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  • Why Are Gun Control Advocates So Racist and Sexist?

    11/12/2012 7:09:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 12 November, 2012 | Sebastian
    I guess it’s not just violent too. Recently a Brady Board member opined “Angry white men are losing their influence,” and then proceeds to go on a racist and sexist diatribe the likes of which is hard to be believed. Is Tam an “angry white man?” Is Jennifer? Is my co-blogger? The cornered cat? Are the large percentage of my fellow NRA Election Volunteer Coordinators who are women? Is Pastor Ken? On the academic side of the Second Amendment, is Professor Johnson? Professor Cottrol? And let’s not forget about our women who toiled tireless on behalf of the outcome in...
  • BREAKING: FBI Is Busting into Paula Broadwell’s Home!

    11/12/2012 7:09:41 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 12,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Jeff Smith from WSOC TV is reporting that the FBI is busting into Paula Broadwell’s home.
  • Kyrsten Sinema Becomes First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress

    11/12/2012 7:09:20 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 66 replies
    ABC news ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | Alyssa Newcomb
    After a hard-fought race in a newly formed Arizona congressional district, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner today, becoming the first openly bisexual member of Congress. Sinema, a former state senator, joins at least five openly gay Democrats who were elected to House seats, and Tammy Baldwin, who became the first openly gay candidate elected to the Senate. When asked by ABCNews.com how it felt to be the first openly bisexual member of Congress, Sinema said, “We’ve made history, and we’re proud of that, but what I am interested in is making history by making things better for the...
  • Urine-powered generator unveiled at international exhibition

    11/12/2012 6:56:29 PM PST · by jakerobins · 63 replies
    Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel. The generator was unveiled at last week's Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15. So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work? •Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen. •The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder. •The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which...
  • 17 Afghans beheaded by the Taliban because they danced at a party

    11/12/2012 6:54:58 PM PST · by haffast · 37 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012, 8:51 AM | unknown
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday. The killings, in a district where U.S. Marines have battled the Taliban for years, were a reminder of how much power the insurgent group still wields in the south - particularly as international forces draw down and hand areas over to Afghan forces. The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province's Musa Qala district for a celebration...
  • Dramatic Unseen Footage Of Japanese Tsunami

    11/12/2012 6:53:15 PM PST · by navysealdad · 15 replies
    Previously unseen footage taken from a car's onboard camera has been recovered, and shows the moment the Japanese tsunami hits a busy highway and the ensuing chaos that follows.
  • CBS journalist: Pro-lifers are just 'trying to build up the' white race

    11/12/2012 6:48:50 PM PST · by massmike · 23 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 11/12/2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    A commentator on MSNBC has said white people want to end abortion, because “they’re trying to build up the” white race. On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry reviewed the declining portion of the electorate made up by white people and asked her panel about “ the demise of the white man.” “It’s been weird to watch white people report on this,” said CBS contributor Nancy Giles. “When you just showed that graph of the decline of the numbers, I thought maybe that’s why they’re trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They’re trying to build up the race.” The...
  • Romney FAIL: His Four Worst Strategic Mistakes

    11/12/2012 6:45:11 PM PST · by SquarePants · 37 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Ombud
    Romney probably used a lot more than these, but here are a few of his biggest losing strategies I came up with: 1. Nominate a candidate who doesn't represent the core values of your party. Mitt Romney is not now, nor has he ever been, a conservative. Of course, next to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney looks like a conservative, but then next to Obama, Francois Hollande would look like a conservative. 2. Suppress your own vote. The Romney team invested millions of dollars, and gambled election day success, on a program called ORCA, which was designed to centralize (centralize?) the...
  • The GOP Signed An Agreement With the DNC To NEVER Stop Vote Fraud (No Joke)

    11/12/2012 6:45:02 PM PST · by rightjb · 29 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 11-12-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    font face="Verdana">My good friend Alan Vera of True the Vote told me long ago that we have a two party system.  The Corrupt Party and the Stupid Party.  To that fact, during the weekly True the Vote webcast, Catherine Engelbrecht related a meeting she had with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, asking what the GOP would do about voter integrity.  The answer?Nothing.  They aren’t legally able to.  (I’m not joking.)Continued at: No Joke: The GOP Can Not Legally Help Stop Vote Fraud
  • On Benghazi, Panetta Says Needed 'Advance Notice' of Surprise Attack for Timely Response

    11/12/2012 6:43:31 PM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    Mark Knoller via Twitlonger ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | DoD TV Pool Report
    Here's the TV Pool Report verbatim on Defense Secretary Panetta's comments about Benghazi, spoken today in session with reporters aboard his flight to Perth, Australia: “One of the things that we are doing right now is we are involved in an assessment btwn DOD and the state department to look at the embassies in that region and what additional steps need to be taken in order to ensure the security of our embassies. So we do need to look at how we can A, improve security and 2, be able to effectively respond if there are any threats. With regards...
  • IEA: US Energy Production to Beat Saudi by 2017

    11/12/2012 6:42:13 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 12, 2012 | Russell Mead
    e American energy miracle continues to make waves as more and more people realize just how big it is. The FT reports: The US will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest global oil producer by 2017, according to the International Energy Agency, in one of the clearest signs yet of how the shale revolution is redrawing the global energy landscape. This marks the first time the IEA, the developed world’s most respected energy forecaster, has made such a prediction. It underscores how the drilling boom that has unlocked North America’s vast reserves of hard-to-get-at oil and...
  • Fairy Tale: Anonymous Women Harasses Another via Email, Major FBI Investigation Ensues

    11/12/2012 6:41:34 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 11 replies
    4 Your Country ^ | 11/12/12 | 4YourCountry
    A women in Tampa calls the FBI. "I am getting harassing emails from some unknown person telling me to 'Stay away from my man'. I am not sure who she is talking about. What should I do?" Well of course, the FBI launches a major investigation that included many months of work. What else would you do?
  • Twitter saying FBI busting into Petraeus's g/f's house in Charlotte

    11/12/2012 6:40:56 PM PST · by struggle · 127 replies
    twitter | 11/12/12 | struggle
    FBI busting into Broadwhatevers house in Charlotte
  • Mine layoffs blamed on Obama upset union; miners look for new jobs

    11/12/2012 6:35:24 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    ksltv ^ | November 12, 2012 | Geoff Liesik
    PRICE, Carbon County — They're gearing up again at the state Department of Workforce Services to help scores of miners who received pink slips this week from UtahAmerican Energy Inc. "The coal mines are great jobs," said DWS workforce development specialist Nicole Steele. "But over the years, they do go up and down," Steele said. "It's kind of a roller coaster and everybody's aware of that." Roller coaster or not, the reason given Wednesday for the reduction of 102 jobs at the West Ridge Mine near East Carbon threw just about everyone for a loop. They were necessary because of...
  • Here’s the e-mail trick Petraeus and Broadwell used to communicate

    11/12/2012 6:34:11 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    CIA Director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, a former military intelligence officer and his biographer, adopted a well-worn online trick, in an apparent attempt to keep their communications secret.
  • Darkest moments in US History

    11/12/2012 6:33:35 PM PST · by MNDude · 60 replies
    In your opinion, what are the five darkest times in US history (excluding this election since that would be too obvious)
  • The GOP Quest for Black and Hispanic Votes

    11/12/2012 6:31:00 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 13 replies
    -snip- Luis, our previous caller, talked about Univision. For four years Univision did nothing but bash every potential Republican candidate. It didn't matter what they thought of Obama. The alternative was unacceptable. Now, this is why, by the way, I cringe when the Republicans and these brilliant consultants at the end of every election think that we have to become more like Democrats to win, which is essentially what they're saying. And look, I don't think I can ask this question too often. It is said now that the Republicans need to move significantly toward the direction of amnesty and...
  • Major Post Election Events Are About To Change Americans' Lives Forever.

    11/12/2012 6:29:59 PM PST · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Decision Point ^ | November 12, 2012 | Dr Joe Duarte
    The Financial Markets Have Yet To Begin Factoring In What Lies Ahead The stock market may have found a temporary bottom as investors try to step away from the election and focus on the economy. The problem is that despite the election being over, the two dynamics are more interdependent now than they were before the Obama wins. The really big picture is that daily life and the financial markets are now becoming one single entity. The days where markets were focused on factoring in the future are now past, at least for now. And making matters worse, we don't...
  • Was Petraeus Forced Out To Silence His Account Of Benghazi killings? (friends say yes)

    11/12/2012 6:23:23 PM PST · by drewh · 79 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Last updated: November 12th, 2012 | By Con Coughlin
    As they say in politics, timing is everything, and the shock resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director raises serious questions about whether this was genuinely a resignation caused by his affair with his biographer, or whether it was a hatchet job by Barack Obama's administration to prevent him giving evidence this Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. The general's friends tell me that his sudden departure from Langley has nevertheless raised suspicions that his political enemies in the Obama administration – and there are many – used his dalliance to force him out of the CIA before he could...
  • Hannity, Allen West, and Voter Fraud

    11/12/2012 6:22:08 PM PST · by HawkHogan · 31 replies
    Fox News
    A lot of posters on Free Republic have been hoping one of the Fox News talking heads recognized the voter fraud. Allen West is on Hannity right now discussing the voter fraud in Florida, and Hannity is highlighting the fishy voting throughout the country. It's starting to gain traction!
  • BEER Ver. 2.0

    11/12/2012 6:21:20 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    ME ^ | 11/12/12 | Rebelbase
    ***Vanity*** For Beer folks especially.Legitimate Question: What the heck is up with Hops overkill in micro brews these days? What happened to a good old lagers that tasted like a fresh loaf of honey wheat bread?
  • 'I am not in love with David Petraeus': Paula Broadwell's bizarre denial during interview

    11/12/2012 6:19:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Freudian? In an interview with Arthur Kade, Paula Broadwell let slip: 'I'm not in love with David Petraeus' The woman who had an affair with David Petraeus denied she was in love with him in a bizarre interview she gave in the midst of their fling. Speaking in an interview while promoting her book in February, Paula Broadwell said without prompting: 'I am not in love with David Petraeus', in what was something of a Freudian slip. By that stage their affair was around five months having started when he became head of the CIA in September last year. It...
  • Allen West: I don’t want to see America become like Zimbabwe

    11/12/2012 6:18:28 PM PST · by grimalkin · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 12th, 2012 | Posted by The Right Scoop
    Allen West’s campaign told Fox News this morning that there appears to be a willful attempt to steal the election. Apparently all early voting ballots were supposed to be recounted this weekend but according to Eric Shawn, the St. Lucie canvassing board only counted less than half. This is significant because West is only down by 1907 votes which is a .058% gap. An automatic recount is triggered at .05%. West’s campaign also cited the 140% turnout as troubling because it doesn’t match the number of people that showed up, saying that something is being hidden. Allen West himself told...
  • Democracy Did Not Fail

    11/12/2012 6:17:18 PM PST · by gymbeau · 15 replies
    The Ornery American ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    Democracy Did Not Fail To you newspeople at CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC. To you journalists at the New York Times, the Washington Post, at newspapers all over America. You did it. You won. You were able to get Barack Obama his second term. You knew that if you told the American people the truth, they would not have reelected this man. Americans don't vote to reelect a commander-in-chief who abandons our soldiers and agents and ambassadors when they're under enemy fire. But you, confident that you are much wiser than the American people, you decided we had no reason to...
  • The independent states of America: Tens of thousands demand to secede from U.S.

    11/12/2012 6:17:01 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Monday, November 12, 2012 | Louise Boyle
    Bid for freedom: People from the states marked in red have lodged petitions asking to break away from the rest of the United States since Obama returned to the White House Although America carried President Obama confidently into a second term last Tuesday - not everyone is jumping for joy at the prospect of four more years. Tens of thousands have put their names to secession petitions in 20 states, asking that they peacefully become independent from the rest of the country. The documents have been lodged on a government website We The People - and Texas has almost enough...
  • Petition Colleges To Allow Diplomas To Be Traded Back for 100% tuition Refunds (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2012 6:15:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    White House Petition ^ | November 12, 2012 | Staff
    Full title: We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. We petition the obama administration to: provide University graduates ability to trade their diplomas back for 100% tuition refunds. Because of the inability of recent college graduates to find gainful employment in order to repay their college debt, and since this college debt cannot be eliminated in bankruptcy, and most of the recent additions to the job market have been in service related industries, the Obama administration should take up the cause of reducing college debt and hold those...
  • Advice to California's GOP: Leave — Or Better Yet, Change [Not A Chance!]

    11/12/2012 6:15:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 12, 2012 | Steve Lopez
    Advice to California's GOP: Leave — Or Better Yet, Change California needs Republicans' fiscal prudence, but the election shows there's no political future for them without a major makeover. By Steve Lopez November 10, 2012 Memo to the California GOP: Rough couple of weeks, huh? First you found out that the number of registered Republicans in California has dipped below 30%, which means we are fast approaching the day when the entire state membership can fit into two golf carts. To make matters worse, of the 1 million people who used a new online voter registration system this election cycle,...
  • Nebraska Secession Petition

    11/12/2012 6:14:53 PM PST · by tuwood · 5 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/12/12 | wh.gov (me)
    Peacefully grant the State of Nebraska 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 should...
  • J.C. Penney reveals new Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals (Free Ellen Degenerate tickets...)

    11/12/2012 6:14:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    wxyz detroit ^ | 11/12/12 | wxyz detroit
    Instead of mailing out coupons J.C. Penney will be handing out buttons for this year's holiday deals. -snip- Each button has a code on the back which you enter on the J.C. Penney website to reveal if you won a prize. Prizes include a trip to Disneyland, tickets to Ellen Degeneres' show
  • Homeland Security Inspector General’s report on Fast and Furious still unfiled

    11/12/2012 6:11:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    the Examiner ^ | 11/12/12 | David Codrea
    A review of press releases issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the latest being filed Sunday and dealing with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s visit to State Island for a Hurricane Sandy follow-up, reveals the department is crediting itself with all kinds of activities and accomplishments except for its commitment to produce an Inspector General report on Fast and Furious gunwalking independent of the Department of Justice report released in September. A review of the DHS OIG press releases on its website, with the latest filing also being yesterday, also does not mention such a report. The second IG investigation...
  • Missouri residents petition White House for secession

    11/12/2012 6:10:27 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11/12/12 | Jason Hancock
    Residents in Missouri and nearly two dozen states have filed petitions on a White House website seeking approval for their state to "withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." The secession petitions were inspired by President Barack Obama's re-election to a second term. The petitions appear on a section of the White House website called "We the People" that invites users to submit or sign petitions about policy changes they would like to see. If a petition gets 25,000 signatures within a month the White House staff will "review it, ensure it's sent to...
  • Oprah Considering An Organic Food Brand [Oprah Organics From Farm In Maui, Body Products Included]

    11/12/2012 6:07:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    LifeInc. ^ | November 12, 2012 | Martha C. White
    Oprah Considering An Organic Food Brand Oprah Winfrey's name may be on a laundry list of foods including salad dressings, sauces, soups, dips, frozen vegetables and beverages. By Martha C. White Move over, Paul Newman: Oprah is going organic. According to five trademark applications filed at the end of October with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the media mogul could make the jump from the magazine rack to grocery store shelves. Applications were filed to trademark the name “Oprah’s Organics” for laundry list of foods including salad dressings, sauces, soups, dips, frozen vegetables and beverages. Another application was for...
  • Peanut Allergies More Common in Kids from Wealthy Families

    11/12/2012 6:06:08 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 12, 2012
    Children from wealthy families may more likely to have peanut allergies than those less well-off, a new study finds. In the study, children ages 1 to 9 from high-income families had higher rates of peanut allergies compared with children these ages from lower income families. The researchers analyzed information from 8,306 children and adultswhose blood samples were taken as part of a national health survey in 2005 to 2006. About 9 percent of participants had an elevated levels of antibodies to peanuts, indicating they had the potential to be allergic to peanuts. The results add support to the hygiene hypothesis,...
  • How would your pooch react to an intruder?

    11/12/2012 6:03:49 PM PST · by Daffynition · 130 replies
    CBS ATLANTA ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Jeff Chirico
    ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - How much faith should you put in Fido? CBS Atlanta News conducted an exclusive experiment to see if dogs would protect their homes from a would-be burglar. Some fight. Another flees. And one gets carried out the front door.   Our subjects include the following dogs:   Calico is a Brittany Spaniel who weighs 38 lbs. Find out how Calico reacts to the intruder here. Bindi is an English Staffordshire Terrier who weighs 29 lbs. Find out how Bindi reacts to the intruder here. Star is a Papillon mix who weighs 10 lbs. Find out how Star...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota ~ 13 NOV 2012

    11/12/2012 6:03:35 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Minot Air Force Base, North DakotaMinot Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation in Ward County, North Dakota, 13 miles north of the city of Minot. Minot AFB is the home of two major wings: the 5th Bomb Wing of the Air Combat Command (ACC), and 91st Missile Wing of the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Originally opened in 1957 as an Air Defense Command (ADC) base, it became a major Strategic Air Command (SAC) base in the early 1960s, with both nuclear missiles and bombers (& tankers). When...
  • Missouri To Audit Food Stamp Program After Charges At Casinos, Strip Clubs (& vacation spots)

    11/12/2012 6:03:35 PM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | Posted on Mon, Nov. 12, 2012 07:07 | | The Associated Press
    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is planning to review the Department of Social Services’ administration of two assistance programs. Schweich says the audit will focus on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Electronic Benefit Transfer process, which is used to access food stamps. The audit has been added to the 2013 schedule for Schweich’s office. Schweich pointed to recent reports of benefits being accessed from casinos, gentlemen’s clubs and locations around the world. He says the assistance programs are not intended to finance recipients’ entertainment or to pay for their vacations.
  • French probe sister of radical Muslim who killed 7

    11/12/2012 6:01:54 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2012
  • Petraeus Not Roaming Alone; Texas Looks to Step Out on Obama and the Nation

    11/12/2012 6:00:38 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    guardianlv.com ^ | 11/12/2012 | Bridgette Bryant
    A bold Texas resident started a petition to the White House via its website last Friday in the ” We the People” section. The site allows registered individuals to post petitions making requests to the Obama Administration. In order to be eligible for review, petitions must gather at least 25,000 signatures. Though, today the Texas secession petition reached 27,000, some say it may not get a response. The organization Texassecedes.org points to statements from the state’s own founding documents in order to support the legitimacy of this request. Quotations from the state constitution, “Texas is a free and independent State...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-12-12

    11/12/2012 5:47:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-12-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Woman Blames Husband for Obama’s Re-Election, Allegedly Runs Him Over With Her SUV

    11/12/2012 5:41:10 PM PST · by drewh · 110 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 12, 2012 at 7:42pm
    morning quarterbacking as Republicans and conservatives across the nation try to figure out just what went wrong. One woman from Mesa, Ariz. decided that her husband was partly to blame for Obama’s re-election because he failed to vote this time around. So as punishment, she reportedly ran him over with her car, leaving him with critical injuries. Holly Solomon, 28, allegedly chased her husband, Daniel, around a parking lot driving an SUV following a heated argument about the presidential election, KNXV-TV reports. ”According to Daniel, Holly believed her family was going to face hardship as a result of President Obama’s...
  • Post Your Dream/Nightmare Obama Cabinet Appointments Here

    11/12/2012 5:37:32 PM PST · by Argus · 42 replies
    My Fertile Imagination | 11/12/12 | Argus
    John Kerry as Secretary of Defense. Susan Rice as Secretary of State. How much loonier can it get? Who says Obama has no sense of humor? Here's your chance to weigh in, FReepers. Post your own nominees for the New And Improved Obama 2013 Cabinet here. I'll get the ball rolling: Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare: Michael Moore CIA Director: Van Jones Secretary of the Treasury: Jon Corzine et cetera. Have at it, comrades!
  • Dear GOP-e and other bedwetters

    11/12/2012 5:32:39 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    Nov 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Dear GOP-e and other bedwetters, No, traditional America is not gone for good. Conservatism is not dead. America is not kaput. No need for the hand-wringing or navel-gazing and for God's sake, no need for leftward movements. No compromise. No surrender. No gay marriage. No abortion. No amnesty. No gun control. No big government. And no tax and spend!! If you wish to win elections you must energize the base. You must turn out the vote! You must run a clear pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, pro-defense conservative who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. We lost this...
  • Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary (and Susan Rice for Secretary of State)

    11/12/2012 5:31:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller
    President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus. Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Election Results 2108

    11/12/2012 5:30:03 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 6 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 11/12/2012 | Shout Bits
    Pollsters were proven right, as the 2108 Presidential election returned Pres. Samuel Hussein Tyler to the Oval Office. Tyler, the only candidate approved for the ballot, won his sixth term for the Social Democrat Regulation party. The SDR, who trace their heritage to the US's third President, Thomas Jefferson, successfully argued that no other candidate had sufficient backing to warrant a ballot appearance. Write in candidates included Libertarian Ron Paul III, at 22%, among other lesser parties. Tyler ran on a platform of expanding federally mandated holidays. "The Ancient Romans had over 150 holidays, and yet we in the 22nd...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-12-12 (DUmmies pooh-pooh Democrat vote fraud)

    11/12/2012 5:27:36 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 26 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 12, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    AND OFTEN Hypocrisy, thy name is DUmmie. We have seen this, and said this, many times over the years. The DUmmie DUbble standard is always in effect. And so it is when it comes to vote(r) fraud. Actually, the DUmmies prefer to use the term "election fraud," since "vote(r) fraud" implies that it is done by individual voters (i.e., Democrats), whereas "election fraud" is done by unseen evil powers manipulating electronic voting machines (i.e., Diebold) whenever a Democrat loses. The DUmmies contend, on the basis of no evidence whatsoever, that both the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen by evil...
  • Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

    11/12/2012 5:24:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Guy Benson
    In light of the revelation that Mitt Romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss last week, I've been pretty tough on the job performance of his campaign's internal pollsters, who clearly missed the mark -- resulting in costly tactical decisions down the stretch:   These analyses [of the "expand the map" strategy] make sense, but only within the context of the campaign truly believing that they were safe in other crucial must-have states -- a cataclysmically wrong assumption. When I stopped by Romney headquarters in Boston back in September, Newhouse said his team was anticipating a D+3 electorate in November. This...
  • Cherokee offer bounty for killing coyotes

    11/12/2012 5:23:43 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 22 replies
    AP via WRAL ^ | 11/12/12 | AP
    CHEROKEE, N.C. — The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina is offering bounty payments of $25 for each coyote carcass that is turned into the tribe. The Tribal Council is offering the money to try to protect white-tailed deer on the reservation, the Asheville Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/SWA3hG ) reported. Money will only be paid for coyotes that have been shot, not trapped.
  • Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'

    11/12/2012 5:23:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Robert Frank
    Wealth advisors say that with capital-gains taxes potentially going to 25 percent from 15 percent, and other possible increases in the dividend tax, estate tax and other taxes, many clients are selling now to save millions in taxes. If the Bush-era tax cuts expire, taxes on capital gains would revert back to its previous rate of 20 percent from its current 15 percent. Another 5 percent may be added from health-care levies and changes in itemized deductions, bringing the rate to 25 percent for many high earners. Taxes on dividends could go from 15 percent to over 43 percent. And...
  • GLENN BECK TO REPUBLICANS: The Tea Party Is 'Doubling Down'

    11/12/2012 5:22:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/12/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Since his departure from Fox News almost a year and half ago, conservative media icon Glenn Beck has been markedly absent from the political landscape. But in the wake of last week's Republican defeat, the Tea Party leader has message for those in the political Establishment who are already writing his movement's obituary: We're not going anywhere. In a remarkably sedate address to viewers of his daily online talk show last week, Beck offered a candid apology for wrongly predicted a Romney victory, and urged conservatives not to despair at the loss: "We're not going to sit and wallow in...
  • FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny

    11/12/2012 5:12:57 PM PST · by maggief · 158 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 12, 2012 | DEVLIN BARRETT, EVAN PEREZ and SIOBHAN GORMAN
    EXCERPT The FBI agent who started the case was a friend of Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who received harassing, anonymous emails that led to the probe, according to officials. Ms. Kelley, a volunteer who organizes social events for military personnel in the Tampa area, complained in May about the emails to a friend who is an FBI agent. That agent referred it to a cyber crimes unit, which opened an investigation. However, supervisors soon became concerned that the initial agent might have grown obsessed with the matter, and prohibited him from any role in the investigation, according to the...