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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 · 30 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...