Friday, December 30, 2011

THE RELIGION OF PEACE STRIKES AGAIN...

On Christmas morning [yep - CHRISTMAS] a MUSLIM father [yep - MUSLIM], apparently not pleased that his daughter was dating an infidel, opened fire on his entire family, killing 6 before turning the gun on himself.

NOWHERE in the mainstream media coverage of this tragedy do you find the word 'Muslim' used. Even the Al Jazeera News failed to mention the family was of the Islamic faith.  Much of the initial coverage simply implied the family had financial problems.

A CBS news update today never mentioned the shooter's ethnicity.... CBS says Santa was upset by his wife's success.... oh yeah - that's a great reason to mow down the family.

How's THAT for unbiased news coverage, people?  How much longer are we going to ignore the frigging ELEPHANT in the room?  Or the one in our nation????

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2011/12/20111226164855218484.html

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/clad_in_santa_suit_man_kills_6.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57350135-504083/texas-gunman-aziz-yazdanpanah-was-angry-with-wifes-success-friends-say/

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/12/islamic-honor-killing-in-texas-man-who-murdered-family-on-christmas-morning-was-muslim-who-disliked.html

WHY ARE WE LETTING THE BAD GUYS MAKE OUR RULES….

A post by a friend started me thinking [scary, huh?]  These are my ramblings – a few facts and some cathartic ranting before the end of the year.

In the Revolutionary War, we didn’t play by the rules.  We didn’t put on matching outfits, line up, and march to music to confront our enemies.  We used guerilla tactics, non-traditional plans, like Washington’s crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Day – we fought to win against the British, and we did.

In 1941, we were attacked and drawn into WWll – we had a no holds [I always thought it was ‘holes’] barred strategy - we bombed German cities, bombed Tokyo, Nagasaki, Hiroshima – and we defeated our enemies.  We played to win, and we won.

On to Korea – there, we said we wouldn’t cross the 38th parallel and we got a stalemate, and have HAD one since 1953.  We didn’t play to win.

In Viet Nam, we again didn’t play to win.  Our military was forbidden crossing into adjacent countries, even though there were NVA there.  We refused to bomb many sites that harbored enemy soldiers.  We ran a limited, losing military ‘conflict’, and we lost.

Terrorists attacked us in our homeland in 2001, destroying twin towers and killing 3000+ Americans.  A multi-national force attacked Afghanistan with politically correct rules.  We took prisoners and sent them to GTMO.  We provide them with Korans and prayer rugs; we handle their food with gloves.  They are well fed and given the best medical care around.  They cannot be made uncomfortable, let alone questioned under threat of torture.  We are fighting this war with our hands tied behind our back – And now we are bowing to religious tradition IN OUR MILITARY by letting Muslims ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE MILITARY wear their traditional religious headwear.  [As my friend said – UNIT comes from the Latin word ‘unus’, meaning ONE – it’s called a UNIT for a reason – it lives, breathes, works and kills as one.]

Nidal Hassan killed 19 at Ft. Hood – NOT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE.  Hasan Akbar killed two military officers in 2003 by tossing 4 grenades into their tent.  This was NOT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE.  Chinese American James Yee, an Army chaplain assigned to ‘minister’ the GTMO Muslim detainees was accused of being a conduit between the prisoners and Al Qaeda. [The charges – SEDITION, AIDING THE ENEMY, SPYING, ESPIONAGE AND FAILURE TO OBEY ORDERS - were dropped BECAUSE RELEASING THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM WOULD HAVE BEEN A NATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEM‼‼]

Muslims are now permitted to wear their religious headwear as PART of their uniform.  What next?  Thongs and spike heels for the GLBT crowd?

In conclusion [finally]...

POINT 1:  We no longer fight to win because the politicians have determined ‘we won’t be loved around the world’ if we aren’t politically correct!  The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things.  What part of that is so difficult to understand?

POINT 2:  The United States Military SHOULD NOT BE A CRUCIBLE FOR SOCIAL ENGINEERING!  People who enter our military KNOW WHAT IT IS and by opting to join, they should be forced to follow the RULES OF THE MILITARY.  We should not be making concessions to any military members because of their race, sex, SEXUAL PREFERENCE or RELIGION‼! 

Period – end of discussion.



Thursday, December 29, 2011

SPEAKING OF TITS.....

And he's looking at Obama's..... ummmm



Before his most recent dinner outing, Obama hit the links, spending nearly seven hours at the Ko’olau Golf Club with Mike Ramos, Greg Orme and long-time friend Robert Titcomb, who earlier this year plead no contest to soliciting a prostitute in Honolulu.

From 4/6/11 – Huffington Post

HONOLULU -- One of President Barack Obama's close friends has been arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.

Honolulu police say Robert "Bobby" Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover sting operation late Monday and released on $500 bail.

The 49-year-old Titcomb attended Punahou School in Honolulu with Obama. The two often golf, play basketball, go to the beach and dine together when the president returns home to Hawaii for vacation.  The 49-year-old pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.  The Prosecutor’s office says because he stayed out of trouble for six months, the conviction has been expunged.

GENERAL PATRAEUS FOR PRESIDENT?

USA TODAY HEADLINE:  Petraeus almost quit over Obama drawdown in Afghanistan
Photo from Getty Images

Would everyone who thinks Obama appointed Petraeus head of the CIA to preclude him running for president, please raise your hand.   Obummer is nothing if not diabolical.

A new book due out in January [All In: The Education of General David Petraeus] describes Petraeus' frustration at still being labeled an outsider from the Obama administration, even as he retired from the military at Obama's request before taking the job last summer as the CIA's 20th director. ... It also is peppered with Petraeus quotes that sound like olive branches meant to soothe Obama aides who feared Petraeus would challenge their boss for the White House.

The general accepted a cut in authority and pay to lead the Afghanistan war campaign when Gen. Stanley McChrystal was forced to resign.

The fact that Patraeus did NOT resign in protest to Obama’s totally stupid military political decision to draw down in Afghanistan suggests to me, at least, that he has no more principles than Colin Powell…. Makes me wonder what we are ‘breeding’ in our new, GLBT friendly military.

In 1977, Carter fired Major Gen. John K. Singlaub as chief of staff of U.S. forces in South Korea after Singlaub publicly criticized Carter's decision to withdraw troops from the peninsula, saying it could lead to war. Singlaub knew Carter would have no choice but to fire him for comments bordering insubordination, but he was a man of principle for speaking his mind and taking his punishment - you can't say that about Powell and Petraeus



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

NOTES FROM THE BACK PAGE...

Congress closed out 2011 WITHOUT extending the 30-year old ethanol subsidy.   The REQUIREMENT for blended fuels is still in place.  At the same time, Congress cancelled a tariff on ethanol imported from Brazil. This opens the tap for a source of ethanol that doesn't have the reputation of being a dirty diversion of a food crop that corn-based ethanol carries. It also means that while the blenders' tax credit is no more, the 2007 legislation calling for a significant increase in the use of renewable fuels is likely not going anywhere if the abundant ethanol produced from Brazil's sugarcane economy can be used instead.  As an aside – the corn lobby isn’t thrilled!  However, cancelling the subsidy will give Obama another $6 Billion to pour into alternative fuel research (read that as:  pick winners and losers)

Another pearl of wisdom on fuel consumption is this. 

N.C. is raising the state fuel tax the first of the year by 8 cents a gallon because….. the price of gas has been so high that people have cut back on driving, preventing the state from collecting the necessary taxes on gasoline that their bloated budget requires.  Did you follow that?  Raise gas price è conservation è less gas bought è fewer taxes collected è gotta raise taxes.  Got it --- makes sense?  The city of Raleigh did the same thing a few years back during a ‘drought’ -  they raised the price of water to encourage conservation – and the citizens complied – and the city’s revenue dropped like a stone – so they had to raise water prices.

When will these idiots learn that raising taxes does NOT generate revenue.

It’s the SPENDING, STUPID!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BEND OVER, AMERICA!



The United States reaches its current debt limit on Friday.  Guess what Obama wants for the New Year!  ANOTHER $1.2 TRILLION.  And after the complete pummeling of the House of Representatives by Obama the week before Christmas, Boehner and the rest are still holding their ankles!  Hopefully all the Republicans got knee pads for Christmas.

Under the new budget, Congress can only vote to block the debt-ceiling extension with a disapproval resolution. Lawmakers have 15 days within receiving the request to vote down the debt limit increase.

The debt limit currently stands at $15.194 trillion and would increase to $16.394 trillion with the request.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Hope it’s good for YOU too!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NO WONDER THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE IS GOING BROKE!

Here's the new Obama stamp!

The Postal Services created a stamp with a picture of President Obama on it. The Postal Service noticed that the stamp was not sticking to envelopes. This enraged the President, who demanded a full investigation. After a month of testing and $1.73 million in congressional spending, a special Presidential commission presented the following findings:

1. The stamp is in perfect order.

2. There is nothing wrong with the glue.

3. People are just spitting on the wrong side.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

COOL LINK FROM A TECHNODUMMY!

WATCH ANY SPORTS GAME FREE..... WORLDWIDE!


You have to have some sort of streaming thing, which you can download at the site (and this is a gambling site, but you don't have to gamble or give a credit card)


Pick your sport and click on it - I found I got the best reception on LINK 3 - saw my SKINS win and Green Bay lose their first game........ 


Try it!  and enjoy!




http://www.firstrowsports.tv/sport/american-football.html

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

This is NOT the Griswold family vacation!



The President and his family are traveling SEPARATELY to Hawaii because he wants to resolve the payroll tax cut issue before leaving Washington – and his wife does not want to wait. [Grab cake – get ready to eat!]

Her advanced trip and the cost that comes with it – as much as $100,000 (flight and security) – adds to an already expensive vacation for the taxpayers.

TRAVEL FOR A.F. ONE: $3,651,626 (MICHELLE’S PLANE IS AN ADDITIONAL $100,000 – SHE DOESN’T WANT TO WAIT)

The biggest expense is President Barack Obama’s round trip flight to Hawaii.


The U.S. Air Force provides the most current numbers of $181,757 per flight hour. Travel time for Air Force One direct from Washington D.C. to Hawaii is about 9 hours or $1,635,813 each way for a total of $3,271,622 for the round trip to Hawaii and back.

The cost for USAF C-17 CARGO aircraft that transports the Presidential limos, helicopters and other support equipment is not available to the public. However, the flight time between Andrews Air Force Base and Hawaii is at about 20 hours roundtrip, with estimated operating cost of $7,000 per hour (GAO report) for a total of $140,000 per roundtrip. The United States Marine Corps provides a presidential helicopter, along with pilots and support crews for the test flights, which travel on another C-17 flight at $140,000 for a total of $280,000.


Mrs. Obama’s early flight to Hawaii costs about $63,000 (White House Dossier), but add security and personnel for a total of about $100,000.

HOUSING FOR SS, COAST GUARD, NAVY SEALS TO PROTECT THE ROYAL FIRST FAMILY: $151,200 (7 HOUSES @ $1200/DAY/HOUSE – meals not included)

The taxpayers must cover the costs for housing  U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Coast Guard and Navy Seals in beach front and canal front homes in Kailua. [Nice rentals, eh taxpayers?]


That costs about $1,200 a day ($200 allocated per bedroom per day). Since security arrives one day early, homes are rented for 18 days.
That is about $21,600 per home for approximately 7 houses rented at a total cost of $151,200 for security to stay nearby.


HOTEL ROOMS FOR STAFF: $72,216 ($3,009/PERSON x staff of 24)

Moana Surfrider Resort [This ain't no Motel 6, Alice!]



The President’s staff and White House Press Corps stay at one of Hawaii’s oldest and MOST ELEGANT hotels, the Moana Surfrider. Hawaii Reporter confirmed they are again staying there this year. Besides its stunningly beautiful view of Waikiki, and its traditional architecture, it is one of the most pricey hotels in the state.

Government rates are $177 per night, but that only is available during certain times a year.

Rooms typically start at $250 but can cost on average as much as $450 a night, and are even higher during the holidays.  A hotel spokesperson did not return calls to confirm the rate the White House received.

A conservative estimate with rooms at the government rate of $177 per day (excluding a 9.25 percent Transient Accommodation Tax and a 4.712 percent General Excise Tax on each bill, meals, internet charges and other charges) means the taxpayers are covering more than $72,216 in hotel bills for an estimated 24 staff.

LOCAL TAXPAYER COSTS: $260,000 ($15,294/DAY)

Local police over time for the president’s visit has historically cost Oahu taxpayers $250,000 but may be more expensive this year with the extended vacation.



The city ambulance the accompanies the president 24 hours a day through his entire visit is $10,000, according to city spokeswoman Louise Kim McCoy.

Hawaii Reporter annually has requested details on the cost of the President’s trip, but the White House will not release any figures, citing security concerns

QUESTIONS?  QUESTIONS ANYONE?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

BRADLEY MANNING HAS COURT APPEARANCE

FORT MEADE, Md. -- A hearing TO DETERMINE WHETHER ARMY PFC BRADLEY MANNING SHOULD FACE CHARGES …….of illegally releasing thousands of classified U.S. military documents opened Friday with the defense questioning the presiding officer’s objectivity.
SHOULD FACE CHARGES?  YOU HAVE GOT TO FRIGGING KIDDING ME! 
 
The guy is a spy against the United Stated!  Please tell me why there is ANY QUESTION about him ‘facing charges’.  His ass needs to be tried, convicted, and summarily put before a firing squad!  This would go a long way in preventing a repeat performance by other traitors.

It’s time for ‘bradass87’ to be put out of his misery!

Friday, December 16, 2011

THE LAST, LAST IOWA DEBATE: 12-15-11


If you think of what Newt accomplished in his career in the House, and it WAS a very conservative career and he DID have to work with a Dem in the White House – it was amazing.  It was only when he really tried to make some huge changes – like privatizing Social Security – that he ran aground.  It truly pisses me off that all the republicans he dragged into office in 1994 are turning against him.  As for his position on the judges – there should be no lifetime appointments, even at SCOTUS – I would like to see a judge appointed for 9 years, and every year ONE would come up for re-confirmation.  At the lower levels, judges should be elected.  As for Newt’s time as a consultant with Freddie Mac… Newt is a product of his own marketing – he had a consulting COMPANY and he negotiated with FM for his SERVICES and the services of his company – and he was PAID for his services.  The fact that FM was a GSE is immaterial – FM was free to negotiate and they did, and Newt was the beneficiary because of his reputation.  Free market exchange of goods and services – a willing seller and a willing buyer.  If you want to blame anyone, blame Chris Dodd and Barney Frank who saw to it that FM operated without regulation and could MAKE this sort of deal with a consultant.

I won’t waste ink on Huntsman.

Romney is NOT a conservative and I fear he’s not aggressive enough to take it to Obama.  And at Bain, he led the buying of companies that had problems – broke them into sub-companies, sold what could be sold for huge profits, and shut down what couldn’t be sold and sent the employees packing.  That’s not creating jobs IMHO – but again, it’s the free market.

Santorum was far less arrogant and dismissive than in some of the previous debates.  He answered all the questions he was given in a very direct manner. I'm still surprised that he hasn't done better in the polls. I think his lack of any type of executive experience is hurting him. I very much respect his stance on family values and the role of family in putting our country back on the right track.

Bachmann – this is her record, the one she continually touts:
Despite Bachmann's early success in the presidential polls, her congressional record is composed almost entirely of confusion and failure. She's authored bills that not a single other lawmaker will cosponsor; she's sponsored the exact same failing bills over and over again; she's entered bills on obscure or trivial topics.  Some are probably well-meaning, such as those relating to foster children or adoption services. Others seem downright awful, like the Emergency Energy Cut the Red Tape Now Act of 2008, which would allow pretty much anyone to start blowing up national parks to look for oil or natural gas.  Of the 46 sponsored bills to her name -- only two of which have actually passed the U.S. House.  [Source:  City Pages, 401 N. 3rd St. Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN 55401]
She’s also made tiny, stupid mistakes that make her seem scatterbrained.  I don’t doubt that she’s conservative – she’s just unqualified.

I don’t think Perry had a very good debate – I liked his idea of a part-time Congress but that ain’t his call and it ain’t gonna happen.  He lacks substance, but he would be fun to hang out with ‘cause he’s a good ole boy.

Ron Paul – he had his foil had on last night and the one good thing Bachmann did was nail his ass on Iran.  Ron Paul will be 77 before the 2012 elections.  In my mind, that disqualifies him.  Reagan was 69 when he became president – and Ron Paul is no Ronald Reagan.

I still think Newt is our best shot at taking the White House. 

Romney couldn’t even beat McCain!  How can he beat Obama?


Thursday, December 15, 2011

ABC CANCELLED 'REVENGE' FOR THIS?????

Apparently Barbara Walters had a 90 minute (OMG!) show last night on her 10 most interesting people of 2011.... IMHO - if this crowd is the best she could come up with, we are in deep shit defining 'interesting'.  No wonder I only watch sports and FNC!  (And I had no IDEA that ABC had a show with a gay couple!!!  WTF!)

10-9-8: Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian: They marry, procreate and Tweet for money. Their total and complete lack of personality is kind of fascinating, we guess. 

7: Simon Cowell: One of the world's most successful music executives. Wears tight t-shirts. Speaks his mind. 

6: Derek Jeter: Perhaps the most boring, least fascinating athlete on the planet. He plays very hard, is respectful of the game and, by all accounts, is a very nice guy. Does any of that make him an especially interesting individual? 

5: Donald Trump: Okay, his hair is pretty fascinating. 

4: Katy Perry: She sings fun pop ballads and wears weird outfits. Is anyone fascinated by the artist herself? Or do you just wanna bop around to "Last Friday Night?" 

3: Pippa Middleton: Acceptable. The public is clearly fascinated by her and for good reason. Total cutie alert! 

2: Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson: They are actors who portray a gay couple. How fascinating, right?!? Think it's a coincidence they also star on an ABC show?

1:  I have no idea because I didn't watch.  But based on 2-10, I would rather be reading Time Magazine's cover story on their Person(s) of the Year!


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SURGE IN HANDGUN OWNERSHIP – ARE YOU SITTING DOWN? LARGEST INCREASE AMONG WOMEN AND DEMOCRATS!

Excerpts from Bloomberg News, Ken Wells…. This is a fascinating article.

“A gun is like a fire extinguisher… It isn’t there because you want to have a fire or expect to have a fire.”

Gun advocacy is on the increase.  Besides Students for Concealed Carry, there are the Pink Pistols, Mothers Arms, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, the Second Amendment Sisters, the Women’s Firearm Network and the International Defensive Pistol Association, among others. Their influence may be outsized in gaining converts as they set up Facebook pages, churn out blogs and post recruiting videos on YouTube.

…The surge has been propelled by shifting politics and demographics that have made it easier and more acceptable than at any time in 75 years for Americans to buy and carry pistols. Post-9/11 fears also seem to be a factor, as has been the relentless pro-gun politicking of the National Rifle Association and marketing, particularly to women, by handgun manufacturers.

Twenty years ago, 76 percent of women [said they would never own a handgun], and 68 percent of all people in the country were wary enough of firearms of any kind to tell Gallup pollsters that they backed laws more strictly limiting their sale. Then what Gallup calls “a clear societal change” began.

In October, a Gallup poll found record-low support for a handgun ban -- at 26 percent among all, and 31 percent among women. The poll, which has tracked gun attitudes since 1959, documented a record-low 43 percent who favor making it more difficult to acquire guns and record-high numbers of women and Democrats saying there is a firearm at home. Forty-seven percent said someone in the household owns at least one gun, the highest reading in 18 years.

The growing acceptance of guns echoes a transformation in the politics of weapons. In 1987, Florida joined a handful of states that by law or tradition allowed people to carry hidden guns; now Illinois is the sole conceal-carry holdout, and the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 sent to the Senate a bill advocated by the NRA that would require those that issue concealed gun permits to recognize licenses from other states… The conceal-carry movement has gained momentum, in part because the dire predictions of anti-gun groups in the early years of the fight -- that carriers of hidden guns would deploy them to settle disputes over road rage and the like -- haven’t materialized.  

[Ed. note:  Obama won't come for the guns - he'll come for the bullets]




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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

OBAMA TO CUT MEXICAN BORDER GUARDS BY HALF - TO SAVE $$$

Citing budget cuts, the Obama administration early next year will cut the number of National Guard troops patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border by at least half, according to a congressman who was briefed on the plan.

Ummmmm – I missed the part where the President controls the STATE National Guard units, except when they are called up to active duty in time of war…. Help me out here.  OH WAIT!  Obama needs more undocumented DEMOCRATS before next November!  Got it!  



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Monday, December 12, 2011

KEEP THIS HANDY IN CASE YOU OVERDOSE ON SOMETHING AND NEED TO THROW UP!

Income inequality is NOT the defining issue of our time!  The left is nuttier than squirrel shit!  America is about EQUAL OPPORTUNITY!  Communism is about EQUAL OUTCOME!


GOD'S QUARTERBACK!

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos, down 10-0 with minutes to go in the 4th quarter, came from behind to tie the game with a 59 yard field goal, and went on to defeat the Chicago Bears 13-10 in overtime! Tebow has been roundly criticized for praying on the sidelines and ridiculed for being a man of faith. God is good.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

RUNNING COMMENTARY ON THE DEBATE TONIGHT [12/10/11]

Newt has had the sound bite of the debate  right at the starting line. After listening to Romney talk about being in the private sector and listening to Romney call him a career politician over and over and over, Newt told Romney - YOU'D BE A CAREER POLITICIAN TODAY IF YOU HADN'T LOST TO TED KENNEDY IN 1994! ROFLMAO!

The first question to start the second round (after the commercials) had to do with marriage and fidelity - ABC is out to get Newt - making no bones about it.  Bachmann gave a great answer, referring to the founders' vision of who would be a good leader.  Newt gave an honest and direct answer.  Hopefully this has been put to bed.

I think Diane Sawyer's drunk...... or on something.  Her questions are totally inane and the way she's presenting them is dopey as hell.  Her opening question had to do with a NUMBER of how many jobs each candidate would create - and she kept pressing for numbers - I mean - WHO KNOWS what will work and how many jobs would be created.  Now she's asking how many illegal immigrants each would let stay............. she must be into numerology!

George Stephy is asking about Newt's comment about Palestinians being a made up people.... Paul says Newt is technically correct - then he went off on his foreign policy tangent.  NEWT SHOT STEPHY DOWN BAD!  WHAT AN ANSWER!  Game - set - match - and APPLAUSE!  Mitt is rambling... and Diane Sawyer is drunk!

The next few questions were pretty lame..... have you (each candidate) every had to pinch pennies, cut back on expenses.... I assume they wanted to know if the candidates could relate to the middle class....  next they were asked to expand on their government healthcare positions.... answers were reruns of prior debates........ basically a waste of that segment.  I'm more fascinated watching Diane Sawyer and waiting for her to fall out of her chair or flop across the desk - does she have some medical problems I'm not aware of?

My complete feeling on this debate is that it was ABC’s attempt to take out Gingrich.  I think Santorum was strong with all of his answers.  Perry was just sorta ‘there’ but didn’t do his candidacy any good.  Paul had a great showing tonight – his only weakness is his total lack of foreign policy awareness – what he advocates is impossible to achieve.  Bachmann was strong, kept repeating her key notes.  I thought Romney was petulant and off-message, but he got in all his vanilla points.  Newt started out on the defensive , because he was under attack from the first question, but he didn't stay there long.  He kept smiling and poking fun but got in his shots.  He showed grace and humor.  Closing comments were excellent!

The candidates all won – ABC was the loser.  Blatantly partisan.  Anyone who’s surprised by that please raise your hand.

One nice thing was they showed the spouses....... that was a first.

Romney may have made a mistake tonight..... Perry hammered him on healthcare and a comment that was in his first book and was removed for the second edition. Mitt bet him $10K he was wrong..... Joe 6-pack ain't gonna make a bet like that.

In closing - I absolutely agree with the ABC talking heads - Romney needed to give Newt a knock-out punch and he didn't even come close.  While Newt started out on defense, he quickly turned the debate into one where his strengths showed.  He stood firm on his beliefs, his record and his recent comments.  

One of the ABC guys went to far as to say Newt would get the party nod after tonight's performance.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

MORE THOUGHTS ON NEWT….

I have followed the Republican political season probably as closely as anyone around.  We do not, now WILL we, have the perfect candidate to go up against Obama, so anyone looking for that should get their head out of the…. clouds.  Who in their right mind would be willing to go through the anal exam (as Rush says) that our side has to go through simply for running – and you ain’t seen nothing until a candidate is CHOSEN.

Accepting that all our candidates are flawed…. my biggest gripe is not the press admittedly attacking our people – we all knew this would happen.  My problem is MY SIDE – people who are supposedly Republicans attacking our people!  You have to hand it to the Democrats – they will circle the wagons, but not us!  The Republican ‘elite’ – whoever that is – still thinks we can be loved and admired by the media, still believes that Conservatism as a philosophy won’t sell to the masses.  These are the people who gave us McCain, and who are hell bent to repeat that by forcing Romney down our throats.

I, for one, am ready to tell them to fuck off!  I’ve watched our candidates rise and fall; I’ve posted videos of Carl Rove attacking EVERY SINGLE CANDIDATE for their faults – STFU, Carl!

My guy has ALWAYS been Gingrich.  And now that he’s making headway, all his former colleagues are jumping on the bandwagon, saying he’s not a good leader.  THIS IS THE MAN WHO LED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OUT OF THE ABYSS OF 40 YEARS OF DEMOCRAT GOVERNANCE IN 1994!  They say he thinks out loud.  The operative word is ‘THINKS’.  Hello!  WE NEED new ideas to bring America back from a real abyss.  These same people wrote Newt off last summer when his staff started jumping ship. LOOK WHERE HE IS NOW – with little or no organization, certainly little mainline party support – he’s in first place and rising‼‼ 

Newt has personal baggage.  I hate infidelity – but his lifestyle is NOT for me to judge – I believe there is a far higher power than I for that.  I’ve come to the place now where my conclusion is – if Clinton didn’t bother the left, why should I pass judgment on the one person I think can save this country because of his personal baggage.  NEWT KNOWS WHO THE ENEMY IS, AND THAT ENEMY LIVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE!  His detractors say Newt can’t stay focused.  Well I’ll tell you what – he has been focused on this enemy since DAY 1 – while the others were nit-picking at each other, Newt has been slamming Obama’s record and pointing out everything Obama’s done that’s hurt this nation, both here and abroad.  If that’s not being focused, then I’ll take not focused.
Newt knows history – he TAUGHT it and there are people who’ve sat in his classes, unlike the president, who supposedly taught Constitutional law [ed. Note:  ROFLMAO] and I’ve yet to see a testimonial from anyone in his class or even on the faculty with him.

Newt is probably the best extemporaneous speaker in public life today – and if he’s the candidate, he will be up against the WORSE extemporaneous speaker in the history of politics.  That alone would be worth the price of admission.
I know he’s flip-flopped on issues…. Who hasn’t?  At least he admits to the mistakes, rather than doing the Romney wiggle, or defining the meaning of ‘is’.

And my final mantra…. 2012 is about the judges.  Those of you who read my mess have heard this repeatedly.  Four sitting Supremes born in the 30’s.  FOUR!  Obama has placed two gems on the court already (one to get the Latino vote and one to keep Obamacare from being overturned).  Can this country afford any more like that?

Newt can win.  He’s the only one that CAN.  If you think he’s not a conservative, look who he said he’s put at State – JOHN BOLTON!  OMG – the liberals’ heads will spin.

Focus?  Yes.  Ideas?  Hell yes.  Leadership?  Depends on your definition.  I’m down with a man who has ideas and can then delegate someone to carry them through. 

NEWT CAN BEAT OBAMA!  Why start believing the MSM now????  We know where they stand.  We know how they do polling to get the answer they want.  Are we going to let them pick our candidate – AGAIN?  Are we going to let those who gave us Bob Dole and John McCain force Mitt Romney down our throats?

Wake UP, my friends.  It’s time to fish or cut bait….


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WARRING SPEAKERS

Nancy Pelosi is saying she has dirt on Newt, stemming from an ethics probe in the 90’s that had to do with a history course Newt taught.  She says ‘when the time is right’, she’ll divulge the information.  If this isn’t political blackmail, I don’t know what is.  

I would also think that Mrs. Pelosi would be opening a Pandora’s Box of Congressional dirt that would take out people equally on both sides of the aisle.  Somehow I can’t see her caucus allowing this, but then – the left will do anything to win – even commits crimes, as we’ve all seen.

Monday, December 5, 2011

BREAKING NEWS!

CAIN SET TO ENDORSE GINGRICH TODAY IN 2:00 PRESS CONFERENCE....

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/source%3A-herman-cain-to-endorse-newt-gingrich-monday-20111204-tm

I'm sure the womanizing comparisons will begin - funny how indiscretions only matter if you're a Conservative....

Sunday, December 4, 2011

OBAMA SPOKESMAN SLAMS ISRAEL....

The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, [who was a major fundraiser for President Obama’s 2008 election campaign, who bundled $500,000 for Obama, and who personally giving at least $2,300 to the campaign] recently told a conference HOSTED BY the European Jewish Union that Israel is to blame for growing anti-Semitism harbored by people of Muslim faith.  Not a lot of money for an ambassadorship…. and a cheap mouthpiece for Obama.

Friday, December 2, 2011

MORMONS AND BLACK SKIN


I read an editorial a few days ago suggesting a reason the MSM and the White House want to run against Romney - and it has everything to do with playing the race card.  While people of African descent have always been able to be members of the LDS, it was only as recently as 1978 that the Church permitted them to enter the priesthood. 

Read this link..... while I don't think Obama's people would directly call Romney a racist, by attacking his religion and it's history with black Americans, the inference that he's a racist would be very easy, particularly since few know the history of LDS and it's teachings.

Having said that, it certainly didn't matter about Obama's 20-year involvement with an anti-American pastor, but then - McCain was unwilling to attack Obama on his associations.  The left WOULD NOT HESITATE to attack Romney, even indirectly, for his associations.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

WHEN WILL BARACK OBAMA FINALLY REACH THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL?

This is an excerpt from a fund-raising email signed 'Barack'.... it's about a raffle to win a chance to have dinner with him.  Frankly I'm shocked he didn't include his on-line campaign STORE link, where you can do your Christmas shopping  [ http://store.barackobama.com/ ] ... does anyone besides me find this disgusting?

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

...If you win a seat at the next dinner with three other supporters and me, you’ll get to bring a guest.   
I thought I’d bring one, too — so I invited Michelle.  
She’s in.  
Donate $3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered to sit down for a meal with Michelle and me.  
Michelle and I don’t get to spend as much time as we’d like with the people who are building the 2012 campaign.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A FEW RAMBLING THOUGHTS ON THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL SLATE, THE PRESIDENT, AND ECONOMIC STIMULUS

Obama started campaigning shortly after the 2010 elections, and he’s made it clear that he’s running against CONGRESS.  He’s been clever by putting forth ideas that HE KNOWS the Republicans won’t go for.  Then he sends out dupes like Dick Durbin who whine and say that the Republicans want to give tax breaks to the rich while NOT extending the payroll tax for ‘working families’. 

First of all – do those on the left think the RICH don’t work?  The other thing Obama did was give workers the payroll tax holiday.  That’s a double edged sword – it does reward people who actually have a job because it reduces the dollars withheld from their paychecks.  But since the payroll tax funds Social Security, it’s simply going to make THAT entitlement go bankrupt sooner.  And there isn’t much evidence that the economy is being stimulated by the payroll tax holiday.  I think the Republicans will vote to extend it – it would be political suicide to do otherwise.

As for Obama’s opponents next fall…

BECAUSE Obama’s in campaign mode, and BECAUSE his BFF David Axelrod has been ‘working’ on Obama’s re-election campaign for some time…. there has been a flood of money into the economy.  Think back…. Early on, they were sure that Sarah Palin would jump in, so Axelrod sent scores of Palin-tologists to Alaska to dig thru her emails.  Now that’s not cheap, considering flights, accommodations, and payoffs.  I’m still waiting to see what they’ve uncovered. 

You can’t really say Axelrod took out Perry – he sorta did that all by himself.  I like Perry but America isn’t ready for another Texas governor as president – especially another one who has trouble articulating his positions.  So they went after Cain. 

The left’s biggest problem with Cain is that he’s black.  It’s really hard to nail your opponent as a racist when he’s blacker than you are.  There are all sorts of names you CAN call him but they aren’t suitable for print.  So they started digging into Cain’s background.  Notice that, while Cain has never lived in Chicago, most of these women who have come forward live there?  Wonder how much Axelrod has spent on THAT search.  The general thought is that Cain will be out soon.  Last night Bachmann’s campaign tweeted that there were trucks at Cain’s Iowa HQ…
Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) -- Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign manager is "really sorry" for a tweet sent out Tuesday evening by a Bachmann aide claiming there were moving trucks outside Herman Cain's Iowa headquarters.
Bachmann Iowa campaign chairman and state Sen. Kent Sorenson tweeted that info on Twitter, and included a picture.
Turns out, the Cain presidential campaign staff was receiving a shipment of boxes that included about 3,000 yard signs.  Bachmann shot herself in the foot again.  Still, Cain himself has said he’s re-evaluating his run because of the stresses it’s caused on his family.  Apparently Axelrod is getting a return on his investment.

And now, poor David is going to have to start digging into Newt.  I’m sure they wrote him off months ago, as did many of us, but now he’s giving Mitt some serious competition.  Newt has a long and colorful career, both in government and in the private sector but hopefully all his dirty laundry is already out there.  If Newt were a Democrat, the left and the MSM would say ”That’s his personal life and should not be part of a campaign”  But I’m sure the digging has begun and Newt’s women will start coming out of the woodwork.

The Obama team has been gearing up for a run against Romney for a year – they have hung everything on him being the candidate.  Does anyone find it curious that NOTHING negative has come out on Romney?  Whatever they have on Mitt won’t come out until he’s the nominee.  For sure they will nail him on healthcare and that will NOT be a campaign issue.  But never doubt – Axelrod has more and they are saving it.

So… we can THANK Axelrod for all the spending – detectives and reporters aren’t cheap.  One positive sign for the right is that Obama’s fundraising is a bit lower than projected – it would be nice if he had a primary challenge, but that’s a pipe dream.

The campaigner-in-chief DOES have a new money train, though.  His team has put together a website where you can do all your Christmas shopping!  You can buy Obama golf balls, spatulas, martini glasses – even soy candles and yoga pants.  President Obama has just what you need — a “Fired up and Ready to Grill” apron, a six-pack presidential cooler, and a nifty Commander-in-Chief cutting board to chop up your White House veggies.  Be still, my heart!  I guess this is Obama’s venture into private enterprise, so he can add that to his resume.

UNFRIGGINGBELIEVABLE!



Sunday, November 27, 2011

NEWT CAN BEAT OBAMA!

LISTEN TO THIS VIDEO!  Newt Gingrich is the ONLY one in the race who KNOWS WHO THE ENEMY IS AND HAS THE BRAINPOWER (and the stones) TO DEFEAT HIM!





http://www.newt.org/

Now go to his website and help him win!  Romney and Perry have all the $$$$.... and NEITHER has the stones to go for the jugular.  Newt is brilliant and articulate and HE KNOWS HOW OBAMA HAS DAMAGED THIS NATION!

2012 is about the judges!  There are FOUR sitting SCOTUS judges that were born in the 30's...... Obama has made TWO appointments - one to buy the Latino vote and one to keep Obamacare legal!  WE CAN'T LET HIM MAKE FOUR MORE APPOINTMENTS!  It would take two generations to undo what a SCOTUS can do when it LEGISLATES.  The Constitution says it's the CONGRESS WHO MAKES LAWS - not the Supreme Court!  We have GOT to reverse the trend of the courts legislating via precedents!  We need Constitutionalists on the court!

Almost everything Obama has done can be UNdone - except for lifetime judicial appointments!  PLEEEEEEEEASE spread the word and get behind someone who can send the Obama's PACKING!

WHY YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD BE CONSERVATIVE



TEA PARTY NATION ENDORSES NEWT





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Friday, November 25, 2011

LIBERAL-SPEAK: GREEN = MONEY

I believe in global warming….. and global cooling.  It’s called climate change.  Since the earth was formed there have been periods of global warming and global cooling that span hundreds of thousands of years.  Believe it or not, this actually occurred before the invention of the automobile.  It’s also been shown that calling a naturally occurring compound, such as carbon dioxide, a ‘greenhouse’ gas, causes heart palpitations in the liberal breast, and also loosens the purse strings of governments large and small.  The gasping and panting of the left DOES increase CO but fortunately there are green plants which, unbeknownst to liberals, use COto in the process of photosynthesis, converting it to OXYGEN, which some people believe is necessary for most animal life.  The contribution of civilization to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 3% of 3% of 3% of all the CO2  generated.

A new batch of 5,000 emails among scientists central to the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis were anonymously released to the public yesterday, igniting a new firestorm of controversy nearly two years to the day after similar emails ignited the Climategate scandal.
Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

GAME – SET – MATCH!

THE BEST SOUND BITE OF LAST NIGHT’S DEBATE…

As the left continues to prop up Ron Paul, froot loop extraordinaire, anyone watching last night’s debate knows now for sure that he’s clueless.  In a two man discussion with Newt on how to deal with terrorism vs. criminals, Paul alleged that ‘look how we dealt with Timothy McVeigh – the law did what it was supposed to do – and it worked fine.’  

In a split screen with Newt looking at him like WTH… Wolf Blitzer asked Newt if he would like to respond.  Newt made a hand gesture as if to slough off Paul, shook his head…. And then looked at Paul incredulously and said:  ‘McVeigh WON!”  Loooooong pause for effect before the crowd started to cheer.

Ron Paul has a good understanding of the Constitution, and perhaps better than some of the other candidates.  But the man is fundamentally lacking in any knowledge of how today’s world actually functions. 

Here’s the link to the CNN clip on the Patriot Act:  (Newt was brilliant as usual!)


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

YAAAAAAA - OIL DRILLING RESUMES IN THE GULF…… OOPS….. NEVERMIND

Yes – drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is resuming as we speak - the only problem is, it’s China doing the drilling!  The United States will get any oil spills and greenhouse gasses.  But since Obama has stopped all AMERICAN drilling, we can only sit idly by and watch resources along OUR coast be harvested by the Communists! [BP DID get a permit for EXPLORATORY drilling last monty.]

U.S. geologists believe there may be 5 billion barrels of oil down there. Cuban studies estimate the total at four times that, enough to put the island on par with mid-size energy exporters in the region like Ecuador and Colombia.

A major oil strike could rescue Cuba’s struggling socialist system from its financial woes, giving the Castro government access to new credit and a potentially lucrative industry.

The new Chinese-constructed well, being delivered and set up by the REPSOL, a Spanish energy company, will puncture the sea floor in Cuban-controlled waters just 60 miles off the Florida Keys, not far from a protected coastline where offshore drilling is banned under U.S. law.


Six wells are planned to be drilled with this rig by the various international companies who own exploration rights off the north shore of the island of Cuba.  Drilling is scheduled to begin this month.


Closer to home, the Obama administration delayed a decision on the controversial project around the Keystone pipeline until after the 2012 election.  Most of the GOP field has embraced the project.

When Sean Hannity asked Perry about the Keystone XL pipeline on the radio Tuesday, Perry blasted Obama.

"That is stunning to me. Those tar sands are going to either go west to China or south to the United States," Perry said, later adding "Buying Canadian crude and bringin' it in to the United States makes abundant good sense. And this president is putting American soldiers' lives in jeopardy with this as well as the security of America."


The Federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved an EXPLORATORY drilling permit in the Gulf for BP last month.

Reorganization of Title 30: Bureaus of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and Ocean Energy Management

This rule contains regulations that will be under the authority of two newly formed Bureaus, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), both within the Department of the Interior. On May 19, 2010, the Secretary of the Interior announced the separation of the responsibilities performed by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) (formerly the Minerals Management Service) into three new separate organizations: Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Those regulations that will apply to the authority of BSEE organization will remain in 30 CFR chapter II, but be retitled “Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.” This rule removes from chapter II those regulations that will apply to the authority of BOEM and recodifies them into a new 30 CFR chapter V entitled “Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.”

Got that? 

NEWT ANSWERS HIS ATTACKERS!


QUOTING A HIT PIECE ON NEWT FROM POLITICO:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68728.html

Gingrich also confronts the oft-told story that he asked his first wife for a divorce while she was on her deathbed.

“This story is a vicious lie,” according to [Newt on his new] page. “It was first reported by a left-wing magazine in the 1980s based on heresay and has survived in left-wing chat rooms on the Internet until today. It is completely false.”

The page refers and links to a column one of Gingrich’s daughters wrote earlier this year about the incident.

“The column reveals that  1) It was her mother that requested the divorce, not Newt, and it was months before the hospital visit in question; 2) Her mother was in the hospital to remove a tumor, but it was benign, and she is still alive today; 3) Newt visited the hospital for the purpose of taking his two children to see their mother, not to discuss a divorce.”

AND A FOLLOW-UP PIECE – ALSO BY POLITICO:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/68728.html

“What these accusers are ignoring is that the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton were due to the fact that the president committed perjury in front of a sitting federal judge, which is a felony. As the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt felt that he had a duty to uphold the rule of law by pursuing impeachment. He stands by that decision today.”

The good news is - Newt has created a new website entitled:  ANSWERING THE ATTACKS:  SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT – NEWT’S POSITIONS ON THE ISSUES AND HIS RECORD


Read it and weep, Politico!

Monday, November 14, 2011

THE DEATH OF A UNIVERSITY....

Dean Edwards Smith is an icon in the state of North Carolina…. Smith is best known for his successful 36-year coaching tenure at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Smith coached from 1961 to 1997 and retired as the NCAA Division I men's basketball record-holder for victories (879), a record which was surpassed by Bob Knight in 2007 and Mike Krzyzewski in 2010. Smith has the 9th highest winning percentage of any men’s college basketball coach (77.6%).  

Despite Smith’s leftist political leanings, I have a limitless admiration for this man.  If I had walked into an athletic facility and seen Dean Smith violating a young boy, I would have died trying to kill him on the spot.  Most likely he would have survived, and if I HAD SURVIVED, my first stop would have been the police station, and I would have made it my life’s work seeing that he spent the rest of HIS life behind bars.

In 2002, the Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary saw what ‘he thought’ was Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach under Paterno,  having anal sex with a young boy in the shower in the football facility. 

McQueary is a piece of shit and I will never understand why he didn’t kill Sandusky on the spot.  I will also never understand how he has been able to close his eyes at night after witnessing that act AND CALLING HIS FATHER to ask what to do!  May he roast in hell!

Penn State icon Joe Paterno was told about Sandusky, who founded a CHARITY TO HELP AT-RISK BOYS in 1977.  This was nothing more than his own personal shopping center for young boys to molest – a smorgasbord for his perverse proclivity for raping kids.  Paterno knew and gave his tacit approval by not calling the authorities.  Paterno is a piece of shit who deserves to be butt-fucked in hell forever.  University (fired) President Graham Spanier was told of these crimes and did nothing.  He is a piece of shit and should be bent over in hell next to Paterno.

Sandusky is receiving a $58,898 annual pension from Penn State for his ‘services’ .  Sandusky retired from his assistant coaching position in 1999, but retained coach "emeritus" status and access to Penn State facilities. Upon his retirement, he chose to take a $148,271 lump-sum pension payment from the State Employees' Retirement System.

I hope his ‘service’ includes life without chance of parole, sharing a cell with ‘Daddy’ in a remote corner of the nearest federal pen.

Athletic Director Tim Curley and senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz met with McQueary, who told them what he saw.  Curley and Schultz never report the incident to authorities.  Another pair of fucking scumbags who should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  This was in 2002.

Nine years later, this filthy scandal rises to the surface.  NINE YEARS!  Sandusky is ‘said’ to have molested 15 boys since 1977.  Anyone who thinks the number is only 15, please raise your hand.  And today, District Judge Leslie Dutchcot, who handled Sandusky's preliminary arraignment, gave his Second Mile charity between $500 and $1,000 and worked as a volunteer for the charity, freed Sandusky on $100,000 unsecured bail.  Sandusky went shopping.

None of the good old boys called the police.  Despicable!  Students are protesting Paterno’s firing.  Despicable!  .  The only people in State College, PA with anything approaching morals are the trustees of the University.

Below is a link to the timeline of this scandal, spanning from 1969 when Sandusky was hired, to this past week when Paterno and Spanier were fired.

If you have any questions, ask me what I REALLY think about this.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

WAIT! WAIT! I TAKE THAT BACK!


Of all the noise of this week's state election results, what mattered most for Election 2012 came out of Virginia.  Every Republican incumbent—52 in the House, 15 in the Senate—won. The state GOP is looking at unified control over government for only the second time since the Civil War. This is after winning all three top statewide offices—including the election of Gov. Bob McDonnell—in 2009, and picking off three U.S. House Democrats in last year's midterms.  Yet Tuesday's results showed the extent to which that support has reversed. Loudoun in particular proved an unmitigated rout for Democrats. Republicans won or held three of four of the county's Senate seats. It swept all seven of the county's House seats. It won all nine slots on the county's Board of Supervisors, and pretty much every other county office. In Prince William, the story was much the same. This is what happens when a recent Quinnipiac poll shows Mr. Obama's approval rating among Virginia independents at 29%....Democrats are now arguing that turnout (about 30%) was too low to prove anything…


Virginia elections may be a warning sign for Obama [11/8/11]


Virginia Republicans misreading the election results [11/11/11]



OK, Washington Post - which is it!


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

TONIGHT'S DEBATE............ AND IN THIS CORNER!!!!!

REPUBLICAN DEBATE  11/9/2011

Good start – lots of cheers, including for Cain…

DOW dropped 400 points because of Italy – what will you do to make sure their problems don’t take down OUR economy?

CAIN – must grow the economy; assure our currency is sound – cut spending – focus on the domestic economy – not a lot we can do for Italy now. (Great answer)

ROMNEY – should we allow Italy to fail?  Europe can take care of their own.  No we don’t need to bail out Euro banks OR American banks.  Will keep contributing to IMF and World Bank – but no bailouts (mediocre answer)

PAUL:  Let the banks fail.  Propping up prolongs the agony.  Liquidate the debt.  Bailouts prolong – Fannie and Freddie want more money… bailouts will only continue the problem. (Great answer)

HUNTSMAN:  How can we let Italy fail?  Our future is playing out in Europe – concerned we’re setting ourselves up to fail (so-so answer)

ROMNEY:  Called him out on being on all sides of the auto bailout issue – bam bam bam…. (Newt is standing next to him looking at him like he has two heads) said bailouts was wrong way to go – should have gone thru private bankruptcy.  Opponents claim Mitt keeps switching positions.  Mitt says he’s a man of consistency and constancy.  Attacks Obama on Afghan pullout – will never apologize.

PERRY:  You’ve criticized Romney – will you be flexible on tax increases?  Next president needs to send strong message – government will no longer pick winners and losers – if you are too big to fail, you are too big.

NEWT:  Question on unemployment – why is tax reform the path to job creation.  Bernanke problem and needs to be fired ASAP – audit Federal Reserve to learn who/why companies were bailed out and why others were not – contract with America – lower taxes, smaller government, American energy and letting the private sector create jobs.  GREAT ANSWER

BACHMANN:  same as Newt – we have second highest corporate tax in the world – capital is mobile and businesses left America – have to lower the tax rate – regulatory burdens like Obamacare and Dodd/Frank must go – need to build a fence on America’s southern border

SANTORUM:  You proposed a 0% tax on businesses.  Lower to zero for the manufacturing sector – government has made us un-competitive – will repeal every Obama regulation – clear message that America will compete – an energy policy that says we will produce energy in this country – cut out all subsidies (great answer)

CAIN:  People want leadership and character – 4 women have accused you or inappropriate behavior (crowd booed at questioner) American people deserve better than a candidate being tried in the court of public opinion.  (Cheers)  Last 9 days voters have spoken with their $$$ by supporting him.

ROMNEY:  You bought lots of companies – would you keep Cain on if you bought his company?  (BOOS FROM THE CROWD AT THE QUESTION) 

HUNTSMAN:  OWC says people are too rich – what would you do about the protesters?  We will no longer bail out corporations.  We have banks too big to fail – have to fix regulatory environment – was Michigan auto bailout a mistake?  Bill will be $15 BILLION when this is over and that’s not a good use of taxpayer dollars.

ROMNEY:  do public companies have an obligation to create jobs?  Or is a corporation all about making money?  America needs profitable businesses that can grow, make money, expand – government is anti-business.

Can companies be profitable AND create jobs?

PERRY:  you bet – need a flag that says OPEN FOR BUSINESS AGAIN

NEWT:  of course – people need to have a clue about history – Henry Ford, Bill Gates – are they 99% or 1% - corporations create profits AND jobs and media doesn’t report it properly.  NAILED THE QUESTIONER – I have yet to hear one reporter ask an occupy person who will pay for this park you’re occupying if not for the corporations that make money?

SANTORUM ON SHALE:  Didn’t need the government to bail out shale mining.  Talked about unemployment – college educated @ 4-5% - non-college @ 15%.... need blue collar jobs.

CAIN:  tax rate higher on richer – 9/9/9 is the same rate for all – He will throw out current code – his plan is simple – transparent – fair  - HOW WILL YOU INSURE 
PLAN DOESN’T BECOME 19/19/19 PLAN?  Taxes don’t raise taxes – politicians raise taxes

ROMNEY – you have no flat tax – why do you believe in a progressive system?  Starts saying he’d like some of everything – doesn’t talk about his tax ideas – starts talking about costs rising under Obama – focuses his tax breaks on middle-income Americans

BACHMANN:  Romney says preserve tax system – is he wrong?  Obama is wrong – he won’t go to job creators to find out how to create jobs – 47% pay NO taxes – in her plan EVERYONE pays something – creates a mentality that freedom is NOT free and all should sacrifice

PAUL:  Talk about closing agencies – lots to in private sector – tax is the disease – spending is the problem – cut $1 TRILLION from budget in first year – let the market determine the money supply (great answer)

================= first break
Crowd is very supportive of candidates and very derisive of questioners – there’s one guy who’s rabid in his questions – don’t know his name but he may stroke out before this is over!  Romney is getting the bulk of the time.  Cain and Newt are knocking their questions outta the park.  Perry looked good in his answers, but he’s low man on the time totem pole in the first round.  The questioners tried to get candidates to jump on Cain about his character and they didn’t take the bait – and the crowd was NOT happy with this tact

=================  returning…. Going to talk about solutions to the housing problems

Economists say we must have a recovery in the housing market.  4 million behind or in foreclosure – Romney says let the market play out  Is he right?

NEWT:  If house would repeal Dodd/Frank, housing market would start to improve overnight – change rules for short sale to make that better than a foreclosure – but solution is the economy must come back for the housing market to come back
ROMNEY:  your 59 point plan doesn’t mention housing – why?  Because it’s a jobs plan, not housing plan.  Have to get people back to work so they can pay for houses.  Do the opposite of what Obama has done to get the market going.  Get the government OUT of the housing market

PERRY:  GDP is negative – Perry replied ‘not in Texas’ because Texas has pulled back on regulations… CHEERS FROM THE CROWD… next president has to have the courage to repeal every regulation since 2008 – if it’s killing jobs, do away with it

BACHMANN:  We have to stop what we’re doing now.  90% of homes are now backed by Fannie/Freddie – who asked for $13 Billion more in bailouts…. And 10 top execs just got $10 million in bonuses – lunacy – let ‘em go bankrupt

NEWT:  Newt’s company got money from Freddie/Fannie – what did you do for the money?  I offered them advice on exactly what they DID NOT do – told them Obama’s plan was a bubble and would not work – need smaller institutions back in the private sector

CAIN:  what would you do with Freddie/Fannie?  Start with fixing the problem by getting the economy going; get rid of the uncertainty in taxes and reduce regulatory environment.  Make them private entities and get the government out of the banking business.

HUNTSMAN:  What would you do for banks too big to fail?  I didn’t understand his answer and he was very condescending – really didn’t answer –

What’s the answer if you repeal Obamacare?

HUNTSMAN:  Meet with all 50 governors and discuss cost containment – empower patients – better job on medical records  - let the free market work

PAUL:  get the government out of health care – turn it back to patients with medical savings accounts – care quality down/prices up – bipartisan mess

PERRY:  Medicare options to choose; doctors need incentives on health care vs. sick care; Medicaid back to the states and let them do that

CAIN:  HR 3000 – already written..  allows decisions to be with patients and doctors

ROMNEY:  States to care for their own uninsured – let individuals purchase their own insurance – get healthcare more market oriented; malpractice system needs to be overhauled

NEWT:  Colleagues have done a great job answering an absurd question – to say in 30 seconds what you’d do with 18% of the economy is ridiculous; get back to a doctor patient relationship; Medicaid back to states; increase brain science because most expensive care are long-term problems like Alzheimer’s

BACHMANN:  Allow Americans to shop nationwide for health insurance; medical malpractice liability reform; get rid of government bureaucracy in healthcare

SANTORUM:  Favors health savings accounts; proposed a block grant for Medicaid – reforming Medicare – getting government out of healthcare

OMG – Mitt’s hair is out of place!  We spend too much on healthcare – 18% of 

GDP – asked him about Romneycare and government involvement

PAUL:  Trillion in cuts includes getting rid of 5 departments – started rambling about bailout – lost me after one sentence

================= second break
The questioners are getting contentious and the candidates are standing up to ‘em – it’s wonderful!  Again, Romney was the least impressive because he rambled – and Paul’s meds are starting to wear off – I swear, he gets nuttier as the night wears on – he has a problem focusing!  (I’m getting tired of typing!  Lol)

=============== back – will talk about balancing the budget, social security, and cutting the deficit

Blamed partisan politics on downgrade – how will you put the country above politics? (Question by Caterpillar exec)

SANTORUM:  His plan is to get people back to work and both sides want that, and it focuses on middle income families

ROMNEY:  Raised fees to get credit of MASS upgraded – will that float?  He had an 85% Democrat legislature to work with – both sides agree that we have to do what’s right for the country if they have a leader – this president is driven by getting re-elected

PERRY:  Caterpillar moved their stuff to Texas because of the pro-business climate there – Perry said he’d get rid of their departments but couldn’t think of but two – oops

CAIN:  Should Boeing shut down plant in SC?  ABSOLUTELY NOT – government should get out of business – if they understand it, they will demand it – that’s how you get the people to support it and push congress

Social security will soon be in the red – payroll tax cuts causing SS to go broke sooner than proposed – would you extend the payroll tax cut?

NEWT:  will not raise taxes on Americans in this economy – let people go to private accounts (YAAAAAAAAAAAAA) – country needs to pay the debt to the people who paid in to the system

ROMNEY:  We can’t keep spending like this and passing debt to children and grandchildren – we have to stop the spending – cut programs/redundant – send ‘em back to the states – bring management expertise to federal government – public servants need to get paid same as private sector – reduce gov’t employees by 10%

BACHMANN:  Opposed extending payroll tax cuts – says SSI is already in the red – money not flowing into trust fund because of the cuts

HUNTSMAN:  gov’t owns $500,000 in GM stock; fed reserve has purchased $3.6 Trillion in securities.  What would you do to fix this?  Obama has failed miserably.  People no longer trusts the government – need to have a flat tax; phase out loopholes and corporate welfare…

Student loans in the Trillions – tuition rates rising 3X faster than economy – how would you make college more accessible?

PAUL:  Policy of student loans is a failure.  Get rid of loan programs and Dept. of Ed. – need competition and to get the government out – audit the Fed and then END the Fed - good answer

NEWT:  New Model:   End of welfare state, dependency, debt and dishonesty – taking fewer hours, staying longer in school – work/study colleges

What would you cut for long-term deficit?

PERRY:  Entitlements and spending and health care.  SSI needs to be reformatted.  Gov’t shouldn’t be in the business of loans –

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Cali hired China to build bridge parts – right or wrong?

CAIN:    LOL – wrong, and under 9/9/9  (laughter) the playing field is leveled and more competitive – tax code sends jobs overseas and that will change
ROMNEY: China isn’t playing fair – China is cheating but free trade is good for us – China stealing intellectual property and manipulating their currency – will crack down on cheaters like China 

NEWT:  We aren’t getting a fair shake selling in China.. what to do?  Would love to hear Huntsman on this?  Why is it cheaper to go to China – we need to raise the pain level for China cheating –

HUNTSMAN:  Complicated relationship – tariffs=trade war=bad idea.  Have to negotiate ideas…… sucky answer…… is Mitt pandering?  Uhhhh yes

ROMNEY:  I’m a businessman – we can compete.  Le the currency float

BACHMANN:  China has dumped counterfeit computer chips and we’re using some in DOD computers.  We’re in hock to the Chinese.  Stop enriching China by stopping borrowing

CAIN:  (questions from viewer)  Stock market is a casino with computers making 70% of transactions – how to make stock market safer for the little guy??  Restore faith in businesses – volatility is being driven by uncertainty – GROW THE 
ECONOMY – Cain has a wonderful sense of humor!  LOL

Line of the night from CAIN – three problems with Dodd/Frank bill 1:  provides no oversight for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae; 2:  Dodd   3:  Frank (huge applause and cheering)

Is Perry guilty of crony capitalism?

PAUL:  Don’t know about Perry but lots of it going on in this country.

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AND THE WINNER IS:  HERMAN CAIN - he came out of the blocks like he was the leader of the pack, acted like it all night, was undaunted with the moderators' attempts to spear him on the character issues, and he closed out the evening with the quote of the debate - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE