Daily Archives: 11/06/2011

Among Other Things, Cain is an Ordained Minister; Serves as Assistant Pastor in Church

I knew he worked for the Navy. I knew he worked for the Federal Reserve. I knew he knows how to flip a pizza (or does he?). But I didn’t know that Herman, the Conductor of the Cain Train, is an ordained minister and assistant Pastor in his 14,000 member church in Georgia.

I am not exactly familiar with all ends and twists of Christianity. But I get that a Minister is someone who has “Hoy-roo-ah” or say “Semicha” to perform religious services such as weddings, funerals, etc. A Pastor is someone who actually runs a Church.

I think this end of Cain’s background may perhaps encourage more Jewish voters to go for him, certainly until his train derails. Playing an active role in what is at this time a peaceful religion, is looked up by many in the Jewish Community who live in circles where religion is a corestone of life.

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Oxford Club Members Resign Over Anti-Semitism

Four members of the Oxford University Conservative Association have resigned over anti-Semitism and snobbery.

The four senior members said they were quitting the assocation after members sang a song with a Nazi theme during an evening meeting billed as “port and policy,” the Telegraph reported.

Student members of the club are facing disciplinary action by the university and the Conservative Party. Both have launched investigations into the incident, according to the newspaper.

Two prime ministers and 13 Cabinet ministers are among the club’s alumni.

The members reportedly sang a song that begins with the line “Dashing through the Reich … killing lots of kike.”

The club has faced accusations of racism in the past. In 2000, four members were expelled for making Nazi salutes.

(Source: JTA)

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Markets Give up Hopes for Lasting Euro Zone Solution

After another week of confusion and turmoil in Europe, investors are ditching whatever hopes they once had for a conclusive solution to the debt crisis.

That may foreshadow a gloomy holiday season in markets, especially if wary investors opt to reduce risk in their portfolios and take refuge in U.S. Treasuries and the dollar.

Just weeks after it seemed leaders had drafted a master plan to solve the crisis, doubts rose about whether Greece would back a 130 billion-euro bailout.

Disaster may have been averted when Greece, under fierce EU pressure, agreed over the weekend to form a new government that would approve the deal and stave off bankruptcy.

But that did little to calm investors, who were already looking ahead to the next problem: Italy. Italian bond yields hit a euro-era high of 6.4 percent Friday, raising fears the country may soon need a Greece-style emergency bailout.

The Greek agreement “may spark a brief relief rally,” said Alan Ruskin, head of global G10 currency strategy at Deutsche Bank. “But it won’t last and we will soon go back to focusing on Italy.”

“At the end of the day, it does seem like a grand plan is elusive at best,” said David Ader, head of government bond strategy at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.

“We’ve seen one European bank and one U.S. brokerage fail. We know there are strains for French banks. We’re wondering how long it will be before Greek default worries spread to Italy and Spain,” he said. “In a situation like that, money managers are going to decide to simply take their risk down.”

(Source: Reuters vis Yahoo!)

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Video: Team Obama Reminds People How Good Things Felt Election Night 2008

I must admit: While seeing the video, some good memories came to mind. However, it is a shame that Obama has squandered the good will that Americans of all stripes and colors gave him on the night he won the election. He came into office a few months later with an approval rating solidly above sixty percent. Yet three years late and he lost at least a third of it. No. Not because racism grew in America the last three years. Instead, the President has apparently failed the American people.

BTW, the video is posted at and linked to You Tube via the campaign website and Obama email list with more than twelve million recipients, but it has less than 50,000 views at this time.

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Scott Walker Recall Effort Officially Begins As Supporter Files Petition, Launches Fundraising Period

The first official recall petition against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was filed Friday, kicking off a period of unlimited campaign fundraising that was originally expected to begin Nov. 15.

According to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, David Brandt — a supporter of Walker — filed the petition in order to give the governor an extra week and a half to raise unlimited campaign contributions. Walker’s ability to raise funds without the binds of the state’s $10,000 donation limit for individuals comes thanks to a loophole in Wisconsin election law that lifts the limit for targets of recall elections.

Brandt — who along with Bettie Brandt has given Walker a total of $238 since September 2010, according to the Wisconsin State Journal –  filed the petition with the state’s Government Accountability Board under the committee name “Close Friends to Recall Walker.” Brandt wrote in the petition that he was registering the recall committee to “fulfill my friend’s last request,” and noted that he would not raise or spend more than $1,000 in his recall effort.

The official recall petition complicates matters for those leading the more serious recall effort against Walker. Organizers of the effort will have 60 days starting Nov. 15 to gather, on a separate petition, the more than 540,000 signatures required to bring on a recall election. Until an election is authorized, Walker may continue to fundraise without limits.

While the official recall campaign is just beginning, anti-Walker sentiment has been present in Wisconsin since he took office in January 2011. His controversial anti-union law, which stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights, sparked a wave of recall elections in which six Republican state senators were challenged and two lost their seats.

Most recently, Walker was targeted by protesters involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Chicago protesters crashed a breakfast event where Walker was speaking on public policy, chanting “union busting, it’s disgusting” and “we are the 99 percent” during his remarks.

(Source: Huff Post)

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Sunday 11/6/11 Updates >>UPDATED X2!

A young woman referred to as “Ashley” by Occupy protesters died on Saturday of a reported heroin overdose in a tent at Occupy Vancouver, only three days after a young man overdosed at the site.

  • Energy Department Hired Wall Street Firm to Salvage solyndra.
  • As of Saturday night, The Cain Train picked up more than $2 million since the Politico stroy broke last week Sunday Eve.
  •  In his recent visit to Israel, Secretary of Defense Panetta did not get a clear commitment from Netanyahu and Barak that Israel would not take action against Iran without coordinating such operations with the USA. Read More
  •  Former NY Gov Eliot Spitzer Has a Few Ideas How to Enhance the OWS Movement.
  •  CNN Runs More Stories on Cain ‘Scandal’ in Six Days Than it Did Obama’s Ties to Ayers, Rezko and Wright Combined.
  •  Boehner Passes on Endorsing Romney, saying “There are a lot of good candidates that are out there running”
  •  Huntsman Says Romney is ‘Unelectable’ due to his flip-flops which – Huntsman says - means Romney cant gain the trust of the American people.
  • Poll: Percentage of Republicans Who view Cain Favorably Dropped 9 Points from 66% a Week Ago. Among overall voters, Cain dropped from 37 last week to 32 this week.
  •  Bachmann Says Cain is Great on Personality but Bad on Governing.
  •  State Senate Elections Tuesday in Virginia Puts Team Obama on Notice, reports Reuters. The State has 13 electoral votes. Obama was first Dem since LBJ in 1964 to win the State.
  •  NYT: Some Seek an End to the $1 Bill to Save Gov Money. How Much? “A recent study by the Government Accountability Office said the government could save about $5.5 billion over 30 years if it phased out dollar bills, which last about three years on average, and replaced them with dollar coins, which can circulate for three decades before they become worn out.” For some context, the USA ran up a deficit of $205 billion just this October, and almost four trillion just the last three years.
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Occupy Boston Attempts to Overtake Israeli Consulate; Gets into Lobby

The Occupy protests, which are supported by President Obama… tried to take over the Israeli Consulate in Boston yesterday. If you missed it, it’s because the incident wasn’t covered by the mainstream media.

The attempted attack on the consulate should be a big surprise to people who read the liberal Jewish media because they have been reporting that the anti-Israel/anti-Semitic  incidents coming from the Occupy protests are few and far between. This  particular Anti-Israel event wasn’t a fringe group or a lone nut, it was an officially sanctioned Occupy Boston event.

Thankfully they didn’t get into the consulate – only the building’s lobby, but even if they got to the
embassy there would have been no one there because these Occupy “friends of the  Jewish Community,” forgot that Consulates of the Jewish State are closed on the Jewish Sabbath.

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