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  • Budget cutters target ObamaCare subsidies as fiscal cliff approaches? (Subsidies $90,000 earners?)

    11/12/2012 8:51:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    We are less than 50 days away from the fiscal cliff, and Congress returns to Washington today with a mission to avoid a fiscal and economic crisis that would easily spin the country into a new recession. Peter Ferrara blasts Obamanomics in general at Forbes today, but also explains the stakes involved for the lame-duck session: Last year I wrote a short book for Encounter called “Obama and the Crash of 2013.” I predicted then that Obama’s policies of increased top tax rates for nearly all major federal taxes, soaring new regulatory burdens, and loose, cheap dollar monetary policies, would...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Obamugabe at -3]

    11/12/2012 8:46:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 12, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 54% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) at least somewhat disapprove. That is the presidents highest job approval rating since July 2009
  • Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots

    11/12/2012 8:46:40 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    wsj ^ | November 11, 2012 | SUSAN CAREY, JACK NICAS and ANDY PASZTOR
    U.S. airlines are facing what threatens to be their most serious pilot shortage since the 1960s, with higher experience requirements for new hires about to take hold just as the industry braces for a wave of retirements. Federal mandates taking effect next summer will require all newly hired pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of prior flight experiencesix times the current minimumraising the cost and time to train new fliers in an era when pay cuts and more-demanding schedules already have made the profession less attractive. Meanwhile, thousands of senior pilots at major airlines soon will start hitting the...
  • Are Obama Voters Smarter Than Romney Voters?

    11/12/2012 8:43:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/11/12 | Robert Lichter
    A posting on Gizmodo, a technology weblog that is part of the Gawker Media network, has drawn a lot of attention with a post that purports to show that educated people (and by implication smart people) were more likely to vote for Obama. Titled The Effect of College Education On the Presidential Election, it consists mainly of a graphic showing that the ten best educated states in the country (as measured by the percentage of residents over age 25 with bachelor degrees) all voted for Obama, while nine of the ten worst educated states voted for Romney. Gizmodo editor Jose...
  • Overland Park gun law creates an absurd tangle

    11/12/2012 8:35:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 11 November, 2012 | MARY SANCHEZ
    How much sense does this make? And if you have any common sense, youll answer none. An 18-year-old can openly carry a loaded gun in Overland Park without going through background checks by the state or additional firearms safety training required for concealed carry. But a person 21 or older would have to jump through such training and safety hoops to conceal and carry. Yes, the younger, more likely less mature gun owner is freer to pack heat openly. Its the latest twist for Overland Park around the contentious open-carry gun law. A 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday of the citys...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 12,2012

    11/12/2012 8:32:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 12,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans

    11/12/2012 8:26:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jack Cashill
    <p>A score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans allegedly "missing" at the polls this year. For starters, if the Washington Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million. For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008.</p>
  • Drilling boom, looming retirements create a need for energy workers

    11/12/2012 8:25:30 AM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 12, 2012 | Jeannie Kever
    The future looks bright, but Hector Rivero is worried. The demand for energy workers is up, driven by the shale oil and gas boom and the coming surge of retiring baby boomers, which could force some companies to replace up to half of their workers within the next 15 years. That means a need for everything from technicians and maintenance workers to engineers and CEOs. Its a good problem to have, said Rivero, president of the Texas Chemical Council. But were concerned. We see challenges in the education system. He thinks the states emphasis on academics over vocational education has...
  • U.S. to become biggest oil producer and energy independent

    11/12/2012 8:19:49 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 12,2012 | Mark Thompson
    The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer before 2020, and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency. The recent resurgence in oil and gas production, and efforts to make the transport sector more efficient, are radically reshaping the nation's energy market, reported Paris-based IEA in its World Energy Outlook. North America would become a net exporter of oil around 2030, the global organization said. "The United States, which currently imports around 20% of its total energy needs, becomes all but self sufficient in...
  • U.S. officials look for recruits to form Libyas new army

    11/12/2012 8:18:05 AM PST · by CondorFlight · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Nov. 7, 2012 | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI
    U.S. officials in Libya have begun to look for recruits whom they plan to train to form Libya's new army, a former commander of Libyan rebels who toppled Muammar Qaddafi said on Tuesday. ----- A team of about 10 Americans from the embassy in Tripoli visited a paramilitary base in the eastern city of Benghazi 10 days ago to interview and get to know potential recruits, according to militia commander Fathi al-Obeidi. The American team asked us for a tour of our base and we granted them permission to walk around freely, he told Reuters. They stood with many of...
  • Few rape kits tested in Colorado; Police say it's not necessary, victims think otherwise

    11/12/2012 8:14:47 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Denver News Channel 7 ^ | 11/11/2012 | Keli Rabon
    Colorado police departments are collecting hundreds of rape kits, but a CALL7 Investigation found many of those are not tested. And experts and victims tell us that is a problem because those kits may allow police to identify serial rapists by putting any DNA into a national database. Kelly Binder says she was drugged and raped two years ago by a man she met at a bar in downtown Denver. She is upset police didn't test her rape kit because she is concerned her attacker could still be raping other people. ... Binder feels like she's been victimized twice --...
  • The Real Lesson of the Election (Indiana Tells Us More About America's Future Than Ohio)

    11/12/2012 8:12:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jack Cashill
    Each year I drive across the eastern half of the country twice, including the states of Ohio and Indiana. Without benefit of signage it would be hard to tell them apart. Each has an industrial base in the north and a heartland dedicated largely to agriculture. Each state is 86 percent white and has a Republican governor. Over the last 25 years, I think I have stopped at every McDonald's on 1-70 and 1-71, and the service is uniformly upbeat and amiable along the whole route. In 2008 both states voted for Barack Obama for president, Ohio by four percent,...
  • Petraeus Affair Known About Since Summer

    11/12/2012 8:08:55 AM PST · by Qbert · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | NOV 12, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    The New York Times reports that the Petraeus affair has been known about since the summer: WASHINGTON High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday. But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did...
  • Kristol: It won't kill us if we raise taxes on millionaires (Shut Up Bill!)

    11/12/2012 8:07:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    This is called surrendering before the war starts: Conservative commentator and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Sunday the Republican Party should accept new ideas, including the much-criticized suggestion by Democrats that taxes be allowed to go up on the wealthy. ***** "It won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "It really won't, I don't think. I don't really understand why Republicans don't take Obama's offer." "Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic...
  • Queens gas-station owner spills on shortage and line lunacy

    11/12/2012 8:02:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/12/2012 | The Gas Man
    A Queens gas-station owner says the fuel shortage could be fixed instantly if panicky drivers calmed down and hoarders, profiteers and scammers were stopped. In the two weeks since Hurricane Sandy, hes been cursed at, spit on and nearly punched in the face by motorists. Fearing reprisals from his supplier, he requested anonymity to relate his experiences from the front lines of the fuel lines to The Posts Kathianne Boniello. New Yorkers, stop being stupid. Ive never seen such incredible selfishness in my entire life. This fuel shortage is bringing out the worst in people. At first, I set a...
  • Republicans in Congress should let Obama have his way

    11/12/2012 8:02:13 AM PST · by newgeezer · 69 replies
    RedState.com ^ | November 7th, 2012 at 01:58 AM | Mike DeVine
    The only hope for an America that would reward such epic failure by re-electing Obama and a Democratic Senate, is to accelerate their re-education in the consequences of liberal Democrat economic policies. Speaker John Boehner should announce that he has heard the voice of the people and will honor that voice by letting the Presidents agenda be fully enacted so that there will be no doubt who owns the economy. We cant obstruct enough to make a difference in the natural outcome of events, so why strain at gnats? Let us make clear that we are doing this out of...
  • With Obamacare now a reality, employers choose strategies

    11/12/2012 8:01:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | KARA SPAK
    Obamacares coming. Love it or hate it, President Barack Obamas re-election Tuesday cleared the last major hurdle toward implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Businesses are being forced to take a fast and hard look at how to handle the shift in health-care benefits and potential costs that are part of the law that goes fully into effect in 14 months. This is here to stay, said J.D. Piro, a senior vice president at Aon Hewitt who leads the companys health law consulting group. Ive been saying for a couple of years this is by and large an...
  • The Hispanic Vote in Presidential Elections, 1980-2012

    11/12/2012 7:58:29 AM PST · by ReaganberAlles · 18 replies
    --1980 Jimmy Carter, 56% Ronald Reagan, 35% +21 --1984 Walter Mondale, 61% Ronald Reagan, 37% +24 --1988 Michael Dukakis, 69% George H.W. Bush, 30% +39 --1992 Bill Clinton, 61% George H.W. Bush, 25% +36 --1996 Bill Clinton, 72% Bob Dole, 21% +51 --2000 Al Gore, 62% George W. Bush, 35% +27 --2004 John Kerry, 58% George W. Bush, 40% +18 --2008 Barack Obama, 67% John McCain, 31% +36 --2012 Barack Obama, 71% Mitt Romney, 27% +44
  • Destroy the idols, Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids

    11/12/2012 7:52:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/12/2012 | By AL ARABIYA
    An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week. Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such idols. All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues, he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by...
  • HUSSMAN: After The Recent Market Dive, The Market Is Set Up To Tank Some More

    11/12/2012 7:45:51 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-11-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    HUSSMAN: After The Recent Market Dive, The Market Is Set Up To Tank Some More Joe WeisenthalNov. 12, 2012, 8:39 AM In his latest note, fund manager John Hussman says that even after the market decline the market is primed to fall some more. In mid-September, our estimates of prospective market return/risk dropped to the lowest figure weve observed in a century of market history (see Low Water Mark). That week turned out to be the high of the recent bull market, though its certainly too early to establish whether that was the ultimate peak. During the recent correction, Ive...
  • CIA denies Broadwell claim of secret prison in Benghazi annex

    11/12/2012 7:34:18 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    HotAir ^ | November 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This seems like a pretty good reason to push the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell affair from a boys-club peccadillo into a resignation-worthy event. According to a transcript of a speech by Broadwell at the University of Denver the week before the election, Broadwell told an audience that the reason for the September 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate was neither a YouTube video nor a celebration of the anniversary of 9/11, but a prison escape for jihadis secretly held by the CIA in its nearby annex. Late last night, the CIA denied this report of a secret prison in its now-abandoned...
  • Israel Army Scores 'Direct Hits' On Syrian Source Of Mortars Fired Into Golan Heights

    11/12/2012 7:32:30 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-11-2012 | Agence France Presse
    Israel Army Scores 'Direct Hits' On Syrian Source Of Mortars Fired Into Golan Heights Agence France PresseNovember 11, 2012 Israeli troops fired tank shells into Syria on Monday in retaliation for a mortar round that struck near an army post in the Golan Heights, scoring "direct hits" on the source of the fire, the army said. "A short while ago, a mortar shell hit an open area in the vicinity of an IDF (army) post in the central Golan Heights, as part of the internal conflict inside Syria, causing no damage or injuries," it said. "In response, IDF soldiers fired...
  • The Way Forward [Republicans Do Not Need to Radically Change]

    11/12/2012 7:32:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority. The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented and socially conservative (on abortion, for example). The principal reason they go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigrants. In securing the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney made the strategic error of (unnecessarily) going to the right of Rick Perry. Romney could never successfully tack back. For...
  • Democrats Better Start Soul Searching

    11/12/2012 7:28:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | November 11, 2012 | Abe Greenwald
    Barack Obama ushered in Americas first large-scale experiment in personality-cult politics. The experiment continues apace. Obama got reelected because he enjoys a degree of personal popularity disconnected from his record. No modern president has ever been returned to office with employment figures and right-rack-wrong-track numbers as poor as those Obama has achieved. Obama couldnt run on his record, which proved to be no problemAmericans didnt vote on his record. According to exit polls, 77 percent of voters said the economy is bad and only 25 percent said theyre better off than they were four years ago. But since six in...
  • Australia Orders Federal Child Sex Abuse Inquiry - (Catholic Church)

    11/12/2012 7:26:47 AM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2012 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    Australia Orders Federal Child Sex Abuse Inquiry By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press SYDNEY November 12, 2012 (AP) Australia's prime minister ordered a federal inquiry Monday into allegations of child sex abuse in state and religious institutions and community groups following a string of sexual abuse accusations against priests and claims of a Catholic Church cover-up. (snip) Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox, who spent years investigating abuse allegations in the Hunter region, said the church destroyed evidence, silenced victims and shuffled around accused priests in a bid to cover up abuse. There have been hundreds of allegations of abuse by priests...
  • Voice of Sesame Street's 'Elmo' accused of affair with underaged teen

    11/12/2012 7:25:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | DAVID K. LI
    The man who voices beloved childrens character Elmo took a leave of absence, after he was accused of having an affair with an underaged boy, Sesame Street officials said today. The allegations against Kevin Clash, 52, go back seven years and the puppeteer said he needed a break from work to fight the allegations.
  • 'The truth will come out': Father claims her affair is part of bigger scandal [Petraeus]

    11/12/2012 7:23:06 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 153 replies
    Daily Mail | 11/12/12
    The father of David Petraeus' mistress Paula Broadwell has defended his daughter today as an 'exceptional person', saying he supports her 100 per cent after details of her sordid affair with the decorated general were made public. General Petraeus's relationship with Broadwell, his biographer, was revealed on Friday after an FBI investigation which suspected corruption between the pair. Broadwell's father Paul Kranz, a retired high school basketball coach, suggested that the explosive revelations that led to Petraeus resigning as CIA director, have been used to cover up a bigger scandal.
  • The 2012 Lame Duck Session is Here

    11/12/2012 7:20:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    It's been nearly a week since Barack Obama was re-elected president and today the 2012 lame duck session officially begins as the fiscal cliff looms. —The expiration of Bush-era tax cuts on income, investments, married couples and families with children and inheritances. —A $55 billion, 9 percent cut to the Pentagon next year and another $55 billion in cuts to domestic programs, including a 2 percent cut to Medicare providers. —The expiration of unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless and a sharp cut in reimbursements for doctors participating in Medicare. —The expiration of Obama's temporary 2 percentage point cut in...
  • No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles

    11/12/2012 7:18:19 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 12, 2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on. A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals." Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles. "While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to...
  • When Infinite Inflation Isn't Enough

    11/12/2012 7:10:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Peter Schiff
    If no one seems to care that the Titanic is filling with water, why not drill another hole in it? That seems to be the M.O. of the Bernanke Federal Reserve. After the announcement of QE3 (also dubbed "QE Infinity") created yet another round of media chatter about a recovery, the Fed's Open Market Committee has decided to push infinity a little bit further. The latest move involves the rolling over of long-term Treasuries purchased as part of Operation Twist, thereby more than doubling QE3 to a monthly influx of $85 billion in phony money starting in December. I call...
  • Fisherman, who saved lives with knot-tying to teach youngsters survival skills

    11/12/2012 7:06:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11-12-12 | Lisa L. Colangelo
    With just four minutes and a series of well-tied knots, Michael McDonnell saved himself and his Belle Harbor neighbors the night Hurricane Sandy hit. The experienced fisherman and surfer from the Rockaways fashioned a lifeline from electrical wire and twine to ferry a half-dozen people to safety from raging waters and fire. You are only as good as the knots you make, he said. Now McDonnell is hoping to take his experience to youngsters and others to help them figure out what to do if they have only minutes to evacuate their home as he and others in the...
  • Spain Declares 2-Year Moratorium on Evictions Following Suicides; Policy Will Blow Up Spectacularly

    11/12/2012 7:00:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    El Pais (via Google translate) reports Government will give a two-year moratorium to end evictions. Social pressure, political and, above all, the shock of facts so overwhelming as two suicides in recent weeks, the second on Friday, has led the government and the PSOE to move faster. Both contacts for accelerated progress towards an agreement to halt evictions more extreme than in any case, will not materialize until next week. That agreement, however, will not be retroactive and would apply to mortgages signed, but not those that are in foreclosure. It would not serve to cases like Egaña Amaya, the...
  • So Paulo murder spree leaves at least 140 dead in a fortnight

    11/12/2012 6:53:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    guardian.co.uk, ^ | Sunday 11 November 2012 14.52 EST | Jonathan Watts, Latin America correspondent
    At least 140 people have been murdered in So Paulo over the past two weeks in an outbreak of violent crime that has prompted early school closures, a change of municipal bus routes and street demonstrations. In September 144 people were killed. The causes are manifold, but a major factor appears to be an undeclared war between the largest criminal militia and the police, which has led to drive-by shootings, ambushes and other killings. After initially denying the link, officials from the public safety department told local newspapers at the weekend that many of the killings of police had been...
  • God Will Not Be Mocked

    11/12/2012 6:51:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Matt Barber
    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln America has forsaken her first love. She has finally, and fully, given herself over to a licentious Lothario with whom she has increasingly flirted since her youth. He is sin and, notwithstanding full knowledge of who he is and what he intends, with him she has lain. America has tasted the poisonous fruits of lust, pride, passion, and envy sloth, frivolity, iniquity and entitlement. She has tasted of their sweet deception and...
  • Petraeus vs. Clinton. Do Sexual Affairs Threaten National Security?

    11/12/2012 6:44:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Fund
    The sudden departure of a compromised CIA director hasnt been an episode of Showtimes espionage drama Homeland, but it could be. The story of David Petraeuss resignation is evolving, and we may know more soon enough. But for now, he is said to have resigned because he committed marital infidelity in a way that could have exposed the U.S. to harm. Greta van Susteren of Fox News says his jobs as a general and CIA director made him very vulnerable to blackmail from those with very bad intentions against the United States. Fair enough, but many commentators took an entirely...
  • The Amnesty Delusion. Leave the Pandering to the Democrats.

    11/12/2012 6:42:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2012 | The Editors
    Having suffered not one but several humiliating defeats on Tuesday, Republicans are in danger of embracing comprehensive immigration reform which is to say, amnesty out of panic. The GOP does need to do better among Hispanics and other voters, but this is not the way to achieve that and, more important, it is bad policy. A formal policy of refusing to enforce the law is not obviously the best substitute for an informal policy of refusing to enforce the law. But first, credit should be given where it is due: The Obama administration, by keeping economic growth...
  • Voice of Elmo on leave from Sesame Street after he was accused of having 'sex with boy'

    11/12/2012 6:37:28 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/12/2012 | JILL REILLY
    The man who voices the puppet of Elmo on Sesame Street has taken leave amid allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Kevin Clash, 52, has taken a leave of absence from the popular children's show after the programme's lawyers were contacted by a 23-year-old man who claims he had a sexual relationship with the puppeteer seven years ago, when he was aged 16. TMZ, who reported the allegations, said that Mr Clash had admitted he had a relationship with the man, but only after the accuser was an adult and said the accusations were both false...
  • The Full Story of the Corrupting Impact of Government Dependency in Just 3-1/2 Minutes

    11/12/2012 6:36:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Ive put together a video series on the need for entitlement reform and another one on the economics of government spending. I think that my videos are straightforward and easy to understand, but Im always open to the possibility that Im too wonky. After all, normal people may not have the time or interest to endure 20 minutes of Dan Mitchell (perish the thought!).So perhaps this short cartoon video from the folks at the American Enterprise Institute is a better approach. Sort of Dr. Seuss goes to Greece.I particularly like illustration of growing dependency, similar to whats expressed in this...
  • Filibuster Reform Is Power Grab By Harry Reid

    11/12/2012 6:25:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Make no mistake about it. This new talk about Filibuster Reform coming from Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is nothing more than a power grab by liberals in the Senate. Reid has stifled debate during his rule, and he will use the pre-text of Filibuster Reform to bully and squelch the minority party, much like he has done for the past few years. The Washington Times reports, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOPs ability to filibuster bills. Reid argued at his post-election...
  • Scarborough: 'Don't Tell Me WH Didn't Know About Petraeus Till After Election--That Is Not True'

    11/12/2012 6:22:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell was willing to peddle the Obama party line regarding the Petraeus matter . . . but Joe Scarborough wasn't buying. On today's Morning Joe, Mitchell dutifully reported that "according to all the officials involved," President Obama was not informed about Petraeus until the Thursday after the election. Scarborough dropped something of a bombshell, saying he "heard about something like this coming several weeks ago." Said Scarborough emphatically: "don't tell me the White House didn't know. That is not true." View the video here.
  • No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles

    11/12/2012 6:11:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles By Susan Jones November 12, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on. A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals." Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South...
  • In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

    11/12/2012 6:09:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 84 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/12/2012 | Miriam Hill, Andrew Seidman, and John Duchneskie
    It's one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch. These are the kind of numbers that send Republicans into paroxysms of voter-fraud angst, but such results may not be so startling after all. "We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic," said Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University. "It's kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia."
  • New York Road Runners, organizers of New York City Marathon, paid only $494,000 to charity

    11/12/2012 6:03:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/12 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    So much for charity. Organizers of the New York City Marathon, who routinely crow about all the money the race raises for good causes, doled out only $494,000 in direct aid last year less than what they paid their CEO, Mary Wittenberg, records show. New York Road Runners Inc., the nonprofit host of the marathon, raked in $53.8 million in revenue in 2011 and handed over the bulk of its direct charitable contribution, $208,340, to support its own kids programs. -snip- Meanwhile, Wittenberg earned $500,843. The median CEO salary last year for a Northeast non-profit the size of NYRR...
  • White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states

    11/12/2012 5:52:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states Posted By David Martosko On 11:53 PM 11/11/2012 @ 11:53 How would Old Glory look with 30 stars instead of 50? As far-fetched as it may sound, the White House might soon be forced by its own rules to examine the question. On Nov.7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, the White Houses website received a petition asking the administration to allow Louisiana to secede. If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will require a response from the Obama administration, according to published rules of...
  • The Five Stages of a Conservative's Grief

    11/12/2012 5:51:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-12-12 | David Catron
    A painful adjustment to last Tuesday's election. Last Tuesday evening I went to bed in denial, thinking that there must be some mistake. I declined to believe that a majority of the voters were stupid enough to re-elect a President whose incompetence makes Jimmy Carter seem Washingtonian by comparison, whose mendacity far surpasses that of a pathological liar like Bill Clinton, and whose administration is so corrupt that it actually evokes nostalgia for the Nixon era. I was sure that, when all the actual votes had been counted, they would reveal that the voters of Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado...
  • Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

    11/12/2012 5:42:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Ok, I was wrong. I thought the Republicans would win the Presidency. I was not the only one. Smart people like Michael Barone and Karl Rove thought so also, in addition to people like Dick Morris. A knowledgeable friend called me the Saturday before the election and told me John McLaughlin, the pollster, just told him Romney wins it going away. So what happened? First there is the big picture. I think there were three issues that hurt the Romney campaign along the way. The first is his turn to the right to win the primaries. My now politically-astute son...
  • The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans

    11/12/2012 5:38:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-12-12 | Jack Cashill
    A score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans allegedly "missing" at the polls this year. For starters, if the Washington Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million. For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008. More than 1.1 million of the Republican votes were "lost" in California. It is not that California Republicans turned against Romney. His percentage of the vote was higher than McCain's in 2008. It is just they...
  • Petraeus' Other "Other Woman" Hires Crisis Management Firm (and John Edward's lawyer)

    11/12/2012 5:35:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    economicpolicyjournal.com ^ | 11/11/2012 | Robert Wenzel
    Jill Kelley, the other "other woman" in the General Petrateus scandal has hired a powerful Washington D.C. crisis management firm Smith & Company. Among other matters, the firm has handled "the Kingdom of Saudi Arabias leadership with its communication efforts as part of the War on Terrorism" and represented Monica Lewinsky. *snip* Kelley has also hired the attorney Abbe Lowell. Lowell has defended many political figures including John Edwards, Jim Wright, Dan Rostenkowski and Gary Condit and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
  • Veterans Aren't Superheroes

    11/12/2012 5:32:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell
    Its tempting to think of warriors as different from the rest of usthey somehow feel less pain and fear than ordinary people. Only when we recognize that fighting men and women have the same fears and desires we all do can we recognize the real nature of their courage and sacrifice. A smart friend said that or something pretty close. It has affected the way I think about bravery. Not having served, Im grateful to those who did, and those who are. Im also grateful to their families and loved ones. The burden borne by families of service members hit...
  • Clowns Use Humor to Protest White Power Rally [New Black Panthers Deserve Same Treatment]

    11/12/2012 5:21:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    kolo tv ^ | November 11, 2012
    There was a loud and very colorful KKK rally and counter-protest in Charlotte, North Carolina over the weekend. Counter-protesters brought squeaky toys, whistles, noise-makers, and red noses... but it was no ordinary clown circus. Tom Strini, a clown-dressed counter-protester, said, "Instead of meeting hate with hate, they were going to meet hate with love." Lacey Williams of the Latin American Coalition said, "The straight-up message from us is...you look silly." The clowns were protesting a National Socialist Movement's white power rally which included Ku Klux Klan members. One of the original rally participants said they were making a statement, "We...