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  • Hipsters on food stamps (Meet the 0bama Voters)

    11/12/2012 12:47:47 PM PST · by mojito · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | 3/15/2010 | Jennifer Bleyer
    In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore — equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird — Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric.... “I have $80 bucks left!” Magida said. “I’m so happy!” “I have $12,” Mak said with a frown. The two friends weren’t tabulating the cash in their wallets but what remained of the monthly allotment on their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program debit cards, the official new term for...food stamps. Magida, a 30-year-old art school graduate, had been installing museum exhibits for a living...
  • Kroger to Slash Hourly Workers to Avoid Obamacare Penalties

    11/12/2012 12:05:46 PM PST · by tobyhill · 176 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11/4/2012 | Doug Ross
    Operative Faith reveals that Kroger will soon join the ranks of Durden Restaurants and slash the hours of its non-exempt (hourly) workers to avoid millions in Obamacare penalties. To give you a sense of Kroger’s size and importance, its sales last year were $90 billion and it employs nearly 350,000 people. Most of its jobs are hourly and the vast majority of workers are neither millionaires or billionaires. Faith is a mid-level manager at Kroger and reports the dire news: Last week we found out that, beginning in January, any employee who is not full-time at that point,will be limited...
  • Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape

    11/12/2012 12:07:33 PM PST · by dirtboy · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2012 | LaborUnionReport
    It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.” However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted by FEMA, as well as tons of supplies, already in New York and New Jersey to sit idle—at a cost of millions to taxpayers. It has already been well publicized though the Daily Caller how...
  • Ohioans’ Food Stamp Aid to be Reduced

    11/12/2012 11:50:23 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 71 replies
    Blade ^ | November 12, 2012 | Kate Giammarise
    Benefit to fall $50 a month starting in January Ohio families receiving food stamps could get an unwelcome surprise come January: $50 less every month in assistance. For the 869,000 households enrolled in the program for the poorest Ohioans, that could amount to about $520 million annually out of the grocery budgets. Because of the way the federal government calculates utility expenses for people receiving the benefit, a mild winter nationwide last year, and a lower price for natural gas, many families could experience a significant cut in aid, those familiar with the program say. Recipients should get a letter...
  • EPA Official Hopeful on Gas Drilling Study

    11/12/2012 11:57:02 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2012 | KEVIN BEGOS
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A top official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is optimistic that a nationwide project examining natural gas hydraulic fracturing and potential drinking water impacts will provide comprehensive guidelines to help scientists and the public identify the key issues to focus on. But the industry said past studies have already shown the process is safe. Glenn Paulson, the EPA's science advisor, said Friday that a progress report on the study — mandated by Congress in 2010 — should be released before the end of the year, and a final report in 2014. He spoke at a University...
  • We Just Had a Class War. And one side won. (The View from the Left)

    11/12/2012 11:44:35 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11/11/2012 | Jonathan Chait
    When President Obama took the stage at McCormick Place in Chicago well after midnight, we were all too wiped out with joy or depression or Nate Silver auto-refresh fatigue to pay careful attention to the speech the newly reelected president delivered. The phrase that lingered in most of our sleepy ears was the reprise of his career-launching invocation of the United States as being more than red and blue states. So soaring, so unifying. But those words were merely the trappings of magnanimity draped over an argument that was, at its core, harsher than the one he had regularly delivered...
  • White House Seeking to Organize Americans on Obama’s Behalf

    11/12/2012 11:32:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    White House dossier ^ | 11/12/12 | Keith Koffler
    The White House is pulling a tactic out of its campaign playbook – and President Obama’s own community organizing past – using the organs of government to enlist average Americans to help Obama advocate for his priorities. In an email sent to people who signed up to receive official updates from the White House, recipients are told to forward the message to their friends, asking them to help promote what is in effect White House propaganda. The White House email list, which government officials began compiling earlier in Obama’s term, is separate from the famed Obama campaign email list, but...
  • The red flags in Obama’s foreign policy

    11/12/2012 10:46:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2012 | Jackson Diehl
    Barack Obama spent his first term undoing what he saw as the excesses of U.S. post-Cold War foreign policy, from land wars in the Middle East to insufficient attention to Asia. By his own account, he largely succeeded. But chances are he will spend his second term grappling with the flaws in his cure. Contrary to the usual Republican narrative, Obama did not lead a U.S. retreat from the world. Instead he sought to pursue the same interests without the same means. He has tried to preserve America’s place as the “indispensable nation” while withdrawing ground troops from war zones,...
  • Teacher allegedly tells class Obama’s re-election is ‘America’s funeral’

    11/12/2012 10:37:20 AM PST · by aimhigh · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/12/2012 | The Daily Caller
    On November 7, an elementary school teacher in south central Louisiana allegedly told her class of fourth graders that she was “attending America’s funeral” because Barack Obama won the presidential election, according to a report by KATC, the local ABC television affiliate.
  • CBO Report: Taxmageddon Means Unemployment of 9.1 Percent for 2013

    11/12/2012 10:36:51 AM PST · by 92nina · 12 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-11-09 | Rhett Brooks
    A new CBO report released yesterday finds that Taxmageddon’s economic impact for 2013 would be disastrous for the economy. The report projects that gross domestic product (GDP) would fall by 0.5 percent for 2013, a recession by economist standards. The loss in growth would then result in millions of lost jobs by raising unemployment from 7.9 for the current quarter to 9.1 for the fourth quarter of 2013. In contrast, the CBO expects growth to reach 2.25 percent (not including an additional .75 percent in growth from extending payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits) by the end of 2013...
  • The Obama lemmings [Reader Post]

    11/12/2012 10:27:45 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-12-12 | DrJohn
    Question: When does $70 billion equal 1.25 trillion? Answer: In Obamaworld "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."- Abraham Lincoln Unless they are Obama supporters. It turns out that you can fool all of them all of the time. Barack Obama admits to being weak at math. On Leno he said: “The math stuff was fine up until about seventh grade. Malia is now a freshman in high school. I’m pretty lost.” That explains a lot. Barack Obama claims...
  • Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts

    11/12/2012 10:18:27 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TAD ^ | 11-12-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99 Percent Of The Vote In More Than 100 Ohio Precincts By Michael Snyder November 11th, 2012 Barack Obama received more than 99% of the vote in more than 100 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on election day. In fact, there were a substantial number of precincts where Mitt Romney got exactly zero votes. So how in the world did this happen? Third world dictators don't even get 99% of the vote. Overall, Mitt Romney received 30.12% of the vote in Cuyahoga County. There were even a bunch of precincts in Cuyahoga County that...
  • America's coming civil war -- makers vs. takers

    11/07/2012 3:51:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 228 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 12, 2012 | Arthur Herman
    “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abe Lincoln used those words in 1858 to describe a country that was careening toward civil war. Now we’re a house divided again and another civil war is coming, with the 2012 election as its Gettysburg. Call it America’s coming civil war between the Makers and the Takers. On one side are those who create wealth, America’s private sector–the very ones targeted by President Obama’s tax hikes announced Monday. On the other are the public employee unions; left-leaning intelligentsia who see the growth of government as index of progress; and the millions of...
  • Nice Losers (Sowell on 2012 election)

    11/12/2012 10:10:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment— nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have. The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran for...
  • Obama Voters Rewrite American National Anthem

    11/12/2012 9:54:43 AM PST · by JewishRighter
    American Thinker ^ | 11.12.12 | Reuel E. Topas
    The punditocracy, like the oracles of old, has spoken. Obama won because of various and sundry reasons, most of which can be debated and none of which is the single, sufficient cause. But one reason, or unreason, was a definite and perhaps the single most important factor: what became infamously known as "the 47%," who now suckle at the government teat. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/obama_voters_rewrite_american_national_anthem.html#ixzz2C22VhQrU
  • Why did Paula Broadwell think the CIA had taken prisoners in Benghazi?

    11/12/2012 9:39:59 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Max Fisher
    I can only imagine three possible explanations, all of which should be taken with many grains of salt: 1. Intelligence from faraway conflict areas can be hazy, and the story got honestly confused. Who knows how long or convoluted the chain of information was from Benghazi to Broadwell, whether or not it went through Petraeus, and it’s not hard to imagine a misstatement or mistake getting amplified. 2. She made it up or exaggerated some other piece of information, possibly including the name-dropping implication of Petraeus’s knowledge, either deliberately or mistakenly. 3. The story is true, and she let slip...
  • GOP Adviser Claims Obama Campaign “Suppressed the Vote”

    11/12/2012 9:39:46 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Republican campaign adviser Karl Rove complained that his Party was the victim of vote suppression. “You couldn’t turn on a TV in a swing state without seeing a Democrat ad tearing down our nominee,” Rove said. “Sadly, too many registered Republicans were so disgusted by these attacks that they sat out this election as a protest. It was so unfair.” Rove contrasted the Democrats’ “low road” with the GOP’s “high road.” “On numerous occasions Governor Romney called President Obama a ‘nice guy,’” Rove pointed out. “Not once did President Obama respond in kind. Voters were left to conclude that the...
  • Abbas ‘No’ Puts Obama in His Place (

    11/12/2012 9:12:05 AM PST · by mojito · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas threw cold water on President Barack Obama’s election victory, answering the president with a direct “no” after Obama told him his administration is opposed to the PA’s unilateral move for recognition by the United Nations General Assembly. Abbas’ blunt “no” underscored the new Middle East reality, where the PA chief feels he can snub the United States and bank on international opposition to the State of Israel’s position for defensible borders, said analysts. "There was a long telephone conversation between president Mahmud Abbas and Barack Obama," the Palestinian leader's spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP....
  • Has America Become a Huge Duck Pond?

    11/12/2012 9:02:12 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 35 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-12-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dr Wayne Dyer describes people as eagles and ducks. With a majority of Americans voting to give the undeserving Obama a second term, I felt like the odd-man-out voting against him. It occurred to me that I have a history of being odd-man-out, not in sync with the thinking of my family and friends. When I was in junior high school, my dad acknowledged my artistic talent and encouraged me to pursue a career in that field. Dad said, “You could be a great black artist someday.” While I appreciated Dad's support, I thought, “ Why can't I simply be...
  • ObamaCare and using the 14th Amendment as Toilet Paper

    11/12/2012 8:57:31 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    http://patriotpost.us ^ | November 7, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Among the objections to ObamaCare, one that has not gotten as much attention as it should is the president's power to waive the law for any company, union or other enterprise he chooses. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides for "equal protection of the laws" for all Americans. To have a law that can cost an organization millions of dollars a year either apply or not apply, depending on the whim or political interest of the President of the United States, is to make a mockery of the rule of law. How secure is any freedom when there is...