Milwaukee – After thousands of ads, hundreds of stump speeches and a record war chest of campaign cash, President Obama is banking on a final burst of star power to boost his get-out-the-vote effort in the final 72 hours of the 2012 presidential campaign. As Obama and his top surrogates – Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and former President Clinton – barnstorm the battlegrounds this weekend, they will have a cast of Hollywood stars and music icons at their sides. The pairings are aimed at driving turnout, particularly among young and minority voters,
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It's just amazing what passes for a "star" now. Several of the singers are one-hit wonders who will whiz through their $$$ in no time and a bunch of C- and D- list actors and actresses. I've seen better acting at high school plays.
Good idea. I am sure that the average unemployed American who lost his home, can't find a job, is on food stamps and has lost everything over the last four years, really identifies with millionaires and billionaire Hollywood actors and music superstars. After all me an P-Diddy got the same 22 inch rims on our pimped out Escalades. So it's cool. We rollin low and slow bouncin with the beat and dancin to the music all the way to elecshun dayfor our Homeie Be Rock.
Every time I see that flap eared clown strut out on a stage like a rock star I know how Chief inspector Dreyfus felt in the Pink Panther movies. Obama is Clouseau! He's completely incompetent and completely unaware of it. He actually thinks he's the greatest President we ever had. When I see all those people cheering for him and it drives me freakin nuts that they cant see what an incompetent boob he is. Its unbelievable. Gotta go. Some guys in white coats are here.
Today Stevie Wonder had a street concert for Obama and attracted Fluke size crowds. " In an unannounced event, Wonder performed for a small crowd of about 50 people a few blocks from the veritably besieged Cuyahoga County early voting site."
My poor former best friend of the 80s is not very political but thank goodness she voted already (NOT for Obama). But she called me from down south telling me she watched this concert for all the storm victims. She was all happy that Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and a bunch of other oldies were playing. I told her, that wasn't for any victims...it was for Obama's campaign. You could almost hear the disappointment in her voice. I said, they are all Obama supporters. Every one of them! She went into semi-denial saying she doesn't know and doesn't care -- she just thought it was great they did their songs as ballads and did an a'capella version of Under the Boardwalk. I was glad she already voted...cuz I was getting a headache from the conversation.
Today, wife and I went to several garage sales. At one of them, the sellers had a computer printer poster of Øbama,, and his slogan (one of his slogans) "Let's Get To Work"- I pointed the poster out and said to the wife loudly, so all could hear, "Look, these people are Øbama supporters- let's get out of here!" Almost everyone looked at me, then the poster I pointed to and they all left, about three couples. The guy selling the junk flipped me the bird when we drove off. Wife told me, "You should not do that!" I told her, "We must speak out. The time for polite silence and tolerating these scum is past. We've been silent for way too long!"
The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion has a new infant son. The baby was born over the weekend to Dr. William Petit (PEHT´-it) and his wife Christine. The former Christine Paluf met Petit while volunteering for the Petit Family Foundation. William Petit created the charity in memory of his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit and their daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela.
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state´s clinics to stop providing abortions. The justices voted 5-4 to leave in effect a provision requiring doctors who perform abortions in clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The court´s conservative majority refused the plea of Planned Parenthood and several Texas abortion clinics to overturn a preliminary federal appeals court ruling that allowed the provision to take effect. The four liberal justices dissented.
Anthony Stokes, the 15-year-old boy whose family said he was initially denied a place on the heart transplant waiting list because of "noncompliance," has received a new heart. Anthony underwent the five-hour heart transplant surgery at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, family spokesman Mark Bell told ABC News. He is now resting and in recovery. "I would like to thank everyone involved, and that we will update everyone throughout the day," Melencia Hamilton, Anthony´s mother, said through Bell. Doctors reversed their decision to keep Anthony off the transplant list on Aug. 13.
An impatient baby surprised her parents after she was born ten days early in the parking lot of a Illinois gas station - 33 years after her own father was delivered in an emergency birth in a mall parking lot. Hannah Grace Mary Pavlik was born in the front passenger seat of her mother´s car at a Yorkville BP on Saturday morning, August 17, when it became clear they wouldn´t make it to the hospital in time.On August 18, 1980, Hannah´s father, Frank Pavlik, was born in a Joliet mall parking lot after his parents stopped their car while rushing
A California couple born on the same day and married for 75 years, died only one day apart. According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Helen and Les Brown died on July 16 and 17 respectively, both were 94. “About a year ago, [Helen] had her hand on his face and they were cheek to cheek,” Henderson said. “She said, ‘Isn’t he the most handsome man you’ve ever seen?’ That’s exactly how they were. They were full of love and passion."
Ruling the governor and Detroit’s emergency manager violated the state constitution, an Ingham County Circuit judge ordered Friday that Detroit’s federal bankruptcy filing be withdrawn. “It’s absolutely needed,” said Judge Rosemary Aquilina, observing she hopes Gov. Rick Snyder “reads certain sections of the (Michigan) constitution and reconsiders his actions.” The judge said state law guards against retirement benefits being “diminished” but there will be no such protection in federal bankruptcy court.
An Ohio woman is suing an abortion clinic after she says she made the painful decision to terminate her pregnancy because her life was in danger, only to discover she was still pregnant after the procedure. The northeast Ohio clinic in a court filing denied Ariel Knights´ allegations that doctors were negligent and failed to successfully perform the abortion she sought, eventually leading to the birth of her healthy baby daughter.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in
Former President Bill Clinton shared an anecdote regarding Nelson Mandela and the aftermath of his impeachment Friday on CNN. Clinton revealed shortly after the “impeachment business” finished on Capitol Hill, Rep. Henry Hyde (R., Ill.) who managed the impeachment trial requested a meeting at the White House. The former president granted the meeting out of lessons of humility and forgiveness he learned from Mandela, he said: BILL CLINTON: I remember one day, oh, about a month after the whole impeachment business was over, Henry Hyde, who had run the whole show, unbelievably enough, maybe a few months after, it was
On Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Onyango “Omar” Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House’s contention that the two had never met. At Thursday’s White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the President had, in fact, briefly stayed with “his father’s half-brother,” as Carney described Omar Obama, and that no one had actually asked the President about it when the White House initially commented. The 69 year-old Omar Obama has been facing deportation back