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  • How Obama Vacationed (Golfed)

    12/27/2012 12:37:31 PM PST · by what's up · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 27, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    At 12:54 a.m., on Saturday December 22, President Barack Obama and his family arrived at Kailua, a Hawaiian town on the island of Oahu. Almost five days later, Obama, leaving his wife and kids behind, departed the island to return to Washington, D.C. Obama’s vacation lasted a brief 118 hours, according to pool reports. -snip- On Christmas Eve, December 24, Obama departed his vacation home at 9:33 a.m., according to the pool report. He remained on the golf course until 3:15, p.m., spending about 5 and a half hours on the golf course. He again golfed that day with Bobby...
  • Obama Is the "i" in "Team" (pic)

    12/27/2012 11:40:31 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Not a new joke by any means, but I haven't seen it done like this...
  • New Home Sales Rise to June 1982 Level, Consumer Confidence Remains Far Below Average

    12/27/2012 9:42:40 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 10 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/27/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The US economy continues to wander through the recessionary woods, with some rays of light peeking through the dark clouds. In other words, there is still a long way to go. New home sales in November printed at 377,000 units, less than the expected 380,000 but higher than October’s print of 368,000. New home sales have struggled to return to June 1982 levels. The Conference Board’s measure of consumer confidence fell to 65.10. Note that consumer confidence remains far below the average of 94.18 from 1967-today. Of course, the Christmas retail season has seen an increase in employment and a...
  • Why Isn't David Gregory In Jail?

    12/27/2012 7:33:38 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 33 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-27-2012 | MOTUS
    Since Alinsky works for us now, and I’m about to deploy one of his rules(snip) Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.(snip) The rule being deployed today is #4: “Make them live up to their own book of rules.” So I’m afraid I must demand that David Gregory be prosecuted for breaking the law - as he did by brandishing a lethal “high capacity magazine” on Meet the Press(snip) Q: When is a prop just a prop? A: When it’s brandished...
  • Will "Zero Dark Thirty" Be Available on You Tube?

    12/27/2012 4:55:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    12/27/12 | SFF
    All over the airwaves I am seeing commercials for Zero Dark Thirty, wondering if the "Arab Street" knows this movie is being released. We all know how ENRAGING youtube videos can be, and yet we have NOT heard the clown in the Oval Office or his toady Hillary with the concussion come out and condemn this film that COULD be very offensive to the Libyans.
  • The Year the Dreams Died

    12/27/2012 2:30:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/27/12 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky fantasies. Barack Obama in 2008 won an election on an upbeat message of change amid hopes that the first black president would mark a redemptive moment in American history. Four years later, the fantasies are gone. In continuing dismal economic times, Obama ran for reelection neither on his first-term achievements — Obamacare, bailouts, financial stimuli, and Keynesian mega-deficits — nor on more utopian promises. Instead, Obama’s campaign systematically reduced his rival, Wall Street financier Mitt Romney, to a conniving, felonious financial pirate who did dastardly things, from letting the...
  • Michael Barone: Obama's numbers went down, but Romney never inspired voters to vote

    12/26/2012 9:21:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 25, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004 and one enormous difference. Both of the elections involved incumbent presidents with approval ratings hovering around or just under 50 percent facing challengers who were rich men from Massachusetts (though one made his money and the other married it).In both cases, the challenger and his campaign seemed confident he was going to win. and had reasonable grounds to believe so.In both elections, the incumbent started running a barrage of negative...
  • The Obama family’s Hawaiian vacation home

    12/26/2012 7:24:11 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Dec 26, 2012 | Jenny Pisillo
    --SNIP-- The property is 6,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and an contemporary Asian theme. Supposedly it was to be listed after the Obamas vacationed there last year for $7.9 million. It’s unknown if plans changed to sell the house or if the property just never sold. Either way, the Obamas are sure to have had a good time in this luxury beachfront home.
  • President Obama's Legacy: $20 Trillion in Debt for 2016

    12/26/2012 5:28:37 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/25/12 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    The fiscal-cliff negotiations have deteriorated into an embarrassing travesty of competing press conferences, off-the-record remarks, closed meetings, and sound bites. The Republican side is frustrated and flabbergasted by the absence of a concrete proposal from the President that can be scored by the Congressional Budget Office and then “marked up” by Congress according to standard procedures. Vague offers of so and so many trillions of revenue increases and spending cuts spread over a decade are just words, not real proposals.
  • U.S. administration urges Republicans not to block "fiscal cliff" deal

    12/26/2012 4:06:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    U.S. administration urges Republicans not to block "fiscal cliff" deal By Mark Felsenthal | Reuters – 58 mins ago HONOLULU (Reuters) - As President Barack Obama cut short a Christmas vacation to resume talks to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of automatic year-end tax hikes and spending cuts, the White House on Wednesday called on congressional Republicans not to stand in the way of a resolution in the U.S. Congress. "It's up to the Senate Minority Leader not to block a vote, and it's up the House Republican leader, the Speaker of the House ... to allow a vote," a senior...
  • Obama Wants To Extend Gov’t Refi Programs to Non-government Held/Insured Mortgages (Kabuki Theater)

    12/26/2012 2:17:54 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/26/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The radio show “Marketplace” wanted to chat this morning about the news that the Obama administration might extend its mortgage-refinancing programs to include borrowers whose mortgages aren’t backed by the government. It’s one thing for the Administration to pressure loan modifications (with Congress’ blessing) for the FHA insured mortgages. It is even a bigger stretch for the Administration to pressure Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHFA to perform loan modifications (specifically principal writedowns since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are private corporations … in conservatorship. But it quite another thing for the Administration to pressure non-government entities to make principal...
  • 'MEET THE PRESS' Got Green Light For Magazine Demo

    12/26/2012 12:26:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/26/12 | TMZ
    An official from the D.C. police told a member of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that David Gregory COULD display a high capacity magazine on "Meet the Press" Sunday ... TMZ has learned.
  • Chuckleheads Unite!

    12/26/2012 9:59:30 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-26-12 | Michael Henkins
    Oh how those Tea Party rubes are fouling the well-oiled political gears of Washington D.C. Have you heard of their latest shenanigans? Truly scandalous, and Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette does not like it one bit. Not even a smidge.What was the infraction that had earned them LaTourette’s scorn and label “Chuckleheads”? It is best we let Rep. LaTourette explain it himself: “I don’t know what the number is but say the number is 40 out of 240 – that’s not a repudiation of his (Speaker of the House John Boehner) leadership. That’s the same 40, 50 chuckleheads that all year...
  • Gov. Snyder reveals his conversation with President Barack Obama

    12/26/2012 9:36:25 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 18 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Tim Skubick
    Lots of folks scoffed in town when reports surfaced that Democrats had petitioned the President of the United States to insert himself into the unseemly debate over Right to Work. Some asked out loud, doesn't POTUS have more important things to do than lobby Gov. Rick Snyder on that? But lobby the president did. During an exclusive one-hour sit down on WKAR-Public TV, the governor confirms that he and President Barack Obama shared a few minutes in private and the president looked the governor in the eye and said, "He wasn't pleased with Right to Work," Mr. Snyder reveals for...
  • EDITORIAL: Government recalls GM stock (Good read)

    12/26/2012 8:48:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 26, 2012 | Editorial
    Administration puts an expensive end to a disgraceful episodeGeneral Motors will no longer be “Government Motors.” The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced its intention to liquidate federal holdings in the automobile company over the next 15 months. The final tally will show this policy has been a disaster for taxpayers. Under the best case scenario, the public will wind up shelling out more than $13 billion by the close of this unfortunate episode. Though President Obama has portrayed the GM bailout as saving Detroit, it was really a reward for the auto unions. It was a celebration of bad management...
  • Obama Dines at Morimoto On Your DIme While We Go Over the Fiscal Cliff!

    12/26/2012 7:46:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-26-2o12 | MOTUS
    I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I did, and even managed to go home to visit my Mirror family(snip)Butt here’s what you get when the “B” team is on duty: Instead of a high quality reflection, all you get is a grainy, crappy photo taken by a local journolist of MO and BO leaving Morimoto Waikiki where they dined before Christmas. Actually, the restaurant choice was surprising because, as I pointed out last year, Morimoto isn’t exactly an exemplary model of our new soon-to-be-imposed standards of civility. A little too much “Samurai Warrior” for the kinder, gentler, unarmed...
  • Kerry nomination proves Obama doesn't understand Latin America

    12/26/2012 7:12:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2012 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Last spring, President Obama attended a meeting of Latin American leaders. We remember that meeting because of the Secret Service scandal. It was also the meeting when Latin American leaders complained that the Obama administration does not have a policy toward the region. I was very happy to see that Mary Anastasia O'Grady of The Wall Street Journal posted an article about the nomination of Sen Kerry to be Secretary of State. She pointed out that Sen Kerry has been on the "left" side of every major event in the last 40 years: "Mr. Kerry's record of promoting American values...
  • President Obama's Legacy: $20 Trillion in Deficits for 2016 Victor

    12/26/2012 7:06:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/26/2012 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    The fiscal-cliff negotiations have deteriorated into an embarrassing travesty of competing press conferences, off-the-record remarks, closed meetings, and sound bites. The Republican side is frustrated and flabbergasted by the absence of a concrete proposal from the President that can be scored by the Congressional Budget Office and then “marked up” by Congress according to standard procedures. Vague offers of so and so many trillions of revenue increases and spending cuts spread over a decade are just words, not real proposals. The last serious fiscal-cliff projections date back to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) August 2012 assessment of the budgetary effects...
  • What the 'fiscal cliff' means for you

    12/26/2012 6:07:34 AM PST · by rhema · 18 replies
    If politicians fail to cut a "fiscal cliff" deal before Jan. 1, it means a lot less money in your pocket, period. This is especially true for lower-income earners, who will be hit hardest proportionally. To illustrate the danger the fiscal cliff poses to Americans right now, at Christmastime, we used the Tax Foundation's tax calculator to produce a few examples of how Americans in various life situations will be affected. Our first example is Manuel -- a young fellow who makes about $50,000 a year working at a newspaper. Manuel, a single man with no dependents What he pays...
  • Christian Colleges [Wheaton, Belmont Abbey] Score Win: Court Orders Rewrite of Birth Control Mandate

    12/26/2012 5:53:40 AM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/19/12 | Napp Nazworth
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday sided with Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College in a decision related to the ongoing court challenges to the Obama administration's birth control mandate. The court said it would hold the Obama administration to its promise to never implement the current birth control mandate and to create a new rule by August, as part of the court decision. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to give it updates every 60 days, beginning in February, until a new rule is issued in August. The...
  • Did Obama skip church on Christmas?

    12/26/2012 5:40:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    Beltway Confidential -- Washington Examiner ^ | 12-26-12 | Charlie Spiering
    Did the Obama family skip church services this Christmas? The White House readout of the President’s activities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day makes no mention of church services – although the President and the First Lady made time to visit service members of the United States Military at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii. Below is the text of the White House release to the press: Last night, the President made holiday telephone calls to US service members, then sat down with his family for Christmas Eve dinner. This morning, the family gathered around 8AM to open their Christmas...
  • Psychosis Triggered by Smoking Pot?

    12/26/2012 12:40:49 AM PST · by SoCal SoCon · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 8, 2011 | David W. Freeman
    CBS) Advocates of medical marijuana say pot has all sorts of health benefits. Maybe so, but a new study from Australia suggests that smoking pot can drive some people crazy - or at least make them go crazy sooner than they would have if they had never picked up the pipe. The study, published online in "Archives of General Psychiatry," shows that potheads develop severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia about 2.7 years earlier than people who don't use marijuana.
  • Pro-Life Catholic Group [Priests for Life] Wins HHS Mandate Exemption in Court

    12/26/2012 4:24:33 AM PST · by rhema · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 12/24/12 | Steven Ertelt
    In another victory for pro-life advocates challenging the pro-abortion HHS mandate in Obamacare, a pro-life Catholic group has won a legal battle in court to get an exemption from having to comply with the mandate. The new mandate compels religious employers to pay for and refer employees for birth control, abortion-causing drugs and contraception in violation of employers’ religious beliefs. On Thursday, pro-life attorneys Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi presented oral argument in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) in support of Priests for Life’s request that the court immediately halt the enforcement...
  • Obama to Return to Washington as Fiscal Cliff Looms [Ignores For MONTHS, Suddenly Wants To Work]

    12/26/2012 1:49:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Voice of America ^ | December 26, 2012
    ... Obama is cutting short his vacation in the Pacific state of Hawaii and will return to Washington to resume talks with congressional leaders aimed at reaching agreement on a deficit reduction package before the year ends. The White House says Obama will leave Wednesday and is expected to arrive back in Washington early Thursday. Early last week,the president said he and Republican House Speaker John Boehner were relatively close to an agreement on a compromise to avert what is being called a "fiscal cliff" -- $500 billion in mandated spending cuts and tax increases that would affect almost all...
  • Layoffs Since The Election, Merry Christmas edition

    12/25/2012 9:41:52 PM PST · by null and void · 23 replies
    mostly DailyJobCuts.com ^ | 12/25/12 | nully
    Since the election: (Updated 12/25/12 at 7:30 PM PST) Layoffs and closures. Number of jobs lost listed where reported. USA only Week of to # Laid off Running total Notes 11/7 11/13 21,164 21,164 11/14 11/20 35,247 56,411 11/21 11/27 3,630 60,041 Thanksgiving week 11/28 12/4 6,138 66,179 12/5 12/11 17,882 84,061 12/12 12/18 7,551 91,612 12/19 12/25 3,264 94,876 Merry Christmas! Organization Location # Laid off Running total Sector Notes Date Brevard Schools Brevard Co, FL 400 400 Education 12/19/12 Capital Jewelers Carson, NV 400 Retail Closure, no number reported 12/19/12 Office Max Cerritos, CA 400 Retail Closure, no...
  • PolitiZoid - Obama Claus

    12/25/2012 3:32:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/25/12 | PolitiZoid
    A Christmas celebration - Obama style...
  • Kerry expected to elevate climate change as secretary of state

    12/25/2012 1:54:00 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    LASlimes ^ | Dec. 24, 2012 | Kenneth R. Weiss
    Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, with 20 years of concern about climate change, is expected to push the issue to center stage as a slow-motion crisis in need of a global solution. When he sought to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts made a point of challenging the Bush administration's backtracking on the issue and rejection of climate science. In contrast, he told the nation, he “believes in science.”
  • Businesses warn of 'coast wide port shutdown'...

    12/25/2012 1:43:20 PM PST · by Doogle · 34 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/25/12 | FOX
    As if Superstorm Sandy and the looming fiscal crisis weren't enough, a potential strike by thousands of dock workers from Boston to Houston threatens to shock the economy as early as this weekend. Business groups and state officials in recent days have called on President Obama to intervene, and use emergency powers to "avoid a coast wide port shutdown." They warn it could cost billions, citing estimates that a 10-day port lockout in 2002 cost $1 billion a day -- and caused a major backlog in shipments. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest to enter the fray and call...
  • “Zero Dark Thirty” plays it down the middle

    12/25/2012 11:05:34 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-25-12 | Wordsmith
    I decided to go check out the movie for myself thanks to the ringing endorsement by Senators Feinstein, Levin, and McCain: “I thought it was terrible,” said Feinstein, one of a handful of lawmakers to see the film ahead of its limited release this week. “It is a combination of fact, fiction and Hollywood in a very dangerous combination.” Despite concerns on the right that the movie was serving as a political propaganda piece for Team Obama, in actuality, the movie is rather apolitical, playing it pretty much straight down the middle. The movie does its best to avoid political...
  • Obama Administration Deported Record 1.5 Million People

    12/25/2012 8:55:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/25/2012 | by COREY DADE
    Although President Obama supports setting a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants, his administration deported a record 1.5 million of them in his first term. In addition, the latest data released by the government in recent days show that an unprecedented 409,849 people were deported for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The increase from the previous year occurred despite policy changes ordered by Obama to reduce the deportations of otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants. Roughly 55 percent, or more than 225,000 people, deported in the past year were convicted of crimes such as drug offenses and driving under...
  • Hagel, Obama and the Israeli elections

    12/25/2012 8:46:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Front Page Mag. ^ | 12/25/12 | Caroline Glick
    Today the National Journal reported that Obama is reconsidering his decision to appoint Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense. As I wrote in my previous post, there is no chance that Obama will appoint a supporter of a strong Israel to any senior foreign policy post because he wouldn't appoint someone who doesn't share his basic animosity towards Israel. But in Hagel, he chose someone even more outspoken in his animus towards the Jewish state than Obama. Hagel's looming appointment provoked angry responses from many leading Jewish voices in the US. Whether this opposition made a difference in driving Obama to...
  • Send in the Clowns (triple barf alert!)

    12/25/2012 8:01:29 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 22, 2012 | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    WHEN thinking about the state of the Republican Party, I defer to a point that the Democratic consultant James Carville made the other day: “When I hear people talking about the troubled state of today’s Republican Party, it calls to mind something Lester Maddox said one time back when he was governor of Georgia. He said the problem with Georgia prisons was ‘the quality of the inmates.’ The problem with the Republican Party is the quality of the people who vote in their primaries and caucuses. Everybody says they need a better candidate, or they need a better message but...
  • How Boehner Can Stop Tax Hikes, Save His Speakership

    12/24/2012 10:04:48 AM PST · by yoe · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | December 21,. 2012 | Editor
    Budget: Plan Boehner — also known as Plan B — has failed in the House because the Republican speaker couldn't get the Republican members to follow him. So what should they do now? Wait until next year. [snip] Not that a vote would have mattered: Harry Reid's do-nothing Senate — it hasn't passed a budget in more than three years — would not have even taken up the bill. [snip] Let him send his budget to Congress in February, as required by law, and show his plans for escaping the cliff. {snip}After all, won't Obama be responsible for the tax...
  • Bahrain hosts U.S. Fifth Fleet, but its leaders fear Obama is backing Iran

    12/25/2012 12:18:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The World Tribune ^ | December 17, 2012
    Relations between Bahrain and the United States have come under increasing strain amid the Shi’ite revolt in the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom, a report said. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy said that Bahraini leaders were expressing dismay over what they determined was Washington’s failure to support Manama in the campaign against Shi’ites backed by Iran. The institute cited veiled criticism of the administration of President Barack Obama during the Manama Dialogue in early December. The United States sees political reform as compatible with maintaining the historical security relationship, while the royal family views Shi’ite leaders with suspicion, believing...
  • Obama, Holder Push to Loosen Gun Sale Restrictions—for Legal Immigrants

    12/24/2012 5:25:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/12 | Matthew Boyle
    While the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School has prompted a national gun control debate, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder will still push to allow immigrants to purchase firearms more easily. Normally, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) requires legal aliens to live in a state for 90 days before buying a gun. The ATF does this through a rule attached to the Gun Control Act of 1968. In June, Holder’s DOJ proposed to eliminate that 90-day residency requirement rule. “This rule would finalize the interim final rule published on...
  • With Election Over, Americans Find They Were Duped By Democrats And Obama

    12/24/2012 5:08:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/24/12 | editorial
    Politics 2012: It hasn´t been two months since Barack Obama won re-election, but already we´re finding out things that were kept from us during the campaign. Expect to hear more in the coming months. lElections are clarifying events, we´re told. But sometimes what they clarify is merely the gap between what we were told during the campaign and the reality on the ground. Often, the two don´t match. That´s certainly true with Obama. How often in recent weeks have we learned that what we heard on the campaign trail from the Obama camp, and which were echoed by
  • School Obama's Daughters Attend Has 11 Armed Guards

    12/24/2012 7:29:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact. The school, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, has 11 security officers and is seeking to hire a new police officer as we speak. If you dismiss this by saying, "Of course they have armed guards -- they get Secret Service protection," then you've missed the larger point. The larger point is that this is standard operating procedure for the school, period....
  • Create 'Gun Free Politician Zones' for all politicians who support 'Gun Free School Zones'

    12/24/2012 10:46:27 AM PST · by lward99 · 15 replies
    White House Petition ^ | 12/24/2012 | Larry Ward
    Gun control advocates' loudest voices are most heavily protected by guns. Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel and other gun grabbing politicians are protected with secret service and/or security details that carry guns. If their argument is right, that guns kill people, it is more than appropriate that they disarm their security and themselves to demonstrate that they can live the way they are both proposing and legislating that the rest of the 99%, (not in the political 1% elite) live. If the Political 1%ers do not shed their armed protection for themselves and their own families then...
  • Santelli: If the Fiscal Abyss Is THAT Important, Why is The President on Christmas Vacation?

    12/24/2012 10:28:57 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 17 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/24/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    One of my favorite commentators on television is CNBC’s Rick Santelli. And today, he made a great point: when the Senate wanted to pass Obamacare, they met on Christmas eve, 2009. Somehow, the fiscal cliff isn’t that important to the Senate or House this time around. We know that President Obama is perfectly happy to let tax rates automatically increase on everyone (or at least those households earning $250,000 has above). And payroll taxes rise 2% regardless of the fiscal cliff or not. Then there are the 10+ Obamacare taxe, mostly hitting the top 2% of earners. But President Obama...
  • Random Thoughts (Thomas Sowell)

    12/24/2012 10:09:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 25, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: When I was growing up, an older member of the family used to say, "What you don't know would make a big book." Now that I am an older member of the family, I would say to anyone, "What you don't know would fill more books than the Encyclopedia Britannica." At least half of our society's troubles come from know-it-alls, in a world where nobody knows even 10 percent of all. Some people seem to think that, if life is not fair, then the answer is to turn more of the nation's resources over...
  • Elon Musk — Obama’s Triple Dipper

    12/24/2012 8:36:10 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-23-12 | guyfawkes99
    News that the Treasury Department's Inspector General has opened an investigation to determine whether three solar companies inflated the cost of their work to increase the payments they would receive from the government should send shivers down the spine of the taxpayer-subsidized green energy industry.The Washington Post reports that SolarCity, SunRun and Sungevity have received subpoenas from the Treasury Department’s office of inspector general for financial records to justify more than $500 million in federal grants and tax credits the firms tapped for performing work. The probe seeks to determine whether the companies accurately reported the market value of...
  • The Madness of Keynesian Economics

    12/24/2012 7:50:37 AM PST · by Moseley · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    President Barack Obama demands more stimulus spending to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Obama increased the national debt $6 trillion to $16 trillion. Yet the Democrats' 'cure for what ails ya' is even more spending. Obama demands around $75 billion in new spending to stimulate the economy in 2013. "Keynesian Economics" is the insane belief that the economy can be stimulated by government spending. It provides the excuse to depart from common sense that allows politicians to ignore the alarm bells. It is ludicrous mainly because our government doesn't have any money to spend. If the government had a surplus saved...
  • Figures. Obama’s Life Story at Senator Inouye’s Funeral Doesn’t Jibe With History

    12/24/2012 7:43:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | december 23, 2012 | jim hoft
    It’s already been discussed that Barack Obama’s eulogy at Senator Inouy’s memorial in Washington DC was a tribute to himself and not the late Hawaiian senator. Obama spoke for 10 minutes about himself and his life story, barely mentioning the life of Senator Inouye. But it’s worse than that. Barack Obama distorted his life story in order to include Senator Inouye in his talk. Jack Cashill at American Thinker reported:
  • Christmas Comes Early for MOTUS with Her 4th In A Row Fabulous 50 Blog Award

    12/24/2012 6:39:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-24-2012 | MOTUS
    Woo-Hoo! MOTUS already got her first-est and best-est Christmas present! The coveted Doug Ross Fab Fifty 2012 Medallion!!!! That’s right: MOTUS has now won the the prestigious award in the category “Best First Lady Blog” 4 big years in a row! As you can imagine, the competition was brutal in that category. Anyway, it’s a record! At least for me.(snip) So before MOTUS gets about her very busy day I just want say thanks to all of you in the only way I know possible: a picture of Lady M that doesn’t include either the face or the butt: Yet...
  • Obama saves Earth from Apocalypse: what's next?

    12/23/2012 6:41:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12-23-12 | Oleg Atbashian
    As we celebrate our narrow escape from the Mayan-Republican Apocalypse of December 21, 2012, the American media is living up to its reputation as the people's fearless truth-teller, by correctly attributing our miraculous collective salvation to Barack Obama. The consensus among the media experts and celebrities can be best expressed by this unbiased quote from CNN: "If you don't think Obama is god, you're just stupid." According to an ancient prophecy, the Mayan calendar would end on 12/21/2012 with a big comet (or other large-caliber assault weapon that the NRA protects from government control) falling off a physical cliff and...
  • (Vanity) Obama Gets Busted, or Never So Few

    12/23/2012 5:51:25 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 12-23-2012 | grey_whiskers
    Early in his first term, Barack Obama raised a lot of eyebrows by his (now-infamous) action of returning to the British a bust of Winston Churchill. This error was compounded by giving as a gift to the British Prime minister a gift of DVDs of classic American movies, in a format incompatible with British DVD players. A lot of time was spent either rationalizing this behaviour away, or analyzing it, but the consensus, after a time, was Officially DeclaredTM to be a mixture of "SQUIRREL!" and "Anti-Imperialist" together with references to the Brit treatment of the Mau-Maus in Africa, hints...
  • Maria Bartiromo Destroys Senator Ben Cardin

    12/23/2012 5:49:30 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 10 replies
    Maria Bartiromo challenges Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin to offer specifics on what spending cuts he would be willing to support, accusing both sides of talking generally about a "balanced approach" but failing ot reach an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.
  • Obama to Boehner: ‘You Get Nothing — I Get That for Free’

    12/23/2012 4:40:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A Wall Street Journal report detailing the broken-down status of talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on the year-end “fiscal cliff” reveals that Obama threatened to use both his inaugural and State of the Union speeches to blame Republicans if there’s no deal. Negotiations reportedly came to a standstill after Boehner proposed increasing the tax rate on top earners: Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his...
  • President Obama joins the NRA! [man buys him gift membership]

    12/23/2012 4:20:28 PM PST · by matt1234 · 9 replies
    ar15.com ^ | 12/21/12 | KodiakZach
    [Open thread to view image of "Welcome" email.]
  • Today We Are Gathered … To Hear More About Me (Obama the Narcissist)

    12/23/2012 3:16:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | December 21, 2012 | Emily Yoffe
    Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display Friday when the president gave his eulogy for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who served in Congress for half a century representing Obama’s birth state of Hawaii. Inouye was a Japanese-American war hero (he lost an arm in World War II, destroying his dream of becoming a surgeon), and as a senator he served on the Watergate committee, helped rewrite our intelligence...