Larwyn’s Linx: Confirmed–SEALs killed in Benghazi 7 Hours After White House Informed of Attack

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Nation

Confirmed: SEALs killed in Benghazi 7 Hours After WH Informed of Attack: CNS
Senators Call for Select Committee on Benghazi: Beacon
Navy SEALs Blast Obama: GWP

Incompetence: Classified Documents Lay Uncollected In Benghazi: Breitbart
Sean Smith’s Mother Believes Obama Murdered Her Son: RWN
Bloomberg bans National Guard from NY because they have guns: GWP

Election Central

If Romney wins, Harry Reid vows to block everything: Malkin
I’m Even More Confident That Mitt Will Win: DLim
Ohio Math: Numbers Equal Trouble for Democrats: ViralRead

Scott Brown is Totally Going to Win the Senate Race: HillBuzz
Elizabeth Warren Holds Rally, No One Shows Up: ConHideout
Former Hillary aide backs Romney: Politico

Nate Silver statistics and the myth of Harry “Kid” Matthews: DTG
West Chester, Ohio: Massive Crowd for Romney-Ryan Rally: RSM
Obama Support Rally With Stevie Wonder Draws Under 200 People: JWF

The Secret of the Romney Landslide: JOdysseus
Wisconsin Early Voting Gains Solid in GOP Areas: RS
Axelrod: ‘We Don’t Have to Win [Independent] Voters’: NRO

Economy

FEMA still doesn’t have bottled water to distribute for Sandy: Breitbart
Under Obama, food stamp rolls have increased 75 times faster than jobs: WS
Figures: Obama doesn’t even call into monthly “Jobs Council” meetings: GWP

Scandal Central

Voter Fraud Alert!: Obama Supporter in NC Brags on Facebook About Voting 4+ Times: Nice Deb
NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama: Pavlich
Bill Maher Warns Romney Backers: ‘Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You’: NB

Climate & Energy

Radical Sherrod Brown Praises Outsourcers Moving Jobs to Mexico Because of Emissions Standards: Sooper
IBEW thugs strike again, turn away transformers delivered by non-union truckers: WyBlog
A few miles downstream from Pittsburgh » Gadsden Coal Barge: Chicago Boyz

Media

Papers Blast Obama Over Benghazi: WS
NYT: Hey, This Romney Guy May Be Surging in Pennsylvania: Breitbart
WaPo: GOP may add to 2010 house gains: Greenroom

It Ain’t By the Numbers: VodkaPundit
Media blackout of black Chicago protesters marching against Obama: LI
Scenes from Ohio ‘All-Star’ Rally: RSM

Liberal Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert Mocks Mother of Sean Smith, Slain at Benghazi: Sooper
Prediction Time: Q&O

Wow: The Romney Crowd is Colorado: Ricochet

World

Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account: Fox
Syrian tanks enter Golan Heights demilitarized zone: GlobalPost
Here’s the ship that carried weapons from Libya to rebels in Syria: WinSol

Biggest Big Government can’t keep lights on: Steyn
But I’m sure defense cuts will help: US Air Force struggles with aging fleet: AP
Fars: Iran not suspending 20% nuclear enrichment: JPost

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

CallFlakes Automates Follow-Ups on Your Android Phone: LifeHacker
Humans and rats interact in virtual reality ‘beaming’ experiment: Verge
Online university students show off achievements with digital badges: Verge

Cornucopia

After the Hospital and After the Storm: Zilla
Buyer’s Remorse: Lifelong Democrat Says Join Me, Vote Romney: RightNewz
New Obama Campaign Video Claims He’s “Following God’s Command”: WZ

Images: Chicago Boyz and Robert Stacy McCain
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QOTD: “Today, Obama asked his supporters to vote for revenge. Today I ask you to vote for love of country.” –Mitt Romney (via Moe Lane)

Bonus QOTD: “Last week, Nanny Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, rivaled his own personal best for worst mayoral performance since that snowstorm a couple of years back. This is a man who spends his days micromanaging the amount of soda New Yorkers are allowed to have in their beverage containers rather than, say, the amount of ocean New Yorkers are allowed to have in their subway system – just as, in the previous crisis, the municipal titan who can regulate the salt out of your cheeseburger proved utterly incapable of regulating any salt on to Sixth Avenue. Imagine if this preening buffoon had expended as much executive energy on flood protection for the electrical grid and transit system as he does on approved quantities of carbonated beverages. But that’s leadership 21st-century style: When the going gets tough, the tough ban trans fats.

Back in Benghazi, the president who looks so cool in a bomber jacket declined to answer his beleaguered diplomats’ calls for help – even though he had aircraft and Special Forces in the region. Too bad. He’s all jacket and no bombers. This, too, is an example of America’s uniquely profligate impotence. When something goes screwy at a ramshackle consulate halfway round the globe, very few governments have the technological capacity to watch it unfold in real time. Even fewer have deployable military assets only a couple of hours away. What is the point of unmanned drones, of military bases around the planet, of elite Special Forces trained to the peak of perfection if the president and the vast bloated federal bureaucracy cannot rouse themselves to action? What is the point of outspending Russia, Britain, France, China, Germany and every middle-rank military power combined if, when it matters, America cannot urge into the air one plane with a couple of dozen commandoes? In Iraq, al-Qaida is running training camps in the western desert. In Afghanistan, the Taliban are all but certain to return most of the country to its pre-9/11 glories. But in Washington the head of the world’s biggest “counterterrorism” bureaucracy briefs the president on flood damage and downed trees.” –Mark Steyn


Doug Ross @ Journal

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