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  • Connecticut’s Fiscal Mess. Democrats hid details of the ugly fiscal picture until after election.

    11/16/2012 9:06:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jillian Kay Melchor
    As Congress considers massive tax hikes to fix the U.S. deficit, the state of Connecticut is worth a look. There, a similar strategy is failing epically. Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget chief told the state legislature on Wednesday that Connecticut was facing a $365 million deficit for this fiscal year. That’s nearly twice as big as the $205 million estimate released last week by the Office of Fiscal Analysis and the Office of Policy and Management. And it’s more than six times what Governor Malloy, a Democrat, had estimated before the election. If you think that discrepancy is suspicious, you’re not...
  • Our National Malinvestment In President Obama Will Bring Painful Consequences

    11/16/2012 8:59:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/16/2012 | Mark Spitznagel
    The choice for the status quo made in last week’s presidential election was an uninformed one—at no fault of the voters—made in the fog of monetary distortion and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s continuous campaign of disinformation. President Barack Obama managed to overtake Republican challenger Mitt Romney on the exit poll question “Who is better for the economy?” and a strong majority of Obama voters felt that the economy is better off than four years ago. Indeed, anyone (particularly Bernanke) would concede that without the Fed’s zero interest rate policy we would be experiencing a far worse economy—the true Obama-Keynesian...
  • Another Leftist Admits the Real Goal Is Taxing the Middle Class (The Truth is coming out)

    11/16/2012 8:54:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Obama has staked out a very dogmatic and inflexible position on class-warfare tax hikes and he obviously wants all of us to think only the “rich” will be impacted. I think it’s foolish to penalize investors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and other upper-income taxpayers. What nation, after all, has ever prospered by placing obstacles in front of those who create jobs? France? Don’t make me laugh.But I’m also amazed that anyone believes Obama isn’t going to screw the middle class as well. The simple reality is that there aren’t enough rich people to finance big government.There are some honest folks...
  • Some Follow-Up Questions For The Bundesbank, And Its Gold

    11/16/2012 8:51:38 AM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 10-28-2012 | Tyler Durden
    Yesterday we posted the official statement of Bundesbank executive board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele, which in turn was a response to a recent surge in concerns about the safety and sanctity of German sovereign gold, held mostly abroad (if a major part of it held in London had been secretly repatriated), and demands by the general public - i.e., those who actually own the gold - for either an audit, or full repatriation, or both. There are, however, some problems with the official Bundesbank statement: the statistics cited in it, as well as the various explanations, are wrong, incorrect or...
  • Stocks Fall Amid 'Cliff' Talks; Apple Near $500

    11/16/2012 8:47:43 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 16,2012 | JeeYeon Park
    Stocks traded in the red Friday as investors were skeptical that the meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders would lead to significant progress on the looming "fiscal cliff." “This fiscal cliff situation is very dire and probably will go down to the last minute like what happened with the debt ceiling talks,” said John Fox, co-manager of the FAM Value Fund. Traders were initially encouraged ahead of the market open after White House officials were said to be in discussions to replace the so-called sequester—a slew of spending cuts that along with tax increases will take place automatically...
  • Hague war court acquits Croat Generals Gotovina and Markac

    11/16/2012 8:47:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 16 November 2012 Last updated at 10:37 ET
    A war crimes court in The Hague has overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals charged with atrocities against Serbs in the 1990s. Appeals judges ordered the release of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac. In 2011 they were sentenced to 24 years and 18 years respectively over the killing of ethnic Serbs in an offensive to retake Croatia's Krajina region. The men arrived in Zagreb later on Friday to a hero's welcome. But their release was condemned in Serbia. Last year the two men were convicted of murder, persecution and plunder. Judges at the time ruled that they were part...
  • The Tax Tango

    11/16/2012 8:47:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | November 15, 2012
    John Boehner isn’t selling out conservatives on taxes. All he has done is reiterate that Republicans are open to a tax-reform deal that generates extra revenues, so long as the entitlements that are driving our long-term debt explosion are also addressed. He has also said that this reform should not raise marginal tax rates, and should indeed lower them. A deal along those lines might be worth supporting, depending on the details. The White House is, however, insisting that the top tax rates have to go up as scheduled under the law — and that even more taxes should be...
  • Chamique Holdsclaw in custody

    11/16/2012 8:46:24 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    AP ^ | November 16, 2012
    ATLANTA -- Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw is in custody after being accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows. Atlanta police said Thursday the incident happened Tuesday after the Olympic gold medalist followed 29-year-old Jennifer Lacy to her car. Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock.
  • Obama RX: Bleeding an Anemic Economy with Tax Increases

    11/16/2012 8:33:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - If you thought the presidential election would lead to an early break in the fiscal gridlock that now divides our government, think again. President Obama's post-election press conference on Wednesday signaled he is digging in for a lengthy political battle to raise tax rates amid new evidence the economy is still very weak and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future if not throughout his second term. If anything, he's taking a tougher tone with Republicans in Congress as he prepares for negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders on Friday. Despite...
  • D.C. principal accused in parking lot beat-down

    11/16/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by twister881 · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2012 | Scott McCabe
    The principal of a District high school and two staff members have been accused of beating up a former co-worker after a homecoming football game. Thelma Jarrett, principal of Calvin Coolidge High School in Northwest Washington, surrendered to D.C. police Thursday morning on a warrant charge of simple assault. Jarrett and two other women, Donna Pixley, 52, and Bridgette V. Stevens, 42, are accused of hitting and kicking a former employee in a parking lot outside the high school football stadium in Northwest on Nov. 2. The victim, Rashida King-Hicks, told D.C. police she heard Jarrett say, "Get her, bitch!"...
  • It’s ‘National Papa John’s Appreciation Day’

    11/16/2012 8:29:19 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    BEARINGDRIFT ^ | 11/16/12 | Lynn R. Mitchell
    Pizza. It’s what’s for lunch (or dinner) today, at least for many Americans who will support Papa John’s pizza chain to counter liberal calls to boycott the business. “National Papa John’s Appreciation Day” has been declared with a Facebook page as word has spread after liberals took offense to founder and owner John Schnatter’s remarks concerning Obamacare and its affect on his business. From Fox News: Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa John’s amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea. Wetter is part of an upstart group called...
  • Gaza conflict: Militant rocket targets Jerusalem

    11/16/2012 8:25:54 AM PST · by upchuck · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012
    Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip have launched a rocket on Jerusalem - the first time the holy city has been targeted from Gaza. Israel Army radio said the missile landed just outside the city - and there are no reported casualties. An earlier missile targeted Tel Aviv. It comes amid mounting violence, following Israel's killing of Hamas's military chief on Wednesday. Egypt's leader has vowed to back Gaza in the face of "blatant aggression". Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich told the BBC's Ben Brown, in Ashkelon: "We are here to defend our country" Twenty Palestinians and three Israelis have been...
  • Obama Or America--Clarity On Irreconcilable Differences

    11/16/2012 8:18:49 AM PST · by Ohioan · 16 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | November 15, 2012 | William Flax
    From a Conservative perspective, the election, November 6th, was a disaster. This American, as literally tens of millions of others, spent several days in near despondency, not only over the result, but over a successful methodology employed to distract, undermine, smear & intimidate, to provide victory to a man whose whole adult life has been an exercise in disrespect for our principles, customs, heritage & peoples. Yet the fog cleared, and with it any doubt about the road ahead.
  • Freep Poll for AG Ken Cuccinelli for VA Governor

    11/16/2012 8:18:19 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 8 replies
    http://bearingdrift.com/ ^ | 11/16/2012 | Bearing Drift Poll
    Bearing Drift: Virginia's Conservative Voice
  • Woman pulls gun on man who exposed himself at lake [armed citizen]

    11/16/2012 8:17:10 AM PST · by grundle · 75 replies
    tdn.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Tony Lystra
    A Longview woman who was walking at Lake Sacajawea with her 6-year-old son pulled a gun on a man who exposed his genitals to her Wednesday evening, according to police. The 35-year-old woman was near Martin Dock around 8:10 p.m. when the man approached her “aggressively,” sat down and began performing a sex act, then suggested she should watch him, according to the woman and accounts from police. “I put the magazine in my gun. I cocked it,” the woman said in an interview Thursday night. “I said, ‘You need to leave or Ill shoot you. I’m going to blow...
  • Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close

    11/16/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by radar101 · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 16, 2012, | RACHEL FEINTZEIG
    Hostess Brands is seeking to liquidate. Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of iconic treats such as Twinkies and traditional pantry staple Wonder Bread, said Friday it is shuttering its plants and firing about 18,000 workers as it seeks to liquidate the 82-year-old business. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 in January, said it has requested bankruptcy-court authorization to close the business and sell its assets. A victim of changing consumer tastes, high commodity costs and, most importantly, strained labor relations, Hostess ultimately was brought to its knees by a national strike orchestrated by its second-largest union. The work stoppage,...
  • "The List", Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Week in Office

    11/16/2012 8:13:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 11/16/12 | Nachum
     President Obama's One Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Week in Office11/15/2012It's 3am and nobody's therePresident Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandy´s devastation on the Big Apple for the first timeSandy victim to Obama: Where have you been?Obama, in Front of Church Devastated by Sandy: 'I'm Here' to Fix it As sex scandals surface, Panetta developing ethics training for generals?ObamanomicsBanks told by Fed to test for 12% unemploymentWeekly jobless claims rise to 439KFHA Nears Need for Taxpayer FundsN.J. lost nearly 12,000 jobs in OctoberSmithfield Plant to Layoff Workers in 2013 (520 jobs in Virginia)... Inflation Nudges UpJobless Claims...
  • WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

    11/16/2012 8:12:19 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    WHITE HOUSE ^ | November 16, 2012 | na
    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Require Barack Obama To Allow The Public Examination Of His Birth Certificate Records & His College & University Records We The People request the Obama Administration to require Barack H. Obama to authorize the public examination of his birth certificate records together his college and university records. We have all seen the document produced by The White House which has been declared suspect by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but The People request that Barack Obama authorize the State of Hawaii to release all related information concerning his birth in the State. We also request that...
  • Judge plans field trip in Rowlett’s dispute with Garland gun range(TX)

    11/16/2012 8:08:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 15 November, 2012 | RAY LESZCYNSKI
    After a day of testimony from witnesses for the city of Rowlett, Judge Ken Molberg will see for himself whether safety improvements at the Garland Public Shooting Range are enough to protect a neighborhood more than a mile downrange. The city and residents who have had a problem with rifle bullets on their property and the owners of the gun range returned to Dallas’ 95th District Court on Thursday to settle a request for a temporary injunction to shut the rifle portion of the range down. Early in the proceedings, Rowlett City Attorney David Berman challenged Molberg to visit the...
  • Leno: 'The Economy Is So Bad MSNBC Had To Lay Off 300 Obama Spokesmen'

    11/16/2012 8:07:30 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Leno: 'The Economy Is So Bad MSNBC Had To Lay Off 300 Obama Spokesmen' By Noel Sheppard Created 11/16/2012 - 9:40am NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno took a swipe at his own sister network and the President Thursday. During his opening monologue, Leno said, "The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAY LENO: I tell you, Rickey, the economy is not good. It's not good at all. RICKEY MINOR: How bad is it, Jay? LENO: The stock market is going down faster than a general's biographer. It...