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High school halftime show has Big Bird Knocking out Mitt Romney

by Rodan ( 184 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Elections 2012, Mitt Romney, Progressives at November 5th, 2012 - 12:00 pm


Progressives accuses Conservatives of advocating violence. Yet it is the Left that has violent fantasies. A High School halftime show had a routine where Big Bird knocks out Mitt Romney.

Can you imagine the uproar if there was a halftime show having a children’s character knocking out Barack Obama?

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184 Responses to “High school halftime show has Big Bird Knocking out Mitt Romney”
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  1. waldensianspirit
    1 | November 5, 2012 12:02 pm

    He who laughs last…


  2. 2 | November 5, 2012 12:08 pm

    Sometimes it’s hard to keep the leftist attitude out of school displays. Back in 84 we did a music concert with skits. One of them played off on M*A*S*H with them in their 80′s and being moved from Vietnam to Nicaragua.


  3. pat
    3 | November 5, 2012 12:10 pm

    Big Bird in High School? And some faculty member thought that the senior class would find Big Bird humorous? How infantile are these kids?


  4. 4 | November 5, 2012 12:15 pm

    @ pat:

    These are today’s kids, so much more infantile and entitled than we were at that age. I’d have been insulted by Big Bird when I was in High School. I certainly didn’t watch Sesame Street by then. You have to question yourself about the qualifications of the staff that approved this. Polls show that we are a 50-50 nation. Why piss on 50% of the people watching your game? These are the people who will vote in the School Board Elections next time around. Maybe they won’t like your trying to indoctrinate little Johnnie and Suzie into the greatness of the Obamessiah.

    And you know that they’d have never permitted anything so disrespectful of Obama. Nor should they have, but th ebias is palpable.


  5. theoutsider
    5 | November 5, 2012 12:18 pm

    You’re making a big deal about this. Is that your High School Rodan?


  6. 6 | November 5, 2012 12:20 pm

    @ theoutsider:

    How would you feel if they showed them knocking out the Obamessiah? It is a matter of decorum and professionalism, which the school is completely lacking here.


  7. pat
    7 | November 5, 2012 12:20 pm

    I am one of those apparently rare individuals that has never managed to get through a whole minute of Sesame Street.


  8. 8 | November 5, 2012 12:20 pm

    theoutsider wrote:

    You’re making a big deal about this. Is that your High School Rodan?

    You think its OK showing a violent act against a Presidential candidate? Look I thought the skit was funny, but it is advocating violence against Romney.


  9. 9 | November 5, 2012 12:22 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Yeah, you do have to wonder how amused the Secret Service is about this. They aren’t notoriously humorous folks, and they may be tasked with Defending Romney for the next four years starting tomorrow night.


  10. 10 | November 5, 2012 12:26 pm

    Oh, and Rasmussen has Ohio tied:

    The pivotal presidential state of Ohio remains all tied up on the eve of Election Day.

    The final Election 2012 Rasmussen Reports survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Mitt Romney and President Obama each earning 49% support. One percent (1%) favors some other candidate in the race, and another one percent (1%) is undecided.

    It’s a get out the vote election. Whomever gets their people to the polls most successfully will probably win. I think that will be us. We have enthusiasm on our side, and that’ll count a lot. Who wants to stand in line four hours to vote for four more years of economic and national decline? Oh, there will be people who will, but I’m betting far fewer of them than in 2008. And Obama has to duplicate or exceed his 2008 numbers to win. I just don’t see that happening.


  11. 11 | November 5, 2012 12:27 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    There would be an uproar if there was a skit having Obama knocked out.


  12. 12 | November 5, 2012 12:31 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I think a Medicare recipient or a coal worker punching out Obama would immediately be viewed as RAAAAACIST and juvenile by the MSM. Madcow would get the vapors.


  13. 13 | November 5, 2012 12:31 pm

    @ Rodan:

    The Secret Service would at least interview everyone involved. There was a guy in California who thought it would be a brilliant Halloween gag to hang Obama in effigy in his seasonal display. As I said, the Secret Service aren’t norotiously humorous folks. They interviewd him, but didn’t (that I am aware of) arrest him. I don’t see how this is substantively different, with the exception that there were adults who are responsible for teaching children involved.


  14. taxfreekiller
    14 | November 5, 2012 12:33 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3kK5neqzHE


  15. 15 | November 5, 2012 12:33 pm

    13%. That could be all the difference we need.


  16. taxfreekiller
    16 | November 5, 2012 12:36 pm

    ms tfk still has her 20 or so phone bank up and going.

    she will shut it down late this afternoon

    they have worked for a month now

    calling to help get out the vote in Ohio

    90% of the call response was great, the people in Ohio say they are going to vote in large numbers, hope the follow up.

    make a few call each of you and ask those you call to do the same.


  17. 17 | November 5, 2012 12:39 pm

    Caption time!


  18. 18 | November 5, 2012 12:39 pm

    There is going to be an uproar when Obama gets knocked out tomorrow in the election.


  19. heysoos
    19 | November 5, 2012 12:40 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Caption time!

    Zig Zags?, right here Mr President


  20. waldensianspirit
    20 | November 5, 2012 12:42 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    Zig Zags?

    I have a feeing i’ve never had one of those


  21. 21 | November 5, 2012 12:42 pm

    Anyone notice anything interesting about the high school students in the video?


  22. heysoos
    22 | November 5, 2012 12:44 pm

    father_of_10 wrote:

    Anyone notice anything interesting about the high school students in the video?

    sure did, and I didn’t even play it


  23. waldensianspirit
    23 | November 5, 2012 12:44 pm

    @ father_of_10:
    na nothing


  24. 24 | November 5, 2012 12:46 pm

    Another bit of good news:

    Team Romney is drawing satisfaction and a growing sense of confidence from a new CNN poll that, while over-weighting Democrats, shows that Mitt Romney is running away with independents, the Big Kahuna in Tuesday’s presidential election.

    According to a new CNN poll, Romney is beating President Obama 59 percent to 35 percent among independents even when third party candidates are included. The poll has the race deadlocked at 49 percent, but the sample includes 11 percent more Democrats than Republicans, 41 percent to 30 percent, a bigger gap than recent elections have witnessed.

    What’s more, the poll found a slight edge for Romney when it came to those who call themselves “very enthusiastic” about voting. In that category, Romney beats Obama 42 percent to 37 percent.

    This is based on the D+11 (11ty!!) poll CNN did. I’ll go out on a limb here and predict that there is no way Obama gets D+11 (he got D+7 or D+8 in 2008). Still, the important thing to look at is indeendents. If we really wind up with th ekind of split Gallup is predicting, Romney should win handily.


  25. 25 | November 5, 2012 12:47 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    Zig Zags?
    I have a feeing i’ve never had one of those

    Barry definitely has.


  26. song_and_dance_man
    26 | November 5, 2012 12:48 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    father_of_10 wrote:
    Anyone notice anything interesting about the high school students in the video?

    sure did, and I didn’t even play it

    They’re all wearing the same uniform?/?/?/


  27. 27 | November 5, 2012 12:48 pm

    Sad day yesterday at the father of 10 house. Spot died.


  28. 28 | November 5, 2012 12:49 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    father_of_10 wrote:
    Anyone notice anything interesting about the high school students in the video?
    sure did, and I didn’t even play it
    They’re all wearing the same uniform?/?/?/

    What kind of high school would do an anti-Romney skit at half-time?


  29. song_and_dance_man
    29 | November 5, 2012 12:50 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Caption time!

    Ahhh CHA Cha cha chaaa


  30. 30 | November 5, 2012 12:50 pm

    father_of_10 wrote:

    Sad day yesterday at the father of 10 house. Spot died.

    :(
    :(
    :(
    :(


  31. 31 | November 5, 2012 12:51 pm

    @ father_of_10:

    Spot? My condolences.


  32. 32 | November 5, 2012 12:51 pm

    This is Mother of 10′s blog post abut spot:
    http://goldenbeehive.blogspot.com/2012/11/in-memory-of-spot.html


  33. heysoos
    33 | November 5, 2012 12:52 pm

    father_of_10 wrote:

    song_and_dance_man wrote:
    heysoos wrote:
    father_of_10 wrote:
    Anyone notice anything interesting about the high school students in the video?
    sure did, and I didn’t even play it
    They’re all wearing the same uniform?/?/?/
    What kind of high school would do an anti-Romney skit at half-time?

    a school that is mostly black students, like the vid shows


  34. song_and_dance_man
    34 | November 5, 2012 12:52 pm

    @ father_of_10:
    My condolences and hope the grief will be short.


  35. song_and_dance_man
    35 | November 5, 2012 12:53 pm

    father_of_10 wrote:

    What kind of high school would do an anti-Romney skit at half-time?

    A kind of school where the admins are knuckleheads.


  36. 36 | November 5, 2012 12:54 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    father_of_10 wrote:
    song_and_dance_man wrote:
    heysoos wrote:
    father_of_10 wrote:
    Anyone notice anything interesting about the high school students in the video?
    sure did, and I didn’t even play it
    They’re all wearing the same uniform?/?/?/
    What kind of high school would do an anti-Romney skit at half-time?
    a school that is mostly black students, like the vid shows

    Bingo.


  37. 37 | November 5, 2012 12:56 pm

    From Althouse:

    A disappointing turnout for the Obama rally in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Personally, I’m at work, but Meade is on the scene, where he talked to a police officer who said they’d planned for 30,000 but were estimating the crowd at 15,000. And Meade encountered a friend who said he’d heard reports that it would be a nightmare trying to park downtown, but he pulled into a parking garage and was the first car there.

    The police had cordoned off a big swath of lawn on the Capitol Square for the spillover crowd, Meade told me (by phone), but there is no spillover crowd.

    Paul Ryan had them standing outside the venue yesterday in (was it?)Ohio (I think; might have been Pennsylvania, though). Again, this points to enthusiasm. We’ve got it, they don’t. And Wisconsin is one of the three critical states, one I think we’ll almost certainly win. Rasmussen has it tied, but polls don’t measure the people on the ground. And our people onthe ground in Wisconsin have delivered four straight elections since 2010. That’s a winning record. The latest was in June, so it is a current record, too. The Democrats have a recent history of losing in Wisconsin, no matterhow it went for Obama in 2008. This isn’t going to be 2008 redeaux. That is certain.


  38. 38 | November 5, 2012 1:00 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Yeah, skin color seems to trump everything for some people. They certainly aren’t judging Obama by the content of his character.


  39. theoutsider
    39 | November 5, 2012 1:01 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Read the polls? Can it be any clearer?


  40. 40 | November 5, 2012 1:05 pm

    @ theoutsider:

    No, it looks like it is over for Obama. If D+11 only gets him even, there’s no way he can win, not even with a D+7 like 2008. And he isn’t going to get D+7. Gallup is predicting R+0 or R+1. If we get that this will be a landslide election against Obama. Did you look at how CNN’s biased poll showed independents breaking? 59-35 in Romney’s favor! Obama can’t survive the independents breaking like that.


  41. MikeA
    41 | November 5, 2012 1:08 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    You do know that the outsider doesn’t care about facts and keeps parroting his talking points. Its almost like he/she is brain washed to just keep repeating the same line. Its sad really… Almost makes me feel pity.


  42. gizbot7
    42 | November 5, 2012 1:09 pm

    father_of_10 wrote:

    Anyone notice anything interesting about the high school students in the video?

    As you can see by his arms, the “Romney” character is a black student with A) a white Romney mask and B) white gloves. If that were reversed, everyone on MSNBC would be screaming “blackface!”. Liberals, thy name is hypocrisy.


  43. 43 | November 5, 2012 1:10 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    My wife is reporting that Gallup’s final numbers are in and they favor Romney, but they aren’t up on their website yet. I’ll post the final numbers when I get them.


  44. heysoos
    44 | November 5, 2012 1:10 pm

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    Read the polls? Can it be any clearer?

    typical 47% lib…always demanding without ever giving back, just take take take


  45. theoutsider
    45 | November 5, 2012 1:10 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Come on IF, Are You serious, if not, you are the last person on the planet that knows it. It’s Over.


  46. theoutsider
    46 | November 5, 2012 1:12 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    It’s over man. Give it up.


  47. waldensianspirit
    47 | November 5, 2012 1:12 pm

    Has anyone lost a sock while getting up this morning?


  48. coldwarrior
    48 | November 5, 2012 1:12 pm

    its pretty bad when the dem have to send in bill clinton to pittsburgh the day before the election to rah rah support for a dem president.

    this is unprecedented!

    0 is that unpopular with the dems in allegheny county. this is a very very bad sign for 0;s chances in PA tomorrow.


  49. 49 | November 5, 2012 1:15 pm

    @ MikeA:

    Oh, I know. I have no desire to convert the Outsider. I am doing this for two reasons: 1) it amuses me, and 2) for the benefit of our readers. The Outsider is simple to counter, but most of our casual readers may not have time to dig up and analyse the relevant data. It is pretty simple to provide a link and a little analysis on the poll here. If the CNN poll is right about independents, then Obama is done. I’d say his internal pollsters have already told him to prepare a concession speech. And I don’t see CNN reporting such dismal numbers unless they were certain that they were solid. I mean, they went to the trouble to skew the poll with a D+11 sample to try and make Obama’s numbers look good, and they probably diddled with how they determined “likely” voters to his favor as well. Even was the best they could do for him. You know they wouldn’t have reported the independent vote, even if it was burried, if they thought they could have gotten away with it. This is something that the casual observer would likely miss, though, because CNN burried the lede. The headline should have been “Romney trounces Obama among Independents”. That is the unbaised take on the CNN poll.


  50. heysoos
    50 | November 5, 2012 1:16 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    its pretty bad when the dem have to send in bill clinton to pittsburgh the day before the election to rah rah support for a dem president.
    this is unprecedented!
    0 is that unpopular with the dems in allegheny county. this is a very very bad sign for 0;s chances in PA tomorrow.

    donks admire and respond to liars, grifters, grafters, cheaters and other male scum…so Clintons the perfect choice to speak for BO


  51. waldensianspirit
    51 | November 5, 2012 1:16 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Hope Clinton sees a lot of stoic faces


  52. coldwarrior
    52 | November 5, 2012 1:19 pm

    @ heysoos:

    they dare not send 0. he is incredibly unpopular with the old school dem machine in pgh.

    they fact that the dems had to send anyone to allegheny county a day before the election spells really really bad news for the dems on election night. that county/city should be an easy lock for these guys.

    there is something happenin’ here…


  53. 53 | November 5, 2012 1:19 pm

    @ theoutsider:
    @ theoutsider:

    Oh, give it up, man. Nobody’s buying your line of bullshit. You can’t deny what CNN’s biased poll states about the way the independents are breaking, and you surely do not believe that Obama will turn out D+11 crowds at the polls tomorrow. I’d honestly be surprised if he broke D+1. Enthusiasm is on our side, and that is critical in an election like this. Even you aren’t enthusiastic about Obama. You don’t trumpet all the good he’s supposedly done for our country. You just run down Romney every chance you get. That’s the Dem talking points, almost verbatim from their campaign website. Nobody but the hard-core Leftists believe that tripe.


  54. 54 | November 5, 2012 1:21 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    That’s a move to motivate thei base. Clinton is enormously popular with the Democrat base. Romney is cleaning up with independents while Obama is trying to motivate his base. It is 2008 in reverse. You don’t have to be a weatherman to see which way this wind is blowing…


  55. coldwarrior
    55 | November 5, 2012 1:21 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    d+11 isnt reality, it is a masturbatory fantasy of the left.


  56. Daffy Duck
    56 | November 5, 2012 1:24 pm

    Last poll from Michigan, Romney +1

    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/link/597723/final-michigan-election-poll-for-2012-election


  57. coldwarrior
    57 | November 5, 2012 1:24 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    That’s a move to motivate thei base. Clinton is enormously popular with the Democrat base. Romney is cleaning up with independents while Obama is trying to motivate his base. It is 2008 in reverse. You don’t have to be a weatherman to see which way this wind is blowing…

    0′s base in alleghey county undervoted him 30% in the primary.

    one 1 out of 3 dems refused to vote for him. 0 is in huge trouble in sw pa and that spell sure doomage.


  58. heysoos
    58 | November 5, 2012 1:24 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    they dare not send 0. he is incredibly unpopular with the old school dem machine in pgh.
    they fact that the dems had to send anyone to allegheny county a day before the election spells really really bad news for the dems on election night. that county/city should be an easy lock for these guys.
    there is something happenin’ here…

    and I’d add something fishy is happening in Chicagoland and even in CA…BO’s support is eroding…I’d like to see the numbers after the smoke clears…it could be a mandate blowout by popular vote


  59. coldwarrior
    59 | November 5, 2012 1:25 pm

    Daffy Duck wrote:

    Last poll from Michigan, Romney +1

    well then…


  60. MikeA
    60 | November 5, 2012 1:25 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I do appreciate you putting the polls up with the analysis. Its excellent work. Its just I am getting tired of the idiot outsider who keeps spouting stuff but offers no proof. Its like that drunk guy at the bar who sits next to you and keeps acting like an ass. You just wish the bouncer would come by and throw him out. ;)


  61. heysoos
    61 | November 5, 2012 1:27 pm

    on the other hand, radical Muslim support for BO continues to grow…
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/161726#.UJgEzoaN1by


  62. 62 | November 5, 2012 1:27 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Yep. Like I said, I’d be surprised if it were D+1 overall this election. The Republicans are too motivated, and our stock has gone up too much. And there is no way on a remotely even field that Obama can survive losing the independents 59-35. Not even if he turns out his base at 110% through fraud.


  63. waldensianspirit
    63 | November 5, 2012 1:28 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    on the other hand, radical Muslim support for BO continues to grow…
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/161726#.UJgEzoaN1by

    Even after Obama went out and personally slew the Leader of the islamic spear. Who knew


  64. coldwarrior
    64 | November 5, 2012 1:30 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    if he turns out his base at 110%

    keep an eye on phillie county….


  65. coldwarrior
    65 | November 5, 2012 1:31 pm

    @ MikeA:

    he gets email marching orders every day. the talking points are in there.


  66. 4_Sticks
    66 | November 5, 2012 1:31 pm

    Turn on FOX News -- Adm Ham I believe is gonna be interviewed about Libya in a minute or two (1:33pm EST time now)…


  67. coldwarrior
    67 | November 5, 2012 1:33 pm

    hmmm…local dem rag is only showing tight in pics of billie jeff in pgh, guess not a lot of folks turned out or i would see the pics with a throng hundreds and thousands of happy people, instead, no mention of the crowd size.

    FLOP!!!


  68. lobo91
    68 | November 5, 2012 1:35 pm

    4_Sticks wrote:

    Turn on FOX News — Adm Ham I believe is gonna be interviewed about Libya in a minute or two (1:33pm EST time now)…

    Nope. First, it General Ham, not Admiral.

    Megyn Kelly is going to have a retired admiral on who used to be the commander of the Pacific fleet.


  69. 69 | November 5, 2012 1:35 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Yeah, the Democrats have telegraphed that fraud will be an important part of their strategy this year, but it is in every election. That is why they are so resistent to Voter ID and similar measures to keep only legal voters voting. They count on fraud to win close elections. That is my only worry in Ohio, too. It could be close, and there could be enough fraud to tip it. But I don’t think so. And I don’t think there’s any way they managet o steal Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Obama’s got to have all three. If Romney wins one of them, it’s Hello Mr. President Romney. I am so looking forward to that moment.


  70. 4_Sticks
    70 | November 5, 2012 1:36 pm

    Sorry, ‘General’ … just caught it outta the corner of my eye. Its supposed to be coming up shortly.


  71. lobo91
    71 | November 5, 2012 1:36 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    hmmm…local dem rag is only showing tight in pics of billie jeff in pgh, guess not a lot of folks turned out or i would see the pics with a throng hundreds and thousands of happy people, instead, no mention of the crowd size.

    FLOP!!!

    “Shun the unbeliever! Shuuun! Shuuun!”
    --The Outsider


  72. waldensianspirit
    72 | November 5, 2012 1:36 pm

    A smart @ coldwarrior:
    Bubba isn’t used to that


  73. coldwarrior
    73 | November 5, 2012 1:37 pm

    last of the honest old-school patriotic dems says goodby

    U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-4, McCandless Township, lost to U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-12, Johnstown, in a heated primary battle for the newly drawn 12th Congressional District. Last week, though, Altmire’s office announced that by the time he leaves office next month he will have returned more than $1 million in unspent office funds.

    “I just felt that we were really stewards of the taxpayers’ money,” Altmire said Sunday. Many legislators, he said, have the attitude of use it-or-lose it when it comes to their office budgets.

    he is the only dem i ever voted for.


  74. 75 | November 5, 2012 1:38 pm

    Gallup numbers from Businessweek:

    Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport tells Bloomberg Businessweek that the release of Monday’s tracking poll, set for 1 p.m., will show Mitt Romney leading President Obama 49 percent to 48 percent among likely voters nationally.

    Close, but Romney is still leading. It again points to turnout and enthusiasm being key. If the polls are this close, Romney has to get his better-motivated voters to the polls in large enough numbers to beat the inevitible fraud. Will he succeed? We’ll know tomorrow night.


  75. 4_Sticks
    76 | November 5, 2012 1:39 pm

    She made it sound like it was coming up right after the commercial break so I type it up as fast as my fingers could type (difficult for me). I didn’t want anyone to miss it -- my primary concern. Sorry for the error …


  76. coldwarrior
    77 | November 5, 2012 1:39 pm

    must. go. buy. beer….

    bbib


  77. coldwarrior
    78 | November 5, 2012 1:40 pm

    4_Sticks wrote:

    She made it sound like it was coming up right after the commercial break so I type it up as fast as my fingers could type (difficult for me). I didn’t want anyone to miss it — my primary concern. Sorry for the error …

    admiral, general..same thing. high level flag officer.


  78. lobo91
    79 | November 5, 2012 1:41 pm

    Someone earlier asked what to serve tomorrow night.

    Here’s my suggestion:

    Samuel Adams Utopias sells for $190

    The bi-annual version of Sam Adams ultra-strong Utopias beer has hit the market, but you’ll have to hunt it down if you want a bottle. Less than 20,000 bottles will be distributed this year.

    Typically, Samuel Adams Utopias is released every other year, but this version was released off schedule to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the beer.

    The 2012 version is a blend of beer aged for years in different type of barrels and includes some of the brewery’s original Triple Bock from 1993. That’s probably why it sells for a whopping $190 a bottle.

    “The 10th anniversary release of Utopias is proof that extreme beers have earned a permanent and respected place in the beer universe, a world now constantly evolving with new craft beers and excited craft beer drinkers,” said Samuel Adams founder Jim Koch in a release.

    So what makes this beer so special?

    First, Utopias is 29 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), which is 58 proof. (An average American beer is around 5-10 percent ABV, depending on the brand.)

    Also, along with hops, barley malt, yeast and water, Samuel Adams used Champagne yeast, which can survive in the higher alcohol better than a lot of beer yeast. Maple syrup is also used to provide additional fermentable sugars to help raise the alcohol.

    “As a result,” Koch writes, ” … Utopias invokes the flavors of rich vintage port, fine Cognac or or aged sherry, while feeling surprisingly light on the palate.”

    Utopias is meant to be sipped and is recommended to be served at room temperature in a two-ounce glass. It also comes in a cool-looking black decanter shaped like a brew kettle. The bottle, at 24 ounces, makes for a great collectors item --and something you may want to keep especially when it works out to over $7 an ounce.


  79. heysoos
    80 | November 5, 2012 1:42 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Fifth Column Treasonous Media Mendacious Malfeasance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    good post….thanks


  80. lobo91
    81 | November 5, 2012 1:42 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    admiral, general..same thing. high level flag officer.

    My point was that it’s not General Ham. It’s a retired officer who wrote an editorial about Obama’s lousy leadership.

    I seriously doubt that General Ham is going to be doing any interviews about Libya anytime soon.


  81. 4_Sticks
    82 | November 5, 2012 1:43 pm

    Retired Adm. James A. Lyons maybe ??


  82. lobo91
    83 | November 5, 2012 1:44 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    “I just felt that we were really stewards of the taxpayers’ money,” Altmire said Sunday. Many legislators, he said, have the attitude of use it-or-lose it when it comes to their office budgets.

    It’s not just legislators. The entire federal government does that, including the military.


  83. lobo91
    84 | November 5, 2012 1:45 pm

    4_Sticks wrote:

    Retired Adm. James A. Lyons maybe ??

    Yup


  84. 4_Sticks
    85 | November 5, 2012 1:45 pm

    @ 4_Sticks:

    Yep.


  85. 86 | November 5, 2012 1:45 pm

    @ lobo91:

    He really couldn’t, except to give Administration talking points, couold he? That was what got McCrystal cashiered.


  86. lobo91
    87 | November 5, 2012 1:47 pm

    4_Sticks wrote:

    Retired Adm. James A. Lyons maybe ??

    Here’s the op-ed piece he wrote:

    LYONS: Obama needs to come clean on what happened in Benghazi


  87. waldensianspirit
    88 | November 5, 2012 1:48 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    It’s not just legislators. The entire federal government does that, including the military.

    And the sciences. Massive accepted corruption in overselling of break throughs and technologies. Massive


  88. lobo91
    89 | November 5, 2012 1:49 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    He really couldn’t, except to give Administration talking points, couold he? That was what got McCrystal cashiered.

    Pretty much


  89. heysoos
    90 | November 5, 2012 1:49 pm

    suffering in the Far Rockaways?….need supplies and generators?
    go to Central Park where Bloomberg keeps his stash…
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/running_into_brick_wall_O7eD7uSm23n0BLdYhMz9eJ


  90. 91 | November 5, 2012 1:50 pm

    Pew finds Obama up by three, but below 50%. They had predicted Obama would be at 50% or better by now:

    The new Pew poll, released Sunday, showed Obama ahead 48 percent to 45 among likely voters, a three-point bump in the president’s favor after Pew’s survey one-week prior had the race tied.

    The survey’s final estimate of the popular vote puts Obama at 50 and Romney at 47.

    The Pew poll is at D+6 to get those results. I think that is dreaming. Like I’ve said, Gallup is estimating R+0 or R+1. The Republicans have the more motivated base, and the independents are swinging our way. The linked article doesn’t give Pew’s breakdown or how the independents swing in the poll. Critical details that are left out because they don’t favor Obama.


  91. lobo91
    92 | November 5, 2012 1:51 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    True, but that’s not what he was talking about.

    Every September, the entire federal government typically spends every last penny of its budget buying crap with whatever money is left from the year, rather than leaving it unspent.

    The reasoning is that if you don’t spend it all, they’ll give you less next fiscal year.


  92. heysoos
    93 | November 5, 2012 1:51 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:
    It’s not just legislators. The entire federal government does that, including the military.
    And the sciences. Massive accepted corruption in overselling of break throughs and technologies. Massive

    very revealing…so I say the solution is cuts in education!….vote for me!


  93. citizen_q
    94 | November 5, 2012 1:54 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Don’t have time to read the entire article. The first 2 paragraphs are powerful and chilling.

    What will happen when, those SA-7s are used to take out civilian passenger aircraft.

    More bumps in the road?


  94. 4_Sticks
    95 | November 5, 2012 1:54 pm

    @ lobo91:

    And this goes for at least one States agencies … always ask for a 3% increase for next year and spend every cent by end of this fiscal/budget year: SOP.


  95. waldensianspirit
    96 | November 5, 2012 1:55 pm

    @ lobo91:
    It is the same thing in the sciences. Spend or lose it and lose grant monies from NIH DOE etc


  96. lobo91
    97 | November 5, 2012 1:55 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    What will happen when, those SA-7s are used to take out civilian passenger aircraft.

    More bumps in the road?

    If Obama is in office, he’ll blame Bush.


  97. 98 | November 5, 2012 1:56 pm

    @ lobo91:

    ANd in general the People simply accept that. Nothing will get better until we take that away. America is going broke. We can look forward to a blank wall and know approximately when we will go broke. Yet nobody really wants to change that.


  98. 99 | November 5, 2012 1:57 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    doriangrey wrote:
    Fifth Column Treasonous Media Mendacious Malfeasance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    good post….thanks

    Thanks, I pretty much only write about what I think is important, and this is something I think is important.


  99. huckfunn
    100 | November 5, 2012 1:57 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Fifth Column Treasonous Media Mendacious Malfeasance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    Your post is now up on Special Report. I have a post coming up at 1500 giving the MSM both barrels.


  100. 4_Sticks
    101 | November 5, 2012 1:59 pm

    @ 4_Sticks:

    And the stockpiling that results from the last minute mad dash to spend down this years money on redundant/often useless crap leads to ‘mis appropriation’ like ya wouldn’t believe. Your tax dollars hard at work …
    If the average tax payer only knew.


  101. 102 | November 5, 2012 2:00 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    I’ve go t a meeting at 3, but I absolutely despise the MFM. My wife was just emailing me that Fox has unedited CBS footage of Obama on 9-12, and he most definately does not call Benghazi a terror attack. Fox is the only network that is worth a bucket of warm piss.


  102. Bordm
    103 | November 5, 2012 2:01 pm

    The video is from Central High School, in Beaumont Texas. Beaumont is now a Democrat run city, with all that entails and Central High is a classic inner city ‘school.’ Sad really, Beaumont is the home of the Spindletop oil discovery and was once a great place to live.


  103. 4_Sticks
    104 | November 5, 2012 2:01 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Thank you for that. Reading bottom to top again … just caught it :-)

    He certainly called out the msm too !


  104. 105 | November 5, 2012 2:02 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Someone earlier asked what to serve tomorrow night.

    I’m probably going to go in big for tequila.


  105. huckfunn
    106 | November 5, 2012 2:03 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    I hope the Romney admin will have a special media office devoted to countering the lies of MSM. GWB let those bastards roll right over him.


  106. lobo91
    107 | November 5, 2012 2:04 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    Someone earlier asked what to serve tomorrow night.

    I’m probably going to go in big for tequila.

    I’m not really going to buy a bottle of Utopias. I just thought it was a nice coincidence that they released it now.

    That’s not the most expensive product Sam Adams makes, believe it or not.


  107. citizen_q
    108 | November 5, 2012 2:04 pm

    Bordm wrote:

    The video is from Central High School, in Beaumont Texas. Beaumont is now a Democrat run city, with all that entails and Central High is a classic inner city ‘school.’ Sad really, Beaumont is the home of the Spindletop oil discovery and was once a great place to live.

    LOL! What a coincidence! That’s my wife’s hometown and that might be her alma matter.


  108. 109 | November 5, 2012 2:05 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    doriangrey wrote:
    Fifth Column Treasonous Media Mendacious Malfeasance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    Your post is now up on Special Report. I have a post coming up at 1500 giving the MSM both barrels.

    Cool, I hope you loaded with quarter or dines… :twisted:


  109. 110 | November 5, 2012 2:07 pm

    This can’t be good.


  110. heysoos
    111 | November 5, 2012 2:07 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ huckfunn:
    I’ve go t a meeting at 3, but I absolutely despise the MFM. My wife was just emailing me that Fox has unedited CBS footage of Obama on 9-12, and he most definately does not call Benghazi a terror attack. Fox is the only network that is worth a bucket of warm piss.

    and FN has a ton of time and money into a story they know will be told….they are all alone so far out in front, they will never give it up….toss in the victims peeps, SEAL types and pissed off bloggers, BO will answer, somehow, some way….I believe that


  111. 112 | November 5, 2012 2:07 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Have to be dimes! If you’ve got a shotgun that’ll shoot quarters< I don';t want to be the one that shoots it. That'd be, what, about a 1 gauge?


  112. 4_Sticks
    113 | November 5, 2012 2:08 pm

    Slick Willy Clinton calls our Military “racist, sexist and homophobic’.
    Holy sh*t, I always figured but … wow, just wow.


  113. 114 | November 5, 2012 2:09 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    That’s not the most expensive product Sam Adams makes, believe it or not.

    That’s insane. It’s beer!


  114. lobo91
    115 | November 5, 2012 2:11 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    That’s not the most expensive product Sam Adams makes, believe it or not.

    That’s insane. It’s beer!

    Last time I saw a bottle of their Millennium Ale for sale, it was around $1,000


  115. lobo91
    116 | November 5, 2012 2:12 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ doriangrey:

    Have to be dimes! If you’ve got a shotgun that’ll shoot quarters< I don';t want to be the one that shoots it. That'd be, what, about a 1 gauge?

    I saw a program where they debunked the idea of loading shogun shells with dimes, Mythbusters-style.

    It really isn’t very effective. Regular shot works better.


  116. lobo91
    117 | November 5, 2012 2:14 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    This can’t be good.

    DHS--and particularly TSA--has had morale problems from day one.

    TSA’s turnover rate is the worst in the entire federal government. It rivals some private security companies.


  117. heysoos
    118 | November 5, 2012 2:16 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Have to be dimes! If you’ve got a shotgun that’ll shoot quarters< I don';t want to be the one that shoots it. That'd be, what, about a 1 gauge?

    I saw a program where they debunked the idea of loading shogun shells with dimes, Mythbusters-style.
    It really isn’t very effective. Regular shot works better.

    heh, I saw it too and
    was gonna mention that very factoid…dimes bounced of a riding duster….low velocity, but a cool old Billy the Kid myth…”oh Bob!”


  118. 119 | November 5, 2012 2:17 pm

    Here’s a link about the SeeBS “news” outtakes of Obama:

    Republicans pounced Monday after CBS News released portions of a “60 Minutes” interview with President Obama that shows him hedging on whether to call the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, an act of terrorism.

    “In new 60 Minutes clips released by CBS Obama refuses to call Benghazi attack terrorism when asked directly,” former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said on Twitter.

    “’60 Minutes’ shld b renamed ’59 Minutes’,” wrote Ari Fleischer, who served as White House press secretary to President George W. Bush. “They wait until it’s almost over 2break news that wld hv been significant earlier.”

    Republicans have argued that the administration deliberately avoided using the word “terrorism” for several weeks after the attack in order to preserve Obama’s poll lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney on national security issues.Â

    However, Romney stopped using the issue to attack Obama after the president pointed out during their second debate that he’d called the attack an “act of terror” during a speech the next day in the Rose Garden.Â

    U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the assault on the consulate.Â

    SeeBS doing for Obama what they tried to do to Bush. They got caught this time too.


  119. 120 | November 5, 2012 2:18 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Have to be dimes! If you’ve got a shotgun that’ll shoot quarters< I don';t want to be the one that shoots it. That'd be, what, about a 1 gauge?

    Not sure, but it looks really cool in the Resident Evil movie when Alice does it to kill the Zombie hordes… :twisted:


  120. heysoos
    121 | November 5, 2012 2:19 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    is that a throbbing I sense?


  121. Bordm
    122 | November 5, 2012 2:21 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    LOL! What a coincidence! That’s my wife’s hometown and that might be her alma matter.

    IIRC, Central was formed a few years ago, by merging the old French High School and Beaumont High School. Sigh, change is never for the better, when it’s Democrats applying the change.


  122. lobo91
    123 | November 5, 2012 2:21 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    This will work much better for killing zombies.


  123. momcat
    124 | November 5, 2012 2:22 pm

    hey ya’ll
    rain here
    home for lunch and following up on something I heard at work
    and guess what…..
    bwahahahahahahahah

    I don’t think this is gonna work the way they wanted it to.

    California: Brown Signs Electoral College Revision
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Published: August 8, 2011

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday that would award all 55 of California’s Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote. The movement behind the effort, by a group called National Popular Vote, seeks to prevent a repeat of 2000, when Al Gore won the popular vote but George W. Bush won the electoral vote. California is the eighth state to sign on


  124. Daffy Duck
    125 | November 5, 2012 2:23 pm

    @ Urban Infidel:

    Hmm, and I figured 400,000,000 rounds of ammo would have cheered them up.

    / (it would cheer me up)


  125. coldwarrior
    126 | November 5, 2012 2:25 pm

    @ momcat:

    are you SURE that is law in CA????


  126. 127 | November 5, 2012 2:25 pm

    @ momcat:

    I linked that earlier. Carolina Girl says they’;ve already crawfished on it. Not going to happen. I guess they figured out that they might elect a Republican that way.


  127. 128 | November 5, 2012 2:27 pm

    momcat wrote:

    hey ya’ll
    rain here
    home for lunch and following up on something I heard at work
    and guess what…..
    bwahahahahahahahah
    I don’t think this is gonna work the way they wanted it to.
    California: Brown Signs Electoral College Revision
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: August 8, 2011
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday that would award all 55 of California’s Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote. The movement behind the effort, by a group called National Popular Vote, seeks to prevent a repeat of 2000, when Al Gore won the popular vote but George W. Bush won the electoral vote. California is the eighth state to sign on

    SIGH… You too momcat? Really? Have you read the Bill? It ONLY goes into effect if 51 percent of the States adopt it. Not even close right now, in other words, it does nothing. Has no impact what so ever.


  128. lobo91
    129 | November 5, 2012 2:28 pm

    @ momcat:

    I don’t think that’s going to actually have any effect on this election, because it isn’t operative yet:

    The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among several U.S. states. States passing this interstate compact have agreed to replace their current rules regarding the apportionment of presidential electors with rules guaranteeing the election of the presidential candidate with the most popular votes in all fifty states and Washington, D.C. The agreement is to go into effect only when the participating states that have joined the compact together have an absolute majority in the Electoral College. In the subsequent presidential election, the participating states would award all their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner, who as a result would win the presidency by winning more than half of electoral votes. Until the compact is joined by states with a majority of electoral votes, all states will continue to award their electoral votes in their current manner.


  129. Bureaucat
    130 | November 5, 2012 2:28 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (gasp) eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!


  130. lobo91
    131 | November 5, 2012 2:29 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    @ coldwarrior:

    No, it’s not. It’s an interstate compact, and it’s not in effect.


  131. 132 | November 5, 2012 2:30 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Have you read the Bill?

    Did Jerry Brown read it before signing it? That is a more pertinent question. This was meaningless fluff from a State that is rapidly going bankrupt. Really, can it get more silly? Don’t answer. It is California. Y’all have sodomy as the Official State Sex Act…


  132. 133 | November 5, 2012 2:31 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ momcat:
    are you SURE that is law in CA????

    Yes, but you NEED to read the law. It’s just a goofy proposition that like 8 other states also signed on to.


  133. momcat
    134 | November 5, 2012 2:31 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    @ doriangrey:
    @ lobo91:
    not momcat
    me rain

    I knew it was too good to be true but could not find any info
    debunking it


  134. lobo91
    135 | November 5, 2012 2:32 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    That thing will likely never go into effect. It needs states totalling 51% of the electoral votes to sign on first, and if they ever do get to that level, it’ll undoubtedly be challenged in court.

    I doubt that the Supreme Court would let it stand.


  135. 136 | November 5, 2012 2:34 pm

    momcat wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    @ doriangrey:
    @ lobo91:
    not momcat
    me rain
    I knew it was too good to be true but could not find any info
    debunking it

    It doesn’t matter either way since it can’t pass the Article I, Section 10 of the US Constitution test.

    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress . . . enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power.


  136. 137 | November 5, 2012 2:37 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    I doubt that the Supreme Court would let it stand.

    I don’t know about that. IIRC, the States select the method that is used to Select the Electors. If a State wanted to say that they wanted to use the national popular vote to select their Electors, it would probably stand if the voters of the State let it. I don’t see why the voters of any State, let alone a State that swung as big n electoral hammer as California, would want to dilute their individual votes so much, though. Effectively, it would give me as much a say as Dorian in how California’s electors were selected.


  137. 138 | November 5, 2012 2:41 pm

    @ momcat:

    Doriangray can explain this -- it means nothing for this election and is actually part of a national movement that will require 3/4ths of the states to sign on. I mentioned it on the radio show a couple months ago, and Dorian gave a more complete explanation of what it meant. I wish it did. It would SO definitely be over.


  138. heysoos
    139 | November 5, 2012 2:41 pm

    another reason my faith in the feds is zero…this is unforgivable, and I recall the same ‘problem’ in 04….this really sucks and hard to believe it’s not contrived so I ain’t fallen for it
    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/265925-gop-senators-thousands-of-ballots-unlikely-to-reach-military-voters


  139. lobo91
    140 | November 5, 2012 2:41 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    It doesn’t matter either way since it can’t pass the Article I, Section 10 of the US Constitution test.

    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress . . . enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power.

    That clause isn’t absolute. It’s been ruled on by the Supreme Court several times. It only prohibits agreements or compacts that infringe on federal powers. There are all sorts of interstate compacts in effect on different issues.

    Having said that, though, this would probably be seen as one of those issues that are prohibited, but the courts would have to decide it.


  140. 141 | November 5, 2012 2:43 pm

    What is kind of interesting is knowing California and our incredible stockpile of unhappy far left voters and the fact that they are really unhappy that O isn’t radical enough and they have their choice of all kinds of asshat people to vote for …. heck, Romney could win it here if enough of them vote for Rosanne Barr or just stay home.


  141. lobo91
    142 | November 5, 2012 2:44 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I don’t know about that. IIRC, the States select the method that is used to Select the Electors. If a State wanted to say that they wanted to use the national popular vote to select their Electors, it would probably stand if the voters of the State let it.

    That’s not the issue. If it were just one state deciding to do that on its own, it’s free to do so. In fact, there are already a couple of states that use different procedures to award their electoral votes.

    The issue with this compact is that it only goes into effect when they get states totalling 51% of the total electoral vote to sign on, which would then give those states effective veto power over the election process.


  142. heysoos
    143 | November 5, 2012 2:44 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    It doesn’t matter either way since it can’t pass the Article I, Section 10 of the US Constitution test.
    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress . . . enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power.
    That clause isn’t absolute. It’s been ruled on by the Supreme Court several times. It only prohibits agreements or compacts that infringe on federal powers. There are all sorts of interstate compacts in effect on different issues.
    Having said that, though, this would probably be seen as one of those issues that are prohibited, but the courts would have to decide it.

    there is a pact between Great Lakes states that I believe was challenged and upheld by the SC


  143. huckfunn
    144 | November 5, 2012 2:47 pm

    Heh


  144. heysoos
    145 | November 5, 2012 2:48 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Heh

    oh look at the little toddler racist!


  145. lobo91
    146 | November 5, 2012 2:49 pm

    @ heysoos:

    There’s a big potential clusterfuck in Ohio, too. They sent out absentee ballot applications to every single registered voter in the state. A couple hundred thousand of the people who returned those applications and were sent ballots haven’t sent them back in.

    If those people instead show up at the polls tomorrow to vote in person, they’ll be given provisional ballots. So far, so good.

    The problem is that Ohio doesn’t count provisional ballots until November 17th (ten days after the election date).

    If they have a couple hundred thousand provisional ballots, that could be the difference in the election. If it comes down to Ohio, we could be waiting until a week from Friday to hear who won.


  146. 147 | November 5, 2012 2:50 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I don’t know the relevant case law on that. The Supreme Court would have to weigh in on that, and hat is going to depend on how invested the individual Justices are in the traditional definition of Federalism. I’d say Sontomayor and Kagan would be just fine with this. The Conservative Justices would not.


  147. lobo91
    148 | November 5, 2012 2:51 pm

    @ heysoos:

    there is a pact between Great Lakes states that I believe was challenged and upheld by the SC

    There are interstate compacts covering all sorts of things. As long as they don’t interfere with federal powers, they’re fine.

    There’s one addressing the apportionment of water from the Rio Grande, for example.


  148. 149 | November 5, 2012 2:51 pm

    @ heysoos:

    You left four “A”s out of RAAAAACIST…


  149. huckfunn
    150 | November 5, 2012 2:51 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Heh

    oh look at the little toddler racist!

    He’s probably a tea pottier.


  150. lobo91
    151 | November 5, 2012 2:52 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    I doubt that they’ll ever get enough states to sign on to make it an issue, so it’s a moot question.


  151. huckfunn
    152 | November 5, 2012 2:53 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ heysoos:

    You left four “A”s out of RAAAAACIST…

    Notify the disciplinary committee and have him dealt with. :twisted:


  152. heysoos
    153 | November 5, 2012 2:54 pm

    @ lobo91:
    precisely why we need a friggin blowout…somehow avoid the blizzard of lawsuits we know are coming…it’s disappointing to me that we cannot design a flawless voting machine, figure out the absentee system, a way to collect the votes and count them properly etc…it seems contrived to me…that Al Franken gig was really a telling embarrassment


  153. heysoos
    154 | November 5, 2012 2:55 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    there is a pact between Great Lakes states that I believe was challenged and upheld by the SC
    There are interstate compacts covering all sorts of things. As long as they don’t interfere with federal powers, they’re fine.
    There’s one addressing the apportionment of water from the Rio Grande, for example.

    yeah , I don’t know much about, so I rely on you…good job btw


  154. lobo91
    155 | November 5, 2012 2:59 pm

    @ heysoos:

    yeah , I don’t know much about, so I rely on you…good job btw

    I used to work for the NM legislature. There was a committee that mostly dealt with compacts.


  155. 156 | November 5, 2012 3:01 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    There’s a big potential clusterfuck in Ohio, too. They sent out absentee ballot applications to every single registered voter in the state. A couple hundred thousand of the people who returned those applications and were sent ballots haven’t sent them back in.
    If those people instead show up at the polls tomorrow to vote in person, they’ll be given provisional ballots. So far, so good.
    The problem is that Ohio doesn’t count provisional ballots until November 17th (ten days after the election date).
    If they have a couple hundred thousand provisional ballots, that could be the difference in the election. If it comes down to Ohio, we could be waiting until a week from Friday to hear who won.

    Smells of a Al Franken styled plot…


  156. lobo91
    157 | November 5, 2012 3:01 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    precisely why we need a friggin blowout…somehow avoid the blizzard of lawsuits we know are coming…it’s disappointing to me that we cannot design a flawless voting machine, figure out the absentee system, a way to collect the votes and count them properly etc…it seems contrived to me…that Al Franken gig was really a telling embarrassment

    It can be done easily.

    It hasn’t been done because the Democrats don’t want it to be done. It would eliminate their chances to steal elections.


  157. lobo91
    158 | November 5, 2012 3:03 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    I don’t know who’s idea it was to send abesntee ballot applications to every registered voter in the state, but it was a dumb one. Half the people receiving them probably didn’t even understand what it was and just signed it and sent it back.


  158. citizen_q
    159 | November 5, 2012 3:03 pm

    @ Bordm:
    If Central was formed only a few years ago, it’s not my wife’s Alma Matter. She as I have been our of High School for several decades.

    I don’t remember the name of her high school, guess I could ask, only that their mascot was the Trojans, so I had to tease her about that and why I remember that tid bit.


  159. huckfunn
    160 | November 5, 2012 3:05 pm

    New thread


  160. 161 | November 5, 2012 3:05 pm

    Top military brass endorse Romney.

    The list is here.


  161. ferb123
    162 | November 5, 2012 3:06 pm

    Gallup
    RV: Obama 49(+1) -- Romney 46(-2)
    LV: Obama 48(+2) -- Romney 49(-2)

    wow a 4 point swing in favor of Obama :)
    Obamentum is growing XDDDDD


  162. 163 | November 5, 2012 3:06 pm

    Urban Infidel wrote:

    Top military brass endorse Romney.
    The list is here.

    Make that ‘retired’ military brass.


  163. lobo91
    164 | November 5, 2012 3:07 pm

    Shepard Smith just showed a clip of Obama at a campaign stop complaining about Romney’s use of his “change” mantra, and how he’s the real candidate of “change.”

    How, exactly, can the incumbent claim to be the candidate of “change”?


  164. heysoos
    165 | November 5, 2012 3:07 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    yeah , I don’t know much about, so I rely on you…good job btw
    I used to work for the NM legislature. There was a committee that mostly dealt with compacts.

    actually the only reason I mentioned the Great Lakes is because I’m intrigued by the whole thing….the pacts involving the Rio Grande and the Colorado river are really interesting to me…I visit my kin in Yuma and am always amazed at the complexity of the canal, acequias, drainage systems of the farming basins over there….really amazing, who gets what, how and when


  165. lobo91
    166 | November 5, 2012 3:09 pm

    @ heysoos:

    There are loads of them.

    The laws that allow you to use your concealed carry permit in other states are interstate compacts, for example.


  166. 167 | November 5, 2012 3:09 pm

    Teh Other McCain on Fear and Loathing in Ohio:

    This gives hope to the Obamaphiles, although there are frequent indications that Silver’s fair-sky forecasts haven’t calmed the jitters among Democrats. For example, The Nation has already started claiming “voter suppression” (a favorite theme of the Left since the contested 2000 election) because Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State, Jon Husted, issued a directive that might have the effect of disqualifying some incorrectly filed provisional ballots. Regardless of the merits of the case, for the Left to begin playing the “stolen election” card two days ahead of Election Day suggests a lack of confidence in claims that Obama is sailing to an easy win in Ohio. One recent poll, showing Obama ahead by 6 points, had a survey sample composed of 38 percent Democrats and 29 percent Republicans — a D+9 oversample that actually exceeds the Democrat advantage in partisan ID reported by 2008 exit polls, when Ohio went to Obama by a 5-point margin, 52-47, over John McCain. Such implausible oversampling of Democrats has become routine in polls this year. A CNN national poll released Sunday had the race tied at 49 percent each for Obama and Romney, but with a D+11 sample that prompted my Republican operative friend Ali Akbar to remark, “They might as well be polling San Francisco.”

    Akbar stayed up all night Saturday poring over Ohio early-voting totals, comparing them to previous elections, studying recent Buckeye State polls, and crunching the numbers before waking me up before 8 a.m. Sunday to declare, “We’ve got Ohio.” His analysis of the early-vote numbers and his interpretation of the latest Columbus Dispatch poll as bad news for Obama quickly inspired an online buzz among Republicans who have been worried sick over Ohio. Even at the mid-October apex of Romney’s surge, the Republican never led the Real Clear Politics average of polls in this crucial battleground state. Although Obama’s lead has never been large — as of Sunday, he led the RCP Ohio average by 2.8 points — it has been remarkably persistent, prompting much theorizing about the factors behind it. The economy in Ohio hasn’t been quite as hard-hit as some other states; unemployment is only 7 percent. Ads from the Obama campaign have hit Romney hard for his opposition to the GM and Chrysler bailout, a reasonably popular measure in Ohio, where auto manufacturing jobs are a vital part of the state’s economy.

    Despite the deluge of attack ads and the worrisome polls, Romney approaches Election Day within reach of victory in Ohio.

    I hope Akbar is right. Ohio will seal Obama’s defeat, even if we lose Pennsylvania. So, too, would Wisconsin. It doesn’t look good for Obama, but anything could happen. We’ll likely know by midnight tomorrow night, barring some grave and unfortunately foreseeable circumstance. Then we may not know for another ten days.


  167. lobo91
    168 | November 5, 2012 3:10 pm

    @ heysoos:

    The Colorado River compact and issues surrounding it are so complex that my masters program actually had an optional concentration in it.


  168. heysoos
    169 | November 5, 2012 3:11 pm

    ferb123 wrote:

    Gallup
    RV: Obama 49(+1) — Romney 46(-2)
    LV: Obama 48(+2) — Romney 49(-2)
    wow a 4 point swing in favor of Obama
    Obamentum is growing XDDDDD

    getting a little boner?


  169. citizen_q
    170 | November 5, 2012 3:12 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    How, exactly, can the incumbent claim to be the candidate of “change”?

    When he is the candidate of pocket change. As in that is all we will have left when he and his merry band of marxists are through with us.


  170. lobo91
    171 | November 5, 2012 3:13 pm

    @ heysoos:

    getting a little boner?

    Pretty sure that’s the only kind he could get…
    //


  171. heysoos
    172 | November 5, 2012 3:14 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    The Colorado River compact and issues surrounding it are so complex that my masters program actually had an optional concentration in it.

    I don’t claim to understand much of that, I’ve never studied that part of it, but the actual dynamics involved are mind boggling…it’s my understanding that both those rivers have created the largest system of it’s type in the world


  172. lobo91
    173 | November 5, 2012 3:14 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    How, exactly, can the incumbent claim to be the candidate of “change”?

    When he is the candidate of pocket change. As in that is all we will have left when he and his merry band of marxists are through with us.

    I have a bumper sticker on my car that says “Obama spent my change.”


  173. darkwords
    174 | November 5, 2012 3:16 pm

    @ 44 heysoos: heh so true


  174. lobo91
    175 | November 5, 2012 3:16 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I don’t claim to understand much of that, I’ve never studied that part of it, but the actual dynamics involved are mind boggling…it’s my understanding that both those rivers have created the largest system of it’s type in the world

    There have been numerous cases before the Supreme Court over them, which is probably getting old for them. It’s one of the few times the Supreme Court acts as a trial court.


  175. darkwords
    176 | November 5, 2012 3:17 pm

    I thought all this Big Bird hoopla was just the case where Obama gave the big middle finger to hilary.


  176. ferb123
    177 | November 5, 2012 3:18 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    ferb123 wrote:
    Gallup
    RV: Obama 49(+1) — Romney 46(-2)
    LV: Obama 48(+2) — Romney 49(-2)
    wow a 4 point swing in favor of Obama
    Obamentum is growing XDDDDD

    getting a little boner?

    hey, the avatar on the left is not me XDDDDDDDD


  177. citizen_q
    178 | November 5, 2012 3:19 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Good one!

    I saw a Veterans for Obama bumper sticker last night. Wifey advised me not offer him condolences on his head injury. Told the wife a head injury is the only explanation for anyone but especially a veteran to be supportive of comrade zero.


  178. ferb123
    179 | November 5, 2012 3:19 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    ferb123 wrote:
    Gallup
    RV: Obama 49(+1) — Romney 46(-2)
    LV: Obama 48(+2) — Romney 49(-2)
    wow a 4 point swing in favor of Obama
    Obamentum is growing XDDDDD

    getting a little boner?

    hmmm, maybe I should change my avatar XDDDDDDDD


  179. lobo91
    180 | November 5, 2012 3:22 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    I saw a Veterans for Obama bumper sticker last night. Wifey advised me not offer him condolences on his head injury. Told the wife a head injury is the only explanation for anyone but especially a veteran to be supportive of comrade zero.

    No kidding.


  180. heysoos
    181 | November 5, 2012 3:22 pm

    ferb123 wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    ferb123 wrote:
    Gallup
    RV: Obama 49(+1) — Romney 46(-2)
    LV: Obama 48(+2) — Romney 49(-2)
    wow a 4 point swing in favor of Obama
    Obamentum is growing XDDDDD
    getting a little boner?

    hmmm, maybe I should change my avatar XDDDDDDDD

    I don’t give a damn what your avatar is, but if you’re considering a change, why not change forums?


  181. RIX
    182 | November 5, 2012 3:26 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ citizen_q:

    I

    saw a Veterans for Obama bumper sticker last night. Wifey advised me not offer him condolences on his head injury. Told the wife a head injury is the only explanation for anyone but especially a veteran to be supportive of comrade zero.

    No kidding.

    They found that one guy. Kind of like Chickens for Colonel Sanders.


  182. Ceejayy
    183 | November 6, 2012 10:03 pm

    This has nothing to do with skin color if thats what your referring to.


  183. Ceejayy
    184 | November 6, 2012 10:33 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    correction, not all of the band members are black it just appears that way. I know this because I happen to attend this school and I refuse to sit and watch people make false judgements about something that they have only seen and not witnessed. Another thing, the skit is not about racism. It’s about who we are voting for and why. We are not racis, if anything I think the real ones being racis are you guys. Everything is not about the color of peoples skin. Lets be mature please.


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