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  • Letterman's Post-Election Obama Ad: ‘Hey Clint – (Bleep) You!’

    11/09/2012 9:01:42 AM PST · by chessplayer · 51 replies
    <p>David Letterman took a vulgar swipe at Clint Eastwood Thursday.</p>
  • Companies plan massive layoffs as Obamacare becomes reality

    11/09/2012 8:58:44 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/9/12 | Kerry Picket
    Freedom Works has put together a list of companies that will be laying of employees as a result of President Barack Obama's health care law: Welch Allyn Welch Allyn, a company that manufactures medical diagnostic equipment in central New York, announced in September that they would be laying off 275 employees, or roughly 10% of their workforce over the next three years. One of the major reasons discussed for the layoffs was a proactive response to the Medical Device Tax mandated by the new healthcare law. Dana Holding Corp. As recently as a week ago, a global auto parts manufacturing...
  • Sean Hannity, John Boehner say GOP should tackle immigration reform

    11/09/2012 8:57:48 AM PST · by Hilda · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 9, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Just two days after President Barack Obama sailed to re-election over Mitt Romney, boosted by more than 70 percent of the Latino vote, some Republicans are striking a new tone on illegal immigration.
  • Maps of the 2012 US presidential election results

    11/09/2012 8:57:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    Univerity of Michigan ^ | 11-08-2012 | Mark Newman
    Most of us are, by now, familiar with the maps the TV channels and web sites use to show the results of presidential elections. Here is a typical map of the results of the 2012 election:
  • Energizer to cut more than 10 percent of workforce

    11/09/2012 8:54:25 AM PST · by Rio · 6 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 11/8/2012 | Jessica Wohl
    Energizer Holdings Inc (ENR) said on Thursday that it would cut more than 10 percent of its workforce, or about 1,500 people, as it tries to rev up results in its battery business.
  • High-End Personal Computers Account for Less Than 10% of PC Market – Report.

    11/09/2012 8:53:22 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 11/08/2012 02:54 PM | Anton Shilov
    Mainstream and Value PCs Remain to Be the Most Popular Consumers continue to favor lower-end desktop PCs and notebook computers over high-performance models for this year and beyond, with the top-end systems accounting for only 6% of the market in 2012, according to an IHS iSuppli market research company.“For the desktop as well as the notebook PC market, the continuing domination of lower-end computers is due to the rising performance overall of PCs and their greater affordability to the purchasing public,” said Peter Lin, senior analyst for compute platforms at IHS. Modern PCs Now Good Enough for Everything This year,...
  • 6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90 Days--Average 68 per Day

    11/09/2012 8:50:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    6,125 Proposed Regulations and Notifications Posted in Last 90 Days--Average 68 per Day By Penny Starr November 9, 2012 ( – It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its website. In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day. The website allows visitors to find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. federal government. "Help improve Federal regulations by submitting your comments," the website says. The thousands of entries run the gamut from...
  • VANITY: 70 Years Ago Today Freedom Wept

    11/09/2012 8:44:18 AM PST · by pepsi_junkie · 11 replies | 11/9/2012 | pepsi_junkie
    Today, November 9, is a pivotal date in American history. It was 70 years ago today where America began a slow but relentless transformation from a free society where the people are sovereign to one where we are tokens of the government. In 1941 Roscoe Filburn harvested wheat he had planted on his own land and he sold a portion but he kept the rest for his own use. This was a problem, because the government had passed a law in 1938 that said you could only grow so much wheat; it planned to prop up prices by limiting supply....
  • Karl Rove claims President Obama won reelection by 'suppressing the vote'

    11/09/2012 8:43:26 AM PST · by dirtboy · 105 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/8/2012 | Jonathan Lemire
    The Republican super-strategist was feeling the heat after his shadowy political committees burned through $100 million on anti-Obama attack ads — to little effect. Republican super-strategist Karl Rove tried to shift blame Thursday for his failed spending spree to defeat President Obama, claiming Obama won reelection by “suppressing the vote.” Rove was feeling the heat after his shadowy political committees burned through $100 million on anti-Obama attack ads — to little effect. Obama’s top strategist, David Axelrod, joined the piling on Thursday, chortling that if he were one of the Republican benefactors who bankrolled Rove, he’d be “asking where my...
  • Recommended dealers in West Virginia? (vanity)

    11/09/2012 8:37:15 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 17 replies
    self | 11/9/12 | NewJerseyJoe
    A long-time FReeper here, thinking about making a brief shopping excursion into West Virginia. Looking for retail recommendations -- dealers known for quality, selection, and value. "One-stop shopping" for the Christmas goodies that a Constitution lover would want and need for 2013. Recommendations? Thank you!
  • Good News: Obama Won County in Ohio with 108% Voter Registration

    11/09/2012 8:33:59 AM PST · by rightistight · 108 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/09/12 | Aurelius
    I can't believe President Obama's luck. First, he received over 99% of the vote in districts where GOP inspectors were illegally removed. Next, he won 100% of the vote in 21 districts in Cleveland. Well, he's gotten another lucky break! Mr. Obama won Wood County in Ohio this year. That's right, Mr. Obama won the majority of Wood County's 108% of registered voters. That's not a typo. In 2012, 106,258 people in Wood County are registered to vote out of an eligible 98,213. But it certainly must all be a coincidence, right? Democrat Daniel Gordon, First Ward Council Member, remarked...
  • BenGhazi Raw information collection thread

    11/09/2012 8:31:45 AM PST · by cyn · 14 replies
    self | 11/9/12 | cyn
    If it has not been done already, it seems we would benefit from having all the RAW information we can find gathered in one thread for others to peruse and consider, as has been done in other situations. "RAW" is subject to interpretation ... post anything you think may be helpful to those trying to understand this travesty and we'll see how it goes. Beginning post is the information collected and put together by Freeper Dave Mellon, aka Ben Ghazi Gates, thus the numerical listing in order of his posts. 1 (beginning point?)Video Shows Libyans Retrieving Envoy’s Body --
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Lines Friday",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 9,2012

    11/09/2012 8:31:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 192 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 9,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like This
  • Fox Snow Dive

    11/09/2012 8:30:22 AM PST · by navysealdad · 7 replies
    A red fox listens out for mice scurrying six feet beneath the snow before diving head first into the drift to snap up its prey.
  • TECO laying off 90 in coalfields [War on Coal]

    11/09/2012 8:29:54 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 9 replies ^ | November 9, 2012
    HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — About 90 jobs are being lost in the eastern Kentucky coalfields. WYMT-TV ( ) in Hazard reported TECO Coal Corporation is cutting back production and shedding jobs. Company personnel director Paul Matney told the station no mines are closing, but manpower and staffing is being trimmed to match reduced production from the mines. Matney said the layoffs are at several locations and are the result of economic conditions in the coal market. ___ Information from: WYMT-TV,
  • Secret Deal Between Boehner and "Don" Obama & Obama's Post-Prezzy Plans - Holywood!

    11/09/2012 8:28:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-9-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)John-boy and BO have both been able to get in touch with their girly sides, it looks like they’ll be able to get together and work through their feelings on the pending fiscal Armageddon. I predict they’ll reach an amiable agreement on both tax increases and spending cuts. I smell an $18 trillion debt ceiling for Christmas! (snip)I can report that Big Guy’s already thinking about his next gig.(snip) (snip)Why can’t a two-bit politician who hit the political jackpot likewise be able to ply his trade in Hollywood?(snip) [A reading from the unreleased script for The Godfather IV(snip) Don Obama:...
  • What I can do ... right now ...

    11/09/2012 8:27:35 AM PST · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 29 replies
    now | me
    In the spirit of this thread: ... I am doing this one, small thing ... Whenever there is a financial transaction in my life, I insert 'soft language' about the election: Example: When cancelling a service, I respond calmly and dispassionately when they ask: "Due to my personal budget, I can't afford this service anymore. In light of the current election, I need to prepare for financial uncertainty." Another: Buying an item in a store ... salesperson tries to up-sell me on another item, again I say: "Thank you for the recommendation. However, due to the current election, I...
  • This Is America and We Can Take It

    11/09/2012 8:26:27 AM PST · by Jeanette Pryor · 18 replies
    Jeanette M. Pryor Writer ^ | November 9,2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    I am an American. If I end up in a gulag, I will make vodka from potato peels and sell it for a profit. If there are no potato peels, I will use grass. If there is no grass, I will invent the first method of extracting vodka from thin air. I will sell the technology and the vodka. And the air. I am an American. This is America And we can take it.
  • California's Liberal Supermajority: Taxpayers are going to get all the government they ever wanted

    11/09/2012 8:22:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2012 | Editorial
    For Republicans unhappy with Tuesday's election, we have good news—at least most of you don't live in California. Not only did Democrats there win voter approval to raise the top tax rate to 13.3%, but they also received a huge surprise—a legislative supermajority. Look out below.
  • We have lost

    11/09/2012 8:20:56 AM PST · by DH · 73 replies
    Via Email from a friend | 11/9/2012 | Roger
    We have lost..... The most productive people, the small business owners, the entrepreneurs and the honest wage earners of America are so demoralized right now I am not sure we will recover as a country. We have lost the most important election of our lifetime and did so after giving our best effort, spent the most money ever and working the hardest we have ever worked. The very people that America needs the most to generate a real recovery now have the least motivation to do so and worse, lack the confidence necessary to even justify the effort. We opposed...