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  • Unskewed Polling' Creator Launches New Site On How Obama's Win Might Be Based On Voter Fraud

    11/21/2012 7:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The creator of the so-called "Unskewed" Polling site is now unskewing the actual votes. Last week, Dean Chambers — who admitted he was wrong about the polls shortly after the election — launched BarackOFraudo.com, which attempts to expose "how they stole the election." Its premise centers on the admittedly eye-popping fact that Republican Mitt Romney received sometimes as little as zero votes in certain precincts in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Chambers also alleges that there are "questions" with how votes were counted in Florida and Virginia. You see where this is going — without those four states, President Barack Obama has...
  • Appeasement on Parade: U.S. Treasury Targets Hezbollah Commander With Sanctions Over U.S. Deaths

    11/21/2012 7:31:46 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 21 Nov 12 | Unknown
    In a move that illustrates the incredible weakness of US counterterrorism efforts, the US Treasury, in what can only be described as a cynical gesture, has “triumphantly” announced sanctions against a Hezbollah jihadist terrorist who killed and tortured US GIs in Iraq. The US could have and should have remanded this monster into permanent custody, but the Obama administration has neither the stomach for such action, nor the motivation to pursue Hezbollah as the terrorist enemy that it is. Instead, the US turned Ali Musa Daqduq over to Iraqi authorities and Iraqi authorities set him free, despite a personal appeal...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Chief Justice Roberts Voted For Obamacare To Get 'Street Cred' (Video)

    11/21/2012 7:28:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/21/2012 | Abby Rogers
    Even though Obamacare was decided months ago, pundits are still dissecting the court's actions. CNN's top legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and famed lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz sat down on Friday at New York's 92nd Street Y to debate why Chief Justice John Roberts used his deciding vote to pass President Barack Obama's controversial health care law. And, according to Dershowitz, Roberts did it just so he could side with Republicans from now on without getting called out for being too conservative. "Roberts is very political," Dershowitz said in the interview, posted by Above The Law. "And what he did...
  • The Santa Monica Nativity Scene Case: Why We Lost

    11/21/2012 7:22:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/21/2012 | William J. Becker Jr.
    As TV networks began to call the race for President Obama in the 2012 general election earlier this month, Karl Rove fumbled with his white board insisting the race wasn't over and that the votes from vital Ohio counties had not yet been fully tallied. A glimmer of hope that Mitt Romney could snatch victory from the jaws of certain defeat remained visible through the squinting lens of Rove's roseate stubbornness. As his recount was underway last weekend in Florida, Congressman Allen West basked in the glow of adulation conservatives attending an event at the Breakers Hotel in West Palm...
  • Misreading the Fiscal Cliff. No one, including Republicans, is focusing on the right issues.

    11/21/2012 7:18:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/21/2012 | Michael Tanner
    The fiscal cliff is now less than six weeks away. Negotiators are reportedly locked away behind closed doors working on a grand bargain to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts that will hit on January 1. Most of the debate so far has centered on how best to raise taxes on the wealthy: whether to increase tax rates, as the president demands, or eliminate deductions and loopholes, as some Republicans seem to be open to considering. Unfortunately, these priorities are almost entirely upside down. Therefore, let me offer some unsolicited advice for the negotiators: You can’t hike taxes on...
  • Thomas Sowell - Tough Teachers (video)

    11/21/2012 7:13:32 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 4, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
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  • Pelosi: Obama Could Be Most Famous Person ‘In the Whole Galaxy’ Spent ‘Like, a Billion Dollars’..

    11/21/2012 7:11:22 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Pelosi: Obama Could Be Most Famous Person ‘In the Whole Galaxy’ Spent ‘Like, a Billion Dollars’ in Battle of Ideas By Eric Scheiner November 21, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made her case for reducing the role of money in politics by claiming current laws forced the president of the United States, “the most famous person in the world, maybe in the whole galaxy” to spend “like, a billion dollars.” The House minority leader was discussing the impact of money on the election. “Some people say that all that big money didn’t have a big impact on the...
  • What's Obamacare Cost? Obama Small Biz Chief: 'I Bought Jam For My Friends!'

    11/21/2012 7:06:43 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hector Camacho might be in rough shape in hospital, but someone is out there bobbing and weaving like a champ. Meet Karen Mills, President Obama's head of the Small Business Administration. When Joe Scarborough asked her straight-up to state the cost per worker of Obamacare, Mills ducked like a pro, switched the subject, and wound up describing . . . how last year, she bought blueberry jam at a Maine farmers market as gifts for her friends! Not a joke—just a world-class non sequitur from an Obama administration that would rather talk about anything other than the cost of its...
  • The American dream is alive and well — in Canada

    11/21/2012 7:06:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Post ^ | 11/21/2012 | Jesse Kline
    Speaking at an event in Burlington, Ont., on Monday, Liberal Senator Art Eggleton warned the audience about the growing level of income inequality in Canada. “I think our future level of prosperity depends on us addressing our current level of poverty,” he said. And who would disagree? Most people would prefer not to live in a society where people suffer in poverty. But, he continued, “I think in the income inequality context we are able to reach out to a much larger part of the population, who see the unfairness in the way we are going and the danger in...
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier disrespect not tolerated

    11/21/2012 7:03:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 107 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Nov 20, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier disrespect not tolerated November 20, 2012 By: Scott Paulson Taking the expression “some people just don’t think!” to a new level, Lindsey Stone thought she was being funny when she posted a picture of herself giving the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery "the finger" - the middle finger - while appearing to shout at the national memorial in October. After posting the pic to Facebook, somehow thinking her friends would enjoy the photo, she most definitely found out otherwise. As of Monday, the backlash has been severe for Stone. Veterans Day:...
  • Americans donate $8 million to cut national debt

    11/21/2012 6:59:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | November 20, 2012 | Olivia Smith
    The debate about the national debt has already paid off: Individual Americans pitched in nearly $8 million of their own money to help reduce it in fiscal 2012. That's more than double the total from the year before... But even this year's hefty total of $7.7 million is barely a drop in the bucket. That sum represents just 0.000007% of the approximately $1.1 trillion deficit the U.S. ran in the latest fiscal year.
  • Illinois may grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants(Voted for Barry? Get a drivers licence!)

    11/21/2012 6:57:32 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/12 | Mary Wisniewski
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois may soon become the most populous U.S. state to grant a form of driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, after the nation's growing Hispanic population boosted the power of Democrats in national and state elections on November 6. A bipartisan group of Illinois politicians announced on Tuesday they would propose such a law when the legislature convenes on November 27. Washington state and New Mexico are the only states that currently allow illegal immigrants to get licenses. Utah allows driving permits. As the fifth most populous state, Illinois would be the biggest state to adopt such a...
  • Target keeps Thanksgiving opening despite complaints

    11/21/2012 6:56:40 AM PST · by OriginalChristian · 22 replies
    Despite getting an earful from some critics and employees over its plan to open stores on Thanksgiving evening this year, Target Corp. said it will press ahead with the plan. KSTP reports that a Target retail worker on Monday delivered a petition with more than 350,000 signatures asking the retailer to reverse its decision to open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving this year.
  • Are Budget Cuts Or Tax Hikes Better For The Economy?

    11/21/2012 6:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/21/2012 | Alberto Alesina
    Should debt-ridden and economically struggling Western governments be doing everything possible to reduce their deficits? Those in favor of immediate deficit-reduction argue that it is a necessary precondition of economic growth. Today's deficits become tomorrow's debt, they say, and too much debt can bring fiscal crises, including government defaults. Markets, worried about solvency, will require high interest rates on government bonds, making it more costly for countries to service their debts. Defaults could cause banks holding government bonds to collapse, possibly leading to another financial meltdown. There can be no sustained growth, say the deficit hawks, unless we start balancing...
  • Thanksgiving Day: The True Story

    11/21/2012 6:52:30 AM PST · by Skeez · 7 replies
    Reprinted from The Progress Report ^ | November 22, 2004 | Fred Foldvary
    The Thanksgiving Day that millions of Americans celebrate, with turkey and stuffing, is a myth. The true history was forgotten long ago, and even most of the history books have it wrong. The myth goes like this: The Pilgrims landed in 1620 and founded the Colony of New Plymouth. They had a difficult first winter, but survived with the help of the Indians. In the fall of 1621, the grateful Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving Day and invited the Indians to a big Thanksgiving-Day feast with turkey and pumpkins. There was indeed a big feast in 1621, but it was...
  • Keep Both Eyes On Your Retirement Funds As Fiscal Cliff Nears

    11/21/2012 6:51:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 21, 2012 | Bob Livingston
    Americans hold about $17.9 trillion in retirement assets. These are found in the form of 401(k)s, individual retirement accounts and pension funds.That money is not your own. If it were, you would be able to access it without penalty. But that is not the case. Taxes and onerous fees are tacked on if you take the money when you need it as opposed to when your “benevolent” government masters believe you should have it.Congress established retirement programs like IRAs and 401(k)s in order to prop up the stock markets for the big banksters and make themselves look good. Americans have...
  • American Bulldog is stabbed 23 times by irate pet owner after it had a fight with another dog

    11/21/2012 6:50:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 128 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 October 2012 | Emily Allen
    Her dog had got in a fight with another dog in a walkway near her Hampstead home in north London. The owner of the other dog Wayne Stearman, 41, left the scene and returned with two 10-inch knives before stabbing the bulldog. One of the blows was so forceful that the knife bent in half in what one witness described as a ‘blood bath’. Today, Mr Stearman said he knifed the dog because he was only trying to stop it killing his own terrier Monty. Mr Stearman said: 'The dog’s a lunatic. I’d just stepped out my house and the...
  • Vermont Goes For Gold (Silver, Bronze And Platinum, Too)

    11/21/2012 6:49:34 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 13 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | August 27th, 2012 | Bob Kinzel
    Vermont is the only state in the nation on a path to a single payer health system. That could take a while, though. And in the meantime, the state has to set up an insurance exchange to comply with the Affordable Care Act. While some states are still struggling with the basic question of whether to do their own exchanges, Vermont is moving ahead at a rapid clip, digging into the details of how much various health plans will cost on its exchange. The Green Mountain Care Board this week released the basic outline of benefit packages that will be...
  • Want More in Taxes? Create a Job

    11/21/2012 6:45:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | John Ransom
    The millionaire poster boy of the tax-the-rich crowd, who amazed everyone with the revelation that rich people don’t pay their fair share by his talking about his own example, has released his tax returns online with an accompanying asterisk because the truth is a lot less dramatic than his claims. Turns out that Eric Schoenberg, chief cheerleader for United for a Fair Economy, only made about $37,000 after he paid his expenses, local taxes and accounted for charitable contributions.He originally claimed he had income of over $200,000.  After telling the AP that he only paid one percent in taxes in 2009...
  • The United States of Twinkies

    11/21/2012 6:44:08 AM PST · by morethanright · 6 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-20 17:11:21 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Nothing in my youth was more ubiquitous than Wonder Bread, Twinkies and the Hostess chocolate cupcake with its signature white frosting swirl on top. These cultural icons will soon go the way of the Dodo Bird thanks to Americas' contracting economy and union entitlements. According to the Teamsters Union, which represents 6,700 Hostess workers, the company demanded a 30% cut in worker's wages and benefits. The union responded by telling their members to strike."... We do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said Hostess Chief Executive Gregory Rayburn in a statement released to...
  • Mitt Romney Pumps His Own Gas At La Jolla Station

    11/21/2012 6:33:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Vibe ^ | November 21, 2012
    After losing to President Obama in the election earlier this month, his former political opponent Mitt Romney has kept in the shadows of defeat. The former Republican nominee was spotted at La Jolla gas station Monday pumping gas, looking rather disheveled. TMZ reports that he and his wife were on a movie date, catching the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and grabbed some pizza afterwards. The flick of Romney at the tank was snapped up by Reddit user mkb95, who wrote "Mitt Romney at my local gas station. He looks tired and washed up." He even got to interact with...
  • Obama Needs a Family Plan

    11/21/2012 6:31:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    President Obama has several stated ambitions for his presidency. He wants it to be "transformative." He wants to unite Americans of all parties. He wants to build an economy from the middle class out (whatever that means), and he wants to help what you might call the domestic refugees of America's economic transformation. Given the principled disagreements dividing left and right in America, it's hard to see how he can accomplish these goals when it comes to conventional economic policy. But there is one area where Obama could be transformative and bipartisan while helping both the middle class and the...
  • Hey President Obama, Clinton Prosperity Requires Clinton-Sized Government

    11/21/2012 6:30:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/21/2012 | Steve Forbes
    There is a way for Congressional Republicans to reach an accord with Democrats that would enable the nation to avoid falling off “the fiscal cliff” into a searing recession. Obama Democrats argue that the President only wants to restore the top rates that reigned during the Clinton presidency, which was a prosperous time. We should say: Absolutely, let’s do it. But in order to achieve a Clinton economy, you also must enact the other Clinton policies critical to the prosperity of those years: They include: I. A Freer Economy The oppressive ObamaCare of that time was HillaryCare, which was never...
  • New ‘Kardashians’ - Petraeus-case sisters shoot for the ‘stars’

    11/21/2012 6:25:13 AM PST · by maggief · 13 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 21, 2012 | ANDREA PEYSER
    Move over, Kardashian sisters. All we need now is a sex tape. Tampa military groupie Jill Kelley and her twin sister, Natalie Khawam, are the new K sisters of the US Armed Forces — greedy star-lovers raising their 15 minutes to pornographic levels. (snip) Now, it was Natalie’s star turn. With stringy hair hanging into her eyes and enough makeup to give her an uncanny resemblance to the late Michael Jackson, Khawam took the microphone at a DC press conference next to horror lawyer Gloria Allred, a lady with a truffle-sniffing pig’s ability to unearth the bimbo of the moment.
  • The Message Romney Missed

    11/21/2012 6:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The post mortems on the presidential campaign continue to pour in, the ones on the botched Romney effort the more interesting (and more depressing for those of us who supported him). President Obama was clearly vulnerable, and Mitt Romney clearly positioned to defeat him. So what went wrong? Let me add my analysis. Three words: Message. Messenger. Messaging. The messenger was flawed, unwilling to take risks, unprepared for the Obama political wrecking machine, left dazed and confused Election Night. If inept messaging could be deemed a felony, this campaign was a crime against humanity. I've never seen worse commercials more...
  • N.H. lawyer held on sexual exploitation, porn charges

    11/21/2012 6:22:53 AM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | O’Ryan Johnson and Matt Stout
    A Granite State lawyer is now in federal custody after authorities say she brought an underage girl to Canada and forced her to perform sexual acts in front of a camera. Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester has been ordered held pending her January trial on federal sexual exploitation and child porn charges. Biron — arrested last week on those charges — was already facing seven counts of possession of child abuse images in Manchester District Court, where a criminal complaint alleges she had five videotapes and two photographs of an underage female engaged in sexual conduct with an unknown male.
  • Democracy and Majority Rule

    11/21/2012 6:15:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule? How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius?...
  • Taxpayers Billed $40K for Oil Portrait of EPA Chief

    11/21/2012 6:04:14 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | November 20, 2012
    Over at the Washington Times, Jim McElhatton has written a story about the exorbitant prices the federal government pays to memorialize cabinet members and other bureaucrats who do the people's work by commissioning paintings of themselves. The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $40,000 on a portrait of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, while a painting of Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley will cost $41,200, according to federal purchasing records. The price tag for a 3-by-4-foot oil portrait of Agriculture Department Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack: $22,500. All told, the government has paid out at least $180,000 for official portraits since last...
  • About That Fiscal Cliff

    11/21/2012 5:53:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | John Stossel
    Yikes, we're headed toward a fiscal cliff! It will crush the economy! Or so the media and politicians tell us. The "cliff" is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan. 1 unless Congress acts. Will Congress act? It will! I see the future: The politicians will meet and fret and hold press conferences and predict disaster. Then they'll reach a deal. It will just postpone the reckoning, but they'll congratulate themselves, and the media will move on. America, however, continues to go broke. "They're not going to admit that we're bankrupt, and they...
  • Half Your Paycheck To The Government In 2013

    11/21/2012 5:48:15 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    fox ^ | 11-21-12 | gerri willis
    Come January 1, you're probably not going to be happy with the amount of taxes you're paying. That's because it's not just Federal taxes that you pay. A middle class taxpayer pays 25% percent of their income in Federal Income Tax. Sounds, ok? Then there is the Federal Social Security and Medicare payroll tax of 13.3%. You pick up 5.65% while you're employer pays 7.65%. Add them up and that's 38.3% of middle class family incomes going to Uncle Sam. But we aren't done, not by a long shot. According to the Tax Foundation, the average state's income tax rate...
  • Take this job and shove it: Fed-up Bangor TV anchors quit on air

    11/21/2012 5:48:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Andrew Neff
    Citing a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices at their Bangor TV stations, news co-anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignations at the end of Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast... Both Michaels, 46, and Consiglio, 28, said frustration over the way they were allowed or told to do their jobs —something that has been steadily mounting for the last four years —became too much for them...
  • Jobless claims fall 41,000 to 410,000

    11/21/2012 5:41:51 AM PST · by John W · 48 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - First-time claims for state unemployment benefits fell sharply in the latest week but remained elevated due to Hurricane Sandy, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. The number of initial claims in the week ending Nov. 17 fell 41,000 to 410,000. Claims in the previous week were revised to an increase of 90,000 to 451,000 compared with the initial estimate that they rose 78,000 to 439,000.
  • Obama’s FBI Uses Media to Smear a Whistleblower

    11/21/2012 5:41:44 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | November 20, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a story headlined, “FBI Agent in Petraeus Case Under Scrutiny,” The Wall Street Journal began the process of trying to smear the courageous and honest FBI agent who started the investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus. A so-called “shirtless photo” of the FBI agent was said to be evidence of an illicit affair between the agent and a woman in the case, compromising the entire investigation. The Journal claimed its information came from “officials familiar with the probe.” What the officials knew but didn’t disclose to the Journal is that the photo was a...
  • David Mamet’s The Anarchist: The New Left’s Terrible Triumph

    11/21/2012 5:34:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    In New York Friday to appear on Sean Hannity’s program, I stayed an extra day to catch an early performance of David Mamet's new play The Anarchist, now in its second week of previews. Sitting next to Marcello, a Brazilian venture capitalist, we chatted about the election just past. "I do not understand you Americans. Dogs on car roofs? Really?" I can't argue that our process isn't absurd or that our media isn't mired in the trivial. The day before I had interviewed Israel's Ambassador to the United States, historian Michael Oren, and had passed a pro-Israel demonstration in Times...
  • Federal government releases long-awaited health reform rules

    11/21/2012 5:30:07 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    Long-awaited federal rules for health insurance plans came out Tuesday, and they make clear that insurance plans that people can buy on the open market next year will look a lot like some of the most popular plans on offer now – with a few big differences. As the 2010 health reform law requires, insurers will no longer be able to dump patients who are starting to cost too much, they won’t be able to charge women more than men, they have to cover anyone who can pay and they’ll have to pay for maternity care, eye exams for kids...
  • Giving Thanks for America's Givers

    11/21/2012 5:19:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Chandler Osborn, 14, watched Fox News coverage of Hurricane Sandy last week and decided to take action. "Last weekend, me and my younger brother, Cooper, 7, did a fundraiser in Colorado Springs to help the people" affected by the storm, he told me. The siblings set up a table at the Colorado Springs Sugar Plum Festival, gave away patriotic car magnets and pins for any donations, and collected signatures on a giant banner of support for the victims. "We raised $612 in one weekend." The Osborns joined countless Americans across the country who stepped up, in small and large ways,...
  • How The Press Helped Obama Over The Finish Line

    11/21/2012 5:10:59 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/21/2012 | IBD Staff
    Bias: It's hard to see how press coverage of President Obama's re-election bid could have gotten any more biased, but a new report shows the media managed to outdo themselves the week before voters went to the polls. The Pew Research Center's latest analysis puts hard numbers against the claim that the press went out of its way to get Obama re-elected. According to the report, after months of positive press, "Obama's coverage improved dramatically" in the crucial final week of the campaign. In fact, 29% of the stories about Obama that week were positive and just 19% were negative....
  • The Million Dollar Question On Benghazi No One Is Asking

    11/21/2012 4:59:01 AM PST · by maggief · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2012 | Duane Patterson
    On Hugh Hewitt’s show Tuesday, we had the pleasure of speaking with Vince Flynn, America’s preeminent thriller writer. His latest in the Mitch Rapp series, The Last Man, deals extensively with the relationship in remote parts of the world between the dipomatic corps and CIA operators. And while you would think since they’re isolated and technically on the same side, those relationships are often times strained at best. During Hugh’s interview, the parallel between the book and the 9/11 attack on our consuate, and the CIA annex buiding in Benghazi, came up, and here’s what Flynn had to say: (snip)...
  • PETA: Handle Hunting Magazines Like Porn--Keep Away from Kids

    11/21/2012 4:48:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Jon Street
    (CNSNews.com) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is encouraging national retailer Hudson News to put hunting magazines where children can’t see them -- because, “Like other forms of casual or thrill violence, hunting spawns a dangerous desensitization to the suffering of others.” In a recent blog post, PETA wrote: “If children aren't mature enough to see nude human bodies, are they really mature enough to see people killing for ‘fun’?PETA has written to the CEO of Hudson News, Joseph DiDomizio, to request that his retail outlets handle hunting magazines the same way they would handle pornography or...
  • Lenders and Spenders: Confronting the Political Reality of Debt

    11/21/2012 4:44:34 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 17 replies
    The American ^ | November 20, 2012 | Arnold Kling
    Is federal debt really nothing more than money ‘we owe to ourselves’? No. It frays the political fabric, and we are feeling its effects already. “The debt we create is basically money we owe to ourselves, and the burden it imposes does not involve a real transfer of resources,” Paul Krugman wrote recently in “Debt Is (Mostly) Money We Owe to Ourselves.”“That’s not to say that high debt can’t cause problems — it certainly can. But these are problems of distribution and incentives, not the burden of debt as is commonly understood.... talking about leaving a burden to our children...
  • The Benghazi Slingshot (Obama's devotion to sharia)

    11/21/2012 4:34:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | Cindy Simpson
    The information offered by the experts suggests, to put it very simply, that the Middle East is rapidly unifying and heading toward a strict application of sharia; that sharia is a totalitarian form of government utterly incompatible with American ideas of freedom and liberty; and, as Diana West noted, U.S. policy is "making the world safe for sharia," as opposed to keeping the world, and specifically America, safe. In Benghazi, that policy proved fatal. The Center for Security Policy panelists aren't the only thinkers to question whether this administration has an affinity for sharia. In his article "Obama knew: Did...
  • Offers No Options for Whites or Men

    11/21/2012 4:28:32 AM PST · by Makana · 21 replies
    CNS News Service ^ | November 20, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    CNSNews.com) – Fresh off his reelection, President Barack Obama is asking his supporters to complete a survey that asks the people being polled to check off which “constituency groups” they identify with – there are 22 groups listed but not one for “whites” or “men.” The post-election survey, distributed through www.barackobama.com to “take this organization forward,” includes the question, “Which constituency groups do you identify yourself with? Select all that apply.” It then lists 22 groups.
  • Flying Camera From Animal Rights Group Shot Down at Pigeon Shoot

    11/21/2012 4:28:24 AM PST · by wesagain · 31 replies
    NBC10 Philidephia ^ | Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 | Updated 6:48 AM EST | David Chang
    Police are investigating an incident at a Berks County hunting club in which someone on the hunting grounds allegedly targeted a mechanical flying object rather than a living and breathing one. SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) are in the midst of a campaign against the Wing Pointe commercial hunting grounds in Hamburg, Berks County and its live pigeon shoots in which the birds are shot down. SHARK began to use an “Octocopter,” a remote controlled flying machine with a high tech video camera, to secretly record the pigeon shoots as they happen. "The pigeon shooters are basically going into...
  • Too Few Oppressors, Too Many Victims (VDH)

    11/21/2012 4:16:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/20/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Beneath all the pseudo-healing rhetoric, this is the divisive tool by which Barack Obama ran twice — the hyphenated African-, Latino-, gay-American re-election committees for Obama, the son who might have looked like Trayvon Martin, the people of color who had “the president’s back,” the nation of cowards, the country where we punish our ethnic enemies and fight against the police who all stereotype, in which Joseph Lowery tells us what particular race belongs in hell and Rev. Wright identifies whose chickens must come home to roost and the Rev. Jesse Jackson names the real segregationists who long for the...
  • The Santa Monica Nativity Scene Case: Why We Lost

    11/21/2012 4:16:25 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    AT ^ | 11/21/2012 | By William J. Becker, Jr
    ...Conservatives are shell-shocked. The event in Palm Beach drew no consensus for the future of conservatism. After four years of economic, political and moral depredations, it becomes increasingly difficult to predict when the pendulum will swing back or if it will at all. We wander along a desolate path of stupefaction, adrift in our bumping and stammering hallucinations. Can a moribund culture ever be revived to resemble the best times in America's past? When Tuesday (11/19/2012), US District Court Judge Audrey B Collins delivered a 28-page ruling denying my client the right to continue a 59-year-old tradition of exhibiting Nativity...
  • Terrorist Attack on Bus in Tel Aviv; Hamas Celebrates

    11/21/2012 3:58:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    A terrorist blew blown up a Dan local bus on Shaul HaMelech street in central Tel Aviv aroun noon. Five people suffered serious injuries, and two are in serious condition while three people are in moderate conditon. No one was killed. Twenty-one people have been evacuated to Icholov Hospital, most of them with lesser injuries. Others are being treated for emotional shock. Eyewitnesses said that that the terrorist boarded the bus, placed a suspicious package there and then fled. Police arrested one suspect but later released him when it became clear he had no connection with the attack. Authorities said...
  • Spirit union to picket before Thanksgiving [Fire these thugs! Go Hostess Twinkie on them!]

    11/21/2012 3:53:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | November 19, 2012 | Arlene Satchell
    Spirit Airlines' flight attendants plan to rally outside four airports across the country Monday through Wednesday, including at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, to protest the slow pace of negotiations with management for a "fair contract." The flight attendants are expected to stage informational pickets at the ticketing counter in Terminal 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the group's union.
  • Kelley awarded Joint Chiefs' No. 2 medal for civilians

    11/21/2012 3:50:28 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 17 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 11/21/12 | Howard Altman
    TAMPA -- Before she became enmeshed in a controversy that would take down the director of the CIA, Jill Kelley was considered so valuable to the MacDill Air Force Base community that she was awarded the Joint Chiefs of Staff's second-highest honor to a civilian. The award was approved by then-Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, and presented to Kelley on March 18, 2011, by then-Gen. David Petraeus at a ceremony in Washington. The award recommendation initially was made by Petraeus while he was commander of U.S. Central Command, said Navy Cmdr....
  • Mars Mystery: Has Curiosity Rover Made Big Discovery?

    11/21/2012 3:19:55 AM PST · by djf · 67 replies
    Space.com ^ | 11/20/2012 | Curiosity
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to learn what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest. The discovery was made by Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, NPR reported today (Nov. 20). SAM is the rover's onboard chemistry lab, and it's capable of identifying organic compounds — the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it. SAM apparently spotted something interesting in a soil sample Curiosity's huge robotic arm delivered to the instrument recently. "This data is gonna be one for...
  • Police chief killed in Libya's Benghazi: sources

    11/21/2012 3:19:20 AM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/21/2012 | staff
    A top security official in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi was killed in front of his home overnight on Wednesday, security officials said, in the latest violence to plague the cradle of the North African country's revolt. Faraj al-Deirsy, head of Benghazi police, died from multiple gunshot wounds, police and interior ministry sources said. "This happened in front of his house when unknown attackers opened fire and hit him before fleeing," a police source. An interior ministry official confirmed that Deirsy, in charge of security in Benghazi, had been killed in front his home. Libya has been hit by...