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  • The Allen West recount continues (an on-the-ground report)

    11/17/2012 11:58:21 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/17/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A judge mumbled his way through his no go decision, a county attorney admitted the canvassing board violated Florida’s sunshine laws, and the RPOF remained in transit from Tallahassee, but Colonel Allen West is still ALL IN. Election Supervisor Gertrude Walker went to the hospital as a 2-1 decision near midnight on Friday by the canvassing board determined a re-tabulation of ALL early votes has begun at 9 a.m. this morning. Going in “for tests,” Walker may not be able to show up or have another presser to answer bourgeoning questions of what she knew and when did she know...
  • Immigrant Detention Facilities Inhumane, Study Claims

    11/17/2012 10:48:44 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    KUHF-FM ^ | November 15, 2012 | Nick Swartsell, The Texas Tribune
    Two Texas detention centers are among the 10 worst in the country for human rights violations, according to a series of reports released Thursday by Detention Watch Network, a national group advocating reform of the US immigration and deportation system. “Our immigration detention system is in crisis,” Andrea Black, executive director of the network, said at a press conference organized by advocacy group Grassroots Leadership in Austin. Black said the reports detail inadequate medical care and nutrition and inmates being confined in crowded cells for up to 23 hours a day. The network's reports claim that immigrants' human rights are...
  • First things first, why was David Petraeus investigated at all>

    11/17/2012 10:09:28 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/17/2012 | Doug Book
    What caused the Federal Bureau of Investigation to play the role of voyeur in the affair between David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell? We have been told that FBI agent Fred Humphries—the instigator of the original investigation into “threatening emails” sent by Broadwell to Jill Kelley–was concerned that secret documents might have been passed to or stolen by Broadwell. Yet the FBI made it clear that a breach of national security was NOT at issue in their investigation. “By late October, the FBI had concluded there was no national security breach and was only pursuing a criminal investigation of the harassing...
  • Hold on to the rope

    11/17/2012 4:31:28 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Let them eat cake: Giant cakes are on the menu at the Gaza Grand Palace Hotel, the choice of New York Times correspondents ABOUT THIS WAR THING... A few things to remember about what is going on in Israel. And this may sound cynical, but unfortunately recent history bears me out. 1. This is not a war. This is what happens when you cede territory to a terrorist group with plenty of eager Muslim regimes supplying it with weapons. This is what happens when that terrorist group is supported by Egypt and Qatar. 2. Israel ethnically cleansed its Jewish...
  • The adults at Hostess give a reality lesson to Obama’s union children

    11/16/2012 11:47:48 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 89 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is the end of Hostess Bakery Company. It was started in 1930 and died a few days after Barack Obama was reelected. The smiles have barely left the faces of his supporters, and now thousands of them across the country are being fired and laid-off. “We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike. Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.” With these 45 words the world has been turned...
  • Sheriff Supports Bill to Grant Undocumented Immigrants Driver's Licenses

    11/16/2012 10:40:01 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    GrayslakePatch.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Gloria Casas
    Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. is backing a bill requiring all Illinois drivers be licensed and insured including undocumented immigrants. Curran joined with the Highway Safety Coalition Tuesday in a press conference Tuesday calling on the Illinois General Assembly to “have courage and put highway safety first by passing legislation in veto session 2012 to require all Illinois drivers to be licensed and insured.” “There are a lot of undocumented immigrants that need to get to work and by virtue of the way the system is set up, by having to have a social security number, are not eligible...
  • Republican House Leader covered up for Obama and Regime

    11/16/2012 9:13:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/16/2012 | Doug Book
    In late October, an FBI agent and whistleblower brought a story of possible Bureau corruption to Republican House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. It was a story of Obama Regime operatives deliberately sacrificing the national security interests of the United States for the president’s political gain. And what did the Republican house leader do with that information which—10 days before the election–could have shown that Barack Obama placed his own political advantage above the security of the nation? Why naturally he took the story to just one person–Obama appointee, FBI Director Robert Mueller, the very man who would have been responsible...
  • If You Eat Something, Say Something: DHS Sounds The Alarm

    11/16/2012 8:55:22 AM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | Tim Cushing
    It's interesting (or maybe just kind of sad) that various government agencies see possible terrorists everywhere but rarely, if ever, catch one. Despite the large number of personnel being thrown at the problem (along with lots of money), actual terrorists seem to be in limited supply. But these agencies haven't let their lack of success temper their vision of a nation under constant imminent attack. Public Intelligence recently posted a Powerpoint presentation from the NYC fire department (FDNY) discussing the unique safety issues mobile food trucks present. Along with some actual concerns (many food trucks use propane and/or gasoline-powered generators...
  • Why Do So Many People Want Gun Control?

    11/16/2012 7:29:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Stranger
    Someone stopped by searching for “why do so many people want gun control.” That is a good question. Essentially, because “gun control” appears to be a quick, cheap, and easy solution to a perceived problem. For Germany, the “perceived problem” was the Treaty of Versailles. For England, the perceived problem was labor violence and the presumption that large numbers of unemployed veterans would turn to crime. For the United States, the first batch of gun control laws were a result of labor violence, the next were a result of prohibition; and the third was “an end to politically motivated assassinations.”...
  • Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, Wyoming… North Carolina?(constitutional carry)

    11/16/2012 6:29:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    ncgunblog.com ^ | Matthew Carberry
    Constitutional Carry may soon be coming to North Carolina. Long ridiculed by outsiders as the “Massachusetts of Dixie” because of our restrictive (by Southern standards) gun control laws, North Carolina is poised to take its place among the leaders in gun rights reform. Sources, which I can’t divulge, have made it clear that Constitutional Carry is on the radar. We can expect to see some concrete movement in the New Year. While the Federal elections were disappointing for gun owners, North Carolina, coming off a historic Republican led redistricting plan, has turned the entire State government over to the Republican...
  • The Art of Being a Happy Warrior

    11/16/2012 4:46:06 AM PST · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sultan Knish | Nov 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    When we celebrate Thanksgiving in a little over a week, after being thankful for family and friends, for health and comfort, for food and shelter; it may be time to be thankful for the left. I have seen far too much despair and defeatism, too many comments that suggest there is no hope for America and the only thing left to do is pour a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. I understand the place of despair and pain that such words come from. But they also testify to how sheltered Americans are from the cold winds...
  • Lemonade Mogul Targeted by Government Nannies (satire)

    11/15/2012 9:32:00 PM PST · by GeronL · 4 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 11-16-2012 | geronl
    (Associated Posers) - Ganes, Idaho - April McAffee thought making and selling lemonade would be a good summer time business in the factory town of Ganes, Idaho. Her and some friends decided to corner the market and open locations all over town, word spread and antipation built. The local media had covered the event and even Mayor Valerie Jones said she planned to be at the opening of April's 4th street location. "The kids said they wanted to do this to make a little money toward college and it just ballooned, the whole town was excited" Mayor Jones said. The...
  • Igg, Ogg, and Uggs: A Caveman's Introduction to Entitlements, or, The Tragedy of The Commoners

    11/15/2012 8:19:48 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-15-2012 | grey_whiskers
    In the aftermath of the recent Presidential election, a lot was made of the demographic shifts in voting patterns and what they meant for the future of the GOP. Some RINOs suggested drilling holes in the bottom of the ship of state by pursuing "comprehensive immigration reform"; others suggested that, since the Sandra Fluck crowd had apparently been the deciding factor, that social conservatives should be thrown overboard; still others said that the reason Romney failed was that he was portrayed as a rich man, out of touch with voters' plight in this tough economy. I have written an analysis...
  • Taxing Social Security Taxes

    11/15/2012 4:22:30 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 12 replies
    na ^ | November 15, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    The Fiscal Responsibility Cliff- By: Larry Walker -When I went to work for the IRS back in 1988, the first few weeks were spent in tax law courses. I distinctly remember, at the time, that the base amounts used in determining the taxability of Social Security benefits were $25,000 for single taxpayers and $32,000 for married taxpayers filing a joint return. For some reason when the topic came up this year, during annual continuing education, with all the talk of looming fiscal responsibility (errantly referred to as a cliff), combined with having been read the riot act by several seniors...
  • Illegal Status Keeps Immigrant Tenants In Poor Housing

    11/15/2012 4:08:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The Uptowner ^ | Nov 15th, 2012 | Sune Engel Rasmussen
    “It’s very dirty here, all the apartments have rats,” says Catalina Espinosa, 34, who opens her door on the fifth floor carrying an infant son with one arm while a daughter peeks out from behind her. Three stories below, Tino Torres, 40, has lived with rodents for all his five years in this building at 1985 Amsterdam in Washington Heights. “The rats crawl from the kitchen into my bedroom,” he says. For many uptown immigrants, coming to America hasn’t meant an upgrade in housing. “In the last five years, it’s one of the worst buildings I have seen,” Luis Manuel...
  • Now Hiring Bachelor’s?

    11/15/2012 12:58:53 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 11 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | November 15, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    As recently reported by USA Today, one third of millennials have earned four-year degrees. In my previous blog entry I discussed the financial perils facing these students, who often graduate unable to find a job in their major (unemployed or underemployed) and saddled heavily with debt. However, it looks like the job market for those with Bachelor’s degrees is creeping upward somewhat, according to a new report issued by Michigan State University (pdf). “The new college labor market inches ahead with a 3 percent gain over last year across all degrees,” it states. “Strong demand for marketing, finance, human resources,...
  • ACLU Files Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Mandatory Immigration Lock-up

    11/15/2012 11:55:06 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    ACLU ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael Tan
    Garfield Gayle, a 59-year-old green card holder from Jamaica, has lived in the United States for 30 years. He raised two U.S. citizen daughters, and has long worked as a union carpenter in Brooklyn, New York. Nearly eight months ago, when federal agents put him in handcuffs at his home, he learned that the government was trying to deport him based on an alleged attempted drug sale offense that happened more than 17 years ago. Since then, the government has held him in mandatory immigration lock-up without any opportunity for a bail hearing. The government has never even alleged that...
  • The FHA is Blowing Up: Bad News for the Housing Market

    11/15/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by RobertClark · 18 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael Krieger
    A very important article came out from the Wall Street Journal yesterday titled “FHA Nears Need for Taxpayer Funds,” and it outlines the serious financial problems facing the Federal Housing Administration. For those that are unaware or need a refresher, the FHA has been the key element to the phony “housing recovery” the government has been trying to create. In the wake of the collapse of 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac blew up and what was left to pick up the pieces was the FHA. No private player would issue loans with down payments of 3%, but this was...
  • New Lyrics to "Proud to Be an American" By Lee Greenwood

    11/15/2012 9:28:34 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 13 replies
    I made up a song parody for Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" that I think is fitting; edits welcome.
  • Outrage grows over official corruption in Allen West recount

    11/15/2012 8:58:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 43 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/15/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    An overnight firestorm of cyber messaging is asking that volunteers come to Florida’s St. Lucie County and serve as observers for Allen West’s recount challenge! Fears and allegations of massive voter fraud are spilling out across the web immediately following a sham recount in the West-Murphy battle for US Congress even as local media play this down. I received a late night blog post out of New York called CONSTITUTIONAL EMERGENCY, begging people to show up on Florida’s Treasure Coast to help America’s retired colonel get an honest recount from longtime Democrat machine Election Supervisor Gertrude Walker. (1) Meanwhile, out...
  • Global Warming: It's Time to Panic

    11/15/2012 7:40:38 AM PST · by SquarePants · 23 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Ombud
    Oh no. Global warming's on the move again. You heard me right. Our President told us so today. When he was asked about NYC Mayor Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg's belief that Obama would do more to fight global warming, Obama made it clear he'd hold up his end of that bargain. In fact, he went so far as to say that temperatures are rising even faster than predicted just ten years ago. Here's what he said, verbatim, "I am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions.” “You know, as you...
  • Secession Craze in Post-Coup America

    11/15/2012 5:11:15 AM PST · by scottfactor · 26 replies
    www.scottfactor.com ^ | 11/15/12 | Gina Miller
    According to the World English Dictionary, the French term coup d'état means “a sudden violent or illegal seizure of government.” The federal government of the United States of America has been seized by enemy forces from within our nation. Although not overtly violent at this point, this seizure has been illegal from top to bottom. Since the likely ineligible candidate Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) was installed in our presidency back in January 2009, this takeover has rapidly infected every area of our government and military. It is being run by a Communist-Islamist axis of like-minded, anti-American subversives....
  • The Apostle Barack?

    11/14/2012 3:11:26 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    Green Room ^ | 11-14-2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This is not, PJM’s Myra Adams warns us, a joke — or at least not an intentional joke. Nor is this offered in an ironic sense, as in how the media has portrayed Barack Obama. This epistle comes from a phys-ed professor at Florida A&M, who claims God told her that Barack Obama is the fifth Beatle, er, thirteenth Apostle: ..... Still think this is some kind of put-on? Take a look at the Amazon page: (snip) Then, as I began to contemplate ways to assist Barack in his 2012 re-election bid something miraculous happened. I felt God’s (His) Spirit...
  • Sorrow about to Fall

    11/14/2012 1:59:41 PM PST · by zilla1126 · 4 replies
    BlueSundayColts.com ^ | 11/14/2012 | Scott Bolander
    I happened to look up a ELO song for something, and I noted that the lyrics seemed to echo (completely unintentionally) the situation in our country right now. My “interpretation” appears in (parentheses). Sorrow About To Fall by Electric Light Orchestra – “Balance of Power” (Ironic album title) There's a silence in the city, there's nobody around (The “City” is Washington DC, where there a few conservatives left) And everyone that we knew moved to higher ground (People disengaging, losing hope) There's a shadow hanging overhead, it lingers there alone (Obama & Socialism) Changing all we ever knew, the changes...
  • Rush: 'Petraeus will reiterate that the video caused the Libyan riots'

    11/14/2012 1:26:35 PM PST · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show
    Heard him say it. He warned his listeners to not be surprised when Petraeus restates before Congress that the 'the video caused the riots.' I guess we'll see. If Rush is right, we have to wonder what threats Petraeus has received and from whom. A truly superb Army career and now it's come to this.
  • Papa John’s — From anti-Rush lefty hero to anti-Obamacare lefty zero

    11/14/2012 11:18:34 AM PST · by GSWarrior
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Bryan Jacoutot
    It has been one week since the reelection of Barack Obama and the reality of Obamacare’s permanence in the American landscape is beginning to set in for many business owners. Papa John’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter made headlines last week along with a slew of other companies when he announced some changes that would likely occur as Obamacare continues to be implemented. Schnatter commented that many of his company’s franchise owners will have to cut employees’ hours in order to avoid falling under Obamacare’s coverage requirements, and stay fiscally sound. “That’s probably what’s going to happen,” he said according...
  • Papa John’s — From anti-Rush lefty hero to anti-Obamacare lefty zero

    11/14/2012 11:18:34 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 10 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Bryan Jacoutot
    It has been one week since the reelection of Barack Obama and the reality of Obamacare’s permanence in the American landscape is beginning to set in for many business owners. Papa John’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter made headlines last week along with a slew of other companies when he announced some changes that would likely occur as Obamacare continues to be implemented. Schnatter commented that many of his company’s franchise owners will have to cut employees’ hours in order to avoid falling under Obamacare’s coverage requirements, and stay fiscally sound. “That’s probably what’s going to happen,” he said according...
  • Why Hispanics Are Natural Democrats And What The GOP Can Do About It

    11/14/2012 10:57:52 AM PST · by OddLane · 59 replies
    Super-Economy ^ | November 12, 2012 | Tino Sanandaji
    There has been no shortage of commentary on the impact of the Hispanic vote on the election outcome. Much of the Republican post-election commentary has focused on the failure of Romney to gather a sufficient share of Hispanic support. Much of the discussion is confused. Two factors decide the impact of the Hispanic vote. One is the percentage of Hispanics who vote Republican. The other is how many Hispanic voters there are. Empirically, variation in numbers was far more important than variation in voting patterns. Romney did not lose because he lost the Hispanic vote in some unusual fashion. Rather,...
  • The "Peaceful Secession" movement won't give us two Americas, but where is the downside to it?

    11/14/2012 10:06:39 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/14/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If secession could only be achieved by force of arms or a court decision the “Peaceful Secession” movement would be futile. But “secession” need not involve brick and mortar barriers. The spirit of secession can be far more effective in dealing with a federal government gone rogue – it can stop it cold. But as was the case in 1776 it seems that some who would be expected to come to the “Peaceful Secession” cause have not. Some self –identified conservatives actually seem to believe the only reason to sign a secession petition is because you REALLY believe doing so...
  • Knife Rights Leader In NH Legislature Defeated

    11/14/2012 9:09:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 13 November, 2012 | John Richardson
    Hidden in among all the recent election news was the defeat of NH State Representative Jenn Coffey (R-Merrimack) who had led the successful fight to reform New Hampshire's knife laws. Coffey, the winner of Blade Magazine's 2011 Publisher's Award, had sponsored the bill that removed penalties for both possession and selling switchblades, dirks, daggers, and stilettos. Her bill which passed and was signed by the governor of New Hampshire changed the emphasis from the tool to the crime. In addition, Coffey is the National Legislative Director for the Second Amendment Sisters. She has written a book, Knives, Lipstick, and Liberty...
  • UN, world win U.S. election. Americans big losers

    11/14/2012 8:30:38 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/14/2012 | Ron Reale
    I have been accosted by numerous friends and acquaintances recently, Barack Obama acolytes all, with a smug attitude of superiority concerning the re-election of the President. As though the election was a personal contest between myself and them, and they won. No American citizen is the winner of this election. I have pointed out, especially to my fellow workers, that their choice will bring about a reduced work week for all of us, to 29 hours, due to the onerous regulations of the Obamacare law. We will have less money in our pocket. (1) I have pointed out that we...
  • ATTENTION Whoever Re-Programmed Hannity to Tout Amnesty as a Solution to the GOP's Current Woes...

    11/14/2012 6:48:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    'Amnesty = Hispanic votes' is nothing more than a desert mirage, one based  on easily-disproven false premises... Listen up, Gee-oh-Pee establishment losers: As the despicable, disingenuous American left LOVE to remind us over-and-over-and-over, Ronald Reagan -in a good faith effort to settle the issue once and for all- allowed a 'one time only' legalization of 2.7M mostly-Mexican immigrants by signing 1986's Simpson-Mazzoli Act, and attempt at immigration reform which granted not just amnesty but full citizenship. While that's true enough, The Gipper actually came to regard his signing of the legislation as one of the 'greatest regrets' of his two-term presidency, since the man Reagan once...
  • 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...