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  • 'When Obama Goes to Hell,' GOP Official Says, He'll Claim 'This Is All Bush's Fault'

    11/21/2012 10:33:07 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    Here's another sterling example of the premise that liberals have no sense of humor. Virginia Republican Official Bob FitzSimmonds had no idea what was going to happen when he stated in a Facebook posting on Wednesday that "When Obama is 90 years old and he dies and goes to Hell, he is going to say 'This is all Bush's fault!" Of course, members of the GOP instantly recognized the post as a joke referring to the claim often made by the president and his fellow Democrats that everything bad that happened during Obama's first term was the fault of the...
  • San Francisco Public Nudity Ban Has Sound Aesthetic Reasons

    11/21/2012 10:31:00 AM PST · by Marcus · 17 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted narrowly to forbid public nudity in the City by the Bay. This is considered to be outrageous by defenders of the right to public expression.
  • PETA Wages War Against Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/21/2012 10:28:01 AM PST · by Marcus · 24 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 21, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Almost as irritating as the war on Christmas being waged by certain atheist groups is the war on Thanksgiving dinner being waged by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as exemplified by its recent demand on President Obama.
  • What's Obamacare Cost? Obama Small Biz Chief: 'I Bought Jam For My Friends!'

    11/21/2012 10:26:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    Hector Camacho might be in tough 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...
  • Los Angeles Following in the Footsteps of Detroit. The slow, steady decline of a once great city.

    11/21/2012 10:19:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/21/2012 | Jack Dunphy
    If a man sits on the bank of some great river and looks across to the other side, so tranquil does the current appear that it might seem to him as though the water isn’t really moving at all. Only when he looks closely will he see that the river is running steadily, ever so steadily, to the sea. And so it is with the course on which the city of Los Angeles finds itself. Visitors to the city will still find it to be a vibrant and interesting place to spend a week or two, with its pleasant climate...
  • Last Mumbai Terrorist’s Last Words: “I swear by Allah, I Won’t Do Such a Thing Again”

    11/21/2012 10:14:28 AM PST · by GVnana · 26 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 11/21/2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last Mumbai Terrorist’s Last Words: “I swear by Allah, I Won’t Do Such a Thing Again”But fortunately India’s judicial system is far less liberal than our own and it helped Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the last surviving Mumbai Massacre terrorist keep his word, with the aid of a good strong rope around his neck. “I swear by Allah, won’t do such a thing again” (Allah kasam dubara aisi galti nahi karunga), were the last words uttered by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving terrorist, proved guilty in 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Kasab was hanged till death and buried immediately...
  • They’re trying to ‘Palinize’ Marco Rubio (And they'll do it for any Republican candidate as well)

    11/21/2012 10:02:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    On Twitter yesterday, some of my conservative friends beat me up for writing about Marco Rubio’s comments to GQ about the Earth’s age. Their point was that it was a silly question (it was.) And that it was feeding a liberal meme (it is.) But the notion that this means we should ignore it is also silly. In the heat of a campaign, it might be wise to parry such questions – and pivot to talking about your strengths. This is called staying on message. But I’m not on a campaign. And the election is over. If there were ever...
  • Op X-ecution: Kasab hanged, buried

    11/21/2012 10:01:30 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | Swatee Kher, Sushant Kulkarni
    Pune; Mumbai - Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was executed and buried in Pune’s Yerawada Central Prison on Wednesday, five days before the fourth anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks in which 165 people were killed. The Pakistani terrorist, the lone surviving 26/11 gunman, was hanged to death at 7.30 am, soon after The Indian Express reported in its print and online editions that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy petition. Kasab was moved to Yerawada prison from Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail on Monday night as part of a top secret manouvre codenamed Operation X. “The transfer was done with...
  • Hillary Clinton Announces Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas

    11/21/2012 10:00:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/21/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that will go into effect Wednesday at 2 p.m. Eastern time. “This is a critical moment for the region,” Clinton said during a news conference with Egypt’s foreign minister in Cairo. “The people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed the cease-fire deal and said in a statement Israel would “give a chance” to the Egyptian-brokered deal.
  • Slate Column: Bring Back Petraeus. He’s already been humiliated and rehabilitated.

    11/21/2012 9:59:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    SLATE ^ | 11/21/2012 | Emily Yoffe
    I have a great idea whom Barack Obama should nominate as his next CIA director: Gen. David Petraeus. With that simple announcement, Obama could strike a blow for civil liberties and against the silly and destructive sexual Puritanism that has taken down so many public figures. Since Petraeus’ departure both Democrats and Republicans have been mourning the loss of a public servant of extraordinary ability. So let’s mourn no more. The president can say that when news of Petraeus’ affair first broke he reluctantly accepted the general’s resignation. But as it has become clear that the events were wholly of...
  • Proposed 'mega-dairy' may close before opening (Illinois)

    11/21/2012 9:42:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Nov 20, 2012 | Robert McCoppin
    chicagotribune.com Proposed 'mega-dairy' may close before opening Four-year legal fight nears end with California businessman dropping plans for site near Galena By Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune reporter 11:15 PM CST, November 20, 2012 A controversial plan to build the largest dairy in Illinois has been put out to pasture, state officials announced Tuesday. The Illinois attorney general's office announced a proposed settlement in which the owners of the 5,500-head dairy planned near Galena will clean up and leave, to the joy of local opponents. "We've agreed they would not seek permitting to allow the dairy, and they've decided to dismantle...
  • ConsumerWatch: Stores Requiring ID, Tracking To Prevent Repeated Returns

    11/21/2012 9:39:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    CBS Local ^ | November 20, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – When you make a return this holiday season you may have to hand over more than just your receipt, as retailers try to prevent repeated returns. “I was required to provide them a copy of my driver’s license, where they actually took the information and scanned it into their database,” said a shopper who asked to be identified only as Leslie. Leslie told the sales associate at The Children’s Place that she was uncomfortable handing over her ID just to make an exchange, but she was told that the requirement is corporate policy. In fact,...
  • They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children

    11/21/2012 9:39:04 AM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 11-21-2012 | Michael Snyder
    They Are Going To Make It Nearly Impossible To Pass On A Farm Or A Business To Your Children By Michael Snyder on November 20th, 2012 If you have a farm or a small business, would you like to pass it on to your children when you die? Well, unless Congress does something, it is going to become much, much harder to do that starting next year. Right now, there is a 5 million dollar estate tax exemption and anything above that is taxed at 35 percent. But on January 1st, the exemption will go down to 1 million dollars...
  • Twinkies—A Defense: The real battle at the snack maker is union vs. union.

    11/21/2012 9:37:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/21/2012 | Holman Jenkins
    A corporate bankruptcy is a paper death. The underlying assets live on. Killers of paper structures, in this light, are devalued villains, but a cry has gone up to identify the villain behind the pending liquidation of Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Devil Dogs, Wonder Bread and other déclassé delights. Everyone knows the answer: It was the bakers—i.e., the branch of the AFL-CIO formally known as the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. The bakers are guilty of a perfectly justifiable attempted homicide. Don't believe any guff about how chubby Americans are gnawing on carrot sticks. Forget...
  • Emperor Bloomberg’s bureaucracy gone mad: City inspectors hassling heroes who feed Sandy victims

    11/21/2012 9:34:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | november 20, 2012
    On Sunday, Eustace and dozens of fellow firefighter volunteers served 800 free hot meals from a steamy Army tent in this hemorrhaging beach community, where there are no longer stores or restaurants, where most people have no gas to cook with, no heat or hot water and no hot food. That afternoon, a freon-blooded inspector from the city’s Department of Health issued Eustace a notice of violation for not meeting the same food-handling standards as, say, the Four Seasons. This is beyond outrageous. This is Emperor Bloomberg’s bureaucracy gone completely mad in a time of death and destruction in the...
  • Report: Chris Christie surprised to find people not happy that he lavished Obama with praise

    11/21/2012 9:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2012 | AllahPundit
    I keep thinking, "Christie can't possibly come back from this." And then I think, "Wait, did we actually just nominate John McCain and the guy responsible for RomneyCare?"Never underestimate the Republican capacity to forgive, my friends. But behind the scenes, the intensity of the reaction from those in Mr. ChristieÂ’s party caught him by surprise, interviews show, requiring a rising Republican star to try to contain a tempest that left him feeling deeply misunderstood and wounded... The tensions followed Mr. Christie to the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas last week. At a gathering where he...
  • Top GOP lawmaker pressures Clapper to explain altered talking points on Libya

    11/21/2012 9:27:09 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2012 | Catherine Herridge
    The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is demanding an immediate explanation from the nation’s top intelligence official, James Clapper, for what the chairman says were inconsistent statements to Congress and to the public on who was behind changes to the CIA talking points on the Libya consulate attack in September. Critics say the Obama administration initially minimized the role of terrorism despite evidence of a coordinated attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the assault. Testimony last week on Capitol Hill raised additional questions about the administration's changing story...
  • Jill Kelley tried to broker deals for USF Health

    11/21/2012 9:14:56 AM PST · by maggief · 12 replies
    TBO ^ | November 22, 2012 | Jodie Tillman
    TAMPA — Soon after she was appointed honorary consul to South Korea, Jill Kelley of Tampa went to work trying to establish a relationship between that country and the University of South Florida's medical school. "I was nominated for this diplomatic appointment, for the purpose to facilitate new agreements in the USA with my contacts," Kelley wrote in a Sept. 7 email to USF medical school dean Stephen Klasko. "I have a unique opportunity to propose bids because of my relationship with the top executive branch of Korea, and in addition, the President of the Free Trade Act is my...
  • Dive off fiscal cliff could be 'disastrous' for orphans, foster children, say advocates

    11/21/2012 9:05:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/20/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    As talk of tax increases and deep cuts to government programs dominate Washington, adoption advocates are warning of another crisis should the adoption tax credit be allowed to expire at the end of the year — a potentially “disastrous” outcome for more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. Among the so-called Bush tax cuts set to expire at the end of 2012 is a one-time adoption tax credit that gave $12,650 this year to families who took in a parentless child. But unless Congress acts to extend it, the only tax credit for adoptive parents on Jan....
  • Feinstein: Petraeus Cheated Because He Had 'No Entourage,' 'No Driver,' Had to Wash Own Dishes

    11/21/2012 8:55:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Feinstein: Petraeus Cheated Because He Had 'No Entourage,' 'No Driver,' Had to Wash Own Dishes By Elizabeth Harrington November 21, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – Senate Intelligence Chairman Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) explained on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that former CIA Director David Petraeus cheated on his wife because after retiring from the U.S. Army as a four star general he no longer had an entourage and a driver and had to wash his own dishes when he got home from work. “Here’s a man, and you see Time Magazine, and you see the medals he has. You see the stars,”...