Archive for February, 2012

Romney wins Michigan and Arizona

February 29, 2012

DEARBORN, Mich.– Mitt Romney secured an important win Tuesday night over Rick Santorum in Michigan in addition to handily winning Arizona ahead of Super Tuesday.

“We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough and that’s all that counts,” Romney told a crowd gathered at his state headquarters in Novi, Mich in his victory speech.

In Michigan, Romney held a 4 percent lead– 41 to 37 percent over former Pennsylvania Sen. Santorum– with 74 percent of precincts reporting. Texas Rep. Ron Paul received 12 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich received 7 percent of the vote.

A loss for Romney in Michigan– the state where he was born and raised and where his father served as governor– would have been highly problematic for his campaign and would have virtually guaranteed a protracted primary election season.

Despite earlier polls showing Santorum besting Romney in Michigan, Romney and his surrogates had only raised expectations in the state by refusing to express anything but confidence regarding his odds. As of this week, the most recent polls out of Michigan showed Romney edging back up to tie Santorum.

In an optimistic speech after his Michigan loss, Santorum declared, “A month ago they didn’t know who we are, but they do now!”

Media outlets reported Santorum called Romney to concede, though Santorum did not address the vote totals or his opponent directly during his address. Santorum used much of his speech, delivered at a primary rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., to reinforce his fiscally conservative platform and to laud his 93-year-old grandmother who received a graduate degree as a nurse, worked full-time and “taught me how to balance family,” said Santorum. He segued into making an appeal to women, including working women, particularly working women, perhaps a sign of Santorum’s strategy moving into the Super Tuesday contests Mar. 6.

If Santorum had emerged victorious in Michigan, his opponents would have claimed Democrats and independents put him over the top, since Santorum’s campaign targeted these groups in the final days of the campaign. All registered voters were permitted to participate in Tuesday’s primary in Michigan, where there is not a party registration requirement. One in 10 Republican primary voters in Michigan were Democrats, according to preliminary exit poll data. And more than half of Michigan voters cited the economy as the most important issue driving votes.

Romney was expected to easily carry Arizona, where Mormons make up a percentage of voters. Though there was little excitement remaining in terms of who the winner would be in Arizona, the primary will prove profitable, since its 29 delegates are awarded on a winner-take-all basis, giving Romney a sizeable delegate boost.

Michigan will award its 30 delegates on a mostly proportional basis.

Romney and Santorum spent Tuesday making last-ditch pitches to Michigan voters (Santorum also made one campaign stop in neighboring Ohio– a Super Tuesday state.) Paul has campaigned in Michigan, but did not hold any events here Tuesday. He held a primary night celebration in Virginia, where he spoke to supporters prior to the poll closings. Gingrich all but ignored Michigan in favor of Super Tuesday contests and additional upcoming voting states. He spent Tuesday night in Georgia.

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Irán vs Israel

February 27, 2012

Miriam Ramirez tiene la razon la 933a es totalmente incompatible con la estadidad

February 26, 2012

Miriam Ramirez tiene la razon, la 933a es totalmente incompatible con la estadidad. En Tiempo Estadista nos solidarizamos con las expresiones de Miriam Ramirez de Ferrer en contra del mantengo corporativo colonial. La realidad es que Puerto rico no debe ser tratado como una nacion foranea si queremos la estadidad. Por mucho tiempo la izquierda ha infiltrado los medios e inclusive todos los partidos y nos han hecho cambiar el lenguaje y vemos supuestos estadistas decir que PR es una nación cuando es un territorio no incorporado.

La lealtad deber ser al ideal no a las personas, si deseamos incentivos economicos la estadidad sin alteracion alguna es mas que suficiente incentivo pero aun asi si quisieramos mas incentivos siempre estan las zonas empresariales. El apoyar la 933A es una traicción al ideal de libertad politica y economica asi mismo como a la estadidad. El gobernador de Puerto Rico y el comisionado residente de Puerto Rico no tienen nada que hacer en ningun sitio en favor cabildeando por la 933A.

Miriam Ramirez is right, the 933a is totally incompatible with statehood

Miriam Ramirez is right, the 933a is totally incompatible with statehood. In Tiempo Estadista we sympathize with expressions of Miriam Ramirez de Ferrer against keeping colonial corporate welfare . The reality is that Puerto rico should not be treated as a foreign nation if we want statehood. For a long time the left has infiltrated media, including all parties and they have made us change our language and we see alleged pro statehood leaders say that PR is a nation when it is an unincorporated territory.

Loyalty must be to the ideal not leaders if we want economic incentives statehood without alteration is more than enough incentive but even so if we would like more incentives there are always Enterprize Zones. Supporting the 933A is an act of treason to the ideal of political and economic liberty and likewise to statehood. The Governor of Puerto Rico and the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico have nothing to do in any lobbying for the 933A section.

The Second Amendment

February 26, 2012

Obama’s record on oil production

February 25, 2012

CNN Arizona Republican Presidential Debate

February 23, 2012

18 statistics that prove that the economy has not improved since Barack Obama became the president of the United States….

February 21, 2012

The following are 18 statistics that prove that the economy has not improved since Barack Obama became the president of the United States….

#1 Today there are 88 million working age Americans that are not employed and that are not looking for employment. That is an all-time record high.

#2 When Barack Obama was elected, the percentage of unemployed Americans that had been out of work for more than 52 weeks was less than 15%. Today, it is above 30%.

#3 There are 1.2 million fewer jobs in America today than there were when Barack Obama was inaugurated.

#4 When Barack Obama first took office, the number of “long-term unemployed workers” in the United States was approximately 2.6 million. Today, that number is sitting at 5.6 million.

#5 The average duration of unemployment in the United States is hovering close to an all-time record high.

#6 During the Obama administration, worker health insurance costs have risen by 23 percent.

#7 Since Barack Obama has been president, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has increased by 90 percent.

#8 Since Barack Obama has been president, home values in the United States have declined by another 13 percent.

#9 Under Barack Obama, new home sales in the U.S. set a brand new all-time record low in 2009, they set a brand new all-time record low again in 2010, and they set a brand new all-time record low once again during 2011.

#10 Since Barack Obama took office, the number of Americans living in poverty has risen by more than 6 million.

#11 Since Barack Obama entered the White House, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased from 32 million to 46 million.

#12 The amount of money that the federal government gives directly to Americans has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House.

#13 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans living in “extreme poverty” is now sitting at an all-time high.

#14 When Barack Obama first took office, an ounce of gold was going for about $850. Today an ounce of gold costs more than $1700 an ounce.

#15 Since Barack Obama became president, the size of the U.S. national debt has increased by 44 percent.

#16 During Barack Obama’s first two years in office, the U.S. government added more to the U.S. national debt than the first 100 U.S. Congresses combined.

#17 During the Obama administration, the U.S. government has accumulated more debt than it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that Bill Clinton took office.

#18 The U.S. national debt has been increasing by an average of more than 4 billion dollars per day since the beginning of the Obama administration.

Propone facilitar portación de armas a la ciudadanía

February 20, 2012

Propone facilitar portación de armas a la ciudadanía

El senador Carmelo Ríos radica proyecto para facilitar la obtención de licencias para poseer y cargar armas a todo ciudadano sin récord criminal

Por Osman Pérez Méndez el nuevo dia

Todo ciudadano sin récord criminal podrá, no solo comprar un arma, sino también portarla consigo, según la propuesta de nueva Ley de Armas que presentó esta mañana el senador Carmelo Ríos.

“Se trata de garantizar el derecho constitucional de todos los ciudadanos”, explicó Ríos, quien argumentó que la ley actual de Puerto Rico resulta anticonstitucional, según lo ha expresado en varias decisiones la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos.

Ríos expresó que el proceso actual para obtener una licencia es costoso y prolongado, lo que supone limitaciones al derecho constitucional provisto por la segunda enmienda.

La ley propone que se utilice un sistema de licencias a través de los centros de servicios (CESCO) del Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas (DTOP) para emitir las licencias que permitirían a cualquier ciudadano sin récord criminal obtener su carnet (licencia) para comprar y portar armas, sin restricciones en la cantidad de armas que pueda adquirir.

La única restricción en cuanto a portar el arma sería que la misma no puede estar a la vista.

El senador explicó que eligió el mecanismo de los CESCO por entender que es el que tiene la base de datos más extensa y actualizada de los ciudadanos que podrían ser elegibles para adquirir armas.

La ley además, impondría sanciones más severas a quien intente obtener una licencia cometiendo fraude, y a quien viole la Ley de Armas en lo que se refiere al tráfico ilegal de las mismas.

El engaño para obtener la licencia se tipificaría como nuevo delito con una pena fija de seis años de prisión, mientras que la condena por conspiración para traficar armas y municiones aumentaría a una pena fija de 30 años de prisión.

EN TIEMPO ESTADISTA ENDOSAMOS TODA INCIATIVA QUE REAFIRME NUESTROS DERECHOS COMO CIUDADANOS AMERICANOS Y ESO INCLUYE EL DERECHO A DEFENDERSE Y PORTAR ARMAS.

Uncommon Knowledge Special Edition: Newt Gingrich

February 17, 2012

Allen West commemorates Black History Month by telling the truth

February 16, 2012