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  • Foxconn Allegedly Replacing Human Workers With Robots

    11/13/2012 2:47:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Techcrunch.com ^ | 11/13/12 | John Biggs
    Foxconn has been planning to buy 1 million robots to replace human workers and it looks like that change, albeit gradual, is about to start. The company is allegedly paying $25,000 per robot – about three times a worker’s average salary – and they will replace humans in assembly tasks. The plans have been in place for a while – I spoke to Foxconn reps about this a year ago – and it makes perfect sense. Humans are messy, they want more money, and having a half-a-million of them in one factory is a recipe for unrest. But what happens...
  • Three key questions on the Benghazi scandal

    11/13/2012 2:42:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/13/12 | Arthur Herman
    The president has said on October 25 that the minute he heard what was happening he ordered the CIA and military to “make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do.” Yet the general in charge of Africa Command has said he received no such directive.
  • FBI probe of Petraeus began with 'suspicious emails'

    11/13/2012 2:34:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | WASHINGTON | Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:00am IST | Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus' affair with author Paula Broadwell was sparked by "suspicious emails" from her to another woman and Petraeus was not the target of the probe, U.S. law enforcement and security officials told Reuters on Saturday. But the CIA director's name unexpectedly turned up in the course of the investigation, two officials and two other sources briefed on the matter said.The FBI was looking into "an issue with two women and they stumbled across the affair with Petraeus," a U.S. government security source said.The FBI probe was...
  • From Kelley to Petraeus, It Doesn't Add Up

    11/13/2012 2:26:15 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 71 replies
    US News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Paul D. Shinkman
    An FBI agent carries out a computer after a search of the home of Paula Broadwell in Charlotte, N.C. The evidence of an affair that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign from his position still leaves many unknowns, experts say, including some fundamental questions about the investigation itself.[READ: Broadwell's Driver's License Found in D.C. Park] It remains uncertain why the FBI began investigating the E-mails sent to Jill Kelley, a social liaison volunteer at a Tampa base where Petraeus was stationed as an Army general, and whose connections with Petraeus' alleged mistress and family is not yet clear, according...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, November-13-2012

    11/13/2012 2:25:34 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 24 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • New York Times new President/CEO says Christianity is based on objective truth

    11/13/2012 2:23:35 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    nycreligion ^ | November 13, 2012 | Tony Carnes
     Tomorrow, Mark Thompson takes over as the new President and CEO of The New York Times. Thompson is a practicing Catholic who believes "that the truths of the Christian faith are objective truths, rather than being entirely subjective."The position is primarily focused on running the business aspects of the Times. Thompson turned the British Broadcasting Company into a global online media powerhouse, and the Times management feels that he could do the same here.The New York Times Company announced on August 14th that Thompson would become its new President and CEO. Thompson left the position as director-general of the British...
  • The GOP Has Problems With White Voters, Too

    11/13/2012 2:21:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 12, 2012 | Nate Cohn
    With the national exit poll showing Obama winning with just 39 percent of white voters, a smaller share than any Democrat since Mondale, the emerging conventional wisdom holds that a demographic tidal wave of minority turnout cost Romney the presidency. As a result, Republicans are focusing on their poor performance with the burgeoning Latino population; even Sean Hannity says he's "evolved" on immigration reform. But while the national exit poll data give the impression that Romney got the job done with white voters, Romney's stellar national performance obscures stark regional differences that suggest the GOP has its own problem...
  • (IBD) Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By Obama Administration To Hide Benghazi Truth?

    11/13/2012 2:20:46 PM PST · by raptor22 · 178 replies
    Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down." The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of...
  • NC judge rules against New Year's Eve possum drop

    11/13/2012 2:19:21 PM PST · by DOGHEAD · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11-13-2012 | Martha Waggoner
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny town in western North Carolina each New Year's Eve may have had its last hurrah after a judge ruled Tuesday that a state agency didn't have the authority to issue a permit for the event.
  • An American Oil Find That Holds More Than All of OPEC (Several Times of All Oil Ever Used)

    11/13/2012 2:12:11 PM PST · by lbryce · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Alan Farnham
    Drillers in Utah and Colorado are poking into a massive shale deposit trying to find a way to unlock oil reserves that are so vast they would swamp OPEC. A recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that if half of the oil bound up in the rock of the Green River Formation could be recovered it would be "equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves." Both the GAO and private industry estimate the amount of oil recoverable to be 3 trillion barrels. "In the past 100 years — in all of human history -- we have...
  • This Woman Lost Her Job Over What She Said About Obama

    11/13/2012 2:11:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 9, 2012 | by Jason Howerton
    The message got the attention of the Secret Service and her employer, Cold Stone Creamery. She was promptly fired and the company spent much of Thursday responding to angry tweets about the woman’s post,” FOX40 reports. “This employee is no longer w/the (sic) company & her disgraceful and completely unacceptable comments do not reflect our views,” the company tweeted via its official Twitter account. Helms had deleted her post and deactivated her Facebook account, but the damage was done. What may be even more disturbing than her post, is the fact that she initially didn’t appear to be remorseful at...
  • Brown names military leader to oversee state parks

    11/13/2012 2:11:29 PM PST · by Selene · 12 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 11/13/2012 | ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a retired Marine Corps officer to oversee California's scandal-plagued Department of Parks and Recreation. Brown announced Tuesday that Maj. General Anthony L. Jackson would take the job left vacant when the former director resigned last summer amid a scandal over hidden cash. A senior parks official also was terminated when it was revealed that employees kept $54 million hidden from the Legislature for more than a decade, even as budget cuts threatened to close dozens of parks.
  • My growing conspiracy about Bengazi <vanity>

    11/13/2012 2:04:30 PM PST · by The Free Engineer · 17 replies
    This whole Bengazi thing has never made sense to me. Why would Ambassador Stevens be in the tiny Islamist craphole of Bengazi on September 11th of all days? Why would the administration literally throw the Ambassador, his IT/Video/Communications specialist Sean Smith, and two CIA officers under the Bengazi bus? Now a tape has resurfaced in which General Petraeus's lover Paula Broadwell claims that the CIA was holding prisoners at their Bengazi annex. Here is quote from a totally unconnected story in the Daily Mail about missing soldier Bowe Bergadhl Bergdahl is the subject of a proposed prisoner swap in which...
  • Republicans Should Pretend It's Romney's First Day And Act On China

    11/13/2012 2:00:40 PM PST · by DannyTN · 73 replies
    Campaign for America's Future ^ | November 7, 2012 | Dave Johnson
    Romney promised that he would act on China's currency manipulation "on his first day." So Republicans can pretend Romney won, and actually act on China's currency manipulation! If they would actually do what they promised to do we could get a lot a lot of "job creation" going on. Or will they continue to obstruct? China continues to manipulate its currency. It has been getting better but not fast enough. This manipulation keeps the prices of things made in China lower than they should be -- even before taking into account all of the other trade cheating China has been...
  • Pope's representative calls on US Church for New Evangelization

    11/13/2012 1:56:57 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | November 13, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Papal Nuncio to the U.S. Archbishop Carlo Vigano addresses the 2012 USCCB Fall Meeting. Credit: Michelle Bauman-CNA. Baltimore, Md., Nov 13, 2012 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in the United States and its bishops should play a major role in the New Evangelization by presenting the gospel values they maintain amidst a secular culture, the Pope’s representative to the U.S. said. "The leadership of the bishops is of pre-eminent importance if the Year of Faith is to have a long-term effect and if the New Evangelization is to be not merely a temporary enthusiasm, but rather a...
  • A Flip-Flops President

    11/13/2012 1:55:42 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    We mighta, coulda, woulda, shoulda, still-some-day-may elect a president serious about the matter of the nation's freedoms. Or, possibly, not. The second possibility -- so an ancient mariner reflects -- arises from a sea change in our culture. It could be that more than half of us - a fast-rising proportion -- don't understand "serious" the way it was understood until half a century ago. The loose, lax, louche United States of 2012 seems dissimilar in important respects to the country that chose Dwight D. Eisenhower for president. A week after the Nov. 6 debacle, the post-mortems go on: the...
  • A Grandmother and Her Cat: A Story in Photos

    11/13/2012 1:51:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    HaloPets.com ^ | Caroline Golon
    For the last nine years, Japanese photographer, Miyoko Ihara, has been taking photos of her grandmother, Misao Ihara, and her white, odd-eyed cat, Fukumaru. Misao and Fukumaru share a special bond and go everywhere together. Although Misao is 88 years old, she still works in the fields, planting and weeding under the sun, with Fukumaru always at her side. “When I see the way my grandmother is living her life, I really feel that she has a kind of strength that my generation simply can’t match,” Miyoko tells Nippon.com. “She gets up with the sun, and goes to bed when...
  • Lessons Learned - What can we learn from Election 2012? Some reflections

    11/13/2012 1:50:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 9, 2012 | NRO Symposium
    What can we learn from Election 2012? Some reflections: GERARD ALEXANDERSome are feeling despair: If Republicans gave it their all, and couldn’t beat a polarizing president in a terrible economy, maybe they can never win again.This is bad political analysis, for four reasons. First, many perceive the economy as no worse than when Obama took office, and so they don’t see him as incompetent. Months ago, several political-science models that emphasize economic factors predicted a slender incumbent victory. Second, Obama won with 51 percent, which even the New York Times headlines acknowledged was a slim win. Third, Romney mobilized fewer...
  • The Obamacare Nightmare Comes True (cost to businesses)

    11/13/2012 1:46:53 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A bunch of CEOs are in Washington. These people are beside themselves. They're having to hire outside consultants to pore through the Obamacare legislation and advise them, tell them what they have to do to comply. And they are asking for some kind of relief. You've got John Schnatter at Papa John's pizza, the Applebee's people and a number of other restaurant chains are saying, "We have no choice." If they're gonna keep our products priced where they are, which is the price they've all determined is the most sensible for profit stability and affordability for customers, they're gonna...
  • Labor heads say Obama backs them on 'fiscal cliff'

    11/13/2012 1:46:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 7 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | KEN THOMAS Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor leaders said Tuesday that President Barack Obama remains committed to preserving tax cuts for middle class families and ensuring the wealthy pay more in taxes, outlining plans for a public campaign to pressure Republican lawmakers. The heads of several labor unions and Democratic-leaning interest groups emerged from an hour-long meeting with Obama saying they were united with the president on how to avert the so-called ‘‘fiscal cliff’’ and prevent more financial hardships next year. ‘‘We are very, very committed to making sure that the middle class and workers don’t end up paying the tab for a...
  • Welcome to the Rand Paul evolution [Now Advocates a "Path to Citizenship"]

    11/13/2012 1:46:40 PM PST · by MissesBush · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/12 | Manu Raju
    He’ll push to loosen marijuana penalties, legalize undocumented immigrants and pursue a less aggressive American foreign policy. Call it the Rand Paul Evolution. In the wake of Barack Obama’s reelection win and ahead of a possible 2016 White House bid of his own, the Kentucky Republican plans to mix his hard-line tea party conservatism with more moderate policies that could woo younger voters and minorities largely absent from the GOP coalition. It’s the latest tactic of the freshman senator to inject the Libertarian-minded views shared by his retiring father into mainstream Republican thinking as the party grapples with its future....
  • The Obamacare Nightmare Comes True

    11/13/2012 1:39:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: A bunch of CEOs are in Washington. These people are beside themselves. They're having to hire outside consultants to pore through the Obamacare legislation and advise them, tell them what they have to do to comply. And they are asking for some kind of relief. You've got John Schnatter at Papa John's pizza, the Applebee's people and a number of other restaurant chains are saying, "We have no choice." If they're gonna keep our products priced where they are, which is the price they've all determined is the most sensible for profit stability and affordability for customers,...
  • Letter from an airline pilot

    11/13/2012 1:37:14 PM PST · by null and void · 68 replies
    Via email | Updated 11/13/12 | Unknown
    Letter from an airline pilot: He writes: My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. On this flight." (H.R. Stands for human remains.) "Are they military?" I asked. 'Yes', she said. 'Is there an escort?' I asked. 'Yes, I already assigned him a seat'. 'Would you please tell him to come to the flight deck. You can board him early," I said. A short while later, a young army sergeant entered the flight deck. He was the image of the perfectly dressed soldier. He introduced himself and I asked him about his soldier. The escorts...
  • PRUDEN: The web of deceit about Benghazi begins to fray

    11/13/2012 1:33:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wes Pruden
    What did the president know, and when did he know it? Of what steel are the Republicans in Congress made? We’re about to find out. Big scandals from little leaks grow. Watergate was at first only “a third-rate burglary.” Bubba thought he was only trying to cover up the details of a failed real-estate scheme down on the White River. Humiliation, resignation and even an impeachment followed. History warns presidents that second terms are never Sunday picnics, and the unfolding — exploding is more accurate — of the story of what really happened on a violent night in Benghazi, Libya,...
  • Moving Black Friday Up A Week Could Save Thanksgiving

    11/13/2012 1:32:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    We don’t know when the warm water finally started to boil, but it’s safe to say that Black Friday now begins shortly after dinner is served on Thanksgiving. But rather than continue to fight this trend, we think that the only way to restore Thanksgiving is to have Black Friday sales begin a weekend earlier. More precisely, we’re proposing that all those doorbusters either begin on the Friday night or early Saturday morning the weekend before Thanksgiving. Here’s why: It’s Inevitable Walmart and Target and all the other early-openers would not be throwing open their doors on Thanksgiving night if...
  • An American Oil Find That Holds More Than All of OPEC [UT,CO]

    11/13/2012 1:31:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | By ALAN FARNHAM
    Drillers in Utah and Colorado are poking into a massive shale deposit trying to find a way to unlock oil reserves that are so vast they would swamp OPEC. A recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that if half of the oil bound up in the rock of the Green River Formation could be recovered it would be "equal to the entire world's proven oil reserves." Both the GAO and private industry estimate the amount of oil recoverable to be 3 trillion barrels. "In the past 100 years — in all of human history -- we have...
  • Israel Under Siege

    11/13/2012 1:29:32 PM PST · by Pete · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 13, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    Islamic militants fired more than 110 rockets and mortars into Israeli territory over the past four days in attacks that injured eight Israelis, according to a report issued by the Israeli Defense Forces Strategic Division. The unprovoked attacks have been dispersed throughout the Jewish state’s southern territory and have forced more than a million civilians into bomb shelters. One soldier has been critically injured in the barrage. The Israel Project says that 898 rockets have fallen on Israel thus far in 2012—over 200 more than hit Israel in the entirety of 2011. The Obama administration has yet to issue a...
  • Sic Semper Tyrannis

    11/13/2012 1:28:45 PM PST · by walford · 27 replies
    Natural Law/Natural Religion ^ | 11/13/12 | walford
    Obama secession petitions: 34 of 50 states petitioning the president to secede It's unclear whether these petitions are a nod to dissatisfaction that some conservatives think may soon match Civil War proportion,or not. However, the utter contempt for the Obama administration indicated by this petition drive, which appears to be on its way to all fifty states, is very clear. ==================== Commentary by walford Greetings from Virginia. These petitions at the very least make an explicit statement that, in the aftermath of the most recent election, many of us are finding ourselves in a country that is no longer a...
  • U.S. Rejoins U.N. Human Rights Council; United States rejoins human rights organization despite

    11/13/2012 1:27:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/13/12 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Monday that the United States is “pleased” to have been reelected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), a controversial body that has been repeatedly chastised for its anti-Israel bias. The U.S. joined the body after President Barack Obama’s election. Long shunned by the U.S. for its anti-Israel bent, the then-newly elected president claimed he could reform the organization. Since that time, the HRC has called for a boycott of U.S. companies that do business with Israel and attempted to investigate Israeli settlements. The U.S. won reelection to the 47-member body on Tuesday...
  • Troubling questions in the Benghazi-Petraeus mess

    11/13/2012 1:24:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/12/12 | Victoria Toensing
    Consider: When Petraeus was nominated for DCI, there were “rumors” in Afghanistan about the duo and the extent of her access to him, according to well-respected foreign policy expert and Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland, who was on the ground there at the time. Who headed Petraeus’ background investigation? The first time I had a background check, the FBI asked my neighbors whether I was a good mother. They also asked whether I was a lesbian. These people are not shy about asking sensitive sex-related questions.
  • Is Papa John's the Next Chick-fil-A?

    11/13/2012 1:24:21 PM PST · by IbJensen · 57 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/13/2012 | Bobby Eberle
    It happened again. Another restaurant chain is under attack from the left. This time, it's Papa John's Pizza. What was so terrible that the liberal talkers are going bonkers? The CEO simply spoke the truth -- if Obamacare kicks in, there will likely be cuts to employee work hours in order to cover the new healthcare costs. Don't liberals realize that bigger government comes with consequences? As reported by The Washington Times, John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa John's Pizza has come out swinging against Obamacare, and the liberals don't like it. Recently, however, Papa John has come under fire...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: Petraeus scandal 'disturbing,'(should have been reported)

    11/13/2012 1:18:55 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 13 replies
    CNN Soledad O'Brien ^ | November 13, 2012 | unspecified
    video transcript at 1:45) "I agree with Secretary Panetta who said that we absolutely there should have been notification of the intelligence congressional leadership, as is the proper protocol, long before it occurred." "The Big Four are supposed to be notified." "It is not about politics."
  • Islamists protest for sharia as Egypt debates constitution

    11/13/2012 1:18:43 PM PST · by Pete
    Reuters ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Marwa Awad
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of Islamists rallied in Cairo on Friday to demand immediate introduction of sharia and called on President Mohamed Mursi to resist opposition to Islamic law. Islamists, Liberals and non-Islamists have locked horns over what civic freedoms women, Christians and minority groups will enjoy under a new constitution being drafted by an Islamist-dominated panel. The constitution is supposed to become the cornerstone of democratic transition after the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak last year. Without it, the country cannot hold elections to replace a parliament that a court declared void in June. The Islamist camp is divided....
  • Paula Broadwell's License Discovered in D.C. Park (Espionage? Meeting with Obama thugs?)

    11/13/2012 1:17:14 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 159 replies
    US News ^ | 11/13/12 | PAUL D. SHINKMAN
    The woman revealed to have been carrying on an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus lost her driver's license in a Washington, D.C., park recently, sources tell U.S. News. A Maryland National Capital Park Police spokesman confirmed that a jogger found a North Carolina license in Rock Creek Park belonging to Paula Broadwell. Park Police planned to hold it for 90 days, per policy, and then send it back to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The Park Police also alerted the FBI, says Bill Kellogg, a spokesman for the Park Police. The FBI did not initially return calls...
  • How the French Fight Terror

    11/13/2012 1:15:51 PM PST · by BBell · 8 replies
    www.foreignpolicy.com ^ | JANUARY 19, 2006 | BY MARC PERELMAN
    Could Paris teach Washington a thing or two about protecting civil liberties while tracking down terrorists at home? In the United States, revelations that the Bush administration mandated domestic spying have caused a political uproar. France, however, has been spying on its citizens for years, as part of its effective, albeit controversial, counterterrorist system.In 1988, the FBI invited Alain Marsaud, then Frances top antiterrorist magistrate, to speak about terrorism to the bureaus new recruits at its academy in Quantico, Virginia. Marsaud, now a conservative lawmaker, told the audience of would-be feds of the deadly threat that radical Islamist terrorist networks...
  • Bad Guy from 'Homeland' Sometimes Terrorists Are the Heroes

    11/13/2012 1:14:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/13/12 | staff
    WE FOUND ABU NAZIR!!! (or at least the guy who plays him on "Homeland") ... and last night, he made a very interesting comment about terrorists. TMZ came face to face with Navid Negahban in Hollywood last night -- who seems to be a much nicer guy than the Osama Bin Laden-esque bad guy he plays on the hit Showtime series.
  • Petraeus, Rove, and Paula Broadwell: I Smell A Rat

    11/13/2012 1:13:02 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | November 12, 2012
    Home » Blogs » karoli's blog November 12, 2012 10:00 AM Updated: Petraeus, Rove, and Paula Broadwell: I Smell A Rat Karl Rove ?@KarlRove With @paulabroadwell at the NCSL Leaders Forum this weekend in Washington. pic.twitter.com/kWGXLBUD 11 Jun 12 ReplyRetweetFavoriteMaybe that tweet from June is nothing. Only, there's this tweet from yesterday, too. Rupert Murdoch ?@rupertmurdoch Petraeus affair has not been a secret for months. Must be more to story. 10 Nov 12 ReplyRetweetFavoriteYeah, I'm sure that's nothing, too. Vague enough to be suggestive, but too vague to actually confirm anything like what Paula Broadwell and Karl Rove might have...
  • Obama's re-election drives gun sales

    11/13/2012 1:08:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | November 9, 2012 | Aaron Smith
    Gun sales are up in the wake of Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday, driven by fears of tighter regulations under a Democratic president, especially for firearms that might be classified as assault weapons. "Sales are up," said John Kielbasa, owner of Fernwood Firearms in Hankins, N.Y. "I had a guy waiting here first thing in the morning [after the election.] He came in, bought two AK-47s." Kielbasa said that he sells semiautomatic versions of the fully automatic Kalashnikov rifles, as is permitted by law. He said the demand for semiautomatic rifles is being stoked by memories of the assault weapon...
  • Want something worse than re-electing Obama? Well, here it is.............

    11/13/2012 1:08:28 PM PST · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13/12
    Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, floated the idea of running again for the RNC chairman position on Sunday. Asked directly if he would run again on C-Span, Steele said, "It's not a bad idea. I can go shake up the house a little bit more, what do you think?" "Are you serious?" asked the host. "We'll see." Asked when he would announce a decision to run, Steele said, "Oh, I've got time for that."
  • Jindal: End “dumbed-down” conservatism

    11/13/2012 1:08:15 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11-13-2012 | Ed Morrissey
    (snip) Many Republicans figured that the economic malaise and the lack of any vision of a second term from Obama would doom him with voters, but we ended up getting stuck in our own blind spot where Obama is concerned. As I wrote after the election, we can’t allow ourselves to fall into the trap of being mainly an oppositional party — being defined by what we’re against rather than what we’re for. We have to have a clear, positive agenda aimed at communicating specific policies that will improve the lives of voters in demonstrable ways. Too often, we offer...
  • Oil-Industry Breaks May Be Casualty of Fiscal Cliff Bargain(1 more reason for blue states to secede)

    11/13/2012 1:00:46 PM PST · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/13/12 | s. feller
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, may be open to eliminating certain oil-industry tax breaks to prevent the necessity of tax increases. Republicans have started examining the tax code in their effort to raise revenues without actually raising rates, and breaks for many of the largest companies in the country could be on the chopping block, reported The Hill. “The details will have to be negotiated. Not going to speculate on what a final package may look like,” said Kevin Smith, a spokesman for Boehner. Oil companies receive about $4.4 billion in tax breaks every year, according to USA Today. Democrats...
  • Who's Going to Get Fired Over Petraeus Investigation?

    11/13/2012 1:00:25 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | November 12, 2012 | Nick Gillespie
    So retired Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as CIA director in the wake of revelations of an affair and crazy email behavior on his part and that of his lover. That Petraeus cashiered himself just as he was about to testify before Congress about the total botch job surrounding the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya is disturbing for about a thousand reasons. Yesterday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that she and others in the Senate had no idea that the FBI was investigating Petraeus until he resigned. The White House has said they didn't know...
  • Obama considering John Kerry for job of defense secretary

    11/13/2012 12:59:44 PM PST · by mojito · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/13/2012 | 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 the transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. John O. Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If...
  • Gen. John Allen Probed in Petraeus Affair

    11/13/2012 12:57:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6:48 AM, Nov 13, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    "The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday," the Washington Post reports.
  • Communists Happy With Obama Reelection

    11/13/2012 12:55:44 PM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/12/2012 | Christian Gomez
    The American people have spoken, renewing President Obama’s mandate for change for yet another four years. Following the announcement of Obama's reelection, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) chairman Sam Webb wrote an article in the CPUSA’s official newspaper, People’s World, expressing his contentment with the election results. “After a long and bitterly contested battle, the forces of inclusive democracy came out on top yesterday,” Webb said. “The better angels of the American people spread their wings, as they went to the polls.” Webb went on to reaffirm that the election results were in the CPUSA’s favor: The Communist Party said a...
  • Janeane Garofalo's ‘Marriage’ No Joke (Didn't Know She Was Married for 20 Years)

    11/13/2012 12:53:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2012
    SNIP She explained at a New York Comedy Festival reunion for “The Ben Stiller Show” that she married a writer on the series — Rob Cohen, who went on to produce “The Big Bang Theory” — in Las Vegas as a joke in the 1990s, and didn’t realize the nuptials had stuck. SNIP
  • State sending elections officials to St Lucie- "concerned about results

    11/13/2012 12:48:04 PM PST · by Goldwater Girl · 54 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/13/2012 | George Bennett
    State elections officials coming to St.Lucie Wednesday. Concerned that all 37000 votes not re-tabulated, + error percentage
  • Now in Story Development: Petraeus Ran Rogue Operation in Libya.

    11/13/2012 12:42:12 PM PST · by Kenny Bunk · 50 replies
    Vanity | 11/13/2012 | Kenny Bunk
    As the thoroughly unbelievable saga spins its merry way across the MSM, IMHO the stage may be being set by the administration for a thoroughly implausible case for "plausible deniability" for Obama. I predict that Petraeus will be accused of running a rogue CIA operation in Libya about which the President, as carefully explained by dementia patient Joe Biden, knew nothing. Interesting clues: Broadwell's co-author on the bio is a WaPo reporter. Says "he had no clue..." What he probably does have is WH connections. The Tampa "socialite" Broadwell allegedly harrassed turns out to be absolutely dead broke and living...
  • W.H. Petition Calls for Stripping Citizenship and Exile for Anyone Who Signs Petition to Secede

    11/13/2012 12:40:30 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 170 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/13/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    A White House petition gathering force calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state's secession. "Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported," the full petition reads. The title of the petition is, "WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them." As of this writing, 2,205 have signed the petition; 22,795 more...
  • McSally backer seeks to block count of 130 ballots

    11/13/2012 12:35:46 PM PST · by Arthurio · 4 replies
    BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A supporter of the Republican candidate in Arizona's undecided 2nd Congressional District race has asked a court to block tallying of results from 130 ballots in Cochise County. Republican challenger Martha McSally and Democratic incumbent Ron Barber are neck in neck in results so far. The suit filed Tuesday in Cochise County Superior Court in Bisbee contends that election officials mishandled three precincts' provisional ballots by not sealing them in envelopes.