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  • Does Obama Doom America?

    11/14/2012 12:11:28 PM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.14.12 | Quin Hillyer
    The question so many people are asking. The refrain started many weeks, even months, before the election, but its frequency and intensity has increased nearly exponentially since Nov. 6. "I don't know if we can survive another four years of this," people say. Or, "do you think we can survive four more years of this?" Even Bill Kristol, not prone to defeatism, speculated on what might happen "even if America can survive the next four years of Obama." -snip- It is not an idle worry. Barack Obama and his minions play for keeps. And they are playing for a...
  • Market Deteriorating As Obama Speaks — Dow Off Over 110 Now ( -136 Now)

    11/14/2012 12:10:48 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-14-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Market Deteriorating As Obama Speaks — Dow Off Over 110 Now Joe WeisenthalNovember 14, 2012As Obama speaks, market tumbles.Now, minus 136
  • Petraeus Socialite Jill Kelley Banned From Military Base

    11/14/2012 12:07:52 PM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    radar online ^ | 11/14 | radar online
    Jill Kelley is no longer welcome at MacDill AFB. The socialite who launched the David Petraeus sex scandal that's now also enveloped General John Allen, has been banned from the Tampa military base where she met both the four star military men, the Tampa Tribune is reporting. "She did have base access but does not currently because of her involvement in an ongoing investigation," a military official told the Tribune. PHOTOS: Jill Kelley Arrives At Her Tampa Bay Home The slam from her former best buddies in uniform comes on top of revelations of the Kelley family's dismal financial picture....
  • Infographic of the day: Obama lost independent voters in all swing states minus NC

    11/14/2012 12:07:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    This will boggle your mind. Barack Obama lost independent voters to Mitt Romney in every swing state except North Carolina and still won reelection. President Barack Obama won a second term by taking the majority of swing states. But a closer look at exit polling data shows Obama lost the independent vote in most of those states over the last four years. Independents, who do not align with one political party or another, make up a fast-growing and coveted voting bloc.
  • Obama: I Made Susan Rice Talk to the American People About Benghazi

    11/14/2012 12:06:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack. "As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her," Obama said at the press conference, defending the statements the ambassador to the U.N. made regarding the Benghazi attack. Rice has been widely criticized for giving misleading statements about Benghazi. She maintained that...
  • New Requirements for Military officers of Flag Rank (OK, it's satire.)

    11/14/2012 12:05:41 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 14, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Because of embarrassments to the Obama Administration caused by the unseemly conduct of General Petraeus and possibly other officers of flag rank, new requirements have been imposed. ZipperGate II The scandal involving General Petraeus' resignation due to marital infidelity, now referred to as "ZipperGate II" because President Clinton's involvement with Monica Lewinsky was ZipperGate I, has shocked the nation and caused potentially grave harm to the Obama Administration. Far worse, it could still endanger President Obama's personal standing with the public as well as his historically unique legacy. Indeed, it may even prove to be an unwelcome distraction from the...
  • Catholic bishops pledge defiance on HHS mandate

    11/14/2012 12:04:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    If the Obama administration hoped that the election results and the narrow split in Barack Obama's favor among Catholic voters would force the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) into retreat on the HHS contraception mandate, the USCCB's unity yesterday had to be a bit disappointing. The current president of the USCCB announced that the bishops would keep fighting the mandate, and while they were open to dialogue, the only option they will refuse to consider is "capitulation": A top American bishop said Tuesday the Roman Catholic church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide...
  • Is the Harappan civilisation 2000 years older?

    11/14/2012 12:03:35 PM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 11/14/2012
    The recent International Conference on Harappan Archaeology produced an unexpected announcement from archaeologists BR Mani and KN Dikshit, both of the Archaeological Survey of India, who claim that new dates from excavations show the Harappan culture began around 2000 years earlier than previously thought.The ruins of the Harrapan city of Mohenjo-daro remained undocumented for over 3,700 years, until their discovery in 1922 by Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay, an officer of the Archaeological Survey of India. He was led to the mound by a Buddhist monk, who reportedly believed it to be a stupa. Image: Wikimedia commons Redating of Harappan culture Based on...
  • Oxford chooses 'omnishambles' as word of the year

    11/14/2012 12:02:48 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2012 | JILL LAWLESS
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: "omnishambles." Oxford University Press on Tuesday crowned the word — defined as "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations" — its top term of 2012. Each year Oxford University Press tracks how the English language is changing and chooses a word that best reflects the mood of the year. The publisher typically chooses separate British and American winners. This year's American champion is "gif," short for graphics...
  • Obama's Smug America

    11/14/2012 12:02:41 PM PST · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.14.12 | George Neumayr
    It is always going "forward" no matter how much it declines. By every objective measure, America is in decline. But liberals insist that it is moving "forward." The modern philosophy of progress is Darwinian, holding that the latest development, whether of a country or a species, is always the best one. Mutations are assumed to be perfective, not destructive. Obama is the one "we have been waiting for," chanted his followers in 2008. They identified him as the agent of the final phase in liberalism's revolution. In 2012, Obama drew upon this revolutionary hope again, coining "forward" as his campaign...
  • The Speech General Petraeus Did Not Give

    11/14/2012 12:00:26 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    November 14, 2012 | Self
    I have received the letter below a couple times now, and checking with Snoops they can only dispute it to the extent it originated with Nick Palmisciano co-owner and co-founder of Ranger Up and not General David Petraeus. The Army was excited enough about Palmisciano’s work that they published it on their Facebook. I verified the substance of its truthfulness as you can do also by looking at the links I checked. The article points out the severe disconnect now existing between veterans and the general citizenry. At the end of World War II, when 11 out of every 100...
  • Senators call for special committee to probe Libya, as Petraeus agrees to testify

    11/14/2012 11:59:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | November 14, 2012
    On the heels of David Petraeus agreeing to testify on the Libya terror attack, Republican senators on Wednesday stepped up their call to empanel a "select committee" to investigate the tragedy -- as they raised concern that the administration's internal review would fall short.  "Let me be clear: there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said, at a lengthy news conference on Capitol Hill.  McCain was joined by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., in...
  • From suburb to basket case: How California city traveled the road to ruin

    11/14/2012 11:55:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- When this sun-drenched exurb east of Los Angeles filed for bankruptcy protection in August, the city attorney suggested fraudulent accounting was the root of the problem. The mayor blamed a dysfunctional city council and greedy police and fire unions. The unions blamed the mayor. Even now, there is little agreement on how the city got into this crisis or how it can extricate itself. "It's total political chaos," said John Husing, a former San Bernardino resident and regional economist. "There is no solution. They'll never fix anything."
  • Microsoft has failed

    11/14/2012 11:54:11 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Semiaccurate.com ^ | 11-14-2012 | Charlie Demerjian
    <p>Microsoft is in deep trouble, their two main product lines are failing, and the blame game is intensifying. Steve Sinofsky gets the blame this time for the failure of Windows 8, but the real problem is the patterns that are so clearly illustrated by these actions.</p>
  • The U.S. Air Force's Flight to Weakness (The Chinese are now besting our 4th generation fighters)

    11/14/2012 11:54:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/06/2012 | JACK DAVID AND MICHAEL DUNN
    Serious talk of America's defense budget was largely absent from the final weeks of the presidential campaign, once President Barack Obama likened Gov. Mitt Romney's concerns to an anachronistic focus on "horses and bayonets." But when Mr. Romney lamented that (among other things) the U.S. Air Force has the fewest airplanes it has ever had, he was correct. At its founding in 1947, it had more than 12,300 planes. Today: approximately 5,200. As the Air Force has been retiring large numbers of older aircraft in recent years, its budgets—drafted by the Pentagon and ultimately enacted by Congress—have prevented it from...
  • Man Distraught Over Presidential Election Result Kills Himself

    11/14/2012 11:51:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    CBS Tampa Bay ^ | November 14, 2012 1:00 pm | (Associated Press)
    A Key West resident who police say was distraught over the presidential election results and worried about his business has apparently killed himself. Police say they found Henry Hamilton’s body in his bedroom Nov. 8, along with a living will with handwritten words “Do not revive! (expletive) Obama!” Two empty prescription empty pill bottles were in the dining room. …
  • The Coming Financial Disaster

    11/14/2012 11:51:04 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-14-12 | johngalt
    We, the people of the US, are heading for a disaster of epic proportions. And when it hits, due to the US influence abroad, the world will feel the hurt at the same magnitude. Why? Fiat currency, that’s why. Combined with rapidly increasing national debt, and interest rates kept artificially low, with massive infusions of "cash" into the market place, the foundation holding up the confidence in the US dollar is starting to crumble. Given more credit ratings downgrades by the various international credit foundations and agencies, the point of irreversible damage is quickly approaching. When that happens, hyper-inflation will...
  • Obama says re-election gives him "middle-class mandate"

    11/14/2012 11:50:58 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 14, 2012
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday said his re-election gives him a mandate to help the American middle class, but he does not presume his opponents agree with all of his ideas.
  • Obama calls for rich to pay more, keep middle-class cuts

    11/14/2012 11:47:08 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 14, 2012
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday pushed for his proposal to have the wealthy pay more in taxes as a way to tame the federal deficit, taking a hard line in his opening bid before he begins fiscal talks with U.S. lawmakers later in the week. "We should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy," Obama said in his first press conference since winning re-election on November 6.
  • Ann Arbor-to-Detroit commuter rail: SEMCOG says demonstration trains could start next year

    11/14/2012 11:46:34 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 21 replies
    annarbor ^ | 11-14-2012 | Ryan Stanton
    Six newly refurbished, bi-level commuter rail cars made their first test run from Pontiac to Jackson and back Tuesday night, passing through Ann Arbor. Officials involved in the Ann Arbor-to-Detroit commuter rail initiative are hoping to hear back sometime next week whether the cars passed the test, which is required to be cleared for service. And if that happens, the public could be invited to ride demonstration trains starting next year. "Things seemed to go well," said Carmine Palombo, director of transportation programs for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Tuesday's train, led by an Amtrak locomotive, made stops in...