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  • Social Conservatism vs. Fiscal Conservatism

    11/20/2012 8:42:54 AM PST · by Scooter100 · 258 replies
    I am wondering about the structure of a third "Constitutional" party. Would it be better to form a party exclusively on a fiscal issues basis? What would be the pros and cons of taking social issues completely off the table? I mean, are there really enough "social issues" in the text of the Constitution itself to warrant making them a permanent policy of a new party and subsequently risking vicious debate and division? I guess I am thinking of the inevitability of Conservatives locking antlers with the "socially" left wing of the Libertarians", who are otherwise fiscally right wing. Shouldn't...
  • Nazi Roots of Arab Palestinian National Movement (h/t Mark Levin)

    11/20/2012 8:42:34 AM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/8/2010 | Joniversity
    Mark Levin opened his show last night with this video. It's chilling....but revealing.
  • Military Suicides 'Out of Control'

    11/20/2012 8:34:10 AM PST · by kristinn · 137 replies
    The Northwest Florida Daily News Herald ^ | Monday, November 19, 2012 | Randal Yakey
    CALLAWAY — Libby Busbee pounded on the window of her son’s maroon Dodge Charger as he sat in the driveway of their home earlier this year. Locked inside his car, U.S. Army Spc. William Busbee sat with a .45-caliber gun pointed to the side of his head. “Look at me,” his mother cried out as she tried to get her son’s attention. “Look at me.” He wouldn’t look. He stared out the front windshield, distant, Busbee said, relating the story from an apartment complex in Callaway. “I kept yelling, ‘Don’t you do this. Don’t do it.’ He wouldn’t turn his...
  • Unions flexed muscles in state campaigns

    11/20/2012 8:33:07 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    SF Chron ^ | 11-20-12 | Sam Hananal
    From California to Maine, unions used their political muscle in the recent elections to help install Democratic governors, build labor-friendly majorities in state legislatures and defeat ballot initiatives against them. The combination of union money and member mobilization helped Democrats take control of state legislatures in Maine and Minnesota. In Michigan, voters repealed a law that allowed cities in financial distress to suspend collective bargaining contracts. But unions lost there on an effort to make collective bargaining rights a part of the state constitution. In New Hampshire, unions helped Maggie Hassan win the governor's race. Unions spent millions backing Hassan...
  • The Morally Reprehensible ‘Iron Dome’ – Hamas’s Best Friend

    11/20/2012 8:30:13 AM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 11/19/2012 | Yori Yanover
    A social worker friend of mine used to talk about the ways dysfunctional families adapt and adjust to the craziness of an abnormal family member. Typically, they are so used to making allowances for the neediest family member, that they stop noticing his or her deficiencies. Only a visiting social worker, dropping in unannounced on a home visit, is able to recognize that the fact that Moishe'le is sitting naked under the dinner table eating the scraps his siblings hand him from above the table is crazy. Israel and the world have become one such a dysfunctional family, with the...
  • Petraeus Affair: 'There's No Dark Plot Here,' Jill Kelley's Friend Says

    11/20/2012 8:26:51 AM PST · by maggief · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 20, 2012 | LEE FERRAN , MIKE GUDGELL and NED BERKOWITZ
    A man who says he's a "very close friend" of Jill Kelley, the woman at the center of the scandal that brought down CIA chief David Petraeus, told ABC News that Kelley's portrayal in the media is inaccurate, as are any insinuations that she hoped to profit financially from her close connection to America's spymaster. Don Phillips, a Tampa real estate developer, said in an interview that Kelley is "the best kind of friend" anyone would like to have, including America's top military officials. "Take everything you know and turn it around 180 degrees," said Phillips, who has known Kelley...
  • Sources: DNI cut "al Qaeda" reference from Benghazi talking points, and CIA, FBI signed off

    11/20/2012 8:21:35 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 20, 2012
    (CBS News) WASHINGTON - CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes. There has been considerable discussion about who made the changes to the talking points that Rice stuck to in her television appearances on Sept. 16 (video), five days after the attack that killed American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens,...
  • GOP Redistricting its Own Candidates

    11/20/2012 8:04:30 AM PST · by Scooter100 · 35 replies
    The biggest enemy of conservatism is the Republican Party itself. Get out the TEApots, let's have a Party!!
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 20,2012

    11/20/2012 7:58:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 66 replies
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  • Deer attacks two men, then takes man's cigarettes

    11/20/2012 7:57:33 AM PST · by crusty old prospector · 126 replies
    KETK NBC 56 - Tyler, Texas ^ | November 19, 2012 | Nicole Vowell
    Whitehouse, Texas — Joseph Rose and Cole Kellis were leaving their home in Whitehouse on Friday morning when they noticed a deer in their front yard. Rose approached the deer and he says the deer seemed friendly. But then Kellis and Rose say the deer then charged them and started to attack. Rose and Kellis ran to Rose's pick-up truck to try to get away from the wild buck. The deer then "poked" Rose in his ribs, so Rose jumped out of his truck into the back-bed. Rose says he left his driver-side door open and the deer climbed in...
  • Why Conservatives Should Cheer Up

    11/20/2012 7:51:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    "Barack Obama won because he recognized a new America." Or maybe an America more fluid, more insubstantial than post-election wisdom is ready to grant. You can't always tell about "new" -- a truth the human race rarely acknowledges. We'll see whether James Carville's and Stan Greenberg's words from a Democracy Corps survey stand up better than the consensus of November 1965, following the Lyndon Johnson-led slaughter of almost every Republican downwind from Barry Goldwater. Johnson, father of the Great Society, was all but run out of Washington on a rail after mucking up the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, as everyone these...
  • San Francisco Nudists Say A Nudity Ban Would Just Make Them Get Naked Even More

    11/20/2012 7:50:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2012 | Eoin Reynolds, The Guardian
    San Francisco nudists said on Monday they would continue to walk the streets naked regardless of a proposed law that would order them to cover up. City authorities are meeting on Tuesday to decide on a new anti-nudity law that is being supported by residents and business owners in the city's Castro district. The law would make it an offence for anyone over the age of five to "expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal region on any public street, sidewalk, street median, parklet or plaza". Lloyd Fishbach, left, who was standing naked at the corner of Castro and...
  • A few reasons for optimism as we look toward 2014 and beyond

    11/20/2012 7:49:07 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 20, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Make no mistake the election results clearly say it: we got pasted. We can point fingers and wring our hands but the truth is we got flogged. Nevertheless, there are no permanent winners or permanent losers in the political American system. Conservatism did not necessarily lose. We got about 48% of the vote but there may be another 5% who understand economies and can be convinced to vote for a conservative Republican in 2016. We held the House and some observers are saying although our numbers are smaller we have a more conservative caucus than we had in the last...
  • California Republicans say McCarthy endorsed gerrymandering that lost them 4 seats

    11/20/2012 7:46:18 AM PST · by old school · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/19/2012 | John Gizzi
    “Kevin McCarthy was a staunch defender of these new lines, reassuring everyone that Republicans would fare just fine under them,” said Jon Fleischman of the Flash Report, the much-read online newsletter on California politics. “Clearly, this turned out not to be the case– although he was easily re-elected to the safe seat drawn for him. Had he drawn a competitive district, I wonder if he would have been so enthusiastic about the lines he helped stopped others from trying to stop.”
  • Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

    11/20/2012 7:41:03 AM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | November 20, 2012 | Declan McCullagh
    A Senate proposal (touted) as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law. CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans' e-mail, is scheduled for next week. Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall...
  • Soros’ MoveOn.org trying to rally Wal-Mart workers for Black Friday strike

    11/20/2012 7:40:32 AM PST · by Qbert · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros’ MoveOn.org has jumped into the fight for a unionized Wal-Mart workforce. MoveOn.org has sent emails to subscribers nationwide, urging them to descend on Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday. The organization is encouraging people to strike against management even if they aren’t Wal-Mart employees. “Instead of listening to and learning from its workers, Wal-Mart has sought to silence us and retaliate against those who dare to speak up,” MoveOn.org said in its email to supporters. “Warehouse workers who work for Wal-Mart contractors have also experienced retaliation for speaking out. Now, Wal-Mart workers have had enough.” Black Friday...
  • Mom having surgery

    11/20/2012 7:38:58 AM PST · by notpoliticallycorewrecked · 24 replies
    self | self
    Mom is going into surgery in a few. She threw a new blood clot. They tried to remove it yesterday but couldn't. She has been in ICU with clot buster meds all night long. So now they are going back in for another try this morning.
  • Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

    11/20/2012 7:34:40 AM PST · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    CNET ^ | |November 20, 2012 | Declan McCullagh
    Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.
  • Yahoo Poll adds understanding Obama's re-election.

    11/20/2012 7:34:05 AM PST · by JewishRighter · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11.20.12 | Yahoo
    Still confused about how Obama won re-election? Check out this Yahoo POLL: Do you believe O.J. Simpson killed Nicole Brown Simpson? Yes, the evidence was convincing. 80% No, reasonable doubt remains. 20% 495,190 votes This means, on a rough statistical basis, that we have a solid 20% of the country out there dumber than a bag of hammers. I suspect its actually a larger number, but this shows the sheer depth of the stupidity (or anti-white racism) of a significant slice of the electorate. We're so screwed.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: MALO ANIMO, 11-20-12

    11/20/2012 7:33:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-20-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):MALO ANIMO With evil spirit or bad intention. An action done with malice and forethought, which increases the culpability. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • How Marriage Equality Supporters Beat The "Princess" Ad (Change in ad strategy pays off)

    11/20/2012 7:27:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 11/20/2012 | Chris Geidner
    WASHINGTON — The surprise sweep for marriage equality efforts at the polls in 2012 came after a dramatic shift in the television ads their backers ran — a change that came about after a year-long research effort to crack the code of previously successful ads run by marriage equality opponents that focused on "gay marriage" being taught in schools.Among the key changes: A shift away from talk of "rights" to a focus on committed relationships; a decision to address "values" directly as being learned at home; and an attempt to give voters "permission" to change their minds, according to...
  • City Falls $3 Million in Hole - City Manager Rick Daniels Explains Red Ink Spending

    11/20/2012 7:27:12 AM PST · by starpublisher · 10 replies
    Desert Vortex ^ | 11/17/2012 | Dean Gray
    A city that kept in the dark about finances is facing a budget deficit of over $3 million. City manager Rick Daniels finally admitted the red ink this week.
  • China Will Build the Tallest Building In the World in Just 90 Days

    11/20/2012 7:26:23 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | November 20,2012 | Jesus Diaz
    According to its engineers, this will be the tallest skyscraper in the world by the end of March of 2013. Its name is Sky City, and its 2,749 feet (838 meters) distributed in 220 floors will grow in just 90 days in Changsha city, by the Xiangjiang river. Ninety days! It's not a joke. According to the construction company, the skyscraper will be built in just 90 days at the unbelievable rate of five floors per day. It's hard to believe, but they claim the building has been designed by some of the engineers who previously worked at the Burj...
  • The Story of Your Enslavement

    11/20/2012 7:26:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 11/20/12 | smartknowledgeu
    For those of you that have followed my writings for the past 7 years on my blog, theUndergroundInvestor, you are well aware that I have been advocating conversion of the majority of fiat currency savings into physical gold and physical silver as a means of combating the system of financial enslavement that the bankers have tried to impose upon the people in every country around the world. The bankers are now entering the second phase of their enslavement through the imposition of austerity measures on people that can least afford this imposition. Though we, at SmartKnowledgeU, have been advocating the...
  • Teacher Suspended for Criticizing Obama Policies

    11/20/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    A Rock Hill, South Carolina, a middle school teacher was placed on administrative leave after her school received a complaint about remarks she posted on her personal Facebook page. The remarks criticized the Food Stamp program. Rawlinson Road Middle School spokesperson Elaine Baker said the suspension was initiated after the school heard from a local Democratic Party official. “In our view, the teacher used poor judgment,” Baker said. “It is inappropriate for a person employed by a public school to be observed criticizing any duly authorized public policy, especially right now. The country has been through a contentious election campaign....
  • Pew: Positive media coverage of Obama surged in campaign’s final week

    11/20/2012 7:21:44 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/20/2012 | By Jonathan Easley
    President Obama had his best run of media coverage during the final week of the campaign, while positive coverage of Mitt Romney dwindled, according to a study released Monday from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 29 percent of stories about Obama were positive, compared to 19 negative, while only 16 percent of Romney’s stories were positive, compared to 33 negative. It was Obama’s best week of media coverage since the Democratic National Convention, and only the second time in the cycle positive stories outnumbered negative ones for the president. The...
  • Is Thirty the new Fifty? (With ObamaCare in the wings, the 30 hour work week will be new normal)

    11/20/2012 7:20:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2012 | Scott Mayer
    With ObamaCare in the wings, the traditional forty- or fifty-hour work week will soon be replaced with a less than thirty-hour week for many American workers. To wit: many businesses, including ones that previously received ObamaCare waivers, are trying to avoid paying onerous fines for not providing employees with health coverage as mandated by the new law. President Obama recently said that he won't allow the budget to be "balanced on the backs of the middle class." He sure did give the appearance of truly caring about these "folks," but he failed to disclose the fact that, even if taxed...
  • Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage (MSM black out)

    11/20/2012 7:15:14 AM PST · by yoe · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 19, 2012 | Nile Gardiner
    It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every chance the second term will be more of the same. On his trip to Asia this week, President Obama struggled to pronounce the name of...
  • Economic Disintegration is Almost Here (Huge company layoffs announced in response to elections?)

    11/20/2012 7:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2012 | Monty Pelerin
    The disintegration of an economy and a society can take two courses. One course is like rust. It is slow and barely perceptible. The other is a sudden collapse. The first course, if left untended, eventually turns into the second. The US economy is now rusting away. Arguably it has been for decades. For anyone interested in looking, the signs are there. They will soon become unavoidable for even the most disinterested of our citizens. Dan Amoss correctly described what is happening as a result of Washington's overbearing involvement in the economy: ******* All government-directed economic activity grows at the...
  • All Eyes on 'Game-Changer' Welby as Church Faces Final Showdown on Women Bishops

    11/20/2012 7:11:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/17/12 | John Bingham,
    The incoming Archbishop of Canterbury is preparing a personal plea to traditionalists in the Church of England to “go forward” with the idea of women bishops next week in an attempt to end years of wrangling over the issue.In what could be one of the most decisive interventions of his leadership – even before he takes over as Archbishop – the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, will urge doubters to back the measure in the name of unity. The vote at a special session of the Church’s General Synod in London will be the first test of...
  • Bomb Disposal Expert Takes His Last ‘Lonely Walk’

    11/20/2012 7:11:33 AM PST · by Arkansas Tider · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 16, 2012 11:15 PM EST | Michael Daly
    Just as the details were emerging of a sex scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus that the media was calling “explosive,” Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wade Bennett took what bomb disposal experts call “the lonely walk” toward an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Bennett was on his third combat tour there and this time he had left behind a pregnant wife and a 2-year-old daughter. A snapshot taken of him and his daughter, Lila, just before he deployed in September showed the two of them walking hand in hand away from the camera.
  • Another food fight at Harvard (That diversity, pluralism and multi-culti thing again...)

    11/20/2012 7:09:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/20/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    The great minds at Harvard University just can't seem to get this diversity, pluralism and multi culti thing right. Not to mention inclusiveness. And when combined with something as difficult as food--well, Harvard just seems to collapse. Recently, Harvard succumbed after an Arab student went on a hate filled rant, complaining that hummus wasn't Israeli but Arab, or at least Mediterranean; labeling it Israeli was another sign of Israeli domination. Then Harvard University Dining Service (HUDS) decided that because kosher food is more expensive than non kosher food--and it is--only Jews should be allowed to eat in the Harvard Hillel...
  • At EU, Faithful Christians Need Not Apply?

    11/20/2012 7:06:39 AM PST · by marshmallow
    First Things ^ | 11/19/12 | Austin Ruse
    Eight years ago the European Parliament denied towering Italian intellectual Rocco Buttiglione a position as European Commissioner for Justice because of his faithful Catholicism. Asked in a hearing if he agreed with the Catholic Church’s teaching that homosexual acts are sinful, he said yes, he agreed with the teaching, but this would not prevent him from faithfully carrying out the laws of the European Union related to everyone including homosexuals. This was too much for the sexual left firmly ensconced in the European institutions, and Buttiglione was voted down. The event caused a scandal in Catholic circles and turned Buttiglione,...
  • Iranian Arms Ship Takes Weapons, Supplies to Gaza

    11/20/2012 7:04:10 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 26 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 11/20/2012
    An Iranian 150-ton freighter departed Bandar Abbas port Sunday, Nov. 18, with a cargo of 220 short-range missiles and 50 improved long-range Fajar-5 rockets for the Gaza Strip, debkafile's intelligence sources report. The ship turned toward the Bab al-Mandeb Straits and the Red Sea. The new Fajar-5s have a 200-kilo warhead, which packs a bigger punch than the 175 kilos of explosives delivered by the rockets in current use with the Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip. To extend their range to cover the 85 kilometers from Gaza to Tel Aviv, Hamas removed a part of their payloads to make...
  • (CBS) Sources: DNI cut "al Qaeda" reference from Benghazi talking points, CIA, FBI signed off

    11/20/2012 7:03:52 AM PST · by maggief · 53 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 20, 2012
    (CBS News) WASHINGTON - CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Amassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes. (snip) However, an intelligence source tells CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan the links to al Qaeda were deemed too "tenuous" to make public, because there was not strong confidence in the person providing the intelligence. CIA Director David Petraeus,...
  • What Price ‘Fairness’? (Will an even more progressive tax code solve our debt problems?)

    11/20/2012 7:03:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2012 | Mona Charen
    Realistic Republicans understand that President Obama and the Democrats head into fiscal-cliff negotiations in a far stronger bargaining position now than in 2011. When voters were asked on November 6 whether they favored raising taxes to reduce the deficit, a total of 60 percent said yes (47 percent favored increasing taxes for those who earn $250,000 or more, and 13 percent approved tax increases for all). So taxes will be going up. As a matter of political strategy — not to say survival — Republicans will have to agree to raise taxes on those defined as rich. It’s more than...
  • Revenge of the Mediterranean Man. They are on the march in Europe and North America.

    11/20/2012 7:01:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2012 | Michael Know Beran
    In antiquity the Mediterranean peoples despised the yokels of northern Europe. The “masters of the fairest and most wealthy climates of the globe,” Gibbon says, “turned with contempt from gloomy hills assailed by the winter tempest, from lakes concealed in a blue mist, and from cold and lonely heaths, over which the deer of the forest were chased by a troop of naked barbarians.” The barbarians avenged this contempt when, coming down from the northern forests, they sacked the Mediterranean cities. Yet the northern man — whether Goth, Visigoth, or Vandal — was willing to learn from the Mediterranean man...
  • Obsessed With Meetings

    11/20/2012 7:01:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 11/20/12 | Father Robert Barron
    Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Accordingly, there has been a good deal of commentary from historians, theologians and even from the handful of bishops and experts who actually participated in the Council five decades ago. I was particularly struck by an observation made by Fr. John O'Malley, the Jesuit historian who penned, some years ago, an influential book called What Happened at Vatican II? The Second Vatican Council, he said, was the largest meeting in the history of the world. Indeed, some 2,600 people -- bishops, theologians,...
  • Santa Claus takes photos with families, guns

    11/20/2012 6:57:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KABC) -- Families in Scottsdale, Arizona have the opportunity to take holiday portraits with Santa Claus and a machine gun. Every year, the Scottsdale Gun Club hosts a photo opportunity, including Saint Nick and some serious fire power. Rory Collins and his wife Kaprice Collins posed with a machine gun for a family photo with their 2-year-old twin boys.
  • Looking Back at Election Day

    11/20/2012 6:56:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Catholic New York ^ | 11/15/12 | Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
    Lord, To Whom Shall We Go?The 2012 campaign is over, and the dust is settling. After asking me how our recovery from Hurricane Sandy is going, most folks these days then inquire about how I think “the Church did” on election day. Such a question usually triggers a mini-catechism lesson from me, as I reply that, actually, “the Church” wasn’t on the ballot, and the election was hardly a referendum on “the Church.” The Church, I go on, was founded by the one who stated that “My kingdom is not of this world,” and whose members consider the statement of...
  • The Latest Taxpayer Housing Bust. With the election over, we now learn that the FHA is insolvent.

    11/20/2012 6:56:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/20/2012 | The editors
    Vindication is overrated, especially in a losing cause, so it brings no satisfaction to have predicted that the Federal Housing Administration would sooner or later threaten taxpayers. That day has arrived. Safely past the election, the feds announced Friday that the FHA's liabilities exceed its assets by at least $16.3 billion—and the gap could reach $93.7 billion in the worst case. Yet it's worth recalling that when we warned about FHA's troubles in September 2009, we got an accounting lecture from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and a letter from FHA Commissioner at the time, David Stevens, that we were "just...
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing

    11/20/2012 6:55:47 AM PST · by Qbert · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 20th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    When will the Obama administration stand up and defend Israel against these outrageous claims by Turkey? I think the death toll from the many air strikes is only around 100 and most of them are terrorists. How in the world is that ethnic cleansing? It’s a stupid claim on its face and it deserves a rebuke from Obama. But I won’t hold my breath, especially considering his ‘leading from behind’ diplomacy. AL-ARABIA – AFP reported Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemning Israel of “ethnic cleansing” towards Palestinians. “Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this...
  • How Liberal leaders flunk math. They Fail to grasp human response to heavy taxes

    11/20/2012 6:54:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/2012 | Richard Rahn
    Dennis Van Roekel, president of the largest teachers union, the National Education Association, failed fifth-grade math last week. The question he failed is: If X (government spending) is growing faster than A (government tax revenue) plus B (new revenue from higher tax rates on “the rich”), when will A plus B equal X? President Obama met with leaders of left-leaning organizations, including Mr. Van Roekel, to discuss the “fiscal cliff.” After the meeting, Mr. Van Roekel appeared on Neil Cavuto’s Fox News show to discuss the budget deficit. Mr. Van Roekel told Mr. Cavuto that he had recommended taxing the...
  • Morning Joe Rips 'Old White Guy' Republicans For Going After 'Younger Woman-of-Color' Rice

    11/20/2012 6:50:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    From Joe Scarborough to John Heilemann, Katty Kay to Mark Halperin to Willie Geist, it was unanimous on today's Morning Joe. Whatever the substance, whatever the policy, Republicans would be making a massive political mistake by opposing the possible nomination of Susan Rice as Secretary of State. Summed up Scarborough the MJ zeitgeist: "do a bunch of old white guys want to make their first big battle, post-election, a battle going up against a younger woman of color?" View the video here.
  • IDF Warns Gaza Civilians: Leave Immediately

    11/20/2012 6:50:22 AM PST · by cll · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/20/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The IAF dropped leaflets across northern Gaza on Tuesday urging local Arab civilians to evacuate immediately. “For your own safety, you are required to immediately evacuate your homes and move toward Gaza City center,” the Arabic-language flyers said, AFP reports. The pamphlets noted which roads would be safe to use for evacuation. The move lent strength to predictions of an impending ground operation in Gaza. On Tuesday afternoon the IDF hit Hamas targets from both land and air, using tank fire along the security fence while airplanes hit terrorist positions from above. Hamas terrorists continued to fire on southern Israel...
  • Protesting Israel's Bombs (Recent Anti-Israel demonstrations in the USA)

    11/20/2012 6:50:12 AM PST · by jonatron · 7 replies
    The Socialist Worker ^ | November 19, 2012 | Elizabeth Schulte
    In New York City, about 1,000 people gathered in front of the Israeli consulate on November 15 for a protest called just the day before. It was vibrant, defiant, militant and bold, with a large number of students and young American Muslims and Palestinians. -- In San Francisco, 500 rallied in support of the Palestinian people and against Israel's bombarding of Gaza outside the Israeli consulate on November 16. -- In Boston, some 400 people protested against Israel's invasion on November 15. Students for Justice in Palestine chapters from universities throughout Boston mobilized students to the protest, which was called...
  • Citizens United Revisited

    11/20/2012 6:43:58 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 1 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/20/12 | Mike Fields
    Now that the first major election post-Citizens United has passed I thought it would be worth opening the floor to some discussion of everybody’s view on whether Citizens United was a good decision both as constitutional law and in practical application during the election. I wrote a piece for Political Realities before the decision was issued that was very critical of the decision by the Court to rehear the case a second time. John Roberts asked both sides to prepare to address questions that vastly expanded the scope of the case. Roberts was well known for an earlier comment concerning...
  • Government Website For Immigrants: Come To America And Take Advantage Of Our Free Stuff

    11/20/2012 6:42:18 AM PST · by blam · 5 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 11-19-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Government Website For Immigrants: Come To America And Take Advantage Of Our Free Stuff By Michael Snyder November 19th, 2012 A website run by the federal government (“WelcomeToUSA.gov“) encourages new immigrants to the United States to apply for welfare benefits. This website is run by the Department of Homeland Security and it says that it “is the U.S. Government’s official web portal for new immigrants.” So your tax dollars were used to build and maintain a website that teaches immigrants how to come into this country and sponge a living off of federal welfare programs paid for by your tax...
  • Wal-Mart files legal complaint against growing protests ahead of Black Friday

    11/20/2012 6:41:05 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Fox News
    Wal-Mart is taking legal action against its organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over widespread protests at its stores across the country — as well as rallies planned for Black Friday, considered the biggest shopping day of the year. The company filed a complaint on Friday against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, claiming the labor union — one of the nation's largest — has unlawfully disrupted business by staging protests at Wal-Mart's stores and warehouses around the country over the past six months. The retail giant, which has roughly 1.3 million U.S. workers, is...
  • Now that the Election Is Over, the Washington Post Admits that the Obama Recovery Has Been Terrible

    11/20/2012 6:40:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I agree that Obama inherited a crappy economy, and I think it is silly to assert that he bears any responsibility for the severity of the 2007-2009 recession. But it is very fair to hold him responsible for what’s happened since the recession ended. I’ve cited data from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve on both employment and gross domestic product to show that Obama has presided over the weakest recovery in the post-World War II period.And I think it is fair to blame Obama for the economy’s anemic performance during that time, largely because his agenda of faux stimulus and Obamacare...