7,000

— The approximate number of political commercials expected to run on network and cable TV in Columbus, Ohio, between now and Election Day.

The approximate number of political commercials expected to run on network and cable TV in Columbus, Ohio, between now and Election Day.

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fitty_three
fitty_three

Almost as obnoxious as the Jingoes! commercial...

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

Our thoughts and prayers go out to sacred and his fellow Ohioans. 

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

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The number I'll be watching.  I love being Canadian when you guys have elections - all the fun of watching, none of the annoyance.

sacredh
sacredh

"Thank God for giving us enough brains to invent the DVR.Things are amping up in Michigan as well, but not to that extent."

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grape_crush, things are ugly here in eastern Ohio. I see more signs that have been run over than are still standing.

grape_crush
grape_crush

> The approximate number of political commercials expected to run on network and cable TV in Columbus, Ohio, between now and Election Day.

Thank God for giving us enough brains to invent the DVR.Things are amping up in Michigan as well, but not to that extent.

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

The Obama Administration stood by and watched our Libya Ambassador be killed along along with 3 other brave Americans and did nothing to come to their aid. This cowardly lack of action is what we have come to expect from Obama’s “Fundamentally Changed America”. 

Our country and our citizens cannot take 4 more years of this president. He is destroying our great country.

U.S. General Relieved of Command for Activating Special Forces in Libya

The official story surrounding the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengzahi, Libya which left four Americans dead, has now officially fallen apart. After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as aMuslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers throughout the U.S. government, including within the White House, the State Department, national intelligence agencies and the U.S.military have made available stunning details that suggest not only did operationalcommanders have live visual and audio communications from drones overhead and intelligence assets on the ground, but that some commanders within the military were prepared to go-it-alone after being told to "stand down." 

Africom commanding officer U.S. General Carter Ham, after being ordered to essentially surrender control of the situation to alleged Al Queda terrorists and let Americans on the ground die, made the unilateral decision to ignore orders from the Secretary of Defense and activated special operations teams at his disposal for immediate deployment to the area. 

According to reports, once the General went rogue he was arrested within minutes by his second in command and relieved of duty."(The) basic principle is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on; without having some real-time information about what's taking place," 

Panetta told Pentagon reporters. "And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation." 

The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready. General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. 

Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command. The question now is whether the American people will hold to account the chain of command responsible for leaving our people behind, fabricating a politically expedient story, and continuing to sell the now defunct lie(s) even after all of their variations of the story were found to be false and misleading. 

A General who made the decision to assist diplomatic and intelligence assets on the ground has been arrested and will likely be retired or worse, while those who ordered the removal of embassy security details and ordered U.S. forces to stand-down are left to go on about their business and likely risk more American lives in the future.

sacredh
sacredh

I can't wait until this election is over so that we can focus on 2016.

AfGuy
AfGuy

I'm not even in Ohio and I've pretty much stopped answering my home phone.

It's either a political robo-call (usually with a high-speed preamble in Spanish) or it's "Rachel from Card Services".

It's a toss-up as to who's the most annoying...

MrObvious
MrObvious

7000 - the expected number of times media will call this race 'close' or a 'horse race'.

Ka-Tching!

sacredh
sacredh

Thank God that's all. We had been getting hit heavy.

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

@grape_crush It's depressing when the stereotype of people in comfy chairs constantly channel-flipping with the remote to avoid commercials is true, but it is. JFC, those ads are annoying, especially the lying Romney ones. Which are most of 'em.

S_Deemer
S_Deemer

@73yearoldVet This is the sort of off-topic, false, rumor-based trolling we have come to expect of you. Unsubstantiated rumors to the contrary, General Ham was never arrested, and is nearing the end of his 2-year rotation, which started March 11, 2011, as head of AFRICOM.

http://www.examiner.com/article/debunking-the-case-of-general-carter-ham-1

The CIA has released a pretty comprehensive report on the Benghazi incident: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-rushed-to-save-diplomats-as-libya-attack-was-underway/2012/11/01/c93a4f96-246d-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_story.html

Within a week, I suspect that the fulltext version will be generally available as a PDF. Try taking your head out of your butt and reading it.

AfGuy
AfGuy

Oh, yes... what the country needs for its survival is more military leaders willing to "go rogue" with limited or incomplete information to satisfay a few elderly/senile "armchair quarterbacks" back here.

You really didn't pay much attention to the lectures on discipline when/if you were in the military, did you?

Since your heroine Sister Sarah the Perpetually Outraged was fond of the concept of "going rogue", I take it you are still pining for the days when it was proposed that she be one heartbeat away from having authority over those generals?

What a dope...

sacredh
sacredh

It's December 21st. The shortest day of the year. At least we won't have to wait. Being true to form, the right wing is hoping the world does end before Obama gets sworn in again. The lesser of two evils in their minds. lol (low on lithium).

AfGuy
AfGuy

You're forgetting, sacred.... the Almightly is supposed to return on Dec. 22 of this year and hose off the entire planet.

The cynic in me thinks that might not be too high a price to pay to get rid of the pundits, pollsters, and other politically-connected "patholigical liars" in general...

doddeb
doddeb

I kinda miss Rachel.  She just doesn't stand a chance against the AFL-CIO and Organizing for America these days.  Not to mention the army of pollsters.  I tried the "I'm begging you.  Leave me alone.  I already voted."  No dice.

sacredh
sacredh

I'm in east central Ohio (near Steubenville). As the crow flys- 4 miles away from WVA, 15 miles away from PA. It's NON-STOP.

doddeb
doddeb

The TV is off in my Columbus residence.  And the phone is on 'one ring and straight to voicemail'.  Jon Stewart did a great tounge-in-cheek piece last night about the 'post-apocalyptic hell' that is life in Ohio these days.