October 14, 2012

Latest PJ Media Column (‘Romney/Ryan: Missed Debate Opportunities on Social Security’) Is Up

Filed under: Economy,Soc. Sec. & Retirement,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 3:38 pm

It’s here.

It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Wednesday afternoon (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.

Video: Who Is the Abortion Extremist?

Filed under: Health Care,Life-Based News,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:59 am

From Women Speak Out PAC (HT Common Cents via a BizzyBlog commenter):

Big Three Networks’ Evening News Shows Suffering Significant Erosion From 2008

As the presidential contest enters its final weeks, one loser is clear: the Big Three television networks’ evening newscasts, home of some of the worst examples of ongoing and still influential media bias.

Chris Ariens at Media Bistro noted this on October 2 in covering the results for the week of September 24: “Leading into a presidential election, one might think the tune-in to the evening news programs would increase. But one would be wrong.” The trend continued during the following week, as will be seen in the graphic following the jump.

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (101412)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:30 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.

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Positivity: 100 Years Ago, Teddy Roosevelt Shot, Saved by Speech Manuscript

Filed under: Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 6:00 am

From History.com:

October 14, 2012

Theodore Roosevelt shot in Milwaukee

Before a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Theodore Roosevelt, the presidential candidate for the Progressive Party, is shot at close range by saloonkeeper John Schrank while greeting the public in front of the Gilpatrick Hotel. Schrank’s .32-caliber bullet, aimed directly at Roosevelt’s heart, failed to mortally wound the former president because its force was slowed by a glasses case and a bundle of manuscript in the breast pocket of Roosevelt’s heavy coat–a manuscript containing Roosevelt’s evening speech. Schrank was immediately detained and reportedly offered as his motive that “any man looking for a third term ought to be shot.”

Roosevelt, who suffered only a flesh wound from the attack, went on to deliver his scheduled speech with the bullet still in his body. After a few words, the former “Rough Rider” pulled the torn and bloodstained manuscript from his breast pocket and declared, “You see, it takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose.” He spoke for nearly an hour and then was rushed to the hospital. …

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