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It looks like the lulz surrounding the quick and painful demise of the Romney campaign aren't going to subside anytime soon. From today's Boston Globe:

Romney campaign spent $25,000 on fireworks

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Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 05:04 PM PDT

Pamela Geller on Erin Burnett

by atomicskunk

I'm throwing this together quickly as a placeholder while I try to gather some more info. Also literally on my way out the door to pick up my kid..... I just finished watching Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs  fame on Erin Burnett's Out Front, being interviewed about some inflammatory anti-musilm subway ads that she's putting up in NYC. As almost an aside, Erin asked her if she'd seen the youtube movie trailer what's been causing all this turmoil in the middle east, to which Geller replied {paraphrasing) "No, I haven't seen it. Why would I see it?" when all of a sudden I remembered a recent diary written about Gellers blog soliciting funds for the film......hmmmmm...something is fishy. I'll try to dig up more later tonight when I get back and if anyone can fill in any of the blanks here that would be helpful.........

UPDATE: Here's the video. She denies having seen the video at about the 4:45 mark:

I don't have the time to do this justice tonight. I may try and start over tomorrow as I think this is an important topic.

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Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 09:12 PM PDT

BREAKING: Palin Pipeline Scandal

by atomicskunk

OK, here we go. Fresh off the presses from AP:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment — a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 — emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Country First indeed. More below.......

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Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:41 AM PDT

Al Qaida endorses McCain/Palin

by atomicskunk

Seems to me if this was the other way around, we'd be seeing a flashing police siren on Drudge. My how times have changed.

AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.
The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, "impetuous" Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 05:01 PM PDT

Al the Shoe Salesman

by atomicskunk

Sorry, this is going to be brief. Here's Obama's answer to Joe the Plumber......

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I had been meaning to write a diary about this idea a while back, but seeing this Ben and Jerry's Ad got my wheels spinning again:

Come to participating scoop shops on November 4th from 5-8pm, show us you voted and you'll get a free scoop of ice cream. Show us your "I Voted" sticker, a photo of you in front of your polling station, do the "I Voted dance" or just tell us you voted

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Well I guess it's official now. We've been hearing this morning how Grumpy was likely to bring up Ayers in this last debate:

“I was astonished to hear him say that he was surprised that I didn’t have the guts” to bring up Ayers, McCain said on KMOX, a St. Louis radio station.

“I think he is probably ensured that it will come up this time.”

but I wasn't sure whether they were really going to go all in on this. Until now.  More below the fold....

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OK now this is just getting silly. Just in from Politico, we learn that:

As part of a plan to reinvigorate his flagging campaign, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is considering additional economic measures aimed directly at the middle class that are likely to be rolled out this week, campaign officials said.

Ooohh goodie! Another rollout! All the other McFAIL rollouts have been just bubbling over with extra mavericky goodness, so this next one is sure to be the one that finally turns things around for Grumpy McLAMEASS

Jump for the details....

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Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:18 PM PDT

October Surprise Tomorrow?

by atomicskunk

Not that I'm paranoid or anything, but I came across this little nugget over at Politico:

McCain camp making news in the morning
On what, they won't say.  

"We'll have something to talk about," is all a campaign aide would allow.

Check back again in this space or over on our front-page in the morning.

So I ventured down below into the comments and here's what I found.....

UPDATE:

Here's the "news"

That "news" in the morning
Sure enough, it's Bill Ayers.

The McCain campaign is launching a web ad accusing Obama of trying to hide his ties to the 60s-era radical.

"Too risky for America," the ad concludes.

The idea here is to keep Ayers in the mix without spending precious dollars to put real points behind it on TV.   Republicans know that cable TV stations will play the spot for free, regardless of it being a web ad.

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After getting my fill of all the commentary last night, as all the cable networks started their replays of the debate, I started surfing through the channels and stumbled into the middle of a Grade A, CLASSIC O'Reilly meltdown. I know his ratings are through the roof, but this guy is really a complete mental case:

WIth 4 weeks left to go, it is desperation time for the Repugs. And like the cornered animals they are, I'm afraid this is only the beginning......

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Sorry for the short diary, but I have a feeling this is the  way Bible Spice gets out of the VP debate tomorrow:

Greta Van Susteren's Blog

oh - oh !!
by Greta Van Susteren
I confirmed for us here on GretaWire: the McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill’s book (I think I told them when I made my efforts - emails about midnight -  to find out!) I am stunned….the campaign (actually both) should have been told before the campaign agreed to have her moderate. It simply is not fair - in law, this would create a mistrial.

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Adding his voice to the chorus of disgusted Americans today, CNN World Affairs analyst and Editor of Newsweek International, non-partisan Fareed Zakaria called for Sarah Palin to step aside for the good of the country:

Sunday's Washington Post:

Will someone please put Sarah Palin out of her agony? Is it too much to ask that she come to realize that she wants, in that wonderful phrase in American politics, "to spend more time with her family"?

more below......

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