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  • Murphy camp declares victory due to missed deadline

    11/18/2012 9:21:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11/18/12 | Christine Stapleton
    Fort Pierce — Update: Campaign officials for Patrick Murphy, Democrat candidate for the congressional district 18 race, are calling their candidate the winner because the St. Lucie Canvassing Board has missed the noon deadline to certify results to the state Division of Elections. Under Florida law, if the deadline passes with final certified results, the unofficial certified results filed last Sunday stand. Those results show Murphy ahead by .58 percent – above the .5 percent spread which would trigger an automatic recount. West officials were not immediately available for comment. ------------------ The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board resumed ballot counting...
  • Romney's 'gifts' gaffe (ELECTION OVER - LIBERAL SWINE ATTACKS CONTINUE)

    11/18/2012 9:10:45 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 18, 2012 | Clarence the Crosseyed Page cpage@tribune.com
    Mitt Romney finally has it figured out. He knows why he lost. Guess what? It was all President Barack Obama's fault. Of course, that's not exactly the way Romney puts it. He puts it in a way that sounds even more silly than that. Or perhaps, depending on your worldview, more tragic. In a 20-minute afternoon conference call with his major donors and fundraisers eight days after Election Day, Romney blamed his loss on Obama's showering groups with what Romney called "gifts" to various groups of voters, "especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people." Zounds! As we...
  • Finally - A Funny Doonesbury About Life - and No Leftist Politics

    11/18/2012 9:09:04 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/18/12 | Trudeau
  • Arianna Huffington Uses the Onion to Support Anti-Petraus, Anti-'the Generals' Argument

    11/18/2012 8:51:55 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tom Blumer
    In her "Sunday Roundup" post at the site which bears her last name, Arianna Huffington supported that notion that "This week, America finally began questioning the judgment of its generals," but lamented that the scrutiny is over "sexual conduct rather than military conduct." Fine, that's her opinion. But what's really odd is that she apparently thought that referencing a headline found at the Onion would be seen by readers as meaningful support for her argument (HT to a NewsBusters tipster): If our failed military strategy in Afghanistan had gotten half the airtime of Petraeus' failed marital strategy in Tampa, there...
  • Construction of an Amazing Underground Hotel in Songjiang Begins

    11/18/2012 8:36:39 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 39 replies
    Amazing Planet ^ | 10/31/12 | James Holloway via Amazing Planet
    Some years ago, a British engineering firm Atkins proposed an extravagant design for a five-star hotel located deep within a 100-meter, abandoned and half flooded pit near the base of Tianmashan Mountain in the Songjiang District of Shanghai. Construction on the 19-story, 380-room Shimao Intercontinental Hotel finally is already underway. Initially the hotel was expected to be completed by May, 2009, but construction commenced only in March early this year. The innovative design of the luxury resort hotel stands two levels higher than the rock face of the 100 meter deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. Instead...
  • Remembering Thanksgiving, Family, FRiends, and FReedom..

    11/18/2012 8:28:40 AM PST · by carlo3b · 109 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 11/18/12 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    Remembering Thanksgiving Day The Mayflower 1620- 2002 The voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 from Plymouth England, to Plymouth Rock started as a journey to find peace and justice in a new world. It began as a fervent prayer to give freedom a chance, and remains today as the promise each year for a new beginning. Thanksgiving Day is a celebration of hope, and remembrance. Today, we bring our families and friends together to share our tables and our hearts, and give thanks for all that we have to be grateful for in our new and glorious country. From this...
  • Lesbian Playmate now loves men, cops

    11/18/2012 8:23:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2012 | BRAD HAMILTON
    Stephanie Adams, the stunning lesbian Playboy Playmate who won a million-dollar police-brutality suit this year, has done an about-face. She’s now married (to a man) and loves the NYPD. Adams, 42, credits local cops with saving her from a deranged stalker who surfaced after she won a $1.2 million jury award in February in her case against the Police Department.
  • Technical Glitch Knocks Out EBT Cards In Georgia And Nine Other States

    11/18/2012 8:23:08 AM PST · by Gorilla44 · 49 replies
    AP/CBSAtlanta ^ | November 16, 2012
    <p>MIAMI (AP)— Millions of food stamp recipients in 10 states were unable to use their debit cards for about six hours Friday after an outage at JPMorgan Chase.</p> <p>Bank spokesman Mike Fusco apologized for the inconvenience and said the technical glitch was resolved around 1 p.m. Friday, but he declined to discuss details of what exactly went wrong.</p>
  • Government By Deceit = Government By Cynicism

    11/18/2012 8:16:58 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | November 18, 2012 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Benghazi And Petraeus: Too Many Obvious Questions And Too Many Non-Answers, as Col Snodgrass lists them. The Obama administration is obfuscating the truth about the Benghazi and Petraeus issues. There are too many obvious questions and too many non-answers. There are at least 22 key questions that need to be answered. 1. Why was security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi so totally inadequate after the U.S. ambassador repeatedly requested that it be increased and improved following recurrent jihadist attacks against Western diplomatic and Red Cross activities in the area and because of the well-known and growing presence of al...
  • Real Estate Sales Collapse in Paris

    11/18/2012 8:15:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Mainstream media offers little on the stunning collapse of real estate sales in France, notably Paris and Ile-de-France. Via Google translate, please consider Real Estate November 2012: figures for the month. Here are a few translate-unedited snips. 2012 will remain a very bad year for real estate professionals. In this comprehensive figures on the property market in November 2012, discover the sharp decline in real estate sales in Paris and Ile-de-France. Even in Paris, it becomes difficult to sell a property Notaries in Paris / Ile-de-France note that even in their region very attractive it becomes difficult to sell a...
  • French girl found tied up - but alive - in trunk after routine traffic stop

    11/18/2012 8:12:15 AM PST · by rawhide · 30 replies
    worldnews.nbcnews,com ^ | 11-18-12 | Isolde Raftery
    During the seven days that 15-year-old Chloe Rodriguez, of southern France, was held captive, she memorized details – her kidnapper, his car, its license plate -- but she did not try to defy the man's orders for fear of being killed, metrofrance.com reported. Chloe was found in Germany, tied up in the trunk of a car Friday afternoon after police stopped her kidnapper during a routine traffic stop, RTL.fr reported. She had disappeared the week before, on Nov. 9, after leaving her home by scooter to go to a friend’s house. Chloe was hospitalized Friday after being found. Her parents...
  • Recount resumes as noon deadline looms (Allen West)

    11/18/2012 8:10:52 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 11-18-2012 | Christine Stapleton
    November 18, 2012 Recount resumes as noon deadline looms By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Fort Pierce — The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board resumed ballot counting this morning in the tight congressional race between Republican Rep. Allen West and Democrat Patrick Murphy under the watchful eyes of dozens of attorneys and supporter of both candidates. Canvassing board member Tod Lowery, who regularly updates the audience on the process, explained that the board still had write-in ballots and other questionable ballots from 8 days of early voting to review before the noon deadline for the state’s 67 supervisors...
  • I Went To Buy Some Ho Ho's, But They Were Gone.

    11/18/2012 7:51:43 AM PST · by jdsteel · 58 replies
    Free Republic Original Content (Vanity) | 11/18/12 | jdsteel
    I went to buy some Ho Ho’s but they were gone, and so was a part of America. When I heard that Hostess was declaring bankruptcy it made me sad. Probably not as sad at the 18,000 people that used to work for them but it did affect me. Oh, I knew that I was partly to blame. When I was a child I would gobble down Ho Ho’s and chocolate cupcakes with abandon. I could burn through a half of a box of Ho Ho’s and a half gallon of Vitamin D milk in about 15 minutes. My elementary...
  • NET CALL: THE WAY AHEAD v4.

    11/18/2012 7:35:58 AM PST · by military cop · 49 replies
    Blood, Sweat, Tears | 11/18/2012 | Military Cop
    This post was written in anger and frustration. Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left. Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. You're living in a dream world if you think that is the way to recover this country. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to eradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party...
  • Pepsi now selling ‘fat-blocking soda’

    11/18/2012 7:27:35 AM PST · by Renfield · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11-14-2012 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Pepsi Japan launched a new line of soda on Tuesday that it claims blocks the body's absorption of fat. Pepsi Special is infused with indigestible dextrin, a synthetic dietary fiber. Even though dextrin has not been proven to have dietary benefits for humans, it has been successfully tested on rats. Which, apparently, is good enough for Pepsi and the Japanese government, which has formally backed the soda manufacturer's claims. The Japanese Ministry of Health says products carrying its FOSHU label are "intended to be consumed for the maintenance/promotion of health or special health uses by people who wish to control...
  • Reagan: Beware Erosion of American Spirit

    11/18/2012 7:15:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Mark Baisley
    We pause as a nation to give thanks this week.  Thanksgiving Day is readily my favorite of patriotic holidays.  As a requisite to taking in this article, I encourage you to read my Townhall article from one year ago on the history of the American Thanksgiving; You can find that article by clicking HERE. The American Thanksgiving celebration keeps alive one of our nation’s most intriguing and meaningful chapters.  Ronald Reagan made a similar attempt of preserving wisdom at a milestone moment of his presidency.  In his farewell address at the end of his term on January 11, 1989, President Reagan told the nation,...
  • Vive la famille! The French rally against gay marriage

    11/18/2012 7:05:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/17/2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    American conservatives must take a close look at themselves and consider the sad state of our traditional mores: The French are doing a better job making the case for traditional marriage than is the American right. This piece from Libération tells it all. With three simple letters - PME, or "pčre, mčre, enfant" - the protestors stated the no-nonsense, no-beating-around-the-bush reason not to legalize same-sex marriage. "Father, mother, child." Here's a snippet with my admittedly amateurish translation (send complaints to my old high school teachers from Williamsville South High School, circa 1985): ************** A huge wave. Of Catholics? "No, citizens!"...
  • Susan Rice will not be nominated for Secretary of State

    11/18/2012 7:02:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/17/2012 | Scott Varland
    After the 9/11/2012 murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama Administration was in full covereup mode. They required that someone go on five 9/16/2012 Sunday talk shows to make the case that our diplomats had died because of a YouTube video and not a terrorist attack. The Administration did not want to pick an individual familiar with any aspect of Benghazi. He or she would have been subjected to challenging questioning (?) beginning with, "What did you know and when did you know it?" So United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice was trotted out. Her relatively clean hands allowed...
  • Kaiser Permanente lays off 530 employees in Southern California

    11/18/2012 6:59:46 AM PST · by Baynative · 29 replies
    Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | 11/16/2012 | Canan Tasci
    Kaiser Permanente officials have confirmed 530 union employees in Southern California have been laid off. At least 85 position were eliminated at the Fontana and Ontario medical centers, officials said Friday. Officials at the health-care provider did not release the locations of the other 445 positions. The layoffs do not include physicians.
  • Eliminate the death tax (one can't even mourn the death of a parent without worrying about taxes)

    11/18/2012 6:59:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2012 | Rick Moran
    Is it "fair" that the federal government be able to take more than half the wealth created by estates of more than $3.5 million at the time of death? Of course it is, says the left - even if 97% of farmers and ranchers will be impacted. Fox News: ****** Two decades ago, Kester paid the IRS $2 million when he inherited a 22,000-acre cattle ranch from his grandfather. Come January, the tax burden on his children will be more than $13 million. For supporters of a high estate tax, which is imposed on somebody's estate after death, Kester is...
  • Nigeria Boko Haram commander Ibn Saleh Ibrahim 'killed'

    11/18/2012 6:56:06 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 November 2012 | Staff
    Nigeria's military has killed a top commander of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army spokesman has said. Ibn Saleh Ibrahim was killed in an exchange of fire with six of his lieutenants, the spokesman added. An unknown number of civilians are said to have been killed in the crossfire, says a BBC reporter in Nigeria. Boko Haram, which has killed hundreds of people since 2009, has not commented on Mr Ibrahim's reported death. The group's founding leader, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed by security forces in July 2009. 'War hero' Boko Haram is now...
  • New Jobless Claims: Outliers, Volatility, Incompetence and Incentives

    11/18/2012 6:50:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Political Calculations
    The United States would appear to have entered a new trend for new jobless claims, one characterized by outliers and volatility. Our chart below showing the residual distribution of the number of new jobless claims filed each week shows just how far off from normal things have become since 22 September 2012, which we're marking as the end of the previous trend. In fact, the data is so volatile right now that we're not able to accurately determine what the real trend in new jobless claims might be. For that, we'll need anywhere from six to ten non-outlier data points,...
  • The Amnesty Fantasy (illegal immigration)

    11/18/2012 6:40:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    nationalreview. ^ | nov 16th | Rich Lowry
    The networks had barely called the election for President Barack Obama before GOP elites rushed to embrace an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Getting killed almost three-to-one among Latino voters understandably concentrates the mind, but it’s no reason to lose it. The post-election Republican reaction has been built on equal parts panic, wishful thinking, and ethnic pandering. It’s one thing to argue that amnesty is the right policy on the merits. It’s another to depict it as the magic key to unlocking the Latino vote. John McCain nearly immolated himself within the Republican party with his support for amnesty and did...
  • Disobey The Mandate

    11/18/2012 6:31:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    If someone had told me in 2009 that President Obama would get close to ten million fewer votes in 2012, I'd have both laughed out loud and simultaneously thought to myself, "we'll take that." Of course now, I can't explain why I would've been so happy. Nonetheless the President's underwhelming yet historic win, by a quite slim margin of victory, has caused the word "mandate" to cross the lips of left-leaning opinion makers once again showing the true delusion of those who back team Obama. One of the specific areas that such a "mandate" is demanding adherence to across the...
  • Israel Releases Another Gaza Pinpoint Strike Video, Anonymous Retaliates By Taking Down IDF Blog

    11/18/2012 6:27:41 AM PST · by Renfield · 28 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 11-17-2012 | Tyler Durden
    In what is becoming an increasingly more confusing conflict - is it truly an ideological war, or merely an extended attempt to generate empathy via social networking, together with a full-blown conflict on twitter - Israel continued its pinpoint strikes in Gaza overnight, taking out the house of a high-ranking Hamas operative, together with the release of commemorative video showing the explosion moments after the event. The clip is below. What is more curious is that the global hacker group Anonymous has already picked its side, and yesterday launched a massive attack named #OpIsrael, which has so far hacked 700...
  • VANITY: It seems Petraeus may be a criminal who is turning on his country

    11/18/2012 6:23:08 AM PST · by AAABEST · 75 replies
    Providence | November 18, 2012 | *
    They had some lofty goal of not wanting to "tip off" the terrorists - but nobody can say whose idea it was or who changed the language? Also, why is the discussion being framed around who "omitted" the terrorist language? Omitting language is not what's at issue. A blatant lie about some "video" was created out of whole cloth and promulgated repeatedly over an extended period of time by the highest levels of the executive branch. We know that he's already perjured himself at least once on the matter. Nevermind the adultery - it now appears he's morphed into a...
  • Thanksgiving, Colonists & Early American Law

    11/18/2012 6:22:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 18, 2012 | Kelly OConnell
    Can Americans Learn Anything From Our Founders for Today? Who were the original Founders of America? Two groups can be described from the group of original hardy settlers—the Pilgrims and the Puritans. The seeds of the Pilgrim stock came from the illegal English Separatist Church. All Englishmen were expected to attend Anglican Church, weekly. It provoked much controversy in Christian circles that power swung between English Protestants and Catholics. The Separatists wanted no state meddling in private beliefs, and so left England in search of religious freedom, first to Leiden, Netherlands, and later to North America. This explains the US...
  • The United Kingdom Throws Down the Gauntlet with a Strong Entry in the Government Stupidity Contest

    11/18/2012 6:22:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically compare moronic decisions and policies by governments in the United States and United Kingdom. You can peruse some jaw-dropping examples by clicking this link. To show that politicians and bureaucrats don’t have a monopoly on stupidity, I’ve also shared a pair of examples that expose foolishness in the private sector.“Won’t anyone take free money?” I think the contest has been pretty even to date, but now we have an entry from the United Kingdom that may be hard to beat. The government created a new boondoggle program, but managed to make it so convoluted that no households have...
  • Cortland County district attorney admits acting in porn movies in 1970s

    11/18/2012 6:19:02 AM PST · by billorites · 29 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | November 18, 2012 | John O'Brien
    Mark Suben, the Cortland County district attorney, said today he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s. In a 3 p.m. news conference today, he admitted that he lied about his history to The Post-Standard and other news operations in the days before the Nov. 6 election. He was re-elected to a second term. He said he would continue as district attorney. After he was done, he walked out without responding to reporters' questions. Suben is a Democrat. He defeated Republican defense attorney Keith Dayton 9,815-7,507, according to unofficial results. Speaking from a conference room in his private-practice law office,...
  • UN report: Religious objections to contraception and abortifacients violate human rights

    11/18/2012 6:17:05 AM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 16, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    NEW YORK, November 16, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - A newly released United Nations Population Fund report calls on governments to counteract “religious” objections to “emergency contraception,” which the report says stand in the way of fundamental human freedoms. The UNFPA’s 2012 annual report, which declared birth control a “human right,” was released this week. It states that UN general comments are “the authoritative interpretation of the standards” that “help translate the right to family planning at the abstract…level into policies and programs.” The committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights in its General Comment Number 14 ruled that one of...
  • What the Argentines Protest

    11/18/2012 6:11:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Paul Jacob
    I arrived in Buenos Aires a few days ago, and didn’t stay long. It wasn’t an official event, not even a Fact Finding Expedition. My main business was in Montevideo, Uruguay, where I attended the 2012 Global Forum on Direct Democracy. Citizens in Charge, an organization I spearhead, had sponsored the previous Global Forum, held in San Francisco, and my interest in citizen participation in government has not decreased over time. And yet, this little “vacation” was more than relevant. For interesting things are happening in Argentina. Things pertaining to citizen-powered government. It’s neither a major referendum nor a citizen-initiated...
  • Netanyahu: Israel prepared for 'significant expansion' of Gaza operation

    11/18/2012 6:05:18 AM PST · by John W · 6 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | NBC News staff and wire reports
    Updated at 8:32 a.m. ET: TEL AVIV, Israel - Israel was prepared to substantially broaden its operation in the Gaza strip, the country's prime minister said on Sunday. "The Israel Defense Forces have attacked more than 1,000 terror targets in the Gaza Strip," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting. "We are exacting a heavy price from Hamas and the terrorist organizations and the Israel Defence Forces are prepared for a significant expansion of the operation." He gave no specifics and made no mention of the possibility of a ground offensive. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama said he fully...
  • Beginning of the End Starts Third Week of January

    11/18/2012 6:01:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | John Ransom
    Georgia Boy wrote: Actually, President Obama has not raised taxes on anybody, but I think he will raise taxes on the wealthiest (back to historic levels) when he gets his second term. That said, Ransom is just another Rat-wing speculation, pretty much full of bovine manure. -France’s “No Limit” Tax Perfect for ZeroDear Comrade Boy Georgia,You’re right about Obama wanting to bring taxes to historic levels, although like most liberals you don’t understand what you are saying. Still, rest assured, if you did understand what you said about taxes at historic levels, you’d be for that too.And that’s really the...
  • Video: Republican commissioner now in charge of West-Murphy vote tabulation

    11/18/2012 5:55:13 AM PST · by SmileRight · 28 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/18/2012 | Michele Kirk
    Commissioner Tod Mowery is a Republican who was charged with overseeing Saturday’s vote tabulation in the District 18 race. Mowery is the vice-chair of the board of county commissioners in St Lucie County. After a full 12 hour day of counting, the poll workers finalized the bulk of the work, and plan to be back at 8 a.m. to finish up and announce the results. Mowery talked about the process in an interview with BizPac Review. He expressed a desire to restore public trust in his county’s voting system. Despite the 304 ballots found at the end of the night...
  • Fallacies Such As MMT Are "Leading The Sheep To Slaughter"

    11/18/2012 5:53:17 AM PST · by Renfield · 10 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 11-17-2012 | Kyle Bass
    Below are some of the key highlights from Kyle Bass' latest, and as usual, must read letter:On central banks and the final round of global monetary debasement: Central bankers are feverishly attempting to create their own new world: a utopia in which debts are never restructured, and there are no consequences for fiscal profligacy, i.e. no atonement for prior sins. They have created Potemkin villages on a Jurassic scale. The sum total of the volatility they are attempting to suppress will be less than the eventual volatility encountered when their schemes stop working. Most refer to comments like this...
  • Palestinian officials: Arafat grave being dug up

    11/18/2012 5:45:29 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/18/2012 | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, AP
    <p>RAMALLAH, West Bank — Two Palestinian officials say workers with jackhammers are opening the concrete-encased grave of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in his former compound in the West Bank.</p>
  • If God Doesn’t Judge Us, He’ll Have to Apologize to Sodom

    11/18/2012 5:42:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Doug Giles
    I have to admit that when Obama “won” re-election I became more depressed than Madonna’s audience was when they were forced to watch her strip the other night. For God’s sake, Madonna, put some material on that mess, material girl. I guess she’s going to follow Cher’s path and torture us with her exhibitionism ‘til she takes the big dirt nap. Like a virgin? Yeah … right. More like a sturgeon. Hang it up, Madge … you’re scaring the children. Anyway, back to my post-election depression. As I was saying, giddy I was not that Obama secured a second term...
  • The Amnesty Fantasy

    11/18/2012 5:41:49 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    NR ^ | 11/16/2012
    The networks had barely called the election for President Barack Obama before GOP elites rushed to embrace an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Getting killed almost three-to-one among Latino voters understandably concentrates the mind, but it’s no reason to lose it. The post-election Republican reaction has been built on equal parts panic, wishful thinking, and ethnic pandering. It’s one thing to argue that amnesty is the right policy on the merits. It’s another to depict it as the magic key to unlocking the Latino vote. John McCain nearly immolated himself within the Republican party with his support for amnesty and did...
  • Some Hostess Workers Feel 'Relief' at Losing Jobs (just wait)

    11/18/2012 5:36:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tony Lee
    Hostess employees in Nash County, North Carolina on Friday were relieved that they would lose their jobs because union workers would not agree to an 8-percent pay cut, which was approved by a bankruptcy judge, and end their strike, which crippled the company's factories across the United States. Their reactions were surprising, because Nash County has an unemployment rate of 11.1 percent. Lamont Phillips, an employee, said the company had been, “holding this over our head for a long time,” and he was relieved he did not “have to deal with that anymore.” “They always hold that over our heads,...
  • Maybe We Really Can’t All Just Get Along

    11/18/2012 5:16:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, Rodney King famously asked, “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer should be an easy and unequivocal “yes,” but it seems less and less likely these days. King was speaking in term of race, but the same could be said of political ideology. Liberals, conservatives and every other point on the political spectrum used to co-exist fairly easily (with the exception of left-wing anarchists who don’t get along with anyone). But these days détente has given way to anger and open hostility. Some, not all, people have become less civil to those...
  • Frustrated by recent losses, Senate Republicans plan bigger role in primaries

    11/18/2012 5:13:08 AM PST · by vmivol00 · 53 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11-17-12
    Senate Republican leaders, frustrated by losing winnable seats, are preparing to play a more assertive role in primary races, in consultation with the Tea Party and other conservative activists. The strategy reflects a change from the 2012 election in which they took a relatively hands-off approach to party primaries, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

    11/18/2012 5:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2012 | Byron York
    In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power. There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...
  • Feds ‘going down every rat hole’ in Jesse Jackson Jr. probe: source (JJJ out with 'other women')

    11/18/2012 4:50:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 11/15/12 | NATASHA KORECKI
    Feds ‘going down every rat hole’ in Jesse Jackson Jr. probe: sourceBY NATASHA KORECKI Political Reporter November 15, 2012 8:24PM **SNIP** Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reported last week that Jackson is in the midst of plea discussions. “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” a source told Sneed. Meanwhile, investigators are also examining what role the congressman’s wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), played in the finances, but the source described the inquiry into her so far as a “normal” part of investigating a main target. **SNIP** Jackson was temporarily back in Washington last month when he was...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 November 2012

    11/18/2012 4:46:46 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 180 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 November 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows November 18th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Scott Walker, R-Wis.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Raul Labrador.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich..STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Durbin; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger,...
  • Republican House Leader Eric Cantor covered up for Obama Regime

    11/18/2012 4:42:58 AM PST · by IbJensen · 51 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/16/2012 | Doug Book
    In late October, an FBI agent and whistleblower brought a story of possible Bureau corruption to Republican House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. It was a story of Obama Regime operatives deliberately sacrificing the national security interests of the United States for the president’s political gain. And what did the Republican house leader do with that information which—10 days before the election–could have shown that Barack Obama placed his own political advantage above the security of the nation? Why naturally he took the story to just one person–Obama appointee, FBI Director Robert Mueller, the very man who would have been responsible...
  • White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya account

    11/18/2012 4:24:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/12
    White House denies allegations of scrubbing terror threat from CIA Libya accountPublished November 17, 2012 FoxNews.com The White House denied allegations Saturday that it scrubbed terrorist involvement from original CIA talking points on the fatal Libya attacks – part of a weekend back and forth in which both parties continued to defend their positions. White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said only one minor change was made by the Oval Office. "The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word 'consulate' to the word 'diplomatic facility,'...
  • AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee Compensation (tired of sacrifices)

    11/18/2012 4:08:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/12
    AFGE to Congress: Oppose Any Cuts to Federal Employee CompensationNov. 15, 2012, 11:54 a.m. EST WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The largest federal employee union--the American Federation of Government Employees--is urging Congress to oppose any additional cuts to federal employee compensation during deliberations to address deficit reduction. **SNIP** "Federal employees have given up $60 billion (over 10 years) in the unprecedented two-year pay freeze, and the 0.5 percent raise delayed to April 2012 saves an additional $28 billion. That's a total of $88 billion," Moten added. "Adding the $15 billion in savings from the UI bill's 2.3...
  • The 49ers (How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high)

    11/18/2012 3:53:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/18/12 | MICHAEL TANNER
    How ObamaCare will keep unemployment high — by forcing small companies to cut their workforce to fewer than 50 peopleBy MICHAEL TANNER Last Updated: 4:32 AM, November 18, 2012 **SNIP** Under ObamaCare, employers with 50 or more full-time workers must provide health insurance for all their workers, paying at least 65% of the cost of a family policy or 85% of the cost of an individual plan. Moreover, the insurance must meet the federal government’s requirements in terms of what benefits are included, meaning that many businesses that offer insurance to their workers today will have to change to new,...
  • The Gingerbread Man

    11/18/2012 3:29:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Do you remember the tale of "The Gingerbread Man"? It's a children's story in which a gingerbread man runs away from the baker, lots of people try to catch him as he crows, "Run, run as fast as you can/ You can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man." In the version I remember a fox finally does catch the braggart and eats him piece by piece.This week, in defending the public statements of his UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Obama said we should come after him, not her. Pugnacious remark--just like the gingerbread man's. Last time I recall a politician making...
  • Howie Carr thread week of November 18, 2012

    11/18/2012 1:22:22 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 11/18/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show thread starting off with his Sunday Boston Herald column