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Economy
Al Gore's Current TV putting itself up for sale
[Cain TV] Founded in 2005 by Al Gore, Current TV quickly made a name for itself as a go-to source for environmental incoherence, Democrat lunacy, and far-left diatribes. If providing an outlet for liberal kooks was the goal, it succeeded admirably. However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
if it was trying to attract viewers, well, it's had some difficulty. Now, it's up for sale.

CEO Joel Hyatt recently told the New York Post that “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company. This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As a consequence, we thought it might be useful to engage expertise to help us evaluate our strategic options.”

That's big-time TV exec speak that roughly translates as "We're getting ready to dump this turkey."

The network began its life by focusing on young, high school and college age, liberals. Predictably, its early crusade against global warming failed to attract eyeballs, so it began to reinvent itself as a standard, left-wing, talking head channel - packed with a host of zany pundits that even MSNBC had rejected.

Chief among these was Keith Olbermann who, after being fired from MSNBC due to his horrible personality, took his show "Countdown" to Current in 2011. There, he experienced the same kind of ego-driven controversies that have plagued him at every network in his career. The acquisition of Countdown was supposed to save the struggling net but, a few months after he started, Olbermann started to implode. He began insulting his bosses, famously referring to the station as "amateur hour," and was fired seven months ago.
Posted by: Fred || 10/28/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I got $1500 free money right here, hand it too me free and clear, no debts, no ious, no Oblermun and we got a deal.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/28/2012 7:53 Comments || Top||

#2  You know you're paying $1499.99 too much?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/28/2012 9:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Are you kidding? Holding the syndication rights to Oblerman screaming about his set is worth $2K.

I mean you gotta think long term here ProC.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/28/2012 9:31 Comments || Top||

#4  If Al's chakra isn't included, maybe...
Posted by: Grunter || 10/28/2012 11:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Like Newsweek, not worth $1.
Posted by: newc || 10/28/2012 12:01 Comments || Top||

#6  I hear Al's "chakra" is all he's good for.
Posted by: RandomJD || 10/28/2012 14:21 Comments || Top||

#7  The subscription numbers I think I saw were around six million. For a media company looking for an existing network to buy, that indicates potential.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/28/2012 19:34 Comments || Top||

#8  If they run the for sale ads on their own network no one will ever see them.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/28/2012 21:30 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Obama Says He Is 'ultimately' Responsible For Benghazi Security
President Obama on Saturday vowed to hold his administration "accountable" for September's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying he took ultimate responsibility for any security lapses.

"What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn't do their job, they'll be held accountable," said Obama in an interview with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, according to a report on that network's website.

"Ultimately as Commander-in-Chief I am responsible and I don't shy away from that responsibility," Obama added.

The full interview, conducted after a rally in Nashua, N.H., is slated to air on Monday.
As he says about Romney, "He lies."
Posted by: Sherry || 10/28/2012 13:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He said that in the second debate, after Hillary forced his hand - "and the Secretary works for me."
Posted by: Bobby || 10/28/2012 14:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Hell, if that post we had earlier is right, Champ was in the room watching the video feed. How much investigation does he need to do? What is he going to do, waterboard himself?
Posted by: Matt || 10/28/2012 15:11 Comments || Top||

#3  We await,your resignation, Mr. President
Posted by: badanov || 10/28/2012 15:20 Comments || Top||

#4  translation: "I am ultimately responsible, and I hope you don't find out how much until November 7th"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/28/2012 16:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Investigation to be concluded on November 7th.
Posted by: gorb || 10/28/2012 17:35 Comments || Top||

#6  "I am responsible, and I will hold the people who work for me accountable".
Posted by: Unang Omeans6347 || 10/28/2012 17:52 Comments || Top||

#7  The correct thing to say, is don't fire people who are responsible, you fire people who are to BLAME.
Posted by: George Glaigum7976 || 10/28/2012 18:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Does anyone else find it odd that Ogabe distances himself from himself, speaking about himself almost in the third person? As if he requires a full investigation to discover his own state of mind and the actions he personally did or did not take. He makes the words "I am responsible" come out of his mouth, but only to pinpoint the "somebody" who screwed up. He speaks as if he is an external observer, just determined to go after the culprit, premised on the assumption that it couldn't possibly have been the guy at the top. Like a six-year-old making excuses and trying to evade punishment for breaking a vase, even in the face of evidence that no one else could have done it.

It will be interesting to see who he ultimately blames - especially if he loses the election - because he'll never accept responsibility.
Posted by: RandomJD || 10/28/2012 19:06 Comments || Top||

#9  Looks like the Bammer is trying to preeempt any impeachment drives ala Benghazi-gate???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/28/2012 19:50 Comments || Top||

#10  I've said it before by The Zero and Brown are political twins.

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/28/2012 20:10 Comments || Top||

#11  So what! When we start having us jetliners shot down will he still stand up to it? He has hurt our country to no end with this novice attempt at arm dealing. I hope he rots in hell.
Posted by: 49 pan || 10/28/2012 22:29 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
The Future Children Project
Shakes head. Whoever made this video are shameless.
Lyrics:
Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

We don't have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff

We're the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we're kinda blaming you

We haven't killed all the polar bears
But it's not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying
Posted by: tipper || 10/28/2012 18:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I believe the progressive agenda just jumped the political shark with this crap.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/28/2012 18:35 Comments || Top||

#2  OOOOOOOOO, you just know "Peter" from "FAMILY GUY" is gonna want to buy several new shotguns to shoot/takeout the new "Children of the Corn".
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/28/2012 23:37 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
White House considering new tax cut
[Washington Post] The White House is weighing the idea of a tax cut that it believes would lift Americans' take-home pay and boost a still-struggling economy, according to people familiar with the administration's thinking, as the presidential candidates continue battling over whose tax policies would do more for the country.
Suckers...
B.O. regime officials have concluded that the economy, while improved, is still fragile enough that it may need another bout of stimulus. The tax cut could replace the payroll tax cut championed by President B.O. in 2011 and 2012, which was designed as a buffer against economic shocks such as the financial crisis in Europe and high oil prices. It expires at year's end.

The new tax cut could provide hundreds of dollars or more a year to workers and show up in every paycheck. It may be similar to a tax cut Americans received in 2009 and 2010, which provided up to $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples, sources close to the administration said.

The administration's work on the proposal comes as each presidential candidate is under intense pressure to demonstrate he has the better tax plan. During the campaign, Obama has insisted that he wants to keep taxes from rising for the middle class while increasing them on the wealthy as a way of shoring up the country's finances. His challenger, Willard Mitt Romney
...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the Publican nominee for president. 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. Romney has a record as a successful businessman, heading Bain Capital, and he rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from the midst of bribery and mismanagement scandals. More to the point, he isn't President B.O...
, has sharply criticized Obama's approach, saying any new taxes would crimp economic growth, while also calling the White House's earlier stimulus efforts a failure.

The Romney campaign and top Republican politicians declined Friday to provide comment specifically about the tax cut being considered by the White House.
Posted by: Fred || 10/28/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Promise them anything and give them panem et circenses!
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/28/2012 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  FoodStamps et MSM.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/28/2012 3:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Obviously acting on a recent suggestion from.... Pimp with a Limp.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/28/2012 8:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Way back, the then Governor King of NM was running tight in the polls with an upstart challenger name Gary Johnson. Previously Governor King had refused numerous requests for various tribes for gaming compacts. Candidate Johnson had already pledged his willingness to execute such agreements. In the last weeks of the race with the polls in a heat, Governor King let it be known that he would 'consider' the compacts after the election. It was the first time in generations that a large number of natives voted Republican. Governor Johnson signed the compacts the next year.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/28/2012 9:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Morons should have fixed the economy and then talked of redistribution. Redistributing first ruined the economy. Dumb Dems.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/28/2012 10:50 Comments || Top||

#6  You can't fix the economy without income, investment and sales tax cuts, and thus the state has to shrink .
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/28/2012 15:52 Comments || Top||


Gallup: Obama's Job Approval Drops 7 Points in 3 Days
[CNS News] In the most precipitous decline it has seen in more than a year, President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped 7 points in three days, according to Gallup. In the three-day period ending on Oct. 23, says Gallup, 53 percent said they approved of the job Obama was doing and 42 percent said they did not.
Posted by: Fred || 10/28/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Funny how realizing there *is* an alternative can open some minds.
Posted by: OldSpook || 10/28/2012 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  FREEREPUBLIC Artic is labeling it a "collapse"???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/28/2012 2:22 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't believe this 7 point drop. Simply because I think it never was that high before.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/28/2012 2:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Agreed with EC. Time to tighten up the numbers before reality hits.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/28/2012 7:49 Comments || Top||

#5  What matters is OHIO, and now, with Sandy, Virginia. For whatever reason, Zero's numbers in Ohio have not (yet) fallen very much. Combined with cheating, he can certainly win Ohio, and barring collapse everywhere else, the election.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/28/2012 8:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Also the Libyan story is getting out and people are getting pissed about being lied to.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/28/2012 9:11 Comments || Top||

#7  If the Dow Jones Average goes to 12K in the next two weeks, Obama is toast. His favorables have risen and fallen with the market in the last year or so. The other stuff is just noise.

Most people view the Benghazi as the moral equivalent of Pago Pago - a remote place they'll never get to see and really couldn't care less about. Why would they be concerned about the death of an ambassador when 7K other Americans have died in similar hell-holes without much ceremony?
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/28/2012 9:28 Comments || Top||

#8  OHIO! ?
Over the hill in October.... man that's old.

But yeah.... it's the real deal this year. Obama cash might win the state after all.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/28/2012 9:29 Comments || Top||

#9  European Conservative, I'm not so sure. There are a lot of Americans who don't pay much attention until near the end of the race. Some of my family, Obama voters in 2008, thought he was doing a find job until the Benghazi mess was brought to their attention over the course of 3 weeks.
Posted by: lotp || 10/28/2012 9:51 Comments || Top||

#10  Zhang Fei, people are upset because in this case it sounds like we could have done something about it to save them and chose to placate Muslim popular opinion while disrespecting the 1st amendment.

All that is bad enough but Americans hate being lied to. We know politicians do it all the time, of course, but this one is so clearly political its nauseating.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/28/2012 10:53 Comments || Top||

#11  @lotp

"In the three-day period ending on Oct. 23, says Gallup, 53 percent said they approved of the job Obama was doing"

I simply don't believe those 53%. And while the Benghazi fumble is bad, it can't account for 7% in just a few days.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/28/2012 19:00 Comments || Top||

#12  All that is bad enough but Americans hate being lied to.

If that were true, Clinton would not have finished his term of office. Conservatives hate being lied to. Liberals hate losing their freebies, union perks, mandatory racial preferences or any of the laundry list of Federal bennies the Dems have cobbled together to build a political coalition. Unfortunately, conservatives are a minority in this country.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/28/2012 19:09 Comments || Top||

#13  If that were true, Clinton would not have finished his term of office.

The meme paraded was 'sex', not lying to a grand jury.

Methinks in regarding Bengazhi, given the demographics of those slain, and the date it occurred, it's a bit more bipartisan.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/28/2012 19:30 Comments || Top||

#14  CHINA DAILY FORUM > [Xinhua] ASIAN AMERICANS COULD BE X-FACTOR IN US RACE [POTUS] FOR SWING STATES.

US States wid large or significant Asian populations - how these communities vote may also "drive/push" the electoral momentum in favor of a candidate.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/28/2012 22:58 Comments || Top||


United Nations should be kicked off US soil: Connie Mack
[Iran Press TV] Republican congressman Connie Mack has called on the US administration to stop funding the United Nations,
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
saying the world body should be "kicked off US soil."

Connie, who is the representative for Florida's 14th congressional district, condemned the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for its plan to send monitors to polling places across the United States on Election Day to monitor the event.

OSCE, which is registered as an NGO with the UN, will send 44 observers across America to monitor the voting centers. The organization was asked by American civil rights groups to monitor the election, after being warned of "a coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans - particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities."

The 45-year-old congressman stressed that the news should have outraged every American, because "the only ones who should ever oversee American elections are Americans."

The Republican politician said that the idea that the UN "would be allowed, if not encouraged" to monitor the US election, "is nothing short of disgusting."

"For years the United Nations has aggressively worked against the best interests of our country and many of our allies. The UN's actions and intentions toward the United States have been nothing short of reprehensible," Connie added.
Posted by: Fred || 10/28/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I've been following the debate about OSCE observers. They were invited by leftists to monitor the "vast right-wing conspiracy." Since that is poppycock, I'm with EC on this one. Let them come observe, and see that no one is oppressing minorities (except when they vote Republican). I would very much like for them to observe the NBPP, and see who is truly being intimidated. There ARE problems at the polls that the authorities do nothing about - but they overwhelmingly originate with frustrated, lawless commies harassing people who disagree with them. So why shouldn't conservatives welcome the OSCE observers? They could also be called witnesses.
Posted by: RandomJD || 10/28/2012 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  RandomJD, exactly! And don't forget that most of these observers are quite experienced. They know what REAL fraud looks like (in places like Belarus, Ukraine or Uzbekistan). They'd probably find it amazing that in most places in the US you can STILL vote without a photo ID (I don't know a single European country where you could do this).

So to justify their presence they will find a few minor things but in the end they will praise them.

Connie Mack should understand that they don't "oversee" or "monitor" anything, all they do is watching true democracy at work.

And once again, while the OSCE is affiliated with the UN, it's not a UN organization or controlled by the UN.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/28/2012 2:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Connie Mack should understand that they don't "oversee" or "monitor" anything, all they do is watching true democracy at work.

Connie Mack IV is not the sharpest knife in the drawer and he's about to lose to Ben Nelson in the Senate race. While I'm not happy we're losing FL, the consolation prize is not giving Mack a podium from which to say fundamentally moronic things.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/28/2012 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Bill (SpaceMan) Nelson, but yeah, kinda agree with you about Mack... hell, he ain't even as quick as his dad.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/28/2012 7:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Tell the Chinese (or Japanese) that if they build a new UN facility they can host the world body for the next half century and have all the pride that goes with that.

Barring that, get together a league of democracies and veto nearly everything. Use the Soviet playbook and be disruptive of the nonsense. Push for an ally (Canada or Australia) to be the next General Secretary (or secretary general) and start to use the damned organization instead of passively allowing it to be used against us.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/28/2012 10:56 Comments || Top||



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Sun 2012-10-28
  Almost 150 Killed on First Day of Syria Truce
Sat 2012-10-27
  Indonesia foils plot to attack US missions
Fri 2012-10-26
  Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills at least 41
Thu 2012-10-25
  Israel says 79 rockets fired at it from Gaza
Wed 2012-10-24
  Libya fighters seize Bani Walid
Tue 2012-10-23
  Foreign jihadists pour into northern Mali
Mon 2012-10-22
  Men 'planned mass suicide attack'
Sun 2012-10-21
  Nigeria military nabs Bokoboy at senator's home
Sat 2012-10-20
  Leb: Wissam al-Hasan Assassinated in Beirut Bomb Blast
Fri 2012-10-19
  144 Dead as Syria Jets Blast Maaret al-Numan and Suicide Bomber Hits near Interior Ministry
Thu 2012-10-18
  Iranian-American Pleads Guilty to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy to U.S.
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  ROPer arrested for attempting to blow up Federal Reserve Bank in NYC
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  Pak President Admits Creating Terrorist Groups
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  Gunmen kill 20 at mosque in northern Nigeria
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