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'A cow pie of distortion' - Obama calls it like it is

Obama calls Romney speech 'a cow pie of distortion
'By Kristen Welker, NBC News
DES MOINES, IA – President Barack Obama delivered one of his most direct attacks against Mitt Romney here Thursday night, painting Romney as an out-of-touch corporate raider.

At this event, held before an enthusiastic crowd of 2,500 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Obama reminded the crowd that Romney said “corporations are people,” while stumping in Iowa last August during the Republican primary. The president said there may be value in Romney’s experience in corporate buyouts, “but it’s not in the White House.”

He also noted that the former governor doesn’t talk about his record in Massachusetts.


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Speaking directly to Iowans, Obama used local lingo to slam Romney: “Governor Romney came to Des Moines last week and warned of a prairie fire of debt,” he said. “But he left out some facts. His speech was more like a cow pie of distortion.”

Then he quipped, “I don’t know whose record he twisted the most – mine or his.”



I guess someone has to call Romney on his lies because the media will not do its job.


Forgot the link: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/24/11868714-obama-calls-romney-speech-a-cow-pie-of-distortion?lite



Posted by liberal N proud | Fri May 25, 2012, 06:55 AM (5 replies)

NBC polls: Obama edges Romney in three key battleground states

Source: MSNBC.com

NBC polls: Obama edges Romney in three key battleground states

By Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor, NBC News

President Barack Obama holds a narrow advantage over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in three of the most pivotal presidential battleground states -- Florida, Ohio and Virginia -- according to new NBC-Marist polls.

But in each of these states, Obama's share of the vote is below the 50 percent threshold usually considered safe haven for an incumbent president, and Romney has narrowed the margin in these three battlegrounds since earlier this year.

In Florida and Virginia, Obama leads Romney by an identical four-point margin, 48 percent to 44 percent, among registered voters, including those who are undecided but leaning toward a particular candidate.

Florida poll results http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/A_Politics/_Today_Stories_Teases/NBC%20News-Marist_Poll_Florida.pdf

Virginia poll results http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i//MSNBC/Sections/A_Politics/_Today_Stories_Teases/NBC%20News-Marist_Poll_Virginia.pdf

Ohio poll results http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/A_Politics/_Today_Stories_Teases/NBC%20News-Marist_Poll_Ohio.pdf





Read more: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/24/11854807-nbc-polls-obama-edges-romney-in-three-key-battleground-states?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 24, 2012, 07:53 AM (2 replies)

Developer: Can't have casinos everywhere

Casinos are not like Starbucks stores: you really can't have one on every corner.

That's the word from David Cordish, whose company is opening a huge new casino next month in Maryland.

Yet Cordish warns that the expansion of casino gambling can't go on unchecked forever. A big problem is the attitude of politicians across the country who view casinos as free money.

"I don't know how we can control the politicians; they certainly don't understand the word `oversaturation,"' Cordish said. "They think you can have casinos like Starbucks."

If that attitude continues, Cordish said, "it's going to implode on them."

The expansion of casino gambling has continued rapidly over the last several years, nowhere more fiercely than in the Northeast. There is serious disagreement within the industry as to whether the market is oversaturated or whether there is room for further growth. But most agree it is tougher to do business in the Northeast casino market than it ever has been before.



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47461966/ns/local_news-cleveland_oh/


This guy doesn't want too many casinos because he want everyone to come to his casino.
I am building one, but you can't.



Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 17, 2012, 01:06 PM (11 replies)

I have to side with Wal-Mart on this one - Wal-Mart sued for prank pulled by 16 year old customer

Walmart sued for 'all black people must leave' prank
A black man is suing Walmart for $1 million in damages, claiming he suffered emotional distress while he was shopping at a store in Washington Township, N.J. On March 14, 2010, a voice came over the PA system announcing: "Attention Walmart customers: All black people leave the store now." A manager quickly took control of the microphone and a 16-year-old boy was later arrested for the prank. Donnell Battie's lawyers claim the megastore was negligent and reckless in allowing the incident to occur, and that he suffered from a number of psychological disorders as a result.

http://now.msn.com/now/0516-walmart-black-announcement.aspx

How can Wal-Mart be responsible for something a customer does in the store?

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed May 16, 2012, 07:16 AM (44 replies)

One of these kids just found out he was born to parents who would vote for Mitt Romney



Can you tell which one?
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 14, 2012, 12:25 PM (3 replies)

Romney's hard up niece gets a sprinkler system - and Mittens gets chocked up about it.

But she now had to live on a much lower income. National Guard salaries aren't as high as they were in his law firm. Now she's in this home and the outside of her is a whole dirt yard. No grass or anything yet, just stones and dirt. And under the neighborhood association where they have this home, you got a year from the time you buy your home till the landscaping’s supposed to be in. Well, she's a little bit concerned cause that time period is coming up. She doesn't have the money to do the landscaping, to pay for it. She's got a little girl that is getting various tutoring classes and speaking therapy. She wonders what's going to happen. She's concerned. One morning, she comes outside and there are her neighbors all picking up the rocks out of her yard, raking the dirt. They put in a sprinkler system. They laid down sod. They even build a swing set for her daughter. This is the America that I love.



http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/05/11/mitt-romney-displays-human-emotions


Just what you need when you have fallen on "hard times."
Can this story be any more fake?
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 14, 2012, 08:45 AM (12 replies)

Romney's hard up niece gets a sprinkler system

But she now had to live on a much lower income. National Guard salaries aren't as high as they were in his law firm. Now she's in this home and the outside of her is a whole dirt yard. No grass or anything yet, just stones and dirt. And under the neighborhood association where they have this home, you got a year from the time you buy your home till the landscaping’s supposed to be in. Well, she's a little bit concerned cause that time period is coming up. She doesn't have the money to do the landscaping, to pay for it. She's got a little girl that is getting various tutoring classes and speaking therapy. She wonders what's going to happen. She's concerned. One morning, she comes outside and there are her neighbors all picking up the rocks out of her yard, raking the dirt. They put in a sprinkler system. They laid down sod. They even build a swing set for her daughter. This is the America that I love.



http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/05/11/mitt-romney-displays-human-emotions


How many people who are living on ow income need a sprinkler system and sod? One more way Romney is out of touch with America.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat May 12, 2012, 07:19 AM (22 replies)

What minimum wage buys, then and now

The federal minimum wage was first set in 1938, at 25 cents an hour. Here's a decade-by-decade look, starting in 1950, at the buying power of minimum wage

1950

Often looked to as a model era, the 1950s may have been nearly as picture-perfect as "Leave it to Beaver" seemed to suggest -- minimum wage workers could pay rent for a month for less than a week and a half of full-time work -- or catch Disney's "Cinderella" for just over a half-hour of labor.

•Minimum wage: $0.75 per hour
•Gas: $0.27 or 22 minutes
•Movie ticket: $0.48 or 38 minutes
•Rent: $42 or 56 hours

1980

The beginning of the Reagan era marked the end of even the semi-feasibility of paying the median rent on a single minimum-wage income. A minimum-wage worker could still pay rent with just under two weeks of work (double the recommended ratio). Of course, if you lived in a more-affordable area, you'd be in better shape. In Mississippi, for example, you'd have to put in only 58 hours of work to pay the median rent.

•Minimum wage: $3.10 per hour
•Gas: $1.25 or 24 minutes
•Movie ticket: $2.60 or 50 minutes
•Rent: $243 or 78 hours

2010

Though the housing crash actually made rent more affordable, minimum-wage workers still had to put in 109 hours of work (or more than 60% of monthly income) in 2010. Of course, in cities like New York, the numbers are much higher. In 2010, the New York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area had a median gross rent of $1,125, which equals 155 hours of work. Basically, if you worked full-time, didn't eat, commute or pay utilities, and you gave nearly every penny to your landlord, you could just make it in the Big Apple.

•Minimum wage: $7.25 per hour
•Gas: $2.78 or 23 minutes
•Movie ticket: $7.95 or 1 hour, 6 minutes
•Rent: $789 or 109 hours


http://finances.msn.com/saving-money-advice/6952105
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 10, 2012, 07:43 AM (21 replies)

I just lost my breakfast - Gingrichgh and Batshit Bachmann on Face the Nation

Lying and hipocrisy is suffocating.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun May 6, 2012, 10:35 AM (10 replies)

Catch last nights Daily Show - NOW!

The interview with two Missouri lawmakers is priceless.
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri May 4, 2012, 06:01 PM (1 replies)
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