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  • Mitt Romney, Republican Minorities, are Hated By the Left

    11/09/2012 2:42:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mitt Romney is everything about this country Obama despises. Everything. He's too normal. He's too rich. He violates the Obama way to get things done, sort of like Clarence Thomas is despised by the Reverend Jackson and Al Sharpton. You know why? Because Clarence Thomas has become the most powerful in his position, he is the most eminently qualified for what he does, and he got there without going through the traditional prescriptions said to be necessary for African-Americans by the civil rights coalition. He didn't need them. He got there on his own. That can't be...
  • Find a Regulatory Agenda and List of an Agency's Agenda

    11/09/2012 2:41:03 PM PST · by mdittmar · 1 replies
    Regulations.gov ^ | 11/9/12 | Regulations.gov
    Find a Regulatory Agenda and List of an Agency's Agenda Entries Twice a year in the Spring and Fall, each agency publishes a Regulatory Agenda. On this page, you can find information about regulations that each agency plans to issue or has recently completed. Read FAQs about the Regulatory Agenda
  • Paulie Shore Tells Soledad: Republicans Are ‘Too Far To The White’ (moronic barf alert)

    11/09/2012 2:40:34 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    Dark Politricks ^ | 4 hours ago
    Appearing on CNN Friday morning, comedian Pauly Shore told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he believes the Republican Party lost the 2012 presidential election because it has gone “too far to the white,” echoing a theme that many Republican pundits have voiced as well in recent days. “If you look at the Mitt Romney audience, they’re all white people,” he said. Shore’s visit was prompted by the launch of his new nation-wide comedy tour promoting $5 downloadable show he created called “Pauly~tics,” in which he interviews and attempts to humanize national political figures. “When you went around for your special to...
  • Corning considering local job cuts

    11/09/2012 2:35:06 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies
    WECT-TV ^ | 11/9/12
    WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Corning is cutting up to 4% of its salaried workforce worldwide and the plant in Wilmington is currently considering how much impact it will have here locally. WECT.com reached out to the company's corporate communications after getting a call that layoffs were mentioned Friday at the plant in Wilmington. A spokesperson said a plan to reduce costs and restructuring will continue into 2013. Those actions include a layoff of about 500 salaried people companywide and adjusting the hourly workforce. The company would only say that Wilmington leaders are "evaluating the situation to determine the level of...
  • Boehner: Obamacare is 'Law of the Land'

    11/09/2012 2:34:21 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 29 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, 08 Nov 2012 | Todd Beamon
    House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that Obamacare was “the law of the land” – apparently conceding that GOP efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law have ended. Boehner, the nation’s top elected Republican, hinted in an interview with ABC News that Congress would not undertake efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “The election changes that,” Boehner responded to a question about whether Congress would undertake repeal efforts next year. “It's pretty clear that the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land. Alert: Do you support Obamacare? Tell us what you...
  • America's jobs gap: 9 million (And climbing now)

    11/09/2012 2:33:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 9,2012 | Tami Luhby
    America has added 5 million jobs since February 2010, when employment hit its Great Recession low. But the nation still needs to add another 9 million jobs just to get back to pre-recession unemployment levels, according to data crunched by the Economic Policy Institute. While that is a pretty big number, the jobs gap is starting to shrink as the economy picks up steam. A year ago, the deficit was 10.3 million jobs. And in September 2010, it was 11.3 million. "We've reduced the gap, but it's still massive," said Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute....
  • Aetna mulls layoffs to prepare for fiscal cliff

    11/09/2012 2:27:31 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache
    Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said his company is preparing for a potential "fiscal cliff" by entering contingency mode and considering either a hiring freeze or laying off some employees. If the country does go off the so-called fiscal cliff, which refers to a perfect storm of upcoming tax increases and spending cuts, Bertolini predicted unemployment and healthcare cost trends each will increase one percentage point, CNBC reported. "It's a bit like, you know, the 15th century castle gates closing during The Plague, if you think about it," Bertolini said on CNBC's Squawk Box, according to the Hartford Courant. "We're going...
  • Town considers layoffs, closing transfer station

    11/09/2012 2:24:14 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 5 replies
    The town did some slicing and dicing last week, reducing the tax levy increase by half to 4.4 percent on an $11.2 million budget proposal, and offering more possible cuts that would get it under the two percent tax cap. Supervisor Kelly Myers put $394,000 in cuts on the table last week. Of those cuts, the board would need to select $225,000 to get the tax increase under two percent. Implementing all the cuts would bring the tax levy increase to around zero percent. The biggest cut on the table is closing the town’s transfer station, which has been losing...
  • New Pentagon timeline reveals military arrived in Libya 14 hours after attack ended

    11/09/2012 2:23:26 PM PST · by throwback · 35 replies
    AP/FOXNEWS.COM ^ | November 09, 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON – New Pentagon details show that the first U.S. military unit arrived in Libya more than 14 hours after the attack on the consulate in Benghazi was over and four Americans, including the ambassador, were dead. A Defense Department timeline obtained by The Associated Press underscores how far the military response lagged behind the Sept. 11 attack, due largely to the long distances the commando teams had to travel to get to Libya. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his top military adviser were notified of the attack about 50 minutes after it began and were about to head into...
  • TRR: Allen West Seeks Recount Amid Growing Vote Count Scandal

    11/09/2012 2:20:30 PM PST · by Red Steel · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2012, 01:32PM | James S. Robbins
    The race for Florida’s 18th Congressional district has taken an ugly turn, with charges of incompetence, illegal activity and possible fraud on the part of local election officials. Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy has declared victory with an apparent 160,328 votes to West's 157,872. However, serious questions arose immediately about the integrity of the vote count, especially in St. Lucie County. On election night incumbent Republican Allen West had maintained a district-wide lead of nearly 2000 votes until the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections inexplicably “recounted” thousands of early ballots, resulting in 4,400 vote shift -snip- A physical barrier had...
  • Local businesses announce closing, layoffs (55 Laid Off Today)

    11/09/2012 2:19:34 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 7 replies
    The economy has taken a toll on two long-established family businesses in Luzerne County. Bartikowsky Jewelers, a landmark business in downtown Wilkes-Barre for 125 years, will close its doors in January and is starting a "going out of business" sale on Tuesday, owners Lynn and Mac Ahmad said today. Twenty-five people will lose their jobs and many of them have been employed by the business for decades, they said. Penn Refrigeration in Hanover Township, which has been in business for 68 years, is laying off about 30 employees as of 3:30 p.m. today, co-owner Al Finarelli Jr. said today. He...
  • TECO layoffs affect 90 in E. Ky.

    11/09/2012 2:17:15 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 4 replies
    HAZARD — Officials with TECO Coal Corporation on Friday announced the layoffs of around 90 people from several different mines across the region. Perry County Coal, a subsidiary of TECO, will be losing around six employees from support and administrative staff, but no coal miners. Back at the first of the year TECO announced the company would layoff 13 percent of their workforce at Perry County Coal due to the economic downturn in the coal industry. This translated to around 85 people, most of whom were coal miners. Paul Matney, personnel director for TECO, said that while around two-thirds of...
  • Pilot cited for flying too close to elk herd

    11/09/2012 2:07:39 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 13 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | 11/9/12 | Dennis Webb
    An Arizona medical pilot has been cited for harassing wildlife for flying a helicopter just above an elk herd after dropping off a patient at a hospital in Grand Junction. Owen Park, 35, of Page, was assessed 10 penalty points against his hunting and fishing privileges and fined $200, which he has paid, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release issued Thursday. The agency said the incident happened Sept. 23 in a canyon near the headwaters of Granite Creek, southwest of Grand Junction. It said Park, a pilot for Classic Lifeguard Air Medical in Page, was returning there...
  • [South Texas:]Vela: Border Security a Priority

    BROWNSVILLE - The Rio Grande Valley's newest congressman is vowing to make the Obama administration aware of the security problems plaguing the region. Filemon Vela Jr. on Tuesday was elected to the newly created 34th Congressional District. He said the border region has changed and Washington needs to get that message. "We used to go eat (in Mexico) - once, maybe twice a week. We used to take people to shop ... people would come in from out of town. It was a very fun thing to do," he said at the B&M International Bridge in Brownsville. "That's a part...
  • US Goes Left, NC Goes Right (home of the RAT convention)

    11/09/2012 1:55:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 11/08/12 | John Hammer
    US Goes Left, NC Goes Rightby John Hammer Editor November 08, 2012 North Carolina and Guilford County took a sharp right turn while the nation continued on a leftward course on Tuesday, Nov. 6, with the reelection of President Barack Hussein Obama. **SNIP** North Carolina went the other way. The state elected Republican Pat McCrory governor, Republican Dan Forest as lieutenant governor, solid Republican majorities in both the North Carolina state House and state Senate, and preserved the Republican majority on the nominally nonpartisan state Supreme Court. So Republicans will control all three branches of state government.
  • Right Needs Expansion, Not Dismemberment

    11/09/2012 1:48:46 PM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 20 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Political losses are interesting to watch. Generally speaking, the left and the right handle them differently. Too often, the tendency of the right is to talk about how certain groups are holding the rest down. Primarily the debate is between those who favor social conservatism and those who favor economic conservatism. Each group insists that its approach is the correct one to get back to a ruling majority vote. There certainly are quite a few larger problems facing the conservative movement. Right now, particularly among Hispanic, black, and Asian voters, the conservative side has a number of trends that do...
  • KPOJ Portland To Drop Liberal Talk For Sports

    11/09/2012 1:44:44 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 11/9/12 | Lance Venta
    Clear Channel Liberal Talk 620 KPOJ Portland will flip to Sports “Fox Sports 620“. KPOJ garnered a 1.0 share in the October ratings, up from a 0.8 in September. It will join a Portland Sports battle that includes Alpha Broadcasting’s “750 The Game” KXTG and Entercom’s “1080 The Fan” KFXX. 620 will remain the co-flagship of Oregon State University play-by-play along with sister Talk 1190/102.3 KEX. Willamette Week has more details including a statement from KPOJ morning host Carl Wolfson.
  • Hayworth concedes defeat to Maloney

    11/09/2012 1:43:31 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 7 replies
    Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (NY-R) has conceded defeat to Sean Patrick Maloney. ...
  • Obama Dog & Pony Show on the Fiscal Cliff

    11/09/2012 1:23:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yes, yes, I know Obama's got a dog and pony show going, and we're rolling on it. I wasn't gonna JIP this because I don't know what it is. He's addressing the fiscal cliff but I can tell you it's a campaign appearance, because there's a crowd of people on risers behind him, and they apparently represent every faction of America. Yeah, middle class wallpaper, you have a rabbi, you have a priest, you have a pregnant woman, a single woman, a married woman, you probably got a couple gay people in there, got some blacks. I...
  • COULD THIS BE WHAT HAPPENED IN WISCONSIN POLLING PLACES? ACCOUNT OF SUSPECTED WI VOTER FRAUD

    11/09/2012 1:23:14 PM PST · by Passionate Pachyderms · 127 replies
    COULD THIS BE WHAT HAPPENED IN WISCONSIN POLLING PLACES?>>READ THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT, AND WATCH uncovered hearing video about how it may have been achieved.