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  • Martin Bashir Apologizes to Young Viewers Frightened By Charles Krauthammer’s Face On Screen

    11/07/2012 5:41:17 PM PST · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    The childish unprofessionalism on display at MSNBC is becoming breathtaking. Martin Bashir on Wednesday jokingly apologized to young viewers that might have been frightened by Charles Krauthammer's face in a video clip he aired (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • Christie: I campaigned harder than anyone for Romney

    11/07/2012 5:34:38 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 148 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6:22 PM, November 7, 2012 | By DAVID K. LI
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- Mitt Romney's surrogate-turned-President Obama fan -- bristled today at suggestions that his embrace of the Democratic incumbent cost Republicans the White House.... When asked what went wrong for Romney last night, Christie deadpanned: “He didn’t get enough votes.” “I’m not a pundit, I’m an office holder,” Christie said.
  • Democrats Draw Crowd of 100,000 (1984 Election - Big Crowds do not mean victory)

    11/07/2012 5:30:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 1984
    NEW YORK, Nov. 1 -- In their last joint appearance before Election Day, Walter F. Mondale and Geraldine A. Ferraro drew an estimated 100,000 supporters to a Garment District rally where the Democratic candidates denounced the "radical preachers" and "extremists who control the Republican Party."
  • Napa man arrested in connection with burglaries at Nancy Pelosi's home (/mansion on Zinfandel Lane)

    11/07/2012 5:29:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/07/12
    Napa man arrested in connection with burglaries at Nancy Pelosi's homeBay City News Service mercurynews.com Updated: 11/07/2012 05:04:53 PM PST A Napa man was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of burglarizing six residences, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's St. Helena house twice, a Napa County sheriff's captain said. The five burglaries in Napa County and one in Solano County occurred in the past week, Capt. Tracy Stuart said. The suspect, Kevin Michael Hagan, 21, admitted the six burglaries since Halloween, including those at Pelosi's residence on Zinfandel Lane outside St. Helena on Nov. 5 and 6, Stuart said. Deputies...
  • Zawahiri: Benghazi Showed US Weakness

    11/07/2012 5:29:04 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: Nov. 7, 2012 at 12:51
    CAIRO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, suggest American "awe is lost" in the region, a message from al-Qaida's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said. Zawahiri, in an audio message addressed to Somali militant group al-Shabaab, said U.S. influence in the Middle East was waning now that it's military engagements there have ended. "They were defeated in Iraq and they are withdrawing from Afghanistan and their ambassador in Benghazi was killed and the flags of their embassies were lowered in Cairo and Sanaa (Yemen)," a translation of the message published by the online Long War...
  • What Conservatives Need To Do To Win Again

    11/07/2012 5:27:18 PM PST · by jda · 53 replies
    We're already hearing thoughts on what the GOP needs to do to win again. Here's a view from a non-political, America-living, Christian conservative who votes.
  • Spooky Quantum Entanglement Gets Extra 'Twist'

    11/07/2012 5:25:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Date: 06 November 2012 Time: 10:02 AM ET | Jesse Emspak, Contributor
    Now physicists at the University of Vienna in Austria have "virtually intertwined" or entangled two particles spinning faster than ever in opposite directions. Entanglement occurs when two particles remain connected so that actions performed on one affect the other, despite the distance between them. (Einstein referred to this eerie connection as "spooky action at a distance.") In the new study, Anton Fickler and his colleagues entangled two photons that had a high orbital angular momentum, a property that measures the twisting of a wave of light. In quantum physics, particles such as photons can behave as particles and waves. Such...
  • Muth’s Truths: MOURNING IN AMERICA

    11/07/2012 5:24:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    http://www.theminorityreportblog.com ^ | november 7, 2012 | chuck muth
    The GOP record is intact. Republicans never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity. And faced with the biggest failure of a president since Jimmy Carter, Republicans blew it. Or, I should say, establishment Republicans blew. You know, the same fine folks who gave us Bob Dole and John McCain before forcing Mitt Romney on us because he was the “electable” candidate. How’d that work out us? -snip Presented with a choice between a liberal northeast Republican and a liberal northeast Democrat, liberals in Massachusetts opted for the real deal. Republican Sen. Scott Brown is a senator no more. Go...
  • NET CALL: The Way Ahead

    11/07/2012 5:11:48 PM PST · by military cop · 13 replies
    a Wealth of Experience | 11/7/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party's elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • Grand Mufti of Lebanon..: The Jews Orchestrated 9/11 and Were Behind Anti-Islam Film

    11/07/2012 5:03:06 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9-22-12 | Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from a TV program with the Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, which aired on Al-Manar TV on September 22, 2012. Mohammed Rashid Qabbani: Even though we call the Jews "People of the Book," they still deny the religion of Islam – even in the modern era. Why did secularism emerge in Europe in the days of Napoleon Bonaparte? History shows us that the Jews were behind secularism, because they opposed the authority of the church, against Christianity. The Jews are behind all of this. What is scandalous is that this film was funded by 100...
  • 'We Have Achieved Almost Nothing' An Insider's View of EU Efforts in Kosovo

    11/07/2012 5:02:32 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 11/07/2012
    The so-called EULEX mission, with a staff of roughly 2,500, has cost more than €1 billion since 2008. Nevertheless, the European Court of Auditors finds that levels of organized crime and corruption remain high, while the judiciary is inefficient and suffers from too much political influence. I compare the development of a police force in Kosovo with that of the Obilic power plant near the capital, Pristina. Since NATO drove the Serbs out of Kosovo in 1999, there have been plans to install a filter at the plant. The plant continues to spew pollution unabated into the air. It's the...
  • West seeks injunction to impound ballots, voting machines

    11/07/2012 4:58:54 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 42 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | November 7th, 2012 | George Bennett
    FORT PIERCE — Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West wants courts to order elections officials to impound ballots and voting machines in preparation for a recount following his narrow loss to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. Motions for injunctions were filed in St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. Information wasn’t immediately available from Martin County, the third county in congressional District 18. West trails Murphy by 2,456 votes or 0.78 percent. That’s not close enough to trigger a state law that requires a recount for races decided by 0.5 percent or less. But West claims irregularities in the way St. Lucie County...
  • Gingrich: Boehner needs to claim split mandate

    11/07/2012 4:57:50 PM PST · by GVnana · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/7/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Tuesday’s election results produced two very different mandates and a very troubling question for Republicans — including me. President Obama won a mandate despite 7.9 percent unemployment — the weakest economy since the Great Depression — high priced gasoline, huge questions about his response to Benghazi, and growing proof of government incompetence in the response to Hurricane Sandy. Mitt Romney fought a hard and with a well-organized campaign. We should be grateful for their tremendous effort. But the Obama campaign had a strategy and a structure, and they succeeded. President Obama can and will claim to have a mandate, although...
  • Caste Based Politics

    11/07/2012 4:57:23 PM PST · by sagar · 18 replies
    There was an article in an Indian newspaper about caste and politics. It said how Indian politics was about caste mobilization and caste-based voting blocs. I think American politics has become caste based as well. Blacks were already voting en-mass for Democrats, but other groups were more or less split across ideological lines; barring blacks, principles mattered to most other groups. Now, principles do not matter. Blacks - 95% Democrats Hispanics - 75% Democrats Asians - 70% Democrats White Males - 70% Republicans Ironically, it is white females who are evenly split across ideological lines. Every other major group is...
  • Fighting back: The next four years.

    11/07/2012 4:57:00 PM PST · by generally · 55 replies
    vanity | Nov. 7, 2012 | generally
    Statistics show that conservatives are overwhelmingly the people in this country who volunteer their time and give their money to charities. Very few of the lefties I know ever do anything that isn't for their own benefit. When they give, it's to political causes. The only time they ever do anything for the underprivileged, the at-risk, the needy is if they are getting paid to do it. I say we pull out and let the country see what happens when an army of conservative volunteers fails to show up. Let's switch places with the lefties. Let them do the heavy...
  • Did “Ron Paul's Revolution” Stay Home Last Night? (where are 3 million missing McCain voters?)

    11/07/2012 4:56:42 PM PST · by drewh · 121 replies
    Hill Buzz.org ^ | Kevin DuJan
    haven’t seen anyone ask this yet, so I will: did the Ron Paul Revolution stay home last night? Mitt Romney won 3 million votes less than McCain while Obama lost 10 million votes of his own from 2008. Where did those 3 million McCain voters go? The main part of why I believed Romney would win this time because I knew the 10 million Obama supporters would sit home…but never in my worst nightmares did I imagine McCain voters would sit home. I counted on them to show up and bring friends this time to boot Obama out. The only...
  • Obama Drove More Away From Polls Than Any President in 50 + Years

    11/07/2012 4:55:47 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 15 replies
    Percentage of Voting Age Population casting ballots 1960 62.77% 1964 61.92% 1968 60.84% 1972 55.21% 1976 53.55% 1980 52.56% 1984 53.11% 1988 50.15% 1992 55.23% 1996 49.08% 2000 51.30% 2004 55.27% 2008 57.48% 2012 guessing Voting Age Population at 240,000,000; total vote 120,000,000 : 50%
  • FEMA centers in New York City ‘closed due to weather’

    11/07/2012 4:55:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    FEMA centers in New York City ‘closed due to weather’ Posted By David Martosko On 5:09 PM 11/07/2012 @ 5:09 PM In DC Exclusives,DC Exclusives - Blurb,Featured,Fox News,Politics,RSS to email,US,Yahoo! Linkbox,Yahoo! News | No Comments (photo courtesy of DNAinfo.com) Many New Yorkers likely think Craig Fugate, who runs the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is doing a “heckuva job.” But he may have some explaining to do after FEMA disaster centers in several sections of New York City suddenly closed up shop Wednesday. Another storm — a dreaded nor’easter — is on its way, and FEMA’s response was to shutter the...
  • Seriously considering going Galt (YAV - Yet Another Vanity)

    11/07/2012 4:55:13 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | November 7, 2012 | ConservativeInPa
    For quite a while I have been considering going Galt. This election is a tipping point for me. I live on PA and things are not getting better. But living in PA isn't the entire problem. There has been a progressive assault on freedom and liberty in our nation for decades. Are there others considering going Galt or off the grid?
  • After Obama win, U.S. backs new U.N. arms treaty talks

    11/07/2012 4:50:07 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 134 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 7, 2012 6:48pm EST | Louis Charbonnea
    (Reuters) - Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee's call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade. U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as supporting the pact, a charge Washington denies. The month-long talks at U.N. headquarters broke off after the United States - along with Russia and other major arms producers - said it had problems with...