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  • (Video) Hostess Twinkie Fate a Portent Marxist Life to Come

    11/18/2012 4:14:40 PM PST · by publius321 · 17 replies
    Union plague devours another company and more jobs. Wait until the kids and single women who re-elected our would-be despot experience how the misery of Marxism actually affects their lifestyles... (video linked)
  • Anonymous Launches Cyberwar Against Israel

    11/18/2012 4:08:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | November 18, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Internet leftist terrorists Anonymous have begun posting personal information on top-ranking Israeli officials online. Using Anonpaste.me to send a message to the Israeli government, Anonymous wrote, “It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens andt hose of its neighboring countries.” This newest assault follows hot on the heels of Anonymous’ attack on over 700 Israeli websites...
  • Allen West Recount Update: 7 Registered Voters And 900 Ballots Cast Voter Fraud Alert!!!

    11/18/2012 4:05:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 103 replies
    http://www.theminorityreportblog.com ^ | november 18, 2012 | steve foley
    West’s campaign, though, is calling for an emergency hearing over “concerns” raised during the recount process, including results showing that 900 votes were cast in precinct 93, where there are only seven voters registered. “As usual, Murphy’s people are full of garbage,” West campaign manager Tim Edson told the Post. “This is something the secretary of state and governor will have to sort out.”
  • Video: Precise Bombing of Missile Site in Mosque Yard

    11/18/2012 3:54:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz ^ | 18/11/12
    The Israeli Air Force has issued a new video showing the pinpoint accuracy of aerial bombings and Hamas’ use of holy sites for terror. Video
  • Anonymous Claims They Hacked GOP On Election Day

    11/18/2012 3:52:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 18, 2012
    Mitt Romney's Republican Get Out the Vote system (ORCA) had a meltdown on Election Day leaving some campaign workers wandering around with nothing to do. Now Anonymous has released a video claiming responsibility for jamming ORCA...
  • After Democrats Gain Across the Country, Conservative Voters Wonder Where They Fit

    11/18/2012 3:46:44 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 89 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2012 | Jack Healy
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — By now, voters here are over the initial shock. The ranchers, businessmen and farmers across this deep-red state who knew, just knew that Americans would never re-elect a liberal tax-and-spender president have grudgingly accepted the reality that voters did just that. But in the days since the election, a blanket of baffled worry has descended on conservatives here like early snow across the plains, deepening a sense that traditional, rural and overwhelmingly white states in the center of the country are losing touch with an increasingly diverse and urban American electorate. “It’s a fundamental shift,” said Khale...
  • Experts fear shortage of “unprofitable” cancer drug

    11/18/2012 3:43:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 18 Nov 12 14:40 CET | (The Local/jcw)
    German cancer experts are warning of a looming shortage of one of the most widely used drugs to treat the disease—because pharmaceutical companies say it is not financially worth their while to make it any more. Fluorouracil, also known as 5-FU, is a chemotherapy agent used to treat bowel and breast cancer. It is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for cancer patients worldwide. But many of Germany’s top providers have stopped making the drug because it is not as profitable as other, more expensive ones. Of the six main companies which supplied 5-FU to pharmacies across the country,...
  • GOP Signals Fold on Tax Hikes

    11/18/2012 3:30:04 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 16 November 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Folks, this was predictable, too. The Republicans are establishing the mechanism to cave on tax increases. McConnell, we've got the sound bite, ready now to talk about revenues as long as there's talk of spending cuts, but you and I know that there won't be any of those because Obama doesn't have to cut any spending. That's the last thing there's gonna be, and so Obama wants $1.6 trillion in new taxes. Now, here's something to think about. How's he gonna get that -- and he will. See, this is the thing that we've gotta realize. This...
  • Mission Statement for Startup Think Tank - Accepting Interested Founders, Volunteers

    11/18/2012 3:28:29 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 18 replies
    Vanity | 11/18/2012 | Self
    At the end of this is the mission statement for the think tank, for those familiar: Can you take a minute to ping all your lists and anyone you think might be remotely interested ? Please ask them to ping all their lists as well. Over the next few weeks/months I'm looking for a handful of people who would like to participate as founding organizers. Please let me know if you want to be on my list. There will be private messages regarding initial organization. Here's the message "marketing article" for first-timers, others can skip to the first post to...
  • Hot dog! Friday abstinence may be back, and this ‘old Catholic’ is ready to embrace it

    11/18/2012 3:18:25 PM PST · by NYer · 101 replies
    OSV ^ | November 25, 2012 | Greg Erlandson
    Want to feel old? Talk to anyone under the age of 50 about meatless Fridays. Odds are, they will have no memory of it. They will have no knowledge of why Catholics were called “mackerel snappers,” nor will they laugh at tired George Carlin routines about going to hell for eating a hot dog. And they sure as heck won’t know why many restaurant chains still have their fish specials on Fridays. But for all you youngsters, you might get ready: Friday abstinence may be coming back. Once upon a time, children, Catholics abstained from meat on Fridays as a small act of...
  • London's Mega-Mosque: "Recruiting Ground for Al Qaeda"

    11/18/2012 3:14:12 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 14, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    A radical Islamic group has applied for a permit to build one of the largest mosques in the world, in London. The East London super-mosque, known as the Abbey Mills Riverine Center, would hold up to 10,000 worshippers. It would be the largest religious building in Britain and the largest mosque in Europe. By comparison, Britain's largest cathedral, the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool, can hold no more than 3,000 worshippers, and St. Paul's Cathedral, one of the iconic features of the London skyline, has a capacity of 2,500. The 16-acre site near the Olympic Village in West Ham in the...
  • Jill Kelley emails say Petraeus, Allen asked her to stop shock jock....from desecrating a Koran

    11/18/2012 3:13:07 PM PST · by Gamecock · 59 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Full Title: Jill Kelley emails say Petraeus, Allen asked her to stop shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge from desecrating a Koran Note: Did a search and couldn't find this posted elsewhere. _________________________________________ In March 2012, a Tampa shock jock called Bubba the Love Sponge announced he was going to "deep fat fry" a Koran as a stunt. Tampa socialite Jill Kelley wrote the city’s mayor saying that then CIA Director David Petraeus and the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, had asked her about “getting this dealt with.” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn responded that the city was "working...
  • Majority of Britons would vote to leave EU: poll

    11/18/2012 3:10:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EU Business News ^ | 18 November 2012, 17:40 CET | (AFP)
    A majority of Britons would vote to leave the European Union if given the chance, according to a survey published on Sunday. The Optimum Research poll in The Observer newspaper found that 34 percent would definitely vote to quit the 27-member bloc and 22 percent would probably do so, giving a total of 56 percent that would opt to leave the EU. …
  • The Big Picture: Revived Rome (Dispensational Caucus)

    11/18/2012 3:10:11 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 15 replies
    The Omega Letter ^ | November 18, 2012 | Jack Kinsella
    The other day I ran across something I had written back during the First Gulf War. Like everybody else, I was glued to CNN's coverage of the first Nintendo War. (I even videotaped some of it.) Anyway, as I was watching the coverage, I was making notes, one of which was the observation that I was witnessing the beginning of a global power shift. I wrote; "the Soviet Union and America must decrease, so that Europe can rise to pre-eminence." I wrote a whole bunch more stuff about how I thought it would come about, but I'm only quoting the...
  • GOP's salvation lies in being more 'Catholic'

    11/18/2012 3:09:30 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Fredericksburg ^ | November 18, 2012 | Michael Gershon
    WASHINGTON--The Catholic Church--a politically and ethnically sprawling institution--has no natural home on the American ideological spectrum. Neither major party combines moral conservatism with a passion for social justice. So Catholic leaders have often challenged Democrats to be more pro-life and Republicans to be more concerned about immigrants and the poor. But President Obama's first term was a period of unexpected aggression against the rights of religious institutions. His Justice Department, in the Hosanna-Tabor case, argued against the existence of any "ministerial exception" to employment rules. Obama tried to mandate that Catholic schools, hospitals, and charities offer insurance coverage for contraceptives...
  • Eurozone suffers double-dip recession

    11/18/2012 3:02:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    European Voice ^ | 15.11.2012 / 15:45 CET (Nov. 15) | Ian Wishart
    The eurozone is officially back in recession after three years of sluggish growth as the sovereign debt crisis continues to impede recovery. Figures out today (15 November) show that gross domestic product in the 17-country eurozone decreased by 0.1% between July and September after contracting by 0.2% in the three months before that. …
  • Anti-gay marriage protesters rally in Paris

    11/18/2012 3:02:14 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | November 18, 2012 | Valentin BONTEMPS
    PARIS — Thousands of Catholics and other opponents of French government plans to legalise gay marriage and same-sex adoption marched in Paris on Sunday, a day after more than 100,000 turned out across France for the cause.The rally, organised by conservative Catholic group Civitas, was marred by accusations that protesters had roughed up journalists and topless counter-protesters partially dressed as nuns.Police said some 9,000 people had joined the protest, rallying behind slogans such as one large banner reading: "France needs children, not homosexuals."Civitas official Alain Escada said gay marriage was "a Pandora's box" that would let others demand extended marriage...
  • (C-130H) Hercules makes final flypast over Sydney

    11/18/2012 3:00:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th November 2012
    TWO Hercules aircraft will end more than 30 years of service with a final low level flight over Sydney. The Hercules C-130H planes will fly over Sydney on Monday morning before retiring from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on Friday. ..... The C-130H has provided tactical and strategic airlift for Australian Defence Force personnel around the world since 1987. This includes operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Timor. The planes were used in the aftermath of the Bali bombings in 2002 to carry the injured from Bali to Darwin. The planes were also used to drop hay to stranded...
  • Fordham Law Profs try to leverage Coulter dispute into funding for Vagina Monologues and ...

    11/18/2012 2:50:00 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    LegalInsurrection ^ | November 18, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    … and free condom distribution too! Just when you thought the controversy over the Fordham Republicans rescinding their invitation to Ann Coulter couldn’t get any weirder …A group of law professors at Fordham Law School exchanged high-fives over Coulter’s departure, then quickly segued into demanding that the University fund the Vagina Monologues, pro-abortion groups, and other oppressed, um, minorities at Catholic universities on the theory that if the University was willing to fund Coulter’s “hate speech,” it should fund the feminist agenda even if contrary to Catholic teachings.As reported at The Fordham Observer, Coulter Controversy Prompts Fordham Law Faculty...
  • 2012 Vote Fraud Bad Karma : Romney and GOP E-RINOs FORGET Romney's Iowa Caucus Theft from Santorum

    11/18/2012 2:49:09 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 31 replies
    2012-11-18 | Patton@Bastogne
    . I had a thought this afternoon, an idea that I haven't heard anythere in the "Conservative Media" since Romney's "shocking" defeat .. All us GOP-Kiddies have heard this week is how the DESPICABLE DEMOCRATS ... and their Corrupt SEIU Union Thugs ... "stole" the 2012 Election for Obama ... after our boy "Myth worked so very, very hard" ... (insert crying here) ... Well, Ladies and Gents ... MY QUESTION to the "sterling" PIECE-OF-MANURE executive GOP E-RINO leadership ... is ... WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU when ... you allowed Myth Romney to STEAL the Iowa Caucus Victory from...
  • Veterinarian Ted Yoho Headed to Congress [Sarah Endorsed Conservative Defeated 12 Term Demon Rat]

    11/18/2012 2:39:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Florida veterinarian Ted Yoho was elected to Congress on Tuesday with a convincing victory over a Democratic challenger and less than three months after he narrowly defeated 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns in the Republican primary. Dr. Yoho, 57, turned his attention to politics while working as a large animal veterinarian in Gainesville, Fla. His years in practice and his interaction with farmers, ranchers and business owners made him concerned for "the state of our nation" and led him to realize it was time to "stand up for America," according to his campaign website.
  • "Castle Doctrine" in New Mexico; Good Next Step for "Shall Issue" State

    11/18/2012 2:35:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Albuquerque Firearms Examiner ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Winston Dorian
    It's no secret that there are a lot of concealed carry permit (CCW) holders in New Mexico. As of the last count there are 22,000 licensees in the state according to: Legally Armed. Thanks to Governor Bill Richardson the law was passed and even our state's current governor, Susanna Martinez packs heat and has her CCW license. See the New Mexico Concealed Carry Act HERE. After all this is the Wild, Wild West and known acclaimed outlaws like "Billy the Kid" have been known to frequent these parts. Let's face it Guns and the Frontier way are a part of...
  • The James Bond Chronicles: 'Skyfall'

    11/18/2012 2:33:01 PM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Despite a strong first half and some great character material, "Skyfall" craters thanks to a boring second half, lackluster villain, and plot holes galore.
  • Allen West Camp to Contest ‘Suspect Result’ on 'Behalf of all Voters in District 18’

    11/18/2012 2:31:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11-18-2012 | Jim Turner
    November 18, 2012 Allen West Camp to Contest ‘Suspect Result’ on 'Behalf of all Voters in District 18’ By: JIM TURNER As St. Lucie County has reportedly missed the noon Sunday deadline to certify new numbers after a weekend recount of the first five days of early voting, the campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Allen West says more questions have arisen about how the election was conducted. “Today’s actions cast an even greater cloud of suspicion over the results of St. Lucie County than existed before,” Tim Edson, the campaign manager for the Palm Beach Gardens Republican, stated in a...
  • Belgium Will Become an Islamic State

    11/18/2012 2:25:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/9/12 | Soeren Kern
    Two Muslim politicians, who just won municipal elections in Belgium's capital, Brussels, on October 14, have vowed to implement Islamic Sharia law in Belgium. The two candidates, Lhoucine Aďt Jeddig and Redouane Ahrouch, both from the fledgling Islam Party, won seats in two heavily Islamized municipalities of Brussels, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and Anderlecht, respectively. During a post-election press conference in Brussels on October 25, the two future councilors, who will be officially sworn in on December 3, said they regard their election as key to the assertion of the Muslim community in Belgium. "We are elected Islamists but above all we are...
  • Apple HDTV is coming

    11/18/2012 2:24:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Market Watch ^ | November 17,2012 | John Dvorak
    The debate rages on as to whether this product will be a success. Some people argue that Apple should not even attempt to bring out such a device in a crowded market. Apple needs this item for one reason and one reason only: to sell in the Apple stores. There is room for it there, and the company can get the full benefit of not sending the device through distribution channels, affording it price competitivity and high margins. Other companies have smartened up their TV offerings with some amazing capabilities. It’s not unusual for any of the brands including Sony...
  • This Graph Should Scare You

    11/18/2012 2:18:34 PM PST · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Washington Post WonkBlog ^ | November 18, 2012 | Staff
    A new study from the Congressional Budget Office starts with the scariest graph you’ll see today. Source: Congressional Budget Office In other words, you’re not imagining it: This economic recovery has been a big disappointment relative to what the United States has usually experienced after a recession. Growth has been 9 percent below what was seen in past recoveries on average in its first three years. The CBO report tries to disentangle where that underperformance is coming from and its answer is deeply unsettling: The U.S. economy just isn’t as good at growing as it used to be. The new...
  • State highway safety chief has long driving record, recent accident (Rat Appointee)

    11/18/2012 2:13:09 PM PST · by tje · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 17, 2012 | Sean P. Murphy
    Democratic operative given state job in 2007 Her driving record includes seven ­accidents, four speeding violations, two failures to stop for a police officer, one failure to stay in her lane, one driving without registration or license in possession, and one driving without wearing a seat belt. When she was nabbed for speeding in New Hampshire in 1999, she failed to show up at her hearing, records show. Until Nov. 1, her license was on nonrenewal status for failure to pay local excise taxes. There are 34 entries on her driving record, dating back to 1982.
  • Timeline of events in generals scandal [She emailed generals weeks before she ever emailed Kelley]

    11/18/2012 2:09:09 PM PST · by thouworm · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    May 2012 — Anonymous emails, ultimately traced to Broadwell, were [FIRST] sent to Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and several other generals warning them to stay away from Kelley, the Florida socialite. The emails came from the pseudonym "Kelleypatrol" and included notes on Allen's plans to see Kelley in Washington the following week. Concerned about how anyone else would know about his personal plans, Allen forwarded the emails to Kelley to see whether she was playing a prank on them. Other generals also forward to Kelley copies of emails they received. Early June 2012 — Kelley...
  • Something New From Obamacare?

    11/18/2012 2:09:01 PM PST · by Williams · 38 replies
    Vanity
    A relative who cared for her elderly mother, just deceased, is dealing with the various medical bills from the hospital and doctors. She sees on all of the statements now, a check off to be marked by the provider, certifying something to the effect that the treatment was "consistent with and appropriate for, the age of the patient". She says she never saw those before in all her years of caring for her mother. Is this part of Obamacare beginning to limit medical care for our elderly?
  • Texas only border state to allow aerial shooting

    11/18/2012 2:07:51 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Valley Central.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Action 4 News Staff
    AP) -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas is the only border state that allows and trains its officers to fire on suspects from airborne helicopters
  • Amateurish Hamas Propaganda Uses Easily Disproven Photo of 'IDF Soldier' w Boot On Palestinian Child

    11/18/2012 2:02:44 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    How dumb do they think you are?
  • Manhandling Hostess, Big Labor Costs 18,500 Workers Their Jobs

    11/18/2012 2:02:15 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 45 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 Nov 2012 | Editorial
    Politics: Union intransigence and unrealistic expectations at Hostess Brands have forced the bakery to shut its doors permanently and throw 18,500 people out of work. So much for Big Labor caring about the little guy. A down economy and two restructurings in three years left Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Sno Balls, in dire fiscal straits. The company warned its workers, union and nonunion, to make concessions or everyone would go down in a liquidation. Instead, one union, the AFL-CIO-affiliated Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International (BCTGM), imagined the company was bluffing and went on strike.
  • Petition Calls For White House To Bail Out Twinkie Industry

    11/18/2012 1:59:12 PM PST · by traumer · 12 replies
    If the federal government can bail out the banking and auto industries, why can’t it do the same for Twinkies, the beloved, spongy, cream-centered treats that are vanishing off store shelves — possibly forever — with the news that Hostess Brands is going the way of the Dodo, which is surprisingly not the name of one of its many products. Over at WhiteHouse.gov, more than 350 hardworking Americans have already taken time out of all that working hard to put their name to a petition asking President Obama to nationalize the Twinkie industry and “prevent our nation from losing her...
  • Will Schools Brazile on Mandates: ...

    11/18/2012 1:59:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 18, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    For approaching two weeks, liberal media members have been contorting themselves to make the case the President's victory on Election Day represented a mandate for his agenda. When CNN contributor Donna Brazile tried this on ABC's This Week Sunday, George Will marvelously responded, "Almost every member of John Boehner's caucus won his or her seat by a much bigger margin than Mr. Obama won his renewed term" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Will Schools Brazile on Mandates: Almost Every House Republican Won By Much Bigger Margin Than Obama MARTHA RADDATZ, SUBSTITUTE HOST: Simple math? And is there a mandate?...
  • Operation Pillar of Cloud: Time for Israel to eradicate Hamas

    11/18/2012 1:57:13 PM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18 | Henry D'Andrea
    Israel and Gaza enter the fifth day of what the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are calling ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud.' As the war wages on it, is it time Israel invaded Gaza, with the goal to kill the terrorist group threatening peace for both Israel and Palestine? Israel engaging in a loaded conflict with Gaza isn’t an unfamiliar enmity, but it has become an excessive, futile matter. Hamas is mad that Israel is a living, breathing state, and Israel wants the two to live together in a permanent, peaceful time. Israel isn’t going anywhere and Hamas has yet to cease...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/18 7-11pm est

    11/18/2012 1:46:49 PM PST · by Vision · 36 replies
    WAMU ^ | 11/18/12 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio programs... Listen Live Info
  • Horrors of FEMA disaster relief

    11/18/2012 1:44:47 PM PST · by wesagain · 16 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    "Exclusive: Chuck Norris applauds private efforts to help Hurricane Sandy victims"Those wise and yet haunting words spoken by one of our nation’s greatest presidents couldn’t ring more true – especially today, as winter sets in on an estimated 130,000 of our fellow Americans who are still struggling without power. Many live without heat, hot water or inhabitable homes and question the government’s efforts to alleviate their condition. Amid the election frenzy, several mainstream media outlets instantly praised the Obama administration’s response to the Hurricane Sandy devastation in the Northeast. But let’s look beneath the congratulatory headlines to see the real...
  • Board misses deadline in Allen West recount Challenger Murphy declares victory

    11/18/2012 1:37:30 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 18, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Election officials in Florida missed a noon deadline Sunday for their partial recount in Rep. Allen West’s race, which under state law means the results stand as they are — and with Mr. West trailing by more than half a percentage point. Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy’s campaign declared victory Sunday afternoon. -snip- Missing the deadline is the latest fumble for St. Lucie County election officials, and it likely to add ammunition to Mr. West’s claims that the election count has been botched from the beginning. His accusations gained steam Friday when officials said they’d found a box with hundreds of...
  • Is Black Friday edging out Thanksgiving? (Shoppers started camping out last week)

    11/18/2012 1:17:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/18/12 | Bob Greene
    Is Black Friday edging out Thanksgiving?By Bob Greene, CNN Contributor updated 10:27 AM EST, Sun November 18, 2012 (CNN) -- The debate over whether the hand-to-hand-combat excesses of Black Friday represent a grotesque over-commercialization of the holiday season has lost its meaning. The point is no longer whether or not Black Friday tarnishes the holidays. The point is that Black Friday has become a holiday of its own. It will arrive again this week, even as Americans are still sitting at their Thanksgiving dinner tables. Black Friday -- with its door-buster sales, hordes of frenzied shoppers shoving for position, employees...
  • Future for Republicans is not so bad [4 reasons for optimism]

    11/18/2012 1:14:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/12 | Chris Cillizza
    It’s not a good time to be a Republican. The circular firing squad — it was Mitt Romney’s fault! Demographics did it! Conservatives messed everything up! — has begun in earnest even though the 2012 election is less than two weeks gone.... That said, things aren’t that bad for Republicans. Here are four reasons for optimism. 1. The party’s superstars are coming of age... 2. There are an historic number of Republican governors... 3. The electoral map is bad, but not that bad. We’ve written extensively on how where Republicans currently find themselves in terms of the electoral map is...
  • Missouri tragedy shows sneezing can cause a fatal crash

    11/18/2012 12:54:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    ST Louis Post- Dispatch ^ | November 18, 2012 | Brian Burns
    Friends of a Kansas City single mother killed Wednesday in a car accident apparently caused by another driver’s sneezing attack prayed Friday for the mother’s 1-year-old son. The boy, injured in the accident near Smithville Lake, remained in serious condition Friday at Children’s Mercy Hospital. “We are pretty much in shock and just having a hard time wrapping our heads around the whole thing,” said Cheryl Krecker, a friend and colleague of Laura McClendon, 30. McClendon had taken a new job this summer after working for about five years with Krecker at Cramer LLC, a Kansas City office seating manufacturer....
  • Fox News and those Benghazi detainees

    11/18/2012 12:54:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    The Washington Post (blogs) ^ | 01:26 PM ET, 11/14/2012 | Erik Wemple
    Fox News’s now-famous Oct. 26 story on the tragedy of Benghazi carried this headline: “EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say.” Reaction to the story skewed toward the monster revelations in its first paragraph: namely, that the CIA chain of command had told security officials to “stand down” instead of jumping immediately to the assistance of a diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11. The CIA, too, denied requests for military backup, according to the Fox News story. Far, far less attention attached to a contention deep down in the...
  • Iran must be President Obama’s immediate priority

    11/18/2012 12:52:28 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/16/2012 | Henry Kissinger
    ...Three stages are involved in the evolution of a military nuclear capability: a delivery system, a capacity to enrich uranium and the production of nuclear warheads. Iran has been augmenting the range and number of its missile systems since at least 2006. Its enrichment capacity — long underreported to the International Atomic Energy Agency — has been expanded to thousands of centrifuges (the instruments that enrich uranium to bomb-grade material). The level exceeds any reasonable definition of peaceful uses authorized by the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The inevitable culmination is a nuclear weapon. To draw the line at proscribing an Iranian nuclear...
  • Report: Israel Holding Off Ground Offensive At Obama's Behest

    11/18/2012 12:45:11 PM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/18/12 | Ben Shapiro
    American Friends of Likud reported, “According to sources inside the White House, in a private briefing to President Obama on Fri night, PM Netanyahu has said that a ground offensive would be held off for now.” Early this morning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided with his cabinet to ramp up the Gaza offensive from the Mediterranean Sea. Air and naval forces have been
  • French Youth Declaring War On Liberalism, Muslim Immigration, Multiculturalism - Must See Video

    11/18/2012 12:42:39 PM PST · by .454Puma · 41 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 11/18/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Will be this the generation of Frenchmen capable of rising to the task and defending their homeland - like Charles Martel and Joanne D'Arc did before them?
  • Libyans, diplomats: CIA's Benghazi annex a secret

    11/18/2012 12:38:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | Nancy A. Youssef -- McClatchy
    Just more than a mile from the group of villas that served as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was another set of U.S.-leased villas — — an...Just more than a mile from the group of villas that served as the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was another set of U.S.-leased villas — an annex where the CIA had set up shop, and from where would-be rescuers set out on the night of Sept. 11 in response to the attack at the consulate. Despite speculation to the contrary, no Libyan or non-American diplomats stationed in Benghazi say they knew of the existence...
  • Is Trinity Broadcasting Network Doing God’s Will?

    11/18/2012 12:31:13 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 105 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 18, 2012 | JP
    I’m conflicted about Trinity Broadcast Network, which wrapped up its Fall Praise-A-Thon today. There is no denying that “America’s most-watched faith and family friendly network,” as TBN advertises itself, provides a service to the Christian faithful. I, for one, appreciate the platform it provides for such pastors as Ken Copeland, Charles Stanley, John Hagee, Ed Young Sr., David Jeremiah and Joel Osteen. I also enjoy the praise and worship music it presents from such Christian artists as Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi and Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Yet, my soul is troubled by news reports...
  • The GOP's biggest loss

    11/18/2012 12:30:23 PM PST · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Las VegasR-J ^ | 18 nov 2012 | Glenn Cook
    http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/the-gop-s-biggest-loss-179849271.html ---link only----
  • Congressional Black Caucus Chair Accuses John McCain of 'Racism and Sexism'

    11/18/2012 12:27:50 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 11/16/2012
    Rep. Marcia Fudge (D.-Ohio), the incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is accusing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) of "sexism and racism" because the criticism leveled at U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice for telling the American people that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video posted on YouTube. “There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by, unfortunately, Senator McCain and others,” Fudge (D-Ohio.) said Friday at a Capitol Hill press conference. On Thursday, the Congressional Black...