Apparently, the ABC affiliate in Denver experienced some confusion over the title of the General David Petraeus biography, All In.
On a graphic used during discussion about CIA director David Petraeus and his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, the news station mistakenly used an image with the title All Up In My Snatch – The Education or General David Petraeus.
Via America Blog:
A reader just sent me something that I didn’t believe. Then he sent me a photo. Then he sent me a video. Then I found a comment on ABC Denver’s Web site from another viewer who saw the same thing. So now I’m printing it.
In a piece on the 5pm news about now-resigned CIA director David Petraeus and his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, ABC News’ Denver affiliate put a photo of the biography on the screen, but the book had an awfully odd name.
The Denver station has since confirmed the image did indeed appear in their broadcast, but says a reporter mistakenly grabbed a photoshopped image from the internet.
… when the 7NEWS reporter went on the Internet to get an image of the book cover, the reporter mistakenly grabbed a Photoshopped image that said, “All Up In My Snatch.”
As such a photo is difficult to locate in a search, it would appear that somebody at the ABC affiliate was caught making an obscene joke about the affair, and it somehow made its way to broadcast.
The image can be seen below…
Let the Fraud Begin: Colorado Voting Machines Stealing Votes, Absentee Ballot Issues Reported in Iowa
The last time there was a brutal get out the vote fight amongst Presidential candidates, Democrats resorted to trickery, pulling out all stops in an effort to get their candidate elected – as evidenced on page 54 of the 2004 Colorado Election Manual:
“If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a pre-emptive strike…“
And thus the pre-emptive strikes have already begun … in Colorado no less.
… it is troubling that we are hearing numerous reports of voting machines recording votes intended for Romney as votes for Obama.
Colorado’s KRDO NewsChannel 13 reports that the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is investigating after more than a dozen Pueblo voters say voting machines switched their pick from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama.
One Romney voter, told KRDO that when she hit the touchscreen for Romney, a check mark appeared next to Obama’s name. She said she asked for help to fix the problem, but still feels unsure about her vote:
“I wonder where my vote really counted,” she said.
And there, in a nutshell, is why ensuring the integrity of the voting process is so vital. There is no worse feeling than being unsure if your vote really counted.
The problems don’t end there, as another key state, Iowa, is providing some disturbing reports.
From the Des Moines Register:
“Muscatine resident Craig White says a Democratic campaign worker somehow gave his 75-year-old mother the impression that it was OK for her to sign his name on an absentee ballot request form when he wasn’t home…”
“Elsewhere, reports of unauthorized absentee ballot paperwork have led to an investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Floyd County Attorney Normand Klemesrud, a Democrat, said the DCI is checking into cases in his county in which someone allegedly filled out the request paperwork for an absentee ballot without the voter’s consent or knowledge…”
“The DCI has approached paid Democratic Party staff to ask questions about allegations of unauthorized requests for absentee ballots in Floyd County, a party official confirmed. Norm Sterzenbach, the party’s executive director, said a DCI agent spoke briefly to three workers at the Organizing for America office in Charles City. The party’s attorneys then contacted the agent “and said if you need to talk to … any of our employees, have those conversations with our attorneys,” Sterzenbach said…”
ABC also added these comments:
“It is concerning to hear of cases of unauthorized absentee ballot paperwork being turned in by the Democrats in Iowa,” RNC Communications Director in Iowa Tom Szold wrote in a statement to ABC News. “Integrity of elections are critical and a full investigation of these irregularities should be conducted.”
The RNC has responded by submitting a letter to Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz. It reads:
Dear Secretary Schultz,
On behalf of the Republican National Committee, I am writing to express concern with what appears to be illegal activity involving Democratic and Obama campaign operatives engaged in absentee ballot canvassing. We understand that the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations is investigating this matter. We request the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office do all it can to further that investigation and to ensure that any illegal activity conducted by Democratic operatives does not taint the fairness of the 2012 general election.
According to reputable media reports, Democratic operatives allegedly encouraged elderly persons to fill out and falsely sign absentee ballot requests for other family members.
Additionally, the same reports suggest that Democratic operatives themselves may have even falsely filled out and submitted absentee ballot requests without the permission of the Iowa voters on whose behalf the requests were submitted. As the Des Moines Register reported, “the [Department of Criminal Investigations] has approached paid Democratic Party staff to ask questions about allegations of unauthorized requests for absentee ballots in Floyd County . . . .” DCI agents have also spoken “to three workers at the Organizing for America office in Charles City.” The Iowa Democratic Party has now asked DCI to have conversations only with Democratic Party attorneys.
Fair and open elections are vital to our democracy. And the alleged conduct of Democratic and Obama operatives, if true, is highly disconcerting. Please keep us informed of the steps you are taking to ensure this alleged illegal activity does not affect the integrity of the election.
The integrity of the election needs to be preserved – on both sides of the aisle.
Fox News is blaming the latest Obama gaffe on being rattled from last night’s debate performance.
A Rattled Obama After Debate: Let’s ‘Export More Jobs’
President Obama misspoke in a speech at Kent State Univeristy, saying “I want to see us export more jobs,” a line likely to become immediate fodder for his opponent, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Quickly realizing he made the mistake, Obama corrected himself: “I want to see us export more jobs, export more products – excuse me.”
But this is actually the second time in a little over a week that the President said he wanted to ‘export jobs’.
In Kent, Ohio on the 27th, this happened:
At a rally at Kent State University in Ohio, President Obama accidentally came out in favor of outsourcing before quickly correcting himself. “I want to see us more jobs —export more products, excuse me,” Obama said. “I was channeling my opponent there for a moment.”
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.
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.
A couple of nights ago, an 8-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome and her father tried to get into an Obama campaign event to see the President. As a reporter from KJCT in Colorado explains, that little girl’s dreams were crushed.
The problem started when Obama, who is notorious for showing up late to events, actually began his speech an hour early, finishing before he was even scheduled to begin.
Because of Alana Wenger’s health issues, warm weather can be difficult for her to cope with, prompting her father to wait a little later to stand in line for the event. By then, the President was speaking and the doors had been closed.
Upon arriving at the security entrance, the two were denied entry without explanation as to why.
Worse, after the denial, a “prominent” Democrat was whisked right into the event, despite the Secret Service saying that “nobody” would be allowed entry due to security risks.
The report (seen below) starts with this statement:
“An eight year old’s dreams were crushed when she wasn’t let in to see President Obama speak at Grand Junction High School…”
We’re looking now at a net loss of about 700 jobs.
CH2M Hill was granted roughly $2 billion in stimulus funds to clean up the Hanford nuclear waste site. The company used that money to setup a job fair and hire nearly 1,300 new employees. When the stimulus money ran out, so did the ability to employ those same workers – and then some. An announcement in January of last year predicted 1,600 people would be unemployed by September.
At the beginning of April, CH2M Hill received more government funding, this time in the form of a $1.3 million grant to assist those who were laid off.
To make matters worse, the President of the company, John Lehew, had to address rumors of even more layoffs in April. Those rumors transitioned to reality this past week…
The Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council has been notified that 67 workers it represents will lose their jobs at Hanford as a result of a planned layoff by CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.
In addition, 28 people responded to a request for volunteers for layoffs, bringing the total job cuts for workers represented by HAMTC to 95.
The layoffs have been expected. CH2M Hill announced in April that it would cut up to 400 union and nonunion positions in two phases. In the first phase, 58 employees were laid off in June.
That leaves up to about 340 layoffs possible in September, when the second phase of the job reduction will occur. The potential 340 layoffs include the 95 workers represented by HAMTC.
Nowhere is the reality of wasteful stimulus spending more readily apparent than in the case of a company like CH2M Hill. Jobs created by environmental cleanup projects and infrastructure spending, while a good idea at heart, are nothing more than temporary fixes that will not remedy the economic crisis.
We keep hearing about these companies that received millions in stimulus funding, but only created a certain amount of jobs at an exorbitant amount. Yet CH2M Hill continues to fly under the radar, receiving billions in funding to actually lose hundreds of jobs.
Why has CH2M escaped serious scrutiny? Perhaps it is the significant donations and lobbying efforts they have doled out, targeting key Democrats in charge of the stimulus. Perhaps it is the no-bid contracts, the influence they had in shaping the stimulus, or the revolving door of employees and White House administrative positions that have allowed them to continue their dominance in procuring government funding.
The Denver Post has created a web page devoted to the heroes of the Aurora shooting. Not simply a memorial for those who died as a result of the tragedy, but also including stories of people who put their own lives in danger to help others. Many people from all walks of life became heroes that horrifying day.
What would I do?
When the lights go down in a movie theater, you are alone, even in the crowd.
Please be quiet. Silence your cellphone.
The room smells of popcorn butter, and your shoes stick to the floor. But the surroundings drift away as the images onscreen spool into your imagination and the sound effects vibrate into your rib cage. The accelerating story takes you along. That’s the point, isn’t it? To escape?
From practically the opening scene of “The Dark Knight Rises,” pretend guns fire and actors shriek, a classic slam-bang opener.
But then, during a quiet scene, the sound of gunshots — suddenly, confusingly — comes alive again in theater 9 at the Century Aurora 16. Bullets rip into the air. Innocents scream. The gunman shouts. The wounded wail out. The bloodshed is real.
What would I do?
Watch the video below…
We’ve seen many a politician and Hollywood liberal elite view the Colorado shooting massacre as an opportunity to voice their opinions on gun control. Time Magazine even suggested there is “nothing wrong with politicizing” the tragedy.
Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame was no different in arguing against the Second Amendment right to bear arms via Twitter, but took the conversation to a new low.
Alexander went beyond any reasonable counterpoint, going off on a tangent against the Tea Party which included claims that they’re okay with allowing the government to ‘enslave our citizens’.
One caveat – The citizens he is referring to only consist of ‘liberals, homosexuals, and Democrats’.
Alexander’s entire rant can be seen here, but here is the relevant excerpt below:
And amazingly, I have some minor agreement with these folks. I believe there are evil forces at play in our government. But I call them corporatists. I call them absolutists. I call them the kind of ideologues from both sides, but mostly from the far right who swear allegiance to unelected officials that regardless of national need or global conditions, are never to levy a tax. That they are never to compromise or seek solutions with the other side. That are to obstruct every possible act of governance, even the ones they support or initiate. Whose political and social goal is to marginalize the other side, vilify and isolate them with the hope that they will surrender, go away or die out.
These people believe that the US government is eventually going to go street by street and enslave our citizens. Now as long as that is only happening to liberals, homosexuals and democrats – no problem. But if they try it with anyone else – it’s going to be arms-ageddon and these committed, God-fearing, brave souls will then use their military-esque arsenal to show the forces of our corrupt government whats-what. These people think they meet the definition of a “militia”. They don’t. At least not the constitutional one. And, if it should actually come to such an unthinkable reality, these people believe they would win. That’s why they have to “take our country back”. From who? From anyone who doesn’t think like them or see the world like them. They hold the only truth, everyone else is dangerous. Ever meet a terrorist that doesn’t believe that? Just asking.
Then there are the folks who write that if everyone in Colorado had a weapon, this maniac would have been stopped. Perhaps. But I do believe that the element of surprise, tear gas and head to toe kevlar protection might have given him a distinct edge. Not only that, but a crowd of people firing away in a chaotic arena without training or planning – I tend to think that scenario could produce even more victims.
It’s not very often that the media focuses on good, heart-warming news in any situation, let alone a tragedy the likes of the Colorado movie-theater shooting. We tend to focus on the bad news, the shocking news on a daily basis, overlooking feel-good stories because they are ‘boring’.
Guilty as charged here as well.
While the media will be focusing intensely on the story, background, and motive of the shooter in Aurora, despite none of it really mattering to the outcome, it’s certainly nice to see stories of heroism.
Michelle Malkin explains it best when she posted a column focusing solely on the victims…
Many TV viewers have e-mailed their frustration with news outlets running wall-to-wall coverage and photos of the alleged Aurora movie theater shooter. They don’t want to see his face. They don’t want to keep seeing his name.
I share that sentiment completely. While law enforcement officials have not yet released a public list of victims, friends and family members are spreading word on social media about the loved ones they have lost.
Please click on the link to read profiles, see photos, and hear memories of the 12 innocent lives taken by a pure act of evil.
Another aspect of heroism I wanted to share with you today is the story of three men who lost their lives taking a bullet for their girlfriends.
It’s a scenario that as men, we’ve all played out in our minds at some point or another – If ever there were a situation in which we had to sacrifice our lives for the life of our wife or girlfriend, we would do so without a second thought. We all like to think we would do that. But would we if the situation presented itself? Would shock and fear overcome our bodies and minds, or would we react quickly, without hesitation to shield our loved ones from harm?
We may hope so, but these three men did. And because of that, their girlfriends all survived the massacre in Colorado.
Via the Daily News:
Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them.
In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery.
Blunk’s girlfriend, Jansen Young; McQuinn’s girlfriend, Samantha Yowler; and Teves’ gal pal Amanda Lindgren made it out of the bloodbath — but they would have been killed had it not been for the loves of their lives.
Please take time to read the rest of the couple’s bittersweet stories…