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Hey Patriots! Get your picture taken with Sarah Palin and "quadruple your investment" in stock picks in 6 months or less!

Share sent a friend of mine an email in which Former Half Gov Barbie McLipSchmutz is pushing some get rich quick scheme for them.

To quote my buddy:

It starts out as a normal pitch for a gathering of right wing hacks, but devolves into a sales pitch wrapped in the cloak of the "historic opportunity" they are offering. To Quote: "I guarantee that you will quadruple your investment".


Dear Patriot,

Below please find a special message from one of our sponsors, The New Orleans Investment Conference. They have important information to share with you. Thank you

Please note that the following message reflects the opinion and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of

Special invitation for members:

Meet Sarah Palin
In Person — And Get A Photo! PLUS: See Charles Krauthammer, Rick Santelli, Peter Schiff and dozens of the world's top experts!

Dear Friend,

You're invited to participate in one of the most important political and economic gatherings in recent history.

Important because it will bring together Gov. Sarah Palin, Charles Krauthammer, Rick Santelli and you ... dozens of the world's top experts in geopolitics, economics and investments...

...and together we're going to devise our plans for the survival of America and our financial security during the uncertain days ahead.

The Most Important Election
Of Our Lifetimes...

As a member of, I'm offering you the chance to meet Gov. Sarah Palin in person — and get your photo taken with her!

For lovers of liberty like you and I, that's a priceless opportunity. (As you're about to see, it's also a very limited opportunity...and one that will soon disappear.)

But the chance to meet Sarah Palin is only the beginning of the immense value that this exclusive invitation offers you.

You see, America is facing a crucial crossroads this November. The nation will choose one of two paths: One toward greater government control of our lives, and the other toward steadfast protection of our Constitutional liberties.

Either outcome holds dramatic implications for your health, wealth and freedom. And you need to be prepared for whatever happens.

The World's Top Experts
Gather To Give You Answers

From October 24-27 — just a few days before the critical November election — many of the world's top experts in geopolitics, economics and investments are gathering.

They include conservative icon Sarah Palin...America's most influential political commentator, Dr. Charles Krauthammer...Tea Party Godfather Rick Santelli...and maverick investment analysts Peter Schiff, Dr. Marc Faber and Doug Casey...

PLUS the world's leading authorities on gold, silver and mining stocks.

They're going to show a small number of elite investors how to prepare for the new reality that will transform our way of life....

...And you're invited to join this exclusive gathering.

It's all happening at this year's edition of the legendary New Orleans Investment Conference.

For nearly 40 years, the New Orleans Investment Conference has helped investors learn how to protect and build wealth during uncertain markets. And during that time, we've repeatedly seen stocks recommended at the Conference double...triple...even multiply 10 and 20 times in value.

Results like these are commonplace, because the New Orleans Conference is the most important investment gathering of the year, and brings together the brightest, most successful analysts and investors.

How special is this event?

  • It's attracted dozens of the most celebrated figures in modern history, including Lady Margaret Thatcher, Alan Greenspan, Milton Friedman, Barry Goldwater, Ayn Rand, Ron Paul, Steve Forbes, Henry Kissinger and more.
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This is why previous attendees will attest the New Orleans Conference has never failed to deliver stock picks that have doubled...tripled...even quadrupled in value during the weeks and months following the conference.

And many of our picks do much better.

FACT: A number of stocks recommended at recent Conferences have gone on to multiply over 20 times in value — enough to turn a modest $5,000 investment into a whopping $100,000...$10,000 into $200,000...

...or $25,000 into half a million dollars!

Strictly Limited Opportunity:
Please Let Us Know IMMEDIATELY
If You Can Get Your Photo With Sarah Palin...

As you can imagine, the chance to see an inspiring figure such as Sarah Palin in person is a priceless opportunity for any lover of liberty.

At the New Orleans Conference, Gov. Palin will deliver a rousing closing address to our audience. Plus, she'll participate in our Summit on America's Future panel, along with Dr. Charles Krauthammer and Rick Santelli.

Over a thousand people will be wowed by these presentations. But only a very small number will be able to get their picture taken with Gov. Palin!

I'm giving you this offer because you're a member of, and because of my personal gratitude to this fine organization.

But here's the catch: I have to limit this opportunity to the first 100 people who respond.

I have no doubt whatsoever that this special offer will sell out quickly. The only question is how quickly.

So I strongly urge you to act immediately by calling us or clicking on the link below.

And I also urge you to consider this:

You'll Quadruple Your Investment!

This opportunity is so important...and I'm so confident that the New Orleans Conference will pay for itself many times over...that I'll offer you this ironclad guarantee:

If you attend New Orleans 2012 and don't make back at least four times the money you paid to register — in six months or less — just let me know.

I'll happily give you a prompt, hassle-free refund on your entire registration fee. Every penny.

You can't lose!

Correction: You can lose...if you don't act immediately to secure your place at New Orleans 2012.

Consider this: I've offered this quadruple-your-money guarantee for the past two years. And I've never had a single attendee ask for their money back!

Here's the problem: Our registration fee is about to increase, and at some point we're expecting a complete sell out.

So if you hope to get in at the current early-bird rate...get a FREE Gold Club upgrade...and enjoy our quadruple-your-money-or-it's FREE guarantee...

...You'll need to call us at 1-800-648-8411 right now or click on this link to learn more and register:

To Learn More And
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Note: This limited offer is just for you as a member. We don't want the public to know about it, for obvious reasons.

So act now to learn more, and to register yourself and your guests at our special early-bird rates.


Brien Lundin
President and CEO, New Orleans Investment Conference
Editor, Gold Newsletter

P.S. Your FREE Gold Club Upgrade entitles you to a special private viewing room with day-long coffee service, exclusive Q&A sessions with speakers following their presentations...special reports and investment information exclusively for you...deep discounts on conference audio and video recordings and other valuable investment products...

Plus your free photo with Gov. Sarah Palin!

This is an incredibly valuable opportunity for members. But I can offer it to only the first 100 people to respond!

If you don't act right now, this opportunity will pass you by forever!


VIDEO: Professor Gingrich was "often absent" and "spent little time teaching history."


This is a must-watch video.

Taegan has a link to the Wall Street Journal story about Newton Leroy Gingrich's stint at University of West Georgia, way back when he supposedly taught history:

"In addition to seeking the college presidency, Mr. Gingrich was often absent as he pursued political goals. He embarked on an effort to moonlight as a paid consultant. And, it turns out, he spent little time teaching history."

He's never had another professorship, and he hardly spent any time actually, you know, teaching. "He was always too big for his britches.... He's all over the place... disorganized..."

Some historian. Some professor. Some candidate.

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In another brilliant move, Herman Cain skips interview with influential newspaper.


The performance art continues. Via the L.A. Times:

Herman Cain may have picked a powerful enemy in New Hampshire Thursday, skipping a scheduled interview with the Union Leader newspaper during a brief visit to the state.

Gee, could it be because of this disaster?

It gets better worse:

The campaign again contacted the paper to say that rather than the hour-long interview they had agreed to, Cain would only be available for 20 minutes. Cline said they told Cain's campaign it was "not worth our time to do it for 20 minutes." The campaign promised to get back to them, but never did. [...]

Cain instead arrived early for an interview with WMUR, the state's primary television outlet.  [...]

According to reports, Cain also showed up more than an hour late for his only public event of the day, a rally at a Nashua hotel.

The Union Leader has unique status in New Hampshire every four years. Its endorsement in the presidential primary a coveted one, and can prove significant.

Cain blamed the newspaper, saying, "You aren't gonna believe it but they cancelled." Of course, he's bound to cover his hiney later by saying it was just a joke, and we idiots lack a sense of humor for thinking he was serious.

The Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid replied, "I don't think he's going anywhere from here at this point, anyway."

Not according to this GOP crowd, he isn't:

Oh sure he is, GOP, Joe. He's headed straight for a contributor spot at ClusterFox. Either that or a cushy job as a "Cuban language" translator:

H/t: @latimesmuskal


UPDATED- VIDEO: Herman Cain blows it again. Watch his latest disaster, this time on Libya.


Via JSOnline, Hermie Cain blows it while talking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s editorial board about Libya.

Wow. No seriously. Make that sham wow, oh em gee, and holy crap. This man wants to be commander in chief?

Oh wait, no. No he doesn't. He wants to sell more books and make more money speaking to adoring crowds with a collective affinity for pizza.

"Okay, Libya...."

Tick, tick, tick...

"No, that's a different one..."

Tick, tick, tick...

(Video added) "Do you think I'm dumb enough not to study up on these issues?"

"I got all this stuff twirling around in my head..."

"Specifically, what did you ask me....?"

"It's not a simple yes, no..."

"I would have done a better job of assessing..."

"I'm not criticizing him... I'm a much more deliberate decision-maker is the point I keep coming back to... "

See, he can't make a statement because he needs all the facts, see, because he's a thinker, not a hedger!


See that video up there, Hermie? The one that includes all the "context" you could ask for?

Guess that 3 am call would be a real problem for you then, huh?