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Harry Reid: Paul Ryan's 'Fictitious Math' Applies to Marathon Time, Tax Loopholes

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) jabbed Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday over his botched marathon time, calling it the latest example of Ryan's inability to give specifics when it comes to numbers.

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Reid said Ryan's problem with "fictitious math" also applies to his inability to answer questions about tax loopholes that he and Mitt Romney insist they want to close.

"See, when [Ryan and Romney] start talking about how fast they run a marathon or holes they want to plug, they have to actually give the specs. They refuse to do that," Reid said. "Do they want to get rid of charitable donations? Do they want to get rid of the deduction for buying a home? They will not say so."

They won't give specific numbers because they're "afraid" they won't add up, he said. "So they give you this Ryan math, this Romney math."

After Ryan's sub-three hour marathon time was debunked, someone jokingly created an interactive Paul Ryan Time Calculator, which calculates -- and drastically cuts -- your race time once you plug in a few variables.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/harry-reid-paul-ryan_n_1871625.html?utm_hp_ref=politics



Holy shit... Harry sure enjoys throwin' down....

Big Apple Pizza Man is the yin to the yang of Joe the Plumber...

I sure hope Scott Van Duzer gets as much MSM coverage as that BOZO got in 08'

Big Apple Pizza is getting some major L-O-V-E on YELP*, over 1,300 5 star reviews from today alone

http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-apple-pizza-fort-pierce?sort_by=date_desc&start=1280

I saw only a couple 4 stars... insane response and some great comments... one of my favorites from a non-dem... the thing is there are quite a few like this one:

9/10/2012
Not a fan of Obama myself, nor have I been here. But you know what, the trolls that try to hurt his business by giving him bad reviews are doing the same thing I thought they were against. Hurting small business. Looks like hypocrisy and makes me glad I changed to Libertarian. So to the owner, keep doing what you do and I hope your business continues to grow and stay successful.
Chad M.
Taneytown, MD

Assholes!! Pizza Man's restaurant is being boycotted because he hugged Obama




Scott Van Duzer, the Obama hugger: Shop facing boycott

Source: Politico

“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”

The owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Fla., said that both Democrats and Republicans are welcome in his store. But he also said he thinks Mitt Romney’s running mate Rep. Paul Ryan — whose sculpted abs are thanks to intense P90X training sessions — would lose to the president in a workout battle.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80998.html#ixzz267340hxO

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80998.html

Scott Van Duzer, the Obama hugger: Shop facing boycott

Source: Politico



“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”

The owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Fla., said that both Democrats and Republicans are welcome in his store. But he also said he thinks Mitt Romney’s running mate Rep. Paul Ryan — whose sculpted abs are thanks to intense P90X training sessions — would lose to the president in a workout battle.

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Van Duzer’s June bike-trek was part of his Van Duzer Foundation, and helped raise awareness for blood donation shortages. Founded in 2008 to support a local firefighter whose house burned down, the foundation has since raised more than $600,000, Van Duzer said. Van Duzer said he rode with a few kids from the Boys and Girls Club and met with U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to discuss blood shortages.

Obama told The New York Times that Van Duzer’s effort in promoting blood donations was part of the reason the campaign decided to visit his pizza shop.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/80998.html



This says it all.... what a bunch of Dicks!!

between 1865-1967 we get 29 new voter restriction laws, 2011-2012 we already have 25

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2012/09/10/this-is-what-100-years-worth-of-voting-restrictions-looks-like

Politics This is What 100 Years' Worth of Voting Restrictions Looks Like

Posted by Steven Hale on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Over at The Nation last week, Ari Berman reported from an event put on by the Democratic National Committee's Voting Right's Institute, at which civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis addressed voting rights and the GOP's recent nationwide push to restrict them.

The piece is worth reading, if only for the perspective of Lewis, a man who was beaten on Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala. But buried toward the bottom of the piece are some astounding statistics that put the voter ID wave into context.

According to Susan Falck, a research associate at California State University — Northridge, twenty-nine laws restricting the right to vote were passed in the United States from 1865-1967. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, twenty-five laws restricting the right to vote have been passed from 2011-12. Eight of eleven states in the former confederacy have passed laws aimed at suppressing minority voters since the 2010 election.

The information Berman cites on laws passed from 1865-1967 is here https://www.uchastings.edu/racism-race/docs/African-American/hs_es_jim_crow_laws.pdf, and the data from the Brennan Center for Justice on laws passed from 2011-12 is here http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/2012_summary_of_voting_law_changes/

CNN Poll Shows Obama Up Six Points Over Romney

Source: CNN/Real Clear Politics

President Obama received a four-point bump after his party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll released Monday.

Obama leads Romney by six points, attracting 52 percent of the support from likely voters. The candidates were tied at 48 percent each prior to the Democratic National Convention.

The president’s favorability rating also earned a boost: 57 percent hold a favorable view of Obama after the convention, while 42 percent view him unfavorably. Before the Charlotte gathering, those numbers were 51 percent to 48 percent. Romney received a three-point favorability bump after the GOP convention. But in the week afterward, his numbers settled below the 50 percent favorability he had before the Tampa gathering. The CNN poll found 48 percent have a favorable opinion of Romney, while 47 percent view him unfavorably.

After the Democratic convention, 51 percent of likely voters believe Obama holds a more optimistic vision for America’s future while 41 percent say the same of Romney. But after the Republican convention, 47 percent said Romney was more hopeful about the future, while 43 percent said the same of Obama. A similar scenario occurred when voters were asked about the candidates' plans for the future. Before the GOP convention, 45 percent thought Romney would be more likely to have a clear plan, while 39 percent said the same of Obama. After the Democratic convention, the results were reversed.


Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/09/10/cnn_poll_shows_obama_up_six_points_over_romney.html



nice! 57% favorability!

Nicki Minaj: I Did NOT Endorse Mitt Romney

Source: Atlanta Black Star

Though it certainly sounded like it in song, rapper Nicki Minaj confirmed today that she did NOT endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney in her verse on the Lil Wayne mix tape track “Mercy.”

When the mixtape came out and the public heard Minaj very loudly and clearly proclaim that “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches is f—ing up the economy” apparently what she had meant to say was something different than what she said. Or something like that.

But Obama nevertheless took a very sympathetic position on Minaj’s rap, apparently based on his broad understanding of the Minaj persona.

He said he didn’t think it was a Romney plus because “she likes to play different characters.”

In her tweet, Minaj thanked Obama for understanding “my creative humor and sarcasm,” then noted: “the smart ones always do … (asterisk)sends love & support.”

By the way, turns out that the 29-year-old performer has never bothered to register in any of the three states in which she has lived.


Read more: http://atlantablackstar.com/2012/09/10/nicki-minaj-i-did-not-endorse-mitt-romney/

Romney, Ryan Refuse To Identify Tax Loopholes They’d Close

Source: TPM

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On NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Romney dodged multiple questions about which deductions or credits he’d target, saying only that he’ll get rid of “some of the loopholes and deductions at the high end” while seeking to “lower the burden on middle income people.”

Pressed for one specific example, Romney replied, “Well, the specifics are these which is those principles I described are the heart of my policy.”

On ABC’s “This Week,” Ryan also fended off multiple questions about whether the Romney-Ryan tax plan should be taken seriously given its lack of details on which loopholes they would close.

“Mitt Romney and I, based on our experience, think the best way to do this is to show the framework, show the outlines of these plans, and then to work with Congress to do this. That’s how you get things done,” he said.

The Romney-Ryan plan would cut taxes beneath existing Bush-era levels, with benefits disproportionately for high earners, at a cost of roughly $5 trillion. They have vowed that the breaks would be revenue-neutral by way of closing tax credits and deductions but have persisted in their refusal to specify which ones, other than promising that the changes wouldn’t target middle class Americans.

Read more: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/romney-ryan-tax-loopholes.php

Obama To Highlight Report Showing Rising Medicare Costs Under Romney; Rival Disputes

Source: National Journal

In what is shaping up as one of the presidential race's most fractious disputes, President Obama's campaign said on Sunday it will highlight a recent study showing that, under its Republican rivals' plan, someone who retires in 2030 can expect to pay an extra $125,000 over their lifetime for Medicare -- a finding that Mitt Romney's campaign immediately argued was inaccurate.

Obama is campaigning in Florida, a state where Medicare is an especially volatile political issue. The study that the president's campaign plans to spotlight -- according to an official in a media pool report -- is co-authored by Harvard economist David Cutler, an advisor to Obama during the last presidential campaign, and written for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a liberal think tank.

Cutler's analysis -- based on Rep. Paul Ryan's latest budget -- found that people who turn 65 now would end up paying, in today's dollars, about $11,000 in extra retirement costs, while people who are still 54 now would pay an extra $59,500. Seniors who qualify for Medicare in 2030 would see an increase of $124,600.

"Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan claim that no one over 55 will be affected by their health care plan," Cutler and his coauthors wrote. "This claim is false. Their plan would harm all seniors."

Read more: http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/obama-to-highlight-report-showing-rising-medicare-costs-under-romney-rival-disputes-20120909
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