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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. SeekingArrangement.com 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, WhatsYourPrice.com – 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...
  • OBAMA’S LAME HOUSING LIFELINE: The Bank Deal Is a Bad One

    02/25/2012 7:49:46 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 6 replies
    www.webtoday.tv ^ | 02/25/2012 | WebToday.tv
    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 Recovery.gov 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
    Charlestonwatch.com ^ | 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...
  • Obama unveils new Symbol

    03/03/2009 1:38:57 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 164 replies · 8,299+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 3-3-09 | Phoenix Conservative
    Barack Obama sure likes his symbolism. Who can ever forget the hopeful rising sun coming up over a horizon of stripes, suggesting a new day of change coming? Or the Obama for President seal, complete with a spread-eagled eagle, heart filled with the hope of Obama's first seal? And certainly not the self-adulatory hubris of the Office of the President Elect. Today President Obama unleashed the latest creation of his egomaniacal mind, a stamp that will forever glorify (and transform, I'm sure) all the wasteful projects stemming from his porkulus spending bill, ARRA. President Obama announced today that his administration...
  • Who's Pen will be Mightier: Palin's Line Item Veto or Obama's Authority (Poll Included)

    02/27/2009 2:15:23 AM PST · by earmarksrus · 3 replies · 481+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | Friday, February 27, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    An interesting scenario is setting up under the stimulus package. In Alaska, the Governor has line-item veto on budget matters. In the federal stimulus law, there is a provision that allows for the state legislature to by-pass the executive branch. H/T to conservatives4palin on the topic of the legislator's comments on the matter. The language of the stimulus bill: ADDITIONAL FUNDING DISTRIBUTION AND ASSURANCE OF APPROPRIATE USE OF FUNDS SEC. 1607. (a) CERTIFICATION BY GOVERNOR. Not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act, for funds provided to any State or agency thereof, the Governor of...
  • Entrepreneurs Can Lead Us Out of the Crisis

    02/24/2009 9:45:37 AM PST · by giant sable · 39 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 24, 2009 | Tom Hayes & Michael S. Malone
    The passage of the $787 billion stimulus bill has so far failed to stimulate anything but greater market pessimism. This suggests to us that the strategy behind the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is wrong -- and worse, that the weapons it is using to fight the recession are obsolete.
  • Obama's Stimulus Package: Chump "Change" for Americans, Trillions ($) for U.S. Bankers & the Chinese

    02/22/2009 6:30:59 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 8 replies · 695+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Feb. 22, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    I wish I could take credit for the revelation, but I can't. You see, the other day my wife (Julie) and I were driving along I-55 between Chicago and the Illinois state capitol in Springfield. With a chuckle during our discussion over Barack Obama's latest trillion dollar spending spree, my wife summed up the new President's economic and social(ism) plan for our country. We had just heard the average American would receive a whopping $13 tax break from Obama's stimulus package. Now mind you, this bit of shocking information came after we learned there was money allocated in the stimulus...
  • BAM’S BILL HAS (SLIM) MAJORITY SUPPORT … 37% SUFFER FROM DO-SOMETHING DISEASE

    02/19/2009 12:12:43 PM PST · by andrew roman · 8 replies · 792+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 19 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    In a Fox News poll released today, a slim majority of Americans – 51% - support Barack Obama’s $787 billion pig meat bonanza, signed into law on Tuesday (four days after it had to be passed by Congress, lest the nation disintegrate into oblivion). The poll also says that 40% of Americans oppose it.But here’s the kicker.
  • Playing the Odds

    02/17/2009 1:42:40 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 4 replies · 360+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 17, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Odds of a terrorist attack on American soil during the Obama presidency: 12 to 1. ….and getting more even every day. Mixing dangerous policy cocktails such as reasserting American resolve in Afghanistan with the possible soft handling and release of known terrorists with the closure of Gitmo could make Obama appear – and act – weak on the War on Terror.
  • MORTGAGE PAYING SUCKERS ... LIKE ME

    02/15/2009 8:18:46 AM PST · by andrew roman · 10 replies · 750+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 15 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    It pays when someone else pays.I initially thought President Obama was going to turn a blind eye and neglect the housing crisis in his porktabulous $787 billion spending bill in favor of doorknobs, STD awareness, hybrid cars and abandoned mine sites. It looks like I couldn't be more wrong ... and it took an article I read at the Indy Mind blog to bring it to my attention. (Thanks a million, Arkady).Nothing apparently gets by President Obama - that is, except the truth, American values and the need to keep terrorists caged. Housing, as it turns out, is a huge...
  • $787 Billion stimulus strong-armed through congress!

    02/14/2009 12:19:56 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 9 replies · 426+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 2142009 | TDC
    In a major victory for President Obama, Democrats strong-armed a $787 billion, 1,071 page, 8-inch-thick stimulus package through congress late Friday night (in record speed and without understanding) that has left many scratching their heads and asking WHAT?
  • QUICK THOUGHTS ON SLIMY DEMOCRATS THE DAY AFTER

    02/14/2009 10:26:28 AM PST · by andrew roman · 10 replies · 515+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 14 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    I cannot even imagine the magnitude of the cacophonous outcry all of us would be hearing right now from every seedy nook and cranny of the main-stream media had Republicans been in control of both the White House and Congress while an unread, unscrutinized, unvetted, who-did-it-and-ran spending bill passed both houses before anyone could as much as inhale.Democrats orchestrated a legislative drive-by shooting for the ages, with the fleetness of a goose suffering from dysentery, sending to the President's desk a hunk of burning pig-meat over a thousand pages long that no one outside of speed readers and time travelers...
  • THE REVOLUTION WAS(Profound essay on the New Deal- LONG READ)

    02/13/2009 1:24:35 PM PST · by managusta · 40 replies · 985+ views
    Roosevelt Myth ^ | 1938 | Garet Garrett
    There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom. There are those who have never ceased to say very earnestly, "Something is going to happen to the American form of government if we don't watch out." These were the innocent disarmers. Their trust was in words. They had forgotten their Aristotle. More than 2,000 years ago he wrote of what can happen within...
  • Moonbat Du Jour(s): Congress

    02/12/2009 10:39:34 AM PST · by Jeliota · 2 replies · 214+ views
    Conservative Blog ^ | 02/12/2009 | Paul Zannucci
    Okay, I'll try not to make a habit of lumping vast sums of moonbats together, but this deserves it. Both the House and the Senate have managed to pass their own versions of a stimulus package, and trying to determine which is better would be like the Underwriters Laboratories detonating various nuclear devices to gauge how consumer-safe they are. Or Consumer Reports rating poisons by taste, consistency and overall value. You get the point...
  • Stimulus Bill Raises Concerns Over Government Rationing of Health Care

    02/12/2009 2:08:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 731+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) - Two provisions in President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan could give the federal government the authority to oversee the medical decisions made between doctors and patients, critics warn, which could result in the rationing of health care. The plan to make all health records electronic and establish an effectiveness board to review health care costs was part of the $838 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the Senate Tuesday." SNIPPET: "Further, the legislation also spends $1.1 billion to establish a Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research, which would serve as an umbrella group for all federal...
  • WHITE HOUSE/CONGRESSIONAL AGREEMENT - BUT NO REPUBLICANS ALLOWED

    02/11/2009 12:13:02 PM PST · by andrew roman · 10 replies · 616+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 11 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    It’s good to be left out sometimes. A couple of weeks ago, Republicans unanimously pulled themselves out of the fun of passing Obama’s stimulus bill in the House. Yesterday, save for three legislative wastes of space, Republicans said “no” to the Senate version. Now, comes the word that Republicans are being left out of the House-Senate negotiations on finalizing the bill by the all-inclusive, unity-happy, postpartisan Democrats.Politically, I say “good.” Let them have it. All of the credit for a bill that everyone with at least a few working synapses knew would pass know matter what Republicans did can stay...
  • WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME UP WITH THESE NUMBERS?

    02/11/2009 5:27:51 AM PST · by andrew roman · 12 replies · 460+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 11 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    It's not just the colossal amount of waste in the Obama Recovery Kill that has my head trying to make apple juice out of pomegranates, but it's trying to figure out how the meatheads who created this thing arrived at some of their funding figures. (Whole cloth comes to mind).For instance, $650 million has been allocated for "abandoned mine sites." Call me uncreative and void of vision, but how exactly does one spend over a half-billion dollars on abandoned mine sites?On bigger signs warning people to stay out?To fill the holes?To put up a gift shop?Interestingly enough, the mine money...
  • FACT-CHECKING, EARMARKING, NOSE-GROWING

    02/11/2009 5:12:58 AM PST · by andrew roman · 279+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 11 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    When anyone on the payroll of the Associated Press actually bothers to veer away from Interstate Obama and earn their pay by doing some genuine reporting, i.e., legitimately questioning some of the claims put forth by the Messiah himself, it is definitely worth acknowledging. (It happens so rarely). AP reporter Calvin Woodward has actually done a fairly nice job fact checking some of The One’s assertions made in Elkhart, Indiana on Monday, while the President was attempting to build up support for his pig-meat spectacular, ultimately passed by the Senate yesterday. . The problem is, while doing a respectable...
  • Democrats Vote To Let Elderly Die In Name Of 'Stimulus'

    02/10/2009 9:44:24 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 32 replies · 1,240+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | February 10, 2009 | Michael Eden
    The so-called "stimulus" package was losing popular support on an almost daily basis until Barack Obama came out in a massive media barrage to support it. But one thing Obama never seems to mention is the fact that its passage will ration health care to the elderly. Betsy McCaughey, former lieutenant governor of New York, has uncovered a few unpleasant outcomes for little Suzy's poor old Grandma if the Generational Theft Act gets passed. Tom Daschle may be gone, now that folks know that this erstwhile Secretary of Health and Human Services didn't bother to pay all his Medicare Taxes....
  • Build It And They Will Come: Obama's Field of Dreams

    02/10/2009 3:18:25 AM PST · by earmarksrus · 5 replies · 425+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    After reading about Obama's press conference on the stimulus package, I thought did he hit a home run with the press corps? Some of the highlights (not necessarily in the order) of the press conference: Number two is that although there are some programs in there that I think are good policy, some of them aren't job creators. I think it's perfectly legitimate to say that those programs should be out of this particular recovery package and we can deal with them later. But when they start characterize something as pork without acknowledging that there are no earmarks in this...
  • Dog Parks, Pooper Scoopers and the World's Oldest Profession

    02/08/2009 5:52:19 PM PST · by earmarksrus · 5 replies · 407+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | Sunday February 8, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    I wanted to see how many dog parks were asked to be federally funded in this pork bill named Stimulus. So I did a quick search and I came up with Four projectsOver $3.5 million dollars. I expect to see an increase in pooper scooper sales and that is where I would put my money. Next, I wanted to see about the world's oldest profession, prostitution. I did a quick search and I came up with one project.This was in Dayton Ohio; $1.5 million to educate and house prostitutes and zero jobs created. I did a quick google search and...
  • Is the Rose Losing its Bloom?

    02/07/2009 2:18:14 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 20 replies · 882+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 7, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    But it’s his own kind – some Democrat voters, anti-war morons, and other various leftwing nuts – who are providing the real entertainment lately. While still chanting their prObama slogans and arguing the case for Barack in public, one by one they are getting that look. You know the look it seems every teenage boy has? That vacant, speechless look like he was just hit in the back of the head with a shovel? That look.
  • $20.3 Million for the Resettlement of Radical Muslims

    02/06/2009 10:08:34 AM PST · by classical artist · 45 replies · 3,835+ views
    Always on Watch: Semper Vigilans ^ | 2/6/09 | Paul L. Williams, Bos Smith, and Michael Travis
    By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza. The "presidential determination" which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4. President Obama's decision, according to the Register, was necessitated by "the urgent refugee and migration needs" of the "victims." Few on Capital Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who...
  • Abandon the Non-Stimulating "Stimulus" Package

    02/06/2009 8:40:56 AM PST · by redhotright · 3 replies · 234+ views
    http://redhotright.blogspot.com/ ^ | 2009-02-06 | Red-Hot Right
    Back in the old days tribes would perform elaborate rituals and sacrifices in the middle of Winter in order to ensure that Summer returns. Their priests and leaders engaged in scare tactics in reasoning that the rituals were necessary and that if the rituals were not performed, Summer would not return. One would think that our society has advanced enough that we would no longer engage in such scaremongering practices, but one would be wrong. Obama and many in Congress are loudly proclaiming that if we don't pass the stimulus package right now, our economy will be permanently damanged. Even...
  • Harry Potter and the New World Disorder #6

    02/05/2009 9:06:10 AM PST · by redhotright · 10 replies · 431+ views
    http://redhotright.blogspot.com/ ^ | 2009-02-05 | Red-Hot Right
    Chapter 6 - The Whomping Oak and St. Mungo's Hospital Voldemort's attempt to impose his Socialist New World Disorder over the Wizarding Community has hit a snag.
  • Stimulus Bill Would Discriminate Against Religious Activity on Campus, Conservative Groups Say

    02/05/2009 3:54:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 492+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Thursday, February 05, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama’s economic stimulus bill would forbid colleges -- both religious and secular -- from receiving stimulus funds to improve facilities that are used for religious purposes. The provision is found in the Higher Education Modernization, Renovation and Repair section (Sec. 9302) of both the House and Senate versions of the bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. According to the provision, none of funds of the $6 billion allotted to the renovation, modernization, or repair of college buildings may be used for facilities “(i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or school department of divinity;...
  • Obama fires shot at Republicans on stimulus plan [that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems"]

    02/04/2009 5:10:11 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies · 2,698+ views
    Obama fires shot at Republicans on stimulus plan Agence France-Presse February 05, 2009 10:07am PRESIDENT Barack Obama has fired a sharp warning to Republicans mustered against his $US900 billion stimulus plan, playing the most partisan political card of his young presidency. Obama took a clear shot yesterday at opponents who have increasingly complained the huge plan is bloated by unnecessary spending and lacks sufficient tax cuts, as the measure made its slow way through the US Senate. "In the past two days, I have heard criticisms of this plan that, frankly, echo the very same failed theories that helped lead...
  • DeMint call in progress/ Stimulus bill

    02/04/2009 5:24:41 PM PST · by montesquiue · 17 replies · 649+ views
    Americans for Prosperity | 2/4/2009 | montesquie
    8:00 Eastern time Dear Conservative, We're at a crucial point in our battle to stop the Pelosi\Reid\Obama Stimulus boondoggle. Amendments to the legislation are now being debated and voted on hour-by-hour. In fact, yesterday a $246 million earmark for Hollywood (I'm not making this up) was found and stripped by alert senators like Tom Coburn from Oklahoma. The big vote on whether the thing will pass is still tenatively set for Friday but sources tell us that Majority Leader Reid knows the votes just are not there at the moment so they are considering postponing the vote until next week...
  • CBO: Obama stimulus harmful over long haul

    02/04/2009 4:40:06 PM PST · by engrpat · 41 replies · 1,868+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2-4-2009 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama's economic recovery package will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were to do nothing, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. CBO, the official scorekeepers for legislation, said the House and Senate bills will help in the short term but result in so much government debt that within a few years they would crowd out private investment, actually leading to a lower Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years than if the government had done nothing. CBO estimates that by 2019 the Senate legislation would reduce GDP by 0.1 percent to...
  • The Stimulus Will Cost Jobs

    02/04/2009 3:43:56 PM PST · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 302+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 02/04/2009 | John Lott
    President Obama and the Democrats’ “stimulus” package will increase the unemployment rate. The changes they propose will also make us poorer, with fewer, less productive jobs. The most obvious explanation is the $36 billion in increased unemployment insurance benefits. Larger benefits at least for this year will encourage some people, who may be unhappy with their jobs, to be unemployed while they look for something better. Others will be a little more reluctant to take a new job when they are offered it. Unlike the rest of the “stimulus” package that is over two years, since the increased benefits are...
  • Senate Stimulus Bill Would Provide 300,000 Jobs for Illegal Immigrants

    02/04/2009 3:35:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies · 2,124+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | February 4, 2009 | by Robert E. Rector
    If enacted, the Senate stimulus bill would fund over $100 billion in new government construction projects with the goal of providing additional jobs to unemployed Americans. The House-passed stimulus bill contains explicit language to bar employment of illegal immigrants in these construction projects. However, the Senate bill deliberately omits this language. If the Senate version of the bill becomes law, a great number of the workers employed in government construction programs will, in fact, be illegal immigrants. About one out of seven (or 15 percent) of workers employed in construction in the U.S. is an illegal immigrant.[1] Unless strong mechanisms...
  • Blue Dog Says Pelosi Treats Members Like 'Mushrooms' (AUDIO with (D-Tenn) Rep. Jim Cooper )

    02/04/2009 7:00:30 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 35 replies · 1,629+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Tuesday, February 03, 2009 , 10:04 PM | Amanda Carpenter
    Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper (Tenn.) vented to Air America about the way Speaker Nancy Pelosi was treating members who wanted to do things like read the bills being voted on. It wasn't pretty. Cooper, one of the 11 Democrats to vote against the House version of the stimulus bill, said he landed in hot water with Pelosi because he cared what was in the bill. "I got in terrible trouble with our leadership because they don’t care what’s in the bill, they just want it pass and they want it to be unanimous," he said. "They don’t mind the partisan...
  • CONSERVATISM - GREAT WHILE IT LASTED (THE FOLLOW UP)

    02/04/2009 6:05:13 AM PST · by andrew roman · 7 replies · 443+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 4 February 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Today's Washington Post headline may say that Democrats don't have the votes to pass the Obama "stimulus" package as it is currently written, but what does that really mean? That instead of a $900 billion monstrosity, it'll be worked and re-worked so that it is transformed into a lean mean $800 billion nightmare?The bottom line is - Republicans tick me off. And it's catching.If this were a petition to that effect, there'd also be a ton of enraged environmentalists, because a whole lot of trees would lose their lives to create the parchment needed to accommodate the signatures.Republicans have been...