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Oct. 18 - Obama to make second 'Daily Show' appearance since taking office

Obama to make second 'Daily Show' appearance since taking office
By Daniel Strauss - 10/12/12 04:22 PM ET

President Obama will appear as a guest on the "Daily Show" on Oct. 18.

The appearance, which Comedy Central announced Friday, will be Obama's second since he took office. His first appearance was on Oct. 27, 2010.

Some viewers were surprised with the host Jon Stewart's tough questioning of Obama during his first appearance on the show as a sitting president. Stewart pressed Obama on a number of topics Democrats had recently been criticizing the president on, like healthcare and repealing the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. But the White House deemed the appearance a "success."

"Our viewpoint is that when the president gets to talk about what he's done and sit through what people may or may not have heard, it's a positive benefit," then-White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in 2010.

"So I would think of it as a success."


“It’s Magic”: Prestidigitation and other ways to Steal an Election - By: Greg Palast

“It’s Magic”: Prestidigitation and other ways to Steal an Election
By: Greg Palast Friday October 12, 2012 12:39 pm

(from Billionaires & Ballot Bandits by Greg Palast with an Introduction by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Comics by Ted Rall)

Here’s an easy way to spoil a vote: digitize it . . . then lose the digits.

Prestidigitation is the French-derived term for conjury, legerdemain, sleight-of-hand, presto-change-o hand-jive, disappearing trickery . . . or, in the language of Karl Rove, “Helping America Vote.”

Following what the media called the “Florida debacle,” the winners of the debacle agreed to “reform” the voting system. So the Bush administration proposed and Congress passed the Help America Vote Act.

The best way to prevent voting reform is to pass a voting reform bill—especially if it’s written by the folks that helped themselves to your vote in the first place.

The Help America Vote Act is not the most Orwellian named, satanic law ever passed by Congress, but it tries. To avoid ballots with hanging chads, the law simply does away with ballots, providing about $4 billion in subsidies for Direct Recording Equipment (DREs), better known as “computer ballots” or “black box voting.”


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for dog lovers only...


If Fox "News" Was Around On September 26, 1960

ALERT: ROVEs American CrossRoads & FIRED Consultant's SPROULs Strategic Alliance-Share SAME Address!

ALERT: Roves American CrossRoads & FIRED Consultant's SPROUL'S Strategic Alliance Share The SAME Address

45 North Hills Drive
Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20186

THIS CONNECTS Nathan Sproul and Strategic Allied Consulting to the Ed Gillespie and Karl Rove "American Crossroads" 527.

Looks like Karl Rove has a hand in running (and funding) Nathan Sproul's black ops this election year. Much like Rove has done since 2000.


The Googles says that address is a law office:
HoltzmanVogelJosefiak PLLC provides counseling and compliance services to individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations, trade associations, PACs, Super PACs and candidates who are engaged in influencing the public policy arena in Washington and across the nation.

Jill Holtzman Vogel (born July 6, 1970, in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American politician. A Republican, she was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 2007. She currently represents the 27th district in the northern part of the state, consisting of Clarke and Frederick Counties, the city of Winchester, and parts of Fauquier and Loudoun Counties.

William Koch, Billionaire Koch Brother, Accused Of Imprisoning Executive

Source: Huffington Post

William Koch, Billionaire Koch Brother, Accused Of Imprisoning Executive
Posted: 10/13/2012 9:39 am EDT

Billionaire William Koch is facing a lawsuit in federal court from a former top-level employee who claims the energy mogul lured him to a secluded property, where he was imprisoned and interrogated for a period of time, according to a report in Courthouse News.


Martensen alleges that the multiple-day-long incident was set off by an anonymous letter accusing Martensen of mismanaging and stealing from Oxbow Carbon & Minerals International while serving as the company's vice president. That accusation prompted the company's leadership to read Martensen's letters and emails without his knowledge, the suit charges, which led the company to discover that Martensen had deep reservations about the legality of the company's tax avoidance strategies.

Martensen alleges he was told by his superiors that he was transferred overseas to Asia so that the Koch company could avoid paying U.S. taxes on some $200,000,000 in profits.


Martensen had a flight booked from Aspen, but was not permitted to travel to the airport, he claims, as a local sheriff worked with Koch's employees to "make sure you don't wander off," according to the complaint. He says he was subjected to a several-hour interrogation, fired, held against his will on the property, then forced to fly in a private plane to San Francisco, accompanied by a man he believed to be armed.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/13/william-koch-kirby-martensen_n_1962400.html

Breaking: Billy Graham Endorses Romney Then Scrubs Site Calling Mormonism A ‘Cult’

Billy Graham last night endorsed Mitt Romney for president, and shortly thereafter, his website was scrubbed of a statement Graham or his organization made calling Mormonism a “cult.”

“It was an honor to meet and host Governor Romney in my home today, especially since I knew his late father former Michigan Governor George Romney, whom I considered a friend,” the 93-year old Christian Evangelist Southern Baptist minister said via a statement. ”I have followed Mitt Romney’s career in business, the Olympic Games, as governor of Massachusetts and, of course, as a candidate for president of the United States.”


As of June 5, 2010, if not much earlier, Billy Graham’s website stated:

A cult is any group which teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from the biblical message of the Christian faith. It is very important that we recognize cults and avoid any involvement with them. Cults often teach some Christian truth mixed with error, which may be difficult to detect.

Today, the Sacramento Bee and other media outlets, including Graham’s own website, posted Graham’s statement endorsing Mitt Romney for president, and two commenters posted a link to the 2010 Graham statement classifying the Mormon religion as a cult. Hours later, that page no longer exists:

A Google webcache of that page confirms its prior existence, and an Archive.org webcache first crawled that page on June 5, 2010. Here’s a screenshot of the Google web cache:

Additionally, a search for the word “Mormon” on Billy Graham’s website identifies six pages, yet none of those pages have the word “Mormon” on them as of this writing, yet most of them still have the word “cult” on them.


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Heh. This Toon Should Wake Us ALL Up!

The best of the right wing freakout after Joe Biden’s debate performance…

Romney Campaign Thinks Paul Ryan Put ‘47 Percent’ To Bed In Kentucky

In short, top Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said, Ryan diffused the 47 percent bomb pretty handily.

TiVo: '47 percent' exchange most-watched

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