Thursday, October 18, 2012

CNN's Candy Memo

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CNN’s explanation of “why Obama got more time speak” is an admission that Crowley intentionally gave

If authentic, CNN’s memo explaining why Candy Crowley permitted President Obama to speak four minutes more than Mitt Romney during Tuesday’s presidential debate is devastating to that network:
Obama extra time because she thought he hadn’t said enough. It’s also an admission that it doesn’t know whether, objectively, Romney said more than Obama in the same amount of time. CNN hadn’t done a word count when it made the claim, and Crowley certainly hadn’t performed one when she gave Obama more time than Romney.

Crowley was, however, watching the time, as she told the candidates several times. As the CNN memo confirms, she wanted to give Obama more time than Romney.

This is just one reason why Crowley should not be permitted to moderate another high-stakes debate. Indeed, assuming the authenticity of the CNN memo, no one from that outfit should be permitted to do so.  [Powerline Full]

Look, this was predictable, and in fact predicted.  The nets are in the tank for democrats, and all of them ought be excluded.  Who should moderate?  Any high school debate teacher, picked at random,  would do a better job than any of that lot have done, ever!

So True

Oh My

Campus Idiots For Obama

                      —   you berks.   

I can’t resist this delicious piece of video from an Obama rally at a Ohio university from our friends at Revealing Politics. The way Kelly Maher tells it, this endeavor started innocently as a project to determine whether rank-and-file Obama supporters had bought the line about Benghazi being caused by a YouTube video. As you’ll see, none of them is even capable of buying a line. [FULL-HOT AIR]

I guess their political science professors didn't discuss this in class.  A very good guess.  And it's not because they're stupid.  I have people just like them in my universe.  People who, in all other regards might be described a brilliant.  But when it comes to politics, their minds have just surrendered to dark forces.  Unfortunately, my response is more, "how stupid are you?" than trying reason.  Like I once would have.   But can't anymore.  Don't be like me.  Keep trying to reason with them.  Even if they act like the dumbest people on God's Earth.  Goddammit!  They've kilt us all.

Kill Romney

Provoking Racial Unrest                                 


Twitter Explodes With Criticism of Obama After He Called Four Dead Americans in Benghazi ‘Not Optimal’

    Brady Cremeens @brady_cremeens
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    Barack Obama's entire presidency. #notoptimal
    18 Oct 12

     Brittany @iamBryttaknee

    Candy Crowley's fact checking skills. #notoptimal
    18 Oct 12

     Sunny @sunnyright

    The incumbent president of the United States reduced to running for reelection on Big Bird and binders. #notoptimal
    18 Oct 12

      Ben Howe @BenHowe

    I'm guessing Obama moved on to talk about how you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs? Class act, that guy. #NotOptimal

Vice President Joe Biden issued a warning to an audience today referencing Paul Ryan’s book Young Guns. "The bullets are aimed at you," said Biden.

"I don't understand how they believe, and they do believe: Ryan has written a book called The Young Guns with two other fellows, members of the House," said Biden. "No, these are the Republican leaders in the House ... Unfortunately, the bullets are aimed at you."

None, However, Call for Killing Him. Like This Lot Do Romney

If Romney win this election, he might as well wear a shirt that says "Assassinate Me Bitch"

I'm gonna murder Romney right now—
Weston Sebree (@WestonSebree) October 17, 2012

Somebody needs to asassinate This mofo Romney 16 Oct 12

If Romney is elected, I'm going to assassinate him #sniperstyle—
Erin (@erinheaven) October 17, 2012

if romney's elected as president, I will personally assassinate him.—
Rihanna Taught Me (@breeziedeeznuts) October 17, 2012

Res Ipsa Loquitor This is unfathomable, or would have been a few decades ago.  We've read for four years about Obama's use of thug tactics reminiscent of a certain 1930's  group called "Brown Shirts."  My take has been that, while Obama's tactics imitate National Socialism, his focus on creating racial division is out of Charles Manson's playbook—"HELTER SKELTER"  Let's hope the bastid's hold over his followers will dissipate before stuff burns, which is what  I think Obama wants.

Urinal prompter

Oh My


Who Won The Debate Tomorrow?

          "The best part for me what — I think there was booing — wasn’t there booing on uh … was it Mitt Romney?"

  Comedian Jimmy Kimmel aks (Los Angeles) people "Who won the debate?"  Before it was held.

3 Brits

Three More Britishisms

America v, Fascism

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cuzzin ricky

Twat's That?

                                                                               Euro Trash

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The Magazine's recent article about the Britishisation of American English prompted readers to respond with examples of their own - here are 30 British words and phrases that you've noticed being used in the US and Canada.

(like these)
Bloody, adj. and adv. An intensifier: absolute, downright, utter. Sometimes in a negative sense
Cheeky, adj. Insolent or audacious in address; coolly impudent or presuming.
Frock, n. A girl's or woman's dress.
Knickers, n. An undergarment for women covering the lower trunk and sometimes the thighs and having separate legs or leg-holes
Shag, v. To copulate with. "You guys missed the best one. 'Shag'

Full List

I can attest to this.  Because I've watched at least one "Top Gear" episode every day for well over a year (I'm on my 4th run through the series), I've taken to using words like Boot (car trunk), Bonnet (car hood), Pillock (stupid, annoying person); Lot (group, as in "that lot"), Twat ( widely used as a derogatory epithet), and many more. 

There's another aspect to Britishisms, one that I've more or less, and quite  consciously adopted.  That is to assign the plural to groups, organizations and corporations.  For instance, we are used to saying "Ford is introducing a new car."  Brits say,  "Ford are introducing a new car"

I think the Brits have it right, and it seems to roll off my tongue.  The problem comes when you're not consistent, which may cause the reader to think you're a  twat, as I'm sure you lot do me.  Well bugger off!

Late Undecideds Don't Vote

Today's Clue

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*98.3% who say they're undecided at this point won't vote anyway. so who cares?  Nobody but media pollsters who see them as good "push-pull" fodder.

*Nations Fact Bureau