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  • Obama's Soviet Mistake (This from Pravda)

    11/23/2012 6:25:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    Pravda ^ | 11/19/2012 | Xavier Lerma
    After Obama was elected in his first term as president the then Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January of 2009. Ignored by the West as usual, Putin gave insightful and helpful advice to help the world economy and saying the world should avoid the Soviet mistake. Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes...
  • None Dare Call It Default (Beyond the Fiscal Cliff)

    11/25/2012 12:05:54 PM PST · by mojito · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | 111/23/2012 | Holman Jenkins
    To call Greece First World may be a stretch, but Greece has defaulted once already, and it is only a matter of time until Greece defaults again. Welcome to default-o-rama, the next chapter in the First World's struggle for fiscal sustainability. Japan is piling up debt in the manner of a nation beyond hope. France, Belgium, Spain and Italy are defaults waiting to happen unless Europe can somehow generate the kind of growth that has eluded it for decades. America's fiscal cliff is an artificial crisis. We have no trouble borrowing in the short term. But at some point the...
  • Why can't we use executive fiat when we have the chance? [vanity]

    11/25/2012 12:03:08 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 38 replies
    What's to stop the next Republican president* from walking into the oval office and using executive fiat to immediately close the EPA, defund and/or cripple Obamacare, and phase out the foodstamp program, among other things? Or at least make the requirements insanely strict for foodstamps and disability to make sure it's only used by the truly indigent? Is it just that he/she would become insanely unpopular among 47% of people? Or is there some legal reason he/she couldn't? Because it seems Obama's administration has nothing stopping them from doing similar things. *assuming he/she would be willing to do this
  • Dr. Boyce: What if Barack Obama Were a White Man?

    11/25/2012 11:18:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Black Blue Dog ^ | November 24, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    About eight years ago, I wrote a book called “What if George Bush were a Black Man?” The book was designed to analyze the vast impact that skin color has on our outcomes in a historically racist society. The summarized conclusion of the project was that disparities in the educational, economic and criminal justice systems give black men a much smaller margin of error than the one they would receive if they were white. A white kid in college caught using dope in a frat house gets a slap on the wrist. A black kid in the projects doing the...
  • The TEA PARTY SHOULD EMBRACE THE FISCAL CLIFF -- er, FISAL BABY STEP

    11/25/2012 11:04:56 AM PST · by Moseley · 26 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | November 25, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    America faces a Fiscal Cliff in January. Well, no, actually, it doesn’t. In politics, alarmist language – like elections – can have real consequences. Political spin can be deceitful. Shakespeare asked “What’s in a name? A rose is a rose is a rose. That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This may be thought-provoking and controversial: Yet the Tea Party should embrace the “Fiscal Baby Step” coming on January 1, 2013. Republicans should do absolutely nothing and sit on their hands. One exception: When the next vote comes up to raise the debt...
  • Taxnet Becomes Self-Aware on January 1st: Will Housing Maintain its Rebound?

    11/25/2012 10:27:13 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/25/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Japan and Spain have been in the news quite a bit lately. Japan is notorious for selling more adult diapers than baby diapers (a sign of an aging population) while Spain’s fiscal woes have been the talk of Europe (European authorities will transfer 35 billion euros to Spain’s state bank rescue fund on December 15 in exchange for massive layoffs at Spain’s four nationalized banks, including state-rescued Bankia). In addition to their demographic (Japan) and fiscal (Spain) woes, both countries have been experiencing a deflation in house prices. While Spain had a housing bubble that burst in recent years (2008)...
  • Multigenerational Homes: Real Estate's Next Big Thing as More Families Share a Space

    11/25/2012 10:04:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    AOL Real Estate ^ | November 16, 2012 | Krisanne Alcantara
    Being roommates with your parents after age 21 sounds like a nightmare for most, but Jessica Bruno wouldn't have it any other way. Bruno, a 40-year-old mom, wife and DIY blogger, lives with her 62-year-old parents, Connie and Fred, in their Sutton, Mass., home. Oh, and there's Bruno's husband, Tony, and their 6-year-old son, Tony Jr. Think that's a lot of people under one roof? There's more. Bruno's grandparents, Grace, 80, and Fred, 82, live in the house, too. That's seven people from four generations living together in one home. Actually, make that nine: Bruno's two stepdaughters, 12-year-old twins Alexia...
  • Gender and race: the shields of the Obama adminstration

    11/25/2012 9:58:55 AM PST · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-24-12 | DrJohn
    At his most recent press conference Christi Parsons, a "reporter"-cum-Obama zealot had this exchange with Barack Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGYW_BJzNoIt's enough to make you ill. The White House press corps are not reporters any longer. They are not simply groupies. They're way past that. They are Obama's guardians. They worship him. How did it come to this? Dinesh D'Souza spelled it out. It was the number three reason to see 2016: The Movie. The source of Obama’s lifelong “luck” and power is that guilty white people have gone out of their way to help him and give him whatever he wanted because...
  • RINO Consultant Steve Schmidt Blames Rush Limbaugh & Tea Party for Romney Loss

    11/25/2012 8:55:15 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 32 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-26-2012 | MOTUS
    On the last day of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, we are going to focus on a few more things that the Wons and their constituents have to be truly thankful for this year. Number one on the list of heretofore unmentioned blessings is Rush Limbaugh. Apparently without him Big Guy never would have WON! Let’s start with the charge made by Steve-Sarah-Palin-made-McCain-lose-not-our-crappy-campaign-Schmidt: on Meet the Press two weeks ago he named Rush as this year’s scapegoat. He explained how the lovable little fluff ball was responsible for undermining the Romney campaign strategy developed by himself and fellow Big Brained consultant Mike Murphy....
  • Report: Israeli Spy Satellites Spot Iranian Ship Being Loaded With Rockets For Gaza

    11/25/2012 6:52:11 AM PST · by Strategy · 71 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | November 25, 2012
    Israeli spy satellites have spotted an Iranian ship being loaded with missiles that analysts say may be headed for Gaza, The Sunday Times reported. According to the report, the cargo may include Fajr-5 rockets, like those that were fired by Hamas toward Israel and the stockpiles of which the Israel Defense Forces depleted during the recent round of fighting across the Gaza border, in addition to Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, which could be stationed in Sudan to pose a direct threat to Israel. "With a lot of effort, Iran has skillfully built a strategic arm pointing at Israel from the south,"...
  • Obama, Fool or Prince of Fools?

    11/25/2012 6:19:24 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    The Kentucky Political Review ^ | Jack Richardson, IV
    The following quote was attributed to an unidentified Czechoslovakian Republic leader, a country that suffered generations under the evil of Socialist / Marxist corruption. The writer clearly and succinctly described what may be a troubling reality for America. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is...
  • U.S. Election Speeded Move to Codify Policy on Drones (in case Obama lost and got prosecuted?)

    11/24/2012 9:38:33 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2012 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according to two administration officials. The matter may have lost some urgency after Nov. 6. But with more than 300 drone strikes and some 2,500 people killed by the Central Intelligence Agency and the military since Mr. Obama first took office, the administration is still pushing to make the rules formal and...
  • Civil war may come to America

    11/24/2012 7:51:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 19, 2012 | Jeffrey Phelps
    Americans were stunned last week, coming to the startling reality that citizens from all 50 states, hundreds of thousands of signatories, thus far, have petitioned their state to secede from the union, with at least seven states, as of Sunday, having the 25,000 signatures necessary to, supposedly, officially force a White House response. It's not something many Americans want to think about, or be forced to come to terms with, however. To think the United States of America would ever be in a position of having to deal with multiple states having enough citizens to attempt seceding from the union...
  • Free Money and Free Stuff is not the American Dream

    11/24/2012 7:26:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | November 24, 2012 | Kevin C. Caffrey
    Throw President Obama and his constituency over the "Fiscal Cliff." The fiscal cliff affects all Americans and that is not good. It is time that America understands what Obama’s four year strings of trillion dollar deficits are doing. President Obama expects four more years of the same regarding yearly federal debt and that will cost all Americans. The post-progressives are going to be happy since the American people will have developed into a nation with social equality. However, the rub for the American people is that social equality will mean that everyone will have an equally low standard of living....
  • Obama’s energy chairman paints rifles a ‘terrorist threat’ for Bloomberg group

    11/24/2012 7:07:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/12 | David Codrea
    Rifles, even .22 caliber models many young people receive as their first gun, are “among the greatest threats to the reliability of the nation’s power system,” U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff claimed at a Tuesday Bloomberg Government Breakfast, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. Citing “inadequately protected” transformers as easy targets, Wellinghoff told the group that terrorists in "coordinated" actions committed to destroying them “could get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle and take the whole thing out.” His proposed solution, a “couple hundred bucks” of “metal sheeting to block the view of transformers” hardly seems comprehensive, realistic,...
  • Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Mobilizing the Poor" [Saul Alinsky Interview, 1967]

    11/24/2012 6:35:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | December 11, 1967 | William F Buckley
    Streaming on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Q3JT6A/ Taped on Dec 11, 1967 (New York City, NY) Guest: Saul David Alinsky
  • What the GOP can learn from Obama, Reagan, and even Hitler

    11/24/2012 6:34:12 PM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24 | Henry D'Andrea
    The 2012 presidential election was a devastating setback for the Republican Party. Still and all, for 2016 the Republican Party should get back up on their feet and take a few cues from Obama, Reagan and Hitler. In 2008, Obama won the country over with his promise of hope and change, but it wasn’t just the words he was saying, it was the way he delivered them. Then-Senator Obama was arguably the most articulate presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan. Even people who disagreed with his policies agreed that he knew how to make them sound like the right path to...
  • MAKER OF UNSKEWED POLLS CREATES ‘OBAMA VOTER FRAUD’ MAP —

    11/24/2012 4:06:02 PM PST · by patriot08 · 39 replies
    THE BLAZE ^ | 11/23/11 | Mytheos Holt
    Those arguing that President Obama’s victory in the election a few weeks back was due to fraud may have found a dubious ally in their quest to argue that Mitt Romney’s rightful victory was stolen from under his nose. That ally is the much-mocked Dean Chambers, creator of the now arguably discredited website UnskewedPolls.com. Chambers, fresh off his last venture into arguing with numbers, has created the site barackofraudo.com, where he has posted this map, which he claims represents states that President Obama won by voter fraud:
  • Obama does a little Christmas shopping on "Small Business Saturday"

    11/24/2012 1:23:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    Hoping to encourage other Americans to participate in "Small Business Saturday" as an alternative to big chain-friendly Black Friday, President Obama today visited an Arlington, Va., bookstore to cross some items off his family's Christmas list. Accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, the president journeyed across the river to One More Page Books, which the White House described as an "independent, neighborhood bookstore." After consulting his Blackberry for an apparent holiday wish list, he purchased 15 children's books before even browsing the store. "Preparation," he told shop owner Eileen McGervey, according to the reporter who covered the visit for...
  • GOP: You're 0-for-2 (Writer's Title)

    11/24/2012 11:24:52 AM PST · by illiac · 16 replies
    Coeeur d'Alene (ID) Press ^ | 11/24/02 | Jimmy Pappas
    By JIMMY PAPPAS/Guest opinion | 1 comment Oh my, the flags are flyin' upside down, and the Obama effigies once again are hangin' high in the trees. Yes sir, the Republican brotherhood of Idaho's most eloquent idiots are teaching by example on how to be a poor loser. Assassination threats are in full swing, and many are in church praying that it happens. They know who they are, and so does history. They long for the good ol' days of crucifixions, lynchings, and the dark ages when heretics were burned at the stake. Good God, that damned word "change!" Can...