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Yogurt Gabba Gabba



NY State Yogurt Debate


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     Believe it or not but the NY State senate spent the better part of an hour last week deliberating the crucial issue of whether yogurt should be officially designated as the “state snack” , but not before there was a heated debate over what exactly constitutes the definition of the word “snack” .











Who Were The Worst US Presidents?




Published on Jan 22, 2014

” Who were the worst US presidents in history from a libertarian perspective of economic freedom and personal liberty?”


    There is much to debate here . What of Abraham Lincoln ? FDR ? Lyndon Johnson ? Richard Nixon ? What’s your feeling ?








Chris Murphy To NASCAR: Drop NRA Sponsorship



” Sen. Chris Murphy wants NASCAR to pass on NRA’s race sponsorship.

In a letter sent Thursday to NASCAR CEO Brian France, Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, asks the stock car racing association to drop the NRA’s sponsorship of an April race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The race, in NASCAR’s top flight, will be the NRA 500.

“By giving the NRA sponsorship of a major NASCAR race, NASCAR has crossed a line – you have decided to put yourself in the middle of a political debate, and you have taken a side that stands in opposition to the wishes of so many Newtown families who support common sense gun reform,” Murphy wrote. “Whether or not this was your intention, your fans will infer from this sponsorship that NASCAR and the NRA are allies in the current legislative debate over gun violence. By announcing this new partnership at the very height of Congress’s deliberations over gun reform, NASCAR has inserted itself into a political debate that has nothing to with the business of NASCAR.” “



NRA Winning the Influence Battle Over Gun Control


Gun Control Influence Infographic

” The gun control debate is clearly one of the most contentious and controversial issues in America today.  And the battle over gun control is now being waged through intensive media campaigns from both sides of the political spectrum to influence public opinion and to assert pressure on policy makers.  So who’s winning?   To find out, we turned to objective data provided exclusively to Forbes Insights  by Appinions, the influence marketing platform.  Keep in mind Forbes Insights has no agenda other than to shed research light on the process of measuring influence and what we can learn from it.  The facts are objective, whatever your perspective on the issue may be. We certainly don’t aim to promote either side and are just stating the facts of influence and who is leading or gaining ground through the lens of influence “


The republicans are always there with a hand out for support from us gun owners yet what do they offer in return ? Nothing but excuses and handwringing …


Republican politicians are missing from the debate. The debate is an influence battle between President Barack Obama’s Democrats and Wayne LaPierre’s NRA. Of the top 25 stakeholders in the debate, there is only 1 prominent Republican politician (Chris Christie – who is pro-gun control). Barack Obama leads the pro-gun control voice with a net influence score of 268. LaPierre leads the anti-gun control side with a net influence score of 240.


Freedom Vs Statism

Wise Words On The Left’s Manipulation Of The English Language



War Of The Words

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Obama Debate Claims About Changing World Attitudes Largely Untrue In Muslim World, Pew Survey Finds



 ” Despite a claim by President Barack Obama that “attitudes about Americans have changed” as a result of his foreign policy in Libya and Egypt, polls show support of the United States among Arabs has declined since former President George W. Bush’s tenure.

Positive views of the U.S. in several Muslim nations slipped from 22 percent in 2008 to 19 percent in 2012, according to a Pew Research Center report announced in June 2012. Support in both Pakistan and Jordan fell from 19 percent to 12 percent, while U.S. popularity in Turkey rose, from 12 percent to 15 percent.

“In Egypt, we stood on the side of democracy,” Obama said during Monday’s presidential debate. “In Libya, we stood on the side of the people … as a consequence, there’s no doubt that attitudes about Americans have changed.” ” 


Changed Alright … For The Worse. 


” During Monday night’s third and final presidential debate, President Barack Obama denied the charge by Republican nominee Mitt Romney that Obama had gone on a global “apology tour” after assuming office.

But a collection of clips of the president, assembled by the nonpartisan conservative group Young America’s Foundation, undercuts Obama’s denial. ”



” Obama was very aggressive throughout the debate–perhaps still trying to compensate for his lackluster first debate–using every single question to attack his opponent’s record and policies. That approach may have backfired, as it allowed Romney to strike a calmer, more stable posture. Romney’s apparent strategy was to give up scoring points on particular issues in favor of appealing to war-weary, politics-weary moderate voters.

But that did not mean Romney failed to fight–and fight he did, particularly on the issue of Iran, which he stressed repeatedly as the biggest threat to the U.S. and the greatest failure of the Obama administration. He also repulsed some of Obama’s attacks–when given the opportunity by a moderator who once again showed far greater favor to the incumbent–and occasionally used some of them to pivot to his favored policy points.”

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In the past several weeks, Mitt Romney has gained ground in polls both nationally and in key swing states on the back of his first debate performance. Romney’s surge has been based around his strength on economic issues, which are going to be key to determining the outcome of the election. From the early going of tonight’s foreign policy debate, it was clear that Romney was aiming to run out the clock. He wanted to demonstrate a basic fluency on foreign policy so he could pass the commander in chief test, without looking like somebody who was itching to start more wars.”




Best Romney Quotes …

… From the Foreign Policy Debate


“Unfortunately, in nowhere in the world is America’s influence greater today than it was four years ago.”


“When the president of Iran, Ahmadinejad, says that our debt makes us not a great country, that’s a frightening thing.”


“Well, first of all, it’s not government that makes business successful. It’s not government investments that makes businesses grow and hire people.”

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How The Administration Got In Trouble On Libya



  ” I suspect, although we will know for sure tomorrow night, that President Obama will claim organizational incompetence in connection with acknowledging that the Libya jihadist operation was, well, a planned jihadist operation.

The Associated Press reports how quickly confirmation came that this was not a spontaneous mob action. The AP tells us that within 24 hours of the attack “the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington that there were eyewitness reports that the attack was carried out by militants.” However, the report continues, “It is unclear who, if anyone, saw the cable outside the CIA at that point and how high up in the agency the information went. The Obama administration maintained publicly for a week that the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a result of the mobs that staged less-deadly protests across the Muslim world around the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S.” “



Thousands call Planned Parenthood for mammograms after Obama’s claim




” Nearly 2,000 pro-lifers called local Planned Parenthood clinics Oct. 18 to schedule mammograms, after President Obama implied the organization offers the service.

“When Gov. Romney says that we should eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, there are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care, they rely on it for mammograms,” said Obama Oct. 16 during the second presidential debate.

Planned Parenthood does not actually provide women with mammograms, but refers patients out to other facilities for the exam.

“Call it for what it is … if you’re not doing mammograms, don’t say that you do them,” Kate Bryan, communications director for Live Action, told EWTN News Oct. 19.”

NewsBusted 10/16/12

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” CNN’s explanation of “why Obama got more time speak” is an admission that Crowley intentionally gave Obama extra time because she thought he hadn’t said enough. It’s also an admission that it doesn’t know whether, objectively, Romney said more than Obama in the same amount of time. CNN hadn’t done a word count when it made the claim, and Crowley certainly hadn’t performed one when she gave Obama more time than Romney. ”



Cartoon by William Warren

A Record Worth Running From




  ” Then there were two moments that (inadvertently) told us a lot Obama’s economic vision.

The first occurred when a college student named Jeremy asked for reassurances about his job prospects after graduating. Obama answered: “Number one, I want to build manufacturing jobs in this country again.” Jeremy was probably somewhat stunned to find out that his $100,000 in student loans could only land him a job working the line at a factory making government subsidized electric cars. Hey, in these unselfish, planned economies, Jeremy, you take what you’re given.

And when the candidates were asked by one of those committed undecideds to dispel any myths about themselves, Obama used it to lay out one of the least convincing arguments of the night. “I believe,” he explained, “that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world’s ever known.

Yet, if a person had listened to the preceding hour (the preceding four years, actually), they would have learned that the free enterprise system wasn’t “great” enough for the health care insurance industry, retirement funds, auto and banking industries, housing markets, education, green energy, or basically any other area that his administration’s policies have touched on in four years. It would be interesting if someone – perhaps at the next Townhall debate –would ask Obama to define what the free enterprise means to him. ” 

The Tea Party


  ” Although those asked in this CNN poll said Obama “won the debate” 46-39, look at the responses on who voters find would be better to handle the economy, healthcare, tax policy, and the deficit. 

Obama may have “scored style points”, but clearly Romney showed a vision and poked holes in Obama’s record. What do you think of these numbers? “


Hypocrisy All Around


 ” “You know, I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours, so it — it doesn’t take as long,” Mr. Obama retorted. His reply prompted laughter in the debate hall where the two men were squaring off — but across the way in the separate room where the press was stationed, a brief round of applause broke out.

Mr. Obama has made Mr. Romney’s personal wealth a major issue in the campaign, arguing that he is out of touch with average voters who pay a higher income tax rate even though they earn far less than Mr. Romney, who founded and ran Bain Capital, an investment firm.” 




The man has boasted a 782% rate of return the past 4 years . Who can compete with that ? George Soros ? 

Complete Second Presidential Town Hall Debate 2012

President Obama Lied To The Nation About Libya Tonight

“During the debate tonight President Obama took issue with Mitt Romney’s assertion that the administration misled the public on what happened in Benghazi and why it happened.

In a nutshell he’s claiming that he called it a terrorist attack right away. Romney was dumbfounded at the claim, as he knew that it wasn’t true. He tried to pin the President down, and Obama said to see his Rose Garden remarks.”


His actual quote is vague in the extreme .


“Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.

No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act.”


Weasel-words as usual . And Romney was right to call him on it .