly and they say they were not speaking about Romeny or Bain. The film maker twisted their answers to other questions and made it seem like they were complaining about Bain.

    Romneny’s got to learn to fight back or he’s toast.

  • Mrs. Smith

    nomobama
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Nice to see that you are on a roll today Mrs. Smith.
    ____________

    Thanks- For sure, I’m no operative.

    It felt good when I read Basil using her good instincts calling on jesweezy for this one: “Why are they calling HRC for this???? (the Keystone XL pipeline)- and reading his response-

    I’m beginning to have my doubts whether he really is a Hillary supporter and wondering if he is happier supporting td’s Leftist proclamations because he isn’t.
    ______________

    nomobama
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    http://waronguns.blogspot.com/2012/01/little-bird-told-me.html

    The link above indicates that Cummimgham is also set to resign in a couple of weeks. Maybe the sh!t is finally hitting the fan, and Holder will be out of a job, too.
    ___________

    Another factor to consider.. the Bill scheduled to be voted on censoring the Internet by the House on Jan 24th( the Senate temporarily rescheduling the timetable for their vote ) will give Obama’s AG Holder sole discretion as to shutting down websites without discussion or stating a reason for the shutdown.. to me is a Red Flag.. and needs some rewriting if it to be a good thing for music and movies rather than a broad definition affording Obama an abusive tool for censorship of criticism of his presidency and that of his administration.

  • Mrs. Smith

    moononpluto
    January 19th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Newt: Obama “flanked on one side by Mickey Mouse and the other side by Goofy” representative of his Cabinet

    Gingrich Skewers Obama Disney Visit
    ___________________

    haha- He gives as good as he gets..

  • turndownobama

    Betty siad:
    All I know of this journalist is the few sentences you cut and pasted and that is all it took for me to know the guy was trying to manipulate me.
    “dear old doctor Paul’ “long career as a failed presidential candidate” “campaigns have become a family business (get the son too) “yet another racist nutjob” “gullible subscribers”
    Is that really how journalists write?

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

    Betty, I agree with you! When a writer has good facts and logic, he doesn’t need to use this kind of manipulative language. Using this style is a clue that he DOESN’T have good arguments.

    (It’s like the crazy charges against Palin: if she were really so bad, they’d have real charges to make.)

    I don’t know why Conason has sunk to this. He was one of Bill Clinton’s few defenders during the Impeachment period, and did a good job then.

  • moononpluto

    Rush Limbaugh: “Obama reminds me of this Italian cruise ship captain.”

  • turndownobama

    I have no sympathy for Gingrich. He is a hypocrite and after how he treated Bill Clinton, I hope many more women come out of the woodwork to condemn him.

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

    Right! But last I heard, it was his former wife speaking against him, which isn’t exactly out of the woodwork. ;-) A former wife really out-classes other accusers.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I liked what Conason had to say about Gingrich when he repeated a colleagues remark..

    With Gingrich: “His baggage has baggage.”

    I thought it was funny!

  • Shadowfax

    Some good news…

    Lawmakers withdraw support of anti-piracy bills after online protest.

    (CNN) — Some lawmakers are rethinking their support of controversial anti-piracy bills that led to some websites shutting down in protest.

    The protest was in response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill, a piece of proposed legislation that is working its way through Congress. A Senate committee approved a similar bill in May called the Protect IP Act (PIPA), which is now pending before the full Senate.

    The protest seemed to change the minds of lawmakers, including those that had strongly backed the bills in the past.

    “We can find a solution that will protect lawful content. But this bill is flawed & that’s why I’m withdrawing my support. #SOPA #PIPA,” Republican Sen. Roy Blunt wrote on his official Twitter page.

    “I have decided to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act. Furthermore, I encourage Senator Reid to abandon his plan to rush the bill to the floor. Instead, we should take more time to address the concerns raised by all sides, and come up with new legislation that addresses Internet piracy while protecting free and open access to the Internet,” Rubio wrote on a Facebook post.

    Rep Lee Terry (R-Neb.), an original co-sponsor of SOPA, also said he had changed his view.

    “Thank you for your concern about #SOPA. I have asked to have my name removed from the bill. However, the economic impact of IP theft is real and a solution is needed,” Terry wrote on Facebook.

    Wikipedia, one of the websites that shut down on Wednesday, returned Thursday with the message: “Thank you for protecting Wikipedia. We’re not done yet.”

    Clicking on that message takes a Wikipedia viewer to a thank you letter and instructions on how to continue fighting against anti-piracy bills that critics say could amount to censorship.

    “Your voice was loud and strong,” the message said. “Millions of people have spoken in defense of a free and open Internet.” (Why Wikipedia went down at midnight)

    On Wednesday, instead of the usual encyclopedia articles, visitors to Wikipedia’s English-language site were greeted by a message about the decision to black out its Web page for an entire day. However, users were able to access its mobile site on some smartphones.

    Boing Boing, a blog that took part in Wednesday’s online protest but returned on Thursday, said the U.S. Senate was considering legislation that would “certainly kill us forever. The legislation … would put us in legal jeopardy if we linked to a site anywhere online that had any links to copyright infringement.”

    “In the past, the media industry has often gone after particular infringers — people who have downloaded stuff off the Internet and sharing it. And now they’re going after websites that link to these things,” Rob Beschizza, Boing Boing’s managing editor, said Wednesday. “The bill is supposed to let copyright holders get court orders against them, and there’s all sorts of various measures for getting sites blacklisted or blocked.

    “The problem is that the measures are so wide-ranging and so open to abuse that we’re worried that sites like ours could be brought down by frivolous claims,” he said.

    While not blacking out its home page, search giant Google joined the cause by covering its famous logo with a black rectangle and urging visitors, “Tell Congress: Please don’t censor the web!”

    SOPA’s supporters — including CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, and groups such as the MPAA — say that online piracy leads to U.S. job losses because it deprives content creators of income.

    The bill’s supporters dismiss accusations of censorship, saying the legislation is meant to revamp a broken system that doesn’t adequately prevent criminal behavior.

    But SOPA critics say the bill’s backers don’t understand the Internet’s architecture, and therefore don’t appreciate the implications of the legislation they’re considering.

    The controversy over SOPA and PIPA has turned into an all-out war between Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Media companies have united in favor of the bills, while tech’s power players are throwing their might into opposing them. (Hundreds turn out for SOPA protest in New York)

    “Both SOPA and PIPA are threats not just to the U.S. economy, and not just to all the jobs that this tech sector creates, but if they had existed, Steve Huffman and I could have never founded Reddit,” said Alexis Ohanian, who co-founded the site. Millions visit Reddit to submit interesting links from websites, discuss them and vote on them, he said, calling it “sort of a democratic front page of the web.” Reddit also went dark Wednesday morning and was back Thursday.

    One member of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, who opposes the bills, said the unprecedented blackouts had “turned the tide against a backroom lobbying effort by interests that aren’t used to being told no.”

    —-> And this was posted over on the PAC by DancesWP:

    The Wikimedia Foundation says it reached 162 million people with Wikipedia’s 24-hour English-language protest of the antipiracy bills. Of those, more than 8 million readers in the United States took the opportunity to look up contact information for their members of Congress through the site. Presumably, that generated tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of calls to congressional offices.

    “The Wikipedia blackout is over and the public has spoken,” said Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director. “You shut down the Congressional switchboards, and you melted their servers. Your voice was loud and strong.”

    Google did not black out its entire site as Wikipedia did, but it still generated at least 13 million page views to its anti-SOPA page and got 7 million people to sign its petition.

  • Mrs. Smith

    A former wife really out-classes other accusers.
    _________

    The oracle has spoken. An ex-wife gains more credence than any other source because she just likes to talk and she can be completely believed because it sells newspapers and no one paid her to come forward with a statement?

  • JanH

    “Not to get you involved, Jan- but you ran into the same problem when Israel was the topic.. he made misstatements as if they were gospel and you stood your ground and straightened him out..”

    —————–
    very true, Mrs. Smith. And my comment was in no way singling out anyone for being right or wrong.

  • Shadowfax

    I was just over at Ulsterman’s site, in hopes of more insider news…nothing new yet, but was reading the comments and to continue to crack the puzzle, this was posted about the Union vote, Insider mentioned:

    ——

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) jointly delivered a fatal blow to the Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 (“EFCA” or “card check”) when they each announced last week that they would vote against the union-sponsored legislation.

    Specter, one of just three Senate Republicans who voted for Obama’s stimulus bill, faces a well-spring of fevered opposition to EFCA from the Pennsylvania business community. Specter is currently running behind in polls for the 2010 Republican primary for his own Senate seat.

    A bigger disappointment to labor unions was pro-business moderate Democrat Feinstein’s announcement that she will not be voting for the bill. Sen. Feinstein observed in a statement quietly released by her office late Friday:

    “I have thought for some time that the way to approach this issue is by trying to see if there can’t be a compromise between the business community, the agriculture community and labor.

    “This is an extraordinarily difficult economy, and feelings are very strong on both sides of the issue. I would hope there is some way to find common ground that would be agreeable to both business and labor.”

    Without these two votes, Democrats have no hope of garnering the 60 votes necessary to overcome certain Republican filibuster of this sizzling issue.

    http://usliberals.about.com/b/2009/03/30/employee-free-choice-act-likely-dead-for-111th-congress.htm

  • Mrs. Smith

    Shadowfax
    January 19th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    That is good news and I’m glad I was part of the worthwhile protest.

    Dodd’s ad was bloody scary though…

  • Shadowfax

    Holy $hit, this is another comment on Ulsterman’s site about the eye blinking…and watching it, he is right…you can see it clearly around 47 seconds…
    Maybe that’s why the video is so poor in quality, could they try to hide how bad he looks and blinks?

    Chunkdog

    The blinking thing I find really strange. Last week I was watching Obama’s video conference in Iowa, and other than looking 20 years older, I also noticed the constant blinking. It was so annoying I couldn’t finish watching the video. Close-ups start about 47 seconds in.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/04/obama_to_iowa_dems_im_more_optimistic_about_change_than_in_2008.html

  • jeswezey

    Mrs Smith: I can see you’re really out to fix my wagon today. Is this what you call stalking another poster? It’s OK with me, anyway.

    I would thank you for correcting me about the powers of the President and Secretary of State regarding the Keystone pipeline, except that your explanation is unclear. It seems that it’s unclear to members of Congress too, as they intend to call Hillary in for an explanation. Also, I specifically remember Hillary being solicited several times on this subject in 2009 and wondered why the decision was up to her…

    Even if the original legislation placed the decision in the Secretary of State’s hands, as I said upthread, the President could certainly take matters into his own hands, which he has. This is atypical of Obama since he shuns decision-making as a rule. The only explanation I have for Obama breaking his own rule in this case is the explanation offered by your nemesis, turndownobama: that it is just a campaign ploy orchestrated to pull in some support from ecologists, and the decision can be reversed after the election. Please correct me with your more knowledgeable views, but spare me the accusations of misstatement and – worse – logic! It is only a hypothetical explanation.

    Concerning JanH, I know that my rants about Israel are a pain to her but the only statement I have made about Israel that I regret was when I called it an Apartheid society. I backtracked and now say it is like Separate But Equal, and that statement I do not regret.

    As for your conclusion that I’m not a Hillary supporter, forgive me, but I think you’re just looking to throw the worst imaginable insult at me on a PUMA site. Next you’ll be calling me a racist.

  • BASIL99

    moononpluto,

    Those pix are embarrassing. That’s the so-called leader of the free world? At Disneyland?

    :roll:

  • BASIL99

    shadowfax,

    I still say he has some medical condition.

  • nomobama

    turndownobama, I think you are incorrect. Marianne wants to paint Gingrich in a certain light, yet in doing so, she makes herself look like something less than stellar. She’ll deserve it as far as I am concerned. Even Ginrich’s daughter, if I remember correctly, was not berating her dad for his first divorce. Yet his mistress, and future Marianne can’t let it go. Ah, doesn’t that make you feel all empathetic with her? Hardly. What is it that they say about a woman scorned? Hillary4Texas, and Basil are correct. This is all bullshit to the 10th degree. The lamestreet media is behaving as expected, and I am happy that the admin keeps beating his/her drum in this regard. They want another 4 years of this schmuck. I want them all to crash and burn.

  • nomobama

    … future “wife” Marianne, that is.

  • Shadowfax

    jeswezey

    No to distract you from the political battle going on, but since you may know something about the CIA, when you have time, please go to a comment on Ulsterman’s site and let me know what you think of it. Mind control, puppet, etc…

    This is the name and time of the poster and it starts like this:

    Jimbo
    January 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Wayne Madsen, an independent investigative reporter, has a series of reports on Obama’s hidden background.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/01/18/white-house-insider-you-dont-ever-wanna-do-the-things-ive-done/#comments

  • Shadowfax

    BASIL99
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    moononpluto,

    Those pix are embarrassing. That’s the so-called leader of the free world? At Disneyland?

    ———–
    WTF Moment

    Talking to an empty Disneyland…cleaning all the tourists away so he can PROMOTE tourism?

  • BASIL99

    Newt skewers BO on Disneyland trip.




  • nomobama

    By the way, I think a Gingrich/Perry ticket with Sarah Palin in some significant position in a Gignrich administration sounds pretty darn good to me. Perry is also not a pushover. Gosh, I can envision the debates, and the fun to be had at the Democrat’s expense.

  • Mrs. Smith

    jeswezey
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Give it a rest- already. Address anyone you want to on this forum but me. I have only been writing daily here for 4 yrs and have consideration for the friends I have made over the course of time.

    Juxtaposing inflammatory comments to me ensuring I will respond is a thing of the past for you… afaic-

    Good day!

  • BASIL99

    WOW!

    That is some post by Jimbo.

    I second Shadowfax’s recommendation. All should check out that comment at Ulsterman.

    It’s about halfway down the page.

    background.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/01/18/white-house-insider-you-dont-ever-wanna-do-the-things-ive-done/#comments

  • Shadowfax

    nomobama

    By the way, I think a Gingrich/Perry ticket with Sarah Palin in some significant position in a Gignrich administration sounds pretty darn good to me. Perry is also not a pushover. Gosh, I can envision the debates, and the fun to be had at the Democrat’s expense.

    ——-
    Yup, that would make it better.

    Toss in Trump and Ron Paul and it will be a wild ride to take down Obama. ;-)

  • JanH

    I have to say that I can’t get over the idea that the repubs would be better than the dims.

    Surely there is a third option?

  • JanH

    Mrs. Smith,

    If you are home tonight, I will give you a call. ((hugs)) :)

  • turndownobama

    Even Ginrich’s daughter, if I remember correctly, was not berating her dad for his first divorce.

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

    The daughter is involved in his current campaign, and recently came out with a credible defense of Gingrich’s action in the ‘hospital bed’ divorce. Apparently Marianne is more or less replying to the daughter.

    I didn’t say she was ‘stellar’, just that a former wife is in a position to know many facts, and to have credibility of her own to protect. She’s not like some Paula Jones type. (And if she were trashy, that reflects on Gingrich for marrying her.)

  • JanH

    Chelsea Clinton: Schools key to fighting obesity

    Jan. 17, 2012

    Indian Wells —Championing her father’s cause, Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday touted local school systems as “precious valuable resources” in the fight to curb diabetes and childhood obesity.

    Clinton pointed out that the average student will spend 12,000 to 15,000 hours in school before graduating from high school, yet only a fraction get regular physical education and recess like she did when she attended public schools in Arkansas in the 1980s.
    “We now know unequivocally that diabetes — more than socioeconomic status, more than race, more than gender — is a larger hindrance on whether or not a kid will graduate from high school on time,” Clinton said.

    “This now is becoming not only a real public health threat but an existential question for who we are as a country and what we value.”
    Clinton, 31, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, moderated a nearly hour-long panel discussion on healthy schools as part of the Health Matters conference.

    The event was held at the Renaissance Esmeralda resort.
    Unlike her gregarious father, the notoriously guarded Clinton shared no personal stories during the event.

    Instead, she directed the questions that came in through Twitter and Facebook to the five other panelists.
    Clinton didn’t even chime in when someone asked about how children could motivate their parents to make healthier choices, even though the president has credited his daughter for inspiring his newfound vegan diet.

    The panelists also addressed low-cost ideas that could easily be implemented into the school day, including having students celebrate birthdays with 15 minutes of extra recess instead of cupcakes.

    “This generation of American children may just be the first ones to live sicker and die younger than the generations previous to them,” said Dwayne Proctor, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a Princeton, N.J.- based philanthropic organization.

    “By making this noise, we’re starting to see that a lot of folks are standing up and paying attention to this issue.”
    Clinton said she recently toured a Brooklyn school where students who do well on essays and spelling tests now get red apple stickers instead of gold stars.

    “I’ve thought a lot about that,” she told the crowd.

    “It’s something that seems rather banal, but actually conveys a really profound message: That your academic health relates to your physical health and mental health … and also that this is something that we value.”

    In addition to her work with the William J. Clinton Foundation, Clinton is pursuing a doctorate at Oxford University and is serving as a special correspondent for NBC News.

    She debuted on TV in December to mixed reviews. According to several reports, Clinton has not decided whether to stay with the network beyond her 90-day contract.

    http://www.mydesert.com/article/20120118/NEWS01/201180310/Chelsea-Clinton-Schools-key-fighting-obesity

  • Mrs. Smith

    The CNN video of Obama with white hair and the blinking has also been edited replacing what he originally said with new sentences near the beginning of the video.

    You hear a static break and the tone of his voice becomes a bit louder and clearer from there on..

  • Shadowfax

    JanH
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I have to say that I can’t get over the idea that the repubs would be better than the dims.

    Surely there is a third option?
    ——

    I think the general thought is ANYONE is better than Barry and there is no Dem running besides him right now. Hopes for a Hillary draft.

    Independents don”t have enough weight to have their own primary debates and have to jump in later in the year…hence opportunities for some Libertarians, Rep. forks that didn’t make it into the GOP nomination to jump in as Independents. IE: Trump, Paul, Johnson (I think that’s his name), possibly others like Sarah?

    Independents normally have a difficult time getting enough donations or votes to do more than damage one of the party candidates, giving the win to the other party.

  • jeswezey

    Shadowfax: “…please go to a comment on Ulsterman’s site and let me know what you think of it. Mind control, puppet, etc…” (CIA)
    ======

    I went to UM and looked around but found nothing about mind control or puppets. Maybe you could copy/paste the comment or tell me exactly where to find it?

    Off the top of my head, “puppet” definitely rings many bells concerning puppet governments, but maybe that’s not the kind of puppet you’re talking about.

    Before I go spouting off about mind control of individuals or groups, I’d really have to see the comments. Please direct me a little better.

  • JanH

    January 19, 2012

    Daniels to deliver GOP response to Obama

    WASHINGTON — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a popular fiscal conservative who flirted with a presidential bid, will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the selection of Daniels in a statement Thursday in which they praised his “solid record of effective government and fiscal responsibility.”

    Daniels provides the GOP with a onetime potential White House hopeful as a counterpoint to Obama in an election year heavily focused on the nation’s economic outlook. He also governs a state that Obama won in 2008, ending a long stretch of GOP wins in Indiana.

    “As governor, he has turned deficits into surplus, reformed government from top to bottom, and created a better environment for private sector job creation,” Boehner said in the statement.

    Daniels, a two-term Midwestern governor and former director of the White House budget office under President George W. Bush, had spent months considering a White House run. But he announced last May that he had decided against a bid out of concern over the impact on his wife and four daughters.

    McConnell called Daniels an “eloquent spokesman for limited government” and the “right choice to explain the challenges we face and to outline a hopeful, common-sense vision for moving America forward by growing the economy, not the national debt.”

    Last year, Republicans tapped incoming House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to deliver the GOP response.

    Daniels has tangled with Indiana Democrats over anti-union legislation and funds for Planned Parenthood.

    Indiana could become the first state in more than a decade to ban a requirement that workers pay union fees for representation, a move backed by Indiana House and Senate Republican leaders and, most recently, Daniels.

    Last year, Daniels signed legislation making Indiana the first state to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood for general health services, including cancer screenings.

    Daniels will speak after Obama’s address.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501368_162-57361820/daniels-to-deliver-gop-response-to-obama/#ixzz1jwNtYrQd

  • Shadowfax

    typos gone crazy…sorry. Typing with gloves on, it’s cold in my office with the heat on.

  • Shadowfax

    jeswezey here it is:

    Jimbo
    January 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Wayne Madsen, an independent investigative reporter, has a series of reports on Obama’s hidden background. Obama’s grandparents were connected to the CIA, and so was his mother, she was in Indonesia, and likely had CIA connections… After college Obama worked for a CIA front company connected to Henry Kissenger. Google it. Facinating reading and consistent with what is reported here.

    The CIA is known to be the “black bag job” arm of the Global elite — for historical context, think Iran-Contra and BCCI bank scandals, where CIA involvement in drugs, money, and blackmarket military arms trading are used to generate off-budget slush money, The CIA also acts to change regimes or bend regimes to the Global elite’s will and economic benefit, see Confessions of an Economic Hitman, by John Perkins. Also, see Libya and now Syria.

    That said: The episode in the hotel room is consistent with a drug induced mind-control state. The CIA has documented involvement in mind control experiments which involve drug induced states of consciousness that facilitate a course of conduct — say speech making in a Messianic style.

    Contrast that Denver acceptance speech with some of Obama’s stumbling non-telepromptor speeches or press conferences.

    The chanting may be a trigger technique to raise a pre-programed state of consciousness, sort of like hypnotic suggestion. Certainly, Obama’s demeanor both before and after being in the hotel room are consistent with this hypothesis: Before, being “carried in” and seemingly almost comatose, is consistent with being “crashed” after the drug(s) wear off; Obama’s demeanor after coming out is consistent with an altered state of consciousness induced by drugs — looking through the people he is shaking hands with and not having recognition of people he had been introduced to before.

    This all is consistent with Obama being a puppet for Globalist powers.

    Are Globalists capable of murder to silence people who could wreck their schemes?

    With billions of Dollars at stake? Even trillions of dollars at stake?

    And literally the future of world geopolitics at stake?

    I think everybody here already knows the answer.

    Please, Google Wayne Madsen’s series of reports on Obama’s CIA background.

    Put together Wall Street Insider’s concern about the Federal Reserve System, which is the money Temple of the Global elite, and Madsen’s report, and this report, and you start to see the picture of the monstrousness behind Obama.

    The best evidence is that Obama is literally a Manchurian Candidate, but not controlled by a foreign power, but by a transnational Global Elite that are based here in the United States, and also in other countries.

    They are not patriotic Americans, they are “beyond” America, beyond any Nation-State. They are Globalists and they mean no favor to the average American or the Constitutional Republic known as the United States of America.

    Obama is their puppet.

    This reported episode is physical proof of their techniques & machinations.

    Obama is a Trojan Horse sent by those who have no respect for America’s sovereignty and independence.

    I don’t think anybody who started reading this series of interviews from the beginning saw this turn of events and revelations coming.

    But there it is. Deal with it.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I should add to the above… the audio has been edited…

    JanH.. yes, I’ll be home.. Out running with Telly around the cul-de-sac has me inspired because of all the fresh air-

  • turndownobama

    Way to shoot yourselves in the foot, GOP!

    ============================
    WASHINGTON — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a popular fiscal conservative who flirted with a presidential bid, will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. [....]
    Last year, Daniels signed legislation making Indiana the first state to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood for general health services, including cancer screenings.
    Daniels will speak after Obama’s address.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501368_162-57361820/daniels-to-deliver-gop-response-to-obama/#ixzz1jwNtYrQd

  • nomobama

    Oooh, having Donald Trump in a Gingrich administration would be icing on the cake!

  • Shadowfax

    Just googling Wayne Madsen to see who he is and what’s us…looks like he wrote about Berry in the Men’s club in Chicago…and other things and then thinks he may be on Obama’s hit list…

    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/wayne-madsen-says-obama-wants-him-dead/

  • Shadowfax

    and what’s up

  • turndownobama

    I think the general thought is ANYONE is better than Barry and there is no Dem running besides him right now. Hopes for a Hillary draft.

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

    Apparently there is a challenger, this Darcy Richardson. A story was posted about him upthread.

  • Shadowfax

    nomobama
    January 19th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Oooh, having Donald Trump in a Gingrich administration would be icing on the cake!
    ——
    Yup, and Trump and Paul don’t like each other. ;-)
    Trump could be the negotiator in chief and Paul could slap the Federal Reserve around.

  • turndownobama

    Mrs. Smith
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    jeswezey
    January 19th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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

    Last I heard, y’all were going to start posting under each other’s names on Jan 17. ;-)

  • turndownobama

    Sadly, Ron Paul is probably a fantasy. Both sides would go after him, especially the Wall St Media.

  • Shadowfax

    Ron Paul can take the heat, but not sure if he can win or not.
    He has a great ground game and enthusiastic supporters, just how many is the question.

  • turndownobama

    Hm, maybe Paul should run for the Dem nomination. ;-)

  • admin

    Tough Newt attack on Romney:

  • BASIL99

    EXCELLENT anti-Bo ad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RQoNQW8Hu4g

    Freedom is coming – (from BO)

  • BASIL99

    Paul appeals to younger voters because he wants to legalize drugs. That’s it. He’s got some good ideas on the fed but his foreign policy is a disaster.

  • admin

    They are really worried about the book The Obamas. It leads them to go to Fantasyland:

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/01/obama-blames-press-for-his-cold-and-aloof-image-111489.html

    Obama blames press for his ‘cold and aloof’ image

  • ShortTermer

    BTW, and for the record, ObaMAO is at Fantasyland to ensure that he gets the vote of Mickey Mouse in 2012; you remember that Mickey Mouse voted in the 2008 primary, right?
    And as for the personal lives of candidates and politicians….there are no perfect men. Never have been. Never will be. But if you want to neut Newt for personal behavior, you must also, in turn, defend the morals of Jefferson, JFK, FDR, Teddy Kennedy,John Edwards, and all the other womanizers who have occupied elections and offices. Hell, Jimmy Carter, may never have cheated on his wife, but he sure as hell was not a good President…….just sayin.

  • turndownobama

    When Wikipedia ‘goes Galt’ … here’s a funny comment from D Kos:

    The sole argument Dodd has here is this, and I’m not kidding: You, internet websites, are engaged in an “abuse of power” by taking down your own websites. Only the MPAA gets to decide when to take down your websites.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/18/1056076/-Open-Thread-for-Night-Owls:-SOPA,-the-MPAA-and-Chris-Dodd?via=blog_1

    Well, Kos’s comment is more funny than fair, since what Dodd really accused Wikipedia of was ‘skewing the facts’.

  • jeswezey

    Shadowfax: OK thanks but I have to go now. I’ll look it over tomorrow. Bye

  • BASIL99

    Poor poor bammy. So misunderstood. Sniff.

    President Obama blames the press for creating the image that he’s aloof and disconnected from the rest of Washington, insisting in a new interview that he’s just more interested in spending time with his family than in exchanging pleasantries with strangers.

  • Shadowfax

    Bye Jeswezey

  • BASIL99

    :oops:

    Sorry, admin. Didn’t see your post.

  • moononpluto

    lol.

    Metaphor Alert: ‘Main Street USA will be Closed for the Duration of President Obama’s Time There’

    no kidding.

  • BASIL99

    Shorttermer,

    How dare you question the right of Mickey Mouse to vote! Better watch out. Some who overpost here might take exception to your clear discrimination against mice rights.

    :wink:

  • Shadowfax

    I like the Hucksters quote in the Newt video against Wilber…

    If a man’s dishonest running for a job, he will be dishonest at the job.

    —-
    Truer words were never spoken.

  • BASIL99

    moononp[luto.

    Saw that. What a complete idiot.

  • Shadowfax

    discrimination against mice rights

    ——–
    Don’t forget Nasty got stimulus $$ from her Barry to protect endangered rats/mice in SF area.

  • BASIL99

    shadowfax,

    Did you check the post at 2:20 that shows the workers in the King of Bain film talking about how their words had been taken out of context and they were not referring to Romney and Bain?

  • Shadowfax

    Nope, I will check it out Basil, thanks for the headsup.

  • moononpluto

    They may regret this, the kiddy voters wont like it.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/205209-feds-shutdown-file-sharing-site-megaupload

    The Justice Department seized Megaupload.com, one of the world’s most popular file-sharing sites, and several of its related sites on Thursday.

    Prosecutors charged seven employees of Megaupload with criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit racketeering and other charges.

    Each faces up to 55 years in prison.

  • Shadowfax

    BASIL99

    So the 28 minute hit piece was edited and misleading…….Newt had better come out and let people know this and apologize to Wilber for his PAC. The PAC should spend their money going after Barry.

  • rodeconn

    Just wanted to stop by with my new name…and say I made it thru the marriage, the honeymoon and no I wasn’t on the Italian cruise ship….LOL!

    So Perry is out and looks like its going to be Newt or Romney….well I could live with either…but sure would love to see Hillary debate Newt….what a show that would be….

    I will definitely have more time for politics…now that I have all my ducks in a row…LOL! confloyd

  • Shadowfax

    Have there always been this many GOP debates, or was I just never paying attention until 2012?

    Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King

    Rats, I will be going home at this time and thank God for Admin’s great reports.

  • BASIL99

    I don’t remember this number of primary debates with the repubs. I think there have been too many and I don’t understand why they’re letting bozo John King moderate another one after his last disaster.

    :shaking head:

  • Shadowfax

    Yea, King is terrible…and to think, I used to like him before the world turned upside down.

  • turndownobama

    But if you want to neut Newt for personal behavior, you must also, in turn, defend the morals of Jefferson, JFK, FDR,

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

    I haven’t heard that any of those, or BC, threw over and replaced their wives. They just fooled around on the side, which is a different matter.

    More important, was Gingrich’s ‘hypocrisy’. Actually what Gingrich did — impeaching Bill while he was doing worse himself — was worse than just hypocrisy. It almost rose to the level of insanity.

  • JanH

    hmmm…

    New York Times Writer Goes to Israel, Declares His Ambivalence About Judaism, Visits a Few Churches, Gets Drunk, Leaves

    January 19, 2012

    You have to read it to believe it.

    In a travel piece that ran last Friday in The New York Times, writer Matt Gross visits Israel for the first time, a country, he says that was always at the bottom of his priority list.

    …This surprised friends and mildly annoyed my parents, who had visited quite happily. As a Jew, especially one who travels constantly, I was expected at least to have the Jewish state on my radar, if not to be planning a pilgrimage in the very near future. Tel Aviv, they’d say, has wonderful food!

    But to me, a deeply secular Jew, Israel has always felt less like a country than a politically iffy burden.

    For decades I’d tried to put as much distance between myself and Judaism as possible, and the idea that I was supposed to feel some connection to my ostensible homeland seemed ridiculous. Give me Montenegro, Chiapas, Iran even. But Israel was like Christmas: something I’d never do….

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the future of American Jewry! Gross is an internationalist, a cosmopolitan. Anything or anywhere that reminds him less of himself is far more fascinating than Israel, the only country that reminds him he is a Jew.

    He does see a few synagogues and dallies with putting on tefillin, but a visit to the Western Wall is strangely absent from his article. He did find a few churches he liked, however.

    …Nearby lay the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, now my favorite church in the world. Built at the very end of the 19th century, it is impossibly elegant and spare, all pale gray stone arches, with almost no ornamentation aside from small, jagged, brightly colored stained-glass windows. Several times I returned to the church just to ogle its curves, and once to attend Sunday-morning services — in unfamiliar Arabic…

    He leaves the Old City to find modern Jerusalem. He writes that West Jerusalem reminds him of a “forgotten city in California populated entirely by Jews.”

    But then, no, it’s too good to be true.

    …But as I wandered around I could sense that this image was, in many ways, a facade. I was not in California. The low beige buildings of Arab East Jerusalem covered the hills in the near distance, and on clear days I could see the sinuous, ominous wall separating Israel from the West Bank…

    Yes, the security barrier that prevents Palestinian terrorists from murdering Jews is disturbing. But the sensitive Gross is even more shocked by what comes next:

    …Closer up, other differences became apparent. Sometimes only a block from Jaffa Street — one of the first neighborhoods built just outside the Old City in the 19th century, now a center of dining and night life — the streets suddenly turned Orthodox, with hardly an uncovered head in sight. One area, Mea Shearim, was festooned with signs warning visitors, in English and Hebrew, “Please do not pass through our neighborhood in immodest clothes.” My dark sweater, I was sure, was modest, but without a yarmulke, I felt like an interloper. What was I doing there anyway?…

    “Sometimes only a block from Jaffa Street.” You mean they let Orthodox Jews live so close to Jaffa Street? What could Israel possibly be thinking? Shouldn’t they be living in a ghetto or something?

    Gross ends his brief tour by clubbing on Shabbat and sharing his feelings of Jewish alienation with a fellow Canadian traveler. Gosh, isn’t it hard to be an unaffilated, uninterested, secular American Jew?

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/new-york-times-israel.php

  • rgb44hrc

    admin, at the top, you wrote:

    Yesterday the nearly defunct, certainly moribund Occupy Wall Street circus held it’s Winter festival called “Occupy Congress.” This long planned occupation was a total flop. Thousands upon thousands were expected and planned for. A few motley hundreds showed up.
    &&&&&&&&&

    Notice how msnbc’s correspondent put the best spin possible on the measly numbers:

    By Miranda Leitsinger, msnbc.com

    Hundreds of protesters gathered on a grassy knoll in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday for an Occupy Congress protest, bringing the nationwide protest movement to the steps of the country’s legislative branch.

    [snip]

    The numbers of people had not yet reached the thousands expected by demonstrators who helped organize the event, though many of the larger events — such as a march by the three branches of government — were scheduled for later in the day.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&

    Good one, Miranda. So….how was it later in the day??

    Now if it was the Tea Party, here’s how Miranda would have covered it:

    Hundreds of protesters gathered on a grassy knoll in front of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday for Tea Party protest, bringing the spectable of a so-called “nationwide protest movement” to the steps of the country’s legislative branch.

    The numbers of people had not yet reached the thousands expected by demonstrators who helped organize the event, underscoring what a JOKE the Tea Party is.

    The motley crew were hostile and shouted misogynistic and racist comments, although none were recorded. I heard there was some kerfuffle about racist signs, but they must have disposed of the evidence before we got here.

  • Mrs. Smith

    EXCELLENT anti-Bo ad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RQoNQW8Hu4g
    ____________

    Yup, I hope this ad is replayed a million times nationwide-

  • admin

    Welcome back to the States Confloyd (Rodeconn). We thought you would love the Perry departure. Next one that has to go … The Boob.

  • Shadowfax

    rodeconn

    Glad I saw admins post or I would have missed you confloyd with your new name.
    Congratulations and welcome back.

  • rodeconn

    Thanx…everyone…looks like I’m back in the nik of time….well I agree tbe boob must go….the pipeline decision is just stupid….he’s catering to the ultra-left and the kids….next he’ll legalize Pot in California.

  • rodeconn

    Big cutbacks here….hope I’m still employed after tomorrow….its really getting scary…

  • admin

    NEW ARTICLE IS UP.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I should mention regarding the CA pipeline:

    The news showed environmentalists as mostly teens and young people protesting the environmental damage caused by the Canadian pipeline running North to South to Texas with some head of an environmental activist group last few words stating the damage would occur to farmers.

    When have the environmentalists ever cared about farmers? Monsanto has done a stellar job of cornering the heirloom seed market patenting the seeds so farmers can’t use them forced to buy Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds that do not reproduce seed for the following year.




  • jeswezey

    Shadowfax
    January 19th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    “Jimbo
    January 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm”

    The commenter has pertinent reliable information and, in my opinion, has connected the dots very well.

    CIA investigation of mind control techniques has gone on since the 1960s. I have no specifics on it, it seems that jumbo does.

    The allegation that the CIA is an arm of a globalist elite holds for some higher-ups in the agency. George H.W. Bush was a member of Skull & Bones, which is a globalist elite organization, and he was head of the CIA.

    It all fits, as jumbo says.

    Also, thanks for finding the article about Feinstein’s negative vote. More dots connected.

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