“We Owe! We Owe! So Off to Work (If We’re Lucky) We Go!”

Your Motivational Poster of the Day from the TONE DEAF, narcissistic, “I don’t remember exactly how much” Obama campaign.

From “The Hill”, a Little Bit of Projection

…thrown in at the end of the article.

…Republicans also say that while Romney and Ryan haven’t necessarily been as visible in recent days, they have been working hard behind the scenes to shore up support with donors and political allies who became skittish after recent missteps. At a closed-door conference meeting Thursday with the House Republican caucus, Ryan urged his colleagues to rally behind the campaign.

“This is going to be an up and down race,” Ryan said, according to a Republican aide in the room. “Three polls came out that have us within one point. They are going to [try to] distract us.”

That handholding — coupled with loyalty on Capitol Hill to Ryan, who is seen as by legislators as “one of their own” — has prevented the type of defections one would normally expect with a struggling presidential campaign, strategists say. And by smoothing the waters, the ticket should be more free in the coming weeks to focus solely on meeting voters.

You would think Romney was 10 or 20 points down, the way they’re constantly spinning this for those I assume to be undecided or waffling in the audience.

They oughta sit in the shop an afternoon with me and Don some day, listening to customers.

We know EXACTLY how the campaign’s going.

Why Does This Make Me Think Of Obama And The Press?

Someone on Twitter Noticed a Similarity Between the Flag They’re Peddling on Obama’s Campaign Site

…and a recent, horrific tragedy.

The campaign calls the $35 print (if it’s still on the website IT IS as it was getting some opposition as of last night) “Our Stripes”.

Appropriate, no?

There Are Good Things in This World That Are Blind, Like Justice

…which a BLIND evil thing has already faced. If you’ll remember my post from a few days ago, about Obama considering releasing the Blind Sheik ~ granted, the initial report was from The Blaze, but it had it’s elements of probabilities…yet Greg Gutfeld said it was HOPELESSLY IMPROBABLE last night on The Five…but then Ace takes a looks and says, “Now, THAT ain’t a denial!“.

Which leaves us this morning…with The New York Post AND Congressman Peter King:

O eyes ‘blind sheik’ release

GOPers blast idea to appease Egypt

The Obama administration is weighing the release of blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman — the spiritual adviser to the 1993 World Trade Center bombers — in a stunning goodwill gesture toward Egypt that has touched off a political firestorm, officials said yesterday.

The Egyptian government “asked for his release,” an administration source told The Post — and Rep. Peter King (R-LI) confirmed the request is being considered.

The White House, State Department and Justice Department each issued statements denying any deal is in the works, but,

There’s no way to believe anything they say,” said Andrew McCarthy, the former assistant US attorney who prosecuted Abdel-Rahman. “I believe there may already be a nod-and-wink agreement in place.”

Truer words, my friends. In EVERY facet of EVERYTHING this gang of thieves touches.

Created Or Saved

Or not

Bank Of America To Fire 16,000 By Year End

Of course the MSM is too busy shouting “Squirrel!!!” with Romney to actually look at the state of our economy.

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In a STUNNING Display of Journalistic Evenhandedness, PBS’s NewsHour MENTIONS Romney MENTIONING Obama’s Redistribution Speech

…and then promptly airs Jay Carney blowing it off:

News Wrap: Romney Insists Americans Would Fare Better Under His Presidency

KWAME HOLMAN: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney moved today to get past criticism that he’s written off half the country. Romney’s been taking fire for saying last May that nearly half of Americans don’t pay income taxes and don’t care about tax cuts, so he can’t expect their support.

Today, in Atlanta, he insisted average Americans would do far better under him than under President Obama.

MITT ROMNEY (R): The question in this campaign is not who cares about the poor and middle class. I do. He does. The question is, who can help the poor and middle class. I can. He can’t. He’s proven it in four years.


KWAME HOLMAN: Romney also cited a 1998 speech in which Mr. Obama said he believes in redistribution of wealth to make sure everybody’s got a shot.

But White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed the criticism.

JAY CARNEY, White House: All of us who follow politics and policy, whether we’re on this side or your side of the podium, have seen circumstances like this, where a campaign is having a very bad day or a very bad week.

And in circumstances like that, there are efforts made — sometimes desperate efforts made — to change the subject.

(Video at the link.) (And then on to other news of the day.)

I guess they hadn’t heard from Andrea Mitchell by air time whether it was authentic enough to actually play aloud for viewers, so this had to suffice.

Oh, on any number of fronts, I’d imagine.


Mother Jones releases missing minutes of Romney video.

H/T Jim Geraghty

Talk Like “The Terror of the Caribbean” Day!

Or, at the very least, a Pirate. (You can Post Like a Pirate with this Cheater.)

Now, watch and learn how the 1% Pirate does it.

Excuse me. **swoon**

Better now. AARRGGHH!!!


Here to help cure your insomnia are some photos Your Correspondent took on Monday during all the excitement here.

6 am and the Calvary is getting ready on South Street


White socks + sandals + hoodie = Chick Magnet

Various flags of color (one of which is the PRC flag)

“Whose Science Our Science” was a new one for me. Still mulling that over, I must admit

No protest is complete with out a large puppet. This rather frightening rendition looks like the love child of the Statue of Liberty and Mecha-Streisand

For this last one the crowd got a little riled up as the police (who were, I must say, remarkably well-humored through all of this) arrested some fellow for some reason or another. The crowd shouted chanting in their “We Are ONE and We Are So Outraged and Smug” voice “This is what a Police State looks like!”

No, Fellow Citizens, THIS is what a Police State looks like

A Love Story

in 22 pictures.

Okay, Keep Up With Me Here

Four American diplomats are ruthlessly MURDERED on the anniversary of September 11th.

Libya says the attack on the consulate was planned.

The State Department says “we don’t know squat and anyway we’re not talking now” because the FBI is investigating.

The UN Ambassador spends all Sunday on the talk shows saying it was just a spontaneous thang.

The President of Libya says that’s ridiculous, any fool could see it was pre-planned.

And it goes without saying that when State coyly punts over to them, the FBI WON’T TALK, because “they’re investigating”, only, come to find out…

…The drastically different versions come as the investigation into the assault still is in its preliminary stages.

FBI agents who are to assist their Libyan counterparts have yet to arrive in the North African country

…and the Libyan Interior Ministry official who was in charge of the investigation was fired Monday.


The Obama Administration in a NUTShell.

I meant the nut literally.

H/T Gabriel Malor

Romney’s Videos

Oh scandal! Oh shock!

In the context of how the electorate is split, of who he needs to concentrate on to win the election well, no, he doesn’t “need to worry about those people.”


I Bet Obama Considers Them An Ally

Aren’t you most likely to be murdered by those you know

(CBS News) The strategy for getting U.S. forces out of Afghanistan depends on training Afghan soldiers and police to protect the country themselves, but on Monday the U.S. military suspended most joint field operations with Afghan forces because so many Americans are being killed by the men they are training.

Afghan government troops — our allies — have turned their guns on NATO forces 36 times this year, killing 51, most of them Americans. That is more attacks than the last two years combined.


Who Ya Gonna Believe: The Holder DOJ

…or your churning gut?

Source: State Department in Talks to Transfer ‘Blind Sheikh’ to Egypt; DOJ Denies

The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze.

The Department of Justice, however, told TheBlaze that Rahman is serving a life sentence and is not considered for possible release. Previous calls to the State Department were referred to the Department of Justice and so far, the State Department has neither confirmed nor denied the report.

I’m sure it’s all spontaneous discussions in group think.

In Promotion News…

“Not Planned”, Eh? While Ambassador Rice is Selling the ‘Spontaneous’ KoolAid

…one murdered diplomat may be her worst nightmare:

Diplomat Killed in Libya Told Fellow Gamers: Hope I ‘Don’t Die Tonight’

On Tuesday, Sean Smith, a Foreign Service Information Management Officer assigned to the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, typed a message to the director of his online gaming guild:

Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.

The consulate was under siege, and within hours, a mob would attack, killing Smith along with three others, including the U.S. ambassador.

Nothing Says “Confidence” and “Restored Our Place in the World”

…like a little celebratory bonfire.

US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.

A State Department status report obtained Monday by The Associated Press said the Beirut embassy had “reviewed its emergency procedures and is beginning to destroy classified holdings.” It also said that local Lebanese employees were sent home early due to protests by the militant Shiite group Hezbollah over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S.

Oh, and shoot! There we go with the “film” thing again.

Glad to see the AP can stick to the meme.

2 Marines Killed

And 6 harriers destroyed during an attack on Camp Bastion.

Insurgent fighters wearing U.S. Army uniforms breached the defenses of the main British-run air base in southern Afghanistan on Friday. Firing guns and rockets and apparently triggering suicide vests, the attackers killed two U.S. Marines and damaged or destroyed several hangars and fueling facilities. Before they were all killed or captured, the insurgents also managed to destroy six U.S. Marine Corps jet fighters and “significantly” damage two others, landing a shocking blow against NATO air power in the region.

I’m a little amazed that this was able to happen after Egypt, Libya, Tunisia…

Oh, and here’s a nice factoid for you

Startlingly, the six destroyed Harriers represent no less than 1/15th of the Marines’ entire inventory of the versatile, vertical-landing jets.

Smart Power.


Jimmy Carter’s legacy

Barack Obama’s legacy

150 Years Ago Today

Words like “The Cornfield” and “Bloody Lane” took on a whole new meaning.


I feel like I’m besieged in Minas Tirith by fetid orcs, and as the sun dawns the Riders of Rohan appear…

There must be at least 25 mounted NYPD officers massing near my office, and there are a lot more Occupistas around too.

Could get interesting.

Tweet of the Day

8 Years Ago Today at About 3 in the Morning

…life was sucking bad.


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