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May 06 2012

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On a tip from Bob Roberts.

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  • B. Hussien Da Da, Preisdent for life

    Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

  • wingmann

    “Four more years,and my job will be done”

  • ApplySomeCS

    My work is done here!
    On to Europe and King of the EU!

    Don’t need no stinkin’ birth certificate there!

  • Bob Roberts

    Some poser named “fuzzy rider” is siding with our troll on the last open thread. I’m guessing he’s another paid agitator perhaps, or just our troll posting under a different, perhaps hijacked, name. In any case, you should see the nonsense he’s spewing – that our troll is “masterful” and other such ridiculous things.

    ApplySomeCS says: May 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    ————-
    Maybe they’ll put him in charge of the U.N.

  • Jimbo

    B. Hussien Da Da @ 7:57 PM

    Amen. The implications of that picture are… mind boggling.

    A white female doll in a dress that says “mommy” is already very, VERY un-PC. It is considered history that MUST BE suppressed.

  • Bob Roberts

    Anti-incumbent backlash sends France into a tailspin. With any luck it will save us!

    Hollande not wasting any time starting his own class war.

    HAH! Who couldn’t see this coming!

    He seems to have a reasonably attractive wife./a>

    Doubt it’s because of his looks… but she’s known as the rottweiler!

    He has four children by Segolene Royal, with whom he lived for 30 years but separated acrimoniously six years back when it came out he was having an affair with Valerie Trierweiler.

    Soon she’ll be the woman scorned – mark my words!

    Sarkozy’s wife Carla hasn’t been looking so great lately – don’t know what’s up with her.

    This turn to the left may be part of why the Euro is dropping.

    So you claim the war on terror is over? Then why are the taliban even stronger than before after Obama’s bumbling?

    Biden falls short of promising perversion progress. He won’t agree to allowing same sex unions to be called marriage. As dumb as he is, even he knows man+woman does not equal man+man or woman+woman.

    Biden sees the writing on the wall. He’s going to go up against an incumbent Romney, perhaps with Hillary as his VP. Or so he thinks. I suspect she’d pick a better running mate and he won’t have a chance for the top spot.

    The Democrats are stupid, often, but really, letting Biden have a chance to run for President? Nobody’s that dumb – well, other than Biden.

    Anti-incumbent backlash in Greece.

    Troll’s favorite pals the neo-NAZIs gained there.

    Chavez faltering.

    Don’t know for sure if it’s the cancer or just more anti-incumbent backlash.

    Putting a muzzle on Huffington

    About time!

    Like our troll, she’s spinning the big cut in her duties as a good thing. I suppose, if asked, she’s say she “always stands for the truth”.

  • Bob Roberts

    OOPS, made an error in the HTML… no big deal. Just use the last half of the link about the EURO dropping. The other text will take you, as hoped, to a photo of “the rotweiller”.

  • GM Car Of The Future

    Is that Roddy McDowall in character?
    Wait…but, Roddy is dead.
    That must be Zira, my bad.

  • SR
  • Bob Roberts

    Pretty funny that they’re just now, finally, figuring this out!

    Former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw said Sunday that the glitzy annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is damaging the perception of the press among the American public.

    “It’s time to rethink that,” the longtime newsman said Sunday in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

    He said the annual black-tie affair, which features Washington reporters and editors drinking, joking and partying with Hollywood stars and the city’s top lawmakers — including the president — is contributing to the public’s mistrust of the media.

    “If there’s ever an event that separates the press from the people they’re supposed to be serving, symbolically, it is that one.” he said.

    Dozens arrested by PA, but for how long? I can’t believe they’ll actually be tried, sentenced and will serve their sentences. Hopefully I’m wrong. We shall see.

    From the link:

    The clampdown, the biggest launched by the PA in the West Bank, came after unidentified men shot at the home of Jenin Gov.

    Kadoura Musa last Wednesday.

    Musa was not hurt in the attack. However, he died shortly afterwards of a heart attack, prompting PA President Mahmoud Abbas to order a massive security operation against “outlaws” and “criminals” in the area.

    Many of those arrested are Fatah members and officers working for PA security services.

    Can you imagine the scene in the office of Abbas when he said, “This is outrageous. I want you to go out and round up the usual suspects”, to which his underling replied, “But sir, WE are the usual suspects!”

    The scofflaw nature of so-called “palestinians” is coming home to roost!

    ON VOTER FRAUD AND PUNISHING THE MESSENGER/WHISTLEBLOWER

    I think our own precocious troll served up the usual liberal lie: “But there is no evidence of voter fraud.”

    From the link:

    It is an article of faith on the Left that there is no evidence of significant voter fraud. This is false; here in Minnesota, to name just one state, investigators have uncovered a large number of incidents of fraud. But a larger point also needs to be made: to the extent that not a lot of ballots are proved to be fraudulent, why is that? Obviously, when no effort is made to enforce the law, not many lawbreakers will be caught. That is basically what is going on today. Lax laws make fraud easy. Given that in Democrat-controlled states there is no effort to monitor ballot integrity, how would perpetrators ever be caught?

    Most voters grasp this basic point, so evidence of laxity such as that gathered by O’Keefe is devastating to the Democrats’ position. So how do the Democrats respond? As the large majority of voters would wish, by tightening up procedures to prevent fraud? Of course not! They blame the messenger; and in New Hampshire, they may be trying to arrest the messenger.

    Trying to fight for what is right is dangerous with Democrats in power.

    For “green” tech, bankruptcy is the best option.

    And if you think Obama’s team bumbled and fumbled at the Supreme Court, YOU AIN’T SEEN NUTTIN’ YET!

    Saturday’s arraignment lasted 13 hours, including meal and prayer breaks, as the accused appeared to make a concerted effort to stall the initial hearing, which didn’t end until almost 11 p.m.

    Prayer breaks? What about separation of church and state?

    At least they’re getting one thing right:

    They face 2,976 counts of murder and terrorism in the 2001 attacks that sent hijacked jetliners into New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The charges carry the death penalty.

  • Bob Roberts

    SR says: May 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    ————-
    Our troll will no doubt deny that’s Martin.

  • AC

    Under Obamunism, the lights aren’t going to go out when Comrade Chairman shuts down our capitalist energy supplies.

    Why not?

    Moonbat Tech: Algae-powered lamp

  • Bob Roberts

    WHO SAID THIS:

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

    -0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0

    Anyway, remember what Chavez said at the U.N.?

    Well, something smells in Washington… smells a lot like B.O.!

    Time to clear the place out, clear the air, get rid of that nasty B.O. smell!

    As for our economy, running on hope is all good and well, but last I heard, hope wasn’t hiring, nor was change.

  • Bob Roberts

    AC says: May 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    ———————
    So they’re back to selling perpetual motion machines!

  • Bob Roberts

    Worst Case Scenario:

    Obama re-elected in 2012.

    Some time before he’s termed out in 2016, through voter fraud and other means, he gets control of the Congress and gets the 22nd Amendment repealed so he can run and be elected indefinitely.

  • AC

    The worst case scenario is the election of a RINO Republican who does not change the country’s course, continuing the spending of Obama, Pelosi, and Boehner, leading us to economic collapse, a blaming of conservatism, and the election of a Marxist strongman in 2016.

    If we fail to hold a Republican victor accountable the result could be devastating. The spending has to be stopped. The only thing worse than Obamunist spending driving us to collapse is a sheepish public blaming Republicans for a collapse brought on by continuing the Obamunist spending.

  • AC

    To reiterate my caution: the National Socialist madman Adolf Hitler would never have been democratically elected were it not for the Weimar hyperinflation, which left the confused and economically illiterate public angry and desiring of a scapegoat.

  • Bob Roberts

    And speaking of election blowouts…

    You know, I knew of the more recent elections, where Reagan did so well, and even that Nixon did really well. But I didn’t realize that Eisenhower beat Stevenson so handily.

    Twice!

    Now we know Kennedy, in collusion with the media, basically stole the election in 1960.

    About the only time Democrats did as well was in the Johnson/Goldwater contest in 1964 and that, too, was due to mostly lies from the left and a willing press passing them on.

    Johnson knew, once the people got to know him anyway, he didn’t stand a chance.

    He declined to even bother running for a second term.

    Nixon thrashed Humphrey solidly in 1968. Then Nixon’s defeat of McGovern in 1972 is legendary.

    Despite Watergate and the scandalous Nixon administration, Carter still only barely managed to defeat Ford despite the fact he was essentially selected, not elected, as President.

    And I already talked about both of Reagan’s legendary victories against Democrat challengers.

    George H.W. Bush did rather well against Dukakis, too.

    Even with Ross Perot’s help, Clinton didn’t really do all that well against Bush four years later – and in fact it was Bush’s own mistakes that probably were key to him losing.

    For an incumbent, particularly one facing a real unappealing candidate, Clinton didn’t do all that well against Bob Dole in 1996.

    Gore did his best to steal the 2000 election and failed.

    Bush did a great job against Kerry, though due to lax voter registration and ID requirements, Kerry did well in big/powerful states like California, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin (no doubt with union collusion) and other eastern/New England states to prevent an absolute blowout even though the numbers Bush got, from a counties or square miles or states won perspective, were great.

    Despite a full court press by the press against Bush, he still did fairly well, winning by a clear margin by any measure.

    And despite all the voter fraud and bussing people from county to county and state to state to vote multiple times in multiple places, Obama still didn’t achieve a blowout against McCain. This despite McCain being perhaps the worst candidate to go forward, despite the baggage of the false Bush legacy, etc.

    You know, the closest thing to a “blowout” (and it’s really far from that) I’ve seen by a Democrat would be Truman beating Dewey, despite polls that seemed the opposite was assured to the point that papers actually published the headline “Dewey Beats Truman” before the results were in.

    I wonder if, and how much, Democrat voter fraud played in that election?

    Same question for the elections of 1940 and 1944.

    In fact to get a real Democrat blow out, you have to go all the way back to 1936, FDR v. Landon, or 1932, FDR v. Hoover.

    Hoover, who mopped up the floors with Smith in 1928 and, likely only because of the Great Depression, failed to get re-elected in 1932.

    Coolidge beat Davis pretty handily back in 1928, though I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a blowout and of course Progressive LaFollette was likely somewhat of a Perot factor, though not as significant as Perot was in Bush v. Clinton decades later.

    In 1920 Harding beat Cox pretty handily.

    Incumbent Wilson beat Hughes in 1916, not surprisingly. While not a blowout, by states it did look pretty ugly. In other respects, not so much.

    In 1912 Wilson won, likely only due to the crowded and confusing field. I don’t know – almost qualifies as a blowout except for the fact two essentially Republican candidates split the votes which either one likely would have garnered if not for the fact they both ran. Despite Taft having the power of the incumbent, I suspect Roosevelt might have been the better man to nominate and so by not doing so the Republicans gave that one away – a lesson the obamunists may be about to learn this year, hopefully!

    Taft did reasonably well against Bryan in 1908, but nothing close to a blowout.

    Same with Roosevelt against Parker in 1904. Perhaps a landslide, but not a blowout.

    And since this post is more than long enough, I’ll end with McKinley’s thrashing of Bryan in 1900 – a sound defeat but nothing to crow all that loudly about, I suppose, though McKinley did better, and Bryan worse, than in their first go round in 1896.

    How would YOU define a landslide or a blowout in terms of:

    States won
    Electoral college votes won
    Popular vote percentages

  • Bob Roberts

    You know, it occurs to me that Democrats have been using scare tactics against Republicans ever since Democrat Buchanan warned, in 1856, that Republicans were extremists whose victory would lead to civil war.

    Only it wasn’t the Republicans who started the war.

    Then there’s McClellan, who ran against Lincoln in 1864 as the head of an anti-war party even though he didn’t agree with that sentiment.

    About as logical as the Nobel people giving Obama a peace prize before he took office, only to have him start more wars than several of his predecessors combined.

  • Sam Adams

    Incumbent Wilson beat Hughes in 1916, not surprisingly. While not a blowout, by states it did look pretty ugly. In other respects, not so much.
    ________

    Wilson won by promising to keep our boys out of the war in Europe.

  • Smorfia48
  • Smorfia48

    And taking whimpering dhimmitude to ever more self abasing new depths: The attorney for unrepentant 9/11 terrorist Walid bin Attash not only wears a hijab for his trial, but scolds the women on the prosecution team for failing to dress lke a desert barbarian’s chattel as well:

    http://nation.foxnews.com/september-11-trial/2012/05/06/911-defense-attorney-calls-women-wear-appropriate-clothing

    The stupid moonbat appears to think that kuffar women are obligated to not dress “in a way that was not in keeping with my client’s religious beliefs.”

  • http://www.brycchancarey.com/abolition/wilberforce.htm Wilberforce

    Ah, the wonders of Communism and forced abortions! Praise to the state, progressive brethren! (Do not read before breakfast, as you can probably deduce from the title.)

    “South Korea cracks down on human flesh capsules being smuggled from China.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/07/south-korea-cracks-down-on-human-flesh-capsules-being-smuggled-from-china/?test=latestnews

  • TED
  • TED
  • TED
  • TED

    The one
    “Life of Julia” they left out!

  • TED

    Another “Life of Julia” they left out…

  • http://westernhero.blogspot.com silverfiddle

    You progressive Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! Damn you all to hell!

  • AC
  • AC
  • TrickleUpPolitics

    From an interview with Lasn, the Adbusters founder:

    Adbusters’ mission statement says that you want to change “the way meaning is produced.” What does that mean?

    At the moment, meaning is produced by a commercialized mass media that is mixing communications with commercialism and mind-fucking us all and not giving us the information we need to make wise decisions about the future. The political Left has been pretty lousy at creating that kind of deep-down meaning, of having narratives that inspire young people. The future is a meme war and the winners will be the people who know how to create the meaning.

    Meme war…I threw up in my mouth a little.

  • Spider

    WORD OF THE DAY
    EULOGY, n.

    What America’s sovereign individuals are going to hear on Inauguration Day, if Barack O’Dumbo gets re-elected and drives a stake through the beating heart of American liberty…

  • FrankW

    Not real sure which way to go on this:
    a href>http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/07/dinosaurs-farted-their-way-to-extinction-british-scientists-say/?intcmp=features
    Either global warming is not man-made, the dinos did it first.
    Or
    The liberal affiliated GW types will even rewrite prerecorded history.
    Either way if we would get rid of the vegans and encourage meat eating we can combat global warming.

  • Bloodless Coup

    Warning

    Re-Education Camps for Political Activists Are Real!

    http://www.infowars.com/re-education-camps-for-political-activists-are-real/

  • TrickleUpPolitics
  • TrickleUpPolitics

    Minutes into his stump speech at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner here, as hundreds of Republicans poke at chicken and mini-potatoes, Richard Mourdock chokes up, his voice cracking over the sound system, all the way to the bar at the back of the room.

    “Honestly, as I look at our nation’s capital, I feel more frustrated with Republicans than Democrats,” says Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer. But “bipartisanship has taken us to the brink of bankruptcy. It is not bipartisanship we need, it is principle.”

    The audience bursts into applause.

    This is the kind of conservative zeal that some voters say has been missing from longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar, the 80-year-old elder statesman who is now in the fight of his political life.

  • TrickleUpPolitics

    Thousands of pills filled with powdered human baby flesh discovered by customs officials in South Korea
    More than 17,000 pills smuggled into country have been intercepted since last August
    Pills viewed as a ‘miracle cure’ for all ailments – but unsurprisingly they are harmful
    By RICHARD SHEARS and ROB COOPER
    PUBLISHED: 05:44 EST, 7 May 2012 | UPDATED: 09:32 EST, 7 May 2012

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2140702/South-Korea-customs-officials-thousands-pills-filled-powdered-human-baby-flesh.html#ixzz1uC9st2QK

  • http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.ca Reaganite Republican

    Obammunist Conundrum:
    No More Free Stuff

  • Alxandro

    Daggumit, someone beat me to it.
    I’ve had the idea to do a similar pic, but haven’t had time.
    Guess I better make time.

  • TrickleUpPolitics

    Move-On spokesman called on its BS by Anderson Cooper(!)

    COOPER: President Obama himself agreed to take money out. His budget, in fact, for 2013 specifies taking billions of dollars out for this. But you don’t say he’s targeting women, do you? I haven’t heard MoveOn.org say President Obama is targeting women’s health, that the Democrats are targeting women’s health five months ago. Now it’s Republicans targeting women’s health because they are wanting to do it.

    RUBEN: You know, the fact is you have — we have millions of –

    (CROSSTALK)

    COOPER: So when –

    RUBEN: — MoveOn members who benefit from programs –

    COOPER: So when President Obama –

    RUBEN: Rely on these programs — COOPER: Wanted to –

    RUBEN: We fight president — we’ve fought President Obama all the time.

    COOPER: So — so where’s your ad for — where’s your ad saying President Obama is targeting women?

    RUBEN: President Obama wants to — look, was it a problem –
    COOPER: Yes or no? Does that target women when President Obama wants to take billions of dollars out of this?
    RUBEN: We’ve run ads against President Obama. But the fact is if you want to look at who is consistently targeting women, who is — you know, who’s the party that’s trying to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, who is the party that has consistently been trying to cut funding for cervical cancer and Pap smears? That’s the Republicans.

    And we’re going to call that out. And of course they’re going to try to dodge and get away from that. But the fact is, it’s true. There are over $200 million of 2013 funding that they are zeroing out.

    COOPER: And Obama’s 2013 budget when –

    RUBEN: And the bottom line is this is — we shouldn’t be having this conversation. Why are we having a conversation — look, you have student loan rates –

    COOPER: Because my job is to report on facts. Not to meet your agenda. And when President Obama suggests in his 2012 budget cutting billions of dollars from this, I don’t see a MoveOn.org ad saying President Obama is attacking women. You only seem to be targeting Republicans because that meets your political agenda.

    RUBEN: I just — I just don’t think that’s true. I mean look –

    COOPER: So when President Obama wants to cut money from this, that’s not targeting women?
    RUBEN: When President Obama is taking billions of dollars out of this, that’s wrong and will have a disproportionate effect on women.

    COOPER: So he’s targeting women.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/06/video-cnn-not-exactly-buying-the-war-on-wimmenses-meme/

  • lao

    Hilarious far-right political headline of the day:

    John Hawkins / Right Wing News: Mitt Romney’s Top 30 Potential Picks For Vice-President

  • Bob Roberts

    AC says: May 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    ————
    While I agree in part, I think you’re discounting the role the ridiculously flawed Treaty of Versailles played – in part by helping bring about that hyperinflation.

  • StanInTexas

    Lao, you can stop kissing up to RWN’s coward of an owner. You knwo that is Vega’s job!

  • lao

    Can’t read can you stanwee?

    I was MOCKING that headline.

  • StanInTexas

    Interesting how you manage to post a link from RWN, a place you have claimed to NEVER have visited.

    Which of your former posting names should we call you?

  • lao

    Delusional as usual stanwee. I didn’t post a link, I quoted a headline.

    memeorandum

    The headline (and a link if you want to click it) is currently in the “More Items” list at the bottom but if it scrolls off of there, you can find it in the memeorandum river link on the right side.

  • StanInTexas

    Sure, CRTHNS, sure it is.

    Oooo, I said link instead of article. Good to see you are still petty enough to point out typos!

  • Bob Roberts

    FrankW says: May 7, 2012 at 7:27 am
    —————-
    There’s really only one way to go on that: HOGWASH!

    The dinosaurs were no more capable of overcoming the orders of magnitude greater forces of nature that control weather, temperature and climate than are humans today.

    AC says: May 7, 2012 at 6:06 am
    ——————-
    Which begs a question I’m betting the media won’t answer:

    What has happened to the burglary rate in Sanford, FL now that St. Skittles has “retired”.

  • Bob Roberts

    Though still a tie statistically, Romney edges into slight lead on straight numbers.

    I suspect it may be tight all the way up until November, unless the voters come to their senses. Other polls suggest that is happening now.

    Conventional wisdom suggests independents will decide this election – unless voter fraud does.

  • Bob Roberts

    Troll didn’t show this pic.

    Prior to the event, obamunists boasted the turnout would be around 35,000. The actual event saw less than half that number show up.

    Now there were apparently some storms, which may partially explain the lite turnout.

    In response the troll went and cherry picked a Romney event from months ago to show how dismal his turnout was way back then. Not sure of the conditions at that place – for all we know it was the middle of a raging blizzard or some such.

  • Bob Roberts

    OWN PWN’D!

    She’s not doing so well these days.

    Maybe she needs a new leftist/neonazi catchword in order to drum up interest.

    What about….

    FORWARD!

  • SR
  • lao

    re bobby @9:13.

    You actually take your comments seriously don’t you?

    That’s why I laugh.

    I have already acknowledged that the number of people at the Ohio rally was about 4,000 short of a full house. So, your link to a picture of 200 empty seats does not impress me too much.

    bobby sez: Prior to the event, obamunists boasted the turnout would be around 35,000. The actual event saw less than half that number show up.

    Let’s see – 35,000 divided by 2 equals less than 17,500. Like I said, 14,000+ is the figure acknowledged.

    Also, do explain how the Obama campaign planned to get 35,000 people into an arena that holds 18,000. Did the fire department know?

    bobby sez: In response the troll went and cherry picked a Romney event from months ago to show how dismal his turnout was way back then. Not sure of the conditions at that place – for all we know it was the middle of a raging blizzard or some such.

    LOL!!!

    I also provided a link to a Romney rally from last Friday.

    But hey, if you think Romney is doing well on the rally population front, provide a link to a picture of the most crowded Romney rally you can find.

  • lao

    I see the Ron Paul camp has made fun of that Romney stadium “rally” as well. Poor Mitt’s comments there, as shown at the start of this video, are unbelievably hilarious.

    Mitt Romney Rallies Vs. Ron Paul Rallies

  • Bob Roberts

    One reason things aren’t going so well in Afghanistan.

    Obama’s been releasing murderous terrorists as long as they “promise to be good”.

    I’d be for releasing them, as long as we release them to “go meet Allah”.

  • Bob Roberts

    Even hardcore moonbat leftys admit: The Answer Isn’t Socialism; It’s Capitalism That Better Spreads the Benefits of the Productivity Revolution

    While I can’t say his piece isn’t nonsense free (a quick read suggests he really still doesn’t have a clue in most respects), he’s right about one thing. Capitalism may be flawed and may need some tweaks. But socialism is not the answer – it would be much, much worse.

  • FrankW

    I know Bob, the don’t know which way to go part was sort of rhetorical {I should have indicated it better}. A friend of mine with a degree in physics and a minor in stats (he works for a company that designs highways) worked out the details of the number of cows it would take to meaningfully change the atmospheric conditions. His numbers were huge, I think he said it would take over 500 billion cows over 1000 years to accomplish it.
    I still like the idea of getting rid of the liberal vegans though, maybe they should all voluntarily convert to the pure liberal faith and exist purely on sunlight.

  • Bob Roberts

    StanInTexas says: May 7, 2012 at 8:43 am
    ————–
    Why not just call him by his new name: FUZZY RIDER

  • Bob Roberts

    FrankW says: May 7, 2012 at 9:51 am
    ——————-
    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

    In any case, if any class in the animal kingdom has the ability to make a meaningful contribution to the atmosphere and global climate, it would be the insects. But even there I suspect forces of nature are more dominant.

  • Bob Roberts

    lao says: May 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    AND

    lao says: May 7, 2012 at 9:33 am
    ————
    Note how the troll lies and thinks he will get away with it!

    AFTER I made my comment about his use of carefully planned, tight shots which avoided showing all the empty seats at the Obama rally, AFTER I pointed out he went back months to find a Romney rally where the crowd was not very big, which was TRUE, he LATER posted a link to a campaign event held in a PRIVATE FACTORY, not a PUBLIC ARENA, as if that is a fair comparison to Obama’s rally.

    He’s really lying overtime, which is why I’ve pointed out I’ve switched sides from being one who was in favor of keeping him around to one who thinks he’s more just a distraction and a lying pain in the A$$ these days.

    I suspect if you check on where the Mitt Romney Campaign Rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 4 2012 actually was, you’ll find it was probably a capacity crowd, standing room only.

    The fact remains that Obama scheduled a campaign kickoff rally and failed to fill the house, failed to get even half of the people the campaign bragged were going to show up. Now it’s not my fault, nor is it the fire marshal’s fault, that the campaign rally lied and gave a number that was apparently 50% or more over the capacity of the venue THEY CHOSE. Perhaps they chose such a limited venue because they knew, in fact, that the crowd was going to be much smaller than they claimed and even their modest true beliefs were a significant overestimate, as images from honest people proved.

    In any case, this isn’t about Romney, though the troll wishes to distract us from the real message here. That message is that the general public is onto Obama and his ilk this time around and it’s going to take even more massive voter fraud than last time to get him re-elected.

  • TrickleUpPolitics

    A lady called Rush today who lives near the university and said that the Obama campaign spent at least a week going door to door to find people to attend the event. Sounds desperate to me.

  • J

    Obama Justice Department Awards $400,000 In Grants To Group That Includes Former Weather Underground Radical Bernardine Dohrn…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/07/justice-department-awards-400000-in-grants-to-former-weather-underground-radical-bernardine-dohrn-group/

  • J

    Dozens of Occupy Cleveland Members Pack Courthouse To Support Bridge Bomb Suspects During Arraignment…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/07/dozens-of-occupy-cleveland-members-pack-courthouse-to-support-bridge-bomb-suspects-during-arraignment/

  • J

    U.S. Navy Christens Ship Named After Socialist Union Organizer Cesar Chavez…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/07/u-s-navy-christens-ship-named-after-socialist-union-organizer-cesar-chavez/

  • J

    Obama Admin Official Cites Karl Marx In His Defense of “Class Warfare”

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/07/obama-admin-official-cites-karl-marx-in-his-defense-of-class-warfare/

  • J

    Lib Professors Say Obama Campaign So Lacking In Racial Diversity It May Violate Civil Rights Law..

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/07/lib-professors-say-obama-campaign-so-lacking-in-racial-diversity-it-may-violate-civil-rights-law/

  • J

    Occupy Wall Street Backs Chilean Marxist-Leninist Terror Group…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/06/occupy-wall-street-backs-chilean-marxist-leninist-terror-group/

  • J
  • J

    Obama 2008: “The Question This Election Is ‘Will This Country Be Better Off Four Years From Now’”

    Obama 2012: “The Question This Election Is Not How We’re Doing Today”…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/05/obama-2008-the-question-this-election-is-will-this-country-be-better-off-four-years-from-now-obama-2012-the-question-this-election-is-not-how-were-doing-today/

  • J

    Republicans’ Wellbeing Higher Than Democrats’, Independents’

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/154499/Republicans-Wellbeing-Higher-Democrats-Independents.aspx

  • J

    Lib High School Principal Fired For Creating Phony Facebook Page to Spy on Kids

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/05/lib-high-school-principal-fired-for-creating-phony-facebook-page-to-spy-on-kids/

  • J
  • J

    Republicans want Harvard to investigate Elizabeth Warren’s ‘academic fraud’

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/07/republicans-want-harvard-to-investigate-elizabeth-warrens-academic-fraud/#ixzz1uDLYJ8Cp

  • J

    Top Democrat says Taliban has grown stronger under Obama’s leadership – AP

    http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz1uDLzWAF5

  • J

    OCCUPIERS ADMIT ON VIDEO THAT OHIO TERROR SUSPECT SIGNED LEASE FOR ‘OCCUPY CLEVELAND’ WAREHOUSE

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/oops-occupiers-admit-on-video-that-ohio-terror-suspect-signed-lease-for-occupy-cleveland-warehouse/

  • J
  • J

    ‘Highly lawyered’ memo was drafted to shield Obama if bin Laden raid failed…

    http://freebeacon.com/admin-drafted-memo-to-shield-obama-if-obl-raid-failed/

  • SR
  • SR

    AG Holder and tool Invokes Trayvon Martin Case in Speech to NAACP

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ag-eric-holder-invokes-trayvon-martin-case-speech-detroit-naacp

  • Festivus

    The venue for the Obama speech, Schottenstein Center, is 18,809 for a basketball game. For this event, the floor was available for attendees to stand (a la a rock concert) which considerably increases the capacity of the venue.

    This picture is pretty telling.

    Looks as though there were more than 4,000 empty seats.

  • Sinister66

    Festivus says:
    You should find a picture with Obama and the crowd together. I believe the one you posted is before the rally started.

    I hope Romney wins just to here the rhetoric change from “Obama the socialist, muslim, fag….” to “Romney the follower of the satanic false religion”. In both cases it will be spewed by the same people.

  • Festivus

    Sinister66 says: May 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    You should find a picture with Obama and the crowd together. I believe the one you posted is before the rally started.

    That is pure speculation on your part. If you look closely at the photo, you will see people clapping with their attention fixed in the direction of the stage. It doesn’t look as though it was take before the start of the rally.

    I assume that the seats were more full at the other end wof the venue where the stage was located.

  • FrankW

    What does “just to here mean”?
    In other news, http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20220507parents_rules_half-baked_states_junk_food_ban_could_take_bite_out_of_school_fundraisers/srvc=home&position=0
    Taxachusetts has banned bake sales. You know what they say, when cupcakes are outlawed, only outlaws will have cupcakes.
    Reach for the icing and I’ll shoot.
    New Miranda speech in Mass.
    You are under arrest. You have the right to remain hungry. You have the right to a tofu substitute. You have the right to a vegan replacement product. Do you understand these rights and detest the food choices you have been allowed?
    The story claims that it is due to health concerns, but I wonder if attacking free enterprise is partially the cause.

  • lao

    festus that photo has been posted multiple times already. In the thread devoted to this topic are multiple links to other photos and videos that show the crowd. If you can look at those and still support blunt’s claim that the venue was “largely empty” then you definitely earn your daily Kool-Aid.

  • Festivus

    lao says: May 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    The point I’m making is that the venue was much more than 4,000 shy of it’s capacity for this event.

    Who’s drinking the Kool-Aid?

  • Bob Roberts

    TrickleUpPolitics says: May 7, 2012 at 11:20 am
    A lady called Rush today who lives near the university and said that the Obama campaign spent at least a week going door to door to find people to attend the event. Sounds desperate to me.
    ————————
    A while back I was up at Venice Beach because someone I knew that was visiting from somewhere else wanted to see the area. I cautioned them that it was not the place it had been – now it’s mostly drug users looking for drug dealers and a bunch of tourist traps and “medical marijuana clinics”.

    Anyway, while we were there for about a 30 minute time period at most, three “producers” (that’s what they claimed) for the Bill Maher show came up and literally begged us to come attend the next taping. Seems they were reduced to trolling the addicts to get their audience rounded out.

    I suspect that the Obama people also bussed in union and other folks to try to fill up the arena. Now if reports are correct it held between 18k and 20k and the crowd was between 14k and 15k while the Obama campaign had been bragging that 35k had promised to attend.

    I suspect the counting was inflated, as it usually is, at leftist events.

    As for the photos, I noticed they were always chosen at peculiar angles and there was no wide angle shot showing a whole 1/2 of the venue at once, suggesting that the Obama people had everyone move to fill in and make it appear to be a packed house when we know it was not. Whether or not the “largely empty” statement is valid or not we cannot say for sure – the images provided suggest that is the case BUT at least one of them could well have been taken before the event began, although not much before from the look of things.

    What we do know is:

    1) The obamunists apparently lied about the number that was going to show up, because they clearly didn’t.
    2) the obamunists tried to make it look like a full house when it clearly wasn’t.
    3) Our troll is in full damage control mode trying to spread that myth – the fact someone was taking the pictures he’s posted suggests they knew some would be criticizing Obama for not being able to pack the house and so they picked their angles and used creative framing to make it appear otherwise.

    You will note in pictures at the links the troll posted that they would take a picture, then pan the camera a degree or two, hardly changing the area within frame, then take another. Why would they do that if the arena was full? I know when I do that sort of work I do a FULL PAN. Further, on the linked video the troll provided it was clear the camera operator was being careful not to show the upper deck, which we know by other photos provided was largely empty.

    I wouldn’t put it past the obamunists to have actually moved the crowd from section to section so they could take pictures to suggest there was a full house when there was not, which is what they apparently tried, and failed, to do.

    So both sides are stretching the truth, at worst.

    Doesn’t matter – the important fact is the obamunists, and our troll, were caught in yet another lie.

  • lao

    Uh-huh and was it around three-quarters full of people or was it “largely empty”?

  • Festivus

    lao says: May 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Were you wrong or correct?

  • lao

    bobby sez: As for the photos, I noticed they were always chosen at peculiar angles and there was no wide angle shot showing a whole 1/2 of the venue at once, suggesting that the Obama people had everyone move to fill in and make it appear to be a packed house when we know it was not.

    Bobby you posted the same SINGLE photo that festus did. Anyone with brains can see that picture was indeed chosen for a peculiar angle.

    Go to the thread devoted to the topic and look at the posted videos taken by the public in attendance at the event.

    Go to YouTube and find me a video of the event that backs up your fantasyland claims.

  • Bob Roberts

    AN INTERESTING UPDATE ON THE ZIMMERMAN CASE.

    I got to wondering if there had been a significant impact on crime in the area, and in particular in the gated community (The Retreat at Twin Lakes) and so I set out to find out.

    Using a website that provides crime data for the area, I selected a time period from 20111109 to today. I selected an area centered on the gated community with a radius of .5 mile. Here are the results I obtained, with “the incident” being that involving Martin and Zimmerman:

    Before the incident, there were:

    Six burglaries, three within the gated complex and three close by but outside it.
    Two vehicle break ins, both nearby, outside the gated community, one of these at a nearby business.
    Six acts of vandalism, one inside the gated community, the others nearby, outside the gated community.
    Three thefts from a nearby business.
    Two thefts from a residence inside the gated community.

    February 26, 2012: Zimmerman follows Martin, Martin attacks Zimmerman, Zimmerman shoots Martin in self-defense.

    After the incident, there were:
    Three thefts from a nearby business.
    A single vandalism nearby, outside the gated community, at a school.
    A single burglary nearby, outside the gated community.
    A single vehicle break in – nearby, outside the gated community.
    ZERO incidents of theft from a residence.

    It appears the involuntary retirement of St. Skittles had a significant effect on crime in the gated community and within a .5 mile radius around it.

  • lao

    Look at this video then tell me some more of your ignorant lies bobby.

    Obama Rally 5 May 2012 – The Supporters – Romney Campaign Lie Exposed

  • Bob Roberts

    lao says: May 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    —————
    Caught the troll in another lie.

    There are TWO photos that have been linked.

    One may well be before the event, which shows a great number of empty seats over a large area of the venue.

    The other is a tighter shot and, using the troll’s logic, shows the event while it’s “in progress” – his test for this was that the crawl was displaying the Obama/Biden 2012 logo. In it you can see a good section of the upper deck is completely empty.

    Now it’s unfortunate that NOBODY seems to have caught and shared better pictures. I think more may eventually be forthcoming. But what we can tell based on what we do see is the obamunists did certainly ‘herd’ the people that showed up so that the place would appear to be packed, when it clearly was not.

    THAT is the story here, not some nonsense about some months ago Romney event or some small recent Romney event where there was never a plan to invite thousands.

    All that is attempts to distract us from the facts – Obama is going down.

  • lao

    Hilarious. You have TWO photos, one of which shows 200 empty seats, woweee!

    Come on bobby, take the video challenge or admit YOU GOT NOTHING!

  • Bob Roberts

    Caught the troll in yet ANOTHER LIE:

    lao says: May 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    —————-
    If you watch at about :35 in the video, the camera person, who had been doing a great job of keeping the camera from straying to the upper level, slipped. As they pan to the upper level, freeze the video. Note that, at the right side of the frame, THE SECTIONS OF THE UPPER DECK ON THE RIGHT ARE COMPLETELY EMPTY! Not right behind Obama nor the first section just to the right (and left, perhaps) of center, but beyond those IT APPEARS LIKELY, FROM THE VIDEO THE TROLL LINKED, THAT THE UPPER DECK WAS EMPTY! This mistake was repeated at about :50 in the video where, as the camera comes around to the left side, just before the camera operator panned down, you see the crowd ends after one section on the left side on the upper deck. The mistake is repeated at about :56 also, showing the UPPER DECK IS EMPTY BEYOND MAYBE 1 SECTION PAST THE CURVE ON THE END WITH THE STAGE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE VENUE! Note when the camera pans back to the right at 1:03 the operator attempts to keep the view below the crawl, which divides the lower and upper sections, but again you get some quick glimpses that show THAT THE UPPER DECK WAS MOSTLY EMPTY JUST AS THE TWO LINKED PHOTOS WE PROVIDED SHOWED!

    This suggests that the venue was in fact much more empty than claimed – likely had something just over 50% capacity so that means around perhaps 10,000 at most – an admittedly rough estimate based on crude estimates of what the floor, the lower section and the upper sections would likely hold based on this video and the pictures the troll provided.

    That’s worth breaking the “Kick the Troll” rule and telling him, directly, “GOOD JOB PROVING WHAT A LIAR YOU & THE OBAMUNISTS ARE!”

  • Bob Roberts

    I took the video challenge AND WON!

    Got any more videos that prove us right and you wrong, troll?

    Please, we’re waiting!

  • Bob Roberts

    The troll is busy looking for videos that show the empty upper deck now.

    My work here is done, for now.

    C ya later!

  • lao

    I love it you just can’t keep a Kool-Aid drinker down, particularly one so far into the juice as bobby.

    Since you are determined to provide mendacity with no relation to reality, by all means, analyze each one of these.

    Fire It Up, Ready To Go! President Obama 2012 Re-Elect Rally

    President Barack Obama & First Lady, “Ready to Go!” Rally 2

    Do make sure that your analysis is consistent.

  • lao

    And it isn’t right that we ignore the rally in Richmond Virginia that happened on the same day.

    Obama Richmond Rally – Four More Years Chant

    TEXT

  • lao

    Ooops…TEXT is a dead link.

  • Bob Roberts

    What do you know, I spoke too soon!

    NOTE:

    THE TROLL EATS IT!

    Here’s his linked video from the next open thread, May 6

    If you watch it, here’s what you see:

    First, the camera person, for the most part, tries to carefully avoid going to the upper deck EXCEPT JUST BEHIND AND JUST TO THE RIGHT AND LEFT OF THE STAGE AREA!

    But they slip up. Watch carefully – four times, two on the right and two on the left, they slip up and show THAT THE UPPER DECK IS IN FACT MOSTLY EMPTY JUST AS THE PICTURES PROVIDED BY ROMNEY SUPPORTERS SAID!

    Now as for the two videos linked above in the 12:24 post, here’s the scoop:

    “Ready to Go”

    This video is taken, apparently by the same person (based on the description given in the video provided on the open thread, that one I linked above) and they are in the lower section, behind the band. Note how they keep the camera carefully aimed so it doesn’t show the upper deck. You can just barely see the crawl at top of frame. This is because, no doubt, THE UPPER DECK IS EMPTY ABOVE THE CRAWL FROM THIS ANGLE!

    BUT WAIT, STARTING AT :43 IN THE VIDEO THEY START SLIPPING AND SHOWING THAT IN FACT THE UPPER DECK IS INDEED EMPTY FOR MOST OF IT’S EXPANSE! JUST LIKE THE ROMNEY PICTURES SHOWED! You can see this again at 2:45 into this video. They slip up again at about 5:48 and again at around the time Obama is seen leaving the stage to his right. So the troll can’t claim this was “before the rally began”!

    So that’s TWO videos the troll provided that prove what a liar he is. Let’s see if there is another one, shall we?

    Here is the other video the troll provided on the other thread at 12:34:

    THIS IS GREAT: The opening scene shows that the obamunists stage managed the crowd. NOTE THE UPPER DECK IS EMPTY FROM ABOVE THE BAND AND ON TOWARDS THE LEFT JUST AS THE OTHER TWO VIDEOS SHOWED!

    Again, the troll provided yet another video that PROVES HE AND THE OBAMUNISTS ARE LIARS and the venue was in fact significantly, perhaps even mostly, empty based on the obamunists claims they expected 35k to show up in a venue that held less than 20k and even so they wound up with a ton of empty seats and claim they had an attendance of around 14 or 15k when the videos provided by the troll suggest it was perhaps more like 10k.

  • Bob Roberts

    lao says: May 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    ————
    I think the troll doesn’t bother to check his own sources!

    If he had, he would have seen that one of the videos he linked at 3:57 CLEARLY SHOWS MUCH OF THE UPPER DECK EMPTY, while the other attempts to hide this fact but fails, just like the first one.

    Flail away, o troll!

    And now note he’s trying to change the subject, badly beaten and proven as the liar we already knew he was!

    We’re not talking about the Virginia rally, troll. You can all you want, but we’re talking about your lies and their lies about the first one in Ohio.

    Blount didn’t say the Virginia one had a lot of empty seats, he said the Ohio one did.

    Now if you want to admit you’re wrong and apologize to us, maybe we’ll go on and talk about the Virginia rally, but not before!

    NOTE the references are reversed in my post at 4:15. Where I talk about the 12:34 post and video, that’s above. Where I talk about the other two videos posted at 12:24, that was on the original thread. Here he posted them (assuming they’re the same videos) at 3:57… what was that he was saying about redundant, lying posts?

  • Bob Roberts

    As I’ve noted, it’s pointless to bother to talk to the troll, so unless he actually comes up with something worth addressing directly to him, I’m going back to the “Kick the Troll” rule now – I broke it only because I really didn’t give him the beating he deserved this past Saturday and he really offered some tempting low hanging fruit, seeing as his own video links proved him so conclusively wrong.

  • Bob Roberts

    Let us conclude with this first:

    Troll: Provided three videos that prove conclusively that Blount was correct to point out the significant lack of attendance at the Obama kickoff rally in Ohio. Particularly the last one, where the camera person (unlike in the other two) didn’t deliberately avoid showing the empty upper deck but rather showed it quite clearly.

    The troll’s videos have proven the photos (plural, because DESPITE HIS LIES, THERE WAS NOT ONLY ONE) linked here and on the original thread showed the upper deck was for the most part empty during the rally.

    SO, for all his childish talk about mendacity with no relation to reality and Kool-Aid, it appears he was actually talking ABOUT HIMSELF!

  • Bob Roberts

    Schottenstein Center, OSU

    The obamunists used the “end stage” configuration.

    It appears the upper deck was empty from about section 307 to about section 321.

    That being the case, it is quite possible my estimate of a crowd of 10,000 was generous!

    See the other videos generously provided by the troll to confirm this is the case and perhaps additional sections beyond those I named were also empty!

    If you’re really slick you can figure out, as I have, where each of the videos the troll linked were shot from, assuming the seating chart provided really is how the obamunists set the gig up. Actually, I just realized you can figure that out too, if you notice how.

  • Bob Roberts
  • lao

    It has been acknowledged from the beginning that there were about 14,000 people in the 18,000 seat arena so that’s over three-quarters full.

    bobby is gleeful that he spotted some empty seats in a three-quarters full arena. Well duh!! By my math there were probably 4,000 empty seats.

    From this bobby concludes @4:15: “the venue was significantly, perhaps even mostly empty”.

    Thanks bobby, I’m still laughing.

  • Bob Roberts

    I did leave this out on this thread:

    Bob Roberts says: May 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    I meant to say “largely” not “mostly”, my bad. “Mostly” is clearly not appropriate though it appears, thanks to the irrefutable evidence provided by the troll, that it is possible “largely” was in fact appropriate!

  • Festivus

    I’ll repeat for you, lao, since you seem to want to persist in this myth that the venue was only 4,000 less than capacity. The capacity for a basketball game is 18,800 but with the stage end configuration it is much more since attendees can stand on the venue’s floor. It’s probably more like 25-30K in this configuration.

  • Bob Roberts

    Festivus says: May 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    ————-
    I’m stuck on a project for a moment while some heavy computations finish so…

    Remember, it’s likely the numbers reported by the Obama camp are also significantly inflated. Note that the upper deck holds a significant portion of the crowd in capacity events.

    Typically the left over-reports participation.

    Plus you know they bussed in people from all over for this event.

  • lao

    And the point of all this quibbling about bums in seats is what exactly? Oh right, that there’s no demonstrable enthusiasm for Obama.

    Look at the videos again, and pardon me if I laugh.

  • Festivus

    Bob Roberts says: May 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I’ve seen media outlets quote 14K (not that there’s much difference between the DNC and the MSM).

    During the run up to the mid-terms in 2010, BO and the FLOTUS had a rally on the same campus and there were an estimated 35,000 in attendance (I don’t think it was the same venue).

    So, he is well off the pace of old.

  • Bob Roberts

    “All this quibbling” is just the troll begging to be proven a liar again and again. He put his foot in the trap by taking issue, on the earlier thread, with Blount’s use of a single word which, at first, even I thought may have been a slight exaggeration but, THANKS TO THE VIDEOS PROVIDED BY THE TROLL , it appears that the word Blount used was wholly appropriate!

    We never said there was “no demonstrable enthusiasm” for Obama – note how he tries to change the argument once he loses it.

    The argument was whether or not there were many empty seats. The argument was your now proven FALSE claim about the upper deck of the arena being mostly empty as was shown in the MULTIPLE photos linked here and on the other thread.

    The more you lie, troll, the more you trip yourself up.

    The sooner you stop the sooner we won’t be able to beat you with your own lies.

  • Festivus

    I’d say a reduction from 35K to 14K demonstrates that enthusiasm is waning. lol

  • Bob Roberts
  • Bob Roberts

    Festivus says: May 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    —————-
    Obviously the enthusiasm has waned greatly from 2008. But note the troll is, as usual, moving the goalposts. Never able to admit that he lied, never able to admit he was wrong, never able to admit he gave us the very proof of both of those previous conclusions, now he’s trying to change the argument from “the venue had a lot of empty seats/the photos posted were accurate in showing that/the pictures posted by the troll and the videos were mostly attempts to lie and claim otherwise” to “there was still a lot of enthusiasm”.

    I suspect that even with the worst president ever there would still be “a lot of enthusiasm” when he showed up for a visit – oh, wait, HE JUST DID at OSU!

  • lao

    bobby sez: We never said there was “no demonstrable enthusiasm” for Obama

    blunt’s words, in the thread devoted to this topic were Those in attendance responded to his monotonous duckspeak by picking their noses, fooling around on their smart phones, and yawning:

    Do the videos demonstrate that? ‘Fraid not.

    Re attendance, blunt said: …launched his reelection campaign at a largely empty arena…

    @4:15 bobby said: … the venue was in fact significantly, perhaps even mostly, empty…

    @4:57 he backtracks and says: I meant to say “largely” not “mostly”, my bad. “Mostly” is clearly not appropriate though it appears, thanks to the irrefutable evidence provided by the troll, that it is possible “largely” was in fact appropriate!

    So that means bobby’s former statement is now revised to: … the venue was in fact significantly, perhaps even largely, empty…

    I’m still laughing.

  • lao

    festus sez: During the run up to the mid-terms in 2010, BO and the FLOTUS had a rally on the same campus and there were an estimated 35,000 in attendance (I don’t think it was the same venue). So, he is well off the pace of old.

    The “run up to the mid-terms” means on October 17, two weeks before the election.

    Come October do you suppose people will be more or less excited two weeks before the election?

  • Festivus

    lao says: May 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    If I recall, this was an event that formally kicked off his re-election campaign on a major college campus. Presumably, they were counting on the youthful exuberance of 2008 and 2010 to fill the place up.

    Do you think the Administration was satisfied with this turnout?

    The answer is: they were embarrassed by it – it was a flop.

    That’s right Crosshairs Boy, try and keep a stiff upper lip.

  • Festivus

    I forgot to add that it was also intentionally done in a swing state to intimidate the opposition with a large crowd (the message being that Ohio is not in play).

  • Bob Roberts

    Festivus says: May 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm
    Festivus says: May 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    ———–
    Alas, as always, we’re wasting our time & effort with this one. Even when he brings the truth he cannot recognize or confess it.

    Your points, as usual, are interesting and well worth considering. His are only worth laughing at, though at this point even laughter is impossible as he has taken the lies to a point where they’re no longer funny, only annoying.

  • Bob Roberts

    lao says: May 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm
    ————-
    Of course, the troll ignores two facts:

    ON the original thread I posted the correcting quite quickly after realizing I had used the wrong word.

    Plus his own evidence of many more empty seats than even the TWO (when he keeps insisting, another lie, that it was only one) photos show were there that day, which is what prompted me to change my position and agree with Blount’s original statement. There was in fact a HUGE gap of unfilled seats, something the troll’s own videos show clearly, yet he still argues as if it was not true.

    Why is he still allowed to post here again?

  • lao

    Well bobby, that’s easy, because your revised statement that the venue was in fact significantly, perhaps even largely, empty… is hilariously false.

  • lao

    If you want a picture of a venue that was in fact significantly empty, look no further than the venue at the start of the video linked @9:45 am this morning.

  • Bob Roberts

    The troll’s own videos show that the venue was in fact significantly empty. Largely, also, if you note that most of the upper deck was in fact empty and that’s where a large part of any capacity crowd ends up seated.

    I stand by my earlier claims that the Obama administration likely doubled the actual attendance numbers and it may well be that they struggled to get 7-8k there despite a no doubt massive effort to do so.

    Their attempts to make it appear to be a capacity crowd by stage managing where they sat and by directing video records to stay away from the mostly vacant upper levels are what is hilarious.

  • Bob Roberts

    But what is most hilarious is the troll’s attempts to deny reality – the upper deck was in fact largely empty! This means, based on the relative capacity of the various areas, that Blounts original statement was either not much of an exaggeration or was in fact true.

    Which was the real argument.

    Not content with shooting off one foot, the troll, realizing he had provided the evidence that utterly destroyed his first argument, then tried to move the goal posts and suggested that the videos disproved any claim of “lack of enthusiasm” – a claim MADE BY LEFTIST SOURCES SUCH AS THE NYT FIRST and still just as true as when THEY first uttered it. The videos PROVE IT because they show, despite their efforts not to do so, that Obama has lost his base – they no longer turn out as if he was the newest, biggest rock star – he can’t even fill a venue of less than 20k seats!

    And, of course, now that he’s hobbling around on two ankles, having shot off both is feet, he just has to come back for more.

    I already pointed out to him that this discussion was not about Romney, it was about Obama. His pitiful attempts to change the subject to a months’ old Romney rally, or a more recent one in a small venue that was probably SRO, are beyond hilarious!

  • Bob Roberts

    Anyway, his whining is, as usual, well beyond the point of being tedious and has moved firmly into the category of annoying.

    Now I’m going beyond voting he be banned, I’m requesting it.

  • lao

    (rolls eyes)

    bobby figures “annoying” is deserving of banning.

    Anyone who manages to annoy bobby, has succeeded in pricking the pompous balloon of his ego with a well-deserved needle.

    bobby, if you don’t like being mocked and laughed at, stop making such laughable claims.

  • StanInTexas

    One last attempt at relevance before the thread rolls off, huh Lao.

    What a surprise!

    hahahahahahahahaha

  • Bob Roberts

    StanInTexas says: May 8, 2012 at 7:29 am
    ————–
    The thread already rolled off the top page and, even though he’s the first to whine about people posting on threads that are gone from the top page, no doubt he will very likely continue to post here. Or, just to prove me wrong, perhaps he won’t this time. I really don’t care.

    His attempts to mock or laugh at me are inept and impotent. He’s like a harmless gnat on an elephant – other than a slight annoyance once in a while, he really has no significant effect.

    I do love how he provided the evidence that refuted his claims, though.

    The basis of me switching from wanting to keep him around as an example of everything that’s wrong with the left to suggesting he be banned is simple:

    He’s gone so far into lunatic land that there’s really no point. At least, before, he would make a semblance of an argument at first, then wouldn’t turn right around and provide the evidence with which his arguments were easily refuted. Now he’s just coming off as at least inept and likely insane.

    The troll has no needles except the ones he’s driven through his own eyes and ears, perhaps, and those have rusted away and are useless.

  • Bob Roberts

    Anyway, to sum up, hopefully for the last time, the troll (on a later thread) is claiming we’re in agreement now and so here’s what I said that he, apparently, calls “agreement”:

    He lied about how many empty seats there were.

    The obamunists likely lied too – the troll’s own videos suggest the attendance was somewhere between 7k and 10k, much lower than they claim.

    They also claimed that the crowd would be so big (35k) that they would have to turn people away at the doors – which is part of why they were so desperate to avoid anyone seeing all the empty seats.

    Plus this is also a great example of how the previous exuberance for Obama has faded significantly.

    The troll says we agree and that’s what I say, so apparently that’s his way of admitting what a liar he was, that Blount was right all along and that Obama is now officially the loser we all knew he was in 2008.

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