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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCWtvWJHlbE I met Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin while boarding United Airlines flight 621 from Washington Reagan National Airport. Actually, as I was boarding he came up and said, in a hurry, “this is the flight, right?” And I thought “he looks like Paul Ryan,” then I realized he was. So, having just talked to retiring Illinois Senator Roland Burris, who boarded the same flight, I asked Paul if I could interview him, and Congressman Ryan said “yes.” But we, for some reason,...

President Barack Obama is the coolest leader in the history of the World. Proof: President Obama touched the very heart of industrial pop culture when he announced the following for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors: Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and Led Zeppelin. But in fairness to President Obama, the selection of these great artists...

Krystal Ball, the MSNBC Political Pundit, and former Congressional Candidate is in the news in a small way via The Huffington Post talking about the “sexy photo scandal” that got her little-noticed run for Congress, a ton of notice, and about how “devastating” it was to her. What happened was that photos, some of which are shown here (the...

Zig Ziglar, Mitt Romney, and Lindsay Lohan were part of the top searches for Thursday. Zig Ziglar, the master of motivation, passed away at the age of 86. He told us that failure wasn’t the end, and that we should try again. Zig Ziglar arguably single-handedly created the industry of the motivational spokesperson. Gov. Mitt Romney had that lunch with President...

This has to be noted. Between Herman Cain, the black GOP business exec who ran for President, Alan West, another black GOP man who made it to Congress in 2010, only to lose in 2012, Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who turned out to be a closet gay man who had more than one male he wanted, further shaming his ex-wife and daughter, and Christopher Hudson, the pastor...

The Presidential Inauguration is upon us, and this blogger attended the last one, the historic first time an African American was sworn in as President Of The United States, and of course, that was Barack Obama. Now, four years later, President Obama has successfully won reelection thanks to the largest grassroots campaign in history, and in the process becoming...

On a narrow vote made just five hours ago, the San Francisco Board Of Supervisors elected to ban public nudity in the City By The Bay. This means you won’t have to worry about sitting down in a seat in a restaurant that may have an unattended to wet spot. You can thank a small band of folks for this: a set of gay men in The Castro, the center of San Francisco’s...

This Huff Post headline: “Hamas Rockets Tel Aviv Amid Israel Ceasefire In Gaza ” – may be all that you see about the news of war in Israel if you’re an American. Let’s face it, most of us will not know the details about what’s going on over there, because it’s over there, not over here. That is, until you gain friends in...

When this blogger was first informed about Salon Editor-At-Large and MSNBC Contributor Joan Walsh’ book What’s The Matter With White People, the first thought was “What The F—?” Is Joan playing with the fire of white guilt or what? There are so many directions to go with that title that it made this one’s head spin. Then, I listened...

Dr. Paula Broadwell gave a speech at the University of Denver (where she’s an alum) on October 26th. The 41-minute speech has drawn attention because Broadwell, in responding to a direct question about Benghazi from a person in the audience, shared details on what the CIA was said to have done in taking prisoners that led to the attack on the US Embassy. Dr....

Wow. The David Petraeus / Paula Broadwell Sex Scandal is getting deeper. Here’s this blogger’s first video on the matter: This is how this David Petraeus / Paula Broadwell sex scandal has unfolded. This is from a number of sources, so the links will be left out. In May, Jill Kelley, a so-called unpaid liason (I don’t believe the unpaid part)...

According to The Associated Press (who I hope didn’t steal the information from a blogger, as they do that) the “other woman” who was the target of heated emails from Paula Broadwell telling her to “stay away” from David Petraeus (not smart, when you think about it) is named Jill Kelley. The backstory is that CIA Director David Petraeus...

UPDATE: PAULA BROADWELL AND BENGHAZI UPDATE: JILL KELLEY IS THE SECOND WOMAN IN SEX SCANDAL FOLLOW ZENNIE62 ON TWITTER HERE! Paula Broadwell proves that we’re all human, and now-former CIA Director David Petraeus is no exception. Petraeus resigned due to revelations during an FBI investigation launched by the complaints of a woman “close” to...

It’s a good thing there were enough votes to reelected President Obama, because the video you’re about to see is a clear visual document of how a voting machine actually selects Mitt Romney for President when the person was trying to select Barack Obama. This reportedly occurred at a voting place in Harrisburg, PA. But, in case you’re wondering,...

President Obama went to Chicago Obama Campaign Headquarters and adressed his staff of volunteers for the last time. And what hit him was the enormity of what he, and they, and really all of his supporters, including this blogger, had done. President Obama is the first since FDR to be reelected with over 50 percent of the popular vote. Amazing. Here’s President...

The news that an “Argentine judge has embargoed up to 19 billion dollars of Chevron Corporation’s assets in Argentina over an environmental damages lawsuit in Ecuador” is bogus. Argentina Civil Judge Adrian Elcuj Miranda ordered 40 percent of Chevron’s bank accounts in Argentina to be held in escrow, Enrique Bruchou, an Argentine attorney at Bruchou,...

President Obama is to speak on growing the American Economy and reducing the deficit, and just before now, there was a Twitter Trend called #StarWarsFiscalCliff. #StarWarsFiscalCliff was started about 90 minutes ago, when Republican Speaker Of The House John Boehner asked President Obama to stop the attack on spending, which he felt would lead to recession. ...

This is the best example of what it’s like to be at an Obama Campaign Rally. This crowd of 10,000 people at Chicago’s McCormick Place on Election Night, all singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” You might remember all of this started when President Obama sang a few bars of the song “Let’s Stay Together”...

Those not familiar with Chicago can be excused for thinking that President Obama’s Victory Speech was held outdoors again; it wasn’t. The entire scene was indoors in the mammoth McCormick Place Convention Center. This blogger grew up in Chicago, and recognizes the huge space from attending the Chicago Auto Show so many times that cars were driven into...

The full text of President Obama’s Election Night victory speech, delivered on 11/6/2012 in Chicago Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. (Cheers, applause.) It moves forward because of you....

Ok, now that Election 2012 is history, it’s time to pick out our winners and losers. Some of them will be unexpected people you’ve never heard of, others will be characters, of several kinds. It all will be interesting. And without any further ado, as they say, here we go: Winners: Buffy Wicks: My friend who’s the National Operation Vote Director,...

Five years ago, a friend of mine who started the blog DemConWatch, would constantly refer to a small blog by the name of FiveThirtyEight Blog, or FiveThirtyEight.com. In fact, he referred to the blog far more than he referred to the name of the man who wrote it: Nate Silver. (Photo by the Telegraph UK.) Those were the heady days were a comparatively small number...

If you want to see what pure joy looks like, post the San Francisco Giants winning The World Series, check out this video from last night’s Election 2012 Election Day moment when MSNBC announced that President Barack Obama was reelected 44th President Of The United States. The video was created at Luka’s Oakland, where I had the presence of mind to...

Donald Trump, the New York real estate mogul and connoisseur of the finer things in life, has gone off and had a complete cow because Barack Obama was reelected as President Of The United States. Trump, who issues stupid Twitter tweets with a regularity so alarming it’s as if he’s on crack, was particularly active in the days leading up to the election....

Wow. Let that sink in: “Barack Obama Reelected 44th President Of The United States.” President Obama won reelection gaining 303 electoral votes to 206 for Governor Mitt Romney. Obama also won the popular vote, but just barely. The lessons from this victory are many, but this blogger thinks the paramount one is that Mitt Romney ran a campaign that...

According to early exit polls and the media, Gov. Mitt Romney’s own early polling shows that Ohio’s trending for President Obama by five percent. In early results, Kentucky and Indiana were projected to go for Mitt Romney, which is not a surprise. Stay tuned. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

This blogger’s about to leave the office and computer and attend the annual Democratic Party Election Day Luncheon in San Francisco at Aventine. It’s a great event and always has a who’s who of Bay Area politicos. Here’s an interview I conducted last year, with Joe Alioto, Jr: Later in the evening, the Democratic Unity Party will be held...

President Barack Obama has arrived at the Obama Campaign Office to help with efforts to get out the vote, today. According to MSNBC’s telecast, Obama said to the crowd that they’ve laid the groundwork, “now it’s time to get out the vote.” Stay tuned and follow Zennie62 on Twitter.com. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

According to some studies, Social Media’s the great barometer of who will win an election. And if that’s the case, President Obama’s got this one against Mitt Romney sewn up. The key is the Twitter Political Index. The intent of the Twitter Political Index is to be a daily gauge of online conversation and sentiment surrounding Barack Obama and...

Legendary SNL comedian Will Ferrell will do anything to get you to vote for Barack Obama for President today – including make this funny video. I just wonder how many takes it took for Will to get that pool break so nice and clean and perfect? Whatever the case, make sure you get out and vote today. Happy Election Day! Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...

Today’s Election Day 2012, and you’ve heard the cliched statement that “You have a clear choice.” Well, folks, it’s true: you really do. The choice for this video-blogger is simple: Barack Obama should be reelected as President of The United States. And it’s for a set of reasons that go far beyond the campaign’s “feel...

As we move toward Election Day 2012, the stars are out for the reelection of President Barack Obama. According to Twitter celebrities like Jay-Z, Olivia Munn, Kerry Washington, Bruce Springsteen, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Katy Perry, and Eva Longoria are either out stumping for the President, or were out campaigning for him today, and over the last week before...

Ok, Election Day is tomorrow, and you’re undoubtedly concerned about the wave of attempts at trying to block your right to vote. Well, the fact is that, regardless of your party affiliation, it’s a good idea to know not just what your voting rights are, but what you need to have, and can do, to vote. That’s where this handy set of rules issued...

This Jon Husted guy (pictured), the Ohio GOP Secretary Of State, is just not a good person in the view of this blogger. Husted, for years the darling of white supremacists at the website Stormfront, worked to try and block many Ohioans from voting, and undoutedly because he thinks some of them, mostly those who are minority, will elect President Obama to a second...

Today is November 5th, otherwise known by Anonymous, the computer hacking human network, as “Guy Fawkes Day.” On this day, Anonymous plans to take down or expose any symbol of oppression as they see it. The inspiration for the day came from the 2006 movie V For Vendetta and the quote “Remember, remember the fifth of November” which has its...

Yahoo News, perhaps in a attempt to cause anger just a day before the Presidential Election, or the work of a terribly racially insensitive editor, has used an obviously racist photo of President Barack Obama in an article by Chris Moody called “Protesters removed from Obama rally after shouting during speech,” and posted six hours ago from the creation...

“Likely voters.” You know the term. It’s for people who pollsters think are most likely to show up at the polls, even in Florida. The trouble is most of the time they tend to be older, white, and male. What’s problematic is that in this hyper-media World, people tend to react to what comes from social media. And the message has been that...

The New York Marathon has been cancelled by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, after a resounding cry of complaints of misplaced priorities from those suffering from the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Here’s the NY Times’ report, in part: After days of intensifying pressure from runners, politicians and the general public to cancel the New York City Marathon...

Bravo, President Obama. Well, Mitt Romney can’t say the American Economy is as bad off as he claims – his campaign is over. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the Unemployment Rate is once again below 8 percent, this time at 7.9 percent. Here is the full report: Employment Situation Summary Transmission of material in this release is...

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama today, and used the President’s view on climate change as the reason: When I step into the voting booth, I think about the world I want to leave my two daughters, and the values that are required to guide us there. The two parties’ nominees for president offer different visions of where they want...

Thomas Peterffy’s a name you’ve probably never heard of until a run of pro-GOP ads that have been played again and again on YouTube and on CNN. The ad starts out with “I grew up in a socialist country…” and goes on to talk about his fear that America’s becoming socialist. Here’s the video, which this blogger is tired of...

Hurricane Sandy is more than just the perfect storm, it’s the perfect tool to out a campaigns message for better or worse. For President Barack Obama, it’s for the better, as an improved FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) was a central focus of the Obama Administration, which was anxious to avoid the problems caused by a less-than-prepared FEMA...

Zennie62 outlined how House GOP leaders worked to diminish the President’s ability to use military action in Libya, where Benghazi is located. Now, comes a Washington Post report from 2011 reporting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that House GOP budget cuts would harm national security. “The scope of the proposed House cuts is massive,”...

Lost in the Fox News-led, right-wing desire to pin the Benghazi tragedy on President Obama is the fact that in 2011, House Republicans led several efforts to prevent or curb Barack Obama from having the necessary deployment of US Armed Forces in Libya. And, yes, these actions were specifically against Libya, where Benghazi is located. On June 3, 2011 the House...

Where are Gov. Mitt Romney’s college transcripts? For all of the questions about President Obama and his college transcripts, which are not sealed by the way, no one has asked to see Governor Mitt Romney’s college transcripts. Here’s where silliness ensues. Because it’s one thing to know that Romney graduated in a certain year, or that...

After a lot of complaints, conga drums, and consternation, former Senator George Mitchell is out as the mediator who was hand-picked by the California Public Utilities Commission, or the CPUC. This is what San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane said: “Sen. Mitchell and his law firm DLA Piper did the right thing by telling the California Public Utilities Commission that he...

Donald Trump will not be stopped by common sense, even from friends like The View’s Barbara Walters. On Thursday,’s show segment called “Hot Topics,” Ms. Walters, concerned that Donald Trumps stupid call for President Obama to show his college transcripts, but not those of Mitt Romney, is making Trump look like a fool, looked at the camera...

John Sununu may have pushed the Presidential Campaign toward President Obama when he went on Piers Morgan’s show on CNN and mentioned that Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and war hero, elected to back President Obama because he’s black. Morgan’s talk with the former Governor of New Hampshire started with Morgan suggesting that Powell should...

The City Of San Bruno’s serious about wanting the California Public Utilities Commission-appointed mediator George Mitchell out of the picture because his ties with DLA Piper and their many known utility clients spell “conflict of interest” and because Mitchell was picked with the Mayor of San Bruno’s knowledge or opinion. To say the Mayor’s...

The YouTube Channel “ERB” or Epic Rap Battles Of History is one of the best channels on YouTube not called Zennie62. In this installment, it’s President Obama versus Mitt Romney. And if you recognize the man who’s playing President Obama, it’s Alphacat on YouTube, Iman Crosson, who made this rap video just after President Obama announced...

Note to conservatives and to Senator John McCain: President Obama can halt sequestration. It’s amazing how many times members of the media and even Congress prove that they don’t read the very bills they’re talking about. In this case, the bill is the one called, on the street, The Sequestration Bill, and is actually called The Budget Control...

President Barack Obama clearly stood head and shoulders over Mitt Romney and totally destroyed him in the third and final debate – this one held at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Obama was the teacher in this, and Romney lacked the depth of understanding that it takes to be President. Stay tuned. Share this:StumbleUponLinkedInRedditTumblrPocketDiggTwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrint...