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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...