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  • ‘Sugar Daddy’ Dating Sites Say Government Shutdown A Huge Boost To Sign-Ups

    10/07/2013 11:13:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    CBS News Washington D.C. ^ | October 7, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — An online dating website which bills itself as “The World’s Largest Sugar Daddy Dating Website” says it has recorded a 50 percent jump in average daily sign-ups since the start of the government shutdown. claims its traffic has seen a dramatic rise in people seeking “sugar daddy’s,” which Merriam-Webster defines as: “A well-to-do usually older man who supports or spends lavishly on a mistress, girlfriend, or boyfriend.” Similarly, – which allows first-dates to the highest bidder – has reported a similar massive increase in daily signups since last Sunday despite the fall typically being a...

    02/25/2012 7:49:46 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 6 replies ^ | 02/25/2012 |
    Among the analyses of the White House’s recent anti-foreclosure resolution with the banks, most critics are calling it a case study in politics, publicity or pandering. No matter how you slice it, they all say the law is pathetic...
  • 'Obama Condom' Dealer Busted

    06/01/2011 11:05:06 AM PDT · by bkopto · 15 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | May 31, 2011 | John Doyle
    José Andujar, 43, was busted last Friday in Times Square for selling his "Obama" condoms -- his third arrest in a year for unlicensed peddling, cops said. The arrest came despite a State Supreme Court justice ruling that his rubbers are protected by the Constitution's guarantee of free speech. The decision said that the condom wrappers should be treated like books, which do not require a vending license.
  • Your Tax Dollars Not At Work—5 Ways the Stimulus Has Cost Jobs

    08/31/2010 4:15:37 PM PDT · by Rhonda Robinson · 4 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | August 31. 2010 | SALLY MEININGER
    It’s easy to joke about the absurdity of stimulus funds gone awry, but every dollar was earned by the sweat of someone else’s brow. When you hear of a Kentucky furnace—unused for almost 140 years—getting close to a million dollars cumulative for restoration, you might go huh? All there is to show for the money is a roof and corner stabilization, and admittedly, most of the money was ‘lost’ due to ‘bad stewardship’. But that’s nothing compared to the quarter million dollar study of the effect of cocaine on monkeys and the sex drive of Japanese quail. Then there’s a...
  • ALERT! Banks Failing at Double the Pace of Last Year

    06/19/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 6 replies · 266+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/19/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Citing what he believes are clear signs the economy is bouncing back from recession, Vice-President Joe Biden yesterday touted Barack Obama's 'stimulus package' and bailout of Wall Street. Time for yet another fact-check on the pathological liars of the Obama Administration. Banks are failing at double the rate of last year. During 2009, which the government claims was the peak of the recession, the total number of bank failures at this point in the year was 40. It is already 83 for this year. Yet the FDIC is running ads on radio stations across the country attempting to scare people...
  • Obama's "Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan" Putting Homeowners In Default or Foreclosure

    01/05/2010 7:28:53 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 9 replies · 814+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | January 4, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    ... "I had never missed a payment and I had never been late on a mortgage payment. For the next three months, I sent in my monthly mortgage payment, which reflected the verbal agreement I made with Citibank. After a three month period, I began receiving documents which gave the appearance I was in the process of negotiating for the reduction in my mortgage payments--when I was led to believe back in June, I was meeting my responsibilities regarding the re-financing of my mortgage I had agreed to with Citibank. After a two month period of a back and forth...
  • Senate Republicans point out 'pure waste' found in stimulus package

    12/08/2009 2:53:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 647+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/09 | Alexander Bolton
    GOP senators on Tuesday highlighted “pure waste” in the billions of stimulus funds spent this year, including money for fossil research in Argentina, puppet shows and to protect cruise ships from terrorist attacks. The Obama administration has spent $217 billion in economic stimulus funds as of the end of November. A new report issued Tuesday by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.), the ranking Republican on the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, concluded that $7 billion was wasted or mismanaged. At the top of the GOP list of wasteful projects is a $5 million grant from the Department...
  • NYT: New Concensus Sees Stimulus Package as Working

    11/21/2009 7:11:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies · 1,163+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 21, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time. Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime? Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick, and rivet, and lime; Once I built a tower, now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime? Forget about the Great Recession. Pay no heed to home foreclosures. Ignore double digit unemployment.The stimulus package is working! That is thrust of a New York Times article written from the alternate economic universe. Here is the happy face appraisal of the stimulus package...
  • Why won't Obama give you a job? The WH thinks the stimulus is working...

    11/07/2009 5:58:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 552+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2009 | Alec MacGillis
    To hear President Obama tell it, he's been busy creating jobs since taking office. The $787 billion stimulus package, he said last winter, would "save or create 3.5 million jobs." The White House is touting reports from recipients of stimulus funds asserting that they have created or saved 640,000 jobs so far. Yet the national unemployment rate has now hit 10.2 percent, helping explain why Republicans won the governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey last week, just a year after the party's 2008 drubbing. And Obama declared Friday that more action is needed. "History tells us that job growth...
  • Recession declared over; but job losses mounting

    10/27/2009 11:29:05 AM PDT · by Baladas · 53 replies · 1,697+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/27/09 | TOM RAUM
    WASHINGTON — It's about to become official: The recession is over — but not the pain. The government will release figures this week expected to show that the economy has awakened from its deepest slump since the 1930s and is in the early stages of a recovery. But the following week, the government will issue another set of figures expected to show unemployment continuing to rise toward and possibly above a clearly recessionary 10 percent. How can both be possible? The government releases third-quarter Gross Domestic Product figures on Thursday. Many forecasters say they will show GDP growing at an...
  • Stimulus Contracts Go to Companies Under Criminal Investigation

    10/26/2009 9:16:04 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 2 replies · 468+ views
    Pro Publica ^ | October 25, 2009 | Michael Grabell
    The Department of Defense awarded nearly $30 million in stimulus contracts to six companies while they were under federal criminal investigation on suspicion of defrauding the government.According to Air Force documents, the companies claimed to be small, minority-owned businesses, which allowed them to gain special preference in bidding for government contracts. But investigators found that they were all part of a larger minority-owned enterprise in Southern California, making them ineligible for the contracts. Contractor Database [1]Search for companies near you that got stimulus transportation contracts. The Air Force and the Army awarded the companies 112 stimulus projects at U.S. military...
  • Biden: Stimulus saved 1,600 jobs in Orange schools (GAG ALERT!!!)

    08/19/2009 1:08:04 PM PDT · by Baladas · 16 replies · 962+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 19, 2009 | Leslie Postal
    Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised the federal economic recovery package Wednesday, saying it had saved more than 1,600 jobs in Orange County's public school system alone and 26,000 education jobs across Florida. Speaking at Jackson Middle in Orlando, the two called public school teachers the key to improving the country's economic situation and said many already do excellent work. But they also said that President Barack Obama's administration isn't interested in maintaining the status quo but instead wants to use the unprecedented resources now available as part of the recovery act -- some...
  • Michigan State Budget Shortfall May Result In Tax Increases

    08/19/2009 5:02:00 AM PDT · by taildragger · 18 replies · 1,340+ views
    Michigan State And Local Tax (Blog) ^ | 8/18/2009 | Ed Kisscorni
    Michigan State Budget Shortfall May Result In Tax Increases The state collected $150 million less in May, June and July than fiscal analysts projected as part of the May Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC), according to numbers released last week Tuesday by the House Fiscal Agency (HFA). That means a bigger problem next year, but not necessarily more budget cuts for this fiscal year. The state still shouldn't have a problem balancing its books in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009, thanks to a cushion created by leftover federal stimulus money. But fiscal 2010 is a different story.
  • My Banker Friend Got a Job Mowing Lawns, Signaling End of Recession

    08/12/2009 7:14:51 AM PDT · by nearlyperfect · 5 replies · 764+ views
    Underneath Politics ^ | 08-12-09 | Underneath Politics
    Toledo, OH - In another strong sign that the lengthy Republican caused recession is coming to an end, my friend, a former bank vice president, got a job with Martinez Landscaping where his primary duty will be mowing lawns, Underneath Politics has learned. "I'm so excited," my friend Todd Dellinger said while retrieving a few plaid shirts he hadn't worn in quite a while.
  • Steven Crowder: President Obama acts “like a shady car salesman”

    08/11/2009 5:59:16 PM PDT · by liesel2000 · 19 replies · 1,101+ views
    NewsReal ^ | August 11, 2009 | Kathy Shaidle
    For years, conservatives have longed for our own Michael Moore — a politically aware documentary filmmaker with brains, talent and a sense of humor — but without Moore’s habit of comparing Islamist terrorists to the Minutemen, fibbing about his stock holdings to maintain his “everyman” image, and larding his “non-fiction” films with lies and half-truths. Younger, friendlier (and far more telegenic) than his loony left counterpart, Steven Crowder may finally be our “great right hope.”
  • Widows Protest Marriage Incentive

    08/10/2009 12:55:39 PM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 260+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 10, 2009
    About 200 women marched through the Nepali capital Monday to denounce a government scheme to pay cash incentives to men for marrying widows, witnesses said. Nepal's center-left coalition announced a plan last month to pay men the equivalent of $650 for marrying widows, angering the widows. Monday, women shouting slogans such as "You can't sell your mother," and "We don't want government dowries," marched toward a government complex that houses the prime minister's office. (snip) But Neupane said it would only add to their woes as men would marry widows for money and later abandon them. Widows, she said, should...
  • Your Tax Dollars at Work: Door Repair - $1.44 Mil, In Nine Months' Time

    07/20/2009 10:50:33 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 12 replies · 443+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 7/20/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    As of this writing, the Obama administration hasn’t issued a statement to address the $1.44 million dollar door repair. I wonder how much money it would cost to replace. I also wonder, given the location of the door repair is listed as Dyess Air Force Base, why such a project doesn’t fall under the Defense Budget. Oh, yeah. Here’s something else I noticed in the listing. The order for the door repair was signed April 28, 2009. The expected completion date? January 26, 2010. Nine months to repair a door. No wonder it costs $1.44 million dollars! The government...
  • "Stimulus 2" Are We Serious?

    07/11/2009 3:08:15 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 23 replies · 738+ views
    Entitlement Syndrome ^ | 07/11/2009 | Admin
    We have recently read discussion in the mainstream media revolving around possibly creating a second stimulus package because, it seems, the first stimulus package — which has currently only expended around 20 billion dollars of its 787 billion dollar appropriation — either isn’t “comprehensive enough” or isn’t working, the opinion of which depends upon the political affiliation of the media person doing the analyzing of this new second stimulus idea. Such talk of yet another allocation of dollars the United States does not have nor has a hope of raising — without offering sky-high interest rates on its bonds and...
  • Obama approval ratings meet the reality of Obama deeds and fall

    06/24/2009 7:47:55 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 6/24/09 | alaphiah
    In spite of the Pro-Obama media’s 24/7 propaganda blitz, all positive Obama all of the time, there is developing a disconnect with the image that Obama image machine is trying to project and what the public is actually seeing in reality concerning the Obama federal budget, the weaken Obama economy and the Obama Democrat $787billion dollar stimulus bill passed by Democrats and Obama. It would appear that Obama is now being judged on his actual words and deeds. rather than his lofty promises and utopian socialist goals.(see story)
  • Sanford - One person with courage is a majority!

    04/13/2009 6:04:22 AM PDT · by charlestonsc · 5 replies · 468+ views ^ | 4/13/09 | Lee Walton
    No wonder liberals, progressive Democrats, and sundry socialists throughout S.C. and the nation hate and fear him. They can't control, intimidate or silence him, and he's not in their political pecking order. Governor Mark Sanford just can't be turned from his mission; he's like the Eveready Bunny - tirelessly banging on his drum for the entire world to hear. Sanford personifies the greatest fears of progressive Democrats and accentuates the qualities of character most lacking in themselves. Since his early days as a fledgling member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Sanford has held fast to his core conservative, Christian...