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Home Front: Politix
Operation hot mic
Posted by: newc || 05/15/2012 01:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [404 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't know about you ladies & gents, but I'm awfully tired of seeing this face.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/15/2012 15:31 Comments || Top||

#2  If I never see that face again, grom, it will be 20 years too soon. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 05/15/2012 18:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Even if he loses, which is a big if, I think we'll be seeing a lot of this bugger on the international stage. He's had a taste of power and his communist agenda is not likely to change. He'll not be fading away. Just my guess.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/15/2012 19:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Odds that he'll be back in 2016, or 2020?
Posted by: Pappy || 05/15/2012 21:02 Comments || Top||

#5  get him a daily pass at a decent golf course and we'll never hear his stuttering speech (no teleprompters in post POTUS mode) again, except in bad Youtubes and Mooches appearances on The View
Posted by: Frank G || 05/15/2012 21:04 Comments || Top||


Bloomberg: NC marriage vote sets back civil rights
New York City Mayor Michael Nanny Bloomberg has told University of North Carolina graduates that last week's gay marriage vote shows there is still a lot of work to be done for civil rights in this country.

Bloomberg spoke Sunday to thousands of graduates at Kenan Memorial Stadium.

Bloomberg told them Americans have slowly understood since this country was founded that if the government can deny freedom to one person, it can deny freedom to everyone. The mayor says every generation has brought more freedom to this country, and he expects the latest generation to continue the work, especially after last Tuesday's vote approving a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in North Carolina.
Greater freedom is supposed to also mean greater responsibility
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [414 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For all that political graft,you ought to just shut your ass up. You have always been an idiot. Even I could put together a stock ticker when you did. You just had better coders.
Posted by: newc || 05/15/2012 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Fortunately Bloomberg's fanatical attacks on the 2nd Amendment have done a lot for civil rights - namely, encouraged all of us to give more to the NRA.
Posted by: Secret Master || 05/15/2012 1:29 Comments || Top||

#3  It's Bloomberg's attacks on property rights and the right of people to earn a living and create businesses that concern me more.

NYC does not need a Nanny.
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 05/15/2012 7:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Bloomberg sets back rights. Another would-be tyrant who knows what's best all the time for everyone everywhere.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/15/2012 9:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Bloomberg doesn't believe in letting the people vote. What does that do for civil rights?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/15/2012 11:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Bloomberg told them Americans have slowly understood since this country was founded that if the government can deny freedom to one person, it can deny freedom to everyone.

like the freedom to arm yourself for self defense, or eat transfats and salts if you want, or....
Posted by: Frank G || 05/15/2012 14:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Bloomberg told them Americans have slowly understood since this country was founded that if the government can deny freedom to one person, it can deny freedom to everyone.

Well, it depends who is denying what to whom. Isn't that what ya meant to say, Mikey?
Posted by: tu3031 || 05/15/2012 19:46 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
Obama to skip Apec summit
[Bangla Daily Star] US President Barack Obama
Ready to Rule from Day One...
will not attend the Apec summit in Vladivostok in September, which comes soon after the Democratic presidential nominating convention, the White House said yesterday.

The announcement by White House front man Jay Carney came days after Russian President Vladimir Putin
...Second President of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Because of constitutionally mandated term limits he is the current Prime Minister of Russia. His sock puppet, Dmitry Medvedev, was installed in the 2008 presidential elections. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law. During his eight years in office Russia's economy bounced back from crisis, seeing GDP increase, poverty decrease and average monthly salaries increase. During his presidency Putin passed into law a series of fundamental reforms, including a flat income tax of 13%, a reduced profits tax, and new land and legal codes. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile...
said he would skip this week's G8 summit at the US president's retreat at Camp David, as he finalizes his cabinet.

Carney delivered the news to the press pool traveling with Obama in New York.

Obama had not been expected to travel to Russia for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, as it takes place soon after the Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the week of September 3.
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under:

#1  missing an opportunity for a delicious plate of dog
Posted by: Frank G || 05/15/2012 8:45 Comments || Top||

#2  But he will have more flexibility after the election. Hope and change I can believe in is Obummer voted out of the WH in November.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/15/2012 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  No, out in January. Remember, he gets November, December, and most of January to think of some way to screw us over. It will be important for Republicans to be on their toes during this period.
Posted by: Charles || 05/15/2012 18:03 Comments || Top||


Obama ad calls Mitt Romney's Bain Capital firm a 'vampire'
[Washington Post] President B.O.'s campaign is out with a tough new ad, "Steel," attacking former Massachusetts governor Willard Mitt Romney
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the presumptive Publican nominee for president. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney's charisma is best defined as soporific, which is probably why he is leading the Publican field. On the plus side, he isn't President B.O...
's record on job creation. The two-minute ad focuses on GS Technologies, a steel mill in Kansas City, Mo., that was bought by Romney's private equity firm Bain Capital and went bankrupt soon after. The ad paints Romney as out of touch with the needs of the local workers and concerned only with Bain's own profits. "We view Mitt Romney as a job destroyer," says one former mill worker in the ad. Another calls Bain "a vampire. They came in and sucked the life out of us."
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [608 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Someone who extorts money from wealth creators calls Wealth Creator a parasite.

It really is an upside down bizzaro world in Obamastan.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/15/2012 5:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Name calling....more desperation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/15/2012 7:50 Comments || Top||

#3  A vampire is better than what we got now.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/15/2012 9:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Hypocritical hand-biting.
Posted by: Omoluque Hapsburg8162 || 05/15/2012 10:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Embed linky didn't work but the target of Obama’s latest attack ad is also one of the Democratic Party’s largest contributors. See article in Washington Free Beacon.
Posted by: Omoluque Hapsburg8162 || 05/15/2012 10:28 Comments || Top||

#6  I knew I could find it if I looked. You can too. Here's just a sample of what you find when you google gs technologies union strike. Now, who's the vampire, sucking the life blood from job creators all over the country?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/15/2012 12:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Coming from the administration which has done nothing about the big Vampire Squids, nor even about Jon Corzine, this ad makes Obama look even more like a fool.
Ad is just playing on the Matt Taibi's popular meme/simile.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/15/2012 14:04 Comments || Top||

#8  Also -- GS shut down in 2001 -- Romney left Bain in 1999 to head up the Olympics....
Posted by: Sherry || 05/15/2012 14:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Sparkling or not?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/15/2012 15:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Didn't the 'utes' on his staff tell him 'vampies' are now 'in'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/15/2012 15:33 Comments || Top||

#11  This tactic just goes to show he is intentionally preying on the ignorant. That's the only chance socialists have.
Posted by: gorb || 05/15/2012 15:45 Comments || Top||

#12  This tactic just goes to show he is intentionally preying on the ignorant. That's the only chance socialists have.

Yes, and thanks to the MSM there are plenty of 'em.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/15/2012 15:52 Comments || Top||

#13  Bain Capital was not "Romney's firm". He was employed there, but the company wasn't "his".

Do we have any evidence that Romney himself actually had anything to do with GS Tech?

Posted by: crosspatch || 05/15/2012 16:08 Comments || Top||

#14  Dems Attack Romney Over Layoffs Made by Obama Bundler
Posted by: tipper || 05/15/2012 17:24 Comments || Top||

#15  You mean Fisker Auto..whoa, wait, what?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/15/2012 18:39 Comments || Top||

#16  I know that area. Well. Steel industry, what are you talking about? Eff with KC's BBQ industry now that is words. Steel, stupid. Only steel KC worries about is if Dyson can get 2nd on the Rangers tonight.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/15/2012 19:05 Comments || Top||


Ron Paul ends his hunt for votes
[Washington Times] Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Monday he will not compete in primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted -- essentially confirming Willard Mitt Romney
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the presumptive Publican nominee for president. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney's charisma is best defined as soporific, which is probably why he is leading the Publican field. On the plus side, he isn't President B.O...
will win the Republican presidential nomination.

Mr. Paul said he will continue to work for delegates in states that have already voted and where the process of delegate-selection is playing out. He said that's a way to make his voice heard at the nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., in August.

"Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," Mr. Paul said. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [399 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But Romney may still have to deal wid a brokered RNC = split ticket this summer - all the signs or indics for such are still there, + haven't changed.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 05/15/2012 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  not a chance, Joe
Posted by: Frank G || 05/15/2012 8:46 Comments || Top||

#3  OTOH RENSE, TOPIX > RON PAUL HAS NOT SUSPENDED HIS CAMPAIGN.

Uh, uh, Mitt + Ron "agree to disagree"???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 05/15/2012 23:14 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2012-05-15
  37 Dead, Including 23 Troops as Syrian Army Shells Rebel Bastion
Mon 2012-05-14
  Nearly 25.000 troops battle Al-Qaeda in Abyan
Sun 2012-05-13
  Al Qaeda's Leader Encourages Somali Militants to persist the fight
Sat 2012-05-12
  Tens of Thousands of Protesters Defy Syrian Regime Gunfire, 13 Dead
Fri 2012-05-11
  Somali Gov't, Al shabab claim victory over Bay,Bakol fighting
Thu 2012-05-10
  Damascus bombings kill 40, wound 170: state TV
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  Annan Fears 'Civil War' Looming in Syria
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  Al-Qaeda underwear bomb plot was targeted by US drone
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  Nine soldiers killed, military convoy attacked in N Wazoo
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