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-Obits-
George McGovern Dead at 90
Stomped by Nixon in '72, he was a die-hard Dem Liberal, but at least he served honorably:
McGovern enrolled at Dakota Wesleyan University and married classmate Eleanor Stegeberg on Oct. 21, 1943. But within months, he left to fly a B-24 in World War II. On his bunk, he read philosophy and history. The books broadened him, and he came home, he said, wanting to know more about "the nature and destiny of man, about the adequacy of our contemporary value system and the capacity of our institutions to nurture those values."

He also returned a hero. On one of 35 missions against Nazi targets in Europe, he took hits that blew out most of the nose of the plane and wounded a gunner. Shrapnel cut the hydraulic brake and electrical lines. He ordered his crew to crank down the landing gear and tie parachutes to girders just inside the rear hatches. He landed and released the parachutes. Not a life was lost. McGovern was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2012 08:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [377 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pretty much the last of the honest Liberals. RIP.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/21/2012 9:29 Comments || Top||

#2  A decent and good if misguided man. I'd vote for his cadaver instead of the current WH occupant.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/21/2012 10:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Compared with the current crop of lunatics his party spawns, the man comes out looking pretty good.
And after 35 missions in a B-24, he probably considered everything else that happened in his life as gravy.
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/21/2012 13:36 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
President Obama Announces A Clearance Sale
The President of the United States is apparently having a fire sale. The Obama / Biden campaign sent out an email on Saturday with a headline that any internet marketer would love, complete with stars and ALL CAPS. The email subject line is "? Our biggest sale EVER ?" and it promises big big savings of 30% off of everything (minimum order, $10) PLUS guaranteed delivery by election day at the "Last Call Sale."

But don't order yet! The commander-in-chief will ALSO give you free shipping! That's right, America; at these prices, you can't afford to NOT support reckless, failed policies!

Just what manner of swag can one purchase to help support the current leader of the free world? Aside from the stanard items like yard signs, buttons and bumper stickers that you'd expect from any campaign, the Obama Store contains a few products that stand out.

Every infant needs a My Two Dads Support Obama Baby Onsie because at that age, they are too young to ask to obvious biological question and thankfully, it's a steal at half-off; only $10! Don't worry, there's one for Two Moms--and if you're heterosexist, there's of Onsies that show men & woman holding hands; only $65!

And in a merchandising move that is just begging for a long series of jokes, the Obama Store is selling a Obama Knit Dog Sweater. The description reads: "This adorable Obama dog sweater will keep your furry friend feeling cozy and looking stylish."

Because Obama is a man of the people, there's also a Designer Store called Runaway To Win which features designs by top 1%er fashionistas like Vera Wang, Rachel Zoe, Ricky Martin.

Much of the collection is already sold out, but the Diane von Furstenberg tote is still available. Apparently even a modified American flag with Obama's name on the stripes, and hearts instead of stars, wasn't anything that Obama supporters felt like toting around; it's now marked down from $85 to the ultra bargain price of $25.

Also getting into the hipster flag desecration theme is rap mogul P-Diddy / Puff Daddy / Sean "Puffy" Combs who has a T-Shirt that literally looks like a serial killer took a razor blade to a flag and then used it as a room divider. The most nihilist American flag you've ever seen is marked down to $35, though.

Operators are standing by. Everything must go! And hopefully that includes the Obama administration in just a few weeks.
Posted by: Au Auric || 10/21/2012 11:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [379 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Someday, thousands of years from now, anthropologists will find some of this stuff...and be totally baffled.
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/21/2012 13:31 Comments || Top||


UN Warns Americans: Do Not Elect Mitt Romney
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights has warned Americans not to elect Republican Mitt Romney in next month's presidential election, saying that doing so would be "a democratic mandate for torture."
Thanks Sparky. Now off to Zimbabwe wit yez...
The UN's Ben Emmerson was referring to Romney's refusal to rule out the use of waterboarding in interrogating terror detainees, a practice that President Barack Obama has ended.
A practice President Obama says he has ended...or perhaps pledged to end. Obama promises all have an expiration date.
Colin Perkel of The Canadian Press reported Emmerson's remarks from a symposium in Toronto on the impact of 9/11 on human rights:

"The re-introduction of torture under a Romney administration would significantly increase the threat levels to (Americans) at home and abroad," Emmerson said. "Such a policy, if adopted, would expose the American people to risks the Obama administration is not currently exposing them to."
As in, our ambassadors would be at increased risk?
U.S. intelligence services were able to pinpoint Osama bin Laden's location and carry out the successful mission to kill him in May 2011 based on information yielded during waterboarding of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and information from Al Qaeda operative Hassan Ghul, who was captured in Iraq in 2004.

Obama opposed both waterboarding and the Iraq War, without which bin Laden would not have been found.

Emmerson warned that Romney could reinstate waterboarding if he took office. He also criticized the Obama administration's drone program--an initiative begun by the Bush administration but accelerated by President Obama, partly because of his reluctance to capture, detain or interrogate terror suspects.
Emmerson sounds like the kind of guy who relies on words, promises and emotions, as opposed to understanding how 80% of the world really works...

This article starring:
Hassan Ghul
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Posted by: Au Auric || 10/21/2012 11:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [648 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any chance of Mitt cutting off their $$$?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2012 12:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Close it down, send them all to beachfront tentage in Haiti.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2012 12:23 Comments || Top||

#3  I've probably lost, oh, about a nanosecond of sleep over KSM being waterboarded. Come to think of it, it probably has about the same effect as a glass of warm milk.
Posted by: Matt || 10/21/2012 12:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Same here Matt.

WB'ing while sharply rapping his instep with a camel whip would have drawn high praise as well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2012 12:28 Comments || Top||

#5  I think he should be WB'd during breaks in the trial
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2012 12:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Gee the 'Special' Rapporteur makes it sound like a bad thing.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/21/2012 12:36 Comments || Top||

#7  "The re-introduction of torture under a Romney administration would significantly increase the threat levels to (Americans) at home and abroad," Emmerson said. "Such a policy, if adopted, would expose the American people to risks the Obama administration is not currently exposing them to."

Sure. Just ask Chris Stevens...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/21/2012 12:47 Comments || Top||

#8  KSM: "glug glug...mmmph...glug glug...noooo"

R'burgers: "zzz...zzz...(burp)...zzz"
Posted by: Matt || 10/21/2012 12:52 Comments || Top||

#9  Ben appears to be telling the US a lot of things recently? Who made him a godlet?

from the UN web site: UN independent expert calls for greater protection of rights of terrorism victims


The UN special rapporteur on human rights to urge establishing a mechanism to investigate such killings


and on and on and on.

Not a word about terrorist or 3rd world assholes.
Not a single negative about pompous buffoon lawyers from the Old World. (you know that place of endless US efforts to save it..)
Posted by: Water Modem || 10/21/2012 13:06 Comments || Top||

#10  The fucking lawyer's bio at his firm
Posted by: Water Modem || 10/21/2012 13:09 Comments || Top||

#11  Ben Emmerson QC
Matrix Chambers
Griffin Building
Gray's Inn
London
UK
WC1R 5LN
020 7404 3447
benemmerson@matrixlaw.co.uk
Posted by: Water Modem || 10/21/2012 13:09 Comments || Top||

#12  That's the nail in the Coffn, I'm DEFINATELY voting for Romney.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/21/2012 13:43 Comments || Top||

#13  First really good reason I've ever heard for a Romney vote.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/21/2012 13:43 Comments || Top||

#14  Not only will we elect him, we will burn your building down with you all in it and sow the ground with salt after.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/21/2012 15:16 Comments || Top||

#15  Places to cut the budget keep self identifying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2012 15:53 Comments || Top||

#16  DARN ... I was planning on renting out my bathtub for waterboarding.
Posted by: Raider || 10/21/2012 15:54 Comments || Top||

#17  The UN has waterboarded the world with stern letters, bullshit and debt for decades. Defund them January 21st.
Posted by: airandee || 10/21/2012 18:52 Comments || Top||

#18  I had to look up 'rapporteur'. My dictionary says it is the European word for asshat.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2012 20:10 Comments || Top||

#19  What's next, Operation Clark County?
Posted by: Pstanley || 10/21/2012 20:42 Comments || Top||

#20  Operation Clark County?

Funny you should mention that. The local hipster weekly had a letter saying Australians wanted us to vote for B-HO.

Reasons were Australians are nice (true), their country is sound financially (probably true) AND they have a carbon tax which is true, but every Ozzie I know (yeah, small sample) will tell you they hate the carbon tax and hate being lied to by their Prime Minister who promised there would never be a carbon tax - until she needed a deal with the Greens.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2012 21:02 Comments || Top||

#21  The UN is now less believable than The Onion (see their glowing endorsement elsewhere on the 'Burg).
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/21/2012 21:17 Comments || Top||

#22  I like the cut of your jib DarthVader. However, if I may quote the movie Heavy Metal "The UN Building? What a dump. They turned it into low rent housing over a century ago."
Posted by: Secret Master || 10/21/2012 22:45 Comments || Top||


Rep. Jackson robocall: 'I am human. I am doing my best.'
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) sent out an automated message to constituents in his district on Saturday, asking voters to stick by him through his recent spate of difficulties.

"Like many human beings, a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they have been difficult to sort through," Jackson says in the call. "I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them all."

The Chicago Sun Times reported earlier in the day that Jackson is returning to the Mayo Clinic for treatment of bipolar depression.

That report cited an anonymous source who said the press made it impossible for Jackson to continue treatment while living at his home in Washington, D.C.

"Jesse wanted you to know he is finding it difficult to continue his treatment because the press is staking out his home and making access to his doctor, who is within a short walking distance from his home, incredibly hard," the source said.

In June, Jackson took a leave of absence from Congress to be treated for the disorder. His office initially explained his absence as a break from stress and exhaustion, but later came forward to say the congressman actually was actually receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for bipolar disorder.

"I am starting to heal," Jackson says in the robocall. "The good news is my health is improving, but my doctors tell me the road to recovery is a long one."

More recently, Jackson has returned to Washington, D.C., and continued receiving treatment. The lawmaker has not appeared on Capitol Hill since he returned, however, despite assurances from his office that he is running for reelection and intends to stay in Congress.

On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that federal investigators are conducting a criminal probe over allegations that he used campaign donations to decorate his house.

Despite his mounting troubles, most political analysts believe Jackson is a safe bet to win reelection next month in his highly Democratic district.

"For nearly 18 years I have served the people of the second district," he continues in the robocall. "I am anxious to return to work on your behalf, but at this time it is against medical advice, and while I will always give my all to my constituents, I ask for your continued patience as I work to get my health back."
Posted by: Au Auric || 10/21/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I Googled bipolar representative and guess what, your image came up...in the hundreds.

Sorry you are ill.

Your know what else came up ?



I think this nation has had enough of "change".

Please withdraw your candidacy and save what little you have of your public service dignity.

Be a Big Man for Once in your Life and resign before the election.
Posted by: Waldemar Mussolini7721 || 10/21/2012 3:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Power and Ego are more important to these people than the classical concept of public service. Hey, it'll even get you to the top these days.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2012 9:13 Comments || Top||

#3  He should withdraw.

But he and his family have my deep sympathy. If you haven't seen, up close, someone you love wrestle with serious bipolar disorder or other mental illness, you have no idea how much courage it takes to try to get stable and to stay as well as you can with these serious disabilities. It can be a day by day, hour by hour fight, often with the double burden of addictions acquired before diagnosis.
Posted by: lotp || 10/21/2012 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  I suspect a resignation forthcoming from Triple-J would be quite doubtful. More likely would be a tragic South Chicago or SE D.C. back alley incident resulting in a large pool of blood and a congressinal vacancy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2012 11:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Agreed. Bipolar depression is a serious medical illness. It requires intense treatment for the rest of one's life; setbacks and relapses are common. It's a tough situation for JJJ and his family, and they have my sympathy.

My advice, if I were asked: step back from political life. Concentrate on health, family and faith. Find some other fulfilling work that has a lot less stress. Being a member of Congress isn't worth your health and sanity.
Posted by: Steve White || 10/21/2012 11:38 Comments || Top||

#6  his problems (real and feigned) are his, not his constituents. The honorable thing to do would be to step down and let them get real representation. The fact is he's not an honorable man (see: apple, tree), and they see this seat as a birthright. A black Kennedy
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2012 12:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Gee, a democrat that admits he has a mental problem.

How many others are there that won't admit it?

(Start with Uncle Joe and go on from there)
Posted by: AlanC || 10/21/2012 12:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Concentrate on health, family and faith.

Boring!
Posted by: Shipman || 10/21/2012 12:58 Comments || Top||

#9  I believe pathological lying is considered a mental illness> It takes over rational judgement and progresses into the fantasy world and then back again.

Sound like anyone we know ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2012 13:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Lotp:

If you haven't seen, up close, someone you love wrestle with serious bipolar disorder or other mental illness, you have no idea how much courage it takes to try to get stable and to stay as well as you can with these serious disabilities. It can be a day by day, hour by hour fight, often with the double burden of addictions acquired before diagnosis.

Preach it. If this is indeed the case - and sadly, because of my knowledge of Chicago politics and the Jackson family, I simply cannot shake some skepticism - then the bravest thing he can do is say, 'Enough" and quit. The power and perks simply are not worth what this will do to his life.

My wife Melissa - the most loving, caring, and devoted woman I've ever known - suffers from bipolar and that double burden. It is indeed one day at a time, and some of those days can be long ones.

But wither she goest, I shall go too, even unto the end.

Mike

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/21/2012 14:00 Comments || Top||


The Onion Endorses John Edwards For President
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [403 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tomorrow's lead story of PressTV Iran I'll bet...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/21/2012 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  He's got my vote. /sarc off
Posted by: Waldemar Mussolini7721 || 10/21/2012 2:13 Comments || Top||

#3  I like the middle signature in the top row of signatures there. Looks like a blind man wrote it with the pen in his nostril.
Posted by: Angie Schultz || 10/21/2012 7:21 Comments || Top||

#4  I know it's the Onion but still their news cycle is a bit late. Thought John Edwards was headed to the Graybar Hotel?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/21/2012 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm disappointed they didn't support Rosanne Barr. (She's on our ballot with Cindy Sheehan as VP).

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 10/21/2012 11:34 Comments || Top||

#6  TeeVee True Confession:

I fell asleep last evening in my earthtone, wall-away berkoliner and was shaken awake by the sound of that bemustached latinskank, Geraldo Riviera interviewing would-be Appalachian Trail hiker Mark Sanford. I nearly knocked over a watery Bushmills reaching for the klik'r. Fox News has plummetted to an all new low.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2012 11:52 Comments || Top||

#7  "Diversity in Quality" B. This was on at O'Dark Thirty, I'm sure
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2012 12:15 Comments || Top||

#8  B, I probably enjoyed Geraldo best when he got smacked with a chair or when he opened Al Capone's vault only to find nothing there--all in front of a national audience.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/21/2012 19:01 Comments || Top||


Democratic super PAC to revive attacks on Romney's Bain record
A Democratic super PAC with ties to the White House announced Saturday that it plans to reinvigorate its efforts from earlier this summer to attack Republican presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the 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 has a record as a successful businessman, heading Bain Capital, and he rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from the midst of bribery and mismanagement scandals. More to the point, he isn't President B.O...
for his leadership at private equity firm Bain Capital.

Bill Burton, a former Obama front man who runs Priorities USA Action, suggested in a Saturday memo that the best way to stop Romney from rising in the polls is to remind voters of his "time in the private sector and the devastating impact he had on middle class Americans."

"Polling data clearly illustrates that Mitt Romney's business experience -- the central credential and professed asset for his candidacy -- has become a real liability following months of Priorities USA Action's advertising this spring and summer," Burton wrote.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [422 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

The Center of the Obama Campaign 2012 and Bill Burton, the Priorities USA Action Committee.... your man is an empty seat.
Posted by: Waldemar Mussolini7721 || 10/21/2012 2:59 Comments || Top||

#2  they spent hundreds of millions of dollars all year to demonize Romney and Bain, to no effect. This last bit will, I'm sure do the trick. Rigggghht. You go on ahead, Bill, If you had anything else to campaign on, you would. Loser
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2012 9:01 Comments || Top||

#3  They just shoring up their closed minded base. Problem is, that is not enough to win.

It's sort of like McCain picking Palin to motivate the base to make sure that the loss wouldn't be such an historic humiliating blow out.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2012 9:17 Comments || Top||


Republicans bracing for 'October surprise' as Gloria Allred 'prepares for Romney revelation'
Republicans are bracing themselves for Gloria Allred to make a potentially damaging revelation about Willard Mitt Romney
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the 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 has a record as a successful businessman, heading Bain Capital, and he rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from the midst of bribery and mismanagement scandals. More to the point, he isn't President B.O...
, just weeks before the election.

The pro-President B.O. lawyer is rumoured to be preparing for her so-called 'October surprise' in which she will strike the Republican presidential hopeful's chances by unearthing some sort of secret or scandal.

Ms Allred has refused to comment on the rumours, which first surfaced in a tweet by the Drudge Report's Matt Drudge on Thursday.

'Here she comes. Hearing Gloria Allred out there again, about to make a move. After all, it's her time of the campaign. Team O at the ready!!' Mr Drudge wrote on Twitter.

According to RadarOnline.com, Ms Allred launched a last minute strike on GOP Meg Whitman's campaign for governor of Caliphornia by representing a disgruntled former housekeeper.

In the pivotal moments of the campaign, the lawyer wheeled out Nicky Diaz who alleged that she was fired by the Whitman family because she was an undocumented Democrat.

Whitman went on to lose the election to Democrat Jerry Governor Moonbeam Brown
... those who ignore history are bound to repeat it ...

Ms Allred refused to confirm or deny the rumours regarding Governor Romney.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [701 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Once, when he was 22 or 23 years old, Romney had... a beer! Dum dum dummmm!
Posted by: Secret Master || 10/21/2012 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  No ... it is that Romney let his dog ride on the top of his Volvo... Unlike Obama, who ate the dog, that rode upon the Volvo.
Posted by: Waldemar Mussolini7721 || 10/21/2012 2:17 Comments || Top||

#3  He's a Mormon?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2012 4:17 Comments || Top||

#4  They wave the Garment.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/21/2012 6:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Magic underwear?
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 10/21/2012 9:07 Comments || Top||

#6  You got it Billy, gives the wymens sekret powers.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/21/2012 10:12 Comments || Top||

#7  No, no no - Romney had... two beers!
Posted by: Raj || 10/21/2012 10:40 Comments || Top||

#8  As Gloria Allred's husband once said: "That's it?"
Posted by: badanov || 10/21/2012 10:44 Comments || Top||

#9  It will be about abortion, I suspect. And don't underestimate the potential impact with some moderate women who wouldn't have one themselves but who are uneasy at the thought that we could possibly go back to a time when contraception as well as abortion was illegal - as it was within living memory of some women voters.
Posted by: lotp || 10/21/2012 11:06 Comments || Top||

#10  Gloria is currently working with Dan Rather to create the documentation.
Posted by: airandee || 10/21/2012 11:13 Comments || Top||

#11  The smoke about abortions is that even in the very unlikely event if Roe was overturned, numerous states would simply step in and make it legal. Most of which will obviously be in the Blue color this election, though I suspect even there some return to things like parental consent with a judicial appeal option would be implemented.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2012 11:22 Comments || Top||

#12  Abortion. Things are so much better now that they are legal.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 10/21/2012 11:39 Comments || Top||

#13  Here's the link that didn't make it into the last comment.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 10/21/2012 11:46 Comments || Top||

#14  If you're running Champ's campaign and you have some good dirt on Mitt, do you let Gloria Allred -- who would surely be in any discussion of "Who is the world's most despised woman?"-- dish it? When the NYT or the WaPo or Sandra Fluke would happily do the job?

I think the October surprise is more likely to consist of Champ, shortly before the foreign policy debate, bombing a tent full of hapless Libyan goat herders and announcing that he got the guys who killed Ambassador Stevens and the three other bumps in the road. (A SEAL raid would be much more dramatic, but it turns out that those guys have an inconvenient propensity to tell the truth.)
Posted by: Matt || 10/21/2012 12:02 Comments || Top||

#15  but it turns out that those guys have an inconvenient propensity to tell the truth.)
Posted by Matt


Or publish and release books on the mission the week before the election.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2012 12:06 Comments || Top||

#16  This Gloria Allred woman has a lot to answer for, may she soon get the opportunity.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 10/21/2012 12:16 Comments || Top||

#17  Rantburg rants are un-paralleled in humor.
Posted by: newc || 10/21/2012 12:17 Comments || Top||

#18  The pic of Brown brings back memories. When it first came out - Brown and Ronstadt had gone to Africa together. When the "propriety" of that trip was questioned, Brown said "nothing happened between us". A local SF columnist said - only with Jerry would that probably be true....
Posted by: Phuque Thud2902 || 10/21/2012 12:53 Comments || Top||

#19  If she's their best shot, they are soooooo screwed...
You need a power washer to get all the scum off of this bitch.
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/21/2012 12:55 Comments || Top||

#20  When the NYT or the WaPo or Sandra Fluke would happily do the job?

Ummmmmmmmmm...maybe not.

Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno.

The speech was part of a daylong effort by Democrats to get Northern Nevadans to the polls on the first day of early voting.


Wow. That is soooooooo sad. Welcome to Hard Trivia Question Answer Land, sweetie. Get me a beer while you're up...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/21/2012 13:01 Comments || Top||

#21  at least Ms. Fluke was vertical.....with her legs closed...for a change
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2012 13:07 Comments || Top||

#22  Republicans bracing for 'October surprise' as Gloria Allred 'prepares for Romney revelation'
That's it: Headline Oct 22,2012 - "Mitt Romney Supports Missionary Positions Regardless of Religion"
Posted by: Au Auric || 10/21/2012 13:16 Comments || Top||

#23  Ok, that one's funny.
Posted by: lotp || 10/21/2012 14:25 Comments || Top||

#24  Didn't Gloria Allred find some woman who came out of obscurity to say she had an affair with Herman Cain. The woman faded like a cheap dress as soon as Herman was destroyed politically. This seems to be Allred's MO--hit man womym for the Donks. I have trouble imagining what scandal could be out there about straight-laced Mitt. The Chicago Boyz are at work again.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/21/2012 19:17 Comments || Top||

#25  My guess is when he was in the hospital in France after his car accident ... he wasn't wearing Mormon sanction briefs.
Posted by: Water Modem || 10/21/2012 20:01 Comments || Top||

#26  A story has been circulating for some time about a woman who had a problematic pregnancy (and 4 living children). Romney was a young Mormon bishop who took a firm line against aborting.

The intent is to show him as uncaring, out of touch, a danger to women, a secret extremist.
Posted by: lotp || 10/21/2012 20:17 Comments || Top||

#27  lotp, yep. He was a lowest-level public representative of a religion that believed abortion was wrong, and advised a young pregnant woman to pursue other avenues, which she did, and in hindsight is glad she did. Not surprisingly, that seems to be the response of a great many women who follow that kind of advice. Or are subjected to it against their desires (eg. 'Roe.')
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/21/2012 20:50 Comments || Top||

#28  The intent is to show him as uncaring, out of touch, a danger to women, a secret extremist.

that would describe our current POTUS, but I don't think he's interested in women IYKWIMAITYD
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2012 20:50 Comments || Top||


In Connecticut, a Democrat struggles to pull ahead
Late last week, Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democratic contender for Senate in Connecticut, stopped in at El Flamboyan restaurant in Bridgeport.

This is one of poorest sections of the state's most populous city and home to the kind of Democratic Party loyalists Murphy needs in droves if he is to win on November 6.

With time running out before election day, he is locked in a close race with Republican Linda McMahon to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

McMahon, a nationally-known former wrestling executive, has emerged as a disciplined, aggressive opponent two years after losing a senate race in this Democratic state.

"Linda McMahon keeps running a race on character attacks, and I'm running a campaign about the issues," Murphy told a crowd of news hounds and a few lunch guests at the Puerto Rican restaurant. "Ultimately, if the campaign is about issues, we'll do really well."

Murphy has been struggling. In a state where Democrats have a 16-point voter registration advantage over Republicans and where President Barack Obama
How's it going, Sunshine?...
, a Democrat, won by 23 percentage points in 2008, recent polls suggest the race is a dead heat.

A Siena College Research Institute poll released on Wednesday found Murphy edging out McMahon 46 to 44 percentage points, and other polls show a similarly close race.

For Democrats, who hope to hold onto their 51-47 advantage over Republicans in the 100-seat U.S. Senate, the tight race in a Democratic state is a nail-biter they could live without. Last month, The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee began running ads attacking McMahon.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [648 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Kool-Aid is starting to wear off... Have a Scotch and Soda before you head to the polls Connecticut Dems, you will thank yourselves for voting Republican !
Posted by: Waldemar Mussolini7721 || 10/21/2012 2:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Not to worry - the cities (especially Bridgeport) will do their 'best' to make sure Mr. Murphy gets elected.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/21/2012 15:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Democrats have awoke a giant but not only those of Catholic faith:



Posted by: Dale || 10/21/2012 15:32 Comments || Top||


DNC Owes Union Bank $15M
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) now owes $15 million to the union-owned Amalgamated Bank of New York, campaign finance records show.

The DNC received a $7 million loan from the bank in September, in addition to the $8 million loan it took out the previous month, neither of which has been paid back. The loans account for the majority of the committee's $20 million in total debt.

The DNC paid Amalgamated Bank more than $18,000 in loan interest for the month of September, the records show.

Amalgamated Bank, often described as "America's Labor Bank," is a national entity, the majority of which is owned by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a large, politically active union with deep ties to the Democratic Party.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [528 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just wait... these clowns in the Jack-Ass Party think that their IOU's are good, because they have been lulled into believing in Obama Spending Policies, and they will pay the debt off. HUH !

If there ever was a reason for Banking reform this is it, NO BANK should be involved in campaign financing... Where is the collateral for the loan... Obama's balls ? ... he ain't got none... nor does the Head of the Dem Party Debbie Wasserman Schultz, but discussing that would get us into the "voting your feminine parts" instead of your intellect. So Debbie, do you have a PIMP to help you out in collecting for the debt ?
Posted by: Waldemar Mussolini7721 || 10/21/2012 2:33 Comments || Top||

#2  That's the Bank of America whose name was censored from DNC convention reports, right?
Posted by: lotp || 10/21/2012 11:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Iff the Bammer is re-elected, maybe the DNC can demand he do a France ..

To wit,

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [French National Assembly]FRANCE APPROVES 75% TAX RATE ON HIGHEST [income]]EARNERS, for a two-year period on those making more than US$1.3Milyuhn or EU$1.oMilyuhn per annum, i.e. an estimated 1500 Persons.

"To Each according to their Means".

UMP LAWMAKER = argues that the 75% rate is a de facto punitive tax, + fears that an unknown number of Taxpayers will choose to leave France.

"Taxpayers" also read - COMPANIES, ASSETS/INVESTMENTS + LOCAL JOBS, ETC. DERIVED THEREFROM.

and

* SAME > FRENCH REPORT [Govt.] TO URGE PAYROLL CUTS - MEDIA. Payroll tax only?

The new law only affects those earning par or above 3.5X French gross minimum wage of EU$9.4 an hour or EU$1,425.67 an month.

ARTIC = any lost Revenues must be made up by massive cuts in Public Spending, "far beyond" the original EU$10.0Bilyuhn envisaged in the 2013 Budget; + increases in VAT + CSG Levies.

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/22/2012 0:19 Comments || Top||


W.H. Tries to Write Al Qaeda Out of Libya Story
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [385 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This administration must go. I am sick and disgusted with the leadership of my country.
Posted by: 49 pan || 10/21/2012 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Joseph Goebbels was busy with the pitch fork up his rear, so they're trying this without professional help.
Posted by: Jack Salami || 10/21/2012 9:53 Comments || Top||

#3  OK, Just show me the video. Real time. Who will they throw under the bus this time.
Posted by: Dale || 10/21/2012 16:38 Comments || Top||



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