WABC Weathergirl Faked Rape Story

For months, weather babe Heidi Jones had convinced sympathetic colleagues at WABC/Channel 7 that she had nearly been raped while jogging in Central Park.
Yesterday, that compassion turned to rage when staffers at the TV station learned that Jones had been lying all along.
“It was an outrageous lie,” said a fuming WABC staffer, who like others were “flabbergasted” to learn of the deception by reading about it in The Post.

New York Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/cold_front_at_channel_SMMCMc3cRRH9FclY0wfWBP#ixzz18Jl10Ct1

New Hampshire Democrats: If You Pray for America, You Have a ‘Bible-Belt Agenda’

The party of tolerance strikes again in New Hampshire.  According to the spokesperson of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Harrell Kirstien, the speech below by state Rep. David Bates is an attempt to impose a new theocracy on the US.  That may come as a surprise to most Christians who attend church and hear the same message of sin, redemption, and the need for atonement and prayer just about every Sunday.  In response, a conservative political group has demanded an apology from the Democrats for Kirstien’s “bigotry.”  Watch the video and see just where Bates calls for a government imposition of prayer vigils:


Florida: GOP May Replace Early Primary With Straw Poll

 Look out Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire. Republicans in the nation’s biggest swing state are preparing to weigh in on their party’s presidential nominee as early as fall 2011.
The concept: a non-binding Florida straw poll at a massive event billed as “Presidency V,” which would also feature a nationally televised presidential debate. The plan, still in its infancy, enjoyed wide support from Republican Party of Florida leaders at its quarterly meeting last weekend.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/15/1975618/floridas-gop-may-replace-troublesome.html#ixzz18JiXcmwJ

Projected Republican Delegate Count for 2012

* Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2011. Republican unpledged delegate counts are determined by state (or equivalent) party rules. We have assumed that the policies of 2008 will apply in 2012.
* The Republican district delegate count is based on the estimated number of U.S. House members each state will receive from the 2010 census. Our estimate is here.
* Republican penalities for violating the timing window are not included in these delegate tallies.

Read more on The Green Papers for the actual delegate count.

MSNBC’s House Republican Attacks Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin addressing the Republican National...Image via Wikipedia Morning Joke seems to be trying to goad Sarah Palin into a war so he can boost his crippled ratings:

Why do I suspect that Scarborough is hoping Palin will fire back on her Facebook page, guaranteeing a day or two of headlines about the “PALIN-SCARBOROUGH BRAWL” and ensuring the most attention he has enjoyed in years? How far away can a “How to Save the GOP from Sarah Palin” book deal be? Between Keith Olbermann’s suspensions and fights with management, Ed Schultz’s arson threats, Bill O’Reilly’s fireworks on The View, and Glenn Beck’s big rallies on the Mall, all the big cable hosts seem to spend as much time making the news as reporting it. Scarborough has chosen the easiest and most well-trod path to a white-hot spotlight: defining himself as a furious foe of Palin.
National Review Online

Squishy Republican Kathleen Parker Threatens to Quit CNN Show

NEW YORK - MARCH 10:  (FILE PHOTO) New York Go...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeHooker aficionado Elliot Spitzer is apparently driving Kathleen Parker nuts because of his power grabs on their show. She is tired of being used like a pair of black socks.

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker actually stormed off the set of the “Parker Spitzer” show during a pre-taping a few weeks ago — furious that her co-host is continually allowed to take charge of their nightly CNN chat-fest, the insiders said.
Although still fuming, Parker did return to wrap up the segment, they said.
But she’s angry that the show’s producers are allegedly doing nothing to play up her strengths on the ailing show, the sources said.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/park_row_on_cnn_set_gJfdMPIa0UIoFEi51ZYLGN#ixzz16tXopArh

Everybody Hates Bloomberg

New York Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg.Image via Wikipedia

With Mike Bloomberg thrown in for a three-way race with Romney, Mayor Mike gets only 11%, with more of it apparently taken from the Republican column. As a result, Obama’s lead grows to 44%-38%, plus Bloomberg’s 11%.

In addition, Bloomberg’s national favorable rating is only 19%, only half of his unfavorable rating of 38%. Republicans view him negatively at 12%-48%, Democrats at 24%-30%, and independents at 19%-37%.

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