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  • The Twin Pillars of Progressivism

    12/06/2016 6:38:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12-6-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Universities and the media: arrogant, ignorant, and ripe for reform. (Read the rest at the link. Site does not want me to copy for some reason. It could just be my computer, but don't allow that glitch to cause you to miss this fine article by VDH. He's ripping and roaring this am.)
  • Will California Town become Another Flint, MI?

    10/19/2016 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/16 | Katy Grimes
    No voter approval for debt which taxpayers are on the hook for means no accountability for elected politicians The town of Apple Valley, California, deep in the heart of the Victor Valley of San Bernardino County, has a ballot initiative battle grappling with accountability for bond debt. But it’s gotten political with citizens claiming elected members of the Apple Valley Town Council have ceased making decisions in the best interests of their community. Nearly 4,000 Apple Valley residents signed petitions to bring Measure V to the Nov. 8 ballot to require voter approval of any Town project of $10 million...
  • Hold yourself accountable

    08/19/2016 12:17:51 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 5 replies ^ | March 27, 2016 | Josh Morrison
    For many, the warmer weather is a sign of the spring and summer seasons we have longed for throughout those cold, dreary winter days. In many cases, those signs point to the start of the spring sports season, birds chirping, sitting on the porch and enjoying a glass of lemonade or tea, planting flowers or just doing some much needed spring cleaning.[snip] Something I always try to do is reflect on various things, pray for guidance and look for opportunities to be a better husband, father, coach and Christian. That reflection was culminated in something I read this week. Of...
  • Mayor Emanuel Moves To Abolish Police Review Board

    05/13/2016 6:36:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 13 MAY 2016 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel will abolish the city’s troubled Independent Police Review Authority. For months, the mayor has been criticized for how the city investigates excessive force allegations against Chicago police. In an op-ed piece that’s expected to appear in Sunday’s Sun-Times, the mayor says the city would replace the agency with a civilian agency that has more independence and more resources to do its work. “My goal is to bring safety to every community, through building trust in our police department,” Emanuel said.
  • DOJ Employees in Ferguson and Trayvon Unit Used Taxpayer Cash for Airfare, Dentist Visits(T)

    04/13/2016 9:11:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 4/12/2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Justice Department employees in the DOJ Community Relations Service have reported gross mismanagement and corruption to Attorney General Loretta Lynch -- but she has taken no action to investigate the problems. The Community Relations Service has been at the center of high-profile, racially charged controversies involving the Justice Department, including the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore and the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Florida. Multiple DOJ sources report to PJ Media a culture of incompetence and political decision-making by managers in the Justice Department component. The complaints also allege the use of federal money for personal travel, including one Atlanta...
  • Obama calls on journalists to hold candidates accountable

    03/28/2016 6:12:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 9:02 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama is again bemoaning the political environment surrounding this year’s presidential elections and is calling on journalists to hold candidates and themselves to a higher standard. […] Obama says he understands there are pressures “to feed the beast” with softer stories, but that leads to consumers failing to understand the world as well as they should, which has consequences for the country. …
  • VA proposes raising employee pay to fix accountability

    02/24/2016 5:03:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said Wednesday an Obama administration proposal to increase accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs by raising pay for senior executives does not address the agency's deepest problems. The proposal involves switching the classification of top VA officials from Title 5 to Title 38 of the Senior Executive Service, which would lift caps on how much the agency is allowed to pay certain employees. But the move would also prevent those employees from delaying disciplinary action by appealing their punishments to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Officials accused of wrongdoing...
  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/03/2016 6:40:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 603 replies
    On Wednesday, Karl Rove, not a Trump fan by any means, explained how the cheating could have cost Donald Trump the election in Iowa. Wow! This is a stunning indictment of the Cruz Campaign's cheating scandal.
  • Sarah Palin's Facebook Post Targets Ted Cruz Campaign

    02/03/2016 6:33:10 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 53 replies
    Sarah Palin joined Donald Trump Wednesday in condemning actions taken by Ted Cruz surrogates during the Iowa caucuses when they falsely told Ben Carson supporters that Carson, an evangelical favorite, had dropped out of the Republican presidential race. Cruz admitted that the allegations against some of his supporters were true, and apologized to Carson. For Palin, who has endorsed Trump, that wasn't enough. "Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that 'millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth.' Which is why it's so curious -- and saddens us -- this lack of accountability with the...
  • Hillary: "I'm Asking People To Hold Me Accountable"

    02/01/2016 7:04:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday in an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” after dismissing the importance of any questions about her email arrangement while secretary of state, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pointed to what she wants to get done as president and asked people to “hold her accountable.”
  • A Free Republic Accountability Project: Let's Name Names

    01/21/2016 4:49:13 PM PST · by JewishRighter · 48 replies
    January 21, 2016 | JewishRighter
    I'd like to propose an accountability project. I invite all FReepers to list the names of public officials and others who have never been held to account for crimes, corruption and other misdeeds that are readily verifiable and widely known. My goal is to make sure we have before us a list of accounts that should be settled if and when justice and accountability are restored. I'll start off with a list that comes to mind: 1. Bill Clinton: Selling technology to the ChiComs for campaign cash; failing to catch or kill Bin Laden; multiple acts of abuse of power;...
  • LIBS Lose Their Minds! Ted Cruz Says Hillary Is A Liar, His Daughter Is Spanked For Lying, SHE...

    01/09/2016 7:46:40 AM PST · by Isara · 116 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 09 Jan, 2016 | Sela T
    LIBS Lose Their Minds! Ted Cruz Says Hillary Is A Liar, His Daughter Is Spanked For Lying, SHE SHOULD BE TOO! Hillary is a liar, and Ted Cruz compared her to his 5-yr old. When she tells a lie, she gets a spanking…so when Hillary tells a lie, she should too! He also explains HOW Americans can spank her…Ted Cruz knows how to deal with lying behavior.That's the message the Republican presidential candidate sent to supporters Friday during a campaign stop at a coffee shop in Iowa but his words set off the hypersensitive left.Cruz was asked by an audience...
  • Draining Washington's swamp, Fred Thompson-style

    11/12/2015 2:40:12 PM PST · by LibertysWordsmith · 22 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question that hastened Richard Nixon’s downfall: “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” If you believe this question still delivers political accountability, Think Again. Alas, the Watergate era’s bipartisan commitment to equal and impartial justice has been rendered obsolete by lawmakers who often operate lawlessly. Capturing the hypocrisy, comedian Bill Murray tweeted: “So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. But if...
  • Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too (Daily Beast)

    10/21/2014 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/06/14 | Jillian Keenan
    Right now, millions of Americans are disenfranchised by our political process. They can pay taxes and contribute to social security, but they can’t vote. They can be sentenced to life in prison, but they can’t vote. Every day, their bodies, lives and futures are affected by politicians and policies they did not choose. Who am I talking about? Felons? Guess again. We need to lower the voting age. This is a prime moment to ask ourselves whether our voting system is yet fully equitable. Last month, Scotland made history when, for the first time in British politics, 16- and 17-year...
  • Election observers face more restrictions this year (WI)

    10/20/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The same election commission that banned a 78-year-old poll monitor from observing next month’s election is pushing a policy that would keep election observers farther away from voters. In a letter obtained by Wisconsin Reporter, the City of Milwaukee Election Commission receives guidance from the city attorney on how to comply with a provision in a new state law involving election observers. Wisconsin Act 177, which into effect in April, allows the chief election inspector or municipal clerk to restrict the viewing area of poll observers to an area “not less than three feet nor more than...
  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 6:09:22 AM PDT · by struggle · 257 replies
    CSPAN-3 ^ | 9/17/2014 | struggle
    The House Select Committee on Benghazi hears testimony from Homeland Security and Secret Service officials on the implementation of the Accountability Board’s recommendations following the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
  • Why There Are More Scandals These Days

    06/07/2014 2:10:45 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 7, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    "I’m not young enough to know everything," Peter Pan’s creator, J.M. Barrie, observed, as if reflecting on the Great Commencement Speaker Flap of 2014. Even so, Jimi Hendrix was young when he reputedly offered advice heeded by too few students today – "knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." Aware that wisdom comes from asking the right questions, not identifying the wrong answers, Professor Allan Bloom blasted American universities in 1987 for exacerbating youthful indiscretion. In his seminal book, The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Student, Bloom argued that students...
  • Half of EPA office's passports are missing IG finds

    05/03/2014 9:26:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-1-14 | KellyCohen
    Link only. This is a problem with my personal computer, but the link will take you to the story.
  • Phoenix fire department loses keys for businesses

    04/15/2014 12:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 7:29 PM EDT | Paul Davenport
    The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed. Deputy Chief David Carter blamed poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys but said there’s no indication they have been used for criminal purposes. “Our accountability isn’t the best here,” he said. …
  • Cruz to get hero's welcome in Iowa and New Hampshire

    02/15/2014 4:42:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    credit Greg Nash Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit. Cruz infuriated his Senate Republican colleagues this week when he filibustered a clean bill to raise the debt limit. His objection forced Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and 11 other Republicans to vote with Democrats to advance the legislation. But in Iowa and New Hampshire, two important presidential primary states, conservative activists are cheering Cruz’s stand and buzzing about a possible presidential run in 2016....
  • Teen Jeopardy Champion Gives Hilarious Subtle Insult To Obama!

    01/02/2014 9:02:19 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 33 replies
    Take that "O!" LMAO....

    11/01/2013 10:21:43 AM PDT · by Col Vit · 4 replies
    POLITISITE ^ | 1 November 2013 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    What is it about progressives that they just cannot bring themselves to accept responsibility – materially not figuratively? The Obama junta is filled with the greatest number of supposedly smart people acting in the stupidest ways. Across the spectrum of the Obama Administration sheer lunacy grips Obama, his cabinet, and Congressional Democrats as they rampage through the corridors of government and the halls of Congress with blinders. Everyday, Americans awake from the “Wizard of Oz” no transparency government, afraid to learn what new diabolical outrage has been implemented in the name of benefiting the American people. Recent Congressional testimony from...
  • Carney: (exempt) Obama 'not happy' with ACA rollout (Hussein seeking 'accountability')

    10/19/2013 10:45:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/13 | Justin Sink
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that President Obama was seeking "accountability" from federal employees working to fix glitches with the ObamaCare website designed to let uninsured Americans purchase coverage. Carney sidestepped questions about whether the administration would seek to recover any of the millions of dollars paid to contractors responsible for building the website, which has been plagued by technical errors since its launch earlier this month. The press secretary said that Obama's focus was squarely on getting the problems fixed, adding the president was "not happy" with how the rollout had gone. "The accountability the...
  • Wonkblog: We Need an Elected King

    10/02/2013 1:00:16 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | October 2, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In my piece yesterday, I wrote about critics of the American system of government, among them Wonkblog’s Dylan Matthews. In the course of my essay, I explained that opponents of the Constitution tend toward the Wilsonian view of things: Hostility toward America’s rigid separation of powers has a rich, if unappealing, history on the Left. Woodrow Wilson — a man whose animus to the constitutional order that he had sworn to uphold approached almost treasonable levels — was savvy enough to recognize that the expansive long-term ambitions of the Progressive movement were simply incompatible with the country’s founding documents. In...
  • Ted Cruz crusades for government accountability in Twitter chat

    09/17/2013 10:26:22 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | Texas on the Potomac - Washington news with a Texas accent
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter Tuesday morning for a brief chat emphasizing the importance of upholding the U.S. Constitution and abiding by its guidelines to holding elected officials accountable. Tagging the occasion as a #ConstitutionDay Q&A , Cruz answered questions from Twitter users about the effects of the Affordable Care Act — which Cruz has been outspoken about repealing — on constitutional freedoms and civil liberties. Many of the questions echoed Cruz’s sentiment about the act, calling into question both President Barack Obama’s and Congress’s leadership and how they are allowed to “circumvent” the Constitution. Here are some...
  • GOP: Did you know ObamaCare gives $ubsidie$ with no proof of need?

    09/14/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Investors' Business Daily ^ | 9-14-13 | Andrew Malcom & Diane Black
    Rep. Diane Black gives the Weekly Republican Party Remarks Hi, I’m Diane Black, R.N., and I represent Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. What an honor it is to be speaking with you. Protecting taxpayer dollars is one of Washington’s most important responsibilities. Your money should be spent wisely or not at all. And everything we do to stop waste and fix broken government removes obstacles to creating jobs and building a stronger economy. This week, the House took on a hot spot for fraud and abuse in the president’s health care law by passing a...
  • Ask Obama a tough question, you’re a birther

    07/30/2013 9:49:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 30, 2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    President Obama in 2010 signed a law requiring large employers to offer health insurance to their employees. Earlier this Summer, President Obama announced his administration wasn’t going to require large employers to offer health insurance to their employees. Perhaps there is some explanation why it’s okay for Obama to do this. But if you ask Obama for that explanation, he gets pretty pissed at you. Here’s what Obama said when a New York Times reporter asked: If Congress thinks that what I’ve done is inappropriate or wrong in some fashion, they’re free to make that case. But there’s not an...
  • Video: NSA, White House getting worried about defunding vote in House

    07/24/2013 8:35:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    And they should. CBS reoprts that NSA Director Keith Alexander made an “emergency visit” to Capitol Hill to head off a potentially embarrassing vote to defund his agency’s trawling of phone and Internet records. House Republican leaders allowed a vote on an amendment by Rep. Justin Amash to use the power of the purse to rein in the NSA, and the panic shows that the effort might well succeed in the Senate when the budget comes to the upper chamber: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO With a high-stakes showdown vote looming in the House, White House press secretary Jay...
  • Barack Obama: 'We'll Hold Somebody Accountable!'

    06/06/2013 7:41:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/06/2013 | Phillip Cowan
    Career promotions are usually based upon performance. A battlefield commission is awarded to soldiers who are promoted to a higher rank during combat. Battlefield promotions are predicated on extraordinary performance of duties while serving in combat or under combat conditions. During combat in WWII in Italy, Audie Murphy received his first Bronze Star Medal and his Combat Infantry Man Badge. Later, in France, he was promoted by battlefield commission to 2nd Lieutenant and platoon leader on October 14, 1944. In chess, when a pawn reaches the eighth rank, it is promoted into the player's choice of a queen, knight, rook,...
  • "The Buck Stops Here?"

    05/15/2013 7:38:05 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 17 replies
    vanity | May 15, 2013 | Stevie_D_64
    We all remember the phrase Harry Truman had made years ago, and was immortalized on a plaque on the resolute desk in the Oval Office... "The Buck Stops Here!" Regardless of your politics, an individual is only worth their weight in that arena in their ability to maintain some sort of credibility with their peers and their opposition... Whether we hate them, or like a particular elected official, the government we elect them to maintain for us has changed, fundamentally, as stated before the current President took office, and so eloquently enumerated to everyone who could listen and comprehend...
  • Sandy Hook and the Absence of God

    12/18/2012 2:26:43 PM PST · by PapaNew · 6 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | 12/18/2012 | Shaun Kenney
    “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It’s time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” — Ronald Reagan Of course, any number of people have done their utmost to politicize what’s happened. In the wake of any crisis, there are the unscrupulous few that are going to look for an opportunity here and there. Before we wander too far off track, it’s important to know that government is neither a force for good nor evil. Rather, it is a force that when...
  • Should BENGHAZI-COWARD Obama resign before or after November 6, 2012?

    11/03/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 54 replies
    Graewoulf | November 3, 2012 | Graewoulf
    The preponderance of Benghazi evidence conclusively shows that Obama is a Coward. As a coward, Obama is unfit to be the Commander in Chief of the US Military. His strategic retreat to Las Vegas, Nevada the day after he authorized that 4 Americans were to be left behind to die, has brought indelible shame to his office, and the Democrat Party.
  • The Mommy Files: This parenting style makes kids grow up into right-wingers

    10/26/2012 1:04:00 AM PDT · by thecodont · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Oct 25 2012 at 9:34 pm | Posted By: Amy Graff
    What leads a child to grow up and vote for a Republican candidate like Mitt Romney or a Democrat such as Barack Obama? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that parenting style and childhood temperament plays a key role in determining a child’s future political mindset—as in, the bumper sticker your kid decides to slap on her car when she turns 18 might depend on how you reacted when she sneaked out of the house to meet her boyfriend. The study found that children of strict parents were more likely to turn conservative while those of lenient...
  • How Team Obama Justifies the Killing of a 16-Year-Old American

    10/25/2012 7:54:33 PM PDT · by opentalk · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 24, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Cornered by reporters with video cameras, former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, a senior adviser to President Obama's reelection campaign, attempted to defend the kill list...The second notable statement concerns the killing of 16-year-old American citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki.. ADAMSON: ...It's an American citizen that is being targeted without due process, without trial. And, he's underage. He's a minor. GIBBS: I would suggest that you should have a far more responsible father if they are truly concerned about the well being of their children. I don't think becoming an al Qaeda jihadist terrorist is the best way to go about...
  • "A Possibly Fatal Mistake" that we all should pay for

    10/14/2012 5:09:00 AM PDT · by Acton · 66 replies
    Vanity ^ | October 14, 2012
    An editorial writer at The New York Times (Nicholas Kristof) makes an impassioned plea to vote for Obama because a friend from his youth and days at Harvard (Scott Androes) is dying of cancer: "Yet for all his innate prudence, Scott now, at age 52, is suffering from Stage 4 prostate cancer, in part because he didn’t have health insurance. President Obama’s health care reform came just a bit too late to help Scott, but it will protect others like him — unless Mitt Romney repeals it. If you favor gutting “Obamacare,” please listen to Scott’s story. He is willing...
  • UT System plan for incentive pay stirs debate

    08/22/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | August 22, 2012 | Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
    Borrowing a page from the corporate world, the University of Texas System is poised to adopt a pay-for-performance plan that would reward campus presidents and system executives for boosting graduation rates, increasing donations and meeting other goals. ....A sample of how award pay would work was included in the plan for a hypothetical official with a base salary of $350,000 and an "incentive award opportunity" of 10 percent. The official actually qualified for a bit more than 10 percent by virtue of exceeding some of the goals, which included cost savings through shared services, growth in sponsored research, increased philanthropic...
  • The Download: Coalition aims to standardize ‘big data’

    04/16/2012 3:41:08 PM PDT · by Jadge · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 16, 2012 | Steven Overly
    A small but growing collection of companies has formed a coalition that will push the federal government to establish a standard system by which agencies categorize their data. Today’s official opening of the District-based Data Transparency Coalition rides on the heels of the Obama administration’s announcement last month that six agencies will commit $200 million to projects that help them better analyze their information. “Our members understand that if the government identified its data elements in consistent ways, there would be vast new opportunities for the tools that they are building,” Executive Director Hudson Hollister said. Multiple methods of classifying...
  • Obama faces three local challenges to his eligibility for the Illinois primary ballot

    01/15/2012 10:13:31 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 27 replies
    WLS News ^ | 1/13/2012 | Mary Frances Bragiel
    WLS Radio has learned that President Barack Obama faces three local challenges to his eligibility for the Illinois primary ballot. At least one involves a group that believes the fight will be worse than the one Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced with his residency challenge.
  • America's crisis of accountability

    12/02/2011 8:07:11 AM PST · by SmileRight · 2 replies ^ | 12/2/2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Our nation is suffering a crisis of accountability. My first job after law school was working for a talented criminal lawyer named Andy. He loved the rough and tumble of trials, and handled appeals with equal aplomb. He once told me that, in his experience, criminals had changed for the worse. When he interviewed appellate clients early in his career, their story was generally, “I took a chance, I did the crime and I got caught.” Later, he mused, their story degenerated into, “I had a lousy trial lawyer,” or “The judge hated me,” or “The jurors were all morons.”...
  • Obama chooses to "RACE TO THE BOTTOM."

    09/09/2011 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 24 replies
    Vanity/Opinion | September 9, 2011 | Graewoulf
    Professor You Lie, currently on academic leave from the Chicago School of Bureaucratic Socialism, last night arrogantly delivered his usual cookie-cutter Keynesianism Socialist Lecture Number 14.6T to a partial Joint Session of Congress. Judging by the long faces of the assembled Democrats, I sensed an air of defeat. Had their guy thrown in the towel? It was a very tense 32 minutes for them as You Lie brought up the painful subjects of "dismantling the Government," "not raising taxes on anyone during their lifetime," (I guess they could make it retroactive, but I'm not a lawyer), "no more earmarks," and...

    09/07/2011 10:57:23 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 3 replies
    Vanity/Opinion | September 8, 2011 | Graewoulf
    Back in the day, Frankie sat by his cuddly fire and opined about "Fear" and the glowing virtues of his and Ellie's New Deal. He was a great orator - - - . Ah , those were the days! Today, The New Deal has successfully bankrupted America AND we still have a great orator! Yes, indeedy! Professor You Lie is on hand to wax poetic on the updated agenda of this day: that golden, luxurious solver of all problems - - - ABUNDANT DEBT! Oh, joy! Oh, Rapture! But wait! There is evil all around us - - - ....
  • Will 300 Billion Dollars in Zero's 9-8-11 Speech be Enough to STRESS TEST The New Budget Ceiling?

    09/07/2011 12:43:37 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 8 replies
    Vanity/ Opinion | September 7, 2011 | Graewoulf
    Question of the day that the Liberal Intelligentsia Elite Media will never ask is will Zero go "All In"and break the Bank? Or just slowly bleed America into becoming a third world country that can be more easily ruled?
  • Bank-Bashing-Bolshevik Obama Prepares for his 9-8-11 Pretty Jobs Speech.

    09/06/2011 8:39:58 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 24 replies
    Vanity/Commonsense | September 6, 2011 | Graewoulf
    Surrounded by his lap-dogs of the left, Professor You Lie picks up the rough draft of his 9-8-11 speech. It is a tense moment: will authors Porky Pelosi and Reid-in-the-wind hear their words, or the pretty words of You Lie? The silence is deafening! Quickly laying down the rough draft, You Lie says: " People will tell you that I am a "bank-bashing-Bolshevik." If that is the case, then why am I creating the National Infastructure Bank? People will tell you that James Hoffa, Junior yesterday made a speech attacking the Taxed Enough Already Party. That is not what I...
  • Is Zero's 9-8-11 Speech The Last Pretty Speech of the Frankie & Ellie "New Deal" Abomination?

    09/05/2011 3:04:57 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 4 replies
    Vanity/Opinion | September 5, 2011 | Graewoulf
    'Frankie and Ellie weren't sweethearts, but oh how they did hate the USA. They stuck in to us back then while chatting, by the fire of the of The New Deal, on display.' Yes indeed, THE NEW DEAL! To bad the unemployment rate was still 20 % when Pearl Harbor blew up. It would have been one data point to support ol' John Maynard Keynes and his style of Socialism. Did he ever visit America? Probably not. KM* never visited Russia. Both were Brits - - - . Anyway, we damn sure aren't going to get a positive data point...
  • Cause of the Debt Ceiling "Mess": Overspending by Zero, or slow RINO "Bipartisan" Cave-In?

    09/04/2011 12:56:26 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 12 replies
    MSNBC Tv | September 4, 2011 | Ron Insana
    At 10:52 AM ET this morning, while preparing my helpful speech tips for Zero's "9-8-jobs-can-wait" speech I heard Ron Insana, ( no, neither "a" has a long prononciation), say the following: " - - - the mess that we saw over the debt ceiling debate - - -." In the L.I.E. Media, perception IS reality. To me, IMHBACO, the debt ceiling was a PROBLEM because Zero had spent to much of my grandchildren's future paychecks. The "Mess" was that the spineless RINOS made their typical Bipartisan Cave-In deal to "cut" only the projected, hypothetical spending increases, which meant squandering, AGAIN,...
  • What are the Top Ten Statements That Should Be Included In Zero's "Jobs Speech" on 9-8-2011?

    09/04/2011 11:55:05 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 66 replies
    Vanity/Opinion | September 4, 2011 | Graewoulf
    The forces of Zero's Keynesianism and the tattered remnants of the Free Market proponents meet on 9-8-2011 to hear Zero arrogantly announce how HE plans to buy "jobs" with MY grandchildren's future paychecks. It will be an auspicious occasion I'm sure. Since I plan to watch The Packers whup up on the enemy, I though we could help Ol' Zero improve his " 9-8-jobs-can-wait" speech by including a few things that might, could work, and give us time to watch some FOOTBALL! All the L.I.E. Media wants to talk or write about is what Zero is going to say. At...
  • Gov. Perry’s ‘Seven Breakthrough Solutions’ -- bad business, undermine meaning of a university

    07/25/2011 1:16:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    "Gov. Rick Perry’s ‘Seven Breakthrough Solutions’ would make for bad business, undermine meaning of a university" Last week, lawmakers in Texas were embroiled over a series of reforms – boldly named the “Seven Breakthrough Solutions” – proposed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. The governor’s wildly optimistic proposals seek to implement a business-like model for the Texas state university system to optimize efficiency by measuring student satisfaction, while pinning the blame squarely on professors. The proposals sound great, until you realize the “Seven Breakthrough Solutions” are hardly breakthroughs and barely solutions. In light of rapidly dissipating state support for public higher...
  • The Fed Audit

    07/21/2011 7:12:32 PM PDT · by VideoDoctor · 20 replies
    Senator Bernie Sanders Website ^ | July 21, 2011 | Bernie Sanders
    The first top-to-bottom audit of the Federal Reserve uncovered eye-popping new details about how the U.S. provided a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks and businesses during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. An amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders to the Wall Street reform law passed one year ago this week directed the Government Accountability Office to conduct the study. "As a result of this audit, we now know that the Federal Reserve provided more than $16 trillion in total financial assistance to some of the largest financial institutions and corporations...
  • Old College Try (Rick Perry & higher education)

    06/29/2011 4:27:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | April 2011 | Paul Burka
    Rick Perry is waging an undeclared war on higher education—in particular, on the state’s two flagship institutions, the University of Texas and his own alma mater, Texas A&M. He has delegated higher education policy to the Texas Public Policy Foundation, an Austin-based conservative think tank, which has produced an ideological blueprint for how the state’s universities should be governed. The objectives are accountability, transparency, and productivity. Several of the TPPF’s recommendations have already been put into practice at Texas A&M. UT has resisted so far, but the administrators I spoke with believe the battle is likely to be a losing...
  • Why the power of the mighty Federal Reserve is finally on the wane

    04/29/2011 2:34:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph. UK ^ | April 29, 2011 | Jeremy Warner
    An unprecedented press conference was held in Washington on Wednesday – one that should have been convened a long time ago. And no, it wasn't the one to announce publication of Barack Obama's birth certificate, but rather the first of its kind by the US Federal Reserve. Believe it or not, the Fed has never before made itself directly answerable to the fourth estate for its monetary policy decisions. Accountability and explanation have instead been pursued through official statements, speech-giving, congressional committees and selective background briefings. After nearly 100 years at the helm of the US economy, the Fed has...