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David Petraeus resigns from CIA
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Saudi Struggles Against Islamic Radicals
The poor darlings, reaping what they sowed so heavily.
Posted by: tipper || 11/09/2012 09:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under:

Home Front: Politix
The next 4 years won't be as nice as the last 4
Posted by: Frozen Al || 11/09/2012 12:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If we thought the last 4 were bad, we ain't seen nothing yet.

I hoped a Romney victory would at least push back the collapse by 10 years.

Now with Spend'omatic at the helm again, it will happen in the next 2-3 years.

Starting to stock up on food and more ammo.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/09/2012 15:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Sp'nd'omatic will be the leat of our waoes, a far margzer one will be Islam.
Posted by: JFM || 11/09/2012 15:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Yuuuppp.

Personally I gave a Romney pushback circa 4-6 years - now, who knows for sure as many Perts deem the time period thru 2020-2025 as a likely time of "troubles"???

Iff the Bammer + Admin is seen as weak as per Iran, what more iff a shooting war between China + Japan [ECS + SCS, etc.]???

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/09/2012 21:02 Comments || Top||


Turkic Union versus Perso-Iranian Union versus Mama Russia.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/09/2012 21:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Darth, I agree. Sadly, I think we're due for another revolution.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 11/09/2012 23:58 Comments || Top||

US Set to Restage Greek Tragedy
The US has more in common with heavily indebted southern European countries than it might like to admit. And if the country doesn't reach agreement on deficit reduction measures soon, the similarities could become impossible to ignore. The fiscal cliff looms in the near future, and its not just the US that is under threat.
Posted by: tipper || 11/09/2012 11:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under:

California's Liberal Supermajority - Look out below.
For Republicans unhappy with Tuesday's election, we have good news—at least most of you don't live in California. Not only did Democrats there win voter approval to raise the top tax rate to 13.3%, but they also received a huge surprise—a legislative supermajority. Look out below.

So now Californians will experience the joys of one-party, union-run progressive governance. Mr. Brown is urging lawmakers to demonstrate frugality and the "prudence of Joseph." As he said the other day, "we've got to make sure over the next few years that we pay our bills, we invest in the right programs, but we don't go on any spending binges." That's what all Governors say. Trouble is, merely paying the state's delinquent bills will require tens of billions in additional revenues if lawmakers don't undertake fiscal reforms.

With no GOP restraint, liberals can now raise taxes to pay for all this. They'll probably start by repealing Proposition 13's tax cap for commercial property. Democrats in the Assembly held hearings on the idea this spring. Then they'll try to make it easier for cities to raise taxes.

The silver lining here is that Americans will be able to see the modern liberal-union state in all its raw ambition. The Sacramento political class thinks it can tax and regulate the private economy endlessly without consequence. As a political experiment it all should be instructive, and at least Californians can still escape to Nevada or Idaho.
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 11/09/2012 09:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...and bring their Califiorniasims with them. It's not stopping expansion, it's just metastaism. Spreading the disease elsewhere. Californians don't stop being Californians just because they move away.
Posted by: gromky || 11/09/2012 11:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting you should say make that point gromky. I was just talking to a friend who lives in a lovely inlet, coastal community in SC. Over the past few years, they've been facing an influx of new retirees from NY and NJ. Quite a WTF moment for the locals. No, they ain't a'changin!
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/09/2012 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  There are a number of californias that are fleeing because of the liberal nonsense and would not bring it with them. If I wasn't trapped with a mortgage i couldn't unload if I tried I'd be packing for Texas already.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/09/2012 15:21 Comments || Top||

#4  One little known aspect of Prop. 13 (which I believe was carried out years later): real estate which was largely made tax-exempt (for all intents & purposes) is now allowed to be bequeathed to descendants of the original owner, along with the tax-exemption. This is setting up a feudal aristocracy.
I live pretty close to the bone, am retired, own a low-price home, bought a new car this year. I still pay more for real estate taxes than I pay in either income or sales taxes (including tax on new car).
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/09/2012 17:05 Comments || Top||

A Victory for Creatures of the State
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/09/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336062 views] Top|| File under:

Repair crews leaving Northeast?
Observation by Creresing Barnsmell5798.
I drive 15 miles north on I-81 every morning. For the last two days from roughly 7:30 am to 8:00 am I have seen 5 or 6 convoys of 4-6 utility or tree trucks heading south. They are leaving a lot sooner than they did for last year's Halloween snow storm. Or are they being turned away? I sure don't get the impression from the news that they are no longer needed.
Posted by: Creresing Barnsmell5798 || 11/09/2012 08:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under:

America 2012: Running Scared
Posted by: Elmavick Snereque4322 || 11/09/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336062 views] Top|| File under:

The Fiscal Cliff And The Keyser Soze Option
Posted by: tipper || 11/09/2012 01:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good story. The money will run out soon and all those dependent will go nuts. No control over that crowd especially in Urban areas. LBJ really managed this problem. Put it on the back burner.
Only works if you can buy them off.
Posted by: Dale || 11/09/2012 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Movies often serve as a useful shorthand for how to address some of life’s issues. Sometimes the only way out of a dilemma is by clearing the table and starting again from scratch.

I dunno, it sounds like a suicide pact. On the other hand, proceeding in the direction we are going also seems like a suicide pact.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/09/2012 12:49 Comments || Top||

Islamophobes Downfall Delights US Muslims
CAIRO -- American Mohammedans have hailed the downfall of candidates known for their hostile tone against the sizable minority and their religion in Congressional elections this week.

"These encouraging results clearly show that mainstream Americans reject anti-Mohammedan bigotry by candidates for public office and will demonstrate that rejection at the polls," Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of the umbrella Council on American-Islamic Relations
... the Moslem Brüderbund's American arm ...
(CAIR) said in a statement obtained by OnIslam.net.

Congressional election on Tuesday, November 6, saw the fall of candidates known for their hostile rhetoric against Mohammedans.

In Florida, Republican Representative Allen West lost to his Democrat challenger Patrick Murphy.

West has once described Islam as a "totalitarian theocratic political ideology" that is a "very vile and very vicious enemy".

Another Islamophobic politician, Republican Adam Hasner, was voted down by voters in Florida.

Hasner is known for championing events to taint the image of Mohammedans.

In 2009, he sought to block a day, "Florida Mohammedan Capitol Day", that marks Mohammedan achievements.

Two years earlier, he sponsored the screening of a documentary that scares Americans away from Islam and Mohammedans for state politicians.

The documentary "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against The West", which presents what it describes as radical Islam's campaign against Christians, America and the West, was shown on college campuses across the country.

It features interviews with commentators famed for their notorious anti-Islam views, including Martin Gilbert, Daniel Pipes and Steve Emerson

A third Islamophobic candidate, Terry Kemple, was also defeated in his bid for the Hillsborough County School Board.

Kemple's main issue in the race was seeking to keep Mohammedan speakers out of local schools.
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/09/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is more of a worrying trend of anti semitism.

In Europe it's illegal to Deny the holocaust or criticise Israel. But in the US you're letting people vote against friends of Israel.

Remember, hitler was elected.
Posted by: Glomoting Ghibelline9643 || 11/09/2012 3:00 Comments || Top||

#2  I seem to remember that assman-johnnie was as well. Albeit by their version of the Electoral College. I suppose thay haven't got that right yet either.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/09/2012 4:40 Comments || Top||

#3  The left-wing has demonized religious people and evangelicals in the U.S. Wait until the left experience a Taliban-like or Iranian theocratic nightmare. They will love it. No music, no Springsteen, no rap or hip hop, no Hollywood films, no women rights, no art.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/09/2012 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  The left always move away from the mess they cause.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/09/2012 8:10 Comments || Top||

#5  The left always move away from the mess they cause.

Where are they going to go? Seems like there isn't anyplace left to run.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 11/09/2012 13:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Where are they going to go? Seems like there isn't anyplace left to run.

That is a real problem.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 11/09/2012 15:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Wait until the left experience a Taliban-like or Iranian theocratic nightmare

Of course the left firmly believes that they will somehow be exempt. That the same Islamists who hoist up homosexuals by their necks in Iran and elsewhere will suddenly develop a love of Homosexuals when it comes to them. That the same Islamists who allow for the beating, torture and rape of women and banning them from driving or being outside without their owner will somehow come to love the so called 'feminist'. That the same Islamists who abhor atheists and treat them even worse than the 'people of the book' (Christians and Jews) will suddenly develop some deep understanding and respect for the godless left.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/09/2012 17:55 Comments || Top||

Assads Declare A Death Match
Posted by: tipper || 11/09/2012 10:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Where can you go when you've gone too far? Hard to enjoy lounging by the pool at the Dubai Motel 6 if you're worried about the waiter putting a bullet behind your ear as payback for your rat-bag dictator ways.

We really need some sort of theme park or wildlife preserve where superfluous dictators can retire to live out their days in safety.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/09/2012 19:07 Comments || Top||

#2  it's called Saudi Arabia
Posted by: Frank G || 11/09/2012 20:34 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
Fighting the enemy in a no man’s land
Posted by: tipper || 11/09/2012 02:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under:

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Fri 2012-11-09
  David Petraeus resigns from CIA
Thu 2012-11-08
  Syria raids Hamas offices months after group's leaders leave
Wed 2012-11-07
  Bombings, Clashes Kill 131 in Syria as Gunmen Assassinate Parliament Speaker's Brother
Tue 2012-11-06
  Suicide bomber kills at least 27 by army base near Baghdad
Mon 2012-11-05
  Grenade attack on Kenya church kills 1, wounds 14
Sun 2012-11-04
  Two Suicide Bombers Attack Restaurant in Somali Capital
Sat 2012-11-03
  30 people shot dead in Nigeria, rights group says
Fri 2012-11-02
  US withdraws its support for Syrian National Council
Thu 2012-11-01
  Armed Islamists on Tunis streets after clashes
Wed 2012-10-31
  18 militants killed in Khyber, Orakzai
Tue 2012-10-30
  Israel Hit by 18 Rockets as Hamas Seeks Revenge
Mon 2012-10-29
  52 Dead in Syria Clashes, Air Raids after Eid Truce Collapses
Sun 2012-10-28
  Almost 150 Killed on First Day of Syria Truce
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  Indonesia foils plot to attack US missions
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  Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills at least 41

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