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paulejb
paulejb

If this is true then the Obama administration has a lot for which to answer.

"Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassinationExclusive: America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing' "

"According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted." 

http://www.independent.co.uk/n...

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

It could have been worse.  They could have known about the attacks on September 11, 2001 and done nothing.

MomentoMori
MomentoMori

"Mitt Romney was asked to define "middle income." He answered that it was between $200,000 and $250,000 a year."

He's starting to sound like Marie Antoinette.

http://news.bostonherald.com/n...

sacredh
sacredh

lol. Is his poverty level $ 100,000 a year?

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

His definition of a low-income American is someone who has only one BMW.

MrObvious
MrObvious

He doesn't worry about the poor; they have this magic force field that takes care of them no matter how much you try to remove it through cuts.

MrObvious
MrObvious

You know

All morning I've engaged myself in thinking like a rightie (logik) and my headache is gone. It's like all those worries, the stress, the humanity I feel for others - gone.

I might even get a good nights sleep if it wasn't for the impulse of wetting my pants everytime I think about what Obama and those liberals are doing to our country with the Socialism, fascism and Sharia-law.

Maybe Glenn Beck can put it all in perspective.

outsider2011
outsider2011

 Mitt Romney says in an interview that his campaign will “come into

focus” with the debates and that he’s preparing for President Barack

Obama to “say things that aren’t true” during the three upcoming

faceoffs next month.

“This is a campaign which I think will come into focus as the debates occur,” Romney said, according to a transcript

released by ABC of Romney’s sitdown with Good Morning America’s George

Stephanopoulos. “The president got a bit of a bump after his convention.

I got a bit of a bump after ours. It’s going to go back and forth.”

The debates, including the vice presidential debate, he

said, could “well be a decisive point in the campaign,” and he added

that while he wouldn’t try to predict the outcome, he thought they would

be “revealing one way or another.”

Romney also suggested that Obama might be untruthful during the debates.

“But I think the challenge that I’ll have in the debate is that the

president tends to, how shall I say it, to say things that aren’t true,”

Romney said, adding, “I’ve looked at prior debates. And in that kind of

case, it’s difficult to say, “Well, am I going to spend my time

correcting things that aren’t quite accurate? Or am I going to spend my

time talking about the things I want to talk about?”

When asked about what course he’d take, Romney said, according to the

transcript, “Well, it’s a challenge you always have. And that’s a

judgment you make.”

Romney said that his wife, Ann, keeps him calm in the lead-up to, and even during, the debates.

“Ann always gives me the advice as I get ready to go up on the stage

and offers a few words of encouragement,” he said. “And I look to her

when I’m in the debate. I look and see her. Typically, her eyes are

down. (She’s) more nervous in the debates than I am. She says, ‘I wish I

could debate instead.’ She said, ‘I wouldn’t be as nervous.’ But I look

to her. And when she’s smiling and confident, that gives me the boost I

need.”

In the interview, Romney also pushed back against the notion that his poll numbers were slipping.

“I’m virtually tied in the polls, some days up, some days down a

point or two,” he said in the transcript, adding later, “Look, the

nation is pretty evenly divided. And…ultimately…the outcome is decided

by the people in the middle. They’re taking a close look. A lot of them

won’t make their mind up until the very, very last moment. And I believe

that as they look at who they believe can get this economy strong again

and create jobs again and rising wages and take home pay for

middle-income families, they’re going to say, I’ve got the best

prospects for doing that. And I’ll get their nod.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/s...

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

So Romney is essentially admitting that his campaign hasn't been in focus all this time?  The Obama campaign should hire him to run their ads.

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

I wonder if Romney will run crying to the moderators to enforce Oxford debate rules the first time Obama speaks out of turn to call out a Romney lie. Too bad there won’t be a Presidential wives’ debate. Michelle can promote healthy eating habits while Ann pleas for “you people” to eat more pasta and tuna fish off an ironing board.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

The Republican doctrine:

Hold an intractable position, unless you need to change it to keep disagreeing with Obama.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Oil breaks 100 dollars a barrel

US industrial production fell in August by the largest amount in 3 years.

Manufacturing output fell 0.7 percent, followed by a 4 percent decrease in the auto industry.

Stocks were up yesterday on the notion Ben Bernake will digitize our debt by buying it with printed money.  

As a result the dollar took a huge nose dive. 

American middle class is fully under attack by the Obama Administration.  

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Oil breaks 100 dollars a barrel

^Yet another sign the economy is improving.  Good news!

Ivy_B
Ivy_B

Dollar has not taken a huge nose dive. Inflation basically non-existant.

Added for the factually challenged.

This is a fun site that allows you to calculate inflation from 1913 to yesterday. If you use the calculator, you will see that if you spent 20 dollars on an item in 2011, the cost of the item yesterday would be 20.48 with an effective inflation rate of 2.4%

US inflation tamed a bit more in July with consumer prices once again unchanged as Americans paid more for food and other items but less on energy. Overall, most US government tracked categories logged very small pricing movements.

http://www.usinflationcalculat...

MomentoMori
MomentoMori

More about the film:

"The entire 80-member cast and crew of the film have released a statement saying they were misled."

http://gawker.com/5942748/it-m...

And I'm still trying to figure out how a film that few people saw in the US, and even fewer people heard of outside of the US, cause such a rapid and organized response. I have a feeling  that as time passes, more info is going to emerge.

If we don't jump the gun, that is.

"U.S. Sending Drones to Hunt Libyan Attackers"

http://www.theatlanticwire.com...

charlieromeobravo
charlieromeobravo

Well, you can say what you'd like about whether or not Obama's policies somehow encouraged the attackers to go after our embassies (I still haven't read a coherent analysis of THAT theory) but you can't say that Obama isn't serious about going after our enemies.  Those people are now on his list and the eye in the sky has a very sharp gaze.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Here’s what’s important in the business world this morning:

Oil: The price of oil broke above $100 a barrel on Friday for the first time since early May after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a plan to jolt the U.S. economy and unrest in the Middle East heightened supply concerns.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for October delivery was up $1.84 at $100.15 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract closed at $98.31, up $1.30, on Thursday.

In London, November Brent crude was up $1.75 at $117.63 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

Consumer Prices: More expensive gas drove up consumer prices in August by the most in three years. But outside energy, inflation was tame.

The Labor Department said Friday that consumer prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent last month, the first increase since March. Higher gas prices accounted for 80 percent of the increase. Food prices rose 0.2 percent.

Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices edged up 0.1 percent for the second straight month. Rents, medical care and new cars got more expensive, while clothing, furniture and airline fares fell in price.

Industrial Production: U.S. industrial production fell in August by the largest amount in more than three years as factories produced fewer cars and other manufactured goods.

Industrial production dropped 1.2 percent in August compared to July, the Federal Reserve said Friday. It was the biggest setback since a 1.7 percent decline in March 2009 when the country was in recession.

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Oil: The price of oil broke above $100 a barrel on Friday for the first time since early May after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a plan to jolt the U.S. economy and unrest in the Middle East heightened supply concerns.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for October delivery was up $1.84 at $100.15 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract closed at $98.31, up $1.30, on Thursday.

In London, November Brent crude was up $1.75 at $117.63 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

Consumer Prices: More expensive gas drove up consumer prices in August by the most in three years. But outside energy, inflation was tame.

The Labor Department said Friday that consumer prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent last month, the first increase since March. Higher gas prices accounted for 80 percent of the increase. Food prices rose 0.2 percent.

Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices edged up 0.1 percent for the second straight month. Rents, medical care and new cars got more expensive, while clothing, furniture and airline fares fell in price.

Industrial Production: U.S. industrial production fell in August by the largest amount in more than three years as factories produced fewer cars and other manufactured goods.

Industrial production dropped 1.2 percent in August compared to July, the Federal Reserve said Friday. It was the biggest setback since a 1.7 percent decline in March 2009 when the country was in recession.

http://www.theblaze.com/storie...

Say bye bye Barry!!