The Vice Presidential Debate was a weird sort of show. As I watched it, I couldn't help but wonder what the hell Joe Biden found so freaking funny?
Does he think the unemployment or Gross National Product numbers are funny? Maybe it was the latest poll numbers? Maybe it's the fact that more people are on Food Stamps now than had been just 4 years ago? Maybe it was the fact that he is 27 years older than Paul Ryan - and Ryan has his stuff together? Maybe Joe had been drinking?
Besides being disrespectful, it seemed phony!
While Paul Ryan came off as businesses-like yet personable and friendly, Joe Biden came off as animated as never before. It was as if Biden were boozing it up before the debate. He acted like a clown - the smirks, the constant smiling, and giggling and laughing so much you'd think he was loaded.
Talk about a jerkweed, besides his laughing and giggling and crazy animated smile, Joe Biden interrupted Paul Ryan 82 times during their 90-minute debate.
It was as if he didn't want Ryan to speak. Everytime Ryan tried to make a point, Biden would jump in and interrupt him.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus told CNN, “I was embarrassed for the vice president, I mean the laughs… I don’t know who his debate partner was, maybe it was Ed Schultz from MSNBC,” he said referring to the liberal television network’s combative host.
Priebus said it was clear that Biden had lost the debate despite having “boatloads of experience.”
“He didn’t use the experience that he had to be respectful and clear and state your point and wait for your opponent” said Priebus, who said it was a “great night” for Republicans.
“The fact of the matter is that when it came to substance he didn’t win and when it came to style Biden completely failed. The momentum stayed on our side tonight and that’s what we wanted out of tonight, but they also got to see what Joe Biden and Barack Obama are all about, and people didn’t like what they saw.”
ABC News moderator Martha Raddatz really should be put on the carpet for a few things. First, she seem to quiz Ryan while giving Biden a pass on issue after issue. And second, she lost control of the situation and really should have stopped vice president Biden from interrupting Paul Ryan so much during their debate.
Basically she didn’t do what she was there to do and remind Biden that his constant interruptions were not supposed to be a part of the debate. Each guy got two minutes. Biden should have been respectful enough to give Ryan his two minutes, then answer.
The moderator Raddatz should have allowed Ryan his time, but didn't by allowing Biden to always interrupt. She was a good example of the bias that the liberal media is known for by allowing Biden to act so much like a jerk.
I would think that the constant interruptions didn't help Americans who are still undecided, because they only served to stop the American people from hearing what Ryan had to say. Biden acted more as a distraction.
I agree with Herman Cain who afterwards said that the meeting "was not a debate, it was a distraction. Vice President Biden went in to this debate with the intention of interruption and confusion."
“He used those two tactics, of interruption and confusion, to suppress the content and the explanation that Rep. Ryan would have delivered. Even though I was pulling for Rep. Ryan, this was not a win for either one.”
Cain said Ryan made the stronger argument about how he and presidential candidate Mitt Romney would improve the economy – despite Biden’s distractions.
“Ryan won the discussion about jobs and the economy because, even though he wasn’t given an opportunity to speak without interruption, he explained why and how we have to cut taxes to increase the base and get this economy growing. That’s what we need to do.
“Vice President Biden didn’t say anything about how they were going to create jobs other than to attack Romney, to attack Ryan, and to attack the expiring tax cuts,” Cain added. “Joe Biden did not achieve what he tried to achieve, which has been the class warfare line that they’ve been using for months."
Cain went on to say, “Ryan very calmly explained, ‘This is our plan and this is why it will work.’”
The Wisconsin congressman far excelled Biden on foreign policy, too.
“He was much more articulate and clearer than Vice President Biden in explaining the situation in the Middle East and the situation with Syria and Iran,” Cain said. “The situation – in terms of how the sanctions have worked, bringing up the fact that if it wasn’t for the insistence of the U.S. Congress, these sanctions would not have passed. He excelled when he talked about foreign policy.”
On the debate overall, Cain said, “Vice President Biden took advantage of the fact that he was the vice president, and Paul Ryan was very careful not to come across as disrespectful.”
Dick Morris, a former political advisor to President Bill Clinton, said that Joe Biden lacked “dignity” in his many verbal and non-verbal attacks on Paul Ryan.
“I think that the dominant impression that comes across is that he should not be a heartbeat away from the presidency — a combination of just totally inappropriate smiling while Ryan was talking — and interrupting, the almost heckling that went on in the debate,” admonished Morris in an exclusive interview moments after the event.
Morris said that he came away thinking “how incredibly horrible” it would be if Joe Biden were to somehow become president. And yes, that is a scary thought indeed!
“I thought Ryan was a little too timid in the sense that he let Biden run over him to much,” Morris said. “And I think that he didn’t want to get into the mud pit with Biden but he ended up I think sometimes not defending his views articulately and as well as he could.”
Ryan did catch Biden in a straight out and out lie though. It happened when Biden talked about the security for the consulate and the Obama administration's refusal to send Marines in to re-enforce the compound.
A decision on Obama's part that got 4 Americans killed.
Another Solyndra Bankrupt Solar Firm Got $400 Million Taxpayer Dollars
So is this "Solyndra: The Sequel"?
House Republicans are pressing the Obama administration for more information about a solar-panel company that received a $400 Million from taxpayers as a loan guarantee - then went bankrupt and is now the focus of a criminal investigation.
The committee pursuing documents on Colorado-based Abound Solar is the same that investigated the half-billion taxpayer loan to Solyndra, whose bankruptcy rocked the Obama administration.
The Energy Department halted the funding just nine months after approving the loan guarantee, but not before the company had pocketed $70 million in funds.
Abound filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, claiming Chinese competition put them out of business. And yes, if that is in fact true, then they can thank the Obama White House for making it easier for China to undercut American companies.
Two more Department of Energy-backed "green" companies have since filed for bankruptcy, with Abound Solar being the latest.
The two other DOE-backed companies that went bankrupt were Beacon Power, an energy storage company, and the California-based Solyndra solar panel company. The latter company continues to wend its way through bankruptcy proceedings.
In the latest development, the IRS reportedly objected to the company's recently filed bankruptcy plan, claiming its objective is "tax avoidance."
Philadelphia girl whose "Romney/Ryan" shirt was compared to Klu Klux Klan sheets is not returning to that school.
On October 4th, a black teacher attacked student Samantha Pawlucy who was wearing a Romney for president t-shirt - comparing it to something worn by the KKK.
Samantha Pawlucy, a 16-year-old high school student at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, said she was attacked for wearing a Romney t-shirt that her teacher compared to the Klu Klux Klan, NBC Philadelphia reported.
According to the high school sophomore, no one made an issue of the shirt until she got to her geometry class.
"The teacher told me to get out of the classroom," she said. "I said no," she added.
"She told me to take off my shirt and said that she has another one if I need one. And then the teacher asked me… 'are your parents Republican?' I said, 'I don't know.' She said that's like her wearing a KKK shirt," Pawlucy explained.
According to Philly.com, Pawlucy said the teacher went "into the hallway to urge other teachers and students to mock her."
“I was really embarrassed and shocked. I didn’t think she’d go in the hallway and scream to everyone,” she said. “It wasn’t scary, but it felt weird.”
Pawlucy said that she decided to wear the shirt supporting the Republican candidate after researching both candidates, and her father, Richard Pawlucy, said she was "especially interested in Romney’s opposition to partial-birth abortion."
Mr. Pawlucy told radio station WWIQ that the teacher allegedly wanted to know why Samantha was wearing a “Republican shirt” when “this is a democratic school,” the New York Daily News reported.
The teacher reportedly apologized to the parents and claimed she was only joking when the incident took place last Friday.
“If it was a joke between two adults, I can take a joke like that,” said Mr. Pawlucy. “But [Samantha] didn’t know how to take it, she doesn’t understand. She actually thinks she did something wrong.”
Worse yet, the young student feels shunned because she has endured all sorts of harassment from her classmates over the incident.
“I have some friends that won’t talk to me anymore because of it,” she claimed. “Because I told the principal what happened…they’re mad at me.”
According to the Philadelphia school district, the unidentified teacher has been moved to another classroom and the incident is under investigation. Philly.com said a spokesman for the local teacher's union "declined to comment."
Yesterday, October 10th, Mr. Pawlucy says his children will not be going back to that school.
Samantha Pawlucy briefly returned to Charles Carroll High School in the city's Port Richmond section Tuesday where she was greeted by some 40 flag-waving veterans who said they supported her.
But that's after she says she was mocked last week by her teacher for wearing the shirt supporting the Republican presidential candidate.
The teacher, Lynette Gaymon, was asked by the district and her union to apologize, but she did not show up for work on Tuesday.
Gaymon has apologized in a letter read to students by the school principal on Tuesday, saying she meant her remarks to be "light and humorous" and they "never meant to belittle" the student or cause any harm.
The Pawlucy family said Gaymon's letter was inadequate.
Richard Pawlucy, Samantha's father, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that his daughter never actually made it to class on Tuesday because she became uncomfortable after going to the school's administrative offices following the rally held by her supporters.
Mr. Pawlucy said Samantha and two other high-school age children in his home will be transferring to another school, possibly a charter school.
Superintendent William Hite Jr. has called the ordeal a "teachable moment" and said he will work with the mayor and the teachers union to move "towards a conversation that brings together diverse beliefs, inspires understanding, and heals."
Heals who? The damage is done. A young girl was picked on and belittled because she did not conform to the liberal Democrats running that school.
For superintendent Hite to call it a "teachable moment" is really making light of a serious ordeal that that young girl had to endure. The loss of friends and now changing school should not be made light of.
These teachers, who are supposedly understanding and educated, treated her no different than if she were a young black student in the South in the 1950s. She was treated badly because she was not what the school thought she should be, not by color but by political belief.
She faced a sort of hatred and intolerance that accompanies racism from those with segregationist attitudes, not because of her color but because she chose to support a candidate that they did not like nor support.
She did not do something illegal or threatening, unless of course you are threatened by opposing views. The people running that "democratic school" have no tolerance for opposing views.
All she did was pick a candidate to get behind, and that has changed her life. If she picked Obama, she wouldn't have had a problem. But since she chose Romney, she was treated like some sort of criminal.
If that is a "teaching moment," it might be a lesson that the School District looks into. And if it is prevalent there, then they need to address their exclusivity and system of intolerance because I can't help but wonder how many other kids feel the same way as Samantha Pawlucy - but keep quiet out of fear of being treated with such hatred and disdain?
The Boy Scouts versus Gay Boy Boy Scouts
The Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy to exclude gays from joining or being leaders months before a teenager says he was denied Eagle Scout because he is gay.
It's not like gay teenager Ryan Andresen didn't know their policy, but that hasn't stopped his whinning.
A teenage Boy Scout from Moraga, California, says he was denied Eagle Scout rank because he's gay. And yes, now he is appearing on syndicated talk shows to tell the nation about his story.
The story that I read said that gay teenager Ryan Andresen is getting more than fifteen minutes of fame.
The Bay Area teen has been in the spotlight ever since his mother Karen posted a petition on a liberal website, saying Ryan was denied an Eagle Scout Award because he is openly gay.
The petition has received more than 400,000 signatures. Yes, there are a lot of gay people out there.
The teen appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show in Los Angeles and is scheduled for more national talk shows in New York City through the week.
Andresen is challenging the Boy Scouts of America over their ban on gays. Ryan, his father Eric, mother Karen and two sisters went to Los Angeles to tape the Ellen Degeneres show on Wednesday.
The family appeared on the show with him as he told openly gay Ellen Degeneres about how his final project to qualify him for the Boy Scouts highest rank was denied.
The Troop 212 scout leader Rain Del Valle refused to sign off on the project. Ryan said Del Valle was aware of his sexual orientation for a year and a half and "supposedly" encouraged him to complete the requirements.
Ryan's father, a former Assistant Scout Master for the troop, said the issue surfaced when a parent questioned Del Valle about approving the gay teen's rank in violation of the Boy Scouts policy.
On Thursday, Degeneres said she could not give him an Eagle Scout award, but instead pulled out a $20,000 college scholarship check from Shutterfly.com to present to the teen.
Ryan turned 18 years of age on Monday, so really this is all a mute point. His turning 18 years of age means he has passed the deadline for becoming an Eagle Scout. The Andresen family has appealed to the Boy Scouts, asking the Boy Scouts to change their policy.
Here's my take on this, and yes I expect letter that will no doubt call me a homophobe!
Oh well, it seems like disagreeing with Obama policy gets me called a racist - disagreeing with the homosexual community gets me called a homophobe. Those who call me such things are all full of shit. They use such terms because the just don't like it when someone disagrees with what they're doing.
So OK, why don't gay Boy Scouts create the Gay Boy Boy Scouts. There are already all sorts of parallel organizations that have straight and gay counterparts.
Take for example the PRCA, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. I'm sure they might have gay cowboys in the PRCA but they also have the IGRA, the International Gay Rodeo Association, for openly gay people who want to flaunt their alternative lifestyle and behavior.
There are all sorts of gay organizations that a gay person can belong to where their behavior fits rights in.
For example: There is the GLMA ( Gay and Lesbian Medical Association), the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, and even a gay version of the AARP called GLARP (Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons).
There are gay fireman's associations, gay organizations for gay police and gay medical profeessional, there are all sorts of organizations for gay people including the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.
There is The Gay Business Association, the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association) that specializes in gay travel. And yes, there is even gay publishing associations like The Publishing Triangle in New York.
Each of the organizations have one thing in common besides being gay, they all restrict membership on some sort of basis. Whether it credentials or education or location or behavior, they all have that in common.
So really, why can't this poor 18 year old gay guy leave the Boy Scouts alone and create a Gay Boys Boy Scouts and require all their gay boys to be gay boys?.
Why is it that the Boy Scouts have to be made to admit someone into their organization who does not meet their requirements? Why force an organization to take you just so you can change that organization so that they will approve of your lifestyle or choice of behavior?
I'm not very sorry if I offend some homosexual over this one. I just feel that organizations should have their rights to ban certain behaviors. And please don't give me that crap about banning gays is equivilemt to banning blacks, that's just bullshit because black is a skin color and not a deviant behavior like say an arsonist or phedophile.
While the description as a deviant behavior raises a flag for some, it is simply not considered normal behavior to many cultures and societies throughout the world. And though the gay agenda is trying to make being appear as a normal behavior, it is still considered an alternative lifestyle to the norm. That's just the way it is.
So why not afford the Boy Scouts the same rights that society gives almost every bar in the country? What do I mean? Simple. Almost every bar in America has a sign that says "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." And yes, unacceptable behavior is the reason that they won't serve you - and have the right to refuse service to you and ask you to leave.
Why allow someone who is a staunch anti-Second Amendment protester to become a policy maker for a Gun Rights group? It's just asinine in the same way the society would not even think of allowing a known pedophile to join a children's group. It is about unacceptable behavior for a group that simply doesn't want that sort of influence and risk.
Certain lifestyles and behaviors should not be permitted in certain situations, and I feel that organizations have a right to say what kind of behaviors they don't want their membership exposed to.
In the case of the Boy Scouts, on July 17th, 2012, The Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy to exclude gays from joining or being leaders.
A special committee of Scout executives and adult volunteers formed in 2010 concluded unanimously that the anti-gay policy was the "absolute best" for the 112-year-old organization, national spokesman Deron Smith, told The Associated Press.
He said it represented "a diversity of perspectives and opinions," but did not name the members of that committee. The Scouts is one of the largest youth organizations in the country with 2.7 million members and more than 1 million adult volunteers.
The Scouts' chief executive, Bob Mazzuca, told the AP that both leaders and Scouts overwhelmingly support the policy.
"The vast majority of the parents of youth we serve value their right to address issues of same-sex orientation within their family, with spiritual advisers and at the appropriate time and in the right setting," Mazzuca said. "We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society."
Just this week AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, an executive board member of the Boy Scouts of America, said he was committed to ending the ban. He takes over as president in 2014.
The exclusion policy was challenged in 2000, but the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Boy Scouts of America, ruling 5-4 that the organization was exempt from state laws that bar anti-gay discrimination.
The court overturned a ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court to require a troop to readmit a longtime gay scoutmaster who had been dismissed.
To me, if the gay groups out there are so ardent about being Scouts - go form your own group! No one is stopping them from doing that. Why force change onto an organization that doesn't want it?
And honestly, if they did change the group to allow gay boys then it simply would not be the group they have been trying to change.
Republicans accuse Obama supporters of indoctrinating High School students
Florida Democrats are hard at work trying to indoctrinate as many children as possible.
Florida Republicans are outraged over reports that Obama campaign volunteers have been allowed to register hundreds of high school students during school hours - and in at least one case told teenage girls that Gov. Mitt Romney would take away their birth control pills.
Carol Lee Schmidt, a parent who has a child at Gulf High School in New Port Richey, told Fox News she is still upset that volunteers for Organizing For America were allowed to not only register students, but also talk with them.
“I don’t think politics belongs in the school,” she said. “They should not be pressured into voting for somebody.”
Schmidt said her son was sitting near a group of teenage girls in the lunch room when the Obama supporters told the girls that if Romney was elected they would not be able to get birth control pills -- and they would not be able to get abortions.
“This is ridiculous,” she said. “I had three girls - and if they were in school - I would be furious.”
The Pasco County School system did not return calls seeking comment.
Earlier this week, a spokesman for the school district confirmed that they were investigating other allegations - including students being registered by Obama volunteers.
Lenny Curry, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, was outraged by the latest accusations.
“If true, parents are right to be disgusted and offended that Barack Obama’s campaign would target their high school daughters under false pretenses and use the issue of birth control to entice them to vote for Obama and Democrat candidates,” Curry said in a statement to Fox News.
There have been reports across the state of school districts opening their doors to Obama supporters -- and denying access to Romney supporters.
Students in Orange County were encouraged to become members of the “Obama Organizing Fellowship." Obama volunteers were dispatched to classrooms where they told students to tell their parents to vote for Obama.
A principal in Tampa was caught inviting students to volunteer for the campaign over the public address system.
But the most egregious accusations have come from Pasco County where Obama volunteers were granted access to as many as a half dozen high schools.
And according to emails obtained by Fox News, at least three Obama volunteers misrepresented themselves as employees of the local election office to gain access.
“It’s absolutely frightening that in some cases they appear to be lying to get into our schools,” Curry said.
“While in other cases they are being actively invited in by liberal school officials who want to ram their political views down the throats of our kids.”
Bill Bunting, a state committeeman, is furious.
“They were telling these young ladies -- 18-years-old that if you don’t sign up and you get into trouble and get pregnant, you won’t be able to get an abortion if Romney is president,” he said.
Bunting said he is concerned about what the Obama campaign is trying to do in the local school system.
“These kids are being influenced,” he said. “They’re very impressionable at this age - and they’re trying to bypass the parents.”
This is Priceless!
Since Muslims in the Middle-east are rioting and burning American flags, I thought I'd share this with you. It is priceless!
Story by Tom Correa