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Ted

Nanty Glo, PA

#39528 Oct 19, 2012
Fortunately for team Obama Joe Biden won't be on stage for Monday's debate focusing on foreign policy.

On stage in Las Vegas Thursday, speaking to voters about veterans, Biden asked the audience, "How many of you know someone who served in Iraq or Iran...How many of you know someone who has been injured or lost in Iraq or Iran?"

Let's hope Obama's health holds up through January.
Ted

Nanty Glo, PA

#39529 Oct 19, 2012
John Stewart asked Obama about the consulate attack in Benghazi.

Obama's glaringly insensitive response?

"Here’s what I’ll say. When four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal. We’re going to fix it," said the president who claimed for two weeks that their deaths were caused by protesters upset at a You Tube video rather than the result of a terrorist attack.

A United States ambassador gets murdered while serving our president and our nation and Obama's response is that "it’s not optimal."

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39533 Oct 19, 2012
Michelle's Last Four Years - Lest We Forget

The last Aspen vacation info is interesting. To give you an Idea how hard people had to work to get all this information here is just one example:

"Judicial Watch elaborates:

-The total cost for the Aspen ski vacation was at least $83,182.99.
-The bill for the U.S. Secret Service, including accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe condominium and the Inn at Aspen, was $48,950.38.
-The cost for the flight, per official DOD published hourly rates, was $22,583.70. Food and miscellaneous on-flight items cost $235.44. The cost for rental cars totaled $6,442.23.
Key details, including flight records for the Secret Service detail and the names of individuals who accompanied Mrs. Obama on the vacation, were redacted from the documents with the exception of two staffers. One was Meredith Koop, her personal assistant and style advisor, the other was her scheduler Kristen Jarvis.
"No wonder we had to file a lawsuit in federal court and wait six months to get basic information on Michelle Obama's luxury Aspen vacation," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

"The costs of the Obama family ski weekend are staggering. These high-priced luxury vacations, and the lack of transparency about them, are beginning to seem like an abuse of office.""

GIRLS' TRIP TO SPAIN: AUGUST 2010
The exact cost is unclear as Mrs Obama and her 40 friends footed many personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.
But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the First Lady's 68-strong security detail, personal staff, and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.
Per diems for the secret service team runs at around $281 each - nearly $98,000 for the length of the summer break.
Use of Air Force Two, the Air Force version of a 757, comes in at $149,900 for the round trip. This does not include time on the ground.
Mrs Obama's personal staff, of which there are an unknown amount and might cost considerably more per day, should also be taken into account.
CHRISTMAS BREAK IN HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010
According to the Hawaii Reporter, the bill for the $1.5m trip included:
$63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President.
$1,000,000 on Mr Obama's return trip from Washington on Air Force One.
$38,000 for the 'Winter White House' beach property rental.
$16,000 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals.
$134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel.
$251,000 in police overtime.
$10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times
SKI TRIP TO VAIL: FEBRUARY 2011
Mrs Obama and her daughters stayed at the Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain, where rooms cost more than $2,400 for multi-bedroom suites.
The family appear to have flown there on Air Force Two.
They were escorted to the resort by a motorcade of about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers
SUMMER HOLIDAY ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD: AUGUST 2011
The Blue Heron Farm estate, where the Obama family are currently staying, rents for about $50,000 a week.
According to U.S. News and World Report, the Coast Guard is required to keep ships floating near the property, the presidential helicopter and jet remain at the ready and security agents will be on 24-hour duty.

Sources:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20296... ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20296... ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-21031... ...

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/08/12/m... ...

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39534 Oct 19, 2012
Does your employer pay for your vacations?

Michelle's Last Four Years - Lest We Forget

http://www.youtube.com/watch... #!

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39535 Oct 19, 2012
Tax-funded Vacation with 12 friends!

It looks like Barack Obama is having just as much trouble holding down expenses of family vacations as the expenses of the federal government. It's not really that strange since both costs are covered by the same source —you and me.

Take 13 year-old Malia Obama's trip to Mexico last month with a dozen friends and 25 secret service agents. Their destination was Oaxaca, a World Heritage site, where an estimated 77 % of the population has some kind of connection with tourism. The city is known for its historic buildings and monuments.

You say you've never heard of Malia's trip in the mainstream media? You could have if you were quick, but the White House admits telling news agencies to pull the story. Then in lockstep, the London Telegraph, the Huffington Post and the Free Republic made it all disappear.

If you live in Canada, you can still read about it in the Edmonton Journal. News Radio WTAM1100 in Cleveland is one of the few American holdouts. Its website does a fantastic job of showing the before and after pictures of the Telegraph, Post and Free Republic.

Supposedly, Obama was concerned that news coverage of his daughter's location would endanger her security. WTAM asks the question, then why send her to a country that the State Department recommends no American travel to?

Obama should not mind me telling you about it now, because it's a month later. Yeah, right.

This is not the first time something like this has happened. There was a media blackout during a recent White House Halloween extravaganza, planned for the Obama children, that cost who knows how much. Just look at these pictures. Why, it's the cast of Johnny Depp's version of Alice in Wonderland, and there's Johnny himself as the Mad Hatter.

Over the last several years we've been hearing of conscientious parents who take their children to shelters to help feed the homeless on Thanksgiving or Christmas. It usually has a profound effect. I wonder, what's the effect of unbridled pampering on Malia Obama at taxpayer expense?

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Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39536 Oct 19, 2012
A conspiracy?

A scare tactic?

Truth or fiction?

Could this really happen here in the U.S.?

If you know our history, if you know our leaders, if you know world events, if you know who really is pulling the strings in the world, if you know your Bible then you already know the answer.

2012 The Coming Dictatorship NDAA FEMA Camps Global Enslavement Obama

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Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#39537 Oct 19, 2012
Dave Rogers wrote:
A conspiracy?
A scare tactic?
Truth or fiction?
Could this really happen here in the U.S.?
If you know our history, if you know our leaders, if you know world events, if you know who really is pulling the strings in the world, if you know your Bible then you already know the answer.
2012 The Coming Dictatorship NDAA FEMA Camps Global Enslavement Obama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4-zZluYaPA0XX&feature=rel ated
What does the Bible say about FEMA camps?
Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#39538 Oct 19, 2012
Dave Rogers wrote:
A conspiracy?
A scare tactic?
Truth or fiction?
Could this really happen here in the U.S.?
If you know our history, if you know our leaders, if you know world events, if you know who really is pulling the strings in the world, if you know your Bible then you already know the answer.
2012 The Coming Dictatorship NDAA FEMA Camps Global Enslavement Obama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4-zZluYaPA0XX&feature=rel ated
A conspiracy, a scare tactic, and a lie.

If Obama's so bad, why do you have to constantly lie about him and his record? Why do you have to fabricate nightmare scenarios to scare people? Why can't you just be honest?

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39539 Oct 19, 2012
What a hypocrite Obama is, calling out Romney on overseas investments when he is doing the same thing.

You can't have it both ways... Either you have your pension invested with some of it in overseas companies, or you don't. If you want a free pass on your investments, you have to give one to anyone you're competing with too. Time to find a new argument, Mr. President, for your halleluiah choir.

Fact Check: Obama does have Chinese investments through Cayman Island trust.

Barack Obama has spent an awful long time (and a ton of campaign bucks) on ramming through the idea Mitt Romney is a shadowy rich figure who sneakily invests in dark companies overseas. This has been, perhaps, the most important and most stressed talking point of the Obama campaign; but all of that work, time, and funding may have been undone when Mitt Romney blasted Obama during this week’s Tuesday evening debate, saying,”Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?” He then continued…

“Let me give you some advice. Look at your pension. You also have investments in Chinese companies. You also have investments outside the United States. You also have investments through a Caymans trust.”

In fact, it seems that Barack Obama does invest in Chinese companies through a Cayman Island trust. This information could not have come at a worse time, especially since election day is only 19 days away. The Politifact ‘Truth-o-Meter’ says that Romney’s comments are true:

It’s an accurate set of statements when you consider investments made by managers of the Illinois pension fund in which Obama has an account.

As we noted in reviewing previous claims about Romney’s investments in China, the investments involved are indirect and — as far as anybody has said — made without the knowledge of the account holder.

With that clarification, we rate Romney’s statement Mostly True.

The President’s only defense is that …he didn’t know. Obama certainly may not have known where the investments for his pension were based when he was in the Illinois state senate. However, if Politifact could find out, and Mitt Romney could find out, then certainly Barack Obama could find that out as well.

This is what happens when your only campaign strategy is character assassination. But, it’s the only strategy you’ve got when you’ve got nothing else on which to run.

http://www.ijreview.com/2012/10/19420-fact-ch...

The President’s only defense is that …he didn’t know. Obama certainly may not have known where the investments for his pension were based when he was in the Illinois state senate. However, if Politifact could find out, and Mitt Romney could find out, then certainly Barack Obama could find that out as well.

This is what happens when your only campaign strategy is character assassination. But, it’s the only strategy you’ve got when you’ve got nothing else on which to run.
Faux News

West Mifflin, PA

#39542 Oct 19, 2012
Romney faces a big risk if he returns to Libya scandal at final debate:

Will last Tuesday’s big debate moment become Monday night’s big debate topic?

Tuesday’s moment came when the candidates focused on the recent attack that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three others.

As the Wall Street Journal’s conservative editorial page wrote: It was Mitt Romney’s “weakest moment.” The New York Time’s liberal editorial page concluded that Romney’s fumbling handling of the Libya issue was “the most devastating moment for Mr. Romney.”

Now as the campaigns ready for the foreign policy debate, to be held Monday in Florida, the question is whether Romney returns to the question of Libya.

Political insiders in both parties say no. They are predicting the argument will shift to the questions about the president’s handling of sanctions to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons and the administration’s testy relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Even US relationships with Russia and China could get more time.

So if Romney chooses to go back to the topic of Libya he is taking a big risk. It again could prove to be a blind alley where he gets mugged a second time. Meanwhile both sides fear any factual slip or glaring lack of knowledge in this last debate before the election. That fear is large in the Romney camp as they prepare a candidate with no foreign policy experience.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/19/rom...

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/19/rom...

Yes folks, this coming from FOX NEWS it has to be true!
Math Dont Jive

West Mifflin, PA

#39544 Oct 19, 2012
Tax Policy Center Says Romney's Math Does Not Add Up
The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, which Mitt Romney repeatedly cited as a neutral authority during the primaries, has now analyzed Romney's tax plan and the numbers don't add up. Romney is proposing to cut individual rates by 20%, cut the corporate rate from 35% to 25%, end the estate tax, end the alternative minimum tax, and eliminate the capital gains tax on people earning less than $250,000. He has promised to do this without increasing the tax burden on the wealthy or middle class and without increasing the deficit.

Here are the numbers. The tax reductions will cost the government $5 trillion in lost revenue over 10 years. However, eliminating all itemized deductions will generate only $2 trillion in new revenue, leaving a gap of $3 trillion. If individual deductions are not eliminated but only capped at $25,000, as Romney has proposed,, the amount of revenue raised is only $1.3 trillion. In other words, Romney cannot reduce the rates and eliminate deductions and still be revenue neutral. Even getting rid of all deductions does not generate enough revenue to make up for the rate cuts, so the deficit will balloon as a result.

As a business man Mitt sure got his figures all wrong.
Bogus Polls

West Mifflin, PA

#39545 Oct 19, 2012
Be Careful With the Gallup Poll
Nate Silver comments on the Gallup tracking poll which shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama by seven points today -- results which "are deeply inconsistent with the results that other polling firms are showing in the presidential race, and the Gallup poll has a history of performing very poorly when that is the case."

"In 2000, for example, Gallup had George W. Bush 16 points ahead among likely voters in polling it conducted in early August. By Sept. 20, about six weeks later, they had Al Gore up by 10 points instead: a 26-point swing toward Mr. Gore over the course of a month and a half. No other polling firm showed a swing remotely that large. Then in October 2000, Gallup showed a 14-point swing toward Mr. Bush over the course of a few days, and had him ahead by 13 points on Oct. 27 -- just 10 days before an election that ended in a virtual tie." Gallup used to be reliable when rotary phones were in primary use. Now, it's lost all credibility.
Dan the Man

Chambersburg, PA

#39546 Oct 19, 2012
Lawrence Sinclaire

Wellsboro, PA

#39557 Oct 19, 2012
Nothing like having Barrack's love spunk hitting my tonsils whilst he smokes crack. Google our relationship.

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39558 Oct 19, 2012
It's all falling into place for Romney to be our next President.

Time is running out for the Obama team.

**********

CNN Poll: Close contest for Florida's 29 electoral votes

(CNN)- Three days before the final presidential debate, a new survey in the biggest of the battleground states indicates the race for the White House is basically tied.

According to a CNN/ORC International poll conducted Wednesday and Thursday, entirely after the second presidential debate, 49% of likely voters in Florida say they support Republican nominee Mitt Romney, with 48% backing President Barack Obama.

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39559 Oct 19, 2012
Biden boast:'We're winning the early voting'

LOL

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39561 Oct 19, 2012
Women in Obama White House earn less than men, amid 'equal pay' debate

President Obama and his surrogates ripped into Mitt Romney over the past week for allegedly being wishy-washy on the matter of "equal pay" -- part of the campaign's aggressive appeal to vital female voters.

But despite all the rhetoric, federal records show that women who work in the Obama White House generally earn less than men -- about 18 percent less.

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39562 Oct 19, 2012
Thank God he won't get the chance.


In second term, Obama will allow UN to tax Americans

It should come as no surprise that President Obama will raise taxes if he is re-elected. But here’s the shocker: He will invite the United Nations to tax Americans directly. And the proceeds would go directly to the Third World. In this way, Barack Obama will, indeed, realize the dreams of his father.

Now pending in the U.N. are all kinds of plans to tax Americans and redistribute their wealth – not to other Americans – but to other countries. These taxes will not be like our U.N. dues paid by a vote of our Congress. Nor akin to foreign aid which we choose to give. They would be mandatory levies imposed by treaty on American citizens. And, since they would be enumerated in a Treaty – not an act of Congress -- only the president and the Democratic Senate need be on board. The Republican House has no role in the Treaty-making process.

Here is what Obama, Hillary, and the UN are planning for us:

A “Robin Hood” tax on financial transactions. Every time you buy or sell a stock or a bond or exchange money while travelling, you’d be hit with a financial transactions tax (a percentage of your transaction) that would go to the UN.

A global tobacco tax with the funds to flow to the World Health Organization (WHO).

A UN-imposed tax on billionaires all over the world. And don’t delude yourself for a moment that it is only the 1600 current billionaires who will be hit. Once the precedent of a UN tax on US citizens is approved, it will gradually grow downwards to cover more and more Americans. Again the funds will go to the UN.

Under the Law of the Sea Treaty – up for Senate ratification in December of the lame duck session – offshore oil and gas wells would have to pay a proportion of their revenues to the International Seabed Authority, a UN-sponsored organization, which would distribute the loot to the third world.

A carbon tax on all U.S. or other foreign commercial or passenger aircraft flying to Europe. Nominally to fight climate change, these revenues would also go to the third world.

A mandatory assessment to be imposed on the U.S. to compensate third world nations for the costs of reducing their carbon output.

These taxes are, of course, only the first steps. Once the principle is established of UN taxation of American citizens, the sky is the limit.

Is there any organizations less worthy of our trust to spend our money wisely than the United Nations? Beset by almost constant scandal, bereft of any in-house oversight or even audit, the UN is one of the most corrupt of all international organizations. In "Black Helicopters," we document how pervasive this corruption really is.

And where would the money go? To so-called less developed countries. The taxes are part of a global plan of redistribution of wealth from the Northern Hemisphere (US, Europe, Japan) to the Southern Hemisphere (Latin America, Africa, and South Asia).

But don’t think that this flow of wealth will reduce poverty. Foreign aid doesn’t work, it really just puts a pot of money on the table in third world countries that automatically goes to whoever controls the presidential palace. Coups, civil wars, revolutions, and all sorts of violence usually ensue as various factions, tribes, or ethnic groups try to get their hands on the money. Real reduction in poverty can come only through foreign direct investment and trade, not via massive exports of northern hemisphere wealth to countries controlled by corrupt oligarchs.
Even a victory in the election of 2012 may avert the threat of rampant globalism. Obama and his lame duck Senate will sign and try to ratify a broad range of global treaties to give away our sovereignty and expose us to UN taxation.

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39563 Oct 19, 2012
Liberals are constantly whining when things don't go their way. Democrats aka as the party of crybaby's.

Liberals make stink about new Pew poll.

Something isn’t just rotten in Denmark. Try Washington, D.C., where liberal are going insane reacting to the latest Pew poll results that show Romney kicking election butt by 49-45.

The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan freaked out about the math and the “12 point swing” that sent Romney from down by 8 points to up by 4. Sullivan asked:“Did Obama Just Throw The Entire Election Away?” That rant earned it front-page coverage on Drudge with the headline:“SULLIVAN: SOS OBAMA.”

For a guy trying to boost his team, his comments were harsh.“Look: I'm trying to rally some morale, but I've never seen a candidate this late in the game, so far ahead, just throw in the towel in the way Obama did last week,” he explained.

Since: Sep 12

Seattle, WA

#39564 Oct 19, 2012
What's behind Obama's 'disdain' for Romney?

With so many reports coming out of the White House that President Obama views Mitt Romney with “disdain,” let’s assume they’re true. Now let’s ask why the president has such contempt for his opponent.

The first explanation came in a book in August, where Glenn Thrush wrote that as the 2012 campaign approached, Obama “quickly developed a genuine disdain” for Romney.

“There was a baseline of respect for John McCain. The president always thought he was an honorable man and a war hero,” an Obama adviser told Thrush.“That doesn’t hold true for Romney. He was no goddamned war hero.”

So Obama looks down on Romney because Mitt was never captured by the enemy and tortured? That’s weird, given that Obama himself never served in the military, though he did famously complain that working in a private business was like being “behind enemy lines.” I guess you had to be there to appreciate his pain.

Another explanation came the other day, when The New York Times included the president’s contempt for Romney in a litany of excuses for Obama’s debate flop.

“Mr. Obama does not like debates to begin with, aides have long said, viewing them as media-driven gamesmanship,” the Times wrote.“Mr. Obama made clear to advisers that he was not happy about debating Mr. Romney, whom he views with disdain.”

So the president doesn’t like debates, and especially doesn’t like debating Romney because of Obama’s “disdain.” This is more circular than enlightening, and begs the question of why.

Why does Obama hate Romney?

The president has been totally corrupted by power. His already excessive self-regard has grown out of control thanks to an entourage of yes men, a fawning press and the presidential bubble. He actually believes in the messianic cult of the “black Jesus” that surrounds him, and has a Nobel Prize to authenticate his personal exceptionalism.

The result is that Obama is no longer capable of dealing with ordinary disagreement and difference. He can only demonize it as unworthy and illegitimate. Honest disagreements are beneath him. Thus, Romney is a “liar.”

We the people disappoint him, too. His desire for “more flexibility” reflects a desire to be freed from our messy democracy, as did his comment that it would be easier to be president of China. The Constitution, he complained, is too limiting, signaling he doesn’t like the Founders’ whole point of limited government.

Another sign of irritation is his constant boasting and use of the word “I.” This is more than a bad habit. Whether from deep insecurity or narcissism, or both, he views his election as a blank check for power that he constantly tries to cash. Think czars and end runs around Congress, along with a public scolding of the Supreme Court.

Tellingly, he rejected Republican suggestions over the stimulus with a conversation-stopper:“I won.” And his decision to leak the details of how he personally decides who will live and die during drone attacks reeks of madness. The program put him as close to absolute power as a man can get, but instead of humility, he pounds his chest.
These are not stray episodes. His politics are intensely psychological and the key to his governing. People who have met with him report that he doesn’t listen or engage in substantive conversations. His ideas are immutable to facts or fresh thinking.“A stubborn worldview” is how one Democrat described it.

Romney, in so many ways, embodies Obama’s worst nightmare. His life story explodes Obama’s crude assumptions of the wealthy, which is essentially that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Romney did build his fortune.

Romney also has the nerve to challenge the president’s statist philosophy. By attacking dependency and government power, and promoting individual opportunity and capitalism, Romney might as well be arguing that the world is flat.

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