September 2012

How The Economy Collapsed As a Political Issue

September 30, 2012
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Assuming the various surveys included are correct, the answer is fairly simple for me. Team Obama has been doing everything it can to talk about anything but the economy. The media has pretty much followed suit.

Meanwhile, Romney has given them far too many openings because he sux as a politician and...

Military absentee ballots go AWOL in 2012: 92% drop

September 30, 2012
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I’ve noticed a rash of stories along these lines.

A 92 percent drop in absentee-ballot requests by military personnel in Virginia is raising concerns that the Pentagon is failing to carry out a federal voting law.

With only 1,746 military voters in Virginia requesting absentee ballots so far this year — out of 126,251...

Romney says Obama has “misapplied — and misunderstood” US values in foreign policy

September 30, 2012
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Hard to argue with but no doubt the media will object and claim Romney is re-visiting the birth certificate issue, although he isn’t.

The media has been so bad this year, you can see them coming even more easily than usual.

The Republican nominee is planning a major foreign policy speech in the...

Paul Ryan calls for Eric Holder’s ouster over Fast and Furious

September 30, 2012
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Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan agrees with presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s call for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign, or for President Barack Obama to fire him, over Operation Fast and Furious, a Ryan spokesman told The Daily Caller.

via The Daily Caller.

Chinese hackers penetrate WH Military Office for nuclear commands

September 30, 2012
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Hackers linked to China’s government broke into one of the U.S. government’s most sensitive computer networks, breaching a system used by the White House Military Office for nuclear commands, according to defense and intelligence officials familiar with the incident.

One official said the cyber breach was one of Beijing’s most brazen cyber...

PPP Tweets: It’s not over in Ohio

September 30, 2012
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Via Twitter:

 

Obama Scapegoats Free Speech

September 30, 2012
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Precisely. Plus the media’s complicity has been obvious. More at link below.

In the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Libya that killed our ambassador and three other Americans, the Obama administration was quick to scapegoat a film called “The Innocence of Muslims” for the attack, claiming that the film caused the...

Murdered ex-SEAL’s mother frustrated by pace of Benghazi investigation

September 30, 2012
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Meanwhile, Obama has the FBI twiddling it’s thumbs out of town because it’s too dangerous. That’s basically an admission that we will never be able to properly investigate any similar type of incident in less than stable Middle Eastern nations Obama is courting as friends.

With more via The Cable.

The mother of Tyrone...

Occupy D.C. back on Monday for anniversary, protests planned

September 30, 2012
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Because one can never quite get enough of epic fail:

Eight months have gone by since chants about corporate greed and government accountability echoed off the office buildings in downtown Washington, but on Monday, protesters plan to take up their flags and megaphones once again as part of the one-year anniversary of...

Army to join Pentagon’s “Air Sea Battle” concept

September 30, 2012
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Given Obama’s foreign policy paving the way for more extremist elements to gain political control of governments in the Middle East, this type of news may prove well worth keeping an eye on. More at link below via The Washington Times.

The Army is preparing to officially join the Pentagon’s “Air Sea...

Lindsay Lohan tussles with GOP congressional staffer Christian LaBella in Manhattan hotel room

September 30, 2012
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Swell:

Lindsay Lohan tussles with congressional staffer in Manhattan hotel room over cellphone photos, tells cops he choked her

It’s unclear if she already knew LaBella, who works for Republican Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois and is the nephew of comedian Heather McDonald.

Cops say Lohan took Christian LaBella’s cellphone so she could delete...

Romney Facing Make-or-Break Week with First Debate, Key Jobs Data

September 30, 2012
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More via Newsmax at link below.

With just five weeks remaining until Election Day, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing a make-or-break week that includes not only the first debate but a bevy of important economic data that could sway voters.

On Wednesday, the same day as the first debate between...

Hospitals in D.C., Va. to lose millions from Medicare

September 30, 2012
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Change via The Washington Post. I suspect there’s a lot more to this than meets the eye. Plus, it sounds like it’s going to hurt the very people Obama says he wants to help the worst.

Some of the hardest-hit facilities are inner-city hospitals that tend to treat sicker, poorer patients. These patients...

When the Crickets stop chirping things get worse

September 30, 2012
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Who knew?

Several businesses in the Central Texas town of Waco are dealing with a smelly problem that wont go away: decaying cricket carcasses.

A bank, a drugstore and other businesses have been inundated with the odorous onslaught of dead crickets that have been trapped inside walls and have collected on sidewalks.

from The...

Hugo Chavez endorses Obama

September 30, 2012
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No surprise here.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has weighed in on the U.S. presidential race, saying he prefers President Barack Obama.

Chavez also said in a televised interview that aired Sunday that he’d like to have “normal” relations with the U.S. government.

The Venezuelan leader says, in his words, “If I were American, Id...

Guy Threatens Cat, Wife Shoots Him

September 30, 2012
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Best lines from articles about the incident:From ABC News:

“Investigators with Harris County Precinct 4 say the couple had an argument over the family cat, though there are several cats on the property so it isn’t clear yet which cat sparked the argument.

“From Gawker: “KSAT reports that the couple were apparently...

Indiana apartment complex bans veteran from flying American flag

September 30, 2012
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The management of an apartment complex in Indiana has found itself in hot water this week after banning residents from flying American flags.

Chris Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army after the September 11 attacks and served four years. His unit at the Applegate Apartment complex has become a repository of military...

Drug overdose may have killled Amanda Clayton who won $1 million in lottery, but stayed on welfare

September 29, 2012
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I guess her luck ran out.

A drug overdose may have killed Amanda Clayton, a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but kept collecting welfare benefits, police said Saturday.

Ecorse police Sgt. Cornelius Herring said Clayton, 25, of Lincoln Park was found dead about 9 a.m. Saturday at a home, The...

The polar bears are drowning!! Renowned AK scientist reprimanded, didnt do things by the book

September 29, 2012
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Or, maybe not?

A government scientist who drew international attention after publishing a report about drowning polar bears in Alaskas Arctic didnt always do everything by the book, according to the results of a federal investigative report released Friday. And yet on the very day the report was made public, wildlife...

Iranian techs help Syria with chemical weapons, could end up with Hezbollah

September 29, 2012
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Wonderful.

A series of videos uploaded to YouTube by Syrian activists suggests rebels are beginning to focus on where Bashar al-Assad’s regime stores its chemical weapons.

At the same time, a former senior officer in the Syrian Army who says he was chief of staff of chemical warfare has told CNN that Iranian...

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