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  • Official: 'Racist' Hamas Targeting Ethiopians, Asians

    11/19/2012 1:29:48 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/19/2012 | David Lev
    New Ethiopian immigrants, who have no family in the country, are suffering greatly from Hamas' ongoing rocket attacks Although “only” three Israelis have been killed as a result of the ongoing Hamas terror rocket attacks against Israel, hundreds of thousands of people are suffering – perhaps none more than residents of immigrant absorption centers in southern Israel. Unlike veteran Israeli families, these new immigrants – many of them olim from Ethiopia – have no family elsewhere in the country to take them in, and hence nowhere to go. ...... Some 450 Ethiopian immigrants, most of them in the country only...
  • Petition for a New Vote on the Election!

    11/19/2012 1:27:33 PM PST · by tallyhoe · 31 replies
    White House Web page ^ | 11-19-2012 | tallyhoe
    Have fun sign the petition!!! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/recount-election/ZQmy0Mlv
  • Four More Top Terrorists Eliminated

    11/19/2012 1:24:35 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 40 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/19/2012 | David Lev
    IDF planes on Monday targeted and eliminated another four senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists. .... That the loss of the four to Gaza Arab terrorists was evident from the fact that Hamas denied that the IDF had eliminated the four. In a statement, Hamas said that it could not confirm that the four had been killed by the IDF, and said that they were “out of communication range.” Among the four was Abu al-Attah, a member of the Hamas senior military council. Al-Attah directed hundreds of rocket attacks against Israel, including long-range attacks. He was also a senior figure...
  • Hamas Leader Dares Israel to Invade Amid Gaza Airstrikes

    11/19/2012 1:22:38 PM PST · by lbryce · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2012 | By FARES AKRAM, JODI RUDOREN and ALAN COWELL
    GAZA CITY — The top leader of Hamas dared Israel on Monday to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and dismissed diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the six-day-old conflict, as the Israeli military conducted a new wave of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian enclave, including a second hit on a 15-story building that houses media outlets. A volley of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel included one that hit a vacant school. Speaking at a news conference in Cairo, where the diplomatic efforts were under way, the Hamas leader, Khaled Meshal, suggested that the Israeli infantry...
  • Up with Islam, Down with Everybody else; it's Our Great Multicultural Way.

    11/19/2012 1:21:48 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 19, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Free speech is kinda OK, if Allah and his vast Religion of True Peace are not offended. The mere existence of infidels is offensive, so Death to all Infidels! As I finished reading this article at PJ Tatler this morning, I came across a new YouTube video. First, the article. It deals with a meeting to be held today by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). [A] symposium [is] to be held today at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on “Defamation Acts Against Islam.” And one top U.S. State Department official will be in attendance: The headquarters of...
  • Can Mitt Romney Save Hostess?

    11/19/2012 1:19:44 PM PST · by drewh · 57 replies
    Long Island Poltics ^ | Fri, Nov 16, 2012
    Could Mitt Romney save Hostess? Like him or not, if you have ever shopped at a Staples and/or Sports Authority, you have Mitt Romney and his Bain Capital buddies to thank. And now that Mr. Romney is not running — well anything, maybe he can shift his energy towards an endeavor greater than saving the nation from the “looming fiscal cliff” … and rescue my favorite cakes from extinction. Sure President Obama may have saved the auto-industry, but bring back Ho Ho’s, Sno-Balls and Wonder Bread and Virginia, Minnesota & Michigan become easy wins in the next presidential election. Wanna...
  • Chicago Teachers Strategize on How to Indoctrinate Kids with Marxism

    11/19/2012 1:13:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 19, 2012 | Da Tagliare
    Visit Godfather Politics: In September, the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike, shutting down the Windy City’s schools for 10 days. Many of those same teachers were in attendance on Nov. 10 at the Midwest Marxism Conference held at Northwestern University in Chicago. The topics of the conference were: Marxism, Crisis & Resistance The Meaning of Marxism The Flint Sit-down Strikes & The Founding of the UAW From Apartheid Schools to the New Jim Crow: Racism, USA The Democrats: A Critical History Russia: A Case Study in Workers Power & Revolution Socialists & Trade Unions Class, Race & the Civil...
  • Hotels and Hassles

    11/19/2012 1:11:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 20, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Few things can make you appreciate home like staying in a hotel. This includes not only low-budget, bare bones hotels but also sweepingly large and ornate luxury hotels. What many hotels seem to have in common are needless hassles. Since most people who stay in hotels do so while traveling, and stay only a few days in a given hotel, you might think that those who run hotels would want to make it easy for someone who arrives a little tired (or a lot tired) from traveling to use the various devices they find in their hotel room. But you...
  • The CIA Probably Had The Authority To Hold Prisoners At The Secret Benghazi Annex

    11/19/2012 1:08:20 PM PST · by maggief · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 19, 2012 | Michael Kelley |
    In October Paula Broadwell told an audience that the CIA in Benghazi "had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner" at its secret annex. The CIA flatly denied the claim, saying that the agency "has not had detention authority since January 2009, when Executive Order 13491 was issued. Any suggestion that the Agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless." Marc Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute points out that the denial is factually incorrect because while Obama ordered the closure of all CIA detention facilities (i.e. “Black Sites”), the order states that it "does not...
  • Is Rush Limbaugh’s Country Gone? (NY Slimes Super Barf Alert)

    11/19/2012 1:07:19 PM PST · by drewh · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 18, 2012, 11:14 pm | By THOMAS B. EDSALL
    The conservative talk show host, who had been an upbeat, if initially doubtful, Romney supporter throughout the campaign, was on a post-election downer: In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins? And say what you want, but Romney did offer a vision of traditional America. In his way, he put forth a great vision of traditional America, and it was rejected. It was rejected in favor of a guy who thinks that those who are working aren’t doing enough to help those who aren’t. And that resonated. Limbaugh echoed a Republican theme that...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/19/2012 1:06:12 PM PST · by Faith · 9 replies
    November 19, 2012 | Faith
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
  • VIDEO: AP REPORTER LIQUIDATES OBAMA OFFICIAL

    11/19/2012 1:04:01 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 38 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | Nov 19 | Staff
    A spirited exchange between an Associated Press reporter and spokesperson Victoria Nuland marked the U.S. State Department's daily briefing Monday on the continued violence between Israel and Hamas.
  • An Open Letter to the GOP Leadership (Dear Speaker Boehner and Other Assorted Clueless Bozos...)

    11/19/2012 1:03:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/18/2012 | Stephen Green
    Dear Speaker Boehner and Other Assorted Clueless Bozos on Capitol Hill,You've already been pwned, and it's too late to un-pwn yourself even if such a thing were possible. Which it isn't. Now it's time to try something new. Let's call it: Give them what they want.I'll repeat: Give President Obama and the Democrats the tax hikes they demand, and which most polls show the American public accepts.You'll let us avoid the fiscal cliff --- a phrase I'm going to do my best to avoid using from now on. A better phrase, if less elegant, might be, "the totally artificial...
  • Lessons from Mega-Storm Sandy : that anyone can do.

    11/19/2012 12:58:23 PM PST · by virgil283 · 32 replies
    Long Island residents experiences : Cash : - is king. But, we made the mistake of keeping large bills ($50s )....... Heat: I live in a house with oil heating. Without power, the heat turns doesn't work (the hot water follows suite)....... Fuel:- We topped off the tanks, but weren't expecting the gas shortage that ensued. ....Communication:- Phone lines were down and cell phone coverage was affected. I need to come up with a plan for communicating that relies on alternate sources of energy. ......Protection: - Every night I feel as though we're in a fishbowl. With no curtains on...
  • Why do we keep paying for rebuilding in disaster-prone areas?

    11/19/2012 12:58:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2012 | Rick Moran
    I'm all for people pitching in to rebuild after a hurricane. But should the taxpayer be subsidizing the rebuilding, especially when an area has proven to be disaster-prone? New York Times: ******** DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. - Even in the off season, the pastel beach houses lining a skinny strip of sand here are a testament to the good life. They are also a monument to the generosity of the federal government. The western end of this Gulf Coast island has proved to be one of the most hazardous places in the country for waterfront property. Since 1979, nearly a dozen...
  • Man refuses food over welfare cuts

    11/19/2012 12:56:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Nov 12 11:48 CET | (The Local/jcw)
    An unemployed Berlin man who had his state welfare cut to nearly nothing is refusing to eat, in an attempt to make the government consider introducing a basic income. … He denies bringing the situation upon himself by turning down multiple job offers, saying that as a trained and experienced occupational therapist, it would be unthinkable to work in a badly paid, unskilled job. He turned down shifts at a call center for €7 ($8.96) an hour, calling it “slave labor”, while a job in the office of a temping agency would make Boes what he called a “slave master”,...
  • The ugly meeky Obama admin. in face of Arab-Islamic atrocities on their own civilians (such as Gaza)

    11/19/2012 12:56:17 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    Israel Pounds Gaza as Diplomacy Intensifies Voice of America-5 hours ago Israel accuses Palestinian militants of using civilians areas in Gaza to hide weapons and rocket launching sites. It says Hamas is targeting ...http://www.voanews.com/content/israeli-airstrikes-on-gaza-stretch-into-sixth-day/1548665.htmlTerrorists Use Children’s Playground as Cover for Rocket Attacks on ... American Center for Law and Justice (blog)-Nov 16, 2012http://aclj.org/israel/terrorist-use-children-playground-cover-rocket-attack-israelHere’s what really happened in the past couple of days The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. (blog)-Nov 15, 2012 The terrorists controlling Gaza are hiding inside schools and hospitals, and are using civilians as targets, which makes civilians casualties ...http://www.jewishjournal.com/israelife/item/heres_what_really_happened_in_the_past_couple_of_daysGazans scramble as punishing ground war looms USA...
  • How Many 2008 McCain Voters Went Libertarian in 2012?

    11/19/2012 12:55:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Campaign Spot reader Michael writes in, having examined the claim of the missing Republican voters — the drop off from McCain’s 2008 total to Romney’s 2012. Immediately after the election, many were left incredulous in response to the apparent news that Romney received 3 million fewer votes than McCain did. As more and more states have counted their absentees and reported 100 percent of precincts, the numbers are less shocking. Michael points to Dave Leip’s Atlas of US Presidential elections and calculates the drop off is now only 479,000.* Most intriguingly, many of those missing McCain voters may have voted...
  • 97 Republicans sign letter urging Obama to avoid Susan Rice nomination for Secretary of State

    11/19/2012 12:49:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Nearly 100 House Republicans on Monday called on President Obama not to nominate Susan Rice as Secretary of State. In a letter to Obama, the 97 Republicans said the credibility of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has been gravely wounded by her account of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. "Though Ambassador Rice has been our Representative to the U.N., we believe her misleading statements over the days and weeks following the attack on our embassy in Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans caused irreparable damage...
  • Giving the Economy What it Doesn't Deserve

    11/19/2012 12:48:57 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 19, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It is said that people get the government they deserve. As the election of 2012 proves, this is woefully inaccurate in politics, because even if those who consciously voted for the destructive Democratic Party do deserve it, those who wisely voted against it certainly do not. The same saying is often said of the economy, particularly when something disastrous happens – a large-scale layoff, a manufacturer fleeing burdensome taxes or regulations for the welcoming shores of China or India, a company collapsing under the weight of an unreasonable union. But there too, the saying is inaccurate. Even if some deserve...
  • Got Yer 'Plan B' for Gaza Right Here, Bibi

    11/19/2012 12:47:54 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Enough is enough already... The Israeli Defense Force's Caterpillar D9R military bulldozer -known affectionately as the 'Teddy Bear' in Israel- is best known (in the west) for scraping the West Bank clean of terrorist nests, etc. The armored behemoth weighs over 56 tons, and is considered a front-line tool in the battle against terrorism.  The CAT D9R rescues damaged AFVs, detonates IEDs, clears paths, neutralizes booby-traps, demolishes terrorist structures and infrastructure (even under fire), and regularly provides cover for IDF soldiers.  Some major terrorists have even been directly killed by them (such as Muhammed Tawalbe in Jenin and Case Adwan...
  • Let’s go over the fiscal cliff (Give the Democrats what they want)

    11/19/2012 12:46:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/17/2012 | Marc Thiessen
    Here’s an idea for how to start the New Year in a bipartisan fashion: Let’s go over the fiscal cliff! Today, the only ones in Washington who advocate fiscal cliff-diving are liberal Democrats. It’s time for conservatives to join them. Letting the Bush tax cuts expire will strengthen the GOP’s hand in tax negotiations next year, and it may be the only way Republicans can force President Obama and Senate Democrats to agree to fundamental tax reform. Right now, Democrats believe they have the upper hand in the fiscal standoff. Patty Murray (Wash.) — the fourth-ranking Senate Democrat and the...
  • Islamic Jihad Official: All Our Weapons are From Iran

    11/19/2012 12:43:07 PM PST · by drewh · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773
    Islamic Jihad deputy chief Ziyad Nahala said on Sunday in an interview with Egyptian television that all of the organization's weapons came from Iran. “I want to note that all our weapons are from Iran. The rockets fired into Israel until now have a range of 70 to 80 kilometers," he said, according to a report on Channel 10 News.
  • OMG! Susan Rice As Secretary Of State And John "Swift Boat" Kerry At Defense?

    11/19/2012 12:42:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Leadership: Two of the most important national security positions may be soon held by a diplomat who helped perpetrate a Benghazi-gate lie and a senator who has voted against every major defense system in the last 25 years. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Australia on Tuesday before a summit about deepening defense links between Australia and the U.S. as our dwindling forces pivot to the Pacific Rim. Of course, Wednesday hearings on Benghazi have nothing to do with her getting as far from Washington, D.C., as possible. She'll be conveniently unavailable to testify on the terrorist attack...
  • The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value

    11/19/2012 12:38:59 PM PST · by ksen · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/28/2011 | Steve Denning
    “Imagine an NFL coach,” writes Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, in his important new book, Fixing the Game, “holding a press conference on Wednesday to announce that he predicts a win by 9 points on Sunday, and that bettors should recognize that the current spread of 6 points is too low. Or picture the team’s quarterback standing up in the postgame press conference and apologizing for having only won by 3 points when the final betting spread was 9 points in his team’s favor. While it’s laughable to imagine coaches or...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-19-12 (No Wonder. It's a Bimbo Eruption!)

    11/19/2012 12:38:06 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 19, 2012 | DUmmie boston bean, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    The Obama Economy continues apace. Another business shutting down. Thousands of jobs lost. More tax revenue lost. Ho-hum. But no Ho-Hos. Or Ding-Dongs. Or Twinkies. Or Wonder Bread. Hostess is going out of business. And even the DUmmies are having to adjust, as we see in this BREAD THREAD by DUmmie boston bean, "Do not laugh, I beg of you do not laugh!" Then we'll also look at this THREAD, "Here is what is going to happen to Twinkies." So let us push our carts up and down the aisles of DUmmieland, in search of Dead Bread Red, while...
  • 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.
  • All Eyez on Him [GQ Interview with Marco Rubio...and the man is GOOD]

    11/19/2012 11:24:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 165 replies
    GQ [link only!] | December 2012 issue | Michael Hainey
    http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201212/marco-rubio-interview-gq-december-2012?printable=true&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitte
  • The New Normal: Baby Boomer Tribal Communities - Obama's vision for your retirement

    11/19/2012 11:20:58 AM PST · by hope_dies_last · 28 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | September 17, 2012 | Craig Smith
    A generation of Americans who embraced communal living in the 1960s is again considering that concept and other ways to coexist as they near retirement. This time, they’ve traded peace signs for dollar signs. “By force of sheer volume, the (baby boomers) who in 1968 thought they would change the world by 2028 actually will,” said Andrew Carle, founding director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Over the next three decades, one in five U.S. citizens will turn 65 or older, Carle said. They’ll control more than half of the discretionary income,...
  • Jane Fonda on playing Nancy Reagan

    11/19/2012 11:16:05 AM PST · by olcurmudgeon · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/19/2012 | Caitlin McDevitt
    Former first lady Nancy Reagan isn’t worried about Jane Fonda playing her in “The Butler,” according to the actress. "I know that she was happy that I was doing it, and I sent some questions to her that she answered,” Fonda said Sunday after receiving the Los Angeles Press Club's Visionary Award, Variety reports. Hoping to portray Reagan accurately, Fonda reached out with questions and made changes to the film script.
  • AFA publishes annual "naughty/nice" list--companies hostile to Christmas

    11/19/2012 11:08:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 120 replies
    Dear Friend, As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past seven years, your AFA has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who used to refuse to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to...