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  • Inside Israels Hunt for Arch Terrorists: How Shin Bet Always Gets Its Man

    11/21/2012 5:34:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 21, 2012 | Gabriel Eichler
    The operation to track down and eliminate the the arch-terrorist Osama Bin Laden was a well- planned and ultimately well- executed American intelligence operation- one of the most successful in recent history. It was the culmination of long years of patient intelligence gathering by at least sixteen top secret US organizations, among them: the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), United States Department of Defense Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA), Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of...
  • U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Springs into Action

    11/21/2012 5:24:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and its non-Muslim allies have sprung into action. They are demanding that President Obama make Israel end its offensive against Hamas which, in characteristic Islamist fashion, they are falsely depicting as a genocidal crusade. Obama blames Hamas, but the pressure from Islamists, the anti-Israel left and other countries like Britain and France, may be taking a toll. He signaled possible opposition to an Israeli ground operation, saying itd be preferable to end the Hamas rocket threat without sending in troops. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood entity whose executive director was fundraising for...
  • Huffington Post: Shill for Hamas Terrorists

    11/21/2012 5:21:46 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 21, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    HuffPost Live host/producer Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is not the only Huffington Post employee pushing anti-Israel propaganda for the leftist website founded seven years ago by Arianna Huffington. On the other side of the Atlantic, Mehdi Hasan, the political director of the Huffington Post UK, is apparently up to the task as well. A day after Israel finally decided to respond to a barrage of Palestinian rocket attacks, Hasan published a screed titled Ten Things You Need to Know About Gaza. It is easily debunked with facts, courtesy of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). He begins...
  • Middle East Burning---Obamas Gaza War

    11/21/2012 5:19:24 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Middle East BurningNovember 21, 2012 By Daniel Greenfield It is in the nature of the media beast that anything that happens in or around the Jewish State gets far more attention than anything that happens throughout the rest of the region. Israel has also created a safe zone for reporters. It is one of the few places in the Middle East where reporters can write what they like without having to worry about receiving a visit in the middle of the night and a ride inside the trunk of a black car. But the time-honored obsession with Jews, which even...
  • Atheists cry foul over A Charlie Brown Christmas

    11/21/2012 4:58:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Atheists cry foul over A Charlie Brown Christmas 12:01 PM 11/21/2012 Caroline May Political Reporter Charlie Browns Christmas is on the outs at an elementary school in Little Rock, Ark. at least among atheists who are calling foul over a planned student trip to see a stage production of the beloved Peanuts story. The trouble began when students at Terry Elementary School brought home letters detailing the trip to see A Charlie Brown Christmas at a local church, according to a report from Arkansas KARK. A parent who had a problem with the plays content notified the local atheist...
  • Indian Government may issue gold bonds

    11/21/2012 4:52:53 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 12 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mahua Venkatesh and Anupama Airy
    You may soon have options to invest in new financial instruments that are linked to gold, such as a possible gold bond. With savings rates dropping from 35% about five years ago, the government, trying to boost savings and discourage hoarding of gold in physical form as a speculative activity, is planning to soon come out with attractive paper products including gold bonds, riding on Indias craze for gold. Though the details are yet to emerge experts say that in such instruments, investors may be allowed to invest cash or offer gold against an assured minimum return. At the time...
  • Rice says Benghazi comments based on preliminary intelligence

    11/21/2012 4:48:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Rice says Benghazi comments based on preliminary intelligence Reuters 44 mins ago Reuters/Reuters - U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Susan Rice speaks with the media after Security Council consultations at U.N. headquarters in New York June 7, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, defended on Wednesday her remarks after a September attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to the North African nation. "When discussing the attacks against our facilities in Benghazi I relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me...
  • Democrats have edge, but presidency still in play (Michael Barone)

    11/21/2012 4:42:38 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2012 | Michael Barone
    A funny thing happened as I was looking at the political map of this year's presidential election: It began to look like the map of the presidential election of 2004. I'm not talking about the superficial similarity, the fact that in both elections an incumbent president beat a challenger from Massachusetts by a 51 to 48 percent popular vote margin.I'm talking about the fact that the large majority of states voted just a little bit more Democratic in 2012 than they did in 2004.Enough to give 2012 nominee Barack Obama 332 electoral votes, far more than 2004 nominee John Kerry's...
  • EDITORIAL: The war on Thanksgiving

    11/21/2012 4:42:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | Editorial
    Jibes from the thankless shouldnt spoil the feastAnother holiday, another war. This year, beleaguered Thanksgiving is being attacked on multiple fronts. The drive for a meatless Thanksgiving is in full swing. Rock legend Paul McCartney made his pitch in an advertisement campaign for the animal rights group PETA. The British vegetarian counsels Eat no turkey during a holiday founded by people who fled Britain and discovered turkey. PETA also urged President Obama not to observe the tradition of issuing a presidential pardon for a turkey since it makes light of the mass slaughter of some 46 million gentle, intelligent birds....
  • TV news anchors resign on air

    11/21/2012 4:36:07 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11-21-12 | Dylan Stableford
    A pair of local TV news anchors had a surprise for viewers at the end of their 6 p.m. newscast on Tuesday: They're quitting. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio, anchors for ABC's WVII affiliate in Bangor, Maine, announced their joint resignations, citing a dispute with management over journalistic practices. "And finally tonight, this will be Tony and my final show together right here on ABC 7," Michaels told viewers. "The last six years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for us as we have been the longest-running news team in Bangor." "On behalf of Cindy and me, we have...
  • UN Demands Obama Smash State Marijuana Legalization

    11/21/2012 4:29:19 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 November 2012 | Alex Newman
    A top UN official called on the Obama administration to quash recent marijuana legalizations in Washington State and Colorado. UN Demands Obama Smash State Marijuana Legalization The New American 21 November 2012 In a move likely to further alienate the already unpopular United Nations from the American people, a top official with the global body put his ignorance about the U.S. constitutional system on full display by calling on the Obama administration to lawlessly quash recent marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington State and Colorado. Voters in both states approved the decriminalization of the controversial plant on November 6, nullifying...
  • New Jersey railway put trains in Sandy flood zone despite warnings

    11/21/2012 4:07:53 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:03pm EST | By Janet Roberts and Ryan McNeill and Robin Respaut
    New Jersey Transit's struggle to recover from Superstorm Sandy is being compounded by a pre-storm decision to park much of its equipment in two rail yards that forecasters predicted would flood, a move that resulted in damage to one-third of its locomotives and a quarter of its passenger cars. That damage is likely to cost tens of millions of dollars and take many months to repair, a Reuters examination has found. The Garden State's commuter railway parked critical equipment - including much of its newest and most expensive stock - at its low-lying main rail yard in Kearny just before...
  • U.N. Ambassador Rice Helped Thwart Bin Laden Capture

    11/21/2012 4:07:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 21, 3012
    Terrorism: Our U.N. ambassador, champion of the altered Benghazi talking points, helped block attempts by Sudan to turn over the world's most wanted terrorist outright or share intelligence leading to his capture. Our U.N. ambassador, champion of the altered Benghazi talking points, played a key role in blocking attempts by Sudan to turn over the world's most wanted terrorist outright or share intelligence leading to his capture. It does not surprise us that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice either willfully or blindly parroted altered Benghazi talking points, going on five Sunday news shows on Sept. 16 to push the false narrative...
  • Thanksgiving Dumbed Down

    11/21/2012 3:57:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    National Review online ^ | November 21, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    If Abraham Lincoln released his October 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation today, it would be panned by all sides. In the statement that is considered the beginning of the unbroken annual tradition of presidential Thanksgiving proclamations, Lincoln said that God had dealt with us in anger for our sins. He recommended humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience. The words sin and perverse would set off the Left as overly judgmental and embarrassingly archaic. The Right would bristle at national self-criticism from the countrys commander-in-chief (at a time of war, no less). Lincoln had good reason to speak of perversity, of...
  • Ceasing Fire

    11/21/2012 3:55:11 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 21, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    It is an odd thing, this ceasing of fire proposed to be negotiated between Israel and Hamas. A throwback to wars of old, it postulates that in the absence of shooting, the parties will retrieve their dead, celebrate their festivals (see the 1914 Christmas truce on the battlefield of Flanders), or even, possibly, figure out what to do in the longer term. It is entirely in-applicable to Israel -- first and foremost because the shooting is not the greatest problem Israel faces. Israel's problem is more of certainty and uncertainty. The concentration of Israeli brainpower and American funds on the...
  • Lets talk more about abortion

    11/21/2012 3:53:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11.21.12 | S.E. Cupp
    This past weekend, I was down in Washington and had a chance to talk to some Republican lawmakers and strategists on Capitol Hill about the trouncing we took in the presidential election. Over and over again, the fear that the conservative pro-life position may have contributed to our loss came up. Their solution? We have to stop talking about it. But this cannot be an option. The respect for life is a moral imperative that defines conservatism as much as fiscal responsibility. Conservatism cannot abandon it and remain uncompromised. Over time, liberalism has normalized abortion, first insisting it should be...
  • (UK)Jesus Christ 'should be downplayed in school'

    11/21/2012 3:37:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11.09.12 | Graeme Paton
    Teachers should no longer be expected to accord a special status to Jesus Christ as part of traditional acts of collective worship for pupils, it was claimed. Guidance sent out to local committees established to determine RE in communities across England called for a focus on a wide range of religious traditions such as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. By law, conventional state schools are required to stage daily acts of collective worship that are broadly Christian to reflect the countrys heritage. But the National Association of Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (NASACRE) said this was not...
  • The NO Mark Levin Show,Happy Thanksgiving!,EST,6PM-9PM,M-F,WABC AM,November 21,2012

    11/21/2012 3:36:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 21,2012 | Tom Marr
    Happy Thanksgiving! Tom Marr Is On To Sub For The Great One, Mark Levin. :)=^..^=
  • House panel: Let courts decide Fast and Furious

    11/21/2012 3:36:12 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-21-12 | ap
    WASHINGTONA House panel said Wednesday it believes federal courts have the authority to decide a dispute in which Attorney General Eric Holder is refusing to provide Congress with Justice Department documents about a botched criminal investigation into gun-trafficking on the Southwest border. In a 65-page filing about Operation Fast and Furious, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said federal courts have routinely reviewed the validity of congressional inquiries. The lawyers for the House said Holder's contention that courts cannot adjudicate political disputes would permanently shut the courthouse doors to virtually all disputes between the executive and legislative branches. In...
  • Terrorists Fire 20 Rockets Since Ceasefire Begins

    11/21/2012 3:31:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/12 | Elad Benari
    Gazas terrorist rulers marked the ceasefire that went into effect on Wednesday evening by continuing to fire rockets at southern Israel. According to Kol Yisrael radios midnight newscast, 20 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel since the ceasefire went into effect at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages. Before the ceasefire went into effect, terrorists fired a barrage of 40 rockets at the area, targeting Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Beer Sheva among other cities. In Beer Sheva, a rocket directly hit a home, causing no physical injuries. Four rockets fired at Ashdod...
  • 11 Year Old Hurt in Post Cease Fire Attack [20 more rockets so far]

    11/21/2012 3:27:19 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 8 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Nov. 21-22, 2012 | staff
    11:18 PM 20 rockets against Israel since cease fire began 11:08 PM 11 year old child hurt in first round of Gazan cease fire missiles 11:01 PM Hamas and Islamic Jihad declare the cease fire to be an Israeli failure. 10:58 PM Nachal Oz, Alumim, Sdot Hanegev, Shaar Hanegev 10:45 PM Iron Dome shoots down post-Cease Fire Rocket 10:36 PM Gan Yavneh, Beer Tuvia, Gaderot, Chevel Yavneh, Gan Yavneh, Ashdod (post cease fire) ------ 9:59 PM : Red Alert siren in Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Beer Tuvia, Chevel Yavneh, Hof Ashkelon, Yoav 9:58 PM: Red Alert siren in Beer Tuvia 9:40...
  • Baby, or your money back: (CA) fertility doctor mass produces, then sells embryos for $9,800

    11/21/2012 3:26:18 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 21, 2012 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Dr. Ernest Zeringue Davis, CA, November 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A doctor in Davis, California is promising a successful IVF pregnancy for just $9,800, with an unheard-of money-back guarantee.  The catch?  Patients will be implanted with someone else’s baby. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is notoriously expensive.  A single round of IVF averages $12,400, with no guarantee of a pregnancy.  Women wishing to become pregnant using the method must often undergo the procedure repeatedly until they end up with a baby or run out of money, since insurance typically limits how much can be spent on the procedure. Dr. Ernest Zeringue cuts...
  • Wal-Mart workers plan walk-out to protest Black Friday hours

    11/21/2012 3:20:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    WPXI ^ | 11/21/2012 | ap
    Federal labor officials said Tuesday they dont expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday. Thats the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The worlds largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. It said the demonstrations organized by union-backed OUR Walmart threaten to disrupt its business and intimidate customers and other store workers....
  • Insolvency looms for NY school districts

    11/21/2012 3:20:01 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    BUFFALO, N.Y. More than 40 percent of New York school superintendents say they will be unable to balance their budgets within four years if obligations and income continue on the current path, and even more say they won't be able to keep up with student instruction and services mandates. A membership survey by the New York State Council of School Superintendents shows that amid a statewide push for improved student performance, districts are depleting reserve funds and cutting staff and programs to remain afloat, even with increases in state aid. "The challenge school district leaders face is not just...
  • Euell Gibbons: Author of Stalking the Wild Asparagus (Wrote Books of Great Interest to Survivalists)

    11/21/2012 3:16:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    Mother Earth News ^ | May/June 1972 | Hal Smith
    Euell Gibbons has probably turned more people on to naturecertainly to wild foods than any other living writer. His first book about foraged fare, Stalking the Wild Asparagus, was (and continues to be) such a best seller that Gibbons has followed its success with five more popular titles. Three Stalking the Healthful Herbs, Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop and Beachcomber's Handbook are wild foods manuals, a fourth Feast on a Diabetic Diet tells how to do just that and the fifth Stalking the Good Life is an expansion of his Organic Gardening magazine column, "The Organic Nature Lover".
  • Union protests at Los Angeles airport, threatening to disrupt holiday travel (Union thugs)

    11/21/2012 3:16:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2012 | William La Jeunesse
    LOS ANGELES A labor dispute at Americas third busiest airport is promising to turn what is already a bad travel day into a nightmare. One of the nations biggest unions plans to effectively block two entrances into Los Angles International airport, a protest police fear will turn the streets outside into a parking lot at a time when tens of thousands of cars are pouring into the airport. The Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, claims a company that employs 450 sky caps, cabin cleaners and security workers at LAX illegally broke a contract and is in violation of...
  • Walmart Spokesman: Black Friday Will Go On

    11/21/2012 3:13:11 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Foxbusiness ^ | November 21-2012
    Video:....David Tovar, Walmart spokesperson, on the retail chains suit against the NLRB for rallying against its Black Friday sales and promotions.
  • Why WI Gov. Walker refuses to implement a state-based health-care exchange

    11/21/2012 3:11:03 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 22 replies
    Governor's newsletter | 11/21/12 | Gov. Scott Walker
    Dear Concerned Citizen: On November 6, citizens across the state and country voted to reelect President Obama. As a result, the implementation of federal health care reform continues to move forward. While I may disagree with the federal health care law, health insurance exchanges will now be built. To do so, federal law provides states three options: 1) create a federally run exchange; 2) create a state-run exchange; 3) establish a partnership plan requiring the state to administer the exchange for the federal government. The most important consideration for me in deciding which option is best for our state is...
  • Why WI Gov. Walker refuses to implement a state-based health-care exchange

    11/21/2012 3:10:45 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    Governor's newsletter | 11/21/12 | Gov. Scott Walker
    Dear Concerned Citizen: On November 6, citizens across the state and country voted to reelect President Obama. As a result, the implementation of federal health care reform continues to move forward. While I may disagree with the federal health care law, health insurance exchanges will now be built. To do so, federal law provides states three options: 1) create a federally run exchange; 2) create a state-run exchange; 3) establish a partnership plan requiring the state to administer the exchange for the federal government. The most important consideration for me in deciding which option is best for our state is...
  • Fla. justices issue split decision for immigrants

    11/21/2012 3:08:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | BILL KACZOR, Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Non-U.S. citizens can appeal convictions resulting from guilty or no-contest pleas on grounds that defense lawyers failed to warn them they'd face almost certain deportation
  • That dog may cost you $100,000 a day (san diego, CA regulators gone wild)

    11/21/2012 3:00:35 PM PST · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    http://www.nctimes.com ^ | november 12, 2012
    Californias latest experiment in faith-based policymaking is being unleashed today on the San Diego public, as regional water-quality officials begin hearings on new regulations that seem crafted to turn most owners of a car, house or dog into criminals within a decade or so. We wish we were exaggerating. Under the draft rules, ordinary homeowners may face six years in prison and fines of $100,000 a day if they are deemed serial offenders of such new crimes as allowing sprinklers to hit the pavement, washing a car in the driveway, or, conceivably, failing to pick up dog poop promptly from...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns

    11/21/2012 2:55:04 PM PST · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 21 Nov 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned his seat in Congress on Wednesday, acknowledging an ongoing federal investigation into his campaign funds and expressing a desire to be remembered for what he "did right." Text from Jackson's resignation letter, submitted on Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner: During this journey I have made my share of mistakes. I am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activities and I am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators, and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and mine alone. None of us is immune from...
  • Dr Tim LaHaye (comments) on "The Islamic AntiChrist"

    11/21/2012 2:51:34 PM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Joels Trumpet (website) ^ | 11-9-2012 | Joel Richardson
    In The Islamic Antichrist, Joel Richardson reveals that the return of the Islamic Imam of the 12th century is none other than the Antichrist of Revelation. Every preacher in America should read this book. Tim Lahaye
  • Boehner: Obamacare Must Be on Table During Budget Talks

    11/21/2012 2:48:14 PM PST · by diamond6 · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/21/2012 | Unknown
    President Barack Obama must show a willingness to cut back the healthcare reform law during budget negotiations, says House Speaker John Boehner. President Obama has won re-election, but his healthcare law is still driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. As was the case before the election, Obamacare has to go, Boehner writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer. The presidents health care law adds a massive, expensive, unworkable government program at a time when our national debt already exceeds the size of our countrys entire economy. We cant afford it, and we cant afford to...
  • Report: Matt Lauer likely to get axe from 'Today' show

    11/21/2012 2:43:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | BY: JESSICA CARLSON
    Matt Lauer, host of the "Today" show, may be leaving the show involuntarily according to a report published by Radar Online on Wednesday. Radar reported that a inside source said the writing was on the wall for Lauer, 54, who has often been blamed for the departure of long time co-host turned lead-host, Ann Curry, in June. Since the time Curry was fired from her position, numerous rumors have emerged about Lauer's inability to get along with staff and his need to be surrounded by "yes" men and women. The source said, "His years-long feuds with former co-hosts Katie Couric,...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Obamacare Funds to Push Sex on 9th Graders

    11/21/2012 2:26:45 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Rita Diller
    Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia has received government funding that enables it to expand its systematic sexualization and degradation of 9th graders in the Newport News public schools with risk reduction sex education. The money comes from the $75 million pool set aside as a part of Obamacare to teach the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).The PREP money is setting students up for disaster as it enables Planned Parenthood and other organizations access to the most vulnerable youth across the nation. The curriculum being used in Newport News, Virginia, is distributed by ETR Associates, formerly the education department of Planned...
  • WH Won't Release Photos of Obama Team During Benghazi Attacks

    11/21/2012 2:23:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, the White House officially refused to release photos of US officials during the September 11 terrorist attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that ended with the deaths of four Americans. CBS News requested the photos on October 31; the White House has routinely released photos showing members of the Obama administration in their hero poses during national security crises. That happened most famously with pictures of the Obama administration key players clustered into the White House situation room during the raid on Osama Bin Ladens compound in Pakistan.
  • The Way Forward

    11/21/2012 2:18:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Commentary ^ | December 2012 | John Podhoretz
    It is a mark of how entirely bereft of ideas the 2012 contest was that the post-election analysis has come to center not on what Barack Obama will do in his second term—which is really the only thing that matters now—but rather on the condition and fate of the Republican Party. Obama won a historic victory in some respects: If you had said two years ago that the president could win reelection with an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent and 4 million fewer people in the workforce than when he was elected, most analysts would have called you crazy. Even...
  • News Anchors Stun Audience & Resign Live On-Air: Told to Do Unbalanced News, Politically

    11/21/2012 2:17:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 21, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Two Maine news anchors resigned together at the end of Tuesdays broadcast after a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices including being expected to do politically unbalanced news, the Bangor Daily News reported. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced at the end of WVII-TVs 6 p.m. newscast that it would be their final broadcast together. And finally tonight, this will be Tony and my final show together here on ABC 7, Michaels said. The last six years have been an interesting and enjoyable time for both of us as we have been the longest running news team in...
  • Burglar upset after being tied up by homeowner

    11/21/2012 2:16:11 PM PST · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    KXLY.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | KXLY.com
    A would-be burglar told deputies he was upset after he was tied up and left lying on the garage floor of the home he attempted to burglarize Wednesday morning in St. John.
  • Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again

    11/21/2012 2:13:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Al Gore Warns of 'Planetary Emergency' Again by Wynton Hall 21 Nov 2012, 1:09 PM PDT In a recent interview, former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm of an impending "planetary emergency" if the Keystone Pipeline gets approved or if plans for Northwest coal export terminals proceed. "We have a planetary emergency," said Mr. Gore. "I know it drives some people nuts when I say that, but dammit, thats what we face." This is not the first time Mr. Gore has declared the human race to be facing a "planetary emergency": he's made the exact same claim in 2005,...
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Statement on FaceBook

    11/21/2012 2:12:52 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies
    FaceBook ^ | November 21, 2012 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    אני יודע שישנם אזרחים שמצפים לפעולה צבאית חריפה עוד יותר, וייתכן מאוד שנידרש לה, אבל בעת הזאת, הדבר הנכון למדינת ישראל הוא למצות את ההזדמנות הזאת להשיג הפסקת אש מתמשכת. כראש ממשלה מוטלת עליי האחריות – והיא אחריות עליונה – לעשות את הצעדים הנכונים לשמור על ביטחוננו. כך נהגתי, כך אמשיך לנהוג. I realize that there are citizens who expect a harsher military action and we may very well need to do that. But at present, the right thing for the State of Israel is to exhaust this possibility of reaching a long-term cease-fire. As Prime Minister, I have...
  • Hobby Lobby Appeals Decision Forcing It to Obey HHS Mandate ($1.3 Million-Per-Day fine)

    11/21/2012 2:04:25 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned and run company, is fighting back against a judge’s decision siding with the Obama administration saying that it has the right to force it to pay for drugs for women that may cause abortions.The privately held retail chain with more than 500 arts and crafts stores in 41 states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its HHS mandate. The company says it would face $1.3 million in fines on a daily basis starting in January if it fails to comply with the mandate, which requires religious employers to pay for or refer women for...
  • First Cap & Trade auction a bust for California budget

    11/21/2012 2:04:00 PM PST · by twistedwrench · 16 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/21/2012 | Kevin Yamamura
    State environmental leaders this week hailed California's first cap-and-trade auction a success, but it was hardly so for the state budget. Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers assumed three auctions this fiscal year would generate $1 billion total for the state, half of which they want to plug the state budget deficit. But most of the $289 million raised this month is dedicated for utilities and their ratepayers, leaving only $55.8 million for state purposes.
  • Goodbye Hostess (15,000 jobs lost today not due to Sandy)

    11/21/2012 1:55:29 PM PST · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Everyone loses: HOSTESS JUDGE APPROVES MOTION TO WIND DOWN COMPANYHOSTESS WINS APPROVAL TO CLOSE AND BEGIN SELLING ASSETS Next up: the Twinkie economy. Fom Leveraged Loan: U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain this afternoon approved Hostess Brands emergency wind-down plan, as well as an amendment to its debtor-in-possession credit agreement that will allow Hostess to access the full amount of its $75 million DIP loan during its liquidation. Drain also denied a motion filed by the U.S. Trustee to convert the case to Chapter 7, though he did not rule out the prospect of a conversion at a later date. Hostess...
  • 'Happy Days' Star: Elmo Creator Has Talent, Ignore Sex Abuse Allegations

    11/21/2012 1:51:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Christian Toto
    Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" fame is considered one of the nicest people in Hollywood. You don't hear any horror stories about his on-set behavior, and he's managed to leave the iconic Fonzie character behind to play supporting roles in projects like "Arrested Development" and "Here Comes the Boom." Winkler's reaction to puppeteer Kevin Clash resigning from "Sesame Street" amid allegations the puppeteer engaged in sexual acts with minors hardly seemed in character. In fact, Winkler's comment is downright ugly. No one is disputing Clash's talents. Just watch last year's documentary "Being Elmo" to marvel at his many gifts. But...
  • Converting Denmark into a Muslim Country

    11/21/2012 1:50:02 PM PST · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/21/2012 | Soeren Kern
    Muslim immigrants in a town near Copenhagen have forced the cancellation of traditional Christmas displays this year even while spending lavishly on the Islamic Eid celebration marking the end of Ramadan. The controversy has escalated into an angry nationwide debate over the role of Islam in post-Christian Denmark, where a burgeoning Muslim population is becoming increasingly assertive in imposing its will on a wide range of social and civic issues.
  • Joe Soucheray: In all this bounty, it's possible to lose sight of some things

    11/21/2012 1:35:11 PM PST · by rhema · 1 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 11/20/12 | Joe Soucheray
    Probably what will happen next -- if, in fact, it is not already happening -- is that stores will serve their customers a complete Thanksgiving meal. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs could set up a lounge with flat-screen TVs, and that's where the men can watch football while the women shop. They could occasionally meet back at the table and graze over a dessert buffet before the women head back out into the aisles. The need to shop early after Thanksgiving is peculiarly American and apparently speaks to the need of getting a deal. Last week, in El Cajon, Calif., women were already...
  • FORMER TV TOP MODEL JUDGE GOES ON RACE-BASED ALLEN WEST RANT: YOU ARE AN EMBARASSMENT TO BLACKS

    11/21/2012 1:29:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-21-2012 | Erica Ritz
    November 21, 2012 FORMER TV ‘TOP MODEL’ JUDGE GOES ON RACE-BASED ALLEN WEST RANT: ‘YOU ARE AN EMBARASSMENT TO BLACKS’ Erica Ritz Former Vogue editor and “America’s Next Top Model” judge Andre Leon Talley went on a scathing, race-based rant against former Florida Congressman Allen West Tuesday morning, saying he is “an embarrassment to blacks” and that his mother “must be ashamed” of him.“Coon Minstrely Theatre!” Talley wrote, adding that West’s “barks” are “sad.”West conceded his House race Monday after weeks of recounts, in one of the most hotly-contested and expensive races in the country.Here is a screen shot of...
  • The Death of American Religion

    11/21/2012 1:25:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    In the aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama, conservatives searched the heavens and the earth for answers. Some suggested that Mitt Romney lost because Republicans didn't reach out more to Latino voters; some suggested that Romney lost because his "get out the vote" system fell apart on Election Day. Romney himself said that he lost because President Obama separated voting groups with particularly calibrated "gifts" designed to curry their favor. In truth, Mitt Romney lost for the same reason that traditional marriage lost on Election Day: America is becoming a less religious country. And that bodes ill for...