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Hump Day Report: Four More Days, Four More Days!

ALOHA, ALL!!  REPORTS ARE THAT THE POLLS HAVE TIGHTENED AND THE RACE IS DEAD EVEN.  I don’t believe the hype.  While Obama’s visibility during the Hurricane Sandy crisis may give him a little bump (gee thanks, Chris Christie) it won’t make any difference in the election.  And Romney could do two things to really put this away:  1) go on The O’Reilly Factor and 2) start hammering Obama on Benghazi.  But it looks like Obama’s fairy dust and unicorns speech in New Jersey was all talk…no surprise.  Hey Barry – you said no “red tape!”  Union Red Tape in NJ Turns Around Alabama Recover Crew  BTW, my blogging friend NEO had a great post on this today…he knows a little bit about utilities and unions.  Check it Out:  Nebraska Energy Observer  But the NYC Marathon goes on.  Seriously?  No wonder “Let Them Eat Cake” Bloomberg endorsed Obama.  He’s clueless.

The story that WE won’t let go away.  Benghazi Consulate Determined in August That It Might Not Withstand Coordinated Attack  and  Fox News Finds Benghazi Smoking Gun, Raises Serious Questions  “The cable concluded that the consulate could not withstand a “coordinated attack.” Further, the cable identified terrorist groups that were operating in the area. The existence of this document raises some serious questions.”  Yet another twist:  Benghazi Reveals Obama/Islamist Alliance  “The nature of the Benghazi disaster is now clear. Ambassador Stevens was engaged in smuggling sizable quantities of Libyan arms from the destroyed Gaddafi regime to the Syrian rebels, to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.”

Meanwhile, the spin on today’s jobs report is unbelievable! The lamestream media are doing there best to paint a happy face on it.  Here’s what you need to know:  Unemployment Rate Inches Back Up In November

You’ve heard about Bloomberg’s and Powell’s endorsements, but what about these guys??  Romney Touts Support From CEOs – On Obama’s Jobs Council  “Lest we all forget that Jeff Immelt — CEO of General Electric and chief of President Obama’s specially-appointed and now dusty-from-disuse Council on Jobs and Competitiveness — announced in August that he intends to vote for Mitt Romney over our incumbent president…”

FINAL THOUGHT (Shaka to Rose Marie): “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.  Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006 ~


Hump Day Report: Who’s A Wimp?

ALOHA, ALL!!  You’ve no doubt heard about or seen the Newsweek cover claiming Romney has a “wimp factor” problem.  Well, I think it’s fair to call someone a wimp on the cover of a national rag OOPS! publication.  In fact, here are some future covers that Newsweek may want to consider 

I like the more appropriate spelling of the publication on this one:

So what gives Newsweek the basis for calling Romney a wimp?  I guess just…well…because.  But if you want to see a champion, gold-medal-worthy wimp, look no further than Dirty Harry Reid.  This guy is in a different league!  He now claims to have an anonymous source telling him that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years:  Romney Is Guilty Of My Evidence-Free Accusations Until He Proves Himself Innocent  Bravo, wimp extraordinaire!!!!!  What’s next, calling Romney a felon?  Oh yeah, that already happened.  Anyhow, Harry, we’ll always remember this classic speech from you:  

Gee – I wonder what Harry Reid’s Senate will do?  House Extends All Bush-Era Tax Rates  “With lawmakers about to leave Washington for a five-week recess, the House action amounts to little more than a campaign message. Both parties have jumped headfirst into the tax debate, a confidence reflected in the political votes the Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-led House have taken in consecutive weeks.”

Meanwhile:  Has Any Administration Policy NOT Killed Jobs Lately?  “Reid is a major driver of these tax increases and job-killing policies. He has abused his authority as majority leader to block the minority party from the opportunity to offer amendments more than 60 times, more than all of his predecessors combined.”  TODAY’S JOBS REPORT:  The unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, 12.8 million Americans are out of work, and 5.2 million have been out of work for at least a half a year.  NOTE:  the real unemployment rate – including unemployed and underemployed – is now 15%.

Definitely not a wimp!  America’s Jewish Gymnastics Star Clinches Gold To The Tune Of ‘Hava Nagila’   “Watching a strong, beautiful Jewish woman finish her last tumbling pass, triumphant, as the whole stadium clapped along to a Hebrew folk song of celebration was a great moment— a moving, joyous contrast to Munich and an example of the kind of cultural tribute that’s unstoppable in free people, no matter what the IOC says.”  Take that, IOC!  BTW…Aly was the one who was actually singing the National Anthem as the Stars and Stripes were raised!  And how about that Gabby Douglas????  USA!  USA!

Of course, the IRS will get its share of those Olympic medals (Shaka to George for the link).  Win A Medal, Pay The Price  “That prize money is taxed at a rate of as much as 35 percent, Americans for Tax Reform calculated. On top of that, the medals themselves are taxed: You only have to fork over $2 to the IRS for the privilege of keeping your bronze medal, but carve off $236 worth from that gold medal.”  Marco Rubio thinks this is wrong:  Rubio Introduces Bill To Eliminate Olympic Medal Tax  “Rubio’s Olympic Tax Elimination Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strike taxes on American athletes’ Olympic medals and prize money. The law would retroactively apply to Olympic winnings after December 31, 2011.”

We Ate Mor Chikin!!  Chick-fil-A Americans Give Big Government The Bird  “Millions of Americans across the country lined up for hours to buy chicken sandwiches — and take a stand for free speech. That’s a de facto demonstration, from a public fed up with overweening big government.”  I got emails from many of you across the country about how the crowds were phenomenal!  I especially like this story from HDR reader Steve:  Ted Cruz Serves Chick-fil-A At Victory party   Read more about Ted Cruz here:  Tea Party Staying Power – The Ted Cruz Victory  He’s a rising star!  I saw him speak in Hawaii once – great guy!

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It’s Friday – time for NewsBusted!!  

Final Thought:  “Freedom isn’t for wimps.” Neal Boortz


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