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  • Benghazi documents available to senators only when they are out of town

    11/08/2012 3:39:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Under pressure from senators, the State Department is allowing some lawmakers to look at cables and other documents related to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, but only today and tomorrow, when most senators are not in Washington. Congress is gearing up for a full week of Benghazi-related hearings next week, including a Nov. 13 hearing behind closed doors of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led by Chairman John Kerry (D-MA). Kerry has written two letters to the State Department requesting congressional access to information and documents related to the circumstances leading up to and during...
  • Answer the Questions (North on Benghazi)

    11/08/2012 3:27:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 9, 2012 | Oliver North
    TAMPA, Fla. — This is the hometown of U.S. Special Operations Command — at nearby MacDill Air Force Base. This headquarters dispatches our military's special operators — Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines — on missions in the most difficult and dangerous places on earth. It's also the place where "action officers" are burning the midnight oil — but not necessarily planning new targets for our Navy SEALs. Apparently, a "good number" of SOCOM's staff members are busy preparing responses to the batches of inquiries about what really happened in Benghazi, Libya — before, during and after the terror attack...
  • Stock retreat persists

    11/08/2012 3:25:37 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    UP ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | UP
    NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Stocks dropped in New York Thursday, as investors remained skittish after President Obama's re-election victory. The Dow Jones industrial average gave up more than 300 points Wednesday to fall below 13,000 as investors were bearish on election results that left Washington split with a Democratic president and Senate, and a Republican-controlled House.On Thursday, the Commerce Department said the U.S. trade deficit shrank in September, dropping from a revised August trade gap of $43.8 billion to $41.5 billion.Stocks still fell. By close of trading, the DJIA was off 121.41 points or 0.94 percent to 12,811.32.The...
  • Hillary Clinton due to step down as Secretary of State

    11/08/2012 3:25:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 136 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:50 EST, 8 November 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Hillary Clinton will step down as U.S. Secretary of State within 'days' of President Barack Obama's second inauguration in January, her spokesman said today. Her long-respected(?) departure is expected by most Democrats to be a prelude for a White House run in 2016, when she will be 69. The top candidate to replace her is believed to be Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the losing 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. …
  • How Ideology Is Killing Education (and So Much Else)

    11/08/2012 3:22:53 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 14 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A teacher in Florida summed up the educational situation in her state: “There is an obsession with the worse-off students.” School officials there proclaim: “But what about the people with pathologies? They can’t advance very far. It’s fairer if we bring everybody along together.” Notice there is no obsession with curing the pathologies, or with devising better methods to help disadvantaged kids rise above their disadvantages. No, the answer is to reduce the better students to the level of the worse students. Where does this go? Suppose that half of the people in your city are sick. Do we best...
  • Yes, This Is the Obama Cover for Newsweek’s Post-Election Issue

    11/08/2012 3:22:37 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    THEBLAZE ^ | November 8, 2012 | Becket Adams
    Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced earlier this year that the magazine would transition from print to all-digital by early 2013, meaning that, excluding the following, the publication has one more issue to go. And you didn’t expect Newsweek, a magazine well-known for iconic, controversial, and bold covers, to go out without a bang, did you?
  • What should be the motto for our new socialist country?

    11/08/2012 3:20:40 PM PST · by GodSaveAmerica+Israel · 82 replies
    I think we should go with "Arbeit macht frei" A German phrase, literally "labour makes (you) free," meaning "work sets you free", "labour/work liberates" or "labor brings (you) freedom". The slogan is known for having been placed over the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps. Work and pay your freedom taxes.
  • A Seventeen Year Old's response to the election

    11/08/2012 3:18:46 PM PST · by AustinPaul19 · 35 replies
    The band of Patriots ^ | 11/07/12 | Austin Paul
    It’s final. We lost. Over the last eighteen months, we have fought the good fight and we have done our best to spread the message of smaller government and fiscal sanity. We did not lose this election to President Tee Time. We lost this election to a class of politically ignorant Americans.This is the group of people that pays little, if any, attention to politics until the first debate or even later. These are the people that get their news from the likes of Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, and Jon Stewart. The people that waste their time watching E! and...
  • Stock Market Falls Over Fiscal Cliff (Down 312 Yesterday - Down 121 Today)

    11/08/2012 3:18:30 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-8-2012 | PhilStockWorld
    Stock Market Falls Over Fiscal Cliff Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012Nov 08, 2012 - 01:37 PM By: PhilStockWorld Down 312 points yesterday. (121 again today) That's a hefty sell-off and we'll see if we get some follow-through but we pretty much hit our downside targets on the head in a single day as I said to Members in yesterday's Morning Alert: About 13,000 on the Dow. 1,400 on S&P, 2,980 on the Nas, 7,950 on NYSE and 800 on the RUT are about the lows we have to hold – all seem like good spots to go long to me...
  • Bruce Springsteen Hug Leaves New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in Tears

    11/08/2012 3:17:22 PM PST · by autumnraine · 14 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | 11/08/12 | Chad Childers
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie loves his state and all that comes with it — especially Bruce Springsteen. The politician admits he’s a huge Springsteen fan, and got a little emotional after meeting “The Boss” at a recent Hurricane Sandy telethon. Northjersey.com reports that Christie began “weeping” after receiving a hug from the musician. “We hugged,” said the governor to a crowd of relief volunteers. “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official — we’re friends.” The politician claims to have attended over 130 Springsteen concerts and he recently made an appearance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon‘ duetting...
  • Christie: 'I wouldn’t call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama'

    11/08/2012 3:16:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/8/12 | staff
    NJ Gov. Chris Christie responds to Republican critics of his last-minute praise of President Obama's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one week before the presidential election.
  • Rush: GOP Lost Because It Didn't Turn Out Base

    11/08/2012 3:15:30 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Michelle Lopata
    Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh says that the real reason the GOP lost the presidential election is that “the Republican Party didn’t turn out its base" — not demographic issues involving black or Hispanic growth. “The Democrats think Republicans have a demography problem” and “all they want to do is win votes with old white guys,” Limbaugh said. But “the Republican Party has . . . far more elected Hispanics than the Democrats have.” Limbaugh noted that all of the prominent Hispanic speakers at the Republican National Convention shared a similar “up-from-nothing story” with convention attendees and the country. Limbaugh...
  • Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss

    11/08/2012 3:14:29 PM PST · by Arthurio · 171 replies
    Mitt Romney's campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade. Then came the early exit polls that also were favorable to the president. But it wasn't until the polls closed that concern turned into alarm. They expected North Carolina to be called early. It wasn't. They expected Pennsylvania to be up in the air all night; it went early for the President. After Ohio went for Mr. Obama, it...
  • The Five Guns Every American Has To Own

    11/08/2012 3:13:27 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    liveleak ^ | Nov 9, 2012 | Thickhanger
    Every American should have, must have and needs to have these five weapons. With the American right to own and protect themselves with firearms it is important to know which weapons you must have in your collection.
  • CBO: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Trigger Recession (Oh well! America asked for it)

    11/08/2012 3:10:09 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/8/2012 | COREY BOLES
    The fiscal cliff would drive the U.S. economy back into recession next year and result in a jump in the jobless rate to 9.1% by the end of 2013, a new report from the Congressional Budget Office said. The CBO said economic output would drop by 0.5 percentage point in 2013 if Congress fails to act to avert the tax increases and spending cuts put in motion by an earlier deficit agreement. But the CBO added the U.S. economy would in the longer run return to better growth rates and lower employment. The CBO, the independent budget arm of Congress,...
  • Nor’easter ‘kicks us while we’re down’: stories from the storm

    11/08/2012 3:07:10 PM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Yahoo News - The Lookout ^ | 11/8/12 | Tim Skillern
    Just as utility companies in the Northeast fixed power lines and some residents regained heat and electricity, another powerful storm rocked the New York area on Wednesday, sparking fears that the region could again plunge into darkness and freezing temperatures. Yahoo! News invited residents to share their short anecdotes and photos from the nor'easter. Here are some excerpts.
  • U.S. Amb. to Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy Will Change After Obama Victory

    11/08/2012 3:05:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 11/8/12 | Daniel Halper
    The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Smith, told the Arabic news outlet Asharq Al-Awsat that American foreign policy will now change after President Barack Obama's reelection. Smith made the comments at an election night party at his residence. Ambassador Smith "stressed the desire of President Obama to resolve a number of foreign issues, most notably restoring negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides, responding more strongly to Iran, and working with allies to end the Syrian crisis, (Snip) The ambassador appears not to have elaborated further.
  • Wind industries lay off hundreds of workers

    11/08/2012 3:04:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | November 6, 2012 | Dan Gunderson
    MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of workers in our region are losing their jobs as wind turbine manufacturers cut production. The federal tax credit that subsidizes wind energy is set to expire at the end of the year, and political uncertainty is putting the brakes on the wind industry. More than 500 workers are losing their jobs in the Red River Valley. By the end of November, 345 workers who make wind turbine blades at a Grand Forks, N.D. factory will be out of work. Bill Burga, who heads manufacturing in North and South America for LM Wind Power, the Denmark-based...
  • Boehner Exclusive: Raising Tax Rates 'Unacceptable' but Will Put New Revenue on Table

    11/08/2012 3:02:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    abc news ^ | 11/8/2012 | By JOHN PARKINSON
    Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview. "Raising tax rates is unacceptable," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his first broadcast interview since the election Tuesday. "Frankly, it couldn't even pass the House. I'm not sure it could pass the Senate." That stance could set up a real showdown with the White House given that the president has said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts...
  • Superstorm Sandy: FEMA Trailers May be Used to House Homeless

    11/08/2012 3:02:54 PM PST · by count-your-change · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 11/6/2012 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    FEMA has already dispensed close to $200 million in emergency housing assistance and put 34,000 people in New York and New Jersey in hotels and motels. Still, city and state officials have not laid out an official plan with specifics to move the homeless into long-term housing in an already congested area.
  • Former SF Giant Jeff Kent Slams Obama On ‘Survivor’

    11/08/2012 3:01:02 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 12 replies
    This was so funny when he said this the night after the elections: “You know what pisses me off? I think I’ve made about $60 million playing baseball, and I want this frickin million dollars from this game; And it’s not even a million bucks. It’s 600-grand by the time Obama takes it,” said Kent. “I’m a game seven World Series loser. I’ve played in the biggest games in the world, and the worst games in the world, and this just sucks.”
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM,November 8,2012

    11/08/2012 2:59:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 8,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon

    11/08/2012 2:52:51 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    TBI ^ | Dina Spector
    Rumor Has It We're Sending Humans Beyond The Moon Dina SpectorNov. 8, 2012, 3:55 PMNASA. The Orion capsule will carry astronauts farther into the solar system than ever before President Barack Obama is still in power, which is good news for NASA, whose budget, strategy and missions may have been revised under defeated Republication presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Space policy expert John Logsdon told Space.com's Mike Wall that plans to send humans to the far side of the moon have already been approved by the Obama administration, but were kept hush-hush in case Romney won Tuesday night's election. The plan...
  • Here's How Israel Thinks It Could Attack Iran Without Setting Off WW3

    11/08/2012 2:52:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    business insider ^ | 2 days after death of our nation | David Patrikarakos
    Israeli military leaders have conducted a war game simulating a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, three days after the US Presidential elections. They concluded such an operation could be pulled off without plunging the whole region into war. Iranian experts disagree. David Patrikarakos reports. On the 24 September at Israel’s National Institute of Security Studies, an obdurately dull building off a main road in Tel Aviv, three dozen men and women drawn from the top echelons of Israel’s political and military elite met to play a war-game, the outcome of which could help decide whether Israel goes to war with...
  • Saturday- Montgomery AL- Hamfest

    11/08/2012 2:49:42 PM PST · by virgil283 · 2 replies
    Please come by and visit even if you're not radio inclined. New location this year at the Alcazar Shrine Temple- 555 Eastern Blvd....Last year there were early radios you won't find in any museum., RC models, TV, audio, computer, electronics and parts. Some ladies had custom-made jewery, there were Weather alert and emergency prepardedness groups....VE testing-Forums-Door prizes-Bone-yard...
  • Woman 'knocked out 10-year-old sister after whipping her with extension cord...

    11/08/2012 2:48:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 11.8.2012 | Amy Oliver
    FULL TITLE: Woman 'knocked out 10-year-old sister after whipping her with extension cord... in fight over CHEETOS' A 23-year-old woman allegedly whipped her younger sister with an extension cord before knocking the girl unconscious over a bag of Cheetos, police said. The little girl had bought the snacks from a neighbour while sister Deby Mejia, 23, was out of the family's house in Houston, Texas. The child, who has not been named, told police her sister had got 'real mad' when she returned home to find her snacking. Mejia allegedly whipped the girl with an extension cord before grabbing her...
  • Election Results from A to Z

    11/08/2012 2:48:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    The American ^ | November 7, 2012 | Karlyn Bowman
    Here are some of the more interesting results from yesterdayÂ’s exit polls. Exit polls tell us how people voted and why, and they provide demographic and attitudinal information to give us a fuller picture of election results. Representatives of the National Election Pool, the consortium of the five networks and the Associated Press, ask voters leaving the polls to answer questions and Edison Research conducts the exit poll for the consortium. The exit poll allows us to compare the answers of voters and national samples. Below are some of the results we found most interesting.Abortion: The National Election Pool...
  • Kenyan Mother Names Twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    11/08/2012 2:46:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 8, 2012 | Ron Recinto
    Kenyan mother names twins Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - Millicent Owuor, 20, shows off her newborn twins named after U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and GOP challenger A young Kenyan mother has named her newborn twin sons after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger. Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard. Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons' names will always remind her of the election in the United States. The hospital is near the village of Kogelo,...
  • Boehner: ‘Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land’

    11/08/2012 2:46:03 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 206 replies
    As ABC News reports, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has confirmed that the House GOP will no longer attempt to repeal Obamacare. When asked about the future of the health care reform law, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
  • How many times did you vote?

    11/08/2012 2:45:29 PM PST · by MNDude · 9 replies
    http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/how-many-times-did-you-vote-for-your-candidate.240341/ http://phantasytour.com/bands/1/topics/3273720/posts http://www.carolinahuddle.com/boards/topic/79493-how-many-times-did-you-vote/ http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2794591 http://proudtobeafilthyliberalscum.com/2012/11/03/voting-in-the-dark/ http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-I-voted-4-times-in-4-counties https://twitter.com/chadiboy347/status/54509131792515072
  • Freep a Poll! (Get rid of Electoral College?)

    11/08/2012 2:44:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 11-8-12 | LA Daily News
    Do you think the U.S. should do away with the electoral college? Yes No
  • Spread the Wealth? I Say Spread the Pain.

    11/08/2012 2:43:14 PM PST · by FlipWilson · 20 replies
    Me
    Here we sit on the good ship USA sailing merily along. We have tried repeatedly to tell passengers that there is an ice berg dead ahead, a fiscal cliff, Greece, etc. Despite our warnings they have not and will not listen to us. We have tried to tell the people about the pain being caused to them. Again, they will not and have not listened. Instead, they voted to not only stay on the ship but to stay on course. Understanding how (some) of the electorate got there is important. In my opinion some of it starts with the nature...
  • Exide to idle operations in Laureldale, lay off 150

    11/08/2012 2:42:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Reading Eagle ^ | November 8, 2012
    Exide Technologies announced Thursday that it will be idling its lead recycling operations in Laureldale and laying off 150 workers, effective no later than March 31. Idling means that all of the permits and approvals will be kept to date and the plant will be maintained in case Exide wants to reopen it at a later date, according to Susan Jaramillo, spokeswoman for Exide. The plant has been operating since the 1930s. The company will continue to operate its plastics recycling business with about 24 employees. "This decision was based on several factors including the dramatic swings in the lead...
  • What Four More Year Mean

    11/08/2012 2:40:45 PM PST · by mgist · 2 replies
    email ^ | 11/8/12 | Steve Elliott, Grassfire
    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29 Those words sound so good. The future is bright. God has a plan for prosperity, for a real hope and a real future. On the eve of the election, it must have meant a Romney win, the GOP takes the Senate and we start the rollback of the Obama regime, right? Not exactly. The Plan Was ExileHere's the shocking context of Jeremiah 29 (and I offer to you, the...
  • Allen West for House Speaker (out with Boehner)

    11/08/2012 2:39:26 PM PST · by publius321 · 22 replies
    Literally, an organization in San Fran Freakshow and George Soros spent millions to libel and defame our venerable patriot Allen West here in FLORIDA. Unacceptable. This is WAR.
  • Winter Storm Athena batters the Northeast; Brutus takes aim at Montana

    11/08/2012 2:33:13 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 18 replies
    Dr. J's Wunder Blog ^ | November 08, 2012 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    "I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next,” said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a press conference on Wednesday, after Winter Storm Athena punished New Jersey with heavy snows, high winds, and a 3-foot storm surge. The storm brought unexpectedly high snowfall amounts along a swath from Central New Jersey northeastwards across Southeast New York, Long Island, Connecticut, and South Central Massachusetts. The 4.7" of snow that fell at New York City's Central Park was the city's earliest 4-inch snowfall on record. Right on the heels of Winter Storm Athena comes Winter Storm Brutus--a powerful low pressure system...
  • Let's all be Liberals..

    11/08/2012 2:32:12 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 10 replies
    Liberals sure do seem to have all the answers, free healthcare, free obamaphones, welfare, WIC, Medicare and Medicaid, Social security no problems with any of these programs, not at all they certainly must be solvent because the people already pay for them it's your money that you put in through Payroll taxes, and the governmnet owes you that. So what if it runs up the debt, the debt is only because the tax rates are so low, right now. What we should do is to give more unemployment extensions, lets help all the poor people, how about free internet, how...
  • Jenna Jameson: ‘Next 4 years; Debt, unemployment and everything will still be Bush’s fault’ (sarc)

    11/08/2012 2:30:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Preach it, Jenna! As Twitchy has reported, Jenna Jameson is an outspoken critic of President Obama. Of course, this means she has been on the receiving end of disgusting hate hurled by the Left. Ms. Jameson refuses to be silenced and continues to speak out.
  • Washington voters approve gay marriage [Traditional Marriage Supporters Concede]

    11/08/2012 2:29:15 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/8/12 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead. Opponents conceded the race Thursday, while supporters declared victory a day earlier.
  • After Obama Re-elected Benghazi Investigation Suddenly Picks Up Steam

    11/08/2012 2:27:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-08-12 | Curt
    Shocker! The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned. The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day. ...The House Intelligence Committee will hold its closed hearing on the attack on Nov. 15, Fox News has learned. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director David Petraeus and Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, are expected to testify. The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to meet the same day to...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Thursday, November-8-2012

    11/08/2012 2:25:19 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 76 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Capitol Christmas tree visits GJ

    11/08/2012 2:22:41 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 11/8/12 | Richie Ann Ashcraft
    Several hundred people gathered in the parking lot at Cabela’s Wednesday morning to get a glimpse of the Capital Christmas tree which was cut last weekend in the White River National Forest near Meeker. “Isn’t it just beautiful?” asked Carmen Brin as she used her hands to shield the sun so she could see through the clear plastic that revealed just the tip of the 73-foot-tall Engelmann Spruce. Others signed their names or wrote holiday messages on the tarp used to protect the tree as it is carried by semi-truck across the nation en route to Washington, D.C. “We came...
  • What Romney’s Transition Website Would Have Looked Like - Leaked Photos Revealed

    11/08/2012 2:17:13 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 58 replies
    If you’re a conservative, this story could be too painful for you to read. I suggest you click away now.For those who have stayed, below are pictures of Mitt Romney’s transition website that would have gone live had he been elected president on Tuesday. So how are you seeing it today? Well, the site accidentally went live for a brief moment on Wednesday, and because this is the internet, someone was able to grab screenshots before it was taken down.That someone is Roll Call’s Taegan Goddard. Below are the pictures he nabbed, which has a statement from “President-Elect Romney” and...
  • Teenage boy and girl 'locked in basement for a month to teach them discipline'...

    11/08/2012 2:16:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11.8.2012 | Louise Boyle
    FULL TITLE: Teenage boy and girl 'locked in basement for a month to teach them discipline' by adoptive parents A teenage boy and girl were imprisoned in a basement by their adoptive parents for a month, it has been claimed. The 13-year-old girl and a boy, 14, were allegedly being disciplined by the couple who were charged on Wednesday with child abuse and false imprisonment. Paul Alan Drake, 45, and his wife JoAnn Marie, 44, only allowed the children out of the basement to go to school in Ankeny, Iowa. Ankeny police chief Gary Mikulec told MailOnline via email that...
  • The Election and the Right [Good Analysis With The Stats We Have Now]

    11/08/2012 2:14:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/8/12 | Yuval Levin
    As we seem to be well into the “if only they had done what I would have done” stage of post-election analysis, I’m happy to admit that I believe that if the Romney campaign had offered a more coherent agenda and case regarding our economic predicament and positioned it within a broader argument about the nature of American life they could well have had far more success... First of all, the figures we have so far (even acknowledging that the exit polls were incomplete and imperfect, and that there are still some votes here and there to be tallied) suggest...
  • Bill O’Reilly: If the Economy Does Not Turn Around, the Democrat Party Will “Evaporate” (Video)

    11/08/2012 2:13:51 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 8,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Bill O’Reilly suggested last night that the Democrat Party may have some trouble if they can’t turn things around. “If the economy does not turn around, you can forget about the Democratic Party. They’re going to just evaporate. The people have been very generous to Barack Obama. The American people have been very generous to him. They’re giving him another chance. If he fails now. Believe me.”
  • “Hitting Bottom” – Matt Archbold lays it out (Must Read!)

    11/08/2012 2:13:21 PM PST · by NYer · 73 replies
    AlwaysCatholic ^ | November 7, 2012
    I can’t help but think that America is now like your brother who can’t keep a job, drinks too much, is constantly asking for money, and oh, has a crazy bad addiction that’s destroying his life.You tried just lending him money every time he promised to go straight but he just ain’t gonna’ do it. At some point you accept that he’s going to have to hit bottom. You don’t know what bottom looks like but you know that he’s racing towards it. It might be jail, death, brain damage. Nobody knows. But at some point he’ll hear the thud...
  • Cuomo: NY superstorm damage could total $33B

    11/08/2012 2:12:01 PM PST · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/8/12 | COLLEEN LONG and FRANK ELTMAN
    Damage in New York state from Superstorm Sandy could total $33 billion when all is said and done, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as the state began cleaning up from a nor'easter that dumped snow, brought down power lines and left hundreds of thousands of new customers in darkness. A damage forecasting firm had previously estimated that Sandy might have caused $30 billion to $50 billion in economic losses from the Carolinas to Maine, including property damage, lost business and extra living expenses. Cuomo's estimate will likely push the bill even higher. A damage estimate of even $50 billion total...
  • How the Faithful Voted: 2012 Preliminary Analysis [Evang. up; other Prot. + white Catholics down]

    11/08/2012 2:10:53 PM PST · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    Pew Forum ^ | Nov. 7, 2012
    In his re-election victory, Democrat Barack Obama narrowly defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the national popular vote (50% to 48%)1. Obama’s margin of victory was much smaller than in 2008 when he defeated John McCain by a 53% to 46% margin, and he lost ground among white evangelical Protestants and white Catholics. But the basic religious contours of the 2012 electorate resemble recent elections – traditionally Republican groups such as white evangelicals and weekly churchgoers strongly backed Romney, while traditionally Democratic groups such as black Protestants, Hispanic Catholics, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated backed Obama by large margins. Vote Choice...
  • MY TAKE AND A PROPOSAL

    11/08/2012 2:10:11 PM PST · by 7thson · 13 replies
    I have thought this over after the election and some other things I have thought about before the election and over the last several years. Question – what seems to be the common denominator for all elections over the past several ones – that either make it close for our side when we win or bad when we lose? It may sound trite or a cliché but to me it is the media. Think about the debates for instance. It seems the liberal media hacks always moderate the debates. Why is that? There were the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960 and...