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  • Gun owners enter the fight of our lives

    11/15/2012 11:56:37 AM PST · by neverdem · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/2012 | Chris Cox
    The NRA has been saying all along that Barack Obama would unleash an assault on our Second Amendment freedoms if he won a second term. It sure didn’t take long for him to prove us right. Just hours after Obama won re-election last Tuesday, his administration endorsed a new effort by the global gun grabbers at the United Nations to draft a gun ban treaty early next year. The official starting point for the new talks is last year’s failed draft, which contains provisions that threaten our sovereign right to keep and bear arms through an international gun registration scheme.And...
  • WSJ: Petraeus pushed out after defending CIA over Benghazi?

    11/15/2012 11:41:33 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    (via Instapundit): In David Petraeuss final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn. At issue was whether the CIA should break its silence about its role in Benghazi, Libya, to counter criticism that increasingly was being leveled at the agency and Mr. Petraeus, said senior officials involved in the discussions. Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a...
  • Report: Petraeus Clashed With Agency Heads in Final Days

    11/15/2012 11:22:04 AM PST · by mojito · 61 replies
    Commentary/WSJ ^ | 11/15/2012 | Alana Goodman
    ....In David Petraeuss final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn. Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a nearby CIA safe house, seeking to set the record straight and paint the CIAs role in a more favorable light. Mr. Clapper and agencies including the Pentagon objected, but Mr. Petraeus told his aides to proceed, said the senior...
  • The FHA is Blowing Up: Bad News for the Housing Market

    11/15/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by RobertClark · 18 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael Krieger
    A very important article came out from the Wall Street Journal yesterday titled FHA Nears Need for Taxpayer Funds, and it outlines the serious financial problems facing the Federal Housing Administration. For those that are unaware or need a refresher, the FHA has been the key element to the phony housing recovery the government has been trying to create. In the wake of the collapse of 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac blew up and what was left to pick up the pieces was the FHA. No private player would issue loans with down payments of 3%, but this was...
  • President Obama Is Why Investors Arent Buying Stocks: Schoenberger

    11/15/2012 11:07:59 AM PST · by John W · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jeff Macke
    "President Obama; that's why people aren't buying stocks," says Todd Schoenberger, managing principal at The BlackBay Group. 1. Companies aren't going to hire with the increased expenses associated with Obamacare 2. People aren't going to have money for discretionary spending when taxes going up for the 1% 3. Small business owners won't expand 4. Higher tax rates for individuals making over $250,000 a year will result in a general lack of ambition.
  • The Left Defends That Poor Misguided Black Female, Susan Rice, From Racist Republican Bullies

    11/15/2012 10:42:12 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-15-12 | Curt
    Didn't take long for the defenders of the freebie culture to race in defense of one Susan Rice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJlCoHDJKUYou see how this works? If they are black you must not offend lest you be deemed a racist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAxlI2Rg2E8Uh oh Senator McCain...you are a RACIST! I mean you dare to allege that this "young african-american woman" isn't very bright? How dare you. Doesn't matter that she went on show after show the day after the attack and mislead the American people. They knew this wasn't some mob protesting a video, hell...I knew it the day after and I'm not very bright...
  • Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to eliminate 950 jobs

    11/15/2012 10:12:18 AM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    10:07 am - November 15, 2012 Updated: 10:07 am - November 15, 2012 Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to eliminate 950 jobs Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says it will lay off 76 employees this week and cut a total of 950 jobs by the end of June. Chief executive Dr. John McConnell said Wednesday most of the cuts are administrative positions, but some faculty members could lose their jobs due to cuts in federal research funding.
  • TI Cuts 1,700 Jobs, Exits Mobile Chip Market

    11/15/2012 10:10:49 AM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    By Paul McDougall InformationWeek November 15, 2012 11:37 AM Texas Instruments said it will lay off about 1,700 workers, or about 5% of its total workforce, as part of a restructuring that will see it exit the market for mobile chips that power smartphones and tablets, including Amazon's Kindle Fire. The company said it would instead focus its OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) business on embedded systems that power business tools and other products that don't evolve as rapidly as mobile gadgets.
  • Hostess to liquidate if bakers' strike continues through Thursday (18,000 jobs)

    11/14/2012 4:45:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 218 replies
    cnn money ^ | 11/14/2012 | By James O'Toole
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The bakers' union represents around 5,000. The union did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but has called the concessions demanded in the new contract "outrageous." "Our members are on...
  • Minnesota employers cut 8,100 jobs in October

    11/15/2012 10:08:57 AM PST · by Arthurio · 43 replies
    Minnesota employers cut 8,100 jobs statewide in October, by far the worst monthly job report of the year. A massive positive revision to the September numbers helped offset the loss, but the states employment and economic development agency, DEED, reported major losses in administrative support and lower-paid business services jobs, which shed 4,800 jobs. State government lost 1,900 jobs, mostly in education, and durable goods manufacturing lost 800 jobs. Employment data for October does certainly reinforce the concerns weve expressed here, that the recovery, while it does continue, is a fragile one, said Steve Hine, DEEDs labor market economist. Well...
  • Jobless benefit claims skyrocket in week

    11/15/2012 10:07:07 AM PST · by Arthurio · 23 replies
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Labor Department Thursday said first-time jobless benefits claims rose by 78,000 in the week ending Saturday. Initial claims jumped out of a relatively comfortable 355,000 claims -- the third lowest week since the recession ended in June 2009 -- to 439,000 with the four-week rolling average up 11,750 to 383,750. The weekly figure has been volatile of late -- rising by 46,000 one week in mid-October, for example, but a one-week jump of 78,000 is a clear setback. First time claims have not been this high since the week of April 30, 2011....
  • Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

    11/15/2012 9:57:03 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies
    Big Government ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy. From the Department of Labor press release this morning: In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims...
  • The Press Gives Obama A "PASS"

    11/15/2012 9:33:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 11-15-2012 | MOTUS
    We held our first post-reelection post-partisan post-racial news conference yesterday: With respect to the issue of mandate, Ive got one mandate.(snip)a man-date? Unless hes following in Jennifer Granholms footsteps by appearing onThe Dating Game, Bachelor #1,bachelor #2,bachelor #3 the only man-date he got on November 6 was from the coalition of the aggrieved, deranged and lazy. Re. the Fiscal Cliff(snip)technically, going back into a recession would be called a double-dip, A simple double-dip can still be blamed it on W (Dubya) (snip)There were many other highlights from the presser which you can read or watch right here, in case...
  • Forty years after Watergate, we need Woodward and Bernstein

    11/15/2012 9:10:12 AM PST · by cap10mike · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In June, the Washington Post celebrated the 40th anniversary of the biggest scoop in journalistic history Watergate. Looking back on it, the Post has every right to crow. The story was so huge that every political scandal since has been labeled with the word gate tagged onto the end of it. However, the Post should also consider the adage, Youre only as good as your last story, because theres a bigger one out there for the taking, if it only had the courage to pursue it. That story is, of course, the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,...
  • AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: This Whole Fiscal Cliff Thing Is Manufactured

    11/15/2012 8:45:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/15/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    During a speech today in Washington D.C., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called the looming debt disaster a "manufactured crisis" and said "there isn't a fiscal cliff." "There is no fiscal cliff," Trumka says in prepared remarks to the National Mediation Board Conference in Washington on Thursday. "What we’re facing is an obstacle course within a manufactured crisis that was hastily thrown together in response to inflated rhetoric about our federal deficit." Obama met with Trumka earlier this week, in addition to other far left leaders, to discuss economic policy. Apparently a $3500 tax increase on every family doesn't serve as...
  • Don't Sign a Petition Email

    11/15/2012 7:33:33 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 54 replies
    Michael Yon on Facebook ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Yon
    Don't Sign a Petition Email With permission, I post this email circulated in a private company: All, As some of you may have heard since the Presidential election there are currently 32 states that have a petition to Secede from the United States. There may be some of you who are considering signing the petitions but we FSOs need to remind you that Allegiance to the United States is one of the 13 adjudicative guidelines that DISCO uses to grant you a security clearance and give you access to classified information. For that reason, we strongly suggest you do not...
  • Obama's 'balanced' deficit reduction plan is anything but ( tax increases at 73% of the budget)

    11/15/2012 7:24:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2012 | Rick Moran
    James Pethokoukis writing at the AEI Enterprise blog, examines the president's "balanced" plan to cut $4.4 trillion from the budget over the next decade. James points out that the plan is "reheating of his 80-page deficit reduction package from September 2011 which, on paper, showed $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in taxes raised. Not so fast: ***** Once you begin to dig into the numbers, the plan doesn't look balanced at all. As the bipartisan Committee for Responsible Federal Budget noted back then: The Administration claims that the plan would save about $4.4 trillion in total (including interest...
  • The most anti-Obama place in the U.S.

    11/15/2012 7:12:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN's Gary Tuchman heads to King County, Texas, where President Obama won only five votes. Video at link.
  • Obama Tax Hikes On Rich Would Shrink Economy, Jobs

    11/15/2012 6:50:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/15/2012
    President Obama's proposed tax hike on the top 2% of incomes will do next to nothing to close our chronic budget deficits, now running more than $1 trillion a year. But it will have a major impact on one struggling part of our economy: small business. In his Wednesday press conference, just before meeting with representatives of the nation's largest businesses, the president again claimed his plan to reduce the deficit and avoid the fiscal cliff would mean that "97% of small businesses are not going to see their taxes go up." But this is, to put it politely, deceptive....
  • Time to Let the Country Crash?

    11/15/2012 6:49:05 AM PST · by ebshumidors · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Ebben Raves
    "Let it crash!" "Give them what they want and they'll see what happens!" "Surely, once the left's programs are implemented and the economy crashes, people will come to their senses." Since the election, many on the right have echoed this meme. They are convinced that widespread poverty and lack of opportunity will bring a resurgence of the America many of them knew growing up. Grandma and Grandpa's America. Perhaps these people forget that Roosevelt was re-elected three times during a depression that he helped prolong -- a depression that featured soup lines and starvation in a population that actually wanted...
  • Benghazi and Obama. What you are about to read is HUGE if true. Could mean the end of him.

    11/15/2012 6:30:48 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 135 replies
    clear-light-of-day ^ | 11/15/12 | Daryl
    I received this message yesterday. IF this proves to be true, it is impeachable grounds. It also may help explain why Petreaus was forced out a few days before the Benghazi hearings coming up. It explains a lot of behavior by Obama and his administration - the pulled security, the "stand down" orders, and blaming that stupid video. The fireworks are coming. It will be the first of many disasters ahead. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- According to sources in the State Department and the CIA, and intercepted communications from the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama "staged" the attack in Benghazi in order to create a...
  • To Win, Obama Sacrifices House, State Legislatures

    11/15/2012 6:11:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Barack Obama attended more than 200 fundraisers for his presidential campaign, but he refrained from raising money for congressional Democrats. That proved to be a wise move for him, as were his strategists' decisions to run heavy ad campaigns against Mitt Romney and to build an even more effective turnout machine in target states. But it proved to be less than helpful to his party. Democrats did gain two Senate seats thanks to clueless Republican candidates and Republicans' failure to produce better turnout. But Democrats got beaten badly in races for the U.S. House and state legislatures. That's clear when...
  • Jobless claims leap 78,000 to 439,000; storm cited [actual headline]

    11/15/2012 5:42:54 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 102 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/15/12 | Obama suck-up
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy sent U.S. jobless claims soaring by 78,000 in the week ended Nov. 10 to an 18-month high of 439,000, according to the latest government figures. A Labor Department official on Thursday said claims surged in the eastern parts of the country that laid in the path of the storm....
  • Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job

    11/15/2012 5:14:02 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 14 Nov 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus--wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extramarital affair--to a $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, created by the Dodd-Frank law, was placed by that law under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. The funding of the CFBP, which comes from the Federal Reserve, is not subject to congressional oversight. Mrs. Petraeus became a member of the CFPB Implementation Team on Jan. 12, 2011. She is now the assistant director for the Office of...
  • Secession Craze in Post-Coup America

    11/15/2012 5:11:15 AM PST · by scottfactor · 26 replies
    www.scottfactor.com ^ | 11/15/12 | Gina Miller
    According to the World English Dictionary, the French term coup d'tat means a sudden violent or illegal seizure of government. The federal government of the United States of America has been seized by enemy forces from within our nation. Although not overtly violent at this point, this seizure has been illegal from top to bottom. Since the likely ineligible candidate Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) was installed in our presidency back in January 2009, this takeover has rapidly infected every area of our government and military. It is being run by a Communist-Islamist axis of like-minded, anti-American subversives....
  • Obamas Nightmare (syria)

    11/15/2012 5:00:38 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/13 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    The scandal engulfing two of our top military and intelligence officers could not be coming at a worse time: the Middle East has never been more unstable and closer to multiple, interconnected explosions. Virtually every American president since Dwight Eisenhower has had a Middle Eastern country that brought him grief
  • All Germans rounded up to vote (Hitler's Get Out The Vote Drive Much Like Obama's)

    11/15/2012 2:03:42 AM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | November 13, 1933
    The Guardian, Monday 13 November 1933 08.01 EST The results of the German referendum and elections to the Reichstag yesterday show, as was expected, an overwhelming majority for Herr Hitler. A less expected result of the elections is the number of Germans who have dared to vote against Herr Hitler's policy. The electors were asked to say in the referendum whether they approved of Herr Hitler's decision that Germany should leave the League of Nations and the Disarmament Conference. In the elections to the Reichstag they were simply asked to vote for the Nazi list. There were no candidates to...
  • Obama Donor's Corporation Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare

    11/14/2012 10:37:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Stryker Corporation has announced that it will close its facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs next month. It will also counter the medical device tax in Obamacare by eliminating 5% of their global workforce, an estimated 1,170 positions. Jon Stryker is heir to the Stryker Corporation, one of the largest medical device and equipment manufacturers in the world. Strykers grandfather was the surgeon who invented the mobile hospital bed. The company now sells $8.3 billion worth of hospital beds, artificial joints, medical cameras, and medical software every year. Stryker, a member of the Forbes 400 list, was...
  • Obama vs. the Brass: Benghazi Cover-up, Agenda to Gut Military?

    11/14/2012 9:53:54 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 November 2012 | William F. Jasper
    Obama vs. the Brass: Benghazi Cover-up, Agenda to Gut Military? The New American 14 November 2012 Is it just a coincidence that several four-star generals and a two-star admiral get the axe or resign in disgrace within the space of less than a month? Related Articles: Petraeus Resignation Suggests Possible White House Cover-UpThe Other Petraeus Scandal: Accelerated Militarization of the CIABenghazi Backfire: Was Obama Arming Jihadists?Did Obama Watch in Real Time as Benghazi Attack Unfolded?The Trouble With Leon PanettaLeon Panetta and the Institute for Policy StudiesBook Review: Barack Obama and the Enemies Within
  • The lessons of 2012 may not be what Operation Demoralize says

    11/14/2012 9:00:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 14, 2012 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Operation Demoralize, the attempt to convince you that conservatism is dead, that you live in a media cocoon, that you are incapable of learning, and that your pundits lied to you, is dominating the media. But are the quick and easy answers just say Yes to illegal immigration, higher taxes, creeping socialism based on the reality of why the election was lost? Someone clearly outside the supposed conservative media complex suggests that the reasons being peddled for the loss are not accurate, or at least not the full story. Andrew Kohut, head of the Pew Research Center, writes...
  • Glenn Beck predicted Petraeus dismissal 2 weeks ago

    11/14/2012 8:39:47 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 51 replies
    General David Petraeus resigned amid scandal last week after admitting he had cheated on his wife of 38 years with a woman 20 years his younger. Interesting timing, considering Petraeus was set to testify in the Benghazi investigation and will most likely no longer take part. Why now? And why was the man once hated by the left (‘betray-us’) there in the first place? “This all makes sense if you ‑‑ if you think like a revolutionary. Go back to where General Petraeus was when Barack Obama got into office. Do you remember? There were rumors that he was going...
  • Solution to Fiscal Clift: Look No Furhter than Obama's First Term

    11/14/2012 8:21:16 PM PST · by annajones · 12 replies
    opinion | 11/14/2012 | annajones
    Pundits, Politicians, etc are looking all over the map for a solution to the fiscal clift/sequestration problem. But the solution lies in what happened during Obama's first term. Under Bush/Congress the deficit increased 43% during his 8 year term (we had a real war, 9/11, and Katrina). Under Obama/Congress the deficit "doubled" during his 4 year term or "half" the time. Rather then us having to listen to threats to cut Social Security, Defense, or severe increase in Taxes shouldn't we go back to the problem that caused this Sequestration legislation to be passed in the first place? Should the...
  • Obama takes action on 'unreliable' power grid in Pakistan!

    11/14/2012 7:12:36 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    WND ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Less than a week after Hurricane Sandy plunged much of the mid-Atlantic region into darkness, the Obama administration unveiled a new initiative aimed at mitigating the impact of unreliable grid power. Not across ravaged coastal New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, but in Pakistans Punjab province. The direct beneficiary of the administrations generosity is a publicly traded Pakistani cement and concrete producer, according to a planning document that WND located via routine database research. The Lahore-based Pioneer Cement Limited, or PCL, requested a grant from the U.S. Trade & Development Agency, or USTDA an independent White House entity ...
  • Vanity: War of Words Between Obama and Lindsay Graham

    11/14/2012 6:27:41 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 38 replies
    Whatever many Freepers think about Lindsay Graham.. he certainly is not letting Benghazi go. Whatever his motives, he IS keeping it in the news. And if Graham hadn't kept this going then I'm not sure Obama would have gotten ANY questions on Benghazi today. Look for him to raise a big stink when Obama attempts to nominate Susan Rice for Secretary of State.... I think it's a mistake for O to start a war of words with Graham. As it will only keep Benghazi on the minds of the public. But Obama's ego won't let it go. This could get...
  • Larry Grathwohl on Ayers' Plan for American Re-Education Camps and the Need to Kill Millions

    11/14/2012 5:57:38 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 29, 2008 | 50MMike
    In 1969, Weather Underground founders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (who were to become Pres. Obama's personal friends and associates for many years) put Charles Manson on the cover of their occasional newspaper, "Fire". Throughout their career as terrorist bombers, Ayers and Dohrn were constantly trying to break the Left free of its "bourgeois" commitment to any standard of justice or decency.
  • MILLER: Obamas massive tax hike

    11/14/2012 5:19:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Emily Miller
    House Republicans have to stop the president from hurting the economyNow that he never has to run for election again, President Obama can show his true colors. Mr. Obama made it clear Wednesday he wants to whack Americans with $1.6 trillion in tax increases so that an obese Uncle Sam wont have to go on a diet. The only thing that can slow down his sharp turn to the left is the House GOP. When it comes to the top 2 percent, what Im not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who dont need...
  • Obama: 'No evidence' of national security harm in Petraeus scandal

    11/14/2012 5:12:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Jeff Black
    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he has seen no evidence that a scandal that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus harmed national security. I have no evidence at this point from what Ive seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security, Obama said at a White House briefing. Petraeus, a decorated four-star general who received widespread praise for the surge strategy in Iraq, resigned as CIA director on Friday, citing an extramarital affair. Numerous federal government officials have told NBC News that the married...
  • The Great Mainstream Media Lie

    11/14/2012 4:30:48 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-14-12 | James Raider
    We work hard, or we strive to find work while counted amongst 86 million invisible unemployed, or we stress as one of the Bureau of Labor Statistics 14.6% unemployed, and when rare tranches of time allow, during our otherwise consumed days, we sporadically tune into the mainstream media. The Gallup organization recently informed us that 60% of us do not trust the news media. And yet, . . . it still influences our determinations as it wishes. Whether for news or entertainment, roughly 85% of our media is at minimum liberal minded and more often than not, very extreme in...
  • Obama Loves America (pic)

    11/14/2012 4:14:17 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-14-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Just ask him...
  • The Great Election Robbery of 2012?

    11/14/2012 3:54:01 PM PST · by SquarePants · 11 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Ombud
    While Mitt Romney encourages the more bellicose wing of his party to temper their partisan positions, and while Speaker John Boehner tells GOP legislators to get in line and get ready to compromise, and while the GOP-elite spin machine prepares to unleash an unprecedented campaign of Hispandering in a last-ditch effort to save the party from the demographic cliff, the conservative blogosphere is buzzing with stories about voter fraud. Claims are being made that Obama's GOTV apparatus was really a sophisticated fraud designed to steal the election. There's no doubt Democrats engaged in fraudulent actions; there've been 52 arrests so...
  • The Apostle Barack?

    11/14/2012 3:11:26 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    Green Room ^ | 11-14-2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This is not, PJMs Myra Adams warns us, a joke or at least not an intentional joke. Nor is this offered in an ironic sense, as in how the media has portrayed Barack Obama. This epistle comes from a phys-ed professor at Florida A&M, who claims God told her that Barack Obama is the fifth Beatle, er, thirteenth Apostle: ..... Still think this is some kind of put-on? Take a look at the Amazon page: (snip) Then, as I began to contemplate ways to assist Barack in his 2012 re-election bid something miraculous happened. I felt Gods (His) Spirit...
  • Almost 1K ballots Found in Broward Elections Warehouse

    11/14/2012 3:15:45 PM PST · by lbryce · 63 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | November 14, 2012 | Staff
    LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Nearly a thousand ballots that were not included in Florida's final count have been found in a warehouse in Broward County. Tuesday morning and into the night, there was a buzz of activity at the Voting Equipment Center in Lauderhill, a week after the general election. There was a recount going on for two commission seats that were too close to call, one in Hallandale Beach and another in Dania Beach. Workers had to count those votes manually. Also keeping elections officials busy is the fact that 963 filled ballots were found in a warehouse. The...
  • Campaign donations from university employees went overwhelmingly to Obama

    11/14/2012 3:05:25 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 10 replies
    Four of the top ten organizations whose staff donated to President Obamas reelection campaign were universities, data released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) reveals. The University of California (UC) represented the single largest employee group to donate to President Obamas campaign in 2012, funneling $1,092,906 to assist the President in his bid to gain reelection. That number includes the universitys PACs, individual members or employees, and employees immediate families.
  • Putin: Obama Plans to Visit Russia ("More Flexibility" Time)

    11/14/2012 2:40:03 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/14/2012 | Daniel Halper
    Russian president Vladimir Putin claims President Barack Obama is planning to visit Russia, the outlet RIA Novosti reports. "US President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to visit Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Russian presidents spokesman said on Tuesday," the Russian outlet reports. "Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Obama made the statement when Putin called a second time to congratulate the US president on his reelection." RIA Novosti quotes Putin's spokesman as saying, "Obama thanked [Putin] for the congratulations and the invitation and confirmed his readiness to come to Russia at a date to be agreed...
  • Obama on GOP opposition to Susan Rice: You want to come after someone over Benghazi, come after me

    11/14/2012 2:23:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Greg Hengler, I don't know where to begin here. At 2:05, he says he agrees that it's important to find out what happened in Benghazi and that the administration's provided every bit of information it has. Not true. He still hasn't told us precisely what he instructed the military to do, or not do, after the attack was underway. All he's said is that he issued some sort of directive to "make sure we are securing our personnel." What did the directive say, explicitly? At what point during the attack did he issue it? Did securing our personnel include...
  • Vanity: Former Navy Seal Claims Syrian Rebels Taking Villages Along The Gaza Strip.

    11/14/2012 1:58:34 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 23 replies
    From Former Navy Seal Benjamin Smith "THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON IN JORDAN, ISREAL AND SYRIA...... If you heard something, Say Something. On the Jodanian border and Gaza Strip I heard that rebels from Syria took a couple villiges and there is IDF trying to secure them..... Its on their borders.... Where is the news? If you know anything ...Say it, so the rest of us can piece it together as well. Its Important that we do."
  • Obama To GOP On Susan Rice: "If They Want To Go After Somebody, They Should Go After Me"

    11/14/2012 1:54:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/14/12 | staff
    "As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation is outrageous," President Obama said at a press conference...
  • Obama to McCain: You cant stop Susan Rice from being Secretary of State

    11/14/2012 12:57:25 PM PST · by mojito · 169 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama, irritated by Republican pledges to prevent Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice from receiving a promotion, said that Rices critics have a problem with me. When they go after the UN ambassador apparently because they think shes an easy target, then theyve got a problem with me, Obama told reporters today. And should I choose if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity of the State Department [head] then I will nominate her, but thats not a determination Ive made yet. Obama was responding to a press conference...
  • Obama: I want Federal Government to be 'aggressive and strong and fast and robust'

    11/14/2012 12:51:20 PM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    "It's been aggressive and strong and fast and robust and a lot of people have been helped because of it," Obama added. "That's a pretty good metaphor for how I want federal government to operate generally, and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure it does."
  • Vanity: Terrorist Attack Coming?

    How far do you think we are from another terrorist attack? Unfortunately it's not a question of if but when. The Obama Administration is clearly capable of bungling the response to a terrorist attack overseas. There were MANY MANY warnings that the Consulate in Libya was vulnerable but Obama ignored them. Are there current warnings going out to intelligence officials now being ignored? Only this time IN the United States. I think the answer is probably yes. And if terrorists attacked a city in the US.. how would Obama respond? Would he let said Americans die just as he did...