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  • Is Demography Destiny? (Sowell on GOP)

    11/12/2012 11:11:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny? Conventional wisdom in the Republican establishment is that what the GOP needs to do, in order to win black votes or Hispanic votes, is to craft policies specifically targeting these groups. In other words, Republicans need to become more like Democrats. Whether in a racial context or in other contexts, the supposed...
  • Ohioans’ food stamp aid to be reduced

    11/12/2012 11:11:06 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 58 replies
    Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance. For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets.
  • Judge Not Elmo, Republicans

    11/12/2012 11:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo and star puppeteer for PBS," he's African-American, "'has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy' when he was 45..." Now, Kevin Clash, "the voice of Elmo and star puppeteer for PBS ... 'adamantly denies' the allegations, but "'has acknowledged to TMZ he had a relationship with the young man -- but insists it only took place AFTER the accuser was an adult.' "The accuser met with lawyers for Sesame Workshop. Clash said, 'I had a relationship...
  • College Football BCS Standings - Week 11

    11/12/2012 11:09:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 101 replies
    BCS Guru ^ | November 11, 2012 | Staff
    Top 10: 1: KSU2: Oregon3: Notre Dame4: 'Bama5: UGA6: UF7: LSU8: TAMU9: The Other USC10:FSU
  • Vanity - Petraeus and Running mate slot

    11/12/2012 11:07:38 AM PST · by Perdogg · 4 replies
    I am assuming everyone will remember that Petraeus' name was 'leaked out' to the news media this past summer as a possible running mate for Gov Romney. The questions are: 1. Did the Romney campaign know anything if indeed they were seriously interested in him? 2. Was his name floated to the press by OFA as sick joke?
  • Petraeus Affair: Military Can Prosecute Adulterers

    11/12/2012 11:05:40 AM PST · by robowombat · 36 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | MARTHA RADDATZ
    Retired Gen. David Petraeus, who resigned as CIA director last week after admitting an extramarital relationship, could possibly face military prosecution for adultery if officials turn up any evidence to counter his apparent claims that the affair began after he left the military. The affair between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, both of whom are married, began several months after his retirement from the Army in August 2011 and ended four months ago, retired U.S. Army Col. Steve Boylan, a former Petraeus spokesman, told ABC News. Broadwell, 40, had extraordinary access to the 60-year-old general during six trips she...
  • Odd/Even Gasoline Rationing Runs into Trouble

    11/12/2012 11:05:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Borrowing an idea left over from the Carter Administration, New York City announced an odd/even gasoline rationing scheme. It was hoped that the scheme would cut four-hour wait times at gasoline pumps in half. However, a substantial portion of drivers are unable to determine whether the numbers on their license plates are odd or even. “My plate has four numbers on it,” one driver observed. “Which one should I use?” Another driver pointed out that “I have a vanity plate. All of the writing on my plate is letters. Do I go on an ‘odd’ day because it is odd...
  • Biden's Message To The Nation's Vets

    11/12/2012 11:01:56 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Pray for Our Nation and American Heroes

    11/12/2012 11:00:02 AM PST · by Faith · 12 replies
    November 12, 2012 | Faith
    Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides Thee. My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73: 25-26HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
  • FBI Scrutinized on Petraeus (Holder Knew "Late Summer")

    11/12/2012 10:58:40 AM PST · by mojito · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/12/2012 | EVAN PEREZ, SIOBHAN GORMAN and DEVLIN BARRETT
    A social planner's complaints about email stalking launched the monthslong criminal inquiry that led to a woman romantically linked to former Gen. David Petraeus and to his abrupt resignation Friday as Central Intelligence Agency chief. A State Department official's complaints about email stalking launched the months-long criminal inquiry that led to a woman romantically linked to former Gen. David Petraeus and to his abrupt resignation Friday as CIA chief. Photo: REUTERS. .The emails began arriving in Jill Kelley's inbox in May, U.S. officials familiar with the probe said. Ms. Kelley, who helped organize social events at MacDill Air Force Base...
  • A High Government Official Having an Affair with a Young Woman is a Big Deal Now?

    11/12/2012 10:56:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I don't know. I don't know what all the hubbub's about. I really don't. See, I'm old enough, ladies and gentlemen. Some of you may not be, but I'm old enough to remember when a reckless affair with a very young woman by a high government official who had access to powerful, sensitive intelligence was not a big deal. I'm old enough to remember when, as long as it didn't get in the way of the work being done, it wasn't anybody's business. I'm old enough to remember when a high government official had an affair with...
  • Carrollton-based company issues layoff warning for 459 Dallas employees

    11/12/2012 10:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WFAA-TV ^ | November 12, 2012
    DALLAS -- Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, a Carrollton-based loan servicing company, will layoff more than a quarter of its workforce at the end of the year. Wingspan issued a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) letter on Nov. 5 to the Texas Workforce Commission informing them all 459 employees at the Dallas location will be terminated effective December 21, 2012. The business is "an award-winning diversified servicing company" and "offers a wide-range of services to assist the mortgage industry in virtually every aspect of delinquent loan servicing," according to the company's website. The site says the company has nearly 1,700...
  • Rep. King calls Petraeus affair a ‘crisis’ of ‘major proportions’

    11/12/2012 10:49:07 AM PST · by Arthurio · 24 replies
    By Meghashyam Mali - 11/12/12 08:12 AM ET House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Monday said he found the FBI investigation that uncovered former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair a “crisis” of “major proportions.” “This is a crisis of, I believe, major proportions. It’s not a usual political thing,” said King on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” King’s remarks come as lawmakers have raised questions about why they or President Obama were not informed sooner that the nation’s top intelligence officer was being investigated by the FBI.
  • The red flags in Obama’s foreign policy

    11/12/2012 10:46:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | Jackson Diehl
    Barack Obama spent his first term undoing what he saw as the excesses of U.S. post-Cold War foreign policy, from land wars in the Middle East to insufficient attention to Asia. By his own account, he largely succeeded. But chances are he will spend his second term grappling with the flaws in his cure. Contrary to the usual Republican narrative, Obama did not lead a U.S. retreat from the world. Instead he sought to pursue the same interests without the same means. He has tried to preserve America’s place as the “indispensable nation” while withdrawing ground troops from war zones,...
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help

    11/12/2012 10:43:50 AM PST · by mojito · 55 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11.... Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack. Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox...
  • Will Bakken rival Ghawar oil field? (USA vs. Saudi Arabian sites)

    11/12/2012 10:43:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Trade Arabia / Reuters ^ | November 12, 2012 | John Kemp
    Could oil production from the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana rival output from Saudi Arabia's supergiant Ghawar oilfield, the greatest oil-bearing structure the world has ever known? Until recently, comparisons between the shale fields of the Bakken and Ghawar, which produces 5 million barrels per day, would have been dismissed as fanciful. But Bakken's exponential growth and enormous reserves put it on course to produce more than 1 million barrels per day by the middle of next year, which will earn it a place in the small pantheon of truly elite oil fields. Ghawar accounts for nearly half...
  • Iran VP: We will break Obama's 'grasping hands'

    11/12/2012 10:39:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | Nov 12, 4:01 AM EST
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's vice president said Monday that Tehran will break the `grasping hands' of newly re-elected President Barack Obama, the official IRNA news agency reported.</p> <p>Mohammad Reza Rahimi also said Iran will overcome U.S.-led sanctions against the country.</p>
  • Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?

    11/12/2012 10:37:46 AM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/11/2012 | 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 several Libyan militia members prisoner, which may have prompted the attack.... [UPDATE: The CIA has denied holding prisoners at the annex, according to the DailyBeast's Eli...
  • Teacher allegedly tells class Obama’s re-election is ‘America’s funeral’

    11/12/2012 10:37:20 AM PST · by aimhigh · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/12/2012 | The Daily Caller
    On November 7, an elementary school teacher in south central Louisiana allegedly told her class of fourth graders that she was “attending America’s funeral” because Barack Obama won the presidential election, according to a report by KATC, the local ABC television affiliate.
  • CBO Report: Taxmageddon Means Unemployment of 9.1 Percent for 2013

    11/12/2012 10:36:51 AM PST · by 92nina · 12 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-11-09 | Rhett Brooks
    A new CBO report released yesterday finds that Taxmageddon’s economic impact for 2013 would be disastrous for the economy. The report projects that gross domestic product (GDP) would fall by 0.5 percent for 2013, a recession by economist standards. The loss in growth would then result in millions of lost jobs by raising unemployment from 7.9 for the current quarter to 9.1 for the fourth quarter of 2013. In contrast, the CBO expects growth to reach 2.25 percent (not including an additional .75 percent in growth from extending payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits) by the end of 2013...