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  • Bing Said City Workers Feel 'Entitled,' Says His Job Second Only To Obama’s

    11/30/2012 5:20:35 AM PST · by magellan · 16 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 29 November 2012 | N/A
    Managing expectations is his day-to-day position against people who believe the mayor can solve all of Detroit's problems is the hardest thing he deals with every day. That’s according to an interview Detroit Mayor Dave Bing did with CNN where he talked about the community's deep problems and how he plans to solve them. "We are in an environment, I think, of entitlement, we've got a lot of people who are city workers, who for years and years, 20, 30 years, think they are entitled to a job and all that comes with it," Bing said. He added: "Nobody wants...
  • Body armor manufacturer in Eden to lay off 280 employees (North Carolina)

    11/29/2012 9:32:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | November 29, 2012 | Scott Gustin
    EDEN, N.C. — KDH Defense Systems in Eden will lay off up to 280 employees in January. President & CEO Dave Herbener said employees were sent a notice warning of the layoffs. Herbener said most of the positions affected are in the production and administrative departments. When asked if the company was doing well in business, Herbener said “the company is healthy.” However, two military contacts will soon be ending, leaving a gap in production for the first part of next year. Herbener said their law enforcement contracts are growing and if more “opportunities become available,” those same employees could...
  • Obama's opening "fiscal cliff" bid seeks debt limit hike, stimulus

    11/30/2012 1:35:04 AM PST · by GVnana · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/29/2012
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration's opening bid on Thursday in negotiations to avert a year-end fiscal crunch included a demand for new stimulus spending and authority to unilaterally raise the U.S. borrowing ceiling, a Republican congressional aide said. The proposal, made by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to congressional Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, was seen as offering little the Republicans could agree to and was greeted with laughter, the aide said. "We can't move any closer to them because they're not even on our planet," the aide said. "It was not a serious proposal."-snip-In the maiden bargaining session, Geithner, the...
  • Facing Up to the Enormity of Our Problem

    11/30/2012 3:15:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    ......[George] Washington spoke truly: a democratic form of government, republican or otherwise, is only as virtuous as the citizens who form it. Institutions of liberty, equality, and mutual respect cannot be sustained in, let alone re-imposed upon, a society that has generally forsaken every single virtue named in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, and has in turn filled the soul's moral void with hatred, envy, gluttony, sloth, covetousness, lust, and collectivism's unique license to pillage, namely its presupposition that individual men -- that is, other men -- do not really exist. The entire moral and intellectual structure of the West has rotted...
  • Malkin: IMPEACH Obama + Hillary for Treason, Dereliction of Duty, and Non-Stop Benghazigate LIES

    11/30/2012 3:27:12 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Via Pat Dollard: 'Well, there are many constitutional provisions for recourse on this and I think that they have to be contemplated. ...this administration -and this candidate- and this president was forced to see signs from people reminding them that they will not forget the seven hours of hell that the murdered Americans went through before they perished in Benghazi! And it’s the same thing with the Camp Bastion attack, which I’ve raised questions about on behalf of murdered Marines in that case and the lack of security, questions about rules of engagement that have been compromised by this...
  • Gitmo North Returns: Obama's Shady Prison Deal

    11/30/2012 3:12:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    If you thought President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had given up on closing Guantanamo Bay and bringing jihadists to American soil, think again. Two troubling developments on the Gitmo front should have every American on edge. The first White House maneuver took place in October, while much of the public and the media were preoccupied with election news. On Oct. 2, Obama's cash-strapped Illinois pals announced that the federal government bought out the Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois for $165 million. According to Watchdog.org, a recent appraisal put the value of the facility at $220 million. Democratic...
  • Obama As Jesus Painting On Display After Canceled Event

    11/29/2012 8:35:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    A painting depicting President Obama in a religious pose is now on display at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, and it’s garnering some protests from those who think it’s blasphemous. Artist Michael D’Antuono originally planned to display the piece in an art installation in New York’s Union Square on the president’s 100th day in office, but so many protesters contacted him about it–he received over 4,000 emails–that he canceled the event. It’s something he says he regrets now. “I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,”...
  • Sibley files motion to hold Obama in Contempt of Court

    11/29/2012 11:15:59 PM PST · by ABrit · 21 replies
    AMO PROBOS ^ | November 29, 2012 | MONTGOMERY BLAIR SIBLEY
    At the November 29, 2012, Preliminary Injunction hearing in Sibley vs. Alexander, Dinan and Lightfoot – a class action lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court against the three District of Columbia Electors of the so-called Electoral College – Barack Hussein Obama, II, refused to produce his original Short-Form “Certificate of Live Birth” and his original Long-Form “Certificate of Live Birth”. These documents are the sole evidence that Mr. Obama has proffered to the American People to establish his Article II, §1, eligibility for the Office of President. I had subpoenaed those documents for the hearing.  As a result, I today filed...
  • Obama’s 2009 stimulus chief says taxes and rules on junk food are coming

    11/29/2012 11:05:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 28, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Larry Summers, chair of the White House National Economic Council when the 2009 stimulus was developed, suggested that President Obama will eventually tax and regulate junk food to drive people to eat more healthily — although he dinged First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy foods initiative.“I think there is no question that the way Americans eat and what Americans weigh is a big contributor to health problems and it’s a big contributor to health costs,” Summers said on Morning Joe today.It’s not the agenda now, but I think at some point you’re going to see tax measures and regulatory measures that...
  • (Video) The Revived Cold War & GOP Cowards in "Leadership"

    11/29/2012 8:43:40 PM PST · by publius321 · 4 replies
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  • Obama: Gun dealers' best friend (...hunch about BHO's deeper motive in spurring firearm sales)

    11/29/2012 5:47:05 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    WND ^ | November 29, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Gun sales hit an all-time, one-day record one week ago, driving Black Friday retail sales and actually overwhelming the FBI’s background check center twice. What’s causing the gun-buying zeal? The answer is simple – the actions of a man who hates private ownership of guns, Barack Obama. He’s been doing it for a long time. His election in 2008 drove gun sales through the roof. And now it’s happening, again, because he is supporting the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that requires member states unable to disarm their populaces to be placed under the jurisdiction of the U.N. Office of...
  • Should Republicans leverage going off the fiscal cliff?

    11/29/2012 6:08:14 PM PST · by conservativeforpalin · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29 | Henry D'Andrea
    In the heated fiscal cliff discussions, Congressional Republicans are failing to use the only card that has been dealt to them: go off the fiscal cliff. President Obama’s big fiscal cliff announcement this week that Congressional Republicans should cave to the Democrats’ demands of letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire for top income earners has left few Republicans actually considering the president’s absurd proposal. If the Republicans in Congress feel that since Barack Obama won reelection, they must cave to all his fiscal demands, they’ve proven themselves stooges. Still and all, Republicans have agreed to raise revenues but Democrats have...
  • Obama's Continued Demand for $1.6 Trillion Tax on the Wealthy and His Cross of Debt

    11/29/2012 4:11:44 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/29/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The time is drawing near for a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. Here is the White House proposal (courtesy of Zach Goldfarb at the Washington Post). ACCORDING TO REPUBLICAN AIDES. THIS IS A SUMMARY ONLY AND NOT AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT. White House Proposal November 29, 2012 STAGE ONE: Taxes Immediate increase in both top marginal rates, as well as capital gains and dividends: +$960 Billion Additional taxes: +$600 Billion 2009-level estate tax AMT and business tax extenders: -$236 Billion Payroll tax extension or alternative policy: -$110B Bonus depreciation extension Spending/Extras $50 billion stimulus package in FY13 Mass refi mortgage...
  • US middle class' net worth lowest in decades

    11/29/2012 1:41:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 28 November, 2012, 02:28
    A new report shows that the gap between the rich and the poor in the US is significantly wider than it used to be, with the annual median wage falling to $26,364 in 2010 while the high-earners increased their wealth by 71 percent. The New York University report found that in 2010, the median net worth in the US reached its lowest point since 1969 at $57,000. Conducted by Professor Edward Wolff, who has studied Americans’ net worth since 1983, the report provided some surprising revelations about the extent of the income inequality. While the middle class lost 18 percent...
  • Susan Rice’s Enrichment Program...Rice has investments in companies doing business with Iran

    11/29/2012 3:05:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Washigton Free Beacon ^ | 11/29/2012 | Adam Kredo
    The portfolio of embattled United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice includes investments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in several energy companies known for doing business with Iran, according to financial disclosure forms. Rice, a possible nominee to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she steps down, has come under criticism for promulgating erroneous information about the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. Rice has the highest net worth of executive branch members, with a fortune estimated between $24 to $44 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. A Free Beacon analysis of Rice’s...
  • ObamaTax: Legacy of Obama 2nd Term

    11/29/2012 2:54:09 PM PST · by topher · 9 replies
    Various | November 29, 2012 | vanity
    We need a catchy keword for Obama Taxes. Last term it was Obamacare, which has a negative connotation to many people. The hiking of the tax rates for working Americans is the Goal of the Obama Administration. Period. The reason: the free-loaders of this country [who expect working Americans to support them] do not want their benefits cut. At one time, people referred to Massachusetts as Taxachusetts Maybe some catchy phrase might be found to put a label on Obama and his tax plan. Some Links: Obama tax plan hashtag hijacked by conservative think tankHeritage Foundation buys a promoted tweet...
  • Five theories about Obama’s meeting with Romney

    11/29/2012 5:40:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Constitution Center ^ | November 29, 2012 | Scott Bomboy
    ... Obama is having Mitt Romney over for lunch on Thursday and their meeting is already generating a lot of buzz. Here are five theories about the White House’s motives.... 1. Obama is extending a common courtesy... 2. Obama will offer Romney a Cabinet job... 3. Obama will enlist Romney in the fiscal cliff debate... 4. Obama wants Romney’s advice on business issues... 5. Obama wants closure on the 2012 presidential election, or something else?....
  • Residents Alerted to Obamas' Hawaiian Holiday Plans (Drudge:Obamas-20-day, $4 million)

    11/29/2012 1:23:48 PM PST · by STARWISE · 37 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 11-29-12 | Malia Zimmerman
    Residents living near the beachfront homes where President Barack Obama and First Family vacation with their friends every year since 2008 were alerted on Monday to some specifics of the Obamas' holiday vacation plans. The report delivered to residents living along the ocean and canal that surrounds the multi-million dollar homes at Kailuana Place where the President stays, informed them of restrictions that will be implemented for 20 days beginning December 17 and running through January 6. In a matter of weeks, Kailua residents will see the familiar street barricades fronted by U.S. Secret Service agents and Navy Seals and...
  • eBay Yanks Beck’s ‘Obama in Pee Pee’ Art Project Meant to Raise Money for Charity

    11/29/2012 12:38:35 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies
    (Editor’s note: The video above features Beck’s radio segment from Wednesday morning, discussing the eBay incident.)The popular online auction site eBay has yanked a piece of artwork done by Glenn Beck citing its belief that the project featured an Obama figurine floating in actual urine (it was not, however). Bids can now be emailed in the subject line to the following email address set up by Beck: obamapeepee@glennbeck.com (Related: Liberals Goes Berserk Over Beck’s ‘Obama in Pee Pee,’ Hurl Expletives at Beck)On Tuesday evening, Glenn Beck featured an Obama bobble head doll in a jar of yellow liquid, catalyzed by Michael D’Anouto’s painting titled,...
  • Tomorrow Never comes

    11/29/2012 11:01:52 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 14 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    Word is slowly seeping out for Washington about a grand bargain being worked out between Barack Obama and John Boehner. As we hear about the negotiations, the obvious question to be asked is, does Boehner and the Republican leadership in the House even have a clue? What is going on that is so dangerous? The Republicans are going to surrender on taxes. According to published reports a deal is going to be made. It is your typical Republican deal. The GOP will agree to a trillion in new taxes and there will be spending cuts in the future. When will...
  • Truth On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/29/2012 9:29:00 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-29-12 | James Raider
    We apprehensively advance through this nail biting moment in history as a great Nation floats, uncertain, caught in a holding pattern, hoping its leadership will find wisdom enough to avert the so called Fiscal Cliff, even if most of us don’t fully comprehend what such a cliff entails, or even if such a thing exists. We’re too busy struggling, hanging on to whatever we have, hoping for stability, and hoping that tomorrow brings some relief to our stress.So let’s look for a little insight into what astute and gifted minds are really doing deep in the core of the...
  • Gingrich: House Republicans should stop negotiating with President Obama

    11/29/2012 9:19:06 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that House Republicans should stop negotiating with President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats on the fiscal cliff, saying that by doing so, they give Obama all of the leverage in the talks. “One of the things I would say to House Republicans is to get a grip,” Gingrich said in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. “They are the majority. They’re not the minority,” he said, enunciating the words as if explaining the concept to someone who did not understand it. “They don’t need to...
  • Obama’s “Tell” In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

    11/29/2012 7:44:52 AM PST · by Powers Not Delegated · 41 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 11/12/2012 | George Rasley
    Experienced negotiators, and poker players, always look for the opponent’s “tell” -- that one little blink or tic that helps them see through the opponent’s deception to reveal what the opponent is really thinking or what cards he really holds. For those Republicans who thought Obama was actually serious about avoiding the government’s “fiscal cliff,” he just blinked and revealed his cards – and they show a hand that Democrats have held before and know how to play to entice Republicans into making a sucker bet. What Obama said to reveal his hand was that Congress should pass his tax...
  • The Alternative to the fiscal cliff

    11/29/2012 7:10:47 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 2 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    We are cruising towards the fiscal cliff. The John Boehner leadership of the House is fighting Barack Obama and the Party of Treason. The issue is will some or all of the Bush tax cuts be extended and will there be cuts in spending or will the so-called “sequestration” kick in and force automatic and ill-advised spending cuts in key areas like defense. Is there an alternative to this mess? If there is, what is it? Here is the alternative. Do nothing. Will that be a good thing? Not really. It is simply better than the alternative. Why is it...
  • Spending cuts tied to loophole closings; paying back the federal debt tied to rate increases?

    11/29/2012 7:05:10 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    11/29/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Not saying that I support the second part, but I'm tossing that into the mix just to see what people think... If 1A (by law) had to precede 1B (1A triggered 1B), with the two inextricably tied together by law - 1A being spending cuts and 1B being the closing of tax loopholes - would Dems go for it? Secondly, would Dems, banks and the Federal Reserve --- would they be in favor of 2A preceding 2B (the two also being tied together by law): 2A being ongoing payments on the principal (The PRINCIPAL) of the federal debt outstanding and...
  • A Sordid Tale of Chicago Politics that Reveals how Obama got his Start

    11/29/2012 6:49:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11-29-12 | Andrew Malcolm
    Ah, Chicago and its politics. There's no other American city quite like it. Fortunately. It's a beautiful city from the outside. And a political cesspool inside, a seeping source of conniving and corruption that spawned Barack Obama and his top aide Valerie Jarrett and is now ruled by the president's ex-chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. Another amazing chapter in the Windy City's sordid politics began unfolding Wednesday, one whose lineage can actually be traced back to the very beginnings of Obama's political career, which now has an extended expiry date of Jan. 20, 2017. Today, Obama lunches with the man...
  • (Video) Respecting the Office of the Presidency - Analyzing Beck's "Obama in Pee Pee"

    11/29/2012 5:50:32 AM PST · by publius321 · 31 replies
    The Leftists are angry about Glenn Beck's popular art work titled "Obama in Pee Pee". Suddenly they have revived their platitudes about "respecting the office of the presidency"... (video)
  • Wait, I Didn't Vote For That! ...Uh, Yes You Did (Classic Jim Quinn Rant)

    11/29/2012 5:04:20 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | November 8, 2012 | Jim Quinn
    Jim Quinn explains to Obama supporters what they actually voted for.
  • 5 Dirty Little Secrets About the Bush Tax Cuts

    11/29/2012 4:28:56 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/29/2012 | John Merline
    It´s been more than 10 years since President Bush signed his first round of tax cuts into law. And in the years since, those cuts have been the source of constant attacks. [snip] But a decade of debate and discussion has managed to shed little light on what the Bush tax cuts actually did. So as the debate heats up once again as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, it´s worth taking the time to highlight some of the things most people never knew about the Bush-era tax cuts.
  • Mayan's Reveal Why World Will End In December!

    11/29/2012 4:06:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-29-2012 | MOTUS
    (snip)I just wanted to let you know that you can stop worrying about Big Guy kicking the fiscal cliff can down the road into 2013. The bad news is there will be no “resolution” butt the good news is it doesn’t matter given the quickly approaching end of the world on December 21. (snip)And as comrade Schatzi reminded us…Continued
  • Make the Democrats Own the Obama Economy

    11/29/2012 2:45:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    One bright spot of Barack Obama's re-election was knowing that unemployment rates were about to soar for the precise groups that voted for him -- young people, unskilled workers and single women with degrees in gender studies. But now the Democrats are sullying my silver lining by forcing Republicans to block an utterly pointless tax-raising scheme in order to blame the coming economic Armageddon on them. Democrats are proposing to reinstate the Bush tax cuts for everyone ... except "the rich." (Why do only tax cuts come with an expiration date? Why not tax increases? Why not Obamacare? How about...
  • 90% of Top Obama Advisers White Males

    11/28/2012 8:39:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    Even as the media complains that Republican House officials have installed males at the top of their committees, it ignores the fact that President Obama’s senior advisors are almost entirely white males. The only top advisor who is a female or minority is Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s longtime maternal figure.
  • Senator Susan Collins Goes Back To Africa To Raise Questions About Susan Rice Nomination

    11/28/2012 9:27:07 PM PST · by haffast · 19 replies
    Onyx Magazine ^ | Wed, Nov 28th, 2012 | By admin
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, also the top contender to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, had another meeting on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, with moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Following that meeting, Sen. Collins told reporters that she “continues to be troubled” (hmm, sounds familiar) about Ambassador Rice’s post-Benghazi talk show appearances, and opened another line of attack on Rice’s prospective nomination: her tenure as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, during which bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania occurred. snip From Bloomberg News: "When Rice was confronted with...
  • Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony

    11/28/2012 8:41:11 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 88 replies
    Dailymail ^ | Wednesday November 28, 2012
    Full Title: Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor's haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’.Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies. One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit...
  • From my wife's shrink: "Dear Patient, I will no longer be a Medicare provider" (vanity)

    11/28/2012 3:46:44 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 74 replies
    My wife's shrink | November 28, 2012 | Seizethecarp (vanity)
    Dear Patient, Going into the coming year, I have made a difficult but necessary determination that I will no longer be a Medicare provider. This will go into effect as of January 1, 2013. My decision is directly related to the continuing Medicare cuts and cumbersome requirements that Medicare has put into place. Regretfully, it is no longer feasible for us to participate with Medicare.
  • WH: Obama 'Is Not Particularly Concerned' Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People

    11/28/2012 1:44:35 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 28, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    In response to a question from reporter Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration's mishandling of Benghazi raises "core questions of basic competency," press secretary Jay Carney revealed that Barack Obama "is not particularly concerned" about whether Susan Rice misled the American people: (See Video at link) "What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible. And whether we named them as al Qaeda or not does not--no, it...
  • Obama to bypass congress to ban semiautomatic firearms, warns expert

    11/27/2012 8:30:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 130 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    An anti-gun owner initiative considered in Washington could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M. Snyder warned on Friday. "According to confidential information," he said, "forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968. Americans familiar with federal gun laws understand that under this scenario, semiautomatics and high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great difficulty and at great expense by America's estimated 100 million law-abiding firearms owners, notes...
  • Stocks dead, bonds deader till 2022: Pimco

    11/28/2012 11:00:14 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | Paul B. Farrell
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Big money managers are warning investors. They’re now citing the Bible: “Seven lean years.” No recovery till 2016. That was Jeremy Grantham back a few years ago. His GMO firm manages $104 billion. Now Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian, the co-CEOs at the $2 trillion Pimco money managers, are citing the same biblical warning to jar investors awake and prepare for the coming lean years of slow, low growth and austerity. Except in Pimco’s new warning, the future just got much, much darker for investors — no recovery until 2022. Earlier in the summer...
  • Norquist: Obama Placing ‘Left-Wing Fantasies’ Above American Families

    11/28/2012 11:27:18 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Nov. 28, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, dismissed discussion of GOP defections from his “no new taxes” pledge, and President Obama’s tax theories, as pure fantasy. In a Tuesday interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition,” the conservative activist reinforced that support for his “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” — which was signed by 95 percent of Republican congressmen earlier this month – is not waning. Norquist stated that Democrats’ openness to substantial spending cuts is like imagining a “pink unicorn.”
  • WH: Obama 'Is Not Particularly Concerned' Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People

    11/28/2012 11:44:19 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 116 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    In response to a question from reporter Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration's mishandling of Benghazi raises "core questions of basic competency," press secretary Jay Carney revealed that Barack Obama "is not particularly concerned" about whether Susan Rice misled the American people: "What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible.
  • 96% of political donations from Ivy League faculty & staff went for Obama

    11/28/2012 10:28:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/28/2012 | Oliver Darcy
    96% of the faculty and staff at Ivy League colleges that contributed to the 2012 presidential race donated to President Obama's campaign, reveals a Campus Reform investigation compiled using numbers released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). From the eight elite schools, $1,211,267 was contributed to the Obama campaign, compared to the $114,166 given to Romney. The highest percentage of Obama donors came from Brown University and Princeton, with 99 percent of donations from faculty and staff going towards his campaign. Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty contributed to the President’s campaign in the lowest numbers, with only...
  • The President is bluffing

    11/28/2012 9:50:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Keith Hennessey ^ | 11/28/2012 | Keith Hennessey
    I think the President is bluffing on his veto threat. Conventional wisdom: To achieve his desired fiscal policy outcome (big tax rate increases on the rich), the President is willing to risk tax increases on all income tax filers. He is also willing to risk the political blame for middle class Americans paying higher taxes because he thinks he can shift most of the political blame onto Republicans. He is therefore willing to veto a bill he doesn’t like and bear the consequences of having no bill, if that’s what is needed to gain negotiating leverage. His veto threat is...
  • White House: Obama to meet Romney Thursday

    11/28/2012 8:21:04 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 194 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 28, 2012 | AP
    The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election.
  • Glenn Beck is Auctioning Off His "Artwork"

    11/28/2012 7:57:00 AM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 17 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 11/28/2012 | Glenn Beck
    The Obama one is about to reach $10,000. Donations go to his charity.
  • The Obamacare-Bear: Sometimes You Get the Bear...Sometimes The Bear Gets You

    11/28/2012 7:55:54 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-28-2012 | MOTUS
    Well, I don’t want to call it a lie… Butt it is beginning to look like a mis-misunderstanding. Probably because nobody knew about all the entitlements (like free condoms) that were in the bill until after we passed it.(snip) Well, I’m sure Congress will take care of everything. They always do. Or as Winnie-the-Pooh used to say: “Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.” In other news, The US Ambassador to the UN must have skipped that Ambassador school class they have on “charm” because...
  • A hero to the end: Fearless Mexican mayor who survived two assassination attempts is murdered

    11/28/2012 6:53:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov 27, 2012 | ANDY SOLTIS
    A hero to the end: Fearless Mexican mayor who survived two assassination attempts is murdered By ANDY SOLTIS Last Updated: 10:04 AM, November 27, 2012 Posted: 12:56 AM, November 27, 2012 Facebook TRUE COURAGE:As mayor of the town of Tiquicheo, Maria Santos Gorrostieta defied the area’s drug cartels, once baring her scars from two assassination attempts to rally support for her war on drugs. Her body was found mutilated in a ditch this month, days after she was abducted. Courageous Mexican mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta cheated death twice when she survived assassination attempts by druglords — but three times was...
  • Obama Seeks to Accelerate Access to Health Care -- Now in Uganda

    11/28/2012 3:10:15 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Nov. 28, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama Administration is continuing its push to expand citizen access to health care--and it now seeks to accomplish that task on behalf of the citizens of Uganda. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) acknowledged this morning that soon it will seek a contractor to run its new Ugandan health program. According to a presolicitation notice released today that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research, USAID around Dec. 20 will release a Request for Proposals for the endeavor. The stated intermediate goals of the initiative are: 1) Expanded availability of health services by private service...
  • Make Up Turned Break Up

    11/27/2012 10:44:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | MAUREEN DOWD
    “If I wanted to be secretary of state,” Collins observed, “I would not go on television and perform what was essentially a political role.” Collins drew up a list of questions to ask Rice at their one-on-one hourlong meeting slated for Wednesday. She wants Rice to explain how she could promote a story “with such certitude” about a spontaneous demonstration over the anti-Muslim video that was so at odds with the classified information to which the ambassador had access. (It was also at odds with common sense, given that there were Al Qaeda sympathizers among the rebel army members that...
  • G.O.P. Senators Not Satisfied as Rice Concedes Error on Libya

    11/27/2012 8:57:37 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | MARK LANDLER and JEREMY W. PETERS
    “Neither I nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the American people at any stage in the process,” said Ms. Rice, who was accompanied at the 10 a.m. meeting by the acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Michael J. Morell. But Mr. Morell reinforced the perception of an administration that cannot get its story straight by asserting during the meeting that the F.B.I. had modified Ms. Rice’s talking points by removing a specific reference to Al Qaeda. At 4 p.m., the senators said in a statement, the C.I.A. called to notify them that Mr. Morell had erred,...
  • Heat-Seeking Missiles in Syria: The SA-7 in Action with Rebels (Fast&Furious - Part Deux)

    11/27/2012 8:52:22 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 13 replies
    NYT Blog ^ | October 15, 2012 | C. J. CHIVERS
    Throughout this year, as fighting intensified in Syria and antigovernment fighters grew in numbers and in strength, it had seemed inevitable that they would acquire heat-seeking shoulder-fired missiles and turn them against the Syrian military aircraft. This blog had documented the part-by-part appearance in rebel hands of one old heat-seeking system, known as the SA-7. Since midsummer there have been occasional sightings of full systems but none, as far as we know, showing the system in actual use. Two videos recently posted on YouTube suggest that what had been expected is now occurring. The first video, embedded below and posted...