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  • The Numbers Game

    11/14/2012 4:58:58 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    There's only so many ways to skin a cat or win an election. Like gambling, you don't just take the easy money, you look for the big score. The Republicans have always taken the easy money, setting up their own dime store New Deal after losing to FDR and Truman, setting up affirmative action and HMOs after JFK and LBJ; scoring short term political victories and long term defeats. As we speak, a small horde of consultants and would-be consultants is urging the Republican Party to take the easy money of amnesty, tax hikes and anything else that will make...
  • What Liberals Think of the Rest of Us.

    11/14/2012 4:40:29 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 25 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 11/14/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Virginian Pilot Supports Secession!? There's an article in The Blaze 30 States Petition Federal Government to Secede After ElectionLiberals often like to compare President Barack Obama to former President Abraham Lincoln. The comparison is usually dismissed as laughably hagiographical, but judging by one unexpected bit of fallout from Tuesday’s election, it could well end up being accurate in just one respect: Like Lincoln, Obama is facing requests by the citizens of numerous states to secede from the union.However, unlike with Lincoln, these requests are peaceful, and highly unlikely to do anything at all except generate news headlines. A massive number...
  • Housing vouchers can benefit local economy, federal official says in Cedar Rapids

    11/14/2012 1:52:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rick Smith
    The city’s Civil Rights Commission has pushed to bring attention to housing discrimination based on how a tenant pays rent, including low-income tenants who qualify for and use Section 8 housing vouchers to help pay for housing. At the commission’s Fair Housing Conference here on Thursday, the regional fair-housing director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development took time to emphasize the value of the sometimes maligned “Section 8″ housing vouchers to both extremely low-income households and to the overall economy. Betty Bottiger, who works in HUD’s regional office in Kansas City, Kan., noted that the agency’s “housing...
  • THE FOUR D'S FROM OBAMA'S 'WIN'

    11/13/2012 9:06:40 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 8 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | November 12, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    As I watched the election results indicating the incomprehensible re-election of Barack Obama, I was struck by a myriad of strong, fluctuating emotions:
  • On site at the Allen West recount charade

    11/13/2012 10:05:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/13/2012 | George Spelvin
    The West-Murphy vote recount controversy is now a full blown rally of caring citizens from all walks of life. An urgent call is going out to rally for Col. West today, Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 AM at St. Lucie County’s Democrat Election Supervisor Gertrude Walker’s front office door on Okeechobee Road in Ft. Pierce, FL. One commenter said, “If people want to fight election fraud, then now is the time, St. Lucie is the place and Colonel West is the man!” Another commenter is questioning Walker’s counting of ballots for Col. West as the Palm Beach Post political reporter George...
  • A Call For Treasury Dep't To Designate Gambino Crime Family As A Transnational Criminal Organization

    11/13/2012 10:04:55 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/13/12 | Friends of Ours
    The Gambino crime family allegedly is strengthening its ties to the old country, and the supposed move may prove its undoing under a recently issued Executive Order by President Barack Obama which authorizes the Treasury Department to designate transnational crime groups in order to freeze their assets and ban American citizens and companies from conducting business with them. The Treasury Department through its Office of Foreign Assets Control was granted the authority to take enforcement action against designated transnational crime groups under Executive Order 13581 issued on July 24, 2011 pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, and in...
  • Allen West a victim of voter fraud and crooked officials in St. Lucie, Fla.

    11/13/2012 9:25:35 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/13/2012 | George Spelvin
    Though Colonel Allen West is getting worked over big time by the Democrat machine in St. Lucie County, Florida, his campaign manager Tim Edson vows to soldier on in an uphill battle to get an accurate vote tally in a recount sought by the congressman. “We’re going to take every action necessary to get the answers we’re looking for,” Edson says. “The rule of law should be followed,” says one West attorney, as plans to appeal to the State’s Attorney and Governor Rick Scott go forward! Democrat Secretary of Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker, resplendent in an expensive all black outfit...
  • Degrees For Dollars: Students Petition Uncle Sam To Refund Student Loans For Worthless Diplomas

    11/13/2012 9:04:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/13/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Student debt has seemingly been the transmission channel of choice for pumping credit into the US economy for the last few years as the government addition of $1 trillion has done nothing but leave those under-55 with fewer and fewer jobs (especially above-minimum-wage jobs) while saddled with non-extinguishable debt. Of course, this 'pump' of credit has had the usual unintended 'inflationary' consequence of raising tuition prices (which as we noted this morning was the main driver of inflation in the UK overnight). So what would be fair? Cue: A Petition to "Provide University graduates the ability to trade their...
  • Doomsday Preppers™ for iPhone and iPad

    11/13/2012 8:57:45 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 21 replies
    Based on the popular National Geographic Channel TV show by the same name, Doomsday Preppers challenges you to prepare for a new (and even more fabulous) life below the ground. Design a multi-level dream bunker complete with everything you need for post-apocalyptic bliss, from a gym to a greenhouse to a disco bar! Video at Link
  • Maybe Minorities' Values Need Changing

    11/13/2012 4:29:49 AM PST · by expat1000 · 34 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Nov 13, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The most widely offered explanation for Mitt Romney's defeat is that the Republican Party is disproportionately composed of — aging — white males. That is, alas, true. But the real question is what Republicans should do with this truth. There are two responses. The nearly universal response — meaning the response offered by the liberal media and liberal academics (and some Republicans) — is that the Republican Party needs to rethink its positions, moving away from conservatism and toward the political center. The other response is for conservatives and the Republican Party to embark on a massive campaign to influence,...
  • America Isn't The Greatest Country Anymore (Here are the numbers)

    11/12/2012 7:17:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/12/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Via Lance Roberts of Street Talk Live,This weekend I had my first opportunity to watch "Newsroom," an HBO series, and I was struck by the opening sequence of the show as Jeff Daniels, aka Will McAvoy, discusses why America WAS the greatest country in the world - but no longer is.   Here are the stats as he breaks them down:The U.S. is: 7th in literacy27th in math 22nd in science49th in life expectancy178th in infant mortality3rd in median household income4th in labor force4th in exports But here are some other stats where the U.S. ranks as well: 19th is...
  • Why Are Gun Control Advocates So Racist and Sexist?

    11/12/2012 7:09:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    pagunblog.com ^ | 12 November, 2012 | Sebastian
    I guess it’s not just violent too. Recently a Brady Board member opined “Angry white men are losing their influence,” and then proceeds to go on a racist and sexist diatribe the likes of which is hard to be believed. Is Tam an “angry white man?” Is Jennifer? Is my co-blogger? The cornered cat? Are the large percentage of my fellow NRA Election Volunteer Coordinators who are women? Is Pastor Ken? On the academic side of the Second Amendment, is Professor Johnson? Professor Cottrol? And let’s not forget about our women who toiled tireless on behalf of the outcome in...
  • GOP Trilemma: Compromise, Stand Firm, Go to the Right

    11/12/2012 4:07:11 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | November 8, 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    The video of the original Obamaphone lady that you can see by clicking the link above sums up, better than many words and in-depth analyses, why Obama won. This has truly become a client state. I like the following definition of client state, applied to Scotland: Keep spending more and more money on more and more voters, and you've built a client state. Those in receipt of the largesse will want it to continue. One day the money will no longer be there to spend (see technical note from Liam Byrne for details), but by that point you will...
  • Trayvon Martin’s parents are Ebony Power 100 honorees

    11/12/2012 12:07:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 7, 2012 | Hal Boedeker
    <p>The parents of Trayvon Martin have been saluted by Ebony magazine.</p> <p>Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton were named Ebony Power 100 honorees. So was Benjamin Crump, their attorney, at a celebration last week in New York.</p>
  • Petraeus is Worst Disgrace Since Bill Clinton

    11/12/2012 11:46:54 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 44 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 12, 2012 | JP
    I worked in the White House staffer during the first Bush administration. I remember that the president was so mindful of being above reproach when it came to interactions with female staff, he often wouldn’t even make direct eye contact with them. He was an upright man, who took seriously his wedding vows to honor his wife and “forsake all others.” He took to heart the words of the Apostle Paul, who warned those of us who endeavor to lead righteous lives to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. David Petraeus obviously did not heed the...
  • Demands for a peaceful secession once a hypothetical possibility now already in 15 States

    11/12/2012 10:36:46 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 28 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In mid-July ..posed the question of whether there might be a “constructive secession” by various states if Barack Obama was re-elected. Unfortunately he has been reelected and this hypothetical question has become a reality under the name of “peaceful secession.” Now just a week past the election and there are already citizen groups in FIFTEEN STATES asking for a peaceful secession from the United States of America. Where this will take us and when it might reach its climax remains to be seen, but a few things are sure: There will be no peaceful secession nor will there be secession...
  • Has America Become a Huge Duck Pond?

    11/12/2012 9:02:12 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 35 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 11-12-2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Dr Wayne Dyer describes people as eagles and ducks. With a majority of Americans voting to give the undeserving Obama a second term, I felt like the odd-man-out voting against him. It occurred to me that I have a history of being odd-man-out, not in sync with the thinking of my family and friends. When I was in junior high school, my dad acknowledged my artistic talent and encouraged me to pursue a career in that field. Dad said, “You could be a great black artist someday.” While I appreciated Dad's support, I thought, “ Why can't I simply be...
  • Fight Or Flight (The Stupid Party Bargains With Obama)

    11/12/2012 8:57:48 AM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 12, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Last week’s election results undoubtedly left many readers deeply disappointed, if not disaffected, including those of you who couldn’t bring yourselves to cast your ballot for Mitt Romney for any number of well documented reasons. The prospect of a president unencumbered by electoral consequences, whose administration has already shown itself to be flagrantly indifferent to-if not contemptuous of-the rule of law and quaint Constitutional notions like the separation of powers, seems daunting to ordinary, patriotic citizens. What’s more, the same malleable, anemic species of Republican which has represented GOP voters for the past two years, and whose leadership has led...
  • The layoffs have only just begun; when will they end?

    11/12/2012 8:49:19 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 21 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov 12, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It didn’t take long. The layoffs and closings are piling up. The saddest thing about compiling this list is that by the time today is over, the list will probably have grown dramatically. The next saddest part is that at least some of these lay off employees voted for Barack Obama because they didn’t believe this would happen. These are more than just headlines. Every number represents real people who have lost their livelihood. Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division cut 30% of workforce Anonymous employer in Los Vegas: “I have 114 employees. I’m firing 22” Momentive Inc. plans...
  • How We Can Win

    11/12/2012 5:41:04 AM PST · by expat1000 · 14 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let's begin with what this isn't. It isn't a final statement on anything. It's the opening to a discussion and the discussion is a look at how we can win. The proposals and ideas that follow are not in compliance with any dogma. They do not call for abandoning principles, but they do call for pragmatic action in the here and now in order to secure the victory of those principles. That's a tricky line, but that's also how political battles are won. Plenty of readers will have philosophical objections to some of what follows and I respect that, but...