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  • Catholics Must Face Squarely the Dire Threat to Religious Liberty

    11/20/2012 6:03:52 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 20, 2012 | Rev. George Rutler
    Of the 427 weddings in my present parish during the past eleven years (I have lost count of all the others), the band—for want of a better word—at the most recent reception was the loudest I can remember. Conversation was impossible, so some of a certain age complained loudly but not loudly enough and others of a lesser age laughed at their complaints. I have come to realize that for many of them, conversation as an art is an unknown thing.This reminded me of the line about the morally tranquilizing effects of “intolerable music” in Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 Harvard Class Day...
  • (Video)The RNC is Worthless - Clean House or Starve the Beast

    11/20/2012 5:37:47 AM PST · by publius321 · 12 replies
    Billions wasted over the past decade. The RNC has been so bad, conservatives couldn't do worse if the RNC had no existed... (video)
  • Pew: President Gets Election Eve Surge in Positive Press Coverage

    11/20/2012 4:51:54 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 11/19/12 | John Eggerton
    President Barack Obama had more positive news coverage than he had gotten in months in the days just prior to the November election, but that was attributable to his improving race strategy rather than his prominence in the Superstorm Sandy coverage. That is according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, based on a content analysis of 660 news stories from 49 mainstream media outlets between Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. According to the study, 37% of the "horserace" stories about the president in the last week of the campaign were positive, compared...
  • The Issues Being Publicized In Benghazigate Completely Miss The Point

    11/20/2012 3:44:00 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/20/2012 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Benghazigate has created the opportunity to expose that the Obama national security team eliminated all-things-Islamic as causes of jihadist terrorism, and narrowed the focus down to al-Qaeda as the sole enemy to be fought! Now is the time use this opportunity to expose Obamas inadequate national security policy and posture toward Islamic terrorists. We are being attacked by a fanatical enemy that is waging a global religious war against us.The Wrong Issues Are Being QuestionedThere were so many blunders related to Obamas fiasco in Benghazi that the Obama regime has had a wide range of issues to obfuscate their foreign...
  • Why is Identity Politics Evil? Maureen Dowd: "Mitt Romney is the president of white male America."

    11/20/2012 12:46:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | November 18, 2012 | Robert Wargas
    It is understandable that those of us who voted against Barack Obama, the Community Disorganizer, should be upset over his triumph. Like Joe Biden reading an Umberto Eco novel, we cannot help but feel rather listless and disoriented these days. Feelings of vulnerability can very easily transmogrify into anger, so one must never lose ones sense of humor; apropos, I draw your attention to the New York Times of November 10, in which Maureen Dowd reflects on Mitt Romneys loss: Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he...
  • Anti-Israel Protestants: more Bible study needed

    11/19/2012 11:57:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mark Paredes
    The state of Israel is an illegal, genocidal place to equate Judaism with the state of Israel is to equate Christianity with Flavor Flav. UCC Pastor Emeritus Jeremiah Wright, in a speech to thousands of people in Baltimore in 2011 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11 ----- Much has been made in the Jewish community too much, in my humble opinion of the recent letter signed by 15 Protestant church leaders...
  • Petition To Congress To impeach President Obama.

    According to the Constitution of the United States of America, Article 2, Section 1, "No Person except a "Natural Born Citizen", or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the signing of this Constitution, shall be eligible to hold the Office of President." Whereas, The Second Session of the First Continental Congress, back in March of 1790, defined "Natural Born Citizen" to mean a child born of two parents who must both be American Citizens;and Whereas, The wording of the definition of Natural Born Citizen as established by our First Continental Congress in 1790 states: "And the...
  • Petition Asking Supreme Court To Define "Natural Born Citizen"

    11/19/2012 2:11:58 PM PST · by KheSanh · 325 replies
    KheSanh ^ | November 11, 2012 | KheSanh
    A petition asking the Supreme Court to give a clear concise definition of the term "Natural Born Citizen". Whitehouse.gov url to obtain the first 150 signatures: http://wh.gov/9dpd
  • Just In Case You Forgot, If You Want To Take Back America & Love The 10th Amendment, Youre Racist

    11/19/2012 9:05:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2012 | Duane Patterson
    Empowered by an election result that will enable Chris Matthews to hear racist dog whistles anytime, anywhere, the fevered MSNBC Hardball host began a segment today to showcase just how racist the Republican Party is, especially white Southerners. He had all the stats of who voted by race, where. Missing from that, of course, was the stats of blacks voting almost 100% for Obama in key precincts in Pennsylvania. But I digress. Matthews finishing his racial thesis, then begins this line of inquiry to his two guests Republican strategist John Feehery and Democrat strategist, Joy Reid: Matthews: Let me...
  • Obama in Burma: 'I Wish I Could... Impose My Will on Congress'

    11/19/2012 8:49:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | November 19, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, President Obama spoke in Burma or as he termed it, Myanmar, despite official US practice to call the country Burma and repeatedly botched the name of the countrys famed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, instead calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi. Then he called President Thein Sein President Sein, which was a diplomatic snafu, since the president of Burma is to be called by his full name. His speech was just as bad. After getting through the basics acting as though his doctrine, not President Bushs multiple actions on behalf of democracy in Burma, had...
  • Smart Power: Obama Repeatedly Botches Dignitaries' Names on Foreign Trip

    11/19/2012 7:53:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2012 | Guy Benson
    President "Smart Power" at work. Oops: As Obama stood next to the world's most recognized democracy icon, he mispronounced her name repeatedly. Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct her American guest for calling her Aung YAN Suu Kyi multiple times during his statement to reporters after their meeting. Proper pronunciation for the Nobel laureate's name is Ahng Sahn Soo Chee. The meeting came after Obama met with Myanmar's reformist new President Thein Sein - a name he also botched. As the two addressed the media, Obama called his counterpart "President Sein," an awkward, slightly affectionate reference that would...
  • In some cases, Romney paid four times as much for TV ads as Obama

    11/19/2012 7:42:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Mitt Romney didn't just pay too much in taxes. As Politico reported last month, he paid too much for his TV ads, too.(The following graphic represents early September media buys in Columbus, Ohio. It was provided to TheDC by a national media buyer with extensive background buying in America's most competitive state, and is representative of other examples we have seen):The cost differential is attributable to the fact that Team Obama bought "preemptable" or or "lowest unit rate" ads --- while Team Romney paid for "fixed," non-preemptable rates."Obama could deliver 1,000 points for a fourth as much as Romney," said...
  • How to Stop Obama in the Electoral College

    11/19/2012 6:46:18 PM PST · by Rytwyng · 108 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 19th, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    ...the electors... will meet on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December. That is when the actual re-election of the president occurs. According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum... then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress. The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president. Since the Republicans hold a majority in the...
  • Petraeus scandal puts four-star general lifestyle under scrutiny

    11/19/2012 6:19:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2012 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Greg Jaffe
    Then-defense secretary Robert M. Gates stopped bagging his leaves when he moved into a small Washington military enclave in 2007. His next-door neighbor was Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the time, who had a chef, a personal valet and not lost on Gates troops to tend his property. Gates may have been the civilian leader of the worlds largest military, but his position did not come with household staff. So, he often joked, he disposed of his leaves by blowing them onto the chairmans lawn. I was often jealous because he had...
  • Orlando Health to cut record number of jobs to save money [Obamanomics Strikes Again!]

    11/19/2012 4:22:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/19/12 | Marni Jameson
    For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Orlando Health is reducing its workforce by up to 400 positions starting immediately, hospital officials announced this morning. The elimination of 300 to 400 jobs will occur in two phases, and represents a 2- to 3-percent decrease in the system's 16,000 employees, said Orlando Health spokeswoman Kena Lewis. The reductions affect all departments and all eight of its hospitals, including Orlando Regional Medical Center and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The first wave of employees affected by the "labor expense reduction" portion of the initiative received their notices Friday, said Lewis....
  • Sarah Palin for President? A 2016 comeback that shouldnt happen

    11/19/2012 4:20:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | November 19, 2012 | Joel Mathis
    One good thing about President Obamas re-election: It seems to have prompted some sober thinking by Republican Party leaders and allies. Oh sure, theres been some loose talk of secession, but mostly what youve found is top GOP leaders trying to figure out how to broaden the GOPs appeal and shed its reputation for anti-intellectualism while staying true to their conservative values. This is a good thing. One sure way for Republicans to blow it: If Sarah Palin runs for president. You mightve thought Palins political career pretty much ended when she decided not to run for president against a...
  • Cheer up, Papa Johns. Obamacare gave you a good deal (Another delusional Leftie)

    11/19/2012 3:49:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonk Blog ^ | November 19, 2012 | Ezra Klein
    The health-care laws treatment of larger employers is almost laughably complicated. If youve got fewer than 50 employees, nothing is asked of you, and if youre willing to provide insurance for your employees, you get a giant tax credit, at least for awhile. But if youre a business with more than 50 full-time employees, matters become considerably more complex. If youve got more than 50 full-time employees and you already offer them health insurance, you can stop reading now. Youre in the clear. If youve got more than 50 full-time employees and you dont offer them coverage and you dont...
  • Soon There Won't Be Enough Money in the World to Fund US Debt

    I just started reading After America by Mark Steyn which I highly recommend to anyone. It is probably the most humorous book on the economic apocalypse you'll ever read. Anyway, Mark Steyn refers to a paper called "Financing US Debt: Is There Enough Money in the World - and At What Cost?" by US Treasury official (and former Chief Economist of the Office of Management & Budget) John Kitchen and Menzie Chinn of the Robert M. La Follete School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin. Using estimates from the CBO, they calculate how much US Treasury debt foreign...
  • Massachusetts to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants

    11/19/2012 1:35:53 PM PST · by matt04 · 24 replies
    Illegal immigrants in Massachusetts will become eligible for in-state tuition at public universities and community colleges, based on an interpretation of a new federal law by Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick. In June, Democratic President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary relief from deportation to some illegal immigrants who immigrated as children and do not represent a public safety threat. The policy allowed the government to grant deferred action status to these immigrants, which means they would not be deported for two years and they would be granted work visas. The government has started accepting...
  • Up with Islam, Down with Everybody else; it's Our Great Multicultural Way.

    11/19/2012 1:21:48 PM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 19, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Free speech is kinda OK, if Allah and his vast Religion of True Peace are not offended. The mere existence of infidels is offensive, so Death to all Infidels! As I finished reading this article at PJ Tatler this morning, I came across a new YouTube video. First, the article. It deals with a meeting to be held today by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). [A] symposium [is] to be held today at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Defamation Acts Against Islam. And one top U.S. State Department official will be in attendance: The headquarters of...
  • 97 Republicans sign letter urging Obama to avoid Susan Rice nomination for Secretary of State

    11/19/2012 12:49:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Nearly 100 House Republicans on Monday called on President Obama not to nominate Susan Rice as Secretary of State. In a letter to Obama, the 97 Republicans said the credibility of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has been gravely wounded by her account of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. "Though Ambassador Rice has been our Representative to the U.N., we believe her misleading statements over the days and weeks following the attack on our embassy in Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans caused irreparable damage...
  • Welcome to Washington, for some it's the state of denial(WA)

    11/19/2012 12:37:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 November, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Passing through the sometimes crowded aisles of the Washington Arms Collectors monthly gun show at the Puyallup Fairgrounds, there was no question that a lot of people were there doing some serious shopping in the wake of the Nov. 6 election. There was also no doubt that some people in that pavilion had voted for Obama, and were in a rather interesting quandry: how to engage in a conversation about the election while not necessarily being confrontational or combative. A couple seemed smug without daring to engage in a full debate. All of the "suspects" invariably spoke without looking us...
  • Mother Explains Romney Loss to Distraught Son

    11/19/2012 12:06:09 PM PST · by FR_addict · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 19,2012 | video
    Video of a child facing his first political disappointment. I loved the child's face when his mother tries to explain that Obama is not a bad person. He doesn't say anything, but he has the expression of "Get Real"
  • Now It Get's Ugly

    11/19/2012 11:54:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Liberty News Online ^ | November 19, 2012 | Erik Rush
    Americans are confused. I realize thats probably the understatement of the year, but I am referring not to the apparent insensibility of those who continue to support President Barack Obama, but to the perplexed state of those who are attempting to make sense out of the election outcome itself, as well as events that have taken place since. In short, it is mind-boggling that the man was re-elected considering the shape America is in, and his being the most dismal record of any President in American history. The craven but successful ploy on the part of the administration to defer...
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...
  • Obama Takes a Victory Lap in Burma and Calls it Myanmar

    11/19/2012 9:25:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-19-2012 | MOTUS
    Big Guy took his FORWARD! campaign to Southeast Asia this weekend. At his presser in Thailand yesterday, BO explained how hes planning to deport the American System to the Near East: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra: main reason Lady M did attend. Plus she hates Thai food. (snip)because Thailand I think is more successful economically than some of its neighbors, it's now in a position to be a donor country. Got that Thailand? You didnt build that on your own! Somebody else made that happen! Now its time to spread your wealth around. Although the presser was in Bangkok,...
  • Pic: Twitter users creeped out by Obama mural in Burma

    11/19/2012 6:15:09 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 34 replies
    Twitchy via Drudge ^ | by Twitchy Staff | Posted at 7:46 am on November 19, 2012
    Pic: Twitter users creeped out by Obama mural in Burma
  • The 2012 Catholic Vote: An Early Assessment (breakdown by state)

    11/19/2012 3:58:19 AM PST · by NYer · 96 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 19, 2012 | George J. Marlin
    I live in Long Island and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy my home was without electricity, heat or lights for 14 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes.  Sitting in the dark every night shivering in my living room (which hit a low of 49 degrees), I had plenty of time to brood over the disastrous 2012 election results, the way Catholics voted in particular, and why it happened. Here’s what I came up with:GOP internal tracking polls that had Romney winning were wrong because pollsters could not factor into their mathematical formulas the effectiveness of Obama’s Election Day ground...
  • Washington Posts Chief Falters Anew (Media Deathwatch)

    11/18/2012 9:30:07 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/18/2012 | DAVID CARR
    At 11:45 a.m. last Tuesday, the editorial staff of The Washington Post was summoned on short notice to an announcement on the fifth floor of its building to hear something they already knew that Marcus Brauchli would be leaving after four years as executive editor. After Mr. Brauchli spoke, Katharine Weymouth, the newspapers publisher, told employees that he would be replaced by Marty Baron, the editor of The Boston Globe. As the meeting was concluding, Valerie Strauss, a longtime reporter, asked Ms. Weymouth why she was making the change. Ms. Weymouth, perhaps because of employment agreements that limited what...
  • HOLD ON TO YOUR WALLETS!

    11/18/2012 8:43:51 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 12 replies
    TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | November 14, 2012 | Jennifer Burke
    Even though there was simply too much evidence that demonstrated Obamas deep-rooted belief in the Socialist based redistribution of wealth, he continuously tried to walk it back or deny it. That is, until he found a way to sell the snake oil of economic justice in a manner that rallied his troops behind him and, as a result, tore a deep divide within this country. He changed the language to demand that the rich pay their fair share...
  • Here's a Hunch: Obama doesnt want a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff

    11/18/2012 5:08:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Everyone came away from the initial summit meeting between Obama, Boehner and Reid with big smiles and a public air of confidence that Friday's kumbaya moment would lead to The Big Deal. Call me a cynic, but I'm still not buying it. Yesterday, AP touched on a part of this story, tossing out some ideas about how everyone --- particularly Democrats ... might walk away with relatively clean hands if no deal is reached on the fiscal cliff this year. It's all true, but for some of us there's a bit more to the story. The Democrats, for their part,...
  • This Graph Should Scare You

    11/18/2012 2:18:34 PM PST · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Washington Post WonkBlog ^ | November 18, 2012 | Staff
    A new study from the Congressional Budget Office starts with the scariest graph youll see today. Source: Congressional Budget Office In other words, youre not imagining it: This economic recovery has been a big disappointment relative to what the United States has usually experienced after a recession. Growth has been 9 percent below what was seen in past recoveries on average in its first three years. The CBO report tries to disentangle where that underperformance is coming from and its answer is deeply unsettling: The U.S. economy just isnt as good at growing as it used to be. The new...
  • Iran must be President Obamas immediate priority

    11/18/2012 12:52:28 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/16/2012 | Henry Kissinger
    ...Three stages are involved in the evolution of a military nuclear capability: a delivery system, a capacity to enrich uranium and the production of nuclear warheads. Iran has been augmenting the range and number of its missile systems since at least 2006. Its enrichment capacity long underreported to the International Atomic Energy Agency has been expanded to thousands of centrifuges (the instruments that enrich uranium to bomb-grade material). The level exceeds any reasonable definition of peaceful uses authorized by the Non-Proliferation Treaty. The inevitable culmination is a nuclear weapon. To draw the line at proscribing an Iranian nuclear...
  • The Hybrid View of Benghazi

    11/18/2012 11:36:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Washington Post reports that the CIA and other intelligence analysts have settled on what amounts to a hybrid view of September 11, 2012, suggesting that the Cairo protest sparked militants in Libya, who quickly mobilized an assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi. What the Post doesnt say is that the Cairo protest was itself an al Qaeda-infused, if not outright orchestrated, event.The hybrid explanation is a compromise, of sorts, between two competing narratives. The first suggested that a protest against an anti-Islam film in Benghazi led to a spontaneous assault on the US consulate there. We know that version...
  • Now it gets uglly

    11/18/2012 11:49:45 AM PST · by patriot08 · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/12 | Erik Rush
    Now it Gets Ugly (exerpt) The American public is being encouraged to focus upon the romantic dalliances of fallen CIA Director General David Petraeus with a predatory publicity hound, and obscure emails between an ugly Middle Eastern-American socialite, the publicity hound, and another general. This, I suppose, would be in lieu of focusing upon the effluvia of lies being fire-hosed from the mouths of President Obama and his administration (exerpt) These deceptions have been so blatant and so outlandish that I can only describe them as surreal. At House and Senate intelligence committee hearings this week, intelligence officials ostensibly tried...
  • Obama Lied & Everybody Knows

    11/18/2012 11:40:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-18-2012 | MOTUS
    Ladies and Gentleman, please start your musical interlude engines Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows that the war Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the fight was fixed (snip)Everybody knows that the boat is leaking Everybody knows that the captain lied (snip)Everybody knows that you love me baby Everybody knows that you really do Everybody knows that you've been faithful Ah give or take a night or two Everybody knows you've been discreet But there were so many people you just had to meet...
  • What did the president know and when did he know it?

    11/18/2012 11:03:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Youtube series on Watergate
    The cover up is worse than the original crime. When the president conspires with others in government to lie to the American people and claim "national security" as a defense, the congress has a duty and precedent to get to the truth. Lying to the America people and ordering subordinates to lie in a cover up attempt is historically recognized as high crimes and treason and IS definitely an impeachable offense. When the president of the United States commits high crimes and treason and then lies to the American people and conspires to hide it from congressional investigators and claims...
  • In the Name of National Security, Media Declares Libya a Non-Scandal

    11/18/2012 10:25:31 AM PST · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | November 17 2012 | John Nolte
    After yesterday's closed-door testimony of David Petraeus on the Hill, we now know for a fact that for two weeks the Obama Administration repeatedly and relentlessly lied to the American people about what they knew was the truth behind the September 11 anniversary attack on our consulate in Libya. Unfortunately, we also now know that they're going to get away with it. Within 24 hours of a coordinated assault that left four Americans dead, then-CIA Director David Petraeus was convinced the intelligence proved a local Libyan militia affiliated with al-Qaeda was responsible, and said so in his report. Then the...
  • FHA helps rebound buyers get back in homes

    11/18/2012 10:05:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | November 18, 2012 | Alejandro Lazo and Walter Hamilton
    After two foreclosures and two bankruptcies, Hermes Maldonado is as surprised as anyone that he's getting a third shot at homeownership. The 61-year-old machine operator at a plastics factory bought a $170,000 house in Moreno Valley, Calif., this summer that boasts laminate-wood floors and squeaky clean appliances. He got the four-bedroom, two-story house despite a pockmarked credit history. The last time he owned a home, Maldonado refinanced four times and took on a second mortgage. He put a Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz C300W in the driveway and racked up about $45,000 in credit card bills and other debts. His debt-fueled lifestyle...
  • Pitchfork Petitions - Why Funcational Secession Is Possible

    11/18/2012 10:04:41 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 40 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 11/18/2012 | Guy Smith
    When a million people knock on your door, you should pay attention. Since FDRs dark days, the divide between Americans who keep faith with the Constitution and those who use it for personal hygiene has grown deeper. Many like to blame Barack Obama for our perpetual political antagonism. Yet he is merely the latest manifestation of that eroding evil known as concentrated power. The backlash Barack suffers from those who seek enforcement of Americas express written will started its current fevered pitch via bank bailouts under Bush the Lesser. His errors were preceded by Clinton not serving time for perjury,...
  • Court Halts Contraceptive Mandate for Christian Publisher Tyndale

    11/18/2012 9:00:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Sunday, Nov 17, 2012 | Lillian Kwon
    Court Halts Contraceptive Mandate for Christian Publisher Tyndale Sat, Nov. 17, 2012 Posted: 04:34 PM EDT A federal court ruled on Friday in favor of Tyndale House Publishers in a lawsuit against the Obama administration's contraceptive coverage mandate.U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton granted a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the mandate – which requires employers to cover contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs in their employees' health insurance plans – against the Christian publishing company."Although there is arguably a public interest in the uniform application of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and the contraceptive coverage mandate there is...
  • Arianna Huffington Uses the Onion to Support Anti-Petraus, Anti-'the Generals' Argument

    11/18/2012 8:51:55 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/18/2012 | Tom Blumer
    In her "Sunday Roundup" post at the site which bears her last name, Arianna Huffington supported that notion that "This week, America finally began questioning the judgment of its generals," but lamented that the scrutiny is over "sexual conduct rather than military conduct." Fine, that's her opinion. But what's really odd is that she apparently thought that referencing a headline found at the Onion would be seen by readers as meaningful support for her argument (HT to a NewsBusters tipster): If our failed military strategy in Afghanistan had gotten half the airtime of Petraeus' failed marital strategy in Tampa, there...
  • Government By Deceit = Government By Cynicism

    11/18/2012 8:16:58 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | November 18, 2012 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Benghazi And Petraeus: Too Many Obvious Questions And Too Many Non-Answers, as Col Snodgrass lists them. The Obama administration is obfuscating the truth about the Benghazi and Petraeus issues. There are too many obvious questions and too many non-answers. There are at least 22 key questions that need to be answered. 1. Why was security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi so totally inadequate after the U.S. ambassador repeatedly requested that it be increased and improved following recurrent jihadist attacks against Western diplomatic and Red Cross activities in the area and because of the well-known and growing presence of al...
  • The Gingerbread Man

    11/18/2012 3:29:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Do you remember the tale of "The Gingerbread Man"? It's a children's story in which a gingerbread man runs away from the baker, lots of people try to catch him as he crows, "Run, run as fast as you can/ You can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man." In the version I remember a fox finally does catch the braggart and eats him piece by piece.This week, in defending the public statements of his UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Obama said we should come after him, not her. Pugnacious remark--just like the gingerbread man's. Last time I recall a politician making...
  • Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Will Not Set Up State Insurance Exchange

    11/13/2012 4:47:11 PM PST · by Jemian · 34 replies
    Office of the Govenor ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | Gov. Robert Bentley
    MONTGOMERY Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced that Alabama will not set up a state insurance exchange under the federal health care law. I am not going to set up a state-based exchange that will create a tax burden of up to $50 million on the people of Alabama. As governor, I cannot support adding such a tax burden onto our citizens, Governor Bentley said. The Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor does it actually improve health care. Congress and the President have said they want to work together to solve the fiscal crisis facing this country, and...
  • Arizona Gun Store: If You Voted For Barack Obama, Turn Around and Leave

    11/17/2012 7:35:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Heres the image of the day, courtesy of The Blaze: An Arizona gun store has a simple message for Barack Obama voters: youre not welcome here. The Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz. posted a sign on its door and took out a newspaper ad declaring that if you voted for the president last week, youre not allowed in. If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm! the sign states. Owner Cope Reynolds conceded that he cant really tell who voted for Obama unless they...
  • Obama Stabbing Israel in the Back Behind the Scenes

    11/17/2012 9:53:12 PM PST · by Qbert · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The trajectory of conflicts like these are fairly clear. Israel bombs some terrorist targets and then launches a ground incursion into Gaza to suppress terrorist activities. But the Obama Administration is already working against a ground offensive behind the scenes, as a New York Times report mentions. Obama supposedly called Netanyahu to discuss options for de-escalating the situation, but all those options are going to involve signing on to another meaningless cease fire while Hamas continues carrying out attacks, on and off. Netanyahu has made calling off a ground operation contingent on an end to rocket attacks. Which Obama isnt...
  • Sign outside of business causing a boom in customers

    11/17/2012 8:23:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 109 replies
    msnbc ^ | 11.17.2012 | wboy
    Riley Gunnoe says business is booming at his tool store in St. Albans. He says it's because of a sign outside. Gunnoe told me he didn't know what was going to happen when he put this phrase on it, "If you are for Obama's policies, please keep your dumba$$ out of this store." Gunnoe says he didn't know what was going to happen when he put the sign up. "I didn't care. But it really has doubled my business since I put it up so I'm glad I did now!" Some people in the community say it makes them question...
  • Ted Cruz: Im pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama

    11/17/2012 7:28:15 PM PST · by Bratch · 44 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 17 2012 | Doug Brady
    Heh. Too funny to pass up, and sadly apt given the Mittstersthe president exudes an air of likability and friendliness, which is endearing nonsense. Cruz said that conservatives failed to make their case to the American people, leaving Romney no choice but to move toward the president. We didnt win the argument, we didnt even make the argument throughout much of 2012, Cruz said.But in the first debate, he argued, that changed.It was the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints and directions for the country, he said. And then inevitably, there are these mandarins of politics, who...
  • Give Me A Break...Obama Urges Israel To Stop Any Planned Ground Invasion Of Gaza

    11/17/2012 6:05:51 PM PST · by Starman417 · 45 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-17-12 | Curt
    Obama is "urging" Netanyahu to stop any planned ground invasion of Gaza...I'm hoping Netanyahu told him to get bent: Though President Obama uttered immediate and firm public and private assurances that Israel has a right to defend itself from rocket attacks emanating from Gaza, administration officials have been privately urging Israeli officials not to extend the conflict, a move that many American officials believe could benefit Hamas. A protracted escalation, the officials fear, could damage Israels already fragile relationships with Egypt and Jordan at a time when both of those governments have been coming under pressure from their own populations....