Monday, December 05, 2011

New Ron Paul Ad: Big Dog


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Video: Huntsman Believes He's Getting Second Look

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Marlins Sign Reyes to $106 Million Deal

I can't help but be happy right now.


Because the Miami Marlins (new name, yet still lame) just signed all-star shortstop Jose Reyes to a six year, $106 million deal to start the annual Winter Meetings. Meaning the prime star will be sidelined in Miami and wont be able to torture my Braves in the Mets lineup anymore.

The deal will likely cause mass hysteria in Mets universe, beginning with my fellow bloggers at Pundit Press (I wont reveal their names for risk of public humiliation), but what do you expect from their Mets, who actually thought Kaz Matsui was a good idea several years ago and just let their biggest fish leave?

This should delight Marlin fans, however few there are - probably less than 10,000 hard core, and ease tensions in Braves Nation over whether the Mets only good player would remain to haunt us until next decade. Either way, it's Christmastime in the MLB and interesting stuff will be coming out every day.

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Binghamton Mayor Now Running for Office in Dimock Pennsylvania, Allegedly

How could it be that Binghamton, New York is able to find the money to transport water to Dimock, Pennsylvania, but can't seem to find cash on hand to fix a heating system The Greenman Senior Center. Who is he representing exactly.

In case you missed it the EPA recently sent a letter to Dimock residents that states that affected well water is safe and doesn't pose a risk to human health. While I am at it, how is it that suddenly the EPA and DEC are political pawns doing dirty deeds for the political enemy and are no longer to be trusted. Regardless, here is the letter.

Dear Dimock Residents,This email is a follow-up to the visits to Dimock area homes by EPA on November 10, 2011 and the subsequent review of well sampling data for wells impacted by the Cabot Oil and Gas Company drilling activities. EPA has conducted a preliminary review and screening of the data provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and residents. While we are continuing our review, to date, the data does not indicate that the well water presents an immediate health threat to users. EPA will continue to review available information related to the concerns of Dimock area residents. We are continuing to work with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania going forward on this issue.

Please feel free to call me or David Polish, Community Involvement Coordinator, at (215) 814-3327, if you have further questions.

Sincerely,Trish Taylor,

Community Involvement CoordinatorHazardous Site Cleanup Division (Mailcode 3HS52)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 31650

Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA., 19103

phone: (215) 814 – 5539

fax: (215) 814 – 3015

So why all the bluff and bravado from Mayor Ryan? My guess is that he has ulterior motives. Seems before politics he fancied himself something of an environmental lawyer.

Binghamton lies in the heart of the Southern Tier of New York. It has been depressed economically for years and this fall saw some of the worst flooding in its history. Surely there are better things to spend valuable taxpayer money on than shipping water to Pennsylvania. It appears Mayor Ryan is more interested in pushing his narrow environmental agenda than representing the good people of Binghamton and leading the city to recovery.

What a shame.

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Santorum: I'm Next

From Third Age (not so sure about the source, but they cite ABC):
Former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told ABC News' “This Week” that he expects to soon supplant surging rival Newt Gingrich and become the Republican favorite.

“So if you look at all of these little boomlets, they last about four to six weeks. Newt is in about week three,” Santorum said.

“So we feel pretty good that, you know, come the middle of December and toward the end of December, as candidates are looking for a candidate they can trust, someone that is authentic, someone who knows what they believe in and why they believe it, and has a record to back up the rhetoric as to what they want to do to change this country, because we do need big changes, well, who has been doing that?”

As “This Week” host Christine Amanpour noted, Santorum is currently tied with former Obama administration ambassador Jon Huntsman for last in Iowa, according to the most recently conducted Des Moines Register poll (Iowa's primary, the nation's first, is scheduled to take place Jan. 3). Santorum, however, was non-plussed.

"We're within the margin of error of both Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, both of whom have had enormous attention by the national media, and have had money and resources," Santorum argued. "Rick Perry is running literally millions of dollars of ads in Iowa, and he is right next to me in the polls."
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Gingrich Scored "100% Conservative" in 1998's Conservative Rating Report

Does this make Newt Gingrich a pure conservative?  I'd say no.  However, it does make me hopeful that Gingrich is more conservative than he is often portrayed:
6. GINGRICH, N (R)... 100% [Conservative in 1998], 90% [Conservative in Lifetime]
Food for thought, at least.

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Russian Elections: Putin and Party Dealt Blow

From Reuters:
Russian voters dealt Vladimir Putin's ruling party a heavy blow on Sunday by cutting its parliamentary majority in an election that showed growing unease with his domination of the country as he prepares to reclaim the presidency.

Incomplete results showed Putin's United Russia was struggling even to win 50 percent of the votes, compared with more than 64 percent four years ago. Opposition parties said even that outcome had been inflated by fraud.

Although Putin is still likely to win a presidential election in March, Sunday's result could dent the authority of the man who has ruled for almost 12 years with a mixture of hardline security policies, political acumen and showmanship but was booed and jeered after a martial arts bout last month.

United Russia had 49.6 percent of the votes after results were counted in 51 percent of voting districts for the election to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament. Two exit polls had earlier put it on 45.5 and 48.5 percent.
And this "50%" is after fraud by Putin and his cronies.
If he didn't have plastic surgery, he'd probably look upset
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US Drone Possibly Shot Down in Iran

From CNN:
Operators of a U.S. drone lost flight control of it along Afghanistan's western border with Iran, according to a U.S. official with knowledge of the incident. The crew operating the unmanned drone reported a loss of flight control just before the drone went down. U.S. officials are aware of reports out of Iran that they shot down a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel and believe this may be the drone the Iranians are talking about, according to this U.S. official. However, the U.S. official said the U.S. government has not confirmed that Iran shot it down, although it may have gone down over Iranian territory.

The RQ-170 Sentinel is a stealth drone developed for the Air Force to help provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Although the Sentinel was developed for the Air Force, the U.S. official declined to confirm whether it was the U.S. military or the U.S. intelligence community operating the drone at the time of the incident.

The official said the drone’s mission was to fly over Afghanistan. U.S. officials over the years have been adamant that U.S. assets do not fly over Iranian air space.
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Video- China Threatens World War Three If Anyone Attacks Iran

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Huckabee Candidate Forum - My Take

I just watched the re-run of the forum and I enjoyed it.  States rights is a big issue for me, so the answers that they gave were of great interest to me.  

Rick Santorum stuck up of for the Patriot Act.  He says that it doesn't affect our civil rights.  Huh?  Ok, I don't make many oversees calls and when I do the people I speak to are not well-known terrorists.  But to say that the federal government should have this type of power is scary to me.  

Rick Perry is a 10th amendment purist.  I really appreciate that and that makes me want to vote for him.  That is until he opens his mouth about executive orders.  Very troubling.  He seems to think he can solve problems in this fashion.  Does he really believe that he should be outlawing legally passed laws by executive orders?  If so, I find that very troubling.  How is that different from what Obama is doing with the EPA?  This is no different from Romney saying he would give waivers to Obamacare.  Obamacare will not go away unless it is repealed.  That is the only answer.  Is he willing to sign a repeal?  If not, I don't know why any conservative would vote for him.  

Michele Bachmann dodged questions and is championing a national solution to tort reform.  I want tort reform. But she is willing to bypass the states in order to do it.  Uh, no.  Tort reform is a state issue and the federal government has no role in it at all.  It is hypocrisy for her talk about the constitution then make a statement like that.  Her answer on the EPA was confusing.  She seems to be championing legislation for individual instances of issues between the states.  Huh?  How would that work?  She isn't going to win any fans with her performance last night.  

Mitt Romney did his usual by standing by Romneycare.  He didn't mention the facts that insurance premiums have risen for them.  He didn't mention that hospitals in the state are going broke because of the mandates.  He didn't mention that half of the uninsured are still uninsured.  He also talked about NCLB.  Huh?  No Child Left Behind is yet another federal boondoggle.  Just because it was done by a republican president doesn't make it right.  

Newt Gingrich handled it well.  I think he got some of the toughest questions.  Which, as one of the front-runners, that was fair.  I really liked his point of the how the president can lead without passing legislation that forces states to do things.  Wouldn't that be refreshing?  

Ron Paul seems to believe that terrorism needs to be handled as criminal matter.  I suppose there is an argument for that, but I am not fully on board with it.  I did really like his answer on getting rid of unconstitutional mandates, such as medicare and social security.  He is 100% correct, it cannot be done in one fell swoop.  It has to be done in steps to make it easier for the people who have become far too dependent on them.  We can't just get rid of things quickly.  This is going to be a process that is going to take time.  

I enjoyed the format.  I think we learned a few things about the world views of the candidates when it comes to the constitution and the rights of the states.  If you are looking purely on the issues of states rights, Rick Perry came out on top with the big exception of the executive orders.  

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Video- Entire Huckabee Republican Debate, December 3, 2011

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My BCS Bowl Projections

With the conference championships done with, the regular season is now over. I will now try to project the 5 BCS bowl matchups.
BCS Championship Game: LSU vs Alabama
Comment: Oklahoma State will be close to Alabama in the BCS standings, but enough voters will discount Oklahoma State's loss to Iowa State, and that will put Alabama #2 ahead of OSU.
Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Wisconsin
Comment: Pac 12 Champ vs. Big Ten Champ. Your lock pick of the 5 games.
Sugar Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State
Comment: With no SEC teams left for the Sugar Bowl (there can only be two teams per conference in BCS bowls), the Sugar Bowl will happily pick Michigan. In addition, with Stanford taken, the other team picked will be Kansas State. If TCU finishes in the top 16 of the BCS standings, I expect West Virginia to be picked in this spot as the Big East Champion.
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs Stanford.
Comment: As the Big 12 Champion, Oklahoma State automatically goes into this game. The Fiesta Bowl will likely pick Stanford with Andrew Luck as its opponent.
Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. West Virginia
CommentThe ACC Champion vs. Big East champion. If TCU makes the top 16, I expect them to be picked here.
Those are my picks for all 5 BCS games. The two big unknowns at this point is whether if TCU will be picked in the top 16 in the BCS standings as the highest ranked champion of an non automatic qualifying conference (I expect Michigan, Stanford, and Alabama to be picked into the 5 bowl games, along with the 6 champions of the BCS conferences) and whether Oklahoma State will rise enough to overtake Alabama
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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Video- Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Bid

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Interview with The American Pundit

Pundit Press is pleased to present its 48th interview in our on-going series.  Today we are lucky enough to have the founder of The American Pundit, Stephan Tawney, answer some of our questions.
The American Pundit is a rising conservative site that is personally one of my favorite sites.  In fact, I actually have it bookmarked on my computer.  So, without further ado:

When did you found The American Pundit and why?

The American Pundit was soft-launched in 2006 but started to be regularly updated in 2007. This was in response not only to the Democratic takeover of Congress but the pending presidential election, which it was already clear would be a difficult one for our side of the aisle.

What is your favorite part about running a website? What is the worst part?

The best part? It provides a channel for the venting I used to direct towards the television. It also allows me to connect with like-minded people. Worst part? It can start to take over your life. At a certain point you have to force yourself to walk away for a while, clear your head, and get reacquainted with the non-political side of life. Otherwise it consumes you.

Where do you see your site one year from now?

A year from now I hope to be writing about the desperate actions of a lame duck president during his final days in office.

Do you have a favorite candidate for 2012 yet? If so, why?

I'm leaning towards Newt Gingrich for the moment, though I readily concede he was not my first...or second...or third choice. I like that he does something too many Republicans have been afraid to do: Reject the premise of a question from a hostile moderator or interviewer. Whether I still support him a week or two from now isn't clear. But I'm leaning towards him for now.

Do you believe the Republican nominee will defeat President Obama come 2012?

Frankly, I find too many Republicans have become complacent, assuming the next election is a done deal. It's not. You look at everything that has happened and Barack Obama still has a half-way decent approval rating. As one of my favorite bloggers, Allahpundit, remarked the other day: Despite everything going on in American and around the world, Obama's approval remains just a few positive news cycles away from being above water.

Can we beat Obama? Absolutely. Not only can we beat him, but we can do so resoundingly. But that will take a nominee who can attack both aggressively and effectively. It will take a competent party machine with the structure in place to get out the vote (GOTV). It will take effective marketing. It will take support from third-party groups. It will likely take record-breaking sums of money. It will take dedicated volunteers. But most of all it will require our spreading the truth of the Obama presidency far and wide.

Looking at the way that President Obama has "led" our country, is he doing worse, better, or equal to what you were expecting?

Unfortunately, President Obama is doing just as badly overall as I thought he would. I'm proud to say I recognized from early on that he was from outside mainstream American politics -- that he would push disastrous policies. That he would make President Clinton look conservative.

Is there an issue that you think the Administration is intentionally ignoring or sweeping under the rug?

Goodness. For starters, gay marriage. We're told the president's view is "evolving". In other words, he doesn't want to take a firm position until he sees how things shake out. Another issue would be Guantanamo Bay. He was going to close that within the first year, then reality set in. Now its future is in political limbo. True to his record he likes to vote "present" a lot.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

It's my sincere hope that Americans understand how consequential 2012 will be. We're at a crossroads in America. This is a defining moment in the history of our country. To quote (rather extensively, if I may) from Ronald Reagan's famous 1964 address "A Time for Choosing":

"Not too long ago two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are." And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are! I had someplace to escape to." In that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves."

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Cain Suspends Campaign

Well, it's all over folks.

Herman Cain just announced that he's suspending his campaign for the Republican nomination, but that he will remain involved in the political process by advocating for his 9-9-9 plan, and other conservative initiatives. His wife was by his side and the event had the appearance of someone announcing their in it to win it; not I'm dropping out.

The 2012 Republican field is now down to seven: Gingrich, Romney, Paul, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum and Huntsman, but only Gingrich and Perry have a realistic shot of gaining now detached Cainiacs - the others will, on the bright side, have more time at the upcoming debates and will perform better by being there, by default.

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House Republicans to Link Pipeline, Payroll Tax Cut

From Reuters:
Republicans in the House of Representatives said on Friday they will attach a bill designed to speed approval of the Keystone pipeline to payroll tax cut legislation House Speaker John Boehner hopes to pass this month.

The move is designed to ratchet up the heat on President Barack Obama, whose administration has put the Keystone XL pipeline on hold pending a study of a new route, pushing a decision past the 2012 presidential election.

When complete, the pipeline would deliver some 700,000 barrels a day of oilsands crude from the Canadian province of Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Green groups oppose the line because of concerns about greenhouse gas emissions from the mining of the Alberta tar sands and on worries about spills.

Currently, the State Department is mandated by law to approve any pipeline that crosses the U.S. border.
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Egyptian Results: What It Means

The week began with hundreds of photos and stories covering the historic first votes in Egypt's 2011-12 parliamentary election with fanfare and pomp. And it's understandable for Americans to do this - we are freedom loving people who love witnessing people elect their own leaders for the first time.

But the unofficial results are scary and sadly vindicating for some of us who warned about the Hosni Mubarak overthrow and the impending islamist upheaval.

Here's the breakdown of results:

The bad news

The Muslim Brotherhood's "Freedom and Justice" Party received 40% of the vote in the liberal cities of Alexandria and Cairo, meaning 3.2 million people (out of the 8+ million who voted in stage one) stood with the organization responsible for the assassination of Anwar al-Sadat and gave them super-minority status.

The really bad news

The salafist Al Nour Party, which wants Egypt's constitution to strictly follow the tennants of Islam, received nearly 20% of the vote after only ten months of existance compared to the Brotherhood's 80 year run. This party trailed in the polls with just 10% before votes were cast - they came out of really nowhere to finish second.

The really, really bad news

This was just stage one of Egypt's parliamentary elections, and the other two are going to be held in the even more islamist countryside which will decide who represents the other 66% parliament. The islamists, at their current rate, could control well over 75% of Egypt's government in just one month from now.

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Herman Cain "Leaning Toward" Ending Campaign

From Politico:
Multiple sources familiar with the discussions told POLITICO Friday that Herman Cain is “leaning toward suspending the campaign,” in the words of one, who stressed no decision has been made.

“He’ll probably get out, but nothing’s been decided,” another source said.

The one-time leader in the Republican presidential polls is scheduled to address supporters at the opening of his Georgia state headquarters Saturday. He was set to meet with his wife Friday to discuss the future of his candidacy at the end of a week at which he and aides repeatedly said he was “reassessing” his candidacy.

Cain himself has sounded conflicted about the decision, saying in interviews this week that he was eager to spare his wife and family any further pain. But at events in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina this week, he’s taken a defiant tone.

The source cited the toll the period that began on Oct. 30 has taken on his family — something Cain has discussed publicly over the last few days.
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The Dumbest OWS Tweets, Part 2

Honestly, finding stupid things said by Occupy Wall Street is like trying to find water in the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, in a way my job is pretty easy. However, I took the liberty of finding the extra-dumb comments made by supporters of OWS again.

These are the people who want to take power in our country.

"Oppose war with war:"
Conspiracies galore:
Oh the humanity!  The NYPD ate pizza:
"Gay corporations:"
And why not a repeat appearance from the first tweeter:
I think I need a shower after reading all of that crazy.

Oh, and here's Part 1.

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Herman Cain to make "Major Announcement" on Candidacy Tomorrow

The end or a new beginning:
Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain is inviting his top supporters and donors to Atlanta on Saturday for a meeting in which he will give them advance word of whether he intends to continue his campaign, sources close to the campaign said Friday.

"Tomorrow in Atlanta, I will be making an announcement. But no one is gonna get me to make that prematurely," Cain said Friday at a town hall event in South Carolina.

One supporter who has been summoned to the private session said he believes that Cain is likely to announce he is ending his candidacy.

Another who has been invited to the morning meeting says attendees have been told he has made no decision, but wanted to meet with some of the supporters to express his gratitude.

Several sources indicated that Cain is likely to announce his plans publicly at a news conference after the meeting. Cain had already scheduled an event on Saturday — the grand opening of his national headquarters in his hometown of Atlanta, as well as the announcement of his campaign’s freshly minted senior leadership team for the state of Georgia.
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Occupy London has Become "Animal Farm"

Did these idiots expect anything different from their "leaders:"
They have been protesting about 'corporate greed' outside St Paul's Cathedral for weeks with an apparent goal to destroy capitalism.

But it seems the Occupy London camp in the heart of the capital's financial district is having trouble controlling its own financial affairs.

This week some demonstrators were accused of becoming 'elitist' with too much power over the group amid accusations of the misuse of funds.

Some were said to regard themselves as 'more equal than others' and have been compared to the ruling elite satirised in George Orwell's famous Animal Farm.

The allegations emerged as the demonstrators met for a meeting in Starbucks on Tuesday but argued about their pot of money and how and when it should be spent, The Times said.
"More equal than others"
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NY Cafe May Have to Shut Doors for Good Because of OWS

From Fox News:
The owner of an eatery in New York City's Lower Manhattan who said he was forced to let go 25 percent of his staff last month due to the Occupy Wall Street protests now says he might have to close his doors for good come next week.

Marc Epstein, owner of the Milk Street Cafe, tells that authorities have not taken down barricades around Zuccotti Park and along Wall Street despite the dwindling number of protesters since they were evicted from their encampment two weeks ago, keeping consumer foot traffic and his profits to a minimum.

“It’s like a siege mentality down here. It’s killing business for everyone down here,” said Epstein, who said he was forced to fire 21 employees after sales dropped 30 percent since the start of the Occupy Movement. “If we don’t get relief, I won’t be able to stay open past Tuesday.”

Epstein says that foot traffic has dropped despite the camp being removed from the area and that he’s losing vital business from tourists that have been avoiding the area.

Officials for the police department said there are no longer barriers at the Milk Street Cafe and haven’t been for some time. Barriers remain at the Stock Exchange, where they have existed long before the cafe opened.
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Video: Gingrich's Economic Plan

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Gingrich: I'm Going to be the Nominee Video

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Russia Delivers Anti-Ship Missiles to Syria

Russia's leaders- still enemies of the free world:
Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, the Interfax news agency cited an unnamed military source as saying on Thursday, days after a United Nations commission of inquiry called for an arms embargo on Damascus.

Economic and diplomatic pressure has isolated Syrian President Bashar Assad following a nine-month government crackdown against protesters in unrest the United Nations says has killed more than 4,000 people.

Moscow has spoken out against further sanctions imposed by Western and Arab League states, and it has defended its right to sell Syria weapons -- tens of millions of dollars worth last year.

"The contract was completely fulfilled, almost ahead of time," Interfax cited the source as saying of the deal, estimated at $300 million. The source did not say when the deliveries had taken place.

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in February that Moscow was pressing ahead with the deal despite Israeli concerns, indicating the missiles might have been delivered earlier this year.
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Source- Rahm Emanuel Involved in Cain Sexual Harassment Accuser Attacks

From the Washington Times:
Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's.

According to a source who is friends with the Cain campaign, not only is the Rick Perry campaign involved but also the Mayor of Chicago and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is likely involved with the sexual harassment accuser attacks. A friend of the Cain campaign believes a National Restaurant Association (NRA) employee out of the Chicago office leaked the story to the Perry campaign via information and influence from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.

According to Politico's Jonathan Martin, Curt Anderson, the Perry advisor who the Cain campaign is accusing of leaking the damaging information, is denying the charges.
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Smoke and Mirrors

Like a sleight-of-hand-artist on a busy street with a briefcase that turns into a table, three walnuts shells and a pea the perpetually re-elected and their town criers in the Corporations Once Known as the mainstream Media appear to be perennially able to fool the perpetually distracted by pulling a metaphorical quarter out of their ear. 
I know a professional revolutionary.  We grew up together.  He has correctly diagnosed America’s disease as a corporate cult in a symbiotic relationship with a corrupt government.  He deftly outlines the general theory, although not the specifics of how crony capitalists and political hacks have crafted a system wherein money laundering has become national policy.  The political hacks fleece the sheeple through taxes and inflation.  They give the money to their accomplices in the flimflam corporations who funnel huge chunks of cash back to the hacks for re-election.  Every few years the sheeple rouse themselves out of their media induced coma long enough to be herded to the polls to vote for more of the same. 
Yes, the professional revolutionaries and their government educated followers have correctly diagnosed the disease.  However, they have prescribed poison instead of medicine.  Their answer to the curse of Corporatism’s National Socialism is less nationalism and more socialism.  Since corporatism has built a coffin our body politic cannot seem to claw its way out of, he prescribes cutting out the crony capitalists and giving the whole operation to the political hacks. In other words if the black shirts have ruined the country let’s try the reds.  That would be as transparent as fighting the most horrendous war in human history because Hitler attempted to pull Poland into his freedom smothering embrace and then giving Poland to Stalin. 
Headlines and talking heads scream for days, “The Super Committee cannot fail or the sky will fall!”  Endless hours in the 24 hour news cycle are devoted to debating, “Will the Super Committee succeed or will they fail?”  Meanwhile most of the sheeple are consumed with concern about the NBA strike, a celebrity drowning thirty years ago, or was Kim’s wedding a set-up all along.  Then we’re told he Super Committee failed accompanied by endless squabbling about who caused the failure. 
It is all nothing but Kabuki, a form of Japanese drama based on popular legends and characterized by elaborate costumes, stylized acting.
Remember how the Super Committee became so super?  It didn’t come from another planet with a red sun and lower gravity.  It was instead the Frankenstein created as the cover for another rise in the debt ceiling.  The Tea Party had just made a Herculean effort in the 2010 elections and achieved an historical sweep of the House of Representatives.  Over sixty newly minted congressmen owed their seat at the table of plenty to the greatest grassroots movement America has seen in generations.  They had campaigned on changing the culture of corruption in Washington, stopping the deficit spending, severing the cord to the crony capitalists, and paying down the national debt. 
Before they could even arrive the Republican leadership colluded with a recently humiliated inexperienced president and a recently repudiated Democratic leadership to extend the Bush tax cuts in exchange for more spending in the lamest of all lame duck sessions.  Then as soon as the fresh troops arrive they raise their hands in salute to the same old Republican leadership, renew the patriot Act, pass a series of continuing resolutions allowing the drunken sailors to continue spending, and then vote to raise the debt ceiling by another few trillions. Oh but they fought!  They wrangled and they refused to give the Spender in Chief more trillions of our great grandchildren’s money unless he agreed to a Super Committee backed up by automatic cuts and automatic tax increases in future deficits totaling trillions of dollars in cuts.  This was drama worthy of As Washington Turns.  If it was joke it wouldn’t be funny. 
To begin with the Super Committee wasn’t filled with deficit hawks and balanced budget advocates.  It was instead filled with the most partisan members from both wings of the Party of Power guaranteeing there would be no settlement.  Obviously the plan all along was for the automatic cuts and taxes to come into play, over the next ten years.  In other words the spendaholics of this Congress are going to place limits on the credit card of following Congresses who have the ability to vote away the limits any time they want to.  How could that ever fail? 
The smoke and mirrors of political theater is meant to hide the fact that all they’re arguing over is reducing the yearly deficits way off there in the future somewhere.  All they ever discussed was slowing the rate of increase.  Even if the most draconian plan so far introduced by the young firebrand Representative Ryan had been adopted the budget still went up every year, and the national debt still grew every year.  And though there would have been more and more spending with no end to the red ink in sight Ryan was portrayed as pushing Grandma off the cliff and a large percentage of the population believes it.  This is baseline budgeting wherein the proposed budget becomes the base for what is cut.  In other words our leaders can cut all day and the spending still goes up. 
It is time to tell our hypnotized fellow citizens to take the blinders off.  Wake up!  The house is on fire and the firemen are pouring gasoline on the flames. 
The system is broke and it is becoming very clear that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t put this thing together again.  The spending goes on every second of every minute of every hour of every day.  The tax code that ostensibly is designed to pay for it all is in reality a bewildering maze meant to trap those unsophisticated enough not to hire an army of tax lawyers and accountants while legally recognized persons such as GE file 57,000 page tax returns on fourteen billion in profits and pays no tax at all. 
While the hemorrhaging of our descendants wealth goes on night and day we are being set up for the next battle to raise the debt ceiling, the balanced budget amendment.  Even if this long threatened turkey could finally make it to the block what good is a balanced budget amendment?  The spendthrifts we call a government can still spend all they want as long as they raise enough money to pretend to cover at least the on budget portion of the swag.  And where do you think they will raise the money?  They will either raise taxes or print money.  Either way we pay so they can play. What we need is a spending amendment that limits spending to a prescribed percentage of the GDP.
At one time the best tongue in cheek advice for coping with the policies of the convention of confidence men masquerading as the American government was get a government job and study Spanish.  Now the situation has descended even beyond the black humor of that cynical joke.  Today the best advice may be to hunker in the bunker, store food, and learn enough History so you can tell those who come after what America used to be. 
Last year I thought it was time to take the gloves off and tell America the emperor has no clothes.  To do so this advocate of the Constitution and limited government wrote The Constitution Failed.  A book which places current events in a constitutional and historical context proving that while our nation was founded upon a document meant to limit government we now stand face-to-face with an unlimited government.  I believed it was time to sound the alarm.  I thought people were ready to admit the terrible truth; our government does little more than tip its hat to the Constitution while doing whatever it wants.   The first step in solving any problem is admitting you have a problem.  The second is recognizing what that problem is.  My hope is that The Constitution Failed will help people recognize and identify the problem so that we the people can reach a solution.
As one who has been pounding this drum and singing this song for fifty years all I can do is wonder, will the drowning Lady Liberty finally see the life preserver as she goes down for the last time?  Will she finally grasp the Constitution as the only thing that has ever guaranteed limited government, personal freedom and economic opportunity in America?  Will she remember her past and save her future or will she sink beneath the waves of government regulation and drown in the red tape of an all-powerful central government?   
I wrote The Constitution Failed to make a difference.  I wrote it because I see my beloved country walking off a cliff into the abyss of socialism and I am compelled to throw out the life line.
If you want to read The Constitution Failed send me an email with your address and I will send you a complimentary copy.  I want to see the re-birth of limited government.  I want to see personal liberty and economic freedom continue to exist in this: the last best hope of mankind.   And I’m ready to put my money where my heart is, limited government, personal liberty and economic freedom.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College.  He is the author of the History of the Future @ © 2011 Robert R. Owens  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens

Adam Carolla’s R-Rated (And Awesome) Rant on OWS

Warning: lots and lots of swearing:

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The Hammer on Obama's Israel Gloat

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Gingrich Interview on Hannity Video

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Gingrich 38, Romney 17

The latest Rasmussen survey of likely GOP voters has me worried for the first time that Mitt Romney might not be able to hold on for the nomination, as Newt Gingrich has literally come out of nowhere to crack open a 21 point lead in the long undecided race. I mean, who expected Gingrich to be at 38% in this primary, at any point?

Cain has fallen back to the second-tier with 8%, while all the other candidates - with the exception of Huntsman (now at 3%) have remained steady for the past couple of surveys.

The Gingrich Surge seems to be turning into the Gingrich Tsunami, but we still have several weeks before Iowa and New Hampshire head to the polls, kicking off the 2012 battle for real and pitting 2 strong candidates head-to-head for the GOP nomination.

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New Huntsman Ad: Mittstant Replay

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Election 2011: Muslim Brotherhood Strongly Leading Opposition

Although the official results from Egypt's first round of voting will not be released until tomorrow, due to the large voter turnout earlier this week in Alexandria, and Cairo, government officials have said the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party have likely captured 45% of seats on the ballot.

I'm no expert on Egyptian politics by any means, but the first stage of voting was centered in big cities, while the next two will be in rural areas and small cities - and typically the latter is far more islamist in nature than the former, meaning the Muslim Brotherhood could, therotically, capture a pure majority in parliament.

Not good news.

I never really had hope the Arab Spring would result in either freedom or peace, especially in Egypt, but the unbelievably strong showing of the Muslim Brotherhood has even surprised me. I'm now sure that in a couple of years, people will look back at the massive protests and say "why didn't we stop it, and protect our friend, Hosni Mubarak, from going to the way of the Shah?"

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OWS Protests Obama; Are they Racist Now?

Occupy Wall Street is now protesting President Obama, calling him a "corporate puppet" and a "sell out."  I was just wondering, since the Tea Party was painted as "raaaaaaacist" for saying, "lower spending," does OWS actually protesting the President in name make them raaaaaacist?

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Chris Matthews: Tea Partiers are "Un-American"


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Former Democrat PA Gov. Ed Rendell alleged involvement in Child Molestation ring cover-up

A "Joe Paterno Bill" making it a National Crime not to report Child Sex Abuse

BACKGROUND: My true story begins back in January 1977 while I was a troubled adolescent youth associating with other at-risk youth in the Center City area of Philadelphia. I was originally introduced to Mr Ed Savitz thru political election campaign social events on behalf of Ed Rendell for Philadelphia District Attorney. These political events were in the South Philly and the Center City area where I worked cleaning up tables and supporting local elected officials. At these political social events I was introduced to Ed Rendell and other local political types by Ed Savitz. These social political events were also a social magnet for wealthy politically connected pedophiles being introduced to unknowing adolescent boys working or socializing at these events. They were openly allowed to socially drink alcohol and unknowingly socialize with these various adult wealthy politically connected pedophiles. Initially Savitz pretended to mentor various boys purchasing alcohol for these various kids. Then while the kids were intoxicated, Savitz (who was subsequently convicted of child molestation and died in prison of AIDS), and other pedophile types attending these political social events, would fondle and sexually exploit these adolescent victims. He offered the intoxicated youth money and gifts in return for sexual acts. All of the warning red flags were up, but unfortunately ignored by many city officials including Philadelphia District Attorney Ed Rendell attending these political social events in the name of politics.

BACKGROND ON CHILD MOLESTOR ED SAVITZ: Edward Isadore Savitz (also known as Uncle Ed, Fast Eddie and Dr. Feel Good) (February 22, 1942 – March 27, 1993) was an American businessman who was arrested for paying thousands of young men for either engaging in anal and oral sex or for giving him dirty underwear and feces, which he kept in pizza boxes in his apartment. Ed Savitz was one of four sons by Russian immigrants Paul and Ann Gechman Savitz. The Savitzes ran an amusement arcade in downtown Philadelphia. Ed ranked first in his class of 278 students, and voted most likely to succeed. He won a full scholarship to study economics at the University of Pennsylvania, but dropped out after two years. His brother, Joseph, a lawyer who once served as a Deputy Pennsylvania Attorney - via

From Eric Dondero:

Greg Bucceroni contacted Pundit Press early this week, after being shunned by local media in the Philadelphia area.

Bucceroni is a former NJ police ofcr. and currently a youth crime ofcr. in Philadelphia. He explained to LR how he was a victim of convicted pedophile (deceased) Ed Savitz. He was molested on numerous occasions by Savitz sometimes in the presence of top Philadelphia politicians.

We interviewed Greg this morning:

ERIC: Greg, thank you for allowing Libertarian Republican to bring your story to a national audience. Can you tell us why it is that you decided to step forward at this time?

GREG: Well, with everything that is going on at Penn State right now. I just saw former governer Ed Rendell as a commentator on some TV news show. NBC or something. I forgot what it was. And this son-of-a-bitch is out there talking about how horrible the Penn State cover-up is. But he was part of a similar cover-up in the late 1970s, 1980s. He was the Joe Paterno. He was in the same position as Joe Paterno is right now. And just like how Penn State covered it all up, that son-of-a-bitch protected Savitz and the internal politics of the Philadelphia Democrat Party.

The reason I am stepping forward is that I don't want this happening to other young people who may get throwin into the same position I was as a youth.

ERIC: What do you hope will come of this?

GREG: I want to make it a crime to have knowledge of pedophile behavior and not doing anything about it. I want to push national legislation.

ERIC: This is all very brave of you to do this. Are you willing to name names?

GREG: Absolutely. In addition to that scumbag Rendell, there were other witnesses. They decided to look the other way, and throw those kids under the bus, because those pedophiles were wealthy politically-connected businessmen, who were extremely generous to the Philadelphia Democrat Party.

I am willing to name names. You wanna hear names of witnesses. Congressman Bob Brady (photo) who was a political committee person at the time. He is the Chairperson today for the Democrat Party in Philadelphia. He was the one who introduced me to Ed Savitz to be my mentor.

ERIC: Our readers are particularly interested in the politics of the whole situation. How has this affected your view of the Democrat Party?

GREG: I am disgusted with the whole Democrat machine in Philadelphia. I have left the Democrat party. I am a Republican now...

ERIC: Thank you Greg. God Bless. And we hope to have more interviews with you as this story develops in the coming weeks.

GREG: No problem. Contact me any time.

Bucceroni also told PP that he is planning to contact two Republican congressional offices in the Philadelphia area this week, former Eagles linebacker Rep. Jon Runyan who represents a district in South Jersey, and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (photos), to urge them to support such legislation.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Former Friend of Ginger White: White and I Had Lesbian Relationship While Cain "Affair" Supposedly Happened

Honestly, you can't make this stuff up.

Not only did Ginger White lose a libel case this year, according to a former friend and business partner, Ms. White is a lesbian.

And, on top of all of that, Kimberly Vay, who had a relationship with Ms. White, stated that Herman Cain was "never mentioned" during the years they spent as partners.
From the Examiner:
According to Reddy, Ginger White, the woman who alleged having a 13-year-long extramarital affair with Herman Cain, was involved in a lesbian relationship with Kimberly Vay, her former business partner.

"His name has never come up," Vay said, while telling ABC she was involved in a love affair with White for 13 years - the same length of time White said she was involved with Cain.
Update- The Examiner took down their story for whatever reason.  However, Google cached it here.

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Ron Paul Releases Anti-Gingrich Ad

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OWS Website Releases Official Goal: "Stomp out Capitalism"

Occupy Wall Street has spent months protesting against capitalism. Thousands of signs have screamed that socialism must be brought to the United States.  One example:
However, despite this evidence, OWS has lied and stated that their goal is not to get rid of capitalism.  And the Media was more than welcome to cover their eyes and believe them; the Huffington Post, for example, was more than welcome to spread their lies.

But all it takes is a little digging and anyone can find Occupy Wall Street's goal is not only known, it is official.  Anyone who argues otherwise is a liar or a moron (or both).

All one needs to do is to go over to OWS's official website.  Under the very first article, entitled Who We Are, the group details their goals.  Wade through some rambling craziness and you will come to a link (highlighted "open source project" in the article), created and put there by the founders of the protests.

Simply follow that link and in big letters you will see this:
You know, I could swear that that says they want to stomp out capitalism... probably because they say they want to stomp out capitalism.

And under their declaration, it reads:
This is their official website.  This is not some random guy rambling on the forum.  This was put there by their founders.  If you do not believe that the main goal of OWS is to get rid of capitalism when they have put it up in bright lights for everyone to see, you are officially brain-dead.

I wonder if Nancy Pelosi still supports them...

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