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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 · 107 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....
  • A SIGN OF THE TIMES

    11/08/2012 8:25:13 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 11.8.2012 | Michael Berry
    It's a punishment as old as mankind: shame. A judge has ordered an Ohio woman, who drove on a sidewalk to get around a school bus, to wear a sign that reads “only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.” Chris Tritico, president of the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, says he likes the creative sentencing. "You know in some respects it's really not a bad deal sometimes." Tritico says it also serves as a deterrent. "I think it clearly sends a message to other people who might wanna be as stupid as this person...
  • It's a 50-50 nation, give or take...(and who's fault is that?)

    11/08/2012 8:14:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/07/12 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It seems you can please only half of the people nearly all of the time. Americans retained the fractious balance of power in re-electing President Barack Obama, a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, altogether serving as guarantors of the gridlock that voters say they despise. Slender percentages separated winner and loser from battleground to battleground, and people in exit polls said yea and nay in roughly equal measure to some...
  • Four more years--what is going on here?

    11/08/2012 8:13:27 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 08, 2012 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    Only in America can a president who inherits a deep recession and whose policies have actually made the effects of that recession worse get re-elected. Only in America can a president who wants the bureaucrats who can’t run the Post Office to micromanage the administration of every American’s health care get re-elected. Only in America can a president who kills Americans overseas who have never been charged or convicted of a crime get re-elected. And only in America can a president who borrowed and spent more than $5 trillion in fewer than four years, plans to repay none of it...
  • Breitbart/Judicial Watch Poll: A Warning Against Compromise

    11/08/2012 8:12:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    The Breitbart News Network/Judicial Watch post-election survey released today is a warning to those who have argued, in the wake of the 2012 election, that the way for the Republican Party to broaden its appeal is to compromise on core principles of limited government and the rule of law.
  • Another point of view that maybe the answer. (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:12:27 AM PST · by MeOnTheBeach · 30 replies
    Some time ago I heard a quote from an African-American, who's name I can't recall, but I remember them saying "My biggest fear of the first black man being elected President is that he might fail." I believe this election was not a rejection of conservatism or the Republican message. It was an emotional investment in the first black man in the White House. The minorities in the US projected a rejection of Barack Obama as a rejection of themselves and of their race. No matter how badly Barack Obama has failed they cannot emotionally let the first black president...
  • "I will be an unconstitutional governor" - Woodrow Wilson

    In The Metropolitan, Volume 36: His Republican opponent announced that he would be a constitutional governor, meaning thereby that he would concern himself solely with the administrative function of his office and not seek to influence law making. This rang upon the shield of Wilson like a challenge. Doctor Wilson answered back: "If that is what it means to be a constitutional governor." and there was a gleam in his eye as he said it- "then I will be an unconstitutional governor." And he has been! This is alarming language. Here's the thing about Wilson. He did not like separation...
  • The Hive

    11/08/2012 8:06:12 AM PST · by HDCochran · 11 replies
    self
    Obama won. Weak opponent. Weak campaign. But there is a huge change happening in American society that will dominate future politics and elections. America was once a rural and conservative society. After some change American became a more urban a and politically balanced society. Then the growth of suburban America led to a couple of decades of more conservative society. But inevitably, America is becoming a more and more urban society. The majority of the population lives in vast metropolitan areas. In urban society, humans, living in close proximity to others, are forced to control their lives to minimize negative...
  • DEMOCRATS MAY NAB SUPERMAJORITY (California)

    11/08/2012 7:57:27 AM PST · by BAW · 101 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 11-08-2012 | Michael Gardner
    California voters may have just handed Democrats unbridled control over taxes as well as policy, but party leaders from Gov. Jerry Brown on down immediately pledged to exercise restraint. Although final tallies are not official, it appears Democrats will hold at least a two-thirds supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate. That gives them the ability to pass taxes and fees, and place initiatives — such as same-sex marriage and bonds — on the ballot without securing a single Republican vote.
  • Should successful people in Illinois "go Galt"?

    11/08/2012 7:44:17 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    Awaken America ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | Bruce Donnelly
    Should successful people in Illinois "go Galt"? Posted by Bruce Donnelly on November 7, 2012 at 11:30pm View Blog Successful people in Illinois lost the election yesterday. The future looks pretty bleak, not just because several good Republican candidates lost their races, but because virtually unchecked Democratic power was reinforced in Springfield. A few local wins are small consolation for the continued rise of radical progressives in Washington and Springfield. They now have virtually unchecked power to keep ruining us all economically. The Republican Party in Illinois has failed miserably - again - and it will cost us all dearly....
  • 2012: The Year of the Liberal?

    11/08/2012 7:40:58 AM PST · by granada · 14 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Elizabeth Hartfield
    The 2012 general election was a great night for Democrats. Barack Obama swept to an electoral college victory, racking up 303 of those votes to Mitt Romney's 206 (although those numbers will change when the battleground state of Florida is called). Democrats also likely picked up a net gain of two seats in the Senate. Every incumbent won re-election, and the party gained Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana, and lost one seat in Nebraska. The state of Maine is still a question mark: Independent candidate Angus King won his election to fill the seat vacated by retiring Republican Sen....
  • The Proper Response for the "I Won" Moment That is Sure to Come

    11/08/2012 7:40:14 AM PST · by military cop · 19 replies
    Me | 11/8/2012 | Military Cop
    The proper response for the replay of the "I won" comment that is sure to come in the next "bi-partisan" photo op: O: "Well.....uh....let me just say this: the election is over.......I won" Cantor: "Well, Mr. President, are you the president of the 51% of the population that voted for you or are you the President of the United States of America"? Let the MSM try to hide THAT sound bite. RLTW
  • Porn stars angry at condom requirement, threaten to leave L.A.

    11/08/2012 7:39:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 7, 2012
    AIDS activists called a requirement that porn performers wear condoms while filming a "referendum on the subject of safer sex." But with almost all the votes tallied and Measure B winning passage, many in the adult film industry were wondering what's next for the industry — and whether they must now take their business out of Los Angeles County.
  • The Case of the Missing White Voters (7 Millions White Voters Stayed Home)

    11/08/2012 7:35:11 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 103 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/8/12 | Sean Trende
    One of the more intriguing narratives for election 2012 was proposed by political scientist Brendan Nyhan fairly early on: that it was "Bizarro 2004." The parallels to that year certainly were eerie: An incumbent adored by his base but with middling approval ratings nationally faces off against an uncharismatic, wishy-washy official from Massachusetts. The race is tight during the summer until the president breaks open a significant lead after his convention. Then, after a tepid first debate for the incumbent, the contest tightens, bringing the opposition tantalizingly close to a win, but not quite close enough. The Election Day returns...
  • Election Aftermath: Layoffs (bitter satire)

    11/08/2012 7:34:29 AM PST · by GeronL · 7 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-08-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) – Staten Island, NY - Hanna Dugaway stood in knee-deep water as she announced her vote for Barack Obama. A week after hurricane Sandy came through she is still waiting for FEMA to bring an MRE, “Meals Ready to Eat”. “He looked very Presidential” she said “That is really the image I had when I voted, or maybe I was just close to starvation but the Democrats were giving food to their voters, so it was an easy choice” …....... The aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama was immediate as dozens of companies announced large-scale layoffs....
  • Relocation site sought (vanity)

    11/08/2012 7:33:31 AM PST · by swift15 · 72 replies
    Now that the election has been completed, I know that I need to relocate. I am recently retired and I will sell my townhouse and move from Northern VA. But I haven’t yet narrowed the field of possible locations very much. GF and I have been entertaining the idea of purchasing a piece of rural property and constructing our own house. But we really want to be among conservative-minded folks. We have been actively reading this site for a long time and always appreciate the opinions of those involved. I would like to have as many opinions and suggestions about...
  • The Case of the Missing White Voters (7,000,000 of them!)

    11/08/2012 7:32:38 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 147 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/08/12 | Sean Trende
    One of the more intriguing narratives for election 2012 was proposed by political scientist Brendan Nyhan fairly early on: that it was "Bizarro 2004." ~ SNIP ~ The Election Day returns actually continued the similarities. George W. Bush won by 2.4 percent of the popular vote, which is probably about what Obama’s victory margin will be once all the ballots are counted. ~ SNIP ~ But most importantly, the 2012 elections actually weren’t about a demographic explosion with non-white voters. Instead, they were about a large group of white voters not showing up. ~ SNIP ~ In other words, if...
  • Industry Looks Ahead to Energy Policy under a Second Obama Term

    11/08/2012 7:32:17 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | November 07, 2012 | Karen Boman|
    Now that President Obama has been re-elected to the White House, energy industry officials are looking to see whether the president fulfills his campaign promise to increase domestic oil and gas production and the shape that his "all-of-the-above" energy policy will take in the second term. API looks forward to working with the president to help him fulfill his campaign promise "to increase domestic oil and natural gas production that will create American jobs and strengthen our economy," American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard said Wednesday in a statement. One way Obama can fulfill his promise "right...
  • Vote was astronomical for Obama in some Philadelphia wards

    11/08/2012 7:28:16 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/08/2012 | Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai, and Andrew Seidman
    In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one. In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more. Those wards, many with large African American populations, also swung heavily for Obama over John McCain in 2008 --snip-- Randall Miller, a history professor at St. Joseph's University, said politicians almost never get 99 percent of the votes anywhere except, perhaps, the towns where they were born.
  • Report: Arabs burning 'First Temple cedars'

    11/08/2012 7:27:34 AM PST · by wesagain · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 8, 2012 | staff writer
    Cedar beams dating to biblical times found at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, moved some time ago out of doors and left in the weather, now have been deposited unceremoniously at a dumping ground for local Arabs to use as firewood, according to a new report. According to Israel National News, it was a group of Jews who ascended the Temple Mount on Sunday who were shocked to see the ancient beams – apparently used during the time of the Holy Temple – left to be used for firewood. Archaeologists have dated the beams to the First Temple period, and they have...
  • With Obama’s re-election, doubts remain about future of Keystone pipeline

    11/08/2012 7:24:14 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2012 | James Wood
    As Canadian political and business leaders expressed optimism the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will win approval under a re-elected President Barack Obama, environmental opponents and the U.S. ambassador to Canada cautioned the energy megaproject isn’t a slam dunk. Obama’s Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, had vowed quick approval of the $7.6-billion pipeline if he had won Tuesday’s presidential election. But Obama, who earlier this year rejected TransCanada Corp.’s initial application because it needed more environmental review, has remained noncommital about the fate of the line, which would ship Alberta oilsands product to the U.S. Gulf Coast. In Ottawa, federal Natural Resources...
  • A RINO [Mitt] running as a yes man conservative (and losing) isn't a rejection of conservatism

    11/08/2012 7:22:08 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies
    11/8/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalism
    Again, a rejection of a RINO who has a Youtube video of him bashing a coal-fired power plant, all the way to articles of him flip-flopping on practically any subject you can think of running as a conservative (and then losing in the general election), isn't tantamount to conservatism being over. Let's face it - Romney had a long track record of being a RINO. There are plenty of past threads here detailing his RINO past as governor, as well as his flip-flops before, during and after the primaries. Yet the GOP-e thought that putting up someone whom they said...
  • What are our options?

    11/08/2012 7:11:59 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 96 replies
    Self | 08 November 2012 | Self
    OK, so Obama was re-elected on Tuesday. What are our options? Bend over and just take it. We wait for four years and try to elect someone who is closer to us in political outlook and perspective. We pay our taxes, call in to conservative talk radio shows, get our grievances off our collective chest. We suck it up and work from the inside to change the system. However, it took the liberals 80 years of promising free stuff to lazy people in order to make it happen. As conservatives, we will not promise them free stuff. We merely promise...
  • What Major Demographic Shift?

    11/08/2012 7:09:21 AM PST · by Qbert · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/8/2012 | Tara Servatius
    Conservatives need to take a collective breath and look closer at the numbers before they buy into the idea that GOP nominee Mitt Romney's defeat was due to some kind of national demographic shift that now makes Democrat presidential candidates' armor impenetrable. Before you give in to the hysteria, here are a few things to keep in mind. First, Barack Obama's re-election showing was actually pretty unimpressive for a guy whose philosophies voters have supposedly adopted. As of this writing on Wednesday, Obama's vote total stood at an unimpressive 60,119,958. That's about what John Kerry got in 2004 (59,028,444). President...
  • Obama's Re-Election Sets up Two-Pronged Crisis for Church

    11/08/2012 7:08:40 AM PST · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 11/7/12 | Russell Shaw
    For the Catholic Church in the United States, the re-election of Barack Obama as president means serious trouble ahead – in fact, nothing less than an accelerating two-pronged crisis. The first prong of the crisis is that Obama is expected to press policies favoring abortion, contraception and same-sex marriage even more aggressively and coercively in his second term than in his first. The second prong is reflected in the fact that, according to CNN exit polls, 50 percent of the Catholics who voted backed Obama despite his well-publicized conflict with their Church, with 48 percent going for Republican challenger Mitt...
  • (IBD) Obama To Sign Anti-Second Amendment U.N. Small ArmsTreaty Gun Grab? (Correct Link)

    11/08/2012 7:08:17 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it. Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as well as the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21, the Arms Trade Treaty being finalized at the U.N. this month is one of those feel-good, can't-we-all-get-along pieces of parchment whose net effect is to accomplish little except to eat away at American sovereignty and freedom. Just as the world's worst human...
  • Triumphant Obama Faces New Foe in ‘Second-Term Curse’

    11/08/2012 7:08:16 AM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Now that President Obama has overcome Mitt Romney, “super PACs” and a sluggish economy, he faces a challenge with deep roots in political history: what historians and commentators call the “second-term curse.”
  • The Conservative Hand - A Manifesto to Achieve Conservative Political Goals

    11/08/2012 7:07:34 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 11 replies
    The Conservative Hand Website ^ | 2009 | John Chambers
    It has been thrilling to be part of the Tea Party movement, and see power move away from the political elite and back to the grass-roots. The sleeping giant has awakened and slowed the liberal freight train, but slowing the train isn't enough. We must reverse its direction and set it on a conservative track. To do that we need more than protests and signs; we need a strategy to achieve conservative goals. This manifesto lays out a set of rules, procedures, and a new political structure that if implemented will do just that. We'll look at how we got...
  • Benedict XVI and the Pathologies of Religion

    11/08/2012 7:04:54 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 11/7/12 | Samuel Gregg
    It passed almost unnoticed, but last month Benedict XVI significantly upped the ante in an argument he’s made one of his pontificate’s centerpieces. To the horror, one suspects, of some professional interfaith dialoguers and wishful-thinkers more generally, the pope indicated the Church should recognize that some types of religion are in fact “sick and distorted.” This message isn’t likely to be well-received among those who think religious pluralism is somehow an end in itself. Their discomfort, however, doesn’t lessen the force of Benedict’s point. The context of Benedict’s remarks was the 50th anniversary of Vatican II’s opening. In an article...
  • GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

    11/08/2012 7:03:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    Wait until next year -- 2016, that is. That’s what disappointed Republican spinners kept saying Tuesday night as they watched Mitt Romney’s hopes crash and burn in swing state after swing state. How many times did I hear a Republican talk about how their party’s deep bench of future all-stars will return it to power in Washington in four years? But all the Ryans, Rubios, Bushes, Haleys and Christies in America can’t put the GOP -- or the country -- back together again. The GOP is a wreck -- and not just in California, where the party’s registration is now...
  • Brian Banks, eight-time ex-con, elected by Detroiters to Mich. state assembly, report says

    11/08/2012 6:58:55 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2012 | Barry Leibowitz
    (CBS) DETROIT - The newly elected state assembly in Michigan includes at least one ex-con: Brian Banks, who's been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud, won a seat representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes, CBS Detroit reports.. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud. His slogan was "You can Bank on Banks." Ironic, no? The 35-year-old Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, got 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte's 32 percent, according to CBS Detroit....