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  • Do not cave-in to the so-called "dream act"

    11/11/2012 4:49:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    Nov 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    The dream act is a socialist democrat dream come true. And a nightmare for liberty minded Americans. The dream act solves no problems. Amnesty solves no problems. The border will not be enforced and instead will be flung wide open. We do not have jobs for Senator Graham's "eleven million" illegal aliens already here and their offspring nor the other eleven or twelve million he's not counting and their offspring and all their relatives that will be following. We cannot afford the welfare, foodstamps, housing, education, healthcare, EITC, etc, that they demand. And the flood across the borders will be...
  • CIA Director Petraeus Resigns Over 'Affair' (Breitbart's take)

    11/11/2012 4:48:33 PM PST · by CaptainKrunch · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, General David Petraeus, the CIA Director, has resigned from the administration over an extramarital affair. Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Bret Baier of Fox News just tweeted, "With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be 'stunned' by the announcement."<snip>Now that the Obama administration has succeeded in winning a second term, they are cleaning house. The two figures most linked to the disaster in Benghazi, Secretary of State...
  • Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus

    11/11/2012 4:36:54 PM PST · by Will88 · 74 replies
    The Weekly Standard - Blog ^ | October 26, 2012 | William Kristol
    Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”
  • Megapastor: Obama win "paves way" for Antichrist

    11/11/2012 4:36:44 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 51 replies
    WND/Christian Post ^ | Nov 11 2012 | WND/Christian Post
    (CHRISTIANPOST) — A Texas megachurch pastor recently claimed that President Barack Obama’s re-election victory would lead to the rise of the Antichrist. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, made remarks on Sunday before the election that should Obama win, his victory would lead to the reign of the Antichrist. “I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all. One reason I know he’s not the Antichrist is the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes,”...
  • 'We would rather lose with you than win with anyone else' (Matt Rhoades, Mitt's failed campaign mgr)

    11/11/2012 4:18:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11/11/12 | Daily Mail
    According to ABC, campaign manager Matt Rhoades told Romney: 'We would rather lose with you than win with anyone else.' Colleagues also stood and clapped for Rhoades and Mitt's 'Body Man,' Garrett Jackson who often tweeted behind-the-scenes pictures during his many hours at Romney's side on the campaign trail. The defeat was a stunning blow to the Republican camp who had been confident they would win even in the last few hours of the campaign.
  • Wan Welcome for New Times Boss (BBC pedophile enabler starts his NYT CEO gig tomorrow...)

    11/11/2012 4:06:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    New York ^ | 11/9/12 | Joe Hagan
    While the staff of the New York Times has been absorbed in hurricane and election coverage, it’s also kept a wary eye on a big story brewing in its own headquarters—the imminent arrival of the new CEO, Mark Thompson, the former director-general of the BBC who starts at the paper on November 12. He does not arrive with the full confidence of the Times’ journalists. “People are going to start paying closer attention, and that probably isn’t good for newsroom morale,” says one Timesman, “because there’s now a widely held sense that this guy’s story doesn’t add up.”
  • Video: Angry crowd reacts to ‘misleading recount’ in Allen West race

    11/11/2012 3:59:23 PM PST · by SmileRight · 93 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Allen West supporters expressed shock in Fort Pierce on Sunday, but not because the finally tally in St. Lucie County’s Congressional District 18 race showed West gaining 201 more votes — but because it was only based on a “cherry picked” partial recount and the supervisor refused to explain why. Despite the persistent questions over fairness and accuracy, county attorneys, the county canvassing board and Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker refused to answer questions from the campaigns or the press throughout the entire exercise. When the machine count was finished, elections officials announced the total and immediately had a sheriff’s deputy...
  • Gaza terror groups pound Israel with over 100 rockets

    11/11/2012 3:52:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/12/2012 00:32 | YAAKOV LAPPIN, TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Israel will not hesitate to launch a major IDF operation against Gaza-based terrorist factions if necessary, Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned on Sunday—after some 100 rockets hit southern Israel in 24 hours. Rockets wounded three people in Sderot during a barrage fired to coincide with the morning commute to work. One man was moderately wounded in his car by shrapnel and flying glass. … Later in the day, a Palestinian rocket scored a direct hit on a Sderot factory. Sderot is too close to the Gaza Strip for the Iron Dome anti-rocket shield to work effectively over it. In the...
  • California Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should 'respect' state marijuana laws

    11/11/2012 3:52:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Zack Colman
    Calif. Gov. Brown: DOJ, Obama should 'respect' state marijuana lawsBy Zack Colman - 11/11/12 10:12 AM ET California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said the federal government should let recently passed marijuana legalization laws stand in Colorado and Washington. “It’s time for the Justice Department to recognize the sovereignty of the states,” Brown said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “I believe the president and the Department of Justice ought to respect the will of these states.” Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use through ballot measures last week. But marijuana is still outlawed at the federal level, which...
  • Bob Woodward Shocker: There Is a Way to Raise Revenue AND Lower Tax Rates

    11/11/2012 3:49:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Stop the presses! Stop the presses! The Washington Post's Bob Woodward on The Chris Matthews Show Sunday not only called Democrat visions of balancing the budget by raising taxes on the rich a "fantasy," but he also said "there is a way to...raise more revenue and perhaps lower the rates" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bob Woodward Shocker: There Is a Way to Raise Revenue AND Lower Tax Rates BOB WOODWARD, WASHINGTON POST: But there's a fantasy element, unfortunately, in this, about the tax increases for the wealthy. It probably is sensible, good policy. It’s theology, as you know,...
  • REACHING OUT

    11/11/2012 3:44:20 PM PST · by 7thson · 81 replies
    Another question for Freepers. Specifically, Freepers who are black, Hispanic, and women. Before and since the last election, I keep hearing that the Republican Party needs to do a better job at reaching out towards blacks, Hispanics, and women. Also, the youth vote. My question - what is meant by reaching out? What precisously does the Republican Party need to say to these groups in order to get their votes? Are we suppose to outbid the Leftists?
  • Enough with the low Romney voter turnout! (Vanity)

    11/11/2012 3:40:41 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 20 replies
    There at at LEAST several million votes yet to be tabulated across the nation. At the timeof this post in CA alone there are around 3 million, in AZ around 400,000, many states across the nation are at 97, 96, 95 % of total votes reported short of 100%. http://www.examiner.com/article/three-million-votes-uncounted-california http://campverdebugleonline.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubsectionID=1&ArticleID=36491 http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/
  • New Details in Patraeus Scandal: Woman Who Received Threatening Emails Revealed

    11/11/2012 3:39:27 PM PST · by nuconvert · 82 replies
    -excerpt- Kelley alerted the FBI about the emails that appeared to be an attempt to blackmail Petraeus, which started the investigation, said the sources, who are close friends of the Petraeuses. In addition, the threatening emails might not have come from biographer Paula Broadwell, as widely reported. Kelley, a Tampa, Fla. resident who is married with three children, and sister Natalie are close friends of the Petraeus' and spent holidays together. And she was not having an affair with the retired, four-star Army general, sources close to the family tell Fox News.
  • Its Time to Bring Voting into the Modern Era of Real Time Transparency

    11/11/2012 3:34:33 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 20 replies
    4YourCountry ^ | 11/10/12 | 4yourcountry
    In a world of real time information why is our voting system so arcane? Why for example are election results held until after all voting is over? We have polls that suggest how we are going to vote, but in the 2012 election we learned that there are D+8 and R+2 models that reflect how many Republicans or Democrats are going to to vote. Why don't we provide the real answer in real time.
  • Schumer urges weather agency to keep Sandy labeled a tropical storm (insurance purposes)

    11/11/2012 3:28:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/12 | Zack Colman
    Schumer urges weather agency to keep Sandy labeled a tropical stormBy Zack Colman - 11/11/12 04:23 PM ET Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the federal weather agency to avoid labeling super-storm Sandy a hurricane because doing so would raise insurance deductibles. Schumer sent a letter Sunday to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and insurance companies warning that classifying Sandy as a hurricane could boost deductibles to $20,000, compared with $1,000 for a tropical storm. Schumer says insurers are seeking to have Sandy labeled a hurricane to cut their losses from the devastating natural disaster. “Today, we’ve sent...
  • Greeks angered by "princes of parliament" pay fight

    11/11/2012 3:27:58 PM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-11-12 | Michael Winfrey and Lefteris Papadimas
    When Greece's government pushed through a law last week aimed at slashing public wages and raising taxes, its biggest threat was not the firebrand opposition or the 100,000 protesters thronged at the gates of parliament. It was the assembly's workers themselves, a well-connected group that has long evoked disdain for enjoying the kind of lavish pay and benefits that have become emblematic of the public sector excess at the heart of Greece's debt crisis. The staff dispute that image. But, having discovered that a 500-odd page draft law of cost cuts and tax hikes included a last minute amendment giving...
  • Greta Van Susteren Scolds Katrina Vanden Heuvel for Taking Cheap Shot at Fox News

    11/11/2012 3:25:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | November 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Greta Van Susteren on ABC's This Week Sunday took exception with a cheap shot at Fox News from Nation magazine's Katrina vanden Heuvel. This came after vanden Heuvel said of former CIA director David Petraeus, "Don't forget that over at your network at Fox, he was your candidate for a while" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Greta Van Susteren Scolds Katrina Vanden Heuvel for Taking Cheap Shot at Fox News GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: It could create complications for President Obama as he puts together his national security team though. I want to put up a chart right now. We...
  • Obama hails veterans, pledges continued support

    11/11/2012 3:16:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 11, 2012 | Samson Reiny
    President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to mark the Veterans Day holiday on Sunday, declaring that soldiers' needs would be met even as the country winds down wars in the Middle East and Asia.
  • A time for courage, and action

    11/11/2012 3:07:39 PM PST · by diamond6 · 10 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | November 9, 2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    Mitt Romney wasn't a bad candidate. He ran a fairly strong race. He made a few errors. And he made many good moves. Certainly he was adequate. And he was probably the strongest Republican candidate among the primary field of contenders. That is, he was the best man available to run against Barack Obama. And he did a pretty good job. Obama on the other hand, was a horrible candidate. He was mean and vindictive. He was contemptuous and superficial. He ran on irrelevancies like abortion and a fictitious Republican war against women. He didn't give his supporters any reason...
  • State Department military liaison who sparked of Petraeus affair to FBI about 'jealous' mistress

    11/11/2012 3:04:36 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/12
    This is the woman who complained to the FBI about harassing emails from the mistress of Gen David Petraeus. Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Florida, is a State Department military liaison officer who appears to have a longstanding friendship with Petraeus, who quit as CIA director in disgrace last week. Mrs Kelley lives in a $1.2million house with her husband Scott, a surgeon, and their three children. She told agents that Paula Broadwell, the 40-year-old biographer who has been identified as the ex-CIA boss' mistress, sent her harassing emails telling her to 'back off' Petraeus. An online picture album posted...
  • MSNBC Guest Claims GOP 'Mini-Stimulus' Helped Obama Win

    11/11/2012 3:04:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | November 11, 2012 | Randy Hall
    The phrase that "success has many fathers" must have been on the mind of Joy-Ann Reid when the MSNBC contributor was a guest during Thursday's edition of the NOW with Alex Wagner program. While discussing the minimal impact that GOP SuperPACs apparently had on Tuesday's election, Reid nevertheless called the extra millions of dollars spent by those organizations a "mini-stimulus" that "actually boosted the economy slightly" and helped re-elect President Obama. The comment was made after the host stated: "I guess we're not going to see the end of the SuperPACs. What we may see is a 're-jiggered' SuperPAC" that...
  • Panetta: DOD moved quickly on Libya consulate attack (diverted nearby unarmed drone)

    11/11/2012 3:03:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/12 | KATE BRANNEN, DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Panetta: DOD moved quickly on Libya consulate attackBy KATE BRANNEN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN | 11/11/12 9:58 AM EST Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. military “did everything they were in position to do” about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. In a letter and timeline sent to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Panetta said the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate and nearby annex in Benghazi were over before U.S. forces could arrive. **SNIP** As Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has noted, “It was 9/11 everywhere...
  • Election triggers gun sales

    11/11/2012 3:01:18 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-11-12 | unattributed
    Gun manufacturer stocks are a hot commodity on Wall Street in the wake of Tuesday's election. Gun shop owners are reaping the benefits, too. Some are selling ten times what they normally do as customers load up. "Our ammo and our guns have literally been flying off the shelf," says Rich Chatmas, co-owner of The Gun Cleaners in Waco, Texas. It's been the trend at the gun shop, especially over the last two days. Customer Brian Richardson has been anticipating President Obama's re-election for months. "I was a little concerned, because I know that the current president is real big...
  • Minister: We'll Hit Them Till They Say 'Enough'

    11/11/2012 2:56:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    Minister Moshe Yaalon (Likud) said Sunday that Israel does not intend to maintain restraint in the face of the intense rocket attacks from Gaza. "If the terror organizations do not cease their fire we will be prepared to toughen our response as much as necessary, until they say 'enough!'," he said. "There is a complicated war here, and in the end we will finish it," he said. "This is not a one-off move. But we will put an end to it. We do not intend to maintain restraint because the situation is unbearable for us." "We will bring quiet to...
  • David Gregory Foolishly Equates Obama's Reelection 'Mandate' to Bush's

    11/11/2012 2:55:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Since election night, President Obama's fans in the media have been trying to establish his victory as giving him a mandate to enact his agenda. Doing his part Sunday was NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory (video follows with transcript and commentary): David Gregory Foolishly Equates Obama's Reelection Mandate to Bush's DAVID GREGORY: Yeah, I remember, Steve, President Bush, two days after the election, holding a press conference, the president will do it next week, but not immediately after the election, and he talked about how he viewed the mandate. This is what he said back in-- in 2004....
  • Probe into horrific home explosion in Indy could be lengthy (Homeland Security involved)

    11/11/2012 2:54:34 PM PST · by RummyChick · 74 replies
    wbst.com ^ | 11/11 | wbst.com
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The investigation into an explosion on the south side of Indianapolis could take weeks, an official with Citizens Energy said on Sunday. Two people were killed, and more than a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed after a large explosion rocked a south side neighborhood late Saturday night. The Indianapolis Fire Department says the explosion happened in the 8400 block of Fieldfare Way, which is in a subdivision just off of Sherman Avenue south of Stop 11 Road. Citizens Energy shut off gas to all the homes in the subdivision and investigated potential gas issues in the...
  • Intel will end support for Oregon Boy Scouts over Scouts' policy on gays

    11/11/2012 2:28:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 51 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 11/11/12 | Mike Rogoway
    Boy Scouts in Oregon have few benefactors more generous than Intel, which has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs over the past few years. . . The donations, though, are now drying up. They're a casualty of a change in Intel's requirements -- which attaches a nondiscrimination pledge to the donation.
  • REPORT: DOJ KNEW OF BROADWELL INVESTIGATION FOR MONTHS

    11/11/2012 2:25:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/11/2012 | by LIBERTY CHICK
    As new information emerges regarding Friday’s resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, not only does the story begin to crystallize, but so does the timeline of the FBI investigation that sparked it. In light of the news that officials in the Department of Justice apparently knew about the investigation for months, it now appears that they may have prolonged the release of information to appropriate parties, including to the director of national intelligence. Details surfaced late Friday that the woman with whom Petraeus engaged in an affair was in fact his biographer, Paula Broadwell. Ultimately, it was the harassing emails...
  • Liberal groups urge MA delegation to avoid slashing social services while working on fiscal cliff

    11/11/2012 2:09:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 23 replies
    — On Thursday, a crowd of around 250 people gathered at a public library in the urban neighborhood of Roxbury. They were brought together by unions and community organizing groups. One woman addressed the crowd in Spanish; many talked about their experiences on Medicare or Social Security. They held signs reading: “The people have spoken. Protect services” and “Raise revenue.” Congress this week will begin to debate how to address the “fiscal cliff” – the expiration of several tax cuts at the end of the year at the same time as major cuts to domestic and military spending, referred to...
  • Department Of Homeland Security To Scan Payment Cards At Borders And Airports

    11/11/2012 2:03:57 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/07/12 | Jon Matonis
    Enforceability falls to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection both within the Department of Homeland Security, which is already developing advanced handheld card readers that can ascertain whether a traveler is carrying a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card. This differentiation is important because only prepaid card balances will need to be added to declaration report forms.
  • Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help (Classified pillow talk?)

    11/11/2012 2:03:04 PM PST · by barryobi · 76 replies
    israel national news ^ | 11/10/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11 Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell," now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack. Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox...
  • Drifting Fish Farm Yields First Harvest in US Waters [environmentally sustainable fish farming]

    11/11/2012 1:58:15 PM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    sustainablebrands.com ^ | March 1, 2012 | Bart King
    A Hawaii-based company harvested fish for the first time from an unanchored drifter pen, that has been riding eddies in the open ocean 3 to 75 miles offshore of the Big Island of Hawaii. The harvest from the Velella Research Project completes the grow-out cycle of sashimi-grade fish in a method that Kampachi Farms says is more sustainable than fixed-location farms close to shore. "This final harvest far surpassed our expectations," said Neil Anthony Sims, Co-CEO of Kampachi Farms. "The fish thrived in the research net pen far from shore, with phenomenal growth rates and superb fish health... and without...
  • Senators propose comprehensive immigration changes

    11/11/2012 1:47:23 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 11, 2012 | MICHELE SALCEDO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the United States. Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who promoted similar proposals on separate Sunday news shows said that no path to citizenship would be available until the country's borders were secure.
  • Obama Administration Facing Massive Federal Lawsuit

    11/11/2012 1:31:17 PM PST · by Victor · 51 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | 11/7/2012 | Sean Franciso
    A lawsuit seeking the return of $43 trillion (with a “t”) and an audit of all the TARP programs by an independent receiver has been filed against senior members of the Obama Administration and the New York group known as the “Banksters”. The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch is reporting that the Spire Law Group, LLP has moved its mass tort action into the federal court in Brooklyn, New York. In this District Court lawsuit (Case No. 12-cv-04269-JBW-RML), the Spire Law Group, LLP is acting on the behalf of homeowners across the country seeking to halt all foreclosures nationwide until the...
  • Is This The 'Other' Other Woman? Petraeus knows

    11/11/2012 1:23:35 PM PST · by barryobi · 102 replies
    Pic at link. In this article the name is spelled KELLY, but that is just a misspelling. If you good her husband, his name is Dr. Scott Kelley with the extra 'e'
  • President Obama Announces Plans to Fund "Tower of Babel" Construction Project (Shovel Ready)

    11/11/2012 1:21:24 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 10 replies
    myself | November 11, 2012 | broken_arrow1
    President Obama held a news conference this morning to announce the creation of a new shovel-ready jobs program - "The New Tower of Babel" project. Obama petitioned Congress to fund the massive stimulus funded construction project to help create jobs in the face of the massive layoffs that have poured in since the outcome of the presidential election. House Minority Leader John Boehner agreed to sit down with the president to discuss the merits of the project and the proposed stimulus spending. "President Obama won re-election and we are eager to demonstrate that Republicans are onboard, and to demonstrate bipartisanship...
  • Beyond Petraeus Biographer’s TV Interviews, a Family-Focused Life

    11/11/2012 1:19:01 PM PST · by billorites · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 11, 2012 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — Paula Broadwell became a fixture around the Kabul headquarters of the American-led coalition in Afghanistan soon after Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed command in June 2010. She was seen as ambitious and as a striver who aimed to join Washington’s national security elite, and she drew resentment from officers for playing up her connection to their boss. In television interviews, Ms. Broadwell — a Petraeus biographer whose affair with him led to his resignation on Friday as director of the central intelligence — appears assertive and confident, appearing on “The Daily Show” sporting bare, toned arms that have...
  • How Conservatives Can Win in Blue-State America: Lessons from South Africa's Opposition

    11/11/2012 1:18:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 11, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The new conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the 2012 elections is that Republicans face two challenges: first, that the United States is no longer a center-right nation, but a center-left one; second, that the country’s demographic shift away from whites will make it tougher for Republicans to win votes. The proposed solution is that Republicans must compromise on the party’s core policies, from immigration to taxation to social issues. The conventional wisdom is wrong. I once worked in South Africa for a centrist party, the Democratic Alliance, which faced the same challenges as Republicans do, only far more extreme....
  • Officials Allowed Usher to Skip Voting Line

    11/11/2012 12:52:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 09, 2012
    Nov 9, 2012 Officials Allowed Usher to Skip Voting Line Who knew “My Way” translated to the voting booth? Usher upset more than a few Georgia voters when he bypassed long waits at the polls Tuesday, and election officials are defending their decision to let the R&B singer cut the line. Fulton County election officials told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV that Usher (full name: Usher Raymond IV) was escorted to the front of the line at his Roswell, Ga. polling place to minimize distractions. They said that after Usher’s team notified them of the singer’s intent to vote in person,...
  • Porn producers in uproar over new L.A. health ordinance

    11/11/2012 12:48:30 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 9, 2012 | JOHANNA DASTEEL
    LOS ANGELES, November 9, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A referendum passed on Tuesday is drawing attention to the unhealthy conditions of the pornography industry—and how pornographers profit by placing young people at risk of diseases from syphilis to AIDS. On November 6th, Los Angeles County voters passed a referendum requiring pornographers to wear condoms to cut an outbreak of disease. Critics say porn producers, who make $14 billion a year, put money over safety by insisting that sex scenes with condoms don’t sell.  The industry threatened to move its studios, 90 percent of the which are located in the San Fernando...
  • If I Were the Devil - by PAUL HARVEY audio restored (1965)

    11/11/2012 12:39:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/23/2012 | Paul Harvey
    (WORDS on screen - AUDIO repaired) Long time radio newsman/commentator Paul Harvey created the original of this homily around 1965. It was updated as the years went by and therefore versions of it vary over time. It is a warning to America about its own decay. This audio has been corrected for proper speed and pitch and is good as I can make it at this time. Unfortunately, phasing and background noise persist.
  • Fiscal cliff blues may lead to market correction

    11/11/2012 12:32:26 PM PST · by John W · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Reuters
    Wall Street's post-election sell-off may gather steam in the coming weeks as worries mount about the looming fiscal cliff and technical weakness suggests a possible correction ahead. The benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 closed below its 200-day moving average - a measure of the market's long-term trend - on Thursday for the first time in five months, and ended below it again on Friday. More than half of the Dow components are trading below key technical levels. "I don't think you have to panic here, but I think you really want to be looking for the market to move lower...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval 53% (-2)

    11/11/2012 12:23:28 PM PST · by Arthurio · 34 replies
    Sunday, November 11, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 53% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) at least somewhat disapprove That is the president’s highest job approval rating since July 2009 (see trends). Ninety-three percent (93%) of Democrats approve while 88% of Republicans disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 45% approve and 50% disapprove. Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Check out our review of last week’s key polls to see “What They...
  • Petraeus to Try to ‘Put Life Back Together’ Before Any Benghazi Testimony

    11/11/2012 12:16:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 262 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/11/12 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said he’s spoken to former CIA Director David Petraeus about still testifying on the Benghazi attack — and the answer is not now. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said on ABC’s This Week this morning that his committee wasn’t told about the Petraeus investigation — reportedly centering around his mistress and emails — until Friday, when the general’s resignation was announced. “He and I have already had a conversation. You know, he’s trying to put his life back together right now and that’s what he needs to focus on,” Chambliss said in regard...
  • The most important people in society

    11/11/2012 12:08:44 PM PST · by pieceofthepuzzle · 5 replies
    I was thinking about Veteran's Day, where we are as a country, and those who died to protect what we are now squandering away. I started thinking about those who really are the most important people in our society - the ones who make the most difference and whose jobs mater the most. My conclusion - soldiers. The least important and easiest to find - politicians and entertainers. Thought this was an appropriate topic to discuss, given that we are now living under the umbrella of political celebrities, media celebrities, entertainment industry celebrities, etc.
  • Libs call for boycott of Papa John’s as CEO anticipates cut in workers’ hours

    Yesterday Twitchy reported that the unhinged Left was targeting Applebee’s because one monstrous franchisee may implement a hiring freeze to deal with the financial realities of Obamacare. Today, the target is Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter.
  • The Broader Implications of the Petraeus Resignation: Personal Behavior and Public Office

    11/11/2012 12:02:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 11, 2012 | Barry Rubin
    General David Petraeus was the hero of the winning surge in Iraq. But he also has the distinction of becoming America’s first politically correct field commander. His strategy in Afghanistan was in line with that of the Obama administration by putting the emphasis on winning Muslim hearts and minds as a higher priority than military victories or even at times the safety of American soldiers. There’s a reason why President Barack Obama made him CIA director. Leaving aside the question of the resignation’s relationship to the Benghazi debacle, in some ways, his fall is more discouraging than the election results....
  • The Koch Brothers Turn On Chris Christie and Warn Him About Setting Up Obamacare

    11/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politics USA ^ | November 11th, 2012
    The Koch Brothers think-tank, Americans for Prosperity, handed down a warning to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for not rejecting provisions in the ACA to submit health insurance exchange plans ahead of the health law’s full implementation. Republicans were already furious with Christie for praising President Obama’s rapid response to the super-storm Sandy that ravaged parts of the East Coast last week, and now the Koch Brothers are pressuring him to reject a New Jersey exchange bill to rebuff the ACA’s requirement before a November 16 cutoff date for states to set up health insurance exchanges. If states fail to...
  • The Voters who stayed Home (bitter pill: Republicans re-elected Obama)

    11/11/2012 11:27:31 AM PST · by pabianice · 261 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/10/12 | McCarthy
    The key to understanding the 2012 election is simple: A huge slice of the electorate stayed home. The punditocracy — which is more of the ruling class than an eye on the ruling class — has naturally decided that this is because Republicans are not enough like Democrats: They need to play more identity politics (in particular, adopt the Left’s embrace of illegal immigration) in order to be viable. But the story is not about who voted; it is about who didn’t vote. In truth, millions of Americans have decided that Republicans are not a viable alternative because they are...
  • Concealed Carry Referendum Passes In Ten Illinois Counties

    11/11/2012 11:25:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | NA
    SPRINGFIELD, IL (IRN) - The point man for “concealed carry” in Illinois is somewhat encouraged by the results of advisory votes in 10 counties Tuesday. “I think it shows the frustration that people have with the lack of advancement on the issue with the legislature,” says Todd Vandermyde, lobbyist for the National Rifle Association in Illinois. While some would say an advisory referendum carries no weight, Vandermyde disagrees, saying it spotlights the Chicago and suburbs vs. Downstate divide on concealed carry. He says he’s awaiting the results of a federal court case which could strengthen concealed carry as a right,...