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  • Jilted man kills six colleagues in Moscow shooting rampage

    11/08/2012 9:16:10 PM PST · by klpt · 6 replies
    ITN ^ | 8 November 2012 | Melissa Nathoo
    A 30-year-old Russian man has shot dead six of his colleagues at a pharmaceutical company in Moscow. Dmitry Vinogradov was granted access to the building as he worked at the firm as a lawyer. He changed into camouflage gear and armed himself with two semi-automatic rifles, before shooting dead four men and two women at their desks. Another woman was wounded. Following the rampage, Vinogradov gave himself up to security guards. It is believed the lawyer had gone on a five-day drinking binge after being jilted by an ex-girlfriend - a pharmacist at the company. At a court hearing for...
  • What luck! Obama won dozens of Cleveland districts with 100% of the vote.

    11/08/2012 9:13:45 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 89 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11-08-12 | Aurliu
    President Obama must have run a great campaign considering the tremendous numbers he put up in numerous big cities. Over in Philadelphia, he was lucky enough to get 90% percent turnout in some districts with over 99% of the vote.
  • Yes, Another Vanity Suggesting Fraud ie vote destruction.

    11/08/2012 9:13:02 PM PST · by Bigjimslade · 53 replies
    Vanity | 11-8-2012 | Vanity
    Sorry but I think we have just witnessed a whole new level of voter fraud. Yes, the dems undoubtedly manufactured votes but did they also destroy valid ballots ? Feel free to pick my ideas apart, I hope you do so I can get this crap off my mind. Just please do it using the numbers not just your impressions. I don't know who else noticed this but when the early/absentee votes for OH showed up and the 1% precints was still showing Dick Morris tweeted not to worry as this was the early vote. However, I was very worried...
  • How will GOP solve fiscal cliff riddle?

    11/08/2012 9:02:58 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/8/12 11:09 PM EST | By STEVEN SLOAN and KELSEY SNELL
    Republicans know they’re going to have to budge on revenues in the looming debt and spending debate. The question is when to blink. The problem: Revenue increases, which could solve the fiscal cliff riddle this fall, are also their best bargaining chip for an even bigger fight to overhaul the Tax Code expected next year. GOP lawmakers — especially those on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee — say tax increases should happen only as part of a fundamental Tax Code rewrite that also lowers marginal tax rates, a policy dream that won’t be realized until next year at the...
  • Fraud in PA: Obama got over 99% of vote at polls where GOP inspectors were removed

    11/08/2012 9:02:17 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11-08-12 | Areliua
    Across Philadelphia, GOP poll inspectors were forcibly (and illegally) removed from polling locations. Coincidentally (or not), Mr. Obama received "astronomical" numbers in those very same regions, including locations where he received "over 99%" of the vote.
  • Ombud: Why the GOP's "Demographics Problem" Meme is Bogus

    11/08/2012 9:01:36 PM PST · by SquarePants · 10 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Ombud
    If you haven't heard yet about the GOP's huge "demographics problem," then get ready, because you'll be hearing about it a lot over the coming days and weeks. The media will hammer on the idea that the GOP is doomed by the rapid "diversification" of America, because they want to demoralize the American people. Many of the GOP-elite who pushed Romney on their base will concur, mainly because it's a convenient way to deal with their loss without pointing the finger at themselves. But neither of these groups are living in Realville, where there is no demographic problem that can't...
  • Boehner 'confident' GOP, Obama can reach deal on immigration

    11/08/2012 8:59:56 PM PST · by Will88 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2012 | Daniel Strauss
    "Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he was "confident" Republicans could agree to a comprehensive immigration bill. "
  • Confused about slugs - vanity

    11/08/2012 8:39:04 PM PST · by Westchester · 41 replies
    I have a Mossberg 535 with the standard smooth barrel that comes with the purchase of the gun. What slugs do I buy for it? Several sources say a smooth barrel is just fine for rifled slugs, while others seem to indicate I would need to buy a different barrel. Thank you.
  • News - Local Parents Outraged Over a Teacher's Alleged Negative Comments About President Obama

    11/08/2012 8:33:24 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 41 replies
    KATC-TV3 Lafayette Louisiana ^ | 11/8/12 | Jenise Fernandez
    Outraged over a teacher's alleged negative comments in class about President Obama has parents at Delcambre Elementary fighting back. The day after election day, Lindsey Shello's son told her his fourth grade teacher wore all black to school. He said the teacher told class she was attending America's funeral, because Barrack Obama was re-elected president. "She made the comment that since Michelle Obama is first lady and with the meal plan she has, the kids are gonna look like toothpicks in a few months," said Shello. Shello says the teacher also told the class, the US would become the new...
  • News - Local Parents Outraged Over a Teacher's Alleged Negative Comments About President Obama

    11/08/2012 8:33:13 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 7 replies
    KATC-TV3 Lafayette Louisiana ^ | 11/8/12 | Jenise Fernandez
    Outraged over a teacher's alleged negative comments in class about President Obama has parents at Delcambre Elementary fighting back. The day after election day, Lindsey Shello's son told her his fourth grade teacher wore all black to school. He said the teacher told class she was attending America's funeral, because Barrack Obama was re-elected president. "She made the comment that since Michelle Obama is first lady and with the meal plan she has, the kids are gonna look like toothpicks in a few months," said Shello. Shello says the teacher also told the class, the US would become the new...
  • Why Hispanics Don’t Vote for Republicans [because they tend to favor big government]

    11/08/2012 8:31:33 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 52 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov 7 2012 | Heather Mac Donald
    The call for Republicans to discard their opposition to immigration amnesty will grow deafening in the wake of President Obama’s victory. Hispanics supported Obama by a margin of nearly 75 percent to 25 percent, and may have provided important margins in some swing states. If only Republicans relented on their Neanderthal views regarding the immigration rule of law, the message will run, they would release the inner Republican waiting to emerge in the Hispanic population. If Republicans want to change their stance on immigration, they should do so on the merits, not out of a belief that only immigration policy...
  • Approximately 4 Million MORE votes for Romney than McCain (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:26:30 PM PST · by Strategerist · 13 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Strategerist
    Based on CNN vote totals and estimated percentage of votes in by state (a number of states still have less than 90% votes counted), through spreadsheet analysis Romney will end up with approximately 64 million votes; McCain received approximately 60 million votes. Of course, we can't know how the uncounted votes will turn out; my assumption is that it matches the relative percentages of the votes already counted in each state. I'd be pretty surprised if it ended up less than 3 million more votes for Romney than McCain. Even adjusting McCain's total upward to reflect growth in the voting...
  • Cat appears to come in third in Virginia’s U.S. senate race

    11/08/2012 8:23:11 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 32 replies
    constitution daily ^ | Scott Bomboy
    The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box instead of the ballot box if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat. It’s entirely possible that third-place finisher in Virginia is Hank the Cat, a Maine Coon who ran on a pro-feline, job-creation platform. In the current online results, Kaine is ahead of Allen by about 184,000 votes as of Thursday morning. The race was expected to be very close, and it was part of a record spending spree...
  • A place where the bills never comes due

    11/08/2012 8:23:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    We (all of us except the godless social democrats) hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Godless social democrats don't believe in the Creator, nor do they believe in unalienable rights, nor do they believe in Equality for all men, nor do they believe in Liberty, nor do they believe in Life. And they have no concept of what "pursuit of Happiness" even means. They believe government holds unlimited power over us and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-09-12, Feast, Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

    11/08/2012 8:20:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 11-09-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 9, 2012   Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome   Reading 1 Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 The angel brought meback to the entrance of the temple,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple,south of the altar.He led me outside by the north gate,and around to the outer gate facing the east,where I saw water trickling from the southern side.He said to me,"This water flows into the eastern district down...
  • New York Times: GOP Dwindling Collection of 'Angry,' 'Grumpy Old White Men'

    11/08/2012 8:20:22 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    The New York Times issued a triumphant editorial Thursday, "Republicans, Unplugged – A diverse America hear the right-wing appeal to fear and resentment and didn't buy it." We’ll leave the Republicans to their discussions in quiet rooms in the hope that at least a few are suggesting throwing out their old and failing playbook, seemingly written by and for a dwindling society of angry white men. ....But the Republicans don’t have a Hispanic problem. They have an America problem, a country that is growing more diverse and, on a wide range of issues, shows a sensible moderation and social tolerance...
  • Leftist Ford Foundation Cuts WaPo $500K Check (July 30, 2012)

    11/08/2012 8:15:18 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 48 replies
    According to the Washington Post, the Ford Foundation has given the newspaper some $500,000 to hire four new staff – a lucrative $125,000 per job deal. The goal: to try “new approaches to preserve and advance high-quality journalism.” The four new positions will “work on special projects related to money, politics and government … The one-year-grant – with an agreement in principal for two additional years – is part of the Foundation’s Freedom of Expression program, an initiative aimed at promoting journalism in the public interest.” The Ford Foundation recently handed $1 million to the Los Angeles Times to cover...
  • Russia Church Leader Embarks on Holy Land Visit

    11/08/2012 8:14:12 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Orthodox Church ^ | 11/9/12 | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP)—Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Friday will make his first visit to the Holy Land since becoming head of the powerful church in 2009, in a trip which underlines his global influence as a religious leader. Kirill’s first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories will be held “under the sign of peace,” spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church, Father Alexander Volkov, told AFP. The visit will see Kirill meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, the Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas and King Abdullah II of Jordan in a new sign of his importance as a global religious...
  • [VIDEO] Students chant for ‘Karl Marx’ & ‘socialism’ in front of White House at Obama victory rally

    11/08/2012 8:12:02 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 23 replies
    A group of college students chanted “Karl Marx” and “socialism” while celebrating President Obama’s electoral victory in front of the White House late Tuesday night, a video shot by Campus Reform reveals. The raucous group of students chanted “Karl Marx, Karl Marx, Karl Marx,” and cited abortion, socialism, and “Obama phones” as reasons for their support of President Obama’s second term. VIDEO:
  • John Boehner Says Obamacare 'Law Of The Land': VIDEO

    11/08/2012 8:10:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Towleroad ^ | November 8, 2012 | Andrew Belonsky
    House Speaker John Boehner wouldn't go so far as to say that he and his Republican colleagues won't waste time trying to overturn President Obama's healthcare law, but the Representative did tell ABC News' Diane Sawyer that the signature legislation is "the law of the land." "It's pretty clear that the president was reelected, Obamacare is the law of the land," he said, before adding, "I think there are parts of the healthcare law that are gonna be very difficult to implement. And very expensive." Asked, "You won't be spending the time next year trying to repeal Obamacare?" Boehner responded,...
  • Is Obama an Avatar ??!!

    11/08/2012 8:02:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/4/2010 | barelypolitical
    Obama the Avatar? Does this effect the Oscars? Our congressional leaders had the guts to confront this issue at the recent Health Care Summit.
  • The New Welfare Swindle. (CRAZY MONEY)

    11/08/2012 8:01:29 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 86 replies
    American spectator ^ | 11/17/11 | By Christopher Orlet
    Ever since I moved to the inner city one thing has puzzled me more than any other, and that is how my low-income neighbors get by. Assuming they aren't doing anything illegal, how do they afford their homes, their meals, their gadgets, their cars? Few seem to work, even part time, for they are home in the morning when I leave for work, home if I stop by for lunch, and home when I return in the evening. They can't work the graveyard shift, for they keep me up half the night with their raucous music. I am left to...
  • The College Football Czar: Week 11

    11/08/2012 7:53:24 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 1 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 8, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar Week 11 Week ten in review: For the second time this season, the College Football Czar must issue a retraction. A few dozen more, and he may find himself writing for the New York Times. Last week, he wrote that Air Force was looking to clinch the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy against Army, when in fact, they were merely trying to stay in contention for it, having lost to Navy in overtime earlier this season. Army’s 41-21 shocker over the AFA means that possession of the trophy will be decided in the season-ending Army-Navy game. All the undefeated...
  • We Lost...Who To Blame And Why

    11/08/2012 7:53:08 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 105 replies
    Alan Levy's Heavy Heart | 11/8/12 | Alan Levy
    We lost. We the People got our teeth kicked down our throat. I know that sounds harsh, but let's face it fellow Republicans, we're members of a party that failed to defeat a racist, dog-eating, homosexual agenda pushing piece of human garbage who isn't qualified to be a cashier at 7-11, let alone be President of the United States. We, the party of strong economies and national defense, failed as a party to dislodge an economically illiterate man who hates the US military with a passion. In short, this election was an absolute train wreck that may very well destroy...
  • SATIRE: Military Absentee Ballots Delivered One Day Late, Would Have Swung Election For Romney

    11/08/2012 7:52:22 PM PST · by FreePlay · 12 replies
    The Duffle Blog ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | Drew
    WASHINGTON, DC – Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.
  • President Obama: "I'm Really Proud of All of You." (Obama Tears Up)

    President Obama: "I'm Really Proud of All of You." If you want to see the tear flow it starts at 3:40.
  • Two Iranian fighters open fire on U.S. Predator(couldn't hit the broad side of a barn)

    11/08/2012 7:43:56 PM PST · by VA Voter · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | James Nye
    It has been confirmed that Iranian jets opened fire on an unmanned U.S.drone last week raising fresh concerns within the Obama administration about Iranian military aggression. A Predator drone operating off the coast of Kuwait, in international waters, was fired upon by two Su-25 Iranian fighter planes said George Little, the Pentagon press secretary. The incident occurred on November 1st at 4.15 a.m. eastern time and wasn't revealed publicly because the drone was on a classified mission.
  • Levin: Krauthammer, GOP Pundits Embarrassing Themselves On Immigration (audio)

    11/08/2012 7:42:15 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 92 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 8, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Mark Levin responds to calls from conservative commentators, like Charles Krauthammer, to grant amnesty to illegal immigration in order to entice Hispanics to vote Republican. Levin explains why this won't work and what a slippery slope amnesty would be. (Mark Levin Show, November 8, 2012) MARK LEVIN: You know, I've always known this, but I'm coming to the conclusion yet again that Republican leaders are really stupid people. And I'm coming to the conclusion that are an awful lot of stupid people posing as commentators on cable TV. I mean, where do these people come from? Now, this immigration issue....
  • What could be worse than Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense?

    11/08/2012 7:40:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/8/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    What could be worse than Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense? Another post-racial RINO (Republican in name only) with an antipathy for Israel: Yiddish speaking former Shabbos goy Colin Powell. One new name that has become a topic of speculation on military listservs and among Democratic national security hands in recent days is that of retired four-star Gen. Colin Powell. The moderate Republican former Secretary of State, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Adviser to Ronald Reagan post-Iran Contra famously endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008. Powell has consulted with Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan...
  • Joy-Ann Reid Dismisses Black, Hispanic Republicans As Mere 'Window-Dressing'

    11/08/2012 7:35:57 PM PST · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    As if she half-expected conformity, the Grio's managing editor Joy-Ann Reid expressed doubt on MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner that conservatives will ever be enlightened enough to move enough towards the center to win an election. Diversifying the messengers beyond white men and women simply isn't good enough to Reid, who condescendingly described Black and Hispanic Republicans as "window dressing" and "decoration": [video below, MP3 audio here ]
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: Not my fault that Mitt Romney lost!

    11/08/2012 7:31:34 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/7/12 | Kenneth Lovett
    Christie — a potential 2016 White House contender — said he worked harder than just about every other Republican to elect Romney, and that his recent praise of Obama had nothing to with Romney’s loss. “My activity with President Obama was just another chapter in the leadership I’ve tried to show in this state, which is people care more about getting things done than they care about partisanship,” he said Wednesday. “And I’m going to continue to conduct myself that way.”
  • Guess who may become Secretary of Defense (rhymes with Bagel)

    11/08/2012 7:29:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/8/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    President Obama's second term may include some cabinet reshuffling, and guess who might become Secretary of Defense.... Yes, Chuck Hagel. Many believe that current Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is only going to stay on as long as he has to, and sources say candidates for replacing him are already being discussed. Chuck Hagel, former Republican senator from Nebraska and good friend of the President’s, is being mentioned as a top candidate according to Politico. But the prospect of Hagel in such a high-level position would be a cause for concern for the state of Israel seeing as he has a...
  • Deadly Ebola & Lassa Viruses May Be More Common Than Thought

    11/08/2012 7:26:28 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies
    Live Science ^ | 11-8-2012 | Wynne Parry
    Deadly Ebola & Lassa Viruses May Be More Common Than Thought Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Date: 08 November 2012 Time: 02:01 PM ETEbola and Lassa are hemorrhagic fevers, made memorable by the horrific symptoms that can accompany them. First identified about four decades ago, these killer viruses can cause their victims to bleed both internally and from the mucosal membranes of the eyes, nose and elsewhere. A severe infection can also produce neurological problems, including tremors and brain swelling. But mounting evidence indicates these terrifying diseases, which occur in Africa, may not be the terrifying new arrivals — called emerging...
  • Where Did the Voters Go? Nowhere.

    11/08/2012 7:25:35 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 107 replies
    commentary magazine ^ | 11-8-12 | Jon Podhoretz
    As the national vote total began to solidify last night, one question on the minds of Republicans was: Where are the missing voters? Last night it looked like Mitt Romney had received something like 10 to 15 percent fewer votes than John McCain had in 2008, even though his percentage of the overall vote was at least two points higher. What did this mean? Where did the voters go? They didn’t go to Barack Obama, because exit polls suggested he had basically turned out the same demographic support he had four years ago. So where are they? Did this suggest...
  • **EXCLUSIVE** Senate Minority Leader: No Tax Hikes ("Read His Lips")

    11/08/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2012, 3:46 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    With conservatives across the country concerned about a rumored Republican cave-in in Washington, D.C. over tax policy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is speaking out. Read his lips: no tax hikes. McConnell said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News: One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in...
  • SEALs punished for role in developing 'Medal of Honor' video game

    11/08/2012 7:19:08 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 11/07/2012 | Courtney Kube
    Seven members of SEAL Team Six have been punished for supporting development of a video game released last month, according to a U.S. military official. The SEALs worked as paid consultants for Electronic Arts, the company that made "Medal of Honor Warfighter." They received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months. The SEALs do not face jail time. The official did not say what, if any, information the SEALs revealed by participating in the video game's development. However, a written statement from Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare, Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, indicates this is...

    11/08/2012 7:17:11 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 39 replies
    Newsweek/The Blaze ^ | 11/8/12 | 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?
  • Cunningham On Obama Win: "I Felt As If Something Crawled Inside My Body And Died" (video)

    11/08/2012 7:15:49 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 8, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Syndicated radio host and Ohio native Bill Cunningham expresses his disappointment in Tuesday's victory for Obama on tonight's broadcast of FOX News' "Hannity." "I felt as if something crawled inside my body and died. Tuesday night, I was lower than whale dung in the Mariana trench. Man, I talked with you. I was done. But today and last night, I said, 'You know what? We're not wrong. We didn't do it. The messenger wasn't the best, the message wasn't the best.' And I think that there were millions of moderates in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, who kind of sat this one...
  • Source: 7 Navy SEALs punished for secrecy breach

    11/08/2012 7:12:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/8/12 | ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior defense official says seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information. The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case, says the seven received what the military calls "nonjudicial" punishment on Wednesday. They are alleged to have provided the information to the maker of a video game.
  • Columnist on CBS: GOP Losing Because Electorate Isn't 'Old/Middle-aged, Angry White Guys'

    11/08/2012 7:11:36 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Liberal Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen caricatured the Republican Party's base on Thursday's CBS This Morning. Hiaasen asserted that President Obama won Florida on Tuesday because Mitt Romney's campaign didn't appeal to "people who vote who are not old/middle-aged, angry white guys."
  • Following the Truth: One Way To Be Sure You’re Following God’s Will… [Catholic & Open]

    11/08/2012 7:07:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies ^ | Apr 12th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    One Way To Be Sure You’re Following God’s Will… Apr 12th, 2012by Gary Zimak.  “Do you really believe God loves you? If you do, you know that everything that happens in your life is for your good. And it isn’t always a peaceful experience.” (Mother Angelica)How do I know what God wants me to do with my life? How can I be sure that I’m following His will?While this is a concern for anyone who is sincerely trying to follow the Lord, the answer is simpler than you realize. Although there are decisions that must be made in the course...
  • CAC Rule #1 Still Holds (GOP might be out of the White House for a while)

    11/08/2012 7:06:11 PM PST · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    RULE #1 EVERY TIME THE WHITE HOUSE HAS FLIPPED, THE WINNING PARTY SNAGS A STATE IT FAILED TO GRAB THE LAST TIME THEY FLIPPED IT. Those states may have been new to the union, or the demographics simply changed, which is the case since the 1960's. But the winning party in a flip always, without fail, gains states. Republicans' first flip from the Democrats: 1860 Democrats' first flip from the Republicans: 1884 White House Flips since 1884: INCUMBENT DEFEATED* 1888 back to R: NE,CO,KS INCUMBENT DEFEATED* 1892 back to D: CA,WI,IL INCUMBENT DEFEATED* 1896 back to R: ND,KY,WV,MD,DE,NJ,CT INCUMBENT DEFEATED*...
  • Pollster: I Know Evangelicals are Voting ‘If I See Cars with Little Statues of Jesus’

    11/08/2012 7:03:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    ( - American pollster John Zogby seemed to mock Evangelical Christians at a briefing specifically for foreign journalists that the U.S. State Department sponsored in Washington, D.C., on election day. “(I)f I see cars in the parking lot with little statues of Jesus and Bibles in the front seat, that means that Evangelicals are going to turn out to vote,” Zogby, president of Zogby International, told the foreign reporters.
  • Japan Is Going Down Again

    11/08/2012 7:03:19 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-8-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Japan Is Going Down Again Joe WeisenthalNovember 8, 2012The selloff continues. After a hard fall Wednesday, and a decent fall today in the US, Japan is down again. The Nikkei is currently off about 1%. US futures are ticking higher, but this is how yesterday night looked as well, so it's too soon to know whether the post-election bleeding has stopped.
  • The Way Forward

    11/08/2012 6:57:45 PM PST · by randita · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/8/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.</p> <p>The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented, and socially conservative (on abortion, for example).</p>
  • Wall Street gadfly Warren stands good chance of Senate banking seat

    11/08/2012 6:52:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Sarah N. Lynch
    (Reuters) - The chances are good, but not guaranteed, that Elizabeth Warren will secure a highly coveted seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a move that would dramatically elevate her campaign against Wall Street excess. Senior Senate Democratic aides, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Massachusetts senator-elect is a logical fit for the committee, even though it is rare for a freshman senator to get such a plum assignment. If she gets the slot, Warren's bully pulpit would be replaced with real power. The bipartisan panel can greatly influence policy decisions through its oversight of financial services, international trade,...
  • You Ready to Get Serious Now? You Ready to Listen? (Ann Barnhardt)

    11/08/2012 6:48:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 58 replies ^ | 11-7-12 | Ann Barnhardt
    So, what to do now? I have several action items for you. These are all re-hash, but I'll put them together and re-post them because maybe, just maybe, you people are actually ready to listen and do something. 1. TAX STRIKE If you are self-employed, stop paying quarterlies and DO NOT FILE next April. Boehner rolled over this morning and announced that the "Republicans" are gung-ho to raise taxes. They can only raise taxes on you if you pay taxes. Don't pay. DO NOT FILE. IF YOU ARE NOT SELF-EMPLOYED and your employer withholds your taxes, all you have to...
  • America goes into the darkness

    11/08/2012 6:47:29 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Melanie Phillips
    The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party. It is not being felt among the media, who are no longer objective observers but have turned instead into corrupt partisans who ruthlessly censored the truth about Obama and helped peddle his demonising propaganda about his opponent. It is not being felt among the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition. No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran. With four more years of Obama in the...
  • Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi

    11/08/2012 6:45:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on November 8, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Nor should they be.  Four Americans died, at least two of which might have been rescued had prompt action taken place when the attack occurred — and none of them would have been dead had the Obama administration paid attention to the increased warnings from our own staff and our allies around the region.  And let’s not forget the fact that this White House told a fable about a YouTube video for nearly two weeks, when enough data was almost immediately present to seriously undermine that story from the beginning.Saxby Chambliss isn’t forgettting, not just because an election has passed:...
  • Justice Scalia on Restoring the Constitution: "I don't know that I'm optimistic."

    11/08/2012 6:36:21 PM PST · by SC_Pete · 77 replies
    ( – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said recently that--"especially after last term"--he does not know if he is confident the Constitution can be restored to its original meaning. He likened his own efforts to do so to the character "Frodo" in the Lord of the Rings, who fights the good fight not certain he will win. While discussing his new book Reading Law at Stanford University on Oct. 19, the Hoover Institution’s Peter Robinson quoted to Scalia a passage from Scalia's book, Reading Law: "Originalism does not always provide an easy answer, or even a clear one. Originalism is...