Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Homosexual? – Police Shoot Naked Man Eating Face Off Naked Man

(CBS ) Miami police shot and killed a man on the MacArthur Causeway Saturday afternoon, and police sources told CBS4 they had no choice: the naked man they shot was trying to chew the face off another naked man, and refused to obey police orders to stop his grisly meal.

The bizarre shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m., when police responded to a 911 call about two naked men fighting on a bike path along the Causeway, which was packed with traffic on a busy holiday weekend.
Miami police have not confirmed the details of what happened next, but sources close to the investigation told CBS4 News that officers found one man gnawing on the face of another, in what one police source called the most gruesome thing he’d ever seen.

<<H/T I'm a man! I'm 41!>>

A Romney/Walker/Daniels/Christie/Jindal/McDonnell/Martinez Ticket May Be The Path To Victory

As we move inexorably closer to the date of the most important presidential election of the 21st century, small government, free market devotees find themselves caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Absent a governing record that inspires, what can Mitt Romney do to cement some support from the base beyond being the less unpalatable of the two main choices?
Bill Kristol has an idea.
Here is one simple thing the Romney campaign can do: Associate Mitt Romney with Governor Walker’s success—and the successes of other governors—in making the case for a national agenda of conservative reform of a bloated and bankrupt welfare state.
Romney's record as Governor of Massachusetts can't be avoided but it can be run away from thanks to President Obama making "evolving" on issues the thing to do. It's also in the past.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

4 Proven Strategies to get your Political Campaign Discovered on the Internet

Written by Jeff Bullas

This is a must read for any new or seasoned political Candidate:

The power of the internet means it’s now possible to build a broader and more profitable online audience by carefully applying some specific approaches and techniques. All it takes is confidence and an internet connection. According to new research, 78% of internet users conduct product research online (Source: Hubspot). This has changed the game for the marketing companies relying on outbound marketing approaches, such as email newsletter campaigns, TV advertising and telemarketing. But these (often costly) approaches are becoming less effective day by day. This is because: More people are online than ever before. More people regularly use the internet to shop and investigate products and services before they decide to buy. Most of us have adapted quickly to being online so that internet use has become more sophisticated. People are more likely to avoid unwanted online ads by using techniques and technology such as popup blockers, email spam filters, and call rejection.

How to get discovered # 1: Make the Link

Better links equal better business Links play a big part in achieving a great search engine ranking. You need to use two types of links:

 •On page: content on your site that links to other ‘relevant’ areas of the site.
 •Off page: content on other sites that links to your website.

 Both type of links are useful in enhancing your online presence. Ideally you should use as many as possible. While it is relatively easy to place links, you need to avoid over-using links that aren’t working very effectively. Use services like Link Diagnosis to monitor your ‘off page’ links and SEO Rank Checker to check your website rankings to see how well each link is working for you and adapt your link strategy accordingly. Think of each link as a reference for your website Each link is like a reference for your website because people relate to a link according to whether it leads to a site they know and trust. This means that the links you use show how valid your site is – so the better the reference, the more trusted it will be. The key is to make sure that your links are from relevant websites. One very useful thing to keep in mind is Wikipedia and the way it allows you to begin on one topic and click through to move from one related topic to the next, taking you somewhere very different. Keep this approach in mind and apply it to as many relevant websites as possible.

How to get discovered # 2: Spread the Word

Getting your website set up is just the start Your website is now set up to showcase your business and sell the value of your service or product. You have high quality, relevant links. Your site shows up high in the search engine rankings. The next step is to spread the word. Blog your way to more business The best place to start is with your blog. What is a blog? •You could define a blog as an online diary which allows you to reach many people. •Your blog enables you to share any message or information you want – from thoughts and ideas, to lists of other useful sites and everything in between. •Blogs provide a very fast and very convenient way to diversify your site and enhance search engine optimisation. Each post, with individual tags, links, and URL, will actively boost your online presence, with the added advantage of giving new web visitors exactly what they want when they arrive on your site. •Most blog services also have their own ‘hub’, i.e all their blogs are catalogued under one site, with links to and from thousands of blogs on a similar subject. Being linked to the other blogs builds the presence of your own blog and its potential audience. Before you start blogging there are some key points to keep in mind: Four things every new blogger should know 1.The decision you make about what to put in your blog is fundamental to the success of your digital marketing strategy. Focus on the particular area you want to get known for – then blog anything and everything you can on it. As long as it’s relevant to you and your business, every post is a brand new advert and your readership will grow with everyone. 2.Don’t approach your blog like an advert, but as a way to showcase yourself as a helpful source of useful, relevant information. 3.Add a list of useful links occasionally to build good mutual links with those people you list. 4.Post a set of ‘top tips’ once in a while – very useful and very easy to spread via word of mouth. On average, companies that blog enjoy 55% more web traffic than those that don’t!

How to get discovered # 3: Be Sociable

 Don’t just inform – interact Getting discovered on the internet is all about information and interaction. You’ve created a source of useful, relevant, well indexed information on your blog. But how do you get people responding to it? By being sociable – using the different forms of social media like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Useful content on the web is very easy to find – and once found, it will get traced back to you. Conversation, conversation, conversation Social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter combine content and conversation. They bring your post together with a potential audience of thousands of people – if not more! This interaction starts with you. Respond to comments. Answer questions. Offer ideas and tips. This shows you as a friendly business, rather than one simply trying to sell. Once someone does need your service, they’ll already be aware of you as a business they can trust. This is how being sociable can help create an audience which then creates leads and customers.

How to get discovered # 4: Keep Tracking and Adapting

See what’s working – and what’s not Getting recognised online involves many potential different resources and platforms. So how do you see where new leads are actually coming from and which areas need improving? Here are a few helpful ways to track and adapt your digital marketing strategy: •Most services offer their own tracking software for monitoring and managing leads while most blog hosts will have figures for visits, clicks, and popular landing pages. •Google Analytics provides a valuable breakdown of web visitors and on site behaviour. Whichever approach you use, use it consistently and be open to changing your approach according to what you find out along the way. It’s always a never-ending list, here’s an additional list of your top ten tips for getting discovered. Click here to get it. Guest Author: Sookie Shuen is the community manager at Tomorrow People, a leading UK inbound marketing consultancy. You can read more of Sookie’s content on inbound marketing by subscribing to the Zoober Inbound Marketing blog here. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Audio: Charles L. Worley, Anti-Gay North Carolina Pastor: Anti-gay rant from 40 years ago found!!

Good as You blogger Jeremy Hooper has unearthed the following audio, in which a man identified as the same Pastor Charles L. Worley of North Carolina's Providence Road Baptist Church again condemns the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. According to Hooper, the audio dates back to 1978, the very same year that Worley began preaching at Providence Road Baptist Church.

The most horrifying moment comes at the end of the clip, when Worley declares, "Forty years ago [LGBT people] would've hung, bless God, from a white oak tree!"

Listen to the  the Audio Here....

“Mitt Romney joins forces with RNC to boost fundraising”

“Mitt Romney joins forces with RNC to boost fundraising”

“Challenge to Florida’s Political Disclosure Law Rejected by 11th Circuit”

“Challenge to Florida’s Political Disclosure Law Rejected by 11th Circuit”

Blast from the past: Child Asks Obama:"Why Do People Hate You?"

Endorsement: Sergeant Robert Mansfield US Congress, R-Pennyslvania (2nd)

I am proud to endorse Sergeant Robert Mansfield for US Congress in Pennsylvania's 2nd District.  He faces a tough, uphill battle against incumbent, Chaka Fattah, AKA. Arthur Davenport, the Liberal debris that must be unemployed.  His cronies and secret business dealings with his son "Chip" Fattah have ILLEGAL political favors written all over it.  When a Congressmans' family members are being investigated by the FBI for receiving suspicious federal funds, you have to wonder???  Chaka Fattah ran for the hills from his son when the investigation was announced.

Please help an Iraqi War Veteran take Pennsylvania's 2nd district, bring integrity back to Congress and donate to his campaign:


Shocking Video: North Carolina Teacher suspended for Threating Kid In A Psycho Pro Obama Rant

Tonya Dixon-Neely was suspended from North Rowan High School in North Carolina after a kid captured the audio of her going off the deep end, making threats and screaming at a kid who criticized the “Manchurian Moonbat“.

Obama Admin Signs $20M Contract for Obamacare Public Relations

From Life News:

Not only are Americans forced to fund abortions, and potentially rationing, in the Obamacare health care scheme, but new reports reveal they are spending $20 million on an election-year public relations plan to promote it.

The Health and Human Services Department signed a $20 million contract with a public-relations firm to promote Obamacare in a new multimedia ad campaign designed to educate the public about its supposed benefits. The Hill indicates the ad campaign was a mandate included in the final health care law.

“The campaign was mandated by the Affordable Care Act and must describe the importance of prevention while also explaining preventive benefits provided by the healthcare law. The law makes many preventive services available without a co-pay or deductible, and provides new preventive benefits to Medicare patients,” it reported.  “The PR firm Porter Novelli won the contract after a competitive bidding process.”


Monday, May 21, 2012

Troubles For Candidate Obama Personally Recruited

Obama’s Hand Picked Candidate Under Fire For Workplace Abuses
Obama “Personally Courted” Arizona Senate Candidate Richard Carmona
“‘On September 23, President Obama Called Richard Carmona To Encourage Him To Run,’ Said One Democratic Strategist.”  (Alexander Burns, “Obama Courts Ariz. Senate Candidate, May Contest State 'Heavily,’” Politico, 10/06/11)
Carmona Was “Personally Courted By President Obama.” “Carmona is one of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's favorite candidates and was personally courted by President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get into the race.” (David Catanese, “Bivens Clears The Way For Carmona,” Politico, 3/27/12)
“The Democratic Party Establishment's Favored Candidate Was Personally Handpicked And Recruited By President Obama.” (“In Arizona, Democrats Bet On An Action Hero,” ABC News, 2/27/12)
“Obama Personally Called Carmona And Asked Him To Run…” “Obama personally called Carmona and asked him to run, and Carmona told The Hill in February that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (Wash.) were also among those who reached out to court him. (Josh Lederman, “Democrat Bivens Drops Out Of Arizona Senate Primary, Clearing Way For Carmona,” The Hill, 3/27/10)
In Unreleased Testimony, Carmona’s Former Boss Accused Him Of Being A “Living Nightmare” To Work With Due To “Extremely Angry” Behavior
Carmona’s Former Boss Cristina Beato Told House Investigators Carmona Is An “Extremely Angry” Person And A “Living Nightmare,” Saying He Had Trouble With A Female Supervisor. “But behind the scenes, his former boss Cristina Beato — a onetime supporter turned bitter enemy — was painting a very different picture of Carmona for House investigators, alleging that an angry Carmona twice banged on her door and yelled at her in the middle of the night after workplace disputes. Beato gave her testimony in secret in 2007, saying Carmona was an ‘extremely angry’ person, a ‘living nightmare’ to work with, had trouble working for a female supervisor and abused travel privileges by improperly billing taxpayers for some personal expenses, according to the testimony. When POLITICO contacted Beato recently, she confirmed her testimony and reiterated her accusations on the record, five years after she originally gave them to the House committee.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Carmona Draws Fire From Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)
Beato: “I would never do this in public, but he insulted me. He tried to belittle me.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Carmona Draws Fire From Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)
Beato Says Carmona Twice Came To Her Home In The Middle Of The Night Screaming At Her And Banging On The Door. “Beato’s most eye-opening accusation involves two incidents in which she says Carmona banged on her door at her house in the middle of the night, screaming at her over issues the two disagreed on. Beato, a single mother with two children, said she refused to open the door because she was frightened of his behavior.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Carmona Draws Fire From Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)
  • Beato: “I Think Any Normal Woman, When Somebody Comes In At Midnight Demanding And Raising Their Voice, Would Feel Threatened.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Carmona Draws Fire From Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)
Carmona Was Forced To Repay The Government After Improperly Reimbursing Personal Travel Expenses
“Carmona Was Forced To Pay Back The Department For Improperly Reimbursed Personal Expenses…” “Regarding the travel expenses allegation, Carmona was forced to pay back the department for improperly reimbursed personal expenses, according to her testimony, emails between senior health officials and several people familiar with the matter. … Carmona’s campaign acknowledged Friday that he repaid the government $3,580 for his travel expenses in 2003.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Carmona Draws Fire From Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)
Beato Was “Extremely Concerned” He Was Taking Personal Trips And Using Drivers For Personal Errands. “Beato told House investigators she was ‘extremely concerned’ that Carmona was making a disproportionate number of visits to the San Diego and Tucson areas, where he owns homes, and was sending drivers to run his personal errands.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Carmona Draws Fire From Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)
Beato Said One Of Carmona’s Midnight Incidents Stemmed From Her Refusal To Grant Him A Taxpayer Funded Trip To Receive A Degree At His Alma Mater. “In the interview with POLITICO, Beato stood by her 2007 testimony. Beato said one of the issues that led to a midnight visit by Carmona involved his wish to visit the University of California, San Francisco, his alma mater, to receive an honorary degree. Beato alleged that Carmona wanted to pay for the trip using government funds, which she refused to allow.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Carmona Draws Fire From Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)
And This Isn’t The First Time Carmona’s Co-Workers Complained About His Behavior
“Reports Surfaced Ahead Of His 2002 Confirmation Hearing About Repeated Clashes With Co-Workers During His Tenures At The Tucson Medical Center, Kino Community Hospital And The Pima County Health System…” “While many colleagues say they never had any problems with Carmona, reports surfaced ahead of his 2002 confirmation hearing about repeated clashes with co-workers during his tenures at the Tucson Medical Center, Kino Community Hospital and the Pima County health system, including a legal dispute over his contract with the medical center that was later resolved out of court.” (John Bresnahan and Manu Raju, “Carmona Draws Fire From Former Boss,” Politico, 5/21/12)

Read more: http://www.gop.com/index.php/research/comments/troubles_for_candidate_obama_personally_recruited/#ixzz1vYBgCTIE

Hypocrisy: Networks blast Romney's wealth 13 times more than richer John Kerry

The nomination is several weeks away, but the party has its “inevitable” candidate. With hundreds of millions of dollars at his disposal, opponents raise concerns about whether that vast wealth had completely disconnected him from the reality that most Americans face every day.
The year was 2004 and the candidate Sen. John Kerry. But the major networks gave Kerry’s great wealth nowhere near the attention that they have given to Gov. Mitt Romney’s millions in 2012.
From January to April 2004, the ABC and CBS evening news shows only mentioned Kerry’s wealth once each. And NBC didn’t mention Kerry’s finances or his wife’s wealth at all. Those same three networks have discussed Romney’s wealth a total of 27 times during the same time period in 2012. That’s more than 13 times more than the coverage given Kerry’s wealth (27 stories to 2 stories).
In 2012, NBC News anchor Brian Williams described Mitt Romney’s wealth as “unimaginable,” the product of “vast investments after a successful career in business, much of it spent buying and selling companies,” during the Jan. 24, edition of “Nightly News.” In the first four months of 2004, NBC didn’t even note Kerry’s far more substantial wealth.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mike-ciandella/2012/05/21/networks-target-romney-s-wealth-13-times-more-richer-sen-kerry#ixzz1vY8FmBLF

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Why Conservatives Must Join the Battle for America On Twitter

In 2004, The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth scared the hell out of the corrupt media. The MSM was sure incumbent President George W. Bush would finally get the humiliation he deserved after the close election in 2000 because, in a time of war, Democrats had nominated Senator John F. Kerry, a "war hero." READ MORE VIA BREITBART....

"Money Unlimited: The Chief Justice and Citizens United."

Jeffrey Toobin has this "Annals of Law" article in the May 21, 2012 issue of The New Yorker.

Monday, May 14, 2012

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics » Obama/DNC Online Ad Spending Hits $21 Million through March, More Than Doubles Total Republican Spending

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics » Obama/DNC Online Ad Spending Hits $21 Million through March, More Than Doubles Total Republican Spending

Michael Savage pulverizes a muslim caller .

Evolution of an Obama Dictatorship: Nullifying Congress to Nullifying the Supreme Court

I wonder who Obama will blame for this? Ross Perot, Andrew Jackson, or throw in Jesus for that matter.

Explain this Barry!! What rich wealthy person will you find to blame this on.  It seems that there are only a few left you haven't blamed.  Hey Why not Ross Perot?

Demand for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods dropped by the most in three years in March and a gauge of business spending plans fell, suggesting factory activity lost momentum as the first quarter ended.
Durable goods orders tumbled 4.2 percent, the largest decline since January 2009, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday after a downwardly revised 1.9 percent increase in February.
Economists had forecast orders for durable goods, which range from toasters to aircraft, falling 1.7 percent after a previously reported 2.4 percent rise in February.
Orders were dragged down by a 12.5 percent plunge in bookings for transportation equipment - the most since November 2010.

Read more on Newsmax.com: Orders for Goods Tumble by the Most in Three Years
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Imagine being the oppo researchers on this campaign?

Imagine you are hired as an oppo on either side of this campaign.  Can you imagine the mud being slung.

Check it out:

 Estranged couple fights over N.Y. seat

File this one under irreconcilable differences: a New York man is challenging his estranged wife for her seat in the state Assembly.

Mark Schimel has been nominated by the Nassau County GOP to run against Democrat Michelle Schimel, with whom he separated last year after 32 years of marriage and two kids. The couple has not legally divorced.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76280.html#ixzz1usHo0K72

Breitbart TV I'm Waiting For The Left To Start Calling Black Church Leaders 'Bigots'

Just days after President Barack Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, pastors and priests around Maryland took to their own pulpits with their reaction– and in some cases– condemnation of the president.

Generic Congressional Ballot: Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 38%

Monday, May 14, 2012

Republicans hold a seven-point lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, May 12. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 38% would choose the Democrat instead. This gap is much larger than it has been for the past three weeks when Republicans led by three but is consistent with the level of support the GOP has been earning since early March.
(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 7-12, 2012. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage point with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Many households have a negative net worth, study finds

Many households have a negative net worth, study finds

“Democrats’ Fund Taps Corporate Donors for Convention”

WSJ: “Democrats have trumpeted their ban on corporate donations to their national convention this summer, saying that it shows they are free from the influence of special interests. But through a special fund, convention planners are accepting millions of dollars in corporate contributions to help pay for many of the activities outside the convention hall—as well as some expenses directly related to the event. Donors include Wells Fargo WFC +0.36% & Co., Bank of America Corp. BAC -1.95% and Duke Energy Corp., DUK -0.32% all significant employers in Charlotte, N.C., where the convention will be held in early September.”

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Examining the role of political opposition researchers

Opposition research is used in the United States by political candidates looking to dig up dirt on their opponents. However, researchers will also get information on their clients as a form of risk management. Alan Huffman coauthored "We're With Nobody," a book about his work as a political opposition researcher.

With the United States presidential election just six months away, any skeletons in candidates' closets, like past allegations of bullying, are likely to be unearthed.

That's due in large part to political opposition research. Alan Huffman, an opposition researcher and coauthor of We're With Nobody said most clients hire researchers to dig up dirt on their opponents, but that doesn't happen as often as they expect.

"The candidate is going to expect us to at least portray their opponent is a way that they can be able to use in the campaign. But what most people don't realize is that we also do this to the candidate we're working for," Huffman said.

While political candidates may expect to get more useful information on their opponents than themselves, opposition researchers will also compile information about their clients that can be used against them.
"It's awful. That's our least favorite part of the job because the candidate never wants to hear what is wrong with him, and they have to do it because that way they'll know what the other side has got because the other side has got somebody just like us out there doing the exact same things," Huffman said. "And sometimes we actually catch their scent, you know, we'll be in a courthouse and they'll say, 'Well somebody was in here yesterday asking for the exact same information,' so you know they're out there and that's why the candidate has to do it. But it doesn't make it any more pleasant when you have to say, 'Oh, by the way, you've been late paying taxes four times and they're overdue right now, and maybe you should go over there this afternoon.'"

Huffman said a candidate being late with tax payments was a real situation he encountered through his work. He said that sometimes researchers have to work with someone who they find morally suspect.
"I mean, it's inevitable, right? Your party is not always right, and even if you agree with what the person represents, it doesn't mean they're a good potential leader," Huffman said. "So, you know what? Usually when that happens, they lose. Michael (Rejebian) and I can usually spot it and we'll say, 'You know what? The opponent is the stronger of the two,' and in most cases, not always but in most cases, the opponent wins."

Sometimes the candidates will use the research on their opponents for attack ads. Huffman said the truth can get distorted through that process, though. "We're trained in the print media, so we're not used to speaking in 15 and 20 second sound bytes. So when we see our work reduced, we inevitably cringe because there's always more to the story than that, but sometimes they're right on and that is kind of fulfilling for us," Huffman said.

Huffman said he's "fulfilled" when the truth comes out because voters should know who their elected leaders are. However, not everyone respects his craft. He said he has beenn followed by "thugs."
"There's a lot at stake in politics. And we get threatening phone calls and these sorts of things, and it's really a mix of these sorts of episodes and then the boring tedium," Huffman said. "But the things that we look for when we see someone trying to intimidate us or throw obstacles in our path, it just tells us we're getting warm."

However, Huffman said he doesn't have to try to be secretive because most of the time he is able to ask questions and get records without anyone knowing what he's using the information for. It remains to be seen what more will come out about the 2012 presidential candidates through opposition research.

The Lovitz Curve: The hypocrisy of West Coast Liberals


Remember the Laffer Curve?
First popularized in the ’70s and ’80s, the Laffer Curve was a brilliantly simple economic graph which demonstrated that government revenue grows as taxes are increased only up to a certain point, after which revenues begin to decline as tax rates approach 100%. (See idealized Laffer Curve on the right; click to enlarge.) The high point on the curve shows the optimal tax rate for bringing in the most revenue.

The reasoning behind this is self-evident. Obviously if tax rates are 0%, then the government will collect no tax revenue; but if tax rates are 100%, then the government will almost certainly also collect no tax revenue, because there would be no motivation for anyone to work, earn or invest, since all their income would go directly to the government. A tax rate of 100% may sound tempting at first, but since it would precipitate an economic collapse, the end result would be no economic activity to tax, and thus no revenue. Therefore, the most effective tax rate is somewhere in the middle; the trick is determining exactly where.

Keep the Laffer Curve in mind as we turn our attention to the astounding recent political transformation of comedian Jon Lovitz. On April 23, a recording of a Lovitz comedy routine savagely criticizing Obama’s “bullsh*t” class warfare rhetoric went viral on the Internet, and before long Lovitz was cropping up everywhere, in great demand as the spokesman for everyone disgusted by Obama’s claims that high earners “don’t pay their fair share” in taxes. And this is coming from a self-described Democrat who voted for Obama.

Most significantly, Lovitz claims that many of his fellow Hollywood liberals agree with him but are too afraid too say it publicly.

And then it struck me. Wealthy Hollywood liberals just love to skewer evil corporate fat cats and country-club Republicans, and up until now no one had encountered a limit to their enthusiasm for leftist class warfare rhetoric. And then…Obama went too far, and suddenly it got personal.

I realized that the principles behind the Laffer Curve also apply to the economic and political relationship between Democratic politicians and the Hollywood elite. Wealthy West Coast liberals will cheer on and swoon over any politician who engages in overheated class warfare rhetoric — up until a certain point, when it suddenly dawns on them that the rhetoric is aimed directly at themselves. Then very quickly their donations, fundraisers and helpful propagandizing start to dry up as the radical rhetoric begins to threaten them personally.

Just as in a Laffer Curve, Revenue and Support from Hollywood (RASH) is at a minimum for any politician who (like President Reagan, for example) doesn’t engage in talk of class warfare and refuses to demonize the rich; but it would also be at a minimum for any politician who’s so extreme (like Lenin, for example) that he’s likely to forcibly confiscate all the money and mansions of the wealthy Hollywood hypocrites. Somewhere in the middle, there is a perfect “sweet spot” for class warfare rhetoric that ensures maximum RASH –  strong enough rhetoric to demonstrate your liberalism, but not so strong as to go “the full Vladimir.”

All this can be explained more clearly in a new graph. And so I hereby present: The Lovitz Curve:

Just as in the Laffer Curve illustration above, this is an idealized, symmetrical version of what the Lovitz Curve would look like. Yet progressive critics of the Laffer Curve claim that the point of optimal revenue is likely not at the exact middle (e.g. a 50% tax rate in that case), but most probably further off to the right of the graph, somewhere around the 70% mark. (On the right you can see what critics say a more accurate Laffer Curve would look like — click to enlarge.)

The same principle holds true for the Lovitz Curve. Hollywood liberals are much more enthused by and generous to politicians closer to the Lenin end of the scale than to anyone near the Reagan end of the scale. It’s not like they’re most enthused by perfectly centrist populists; instead, they tend to give RASH to fairly high levels of class warfare, just so long as it doesn’t get so high that it starts to become scary.
Thus, a more accurate Lovitz Curve would likely look something like this:

Socialists absolutely hate the Laffer Curve because it takes as its starting point the assumption that under real-world conditions a completely collectivist economy (in which there is no personal reward for working) will always stagnate to the point of complete paralysis. Unfortunately for the haters, the history of communist economies largely confirms Laffer’s assumption; one only need look at what happened in the Soviet Union in the ’20s and ’30s, and China in the ’50s, to see that productivity collapses and the economy implodes when you outlaw individual rewards for labor (which is what a 100% tax rate would do).
Similarly, the Lovitz Curve is going to be a rude awakening for the Obama campaign. He and his strategists had thought that they could amp up the class warfare rhetoric to the absolute maximum and still count on unquestioned support and unlimited donations from the Hollywood elite. But Jon Lovitz’s game-changing rant brought them crashing down to Earth; turns out that the wealthy liberals have acquired a taste for luxury, and their guilt-assuaging support for the proletariat has a limit. Obama unwittingly crossed that line, and he learned the hard way that the curve’s drop-off in RASH is steep and pitiless as you approach Leninhood.
And what holds true for the Hollywood elite almost certainly holds true for hypocritical wealthy liberals from San Francisco to the Hamptons. The Obama campaign may begin to see those big liberal donors suddenly making themselves scarce if he keeps demonizing the 1%.
Will Obama heed the harsh realpolitik of the Lovitz Curve? Or will he throw caution to the wind as he tries to whip up the underclass into a scapegoating frenzy?

In Florida, cleaning of rolls of non-citizen voters becomes a partisan issue with federal agencies dragging their feet

The Tampa Bay Times reportsAmid an increasingly partisan dogfight, Florida elections officials say the number of potential noncitizens they're examining on the state voter rolls is 180,000, a figure far higher than what was initially reported.
The immediate concern is the large number of potential non-citizens on the rolls and the fact that the Obama Department of Homeland Security is dragging its feet in cooperation with the states.

...By the end of the process, the state could send counties as many as 22,000 names to check, one election source indicated, in a state with more than 12 million total voters.
  Right now, local supervisors have been sent nearly 2,700 names, about 2,000 of which are in Miami-Dade, Florida's most-populous and most-immigrant heavy county.
Some Democrats accuse Republican-appointed Secretary of State Ken Detzner of engaging in a type of "voter suppression." But Detzner's office said he's trying to make sure no unlawful votes are cast — and it indicated that President Barack Obama's administration is stonewalling the effort by refusing to share Department of Homeland Security databases that could more easily show who's a citizen and who's not.

But Democrats don't want to cooperate.
U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, said in a written statement that DHS shouldn't cooperate.  "The Florida Republicans' desire to use Department of Homeland Security information — which is for the purpose of thwarting terrorists and not to engage in yet another round of voter suppression — would set a dangerous precedent," she said, "by not only taking away citizens' constitutional right to vote but by giving state governments free rein to invade innocent Americans' privacy."

A DICTATORS BLUEPRINT - 10 steps to close down an open society:

A DICTATORS BLUEPRINT - 10 steps to close down an open society:

1. Invoke an internal and external threat
2. Secret prisons where torture takes place
3. Develop a paramilitary force
4. Surveil ordinary citizens
5. Infiltrate citizens' groups
6. Detain and release ordinary citizens
7. Target key individuals
8. Restrict the press
9. Recast criticism as espionage and dissent as treason
10. Subvert the rule of law


Huckabee Show: Obama Knew of Bin Laden's Hideout in Summer 2010, Refused to Act (Video)

Retired General Jack Keane, the former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, says that President Obama knew of Osama Bin Laden's hideout since the Summer of 2010. He refused to act on the intelligence for nine months until May 2011 when OBL was ultimately brought to justice by the NAVY SEALs.
What was the hold up? According to Keane, Obama wanted to be certain that Bin Laden was really in the compound and that he wanted a picture.

The longer we survey the field, the more likely our target would feel they are being watched and ultimately flee.
We do not know how strong the evidence was that pin-pointed Bin Laden to the Pakistan compound in the Summer of 2010. It probably made sense to be a bit more certain but why did it take nine (9) months for Obama to feel certain enough to take him out?

If this information is true, then it takes away the boldness of the decision to get OBL. It also raises the question as to whether or not Obama's decision to get OBL was politically motivated.

Social media and the law – How to stay out of trouble when using Twitter and Facebook

From the Norwich Evening News:
You see, read or hear something you like, dislike or are interested in and want to share your views with a wider audience.
And now, thanks to the great strides in communication technology in recent years, you can do so within an instant. In a matter of seconds your words can be read by someone on the other side of the world.
Such is the rise in internet social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and website message boards to name but a few, that everyone on the planet has the potential to become a publisher of words.
But, as the saying goes, words can be a powerful tool – and an increasing number of people are not being careful how they use them.
This is why, in the past couple of years, the courts, police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and solicitors are having to deal with more legal cases, both civil and criminal, involving postings made on the internet – and in particular social media sites.
As more and more people look to have their views heard by a wider audience, more are abusing those powers, and landing themselves in hot water.
Recent high-profile national cases where social media has been cited include footballer Ryan Giggs’s attempt to block details of his recent affair, where Twitter users openly posted details even though the media were barred from doing so, and the arrests of people accused of naming the victim of the rape case in which former Norwich City footballer Ched Evans was found guilty.
. . . .
Chief Supt Bob Scully explained: “The level of access to social media has gone up and, therefore, so have the crimes committed on them.
“However, there is a great deal of work being done within police forces and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to make sure we are equipped and able to prevent these crimes from taking place and, where they do, punish those responsible.
“We are looking at how we need to adjust some of our priorities to be able to respond to social media.”
According to Chief Supt Scully, the message is clear – a crime is a crime no matter where it is committed.
He said: “Being on social media can seem like a very private activity. But we hope that people realise that the same rules apply.”
. . . .
It is not just criminal cases that are being created because of social-media postings, but civil as well, such as potentially expensive libel hearings.
Tony Jaffa, a partner with media law specialists Foot Anstey Solicitors, believes many people are ending up in trouble through their online postings because they believe they are immune from responsibility.
However, he warned: “It is very simple really because nothing has changed in terms of the law; what has changed, though, is that everybody is now a publisher.
“Every single journalist, to a certain degree, is trained to either know or at least recognise when things can or cannot be published. However, certain sections of the general public just are not aware of this.
“People seem to think that, in some way, talking on social-media sites is no different to bar talk.
“However, the law treats it very differently to bar talk and ignorance is simply no defence.”
Link to the rest at the Norwich Evening News

As many of you already know, the laws relating to libel and criminal speech are substantially different in the UK and the US. A great many types of speech that would be violations of the law in Great Britain are protected under the First Amendment in the US.

Ex-Im Bank: The government-run slush fund for corporate welfare

This was a bad week in the U.S. House of Representatives for economic conservatives.

While a small and dedicated contingency of pro-growth, limited government champions were hard at work trying to protect our economic freedom, the majority of Representatives - including an alarming number of Republicans - were busy spending your hard-earned tax dollars. One of the most egregious affronts being the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

The Ex-Im Bank is nothing more than a government-run slush fund for corporate welfare. Nearly half of all its subsidies go to the massive company, Boeing. Most of the other half is split amongst companies that have either close political ties or good lobbyists. Since it subsidizes exports, we like to call it the "Fannie Mae of international trade."

President Obama asked for a 40% increase in the bank's lending authority. The GOP leadership, in what they audaciously referred to as a "compromise" with House Democrats, agreed to a bill that would not only reauthorize the Bank, but would also increase its authority by the 40% requested by Obama! Among Republicans, the vote was 147-93 in favor of the bill. It passed 330-93.

Equally as disappointing as what did pass in the House this week, is what it failed to pass.

The House debated a large spending bill that makes up part of next year's budget. During the debate, several fiscal conservatives offered amendments that would - both modestly and substantially - reduce the size of government. Below are a few examples. We encourage you to click on the links to see how your representative voted.

  • Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) offered an amendment that would reduce spending in the bill by about 1 percent. It failed, 160-251.
  • Paul Broun (GA-10) offered an amendment that would reduce spending in the bill by about 3 percent. It failed, 137-270.
  • Paul Broun (GA-10) offered an amendment that would reduce spending in the bill by 12.2 percent. It would exempt the U.S. Marshal Service, the FBI and NASA. It failed, 105-307.
  • Tom McClintock (CA-04) offered an amendment that would reduce spending in the bill by $277.8 million for the International Trade Administration. It failed, 121-287.
  • Paul Broun (GA-10) offered an amendment that would reduce by $15 million the amount provided for the restoration of Pacific salmon populations. It failed, 168-239.
  • Mike Pompeo (KS-04) offered an amendment that would defund the Economic Development Administration, which is nothing more than corporate welfare. The amendment would save $219.5 million. The Club key-voted this amendment so it will be showing up on our 2012 congressional scorecard. It failed, 129-279.
  • Jeff Flake (AZ-06) offered an amendment that would reduce by $1.2 billion the amount provided for the National Science Foundation. It failed, 121-291.
  • Austin Scott (GA-08) offered an amendment that would eliminate all funding in the bill for the Legal Services Corporation. It failed, 122-289.
Never has a week more exemplified why the work that Club for Growth Action does to elect pro-growth, free market conservatives is so critical. As bad a week as this was for all Americans who share in our free market principles, it could have been much worse…and I have reason to hope it will get better.

True, the majority of Representatives - including a large contingency of RINOS - voted the wrong way on the Ex-Im Bank and the spending amendments.

But, 9 Representatives voted the right way on every single one listed above. And what these 9 Representatives have in common is that each of them was endorsed by the Club's PAC and elected with the help of Club members in the 2010 election cycle!

Justin Amash (MI-03), Steve Chabot (OH-01), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), Mick Mulvaney (SC-05), Mike Pompeo (KS-04), David Schweikert (AZ-05), Tim Walberg (MI-06), and Todd Young (IN-09) voted AGAINST the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank and they all voted in FAVOR of cutting spending.

Not only that, but the people who offered some of the amendments - Marsha Blackburn (TN-07), Tom McClintock (CA-04), and Pompeo (KS-04) - were elected with Club member support.

So our guys are in Congress and they are fighting hard and voting the right way. But they need reinforcements fighting by their side. To abandon them now would be to walk away from a job half done, the consequences of which would be disastrous for the future of our nation.

Just like in 2010, the greatest tool we have at our disposal to elect even more champions of economic is Club for Growth Action.

Your contributions to Club for Growth Action are used to run hard-hitting independent expenditure ads in key House and Senate races. These races made the difference in 2010 and they can make the difference in 2012.

So please, reaffirm your commitment to electing not just a Republican Majority but an Economic Conservative Majority by making a generous contribution to Club for Growth Action TODAY.

Together we can fundamentally change the make-up of the United State Congress. Together we can save our nation.

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Substance, Not Style, Is Hurting Obama

Fox News analyst Dick Morris has repeatedly criticized President Obama for taking too many vacations in “East Coast elite” playgrounds like Martha’s Vineyard; for speaking out on the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates when there was reasonable cause for suspicion; for playing basketball with NBA celebrities and doing an NCAA tournament bracket when he could have been working on more important things; and for going on expensive overseas family trips when the average family is struggling.
Morris has certainly had a successful career, advising both Democrats (Bill Clinton) and Republicans (Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott). And his point that style can sometimes reveal character flaws and/or absence of vision that hurts a leader is well-taken. But in this case, there is strong evidence that President Obama’s struggles in the polls are based on the inability to solve the real-world economic problems that are plaguing ordinary Americans. In short, the president’s lackluster approval ratings are based on substance, not style.

To recap, President Obama was elected in 2008 with 53% of the national popular vote, the best performance for a Democrat nominee since Lyndon Johnson won a record 61.1% in 1964. The president got off to an excellent start in his first six months in office with job approval ratings ranging from a low of 55% in May of 2009 to a high of 76% in the February 2009 CNN poll. In the summer of 2009, as the Tea Party began to organize in response to the president’s health care reform proposal, Mr. Obama’s polls began to dip into the low 50s and finally fell consistently just below the dangerous 50% level in July and August of 2009.

At the same time in the first half of 2009, the Great Recession that began in December of 2007 continued to take its toll on the economy. More than 10 million net private sector jobs were lost as the national unemployment rate reached 10% in the winter of 2010. The total number of Americans working peaked in the winter of 2007-08 at roughly 139 million. The economy finally hit bottom a year after President Obama took office with the number of Americans working down to just 127 million.  That’s a stunning loss of 12 million jobs, the biggest decline since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Although the job market has recovered somewhat to an estimated 133 million Americans working in 2012, we’re still 6 million jobs below the previous peak. The economy is currently creating about 250,000 jobs per month. At that rate, it will be another two years to just get to the 2008 level, meaning this was a six-year jobs slump.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Palins Endorse Ted Cruz in Texas Senate Race

Palins Endorse Ted Cruz in Texas Senate Race

Video: Megyn Kelly Loses It On Air Over Stripper Story

Mitt Romney Picked on a Kid in High School – Obama Voted to Vacuum The Brains Out Of Live Babies

Mitt Romney Picked on a Kid in High School – Obama Voted to Vacuum The Brains Out Of Live Babies

The Incoherence of President Obama’s Stance on Gay Marriage

Jonathan Adler has an interesting take on Obama's Gay marriage position here: 

Yesterday the President told ABC News that he believes same-sex couples should be able to get married. So far so good. He further told ABC that he believes this is an issue that should be left to the states which are “arriving at different conclusions at different times.” I have nothing to complain about here, as this is my position as well. I believe in recognition of same-sex marriage, but also believe that this is the sort of question entrusted to state governments under our constitutional system, and that, as with many questions of social policy about which I have strong preferences, different states are and should be free to come to different conclusions on the matter. I also believe that as more states elect to recognize gay marriage (particularly insofar as this is done by legislatures and ballot initiatives, rather than by courts) many of those who are currently uneasy with the idea of gay marriage will learn they have nothing to fear and opposition to gay marriage will slowly melt away.

The problem with the President’s position is that it cannot be reconciled with the Administration’s stance on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, he and the President concluded that the constitutionality of legal distinctions based upon sexual preference cannot be defended. In their view, because DOMA precludes federal recognition of same-sex marriages, it violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the Fifth Amendment. Further, according to Holder’s
statement, they concluded that no “reasonable” constitutional argument could be made in DOMA’s defense.

Yet if DOMA is unconstitutional under equal protection, which applies to the state and federal governments equally, then how could any state law barring recognition of same-sex marriages survive constitutional scrutiny? In other words, while the President says he believes that states should be allowed to reach “different conclusions at different times” on the question of same-sex marriage, the administration’s legal position is that a state’s refusal to treat opposite-sex and same-sex couples alike is unconstitutional. So while the President may say he’d like to leave this question to the states, that’s an option his administration has already taken off the table.


The Obama Economy: Running on Empty [Infographic]

President Obama's former doctor claims that the president lacks passion, feeling and humanity

In a revealing new book, The Amateur, author Edward Klein interviews President Barack Obama’s physician, Dr. David Scheiner, MD, who blasts the president’s health care plan and says that President Obama has an “academic detachment” that he could never break through.

The doctor fears that if the health care plan is “the failure” he believes it will be, because of runaway costs and other problems, then any health reform will be set back for years to come.

These are only a few of many reveals in Klein’s book, which makes the case that President Obama is not the political machine that people fear, but an amateur with a messianic complex who is completely out of his depth.
In an exclusive preview of The Amateur by Human Events, Obama’s longtime physician reveals the lack of humanity in Obama’s character and carelessness with which he enacted the entirely politicized health insurance reform, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called ObamaCare.


5 important facts about college students you need to know when campaigning for office

 The Presidential Election of 2012 could go down in history as one of the closest.  That's why I feel it is important to find out what makes certain segments of the electorate tick.  If you know what brands they like, what social media sights they like, and what apps they are downloading, you may have the upper hand when it comes to getting out the vote.  A very important class of voters are the college-age voters.  Folks many college students are first time voters and it is imperative that every political campaign learns how to target them, how to get them out to vote, and how to listen to them.  I recently ran across this study below that outlines what devices and brands are important to them.  Tap into their market and you may just end up with a flurry of first time voters that could put you over the edge and win your campaign.

Digital Media IX recently completed a study of 2,000 college students to try and discover what digital media, brands  and devices are important.

Here are the top insights from that research.

1. The Top 6 Social Networks for College Students

It was no surprise to see the top three of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter scoring above 60% usage. Facebook at 97% continues as expected to be the defacto social network of choice for almost all students.
The study also revealed that LinkedIn is important for senior year college students as they start considering a career.

Pinterest is still a girl thing with 55% of college women using it with only 5% of men on the visual social networking platform.

What I found surprising was Google+  at over 20% with women counting for 60% of the participants.
The top 6 Social Networks for College Students

2. How Students Engage with Brands

I wouldn’t be tearing down your website anytime soon if you want to engage with college students. It is still the primary digital platform that they visit to to obtain information. The Facebook page engagement is primarily limited to “likes” for entering a contest or to incentive.

Over 50% engage with a video, mostly through YouTube.

More than one-third of students download apps sponsored by a brand, high lighting the growing importance  of apps and mobile in engagement.

Twitter, though the least popular was revealed to be a powerful marketing medium with those that “Tweet” influencing a broad group of friends which amplifies the influence.
How Students Engage with Brands

3. Smart Phones

As expected the smart phone is the most important thing to carry around. What was surprising was the level of dominance the Apple iPhone has for this generation at 58% .

It also appears that the Blackberry (8%) has been usurped by HTC at 11%, with Samsung also rising in usage.

This survey reveals the power of the Apple brand for the younger generation.
The Impact of Smart Phones

4. Mobile Apps on Students Phones

In the survey college students identified 800 unique mobile apps but nine apps represented nearly half the responses (as listed below in the graphic).

The top three apps were Facebook, Twitter and weather. The rise of Instagram and Pinterest over the last 12 months was also evident.

As expected Sports apps were the favorite of men.

Mobile Apps on Students Phones 

5. The Top 10 Digital Brands for College Students

The pervasive influence of Apple is on display for all to see here with it ranking in three of the top five digital brands.

DigitalMediaIX developed the DMIX ratio (DMIX/R) to provide understanding of brands and how they are influenced by the various forms of digital media.

Also factored in were Facebook “likes,” Twitter Followers, and YouTube Channel Views, weighted to reflect their relative importance.

The Top 10 Digital Brands for College Students
You can view the top 50 digital brands at the Digital Media IX website

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chicago News Bench: "Blogs4Mitt" Unites Anti-Obama Bloggers

Chicago News Bench: "Blogs4Mitt" Unites Anti-Obama Bloggers

Spaced Out Liberals fall for fake ‘Women for Obama’ campaign poster

Spaced Out Liberals fall for fake ‘Women for Obama’ campaign poster

5th Edition of Election Law–Cases and Materials Off to Publisher

5th Edition of Election Law–Cases and Materials Off to Publisher

Lugar ousted: A victory for liberty and the US Constitution

Got this from The Election Law Blog

Jonathan Chiat:
The most important and alarming facet of Lugar’s defeat, and a factor whose importance is being overlooked at the moment, is one of the things Mourdock cited against him: Lugar voted to confirm two of Obama’s Supreme Court nominees. Obviously, Lugar would not have chosen to nominate an Elena Kagan or a Sonia Sotomayor. But he was following a longstanding practice of extending presidents wide ideological latitude on their Supreme Court picks. In the absence of corruption, lack of qualifications, or unusual ideological extremism, Democratic presidents have always been allowed to pick liberal justices, and Republican presidents conservative ones. That’s not a law. It’s just a social norm.
But the social norms that previously kept the parties from exercising power have fallen one by one. Under Obama’s presidency, Republicans have gone to unprecedented lengths to block completely uncontroversial appointments, paralyzing the government and using the power to paralyze government to nullify duly passed laws. It is bringing on an approaching crisis of American government.

Congratulations to Richard Mourdock and The Tea Party!!!!

Could the Woman Who Sent a Text Message Be Held Accountable for Causing Driver to Crash? Judge Napolitano Weighs In

They say the US is the most litigious society in the world.  No wonder with cases like this:

A new major legal ruling could have serious implications for anyone that uses a cell phone. David and Linda Kubert suffered horrific injuries when the driver of a pickup truck crashed into their motorcycle while responding to a text message. Now, a judge is deciding whether or not the woman who sent him the text message should also be held accountable. The crash victims’ attorney, Skippy Weinstein, says the woman should’ve been aware of the danger of texting someone who is driving.

On today’s Happening Now, Judge Napolitano said that it is clearly the driver’s fault because he was the one texting while driving. Although he knows Skippy Weinstein very well, he said that blaming the woman who texted the driver is a little over the top. “No one made him read the message when it was sent,” said Napolitano. <>

Must Read : Rules for Radicals Defeated: A Practical Guide for Defeating Obama/Alinsky Tactics

This book is a must read for anyone interested in defeating the leftist assault on our freedom.  Barack Obama was an ardent follower of Saul Alinsky and this book by Hedgpeth arms the conservative, tea partier, and libertarian with the ammunition to halt the assault.

Who was Alinsky? What is Rules for Radicals, and why should I care?

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Saul Alinsky

The days of traditional politics are over. Conservatives would be well served to abandon the acquiescent political hand wringing, and build the skill necessary to engage and defeat their opponents. In the age of Obama, politics has morphed into one part traditional political strategy mixed with one or more parts Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. We must find a way to defeat our opponents without becoming them. To defeat their morally bankrupt schemes it will be necessary to learn their tactics well. Simply learning their tactics and then turning them back on them, however, will make us no better than them. Instead, we must learn the tactics and the principles designed to defeat them.
The name Saul Alinsky seems to have been resurrected from obscurity in the past few years. He was a community organizer whose work ranged from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, and was most famous for his book Rules for Radicals, wherein he outlined a set of tactics for revolution. His goal was to empower the “Have-nots” in such a way that they could overpower the “Haves”, and create a new, fairer society. If it sounds a lot like Marxism to you, well, you’re not alone. Although his book has remained somewhat popular over the years, it was the emergence of Barack Obama on the national political scene that truly brought Alinsky back into the limelight; and even though he died in 1972, Rules for Radicals became the Bible for community organizers like Barack Obama. As you will see, the tactics taught in that book are both ruthless and effective.

Read more in the new AlinskyDefeater book here or by clicking on the book above the article.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (May 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475192037
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475192032

Keith Judd Prison Inmate gets 42% of the vote in West Virginia Primary.

Kevin Judd, a prison inmate at Beaumont correctional institution in Texas, received 42.52 % of the vote in the West Virginia primary.  His strongest support came from the coal counties which is a direct message to Obama:  "We don't like or want your policies in our state".  We now hope that this carries on in every state in the November 2012 general election.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Great article: The 140-Character-or-Less Campaign

Twitter now has the power to drive a politician's message and news coverage

For those seeking an example of the breakneck pace of the mounting political “call and response” attack cycle, 84 minutes may very well be a new benchmark.
It took a mere one hour and 24 minutes for Mitt Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom to mount a Twitter offensive against Hilary Rosen after the Democratic strategist’s incendiary remarks on CNN last month about Romney’s wife Ann never having worked “a day in her life.”

And the most salient point of all: as responses go, Fehrnstrom’s was slow.
Welcome to the digital democracy, where Twitter has become a veritable particle accelerator for news cycles and political battles. The social media platform has given way to a ceaseless torrent of inside-baseball minutiae and partisan nitpickery. It is the home of meaningless scooplets and high-profile dustups. It is, for better or worse, the center of the political conversation, and it is transforming the way political campaigns and those who cover them do business.

“What happens on Twitter does not stay on Twitter—it is not Las Vegas,” says Peter Greenberger, Twitter’s director of political ad sales in Washington, D.C. And if anyone in Washington has reason to smile these days, it’s him.

“It’s amazing. Rosen’s initial comment was on CNN, but within seconds it exploded on Twitter and you can watch as it grew and grew until it bounced off Twitter and landed on the morning shows, evening news and the front pages of newspapers across the country,” Greenberger recounts.

Part of the reason for Twitter’s accelerated importance in the zeitgeist of political coverage stems from its stunning growth over the past three years. Last March, the company announced that it had achieved 140 million active users, up from 100 million last fall. Every day, Twitter hosts roughly 340 million new tweets.

To put that in perspective, it took Twitter three years, two months and one day to serve up 1 billion tweets; it now does that volume every three days. The New York Times’ David Carr likened Twitter to “a river of data.” Still others compare it to a violent gusher. Call it what you will: The tweets will flow with or without you.

Your Treading on U.S. Mr. President….. BIG MISTAKE

Saw this on Voting American

Mr. President,
            Because you control the Media and what Americans read and hear on the news it seems you are under the illusion of being popular and unbeatable come November.  You Sir, have an awakening coming that will dwarf your wake up call from the 2010 Mid-term Elections.
          You see Mr. President We the People are fully awake and We Have Not Yet Begun to fight. Conservative Talk Radio Hosts and Conservative Bloggers have been busy these past 31/2 years alerting the American People to your real agenda all the while exposing your deceptions and lies.      
Mr. President, America will not go down without a fight and this is one fight you and your Marxist Comrades cannot win.

   It’s About Freedom Mr. President and when it comes to Freedom the American People have a Rich History of Victory !

You’ll be hearing from US on November 6th

Barack Obama Accused Of Treason At Mitt Romney Town Hall (VIDEO)

An awkward moment occurred at Mitt Romney's town hall event in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday when an audience member, in the process of asking him a question, asserted that President Barack Obama should be tried for treason. Romney remained silent during the question-and-answer session, only to say that he "of course" did not agree with the sentiment while greeting voters after the event.

Some California legislators bring arrest records to their campaigns

SACRAMENTO — It isn't enough these days for certain state lawmakers to defend their voting records when seeking reelection. Some also have to explain arrest records.

Within the last 20 months, five state legislators and one former state senator with active campaigns have been arrested on suspicion of crimes including drunk driving, perjury, voter fraud, shoplifting and trying to carry a loaded gun through airport security.

Not since the FBI sting known as Shrimpscam, which targeted influence peddling in the Capitol in the 1990s, have so many state lawmakers posed for booking photos in such a short span of time.


Why is the DHS buying 450 million rounds of hollow point bullets??

Is there a war coming we don't know about?  Are they expecting civil unrest? 

In a riveting interview on TruNews Radio, Wednesday, private investigator Doug Hagmann said high-level, reliable sources told him the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for “massive civil war” in America. 

ATK Secures .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE)

“Folks, we’re getting ready for one massive economic collapse,” Hagmann told TruNews host Rick Wiles.
“We have problems . . . The federal government is preparing for civil uprising,” he added, “so every time you hear about troop movements, every time you hear about movements of military equipment, the militarization of the police, the buying of the ammunition, all of this is . . . they (DHS) are preparing for a massive uprising.”
Hagmann goes on to say that his sources tell him the concerns of the DHS stem from a collapse of the U.S. dollar and the hyperinflation a collapse in the value of the world’s primary reserve currency implies to a nation of 311 million Americans, who, for the significant portion of the population, is armed.
It should be noted that this isn't the first time the DHS has purchased a large volume of Bullets.  In 2009 they purchased 200 million rounds.
And read this story: 

“We are Preparing for Massive Civil War,” Says DHS Informant

Read more: http://www.beaconequity.com/we-are-preparing-for-massive-civil-war-says-dhs-informant-2012-05-03/#ixzz1uD2znvVq

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Video: Innocents Betrayed The True Story of Gun Control

Are We Satisfied? No! RNC ad uses Obama’s own words against him (Video)

Obama thinks Americans are stupid. He has a point because he got 53% of the vote in 2008 and the fact he is even in contention to win this year means there are plenty of dumb people out there. Four years after the so called “historic” election of a Marxist (Obama), people speak out if they are better off now then before Obama. Listen to Obama and the people in their own words. Conservative Opposition Research

Video: Reagan Warned Us About Obama

Friday, May 4, 2012

Read our 6 keys to a killer online press release, and see an exact example to use for your campaign.

by Brett Payne, Political Insight

You want your message to get out. The press wants to hear your message. But they will always pay attention to the campaign who makes it easy for them to filter through the info and repurpose it for their TV station, newspaper, blog or radio air time. Like most things in life, there is a formula for how to provide press releases via the web that is very different from what campaigns may be used to. So lets look at that formula.

As I've worked with campaigns I've learned very quickly that they all know that they should do press releases, but very few actually know how. And if you don't know how, then all the time and effort to put one together is often lost because the release is never read. The secret is to manage your press releases online, which provides a format and container that simply needs to be updated and syndicated out when needed.

1.  Easy to keep up to date - Online press kits make updating a snap. You follow the structure, fill in every 'container' and you are ready to go. Your standard template includes your contact information, downloadable press kit, campaign summary, etc. In addition, you leave areas for the main content of the release, the highlighted points, associated images and other media. By providing all of these elements you are able to control the message (not just words, but media also) by providing all of the assets in one place.

2. Make them interactive
- Images and video are critical. Rather than depending on an overworked news agency to track down good media, just provide it for them. They'll appreciate you and put your press release at the top of the pile. And of course, make sure all your media is easy downloadable for them.

3. Contact Info just a click away
- Your template should include the contact information for the campaign, the press contact and the campaign manager. Give them full access to reach you for comment or for additional details.

4. Links instead of attach
- An online press kit should be indexed with search engines, but who has time to wait for that. You'll be getting this info to media outlets electronically, but don't make the mistake of attaching your press release via a pdf or any other method. Many email clients filter out emails with attachments that are from unknown sources, so don't risk it. Instead, always communicate with links to your assets that can easily be downloaded at will.

5. Keep organized
- This method is about simplifying your life. It's about less decisions and focus on content. Having your releases online helps you to force the message into a container that demands content. And if you don't have the content, you probably don't have a press release.

6. Attach a PDF of a general press kit - Each online release should also contain a downloadable PDF of the standard campaign press kit for use in other areas. Just upload the pdf to your site and provide a nice link on each press release.

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Video: Secret Service Escort in Vid Interview: I Could Have Gotten Any Information I Wanted About Obama

Dania Londono Suarez, the woman at the center of the Secret Service Colombia prostitution scandal, said Friday she could have gotten "any information" she wanted about President Barack Obama. “They are idiots,” she said. “They were protecting President Obama, and they didn’t see the magnitude of the problem.”

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Video: Karen Harrington For Congress at CPAC 2012

“4 Years Later, Race is Still Issue for Some Voters”

“4 Years Later, Race is Still Issue for Some Voters”

Thursday, May 3, 2012

CBS: House Oversight Committee to take first steps on contempt charge against Holder on Fast & Furious

posted at 10:41 am on May 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The fight between House Republicans, the Department of Justice, and the White House over Operation Fast and Furious will escalate this morning, according to CBS News.  The House Oversight Committee will take the first steps to charging Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress over continued stonewalling of demands for documentation and testimony on the disastrous ATF operation that led to the death of at least one Border Patrol agent and hundreds of people in Mexico:

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