we are too stupid and need baby sitting
Harris County (Texas) Clerk is reportedly asking for a district attorney investigation of OFA voter fraud as a result of Operation Veritas.
Good! That’s a start!
“A day with the Gas Can Man”
Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley, who fought in some of the U.S. Army’s bloodiest battles in three wars, died Wednesday in Columbus, Georgia. He was 92.
Plumley saw action in some of the largest battles of World War II, including the Battle of Normandy, the Battle of Salerno in Italy and Operation Market Garden.
He then fought in the Korean War, but it was his role in the Battle of Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam that brought him the most fame. The battle was chronicled in the book “We Were Soldiers Once … and Young,” which was later a 2002 movie starring Mel Gibson. Sam Elliott played Plumley.
We have always been blessed with the quality of our service people.
Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his countrys cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle.
Thought you might enjoy this, I have a VERY low-traffic satire site. I have a post on the Elizabeth Warren law license issue, and because the media is completely ignoring this issue it comes up second on Google for “elizabeth warren and passing law exam” and on the first page for other searches that really ought to bring up real news. There are no links to this page other than from my own site, no one’s talking about it, but because of the media blackout it still ranks highly.
When I said “enjoy” I meant in a sardonic manner.
From “Debbie Does Benghazi”….
At Michelle Malkin’s blog, her lead for this story is “DWS: Just because the administration put out stories about Benghazi that proved to be wrong doesn’t mean they were false at the time they were told”.
Also, the first poster has an interesting observation which states: “wow, now i know who clinton was talking to when he was trying to explain ‘is’.”
Ugh – totally hypocritical, totally corrupt…
Article: Al Gore has thrived as green-tech investor
“Just before leaving public office in 2001, Gore reported assets of less than $2 million; today, his wealth is estimated at $100 million.
Gore charted this path by returning to his longtime passion — clean energy. He benefited from a powerful resume and a constellation of friends in the investment world and in Washington. And four years ago, his portfolio aligned smoothly with the agenda of an incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds on alternative energy…”
Bloomberg headline: Jobless Claims in U.S. Fall to Four-Year Low as Quarter Starts. This number is below the lowest estimate of surveyed economists.
Applications for jobless benefits dropped 30,000 to 339,000 in the week ended Oct. 6, the fewest since February 2008, Labor Department figures showed today. Economists forecast 370,000 claims, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey. One state accounted for most of the plunge in claims, a Labor Department spokesman said as the data were issued to the press…(p) Estimates for first-time claims ranged from 355,000 to 377,000 in the Bloomberg survey of 49 economists.
That’s helpful to Biden on the day of the debate.
More from Bloomberg:
Unadjusted claims typically surge at the start of a quarter as people receiving benefits reapply in order for the government to recertify their applications, the Labor Department spokesman said. The year’s increase was smaller than projected, because one large state showed a drop rather than an increase, the spokesman said. The breakdown by state will show up in next week’s report.
That’s puzzling because the press release contains breakdowns by state. Presumably the ambiguity will soon be cleared up as the data is scrutinized.
I’m happy for people who kept their jobs, but the face value of this report is not good news for the Romney campaign. Not surprisingly, MSNBC is upbeat.
I’m waiting for the data to be assessed critically and for the market’s reaction (up a half percent so far). Obama is up over 1% on Intrade since the report was released.
Afterthought: I recently saw a post claiming that the 1992 unemployment picture started to brighten as the election approached, but it happened too late to help Bush. (Unfortunately I did not bookmark the link.) Otoh, the role of today’s MSM is very different from what it was in 1992.
Afaic today’s jobless report marginally helps Obama—it does the opposite if manipulation of the data is proved—but the election remains close.
ouple of things struck me with the report and I mentioned it at the thread at Zeroedge
1. In actual terms..not seasonally adjusted there were 26,000 more first time applications for unemployment.
The advance number of actual initial claims under state programs, unadjusted, totaled 327,063 in the week ending October 6, an increase of 25,990 from the previous week.
I dont mind seasonal adjustments except when the direction becomes opposite of reality. The applied adjustment was deceptively low causing an actual “worse week” to seem the opposite.
2. Where is the impact of 40,000 teachers collecting for a couple of weeks? Is that the “missing State”?
Proper credit to Prof J here in this article
CT Senate race. I wish I had see the debate
From Carolina Plott Hound (a Drudge-like NC conservative aggregator), Charlotte NC city officials put out a map showing electrical use rates neighborhood by neighborhood to “encourage” residents to conserve, coinciding with the city’s Environmental Sustainability Week. As the Plott Hound editor says with headline: ‘Big Brother’s Electricity Rectal Exam – Encourage for now, coerce later’
Charlotte Observer (waaay lib) account:
“The city hopes the map will encourage residents to think about how they can cut their energy use, community energy coordinator Nicole Storey said, such as by turning off lights, dialing down thermostat settings or installing insulation. The city has created energy-efficiency programs in 18 Charlotte neighborhoods.”
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/10/10/3588641/map-shows-electricity-use-across.html#storylink=cpy
NC = Swing state, 15 EVs, won by Obama by 14k votes ’08. State Congress went full GOP in 2010. GOP gov candidate +14. Plott Hound has daily link to RCP poll average for the race, plus tables of all the major polls for the race:
Carolina Plott Hound main page:
Do you think this is abit disturbing for Democrats to see?
This Althouse post is linked in the Blogs I Read section, but it’s worth reemphasizing, together with her prior post that Althouse links.
Her point is that Obama did not do badly in the debate but Romney did well. Obama’s “poor performance” is damage control spun by the jounolisting Left as a way of taking the spotlight off of Romney’s fitness for the Presidency.
Did conservatives fall for it? Romney was not the conservative choice during the primaries, and we are more enthused about bashing Obama than we are about supporting Mitt. As we deride Obama, are we failing to take full advantage of Romney’s victory? Have we been cleverly manipulated?
Caught on tape, lying.
SO MANY WERE IN CONTENTION: PJ Media and The New Criterion Announce Winners of Inaugural Walter Duranty Prize For Journalistic Mendacity. Andrew Sullivan will be devastated that he’s only Second Runner-Up. Still, it’s a dishonor just to be nominated.
Andy Sullivan really deserves a life-time award of some kind.
Those emails border on extortion. WE KNOW YOU HAVEN’T DONATED YET and WE KNOW where you live….DONATE now or else…..
Professor, troubling emails I got today from Obama campaign:
Listen up Raquel.
This week, we need to make some of the last, tough choices about what the final push of this grassroots organization will look like — where we can compete and how fiercely.
It’s a close race, and you hold the power here. According to our records associated with this exact email address:
— Your supporter ID is: 1014906399
— Most recent donation: $0
— Total amount donated in 2012: $0
It looks like you haven’t given yet. That may be because you gave using a different email address than you’re using now — if we’ve got this wrong, I apologize.
But if you have not yet given, there’s still time. Just not very much — this Friday is one of our last opportunities to plan for the final weeks of this campaign.
Give $5 or more today ahead of this Friday’s big budget deadline? That’s just 19 cents for each day we have left.
We’re looking at what we have in the bank by Friday at midnight in order to determine how many more offices we can open, how many new field organizers we can hire, and how fiercely we can compete in critical battleground states.
As we face these difficult decisions, the President needs your support if we’re going win.
Chip in $5 or more now, before the big budget deadline:
And the other email a few hours ago:
If you want to wake up on November 7th to four more years of President Obama, and not the alternative, then chip in $5 or more today — that’s just $1.25 for each week we have left.
The bottom line is that we’re running out of time to get our organization where it needs to be for the final push — and make-or-break budget decisions are coming up at the end of this week. And, according to our records associated with this email address, you haven’t donated to this campaign yet, so, if you’ve been waiting for the right moment, that time is now.
We have a rapidly shrinking window to hire those last few organizers, open those last few offices in states like Florida and Colorado, and recruit the volunteers who will determine how many voters we reach in those all-important final days before November 6th.
So … yeah. This is URGENT. It’s time for you to STEP UP.
You’ve waited until the last month to own a piece of this campaign. DON’T WAIT ANY LONGER — your donation is needed right now:
Thanks. You’re great.
National Finance Director
Obama for America
Talk about desperation, and bare knuckle tactics. WTF
“WYNN: I’ve created about 250,000 direct and indirect jobs according to the state of Nevada’s measurement. If the number is 250,000, that’s exactly 250,000 more than this president, who I’ll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs. I’m a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don’t like having a bulls-eye painted on our back.
The president is trying to put himself between me and my employees. By class warfare, by deprecating and calling a group that makes money ‘billionaires and millionaires who don’t pay their share.’ I gave 120% of my salary and bonus away last year to charities, as I do most years. I can’t stand the idea of being demagogued, that is put down by a president who has never created any jobs and who doesn’t even understand how the economy works.”
Obama might want to put some ice on that…
What a bunch of..
Giant manure pile dumped at local Democratic headquarters in Ohio
Democratic volunteers in southwest Ohio on Tuesday were shocked to find the entrance to their headquarters blocked by a massive pile of horse manure, according to a local report.
Warren County Democratic chair Beth Goldenfield told WKRC Cincinnati that her staff was sickened by the prank, which they think occurred sometime after 10 p.m. on Monday.
Goldenfield suspected a few local GOP elephants were behind the nasty dung attack.
Steve Wynn, mensch, interviewed about his views on Obama. Talks about how Obama’s unpredictable craziness prevented him from pursuing a project that would’ve created over 10,000 jobs.
Luke’s son his good friends with Mr. Wynn’s grandson, and his grandson told Luke’s son that on his next birthday he’s taking Luke’s son by private jet to go stay with his grandpa in Vegas. Luke is a bit jealous.
“So yeah, I can picture him as this slightly — “chubby” is too strong, but rounded, short little guy, Barry Obama. And he told us that his father was an Indonesian king and that he was a prince, and after he finished school he was going to go back, and he would be a ruler in Indonesia. And I absolutely believed him.
I understand that he told his fifth-grade class that he was Kenyan royalty, but I never heard that story until years later. My sister and I remember very clearly that he was an Indonesian prince and that he would be going back there. So there was some reference to where he had come from, and the understanding was his family was there.”
My comment: There is a reason that the Obama campaign prefers not to take questions on these issues from anyone who knows what he is talking about and is in a position to ask appropriate follow-up questions. There is also a reason why the campaign’s responses are so misleading.
Day three of Donation-Gate…developing…
O’Keefe strikes again. This time paid campaign worker for Obama assists voter in voting twice–once in Florida and once in Texas.
When the MSM fails, you gotta do what you gotta do.
Barack Obama attended the 1991 wedding of vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz. This reminds me of Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun when the fireworks store was exploding behind him. “Nothing to see here. No bias at all. Move it along folks.”
Meanwhile, ABC’s Jake Tapper reports that the former top security official at the embassy says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s bureaucracy rejected his requests, over most of this year, to beef up security at the site in response to credible threats of a terrorist attack:
How many layers of lies does this make…???
National Review On Line credits Prof. Jacobson re: Warren’s practice of law without a license:
More on obama phones …its worse than we thought.
Woman hoards “30” Government Life line phones or Obama phones
From a Yahoo article: http://news.yahoo.com/state-dept-reveals-details-benghazi-attack-062900114.html
American security agents taking fire across more than a mile of the city, the ambassador and three employees killed and others forced into a daring car escape against traffic.
When can we expect to hear from the “others forced into a daring car escape against traffic”? Certainly not before November 6, 2012.
Black actress Stacey Dash comes out in support of Romney and the the left goes berzerk on twitter.
Her interview with Piers Morgan. Bravo Stacey!