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  • The President's Tax Bludgeon

    11/11/2012 8:34:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    wsj ^ | November 11, 2012, 10:58 a.m. ET
    President Obama's appearance on Friday in the White House East Room, his first public remarks since his re-election Tuesday. If the President wanted to send a gesture of magnanimity in victory, this wasn't it. Though the campaign is over, the event was staged like a campaign event, complete with a multi-ethnic backdrop for the cameras, a cheering crowd and no media questions. The President said he is "open to compromise" and isn't "wedded to every detail" of his budget proposals. He invited Congressional leaders of both parties to the White House to talk next week. Most of the speech repeated...
  • Petraeus told within last six weeks of probe that found affair

    11/11/2012 8:21:26 PM PST · by tobyhill · 92 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/11/2012 | By Catherine Herridge
    FBI investigators confronted then CIA Director David Petraeus within the last six weeks about his relationship with biographer Paula Broadwell, Fox News has learned -- a detail that comes as lawmakers complain they did not know about the issue until Petraeus resigned Friday. A source, who is not authorized to speak on the record about the FBI investigation due to its sensitive nature, characterized the meeting between Petraeus and Bureau agents as “recent, and within the last six weeks.” Asked when Broadwell was confronted, Fox News was told “a little before that.” Asked why the FBI did not brief Congress...
  • A couple of Benghazi observations from ZeroHedge

    11/11/2012 8:16:40 PM PST · by Carismar · 15 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | George Washington
    The article is informative for sure, but here are some further observations found in the comments section: The Stevens killing was a staged kidnapping – Obama’s October surprise – gone badly wrong. According to this theory, the idea was for Stevens to be “taken hostage”, and Mr. Nobel Peace Prize would free him after “delicate high-stakes” negotiations, and look like a hero, just before the election. (It would also have presented a welcome opportunity – or excuse – to hand over the “Blind Sheik” in exchange. Obama is under tremendous pressure to hand over the "Blind Sheik".) But the kidnappers...
  • Brace Yourself: Islamization of Europe Is A Good Thing

    11/11/2012 8:11:17 PM PST · by KGeorge · 69 replies
    YNet News ^ | 11 November 2012 | Kobi Nashoni
    Islamization isn't only happening in Europe. If these are our "allies", I'd sure hate to hear what our enemies have to say about us. According to Rabbi Baruch Efrati, "Jews should 'rejoice at the fact that Europe is paying for what it did to us for hundreds of years by losing its identity.' " "With the help of God, the gentiles there will adopt a healthier life with a lot of modesty and integrity, and not like the hypocritical Christianity which appears pure but is fundamentally corrupt," he explained." "even if we are in a major war with the region's...
  • Tell me what I'm missing (Vanity)

    11/11/2012 8:09:37 PM PST · by CountC · 31 replies
    11/11/2012 | me
    It seems to me that we're holding all the cards in this sequestration negotiation. We don't need to protect a President Romney and have nothing to lose, really. This is the deal I would offer Obama: We'll give you tax increases for $250k and higher. We'll even eliminate the debt ceiling. But, he needs to agree to repeal Obamacare. If he chooses not to accept our offer, tell him he'll have until X date in December, at which point everyone will head home for Christmas and he can explain to the American people why he's putting "economic patriotism" aside for...
  • MSNBC Panelist: White People Against Abortion Because They're Trying to Build Up The Race

    11/11/2012 8:08:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Briebart TV ^ | November 10, 2012
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  • Allen West vs. Patrick Murphy for Congress, FL; Update

    Some may have seen a headline today in the leftist Huffington Post stating Allen West has lost his re-election bid and will not have a recount. That is flatly incorrect. From Tanya Grimsley, electoral activist in the Allen West campaign, posted today in Facebook: Because the challenger Murphy jumped the gun as did most of the media without checking the facts and Congressman Allen West no conceding in this race, the ballots the were being counted were from the original race on Tuesday. These ballots put Allen West ahead, but not within the margin needed to declare victory. The ballots...
  • Plaque Stolen From Boyle Heights Veterans Memorial

    11/11/2012 8:02:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 11, 2012
    Plaque Stolen From Boyle Heights Veterans Memorial November 11, 2012 For 65 years, an obelisk-like monument has stood on Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights, a tribute to Mexican Americans who gave their lives in war for the United States. Then, sometime in October, thieves struck, making off with one of the large bronze plaques that had been fixed to the “Mexican American All Wars Memorial” in 1947. They also took two smaller ones nearby. The motive may be money: The metal may be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars to an unscrupulous firms that bale it with other scrap...
  • Peggy Noonan: Petraeus resignation "mysterious"

    11/11/2012 7:53:01 PM PST · by Arthurio · 40 replies
    The resignation of CIA Director General David Petraeus has raised more questions than answers, said a roundtable of political analysts on "Face the Nation," including Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, who called his announced departure over an extramarital affair "a little too mysterious" and "strange." "This feels a little Homeland, almost," Noonan said, referring to the cable television show about the CIA and terrorism. "And I just have to ask why do we have to lose him over this? That actually makes no sense." Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, said Petreaus' resignation "raises so...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-12-12, M, St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

    11/11/2012 7:48:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-12-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 12, 2012 Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr   Reading 1 Ti 1:1-9 Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christfor the sake of the faith of God's chosen onesand the recognition of religious truth,in the hope of eternal lifethat God, who does not lie, promised before time began,who indeed at the proper time revealed his wordin the proclamation with which I was entrustedby the command of God our savior,to Titus, my true child in our common faith:grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior. For this reason I left you in...
  • Disgrace: Barack Obama Broke Promise to Honor Cold War Veterans

    11/11/2012 7:47:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 11, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama once promised, as a U.S. Senator, to honor veterans of the Cold War, who have never received official recognition and are therefore prevented from full participation in many Veterans Day celebrations. But he never fulfilled that promise--neither in the Senate nor the White House--leaving Cold War veterans in the cold. This weekend, the Wall Street Journal documented the promise, made in 2006 to Frank Almquist, an Illinois constituent who had served in the Army in the 1980s. A medal for Cold War veterans seemed "appropriate," Obama wrote, and wrote that he hoped "this impasse can be broken...
  • If push comes to shove, will Rush, other wealthy conservative, buy Obama approved health insurance?

    11/11/2012 7:41:36 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 115 replies
    Almost four years ago Rush had chest pains during a vacation in Hawaii. He received the best possible care, and all turned out well. He revealed that he does not have health insurance and pays out of pocket, negotiating the best rate. Will Rush take this opportunity to be the civil rights leader of the 21st century and engage in civil disobedience? Will he tell Pharaoh Obama to let his people go!
  • Timeline Shows F.B.I. Discovered Affair in Summer

    11/11/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Arthurio · 21 replies
    November 11, 2012 Timeline Shows F.B.I. Discovered Affair in Summer By SCOTT SHANE and CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON — High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday. But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did...
  • Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono did not break up The Beatles

    11/11/2012 7:30:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:09PM GMT 11 Nov 2012
    Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that “it wasn’t that bad a thing” for John Lennon to leave the Beatles and said that Yoko Ono did not break up group. In an interview with Sir David Frost for Al Jazeera, Sir Paul, 70, said the departure of John Lennon from the band in 1969 was expected by the whole group. … Sir Paul also absolved Yoko Ono, Mr. Lennon’s then-wife of responsibility for the group breaking up. “She certainly didn’t break the group up,” he said. “The group was breaking up and I think she attracted John so much to another...
  • Biggest mistake of the campaign? Republicans assumed voters were smart

    Let’s face facts. Democrats gained in the House of Representatives, the Senate and the chief Democrat in charge was re-elected after one of the worst four year periods in American history, economically and constitutionally. How does that happen? Republicans/Conservatives gave voters credit for being smart while Democrats assumed they’re not. Let’s break down what Obama, Pelosi, Reid, the Obama SuperPACs, et al were saying for a year and a half: Republicans are prosecuting a war on women Romney only cares about his rich friends and Wall Street Romney is responsible for the death of a woman by somehow giving her...
  • Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?

    11/11/2012 7:14:16 PM PST · by dinoparty · 30 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Blake Hounshell
    So here is a bizarre twist in the David Petraeus resignation saga. Paula Broadwell, the biographer revealed as the woman having a secret affair with the now-former CIA director, gave a talk at the University of Denver on Oct. 26 in which she appeared to reveal sensitive, maybe even classified, information about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The most interesting revelation is her claim that the CIA was holding two Libyan militia members prisoner, which may have prompted the attack. (Though she also sought to explain the Obama administration's initial view that the attack was...
  • CEO of Papa John's says employees' hours will likely be cut due to ObamaCare (GOOD!)

    11/11/2012 7:11:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/11/2012 | fox news
    The CEO of popular pizza chain Papa John's says his employees may face reduced hours and he expects his business costs to rise because President Obama's re-election most likely insures the president's health care reform law will be implemented in full. NaplesNews.com reports John Schnatter made the remarks to a small group at Edison State College's Collier County campus the day after the election. Schnatter, who supported Mitt Romney in the election, said all Americans having health insurance under ObamaCare is a good, but estimates the change will cost Papa John's $5 million to $8 million annually. Schnatter estimated that...
  • The Next Steps

    11/11/2012 7:11:13 PM PST · by possum john · 12 replies
    My View of The World ^ | 11/11/12 | James P. Willis
    Well, the voters have spoken. Unfortunately, most of them said something very, very stupid. Despite the best efforts of many freedom loving Americans, Barack Obama will fail to lead this nation for another four years and Joe Biden will provide us all with incentive to pray for the President’s good health. While you’re at it, you might ask the Lord to enlighten him and set him on the right path. Don’t forget it was a talking ass that He used to get Balaam’s attention; perhaps he could do the same for Obama. Following the election we have been subjected to...
  • What's the Deal with the Jets and Tebow?

    11/11/2012 7:05:12 PM PST · by SquarePants · 29 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | Ombud
    I'm a Jets fan, and I have been one for almost 25 years now. I'm also a Tim Tebow fan, since his days playing for the Gators in my native Florida. He seems like a really quality guy, in pretty much every respect. The only knock on Tebow is that he can't throw accurately. Maybe that will continue to be valid, or maybe not. In the meantime the Jets have Mark Sanchez, the worst QB in the league stinking up the place every week, and Rex Ryan continues to stand by his man. I'm confused. They say Tebow can't throw...
  • Who has seen "Skyfall"? And what did you think of it?

    11/11/2012 7:02:59 PM PST · by EinNYC · 76 replies
    self | November 11, 2012 | Me, Myself, and I
    I promised myself that if I was able to find gasoline today in the fuel-starved NYC area, I would reward myself by seeing "Skyfall", the new James Bond movie. After getting in one gas line and being told immediately by an employee that they were out of gas, then sitting 50 minutes on another gas line only to be told they were now out of gas when I was getting close to the pumps, and then finally paying an exorbitant price for gas after a 10 minute wait on line, I had just enough time to make it to the...
  • Trading In Your Auto Insurer (Surviving Socialism)

    11/11/2012 7:01:31 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-24-12 | Karen Blumenthal
    If you have been with your auto insurer for several years, your faithfulness might be costing you a bundle. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Texas Office of Public Insurance Counsel, which represents consumer interests. The longer customers stay with a company, the more likely they are to pay more than they need to, said the agency, which looked at pricing and other data from large auto insurers. The analysis found that the insurers' risk of loss is less the longer you stay with the company, meaning you become more profitable to the company the longer you...
  • Baroness Warsi urges Muslims to celebrate Christmas (good luck)

    11/11/2012 6:57:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:15AM GMT 12 Nov 2012 | Robert Winnett
    British Muslims and other minorities should celebrate Christmas and the “politically correct brigade” should not interfere, a senior minister will say today. Baroness Warsi, Britain’s first Muslim Cabinet minister, will urge all minorities to “join in” with traditional British festivals. … The Conservative peer also discussed how she celebrated Christmas with her family and enjoyed carols. She insisted on sending out “proper, traditional” Christmas cards rather than “bland” multi-faith greetings. “Why not? White people celebrate Diwali and Eid,” she said. “And we all enjoy Bonfire Night.” …
  • Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

    11/11/2012 6:57:06 PM PST · by mgist · 51 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/11 | rachel Alexander
    Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud Rachel Alexander Nov 11, 2012 Click if you like this column! Sign-Up There were many factors that hurt Mitt Romney and favored Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The Democrats portrayed Romney in the worst light possible; as a wealthy, out of touch millionaire who wanted to return women to the 1800's. The left wing media predictably did everything it could to perpetuate that false caricature. Obama's race was an advantage; voters of all persuasions, particularly minorities, still cannot get over the allure of the first black president. The 47% of Americans...
  • "That's the power of RINO Engineering" (Freeper Made Video)

    11/11/2012 6:54:00 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/11/2012 | Icwhatudo
    Obama won 70% of the Hispanic vote. The GOP-e thinks that granting amnesty (and voting rights) to 15 million more will help their election chances. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KnXz_qZ5RE
  • It's All Over. Not.( Hey! That's Meant Specifically for You Down Trodden Conservatives.All of You!)

    11/11/2012 6:50:23 PM PST · by lbryce · 43 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | November 9. 2012 | Andrew Klavan
    I think it was Orson Welles who said, “If you want to tell a story with a happy ending, it all depends on where you stop.” To put it another way: every story is a tragedy, if you tell it to the end. As with lives, so with republics. Freedom is a living thing. It dies. Conservatives are like doctors. They can only win for the moment, the day, the year, the election cycle. And no matter the victory, time only goes one way. The republic grows older every day, the people travel further from their founding values and nothing...
  • Threat to Lord Patten as BBC chief gets £1.3 million ($2.1 million) payoff

    11/11/2012 6:48:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:56PM GMT 11 Nov 2012 | Steven Swinford
    Lord Patten, the chairman of the BBC Trust, came under increasing pressure last night as it emerged he approved a £1.32 million ($2.1 million) severance package for George Entwistle, the former director-general. Entwistle, who resigned on Saturday night after just 54 days in the job, leaves with a £450,000 ($715,365) lump sum on top of his £877,000 ($1,394,961.75) pension pot, which was described as “unjustifiable and unacceptable” by one MP. … Entwistle quit after Newsnight was forced to issue an “unreserved” apology to Lord McAlpine after it broadcast a report wrongly accusing a senior Conservative of pedophilia, which led to...
  • How Petraeus changed U.S. military

    11/11/2012 6:47:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Sunday, November 11, 2012 | Peter Bergen
    Historians will likely judge David Petraeus to be the most effective American military commander since Eisenhower. He was, after all, the person who, more than any other, brought Iraq back from the brink of total disaster after he assumed command of U.S. forces there in 2007. To understand how daunting a task that was, recall that when Petraeus took over in Iraq, the country was embroiled in a civil war so vicious that civilians were dying at the rate of 90 a day. Iraq's government itself was fueling the violence because the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior was home to...
  • Will Obama II Be Reagan I Or Truman III?

    11/11/2012 6:47:11 PM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    There are plenty of analogs for market and economic behavior currently echoing the past - some scary, some terrifying, and some hopeful. Barclays found two interestingly similar election-bound relationships to the current environment but with very different outcomes: Harry Truman's successful 'Fair Deal' 1948 campaign and Jimmy Carter's unsuccessful 1980 re-election effort. Via Barclays: In both cases business confidence and capital spending were soft during the election year; however, during the sprint to the November elections the market went in completely different directions. In 1948, the S&P 500 dropped 11% from June through late September, bounced in October then fell...
  • Mistresses give great headlines

    11/11/2012 6:46:43 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/12 | Taylor Bigler
    Hell hath no fury like a mistress scorned. So seriously, you guys, stop having affairs. If you are a fictional character in a popular 1987 film starring Glenn Close, then your mistress will boil your child’s bunny rabbit and then you’ll have to kill her in your own bathtub. Nobody wants that. If you’re a real person with a respected military career and a high-powered position — say, the director of the CIA — your mistress will send threatening e-mails to your rumored other other woman and then you’ll be forced to resign in disgrace. Nobody wants that, either! Fortunately...
  • Gen. Petraeus -- Fifth at Hearing, Daring Congress to ALSO SUBPONEA Obama, Hilliary and Panetta ?

    11/11/2012 6:44:36 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 24 replies
    http://www.Engineering-Excellence.US ^ | 2012-11-10 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2012-11-10 Is this General Petraeus's game plan for "Obama's Benghazi Scandal" ? 1) Resign, under the "false flag" on an alleged sexual affair ? 2) KNOW that the U.S. House Intelligence Committee will decide to SUBPONEA General Petraeus 3) Arrive at the Intelligence Committee hearing ... 4) REFUSE to Testify UNLESS ... 5) President "Zero", Hillary, and Leon Panetta are ALSO FORCED to testify, in a PUBLIC Hearing, sitting alongside General Petraeus, in REAL TIME, international TV cameras rolling ... 6) General Petraeus using that plan as a way to FORCE the cowardly, traitorous President "Zero" to ACCOUNT for...
  • Did The Global Trade Collapse Just End?

    11/11/2012 6:37:22 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-11-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Did The Global Trade Collapse Just End? Joe WeisenthalNov. 11, 2012 Back at the end of September, we ran this chart from Morgan Stanley, pointing to the severe slowdown in world trade growth.Morgan Stanley So is the severe downturn over? Trade data this weekend from China supports the view that things are improving. SocGen has the summary: China’s export growth rose further to +11.6%yoy in October from +9.9%yoy in September, beating expectations (Cons. +10%; SG +9%) for a second month. There were two more workdays last month than that in October 2011, which contributed to the headline improvement. But, even...
  • (Vanity) Will Rush, Hannity and the rest IGNORE voter fraud?

    11/11/2012 6:27:06 PM PST · by wintertime · 153 replies
    wintertime
    I don't have an opportunity to listen to talk radio very much and we don't subscribe to cable. So?....Question: Do you think Rush, Hannity, and the others in the conservative talk media will cover the blatant voter fraud in the swing states? Do you think these so-called "conservative" entertainers will bother to mention the more that 100% turn out in dozens of voting districts in the swing states and give it the coverage it deserves? Do you think they will ignore this issue has they have other important news? Personally, I would appreciate an update from those who do listen...
  • Allow Alaskans a free and open election to decide whether or not Alaska should Secede

    11/11/2012 6:24:54 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 69 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/11/2012 | White House.gov
    here is a commonly held belief across Alaska, that the US Constitution has been set aside, and other then ourselves, there are no protections to the liberty and freedoms we are to have as our continued inheritance since the formation of the Union of the "several States". Our main "goal" is a legal vote and ballot; one that was not given in 1958 and was in violation of International Law and Treaty. Alaskans were robbed of the choices we were to have as a non-self-governing territory, and steam-rolled into the current classification of a State. The Native population of Alaska,...
  • Manufacturing Jobs Available - 2 Companies of CBS 60 Minutes Segment This Evening 11/11/2012

    11/11/2012 6:16:55 PM PST · by First_Salute · 31 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes - Alcoa Howmet - Click-Bond | November 11, 2012 | none
    The CBS 60 Minutes segment, "Three million open jobs in U.S., but who's qualified?"
  • Paula Broadwell Spent Year Embedded With Petraeus

    11/11/2012 6:07:56 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | REENA NINAN
    Didn't read this article. No need. The point is not the article's contents, but rather the wording of the headline. "Embedded With," did you say? Hmmm.... "Somehow I don't think that word means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya
  • Obama To Unleash Racial-Preferences Juggernaut

    11/11/2012 6:06:26 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 85 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/9/2012
    ...President Obama intends to close "persistent gaps" between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates. His remedy — short of new affirmative-action legislation — is to sue financial companies, schools and employers based on "disparate impact" complaints — a stealthy way to achieve racial preferences, opposed 2 to 1 by Americans. Under this broad interpretation of civil-rights law, virtually any organization can be held liable for race bias if it maintains a policy that negatively impacts one racial group more than another — even if it has no racist motive and...
  • OBAMA WON'T FIGHT FOR GAY MARRIAGE HIS SECOND TERM

    11/11/2012 6:02:36 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 11, 2012 | Robert Bigelow
    Barack Obama isn’t exactly famous for his loyalty; he has a history of jettisoning people once they’ve outlived their usefulness to him. This time, it’s the gay community. On Friday, Obama told an MTV audience that he would not fight for gay marriage his second term, intoning that “it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform.” Here’s the kicker; realizing that some states are now endorsing gay marriage, Obama suddenly became a champion of states’ rights, asserting, “For us to try to legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go.” When...
  • Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on

    11/11/2012 5:58:16 PM PST · by jackmercer · 70 replies
    "Rove is pondering new missions for Crossroads to address weaknesses laid bare by the GOP’s back-to-back failures to win the White House and the fact that the party fell short when expected to win back the Senate." "Where until now it battled only in general elections and against Democrats, Crossroads is considering whether to start picking sides in Republican primaries. The idea would be to boost the candidate it deems most electable and avoid nominating the kind of flawed and extreme ones who cost the party what should otherwise have been easy Senate wins in Florida, Missouri and Indiana." "That,...
  • What do the Poorest 10 Cities in America Have in Common?

    11/11/2012 5:54:52 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    godfather politics ^ | 11-10-12 | gary demar
    Government programs designed to help the poor have destroyed generations of American families, schools, and culture. One would think that repeated bad economic news and the downgrading of families that inhibit job growth would lead people to find a better solution to help them out of their impoverished condition. Instead, they vote for the same type of politician who blames the wealthy, calls for tax increases, and wonders why poverty goes up, businesses move out, and crime and illegitimacy soar. The following ten cities have a great deal in common. The first thing is their poverty level. The second is...
  • Unlicensed To Kill ( SF sanctuary-city )

    11/11/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | Debra Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic, when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers. Rosenberg sees his son's death as highly preventable. Five months earlier, San Francisco police stopped...
  • 6 lingering questions about the exit of Gen. David Petraeus

    11/11/2012 5:46:26 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and JOSH GERSTEIN
    Resignations over scandals often raise more questions than they answer, and that’s true of Gen. David Petraeus’s abrupt exit from the Central Intelligence Agency. Some have already been put to rest: Paula Broadwell, the co-author of “All In: The Education of David Petraeus,” has been identified as the woman at the center of the FBI email probe that ultimately toppled him. But many questions remain. Here are POLITICO’s six most important: 1. Why resign now? The Obama administration’s first sex scandal exploded just three days after the president was reelected at the end of a hard-fought campaign and just days...
  • Hipsters on Food Stamps

    11/11/2012 5:42:54 PM PST · by huac · 211 replies
    http://www.salon.com ^ | MAR 15, 2010 | JENNIFER BLEYER
    "...Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric...Magida, a 30-year-old art school graduate...she’s used her $150 in monthly benefits for things like fresh produce, raw honey and fresh-squeezed juices from markets near her house in the neighborhood of Hampden, and soy meat alternatives and gourmet ice cream from a Whole Foods a few miles away..."
  • No Fiscal honeymoon for president Obama [Congress Shouldn't Give Him One Either!]

    11/11/2012 5:40:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/7/12
    The newly re-elected US President Barack Obama will need to quickly secure agreement on avoiding the 'fiscal cliff' and raising the debt ceiling following Tuesday's elections, Fitch Ratings says. The economic policy challenge facing the President is to put in place a credible deficit-reduction plan necessary to underpin economic recovery and confidence in the full faith and credit of the US. Resolution of these fiscal policy choices would likely result in the US retaining its 'AAA' status from Fitch. As reflected in the Negative Outlook on the rating, failure to avoid the fiscal cliff and raise the debt ceiling in...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/11/2012 5:38:43 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 11 replies
    11-11-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Jeremiah 20:11,12 The Lord Stands Beside me like a Great Warrior, And Before Him, the Mighty, Awesome One, my Persecutors shall Stumble. They cannot Defeat me; they shall be Shamed and thoroughly Humiliated, And they shall have a Stigma upon them Forever. O Lord of Hosts, Who Knows those that are Righteous, And Examines the Deepest Thoughts of Hearts and Minds, Let me See Your Vengeance upon them. For I have Committed my Cause to you. Therefore, I will Sing Out in Thanksgiving to the Lord. Praise Him! For He Rescues the Life of the Needy from the Hands...
  • Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and ‘Loons and Wackos’ of Conservative Base

    11/11/2012 5:33:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and ‘Loons and Wackos’ of Conservative Base By Brent Baker Created 11/11/2012 - 6:01pm Sunday’s Meet the Press featured a panel of five, none of them conservative (Congressman-elect Joaquín Castro, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and NBC’s Chuck Todd), to assess why Mitt Romney lost and “the future of the GOP.” And they agreed conservatives are the problem. Todd, NBC’s political director, decided the GOP has become “a coalition of special interest forces” and fretted “the leaders in Washington can’t control the special...
  • Ron Paul: A New Beginning

    11/11/2012 5:29:55 PM PST · by Renfield · 151 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 11-11-2012 | Ron Paul (Via Tyler Durden)
    America is over $16 trillion in debt. The “official” unemployment rate still hovers around 8%. Our federal government claims the right to spy on American citizens, indefinitely detain them, and even assassinate them without trial. Domestic drones fly over the country for civilian surveillance. Twelve million fewer Americans voted in 2012 than in 2008, yet political pundits scratch their heads. It’s not hard to see why, though. To go along with endorsing a never-ending policy of bailouts, “stimulus packages,” and foreign military adventurism, the establishment of neither major party questions the assaults on Americans’ liberties I’ve named above. As my...
  • Prepare for Demise of California; Liberals Will Get All the Government (and Tax Hikes) They Want

    11/11/2012 5:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mike Shedlock
    On Tuesday voters in California went the wrong way on three propositions. Voters approved Proposition 30 "temporarily" increasing the state sales tax and income tax on individuals making over $250,000. They voted against Proposition 31 that would allow the governor to cut the budget in fiscal emergencies. They voted against Proposition 32 would prevent unions from making campaign donations via members' dues. Moreover, and worse yet, Democrats picked up two more votes in the state legislature giving them a supermajority, capable of passing any tax hikes they want. Those results are so awful I suggest you prepare for the demise...
  • Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create...

    11/11/2012 5:25:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    We petition the obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government. The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect...
  • Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

    11/11/2012 5:22:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 138 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/12/2012 | Rachel Alexander
    There were many factors that hurt Mitt Romney and favored Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The Democrats portrayed Romney in the worst light possible; as a wealthy, out of touch millionaire who wanted to return women to the 1800's. The left wing media predictably did everything it could to perpetuate that false caricature. Obama's race was an advantage; voters of all persuasions, particularly minorities, still cannot get over the allure of the first black president. The 47% of Americans on welfare were predisposed to vote for the food stamp president over Romney, wanting the free goodies to keep...
  • Lockheed Martin Exec Who Followed Admin Lead on WARN Act Resigns Due to Affair

    11/11/2012 5:17:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/12/2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The CEO-in-waiting of the defense contractor who declined to issue WARN Act layoff notices on the urging of the Obama administration — sequestration-related notices mandated by law that would have gone out just before the election — has resigned, citing an affair. Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, today resigned from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately, Lockheed Martin announced. Kubasik was set to become CEO in January. He “resigned after an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee. His actions violated the company’s Code of Ethics and...