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  • OBAMA WON'T FIGHT FOR GAY MARRIAGE HIS SECOND TERM

    11/11/2012 6:02:36 PM PST · by cruise_missile · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 11, 2012 | Robert Bigelow
    Barack Obama isn’t exactly famous for his loyalty; he has a history of jettisoning people once they’ve outlived their usefulness to him. This time, it’s the gay community. On Friday, Obama told an MTV audience that he would not fight for gay marriage his second term, intoning that “it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform.” Here’s the kicker; realizing that some states are now endorsing gay marriage, Obama suddenly became a champion of states’ rights, asserting, “For us to try to legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go.” When...
  • Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on

    11/11/2012 5:58:16 PM PST · by jackmercer · 70 replies
    "Rove is pondering new missions for Crossroads to address weaknesses laid bare by the GOP’s back-to-back failures to win the White House and the fact that the party fell short when expected to win back the Senate." "Where until now it battled only in general elections and against Democrats, Crossroads is considering whether to start picking sides in Republican primaries. The idea would be to boost the candidate it deems most electable and avoid nominating the kind of flawed and extreme ones who cost the party what should otherwise have been easy Senate wins in Florida, Missouri and Indiana." "That,...
  • Unlicensed To Kill ( SF sanctuary-city )

    11/11/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | Debra Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic, when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers. Rosenberg sees his son's death as highly preventable. Five months earlier, San Francisco police stopped...
  • 6 lingering questions about the exit of Gen. David Petraeus

    11/11/2012 5:46:26 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and JOSH GERSTEIN
    Resignations over scandals often raise more questions than they answer, and that’s true of Gen. David Petraeus’s abrupt exit from the Central Intelligence Agency. Some have already been put to rest: Paula Broadwell, the co-author of “All In: The Education of David Petraeus,” has been identified as the woman at the center of the FBI email probe that ultimately toppled him. But many questions remain. Here are POLITICO’s six most important: 1. Why resign now? The Obama administration’s first sex scandal exploded just three days after the president was reelected at the end of a hard-fought campaign and just days...
  • Hipsters on Food Stamps

    11/11/2012 5:42:54 PM PST · by huac · 211 replies
    http://www.salon.com ^ | MAR 15, 2010 | JENNIFER BLEYER
    "...Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric...Magida, a 30-year-old art school graduate...she’s used her $150 in monthly benefits for things like fresh produce, raw honey and fresh-squeezed juices from markets near her house in the neighborhood of Hampden, and soy meat alternatives and gourmet ice cream from a Whole Foods a few miles away..."
  • No Fiscal honeymoon for president Obama [Congress Shouldn't Give Him One Either!]

    11/11/2012 5:40:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/7/12
    The newly re-elected US President Barack Obama will need to quickly secure agreement on avoiding the 'fiscal cliff' and raising the debt ceiling following Tuesday's elections, Fitch Ratings says. The economic policy challenge facing the President is to put in place a credible deficit-reduction plan necessary to underpin economic recovery and confidence in the full faith and credit of the US. Resolution of these fiscal policy choices would likely result in the US retaining its 'AAA' status from Fitch. As reflected in the Negative Outlook on the rating, failure to avoid the fiscal cliff and raise the debt ceiling in...
  • Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and ‘Loons and Wackos’ of Conservative Base

    11/11/2012 5:33:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 77 replies
    Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and ‘Loons and Wackos’ of Conservative Base By Brent Baker Created 11/11/2012 - 6:01pm Sunday’s Meet the Press featured a panel of five, none of them conservative (Congressman-elect Joaquín Castro, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and NBC’s Chuck Todd), to assess why Mitt Romney lost and “the future of the GOP.” And they agreed conservatives are the problem. Todd, NBC’s political director, decided the GOP has become “a coalition of special interest forces” and fretted “the leaders in Washington can’t control the special...
  • Ron Paul: A New Beginning

    11/11/2012 5:29:55 PM PST · by Renfield · 151 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 11-11-2012 | Ron Paul (Via Tyler Durden)
    America is over $16 trillion in debt. The “official” unemployment rate still hovers around 8%. Our federal government claims the right to spy on American citizens, indefinitely detain them, and even assassinate them without trial. Domestic drones fly over the country for civilian surveillance. Twelve million fewer Americans voted in 2012 than in 2008, yet political pundits scratch their heads. It’s not hard to see why, though. To go along with endorsing a never-ending policy of bailouts, “stimulus packages,” and foreign military adventurism, the establishment of neither major party questions the assaults on Americans’ liberties I’ve named above. As my...
  • Prepare for Demise of California; Liberals Will Get All the Government (and Tax Hikes) They Want

    11/11/2012 5:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mike Shedlock
    On Tuesday voters in California went the wrong way on three propositions. Voters approved Proposition 30 "temporarily" increasing the state sales tax and income tax on individuals making over $250,000. They voted against Proposition 31 that would allow the governor to cut the budget in fiscal emergencies. They voted against Proposition 32 would prevent unions from making campaign donations via members' dues. Moreover, and worse yet, Democrats picked up two more votes in the state legislature giving them a supermajority, capable of passing any tax hikes they want. Those results are so awful I suggest you prepare for the demise...
  • Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create...

    11/11/2012 5:25:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    We petition the obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government. The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect...
  • Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

    11/11/2012 5:22:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 138 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/12/2012 | Rachel Alexander
    There were many factors that hurt Mitt Romney and favored Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. The Democrats portrayed Romney in the worst light possible; as a wealthy, out of touch millionaire who wanted to return women to the 1800's. The left wing media predictably did everything it could to perpetuate that false caricature. Obama's race was an advantage; voters of all persuasions, particularly minorities, still cannot get over the allure of the first black president. The 47% of Americans on welfare were predisposed to vote for the food stamp president over Romney, wanting the free goodies to keep...
  • Lockheed Martin Exec Who Followed Admin Lead on WARN Act Resigns Due to Affair

    11/11/2012 5:17:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/12/2012 | Bridget Johnson
    The CEO-in-waiting of the defense contractor who declined to issue WARN Act layoff notices on the urging of the Obama administration — sequestration-related notices mandated by law that would have gone out just before the election — has resigned, citing an affair. Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, today resigned from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately, Lockheed Martin announced. Kubasik was set to become CEO in January. He “resigned after an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee. His actions violated the company’s Code of Ethics and...
  • Austin school district cancels UT play about same-sex penguin parents

    11/11/2012 5:15:56 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    statesman.com ^ | 9 Nov. 2012 | Jody Serrano
    A University of Texas play about two male penguin parents has ruffled feathers at the Austin school district, prompting the cancellation of 10 scheduled performances at Austin elementary schools. Written by UT theater graduate student Emily Freeman, “And Then Came Tango” is a play about Roy and Silo, real penguins at New York’s Central Park Zoo who were given a fertilized egg and raised the hatchling, Tango, together. UT students first performed the play for second-graders at Lee Elementary School in Central Austin in October. District officials raised concerns about age appropriateness and suspended the play, finally canceling it at...
  • White House Plans Public Appeal on Deficit ["Aggressive Public Campaign" For Obama Agenda]

    11/11/2012 5:12:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | November 11, 2012 | DAMIAN PALETTA AND JANET HOOK
    White House Plans Public Appeal on Deficit BY DAMIAN PALETTA AND JANET HOOK WASHINGTON—The White House plans an aggressive public campaign to build support for its approach to reduce the deficit through tax increases and spending cuts, a sharp contrast to its private talks with Republicans that faltered last year. President Barack Obama will meet with labor leaders Tuesday and a number of chief executives on Wednesday, in an effort to solidify backing for his proposals. Both groups carry sway with different segments of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Mr. Obama also plans to travel outside of Washington to try and...
  • Mitch McConnell: Sen. Schumer's 'On Another Planet'

    11/11/2012 5:11:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 11, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal interviewed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who talked tough. "I am not willing to raise taxes to turn off the sequester. Period." He said Sen. Chuck Schumer is "on another planet" to think Republicans would just raise tax rates and close loopholes. Moore noted this is a negotiating position. “This isn't to say that next week, when the lame-duck congressional session begins to negotiate some kind of budget solution, taxes are off the table. Mr. McConnell is a realist.” And Obama will come looking to strike deals with moderate Republicans: It isn't at...
  • Hamas: No Compromises With Israel on Anything, Ever

    11/11/2012 5:07:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/12 | David Lev
    In response to statements by Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas that he would not demand the “right of return” for PA Arabs to the homes that their grandparents and great-grandparents abandoned in the State of Israel – statements Abbas later reneged on – Hamas has issued its own document on the matter. Even if the PA as a matter of policy were to agree not to demand that nearly all the Jews of Israel be thrown out of their homes to accommodate the descendants of “refugees,” Hamas said it wold never agree to such a plan – and any concessions...
  • Conservatives, We are not outnumbered.

    11/11/2012 5:06:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2012 | Brian T. Carter
    There are at least three options in how conservatives respond to the election results: First, conservatives can take the Tucker Carlson, David Frum, and Bill Kristol approach by nominating even more moderate Republicans and shamelessly pandering to disparate constituent groups, hoping to cobble together a larger coalition than liberals. ...and toward what end? Abandoning core principles can only undermine conservatives' credibility, and liberals will just choose to demonize right-leaning candidates on other issues. Even if the cave and pander strategy is successful, then what is the difference between the parties? What is achieved? A variation on this approach is to...
  • Jesus Christ 'Should Be Downplayed In School' [MultiCulturalism's End Game!]

    11/11/2012 5:04:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 09, 2012 | Graeme Paton
    Jesus Christ 'Should Be Downplayed In School' Schools should downgrade Christianity in assemblies for a more “inclusive” multi-faith approach, say religious education advisors. By Graeme Paton 09 Nov 2012 Teachers should no longer be expected to “accord a special status to Jesus Christ” as part of traditional acts of collective worship for pupils, it was claimed. Guidance sent out to local committees – established to determine RE in communities across England – called for a focus on a “wide range of religious traditions” such as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. By law, conventional state schools are required to stage daily...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Veterans Day 2012 ~ 12 November 2012

    11/11/2012 5:03:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 86 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
         ~ The FReeper Canteen Remembers ~   ~ Veterans Day 2012 ~   Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former service members properly.  Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during...
  • Doug Thompson, founder of Capital Hill Blue, in critical condition

    11/11/2012 5:00:35 PM PST · by AppyPappy · 28 replies
    Doug Thompson, who many of us old-timers remember from the Clinton years, is in critical condition after hitting a cow while Doug was riding his motorcycle. Doug was a player in the anti-Clinton campaign with his website Capital Hill Blue. CHB was frequently cited on FreeRepublic during those years. He has since become a big broken-glass Democrat and retired to Floyd County to pursue photography.