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  • No, Mr. Boehner, the Constitution is the Law of the Land

    11/11/2012 5:44:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 11-9-2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Yesterday, Diane Sawyer asked John Boehner in an interview if he planned to push for repeal of Obamacare. He responded that “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.” No, Mr. Boehner, the Constitution is the law of the Republic. In April 2011, following the failure of Republicans to defund Obamacare during the first budget battle, I wrote the following at Red State: If it is reckless to shut down the government over Obamacare, then there is nothing in the budget worth fighting for. Due to the degree of entrenchment of the existing entitlement, even Paul...
  • HITLER TO TAKE OVER ALL FRANCE AND CORSICA; OUR TROOPS IN ORAN, SPEEDING TOWARD LIBYA (11/11/42)

    11/11/2012 5:37:49 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/11/42 | Ned Russell, William Stoneman, W.H. Lawrence, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/11/12)[Prayer]

    11/11/2012 5:37:44 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/11/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Sar Shalom...The Prince of PeaceIsaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace
  • Will we hear Obama voters complaining?

    11/11/2012 5:35:57 AM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 44 replies
    November 11, 2012 | From The Deer Stand
    Along with Conservatives, every Liberal that voted for Obama will be seeing tax hikes, increased insurance premiums, layoffs, much higher gasoline and energy prices, higher food prices, fewer freedoms, more government intrusion, etc. under a free-wheeling second Obama term. When I hear someone whine about any of the above my first question will be: Did you vote for Obama. If the answer is yes, then I will remind them that this is the nightmare they voted for.Pray for America. God Bless our veterans.
  • Well, if your name is 'Drummer'...

    11/11/2012 5:33:22 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 7 replies
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  • The certain oncoming American economic collapse, when and how?

    11/11/2012 5:19:18 AM PST · by reaganator · 78 replies
    Many of us know the continuation of Leftist economic policies are destined to cause the economic and fiscal collapse of the United States. The Republican controlled House of Representatives may be a temporary firewall. My question is what will be the order of events of the melt down? I expect with each piece of the failure the federal government to intervene even more causing more problems. It would be very helpful in making preparations to survive these times to have an idea of how and when the collapse will unfold. If you have also been speculating on this topic share...
  • Here's the lesson from the election, folks

    11/11/2012 5:16:07 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 13 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/7/12 | Matthew Warner
    If you're discouraged or think the world is upside down, I have something for you. Guess what, regardless of who won the election, today we still have millions of babies being aborted every year. We still have 50% of marriages ending in divorce. We still have a supposedly Christian culture that has separated sex from marriage from procreation. We still have many Americans who are more likely to vote based upon peer pressure, or how nice somebody is, or their own self-interest, or by what the media told them, or by what's socially easy than they are to vote based...
  • Carny Nation

    11/11/2012 5:13:34 AM PST · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 10 Nov 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Come right in and step right up. See the bright lights and the oddities of nature. Inside folks, for the low price of twenty-two trillion dollars, you can see Binders of Women, Team Big Bird and entire reams of green windmills and fields full of bayonets and horses. Here lies become the truth and everything is full of sugar. And the highlight of the show with be Barack, the Exotic Prince from the Wilds of Indonesia and Kenya, with a special appearance by Oprah and a hologram of JFK. Here in the Carnival of Fools, the party never stops and...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 November 2012

    11/11/2012 5:06:53 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 241 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 November 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 11th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Price, R-Ga.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep.-elect Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Reps. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and Aaron Schock, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Baily's Beads near Solar Eclipse Totality

    11/11/2012 4:47:17 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | November 11, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Just before the Sun blacks out, something strange occurs. As the Moon moves to completely cover the Sun in a total solar eclipse -- like the one set to occur over parts of Australia on Tuesday -- beads of bright sunlight stream around the edge of the Moon. This effect, known as Baily's beads, is named after Francis Baily who called attention to the phenomenon in 1836. Although, the number and brightness of Baily's beads used to be unpredictable, today the Moon is so well mapped that general features regarding Baily's beads are expected. When a single bead dominates,...
  • The Reason Obama is President

    11/11/2012 4:46:38 AM PST · by kronos77 · 68 replies
    Pravda ^ | 07.11.2012. | Xavier Lerma
    Thomas Jefferson wrote: "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever." The revisionist historians have tried to "cover up" God himself by not allowing recent generations to know that America was once a nation of...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 11, 2012]

    11/11/2012 4:44:33 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Supreme Climb "He said, ’Take now your son . . .’" —Genesis 22:2 God’s command is, “Take now,” not later. It is incredible how we debate! We know something is right, but we try to find excuses for not doing it immediately. If we are to climb to the height God reveals, it can never be done later— it must be done now. And the sacrifice must be worked through our will before we actually perform it.“So Abraham rose early in the morning . . . and went to the place of which God had told him” (Genesis...
  • 'Meatless Mondays': LA urges residents to turn vegetarian one day a week

    11/11/2012 4:39:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 10, 2012 | Melissa Pamer
    Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week. Under a resolution unanimously approved by the city council this week, all future Mondays in the City of Angels have been declared "Meatless Mondays." It's part of an international campaign to cut down on meat consumption for health and environmental reasons. Both the spiritual home of the hamburger and a haven for the health-obsessed, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to support the Meatless Monday campaign. The nonprofit initiative, started in 2003, is associated with Johns Hopkins University's public health...
  • ’13 health premium will top $2,000

    11/11/2012 4:37:28 AM PST · by gotribe · 60 replies
    Dispatch.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Ben Sutherly
    As local employees sign up for their 2013 benefits, many are learning that they’ll lose a bigger chunk of their paychecks to health-care costs. For the first time, central Ohio employers will deduct, on average, more than $2,000 from their workers’ paychecks next year to help pay ever-pricier health-care premiums, according to a recent survey by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt. The survey included 113 employers in the Columbus area that represent 79,000 employees. Cost-shifting is just one way that employers have long tried to handle higher health-care costs. Local health-benefit experts say they’re seeing several other strategies emerge, too. For...
  • IDF fires warning shots into Syria after shell hits Golan

    11/11/2012 4:36:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/11/2012
    The IDF fired warning shots into Syrian territory on Sunday after a mortar shell fired from Syria hit an IDF outpost in the Golan Heights. The incident follows a similar spillover from Syria on Thursday, when a shell from Syria exploded in Moshav Alonei Habashan. "Further attacks [from Syria] will illicit a vigorous response," the IDF Spokesman's Office stated. The military also sent a letter to the United Nations warning Syrian forces to be careful in avoiding fire into the Golan. Just hours earlier, Defense Minister Ehud Barak threatened that Israel would respond should stray Syrian ordnance continue to strike...
  • Bankrupt Bakers Footwear liquidating 21 Los Angeles-area stores (150 altogether)

    11/11/2012 4:11:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | November 9, 2012 | Gregory J. Wilcox, Staff Writer
    Bankrupt Bakers Footwear Group on Friday began liquidating 150 stores across the country, including 21 in the Los Angeles area. The St. Louis-based company's stores are being liquidated by Tiger Capital Group and SB Capital Group and the process should be completed by year's end. Stores being closed have about $30 million in inventory, the companies said in a statement. There are 33 stores in California. The going-out-of-business sales involve 70 percent of the group's Bakers and Wild Pair mall-based stores, which are familiar to shoppers throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. Bakers Footwear Group sells a private-label and national-brand...
  • Just Before Hurricane, Obama Signed EO Merging DHS w/Private Sector To Create Virtual Dictatorship

    11/11/2012 4:01:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Shift Frequency ^ | November 10, 2012 | Gillian
    While all eyes were on Hurricane Sandy in the days leading up to the storm’s breach on the mainland of the Northeast, the White House was busy devising new ways to enslave Americans under the guise of protecting national security. On October 26, 2012, Barack Obama quietly signed an Executive Order (EO) establishing the so-called Homeland Security Partnership Council, a public-private partnership that basically merges the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with local governments and the private sector for the implied purpose of giving the Executive Branch complete and limitless control over the American people. One of the most effective...
  • FBI probe of Petraeus' emails purportedly led to discovery of extramarital affair

    11/11/2012 3:59:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/10/2012 | fox news
    The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair and his resignation Friday started when the agency began monitoring Petraeus’ email, Fox News has learned. The agency was alerted that biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom Petraeus had the affair, may have had access to his personal email account. The FBI investigation began when someone reported suspicious emails allegedly sent from Broadwell. The agency then determined that she allegedly had emailed a number of government employees. The FBI was at one point trying to determine whether any of the employees were being stalked, sources told...
  • Obamacare vs. Jobs: The law discourages the hiring of full-time employees

    11/11/2012 3:43:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 8, 2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Job seekers will soon have a harder time finding full-time work, thanks to Obamacare. As of 2014, the law will attempt to force employers to provide insurance — but in doing so, it will have the unintended effect of making part-time employees more desirable than full-timers. That’s because if a business with more than 49 full-time employees fails to offer insurance coverage, it will be required to pay a fine. And the fine will apply starting not with the 50th employee, but with the 31st. At $2,000 per employee after the first 30, these fines add up fast. A business...
  • Military Timeline From Night of Benghazi Attack Begs More Questions

    11/11/2012 3:30:50 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jennifer Griffin/Adam Housley
    After more than nine weeks of trying to reconcile their story line with that of the State Department and the CIA, the Pentagon finally released its timeline of the Libya terror attack during a Friday afternoon, off-camera briefing with an official who could only be quoted anonymously. The news was overtaken almost immediately by the announcement that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned, purportedly due to an extramarital affair. He was slated to testify in closed-door hearings on Capitol Hill this coming week before the Senate and House intelligence committees. Petraeus no longer plans to testify. However, while the Petraeus resignation...
  • Oakland robbers attack TV cameraman

    11/11/2012 3:27:36 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Henry K. Lee
    A KPIX news cameraman was punched and robbed during a live broadcast outside an Oakland high school, the latest in a spate of holdups targeting the media, police said Thursday. Reporter Anne Makovec and cameraman Gregg Welk were on the air shortly after noon Wednesday outside Oakland Technical High School near the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway. They were at the school to do a story on the passage of Proposition 30, the tax measure preventing deep cuts to education. As Makovec was finishing her report, police said, five men rushed up and grabbed a $6,000 camera from the...
  • UK court orders Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees in full after 'false and misleading' notice

    11/11/2012 3:09:28 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | November 10, 2012
    UK court orders Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees in full after 'false and misleading' notice The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ordered Apple to pay the legal fees of competitor Samsung on an 'indemnity basis' after the company published a "false and misleading" notice in the wake of a patent lawsuit over the iPad. The judgement, intended to humiliate Apple, will require the company to pay for all expenses associated with Samsung's legal defense, with any disputes over the exact amount likely to be resolved in the latter firm's favor.
  • Husband arrested, Shaima Alawadi, previously believed to be killed in California hate crime

    11/11/2012 2:53:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    EL CAJON, Calif. — Eight months after the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman that drew international attention because it appeared to be a hate crime, the woman’s husband has been arrested on suspicion of her murder. Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon announced the arrest Friday of Kassim Alhimidi, 48, and described the killing as an act of domestic violence. The March killing of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi made waves around the world after the couple’s 17-year-old daughter told reporters that she found a note by her mother’s bludgeoned body that read: “Go back to your country,...
  • School Children Taught About Gay Foreplay, Saran Wrap

    11/11/2012 2:48:43 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 85 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | November 8, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    A school district in Maine is apologizing after middle school students learned about homosexual foreplay during what was supposed to be a “Diversity Day” presentation. “I don’t want my child taught heterosexual foreplay, let alone homosexual foreplay,” outraged parent Kristy Howard told Fox News. The principal of Gorham Middle School sent a letter to parents apologizing for the graphic nature of the presentation by PRYSM, Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine. “They went beyond the scope of our intentions and discussed topics that we do not deem appropriate for our middle school,” Robert Riley wrote in a letter obtained by...
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule (Republicans have the edge)

    11/11/2012 2:31:19 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/10/12 | Keely Brazil
    Divided government still rules in the nation’s capital after last week’s Tuesday’s vote, but unity is increasingly the name of the game in cities such as Annapolis, Topeka, Concord and Little Rock. In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now...
  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    11/11/2012 2:24:05 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican... (NSFW: language)
  • Score One For The Kids: Washington and Georgia Produce An Election Night Highlight

    11/11/2012 2:16:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Austin Hill
    You’ve probably seen the post-election headlines: private sector employers in the U.S. have begun slashing jobs, attributing their economic hardship to President Obama’s healthcare and environmental policies. But did you hear how some Americans actually voted for some really good things – things that can make for a brighter future? It’s sad to see what our country has chosen. Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 on a pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry (if you don’t believe me watch the video on Youtube), and the Obamacare taxes and fees levied against healthcare technology companies are downright onerous. So once it was...
  • The New York Times Gets Life Support

    11/11/2012 2:11:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | John Ransom
    The common stock of the New York Times (NYSE: NYT) plunged from $10.87 last week to a close of $8.19 on Friday after the liberal mouthpiece announced that its 3rd quarter net income dropped 85 percent. While analysts are blaming soft advertising revenues, I think something more ominous is happening at America’s national, bleeding-heart newspaper. (Editor's note: I'm taking a few days off. I'll see you guys again on Tuesday with a crop of Email and Hate Mail)For sure, advertising revenues are dropping nationally as economic conditions have deteriorated over the last two quarters. Newspapers in general are struggling still...
  • Dear Republican Congress, Give Obama and His Boys Everything They Want

    11/11/2012 2:03:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 128 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Doug Giles
    A cigar aficionado and amigo of mine named Irwin penned a note to the Republican Congress the night after Obama got elected for four more years of this slop, and I thought I’d pass it on to you. Check it out ... Dear Republican Congress, As a conservative Republican I am begging you to give president Obama and those who voted for him everything they want. They want higher taxes on the rich and companies. Give it to them. They want higher capital gains taxes that will hurt their investments. Give it to them. They want a system that will...
  • We are not outnumbered

    11/11/2012 1:57:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2012 | Brian T. Carter
    There are at least three options in how conservatives respond to the election results:............ Third, conservatives can focus on turning out voters more likely to vote for conservatives. The pre-election polls were correct. Therefore, shouldn't conservatives also trust numerous polls showing that a slight majority of Americans are pro-life (CNN, Gallup), that a large majority of Americans oppose ObamaCare (NYT/CBS, WaPo), that a large majority of Americans (including many Hispanics) oppose amnesty (CNN), and a plurality of Americans consider themselves conservative? These polls suggest that conservatives are not outnumbered. Newt Gingrich was successful in nationalizing house races in 1994 because...
  • (Going) Forward

    11/11/2012 1:57:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I’m not much of a whiner, nor am I someone who makes predictions. I’d hoped for a Romney victory, though more for an Obama defeat. But that, when you think about it, was the problem. While there’s no doubt Romney would’ve been a much better President than the current occupant of that office, when people are presented with a choice between the vague they know and a vague they don’t know, they will pick what they know. Romney offered a vision of American that was different, but didn’t spend a lot of time explaining how it would get to different...
  • GOP's state losses hint at national fate

    11/11/2012 1:50:24 AM PST · by thecodont · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 10:39 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    Conservatives have long dismissed California, the nation's most-populous state and the world's ninth-largest economy, as the Left Coast, Wackyville and La-La Land. But after Tuesday's election, there is one thing that Republicans across the nation can no longer do - ignore it. The GOP failed to take the White House and lost an opportunity to reclaim control of the U.S. Senate, while trends that began in California - the burgeoning numbers of Latino, Asian American and young voters - are harbingers of what's ahead for Republican fortunes, Democratic consultant Garry South said. "They can denigrate this state all they want,"...
  • The Campaign Made No Difference

    11/11/2012 1:45:28 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 110 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | November 10, 2012 | Dick Morris
    The debates, the conventions, the storm coverage, Benghazi, the state of the economy, jobs data and all other events that affected all fifty states mattered. But the paid media, the in-person campaigning in swing states, and the massive ground game deployed by both sides accomplished nothing. Obama lost all the votes he was going to lose anyway in the swing states and Romney gained of the votes he was going to gain anyway in the swing states.
  • Florida officials order partial recount in tight House race between West and Dem challenger Murphy

    11/11/2012 1:44:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2012
    Election officials in St. Lucie County will recount early votes cast in the hotly contested race for Florida's 18th district's House seat between Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West and his challenger, Democrat Patrick Murphy. The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board announced late Saturday it had set an “emergency meeting” to start at 7 a.m. Sunday at its headquarters, to “recount all ballots cast during early voting.” The number of early ballots is estimated by officials to be roughly 37,000. West, who has refused to concede the race, is currently trailing Murphy by 2,442 votes, according to the latest results...
  • Free exhibit opening Veteran's Day TODAY (Houston) WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY (165 years of conflict/aftermath)

    11/11/2012 1:25:04 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Museum of Fine Arts Houston ^ | 11-11-12 | no byline
    About the exhibition On Veterans Day 2012, the MFAH debuts an unprecedented exhibition exploring the experience of war through the eyes of photographers. WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath gathers together nearly 500 objects, including photographs, books, magazines, albums, and photographic equipment. Images recorded by more than 280 photographers, from 28 nations, span 6 continents and more than 165 years, from the Mexican-American War in the mid-1800s to present-day conflicts. Iconic photographs as well as previously unknown images are featured, taken by military photographers, commercial photographers (portrait and photojournalist), amateurs, and artists.Plan Your Visit • Download a map of the exhibition...
  • Happy Veterans Day to all our FR Vets!!!

    11/11/2012 12:55:54 AM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 19 replies
    11-11-12 | self
    Happy Veterans Day to all our FR vets!!! You are the very best and we honor you! It is through your sacrafice that we freely post and exchange ideas. Words can never adequately express our gratitude. May God bless you this day and all days!
  • Chicago police take aim at even minor fugitives when they’re on ‘heat list’

    11/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 9, 2012 | Frank Main
    Brandon Milton’s crime might have been minor compared with the hundreds of murders and shootings in Chicago every year. .........p>....The effort springs from a Yale University sociologist’s finding that these “hot people” are far more likely, as a result of those social ties, to become a victim or perpetrator of deadly violence themselves.........Each person on the heat list is given a number — a heat index — rating how likely it’s deemed that person will be involved in a murder.Starting this past summer, McCarthy doubled the number of officers in the fugitive unit — in part to focus on these...
  • FR is and will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family site. [FReepathon thread XXXVII]

    11/11/2012 12:15:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 546 replies
    After Romney's unfortunate loss, we see the weaker sisters of the GOP now pushing to cut back on the so-called "social issues." They feel we must pander to the godless liberals to get votes. Got news for them. Not only, no, but hell no! That's exactly the wrong formula. We cannot and do not want to try to out pander the socialist democrats. That's a losing proposition from the git go. FR is and will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-borders, pro-constitution, pro-small (constitutionally limited) government, pro-defense, independent, grassroots conservative site!! GOP-e RINOs and pushers of "moderation" can get...
  • Vanity: For My Dad, who has Alzheimer's

    11/11/2012 12:09:12 AM PST · by Yaelle · 107 replies
    Sad heart | 11/10/12 | Self
    I wrote this tonight and just need to share it. Maybe some of you have family members with this insidious disease too. Hello; it's good to see you. I don't remember why it's good to see you, but it is. I know I like you, and my eyes crinkle in evident delight that you are here. Immediately I want to rattle off something witty and topical,  But I don't remember the words right. So I look for something I can see, and relate it to you. It's good to see you. My smile is not like my smile of before....
  • Thousands of banks may disappear: Wall Street-Obama's 2nd term will be death knell for small banks

    11/10/2012 11:51:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 9, 2012 | Stephen Gandel, senior editor
    Do we need to worry about Too Small to Survive? Now that President Obama has been re-elected, analysts, consultants and dealmakers have turned from whether Dodd-Frank will be repealed to what it means for banks now that it's likely here to stay. The overwhelming conclusion: Thousands of small banks will soon disappear. Emmett Daly, a Sandler O'Neill dealmaker who specializes in small banks, predicted at an industry conference put on by Mergermarket on Thursday that the number of banks in the U.S. would shrink to a few hundred. There are currently more than 7,000. Bill Egan, head of financial institutions...
  • Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America government.

    11/10/2012 10:12:43 PM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | Created: Nov 07, 2012
    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from...
  • Report: FBI whistle-blower contacted Eric Cantor on David Petraeus affair

    11/10/2012 9:46:58 PM PST · by Arthurio · 132 replies
    Report: FBI whistle-blower contacted Eric Cantor on David Petraeus affair By: John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman November 11, 2012 12:16 AM EST House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke to an FBI whistle-blower two weeks ago who accused then-CIA Director David Petraeus of having an extramarital affair and potentially jeopardizing the security of classified information, according to a news report. Cantor’s chief of staff, Steve Stombres, later met with FBI officials to pass on the accusations from the whistle-blower, the New York Times reported on Saturday night. (Also on POLITICO: 6 questions on Petraeus's exit) Cantor’s involvement in the Petraeus scandal...
  • WWRD: What would Reagan do after Obama's re-election?

    11/10/2012 9:37:59 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 53 replies
    ...Ronald Reagan was a lifelong optimist and an example of remarkable resilience especially in bad times. After Barry Goldwater went down to the greatest presidential defeat in American history to that point in 1964, Reagan, whose nationally televised speech was the one shining success in that campaign, was neither shaken no disheartened. Within two years he had won the governorship of California – and the rest is history. Reagan therefore would not have lost heart and despaired of conservative and patriotic principles, nor of America.He would have taken a good night’s sleep and got up in the morning eager to...
  • EU: German risks rift with France over economic healthcheck demands

    11/10/2012 9:35:54 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/10/2012
    Germany demands probe into French economy Germany's finance minister has reportedly asked a panel of top advisers to examine France's economic problems amid concerns that weaknesses could spread to the rest of Europe. Wolfgang Schaeuble has asked the distinguished "wise men" panel, which advises the government in economic matters, to examine possible reform proposals for France, according to German daily Die Zeit. Although a spokesman for the council dismissed the claims as outside "the council's legal remit," Lars Feld, an economist who sits on the panel, told Reuters: "Concerns are growing given the lack of action of the French government...
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule

    11/10/2012 9:33:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil
    In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraska’s unicameral...
  • Katherine Gavin Served During WWII On The Homefront

    11/10/2012 9:12:20 PM PST · by girlangler · 8 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 11/9/12 | Etta Pettijohn
    By Etta Pettijohn “Life just happened to us,” Katherine Gavin recalled this week as she sat beside another World War II veteran at the New Mexico Veteran’s Hospital in T-or-C. The petite 91-year-old wore the uniform for this country when there were fewer than 1,000 women who did so for the United States Air Force. Although she eventually managed to travel the world, her armed forces duty took place on the homefront, where she served as a WASP control tower operator at Weir-Cook (known later as Stout) Air Field in Indianapolis, Ind., the ninth in the nation to be certified...
  • The Music Man On The Battlefield

    11/10/2012 9:03:36 PM PST · by girlangler · 2 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 11/9/12 | Etta Pettijohn
    “A quiet man of music, denied a simpler fate . . . He gave to me a gift I know I never can repay … He tried to be a soldier once, but his music wouldn’t wait . . .” -- Leader of the Band, Dan Fogelberg. The Music Man on The Battlefield By Etta Pettijohn Music was Ed Harn’s life, the pulse that has carried him through 91 years of creative existence, beginning as a boy in Murphysboro, Illinois, and through the challenges rendered on the battlefield in France during World War II. The resident of the New Mexico...
  • Man robbed and sexually assualted woman in Beacon Hill apartment, police say

    11/10/2012 9:01:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 10, 2012 | Jaclyn Reiss
    Boston police said they are searching for a man who broke into a Beacon Hill apartment early this morning, robbing and sexually assaulting the woman who lives there. Police say the man forced his way into the apartment, located near Joy and Myrtle streets, just after 3 a.m. Saturday. The suspect showed the woman who lived there a weapon -- possibly a knife -- before robbing and sexually assaulting her, police said.
  • Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

    11/10/2012 8:58:22 PM PST · by River Hawk · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov. 9th, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis. Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice. Only Texas remains secure -- for now. At the presidential level, the Republican Party is at death's door. Yet one already sees the same physicians...
  • Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States...

    11/10/2012 8:56:44 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 51 replies
    White House Petitions ^ | 11-07-12 | Michael E, Slidell LA
    Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government. As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they...