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  • Mitt Wasn't All Wrong About "Gifts"

    11/20/2012 6:09:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Set aside the idealized Hispanic of the Republican consultants' vision. What does the real Hispanic community look like today? Let us consider only native-born Hispanics, U.S. citizens. According to Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, which analyzed Census Bureau statistics from 2012: -- More than one in five Hispanic citizens lives in poverty. -- One in four Hispanic-American men 25 to 55 is out of work. -- More than half of all Hispanic women 25-55 are unmarried. -- Half of all Hispanic households with children are headed by an unmarried woman, and 55 percent depend on welfare programs....
  • The Best Solution

    11/20/2012 6:03:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Tim Phillips
    During last Wednesday’s news conference, President Obama offered his plan for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff and expiring tax cuts. While the President claims he desires to work with Congress to reduce the deficit in a balanced and responsible way, he was clear that he intends to hold the middle class hostage in order to achieve his goal of increasing taxes on more successful Americans. How is the President doing this? By announcing that Congress must either bow to his agenda or send all Americans a higher tax bill. While Obama was busily pushing his ultimatum, he seems...
  • Rocket Hits Gush Etzion

    11/20/2012 5:53:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    A rocket exploded in an open area near an Arab village in Gush Etzion around 2:15 p.m. as sirens wailed in Jerusalem during another barrage of rockets and missiles unleashed by Hamas. The missile exploded in an open area, and no one was injured. Minutes before the sirens rang out, an AFP correspondent in Gaza City reported hearing the loud report of an outgoing rocket. The attack was claimed by Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which said it had fired "an M75 rocket at the occupied city of Jerusalem." United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who spent the...
  • ‘Reopen Sesame sex suit’: Accuser wants to undo Elmo deal

    11/20/2012 5:52:22 AM PST · by gridlock · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/20/12 | David K. Li
    The man who accused Elmo’s puppeteer of sexual misconduct reportedly wants to recant his recantation. Sheldon Stephens, 24, last week withdrew sensational claims that, as an underage teen, he had a wild fling with Kevin Clash, the voice behind the beloved Muppet Elmo. Now Stephens is interviewing lawyers in hopes of ripping up the $125,000 deal he reached with Clash, 52, to deny there was any illegal sex, according to TMZ. (snip)
  • Bill Advances to Stop EPA from Regulating Your Ammunition

    11/20/2012 5:43:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 November, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- When Congress reconvened this week, one of the first items the U.S. Senate voted on was S. 3525, “The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012.” As we reported last week, S. 3525 is an essential piece of legislation focused on the expansion and enhancement of hunting, recreational fishing and shooting on federal public land. But it’s more than that. Of critical importance is the fact that, in addition to promoting land access, S. 3525 would amend the “Toxic Substances Control Act” to prevent this and future administrations from using the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate the right of hunters,...
  • Boycott Black Thursday & Friday. Time to get Thanksgiving back A. Lincoln Proclamation

    11/20/2012 5:39:51 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 18 replies
    vanity | November 20, 2012 | steelers6
    A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke...
  • Boycott Black Thursday & Friday. Time to get Thanksgiving back A. Lincoln Proclamation

    11/20/2012 5:39:41 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 20 replies
    vanity | Novem | steelers6
    A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke...
  • HP takes $8.8B charge on Autonomy 'improprieties'

    11/20/2012 5:38:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    CNET ^ | Larry Dignan
    or its fourth quarter, Hewlett-Packard records a charge of $8.8 billion in its software unit, which had "serious accounting improprieties...and outright misrepresentations" when HP bought it.
  • Homeowner fatally shot attacker, another suspect flees, police say(FL)

    11/20/2012 5:37:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    myfoxorlando.com ^ | 19 November, 2012 | Tara Russakov
    A Palm Beach Gardens man was found dead in front of a Holly Hill home Friday night, and investigators say he is one two suspects that tried to rob the house. Preliminary reports from Holly Hill Police say Kenneth Conley was eating a meal on the porch of the home when two people pulled up in a car and came toward the residence. Conley tells police the pair began to beat him then used a stun gun on him before ordering him to open the front door. Once inside,the suspects tried to force their way into a bedroom occupied by...
  • San Francisco set to vote on ban on public nudity, except at ‘gay pride’ events

    11/20/2012 5:34:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/19/2012 | Ben Johnson
    SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pendulum of the sexual revolution may be swinging slightly back toward sanity in San Francisco, as the city is set to vote on a new law that may bar public nudity – except at the city’s gay pride march and other events covered by permit. The ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener who oversees the city’s homosexual Castro District, would make it illegal for any adult and most children to “expose his or her genitals, perineum, or anal region” in public. The behavior of some naturists at the district’s public plaza pushed...
  • Fmr. Obama advisor is the new leader of a 'Catholic' charity

    11/20/2012 5:30:04 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The new head of a Catholic philanthropic organization is a longtime Obama advisor and member of the Religious Left. Alexia Kelley has been named CEO and president of the Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA). According to its website, FADICA “reinforces a foundation’s Catholic values, family mission, and faith-based stewardship.” Kelley takes her new position after serving as director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The committee is headed by Joshua Dubois. Like Kelley, Dubois favors an “abortion reduction” strategy focused heavily...
  • Invasion of the Liberal Body Snatchers

    11/20/2012 5:26:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/20/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    People often ask how it is that northerners move to the South, or Mexicans and other foreigners to the US, for a better life, but then vote as they did whence they came. Don't they know this only ensures that the South will become more like the North or the US more like south of the border? Again, whatever they know, it isn't mainly a matter of knowledge. Of course, in many cases people do fail to make the proper associations between cause and effect. Yet this is often due to emotional blocks, as the intellect cannot adjudicate facts not...
  • How the New York Times Covers Evil

    11/20/2012 5:17:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The way in which the New York Times reports good vs. evil is one of the most important stories of our time. Take the war between Israel and Hamas that is taking place right now. This war is as morally clear as wars get. Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty and no freedom of speech or press. In a nutshell, Hamas is a violent, fascist organization. Israel, meanwhile, is one the world's most humane states, not to mention a democracy that is so...
  • Groundhog Day: Middle East Version

    11/20/2012 5:06:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day. A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked by terrorists groups, often called "militants" by the media, each one with the same goal: Israel's elimination. After demonstrating considerable restraint of the kind that would never be tolerated by any other nation, Israel fires back. Suddenly, the world awakens from its indifference. World leaders, who said little when Israeli civilians were wounded and killed, now urge...
  • Americans Are Pro-Israel: Obama's Party? Not So Much!

    11/20/2012 4:59:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    This article was co-authored by Bob Morrison. It seems every time the Republicans lose a presidential election, white board-toting architects and backroom strategists descend on the Sunday talk shows. Republicans must dump the social issues. Defending the right to life of unborn children and upholding the civil right of marriage is just costing too much support with the voters. We have to moderate our positions, they say. It’s as if the Second Officer on the Titanic were to run down six flights of stairs and yell at the grimy, coal dust covered sweating stokers shoveling coal in the engine...
  • Pew: President Gets Election Eve Surge in Positive Press Coverage

    11/20/2012 4:51:54 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 11/19/12 | John Eggerton
    President Barack Obama had more positive news coverage than he had gotten in months in the days just prior to the November election, but that was attributable to his improving race strategy rather than his prominence in the Superstorm Sandy coverage. That is according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, based on a content analysis of 660 news stories from 49 mainstream media outlets between Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. According to the study, 37% of the "horserace" stories about the president in the last week of the campaign were positive, compared...
  • Now Gloria Allred enters the Petraeus scandal: Jill Kelley's twin sister hires celebrity attorney

    11/20/2012 4:51:21 AM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 20, 2012
    A piece of the sordid Petraeus puzzle has lawyered up, hiring famed celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, it has been revealed. Natalie Khawam has reportedly enlisted Allred's help, more than a week after her involvement in the cheating scandal that has led to his downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus. Allred and Khawam are holding a press conference on Tuesday morning. Khawam is the twin sister of Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite who blew the lid off the secret relationship between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, after Broadwell sent Kelley threatening emails. The twins' brother, David Khawam, confirmed to ABC...
  • What Price 'Fairness'?

    11/20/2012 4:41:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Realistic Republicans understand that President Obama and the Democrats head into fiscal cliff negotiations in a far stronger bargaining position now than in 2011. When voters were asked on Nov. 6 whether they favored raising taxes to reduce the deficit, a total of 60 percent said yes (47 percent favored increasing taxes for those who earn $250,000 or more, and 13 percent approved tax increases for all). So taxes will be going up. As a matter of political strategy -- not to say survival -- Republicans will have to agree to raise taxes on those defined as rich. It's more...
  • Andrew Cuomo, fake Democrat

    11/20/2012 4:25:51 AM PST · by magellan · 31 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Monday, Nov 19, 2012 | Alex Pareene
    New York's governor might lead his party in 2016. So why won't he fight for a state Senate majority they earned?If the New York state Senate remains controlled by the Republican Party, it won’t be because of the voters. Democrats have 30 seats, with 32 required for a majority. They’re also ahead in two races currently being recounted. Simcha Felder, who won a Senate seat on the Democratic and Conservative Party lines in Brooklyn, has already announced that he will caucus with the Republicans. If the Democrats end up with a majority, there is a good chance a bunch of...
  • 7 Questions That Will Determine the Success or Failure Of Barack Obama's Second Term

    11/20/2012 4:24:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | John Hawkins
    When British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was asked what might knock his administration off course, he famously responded, "Events, dear boy, events." There's a lot of truth to that. At any point in time, an unexpected event can throw the political world into turmoil. However, more often than not, it's not the blindside hit that gets you so much as the freight train you've seen coming for miles. When Barack Obama came into office, he had a number of serious challenges to deal with and not only has he effectively addressed very few of them, many of them have worsened...