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  • Edmund Muskie (history lesson and cultural note)

    11/09/2012 7:41:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 8 replies
    Younger FReepers may not know of this event: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Muskie Presidential candidate knocked out of the race for crying in public. A man crying in public was unacceptable during that time. He was deemed weak and mentally unstable. Obama's crying is now celebrated.
  • Alert: Immigration sellout underway? (Boehner, Cantor, GOP-e ready to cave?)

    11/09/2012 7:37:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2012 | Mickey Kaus
    Alert! The entire GOP elite seems to be trying to sell out en masse on immigration. Not only Boehner, but Cantor. And Hannity  (who works for pro-amnesty world citizen Rupert Murdoch). Even Krauthammer. …Maybe these people are convinced the larger GOP project can be saved simply by caving on just this one issue...[Snip]. But by then there will be another wave of new, instinctively Democratic illegal immigrants (lured by the Boehner Amnesty) for Dems to appeal to. [Snip] The larger point is that “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”–which is supposed to be a simultaneous combination of an amnesty plus enforcement measures–is a terrible idea. It’s...
  • 7 Navy SEALs punished for consulting on 'Medal of Honor' game

    11/09/2012 7:35:56 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said. The seven received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months after a Navy investigation found they had served as paid consultants to the designers of “Medal of Honor Warfighter,” one official said.
  • Frum: Republicans 'Fleeced, Exploited And Lied To' By 'Conservative Entertainment Complex'

    11/09/2012 7:29:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    David Frum blames the media for Mitt Romney's loss. Not the liberal media, of course--we are talking David Frum, after all. No, Frum blames the conservative media, or as he calls it, "the conservative entertainment complex." Frum touted his upside-down take on the media during a Morning Joe appearance today while promoting his instant e-book, "Why Romney Lost." Joe Scarborough liked the line so much he asked Frum to repeat it. Frum refused to name names, saying he does so in his book, but there's little doubt whom he was targeting. View the video here.
  • Wallace: Nepalitano may replace Holder as AG

    11/09/2012 7:26:23 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Fox News Live | 11/9/12
    Chris Wallace on Fox. Obama is doubling-down. The nightmare intensifies.
  • John Boehner Should Just Get Out Of Obama's Way

    11/09/2012 7:24:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Based on the dismal state of the union and after four years of doing exactly what Rush Limbaugh said he hoped that he would do, by any thinking person's standards President Barack Obama has indeed "failed." Yet, despite the catastrophe, on Election Day the American people inexplicably invited the President to spend the next four years beating the dead horse that he killed during his first term. The next day, after being MIA for months, Speaker of the House John Boehner crawled out of the tanning bed long enough to publicly assure the President that House Republicans plan to work...
  • US explores treaty to nail American tax defaulters in India

    11/09/2012 7:23:59 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    NDTV ^ | NDTV
    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US, on Wednesday, said it is working on an inter-government engagement with India and other countries to check non-compliance by American taxpayers using foreign bank accounts in their jurisdictions. Through these engagements with more than 50 countries, the US is looking to implement information reporting and withholding tax provisions, commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Enacted in 2010, FATCA aims at checking non-compliance by US taxpayers using foreign accounts. It requires foreign financial institutions to report to the US tax department information about accounts held by US taxpayers, or by foreign entities in...
  • Did mishandling of the military ballots cost Romney the election?

    11/09/2012 7:21:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Duffleblog says that the tardy delivery of the ballots caused them to be returned too late to be counted but these hundreds of thousands of ballots seem preliminarily to have been enough to hand Romney the election. Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.Officials say the ballots were delivered late due to problems within the military mail system. Tracking invoices show the ballots...
  • Gushing Obama breaks down in tears while thanking campaign staff (Mega barf ball alert!)

    11/09/2012 7:18:12 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11/08/12 | Meghan Keneally
    President Barack Obama got so emotional while thanking his campaign staffers in their Chicago headquarters that he began crying. The normally stoic Democrat had to repeatedly wipe away tears during the five-and-a-half minute talk that was caught on video and posted to YouTube. 'I'm really proud of all of you,' he said.
  • The high road led straight to defeat for Romney

    11/09/2012 7:18:04 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 28 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/9/2012 | Diana West
    If Election Day is about picking winners, the morning after is for post-mortems. That's when we slice open the losing campaigns, set aside the hundreds of millions of dollars that gush out, and pick apart the cause of death. Why did the Romney campaign fail? Maybe the country is now GOP-proof. That is, maybe a Constitution-guided, free-market, limited-government candidate no longer can "appeal" to the majority of the electorate. It could be that the death knell rang early this year once 67.3 million of us, or one in five Americans, had come to depend on federal assistance, formerly known as...
  • Awkward first press conference for senator-elect Warren

    11/09/2012 7:17:46 AM PST · by jakerobins · 23 replies
    A jittery U.S. senator-elect Elizabeth Warren gave one-sentence answers, ducked questions and even passed one on to Gov. Deval Patrick in an awkward first press conference since the election. Warren spoke for a total of less than four minutes during the 11-minute press conference — the rest was taken up by Patrick and reporters’ questions After being asked her first question — how she’d protect defense spending — Warren was silent as she turned to Patrick. “Defense spending is you,” Patrick prodded Warren.
  • Changing the method of awarding electoral votes in swing states

    11/09/2012 7:17:46 AM PST · by zaker99 · 50 replies
    slate.com ^ | 9/13/2011 | David Weigel
    Laura Olson reports on the happenings in Harrisburg, where Republicans now control all of the branches of government: Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi is trying to gather support to change the state's "winner-takes-all" approach for awarding electoral votes. Instead, he's suggesting that Pennsylvania dole them out based on which candidate wins each of the 18 congressional districts, with the final two going to the contender with the most votes statewide. In other reports, Pileggi sounds awfully sanguine about the effect this would have on PA as a swing state. Why even bring that up? Pennsylvania is typically a closely-divided state,...
  • Becoming European. The Founders’ vision of the people as sovereign lost on Tuesday.

    11/09/2012 7:12:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/09/2012 | 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....
  • Obamacare Is Still Vulnerable. Now is not the time to go wobbly.

    11/09/2012 7:10:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/09/2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    President Obama has won reelection, and his administration has asked state officials to decide by Friday, November 16, whether their state will create one of Obamacare’s health-insurance “exchanges.” States also have to decide whether to implement the law’s massive expansion of Medicaid. The correct answer to both questions remains a resounding no. State-created exchanges mean higher taxes, fewer jobs, and less protection of religious freedom. States are better off defaulting to a federal exchange. The Medicaid expansion is likewise too costly and risky a proposition. Republican Governors Association chairman Bob McDonnell (R.,Va.) agrees, and has announced that Virginia will implement...
  • US is Set to Restage the Greek Tragedy

    11/09/2012 7:06:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 11/09/2012 | David Böcking
    The US has more in common with heavily indebted southern European countries than it might like to admit. And if the country doesn't reach agreement on deficit reduction measures soon, the similarities could become impossible to ignore. The fiscal cliff looms in the near future, and its not just the US that is under threat.The US has finally voted and the dark visions of America's future broadcast on television screens across the country -- and most intensively in battleground states -- have come to an end. Supporters of both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had developed doomsday scenarios for what...
  • Cornell Sees Second Lowest Endowment Returns Among Ivy Schools

    11/09/2012 7:06:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    ©2012 THE CORNELL DAILY SUN. ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2012 | BY AKANE OTANI
    After seeing two consecutive years of double-digit growth, Cornell’s endowment return took a nosedive in the 2011-12 fiscal year, just breaking even with a 0.14 percent gain, the University reported Wednesday.... In explaining its financial performance, the University has cited turbulence in the economy: slowing growth in China, financial crisis in Europe and an impending “fiscal cliff” in the U.S. “While traditional measures of volatility are at historically low levels, it would be an error in judgment to think that all is well and there is nowhere to go but up,” [Chief Investment Officer A.J. Edwards] said at the end...
  • Chuck Schumer optimistic about ‘cliff’ deal (Schumer predicts a Boehner cave)

    11/09/2012 7:05:00 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    politico ^ | 11/9/2012 | By KEVIN CIRILLI
    New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday he was optimistic that Congress will reach a compromise on the fiscal cliff and added that he believes House Speaker John Boehner is indicating he’s open to a deal. “The House wants to — Boehner [a Republican] wants to compromise. You know, Boehner’s not a hard-right guy, but he’s a mainstream conservative,” Schumer, a Democrat, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show. He said that the 2010 elections resulting in a Republican House majority, together with Tuesday’s election boosting the Senate Democratic Senate majority illustrate how a compromise is reached.
  • Turn Out Proves Mitt Really DID Scorch the Earth (FEB ARTICLE ON $$$)

    11/09/2012 7:04:01 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-9-2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    .....No, the real story is that three states held votes and nobody came. Almost nobody, that is. Consider that the total turnout for Missouri, Colorado, and Minnesota combined was barely over half of the turnout of South Carolina alone and -- worse yet -- barely over half the turnout for the same three states in 2008. Thus, after South Carolina's record-setting primary turnout, the Republican Party has now seen a total of five events in a row where turnout was down compared to 2008. This includes the three events from this week along with Nevada and Florida. Yes, something has...
  • Wall St.’s post-election case of the willies

    11/09/2012 7:01:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/09/2012 | Charles Gasparino
    The Wall Street crowd here in New York isn’t buying all the happy talk from Washington pols about how they’re ready to compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” What gives them pause? Take a really close look at Tuesday’s election results. For the markets, President Obama’s victory and the outcome of the House and Senate races represent a worst-case scenario: a deeply divided government with both sides claiming that neither has a mandate. With that, gridlock — and the fiscal-cliff scenario of economically crippling tax increases and budget cuts — is not just possible but likely. At least that’s what...
  • Grand Haven couple with hanging lawn chairs gets an unwelcomed Election night surprise

    11/09/2012 6:50:54 AM PST · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    mlive.com ^ | November 07, 2012 | Kyle Moroney
    GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP -- The Grand Haven Township couple who came under scrutiny about a month before the presidential election for hanging empty chairs in their front yard discovered an unwelcomed addition to their display of political signs, American flags and empty chairs this morning. Ken and Judy David, who live across from an elementary school on Comstock Street, found a white outdoor chair marked with “4 more years,” “racist pig” and other profanities at the end of their driveway the morning after the election. The chair’s back, right leg was nailed to the David’s driveway, as the other back...
  • Victory without Triumph: Tough Road Ahead for Obama after Lackluster Win

    11/09/2012 6:50:43 AM PST · by islamisasataniclie · 16 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 11/07/2012 | Gregor Peter Schmitz
    Barack Obama may have won the election, but it is a victory devoid of triumph. Obama ran a lackluster election campaign, one distinguished more by harsh attacks on his opponent Mitt Romney than by pride in his own accomplishments. Just how narrow the victory was can be seen in the popular vote count. While the incumbent easily defeated his challenger in the Electoral College, he only managed to eke out a razor thin majority of total votes cast. Republican candidate Romney proved instead to be an opponent who will quickly be forgotten by history -- an inept, even awkward politician.
  • Discovery lifts the veil on super-secret ‘Amish Mafia’

    11/09/2012 6:49:02 AM PST · by jakerobins · 15 replies
    He’s the Tony Soprano of the horse-and-buggy set. His name is Lebanon Levi, and he’s the chief enforcer and focal point of “Amish Mafia,” a new docu-series premiering next month on Discovery. The series, which follows on the heels of sister network TLC’s top-rated (and extremely controversial) “Breaking Amish,” centers around tough-guy Levi and his henchmen Alvin, Jolin and John — who quietly enforce justice and protect the Amish community in Lancaster, Pa., while church elders look the other way and no one asks questions.
  • J.C. Penney Same-Store Sales Plummet 26.1% [Pro-Sodomy Marketing Not Working?]

    11/09/2012 6:42:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/9/12
    J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP) reported a sharper-than-expected decline in quarterly sales at stores open at least a year as shoppers continued to snub the retailer after it got rid of most coupons and sales earlier this year. The company, which is in the early stages of a multiyear turnaround, said on Friday that same-store sales had fallen 26.1 percent, while analysts had expected a decrease of 17.9 percent. Shares of the department store chain dropped 7 percent to $20.18 in premarket trading. Penney has eliminated most coupons and sales events and plans to transform about 700 of its 1,100...
  • 2016 election: Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush?

    11/09/2012 6:40:20 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov 9 2012 | Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman
    American politics may be headed back to the future. Four years after the country elected a 40-something African-American newcomer named Barack to the presidency, a more familiar political order is poised to reassert itself: the House of Clinton representing Democrats and the House of Bush atop the GOP. The restoration of either is no sure thing, but what’s certain is that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush loom the largest over their respective parties as the long road toward 2016 begins. Any other would-be presidential candidate will first take a long look toward Chappaqua and Miami before moving forward.
  • George P. Bush, nephew of the former president, reportedly takes first step toward political office

    11/09/2012 6:36:42 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Nov 9 2012 | AP
    It turns out the calls for a stronger Hispanic voice in the GOP — more urgent than ever after Barack Obama’s massive support among the demographic Tuesday — were heard loud and clear in North Texas. George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush, has taken his first step toward running for office by filing an “appointment of a campaign treasurer” with the Texas Ethics Commission, according to The New Republic.
  • Former CMU trustee pleads not guilty to laundering drug cartel money

    11/09/2012 6:36:22 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    Tribune Review & AP ^ | November 8 | debra Erdley
    A former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty on Thursday to conspiring to launder $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel during a federal court hearing in El Paso. ... The university named a graduate fellowship for Hispanic students in public policy for Delgado and pledged $250,000 in matching funds to it after Delgado gave CMU $250,000 in 2003.
  • Romney Received 170,000 More Bible Belt Votes (raw totals counted so far) than McCain (Vanity)

    11/09/2012 6:30:28 AM PST · by Strategerist · 22 replies
    November 9, 2012 | Strategerist
    Simply based on CNN raw totals counted so far (no projection for votes not counted) Romney has 18,573,603 votes from Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tenessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. McCain had 18,402,511 in those states. By the way, in 2004 Bush had 17,746,072 votes in those states. Obviously there is no official definition of "Bible Belt" and PARTS of many other states would fit (Virginia, Colorado Springs, southern Indiana, etc.), and PARTS of the states I included as "Bible Belt" are definitely not full of Evangelicals. Obviously the voting age population has grown over...
  • One Big Failure

    11/09/2012 6:28:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest of these: It Might Have Been." --John Greenleaf WhittierThe pundit world will now eviscerate Mitt Romney, a man who, had he garnered just a few hundred thousand more votes in a few key districts, would have been hailed as political genius. Instead, his every fault will be examined, his mistakes magnified and his defeat decreed to be, in retrospect, inevitable. Romney was not my first choice. I had been hoping for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. But in the course of the long campaign, I had come to admire Romney immensely....
  • A time for courage, and action

    11/09/2012 6:26:51 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/9/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    Mitt Romney wasn't a bad candidate. He ran a fairly strong race. He made a few errors. And he made many good moves. Certainly he was adequate. And he was probably the strongest Republican candidate among the primary field of contenders. That is, he was the best man available to run against Barack Obama. And he did a pretty good job. Obama on the other hand, was a horrible candidate. He was mean and vindictive. He was contemptuous and superficial. He ran on irrelevancies like abortion and a fictitious Republican war against women. He didn't give his supporters any reason...
  • Mile High mystery: UFO sightings in sky over Denver(video at link)

    11/09/2012 6:21:43 AM PST · by AmonAmarth · 36 replies
    FOX 31 DENVER ^ | November 8, 2012 | Heidi Hemmat
    DENVER – It’s a mile high mystery in the skies over Denver. Strange objects caught on camera flying over the city and nobody can explain it. We first learned about these sightings when a metro area man, who does not want to be identified brought us his home video. He captured the images on his digital camera from a hilltop in Federal Heights looking south toward downtown Denver. He said, “The flying objects appear around noon or 1:00 p.m. at least a couple of times a week.” The strangest part is they are flying too fast to see with the...
  • UK to end financial aid to India

    11/09/2012 6:13:17 AM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies
    bbc ^ | 9 nov 2012 | Justine Greening
    The UK is to end financial aid to India by 2015, international development secretary Justine Greening said.Support will be phased out between now and 2015, saving about £200m ($319m), and the UK's focus will then shift to offering technical assistance. Ms Greening said the move, which will be popular with Tory MPs, reflected India's economic progress and status. Giving his reaction, India's foreign minister Salman Khurshid said: "Aid is the past and trade is the future." Until last year, when it was overtaken by Ethiopia, India was the biggest recipient of bilateral aid from the UK, receiving an average of...
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    11/09/2012 6:04:21 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-9-2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    The story of the 2012 election is that voters still blame Republicans for systemic problems caused by liberalism, and yet they credit Obama for victories brought about by applied conservatism. Now how does this happen? The answer is both a short story and part of a longer festering narrative. Consider: during the Republican primary season, half of Mitt Romney's consultants told him to call Newt Gingrich the devil. The other half told him to merely to claim that the devil worshiped Gingrich. Then these same sorcerers all told Mitt to call Barack Obama "a nice guy." Well, gee, what could...
  • FreeRepublic's response to this missive...

    11/09/2012 6:03:20 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 54 replies
    Nov 8, 2012
    The following is making rounds on Facebook and other social media outlets. While I have my own responses to much of its content, i would like to know the responses you would give. --------------- REPOST: A white man asked his black friend Are you going to vote for BARACK OBAMA just because he's black? The black man responded by saying "why not?" In this country men are pulled over by police because they are BLACK, passed over promotion just because they are BLACK; considered to be criminals just because they are BLACK; Thousands of white voters are not voting for...
  • Time for Introspection, but Not Surrender

    11/09/2012 5:57:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney's presidential quest? Or is there some other explanation for the nation's re-election of a president with the worst record in decades? I received an email from a brilliant conservative friend who wonders whether Republicans can ever win another election and thus whether the nation is forever lost. I ran into a college student at church the Sunday before the election, and despite his strong conservatism and high intelligence, he admitted confusion about the candidates' respective positions after the presidential debates. My first reaction after the election verdict was...
  • Financially responsible Immigration Policy

    11/09/2012 5:53:23 AM PST · by Mustangman · 5 replies
    11/8/2012 | Mustangman
    Financially responsible immigration
  • Christie calls Obama to congratulate him, sends Romney an e-mail

    11/09/2012 5:50:14 AM PST · by chessplayer · 9 replies
    I don’t know, guys. I just don’t know. “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said, `Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, `Thank you,”’ Christie told reporters today at a National Guard Armory in Franklin Township… Asked if he’s spoken to Romney since his loss, Christie said: “No; we exchanged e-mails last night,” Christie said. “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.” One of Romney’s biggest fundraisers told WaPo (anonymously), “A lot of people feel like Christie hurt, that we definitely lost four or five points between the storm and Chris Christie giving Obama...
  • Obama Administration Partners With the UN to Attack the Second Amendment

    11/09/2012 5:47:42 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Not shockingly, immediately after President Obama was reelected for a second term, his administration reinforced its support for the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty [ATT], also known as the "Small Arms Treaty." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been expressing full support of the treaty on behalf of the United States for years now while for political reasons, President Obama sat back. Now, the entire administration will be out front in support of ratifying it. Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee's call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty...
  • Victory Only Comes Through the Cross

    11/09/2012 5:43:15 AM PST · by mgist · 9 replies
    http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=38574 ^ | 11/7/12 | -Tom Hoopes, for CatholicVote.org
    Dear Friend of CV, It is providential that this Election Year is the Year of Faith. An election like this one can cause a great deal of discouragement. The results were practically a worse-case scenario for the most fundamental building blocks of society: The right to life, religious liberty and the family. But don’t forget that Jesus Christ has only one modus operandi: The cross. His story starts with his birth into the life of a refugee one step ahead of a murderous king. It ends with him being dragged away from his fleeing apostles and crucified. After that came...
  • AP Won't Print Name of Sex Harassment Accuser of Waffle House CEO -- But Prints CEO's Romney

    11/09/2012 5:25:28 AM PST · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    On Thursday night, the Associated Press unveiled a bizarre new standard of disclosure and non-disclosure in sexual harassment allegations. In a story on a sexual harassment complaint against Joseph Rogers, the CEO of Waffle House, AP reporter Kate Brumback would not name the accuser, since "The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual harassment." But it does somehow find it relevant and worth disclosing the unrelated information that the alleged sexual harasser made donations to Mitt Romney in 2011 and 2012:
  • 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...