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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...
  • The Founding Fathers Were Not Wrong

    11/12/2012 4:19:28 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 21 replies
    It was an experiment that should have never worked. On paper and in conventional wisdom, the United States of America was a virtual impossibility. In no other time in the history of man had such a small group of men and women stood against such insurmountable odds, to stand and declare independence from the most powerful nation on the planet. Money was not on their side, manpower was not on their side. They had nothing but the determination and belief that the cause they were fighting for, that they were risking their fortunes and very lives for, was the most...
  • (Vanity) An Analysis of the 2012 Presidential Election

    11/11/2012 9:00:41 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies
    grey_whiskers | 11-11-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Before anything else, let us pause to remember the casualties (both civilian and military) of "The War to End All Wars" -- the war which saw the first fighter planes, the first tanks, the horrors of mass bayonet charges against entrenched machine guns and artillery -- and the first chemical warfare. This is Armistice Day. But let us not take Armistice Day as a sign, nor a signal, that we should abandon our fight for freedom from oppression, whether here in the United States or abroad. The election of 2012 has come and gone: despite the assurances of those who...
  • How the GOP Has the Wrong Approach to Abortion

    11/11/2012 8:55:29 PM PST · by SquarePants · 171 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | Ombud
    First off, let me say this. I am completely, unabashedly and unapologetically pro-life. That being said, I was somewhat dismayed by the reports of the 2012 election featuring the largest gender gap in history. Given multiple national polls showing that people do not support abortion, it remains an issue, and it remains an issue that the GOP does not handle well. I remember watching the VP debate between Biden and Ryan, and being hugely disappointed in how Ryan handled the abortion question. You can watch a video of it below, but, if I may paraphrase Ryan's answer in general terms,...
  • Red Cross pushes back on Sandy response, calls it 'near flawless'

    11/11/2012 8:37:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 11, 2012 | Miranda Leitsinger
    The American Red Cross, which bills itself as “the world's largest humanitarian network,” is pushing back against critics of its response to Hurricane Sandy, with the head of the organization saying its relief effort has been “near flawless” despite criticism from stranded storm victims and elected officials. Two weeks after the superstorm slammed the East Coast, leaving millions of residents without power and in need of food, warmth and shelter, the venerable nonprofit has taken a public battering over what many victims and some officials saw as a lackluster and unfocused response. Thomas Donovan, a 43-year-old software salesman who was...
  • Petraeus's 'Sex Under The Desk' Mistress Pictured Just A Few Seats From His Wife As Colleague...

    11/11/2012 10:06:22 AM PST · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 10, 2012
    Petraeus's 'Sex Under The Desk' Mistress Pictured Just A Few Seats From His Wife As Colleague Tells How She 'Got Her Claws Into Him' Unidentified military source says Paula Broadwell relentlessly followed Petraeus to private events and ‘went from someone very likeable to a shameless self-promoting prom queen’ Petraeus was caught after exchanging sexually explicit emails with his 40-year-old mistress By DAILY MAIL REPORTER and JAMES NYE 10 November 2012 With their body language almost mirrored, Holly Petraeus, the now humiliated wife of former CIA chief David Petraeus sits just feet away from his 'mistress' Paula Broadwell in June of...
  • Veteran's Day

    11/11/2012 8:26:20 AM PST · by GenXteacher · 14 replies
    youtube | blackadder73nz
    God bless all veterans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AyDqkSr4nI&list=UUYv53FRgnRMagpLX2E-EoyA&index=1&feature=plcp
  • Feds Prematurely Crow Victory Over Mafia

    11/11/2012 7:44:39 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/11/12 | Friends of Ours
    The Colombo family was a principal target in the January 2001 FBI raid against the Italian Mafia in the Northeast, and on Friday the feds announced that with the exception of reputed soldier Ralph Scopo Jr. it has wrapped up the case as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "Scopo, 63, claims he is suffering from liver failure and thus is too sick to stand trial on extortion charges relating to the Cement and Concrete Workers Union Local 6A, according to court papers. He was scheduled for trial in January but Brooklyn Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto adjourned the...
  • FEMA: let’s house Sandy’s Staten Island White Middle Class victims in an old prison

    11/11/2012 7:01:52 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 32 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov 11, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Just imagine for a moment what would happen if George Bush’s FEMA Director “Brownie” had suggested homeless African American victims of Katrina be relocated to an empty Louisiana prison. I’ll wait while you try to stop laughing and compose yourself. Whether it would have been a good idea or a TERRIBLE INSULT would have made no difference; it would never have even been discussed. Paternalistic liberals could not sleep at night knowing this was going on. They would much rather “their” Black people sleep in tents….. than sleep in a well-lit warm and safe former prison. “Oh the inhumanity of...
  • Share This Massive List Of Post-Election Firings And Layoffs With Everyone You Can

    11/11/2012 6:16:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 11/10/2012 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael, on November 9th, 2012 The victory by Barack Obama on election night has resulted in a huge wave of firings and layoffs all over America. A large number of businesses seem to have suddenly shifted into panic mode. The number of layoff announcements that we have seen in the last 48 hours has been absolutely shocking. So why is this happening? Well, the truth is that the federal government is absolutely suffocating small businesses all over America with rules, regulations and taxes. If you have never tried to run a small business, then you have no idea...
  • Carny Nation

    11/11/2012 5:13:34 AM PST · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 10 Nov 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Come right in and step right up. See the bright lights and the oddities of nature. Inside folks, for the low price of twenty-two trillion dollars, you can see Binders of Women, Team Big Bird and entire reams of green windmills and fields full of bayonets and horses. Here lies become the truth and everything is full of sugar. And the highlight of the show with be Barack, the Exotic Prince from the Wilds of Indonesia and Kenya, with a special appearance by Oprah and a hologram of JFK. Here in the Carnival of Fools, the party never stops and...
  • Bankrupt Bakers Footwear liquidating 21 Los Angeles-area stores (150 altogether)

    11/11/2012 4:11:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | November 9, 2012 | Gregory J. Wilcox, Staff Writer
    Bankrupt Bakers Footwear Group on Friday began liquidating 150 stores across the country, including 21 in the Los Angeles area. The St. Louis-based company's stores are being liquidated by Tiger Capital Group and SB Capital Group and the process should be completed by year's end. Stores being closed have about $30 million in inventory, the companies said in a statement. There are 33 stores in California. The going-out-of-business sales involve 70 percent of the group's Bakers and Wild Pair mall-based stores, which are familiar to shoppers throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. Bakers Footwear Group sells a private-label and national-brand...
  • The Slut Paula Broadwell

    11/10/2012 2:16:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 100 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 10, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way, eh? Aren’t feminists who embrace the “slut” label (e.g., “Slutwalk“) all about empowerment and liberation? And if you are an empowered liberated woman, what difference does it make if you’re married or your partner is married? All those silly vows — “Forsaking all others” and so forth — are just oppressive tools by which the patriarchy subjugates women, and anyone who buys into moral ideals of marital permanence and lifelong fidelity has succumbed to what the Marxists would call “false consciousness.”Stipulate that adultery has occurred and continues to occur...
  • Four Ideas to Be Better Prepared for the Next Sandy

    11/10/2012 2:13:09 PM PST · by SquarePants · 44 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | Ombud
    Superstorm Sandy's really turned a lot of people's lives upside down here on Long Island. The watchword for myself and my family is "thankful." We're thankful that we're safe. We're thankful that our home is largely undamaged. We're thankful that God protected our family and that we've had the resources to more or less rough out the conditions for the past week and a half without any ridiculous hardship. It's been 11 days since my car got swamped by a storm surge. I haven't been able to get gas with any degree of regularity, and when I have there have...
  • The Economic Presentation in 8 Parts (ANN BARNHARDT)

    11/10/2012 1:58:15 PM PST · by Errant · 50 replies
    Barnhardt.biz ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann Barnhardt Economic Presentation in 8 Parts Here is the link to the workbook in PDF. Part One Topics: Systemic Counterparty Risk Money is a Fungible Proxy for Your Very Humanity All Currencies are Fiat The Gold Standard is Not Necessary The Economy is Going to Implode Pt. 1 of 8 Part Two Topics: The Gold Standard is Not Necessary Continued WE Are the Gold The Morality and Economically Essential Nature of Interest The Real Problem in Banking System: Unbacked Unsecured Lending Bank Balance Sheet Exercise The Economy is Going to Implode Pt. 2 of 8 Part Three Topics: Sample...
  • Democrats No Longer Care

    11/10/2012 10:47:10 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | November 10th, 2012 | Jiim Emerson
    The election revealed the true nature of the supporters of Barack Obama: they do not care about anyone but themselves. The Free Obama-phone Lady from Ohio is now the face of America. If you don’t give her free stuff you suck. After a hard day of ranting about how great Obama is and how evil conservatives are goes home to watch her flat screen TV she got with her Obama bucks EBT card. Voter Suppression The only Americans who were denied the right to vote were the men and women selflessly serving this nation overseas, Obama supporters and no—show Republicans...
  • John Galt Calling: Had Enough?

    11/10/2012 7:19:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Doug Patton
    Barack Obama has already done great damage to this country. He will do much more damage over the next four years John Galt Calling: Had Enough? By Doug Patton Thursday, November 8, 2012 “They believe in free stuff. We believe in free people.” - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, 2012 vice presidential nominee When I heard Congressman Ryan utter those words during his speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa last summer, I thought they would define the 2012 race for the White House. No statement so clearly describes the deep division between the earners and the takers in...
  • Experience with a Restrictive State Pistol Permit Process, by U.C.

    11/10/2012 7:13:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    survivalblog.com ^ | 6 November, 2012 | U.C.
    First, I live in South Eastern Connecticut not by choice but due to my military obligations. Second, the day I get out of the military will be the last day I live here. I am heading back out West which is where I lived before I joined the military. Third, I survived Sandy just fine. I ensured I had 4G coverage before the storm: Generator, Gas, Grub and Gallons of water. I guess you could add Guns and make it 5G coverage. On to what I am writing about, the pistol permit process in a liberal / restrictive state. Here...
  • Price Gouging Laws Hurt New Yorkers

    11/10/2012 6:48:04 AM PST · by SquarePants · 9 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | 10 Nov 2012 | Ombud
    As recent survivors of Superstorm Sandy, my family has been focused this week on being thankful for the things we have. As I tell my kids, gratitude is largely a matter of attitude, but it's especially poignant when you see the struggles of our neighbors and friends in Long Beach, south Queens, and Staten Island. Maybe the most frustrating single aspect of this entire Sandy experience has been watching politicians pat each other on the back while they posture over ridiculous consumer protection laws designed to prosecute price gougers. In the aftermath of the storm last week, when I realized...
  • BREAKING: Allen West WINNING Fla-18 Recount by 195 Votes!

    11/10/2012 5:35:45 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 92 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    BOOTS ON THE GROUND UPDATE FROM THE ALLEN WEST ELECTION COUNT via Gary Angelo Galiano:  'We win by 195' This should mean that there will be a FINAL RECOUNT in Tallahassee of ALL the votes in this election!!  They will now go thru ALL the ballots and make this official. This could take a week or two. THANKS goes out to the TEA Party patriots of South Florida who did some really incredible work... FB/Allen West Republic
  • Daniel Greenfield article: Friday Afternoon Roundup - What Went Wrong

    11/10/2012 4:45:36 AM PST · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday Afternoon Roundup - What Went Wrong Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 12 Comments Chris Muir's Day by Day Says it All WHAT WENT WRONG I The GOP neglected its base and frantically tried to show that they were more responsible Democrats, but with a deep love of free enterprise. The Democrats focused on turning out every single rotten member of their 2008 coalition and getting them to the polls. The GOP chased the voters it didn't have. The Democrats chased the voters they did have and made sure as many of them as possible showed...
  • Want Into the Long Game? Start a Public School

    11/09/2012 11:34:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Ricochet ^ | November 9, 2012 | ThePullmanns
    My brilliant, Hillsdale-educated husband explained to me in our many conversations following the election one conflict between political philosophers Leo Strauss and Russell Kirk: broadly speaking, Strauss would say politics shapes culture, while Kirk would say culture shapes politics. We think there's some transference there (some permeable cell membranes, if you will), as laws certainly shape culture, but agreed over dinner last night that we tend to side with Kirk in thinking that if we had to pick a chicken or egg, we'd go with the culture as the initiator and driver of politics. That thought has led several here...
  • More than 6 million self-described “evangelicals” voted for Obama

    11/09/2012 4:58:17 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 319 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | Joel Rosenberg
    As the smoke clears from the wreckage of the Romney defeat on Tuesday, some intriguing yet disturbing facts are coming to light. * Fewer people overall voted in 2012 (about 117 million) compared to 2008 (about 125 million).* President Obama received some 6.6 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008 (60,217,329 in 2012 votes compared to 66,882,230 votes in 2008). * One would think that such a dynamic would have helped Romney win — clearly it did not. * Incredibly, Governor Romney received nearly 1 million fewer votes in 2012 than Sen. John McCain received in 2008....
  • The Longing for the Ungoverned Life: Reflections on the 2012 General Election.

    11/09/2012 2:39:51 PM PST · by Balt · 1 replies
    Byzantine Catholic Priest ^ | 11/9/2012 | An American
    Once upon a time, a group of people had an idea for a country. They were far from a monolithic group of people. Each one had his own reasons for wanting to design and live in a new country of their own making. Some of them were merchants who found that the country to which they belonged was taxing them so highly that they could not make ends meet. Some of them were philosophical idealists who were uncomfortable with the abstract notion of hereditary rule. Some of them were passionate believers whose religion of choice or birth had been declared...
  • Obama’s Judicial Legacy

    11/09/2012 1:40:16 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 1 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 9, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    President Obama’s first-term Supreme Court appointments make it seem unlikely to conservatives that the president will nominate judges over the next four years known for their judicial restraint. In fact, for progressives, judicial restraint takes on an entirely different description. At least, that’s the impression given by Ian Millhiser at a recent Center for American Progress event, in which he said that the “frivolous” lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, convinced him against judicial activism. “And one thing I will say that that taught me is that judicial restraint is really important and that I think...
  • Voters didn't know their lives really DID depend on the outcome

    11/09/2012 9:34:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/9/2012 | Doug Book
    Many have called the 2012 election the most important in their lifetime. But in citing the economy, unemployment, foreign affairs, gas prices, healthcare and the burgeoning corruption of the American judiciary, political pundits may have universally ignored the real threat to the American public and the reason it was imperative to remove the Obama Regime from power. It happened back in March. Republican representative Tom Graves of Georgia asked FBI Director Robert Mueller whether the Administration’s “…policy of extra-judicial killings of American citizens abroad could also apply in the United States.” Incredibly, Mueller responded “I have to go back. Uh,...
  • Romney [Non] ad advantage doesn't tell the whole story

    11/09/2012 6:43:36 AM PST · by SES1066
    AP Wire ^ | 10/18/2012 | BETH FOUHY and JACK GILLUM
    ... Yet despite the onslaught, Obama has retained an overall advertising advantage over Romney and Republican groups. Under federal law, television stations must offer presidential campaigns a discounted price — it's known as the lowest unit rate — to run their spots in the two months leading up to Election Day. Independent political groups aren't eligible for the discount, so their ads cost as much to run as do commercials for products like Pepsi or Tide. The Obama team has taken full advantage of the lower ad rates available to them, having booked their fall advertising last July and August...
  • Discretionary spending...NOW!

    11/09/2012 5:26:58 AM PST · by SMARTY · 43 replies
    11-9-12 | Me
    I am sure you’ll get a kick out of this. There is a big push around here to get us to contribute to United Way… their annual coercion to make us ‘give’. Let me see if I get this right: Americans just elected a guy whose party has ALWAYS screamed: ‘The government can spend your money better then you can, get more out of your money than you can, provide more efficiently for the needy and disabled, assure that EVERYONE gets his/her fair share, etc…. and on and on’!!! NOW they think, after they virtually enabled the government to rape...
  • Vanity: It's Not the Message, It's the Messenger

    11/09/2012 3:21:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    November 9, 2012 | vanity
    "No offense meant to the honored former governor of Massachusetts. I mean, he may have been a horrible candidate, but he was a decent man. Of course, after Dukakis, Democrats determined that decency didn't win presidential elections. Massachusetts ceded to Arkansas and the rest, as they say, is history." Source_____________________________________________________ Mitt Romney and his family are decent people - hard working Americans who love this country. They sought and won the primary baton - tirelessly campaigned to the bitter end of the campaign. I'll boil my post-election analysis down to this: We need to elect a candidate that, besides running...
  • Ayn Rand Saw Obama's Sort Coming Down the Pike

    11/09/2012 2:41:54 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    " Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter.  The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.  It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.  A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal...
  • If I Were the Devil by PAUL HARVEY

    11/08/2012 6:18:41 PM PST · by upsdriver · 9 replies
    The People's Minestery ^ | April 3rd, 1965 | Paul Harvey
    “If I Were the Devil” – Paul Harvey on Destroying America -1965