Because of redistricting, this guy is in a tight race but birtherism? I guess approving of dog fights wasn’t enough.
‘The latest GOPer to dabble in the ridiculous fantasy that President Obama wasn’t actually born in the United States: Rep. Steve King (R-IA)’.
‘During a tele-townhall meeting late last week, King was asked about his views on whether President Obama is a natural-born American citizen. The Iowa Congressman noted that his staff had investigated the matter and found birth announcements in the two Hawaii newspapers the week after Obama’s birth. However, King went on to float the absurd notion that his parents “might’ve announced that by telegram from Kenya.”
KING: “We went down into the Library of Congress and we found a microfiche there of two newspapers in Hawaii each of which had published the birth of Barack Obama. It would have been awfully hard to fraudulently file the birth notice of Barack Obama being born in Hawaii and get that into our public libraries and that microfiche they keep of all the newspapers published. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some other explanations on how they might’ve announced that by telegram from Kenya. The list goes on. But drilling into that now, even if we could get a definitive answer and even if it turned out that Barack Obama was conclusively not born in America, I don’t think we could get that case sold between now and November”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/08/01/619371/steve-king-birther/
Hank Williams is pretty much a jerk but if ANYONE doesn’t start humming ‘Are you ready for some football’ with Hank singing in their head, well………………..If it looks like football. And it sounds like football………………..It must be Hank Williams singing Are You Ready For Some Football?
Preseason doesn’t mean squat but it’s the hope of maybe getting to the Super Bowl so…
In preseason we get to see Matt and Peyton in the first two games in Seattle. And then KC and Oakland.
Seattle has an easier year this year. Still have to travel to Toronto for Buffalo and Miami but other then a couple of central States – Chicago, Detroit, Carolina, St Louis, they go to Phoenix and Candlestick Park. So a really, really lite travel year. And the really only two upper class teams they play are Green Bay and New England and both at home.
So all in all this should be the year to make the run.
HUGE question at running back and QB.
I’m going 7-9 again or maybe an 8-8.
NFC – East
NY Giants 9-7 – My Division Pick #2
2 Super Bowls under Eli so Peyton might be the older brother but is no longer the better brother. Giants got better at reciever and defense. They’ll run less and pass more but still be THE blue collar team.
Philadelphia 8-8 – My Division Pick #1
Last year started off as a ‘Dream’ and went right to a nightmare. But they righted the ship, got healthy and this year added to the defense. While staying healthy and having healthy backs and recievers, let Vick be Vick.
Dallas 8-8 – My Division Pick #4
Rebuilding year. I still think they have the wrong QB.
Washington 5-11- My Division Pick #3
RG3. He got a bunch of players to go to Waco in 101 degree temps TO PRACTICE! Ummm………….Will that make their running game better? Will that make their defense better? Will that make their passing game better? Washington is the wild card in the NFC East.
NFC – North
Green Bay 15-1 – My Division Pick #1
15-1 and lose in the opening round of the Playoffs? That’s gotta suck.
Detroit 10-6 – My Division Pick #4
Most of the team will be in jail or court instead on on the field.
Chicago 8-8 – My Division Pick #2
Can you say Cutler, Marshall and Jeffery?
Minnesota 3-13 – My Division Pick #3
Stkill a big QB question here.
New Orleans 13-3 My Division Pick #1
Even with ALL the turmoil. Drew Brees.
Atlanta 10-6 My Division Pick #2
A lot of coaching changes – good ones. And having Matt Ryan as your QB doesn’t hurt.
Carolnia 6-10 My Division Pick #3
Newton was an unknown last year. Not this year. And they had a good running game. Two years in a row?
Tampa Bay 4-12 – My Division Pick #4
They’ll be better because I don’t think they could get worse.
San Francisco 13-3 My Division Pick #1
The other teams have too many questions to answer.
Arizona 8-8 My Division Pick #2
And that was while trying to decide who would be their starting QB.
Seattle 7-9 My Division Pick #3
Jackson ISN’T their QB. Flynn or Wilson. Likely Flynn. Lynch is going to be a problem – off field.
St. Louis 2-14 – My Division Pick #4
Another wild card. I like Fisher. A lot! So along with a lot of revamping and one of the best QB’s – who knows.
New England 13-3 My Division Pick #1
Don’t see any reason not to pick them.
NY Jests 8-9 M Division Pick – #3
Tebow is a distraction from developing a good QB in Sanchez.
Miami 6-10 – My Division Pick #4
Buff will squeak by them.
Buffalo 6-10 My Division Pick #2
Fitzpartick COULD give Brady a run.
Baltimore 12-4 My Division Pick #2
Too many off season changes and still too many to fill.
Pittsburgh 12=4 My Division Pick @1
And I don’t even like Pittsburgh.
Cincinnati 9-7 My Division Pick #3
Simply because they are better then Cleveland
Cleveland 4-12 My Division Pick #4
Because they are worse ther Cinci.
Houston 10-6 – My Division Pick #1
Still the quality in the AFC South.
Tennessee 9-7 My Division Pick #2
Between Matt and Jack, I’d take Matt for 1 more year. For all the talk of running backs and recvievers, Matt is a QB that CAN make a difference.
Jacksonville 5-11 My Division Pick #4
Very good defense. But rule #1 is you need a QB.
Indianapolis 2-14 My Division Pick #3
Losing a QB shouldn’t make a team 2-14. Getting a good QB won’t immediately turn them into a 14-2.
AFC West – Can you say parity?
Denver 8-8 My Division Pick #1
Manning is doing a Brett Favre and SHOULD have retired but he can give Denver 1 very good year.
San Diego 8-8 My Division Pick #4
I see a repeat of SD from last year but the other teams get better.
Oakland 8-8 My Division Pick #2
I think this will look like the old Radiers on Defense. Now they just have to wait for the offense to catch up.
Kansas City 7-9 My Division Pick #3
New offences rarely have stellar first years.
I almost miss the ‘it’s the medias fault’ days of Sarah Palin.
Oh Look. There back with Mitt Romney.
‘In his first comments addressing multiple gaffes during his overseas trip, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday fell back on a staple of troubled political campaigns: Blame the media’.
“And I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran,” Romney said, according to a transcript of the interview that aired on Tuesday morning. “They’ll instead try and find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country.”
From : http://nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/romney-on-gaffes-it-s-the-media-s-fault-20120731
Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from questions.
THIS is Mitt Romney.
Romney also says that he ‘balanced the budget’ when he was Governor. The Massachusetts Constitution REQUIRES that the State’s budget be balanced. It wasn’t up to Mitt Romney.
1. ‘Romney says he knows what it’s like “to wonder whether you’re going to be able to make ends meet.”
“I know what it’s like to worry whether you’re gonna get fired,” Romney said. “There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.”
‘Next thing you know, he’ll say he knows what it’s like to be out of work because he is currently unemployed. Oh wait, he already has’.
2. ‘Romney’s ad claims that he had the “best jobs record of any Massachusetts governor in the last decade,” citing the Bureau of Labor Statistics’.
‘Massachusetts has had two governors. Romney was one of them. And the other one was Deval Patrick … who was governor during the economic collapse of 2007 and 2008, and remains governor to this day. So of course Romney had a better record than Patrick—he didn’t have to deal with the financial crisis of 2008 or the aftermath of the Bush presidency’.
‘The Mitt Romney campaign’s chief financial officer described himself as a “financial outsourcing consultant” on the professional networking website LinkedIn until at least July 17, according to a cached version of his profile page, but has since changed the description to “political/finance professional.”
‘The CFO, Bradley Crate, is also the founder and president of Red Curve Solutions , a Beverly-based financial management company that works with political campaigns, start-up companies, and nonprofit organizations’.
‘Crate was an aide to Romney during his run for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and later became the state’s capital planning and policy director when Romney was in office’.
‘Crate’s brother, Darrell, is the Romney campaign’s treasurer and a former chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party.
‘Before going to work for Romney, Bradley Crate was a trader at JP Morgan Chase, where he traded in foreign markets, according to his profile’.
This particular ‘martial law’ thread theory has been going on for 4 years now in one form or another.
If these fringe freaks would spend the same energy on joining with us and solving our problems as they doing in making up conspiracies, our Nation would be in great shape.
WASHINGTON — ‘A Republican member of the Tennessee state legislature emailed constituents Tuesday morning with a rumor circulating in conservative circles that President Barack Obama is planning to stage a fake assassination attempt in an effort to stop the 2012 election from happening’.
‘Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) sent an email from his state email account to constituents containing a rumor that Obama and the Department of Homeland Security are planning a series of events that could lead to the imposition of “martial law” and delay the election. Among the events hypothesized in the email is a staged assassination attempt on the president that would lead to civil unrest in urban areas and martial law’.
‘Keisling appears to have forwarded a more widely circulated email from Joe Angione, a Florida-based conservative blogger. Angione prefaces the rumor by saying it has not been confirmed but likewise notes it has not been denied’.
‘The conspiracy theory started with an article written by Doug Hammon and posted on CanadaFreePress.com, which he said arose from conversations he had with an informant within the Department of Homeland Security’.
‘The Constitution Party of Florida posted the same Angione story on their website this week. Party chairman Mark Pilling wrote a note saying that he believes some sort of unrest will occur this year’.
Boehner still has to get the teabaggers to vote on this and WITHOUT adding countless additions like balanced budget amendments or cutting planned parenthood funding or……………….well the hundreds of other countless just plain crap that the freshmen House members have put on in the past.
It does seem Boehner WAS smart enough to convince them that a Government shutdown 1 month before national elections would be a ‘bad thing’. A very ‘bad thing’.
‘Out of all the spinning plates in the air — the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, the sequester, and more — the one that could have been really disruptive before Election Day was just handled successfully: John Boehner, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama have all agreed to a six month spending bill at current levels that will push all other decisions on spending off until the next Congress’.
‘What we have here is an agreement by Congressional leaders; it still needs to be affirmed by votes in the House and Senate, and that won’t come until after the August recess ends’.
The ‘advise and consent’ clause has become obstruct and delay politics.
What most of us want is a functioning Government. This will allow it to function a little better.
‘Congress moved a bit closer Tuesday to easing gridlock on Capitol Hill – at least on lower level nominations’.
‘A bill that passed the House Tuesday allows nearly 170 presidential appointments to bypass Senate confirmation – meant to ease the backlog of nominations that get jammed in a narrowly-divided Senate. It already passed the Senate last summer, so it now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature’.
‘The legislation was part of a so-called “gentleman’s agreement” between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in January 2011 that preserved the filibuster.
“It isn’t often that Congress voluntarily takes steps to curb its own power,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who chairs the Senate Rules Committee. “But for the good of our democracy, the Senate must become more efficient.”
‘A Pinal County supervisor candidate has withdrawn from the race in the wake of voter-fraud allegations involving a former companion who, records show, has continued to vote by absentee ballot in the five years since her death’.
‘John Enright, 66, had been seeking the Republican nomination for county supervisor of District 5, an area that includes Apache Junction and Gold Canyon’.
‘He withdrew from the race Wednesday in a letter to Pinal County Elections Director Steve Kizer’.