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  • The Mass Firings Begin (Stella Paul)

    11/09/2012 5:23:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 82 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | Stella Paul
    Obama was "fired up" and so were the voters, and so now, the mass firings begin. Here's a collection of today's headlines. Please say a prayer for the families who will be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring. Teco Coal officials announce layoffs Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150 Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs 600 layoffs at Groupon More layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries 130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure Stanford brake plant to lay off 75 Turbocare, Oce to lay...
  • Utah company blames President Obama for 102 workers laid off

    11/09/2012 5:16:23 AM PST · by BushyPark · 33 replies
    KSL.COM ^ | 11/8/2012 | Geoff Liesik
    EAST CARBON, Carbon County — A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners. The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election. The layoffs are necessary because of the president's "war on coal," the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney....
  • NY Times Predicts Obama will take Netanyahu to the Woodshed

    11/09/2012 5:15:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/9/2012 | Leo Rennert
    It's no secret that the New York Times detests Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- in its news columns as well as on the editorial page. So it comes as no surprise that, after President Obama's second-term victory, the Times relishes the prospect of Bibi getting his comeuppance, big-time, from the White House. In a post-election dispatch, Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren eagerly reports that Netanyahu may have risked Israel's "collective relationship with Washington" by rejecting Obama's demands for concessions to the Palestinians and by showing a preference for Mitt Romney, a long-time friend of the prime minister. "His...
  • A Victory for Creatures of the State

    11/09/2012 5:13:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Progressives won on Tuesday. I don't mean the people who voted Democrat who call themselves "progressive." Though they won, too. I mean the Progressives who've been waging a century-long effort to transform our American-style government into a European-style state. The words "government" and "state" are often used interchangeably, but they are really different things. According to the founders' vision, the people are sovereign and the government belongs to us. Under the European notion of the state, the people are creatures of the state, significant only as parts of the whole. This European version of the state can be nice....
  • School: Bus driver asks student to pick up gun from roadside(MN)

    11/09/2012 5:06:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    kare11.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | Jana Shortal
    ROBBINSDALE, Minn. -- A 7th grader at Robbinsdale Middle School was put in a very odd position Thursday morning on the way to school by a bus driver for Metropolitan Transportation Network, according to the school district. MTN contracts some bus routes with Robbinsdale schools. In a letter sent to parents Thursday afternoon Robbinsdale Middle School Principal, John Cook, said a 7th grade student was riding on bus to school Thursday morning when the driver on that route noticed something on the side of the road. The driver stopped the bus and told the student to go see what it...
  • Stocks head for third day of declines

    11/09/2012 4:57:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 9, 2012
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stock futures were lower Friday, as disappointing corporate results weighed on sentiment, setting the market up for a third straight day of declines. J.C. Penney (JCP, Fortune 500) reported a much bigger than expected loss, sending its shares tumbling more than 8% in premarket trading. The company lost 93 cents a share excluding special items, while analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were forecasting a loss of only 7 cents. Sales also fell short of forecasts. It marked the third straight quarter of bigger than forecast losses at J.C. Penney as new CEO Ron Johnson struggles...
  • Nation Freedom Rankings

    11/09/2012 4:49:39 AM PST · by Wpin · 14 replies
    Here is offered a ranking based upon freedom...and other aspects for those considering immigrating to greener pastures. After this election we can no longer say...well at least we still live in the most free nation in the world...indeed, I think in reality we will take a nosedive on any reality based ranking.
  • Government Lite or Government Big Gulp

    11/09/2012 4:44:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | John Ransom
    "I want to live for immortality, and I will accept no compromise." In the same way, if he had decided that God and immortality did not exist, he would at once have become an atheist and a socialist. For socialism is not merely the labor question, it is before all things the atheistic question, the question of the form taken by atheism to-day, the question of the tower of Babel built without God, not to mount to heaven from earth but to set up heaven on earth. - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov Reject them.Reject the people like Sean Hannity who...
  • Change of heart on selling gun magazines to children(UK)

    11/09/2012 4:41:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    thisiscornwall.co.uk ^ | 8 November, 2012 | NA
    Britain's biggest newsagent appears to be relaxing age restrictions on the sale of shooting magazines to children after pressure from countryside campaigners. A row erupted last month when it emerged WH Smith was refusing to sell shooting titles to under-14s, even though they can legally hold a shotgun licence below that age. Country sports enthusiasts responded by launching a lobbying campaign. Members of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) have been visiting stores, e-mailing the company and lobbying via social media while an online petition has attracted 12,000 signatures. The association said it now appeared that WH Smith...
  • Could Romney run in 2016, following Nixon's example? (vanity)

    11/09/2012 4:38:36 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 138 replies
    Nov 9, 2012 | Zhang Fei
    (Putting on my flak jacket). Let me say that I'm no fan of Romney's politics, but the guy ran a decent campaign, and he appeals to swing voters in a way that Santorum and Palin cannot. And let's face it - what's he going to do with the rest of his life? If there's one thing he's got, it's time and money. He can learn from his mistakes, just as Nixon learned from his, and perhaps lead the GOP to victory in 2016.
  • Holder exit would empty tank on Fast and Furious investigation

    11/09/2012 4:35:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    Attorney General Eric Holder told University of Baltimore law students he may not serve a second Obama term, CBS DC reported today. “Do I have gas left in the tank?” he asked, saying he still must talk things over with his family and the president about if he “can contribute to a second term.” Holder’s tank is not the only one running on empty. His departure would effectively strand the Congressional Fast and Furious investigation on the side of the road, along with any chance of determining his level of involvement in decision-making and subsequent stonewalling. A Republican leadership that...
  • The Election… The Election of 2014

    11/09/2012 4:33:17 AM PST · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/8/2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Stupid or not, it's still going to be the economy. WASHINGTON -- Jimmy Carter is redeemed! The grinning dunce of yesteryear, who grew into the anile doddering figure of today lecturing the civilized on all manner of statecraft, has been replaced by the saturnine gaunt prophet, Barack Obama. His sorry performance these past four years he lays to the administration of George W. Bush. The next four years will be a replay of the last four years, and an even graver crisis will confront us then with the domestic economy in a funk and foreign potentates all laughing at us....
  • Crouse Hospital announces another round of job cuts

    11/09/2012 4:31:29 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 4 replies
    9WSYR.com ^ | 11/8/2012 | Anonymous
    Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Crouse Hospital announced Thursday another round of cuts as it considers significant challenges down the road due to healthcare reform. Seventy jobs – 23 that were vacant – were cut on Thursday, including nursing, nursing support and non-nursing positions. Bob Allen, a spokesperson for the hospital, says they’re looking ahead as they expect decreases in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements. The hospital is looking at ways to contain costs on supplies, overtime, and other expenses to insure the hospital can provide service in the future. Last month, the hospital cut 23 management positions – three that were vacant...
  • Class-action lawsuit looming against city in gun-owner web snafu

    11/09/2012 4:30:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    philly.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | WILLIAM BENDER
    Philadelphia could be facing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of gun owners who say the city violated their privacy by publishing their personal information and launching an interactive web map that included clickable icons of revolvers over their homes. Attorney Joshua Prince filed a motion this week in Common Pleas Court, requesting that the suit be sealed to avoid revealing the names of his five clients - and potentially hundreds of others if the case is granted class-action status. In August, the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections introduced a revamped website, featuring a map that allowed users to view...
  • Americans face $3,500 fiscal cliff tax hit (Give the Rats what they wanted)

    11/09/2012 4:29:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 44 replies
    cnn money ^ | 10/1/2012 | By Jeanne Sahadi
    American households face an average tax increase of $3,500 if Congress doesn't act to avert the fiscal cliff, according to a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center. Overall, 88% of households would end up with higher taxes. ,,,, By contrast, households making up to $20,113 would see a $412 average increase. That may simply represent a smaller refund to those households, many of which have very little if any federal income tax liability to begin with. Households in the middle -- with total incomes between $39,790 and $64,484 -- can expect a roughly $2,000 increase.
  • Obama has won, liberals, so why are you so ANGRY?

    11/09/2012 4:28:20 AM PST · by RochesterNYconservative · 112 replies
    Vanity | Nov. 9, 2012 | Vanity
    Hey, fellow Freepers. I have to be honest. I am very disappointed and downbeat that Romney did not get elected, and I won't be a sore loser. We should just be better prepared for the war in 2014, and especially for 2016. However, I trolled on Huffington Post and Bill Maher's Facebook page, and to be truthful, I have never seen so many SORE WINNERS as the Obama people...you should be euphoric and jubilant! Why are you so angry? Your guy won! Why all the threats and anger and bitterness. Obama is in for four years and you act like...
  • Ron Paul: Election Shows U.S. 'Far Gone'

    11/09/2012 4:21:23 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-9-2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    Ron Paul: Election Shows U.S. 'Far Gone' By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times November 8, 2012, 11:56AM Rep. Ron Paul, whose maverick presidential bids shook the GOP, said in the wake of this week's elections that the country has already veered over the fiscal cliff and he sees no chance of righting ship in a country where too many people are dependent on government. "We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," the Texas Republican told Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop" program. "We cannot get enough people in Congress in the next 5-10 years who will do wise things."...
  • Gasoline rationing begins in NYC; power outages continue to stymie recovery efforts (Bush's Fault!)

    11/09/2012 4:20:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/9/2012 | ap
    A new gasoline rationing plan that lets motorists fill up every other day went into effect in New York Friday morning as a nor'easter that knocked out power anew to hundreds of thousands of customers erased some of the progress made by utility crews. Police were at gas stations to enforce the new system in New York City and on Long Island. "This is designed to let everybody have a fair chance, so the lines aren't too oppressive and that we can get through this," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. The nor'easter brought gusting winds, rain and snow on Wednesday and...
  • Christie Calls Obama to Congratulate, Emails Romney

    11/09/2012 4:19:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Benedict Arnold Christie revealed that he took the time to make a personal phone call to congratulate Barack Obama on his reelection. Christie was clear that any political chicanery was not discussed: “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said congratulations on your win last night Mr. President, he said thank you governor.” Oops. Properly italicized, that last sentence should read, “Thank you, Governor.” Christie has lashed out at Republicans, upset with his glowing words for Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, especially Mitt Romney’s staffers, saying: "When you get to the end of a...
  • Krugman Tells Obama: DON'T MAKE A DEAL

    11/09/2012 4:09:24 AM PST · by blam · 58 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-9-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Krugman Tells Obama: DON'T MAKE A DEAL Joe WeisenthalNov. 9, 2012, 4:25 AM In his brand new op-ed at the NYT, Paul Krugman makes the loudest case yet that Obama shouldn't rush into any kind of big "deal" with the GOP on averting the fiscal cliff. Liberals have been going in this direction for awhile, arguing two things: Hitting the fiscal cliff would not be a huge catastrophe right away, and the GOP has lost a lot of leverage, so there's no reason to cave to their insistence on everything. So Krugman tells Obama not to reach his hand out...