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  • China wants new Obama administration to improve ties

    11/08/2012 9:00:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2012 | IANS
    Beijing - Chinana hopes that the new Obama administration would set a more constructive tone in crafting its China policy as it pointed out that US President Barack Obama's first term had seen ties "effectively whittled down", state-run news agency Xinhua said. A commentary in Xinhua, which appeared after Obama defeated his Republican challenger Mitt Romney to clinch a second term at the White House said: "For four years, China-US relations, which Obama himself dubbed as the world's most important, has zigzagged forward." "On his watch, the US government has sold a huge amount of arms to Taiwan, received (Tibetan...
  • Canceled Comcast

    11/08/2012 8:58:49 AM PST · by PHloon · 126 replies
    I called Comcast last night and cancelled my cable TV. When the young lady on the phone asked me why I was cancelling it I explained that we just had a change in our financial situation. I told her that my wife and I both work full time and because we have good paying jobs we are now going to have have to pay higher taxes as we are for some reason considered the enemy. I went on to explain that we have fixed expenses such as a mortgage and car payments that we cannot cut. With 4 kids who...
  • GOP to be blamed for plunging off 'fiscal cliff'

    11/08/2012 8:56:45 AM PST · by reegs · 67 replies
    WND ^ | 11/7/2012 | Joe Kovacs
    If Republicans don’t go along with calls by President Obama for higher taxes and the nation goes off a “fiscal cliff,” then the GOP is to blame, says a Democratic congressman. <SNIP> Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday it’s actually Democrat policies of massive borrowing and spending that’s pushing the nation over the edge. “We are going over a financial cliff. Everybody in the Obama camp knows we are going over the financial cliff whether we raise taxes on the rich or not,” Limbaugh explained. “Raising taxes, confiscating the wealthy’s money would not save us. There isn’t the money....
  • Mandate??? You've got to be Kidding (1 minute Video)

    11/08/2012 8:54:23 AM PST · by publius321
    Old Guard Fox Pundits who Manipulated our Primaries for the past 8 years - Thank you for your "service" - now disappear...
  • Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees

    11/08/2012 8:52:06 AM PST · by traumer · 34 replies
    LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of President Obama’s re-election. “David” (he asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons) told Host Kevin Wall on 100.5 KXNT that “elections have consequences” and that “at the end of the day, I need to survive.” Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Click the audio tab below to hear even more from this compelling conversation: “I’ve done my share of educating my employees. I never tell them which way to vote. I believe in the free system...
  • Republican strategist Karl Rove's very bad night

    11/08/2012 8:51:38 AM PST · by murron · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 7, 2012 | Samuel P. Jacobs | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As television networks began declaring that President Barack Obama had won re-election, the most captivating televised drama Tuesday evening played out on Fox News, where Republican strategist Karl Rove refused to believe the race between Obama and Mitt Romney was over.
  • Vote Tally Error Adds to Maffei’s Lead in Congressional Race

    11/08/2012 8:46:49 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 8 replies
    Oswego County Today.com ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Dave Bullard
    Vote Tally Error Adds to Maffei’s Lead in Congressional Race Posted on November 8, 2012 by Dave Bullard A clerk’s election night typo in Cayuga County was fixed Wednesday, giving Democrat Dan Maffei an extra 2,000 vote margin in his bid to return to Congress. Cayuga County Elections Commissioner Kate Lacey said a clerk mistyped the amount of votes cast for Republican incumbent Ann Marie Buerkle in the town of Brutus. Fixing the error and cleaning up a few other minor math issues resulted in a swing of 1,997 votes in Maffei’s direction, giving him an almost-unbeatable hold on the...
  • Look Everyone in the Eyes

    11/08/2012 8:44:52 AM PST · by Crucial · 12 replies
    11/8/2012 | me
    Liberals are selfish and because they are selfish they have to dehumanize others to justify their actions to themselves to convince themselves they're not evil people. That's the crux of the problem, that liberals think they are actually doing good, moral deeds. To combat this dehumanization that must take place, I encourage conservatives and non-liberals to look those in your community directly in the eye. Don't do it in an aggressive way. See what you can in those eyes and at the same time remind them that you mean something, that you are worth what they're worth. I have found...
  • The Pony in Obama Winning a Second Term

    11/08/2012 8:44:29 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 42 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-8-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Two boys were assigned to shovel a stable full of horse manure. One of the boys was depressed. The other enthusiastically shoveled with glee. “Why are you happy?” asked the depressed lad. His happy associate responded, “With all of this excrement, there must be a pony in here.” As a Christian, I must trust and believe that God has a pony in allowing Obama to be reelected. Therefore, I will not join those who think we have lost the battle for America. Nor, do I subscribe to the nonsense that our Tea Party values are extreme. Our values are aligned...
  • Jihadi Terrorist Hides Under Burqa to Make Escape

    11/08/2012 8:43:50 AM PST · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 Nov 12 | Unattributed
    Police have launched an internal investigation after a male terrorism convict escaped from a heavily guarded Jakarta detention facility, disguising himself as a woman veiled by a burqa, officials said on Wednesday. National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar identified the escapee as 29-year-old Roki Aprisdianto, who was being held in a cell at the Jakarta Metro Police headquarters . He was serving a six-year prison term for masterminding a series of bombings in Central Java between December 2009 and January 2011. “[Roki] escaped on Tuesday at around 3 p.m. from the fourth floor, where he was supposed to...
  • Obama supporters celebrate: 'No more Israel!'

    11/08/2012 8:43:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Obama supporters out celebrating his win on election night gathered on State Street Tuesday evening. I asked one man why he was celebrating Obama, and what that meant to him. He said, "It really means to me, no more Israel...Mitt Romney would go to war with Iran...Obama said f*** that sh*t. Kill those mother f***ers." Another said, "Palestine was there first, and Israel moved in in the 1940s and that's an unfair attack." A man of Jewish heritage accompanying him said, "I really do not think that us being with Israel is a good choice for us":(continued w/video)
  • The 45% Increase in Debt Under Obama Generated Only 7.1% Real GDP Growth

    11/08/2012 8:38:24 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/08/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Initial jobless claims fell by 8,000 to 355,000 last week, although Hurricane Sandy is hampering efforts to actually collect data on jobless claims. We will have to wait three to four weeks to see the real impact. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort index rose to its highest level since March, printing at -34.4. This may be the new normal since it indicates that 2/3rds of those surveyed are more pessimistic about their financial situation than are optimistic. In fact, 70 percent call it a bad time to spend money and 52 percent rate their personal finances negatively. Now that the election...
  • 2016 election: Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush?

    11/08/2012 8:38:17 AM PST · by NCjim · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | November 8, 2012 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    BOSTON — American politics may be headed back to the future. Four years after the country elected a 40-something African-American newcomer named Barack to the presidency, a more familiar political order is poised to reassert itself: the House of Clinton representing Democrats and the House of Bush atop the GOP. The restoration of either is no sure thing, but what’s certain is that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush loom the largest over their respective parties as the long road toward 2016 begins. Any other would-be presidential candidate will first take a long look toward Chappaqua and Miami before moving forward....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: INCENTIVE, 11-08-12

    11/08/2012 8:37:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-08-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):INCENTIVE That which incites a person to action. It is different from motive, which is in the mind as a final cause or purpose for doing something or refraining from it. An incentive is in the will or feelings, as love or hate or disposition, and thus impelling (or appealing) one to act. Actual grace as inspiration may be described as a supernatural incentive. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Republican strategist Karl Rove's very bad night(Life Ain't all bad)!

    11/08/2012 8:36:12 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo "News" ^ | 08 Nov 2012 | By Samuel P. Jacobs
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As television networks began declaring that President Barack Obama had won re-election, the most captivating televised drama Tuesday evening played out on Fox News, where Republican strategist Karl Rove refused to believe the race between Obama and Mitt Romney was over. "I think this is premature," said Rove, a former senior adviser to George W. Bush and architect of Bush's two successful runs for the White House. "We know that Karl has a rooting interest," Fox host Chris Wallace replied. More than a rooting interest: Rove was the most prolific fundraiser for Republican causes during the 2012...
  • Judge Barred from Courthouse Wins Re-Election, Presses Insanity Defense in Battery Case

    11/08/2012 8:34:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 6 replies
    A judge in suburban Markham, Ill., has won a retention election even though she has been suspended since March and barred from entering Cook County courthouses without a police escort. Cook County Judge Cynthia Brim was suspended by a panel of supervising judges in March after she was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly shoving a sheriff's deputy in a Chicago courthouse, the Chicago Tribune reports. On Wednesday she appeared in court in the battery case, in which she is asserting an insani
  • Record snowfalls, new power outages, flood warnings as storm slams Northeast

    11/08/2012 8:34:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/8/12 | Ian Johnston
    A winter storm battered the Northeast coast Thursday after cutting power to at least 115,000 homes and dumping record snowfalls in the New York City area. The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts as high as 60 mph along the coast, “minor to moderate” flooding from storm surges, and more snow, particularly in New England, early Thursday. More than 600,000 people were without electricity as a result of superstorm Sandy and the new storm. NBCNewYork.com reported that more than 198,000 Long Island Power Authority customers, 55,000 Con Edison customers in New York City and Westchester County, 197,560 Jersey Central...
  • Planned Parenthood info for teens: It’s great to be a “slut”!

    11/08/2012 8:32:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    lsn ^ | 11.8.2012 | stopp
    November 7, 2012, (STOPP.org) – “There’s tons of ways that people define ‘slut.’ Most, though, are f’d up.” That’s the lead in for an MTV video targeting teens and tweens on Planned Parenthood’s Info for Teens Facebook page. This denigrating instructional video takes place in a classroom setting and encourages young girls to become promiscuous and emphasizes that others should respect them because, as sluts, they are “confident in their sexuality.” Francisco, the young, attractive “Savage U” sex instructor, stands in front of a chalkboard showing one large stick figure and many small ones. He says, “Let’s say this guy...
  • Conservatives who didn't vote? (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:32:03 AM PST · by Al Gore Vidal · 136 replies
    11/8/2012 | Al Gore Vidal
      Part of me believes that the biggest reason for the Romney loss was because he could not get out the conservative vote, and all the FReepers who predicted this were right.   Having said that another part of me can't help but be mad at these people because they, in essence, helped to get Obama elected.    But will these non-pragmatic conservatives now do the work to start there own party because they correctly see the Republican party as not truly conservative?   I'd like to be able to understand why they sat it out. And can a conservative...
  • Foresight, Scripture & Solace

    11/08/2012 8:26:46 AM PST · by RobaWho · 2 replies
    In 1947, one of the most admired, trusted and honest men in America, Paul Harvey, discussed how the forces of evil would be designed to strip integrity from America. Our world is and always has been in the midst of a spiritual war. A Red Dawn in America has surfaced, with a mere figure head representing the forces of power, control, submission and rage occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. These forces are legion, pervasive in media, academics, government and industry. Mr. Harvey understood this all too well and warned us with a servant's heart. We have failed to head his warning....