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  • Half of us strive for success; half of us are suspicious of it

    11/11/2012 7:45:40 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-11-12 | joe soucheray
    The real problem is that about half the country believes that business and the success that might flow from business is somehow contrived. About half the country believes that success is assigned, whimsically or arbitrarily, by guys in blue blazers who flick their cigar ashes at those whom they do not wish to succeed. It doesn't work that way, and we know it doesn't work that way. Mitt Romney, for example, was successfully portrayed to about half the country as a fellow who had it made from the beginning. His old man headed up a car company. He must have...
  • DID PROP 37 REALLY LOSE OR WAS IT VOTE FRAUD?

    11/11/2012 7:32:18 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    NoMoreFakeNews.com ^ | 11-8-2012 | John Rappaport
    Hold your horses. On election night, not long after the polls closed in California, the announcement came out: Prop 37 was losing. A little while later, it was all over. 37 had gone down to defeat. But is that the whole story? No. As of 2:30PM today, Thursday, November 8th, two days after the election, many votes in California remain uncounted. I tried to find out how many. It turns out that the Secretary of State of CA, responsible for elections in the state, doesn't know. I was told all counties in California have been asked, not ordered, to report...
  • FBI Probed Woman Linked to Petraeus

    11/11/2012 7:29:39 AM PST · by billorites · 67 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2012 | EVAN PEREZ, DEVLIN BARRETT, and SIOBHAN GORMAN
    A complaint about potentially harassing emails sent by a woman romantically linked to Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus to a second woman sparked the security investigation that led Mr. Petraeus to suddenly resign on Friday, according to people familiar with the investigation. U.S. officials familiar with the probe said the Federal Bureau of Investigation began its investigation following a complaint from a woman in Florida about Paula Broadwell, Mr. Petraeus's biographer and the woman identified by officials familiar with the probe as having had an extramarital affair with him. Enlarge Image image image Associated Press David Petraeus in September...
  • Seven ways to save on 2013 health insurance bills (First find list of IRS-approved expenses)

    11/11/2012 7:15:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Day ^ | 11/11/12 | MARCIA HEROUX POUNDS
    Seven ways to save on 2013 health insurance billsBy MARCIA HEROUX POUNDS Sun Sentinel Updated 11/11/2012 12:15 AM **SNIP** • Set pre-tax dollars aside. Use a flexible spending account either from your employer or a third party, such as a bank, to deposit money to cover health costs not covered by insurance. Find the list of IRS-approved expenses on your health insurer's website. Note that contributions in 2013 for flexible spending accounts have been lowered to $2,500 in 2013, but Byers said she doesn't think it will affect most people. "I don't see many people using the full $5,000," she...
  • NRA v. BATFE: A Misinterpretation of History (Fifth Circuit)

    11/11/2012 6:56:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jurist.org ^ | 9 November, 2012 | Stephen Halbrook
    Recently, in NRA v. BATFE, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the ban on the sale of handguns by federally licensed dealers to persons under the age of 21. The law in question, which was codified in sections of 18 USC § 922 and was passed as part of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 [PDF], raises serious issues under the Second Amendment. Persons in the 18 to 20-year-old age group at issue have borne arms in military service since the US was founded and are entitled to vote under the Twenty-Sixth...
  • Did the Election Save ObamaCare?

    11/11/2012 6:51:49 AM PST · by Alex Baker · 31 replies
    RealityBatsLast.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    In an imaginary world, government does things efficiently and economically. In that world, you would want government to provide health care. In the real world, politicians cobbled together a monstrous piece of legislation called Obamacare, with a structure that cannot possibly be efficient or economical. John C. Goodman at Townhall.com has a superb analysis of what Obamacare will do when reality comes up to bat. If you read this at the source, you will see links to other supporting information. John Goodman: The morning after Tuesday’s vote, there is one thing every commentator agreed on. The election of Barack Obama...
  • Local health providers have their eye on ‘fiscal cliff’

    11/11/2012 6:46:48 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 5 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 11, 2012 | Kelsey Ryan
    A lack of compromise by lawmakers in Washington could result in spending cuts that could affect local health providers within the next two months. The cuts, also known as sequestration, have been a top issue for providers – especially hospitals – that receive federal dollars. The money at stake is caught up in the package of spending cuts and tax increases that are to start taking effect Jan. 1 – unless Congress and the president act to modify the plan. Approved as part of a deal made by Democrats and Republicans last year, the package is now commonly known as...
  • Israel hit by mortars

    11/11/2012 6:35:33 AM PST · by mgist · 17 replies
    Times Leader ^ | 11/11/12 | Amy Teibel
    Israel drawn into Syria fighting for first time AMY TEIBE 8:20 am Photos An Israeli military officer surveys the damage of house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants hit a community along the Israel-Gaza Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Rockets and mortars from Gaza have pummeled southern Israel, drawing Israeli airstrikes that killed a Palestinian militant. The Israeli military said 60 rockets and mortars were fired by early morning Wednesday, following a volley the night before and that Israeli aircraft struck Gaza three times. JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel was drawn into the Syrian civil war for the...
  • Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in Congress

    11/11/2012 6:29:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Julian Pecquet, Jordy Yager
    Benghazi Consulate attack back on front burner in CongressBy Julian Pecquet and Jordy Yager - 11/11/12 06:00 AM ET The terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya is back on the front burner in Congress now that President Obama has won reelection. No fewer than four House and Senate panels plan to hold closed-door briefings with administration officials about the attack this week, while one committee is holding a public hearing. Members of both parties say they expect the Benghazi probe to last well into Obama's second term. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who has...
  • The Petraeus Espionage File

    11/11/2012 6:23:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/11/2012 | Michael Ledeen
    I may have awakened him. The late James Jesus Angleton, once the chief of CIA counterintelligence, sounded kinda groggy to me after I got him–loud and clear!–on my famously untrustworthy ouija board. Of course I have no idea whether he gets to sleep at all. I don’t quite know exactly “where” he is, after all, and he doesn’t answer direct questions on the subject. Anyway, there he was, and I started right in. ML: So what am I supposed to think about Petraeus? JJA: That you’re living in a country where espionage is rampant. ML: Huh? JJA: Have you read...
  • Stop talking about the Hispanics for a moment — what about Asian-Americans?

    11/11/2012 6:21:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 9, 2012 - 9:22 am | David P. Goldman
    Apart from some fatuous self-congratulation from Asian-American liberals, there has been very little discussion of the 73-26 Asian-American margin of support for President Obama in last Tuesday’s election. That’s slightly smaller than the highest estimate of Latino support for Obama, at 75-23. Asian-Americans are a small minority now but their numbers are growing rapidly. Most conservatives consider Asian-Americans poster-children for the American model of self-motivated success. The facts bear this out. The Pew Research Center reported last July: Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general...
  • No charges against owner of gun that Glynn County 2nd-grader brought to school(GA)

    11/11/2012 6:20:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | 11 November, 2012 | Terry Dickson
    BRUNSWICK, GA. | No charges will be filed against the owner of a handgun that an 8-year-old boy brought to C.B. Greer Elementary School last week, said Rodney Ellis, chief of the Glynn County school system’s police force. School police investigator Ricky Hilburn determined that the .25-caliber pistol belonged to a close friend of the child’s family and that the boy found the gun while visiting the elderly man, Ellis said. The man was in another part of the house and was unaware the second-grade student was looking around, Ellis said. The boy found the gun in a shoebox stored...
  • Republican Bigwig Raises Big Stink on Facebook (Wasserman Schulz gets sheriff luggage carriers)

    11/11/2012 6:15:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Tamarac Talk ^ | 11/09/12
    Republican Bigwig Raises Big Stink on FacebookDate posted: November 9, 2012
  • Handgun carrier shoots multiple suspects(OK)

    11/11/2012 6:13:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    krmg.com ^ | 10 November, 2012 | Michael Purdy
    Tulsa, Okla. — A man licensed to carry a gun shoots two men attempting to rob him at a motel Friday evening. Tulsa police tells KRMG it happened just before 7:30 p.m. at the Economy Inn at the 5600 block of West Skelly Drive in Sapulpa. TPD were called out to the Oklahoma State University Medical Center after two men showed up shot. Police said they were dropped off by two people believed to have been involved in the attempted robbery. The investigation shows the victim was invited into a motel room by a female, where multiple men were waiting...
  • Israel Fires Warning Shots into Syria in Response to Errant Shell Landing

    11/11/2012 6:00:47 AM PST · by maggief · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 11, 2012 | Sharona Schwartz
    For the first time since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israeli forces on Sunday fired over the country’s northern border to Syria as a warning after a mortar shell fired from Syrian territory exploded in the Golan Heights, officials say. Israeli newspaper Ynet reported the Israeli Defense Forces Artillery Corps fired at a post in Syria in response. On Thursday, three Syrian mortar shells struck in and around an Israeli village in the Golan Heights. The IDF vowed in a statement, “Further attacks [from Syria] will illicit a vigorous response,” the Jerusalem Post reported. A longer statement posted on the...
  • What is a fiscal cliff?

    11/11/2012 5:58:13 AM PST · by Dartman · 28 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Nov 10/12 | Lorrie Goldstein
    <p>Full title - WTF is a fiscal cliff ...and why Canadians should care.</p> <p>Since we’re going to be hearing a lot about the so-called “fiscal cliff” and raising the debt ceiling of the United States over the next few months, here’s a primer on what’s going on.</p>
  • Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line

    11/11/2012 5:54:34 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 90 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-10-12 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON — 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...
  • Howie Carr thread week of 11/11/12

    11/11/2012 5:53:12 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 11/11/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting off with his Sunday Boston Herald column. Howie is off his radio show tomorrow (McScreamer alert) due to Veteran's Day--Observed.
  • Dale Carnegie, Where Are You?

    11/11/2012 5:51:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Paul Jacob
    November 11, 2012 What should the Republican Party do now? That’s the post-election question. Yet, not being a Republican, I figure I can only answer this question: What should the Republican Party not do? Before the election, I would have answered, “Talk about ‘legitimate rape.’” Even now I suggest a short course for GOP candidates about rape, with perhaps a refresher on basic biology. I’m serious. And I’m pro-life. Now, after the election, an object lesson in what not to do rears its ugly head in the last place one would expect a problem: Arkansas. Last Tuesday, Arkansas Republicans gained...
  • The Real Reason Obama Got Elected ("Freebie" Nation)

    11/11/2012 5:48:20 AM PST · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/8/2012 | Gerri Willis
    Here’s an interesting plot twister; Republicans made the assumption, incorrectly as it turns out, that voters in states with high-unemployment would kick the bums out. That is, that they’d vote Obama out of office and try to find someone who could solve the jobs problem in this country. Turns out, the opposite has happened. Voters in high-unemployment states actually like the president, and the reason is obvious; the Federal Government is paying the jobless, extending unemployment benefits, food stamps, and even underwriting disability payments from Social Security. Think we’re different from the Europeans? Think again. The proportion of Greek men...
  • No, Mr. Boehner, the Constitution is the Law of the Land

    11/11/2012 5:44:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 11-9-2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Yesterday, Diane Sawyer asked John Boehner in an interview if he planned to push for repeal of Obamacare. He responded that “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.” No, Mr. Boehner, the Constitution is the law of the Republic. In April 2011, following the failure of Republicans to defund Obamacare during the first budget battle, I wrote the following at Red State: If it is reckless to shut down the government over Obamacare, then there is nothing in the budget worth fighting for. Due to the degree of entrenchment of the existing entitlement, even Paul...
  • The certain oncoming American economic collapse, when and how?

    11/11/2012 5:19:18 AM PST · by reaganator · 78 replies
    Many of us know the continuation of Leftist economic policies are destined to cause the economic and fiscal collapse of the United States. The Republican controlled House of Representatives may be a temporary firewall. My question is what will be the order of events of the melt down? I expect with each piece of the failure the federal government to intervene even more causing more problems. It would be very helpful in making preparations to survive these times to have an idea of how and when the collapse will unfold. If you have also been speculating on this topic share...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 November 2012

    11/11/2012 5:06:53 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 241 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 November 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows November 11th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Price, R-Ga.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep.-elect Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Reps. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and Aaron Schock, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.,...
  • The Reason Obama is President

    11/11/2012 4:46:38 AM PST · by kronos77 · 68 replies
    Pravda ^ | 07.11.2012. | Xavier Lerma
    Thomas Jefferson wrote: "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever." The revisionist historians have tried to "cover up" God himself by not allowing recent generations to know that America was once a nation of...
  • 'Meatless Mondays': LA urges residents to turn vegetarian one day a week

    11/11/2012 4:39:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 10, 2012 | Melissa Pamer
    Los Angeles is hoping to persuade people to become vegetarian – at least one day per week. Under a resolution unanimously approved by the city council this week, all future Mondays in the City of Angels have been declared "Meatless Mondays." It's part of an international campaign to cut down on meat consumption for health and environmental reasons. Both the spiritual home of the hamburger and a haven for the health-obsessed, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to support the Meatless Monday campaign. The nonprofit initiative, started in 2003, is associated with Johns Hopkins University's public health...
  • ’13 health premium will top $2,000

    11/11/2012 4:37:28 AM PST · by gotribe · 60 replies
    Dispatch.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Ben Sutherly
    As local employees sign up for their 2013 benefits, many are learning that they’ll lose a bigger chunk of their paychecks to health-care costs. For the first time, central Ohio employers will deduct, on average, more than $2,000 from their workers’ paychecks next year to help pay ever-pricier health-care premiums, according to a recent survey by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt. The survey included 113 employers in the Columbus area that represent 79,000 employees. Cost-shifting is just one way that employers have long tried to handle higher health-care costs. Local health-benefit experts say they’re seeing several other strategies emerge, too. For...
  • 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...