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  • Cain, "Harassment Charges All Lies"

     

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    "I have never sexually harassed anyone, let's say that. Secondly, I've never sexually harassed anyone, and yes, I was falsely accused while I was at the National Restaurant Association, and I say falsely, because it turned out, after the investigation, to be baseless. The people mentioned in that article were the ones who would be aware of any misdoings, and they have attested to my integrity and my character. It is totally baseless, and totally false, never have I committed any sort of sexual harassment," Herman Cain told FOX News about claims from Politico that he was involved in the sexual harassment of two former employees.

  • Hard Left OWS Plan

    American Thinker    Original Article
    The hard progressive left in America has been unleashed into the streets by the community organizer in the White House. The current crop of street pawns, the banal cattle of Occupy Wall Street movement, are fed, herded, and coldly led by the professional agitators from ACORN, SEIU, and the Communist Party of America. These hardcore Alinskyites are well-funded and well-organized. Through a series of set-piece street actions and media events coordinated with the White House, the street cattle's drumbeat attacks on capitalism, property rights, and traditional religious and working class values have successfully dominated the news cycles
  • Mad Michelle

    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    Michelle’s back, and she’s madder than ever. She was already pretty angry, seemingly unhappy with just about everything. As her husband wrapped up the Democratic nomination in 2008, she let fly her real feelings: “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.” A few months into her job as first lady, her French counterpart asked how she liked the gig: “Don’t ask!” she reportedly spat. “It’s hell. I can’t stand it!”

    She even seems to be mad at her silver-tongued husband. When the two were to set off on a luxurious 10-day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, she left early - four hours early - and flew up alone. And those private vacations. She’s traveled to some of the world’s most plush resorts, taking 42 days off in the past year - that’d be eight weeks of vacay time if she held down a normal job.

  • Romney, Cain Top GOP Poll

    If I were a gambling woman....(don't worry, I haven't fallen off the wagon)... I would walk away from the betting.

    I won't kid ya, folks. I have absolutely NO idea who is going to win the GOP Presidential sweepstakes but I am having a helluva time watching the fun.

    For all you poll cats...(via Lucianne.com)

    Original Article
     
    Des Moines, Iowa – Herman Cain and Mitt Romney top The Des Moines Register’s new Iowa Poll, with the retired pizza executive edging the former Massachusetts governor 23 percent to 22 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Cain has surged 13 percentage points since the first Iowa Poll of the caucus cycle, conducted in late June. His rise has come despite spending little time in Iowa recently, campaigning here just once since the Aug. 13 Iowa straw poll, where he placed fifth. Likewise, Romney has campaigned in Iowa just three times this year, but he retains
  • Occupy: Whatever....

    Dear Michael Moore:

    I hate hypocrites and I can't stand YOU. 

    You are a self-made man worth many millions of dollars, out in the streets and play-acting about you  really really care about the protests that have led to violence (at least three rapes that I know about)and the injuries of an anti-war Iraq war veteran. A lot more will take place because of jerks like you want to grab some TV time under the klieg lights to promote your next flop.

    But then you have the nerve to deny what is obvious to everyone - you are PART OF THE 1% of the wealthiest Americans!

    What exactly is your point again? Somebody needs to tell you to sit your ass down and SHUT-UP.

    Oh, that would be me.

    Let me make myself clear: we heard you nine thousand protests ago. And we don't like you any better than when you first started faking how you "are looking out for the little people."

    Why don't you go back to Hollywood and hang out with your liberal friends and collect your residuals and spend those millions on something REALLY important....a fat farm.

    Warmly, Melanie Morgan

    "...As Mayor Jean Quan finished fielding reporters’ questions Friday afternoon at City Hall about the clash between police and protesters earlier this week, she was suddenly drowned out by cheering coming from Frank Ogawa Plaza for Occupy Oakland’s newest celebrity guest: documentarian and political activist Michael Moore. Moore flew in from New York City to address hundreds of Occupy Oakland supporters, who gathered to hear him speak near the approximately 30 tents that have been raised on the plaza since the raid on Tuesday.

    Moore is a filmmaker and activist best known for taking on topics like corporate greed, US military involvement, the American health care system, and gun ownership. Much of Moore’s talk served to rally Occupy Oakland participants. “I’m looking at the mosaic of the country right here in Oakland,” he told the crowd. “This weekend in Oakland will stand out as a watershed moment. Something good will come out of this movement.”

    Read the rest of the story by Casey Capachi and Dylan Bergeson at Oakland North.

    You can see Oakland North’scomplete coverage of Occupy Oakland here.

  • What's Fair for the Goose.....

     The Richmond Tea Party is accusing Mayor Dwight Jones of taking a soft stance against the “Occupy Richmond” protesters and is demanding that the group pay up.

    After nearly three weeks of protests and overnight stays in Kanawha Plaza, the Richmond Tea Party is about to send Jones a bill for about $8,000 on the basis that “Occupy Richmond” has been using the area illegally and for free.

    Richmond Tea Party spokeswoman Colleen Owens told CBS Washington that the protesters have been given special treatment and free reign of the park and have not had to comply with the strict liability and security provisions that the city required of a Tea Party Tax Day in 2009.

  • "It's Been A Brutal Three Years", Says Obama Staffers

    You ain't kiddin' there, guys.

    Brutal doesn't begin to describe what has happened economically on Obama's watch, and he hasn't done. a. single. thing. to. make. things. better.

    Those of us on the right argue (effectively, I might add,) that Obama has actually caused the Great Recession with wild politically expedient spending, 2 trillion and counting, and virulent anti-capitalism rhetoric. That doesn't mean, however, some capitalists aren't responsible for part of this problem.(See the movie "Margin Call" for a fascinating explanation.)

    My son, a junior studying Economics at USC, has a firmer grasp on the micro and macro consequences of governmental action/inaction than does the President, who is so incompetent that he is giving Jimmy Carter a good name.

    Anyway, I'm glad to be back home after taking some downtime with my husband who was RIF'ed from his job two weeks ago.

    RIF'ed? Huh? Oh, that.

    Nobody uses the word "fired" anymore. It is called Reduction in Force.

    From the Politico.com

    "...It is a sunny day at the White House with bright light streaming through the gauzy curtains that cover the patio doors and many windows of Bill Daley’s corner office in the West Wing. And so I try to find some underlying gloom.

    Daley, the White House chief of staff, will twice in the course of our hourlong interview refer to the first three years of Barack Obama’s administration as “ungodly” and once as “brutal.”

     
  • When Handed Lemons, Make Lemonade

    ...and set up your stand at a warm beach location, spun with sugar sands.

    Jack and I will be sunning ourselves for the next week or so. I am checking email (radiowest@comcast.net) and do have a phone with me, but I won't be checking it very often :-)

     

  • ..And In Other News

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Jack Swanson, legendary KGO San Francisco programmer, resigns

    Jack Swanson Swanson, who steered a string of 120 straight Arbitron wins, tells staffers: "For a good part of the last three decades you have been my daytime family, and this has been my professional home. We have shared the joys and sorrows of a family. The deaths, and the births.  Earthquakes and wars.  And in our spare time we helped some people survive Leukemia, eased the suffering of the homeless and most recently helped our neighbors feed their families. I know the various companies who owned our stations over the years thought this was all about making money. You and I know it really wasn’t.  It was about the chance to do so many special things at this very special place. Like you, I was always proud to say I worked for KGO and KSFO. I still am. And will always be." Then, speaking of his wife and former KSFO morning host Melanie Morgan, Swanson says: "Melanie and I will be heading for some small island very far away to rest, and think and reinvent. We have not faded into retirement. Just taking a break along the way. We’ll be popping back up somewhere." The San Francisco Board of Radio-Info.com is talking about Swanson here.
  • It's NOT About Wall Street

    While there have been intense arguments in the media recently about hints of anti-Semitism which have erupted at New York’s Occupy Wall Street protest, very little attention has been paid to similar problems cropping up at other “Occupy” events around the country.

    Below you will find some photographs and a video taken at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment which reveal how there is a growing encroachment of anti-Semitic “Jewish bankers” conspiracy theories becoming more and more evident at these events. Obviously not everyone at the “Occupy” protests is an anti-Semite, but the fact that these statements and views fit so neatly into the whole anti-banker milieu, and often go completely unchallenged by fellow protesters, should give everyone cause for concern about where this whole movement is heading.

    The first four pictures show the signs close up. The second four pictures show the same signs in context as they appeared at the Occupy Los Angeles protest, to prove beyond any doubt that these are authentic. Below them is a video of an Occupy Los Angeles speaker spinning more conspiracy theories.

    All Los Angeles photos and video here were taken by Ringo, and will appear in future reports at Ringo’s Pictures. This is the first time any of them have been shown online.

    (Below the Los Angeles images there is a gallery of videos [many already well-known] of anti-Semitic protesters at the New York Occupation, along with transcriptions.)

    First, at Occupy Los Angeles:


    “End the Fed. Turn off the spigot!!!”, with an illustration showing Stars of David (containing the word “Zion”), missiles, and dollar signs, implying either that Jewish influence in the Federal government is what causes war funding, or that Jews pressure the government to send military aid to Israel, or both.

  • Occupy Wall Street Distraction

    Original Article

    Morning Update: Police Broom Upstart Children from filthy campground, at least 10 arrests.

     

    Image: A New York City police officer shoves a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests as they march through the streets in the Wall St. area,
    Mary Altaffer  /  AP

     

    A New York City police officer shoves a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests as they march through the streets in the Wall Street area, Friday.

     

    In the matter of Occupy Wall Street, the allegedly anticapitalist movement that's been camped out in lower Manhattan for the past few weeks and has inspired copycat protests from Boston to Los Angeles, we have some sympathy. Really? Well, yeah. OK, not for the half-naked demonstrators, the ranting anti-Semites, Kanye West or anyone else who has helped make Occupy Wall Street a target for easy ridicule. But to the extent that the mainly young demonstrators have a valid complaint, it's that they are trying to bust their way into an economy where there is one job for
  • Even George Will Get it Right (Occasionally)..

    GEORGE WILL: Wishing A Long Life To The Occupy Wall Street Protests.

    “The Tea Party’s splendid successes, which have altered the nation’s political vocabulary and agenda, have inspired a countermovement — Occupy Wall Street. Conservatives should rejoice and wish for it long life, abundant publicity and sufficient organization to endorse congressional candidates deemed worthy. All Democrats eager for OWS’ imprimatur, step forward. In scale, OWS’ demonstrations-cum-encampments are to Tea Party events as Pittsburg, Kan., is to Pittsburgh, Pa. So far, probably fewer people have participated in all of them combined than attended just one Tea Party rally, that of Sept. 12, 2009, on the Washington Mall. In comportment, OWS is to the Tea Party as Lady Gaga is to Lord Chesterfield: Blocking the Brooklyn Bridge was not persuasion modeled on Tea Party tactics. Still, OWS’ defenders correctly say it represents progressivism’s spirit and intellect.”

  • Hollywood FINALLY Acknowledges Troops

    Where were Hanks, Spielberg and Winfrey in 2004? Or 2005? Or 2006? Or 2008?  Oh, wait...when the Obamas started inviting Hollywood moguls to the White House, soldiers suddenly became cool!

    But, better late than never. Remember, you can donate to the organization that I co-founded "Move America Forward" which has been sending care packages to our troops and supporting their mission for almost a decade. www.moveamericaforward.org

    "...Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey have lent their collective star power to First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to create public service announcements on behalf of the nation’s military families.

    Produced for the Joining Forces organization and released Wednesday, the three 30-second PSAs illustrate the struggles of military families as they endure deployment overseas.

    All three vignettes utilize Skype as their centerpiece, reflecting the realities of the 21st century communication. The First Lady and Biden created Joining Forces (www.joiningforces.gov) to support military families and the PSAs are intended to spread its message.

    The organization focuses on employment, education, and wellness while raising awareness about the service, sacrifice, and needs of military families.

    All of the major broadcast networks have agreed to air the announcements. 

    Heavy artillery behind the scenes included “Invictus” producer Lori McCreary; Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer; “Army Wives” creator Katherine Fugate; “Lost” creator and executive-producer, Damon Lindelof; and director Tom Shadyac (“Ace Ventura,” “Bruce Almighty”).

    Spielberg introduces a soldier, Justin, who weeps as he greets his wife, Holly, and their newborn via Skype. 

    Hanks narrates as a young man named Jacob keeps up with the household chores while his dad is away in Afghanistan; they slap each other five on the Skype screen.

    And Winfrey’s segment depicts a stateside father blowing out his birthday candles as his soldier daughter applauds thousands of miles away.

  • No Improvement on Jobless Numbers

    The Obama administration must be losing sleep over the poor jobless numbers report out yesterday. Do they care that so many are without work? I doubt it. Do they care that they'll be thrown out on election day? You bet your ass they do.

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, a sign the job market isn't getting much better.

    Applications ticked down by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 404,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

    The four-week average declined for the third straight week to 408,000. That's the lowest average in eight weeks.

    Still, applications are higher than they would be in a healthy economy. They need to fall consistently below 375,000 to signal sustainable job growth. They haven't been below that level since February.

    The report suggests that layoffs have declined in recent weeks. But other data show hiring hasn't picked up.

    Ellen Zentner, senior economist at Nomura Securities, said applications around 400,000 indicate a neutral job market, "one that's neither picking up, nor deteriorating."

  • Anti-Capitalism Billionaire Behind "Occupy Wall Street"

    That friendly anti-semite George Soros is at it again - taking to the streets with his insider trading billions, spreading his dirty money around the protest world.

    Original Article
     
    "..Yesterday's march on the Upper East Side was well planned, well staffed and well researched. We know that Occupy Wall Street is capable of doing something like that, but this time, the credit for yesterday's showing goes to someone else. They're calling themselves 99 New York. It's a master organization of many New York progressive advocacy groups that have been working with Occupy Wall Street (talking to their General Assembly) since its early days. (Snip) Now here's who they are specifically: The Working Families Party . UnitedNY . New York Communities for Change . Strong Economy For All Coalition."
  • Will This Presidency Never End?

    “SMART DIPLOMACY:” Wikileaks Cable: Obama Tried to Apologize to Japan for the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? “A heretofore secret cable dated Sept. 3, 2009, was recently released by WikiLeaks. Sent to Secretary of State Clinton, it reported Japan’s Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka telling U.S. Ambassador John Roos that ‘the idea of President Obama visiting Hiroshima to apologize for the atomic bombing during World War II is a “nonstarter.”’ The Japanese feared the apology would be exploited by anti-nuclear groups and those opposed to the defensive alliance between Japan and the U.S.”

    via Instapundit.com

  • GOP Screws Up Courage, Kills Jobs Bill

    Five minutes after the vote, the Democrats began demonizing the GOP as heartless baby-killers who are killing Granny and your little dog too.

    But Republicans were simply saying "STOP" to the failed policies of the Obama administration. Throwing trillions down a rathole isn't productive, in my humble opinion.

    Original Article at Cybercast News Service
     
    "...As Senate Democrats blast Republicans for voting against President Obama's ''jobs bill'' on Tuesday, Republicans say they did nothing of the kind. According to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republicans on Tuesday voted against a ''stimulus and tax hike bill'' that was masquerading as a jobs bill. And Republicans welcomed the opportunity to so do, McConnell added. ''If voting against another stimulus is the only way we can get Democrats in Washington to finally abandon this failed approach to job creation, then so be it,'' McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor shortly before the vote."
  • Winners, Losers from Dartmouth GOP Debate

    Original Article at Townhall.com
    Hanover, NH - We normally describe these rapid reaction pieces as "winners and losers" posts, but I'm going to slightly deviate from that trend tonight. To my ears and eyes, throughout most of tonight's forum, the entire field brought its A-game. The Bloomberg/WaPo/PBS triumverate came loaded for bear with a quiver-full of 'gotcha' questions, and by and large, the candidates parlayed them deftly. Let's evaluate the candidates in alphabetical order: (Snip) He said Congress and future administrations wouldn't raise any or all of his proposed three national taxes because (a) he'd be president, (b) the American people wouldn't allow it...
  • Obamacare Copied from Romneycare

    Newly obtained White House records provide fresh details on how senior Obama administration officials used Mitt Romney’s landmark health-care law in Massachusetts as a model for the new federal law, including recruiting some of Romney’s own health care advisers and experts to help craft the act now derided by Republicans as “Obamacare.” 

  • Michelle, Hot Wings, Shrimp & Paula Deen

    "Do as I say, not as I do"....the maxim which Michelle Obama apparently lives by.

    WashingtonExaminer.com

    When Paula Deen met Michelle Obama, it wasn't exactly the queen of butter versus the first lady of garden greens. Deen, known for her delicious not-so-good-for-you recipes like Gooey Butter Cake, said the two women had more in common than you might expect.

    "Well, I did a show with Michelle and I just loved being with her," Deen told Yeas & Nays. "She probably ate more than any other guest I've ever had on the show —she kept eating even during commercials." Deen taught Obama how to fry shrimp during a TV segment in September before the 2008 presidential election. "You know what their favorite foods are — it's hot wings, you know, those kinds of foods that are not necessarily top-of-the-list healthy foods, so she's no different than the rest of us," Deen said. "We love those kinds of foods, we just know that we can't eat them everyday."

  • You Can Get An Abortion But Not a Tan, Kid

    Sometimes I blush thinking about the jackasses running state government in California. Our so-called Governor "Moonbeam" Brown signed legislation yesterday banning teens from tanning beds. They can't have an aspirin without parental permission, but teenagers are guaranteed abortions without parental notification. Our youngsters must be taught Islam, but Christianity is forbidden. 

     

         Original Article

    "....California continues to be an embarrassment to the other 49 states. The state government now bans people from using tanning beds until they are 18. But minors will continue to be able to have abortions without the permission — or even knowledge — of their parents. So much for my body, my choice. From Reuters: “Minors in the state of California will no longer be allowed to use tanning beds after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from using ultraviolet tanning devices.
  • "Unbowed" Hank Williams, Jr.

    Singer rips Fox, goes on 'View'
    Columbus Day? Crazy doesn't take a holiday Reuters Close

    Hank Williams Jr., booted from delivering the Monday Night Football theme song on ESPN after comparing President Obama with Hitler on "Fox & Friends," is fighting back.

    "After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE.  It’s been a great run," Williams said on his website.

    Williams has written a song about Fox News -- way overdue, in our estimation -- and is going on ABC's "The View" on Tuesday to talk it out with Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, two of his more unexpected defenders.

    “Whoopi and Joy understood what I was saying," Williams mused on his blog.  "After watching the clip of their show, I knew I needed to talk to them first.  Who knows Whoopi may run for President and I’ll be her Vice President…now that will really stir it up!"

    Williams last week said in an interview on Fox that Obama playing golf with Republican House Speaker John Boehner "would be like Hitler playing golf with Benjamin Netanyahu."

    Williams claims now, in song, that Fox distorted his remarks.

    "So Fox 'n Friends wanna put me down/ Ask for my opinion/ Twist it all around," he sings in "I'll Keep My..." He finishes the verse: "Well two can play that gotcha game you'll see."

    Williams for 22 years has sung the theme song for Monday Night Football, changing the words each week to "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight."

    The ESPN flap created an unusual coalition of supporters for Williams, including Jon Stewart, Sarah Palin, Goldberg and Behar, and Rush Limbaugh.

  • It's the Economy, Stupid

    Former Presidential Advisor James Carville (ol' Snake Head, as he is less affectionately known) once summed up Bill Clinton's Presidential re-election chances with the line "it's the economy, stupid."

    I never want to miss the chance to connect the word "stupid" with "Democrats", so...it's time to refresh everyone's memory about how elections are won or lost.

    Investors Business Daily

    "...By 51%-41%, respondents in October picked "someone new deserves a chance" over Obama "deserves to be re-elected." Among independents, it was 54%-36%. Back in September, the readings were 50%-44% and 53%-38%, respectively.

    Americans are frustrated over the continued sluggish economy, says Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, which conducted the poll. As Vice President Joe Biden recently admitted, after nearly three years in power, the Obama administration owns the economy.

    The U.S. added 103,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday. That was far better than expected, but not enough to keep pace with population growth. Excluding the impact of a short-lived Verizon (VZ) strike, the U.S. added just 58,000 jobs.

    Half of Americans give Obama poor or unacceptable marks in creating jobs and economic growth vs. 24% who say he's doing well.

    Among independents, it's 51%-18%. 33% of swing voters give him an "F" vs. just 2% who give an "A".

  • March on the White House, Not Wall Street

    Republican presidential nominee candidate Herman Cain called for the Occupy Wall Street protestors to relocate to the White House, in remarks he made Friday at the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit, in Washington, D.C.

    “When a reporter asked me the other day, well, what do you think about those demonstrations up on Wall Street, I said, first of all, Wall Street didn’t write these failed economic policies -- the White House did,” said Cain.

    He then added, “Why don’t you move the demonstrations to the White House?”

    The Values Voter Summit is a three-day conference that brings together conservatives aligned on traditional ideas, beliefs and values.  The summit also included appearances by presidential nominee candidates Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich.

    “Wall Street didn’t write those failed policies, Wall Street didn’t spend a trillion dollars,” said Cain.   “Wall Street isn’t asking to spend another $450 billion.  It didn’t work with a trillion. It’s not gonna’ work with $450 billion. You can demonstrate all you want on Wall Street. The problem is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!”

  • Ca Illegal Immigrants Get Tuition Breaks

    Sacramento -- Thousands of California students in the country illegally will be eligible to receive state financial aid to attend public colleges, as Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday known as the California Dream Act.

    But Brown ducked a costly legal battle over affirmative action by vetoing a bill that would have let California's public universities consider an applicant's race and sex in admission decisions.

    "I wholeheartedly agree with the goal of this legislation," Brown said in his veto message of SB185. But because of Prop. 209 - the 1996 constitutional amendment approved by California voters that outlaws "preferential treatment" on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in public employment, education or contracting - Brown said the courts, not the Legislature, should decide if changes can be made.

    The decisions came as the governor continued to work through the hundreds of bills passed by the Legislature at the end of the session last month, including vetoing other measures dealing with charter schools and measurements of student performance. He has until midnight tonight to complete his work on 142 remaining bills.

    The California Dream Act - AB131 - has been one of the most-watched bills on the governor's desk. The law, which takes effect in 2013, still must be approved by the UC regents, but they are expected to support the measure.

    Opponents favoring stricter immigration laws are warning that they will try to block the measure through a referendum on next year's ballot.

  • The Lone Wolf Walks

    New York Post   Original Article
    The reports are not good, disturbing even. I have heard basically the same story four times in the last 10 days, and the people doing the talking are in New York and Washington and are spread across the political spectrum. The gist is this: President Obama has become a lone wolf, a stranger to his own government. He talks mostly, and sometimes only, to friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett and to David Axelrod, his political strategist. Everybody else, including members of his Cabinet, have little face time with him except for brief meetings that serve as photo ops.
  • Newsom Goes Rogue on Dem's?

    California Lt. Governor Gavin "Pretty Boy" Newsom blasted fellow Democrats yesterday for failing to do enough to end unemployment, including the Obama administration and his boss Governor Jerry Brown.

    At first blush, it looks like Newsom has gone rogue.

    Actually, Newsom is a pretty shrewd dude. Governor Brown is old (73) and Obama isn't going to be re-elected - because the economy sucks.

    Nice positioning for the lanky lone ranger (who wants to be the President when he grows up.)

    From sfgate.com

    "....Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsomcaused a bit of a stir the other day at a Democratic gathering in Half Moon Bay, chiding party leaders from President Obamaon down for not doing enough to fix the economy.

    As headline speaker at the Coastside Democrats' annual election-season kickoff, Newsom was expected to talk for about 20 minutes. Instead, as the former San Francisco mayor is prone to do, he went on for an hour.

    Among the Newsom jabs:

    -- Obama should have pushed his agenda harder when the Democrats still controlled both houses of Congress - a remark that drew a handful of boos from the audience.

    -- Sacramento hasn't done enough to promote job growth - in fact, the state's efforts are "laughable" - and Texas Gov. and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perryhad the right idea in sending out iPhones loaded with promos about his state to CEOs.

    -- His fellow Democrats in Sacramento blew a chance to land a new federal patent office here, even though a huge percentage of the new patents issued each year come from California.

    Although Newsom didn't single out Gov. Jerry Brown, "he left the distinct impression that (Brown's) jobs plan was no plan," said Bill Huber of Moss Beach, a member of the Coastside Democrats board and one of the few in attendance willing to talk for the record.

    Newsom's remarks didn't get a lot of love at the governor's office. No sooner did they pop up in the hometown Half Moon Bay Review than press secretary Gil Duranchastised Newsom for not being a team player and for "galloping around on his economy-and-jobs high horse."

    As for jobs creation, Duran said, San Francisco unemployment more than doubled during the last four years of Newsom's watch - from 4.4 percent to 9.6 percent.

    Reaction from Team Newsom: "This seems to be blown out of proportion," said his spokesman, Francisco Castillo, "so let's all exhale and get back to work."



    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/08/BA6O1LEVC1.DTL#ixzz1aIllpDsy
  • Al Davis, Football Icon, Dies

    "Steve Jobs and Al Davis dead in the same week. It just goes to show you that you can't take it with you and you don't live forever. Enjoy your day today."

    Jack Swanson, October 8, 2011

    Los Angeles Times    Original Article

    Al Davis, the controversial longtime owner of the Oakland Raiders, has died, according to the team’s website. The website is reporting that Davis, 82, passed away Saturday. A full statement is expected later in the day. Davis started as the team's head coach and general manager and rose to become its principal owner. [Updated at: 8:26 a.m.: The death of Davis, whose “Just win, baby!” motto served him equally well on stadium sidelines and in legendary court battles, was announced by the Raiders on their website.
  • Protestors Can't Explain Protests

    Jackasses. [Editorial comment that does reflect the position of this website.]

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Hundreds of protesters gathered in Cesar Chavez Park on Thursday to stand in solidarity with the growing nationwide demonstrations aimed at corporate greed, but some members of the peaceful event showed hostility to media members over basic questions about the goals of the protest.

    “Occupy Sacramento,” which was portrayed as the local foothold for the rally that has entered its third week in front of Wall Street in New York City, drew impassioned speakers and a wide variety of viewpoints when the rally began Thursday morning, with demonstrations lasting past midnight.

    Police warned protesters that they could be subject to citation or arrest by 11:00 p.m., but no arrests had been reported by midnight.

    UPDATE: Police Arrest ‘Occupy Sacramento’ Protesters

    Organizer Anthony Bondi said he has what he referred to as a “message team” working on the primary goals of the local protests, which he admitted “was kind of vague.”

    “That message team will reveal that tomorrow [Friday] morning,” Bondi said.

    “So you guys are in the process of forming the reasons why you are here?” asked CBS13 reporter Tony Lopez.

    “Exactly correct,” Bondi said.

    Other protesters gave clearer reasons for their attendance, saying that wealth disparity and corruption in the business world are causing harm to society.

    “I’m here because corporate greed and financial greed are ruining this country,” said a retired educator.

  • Mr. President, Who Are You?

    Click here to find out more!

    Andrew Breitbart over at BigGovernment.com has obtained exclusive photos of President Barack Obama marching as a U.S. Senator in 2007 with the New Black Panther Party before he was elected in 2008.

    Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.

    The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

    Breitbart also writes:

    In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation.

    The images, presented below, also renew doubts about the transparency of the White House’s guest logs–in particular, whether Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz is the same “Malik Shabazz” listed among the Obama administration’s early visitors.


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    Justice Department whistleblower J. Christian Adams has even more substantial, clear photos of Obama marching with the Black Panthers in his new book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department.

    Among those appearing with Obama was Shabazz, the Panther leader who was one of the defendants in the voter intimidation case that Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed.Also present was the Panthers’ “Minister of War,” Najee Muhammed, who had called for murdering Dekalb County, Georgia, police officers with AK-47’s and then mocking their widows.

     

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    This is Malik Shabazz:

     


    President Obama has been exposed, again, for his radical roots, but by all means, let's continue to accuse the tea party of racism with no evidence. Also, pay no attention to the details of the Black Panther Voter indimidation case, afterall, we just shouldn't give a darn, right Kirsten?

     

     

    See the origional post here.

  • Exploding Scandals Surround White House

    Original Article
    When a presidency is experiencing a political collapse, as is happening now, the last thing it needs is to face serious legal and ethical problems. But that is precisely where the Obama administration finds itself with both the Solyndra story and the so-called Fast and Furious program. It’s clear that at a minimum, the Obama administration has given a misleading account of both matters. When these stories finally unfold, two cabinet secretaries (Chu and Holder) may be forced to resign. Attorney General Holder, in fact, may have provided misleading statements to Congress about his knowledge of Fast and Furious.
  • Jobs Dead, Jobless Numbers Rise

    I don't know if there is a connection between the passing of Steven Jobs, who created millions of careers and the fall of jobless numbers...I highly doubt it...but it does seem like a very gloomy morning as a result.

    I always admired Jobs (from a distance) because he did not give one rats ass what others thought of his vision, except to motivate himself after career setbacks. When one is unemployed, scrambling to keep your wits about you, that sort of grit is hard to lock into.

    Here by the numbers is our latest state of the union..

    ...Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 410,000 from the previously reported 391,000.

    The data falls outside the survey period for the government's closely watched employment report for September, which will be released on Friday.

    Nonfarm payrolls likely increased 60,000 last month, according to a Reuters survey, after being flat in August. The anticipated gain in nonfarm employment will mostly reflect the return of 45,000 striking Verizon Communications workers to payrolls.

    The jobless rate is seen steady at 9.1 percent.

  • Palin Says No Run

    (Making me 2 for 2 on Presidential predictions...Palin and Chris Christie!)

    "After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States," Palin said in a letter carried by US media.

    "I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office -- from the nation's governors to congressional seats and the presidency," she wrote.

    "In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the president, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House."

  • ANY Republican Beats Obama

    A generic Republican now holds a six-point advantage over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 match-up for the week ending Sunday, October 2.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds the generic Republican earning 47% support, while the president picks up 41% of the vote.  Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

    Last week, the generic Republican and the president were essentially tied.  Since weekly tracking began in early May, the Republican has earned 43% to 49% support, while the president has picked up 40% to 45% of the vote.

  • Lies, Lies and More Damn Lies

    Or, as polite Washington calls it, spin.

    Eric Holder may lose his job over this Fast and Furious Operation.

    At least, I hope so.

    Original Article
     
    "...Attorney General Eric Holder’s furious backpedaling – he is now claiming that he might have known about the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal last year, but didn’t hear any of the details - is entertaining to watch, even if the subject is deadly serious. The clandestine operation made headlines when Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered in a December 2010 shootout along the Mexican border with a gun that was later traced to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ clandestine operation. Congressional Republicans are now calling for a special counsel.
  • Racist Name-Calling at Tea Party Protestors

    I returned a bit ago from getting photos and video of the Obama fundraiser protest in St. Louis. It was hosted by Tom Carnahan, owner of the Wind Capital Group, an alternative energy group which received around $100 million in stimulus funds. That Carnahan’s brother is Democratic Representative Russ Carnahan surely helped change Wind Capital Group’s fortunes.

    He sure does deliver. The Carnahan family. Far left is Tom Carnahan, who received around $100 million in stimulus funds. In the middle is Democratic Representative Russ Carnahan. Far right is Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who was cited in DOJ testimony in the new Black Panther Party voter intimidation case for her failure in cleaning up Missouri voter rolls.

    The St. Louis Tea Party was among various conservative groups and activists who showed up to protest at Forest Park, barricaded across the street from Tom Carnahan’s stately home. The event was organized by Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft, and began peaceful–so peaceful, in fact, that many families took advantage of the warm evening and showed up with their children as well. I brought my own with me to collect media, because I think it’s important for everyone, kids included, to participate in civics if they want and see their Constitutional rights in action. Various groups of collegiate conservatives arrived with their signs, Martin Baker, congressional candidate for Missouri’s first district attended, as did Missouri’s Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. Virginia Kruta from Kruta’s Bakery brought cookies for the kids who ran through the trees.

    I’ve been to a lot of protests–both conservative and progressive–and only one other time have I witnessed such a level of hostility and outright inappropriate behavior. It’s a shame some individuals allow themselves to get so partisan and emotional that they make civic participation–or even standing around while taking photos and video–a hostile event. It shouldn’t be that way.

  • Univision Accused of Blackmailing Marco Rubio

    Original Article
     
    This sordid story about Spanish-language news outlet Univision allegedly blackmailing Sen. Marco Rubio is a few days old, but it’s getting renewed attention now that Mitt Romney​, Rick Perry​ and Jon Hunstman announced they’re boycotting Univision’s GOP debate as a protest. Here’s a quick recap: Over the summer, Univision reportedly contacted Rubio and tried to persuade him to appear on Al Punto​, a show hosted by illegal immigration advocate Jorge Ramos. Ramos is a vocal supporter of the DREAM Act; Rubio is a vocal opponent. To make the TV appearance more attractive to Rubio, Univision allegedly sent its investigative team..
  • Growth Slows, Employment Stalls

    (Reuters) - Service sector activity growth slowed in September, but other data on Wednesday showed private employment up modestly for the month, suggesting that overall the economic recovery is sluggish. 

    Service sector activity slowed as a contraction in employment eclipsed a jump in new orders, but a second report showed private-sector employers overall added more jobs than expected, while a third report showed a jump in planned layoffs in the month.

     

    "Beneath the surface, it's actually a fairly mixed report," said Tom Porcelli, chief economist, at RBC Capital Markets, in New York.

     

    "The hard data are not pointing toward a recession yet. Financial markets are telling you a completely different story. Copper, equities, Treasuries -- they're all pointing in the direction of a downturn."

     

    The data comes ahead of Friday's monthly report on total U.S. nonfarm payrolls from the U.S. Labor Department which is expected to see a gain of 60,000 payrolls last month, according to a Reuters survey, after being unchanged in August.

  • Drudge: Perry Raises 17 Million

    EXCLUSIVE: Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry raised over $17 million in 49 days, DRUDGE has learned. $347,000 per day; 20,000 unique donors from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. With more than half of donors living outside of Texas... Developing...


  • Polling Results: Perry and Cain Switch Places

    Washington Post, by Dan Balz and Jon Cohen    Original Article
    After a quick rise in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has experienced an almost equally dramatic decline, losing about half of his support over the past month, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Perry’s slide, which comes after several uneven performances in candidate debates, has allowed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to resurface atop the GOP field. But the most direct beneficiary of the disenchantment with Perry is businessman Herman Cain
  • Beitbart Connects Obama to New Black Panther Party

    Connecting the dots, chasing the leads, following the money. Standard stuff for any reporter except for American media who became then-Senator Obama's syncophants.

    Original Article
     
    Internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart has photographic evidence of then-Senator Barack Obama sharing a stage in 2007 with Malik Shabazz, National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party, a revival of the militant black supremacist organization founded in 1966 by a couple of thugs named Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. To refresh people’s memories, several police officers in Oakland were shot in altercations with these thugs beginning with Oakland police officer John Frey who had the temerity to stop Huey Long for a traffic violation. [SNIP] Andrew Breitbart fights the good fight.
  • Christie Coy on Campaign Plans

    Will he or won't he? MSM is playing the guessing game but you can take it to the bank: Chris Christie is NOT running for President.

    He announces his "intentions" later today.

    "...New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled an afternoon press conference in Trenton to announce his decision on whether he will run for president.

    The appearance is set for 1 p.m., his office said, giving no further details.

    Christie is set to make the announcement days after sources confirmed he was reconsidering his long-held promise that he had no interest in pursuing the 2012 Republican nomination.

    The outspoken former state attorney general has repeatedly said he would not run. Last January, he said he had made a pledge to Garden State voters to be their governor. In May, he said he was "thrilled"by the attention, but added "I just don't want to do it."

    A month later, he said he was "100 percent certain" he would not run next year, adding that he was making the decision "based on whether I believe in my heart that I'm ready to be president of the United States."

  • Can the U.S. Gov't Investigate Itself?

    Fast and Furiously Unraveling

    Original Article
     
    The joke goes that anything named “Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms” ought to be a convenience store instead of an arm of the federal government, but what’s going on in Washington these days with the embattled agency is no laughing matter. Hardly a week passes now without some revelation about the Obama administration’s complicity in what may yet turn out to be one of the worst and most lethal scandals in American history: Operation Fast and Furious. In a classic Friday document dump -- a sure sign of an administration with something to hide -- the feds released
  • Romney-Rubio Ticket?

    The buzz amplifies over Florida Senator Marco Rubio's chances of landing in the Vice-Presidential sweepstakes...and frankly, that delights me.

    I have met and interviewed Marco Rubio when he was running for US Senate. And I would like to remind everyone that he was roundly dismissed by establishment Republicans. It was the Tea Party and other grassroot conservatives who rallied to his cause and forced Governor Charlie Christ to run to Democrats and beg them for a spot on their ballot.

    Marco Rubio will be President one day. Let's give him a leg up this day.

    Politico, by Scott Wong    Original Article
    Freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has no plans to endorse anyone in the GOP primary, but inside his Senate office and political operations, his ties to Mitt Romney run deep. At least six past and current Rubio Senate aides, including chief of staff Cesar Conda and his deputy, Terry Sullivan, worked for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid, establishing a direct link and a line of communication between the front-runner for the 2012 GOP nomination and the front-runner in the Republican veepstakes. There’s also a trail of fundraisers, donors and consultants who have overlapping relationships with Rubio and Romney.
  • WH Tipped Off AP in Michelle's Target Tour

    PhotoFlop!

    Now confirmed that the whole "Michelle Obama is just a regular gal who shops for dog food and toilet paper at Target" was staged. Washington Post writer Paul Farzhi was beginning to wonder about the razzle-dazzle distraction from her $42,000 Katie Decker diamond bracelet PR diaster. Ya think?!

    Soo-prise!

    First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, pushes a shopping cart as she carries her purchases at a Target department store in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, after doing some shopping.

     

    Flashing all the ice during the Great Recession of 2011 gives an appearance of haughty coutre.

     Not an attractive look for First Lady Michelle Antoinette Obama. BTW, does anyone else think that kiss looks well, lacking in intimacy?

    Sealed with a kiss: Michelle Obama wore gold and diamond bracelets, worth $42,150, designed by Houston native, Katie Decker, at the DNC fundraiser

    Sealed with a kiss: Michelle Obama wore gold and diamond bracelets, worth $42,150, designed by Houston native, Katie Decker, at the DNC fundraiser



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2040551/Michelle-Obama-dazzles-Katie-Decker-diamond-bracelets-DNC-fundraiser.html#ixzz1ZjRZVzNq

  • Beauty and Brains, Janine Turner

    I have never met actress Janine Turner, but I would like to. She's beautiful, talented, savvy, smart and principled.

    Now she is unbridled from the hypocrisy of Hollywood. From Sunday's Washington Examiner:

    "...I had to listen to it for years on sets, at dinners, in rehearsals, in the make-up chair, and at award ceremonies. The judgmental, hot, mostly uninformed rants of Hollywood liberals breathed down my neck and sucked all the air from the room. Usually, the rants were so hostile that I was afraid to speak up, or so ridiculous that I thought it futile to reply.

    The liberal Hollywood elite, who stand firmly on their right to be heard, their right to express, their right to persuade through art, arrogantly deny that same freedom to anyone who may disagree with them. And like most liberals, they have a blind spot for their own intolerance.

    I remember one Emmy ceremony in particular for its incessant anti-conservative, anti-Republican diatribes, one after another. I remember sitting, slumped in my chair, just counting the moments until I could be released from the lions' den. There I was -- a captive, a hostage to their narrow-minded and condescending point of view, expressed in a vacuum.

    I couldn't wait to leave Hollywood. I always felt like I was in a bubble when I lived there -- in a stifling tropical snow globe. It was like that fabulous scene in "The Truman Show" where Jim Carrey leaps from his boat and beats his head against the sky on the set of the world, wanting to get out.

  • Punks Busted on Brooklyn Bridge

    Losers also get help from freak Hollyweird celebrities.

    (Reuters) - Police reopened the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday evening after more than 700 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.

    The arrests took place when a large group of marchers, participating in a second week of protests by the Occupy Wall Street movement, broke off from others on the bridge's pedestrian walkway and headed across the Brooklyn-bound lanes.

    "Over 700 summonses and desk appearance tickets have been issued in connection with a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge late this afternoon after multiple warnings by police were given to protesters to stay on the pedestrian walkway, and that if they took roadway they would be arrested," a police spokesman said.

    "Some complied and took the walkway without being arrested. Others proceeded on the Brooklyn-bound vehicular roadway and were. The bridge was re-opened to traffic at 8:05 p.m. (0005 GMT Sunday)."

    Most of those who were arrested were taken into custody off the bridge, issued summonses and released.

    Witnesses described a chaotic scene on the famous suspension bridge as a sea of police officers surrounded the protesters using orange mesh netting.

    Some protesters tried to get away as officers started handcuffing members of the group. Dozens of protesters were seen handcuffed and sitting on the span as three buses were called in to take them away, witnesses and organizers said.

    The march started about 3:30 p.m. from the protesters' camp in Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan near the former World Trade Center. Members of the group have vowed to stay at the park through the winter.

    CELEBRITY SUPPORT

    In addition to what they view as excessive force and unfair treatment of minorities, including Muslims, the movement is also protesting against home foreclosures, high unemployment and the 2008 bailouts.

    Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon have stopped by the protesters' camp, which is plastered with posters with anti-Wall Street slogans and has a kitchen and library, to offer their support.

     

  • Palin Goes After Fox News

    This is going to be interesting. I wonder if anyone is "accidentally" going to tell the truth about Fox News?

    American Thinker, by Steve Flesher    Original Article

    Is Sarah Palin preparing to declare her candidacy for president? In what is sure to cause a lot of speculation, she has taken the opportunity in her last two interviews on Fox News to go after some of that network's tactics and contributors. Palin expressed major displeasure at what she called a "quasi-reality-show" media game of building up candidates in order to tear them down.
  • Obama Calls Wife by Wrong Name (Teleprompter Fiasco)

    Ruh-Roh.

    It's going to be a frosty weekend for the President.

    American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
    There's no fool like a teleprompter fool. If anyone needs any further proof that Barack Obama merely says what the teleprompter tells him to, the remarks delivered at yesterday's ceremony marking the new chairman of the joint chiefs provides it. The President of the United States refers to his wife as "Michael." Don't believe me? listen to him yourself, 35 seconds into the C-SPAN video of the address: Note that the president was addressing Admiral Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah, and then speaks of "Michael and I" acknowledging the service of the Mullens' son Jack, "deployed today."

    (via Lucianne.com)