Psycho Killer Barack Obama Beaten Senseless By Mitt Romney

Update We’re not the only ones praising the end of whine for the much better show of fight. Hooray for the latest Videos: Romney on the attack after Obama’s “You didn’t build that” remark.

The excerpts are below. The full speech is here:



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Psycho Killer Son of Sam was a postal worker. He achieved a great deal of notoriety with the government’s help by using government built roads and drawing a government paycheck. Do we blame the government for Son of Sam the killer? By Barack Obama’s logic Son of Sam did not get to his exalted position on the top ten list of most wanted alone. The government got him there.



After a week of whining (we hate whining) Mitt Romney went after Barack Obama’s declarations of who gets credit for what:



Oops, sorry. That wasn’t Romney. That was an anti-Romney ad. However in real life the star of that pro-Obama SuperPac ad, Donnie Box, thinks Obama is a jerk:

The star of a pro-Obama super PAC ad is speaking out against … President Barack Obama.

“I could really care less about Obama,” Donnie Box says of President Obama, according to In These Times. “I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn’t done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn’t do a damn thing. He doesn’t have the guts to say what’s on his mind.”

Hurray for Donnie Box! Here’s Mitt Romney, hitting his stride, going after Obama’s latest bit of ugliness:

“What the president said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a president of the United States. It goes to something I’ve spoken about from the beginning of the campaign. That this election is to a great degree about the soul of America. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government, or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build their future?”



Good for Mitt for expanding the critique to those who try to lift themselves up via hard work. As we noted during the 2007/2008 primaries Obama appears to disdain hard work. Obama attacked Hillary when she extolled hard work as necessary for real change. But Barack Obama, the man child who voted present so often, attacked hard working Hillary Clinton and even hard working small town America.

Hard work by individuals to fulfill their dreams is an essential ingredient to success. Yes some individuals are born rich and they can, if they so choose, be lazy and be trust fund babies who join Occupy Wall Street. But usually the route to success is hard work. As to the question of whether the rich do benefit more from government roads and government largesse than middle and working class Americans the answer is yes, they do. That’s why we have a progressive income tax that takes a bit more from those that benefit more.

Romney is not alone in his rejection of anti-hard work Barack Obama. The NRCC hits Obama over small-business comments too:



It’s a good ad. It’s a good ad because it makes an argument. It’s a good ad because it contains an audio track that contradicts the Obama audio. More of this type of ad and no more of the very clever ads that play Obama audio/video but fail to contradict the Obama claims in an audible manner, please.

The Daily Mail writes about how important it is to refute Obama’s latest revelatory comments on small business:

“The inflammatory campaign speech comments underline the extent to which Obama believes that the state rather than ordinary citizens create jobs and wealth.

They highlight a key contrast with Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, who is preaching a message of wealth creation by individuals and reinvigorating the private sector.

Andrea Saul, spokeswoman for Romney, told Fox News that the remarks ‘reflect just how unqualified he is to lead us to a real economic recovery’ and were ‘ insulting to the hardworking entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and job creators who are the backbone of our economy.

The RNC noted Barack Obama’s hypocrisy:



Obama’s sense of America and his “stewardship” of America might be one major reason why Americans Joining Disability Now Outpacing Americans Finding Jobs.

It’s not only that Obama has a different idea of how small businesses and even big businesses are created and operated. It’s that Barack Obama is a liar and a hypocrite:

“President Obama has accused Mitt Romney of raking in profits from investing in companies that ship American jobs overseas, but according to his most recent financial disclosure, he and First Lady Michelle Obama have hundreds of thousands of dollars in a mutual fund that has large holdings in corporations that outsource jobs.

“(Romney) invested in companies that have been called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing,” Obama said at a Saturday campaign event in Glen Allen, Va. “I don’t want a pioneer in outsourcing. I want some insourcing.”

But Obama’s own portfolio shows a willingness to invest in American corporations that have shifted employment overseas. [snip]

The point in this is not to say outsourcing is wrong. Corporations are supposed to maximize profits for shareholders. But Obama’s own portfolio shows that despite his heated rhetoric, he makes investment decisions without regard to whether companies are outsourcing.”

Mitt Romney allies need to point out Barack Obama’s hypocrisies and lies. In ads. With audio.

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500 thoughts on “Psycho Killer Barack Obama Beaten Senseless By Mitt Romney

  1. …just add this to the list of O failures and theft of our treasury…

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/seton-motley/2012/07/17/media-fail-chevy-volt-makes-gm-no-money-costs-taxpayers-hundreds-thous

    snip…

    But wait – there’s so much more.

    (A)dd $240 million in Energy Department grants doled out to G.M. last summer, $150 million in federal money to the Volt’s Korean battery supplier, up to $1.5 billion in tax breaks for purchasers and other consumer incentives, and some significant portion of the $14 billion loan G.M. got in 2008 for “retooling” its plants, and you’ve got some idea of how much taxpayer cash is built into every Volt.

    snip…

    The Press has for the most part failed to mention how pathetic this “second-best sales month” actually is. And even when one Dinosaur does, the unwarranted enthusiasm is palpable.

    GM sells 1760 Volts in June, double from 2011

    Wow. Huge number.

    The Press also fails to put this pathetic tally in perspective.

    The Chevy Cruze is basically a Volt without the dead-weight, flammable 400-lb. electric battery. Which makes it $17,000, rather than the Volt’s $41,000.

    Chevy in June sold 18,983 Cruzes – more than ten times the number of Volts. And that’s down 1/3 from last June’s 24,648.

    But that feeble Volt tally has the Press all revved up.

    And speaking of the Volt’s ridiculous $41,000 sticker price:

    According to multiple GM executives there is little or no profit being made on each Volt built at a present cost of around $40,000. Furthermore, the $700 million of development that went into the car has to be recouped.

    Get that? GM makes “little or no profit” on the Volt.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/seton-motley/2012/07/17/media-fail-chevy-volt-makes-gm-no-money-costs-taxpayers-hundreds-thous#ixzz20vSPTUjQ

  2. YES, AUDIO, please! in Romney ads. The videos in this post are fantastic. Romney sounds great. I hope someone can post a link to all of it.

  3. In a heartfelt comment early this morning on the other thread, I said innovators and entrepreneurs are the cornerstone of this country. I am glad to see Romney repeat that sentiment. Say it often, say it loud.

  4. BASIL99
    July 17th, 2012 at 7:49 pm
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    good one Basil…

    Johnsmart said it best…O is an A——! no doubt about it

  5. That msnbc link is an ad for Obama; and features Snidley, what’s his last name? The video that follows shows the boys but it emphasizes that four of the boys did not want him to run again; said he felt he had to run, gave it his best shot, essentially they did not want you, so move on. I wish I had not gone there; broke my record for boycotting MostlyShitNothingButCommunism.

  6. Agree, the videos are short and disappointing (why would we expect more from MSNBC). The boys were against it because they didn’t want to the Chicago thugs to go after him, their mom, and them (they explained on Conan and the assholes at MSNBC probably cut all of it). But anyway, those guys are a joy to see.

  7. I was in Salt Lake City on July 4th last year and talked to a guy who had lived there for the last 20+ years (an immigrant like me). We were talking why or how they (Utahans) were doing better economically. His reasoned opinion (the conversation was long but the gist of it) was that most in the state are entrepreneurs, disproportionately so — they take risks and build businesses and then we wondered why taht would be. One thing that emerged was the support of the family and the extended family they have. There was a confidence that if things didn’t work out, that they had family and friends who would help them back on their feet. I like that and I see that wholesomeness in Romney and his family. Hopefully people all over would come to that same conclusion before Nov.

  8. Absolutely adorable.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/17/lemonade-lessons-small-ones-sour-on-obama-small-biz-advice/

    A pair of sisters who run a thriving lemonade stand in Texas beg to differ with President Obama’s message that entrepreneurs “didn’t get there on your own,” and several grownups who groom the next generation of small business owners say the kids are right.

    Clara Sutton, 7, and little sister Eliza, 4, started CoolBlast Lemonade in their suburban Houston neighborhood, and quickly generated business brisk enough to bring on another employee, younger brother Eirik. Their father said the kids have gotten a business education right out in front of their home under the watchful eyes of their parents — but with no help from the government.”


  9. Re: pm317
    July 17th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Disappointing? No, disgusting. That is why we boycot MSNBC……..because they are an arm of His campaign; nothing for us there. Vile, disgusting, irrational, loons who have tingles up their legs reside there.

  10. Hey, what do you want me to do? I didn’t think clearly enough before I linked it because I was thinking about the content and Romney’s boys. If I could delete that comment like we could on some other forum I would. You had a choice not to go there.

  11. Are the dems really going to be stupid enough to rename the Bank of America stadium the “Panther’s stadium”??

    as in the “black panther” stadium???

    are they going to keep out people from coming in there also?? are they going to ID people before they let them in??

  12. Honestly, how the hell does a man who no one has heard of, have no people to vouch for him, seems to hate this country and its very foundation, has all this sketchy history, become the president?

    A manchurian man if there ever was.

    The marxist loser doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism, but believes in his own exceptionalism… that tells me everything I need to know about this chicago jerk!

  13. Whatever his intentions or provocations, Obama is now engaged in partisan polarization on an industrial scale. His campaign’s latest round of Bain charges is not politics as usual. It is the accusation of criminal impropriety — the filing of false government documents — without real evidence, as various fact-checking outfits have attested. Obama’s recent attack ad, “Firms,” reflects the sensibilities of a particularly nasty 13-year-old. It is difficult to imagine most Americans saying: “That is just what American politics most needs — more juvenile viciousness.”

    These are not excesses; they are the essence of Obama’s current political strategy. He is attempting to destroy Romney before Romney can define himself, while using a series of issues — the mini-DREAM Act, voting rights and contraceptive controversies — to excite his base. The approach is not politically irrational. But it is premised on the avoidance of issues such as unemployment and the deficit. And it leaves little room for complaints about the brokenness of Washington.

    Will this strategy succeed? So far, it hasn’t seemed to change the fundamental dynamics of the race, which remains both very close and remarkably stable. Negative charges usually work when they have the ring of truth, and Romney — though he has his weaknesses as a candidate — does not fit the part of a sleazy businessman or a Nixonian liar.

    But these tactics do have an effect on politics. The most partisan Democrats are encouraged and empowered. The most partisan Republicans gain an excuse for the next step of escalation. This is the nature of polarization: Both sides feel victimized, which becomes a justification to cross past limits and boundaries. Neither side feels responsible for the problem, while both contribute to it.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/07/17/our_politics_of_polarization_114810.html

  14. this ignorant punk is the president of this country?
    Have we ever had such an ignorant smug po$ in the WH? He seems to be so proud of his arrogance and ignorance.

    http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/07/16/obama-doodles-during-important-international-meetings

    “President Obama isn’t always paying attention during those major international summits. Instead he’s doodling.

    The president admitted it himself during an interview Friday with WJLA, bragging that when it comes to his drawing skills he’s “pretty good” and enjoys sketching all sorts of things.

    Sometimes when I’m in a big important international meeting and you see me writing stuff down it might be that I’m just drawing some folks,” he said.”

  15. Tim, I stopped giving them and NPR money long before 2008 election.. I couldn’t stand their uppity attitude.

  16. pm317
    July 17th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    well, me too, I stopped giving NPR money in 2008, but I have been giving PBS some donations, that’s it, not a penny more from me anymore, and I’m telling them why.

  17. Damn! the small business owner on Greta is speaking for me! She said, he fundamentally does not believe in America.

  18. any of you from Texas think its in play this year? I would venture a guess that the likelyhood of TX seceding is more likely than it ever going to Barry Soetero.


  19. Not a fan of Alan Greenspan, but I wonder what his wife, Andres Mitchell, thinks of him slamming her Messaih Barry..


  20. Once again, I am way behind on reading the thread, but I almost lost it when I read the title of this thread…”Psycho-killer Barack Obama…”

    admin, you and all of us must have a FBI file on this one. 😉

  21. jbstonesfan
    July 17th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    The problem is that MSM is not covering Romney , except for the Bain
    crap.
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    Bahhumbug again jbstonesfan?

  22. “Once again, I am way behind on reading the thread, but I almost lost it when I read the title of this thread…”Psycho-killer Barack Obama…”

    admin, you and all of us must have a FBI file on this one. 😉 ”

    LOL!

  23. because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia,

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    Smoking before Indonesia? Not likely, since he was under 6 at the time, iirc. Sununununu might better check his facts.

  24. jbstonesfan
    July 17th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    The problem is that MSM is not covering Romney , except for the Bain
    crap.
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    Fortunately, they do not control the chessboard any longer.

    In this case, they tried to set a trap for Romney and he refused to fall for it.

    Therefore they ignore him to get even.

    Therefore, he should ignore them when they ask him to agree to debate on their network.

    He should tell them that since all they want to cover is Obama, Romneys’ presence of their debate would seem superflous.

    They can still hold the debate without him. Since Obama has been on opposite sides of every issue, he can simply debate with himself.

    And then, their dwindling audience can have double the pleasure, double the fun as they watch him call himself a liar, evade the queestion, preach and get caught up in his underwear.

    Then they can do a focus group and find out which Obama won.

  25. Gage me with a spoon! I think ACE got it wrong though. I think that the message is that the fraud is a messiah, all things to all people, and we must re elect him to be saved, again, in 2012. Sorry, I think I just threw up…
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    “The Obama Effect”: Not a Parody

    Okay when I first watched this trailer I thought it was just a fairly lame SNL attempt at parody but nooooo…it’s for reals – as in people are actually going to the theater tonight and paying money to see it without men with guns or kidnapped children in vans down by the river being involved.

    Charles Dutton wrote and directed this movie where he plays man in his 50’s who has a heart attack and then develops a obsessive man-crush on the presidential candidate, Barack Obama. He dedicates his entire life to Obama’s campaign but then realizes – thanks to the guidance of Saint Obama – that he’s also neglected his family and friends. Luckily thanks again to the ‘Obama Effect’ he gets his life back on the right path just as Obama sweeps to glorious victory in the 2008 election.

    Yep there’s 83 more minutes of maudlin agit-prop where this came from. Even Twilight-loving Mrs. Justin Bieber-signature-practicing middle-school fan girls would find this movie just a bit heavy handed. And before you watch the trailer below be sure and read King Shamus’ epic take-down of it here.

    Oh and the black Republican character is supposed to be an over-the-top caricature but I’m betting that a movie about him would have been a lot more entertaining, interesting and profitable as well.

    According to this movie Democrats quit their jobs, have uncontrollable man-crushes on their presidential candidates and annoy their neighbors. In the meantime, Republicans get to be rich and have a lot of sex. Was the script written by Ralph Nader?
    Conclusion: What is the point of “The Obama Effect”? Seriously, what story is this flick supposed to tell? I think everybody knows Obama won the 2008 election. We needed a feature length motion picture to fill us in on that?
    …Apparently “The Obama Effect” means people should sacrifice their time, money and livelihood so that their dreamy puppy-dog crush can live in a nice house and rule over us all in an imperious fashion.

    If that’s the case, then we’ve all been living The Obama effect for the last three years, whether we wanted to or not.

    Of course as a convicted felon Charles Dutton couldn’t actually vote for Obama himself in 2008 so I guess this movie falls under fantasy-prop as well.


  26. A pair of sisters who run a thriving lemonade stand in Texas beg to differ with President Obama’s message that entrepreneurs “didn’t get there on your own,”

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    Oh, come on. No help from their parents? Free rent on the location, free help setting up the booth, etc etc.

    And did Obama really specify ‘help from the government’? Not sfair.

  27. I really like the last line in the story…
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    Catch Of The Decade
    —Andy

    Sorry to bump out that feel-good video in the down-page post about the armed robbers in the Internet cafe getting shot, but it can’t hold a candle to this one.

    A New York City bus driver says he was thinking of his own young daughter when he rushed to catch a 7-year-old girl plunging three stories from a Brooklyn building Monday.
    “Please let me catch her, please let me catch her,” Stephen St. Bernard, 52, recalled thinking. “That’s all I could say. Let me catch the little baby.”

    God bless you, Mr. St. Bernard.

    And before anyone goes passing judgment asking “where the f**k were the parents?” let me just say that, as the parent of an autistic child probably not too different than this one, when they get it in their mind to do something they’re quick about it.

    All you parents out there, imagine having a 7 year-old toddler. For the rest of you, that means a child you have to pay constant attention to who has no innate sense of danger. It’s very difficult to do this 24/7/365 year-in, year-out.

    On a related note, this seems like a good time to apologize again to the neighbor at the vacation house we were in a couple of weeks ago who sprinted out her back door when she spotted my little guy running across their yard headed to the pool. I had him. I really did.

    Also, as a side note to all the Paterno/Penn State apologists out there: this is how decent, honorable people respond when they see a child in danger.

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  28. tim
    July 17th, 2012 at 8:48 pm
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    Cute kids, Tim. But I do worry what will happen to them when Obama gets wind of it. At a minimum, he will:

    1. eat the dog

    2. tax the children

    3. enact a new stimulus and send the money they have earned overseas, as directed by his crony capitalist contributors.

  29. http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/11/chevy-volt-gets-equivalent-of-93-mpg-but/

    The electric battery has an official range of 35 miles. When you’re driving solely on electric power, you’ll get the equivalent of 93 mpg combined city and highway.

    “Most consumers will be driving during the day, charging at night and driving gas-free for most of their daily driving needs,”
    [….]
    If you never charge the battery and only drive around using the gasoline engine to generate electricity, you’ll get 37 mpg combined city and highway. But no one expects Volt owners not to charge the battery — something the EPA says will take four hours at 240 volts. The whole point of a plug-in hybrid (yes, the Volt is a plug-in hybrid) is to plug it in. That’s where things get a bit tricky when you’re looking at the EPA window sticker (.jpg).

    If you drive 45 miles between charges, meaning you’re doing about 10 miles with the gasoline assist, you’ll get 168 mpg. Drive 60 miles between charges and you’re looking at 89 mpg. Drive 75 miles between charges and you can expect 69 mpg. Of course, the typical driver will go all kinds of distances between charges, and the EPA’s got a number for that, too: 60 mpg equivalent “combined composite.”

  30. Surprise from AP actually covering this story:

    http://news.yahoo.com/arpaio-obama-birth-record-definitely-fraudulent-010211250.html?_esi=1

    PHOENIX (AP) — Investigators for an Arizona sheriff’s volunteer posse have declared that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is definitely fraudulent.

    Members of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s posse said in March that there was probable cause that Obama’s long-form birth certificate released by the White House in April 2011 was a computer-generated forgery.

    Now, Arpaio says investigators are positive it’s fraudulent.

    Mike Zullo, the posse’s chief investigator, said numeric codes on certain parts of the birth certificate indicate that those parts weren’t filled out, yet those sections asking for the race of Obama’s father and his field of work or study were completed.

    Zullo said investigators previously didn’t know the meaning of codes but they were explained by a 95-year-old former state worker who signed the president’s birth certificate. Zullo said a writer who published a book about Obama’s birth certificate and was aiding investigators let them listen in on an interview he conducted of the former state worker.

    The Obama campaign declined to comment on Arpaio’s allegations.

    The Arizona Democratic Party said in a statement that Arpaio’s investigation is intended to draw attention away from problems within his own agency, such as hundreds of sex-crime cases that the sheriff’s office failed to adequately investigate over a three-year period.

    So-called “birthers” maintain Obama is ineligible to be president because, they contend, he was born in Kenya.

    Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama’s citizenship, and state officials did again Tuesday.

    “President Obama was born in Honolulu and his birth certificate is valid,” Joshua A. Wisch, a special assistant to Hawaii’s attorney general, said in a statement. “Regarding the latest allegations from a sheriff in Arizona, they are untrue, misinformed, and misconstrue Hawaii law.”

    Wisch also said that “not only are Hawaii’s vital records some of the best managed, but they also have some of the strongest restrictions on access to prevent identity theft and fraud.”

    Obama released a copy of his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to quell citizenship questions.

    Courts have rebuffed lawsuits over the issue.

  31. Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics thinks Romney should pick Chris Christie:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/07/17/in_campaign_brawl_romney_needs_the_big_gun_114822.html

    Four years later, however, Obama is the one who has come out with guns blazing. His campaign has waged a two-month-long, $100 million assault against Mitt Romney in key swing states around the country. Obama’s team stepped up the attack last week by insinuating that Romney committed a felony, and now the president, his staff, and his surrogates are stubbornly sticking to the argument that Romney lied about the length of his tenure at Bain Capital, even though that charge has been refuted by a number of media organizations and even Obama supporters who work at Bain.

    Mitt Romney is getting a taste of the Chicago Way. It remains to be seen just how effective these attacks have been, though some, like Joe Klein, believe the presumptive GOP nominee has been crippled by them, while RCP political analyst Sean Trende — and others — point out that despite the onslaught the race remains as close as it’s ever been. Still, it’s become clear that Obama and his team are willing to do or say whatever is necessary to try and make this election a choice between the two men and not a referendum on the president’s first term in office.

    Romney might want to keep this in mind as he selects a running mate. Rumors are swirling that he’ll will make a decision soon — perhaps as early as this week. There are also published reports that Romney has narrowed his short list down to three choices: Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, and Bobby Jindal. [snip]

    The conventional wisdom is that Christie is too aggressive and too much of a loose cannon to be Romney’s running mate. A video of Christie challenging a random heckler at the Jersey Shore went viral last week and is already becoming a classic on YouTube.

    The scene was largely viewed within political circles as a prime example of why Christie would make a problematic running mate. But after getting knocked around himself for the last two weeks, Romney might be inclined toward a more favorable view of Christie’s combativeness.

    Obviously, there’s a risk in picking someone as blunt and unscripted as Christie. But the upside is far more significant, especially when viewed against of all of Romney’s “safer choices.” Christie is the person with the stature, the verbal skills, and the star power needed to drive the national narrative in Romney’s favor by taking on Obama and his other favorite hobby horse, the national media.

    Although Christie has said he’d take Romney’s call, he seems fairly convinced that it won’t be coming. “As I’ve said all along, I don’t expect to be asked because, I don’t know, do I look like a vice president?” Christie said yesterday when asked again whether he would be picked.

    The answer to that question, in a word, is no: Christie looks like an enforcer. But that’s what Romney needs.

  32. There are some indications that Obama and his Chicago thugs are finally starting to scare the horses. The fact that an outfit as dishonest as Associated Press is reporting on the fraudulent birth certificate document, something they would have ridiculed a year ago, is one indication. The fact that an NBC who has been caught several times manufacturing false evidence and engaging in character assassination on behalf of Obama would question the negative tone of the Obama campaign. Since these people are not journalists in any sense of the term, the explanation for this sudden change must lie elsewhere. I believe it reflects a growing discomfort with Obama, and a vague notion that if he does something destructive, the American People will pursue retribution against the big media people who put him in there. Personally, I doubt that will happen. On the other hand, who knows. It depends on how bad things get. All I can say for sure is if an employee of NBC, CNN or ABC were drowning, I would not throw them a life ring. That is how I feel about those people. And I rather suspect that I am not alone. To put it bluntly, this is not about politics. It is about a group of people who are hell bent on destroying this country. And that is the rub.

    It makes no difference really, because the dirty work they did in electing him and destroying his opponents, and their cover-up of his crimes in office has already been factored into their stock price by millions of Americans, who are no longer interested in listening to them, but it is noteworthy.

  33. I have a feeling that Big Media is getting a little spooked as to the direction Obama is taking perhaps they finally feel threatened enough to question, perhaps they sense Romney is going to be President and need to change the tone so as they don’t get shafted. Big Money is going with Romney. I’ve always said watch where the money goes and if it goes to Romney expect a shift in tone.

  34. We are supposed to be a nation of laws. And yet, Obama and his people are serial law breakers, starting with the Constitution, and Bill of Rights. The message this sends to the American People is that if the President can break the laws with impunity then we can too. There remains a distinct possiblity that Obama will win–he is 63 electoral votes ahead at this point according to Rove. But the only way he will win in November is through massive cheating. In that case, I suspect there will be a rebellion, and Obama will suppress it with violence. What he will lose in the process will be any sense of a mandate. He does not care about that however because at heart he is a dictator. But that will only lead to further escalation, including a tax holiday on April 15. In the end, Obama will face the same dilemma as the Nazis did in Occupied Europe. Normally this would not happen. But in this case we are dealing with a sick man, therefore that which seems impossible suddenly become possible, and what seemed possible now seems likely. I have been worried about this scenario, and whether anyone could stop him.

  35. So far, no one in the political structure has been ready willing and able to stop him. It is not him per se–he is a wimp. It is the totalitarian machine that backs him. I had expected Chief Justice Roberts to stop him in one area, but Roberts turned out to be a moral coward. It would be interesting to watch, if we did not have so much riding on this. The downsides here are horendous.

  36. moononpluto
    July 18th, 2012 at 2:59 am
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    Right on Moon. I think there is an inflection point in the Georgetown narrative which has been blind loyalty to Obama. I just want them to know that they will be held personally accountable, and no last minute pirouette, or accidental lapse into journalism will save them from the consequences of what they have done to this country. The conflict between what is good for Washington and what is good for the American People is now an irreconcilable one. This is why Jay Cost lives 300 miles from Washington. He believes that with low gdp growth as far as he can see ahead the days of the Washinton elite are numbered. Their economy is destined to collapse.

  37. I think what they are worrying about is being seen as accomplices in his sociopathic schemes and dirty politics. They should worry, because they are seen that way by millions of Americans. And for good reason. Not for nothing did the head of MSNBC say we are part of the Obama adminstration, insiders, etc. This was confirmed by the former moderator of the show The Young Turks.

  38. Speaking of Nazis, Angela Merkel took a trip to the south of France. She checked in at a small up scale hotel. The clerk noticed she as German. He asked her a series of questions as he filled out the application form. Occupation? he asked. No she replied. We are just visiting.

  39. The electric battery has an official range of 35 miles. When you’re driving solely on electric power, you’ll get the equivalent of 93 mpg combined city and highway.
    **********
    But what about the energy consumed to make the electricity?

  40. From last thread:

    his baldly stated conviction that everyone owes everything to government,

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    Naw, it’s five rogues in buckram, and counting.

  41. But what about the energy consumed to make the electricity?

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

    Electricity comes from many sources: some of them renewable and non-polluting.

  42. The electric battery has an official range of 35 miles. When you’re driving solely on electric power, you’ll get the equivalent of 93 mpg combined city and highway.
    =============
    Electricity comes from many sources: some of them renewable and non-polluting.
    =============
    True but only a small portion of it on average. It remains a free-ride on the system. Plus, if it were possible to move to an all electric fleet the renewables would be totally overwhelmed.

  43. tim
    July 17th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    Are the dems really going to be stupid enough to rename the Bank of America stadium the “Panther’s stadium”??

    as in the “black panther” stadium???

    ——————————————————————————

    i really think it is the dem’s trying to avoid the evil bank of america corporate link, opposed to the NFL carolina panthers team who play there.

    regardless, the dems are a bunch of losers, period.

  44. we could run all the cars in the US on the gas and hot air coming from Obama and Biden alone for decades.

  45. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/18/us-compton-idUSBRE86H09U20120718

    The City of Compton, a city of 93,000 people located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, must decide by September 1 whether to seek bankruptcy, according to its two most senior financial officials.

    Such a move would see it join a growing number of deficit-hobbled California cities that have used the filing to restructure onerous debt loads.

    Compton, which has an accumulated $43 million deficit and has depleted what had been a $22 million reserve, will run out of cash to make its payroll on September 1 at its current cash consumption rate, city comptroller Steven Ajobiewe told the city council during a July 17 meeting.

    “I have $3 million in the bank and $5 million in warrants due in the next 10 to 12 days,” said city treasurer Doug Sanders. “By then, the council will have a decision to make: don’t pay the bonds, default on them, or have a serious talk about bankruptcy.”

    The city council adjourned at 11 pm without discussing a potential bankruptcy filing.

    ………………………………

    California looks in such a mess.

  46. tim

    on second thought, i shouldn’t put it past the dems to imply the double meaning of panthers.

  47. From Adam Smith’s THE WEALTH OF NATIONS:

    “Our merchants and master-manufacturers complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price, and thereby lessening the sale of their goods both at home and abroad. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.”
    Book I, Chapter IX

    “The interest of the dealers, however, in any particular branch of trade or manufactures, is always in some respects different from, and even opposite to, that of the public. To widen the market and to narrow the competition, is always the interest of the dealers…. The proposal of any new law or regulation of commerce which comes from this order, ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.”
    Book I, Chapter XI, Part III, Conclusion of the Chapter

    “All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.”
    Book III, Chapter IV

  48. Electricity comes from many sources: some of them renewable and non-polluting.
    =============
    True but only a small portion of it on average. It remains a free-ride on the system. Plus, if it were possible to move to an all electric fleet the renewables would be totally overwhelmed.

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

    Some improvement is better than no improvement. Electric vehicles can be used with any source of electricity, so it’s better to put resources into improving them, than into for instance converting cars to natural gas. With renewables, the limit is on the technology for collecting the power and the grid for distributing it, not on the sun or wind or tides themselves.

  49. jbstonesfan July 17th, 2012 at 9:21 pm The problem is that MSM is not covering Romney , except for the Bain crap.
    —————————-
    Sadly true. At least for broadcast tee vee. I watched ABC, NBC, CBS yesterday evening at dinner time, and the first two channels early this morning. Scott Pelley did the most on Tues evening news but did not mention speech at Irwin at all; instead he paraded all Republicans & their opinions as to whether MR should cave to tax form demands … with background of Romney greeting crowd after Irwin speech. Otherwise, tee vee still droned on about revealing tax records. And showing The Kiss. I’ve now seen the kiss more times than I care to think about. Noticed it was typically shown twice. First as the tease. Then as the substance.

  50. There are some hints here for Romney to develop a winning narrative. (Via NQ) Back to first principles that founded this country and don’t insult voters’ intelligence by just labeling it ‘freedom’ like people on the right do. Speak to the ideal in the way this country built its wealth.


  51. Liberals make me laugh. I was on a long spirited chat with a friend in India on Sunday who is all into being ‘spiritual’ and made statements like (business and profits are for mediocre people) and (if you have god given talent you make the best product and it will sell itself, money is a by product) — you get it, that kind of nonsense. The lefty liberals who (try to) run the show here are similar but they are mostly trust fund babies whose ancestors made their fortune or Hollywood fuckers who suddenly feel guilt over all the money they make at our expense.

  52. I was trying to follow Donnie Box down to some more traditional info sources and found this:
    Anti-Romney Ad Spotlights KC Steel Plant | KMBC Home – KMBC Home
    …Box said he was first contacted for the steel plant story by National Public Radio and the left-leaning political group moveon.org. The film’s producer said he supports Republican Rick Perry’s presidential campaign….
    http://www.kmbc.com/Anti-Romney-Ad-Spotlights-KC-Steel-Plant/-/11664900/12261576/-/item/1/-/aqc13ez/-/index.html

    Nice alliance. NPR & moveon.


  53. New Romney Ad, Featuring an Unexpected Stimulus Critic

    VIDEO TEXT: “Where Did All The Obama Stimulus Money Go?”

    VOICEOVER: “Where did all the Obama stimulus money go?”

    VOICEOVER: “Friends, donors, campaign supporters, special interest groups”

    VOICEOVER: “Where did the Obama stimulus money go?”

    VOICEOVER: “Solyndra”

    VOICEOVER: “500 Million taxpayer dollars”

    VOICEOVER: “Bankrupt”

    VOICEOVER: “So where did the Obama stimulus money go?”

    VOICEOVER: “Windmills from China”

    VOICEOVER: “Electric Cars from Finland”

    VIDEO TEXT: “Democrat Senator Charles Schumer”

    SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER: “79 percent of the 2.1 Billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies.”

    MITT ROMNEY: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”

  54. Oh my goodness, have you all seen this? The BC that Sheriff Aparapio was speaking off, this link shows how it was created in layers, the author of this article perfectly shows how it was done. I’m really beginning to believe this was indeed a forgery, I haven’t been following much of this story, but I read the article, it shows step by step with grahics how this BC is a created one. I’m beginning to believe this side of the story, he’s laid it out so convincingly.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/new_obama_birth_certificate_forgery_proof_in_the_layers.html#ixzz20yK2cGop

  55. Part of the transcript of MR’s speech

    The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonald’s, that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn’t build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it’s wrong. [Applause]

    And by the way, the President’s logic doesn’t just extend to the entrepreneurs that start a barber shop or a taxi operation or an oil field service business like this and a gas service business like this, it also extends to everybody in America that wants to lift themself up a little further, that goes back to school to get a degree and see if they can get a little better job, to somebody who wants to get some new skills and get a little higher income, to somebody who have, may have dropped out that decides to get back in school and go for it. People who reach to try and lift themself up. The President would say, well you didn’t do that. You couldn’t have gotten to school without the roads that government built for you. You couldn’t have gone to school without teachers. So you didn’t, you are not responsible for that success. President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that. [Applause]

    I’ve got to be honest, I don’t think anyone could have said what he said who had actually started a business or been in a business. And my own view is that what the President said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a President of the United States. It goes to something that I have spoken about from the beginning of the campaign. That this election is, to a great degree, about the soul of America. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build our future?
    So I mentioned Obamacare as something that kills iobs. There’s another one. When you increase the number of regulations at a rate three times that of his predecessor, with a bill like Dodd-Frank that makes it harder for small banks to grow and thrive and make loans, you don’t add jobs. When you have energy policies that say no to fracking and no to drilling offshore and no to drilling in Alaska, no to taking advantage of our resources here, when you say no to coal, when you put in place regulations that don’t allow coal to be able to be mined or to be used, these things kill jobs and that’s got to stop.
    ***************************************************
    So, so the President’s looking around for someone to blame, and recently, I became the reason for all our problems here. I was as surprised, my family and me, but he’s always looking for someone out there: ATM machines, tsunamis, China, Europe. I mean it’s always something, Congress. We won’t forget, by the way, that Congress was in his party for two years with a super majority. He takes responsibility for what happened while he was President and he had his Congress. But so he’s looking around, he can’tfind someone to blame effectively. He’s out of ideas. He’s got no new ideas for getting the economy going. He’s got no one new to blame. He’s out of touch with what’s happening in the country and that’s why in November we are going to put him out of office. [Applause]

    You know, thank you, you know something happened, something happened on Friday. President Obama exposed what he really thinks about free people and the American vision, and government, what he really thinks about America itself. He probably wants to understand why hispolicies failed. If you want to understand why his policies have failed, why what he has done has not created jobs, or rising incomes in America, you can look at what he said. And what he said was this, I quote, and he was speaking about businesses like this one, small businesses, big businesses, mid-sized businesses, mining businesses, manufacturing service businesses of all kinds. He said this: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that, somebody else made that happen.” That somebody else is government in his view. He goes on to describe the people who deserve the credit for building this business. And, of course, he describes people who we care very deeply about, who make a difference in our lives, our schoolteachers, fire fighters, people who build roads. We need those things, we value schoolteachers, fire fighters, people who build roads, you really couldn’t have a business if you didn’t have those things. But, you know, we pay for those things. The taxpayers pay for government. It’s not like government just provides those to all of us and we say oh thank you government for doing those things. In fact we pay for them and we benefit from them and we appreciate the work that they do and the sacrifices that are done by people who work in government. But they did not build this business.

    The idea to say that Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple, that Henry Ford didn’t build Ford Motor, that Papa John didn’t build Papa John Pizza, that Ray Kroc didn’t build McDonald’s, that Bill Gates didn’t build Microsoft, you go on the list, that Joe and his colleagues didn’t build this enterprise, to say something like that is not just foolishness, it is insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator in America and it’s wrong. [Applause] And by the way, the President’s logic doesn’t just extend to the entrepreneurs that start a barber shop or a taxi operation or an oil field service business like this and a gas service business like this, it also extends to everybody in America that wants to lift themself up a little further, that goes back to school to get a degree and see if they can get a little better job, to somebody who wants to get some new skills and get a little higher income, to somebody who have, may have dropped out that decides to get back in school and go for it. People who reach to try and lift themself up. The President would say, well you didn’t do that. You couldn’t have gotten to school without the roads that government built for you. You couldn’t have gone to school without teachers. So you didn’t, you are not responsible for that success. President Obama attacks success and therefore under President Obama we have less success and I will change that. [Applause]I’ve got to be honest, I don’t think anyone could have said what he said who had actually started a business or been in a business. And my own view is that what the President said was both startling and revealing. I find it extraordinary that a philosophy of that nature would be spoken by a President of the United States. It goes to something that I have spoken about from the beginning of the campaign. That this election is, to a great degree, about the soul ofAmerica. Do we believe in an America that is great because of government or do we believe in an America that is great because of free people allowed to pursue their dreams and build our future? [Applause]

    from HA

  56. To compare Barry to Bill Clinton is an insult….. to Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton the man who said “The Era of big govt is over!”. These words will NEVER be utter by a marxist like Barry Soetero. After all Barry thinks big govt is the beginning and end of every success in this country, the individuals means nothing, we’re just a bunch of racist bitter clinging americans.


  57. tim,

    I watched the entire presser and it is stunning. I did not post here because I wasn’t sure of other’s reaction. Arpaio looks worn out. No wonder. He’s now fighting of charges by the DOJ.

    But the results of the investigation are damning, specially the part about the two boxes on the BC coded with the number 9 which, according to1961 manuals means there was no answer in that box, are completely filled out in the BC the POS released.

    As Zullo said, the BC is not even consistent with itself.

    Will this go anywhere? Not if the fothermucking press has its way. Apaio looked rather defeated and tired.

  58. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/17/Flash-Mobs-ARE-Obama-s-America

    Flash Mobs ARE Obama’s America

    On November 8, 2011, I had a post that looked at the Occupy Wall Street movement and traced it back to our Organizer-in-Chief, Barack Obama. I posited that somewhere between his unceasing class-warfare and his disdain for America’s economic system, were the foundations for these protesters. Protesters who marched in the streets of New York, painted anarchy symbols on bank signs in Oakland, and did violence to one another in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Occupy Wall Street was Obama’s America, and to the degree that the movement remains viable, it still is a picture of Obama’s America.

    But it’s claim to fame was challenged over the weekend when flash mobs in Portland, Oregon and Jacksonville, Florida stormed into an Albertsons grocery store and a Wal-Mart to wreak havoc. As with the Occupy movement, property was destroyed, innocent bystanders were taunted, and in at least one of the incidents, physical violence was done to others.

    Although the flash mobs are constituted by a much younger crowd, they too represent Obama’s America. They are an in-your-face demonstration of the lawlessness, the recklessness, and the disrespect for property produced by Obama’s socialistic policies.

    But in either case, Occupy Wall Street or flash mobs, if you think it’s bad now, just think of what it will be like if Obama gets four more years.

    The bottom line: unimaginable civil unrest may await us if Obama is elected to a second term.

  59. tim,

    To clarify my remarks:

    “The most stunning revelation is the fact that in numerous places, Obama’s birth certificate has had information added at a later date than the original.

    The posse was able to obtain the original 1961 coding guide used to fill in the birth certificates at the exact time Obama’s document was filed. For example, when describing the “race of father,” the number 9 on the coding guide indicates “unknown or not stated.”

    The number 9 appears on Obama’s birth certificate in section 9 entitled “race of father.” This means that the race of Obama’s father was unknown or not stated at the time the original birth certificate was filed. However, the box also contains the word “African,” which was not even used as a descriptive term at the time. The fact that the document contradicts itself in that it denotes the “race of father” as not stated but then also “African” clearly indicates that “African” was added in at a later date.

    The same error can be found in box 12b, “kind of business or industry,” which is also marked with a number 9 to denote ‘not stated’ yet also contains the word “University,” again clearly suggesting the document was tampered with at a later date.”

  60. Check this flash mob, moononpluto.

    300 black teens invade Wal-mart. Not a word in traditional press about this.

    Reminds me of the cafeterias where I actually had to maintain order.

    What a disgrace

  61. Leanora
    July 18th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Now applicants who can NOT pass the test have to be taken in by the NYFD anyway!

    Federal judge imposes racial quotas on NYFD!
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/federal-judge-imposes-racial-quota-fdny-responding-minorities-who-failed-entrance-exams

    This kind of discrimination is going to endanger the lives of the city’s residents!
    —————————————-

    The Judge in question?

    His name: Nicholas G. Garaufis

    His background: FAA bureaucrat

    Clinton appointee

    Jurisdiction: Eastern District of New York. (Brooklyn, Queens)

    What kind of a judge is he, I asked.

    Here is whatthe attorneys and court staff say about him.

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    Civil Litigation – Private

    Comment #: 9939
    Rating:1.1
    Comments:
    A real treasure on the bench-he should be buried. No inkling of what a fair and impartial jurist is. Will bend over backwards to accomodate Gov’t. Will go out of his way to screw any other litigant. Once he forms an idea-no matter how absurd, he does not re-consider. Just pile more fertilizer on top and hope something grows.

    Send e-mail to this poster 3/18/2010 9:09:28 AM

    Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Comment #: 9938
    Rating:1.4
    Comments:
    This judge holds litigants to a strict and inflexible time schedule. however, when he is expected to rule he takes his sweet time and often comes to the wrong conclusion. He is extremely pro-government and inclined to judicial activism. Has no clue about the rules of evidence, civil rights violations or, what the US Constitution is really about. Readily dismisses civil rights claims against prosecutors and law enforcement. Uses the US Marshall’s Office to intimidate litigants. A real spineless coward by definition.

    Send e-mail to this poster 3/17/2010 5:31:25 PM

    Civil Litigation – Private

    Comment #: 9902
    Rating:2.0
    Comments:
    Intellectual lightweight and an activist who doesn’t belong on the bench.

    Send e-mail to this poster 3/10/2010 8:12:21 PM

    Prosecutor

    Comment #: 9391
    Rating:1.3
    Comments:
    A real government judge, and I used to enjoy him. I could tell him that the man in the moon exception to hearsay would apply and he’d buy it. No longer in EDNY, and have matured: he let’s the blindfold slip and hasn’t let his political past go.

    Send e-mail to this poster 11/1/2009 4:18:02 PM

    Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Comment #: 8099
    Rating:1.1
    Comments:
    Clearly one of the worst judges currently on the bench. Does anything that the government wants. Has no knowledge of the rules of evidence. Simply turns to the government to get his “ruling.” Can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Couldn’t find his chambers without assistance from his law clerk.

    Send e-mail to this poster 2/20/2009 3:11:11 PM

    Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Comment #: 8025
    Rating:1.4
    Comments:
    A trial before him is a real horror show. One of the most narcissistic individuals I have ever had the occasion to meet. Extremely biased against defendants and defense attorneys. As he puts it, he won’t let technicalities get in the way of what he perceives as justice, i.e., getting a conviction. Has had marshals bring a defendant to his chambers to make inquiry about his counsel and cooperation.

    Send e-mail to this poster 2/10/2009 8:40:01 AM

    Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Comment #: 8004
    Rating:1.1
    Comments:
    A prosecutor with robes. Nasty. Thinks the world of himself and expects an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Send e-mail to this poster 2/8/2009 1:29:02 PM

    Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Comment #: 6858
    Rating:3.2
    Comments:
    Unreasonable and intemperate. Totally in the U.S. Attorneys’ corner.

    Send e-mail to this poster 10/3/2008 9:05:39 AM

    Court Staff

    Comment #: 5397
    Rating:1.6
    Comments:
    Absolutely the worst judge in the system. Court employee’s comment: “You never know when he will blow.” Erratic, chronically late, as is his deputy. Tries to appear “normal,” but he’s not. Screams and shouts for no reason. He’s not quirky but seriously mentally ill.

  62. Voter enthusiasm up 13 for MR, down 3 for BO

    .Three and a half months before election day, Republican enthusiasm about voting this year has shot up since Mitt Romney clinched the nomination in April, from 36 percent of Republicans saying they were more enthusiastic in March to 49 percent now.

    President Obama was helped to election in 2008 by a wave of voter enthusiasm among Democrats, however this year, Democratic enthusiasm is down a bit since March. Twenty-seven percent of Democrats said they were more enthusiastic about voting this year than they were in past elections, compared to 30 percent four months ago…

    Independent voters’ enthusiasm is also up with 29 percent saying they’re more enthusiastic now from 22 percent four months ago.

    WZ

  63. OT,

    Anyone know what happened to Ulsterman? He hasn’t posted for almost a week. Hope he didn’t get Breitbarted.

  64. On the strength of those evaluations, and without seeing the opinion I would be inclined to appeal the decision to the Second Circuit. Most likely their are flaws in the law and procedural errors. He may have his defenders on the Second Circuit, but others probably see him as a bit of an embarrassment. I did not check to see what his reversal rate is, but I would expect that it is high.

  65. President Obama has been golfing 10 times and attended 106 fundraisers since the Jobs Council last met. …………………obviously focused on jobs then.

  66. Advisers say Romney no longer thinks Obama’s a “nice guy,” as he’s said often in past. Gloves are off. Obama wanted a scrap, he’s got one.

  67. CBS News: ‘This is the worst economic recovery America has ever had’

    No shit and guess who’s watch it is…..

  68. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/18/Top-Ten-Things-Obama-Has-Not-Released?

    As the Obama campaign and the media continue to press Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns, and to suggest–without a shred of evidence–that he is a “felon,” it is worth noting how much critical information Barack Obama has withheld from view–both as a candidate in 2008, and during his term in office. Here is a Breitbart News top ten list of things that Obama has refused to release (a complete list would fill volumes):

    10. State senate papers. In the 2008 primary, Obama criticized Hillary Clinton for not releasing papers from her eight years time as First Lady–but failed to produce any papers from his eight years in Springfield. “They could have been thrown out,” he said.

    9. Academic transcripts. His supposed academic brilliance was a major selling point, but Obama (by his own admission) was a mediocre student. His GPA at Occidental was a B-plus at best, and his entering class at Columbia was weak. Can he prove his merit?

    8. Book proposal. Obama’s literary agent claimed he was “born in Kenya”–for sixteen years. His original book proposal exists–biographer David Maraniss refers to it–and seems to have embellished other key details of his life. Yet it has never been released.

    7. Medical records. In 2000, and again (briefly) in 2008, GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain released thousands of pages of his medical records. Obama, who had abused drugs and continued smoking, merely provided a one-page doctor’s note.

    6. Small-dollar donors. In 2008, the McCain campaign released the names of donors who had contributed less than $200, though it was not required to do so. But the Obama campaign refused, amidst accusations it had accepted illegal foreign contributions.

    5. The Khalidi tape. In 2003, Obama attended a party for his good friend, the radical Palestinian academic Rashid Khalidi. The event featured incendiary anti-Israel rhetoric. The LA Times broke the story, but has refused to release the tape–and so has Obama.

    4. The real White House guest list. Touting its transparency, the Obama White House released its guest logs–but kept many visits secret, and moved meetings with lobbyists off-site. It also refused to confirm the identities of visitors like Bertha Lewis of ACORN.

    3. Countless FOIA requests. The Obama administration has been described as “the worst” ever in complying with Freedom of Information Act requests for documents. It has also punished whistleblowers like David Walpin, who exposed cronyism in Americorps.

    2. Health reform negotiations. Candidate Obama promised that health care reform negotiations would be televised on C-SPAN. Instead, there were back-room deals woth millions with lobbyists and legislators–the details of which are only beginning to emerge.

    1. Fast and Furious documents. After months of stonewalling Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder asked President Obama to use executive privilege to conceal thousands of documents related to the deadly scandal–and Obama did just that.

    In addition to the above, Obama and his campaign have lied about many facts about his past–his membership in the New Party; his extensive connections with ACORN; and his continued relationship with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, among other examples. Obama’s own memoir is filled with fabrications. And now he is lying about his opponent’s honorable record in business. He–and the media–have no shame.

  69. Hey, Mitt- Here is a current event you can point to as a thunderbolt everyone will recognize..as the misery of an Obama presidency.
    ________________

    President Obama’s jobs panel missing in action

    President Barack Obama’s Jobs Council hasn’t met publicly for six months, even as the issue of job creation dominates the 2012 election.

    At this point, the hiatus — which reached the half-year mark Tuesday — might be less awkward than an official meeting, given the hornet’s nest of issues that could sting Obama and the council members if the private-sector panel gets together.

    For starters, there’s the discomfort many business leaders may feel in appearing to embrace the president with his reelection bid in full swing.

    (Also on POLITICO: Pelosi: Democrats should skip the convention)

    Then, there’s the fact that some members of the commission have conspicuously declined to endorse him. And that Obama has conspicuously declined to endorse some of their recommendations. And that some of what Obama won’t endorse has been warmly embraced by Republicans, including likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    To cap it all off, several of the companies whose CEOs serve on the panel are involved to some extent in outsourcing — a fact that could undercut the ferocious attack Obama and his campaign are mounting on Romney over his alleged ties to the practice.

    One former administration official said the current political atmosphere could be prompting the CEOs and other business leaders to lie low.

    “The thing is supposed to be bipartisan, so a lot of times they don’t want to get into things that could be used by either side in the election,” said the former aide, who asked not to be named. “The businesspeople, for the most part, don’t want to get into the middle of political fighting.”

    (PHOTOS: Obama over the years)

    The last official meeting of the 26-member President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness took place Jan. 17 in the White House complex. Obama and a slew of other administration officials attended, including his then chief of staff, Bill Daley.

    Obama named General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to head the panel in January of last year as the president tried to mend his frayed relationship with the business community and highlight his commitment to job creation. Part of the council’s political value was to show Obama working closely with top business leaders on behalf of the American people. But the White House insisted that the council’s recommendations would lead to real action.

    The panel held three “quarterly” sessions last year with Obama: in February, June and October.

    “This has not been a show council. This has been a work council,” Obama declared during the January 2012 session, where the panel presented a report containing more than 60 recommendations aimed at stimulating job creation.

    “I have been tracking implementation of your recommendations. And we’ve seen substantial progress across the board,” Obama added. “Hopefully, we’ve at least met your expectations in follow-through and implementation; what we haven’t seen is a bunch of white paper sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust.”

    But the January meeting also exposed tensions.

    Moments before Obama arrived, one of the board’s two labor leaders, Joseph Hansen of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, publicly abstained from the tax recommendations in the report. The other labor representative, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, skipped the meeting and issued a scathing three-page dissent.

    “I disagree that reforming our regulatory system and reducing the statutory corporate tax rate are crucial elements of ‘competitiveness’ for the United States going forward, nor does empirical evidence support the claim that significant net new job creation would result from such ‘reforms,’” Trumka wrote.

    In what could be viewed as criticism of the White House, Trumka suggested the makeup of the panel was too skewed in favor of business to make balanced suggestions on regulatory, tax and energy policy.

    pgs 2 & 3 # link:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78637.html

  70. In PA Repub Tom Smith is running against Senator Bob Casey – calls him Senator Zero! Tom has just unveiled his anti-Casey website and it has a good video there. Not necessary to embed. Know you are busy getting things right at the highest level.
    http://youtu.be/KjK5YJk4GVA

  71. CBS News: ‘This is the worst economic recovery America has ever had’
    ————————-
    They didn’t get the memo. According to the Infallible One, the private sector is doing fine. It is the governnment sector that is hurting. Which is why we need another massive stimulus. Right Krugman? Right on Bro. Right NBC and CNN? Your wish is my command. Right Congressional Dims? Right Oh Messiah Mine. Well, that makes it unanimous. Second stimulus to save government jobs, or what I choose to call the middle class. Long live the Barack. And long live the Regulators. And what of the American People? Your turn Michelle. Thank you Barack, my beloved husband, my teacher in life, in my shrillest voice: Let those (white people) eat cake. If they were any good they would be standing here where I am standing. This is the second time I have been proud of this country. The first was when they gave me an unlimited expense account so I can keep up with Oprah, I mean Black Shamu.

  72. Saw the Obama TV spot for the first time last night with Romney singing. When it finished with the punch line “Romney is the problem”, I laughed out loud.

    What a stunningly low regard for Americans’ intelligence. “Romney is the problem”. Yeah, Romney’s the problem. The wife, who is centrist with a slight left bent, said “I guess he figured he couldn’t blame Bush anymore”.

  73. Coverage of the Ernst & Young report showing POTUS’ tax hike would destroy 700,000 jobs
    —————–
    Barack’s equation is simple and straightforward:

    Massive Job Loss = More Government Dependents = More Votes = Political Power = Change and Destroy America

    Big media (NBC. CNN. ABC. NYT. WashPo) put him in there. And even now they protect him.

    That point has not been lost on the American People.

    I am sure they laugh about it. But if so, they have not looked very far into their future/

  74. Now that Romney is fighting back, the media wants to criticize both for nasty politics. When O was doing it and Romney was not hitting back, NOTHING. It is the usual media tactic, O will not be criticized unless the Romney can be criticized also. That way they can look fair and balanced, and any criticism of O is softened as it is a shared criticism. Which results in his not be criticized at all.

    This is a bunch of bull crap. Excuse the French.

  75. WOW- This one is beautifully wrapped with a satin bow on top:
    _______________

    Oops! Obama’s Top Bundler Jonathan Lavine Was In Charge of Bain During GST Steel Layoffs

    For some reason the Obama camp forgot to mention this…
    Obama’s top bundler Jonathan Lavine was in charge of Bain during the BST layoffs.
    Chuck Slowe reported:

    Blaming Governor Romney for any issues surrounding the failure of GST is wrong and it is a blatant lie. Mitt Romney had been long gone when the company started to fail and subsequently closed it doors. When are the President and his campaign hacks going to get the story correct? When are they going to get back to their economy and its dreadful condition? Mr. President, you can run but you cannot hide.

    It turns out that Jonathan Lavine, current Obama bundler, was actually in charge, at Bain, during that period, when the layoffs occurred. Oops, that isn’t right, is it? Yes, that story is the one that needs to be reported on. Sorry Mr. President, your lies are just getting to be more than many of us are able to handle.

    And, Jonathan Lavine is not your average Obama Bain donor. Lavine is one of Barack Obama’s top bundlers.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/oops-obamas-top-bundler-jonathan-lavine-was-in-charge-of-bain-during-gst-steel-layoffs/

  76. Oops!… Obama’s Top Bundler Jonathan Lavine Was In Charge of Bain During GST Steel Layoffs (not seeing this on MSM news)

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/oops-obamas-top-bundler-jonathan-lavine-was-in-charge-of-bain-during-gst-steel-layoffs/

    For some reason the Obama camp forgot to mention this…
    Obama’s top bundler Jonathan Lavine was in charge of Bain during the BST layoffs.
    Chuck Slowe reported:

    Blaming Governor Romney for any issues surrounding the failure of GST is wrong and it is a blatant lie. Mitt Romney had been long gone when the company started to fail and subsequently closed it doors. When are the President and his campaign hacks going to get the story correct? When are they going to get back to their economy and its dreadful condition? Mr. President, you can run but you cannot hide.

    It turns out that Jonathan Lavine, current Obama bundler, was actually in charge, at Bain, during that period, when the layoffs occurred. Oops, that isn’t right, is it? Yes, that story is the one that needs to be reported on. Sorry Mr. President, your lies are just getting to be more than many of us are able to handle.

    And, Jonathan Lavine is not your average Obama Bain donor. Lavine is one of Barack Obama’s top bundlers.
    ABC reported:

    While Democrats assail presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital business practices, Republicans note that President Obama has not been bashful about accepting cash from Bain executives or other high-profile figures in the corporate buyout business…

    …One of Obama’s top campaign financiers – Jonathan Lavine – is also managing director at Bain, bundling between $100,000 and $200,000 in contributions for the 2012 Obama Victory Fund, according to estimates released by the Obama campaign. The president has also relied on other leading figures in the private equity sector as hosts for high-dollar fundraisers and as members of his Jobs Council.

    Maybe someday the liberal media will report on this.

  77. Obama is going to lose by such numbers, “to be Obama-ed” is going to become the new verb form for a complete and total electoral refudiation. Yes, he will finally hit a bottom so low his name will become a verb.

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

    I think ‘He/She’s been Obama-ed should mean she got bumped off the ballot, or had a young man promoted over her, or had her divorce records made public, or other dirty tricks.’

  78. Embarrassing and not surprising….Obama’s jobs council has not met in over 6 months.

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

    Speaking of Obama’s ‘councils’ not meeting, what about his ‘Council on Women and Girls’ which was made up of ALL the Cabinet heads and some others (including Larry Summers). Did they ever pretend to hold a meeting?

  79. et tu Brutus…..lol, heard it all now

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/18/Pelosi-to-Democrats-Don-t-Go-To-The-Convention

    Pelosi to Democrats: Skip The Convention

    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she is encouraging Democrats in the House to stay at home during the Democratic National Convention to campaign.

    “I’m not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except I think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, use their financial and political resources to help them win their election,” Pelosi said in an interview with POLITICO.

    In a remarkable bit of spin, Pelosi said that House Democrats did not need to go to the convention since a Democrat is president and “there certainly will be enough people there to express that pride” before saying she is “not encouraging members to go to the convention no matter what the situation was, because they can be home. It’s campaign time. It’s the first week in September.”

    Of course, many Democrats in tough races in the House, such as Rep. Mark Critz (D-PA) and Nick Rahall (D-WV), and even prominent Democrats in the Senate, like Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), are not attending the convention.

    Pelosi’s best chance to become House majority leader again is if Democrats from districts in which Obama is unpopular somehow win en masse in November.

    …………………………….

    Incredible spin Nan, we don’t believe ya, your boss is toxic.

  80. July 18th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Part of the transcript of MR’s speech

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

    Considering how the Romney campaign distorted Hilary Rosen’s remark about Ann Romney and the working world, I don’t totally trust their version of this either.

  81. Re: moononpluto
    July 18th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    et tu Brutus…..lol, heard it all now

    Question: referring back to the 2008 video ‘Taking Back, Back the White House, White House,’ could Nan the Man be Obama’s DADDY????? Makes you go hmmmmmmmm.

    I came across something that was interesting, at least to me. I came across some info from the last Presidential election that I had saved, evidently; and the name Choco Meza kept appearing. I had wondered who she was; it seems that she is a political activist from San Antonio and Chair of the Bexar County DNC in 2011 (don’t know if she is currently serving). Her name is Choco Gonzalez Meza. It seems that the DNC was in quite a lot of dissray in 2011; they ousted their then Chair and then replaced him with Choco Meza. It seems behavior assumed a striking resemblance to the city council meetings when Mrs. John Conyers (who was later in jail)was serving on the council in Detroit. It seems that the past Chair was a very controversial person…so much so it would seem unbelievable; there was a ‘trial’ and he was removed. So now, I know who she is and there are even photos of her online.

  82. Another good ad.

    Where did the Stimulus money go?


    Looks like the MR campaign is beginning to litent to our complaints about presenting his ideas through audio as well as visually.

  83. Romney hitting hard – live in Bowling Green, Ohio. Mentions Marco Rubio, gets cheers.

    Basill99, we will continue to criticize no audio ads. Those ads are clever but completely counterproductive.

  84. Romney could talk about those Obama comments all day and all night. 80 mph fastball right down the middle

  85. The god damn cheek, look at this…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/democrats-apply-legislative-pressure-on-mitt-romney-to-release-more-tax-returns/2012/07/18/gJQAR5HttW_blog.html

    Congressional Democrats are using the legislative process to pressure Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more tax returns and information about his investments in offshore accounts.
    Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) (Bloomberg)

    The push on the Hill represented a full scale legislative assault on Romney over the tax issue, as Democrats sense they may be getting traction over Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of tax information.

    In the House, Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) is proposing legislation that would require presidential candidates to release 10 years worth of tax returns and disclose any overseas investments.

    And in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich) are proposing beefing up financial disclosure forms for all candidates for federal office to require disclosure of overseas investments, including Swiss bank accounts.

    The House bill would also require new disclosure of off-shore investments but specifically targeted the tax return issue. Rep. Sander Levin said Romney should “set the example” for future candidates and release his returns. But then he said the law must be changed so release of tax information is not at the discretion of candidates.

    “I don’t think there’s any question now in terms of the responsibility of the candidate,” he said. “I think the law ought to now reflect that responsibility.”

    Sen. Carl Levin told reporters that the Senate proposal would shed new light on the use of shell corporations based overseas to help U.S. companies and individuals avoid U.S. taxes. But Durbin confirmed the timing of the proposal is designed to highlight Democratic complaints with Romney’s investments.

    “Clearly, I think the American people are entitled to more,” Durbin said, of the two years of tax returns Romney has so far said he will release. “I also think he has an obligation to explain why he and his family decided that offshore tax havens are the right place to park their money and their wealth. Those are legitimate questions.”

    …………………………….

    “Clearly, I think the American people are entitled to more,” Durbin said……and i guess Obama will be presenting his college records forthwith, along with his real BC and the fast n furious docs.

  86. Whallop between the eyes with a baseball bat.

    Romney: when Obama “denigrates & diminishes the achievement of the individual, he diminishes us all”

  87. MR on fire again in Bowling Green, Ohio.

    He’s hitting the fact that the POS has held no meetings with his jobs council despite playing 100 rounds of golf.

    He’s asking business owners to stand up so he can thank them.

    Go, Mitt. (The Viking)

  88. Oh Yes! Swiftboat the POS! I just borrowed the book Seal Team Six from the library and I can’t wait to read it.

    Former Navy SEAL Launches PAC To Fight Obama

    By Hunter Walker 2:01pm

    Ryan Zinke in his Navy days. (Photo: IraqVetsForCongress.com)

    Today, Ryan Zinke, an ex-Navy SEAL and Montana State Senator, announced the launch of Special Operations for America, a political action committee dedicated to “the election of Mitt Romney and like-minded candidates.”

    “Navy SEAL’s, Special Operations Personnel and Veteran’s across America have been outraged since Barack Obama conveniently took credit for killing Osama Bin Laden for political gain,” a statement announcing the launch of SOFA said. “The active duty military has no voice as they are forbidden to publicly engage in the political campaign process and it is career suicide for senior military leaders to speak out against the President.”

    Mr. Zinke, who has frequently slammed the president’s handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, reiterated his criticisms of the operation.

    “The President has failed and he is jeopardizing the safety of our troops, their families and our National security for political gain. Obama has exposed the identity of special operations units, leaked classified information, and limited the rules of engagement of forces on the ground,” said Mr. Zinke. “For those who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, it is a call of duty to take back America from a Commander-in-Chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great.”

    http://politicker.com/2012/07/former-navy-seal-launches-pac-to-fight-obama/

    I bet the POS thinks the SEAL’s success over the years is because of the government. Let’s see if he still sings the same tune when he gets his butt handed to him in November.

  89. WOW! I just reread Zinke’s comments. Powerful stuff. There’s more at the link.

    The POS must be shaking in his penny loafers.

    For those interested, Trump joins Hannity on the radio today.

  90. admin,

    Agree 1,000 percent.

    “Those ads are clever but completely counterproductive”

    Someone’s reading and “litening” to us.

    😳

  91. Mr. Zinke has served in the Montana State Senate since 2009. According to Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans for Congress, a political action committee dedicated to electing Republican vets, Mr. Zinke was a member of SEAL Team Six, the elite unit that killed Bin Laden, from 1990 until 1993 and from 1996 until 1999. He held several titles including Task Force Commander. In 2004, In 2004, was named “Deputy and acting Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM” in that capacity he “led a force of over 3500 Special Operations personnel in Iraq in the conduct of 360 combat patrols, 48 Direct Action missions, and hundreds of sensitive operations” and “was responsible for killing or capturing 72 known enemy insurgents and terrorists.”

  92. I bet the POS thinks the SEAL’s success over the years is because of the government.

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

    LOL! Well, er, d’oh.

  93. If Iran is responsible for killing 5 Israelis and wounding 33 in the Bulgaria bus attack watch out.

  94. Rumors are swirling that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is going to give the keynote speech at the GOP convention.

    That’ll be a riot.

  95. Harry Reid has turned into a total loon, first we had the angry old white men yesterday…today its….

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/harry-reid-we-do-what-we-can-protect-president-united-states_648717.html

    Harry Reid: ‘We Do What We Can to Protect the President of the United States’

    Senate majority leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, just gave away his party’s playbook on the Senate floor:

    “I understand there’s a presidential election going on,” Reid said this morning on the Senate floor. “I clearly understand that. We do what we can to protect the president of the United States. And I know there are efforts to protect their nominee.”

  96. As we noted so often during the Mosque Of Doom controversy some of the worse pose as “moderates”:

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/13/quebec-woman-who-fought-against-muslim-stereotypes-charged-with-terrorism-in-alleged-hezbollah-weapons-smuggling-plot/

    Quebec Muslim activist becomes first woman charged under 9/11 terror laws over Hezbollah gun-running plot

    A Quebec activist who fought the stereotyping of Muslims was charged with supporting terrorism on Friday after an RCMP investigation linked her to an alleged scheme to smuggle weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

    Mouna Diab, 26, was charged with committing a crime “for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group,” the RCMP said in a statement. She faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

    The Laval woman was arrested at Montreal’s Trudeau airport last year and accused of violating an international arms embargo targeting Lebanon, but police added the far more serious terrorism charge on Friday.

  97. moononpluto,

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will be the keynote speaker at next month’s Republican National Convention, according to multiple media reports.

    The New York Post — which, along with NBC News, is reporting Christie’s keynote slot — reported that word of his selection was “quietly” going out to Republicans in New Jersey.

    But sources at the Republican National Committee said Wednesday that they did not know whether Christie had been officially offered the keynote role.

    Assuming the reports are accurate, the primetime speaking address is an indication that Christie — known for his brash style and populist tone — is unlikely be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential selection.

    But it is a reward for the New Jersey governor, as the keynote address is seen as a launching pad for rising stars. President Obama, for instance, gave the 2004 keynote address at the Democratic convention in Boston when he was running for the U.S. Senate in Illinois.

    Christie’s address is set for the second night of the convention — August 28.

  98. blowme0bama
    July 18th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    The urge is great, but DON’T ENGAGE TDO. I have to remind myself now and again.
    _____________

    When I see her posts, I replace them with a haunting visual. Those gargoyles you see on the corners of late 19th century industrial stone buildings. What can I say, it works… 🙂

  99. urgh, Marie Antoinette strikes again….

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/18/Michelle-weekend-Aspen

    How much would a weekend trip skiing trip to Aspen, Colorado, cost you? If you’re Michelle Obama and her two daughters, would you believe over $83,000?

    Believe it. Over President’s Day weekend in February of this year, Michelle took her two daughters skiing in Aspen — and the cost was $83,182.99.

    You heard that correctly. $83,182.99.

    Among the costs were:

    U.S. Secret Service, including accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe condominium and the Inn at Aspen: $48,950.38.
    Cost for the flight, per official DOD published hourly rates: $22,583.70.
    Food and miscellaneous items on the flight: $235.44.
    Rental cars: $6,442.23.

    By the way, this was the 16th vacation in three years for the Obamas. You think you’re overworked? Try their travel agent.

    Then again, this was chump change for the Obamas. Remember how much it cost when Michelle Obama vacationed in Spain in August 2010? $467,585.

    Or her June 2011 trip to South Africa and Botswana? $424,142.

    Is there any limit to the perks that Obama and his family will enjoy at the expense of the American people?

  100. “The Laval woman was arrested at Montreal’s Trudeau airport last year and accused of violating an international arms embargo targeting Lebanon”
    ******
    Mouna isn’t to bright….flying with AR-15 parts in her luggage???

  101. admin

    Surprise from AP actually covering this story:

    PHOENIX (AP) — Investigators for an Arizona sheriff’s volunteer posse have declared that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is definitely fraudulent.
    —-

    High fives for Sheriff Joe!!

  102. PPP is crying at releasing these numbers.

    Mitt Romney appears to have closed much of the 14 point gap betweenn himself and President Obama that PPP measured in its last survey in April. Obama now leads by only 5 points in the land of enchantment, 49% to 44%. This comes along with a drastically reduced net approval rating for the president, down to even from a +9 mark 3 months ago. Romney’s favorability has seen a positive shift from an abysmal -22 rating in that survey, and now stands at -9, 41% to 50%.

    This change comes in spite of relatively level support for the president among Independents at +9, compared to +11 from the April poll. Instead the movement comes from a drop in the support he receives from within his own party. 21% of Democrats said that they preferred Romney in the presidential race, up from 12% in April.

    Obama has also lost ground among both Hispanics and whites. With Hispanics, a group that Obama must win by large margins in several competitive states this year, Obama has gone from a 37 point lead to a 22 point lead.

    PPP also examined the race with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the mix. He draws 13% of voters, while reducing Obama’s lead further to +4. While among partisan voters Johnson only takes a significant share of Republicans, he wins 24% of Independents, eliminating the President’s lead with that group.

    When the popular Governor Susana Martinez, who garners a +22 approval rating by herself, is included as Romney’s running mate, the race tightens further, with the Republican ticket within one point of the Democrats, 48% to 47%. The Romney-Martinez ticket enjoys the support of 25% of Democrats.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_NM_071812.pdf

    and the sample is D52/R33/IND16

    So a 52% Dem sample and Obama can’t hit 50%……ominous.

  103. Re: Shadowfax
    July 18th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    On our email company login page they usually put up four or five images and links to articles of interest in the news on a daily basis: today one of those was the Arpaio birth certificate story. Maybe Sherrif Joe should hold off on presenting it to a higher authority until NOvember. Surely the statue of limitations would not have run out by then, and he should keep investigating and delve into the social security card and college records. There may never be justice for any wrongdoing except in the arena of public opinion.

  104. Hypocrisy is they name….Pelosi and Reid have refused to release tax returns also…….

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/18/156632/most-members-of-congress-keep.html

    Most members of Congress keep their tax returns secret

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi was emphatic. Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of his personal tax returns, she said, makes him unfit to win confirmation as a member of the president’s Cabinet, let alone to hold the high office himself.

    Sen. Harry Reid went farther: Romney’s refusal to make public more of his tax records makes him unfit to be a dogcatcher.

    They do not, however, think that standard of transparency should apply to them. The two Democratic leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives are among hundreds of senators and representatives from both parties who refused to release their tax records. Just 17 out of the 535 members of Congress released their most recent tax forms or provided some similar documentation of their tax liabilities in response to requests from McClatchy over the last three months. Another 19 replied that they wouldn’t release the information, and the remainder never responded to the query.

    The widespread secrecy in one branch of the government suggests a self-imposed double standard. Yet while American politics has come to expect candidates for the presidency to release their tax returns, the president isn’t alone in having a say over the nation’s tax laws. Congress also stands to gain or lose by the very tax policies it enacts, and tax records – more than any broad financial disclosure rules now in place – offer the chance to see whether the leaders of the government stand to benefit from their own actions.

    “Senior public officials, especially members of Congress and presidential candidates, should be required to disclose their tax returns so that the public can monitor potential conflicts of interest,” said Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, a nonpartisan watchdog group.

    The question of taxes is particularly pressing this year, as Congress debates whether to extend all or some of the Bush-era tax cuts that are set to expire Dec. 31. At the same time, tax returns reveal assets and investments.

    Absent tax information, members of Congress aren’t fully transparent, said Daniel Auble, who heads the personal finance project for the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks financial disclosures by members of Congress and appointees confirmed by Congress.

    read on…………………..

  105. There are some good and some really funny graphics being posted on Romney’s behalf; they seem to come from a website connected to the campaign. There was one where He was playing a fiddle; a messenger was telling Axlerod that Romney said to tell Him that Rome was burning. Another one was a photo on a milk carton tauting Obama as missing; and then proceeded to tell the days that he was missing on various points. Funny stuff..makes me happy.

  106. According to multiple GM executives there is little or no profit being made on each Volt built at a present cost of around $40,000. Furthermore, the $700 million of development that went into the car has to be recouped.

    Get that? GM makes “little or no profit” on the Volt.

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

    That’s why subsidies and grants are needed. We all benefit from the cleaner air, so we should all chip in to pay for developing the cleaner cars.

  107. In speeches from Des Moines to Dallas, Romney has always been careful to hedge his tough digs at Obama with a civil nod toward the president’s moral character: “He’s a nice guy,” the Republican has often said. “He just has no idea how the private economy works.” But Tuesday’s speech included no such hedge — and one campaign adviser said there’s a reason for that. “[Romney] has said Obama’s a nice fellow, he’s just in over his head,” the adviser said. “But I think the governor himself believes this latest round of attacks that have impugned his integrity and accused him of being a felon go so far beyond that pale that he’s really disappointed. He believes it’s time to vet the president. He really hasn’t been vetted; McCain didn’t do it.” Indeed, facing what the candidate and his aides believe to be a series of surprisingly ruthless, unfounded, and unfair attacks from the Obama campaign on Romney’s finances and business record, the Republican’s campaign is now prepared to go eye for an eye in an intense, no-holds-barred act of political reprisal, said two Romney advisers who spoke on condition of anonymity.

    In the next chapter of Boston’s pushback — which began last week when they began labeling Obama a “liar” — very little will be off-limits, from the president’s youthful drug habit, to his ties to disgraced Chicago politicians.

  108. “When asked whether he thought Romney’s actions were criminal as a top aide implied a few days earlier, the president steered away. “I think that the issue here is simply for Mr. Romney to talk about his business background in a way that jives with the facts,” he said.”
    **********
    “Jive with the facts???”….Barry off the ‘prompter is the gift that keeps on giving!!!

  109. Whoa, triple posts this time.

    If true, Christie being the keynote speaker speaker at the convention will be awesome. Only Republicans can attend, though, I asked to get tickets.

  110. SHV
    July 18th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    “When asked whether he thought Romney’s actions were criminal as a top aide implied a few days earlier, the president steered away. “I think that the issue here is simply for Mr. Romney to talk about his business background in a way that jives with the facts,” he said.”
    **********
    “Jive with the facts???”….Barry off the ‘prompter is the gift that keeps on giving!!!
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    Him and Joe is quite the pair 😆

  111. Been checking up on the Ulsterman, He has been MIA-
    Finally a word:
    ____________

    “Food Poisoning”

    by Ulsterman on July 18, 2012 with 45 Comments in News

    Received a personal call this morning from the Old Man (who is apparently following comments being left at theulstermanreport.com) demanding I give readers a quick update as speculation has been growing regarding my condition. Today was the first day in just over 48 hours I have been available to respond to any incoming messages.

    I became very ill very fast a few nights back. Enough to require a visit to the Emergency Room that led to my quickly being sent down to Intensive. What I perceived as simple flu like symptoms was taken far more seriously by the ER staff due to my being quite dehydrated to the point my vitals were rather… “inconsistent”. Heart was hammering and I apparently suffered a brief seizure, which I later learned is somewhat common when severe dehydration sets in. The possible culprit for my condition was given as being most likely some particularly aggressive form of food poisoning – though the specific cause remains unknown.

    I have little memory of about 12 hours – a time where staff were racing to input fluids at a greater rate than they were being expelled. The good news is once that took place, my recovery was both strong and swift, though I remain much weaker than I care to admit and my guts feel as if they’ve been kicked in by the entire Manchester United squad.

    My apologies for the delay in the latest interview conducted with Wall Street Insider and the figure I will now simply refer to as Military Insider. The interview was lengthy and incredibly informative, though I must now muster the strength to transcribe and publish as soon as possible before this information loses its timeliness.

    I hope to do just that by the end of the week.

    Regards,

    UM

  112. Admin, congratulations! Romney has deleted the ‘he is a nice guy’ line from his stump speeches, he is not going to say it anymore.

  113. Another video of the 300 Blacks Flash Mob invading a Wallmart- looting and destroying merchandise in the store. This scene would have lasted about 5 min in Texas.. They would have been rounded up like a bunch of animals and remained so until the police arrived to arrest them. In this particular mob scene no arrests were made.
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  114. admin, I too agree with you, the radio ads are more a supplement type thing, but they are not as hard hitting as the tv ones, and I’m so glad Romney is using OTurd’s own words back and now…the TV ads I think are much more effective, radio ads are good too, but to supplement.

  115. In case there are any romney/rnc folks reading this website…. one of my former business collegues said a great line I think will help Romney or his surrogates:

    My business collegues said they are not creating new wealth so that Barry can spread it around…. remember the whole Joe the Plumber “”spread the wealth” around.

    and one more thing, the whole assinine line by Barry and previously by “native-american” elizabeth warren, she says, “WE built the roads for YOU to transport your goods”.
    Just who the hell is “WE”, I paid for those roads even I wasn’t in business, I paid even more in taxes when I was in business, this MA idiot and WH idiot act like there are 2 sets of people the people who create businesses etc, and the rest who pay for items like roads, schools, etc for a civil society. You idiots, WE all paid for it, and the ones who are more successful pay MORE in taxes to sustain those common things. So, really, I have never heard such assinine things.

  116. now we know why this PO$ basically gutted Bill Clinton’s welfare program, which lifted so many millions out of poverty and created a higher standard of living for them. The OTurd sure like to live off of Bill Clinton’s legacy.


  117. another embarasssing moment for the dems, the obot drones. Absolutely disgusting. I don’t know who the hell they think they are fooling anymore.


  118. WE all paid for it, and the ones who are more successful pay MORE in taxes to sustain those common things.

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

    Which is as it should be. Though lately things are getting out of balance, and the rich are not paying as MUCH more as they should be.

  119. Here is the video from See-BS, “Worst American recovery ever”… Really scotty? why don’t you and the other LSM delve into why that is?? You know step away from the Barry worshipping you people have and at least try and pretend you’re reporters, and not “Barry’s base”


  120. This really really pisses me off, those billions could have been used to help small businesses, so many went under because they could not rollover their loans! So give some money to Barry, maximum is $2500, and get millions upon millions in govt monies!

    In a video appearance from 2009, venture capitalist Paul Holland — who had given the maximum legal contribution to Obama, and whose companies received over 6 million in government dollars — described his feelings when heard about the billions up for grabs.

    “He came in to do his talk and opened his talk with, ‘I’m Matt Rogers I am the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Energy and I have $134 billion that I have to disperse between now and the end of December,’” Holland told the audience. “So upon hearing that I sent an email to my partners that said Matt Rogers is about to get treated like a hooker dropped into a prison exercise yard.”

    Holland continued: “And I had the lack of judgment to go up and share that with him and the other people who were all standing around him…Fortunately for me they all laughed and thought it was funny.”


  121. NQ nails it!

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/69250/im-the-one-who-supports-obamas-freaking-programs/#more-69250

    “Now for more Romney-like reactions. Unlike Sen. John McCain (below), financial radio guru Dave Ramsey channeled Larry Johnson and others, rejecting the President’s off-TOTUS assault against entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-up ventures — all of them our major job providers:

    “He’s completely got it backwards. The reason that the government is there is because of guys like me. I’m the one that supports his freaking programs. Not the other way around.””

  122. pm317
    July 18th, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    ————–
    Those stats should be telling DEMS, they need to fix the situation. One has to wonder if they are brave enough to do it.

  123. Another video of the 300 Blacks Flash Mob invading a Wallmart- looting and destroying merchandise in the store. This scene would have lasted about 5 min in Texas.. They would have been rounded up like a bunch of animals and remained so until the police arrived to arrest them. In this particular mob scene no arrests were made.
    —————————————-
    They are having such a good time. Just like Oprah at Herrods in London. (Music rises from orchestra pit)

    On that great come and get it day,
    Won’t it be fun when worry is done and money is hay.
    That’s the time things’ll com your way
    On that great, great come and get it day.
    I’ll get my gal that calico gown.
    I’ll get my mule that acre of groun’
    ‘Cause word has come from Gabriel’s horn
    The earth beneath your plow is a-buddin’
    And now it’s yourn.
    Glory time’s comin’ for to stay
    On that great, great come and get it day.

    Then . . . . Oh-my-god.

    One riot. One ranger. Time to say good night Johnnie.

  124. In speeches from Des Moines to Dallas, Romney has always been careful to hedge his tough digs at Obama with a civil nod toward the president’s moral character: “He’s a nice guy,”
    ———————–
    Nice guy??? Oh I get it . . a rutheless, race baiting, demonizing, lying, scheming, deceiving, fraudulent, sociopathic, treasonous, hell bent on destroying America sort of nice guy. Can’t imagine how he could be any nicer.

  125. “Nice guy??? Oh I get it . . a rutheless, race baiting, demonizing, lying, scheming, deceiving, fraudulent, sociopathic, treasonous, hell bent on destroying America sort of nice guy. Can’t imagine how he could be any nicer.”

    Yep, he’s a political thug.

    He thinks he’s the greatest thing ever.

    The only thing he believes in is HIS greatness NOT America’s greatness.

  126. when Obama is only up 4 in state in New Mexico and the polling is done by democratic friendly PPP polling group.
    You know he is doing badly in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. He knows he is trouble therefore he had to go negative. Going negative in the long run, hurts his campaign. All of the attacks have been launched to take the public eye off the economy, healthcare and shore up his shrinking support. It will have the opposite effect. Negative campaigns usually drives down voter turnout. He needs a 2008 turnout but with this negative campaign it drives down his youth based turnout and increases the GOP turnout. If you went college campuses back 2008, you would see plenty Obama stickers. Now, you hardly see any. The voter math just does not work for Obama. Bottom line, His base is not large enough win this election.

  127. Trump Tweeted:

    “For the sake of Transparency Barack Obama should release all his college applications and transcripts- both from Occidental and Columbia”
    …………

    “Mitt Romney needs to make Obama regret he ever asked him for his tax records.”

  128. I just wonder who the hell is OTurd going to sneer at next, and mock next, first the racist bitter clingers, then he did it to bankers (“pitchforks”), then the doctors (“charging people for cutting off a leg or something”) during the “health”care debate, then he went after the cops (“stupidly”), now the business people (or anyone else who has some level of independence) of America.

    I mean who the hell is he going to go after next??

  129. Admin: here’s Rove channeling what you have been saying . . . .

    “Have the president’s attacks worked? When the Obama campaign launched its Bain attack on May 15, the race was tied at 45% in Gallup’s tracking. As of Tuesday, Gallup had it virtually unchanged: Mr. Obama 47%, Mr. Romney 45%.

    Still, they have had an effect. The Romney campaign’s response—which included whiny demands that the president apologize for his attacks—has unsettled GOP activists, causing them to wonder how prepared Mr. Romney and his team are for the mudfest they’ve entered. (snip)

    The danger for Mr. Romney is that if these charges go unrefuted, they could discourage swing voters from going for him this fall when they decide whom to support. Therefore, Mr. Romney should challenge Mr. Obama directly—as he did effectively on Tuesday and Wednesday—but in a way that makes the Republican bigger and more presidential than the incumbent.”
    ———————————————–

    Rove: Obama Gets Down and Dirty

    The president’s campaign puts out a steady stream of smears against Mitt Romney, including an insinuation that he committed a felony in an SEC filing..

    .
    By KARL ROVE

    President Barack Obama and his campaign have been attacking Mitt Romney for “shipping U.S. jobs overseas.” They’ve suggested he made false filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. And they’ve hit him for having “Swiss bank accounts and offshore investment funds in the Caymans.” Before considering their political impact, let’s review each of these charges.

    The first allegation—that Mr. Romney “shipped jobs to China and Mexico”—was called “misleading, unfair and untrue” by the Washington Post fact checker and labeled “bunk” in an editorial. The Annenberg Center’s FactCheck.org said it “found no evidence to support the claim that Romney . . . shipped American jobs overseas.” Neither has anyone else. But Mr. Obama has not backed down, with his campaign spending more than $30 million to run TV ads on the subject for nearly three months.

    The second charge—with its implied suggestion that perhaps Mr. Romney should be in jail rather than running for president—came in a July 12 conference call. Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, accused Mr. Romney of “misrepresenting his position at Bain” to the SEC, “which is a felony.”

    Related Video

    Assistant editorial page editor James Freeman on what argument Mitt Romney should be making on Bain Capital. Photo: Associated Press
    .
    .Three days later Mr. Obama doubled down on the incendiary charge during an interview on WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Va. He personally attacked Mr. Romney for saying he left Bain’s leadership in 1999 while, during the subsequent three years he spent running the Olympics, signing “an SEC listing that says he was the CEO, chairman, and president of the company.” What the president didn’t say was that this is a customary practice for CEOs who take a leave of absence from their firms. This is precisely the reason that FactCheck.org found the president’s charge misleading while the Washington Post said the “facts essentially exonerate Romney.”

    Consider another high-profile CEO: In January 2009, Steve Jobs took a leave from Apple for health reasons. But like Mr. Romney, Jobs later signed SEC documents listing him as CEO, even though he’d relinquished day-to-day control of the company to Apple’s chief operating officer. Maybe a reporter should ask Mr. Obama if he believes Jobs was a felon.

    Then there are the attacks on Mr. Romney’s foreign investments. Democrats fling around words like “tax haven,” “offshore account” and “secretive investments.” But according to their annual financial disclosures, a number of West Wing staffers are wealthy and have foreign holdings.

    They have bonds from around the globe. Through international mutual funds, they own stock in holding companies in tax havens like the Caymans, Bermuda, Guernsey, Curacao and the Isle of Man.

    There’s nothing wrong with any of this. But if Mr. Obama excoriates Mr. Romney for foreign investments, then why doesn’t he cleanse his own West Wing staff of millionaire foreign investors?

    Have the president’s attacks worked? When the Obama campaign launched its Bain attack on May 15, the race was tied at 45% in Gallup’s tracking. As of Tuesday, Gallup had it virtually unchanged: Mr. Obama 47%, Mr. Romney 45%.

    Still, they have had an effect. The Romney campaign’s response—which included whiny demands that the president apologize for his attacks—has unsettled GOP activists, causing them to wonder how prepared Mr. Romney and his team are for the mudfest they’ve entered. The attacks have drawn attention to the Obama campaign’s demands that Mr. Romney release more years of tax returns. And they’ve allowed Mr. Obama to avoid talking about the continually bad economic news—the lousy June jobs numbers, last Friday’s drop in consumer confidence, Tuesday’s drop in retail sales and more.

    The danger for Mr. Romney is that if these charges go unrefuted, they could discourage swing voters from going for him this fall when they decide whom to support. Therefore, Mr. Romney should challenge Mr. Obama directly—as he did effectively on Tuesday and Wednesday—but in a way that makes the Republican bigger and more presidential than the incumbent.

    This is his opportunity to remind voters—in a tone of disappointment and regret, not anger and malice—that Mr. Obama’s negative attacks will not put anyone back to work, reduce our growing national debt, or get America moving in the right direction. The attacks are more than just “misleading, unfair and untrue.” They are proof Mr. Obama isn’t up to the job and no longer worthy of the nation’s confidence.

  130. Mrs. Smith
    July 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Wow- so now where do they go with it?

    The FBI? You know what will happen then- NADA…

    ————-
    I have been protesting since the 60’s, in Denver, Tea Parties and haven’t been silent over the Fraud Tin Calf…so my file is already established. 😉

  131. Telebama needs to renegotiate the contract. He needs tele more than tele needs him. As Neil puts it, thanks again Dear Ruler for your glorious excursion into extemporaneous speech. We beseech thee Oh Messiah, forgive us for being so blind and ignorant to believe that old Republilcan lie that entrepeneurs with new ideas create jobs who are willing to take risks had anything to do with economic prosperity. You have given us wisdom and we now know that as the Sunday school children sing:

    All thing bright and beautiful
    All things big and small
    All things wise and wonderful
    Obama (and the NAACP) made them all
    (Despite all those evil white people)

    Dear Ruler:

    First, let me say how thrilled I am that you went off-teleprompter last week. This “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen” thing was just wonderful. Now I know how Chris Matthews felt.

    Oh .. I know. Your handlers weren’t all that thrilled with your amazing screw-up, and, frankly, they have been worried this day was coming for a long time. They know how you feel about the private sector. They know of your antipathy toward free enterprise and those evil small businessmen out there who are not likely to support your move to a government centrally-controlled economy. They had hoped to keep your true feelings in check with those teleprompters … but nooooooooo … you just had to improvise, didn’t you? You just had to wander off the tightly-controlled rhetorical reservation. Well, thank you. You certainly didn’t gain any significant voter support with that asinine utterance, but you most certainly did lose some.

    Now we’re having fun watching and listening to your sycophants trying to defend your “somebody else made that happen” line. Somehow they have to make your blunder sound marginally reasonable. Apparently they’ve had a meeting somewhere, because they’re all running with pretty much the same message. It was the government that built the roads those trucks travel on to bring stuff to your business for you to sell. It was the government that built those utility systems that keep your offices cool and the water clean. They really love that quote from Henry Ford about not being able to build his cars if the government had not built those roads.

    Well guess what, Dear Ruler. We built that stuff too. Not government — the private sector – America’s evil private businesses.

    Get in Marine One, Obama, and fly off to visit a road construction project. Look at those graders, rollers and the machines that lay the asphalt. See those logos on the doors? Those logos are for private construction firms. Those workers in yellow vests? Their paychecks and benefits are coming from private businesses – many of them the very small businesses you want to hit with tax increases.

    Next you can fly off to take a look at a utility project somewhere. Maybe you can find a sewer line being laid, or some electrical transmission lines being strung. Again – those are private companies doing that work with private sector workers.

    You see, there’s a document out there that, frankly, I doubt you have ever read. It’s called The Declaration of Independence. I’m sure there’s a copy around your office somewhere. But I do want to save you a bit of trouble here — knowing you busy you are fundamentally transforming American and all — so I’ll provide you with a little excerpt from that document:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —

    There! Do you see that? That government you’re so enamored of … that government you credit with Americas greatness … well, to paraphrase one of our presidents, “You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” That’s right, Dear Ruler, somebody else made that government happen .. and that somebody else is US. The government is OURS. We built it. We hire the people to run it. We have regular meetings every two years or so to decide whether we want to keep those managers or get rid of them to find better talent. Those roads .. our national infrastructure? We HIRED the government to build those things for us, just as we hire contractors to build our business locations and to design and manufacture the equipment we will use in the course of our businesses. We created this government – the government did not create us – and we contract with this government to do things for us on a grand scale because we recognize the inefficiencies of trying to do those things for ourselves. Government is just another contractor we hire to get our private business done.

    But hold on a minute, Ruler Obama. There’s something else I want you to read before you put this letter down. You see, I didn’t include the whole quote from The Declaration of Independence above. I left something off … and here it is …

    —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I’m of the opinion that when our elected leaders become so enamored of themselves, and of the government we have hired them to manage, they become a grave danger to those unalienable rights set forth in The Declaration – you know, the rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The Declaration says we may “pursue” happiness. It does not guarantee it. You and the party you represent seem to think that happiness is a right, and have created a government that has now become destructive of the very ends it was designed to support.

    There’s more than one way to alter or abolish at government, Ruler Obama. We’ll give one of them a good old college try in November.

    Again .. thanks for your incursion into extemporaneous speech. We’ve learned a lot from and about you in the last week.

    With all DUE Respect.

    Neal Boortz.

  132. Some Republicans acknowledge that Mr. Obama’s attack on Mr. Romney’s career as a private-equity investor, now in its fourth week, has left the Republican candidate on the defensive and made it hard for him to advance his own message. Mr. Obama’s accusations revolve around the idea that Mr. Romney, through his investments, aided companies that outsourced U.S. jobs to other countries, which the Romney campaign has vigorously denied.

    “There are periods of time when you can tell the momentum is clearly with you. You can tell there are other times the message momentum is clearly with the other side,” said Henry Barbour, a Romney fundraiser and Republican National Committeeman from Mississippi. “In the last week or two the momentum has shifted more towards Obama’s attacks.”

    A Romney fundraiser said of the GOP candidate’s campaign: “People would like to see improvement on the agility and speed of the responses.”

    Therefore, Crossroads is doing an $8 ad buy to counter Obama attacks.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444464304577535340198170970.html?mod=WSJ_hpsMIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond

  133. New CBS/NYT has a D +5 poll of registered voters and Romney is up by 1.

    Registered voter polls have a d +3-4 bias. Is a blow-out in the works?

  134. Among registered voters surveyed, 49% say Romney will do a better job handling economy & jobs, 41% say Obama.

    Alternate headline: Romney up by one in D+6 sample.

    Weighted NYT sample for registered voters splits 26.5%R, 32.6% D, 40.8% I

  135. When Hillary’s words were distorted in 2008, we all gave the same defense because it was the correct defense. Same with Palin’s. Same here.

    Obama’s speech was a boobish mishmash, but obviously the quoted sentence did refer to roads etc, rather than to businesses.

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

    trying to defend your “somebody else made that happen” line. Somehow they have to make your blunder sound marginally reasonable. Apparently they’ve had a meeting somewhere, because they’re all running with pretty much the same message. It was the government that built the roads those trucks travel on to bring stuff to your business for you to sell.

  136. Waxman in electoral trouble for the first time since 1974….

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78697.html

    Running in a drastically redrawn district against a free-spending self-funder looking to tap into anti-incumbent sentiment, Waxman is sounding the alarm: He isn’t saying outright he’s in trouble but is warning supporters he needs their help for the most serious race of his nearly four-decade congressional career. And after years of barely having to lift a finger in his races, the Democrat says he has begun putting the pieces in place to wage a hard-fought campaign.

    Since he won his seat in 1974, Waxman has never received less than 61 percent of the vote — in fact, his friends say, the last time he was seriously contested was in 1968, when he was elected to the California Assembly. Through the years, Waxman has used his deep well of campaign cash almost exclusively to aid fellow Democrats.

    But in an interview, Waxman said he would be directing nearly all his money toward his own reelection this time around. He said he’s assembling a campaign team and will be ramping up his fundraising efforts in the weeks ahead.

    “Quite frankly, I haven’t had to run a serious campaign in quite a long time, but now, I’m going to,” Waxman told POLITICO. “I’m not going to take anything for granted.”

    “In past elections, I spent next to nothing,” he added. “This time, I’ll be putting forward a real campaign.”

    Waxman, the top Democrat on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, finished more than 20 points ahead of his independent opponent, businessman Bill Bloomfield, in the state’s new “jungle primary,” in which the top two finishers advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation. But, competing in a splintered field, the congressman received just 45 percent of the votes cast in the June 5 race — a potentially worrisome sign for such a longtime incumbent.

    Bloomfield’s deep pockets are perhaps Waxman’s biggest concern. Federal contribution reports filed over the weekend reveal that Bloomfield, who made a fortune in the laundry equipment and real estate businesses, poured more than $1.2 million of his own funds into the campaign — about double the amount Waxman has raised.

    Though Bloomfield has never held public office, he has used his pocketbook to build a profile in California politics — backing Republican candidates and ballot initiatives with big-dollar donations, records show. Last year, for example, he gave $300,000 to the campaign for a ballot measure that would bar unions from using payroll deductions for political causes. It would also prohibit corporations and unions from contributing directly to political candidates.

    Bloomfield — who last year switched his party affiliation from Republican to “declined to state,” the state’s designation for nonpartisan — also gave $390,000 to the California Republican Party from 2008 to 2010. And he kicked in $100,000 for the ballot initiative that created the state’s new open primary system.

    Now, Bloomfeld is using his cash to advance his own campaign, and there are indications it’s a credible one. Among those on his payroll are Fred Davis, the controversial Hollywood ad man who made commercials for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and is perhaps best known for the infamous “Demon Sheep” spot in the 2010 California Senate race.

    In an interview, Bloomfield wouldn’t say how much he intends to spend on his race, saying only: “I am going to spend enough for voters to know what I’m about.”

    read on…..

  137. Oh look another coincidence…..

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/19/us-egypt-suleiman-idUSBRE86I0CO20120719

    Egypt former spy chief Suleiman dies: aide (Dies in a US hospital in Cleveland while “undergoing medical tests”)

    Former Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, one of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s closest associates, died in the United States while undergoing medical tests, a Suleiman aide and a senior security official said. He was 76.

    “He was fine. It came suddenly while he was having medical tests in Cleveland,” said the aide, Hussein Kamal, without giving a reason for Suleiman’s death. Preparations were under way to bring Suleiman’s body back home for burial, he said.

    A senior Egyptian intelligence official, who did not want to be named, said he had spoken to Suleiman’s son-in-law who confirmed his death.

    Suleiman stepped briefly into the limelight last year when he was made Mubarak’s vice president a few days before the unpopular leader was ousted in a street revolt.

    The gamble failed when Egyptians massed in the streets to demand Mubarak’s removal rejected the political concessions offered by Suleiman to appease the protests.

    A veteran confidant of Mubarak, Suleiman had headed the Egyptian General Intelligence Services (EGIS) since 1993, taking on a prominent diplomatic role in Egypt’s relations with Israel, Palestinian factions and aid donor and ally the United States.

    He was quietly touted as a possible successor to Mubarak although many Egyptians believed the autocratic president would serve for life or try to hand power to his son.

    After more than a year away from the public gaze, Suleiman returned to the fray this year, making a brief bid for Egypt’s presidency until he was disqualified for failing to win enough signatures to take part.

    He later left the country, travelling to Abu Dhabi with relatives, according to a person familiar with the matter.

    …………………………………

    Bet there were many who would not want his secrets divulged.

  138. Romney vs. Obama over business comments Anderson Cooper 360|Added on July 17, 2012Mitt Romney’s campaign attacks President Obama’s business comments. Erick Erickson and Van Jones discuss.
    About 6 minutes.
    http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2012/07/18/ac-romney-obama-campaign-battle-raw-politics.cnn.html
    Two quotes from video:
    Van Jones: The best I can tell this president knows how to be an american.
    Erick Erickson: Last week Obama camp called Romney liar and felon.

  139. Leno would not let Gingrich elaborate on Obama’s promised transparency on Health Care where no one knew what was in the HC as it was passed. Leno asked why hasn’t Romney released his taxes? Gingrich responded with, why hasn’t Obama released his college transcripts? Leno countered with, ‘it’s not the same thing’. Gingrich tried to go back and explain the similarities…but Leno just changed the subject. Gingrich’s appearance lasted for 8-10 min he was never allowed to make his point successfully but the audience did applaud when Gingrich asked why hasn’t Obama released his college transcripts. So, imo- the college transcripts are a valuable area the public would like Romney to pursue seeing answered.

  140. Mrs Smith, thats the new talking point it seems being put about by the Dems.

    College transcripts are not the same as taxes………?

    Oh yes they are when it goes to the mindset of the person, same thing, if they are saying Romney has something to hide then why wont Obama release the college records, same argument can be made…something to hide?

  141. Mrs. Smith. First, missed you. Then, re: college transcripts are a valuable area
    —————————————–
    For me, his daring to decline producing any such record is a big red flag ≡ eff the people.
    He did provide a chuckle for me though; in reference to his recently statement “don’t watch FoxNews,”
    seemingly all of tee vee is airing a FoxNews clip this morning of Zimmerman’s exclusive interview with Fox.

  142. The Jay Leno thing, it exposed 2 very important things for nondrone voters who don’t think liberal propoganda exists, first Leno defending OTurd with such zeal, and second, OTurd hiding things while asking others to expose their information.

    What exactly are they going to get from another few years of tax returns? That Romney is a rich man? of course he is, and if Romney releases 4 more years, Oturd et al will want 5 years (I remember in 2008, when Clinton WH transcripts were released, the first thing they went after was the whole Monica thing, but originally Axelhole wanted WH transcripts released because “people should know how Hillary was involved in the WH if that is part of her experience”…… MEANWHILE, the records from the OTurd’s state senator stint… ALL GONE, poof, just disappeared, OTurd says: “The notion that I would keep records from my state senate time is silly.”).

    As for thsoe tax returns,since Romney is no longer part of Bain, I would bet they don’t change that much year to year.

    And this is the same OTurd WH that takes executive priveledge over Fast and Furious, where an american border agent and hundreds of mexicans died, really this is what OTurd wants to go after, Romney’s tax returns? when Pelosi doesn’t expose hers, Reid doesn’t Schumer doesn’t??

  143. moononpluto
    July 19th, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Wow. Ratface, as my CA collegues call him, has been there for almost 40 years?? SO, there’s a man never ever ever head a real job and YET passes all this bullcrap nonsense.

    I never realised how many of these congresspeople have never held a real job, I will never look at these people the same again. Useless parasites in many of these cases, I would out Waxman in that category, Schumer too, he’s been there since ’74 also.

  144. O.M.G.

    Bulgaria suicide bomber had MICHIGAN DRIVER’S LICENSE!

    Dearborn Michigan has the most fanatical gaggle of Sharia zealots in the country.

  145. One of my little birdies is sitting on my shoulder and whispering into my ear that this in retrospect might turn into the week Bo got kicked to the curb.

    Finally, he has articlated exactly who he is, what he thinks and what his plans are. Instead of jumping from one vacuous phrase to another trying his best to say nothing and treading water until the election the POS shot his wad in a disdainful, arrogant rant which could, I believe, mark the end of his viability.

    People have talked for years about his anti-American perspectives but have had to rely on analysis, verbal gold panning and interpretation.

    Now he has laid his anti-business perspective and thus his anti-American philosophy and put in terms even the dimmest bulb in the box can’t fail to see.

    I do think I’m going to buy one of those Romney “I Built this Business” tee Shirts.

    I once tried a start-up part time business which didn’t get too far but it sure took a lot of money, work and time and for the small victories which occurred I was solely responsible.

  146. You Didn’t Build That blog.

    Hilarious

    http://didntbuildthat.com/

    There’s a website called didntbuildthat.com with a variety of hilarious treatments of the Obama philosophy. Of course, whoever’s running the site didn’t build that. As he acknowledges, Al Gore did. And hey, remember Julia, Barack Obama’s composite girlfriend? At 42, she starts a Web business. Under President Obama, she didn’t build that.

    Obama may be God’s gift to comedy, but Romney is right that the philosophical stakes here are serious. The president’s remark was a direct attack on the principle of individual responsibility, the foundation of American freedom. If “you didn’t build that,” then you have no moral claim to it, and those with political power are morally justified in taking it away and using it to buy more political power. “I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” Obama said in another candid moment, in 2008.

    This isn’t even Obama’s only such revelatory comment of the past week. Politico.com reports that the president, in an interview with WTOL-TV of Toledo, Ohio, let the mask slip again when asked about the ObamaCare mandate tax. “It’s less a tax or a penalty than it is a principle–which is you can’t be a freeloader on other folks when it comes to your health care, if you can afford it,” he said.

    Of course this is a dodge. The administration claimed that the mandate was not a tax for political purposes but was a tax for legal purposes. Chief Justice John Roberts tied himself in knots to accept the argument Obama is now running away from. Between them, the solicitor general and the chief justice look as if they were too clever by 1.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444873204577535053434972374.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion

  147. Jennifer Rubin on “You Didn’t Build That”

    “… the strawman has come home to roost. Obama has been painting a cartoon version of opponents for years.. And lo and behold he’s revealed himself to be the very caricature of the anti-business, government-is-all liberal Republicans have claimed him to be. Romney caught a break when he needed it. Game on.”

    By Jennifer Rubin | 04:02 PM ET, 07/17/2012

  148. Whoops……

    Jobless Claims Jump Back Up to 386000: U.S. jobless claims jumped to 386,000 last week–more than 20,000 above estimates.

    Obama isnt working.

  149. Brutal internal for the POS

    Check this, jbstonesfan

    Only 28 percent believe Mr. Obama has fulfilled his promise to deliver positive change for the country. Fifty-eight percent say he has not delivered change, while seven percent say he has delivered change that has been bad for the country. Mr. Obama’s overall approval rating stands at 44 percent, with 46 percent disapproving. His approval rating on the economy is just 39 percent – 55 percent disapprove – and his approval rating on foreign policy is 41 percent. His approval rating on the economy has dropped five points since April.

    Both candidates have net unfavorable ratings. Forty-eight percent of registered voters view the president unfavorably, while 36 percent view him favorably. Romney is viewed unfavorably by 36 percent and favorably by 32 percent. Nearly one in three say they do not yet have an opinion about the presumptive Republican nominee. Seven in ten Americans say the economy is in bad shape. While 24 percent say it is getting better – down from 33 percent in April – 30 percent say it is getting worse. That marks the highest percentage who say the economy is getting worse since December.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/07/19/nytcbs_poll_romney_takes_the_lead

  150. hahahahahahahahaha

    Obama 2008: Yes We Can! —————- Obama 2012: No You Didn’t.

    That is just brilliant

  151. Obama’s Remorseless Attacks Having Little Effect

    by Keith Koffler on July 19, 2012, 9:03 am

    Weeks of vicious attacks by the Obama campaign assailing Mitt Romney’s character and making questionable charges about his stewardship of Bain Capital have yielded the following result: the latest national poll, released by the New York Times, shows Romney with a slight edge.

    With little record to run on, an economy mired in slow growth, and unemployment stuck above eight percent, the Obama team must face the possibility that it is unloading some of its only rhetorical ammunition without result. And after burning through $100 million of his money on campaign ads, Obama has failed to establish a lead over his rival.

  152. I do not remember a time in the past when SO MANY PROFESSIONALS, COUPON PUNCHERS, ACADMEMICS, MONIED INTERESTS ETC hated the Republican Party. Every day, it seems, I run into it. It contradicts the old saw that people become more conservative as they grow older. So what is going on here? I firmly believe that it is a disguised form of CLASS WARFARE. First of all, they believe they are smarter than the middle class, which is represented, if only rhetorically, by the Republicans. (Under Obama, the middle class is despised, both rhetorically and policywise). Second, many of these people are tied to the Washington establishment either directly, or indirectly. Therefore, they see people from outside the beltway, who demand a voice in the future of the country, as crude and impertinent on one level, threatening to them and what they own, personally. Therefore, they demonize people like Sarah Palin, to the point of irrationality. Third, they are misers at heart, but it is easy for them to flaunt their social conscience without sacrificing their house in Vail, or that third serving of caviar, by simply declaring their allegiance to Obama, and showing the world that they are good people, when clearly they are not. They are small minded, materialistic people, who are indifferent to the plight of millions of their fellow citizens. They equation is out of balance. There will be, in the years ahead, a significant righting moment. They could act now to do their fair share, but they are too provincial, to smug and too complacent to realize what is roaring at them like a freight train. Life, I am coming.

    they are insulated from the consequences of spendthrift policies–many of them hold assets overseas, and believe that if worse comes to worse they could retreat to a foreign venue.

  153. On Good Morning America, they interviewed Mrs. Romney. They lead into the story with the NYTs stat that shows O losing by 1%. Mrs. Romney talked about her husband’s generousity, the fact that he never took a salary as Gov, and that in the end America will fire the Coach. When asked who she was referring to she said O. She talked plainly, with sincerity, and came off very well. She also said WE have not made the decision on the VP and the GMA group pointed that out. They will have a second session with her later this morning.

  154. Waxman has been there since 68, seriously get rid of this blowhard
    ————————
    Groucho . . . has died.

    Harpo . . . has died.

    Zippo . . . has died.

    That leaves only Waxman . . . the last surviving member of the Marx Bros. tribe.

    He foresaked the bright lights of The Great White Way

    For the dim lights of back room payoffs, and screwing the American People.

  155. Somewhere in Dantes Inferno there is a pit reserved for politicians like Waxman and Pelosi who preach the welfare of the people, and surreptitiously pursue self enrichment at the expense of the American People. They are cousins to politicians who preach family values, and violate their own marital vows. However, the hypocrisy of the first group harms the country as a whole, whereas the hypocrisy of the second group is confined mainly their family.

  156. Thanks, Leanora, I posted that on my community page; so far only 14 Obama supporters have defriended me; wow, what a loss – NOT! I am very happy to see that more and more are posting graphics in support of Romney – or more accurately in opposition to Him!

    Is it not a sad day in America when Pravda schools us on American History and current events? That would NEVER have happened BEFORE this POTUS.

    We are now getting a Channel 2 from Pennsylvania as our ‘local’ channel from our cable company; our local Channel 2 wanted too much money so the cable company replaced them and now we get our local news from PA? Is that not just absolutely crazy? I do enjoy that the PA station does not run weather 24/7; every time there is a little cloud above; I do not miss that. However, the political ads that our new local channel in PA is running are pretty telling. One Obama opposition ad that is played repeatedly is an RNC ad that ends with, “He tried. You tried. It is okay to vote for someone else this time.” or something really close to those words; the meaning is as stated.

    I chuckle every time I see it.

  157. Good Morning America’s second session with Mrs. Romney went as well. She talked about her dark times, after being diagnosed with MS, she said she could not even look at photos from that time period. She says she look pale and her eyes are dead. When she tells people who are in a dark place she understands, she really does. She did well again. She raised 5 sons, and has 18 grandchildren. She is not taking the criticism to heart this time and she is trying to just enjoy the expeirence. To me illiness is a great equalizer. Wealth does not protect the wealthy. If it did, The head of apple would still be alive. Certainly it can get you the best medical treatment, but many diseases still do not respond to the best money can buy.

  158. lost democrat
    July 18th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    when Obama is only up 4 in state in New Mexico and the polling is done by democratic friendly PPP polling group.
    You know he is doing badly in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. He knows he is trouble therefore he had to go negative. Going negative in the long run, hurts his campaign. All of the attacks have been launched to take the public eye off the economy, healthcare and shore up his shrinking support. It will have the opposite effect. Negative campaigns usually drives down voter turnout. He needs a 2008 turnout but with this negative campaign it drives down his youth based turnout and increases the GOP turnout. If you went college campuses back 2008, you would see plenty Obama stickers. Now, you hardly see any. The voter math just does not work for Obama. Bottom line, His base is not large enough win this election.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&Shhhh !!!Never interrupt the enemy while he is shooting himself in the foot. 😆

  159. LOL, really he said that……………….

    Carney On Why Jobs Council Hasn’t Met In Six Months: Obama Has “A Lot On His Plate”

    EPORTER: On the Jobs Council, obviously they’ve reported to haven’t met formally or publicly for six months. Why is exactly is that?

    CARNEY: Look, the president solicits and receives input and advice from members of his Jobs Council and others about economic initiatives all the time. And I would point you to the numerous initiatives put forward by the Jobs Council that this administration under the president’s direction has taken action, presidential memorandum of August of last year that selected 14 job creating high-priority infrastructure projects for expedited review. Four of those are already under construction.

    In March of this year, just four months ago, an executive order launched interagency effort to cut red tape and improve outcomes for infrastructure projects.

    REPORTER: So there’s no reason they haven’t met publicly?

    CARNEY: No, there’s no specific reason except that the president’s obviously got a lot on his plate. But he continues to solicit and receive advice from numerous folks outside the administration about the economy, about ideas he can act on with Congress or administratively to help the economy grow and help it create jobs.

    ………………..

    A lot on his plate, like slurpees, golf, ice shavings, burgers but no, not jobs or the economy, thats just fine……

  160. Does he kiss his mother with that mouth……

    Timothy Geithner Peppered TARP Inspector General Barofsky With F-Bombs: Book
    Geithner: “I have been the most f—ing transparent secretary of the Treasury in this country’s entire f—ing history”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/19/timothy-geithner-neil-barofsky-tarp_n_1686047.html?

    “I never would have imagined that one day one of the most powerful government officials in the world would be dropping f-bombs on me.”

    That’s Neil Barofsky’s response to being on the receiving end of an epic tantrum by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the fall of 2009, after Barofsky dared to suggest that Geithner had perhaps not been the most transparent Treasury Secretary in the entire history of the country.

    Warning: Sailor talk ahoy!

  161. BASIL99
    July 19th, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I predict TOTUS will come put of semi-retirement.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&7
    You can bet your bippy on that. 😆 😆

  162. Timothy Geithner Peppered TARP Inspector General Barofsky With F-Bombs: Book

    Sailor Talk

    ———————-
    And the little grinning runt, Geithner, is the result of all three. Churchill said it best.

    “Don’t speak to me of tradition. The British Navy has but three traditions: rum, the lash, and sodomy.”

    In Geithner’s case, it was the idyllic coming together of a ground hog and a skunk.

  163. Obama is totally screwed….

    Rasmussen : Among Uncommitted Voters, Obama Job Approval Is At 29%…

  164. not sure if Ras means independents or uncommitteds but if uncommitteds are only backing him by 29% , he is so out in Nov.

  165. Jobs Council Hasn’t Met In Six Months
    ———————–
    Are we quite sure this is a problem. I am not.

    Question: who is the chairman of the President’s Job Council

    Answer: Jeffrey Imelt.

    Question: whom is Jeffrey Immelt?

    Answer: Obama’s largest bundler, he promotes Obama through his media subsidiaries, is country’s largest outsourcer, and his company GE pays no taxes

    Question: what happened the last time the President’s Job Council Met?

    Answer: they went to Pittsburg, met with small businessmen, and were asked questions they could not answer

    Question: what happened after they met?

    Answer: before, during and after, Obama gave Immelt’s company billions of taxpayer dollars (stimulus and later) to create jobs, in foreign countries.

    Question: is a man who masquerades as a jobs czar, but farms out most of his jobs to foreign countries, and uses taxpayers money to do so, qualified to be jobs czar

    Answer: yes, according to Obama. He may not provide any jobs here, but he is my bundler, and that is what counts.

    Question: in that case, are you sir qualified to be president–and if so why?

    Answer: are you serious? (quoting Poopsie). That is a racist question.

  166. That new Obama response ad from Obama claims Obama “didn’t say” what they SHOW HIM SAYING seconds later.

    Seriously who are these idiots.

  167. Obama Ad Accuses Romney of ‘Launching a False Attack’ for Quoting Obama

    President Obama’s reelection campaign accuses Mitt Romney of distorting the president’s words, by showing a side by side comparison of the Obama’s words and Romney’s quotation of those words:

    “Mitt Romney is launching a false attack,” the ad’s text states. But the weird thing is: The Obama campaign is purposefully trying to make it sound like Romney is misquoting the president, when the official White House transcript backs up Romney’s quotation.

    In the ad, Romney says that Obama revealed his thoughts on business when he said this, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

    And, in fact, according to official White House transcript that’s precisely what Obama said on July 13, 2012 in Roanoke, Virginia.

    Nevertheless, the Obama campaign, in the ad, says it’s not true. “The only problem?,” the ad text reads. “That’s not what he said.” It then turns to Obama, from the same Roanoke campaign speech, who said, “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.”

    Which is true. Obama did say that. But he also said the line that Romney says he said– “If you’ve got a business –you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

    And, in fact, later in the ad the Obama campaign actually plays the clip that Romney quotes of Obama, at about :40 second spot.

    “Mitt Romney will say anything,” the ad concludes. It turns out, he’ll even say Obama’s words when quoting him.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-ad-accuses-romney-launching-false-attack-quoting-obama_648762.html

    ……………………………………

    So Romney is launching a false attack by quoting what Obama said? That is a whole new level of being an ass. What next, we are lying by saying what Obama said.

  168. Correction: 182 of His Accomplishments with citations; this sites byline is: Because truth has a liberal bias, use it!

  169. BASIL99
    July 19th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    You Didn’t Build That blog.

    ——–
    There should be t-shirts about all the things that Obama received without earning them:

    1- An expensive education in the best schools in America
    2- A Peace Prize for accomplishing nothing
    3- The Presidency for stealing votes and political corruption

    And the list goes on…

  170. The following essay, by Judge Neopolitano, is excellent, like so much of his written work. His live interviews are fine, but they do not set him apart from the crowd, the way his written work does. Judges are intellectuals, so they always have one foot in the world of the lamp. Then again, as I think about it, there are damned few public figures in general who are brilliant in both mediums. I can think of four public figures–just four, who are brilliant in both media: William Rusher, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Now that may be nothing more than a testament to my own lack of a broad enough vision. Surely, the law of probability suggest there are more. I just don’t see them.

    On a separate matter which has become a great irritant, that George Step and Fetch it is a real creepy individual. Even for a member of big media he is a wierdo. He is the type you would not want to get to close to in the men’s bathroom, unless you were umm errr Larry Craig. I guess it is that grin, and the love in those eyes, that I see whenever he is interviewing a member of the Obama adminstration, except for Hillary. It was there in spades when he was interviewing Geithner who is a wierdo too. Notice how they do this in a living room set, to give the audience a sense of intimacy. The soft lighting, the plush surrounding, despoiled by the presence of Step and the object of his amor.

    I have a pretty strong stomach at this point in life, but this little dimunitive–Step on my crank in octupus makes me puke.

  171. Oh, you wanted to see the essay, rather than my stream of consciousness crap. Sorry.

    The greatest distinguishing factor between countries in which there is some freedom and those where authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the Rule of Law. The idea that the very laws that the government is charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the time of the creation of the American Republic. Without that concept underlying the exercise of governmental power, there is little hope for freedom.
    ————————————

    The Rule of Law

    The Rule of Law is a three-legged stool on which freedom sits. The first leg requires that all laws be enacted in advance of the behavior they seek to regulate and be crafted and promulgated in public by a legitimate authority. The goal of all laws must be the preservation of individual freedom. A law is not legitimate if it is written by an evil genius in secret or if it punishes behavior that was lawful when the behavior took place or if its goal is to solidify the strength of those in power. It also is not legitimate if it is written by the president instead of Congress.

    The second leg is that no one is above the law and no one is beneath it. Thus, the law’s restraints on force and fraud need to restrain everyone equally, and the law’s protections against force and fraud must protect everyone equally. This leg removes from the discretion of those who enforce the law the ability to enforce it or to afford its protections selectively. This principle also requires that the law enforcers enforce the law against themselves. Of course, this was not always the case. In 1628, the British Parliament spent days debating the question “Is the king above the Rule of Law, or is the Rule of Law above the king?” Thankfully, the king lost — but only by 10 votes out of several hundred cast.

    The third leg of the Rule of Law requires that the structures that promulgate, enforce and interpret law be so fundamental — Congress writes the laws, the president enforces the laws, the courts interpret the laws — that they cannot be changed retroactively or overnight by the folks who administer them. Stated differently, this leg mandates that only a broad consensus can change the goals or values or structures used to implement the laws; they cannot be changed by atrophy or neglect or crisis.

    The values in America are set forth in the Declaration of Independence, and the governmental structures in America are set forth in the Constitution. The former — that our rights are inalienable and come from our Creator and not from the government — is not merely a recitation of Thomas Jefferson’s musings. The Declaration is the articulation of our values then and now, and it, too, is the law of the land.

    The Constitution was written — largely by James Madison — to define and to limit the federal government, and it was quickly amended by adding the Bill of Rights so as to be sure that natural rights would be respected by the government. This tension between the power of the majority — at the ballot box or in Congress — and the rights of the minority — whether a discrete class of persons or a minority of one — is known as the Madisonian dilemma. Stated differently, the Constitution provides for protection against the tyranny of the majority.

    In our system, the power to resolve the dilemma is reposed into the hands of the judiciary, and those who have that power are to resolve it without regard to popularity or politics. Their oath is to the Constitution. They have the final say on what the laws mean. If they follow the Rule of Law, they will invalidate that which the government has done and which is properly challenged before them and which is not authorized by the Constitution. Their very purpose is to be anti- democratic, lest the popular majority takes whatever lives, liberties or property it covets. In return for life tenure, we expect judicial modesty, and we demand constitutional fidelity — not political compromise.

    In our era, the violations of the Rule of Law have become most troublesome when the government breaks its own laws. Prosecute Roger Clemens for lying to Congress? What about all the lies Congress tells? Prosecute John Edwards for cheating? What about all the cheating in Congress when it enacts laws it hasn’t read? Bring the troops home from the Middle East? What about all the innocents killed secretly by the president using CIA drones? Can’t find a way to justify ObamaCare under the Constitution? Why not call it what its proponents insisted it isn’t — a tax?

    We live in perilous times. The president acts above the Rule of Law and fights his own wars. Congress acts below the Rule of Law by letting the president do whatever he can get away with. And this summer, the Supreme Court rewrote the Rule of Law.

    What do we do about it?

    To find out more about Judge Napolitano and to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit http://www.creators.com.

    COPYRIGHT 2012 ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO. DISTRIBUTED BY CREATORS.COM

    Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. Judge Napolitano has written six books on the U.S. Constitution. His latest is “ It is Dangerous To Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/19/rule-law/#ixzz215wedeXx

  172. Edmund Burke, the father of the modern conservative movement, believed that when wealthy people like Romney ascend to a leadership position, there is far less chance that they will abuse the office for financial gain. By contrast, most people who enter the presidency are not wealthy, but become wealthy through public office, which suggests a conflict of interest, detrimental to the constituents they supposedly serve. I believe that the tax rate on the wealthy should be higher. People like Buffett should pay a billion a year in taxes. But a man and woman who run a business, and EMPLOY US CITIZENS, they should receive greater tax incentives, paid for by what leaches like Buffett suck out of the system. In other words, I do not buy the argument that it is class warfare to increase taxes on the wealthy, but not on small business people who are the backbone of this country.

  173. An eye-opening new report by the Government Accountability Institute reveals that President Barack Obama averages just eight minutes more a week on economic meetings than the average dog owner spends walking their dog.

    When it was recently reported that Mr. Obama had played his 100th round of golf, the president said that playing golf was “the only time that for six hours, I’m outside.” Therefore, by his own estimate, the president has spent 600 hours playing golf, as compared to just 412 hours in economic meetings of any kind throughout his presidency.

    “You should know that keeping the economy growing and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning,” Mr. Obama said in 2011 to an audience of UPS workers. “It’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night.”

    But just how little time Mr. Obama has spent working on the economy can be seen in the data contained in the Government Accountability Institute’s analysis:

    Throughout the first 1,257 days of his presidency, Mr. Obama has spent just 412 hours in economic meetings or briefings of any kind
    In 2012, so far Obama has spent just 24 total hours in economic meetings of any kind
    Assuming a six day, 10-hour workweek, Obama has spent less than 4 percent of his total time in economic meetings or briefings of any kind
    There were 773 days (72 percent), excluding Sundays, in which he had no economic meetings
    Mr. Obama has spent an average of 138 minutes a week in economic meetings. According to a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, new dog owners spent an average of 130 minutes a week walking their dogs

    The study, which was based upon the president’s official schedule, practically bent over backwards to include anything even remotely akin to an economic meeting. For example, “Obama meets with Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum” was tallied as an economic meeting. Also included was, “Obama meets with Cabinet secretaries,” which may or may not have dealt with economic issues, counted as well.

    Still, with Americans suffering in the worst economy since the Great Depression, Mr. Obama’s time spent in economic meetings came in shockingly low.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/19/REPORT-Obama-Spends-Nearly-As-Much-Time-On-The-Economy-As-Dog-Owners-Spend-Walking-Their-Dogs

  174. Watch Reid get all crappy when a reporter dared to challenge him

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/reid-cant-explain-why-dems-didnt-raise-taxes-when-they-had-chance_648760.html

    At a press conference in the Capitol today, Senate Democrats continued to make their push to raise income taxes on individuals, as well as small businesses that file with the IRS as individuals, earning more than $250,000 per year. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn’t explain why he didn’t pass this bill in 2009 or 2010 when Democrats had huge majorities in the House and Senate and could have actually sent it to President Obama to sign into law.

    TWS: Leader Reid, when it comes to the Bush tax cuts…why didn’t Senate Democrats push through this bill back when you controlled the Senate, the House, and the presidency?

    REID: The tax cuts weren’t about to expire then. So that’s why we’re doing it now.

    TWS: You could have foreseen this issue two years ago.

    REPORTER: What are you talking about? They expired at the end of 2010.

    REID: And that’s why they were extended one year.

    TWS: Why didn’t they vote when you could have pushed this bill through and had it signed into law?

    REID: Next question.

    Update: Here’s the video of the exchange (courtesy of NRO):

  175. Following the press conference, THE WEEKLY STANDARD posed the same question to Democratic senator Chuck Schumer of New York. Schumer dismissed it as a “silly question” because the tax rates are “expiring now.” But when another reporter pressed him to explain why Democrats agreed in 2010 to extend all current tax rates, Schumer said it was important then to keep tax rates the same to stimulate the economy.

    QUESTION: Two years ago, the polls … supported raising taxes on the wealthy and you guys didn’t do it. You wound up making a compromise. What’s different now?

    SCHUMER: Well, some of us, ah, the difference is the president believed he needed the tax issue to get some stimulation into the economy because the economy was flat.

    In 2010, President Obama explained his opposition to raising taxes, saying, “I am just listening to the consensus among people who know the economy best. And what they will say is that if you either increased taxes or significantly lowered spending when the economy remains somewhat fragile, that that would have a destimulative effect and potentially you’d see a lot of folks losing business, more folks potentially losing jobs. That would be a mistake when the economy has not fully taken off.”

    A reporter asked Schumer today: “And does the economy not need that [stimulus] now though? We’re still kind of in a sluggish economy.”

    “Listen, we’ve been trying,” Schumer replied. “You heard my questioning with Bernanke. I believe that we have to stimulate the economy. Chairman Bernanke would prefer that that be done on the fiscal side. But we’re gridlocked on the fiscal side. When we proposed tax cuts for small business that they have always supported and they vote no, you know that the only hope is whatever effect monetary policy can have.”

    …………….

    they really are a bunch of muppets.

  176. Re: wbboei
    July 19th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I would agree with you on this, but for one thing. The really wealthy numbnuts can hire lawyers and accountants to ‘protect’ their money; and homes in the Cayman Islands to escape the taxman. Where there is a will, there is a way for these scoundrels. So, like a man who WILL not pay child support no matter how paltry the amount, there really is no way to enforce whatever tax rate the government requires – or might I say there is no will to enforce.

    My pet peeve at the moment continues to be those, especially those supporting Romney, stating about Obama that ‘he does not understand’ and that he is ‘incompetent.’ He damned well is competent and has achieved many, if not most, of his goals; and he full well understands what he is doing. He has been pretty dog gone successful in dismantling our country and the Constitution.

  177. They are worse than animals. They are dangerous, unrestrained predators.

    Black mobs’ Knockout Game raising alarms

    Death, brain injury reported after cases of attackers coldcocking passersby
    Published: 19 hours ago
    author-image by Colin FlahertyEmail | Archive
    Colin Flaherty is an award-winning reporter and author of “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.”

    Knockout

    Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.

    Ready to play the Knockout Game?

    The St. Louis version is the most popular, so let’s start there: Begin with a bunch of black people. Anywhere from five to 50.

    Find a white person, but an Asian will do. Alone is important. Older is better. Weak and defenseless even more so.

    Without warning, punch that person in the face as hard as you can. You win if you score a Knockout.

    If not, keep punching until your arms and legs get too tired to continue. Or the person dies.

    You can play anywhere, but “vibrant and culturally mixed” South Grand District is probably best. That is where the victims are: Asians, “gay” people, artists, yuppies – people who won’t fight back.

    The league does not have official standings. Not yet. But over the last two years, the number of attacks has ranged from 20, if you believe the police, to 100, if you believe people actually playing and watching the game.

    And that is just in St. Louis.

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/black-mobs-knockout-game-raising-alarms/

  178. I am going to get this book.

    White Girl Bleed a Lot

    Hee’s some of what it covers:

    The Midwest state fair with a “Beat Whitey Night?” Or the Black Beach Week that turns a town into “living hell?” Or the school principal who blamed Asian students for being racist after suffering years of abuse?

    The eleven episodes of racial violence on the Fourth of July 2012? Some involving more than 1000 black people?

    These criminal episodes go by different names: Flash mobs, flash robs, black on white crime, or as one social worker put it: Kids just “blowing off steam.” Anything except what they are: Racial violence.

    Now for the first time, a new book breaks the code of silence on the explosion of racial violence in more than 50 cities since 2010. All “impeccably documented,” says the Houston Examiner.

  179. A new UM for those interested…

    First part of a long interview between Ulsterman, WSI and a new MI (Military Insider)

    I am still reading it, but here is a taste…

    [snip]

    …WSI: Go ahead.

    MI: Approximately two years ago…not quite two years ago…I received information pertaining to an election contingency plan. For 2012. After the 2010 elections there were particular operatives…specific to the Obama administration and Democratic Party leadership…indicating an overwhelming need to secure a second term for President Obama. That document’s title was…(pauses)

    WSI: He can be trusted – I give you my word. Please proceed.

    MI: That document’s title was “By Any Means Necessary”. It was unofficial – but we know it came directly from channels specific to the administration. We confirmed that.

    UM: What channels? Who are you talking about?

    MI: We believe it to have been authored by Mr. Sunstein. Reviewed and approved by Valerie Jarrett. Preparations for implementation are being done in part by Mr. Leo Gerard coordinating with…with high ranking officials within the Department of Justice, Homeland Security…and…the U.S. military.

    UM: Leo Gerard? The union leader? How would he play a part in this?

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/07/19/military-insider-president-obama-by-any-means-necessary/

  180. Some of the most intelligent president of all times statements..you couldn’t make this stuff up. I always wondered about the 57 states comment until I learned that

    Obama may have been right all along. Because there really are 57 states…

    In the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
    ********

    ACE

    For such a supposedly fantastic speaker, it’s sure hard to bring to mind any outstanding Obama quotes. I remember nothing from his big post-racial race speech, his inaugural, his state of the union addresses. What I remember is when he goes off teleprompter.

    “Why can’t I just eat my waffle?”

    “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.”

    “The private sector is doing fine.”

    “At a certain point, you’ve made enough money.”

    “The Cambridge police acted stupidly.”

    “I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”

    “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”

    “We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.”

    “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

    “You didn’t build that.”

    So this, to me, is great news:

    President Obama is weaning himself off his teleprompter.
    At recent campaign events in Pennsylvania, Virginia and again Monday in Ohio, Obama spoke to crowds in high school gymnasiums and at crowded outdoor events without his teleprompter, instead using written notes.

    The difference is dramatic. Instead of turning in his characteristic manner from right to left and back again, reading from the two sloping, clear-plastic planes of his teleprompter, Obama has glanced down at pages in a binder on his podium.
    *#********

    Let me add, “George, John McCain knows I am not a Muslim”…do we now…

  181. Leanora
    July 19th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    It concerns met too. Ulsterman’s recent interview with a Military Insider and his discussion of the “Anything it Takes” strategy to set the POS back in the WH so he can implement the rest of his horrific plan for America including Agenda 21 has me hoping patriots like the formeer Navy SEAL and current Montana Senator who started an anti-BO PAC are successful.

    We have to get rid of the POS.

  182. USDA partnering with Mexico to boost food stamp participation

    NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 10: Kethia Dorelus a social worker with the Cooperative Feeding Program displays a Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food on February 10, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.

    USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.

    “USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”

    The partnership — which was signed by former USDA Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista in 2004 — sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican consulates in America provide USDA nutrition assistance program information to Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals working in America and migrant communities in America. The information is specifically focused on eligibility criteria and access.

    The goal, for USDA, is to get rid of what they see as enrollment obstacles and increase access among potentially eligible populations by working with arms of the Mexican government in America. Benefits are not guaranteed or provided under the program — the purpose is outreach and education.

    Some of the materials the USDA encourages the Mexican government to use to educate and promote the benefit programs are available free online for order and download. A partial list of materials include English and Spanish brochures titled “Five Easy Steps To Snap Benefits,” “How To Get Food Help — A Consumer’s Guide to FNCS Programs,” “Ending Hunger Improving Nutrition Combating Obesity,” and posters with slogans like “Food Stamps Make America Stronger.”

    When asked for details and to elaborate on the program, USDA stressed it was established in 2004 and not meant for illegal immigrants.

    “The partnership with the Mexican embassy was established in 2004,” a USDA spokesman wrote The Daily Caller in an email. “USDA does not perform outreach to immigrants that are undocumented, and therefore not eligible for SNAP.” (RELATED: USDA buckles, removes Spanish food stamp soap operas from website)

    Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has been pushing for reform of SNAP, sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Wednesday demanding more answers and documents pertaining to the partnership.

    The agency has yet to supply documents and information requested by Sessions’ Senate Budget Committee staff, including the Memorandums of Understanding between USDA and the Mexican government regarding the food assistance partnership.

    In an interview with TheDC, Sessions explained that the little-known partnership raises questions not just about where tax money is going, but about America’s immigration policy.

    “It’s a very disturbing policy, gone on for some years, and it raises very serious questions about American immigration policy as well as fiscal policy,” Session said. “Let’s get back to the fundamentals. What happened with the ‘96 welfare reform was to say that if want to you come to America you come legally, you assert you’re not coming for welfare benefits but you’re coming to work or otherwise be independent. There is no logic behind an immigration policy that would encourage immigrants who can’t successfully operate within this society.”

    NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 10: Kethia Dorelus a social worker with the Cooperative Feeding Program displays a Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food on February 10, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    According to Sessions, immigrants who come to America should be able to operate successfully without the aid of government.

    “An immigration policy should seek to bring people to the United States who will be able to function independently without government subsidies,” he explained. “We’ve got millions of people that want to come here, millions of people who would be able to perform without a subsidy, so we need to be selecting those people.”

    Sessions isn’t simply concerned that the USDA has eschewed transparency with their Mexican partnership or that legal immigrants are encouraged to get on the government’s handout rolls — he is also worried about the lack of protections against undocumented immigrants receiving benefits for which they are not qualified.

    As the senator detailed in his letter to Vilsack, and the USDA’s 2011 Guidance on Non-Citizen Eligibility for SNAP explains, although undocumented immigrants are usually not eligible to enroll in SNAP, illegals may enroll their eligible children.

    It is up to the states to determine if applicants or households are qualified aliens. In some circumstances, SNAP benefits can be conferred upon people who merely state, upon penalty of perjury, that they are in the country legally.

    “Applicants need only attest that they are citizens of the United States, and the state must accept that attestation as conclusive,” Sessions explained in his letter. “Some states currently voluntarily participate in the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, which allows administrators to run a simple check to determine if non-citizen applicants are eligible for benefits. States that do not use SAVE to verify alien status may simply accept the applicant’s attestation of legal status as a substitute for verification, or, alternately, may accept submitted documents without checking their veracity.”

    Sessions offered an amendment to the Senate version of the 2012 farm bill last month which would have required the government to use SAVE — a program similar to E-Verify — to ensure SNAP recipients are in the country legally. The amendment was not brought to the floor for a vote.

    According to Sessions’ office, the Congressional Budget Office was unable to estimate how much money the SAVE amendment would have saved because the federal government does not know how many ineligible illegal immigrants have accessed SNAP.

    Mexico is the only country with which USDA has a nutrition assistance outreach partnership agreement

  183. CNBC admits we are all slaves to the central bankers.

    During the video, the host asks guests, “Do we all work for central bankers – is this global governance at last – is it one world – the central bankers in charge….aren’t we all just living and dying for what the central banks do?”

    “To answer your question, we are absolutely slaves to central banks,” responds the guest.

  184. BASIL99
    July 19th, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    —————————
    Did you see the Hannity interview with Zimmerman and his attorney?

    The story he tells is of a violent young black thug who is trying to kill him.

    The nightmare of most civilized people.

    You can call it racism if you like. But all it really is is pragmatism.

  185. Drones That May Fly ‘Indefinitely’ Can Be Recharged By Lasers

    LOS ANGELES (KNX 1070) — A recently demonstrated breakthrough in technology may help Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), better known as drones, stay airborne for very long periods of time before having to return to Earth.

    This development comes at a time when the U.S. government is actively encouraging the domestic use of drones, first by law enforcement, and later, by private concerns.

    Lockheed…

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/07/18/drones-that-may-fly-indefinitely-can-be-recharged-by-lasers/

  186. I saw Judge Andrew Napolitano in Orlando a couple of years ago and I loved him even more in person. He got the longest and loudest standing ovation I have ever witnessed in person or on tv.

    I wish we knew his take on what WHI says. So, how do we circumvent our demise?

  187. wbboe,

    I saw it. And having personally worked with young black and hispanic populations I can say unequivocally they are incorrigible. No, they are among the lowest forms of life, dims being one step below.

    I am lucky I was DX’d with hep-c and then cancer. It removed me from that horrific environment. During the last several years when I was working with K-5 kids I sustained damage to my eye when a kindergartner punched me, encountered a gang of 5 kids on bikes who tried to jump me down in the school parking lot, all wielding bats and had one parent (at the urging of a white humpty dumpty bleeding heart a##hat Americorp volunteer) threaten to report me to the cops for assault.

    I know first hand what those animals are capable of. My experiences are from several years ago. I can only imagine the level of violence now that the black mess-iah is in the WH.

    Of course, the white population won’t be informed of this until it’s too late, not with the media blackout on reporting black on white crime.

    I am formulating a theory that the one of the goals of the POS admin is to replace the population with braindead slugs who will not question his declarations, either because they’re ignorant or high or because they don’t understand the language.

    One of the victims of this strategy in the relentless assault on the country is the english language.

    I wish I could see the leftie libs forced to endure 1 week, 1 day or even 1 hour in a predominantly black school.

    He11, even the few black teachers get their butts out of the classroom as soon as they can land a plum (no-kid contact) special services (meaning do nothing) position.

    I would laugh like a hyena at the libs and say this is what you support, now live with them. For the rest of your lives.

    Ironically, most of the white guilt crowd who insist blacks are deserving of even more reparations have never lived among them or worked with them.

    Fothermuckers.

  188. wbboei, I was upset that Greta and FnF played an excerpt, but it was a clip that essentially had Zimmerman saying that he would not have changed anything. That is not what he said at the end after he had been given some time to reflect during the interview. His address to the camera is what should be shown. His address to the camera was heartbreaking; I want to be on that trial.

    How could anyone without ulterior motives call this visibly noticeable minority man a white person, or even a white Hispanic? I have never heard Him referred to as White Black.

  189. Just for the record,

    When I lived in NYC I was mugged 3 times, each time by a black man.

    And lest anyone misconstrue my comments, I was also in a bi-racial marriage many moons ago.

  190. Basil99 re: I am formulating a theory that the one of the goals of the POS admin is to replace the population with braindead slugs who will not question his declarations, either because they’re ignorant or high or because they don’t understand the language.

    Nah, all He has to do is give them stuff, you know, from his stash. They can be bought so cheaply. They are already Zombies.

  191. He is giving them stuff, he is giving them our money, he is giving another country all together our money through food stamps and he is literally giving them our country through back door amnesty. Actually, not so back door.WTH is wrong with this picture?

  192. “Nah, all He has to do is give them stuff, you know, from his stash. They can be bought so cheaply. They are already Zombies.”
    ********
    That’s why it won’t change. Each wing of the US political party throws “red meat” to it’s base and then the Dims and Rethugs get together with the lobbyists, click ice cubes at Georgetown parties, and laugh their asses off at us suckers. The Dims are buying the votes of the SNAP recipients and both “parties” get funds from the retailers and international food processing corps. It would be nice to know where and on what those 10s of billions of dollars are spent.

  193. Oh, I am loving some of these graphics I am seeing with a background of sand and footprints in the sand, and this text: If you look back on your businesses history and you see only one set of footprints in the sand…..it was then that Obama carried you.

  194. Relax peeps, Romney is trout fishing. You don’t pull up on the pole until you know you can set the hook. Trout will play your bait to test it.
    Don’t worry, Obama is toast.

    🙂

  195. Pretty soon…..we’ll all be poorer than the Chinese.
    Mothers in China will be saying to their kids….”Eat that! There are starving kids in America who would love to have that.” 😆

  196. That’s why it won’t change. Each wing of the US political party throws “red meat” to it’s base and then the Dims and Rethugs get together with the lobbyists, click ice cubes at Georgetown parties, and laugh their asses off at us suckers. The Dims are buying the votes of the SNAP recipients and both “parties” get funds from the retailers and international food processing corps. It would be nice to know where and on what those 10s of billions of dollars are spent.
    ———————
    Actually, the ground is moving under their feet. In days of yore, they could do grand bargains. Grand bargains made the Washington establishment rich and powerful. They were characterized by posturing, a negotiated deal, and good fellowship–les bon temps roule.

    But now the game has changed, due to many factors including but not limited to the structural decline in the American economy, looming national debt and the rise of grass roots who see how the Washington elites are looting the country. A great reckoning awaits the Washington elites, I believe they know it, and this is their nightmare.

    Here are some additional thoughts on the subject by Jennifer Rubin.
    ———————————————————-

    Ultimately, you don’t need grand bargains to get things done in D.C. The old-guard establishment thinks that is the only way to do business because that is how it had been done for the 50 years following World War II. But those decades of grand bargains were bankrolled on an economy that is no longer capable of growing any more. So now we have to make choices.

    That’s how things can — and ultimately will — be solved: choices at the ballot box. The electorate has to get into its collective brain that guns, butter, low taxes and sustainable deficits no longer go together. And they have to start make some tough choices. Until they do, there will be no more compromises.

    That’s actually a big reason that I live 350 miles from Washington D.C., even though I write about politics for a living. My sense is that sooner rather than later the country is going to pull the plug on the established interests in the Beltway, and I don’t want to be anywhere nearby when it happens. I’ll put it this way: economic growth has averaged 1.7 percent for the last decade; if that happens for another decade, then in 2022 things in D.C. are going to be very different than they are now.

  197. “That’s how things can — and ultimately will — be solved: choices at the ballot box. The electorate has to get into its collective brain that guns, butter, low taxes and sustainable deficits no longer go together. And they have to start make some tough choices.”
    *******
    For that to happen, the electorate needs easy access to honest information. In today’s information “environment” the facts are a byproduct of the agenda and are usually part of the “red meat” that is thrown to their respective political bases.

    A few days ago, I was inline at the grocery store and the woman in from of me was over weight by 175-200 pounds. I looked in her very full grocery cart and saw, Honey buns, multiple boxes of sugar cereal, frozen pizzas, instant mashed potatoes, frozen BBQ chicken wings, etc., etc,. She paid with a food stamp card.

    Who benefits? Well she does with “free” food, and because she eat all of that crap, she is obese, needs Medicaid for her poor health and likely gets SSI because she is too fat to work and is medically disabled. An the other hand, what is the mark up on all of that junk food for the processors and retailers??? I bet it’s a big fraction of the 10s of billions SNAP dollars vs if people bought a bag of potatoes and raw chicken. On the other hand if people on food stamps are restricted on what they can buy, then people like Deval Patrick say that poor peoples’ self esteem is hurt.

    The bottom line is that both parties are whip-sawing the voters with bullshit, for the benefit of the people who give the “contributions” to keep them in office.

  198. More proof that big media is working against the interests of the American People. The comment by Obama, which he now denies he ever said, that the wealthy owe their success to government, and therefore should be willing to pay more in taxes, was systematically not reported by big media, i.e. NBC, CNN, ABC, AP, NYT, in order to protect the asshole. Yes, this is an election year, Obama said something that gives great insight into his mind and how he will govern over the next four years if he is elected, but because it is negative, big media buries it. Well, one bad turn deserves another. The American People are complete fools if they listen to big media. There is no point wasting your time on a serial liar, which is all they really are.

  199. According to Britt Hume, none of the big media outlets reported what Obama said after it happened. They did so only after Romney did a video on it. The predicate for this material breach of juournalist ethics was their non coverage of Obama’s connection to Obama’s America hating spiritual advisor good old I hate Jews and White People and Obama says amen, Jerry Wright. Big media should do everyone a favor and turn in their charter. They are pathetic.

  200. “That’s how things can — and ultimately will — be solved: choices at the ballot box. The electorate has to get into its collective brain that guns, butter, low taxes and sustainable deficits no longer go together. And they have to start make some tough choices.”
    ———————————
    That is not the way it will happen. The way it will happen is when unemployment reaches a higher threshold, and our bond rating is downgraded again, and consumer confidence collapses, and Obama demands higher taxes, and black market activity consumes half our economy as it did with the Soviet Union, and we lose our reserve currency status, and large segments of the American Public declare April 15th as their tax holiday, then Washington DC will lose its power. At that point, Washington will be compelled to change its ways, as other regimes in the past have had to do so. It is a question of money or rather the lack thereof.

  201. Obama wishes he had not said what he said. And big media will bury it to protect him–their meal ticket until Romney wins. But fortuately for us, and unfortunately for the Obama campaign:

    The moving finger writes
    And having writ moves on
    And neither all your piety or wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a line
    Nor all your tears wash away a word of it.

    Yes, I know, he is the Houdini of spin, and big media is the final arbiter of the election process. There is only one little problem: he was caught saying this on tape and you cannot unring the bell. Not even a Messiah can do that.

  202. Oh Goodie, the Poooor Me routine is starting earlier this time around.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ulV0pGvKfzk

    ““In 2008, I tried to only making promises that I could keep or work on keeping. I told you that I was not a perfect man and I wouldn’t be a perfect president but I also told you that I would always tell you what I thought, I’d always tell you where I stood and most of all, I would wake up every single day, every single day and spend every waking hour thinking about you fighting for as hard as I knew for you.””

    Where is that video with Hillary in that yellow pantsuit with her line about parting oceans and seas?

  203. I used to greatly respect the Kennedys at one point, nothing but disgust for them now. And Caroline Kennedy? 2008 showed everything about her, and nothing good. Apparently the Kennedys think the rules, laws don’t apply to them, and they are some royal, maybe there should just be a “Kennedy” seat in Congress permanantly, and they can just rotate who sits there.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/kennedy_mob_nbQtYd3bJCfhPoa8JjuaxN

    “They’re playing by mob rules.

    The Kennedy clan’s ramped-up reaction to Kerry Kennedy’s alleged drugged-driving smashup has upstate authorities likening the brood to a bunch of wiseguys, sources said yesterday.

    “The family is so aggressive, they act like some organized-crime family,” said a law-enforcement source familiar with the case.

    “They come right out playing hardball with bare knuckles — they don’t even know the facts.””

  204. Wow, with his ad he juxtaposed the wrong words with Romney to make it look like Romney quoted it wrong but was too scared to leave it out all together — so tacks it on the end. I am sure the media will not notice. Romney, poor guy studiously read from his notes so that he won’t misquote him. Romney actually looks good in that ad and Obama (unwittingly) helped him by showing him saying nice things about teachers, firefighters and such. Only Obama looks like a fool.

  205. pm317

    the ad is so stupid, do they think people aren’t going to be able to look up the actual clip online. The Barry media won’t cover it, and they too will look like complicit and compliant part of the Barry camp because they don’t call out Barry, yet would have called out Romney.

    This is not even bias, this is straight Stalin like propoganda done by the American media.

  206. LOL! Just who are they fooling?!

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/msnbc-disputes-fox-news-claim-about-rev-sharpton-129494.html

    “MSNBC is pushing back against Fox News host Sean Hannity, who last night accused MSNBC host the Rev. Al Sharpton of “rushing to judgment” in the case of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

    “MSNBC would like to set the record straight following some misinformation presented by Fox News during the interview with George Zimmerman last night,” MSNBC wrote in a statement sent to POLITICO. “Reverend Al Sharpton never ‘rushed to judgment,’ as stated by Mr. Hannity. Reverend Sharpton repeatedly called for calm and for a more thorough investigation in the wake of the tragic events. Ultimately, the authorities agreed an arrest was warranted.”

  207. These people are absolute lunatics. How in the HELL did they ever get put in the position they are in? Big Media / Dims – we need denazification.

  208. Tim, I hope Romney does a nice balancing act with this. He should not go too far with nasty that people feel sympathy for Obama. Because media will make it their mission to create that sympathy for him.

  209. “Reverend Al Sharpton never ‘rushed to judgment,’ as stated by Mr. Hannity. Reverend Sharpton repeatedly called for calm and for a more thorough investigation in the wake of the tragic events. Ultimately, the authorities agreed an arrest was warranted.”—msnbc

    We hired Al because he is an elder statesman—msbc (phil griffin)

    ————————————————

    And so was Idi Amin . . . A race baiting demogogue of the lowest order. He is right out of the pages of Bon Fire of the Vanities.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/03/30/Sharpton-Civil-Disobedience

  210. Frankly Obama does not look good in that at all. He is screaming and even squealing, kind of shrill and his eyes are not focused. They are roving, looking at nobody nor at the audience, like he is straining to remember the words and not particularly paying attention to who he is talking to.

  211. dnc-regrets-offending-ann-romney-no-more-horse-ads/
    ——————————-
    The only thing they regret is that it backfired. These people are unfit for positions of leadership. They are utterly incapable of shame or remorse. They are the very thing Orwell spoke of. He had been a fellow traveler himself and he saw what base creatures the hard left really are. Here is what he said about them:
    —————————————————————
    “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”

  212. wbboei
    July 19th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Yep, you nailed it. Its all about power for these hard left people, and these minions are the same who have taken over the entire dem party.

  213. Just got into a fight with a local station call in screener. This was my letter to the station and parent company. Not a great letter, but I was mad.

    To Whom it May Concern,

    I called into the Jeff Ward show in Austin, TX, 5/19/12 about 5:30pm to
    make a comment concerning Barack Obama’s claim he was a Professor of
    Constitutional Law at The University of Chicago. The guest on the show
    was claiming that Obama was a scholar, and that their was no doubt to
    that. This is untrue, he was an instructor who taught courses there
    part-time,not a Professor, and I wanted to clear up that misnomer
    because it speaks volumes to the inflated resume he brought with him
    that the media did not vent.Sen. Obama consistently and falsely made
    claims that he was a law professor. The Sun-Times reported that,
    “Several direct-mail pieces issued for Obama’s primary [Senate]
    campaign said he was a law professor at the University of Chicago. He
    was not. He was a senior lecturer at the school. In academia, there is
    a vast difference between the two titles. Details matter.” In academia,
    there’s a significant difference: professors have tenure while
    lecturers do not. [Hotline Blog, 4/9/07; Chicago Sun-Times, 8/8/04]

    Jeff Ward was not the host, there was a sub. I felt they did not feel
    it was a substantial comment and I was cut off without much a do. I
    called back to leave a message for the host, I told the intake person,,
    whom I believe was “Larry”, that I knew I wasn’t going to get back on,
    but wanted to leave the host my statement in more detail.

    Larry was very rude, told me he looked on the Universities website and
    they said he was a visiting two year Professor .I informed Larry that
    many sites had white washed vast details of Obama’s life during the
    campaign and Larry started screaming at me that I should admit I was
    wrong, over and over and that he was sick and tired of people like me.

    I am hoping you have the tape of the conversation, I at no time raised
    my voice or made inappropriate remarks, but was yelled and screamed at
    by your employee.

    I have never written a letter to complain about an employee in any
    instance in my life, but I thought you needed to know the behavior of
    the person answering the phones.

  214. How could we EVER forget this lie…
    ****

    Mr. Obama relayed a story of how his Kenyan father and his Kansan mother fell in love because of the tumult of Selma, but he was born in 1961, four years before the confrontation at Selma took place. When asked later, Mr. Obama clarified himself, saying: “I meant the whole civil rights movement.”

    [The senator’s actual quote was: “My very existence might not have been possible had it not been for some of the folks here today. … This young man named Barack Obama got one of those tickets and came over to this country. He met this woman whose great-great-great-great-grandfather had owned slaves; but she had a good idea there was some craziness going on because they looked at each other and they decided that we know that the world as it has been it might not be possible for us to get together and have a child. There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Alabama.”]

    –“‘I was a little nervous’ at debate: Obama,” by Lynn Sweet:

  215. tim
    July 19th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    can you all f**king believe this?? The man is a dictator, I cannot believe I’m saying I want Bush back, Even Bush was better than this garbage!
    _______________

    Tim, this a staged ad done in a studio environment. The people sitting in the background are from another of Obama’s campaign stops- the audio doesn’t match the reaction of the audience because it’s based on Obama’s remarks rather than an audience reaction. It’s all FAKE.. just like him!

  216. There is one sentence in that paragraph that applies directly to Obama.

    “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.”

    This is what the morons in big media fail to realize. They think they will make out fine after the revolution. They are that fucking ignorant. In fact, they will be the first to go. Consider the interesting case of sugar baron Julio Lobo (Julius Wolf). He bet he could survive under Castro. He was wrong. It is amazing to me that big media has not figured this out. In a dictatorship like the one Obama seeks to establish, big media people are expendable.

  217. So let me get this straight, Barry and his dem minions hound Romney to release more than 2 yrs tax returns, Mccain only released 2 years and that was fine.

    Then this whole week, Reid, Pelosi rant and rave like lunatics about Romney not being able to run for dog catcher because he won’t release more than 2 years, Pelosi even went so far to suggest maybe there should be a law to force Romney to release those tax records…

    Then several media, the ver few real ones that is, ask Pelosi why she won’t release hers, only 17 of 535 congresspeople have released their taxes… than Pelosi lashes out at the media saying, anyone asking such stupid questions should release THEIR tax returns.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/07/19/Pelosi-Threatens-Media-Maybe-The-People-Writing-These-Stories-Should-Release-Their-Tax-Returns

    Do these dems think people don’t see what kind of lunatics they are now?? They’re are like cornered animals, lashing out at anything and anyone.

  218. Re: gonzotx
    July 19th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    When in Selma years ago; we met a store owner whose business faces the bridge and you could see it out his storefront window. He said with a look of sheer disgust on his face, that all that happened on that bridge was a lot of f’ing and shitting. And he was being literal. The idiots were having an orgy on that bridge, i guess in celebration.

    Bill O’Reilly had a Talking Points tonight that ‘explained’ to viewer ‘what’ Obama ‘really’ was………….O’Reilly has a man crush, I do believe. He said he was not any of the evil things that I have called Obama, but rather a ‘social justice proponent who has anti-capitalist views.” He is another one whose eyes must be brown. He has gone daffy since his interview with Obama.

  219. Re: Do these dems think people don’t see what kind of lunatics they are now?? They’re are like cornered animals, lashing out at anything and anyone.

    No, they do not see it; because their minions all have the identical group think.

    I have a long and heated debate with a few of her minions tonight on my community page after I had posted the graphic “He did not kill Osama Bin Laden” They were all hotsy totsy and when I brought facts to prove them wrong, they would pivot to another topic. I finally told one guy after he called me some names that I would give him one ball and then we would both two. Then as an end, I stated that it had been a good debate and it gave a lot of information for those who were undecided to think about; both of the worst offenders THEN posted a total reversal of what they had been saying all along……….they think and talk just like Pelosi.

  220. I see, sneaking this one in on the quiet……

    http://atr.org/dont-die-confiscatory-percent-death-tax-a7051

    Don’t Die in 2013: Confiscatory 55% Death Tax Set to Take Effect
    In 2013, the death tax will revert to its antiquated, pre-2001 form.

    The 2001 tax relief bill (EGTRRA), drastically reduced the impact of the death tax over the course of a decade, so that it was eliminated entirely for one year in 2010 — a good year to die, joked a number of pundits. The bill lowered marginal rates and increased the applicable exclusion amount, but it also included a provision allowing individuals to carry over exclusion dollars that were unused by their spouse at the time of his or her death. This “portability” measure effectively increased the applicable exclusion for many households, in some instances putting millions of dollars beyond the reach of the federal government.

    The death tax rose from the grave at the end of 2010, with a Bush-era top rate of 35% and an applicable exclusion amount of $5 million ($5.12 million in 2012).

    Scheduled Changes

    In 2013, the death tax will revert to its antiquated, pre-2001 form. The applicable exclusion amount will plummet to $1,000,000, and the top marginal rate will leap twenty points to 55%. A 5% surtax will also return, to be levied on estates between $10 million and $17 million. This raises the top effective rate of the death tax to 60%.

    ATRF Analysis

    According to research by the Tax Policy Center, if the current death tax expires, then the resulting, stricter exemption threshold will force 114,600 estates to file for the tax in 2013 — this represents a 13-fold increase from the previous year’s 8,800 estates, and countless wasted hours filling out tax paperwork. Of that cohort, an unfortunate 52,500 will be liable for the tax, way up from 3,300.

    While those 52,500 taxpayers only represent 2% of those who die each year, no one should be fooled into thinking that the effects of this tax fall only on the proverbial “one percent.” The economic incidence of the death tax is far broader, because it causes many wealthy individuals to save less, choosing instead to retire early or, as Milton Friedman put it, “dissipate their wealth on high living.” This reduction in savings means a concomitant reduction in investment, lessening the flow of capital to businesses and organizations where countless ordinary Americans are employed.

    Additionally, use of estate planning lawyers, life insurance trusts, and inter vivos gifting (all common practice in upper-income circles) allows many wealthy individuals to minimize their estate liability, so that the death tax ends up harming only those who could not or chose not to navigate a maze of legal loopholes.

    But the ills of a 55% death tax are not just speculative. Prior to 2001, when the death tax stood at 55%, a 1994 study by the Tax Foundation found that a 55% estate tax “has roughly the same effect on entrepreneurial incentives as a doubling of income tax rates.” The same death tax today, then, would have similar decision-distorting economic effects as an 80% income tax on affected parties. A 1992 study that was generally pro-redistribution piled on, finding that the paperwork and compliance costs of the estate tax largely cancelled out any revenue raised from the tax.

    This consistent finding — that the death tax is effectively revenue neutral, and is a net economic drain — exposes the class warfare aims of death tax advocates. The other reasons listed merely reinforce the point: that the death tax increase should be vigorously opposed.

    10 Year Cost to Taxpayers

    Congressional Budget Office: $516 billion

    Read more: http://atr.org/dont-die-confiscatory-percent-death-tax-a7051#ixzz218hx0daR

  221. AmericanGal
    July 19th, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Why does Obama have so many doctored photos? Whoever is Adobe photoshopping his photos is an idiot. You can see that they forgot to take the black person’s hand out from under 12 year old Baracks’s arm and it appears as an extension of Stanley Ann Dunham’s arm. Barack’s mother is photoshopped into the picture. The light is hitting her differently and then the frame holding the chairs doesn’t line up across the photo. The chairs to the left of Stanley Dunham are on a different level than the ones on the right.

    Who was the black man that had his hand on 12 year old Barry in that picture of them at the airport? Why are they hiding that it was black man on the other side of him? The scuttlebutt is that it was the Communist Frank Marshall Davis. Maybe Barry doesn’t want anyone to know that that pervert Frank Marshall Davis was his father because I’ve seen somewhat pornographic pictures of a naked Stanley Ann Dunham with other naked women at Davis’s apartment. Maybe what he is actually hiding on his birth certificate is the name of his father.

    Here is the link of the photoshopped picture that Obama has on his Facebook page for those that didn’t click on it when American Gal posted it:

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/another-doctored-image-deepens-obama-mystery/

  222. Whoever it was, it was very important for them to hide the identity of the person. That begs the BIG question. WHY?

  223. And, yes to clarify things. There are pictures of a naked Stanley Ann Dunham available on the web. She’s crawling around on the floor butt naked with other women or lounging on a chair naked, smoking a cigarette. I saw them back in 2008 and I saw them again within the last year. Supposedly, the pictures were taken at the apartment/house of the Communist Frank Marshall Davis and he had a small following of young women that thought he was The One; kind of like Barry.

  224. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-20/shooting-at-movie-premiere-in-denver/4144542

    Media in the United States are reporting that a masked gunman has shot dead 10 people and wounded up to 40 others at a premiere showing of the new Batman movie in Colorado.

    Local radio station KOA, citing witnesses, said a figure in a gas mask had opened fire at the showing in a mall in the Denver suburb of Aurora and set off a smoke or tear gas bomb.

    It said initial police estimates were of 30 to 40 people injured.

    A local hospital spokesperson said three people in a critical condition had already been rushed for treatment while medical staff had been told to prepare for a “mass casualty” event.

  225. a baby shot and killed at close range, oh the humanity. Give me a baseball bat and let me beat the bastards to death.

  226. FBI considering raising national security level across the United States following Denver shooting. Somethings afoot.

  227. Here’s Nan, with an assist from McClatchy, trying to walk Obie back from the abyss.

    Nancy Pelosi Downplays Tax Return Demand
    By Jonathan Strong Roll Call Staff July 19, 2012, 11:57 a.m.
    Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction.
    As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” snip
    The Minority Leader faced questions about the issue after a McClatchy News report showed only 17 of 535 Members released their tax returns when asked….
    http://www.rollcall.com/news/nancy_pelosi_downplays_tax_return_demand-216283-1.html?pos=hln

  228. Pelosi backtracks after being asked for her tax returns…..

    Pelosi: On Second Thought, This Whole Tax Returns Thing is a Distraction

    Behold what a prominent politician’s “CYA” instinct hath wrought:

    Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction. As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues. “We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts,” Pelosi said after answering two questions about the issue.

    Pelosi even started clawing at the annoyingly inquisitive media:

    Pelosi also suggested that the media should face disclosure requirements. “Some people think the same standard should be held to the ownership of the news media in the country who are writing these stories about all of this. What do you think of that?” she asked.

    Yeah, what do you think of that, reporters? Stop asking Nancy questions about her shameless hypocrisy! It seems the former Speaker is a little jittery over the report we highlighted earlier:

    Nancy Pelosi was emphatic. Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years of his personal tax returns, she said, makes him unfit to win confirmation as a member of the president’s Cabinet, let alone to hold the high office himself. Sen. Harry Reid went farther: Romney’s refusal to make public more of his tax records makes him unfit to be a dogcatcher. They do not, however, think that standard of transparency should apply to them. The two Democratic leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives are among hundreds of senators and representatives from both parties who refused to release their tax records.

    Coming soon, a new GOP talking point on Romney’s taxes: “Even Nancy Pelosi — who declines to release her own tax returns — calls this whole issue a distraction.”

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/07/19/pelosi_actually_this_whole_tax_returns_thing_is_a_distraction

  229. “President Obama – You’re Killing Us Out Here”

    by Ulsterman July 20, 2012

    Kudos to the Romney campaign for one of the most effective political ads so far in the 2012 election cycle.

  230. President Obama: Am shocked and saddened by horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado

    and i’m sure you will milk it for all its worth just like you did in Arizona.

  231. Here comes the great divide.

    …Someone actually wrote those words to me this week, in an argument I got into on Facebook, regarding…well…everything going on in our country right now, and our President, and my defense of him. Apparently, backing up my President, and being a struggling middle to lower middle class family means I hate success, hard work, and the wealthy. Right? It also seems to mean I am lazy, and jealous, to some.

    I am unsure when or how it came to be, but the media, or the “have’s” who are fearful of the “have not’s”, or rather, fearful of how easy they could become a “have not”, through no fault of their own, has really done what it needed to do. It has pitted us against one another. They have created classes, within a class! Bravo! Well done!snip
    http://frompradatopayless.blogspot.com/2012/07/they-are-just-jealous-because-they-are.html

  232. I just heard that the ATF is on the scene in Colorado.

    I’m sure we all know why.

    If any of the weapons used in this awful killing was a F&F gun we will never know.

  233. This is not an idle threat- in case you are wondering.. Obama has signed to date over 900 EO’s in the last 3.8 yrs. These executive orders have an underlying common thread. Turning our sovereign God given Rights as individuals as The Founding Fathers intended over to a corrupt Soros driven entity called the United Nations. Obama’s signing of the L.O.S.T Treaty will give the UN exclusive International control over every aspect of America’s laws local and state, our natural resources, our assets, our food supply and the lives of all it’s living creatures and citizens.
    ____________

    Obama To Give UN Control Of Our Water!

    s Obama’s federal government getting ready to put a huge red X mark on the Hoover Dam, which supplies most of the American West with its life-sustaining water? Having this scenario play out is quite plausible as Barack Obama’s Executive Order # 13547 in support of the global Law of the Sea Treaty (L.O.S.T.) seeks to take control of our water in any form of precipitation, from sky to ocean! Total water control will give the American president and his global cohorts total control of all U.S. citizens if this initiative is not stopped by still-free citizens. Because the Water World enthusiasts are seeking to protect the earth’s water from contamination, they are jiggering U.S. water laws to conform to Obama’s Council on Interagency Ocean Policy to make sure no contamination happens.

    Especially riled up are Americans west of the Mississippi because Chapter 13 of the Global Biodiversity Assessment is demanding that a staggering 50% of all U.S. land mass be blocked from any type of productive usage. This literally would be putting our Western States under United Nations domination by prohibiting any mining, drilling, harvesting of timber, or construction of any buildings made by humans. Not only that; all of our large hoofed, ungulate animals, meaning domestic livestock, are being deemed unsustainable!

    Warning: this action is being fast-tracked so that the government can “sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands,” under the definition of the UN Sustainable Development program-Bulletin Release No. 0191.12. This is the odious Agenda 21, pure and simple. Renamed because of its bad press, Agenda 21 wants Americans off their lands, off of their private property, and into government-controlled cluster housing near designated urban areas, controlled by on/off mechanical arms reading your GPS location to determine if you can enter an interstate or not.

    That is, if you are too far from your designated interstate point of entry, the government’s mechanical arms will deny you access to travel on American highways. But don’t fall into the globalist spin doctors’ trap because they have taken the word RESTORE, a word that usually carries good connotations, to weave a cleverly crafted Forest Service bulletin that conceals what is really going on. To oppose what they want to do, you have to OPPOSE the following:

    Restore the flow of waters into natural channels and flood plains by removing, replacing or modifying water control structures;

    Restore lands and habitat to pre-disturbance conditions by removing debris and sediment conditions following natural or human caused events;

    Restore, rehabilitate or stabilize lands occupied by non-National Forest System roads and trails to a more natural condition.

    You also need to oppose any attempts to remove hoofed animals from America!

    So the comment period for this outrage closes on August 13, 2012. Comments from ordinary citizens all over the United States must be received by that date. Submitting comments online, by mail, or by fax must be sent well ahead of that date.

    Call toll free 800-877-8339.
    Email h… w.. fs.fed.us/contactus .

    Write directly to Chief Tom Tidwell, US Forest Service, 1400 Independence Ave., Washington, DC 20250-0003. You also need to call toll free your Congressional officials at 1-877-762-8762!

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-to-give-un-control-of-our-water/

  234. Here we go… Obama and Romney intending to speechify about new Gun Control legislation later on today…

  235. The Obama campaign has asked Colorado affiliates to take down its negative ads. But it takes time for stations to get them out of rotation.

  236. http://www.mugshots.org/hollywood/larry-king.html
    ———————————————–
    If every small business owner in the country showed that video to his employees, and told them if Obama is re-elected they will have to close their business, and the only hope for the future is to get him out of office, and try to repair the damage he has done in time to save the business, then Obama is history. In a union situation, this is the most powerful argument an employer can make against unionization, and for that reason it is an unfair labor practice, and can even lead to a bargaining order. Here however it is quite legal, and entrenuers ought to use it.

  237. Hold them accountable: the above comment was in response to what you said, and the Romneny video that these hands did not build this company.

  238. obama gives heart-felt speech in florida today, cancels campaign events, blah blah blah.
    funny, i do not remember him doing same for victims in ft. hood.

  239. This is an example of how big media shills for the Administration. The objective of Blitzer is to either demonstrate Republican intransigence, or to extact a concession. By contrast, he never seems to take this position with democrats.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkAlb0LDYk&feature=relmfu

    This is an example of how the Obama Administration ignores requests for federal assistance by members of congress in dealing with pine beatles which are devastating the western part of South Dakota in and around the Black Hills, even as they obsess over issues like global warming. The former involves US farmers who are not part of the Obama coalition, whereas the latter involves Soros, Chairman Mo, Immelt, Big Media and The Sierra Club who are charter members of the elite left wing cabal that are part of the Obama coalition.

  240. I think the people who support Obama should pay up to 100% of their income as taxes to finance his schemes, and those who do not should avoid tax liabilty. The wealthy supporters can afford it, and rarely if ever are they job creators in this country. Most of the jobs they create, if any, are overseas.

  241. These wealthy supporters love taxes so much that they should be made to pay them up to 100% of their income. The time for hypocrisy is over.

  242. One more example of big media bias. Same Congresswoman. Here we see the Behemouth Candy Crowley trying to tie the candidate elect to the Tea Party and suggesting that because she is being named to a leadership position as a freshman the party is caving in to the Tea Party. If you substitute the words Americans who are not being represented by the current Washington establishment who represents lobbyist for Tea Party, then the reaction becomes obvious. Big media is an extension of the Washington establishment, they want the show to go on as it has in the past even though there is no money and even though it is killing jobs, they defend the grand bargains of the past and want more of them in the future even though we cannot afford them, and today, the people are no longer oblivious to what is going on. They cannot afford to be. This is why big media must be destroyed if we are to have a true democracy. It gets back to what Roberto Unger was saying.

  243. Took all of 5 mins for Obama to make it about him….

    Obama Prays For CO Victims: “What If Malia And Sasha Had Been At The Theater?”

    “Ultimately it’s how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another,” President Obama said about the shooting in a Colorado movie theater. “It’s what we do on a daily basis to give our lives meaning and to give our lives purpose. That’s what matters. At the end of the day, what we’ll remember will be those we loved and what we did for others. That’s why we’re here. I’m sure that many of you who are parents here have the same reaction that I did when I heard this news. My daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater, as so many of our kids do every day?

    ………………..

    Well for one thing, your kids go everywhere with a bundle of armed bodyguards.

  244. alcina
    July 20th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    obama gives heart-felt speech in florida today, cancels campaign events, blah blah blah.
    funny, i do not remember him doing same for victims in ft. hood.

    me either 😯

  245. While everyone is waiting paying specific attention to Obama and Romney’s remarks on the massacre at the Colorado Theater.. read this timely posting at Ulsterman’s Blog.. We’ll have to see if pertains to “the event” happening that will trigger a domino effect of events leading to the article I posted earlier this morning…

    Ulsterman’s post went up yesterday long BEFORE the massacre took place.. You can read Ulsterman’s post here.. I’ll post it on my blog, comments and all.. without the dumb adverts coming up every 2min..

    MILITARY INSIDER: President Obama – “By Any Means Necessary”

    For the first time in over two years of ongoing interviews, a powerful and highly influential Wall Street insider allows for direct interview participation of a figure we will simply call “Military Insider”.

    What follows is the first of a two part interview with both of these individuals who are warning of an impending manufactured crisis within the United States by powers desperate to secure a second term for “the man calling himself Obama”.

    For those who have followed these insider interviews from the beginning – you know just how accurate they have proven to be. Please remind yourself of that as you read this latest discussion.

  246. Now look at Romney, now he looks like he is genuinely sad, i don’t get that with Obama.

    Romney comes over a genuine and is striking the right tone with this.

  247. Romney speaking of compassion, children, love and community. Sounded way more genuinely upset unlike Obama did

  248. Took all of 5 mins for Obama to make it about him….

    Obama Prays For CO Victims: “What If Malia And Sasha Had Been At The Theater?”

    ———————
    He is behaviorially blind. He cannot see beyond himself. The ONLY way he can see this as the tragedy it is is to project himself and his family into it, to imagine that they were the victims. This is hardly a subtle point. It is yet another marker of his narcissism. In the real world, there in no connection between his children and this incident. These deaths are individual tragedies on the merits and they have no connection whatsoever to him. Rather than a memorium to a tragedy, he has turned this into a publicity stunt to distract from his many failings. It is an effort, by his handlers, to humanize a man who is aloof and disdainful of the rest of us.

  249. Romney just sounds like a dad comforting someone, very well said.
    —————————-
    I bet you he was a great father to his kids. Whereas, with with Obama, I bet you his kids are nothing but props. With a sociopath like Obama, it cannot be otherwise.

  250. ABC News has since corrected its initial report, but tried to share the blame with “social media” and “members of the public” at first:

    An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. Several other local residents with similar names were also contacted via social media by members of the public who mistook them for the suspect.

    Now the correction has been updated, with ABC News and Brian Ross taking full responsibility, and apologizing:

    An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted.
    —————————
    I have spoken to Brian. He is quirky. I spoke to him in connection with the birth certificate matter, and the research a friend of mine did. All he wanted to know was do you have the real birth certificate. I spoke to him for maybe five minutes, my friend spoke to him for ten, he claimed he just got a call from Cairo, and said he would call back, which, of course he never did. I think he is like a maggot on hot ashes. This first the verdict then the facts response is typical of big media. Not typical however is the fact that he was so quickly impeached. The fact that this lie comes so quickly after the UN action on guns, the real purpose of fast and furious, and the zimmerman case means that the washington establishment is scared to death of what will happen when and if there is an economic collapse in this country. Not what will happen to the country, but what will happen to them for the role they played in laying the groundwork that collapse. They pray to be spared from that fate, and they are really desperate.

  251. He is behaviorially blind. He cannot see beyond himself. The ONLY way he can see this as the tragedy it is is to project himself and his family into it, to imagine that they were the victims. This is hardly a subtle point. It is yet another marker of his narcissism.
    ********
    “Heinz Kohut: Empathy is the capacity to think and feel oneself into the inner life of another person.”

    Obama lacks empathy, doesn’t understand it but knows that he has to fake it in order to appear “normal”.

    “Indifference to others’ suffering
    Psychopathy

    Some psychopaths are able to detect the emotions of others with such a theory of mind and can mimic caring and friendship in a convincing manner, often in an effort to callously exploit others. While some psychopaths can detect what others are feeling, they do not experience any reciprocal emotion or sympathy. However, some research indicates that components of neural circuits involved in empathy may also be dysfunctional in psychopathy.[50]

    Narcissistic personality disorder

    One characteristic of narcissistic personality disorder is a lack of empathy, together with an unwillingness to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others, in order to maintain a secure emotional distance, thus protecting themselves from becoming vulnerable.

  252. There needs to be more push back on this, however. It was the same crap we say with the congresswoman Garbriel Giffords. Big media tried to make the wacko a tea party member. I believe they tried to call Zimmerman white and a Tea Party member as well. And of course, the tried to blame the Tea Party for this tragedy. In each case they were proven wrong. Yet they persist. The problem is continuing inuendo of this nature, causes the ignoranti in this society to believe that which is untrue, and to assume that the Tea Party is a modern variant of the KKK rather than a grass roots political movement which seeks to save this country and its constitution. This is class warfare by the elites, and the American People need to reject their lies, and see what the real game is. Somebody needs to tie these three incidents together and show how big media is operating. A special report.

  253. We have to reach that point of wisdom that realizes that big media is so tarnished and corrupted by self interest that they cannot lead a public debate on any issue. They are not legitimate opinion makers. Nothing they say can be accepted at face value. Brian is simply one example of a much larger phenomenon.

  254. I have to say I thought about my children being in that theater, I will give him that. We use to go to many midnight openings of big movies, kind of a family thing.

  255. wbboei
    July 20th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect,
    __________________________________
    Of course. Anyone who opposes Obama probably did it.

  256. ACE
    *****

    JOKER MOTIVE?
    ABCNews: Gee, Sorry We Reported James E. Holmes Was a Tea Partier Without Having Confirmed It
    See end of post for big updates, including “Dog that didn’t bark.”

    Yup. Couldn’t wait to make that connection.

    By the way: There are 24 James Holmes located in Aurora, Colorado alone. Idiots, like Brian Ross, who find a record on Google but don’t exclude the possibility it’s another James Holmes are amateurs. Even I know better than that.

    Pro-Tip: Your job is to find the James Holmes, not merely a James Holmes. I’ve got a page open with around 6000 James Holmes in the US. Several of them, I’m sure, are Occupiers.

    A few of them might traffic the racist hate-site ABCNews!

    Is that where James Holmes got his sick ideas from? Stay tuned.

    The Brian Ross Experience: Iowahawk has studied the techniques of master news investigator Brian Ross — 33rd degree black belt in looking things up on Google — and is emulating him.

    In his Twitter feed, IowaHawkBlog is posting every single mention of a “Brian Ross” he finds in public records.

    Hey, This Must Be Rush Limbaugh’s Fault: So sayeth the genius lefties on Twitter, complied by Twitchy.

    Breitbart Interviews the Completely Innocent James Holmes Smeared by Brian Ross. Well-played.

    ABCNews and Ross initially blamed this mistake on “social media” — i.e. “we got from our crazy liberal buddies on Twitter so it’s their fault.”

    Um, no I get lots of tips during things like this. I don’t just post them immediately because “CharlieBrownsDildo” found a single MySpace reference to a James Holmes.

    And, by the way, CharlieBrownsDildo has three times the credibility of Brian Ross. And yet, I wouldn’t just throw up a Wild Ass Guess on a whim.

    The Dog That Didn’t Bark: Given we now know his birthdate and both of his street addresses (his family’s, and his own, in Aurora), and yet we have no records of political activism after hours of digging, I’m going to guess myself: This is a Loughner situation.

    But There Was Some Barking Of a Different Kind: A source for the FBI says he was obsessed with Batman.

    As I said above, we should have some partisan activism records on him by now, if there were such records. So I think we should consider that, like Loughner, he had an entirely different trip, a weird psycho thing animated by strange mindthoughts that would sound crazy to us, so we don’t even consider them.

    Not for nothing, but he was a neuroscience student, and then dropped out. Not to impugn those who work in neuroscience, but there is an old bit of Wives Tale Wisdom that says mentally unwell people are very attracted to psychology. They want to fix themselves, you know?

    Neuroscience is not quite the same as psychology, but it’s pretty close. Clarification: I meant that if you buy the Crazy People Are Attracted To the Science of Crazy, it’s “pretty close” in that respect. If you want to know why the Voices In Your Head tell you to Kill, Kill, Kill, neuroscience is a good bet.

    I didn’t mean that neuroscience (which is a rigorous science) was just the same as psychology (which is 20 credits of mostly bullshit courses in college, then you get to write a book called “Crazy Hungry: How the New Science of Obesity Can Help You Lose 20 Pounds In Time For That Wedding!”).

    Joker Killing? Tony Aiello, a reporter with CBSNews-NY, says:

    Tony Aiello @TonyAielloNY 12m
    NYPD Commissioner Kelly is said to be tight w/Aurora Chief Dan Oates, who rose to Dep. Chief during 21 years w/NYPD
    #BREAKING: NYPD Cmsr Kelly says CO suspect Holmes had “hair painted red, he said he was The Joker.” Armed w/shotgun, AK47, 9mm, knife.

    Like I said, while everyone starts attempting to anti-draft this character on to the other team, we forget the basic rule of lunatics: They are filled with lunacy, and do not act according to the sorts of things rational people would consider sound motives.

    ACE

    Brian Ross was just featured on ABC News Radio as their “lead investigative reporter” (and as if he never made the Tea Party comment). Ross was talking about contacting the mom and her saying “you have the right person.”

    So ABC News is now putting Brian Ross in the forefront, as the finder of truth.

    THE BALLS ON THOSE GUYS!
    “””””

  257. I just got back from the bank and the Starbucks drive-thru. One of the VERY gay 20 – something employees was coming out the side door with trash, and went out of his way to walk over to my car and tell me he loved my bumper sticker.

    It’s a GTFO (get the eff out) O sticker. He just shook his head and said, “He’s a disaster, and we have to save this economy. I’m voting for Romney.” I let him know I was a former Dem, and told him I’m hearing that from a lot of friends.

  258. holdthemaccountable
    July 20th, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    ABC News apologizes for ‘incorrect’ tea party report
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/abc-news-tea-party-connection-incorrect-129588.html

    What about all the other things?
    Is this ABC’s first apology ever?
    ****************************

    What kind of apology gives you front and center?
    ***************

    Brian Ross was just featured on ABC News Radio as their “lead investigative reporter” (and as if he never made the Tea Party comment). Ross was talking about contacting the mom and her saying “you have the right person.”

    So ABC News is now putting Brian Ross in the forefront, as the finder of truth.

  259. So, it’s soft sell sympathy from both of them. Both fatherly, the other more demonstrative with heart wrenching examples.

    Remember, IE… not EI.

  260. ” The fact that this lie comes so quickly after the UN action on guns, the real purpose of fast and furious, and the zimmerman case means that the washington establishment is scared to death of what will happen when and if there is an economic collapse in this country. Not what will happen to the country, but what will happen to them for the role they played in laying the groundwork that collapse. They pray to be spared from that fate, and they are really desperate.”

    Well said, wbb! This and the agenda to implement the international “Arms Trade Treaty:

    “And guess who has been helping enforce this treaty fresh off of trafficking thousands of weapons illegally into Mexico through Operation Fast and Furious? The Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.”

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/07/09/obamas_coming_gun_control_through_the_un

  261. Aurora ‘Dark Knight’ Suspect James Holmes Said He ‘Was the Joker’: Cops

    The man in custody for allegedly killing 12 people at the screening of the latest Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado told authorities after the shooting that he “was The Joker,” NYPD police commissioner Ray Kelly said today.

    Kelly told reporters the suspect, identified by federal officials as 24-year-old James Holmes, had dyed his hair like The Joker. The Joker is a well-known villain in the fictional Batman universe. The attack took place at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the final movie in a Batman trilogy, following “The Dark Knight” in which The Joker was the principal villain.

    Two federal law enforcement officials confirmed the details of The Joker costume to ABC News. Police said the weapons used in the massacre include a military-style AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and two handguns.

    READ: Colorado Batman Movie Shooting Suspect Was PhD Student
    PHOTO:James Holmes was a student the University of Colorado Denver’s graduate program in neurosciences.
    University of Colorado Denver
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    Witnesses to the shooting said that a man appeared at the front of the theater about 20 minutes into the movie with a rifle, handgun and gas mask. He then threw a canister that released some kind of gas, after which a hissing sound ensued, and he then opened fire on the crowd packed into the early-morning screening of the film.

    “We were maybe 20 or 30 minutes into the movie and all you hear, first you smell smoke, everybody thought it was fireworks or something like that, and then you just see people dropping and the gunshots are constant,” witness Christ Jones told ABC’s Denver affiliate KMGH. “I heard at least 20 to 30 rounds within that minute or two.”

    A man who talked to a couple who was inside the theater told ABC News, “They got up and they started to run through the emergency exit, and that when she turned around, she said all she saw was the guy slowly making his way up the stairs and just firing at people, just picking random people.”

    “The gunshot continued to go on and on and then after we didn’t hear anything,” the couple told the man. “We finally got up and there was people bleeding, there was people obviously may have been actually dead or anything, and we just ran up out of there, there was chaos everywhere.”

    The FBI said approximately 100 of its agents are on the scene assisting with the ongoing investigation.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/aurora-dark-knight-suspect-joker-cops/story?id=16822251

  262. Something I found at AmericanThinker surfing today…Someone who knows the “One” from college…
    ******

    When Rush talks about you on-air
    Thomas Lifson

    AT contributor John Drew yesterday found out what happens when Rush Limbaugh starts talking about you on air. John is the author of three landmark articles on his experiences with Barack Obama when both were young Marxists, while Obama was a student at Occidental College.
    Meeting Young Obama
    Even Republicans Rejected Info About Obama’s Past
    and Tuesday, My White Girlfriend Inspired Obama’s Big, Dark Regina in Dreams from My Father
    Yesterday, Rush was kind enough to discuss John’s article. The transcript, as Rush’s website shows it, appears below:

    John has written about the experience at his blog, Anonymous Political Scientist:
    I was startled today by a large number of phone calls and e-mails alerting me to the fact that my story about the real, white Regina was mentioned on the Rush Limbaugh radio program this morning. Apparently, Rush had read through, or scanned, my recent article on how my white college era girlfriend, Caroline Boss, became the black Regina in Obama’s Dreams from My Father.
    Of course, what Rush may not have realized is that I have been trying to get my story to his attention for about four years now – ever since I first realized that I had valuable insight into the real Barack Obama. Ironically, I discovered that my take on young Obama’s ideological extremism was also a topic of discussion on the Sean Hannity radio program featuring Paul Kengor and his new book, The Communist – Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor. The day before, Kengor cited my take on young Obama extremism on The Blaze TV – see my story featured at 12:20.

    All in all, I’m particularly grateful to everyone who worked behind the scenes to assist me with writing the article that eventually came to Rush’s attention this morning. For a short YouTube video including my take on young Obama’s ideological extremism, please click here

  263. The shooter’s profile is similar to the Gabby Gifford’s assailant, the Reagan-Hinkely assassination attempt.

    Upon a quick review of the movie, someone said there is a scene in the movie where the ‘villain’ (Bane?) opens fire with an AK-47 on a large group of people.

    Not sure how true the statement is… will have to see the movie.

  264. skip for WH gossip about Meechelle… and former WH Social Secretary

    June 14, 2012

    The Wrath of Michelle O Strikes Again

    The coming weekend will be a painful one for Desiree Rogers, the beautiful former White House Social Secretary who discovered that outshining Michelle Obama is a very, very bad idea. After following the Obamas from Chicago to DC and entering the history books as the first African-American White House Social Secretary, Ms. Rogers appeared to revel in her status as Michelle’s Chicago buddy, and demonstrated a fashion sense that took advantage of her naturally slender frame and role as social gatekeeper to become (however briefly) possibly the most glamorous African American woman in the country.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/06/the_wrath_of_michelle_o_strikes_again.html

  265. My husband just said that when a reporter called the shooters parents, probably blindly calling anyone with the name as the Tea Party person above, she said “You got the right person”…The kick was that it wasn’t reported in the media yet. This was reported by Fox.

    If this is true, they knew he was very ill, unfortunately in this society you can call the police and report a fear and the police will tell you their hands are tied and can not act as a crime has not been committed. Also you can’t get people Mental health care if they don’t want it. I know those safeguards are there for reasons and abuse in the past, but there it is.

  266. The snub contains salt; Rogers’ ex-husband and close friend, financial guru John Rogers, has been invited.
    ***************

    He should have some balls and bring the ex, I would love to see it!

  267. “If this is true, they knew he was very ill, unfortunately in this society you can call the police and report a fear and the police will tell you their hands are tied and can not act as a crime has not been committed. Also you can’t get people Mental health care if they don’t want it. I know those safeguards are there for reasons and abuse in the past, but there it is.”
    ______________

    Yup, precisely the same thing thing said about Loughner’s parents… They knew he was sick- The mother worked for their Town offices and was closely associated with the Sheriff’s dept. Her son had been picked up several times for causing neighborhood disturbances. The final word was they were too embarrassed to get him help. Having such a mentally defective son, as it reflected on them, afraid they (the husband and wife) would be shunned and possibly lose her job with the town. So, they ignored his odd erratic behavior and did nothing-

    Rooting for the villain?

    Holmes attended Westview High School in San Diego, graduating in 2006, the Poway Unified School District confirmed.

    A woman who said she knew him in high school told NBC News that Holmes was a good person, but oddly always rooted for the villains in superhero movies.

    “He was a nice guy. Who very much wanted to be liked and wanted,” the woman said. “He was a very, very smart guy. I honestly can not believe he could do this. I know, I know, everyone says that. But it is truly devastating to me.

    “He did not have many friends for someone who wanted to be liked,” she said. “He loved all the villains in superhero stuff, which I did point out as odd. Most people enjoy the hero!”

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/20/12854157-aurora-shooting-suspect-james-holmes-was-buying-guns-dropping-out-of-neuroscience-graduate-school?lite

  268. Well I am not a Dr. but I will tell you that kids without friends usually are or become very ill. Often they don’t have friends for a reason, and it’s not his brains. Maybe Schizophrenic/Schizoaffective disease. I see it all the time at work.

    Horrible disease

  269. From Mayo Clinic, sounds like the shooter…
    ****

    Who Gets Schizoaffective Disorder?

    Schizoaffective disorder usually begins in the late teen years or early adulthood, often between the ages of 16 and 30. It seems to occur slightly more often in women than in men and is rare in children.Schizoaffective disorder is a serious mental illness that has features of two different conditions, schizophrenia and an affective (mood) disorder, either major depression or bipolar disorder.

    Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that distorts the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others. Depression is an illness that is marked by feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or hopelessness, as well as problems concentrating and remembering details. Bipolar disorder is characterized by cycling mood changes, including severe highs (mania) and lows (depression).

    Schizoaffective disorder is a life-long illness that can impact all areas of daily living, including work or school, social contacts, and relationships. Most people with this illness have periodic episodes, called relapses, when their symptoms surface. While there is no cure for schizoaffective disorder, symptoms often can be controlled with proper treatment.

    What Are the Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder?

    A person with schizoaffective disorder has severe changes in mood and some of the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking. Psychotic symptoms reflect the person’s inability to tell what is real from what is imagined. Symptoms of schizoaffective disorder may vary greatly from one person to the next and may be mild or severe. Symptoms of schizoaffective disorder may include:

    Depression

    Poor appetite
    Weight loss or gain
    Changes in sleeping patterns (sleeping very little or a lot)
    Agitation (excessive restlessness)
    Lack of energy
    Loss of interest in usual activities
    Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
    Guilt or self-blame
    Inability to think or concentrate
    Thoughts of death or suicide
    Mania

    Increased activity, including work, social, and sexual activity
    Increased and/or rapid talking
    Rapid or racing thoughts
    Little need for sleep
    Agitation
    Inflated self-esteem
    Distractibility
    Self-destructive or dangerous behavior (such as going on spending sprees, driving recklessly, or having unsafe sex)
    Schizophrenia

    Delusions (strange beliefs that are not based in reality and that the person refuses to give up, even when presented with factual information)
    Hallucinations (the perception of sensations that aren’t real, such as hearing voices)
    Disorganized thinking
    Odd or unusual behavior
    Slow movements or total immobility
    Lack of emotion in facial expression and speech
    Poor motivation
    Problems with speech and communication

  270. Thanks gonzo for the enlightening information… I did not know there was a name like Schizoaffective for the disorder.

    From the little I read so far, not that I will continue delving into this subject to any great degree (because it hurts my head) It seems an effectual incident occurs during adolescence while the child is living with the parents that triggers the negative dangerous behavior with this disorder.

    The article I posted said Holmes (suddenly) did poorly last semester and was about to be put on probation by the school.. So there had to be an incident last spring yet to come out that triggered his homicidal behavior. I suppose it could be something as common as rejection by a female he may have liked when he made his feelings known.

  271. Radical Left-Wing & Registered Democrat, Obama Supporter, Occupy Black Bloc Member James E. Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater>
    __________________________
    If you apply the twisted logic of big media to the known facts of this case, all Obama supporters are like this and should be under constant FBI surveillance. All Obama supporters are mentally challenged, and all Obama supporters are capable of similar acts of autrocity. These deranged people are trying desperately to take over the Democratic Party and we must move heaven and earth to make sure this does not happen, because if they do we just might lose our.mail ticket. Therefore, let us exploit this tragedy for partisan political gain.

  272. …personally i am not a big gun person, however I have heard enough about other people, especially young women, being able to save their lives when attacked bec they had a gun…so more power to them…

    having said that…today the anti gun talk has begun…and what i would counter with is how about cutting back on the violence in these movies…too much emphasis on gratitous killing…kill, beat, kill, fight, etc…on and on…
    ***************************

    OT…someone up thread mentioned that O told his supporters to hit mute every time an ad comes on against him…funny, that’s what i do every time one of his ads comes on…he would be freaked out by how many people hit the mute every time he comes on…

  273. wbboei
    July 20th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Radical Left-Wing & Registered Democrat, Obama Supporter, Occupy Black Bloc Member James E. Holmes Shoots Up Aurora Co Movie Theater>
    __________________________

    If you apply the twisted logic of big media to the known facts of this case, all Obama supporters are like this and should be under constant FBI surveillance. All Obama supporters are mentally challenged, and all Obama supporters are capable of similar acts of autrocity. These deranged people are trying desperately to take over the Democratic Party and we must move heaven and earth to make sure this does not happen, because if they do we just might lose our.mail ticket. Therefore, let us exploit this tragedy for partisan political gain.
    ________________

    In today’s world nine out of ten movies produced are based in some sort of violence- Hate, anger, senseless destructive vandalism, sadism, murder, fear- As Obama oversees the world he’s created for us reveling in the Hope and Change he’s brought to Americans- his minions are his tools for accomplishing total destruction from the inside out.

  274. Obama is going to use this act of violence as a platform for Americans to turn in their guns..

    Piers Morgan has started the ball rolling.. not 24 hrs after this tragedy.
    _______________

    “The circumstances surrounding the event are still being investigated, but as a picture develops, some have begun framing the tragedy in terms of the debate over gun control. CNN’s Piers Morgan was one of the first public figures to link the incident to that issue-”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/hollywood-reacts-aurora-shooting_n_1688973.html?ir=Celebrity&ref=topbar
    __________

    And guaranteed you have been well paid to be the mouthpiece for what we already knew was coming…

  275. According to Britt Hume, none of the big media outlets reported what Obama said after it happened. They did so only after Romney did a video on it.

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

    I haven’t looked deeply into this, but here are some timelines from the left side press.

    google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CAgQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2F2012.talkingpointsmemo.com%2F2012%2F07%2Ffox-news-obama-you-didnt-build-that.php&ei=uRIKUOO7MNHTqQHqrrm3Cg&usg=AFQjCNEBF0Nq9gmFg_Foqs_I7CsHB6ETxQ&sig2=3ob-49Hf0-mJqz2eYLECrg

    Fox Dedicates Two Hours, 42 Segments To Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Line (VIDEO)
    TPM‎ – 1 day ago
    Here’s what two days’ worth of Fox News coverage of President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line looks like.
    TPM: How The ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Canard Went From Right-Wing Blogs To Mitt Romney’s Mouth
    Democratic Underground‎ – 2 days ago
    google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CA0QqQIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.democraticunderground.com%2F1002967754&ei=uRIKUOO7MNHTqQHqrrm3Cg&usg=AFQjCNGdfwzrPAVKQogS-4XVApfxHsELCw&sig2=MsP9XH5oSEsTXfsZRY6cPg

  276. First of all, Jessee has no voice in this matter. Any reverend who spits in white peoples hamburgers, extorts money from companies, and commmits adultry with a lady who works for him lacks standing to speak to matters of conscience. He is just a big media created celebrity, not worth listing to.

    Second, the issue here is schitoaffective Obama lovers (a redundancy)should not have access to AK-47S.

    Third, law abiding people should purchase fire arms, receive proper training, get a license to carry, and keep them on their person. We live in a violent society, government cannot be relied upon to protect us, and some of the adults who were present were packing, then they could have taken out the deranged Obama lover before the fact.

    Fourth, a new Hayes Commission should be established to make sure that Hollywoood stops producing movies with gratuitous violence, which corrupts the softwear of this nation. Hollywood should do penatance and have a telethon for the victims families. It cannot bring them back, but it would be a proper way for them to show respect, take responsibility and correct a problem of their making.

  277. Obama is going to use this act of violence as a platform for Americans to turn in their guns
    ———————-
    It is the old saw of the left. We are reasonable people. We will give you are guns, Messiah, when you take them from our cold dead hands. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ju4Gla2odw

    To the American People, guns represent protection for ourselves and our loved ones from what the English philospher Thomas Hobbs decribed as the threat of violent death. To Obama and his fellow traveller guns epresent a powerful deterrent to the dictatorship they aim to impose. There can be no meeting of the minds on this issue

  278. Remember when Romney said “I’m not concerned about the poor” — and Dems quoted that alone, leaving out the context?

    Now the Republicans are doing the same thing with “You didn’t build that”.

    In immediate context,’that’ is referring either to the infrastructure of roads etc, or to the political system. So Romney’s selective quoting amounts to dishonesty.

    But he also said the line that Romney says he said– “If you’ve got a business –you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

  279. Shut Up. (Please).

    Sometimes mass murder is just mass murder – and that’s horrible enough.

    Posted by Jeff Emanuel (Diary)

    Friday, July 20th at 10:50AM EDT
    127 Comments

    That’s the three-word message I have for the folks who are using last night’s massacre at an Aurora, Colorado cineplex as an excuse to fuel their hatred of political opponents, to push pet issues like gun control, or simply to babble stupidly.

    This message is applicable to random unhinged tweeters who are calling for the arrest of Rush Limbaugh. It is applicable to those currently declaring folks who warn against drawing political conclusions to be the real political opportunists. It is applicable to the nutjobs on DemocraticUnderground and elsewhere who are scouring the web for James Holmeses with some connection to the NRA, the GOP, the military, and the Tea Party. It is equally applicable to any on the right using this incident to paint the left with a murderous brush.

    It is especially applicable to politicians like Michael Bloomberg, who immediately called for more limits on self-defense rights, and to “objective journalists” like Brian Ross, who apparently Googled “Jim Holmes Aurora Tea Party” (or did some similar scientific, professional-reporter-y trick) in order to find a righty to speculatively connect to this incident on national network television.

    Right now, we don’t know motive, political leanings, or any other affiliation of the shooter. We don’t know if he acted alone (though to this point all signs point to yes).

    We do know that the alleged shooter is a 24 year old named James Holmes, and that he’s in police custody. We know that he murdered at least 12 people this morning, including a 6 year old. (Thankfully, the 3 month old in attendance is all right. As an aside, what the hell were a 6 year old and 3 month old doing in a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises?).

    We’ll know more in time. Until then, do all of us – including yourself – a favor, and Shut Up. (Please).

  280. No Quarter

    The political boohooing and cable news spectacle surrounding the mass shooting early this morning at the start of a new Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado, is shameful. I am not insensitive to the loss suffered by the families and friends of those who died or are fighting in an ICU to survive. But Barack Obama orders the nation’s flags at half-mast because one asshole goes on a shooting spree? That is bullshit.

    While doing his best “mourn for Trayvon Williams” quivering voice, Obama continues to say not a damn thing about the murders of 275 Chicago citizens, most who are black, as gangs battle for drug turf. The message is clear–if you are majority white, live in the burbs and can be milked for political advantage, we give a shit. If you are black and in the inner city, fuck you.

    But it is not all the fault of Obama. He is just reacting like one of Pavlov’s dogs to the reality of the news media. He understands that the news media, especially cable news, do not give a damn either about inner city drug violence and so-called “collateral” damage. Can you imagine the nation’s reaction if the cable news shows devoted even a tenth of their coverage focused on Colorado to the murder rampage in Chicago? But they don’t because it does not provide the wonderful Hollywood story and optics of a madman shooting up a movie theater. Pass the popcorn.

    Obama’s reaction does not stop with the speech and the flags. By God he is going for the full Monty for the victims in Colorado.

    He is assembling his national and domestic security team this afternoon for nothing more than a photo op. So almost 20 times the number who died in Colorado are killed on the streets of Chicago and what does Obama do? NOTHING! Kill and wound some movie goers and it is seized on as a repeat of 9-11.

    Just wait, there will be a memorial service in Colorado and Obama will be running for that stage.

    I “love” the faux sympathy oozing from the poker faces of gleeful anchors at Fox, CNN and MSNBC. They love this shit. A chance to strut their stuff, boost their ratings and play the heart strings of America like a Stradivarius violin. Meanwhile, the victims in Chicago are not all gang bangers. Two of the victims were little girls:

    Heaven Sutton

    Kitanna Peterson

    The victims include 7-year old Heaven Sutton, shot to death selling candy outside her house; and 10-year old Kitanna Peterson, shot as she played in the spray from a fire hydrant. She was treated at the trauma center last week.

    “They just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Starr said. “They’re collateral damage to some of the violence that is happening out on the streets.”

    No flags at half-mast for these little girls. No Presidential crocodile tears for them. Why? No political gains to be made by focusing on the story of black people being killed by black people.

    Obama has not shed a single tear for the on-going slaughter in Chicago.

    I was in Chicago on business just prior to Chicago attempting to be selected as a site for a future Olympics. My cab driver was an African American Chicago native, a Vietnam War veteran and the father of children and grandchildren who he wanted to stay in Chicago.

    He and his family lived in constant fear that one of the drug gangs would be banging down their door to terrorize them and rob them as they had done with many.

    He told me that it was not uncommon even for drug gangs to intercept cabs in traffic and rob passengers.

    After the shooting death of one of his sons, he forced his children to move out of Chicago while he stayed.

    He was a life-long Democrat but could no longer support Mayor Daley who was completely ineffective. He and many people in Chicago were very upset that the city could find the money to spruce up the city so that they could win an Olympic bid, at the expense of paying for more police and security.

    But most of his anger was at the man he voted in as President who was from Chicago – Barack Obama. “He just turned his back on us,” he said and was unsure he could support him again.

    I saw Obama saying that HE will do everything he can to bring this gunman in Aurora to justice.

    What has he done for Chicago?

  281. The top half of the above is LJ.

    The bottom half beginning with I was in Chicago, is one of their premier bloggers Hokma.

  282. the murders of 275 Chicago citizens, most who are black, as gangs battle for drug turf.

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

    275 murdered over how long a period, by how many different murderers?

    Law enforcement could get better effect for their efforts, by keeping guns away from the known nutjobs who proceed to do mass killings: Loughner, the Virginia State kid, the Fort Hood nut, the Columbine nut, etc etc.

  283. I really don’t think these fake acts of leadership will do anything for O. Remember, he could not even get that right until well into his term. As Admin likes to say, and I agree, it continues to be the Economy Stupid, and it is way too late to take any actions to correct that.

    In addition, the large and small business leaders have to have confidence in the national leader, and I think that had been entirely destroyed at this point.

    So lowing the flags or participating in a memorial just will not hack it. It is too late. He squandered his first 2 years of total majority, passed a crappy medical bill, and a stimulus bill that still have people scratching their heads. He never got involved indepth with either of those areas, instead assigning them to underlings. Another area of bad leadership. You have to know when to micoromanage, and he missed the boat on that. SO THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

    He might get a bump, but the next jobs report will eliminate that, if not put him even lower.

  284. The political boohooing and cable news spectacle surrounding the mass shooting early this morning at the start of a new Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado, is shameful. I am not insensitive to the loss suffered by the families and friends of those who died or are fighting in an ICU to survive. But Barack Obama orders the nation’s flags at half-mast because one asshole goes on a shooting spree? That is bullshit.

    While doing his best “mourn for Trayvon Williams” quivering voice, Obama continues to say not a damn thing about the murders of 275 Chicago citizens, most who are black, as gangs battle for drug turf. The message is clear–if you are majority white, live in the burbs and can be milked for political advantage, we give a shit. If you are black and in the inner city, fuck you.

    But it is not all the fault of Obama. He is just reacting like one of Pavlov’s dogs to the reality of the news media. He understands that the news media, especially cable news, do not give a damn either about inner city drug violence and so-called “collateral” damage. Can you imagine the nation’s reaction if the cable news shows devoted even a tenth of their coverage focused on Colorado to the murder rampage in Chicago? But they don’t because it does not provide the wonderful Hollywood story and optics of a madman shooting up a movie theater. Pass the popcorn.

    Obama’s reaction does not stop with the speech and the flags. By God he is going for the full Monty for the victims in Colorado.

    He is assembling his national and domestic security team this afternoon for nothing more than a photo op. So almost 20 times the number who died in Colorado are killed on the streets of Chicago and what does Obama do? NOTHING! Kill and wound some movie goers and it is seized on as a repeat of 9-11.

    Just wait, there will be a memorial service in Colorado and Obama will be running for that stage.

    I “love” the faux sympathy oozing from the poker faces of gleeful anchors at Fox, CNN and MSNBC. They love this shit. A chance to strut their stuff, boost their ratings and play the heart strings of America like a Stradivarius violin. Meanwhile, the victims in Chicago are not all gang bangers. Two of the victims were little girls:

    Heaven Sutton

    Kitanna Peterson

    The victims include 7-year old Heaven Sutton, shot to death selling candy outside her house; and 10-year old Kitanna Peterson, shot as she played in the spray from a fire hydrant. She was treated at the trauma center last week.

    “They just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Starr said. “They’re collateral damage to some of the violence that is happening out on the streets.”

    No flags at half-mast for these little girls. No Presidential crocodile tears for them. Why? No political gains to be made by focusing on the story of black people being killed by black people.

  285. The political boohooing and cable news spectacle surrounding the mass shooting early this morning at the start of a new Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado, is shameful. I am not insensitive to the loss suffered by the families and friends of those who died or are fighting in an ICU to survive. But Barack Obama orders the nation’s flags at half-mast because one asshole goes on a shooting spree? That is bullshit.

    While doing his best “mourn for Trayvon Williams” quivering voice, Obama continues to say not a damn thing about the murders of 275 Chicago citizens, most who are black, as gangs battle for drug turf. The message is clear–if you are majority white, live in the burbs and can be milked for political advantage, we give a shit. If you are black and in the inner city, fuck you.

    But it is not all the fault of Obama. He is just reacting like one of Pavlov’s dogs to the reality of the news media. He understands that the news media, especially cable news, do not give a damn either about inner city drug violence and so-called “collateral” damage. Can you imagine the nation’s reaction if the cable news shows devoted even a tenth of their coverage focused on Colorado to the murder rampage in Chicago? But they don’t because it does not provide the wonderful Hollywood story and optics of a madman shooting up a movie theater. Pass the popcorn.

    Obama’s reaction does not stop with the speech and the flags. By God he is going for the full Monty for the victims in Colorado.

    He is assembling his national and domestic security team this afternoon for nothing more than a photo op. So almost 20 times the number who died in Colorado are killed on the streets of Chicago and what does Obama do? NOTHING! Kill and wound some movie goers and it is seized on as a repeat of 9-11.

    Just wait, there will be a memorial service in Colorado and Obama will be running for that stage.

    I “love” the faux sympathy oozing from the poker faces of gleeful anchors at Fox, CNN and MSNBC. They love this shit. A chance to strut their stuff, boost their ratings and play the heart strings of America like a Stradivarius violin. Meanwhile, the victims in Chicago are not all gang bangers. Two of the victims were little girls:

    Heaven Sutton

    Kitanna Peterson

    The victims include 7-year old Heaven Sutton, shot to death selling candy outside her house; and 10-year old Kitanna Peterson, shot as she played in the spray from a fire hydrant. She was treated at the trauma center last week.

    “They just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Starr said. “They’re collateral damage to some of the violence that is happening out on the streets.”

    No flags at half-mast for these little girls. No Presidential crocodile tears for them. Why? No political gains to be made by focusing on the story of black people being killed by black people.

  286. Why Even Look For A Tea Party Connection?
    Professor William Jacobsen

    After a day of the media investigating James Holmes, the mass murderer at the Aurora, Colorado movie theater, a profile is emerging of someone who did not have any overt political agenda or affiliation.

    Yet once again, the Tea Party was injected into the crime through a media which immediately looked for a Tea Party connection.

    In this case it was ABC News led by Brian Ross which linked the gunman to a Tea Party profile it found online of “Jim Holmes.” That Tea Party Jim Holmes was not, in fact, the gunman.

    Perhaps what distinguishes this case is that there was no full-blown media attempt to link the murders to the Tea Party, unlike in the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords by the deranged apolitical Jared Loughner, and so many other cases. This time other networks and even most of the left-blogosphere did not jump on the ABC News bandwagon.

    With good reason. There is a recent yet long history of false accusations in the minutes and hours after a high profile act of violence trying to link the perpetrator to the Tea Party and/or to the “right-wing,” including:
    •Jared Loughner
    •The Cabby Stabber
    •The “killer” of Bill Sparkman
    •Amy Bishop
    •The Fort Hood Shooter
    •The IRS Plane Crasher
    •The Pentagon Shooter

    Why look for a Tea Party connection? What violent crimes have been committed by Tea Party members, much less on behalf of or with the knowledge of Tea Party groups?

    If there is a high profile act of violence, the Tea Party is the last place to which attention should be directed, as the list of false accusations of Tea Party involvement shows.

    The most important list, of course, is the list of the victims of James Holmes. That list has not been released by the police as of this writing, but we do know some of the names, including Jessica Ghawi.

  287. A law enforcement source close to the investigation told CBS News that all the guns were purchased within the last six months, which is considered a “short time to the crime.”

    The guns were all purchased legally between May 22 and July 6 at three Colorado gun stores.

  288. In Nevada, ‘None’ a Fearsome Foe for the GOP

    LAS VEGAS —
    Nevada is the only state in the nation to offer voters the quirky ballot choice, and for more than three decades, statewide candidates here have had to contend with it. But this year, nervous Republicans have filed a federal lawsuit to try to oust “none” from the ballot.

    They worry that “none” could siphon away a sufficient number of anti-Obama voters from Romney to throw the state to the president. And because the Silver State’s six electoral votes are some of the most hotly contested in the nation, Republicans don’t want to leave anything to chance.
    [.]
    In this state, known for its love of long odds, it’s not as outlandish as it sounds that “none” could have a big impact on the outcome. It has before. In 1998, now-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid squeaked past Republican John Ensign by barely more than 400 votes in his reelection bid; “none” tallied more than 8,000 votes that year.
    [….]
    The lawsuit’s chances are slim, said Rick Hasen, an election-law expert and a professor at the University of California (Irvine) law school. “None of the above is functionally equivalent to a person not voting for a political office,” he said. Plus, Hasen added, the Constitution gives state legislatures broad latitude to design presidential ballots.

  289. Leanora @ 5:48. I’ve not yet read that link, but will. In the days leading up to Friday’s Batman openings, tee vee was pointedly hyping up the Bane/Bain connection and how Democrats were going to use that to Obama’s advantage.
    —————-
    As to our flag and when it should be lowered, I guess my research is backward for I’ve not yet looked to see if Obama had flags at half mast for Fort Hood. Still, memory serves well enough to recall what Christie went through over Houston:
    2/16/2012 N.J. governor under fire over decision to lower flags for Whitney Houston – CNN
    …”Shame on you for ordering our flag to be flown half-mass for a singer who od’d! What about our soldier and real Heros?” tweeted user @Jaxio.
    The governor, who is an active on the micro-blogging site Twitter, fired back.
    “Every NJ soldier who has been killed in action during my Adm had the flags lowered in their memory. Learn your facts before accusing,” he wrote…..
    http://articles.cnn.com/2012-02-16/entertainment/showbiz_jersey-houston-honor-reax_1_lower-flags-flag-etiquette-american-flag?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ
    It would be counterproductive to complain too loudly.
    In any event, last night’s tee vee news showed the flag which flies over our White House being lowered.
    Oh yes. In another matter entirely unrelated. Finally one of my tweets irritated an obot enough to call me pathethic. 🙂

  290. Well documented that Nov 6, 2009 – The president today ordered flags flown at half-staff until Veterans Day in respect for 13 killed and 30 wounded in a shooting rampage at Fort …
    Leanora – I’ve read thru quickly. Seems that link provides great documentation. Don’t know what to think of their hypothesis. I will say it’s very strange that the accused remains among the living.

  291. Leanora
    July 21st, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Was the Batman slaughter all staged?
    _______________

    I believe it was- as well as Obama and Romney knew there was a distinct possibility a horrific event would take place. Their response to the massacre was TOO cool, TOO calm and TOO collected. If you remember, I called it after their speeches. Their statements just didn’t compute with a total surprise happening. They knew, both of them knew, an event was coming… Whether Romney knew the full details of this specific event, I cannot say- but he knew something horrible was going to happen.

    Where neither of them expressed (as would be expected) natural responses such as horror, sadness, incomprehension, disbelief. Instead, their response to this act of violence was controlled, sympathetic, detached and somewhat robotic. Where was the outrage?

    Why wasn’t there a fist in the air- saying- we’re going to get to the bottom of this.. we won’t rest until we know what could possess someone to go into a theater and randomly kill innocent people without a specific target or reason? Questioning the uncertain safety of people walking the streets of America without worrying if they attend a movie they risk being killed!

    As far as Romney is concerned… it explains his demeanor over the last couple of months where he has stood almost motionless in response to Obama’s unrelenting attacks. So like him not wanting to come across to the public as a mean spirited person..strategically letting Obama be the thug in this presidential duel, preserving his image as Mr. Nice Guy…

    Leonora, I am going to post your link in full. It’s a meaningful observation that needs to be read by everyone here to further our understanding of what Obama will do for approval of implementing his agenda. Destroy the Constitution while ensuring the complete destruction of the America we love.

  292. Thank you Mrs. Smith.

    I wasn’t sure if the bloggers would take that article seriously. I was sure I’d be called a conspiracy nut.

    After reading it again and after reading your comments about Barry and Romney, I am more sure than ever that it really was a staged event.

  293. Leanora
    July 21st, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Was the Batman slaughter all staged?

    full article: (with all the links you can fill in yourself for access.)
    _________________

    Colorado Batman shooting shows obvious signs of being staged

    (NaturalNews) James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado shooter who reportedly opened fire at a Batman movie premiere, was a medical student at the University of Colorado, pursuing a PhD in neuroscience, reports ABC News.

    (abcnews.go.com/US/mass-shooting-colorado-movie-theater-14-peop…)

    As part of the attack, Holmes painted his hair red and referred to himself as “The Joker,” one of the arch enemies in the DC Comics-inspired Batman movie series. (newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/07/20/police-14-dead-in-colorado-the…)

    According to news reports, this sudden violent rampage was completely out of character for James Holmes, who was described as “shy.”

    The New York Times is now reporting:

    Billy Kromka, a pre-med student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, worked with Mr. Holmes for three months last summer as a research assistant in a lab of at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Mr. Kromka said he was surprised to learn Mr. Holmes was the shooting suspect. “It was just shocking, because there was no way I thought he could have the capacity to do commit an atrocity like this,” he said. (nytimes.com/2012/07/21/us/colorado-mall-shooting.html?page…)

    “He spent much of his time immersed in the computer, often participating in role-playing online games…”

    There is already conjecture that James Holmes may have been involved in mind-altering neuroscience research and ended up becoming involved at a depth he never anticipated. His actions clearly show a strange detachment from reality, indicating he was not in his right mind. That can only typically be accomplished through drugs, hypnosis or trauma (and sometimes all three).

    His behavior doesn’t add up:

    His behavior already reveals stark inconsistencies that question the mainstream explanation of events. For example, he opened fire on innocent people but then calmly surrendered to police without resistance. This is not consistent with the idea of “killing everyone.”

    Furthermore, he then admitted to police that his apartment was booby-trapped with explosives. If you were really an evil-minded Joker trying to kill people (including cops), why would you warn them about the booby trap in advance? It doesn’t add up.

    “Holmes was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, police said, adding he didn’t resist when he was arrested,” reports a local CBS news affiliate (newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/07/20/police-14-dead-in-colorado-the…).

    “After his arrest, Holmes told police about ‘possible explosives in his residence,’ Oates said. When police searched his apartment, they discovered it was booby-trapped and evacuated surrounding buildings, police said. Oates said bomb technicians are determining how to disarm flammable or explosive material in the third-floor apartment. He said police could be there some time.”

    None of this checks out. If you’re a killer bent on causing mayhem, why tell the police about your surprise bomb waiting for them back at your apartment?

    Holmes was clearly provided with exotic gear

    Continuing from CBS:

    “He said pictures from inside the apartment are fairly disturbing and the devices look to be sophisticated, adding the booby-traps were ‘something I’ve never seen.’ One rifle, two handguns, a knife, a bullet proof vest, a ballistic helmet, a gas device, a gas mask, military SWAT clothing and unidentified explosives were also found in Holmes’ car, a law enforcement source told CBS News. Oates said Holmes wore a gas mask, a ballistic helmet and vest as well as leg, groin and throat protectors during the shooting.”

    In other words, this guy was equipped with exotic gear by someone with connections to military equipment. SWAT clothing, explosives, complex booby-traps… c’mon, this isn’t a “lone gunman.” This is somebody who was selected for a mission, given equipment to carry it out, then somehow brainwashed into getting it done.

    “Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said Holmes’ apartment is booby-trapped with a ‘sophisticated’ maze of flammable devices. It could take hours or days for authorities to disarm it,” reports Yahoo News (sg.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/suspect-neuroscience-phd-stu…).

    This is not your run-of-the-mill crime of passion. It was a carefully planned, heavily funded and technically advanced attack. Who might be behind all this? The FBI, of course, which has a long history of setting up and staging similar attacks, then stopping them right before they happen.

    See four documented stories on these facts:

    h… w…naturalnews.com/035849_domestic_terror_plots_FBI.html

    h… w… naturalnews.com/034325_FBI_entrapment_terror_plots.html

    h… w.. naturalnews.com/033751_FBI_terrorism.html
    http://www.naturalnews.com/035757_FBI_terror_plots_false_flag.html

    As you soak all this in, remember that the FBI had admitted to setting up terror plots, providing the weapons and gear, staging the location of the bombings and even driving the vehicles to pull it off! This is not a conspiracy theory, it’s been admitted by the FBI right out in the open. Even the New York Times openly reports all this in stories like this one:

    NYT: Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I. (h… w… nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/terrorist-plots-help…)

    THE United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed. A would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts. But all these dramas were facilitated by the F.B.I., whose undercover agents and informers posed as terrorists offering a dummy missile, fake C-4 explosives, a disarmed suicide vest and rudimentary training. …the F.B.I. provided a van loaded with six 55-gallon drums of “inert material,” harmless blasting caps, a detonator cord and a gallon of diesel fuel to make the van smell flammable. An undercover F.B.I. agent even did the driving…

    Mystery man Holmes has no background

    On top of all this, Holmes apparently has no background. “He’s not on anybody’s radar screen — nothing,” said a peace officer in a NYT article. “This guy is somewhat of an enigma. Nobody knows anything about him.” (h… w… nytimes.com/2012/07/21/us/colorado-mall-shooting.html)

    Mr. Holmes’s only criminal history is a traffic summons, the authorities said. He earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in neuroscience in 2010 from the University of California, Riverside, and was a graduate student in neurosciences at the University of Colorado at Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus… He was currently collecting unemployment…

    Question: How does an unemployed medical student afford $20,000 in weapons gear?

    If you start to look at the really big picture here, the obvious question arises: How does an unemployed medical student afford all the complex weapons gear, bomb-making gear, “flammable” booby trap devices, ammunition, multiple magazines, bullet-proof vest, groin protection, ballistic helmet, SWAT uniform and all the rest of it?

    A decent AR-15 rifle costs $1,000 or more all by itself. The shotgun and handgun might run another $800 total. Spare mags, sights, slings, and so on will run you at least another $1,000 across three firearms. The bullet-proof vest is easily another $800, and the cost of the bomb-making gear is anybody’s guess. With all the specialty body gear, ammunition, booby-trap devices and more, I’m guessing this is at least $20,000 in weapons and tactical gear, much of which is very difficult for civilians to get in the first place.

    The mere manufacture of an explosive booby-trap device is, all by itself, a felony crime by the way. And remember: “Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said Holmes’ apartment is booby-trapped with a ‘sophisticated’ maze of flammable devices. It could take hours or days for authorities to disarm it,” reported Yahoo News

    (h… sg.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/suspect-neuroscience-phd-stu…).

    Question: Where does an unemployed, introverted medical school student get the training to deploy sophisticated booby traps, tactical body armor, weapons systems and more?
    Certainly not in graduate school!

    All this leads to an obvious third party influence over all this. Someone else taught this guy these skills and funded the acquisition of the equipment.

    Staged just in time for a vote on the UN small arms treaty? BINGO! my addition

    More and more, this shooting is looking like a deliberate plot staged by the government itself much like Operation Fast and Furious pulled off by the ATF!
    (h… w… naturalnews.com/032934_ATF_illegal_firearms.html) which helped smuggle tens of thousands of guns into Mexico for the purpose of causing “gun violence” in the USA, then blaming the Second Amendment for it.

    All this looks like James Holmes completed a “mission” and then calmly ended that mission by surrendering to police and admitting everything.

    The mission, as we are now learning, was to cause as much terror and mayhem as possible, then to have that multiplied by the national media at exactly the right time leading up the UN vote next week on a global small arms treaty that could result in gun confiscation across America.

    (h… lewrockwell.com/eddlem/eddlem61.1.html)

    Even Forbes.com wrote about this quite extensively, warning readers about the coming gun confiscation effort related to the UN treaty. The story was authored by Larry Bell (h.. w..forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2011/06/07/u-n-agreement-should…)

    and says the UN treaty could “override our national sovereignty, and in the process, provide license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.”

    In other words, this has all the signs of Fast & Furious, Episode II. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover someone in Washington was behind it all.

    After all, there’s no quicker way to disarm a nation and take total control over the population than to stage violence, blame it on firearms, then call for leaders to “do something!” Such calls inevitably end up resulting in gun confiscation, and it’s never too long after that before government genocide really kicks in like we saw with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao and other tyrants.

    Governments routinely murder millions

    Here’s a short list of government mass murder carried out throughout history, almost always immediately following the disarmament of the public (and usually involving staged false flag events to justify the disarmament):

    50+ million dead: Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50)

    12+ million dead: Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945) – concentration camps, civilian deaths and dead Russian POWs

    8+ million dead: Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886-1908)

    6+ million dead: Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39)
    5+ million dead: Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44)
    2+ million dead: Ismail Enver (Turkey, 1915-22)
    1.7 million dead: Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79)
    1.6 million dead: Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94)
    1.5 million dead: Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78)
    1 million dead: Yakubu Gowon (Biafra, 1967-1970)
    900,000 dead: Leonid Brezhnev (Afghanistan, 1979-1982)
    800,000 dead: Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994)

    See more at:

    h.. w.. scaruffi.com/politics/dictat.html

    Death by government:

    h… w… hawaii.edu/powerkills/DBG.CHAP1.HTM
    h… w… infowars.com/democide-government-killed-over-260-million-i…

    A “monopoly of force” in government is far more dangerous than a crazed lone shooter
    So yes, James Holmes and other crazed shooters kill a number of people each year in random acts of violence. It’s horrifying and wrong, but it’s nothing compared to the millions of lives that governments tend to destroy when they gain total power over the populace.

    The most dangerous thing in the world, it turns out, is not a crazy person with a rifle; it’s a government with a “monopoly of force” over the entire population. And that’s exactly what the UN spells out as its goal for the world: Stripping all power from individual citizens and handing “monopolies of force” to the governments of the world, shoring up their positions as the only “legitimate” power on the planet.

    See this document entitled, “Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)” policy paper No. 24:

    h… w… naturalnews.com/files/Revisiting-the-State-Monopoly-on-the…

    As this document reveals, a table entitled “Governance solutions for reasserting the state monopoly on the use of force” lists the options available to governments to re-establish “monopolies of force” against their own people:

    • (Re-)establish state monopoly
    – Ownership of WMDs
    – Safety Inspectorates

    • Prohibit business activity
    – Justice and Execution
    – Deadly Force?

    • Regulate/limit activities
    – Private defense/security services
    – Control of financial transfers
    – Export controls
    – Transport and infrastructure safety
    – Environmental impact

    Interestingly, that document also describes “terrorism” in a way that perfectly matches the Aurora, Colorado “Batman” movie theater shooter:

    Terrorists aim to spread panic and fear in societies in order to achieve political goals, be they based on left- or right-wing, social-revolutionary, nationalistic or religious ideologies. They are organized in a clandestine way, most often in small groups and cells… Typical tactical means include kidnapping, hostage-taking, sabotage, murder, suicide attacks, vehicle bombs and improvised explosive devices.

    A global monopoly of force

    This document is a goldmine of information about the globalist agenda to disarm and enslave the population. Check out page 28, which reads:

    The legitimate monopoly of force should not be limited to the nation-state but should be based on the local, national, regional and the global levels.

    Global Security Governance and the Monopoly of Force

    At the global level no monopoly of violence exists. The UN Security Council already has a monopoly power to authorize the use of force at the global level, although the UN was never given the necessary means to exercise this authority, such as the capacity to implement sanctions, a police force and armed forces…

    This deficiency in global governance acts as a bottleneck and a barrier to the creation of the democratically legitimized monopoly of violence that is globally required.

    This story gets deep, doesn’t it? Watch for more analysis here at NaturalNews.com, where we still fight for liberty and justice in a world that’s increasingly becoming enslaved.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/036536_James_Holmes_shooting_false_flag.html#ixzz21DXlFWJ5

  294. Leanora
    July 21st, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Thank you Mrs. Smith.

    I wasn’t sure if the bloggers would take that article seriously. I was sure I’d be called a conspiracy nut.
    _______________

    It’s a gift, Leonora- and I am glad you found it.. Taking this a bit further- Someone at Natural News knew this event was going to happen. Advised by a leak perhaps? All this information coming forth in great detail wasn’t just researched and put together overnight… the only addition was Holmes as the subject matter.. and their thoughts of how Holmes (majoring in the specialty of neuroscience) was the candidate of their choice- seeing he was a “loner”.. there was little chance of him “talking” to friends exposing this sinister government contrived plot prematurely.

    I agree, with their assessment.. Holmes is not EVIL.. just a lonely kid who was considered a purposeful candidate for the job they needed to get something out there bolstering a reason for GUN CONTROL before the UN vote on Arms Control. They got a little greedy trying to foist this tragedy on the Tea-Party though… their greediness cost them their credibility-

    Ole Jessie Jackson- I watched that video several times. Jackson trying to reassure the public, “of course people will retain their right to guns at home for self-protection and rifles for hunting.”
    Who is he kidding? The language in the UN documents taking “Control of Arms” Globally is far reaching, incontrovertible and irrevocable, even by our own Congress. It would take a UN members vote to change the language by our friends, the likes of China, Russia, Germany etc.. Now why would they ever want to do that when they have us where they want us, subservient under their thumbs?

  295. jmho, but i think this blog has lost its mind.
    __________

    link please, if you want to be considered credible.

  296. This reported as recent as May 03, 2012 by Natural News of another stated event- staged by the FBI. They have worked hard rehearsing False Flag events..
    ______________

    FBI nabs five mastermind geniuses after teaching them how to blow up a bridge in Cleveland

    (NaturalNews) I feel safer already. After recruiting five of the dumbest crack heads in the city of Cleveland, Ohio and convincing them to “blow up a bridge”, the FBI halted the operation just in time — a move that wasn’t too difficult considering the FBI plotted the whole thing to begin with.

    Read on:

    http://www.naturalnews.com/035757_FBI_terror_plots_false_flag.html

  297. Leonora-

    I’m hoping Fox News picks up the evaluation made by Natural News on this massacre and handles it with great care deferring to the tragedy and lives lost… yet exposing the distinct possibility there is existing evidence pointing to the government’s (Obama’s) involvement and connection to a diabolical plot sweeping us into the UN Arms Treaty scheduled for a vote soon. Arms Conference going on in NY July 2 through July 27, 2012..

    Now that Fast and Furious has come back to bite him rather than the original intent of using it for Gun Control.
    ___________

    Arms Trade Treaty (wiki)
    From Wikipedia

    The Arms Trade Treaty is the name of a controversial potential multilateral treaty that would regulate the international trade in conventional weapons.

    The treaty will be negotiated at a global conference under the auspices of the United Nations from July 2 – 27, 2012 in New York.

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

  298. The whole shooting is tragic, innocent lives lost. I watched Romney’s speech, very genuine. I watched Barry’s speech too, the man just cannot help but make everything about himself, Me, Me, Me, I, I, I.

    Romney’s speech came off very solemn and he looked genuinely sad, Barry’s little speech, “four more years” his Obot drones were screaming at the end, reminds me when Barry and his america-loathing Missus went to Ft Hood, they walked out and people were cheering like it was some damn campaign event, not a murder of 13 american soldiers.

  299. wbboei,

    You did a great job debunking the T-Party’s involvement in this latest event. Last I heard, the R’s were looking for Holmes political affiliation proposing he was a Democrat.. which would not be of any help to Obama, if true.

  300. UBS, a major Swiss bank in the world, pretty solid reputation… has its president, Robert Wolf, as a bundler for OTurd, problem is the UBS president NEVER told the board of directors, the CEO, the press office… no one. So when the story comes out in June, that their Obot president is raising 500K for OTurd, they warn him, mainly because many clients aren’t Americans and many are and neither set want to be subjects of harassment.

    http //freebeacon.com/ubs-cracks-down-on-obama-golf-partner-bundler/
    video: http //tinyurl.com/cuf9ugh

    1 month goes by, in July, this UBS president doesn’t heed the warnings of his employer, he is let go, cut off from the firm.

    http://freebeacon.com/os-swiss-banker-resigns-from-ubs/

  301. Former head of the FL undemocratic party will not support OTurd, and he nails it with his reasons why and why he will support Romney.

    http://freebeacon.com/fla-dem-abandons-obama/

    “Barney Bishop, the former Executive Director of the Florida Democratic Party, has written an article detailing why he can not support Barack Obama over Mitt Romney. Bishop had this to say on the president’s policies in an op-ed posted at sunshinestatenews.com:

    In every challenge that faces our nation, Obama sees a solution that can only come with another government-spending program. He fails to harness the ingenuity of entrepreneurs; instead he actually places obstacles, like burdensome regulation, in front of their path to progress.

    Bishop, a local businessman, criticizes Obama’s attacks on Romney’s business record and defends Romney’s plan to revitalize the economy:

    Specifically, the attacks on the work Mitt Romney did in private equity demonstrates a dangerous lack of understanding how important risk-taking investors are in the U.S. economy. …

    Contrary to the failed Obama policies, informed by his experience in the private sector, Mitt Romney has a plan for cutting and capping the government’s spending to bring us balanced budgets. He gets that job creators need less regulation and stable tax policy in order to invest and grow.

    Bishop has encouraged other Democrats to join him in his support for Romney, claiming, “It’s just too important for the nation to let party labels cloud the clear choice we have this election.””

  302. 7/21 Obama effort spends more in June than it takes in AP
    …June was the second consecutive month in which Romney brought in more money than Obama…Obama tried to answer the super PACs supporting Romney by spending $38.2 million on television advertising. Romney spent less than a third of that – $10.4 million – on TV time…

    [They always throw this in: “Obama tends to receive more contributions dollar-wise from donors who give less than $200”. From lots of personal experience with his 2008 FEC filings, I can attest to many many typos so that donors who gave more than once do not combine properly when data is computer-processed. Maybe Brian Ross can investigate that lol]
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_FINANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-21-03-51-36

  303. OBAMA CAMPAIGN RUNS DEFICIT IN JUNE.

    Spending money hand over fist and to no avail or poll bump…Bain not working.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CAMPAIGN_FINANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-21-03-51-36

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a heavy barrage of advertising by opposing “super” political groups, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign spent more than it collected in June. While outraised again by Republican Mitt Romney, Obama ended the month with a hefty $97.5 million in the bank.

    June was the second consecutive month in which Romney brought in more money than Obama, finance reports filed Friday show. Romney’s money advantage prompted Obama’s campaign advisers to warn earlier this month that the president could lose the election if the financial disparity continued.

    Obama tried to answer the super PACs supporting Romney by spending $38.2 million on television advertising. Romney spent less than a third of that – $10.4 million – on TV time.

    Romney’s campaign nearly doubled its spending in June compared with the previous month, underscoring the close proximity of the November general election in which Republicans hope to unseat Obama and, in part, dismantle the president’s signature health care overhaul.

    Much of Romney’s financial advantage – he raised $106 million last month with the help of the Republican Party – came from larger donations in a handful of battleground states. Those included Florida, where the Romney Victory Fund pulled in about $4.4 million in individual contributions, records show.

    Competing fiercely to keep the presidency, Obama reported more than $46 million in June and total spending of $58 million. The Democratic Party reported $37.5 million in the bank.

    Romney, during the same period, reported receipts of $33 million and spending of $27.5 million for June. The challenger’s cash on hand was almost a mirror image of Obama’s and the DNC’s, as Romney reported $22.5 million in the bank and the Republican National Committee said it had $89.4 million.

    Romney retains a vast advantage overall when super PACs working in the former Massachusetts governor’s favor are factored in. Groups like American Crossroads and Restore Our Future have already spent tens of millions of dollars on pricey television ads to either attack Obama or specifically promote Romney’s candidacy.

    Wealthy, repeat donors are helping independent Republican groups maintain their financial strength. They include casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, who donated a combined $10 million last month; and Texas homebuilder Bob Perry, one of the largest GOP super PAC donors, who gave another $2 million on June 1.

    For Obama’s part, a handful of super PACs helping his re-election pulled in a combined $25 million in June. Those contributions included a $1 million contribution to Priorities USA Action from actor Morgan Freeman, who joined a list of Hollywood figures like Steven Spielberg trying to help Obama secure a second term.

    Beyond the dollar amounts, the president’s campaign released an updated list of big-dollar fundraisers, known as “bundlers,” who have collected at least $50,000 toward his re-election. Obama named 638 bundlers, adding 106 more to his total earlier this year. Romney does not list his bundlers, even though he has received repeated calls during the campaign to identify them.

    Both candidates enjoyed a wide swath of contributions from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, although Romney’s financial reports listed higher dollar amounts in key battleground states like Florida, Michigan and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Obama tends to receive more contributions dollar-wise from donors who give less than $200; such small amounts do not have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission.

    ……………………………

    Obama is blowing the wad early and its not working.

  304. Good Morning, Tim…

    Just received this e-mail from Brenda Elliot, owner of “The Real Barack Obama” blog, better known as RBO-

    Exposing how Big corporations like WallMart and Chase Bank and many other banks and markets are making big money as vendors to Obama’s Food Stamp program. We’re talking double digit millions of taxpayer money going to them for the franchise..

    http://wp.me/p1GK75-Ad

    Brenda was kind enough to send me a copy and book plate of her newest book (received yesterday) due for release on August 14th entitled, “Fool Me Twice” Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed co-authored by Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliot.

    Book Description

    Publication Date: August 14, 2012

    This is the game changing book reveals the blueprint for a second term that President Obama and his progressive backers don’t want you to know.

    Months of painstaking research into thousands of documents have enabled investigative journalists and New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott to expose the secret template for Obama’s next four years — the one actually created by Obama’s own top advisers and strategists.

    Just as Obama concealed the true plans for his initial term behind rhetoric of ending partisan differences and cutting the Federal deficit, Obama’s re-election theme of creating jobs conceals more than it reveals about his real agenda for a second term.

    All the main areas of domestic policy are covered — jobs, wages, health care, immigration overhaul, electoral “reform,” national energy policy. Each of the plans exposed seek to permanently remake America into a government-dominated socialist state.

    Here are just a few samples from dozens upon dozens of specific schemes unveiled herein:

    Detailed plans to enact single-payer health care legislation controlled by the Federal government regardless of any Supreme Court decision to overturn Obamacare;

    The recreation of a 21st century version of FDR’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) program within the Department of Labor that would oversee a massive new bureaucracy and millions of new Federal jobs;

    Further gutting of the U.S. military in shocking ways, while using the “savings” for a new “green” stimulus program and the founding of a Federal “green” bank to fund so-called environmentally friendly projects;

    The vastly reduced resources of the U.S. Armed Forces will be spread even thinner by using them to combat “global warming,” fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and step up use of “peacekeeping” deployments;

    An expansive new amnesty program for illegal aliens linked with a reduction in the capabilities of the U.S. Border Patrol and plans to bring in untold numbers of new immigrants with the removal of caps on H-1B visas and green cards.

    Fool Me Twice is based on exhaustive research into the coming plans and presidential policies as well as the specific second term recommendations of the major “progressive” groups behind Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership – the organizations that help to craft the legislation and set the political and rhetorical agenda for the president and his allies.

    While many have general concerns about Obama’s second-term ambitions, Fool Me Twice lays bare the devastating details of a second Obama presidency. If he wins re-election in 2012, the America of equal opportunity for all, Constitutionally-limited government, economic freedom and personal liberty will be but a distant memory.

  305. “Hollywood figures like Steven Spielberg trying to help Obama secure a second term.”

    How a man who bemoaned being victimized because he is jewish, when he was in school, can support a man like OTurd, who sat in a church for over 2 decades listening to anti-sematic rants, is beyond my understanding.

    Why I refuse to watch anything by any Hollywood lefty, which is most of Hollywood.

  306. The following article is helping me develop a better understanding of the Warren/Obama philosophy:
    Zombie » The Ultimate Takedown of Obama’s ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Speech
    …The final component in Obama’s thesis is far and away the weakest, but for some reason few pundits have noted it. Obama and Warren have intentionally conflated local taxes with federal taxes. In most localities across the country, public education, police and firefighters, and street repair are primarily paid for by property taxes, local sales taxes, and state taxes. Federal grants can supplement local funds, but rarely is a school district or a police department propped up entirely with federal money.
    So if we revisit Obama’s and Warren’s speeches, they’re actually making an argument for increased local taxes. And yet they and their audiences somehow imagine that the arguments given are a legitimate rationale for increased federal taxes.
    As I said at the beginning of this essay, Obama has just unintentionally proved the conservatives’ case for limited government, and for decentralization and local control.
    The stool is now in pieces on the floor. But I just can’t stop kicking….
    http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/07/18/the-ultimate-takedown-of-obamas-you-didnt-build-that-speech/

  307. I guess I find it hard that he will be able to accomplish any of that with the lack of a majority. Will he do it all by executive order? Just skeptical I guess.

  308. I am supporting Hollywood less and less also. I think they have become far to active with their voices and money in Politics, and I don’t think their opinons are anymore important than any one voter in America.

  309. Idiots all them. Ryan is trying to explain basic economics to this woman, who’s apparently thinks people don’t know she worked on MSDNC, shilling for her Messaih, and now is pretending to be a reporter. Norah O’Donell –> A JOKE!

  310. Someones worried…

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-campaign-spends-more-26-million-polling-june_648846.html

    Obama Campaign Spends More than $2.6 Million for Polling—in June

    Campaign disclosure forms for Obama for America, President Obama’s reelection team, reveal a heavy emphasis on public opinion polling. According to the forms, in the month of June alone, Obama for America spent a whopping $2,639,265.72 on polling.
    obama, afghanistan

    This appears to be a record this election cycle. And it does not include money spent on polling by the Democratic party in the month of June.

    In May, for instance, both the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America combined to spend $2,105,107.93 on polling, according to disclosure forms with with the Federal Election Commission. And most of that money came from the Democratic party ($1,627,107.93), while the Obama campaign chipped in $478,000 for polling research.

    In April, for the sake of comparison, the Democratic party and the Obama election team combined to spend $456,083.01 on polling. Of that, only $18,000 came from Obama’s campaign proper, while $438,083.01 was spent on polling in that month by the Democratic National Committee.

    Polling is often conducted by campaigns to make sure the candidate’s message is in sync with what the voters want to hear.

    Meanwhile, looking at the June numbers, the AP reports, “President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign spent more than it collected in June.”

  311. NewMexicoFan
    July 21st, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I guess I find it hard that he will be able to accomplish any of that with the lack of a majority. Will he do it all by executive order? Just skeptical I guess.
    _____________

    You need to read up the link on the UN Treaty. If Obama signs on to it, in essence the US will give up our sovereignty as a Nation and we will be under the global control of the United Nations in all respects. (no congressional majority needed ever again or representation by the People.)) Our government and current state and federal laws unenforceable. The Constitution will be DEAD and irrelevant. Congress will be no more than figureheads akin to the monarchy of Queen Elizabeth until it is openly disbanded. Our entire lives will be dictated by a Global government. “Fool Me Twice” is a suggested book for answering your questions and any cynicisms you may have underestimating Obama’s ruthless capacity and determination for destroying America over the next four years should he be re-elected,

  312. the article doesn’t specify which polls they spend this money on. I’ve been polled by gallup and PPP, both tend to be left leaning, I told them I’m an worshipping obot and will be voting for the Messaih.

    Doing my part to “help” the OTurd campaign. 🙂

  313. wonder how many americans know about this… as we go bankrupt and fire teachers, etc…

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/19/usda-partnering-with-mexico-to-boost-food-stamp-participation/

    The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.

    USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.

    “USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”

    The partnership — which was signed by former USDA Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista in 2004 — sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican consulates in America provide USDA nutrition assistance program information to Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals working in America and migrant communities in America. The information is specifically focused on eligibility criteria and access.

    The goal, for USDA, is to get rid of what they see as enrollment obstacles and increase access among potentially eligible populations by working with arms of the Mexican government in America. Benefits are not guaranteed or provided under the program — the purpose is outreach and education.

    Some of the materials the USDA encourages the Mexican government to use to educate and promote the benefit programs are available free online for order and download. A partial list of materials include English and Spanish brochures titled “Five Easy Steps To Snap Benefits,” “How To Get Food Help — A Consumer’s Guide to FNCS Programs,” “Ending Hunger Improving Nutrition Combating Obesity,” and posters with slogans like “Food Stamps Make America Stronger.”

    When asked for details and to elaborate on the program, USDA stressed it was established in 2004 and not meant for illegal immigrants.

    …snip…article continues

  314. Why should we be surprised when the weasels of big media use weasel words to cover up their own misdeeds. I hung the wrong man “incorrectly”. But you see, it was all very sensible. Googled the name. Got two names. Flipped a coin. And I shot one of them. Okay, fine, I shot the wrong man. But look at it from my point of view. The next time I do this the odds are that I will be right. And then, I will be batting 500. Name me one major league baseball team that would not kill for a clean-up hitter that batted 500. Ted Williams batted only 400 in his worst season.

    So here is my promise to you. I and the rest of my colleagues will stay on this story, and every other mass murder that occurs between now and the election in order to help Barack. And we will continue to make baseless allegations without investigating, because sooner or later we will be right, or we will cause a lynch mob to form, in which case we will stay on that story too, so help me God—

    Your trusty ABC reporter

    And writer of great works of fiction

    And Pulitzer Prize winner

    And typical big media reporter

    Shalom

    Brian Ross.

    ———————————–

    ABC, Ross Under Withering Fire for Tea Party Link to Shooting
    Friday, 20 Jul 2012 02:05 PM

    By David A. Patten and Martin Gould

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    inShare inShare1 ABC came under increasing fire Friday after claiming that alleged theater shooter James Holmes had ties to the tea party.

    Reporter Brian Ross made the shocking accusation on “Good Morning America” after discovering the Colorado Tea Party Patriots had a member called James Holmes.

    Ross admitted on air that he did not know whether the two men were the same, but still went ahead with his claim that the tragedy in Aurora in which 12 people were killed and 59 injured could be linked to the grassroots group.

    ABC later apologized online and Ross tweeted, “Earlier I reported incorrectly that the shooting suspect might be tied to the Tea Party. I apologize for the mistake,” but those two statements would have been seen by just a fraction of the number of people who watched his original report.

    Conservatives were joined by journalism groups in attacking Ross. In an article entitled “Well, It Might Be the Same Guy,” Rem Rieder, editor of the American Journalism Review was scathing.

    “What was he thinking?” wrote Reider. “How could Brian Ross, ABC’s chief investigative correspondent, make such a ridiculous mistake?

    “If you don’t know, how in the world can you think it’s a good idea to ‘report’ it on network television as the nation tries to come to terms with another mass murder. And why? Why would you do it?” asked Rieder, who described Ross’ error as “yet another blow to the reeling credibility of the news media.”

    Tea party groups wer furious at Ross’ link. Tea Party Express chairman Amy Kremer was left fuming. “This was completely irresponsible on behalf of ABC News, but clearly shows their lack of journalistic integrity,” she told Newsmax.

    “Although they have issued a retraction, the seed has been planted. Once again, they show their malice towards the tea party movement and their agenda of wanting to tear us down.

    “This is the perfect example of why the blogosphere has become even more relevant in politics, because that is where we can go to get the facts and correct information. ABC News might find their ratings would climb if they would stick to reporting the facts and stop speculating,” she stated.

    “Honestly,” she continued, “it is disgusting that they would interject politics so quickly into this tragedy. Today should be a day for thoughts and prayers for all involved.”

    Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots said, “We call on ABC News to immediately stop all reckless and false reporting, and we are putting all media outlets on notice that false political attacks on the American people will no longer be tolerated. We demand the media report responsibly.”

    Colorado Tea Party Patriots does have a member called James Holmes. But he is 52. The alleged shooter in Aurora is 24. The two men are unrelated.

    Just before noon, a note posted on the ABC News web site stated: “An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted.”

    Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, also blasted ABC and Ross.

    “Ross slandered every American even loosely associated with the tea party, and he owes them an apology,” Bozell wrote on the Council’s website, NewsBusters.

    “He must also apologize to Good Morning America’s audience, the James Holmes he falsely implicated of mass murder, and, most of all, to each and every person in Colorado directly or indirectly affected by this horrific tragedy.

    “In a moment that demanded clarity of thought and purpose, Ross rushed to slander those with whom he does not agree politically, exposing the depths and darkness of his political prejudices. Shame on Brian Ross, and shame on ABC News for not yet demanding he look directly into the camera and beg forgiveness for politicizing this terrible event.

    “Ross’ meek Twitter apology is a cynically insincere slap in the face to us all.”

    Many conservative websites called on Ross to resign for the error. “How many more years will ABC give him before he’s retired?” asked Wlady Pleszczynski on The American Spectator while an article on ProteinWisdom.com said, “Apologies won’t do this time: Brian Ross needs to resign, or ABC needs to fire him.”

    © 2012 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

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  315. When Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked the lantern
    In Chicago town
    They say that started a fire
    That burned Chicago down
    That’s the story that went around
    But here’s the real low down

    Put the blame on the tea party,
    Put the blame on THEM

    signed

    Big Media (Note: my friend Brian merely said what the rest of those anti-American elitists were thinking)

  316. And remember boys and girls, sir Brian is not just any reporter.

    He is the INVESTIGATIVE reporter for ABC News.

    His hobby is getting drunk, blindfolded and throwing darts in a bar.

    Like Werner Von Braun, he aims for the stars and hits London.

    He is a real sport.

    Now compare what Brian’s shoot from the hip style with the INVESTIGATIVE reporter for CBS Sharyl Atkisson.

    If Brian is the nadir, Sheryl is the apex–the state of the lost art of investigative reporting.

    Look at the meticulous, even handed, non political job she has done on Fast and Furious.

    But I do not want to lean too hard on poor Brian. As bad as he is, he is far better than NBC, or CNN.

  317. Never thought you’d see the day….

    HuffPo: ‘The Obama Campaign Is Unworthy of a Democratic President’

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/georges-ugeux/the-obama-campaign-is-unw_b_1690930.html

    As a Democrat and a staunch support of Barack Obama, I am completely disgusted by his campaign. Are we talking about the President of the United States? Are we talking about a principled man who has boosted our ideal for a fair and equitable America? Does this have anything to do with the American people?

    1. A harassing campaign

    Everybody takes turns to bombard us with e-mails, phone calls to chip in for one reason or the other. Even those of us who asked to only receive selective information.

    To that “presidential” harassment one needs to add what the Democratic Party does: strangely enough they only call and e-mail to collect money. Never to tell us what are the important causes for the Party.

    Last but not least, the individual candidates do the same: we have not heard from them either for the previous four years.

    This creates an impression of frenetic nervousness and not the strength that we expect from the President and incumbent candidate.

    2. It’s all about money while this is a Republican weaponry

    The subjects for whom we are approached are generally a teaser to get to money. If we want to wish Happy Mother’s day to the First Lady, a link to the payment process is attached.

    The e-mail from the President “I will be outspent” is disgraceful. Is that how Barack Obama judges his campaign? Does he truly believe that he will lose his reelection on the fact that it might be outspent? “We can win a race which the other side spends more than we do. But not this much more”.

    Oh yes? Is that what we expect to hear from the President of the United States? Is this the way the democrats are judging themselves, using the weaponry of the Republicans to self-flagellate? Is our yardstick of value the money we collect and the money we spend?

    Mr. President: stop sending those mercantile messages. Tell us that our ideals and objectives are worth more than the difference of spending. Tell us why what really matters. Be a President who cares about the American People. Not about money.

    3. Is the function of a presidential campaign to become an advertising machine?

    The people you are using all have one characteristic in common: they are unable to imagine a Presidential campaign without narrow solidarity with the advertising industry and the media. Are they really brain-dead?

    Why do we need to respond to the most disgusting Romney direct or indirect TV ads by other TV ads? Why don’t we take the high road? And answer to those ads in a different way. Responsibly. And stop feeding Madison Avenue.

    Television is making sure that the political debate is as dirty, as filthy as possible. They make money on dirt and contention. They exacerbate the debates. They ignore the substance…and we finance them to do this dirty work.

    Have we become so unconscious of the real concerns of the American People? Talk to us on the way we will continue to be a respectable nation in the eyes of the world, refuse to constantly go to war to support the hawks of the so-called defense industry, rebuild the ethics of the financial services industry and stop them from harassing the consumer, reduce our dependency on oil, and make sure that the dignity of the human being is restored.

    That is what we expect to hear from you, Mr. President. Defend your legacy and your achievements. Don’t bother about money and dirt. The movie “the American President” should remind you that you are “way above their league.” It is that hope that we need from you and that you promised to give us.

    Not dirty politics. The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.

    …………………………

    Sheeple waking up.

  318. THIS IS FROM THE CANADIAN FREE PRESS ABOUT SOETORO AND IT IS SCARY. I’LL POST A LITTLE OF IT SO YOU KNOW WHAT IT’S ABOUT. HERE IS THE LINK:

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/48202

    My source looked at me and posed a question I did not expect: Do you know who is in the White House?” I was uncertain if he meant who was present there now, or if he was talking in a more general sense knowing that he has followed my research on Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama II), so I asked him for clarification. I thought it was a fair request. With that, he became visibly agitated and had a look in his eyes I’ve never seen before. “You can’t answer that [expletive deleted] question. Trust me, few can, and those who can won’t, because they’re either part of the ‘royal round table’ or they’re gutless [expletive deleted].”…….

    “Enough,” he stated and apologized for his previous outburst. “We both know the guy is a an imposter, a ‘Manchurian Candidate,’ and he’s there to do a job, implement a very specific agenda. And he’s not planning to leave until that job is done, the agenda completed,” stated my source. “It’s no accident, his lack of history, lack of bona fides. It’s all about his lack of allegiance to our country and the Constitution that ‘43’ called just a ‘G-d damned piece of paper. And Bush was an American President, at least on paper. Where does Obama call home?” Where does his allegiance lie? That’s what the eligibility brouhaha is all about and why it’s so important, but hardly ‘anybody gets it.’ When he said he was a citizen of the world, those were not just words, but an admission of sorts. And fundamental change and transformation, that’s what it’s all about.”

    “He’s been instructed to fully remove ‘God, guns and guts’ from America and Americans, to neuter our military, bankrupt our country, and force everyone into dependency through a well-planned economic disaster that was crafted long before he stepped foot into the Oval Office. The financial crash of September 2008 was one such well planned economic terrorist attack. It had the blessing of many bankers and politicians in the U.S. and now I’m finding, some overseas. It was an important part of the framework given to Obama to ‘grease the wheels’ for a complete financial collapse. And I’m sad to say that a lot of people I once thought were on our side played an important role in setting us up – all of us.”

    “The objective, or the agenda, is much bigger than I think anyone can comprehend,” stated my source. “It’s global in nature, and it involves other governments, communist governments,” he added. It’s evil in its simplicity. It’s to destroy our country from within and take away our ability to fight what’s coming…….

    “But O- I cannot even bring myself to call him by name anymore, and as we talked before, we’re not even sure what his real name is, made some serious mistakes, or became lazy and began enjoying his lifestyle a little too much. Not sure which, maybe both. His international handlers have been upset with him because it set the whole timetable back. And this is where I can offer you information about what’s going on at DHS, because it’s DHS that is tasked to be the enforcers. It’s like the old military saying, ‘hurry up and wait,’” said my source.

    IT’S A MUCH LONGER ARTICLE BUT SCARY. YOU THINK IT CAN BE TRUE?

  319. guess I find it hard that he will be able to accomplish any of that with the lack of a majority. Will he do it all by executive order? Just skeptical I guess.

    Stroke of the pen …Law of the land.
    He already signed our sovereignty over to the U.N. 😯

  320. moononpluto
    July 21st, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    —————————
    Agreed.

    Look into the pewter pot
    And see Barack as Barack is not
    For faith tis pleasant til tis past
    The mischief is that will not last

    Frankly, I am surprised it has lasted as long as it has. But then again, since this is an advertising campaign the Mencken observation is entirely apt”

    No one ever went broke (or lost an election) underestimating the intelligence of the American People.

    That is a saying that Barack and his fellow travelers have taken to the bank, and cashed in on the future of the American People without them realizing it.

  321. Obama’s Campaign Attack on Romney was Costly (and didnt even move the dial on polling) $58 million down the drain for nothing.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-campaign-money-20120721,0,6113370.story

    President Obama’s campaign spent $58 million in June, chiefly in TV advertising assailing his GOP rival’s business record and personal finances. Romney spent less, but raised more than Obama.

    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s sharp turn to the offensive against GOP challenger Mitt Romney last month came at a steep cost: nearly $58 million.

    That’s how much the president’s reelection campaign burned through in June as it pounded Romney’s business record and personal finances; its relentless television campaign alone cost $38 million, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

    The expensive barrage came even as Romney and his affiliated party committees outraised Obama and his Democratic Party fundraising partners for the second month in the row, $106 million to $70 million.

    Heading into July, Romney and his party allies were left with nearly $170 million on hand, while Obama and the Democrats had $147 million.

    That disparity — along with a record-breaking $20.6-million haul in June by the pro-Romney “super PAC” Restore Our Future — underscored the momentum enjoyed by Republicans in the money race, a source of sharp anxiety among Democrats. Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing Obama, also had its best fundraising month ever in June, but it notched just $6 million.

    The early intensity of the presidential race was evident in last month’s spending reports. Obama’s campaign committee spent $12 million more than it raised in June, with heavy investments in payroll and polling. Its June spending easily eclipsed the nearly $45 million the reelection committee spent in May.

    Romney also stepped up his spending significantly, plowing through $27 million, including $10.4 million on advertising. His campaign put significant resources into raising more money, as well: more than $8 million went to fundraising consulting and direct mail.

    Overall, Obama and his party allies spent more than $70 million in June, nearly $20 million more than Romney and his affiliated committees.

    But the fundraising race is not a simple match between Obama and Romney. This year, outside entities — super PACs and tax-exempt advocacy groups — have taken on an important role in the election because of their ability to raise unlimited sums of money. And they are largely favoring the GOP.

    …………………..

    I love it, Obama spent like a drunk in a brothel and it got him nothing.

  322. YOU THINK IT CAN BE TRUE?
    —————————-
    It is absolutely true. What we do not know is the details. Who when what why were how. In the absense of such information, we are left to speculate. We can say for 100% certain that Soros is part of it. No one who has studied his history, and lives in the same world as most of us will dismiss that fact. And, we do not need Glenn Beck to tell us that. David Horowitz and his partner Richard Poe have done the research and have been telling us this for years. As with any system however, the people who are determined to destroy ours for their own benefit, face on great limiting principle. They will not penetrate China, and as time goes on, and Europe/US falter, they will find themselves stuck in a groove. If we were the only game in town, then they could pursue their game of creative destruction with impunity. But China will not stop and that is their problem. If you want to know who the people are behind this plot, find out all you can about the people involved in awarding him the Nobel Prize–before he had done anything. For sure, those people are at the center of this conspiracy/

  323. 6-year-old Veronica Moser identified as Aurora shooting victim; mom in critical condition

    …………………………

    Very sad indeed but i must ask the question as to why a 6 yr old was at a midnight screening of a PG13 violent movie.

  324. ABC will continue this nonsense, NBC will continue their liberal nonsense, so will SEEBS, MSDNC, WashPost, NYT, and pretty must 90% of the american media.

    The gentleman who was falsely accused ON AIR, a former law enforcement officer, had to close his phone because of all the death threats, his business has suffered, his family threatened.

    Can ABC really assure every SINGLE person that saw/heard that FALSE accusation then saw/heard the “gee I’m sorry” from ABC.

    The 52 year Tea party member shouldn’t sue ABC News… that’s pointless… it should sue the company that owns ABC News…. Disney Inc!!

  325. “Stroke of the pen …Law of the land.
    He already signed our sovereignty over to the U.N.” 😯
    _____________

    If that is not figuratively speaking, can you provide a link designating where and when Obama has signed over our sovereignty to the UN?

    As far as I know, that travesty has not taken place yet.

  326. I hate to say this but Brian Ross was the only reporter at ABC who dared expose the Rev Wright tapes in 2008, now that John Stossel has left ABC, if Ross leaves, it will basically make ABC nothing but a 2 bit operation for the Oturd campaign.

    whilttle georgie stephanapolous, and the rest… all Obots.

    Actually, it might be a good thing for Ross to leave, then there is no impartial-fig-leaf for ABC “news” to hide behind. Their ratings will plummet even more.

  327. yheitman
    July 21st, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Good post, yheitman. I was just about the post that article from the Canada Free press myself…

  328. This thread is getting very hard to load.

    There is a photo purporting to be that of Holmes. In the photo he is being dragged by police and it is purportedly from an occupation that was held in San Diego of Occupy Wall Street. There is an insert that shows the photo being shown on air; and they do look strikingly alike.

  329. Wonder if Mr. Brian Ross, or ABC, or NBC, or MSDNC or SeeBS or Washpost or NYT will report, if it is indeed confirmed, that the shooter was an OWS person??

    Nah. Of course not.

  330. For this former NBC producer, Bitchell jumped the shark . . . he no longer wishes to defend these barbarians, or to pretend they are anything less than biased, prejudiced and bigoted. He is right on that account. But what is key is to understand the why of it. The main reason why big media does this is to protect the power and perks of the Washington establishment from the American People. They want to manipulate us, rather than letting us see both sides of an issue. They viciously attack the politicians who speak for us, and cannot be co-opted. They know the end for them is coming, but they want to prolong that event until they retire. If they had played their cards the right way, renouced their bias, investigated before they reported, then that would have provided them with the bona fides, and competitive advanatage in the market place. In that case, we could have relied on them for the truth, and taken their word over other points of view. Instead, their executives did the exact opposite, and that is why their influence is on the ebb. If we could get the American people to understand that, they would tune out big media, and their game would be over.
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    Former network producer: ‘I’m done’ denying liberal bias in the media
    media bias
    June 23, 2012
    By: Joe Newby

    Andrea Mitchell caught using edited video to make Romney appear out of touch.

    On Saturday, Newsbusters’ Tim Graham reported that blogger and Catholic deacon Greg Kandra, who last worked at NBC for Katie Couric, says he’s no longer defending the so-called mainstream media from charges of liberal bias.

    “I’m tired,” Kandra wrote. “Truly. I’ve grown weary of trying to defend the indefensible and explain the inexplicable. For years, people have stomped their feet and pounded their fists and snorted ‘Liberal media bias!’ and I’ve always tut-tutted and shooshed them and said, ‘No, no. Calm down. They meant well. It was just a misunderstanding. A mistake. These things happen.’ I spent over 25 years working in the oft-reviled Mainstream Media and I saw up close and personal how the sausage was made. I knew the people who wielded the knives and wore the aprons, and could vouch (most of the time, anyway) for their good intentions,” he added.

    But after NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was caught using edited video to make Mitt Romney look out of touch, Kandra decided he was finished defending what we call the “Democrat-media complex.”

    “Forget it. I’m done,” he wrote, adding:


    “You deserve what they’re saying about you. It’s earned. You have worked long and hard to merit the suspicion, acrimony, mistrust and revulsion that the media-buying public increasingly heaps upon you. You have successfully eroded any confidence, dispelled any trust, and driven your audience into the arms of the Internet and the blogosphere, where biases are affirmed and like-minded people can tell each other what they hold to be true, since nobody believes in objective reality any more. You have done a superlative job of diminishing what was once a great profession and undermining one of the vital underpinnings of democracy, a free press.”

    He concluded by asking NBC: “What the h**l is wrong with you guys?”

    Mitchell’s use of edited video was not a first for the network. In April, Martin Bashir used edited video to make Romney look like he was dodging a question on his religious faith, and Ed Schultz used edited video to make Texas Governor Rick Perry appear racist.

    NBC was also caught using edited versions of a 911 call made by George Zimmerman, the Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer now on trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

    Last July, a poll released by The Hill found that 68 percent of voters found the news media biased, while 57 percent perceive the media as being “either somewhat or very unethical.”

    Last June MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said he hates objective journalism when it comes to the issue of global warming, or climate change.

    “I hate that so-called evenhanded, so-called objective journalism. You know, you know, you can’t say something isn’t true if it’s true in the interest of even-handedness,” he told Rolling Stone’s Eric Bates.

    Last November, Matthews admitted a liberal bias in the news media.

    Recently, Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard wrote that “since Romney has become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, virtually every hour of MSNBC broadcasting includes someone making deplorable comments about the former Massachusetts governor and his family.”

    No doubt, those who get their news from major media outlets like NBC will be treated to much more of the same biased coverage between now and the November elections.

  331. alcina
    July 21st, 2012 at 9:03 am

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

    Not permanently I hope. Some days a bunch of freak stories are quoted here; other days a different group of posters happen to be here and there is some good discussion of real issues.

  332. Denny’s Restaurant ad. As refreshing as Mitt. “Greatness” l Denny’s – YouTube
    Published on Jun 7, 2012 by dennys Ahhh America….Land of the free, home of the Midwestern Meat and Potatoes Sandwich.

  333. There is a photo purporting to be that of Holmes. In the photo he is being dragged by police and it is purportedly from an occupation that was held in San Diego of Occupy Wall Street.

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

    Great evidence there. /sarcasm Thanks for adding ‘purported’.

    And yet another story said that Holmes has no criminal record.

  334. NYT: Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I. (h… w… nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/terrorist-plots-help…)

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

    True. But when the FBI entraps a nutjob, they give him fake explosives, not real guns with real ammunition.

  335. Obama and Warren have intentionally conflated local taxes with federal taxes. In most localities across the country, public education, police and firefighters, and street repair are primarily paid for by property taxes, local sales taxes, and state taxes.

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

    If I were into conspiracy theories, I’d wonder if Obama’s mangled version was a deliberate attempt to discredit Warren’s very sensible point.

    But looking just at facts here. The interstate highway system (like the early Internet) WERE built by federal action and federal taxes.

    And it’s a silly distinction anyway. Warren’s point supports all levels of taxes, just as all levels of taxes support the infrastructure that supports all businesses.

  336. moononpluto
    July 21st, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    6-year-old Veronica Moser identified as Aurora shooting victim; mom in critical condition

    …………………………

    Very sad indeed but i must ask the question as to why a 6 yr old was at a midnight screening of a PG13 violent movie.

    ——————-
    A valid question.

  337. Here is another valid question:

    Does Obama have the standing, the bona fides, and the credibility to lead a public discussion on gun control, given the fact that he has invoked executive privilege over the involvement of his administration in the Fast and Furious fiasco, that placed automatic weapons in the hands of violent drug gangs, and were the proximate cause of the murder of a US Border Agent and an estimated 300-400 Mexican citizens? Only in the sense of the Holmes dictim: If you want to know what the law is, don’t ask a judge. Ask a thief.

  338. Mrs. Smith
    July 21st, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    “Stroke of the pen …Law of the land.
    He already signed our sovereignty over to the U.N.” 😯
    _____________

    If that is not figuratively speaking, can you provide a link designating where and when Obama has signed over our sovereignty to the UN?

    As far as I know, that travesty has not taken place yet.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    Can’t find the link right now I will look for it. 🙂

  339. Want to bet??
    Gun Control and Gun Control Treaty will be signed by Obama on July 27, 2012.

    This Massacre at Century Theater will give Obama more fuel to work with.

  340. Brian L. Roberts
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Comcast Corporation

    Re. Inmates Running the Asylum

    Dear Mr. Roberts

    Have you seen the article which appeared in the Washington Examiner this past week concerning your NBC News Division?

    It is based on the insights of a former NBC producer who claims he can no longer defend the neutrality of that division.

    He goes on to recount a number of incidents where agents of that network lied and deceived the American People

    This sort of thing was prevalent when General Electric owned NBC, and the culture they created persists. When you purchased NBC in January 2011, it became your problem.

    What, if anything, you do about it is your business.

    However, if it were my business, I would be concerned about the viewing audience which has been lost, the effect these sordid practices might have on future relationship of Comcast and NBC with the Republican Party assuming they win in November, and whether you are comfortable allowing the inmates to run the asylum.

    Very truly yours

    Wbboei

    • Former network producer: ‘I’m done’ denying liberal bias in the media
    media bias
    June 23, 2012
    By: Joe Newby
    Andrea Mitchell caught using edited video to make Romney appear out of touch.
    On Saturday, Newsbusters’ Tim Graham reported that blogger and Catholic deacon Greg Kandra, who last worked at NBC for Katie Couric, says he’s no longer defending the so-called mainstream media from charges of liberal bias.
    “I’m tired,” Kandra wrote. “Truly. I’ve grown weary of trying to defend the indefensible and explain the inexplicable. For years, people have stomped their feet and pounded their fists and snorted ‘Liberal media bias!’ and I’ve always tut-tutted and shooshed them and said, ‘No, no. Calm down. They meant well. It was just a misunderstanding. A mistake. These things happen.’ I spent over 25 years working in the oft-reviled Mainstream Media and I saw up close and personal how the sausage was made. I knew the people who wielded the knives and wore the aprons, and could vouch (most of the time, anyway) for their good intentions,” he added.
    But after NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was caught using edited video to make Mitt Romney look out of touch, Kandra decided he was finished defending what we call the “Democrat-media complex.”
    “Forget it. I’m done,” he wrote, adding:

    “You deserve what they’re saying about you. It’s earned. You have worked long and hard to merit the suspicion, acrimony, mistrust and revulsion that the media-buying public increasingly heaps upon you. You have successfully eroded any confidence, dispelled any trust, and driven your audience into the arms of the Internet and the blogosphere, where biases are affirmed and like-minded people can tell each other what they hold to be true, since nobody believes in objective reality any more. You have done a superlative job of diminishing what was once a great profession and undermining one of the vital underpinnings of democracy, a free press.”
    He concluded by asking NBC: “What the h**l is wrong with you guys?”
    Mitchell’s use of edited video was not a first for the network. In April, Martin Bashir used edited video to make Romney look like he was dodging a question on his religious faith, and Ed Schultz used edited video to make Texas Governor Rick Perry appear racist.
    NBC was also caught using edited versions of a 911 call made by George Zimmerman, the Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer now on trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
    Last July, a poll released by The Hill found that 68 percent of voters found the news media biased, while 57 percent perceive the media as being “either somewhat or very unethical.”
    Last June MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said he hates objective journalism when it comes to the issue of global warming, or climate change.
    “I hate that so-called evenhanded, so-called objective journalism. You know, you know, you can’t say something isn’t true if it’s true in the interest of even-handedness,” he told Rolling Stone’s Eric Bates.
    Last November, Matthews admitted a liberal bias in the news media.
    Recently, Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard wrote that “since Romney has become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, virtually every hour of MSNBC broadcasting includes someone making deplorable comments about the former Massachusetts governor and his family.”
    No doubt, those who get their news from major media outlets like NBC will be treated to much more of the same biased coverage between now and the November elections.

  341. On another topic, this will really MAKE YOU ANGRY.

    The Broke American Government Spent 770 Million Dollars To Rebuild Mosques

  342. The American Government Spent 770 Million Dollars to Rebuid Mosques in Islamic countries is actually a newscast from an Atlanta television station.

  343. California is just going to cease to exist. It’s going to become a part of Mexico pretty soon.

    From the Los Angeles Times Newspaper

    1. 40% of all workers in Los Angeles County (Los Angeles County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal aliens working without a green card.
    2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
    3. 75% of people on the most-wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
    4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
    5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
    6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
    7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
    8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
    9. 21 radio stations in Los Angeles are Spanish speaking.
    10. In Los Angeles County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish.
    (There are 10.2 million people in Los Angeles County .)

    (All 10 of the above statements are from the Los Angeles Times)
    Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
    Over 70% of the United States’ annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York ) results from immigration.
    29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

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