Are You a Racist? Watch This Video And Find Out

August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm (Are You a Racist?, Barack Obama, Black and Right, Conservative, President Obama, Racism, Racist)

I watched this video, and found out that I’m a red hot, scalding, seventh circle of hell, racist.

Are you?

Check out this video from Black and Right…

(h/t Michelle Malkin)

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Ad Rips Gillibrand’s Attack on Religious Freedom

August 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm (Catholic, Contraception, Kirsten Gillibrand, National Horizon, New York, Super PAC, Wendy Long, Women)

Earlier this week National Horizon, an Arizona-based Super PAC, announced it would be running ads in New York supporting GOP Sen. candidate Wendy Long.  The ad can be seen below.

The new video attacks liberal Kirsten Gillibrand’s unwavering support of President Obama in his battle with the Catholic church and their leaders.  The battle stems from Obama’s attack on religious freedom, specifically regarding the healthcare overhaul’s inclusion of a contraception mandate.

The line has been drawn.  Wendy Long supports religious freedom.  Kirsten Gillibrand supports government controls that force the Catholic church to go against it’s teachings.

Where do you stand?

Here is the transcript of the ad:

“Obamacare demands people of faith compromise on core beliefs. The issue isn’t abortion, it’s religious freedom – what Cardinal Dolan calls a radical intrusion into a church’s ability to teach, serve and sanctify its own.”

“Sadly, Kirsten Gillibrand stands with Barack Obama against over 400 Catholic leaders who oppose this attack on religious freedom. It’s time for a senator who shares your values: Wendy Long.”

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Charlie Rangel on Biden’s "Chains" Comment: "You Bet Your Ass He Was" Talking About Slavery

August 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm (Back in Chains, Charlie Rangel, Joe Biden, New York, Racism, Slavery, Stupid, Virginia)

Looks like Joe Biden’s remarks to a predominantly black crowd in Virginia that the Romney/Ryan ticket wants to put “y’all back in chains” has another critic – Democrat Charlie Rangel.

Rangel attacked the racial tone of the comment, the vernacular Biden chose, and declared the comments were indeed about slavery. 

Rangel also concluded, “You bet your ass it was stupid”.

This is a direct counter to the claims Biden and Obama have made since the remarks raised eyebrows a couple of weeks ago.

Via Politicker:

After Vice President Joe Biden infamously told an audience that Mitt Romney is “going to unchain Wall Street,” and concluded they are “going to put y’all back in chains,” Mr. Romney’s campaign cried foul. This was an obvious and unfair allusion to slavery, Mr. Romney’s surrogates argued.

Well, count veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel among Mr. Biden’s critics on the Democratic side of the aisle.

“The Vice President said he’s going to put “y’all in chains,” Mr. Rangel told The Perez Notes in a recent free-wheeling interview. “Was he talking about slavery? You bet your ass he was. Was he using the vernacular? Yes, he was. Did he think it was cute? Yes, he did. Was it something stupid to say? You bet your life it was stupid.”

“It was something if a black had said it, we would have been laughing, because we would know deep down they may be beating the hell out of us, but they ain’t thinking about putting us into any chains,” he added.

Will pressure from his own side prompt an apology from the vice-president?

Watch the video below (about 3:00 in)…

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Gillibrand Continues to Lie About Off the Sidelines

August 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm (Alex Wagner, Campaign Contributions, Democrats, Glen Caplin, Kirsten Gillibrand, MSNBC, New York, Off the Sidelines, Republicans, Senate, Wendy Long, Women)

New York Republicans are still waiting to hear Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand name a single Republican who has benefited from her ‘Off the Sidelines’ website. Seems like they’ll be waiting a little longer, too.

Despite the claim that Republican women have been helped by the site – claims made by Gillibrand herself – nobody from the Democrat’s campaign has been willing to offer any proof.  As such, her opponent Wendy Long, has challenged Gillibrand to put her campaign money where her mouth is.

A year after being caught by the Buffalo News misleading voters about her Off the Sidelines campaign, Kirsten Gillibrand is at it again.  This time, she is trying to represent the organization as a bipartisan social organization rather than exactly what it is: a front for Gillibrand for Senate.

On MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner, Gillibrand said, “I’ve been doing it nationwide, trying to get more women, Democrats, Republicans, all women, to again, hold their elected leaders accountable, vote, and hopefully run for office. They just need to be asked.”
 
U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long said, “The question remains, can Senator Gillibrand name a single Republican woman who “Off the Sidelines” aka Gillibrand for Senate has assisted?”

In response to inquiries, Gillibrand spokesman Glen Caplin said, “I’m not going to comment on a clear distortion of reality and the facts.”

This is the same Glen Caplin that told the Buffalo News on July 5, 2011 that “Off the Sidelines is not meant to be a fundraising venture, but rather an attempt to inspire women to get involved politically.”

This is the same Glen Caplin, who in the same article said, “It is very transparent that it is Gillibrand for Senate.” And then just days later following scrutiny from The Buffalo News updated the Off the Sidelines site to clarify that it was a Gillibrand project, and that donations were going directly to Senator Gillibrand.

“The only distortion is the con job Kirsten Gillibrand continues to perpetuate by falsely representing that Off the Sidelines is anything but a front for Gillibrand for Senate,” said Wendy Long.

Added Long, “Gillibrand should take down the site and turnover these proceeds raised under false pretenses to an organization dedicated to advancing all women, not just Kirsten Gillibrand.”

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Breaking: Several People Shot Outside Empire State Building, Gunman Dead

August 24, 2012 at 10:51 am (Empire State Building, Gun Control, Mayor Bloomberg, New York, Shooting, Violence)

Several people have been shot outside the Empire State building this morning.  Some reports indicate that as many as 10 people have been injured, while the gunman has been reportedly shot dead by police.

According to the AP:

Law enforcement officials in New York City say at least four people have been shot outside the Empire State Building in violence that stemmed from a workplace dispute, and that the gunman has been killed by police.

Police say as many as 10 people were injured, but it is unclear how many of them were hit by bullets.

The shooting happened at about 9 a.m. Friday at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Fox News has reported that the workplace dispute was a result of the shooter being fired just yesterday.

Sky News video indicates that two people have been confirmed dead, one of them being the shooter.

Before Bloomberg gets on his soapbox in 3… 2… 1… please keep in mind what instruments were used by police to stop the shooter.  Violence doesn’t end in a situation like this until the law-abiding folks with guns show up to stop the killing.

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Lance Armstrong to Be Banned For Life From Cycling

August 24, 2012 at 9:00 am (Anti-Doping, Cycling, Doping, France, Lance Armstrong, Sports, Steroids, Tour de France, USADA)

The heartwarming feel-good sports story of the past couple of decades closes on a rather depressing note today.

Lance Armstrong has abandoned the fight against doping charges during his incredible cycling career between 1999-2005.

The man who overcame life-threatening testicular cancer to do the unthinkable, winning seven straight Tours de France, will be stripped of his titles and banned from the sport of cycling for life.

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart says the agency will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.

Armstrong on Thursday night dropped any further challenges to USADA’s allegations that he took performance-enhancing drugs to win cycling’s premier event from 1999-2005.

Armstrong says USADA doesn’t have the authority to vacate his Tour titles. However, Tygart told The Associated Press that USADA can do it.

Armstrong will continue to say that this is not an admission of guilt, but rather a desire to avoid an arbitration process he deems unfair.  But the evidence suggests otherwise.

The 40-year-old Armstrong walked away from the sport in 2011 without being charged after a two-year federal criminal investigation into many of the same accusations he faces from USADA. The federal probe was closed in February, but USADA announced in June it had evidence Armstrong used banned substances and methods — and encouraged their use by teammates. The agency also said it had blood tests from 2009 and 2010 that were “fully consistent” with blood doping.

Tygart added:

“It is a sad day for all of us who love sport and athletes,” Tygart said. “It’s a heartbreaking example of win at all costs overtaking the fair and safe option. There’s no success in cheating to win.”

It is indeed a sad day in sports, and yet another reminder that holding athletes up to heroic standards has its perils.  Nobody – nobody can be assumed clean during the steroid era in sports.

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Forecasters That Have Correctly Predicted Every Election Since 1980 Says Romney In a Landslide

August 24, 2012 at 7:05 am (2012 Election, Boulder, Colorado, Electoral College, Electoral Map, Kenneth Bickers, Mitt Romney, President Obama, University of Colorado Boulder)

We’ve been saying this here for months now.  Despite the polls that the mainstream media will release, despite the distractions that Democrats will try to create, and despite this perception of the President as so cool and intellectual that he can’t lose, Mitt Romney will be the new President of the United States come November.

This according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder (h/t Gateway Pundit):

A University of Colorado analysis of state-by-state factors leading to the Electoral College selection of every U.S. president since 1980 forecasts that the 2012 winner will be Mitt Romney.

The key is the economy, say political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver. Their prediction model stresses economic data from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, including both state and national unemployment figures as well as changes in real per capita income, among other factors.

“Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble,” said Bickers, also director of the CU in DC Internship Program.

According to their analysis, President Barack Obama will win 218 votes in the Electoral College, short of the 270 he needs. And though they chiefly focus on the Electoral College, the political scientists predict Romney will win 52.9 percent of the popular vote to Obama’s 47.1 percent, when considering only the two major political parties.

“For the last eight presidential elections, this model has correctly predicted the winner,” said Berry.

The moral of the story here:  Don’t believe the hype.  Republicans and conservatives have the enthusiasm factor on their side.  Just look at what happened with Scott Walker in Wisconsin to see evidence of this.  Look at what happened when liberals tried to squash free speech with the Chick-Fil-A story.  A sleeping giant woke up in 2010, and they’ll be finishing the job in 2012.

Romney will be the winner in November.

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