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10/05/2012

Four New Ads from the Romney Campaign: VIDEO

Four new ads are out today from the Romney campaign, two specifically targeting Ohio and Nevada.

The first, "Can We Believe Him" attacks Obama's record on the military. The second, "Born in Nevada", features former professional basketball player Greg Anthony, saying he won't vote for Obama again. The third, "Facts are Clear", focuses on the nation's debt. A fourth, a direct to camera spot, focuses on Ohio, and jobs.

Posted Oct. 5,2012 at 9:35 AM EST by in 2012 Election, Mitt Romney, News | Permalink | Comments (2)


Zac Efron on Foreign Cuisine, Animals, and His Wet Tighty-Whities: VIDEO

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Zac Efron sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss eating Baluts (eggs with half-formed ducks in them), shooting with animals, and spending ninety-percent of a film in his underwear (which is apparently how The Paperboy goes down).

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Posted Oct. 5,2012 at 9:12 AM EST by in Film, Jimmy Kimmel, Lee Daniels, News, Zac Efron | Permalink | Comments (12)


Salvatore Cordileone Jokes About DUI, is Installed as SF Archbishop as Gay Groups Protest: VIDEO

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Protests were held (photos here) on Thursday as the Catholic Church installed drunk-driving Prop 8 architect Salvatore Cordileone as Archbishop of San Francisco. After giving a sermon, Cordileone, joked about his DUI, to which he pleaded guilty this week, Reuters reports:

Cordileone"God has always had a way of putting me in my place," he said. "With the last episode in my life, God has outdone Himself."

Cordileone spent about 11 hours in a San Diego jail cell in August after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to driving with alcohol in his system, said Gina Coburn, spokeswoman for the San Diego City Attorney. Cordileone has been particularly outspoken in Church opposition to same-sex matrimony as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, a role that has put him at odds with many Bay Area Catholics.

He also led Church support for the 2008 voter-approved California state constitutional amendment, Proposition 8, that banned gay marriage.

Watch the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence make a statement this week, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted Oct. 5,2012 at 8:52 AM EST by in Catholic Church, Gay Marriage, News, Salvatore Cordileone, San Francisco | Permalink | Comments (8)


Hannity Offers Romney the Chance to Explain His '47 Percent' Comment in First Interview After Debate: VIDEO

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan went on Sean Hannity's show on FOX News last night for their first interview since the debate and repeated much of the expected drivel.

Hannity did ask Romney what he would have said to Obama had the President made a remark about his "47 percent" comments during the debate.

Said Romney: "Now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. In this case I said something that's just completely wrong. And I absolutely believe that my life has shown that I care about a hundred percent. And that's been demonstrated throughout my life. This campaign is about the 100 percent. When I become President, it will be about helping the 100 percent."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Full interview:

Posted Oct. 5,2012 at 8:30 AM EST by in 2012 Election, FOX News, Mitt Romney, News, Paul Ryan, Sean Hannity | Permalink | Comments (16)


Obama and Romney Tell Jim Lehrer to 'Shut the F**k Up': VIDEO

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Jimmy Fallon piles on Jim Lehrer's performance as this week's debate moderator.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Lehrer has released a statement about his performance:

"I thought the format accomplished its purpose, which was to facilitate direct, extended exchanges between the candidates about issues of substance. Part of my moderator mission was to stay out of the way of the flow and I had no problems with doing so. My only real personal frustration was discovering that ninety minutes was not enough time in that more open format to cover every issue that deserved attention."

Posted Oct. 5,2012 at 8:10 AM EST by in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Jimmy Fallon, Mitt Romney, News | Permalink | Comments (0)


Gay Rights and Abortion are 'Easy' Cases, Says Justice Scalia

Asserting himself a "textualist" when it comes to the Constitution, Justice Antonin Scalia told a D.C. crowd that gay rights and abortion are east cases for him, the AP reports:

A_scalia"The death penalty? Give me a break. It's easy. Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion. Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state," Scalia said at the American Enterprise Institute.

He contrasted his style of interpretation with that of a colleague who tries to be true to the values of the Constitution as he applies them to a changing world. This imaginary justice goes home for dinner and tells his wife what a wonderful day he had, Scalia said.

This imaginary justice, Scalia continued, announces that it turns out "'the Constitution means exactly what I think it ought to mean.' No kidding."

Posted Oct. 5,2012 at 7:51 AM EST by in Antonin Scalia, News, Supreme Court | Permalink | Comments (45)



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