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  • Delusional Democrats Who Lied About Border Security Called Out in a Video So Absurd It’s Hilarious

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    IJR Review ^ | 7/18/14 | Jennifer Van Laar
    The Washington Free Beacon has put together a greatest hits compilation of the Democrats’ border security quotes. Why would the Democrats continuously insist that the border is secure? Perhaps because Republicans insist on having a secure border before discussing any type of immigration reform legislation. Democrats don’t think people will catch up to this at some point? The PR game that carried Obama – health care lies and all – to the White House is showing significant signs of incompetent wear and tear lately…
  • Meltdown: Border Patrol Agents Test Positive for Diseases Brought In by the Flood of Illegal Aliens

    06/27/2014 10:32:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Let’s just tick through what’s going on on the border. Whether it’s accidental or by DACA design, the US-Mexico border is being overrun with illegal aliens from Central America. Mexico was once known for its tough handling of its southern border with Belize and Guatemala. Not anymore. At least 52,000 illegal aliens have managed to cross Mexico and reach the US border in the past few months. Many of them are kids. Some of them are hardcore criminals. With Hizballah known to be active in South America and Mexico, who knows who else may be using this moment to slip...
  • Lack of regulation of fast food fueling obesity epidemic, study says

    02/03/2014 11:14:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 3, 2014 | Reuters
    <p>Governments could slow or even reverse the growing obesity epidemic if they introduced more regulation into the global market for fast foods such as burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, researchers said on Monday.</p> <p>A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that if governments took firmer action, they could start to prevent people becoming overweight and obese - conditions with serious long-term consequences such as diabetes, heart diseases and cancer.</p>
  • Essential: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis (9-28-2008)

    09/30/2013 8:45:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9/23/13 | Trevor Loudon
    Five years ago, Jim Simpson informed America of the grand conspiratorial sabotage presenting Barack Obama for the United States Presidency. That is, he presented much more than we already knew, to those who were already awake, aware, alarmed, and looking for more. And we have all continued to tell those who have not been willfully, unrepentantly, and fatally ignorant. This article also introduced to many the very old, Marxist and fascist (some would say Illuminist and Jacobin) strategy of collapsing a nation’s economy through government obligations and debt, recently reprised as the “Cloward-Piven strategy.” Whether reviewing or reading for the...
  • The Coming Welfare Wave

    05/01/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/01/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    The Gang of Eight’s immigration bill could make illegal immigrants eligible for state and local welfare benefits almost immediately after it is passed, according to Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), one of the proposal’s leading critics. Further, he contends, some particular categories of amnestied immigrants and their relatives would be eligible for federal benefits long before the 13-year waiting period usually cited by the bill’s advocates, such as Senator Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.), who challenged Sessions’s argument in a press release on Tuesday. These are just a couple of reasons why Sessions and others are calling on the Gang of...
  • Email tells feds to make sequester as painful as promised

    03/05/2013 7:07:00 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House announced Tuesday that it is canceling tours of the president’s home for the foreseeable future as the sequester spending cuts begin to bite and the administration makes good on its warnings of painful decisions. Announcement of the decision — made in an email from the White House Visitors Office — came hours after The Washington Times reported on another administration email that seemed to show at least one agency has been instructed to make sure the cuts are as painful as President Obama promised they would be.
  • The Mess and how Obama inherited it

    06/19/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT · by tankrlm · 26 replies
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    The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
  • Skip the falsehoods, Mr. President, and give us a plan (from Milbank and WaPo no less!)

    06/15/2012 4:23:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/14/2012 | Dana Milbank
    I had high hopes for President Obama’s speech on the economy. But instead of going to Ohio on Thursday with a compelling plan for the future, the president gave Americans a falsehood wrapped in a fallacy. The falsehood is that he has been serious about cutting government spending. The fallacy is that this election will be some sort of referendum that will break the logjam in Washington. Fallacy first. “Both parties have laid out their policies on the table for all to see,” Obama said. “What’s holding us back is a stalemate in Washington between two fundamentally different views of...
  • Levin: Obama 'Is The Commander-in-Chief In the War Against The Private Sector'

    06/12/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    On his show last night, Mark Levin said that President Barack Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the war on the private sector. Levin discussed the lack of U.S. jobs and pointed to a number of disappointing economic statistics. “I want you to look around you. I want you to think about family members and friends and co-workers. Many of you look at your own situation. Look at the situation of your children. Think how prices are rising, costs are rising. But, for most people income is flat – if not, losing ground.” “There are 23 million unemployed or underemployed today."...
  • Obama: GOP not for 'good of the country'

    06/06/2012 8:12:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | June 6, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Democrats and Republicans used to think "about the good of the country and the future" but "that's changed on the other side." Speaking Wednesday to an audience at a fundraiser in San Francisco, Obama said he and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney offer voters "two fundamentally contrasting visions" for America -- and he said Romney and congressional Republicans represent a departure from the GOP of 2008, when he defeated Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the general election. "The character of the party and the Republicans in Congress had...
  • Obama Economist Solution: Borrow More Money

    06/06/2012 7:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | David Mitchell
    Writing in today’s Washington Post, former Obama economist Larry Summers put forth the strange hypothesis that more red ink would improve the federal government’s long-run fiscal position. This sounds like an excuse for more Keynesian spending as part of another so-called stimulus plan, but Summers claims to have a much more modest goal of prudent financial management.And if we assume there’s no hidden agenda, what he’s proposing isn’t unreasonable.But before floating his idea, Summers starts with some skepticism about more easy-money policy from the Fed. Many in the United States and Europe are arguing for further quantitative easing to bring...
  • Obama, FDR Set Modern Records for GDP Spending

    06/06/2012 6:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama said: "Since I've been president, federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years." And then he said, "Think about that." I went to the White House website to see what sort of historical light the data published by Obama's Office of Management and Budget would shine on his fiscal record. The data says this: Since fiscal 1930, the earliest year for which the government has made official calculation, only two presidents have spent 24 percent or more of GDP for three or more straight fiscal years that started while they were president. They...
  • "Is GOP trying to Sabotage Economy to Hurt Obama?”

    05/21/2012 9:21:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 20. 2012 | John Hinderaker
    That’s the headline on yesterday's AP story by Charles Babington. The headline appeared on the main Yahoo page, which is far more heavily trafficked than any newspaper, and was picked up, based on a Google News search, by several hundred newspapers.*snip* The idea was to attribute plausibility to what is in fact a laughable suggestion. In order to effect the economy, Republicans would have to 1) enact policies that would do one or the other, or 2) block the Democrats from enacting policies that would do one or the other. The Republicans haven’t enacted anything since the Democrats took control...
  • New Video “If I Wanted America to Fail…” Exposes Democrat Plan to Destroy America

    04/24/2012 4:53:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 24,2012 | Jim Hoft
    This powerful video exposing the Democrat Party’s plans for America is making the rounds on the internet. –You must watch this video– http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CZ-4gnNz0vc
  • AMERICA’S DEBT BOMB: WORSE THAN EUROPE’S

    It has been said many times in recent months that we aren’t Greece. Now it will start to be said that we aren’t Spain. Both propositions are certainly true. (For one thing, Spain elected its socialist government in 2004, thus getting a head start on us.) But if we compare America’s debt crisis to Europe’s as a whole, how do we stack up? The Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee did the math and produced this graphic, which shows that the U.S. is now deeper in debt than the entire Eurozone, plus the United Kingdom. UPDATE: Mark Steyn thinks I...
  • Freddie Mac Loses $4.4B in Third Quarter, Requests $6B More From Treasury

    11/03/2011 10:20:35 AM PDT · by ETL · 43 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | November 03, 2011 | Associated Press
    Government-controlled mortgage giant Freddie Mac has requested $6 billion in additional aid after posting a wider loss in the third quarter. Freddie Mac said Thursday that it lost $4.4 billion, or $1.86 per share, in the July-September quarter. That compares with a loss of $4.1 billion, or $1.25 a share, in the same quarter of 2010. This quarter's $6 billion request from taxpayers is the largest since April 2010.
  • Obama's Anti-Capitalist Nostrums Demoralizing to the Economy

    10/09/2011 4:30:47 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 9 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | October 8, 2011 | Larry Kudlow
    Team Obama is out and about mourning a “double-dip recession,” while Fed head Ben Bernanke is warning of a faltering economy. I have described the current economic environment as the front end of a recession. But Obama’s attack on millionaires and billionaires, his new war on bank profits, his linking arms with the anti-capitalist protesters in New York, and his big-government stimulus plan will surely not solve this crisis. ... Here’s the real silliness of all this. The Obama plan would permanently raise tax rates in order to pay for a temporary tax cut. In other words, taxes are going...
  • Creative Destructionism

    10/08/2011 7:24:37 AM PDT · by Vintage Freeper · 13 replies
    Free Republic | 10/08/2011 | Publius
    Creative Destructionism    Capitalism has been described as "creative destructionism". Market Based Management (MBM) is a management system built on the logical framework of Austrian economic theory. The path of evolution of a politically effective plan built around the ideas of liberty more closely resembled the creative destructionism of capitalism than a well-organized management plan, but the finished product can readily be described in the terms used to describe MBM. As part of the Great Debate that defines the advantages of capitalism over the liabilities of socialism, one of the primary goals of our politically effective plan is to help people...
  • Obama says Republicans would 'cripple' America

    09/26/2011 6:07:17 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 24 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/26/11 | Stephen Collinson
    President Barack Obama will fulfill his vow to sell his jobs plan in the four corners of America Monday, after warning a Republican win in 2012 elections could "cripple" the country. Obama was to appear in a town-hall style meeting sponsored by executive social network LinkedIn in San Jose, before tapping donors in Democratic strongholds in San Diego and Los Angeles. Faced with a recalcitrant Congress and Republicans who accuse him of waging class warfare over his call to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires, Obama told supporters Sunday to brace for a "tough" reelection campaign.
  • The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Manufactured Crisis [Obama's strategy for destroying the economy]

    09/19/2011 5:29:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 29 replies
    frontpage.americandaughter.com ^ | August 31, 2008 | Jim Simpson
    Liberals self-righteously wrap themselves in the mantle of public spirit. They ardently promote policies promising to deliver the poor and oppressed from their latest misery — policies which can only find solution in the halls of government. But no matter what issue one examines, over the last fifty plus years, the liberal prescription has almost always been a failure.Why is this so? Why does virtually every liberal scheme result in ever-increasing public spending while conditions seem to get continually worse? There are a number of reasons: The programs usually create adverse incentives. This is especially true in so-called “anti-poverty” programs....
  • The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Manufactured Crisis [Obama's strategy for destroying the economy]

    09/18/2011 8:16:34 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    frontpage.americandaughter.com ^ | August 31, 2008 | Jim Simpson
    Liberals self-righteously wrap themselves in the mantle of public spirit. They ardently promote policies promising to deliver the poor and oppressed from their latest misery — policies which can only find solution in the halls of government. But no matter what issue one examines, over the last fifty plus years, the liberal prescription has almost always been a failure.Why is this so? Why does virtually every liberal scheme result in ever-increasing public spending while conditions seem to get continually worse? There are a number of reasons: The programs usually create adverse incentives. This is especially true in so-called “anti-poverty” programs....
  • MY LETTER TO MY REPS RE: THE DEBT CEILING & BUDGET

    07/28/2011 4:30:23 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 33 replies · 1+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | July 28, 2011 | Jeff Head
    Senator Crapo, Senator Risch, Representative Labrador, July 28, 2011 RE: The budgetary/financial crisis CC: Representative Simpson I’m sending this letter to my elected representatives of Idaho at the National level. First, I am a 55 year old man who has worked my whole life. I have owned my own businesses and worked in industry for over 35 years, as an individual contributor up to Directing large operations for private companies in organizations of over 150 people and controlling revenue streams of over 250 million dollars, and as a business owner. I tell you this to let you know that...
  • Big Trouble in the Little Social Security Payroll Tax Cut

    03/25/2011 1:22:56 PM PDT · by unspun · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | 3/25/2011 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Those of you still collecting a paycheck should have noticed an increase in what you took home starting in January of 2011. Unless you got a raise, you might not notice the difference. However, we did, and when my husband asked the payroll department at his company what caused the difference, all they could tell him was the tax rates were different. Of course I immediately wondered what was done, but could find no answers. Then my husband came across a small article in our local paper taken from the Wall Street Journal that told about the social security rate...
  • The Left Defends Its Advocate of Violence

    01/29/2011 5:53:37 AM PST · by radioone · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-29-11 | Arlen Williams
    Glenn Beck continues to suffer an onslaught of programmatic propaganda by progressives, who accuse him, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin's kitchen sink of inciting violence -- while at the same time assailing Beck for his exposing the true violation of Americans' lives and livelihoods by these neo-Marxists.
  • Violence: Frances Fox Piven Caught in the Crosshairs of Her Own Words

    01/30/2011 9:15:41 AM PST · by cj in tx · 20 replies
    Gulag Bound & American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2011 | Arlen Williams
    From deep in the article... The kill shot was taken six days later from a window of AmericanThinker.com, by former White House accountant, James Simpson, in his now famous, "Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis." Now, that corpse still lays open and the autopsy goes on. Bio-testing of its body of evidence reveals the seed of many paramours, including two names that appear on numerous rap sheets: Soros and said Obama. It all tends to answer the oft repeated question, "They aren't that incompetent, what are they doing?" My only bone to pick with Kurtz' article is his...
  • The Most Powerful Video Ad of the 2010 Election Season

    11/02/2010 6:32:14 AM PDT · by unspun · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound & Renew America ^ | November 2, 2010 | Arlen Williams
    This is the high-impact political ad, of 2010. Video, October 20, 2010, "Chinese Professor," by Citizens Against Government Waste http://gulagbound.com/7800/the-most-powerful-video-ad-of-the-2010-election-season Political pollster, Frank Luntz showed this to his focus group and it drew the highest marks of all, the highest this observer has ever seen. Republicans in his audience took the famous Luntz dial pads and scored it 95 percent favorable -- and Democrats reached the 70's -- Democrats. That is because it goes to the heart of what is disturbing American Citizens about Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid (George Soros, Maurice Strong) and the mega-subterfuge of the overall...
  • James Simpson: A Candid Talk with Allen West

    09/07/2010 7:03:45 AM PDT · by unspun · 11 replies
    DC Independent Examiner ^ | September 7, 2010 | James Simpson
    Allen West at CPAC 2010; photo: Bill Dupray, Liberty PunditsFreelance writing doesn’t pay much, but a compensating benefit is the opportunity one finds to meet and speak with really interesting people. Florida District 22 Congressional candidate Lt. Col. Allen West (USA, Ret.) is one such person, and I interviewed him for this article recently. Col. West is one of the most promising candidates on the GOP horizon for this election. He is a genuine conservative, unafraid to speak his mind and more importantly, take action to demonstrate his commitment. His candidacy has gone national on the strength of his inspiring...
  • Financial Expert Warns of Economic Collapse

    08/25/2010 12:40:27 PM PDT · by unspun · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | Cliff Kincaid
    In shocking news, the New York Times cites figures that investors withdrew $33.12 billion from domestic stock market mutual funds in the first seven months of this year when billions of dollars should have been expected to be flowing in. The New York Times blames this unusual development on “economic uncertainty.” One explanation is that the financial reform bill pushed by President Obama and passed by Congressional liberals was a complete fraud. The bill failed to protect invested capital, did nothing to stop the devaluation of our homes, and didn’t reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage entities...
  • Gulag Bound Dissidents Trevor Loudon & James Simpson in Documentary, “AGENDA: Grinding America Down”

    08/01/2010 7:29:57 PM PDT · by unspun · 12 replies · 10+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 1, 2010 | Arlen Williams
    Video shown at GulagBound.com AGENDA: Grinding America Down (Trailer) from Curtis Bowers on Vimeo. Some things are self-explanatory. If Jim and Trevor are talking, I think we should listen. Same with the others. - AW
  • The BP Stat That Will Shock You

    07/09/2010 11:07:46 AM PDT · by epithermal · 31 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | July 9, 2010 | Fool TV
    Just one month before its April 20 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP claimed it could skim 491,721 barrels of oil a day in the event of a major oil spill. So now that it's not merely a thought exercise, how much has it skimmed each day? 900 barrels. That's less than 0.2% of its estimate.
  • Pelosi asks for donations to fend off potential GOP investigations

    06/23/2010 11:14:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is asking supporters for contributions to help prevent the "subpoenas and investigations" that would result from a GOP majority. In a fundraising letter for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Pelosi says if Republicans take back the House, they'll initiate "endless investigations against President Obama" and "bring back the days of Ken Starr and the politics of personal destruction." "Remember a Republican-controlled Congress that devoted more time to subpoenas and investigations than to solving our country's problems?" Pelosi asks. "There is far too much at stake for our country now to allow it to happen again." Rep....
  • Ironic, isn't it

    06/23/2010 10:27:17 AM PDT · by syc1959 · 2 replies
    nobarack08 | June 23, 2010 | syc1959
    Ironic isn't it, that the day after a Federal Judge lifts the Deepwater Drilling Ban, BP has another accident and the cap is off the well, and uncontained or restricted oil is now flowing into the Gulf again. Not to mention the $2 Billion dollars that Petrobras was loaned and their stock is down from a Monday high of $39.45 to currently $36.25. As reported last year by the Wall Street Journal; The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field...
  • For Mark Levin Listeners

    05/18/2010 6:04:49 PM PDT · by Hanen2010 · 15 replies · 992+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 5/18/2010 | James Simpson
    For those who tuned in to the show yesterday (May 17, 2010), I have provided links below to my series on the Cloward-Piven Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. These articles span three years and provide a wealth of information regarding how this strategy has been implemented by the Left and how it is being implemented today by the Obama administration: ..........
  • Want to understand Wall Street crises before the next one? Then, look again at 2008 -- please!

    05/09/2010 4:28:42 AM PDT · by unspun · 76 replies · 1,207+ views
    Renew America ^ | 5/8/2010 | Arlen Williams
    Don't even think about not watching these Question: What caused Bear Stearns, then Lehman Brothers to fail on Wall Street, at their appointed times, as the the mortgage meltdown "progressed?" Clue: It wasn't someone who couldn't tell where the "M" and "B" keys are, on a keyboard. Answer: Peruse these videos, produced by Judd Bagley.
  • The greatest scandal in modern history -- treason in process

    04/28/2010 12:27:38 PM PDT · by Hanen2010 · 43 replies · 1,776+ views
    Renew America ^ | 4/28/2010 | Arlen Williams
    Both of these videos are from Monday evening, April 26th. The Financial Times article is from this Sunday. They are elements of the most extensive scandal perhaps, since original sin. While the Beck video is even much more significant than this, the point is that Barack Obama nixed real reform in the Obamafinance bill. The transparency would have gotten in the way of the astounding plan of which he is a focal point. This entire interview is important, but be sure to listen, after the two minute mark, as Greta Van Susteren interviews Senator Jim DeMint.
  • Cloward-Piven Government

    11/23/2009 1:32:52 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 16 replies · 1,226+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2009 | James Simpson
    It is time to cast aside all remaining doubt. President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength. Quite the opposite, in fact. In September of last year, American Thinker published my article, Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. Part of a series, it connected then presidential candidate Barack Obama to individuals and organizations practicing a malevolent strategy for destroying our economy and our system of government. Since then the story of that strategy has found its way across the blogosphere, onto the airwaves of radio stations across the country, the Glenn Beck...
  • House Democratic bill ceremony closed to public

    10/29/2009 10:28:35 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 21 replies · 1,727+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2009 | By Kara Rowland
    House Democrats blocked the public from attending the unveiling ceremony of their health-care bill Thursday morning, allowing only pre-approved visitors whose names appeared on lists to enter the event at the West side of the Capitol. The audience at the crowded press conference included Hill staffers, union workers, health care providers and students, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who thanked them for attending.
  • First Daughters Not Vaccinated Against H1N1

    10/25/2009 1:18:09 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 288 replies · 13,661+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | Anne Marie Riha
    President Obama's school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.
  • Will Obama's Leftists Manufacture a Crisis To Impose Full Socialism on U.S.? ("Reichstag Fire")

    08/14/2009 7:16:27 PM PDT · by quesney · 65 replies · 1,883+ views
    ABC reports that experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges. New polls meanwhile show President Obama’s popularity has sunk to record lows. Is this an alarm bell for the possibility that a manufactured crisis is being prepared to reinvigorate support behind the government’s stalling socialist agenda? As far back as March controversial talk show host Michael Savage predicted that a “Reichstag fire-like event” would be concocted to reinvigorate support behind Obama but that was...
  • Obama: "I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking" (Really Barack?)

    08/07/2009 7:55:51 PM PDT · by GVnana · 51 replies · 2,531+ views
    Trying to excite the crowd last night at a fundraiser for Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds in Tysons Corner, VA. Barry H. Obama made un-presidential remarks to which the crowd went crazy and no doubt had a collective Obamagasm. Blaming President Bush for the weak economy, Obama tried to make it appear that it was Bush and the Republican that spent us into this recession. While we had a hand in that, the bulk of the blame goes to the Democrats that have controlled congress and the spending since 2007. Obama said, ‘I don’t want the folks who created the...
  • New poll is bad, bad news for Obama, Democrats

    07/30/2009 5:13:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1,687+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 30, 2009 | Byron York
    The results of the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll are a major warning sign for Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. On some key issues, the gains that Democrats had made on Republicans in the last couple of years have disappeared, and the GOP has begun to reassert itself. In other policy areas, traditional Democratic leads are diminishing. The results are found in the answers to the Journal's questions about whether respondents believe the Democratic or Republican party would do a better job of handling a particular issue. In the past, Democrats have usually led in areas like health...
  • Desperate man looking for work

    07/29/2009 10:01:09 PM PDT · by This_far · 31 replies · 791+ views
    The Montana Standard ^ | 07/25/2009 | Charles S. Johnson
    "...Copeland, 53, says he has a 20-year work history in Missoula that includes managing programs, running political campaigns and washing cars. He worked as a personal secretary to actress Andie MacDowell when she lived in the Missoula area."
  • Germans Hoarding Traditional Light Bulbs

    07/29/2009 9:45:18 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 52 replies · 2,857+ views
    Speigel Online ^ | 07/27/2009 | Alexander Jung
    The staggered phase out of energy-wasting light bulbs begins on Sept. 1 in Germany. The unpopularity of the energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs that will replace them is leading consumers and retailers to start hoarding the traditional bulbs. As the Sept. 1 deadline for the implementation of the first phase of the EU's ban on incandescent light bulbs approaches, shoppers, retailers and even museums are hoarding the precious wares -- and helping the manufacturers make a bundle. The EU ban, adopted in March, calls for the gradual replacement of traditional light bulbs with supposedly more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL). The...
  • Baker: Mass. Dems have turned crisis to ’calamity’

    07/28/2009 8:18:46 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 23 replies · 790+ views
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | 7/28/09 | AP
    Republican Charles Baker says Gov. Deval Patrick and Beacon Hill Democrats have "turned a crisis into a calamity" and made the Massachusetts economy "a wreck" with excessive government spending and an unwise tax increase. In a video to supporters unveiled today, the former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care president says he has twice engineered economic turnarounds.
  • Excerpts of the President's Opening Remarks at Tonight's News Conference

    07/22/2009 3:56:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies · 1,275+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | July 22, 2009 | Barack Hussein Obama
      THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary_______________________________________________________________FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      July 22, 2009 Excerpts of the President's Opening Remarks at Tonight's News Conference-As Prepared for Delivery- That is why I’ve said that even as we rescue this economy from a full-blown crisis, we must rebuild it stronger than before.  And health insurance reform is central to that effort.This is not just about the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance.  Reform is about every American who has ever feared that they may lose their coverage if they become too sick, or lose their job, or change their job. ...
  • CAPTION the record US federal budget deficit - with three months left in the budget year

    07/20/2009 7:59:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,041+ views
    AP ^ | 7/20/09
  • Sarah Enters Debate on Cap-and-Tax

    07/14/2009 6:53:17 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 7/14/2009 | Sal
    Sarah Palin entered into the arena of national politics today, with an op-ed in the Washington Post. Choosing energy, a topic that she is extremely familiar with, Sarah crafted a detailed and convincing argument against the cap-and-tax bill. Palin makes several points that absolutely decimate the argument in favor of cap-and-trade: * The bill includes $4.8 billion in unemployment relief over eight years for those who lose their jobs because of a drying-up energy sector — a direct counter to the administration claim that the bill is a job creator. * The bill is regressive, in that it will hit...
  • Cong. Report Says Government Caused Financial Crisis

    07/08/2009 8:39:02 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 24 replies · 2,124+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 7/8/2009 | Connie Hair
    In a stunning report (pdf) released yesterday by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the current financial crisis was traced back to government intervention in the U.S. housing market.  Yes, you read that right.   The report issued by the Republican minority didn’t disclose the names of the culprit individuals, but it sure pointed a lot of fingers at organizations, politicians, lobbyists and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac. According to the report, government intervention “created ‘affordable’ but dangerous lending policies which encouraged lower down payments, looser underwriting standards and higher leverage.  Finally, government intervention created a nexus of vested interests...
  • Biden/Obama Are LYING About Misreading Economy

    07/07/2009 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 11 replies · 454+ views
    ABC News/The Lid ^ | 7/7/09 | The Lid
    Joe Biden's weekend statement that the administration misread how bad the economy really was, had been celebrated as just another gaffe by Obama's "Minister of LOL." Fact is that it was not another screw-up by Joe six-pack, it was part of a clearly orchestrated campaign by the Obama administration to make an excuse for the failure of the President's economic policy of high taxes, government control of major industry, and over spending. The basic contention of the administration is that the estimates were made before they knew the economy was contracting at a annual rate of 6%. Not only were...
  • How's the stimulus working for you so far?

    07/06/2009 12:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,081+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2009 | Neal Boortz
    Well now. Our economy is really lunging forward, isn’t it? What a ride! Are you holding on? We’re billions of dollars further in debt (trillions?) and the economy is still stagnant. TARP, the stimulus bill, massive debts our children and grandchildren will have to pay .. and what has this all brought us? Banks aren’t lending, businesses aren’t hiring – let along expanding – and consumers aren’t buying. Oh, to be sure, the malls are crowded. Turn up the thermostats and see how long that lasts. Those aren’t shoppers, they’re just your neighbors trying to stay cool while watching the...