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Monday, October 20, 2014

 





  

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House Cats of
Hudson County

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The Toxic President
"It’s the X factor... X stands for trust.
Obama has spent six years squandering it.
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Ouch!
Perhaps they had heard it all before.
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The Incompetence Virus
If the shoe fits......
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Incompetence Meets Mendacity in Obama
Administration’s Ebola Response

The people need to get a grip. We let the admin
be incompetent, now we let them lie.
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First Round of U.S. Ebola Contacts Are
Officially Disease-Free

Perhaps this was all a bad dream and we should
concentrate on the flu.
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Ebola panic spreading much faster than disease in U.S.
Many afraid it's worse than they are saying. Others
feel it's not so bad and an admin control trick.
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Bishops Actually Aren´t So Open to
Gays and Divorced Members

This wasn't as simple as thought.
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Harper’s Magazine urges readers to ‘Stop Hillary! Vote No’
Surprise, surprise! Liberal icon Harper's shows Hillary the door.
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Voters Poised to Hit Brakes on Obama, Dems
A look at where we are only a few weeks out.
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Secret Ballot Results – Turkey Loses Bid For
U.N. Security Council Seat…

So there!
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Officials warn 500 million
financial records hacked
USA Today, by Erin Kelly    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/20/2014 6:43:26 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building. "We´re in a day when a person can commit about 15,000 bank robberies sitting in their basement," said Robert Anderson, Jr., executive assistant director of the FBI´s Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch. The U.S. financial sector is one of the most targeted in the world, FBI and Secret Service officials told business leaders at a cybersecurity event organized by the Financial Services Roundtable.

WH defends Obama´s campaign absence
The Hill (Washington DC), by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2014 5:58:46 PM     Post Reply
It’s not strange that President Obama is largely absent from the campaign trail just two weeks before Election Day, the White House insisted Monday, pointing to global crises like Ebola. “I don’t think it’s weird, given everything that we are trying to manage,” spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters traveling with Obama. “As I think we’ve said now for some time, there’s a lot of significant, complex situations going on both around the world and here at home, and I think a lot of those issues have dominated the president’s time.” The president’s absence from the campaign trail is seen largely

Obama, the pariah president
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/20/2014 5:43:15 PM     Post Reply
They were fired up and ready to go home. Democrats left nothing to chance for President Obama’s first campaign rally of the 2014 election season Sunday evening. They arranged for him to speak in Prince George’s County, Md., which went 90 percent for Obama in 2012. (Snip) Yet for all those precautions, Obama’s rare campaign appearance did not go as planned — and not only because a man heckled him for his refusal to block more deportations. With about five minutes to go in his 25-minute speech, about the time Obama said, “I’m just telling you what you already know,” people began to trickle out.

  


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In a Dome in Hawaii,
a Mission to Mars
New York Times, by Kenneth Chang    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2014 5:40:28 PM     Post Reply
On the way to Mars, Neil Scheibelhut stopped by Walmart for mouthwash and dental floss. “We’re picking up some last-minute things,” he said via cellphone last Wednesday afternoon from the store. Mr. Scheibelhut is not actually an astronaut leaving the earth. But three hours later, he and five other people stepped into a dome-shaped building on a Hawaiian volcano where they will live for the next eight months, mimicking a stay on the surface of Mars. This is part of a NASA-financed study, the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or Hi-Seas for short. The goal is to examine how

Obama names his favorite
Supreme Court decision
Washington Examiner (DC), by Kelly Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2014 4:34:57 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said his favorite Supreme Court decision of his time as president was the one on gay marriage. In an interview with the New Yorker, Obama said he liked the pragmatic approach that the court took in two cases on same-sex marriage. “In some ways, the decision that was just handed down to not do anything about what states are doing on same-sex marriage may end up being as consequential — from my perspective, a positive sense — as anything that’s been done,” he said. The decision allowed the “political process to go forward, one state at a time,"

What Women Want
Washington Examiner, by Mona Charen    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 10/20/2014 4:27:28 PM     Post Reply
Though the mystery of feminine wants has stumped poets, philosophers, and the father of psychoanalysis, today’s Democratic politicians think they’ve found the key — at least to the political desires of most women: a single-minded focus on the gynecological. Republicans, whipsawed by the results of 2012 races that featured large gender gaps, particularly among single women, and aware that women have trended Democrat for decades, seem bewildered. A Karl Rove-commissioned study found that women voters consider the Republican Party “intolerant” and “lacking in compassion.”

Should a Republican Be Allowed
to Edit a Democrat’s Wikipedia Page?
Daily Signal, by Gariella Morrongiello    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2014 4:23:04 PM     Post Reply
A dispute between the Republican research firm America Rising and a Wikipedia editor named “Jehochman” has triggered a debate about editing Wikipedia pages during political campaigns. Jonathan Hochman, founder of an Internet marketing and technology firm in Cheshire, Conn., is the man behind Jehochman. In his spare time, Hochman monitors potential conflicts of interest and controversial edits on the free encyclopedia.After Buzzfeed published an article containing screenshots of edits made by an America Rising employee to pages of Democratic candidates, Hochman responded by blocking the user, who goes by the name “Sprinkler Court.” On Sept. 15, for example, Sprinkler Court

  


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lUp to 34 MILLION blank ´green
cards´ and work permits to be
ordered ahead of Obama
illegal immigrant ´amnesty´
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2014 4:16:38 PM     Post Reply
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and ´green cards´ – the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States – as the White House prepares to issue an executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections. According to a draft solicitation published online, the government agency will look for a company that can produce a minimum 4 million cards per year for five years, and 9 million in the early stages. President Barack Obama has pledged that he will make a

NBC Newscasts Avoid NBC´s
Latest Bad-News Poll for Dems
Newsbusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2014 4:08:36 PM     Post Reply
Jeffrey Meyer noted earlier that Meet the Press host Chuck Todd announced on Sunday morning that the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal-Annenberg weekly tracking survey found “the biggest lead we´ve reported yet for generically for the Republicans,” 49 to 44 percent among likely voters (and 45-43 among registered voters). “Here´s what I can tell you. All Democrats agree, it was a bad week for them,” Todd said. But Sunday’s NBC Nightly News and Monday’s Today couldn’t locate that poll, much like they’ve avoided other NBC News polls that look bad for Democrats. The numbers came up on MSNBC Monday on

Democrats: ´We Are Completely
Out of Ideas´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/20/2014 4:00:09 PM     Post Reply
The Democrats "are completely out of ideas." That line isn´t from the head of the Republican National Committee; it´s what the Democrats are saying in their latest fundraising pitch. "We are completely out of ideas," reads the opening of an email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. After President Clinton emailed you this morning to ask for help, we really thought we would be in a better place.But we aren´t. The Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, and the other Republican outside groups are spending millions against us. It´s the biggest spending spree of any midterm election EVER. So big -- it

Palin Donates Only 5 Percent Of
PAC Contributions To Candidates
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 10/20/2014 3:48:34 PM     Post Reply
Head on over to the website for SarahPAC, and you will be immediately asked for contributions to help “reverse Obama’s destructive policies” by sending “real conservatives to fix them.” But according to a new report, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s political action committee has only doled out 5 percent of the money she raised to actual candidates for office this year. Here is what OpenSecrets.org reported about SarahPAC’s latest FEC filings: For the two-year 2014 cycle, the former Alaska governor’s PAC, a vehicle that helps her stay in the game amid talk that she may run in the 2016 presidential contest,

  



Democratic Voting Bloc-Heads
Canada Free Press, by Alan Caruba    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 10/20/2014 3:48:22 PM     Post Reply
As this is being written, Rasmussen Reports says that 48% of likely voters approve of President Obama’s performance in office while 50% disapproved. Other polls indicate far more unhappiness with Obama, but in general one must conclude that half the voters are idiots. He is an enormous failure domestically and with his foreign relations. In early July, a Quinnipiac University national poll found that Obama was regarded as “the worst president since World War II.” The only poll that counts will be the midterm elections on November 4th. We know that Republicans and a significant percentage of independent voters will pull the

Roman Renewal
National Review Online, by Kathryn Jean Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/20/2014 3:30:05 PM     Post Reply
What the synod on the family really said. ‘The transmission of human life is a most serious role in which married people collaborate freely and responsibly with God the Creator. It has always been a source of great joy to them, even though it sometimes entails many difficulties and hardships.” The words of Pope Paul VI were, so to speak, the background music to the extraordinary synod on the family that just wrapped up in Rome. (snip) Conspicuously missing from most of the news coverage was the fact that the working document, incomplete though it was, directly cited and reaffirmed

Moment Freedom Tower caught
the sun and created dazzling
natural light tribute to
the old World Trade Center
Daily Mail (UK) & Caters News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2014 3:22:14 PM     Post Reply
In a stunning, and unexpected, tribute to New York´s old World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower caught the sun and shot a beam of light into the heavens this weekend. The beam of light is reminiscent of the annual Tribute in Light display to memorialize those who died in the towers on 9/11. Each September, 88 searchlights are trained into the sky creating two vertical columns of light to mimic where the towers once stood. The amazing sight - believed to have never been seen before - was captured Friday morning during rush hour.

How Monica Lewinsky changed politics
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 10/20/2014 3:16:54 PM     Post Reply
Monica Lewinsky is back. She opened a Twitter account Monday morning. And then she delivered a speech at the first ever Forbes "30 under 30" event in Philadelphia in which she declared: "I was Patient Zero. The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.” That quote got me thinking about Lewinsky, her affair with President Clinton in the late 1990s and what it all meant for politics and the media who cover politics. Lewinsky, in her remarks at the Forbes summit, was focused heavily -- as her quote above suggests -- on the influence of

  


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´I fell in love with my boss´: Tearful
Monica Lewinsky speaks out on
Clinton affair and her ravaged reputation
for the first time in 13 YEARS
and earns a standing ovation
Daily Mail (UK), by Snejana Farberov    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2014 3:03:24 PM     Post Reply
´My name is Monica Lewinsky - though I´ve often been advised to change it.’ That is how the bete noire of the late 90s introduced herself to a large crowd of intrigued millennials at Forbes’ Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia Monday morning, marking the beginning of Ms Lewinsky’s first public speaking engagement in more than a dozen years. By the time Lewinsky concluded her emotional presentation on the perils of public humiliation in the digital age, the Twitter-sphere was abuzz with excitement about Lewinsky’s apparent comeback, showering her with praise for her courage. Scroll down for video

Wendy Davis: Would Greg Abbott, who,
by the way, is in an interracial marriage,
defend a ban on interracial marriage?
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/20/2014 2:58:38 PM     Post Reply
Via Gabe Malor, not only would (i.e. will) Abbott’s wife be the first Latina first lady of Texas, Abbott himself likes to stress that fact when he introduces her at rallies. Dave Weigel tweets that Mrs. Abbott is featured on campaign billboards with her husband across the state. Her mother’s picture has also made it onto Abbott 2014 billboards to assure fellow Latinos that “Texas will love having him as governor.” It’s no secret, in other words, that he and his wife are of different races. On the contrary, it’s a message broadcast repeatedly by the Abbott campaign itself to appeal

Barack Obama Flies E-L-A-L
Accuracy in Media, by Michael Widlanski    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/20/2014 2:49:36 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama brings to mind the old joke about Israel’s airline, ELAL. In the old days, people complained that E-L-A-L stood for “every landing always late.” Today, ELAL usually flies on time, but the president who often speaks of “teachable moments” has shown himself a slow learner: E-L-A-L—“each lesson always late.” When it comes to Muslim terrorists or other problems in the Middle East, President Obama is a very slow learner, and each “teachable moment” becomes an eternity as Obama argues with or ignores the facts: For two years, Obama largely waved off the problem of Islamic terrorists in Syria and Iraq knocking

America’s Anxious Mood and
What it Means for Republicans
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 10/20/2014 2:43:35 PM     Post Reply
Every political and presidential election takes place within a context and environment. And while it’s impossible to know what things will look like two Novembers from now, the overall mood of the nation then is bound to have some similarities to the mood of the nation now. So what is the mood at this moment? The predominant feeling of Americans, according to polling data, is deeply unsettled and anxious, the product in large part of the multiplying failures of the Obama administration. Think of the list from just the last year, from the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov to the VA

3-D Printing: Challenges and Opportunities
American Magazine, by Michael M. Rosen    Original Article
Posted By: EagleBlurst- 10/20/2014 2:21:27 PM     Post Reply
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know by now that 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), is the next big thing. Using materials like titanium, stainless steel, and everyday plastic to make everything from cars to meat (yes, meat) to guns (yes, guns), 3-D printing is personalizing product design in unprecedented ways. Already, designers are hard at work on custom-made medical implants, prosthetics, and even organs. The technology, which involves layering three-dimensional materials on top of one another and adhering them together, has been around for more than three decades. Chuck Hull was one of the

  



Monica Lewinsky Speaks: ´It´s
My Mission To End Cyberbullying´
Forbes, by Clare O´Connor    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 10/20/2014 2:18:04 PM     Post Reply
Monica Lewinsky has broken a decade-long silence to announce her campaign to end cyberbullying and today’s toxic culture of internet shaming. In her first ever public address, the former mistress of President Bill Clinton revealed her plan to launch a “cultural revolution” against the sort of online harassment she experienced firsthand in the late 1990s. “I was Patient Zero,” said Lewinsky, now 41, to an auditorium full of 1,000-plus high-achieving millennials at Forbes’ inaugural 30 Under 30 summit in Philadelphia. “The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.”

Thousands of federal workers
on extended paid leave
Washington Post, by Lisa Rein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 10/20/2014 2:08:00 PM     Post Reply
Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone. The extensive use of so-called administrative leave continues despite government personnel rules that limit paid leave for employees facing

Politico Poll: George W. Bush
Better Manager Than Barack Obama
Breitbart Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 10/20/2014 1:46:41 PM     Post Reply
A new Politico poll finds that Americans rate former President George W. Bush as a more effective manager than President Barack Obama. When asked the question "Which President do you believe was more effective at managing the basic functions of the federal government?" 38% of Americans said Bush, 35% said Obama, and 26% said "both about the same." The Politico poll, which surveyed districts and states with the most competitive midterm election races, also found that 64% of Americans believe the nation is "out of control." The Politico findings come on the heels of an explosive report by the Government

Voting with their feet? Crowds
WALK OUT during Obama´s speech on
the campaign trail in Maryland
Daily Mail (UK) & Reuters, by David McCormack & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2014 1:39:11 PM     Post Reply
A rare appearance on the campaign trail by President Obama on Sunday night was marred by a steady stream of crowd members leaving early and even a yelling heckler. The president had shown up at the Democratic rally in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington, to support Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, who is running for governor. With Obama´s approval levels hovering around record lows, many candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with the president during their election races because of his sagging popularity. Scroll down for video

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