Monday, September 26, 2011

US Presidential Debates- New Single Topic Format Proposed � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

US Presidential Debates- New Single Topic Format Proposed � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):


one topic left—no more dancing around it—eligibility!

via US Presidential Debates- New Single Topic Format Proposed.

The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it. In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify “key bloggers” and to monitor “billions of conversations” about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs

Sept 26, 2011
The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify “Key Bloggers” And Monitor Billions Of Conversations Federal Reserve Big Brother
The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it.  In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify “key bloggers” and to monitor “billions of conversations” about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs. 

This is yet another sign that the alternative media is having a dramatic impact.  As first reported on Zero Hedge, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has issued a “Request for Proposal” to suppliers who may be interested in participating in the development of a “Sentiment Analysis And Social Media Monitoring Solution”. 

In other words, the Federal Reserve wants to develop a highly sophisticated system that will gather everything that you and I say about the Federal Reserve on the Internet and that will analyze what our feelings about the Fed are. 

Obviously, any “positive” feelings about the Fed would not be a problem.  What they really want to do is to gather information on everyone that views the Federal Reserve negatively.  It is unclear how they plan to use this information once they have it, but considering how many alternative media sources have been shut down lately, this is obviously a very troubling sign......

Prison � Ron Paul: Time to De-Recognize the United Nations

Prison � Ron Paul:

Time to De-Recognize the United Nations: Another helping of weekly Texas Straight Talk from the Congressman.

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Prison � Blogger Tech Says Activist Post Taken Down by “Automated Process”

Prison � Blogger Tech Says Activist Post Taken Down by “Automated Process”:

Blogger censorship is nothing new. The blogging platform owned by Google has a history of taking out blogs and websites it does not like or that are uncomfortable for the establishment.

Google worked closely with the authoritarian government in China to censor the internet. It’s video platform Youtube continually receives complaints that it removes controversial videos, especially politically controversial videos.

So it came as no surprise when.....

Prison � The Hill: Perry To Drop Out, Ron Paul To Be Romney’s Rival

Prison � The Hill: Perry To Drop Out, Ron Paul To Be Romney’s Rival:

Alex Jones explained why the momentum behind Ron Paul’s campaign has him firmly challenging as a top tier candidate on the Sunday show, and it’s a view increasingly being acknowledged by even mainstream political commentators.

Writing for The Hill, Capitol..............

Why An Income Tax is NOT Necessary to Fund the U.S. Government

Why An Income Tax is NOT Necessary to Fund the U.S. Government:

Can this statement possibly be true?

In order to answer this question, Americans must first understand what is the source of the money that funds the government and where it goes.

Contrary to the sound bites issued by the two mainstream political parties, the reality of how the system actually works will not only open your eyes, but hopefully stimulate the American people to demand that the thievery underway come to an end.

Where do your "income" tax dollars go?

The best place to look for an answer to this question would be a government report, so let's take just one at random:.......

Obama's stale LinkedIn profile

Obama's stale LinkedIn profile:

A short statement under the summary section of the president’s profile summons the more-than-just-one-man ethos the Obama team promoted in late 2008 and 2009, which appears to be when the profile was last updated.

“The administration can't only be about me,” the blurb says. “It must be about us -- it must be about what we can do together. It is about reclaiming the meaning of citizenship, restoring our sense of common purpose, and realizing that few obstacles can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change.”

Below that paragraph, the president’s areas of “expertise” are listed.

“I have worked to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how their tax dollars are spent.

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Video: Angry Obama Tells Black Group “Stop complainin’,” Shut Up and Follow Me | Expose Obama

Video: Angry Obama Tells Black Group “Stop complainin’,” Shut Up and Follow Me | Expose Obama:

Obama is on the stump before the group that most supports his agenda,the Congressional Black Caucus,and he’s never looked angrier.

The president and the CBC have a friendly spat going,because members such as Maxine Waters believe Obama has not done enough for her constituents.

(Their answer:steal more money from productive America.)

Knowing he has only 13 more unconscionable unemployment reports left until the election,Obama sees his supporters leaving in droves and even stalwart partisans in the CBC keeping their distance. He has attempted to cement their support as only Obama would:by telling them to shut the Hell up.

Reaching for Martin Luther King Jr.’s eloquence,Obama told the CBC:...............

VIDEO: Black Panther Threatens Student Activist for Passing Out Constitutions

VIDEO: Black Panther Threatens Student Activist for Passing Out Constitutions:

Are students that promote the black panther ideology and the Office of Diversity in league together at the University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD)?

It would would appear so in the video below. The events took place last week as one young man, Phil Cleary, handed out pocket Constitutions on campus in honor of Constitution Day. He had a table with literature promoting Youth for Western Civilization, a group dedicated to traditional values and western civilization, and engaged in students and faculty passing by.

Then, the leftists showed up to heckle.

The young man in the video, Blair Jordon Moses, threatened to "exercise" his 2nd amendment rights if he perceived that there was any kind of threat to the Multicultural Center. He did not define what a threat would constitute but suggested that the existence of the group Youth for Western Civilization would count.

Blair was wearing a pin on his jacket picturing Huey P. Newton carying a gun. For those of you who don't know, Newton was a founder of the Black Panthers. The Black Panthers is a violent and ethnocentric organization that promotes racial divides and anti-American rhetoric.

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Army, Marines could cut 150K troops

Army, Marines could cut 150K troops:

Automatic cuts to defense spending could leave the Pentagon with its lowest share of the federal budget since before World War II, shrinking the Army and Marine Corps by some 150,000 troops and leaving fewer warships and combat aircraft to project U.S. power around the world, according to an analysis prepared for House Armed Services Committee Republicans.

The analysis, distributed Friday as part of panel Chairman Buck McKeon’s efforts to lobby against deeper defense cuts by the deficit-reduction supercommittee, paints a dire picture of a “hollow force” unable to meet national security needs and forced to return to a draft to fill its ranks.

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Could gas fall to $3 a gallon?

Could gas fall to $3 a gallon?:

“Could gas fall to $3 a gallon?”


Americans Have A very Short Memory!

It wasn’t that long ago when we were all bitchin’ that the price might GO UP TO 3$per!!!!!

The “conditioning” really works, huh!!!

They got our #!

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What Marines Do When They Get Bored

What Marines Do When They Get Bored:

"Hey, boys will be boys, but sometimes a little fun for our armed forces doesn't hurt. This is the U.S. Marines Corps Weapons Company who have become bored during Mojave Viper Training at the MCAGCC/MAGTFTC base in Twentynine Palms."


Obama Lies about the ‘Do-Nothing Congress’

Obama Lies about the ‘Do-Nothing Congress’:

‘This Congress, they are accustomed to doing nothing, and they’re comfortable with doing nothing, and they keep on doing nothing,” President Obama whined at a September 15 Democratic National Committee gathering in a private Washington residence.

Now that his “Blame Bush” hobby horse finally has retired to the glue factory, Obama resorts to pinning America’s woes on the “Do-Nothing Congress.” If only these parliamentarians would stop taking endless lunches, sipping cocktails at Capitol Hill happy hours, and napping at their desks, America might have some chance of returning to normal.

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Obama's Biggest Lies

Obama's Biggest Lies:

Obama's Biggest Lies ^ | September 26, 2011 | Peter Ferrara

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 10:59:55 AM by Kaslin


It’s 5 Minutes to Midnight!| The Post & Email

It’s 5 Minutes to Midnight!| The Post & Email:


by Neil Turner

The badges of U.S. marshals and sheriffs are star-shaped, unlike those of police departments and FBI agents

(Sep. 26, 2011) — Tea Parties are voluntary groups of citizens normally bent on restoring and/or maintaining our Constitutional rights;

Sheriff’s Posses are voluntary groups of citizens sworn to uphold and maintain our Constitutional rights;

Sheriffs are the key to forming volunteer posses – to investigate valid complaints by responsible voluntary citizens groups such as uncorrupted Tea Parties (but any uncorrupted citizens’ groups will do);

What a TEAM!..................

If Only the Republican Had Won in 2008 by Jim Cox

If Only the Republican Had Won in 2008 by Jim Cox:

Republican pundits such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Neal Boortz properly lament what a disaster Democrat Barack Obama has been as president. Oh, if only the voters had selected the Republican nominee in November 2008 just think of where we’d be today!

So what would John McCain have done had he been elected and sworn in January 2009? We know both Obama and McCain supported the bailouts to Wall Street in the Fall of 2008. In fact, McCain supported the bailout to the point of actually suspending his campaign to emphasize its importance! Nothing different there.

Obama gave us the stimulus of 2009 – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – as an effort to revive the weakened economy. McCain’s position? Well, he did actually vote Nay, knowing the bill would pass the Senate safely. Given McCain’s history on such things it is almost certain that had he been president he, like Obama, would have sought a stimulus bill rather than letting the market sort things out.

Obama reneged on his campaign promises of..............

Reality Dawning by Chris Sullivan

Reality Dawning by Chris Sullivan:

Many years ago, a group of disgruntled patriots, nationalists or terrorists – depending on your perspective – went into the Capitol building in D.C. and shot five congressmen. The assailants were four Puerto Rican nationalists who unfurled a flag of Puerto Rico and then fired thirty shots into the floor of the chamber. This incident happened on March 1, 1954.

As far as I know, nobody tried to claim that these people committed this act for anything other than political reasons or that "they hate us for our freedom." One of the shooters supposedly shouted "Free Puerto Rico."

There was no talk of "3/1 changed everything." Everybody probably understood that the shooters wanted the US out of Puerto Rico. If someone had inquired as to why the assailants shot the congressmen, they wouldn't have been accused of "trying to justify the terrorists," it would have been recognized as a simple inquiry as to motive.

The same thing is true of the World Trade Center/Pentagon caper, but the public is discouraged from believing the perpetrators. Soon after the attack, Osama Bin Laden appeared in a video tape wearing his US issued Goretex camouflage jacket saying that he had nothing to do with the attack, but that he.......................

Globalization Stinks| The Post & Email

Globalization Stinks| The Post & Email:


by 82ndSgt, blogging at The Right Planet, �2011

Clinton signs NAFTA

(Sep. 26, 2011) — Ever since the 90s jobs have been flowing overseas. At first, telecenter work was outsourced, and workers were callously asked to train their replacements in India. In some cases severance pay was used as leverage to compel American workers to train their replacements.

Why pay an American $15 per hour when you can pay someone from India $3 per hour? The telecenters were first because -let’s face it- telecenters are fairly inexpensive to shut down in one place, and set up elsewhere. It was an easy way for corporations to cut costs. When this began to happen, no one really complained except those who were losing their jobs, and anyone calling customer service and encountering a thick accent (“could you repeat that please, Sajwat”?).

Corporations were thoroughly enjoying NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and other ludicrous trade deals as they saw their expenses drop and their profits rise.

Then the computer programming jobs began to be outsourced -again to India- but still lawmakers failed to see the fallacy of their globalist vision.................

Washington reinterprets constitutional eligibility

Washington reinterprets constitutional eligibility:

A Guyana-born naturalized American citizen fits the Federal Elections Commission's requirements to run for president, the FEC announced in a ruling.

The case involves New York lawyer Abdul Hassan, who was born in the South American country in 1974. Hassan argues it is discriminatory to not allow him to run for office.

Responding to criticism of possible dual-loyalty issues, Hassan said in a radio interview that a person's place of birth should not determine his patriotism or presidential eligibility.

"I am an attorney," he said. "When I undertake the representation of a client, I have to act in the best interests of my client," Hassan stated on "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on New York's WABC Radio.

Autographed copies of Jerome Corsi's "Where’s the Birth Certificate?" are available only from the WND Superstore

Continued Hassan: "If I represent someone in my community … and I undertake your representation, I owe you 100 percent loyalty and my duty is solely to protect and to advance your interests."

"It would be no different if I were to be president of the United States," he contended. "If I believe that I cannot act in the best interests, I wouldn't be doing this."..............

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The GOP Still Needs a Candidate (Can any of the present candidates beat Barack Obama?)

The GOP Still Needs a Candidate (Can any of the present candidates beat Barack Obama?):


Y’mean BESIDES RP?????

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Obama Ordered To Denver Bunker By US Military | � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Obama Ordered To Denver Bunker By US Military | � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

Obama Ordered To Denver Bunker By US Military |
September 14, 2011 Gunny G

Obama Ordered To Denver Bunker By US Military |

Obama Ordered To Denver Bunker By US Military |

A disturbing report prepared by General Alexey Maslov, the Senior Military Representative of the Permanent Mission of Russia to NATO, states that he has been notified by the Americans of their plan to hold a DEFCON 1 “Cocked Pistol” maximum readiness alert drill on 27 September which will be overseen by President Obama at one the United States most secure bunkers located beneath the Denver International Airport……….



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Why Are Rick Perry And Mitt Romney Getting About Twice As Much Talking Time? � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Why Are Rick Perry And Mitt Romney Getting About Twice As Much Talking Time? � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

Considering the fact that no real votes will be cast until next year and considering the fact that the polls are constantly changing, shouldn’t all of the candidates participating in the Republican debates be given roughly the same amount of time to talk? After all, what kind of a “debate” is it when certain candidates are given double (or sometimes even triple) the amount of talking time?

Why is it that Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have been getting about twice as much talking time as the other candidates during the Republican debates? It is amazing that more people are not calling into question the credibility of these “debates”. Whether you support one of the Republican candidates or not, we should all....................

Fed Program to “Monitor Conversations” Is Intimidation Tactic ~ “US Army was monitoring protests against Federal Reserve in 2008″ � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Fed Program to “Monitor Conversations” Is Intimidation Tactic ~ “US Army was monitoring protests against Federal Reserve in 2008″ � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

Fed Program to “Monitor Conversations” Is Intimidation Tactic ~ “US Army was monitoring protests against Federal Reserve in 2008″

September 26, 2011 Gunny G

US Army was monitoring protests against Federal Reserve in 2008

Paul Joseph Watson


Monday, September 26, 2011

The blogosphere has exploded with interest over the Federal Reserve’s move to follow in the footsteps of the Obama campaign’s “Attack Watch” by monitoring and identifying its critics, but many seem to have missed the obvious intention of the announcement – it’s an intimidation tactic designed to chill dissent.

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As Zero Hedge explains, the Federal Reserve, “Is requesting the creation of a “Social Listening Platform” whose function is to “gather data from various social media outlets and news sources.”

It will “monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria.” The Fed’s desired product.......................

Some Iowa postal workers could be paid for no work

Some Iowa postal workers could be paid for no work:

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Some workers at a Sioux City mail processing center could be paid even if they don't work after the facility closes.

The U.S. Postal Service is closing the center on Friday and transferring the work to Sioux Falls, S.D.

Spokesman Richard Watkins said that about 100 workers have taken other mail jobs and 40 others are on standby status. Those standby workers will have to take other postal service jobs before their contract expires in 2015. In the meantime, Watkins said, they could be asked to report to the Sioux City post office and sit in a room until called upon to fill in where needed.

Under the contract, those 40 union workers would get $1.72 million plus benefits for doing little or no work.

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Sarah Palin Can Save This Republic � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

Sarah Palin Can Save This Republic � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

I want a presidential candidate who has no history of cozying up to terrorists; nor do I want a candidate friendly with religions and countries which do not denounce terrorists; or who allow illegal immigrants to come here; or those that support socialist policies.

For me that means I must omit Chris Christie, Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney from receiving my support. That’s the way I roll, to save the Republic.

Sarah Palin’s record in Alaska shows her to be the bravest, most effective executive I’ve ever seen. She accomplished incredible feats as Governor and united Democrats and Republicans in order to succeed with projects which brought great prosperity to her state.

She swept the Capitol clean of traditional political corruption and cronyism in situations where typical politicians wouldn’t dare risk their political capital and financial support by rocking the boat.

Sarah Palin scares people. And that’s good......

The Bugaboo of the Left

The Bugaboo of the Left:
The rogues' gallery of the far left is enormously spacious, and it doesn't take much to be eligible for inclusion; any conservative worth his or her salt automatically qualifies.

But with the possible exception of that eternal bogeyman, Richard Nixon, nobody is hated by the left with such abandon; nobody is more vilified; nobody is targeted with such volcanic eruptions of insane hatred and vitriol as former Vice President Dick Cheney.

But why? What did Cheney do to deserve such vicious scorn?

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READER RESPONSE…CFP: Obama’s ineligibility: All members of Congress have violated their oath of office � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

READER RESPONSE…CFP: Obama’s ineligibility: All members of Congress have violated their oath of office � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):


CFP: Obama’s ineligibility: All members of Congress have violated their oath of office

September 26, 2011 Gunny G


Sorry, I had to break this into two separate comments. Wish I could learn to write more concisely.

Go to — watch the video series at the upper left corner of the home page — then look around the site there and find the whole explanation as to how and why we have to take this action. We need all the help we can get.

There is no need to just continue fussing about the situation, no need to continue petitioning the Congress or flooding their e-mail boxes, etc. etc. They are totally ignoring all this. They cannot ignore what the GOOOH process is doing. Thank you.

For Col. Sellin: Thank you Sir for all the effort you........

Why Did 8 People Turn 180 Degrees on Abortion Stance in Seconds? (180 Movie released)

Why Did 8 People Turn 180 Degrees on Abortion Stance in Seconds? (180 Movie released):

The evangelist producer of an online documentary to be released this Sunday has high hopes that the film, which shows eight pro-abortion young adults change their stance to pro-life just moments after being asked a question,

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Serfs in Warrenville

Serfs in Warrenville:

If nothing else, Elizabeth Warren's campaign for Commissar of Massachusetts deserves to be credited for getting at the heart of the issue. And the issue is private property.

Is there such a thing as private property? According to the Warrens, private property is a false construct. Property is generated, maintained and protected through the state. The individual is a sharecropper whom the state generously allows to retain the majority of his wealth and land. But when the individual begins getting uppity and asking why he has to give the state so much, then it's time to remind him that everything he has really belongs to the state.

Elizabeth Warren is unsurprisingly a lawyer, even less surprisingly, a Harvard Law professor, still less surprisingly, she had a string of government appointments on influential committees.

Her resume is representative of how unrepresentative Harvard lawyers with government connections are to the people on whose behalf they claim to have abolished private property.

After overseeing the TARP boondoggle, Warren insists with a straight face that the government has the right to demand more money from the people for the benefit of everyone around them.

"You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for," Warren says. But the flip side of that equation is.................

Red Reps 14: Scoop! Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva’s Communist Party Connections

Red Reps 14: Scoop! Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva’s Communist Party Connections:

Raul Grijalva

Most Arizona voters are probably aware that the 7th district Rep. Raul Grijalva leans pretty far to the left. After all he is co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the nearly 80 strong bloc of mainly socialist connected Democrats. Some might know too, that while studying at the University of Arizona in the early 1970s Grijalva was a member of MEChA, the infamous Chicano separatist group known for its love of Cuba and its Marxist values.

I’m betting though that few voters know of Raul Grijalva’s connection to the Arizona District of the Communist Party USA.

Arizona’s communists are very active. Once strong in the mining industry, the Party has in recent years focused on the protecting the illegal immigration movement, and in electing sympathetic Democrats to local and national office.

Raul Grijalva’s first documented ties the the Communist Party USA date from 1993, when then Pima County Board of Supervisors member Raul M.Grijalva, penned an article on NAFTA for the Party’s People’s Weekly World, November 13 issue.

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Obama takes shots at Perry, GOP debates

Obama takes shots at Perry, GOP debates:

WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is swiping at Texas Gov. Rick Perry, criticizing him as "a governor whose state is on fire, denying climate change."

Obama also poked at the audience reactions at recent GOP presidential debates, singling out those who cheered at the prospect of someone dying because he didn't have health insurance - and those who booed a gay service member.

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Obama Solyndra Scandal:No Outrage From Maxine Waters,NAACP,MSNBC & Liberal Leaders. Hope&Change?

Obama Solyndra Scandal:No Outrage From Maxine Waters,NAACP,MSNBC & Liberal Leaders. Hope&Change?:

Obama and his cronies flush 535 Billion down the toilet,yet we hear no public outrage from the NAACP? Wouldn't you think they would be enraged that the 1/2 Billion would of been better spent to create job for black teens? Where is Nancy Pelosi&Reid? How come no Democratic Leader is denouncing Obama on this issue?

Yet Pelosi has a cow when a congressman yells "YOU LIE" to Obama. If this had had happened during the Bush years,what do you think would of happened? NAACP Screaming for Impeachment?............

Huckabee: Perry 'not prepared ... looked dumbfounded'

Huckabee: Perry 'not prepared ... looked dumbfounded':

Mike Huckabee, the former presidential candidate and certified non-fan of Rick Perry, says the Texas governor isn't ready for the 2012 primetime.

Perry's latest debate performance showed he is "not prepared for the pressure of the presidential stage yet," Huckabee said on Fox News Saturday. "Rick Perry's got a struggle ahead of him."

Huckabee compared Perry to 2008 presidential candidate Fred Thompson, who entered the race late to huge anticipation and quickly ran out of steam. During that campaign, Huckabee sought Perry's endorsement, only to see his neighboring governor back Rudy Giuliani.

The former Arkansas governor said Perry fumbled the debate question about his support for giving in-state college tuition to the children of illegal immigrants. Perry's problem, Huckabee said, was that he positioned himself "really in opposition to the [GOP] base."

"Rick Perry could have answered that in a way that could have defused it," Huckabee said. "We’re not talking about people who just showed up to go to college, we’re talking about people we educated in our schools."

Instead, Huckabee jabbed: "He just looked dumbfounded."

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Obama mocks GOP debates, says he stands for ‘fact-based’ America (Gov. whose state is on fire..")

Obama mocks GOP debates, says he stands for ‘fact-based’ America (Gov. whose state is on fire.."):

President Obama broadened his attack on Republicans Sunday night, firing an indirect shot at Texas Gov. Rick Perry and condemning audience members at recent Republican debates.

At a fundraiser in San Jose, Calif., Obama said that some in the audience might be former Republicans "but are puzzled by what's happening to that party," and voters should back him if they believe in a "fact-based" America.

"I mean has anybody been watching the debates lately?" Obama said. "You've got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change.

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Today's Toons 9/26/11

Today's Toons 9/26/11:

Today's Toons 9/26/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 9/26/11 | pookie18

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 4:44:25 AM by pookie18

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Americans fail to appreciate local papers

Americans fail to appreciate local papers:

A majority of Americans don't seem to recognize the value of their local newspaper.

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, most people say they wouldn't miss local news if their newspaper no longer existed. But at the same time, they say they rely on their newspaper for a broad range of local information.

Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed said their local newspaper's absence wouldn't have a major effect on their ability to keep up with information about their community.

But print and online versions of newspapers ranked first or tied for first on 11 of 16 local news topics the survey asked about. People said they turn to newspapers first for everything from community and crime news to arts and culture, social services, zoning and development.

Newspapers tied with the Internet for news on housing, schools and jobs, and with TV for local political news.

"People may assume that........

FREEP THIS POLL: Wall Street protesters cuffed, pepper-sprayed during 'inequality' march

FREEP THIS POLL: Wall Street protesters cuffed, pepper-sprayed during 'inequality' march:

Scores of protesters were arrested in Manhattan Saturday as a march against social inequality turned violent.

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Grover Norquist’s New Muslim Prot�g� (A MUST READ)

Grover Norquist’s New Muslim Prot�g� (A MUST READ):

“To illustrate the danger of the first approach of evil habit, the Arabs have a proverb, ‘Beware of the camel’s nose,’” wrote 19th century British author, Lydia Sigourney.

Why? Because once the camel gets its nose inside the tent, his body will soon follow. And once the camel gets inside the tent, the former occupants face a choice: leave the tent, or lie down in the camel’s bed.

The Republican primary victory of Imad Afif “David” Ramadan in the 87th legislative district in Virginia on Aug. 23 reminds me of this Arab proverb – not because Ramadan is the camel’s nose. If anything, he is the camel’s tail.

Imad Ramadan is just the latest of a series of Muslim prot�g�s discovered and promoted by Republican activist Grover Norquist, the man whose vicious personal attacks on conservative Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma over ethanol subsidies earlier this year (Norquist favored the corporate hand-outs; Coburn opposed them) prompted Coburn’s chief of staff to respond that Norquist has become the “chief cleric of sharia tax law.”

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