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  • Would you buy from the Big Three now?

    11/07/2012 6:23:27 PM PST · by ealgeone · 123 replies
    vanity | 11/07/12 | ealgeone
    After the auto unions supported bammy, would you ever consider buying a car from the Big Three again?
  • After Obama win, say goodbye to neocons, at least for a few years

    11/07/2012 6:23:27 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Nov 7 2012 | Dan Murphy
    Dan Senor has no more influence in the White House today than he did yesterday. That's the key foreign policy takeaway from the US reelection of President Barack Obama last night. Mitt Romney had surrounded himself with neocons and other hawkish advisers, eager to regain the influence they lost when John McCain fell to Mr. Obama in 2008. Now, it looks like four more years in the wilderness for them. The chance that the US will start a new war has decreased, and Obama and like-minded officials will continue to put their realist stamp on US foreign relations as they...
  • Chris Christie Wept Over Springsteen Hug

    11/07/2012 6:22:05 PM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Nov. 07, 2012 | By Emma O'Connor
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have worked closely with President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but it appears he’s more emotionally invested in a different budding bromance. Christie admitted at a Monday briefing that he started “weeping” after he hugged Bruce Springsteen at NBC’s telethon for Sandy’s victims Friday night, the Record reported. “We hugged,” Christie said to a crowd of relief volunteers in Monmouth County on Monday, according to the Record. “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official-we're friends!' Christie and Springsteen had met twice before, but their interactions had been limited to “formal...
  • Hindsight will view Romney as a poor candidate with no core values who looked deeply uncomfortable

    11/07/2012 6:21:33 PM PST · by Arthurio · 119 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Toby Harnden
    Inside the ballroom in the Boston conference centre where Romney gave his perfunctory concession speech last night, his supporters were stunned by the scale of his defeat when just hours earlier they were confident of success or at least a nail-biting finish. But hindsight will probably view Mitt Romney a poor presidential candidate who appeared to have no core values, was selected only reluctantly by his own party and campaigned as if the whole experience was deeply uncomfortable for him. He made plenty of mistakes but his biggest failing was that even after running for the White House for the...
  • Obama Is A Disaster, The Market Should Have Fallen 50%, And You Should Buy Yourself A Machine Gun

    11/07/2012 6:20:29 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-7-2012 | Joe Weiswnthal
    MARC FABER: Obama Is A Disaster, The Stock Market Should Have Fallen 50%, And You Should Buy Yourself A Machine Gun Joe WeisenthalNov. 7, 2012, 6:22 PMA classic Marc Faber interview on Bloomberg TV. You can watch the video here. Here's a partial transcript ------------------------ Faber on President Obama’s reelection:“I am surprised with the reelection of Mr. Obama. The S&P is only down like 30 points. I would have thought that the market on his reelection should be down at least 50%...I think Mr. Obama is a disaster for business and a disaster for the United States. Not that Mr....
  • Anybody feeling a sense of regret among Obama voters

    11/07/2012 6:14:47 PM PST · by BelleAl · 222 replies
    I spent a great time talking to my sweet, but sometimes clueless daughters about the impact of this election. They tend to see themselves as more progressive - pro gay marriage, global warming, etc... (before you guys flame away, please know I did my best -- this is college academic influence on them). The sense I get from them and from my conversations today with friends and acquaintances, is that there seems to be a overwhelming atmosphere of regret or to be more graphic and oh s__t, what did we just do attitude. I don't see an in-your-face hurrah...
  • Are you tired? Isn't it time to form the Tea Party to replace a certain other party?

    11/07/2012 6:10:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    November 7, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet
    No more! It's time to form a "Tea Party" to supplant the "me too, me too!" GOP. We tried getting behind a Northeastern "centrist" so as to oust the worst president in our history and we crashed and burned. Einstein said "insanity is doing something over and over and expecting different results" or words to that effect and he was right. Nixon, Ford, the Bush family, Bob Dole, McCain and now Romney. What's wrong with this picture? The Tea Party numbers in the tens of millions, at minimum. I don't remember any other independent movement in our country of patriots,...
  • Obama supporters celebrate no more Israel

    11/07/2012 6:10:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/7/12 | Anne Sorock
    Obama supporters celebrating his election night win discuss Israel and Netanyahu.
  • Where Are The Smelling Salts? Total Credit Market Debt Owed in USA is 350% of GDP

    11/07/2012 6:09:47 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/07/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    And why the day is young, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -340 points as of 11L31am. This partly explains the flow to Treasuries today. UPDAATE at 2:06pm: DJIA down around -250. Most of the stock exchanges around the world are down 2% or more as well. And gold and silver are down today as well. Is there anything else that could be rocking the boats of investors? As of today, there is about $55 trillion of total credit outstanding – are we getting near the end of the debt funding infatuation? If I take the total credit market debt...
  • FReeper Canteen - Remembering Our Troops - 8 Nov 2012

    11/07/2012 6:03:33 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 89 replies
    Serving the best troops, vets & allies in the world! | Kathy in Alaska
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ MUSKET FIRE Army soldiers fire their muskets during Twilight Tattoo at Whipple Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., July 25, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Regiment known as "The Old Guard." U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MEDICAL EVACUATION A UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter lands as U.S. Army paratroopers secure the area...
  • Keystone pipeline pushed to forefront

    11/07/2012 5:59:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ben Wolfgang
    Obama pressed for quick decisionWith a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence. The pipeline decision could be an early sign for the direction of Mr. Obama’s green agenda for the next four years, after a campaign in which he sparred with Republican opponent Mitt Romney over the pipeline and on issues such as subsidies for alternative energy companies, the future of the coal industry, and drilling policy on federal...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-7-12

    11/07/2012 5:57:10 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies ^ | 11-7-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican Party

    11/07/2012 5:56:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 157 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/07/12 | Erik Wasson
    Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican PartyBy Erik Wasson - 11/07/12 02:43 PM ET Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency. They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate. “The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign,” said Richard Viguerie, a top activist and chairman of He said the lesson on...
  • Vanity: Alex Trebec has now covered Benghazi more than NBC

    11/07/2012 5:54:29 PM PST · by Dilbert56 · 10 replies
    Jeopardy | 11/07/2012 | dilbert56
    One of the clues on tonight's Jeopardy was to name the city where Ambassador Stevens was killed. It occurred to me that Jeopardy had provided more coverage of the Benghazi terrorist attack than NBC.
  • It’s the turnout, stupid (Great analysis)

    11/07/2012 5:53:47 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 57 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Wednesday November 7, 2012 | Doug Brady
    In the weeks leading up to the election, conservatives universally derided the polls released by the mainstream media as having a built-in liberal bias because the samples they used to model the electorate were similar to the 2008 electorate. In 2008 the electorate which gave Obama his victory had a partisan split (D/R/I) of 39/32/29 (D+7). But that was the height of Obamania, we argued, and there was no way the electorate in 2012 could be anywhere close to what it was then after 4 years of the disaster known as the Obama presidency. But we conservatives were wrong as...
  • It’s the turnout, stupid (Great analysis)

    11/07/2012 5:53:46 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 8 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Wednesday November 7, 2012 | Doug Brady
    In the weeks leading up to the election, conservatives universally derided the polls released by the mainstream media as having a built-in liberal bias because the samples they used to model the electorate were similar to the 2008 electorate. In 2008 the electorate which gave Obama his victory had a partisan split (D/R/I) of 39/32/29 (D+7). But that was the height of Obamania, we argued, and there was no way the electorate in 2012 could be anywhere close to what it was then after 4 years of the disaster known as the Obama presidency. But we conservatives were wrong as...
  • My Girlfriend Brought Me to Tears (Vanity)

    11/07/2012 5:52:00 PM PST · by PeteePie · 22 replies
    The Heart of an American Woman | Nov 7, 2012 | PeteePie's Woman
    Many have asked how I am today. Thank you for asking. Here is how I feel: We have Councils of Vocations, Councils of Eugenics, every possible kind of Council, including a World Council--and if these do not as yet hold total power over us, is it from lack of intention? "Social gains," "social aims," "social objectives" have become the daily bromides of our language. The necessity of a social justification for all activities and all existence is now taken for granted. There is no proposal outrageous enough but what its author can get a respectful hearing and approbation if he...
  • Steven Greenhut: Who's leaving the state, and why (re California)

    11/07/2012 5:43:58 PM PST · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    oc register ^ | day after the death of America | Greenhut
    Published: Oct. 1, 2012 Updated: 10:34 a.m. Text: Text: Larger Text: Smaller Text: Reset Next Article » Steven Greenhut: Who's leaving the state, and why Businesses and individuals get tired of being viewed mainly as an ATM machine for government. By STEVEN GREENHUT For the Register SACRAMENTO – Not long ago, I made a case for staying in California, arguing that there's nothing wrong here that isn't fixable. California, blessed by magnificent and varied geography, mild weather and an "anything's possible" culture, suffers mainly from a political process controlled by public-sector union advocates hell-bent on protecting their power and...
  • Time to Short Sell Your Employer?

    "...The same principles can be applied with employees of companies in the maligned coal industry, or the latest cash rich sector defending against plunder - "Big Fast Food." Many are aware, including executives at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), that the cash-strapped governments of states like California are seeking whom they may devour in order to support spending while tax receipts are declining. As we witnessed with "Big Tobacco", there is a viral effect from state to state..." This explains McDonald's flying flag upside down. "Big Fast Food WILL be an easy target for bankrupt states like Cali. Don't count on the...
  • Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

    11/07/2012 5:42:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11/07/12
    Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State RepNovember 7, 2012 10:31 AM **SNIP** Banks, a Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, won a seat in Lansing as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes. He won 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte’s 32 percent. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud. His slogan was “You can Bank on Banks.”
  • The Election Results I didn't Want came.

    11/07/2012 5:41:32 PM PST · by DanMiller · 17 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 7, 2012 | Dan Miller
    It should have gone the other way but didn't. There are reasons for that. We could have exercised more control than we did over some but the most important of them were no longer in our hands. It was a terrible night and I either drank too much or too little. Whichever it was, it didn't help. Deluded fool that I am, my hope that the results would be different became a belief that they would. What could have helped would have been to have had less faith that the people of the United States had already learned about and...
  • 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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...
  • Why Democrats will never nominate a white person again for POTUS

    11/07/2012 4:49:51 PM PST · by barryobi · 50 replies
    11.07.2012 | barryobi
    We need to come to grips with what the democrats are doing. They have cracked the code and the implications for our country are too terrible to contemplate. The democrats are about power, first and foremost. They could care less who sits in the White House. As long as they can get their liberal, socialist agenda enacted, they are fine with whomever occupied the White House. The democrats have cracked the code. They know they will get 90% plus of the black vote, 70% plus of the hispanice vote, and 40% or so of the white vote. With the changing...
  • Why Mitt Romney Lost

    11/07/2012 4:49:37 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 53 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Christopher Ruddy
    It was the worst of times and the worst of times. With the 2012 election results in, there are no short- or even medium-term "silver linings" for Republicans. President Barack Obama has won a decisive victory and the GOP, expecting to gain Senate seats, actually had a net loss of three. The "morning after" will bring the expected explanations and after-game quarterbacking. Still, it is important that the GOP understand why we lost this one in hopes of future victory. Perhaps the easy explanation is that two hurricanes and two betrayals by Chris Christie killed Mitt Romney's chances.
  • Congratulations America

    11/07/2012 4:49:34 PM PST · by Random-American · 13 replies
    Congratulations America. We are no longer in the era of individual liberty, personal responsibility and the freedom of self-reliance. We are now fully a nation of big screen tvs and rims on credit, participation trophies, and American Idol. Spending on food stamps and "entitlements" are at all-time highs. Apparently that's a good thing. Saving money and living within our means is for suckers. No need to balance the budget when we can just heap the debt on the backs of future generations. The people want "stuff" but, by God, someone else better pay for it. Congratulations America. Unemployment among women...
  • So What Do We Do? Out Liberal the Left?

    11/07/2012 4:47:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All of our lives, ladies and gentlemen, what have we heard when it comes to presidential elections? It's the economy, it's the economy, it's the economy. In my lifetime, I've not lived in a worse economy than this one. This should have been a slam dunk. But it wasn't. There are reasons why. We're gonna have to dig deep to find them and we're gonna have to be honest with ourselves when we find the answers to this. I keep reading a bunch of stuff that bloggers and conservative analysts are saying. One of the popular theories...
  • Tricare mandates substandard hospitals for US Military Retirees in the Philippines

    11/07/2012 4:47:14 PM PST · by usnavy_cop_retired · 8 replies
    vanity | self
    Starting 1 January, 2013 US Military retirees and their families living in the Philippines will be ordered, (mandated), to use only doctors and hospitals that the Tricare Management Activity, (TMA), and their contractor, International SOS, (ISOS), have contracted with to provide medical care to retirees and their families in the Philippines. This is the roll out of the TMA Demonstration Project in the Philippines. The rules state that all retirees must use only the medical providers, (doctors and hospitals), that ISOS was able to beg to agree to be a contracted network provider. If the retiree uses a doctor or...
  • Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican Party

    11/07/2012 4:46:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Conservatives lambast Romney, vow to take over Republican Party By Erik Wasson - 11/07/12 02:43 PM ET Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency. They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate. “The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign,” said Richard Viguerie, a top activist and chairman of He said the lesson...
  • A Mother’s Promise to the Nation

    11/07/2012 4:46:20 PM PST · by SumProVita · 6 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | November 7, 2012 A.D. | Stacy Trasancos
    I know I speak for many, many other mothers out there this morning and I know they would say the same thing I am about to say. The United States has just elected Barack Obama to a second term as President. News reports tell us that the narrow victory may have hinged on the women’s vote. It appears that the “lady parts” rhetoric about how women’s rights depend on contraception and abortion resonated with enough American women that it affected the election. They didn’t want to “do it with just anybody.” No, it had to be with a “really great...
  • Obama and the Burden of History

    11/07/2012 4:45:12 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 November 2012 | Myron Magnet
    Myron Magnet Obama and the Burden of History The president hastens—and embodies—American decline. 7 November 2012 “There is a great deal of ruin in a nation,” Adam Smith calmly reassured a friend who despaired that the American defeat of General Burgoyne at Saratoga in the Revolutionary War meant that Britain was finished. A great deal of ruin, no doubt—but not unlimited. Pondering President Obama’s reelection, I can’t help remembering that in the course of my adult life, the Britain I first knew half a century ago has run through its allotment of ruin and is now almost unrecognizably transformed from...
  • California man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 4:45:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies ^ | 11/7/2012
    The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight alleged violations, including obtaining a fraudulent California driver's license. Prosecutors agreed to drop the other four allegations under an agreement with Youssef's attorneys, which also included more probation. None of the violations had to do with the content of "Innocence of Muslims," a film that...