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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...
  • Without voter ID, your ballot might not count or Meet the State Chairman who paved the way for Obama

    11/07/2012 8:30:38 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania ^ | 29 July 2012 | Robert A. Gleason, Jr.
    — Political ads, mailers, volunteers knocking on every door and daily news coverage. If you couldn’t tell, the presidential election is only a few months away and every candidate is jockeying for your vote. But, how would you feel if your vote didn’t even count? Philadelphia officials have released a report detailing that somewhere between 200 and 1,000 voting irregularities were uncovered in fewer than 1 percent of Philadelphia’s voting precincts during the 2012 primary. These voting “irregularities” included noncitizens voting, nonregistered citizens voting, machines registering more votes for a candidate than registered voters at that polling place, and even...
  • Benghazi Gates Part 2, What happened to Ambassador Stevens?

    11/07/2012 8:30:24 PM PST · by Dave Mellon · 111 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/6/2012 | Dave Mellon
    I am still recovering from the election but I feel a deep commitment to getting the true story of what happened at Benghazi out to the public. I originally posted this article at 12:49 AM PST yesterday morning and that was a mistake. So I hope it is okay to repost it tonight at a more decent hour. This is a draft version. It is brief, 5 min 05 seconds, because I realized after posting Part 1 (14 mins+) that it is too much to ask my fellow Freepers to watch a long video with no knowledge of who I...
  • The Inexplicable American Consumer Revolts Against Prescription Drugs

    11/07/2012 8:27:32 PM PST · by expat1000 · 14 replies
    Testosterone Pit ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | Wolf Richter
    Anecdotal evidence has been coagulating into numbers, and these numbers are now beginning to weigh down corporate earnings calls. It appears the toughest creature out there, the one that no one has been able to subdue yet, the ever wily and inexplicable American consumer, is having second thoughts about prescription drugs. And is fighting back. A paradigm shift.
  • Mid-air scare: Man turns violent on Mumbai-Delhi flight, raises Islamic slogans

    11/07/2012 8:24:39 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: In what was described by a frequent flyer as the "scariest flight of his life", a passenger on board a Mumbai-Delhi IndiGo flight suddenly turned violent mid-air on Wednesday and started raising Islamic slogans while threatening to harm the aircraft. The situation turned so alarming that the cabin crew and passengers pinned down the flyer, Mursalim Shaikh, 41, and blocked the aisle with a food trolley to prevent him from making a dash for the cockpit. The IndiGo flight 6E 196 made a quick descent in Delhi after seeking priority landing, where Shaikh, a used car dealer from...
  • 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 ^ | 11-08-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 8, 2012   Thursday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Phil 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:,_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: 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, I’ve 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....

    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 Fortuńo 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 wouldn’t 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 ( 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 Stark’s defeat

    11/07/2012 7:31:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 11/7/12 | Josh Richman
    We’ve posted my story for tomorrow’s print editions on how Rep. Pete Stark’s 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. Here’s a few final thoughts for which there wasn’t room in that story, but which seem noteworthy nonetheless. This was a contest for which our editors wanted election-night photographs, but Stark’s campaign refused to tell us Monday and Tuesday where he would be Tuesday night; I still don’t 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, 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 ( 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 ^ | 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 ( 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...