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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Germans say their gold is in safe hands of US Federal Reserve
From a 11/1/12 speech in NYC by a member of the Executive Board of the Bundesbank:
Throughout these sixty years, we have never encountered the slightest problem, let alone had any doubts concerning the credibility of the Fed. The Bundesbank will remain the Fed's trusted partner in future, and we will continue to take advantage of the Fed's services by storing some of our currency reserves as gold in New York.

At the same time, you can be assured that we are confident that our gold is in safe hands with you. The days in which Hollywood Germans such as Gerd Fröbe, better known as Goldfinger, and East German terrorist Simon Gruber, masterminded gold heists in US vaults are long gone. Nobody can seriously imagine scenarios like these, which are reminiscent of a James Bond movie with Goldfinger playing the role of a US Fed accounting clerk.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/03/2012 17:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good lord. Somebody said something very firmly in a shell-like ear.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/03/2012 19:40 Comments || Top||

#2  TW ... you got that right. After the Fed used Americans' money to bail out European banks - now they call in a favor.
Posted by: Raider || 11/03/2012 20:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Cheeky. Sounds like they know about the 500,000 bars of electroplated Chinese tungsten floating around.
Posted by: RandomJD || 11/03/2012 20:15 Comments || Top||

NYC Marathon canceled after super storm of criticism
...freeing up three generators for Staten Island or another community in need. One can only hope this impacts the mayor's chances to be reelected.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I am not hopeful civility can be maintained.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 2:43 Comments || Top||

#2  NYC Marathon canceled after super storm of criticism
From one storm to another. Well maybe he should cancel his endorsement of Obama for promoting climate change, while he's at it.
Ghia has a way of striking back at those who mock her.
Posted by: tipper || 11/03/2012 6:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Amazing coincidences:

Yesterday: NYC Marathon canceled after super storm of criticism.

Today: US Army fuel tankers to provide 10 free gallons of gasoline to NY'ers.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 10:58 Comments || Top||

#4  'Free' Army gas is a stupid plan. Encourages people who don't need it to take it by removing the price signal from the process. Better plan - deliver the Army gas to gas stations to sell at a normal price (either sell on consignment or on loan.) Alternate better plan - eliminate anti-gouging laws, relax emission blend requirements, waive tax accounting rules: Then every Joe with access to a fuel tanker will roll in with a load, even if they bought it at retail at the nearest functional Sam's.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/03/2012 11:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Y'all New Yorkers should be embarassed of yourselves. Here are your leaders. More concerned about joggers than how to get gasoline off a ship in one of the busiest most experienced ports in the world.

Tell me again why nobody has figured out how to rig up a power supply from vehicles to gasoline pumps. Or has a simple rotary pump.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/03/2012 11:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Tell me again why nobody has figured out how to rig up a power supply from vehicles to gasoline pumps. Or has a simple rotary pump.
Probably due to the "we've always done it this way, and we're not about to change" mentality, prevalent in NYC as anywhere else.
News items indicate some of the gas stations affected by Sandy have emergency power & this is why they are able to operate. Most apparently don't. I'm not an expert, but it sure doesn't seem like rocket science to rig up emergency power for a gas station's pumps.
This has been a problem after major storms all over the US for many years now.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/03/2012 16:14 Comments || Top||

#7  "Free" gas will make those lines move faster, at least. That's a good rationale, in my opinion.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/03/2012 16:16 Comments || Top||

#8  So much for free gas:
1525 EDT: "The plan for the military to distribute free fuel to the public in New York was put off after the swarms of people that showed up for gasoline proved overwhelming.

“We have asked the general public to no longer come to these distribution centers,” said Eric Durr, the director of public affairs for the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

At a news conference on Saturday morning, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that four mobile distribution stations would be established in four spots around the city. Under the plan, each motorist could receive up to 10 free gallons of gasoline. But not long after that, the location in Queens was swamped by motorists."
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/03/2012 16:22 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Georgia power crew turned away from Sandy-stricken New York for refusing to join union
Doubly dumb, when the governor has been working on government union pension reform.
A business coordinator at a power company in western Georgia told The Daily Caller Friday afternoon that workers from his electric-utility employer were not permitted to help restore power to New York consumers because they would not join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

The revelation comes on the heels of similar stories TheDC has reported about power crews from Alabama and Florida who volunteered to fix downed power lines after Hurricane Sandy left millions in the Northeastern United States in the dark this week.

"We're not a large utility, so we were only able to send up two or three crews," Glenn Cunningham, a business continuity coordinator with Diverse Power in LaGrange, Georgia, said in a phone interview.
Posted by: Fred || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Semmes didn't fare well at Gettysburg either. Best for Georgians to stay at home.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 2:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Bully for him!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/03/2012 7:45 Comments || Top||

#4  "We're all in this together..." Bullshit
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/03/2012 8:42 Comments || Top||

#5  No different than corporate profiteering with military supplies during war, for which there is a long and sorry history.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/03/2012 10:40 Comments || Top||

#6  ...yes, because they're on 1 1/2 to double overtime. The longer it takes the more money they pocket.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 11:01 Comments || Top||

#7  P2K ...BINGO!
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 11:09 Comments || Top||

#8  The union credo to "make the job last" does not bode well for the needy citizenry of NJ and NY.
Posted by: regular joe || 11/03/2012 12:09 Comments || Top||

#9  Kill the Unions!
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 11/03/2012 14:19 Comments || Top||

#10  Georgia is a right-to-work state. The above reminds me of the scorpion and frog story. There are many people who are not a member of some union in other states who could provide services to NYC but just about everything there is unionized. Time to consider the worth of unions and what they are really about. New York ought to consider Right-to-work legislation. Good for Christie. Do it. NY governor should do the same.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/03/2012 14:24 Comments || Top||

#11  John, as if a Democrat would do such a thing to his union buddies.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/03/2012 15:32 Comments || Top||

#12  ...to his union buddies paymasters.

FIFY. There are no deeper pockets than mandatory union dues [aka closed shop].
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 16:02 Comments || Top||

Staten Island residents plead for help from Mayor Bloomberg after storm
The outer boroughs are still feeling the effects from Hurricane Sandy, as thousands remain without power and homes were completely destroyed. A growing bipartisan group of Staten Island leaders is questioning the city's response

Outer-borough residents pleaded for help Thursday, claiming their Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods are the forgotten victims of the killer hurricane -- and nowhere was the anger more palpable at the storm's Ground Zero: Staten Island.
Don't worry about it. They'll keep voting Dem.
Even as the city and feds rushed food, water and generators to the borough, residents and their elected officials fumed that Staten Island was being prepped as the starting line for Sunday's New York City Marathon, even as the rest of the island is left to deal with the aftershocks of the mega-storm.

"The notion of diverting even one police officer, one first responder, one asset away from this carnage is beyond irrational," Councilman James Oddo told the Daily News. Earlier, Oddo called the idea of hosting the marathon as "idiotic" on his Facebook page.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bloomberg finally saw the error of his ways & canceled this year's marathon.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/03/2012 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  They'll keep voting Dem.

They created a monopoly by their voting patterns.
The party knows they'll keep voting as such.
Now they can live with the consequences.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 9:17 Comments || Top||

#3  You have the Man partying in Vegas while people dumpster dive on the Island.

Not that we don't have tons of rations that could be airborne and blanket the place in hours upon a directive from the One.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 10:11 Comments || Top||

#4  I think Bloomers is an (i). Appropriate, as the marathon should have been cancelled before people started flying to NY, yesterday was far too late. Love the mentality, "whaddya mean cancel? people jogging is very important!"

Second, if your Bloomers was really a believer in gerbil worming, why did he not spend the last two years prepping NY for the rise of the oceans and the bane of souper hurricanes. If he had, y'all be fine out there enjoying a jogging competition. I'd call it fail, plus you have to go to the concession stand three times per movie.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/03/2012 10:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Just think if that $1T stimulus went to hardening the power grid. Hundreds of thousands of real workers manufacturing wire and burying power lines -- and we'd have something at the end of the day -- rather than useless green energy stock, Chinese debt and enriched Bronco Bamma bundlers.
Posted by: regular joe || 11/03/2012 12:14 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Pelosi holds secret fundraiser with Islamists, Hamas-linked groups
Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement.

The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.

The CAIR group was named an unindicted conspirator in a 2007 trial of a Hamas money-smuggling group.

A covertly-taken photograph provided by the IPT shows Pelosi standing near Awad at the fundraiser. Roughly 30 people attended the fundraiser, according to the IPT.

The cheapest tickets cost $5,000, and the most expensive were $30,800 per couple, according to the event invite from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which used the cash to fund Democratic candidates. (View the invite here)

The hosts of the event were DCCC chairman Rep. Steve Israel and two Muslim representatives, Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Andre Carson.

Ellison is the DCCC's "national community outreach chair" and the co-chair of the House progressive caucus.

On Oct. 29, The Daily Caller asked Ellison's press aide if the congressman would decline donations from Islamist groups. The aide replied that Ellison was not available to comment.

Since the May event, the DCCC has distributed a large amount of money -- likely including the Islamists' funds -- to many House candidates who are part of the DCCC's "Red to Blue" effort, which is trying unseat 55 Republican members of the House.

The list of Red to Blue candidates who got DCCC cash includes Connecticut's Elizabeth Esty, Iowa's Christie Vilsack, Maryland's John Delaney and Florida's Patrick Murphy.

Murphy is running against Florida Republican Rep. Allen West, an outspoken opponent of the Islamist groups. The groups have targeted him for defeat in 2012.

The Democrats are not expected to recapture the House in this year's elections, prompting widespread rumors that Pelosi will retire.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf

#1  This is the same woman who traveled to Syria as I recall to cozy up to Assad.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/03/2012 14:07 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes: Listed by Size of Tax Hike
Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses. Arranged by their respective sizes according to CBO scores, article contains the total list of all $500 billion-plus in tax hikes (over the next ten years) in Obamacare, their effective dates, and where to find them in the bill.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/03/2012 18:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

'It's like the Wild West'
Posted by: tipper || 11/03/2012 16:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

Vote for love of country
This should be the only ad Romney runs for the rest of the race. Boils it all down to 30 seconds.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 11/03/2012 13:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yup. Great ad. The only other ad in its class is the one with the family at the dinner table with the rain in the background.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/03/2012 15:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Watch the faces of the two women over Romney's shoulder. They hadn't heard this statement before.

Excellent ad...
Posted by: Sherry || 11/03/2012 16:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Went back to watch it for the faces. Great catch Sherry. What is amazing is that the view counter is still at 312 as it was when I first saw it. Hard to believe no one saw it since I did.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 11/03/2012 18:49 Comments || Top||

#4  I was watching the newest ad on AOSHQ when I got ANOTHER call from his campaign. I put the phone up to my computer's speakers, then said:
"do you wonder if I'll vote?"
" No, sir and thanks for the Kid Rock music. We won't call again"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/03/2012 19:07 Comments || Top||

How Do You Know Obama Is Not a Pizza?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/03/2012 07:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cuz delivery took more than 30 minutes and he certainly was not free?
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/03/2012 10:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Pizzas are supposed to be cheesy.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/03/2012 11:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Plenty of crust but not a cracker.
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 11/03/2012 15:01 Comments || Top||

#4  When delivered, pizzas are supposed to come off flat.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/03/2012 15:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Pizzas don't play golf.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/03/2012 15:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Pizzas are served fully baked.
Posted by: lotp || 11/03/2012 18:40 Comments || Top||

Eco-Taxes? Study Financed by U.S. Treasury Will Link Tax Code to Carbon Emissions
A major tax study currently being sponsored by the U.S. Treasury will give environmental activists a powerful new weapon in their campaign to alter the entire American economic and social landscape in the name of halting "climate change"--including the possible levying of new carbon taxes.

That campaign is bound to intensify in the aftermath of Nov. 6's presidential election, regardless of who wins the race, as the nation faces the challenge of deficit reduction and tax reform that will be required to overhaul the country's over-strained finances. Environmental advocates and others are likely to raise such innovative mechanisms as carbon taxes and major shifts in tax rates and incentives as part of the process--and the impending study may well provide them with important ammunition.

Under the bland title of Effects of Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the $1.5 million study is being carried out under the auspices of the National Academy of Science (NAS). Originally planned to take two years, the ambitious project aims to take an inventory of the U.S. tax code in terms of the effects of its most important provisions on the emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions--a huge and complicated exercise in environmental and economic modelling.

The study itself will not be available until after the election. Originally slated for completion in September of this year, its publication has since been postponed until the first quarter of next year.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

-Election 2012
Bill Maher Warns Romney Supporters: 'Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You'
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/03/2012 10:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Inciting a race riot sir? I think you need some tar and feathers.

I love Insstapundit's take on it.

OK, but if Stacey Dash, Condi Rice, Mia Love and Star Parker are coming over, could you ask them to give me some advance notice? I really need to tidy the place up first.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/03/2012 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  If we still enjoyed the Rule of Law; if we still have a legitimate Justice Department and FBI; if we still had a Secret Service that took it's job seriously....Bill Maher might be invited to answer a few very probing questions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Whys that billy maharker?, they have special powers?

Or is it that you are 5'2" and want others to fight for your mouth?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/03/2012 10:29 Comments || Top||

#4  They knew where the Korean grocers were in '92 and choose not to come after them.

Using 11 percent of the population to intimidate over 50 percent of the [very well armed] population, there Bill? Remember math is not their best subject.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 10:33 Comments || Top||

#5  We Romney supporters believe in gun control - hitting what we aim at - be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/03/2012 10:37 Comments || Top||

#6  BTW this is about as brilliant as British Gen. John Burgoyne enlisting Indian auxiliaries for the Saratoga campaign in 1777. New York had a lot of Tory crown sympathizers, however by employing the less than disciplined Indians he moved a lot of them into the rebel/independence cause - see Jane McCrea.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 10:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Other Obama supporters threaten riots and assassinations.

I am definitely topping off the ammo supply this weekend. So go ahead dumbfucks. I'll shoot your asses dead.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/03/2012 11:39 Comments || Top||

#8  Did Remington pay him to say that?
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 11/03/2012 13:20 Comments || Top||

#9  Please be only bluffing, Mr. Maher. I fear that the white supremacists will have a major propaganda victory if this isn't empty.
Posted by: Korora || 11/03/2012 13:24 Comments || Top||

#10  Considering the time and money I've spent:
- Laying in extra ammo.
- Buying extra magazines.
- On range time sharpening my marksmanship.
- Paperwork to get those legal suppressors.

I hope they bring it. The suppressors are out of thoughtfulness and courtesy for my neighbors. Don't want to wake them up needlessly.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 11/03/2012 14:02 Comments || Top||

#11  SAM, you might have to forego the legal suppressors in view of the time constraints. An apology will do for most reasonable neighbors. You might put a pump shotgun on your checklist with some double OO buck.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/03/2012 14:31 Comments || Top||

#12  Handloading.


Posted by: no mo uro || 11/03/2012 14:36 Comments || Top||

#13  Just another one of Obama's crackers.
Posted by: Bugs Uleger6376 || 11/03/2012 14:53 Comments || Top||

#14  Has little billy, and he is short its just the hair which makes him not look so dwarfish on TV and as the hair as left his head it becomes tougher to hide,

Has little leftist billy set up his trust to help New York victims and freely donated his share of Mets stock into it?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/03/2012 15:21 Comments || Top||

#15  SAM, you might have to forego the legal suppressors in view of the time constraints. An apology will do for most reasonable neighbors. You might put a pump shotgun on your checklist with some double OO buck.

The suppressors are intended to give me the option of hauling off the trash myself. One each for the PX4 and CX4 in .40S&W. My scatter gun is a Remington 1100 TAC4 semi-auto. I use a mix of 00 and #4 buck shells.

I don't anticipate too many problems in my corner of Fort Worth, still, I'll be well prepared and vigilant anyway.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 11/03/2012 16:38 Comments || Top||

#16  .00 tends to discourage. The racking sound alone alerts the smarter of the bunch. Aim high, low is for p*ssies
Posted by: Frank G || 11/03/2012 18:55 Comments || Top||

#17  Speaking of Remington, they have a recent ad touting over 5,000,000 Model 700's sold (a Model 700 is a bolt action rifle).

That is a lot.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 11/03/2012 20:01 Comments || Top||

#18  One of those 5 million is my wife's deer rifle. Freezer's full of venison.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/03/2012 23:11 Comments || Top||

Axelrod: Champ's Stump Speech Now ‘Coming From His.... Loins’
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 09:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Creepy. A little disgusting. But what does that even mean?
Posted by: SteveS || 11/03/2012 13:58 Comments || Top||

#2  it explains the muskiness
Posted by: Frank G || 11/03/2012 14:11 Comments || Top||

#3  *cringe*
Posted by: SteveS || 11/03/2012 14:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Lena Dunham seems to have responded to the call.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/03/2012 14:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Premature peaking.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/03/2012 15:30 Comments || Top||

Concerns raised over possible exploitation of mentally disabled voters
Posted by: Fred || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The North and South Carolina will go Republican with or without Cumberland County and the exploited disabled. Jimmy Green's stepdaughter shares a burden with millions of like-minded others I can assure you.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 2:56 Comments || Top||

#2  One can make the case that every Obama voter...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/03/2012 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  ...or most Congresscritters.

Did you know that the IRS will not assist in the completion of your tax forms unless you're blind, mentally challenged, or a Congresscritter [which in the latter case is probably a trifecta].
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 9:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Concerns raised over possible exploitation of mentally disabled voters

Did they finally prove the theory that Liberalism is a mental condition?
Posted by: gorb || 11/03/2012 20:47 Comments || Top||

Ohio Says 'No' To International Observers In Polling Places
We seem to have a trend. It seems the Obama administration's request for witnesses to prevent Conservative misbehaviour has struck a nerve left unrung by previous such ventures under George W. Bush. For those interested, here is a list of the cities which will host observers, though I cannot vouch for its veracity. Ohio gets them in Columbus, state capitol and home of many Somalis, which should be interesting for the watchers.
International observers may be in the United States on Election Day, but they will not be inside Ohio polling places, and the organization says it will honor state law.

Earlier this week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that international observers, affiliated with the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
, would not be allowed in Ohio polling centers, citing state laws that limit who is present in polling places on Election Day.

Other states, including Iowa and Texas, have also objected to the international observers. Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz said he welcomes the monitors to Iowa, but he warned against trying to "gain access" to Iowa polling sites on Election Day, according to Fox News. And, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, in a letter to the OSCE, threatened to prosecute any observer who breaks state law by getting too close to any polling site.
Posted by: Fred || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I thought election poll watching was the job of the New Black Panthers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 3:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Guess some foreigners [and some Americans] are discovering that it is still the UNITED STATES of America. Had some people done their homework, vice assumption, on the workings of American government, they probably could have worked out a program to become qualified state [versus federal] voting personnel/judges/administrators to avoid all this.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 9:06 Comments || Top||

#3  I think there's a simple answer to the poll observer / voter fraud issue. If you don't have an ID to vote, you can get one instantly at the poll. If it turns out you obtained it fraudulently, you go to jail or are deported. No ID to vote? You are not allowed within 1000 yards of a polling place...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/03/2012 9:18 Comments || Top||

#4  The in-line in the post reminds me of a favorite Yogi Berra quote (Yogism): "In theory, theory and practice are the same thing. In practice, they're not..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/03/2012 9:22 Comments || Top||

#5  National sovereignty and states rights are the issue. It began a very long time ago.

* 1963, note the empty holsters.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 9:27 Comments || Top||

#6  on the other hand CA fired a poll worker who questioned their presence...
Posted by: Bigfoot Hitler5073 || 11/03/2012 13:37 Comments || Top||

#7  The "NO" seems to be widespread.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/03/2012 14:14 Comments || Top||

Active service members upset over removal from voting rolls
Posted by: Fred || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  * Military members being removed from voter rolls.
* Military ballots not being mailed on time so they cannot be received in time.
* Military ballots disappearing in a crash and fire.
* 6 states now reporting machines swapping Romney votes for Obama.
* Top Democrat campaign official caught on video explaining how to steal hundreds of votes and promising legal assistance if caught.
* poll after poll with massively distorted samples in order to show Obama in the lead or close to it.

Nooo...This is going to be a PERFECTLY fair election! We'll all just be amazed that Obama won - but of course he's been in the lead all along! No voter fraud here, of course not!

The election is a sham.

Posted by: Orion || 11/03/2012 2:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Busing, car pooling, and facilitating the urban vote, whilst obstructing the military vote. I simply do not understand. [sark off]
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 9:13 Comments || Top||

Democrat: 'Civic activism' better than military service
Two-term Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly is under heavy fire for allegedly suggesting that time spent serving in local government better qualifies a person to serve in Congress than years of military service.

The controversy stems from comments Connolly made at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, where he touted his time serving in local government in Fairfax County, Va.

"He's reacting to a comment that I made that you can't run for federal office on your local political record, no matter how good that might be," said retired U.S. Army Col. Chris Perkins, who is the Republican challenger to Connolly in this year's campaign. "It's less convenient to talk about your votes on Obamacare and your vote on sequestration -- these big defense cuts."

Connolly's comments at the Chamber of Commerce event were designed to defend his time in local government. But the congressman also took the opportunity to suggest his opponent has been invisible in his community.

"I hope that (my) experience and that sweat equity that I've put in in elective life for the past 18 years -- and before that for 15 years as a civic activist -- will count for something," said Connolly at the event. "I hope you'll measure that against somebody who wore the uniform and honored his country and I honor him for that service. But in the 10 years since he retired, he hasn't shown up. He has no local credentials. In fact, more often than not, he hasn't voted."
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Lords of Fairfax might disagree.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/03/2012 3:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Number of Civic Activists willing to die for what they believe in? Oh, they're all willing for the other person to die, but they're more important than the other. Or to phrase it another way - How many civic activists died on that hill?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/03/2012 9:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah, the Donks would like to believe there is an equivalency between scamming various groups and serving your country (and sometimes paying the ultimate price). I'd vote against this jerk.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/03/2012 14:12 Comments || Top||

#4  I work with a (need I mention that he is a Liberal?) guy who thinks that his time spent working as a municipal inspector equates with my time serving in SAC....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 11/03/2012 21:10 Comments || Top||

Chapel Hill Killer Registered At and Voted From Mental Hospital
Efforts to register mental patients and residents of centers for the developmentally disabled have taken place in recent months in several locations around the state.

Employees of the Murdoch Developmental Center, a state-run facility in Butner for the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled, recently registered 36 of the more than 500 residents to vote in what appears to have been a voter registration drive at the facility. In addition, some residents were checked out of the facility and transported to early voting centers to cast votes.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/03/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and the mentally ill are permitted to vote everywhere (I think), even though felons often are not. Numerous others who are mentally ill or retarded (and criminals, where permitted) have been recruited to vote this year in NC and elsewhere; one can make a good guess how they voted - 'criminal, retarded, crazy' is the perfect democrat demographic.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/03/2012 7:00 Comments || Top||

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