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Old 11th Oct 2012, 02:28
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My thoughts exactly, every time he opens his mouth nothing good comes out.
To say nothing would be best for him and both parties.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 02:51
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Forty seven minutes into

The new show "Chicago Fire" and who shows up? Rahm Emanuel! Yeah, cheap political posturing. The show was a bit too dramatic so I probably wouldn't have watched it again even without "The Godfather" but now definetly not.
 
Old 11th Oct 2012, 04:13
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CoF

O'Reilly brought up a damn good point tonight, regarding the sad argument for Sesame Street; The gov't tax dollars are supporting Big Bird, et al, but where do all the profit dollars go for the spin off marketing toys and propaganda? Hello.... there was a feeding frenzy on Tickle Me Elmo alone, that turned into mass profits.
Something that might interest you.

In 2011, Sesame Workshop, a NON-PROFIT organisation which is pretty much exempt from taxes, raked in $120 MILLION from merchandise, overseas rights, etc. That doesn't include the $7 Million it gets from the taxpayer. Out of all that money, $54 Million goes on salaries. The average salary there is $179k, with the CEO getting in excess of $600k. There may not be any actual profits, but you can bet some people are getting very rich out of the whole scam. And that's before we start on Barney..............

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 07:57
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Nice quote from Politico:

It is possible that the political class has overestimated Barack Obama’s talents for too long. But I suspect Wednesday night’s outcome was more the result of an arrogant campaign underestimating a former Massachusetts governor. That proved to be a pretty dumb thing to do to a guy who breezed through Harvard, revolutionized Wall Street, saved a Winter Olympics, signed a landmark health care bill with Ted Kennedy by his side, raised five gifted boys, and retains the love and respect of a woman he first met in elementary school.
And remember how the MSM mocked Clint Eastwood and his chair? Went viral didn't it. No smoke without fire as they say.....

Take a look at the front cover of the New Yorker this week. When BO loses the NY you know he's on the rocks and going down....


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Old 11th Oct 2012, 11:01
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One would ask then....with all that "Profit" why that Non-Profit outfit needs Taxpayer support? But then as I don't care about Money as I do....and as it appears they do....maybe i just don't understand!
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:20
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Dushan:

Just saw the pic of, presumably, your BMW 7-series.

Someone earns way, way too much money.

Wanna trade your behemoth of my Honda (Ha Ha Ha Honda) Civic?!!!!!! (I get 40mpg!)
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:25
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ORAC....howdy

"That proved to be a pretty dumb thing to do to a guy who breezed through Harvard, revolutionized Wall Street, saved a Winter Olympics, signed a landmark health care bill with Ted Kennedy by his side, raised five gifted boys, and retains the love and respect of a woman he first met in elementary school."

It was not dumb, it was a calculation based on an assessment of their prior success in marginalizing, dismissing, and controlling the reality.

They have no consistent moral compass. The Press, for the most part, are in league with progressives, in that the reportage conforms to a dismissive, and sometimes fearful, analysis of "the conservative threat". It is logical, cutthroat, and vile.

They will double down. Obama is in attack mode. His "leadership" skills are limited to elucidating a memorized script, one he has held close since high school. This is his comfort zone. And it is formidable. To understand a black man in the White House, one could look into the culture of Punahou, and inspect local culture in seventies Honolulu for a young "local" kama aina. Especially a young man of mixed race in a broken home.

Struggle/Salvation/Triumph..... A composite of what got Marx out of bed in the morning.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:27
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CoF wrote:

Lyman...As always, you lay it out succinctly.
Succinctly? Succinctly? This is plagiarism I tell you. I used that same word a couple of pages back. How dare you use my word!
Take that CoF, take that!!!!!
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:28
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Where does Foggy Bottom get these clueless bureaucrats? From the Bengazi attack hearings yesterday, here is Charlene Lamb, proudly displaying her complete incompetence: (she had the same look as Obama during the debates on her face .... like 'I'm much to good and important for this...')

Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL): Now, as a former law-enforcement officer, I recognize there are certain dates that law-enforcement across our great nation prepare for because we believe they are significant to certain groups. One of which is September 11th and it is significant to which group, Mrs. Lamb? Which group would make that significant?

Charlene Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Programs: I’m not sure I follow your --

Adams: Which terrorist group finds September 11th significant?

Lamb: I'm sure all terrorist groups.

Adams: But mostly al Qaeda, would you not agree? Yes or no? if you don't agree, then say you don't agree.

Lamb: Yes, I'm sure.
State Dept Official Reluctant To Acknowledge Al Qaeda Finds 9/11 Significant | RealClearPolitics
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:31
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500N wrote:

For those of us that have done military training / rank / officer courses,
how many involved exercises where you had to think on your feet / come
up with solutions / ideas / give 2 minute speeches on a subject after 1 minute
of preparation.
Ah yes. After having not slept, aside from perhaps 2 hours, in one week the night recon course was interesting. Especially when you had to 'splain to your troops the route to infil, waypoints along the route, landmarks, etc.

The 'splainin' sounded similar to:

"Ah, beoiuut kjkkjauieru and kjkjeijz with the kjdkjjkj... shhhhhhhhh, bap."
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:37
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These wonks are a product of this White House' "template". Damage control, massage the facts to create an illusion. Victory out of defeat.

Clearly the WH is not only comfortable lying to the public, they intend to make lemonade out of lemons. Success depends on the level of brainwashing people bring to the discussion. Make no mistake, for these shills, the truth is the enemy....
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:40
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Folks....they are not incompetent boobs.....they are just good soldiers.

The Administration propaganda is Al Qaeda has been rendered ineffective as Bin Liner and quite a few of his associates have been killed or captured.

There is no more "War on Terror" as point one applies.

This Administration does not refer to "Terrorism" except as it might apply to Domestic White Boys.

As Obama's Foreign Policy of "Leading from Behind", "Apologizing", "Bowing", "Kow Tow'ing", and snubbing Allies and chatting up Adversaries is supposed to have made all our Enemies Love us (and our Allies hate us....) things are just so warm and fuzzy in the World now.

This is the Big Lie.....and all this crap about Libya and Mexico, the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, Iran, Nukes, China, are all Taboo Topics unless you spout the Company Line.

Lamb may look stupid and arrogant....but she knows who butters her bread for her!

She is just hoping there is not a huge Bus headed her way!
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 12:42
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Lyman wrote:

Clearly the WH is not only comfortable lying to the public, they intend to make lemonade out of lemons
And lemonade is made out of.......apples? Grapes?
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 13:14
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Good News on Drudge this morning....seems the Election Map is beginning to turn Red.

I forecast a 292 win for Romney....and it is beginning to look far more promising.

As i see things going now....If Romney picks up either Ohio or Pennsylvania it is all over but the crying for Obama.

Ohio has the reputation of being the Bell Weather....but Pennsylvania having been a traditionally Democrat Party mainstay.....if it goes to Romney this time...will absolutely turn the Apple Cart upside down.

Then add in Mi, WI, NV, CO and FL.....and it is all good!

Unless something happens....if the trend holds....this will be another Carter/Reagan disaster for the Democrats.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 13:19
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All and good, SASless, all and good. But just as Drudge's electoral map is turning red you can go to other sites and see electoral maps staying blue or growing blue.

Each site has its own agenda, me thinks. Just like the pollsters.

Regardless of what the media puts out there for public consumption the results of voting won't be known until 7 November, as we all know. And then, the fat lady sings.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 13:20
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Unless something happens....if the trend holds....this will be another Carter/Reagan disaster for the Democrats.

If so, then Iran has some use after all...

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 13:25
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Let me be first to whine re the Veep debate. Who said it was ok to sit down? Biden is unwell, and accomodating a potential President's infirmities without disclosure is bogus...he can't stand for ninety minutes?

Grumble
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 13:41
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Dushan wrote:
Ok, except for RGB, does everyone have one of these?


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Old 11th Oct 2012, 13:45
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See, I don't get that TD. The Dems pride themselves on compassion, yet they make fun of "lady bits" and unsighted people.

Other than make Democrats look callous, what does that Bumper sticker even mean?

Proposed opening for Ryan, tonight.

" Mr. Vice President, I think the disconnect your administration has with the people of our country is explained by the current hearings in Congress. The blunders and mistakes in Libya show us how flawed your policies are in the realm of foreign relations, " etc.

And do not let up, Congressman.....because the drill for Biden is to paint you as callow, and uninformed. Take the initiative, let him paint himself as out of touch....

No charge

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 14:30
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The poll data released Wednesday showed Obama 53%, Romney 39%, in California. Obama carried the Golden State by 24 points in 2008, so the poll found Obama is now running 10 points weaker than he ran 4 years ago. Among Independents, Obama led by 14 in September, but now trails by 9 in October, a 23-point right turn among the most coveted voters. One explanation, based on the poll data: The number of Romney supporters who said they were voting “for Mitt Romney” as opposed to “against Barack Obama” is way up, month over month.
RGB......a cold blooded look at the polls....looking at the internals and how they are performed, and what Models they use to structure the poll....shows the same basic trend....and that is Romney wins....Obama loses.

Assuming Ryan mops up the place with Ol' Joe tonight....then hang on!

Obama is going to come out all hate, bile, vitriol, and bullish and will really go down in flames.....and it will be a cake walk from that point on.
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