Jul 082011
 

The two week, $229,000 ad buy includes media markets in Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and New Mexico. All of which are swing states that could go either way.

-Eric Odom

h/t Char:

Forget the debt ceiling debate — the U.S. is already in default, a Chinese ratings agency claims.

“In our opinion, the United States has already been defaulting,” said Guan Jianzhong, president of Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd., reports AFP, describing that organization as “the only Chinese agency that gives sovereign ratings.”

U.S. Treasury officials have already said that the government exceeded its $14.3 trillion debt ceiling in April, but that accounting procedures would finance obligations through Aug. 2.

The Chinese claim to the contrary comes just two days after another Chinese official warned that congressional Republicans are “playing with fire” in opposing efforts to increase the debt ceiling.

China says the U.S. is already defaulting on debt

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Jul 082011
 

President Barack Obama just held a Twitter Townhall on jobs & the economy, attempting to explain why none of his policies, record spending and unprecedented river of government red tape has helped grow private-sector jobs. With unemployment climbing to 9.2% today (14.1 million Americans unemployed), we put together a fact check from the AskObama Twitter town hall. We’d like to AskObama: where are the jobs?

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Jul 082011
 

:: Octomom Kids Make Mayhem on ‘Today’ Show ::

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A WOMAN who gave birth to octuplets after fertility treatment says she hates her ‘disgusting’ babies. Nadya Suleman, an American single mother who lives on state benefits, also said that her six older children were animals. Her outburst will add to long-standing concerns about her ability to look after her huge family.

Miss Suleman, 36, who lives in a dilapidated home in La Habra, California, said: ‘I hate the babies, they disgust me. ‘My older six are animals, getting more and more out of control, because I have no time to properly discipline them.’ Miss Suleman claimed her dream of having a big family has turned into a nightmare. She said she was so poor that she had even contemplated suicide.

‘My bank account is overdrawn by $300 (£186) and I have no money to pay for the children’s school, food, or the mortgage,’ she told InTouch magazine.

~ Surprise she has not gone the way of many twisted mother’s as of yet…Maybe Nadya & Casey can be housemates.~ JP

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Jul 082011
 

Macon police confirmed Wednesday that the body of Mercer University Law School graduate Lauren Giddings was dismembered, and they said some parts of the body were still missing.

DNA tests confirmed that remains found outside Giddings’ apartment building on June 30 were hers. No arrests have been made in connection with her death.

A friend who had not heard from her since the previous Saturday contacted police after going to her apartment and discovering that she was not there. Friends had initially assumed that Giddings was just busy studying for the bar exam, but family members had not heard from her in that time either.

Police said Thursday that they have been taking statements from people connected to Giddings through the school and the community.

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Jul 082011
 

The woman behind a petition to start legislation for Caylee’s Law speaks to HLN’s Nancy Grace.

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Jul 082011
 
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Lightening Strikes Caylee Anthony Memorial Tree Right After Casey gets a 1 week sentence and no probation.


Lightning strike at Caylee memorial ‘could be a sign from the angels’

A tall tree in the same area where Caylee Marie Anthony’s remains were found was struck by lightning this afternoon — just hours after her mother learned she would be released from jail next week.

“It could be a sign from the angels that they aren’t happy with what’s happened,” said 40-year-old Keyla Lugo of Orlando, who has visited the memorial in the Chickasaw Oaks subdivision twice this week. “It’s a sad day for Orlando, for Caylee and for justice. The rain, the lightning, the storm — it’s the heavens indicating they aren’t happy.”

“God has spoken. Casey’s guilty,” said Nicole Perez of Vero Beach as she walked to the mosquito-infested site beneath a steady rain. Perez and her colleague Michelle Cooper of West Palm Beach decided to stop after attending a business meeting in town.

As Cooper peered up at the exposed white bark of the pine tree she said: “That is what I call Karma.”

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