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  • Welcome to Washington, for some it's the ‘state of denial’(WA)

    11/19/2012 12:37:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 November, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Passing through the sometimes crowded aisles of the Washington Arms Collectors’ monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, there was no question that a lot of people were there doing some serious shopping in the wake of the Nov. 6 election. There was also no doubt that some people in that pavilion had voted for Obama, and were in a rather interesting quandry: how to engage in a conversation about the election while not necessarily being confrontational or combative. A couple seemed smug without daring to engage in a full debate. All of the "suspects" invariably spoke without looking us...
  • Statistical Rainiest Day Of The Year Lives Up To Billing [Seattle - Right Now!]

    11/19/2012 12:36:48 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    KOMONews.com ^ | 19 November 2012 | Scott Sistek
    Through 10 a.m., Seattle had already set its daily rainfall record with 1.48" of rain, breaking the old record of 1.23" set in 1962, and the rain was still coming down. [Now 12:30 PM and still pouring!]
  • Sarasota Firm Intends To Bid For Hostess, Twinkies Brands

    11/19/2012 12:18:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Patch ^ | November 19, 2012 | Charles Schelle
    A Sarasota company may be to thank for saving Twinkies. Hurst Capital, LLLP on Monday filed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hostess Brands Inc. with the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York becoming the latest company to step forward to save Twinkies from extinction. "Hostess has over the past 80 years created several of the most recognizable and powerful brands in the United States,” said Hurst Capital, LLLP Managing General Partner Austin Hurst in a statement. "They have undeniable value and when combined with the other existing assets of the company...
  • It's good to know that the GOP-e will say that Santorum is next in line. /Sarc.

    11/19/2012 12:15:26 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies
    11/19/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... will back him, say that it it is his turn, and not Chris Christie's turn, etc. /Sarc. I mean, George Bush defeated McCain, and so McCain was the presumptive "next in line," (that's how it works, right? /sarc) although he still had to fight for it and had at one point sunk pretty low --- even captioned carrying his own baggage. And McCain defeated Romney, so it was then Romney's turn --- and he was next in line --- right? But does this rule only apply to RINOs? Speaking of Chris Christie... Given what Limbaugh said about Christie, and...
  • Obama and the End of Decline (Depths of Liberal Delusions Alert)

    11/19/2012 12:15:06 PM PST · by mojito · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/19/2012 | E.J. "0bama will get me a Pony" Dionne
    ....The ability to put our government's finances in order for the long run is obviously part of getting back on our national game. We simply cannot afford four more years of fiscal stalemate. But how we achieve balance matters. If there is one pledge Obama made over and over, it is that he will tend to the rise of economic inequality, a drop in the living standards of many working Americans, the loss of well-paying jobs -- especially in manufacturing -- and curtailed access to higher education. Across ideological lines, Americans stuck in this downward spiral experience decline not as...
  • Judge Suggests Mediation to Save Hostess; Sides Agree to Talk.

    11/19/2012 12:12:42 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    Dow Jones is reporting that a bankruptcy judge is urging mediation to save Hostess from liquidation. WSJ will have more to come as it comes out of the courtroom. Here’s an update from bankruptcy reporters Jacqueline Palank and Rachel Feintzeig A bankruptcy judge Monday asked whether he should preside over mediation between Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union to avoid pulling the plug on the baker of Ho Hos, Twinkies and Wonder Bread.
  • Guns Grabbed from Storm Victims? (trying to run down a rumor)

    11/19/2012 12:11:08 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 18 replies
    email | 11/19/12 | Mamzelle
    I've been doing some searches, cannot come up with news accounts to support an email that claims that guns were taken from hurricane victims (either Staten Island o elsewhere) at *gunpoint*--rendering them helpless. Has anyone else heard of this, and any links would be appreciated. I'm skeptical, simply because I don't think the left could organized a gun grab so quickly after the storm....
  • Mother Explains Romney Loss to Distraught Son

    11/19/2012 12:06:09 PM PST · by FR_addict · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 19,2012 | video
    Video of a child facing his first political disappointment. I loved the child's face when his mother tries to explain that Obama is not a bad person. He doesn't say anything, but he has the expression of "Get Real"
  • GE Healthcare Laying Off 10 Percent of Workforce

    11/19/2012 12:01:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Health Tech Zone ^ | November 19, 2012 | Tracey E. Schelmetic
    Bad news for GE Healthcare workers in Vermont. The company, which specializes in information technology for the healthcare industry, announced last Thursday that it plans to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce in the state. The company promised, however, to try to find “alternate roles” for those who lose their jobs. “While GE Healthcare regrets the loss of any jobs, the business needs to make tough decisions in the current economic climate,” company spokesman Benjamin Fox told the Barre Montpelier Times Argus. It’s unclear at this time how much of GE Healthcare’s workforce these cuts represent, though the...
  • Movember mugshots: criminally bad facial hair

    11/19/2012 12:00:28 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    Pictures at link
  • LFT: Teachers are under attack (Louisiana Teacher's Union squealing like stuck pigs)

    11/19/2012 11:54:40 AM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | November 19, 2012 | Will Sentell
    Public school teachers are “under attack” through so-called education reforms pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal and others, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers said Monday. Steve Monaghan, who heads the group, said a series of events going back to the election of a Jindal-friendly state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education last year and the passage of an overhaul of public schools earlier this year shows that the LFT and public education have been targeted. “We are definitely under attack,” he said. Monaghan made his comments during the second day of the group’s 48th annual convention. The gathering...
  • Now It Get's Ugly

    11/19/2012 11:54:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Liberty News Online ^ | November 19, 2012 | Erik Rush
    Americans are confused. I realize that’s probably the understatement of the year, but I am referring not to the apparent insensibility of those who continue to support President Barack Obama, but to the perplexed state of those who are attempting to make sense out of the election outcome itself, as well as events that have taken place since. In short, it is mind-boggling that the man was re-elected considering the shape America is in, and his being the most dismal record of any President in American history. The craven but successful ploy on the part of the administration to defer...
  • Constitutional Conservatives Need to Change. Into War Paint.

    11/19/2012 11:52:09 AM PST · by rightjb · 3 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 11-19-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    It has been steadily dawning on me this past weekend just how severe is the state of our disunion. Much of it precipitated by the battles of the valiant Allen West in his District 18 race in Florida. It is a microcosm of what we are facing as constitutional conservatives in this country and the forces that arrayed against us.   (Be sure to skip to the “How bad is it?” section below if you want to cut to the chase. In Allen West, you have a true conservative who not only is knowledgeable and articulate on the issues, but...
  • War Song on Palestinian Websites: "Strike a Blow at Tel Aviv"

    11/19/2012 11:50:11 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11-17-12
    Video at link. Transcript is pending at site.
  • I, Twinkie

    11/19/2012 11:46:21 AM PST · by all the best · 12 replies
    Laissez Faire Club ^ | November 19, 2012 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Oh how everyone (of a certain class and income) makes fun of the Twinkie, the ultimate symbol of modern food decadence and phoniness. I don’t get it. Have the critics ever tried one? They are so appealing and delicious: light, spongy, sweet, and creamy, all in a tiny package. The news that the parent company Hostess was going out of business caused a huge run on Twinkies in my own community. Every store had an empty space where they should have been. The preppers were right: we should have stocked up for emergencies like this. Meanwhile, the haters have been...
  • Ross Perot Sr. will help move historic house to start $1B residential community

    11/19/2012 11:46:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | November 12, 2012 | Candace Carlisle
    Ross Perot Sr., along with Hillwood Communities and Realty Capital, plans to move a historic house Wednesday at the venture's $1 billion residential community project in North Texas. The 1882 Faught Farm House will be moved several feet and will position the home, that is expected to receive historical designation, as the project's community amenity center. Perot will drive the truck moving the house at the groundbreaking ceremony at FM 407 and Prairie Mound Cemetery Road in Argyle. The project will be in Argyle and Northlake. Earlier this year, Hillwood Communities and Realty Capital announced its partnership plans for the...
  • West Fights On Amid Vote-Recount Mayhem

    11/19/2012 11:42:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2012 | John Fund
    The characters in the latest example of South Florida’s dysfunctional election system — recall the Bush v. Gore debacle in 2000 — are worthy of a Carl Hiaasen potboiler. Congressman Allen West, an outspoken tea-party favorite whose district was pushed into largely new territory by redistricting, is claiming that massive voter irregularities are robbing him of his seat. Democrat Patrick Murphy, who leads West by some 2,000 votes, is trying to stop a full recount of controversial early ballots cast in St. Lucie County. His current victory margin is just large enough to avoid triggering an automatic recall of all...
  • Senator Denies Possibility that Regulations Could Cost Jobs

    11/19/2012 11:41:28 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Encouraged by the recent election results, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) boasted that “the Republicans’ contention that excessive government regulation causes increased unemployment has been convincingly refuted by voters.” “Of course, the GOP’s arguments were ludicrous from the beginning,” Reid maintained. “If we pass new regulations the government has to hire more people to enforce them. That means more jobs. Companies have to hire more people to ensure they comply with the regulations. That means more jobs. The regulations are kind of like a scissors cutting into unemployment from both sides.” The possibility that more regulations could boost the...
  • Spain: Residency for foreigners who buy houses

    11/19/2012 11:36:50 AM PST · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 11-19
    MADRID (AP) — Looking for a new place to call home? Spain is hoping to give you a little bit more than a welcome basket of baked goods if you decide to move there. In an attempt to reduce the country's bloated stock of unsold homes, the government is set to offer permanent residency to any foreigner provided they buy a house or apartment worth more than €160,000 ($200,000). The plan, unveiled by Trade Ministry secretary Jaime Garcia-Legaz Monday and expected to be approved in the coming weeks, would be aimed principally at Chinese and Russian buyers. Spain has more...
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Bush-Era Commerce Secretary, Rips The Republican Party

    11/19/2012 11:35:51 AM PST · by zeestephen · 19 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 13 November 2012 | Jerry Kammer
    During his appearance on the Univision program "Al Punto," Gutierrez claimed that the Republican Party's extremism was the reason for Mitt Romney's resounding defeat last week.