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Kid Rock on Obama: “I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job.”

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Kid Rock appeared at a campaign event with Paul Ryan, and expressed his disappointment with the failed Obama presidency:

I am very proud to say that we had elected our first black president. I’m sorry, I’m sorry he didn’t do a better job. I really wish he would have — I do, but the facts are the facts and we just saw them come to light in the last debate with no outside BS, no bias media involved, no interruptions and negative politics ads every five seconds and, most importantly, no damn teleprompters.

Yeah, that kinda sums it up for many of us.

It’s been an historic presidency. Historically bad.

Let’s turn the page and move on.

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October 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

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Who’s Afraid of Voter ID?

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Opponents of Voter ID laws claim that requiring a photo ID in order to vote is intended to intimidate minorities.

So, you have to ask yourself:

Why would any US citizen be afraid to provide identification before casting their vote?

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September 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

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Bev Perdue: Now Twice As Offensive

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Time is running out for North Carolina’s lame duck governor Bev Perdue, so she’s going to the hurry-up offense.

With the clock running down on her one-term governorship, Perdue simultaneously insulted the people of two states this week. As the News & Observer reports:

“Passage of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman makes North Carolina “look like Mississippi,” Gov. Beverly Perdue said Friday.

Perdue’s approval rating in her home state is so dismal that she chose not to embarrass her party and herself by seeking a second term as governor. And this week the good people of Mississippi got to witness the wit, charm, and political savvy that has helped make Perdue a political failure.
The chairman of the Mississippi GOP said Perdue was out of touch with voters, while that state’s governor called the comments disappointing and said he would write Perdue a letter telling her so.
Disappointing, indeed.

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May 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

National Christmas Tree Dies, Obama Blames Bush

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Here’s a metaphor for our times:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed…

The tree replaced one that had stood on the Ellipse since 1978 but was destroyed by high winds in February 2011.

I wonder if President Obama will claim that this was President Bush’s fault, too.

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May 6, 2012 at 7:36 am

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University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Program, Boosts Sports Budget

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The University of Florida recently announced that it is eliminating its Computer Science department and increasing the budget of its athletics program.

As Forbes’ Steven Salzberg reports:

The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about $1.7 million…

Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $99 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year.  The increase alone would more than offset the savings supposedly gained by cutting computer science.

Gator alumni must be so proud of their alma mater.

Maybe if they don’t win a national championship this year, they’ll eliminate their Business and Law schools, too.

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April 23, 2012 at 7:35 am

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Jim Boeheim, aka Mr. Lucky

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I don’t think luck has anything to do with winning games.

So said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, whistling past the graveyard after his team—assisted by the referees—narrowly escaped becoming the first Number 1 seed to ever lose to a Number 16 seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

As Don Markus reports:

It left longtime UNC Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach seething.

“There’s not enough time for cooling off for this one,” he said. “Syracuse is better than Asheville. Tonight we were better than Syracuse. I have all the respect for Jim Boeheim, their team being 31-2. He’s a fantastic coach. They deserve all the recognition they’ve got this year. This (UNC Asheville) was the better team tonight.”

I respect coach Boeheim, but if he truly doesn’t believe that luck is a factor in winning some games—and particularly this game—he’s delusional.

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March 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

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Follow the Money: Ed Schultz

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Left-wing MSNBC and radio commentator Ed Schultz was paid nearly $200,000 in 2011 by the Communications Workers of America union. Jack Coleman reports:

Worth noting is that Schultz’s cable program on MSNBC, “The Ed Show,” debuted in April 2009 — and that union payments to Schultz nearly doubled from a year earlier….

All told, Schultz has been paid $337,490 by unions in the last seven years, according to the Labor Department. These same records show no payments from unions to Schultz between fiscal years 2000 to 2004 — before Schultz became such a passionate advocate for unions over the airwaves.

It’s a pretty good deal for MSNBC: We’ll produce and air programming to attack your conservative enemies if you agree to help pay for “the talent”.

Written by breckfield

March 10, 2012 at 8:48 am

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