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  • Obama drops God from Thanksgiving address for fourth year straight

    11/22/2012 2:52:40 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 22, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    November 22, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the fourth year straight, President Obama has omitted any direct statement thanking God in his Thanksgiving address. In 2009 President Obama made history when he issued the first presidential Thanksgiving proclamation that failed to directly thank God. There was an outcry, and Obama’s subsequent proclamations have made prominent mention of God. However, as Ben Shapiro of Breitbart points out, his Thanksgiving addresses (as opposed to the proclamations), which he reads to the camera, have continued to eschew mention of God. In his 2012 Thanksgiving address, Obama says that Thanksgiving is “a time to give...
  • Police officer quits after comments about Obama

    11/22/2012 2:28:31 PM PST · by patriot08 · 34 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | My Fox DC
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville police officer has quit after admitting he told colleagues that he would volunteer to assassinate President Barack Obama. Sam Koivisto told the Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/10zfc6q ) on Wednesday that his comments had been blown out of proportion and that he'd planned to retire in five months anyway. Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20164591/police-officer-quits-after-comments-about-obama#ixzz2Czc5SK9A
  • Morsi declares expanded powers, bans breakup of assembly penning constitution

    11/22/2012 1:50:57 PM PST · by Founding Father · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 22 November, 2012
    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made several decrees Thursday that will shape the countrys constitution and, he says, safeguard its revolutionary future. They include a ruling that none of his decisions can be overturned by any authority. Morsi gave the Constituent Assembly a two month deadline to finish drafting a new constitution, ruling that no authority may dissolve it until the country's defining document is completed. He further ruled that no authority may dissolve the Shura Council, the upper house of Egypt's parliament. In a move likely to bring criticism that the Egyptian president is inappropriately expanding his powers, he also...
  • Cambodia's First Lady Gives President Obama a "Sampeah" Greeting - Usually Reserved for Servants

    11/22/2012 1:24:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/20/2012 | Investor's Business Daily
    Bun Rany, Cambodia's first lady, gives President Obama a "sampeah" greeting at a tilt usually reserved for servants.
  • Not just 'following orders': Nazi prison camp bosses 'took pride......

    11/22/2012 1:22:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    mailonline ^ | 11.22.2012 | Amanda Williams
    FULL TITLE: Not just 'following orders': Nazi prison camp bosses 'took pride in what they were doing' new study claims Nazi concentration camp bosses who claimed they were just 'following orders' truly believed and took pride in what they were doing, researchers have claimed. Landmark studies on human behaviour in the 1960s and 1970s had founded the theory that people carried out evil act because they naturally follow orders from figures of authority. And Nazi war criminals famously tried the defence at the Nuremberg trials. But Scottish psychologists have challenged the fifty-year-old findings after going back and re-examining the original...
  • Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    11/22/2012 12:15:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 11.22.2012 | CBS
    WASHINGTON (AP) Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? This was an election year. The Thanksgiving table will be a battleground, says Andrew Marshall, 34, of Quincy, Mass. Like many extended families across the country, Marshalls includes Democrats and Republicans, conservatives, liberals and independents. And so, like many families that count both red and blue voters in their ranks, theyre expecting fireworks. Things had already gotten so bad...
  • Obama's Southeast Asia Trip All Style, No Substance

    11/22/2012 12:11:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    investors.com ^ | 11.22.2012 | staff
    Diplomacy: So amid all the colorful and flirty photos from President Obama's first tour of Southeast Asia, what did he actually accomplish? As usual, he served himself politically in what was largely a Potemkin mission abroad. It was obvious enough from the rubelike gaffes that the president hasn't been particularly interested or attentive to the affairs of Thailand, Burma or Cambodia as he made his first trip since his re-election. It was pretty much all style over substance. In his tour of Burma, billed as an historic first visit since Burma's 2007 move to democracy, it was clear he was...
  • And Obama wants to make him Secretary of State?

    11/22/2012 10:55:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 11/21/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    There have been rumors that Fareed Zakaria is in the running to be Secretary of State in President Obama's second term. While the now leading candidate may be worse, this op-ed by Zakaria in the Washington Post makes you wonder why he was ever considered. Zakaria gives us a rundown of the region and reaches the following conclusions.. This is why Egypt, despite being under a new Islamist government, is not going to risk war with Israel. Nor are the other Arab states. They will make fiery speeches and offer humanitarian assistance. But they will not fight alongside the Palestinians...
  • Romney was not the problem

    11/22/2012 10:31:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole. But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: What we...
  • Figures. Cambodian First Lady Gives Obama the Servant Greeting

    11/22/2012 10:07:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 22, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The First Lady of Cambodia greeted Barack Obama like he was a towel boy. And, of course, our clueless president thought it was cool. Investors Business Daily reported: So amid all the colorful and flirty photos from President Obamas first tour of Southeast Asia, what did he actually accomplish? As usual, he served himself politically in what was largely a Potemkin mission abroad. It was obvious enough from the rubelike gaffes that the president hasnt been particularly interested or attentive to the affairs of Thailand, Burma or Cambodia as he made his first trip since his re-election. It was pretty...
  • Let Obama Be Obama

    11/22/2012 9:58:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/22/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    After his partys devastating setback in the 2010 midterm elections, Barack Obama was reelected earlier this month by painting his Republican opponents as heartless in favoring lower taxes for the rich. They were portrayed as nativists for opposing the DREAM Act amnesty for illegal immigrants, and as callous in battling the federal takeover of health care. Republicans countered with arguments that higher taxes on the employer class hurt the economy in general. They assumed most voters knew that amnesties are euphemisms for undermining federal law and in the past have had the effect of promoting more illegal immigration. They tried...
  • Thanksgiving eve surprise: Feds to block off 9M acres for spotted owl

    11/22/2012 8:46:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 21, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The Obama administration announced with little fanfare Thanksgiving eve plans to lock up nine million acres of land for the endangered Northern Spotted Owl. The plan would double the amount of public forest lands proposed by the Bush administration for the owls habitat in Oregon, Washington and Northern California, and is expected to severely limit commercial activities like logging. Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said he is concerned the plan will cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Expanding the Northern Spotted Owls critical habitat will further endanger the timber industry, the thousands of jobs that...
  • Help Me Howard: Re-Cap

    11/22/2012 5:59:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 11/21/12
    ... Teresa Dougherty: "I never felt that way about the other presidents. They seemed stuck up, but he seemed so down to earth. That's why I want to meet him." Ninety-three year old Teresa Doughtery is a big Barack Obama fan and asked us to get her a ticket to the presidential debates at Lynn University. Teresa Dougherty: "It would be a dream come true. I would shake hands with him and if I could kiss him, I would kiss him." I tried to get her tickets, talking to every local democratic leader we thought could help. Tried Lynn University,...
  • Obama Begins Push For New National Retirement System

    11/22/2012 1:13:55 AM PST · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    http://www.theminorityreportblog.com ^ | november 21, 2012 | steve foley
    A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administrations effort to nationalize the nations pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRAs and 401k plans, NSC is warning. The hearing, held in the Labor Departments main auditorium, was monitored by NSC staff and featured a line up of left-wing activists including one representative of the AFL-CIO who advocated for more government regulation over private retirement accounts and even the establishment of government-sponsored annuities that would take the place of 401k plans. This hearing was set up to explore why Americans...
  • Probe eyes any Petraeus staff role in Broadwell obtaining sensitive documents

    11/21/2012 11:30:17 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig, Sari Horwitz and Anne Gearan
    A federal investigation of how David H. Petraeuss biographer obtained numerous classified records is focusing on whether the retired generals staff gave her sensitive documents at his instruction, according to federal officials familiar with the inquiry. Petraeus and Broadwell have told FBI investigators that Petraeus did not provide her with classified information, law enforcement officials said. Attorneys for the two declined to respond to specific questions for this article, as did Broadwells spokeswoman, Dee Dee Myers of the Glover Park Group.
  • Voting For Obama Keeps Families Away From Each Other For Thanksgiving

    11/21/2012 10:15:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? This was an election year. The Thanksgiving table will be a battleground, says Andrew Marshall, 34, of Quincy, Mass...
  • Obama to Hold Private Swear-in Ceremony for Second Presidential Term

    11/21/2012 9:48:58 PM PST · by robowombat · 58 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | November 20, 2012 | Shepard Ambellas
    Obama to Hold ‘Private’ Swear-in Ceremony for Second Presidential Term Something is not right in America, take 2. By Shepard Ambellas theintelhub.com November 20, 2012 One month from now on January 20, 2013, President Obama will be required by law to be sworn-in for his second presidential term by noon. However, something mysterious is happening again with the ceremony raising the eyebrows of some. Since the 20th falls on a Sunday, a private ceremony will be held signifying the possibility of fraud as the “public” ceremony will be held the following day. The fact is that even a deviation by...
  • Obama Thanksgiving Proclamation 2012 (FULL TEXT)

    11/21/2012 9:48:43 PM PST · by garjog · 16 replies
    The White House ^ | Nov. 22, 2012 | Barack Husein Obama
    On Thanksgiving Day, Americans gather with family, partners and friends to recount the benefits lavished upon us this past year. This day is a time to take stock of what we have gained after a long struggle of securing rights to share in the bounty that this nation has produced. Thanks to our hard fought efforts, we are grateful that we are beginning to see a better distribution of resources that hold the promise of enriching our lives. As we see needs being met by a multitude of re-distributive programs take effect, we are reminded of the indelible spirit of...
  • Boehner Wants Obamacare in Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/21/2012 9:40:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Michael Ono
    President Obamas reelection guaranteed at least one thing for his second term Obamacare is here here to stay. But that is not going to keep Republicans from trying to chip away at the law. House Speaker John Boehner wrote, in an op-ed, Tuesday that cuts to the presidents landmark legislative achievement should be included in efforts to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. We cant afford it, and we cant afford to leave it intact. Thats why Ive been clear that the law has to stay on the table as both parties discuss ways to solve our nations massive...
  • Thanksgiving Dumbed Down

    11/21/2012 3:57:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    National Review online ^ | November 21, 2012 | Rich Lowry
    If Abraham Lincoln released his October 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation today, it would be panned by all sides. In the statement that is considered the beginning of the unbroken annual tradition of presidential Thanksgiving proclamations, Lincoln said that God had dealt with us in anger for our sins. He recommended humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience. The words sin and perverse would set off the Left as overly judgmental and embarrassingly archaic. The Right would bristle at national self-criticism from the countrys commander-in-chief (at a time of war, no less). Lincoln had good reason to speak of perversity, of...