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The “#MyRightWingBiracialFamily social media effort was started by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, and where she used social media to start a campaign encouraging conservatives who are in biracial families to post pictures of them is commendable. Especially because her early anti-President Obama takes ventured into areas that were arguably quite racist. Oh, and this aside: Michelle Malkin seems to have forgot about Paula Deen: But back to Michelle Malkin… Michelle Malkin’s got a track record of talk that makes anyone...

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 “racy” ones), were floated to conservative bloggers, and it put Krystal into the zeitgeist. At the time, Krystal was certainly shocked at the public disclosure of...

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 Barack Obama, and it lasted for a solid hour. Afterward, the White House released this statement: This afternoon, President Obama and Governor Romney visited for an hour...

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 Israel, and especially in Tel Aviv. Being in the tech business will do that: bring you friends from around the World, and broaden your horizons. After a time, your reading...

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 to an interview Joan gave on CSPAN, and told her via Facebook (where we’re connected) that I wanted to interview her about the topic – but I had to read the...

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. Broadwell shares this information as giving it special, almost secret value, saying “Now, I don’t know if a lot of you heard this…,” like this: Well, just...

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 started an affair with Paula Broadwell just after he was named CIA Director in 2011, according to the Boston Herald. The affair ended four months ago this year, even though...

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 the four-star general who said Paula B was harassing her. In the middle of the discovery period, FBI agents or agent found a series of email exchanges between David and Paula...

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, the machine doesn’t appear to be one of those made by Hart Intercivic, the company Mitt Romney and family have a controlling ownership claim to. In the last blog on voting...

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. Here’s the President. ...

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. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great...

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 of blogs constantly wrote about anything related to politics, and particularly the Democratic Primary, where America was presented with the historic first time we could chose...

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. Indeed, Mr. Trump has used Twitter to launch all kinds of wacky and childish statements about President Obama. Here’s my video asking him to shut up about the whole...

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 was, to a degree, based on race and racism, and sexism to a much lesser degree, but still obvious. The GOP has to be reformed for a 21st Century where the percentage of the total...

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. ...

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 Mitt Romney. Right now, Obama is ahead of Romney, 66 to 56, with the President up 7 points over the following day, and Romney up by 3 points over the same period. President...

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 good” nature. Something best expressed at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. The reasons are simple ones: President Obama understands and appreciates the role of...

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 Tuesday, November 6th. Jay-Z joins Bruce Springsteen in Columbus, Ohio for what will be the second to the last big Obama rally before election day. And “The Boss”...

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 by The Georgia Democratic Party is useful. Here’s what you can do if you live in the State of Georgia: Voters in elections are required to show one of the following six...

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 term. Husted has tried and failed to block early voting in Ohio. Now, he’s on an 11th-hour action to change requirements for submitting provisional ballots on Election...

“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 there are forces out there who don’t want blacks and Latinos to vote. So the reaction was predictable, long lines of people waiting to vote for up to five hours, and...

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 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, city officials and the event’s organizers decided Friday afternoon to cancel the race. The move is historic — the marathon has been held...

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 embargoed USDL-12-2164 until 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Friday, November 2, 2012 Technical information: Household data: (202) 691-6378 * [email protected] ...

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 to lead America. One believes a woman’s right to choose should be protected for future generations; one does not. That difference, given the likelihood of Supreme Court...

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 seeing because it’s played so much: Thomas Peterffy is a 66-year-old Hungarian-Born billionaire, who was one of the fathers of electronic trading, going back to the 70s....

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 during the George W. Bush Administration. Now, President Obama is tasked with doing his job: coordinating cabinet heads, making sure state governors know the resources they...

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,” Clinton told reporters at a Capitol news conference after attending a luncheon meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “The truth is that cuts of that...

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 of Representatives voted on a resolution declaring that President Barack Obama could not deploy, establish, or maintain the presence of units and members of the United States...

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 he was cum laude, but its another thing to know exactly what classes Mitt took and what grades he got. There’s no bit of information on that at all. Nothing. But even...

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 wouldn’t mediate settlement discussions in the San Bruno explosion and fire without all the parties agreeing. We are very pleased and looking forward getting back to direct...

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 and asked him to stop. This is what Walters said: “Donald, you and I have known each other for many years and you know that I am your friend and you know I think you...

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 leave the Republican Party – forgetting that there are plenty of Republicans For Obama. This is what happened next: Sununu: Well, I’m not sure how important...

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 spitting nails is putting it lightly. The Utility Reform Network (TURN), CPUC’s Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA), and San Francisco’s supporting San Bruno’s...

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 Act of 2011. At the final Presidential Debate, President Obama said that “First of all, the sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that...

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. ...