Dana Loesch asked McCaskill about an allegation that her husband made deals in the Senate Dining Room. WOW. And McCaskill accused Dana of being an operative of Akin ROFLMAO
ALso posted at Stixblog
also posted at Stixblog
I see that this email has been making it around the Blogosphere. I also got it in 2 of my email accounts. But to put it bluntly, conservatives and especially those of us that live in the Socialist state of Chicago (Illinois to others), knew that the WON would be a total disaster. He barely showed up for the IL legislature and voted for extremely liberal bills when he did.
I am sick and tired of politics!
Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of tension over politics, and that division has intruded into my relationship with family and friends — particularly now with the upcoming election.
In 2008, I voted for Obama. That was my right — I am a good person and I voted for him for good reasons. But that decision has created stress between some of us, and that has been hurtful. Yes, sometimes I have thrown Obama in your face and I am sorry about that — I truly am.
Here is the thing. I don’t think you are stupid because you voted for McCain in ’08, and I’m not stupid because I voted for Barack Obama. We both want our country to go in the right direction, but we just have a difference of opinion as to what that direction is, and I’m entitled to my opinion.
I didn’t vote for Obama because of all the “hope and change” stuff. I voted for him because I could relate to him on so many levels and I trusted him. If this guy were my neighbor, I would give him the key to my house. I admire the fact that from his very difficult childhood and struggles rose a candidate for president of the Untied States — and an African-American with an unusual name!
I could relate to his desire to help people who most need it, to help the poor and elderly, children without medical care, and women in need. It seems like Republicans want to cut the important things people need most, and help the rich get richer. I feel like Republicans think Obama supporters are stupid.
I was excited that Obama was going to end the policies of George Bush. I have to tell you, I really didn’t like George Bush, and though I still feel that way about him, after four years it’s not as clear to me why.
But Obama against McCain, that was easy. Obama is more like me, energetic, young, loves his family.
I got a glimpse of the Obama motorcade on arrival for the debates here in Denver, and that was cool — though it held up a lot of traffic, which was not cool.
I watched this year’s first presidential debate closely and was disappointed in Obama. I found him depressing.
However, the Barack Obama I saw in the second debate the other night is the Obama I voted for in ’08!
He was “hitting on all cylinders” as Dad would say … but he wouldn’t about Obama, would he.
I woke up Wednesday morning feeling invigorated. I had a chance to talk about the debate with friends, and some agreed with me. That was “the real Obama” seemed to be the consensus, but my two best friends didn’t share my enthusiasm.
Later in the day, I ran into some friends who agreed that Obama won the debate — but they had some harsh criticism. One of my colleagues at the University said to me that she felt betrayed, like she had been tricked into voting for Obama the first time. A guy friend was much more callous, saying that he was now convinced that Obama was a phony and a liar.
These two people were Obama’s biggest fans in ’08. Did they watch the same debate I watched Tuesday?
Last night I had the uneasy feeling that something wasn’t right, something was out of place. After all the good vibes with the debate, I now find myself wondering if Obama was sincere, or if what I heard was just talk aimed at “emotional women,” like I’m not smart enough to vote on what I think rather than how I feel.
And the more I think about all his comments Tuesday night, against the backdrop of the reality that things have gotten much worse in the last four years, not better as he seemed to claim, I’m not sure I trust Obama anymore. I’m more concerned now than I was in ’08.
I think that Obama is still a good person and he wanted to do good things, but I’m bothered by the fact that he didn’t take responsibility for where our economy is now. That troubles me the most. It seems like he hasn’t grown into the job and hasn’t done much of anything he said he would do, and he’s still blaming George Bush. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed citizens and poor families has grown a lot.
So why am I writing you?
I know Mitt Romney is a genuine person who really does love his family, who really does care about people from all walks of life. Part of me doesn’t like the fact that part of me likes Romney! I am conflicted. I’m not writing to say that I am voting for Romney, but I have decided not to vote for Obama.
Don’t tell Dad or I’ll never hear the end of it!
I do agree with some of what she says though, if this is real. I do believe that Obama and Democrats think that they are doing what is best for the country, and are not evil or stupid. But they misunderstand the economy, how the world works and oblivious to history.
I am glad she is voting for Mittens, but most of us knew how much of a failure Obama was and would be , but the White Guilt and the vote for the First Black President overtook reality and people voted with emotion. Which is never a good idea.
Also posted at Stix Blog
Eagle Daily Investor – Central bank monetary policy-easing measures in the United States and elsewhere around the world are raising concerns about inflation and causing investors to begin taking a shine to gold. One fund that I recommended in my Successful Investing newsletter on June 1 is the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD).
The fund is up more than 7% since I recommended it and I expect GLD to rise further in the weeks and months ahead. You do not need to worry about liquidity when investing in GLD, since it is one of the biggest funds in the world with almost $75 billion in assets.
GLD is intended to offer investors a way to participate in the gold bullion market, without the necessity of taking physical delivery of gold. The launch of the SPDR Gold Shares was aimed at lowering barriers, such as access, custody, and transaction costs, which previously had deterred certain investors from buying gold.
Townhall Finance – One of the latent issues of the 2012 presidential race is a referendum on the Bernanke Fed. If Romney is in, Bernanke is out. Jeffrey Bell, a colleague at American Principles In Action and a high octane analyst, observes, “It is crucial for Romney to invite Mr. Bernanke’s resignation immediately upon his inauguration rather than allowing him to serve out the remaining year of his term. There are substantial lags between changes in monetary policy, their effects on the financial markets, and their even later impact on the real economy. By replacing Bernanke immediately Romney would seize an invaluable opportunity to front-load an economic growth turbocharger, reaping dividends during his first administration….”
Pledging to replace Bernanke immediately during the campaign could dominate a news cycle. And the idea is not far afield. On October 1, in Romney Bashing Bernanke Rejects Adviser Mankiw’s Policy Views , Bloomberg News’s Joshua Zumbrun quietly dropped one of the biggest scoops of 2012:
Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) — Mitt Romney is shunning the monetary policy views of one of his top advisers, Harvard University’s Greg Mankiw, who has expressed support for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his record stimulus.Instead, the Republican presidential candidate has criticized the Fed in ways that echo the opinions of another adviser, John Taylor. The Stanford University professor and former Treasury Department official has said the Fed’s large- scale asset purchases risk debasing the dollar while failing to alleviate unemployment.
PCWorld – Whenever Microsoft releases a new desktop operating system, users inevitably ponder the purchase or assembly of a new system. Although Windows 8’s controversial interface changes and obvious accommodations for mobile hardware may cause die-hard desktop users to approach the new OS with trepidation, Windows 8 offers many enhancements worth an upgrade.
First and foremost, Windows 8 is streamlined to perform well on lower-end hardware than its most recent predecessors. Its minimum requirements are similar to Windows 7, but Windows 8 uses less memory, consumes less disk space, and its UI elements aren’t as graphically rich.
Windows 8 also leverages most GPUs to accelerate more OS elements in hardware than does Windows 7. All of these changes in Windows 8 culminate in an operating system that simply doesn’t need high-end hardware to run well.
Knowing that, we set out to build a speedy Windows 8-ready system for under $500. With such a limited budget, dedicating a significant amount of money to any single component isn’t a possibility. With the right balance though, half a grand should be plenty of cash to put together a nice Windows 8 system with minimal compromise.
Choosing our components
Let’s get what’s probably going to be the most controversial decision out of the way first: The heart of our sub-$500 Windows 8 system is an AMD A8-3870K APU, or Accelerated Processing Unit (basically a CPU + GPU combo). The 3870K sports a quad-core CPU running at 3.0GHz and an integrated, on-die Radeon HD 6000 series GPU.
We chose this APU for a few reasons. First off, even though Intel’s desktop processors offer better overall performance, AMD’s integrated GPUs are superior to Intel graphical processors in terms of performance, compatibility, and driver support. The A8-3870K’s four CPU cores may not be as fast as Intel’s most affordable quad-core processor, but they’re plenty fast for Windows 8 and compete well enough with similarly priced Intel processors.