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  • Statistical Rainiest Day Of The Year Lives Up To Billing [Seattle - Right Now!]

    11/19/2012 12:36:48 PM PST · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    KOMONews.com ^ | 19 November 2012 | Scott Sistek
    Through 10 a.m., Seattle had already set its daily rainfall record with 1.48" of rain, breaking the old record of 1.23" set in 1962, and the rain was still coming down. [Now 12:30 PM and still pouring!]
  • Obama and the End of Decline (Depths of Liberal Delusions Alert)

    11/19/2012 12:15:06 PM PST · by mojito · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/19/2012 | E.J. "0bama will get me a Pony" Dionne
    ....The ability to put our government's finances in order for the long run is obviously part of getting back on our national game. We simply cannot afford four more years of fiscal stalemate. But how we achieve balance matters. If there is one pledge Obama made over and over, it is that he will tend to the rise of economic inequality, a drop in the living standards of many working Americans, the loss of well-paying jobs -- especially in manufacturing -- and curtailed access to higher education. Across ideological lines, Americans stuck in this downward spiral experience decline not as...
  • Judge Suggests Mediation to Save Hostess; Sides Agree to Talk.

    11/19/2012 12:12:42 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    Dow Jones is reporting that a bankruptcy judge is urging mediation to save Hostess from liquidation. WSJ will have more to come as it comes out of the courtroom. Here’s an update from bankruptcy reporters Jacqueline Palank and Rachel Feintzeig A bankruptcy judge Monday asked whether he should preside over mediation between Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union to avoid pulling the plug on the baker of Ho Hos, Twinkies and Wonder Bread.
  • Mother Explains Romney Loss to Distraught Son

    11/19/2012 12:06:09 PM PST · by FR_addict · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 19,2012 | video
    Video of a child facing his first political disappointment. I loved the child's face when his mother tries to explain that Obama is not a bad person. He doesn't say anything, but he has the expression of "Get Real"
  • LFT: Teachers are under attack (Louisiana Teacher's Union squealing like stuck pigs)

    11/19/2012 11:54:40 AM PST · by abb · 17 replies
    The (Baton Rouge) Advocate ^ | November 19, 2012 | Will Sentell
    Public school teachers are “under attack” through so-called education reforms pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal and others, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers said Monday. Steve Monaghan, who heads the group, said a series of events going back to the election of a Jindal-friendly state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education last year and the passage of an overhaul of public schools earlier this year shows that the LFT and public education have been targeted. “We are definitely under attack,” he said. Monaghan made his comments during the second day of the group’s 48th annual convention. The gathering...
  • West Fights On Amid Vote-Recount Mayhem

    11/19/2012 11:42:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2012 | John Fund
    The characters in the latest example of South Florida’s dysfunctional election system — recall the Bush v. Gore debacle in 2000 — are worthy of a Carl Hiaasen potboiler. Congressman Allen West, an outspoken tea-party favorite whose district was pushed into largely new territory by redistricting, is claiming that massive voter irregularities are robbing him of his seat. Democrat Patrick Murphy, who leads West by some 2,000 votes, is trying to stop a full recount of controversial early ballots cast in St. Lucie County. His current victory margin is just large enough to avoid triggering an automatic recall of all...
  • Spain: Residency for foreigners who buy houses

    11/19/2012 11:36:50 AM PST · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 11-19
    MADRID (AP) — Looking for a new place to call home? Spain is hoping to give you a little bit more than a welcome basket of baked goods if you decide to move there. In an attempt to reduce the country's bloated stock of unsold homes, the government is set to offer permanent residency to any foreigner provided they buy a house or apartment worth more than €160,000 ($200,000). The plan, unveiled by Trade Ministry secretary Jaime Garcia-Legaz Monday and expected to be approved in the coming weeks, would be aimed principally at Chinese and Russian buyers. Spain has more...
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Bush-Era Commerce Secretary, Rips The Republican Party

    11/19/2012 11:35:51 AM PST · by zeestephen · 19 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 13 November 2012 | Jerry Kammer
    During his appearance on the Univision program "Al Punto," Gutierrez claimed that the Republican Party's extremism was the reason for Mitt Romney's resounding defeat last week.
  • All Eyez on Him [GQ Interview with Marco Rubio...and the man is GOOD]

    11/19/2012 11:24:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 165 replies
    GQ [link only!] | December 2012 issue | Michael Hainey
    http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201212/marco-rubio-interview-gq-december-2012?printable=true&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitte
  • AFA publishes annual "naughty/nice" list--companies hostile to Christmas

    11/19/2012 11:08:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 120 replies
    Dear Friend, As the Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual "Naughty or Nice" retailer list. We have taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Over the past seven years, your AFA has stood firm in the "War on Christmas." Companies who used to refuse to acknowledge Christmas now have Christmas "shops" inside their stores. Many of them now liberally use "Christmas" in their advertising and in-store signage. Sadly, there are still some companies which refuse to...
  • Jane Fonda's New Regret: 'Sitting On That Gun in North Vietnam'

    11/19/2012 11:04:23 AM PST · by izzatzo · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11/19/2012 | John Nolte
    Having reached her mid-seventies, Oscar-winner Jane Fonda is now in that phase of her career where she's celebrated with all kinds of "achievement awards." Last night at the L.A. Press Club gala honoring her, Fonda's revealed that her biggest regret in life is no longer not "f***ing" mass-murderer Che Guevera, but that moment that defined her even more than her film career: when she was photographed sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun meant to shoot down American pilots during the Vietnam War.
  • Coleman concedes Lt. Gov. race to Forest

    11/19/2012 10:58:45 AM PST · by South40 · 6 replies
    NBC17.com ^ | November 19, 2012
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Linda Coleman, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, called Republican Dan Forest Monday morning to concede the race. Coleman trailed by 11,000 votes after election night, but her campaign claimed that perhaps thousands of ballots hadn't been counted that should have been. As mail-in ballots and provisional ballots have trickled in since Election Day, Republican candidate Dan Forest's lead has dwindled.
  • Petraeus chose 'Jackie Kennedy' package for wedding

    11/19/2012 10:58:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner "Secrets" ^ | 11-19-12 | Paul Bedard
    The Petraeus sex scandal didn't just reveal the former CIA director's bedroom secrets. It's also shined a spotlight on a romantic facility in Berryville, Virginia, 65 miles from Washington where David and Holly Petraeus' daughter Anne married Matt Mauney last month in a picturesque setting the couple celebrated with pictures on her blog, fannetasticfood.com. Rosemont Manor owner William Genda told Secrets that he is sad about how the publicity came to his facility, but happy for the new business it is bringing from the Washington area. "It's probably been good," he told Secrets. Only in business for two years, the...
  • Check Out Maria Bartiromo's Super Bearish Column On The Fiscal Cliff

    11/19/2012 10:57:57 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-19-2012 | Linette Lopez
    Check Out Maria Bartiromo's Super Bearish Column On The Fiscal Cliff Linette LopezNovember 19, 2012CNBC This morning Politico's Ben White wrote that the fiscal cliff is basically over. Closing Bell's Maria Bartiromo couldn't disagree with him more. She wrote a super bearish column on the issue for CNBC, and to her, words like "panic stricken" are definitely in order. From the column: The Mayans may not be right about the world ending by the end of 2012, but the next month and a half is looking a lot more panic-stricken than celebratory. The ongoing fight over the "fiscal cliff" may...
  • 'Bomb' Doc Was Fired From Hospital After Stalking Allegation (mentions "Occupy militant element")

    11/19/2012 10:57:21 AM PST · by dead · 3 replies
    A doctor charged Saturday with possessing a large quantity of chemicals used in bomb-making spent 15 years on the staff of a Manhattan hospital until he was fired in 2006 for refusing to submit to a psychiatric evaluation when a nurse accused him of stalking her, court records show. Roberto Rivera, 60, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage after federal and local authorities found precursor chemicals used in the making of explosives in the basement of a Ridgewood house, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said in a release Saturday afternoon. Rivera was being held...
  • Killing The Goose (Sowell on Unions)

    11/19/2012 10:51:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 20, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children which has a heavy message that a lot of adults should listen to. The labor unions which have driven the makers of Twinkies into bankruptcy, potentially destroying 18,500 jobs, could have learned a lot from that old children's fairy tale. Many people think of labor unions as organizations to benefit workers, and think of employers who are opposed to unions as just people who don't want to pay their employees more money. But some employers have made it a point to pay their...
  • Iran's fingerprints on Hamas weaponry, but its larger role in Israel-Gaza crisis remains murky

    11/19/2012 10:39:37 AM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Alastair Jamieson
    It was an unguarded comment that may have strayed close to the truth: Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said he believes tensions over Iran were behind the Israel-Gaza violence. That remark – made in a radio studio when he thought he was off the air – echoes a theory that Tehran’s fingerprints are all over the current escalation of violence. Realizing that he was actually live on air, Sacks did not elaborate on his theory but Western intelligence agencies and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) do agree that longer-range rockets being fired toward Tel Aviv are Iranian-manufactured Fajr-5 missiles.
  • Surprise: CA Education Tax Hike Will Go to Wall Street Cronies

    11/19/2012 10:30:52 AM PST · by chessplayer · 7 replies
    California Governor Jerry Brown hailed his signature tax-hike to fund education—known as Proposition 30—as a towering achievement that will ensure educational excellence in higher education and spare those trapped in poor and failing K-12 California public schools from budget cuts. But a new study by five UC Berkeley doctoral students titled “Swapping Our Future: How Taxpayers And Students Are Funding Risky UC Borrowing and Wall Street Profits” says that millions of dollars of the freshly raised revenues won’t go to California’s school children.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,WABC AM,November 19-23,2012

    11/19/2012 10:30:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 19-23,2012 | Sean Hannity
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  • Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage

    11/19/2012 10:24:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Barack Obama blunders again on the world stage By Nile Gardiner World Last updated: November 19th, 2012 Barack Obama: hardly off to a flying start It is only two weeks since his re-election, and his second term remains two months away, but Barack Obama is already blundering again on the world stage, with the kind of gaffes that would have been plastered on the front page of The New York Times if they had been committed by George W. Bush when he was in the White House. Obama's first term was littered with foreign policy gaffes, and there is every...
  • MSNBC host tells Israeli amb. Hamas rockets 'rarely do damage'"response...is disproportional"

    11/19/2012 10:23:05 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 70 replies
    KFYI Radio ^ | November 19, 2012 | Sharona Schwartz
    The host then suggested that because the number of rocket attacks on Israel has dramatically increased since 2009, Israel’s policy has been a "failure" (Sharona Schwartz) Beyond its military operation targeting the Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, Israel is invested in an intense media campaign to make sure its side of the story is being heard overseas. But that’s not always easy to do. In an interview with Israel’s top envoy to the United States on Saturday, MSNBC provided yet another example of how much work Israeli officials face in their effort to pass through the filter of the mainstream media and...
  • The GOP's "Modern Family" Problem

    11/19/2012 10:22:09 AM PST · by babble-on · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 19, 2012 | Reed Galen
    (full article at link) The Generation X and Millennial cohorts are well known for our supposedly singular worldview: individualistic, self-reliant, and we want things (on our own terms) both personally and professionally. Wait, that sounds suspiciously like the ethos of a major political party. Most of these voters agree with Republicans on economic, fiscal and tax issues, at least insofar as we object to the routine generational theft inflicted on us by the baby boomers who now run Washington. However, they’re quite apart from the GOP on almost everything else. It’s not that there aren’t plenty of voters under 45...
  • US Capital Spending Plummets To Recession Levels

    11/19/2012 10:19:39 AM PST · by mojito · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge/WSJ ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    U.S. companies are scaling back investment plans at the fastest pace since the recession, signaling more trouble for the economic recovery. Half of the nation's 40 biggest publicly traded corporate spenders have announced plans to curtail capital expenditures this year or next, according to a review by The Wall Street Journal of securities filings and conference calls. Nationwide, business investment in equipment and software—a measure of economic vitality in the corporate sector—stalled in the third quarter for the first time since early 2009. Corporate investment in new buildings has declined. At the same time, exports are slowing or falling to...
  • Congressional report ties Middle East terrorists to Mexican drug cartels

    11/19/2012 10:07:10 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-16-2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A new congressional report from the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management ties Middle East terror organizations to Mexican drug cartels. The report, released Thursday, is titled “A Line in the Sand: Countering Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border.” It found that the “Southwest border has now become the greatest threat of terrorist infiltration into the United States.” It specifically cites a “growing influence” from Iranian and Hezbollah terror forces in Latin America. “The presence of Hezbollah in Latin America is partially explained by the large Lebanese diaspora in South America,” the report reads....
  • "Official: FreeRepublic Thanksgiving Thread...

    11/19/2012 10:04:16 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 50 replies
    19 Nov 2012 | US Navy Vet
    Post thoughts, information and OK Turkey Roasting Instructions(for those who need them).
  • Did Egypt inadvertently aid Israel before the war in Gaza broke out?

    11/19/2012 9:59:49 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/19/2012 | Kristen Chick & Ahmed Aldabba
    As Egypt's closure of some of the smuggling tunnels from Gaza drives up prices in the tiny coastal enclave, it has also spurred anger toward Egypt's new Islamist president for throttling one of Gaza's main sources of goods. Egypt began destroying tunnels as part of a security crackdown in the Sinai after militants attacked an Egyptian army checkpoint near Rafah on Aug. 5, killing 16 Egyptian soldiers before crossing the border to attack Israel. The operation has slowed the tunnel trade, leading to price increases in Gaza on items like building materials and food. The Hamas government has protested the...
  • DOCTOR FIRED After Posting Anti-Obamacare Rant on YouTube

    11/19/2012 9:52:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | november 16, 2012 | jim hoft
    It’s an Obama world. Dr. Barbara Bellar posted this epic rant back in August during her campaign for Illinois State Senator. “Obamacare Summed Up in One Sentence” -snip Tonight, Dr. Barbara Bellar told Greta Van Susteren that despite a very impressive record, she lost her job for opposing Obamacare
  • FBI: 72 Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty Last Year

    11/19/2012 9:35:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    FBI ^ | November 19, 2012
    Making the Ultimate Sacrifice Report on Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Released Tragically, during 2011, 72 law enforcement officers from around the nation were killed in the line of duty, while another 53 officers died in accidents while performing their duties. And 54,774 officers were assaulted in the line of duty…all according to our just-released annual report Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2011Here’s a look at some of the data collected for this report: While the 72 officers killed in the line of duty came from city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal agencies, the majority (50)...
  • Safety chief has long list of driving violations (Mass)

    11/19/2012 9:28:16 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 21 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | November 18, 2012 | Sean P. Murphy
    Her driving record includes seven ­accidents, four speeding violations, two failures to stop for a police officer, one failure to stay in her lane, one driving without registration or license in possession, and one driving without wearing a seat belt. When she was nabbed for speeding in New Hampshire in 1999, she failed to show up at her hearing, records show. Until Nov. 1, her license was on nonrenewal status for failure to pay local excise taxes. There are 34 entries on her driving record, dating back to 1982. Yet Sheila Burgess is director of the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division.
  • Cuban-Americans Flipped to Obama? Not Quite

    11/19/2012 9:26:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/18/2012 | Henry Gomez
    This election cycle was remarkable in the degree to which we were subjected to analysis of the polls. In particular, conservatives like me believed the pollsters had it wrong when they showed a likely voter mix that resembled 2008. We were wrong; the pollsters were largely right. The Democrats turned out in enough numbers to negate the advantage Romney had with independents.In the immediate aftermath of Mitt RomneyÂ’s defeat, an unprecedented amount of scrutiny was focused on the Cuban-American population of south Florida. Some exit polls claimed [1] Romney lost the historically reliable Cuban vote for the GOP, and...
  • Jane Fonda's New Regret: 'Sitting On That Gun in North Vietnam'

    11/19/2012 9:15:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 77 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/19/12 | John Nolte
    Well, give the actress credit. This is a step up from what we learned in Patricia Bosworth's Biography, "Jane Fonda," where the star reportedly said: "My biggest regret is I never got to f*** Che Guevara." Personally, I don't think Fonda regrets sitting on that anti-aircraft gun. I think she regrets being caught sitting on that anti-aircraft gun. Nothing in Fonda's statements or subsequent actions has ever shown me that she understands just how evil that act was. And why she hasn't been tried and deported for treason is beyond me.
  • Campus bans Ann Coulter, invites professor who calls sex with animals potentially ‘satisfying’

    11/19/2012 9:15:05 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2012 | Gregg Re
    After effectively barring conservative columnist Ann Coulter from speaking on campus last week, the Jesuit college Fordham University welcomed infanticide and bestiality advocate Peter Singer for a panel discussion on Friday. According to Fordham’s media relations website, Singer, a tenured Princeton bioethics professor, spoke from 4 to 6 p.m. in a panel the university promised “will provoke Christians to think about other animals in new ways.” Singer has long lamented the societal stigma against having sex with animals. “Not so long ago,” Singer wrote in one essay, “any form of sexuality not leading to the conception of children was seen...
  • White House Changed CIA Talking Points (The Truth Comes Out

    11/19/2012 9:08:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 19, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    “The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” said chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.). The CIA “talking points” on Benghazi initially identified the attackers as al Qaeda or al Qaeda-linked terrorists but senior administration officials removed the reference, Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press.Meanwhile, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with the president on Saturday that the White House made only minor changes in the first comments by a White House official on the Benghazi security scandal.“We were provided with points...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 19,2012

    11/19/2012 8:52:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 103 replies
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  • THE PLANT - A Plant for the Future? (vanity, or chat -whatever)

    11/19/2012 8:52:08 AM PST · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Website ^ | November 2012 | The plant website
    I'm a global warming skeptic and I don't warm up quickly to all the fuzzy talk about farmers markets and community gardens. But, I ran across this on a blog and it got my interest right away.
  • Has California Finally Hit Bottom? (Newsom finds religion...or hallucinogens)

    11/19/2012 8:45:56 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 24 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 11-15-12 | Jane Wells
    Editor’s note: The following is a cross post by Jane Wells that originally appeared on CNBC.com]: The Golden State has been forced into a sort of economic rehab after years of runaway spending. Now, California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office says the state may be bottoming, and there is reason to hope. Californians just passed Prop 30, raising taxes, but the LAO says the state will still have to close a $1.9 billion budget gap over the next two years. However, there could be a budget surplus beginning in 2014. “We’re not out of the woods,” said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a...
  • Bible-believing Episcopalian penalized

    11/19/2012 8:45:11 AM PST · by fwdude · 34 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | October 22, 2012 | Charlie Butts
    A communications manager doesn't think it was smart for the Episcopal Church to essentially strip its South Carolina bishop of his ministry credentials for taking a stand for biblical principles and values. Officials with the national church have "inhibited" Bishop Mark Lawrence, taking away his clearance to perform ministry functions for 60 days -- the time allotted for him to respond to allegations having to do with the division between the liberal, dominate faction of the church and biblically based members like himself. In response, his diocese has severed its relationship with the Episcopal Church. Walton, Jeff (IRD)Jeff Walton of...
  • Treasury Secretary Geithner: Lift Debt Limit to Infinity

    11/19/2012 8:41:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/19/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS CNSNews.TV On the Spot On the Scene The Schein OTJ Golden Hookah Home » News Treasury Secretary Geithner: Lift Debt Limit to Infinity By Elizabeth Harrington November 19, 2012 Subscribe to Elizabeth Harrington's posts (CNSNews.com) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Friday that Congress should stop placing legal limits on the amount of money the government can borrow and effectively lift the debt limit to infinity. On Bloomberg TV, “Political Capital” host Al Hunt asked Geithner if he believes “we ought to just eliminate the debt ceiling.” “Oh, absolutely,” Geithner said. “You do?...
  • FReeper Wheelbarrow(BillBarrows) has died. WW2/Bronze star recipient

    11/19/2012 8:38:45 AM PST · by DollyCali · 112 replies
    all his FRiends | 11/19/2012 | DollyCali
    With FReeper AFPhys in Grand Island NY (at home of The Mayor) showing off the Wheelbarrow skills~! Bill at the first Honor Flight out of Akron. He was delighted to chat with Bob Dole. At a Walter Reed Freep - with Bert, Kristinn. He really enjoyed the WH correspondent dinner FReep & time afterward in hotel lounge He may have been old.. but he wasn't stupid!!!! A gentle and kind man has returned to his maker. He was a patriot, FReeper, WW2 Army/AF veteran who received the Bronze Star, and very very young at heart. He buried two wifes...
  • Obama Repeatedly Mispronounces Aung San Suu Kyi

    11/19/2012 8:37:11 AM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | November 19, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    During his stop in Burma earlier today, President Obama repeatedly mispronounced the name of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and former political prisoner who has led the struggle for a free and democratic Burma.,P. From the Associated Press: As Obama stood next to the world’s most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly. Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting. Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate’s name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee. What’s more, Obama also botched...
  • While New Jersey Residents Suffer, Governor Christie Goes on Saturday Night Live

    11/19/2012 8:25:31 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    COPYRIGHT © 2012 · FRONTPAGEMAG.COM ^ | November 18, 2012 | By Daniel Greenfield
    Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are without power. Many have lost homes and everything else that they have. Some don’t have enough to eat and others are struggling to stay warm. This is not the time for a responsible leader to go do his self-promoting shtick on Saturday Night Live. But Christie seems so tone deaf that he puts his self-promotion ahead of anything else.
  • The Twinkie Manifesto

    11/19/2012 8:23:34 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 18, 2012 | PAUL KRUGMAN
    The Twinkie, it turns out, was introduced way back in 1930. In our memories, however, the iconic snack will forever be identified with the 1950s, when Hostess popularized the brand by sponsoring “The Howdy Doody Show.” And the demise of Hostess has unleashed a wave of baby boomer nostalgia for a seemingly more innocent time. Needless to say, it wasn’t really innocent. But the ’50s — the Twinkie Era — do offer lessons that remain relevant in the 21st century. Above all, the success of the postwar American economy demonstrates that, contrary to today’s conservative orthodoxy, you can have prosperity...
  • Patrick to allow illegal immigrants in-state tuition

    11/19/2012 8:12:09 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Maria Sacchetti
    Governor Deval Patrick will direct state colleges and universities Monday to allow young illegal immigrants to pay the lower resident rate for tuition and fees as soon as they obtain work permits through a new federal program, a senior administration official said Sunday Patrick’s declaration ends five months of anxiety for immigrants who cheered President Obama’s decision in June to temporarily halt the deportations of immigrants age 30 and under, only to plunge them into limbo in Massachusetts as officials said they were reviewing whether the immigrants were eligible for the lower rates. But the governor’s announcement also raised criticism...
  • SICK… Dead Child Used for Terrorist Propaganda Was Killed By Hamas – Not Israel

    11/19/2012 8:08:02 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2012 | Andrea Ryan
    Egypt Prime Minister Hisham Kandil traveled to Gaza this week. While in Gaza Kandil was shown the body of a dead child at the Gaza hospital. He paused for a few photos. (Reuters) [Snip] But it was all a lie. Hamas not only uses their children as human shields (firing rockets from kindergartens), but is, also, using their children’s dead bodies as propaganda…and lying.  They claimed that the child in this picture, being held by Egyptian PM Kandil, was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza.  That’s a lie.  He was killed by a Hamas rocket. Elder of Ziyon reported,...
  • Mustang Ranch brothel owner rides to victory in Nevada county commission race

    11/19/2012 8:02:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 19, 2012
    RENO, Nev. — The owner of a Nevada brothel who was recently elected as a county commissioner says he faced few objections during his campaign. Lance Gilman tells The Associated Press that to many voters in Storey County his Mustang Ranch is just a business and a prosperous one at that. The 68-year-old Gilman describes himself as a “dye-in-the-wool Republican who loves American values.
  • Public Nudity Ban Considered in SF (News from another world)

    11/19/2012 7:59:39 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/12 | Alyssa Newcomb
    San Franciscans may be forced to wear clothes outside of their homes and some nude activists aren't pleased. City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that, if passed, would make it illegal for anyone over the age of 5 to expose their genitals in public. Exemptions will be made for parades and festivals held under a city permit, according to the ordinance. A group of activists filed a federal lawsuit against the city on Wednesday, asking that a judge issue a temporary restraining order to stop the vote on Tuesday and provide the court enough time to...
  • Twitter suspends American Orthodox Jew for tweeting anti-Obama cartoon about Israel

    11/19/2012 7:51:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/12 | David Martosko
    Without warning, Twitter suspended a series of three accounts owned by an Orthodox Jew from New York City Wednesday and Thursday, after one of them tweeted a cartoon depicting the Obama administration stabbing Israel in the back. The social media company refused to tell The Daily Caller if the cartoon was the reason it shut the accounts down. Twitter also wouldn’t say why it hasn’t taken similar action against the terror group Hamas and its supporters for tweeting “Death to the Jews” and other threats of violence. The suspended accounts, named @RealGazaPeace, @RealGazaPeace1 and @GazaRealStory, were all operated by 25-year-old...
  • Hostess Bankruptcy: What Role Did Policy Play?

    The demise of Hostess and Twinkies is not a national emergency, but it is certainly sad when a major business goes under and thousands of people lose their jobs. If federal and state policymakers want to play a useful role here, they should study why Hostess couldn’t make a go of it. Were there tax or regulatory factors that stood in the way of the company earning a decent rate of return?Unions were an important factor that pushed up the firm’s costs and reduced its operational efficiency. The policy reform here is obvious for people who appreciate market economics: repeal America’s coercive union laws. If policymakers don’t kill so-called collective bargaining,...
  • Republican Forest claims win in lt. gov. race, Coleman not conceding

    11/19/2012 7:49:52 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 17 replies
    NBC 17 ^ | November 17, 2012 | CHARLIE NORTON
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Republican Dan Forest Saturday claimed victory over Linda Coleman in the race for lieutenant governor after county boards of elections finished canvassing votes. more
  • The Economy in 2015 Might Shock You

    11/19/2012 7:44:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | David Sterman
    In the summer of 2015, either one or both political parties will begin the search for their next presidential. By that time, the whole tenor of political positions will have sharply changed. At least, we can only hope so. That's because our economy is unlikely to handle three more years of gridlock, which keeps us stuck in a phase of higher government spending and shrinking revenue. Any day now, the ever-rising mountain of debt will need to be addressed. In the face of inaction, the bond market will have spoken by 2015 anyway, as "bond vigilantes" force the government to...