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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pelosi's Website Touts Accomplishments While Speaker: Cutting Deficits, Building Surpluses

Nancy Pelosi may be one of the few Democrats in Congress that is not in trouble this fall, but that does not mean that she has a grip on reality. The Congresswoman from San Francisco is one of the most powerful yet most despised Speakers that the House of Representatives has seen in a half-century.


Pelosi is attempting to bolster whatever credibility she has left by making some outrageous claims on her Speaker website. The image below is an actual screenshot from her site, claiming that her plans in Congress will cut the "Bush deficit" by half and that she implemented a plan to restore surpluses once again.
Pelosi's other accomplishments according to the site? Well, none other than presiding over the worst job losses in thirty years, of course. Taking no responsibility for all of the job losses since the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress in 2007, she claims that their role has made the economy better. In fact, so much better that:
Naturally, her website is filled with just about all of the spin that you could imagine an elitist like her would produce. She has an entire section of her site claiming that the Democrats are fixing the deficit, because of course before she showed up:


In the Bush years, waste and fraud in federal spending spiraled out of control – with no-bid, cost-plus contracts going to politically-connected companies, such as Halliburton.
My goodness, I hope those deficits of $150 billion before the Democrats took over Congress don't exceed the $1.5 trillion deficits we're running today. She also has an entire subpage touting how the economy is rebounding. At the pace she seems to be painting that the majority of Americans should be multimillionaires shortly.


Needless to say, I believe that this picture alone shows you all that we need to know about Pelosi and the 111th Congress:




Bingo.


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Fiorina Pulls Within One

Republican Carly Fiorina appears to be closing the gap once again with the Democratic incumbent Senator Barbara "Ma'am" Boxer. According to the newest AP/Ipsos poll, Fiorina is back in the margin of error as she only trails by one with a little more than two weeks to election day.

In the recent polling besides this one, Fiorina appears to be gaining strength and Boxer losing it. According to the newest Rasmussen poll from several days ago, Boxer leads by three but is unable to achieve the vaunted 50% mark-- which would be crucial for the incumbent.

This polling appears to show [warning, PDF] that Boxer's gain that seemed to go along with fellow Democrat Jerry Brown's appears to be fading. Brown has taken a modest lead over Republican Meg Whitman after issues surrounding domestic help came up in the campaign. Boxer may have been banking on this support, but it appears that this slight bump is dissipating.

Boxer * (D): 46%
Fiorina (R): 45%
Other/und: 9%
* Denotes incumbent.

Fiorina may do well among the significant amount of undecided voters. If she pulls in about 2/3 of these, which tend to break away from the incumbent in the last few weeks of a race, she will have pulled out a thin 51-49% victory over the Senator. That would make for an incredibly interesting and nervous election night.

Boxer has been plagued with low approval ratings even in solidly liberal California. Her lack of accomplishments and combative attitude appear to be crushing her chances to gain reelection.

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My New York State endorsements for 2010.

I support all Republicans, but these are the candidates that I endorse:

New York State/Federal Elections:
Governor - Carl Paladino.
Lt. Governor - Greg Edwards.
Attorney General - Dan Donovan.
State Comptroller - Harry Wilson.
40th NY Senate - Greg Ball.
51st NY Senate - Jim Seward.
127th Assembly - Peter Lopez.
150th Assembly - Andrew Goodell.
US Senator (1) - Jay Townsend.
US Senator (2) - Joe DioGuardi.
1st Congressional - Randy Altschuler.
3rd Congressional - Peter King.
9th Congressional - Bob Turner.
15th Congressional - Michel Faulkner.
19th Congressional - Nan Hayworth.
20th Congressional - Chris Gibson.
21st Congressional - Ted Danz.
22nd Congressional - George Phillips.
23rd Congressional - Matt Doheny.
24th Congressional - Richard Hanna.
26th Congressional - Chris Lee.
29th Congressional - Tom Reed.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cavuto-MacDonald 2012

Liz MacDonald for Vice-President?

That's right: Neil Cavuto, who shocked the world with his Presidential run a few weeks ago, has announced who is Vice-Presidential running mate will be. Cavuto is a prominent anchor on the Fox News Channel. Well over one million potential voters tune into his business themed show daily.

Liz MacDonald, a fellow business guru and columnist with the Fox Business Network, will bring not only her journalistic credentials with her, but also a strong showing in the Irish-American voting bloc, which will be very crucial during the 2012 Vice-Presidential debates, for obvious reasons.

The viewer response was mostly positive on Cavuto's show this afternoon.

Any thoughts on the Cavuto-MacDonald 2012 Presidential campaign?

Confirmed: Hawaii is Deadlocked

When the Daily Kos/Public Policy Polling released a poll showing the Hawaii Gubernatorial race in a dead heat last week, I just couldn't believe it. Democrat Neil Abercrombie had been crushing Republican Duke Aiona since the general election campaign launched a few weeks ago. I thought it was near impossible, I believed the poll was hogwash - Hawaii did after all support Obama with 70% of their vote in 2008.

Daily Kos/PPP survey of 1,326 likely voters:
Neil Abercrombie - 49%.
Lt. Governor Aiona - 47%.
Undecided/Unsure - 4%.

However, Rasmussen Reports just released a poll showing the exact same results in the Hawaii Gubernatorial race as the Daily Kos did last week. One close poll is a fluke, but two is a trend. I can't believe it, but for the first time since Hawaii was a United States Territory: Republicans could elect back to back Governors.

Rasmussen Reports survey of 500 likely voters:
Neil Abercrombie - 49%.
Lt. Governor Aiona - 47%.
Undecided/Unsure - 4%.

What say you?

Reid: 'I Never Said Iraq War Was Lost,' Angle is a "Liar"

You know Harry Reid, right?  He's an incumbent Democratic Senator who is running for re-election in Nevada.  He's facing Sharron Angle, a Republican challenger, who is currently in a dead heat with him.  You see, I'm a little confused because there must be another Harry Reid who said the war in Iraq was lost, because this Harry Reid now says he never said that.

According to Reid's campaign site, Republicans and Sharron Angle have lied about his actual quote.  On his website, they contain the "real" quote: "The war cannot be won militarily. It can only be won politically."  According to his campaign, Reid said that March 3, 2007, referencing a supposed statement by General David Petraeus.

What's more, Reid has taken to Facebook and Twitter to defend his comments, writing that what Ms. Angle says is a "LIE" (yes, he wrote in all capital letters) and that she was making things up.

Well, that's really weird considering that this video here shows Reid saying, quote, "The President knows, this war is lost:"


You know, I could almost swear that he said the war is lost.  Especially during the part where he said "this war is lost."  But hey, the Reid campaign sticks by what they say.  Take this actual quote from the campaign site:


That is not changed.  In the middle of their article, they wrote in big, bold, orange capital letters what they know to be a lie.

Well, I guess his campaign's "facts" and my eyes, ears, and common sense are going to have to disagree on this one.  But I would like to add one more thing.

These lies that the Reid campaign are spewing really show what they think of the average voter.  They have no respect.  They believe that we are stupid, that they can lie to our faces and get away with it.  I'm sorry, soon-to-be-former Senator Reid, but I'm not buying your bull.  It reminds me of when Reid compared his constituents to "very selfish" children.

Vote Angle and support Mark Levin.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Reid, Angle Debating Right Now

I just thought that I would let you all know of an extremely important debate going on right now between Sharron Angle and Harry Reid.  Here's the link:

http://www.c-span.org/flvPop.aspx?src=cspan1&msg=You+are+watching+C-SPAN+LIVE&start=20.087&end=-1
Angle
Update: Interesting debate.  I think Nevadans know who the right choice is.

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CAUGHT: Alan Grayson Creates Fake Daniel Webster Group, Fills it with Fake Info

Freshman Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson, who recently warned that people would become cannibals should the government spend less money, is in the race of his life against Republican challenger Daniel Webster in Florida.  Last month Grayson released a fraudulent campaign ad against Webster that was almost universally condemned.  Well, it looks like Grayson did not learn his lesson and is at it again.

It has been revealed that late last month, the Grayson campaign launched a group on Facebook called "Mind of Daniel Webster," which was intentionally made to look real.  For example, looking at the "group information" at first glance it appears to be a legitimate group:

Look closer, however, and one will find disgusting and libelous lies.  Under "Favorite Quotations," for example, the fake group intentionally uses a falsified quote from Grayson's lie-infested "Taliban Dan" ad:


The most disgusting part of this is the fact that it has been inarguably shown that the Grayson campaign utterly distorted that quote.  In other words, Grayson is simply lying in the face of his constituents.  Apparently he thinks they are stupid.

Further disgusting lies on the group are making light of adultery:


And the fake Webster saying that the Taliban Dan ad, which I remind you again was inarguably shown to be fraudulent, was "true:"


The only thing in the entire group to show that the group is indeed fake is a tiny blurb hidden under a picture and next to other posts:

Mr. Grayson, you are truly disgusting.  Support Daniel Webster!

Update:


And looky here, Grayson himself tweeted about the group:


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New Poll Claims Murray Leads Rossi

Of course, this comes just days after three polls show Republican Dino Rossi up in Washington, so there is some skepticism. The poll comes from CNN, which has had some reliability, although less than Rasmussen, which has Rossi up. According to the newest snapshot, Democratic incumbent Patty Murray now leads after a spate of polls showed her losing ground.

Rossi has been campaigning hard of late, hoping to avoid the 2004 results which showed him ahead in the vote after the initial count and two recounts before votes appeared causing him to bow out of the Governor's race. Still, it appears that Rossi needs to build a substantial lead if he would like to prevent that from happening again.

According to the newest poll [warning, PDF], that's not happening.

Murray * (D): 51%
Rossi (R): 43%
Other/und: 6%
* Denotes incumbent

Notice that Murray has gotten above the all-important 50% mark. If the poll is accurate it shows that Rossi may be in substantial trouble. Even with the support of all of the undecided voters, Rossi could not make up the margin.

Among all registered voters, Murray falls to 48% and Rossi rises to 44%. This is a small positive sign but in most projection models these are the less likely voters to turn out. Even worse, among all registered voters, President Obama still has a positive approval rating, 47%-46%

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Angle Up by Two Before Debate

Today's certainly going to be an interesting day in Nevada politics. Challenger Republican Sharron Angle is up by two points over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the newest polling. And that's before the two are set to square off in what could be a decisive debate. Reid is certainly not looking forward to tonight, especially as word spreads that he may be under investigation for ethics charges.

The number of undecided voters is down, possibly helping Angle. Furthermore, Reid has some real difficulty getting near 50%, something that could doom his attempt for another term. Despite all of Reid's negative attack ads, Angle still remains relatively popular and seems to be doing well among independents.

Angle (R): 48%
Reid * (D): 46%
Other/und: 6%
* Denotes incumbent

And the people of Nevada are not too happy with Reid's boss, President Obama:

Asked about President Barack Obama's actions to stabilize the economy, 45 percent said they have hurt, 29 percent said they have improved things, 21 percent said no effect and 5 percent weren't sure. As Senate majority leader, Reid is responsible for passing Obama's agenda.

With the small amount of undecided voters, it appears that these will likely go Angle's way. And all she needs is half to come up with 51% of the vote. Let's see what happens at that debate.

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Definition of Obscenity?

Obscenity:
–noun, plural -ties for 2, 3.
1.
the character or quality of being obscene; indecency;lewdness.
2.
something obscene, as a picture or story.
3.
an obscene word or expression, esp. when used as aninvective.


"When I reported at PJM that military ballots in New York failed to mail just three weeks before the election, I described it as surreal. Surreal became tragic when considering how badly the DOJ dropped the ball. They failed to do anything about the problem for eight days after learning about it.

The first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem, and Attorney General Holder has a very big problem on his hands. Actually, so does President Obama. If the mess of 2010 repeats in 2012, this president will have an even harder time convincing the public he merits reelection. I promise the voices of critics and the watchful eyes of citizens will be more intense in two years."
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A lot of this shower conspiracy stuff reminds me of Islam, in a strange way.

You really have to read it to believe it....

Women in Islam are forced to wrap themselves up in sweltering hot sheets and cover every inch of themselves because men just can’t control themselves. It’s asinine in the year 2010 to believe in any such nonsense. There’s no excuse for a Muslim man not being able to control himself, whether a woman is in a bikini or running through the streets impersonating Lady Godiva to the best of her abilities. It’s absurd to excuse bad behavior because a guy “couldn’t help himself”.


For some reason, there really seems to be a portion of the straight male population that thinks gay dudes are like those Muslims, and protections need to be put in place to protect straight men from being objectified and accosted by gays. What’s ironic is that the guys who are so vocal about the shower conspiracy nonsense don’t realize they put themselves into the roles of those burqa-clad Islamic women — since they claim they need to be protected with great modesty from the advances of men who would find them irresistible.

As it turns out, I didn't realize there was such a fear out there.


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'It does appear that fortunately Mr McMahon does not have cancer.'

Well what a relief, particularly for Mr. McMahon.

Let me see if I have this straight? Dr. Thompson saw the results of a right upper quadrant ultrasound that revealed liver lesions. A diagnosis of cancer is made and hospice care is prescribed? Surely this can't be considered routine in British medicine.

While it is true that medicine doesn't cure a lot of things, we do pretty well with diagnosis. Indeed, we are often fixated on it. What happened to the differential diagnosis in this case. Where is the intellectual and professional curiosity? I mean a simple biopsy would answer all questions and saved this poor sap from months of depression and suicidal ideation.

"A patient who was given six months to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer sold off all his precious possessions and gave away his dog - only to be told by doctors he wasn't going to die after all.

"It wasn't until three agonising months later that Mr McMahon went for a further examination at Birmingham City Hospital and Dr Thompson informed him that the cancer cells were actually harmless lesions on his liver
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"He said: 'I sat there listening to the doctor detail about dying at home and how Macmillan nurses could help, but the whole time, I was fine. All that time spent worrying over nothing. 'My girlfriend was devastated. I wanted to make sure the people I loved would be financially secure without me, so I sold antique rings, china ornaments and plates left by my parents for silly money as I thought I didn't have much time.'

"'For the doctors to then turn around and tell me I wasn't going to die after all left me traumatised and still mentally affected by the whole thing.'"
Does anyone know if UK citizens are able to sue their government for healthcare services, or lack thereof?

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Video: Liberal Journalists Threaten Reporter Asking Tough Questions to Rahm Emanuel

You know, I'm tired of the lack of real journalism in the world today.  Take this video, for example.  It shows a hard-nosed journalist asking pertinent questions to wannabe Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  What does he get for his troubles?  Other "journalists" literally pushing him and threatening him.  And just a reminder, the Main Stream Media claims that it is not liberal.



Can you imagine if Emanuel or even President Obama were actually vetted?  Imagine what we could find...

But more to the point, is this not exactly what one would expect from Chicago-style reporters and a Chicago-style politician?  Journalism for the left is dead, although I'm not quite sure if it was ever alive.

Expect to see liberal polls showing Emanuel up by 25% and saying that he was utterly, completely, and thoroughly vetted.

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Vote Bielat!

Sean Bielat is everything that Congressman Barney Frank isn't:

A former member of America's Armed Forces.
A small businessman who believes in Capitalism.
And a Conservative Republican with principles.

But none of that has hurt Sean Bielat. In fact, according to a recent poll that shows Frank leading by only ten points, his Conservatism might actually be helping him in liberal Massachusetts. In what can only be deemed shocking, even the NRCC has committed to helping the former United States Marine in the district that has elected and re-elected Barney Frank for three decades.

There are more than enough Bielat supporters in the blogosphere, but I would like to ask the good people of Massachusett's fourth congressional district one thing: have your lives improved with Barney Frank as your Congressman since 1981?

It's time to send Washington another independent minded Republican from the great State of Massachusetts. It's time to send Sean Bielat.

Vote Bielat!

Armless Man Plays Pinao with Toes to Win "China's got Talent"

Talk about moxie.  Liu Wei, 23, won "China's got Talent" earlier this week by playing the piano.  But not with his hands.  With his toes.  While singing.

Wei beat out a seven-year-old stand up comedian and a signer.

The rest from Yahoo!:
BEIJING (Reuters) – An armless pianist who plays with his toes has won the first series of China's version of the internationally popular television talent show, "China's Got Talent."

Liu Wei, 23, who lost both his arms aged 10 when he was electrocuted during a game of hide-and-seek, defeated 7-year-old standup comedian Zhang Fengxi at the final on Sunday at the Shanghai Stadium, the Shanghai Daily reported.

The pianist, from Beijing, who taught himself to play the piano at age 18, impressed the audience with his performance of "You're Beautiful," singing and using his feet to play the piano.

He also reported won over the judges by commenting: "At least I have a pair of perfect legs."

Cai Xiuqing, 23, a college student from Shantou in Guangdong province, won third place for singing "Boundless Oceans Vast Skies," a hit for Hong Kong rock back Beyond.

At the award ceremony, Liu was invited by Taiwan singer Jolin Tsai to be a guest performer on her world tour which gives him the chance to perform in Las Vegas for three months.
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Barney Frank Calls for Repeal of DADT During Lame Duck Session [Video]

Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank is at it again. Despite being blamed for the financial crisis during his last debate and being in trouble in the polls, the 14-term incumbent wants t make a sharp change in policy when he believes that no one will be looking-- even after the GOP wave coming in November.

According to Frank, on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, he wants to overturn the existing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law during the lame-duck session of Congress. This also comes near the time of the judge's ruling on the policy. So Frank appears to be going on the offensive to try and temper any criticism and any action by Republicans come January.

"There's no criticism of them." Frank said of gay troops. He later said, "We're very pleased we're making progress against prejudice."




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Another Democrat Comes Out with an Anti-Pelosi Ad

This time it's Congressman Jim Marshall of Georgia.



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Haley Opens 9% Lead in South Carolina

Republican Nikki Haley, who famously won the harshly contested Republican primary in South Carolina this year, appears to be on her way to the Governor's Mansion. Haley, who would be the second Indian-American governor in American history is leading Democrat Vince Sheheen fairly heavily.

Haley
The elections cycle in South Carolina has been vicious this year. Between Governor Mark Sanford's messy public affair and divorce and Jim Demint's Democratic challenger Alvin Greene, it surely has been strange. Haley was hit with multiple accusations of extra-marital affairs, all of which she not only denied but promised to resign if they were proven true. So far, no proof has come out.

So Haley appears to be in a strong position to win. Her lead is outside of the margin of error and her opponent is under 40%.

Haley (R): 46%
Sheheen (D): 37%
Other/und: 17%

Sheheen's weak position coupled with Haley's popularity is sure to carry her across the finish line. The high number of undecideds are likely because the poll was done through a University poll and not one of the major pollsters. Rasmussen, the most accurate pollster, had Haley up by 17% last month.

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Times-Journal of Cobleskill writes positively of Danz.

"And while some may call Mr.Tonko's opponent Ted "No Chance" Danz, the challenger is a worthy candidate advocating slimmed-down government." - Times Journal of Cobleskill editorial published this morning.

Ted Danz's campaign hasn't received the media attention that it deserves, but the local weekly newspaper of Schoharie County did the Danz campaign some justice in the quote above. And that's coming from a newspaper that endorsed Mr.Tonko's campaign in 2008, before the bad qualities of Paul Tonko became known: such as voting with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time, contributing $500 to the Rangle Victory Fund, and his definitively liberal record.

Schoharie County likely accounts for ten percent of all voters in New York's 21st congressional district. So we're not a big prize in the upcoming election, but Tonko barely won this County by 400 or so votes in 2008, while John McCain won it by 2,000 votes. It's a Republican stronghold that will sometimes vote for someone based on personality, instead of policy. That was then, but not now.

This is only Ted Danz's second campaign ever for elected office, while Tonko has been elected at least fourteen times to elected office, thirteen of which was to the New York Assembly. Danz has over one hundred volunteers at the ready to assist his campaign at any time, and "Ted Danz for Congress" yardsigns have been in control of the "proxy sign-war", at least in Schoharie County.

Stay tuned.

Tonko voted against extending the Bush Tax Cuts.

Remember when Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats voted to adjourn without extending the Bush Tax Cuts a few weeks ago? I do, the vote to adjourn passed by one Democrat vote. And none who sided against the American people should be more ashamed than Congressman Paul Tonko (D) of New York's 21st congressional district.

Tonko represents a congressional district that is reliant on businesses of all sizes: big, small, and medium. The rural areas of his district are especially dependent on small business for local economic growth, tax revenue, and job creation. So what did Tonko do when the vote to adjourn came up? He voted with Speaker Pelosi, and against the small businesses of his district.

We have seen this time and time again from taxing Paul Tonko. He voted for ObamaCare, twice, Cap & Trade, Wall Street regulation, twice, and he voted against GOP efforts to remove the individual mandate from ObamaCare. The list goes on, and on, and on. In fact, Paul Tonko has voted 100 percent of the time with Nancy Pelosi, and 98 percent of the time with Charlie Rangle.

Enough is enough. WE THE PEOPLE have a Constitutional right to vote, and on November second, we in New York's 21st congressional district must vote for a small businessman who will be the true representative of the people. His name is Ted Danz, not Paul Tonko.

Make the right decision my neighbors. Vote Danz into Congress: he will vote for the extension of the vital Bush Tax Cuts for small businesses across this Nation, and not with the powers that be in Washington.

Vote in Our Poll: Which is Alan Grayson's Dumbest Moment

With the November elections less than one month away, now is a good time to reflect on what we've seen in Florida this year.  Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson is in the race of his life against Republican challenger Daniel Webster.  While Webster has not made many waves nationwide, Grayson has easily picked up the slack with stupid comment after insane comment.

In 2009 he stated that Republicans wanted people to "die quickly."  In August of this year, he warned that if the government stopped spending money, that people would being to 'eat each other.'  In September, he released a fraudulent campaign ad that compared his opponent to a terrorist, calling Mr. Webster "Taliban Dan."  On Monday he created an account on Democratic Underground and begged for money.  And yesterday he compared his campaign to "Ground Zero in Hiroshima."

So now I ask you, what is Grayson's dumbest moment in his short political career?




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Grayson: My Campaign is like "Ground Zero in Hiroshima"

Near the end of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the major Japanese metropolitan city of Hiroshima.  A necessary evil, the United States government believed that by showing the Japanese such a weapon of war that they would surrender.  After dropping a second bomb on Nagasaki, the Japanese did just that: surrender.

100,000 people died in Hiroshima.  However, apparently Democrat Alan Grayson is unaware of that because yesterday he stated that his campaign is "Ground Zero" and that his campaign has seen "destruction that was seen at Ground Zero in Hiroshima."  Mr. Grayson is in an extremely bad need of a history lesson:
I'm sure that I don't need to say this, but conservatives have not killed 100,000 supporters of Alan Grayson.  And I'm also sure that I don't need to mention that Alan Grayson is overly exaggerating his situation, despretly trying to make himself sound important.

Grayson stated that he should be allowed to compare his campaign to Hiroshima because Politico referenced South Florida as "ground zero."  Well, I found the article that Grayson referred to.  While it is true that Politico used the words "ground zero," they were meant in no way to refer to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, or even the hallowed grounds at the World Trade Center.

In fact, the words were used colloquially; they did not refer to any specific event but just a turn of phrase. Grayson just isn't very smart.

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Chilean Miners Reach Surface

After being trapped underground for several months in an imploded mine shaft, Chilean miners have finally started to emerge from under the rocky surface.  After 69 days of claustrophobic hell, 33 miners will once again be able to breath fresh air and enjoy a light blue sky.  They can be with their families once more.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Look at the Wisconsin Race



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Sharron Angle Rakes in $14 Million

Sharron Angle's fight to the finish with Harry Reid appears to be growing more intense, if that can be believed. The Senate Majority leader has fallen behind in recent polls and now this appears to be just another piece of bad news for the Senator. Republican Sharron Angle, on the wave of Tea Party and nationwide GOP support, has increased her warchest through tremendous amounts of donations.


While this number is still behind Reid's takings-in, it still represents a dramatic rise in the support of Angle. It appears that voters are donating from all over the country for Angle, in proportions much higher than in her primary bid for the Republican nod. According to the Washington Post, this number now approaches $14 million for the third quarter alone while Reid took in $18 million so far this entire cycle.



Reid has yet to release his third quarter fundraising totals but as of mid-summer he had collected just short of $14 million so far in 2010. For the election cycle to date, Reid has raised $18 million.
Angle's fundraising over the last three months represent an exponential gain over what she collected during her underdog primary bid in which she was heavily outspent by two Republican opponents but managed to win the race thanks to strong support from the tea party movement.
Still, the news appears perplexing and poor for Reid, whose public support remains well under 50% while Angle appears to be making gains.



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Barney Frank Gets Blamed for Banking Crisis During Debate (with Video)

It's something that most conservatives have wanted to see for a long time but thought would never happen. Not only does Barney Frank have a legitimate Republican challenger, but he has the incumbent Massachusetts Congressman with his back to the wall. Sean Bielat appeared to keep Frank on his toes with repeated questioning and accusations, which Frank did not take kindly to.

"I'm sorry, Sean... please stop... can I ask what the rules are? Can I ask what the rules are about interruption?" Frank said towards the beginning of the debate as Bielat challenged his assertion that there needed to be no forces in Afghanistan for human intelligence.


Frank called for military cuts-- like his 2008 call that defense spending be decreased by 25%. But Bielat pushed Frank further on the economy, even going so far as blaming the Congressman for the banking crisis:




“Government can’t keep propping up businesses,” he said. “At some point, you’ve got to let the market forces decide.“
Frank, meanwhile, accused Bielat of pandering to the people by offering vague plans for reforming the health-care bill and revamping Social Security.
“You’re more of a politician than the politicians you criticize,” Frank said at one point.

Frank would posit: "...the public sector is actually where the jobs are being lost..." even though the public sector has gained far more than private employment during the Obama Administration. Frank would then defend the stimulus but relayed regret that the unemployment rate peaked over 8%. Bielat called for reductions in income tax reductions.



"We need to reduce the regulatory burden," Bielat would later say.

The recent polls showed Bielat trailing Frank by just 10% despite the fact that this is Frank's 15th term. It still appears up in the air, but we must hope that Bielat can, in fact, win in November.



This is just one of the multiple videos of that raucous debate:





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Back off of Carl Paladino.

Carl Paladino doesn't want his children brainwashed by public school teachers telling them that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle. Neither do I, nor do most American parents who would rather discuss these moral issues with their own children, instead of liberally inclined school teachers.

So why is everyone complaining about Carl Paladino's "anti-gay" comments to an Orthodox Jew synagogue in Brooklyn? Especially when the comments were written by a Jewish Rabbi, and even Paladino left out the most controversial of them. I contend it's because Paladino cannot be defeated on the fiscal issues of the hour, and that Cuomo's campaign would rather throw a bone to his socially liberal base then appeal to fiscally conservative Upstaters.

This is the reason why everyone fears "anti-hate speech" legislation regarding homosexuals. Because if a single comment, quite uncontroversial if you ask me, uttered by a candidate for elected office can spur this media response, how long before pastors are targeted for preaching out of Leviticus or Romans?

Paladino should have approached the situation differently. But he's not a man of political wisdom, rather he's a man who says what he believes, and who will stick with those beliefs. That's the kind of person we need in Albany directing the ship back towards prosperous currents.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bobby Cox's Career is Over.

The Atlanta Braves just lost game four of their National League Division Series to the San Francisco Giants by one run. Ending the Braves season for 2010, and Bobby Cox's unbelievably successful 29 year managerial career, which included one World Series title, and fourteen consecutive NL East Division titles.

The Giants will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies in the upcoming NLCS.

Here's to Bobby Cox:

Winner of 2,504 Major League Baseball games.

Ejected in 158 Major League Baseball games.

Owner of four Manager of the Year awards.

Manager of five Pennant winning ballclubs.

Mananger of one World Series championship.

Bobby Cox will be missed, and can never be replaced.

Col. Allen West on Fox News

Colonel Allen West is running for Congress in Flordia. He was interviewed on FoxNews recently:






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Hispanic Republican leads in New Mexico race.

Susana Martinez is one tough cookie.

She has been elected four times as District Attorney. She was named the New Mexico "Prosecutor of the Year" earlier this year. She is the first Hispanic Woman to ever receive the Gubernatorial nomination of either major Party, and she is running on a solid law and order platform in a very Hispanic state.

Did I also mention that she's a Republican? And is leading in New Mexico's tight Gubernatorial race according to a brand new Rasmussen Reports survey of 750 likely voters? I guess not every Hispanic in the United States of America can be, who Harry Reid would like them to be.

Susana Martinez (R) - 52%.
Diane Denish (D) - 43%.
Some other candidate - 1%.
Undecided/Not sure - 4%.

2010 is not only the year of the Republican Woman, but it is also the year of the Republican Hispanic. This election cycle could bring more Hispanic victories to the GOP than the entire George W. Bush presidency, which is saying something.

Any thoughts?

New Manchin Ad Shoots the Cap and Trade Bill

Democratic Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia has fallen behind in that state's Senate race and appears to be grasping at straws. Manchin is very popular in the conservative state but is seen by many as a puppet of Obama if he makes it to the Senate. Here's his response:



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Scott Moves Back into Lead in FL

 Republican Rick Scott has once again taken the lead in the race to succeed current Governor Charlie Crist in Florida. Sink leads Democrat Alex Sink in the newest polling, showing a reversal of former momentum for Scott. Furthermore, it refutes the idea that Scott, a businessman, could not win in the general election.

Scott has also taken a bare lead in the average of major poll indices compiled by Real Clear Politics. According to this average Scott now leads by .6%. Not a lot, but certainly a lead. The most recent poll was conducted by Rasmussen, the most accurate of the national pollsters.

This race is slightly askew thanks to a third-party candidate running in the footsteps of Charlie Crist. It is unknown how this development will affect the final race but it appears that it may tip the election one way or another. How this may happen is still unforeseen.


Scott (R): 50%
Sink (D): 47
Other/und: 3%

Notice that Scott has made it to the all-important 50% mark. Also note that the race for Senate will affect turnout in the race. If turnout is low due to the fact that Kendrick Meek, the Democratic nominee is badly trailing, it spells great trouble for Dems. Further, heavy turnout for Republican Marco Rubio could "sink" the Democratic candidate's chances.

It's going to be an interesting night on November 2nd.

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Obama on 2010 Elections: "We Need to Fight"

2010 is looking bleak for Democrats in the United States running for office.  Most analysts have predicted that Republicans will take back the House of Representatives, while many others also believe that the GOP will take the Senate as well.  This comes at a time when much of the United States economy is in shambles and people fear that the government is gaining too much power.

Last week, President Barack Obama responded to the situation on his Facebook page: "We need to fight as hard as ever," the President stated.  He continued, we need to "fight to keep making change:"


Furthermore, the President referred to some sort of "movement," but did not go into detail as to what that movement exactly is.  President Obama then linked to a website where you could donate money to him.  On it, he bashed millionaires (whom he only refereed to as "the millionaires) and once again referenced some sort of political "movement:"

These statements come as Republicans are poised to make incredible gains across the country, based partially off of discontent with President Obama.  According to RealClearPolitics, 3% more people disapprove of the President's performance than approve.

The President, who came into office promising to end partisan divide, then went on to bash Republicans, stating that the GOP would maliciously deprive 8 million students of their education:
Something tells me that the President will be pretty upset come November 3rd morning.

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Interview with Mondo of Death By 1000 Papercuts

Today Pundit Press is pleased to present our 15th interview in our on-going series.  Today we are lucky enough to have Mondo of Death By 1000 Papercuts answer some of our questions.  DBKP is a large, intelligent conservative website that is, according to its own research, the 36th biggest conservative blog on the entire internet.  I'd like to personally thank Mondo for a great interview:

When and why was Death By 1000 Papercuts started?

DBKP - Death By 1000 Papercuts was started on August 27, 2007 at our original Blogger site.  Why?  I wanted to get back into writing and thought that I had something to say--whether anyone was interested in reading it was an entirely different question.

Why the name Death By 1000 Papercuts?

The government never takes liberty away in one fell swoop.  Liberty's dies a Death By 1000 Papercuts:  one annoying regulation; one unintended consequence of yet another Congressional law.  Every time some well-meaning person insists, "There ought to be a law" and Congress complies, liberty dies another little death.

By the same token, DBKP tries to push back in the same way: one tiny addition to the discussion that "The government that governs best, governs the least."

In the last year, DBKP has grown by leaps and bounds in the last year and is now ranked #36 in your own list of top conservative sites.  Did you ever expect to get so big?

Well, the short answer is "yes."

The two others who started with DBKP from almost the very first day (LBG and RidesAPaleHorse) sometimes remind me of this.  I thought that if we worked hard and produced content that people wanted to read, eventually people would see it.

We keep adding to our list of writers (Doctor Zero, Nancy Morgan, Rob Bennett, to name a few) who consistently turn out good work.  And we have several very good writers on the way.  We've been lucky to feature good writers; it's my job to make sure that the maximum readers see what they write.

LBG's entertainment writing is regularly mentioned by the people she writes about and gets linked to by the entertainment press.  RAPH's graphics are posted and re-posted all over the web.

I think we've got a long way to go yet.  We just have to keep working hard.

What's your favorite thing about running a successful website?  What's one thing that, if you could, you would change?

Favorite thing?  That we give a voice to the otherwise neglected voices that the Old Media ignore or treat with contempt.  One thing I would change?  Maybe that the articles would post magically post themselves.  Then I could get some sleep.

What do you think of the job President Obama is doing?  Did you think he could really be this bad, or is he doing better than you thought?

Obama is doing exactly as most of us here expected.  The day after the 2008 election, I wished him well and said I was going to give him a 6-month honeymoon.  He got a few extra months, due to circumstances.

Could he be this bad?  Well, for a man with no previous accomplishments outside of winning a few elections; with no experience dealing with real-world problems; with a demonstrated lack of a work ethic or listening to those who disagree with him, I think he's done remarkably well, actually.

The November elections are on the tip of everyone's tongue.  How do you think Republicans will fare?

Better than the Establishment leadership deserves.

The clock is ticking on the Republican party.  It has four years to address the problems of out-of-control spending, the permanent bureaucracy, the ruling DC elite political culture, government diktats and government meddling in the free market.  If the GOP doesn't decisively attack these problems, then they become irrelevant: a large swath of the country will find another way to fix those problems that don't include Republicans.  The party must understand that no compromise is acceptable on basic issues: liberty, economic freedom, the rule of law, observing the Constitution (instead of trying to find ways to creatively subvert it).

While a large portion of the country is looking for someone to stand up and say "No!" there are too many of the GOP who are bed-wetting over "governing."  Too many have lost sight of the principle, "No law is better than bad law."  To many are concerned with passing a law in order to appear to be "doing something."  That is no longer acceptable.

The Establishment GOP leadership still doesn't get this--the failure of the Senate Republicans to strip Lisa Murkowski of her seniority is the most glaring example.  Which means that the rank and file will have to change their leadership.  If that doesn't happen, Republicans will become an early 21st century version of the Whigs.

Any favorites for 2012?

I like Sarah Palin.  That the Left abhors her and relentlessly attacks her at any opportunity is a good sign that what she's saying scares them.

Conservatives and Libertarians need to be attacking the Left's tired narratives.  One of those narratives is "Democrats and Progressives are so smart, they can split atoms with their minds.  Republicans are stupid."  That they've been banging away on this narrative with Palin, well in advance of 2012, should alert people that they fear her--regardless of what they write to the contrary.

Is there anything that you would like to add?

We live in a remarkable country at a remarkable time of history.

Keep an open mind--and read DBKP - Death By 1000 Papercuts.


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Obama to America's Kids: Smoking is Cool


 No, that's not exactly what was said, but it appears to be the message he's indirectly sending. To be fair, John Boehner is also a smoker and neither are committing to giving up the vice. Still, it has not gotten enough press about the President's habit. But it did make it on Face the Nation yesterday.

Asked about such an effort Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," White House aide David Axelrod said the administration wants to work constructively with Republicans on any issue. But he refused to commit Obama to joining with House Minority Leader John Boehner to give up cigarettes.

Good role model.

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Brooks Conrad = Evil.

Brooks Conrad is the most hated man in all of Atlanta this morning.

He is not only a despicable excuse for a living human being, but he committed three errors during the Atlanta Braves game against the San Francisco Giants last night; one of which cost Atlanta the game, and gave the Giants a two-to-one lead in their best of five Divisional Series. The Giants won game one on the back of Tim Lincecum, and the Braves won game two on the swing of Rick Ankiel.

I hate Brooks Conrad.

He cost the Braves game one of the series, and now he might have cost us the series altogether, along with our last hope of sending soon-to-be-retired Bobby Cox out with one last Major League hurrah. Or in other words, a World Series championship.

Brooks Conrad is pure evil.

The Braves and the visiting Giants play game four tonight on TBS. Derrek Lowe (who pitched well in game one) will attempt to save the Braves dwindling season on three days rest, while Brooks Conrad will once again attempt to sabotage our season. This time for good.

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