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Happy Thursday everyone!


Leave it to Obama to misspell Ohio bbbuutt he’s from Haaavvarrd.  He’s genie-ous and “the once” according to Oprah (well kinda, I added the c as it seems so appropriate…).  See this is what happens when you get Obama off script and take him away from this:



When will his campaign figure it out that you simply cannot separate Obama from TOTUS.  The withdrawal symptoms are not pretty.

The political ads here in Colorado have ramped up.  Both sides are non-stop and both sides have some good and not so good ads running.  I see that Todd Akin is determined to take the GOP and Missouri down in flames with him.  At this point, it isn’t even about his comment that he made as much as the way he self-destructed afterwards and continues to self-destruct and try and take down the entire MO GOP with him.  He is what total self absorption looks like.

I’m going to do something that I NEVER do…  but the analogy is just too funny.  So the good ole boys of the GOP basically trashed Sarah and stabbed her in the back after she saved the party and rebuilt the grassroots to the point that we even have a chance to beat Obama this fall.  So after they did what they did to her regarding the convention, the GOP is now on high alert for a possible hurricane named Isaac.  Now Biblically speaking, Isaac is the son of Sarah.  The name Isaac means “to laugh or laughing one”…   and now we have reports that the RNC could possibly be cancelled…  just saying…


Look who’s taking the initiative

A sunny day to the middle class?  after what a visit to a dispensary for their homemade brownies?  Who are the families this guy is talking about that Biden is such bright sunny day to?

This will be a Must Read…

I’m just not an alarmist… I tried it once… it isn’t a good fit for me but good for him in trying to be prepared…

Lot’s of “ifs” here

Yeah right

Oh really?…

Let’s see where our Curiosity took us yesterday…   With all the roving around, I’m pretty sure this is one of the pictures that they snapped:


Have a great day everyone!

  • RefudiateGOPe

    Good morning all.  Great roundup, Firelight.

    I think the problem with the spelling of Ohio is simply a misunderstanding. They weren’t spelling Ohio for the people in front of them, they were spelling Ohio for the people behind them. At least that’s what the media would have told us if they hadn’t been so preoccupied with their “it’s photo-shopped” theory. :-)

    • Gelston

      The 57 states include both Ohio and Oiho – It’s an Island near Hawaii.

      Please remember that The Obama team gave us Road island to go with Rhode Island.

      I will add Orygun to go with Oregon.

      • RefudiateGOPe

         I guess in Obama’s mind, Taxes, the Not-Alone Star State, is the 54th state.

      • Bean Counter

        And Obama’s favorite state: Denial

      • Lipstick

         Actually, Oiho tipped over out in the Pacific months ago.

  • section9

    What a demoralizing bunch.

    P.J. O’Rourke had a must read piece in World Affairs Journal that was linked to by Glenn Reynolds yesterday. It describes how the Baby Boomers have set the country adrift and have lost their sense of drive and adventure; we’ve replaced the Moon Program with Obamacare. Read the whole thing.

  • krambjj

    Great pick-up on your part Firelight,on  Isaac, being the son of Sarah, “Biblically speaking”. Also the fact that Isaac means, “To Laugh,or Laughing one”. I don’t  if that is some Omen,but now knowing this, it sure will put a smile on my face going into next week.

  • hrh40

    Great roundup – love the pics. :)

  • BostonBruin

    Good morning!

    Well, perhaps this will be the final nail in the coffin. Rasmussen will release a poll today showing McCaskill leading Akin 48 to 38.

    The sooner Akin gets out the better to give his replacement (hopefully Sarah Steelman) plenty of time to ramp up their Fall campaign.

    • section9

      Someone in MO politics needs to sit down with Akin and have a Come to Jesus moment with him. That person, whomever he is, also needs to secure a commitment form Team Frat House, to give Akin a job after Romney wins, in return for Services Rendered. 

      • Bean Counter

        Agreed. But from what I’ve observed of this space alien’s interviews, he’s totally immersed in this ‘standing on principle’ BS and is obsessed with it to the point of abject delusion. Perhaps Huckabee can push him off the cliff, after somebody else convinces Huckabee that he’s likewise delusional, thinking he’s some talk radio icon and political kingmaker.

        I do, however, think the initial public piling on was a tad excessive, then Akin quickly became his own worst enemy. Maybe he should check his bed every night for a severed horse’s head.

        No matter how this sausage winds up getting made, it’s not going be pretty.

    • Lipstick

       Good. Maybe a little bit of reality will sink in. He has obviously surrounded himself with people that are giving him bad advice. He needs to get out now so someone new can have enough time to clean up some of this damage.

      • Riley4Palin

        From what I have read, Akin has surrounded himself with family as his core advisors.  Oh, and Mike Huckabee.

        Next question?

      • senator20526

         It’s going to be hard…..he said that he raised of $100,000 on-line after the interview….who would give money to this joker?

        • Bean Counter


    • Riley4Palin

      ….but….but….Mike Huckabee told Dr. Todd to ask for forgiveness like a zillion times.  Isn’t that worth anything anymore?

  • mark1955

    Just an FYI,Karl Rove and his Pac,’CrossRoads GPS’, were arguably,the deciding factor in putting Todd Akin over the top. Rove’s Pac it was just revealed,contributed $5 million dollars to Akins Primary campaign. Geez,Rove/Jeb pushing behind the scenes,the one person the dems were hoping to run against in the General election. Almost like Rove/Jeb wanted the dem to win. Go figure? Now that Akins has started to self -destruct well before the election and Rove’s name has come out publicly as being behind Akin,Rove can’t backpedal far enough away from his campaign.


       Daaang mark, didn’t know that about Rove. *sigh*

      • Betsey_Ross

        I have a sneaking suspicion that Sarah did.  She was mighty agitated on Greta about this. 

    • Whitney Pitcher

       By chance,  do you have a link for that?

    • senator20526

       Rove should be tied around Akin’s neck as tight as possible….Don’t mention Akins name without mentioning Rove.

    • LS as guest

      Yes, I’d be interested in a link.  My understanding was that CrossRoads was just running ads against McKaskill back as far as during the primaries.

      • TENCOLE

         Me too.

    • section9

      Can you get some documentation on that? I thought Karl was backing Brunner.


    Firelight, I’m not a space or science geek, but the curiosity photos and videos are just way cool.

    I don’t think that Texas judge is the only one preparing for “riots”. Now my cynicism might be showing here,  but I think “riots” are just what Obama wants.
    What other reason for his “National Defense Resources Preparedness” EO
    and this….

    “Specifically, DHS is looking to obtain:- “147 riot helmets” with “adjustable tactical face shield with liquid seal”
    – “147 sets of upper body and shoulder protection”
    – “152 sets of thigh and groin protection”
    – “147 hard-shell shin guards” with “substantial protection from flying debris, non-ballistic weapons, and blows to the leg” and “optimized protective design for severe riot control or tactical situations.”
    – “156 forearm protectors”
    – “147 pairs of tactical gloves”

    “Another recent DHS move to gear up was back in March of this year, when it gave the defense contractor ATK a deal to provide the DHS with 450 million .40 caliber hollow-point ammunition over a five year period.
    On top of that, the DHS has recently purchased a number of bullet-proof checkpoint booths and hired hundreds of new security guards to protect government buildings.”

    So, the RNC wants “tougher calendar rule-breaking penalties”….I think it’s a little too late ain’t it?….I think they shut that door after the horse already left the stable. 

    Have I said yet today how the RNC/GOPE/Mitt make me sick?

    Great line up Firelight, as always…..have a great day.  ♥

    • Kal Vernon

       Who Does The Government Intend To Shoot?

      “The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing
      174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41
      locations in major cities across the U.S.”

      “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has ordered
      46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition. Notice that all of these
      purchases are for the lethal hollow nose bullets.  These bullets are not
      being purchased and stored for squirrel or coyote hunting. This is
      serious ammunition manufactured to be used for serious purposes.”

      “In the war in Iraq, our military forces expended approximately 70
      million rounds per year. In March DHS ordered 750 million rounds of
      hollow point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional
      750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets including some that are
      capable of penetrating walls.”

      • TENCOLE


    • senator20526

       Yesterday on the way into town….we crossed a railroad  overpass…..The train had stopped, so don’t know which way it was heading….but on flat cars as far as we could see…were armored personal carriers for the military… least 500.

      • section9

        Before you jump up and down, in your part of the country is the 1st Marine Division (Afloat) and the First Cavalry Division and what’s left of the Armored Cavalry. They move armor around down there all the damn time.

  • Whitney Pitcher

     That RNC/hurricane analogy is pretty funny. Now, if the hurricane hits and affects the convention, the RNC will blame Palin. 😉

    Hopefully the RNC will catch a hint and not schedule the convention (which are during the height of hurricane season) in an area of the country that could be affected.

    • Riley4Palin

      It really is a disappointing chain of events isn’t it?  I was so looking forward to hearing Tim Pawlenty’s speech too, darn it.  Let’s hope it still passes right by them…….or not.

      Unfortunately, they can still count on high winds and lots of hot air inside the convention too. Now you watch how the northeastern politicos and elites go orgasmic about Christie’s speech.  They will be relentless in their praise of it being the best speech ever.  Stock up on the barf bags because the ‘gag me’ meters will be off the charts next week.

    • Firelight

      I normally find the religious/prophetic comparisons for Sarah a bit creepy but this one I found just plain funny.

      Yes, one would think someone in the RNC would have been smart enough to have been able to forecast this possibility.

      • IsraeliCojones

        I normally find the religious/prophetic comparisons for Sarah a bit creepy

        I knew there was another reason why I love you :)

      • AmazedOne1

        I heartily agree with IC!

  • Whitney Pitcher

    Heh. I just got the “eyebuck” part of your post title, Firelight. Nice!:)

  • Riley4Palin

    Fire, excellent title today.  LOL!

  • Nancy6

    Obama was using a form of Pig Latin that only he knows.

    And you, Firelight, are on fire with your titles lately!
    What’s up with that?:)
    You are using the material out there with great aplomb! (I just looked up the definition of aplomb, and I think it applies!)

    • Firelight

      LOL!  Well, I have a naturally ability for misspelled words :)

  • Riley4Palin

    Oh. My. God.

    Time for the white jackets and rubber rooms, one for Akin and one for his campaign advisor:

  • Whitney Pitcher

    This is completely non-political, but I can’t stop laughing at this website. Dog (and cat) owners will complete relate. Don’t let the name of the site bother you; it’s not anything about animal cruelty or anything like that:

    • Bean Counter

      Which is why I don’t have pets. I can mess up stuff around the house just fine all by myself. Don’t need any help from any of these evil little critters. The pictures are funny though.

    • Riley4Palin

      Whip, thanks for the link.  Very cute!  Whenever I see any dog or puppy on a walk, I always stop to say Hi and want to take them home with me.  You can keep the cats.  LOL

  • indemind

    FWIW… The Keynote speaker for the RNC Convention Fat Boy Christie, was the only Republican who attended White House Christmas Party… Daaa!

    Firelight,Thanks for another Grrreat Round up of the news…. *_* 😉

    Palin- “May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it.”

  • Riley4Palin

    Dr. Todd Akin’s other advisor Mike Huckabee has just weighed in.  Bless his heart.

    “The Party’s leaders have for reasons that aren’t rational, left [Akin] behind on the political battlefield, wounded and bleeding, a casualty of his self-inflicted, but not intentional wound. In a Party that supposedly stands for life, it was tragic to see the carefully orchestrated and systematic attack on a fellow Republican. Not for a moral failure or corruption or a criminal act, but for a misstatement which he contritely and utterly repudiated. I was shocked by GOP leaders and elected officials who rushed so quickly to end the political life of a candidate over a mistaken comment in an interview. This was a serious mistake, but it was blown out of proportion not by the left, but by Akin’s own Republican Party. Is this what the party really thinks of principled pro-life advocates? Do we forgive and forget the verbal gaffes of Republicans who are “conveniently pro-life” for political advantage, but crucify one who truly believes that every life is sacred?
    Who ordered this “Code Red” on Akin? There were talking point memos sent from the National Republican Senatorial Committee suggesting language to urge Akin to drop out. Political consultants were ordered to stay away from Akin or lose future business with GOP committees. Operatives were recruited to set up a network of pastors to call Akin to urge him to get out. Money has changed hands to push him off the plank. It is disgraceful. From the spotlights of political offices and media perches, it may appear that the demand for Akin’s head is universal in the party. I assure you it is not. There is a vast, but mostly quiet army of people who have an innate sense of fairness and don’t like to see a fellow political pilgrim bullied. If Todd Akin loses the Senate seat, I will not blame Todd Akin. He made his mistake, but was man enough to admit it and apologize. I’m waiting for the apology from whoever the genius was on the high pedestals of our party who thought it wise to not only shoot our wounded, but run over him with tanks and trucks and then feed his body to the liberal wolves. It wasn’t just Todd Akin that was treated with contempt by the thinly veiled attack on Todd Akin. It was all the people who have faithfully knocked doors, made calls, and made sacrificial contributions to elect Republicans because we thought we were welcome in the party. Todd Akin owned his mistake. Who will step up and admit the effort being made to discredit Akin and apologize for the sleazy way it’s been handled?
    I’ve always believed and still do, that if you don’t honor your friendships, you don’t honor yourself. And I consider Todd a friend. So I will join Todd as often as I can, in his fight for our Party’s pro-life policies, traditional marriage and our efforts to rein in the massive expansion of government under President Obama. Todd is being systematically scourged for one thing he said. Is that more important than what Claire McCaskill has DONE over her 6 years in the Senate? If you’d like to join the fight, and help defeat a Democrat Senator standing in the way of a conservative majority, I encourage you to join me. The party has decided it won’t help. In fact, it has decided that it will try to cut off the supply lines to Akin to pressure him to exit and let the party bosses overturn the voters of Missouri and pick their own candidate. If this can happen to Todd Akin, who is next?
    I’ve heard the talk of new deadlines and the nonsense about the Republican Party running a 3rd party candidate, but I am no longer listening to that noise. The idea that our Party would continue to play games behind the scenes and feed the Democrats make-believe narrative of the GOP’s fictional war on women is equally ridiculous. Now is the time to focus on electing a conservative Senate Majority. And if the NRSC and RNC and the money-rich PACS won’t help Todd Akin get us to the majority, then we’ll do it without them. And his seat will not have been sold to the highest bidder, but obtained by the highest principles.”

    • Bean Counter

      Well, at least now we won’t have to worry about Huckabee in 2016.

      • Riley4Palin

        Romney and the RNC must be pretty tickled pink that Huckster came out with this love letter four days before the convention.  LMAO!!
        Sorry, can’t feel one bit sorry for any of them.

        I can see Sarah Palin’s smile from my house. 

    • Firelight

      Yuck, I’ve never been a fan of the Huckster so excuse me while I go enjoy this amusement :)

      • section9

        Now you know why I call him Pass-the-Buck-a-Bee!

        What a weasily hound dog.

        At some point, he’ll try and put the blame on Palin. Watch.

  • Firelight

    Gov. Palin will be on America’s News Headquarters this Saturday morning.  They are taking questions.

  • MiBones

    Akin isn’t being selfish, he is standing on his personal beliefs. Attacking him is not going to encourage him to step down. Listen to the way Sarah presents the argument for Akin to do so.  She acknowledges his commitment to principle, but encourages him to step down and pass the torch to someone else who holds his beliefs. That  I believe this is the only path that would make him change his mind about running. Demeaning him and his beliefs are not the way.

    • John_Frank

      Akin isn’t being selfish, he is standing on his personal beliefs.

      Instead of acting as a good public servant, he is acting like a Martyr who is willing to go to the wall for a Providential cause, which is the most selfish act.

      That written, the Governor’s approach of endeavoring to talk him down from the ledge was the best way forward.

      However, it seems that has all gone out the window.

      The Akin campaign is now acting like Baghdad Bob.

      At the same time  common sense and pragmatism went out the window when Huckabee decided to publicly get behind Akin, knowing that people like Tony Perkins and John Willke, M.D. were backing Akin, while launching a broadside attack on the Romney/Ryan ticket among others.

      Akin digs heels in, says Democrats should ask Claire to step down; Huckabee backs Akin staying in race

      Not sure whether to laugh or cry given how much is at stake.

      • MiBones

        Akin believes in the principle of the right to life whenever life is there. For him, standing up for someone, who cannot speak for themselves, is not a selfish act. It comes down to where Akin draws  the line of when life and person hood begins. He believes he fights for those who cannot speak. To him a public servant is defending the defenseless. Here is a link to a definition of life.

        • Whitney Pitcher

          I appreciate Akin’s pro-life stance, and I agree that rape isn’t a reason for an abortion. An abortion following a rape only creates two victims and doesn’t punish the rapist. His stance on abortion is indeed standing for the defenseless.

          However, in light of how misguided, although likely well intended, comments regarding rape and his out there idea of female biology, followed by a horrible way of handling his apology and ignoring the advice of his peers, shows he is selfish. He seems to think he’s the only one from Missouri who can carry that pro life mantle, though it seems he’s headed for a loss.

          Sarah Steelman is pro life too and had the endorsement of the Susan B Anthony list, National Right to Life, and Missouri Right to Life. There are others who could be considered for the position as well who are pro-life.

          While he does defend the defenseless, he may be paving the way for a pro-choice person to win re-election.

          • MiBones

             Has there been negotiations for a pro life candidate to replace Akin?

            • LS as guest

              I believe all of the suggested candidates to replace him are pro-life, no?

              • MiBones

                My question is did the RNC guarantee a pro life candidate to replace Akin and he refused? Also, since Romney had welcomed the endorsement by Wilke in 2007 and Ryan has co sponsored may anti-abortion bills with Akin, are we naive enough to think the Dems are going to drop this type of attack? There is documented evidence that Romney and Ryan  can be linked to Akin and Dr. Willke.  Who knows, this might have been an October surprise. The damage has already been done. We keep beating this dead horse that Akin is selfish. I agree with Sarah Palin on everything she said in her interview with Greta and she was careful not to denigrate him.

                • LS as guest

                  The longer he stays in the race the more ammo he gives to the Dems in districts where they can well use it.  And, of course, the less likely the GOP can recover and beat McCaskill.  By not getting out by Tuesday he’s made it a much bigger hassle for the GOP even if he does eventually get out.

                  Again, there wasn’t any prospective replacement in the MO GOP who was wasn’t pro-life.  By staying in, he of course made it more likely that someone who opposes his ‘principles’ will get the seat.

                • MiBones

                   I am not disagreeing with anyone that he should not get out. My concern was calling him selfish. It does nothing to forward the argument. If he  truly believes that his winning means that he should stay in and fight for the unborn, then I don’t see where calling him selfish,or any other names helps. I don’t live in Mo. I don’t know what guarantees the RNC/ GOP gave him. I don’t know if Akin believes those alternate candidates are sufficiently pro-life for him. I just take my cues from Sarah Palin. She is always gracious, even to those she disagrees with. If any argument is going to work, it will be repeating the message she gave on Greta. I emphasize again. It is not the message I am disagreeing with, it’s the delivery.

            • Whitney Pitcher

              I don’t know of any negotiations, but both primary opponents are pro-life, as is Ann Wagner whose name has been floated. I don’t know that there are any Missouri GOPers who aren’t pro-life.

              • MiBones

                I’m not sure how replies and notifications work. Please see my response to LS as guest. :) 

    • Firelight

      I disagree.  The minute Akin decided not to drop out by 5pm on Tuesday he became 100% selfish.  He decided to take the GOP down with his sinking ship. 

      The right, un-selfish thing would have been to stand on his principals
      and still take one for the team.  No one was asking him to compromise
      his pro-life beliefs or conservative values.  That is a strawman

      Now, in order to make things right he will have to appeal to the MO State Supreme Court and ask them to remove him from the ballot.  They don’t have to grant such a request.  Then Akin would have to reimburse the MO GOP for the re-printing of the ballots.  That is a LOT of hassle and waste of money simply because he refused to meet a deadline and do the right thing.


    • Lipstick

       No disrespect, but Akin is not standing on anything but his own lust for power and a title.

      All he did was open his mouth and give a stupid response to a question any pro-life person running for office should be prepared to answer since the left media will ask them.

      All he did was be an old white man who knows nothing. Giving birth to a child you know has Downs is standing on principle, Akin tried to over explain something he knows nothing about. He is being “attacked” for being selfish and toxic, not for any noble act whatsoever.

  • Riley4Palin

    I can’t help but gloat about this whole thing the RNC/Romney team now faces.  Of course I want our team to win, but the RNC/Bushie/Romney crowd deserves to sweat this one out now.  I hope every single one of them have bags under their eyes, are drinking heavily, and have 100 more gray hairs. 

    The war started years ago when they decided Palin was the enemy instead of a friend. When she got fired on by the MSM and Dems, they made that calculated decision to stand back and watch from the sidelines with a shitty grin on their faces.  To all Palin supporters, that was disheartening to watch for Sarah and her family, we prayed for her, but also so sickening to think people on her own team were so disloyal.

    Their own power and influence over the Republican party changed the second Sarah Palin came down from Alaska and accepted the VP position.  It would never be the same for them and to this day, they continue to try and undermine her and her influence.  Who knows what happened behind the scenes prior to the Republican primary.  We will probably never know.  What we do know is they tried to freeze her out of the RNC Convention this year.  First and foremost, it was completely wrong and disrespectful to her, but it also was so disappointing and hurtful to her millions of supporters who counted on seeing Palin hit a homerun at the convention. 

    I have always believed what goes around comes around.  This whole Akin/Hurricane/now Huckabee mess couldn’t happen to a better group of prickish assholes.Good luck idiots!  You deserve every last headache from now until November.  I don’t feel one bit of sympathy for any of you because the woman who you thought would be your biggest headache this campaign season is turning out to be the only bright sunshine to your miserable days.

    Sarah Palin is too good for the Republican party of today.  God knew exactly what He was doing when she made that decision last October.  God told her and she listened closely.

    • Lipstick

       Awesome post!

    • Bill589

      Someday I believe we will know what has been going on behind the scenes with Sarah and the GOP. It will be after her terms as president, when she writes her memoirs. A sure best seller.

  • Kal Vernon

     Dem Convention becomes anti-Akin affair

    “With an eye on Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate
    rape” comments and the GOP’s mad dash away from the sinking Missouri
    Senate candidate, the Democrats are turning their upcoming presidential
    convention into a pro-choice assault on the Republicans with the help of
    major abortion supporters.

    Just as the Akin crisis was reaching a
    crescendo, the Democrats on Wednesday announced that three starlets of
    the pro-choice movement will be featured at the convention, an event
    that will now drive the liberal charge that the Republicans are

    • Bill589

      Obama should have no hope of winning this election, but he has two aces in the hole:

      Mitt Romney, and the GOP in general.  Those two, may just snatch defeat from victory.

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