Candidate Obama thought Jerusalem was the Capital of Israel. President Obama won't voice an opinion.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It's time for Romney to go positive and run away with this race.
Barack Obama may have 57% of the minority vote, but Romney is beating Obama among white voters by 20%.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting 47% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
Romney has a 20-point advantage among white voters. Obama is supported by 91% of black voters and 57% of other minority voters.
when the base closes. You just can't fix stupid...
Air Force One will touch down in a swirl of defense controversy in Mansfield, Ohio, Wednesday as President Obama makes a third campaign trip in four weeks to the battleground state.
“If President Obama has his way, his Air Force One arrival would be one of the final flights into Mansfield-Lahm Airport,” claims Sen. Rob Portman, who is often a surrogate campaigner in Ohio for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The Mansfield News Journal has run a series of stories and editorials expressing local worries that the air mission of the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will end if proposed Pentagon budget cuts close it down. The local paper quotes Vice Commander Col. Michael Howard as saying he will park the wing’s C-27J aircraft on the tarmac in full view of Air Force One to make a point to the visiting president. The 179th has four of the planes, two currently deployed in Afghanistan.
"Occupy the RNC."
Via US News:
A protest by any other name is still a protest. But not all protests are an occupation.
Two months after the major group planning to protest the Democratic National Convention changed its name, a new and bigger demonstration is being planned for the September event. This time, it's being led by "original" Occupy protesters.
Protest organizer John Penley, among the first to join the Occupy protests in Zuccotti Park, says some Occupy protesters were disturbed by the name change, which turned the "Coalition to Protest at the DNC" into the "Coalition to March on Wall Street South — Building People's Power During the DNC."
The change in nomenclature, he said, let Democrats off the hook.
And so despite the perception that Occupy is more liberal than it is conservative, Penley says his demonstration, "Occupy the Military Industrial Complex," will very much target President Barack Obama.
"We're targeting Obama's out of control military spending," he told Whispers. "It's the key to so many problems in the U.S. That, and the drone strikes on American citizens. And the NDAA. People feel so upset with Obama."
Keep on reading...
Via The Hill:
An investor with Bain Capital told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years, Reid said.
About a month ago, Reid said, someone who had previously invested with the venture capital firm called him to say that the former Massachusetts governor hadn't payed taxes for a decade.
"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years," Reid said he was told, according to The Huffington Post on Tuesday.
Reid said he wasn't sure if the tip was true or not.
Keep on reading...
There is more than one way to skin the gun control cat...
Via Washington Times:
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will "evaluate" a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured.
During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities.
At first Mr. Earnest said he didn't know if Mr. Obama was aware of a bill sponsored by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Democrat from New Jersey, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat from New York. He later amended this remarks to say the White House would evaluate the measure.
Janet Napolitano is doing everything she can to keep the border safe, except for effectively guarding it or building a fence.
(CNSNews.com) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress last week that terrorists intending to harm the American people enter the U.S. from Mexico “from time to time."
At a July 25 hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) asked Napolitano: “As you know, Madam Secretary, there have been anecdotal reports about material evidence of the presence of terrorists along our southern border. My question is, is there any credible evidence that these reports are accurate and that terrorists are, in fact, crossing our southern border with the intent to do harm to the American people?”
Napolitano answered: “With respect, there have been--and the Ababziar matter would be one I would refer to that's currently being adjudicated in the criminal courts--from time to time, and we are constantly working against different and evolving threats involving various terrorist groups and various ways they may seek to enter the country.”
“What I can tell you, however, is that that southern border--the U.S.-Mexico border--is heavily, heavily staffed at record amounts of manpower, materiel, infrastructure and the like, and we are constantly making sure we're doing all we can to make that border as safe as possible,” she said.
Keep on reading...
As a side note, Obama also found something about the founding fathers that he likes: Their negative campaign advertising.
Via Beltway Confidential:
President Obama invoked the founding generation of American politicians to defend his negative campaigning before predicting that he will get the economy “going full guns.”
“And this phase of the campaign I think you’re seeing a lot of negative ads and a lot of contrast ads — although when people start saying how terrible it is,” Obama said during a fundraiser at the NoMad Hotel in New York City, “I just have to remind them [to] take a look at what Jefferson and Adams had to say about each other, and democracy has always been pretty rough and pretty messy.” (“Contrast ad” is the Obama campaign’s preferred term for their hits on Romney).
Monday, July 30, 2012
2012 DNC Convention Schedule.
4:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony.
4:05 PM – Singing of "Gawd D_am America " led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
4:10 PM – Pledge of Allegiance to Obama.
4:15 PM – Ceremonial 'I Hate America' led by Michelle Obama.
4:30 PM – Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire, Hillary Clinton.
4:45 PM – RAP duet ‘Whitey Is_A_Racist’ sung by Luis Farrakhan and Sheila Jackson.
5:00 PM – UFO Abduction Survival Tips by, VP Joe Biden.
5:15 PM – Nancy Pelosi presents speech on ‘Ethics’ in Politics.’.
5:30 PM – Eliot Spitzer Speaks on "Keeping Your_Ho Quiet".
5:45 PM – Tribute to All 57 States.
Obama has won a battle at the Supreme Court, but he long ago lost the war.
Via The Hill:
Most voters continue to support repeal of the health care law, and the number who fears they will have to change their health care coverage has jumped to its highest level since October of last year.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law, including 41% who Strongly Favor repeal. Thirty-nine percent (39%) oppose repeal, with 30% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Via Washington Examiner:
A federal court in Washington, DC, held today that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party.Keep on reading...
The ruling came as part of a motion by the conservative legal watch dog group Judicial Watch, who had sued the DOJ in federal court to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to the the New Black Panthers case. Judicial Watch had secured many previously unavailable documents through their suit against DOJ and were now suing for attorneys’ fees.
Obama’s DOJ had claimed Judicial Watch was not entitled to attorney’s fees since “none of the records produced in this litigation evidenced any political interference whatsoever in” how the DOJ handled the New Black Panther Party case. But United States District Court Judge Reggie Walton disagreed.
In what marks a decisive difference in the presidential campaign, one day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the White House asserted that Romney’s position was different from that of the Obama administration.
“Our view is that that is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.
“I would remind you that that is the position that has been held by previous administrations both Democratic and Republican. So, if Mr. Romney disagrees with that position, he is also disagreeing with positions taken by previous presidents like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan,” Earnest added.
It seems Robert Gibbs is still in the propaganda business...
Via Daily Caller:
Senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign Roberts Gibbs said the Obama campaign is not going to allow GOP nominee Mitt Romney to keep playing his “tried-and-true role” of “prep school bully.”
During “This Week” on ABC News Sunday, Gibbs was asked about the recent ads run by both the Obama and Romney campaigns.
Obama cancelled the "gutsy call" to kill bin Laden three times according to to new book by Richard Miniter
At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears.
In ”Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him
“ Richard Miniter writes that Obama canceled the “kill” mission in January 2011, again in February, and a third time in March.
8.2 unemployment and a horrible GDP is turning things around? DNC Chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to set her sights a little higher...
After Dismal GDP Report, DNC Chair Says Things Are Turning Around For Better
Strangely, they have named the amendment the “Protect Our Jobs Act.” If they had called it the "Destroy Michigan's Economy Act," that would be closer to the truth."
Reuters via Yahoo:
The union-backed ballot proposal would make collective bargaining a constitutionally protected right and cripple efforts to pass so-called “right to work” legislation in the state. Critics say the measure, which would cover private as well as public employees, would be a “death warrant” for Michigan’s economy because it would discourage businesses from bringing new jobs to Michigan and encourage some already in the state to leave.
But the Mackinac Center and other critics, including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, say the amendment – which supporters call the “Protect Our Jobs Act” – would be a more sweeping measure.
They claim it would allow public-sector unions to use contract negotiations to override acts of the legislature, such as laws limiting how much taxpayers pay for government employee healthcare.
“It is extremely radical and would fundamentally change the power structure in Michigan,” Vernuccio said.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Amusing: White House forced to admit the "100% false" claim they returned Winston Churchill's bust is 100% true...
I wonder how the White House likes their crow cooked?
Via The Telegraph:
Barack Obama's White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats, after describing such claims as "100 per cent false".[...]
"This is 100 per cent false," Mr Pfeiffer said. "The bust is still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room". Illustrating his statement with a photograph of Mr Obama inspecting it with David Cameron in 2010, he added: "Hopefully this clears things up a bit and prevents folks from making this ridiculous claim again".
British officials were surprised by Mr Pfeiffer's statement and photograph, however, because the bust now resides in the residence of Sir Peter Westmacott, Britain's ambassador to the US. Further inquiries led to the discovery that there are, in fact, two matching Churchill busts by Epstein... Keep on reading...
Looks like Mitt Romney has a lot of well-wishers in Israel...
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Israel surrounded by admirers
This is asinine. The man has already paid a penalty for his mistake.
EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by a 9-foot alligator faces charges of feeding of the animal.
Collier County Jail records show 63-year-old Wallace Weatherholt was charged Friday with unlawful feeding of an alligator and later posted $1,000 bond. His next court date is Aug. 22.
In 1987 Newsweek labeled George H. W. Bush as having a wimp problem. This is in spite of Bush I having fought as an aviator in WWII and headed the CIA. Now, Newsweek is trying the same strategy on Romney.
Where is the wimp cover for this guy?
Meet the 1%...
Via Daily Mail:
How does the left get from opposing gay marriage to hating LGBT's? The hatred is now coming from the left toward anyone who disagrees with them.
Via Washington Post
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Friday he would not support an expansion of Chick-fil-A in the District, referring to it as “hate chicken."
“Given my long standing strong support for LGBT rights and marriage equality, I would not support #hatechicken,” Gray wrote.
Obama’s budget director predicts $1.2 trillion budget deficit for 2012. What happened to cutting deficit in half?
Via Washington Examiner:
President Obama’s budget director predicted a $1.2 trillion budget deficit for 2012 today, which prompted one senator to call for the president to pull down a Obama campaign ad that promises to “pay down the debt.”
“For 2012, the deficit is now projected to be $1.211 trillion, $116 billion lower than the $1.327 trillion deficit projected in February,” Jeff Zients, director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote on the White House blog. “This reflects lower-than-expected spending, partially offset by lower-than-expected receipts.”
His projection comes just days after Obama released a campaign advertisement that proposes “asking the wealthy to pay a little more so that we can pay down our debt in a balanced way.” Zients alluded to the tax increase proposal when he said that “Congress can and must enact a comprehensive and balanced deficit reduction package, along the lines of the President’s Budget” — a budget unanimously rejected by the House and the Senate.
President Obama pledged to cut the budget deficit in half by the end of his first term. (at the 1:00 mark)
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Here is Obama's lying ad.
Here is what liberal leaning Politifact said.
The ad from the Obama campaign said Romney "backed a bill that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest."
The Obama campaign provides virtually nothing to back that up, however. It has no evidence that Romney explicitly opposed the exception for rape and incest. While he supported the "human life amendment," there are many versions and the most recent ones allow abortion after rape or incest. And it's worth noting that in 2011, Romney declared that has said he supports those exceptions.
In its effort to appeal to women, the Obama campaign has twisted Romney's position to a ridiculous degree. We rate the claim Pants on Fire.
President Obama seen nodding in approval...
Via The Daily Caller:
Facing declining demand for electricity and stiff federal environmental regulations, coal plant operators are planning to retire 175 coal-fired generators, or 8.5 percent of the total coal-fired capacity in the United States, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
A record-high 57 generators will shut down in 2012, representing 9 gigawatts of electrical capacity, according to EIA. In 2015, nearly 10 gigawatts of capacity from 61 coal-fired generators will be retired.
While many of those coal plants are old and relatively inefficient, the scope of this new planned shutdown is unprecedented.
From Business Insider
But this afternoon, the campaign added a surprise name to the list: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
According to a campaign release, Bondi will travel miles away from her home state on Saturday to stump for Romney at three stops in New Hampshire, including a Women for Mitt Kickoff Breakfast in Concord, and campaign office openings in Bedford and Stratham.
Incidentally, the events will put Bondi in close proximity to both the Romney campaign headquarters in Boston and the Romney family’s vacation compound on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnepesaukee.
Via The Hill:
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) retracted its endorsement of "Meatless Mondays" after GOP lawmakers blasted the move.
Republicans took to Twitter Wednesday to express their unhappiness with the USDA encouraging people to eat less meat.
Via Washington Times:
Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, introduced two top border immigration agents on Thursday to talk about the lax enforcement directives they are given by the Department of Homeland Security and how illegal immigrants are cheating the system to get into United States even after multiple violent crimes have been committed.
“The Administration claims it has diligently enforced immigration law and that the border is ‘more secure than ever.’ But those on the front lines know this to be untrue. They see the violence, chaos and lawlessness. They have lost confidence in the leadership of their agencies… As you will hear today, this administration has engaged in a sustained, relentless effort to undermine America’s immigration laws,” said Sessions.
Back in mid June, President Obama issued an executive order that halted the deportation of illegal immigrants that came to he United States as young children. The directive also gives these individuals, numbering about eight hundred thousand, the ability to work legally in the country as well.
New Romney Ad Hits Obama for claiming “Our Plan Worked.”
Friday, July 27, 2012
Religion isn't a decisive factor in the minds of voters anymore.
Sixty percent of voters are aware that Romney is a Mormon, and 81 percent say it does not matter to them, according to the poll by the Pew Research Center. The awareness level is almost unchanged from four months ago, during the Republican primary elections.
"Unease with Romney's religion has little impact on voting preferences," the Pew report said."Republicans and white evangelicals overwhelmingly back Romney irrespective of their views of his faith, and Democrats and seculars overwhelmingly oppose him regardless of their impression."[...]
Obama is a Christian but the view that he is Muslim persists almost four years into his presidency, with 17 percent of voters saying he is Muslim. Forty-nine percent say he is Christian, down from 55 percent near the end of his 2008 campaign, and 31 percent say they do not know Obama's religion.[...]
Overall, 45 percent of voters are comfortable with Obama's religion, 5 percent say it does not matter and 19 percent are uncomfortable.
Kudos to India.
Oprah Winfrey's special program on India drew the ire of several Indian media outlets on July 21, who called the show "myopic, unaware, ignorant and gauche." The program was featured in the "Oprah's Next Chapter" series, which has the long-time talk show star traipsing around outside the studio for "enlightening conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families."
Her foray in India aired in the United States in April but premiered in India this weekend. The two-episode special featured a trip to some Mumbai slums, the Jaipur Literature Festival and the glitzy homes of Bollywood stars.
Winfrey was criticized for reinforcing exotic and backward stereotypes of India, particularly when she commented that she heard that Indians "still" eat with their hands. "I don't know what people in America are eating their hot dogs, pizzas and tacos with but perhaps Oprah's home has evolved cutlery for all that," commented Rajyasree Sen, a columnist on Firstpost, an online Indian newspaper.
It's about time men stopped being subjected to horrible discrimination at the grocery store... /sarc
Sometime last year, Procter & Gamble Co. was throwing around some crazy ideas of creating a grocery aisle specifically for men, apparently a brand new breed of consumers walking around grocery stores.
The idea was to give the lonely male lost in a supermarket a fun shopping experience, putting everything a man's man would need in one place. And New York City's Westside Market has gone and done just that.
Called "The Man Aisle," the space stocks stereotypically male items like beer, cereal, soda, beef jerky, hot sauces, barbecue sauces, condoms, and oh, Chock Full o'Nuts coffee.
"People rarely cater to men in the supermarket," COO Ian Joskowitz told us over the phone. "So I thought let’s do something fun, get people talking, something guys would like. So we started discussion, and it’s funny because most of us came up with a very similar list."
This was, of course, spawned by a recent ESPN study showing that 31 percent of grocery shoppers are now men, in comparison to the 14 percent in 1985.
A key member of the Chick-fil-A public relations department died of a heart attack this morning ... this in the middle of the biggest PR crisis the fast food chain has ever faced.
Chick-fil-A released a statement saying, "We are saddened to report the news to you that our dear friend Don Perry, vice president of public relations, passed away suddenly this morning."
No doubt Emanuel Emanuel will still be working hard behind the scenes to violate Chick-fil-A's rights...
Via NBC Chicago:
Emanuel press secretary Tarrah Cooper called Friday to clarify the mayor’s stance on whether a Logan Square Chick-fil-A location would be vetoed because of the company’s views on gay marriage.
“He never said he’d block the restaurant from coming,” Cooper said…
To clarify, Cooper said Emanuel still believes “their values are not Chicago values.” But that doesn’t mean he would block them.
“If they meet all the requirements, they’re welcome to open a restaurant here.”
You can't get on an airplane, buy a pack of smokes, sign up for social security, cash a check, purchase a gun, pick up FedEx mail, enter Eric Holder's Justice Department or a host of other everyday activities without proper identification. I find it incredible that Democrats think it's a burden to ask for a photo ID to vote. I have carried a photo ID every day since I was sixteen. The only people I know who don't carry ID are criminals who don't want cops to know their real name because they have warrants. If there are law-abiding citizens out there without a photo ID, we would be doing them a public service if we expedited them getting one.
A local election official in Pennsylvania announced plans Thursday to defy the state and resist enforcing its newly enacted voter ID law, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett (R) earlier this year.
Christopher Broach, a Democrat who oversees elections in Delaware County, a Keystone State suburb, told thePhiladelphia Inquirer he won’t ask voters to present ID because it’s a violation of their civil rights, implemented “for the sake of getting Mitt Romney elected.”
“To ask me to enforce something that violates civil rights is ludicrous and absolutely something I am not willing to do,” Broach told the outlet in an interview.
Rasmussen tracking poll has Romney up by 5% over President Obama...
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
The numbers are similar to the 49% to 43% advantage Romney enjoys on the question of who is trusted more to handle the economy.
Growth has decreased to only 1.5%. Anything below 2% won't lower the unemployment rate...
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending. The slowdown in growth adds to worries that the economy could be stalling three years after the recession ended.
The Commerce Department also said Friday that the economy grew a little better than previously thought in the January-March quarter. It raised its estimate to a 2 percent rate, up from 1.9 percent.
Growth at or below 2 percent isn’t enough to lower the unemployment rate, which was 8.2 percent last month. And most economists don’t expect growth to pick up much in the second half of the year. Europe’s financial crisis and a looming budget crisis in the U.S. are expected to slow business investment further.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The other 41% must have government contracts...
Rasmussen is tracking likely voters. Any other polls might as well be taken in China.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mitt Romney attracting 48% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
President Obama had out taken out and sent back...
Via The Weekly Standard:
At an event in London, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again."
Mitt Romney at London fundraiser: "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again." #watersedge?President Obama famously sent Churchill's bust back to Britain soon after coming into office
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) July 26, 2012
Jay Carney is the director of obfuscation...
President Obama should have built some more roads and bridges to those business. That is what he thinks makes them successful.
Via Fox News:
More than 200,000 small businesses vanished between early 2008 and 2010 — a period covering the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath — taking with them in excess of 3 million jobs, according to Census figures which illustrate the depth of the country’s economic hole.
Data is only available until 2010, but the U.S. Census Bureau stats reveal a startling slide for America’s businesses. While the country boasted 5.14 million firms with up to 99 employees as of March 2008, that number dropped to 4.92 million by March 2010 – representing a loss of roughly 223,800 businesses and 3.1 million workers.
The Obama administration notes that the trend has since reversed, and that the country has seen 28 consecutive months of private-sector job growth.
But a recent slowdown in private-sector hiring has raised questions about the direction and strength of that recovery. And amid an escalating campaign trail battle about President Obama’s recent remarks on businesses, a new poll shows American business owners are harboring serious doubts.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino wants to use government to punish a company for expressing an opinion. Mayor Menino should read the 1st Amendment to the Constitution.
Via Boston Herald:
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino repeated today that he doesn’t want Chick-fil-A in Boston, but he backed away from a threat to actively block the fast-food chain from setting up shop in the city.
“I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.
The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”
The Herald first reported last week that Menino warned “it will be very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston.
The Atlanta-based chicken chain has been eyeing a space near the Freedom Trail and across the street from City Hall, among other locations, for its first eatery in Boston.
“I sent (the landlord) a letter, but that’s all. There’s no pressure by me to allow this place to be rented,” he said.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Scary: After going after your cigarettes, fatty food and Big Gulp drink, NYC Mayor Bloomberg is zeroing in on your booze...
This nanny state thing is getting serious now...
Via NY Post:
The next city health-care crackdown: alcohol abuse.[...]
The city Health Department will be conducting a massive, 50-question telephone survey of New Yorkers to get a better handle on the level of alcohol abuse in the city.
“We routinely conduct surveys about important health issues to learn more about them, and underage and excessive drinking are serious health issues,” said Health Department spokesman Sam Miller.[...]
“Issues to be explored include behavior patterns around unhealthy alcohol consumption and awareness of existing alcohol-related laws and standards,’’ the department told bidders hoping to conduct the poll.
The poll, which should be completed by the end of September, will “oversample” young adults to make comparisons between 18- to 20-year-olds and 21- to 29-year-olds, health officials said.
The department declined to divulge questions, saying the survey is still in the drafting stages...
Read more here...
There aren't a lot of jobs in Eastern Kentucky. You mostly either work in the coal industry, which Obama is trying to destroy, or you work for the government. Eastern Kentucky has a long history of vote buying and voter fraud. Government jobs are highly sought after and local elections are very important because they determine who does the hiring. In the last few decades drugs and social welfare programs have expanded their use and influence. If you don't have a job, you either grow a crop(marijuana) or get a check(from the government.) The grow a crop plan has expanded into meth, Oxycontin and other hard drugs, but the dealers understand the importance of being in favor with the politicians in power.
Voter fraud has a shocking new meaning in eastern Kentucky.
That is where in some cases, major cocaine and marijuana dealers admitted to buying votes to steal elections, and the result is the corruption of American democracy. The government continues to mete out justice in the scandal, as two people convicted in April in a vote-buying case face sentencing this week, and another public official pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy.
"We believe that drug money did buy votes," Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, said of a separate vote-buying case.
He described a stunning vote-buying scheme that includes "very extensive, organized criminal activity, involving hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in many cases that involves drug money."
Harvey has led a recent string of federal prosecutions exposing the widespread and accepted practice of vote buying in eastern Kentucky. The soft-spoken federal prosecutor, along with his team and state authorities, are waging a battle against what he characterizes as a vote-buying culture embedded in many of the communities for generations.
“Of course I stand by those remarks,”Elizabeth Warren has a 1/32 understanding of how business works...
Via Weekly Standard:
While Barack Obama has taken to swing state airwaves to walk back his recent comments that business owners “didn’t build” their businesses, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is not backing down from similar comments she made last year.
In a 2011 video that went viral on left-wing blogs, Warren told a group of supporters that “there is nobody in this country who got rich on their own.
“Of course I stand by those remarks,” Warren said.
Do you remember when we had a President who really cared about aids? On the other hand, AIDS activists have been heckling Obama.
For all the dignitaries on the schedule at the International AIDS Conference this week in Washington, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gatesand former President Bill Clinton, it’s the absence of one that has activists talking.
With the conference being held in the U.S. for the first time in 22 years, President Barack Obama is out of town campaigning and raising money for his re-election. His only presence is a 50-second cameo in a three-minute video welcoming delegates. Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s only appearance is in a video message to a meeting on the sidelines of the conference on the role of the faith community.
“It’s a huge missed opportunity,” said Matthew Kavanagh, head of policy for Health GAP, an advocacy organization on AIDS. “The people who are touched by HIV in this country and who care about HIV are potential core constituents for the president.”
Adding to the ire of activists is Obama’s proposed 2013 budget, which would cut funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, an initiative started by President George W. Bush, by seven percent compared with 2010 levels.
Where do you go to volunteer to help?
(ABC News) — An Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood will be forcibly shaved if he doesn’t remove his beard himself, a judge said Wednesday.
Maj. Nidal Hasan appeared in court Wednesday sporting a beard as he did during a court appearance last month. The beard violates Army regulations, but Hasan said it is an expression of his Muslim faith.
The judge, Col. Gregory Gross, held Hasan in contempt of court for keeping the beard and fined him $1,000. Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug said Gross gave Hasan the choice to shave on his own or be forcibly shaved sometime before his court-martial begins Aug. 20. . . .
Via Daily Caller:
After the tragic shooting in Colorado that killed at least 12 people and injured at least 58 more last Thursday, 41 percent of Americans said stricter gun control laws would have no impact on violent crime.
The national survey of 1,000 adults, conducted by Rasmussen July 20-21, has a margin of error of three percentage points. Thirty-four percent said stricter gun control laws would decrease violent crime and 19 percent believe violent crime would increase.
The survey also found 51 percent of Americans believe the U.S. does not need stricter gun control laws.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
a lot of campaign cash if your name is Barack Obama.
US President Barack Obama shook hands with some of his wealthiest supporters Tuesday night at a fundraising shindig in San Francisco. Also on hand, though, was a matter the commander-in-chief just can’t seem to shake: his failed deal with Solyndra.
Around sixty patrons paid $35,800 a piece to attend a party in honor of President Obama this week, including a pair of gentlemen who have become central figures in an energy debacle that has haunted the Oval Office since last year. Among those in attendance were two key players in the Solyndra scandal.
President Obama touted Solyndra, a California solar-panel start-up, as an example of perfect American entrepreneurship early on in his presidency. Last year, however, the infant green energy company filed for bankruptcy, despite the president earlier approving a gigantic loan guarantee worth $535 million for the Silicon Valley start-up. The company had borrowed all but $8 million of the massive loan before calling it quits late last year, a move that prompted Obama’s opponents to ridicule the president over what some said was “a dubious investment” and even initiated an investigated by the FBI.
Via Washington Examiner:
President Obama, discussing his economic policies during a fundraiser in California, told supporters last night that “we tried our plan — and it worked” as he explained why they should reelect him.
“We tried that and it didn’t work,” Obama said of Romney’s proposed tax cuts and spending cuts, which he dismissed as a Bush-style “top down” economic policy. “Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked,” he added later in the speech. “That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.”
Obama made these comments in Oakland, Calif., where the unemployment rate was 13.7 percent in May 2012. The national unemployment rate is 8.2 percent — up from 8.1 percent in May — for the second straight month.
Booker has been ostracized by the Obama administration for telling the truth.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that she shouldn’t have speculated about leaks coming from the White House, walking back hear earlier comments that the White House was partly responsible for the leak of national security information.
The California Democrat, who chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she regretted speculating about the White House’s role in leaks relating to national security.
“I was asked [at the World Affairs Council on Monday] whether the White House might be responsible for recent national security leaks. I stated that I did not believe the president leaked classified information. I shouldn’t have speculated beyond that, because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source of the leaks,” Feinstein said in her statement.
She had said at the WAC forum that she “think[s] the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks,” although she was careful to add that she didn’t think the president was behind the leaks.
Bloomberg said this in response to the Aurora theater shooting.
“I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike”
I guess someone pointed out to him it is illegal for the police to go on strike in many places, including NYC. Via WSJ:
Mayor Bloomberg appeared to distance himself Tuesday from comments he made on a talk show suggesting that the nation’s police officers should “go on strike” to demand tougher gun laws.
Bloomberg, who has been pushing for stronger gun legislation in the wake of last week’s movie theater shooting in Colorado, told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Monday that he doesn’t understand why officers “don’t stand up collectively and say, we’re going to go on strike.”
While Bloomberg, co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has been an outspoken critic of gun violence, the comment supporting the idea of a strike seemed unusual for the mayor of a large city – and by Tuesday, he was walking back the statement.
“I didn’t mean literally go on strike,” he said at a Tuesday event about the economic impact of same-sex marriage. “In fact, in New York, they can’t go on strike. There’s a law against it.”
Obama encouraged his supporters to get in peoples faces.
Obama Says "Argue With Neighbors, Get In Their Face"
Obama is responsible for this act of violence.
Man assaults American flag, attacks TFP volunteers
Here’s a top 10 list of Obama’s apologies...
(CNS) – President Barack Obama, long criticized for what opponents consider apologies for the United States to other countries, asserted to a gathering of veterans Monday that “we will never apologize.”
“Just as you protected America, we’re going to pass our country to the next generation, stronger and safer and more respected in the world,” Obama said at the 113th annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Nevada.
“So if anyone tries to tell you that our greatness has passed, that America is in decline, you tell them this: Just like the 20th century, the 21st is going to be another great American Century,” Obama said. “For we are Americans, blessed with the greatest form of government ever devised by man, a democracy dedicated to freedom and committed to the ideals that still light the world. We will never apologize for our way of life; we will never waver in its defense.”
Monday, July 23, 2012
If only they felt as strongly about their brains...
Bring your Vagina to the RNC — CodePink.org
“My vagina’s furious and it needs to talk.” Our vaginas need to talk, too. They need to talk about the way women’s rights are threatened worldwide–from anti-choice legislation to inappropriate rape jokes to economic inequality to war and occupation overseas that disproportionately affect women’s lives.
Join CODEPINK and V-Day to bring your vagina to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL August 27-30!
Together, we will bring our resilient, creative, powerful vaginas to Republican fundraisers and to the convention hall. We’ll also take part in the Coalition March on the RNC and other peace and justice actions.
Obama now owns the economy...
Via The Hill:
Two-thirds of likely voters say the weak economy is Washington’s fault, and more blame President Obama than anybody else, according to a new poll for The Hill.
It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush.
The results highlight the reelection challenge Obama faces amid dissatisfaction with his first-term performance on the economy.
The poll, conducted for The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research, found 53 percent of voters say Obama has taken the wrong actions and has slowed the economy down. Forty-two percent said he has taken the right actions to revive the economy, while six percent said they were not sure.
63% say Romney's Bain Capital business background would help in dealing with the nation’s economic problems
WASHINGTON – Despite concerted Democratic attacks on his business record, Republican challenger Mitt Romney scores a significant advantage over President Obama when it comes to managing the economy, reducing the federal budget deficit and creating jobs, a national USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.
By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney’s background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation’s economic problems over the next four years.
The findings raise questions about Obama’s strategy of targeting Bain’s record in outsourcing jobs and hammering Romney for refusing to commit to releasing more than two years of his tax returns. Instead, Americans seem focused on the economy, where disappointment with the fragile recovery and the 8.2% unemployment rate are costing the president.
Both Current TV viewers applauded at this comment...
Bill Press wants to bring gun control into the spotlight after the Aurora, Co. shooting. He says, “I think the NRA has blood on its hands and they should be called murder incorporated.” (Current TV)
8,753,935 are now drawing federal disability payments. Many of them are suffering from Obamanomics.
(CNSNews.com) – The number of workers taking federal disability insurance payments hit yet another record in July, increasing to 8,753,935 during the month from the previous record of 8,733,461 set in June, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
The 8,753,935 workers who took federal disability insurance payments in July exceeded the population of 39 of the 50 states. Only 11 states—California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey—had more people in them than the number of workers on the federal disability insurance rolls in July.
Virginia, the twelfth most-populous state, had 8,096,604 people in 2011, according to the latest Census Bureau estimate. That would make Virginia’s population about 657,331 less than the number of workers who took federal disability insurance payments in July.
Congress enacted legislation in 1956 to add federal disability insurance to the Social Security system. Over the decades, the number of Americans actually working has dramatically declined relative to the number claiming federal disability insurance payments.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Australian foreign minister has privately warned Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that foreign leaders see "America in decline."
That's according to Romney, who says he met with Foreign Minister Bob Carr in a San Francisco hotel Sunday evening shortly before a Republican fundraiser.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Clueless: Demo Sen. Feinstien says if someone in Aurora theater had been armed a firefight could have broken out...
GOP Sen. Johnson suggested an responsible armed citizen in the Aurora theater might have prevented some deaths. Here is Sen. Feinstein's reply:
"And maybe you could have had a firefight and killed many more people."Feinstein is afraid a firefight would occur in a theater where a massacre was taking place? Geez...
The exchange takes place at the 06:30 mark.
Good: Inheriting $65 million art work, Bad: Being told it is a felony to sell it, Really Bad: Being told by the IRS you owe $29 million in inheritance taxes anyway
The object under discussion is “Canyon,” a masterwork of 20th-century art created by Robert Rauschenberg that Mrs. Sonnabend’s children inherited when she died in 2007.
Because the work, a sculptural combine, includes a stuffed bald eagle, a bird under federal protection, the heirs would be committing a felony if they ever tried to sell it. So their appraisers have valued the work at zero.
But the Internal Revenue Service takes a different view. It has appraised “Canyon” at $65 million and is demanding that the owners pay $29.2 million in taxes.
President Obama believes if you have a successful business, you didn't build it. Someone else did. By someone else, he means the government is responsible. The defining question of 2012 is, "Do you believe citizens make this country great or do you believe the government makes this country great?" Obama clearly is in the government corner.
ABC's Brian Ross hardest hit...
I am surprised 35% of the military actually prefer Obama.
Most military veterans don’t like the job President Obama is doing and prefer Mitt Romney in November’s election.
New Rasmussen Reports polling finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters who have served in the military favor the Republican challenger, while 35% support the president. Five percent (5%) of these voters like some other candidate in the race, but only two percent (2%) are undecided.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho signal hope of reform to impoverished North Koreans? Kim Jong-un may be changing the countries economic course.
(Reuters) - Impoverished North Korea is gearing up to experiment with agricultural and economic reforms after young leader Kim Jong-un and his powerful uncle purged the country's top general for opposing change, a source with ties to both Pyongyang and Beijing said.
The source added that the cabinet had created a special bureau to take control of the decaying economy from the military, one of the world's largest, which under Kim's father was given pride of place in running the country.
The downfall of Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho and his allies gives the untested new leader and his uncle Jang Song-thaek, who married into the Kim family dynasty and is widely seen as the real power behind the throne, the mandate to try to save the battered economy and prevent the secretive regime's collapse. [...]
"Ri Yong-ho was the most ardent supporter of Kim Jong-il's 'military first' policy," the source told Reuters, referring to Kim Jong-un's late father who plunged the North deeper into isolation over its nuclear ambitions, abject poverty and political repression.