Zombie Donations

Maybe Bin Laden isn’t dead after all.

According to this article, he was able to donate to the Obama Campaign.  All the safeguards that are normally in place were turned-off to accept foreign contributions, which is a violation of US Election Law.  The Romney Campaign has all these safeguards turned on and foreign contributions are not accepted.

One could say that the Obama Campaign knows a trick about getting illegal treats.  Not a surprise really, just further evidence that there is endemic corruption amongst the Chicago crowd.

…just remember this when people say there is no difference between the candidates.

 
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October 31st, 2012 by exurbandoug

Happy Halloween

Headshotting zombies? Not a good idea tonight.

 
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October 31st, 2012 by exurbankevin

3.5 Years

Did you know that it has been three and half years since the Senate has approved a budget?

Yeah, the Legacy Media has really kept you informed about that haven’t they?

A lot of things that have happened since April 29th, 2009.  Here is a quick trip down memory lane with some examples of events that have taken place since the Senate last approved a budget:

2009

  • Chrysler files bankruptcy
  • GM files bankruptcy
  • Air France Flight 447 crashes off Brazil
  • All US television stations switch from NTSC to ATSC (high definition)
  • Rio de Janeiro selected for the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Ft. Hood Massacre (a terrorist attack) takes place
  • First flight of the Boeing 787

2010

  • Haitian earthquake
  • Saints win Superbowl
  • Deepwater Horizon disaster takes place in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom ends
  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy repealed
  • Republican Party retakes control of the US House of Representatives

2011

  • Brett Favre retires
  • Tucson shootings took place
  • Egyptian Revolution begins
  • Final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery
  • 9.0 Earthquake strikes Japan
  • Osama Bin Laden killed by US Navy SEALs
  • Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy

2012 (so far)

  • Summer Olympics held in London
  • Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election (again)
  • Encyclopedia Britannica announces that it will no longer public printed versions of its encyclopedia
  • Greek Parliament votes in favor of an international bailout deal

Of course there is the matter of Article I, Section 9 of the US Constitution but that’s another matter for another post.

 

 
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October 30th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Musical interlude

This one goes out to the Democrats and their chances of winning Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the rest of the 57 states. 

 
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October 30th, 2012 by exurbankevin

Winning? – The Denouement

Some claim to know a lot about winning…

Over the past few weeks I have written a bit about winning the 2012 Election.  For a long time we were told by the Legacy Media that Obama was winning and would sweep Romney aside this fall.  Well, the election is next week and that does not look that will come to pass.  This should come as no surprise, the MSM has shown itself to be neither accurate nor balanced in reporting on the race.

Despite claims to the contrary, the Obama Campaign has not presumed that it is winning either.  This was evident before the Demolition in Denver, but that event made it apparent to all that President Obama was in deep trouble.  To recap, here are the previous posts I’ve written about this subject.  Take a look and have a good laugh…

Tuesday November 6th will provide the denouement to this real-life drama and a new chapter will begin.

 
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October 29th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Left, behind

Suppose they held a presidential campaign and only 30% of the country supported it

… if you’re feeling disappointed, insulted, or left out by Obama’s campaign of trivialities and low blows, it’s fair to say the effect was intentional — or at least that Obama was willing to risk offending you for the sake of something he wanted much more.

The president is going for broke. He wants to govern from the left and ignore the center. His top strategists promised a campaign that would permit this, and that’s the campaign Obama has delivered. Noticed that Obama has actually doubled down on this strategy when he still might have tried a last-minute pivot to the middle. That’s how badly Obama wants to abandon the center and take this country to the left. 

Good luck with that. 

Update: Obama in 2008, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming America.” 

 
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October 29th, 2012 by exurbankevin

Media, Mohammed, and Muslims

The story is told of a group of people that conducted riots when cartoon images of a religious figure were published.

Not that one…these ones!

Now some  (including President Obama) said that an amateur video on YouTube caused a series of riots across the Middle East and North Africa, resulting in the deaths of dozens, including the US Ambassador to Libya and three other government employees.  Apparently people exercising their right to free speech is enough to get some Muslims upset, so much so they suddenly decided to attack US Embassies.

Really?

Let’s see if what the Administration said (and the Legacy Media mindlessly reported until the truth came out) made any sense.  Is this an excuse to riot?  Would you blow yourself up over this?  How about this image?  Maybe you find this VW commercial offensive but is it worth risking bodily harm to yourself?  If you saw this video by Pat Condell would you rush into the street and behead the nearest infidel?  Its a drawing, but do you consider it a threat to your religion?  Would you risk your well-being over a fake ad for a children’s toy?  If you caught anybody trying to draw Mohammed would you detonate a suicide bomb in retaliation?  This all seems like a stretch, then again I am not an Islamist.

…or maybe the attacks were planned and conducted by terrorists.

Even President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, and some members of the media acknowledge that fact…weeks after the attack.

Bonus Material:

 
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October 29th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Winning? – Part VII

If Babs is Sad, Maya is Worried about…Minnesota?

 As she says:

Minnesota and a handful of other states are going to decide this election. Every vote counts, and you probably have friends and family who need a friendly reminder. Use our Facebook app to ask your friends in Minnesota and other battleground states to commit to vote today.

I spent the first twenty-two years of my life in Minnesota and have some thoughts on this.  Normally, MN is a reliably Democrat state and has been so since the 1930s.  However, over the past few decades it has seen a slow but steady rise of the Republican Party at the state level.  Remember, Tim Pawlenty was a two-term governor and even though (crackpot) Mark Dayton is the current Governor, he has to deal with Republican majorities in BOTH state houses.  In the Twin Cities Metro area, only Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota Counties are reliably Democrat these days.  The only other county that is strongly Democrat is St. Louis County which encompasses Duluth and the Iron Range.  The rest of the state is increasingly Republican, even in Washington and Anoka Counties (Twin Cities area).

So what does this mean?

What we have seen in Wisconsin is a fairly rapid and dramatic turn towards the GOP.  A neighboring state known for its progressive (aka “Leftist) politics is changing, which is having an impact on Minnesota as well.  Many Catholics, blue-collar workers, small business owners, and middle-class voters are turned off by the hard left turn the Democrat Party has taken over the past few years.  They are voting accordingly and the fear that Maya Angelou expresses is based upon these subtle but steady changes.

Does that mean Mitt can win in Minn?  I don’t think so but it may be closer than many expect.  My prediction is that Wisconsin will go for Romney by a few points and Minnesota will go for Obama by a few points.  It won’t matter in the end whether or not the Democrats prevail in MN, their firewall is on fire and they are retreating back to previously safe territory.

And yet they are concerned about Minnesota of all places.

Winning?

 
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October 28th, 2012 by exurbandoug

Pulling the Plug on Propaganda

If you rely on the TV networks, the newspapers, or magazines to get your information…you are being lied to.

 Just because it looks official doesn’t mean anything.

I was at my parent’s house the other day.  Both of them are in their early 70’s and faithfully read the newspaper and watch TV news.  My dad (a New Deal Democrat) also watches MSNBC regularly…  That is where I saw a segment on the Rachel Maddow Show that featured a young political reporter talking about the state of the race.  This was after the Romney-Obama debate but before the Ryan-Biden one.  Cub reporter said that even with Romeny’s dominating dismantling of Obama in Denver, the President still has a 70% chance of being re-elected.  He said it with a straight face too.

People inside the media bubble and in deep-blue pockets can’t see what is going on around them.  That is also true for the consumers of the propaganda they produce, which may include friends and family.  Some media consumers are conditioned to watch Mainstream/Legacy media outlets and believe that they are credible sources.  If you are a critical thinker though, you may wish to reduce or eliminate your consumption of MSM content.

A while back, I cut the chords.  I no longer have cable TV and have not subscribed to any newspapers or magazines for years.  Not only did I save a lot of many by doing so, I reduced the flow of liberal propaganda into my household.  This is liberating and has enabled me to seek out alternate sources of information that are both more accurate and informative than what comes out of Atlanta, Washington, and New York City.

Consider pulling the plug on propaganda, your mind will thank you for it.

 
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October 27th, 2012 by exurbandoug

There’s a change in the wind

Will Mitt Romney be our next President? I hope so, because I believe if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to stop caring for the sick and keep jobs from the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to increase and our planet began to die; this was the moment when we started more wars and lost our nation and ignored our image as the last, best hope on earth. 

Or you know, not. 

 
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October 26th, 2012 by exurbankevin