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  • Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

    11/07/2012 7:26:01 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 16 replies
    None | Nov. 7, 2012 | Van Iddy
    America, the one I loved, left me last night. I fought hard to keep her and tried to warn her of deceitful and abusive men, but in the end, she abandoned not only me, but her sacred virtues, and fell into the arms of sweet-talking swindlers, who promised her the world and tons of free stuff. Today I'm hurt, I’m exhausted, I'm subdued, I’m extremely disappointed, but surprisingly, I'm not bitter. America has made her choice, and as much as I loved and wanted to protect her, I know I cannot change what has happened. She must deal with the...
  • Maryland, Maine back gay marriage in breakthrough votes

    11/07/2012 7:23:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Gay marriage advocates cheered victories in voter initiatives in Maryland and Maine on Tuesday night and seemed poised to win in two other states. The votes were first setbacks at the ballot box for opponents of same-sex marriage after more than 30 victories. With 93 percent of the vote counted in Maryland, Ballot Question 6, which legalizes gay marriage in the state, was leading by 52 percent to 48 percent, and supporters were already claiming victory in the heated and expensive battle. “Today the marriage equality map expands to Maryland, giving thousands more loving couples the opportunity to make lifelong...
  • Stephanopoulos On What's Next For Republicans: Possible Civil War (video)

    11/07/2012 7:22:46 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 50 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 7, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    ABC News' George Stephanopoulos talks what President Obama's re-election means for the country on "World News" with Diane Sawyer. DIANE SAWYER, ABC NEWS: So give me your bottom line on the Republicans now. We talked about the soul-searching, what do they do next? GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Soul-searching, perhaps a civil war. You've got to look at this party right now. They have won the popular vote only once since 1988, in the presidential race. And it was probably best summed up by Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union (ACU). He said the party is too old, too white...
  • Dropping Tears

    11/07/2012 7:20:22 PM PST · by jacheff · 19 replies
    11-7-12 | jacheff
    It’s as if the twin towers were just blown to hell by the 19 Arab jihads as my eyes stay glassy dropping tears all through the day. I can’t shake the feeling that my country is vulnerable and at the mercy of evil as we must try to endure another 4 years. It’s so frightening because the majority of my fellow citizens believe that Obama cares so much for the little guy. Yet as our country destroys the value of the dollar we become more and more vulnerable. It is as if I am the child in the street watching...
  • On the Ecclesial Nature of Faith

    11/07/2012 7:17:52 PM PST · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 31, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Ecclesial Nature of Faith No one can have God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother. VATICAN, OCT. 31, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in St. Peter’s Square. Today the Holy Father continued with the second reflection in his new series of catecheses on faith. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, We continue on our journey of meditation on the Catholic Faith. Last week I explained that faith is a gift, for it is God who takes the initiative and comes to meet us. Thus faith...
  • Mark Levin Gives "Unvarnished Truth" On Romney Loss

    11/07/2012 7:14:30 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 112 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 11/'6/12 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin passionately defends conservatism and analyzes last night's election in the opening monologue of the Wednesday broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program. Here's a partial transcript of Levin's opening remarks: MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering...
  • On the Nature of Faith

    11/07/2012 7:13:23 PM PST · by ELS · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 24, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Nature of Faith "Faith is a gift of God, but it is also a profoundly free and human act" VATICAN, OCTOBER 24, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in St. Peter’s Square. Today the Holy Father continued his new series of catecheses on faith. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Last Wednesday, with the inauguration of the Year of Faith, I began a new series of catecheses on faith. And today I would like to reflect with you on the basic question: What is faith? Does faith still make sense...
  • Romney turnout 6.8% HIGHER in "Battleground" States than McCain (Vanity)

    11/07/2012 7:11:45 PM PST · by Strategerist · 48 replies
    November 7, 2012 | Strategerist
    Comparing 2008 vote totals to 2012 (with some numbers projected, as for example Colorado only has 90% of the votes in) overall in VA, NC, OH, NH, PA, FL, MI, MN, WI, CO, IA, NV (all states were also battleground states in 2008) Romney had 21,674,900 votes to 20,300,366 for McCain in those states, for a 6.8% advantage. In every individual battleground state Romney turnout was higher than McCain, from 20.4% higher in Nevada to 0.6% higher in PA. Ohio Romney turnout was 7.3% higher than McCain. In the non-battleground state of NY, Romney had 6.6% LESS turnout than McCain....
  • Dick Morris: "I Goofed" And "Was Wrong" To Make Romney Prediction (video)

    11/07/2012 7:08:30 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov. 7, 2012
    "I thought Obama would be buried in a landslide, instead I’ve been in a bit of a mudslide on my face.
  • Republican Judges Lose Seats in Democrat-Heavy Election

    11/07/2012 7:03:21 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 11.8.12 | By Joel Stashenko
    Two upstate appellate judges and a Long Island justice who sits on the appellate court in Manhattan were defeated on Nov. 6 in their reelection bids for Supreme Court, according to unofficial returns. Justices Bernard Malone Jr.  and E. Michael Kavanagh, both Republicans who sit in the Appellate Division, Third Department in Albany, were beaten by Democrats Richard Mott and Stephan Schick. And Justice James Catterson of Suffolk County came in eighth among 12 candidates vying for six seats in the Tenth Judicial District. Catterson sits on the First Department bench.... Throughout the state, judicial election voting appeared to be heavily influenced...
  • Investors Fear More Than Just a 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/07/2012 6:58:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    The Dow plunged 313 points yesterday, but don’t believe news media reports that it was the nearness of the “fiscal cliff” that caused the selloff. What spooked investors is a bigger picture that recognizes the economically catastrophic implications of a second Obama term. To be clear, there is nothing Romney could have done to avoid the deflationary Depression that lies ahead. However, a Romney presidency might have at least served as a reality check on malfeasant fiscal practices, delaying the onslaught of hard times for perhaps long enough to allow Americans to put their financial houses in better order before...
  • China submarines soon to carry nukes, draft U.S. report says

    11/07/2012 6:56:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | Jim Wolf
    (Reuters) - China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, adding a new leg to its nuclear arsenal that should lead to arms-reduction talks, a draft report by a congressionally mandated U.S. commission says. China is alone among the original nuclear weapons states to be expanding such deterrent forces, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in a draft of its 2012 report to the U.S. Congress. Beijing is "on the cusp of attaining a credible nuclear triad of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and air-dropped nuclear bombs," the report says.
  • Hannity Warns Americans Who Voted for Obama: ‘You Get the Government You Deserve… Good Luck With

    11/07/2012 6:52:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/7/12 | Jason Howerton
    Reacting to the American people’s decision to grant President Barack Obama another four years in the White House, Sean Hannity, during his syndicated radio show on Wednesday, warned Americans: “You get the government you deserve.” The conservative thought leader also urged his audience to stop moping and carry on the fight for conservative ideas and principles in an impassioned monologue. “We lost a tough election,” he said. “And it’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time. But the country will come calling, at some point, for conservatism” either on the issue of national security or economic...
  • WVGOP HISTORIC WINS....Biggest House and Statewide Wins in 80 Years in West Virginia

    11/07/2012 6:52:28 PM PST · by MadelineZapeezda · 26 replies
    http://www.wvgop.org ^ | email | WVGOP/Chad Holland
    WVGOP HISTORIC WINS Biggest House and Statewide Wins in 80 Years CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Republican Party will have more Delegates and Statewide elected officeholders than any year in the last 80 years. Period. "Tonight, West Virginia made the move to a two-party state for the first time in over 80 years," said West Virginia Republican Chairman Conrad Lucas. "We gave folks tremendous choices up and down the ballot. Tonight, we added at least ten new Delegates, three new State Senators and elected the first Republican attorney general since 1928 in Patrick Morrisey. Allen Loughry is exactly the...
  • Harry Reid: How’s about we go a little nuclear up in this Senate?

    11/07/2012 6:50:55 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    I hate to foist him upon you in your time of pain, but alas, one of the biggest winners last night was— against all odds— that Sullen Senate Leader, that Dour Dynamo, Sen. Harrrrrry Reeeeeid! In his press conference today he said he wants to change Senate rules to limit minority rights, but not quite go full nuclear by eliminating the filibuster. More on that in a second.
  • Those 2012 Election Numbers – I Think An Apology Is Owed To Sarah Palin

    11/07/2012 6:48:07 PM PST · by Kolath · 61 replies
    The Aged P ^ | 11/07/2012 | Aged P
    To all US Republicans – here is your statistics assignment for today 2008 Obama/Biden 69,456,897 McCain/Palin 59,934,814 20012 Obama/Biden 58,702,702 Romney/Ryan 56,455,982
  • Business Owners Readying for Obamacare (Prices increasing, worker's hours being reduced)

    11/07/2012 6:40:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/7/2012 | By Kate Rogers
    One layer of uncertainty was removed for small-business owners Tuesday, when President Obama was reelected to a second term. While issues like the fiscal cliff and potential new regulations are still unresolved, the small-business community now knows the Affordable Care Act will stand, and tax increases for those making above $250,000 annually are likely. Upon hearing the election results, Craig Dunaway called a meeting of his 75 franchisees to assure them as best he could about what their future holds. Cincinnati, Ohio-based Dunaway is the president of Penn Station East Coast Subs and the owner of 14 Penn Station restaurants....
  • Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US

    11/07/2012 6:39:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 242 replies
    BBC News ^ | The Day After | 7 November 2012
    Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state. The measure will require approval from the US Congress, but President Barack Obama has said he will respect the vote. The island is currently a US territory, which uses the dollar and whose citizens travel on US passports. But it does not return senators to the US Congress and is represented in Washington by a non-voting delegate. Almost 80% of the island's electorate took part in the referendum, the fourth in the past 45 years. With almost all the votes counted, almost 54% voted to...
  • Quake - 6.3 off of Vancouver Island, Canada

    11/07/2012 6:38:03 PM PST · by djf · 17 replies
    USGS reporting a 6.3 off of Vancouver Island, Canada at 6:01 Pacific Standard Time
  • Damascus Demonstration: To Hell with Freedom, We Want an Islamic Caliphate and Weapons

    11/07/2012 6:32:22 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9-14-12
    Following are excerpts from footage of a demonstration that took place in Damascus, which was posted on the Internet on September 14, 2012. Demonstrator: Oh Bashar, you traitor... Crowds: Oh Bashar, you traitor... Demonstrator: We want to instate the Koran. Crowds: We want to instate the Koran. Demonstrator: To hell with freedom... Crowds: To hell with freedom... Demonstrator: We want an Islamic caliphate. Crowds: We want an Islamic caliphate. Demonstrator: To hell with being peaceful... Crowds: To hell with being peaceful... Demonstrator: We want weapons and AK-47s. Crowds: We want weapons and AK-47s. Demonstrator: To hell with being peaceful... Crowds:...
  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2012 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case....
  • Are You Proud?

    11/07/2012 6:28:21 PM PST · by Feckless · 17 replies
    Vanity | 11/7/2012 | Feckless
    Vladimir Putin is glad he has the “flexible” Barack Obama in the White House for four more years, likewise our Communist Chinese debtors who see billions more in interest payments coming in to expand their military even as we decimate ours. The Taliban and Al Qaeda have expressed their pleasure, as has Iran and the dictators in Venezuela and Cuba. Even if you are one of the 4,300,000 on welfare, getting a monthly check for nothing except taking up space and breeding or the 46,700,000 on food stamps or the 62,700,000 on Medicaid, or maybe you hit the Trifecta and...
  • Total surveillance state: TSA plans to track all of your daily travels

    11/07/2012 6:25:16 PM PST · by Abiotic · 22 replies
    NaturalNews ^ | 11-7-2012 | J.D.Heyes
    As the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress begins, millions of Americans are looking to the elected members of the 113th Congress to fix a host of problems ailing the country. The economy and job creation aside, one of the most pressing issues is reining in out-of-control federal bureaucracies. The Environmental Protection Agency comes to mind, as does the Department of Agriculture's promotion of GM foods. But additionally concerning is the rapid expansion of the size, scope and reach of the Transportation Security Administration, which continues to usurp authority and trample constitutional rights of more and more Americans - especially...
  • Obama Wins 8 of the Nation’s 10 Wealthiest Counties

    11/07/2012 6:24:30 PM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 7, 2012 | Paul Toscano
    In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties. And his margin of victory in all eight counties was greater than that of the national vote, in which Obama was leading by 50 percent to 48 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting. The findings are based on a CNBC.com analysis of Census Bureau numbers on average annual household income from 2006-2011 and results from Tuesday’s elections. The 10 richest counties accounted for 1,337,700 votes, or about 1.1 percent of...
  • 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 explicit...an 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
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 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 ConservativeHQ.com. 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 letters@ocregister.com 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 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...