Hi there, !
Today Thu 11/01/2012 Wed 10/31/2012 Tue 10/30/2012 Mon 10/29/2012 Sun 10/28/2012 Sat 10/27/2012 Fri 10/26/2012 Archives
477660 articles and 1685932 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 72 articles and 212 comments as of 3:06.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Posting Order
52 Dead in Syria Clashes, Air Raids after Eid Truce Collapses
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 6: Politix
1 22:31 CrazyFool [6486] 
0 [6469] 
9 16:55 tu3031 [6466] 
7 18:19 Frank G [6467] 
2 18:11 Thusort Ebbomoting1144 [6469] 
1 16:57 JohnQC [6465] 
10 16:58 Pinchy [6464] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
4 00:02 JosephMendiola [6471]
0 [6474]
0 [6487]
5 22:29 Zhang Fei [6496]
27 22:36 Raider [6493]
2 19:43 Barbara [6495]
0 [6466]
2 10:28 Skidmark [6462]
0 [6461]
0 [6476]
0 [6474]
6 17:53 Frank G [6463]
6 17:16 tu3031 [6483]
0 [6467]
0 [6475]
0 [6522]
1 23:49 JosephMendiola [6483]
0 [6475]
2 19:46 Barbara [6479]
0 [6478]
0 [6480]
1 00:22 newc [6471]
1 06:08 Bobby [6481]
0 [6465]
0 [6464]
Page 2: WoT Background
3 22:40 DarthVader [6479]
1 15:01 Besoeker [6479]
0 [6485]
1 14:13 Besoeker [6476]
9 22:29 Thing From Snowy Mountain [6485]
4 22:32 Raider [6482]
2 14:47 James [6480]
2 15:57 JohnQC [6466]
0 [6458]
6 18:15 Frank G [6470]
5 23:54 JosephMendiola [6490]
3 12:34 American Delight [6469]
0 [6463]
0 [6467]
1 00:21 lord garth [6464]
1 09:40 Besoeker [6462]
0 [6461]
1 06:39 American Delight [6466]
2 11:43 Thing From Snowy Mountain [6465]
0 [6467]
Page 3: Non-WoT
1 21:33 Procopius2k [6471]
0 [6461]
0 [6479]
1 14:00 Besoeker [6486]
14 22:48 JosephMendiola [6495]
3 16:04 JohnQC [6483]
1 13:25 Solomon Protector of the Texans5923 [6473]
2 18:16 Frank G [6472]
0 [6477]
1 00:30 gromky [6463]
0 [6467]
20 20:22 Frank G [6486]
1 17:49 Canuckistan sniper [6469]
0 [6465]
Page 4: Opinion
0 [6484]
14 19:46 Charles [6471]
2 12:26 Barbara [6471]
1 10:34 JohnQC [6463]
1 00:38 Mikey Hunt [6467]
22 23:23 trailing wife [6475]
The Delphi Legacy
Paul Ryan hammers Obama on shady auto bailout pension deal at Ohio rally

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan slammed President Barack Obama for the Auto Task Force’s treatment of nonunion workers who saw their pensions slashed by 70 percent, while their union coworkers lost no funds thanks to a $1 billion “top-off” by GM, during a rally in Sabina, Ohio, on Saturday.

“The president likes to go around Ohio talking about how he saved the auto industry, how the auto bailout was such a success. Tell you what: He hasn’t talked to these Oak Creek salaried employees, he hasn’t talked to these Ohio Delphi salaried employees, because this is one of those examples of the government picking winners and losers,” Ryan said.

Ryan took the stage after personally meeting with nine Delphi retirees. One of those retirees was Dayton resident Tom Rose, who spent 39 years with GM and Delphi as an engineer; it would have been an even 40 had he not taken a break to serve in Vietnam in 1971. Rose has seen his healthcare costs triple after losing his company medical coverage. He shared his story with Ryan in a 30-minute meeting held before the Sabina speech.

“What we tried to convey was extreme frustration we feel with all of the delays from the administration; he committed to helping fix this issue, to get information about what really happened,” he said, adding, “to have 30 minutes with a vice presidential candidate 10 days before the election was an honor.”

There are few members of Congress more familiar with Delphi’s plight than Rep. Ryan (R., Wisc.). The company shuttered two factories in his Wisconsin district during its five-year bankruptcy, which ended with the auto bailout in 2010.
Posted by: Au Auric || 10/29/2012 14:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Politix
A Moving Message About The Election From A 97 Year Old And Her Friends
A Michael Moore video. Viewer discretion strongly advised
Posted by: tipper || 10/29/2012 18:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Warning - its the moveon.org website.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/29/2012 22:31 Comments || Top||

Labor Department May Delay Jobs Report
Probably reasonable but given Benghazigate, suboptimal optically
The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it hasn't made a decision yet on whether to delay Friday's October jobs report, the final reading on the labor market before next week's federal elections.

A Labor official said the agency will assess the schedule for all its data releases this week when the "weather emergency" is over.

Labor is scheduled to release the employment report on Friday, third quarter employment costs on Wednesday and weekly jobless claims on Thursday.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 10/29/2012 11:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Had the reports been good (favorable to the regime)...... they would have been released, right ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/29/2012 12:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Pretty much Besoeker.

There is validity to the statement.... but it is awfully convenient for Obama.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/29/2012 12:51 Comments || Top||

#3  *Never* allow a crisis to go to waste!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/29/2012 12:57 Comments || Top||

#4  You bet your arse they would, even before California turned in their numbers. The only possible answer is that the numbers stink to high hell.
And I'm just waiting for the Admin to "delay" the election because of Sandy.
Prolly take at least a year to get those areas cleaned up and ready for the election.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 10/29/2012 12:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Aren't they still cleaning up after Katrina Bigjim?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/29/2012 13:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Economic and military strategist, caregiver, lightbringer, community organizer, emergency manager, and.... WEATHERMAN !
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/29/2012 13:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Hey, weren't Ayres and Doern Weathermen too?
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/29/2012 13:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Current POTUS looking for a job on Nov. 7th would be good news.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/29/2012 13:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Take that, Halliburton Hurricane Machine!!!
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/29/2012 16:55 Comments || Top||

Romney Sweeps Iowa In Newspaper Endorsements
And yes, I know people who still vote based on an editorial by a local newspaper. Probably some like that in Iowa.
As far as newspaper endorsements are concerned, Mitt Romney made a clean sweep in Iowa: all four major newspapers, including the state's largest paper, The Des Moines Register, backed Mitt Romney.

The Register's editorial board said it engaged in a "vigorous debate" over whom to endorse this election. Ultimately, the newspaper that hasn't backed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972, decided to throw its weight behind the Republican nominee. ...

Newspapers elsewhere also threw their support behind the president this weekend. The Detroit Free Press editorial board called Mr. Obama's record "stunning." They pointed to the auto bailout, the Affordable Care Act health care law and the end of the war in Iraq and the near end of the war in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Sherry || 10/29/2012 10:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Nashville Tennessean has also endorsed Gov. Romney for president. The Tennessean, historically, has leaned left.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/29/2012 16:57 Comments || Top||

-Election 2012
Ollie Stone is tremulous with rage over Champ's failures
And he's shaking his tiny fists in rage.

Oh, that's not the headline at the story but rather my interpretation.
President Obama isn't just getting ripped by conservatives -- he's also taking heat from the left.

Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick criticize Obama's presidency in a forthcoming book called The Untold History of the United States, saying he has too often mimicked Republican predecessor George W. Bush.
We wish...
"The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse," write Stone and Kuznick, reports Politico. "Rather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them."

On Wall Street reform: "The biggest winner under Obama was Wall Street."
And Dave Jon Corzine. Obama and Corzine, Corzine and Obama. I'm just doing that for Google search...
On health care: "Obama's failure to articulate a progressive vision was also apparent in the fight over health reform, which was to have been his signature initiative...Obama's health care reform effort, marked by the inability to even refute Republican charges of death panels, was so unpopular that it became an albatross around the necks of Democrats in the 2010 election."
You do have to wonder why the Dhimmicrats defend BambiCare, since it's a complete total Charlie-Fox program that looks nothing like what a good progressive would advocate.
On a troop surge in Afghanistan: "When it finally came down to decision time, Obama didn't have the courage or integrity of a post-Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy. He settled on a 30,000-troop increase, giving the military leaders almost everything they wanted and more than they expected."
You see, we haven't lost yet: there are no pics of helicopters landing on the embassy roof in Kabul. Until there are Ollie will be disappointed.
On civil liberties: "Among the greatest disappointments to his followers was Obama's refusal to roll back the expanding national security state that so egregiously encroached on American civil liberties."
My goodness, the stopped clock got one right...
Posted by: Steve White || 10/29/2012 11:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oliver Stone = Richard Cranium
Posted by: Bobby || 10/29/2012 12:40 Comments || Top||

#2  ...inability to even refute Republican charges of death panels...

Because those allegations are true tough, even for Zero, to refute the truth.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/29/2012 14:04 Comments || Top||

#3  err.... John Corzine?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2012 15:45 Comments || Top||

#4  nope Jon Corzine
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2012 15:46 Comments || Top||

#5  He's branching out. Now he's writing books nobody's gonna read...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/29/2012 16:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Fixed. Thanks.
Posted by: Steve White || 10/29/2012 16:55 Comments || Top||

#7  I had it wrong at first, too....

/Spelling Nazi FAIL
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2012 18:19 Comments || Top||

ACORN whistleblower: Corruption widespread
[WCF Courier] A former ACORN worker who turned whistleblower on corruption in that agency served as guest speaker for a event Friday in Cedar Falls, one of four around the state to address voter fraud.

Anita MonCrief is a former employee turned vocal critic of the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, and its affiliate organization Project Vote. ACORN, created in 1970, disbanded in 2010.

MonCrief sees corruption as rampant in this country, not just in voter fraud, but across Washington, D.C.

"These people out here are trying to take our country away from us," MonCrief said.

She now works with True the Vote, a national organization working against voter fraud. The group has its roots in a Texas "tea party" organization and gained fame this year for fighting to get petitions thrown out for the Gov. Scott Walker recall in Wisconsin.

True the Vote has been recruiting poll watchers in swing states prior to the election this fall.

The Cedar Falls event, attended by about 25 people at the Lampost Theatre Company in Cedar Falls. was conducted by the Concerned Women for America of Iowa. People were asked to sign up for training as poll watchers.

Iowa does not have a law requiring voters to show identification. Such a law has been introduced, but blocked by the Iowa Senate, which is controlled by Democrats.

Conservative groups fear voter fraud could impact the election, while left-leaning groups cry foul, saying the fraud accusations are simply one means to suppress minority and elderly voters.

According to MonCrief, liberal beturbanned goons from the 1960s like Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground learned they couldn't succeed in a revolution by throwing bombs, so they looked to infiltrate the system. She said they have control of the academic world and even have set up roots in the Republican Party.

MonCrief considers herself a reformed liberal whose views are now conservative. When asked about the current state of the media and Fox News, she said Fox has swung too far left for her.

Tamara Scott, state director for the Concerned Women for America of Iowa, said Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz attended two of the Friday meetings.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2012 11:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Captain Louis Renault foto please. You pick!
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/29/2012 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  MonCrief, Charlie Brown!
Posted by: Thusort Ebbomoting1144 || 10/29/2012 18:11 Comments || Top||

New York Times endorses Obama for the White House
[Daily Nation (Kenya)]
  • New York Times said it supports Obama because he has achieved the most sweeping health care reforms

  • Times also said Obama, an attorney, would make at least one appointment to the Supreme Court if re-elected

  • Times likewise praised strides in civil rights under Obama
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...because the American public is sooo looking forward to another Obama Supreme Court pick?
Posted by: Secret Master || 10/29/2012 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Like this is a shock.

The NYT is the propaganda arm of the democrat party after all.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/29/2012 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Similar to the Atlanta Constipation, they write what the local demographics of their readership wish to hear. It's all about money.

Other disappointments may include the notable absence of 'Bass Pro Shop' adverts in the JET or Instinct magazines.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/29/2012 8:59 Comments || Top||

#4  No big whoop. Now a surprise would be that they have endorsed Gov. Mitt Romney!
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/29/2012 10:36 Comments || Top||

#5  They haven't endorsed a GOP candidate in 60 years according to Breitbart.

That is longer than I have been alive.

And that one Supreme court appointment is why Obumbles *must* not be re-elected.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/29/2012 10:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Times also said Obama, an attorney

Didn't he turn in his law license? Can / should you be called an attorney without a license (see Warren, Elizabeth)?
Posted by: Raj || 10/29/2012 11:29 Comments || Top||

#7  I was wondering the same thing, Raj.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/29/2012 15:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Romney's a Harvard JD as well as MBA, fwiw.
Posted by: lotp || 10/29/2012 15:44 Comments || Top||

#9  And a Baker Scholar, which is worth a pantload in my book.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 10/29/2012 15:56 Comments || Top||

#10  Good show, chums!
Manolo, bring the fine Napoleon Brandy! And my crack whores!
Posted by: Pinchy || 10/29/2012 16:58 Comments || Top||

Who's in the News
3Govt of Syria
3Arab Spring
2Govt of Iran
2al-Qaeda in Arabia
1Thai Insurgency
1Abu Sayyaf
1Ansar Dine
1Boko Haram
1Lashkar e-Jhangvi

E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Gulf War I
The Way We Were


On Sale now!

A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Scooter McGruder
john frum
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Frank G
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2012-10-29
  52 Dead in Syria Clashes, Air Raids after Eid Truce Collapses
Sun 2012-10-28
  Almost 150 Killed on First Day of Syria Truce
Sat 2012-10-27
  Indonesia foils plot to attack US missions
Fri 2012-10-26
  Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills at least 41
Thu 2012-10-25
  Israel says 79 rockets fired at it from Gaza
Wed 2012-10-24
  Libya fighters seize Bani Walid
Tue 2012-10-23
  Foreign jihadists pour into northern Mali
Mon 2012-10-22
  Men 'planned mass suicide attack'
Sun 2012-10-21
  Nigeria military nabs Bokoboy at senator's home
Sat 2012-10-20
  Leb: Wissam al-Hasan Assassinated in Beirut Bomb Blast
Fri 2012-10-19
  144 Dead as Syria Jets Blast Maaret al-Numan and Suicide Bomber Hits near Interior Ministry
Thu 2012-10-18
  Iranian-American Pleads Guilty to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy to U.S.
Wed 2012-10-17
  ROPer arrested for attempting to blow up Federal Reserve Bank in NYC
Tue 2012-10-16
  Pak President Admits Creating Terrorist Groups
Mon 2012-10-15
  Gunmen kill 20 at mosque in northern Nigeria

Better than the average link...

Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Operations (25)    WoT Background (20)    Non-WoT (14)    Opinion (6)    (0)