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  • Our Spiritual Winter...(the election)

    11/09/2012 3:38:01 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 21 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 11-09-12 | Bill Randles
    The recent re-election of Barak Hussein Obama has served to uncover the deep Spiritual crisis in America, particularly among confessing Christians. What a blow to the cause of freedom,playing by the rules, and responsibility! On election night, most people I know didn’t expect anything less than a reprieve from the four years long nightmare that is the Obama presidency. We sat in stunned silence, contemplating the new reality. We who cherish the American ideals of limited government, Judeo Christian morality, and sane servant leadership, no longer have the prevailing consensus, for now. But perhaps our vision of the right path...
  • Tea Party speaker fears financial collapse

    11/09/2012 3:17:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | November 9, 2012 | Jason Campbell
    Frank Aquila wasn’t 100 percent positive that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was going to win heading into Tuesday’s election. Despite his strong conservative roots, Aquila – who served as a county chair for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and penned a book about the decision to go with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate – had seen too much transpire over the course of four years to count out to former senator from Illinois that cut his teeth in the rough-and-tumble world of Chicago politics. And while certain parts of the election – like the Democrats...
  • What Obama’s Victory Means for the Earth (Through the looking glass)

    11/09/2012 2:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | November 9, 2012 | Tom Schueneman
    We narrowly dodged a bullet in the 2012 presidential election. Americans were presented with the choice between Mitt Romney’s fossil fuel reliant 19th century view of energy and Barack Obama’s cleaner 21st century low carbon vision. Even more significant than the Obama victory is the fact that Romney was denied the world’s most powerful office. The election of Romney would have had dire implications for renewable energy and it would have undermined decades of environmental protections. Romney’s reliance on oil would also have dramatically increased American greenhouse gas emissions. As we are already precariously close to a number of environmental...
  • Lockheed Martin Exec Who Followed Admin Lead on WARN Act Resigns Due to Affair (Coincidence?)

    11/09/2012 2:28:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 9, 2012 | Bidget Johnson
    The CEO-in-waiting of the defense contractor who declined to issue WARN Act layoff notices on the urging of the Obama administration — sequestration-related notices mandated by law that would have gone out just before the election — has resigned, citing an affair. Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, today resigned from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately, Lockheed Martin announced. Kubasik was set to become CEO in January. He “resigned after an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee. His actions violated the company’s Code of Ethics and...
  • Pop Culture Presidency (what impact does personality have on the electorate)

    11/09/2012 1:45:43 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Splendor of Truth ^ | November 9, 2012 | Jeff Miller
    After election analysis can be interesting, but when it comes from the same people who got the pre-election analysis wrong it should be taken with many grains of salt. After election reactions can also be rather elitist. I know it is easy to want to disparage those who voted against a supported candidate in a “How dare you” tone. Political junkies kind of expect everybody else to be political junkies.Still I was trying to understand the dynamics of this election and was not really finding a key to understanding it. I was listening to Al Kresta and he said something...
  • The Immigration Trap

    Since Romney lost on Tuesday, many Republicans, like Sean Hannity and John Boehner, have been promoting a change in the Republican views on immigration policy to attract more hispanic/latino voters.  Unfortunately, I think this is a trap that will make Republican electoral prospects worse, not better. Just do the math, there are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in this country.  Let's say you do what Sean Hannity proposes and give those already here a "path to citizenship".  Now, assume they don't magically become Republicans when they gain their citizenship and 71% vote Democratic like in the last election. That...
  • Obama’s Judicial Legacy

    11/09/2012 1:40:16 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 1 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 9, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    President Obama’s first-term Supreme Court appointments make it seem unlikely to conservatives that the president will nominate judges over the next four years known for their judicial restraint. In fact, for progressives, judicial restraint takes on an entirely different description. At least, that’s the impression given by Ian Millhiser at a recent Center for American Progress event, in which he said that the “frivolous” lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, convinced him against judicial activism. “And one thing I will say that that taught me is that judicial restraint is really important and that I think...
  • Barack Obama, at fiscal cliff’s edge, insists wealthy Americans must pay...

    11/09/2012 1:17:53 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 40 replies
    http://www.vancouversun.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Staff
    “This was a central question during the election,” Obama said in his first postelection comments on the economy. “The majority of Americans agree with my approach.” Following up, Obama’s spokesman said later that the president would veto any legislation extending tax cuts for families making $250,000 or more. The president, speaking in the White House East Room, said he wasn’t wedded to every detail of the plans he outlined during the election, adding, “I’m open to compromise.” But he offered no indication that he was willing to back down.
  • UN Small Arms Treaty Means Big Changes for our Constitution

    11/09/2012 12:21:58 PM PST · by morethanright · 70 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-11-09 12:53:04 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Flush with a new sense of purpose after his re-election victory, President Obama signaled his administration's support for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. What follows are two of the treaty's provisions: Each State Party shall take the appropriate measures, within national laws and regulations, to control brokering taking place under its jurisdiction for conventional arms within the scope of this Treaty. Each State Party shall maintain records in accordance with its national laws and regulations of the items referred to ... such records may contain: quantity, value, model/type, authorized arms transfers, arms actually transferred ... and end-users...
  • Obama administration officials to brief intelligence committees on Benghazi (Petraeus)

    11/09/2012 1:08:28 PM PST · by mojito · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/8/2012 | Pam Benson
    Senior intelligence, State Department and FBI officials can expect to be grilled next week as congressional hearings resume on the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans. Lawmakers want answers to many outstanding questions surrounding the September 11 armed assault on the diplomatic facility and a CIA annex in Benghazi. Specifically, they want to know who was responsible, whether it was planned, the intelligence reporting on the threat to Libya prior the attack, and whether security was adequate. The Senate Intelligence Committee will conduct a closed-door hearing on November 15. Scheduled witnesses include Director...
  • Petraeus Resigns as CIA Director- Timing and Excuse, I’M NOT BUYING IT.

    11/09/2012 1:02:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 80 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | 11.9.2012 | Jan Morgan
    CIA Director David Petraeus today submitted his letter of resignation to President Obama. The move was announced in a statement by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The excuse he has cited is an extra-marital affair. I’m not buying it. The timing just before some of the the most serious Congressional hearings of our time, (the Benghazi hearings) next week, is more than intriguing.
  • Obama says tax hike on rich should be part of fiscal deal (OK! Bush Tax cuts expire in January)

    11/09/2012 12:42:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/9/2012 | Mark Felsenthal and David Lawder
    Newly re-elected President Barack Obama offered on Friday to deal with Republicans to avert a looming U.S. fiscal calamity but insisted a tax increase for the very rich must be part of the bargain. Obama reminded Republicans that his approach to avoiding steep tax hikes and spending cuts due in January, which could trigger another recession, had just won the backing of Americans at the polls. He spoke just hours after John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, had repeated his party's commitment not to raise anyone's tax rates as part of a deal to address the...
  • How does one get a list of registered voters? - Vanity

    11/09/2012 11:57:18 AM PST · by GraceG · 21 replies
    How does one get a list of voters, specifically one that is obviously invalid like Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Dead people, Illegal Aliens, etc.... I think all these fine voting folks need to get an EBT card, and Obama Phone and a 10 year bill me later Subscription to the New york Slimes.....
  • GretaWire Readers [By a Huge Margin] See Sarah Palin as the Leader of the GOP Post Election

    11/09/2012 11:33:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | November 8, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    On Wednesday, Greta put up a poll asking her readers who they thought, at this moment, was the leader of the Republican Party. Readers responded by choosing Sarah Palin by an overwhelming margin over the rest of the field. Reading the comments it’s pretty plain that many feel Sarah could have fared far better against President Obama than Governor Mitt Romney did. Judging how well Sarah’s hand picked candidates for office did, vs how those in the standard GOP mold under-performed, it’s not much of a stretch to think Sarah herself would have done well and likely led the party...
  • “Take that, Mitches”

    11/09/2012 11:25:35 AM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-09-12 | DrJohn
    During the Presidential campaign it became quote apparent that Barack Obama was a big fan of Jay Z and Beyonce. As of September 14 Obama had tweeted more about Beyonce and Jay Z than he had about Benghazi. Just one of President Barack Obama’s last 47 tweets from his official campaign account mentioned the crisis unfolding in the Middle East or the four Americans who lost their lives in a fiery attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday. Among the tweets sent out by Obama’s Twitter account included a chance to win tickets to an Obama event...
  • Post Election Obama not interested in SANDY (Vanity)

    11/09/2012 11:20:18 AM PST · by polkajello · 28 replies
    Obama used Sandy to win. Chris Matthews thanked Sandy for her help. Now the aftermath of Sandy remains and Obama is nowhere to be found. Guess Sandy was a one night stand for Barry.
  • Re-elected Obama Pushes Anti-2nd Amendment Gun Grab

    11/08/2012 4:13:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 8, 2012
    Second Amendment: Within hours of re-election, the administration fast-tracked a treaty in the United Nations that transcends borders and tramples our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It was no coincidence. Less than 24 hours after President Obama's re-election, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move the U.N.'s Arms Control Treaty a step closer to enactment. America joined 157 other nations in voting Wednesday to finalize the treaty in March. None was opposed and there were 18 abstentions. U.N. delegates and gun-control activists had complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican...
  • Obama claims ‘pay your fair share’ mandate

    11/09/2012 11:08:01 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 52 replies
    A newly energized President Barack Obama told the public in his first address since Tuesday’s election that he was doubling down on his ultimatum to block any fiscal reform proposal that did not raise taxes on top-earning Americans. With Congress poised to tumble off a fiscal cliff composed of sequester budget cuts and expiring tax breaks on the first of next year, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has taken a conciliatory tone, saying House Republicans would work under the president’s leadership to find compromise...
  • VIDEO: President Obama Addresses Fiscal Cliff, Holds Firm on Tax Hikes

    11/09/2012 10:59:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    fox ^ | 11/9/12 | staff
    Just days after Tuesday’s presidential election, President Barack Obama invited Capitol Hill leaders to the White House for debt and spending meetings next week in order to discuss the country’s looming ‘fiscal cliff.’ On the election, he said that “the American people voted for action, not politics as usual.” “You elected us to focus on your job, not ours and in that spirit, I’ve invited leaders of both parties to the White House next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together.”
  • Layoffs

    11/07/2012 3:30:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 54 replies
    various
    Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division http://www.cnbc.com/id/49729998 ING Layoffs In State Are Unrelated To Massive Staff Reduction In Europe http://www.courant.com/business/connecticut-insurance/hc-ing-layoffs-20121107,0,5645363.story Caterpillar’s Layoffs Parallel A Falling Monthly Copper Price Index http://agmetalminer.com/2012/11/07/caterpillars-layoffs-parallel-a-falling-monthly-copper-price-index/ More Layoffs May Be In Store for Alcatel-Lucent http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/11/06/more-layoffs-may-be-in-store-for-alcatel-lucent.aspx Boeing Telegraphs Layoffs in Defense, Space & Security Unit http://247wallst.com/2012/11/07/boeing-telegraphs-layoffs-in-defense-space-security-unit/ Umatilla Chemical Depot plans layoffs this month, in 2013 http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/11/06/2160493/umatilla-chemical-depot-plans.html#storylink=cpy Hawker Beechcraft to close plants in Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, cut more jobs http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/52f3fff526904fc68717a1cf890c9f9c/KS--Hawker-Beechcraft-Layoffs