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  • IDF fires warning shots into Syria after shell hits Golan

    11/11/2012 4:36:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/11/2012
    The IDF fired warning shots into Syrian territory on Sunday after a mortar shell fired from Syria hit an IDF outpost in the Golan Heights. The incident follows a similar spillover from Syria on Thursday, when a shell from Syria exploded in Moshav Alonei Habashan. "Further attacks [from Syria] will illicit a vigorous response," the IDF Spokesman's Office stated. The military also sent a letter to the United Nations warning Syrian forces to be careful in avoiding fire into the Golan. Just hours earlier, Defense Minister Ehud Barak threatened that Israel would respond should stray Syrian ordnance continue to strike...
  • FBI probe of Petraeus' emails purportedly led to discovery of extramarital affair

    11/11/2012 3:59:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/10/2012 | fox news
    The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair and his resignation Friday started when the agency began monitoring Petraeus’ email, Fox News has learned. The agency was alerted that biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom Petraeus had the affair, may have had access to his personal email account. The FBI investigation began when someone reported suspicious emails allegedly sent from Broadwell. The agency then determined that she allegedly had emailed a number of government employees. The FBI was at one point trying to determine whether any of the employees were being stalked, sources told...
  • Military Timeline From Night of Benghazi Attack Begs More Questions

    11/11/2012 3:30:50 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jennifer Griffin/Adam Housley
    After more than nine weeks of trying to reconcile their story line with that of the State Department and the CIA, the Pentagon finally released its timeline of the Libya terror attack during a Friday afternoon, off-camera briefing with an official who could only be quoted anonymously. The news was overtaken almost immediately by the announcement that Gen. David Petraeus had resigned, purportedly due to an extramarital affair. He was slated to testify in closed-door hearings on Capitol Hill this coming week before the Senate and House intelligence committees. Petraeus no longer plans to testify. However, while the Petraeus resignation...
  • Oakland robbers attack TV cameraman

    11/11/2012 3:27:36 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Henry K. Lee
    A KPIX news cameraman was punched and robbed during a live broadcast outside an Oakland high school, the latest in a spate of holdups targeting the media, police said Thursday. Reporter Anne Makovec and cameraman Gregg Welk were on the air shortly after noon Wednesday outside Oakland Technical High School near the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway. They were at the school to do a story on the passage of Proposition 30, the tax measure preventing deep cuts to education. As Makovec was finishing her report, police said, five men rushed up and grabbed a $6,000 camera from the...
  • UK court orders Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees in full after 'false and misleading' notice

    11/11/2012 3:09:28 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | November 10, 2012
    UK court orders Apple to pay Samsung's legal fees in full after 'false and misleading' notice The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ordered Apple to pay the legal fees of competitor Samsung on an 'indemnity basis' after the company published a "false and misleading" notice in the wake of a patent lawsuit over the iPad. The judgement, intended to humiliate Apple, will require the company to pay for all expenses associated with Samsung's legal defense, with any disputes over the exact amount likely to be resolved in the latter firm's favor.
  • Husband arrested, Shaima Alawadi, previously believed to be killed in California hate crime

    11/11/2012 2:53:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    EL CAJON, Calif. — Eight months after the beating death of an Iraqi-American woman that drew international attention because it appeared to be a hate crime, the woman’s husband has been arrested on suspicion of her murder. Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon announced the arrest Friday of Kassim Alhimidi, 48, and described the killing as an act of domestic violence. The March killing of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi made waves around the world after the couple’s 17-year-old daughter told reporters that she found a note by her mother’s bludgeoned body that read: “Go back to your country,...
  • School Children Taught About Gay Foreplay, Saran Wrap

    11/11/2012 2:48:43 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 85 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | November 8, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    A school district in Maine is apologizing after middle school students learned about homosexual foreplay during what was supposed to be a “Diversity Day” presentation. “I don’t want my child taught heterosexual foreplay, let alone homosexual foreplay,” outraged parent Kristy Howard told Fox News. The principal of Gorham Middle School sent a letter to parents apologizing for the graphic nature of the presentation by PRYSM, Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine. “They went beyond the scope of our intentions and discussed topics that we do not deem appropriate for our middle school,” Robert Riley wrote in a letter obtained by...
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule (Republicans have the edge)

    11/11/2012 2:31:19 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/10/12 | Keely Brazil
    Divided government still rules in the nation’s capital after last week’s Tuesday’s vote, but unity is increasingly the name of the game in cities such as Annapolis, Topeka, Concord and Little Rock. In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now...
  • Score One For The Kids: Washington and Georgia Produce An Election Night Highlight

    11/11/2012 2:16:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Austin Hill
    You’ve probably seen the post-election headlines: private sector employers in the U.S. have begun slashing jobs, attributing their economic hardship to President Obama’s healthcare and environmental policies. But did you hear how some Americans actually voted for some really good things – things that can make for a brighter future? It’s sad to see what our country has chosen. Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 on a pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry (if you don’t believe me watch the video on Youtube), and the Obamacare taxes and fees levied against healthcare technology companies are downright onerous. So once it was...
  • The New York Times Gets Life Support

    11/11/2012 2:11:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | John Ransom
    The common stock of the New York Times (NYSE: NYT) plunged from $10.87 last week to a close of $8.19 on Friday after the liberal mouthpiece announced that its 3rd quarter net income dropped 85 percent. While analysts are blaming soft advertising revenues, I think something more ominous is happening at America’s national, bleeding-heart newspaper. (Editor's note: I'm taking a few days off. I'll see you guys again on Tuesday with a crop of Email and Hate Mail)For sure, advertising revenues are dropping nationally as economic conditions have deteriorated over the last two quarters. Newspapers in general are struggling still...
  • Dear Republican Congress, Give Obama and His Boys Everything They Want

    11/11/2012 2:03:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 128 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Doug Giles
    A cigar aficionado and amigo of mine named Irwin penned a note to the Republican Congress the night after Obama got elected for four more years of this slop, and I thought I’d pass it on to you. Check it out ... Dear Republican Congress, As a conservative Republican I am begging you to give president Obama and those who voted for him everything they want. They want higher taxes on the rich and companies. Give it to them. They want higher capital gains taxes that will hurt their investments. Give it to them. They want a system that will...
  • We are not outnumbered

    11/11/2012 1:57:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2012 | Brian T. Carter
    There are at least three options in how conservatives respond to the election results:............ Third, conservatives can focus on turning out voters more likely to vote for conservatives. The pre-election polls were correct. Therefore, shouldn't conservatives also trust numerous polls showing that a slight majority of Americans are pro-life (CNN, Gallup), that a large majority of Americans oppose ObamaCare (NYT/CBS, WaPo), that a large majority of Americans (including many Hispanics) oppose amnesty (CNN), and a plurality of Americans consider themselves conservative? These polls suggest that conservatives are not outnumbered. Newt Gingrich was successful in nationalizing house races in 1994 because...
  • (Going) Forward

    11/11/2012 1:57:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I’m not much of a whiner, nor am I someone who makes predictions. I’d hoped for a Romney victory, though more for an Obama defeat. But that, when you think about it, was the problem. While there’s no doubt Romney would’ve been a much better President than the current occupant of that office, when people are presented with a choice between the vague they know and a vague they don’t know, they will pick what they know. Romney offered a vision of American that was different, but didn’t spend a lot of time explaining how it would get to different...
  • GOP's state losses hint at national fate

    11/11/2012 1:50:24 AM PST · by thecodont · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 10:39 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    Conservatives have long dismissed California, the nation's most-populous state and the world's ninth-largest economy, as the Left Coast, Wackyville and La-La Land. But after Tuesday's election, there is one thing that Republicans across the nation can no longer do - ignore it. The GOP failed to take the White House and lost an opportunity to reclaim control of the U.S. Senate, while trends that began in California - the burgeoning numbers of Latino, Asian American and young voters - are harbingers of what's ahead for Republican fortunes, Democratic consultant Garry South said. "They can denigrate this state all they want,"...
  • Florida officials order partial recount in tight House race between West and Dem challenger Murphy

    11/11/2012 1:44:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2012
    Election officials in St. Lucie County will recount early votes cast in the hotly contested race for Florida's 18th district's House seat between Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West and his challenger, Democrat Patrick Murphy. The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board announced late Saturday it had set an “emergency meeting” to start at 7 a.m. Sunday at its headquarters, to “recount all ballots cast during early voting.” The number of early ballots is estimated by officials to be roughly 37,000. West, who has refused to concede the race, is currently trailing Murphy by 2,442 votes, according to the latest results...
  • Happy Veterans Day to all our FR Vets!!!

    11/11/2012 12:55:54 AM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 19 replies
    11-11-12 | self
    Happy Veterans Day to all our FR vets!!! You are the very best and we honor you! It is through your sacrafice that we freely post and exchange ideas. Words can never adequately express our gratitude. May God bless you this day and all days!
  • Chicago police take aim at even minor fugitives when they’re on ‘heat list’

    11/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 9, 2012 | Frank Main
    Brandon Milton’s crime might have been minor compared with the hundreds of murders and shootings in Chicago every year. .........p>....The effort springs from a Yale University sociologist’s finding that these “hot people” are far more likely, as a result of those social ties, to become a victim or perpetrator of deadly violence themselves.........Each person on the heat list is given a number — a heat index — rating how likely it’s deemed that person will be involved in a murder.Starting this past summer, McCarthy doubled the number of officers in the fugitive unit — in part to focus on these...
  • FR is and will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family site. [FReepathon thread XXXVII]

    11/11/2012 12:15:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 545 replies
    After Romney's unfortunate loss, we see the weaker sisters of the GOP now pushing to cut back on the so-called "social issues." They feel we must pander to the godless liberals to get votes. Got news for them. Not only, no, but hell no! That's exactly the wrong formula. We cannot and do not want to try to out pander the socialist democrats. That's a losing proposition from the git go. FR is and will remain a pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-borders, pro-constitution, pro-small (constitutionally limited) government, pro-defense, independent, grassroots conservative site!! GOP-e RINOs and pushers of "moderation" can get...
  • Thousands of banks may disappear: Wall Street-Obama's 2nd term will be death knell for small banks

    11/10/2012 11:51:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 9, 2012 | Stephen Gandel, senior editor
    Do we need to worry about Too Small to Survive? Now that President Obama has been re-elected, analysts, consultants and dealmakers have turned from whether Dodd-Frank will be repealed to what it means for banks now that it's likely here to stay. The overwhelming conclusion: Thousands of small banks will soon disappear. Emmett Daly, a Sandler O'Neill dealmaker who specializes in small banks, predicted at an industry conference put on by Mergermarket on Thursday that the number of banks in the U.S. would shrink to a few hundred. There are currently more than 7,000. Bill Egan, head of financial institutions...
  • Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America government.

    11/10/2012 10:12:43 PM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | Created: Nov 07, 2012
    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from...
  • Report: FBI whistle-blower contacted Eric Cantor on David Petraeus affair

    11/10/2012 9:46:58 PM PST · by Arthurio · 132 replies
    Report: FBI whistle-blower contacted Eric Cantor on David Petraeus affair By: John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman November 11, 2012 12:16 AM EST House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke to an FBI whistle-blower two weeks ago who accused then-CIA Director David Petraeus of having an extramarital affair and potentially jeopardizing the security of classified information, according to a news report. Cantor’s chief of staff, Steve Stombres, later met with FBI officials to pass on the accusations from the whistle-blower, the New York Times reported on Saturday night. (Also on POLITICO: 6 questions on Petraeus's exit) Cantor’s involvement in the Petraeus scandal...
  • WWRD: What would Reagan do after Obama's re-election?

    11/10/2012 9:37:59 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 53 replies
    ...Ronald Reagan was a lifelong optimist and an example of remarkable resilience especially in bad times. After Barry Goldwater went down to the greatest presidential defeat in American history to that point in 1964, Reagan, whose nationally televised speech was the one shining success in that campaign, was neither shaken no disheartened. Within two years he had won the governorship of California – and the rest is history. Reagan therefore would not have lost heart and despaired of conservative and patriotic principles, nor of America.He would have taken a good night’s sleep and got up in the morning eager to...
  • EU: German risks rift with France over economic healthcheck demands

    11/10/2012 9:35:54 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/10/2012
    Germany demands probe into French economy Germany's finance minister has reportedly asked a panel of top advisers to examine France's economic problems amid concerns that weaknesses could spread to the rest of Europe. Wolfgang Schaeuble has asked the distinguished "wise men" panel, which advises the government in economic matters, to examine possible reform proposals for France, according to German daily Die Zeit. Although a spokesman for the council dismissed the claims as outside "the council's legal remit," Lars Feld, an economist who sits on the panel, told Reuters: "Concerns are growing given the lack of action of the French government...
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule

    11/10/2012 9:33:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil
    In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraska’s unicameral...
  • Man robbed and sexually assualted woman in Beacon Hill apartment, police say

    11/10/2012 9:01:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 10, 2012 | Jaclyn Reiss
    Boston police said they are searching for a man who broke into a Beacon Hill apartment early this morning, robbing and sexually assaulting the woman who lives there. Police say the man forced his way into the apartment, located near Joy and Myrtle streets, just after 3 a.m. Saturday. The suspect showed the woman who lived there a weapon -- possibly a knife -- before robbing and sexually assaulting her, police said.
  • Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States...

    11/10/2012 8:56:44 PM PST · by AlmaKing · 51 replies
    White House Petitions ^ | 11-07-12 | Michael E, Slidell LA
    Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government. As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they...
  • FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chance (Whoops!)

    11/10/2012 8:43:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/12 | Zack Colman
    FBI uncovered Petraeus affair by chanceBy Zack Colman - 11/10/12 03:41 PM ET The FBI reportedly happened upon former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair while investigating a complaint from a woman close to Petraeus who had received harassing emails from the general’s alleged mistress. The FBI traced those emails back to Paula Broadwell, a former military officer and Petraeus’s biographer, according to news reports. When law enforcement officials delved into her email account, it was apparent Broadwell and Petraeus were engaged in an affair. The identity of the woman who filed the original complaint has not been disclosed. Investigators...
  • Twelve EU countries likely to back Palestine’s UN bid

    11/10/2012 8:34:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 09.11.12 @ 09:27 (November 9) | Andrew Rettman
    Palestine can count on about 12 Yes votes by EU countries when it tries to upgrade its UN status, in a move expected later this month. … A senior EU diplomat told this website the Union remains divided on the question, however. He noted that member states’ votes “will probably follow the same pattern as with UNESCO,” referring to a decision by the UN’s Paris-based cultural wing to admit Palestine as a member last year. At the time, 11 countries—Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovenia and Spain—backed Palestine’s UNESCO bid. Another 11—Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Italy,...
  • EU budget talks collapse following rows over funding increase

    11/10/2012 8:32:52 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/10/2012 | Bruno Waterfield, in Brussels, Patrick Hennessy in London
    Talks to agree the European Union's budget for next year broke down amid rows involving among member states including Britain – sparking a new funding crisis. Eight hours of negotiations in Brussels ended in walkouts after MEPs refused to drop demands for an extra Ł13.8 billion in European Union spending for this year and 2013. The failure of the talks casts a fresh doubt on whether a major summit to agree to the EU's future funding from 2014 to 2020, scheduled for later this month, can go ahead. There had already been speculation that the summit would be cancelled because...
  • Was David Petraeus’s Affair In The New York Times Four Months Ago?

    11/10/2012 8:20:18 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 5 replies
    DailyDownload ^ | November 10, 2012 | Ben Jacobs
    The surprise resignation of David Petraeus yesterday was the result of an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. But was this relationship between the CIA director and a journalist really a surprise? As numerous media outlets are reporting, it appears that Broadwell’s husband may have written a letter to Chuck Klosterman, the ethicist at the New York Times, about the affair months ago: My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership.
  • ‘We Have Some Very Serious Challenges to Make’: Allen West Campaign Lawyer Says

    11/10/2012 8:19:21 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    the blaze ^ | 11-10-2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A lawyer for Florida Republican Rep. Allen West’s re-election campaign said Saturday there is “absolutely no chance” of conceding the race despite Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy holding the lead by 2,429 votes. A complete but unofficial vote tally released Saturday put Murphy ahead with 166,799 votes to West’s 164,370 — giving him a 0.7 percent advantage, above the 0.5 percent threshold to trigger an automatic recount, the Palm Beach Post reported. But Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign, told TheBlaze there are significant concerns, particularly in St. Lucie County. St. Lucie is the only one of...
  • Romney’s campaign consultants were incompetent, in it for the money

    11/10/2012 8:12:14 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 10 2012 | Doug Brady
    In too many posts to count, I’ve argued that the reason Romney was the overwhelming choice of the Washington campaign consultant class since the day after McCain lost in 2008 was that he was their dream candidate. He possessed the two qualities most prized by this insular population of political parasites who occupy the D.C. beltway: An enormous amount of money and an equally enormous dearth of core convictions. For this reason, they correctly recognized Romney as someone who could easily be fleeced for a virtually limitless amount of money. He’d shower them with tens of millions of dollars in return for their sage “advice” on...
  • It Is Time to Throw the Social Conservatives Out of the GOP (Not)

    11/10/2012 8:05:19 PM PST · by neverdem · 177 replies
    redstate.com ^ | November 9th, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    It is time to throw the social conservatives out of the GOP. Look at what they got us — Barack Obama. It was the social conservatives who did it. They insisted the GOP support real marriage and children. To hell with that. I’m getting this, in various forms, from lots of tea party activists. The GOP establishment in Washington is whispering it to each other. They look at Todd Aiken and Richard Mourdock and conclude that they, not Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, George Allen, Scott Brown, etc. are the problem. It is time to get rid of the social conservatives.What’s...
  • Obama has led US to Ł338bn bill - and to the edge of a financial abyss

    11/10/2012 8:02:15 PM PST · by ducttape45 · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/10/2012 | Simon Heffer
    On the streets of Manhattan last week, the American public were more concerned about the delay in restoring their public services after Hurricane Sandy than about the entrails of politics following the presidential elections. New York votes Democrat. It took for granted that Barack Obama would get a second term, and did not look much beyond that.
  • There's a Mystery Third Woman in the Petraeus Affair

    11/10/2012 8:01:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    New reports coming out about the affair between former CIA director David Petraeus and his biographer Paula Broadwell reveal there was a third woman involved that led the FBI to discover the affair.  
  • Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line

    11/10/2012 7:53:35 PM PST · by tobyhill · 289 replies
    ny times ^ | 11/10/2012 | By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose. Their party lost, badly, Mr. Boehner said, and while Republicans would still control the House and would continue to staunchly oppose tax rate increases as Congress grapples with the impending fiscal battle, they had to avoid the nasty showdowns that marked so much of the last two years. Members on the call, subdued and dark, murmured words of support — even...
  • Divided We Stand (The case for social conservatism)

    11/10/2012 7:36:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 5, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A review of The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism, by Jeffrey Bell By Ramesh Ponnuru Posted November 5, 2012 Jeffrey Bell, a longtime conservative activist and former president of the Manhattan Institute, has written a book that attempts a novel reinterpretation of American social conservatism and of American exceptionalism. His thesis is that what distinguishes the U.S. from Europe, socially and politically, is the social conservative movement, a claim in which this movement's friends and foes alike may find merit. The distinctive characteristic of this movement, according to Bell, is literal belief in the most-quoted sentence of the...
  • Congressman-elect Massie says he wants to see federal spending cuts take effect

    11/10/2012 7:29:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/09/2012 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Republican Thomas Massie will be sworn in as the next congressman from Northern Kentucky on Nov. 13 and will walk into the middle of the debate over extending tax cuts and whether to allow deep spending cuts to take effect. Massie, in an interview with Pure Politics on Thursday, said he believes its time to see cuts at the levels that will take effect in January unless Congress changes course. The spending reductions were part of a compromise proposal Congress approved in 2011 when it last raised the debt limit. “I think we need to go through with those cuts,...
  • More public lands to be closed to shale oil drilling

    11/10/2012 7:27:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    In the final days of the election I made what turned out to be a clearly futile effort to demonstrate that the future of energy production, as well as the associated jobs and economic boost which go with it, could be significantly affected by the outcome. One candidate had a substantially pro-energy policy which included completing the Keystone pipeline and unshackling promising areas of domestic energy development. The other did not. Taking a line from Bruce Willis for a moment... I hate it when I'm right. The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres...
  • Applebee’s targeted after franchisee mulls hiring freeze in response to Obamacare

    11/10/2012 7:23:07 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 106 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/10/12 | staff
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  • vanity- Mr Speaker why did American's give the House back to GOP?

    11/10/2012 7:21:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    In this democracy the American people decided to reelect a GOP majority in the House. Why? Isn't this as much a reaffirming of GOP views as Mr Obama's relection?
  • China’s Challenge

    11/10/2012 6:54:39 PM PST · by JerseyanExile
    National Review ^ | November 10, 2012 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    As China holds its 18th National Congress this week, with the Communist Party preparing for a once-in-a-decade transition of power, the nation looks superficially exultant. Ethnic-minority delegates clad in their cultural garb smile and wave to photographers; pretty girls throng paramilitary policemen in immaculate green suits; red and yellow plastic flowers abound. Meanwhile, in the provinces, chubby-cheeked kindergartners dress up in Red Army uniforms and sing old Communist songs, and university students line up to form the Communist hammer and sickle. All very good photo ops. But China’s blogosphere tells a different story, describing a jittery, paranoid Chinese leadership. The...
  • How many tea-party supporters voted for Obama?

    11/10/2012 6:45:45 PM PST · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    A footnote from the national exit poll that I missed earlier this week. Note to the 11 percent: You’re doing it wrong. Reuters/Ipsos conducted its own exit poll, based on a massive sample of 40,000 people, and got basically the same result — 12 percent of those who “identify strongly” with the tea party pulled the lever for four more years.
  • New Yorkers Still in the Dark as Obama Hits the Links

    11/10/2012 6:38:23 PM PST · by Gorilla44 · 55 replies
    http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/new-yorkers-still-in-the-dark-as-obama-hits-the-links/ | Nov 10, 2012 | Jammie
    A good chunk of Long Island is still in the dark after 12 days now and nobody seems to care. It’s not like the president needs to show up for a photo op since these poor bastards overwhelmingly vote for him anyway. He’ll come visit eventually, so hold tight to your candles. It’s also not clear if power will return to the schools in time, so the town has purchased generators for the schools to run on. National Grid, which manages the power grid owned by LIPA, said 95 percent of residents that live in non-flood zones, should have power...
  • NET CALL UPDATED

    11/10/2012 6:36:08 PM PST · by military cop · 22 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/9/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • NET CALL UPDATED

    11/10/2012 6:36:02 PM PST · by military cop · 3 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/9/2012 | Military Cop
    This post is written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme...
  • Woman plunges to death as bailiffs arrive to evict her (Bilbao, Spain)

    11/10/2012 6:31:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 10/11/2012 - 09:22:27 (November 10)
    A woman jumped to her death as bailiffs approached to evict her from her fourth-floor Spanish apartment for failing to pay the mortgage. It was the second apparent suicide linked to evictions and further highlights the dire conditions many Spaniards find themselves in as the country’s economy sinks. The government recently created a task force to study how to reduce evictions because of the devastating personal impact of repossessions due to tough mortgage rules and growing unease among the public on the subject. The unnamed 53-year-old woman threw herself from her balcony in a suburb of Bilbao, the regional Interior...
  • Pentagon releases Benghazi timeline, defends response (Obama AWOL)

    11/10/2012 6:30:04 PM PST · by barryobi · 15 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 11/10/2012 | david alexander
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's office was notified of the attack 50 minutes after it began, and Panetta learned of it shortly thereafter as he and the military's top general headed to a previously scheduled meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. Obama, Panetta and Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed potential responses to the unfolding events in Benghazi during their meeting, which began 78 minutes after the start of the Libya attack, according to the timeline. Panetta and Dempsey then returned to the Pentagon and began a two-hour series of meetings...
  • General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living

    11/10/2012 6:25:01 PM PST · by Arthurio · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11-5 | Paula Broadwell
    General David Petraeus’s Rules for Living Lessons on leadership from General David Petraeus. by Paula Broadwell | November 5, 2012 1:00 AM EST 1. Lead by example from the front of the formation. Take your performance personally—if you are proud to be average, so too will be your troops. 2. A leader must provide a vision—clear and achievable “big ideas” combined in a strategic concept—and communicate those ideas throughout the entire organi­zation and to all other stakeholders.
  • URGENT: ELECTION FRAUD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN WI, OH, PA, VA, FL

    11/10/2012 6:22:58 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.teapartyorg.ning.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Dee
    ..And one lawsuit still pending I have not watched any media coverage after Romney conceded the election on Tuesday night. Why bother? It's just the same old noise we hear every four years. The talking heads spew nothing but meaningless "should have" or "could have" or "did't do this" while completely avoiding the massive amount of problems with vote fraud in all its forms. Fine, let them talk while we fight. Also, stop with the "America RIP" rhetoric. That plays right into the hands of the destroyers. It fosters nothing but a sense of defeat instead of I am a...