BREAKING: US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, Killed
he United States Ambassador to Libya has been killed according to Reuters and other news services. The violence in Benghazi is chaotic right now, but a Libyan official claims the Ambassador and three other Embassy staffers have been killed.Reuters has more information on the report and the violence.
The President and the Arab Fall
Oh if only Islamic radicals would riot over the HHS contraception mandate and gay marriage. If they did, the Administration would fall all over themselves to apologize.Don’t believe me? Consider yesterday’s events well chronicled by Jeff Emanuel.A group in the United States exercised their first amendment rights, which set off rioting yet again among the religion of peace. Egyptians stormed the American Embassy, torn down | Read More »
Eleven Years Later
List of World Trade Center Victims Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr. Edelmiro Abad Maria Rose Abad Andrew Anthony Abate Vincent Abate Laurence Christopher Abel William F. Abrahamson Richard Anthony Aceto Jesus Acevedo Rescand Heinrich Bernhard Ackermann Paul Acquaviva Donald LaRoy Adams Patrick Adams Shannon Lewis Adams Stephen George Adams Ignatius Udo Adanga Christy A. Addamo Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Sophia Buruwad Addo Lee Allan Adler Daniel | Read More »
Bill Clinton’s Bounce: How Media Conventional Wisdom Works
Polling is reflecting Bill Clinton’s bounce out of the Democratic National Convention. You wouldn’t know that if you listened to most of the media, but the bounce belonged not to Obama, but to Clinton. Fortunately for the GOP, Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton. It must privately grate on Barack Obama.The media narrative is all about Barack Obama. He’s going to win. He’s ahead. Forget | Read More »
Let’s Hug This Out . . . Or Something . . . Live on the Radio!
here is a lot of angst out there among conservatives over this polling. I think it is a reflection that Romney is not doing as well as many think, though I still think he is doing better than the polls suggest. I also think it is a reflection of the media, as Obama’s mouthpiece, focusing on polling and not on the economy. I think the | Read More »
Sometimes a Cake Really Is A Cake. Sometimes a Polling Trend Really is Accurate.
The Romney campaign this morning put out a memo telling everyone to calm down, don’t worry, things are fine. Superficially, I agree. Bill Clinton helped Barack Obama more than Mitt Romney helped himself in the past few weeks. But the economic numbers are really not good and things on the horizon appear to be getting worse. Voters will start factoring in those variables in the | Read More »
Media Pseudo-Science Comes After Beef Now
For a very long time the media has hyped organic foods as somehow better than the derisively called “frankenfoods” — those genetically modified to be higher in crop yield or exhibit other qualities. The media has also hyped organic as being safer than non-organic foods treated with pesticides, etc. Turns out, it’s all media driven nonsense. More and more studies are showing there really isn’t | Read More »
Obama’s Worship Leader #VetObama
Consider this — Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker wrote a lengthy profile of Michele Bachmann’s religious views and, in the process, got major portions of Bachmann’s theology flat out wrong. She’s Lutheran. He painted her to be part of a fringe cult, in the process misdefining basic theological terms. Then there was Bill Keller of the New York Times. He thinks candidates for President | Read More »
Are You Ready For Some Football
Give politics a rest. How about some football? It’s a welcome relief from the daily grind of polls, politics, and the future. Consider this an open thread, but go for football, not politics if you can help yourself.
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Calling The Election Today
Is it just me or does there seem to be some organized spin out over the weekend to call the election for President Obama now? Check out the Politico for the best of these, but everyone is out doing it. Here’s the thing — I have a theory that polling is taking longer to respond to events because of the overwhelming flow of information these | Read More »
Weekend Open Thread
ave at it folks. I figured I’d put this up top instead of keeping the economic story up.
The Recession May Have Been Worse Than He Knew, But The Obama Administration Declared It Over by August 2009
The National Bureau of Economic Research declared the recession over in June of 2009. By September of 2009, Ben Bernanke was telling folks that based on the numbers the recession “is very likely over.” On June 17, 2010, the White House declared a summer of recovery. Today, there are fewer people in the jobs market than any time since September of 1981. Jobs numbers in | Read More »
The Most Thorough Analysis of #DNC2012 You’ll Hear Today
oday from 9am ET to 1pm ET, I will be filling in for the Talkmaster, Neal Boortz, who continues to use up nearly a half-century’s accumulation of vacation days before retiring. I have so much audio to go through regarding the President’s speech, the whole Democratic convention, and more. You’re not going to get a more thorough and exhaustive breakdown of why the President’s speech, | Read More »
A Recycled Speech of Failed Ideas and Many Straw Men
When you are in a tight race with your political opponent, you should not recycle a Jobs Act speech that failed to even persuade Democrats in Congress to pass your signature re-election initiative. But that’s what Barack Obama did. A day after Bill Clinton brought the house down, Barack Obama took to the stage and reduced, reused, and recycled old states of the union speeches | Read More »
The Alternative Universe and the Media Feedback Loop
Yesterday in Charlotte the Democratic National Convention began as amateurishly as President Obama’s first term has been. Three times Mayor Villaraigosa of Los Angeles tried to get a majority of Democratic delegates to agree to add God and Jerusalem back into the Democratic Platform. Three times he failed. But on the third time, he declared he heard a two-thirds vote for changing the platform. Debbie | Read More »