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  • Austrian chancellor calls for tax on rich in poll campaign

    10/13/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Business News ^ | 13 October 2012, 23:06 CET | (Via AFP)
    Austria's center-left Chancellor Werner Faymann kicked off Saturday his campaign for re-election next year with a call for higher taxes and a commitment to the crisis-hit European Union. Speaking at a party conference of his Social Democrats (SPOe), Faymann said he wanted to raise taxes on the wealthy and bring back an inheritance tax in order to improve "social justice" and curb the "excesses of capitalism.""In order to increase the number of all-day school places… to 100 percent, we need €500 million ($650 million) per year," he said. "This is exactly the amount that an inheritance tax… would generate." …
  • Do black people support Obama because he's black?

    10/13/2012 2:12:59 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sat Oct 13th 2012 | By JESSE WASHINGTON
    Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama. (please link to full article)
  • Fatherhood, Poverty, and Chick-fil-A

    10/13/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT · by rhema · 17 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 10/11/12 | Luke Moon
    Last Monday night was Chick-fil-A’s annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. I took my 7 year old daughter to enjoy the chicken, waffle fries, and time together. When we arrived at our local Chick-fil-A, the tables were set with fresh flowers, pink and blue place mats, pink table cloths, and red heart-shaped balloons. The place mats were printed with conversation starters such as, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and “Describe your favorite family vacation.” Chick-fil-A’s desire to promote strong families as one of its core values is unusual in a day of what seems to be...
  • Hillary's sinking ship

    10/13/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT · by kingattax · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2012 | Arthur Herman
    Two and a half weeks ago I wrote a column for Fox News Opinion calling on Hillary Clinton to quit as Secretary of State. As more information comes out about what really led to ambassador Chris Stevens’s death on September 11, we’re hearing growing murmurs demanding the same thing. It’s not a full-throated chorus yet. But yesterday’s hearings in front of the House Government Oversight Committee are encouraging others to join in.
  • Another Example Of Obama Supporters

    10/13/2012 1:57:40 PM PDT · by Cindy of Nashville · 46 replies
    My own eyes | today | Cindy of Nashville
    I was just on my way home from the store sitting at a red light. There were 2 vehicles parked along the curb making everyone have to go around them. The front vehicle was jammed full of campaign signs, a woman in the other vehicle got out, took an Obama sign out of the front vehicle, walked up to a Romney/Ryan sign, pulled it out of the ground and hurled it like a frisbee into the field, then put the Obama sign where the Romney sign used to be. The person in the car behind me blew their horn and...
  • Pirate fishermen 'exporting catch to the EU'

    10/13/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    European Voice ^ | 11.10.2012 / 16:14 CET (October 10) | Dave Keating
    Pirate fishing vessels in west Africa are selling their illegal catch in Europe, according to a report published today (11 October) by the Environmental Justice Foundation. The report says that more pirate fishing takes place in west African waters than anywhere else in the world, and one-third of the catch in the region is illegal. During a two-year investigation, the EJF found 250 reports of pirate fishing by industrial vessels in Sierra Leone's waters alone. A 2010 EU regulation authorizes the European Commission to blacklist vessels caught fishing illegally and even blacklist countries that fail to prevent pirate fishing under...
  • Stunning Letter: Infantry Colonel Communiqué to Secretary of the Army (Incompetence in Afghanistan)

    10/13/2012 1:53:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Michael Yon Online ^ | August 20, 2010 | Colonel Harry Tunnell, the Brigade Commander of 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team
    This is the most stunning and forceful letter I have read from the Afghanistan war. It was written in 2010 from Afghanistan by Colonel Harry Tunnell, the Brigade Commander of 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team. After this letter, Colonel Tunnell was investigated and the normal smear campaign unfolded. Having been embedded with his Brigade in 2010, it became obvious that they were put into a no-win situation, with troops spread over several provinces in Afghanistan.
  • Biden brings fight to Wisconsin with appeal to women voters (Wisconsin?)

    10/13/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2012 | Nick Kalman
    LA CROSSE, Wis. - A day after going toe-to-toe with Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a spirited and oftentimes feisty debate, Vice President Joe Biden took the fight to his GOP rival's home state. Speaking to a crowd packed with 2,000 people at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Biden tried to follow up on his Thursday night performance. This time, with a particularly direct appeal to women. "If anyone had a doubt about what's at stake in this election, when it comes to women's rights, and the Supreme Court, I am sure they were settled last night," Biden...
  • The Obama doctrine: Passivity where American leadership is needed

    10/13/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr
    A new issue has popped up in the Presidential race. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the state of the U.S. economy. It is about a new world order that has removed familiar (and in some cases pro-American) leaders from strategically important Arab countries. Further complicating matters is the recent terrorist strike on our embassy in Libya. A murdered ambassador and potential cover up as to the circumstances surrounding the attack have raised concerns about the resilience of al-Qaeda and its affiliates at a time the president is claiming the terror group is "on its heels."
  • Thanks be to cheeses ban is lifted

    10/13/2012 1:50:41 PM PDT · by null and void · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 10/12/12 | Connor Pope
    The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has granted an exemption for the advertising of cheeses There was grate news for Ireland’s cheesemakers who got their whey this morning when the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) confirmed that when it comes to advertising cheeses on television, it has decided to let it brie. Last March, the State’s broadcasting watchdog published a draft advertising code that proposed banning cheese advertising from children’s television because of its high fat content. “You gouda be kidding,” was the response from the general public and the dairy farming lobby who feared the ban might be a feta...
  • Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security!

    10/13/2012 1:50:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:01 am on October 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Full Title: Biden: Hey, none of us knew that the Benghazi consulate wanted more security! Update: CBS News: Biden’s got some clean-up to do on Libya; Update: White House: No, really, we had no ideaThis was easily the most disturbing moment of the entire debate — so much so that media outlets like the Washington Post and BuzzFeed immediately published rebuttals to Joe Biden’s claim at the end of the debate. When Martha Raddatz opened the event by talking about Libya, Paul Ryan hammered the Obama administration for not heeding the calls for better security in an area where everyone...
  • Gravis Ohio Poll: R 46%, 0 45% (LV)

    10/13/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 29 replies
    Summary Results Party Percent of total Democrat 36.4% Other 33.1% Republican 30.5% Race White 80.1% African American 13.3% Other 6.6% Religious affiliation Protestant/Other Christian 52.1% Catholic 22.6% Not affiliated 18.0% Muslim 4.5% Jewish 2.8% Age group 18-29 13.1% 30-49 39.6% 50-64 30.4% 65+ 16.9% Gender Men 48.6% Female 51.4% President Romney 45.9% Obama 45.1% Other 9.0% Approve of Obama's job performance? Disapprove 48.8% Approve 41.4% Other 9.8% U.S. headed in right direction? Wrong 48.9% Right 38.9% Other 12.2% Gov. Kasich's job performance? Positive 41.7% Negative 31.5% Other 26.7% Survey Questions 1.  Are you registered to vote?  (Yes, No) 2.  How...
  • Gary Collins, actor and TV host, dies at 74

    10/13/2012 1:36:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Gary Collins, an actor who was the longtime host of the syndicated TV show “Hour Magazine” and a former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died early Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. He was 74. Collins died of natural causes soon after arriving at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told the Associated Press
  • What Do Actual Doctors Think About Obamacare Now?

    10/13/2012 1:34:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Scott W. Atlas, MD
    This past February, 60 percent of more than 5,000 doctors surveyed said the Obama health law would have a negative impact on patient care, while only 22 percent thought it would be positive. And more than half thought it would have a negative impact on their relationships with patients, while only 11 percent thought the doctor-patient relationship would be better. A startling 43 percent said the health care reform itself would likely lead them to retire over the next 5 years, and only 37 percent said that was an unlikely consequence of this law. It is worth repeating that sentiment...
  • FBI agent denies sex allegations in arms-smuggling probe

    10/13/2012 1:29:26 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 10, 2012 | Victoria Kim
    An undercover FBI agent on a case of weapons smuggling from the Philippines to the United States denied a defense attorney's allegation that he paid for sex for himself and the suspects using taxpayer dollars. The agent, a 16-year veteran who was not identified by name in court documents because he is working undercover in a separate investigation, in a sworn declaration strongly denied allegations of what a public defender contended was "outrageous government misconduct" and should be grounds for the case to be thrown out. Federal prosecutors have acknowledged that the government paid for $14,500 in expenses incurred by...
  • Crowds surge at Romney campaign events as GOP candidate rides the wave of momentum

    10/13/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 12 replies
    The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs. Look to dusty Iowa cornfields, rain-soaked Virginia parks, the muddy fields of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, where a crowd of 9,500 - almost half of this western Ohio town - gathered among the barns and stables on a frigid October evening this week to glimpse the Republican presidential contender. Romney's debate performance against President Barack Obama last week - and his energetic appearances following it up - have fueled a rise in enthusiasm on the campaign trail. Whether or not it will translate...
  • Connecticut Dem Jokes About Corruption (video at link)

    10/13/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Bridgeport's Democratic mayor Bill Finch, a supporter of Connecticut congressman Chris Murphy's bid for the U.S. Senate against Republican Linda McMahon, jokes about corruption: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is at it again. The Democrat who presided over a 2010 vote casting and counting scandal in the tight race for governor was caught on video Friday guaranteeing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Christopher Murphy a big result in the state’s largest city–even if it takes days to count.
  • Missouri Senate Race Update: Claire McCaskill vs. Todd Akin (46% v. 45.2%; 8.8% Undecided)

    10/13/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Oposing Views ^ | Tue, October 09, 2012
    Given what's come out of the mouth of Rep. Todd Akin (R) in the last couple months, casual observers might assume he no longer stands a chance anymore to oust incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) from her Missouri Senate seat. They would be wrong. A poll released by We Ask America on Oct. 2 shows McCaskill had a lead of less than a percentage point over Akin, 46 to 45.2; that's less than the margin of error, with 8.8 percent of voters undecided
  • A day of judgment for liberal bishops

    10/13/2012 1:20:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Telegraph ^ | October 12, 2012 | Damian Thompson
    The strangest thing happened last week, though few people noticed it. America officially ceased to be a Protestant country. According to the Pew Forum, the percentage of Protestants has dropped to 48 per cent, down from 53 per cent in 2007. That’s a huge shift. But, before Catholics start punching the air, let me point out that the percentage of Catholics has been flatlining for years at 22 per cent. The big jump is in unaffiliated Americans, including atheists – up from 15 to 20 per cent. These “Nones”, as pollsters call them, are laying waste to the religious landscape...
  • Dutch euthanasia: psychiatric and dementia patients killed

    10/13/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    The Christian Institute ^ | 10/3/12 | The Christian Institute
    Dozens of psychiatric and dementia patients had their lives ended under the Netherlands’ controversial euthanasia laws last year. According to Dutch media reports 13 psychiatric patients were euthanised last year, an increase of more than 500 per cent since 2010. And the number of euthanasia deaths among those in the early stages of dementia rose to 49 last year, double that of 2010.Warned Overall, the total number of deaths by euthanasia rose to 3,695 in 2011, an 18 per cent increase. However, previous research has indicated that 23 per cent of all euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands were not recorded...
  • Scientists to simulate human brain inside a supercomputer(666?)

    10/13/2012 1:19:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/13/2012 | CNN
    (CNN) -- There's no escaping the fact that the Human Brain Project, with its billion-dollar plan to recreate the human mind inside a supercomputer, sounds like a science fiction nightmare. But those involved hope their ambitious goal of simulating the tangle of neurons and synapses that power our thought processes could offer solutions to tackling conditions such as depression, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. The Human Brain venture is the next step in a long-running program that has already succeeded in using computers to create a virtual replica of part of a rat's neocortex -- a section of the brain believed...
  • The Alawites and the Future of Syria

    10/13/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 12, 2012 at 6:00 am | Harold Rhode
    The Alawites are a small, historically oppressed people, whose political future will determine whether Syria remains united in some form or disintegrates into even smaller ethnic and religious entities. As they will play such an important role, America, Israel, and other forces interested in the future of Syria might do well to get to know them, their concerns, and how others can best come to terms with them. Syria's non-Sunnis have historically lived in apprehension of what the Sunnis might do to them. Although Arab Sunnis are the largest religio-ethnic group in Syria, non-Sunni Arabs make up upwards of 40%...

    10/13/2012 1:16:55 PM PDT · by tangchung · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/27/12 | Tony Lee
    Freepers started this one on 9/26/12 Did Biden really play college football We added this on 10/07/12 Biden played FLAG FOOTBALL at University of Delaware !
  • Halloween at the Obama White House is No Joking Matter

    10/13/2012 1:16:54 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/12/12 | Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty
    What a house of horrors.
  • Is the White House throwing Hillary under the bus on the Benghazi attack?

    10/13/2012 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:44 pm on October 12, 2012 | Allahpundit
    My guess is no, they wouldn’t dare, but the Daily Caller and Tom Maguire make a fair point. In the span of about 18 hours, we’ve had Biden and Carney each insist that blame for Benghazi’s security failures lies outside the White House. It’s State that’s responsible for protecting U.S. diplomats in the field, which means if the buck doesn’t stop with Obama here, then it must stop with you-know-who. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, as cabinet members are expected to take the heat for the president when something goes badly wrong. But in this case you-know-who has her...
  • Ryan Criticizes Obama Administration’s China Policy

    10/13/2012 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 2 replies
    nyt ^ | October 13, 2012, 2:48 pm | THOMAS KAPLAN
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Representative Paul D. Ryan, seizing on new ammunition Saturday with which to attack President Obama on his stance toward China, criticized his administration delaying a report on currency manipulation that was due to be released next week. In his first solo appearance since Thursday’s vice-presidential debate, Mr. Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, focused attention on the issue as he appealed to voters in a Democratic-leaning corner of this state. He argued that Mr. Obama was giving China a free pass as manufacturing communities at home continued to suffer. Mr. Romney has vowed to declare China a currency...
  • Saudi Arabian polygamists seek Canadian home

    10/13/2012 1:13:37 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 6 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 13, 2012 | Tom Godfrey
    Officials say they’re flooded with applications from well-heeled Saudi Arabian men with one or more wives seeking a new life in Canada TORONTO - Canadian diplomats in Saudi Arabia say there may be a political tempest brewing as many oil-rich polygamist men look for ways to resettle here with their many wives. Diplomatic officials said they’re flooded with applications from well-heeled Saudi men with one or more wives and have asked Ottawa for guidelines on if the spouses should be given visas for Canada. “Bigamy and polygamy are crimes in Canada, but not here in Saudi Arabia,” said Jeff Rogers,...
  • Happy Birthday To The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher

    10/13/2012 1:12:58 PM PDT · by Snuph · 6 replies
    The Jawa Report ^ | October 13, 2012
    "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"-Margaret Thatcher---videos at the link
  • Daily Breakdown: Romney's Best Polling Day Yet

    10/13/2012 1:07:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 13, 2012 | Nate Cohn
    After a week of swing state polls going Obama’s way, Romney finally added a wave of strong showings in the battleground states while preserving his lead in the national polls.(GRAPH AT LINK)This is probably Romney’s best polling day of this election. Not only did he hold leads in the battleground state polls but Romney made relatively large gains compared to pre-DNC surveys. And the North Carolina poll where Obama led was partially conducted prior to the debate and Romney led by 6 points in the post-debate sample. Romney even led a poll in Nevada, the first he’s led since the...
  • FIFA confirms 3 Cuban players defected in Toronto

    10/13/2012 1:04:38 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 18 replies
    CP24 ^ | October 13, 2012
    TORONTO -- The search continued Saturday for three players from the Cuban men's soccer team after they disappeared just before a World Cup qualifying match against Canada. A spokesperson for FIFA -- the governing body of international soccer -- confirmed in an email that the players defected on Thursday, one day before the scheduled game in Toronto. The FIFA official would not release any further details. The defecting players left Cuban coach Alexander Gonzalez with only 11 players on his team for the match. He said the missing fourth player fell ill and wasn't able to make it to the...
  • Klein: Clinton-Obama rift intensifies after Libya, Obama’s debate performance

    10/13/2012 1:02:02 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies ^ | 10/12/2012 | Ed Klein
    The latest quarrel began when Clinton heard that Obama was behaving so cocky about his first debate against Mitt Romney that he wasn’t taking his debate prep seriously. Out of concern, Clinton had an aide call the White House and say that the former president would be more than happy to give the current president some pointers and advice on how to get the best of Romney. Clinton waited several days for a response, but none was forthcoming. According to my sources, the former president was dumbfounded that Obama had ignored his offer, and his hurt feelings quickly boiled over...
  • CEO Wynn: ‘I’m Afraid of the President'

    10/13/2012 1:01:12 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/12/2012 | Christopher Goins
    ( – Steven Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, said on Monday that he was sitting on his thumbs with over a billion dollars tied up because he was unsure what government program the Obama administration would unveil next, and stressed that he was "afraid of the president." In an interview, Jon Ralston, host of Ralston Reports on NBC-affiliate KSNV MyNews3 in Nevada, asked Wynn: “You called him [Obama] a socialist. You called the president a socialist. And you used this memorable phrase that business leaders quote, ‘were sitting on their thumbs until he’s gone.’ But they’re not really. I mean,...
  • Obama's refusal to deport illegal aliens unconstitutional, say law professors

    10/13/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Two law professors, including one who served in the Bush Justice Department, have published a paper charging that President Obama violated the Constitution with his directive to law enforcement not to deport illegal aliens. In the paper entitled, “The Obama Administration, the Dream Act and the Take Care Clause,” authors Robert Delahunty of the University of St. Thomas [Minnesota] and John Yoo, a law professor at University of California at Berkeley and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, blast Obama's moratorium on deporting certain illegal immigrants. The professors dismissed the idea that the decision on whether to deport illegal immigrants...
  • I.M.F. meeting concludes with dire economic outlook and pleas to the U.S.

    10/13/2012 1:00:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 5 replies ^ | 10/13/2012 | Rich Mitchell
    In a comuniqué from the I.M.F. at the conclusion of it’s twenty-sixth meeting, the International Financial and Monetary Committee (IFMC) said that global growth is slowing and “substantial downside risks remain” while pleading with U.S. leadership to resolve it’s debt crisis sooner, rather than later.
  • New site uses Ann, Mitt Romney to sell Mormon underwear copies

    10/13/2012 12:57:37 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 59 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2012 | Jenn Harris
    The presidential campaign has placed a spotlight on the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “The Book of Mormon” musical is pushing the religion to the forefront of pop culture. And with Ann Romney’s recent appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” semi-secret Mormon undergarments are no longer so secret. Not that Mrs. Romney’s underwear was showing. But the fact that it didn’t show under her sleek, knee-grazing skirt stirred up debate among some members of the faithful about whether she was or wasn’t wearing the “temple garments” required for most adult Mormons. That debate spilled onto...
  • Joe Biden's Gaffes Call For A Thorough Neurological Examination ~ Forbes

    10/13/2012 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 46 replies
    FORBES ^ | 8.20.12 | Dr. Henry I. Miller
    As the political silly season approaches its climax, the media seem preoccupied with minutiae that have little to do with suitability to hold office or what is good for the nation.  Conspicuously absent is concern about politicians’ intelligence and mental health.
  • I Must Have Missed It

    10/13/2012 12:50:42 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/13/12 | Tbben Raves
    Once again, we have been treated to the spectacle of a national debate. Joe Biden was a boor, Paul Ryan was a wonk, and the moderator was biased. Gigabytes have been written about this debate, but that pretty much sums it up. Oh, and Hillary being thrown under the bus by Obama over Benghazi and the whispers of an internecine battle brewing as a fallout of it will surely be commented on. It makes for great pundit fodder but is nothing more than predictable noise. What has been missing so far in both debates is a real discussion of foreign...
  • Poll: Romney Rise in Fla. Helps Mack Close the Gap

    10/13/2012 12:49:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 13, 2012
    For the past six weeks, the presidential race in Florida has been neck-and-neck, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has led Republican Rep. Connie Mack by a comfortable margin in that state's Senate race. But a new Mason-Dixon poll conducted this week in the wake of Mitt Romney's strong debate performance shows the Republican presidential nominee opening up a 7-point lead in the Sunshine State, and his party's Senate nominee now trails within the margin of error. The poll, conducted Oct. 8-10 for the Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times, Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald and two in-state cable news TV stations, shows...
  • Rupert Murdoch Predicts ‘Nightmare for Israel if Obama Wins,‘ WH ’Still Lying About Benghazi’

    10/13/2012 12:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch went on a bit of a Twitter tear Saturday morning, predicting a “nightmare for Israel if Obama wins” re-election and accusing the White House of “still lying about Benghazi.” The media mogul — whose company owns Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and others — said Vice President Joe Biden “threw [the] CIA under the bus“ and ”now [White House] throws State [Department]!” He also came down on Mitt Romney, saying the Republican presidential nominee needs to ignore personal attacks at the next debate and focus on his jobs plan:(continued)
  • Taking a bold stand against savagery and jihad: Subway ads generate controversy in NYC

    10/13/2012 12:45:25 PM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies ^ | 10/13/2012 | Fern Sidman
    An interview with Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense InitiativeBy Fern Sidman As the controversy continues to escalate over the placement of ads in New York City subways that call for a moral outcry against jihad and the pernicious deeds of radical Islamists around the world, Israel National News (INN) sat down with Pamela Geller, a co-founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization that has spearheaded this ad campaign. If Ms. Geller's name sounds familiar, it is because she has been at the forefront of championing the cause of democracy, freedom, liberty, and justice through her role...
  • Panetta: U.S. sends forces to Jordan amid tension on Syria border

    10/13/2012 12:40:47 PM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    CBSNEWS ^ | October 10, 2012
    BRUSSELS The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a headquarters in Jordan and bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday. Speaking at a NATO conference of defense ministers in Brussels, Panetta said the U.S. has been working with Jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria and also to help Jordan deal with refugees pouring over the border from Syria. But the revelation of U.S. military personnel so close to the 19-month-old Syrian conflict suggests an...
  • President Pledges He Will Save Big Bird

    10/13/2012 12:35:38 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Gloating over what they consider a “colossal blunder,” the Obama campaign has launched a series of ads promising that Obama will save the Sesame Street character from “extinction” at the hands of the GOP. Obama Campaign spokesperson, Jennifer Psaki boasted that “the cruel side of Governor Romney is now on display for every voter with school-aged children to see. The idea that he would even consider defunding this American icon is the unkindest cut of all. We won't let voters forget it.” Whether Big Bird or Sesame Street would face extinction without federal subsidies seems dubious. The Sesame Street operation...
  • Scrunchie fan Hillary Clinton replaces outdated accessory with bejewelled hair tie

    10/13/2012 12:30:21 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6:20 EST, 12 October 2012
    For the past year, Hillary Clinton has been at the center of politics, accused of committing the ultimate fashion faux pas for 'any self-respecting New York City woman'. Previously defying her staff's request to 'ban the scrunchies,' it seems the Secretary of State may have finally traded in her signature hair accessory. And according to one of Mrs Clinton's top aides, it has been a general feeling that her scrunchies should be replaced by something more stylish. Decorative hair ties appear to be her creative answer. While it is true that bejewelled hair ties are more formal than her usual...
  • Administration Welcomed Wolves Into The Sheepfold

    10/13/2012 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Snuph · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Diana West
    Imagine, pre-9/11/12, that you were responsible for arranging the defense of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Would you have considered American interests and personnel best protected by bringing in a local security outfit called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade?......... Meanwhile, Ansar al Sharia ("Supporters of Islamic Law"), the al-Qaida-linked militia believed to have led the consulate assault in September, is a spinoff of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade, but that didn't scratch the lacquered political surface, either. And even as reports remind us of ties among February 17 Martyrs Brigade leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood and the web of jihad-poison...
  • Denying the Libya Scandal - The vice president was dishonest during the debate.

    10/13/2012 12:22:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 13, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Exterior of Red Cross offices in Benghazi following a rocket-propelled grenade attack in May 2012 The desultory vice-presidential debate underscored that, even if there were not a thousand other reasons for denying President Obama a second term, the Libya scandal alone would be reason enough to remove him.By the time the ineffable Joe Biden took center stage Thursday night, Obama operatives had already erected a façade of mendacity around the jihadist murder of our ambassador to Libya and three other U.S. officials. The vice president promptly exploited the debate forum to trumpet a bald-faced lie: He denied the administration’s well-established...
  • Washington Nationals fall one strike short against St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS Game 5

    10/13/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 13. 2012 | Adam Kilgore
    The question of how baseball could be so cruel to this city may be answered some day. It existed in horrible form in the nation’s capital for decades, and then it vanished for 33 years. It came back gnarled and wretched for seven more seasons, only to yield to this blissful summer, to the moment Friday past midnight when Drew Storen stood on the mound at chilled Nationals Park and, with two outs in the ninth inning, threw 13 pitches that could have moved the Washington Nationals four wins from the World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals would not allow...
  • Order Signed by the President regarding the Acquisition of Four U.S. Wind Farm Project Companies

    10/13/2012 12:11:15 PM PDT · by EBH · 32 replies
    White House ^ | 9/28/12 | Obama
    REGARDING THE ACQUISITION OF FOUR U.S. WIND FARM PROJECT COMPANIES BY RALLS CORPORATION By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (section 721), 50 U.S.C. App. 2170, Section 1. Findings. I hereby make the following findings: (a) There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that Ralls Corporation (Ralls), a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware, and its subsidiaries, and the Sany Group (which includes Sany Electric and Sany Heavy Industries), a Chinese company...
  • Happy Birthday U.S. Navy!

    10/13/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT · by Snuph · 4 replies
    The Jawa Report ^ | October 13, 2012 | Vinnie
    Establishment of the Navy: "Resolved, That a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with eighty men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months, and that the commander be instructed to cruize eastward, for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warlike stores and other supplies for our enemies, and for such other purposes as the Congress shall direct. That a Committee of three be appointed to prepare an estimate of the expence, and lay the same before the Congress, and to contract with proper persons to...
  • SPLC Bringing Destructive Liberal Agenda to YOUR School

    10/13/2012 12:07:31 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 5 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 11, 2012 | Bob Ellis
    My buddies at the Leftist hate group Southern Poverty Law Center are once again pushing their dark agenda, this time at our school children. Shelli Hodgkins and Jerry Erickson of Sioux Falls brought this to my attention earlier today. It seems SPLC is peddling a liberal program to schools across the country, and Wakpola Elementary in Hartford as well as Howard Elementary School have bought it. Mr. Erickson says O’Gorman Junior High in Sioux Falls had signed up for it, but have since dropped it after its true nature was brought to their attention. The alert below went out recently...
  • Melanie Griffith Calls Republicans 'Mean, Negative and Compassion Free'

    10/13/2012 12:04:14 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10/12/12
    Actress Melanie Griffith isn't as busy as she was during the '80s when she starred in films like "Working Girl" and "Something Wild." She isn't making her career any easier for herself by disparaging half of her audience via her Twitter feed. Here's Griffith weighing in sanctimoniously about the mindset of those awful, awful conservatives. Melanie Griffith tweet The irony here is that Griffith was cheering on Vice President Joe Biden's bullying, demeaning debate performance on Twitter before weighing in with her query on conservatives