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Thursday, October 21, 2010

From WaPo: Five myths about Sarah Palin

Not a huge Palin fan, but this is a great article:

1. Palin cost McCain the 2008 election.


She didn't. CNN's 2008 national exit poll, for example, asked voters whether Palin was a factor when they stepped into the voting booth. Those who said yes broke for McCain 56 percent to 43 percent.

Before Palin's selection, remember, McCain suffered from an enthusiasm gap. Republicans were reluctant to vote for the senator from Arizona because of his reputation as a maverick who'd countered his party on taxes, immigration, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and "cap and trade" climate legislation. But Palin's conservative record in Alaska and antiabortion advocacy changed the Republican mood. With her by his side, McCain's fundraising and support from conservatives improved. It wasn't enough to beat Barack Obama -- but McCain probably would have lost the presidency by a greater margin if he had, say, selected independent Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mate, further alienating the GOP base.

Yes, it's possible that Palin's conservatism and uneven performance on the campaign trail shifted some voters to Obama's column. But even if Obama picked up some anti-Palin votes, he surely didn't need them: The economy was in recession, Wall Street was in meltdown, and the incumbent Republican president was incredibly unpopular. In the end, it's impossible to know how McCain would have performed if he hadn't selected Palin -- politics does not allow for control experiments.


Read More Here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/14/AR2010101404794.html?nav=hcmodule

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Facebook: Criticizing gays no longer allowed, but hoping for Limbaugh’s slow death OK | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

As most of you know I'm not really a big fan of talk radio in general(both right and left for the record) since, like pop psychology radio and T.V. shows, it tends to simplify issue down to one-liners and sound bites for the purpose of expediency instead of tackling the issue with the detail and thought it requires..... but hypocrisy is hypocrisy. If there is a thing called hate speech (or hate crimes) then hateful speech (as in a crime defined by the PC police, not as in mean)of all kinds should be included not just those we agree (or disagree) with…

At the end of last week Facebook announced that it had allied with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to remove what it considers anti-gay references from the social networking site....language is created equal, apparently. Among Facebook’s many online communities are groups such as, “I Hate Rush Limbaugh,” “I Can’t Wait For Rush Limbaugh to Die,” and “Rush Limbaugh Should Die Slowly.” Hateful? Yes. Threatening? Sure. So why are these groups still on Facebook?...Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes did his best to explain why language criticizing homosexuality is hateful and will be censored, while calls for Rush Limbaugh’s slow death are legitimate and allowed. “Direct statements of hate against particular communities violate our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and are removed when reported to us,” Noyes wrote. “However, groups that express an opinion on a state, institution, or set of beliefs — even if that opinion is outrageous or offensive to some — do not by themselves violate our policies. When a group created to express an opinion devolves into hate speech, we will remove the hateful comments and may even remove the group itself.”

Read more Here:Facebook: Criticizing gays no longer allowed, but hoping for Limbaugh’s slow death OK | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rival blasts Barney Frank’s swanky free jet ride

Not a good decision on Frank's part..especially given the public's view of politicians in general as well as the economy...

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, immersed in one of the toughest political fights of his career, took a free private jet to the Virgin Islands courtesy of a Maine congresswoman’s billionaire fiance — whose ...company received a $200 million federal bailout, the Herald has learned.Frank, who’s facing feisty Republican challenger Sean Bielat, flew to the tropical paradise for a vacation in 2009 on a $25 million jet owned by Paloma Partners honcho S. Donald Sussman, the fiance of U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). Paloma Securities — a subsidiary of Sussman’s Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund — received $200 million in 2009 as part of the $180 billion federal bailout of troubled insurance giant AIG, records show
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Read Here:Rival blasts Barney Frank’s swanky free jet ride

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Obama and Pelosi try to find silver lining on jobs numbers as GOP attacks | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment


“The trendline in private sector job growth is moving in the right direction,” Obama said during a visit to a manufacturing plant in Bladensburg, Maryland....“That’s the sad news that they really think they’re doing a good job, when there is not one person at the White House who has ever been on a private sector payroll, much less operated a lemonade stand,” Chao said on Fox News....The jobs report released Friday showed that 159,000 government jobs were lost, with 77,000 of those being temporary Census workers.


Read Here:Obama and Pelosi try to find silver lining on jobs numbers as GOP attacks | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Voters Are Much Less Optimistic About Black-White Relations

Perceptions about the state of black-white relations in America have fallen dramatically since the summer of 2009. But voters are still more optimistic about that relationship than they are about relations between whites and Hispanics and between blacks and Hispanics
Read Here:Voters Are Much Less Optimistic About Black-White Relations

Donald! Bad Duck, very Baaaaad Duck

While visiting Epcot Center in Florida, a Pennsylvania woman alleges that a Disney employee dressed as Donald Duck grabbed her breast and molested her after she sought an autograph.....After the alleged groping, Donald Duck made gestures--apparently with his snowy white hands—“indicating he had done something wrong,” according to a lawsuit filed last month by April Magolon. The Upper Darby woman, 27, was visiting Epcot with her children and fiancĂ© in May 2008 when the incident reportedly occurred.

Read Here: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/grope-claim-against-donald-duck

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 10.1% in September

Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased to 10.1% in September -- up sharply from 9.3% in August and 8.9% in July. Much of this increase came during the second half of the month -- the unemployment rate was 9.4% in mid-September -- and therefore is unlikely to be picked up in the government's unemployment report on Friday.

Read Here:Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 10.1% in September

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CRAAAAAZY!!! Shockdeo Video: 'I would be the first to want to put a pillow over [a baby's] face

Virginia Ironside the columnist and celebrated agony aunt of The Independent newspaper has caused outrage this morning by saying that she, like all "good mothers", would put a pillow over the head of her baby if it was suffering from a disability and would have a poor quality of life.


I'm not a Witch.....LOL!

Gotta love an Ad that starts, "I'm not a witch..." Christine O'Donnell comes across very well in this ad a a "regular" person trying to serve her community...nicely done