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  • 15,000 electric cars lost to Hurricane Sandy

    11/07/2012 8:20:22 PM PST · by count-your-change · 42 replies
    SmartPlanet ^ | 11/7/2012 | Kirsten Korosec
    Hurricane Sandy damaged at least 15,000 new cars parked at a New Jersey port, including 320 Karmas, the luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle by Fisker Automotive. The loss might not sound like much. Nissan, for example, estimates more than 6,000 of its cars and light trucks are will have to be scrapped. And the superstorm may have damaged as many as 200,000 vehicles, including used autos and those of individual owners, National Automobile Dealers Association Senior Analyst Larry Dixon told Bloomberg
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-08-12

    11/07/2012 8:20:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-08-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 8, 2012 Thursday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Phil 3:3-8a Brothers and sisters:We are the circumcision,we who worship through the Spirit of God,who boast in Christ Jesus and do not put our confidence in flesh,although I myself have grounds for confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he can be confident in flesh, all the more can I.Circumcised on the eighth day,of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin,a Hebrew of Hebrew parentage,in observance of the law a Pharisee,in zeal I persecuted the Church,in righteousness based on the law...
  • Comparing the Obama vs McCain Popular Vote to the Obama vs Romney Popular Vote. Startling!! (VANITY)

    11/07/2012 8:14:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Vanity | 11/07/2012 | Self
    I just did a quick lookup of the Obama vs McCain popular vote as compared to the Obama vs Romney Popular vote and here is what I see: Election 2008 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2008 2008: Obama: 69,456,897 McCain: 59,934,814 TOTAL VOTES CAST: 129,391,711 Obama Victory Margin: 52.9% to 45.7% (9,522,083 votes) Obama: 365 EV McCain: 173 EV _______________________ Election 2012 Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-election-results 2012: Obama: 60,652,149 Romney: 57,810,390 TOTAL VOTES CAST: 118,462,539 (2,841,759 votes) Obama Victory Margin: 51.2% to 48.8% Assuming Obama takes Florida (which as of this writing is still uncalled)... Obama: 332 EV Romney: 206 EV ___________________ What I find interesting...
  • Vote fraud alert: One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus

    11/07/2012 8:08:45 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 109 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/17/2012 | By: John Hayward
    Vote fraud is no big deal, right? It hardly ever happens. It’s so rare that it’s not even worth discussing. Anyone who claims to take the integrity of our ballots seriously is cynically exploiting phantom fears for the purpose of suppressing the Democrat-loving minority vote. To keep that silly narrative alive, it’s important not to read the Sunday edition of the Columbus Dispatch, in which readers were informed that “more than one out of every five registered Ohio voters is probably ineligible to vote.” Furthermore, “in two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting age population: Northwestern...
  • Looking for a story I read on here

    11/07/2012 8:04:54 PM PST · by mtnmar · 5 replies
    I read a story on here a while ago. I think it was called "How a pistol won the war". Was hoping someone could give me a link.
  • Time for Solidarity-A Single Boycott Target-One by one of those that supress us

    11/07/2012 8:00:11 PM PST · by Be Careful · 63 replies
    11/7/12 | self
    Someone stole our election. Who stole from us via TARP? Who owns/runs media outlets that conspire to destroy our world view and to steal elections? Who aids and abets the obsfucation of our Consitution and Rule of Law? Who advertises with these same? Why do we continue to willingly give them our money so that they can continue to thrive and further harm us? Time for a singular point of action. Boycott......but whom????? A simple target for starters, to be expanded to the entire scope of the Elite Media I suggest: 1. GE 2. any of their advertisers on MSNBC...
  • GM to hire 1,500 workers at plant in Russia

    11/07/2012 7:52:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Detroit Free Press | 11/7/12 | Nathan Bomey
    Title only as per FR rules. Link to article in thread below.
  • And, about blogging

    11/07/2012 7:51:50 PM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Fausta's Blog ^ | November 7, 2012 | Fausta
    Fausta, a longtime compatriot, just posted the following missive. I am considering ceasing to blog on politics. For eight years I have posted on serious issues taking place in our hemisphere that affect our everyday lives, and, to be honest, Ive about had it. Every post on Latin America takes time researching sources from the country in Spanish, French or Portuguese, plus English-language reports. And what for? The American media and the American public would care more if the Iranians were making deals with Martians than they care if Hezbollah makes deals with the Zetas right in our own country....
  • YOU READY TO GET SERIOUS NOW? YOUR READY TO LISTEN?

    11/07/2012 7:50:43 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 47 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    Now do you understand why I had precious little to say about the "election"? The results of this election were determined in 2008, including the faux-opposition candidate. You people who have spent the last several months breathlessly agonizing over this, analyzing fake polls and deluding yourselves into believing that this was somehow a legitimate operation are just sad. You're like the people in Iraq who supported the opposition candidate to Saddam Hussein for all of those years. Yes, Saddam Hussein held "elections". Regularly. That is what happened here yesterday. We had a Saddam Hussein "election". This can all be summed...
  • Mark Levin pulls no punches, gives unvarnished truth about loss and attacks on conservatism

    11/07/2012 7:43:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 11/7/12 | Mark Levin
    Wow. From beginning to end Mark Levin passionately defends conservatism and hammers those attacking it and pulls no punches all the way through. Just listen, as it needs no commentary:
  • Puerto Rico's Gov. Luis Fortuo Loses Re-Election Bid

    11/07/2012 7:40:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/07/2012
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Ricans have endorsed U.S. statehood for the Caribbean island but also ousted the pro-statehood governor in a close election. Gov. Luis Fortuno conceded defeat Wednesday to his main challenger after concluding there were not enough outstanding ballots to close the gap with his main challenger, Alejandro Garcia Padilla. The margin in Tuesday's vote was less than 1 percent. "Now it's time for us to come together as one people. The campaign is over," Fortuno said in a news conference.
  • A Fork in the Road Part I

    11/07/2012 7:37:04 PM PST · by JediJones · 79 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | 11/7/2012 | Steve Deace
    The very same people that have shoved Mitt McDoles down our throats for decades now will re-emerge from the ruling class to tell us that [Romney] was too conservative (I know, I laughed out loud, too)... Romney did everything the cynical Karl Rove wing of the party says Republicans have to do to win...And he still lost. Perhaps if Romney had gone after the president...on Benghazi the way he went after Gingrich and Santorum...he wouldnt have lost. [Obama] embraced his base, even on social issues....The progressives cast a vision that took more than one election cycle, followed it through, and...
  • Take a look at the historical perspective

    11/07/2012 7:33:55 PM PST · by lightman · 28 replies
    ALPB Forum ^ | 7 November AD 2012 | Peter Speckhard
    Take a look at the historical perspective. An incumbent winning re-election almost always happens. It is expected. It is like a tennis player holding serve. Since WWII, the POTUS has changed parties like clockwork every eight years. The only exception was that Reagan essentially got three terms (Bush 41 basically being just a continuation) by taking one from Carter. Other than that the pattern is unblemished. So the real story of yesterday is just how close the Democrats came to blowing it. In every single other instance the party in power increased their margin of victory running for re-election. LBJ...
  • On the Desire for God

    11/07/2012 7:32:45 PM PST · by ELS · 7 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 7, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Desire for God Our Hearts Are Restless Until They Find Their Rest in God VATICAN CITY, Nov. 7, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father continued his series of catecheses on faith. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, The path of reflection that we have undertaken together in this Year of Faith leads us to meditate today on a fascinating aspect of human and Christian experience: man bears within him a mysterious desire for God. Very significantly, the Catechism of the Catholic Church opens...
  • A few more thoughts on Pete Starks defeat

    11/07/2012 7:31:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 11/7/12 | Josh Richman
    Weve posted my story for tomorrows print editions on how Rep. Pete Starks defeat marks both the end of an era and, probably, the start of another Democrat-on-Democrat race for the 15th Congressional District in 2014. Heres a few final thoughts for which there wasnt room in that story, but which seem noteworthy nonetheless. This was a contest for which our editors wanted election-night photographs, but Starks campaign refused to tell us Monday and Tuesday where he would be Tuesday night; I still dont know where he watched the returns. I take this as a sign that his campaign staff...
  • Mourning in America - Here's Those Layoffs We Voted For Last Night(Sobering)

    11/07/2012 7:26:25 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 60 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | 11/7/2012
    Last night's victory for the President marks the first time since its inception that Obamacare is no longer a what-if; it is the future of health care in America. It also means a near immediate impact on the economy. With 20 or so new or higher taxes set to be implemented, ranging from a $123 billion surtax on investment income, through the $20 billion medical device tax, all the way down to the $600 million executive compensation limit, Obamacare will be a nearly unbearable tax burden on the economy. Who will pay? The middle-class workforce, of course. So with another...
  • 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, Im exhausted, I'm subdued, Im 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
    Its 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 cant shake the feeling that my country is vulnerable and at the mercy of evil as we must try to endure another 4 years. Its 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 Ive 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 Countycame 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 dont 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 peoples 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 its not the first time and it wont 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: Hows 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 Nations 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 nations 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 Tuesdays 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 hes more emotionally invested in a different budding bromance. Christie admitted at a Monday briefing that he started weeping after he hugged Bruce Springsteen at NBCs telethon for Sandys 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 its 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 Obamas 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...