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  • Bernanke Twists Again Like He Did Last Summer ($267B) – But Will It Help?

    06/20/2012 12:44:03 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/20/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Today, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke peeked around the corner and sang “Let’s Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer. Oh, let’s Twist again, Twisting time is here.” Not really of course. But The Fed did announced that they are extending Operation Twist until the end of the year. And Twist will be increased to $267 billion. No MBS stimulus either, so Agency MBS slumped today. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker voted against the committee’s action on Wednesday because he “opposed continuation of the maturity extension program,” according to the statement. Lacker has dissented at all four FOMC...
  • Obamacare Nation (vanity)

    06/20/2012 12:41:14 PM PDT · by hecht · 1 replies
    It's bad enough that we have to suffer with this program, but now our tax dollars are paying for Obamacare commercials on "Hannity" We are going to hell.
  • Obama's Story: It's A Blunderful Life

    06/20/2012 11:41:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • American Citizens: Just Doormats For Illegals

    06/20/2012 11:18:13 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies ^ | June 20, 2012 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    Once again, we are seeing the hundred year war against America by progressive liberals bear fruit. It is always the same story. We saw it recently with the bank collapse. Progressive liberals, starting with Jimmy Carter, ordered banks to make home loans to people that had no hope of paying off the mortgages. The slow trickle of loss became an avalanche under Bill Clinton, as he and Janet Reno enforced draconian penalties on the banks, forcing their continued forced “charity” to those that had no intention of paying back their loans. The result was the collapse of America’s housing market...
  • Theodore Roosevelt's anti-constitutional progressivism

    06/20/2012 11:15:18 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In Theodore Roosevelt's Autobiography,(page 372) he writes the following: I declined to adopt the view that what was imperatively necessary for the Nation could not be done by the President unless he could find some specific authorization to do it. My belief was that it was not only his right but his duty to do anything that the needs of the Nation demanded unless such action was forbidden by the Constitution or by the laws. Under this interpretation of executive power I did and caused to be done many things not previously done by the President and the heads of...
  • Captured Irish Mobster Whitey Bulger Exonerates Convicted FBI Agent John Connolly

    06/20/2012 11:05:56 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/20/12 | Friends of Ours
    Following the apprehension of Whitey Bulger after years on the lam many dirty cops, corrupt politicians and wise guys in Boston, MA no doubt are sweating bullets over whether the mob boss and FBI informant will drop their names to prosecutors. However, Bulger's former FBI handler John Connolly may have been exonerated by the Irish mobster. Connolly was convicted in November 2008 by a Florida jury for setting into motion the 1982 murder of World Jai Alai president John B. Callahan by Bulger's Winter Hill gang, and now serving a 40-year sentenced the former G-man says that the mob boss...
  • Food Stamp Nation (vanity)

    06/20/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by hecht · 30 replies
    Has anyone else noticed the food stamp ads on the radio. I guess Obama need smote parasites on the dole at taxpayer expense. Aren't you glad that you work. I have no issue with a safety net for the truly needy, but to condone parasitical behavior is obscene.
  • JEC Dems Push Fraudulent Tax Study, Washington Post Buys It

    06/20/2012 10:30:12 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-06-20 | Ryan Ellis
    There is a breathless article in today's Washington Post by Lori Montgomery detailing a study by JEC Democrat staff of the House GOP budget's tax reform plan. The headline of the report is that the tax plan, if implemented, would be a net tax hike for middle and upper-middle income households, and a giant tax cut for high income households. The only problem is that the analysis contains a fatal flaw that Lori Montgomery should have seen. The fact that she did not is troubling, to say the least. The House GOP budget empowers the Ways and Means Committee to...
  • School Union Demands Members Bank Account, Credit Card Numbers to Guarantee Dues Payments

    06/20/2012 10:02:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/20/2012 | Tom Gantert
    A union president's letter shows one school employee union planned to handle automatic dues collection of its members by demanding full payment at the start of the year or requiring its members to give a checking or savings account number or credit card for automatic monthly withdrawals. Debbie Bence, president of the Plymouth-Canton Cafeteria Association, sent a letter to her union members on June 4 stating that the dues had to be paid as a condition of employment.
  • Fed Extends TWIST Through End Of 2012, Prepared To Take Further Action, Market Unhappy

    06/20/2012 9:45:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 6-20-12 | Tyler Durden
    As always, Goldman Corzined anyone who listened to its call that an epic QE is coming. Fed did the worst possible outcome for risk- merely extended Twist, just as the credit market predicted it would 3 weeks ago: FED SAYS IT IS PREPARED TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION `AS APPROPRIATE FED TWIST EXTENSION TO SWAP $267 BLN OF TREASURIES BY END 2012 FED TO SELL OR REDEEM `EQUAL AMOUNT' DEBT DUE 3 YEARS OR LESS FED TO BUY TREASURIES DUE IN 6 TO 30 YEARS AT `CURRENT PACE' FED SAYS EMPLOYMENT GROWTH `HAS SLOWED' FED SAYS INFLATION HAS DECLINED, REFLECTING OIL...
  • Scheming consigliere Eric Holder defies Republican leadership, welches on promise of "good faith"

    06/20/2012 9:29:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/20/2012 | Doug Book
    Years as an avid, hands on “facilitator” for corrupt Democrat presidents have taught Attorney General Eric Holder that contempt and cynicism are the best weapons against annoying Republicans in search of facts. In yesterday’s eagerly anticipated meeting with Darrell Issa, Holder did exactly what anyone familiar with the arrogant racketeer might expect. He ignored vows he made to the Republican Congressman about bringing the matter of Fast and Furious to “an amicable resolution” by demanding today’s scheduled House contempt of congress vote be cancelled before any of his Department’s subpoenaed Fast and Furious documents would be handed over to the...
  • The President MUST Be Involved in an Issue to Invoke Executive Privilege

    06/20/2012 9:22:55 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/20/2012 | Snarky Basterd
    By now, you probably know that President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege to stall Congress' attempt to get Attorney General Eric Holder to fork over documents in the Fast and Furious Scandal. You probably also know, by now, that Obama explicitly spoke out against executive privilege before he was president, saying "the American people need to know what's going on," in yet another classic "do as I say, not as I do" moment brought to you by the first dictator in the history of the United States. But did you know the president has to be involved in a situation...
  • Savannah Guthrie Photographed Two Different Birth Certificates

    06/20/2012 8:49:32 AM PDT · by chatter4 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 20, 2012 | Chatter4
    Savannah Guthrie posted two pictures she took of Obama's long form Birth Certificate, but, it can be clearly seen that she photographed two different documents.
  • WHAT DOES A BAD POLL PROVE? (Bloomberg Poll showing 64% approve Obama's immigration decree is bogus)

    06/20/2012 8:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 06/20/2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    What Does A Bad Poll Prove? Nothing. Yesterday’s Bloomberg News poll is getting a lot of publicity, mainly for its purported finding that respondents approve of President Obama’s immigration decree by a 64-30 margin. But the poll had numerous other findings that cheered Democrats, as indicated by Bloomberg’s own headline: “Obama Leads In Poll As Voters View Romney As Out Of Touch.” And, in fact, in yesterday’s survey supposed likely voters favored Obama over Mitt Romney by a remarkable 13 points, 53-40. This result is obviously an outlier, but that hasn’t prevented it from being widely repeated and commented upon....
  • If You Want to Save SS, Medicare and Medicaid, Stop Trying to Save SS, Medicare, and Medicaid

    06/20/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-20-12 | Brother Bob
    The title of this post might send some conservative heads spinning, but as my faithful readers know I'm going somewhere with this. To varying degrees conservatives have tried to and continue to try to reform our entitlement programs that in their present form are simply unsustainable. Proposals for change get thrown around, but nothing truly meaningful actually happens. When our last President Bush tried to use his momentum from a hard fought re-election to reform Social Security, leftists rallied to defeat the extremist idea of letting young people choose to take responsibility for their own retirement funds. Paul Ryan...
  • Obama Joins Holder In Contemptuous Cover-up

    06/20/2012 8:12:49 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 6 replies ^ | 06/20/12 | CaroleL
    When it comes to the government's Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation, Attorney General Eric Holder is running out of places to hide. But now he has President Barack Obama aiding and abetting his efforts to keep the truth about the program from both Congress and the American people. Facing a House committee vote today on whether he is in contempt of Congress for not turning over requested documents, the desperate Mr. Holder sent a letter to the White House today requesting that the president, " assert executive privilege over the identified documents." And Mr. Obama has complied.
  • Rio +20 Earth Summit: Wandering Through the People’s Summit

    06/20/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 2 replies ^ | 6/20/2012 | Ronald Bailey
    Rio de Janeiro—The People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice at the Rio +20 Earth Summit sprawls through the beautiful Flamengo Park that curves along the lovely beach at Guanabara Bay. Giant tents in the park house five chief plenary discussions and scores of smaller tents shelter a wide variety of earnest discussions about the perfidy of corporations in this age of late capitalism. As it happens, I just caught the tail-end of a speech at the Energy Plenary by an American black woman who urged the audience to fight for “economic, social, gender, and erotic justice.” Evidently fearing that...
  • Obama Tries to Protect Holder With Executive Privilege

    06/20/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-20-2012 | MOTUS
    ...Butt getting back to the violence in Rahm’s Chicagoland: can you believe it? 7 dead, 35 wounded - just last weekend! I know it has nothing to do with the fact that the Illinois, unlike almost every other state, makes it nearly impossible to own a gun…unless you’re a criminal. Is it any wonder that our Attorney General wants to demonstrate that all those guns coming in from Mexico (or is that the other way around? I get confused) via the Fast and Furious program are reason enough to eliminate that pesky Second Amendment right to bear arms. And Ricky...
  • Federal Government to Audit Tens of Thousands of Schools for Tech Deployment

    06/20/2012 7:25:03 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | June 20, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. government is embarking upon an audit of over 35,000 public schools in order to assess the extent of educational technology deployment—the extent of deployment, that is, in schools across The Philippines. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday announced that it awarded a $280,000 contract to carry out the project, formally known as “Understanding the State of the Art of Information and Communications Technology for Education (ICT4E) in the Philippines – An Assessment.” The award (#AID-492-C-12-00006) went to the Filipino firm Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development, Inc. (FIT-ED), a Makati City, Philippines-based non-profit organization. The...
  • Hey Mitt: If You Want To WIN, You're Going To Need Marco Rubio

    06/20/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 78 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Consensus seems to be voter enthusiasm and turnout will likely decide the race...  and this kid brings all that in spades Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite in policy on every issue I'm aware of, the thing that makes the young senator such a force in today's GOP is the impressive communication skills: imho Gipper-esque as well. What we need more than anything are great communicators on the right to sell the conservative agenda to a weary and confused electorate. As campaign attack dog, a VP candidate Rubio would be perfect- he's more conservative and...