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  • Both Sides Must Give Ground To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

    11/19/2012 12:21:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In his first formal press conference in months, Barack Obama showed that getting re-elected can increase a president's confidence and combativeness. He staked out tough stands on several issues, especially on the looming budget negotiations. Looking ahead to the "fiscal cliff" on Dec. 31, when the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts expire and sequestration cuts government spending sharply, Obama demanded $1.6 trillion of increased revenues as part of any budget bargain. That's twice the number he and Speaker John Boehner agreed on in the grand bargain talks in the summer of 2011. Those talks fell apart when Obama telephoned Boehner...
  • McCain on Benghazi: Yeah, I Got a Pretty Good Idea Why Obama Would Mislead the American Public

    11/19/2012 12:12:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    On CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning Arizona Senator John McCain made an astute if obvious observation about why the Obama administration would feel inclined to mislead Americans about the deadly raid (read: terrorist attack) on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September: It interferes with their erroneous “al Qaeda is on the run” talking point (via Mediaite):If you look at their narrative…“I got bin laden, al Qaeda’s on the run”… al Qaeda is not on the run. Al Qaeda’s is making a strong comeback all over the Middle East. They’ve got terrorist training camps in Iraq, they’ve taken...
  • Israel Sends Hamas 36-Hour Ultimatum

    11/19/2012 12:11:58 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 88 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | 11/19/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Diplomatic message to Egypt: Hamas terrorism must cease by Tuesday evening or we step up attack. Israel has delivered an ultimatum to Hamas through Egypt, according to which the IDF will widen its offensive in Gaza in 36 hours unless Hamas ceases firing rockets and smuggling arms into Gaza, IDF Radio reported Monday morning. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told the station that the time left before Israel steps up its attack can be measured in "hours, not days." "We are at a junction," he said. "Either we go toward a calm or toward a meaningful widening of the operation… including...
  • French Right descends into farce with bitter battle to become Sarkozy's heir

    11/19/2012 12:02:48 AM PST · by Cincinna · 12 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 11/19/2012 | Henry Samuel
    A bitter election battle to succeed Nicolas Sarkozy as new leader of France’s main centre-Right party, UMP, has gone down to the wire in a contest that could decide whether or not the group swings farther Right. Jean-Francois Cope, the party’s firebrand secretary-general, was more than 3,000 votes ahead of the moderate Francois Fillon, with some 155,000 ballots counted from the election among the party’s 300,000 members. With the outcome still unclear, the surprise of the night was the higher-than-expected score of Mr Copé, 48, who was expected to finish well behind Mr Fillon, 58. Last night members of the...
  • EU: Merkel's day of reckoning as taxpayer haircut on Greece looms

    11/18/2012 11:53:03 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/18/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Germany, Holland, and the creditor states of northern Europe have not lost a single cent on eurozone rescue packages, so far. They have lent money, at a theoretical profit. They have issued a fistful of guarantees to Europe’s twin bail-out funds, covering Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, and soon Cyprus. They have taken on opaque and potentially huge liabilities through the European Central Bank. Yet little has disturbed the illusion that the euro is a free lunch for the surplus powers. An assumption persists that the creditors will be spared the consequences of flooding Southern Europe with excess capital. All the...
  • Education 'Change Agent' Michelle Rhee: The Left Connection [bamboozle and infiltrate]

    11/18/2012 11:27:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2012 | M. Catharine Evans and Ann Kane
    Who would have thought the ubiquitous education superstar Michelle Rhee would be sitting next to Andy Stern on the board of the Broad Foundation? Yes, that's right. The Republican governors' siren and CEO of StudentsFirst works alongside the former SEIU leader, who's visited the White House more than anyone else in the past four years and who said "workers of the world, unite" back in 2007. Stern is the same guy who called the left-leaning former KB Homes executive Eli Broad his "favorite billionaire" in 2005 when the union elites and progressive business owners got together to seriously implement their...
  • Franco Harris interview w/ Bob Costas on Joe Paterno

    11/18/2012 11:18:03 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 11/18/12 | Bob Costas
    Video link to an interview w/ Costas and Franco Harris. They also did another interview at the same link on the Immaculate Reception. Franco tells it like it is. Costas has softened on Joe because he actually read the freeh report. Good interview and good representation from Franco (who is not known for his public speaking).
  • America, Israel, Gaza, the World

    11/18/2012 11:12:27 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 13 replies
    The American Interest ^ | November 18, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead
    As Israeli airstrikes and naval shells bombarded Gaza this weekend, the world asked the question that perennially frustrates, confuses and enrages so many people across the planet: Why aren’t the Americans hating on Israel more? As in Operation Cast Lead, the last big conflict between Israel and Hamas, and as during the operation against Hezbollah in Lebanon, much of the world screams in outrage while America yawns. If anything, many of Israel’s military operations are more popular and less controversial in the United States than they are in Israel itself. This time around, President Barack Obama and his administration have...
  • Homeland Security promotes welfare to new immigrants in government ‘welcome’ materials

    11/18/2012 10:59:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/12 | Caroline May
    Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your new country can do for you. “Welcome to USA.gov,” a website maintained by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), bills itself as the “primary gateway for new immigrants to find basic information on how to settle in the United States” — featuring a prominent section for new immigrants about how to access government benefits. “Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs,” the Web page reads. “Government assistance...
  • Techies Forced into Slave Labour

    11/18/2012 10:45:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Times of India ^ | Nov 11, 2012
    On January 25, 2009 Jose Antonio Robledo Fernandez, a Mexican engineer working for ICA Flour Daniel, a construction company, was kidnapped by three armed men in the northern Mexican town of Monclava in Coahuila. Fernandez, who is still missing, is one of at least 36 engineers and technicians to have vanished in the past four years -- kidnapped, not for ransom, but as slaves who run the high-tech systems of one of Mexico's infamous, violent drug cartels, the Los Zetas. The US government has called the Zetas "the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico". In December...
  • Palestinians: Israel demands 15-year lull, Morsi guarantee

    11/18/2012 10:40:54 PM PST · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 11/19/12 | Elior Levy
    Some Hamas figures have declared that the ceasefire negotiations have failed, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the cessation of rocket fire on Israel is a prerequisite for starting talks, but Palestinian sources who are familiar with Cairo's efforts to broker a truce said it was too soon to announce that the talks have collapsed.... On Sunday senior Fatah official Nabil Sha'ath arrived in the Egyptian capital and met with Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal. Sha'ath said Mashaal informed him that the negotiations have entered a serious stage but expressed doubt that an agreement...
  • Mark Steyn: How the GOP earned its date with destiny

    11/18/2012 10:32:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    To an immigrant such as myself (not the undocumented kind, but documented up to the hilt, alas), one of the most striking features of Election Night analysis was the lightly worn racial obsession. On Fox News, Democrat Kirsten Powers argued that Republicans needed to deal with the reality that America is becoming what she called a "brown country." Her fellow Democrat Bob Beckel observed on several occasions that if the share of the "white vote" was held down below 73 percent, Mitt Romney would lose. In the end, it was 72 percent, and he did. Beckel's assertion – that if...
  • Santa Monica Forced To CANCEL Christmas After Atheist Campaigner Launches Protest...

    11/18/2012 9:31:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 18, 2012
    Santa Monica Forced To CANCEL Christmas After Atheist Campaigner Launches Protest Against Town's Holiday Decorations 18 November 2012 A California town has been forced to axe its Christmas decorations after an atheist protester objected to a 14-piece religious display in the town centre and set up his own booths mocking Christianity and preventing church groups from celebrating the holidays. Officials in Santa Monica, California have snuffed the city's holiday tradition this year rather than intervening in the religious fight - prompting churches which have set up a 14-scene Christian diorama every year for decades to sue over freedom of speech...
  • Washington Post’s Chief Falters Anew (Media Deathwatch)

    11/18/2012 9:30:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/18/2012 | DAVID CARR
    At 11:45 a.m. last Tuesday, the editorial staff of The Washington Post was summoned on short notice to an announcement on the fifth floor of its building to hear something they already knew — that Marcus Brauchli would be leaving after four years as executive editor. After Mr. Brauchli spoke, Katharine Weymouth, the newspaper’s publisher, told employees that he would be replaced by Marty Baron, the editor of The Boston Globe. As the meeting was concluding, Valerie Strauss, a longtime reporter, asked Ms. Weymouth why she was making the change. Ms. Weymouth, perhaps because of employment agreements that limited what...
  • Why We Should Stop Obsessing About The Federal Budget Deficit

    11/18/2012 9:29:56 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 40 replies
    http://robertreich.org/ ^ | November 18 2012 | Robert Reich
    wish President Obama and the Democrats would explain to the nation that the federal budget deficit isn’t the nation’s major economic problem and deficit reduction shouldn’t be our major goal. Our problem is lack of good jobs and sufficient growth, and our goal must be to revive both. Deficit reduction leads us in the opposite direction — away from jobs and growth. The reason the “fiscal cliff” is dangerous (and, yes, I know – it’s not really a “cliff” but more like a hill) is because it’s too much deficit reduction, too quickly. It would suck too much demand out...
  • Father Michael Pfleger: Ignoring Black Teens Is a Form of Abortion

    11/18/2012 9:27:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Your Black World ^ | November 18, 2012
    In a candid interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins about gang violence, Father Michael Pfleger of The Faith Community of St. Sabina in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, provides an explicit definition of abortion. It is his belief that anything stopping another human being from fulfilling their God-given purpose is a form of abortion. Father Pfleger also discusses the Peace Tournament he organized that included four of Chicago’s most powerful gangs, or as he references them,”organizations” that came together to play a peaceful game of basketball. He explains how he continues to assist members of the organizations by helping them acquire their...
  • Why Obama Care Is Still No Sure Thing

    11/18/2012 9:26:03 PM PST · by FreedomNotSafety · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/19/2012 | Capretta and Levin
    Link only. Can't copy with my phone.
  • What Do You Think Of The Steelers New Uniforms? (What Were They Thinking?)

    11/18/2012 9:12:27 PM PST · by TruthWillWin · 103 replies
    Vanity
    Have you seen the uniforms the Steelers wore for tonight's game?
  • Every James Bond Opening Scene — Ranked

    11/18/2012 9:06:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Time ^ | November 9, 2012 | Tim Morrison
    They've got all the guns, girls and gadgets as the rest of the movie, condensed into one handy, adrenalin-charged package. Here's every 007 opening sequence, from worst to best.
  • Deadbeat Dad with 25 Kids with 18 Women Poses on Facebook with Stack of $100 Bills

    11/18/2012 9:00:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Naturally Moi ^ | November 12, 2012
    Here’s a question to ponder: If a man has 25 kids with 18 different women and isn’t paying child support on hardly any of them, should that man be allowed to keep having kids? A conservative might say “no way,” and be accused of racist oppression. A liberal might say “absolutely not” and be accused of letting a dead beat off the hook. Terry Turnage, a man with more kids than he could afford in a million lifetimes, was back in court to be scolded by a judge who should probably be getting him tested for STDs and s*x addiction....
  • Soros increases his stake in AIG

    11/18/2012 8:56:04 PM PST · by bronxville · 8 replies
    muckety.com ^ | 11-18-2012 | Laurie Bennett
    Soros increases his stake in AIG By Laurie Bennett November 18, 2012 at 5:56am One of the likely beneficiaries of the government-backed recovery of American International Group: billionaire George Soros. Soros Fund Management has upped its investment in AIG, bringing its holdings to 15.2 million shares, worth $484 million. The fund last week reported AIG as its third largest investment (after Micron and Lucent). Soros is a longtime supporter of liberal causes and Democratic politicians. In the last election, he gave $1 million to the major super PAC supporting President Obama’s re-election, and another $1 million to American Bridge 21st...
  • World Changing Ideas 2012 - 10 innovations that are radical enough to alter our lives

    11/18/2012 8:50:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 11/14/12 | By The Editors , Ferris Jabr , Katherine Harmon , Emily Laber-Warren , David Biello , Daisy ...
    Scientists and engineers dream about big advances that could change the world, and then they try to create them. On the following pages, Scientific American reveals 10 innovations that could be game changers: an artificial alternative to DNA, oil that cleans water, pacemakers powered by our blood, and more. These are not pie-in-the-sky notions but practical breakthroughs that have been proved or prototyped and are poised to scale up greatly. Each has the potential to make what may now seem impossible possible. —The EditorsNew Life-Forms, No DNA Required Artificial organisms based on man-made molecules could thrive and evolveDNA is passé....
  • HOLD ON TO YOUR WALLETS!

    11/18/2012 8:43:51 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 12 replies
    TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jennifer Burke
    Even though there was simply too much evidence that demonstrated Obama’s deep-rooted belief in the Socialist based redistribution of wealth, he continuously tried to walk it back or deny it. That is, until he found a way to sell the snake oil of “economic justice” in a manner that rallied his troops behind him and, as a result, tore a deep divide within this country. He changed the language to demand that the rich “pay their fair share”...
  • FDA Panel OKs Bird Flu Vaccine Stockpiling

    11/18/2012 8:40:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    KARN News Radio ^ | November 18, 2012 | ABC News Radio
    (WASHINGTON) -- A vaccine for the H5N1 avian flu, or bird flu, has been approved by a panel of experts to be stockpiled for emergency use in case of a pandemic. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 14-0 in favor that the vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Quebec, was in compliance with licensing standards under accelerated approval regulations, reports MedPage Today. H5N1 currently does not spread as easily among humans as it does among domestic foul, but flu experts have feared it could mutate and potentially lead to a pandemic. In infected humans, the virus is...
  • Woman Injured by Gunfire in District Heights FBI Raid

    11/18/2012 8:37:52 PM PST · by Altariel · 22 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | November 18, 2012 | News4 & NBC Washington
    A college student was injured during an FBI raid Thursday morning in District Heights, Md. Agents were executing a search warrant at a home in the 6700 block of Kipling Parkway when the SWAT team "felt threatened" by a woman in the home, authorities said. Homeowner Emory Hughley, a former military service member, was present at the incident. He told News4's Jackie Bensen that one agent fired at his 18-year-old daughter, Myasia, at least seven times with a semi-automatic weapon. Hughley said his son and two of Myasia's friends were also in the house when a SWAT team of about...
  • Ross Mirkarimi Dresses Like General Eisenhower

    11/18/2012 8:36:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Thu., Nov. 15 2012 | Joe Eskenazi
    Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and District Attorney George Gascón aren't exactly seeing eye to eye these days. But if a common bond could be forged, perhaps the first step to take would be uniting the warring city officials over their shared sartorial senses. As police chief, Gascón was far more likely than not to wander into police headquarters dressed like a lawyer. Gascón is a lawyer, and Mirkarimi is not -- but, in the limited amount of time the sheriff has been permitted to do the job he was elected to do, he's often outfitted like one. So, it was a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-19-12

    11/18/2012 8:26:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-19-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 19, 2012   Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him,to show his servants what must happen soon.He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,who gives witness to the word of Godand to the testimony of Jesus Christ by reporting what he saw.Blessed is the one who reads aloudand blessed are those who listen to this prophetic messageand heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near. John, to the seven churches in Asia: grace to...
  • We request that Obama be impeached for the following reasons.

    11/18/2012 8:14:18 PM PST · by modernline2009 · 29 replies
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-request-obama-be-impeached-following-reasons/cpk4V6zK
    We request that Barack Obama be impeached for the following reasons. 1. He proclaimed war in libya without getting congress approval first. Article I, Section 8- Only congress can approve to start war. 2. Obamacare is unconstitutional. Forcing US citizens to get health insurance whether they want it or not. 3. Obama disrespects our Constitution calling it flawed and trying to change it even after taking this oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the...
  • Would-Be Victim Outsmarts Suspects in Weird Asian Ghost Scam, Four Charged

    11/18/2012 8:04:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Nov. 16 2012
    The District Attorney was pretty stoked to announce he's charged additional suspects connected to that bizarre ghost scam that's plagued San Francisco's Asian community since early this year. "Our public awareness campaign is working," said District Attorney George Gascón. "Thanks to the media, potential victims are becoming aware of the scam and extra vigilant." The DA charged four suspects involvement in another jewelry scam after one of the victim's outsmarted them. See also: Police Warn Residents of Weird Chinese Ghost Scams Ying Liu Tam, 38, and Ah Chung Liu, 48, are charged with four felony counts including grand theft, extortion,...
  • Public nudity ban eyed in fed-up San Francisco

    11/18/2012 7:52:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 11.18.2012 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco may be getting ready to shed its image as a city where anything goes, including clothing. City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places, a blanket ban that represents an escalation of a two-year tiff between a devoted group of men who strut their stuff through the city's famously gay Castro District and the supervisor who represents the area. Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposal would make it illegal for a person over the age of 5 to "expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal...
  • Autopsy Identifies Man Shot And Killed After Trying To Rob Beer Store(PA)

    11/18/2012 7:51:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    yourerie.com ^ | 18 November, 2012 | NA
    A man attempted to rob a Beer For Less store in Millcreek is identified Coroner Lyell Cook tells us Patrick Atkins, 21 years old, was pronounced dead at Hamot yesterday just before 9 pm. Cook says he died of a single gun shot wound to the chest, and Cook ruled it a homicide. The shooting happened just after 8 tonight at the Presque Isle Beer For Less store at 2756 West 12th Street. Atkins reportedly walked into the store with a small handgun in an apparent attempt to rob the store. The clerk in the store was armed with a...
  • Following the Truth: The Year Of Faith – 10 Things You Should Know [Catholic Caucus]

    11/18/2012 7:51:23 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Oct 25th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    The Year Of Faith – 10 Things You Should Know Oct 25th, 2012by Gary Zimak. In his Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei (The Door of Faith), Pope Benedict XVI explained his reasoning behind declaring the Year of Faith (Oct 11, 2012 – November 24, 2013). While I recommend that you read the full document, here are 10 highlights that every Catholic should know.1. The Door of Faith Is Always Open – Although we may choose to resist, the Lord’s door is always open and He waits patiently for us to enter.2. The Journey of Faith Lasts A Lifetime – We start...
  • Phil Tong, Sheriff's Deputy, Arrested on Suspicion of Bank Robbery

    11/18/2012 7:49:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Nov. 16 2012 | Erin Sherbert
    A San Francisco sheriff's deputy was hauled to his own county jail this morning after authorities identified him on a surveillance camera as the suspect who allegedly robbed a local Bank of America. Officer Albie Esparza tells us that on Nov. 7 about 4:50 p.m., Deputy Phil Tong, 36, allegedly walked into the Bank of America at 3701 Balboa St., handed the teller a note that said he had a gun, and demanded cash. He fled with $1,700 and was last seen on Balboa Street headed toward 39th Avenue. Police say they recognized him on the surveillance camera holding a...
  • EPA rules Ariz. power plants must upgrade

    11/18/2012 7:47:15 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met a deadline Thursday on a plan to control emissions from three Arizona power plants that it contends have impaired visibility at places like the Grand Canyon. The Associated Press reports that the EPA had proposed approving Arizona's air-quality plan to reduce sulfur dioxide and soot at the Apache coal-fired plant in Cochise, along with the Cholla and Coronado plants. But when it came to nitrogen oxide emissions, the EPA suggested the state's plan didn't go far enough and came up with one of its own. The conflict highlights the tension between the EPA and...
  • Hamas wants end to blockade in cease-fire talks, official says [Barf Alert]

    11/18/2012 7:23:50 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun November 18, 2012 | Frederick Pleitgen, Sara Sidner and Kareem Khadder
    (CNN) -- Hamas wants an end to Israel's long blockade of Gaza and raids on the territory in any cease-fire that might put a stop to five days of weaponry plummeting from the sky, a top Palestinian official said Sunday. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that has ruled Gaza since 2007, said an Israeli airstrike killed a family of 10 on Sunday. Israel, meanwhile, said Hamas had fired nearly 150 rockets into Israel in a single day, and that the strike was aimed at killing one of the leaders of the militant group's rocket corps -- but Israel was unsure...
  • California's Laffer Curve: Playing with Fire

    11/18/2012 7:14:37 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Econlog ^ | November 12, 2012 | David Henderson
    It's not Go Galt: It's Go to Texas. As I have noted before, the Laffer Curve--the curve that relates tax revenues to tax rates--must be correct. The relevant question is where we are on the Laffer Curve. Are we on the part of the curve--the "prohibitive region"--where an increase in marginal tax rates will reduce revenues and a decrease in marginal tax rates will increase revenues? For the United States, I think the answer is pretty clearly no. But what about for California? We are about to have an empirical test. Proposition 30 garnered about 54 percent of the vote...
  • This may be the time for that divorce

    11/18/2012 7:14:05 PM PST · by campg · 31 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 11/18/12 | Dennis Clayson
    Given the results of recent national elections, it appears that the nation is split on a number of issues that neither side considers negotiable. In May 2009, I wrote an article suggesting an amicable divorce between the two sides, with a partitioning of national assets between the two groups based on what was dear to each. It was a rhetorical device to outline the differences found in a split nation, and to make a larger point about ideology applied to everyday life. Looking at the recent election, it may be time to revisit the idea. The winners of the last...
  • This may be the time for that divorce

    11/18/2012 7:13:51 PM PST · by campg · 14 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 11/18/12 | Dennis Clayson
    Given the results of recent national elections, it appears that the nation is split on a number of issues that neither side considers negotiable. In May 2009, I wrote an article suggesting an amicable divorce between the two sides, with a partitioning of national assets between the two groups based on what was dear to each. It was a rhetorical device to outline the differences found in a split nation, and to make a larger point about ideology applied to everyday life. Looking at the recent election, it may be time to revisit the idea. The winners of the last...
  • Qeestions about the Hostess Debacle

    11/18/2012 7:12:53 PM PST · by Explodo · 45 replies
    So I'm getting the business from the local lefties here in Minnesota on the Hostess thing. They Keep bringing up how some of the Hostess Exec's received a 300% raise while the company was in trouble and negotiating with the union. Somehow this alleged fact removes all resonsibility from the union. I've been trying to research this and all I've found on the web are links to the uber-leftie sites who use this to justify union actions Question 1:, Is this factoid true? (Execs gave themselves a huge Raise Question 2: If true, why did the execs do this? Question...
  • No Joke, Not Kidding, Not Joshing Ya, Not the Onion: Sarah Palin for GOP Nominee in 2016?

    11/18/2012 7:06:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | November 18, 2012 | Joe Gandelman, editor-in-chief
    No, this is jot a joke. Not kidding, not joshing ya, not The Onion. Esto no es un chiste y yo se que Vd. no puede creerlo. As the GOP is now reeling from an election campaign where it’s clear failed Presidential candidate and increasingly self-discredited-by-mouth Mitt Romney ignored, turned off, or neglected to woo key growing groups the GOP needs to survive….as the GOP is soul searching about ways to offer a more affirmative and positive form of politics that offers solid specifics rather than warmed over talk radio riffs or lines seemingly grabbed from blogs… Charlotte Allen in...
  • Maryland’s Endemic Corruption: An Object Lesson for the Nation

    11/18/2012 7:01:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | November 15, 2012 | James Simpson
    Maryland is one of the most corrupt states in our nation. Nowhere is this fact more evident than with the state’s treatment of illegal aliens. Maryland politicians have literally become lawless in their efforts to cultivate illegals, and this lawlessness flows downhill from the very top. I will focus on a few of the more egregious examples. In 2011, we published a report on CASA de Maryland, a Silver Spring-based illegal immigrant advocacy group that parrots ACORN in both its methods and associates—which include the Communist Party USA, FMLN, (a former Salvadoran communist guerilla group, now a political party), ACORN...
  • 50 Shades of Petraeus: SNL mocks sex scandal

    11/18/2012 6:52:22 PM PST · by traumer · 9 replies
    Author, played by Cecily Strong, recites filthy biography of her lover Sketch featuring Jill Kelley mocks media coverage of Petraeus scandal Star Seth Myers describes story as 'a sexy new reboot of You've Got Mail' When Paula Broadwell wrote the biography of her lover David Petraeus, she managed to keep out any hint of their relationship from the book. But when Saturday Night Live took on the notorious relationship during the opening sketch of last night's show, they reimagined it as a significantly more steamy tome similar to bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. The irreverent comedy showcase featured comic Cecily...
  • Fillon and Cope claim win in French UMP vote

    11/18/2012 6:51:12 PM PST · by Cincinna · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | Staff
    Both candidates have claimed victory in the race to become France's next opposition leader, in a contest marred by allegations of vote-rigging. Hundreds of votes are said to separate right-wing candidate Jean-Francois Cope and ex-PM Francois Fillon. As the neck-and-neck result emerged, supporters of both UMP candidates made accusations of vote fraud. The party has been without a leader since Nicolas Sarkozy was defeated in the May presidential election. Mr Cope has been secretary general of the conservative UMP since 2010 while his rival was prime minister for five years during Mr Sarkozy's presidency. More than 50% of the party's...
  • CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST STATEMENT ON STATUS OF RACE

    11/18/2012 6:45:08 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 102 replies
    AllenWestRepublic ^ | 11-18-2012 | AllenWestRepublic
    CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST STATEMENT ON STATUS OF RACE Posted by allenwestrepublic on November 18, 2012 Stuart, FL – Congressman Allen West released the following statement regarding the election results certified today by the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections: “Since Election Day we have been working for a fair and accurate accounting of the election outcome in which voters can put their full trust. We will review the results of today’s recount and the other available data to determine how to proceed. I have been humbled by the support we have received and the hard work of so many to...
  • Jaguar and Land Rovers to be built by the Chinese

    11/18/2012 6:32:52 PM PST · by traumer · 22 replies
    Iconic cars to be built in Communist country in £1bn deal Manufacturer says 25,000 UK jobs are not under threat Sales have risen in China by 80% this year Jaguars and Land Rovers are to be built in China for the first time in a £1billion deal. Jaguar Land Rover said the joint venture with Chery, the sixth largest car-maker in China, will not mean lost jobs in the UK, where it employs 25,000 workers. The first models to shift production are likely to be the Land Rover Freelander and Defender 4x4s, with luxury Jaguar limousines set to follow. It...
  • Anonymous claims to have blocked GOP election theft with Ohio firewall (o rly?)

    11/18/2012 6:24:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    examiner.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Michael Santo
    Hacktivist group Anonymous has done some good things and some bad things. It all depends on your point of view. Now the group has come forward and said they are the reason that Karl Rove nearly went apoplectic on Fox News on Nov. 6, Election Night 2012. Thom Hartmann reported the claim on his radio show on Friday, which is simulcast on Current TV (video of the Current TV broadcast is embedded). Of course, Anonymous has claimed things in the past which later turned out to be false, but as Hartmann said: "it makes sense." Republican strategist Karl Rove seemed...
  • Obama Supporters 'Not Responsible Enough To Own A Firearm,' AZ Gun Store's Sign Declares

    11/18/2012 6:10:07 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 49 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/18/12 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    It was reported over the weekend that the owner of a gun store in Arizona is telling Pres. Obama's supporters he doesn't want their business. Cope Reynolds, the owner of Southwest Shooting Authority, a gun store located in Pinetop, Arizona, took out a full page ad in a local newspaper that read: "If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome." The New York Daily News reports that Mr. Reynolds also posted a sign on the store's front door: "If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven you are not responsible enough to...
  • LA Demonstrators Clash Over Renewed Middle East Violence

    11/18/2012 6:07:33 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 17 replies
    KNBC Los Angeles ^ | 11/18/2012 | Ted Chen and Jason Kande
    Police stand guard on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood where two groups of protesters demonstrating against recent violence in the Middle East clashed on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.Pro-Israel and pro-Muslim demonstrators clashed on Sunday outside the Federal Building during a protest over renewed violence in the Middle East. Hundreds of demonstrators waving Israeli and American flags stood on one side of Wilshire on the Westside of Los Angeles, while a smaller number of pro-Palestinian demonstrators stood on the other. “My family is over there. They have to sit in shelters. And they’re very stressed out, but unfortunately the world doesn’t realize...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/18/2012 5:57:56 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 12 replies
    11-18-12 | Kitty Mittens
    1 Chron. 16:35 Save us, O God of our Salvation, And Gather us Together, And Deliver us from the heathen, That we May Give Thanks to Thy Holy Name, And Glory in Thy Praise.
  • Biden Calls Obama 'Homeboy'

    11/18/2012 5:51:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies
    Biden Calls Obama 'Homeboy' Daniel Halper November 18, 2012 6:01 PM Visiting victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey today, Vice President Joe Biden told them not to worry, saying, "you’ve got a homeboy in the deal who gets it." Biden was referring to President Barack Obama. Here are Biden's remarks, via the pool report: "If you’re not an Easterner it’s hard to understand that the ocean to us is the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Park and everything else combined. It is a gigantic part of not only our economy but who we are. It’s a gigantic part of the culture...