Entertaining Possibilities

Mitt Romney out-raising Barack Obama with the entertainment crowd?

Apparently Mitt Roomney is popular in Hollywood,  he raised $6 million last week at a fundraiser hosted by Robert Davi and David Foster.  This was more than the prezzy earned the previous week at the 40/40 Club with Jay-Z and company.  The fact that straight-laced traditional Mormon Mitt Romney can pull in any money from Hollywood is impressive, what’s more amazing is that he can out-raise a sitting Democrat President at an event.

Now, that was only one event in one week but it illustrates an important point.  Obama’s base support is located on the coasts and in big cities.  Also, traditional entertainment and media are large financial backers of his campaign.  This is not deterring Romney though, even if he isn’t competitive in California he is still going there to raise money and campaign.  This would be akin to Obama hosting a successful fundraiser in Salt Lake City…

People are weary of Obama, even among the Hollywood elite.  This is another sign that Romney has support throughout the country, even in Democrat strongholds.

 
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September 29th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Another example of hard-working Mexicans doing the jobs Americans won’t

Univision does justice to the Fast And Furious scandal by showing just how many people have been killed by Eric Holder’s ill-fated attempt to use violence in another country to limit American civil rights

Additional guns, previously unreported by congressional investigators, found their way into the hands of drug traffickers across Latin America in countries such as, Honduras and Colombia, as well as the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. A person familiar with the recent congressional hearings called Univision’s findings “the holy grail” that Congress had been searching for.

Get the full story on “Fast and Furious” on a special edition of Univision’s “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) this Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central), which will be aired with closed captioning in English.

Let me talk plainly and clearly to my fellow immigrants: Si quieres votar por los Demócratas, eres votando por el partido que pensó que matando a otros latinos era una buena manera de cambiar las leyes de Estados Unidos. 

Go it? Now go vote your conscience. 

 
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September 29th, 2012 by exurbankevin

WINNING? – Part I

Who’s winning?

Depends upon who you ask.

Obama’s Cheerleaders (MSM/DNC/OFA) have been proclaiming that Teh Won is ahead in all the battleground states and is going win again in November.  You see the same thing everywhere, even on many center-right blogs, Obama is going to win despite everything.  The meme also says that the Romney campaign is in trouble and that he has to have a command performance in the debates to remain competitive.

Or will he?

If you go over to HillBuzz, you can read several posts on this subject.  One of the sites that keep appearing is Da Tech Guy, which is a site that analyzes polls and elections.  This particular post looks at the swing states that Obama is reportedly ahead in.  He looks at the 2010 mid-terms and the composition of the state houses, then compares this to the polls being reported by the Legacy Media.  The takeaway is that Obama’s supposed lead is not credible and the reporters are lying about it.

Of course, this is nothing new.  Back in 1980, President Carter was ahead of Ronald Reagan in nine battleground states.  Reagan won eight of those nine states, only one of them (New York) by less than 2% of the vote.  The American Spectator offers this history lesson here and includes a money quote from the Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee.  After the election he told Ed Rollins (Reagan’s campaign manager):

Tough sh…t, Rollins, I’m glad it cost you plenty. It’s my in-kind contribution to the Mondale campaign

The Make Believe Media is on Obama’s side and will do whatever they can to help him, even if it means telling outright lies to their customers.  One of the defining characteristics of the Obama Years will be how compliant the Legacy Media was during his Administration and how much they damaged their reputation by protecting their chosen candidate.

 

 
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September 28th, 2012 by exurbandoug

NOW the media is finally concerned about voter fraud

When it’s (alleged) Republican voter fraud, of course.

Election officials in six Florida counties are investigating what appears to be “hundreds” of cases of suspected voter fraud by a GOP consulting firm that has been paid nearly $3 million by the Republican National Committee to register Republican voters in five key battleground states, state officials tell NBC. 

And the GOP promptly fired the firm in question, unlike the Democrats, who when faced with massive voter fraud within their system, promote the people perpetrating the fraud. 

 
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September 28th, 2012 by exurbankevin

Alphabet Soup of Nonsense

I don’t watch cable TV or broadcast networks, therefore I limit my exposure to their garbage.

That doesn’t stop the Legacy Media from producing more of it though and peddling it as valuable information.

On the Jim Sharpe Show a couple mornings ago, the host and Junkman were talking about the skewed polling numbers being reported on the alphabet networks.  You can read what he had to say here and what Kevin DuJan over at Hillbuzz thinks about it here, the long and short of it is the MSM/DNC is reporting data from slanted polls.  This information is being used to discourage Romney supporters and perpetuate the meme that Obama is in the lead.

This is not true, Obama is in big trouble and the Republican base is energized for November.  I’ll cover this in more depth over the next few days but don’t believe the alphabet soup networks, they are actively working to get Obama re-elected this fall.  What they are reporting is garbage, and it stinks.

 
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September 27th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Unassisted

DC could learn something from Bay Area techies.

Like “Stay the hell away!”

I don’t have a single Apple product in my household but I still admire their record of success over the last four decades.  They went from a start-up in a garage to the highest valued company ever.  All this without government involvement/interference/meddling.  As this article states:

To hear some politicians speak, you might think that the only way an American company can employ Americans is with help from Washington. Reasonable but uninformed people might conclude that Apple’s enormous success comes from the largess of the federal government: subsidies here, tax breaks there, and winks and promise everywhere. Apple demonstrates otherwise.

Apple is an extreme example but the same holds true for countless other companies out there.  Instead of intervention from Washington, what our businesses need is freedom from the excessive regulation, taxation, and vilification that emanates from there.  More freedom will enable more value to be created which will generate the jobs and opportunities our nation needs.  Let the market decide and we will all be better off than where we are now.

 
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September 26th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Unused Potential

For the last few months one thought has lingered in the back of my mind, the incredible amount of unused potential in the US economy.

Idle factory

Think about it, between Depression 2.0 and the myriad of governmental regulations, life is difficult for most businesses.  The ones that are politically well-connected are doing fine (for the moment) but many companies, business owners, and entrepreneurs are still struggling.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

There is a lot of capacity (factory, land, resources, and most of all human capital) that is not being used right now.  That capacity could be put to productive use fairly quickly and help improve the economy.  Forget about “Green Energy” and other utopian visions, a lot can be done using the tools and technologies available now for things people and businesses already need.  The future may always be full of promise and possibilities, but what is needed NOW is opportunity without the heavy boot of government pushing down on everything.

The result of all this would be the creation of value, increase employment, greater tax revenues, and overall economic growth.  Ironically, there would be real hope and change for the millions of people who are unemployed/underemployed right now.  But until there is a change in leadership both in the White House and in the Senate, the gates will remain padlocked.

 

 
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September 25th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Cause, meet effect. Effect, cause.

“Tucson was the sixth-poorest of the nation’s large metropolitan areas in 2011, with a poverty rate of 20.4 percent, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

That rate, which was well above the national poverty rate of 15.9 percent last year, was attributed to the region’s high unemployment, slow economic growth, low education levels and low-paying jobs.” (via KFYI’s Jim Sharpe)

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Tucson is an oasis in the desert for Democrats.” 

I wonder if those two things have anything to do with each other… 

 

 
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September 25th, 2012 by exurbankevin

Numbers Game

An oft-used bash against conservatives is “How you can know anything, you Rethuglicans, you just watch Fox News and they tell you what to do!”, meaning that conservatives are ill-informed and ill-prepared to debate the merits of an idea.

Except, of course, we’re not

Despite their record-low trust in media, Republicans are the partisan group most likely to be paying close attention to news about national politics, with the 48% who are doing so similar to the 50% in 2008 and up significantly from 38% in 2004. Independents and Democrats are less likely than Republicans to be paying close attention, with their levels of attention similar to 2008 and 2004. 

We’re more-informed than liberals because we have to seek out balanced information rather than sit back and have the narrative crammed down our throats. 

And we don’t poop on police cars

That too. 

 
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September 24th, 2012 by exurbankevin

Gay-la

Barry and Moochelle (his beard) sure like to party.  I mean, not everybody can rub shoulders with Jay-Z, Beyonce, and a $105,000 tower of champagne.

Zero is still popular amongst the glitterati and can raise some serious cash from them.  After all, successful entertainers still have money in their bank accounts and can throw the opulent parties the Obamas are accustomed to.  However, it is kinda embarrassing to rely on British tabloids to report on events like this.  I mean, its not like the Make Believe Media can’t send somebody across town to the 40/40 Club.

Maybe there is a future in community organizing after all…

 

 
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September 19th, 2012 by exurbandoug