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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Washington Post Softens Criminal Actions Of Corzine In Mf Global Fraud
[Breitbart]
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top||

#1  Sounds like we have a new appointee to the Fed.
This guy only 'lost' $1.6B!
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/17/2012 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Where are the OWS drowds who would be howling for "justice" if he was a GOP crony?
Posted by: OldSpook || 11/17/2012 1:17 Comments || Top||

#3  He's a crook, but he's their crook.
Posted by: Perfesser || 11/17/2012 3:41 Comments || Top||


Economy
Caliphornia now leads poverty rankings
[Daily Caller] The Golden State has reached a poverty rate that is now twice as bad as West Virginia's and substantially worse than the rates of poverty in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas, according to a new measure of poverty developed by the federal Census Bureau.

Democrat-run Caliphornia earned its last-place rank under the federal government's new measure of poverty, which incorporates more detailed analyses of welfare payments and the local costs of food, gasoline and housing. (View the new census data report)

The state's costs are boosted by its environmental and workplace regulations, and by 38 million residents' competition for housing close to the sea.

The new measure, however, also incorporates a a controversial calculation of relative equality that demotes states -- such as Caliphornia -- with a wide gap between wealthy people and people with less than one-third of the state residents' average income.

Caliphornia snatched the last-place prize from Mississippi, which had the highest poverty rate under the older and simpler measure, which gauged people's ability to buy basic services and goods.

Democratic Caliphornia Gov. Gerry Brown's office did not release a comment Nov. 15 about the new ranking, but did note that he would be attending a housing conference, the "Greenbuild International Conference and Expo," in San Francisco Nov. 16.
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top||

#1  So let me understyand this: poverty is no longer based on not earning enough money to pay for the basics in life -- but instead its how much the poorest 1/3 make compared to the wealthiest?

Socialist class warfare anyone?
Posted by: OldSpook || 11/17/2012 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like grounds for taxing Hollywood at 75%.
Posted by: Perfesser || 11/17/2012 3:40 Comments || Top||

#3  If you can't afford to live near the beach there is a simple solution: MOVE! If you don't want to move then quitcherbitchin.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/17/2012 11:23 Comments || Top||

#4  So if Bill Gates moved to my neighborhood the poverty rate would hit 99.9% instantly.
Posted by: James || 11/17/2012 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Good place to start would be to confiscate and liquidate all wealth and assets in and relating to the movie industry.

Some folksie talking points for justification:
-Creates rich people who, by basically being paid to talk and walk, do not deserve their money.

-The electricity needed to power the industry is destroying the planet

-The increasing use of computer graphics proves that the heartless owners do not care about American jobs, instead sending programming work overseas.

-The amount of drugs used in the industry could be redistributed to the rest of California each and every first of the month.

-Every recent movie is a remake. Its time to have fresh ideas, and it is racist against Bollywood and China Studios.

-The lots could be converted into a community organic barter/trade garden, complete with koy ponds, fair trade wind power smart phone chargers and internet access, an effort to re-introduce animals which were murdered by primitive bain-style thinking such as the saber-toothed cat, and numerous state statues.

-The movie industry is a political rival of Sacremento. If the MI leaders had their way they would close schools and eliminate public transportation so you would be forced to sit in their theatres all day long paying sixty dollars for a drink and a popcorn. Eliminate them before they get you.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/17/2012 14:40 Comments || Top||

#6  The new measure, dubbed the ┬"Supplemental Poverty Measure,┬" revised the California┬'s poverty rate from 16.3 percent up to 23.5 percent.

For comparison purposes, Azerbaijan has gone from a 50% poverty rate in 1991 to 16% today.

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 11/17/2012 22:32 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Obama Consults With MSNBC Host Al Sharpton, and Other 'Civil Rights Leaders,' on Fiscal Talks
This afternoon, President Barack Obama consulted with MSNBC host Al Sharpton, who's also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN), about the fiscal talks between the White House and Congress. At the same meeting, Obama also consulted with other "leaders of civil rights and civic organizations."

Via the pool report:

President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. The meeting lasted over an hour, and participants spoke to reporters outside the West Wing after they wrapped up.
Posted by: tipper || 11/17/2012 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top||

#1  Behold, the real United States Legislators.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/17/2012 3:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh tempora, Oh mores...
Posted by: borgboy || 11/17/2012 3:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Ah, preparing the battlefield.

Sequestration=racism

Minorities and Women Hit Hardest(tm). Of course the Wormtongue Media will not point out that its what the One agreed to and crowed about in outlying Defense cuts.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/17/2012 9:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Al Sharpton, who's also assicated with the National Action Network (NAN)

I know assicated isn't a real word; it just sounds like an apt term.
Posted by: badanov || 11/17/2012 11:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Al Sharpton┬'s ┬"Nonprofit┬" $1.6 Million In Debt, Still Pays Himself $242K┬...
In all, the controversial activist and his empire, including the National Action Network and two for-profit companies, were $5.3 million in the red, public records show.

As of last December, Uncle AL was deeply in debt and so now Obamie invites this financial wizard to chime in on the 'Fiscal Cliff'.

Go to an expert I say... go to an expert.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/17/2012 13:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Test marketing chocolate covered cotton in occupied Americkka.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/17/2012 17:38 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Obama favorability reaches three-year high
[Politico] President B.O.'s favorability rating has reached its highest point since 2009, according to Gallup data released Friday.

In a recent tracking poll, the firm finds Obama with a 58 percent positive rating among all Americans -- a three point bump from his favorability rating from a survey taken days before the election.

The last time Obama's favorability rating registered his highly was his 66 percent positive rating in July 2009. His highest positive number ever recorded by Gallup was 78 percent -- just before his inauguration as president.

"Obama now enjoys as positive an image in the eyes of Americans as he has at any point in the last three years," Gallup concludes.

The Democratic Party has also increased its favorability rating since Election Day. They're now viewed positively by 52 percent of Americans, up from 45 percent before the election.

Willard Mitt Romney
...former governor of Massachussetts. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. More to the point, he isn't President B.O...
and the GOP have also seen slight bumps after the election. Positive impresses of Romney are up four points since before Election Day, with 50 percent of the country having a favorable view of their former GOP nominee.
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2012 10:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top||

#1  Emphasis on the word "high".
Posted by: badanov || 11/17/2012 11:41 Comments || Top||

#2  CHOOM CHOOM too much CHOOM CHOOM in the room... at least in Colorado and Washington... Look for Obamie to be trip'in there in support his favorability rating.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/17/2012 12:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Election is over, yet he still pops up on the sports channel for some dorky comment on football.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/17/2012 14:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Ah, but he hasn't scored eighteen-holes-in-one in a round of golf.

Yet.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/17/2012 15:03 Comments || Top||

#5  That's for his 3rd term, Pappy.
Posted by: lotp || 11/17/2012 18:30 Comments || Top||


St. Lucie County canvassing board orders recount of early ballots in West-Murphy race
[Sun-Sentinel] A county canvassing board on Friday ordered a recount of early-voting ballots in the race between U.S. Rep. Allen West and Democrat Patrick Murphy, hours after a judge declined to do the same.

The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board voted 2-to-1 late Friday in favor of the move in the 18th Congressional District contest, in which Murphy is the unofficial victor. A series of tabulation errors by the county has raised suspicion among West's campaign and its supporters and appeared to motivate the board's favorable vote.

It was a victory for West, delivered just after a defeat for the Republican congressman and conservative firebrand in the courtroom. But whether it will change the result in the race, in which Murphy has a lead of 1,907 votes, remained to be seen.

"There really wasn't any basis in the law for the decision they made," said Murphy attorney Sean Domnick. "It really doesn't change anything. He is the representative for District 18 and he will continue to be."
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2012 10:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top||


Osama bin Laden is Dead and So Are Ho Hos
[PJMedia] A petition at the White House is urging president Obama to "nationalize the Twinkie industry".
"AmBake." You heard read it here first!
The iconic cake manufacturer declared bankruptcy after it failed to reach an agreement with the union. Politico reports that the AFL-CIO is blaming the company for refusing to operate at a loss.
Doesn't that statement just tell you everything you need to know about unions and the progressive ideology...
"What's happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what's wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor. Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price," AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said in a Friday statement.
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2012 10:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top||

#1  ...AFL-CIO is blaming the company for refusing to operate at a loss.


More than 18000 now out of work. But somehow, the union bosses never seem to share in either the blame or the pain. Funny how that works. Trumka talks like a Patrice Lamumba honor graduate.

Posted by: PBMcL || 11/17/2012 10:51 Comments || Top||

#2  All is not lost. Since the only problem is poor management, Mr. T and his colleagues can buy the assets of Hostess out of the bankruptcy for a song, re-start the company, rehire the 18,000 workers according to whatever terms they think are fair, and then start producing "Union Twinkies - The World's Most Expensive Confections". And don't forget to personally guarantee the loans, big guy.
Posted by: Matt || 11/17/2012 11:40 Comments || Top||

#3  I second the motion !

Obama must nationalize the Twinkie industry in the national interest!

The Twinkie is of vital importance and can help in the recovery of New York and New Jersey in the wake of Tropical Storm Sandy and other such disasters.

Scientific evidence - The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Resistivity Test

"We noted that Twinkies pass almost no current, probably because they are almost totally sugar.

Possible Applications:

If something has wall current passed across it without even flinching, people take notice. This, above all other tests, shows the Twinkie to be a truly multipurpose material. If you want to electrically isolate a room from static or higher voltage electricity, you can simply line it with Twinkies. If a power line has fallen in the road and you want to move it, you simply wrap the line in Twinkies, and then it is safe for moving...the possibilities are endless! "
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/17/2012 13:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Then let them eat streusel cake.

Perhaps the twinkie could be jet expelled into the cab of the Chevy Volk so that during a wreck the occupants are not electricuted.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/17/2012 14:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Eureka swksvolFF, I think you have it.

swksvolFF A true GENIUS, fits right in with the Green Revolution.

Truly Twinkie helps to save lives....the possibilities are endless!
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/17/2012 14:31 Comments || Top||

#6  You know what Homer S. would say - HHMMMMM, Donuts = Twinkies, etc is there anything they can't do?
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/17/2012 21:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Thank you Kommisar Auric. Because I may have hurt the feelings of my fellow komrades who did not have this idea I shall dutifully report myself to the nearest Grievence Officer for re-education or to have my mind redistributed, government willing.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/17/2012 21:35 Comments || Top||


Did Obama Cheat?
[AMERICAN THINKER] There are 15 states with photo ID requirements for voting. Mr. Obama lost in all of them. In places with the weakest controls, specifically counties in Florida, Ohio, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, he generally drew turnouts in the 90% or greater range and won by better than 95% of the vote.

Losers tend to look for external explanations, and a lot of conservatives looking at numbers like those from Florida's St. Lucie County (where Mr. Obama got 247,713 votes from only 175,554 registered voters) are starting to question the legitimacy of the electoral results as reported.
"Starting" to question the legitimacy. Does the question begin with "Duh..."?
That's not good news for democracy, because the system works only if we trust it -- and having a majority in the GOP write off a minority who think the results were rigged serves nobody. Not even Democrats.
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2012 09:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top||

#1  There is no question that large scale fraud took place. It almost certainly changed the results (why cheat at all if it won't change the outcome?).

Trusting the system works both ways. If we tolerate widespread fraud then trusting the outcome is an exercise in self-delusion.
Posted by: Snakes Sluth2447 || 11/17/2012 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2  What gave you the idea Mr Murphy, the 108% voter turnout in pro-Obama areas?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/17/2012 11:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Probably, how to Prove it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/17/2012 11:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I said in 2008 that was our last chance to deal with voter fraud. We failed to do so.

This time I said we'd see epic levels of voter fraud - and we did. They have it locked and they know it. They threw it in our faces that they're committing wholesale fraud, and nothing will be done.

Democracy is dead in the United States. Look for Hillary in 2016 and 2020, and who knows? If Kerry is a good boy, maybe they'll give it to him in 2024. They'll still hold elections - ha ha - but they're as fair as any Soviet election.


Orion
Posted by: Orion || 11/17/2012 16:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Sad ain't it Orion. Got your doom shack ready away from the FEMA camps?

Go on and show us the way.

BEAT IT.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/17/2012 17:39 Comments || Top||

#6  This was Rhode Islands first year of presenting ID to vote.

Guess who won there?
Posted by: Unang Omeans6347 || 11/17/2012 22:22 Comments || Top||



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