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May 16, 2012

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narciso

Speaking of preferring 'narrative over facts'


http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/05/obama-calls-debt-ceiling-fight-not-acceptable-whatever-that-means.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+powerlineblog%2Flivefeed+%28Power+Line%29

Danube of Thought

I was quite sure that the Raz poll showing Romney by 8 was an outlier.

idiot bastard son

If you like Kerry, you'll like Romney

GMax

This blue tide must be going to occur somewhere other than Pennsylvania. I note that the Republican shill Stuart Rothenberg ( aka as Big Fat Democrat ) has this for the faithful:

Traditionally, Pennsylvania is not a swing state. But this year, the Keystone State’s white and working-class voters may make the presidential contest competitive there. These voters often identify with the Democratic Party but don’t have a lot in common with President Barack Obama or the party’s positions on cultural issues, Stuart Rothenberg writes.

narciso

Yes, this is working out well;

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/16/leading-egyptian-presidential-candidate-romneys-views-on-israel-are-aligned-to-the-most-fanatic-israeli-policies/#comment-706366

tone deaf

Romney mashup. It's like Nixon meeting Elvis.

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/opinion/mitt-likes-music-including-this.html?_r=1

GMax

Some more profiles in leadership, or is this leading from behind:

Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate

Danube of Thought

Dana Gilbert Ward just posted under the name "tone deaf."

Readers can anticipate a flurry of posts under these new names as long as Dana Gilbert Ward is feeling lonely. Your cooperation in not responding is appreciated.

GMax

Here is some more blue tide:

In a potentially ominous sign for the Obama campaign, a new poll has declared Wisconsin a true tossup state, finding President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a 46%-46% tie among likely voters.

Note Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are not swing states. Where is the tide, Rhode Island and DC?

suzy gonzaga


Is Ron Paul gonna do a 3rd Party challenge?


"David Van Risseghem, Rick Santorum’s Oklahoma state coordinator, sent out an e-mail May 9 to Oklahoma Republicans attempting to get them to turnout in opposition to Ron Paul and therefore presumably for Mitt Romney, the only other candidate in the race. The note was apparently sent from an e-mail address owned by the suspended Santorum campaign.

The vitriolic note from the Santorum campaign stated, ”It’s time for all values voters to work together to keep our communities safe for the next generation. Several Ron Paul activists want to legalize recreational drug use, decimate obscenity laws, and sanction prostitution.”
...
The note from Santorum’s campaign is again another sign of a struggling Romney campaign in the face of Paul surging. It now looks like Paul may win as many as 12 states and may even have ardent Paul loyalists outnumbering Romney loyalists at the Republican National Convention – the highest legislative body of the Republican Party.

Mitt Romney believed and the media has reported that after Santorum left the race the rest of the nomination process would be easy for Romney. To the contrary, it’s become evident to many watching that he is unfit as a leader in the GOP as he can’t inspire convention goers – the most dedicated of Republicans – and he has so far failed at uniting the party.

A Romney nomination spells defeat for the Republicans, as it will no doubt leave Paul’s supporters feeling alienated, perhaps even searching for a candidate outside of the GOP."

GMax

Registration would make it quite inconvenient to post under multiple names, and quite easy to ban someone who "craps on this blog." Just sayin'

cboldt

The press appears to have the autopsy report too. Trayvon Martin killed by single gunshot fired from 'intermediate range,' autopsy shows - NBC, MSNBC, May 16, 2012

Florida teenager Trayvon Martin died from a single gunshot wound to the chest fired from “intermediate range,” according to an autopsy report reviewed Wednesday by NBC News.

What "intermediate range" means, in technical terms (caution, link is visually graphic) ...

Intermediate Range Definition: Hot powder grains accompany bullet to wound site & are driven into skin, leaving small red marks on skin - stippling/tattooing

Short & Close Range Definition: Bullet hole, stippling & soot present

Contact Range Definition: Bullet hole, muzzle burn mark & impression of firearm present; loose fit - near contact; cornea of soot may be present where weapon not placed directly against skin

MarkO

“shot down in his youth, by a trigger-happy neighborhood organizer?”
Yes. Shot in the back as he ran for the safety of his parents’ condo.

An octoroon killed him.


jimmyk

These voters often identify with the Democratic Party but don’t have a lot in common with President Barack Obama

The Dem journalist dog whistle for "They're racists!"

GMax

Oh yeah Blue tide continues unabated. Romney up big over Zero in NC.

Jane

Turnout is the key.

Henry,

Considering the turn-out for Walker in the primary when no vote counted, I doubt we should worry about turn-out.

Paulo

Intermediate range distance can be from a few inches to a few feet.

LUN (warning: wound pics)

henry

Jane, I hope you are correct! : )

daddy

Reading so much of this pro-Trayvon narrative bilge from our uninformed/misinformed MSM Journalists, it suddenly reminded me of that scene in the old Doris Day/Clark Gable movie "Teacher's Pet", where newsman Gable, pretending to be a night journo student, quickly pens a quick bunch of blather "A trigger happy young gunman..." in order to get in the pants of Doris Day the Journalism Professor.

cboldt

-- Intermediate range distance can be from a few inches to a few feet. --

It is a pretty wide spectrum of distance, but I figure the coroner noted stippling, and that making it through the hoodie material and whatever shirt(s) Martin was wearing when he was shot. In other words, the "intermediate range distance" in this case can't be at the few feet end of the distance spectrum.

I've read that Martin's clothing had burns, which would narrow the possibilities; and that Zimmerman's clothing had powder residue too. If all that pans out with evidence, it indicates the two were in hand-to-hand combat range when the firearm went off.

Redbrow

Details from Trayvon Martin's autopsy show the bullet entered the left side of his chest, and shattered the ventrical, one of his heart's two large chambers but the round did not leave his body.

The reports also noted the fatal wound's surrounded by a two-by-two inch pattern called stippling, caused by gunpower burns. It suggests Zimmerman fired inches away from the teenager. i>

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57435800/zimmerman-martins-last-words-were-its-over/

maryrose

I would love for Romney to beat Obama like a drum in Pennsylvania but the Keystone state has disappointed me so many times in the past. It's a tease they do every election cycle so repubs spend a lot of money there for naught.

GMax

MaryRose do you remember George McGovern? There is a pretty good chance ( even Barone gave it a non trivial possibility ) that Zero ends up about like old Georgie Porgie.

cboldt

Trayvon Martin Autopsy, New Details In Case Released - CBS News, May 16, 2012

A responder at the crime scene told CBS News that he and others saw wounds on the knuckles of one of Martin's hands as he lay dead on this lawn, suggesting Martin had thrown a punch.

Zimmerman told police he fired the shot at point blank range while on his back, as the 17-year-old straddled him.

He also told investigators Martin did not die immediately but mumbled either "it's over" or "you got me." ...

Details from Trayvon Martin's autopsy show the bullet entered the left side of his chest, and shattered the ventrical, one of his heart's two large chambers but the round did not leave his body.

The reports also noted the fatal wound's surrounded by a two-by-two inch pattern called stippling, caused by gunpower burns. It suggests Zimmerman fired inches away from the teenager.

Ignatz

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cboldt

italics off off off

DrJ

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Sara

The note from Santorum’s campaign is again another sign of a struggling Romney campaign in the face of Paul surging. It now looks like Paul may win as many as 12 states and may even have ardent Paul loyalists outnumbering Romney loyalists at the Republican National Convention – the highest legislative body of the Republican Party.

OREGON yesterday: Romney 73%, Paul 12%

TOTALS:

Romney: 989 delegates
Paul: 106 delegates

Sara

off Sorry

Paulo

"It suggests Zimmerman fired inches away from the teenager."

And intermediate range includes a few inches in distance. And with clothing, certain burns & powder will end up on the clothes as opposed to directly on the skin.

Left side of chest makes sense if TM is on top on GZ and GZ has gun in his right hand.

Paulo

"In other words, the "intermediate range distance" in this case can't be at the few feet end of the distance spectrum."

I agree. I gave the range to show that "intermediate" can mean a few inches. Some might assume "intermediate" is a much longer distance.

Another Bob

Paulo: True, but it also makes sense for any placement where GZ and TM are facing each other. Doesn't help much by way of substantiating the "TM was on top of GZ" part of the story.

DebinNC

In response to Judge Lester's question, Gilbreath described the distance as "close".

narciso

Did some one take the Delorean while I wasn't looking;


http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/16/french-president-francois-hollande-names-allies-moderates-to-cabinet/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

pagar

"Senate Democrats Achieve a New Standard of Irresponsibility"

" no Senate Democrat voted in favor of any budget. This is consistent, of course, with the fact that the Democrat-led Senate has refused to adopt a budget, in violation of federal law, for the last three years."

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/05/senate-democrats-achieve-a-new-standard-of-irresponsibility.php

There should be no Democrat Senators allowed to run for reelection in 2012. How can people who are in violation of federal law be allowed to put their name on a ballot for reelection? Is there no penalty for violation of federal law if one is a Democrat?

Extraneus

I'm almost positive that the parents could have gotten into the phone without the password. My ex-wife called about our minor son's phone, asking if she could get the password, texts, etc., and they would have done it if she handed over the phone.

Rob Crawford

What's the promotion in Black Klan status worth to Crump?

Crump will, undoubtedly, be named to any board necessary to disburse reconstruction funds after he incites a riot.

Frau Sozialismus

Did you forget,pagar? Dingy Harry said a federal budget is no longer necessary.

Frau Sozialismus

Seriously, pagar, every Dem in the Senate should have to answer for this disregard of the law AND be turned out of office. I can dream.

AliceH

I find it interesting sometimes to imagine how Congress would rate if they had to follow Sarbannes-Oxley, or file quarterly SEC reports, or pass OCC audits, or or or.... They'd all be in prison.

bgates

IIRC - There is no such law in Florida that indicates "disregarding advice" is illegal and or racist.

From what I've gleaned in the years I've lived down here, "Disregard Advice" is something of a state motto.

Sara

It seems these Floridians not only did not follow advice, they didn't follow the law.

http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2012/05/16/53000-dead-voters-found-in-florida/

Redbrow

When hoodied protestors disregarded police advice and blocked access to city buildings they were heroes to the same people who vilify George for exercising his right to occupy his own neighborhood.

Beasts of England

Polite Iconoclast:

- In his own neighborhood? Nope.
- Racially profiled? Even the PCA doesn't claim this...
- Community organizer? Nope.

Anything else?

Beasts of England

DoT - Didn't see your heads-up before replying....

mike in houston

RE NYT Article

Does anyone remember Duff Wilson of Duke Lax Fame?

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