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  • Poodle cats could be the new rage for feline fans [w/pix]

    11/07/2012 10:15:42 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Grind TV ^ | Monday, November 5, 2012 | Shannon Dybvig
    In 1987, a mutant kitten was born in Montana with hair like a poodle. Named Miss DePesto, this kitten grew up and birthed curly kittens of her own. As the curly cat family tree grew, Miss DePesto's descendants eventually became recognized as a new breed: the Selkirk Rex. Now, 25 years and about nine kitty generations later, researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria, have confirmed that these felines are genetically distinct from previously known breeds, making Selkirk Rex the fourth curly-haired cat breed known. The genetic quirk that makes a Selkirk Rex's hair kink is a dominant trait....
  • The Conservatives’ Obama Delusion

    11/07/2012 10:00:33 PM PST · by Kevmo · 48 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 11.07.2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The Conservatives’ Obama Delusion Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary 11.07.2012 - 1:05 AM For most of the last two years, if not the last four, many conservatives and Republicans assumed that Barack Obama could not be re-elected. A poor economy, an unpopular liberal agenda shoved down the throat of the country, and a largely uninspiring presidential leadership style combined to create a widespread belief on the right that the 2012 election would be a layup for them. We now know what some of us suspected for a long time: Republicans drastically underestimated the president’s appeal as a historic figure. The...
  • How to Lose an Election(It's actually quite easy)

    11/07/2012 9:57:04 PM PST · by Vendome · 128 replies
    Vanity | 11/07/2012 | Vendome
    So I'm sitting here today licking my wounds and wondering how in the hell I could be so wrong in my predictions for this election and suddenly it came to me. Just don't show up....Read on below
  • How Romney Lost - And three lessons for conservatives going forward.

    11/07/2012 9:45:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbus, Ohio — The realities of the electoral map meant that the Romney campaign really had no choice but to bet big on Ohio, and that bet was a loser. In addition to some critical on-the-ground specifics — Ohio is not hurting as badly as the rest of the country — there were three main reasons for that.1. Ohio likes crony capitalism. The automotive bailout is popular in Ohio, and not just among self-interested workers and investors in that industry. Putting General Motors on federal life support is economically daft and morally dubious, but it gave the Obama administration a powerful...
  • With Election Over, ABC Wonders About Obama's 'Cover-Up,' 'Refusal' to Talk about Libya

    11/07/2012 9:44:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/7/12 | Scott Whitlock
    Now that the 2012 presidential election is over and Barack Obama has been safely reelected, the journalists at ABC's Good Morning America woke up to the fact that the President has "refused" to provide details the terrorist attack in Libya and that the administration "didn't want to talk about it." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Fill-in host Elizabeth Vargas blithely announced, "In the meantime, the Libya issue has been overhanging this election. Allegations of a, quote, massive cover-up, by Senator John McCain about this administration's, really, refusal to really put to rest this issue before voting day." Martha Raddatz,...
  • Top Iowa Conservative: The Republican Civil War has already started 

    11/07/2012 9:40:48 PM PST · by Kevmo · 250 replies
    Business Insider ^ | |Nov. 7, 2012, 10:33 AM | Grace Wyler
    "He [Romney] killed us all over the country. Look at [same-sex] marriage. We've never lost the issue before, until it shared a ballot with Romney then we lost it four times on one day. Heck, we even won marriage in California on Election Day 2008 for goodness sake. There will never be another establishment candidate like that. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie...those people will never happen. Heck, I think Christie will be driven out of the GOP and be the next Charlie Crist. Mitt just killed Republicans in my home state. People are angry, especially because Matt Drudge and Karl Rove...
  • Neil Armstrong's Secret Star Trek Wish

    11/07/2012 9:33:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/7/12
    Rare Video Footage Uncovers the Late Neil Armstrong's Secret Star Trek Wish Los Angeles, CA (November 5, 2012): Astronaut and humanitarian, the late Neil Armstrong, put aside his trepidations and made a rare public appearance in 2004 to honor a fellow engineer, James Doohan, Star Trek's Lt. Montgomery Scott. Rare footage of the event recently discovered by Wende Doohan reveals Armstrong's secret desire to captain a Federation starship. Armstrong served as keynote speaker during Planet XPO's "Beam Me Up One Last Time, Scotty" convention in 2004. The gala event, attended by Trek luminaries William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter...
  • Rich Noyes: Five ways the mainstream media tipped the scales in favor of Obama

    11/07/2012 9:33:24 PM PST · by hawaiianninja · 4 replies
    Fox ^ | 11-07-2012 | Rich Noyes
    Fox News and other media outlets have projected that President Obama has been reelected to a second term. If, in celebrating his victory Obama wanted to give credit where credit is due, he might want to think about calling some of America's top journalists, since their favorable approach almost certainly made the difference between victory and defeat. Reviewing the 2012 presidential campaign, here are five ways the media elite tipped the public relations scales in favor of the liberal Obama and against the conservative challenger Mitt Romney:
  • Iran says Obama should not expect talks

    11/07/2012 9:31:55 PM PST · by knak · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/7/12 | reuters/JP Post
    Head of Iranian judiciary Larijani condemns "unprecedented" US sanctions; indicates newly re-elected President Barack Obama should not expect Iran to come to negotiating table, says relations "not possible overnight." Head of Iranian judiciary Larijani condemns "unprecedented" US sanctions; indicates newly re-elected President Barack Obama should not expect Iran to come to negotiating table, says relations "not possible overnight."
  • Clinton's Reelection vs. Obama's Reelection

    11/07/2012 9:31:28 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 15 replies
    Self | 11/7 | Self
    I was a youngster when Clinton was reelected and I don't really recall the sentiment at the time so I was just curious...was there this much doom and gloom when he was reelected? To me, this just seems like a watershed moment in this country-a paradigm sift and not in a good.
  • Going Galt Without Secession

    11/07/2012 9:28:21 PM PST · by FortWorthPatriot · 70 replies
    I just posted this on Facebook a couple of minutes ago. There is some talk of secession amongst some of my fellow Texans there. I wanted to put my post here as well to get opinions on it. Thank you for your patience. It can be done. And we can “Go Galt” at the same time. The key to this is cutting off the east and west coast geographically while at the same time cutting off lines of trade and natural resources to the two coasts. As Lois stated, we need to split the country in half, literally. In order...
  • The Enemy Within Is Hiding Behind The Enemy From Without

    11/07/2012 9:26:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Brussels Journal ^ | Mon, 2012-10-22 19:18 | Friedrich Hansen
    There is a saying that civilizations are more often destroyed from within than by armies attacking them from without. And it is in this context that one particular question has been puzzling me for quite some time: Who poses a greater threat to the fabric of Western society and our individual liberties such as freedom of speech, the Islamists or the Political Correctness (PC) brigades? For isn’t there palpable public resistance to sharia law in the West, but scarcely any opposition to the abominations of the sexual revolution? Except when a scandal like that of the late BBC presenter Jimmy...
  • Time for Plan "T"

    11/07/2012 9:21:57 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 16 replies
    November 8, 2012 | NonValueAdded
    It is time for the Republicans to execute Plan “T” as in “You asked for it, you got it [Toyota]” or alternately, “Teachable Moment Time.” Speaker Boehner should make the following public proclamation: Dear President Obama, Congratulations for your re-election. I am sure the desire to claim a mandate is strong, a repeat of your “I Won” moment. But be advised, the Republican House was re-elected too and we could make a strong case that the voters' mandate was gridlock. So let neither of us go there just yet. My proposal is simple: we are going to give you a...
  • Obama Now Free to 'Be Who He Is'

    11/07/2012 9:16:52 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    President Barack Obama will never again have to face voters. Nothing he does will have to be calibrated for how it plays in swing states or with Independent voters. He is now governing solely for his own legacy. This is one reason I so opposed his reelection. Given his left-ward lunge in his first term, I shuddered to think where he would go in his second. An article today in Obama fan-zine Buzzfeed confirms my fears. “I’m hopeful,” said Slama. “He’ll try to play to the middle, but he’s got the Tea Party to deal with, and he can take...
  • Obama Victory Comes With No Mandate

    11/07/2012 9:12:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ron Fournier
    Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public.If the president begins his second term under any delusion that voters rubber-stamped his agenda on Tuesday night, he is doomed to fail.Mandates are rarely won on election night. They are earned after Inauguration Day by leaders who spend their political capital wisely, taking advantage of events without overreaching. Obama is capable—as evidenced by his first-term success with health care...
  • Pa. pupils to wear tracking devices in flu study

    11/07/2012 9:12:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    My Fox MY ^ | 11/5/12 | AP
    CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — About 450 southwestern Pennsylvania school students will be wearing electronic devices that will track how often they come in contact with one another at school — and on their day off during Election Day — to help researchers track how the flu may be spread among them.
  • Grazing away at billions of euros

    11/07/2012 9:12:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai ^ | 7 November 2012 | (Trouw, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
    “New problems with European Union spending,” headlines Dutch daily, Trouw. A report on the implementation of the 2011 EU budget, published by the European Court of Auditors on November 6, notes spending “errors” of €5.2 billion ($6.6 billion) from a total €130 billion ($165.8 billion), and an increase in unjustified spending, up from 3.7% in the previous year to 3.9%. The unjustified spending was particularly prevalent in the administration of funds for rural development, the environment, fisheries and health. …
  • An Open Letter to the Queen of England

    11/07/2012 8:52:46 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 46 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Nov. 6, 2012 | Edwin R Williams
    Your Majesty, We, the people of the former American colonies, would like to offer our most sincere apology over that little misunderstanding we had 236 years ago. Had we known that we were going to be subjects anyway, we could have saved a lot of trouble and hard feelings. We were under the mistaken belief that we would be free, sovereign citizens; we believed that our hard work would yield its own rewards without someone coming along and taking what we built in the name of “Fairness”. We thought our laws and Constitution would protect us from a foreign born...
  • (Video) America: Here We Stand, We Can Do No Other

    11/07/2012 8:51:56 PM PST · by publius321
    Obama moves states ever closer to his goal. Here we stand, we can do no other. Where we are, how we got here and where we are going next by no choice of our own:
  • Sheriff Joe Wins Big; Other Immigration Warriors Prevail Nationwide (Silver Linings)

    11/07/2012 8:35:51 PM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-07-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Barack Obama was re-elected last night. Yes, it sucks. Big time. Ok, that's enough. Boo freakin' hoo. We don't have the luxury of self-pity, or bellyaching. It's time to double down and fight on. Illegal immigration is an existential threat to the U.S. And we will never give up on this nation. Besides, it wasn't all disappointment last night. Some very good friends of SWA did just fine despite massive opposition, principally among them, Sheriff Joe Arpaio - by far the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe faced by...