November 06, 2012

Where's Rusty?
UPDATE: Good Omens

Have gas & Craig's List account.

But seriously? I'm out helping Romney win this thing.

Get off your asses and do what you can! If nothing else, take the next few hours and make calls for Romney.

That's what I'll be doing.

UPDATE by Rusty: I'm back. I went down to the county Republican headquarters where I was planning to make phone calls. They told me they didn't need any more help at this time.

Hello!

Now, those were the local Republicans, but they sounded pretty confident.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:11 PM | Comments |

You're All Clear Kid, Now Let's Blow This Thing and Go Home!

It's time. Get out there and vote.

We've got this thing, but don't get complacent. It's going to be close, but if you get out there and vote, bring your friends, relatives, and neighbors, then it's in the bag.

Stop waiting around: get out there and vote!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:03 PM | Comments |

Time To Nut Up or Shut Up: Help Defeat Obama Now

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The time has come to nut up or shut up. Help Mitt Romney defeat the worst President of the last 50 years, or sit on your hands and let the promise of America slip away.

No amount of smug idealism will mollify impoverished future generations who ask why you did nothing on this day, the final moment in which there was time to turn from the precipice.

This time, it's not enough to vote. This time, it's not enough just to give money.

This time, you must take a fence sitter with you to vote. This time, you need to donate time -- the most precious commodity you have -- to the cause of liberty.

Our forefathers gave their lives so you could be free. Our forefathers crossed oceans so you could be free. A few hours of your time is not so high a price to pay for liberty.

Go here and see what you can do to help. Or here. Hell, any where you can call fence-sitters in swing states and get them to get off their asses and go vote Romney!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:00 AM | Comments |

November 05, 2012

One More Reason To Vote For Romney: Arab Spring

At first, when I saw this headline: For Egypt's Brotherhood, Romney Could Be Another Salafi. I thought it was from The Onion, Romney the ultra-conservative Salafist? Please..

American Salafi

All what I have mentioned is very simple, if compared to a ‘Salafis’ becoming the president of the United States. This is very likely to happen during the upcoming presidential elections where Mitt Romney runs against President Barak Obama. Romney, the Republican candidate, strongly criticized Obama during presidential campaigns for allowing Muslim Brotherhood parties to clinch power in Arab Spring countries, considering it a great disappointment to the achievement of presidents Bush, the father and the son, that cost the United States a lot of money.

The Al-Qaeda defeated in Afghanistan is now returning in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, and is waving its black flags in Syria, which has been fighting a regime that refuses to quit until it leaves the Levantine lands deserted for al-Qaeda, which only flourishes in deserts and shambles because it rejects any forms of a modern state.

If the Salafist Mormon Romney wins the elections, his days will not be delightful to the ruling Brotherhoods in Egypt and Tunisia, or Syria, where al-Qaeda’s Jihadist Salafism is trying to abort the country’s revolution by centralizing itself and hiding in countries, and is also seeping into Sinai.

Romney is unlike the political or scholastic Salafism in the Islamic world. The latter two, are more confined to Islamic assets. Romney represents the ultra-conservative Salafism in the way it views others. If he wins, we do not expect him to maintain Obama’s dialogue policy with the political Islamic stream. The brotherhood movements should prepare themselves for ‘tough’ days if this happens.

Shorter, Romney is not Politically Correct. And no, he won't submit, bow or make excuses for America like bronco bamma has done.

BTW, The Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists have the same goals but different strategies

Below are the ultra-conservative Salafists in America

h/t ZIP

[Update: Urban Infidel was at the parade has more images/videos here. The official magazine for the parade shows the Black Flag flying over the White House]

Related: Senator Tony Avello didn't like the rapping jihadette and stormed off the stage:

On a beautiful September Sunday afternoon, not far from the scene of the infamous Islamic jihad attack in lower Manhattan, Democrat New York State Senator Tony Avello came face-to-face with Muslim hatred for America and he did something that few people have the courage to do. He got up from his seat as a VIP Marshall of the 27th annual New York Muslim Parade and stormed off the stage in disgust!

By Stable Hand at 06:03 PM | Comments |

November 04, 2012

Gen Tommy Franks, Gen Hugh Shelton Among 500 Warriors To Run Full Page Ad Endorsing Romney For President

Via PJ Tatler

A star-studded list of retired high ranking US military officers is set to shake up the presidential race as the nation heads into Election Day, November 6. GEN Hugh Shelton (USA-ret) and GEN Tommy Franks (USA-ret) are among the military heavyweights who are taking out a full page ad in Monday’s Washington Times, the Tatler has learned.

GEN Franks is probably best known as the commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) from 2000 to 2003, during the war that ended the reign of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. He was appointed to head up the Middle East-centric command by President Bill Clinton and assumed command of CENTCOM on July 6, 2000. Franks served in the United States Army from 1967 to his retirement in 2003.

GEN Henry Shelton served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Clinton from October 1, 1997 to October 1, 2001. Shelton’s military honors include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with valor device and three oak leaf cluster. He also commanded the United States Special Operations Command.[More...]

Ad below fold due to size:

Update: Obama is endorsed by who?

And to be clear, the 500 former admirals and generals involved in Monday's ad are not the only former members of the military endorsing Romney. In fact, the list of Romney endorsements from the military dwarfs the list of military endorsements Obama has garnered.

Here's an example -- Obama is endorsed by General Colin Powell, USA (ret.), General Wesley Clark, USA (ret.), Major General Paul Eaton, USA (ret.), Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy (ret.), Admiral John Nathman, USN (ret.).

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Wow, impressive!

h/t @corrcomm

By Stable Hand at 10:20 PM | Comments |

November 03, 2012

Video: U.S. Citizens Living in Israel Vote Romney

"This is the first president that has been outwardly hostile towards Israel".

Yes, bronco bama doesn't hide his hostility towards Israel very well.

Heh

h/t Artuz Sheva

By Stable Hand at 09:42 PM | Comments |

October 30, 2012

Landslide for Romney on the Horizon?

With only a week left before the official election day, I'm growing confident. Especially given that conventional wisdom suggested Obama would be way ahead among those who early voted -- yet Romney leads among these voters significantly.

If that holds up then prepare for more than a few blue states voting Romney next week.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:58 AM | Comments |

October 19, 2012

Dear NBC: The Onion Wants Their Writers Back:
Lawrence O’Donnell Challenges Romney's Son To A Fistfight

Onion reference headline stolen from commenter at Hot Air:

Twitchy captured the hilarious Twitter beat down of O'Donnell

Update: Ace notes just how tough the neighborhood was that O'Donnell grew up in

lol

By Stable Hand at 11:40 AM | Comments |

October 18, 2012

Secret Service 'Aware" of Threats Against Romney

Via Weekly Standard

Twitchy reports that "Post-presidential debate, Obama supporters renew vows to murder Mitt Romney." The threats are numerous--and explicit and graphic. Many call for Romney's murder or assassination.

The Secret Service confirms it is "aware" of the threats against Romney, a spokesman for the federal agency confirms


@WestonSebree:
@WestonSebree
I'm gonna murder Romney right now—
Weston Sebree (@WestonSebree) October 17, 2012
@iBeBlowinUrMind:
@iBeBlowinUrMind
Somebody needs to asassinate This mofo Romney 16 Oct 12
His excuse?
@iBeBlowinUrMind
All this stuff I've said about mitt romney is nothing compared to what white America done or said about my black president

@iBeBlowinUrMind
Guessing I pissed some of these conservatives off...I wake up with secret service threats....all I have to say is my president the man and I stand by him

This one deleted his account:
@erinheaven If Romney is elected, I'm going to assassinate him #sniperstyle— Erin (@erinheaven) October 17, 2012
You can see more threats here.

MFM? Crickets

By Stable Hand at 08:49 AM | Comments |

October 11, 2012

The Life of Mitt Romney the Media Doesn't Want You to Know About

This plus 29 other pictures that tell Mitt Romney's life story here.

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:20 AM | Comments |

October 03, 2012

Space Aliens Endorse Romney in Only Way They Know How

Using crop circles, natch.

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H/T: Planet Romney

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:29 PM | Comments |

October 01, 2012

In the Fight

For the first time in my life, I've donated to a political candidate -- Mitt Romney.

It's time for you to donate, too.

No more sitting on the sidelines complaining. Criticism and sarcasm are no longer enough. Talk is not enough.

It's time to get into the fight. If we lose this one, we may have lost the last hope for America.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:52 PM | Comments |

September 25, 2012

Note to Romney Camp: Start Sponsoring Real Housewives

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Honey Boo-Boo and Family on TLC

Mitt Romney is right: we need to write off 47% of the electorate. Some of these people are stupid, some of utterly dependent on government, and others just don't do math.

The flip side of this is that Romney has 45% of the electorate in the bag. I'm voting for him. Most of you are voting for him. Every dollar spent on people like us is a dollar wasted.

So where should Romney, the RNC, and various PACs be spending there advertising dollars? Conventional wisdom says this money should be used in the swing states. In order to target the swing states, conventional wisdom tells us, massive amounts of money will be used to buy up air time in local markets in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, and elsewhere.

Money should be spent on these local markets. But not nearly as much as conventional wisdom suggests.

The fact is that every year fewer and fewer people are watching what local stations are broadcasting. If you are trying to reach people in Ohio, then one might be tempted to spend big money on the local ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox affiliates.

But the truth is that on any given night the majority of TV watchers won't be watching the networks. For instance, last week's biggest hit was NBC's broadcast of NFL football. But that only garnered about 6% of the total households in America.

In other words, even on a big night 94% of people aren't tuned in to the networks.

So, what are they watching? Not the networks, that's for sure.

As cable and satellite TV have expanded the choices available to the consumer, more and more people find themselves watching programming more narrowly tailored to their tastes.

I, for one, watch a lot of the nerdy channels. Like History, National Geographic, Discovery, and Travel. Also, sports. My wife hates my shows.

Mrs. Shackleford watches a lot of those shows designed for the suburban wife. Reality shows on TLC and Bravo. I can't be in the same room as the TV when she has The Real Houswives on.

The only thing we have in common is that we never watch the networks any more. Never. The only exception to this rule being college football in my case.

We both figure that if a network show is good enough, it will make it into syndication and we'll catch it either late night (after the kids are asleep) or on Netflix.

Which is why it bothers me so much that I've seen precisely zero ads being run by the Romney camp on a single show I watch. Zero. Zilch.

My wife hasn't seen a single one either.

I have seen two Obama ads, though. One on CNN and one on ESPN. Cable networks that aren't bound by geography. Someone in the Obama campaign gets it.

This isn't rocket science. If you want to swing the swing voters, you have to go where they are. It's just lazy to assume that this means where they are is a reference to geography.

Geography no longer matters when it comes to TV.

Which is why Romney's people need to spend less money on broadcasters in Ohio, and more money on narrowcasters in the rest of the country.

Think of me as your typical in-the-bag Romney voter. Short of a dead prostitute in the back of Romney's limo, he can count on my vote.

Think of my wife as your typical kinda leaning Romney but finds politics distasteful and futile voter. If I didn't nag her I'm pretty sure she wouldn't vote at all.

The dirty little not-so-secret that the MSM doesn't like to talk about is that swing voters and true undecideds are also the least informed about politics.

How do you reach true swing voters like my wife? Advertise on The Real Housewives of (insert any city name here). Or her new favorite show, TLC's Honey Boo Boo.

Which is exactly where you'd expect to find those truly ignorant of politics and firmly embracing middle class values: watching the super rich leisure class and the very poor white trash make fools of themselves.

And the great thing about narrowcasters on cable and satellite is that they are much cheaper. Much, much cheaper. Which means the dollars spent are more effective.

So, Romney's people, I'm begging you, start spending your cash advertising on cable networks. Advertise on all the trash that passes for entertainment these days.

We are this close to winning this thing. But in order to put Mitt over the top you are going to have to accept the new media reality. And that reality is that spending all your money on geographically targeted campaigns is a big waste and could cost you the Presidency.

As distasteful as it might be, sponsoring reality TV shows about minor Kardashians is the best ticket to reaching the truly undecided voter in swing states.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:41 AM | Comments |

September 18, 2012

Mitt Romney Tells the Truth, Media Recoils in Horror

If I understand the latest Mitt Romney "gaffe" he said: 1)

Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”
and 2):
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.
I was going to respond to each of these alleged "gaffes" one by one, but then I got to thinking what gaffes?

Both statements are true and self evident. So, go Mitt!

Every one knows the Palestinians don't want peace. Duh.

Oh, sure, they want "peace" .... if by peace you mean the "one state solution" which is just a sophisticated way of saying the utter destruction of a Jewish state in the Middle East.

There are two types of people who think Mitt got this wrong:

1) Those in utter denial of reality
2) Antisemites

There is a third camp here that is angry over Mitt's statement. This camp doesn't think Mitt got it wrong, which is why I didn't include them in the above. Instead, this group thinks Mitt is exactly right, but think that it is not in America's best interest to say this out loud.

Personally, I'm not in that camp. I don't mind our future President being honest about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Lying to ourselves about the Palestinians has gotten us nowhere. We tried that strategy for the past 20 years, and it has failed. When a strategy fails, it's time to change it and try something else.

Let's give the truth a chance.

As to the second point, Mitt is right on again. Great going. More please!

Obama's electoral strategy has always been to divide Americans into discreet interests with each interest being dependent on government largess.

Obama goes after the farm vote by promising farmers more subsidies. He goes after blue collar workers by (finally) taking on China's manufacturing subsidies and currency manipulation. He goes after the poor by expanding WIC, welfare, and medicare. He goes after the lower middle class by extending tax breaks that only apply to them.

Any one who thinks that Obama's strategy isn't exactly how Mitt described it is in utter denial of the truth.

Which is why the media thinks this is a big deal. It isn't.

They only think it's a big deal because they are Obama partisans and liberals who think that votes ought to be bought by government largess.

The real scandal here is the media coverage. I get that Mother Jones thinks this is a scandal. Mother Jones is so far to the Left that they think Barack Obama is a mainstream conservative.

But for CNN or any other network of publication to claim non-partisanship to think this is a big deal? Sometimes the partisanship is subtle, but this time not so much.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:46 AM | Comments |

September 11, 2012

#NeverForget911 - Compare And Contrast: Obama & Romney's First Tweet Today

911, We Remember

911, We Remember

Obama's first and only tweet so far today:

Romney's first and only tweet so far today:

Words fail me..

h/t Twitchy

Update: [h/t colsmeag]: Axelrod's first and only tweet today:


colsmeag was right - "Axlerodgloyavich was even worse"

Just in case Obama's "staff" tweet disappears:

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By Stable Hand at 11:01 AM | Comments |

September 07, 2012

Eastwood Breaks His Silence: I May Have Irritated a Lot of Lefties....

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Eastwood talking to Obama

But I was aiming for people in the middle.

Eastwood says his convention appearance was 'mission accomplished'

AFTER A week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to.

“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”

Breaking his silence

For five days after he thrilled or horrified the nation by talking to an empty chair representing Obama on the night Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination for president, Eastwood remained silent while pundits and critics debated whether his remarks, and the rambling way he made them, had helped or hurt Romney’s chances of winning in November.

But in a wide-ranging interview with The Pine Cone Tuesday from his home in Pebble Beach, he said he had conveyed the messages he wanted to convey, and that the spontaneous nature of his presentation was intentional, too.

“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”[...]

Even into his 80s, Eastwood has an unprecedented record of success in Hollywood, and is still making two movies a year. He’s currently starring in “Trouble with the Curve,” and is about to direct a remake of “A Star is Born” — things he obviously couldn’t do if he were a befuddled senior citizen. To locals who know him, the idea that he is uninformed or senile is laughable.

[READ THE REST]

Oh, the narcissist in chief didn't like it either:


Well played Mr Eastwood, well played.

Related:

#Eastwooding
National Empty Chair Day (#Eastwooding Obama)
Rusty said what? about Eastwood?
Every which way but classy: Tom Brokaw wishes ‘friend’ Clint Eastwood had shut up
Obama superPAC-man Pig Maher rants at ‘asshole’ Clint Eastwood, bashes rich
Elderly-bashers diagnose Clint Eastwood with dementia again

By Stable Hand at 09:24 AM | Comments |

September 04, 2012

RNC Video: President Carter, President Obama

Hitting 16 trillion in debt today, yeah we are better off...gawd.

Ummm, someone changed the video that I had, this is the one


By Stable Hand at 01:18 PM | Comments |

September 02, 2012

National Empty Chair Day (#Eastwooding Obama)

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Via Velvet Hammer:

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[Update]Monday, Sept. 3rd. will be "Empty Chair Day"!!
Due to popular demand, we are extending this Event through election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 2012!!!
Update: Send your photos to LI and he will publish them:

Feel free to add your own in comments. Maybe fatwas for the best?

Related:
#Eastwooding
Rusty said what? about Eastwood?

I know, I'M FIRED!!!

By Stable Hand at 12:45 PM | Comments |

August 31, 2012

Mitt Romney, America's Hope [UPDATE: Video Added]

Any one still have doubts that Mitt has the goods? If you didn't watch last night's acceptance speech by the next President of the United States, we have the full video posted over at Blogs4Mitt. Before you answer the question, watch the speech.

Last night was the first night I actually watched more than the headline speech. I watched off and on for, I dunno, an hour and a half or so before Mitt's speech. So I caught all of Clint Eastwood's er, what would you call that? Stand up routine?

I know people are defending Eastwood, but it was just .... sad. I was embarrassed. Not by the implied "go f*ck yourself" jokes. I don't think those were inappropriate. It was the delivery. He just seemed like an old man who couldn't get his thoughts straight. Which is sad on so many levels.

Mostly it was embarrassment for him. He really is one of the greatest Hollywood has ever produced. To see him reduced to this? Whoever decided to put him on stage without a script needs to be fired. I hope that if and when I ever begin to lose my faculties that no one will think it a good idea to hand me a microphone. It's a matter of dignity. And I'm pretty sure this is why Nancy Reagan kept Ronnie out of the spotlight during his twilight years.

That was the only bummer of the night, everything else was excellent.

My favorite speech of the night actually came from someone else who was ill prepared to appear before millions of people. It was the couple that was in Mitt Romney's congregation, the ones who had lost their son. The husband was a retired fire fighter and you could tell he was way nervous. [UPDATE: SH found the video and I've added it below]

But unlike Clint Eastwood, the veteran professional actor who you'd expect a smooth delivery from, this guy's nervousness actually made the speech better. And when he starts reading his wife's lines and you can kind of see her quietly trying to get him to stop, it was priceless.

When he was talking about his son's death and Romney's involvement in helping them? I just lost it. It was touching.

I guess two can play the Oprah game. But unlike Obama's handlers who I expect will march people on to stage telling stories about how Obama saved them because of this or that government program, these people had been actually touched by Romney personally. This is real human interaction, not the phony interaction of "caring" President through the medium of government bureaucrats.

It was a home run in the Shackleford household. If you didn't see the speech I'm talking about, you really need to. I can't remember the name of the couple, but if you find the YouTube video do me a favor and drop a line. UPDATE: Video added below.

But I came out of last night feeling energized. Which was the whole point of the affair. It worked.

I know some of you have been skeptical about Mitt's conservative creds, but do you have any doubts now? If you do, I would suggest that you aren't being fair.

Normally, one would expect last night's speech to be the one where the Republican candidate began his turn towards the center. But it wasn't. Mitt covered every conservative theme on the books. It's because Mitt really is a conservative, not the moderate some naysayers suggest.

Over the summer I spent an evening with one of Mitt Romney's former aids who happens to be an old friend of mine. We talked about where Mitt was politically. If I understand what he was saying correctly, Romney is certainly more conservative than, say, a George W. Bush on most issues and definitely more than a John McCain.

While he's certainly to the left of me, I've never thought of myself as anything other than on the libertarian fringes of the party. Think of a Ron Paul guy tempered by a little thing I like to call "reality". In other words, I don't necessarily consider myself in the mainstream.

And if I would go all Chris Matthews last night and get a serious tingling sensation up and down my leg as Romney articulated the greatness of America as not lying in government programs, but in the liberty to pursue our own economic interests free of government control -- then we have to give credit where credit is due: Mitt Romney isn't just an acceptable candidate, he's a damn good one!

And I'm guessing he'll be a damn fine President as well.

UPDATE: Here's the video below that I was talking about.

UPDATE: And apparently Ed Morissey and Byron York agree about the moving story of the Oparowskis. But it wasn't just the story, it was the fact that they came off as real people. Not just some teleprompter reading partisans.

I'll also add that Geraghty over at NRO agrees with me about Romney's knockout of a speech.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:50 AM | Comments |

#Eastwooding

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Last night at the RNC when Clint Eastwood came on stage he had a empty chair next to him. The chair denoted empty suit ala empty chair Obama. He did what other Hollywood stars have failed to do, or dared to do, make fun of Obama. He is paying for this dearly now as most of the Hollywood and MFM are attacking him over it. I would imagine he doesn't really give a sh*t.

Oh, the narcissist in chief didn't like it either:

Video of Eastwood winging it (he threw away his speech) at the RNC below the fold:

Related:
Every which way but classy: Tom Brokaw wishes ‘friend’ Clint Eastwood had shut up
Obama superPAC-man Pig Maher rants at ‘asshole’ Clint Eastwood, bashes rich
Elderly-bashers diagnose Clint Eastwood with dementia again

By Stable Hand at 09:38 AM | Comments |

August 30, 2012

No Comparison

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Click for full size

h/t Tammy Bruce

By Stable Hand at 09:02 PM | Comments |

Secret Service Agent "Accidentally" Leaves Gun In Bathroom Of Romney Campaign Plane

WTF?

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A Secret Service agent on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign plane accidentally left a gun in the plane's bathroom.

The gun was discovered in the restroom by a reporter traveling with Romney shortly before he departed the Republican convention in Florida[More...]

By Stable Hand at 11:16 AM | Comments |

August 22, 2012

Tampa police find bricks, pipes & other "suspicious" items on rooftop just days before Republican convention

NBPP/Occupy/Anarchist's - hey, they found our stash?

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa police said Tuesday that they confiscated pipes, bricks and other "suspicious" items from the rooftop of a downtown building located about a mile from where next week's Republican National Convention will be held.

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said she believes the items were put there by protesters for use during RNC demonstrations. She added that some RNC-related graffiti was also found at the building, but wouldn't elaborate.

"It is disconcerting but it's not surprising," she said. "This is normally how things proceed leading up to a large event."

Tampa will host the RNC at a downtown stadium from Aug. 27-30.[More...]

By Stable Hand at 12:16 AM | Comments |

August 21, 2012

Video: Chicago Young Republicans "Call Me Maybe"..

Who says making phone calls for political candidates isn't fun?

The Chicago Young Republicans are making calling cool.


"Call Me Maybe" AKA "The CYRs Are Calling, Baby"

Continued below fold:

I cast my vote in the booth, Hoping and praying for truth But Obama took it all And now he's in my way

I'd trade my soul for a job,
Pennies and dimes all I got
I never asked for all this
And now he's in my way

Small business folding
Private sector isn't growing
Give me back my country
Because we deserve victory

Hey, if you're like me,
And going crazy,
The CYRs
We're calling, baby

It's hard to be right,
In Chicago,
But we're all here
for a better tomorrow!


Hey, if you're like me,
And going crazy,
The CYRs
We're calling, baby

Just think how happy
No more balling
Obama lost
Cuz you went calling

Come to the office to call
It will take no time at all
We've got the tools that you need
So we can win this time

Obama lied to us all
Our country's worse overall
You're not alone if you feel
That he is in our way

Small business folding
Private sector isn't growing
Give me back my country
Because we deserve victory


Hey, if you're like me,
And going crazy,
The CYRs
We're calling, baby

It's hard to be right,
In Chicago,
But we're all here
for a better tomorrow!

Hey, if you're like me,
And going crazy,
The CYRs
We're calling, baby

We'll give you pizza
Plus some free beer
Why are you waiting?
Just get yourself here

Before you start to give up
We need you so bad
We need you so bad
We need you so, so bad
Before you start to give up

We need you so bad
And you should know that
We need you so, so bad

It's hard to be right,
In Chicago,
But we're all here
for a better tomorrow!

Hey, if you're like me,
And going crazy,
The CYRs
We're calling, baby

We'll give you pizza
Plus some free beer
Why are you waiting?
Just get yourself here

Before you start to give up
We need you so bad
We need you so bad
We need you so, so bad
Before you start to give up
We need you so bad
And you should know that

So let's make phone calls!

By Stable Hand at 03:09 PM | Comments |

Paul Ryan Tells a PA Crowd He's a Catholic Deer Hunter & Proud To Cling To His Guns & Religion

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BAM!.

Ryan just served a direct hit on Obama's comment at a 2008 fundraiser at San Francisco's billionaires row[Zombie]

Here is a transcript of Obama's words (this is an EXACT transcript -- versions posted elsewhere had some minor errors):
You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, a lot of them -- like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they've gone through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, and they cling to guns, or religion, or antipathy toward people who aren't like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment, or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Heh

By Stable Hand at 12:35 PM | Comments |

Romney Has a Bain Problem?
Obama Puts Another Bain Alum In His Budget Office

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Image credit: Bosch Fawstin

My, my:

President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget is turning into something of a Bain alumni reunion, although you won’t hear about it from the president.

Obama picked Jeff Zients to lead the OMB earlier this year, as the attacks on Romney’s Bain Capital career were heating up in the Republican Primary. Zients worked at Bain and Company from 1988-1990, as The Washington Examiner first reported, although his White House biography made no mention of the fact. (Update: Zients’ White House bio now mentions that he worked at Bain, but the biography distributed to reporters when he was picked did not.)[More...]

FORWARD!

By Stable Hand at 11:44 AM | Comments |

DaTechGuy: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Cheryl at St. Anselm College

Examiner

Yesterday Mitt Romney held his 100th Town Hall meeting at the quad on St. Anselm College in New Hampshire.

It was the first appearance in the Grannie State for Paul Ryan since being named to the GOP ticket and it generated a lot of excitement among the GOP faithful.

The program began at 10:30 and the "doors" opened at 8:30 but the line began forming long before. When I arrived at the secret service station about 7:15 there was already a large crowd waiting to be admitted. After getting my credentials and setting up I went back and interviewed people in line. Three things stood out in these interviews:

1. The meme we have heard for the last week concerning Paul Ryan was his position on Medicare (The Ryan Plan) would be poison with senior citizens. In the line however seniors where impressed by Paul Ryan, a gentleman named Win Hutchenson attended with his grandchildren saying[...]

3. When I repeated the story of the Obama campaign "intentionally limiting crowd size at their events because of security and cost" concerning wanting smaller crowds" due to cost it consistently produced laughter (Even the clerk at the college book store laughed when I mentioned it when buying batteries for my camera). This can't be good for the Obama campaign.

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Peter Ingemi (aka DaTechGuy) has several post event interview videos posted on his blog. Also, more videos can be viewed on his YouTube channel

By Stable Hand at 10:38 AM | Comments |

August 14, 2012

Romney Ryan Wisconsin Rally

The above video is from Anne Sorock of L-I, who has more: Glimpse inside the Romney/Ryan rally in Waukesha

By Stable Hand at 01:33 PM | Comments |

August 11, 2012

Be Still My Heart: VP Nominee Ryan a Bow Hunter

Oh my:

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And this via Mike Hanback

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Nuff said, bitches.

By Stable Hand at 08:47 PM | Comments |

Mitt's VP IPhone App: America's Comeback Team #RomneyRyan2012 (Update: Hitler Finds Out Paul Ryan is the VP Pick)

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Let the games begin

Romney announcing Ryan as VP streaming live here[Update: livestream over...and link didn't work..sorry bout that]

Twitter: #RomneyRyan2012

Ryan: We won't duck the tough issues...we will lead! We won't blame others...we will take responsibility! We won't replace our founding principles...we will reapply them!

Via @dgjackson[Mitts Body Man]:

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The inevitable "Hitler Finds Out Paul Ryan is the VP Pick":

By Stable Hand at 08:14 AM | Comments |

August 09, 2012

RNC Pounds #Obama2012's Stephanie Cutter In New Ad: What Else?

The Republican National Committee releases "What Else?" as President Obama's campaign continues to lie about its relationship with the disgusting ad put out by President Obama's Super PAC. After refusing to denounce the lies and distortion of the ad, the Obama campaign repeatedly claimed it had no idea about Joe Soptic's story even though they had him tell the same story during an OFA conference call earlier this spring. So, their actions beg the question--what else are they lying about?
See more #FireLiarStef videos at BreitbartTV

Follow @StefCutter to see if she comes out of hiding. It's been 17 hours since her last tweet:

Related:
Joe Soptic (aka My Wife Died Of Cancer Because of Romney) 'Yeah, Bain Capital Offered Me a Bailout'...
CNN: Obama Super PAC Lying About Romney “Cancer Victim”

By Stable Hand at 12:21 PM | Comments |

August 05, 2012

"Get off my lawn"!...

Clint Eastwood endorses Romney

h/t Herr Wilson

By Stable Hand at 07:43 AM | Comments |

August 02, 2012

Jon Stewart Calls Harry Reid Liar, Reid Doubles Down on Defamation of Romney

Harry Reid today on the Senate floor proves just how despicable he is. Remember, the Senate Democrats elected this guy to be their leader.

You, Harry Reid, are a liar. Also, a child molester. Someone who once contributed to your campaign told me so. No, I won't publicly disclose who told me. That's the best you'll get.

Prove to me you didn't molest little boys in the locker room of the Senate floor.

Jon Stewart is a partisan Democrat. If even he can't ignore Reid's defamation of Romney's character, then you know just how baseless and reckless they are.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:07 PM | Comments |

August 01, 2012

Romney Campaign Launches RomneyResponse.Tumblr.Com

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By Stable Hand at 08:22 AM | Comments |

July 29, 2012

Romney: “It Is A Deeply Moving Experience To Be In Jerusalem, The Capital Of Israel.”

How refreshing it is to see a Presidential quality speech without a teleprompter in the way.

(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)

Related:
White House Spokesman Refuses To Name Capital Of Israel

By DMartyr at 05:22 PM | Comments |

July 27, 2012

Obama: Thanks to Roads, Not Hard Work and Second Mortgage on My House, My Wife's Business Is Succeeding.

My wife is about to move her business out of the house and into a stand alone property that we’re buying. While I appreciate all of you for paying your taxes so that we can share the road with you, we also paid those same taxes. It wasn’t the road that built my wife’s business. It was her hard work.

And the second mortgage we took out on our house in order to make the dream come true. Whether her business fails or succeeds the roads will still be there. If it fails, we lose our house. That’s called risk. We’re the ones taking it. But if it succeeds? Then we profit from it. That’s called reward.

We’re the ones taking the risk. We’re the ones that will reap the reward.

It’s a fundamental American value and something the current occupant of the White House doesn’t understand.

Oh, and she's already hired one employee and is about to hire two more. She's a job creator.

But guess what? She's not hiring the employees because she wants to create jobs. She's hiring people because we want to make more money, and the employees are a means to that ends.

Businesses don't get started or expand to create jobs. If you think that, you're an idiot.

Businesses get started to make money. If that makes you unhappy, grow up.

What got me thinking about this are the fact that I just signed the refinance papers and these two excellent Romney videos I've posted up at Blogs4Mitt. If you haven't seen them, take the two minutes and watch them both. If you have, be sure to send them to any and all of your Obama supporting friends or any independents or undecideds.

Go on. Do it now!

This election is critical.

And if your Obama friends reply with, "But Mitt Romney outsourced jobs to China!". Tell them to grow up. On net, it's not true. But even if it was so what? Bain Capital was started to make money, not to create jobs. That's the way things work in the real world.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:43 PM | Comments |

July 24, 2012

Full Video of Mitt Romney Speech at VFW

Here's the full video of Mitt Romney's major foreign policy speech at the VFW convention today. He blasts Obama's lack of confidence in American exceptionalism, his gutting of the military, and the leaking of classified material for his own political gain.

Also notice that Mitt uses the word “jihadists” to describe violent Islamist radicals. You can’t fight an enemy if you can’t even identify them.

The full video is posted at Blogs4Mitt.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:54 PM | Comments |