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  • Since Petraeus was not required to testify under oath, does that mean Hillary won't either?

    11/16/2012 12:46:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    vanity | November 16, 2012 | slef
    Washington (CNN) -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified on Capitol Hill on Friday that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was an act of terrorism committed by al Qaeda-linked militants. U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York, who spoke to reporters after the closed hearing, which lasted an hour and 20 minutes. The account Petraeus gave was different from the description the Obama administration gave on September 14, King said. Then, the attack was described as "spontaneous," the result of a protest against an anti-Muslim film that got out of control outside the compound. Petraeus was...
  • Surprise from The Hague: Yugoslav Tribunal Overturns Croatian Guilty Verdicts

    11/16/2012 12:41:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/16/2012 | (cgh—with wire reports)
    The appeals chamber at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Friday overturned guilty verdicts against Gotovina and fellow Croat general Mladen Markac in what is being called the most significant reversals in the court’s history. The two had been sentenced in 2011 to 24 and 18 years behind bars respectively for crimes against humanity and war crimes relating to a 1995 attack on Serbian civilians. The pair’s original conviction hinged on the tribunal’s acceptance of the existence of a plan led by the late Croatian President Franjo Tudjman to expel Serbs from Croatia. Three out of five...
  • Jill Kelley visited the White House THREE TIMES times in last three months with her twin sister

    11/16/2012 12:41:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/12 | Lydia Warren
    Jill Kelley, the Florida housewife whose complaint over threatening emails revealed David Petraeus´ affair, has visited the White House three times in the past three months, it has emerged. In by far the most astonishing example of her determination to reach the top, the shrewd socialite and her twin sister, Natalie Khawam, were invited to two ´courtesy´ meals in the Executive Mansion mess hall as a guest of a White House aide, an Obama administration official has revealed. She met the mid-level aide through her work with MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, where she also rubbed shoulders with the
  • FEMA: Welfare Masquerading as Disaster Relief

    11/16/2012 12:39:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/16/2012 | Shikha Dalmia
    Hurricane Sandy hadn't even touched down when liberals started blowing kisses to FEMA, or Federal Emergency Management Agency, the federal disaster relief agency. A New York Times editorial declared that the impending storm proved that the country needs FEMA-style "Big Government" solutions more than ever. Salon, New Republic and other liberal outfits heartily agreed. Why do liberals love FEMA so much? Certainly not for its glorious track record. Rather, FEMA has been a great vehicle for expanding the welfare state. FEMA's tragic missteps after Katrina earned it well-deserved disgrace. The Times blames those on the Bush administration, whose anti-government philosophy...
  • *The REAL Miss America*

    11/16/2012 12:37:32 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 51 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Vanessa Dobos is a gunner on board a USAF AC-130 gunship.  The blue-eyed blonde has seen action in Iraq and Afganistan, and enjoys long walks on the beach, men who aren't afraid to cry, and puppies. Vanessa's dislikes include feed-tray stoppages, tracer flareout of her NVGs and premature fixed-wing strikes scattering her high-value targets... The 19 year old former Ohio high school cheerleader is in-fact the Air Force's first female aerial gunner ever: Raised in the small town of Valley View, Ohio, her interstest in the military was sparked by her father. Described by Dobos as 'a history buff', her dad talked...
  • Susan Rice's miserable record at the UN (You want her to be Secretary of State?)

    11/16/2012 12:36:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2012 | Richard Grenell
    Most reporters haven’t been following Ambassador Susan Rice’s performance at the United Nations since her appointment in January 2009. To many journalists, Rice’s misleading interviews on the five Sunday Shows the weekend after the 9/11/12 terrorist attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were one of the first times they had heard from her. To veteran foreign policy observers, Rice’s shameful performance that Sunday was one of many blunders over the last four years. Rice’s refusal to answer questions about why she blamed the Benghazi violence on a YouTube video was met Wednesday with a feisty defense...
  • The Hostess Liquidation: A Curious Cast Of Characters...(Gephardt, other Demon-crats

    11/16/2012 12:36:37 PM PST · by Prospero · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    As the Twinkie Crumbles...Tim Collins of Ripplewood, a prominent Democrat, a position which allowed him to get involved in the first bankruptcy process in the first place, due to his proximity with the Teamsters' long-term heartthrob Dick Gephardt (whose consulting group just happens to also be an equity owner of Hostess). In other words, the traditional republican-cum-PE scapegoating strategy here will be a tough one to pull off since the narrative collapses when considering that it was a Democrat who rescued the firm, only to see it implode in a trainwreck that has resulted in the liquidation of a legendary...
  • Chris Christie: Romney's 'Gifts' Comments 'Divisive'

    11/16/2012 12:32:51 PM PST · by Arthurio · 89 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday added his name to a growing list of Republicans who are rebuking Mitt Romney over his “gifts” comments. “You can't expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive,” said Christie on MSNBC’s Morning Joe when asked if he agreed with fellow Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who was one of the first to criticize the former GOP nominee over the comments. In a conference call with donors Wednesday, Romney said that minorities and young people voted for Obama because he offered them “gifts.” Said Christie: “You have to...
  • Food For Thought

    How Things Are going In England. A light-hearted parody of the famous song Combine Harvester, Brand New Leather Jacket.
  • ‘A VALLEY FORGE MOMENT FOR CONSERVATIVES’

    11/16/2012 12:29:58 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/15/2012 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    Election 2012 ‘A Valley Forge Moment for Conservatives’ By: Sen. Tom Cobrun Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s an honor to be with you tonight as we celebrate the American Spectator’s 45th anniversary. I especially want to thank Bob Tyrrell who has been with the Spectator since the very beginning. Bob, I want thank you and honor you for your commitment to telling the truth, and for reminding us to laugh, which is especially important in times like this.Like most of you I wish we had a different outcome last week. But it’s important to talk honestly about what...
  • Where's all the Muslim Outrage?

    11/16/2012 12:28:52 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 7 replies
    Vanity
    With all of the action in Gaza right now, where's the Muslim outrage? Minister Farrakhan hasn't issued one statement about either the Palestinians or Israel. Not even a condemnation of his favorite enemy "Da Jeeeeeeewwwwwwssssss!" How the hell does that happen? Anyone else notice it?
  • Almost deported, Edson Barrera Gonzalez wins freedom at Mexican border

    11/16/2012 12:12:45 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 14, 2012 /updated November 15, 2012 | Molly Harbarger
    Today was a close call for Edson Barrera Gonzalez. The 20-year-old Happy Valley man ended up just miles from the Mexico border when a Clackamas County Circuit judge signed an order that aids in his bid to stay in the country. Gonzalez has been held in an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Tacoma, Wash., for a year. Tuesday night, he contacted his parents and immigration advocates working on his behalf to say he was told to pack up. On Wednesday morning, the Dallas-based Isenberg Center for Immigration Empowerment frantically began trying to figure out where he was and...
  • Allen West,Patrick Murphy race results update: St.Lucie board to consider early vote retabulation

    11/16/2012 12:08:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    wptv ^ | Friday November 16, 2012 ; 1:13 PM | Alex Sanz
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board is expected to decide on Friday whether to retabulate some or all early votes cast ahead of Election Day. This, on the same day a St. Lucie County judge hears a request from U.S. Rep. Allen West to recount all of the early votes cast in the race for the 18th Congressional district. West, the Tea Party favorite who appeared to be headed for defeat after Democrat Patrick Murphy was projected to win the race, has refused to concede. “We are within 249 votes of a mandatory recount,” West said...
  • Liberated Iraq calls on Arab states to use oil as 'weapon' against U.S.

    11/16/2012 12:03:01 PM PST · by SargeK · 196 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/2012
    A top Iraqi diplomat urged Arab states to “use the weapon of oil” against the United States because of its alliance with Israel, raising more questions about the Middle Eastern nation's allegiance to the nation that freed it from a ruthless dictatorship.
  • Chicago Man Convicted in Israel of Aiding Hamas Removed From U.S. Terrorist Watch-List

    11/16/2012 11:56:34 AM PST · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 9, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    In a move that will draw ire among those who fear the ever-growing perils of the America’s preoccupation with Islamic-sensitivity, the administration made a bold step Wednesday — the day after President Obama won his re-election bid – of removing a convicted Hamas operative (and Chicago resident) from its designated terrorist list. 59-year old Muhammad Salah, who spent nearly five years in an Israeli prison for funding the terrorist outfit, was taken off the list by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. The terrorist designation prohibited Salah from obtaining employment or allegedly to make simple purchases without seeking...
  • An Interview with Baron Scepter

    11/16/2012 11:55:11 AM PST · by frithguild · 2 replies
    Radio Free NJ ^ | 11/15/2012 | frithguild
    frithguild: Well Baron, thank you for your time today. I just want to let Radio Free NJ readers know that you have been a very valuable resource behind The Google Purge stories, especially as it relates to Dave Patraeus and Kip Ward. (Links appear at RFNJ) Baron Scepter: Well thank you frithguild, I must say that you first came on my radar when you connected the dots between the feds being the largest purchaser of information from Google, how the Obama campaign used strategies to target very small groups and is now using information as a weapon against individuals. That...
  • NFL Picks - Week 11

    11/16/2012 11:50:12 AM PST · by FL2012 · 21 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | RJ Elliott
    Green Bay 6-3 @ Detroit 4-5 at 1:00 p.m. (Line: PACKERS BY 3.5) Packers LB Clay Matthews is out of the lineup this week with a hamstring injury. The Lions are the only team in the NFC North with a losing record, but they are 2-1 at home this season. ---RJ's Pick: Detroit by 2
  • Hamas: “We targeted Knesset, Shimon Peres”

    11/16/2012 11:49:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 11/16/2012 | Aaron Klein
    In a new development, Hamas today said it fired a rocket toward the Knesset in Jerusalem as residents in Israel’s capital city were preparing for Shabbat. Hamas also claimed to WND they were targeting the home of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Abu Abdullah, a spokesman for Hamas’s so-called military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, told WND: “This is not the end of the surprises we can have. In some circumstances, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will not be the last station of our targets.” …
  • Democrats charge Rick Scott improperly interfering to help Allen West

    11/16/2012 11:48:59 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 34 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Anthony Man
    Top Florida Democrats sounded the alarm Friday over what they see as improper interference by Gov. Rick Scott in U.S. Rep. Allen West’s attempt to hold onto his congressional seat. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, flatly asserted in a statement that the Republican governor is attempting to interfere in the contest between Republican West and Democrat Patrick Murphy. A spokesman for Scott's secretary of state denied the Democrats' assertions. Unofficial results show Murphy as the winner, but the West campaign has asserted that counting irregularities in St. Lucie County – part of...
  • Video: Crowds gather in front of courthouse for Allen West hearing

    11/16/2012 11:48:14 AM PST · by SmileRight · 15 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/16/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Crowds began to emerge around 11 a.m. in front of the St. Lucie County courthouse to express support for Congressman Allen West’s call for a complete recount in the Congressional District 18 race. The West team has been putting together a legal argument to persuade St. Lucie County Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn to order county Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker to recount all early voting ballots. Walker has admitted to problems with the ballots,...
  • Conservative Think Tank - Seeks Comments, Founders, Writers

    11/16/2012 11:48:09 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 90 replies
    Vanity | 11/16/2012 | Self
    I'm exploring a startup entrepreneurial, free-enterprise, Judeo-Christian advocacy group, a think tank of, by and for non-elites. If you have either a little time or a little money (or both) that you can dedicate to a strictly right-wing think tank, you may be interested. Some are no doubt familiar with my focus on NGOs (non-governmental organizations), the most infamous of which being the Soros network. While many are leftist, there are also those that purport to be right-wing, though most often they are heavily influenced by big business and academia - and virtually not at all by real-world small business...
  • The adults at Hostess give a reality lesson to Obama’s union children

    11/16/2012 11:47:48 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 89 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is the end of Hostess Bakery Company. It was started in 1930 and died a few days after Barack Obama was reelected. The smiles have barely left the faces of his supporters, and now thousands of them across the country are being fired and laid-off. “We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike. Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.” With these 45 words the world has been turned...
  • Allen West hearing live video: Allen West, Patrick Murphy race results challenged at 1 p.m.

    11/16/2012 11:35:54 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    WPTV NewsChannel5 ^ | 11-16-2012 | Jonathan Mattise
    Allen West hearing live video: Allen West, Patrick Murphy race results challenged at 1 p.m. hearing By: Jonathan Mattise, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers WPTV will be live streaming Friday's 1 p.m. hearing. CLICK HERE TO WATCH WHEN IT BEGINS ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A St. Lucie County Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing at 1 p.m. Friday for U.S. Rep. Allen West's latest St. Lucie challenge for an election recount. By noon, about 50 Allen West supporters have showed up outside the St. Lucie County Courthouse and were chanting scathing criticisms of county Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker. The...
  • Five EU countries call for new military “structure”

    11/16/2012 11:35:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11/16/2012 @ 09:26 | Andrew Rettman
    Five leading EU countries, but not the UK, have said the Union needs a new military “structure” to manage overseas operations. The foreign and defense ministers of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain issued the call in a joint communiqué after a meeting in Paris on Thursday (15 November). The paper says: “We are convinced that the EU must set up, within a framework yet to be defined, true civilian-military structures to plan and conduct missions and operations.” … The communiqué also calls for more “pooling and sharing” of EU defense hardware in the context of crisis-related budget cuts. It...
  • Is Obama Smarter Than Einstein? (pic)

    11/16/2012 11:34:56 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Apparently, Einstein actually said it.
  • Fibbers vie for World's Biggest Liar crown

    11/16/2012 11:34:15 AM PST · by Mark · 13 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 11/15/2012 | AP via yahoo news
    LONDON (AP) — Fantastic fibbers vied at a remote pub in northwestern England on Thursday for the title of world's biggest liar. Judges were deliberating into the night after two hours of competition at the Bridge Inn in the Lake District hamlet of Santon Bridge. Contestants had five minutes to impress the judges with a whopping but convincing lie. Last year's winner was nuclear power plant worker Glen Boyland, for an improbable story about racing snails with Prince Charles.
  • Court staffer suspended over Kline tweets

    11/16/2012 11:33:48 AM PST · by jonefab · 6 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | November 16, 2012 - 12:23pm | The Associated Press
    A research attorney for a Kansas Court of Appeals judge has been temporarily suspended from her job pending an investigation about tweets she posted during a court hearing in former Attorney General Phill Kline’s ethics case. Ron Keefover, spokesman for the judicial branch, said Sarah Peterson Herr was suspended Friday while an investigation is conducted. She is a research attorney for Judge Christel Marquardt. The tweets were posted Thursday during a Kansas Supreme Court hearing deciding whether Kline’s law license should be indefinitely suspended for his conduct during investigations of abortion providers. The tweets predicted that Kline would be disbarred...
  • Is Gov. Scott Walker's decision on health care exchanges the right one?

    11/16/2012 11:33:17 AM PST · by UB355 · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/16/2012 | None
    Poll to Freep
  • Unions Must Go

    11/16/2012 11:32:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | 11.16.2012 | Jan Morgan
    What unions are doing in America today, not only to the companies but to the workers they supposedly represent, is unconscionable. It’s sad that a majority of their own members can’t or refuse to see that these unions are not truly on their side and in fact have done much to destroy capitalism. Unions have become the people they were originally formed to oppose. Unions are a socialist concept. The whole concept of unions pits management against the workers. The assumption is that management is an evil force whose sole purpose is the abuse of the worker. While this may...
  • Who Conceived 'Protest Over a Video' As the WH Cover Story For Benghazi?

    11/16/2012 11:29:35 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 35 replies
    November 16, 2012 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    After much thought and consideration of the fact that Hillary fled to Australia in advance of the Benghazi hearings, today it finally dawned on me who possibly brainstormed the White House' cover story for the terrorist attack in Benghazi. That person would be Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin. Huma: "Here. Try this idea.. How about a protest over a video on YouTube?" It is known that Huma Abedin has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and as a Muslim would be the White House's logical choice when looking for propaganda to explain away the attack in Benghazi. As a result...
  • Benghazi-gate…What Did They Know & When Did They Know It?

    11/16/2012 11:27:34 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-16-12 | Curt
    So Petraeus testified behind closed doors and lo and behold: Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al-Qaeda involvement” was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed. Who took it out? Who then decided to send Rice out with that misinformation? Now if we had a Republican in the White House during this whole affair you know the media and the left would be howling for...
  • Ohio state senator: GOP means ‘Get Out of my Panties’

    11/16/2012 11:26:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    lsn ^ | 11.16.2012 | John Jalsevac
    COLUMBUS, November 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The “War on Women” rhetoric received a new twist this week when Ohio State Senator Nina Turner showed up to a Planned Parenthood press conference wearing a t-shirt declaring that GOP stands for “get out of my panties.” GOP, the other name for the Republican Party, is an acronym for “Grand Old Party.” The press conference was called in response to renewed efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in the state, as well as to pass the “Heartbeat Bill,” which would ban abortion after the point when the unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Earlier this...
  • Holder defends keeping Petraeus inquiry from White House until after election

    11/16/2012 11:26:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012. | By Sari Horwitz, Carol D. Leonnig and Greg Miller,
    Jonathan Bachman/Reuters - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference in New Orleans November 15, 2012.Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday defended the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation that ledDavid H. Petraeus to resign as CIA director, saying that the department was right to keep the inquiry secret from the White House until after last week’s presidential election.Holder’s first public comments on the controversy came as the CIA opened an internal inquiry of Petraeus’s conduct during his 14-month tenure as director. The move means that there are three active investigations related to a scandal...
  • Continent’s youth more “European” than their parents, poll says

    11/16/2012 11:24:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 15.11.12 @ 09:30 (Nov. 15) | Benjamin Fox
    Young people are more likely to consider themselves “European” and to be engaged with the bloc’s politics, according to an analysis released on Wednesday (14 November) by survey-group Eurobarometer. Forty-six percent of 15-24 year olds described themselves as European in addition to their nationality and tended to have a more positive view of the EU than their parents and grandparents. The data is part of a set of surveys by Eurobarometer in advance of the 2014 European elections. …
  • Obama's third and possibly forth term as President.

    11/16/2012 11:24:44 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 41 replies
    I am work yesterday and my co-worker tells me that Obama will win a third term and possibly a fourth. Naturally I tell her that would be unconstitutional. She says... I mean that Michelle Obama will run and of course that means Barry is still at the wheel. I pondered for a while and said, well if she does run she probably would be a shoe in.
  • The hunt for Canada’s $1,000 bills: There are nearly a million left

    11/16/2012 11:22:27 AM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | November 15, 2012 | Adrian Humphreys
    More than 10 years after the $1,000 bill disappeared from circulation 946,043 of them are still out there, somewhere. The whereabouts of almost $1-billion worth of the banknotes is a mystery rekindled this month at Quebec’s corruption probe when a witness spoke of a safe over-stuffed with cash, including $1,000 notes, inside a political office. Retired on May 12, 2000, for being mostly used in criminal transactions, any $1,000 note deposited at a bank is destroyed, although the bills — nicknamed “pinkies” by gangsters because of the pinkish-purple ink — remain legal tender. Money-laundering experts believe most of the missing...
  • We will not surrender, we will not retreat and we will not "moderate" our stance!! FReepathon XL

    11/16/2012 11:19:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 447 replies
    Now that the GOP-e's anointed RINO has failed to attract sufficient numbers of conservative voters (the Republican base) to defeat the most blatantly corrupt liberal, er, communist useful idiot to ever occupy the White House, they've come up with an ingenious plan. We should "moderate" our stances against liberal causes like abortion, illegal aliens, the homosexual agenda, socialized healthcare, gun control, carbon tax, recreational drugs, resisting over taxing the "wealthy," etc. Our self-appointed Republican political "experts" now say we've lost the war against socialism and therefore must run up the white flag of surrender and become just like the godless...
  • Lessons from 2012: Droughts, not Hurricanes, are the Greater Danger

    11/16/2012 11:16:53 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    Weather Underground Blog ^ | November 16, 2012 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    The colossal devastation and loss of life wrought by Hurricane Sandy makes the storm one of the greatest disasters in U.S. history. The storm and its aftermath have rightfully dominated the weather headlines this year, and Sandy will undoubtedly be remembered as the most notable global weather event of 2012. But shockingly, Sandy is probably not even the deadliest or most expensive weather disaster this year in the United States--Sandy's damages of perhaps $50 billion will likely be overshadowed by the huge costs of the great drought of 2012. While it will be several months before the costs of America's...
  • Compassionate Conservatism Redux [Was "Compassionate Conservatism" of Bush 43 Correct?]

    11/16/2012 11:10:43 AM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    NOVEMBER 16 Compassionate Conservatism Redux Bush 43 was on to something important, and he got the votes to prove it. Jonah Goldberg I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the Right was largely a “leave me alone coalition”: religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed...
  • PERSUASION, NOT RETREAT [Future of the Tea Party and GOP]

    11/16/2012 11:08:58 AM PST · by Moseley · 13 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Will the GOP have to change its positions to appeal to certain groups of voters? This question is filling the Republican Party, all the political world, and the chattering classes after Mitt Romney’s defeat. Should the Republican Party abandon its strongly-held beliefs and its positions on political issues? There is only one path to success that lays before us: Persuasion, not retreat. On every dilemma facing us, the answer is persuading voters and interest groups of what we truly believe, that these policies are best for America and the alternatives will be harmful for America. We see an impossible problem....
  • Interior Proposal Would Limit Oil Shale Development On Federal Lands (You Don't Say?)

    11/16/2012 11:08:27 AM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2012 | Zack Coleman
    The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development. The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation. The move is sure to rankle Republicans, who say President Obama’s grip on fossil fuel drilling in federal lands is...
  • Will Rogers on Taxes

    11/16/2012 11:07:35 AM PST · by Parmy
    Will Rogers Quotes | 1920's 1930's | Will Rogers
    Quotes By Will Rogers Return to the Quotes Index Will Rogers on Taxes Income Tax Sales Tax Inheritance Tax (DT = Daily Telegram; WA= Weekly Article) "The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has." WA #17, April 8, 1923 (also WA #99, Nov. 2, 1924) "There is some talk of lowering (the income tax), and they will have to. People are not making enough to pay it." WA #17, April 8, 1923 "Our financial ills will never be settled till you fix it so every man will pay an income tax on what...
  • Woman in Petraeus Scandal Visited White House

    11/16/2012 10:56:01 AM PST · by LittleSpotBlog · 68 replies
    AP ^ | 11/16/12 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration official says a Tampa Bay socialite whose emails triggered the eventual downfall of CIA director David Petraeus visited the White House three times this year with her sister, twice eating in the Executive Mansion mess.
  • Cisco founder peddles $335 Thanksgiving turkey

    11/16/2012 10:55:09 AM PST · by illiac · 33 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 11/16/12 | Charles Passy
    The pitch Talk about a rare bird. When it comes to setting the Thanksgiving table, the folks at Ayrshire Farm ( Web site ) in Upperville, Va., suggest that no meal is complete without one of their 20 lb.-and-up mail-order turkeys — for $335 (shipping included). Of course, it’s not just any gobbler, but a “heritage” bird — meaning a breed that goes back before the age of mass-market turkeys on commercial farms. And on top of that, it’s organic and raised to the exacting Certified Humane standards, which guarantees that animals have “shelter, resting areas, sufficient space and the...
  • IAF assassinates Ahmed Abu Jalal, senior Hamas terrorist

    11/16/2012 10:53:28 AM PST · by ari-freedom · 29 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | Yaakov Lappin
    In recent minutes, the IAF assassinate Ahmed Abu Jalal, a senior Hamas terrorist, in and air strike. The IAF also hit another car in the strike.
  • Attorneys for Allen West say they have proof of voting discrepancies

    11/16/2012 10:49:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 40 replies
    WPTV.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Alex Sanz
    ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Attorneys for Allen West said late Thursday they had discovered possible discrepancies after a review of early and absentee ballot information. Nearly 1,000 votes may be in question, according to Tim Edson, Allen West for Congress campaign manager. In a letter to Secretary of State Ken Detzner, attorneys said 110 early votes were cast in a precinct that didn't have enough early voters to support the number of votes cast. Four hundred eighty-eight people cast early votes in precinct 28, they said, but election returns showed 499 early votes were counted. Attorneys also raised concerns about...
  • Surge in new drugs as Europeans seek “legal highs”

    11/16/2012 10:48:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 15.11.12 @ 17:24 (Nov. 15) | Honor Mahony
    New psychoactive drugs are appearing on the market at the rate of about one a week as Europeans seek “legal highs,” a job made easier by the large rise in online drug retailers. 57 new substances have already been detected this year, up from 49 in 2011 and 41 in 2010, according to a report published on Thursday (15 November) by the Lisbon-based European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines continue to be the main stimulants, but they are competing with a growing number of emerging synthetic drugs. … Three natural products—kratom, salvia and...
  • Sheriff Supports Bill to Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver's Licenses

    11/16/2012 10:40:01 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    GrayslakePatch.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Gloria Casas
    Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. is backing a bill requiring all Illinois drivers be licensed and insured including undocumented immigrants. Curran joined with the Highway Safety Coalition Tuesday in a press conference Tuesday calling on the Illinois General Assembly to “have courage and put highway safety first by passing legislation in veto session 2012 to require all Illinois drivers to be licensed and insured.” “There are a lot of undocumented immigrants that need to get to work and by virtue of the way the system is set up, by having to have a social security number, are not eligible...
  • Van Rompuy: financial tax to form part of EU budget

    11/16/2012 10:39:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11/16/2012 @ 10:26 | Benjamin Fox
    The much vaunted EU financial transaction tax (FTT) is set to be hard-wired into the EU budget, with most of its revenue going directly to the EU.A paper prepared by EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and sent to European capitals ahead of next week’s EU budget summit, where leaders aim to agree a mandate on the budget framework for 2014-2020, would deduct FTT revenues from national contributions to the annual EU pot. Van Rompuy put forward his ideas after private talks with EU countries’ budget sherpas over the past 10 days. He has proposed a cut of €75 billion...
  • Latino and Black Americans - For God's Sake, WAKE UP!

    11/16/2012 10:39:41 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 57 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Jeff Head
    LATINO & BLACK AMERICANS - FOR GOD'S SAKE, WAKE UP! The pivotal election of 2012 is over. The most liberal, progressive candidate in the history of American politics, with the worst record on the economy in his first term, Barack Hussein Obama, won re-election to a second term by 1.5-2.0% of the vote. The over-riding segments of the population that enabled his victory were the Black vote (who voted for him by over 90%) and the Latino vote (who voted for him by over 70%). And they did so, absolutely against their own best interest. Oh, in the short...