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  • Paul Ryan Takes Apart Obamacare in 6 Minutes

    08/17/2012 9:02:07 AM PDT · by Baynative · 29 replies
    GooberTheUncouth You Tube Video ^ | August 11,2012 | blogger
    This video I got last night is an excellent example of why Obama and the media fear Paul Ryan.
  • The Steep Cost of US Dairy Programs

    08/17/2012 8:50:57 AM PDT · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-14 | Laurel Kays
    As the all but certain September fight over the 2012 Farm Bill looms, Americans would do well to remember that despite the happy, “Got Milk” images we associate with dairy products, in every purchase of milk, cheese, yogurt, and other such products is an extra cost incurred by the government’s irresponsible dairy programs. These outdated programs inflate prices and put taxpayers on the hook for expensive subsidies while largely benefitting large-scale, high income farm operations. US dairy policy is made up of a complicated set of programs which work both to create steady demand and to raise prices for dairy...
  • Lower expected turnout, Youth vote shift toward Romney and his own tv ads hurting Obama

    08/17/2012 8:48:38 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies ^ | August 17, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    According to new USA Today/Suffolk University poll the voter turnout next November will be around 1.6% less than it was in 2008. The survey found, “Most of the non-voters would choose Barack Obama over Mitt Romney…” A noted political “expert” thinks Independents will be chased away from the polls by the extremely negative campaigning from Barack Obama and the Democrats, and that is their goal. He opines, “One of the reasons the Democrats have been so much more negative thus far this year is that they are just trying to keep the independents at home because the polls suggest there...
  • Environmental Group Exaggerates Number of Jobs 'Green' Energy Mandate Would Create

    08/17/2012 8:38:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/17/2012 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Environmental Council exaggerated in a press release the number of jobs that would be created by the renewable energy ballot proposal when it erroneously cited how a Michigan State University report calculated jobs. The Michigan Environmental Council’s press release said that the Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs renewable energy ballot proposal would create 74,495 jobs. However, the report never said it would create 74,495 jobs, but instead said it would create that many "job years." It's an important distinction in economic analysis that the MSU report acknowledges. For example, a person hired by a green company who worked for...
  • Occupiers storm Obama campaign headquarters in Oakland and Portland, scuffle with staffers (video)

    In a coordinated effort (and we leave how coordinated and with whom to your imagination), Occupy Oakland and Occupy Portland stormed Obama campaign headquarters in their respective cities in Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon.
  • Romney Doesn't Trust Obama...Do You Blame Him?

    08/17/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-17-12 | Curt
    Who in their right mind would believe Obama and pals?"Thanks for the note" -- but no thanks. That was the response Friday from the Romney team after Obama's campaign manager tried once again to wrench more tax documents from the Republican president candidate, this time by offering to refrain from criticizing Mitt Romney's transparency if he agrees to release five more years of returns. Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades wrote a brief email to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina dismissing the offer. "Thanks for the note. It is clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor...
  • Social Security Admin Buys 174000 Hollow Point Bullets: Border Patrol Armed with Bean Bags

    08/17/2012 7:47:47 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 28 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-16-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The short story is the Social Security Administration (SSA) has 295 special agents working in 66 offices throughout the U.S. They have full authority to be armed. Standard issue is ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacked hollow point pistol ammunition." These agents investigate allegations of Social Security fraud and respond to threats against Social Security offices, employees and customers...but they cannot stop sending checks to dead people or other unworthy recipients. Hollow points won't stop the theft of my Social Security. We can feel safe though, as each agent now has almost 600 rounds of his very own. National Oceanic...
  • Biden’s ‘good friend,’ donor receives $20M federal loan to open foreign luxury car dealership

    08/17/2012 7:45:06 AM PDT · by muffaletaman · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/17/2012 | Christopher Bedford
    "In late July, John Hynansky — a longtime friend of Vice President Joe Biden, and a major donor to Biden’s campaigns as well as President Barack Obama’s — was awarded a $20 million taxpayer loan to build a foreign-car dealership in Ukraine." --- "...the revelation that Biden’s “very good friend” and donor, John Hynansky, received a taxpayer loan to open a business selling foreign luxury cars in a foreign country using foreign labor stands in stark contrast to the Obama-Biden 2012 campaign charges that the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign stands for breaks for big business and shipping American jobs overseas."
  • President Obama's "Transparency" Applies mainly to National Intelligence.

    08/17/2012 7:21:46 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 16, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Anyone interested in the security of our nation should spend twenty-two minutes watching this You Tube presentation. It's excellent. Inadvertent leaks of sources and methods are bad. They are vile and beneath contempt when for political purposes. The Administration's leaks could have had no non-political purpose.This You Tube video entitled Dishonorable Disclosures takes twenty-two minutes to watch, not counting loading time. As noted on Power Line yesterday, It is dynamite: the production values are excellent, and the message is overpowering. The video is 22 minutes long, but trust me: it is riveting, and goes fast. You should watch the whole...
  • Run, Joe. Run!

    08/17/2012 6:37:08 AM PDT · by Arcy · 9 replies
    American Crossroads ^ | 8/17/2012 | American Crossroads
    This is the best campaign ad I've seen thus far and we need many more like this. I will be sending this PAC some CASH! It's both accurate and hilarious!
  • Detroit Water and Sewage Department Shows Problem With Government Unions

    08/17/2012 6:07:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    There’s something rotten in the state of Detroit Water and Sewage Department operations. A new report by the independent firm EMA out of St. Paul, Minn., shows massive overspending and recommends that four out of every five jobs be outsourced or eliminated. Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor at the Detroit Free Press, observes that this entity has become a jobs program run for the benefit of its employees, not taxpayers and water consumers: For years, hundreds of thousands of metro Detroiters have been paying millions of dollars for what they thought was water. Instead, they were funding jobs at the...
  • Why Ethanol Subsidies And Mandates Are A Bad Idea For America

    08/17/2012 3:50:36 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 5 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/17/12 | LD Jackson
    Someone needs to explain to me why we are still hyping ethanol as the savior of the economy and as the greatest energy product since sliced bread. I was reading a post by Country Thinker that already had me thinking about this. That was followed up by an article on Fox News. For years, the American taxpayer has been subsidizing ethanol, to the tune of about $6 billion each year. For those of you who don't understand what that really means, here is a translation. We have propped up an industry to make it profitable for those who are producing...
  • Interesting Zot with Tons of Subjects!!

  • [March 20, 2012] Lyin' Ryan Is At It Again (Budget)

    08/17/2012 1:37:55 AM PDT · by RaisingCain · 7 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 03/20/2012 | Karl Denninger
    Lyin' Ryan Is At It Again (Budget) By Karl Denninger (03/20/2012) These guys never quit. Ryan's "budget proposal" is out once again, just like last year. And just like last year he's lying again. Let's count the lies: Repeals President’s health care law; Advances bipartisan solutions that take power away from government bureaucrats and put patients in control; No disruption for those in or near retirement; Ensures a strengthened Medicare program for future generations, with less support given to the wealthy and more assistance for the poor and the sick Then Medicare still goes bankrupt. The fact of the matter...
  • Chicago spends 90K per year on each of 200 employees to spend most of the day doing nothing

    08/16/2012 11:24:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 17, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Full title: Chicago government spends $90,000 per year on each of 200 employees to spend most of their “work” time sitting around doing nothing The Chicago Sun-Times reports: … the $18 million question… why City Hall tolerates having 200 motor truck drivers “paid to do nothing” but drive crews to their work sites and wait in the vehicle until they finish.A Teamsters Union contract that runs until June 2017 prohibits the city from transferring certain driver responsibilities to other employees, except during emergencies. Nor is the city allowed to sub-contract services in a way that would trigger driver layoffs.Inspector General...
  • Soft Despotism, Hungry Children, and $600 Fines

    08/16/2012 8:34:24 PM PDT · by Sark · 5 replies
    Every problem seems to require a government solution in modern America. This is a clear departure from our nation's early history, as described by French historian and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville. In his famous work, Democracy in America, Tocqueville marvels at the American tendency to embrace voluntary associations in order to solve our problems. "Americans of all ages, all conditions, all minds constantly unite. ...Americans use associations to give fêtes, to found seminaries, to build inns, to raise churches, to distribute books, to send missionaries to the antipodes; in this manner they create hospitals, prisons, schools. ...Everywhere that, at...
  • VA Dem Doug Wilder at Romney Fundraiser

    08/16/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/16/2012 | Matthew
    A potentially large change of events as former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder appeared at a Romney fundraiser today. This came after his criticism of Joe Biden for his "chains" comments the other day. According to Pajamas Media, Wilder (D-VA) was a surprise guest and was introduced by current Governor Bob McDonnell at the fundraiser in Richmond, VA. Wilder had said that slavery was not something for Biden to joke about:
  • Marc Rich, Pollard, Holder

    08/16/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT · by idov · 3 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Dov Ivry
    Twelve years ago Eric Holder enabled the pardon of Marc Rich, the biggest tax thief in history, at Israel's request, instead of Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy now in his 27th year in prison. Now Israel is pushing for Pollard. It's again Holder's turn to call the shot. Don't think Pollard will get thumbs up from Holder as Rich did. Holder only does favors for four groups now as I explain below in my blog entry. (Only partly tongue in cheek.) Then there’s Eric (“the Unconscionable”) Holder, the guy who’s supposed to make the call. To get Holder to recommend...
  • On Kudlow Ed Klein just claimed that 2 wks ago Jarrett offered Hillery VP slot (vanity)

    08/16/2012 5:21:45 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 83 replies
    (seen on CNBC's Kudlow program) | August 16, 2012 | self
    Joe Klein (author of "The Amateur")said his sources in the Clinton camp told him that Jarrett invited Hillary to lunch two weeks ago and asked her if she would accept the VP slot to replace Biden. Hillary refused to encourage an offer. Klein said that Bill and Jarrett (and it is assumed Michelle and Barry) were for it, but Hillary figured that if Obama lost, she would be finished and she wanted to preserve her options for 2016.
  • Obama The Devourer

    08/16/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-16-12 | The Looking Spoon
    For those not well versed in Marvel Comics get your crash course on this randomness here.