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  • [Canadian conservative advice to GOP] Faith, family and free enterprise [and Latinos]

    11/10/2012 10:09:27 AM PST · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 23 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Tasha Kheiriddin
    Republicans need to make Hispanics identify with their party based on common values. [...] And there is common ground on the issue of family and several social conservative values. According to the Pew Research Center, while more Hispanic voters describe their values as “liberal” than the general public, they are more socially conservative on abortion and religious observance than the overall population. For even greater self-identification, a high-profile Hispanic candidate on the presidential ticket next time around wouldn’t hurt either. As columnist George Will put it, the real winner in 2012 may be the Republican senator from Florida, Cuban-American Marco...
  • Maybe voters didn’t know their lives really did depend on the outcome

    11/10/2012 10:03:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/9/2012 | Doug Book
    Many have called the 2012 election the most important in their lifetime. But in citing the economy, unemployment, foreign affairs, gas prices, healthcare and the burgeoning corruption of the American judiciary, political pundits may have universally ignored the real threat to the American public and the reason it was imperative to remove the Obama Regime from power. It happened back in March. Republican representative Tom Graves of Georgia asked FBI Director Robert Mueller whether the Administration’s “…policy of extra-judicial killings of American citizens abroad could also apply in the United States.” Incredibly, Mueller responded “I have to go back. Uh,...
  • Israeli tank shells kill at least 4, wound 25 in Gaza

    11/10/2012 9:56:40 AM PST · by granada · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Israeli tank shells killed at least four Palestinians and wounded 25 in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after an apparent attack on an Israeli army patrol in the border area, Palestinian medics and local witnesses said. The casualty toll was one of the highest in a single incident in Gaza in recent months. Residents said a crowded mourning tent in the Shijaia neighborhood near Gaza City was full of people paying respects to a bereaved family man when a shell struck. Ambulances, private vehicles and motorbikes rushed the wounded to hospital, eyewitnesses said. Among those killed was an 18-year-old man.
  • ***Conservative Replies to Liberal Lies***

    11/10/2012 9:53:49 AM PST · by The Wizard · 5 replies
    stardate: 1211.10
    Accepting that when the counting of the votes is compromised no one can beat the thief, and to have real elections in the future the GOP will have to take greater care in the tabulation of votes, (or no size turn out will be able to win) here are the replies to the lies that were never presented, and would have delivered even more votes to the GOP: 1. The 1% lie: Those in the 1% are the winners in life, the ones we all want to be, the ones people come from all over the world to have a...
  • Here's The Real Reason Nate Silver's Perfect Election Call Was Such An Awesome Breakthrough

    11/10/2012 9:49:38 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Obama was handily favored every single day of the race. The closest thing to a game changer (by far) was the early disastrous debate in early Ocrober. But at no point, did Romney's odds of winning hit 50%. And by the middle of October, Obama was back on the re-ascent. Sandy didn't change anything. The 47% tape didn't change anything. Benghazi didn't change anything. Paul Ryan's selection didn't change anything, and so forth. Romney didn't lose because of a glitch in his election day Get Out The Vote app, which is something a lot of folks are talking about right...
  • Madison (WI) to require IDs for bus riders with passes

    11/10/2012 9:43:06 AM PST · by UB355 · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/10/2012 | Associated Press
    University of Wisconsin students and employees have unlimited ride passes. There are concerns the bus passes are being used fraudulently. So, beginning Monday, an employment or school photo ID will be required. UW-Madison employee and student bus passes are non-transferable. So, if the users don't have their IDs, the passes will be confiscated and a 1-day pass will be offered.
  • Assange in festival documentary on media ownership

    11/10/2012 9:38:06 AM PST · by mgist · 1 replies
    Canberra Times ^ | 11/10/12 | Julian Strachan
    A provocative documentary about media ownership in the US, featuring input from Julian Assange, will have its Australian premiere today at the Canberra International Film Festival. Director and producer Jean-Philippe Tremblay, who spoke to The Canberra Times from Cuba on Friday, said the film aimed to raise questions about media ownership in every democratic country, but focused on stories from the US media landscape. ''We have really focused on the media monopolies held by five media conglomerates - News Corp, Time-Warner, Disney, Viacom and General Electric - and they dominate most of the media in the US and a lot...
  • Assange in festival documentary on media ownership

    11/10/2012 9:38:04 AM PST · by mgist
    Canberra Times ^ | 11/10/12 | Julian Strachan
    A provocative documentary about media ownership in the US, featuring input from Julian Assange, will have its Australian premiere today at the Canberra International Film Festival. Director and producer Jean-Philippe Tremblay, who spoke to The Canberra Times from Cuba on Friday, said the film aimed to raise questions about media ownership in every democratic country, but focused on stories from the US media landscape. ''We have really focused on the media monopolies held by five media conglomerates - News Corp, Time-Warner, Disney, Viacom and General Electric - and they dominate most of the media in the US and a lot...
  • Earthquake!

    11/10/2012 9:30:48 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 116 replies
    Freerepublic freeper
    Just had a rather strong and lengthy earthquake here in East Tennessee. The event started with a sudden shake, then a pause, then a lengthy quake of significant magnitude, I would estimate to be in the range of 3 to 4. Is this event connected to shaking in other areas? How is that mountain side in the Azores(?) which is capable of sending a massive tsunami toward the East Coast fairing? Ant word from other freepers out there?
  • WashPost Gossips Coo: 'Four More Years!' for 'Style Superstar' Michelle Obama

    11/10/2012 9:22:16 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    The Washington Post did a terrible job if it was attempting to hide its joy over Four More Years for their superstars the Obamas. "The Reliable Source" gossip column on Thursday repeated its usual pitter-patter love for "style superstar" Michelle and her stylist Meredith Koop: "Four more years! . . . of exquisitely coordinated Obama family fashion. The president’s first term made a style superstar out of Michelle Obama, but have you noticed? The entire first family has a way of turning out in the same palette almost every time they’re photographed. It’s a subtle color-coordination that manages not to...
  • Russia's Putin Invites Obama to Moscow

    11/10/2012 9:20:48 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    voa ^ | November 9, 2012 | James Brooke
    U.S. President Barack Obama (silhouetted in car window) and his family return after his re-election, to the White House in Washington, November 7, 2012. MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama to visit Moscow next year.​​Mr. Putin’s outstretched hand contrasts to the cold shoulder offered President Obama four years ago, at the time of the American’s first election. At that time, Europe was swept with Obama-mania. But the Kremlin responded to Barack Obama’s election by announcing that Russia would install missiles in Kaliningrad, Russia’s westernmost territory. Alexander Romanovich, a Duma deputy who is...
  • Biden: 'We've got to get this economy working' before considering 2016

    11/10/2012 9:09:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Biden: 'We've got to get this economy working' before considering 2016 By Justin Sink - 11/09/12 05:26 PM ET Vice President Biden said Friday that his focus was on helping President Obama to improve the economy, not the potential 2016 run he hinted at on the campaign trail earlier this month. “There’s plenty of time to think about 2016,” Biden told the Wilmington News-Journal. “We’ve got to get this economy working. If three years from now the economy is not working, it’s not going to be worth doing much. This is all about making Barack an incredibly successful second-term president....
  • Over 3 MILLION Unprocessed California Ballots Remain (Stop the "Missing Votes" Idiocy)

    11/10/2012 8:58:37 AM PST · by Strategerist · 33 replies
    State of California ^ | November 9, 2012 | California Secretary of State
    Estimated Unprocessed Ballots for November 6, 2012, General Election STATEWIDE: Vote-By-Mail: 2,314,609 Provisionals: 922,446 Other*: 97,440 Estimated Total Remaining: 3,334,495 Updated: 11/9/2012 5:00 p.m.
  • 'My wife's having an affair with someone I admire': Did husband describe..partner's affair with..CIA

    11/10/2012 8:58:18 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2012 | James Nye
    Did the cuckolded husband of Paula Broadwell send a letter to a New York Times advice column back in July that revealed he knew of her affair with David Petraeus? That intriguing possibility has been raised after canny observers dug out the July 13th edition of Chuck Klosterman's 'The Ethicist' and pointed to extraordinary coincidences between one readers letter and the now scandalous love tryst. Writing about a deepening relationship he knew his wife was having with a 'government executive' whose job 'is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership' the anonymous man offers up what could be considered...
  • We won! The American people speak and act with strength & determination (Communist Party)

    11/10/2012 8:36:36 AM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    peoplesworld ^ | November 7, 2012 | STEWART ACUFF
     Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning.President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes.  The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him.Democrats also held the Senate.  Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape comment. Joe Donnelly...
  • Patrick says dinner with prez is no job interview

    11/10/2012 8:30:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 10, 2012 | Matt Stout
    The attorney general’s job or a seat on the Supreme Court wasn’t officially on the menu last night as Gov. Deval Patrick had dinner at the White House with President Obama. Or so Patrick says. “In a different time and place and under different circumstances, I’d like to work in the administration, but that’s not this time,” Patrick said yesterday while at the ground-breaking for the new $244 million rebuild of the Fore River Bridge on the Quincy-Weymouth line.
  • Reasons not to vote?

    11/10/2012 8:22:36 AM PST · by econjack · 18 replies
    The Growth Stock Wire | Nov. 10, 2012 | Porter Standsberry
    Weekend Edition Why I don't vote… and you shouldn't either Saturday, November 10, 2012 My good friend and intellectual mentor, Doug Casey, recently shared the five reasons why he doesn't vote. He typically re-publishes these thoughts every four years. Perhaps you've seen them before. While I agree with Doug in principle… I have a wholly different rationale for not voting. Given this week's election, I thought I'd tell you about it. The reason I don't vote (and you shouldn't either) is… Our current system of governance is nothing more than tyranny, and it's on track to destroy our country. Like...
  • PETRAEUS COLLEAGUE: Biographer Paula Broadwell 'Got Her Claws Into Him'

    11/10/2012 8:15:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 126 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11/10/2012http://www.businessinsider.com/general-petraeus-affair-paula-broadwell-went-from-likable-t | Robert Johnson
    I reached out to a senior military source who has worked with Petraeus, (P4) as he's referred to within the service, and who helped provide background information for Broadwell's book. I'll call the officer "James Downing"). A transcript of our conversation follows: BI: Did anyone know about the affair before today? James: I'm not sure anyone really "knew", per se. But it's one of those things that, as soon as the announcement was made, I knew in an instant who it was. Everything made sense. Who had exclusive access to him? Who wrote the hagiography on his life? Who framed...
  • Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber (AZ, Cong. Dist. 2)

    11/10/2012 8:10:48 AM PST · by rabidralph · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/08/2012 | Brady McCombs
    The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay. McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go. What remains are an estimated 70,000 votes in Pima County, about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified and the rest early ballots that were dropped off at polling places or delivered...
  • "Good journalism starts with being humble – about the fact that there is no such thing as truth"

    11/10/2012 8:09:19 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 26 replies
    Your Middle East ^ | 11/9/2012 | Victor Argo
    An article in Foreign Policy magazine a couple of weeks ago caught my eye: Terry Anderson explained why the world still needed war correspondents. Anderson was writing about Austin Tice, the freelance journalist recently kidnapped in Syria, and the dangers of the trade in general when going to a war zone. Terry Anderson? A familiar figure among historians of the Lebanese civil war; a journalist most famous for a long period when he didn't write a single word. Terry Anderson had been the AP's Beirut bureau chief for two years when he was abducted by armed militias in Ain al-Mreisseh,...