Jul 30, 2012

Stories you might have missed from the weekend

Pew Research Poll:  Obama Holds Lead; Romney Trails on Most Issues

Record Negatives for Supreme Court Driven by GOP Discontent


Despite the stagnant economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, Barack Obama holds a significant lead over Mitt Romney.

 Currently, Obama is favored by a 50% to 43% margin among registered voters nationwide.

Obama has led by at least a slim margin in every poll this year, and there is no clear trend in either candidate’s support since Romney wrapped up the GOP nomination.

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted June 28-July 9, 2012 among 2,973 adults, including 2,373 registered voters, finds that Romney has not seized the advantage as the candidate best able to improve the economy. In fact, he has lost ground on this issue over the past month.     Read the Rest...


BOMBSHELL:    Koch-Funded Study Finds "GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL", 'on the high end, and "Essentially all" due to carbon polution!    

Results to be released in a week from scientists.     More on this story, which is a bit technical, from Think Progress. 

Top 10 Things Climate Change Is Making Worse


Supreme Stupidity:

Scalia Suggests ‘Hand-Held Rocket Launchers’ Are Protected Under Second Amendment

WALLACE: What about… a weapon that can fire a hundred shots in a minute?

SCALIA: We’ll see. Obviously the Amendment does not apply to arms that cannot be hand-carried — it’s to keep and “bear,” so it doesn’t apply to cannons — but I suppose there are hand-held rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes, that will have to be decided.

He was on Faux News Sunday.

But Scalia WARNS: There Are 'Undoubtedly' Limits To A Person's Right To Carry Guns (VIDEO)

Huffington Post softens down on the same interview

Media got a little confused on what he said and what he actually DIDN'T say
 Amazingly, BREITBART offers a good essay on it.


Roop claims he became scared because the salesman was approaching his house, so he pulled out his gun and fired. 28.07, 01:53 33 comments

Florida man shoots door-to-door salesman dead for 'trespassing'

A door-to-door lobster salesman was shot dead this week when an attempt to peddle his wares at a Cape Coral, Florida home ended in tragedy.


School Massacre Averted

An Oklahoma high school student was arrested after a cab driver reported hearing him plot a Columbine-style shooting at his school, police said.

Timmy Eike, 18, who would have been a senior this fall at Woodward High School, was arrested Tuesday after police found a shotgun, rifle and 250 rounds of ammunition in his bedroom.   And, according to KWTV, court records show Eike bought those weapons illegally in the past month.

Law enforcement authorities were led to Eike by a cab driver who told the station he drove Eike to work at Walmart several times in recent weeks, and the teen spoke of killing people, hiding bodies and getting out of the country.


 1968 Again, or worse?
Political Conventions:  More Riot Gear, QUICK,  for Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered masses of riot gear equipment to prepare for potential significant domestic riots at the Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention and next year’s presidential inauguration.

The DHS submitted a rushed solicitation to the Federal Business Opportunities site on Wednesday, which is a portal for Federal government procurement requisitions over $25,000. The request gave the potential suppliers only one day to submit their proposals and a 15-day delivery requirement to Alexandria, Virginia.     More from RT...


 More Big Brother Bad News....

Janet Napolitano (T.J. Kirkpatrick / Getty Images / AFP) 26.07, 23:41 15 comments

DHS wants to use spy drones domestically for 'public safety'

The United States already uses surveillance drones on its borders, but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a hearing on Wednesday that flying unmanned aircraft inside the US could be the next step to ensuring “public safety.”

AFP Photo / Paul J. Richards 13.07, 20:44 48 comments

White House gives Homeland Security control of all communication systems

The White House has finally responded to criticism over US President Barack Obama’s hushed signing last week of an Executive Order that allows the government to command privately-owned communication systems and acknowledges its implications.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) researchers use advanced modeling and simulation equipment as they work on the DHS Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) in this handout photo taken April 28, 2010 at the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho (Reuters/Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory) 04.04, 01:48 47 comments

DHS won't explain its order of 450 million hollow point bullets

After 9/11, the United States government created the Department of Homeland Security to prevent future acts of terrorism and deal with other domestic issues. Now in order to keep doing such, the agency is asking for 450 million hollow point bullets.

Read more on your rights, and rights with the cops on
Radioman's Government and Rights Page


Really bad Romney Overseas Trip
Now Romney's handlers are saying his campaign official was not part of his prepping for his trip to Europe. And, that the Romney campaign had not prepared sufficiently for ‘a visit of this magnitude.’ Really?! Seriously?! 
You mean he's not smart enough to know his manners? And, how he should behave when in another country? Does he not know what diplomacy means? When did his handlers know he wanted to go on a European vacation?
 If they weren't prepared for this small adventure.....how the hell are they gonna be prepared if this man were to ever become president? I mean are we all listening and paying attention to this garbage? There is absolutely no excuse for what went down In Europe. "No Excuse!"

Romney to allow press into Israel fundraiser after all
   Jul 29, 2012 10:10 AM EST

Mitt Romney's campaign has reversed a decision to not allow the media into a fundraiser hereMonday morning, bowing to reporters' demand that they be allowed to record the Republican's address to some of his top donors.

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JERUSALEM (NBC)  - Mitt Romney would “respect” Israel's use of military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, a senior aide said on Sunday as the Republican presidential candidate began his visit to Jerusalem.

"If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision," Romney's senior national security aide Dan Senor told reporters traveling with the candidate.

While stopping short of endorsing a preemptive military attack, the comment seemed to differ with President Barack Obama's attempts to convince Israel to avoid any such move.


"CULTURE", Romney-Code for Racism.  Not that it's not true, but he's really sucking up on his trip to the US Jews to get their votes away from Obama this November.

JERUSALEM (AP) - Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who suggested his comments were racist and out of touch with the realities of the Middle East. His campaign later said his remarks were mischaracterized.

"As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality," the Republican presidential candidate told about 40 wealthy donors who ate breakfast at the luxurious King David Hotel.

Romney said some economic histories have theorized that "culture makes all the difference."     The Rest of the AP story on his remarks...


Romney doesn't think Public Schools are Worth the Investment.

DETROIT -- Vice President Joe Biden says Mitt Romney doesn't treat public education as a priority and distrusts the hardworking teachers who struggle to create opportunity for the nation's young people.

Biden addressed 2,500 delegates at the American Federation of Teachers national convention in Detroit on Sunday.

He says the Republican presidential candidate plans to gut education funding to finance tax breaks for the wealthy. And he says Romney and his GOP rivals made clear during the primary debates that "they don't think public education is worth the investment."

Biden says Romney backs Republican budget plans to slash spending on the Head Start preschool program, as well as grants and loans for college students.


Romney too Wimpy?

Dodging reporters, fearing his base, hiding his taxes—is Mitt Romney just too insecure to be president? In this week's Newsweek (on sale tomorrow), Michael Tomasky surveys a history of presidential manliness and asks just where Mitt Romney would fit amid the studly swagger of Dubya and Reagan.     More on this from Daily Beast

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney laughed off questions about an article in the latest issue of Newsweek that labels him a "wimp."

"If I was worried about what the media said, I wouldn't get much sleep," Romney said during an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I'm able to sleep pretty well."



One cartoon shows simply why jobs don't Trickle Down...they come from DEMAND....people at the bottom with jobs...and money to buy stuff.


Florida Republicans Willing to Sacrifice Democracy to Win!


Palin wasn't ready.  Bush wasn't ready.  And Romney's not ready; he'd need a "handler."

Former vice president Dick Cheney is critical of the process that led to the 2008 selection of another Republican vice presidential candidate: Sarah Palin.

"I think that was a mistake," Cheney said in an interview for ABC's This Week.

Cheney said Palin, then the first-term governor of Alaska, failed the most basic test of being on the vice presidential short list: "Is this person capable of being president of the United States?"
Said Cheney: "I like Governor Palin. I've met her. I know her. ... Attractive candidate. But based on her background -- she'd only been governor for, what, two years -- I don't think she passed that test ... of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake."

Radioman KansaSitty · Top Commenter · Wichita State University
Actually I thought CHENEY was a mistake as well, but for a different reason. He was a criminal. Palin was indeed a stupid choice just designed to win, but McCain could've handled the job. CHENEY, though, was needed to run the country with BUSH because Bush WASN'T able to handle the job by himself.

For the same reason, ROMNEY better find himself a CRACKERJACK Vice president to tell him what to say and do in the sad event he wins.


solomonsez..."I can see my Money in the Cayman Islands from my Beach front Kitchen window..."...:)
 -0-  I'm sure firemen enjoyed breaking out those windows, snapping this picture, and then putting it on the Internet.  That this is a BMW probably gave them even MORE pleasure.    The class warfare LIVES in the union world!  Lower level people have so LITTLE CONTROL of their lives in this world... this photo makes them all feel just a little bit better, symbolically!    Just relishing the little inconvenience the wealthy must pay for ignoring the rules the rest of us pay dearly, when we violate them on a daily basis!!   


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