Thursday, June 28, 2012

Health Care Mandate Upheld

The good news is we now have a template for winning the House, Senate and the Presidency..... the economy and repealing the monstrosity known as Obamacare . It's a one two punch that can take them all.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chicago homicides rise an astonishing 38% in one year

A legacy left to us from "The Great Society" and exacerbated by several decades of corrupt Democrat control.
Mr. Emanuel listed safer streets among his top three priorities when he became mayor a year ago, but Chicago, the nation's third-largest city, is now testing that promise. Homicides are up by 38 percent from a year ago, and shootings have increased as well, even as killings have held steady or dropped in New York, Los Angeles and some other cities. As of June 17, 240 people had been killed here this year, mostly in shootings, 66 more deaths than occurred in the same period in 2011.

"That's somebody's husband, somebody's son, and they're dying right on our block," said Maya Hodari, who lives on a South Side street where two shootings have already taken place this year, one of them fatal and another as a toddler looked on. "It hurts."

The violence has left its largest scars in some of Chicago's most impoverished, struggling neighborhoods on the South and West Sides, places with views of the city's gleaming downtown skyline that feel worlds apart. Wealthier, whiter parts of the city have not been entirely immune - shootings were reported in the last few days along the city's Magnificent Mile shopping district and near the Lincoln Park Zoo - but a majority of the killings have been tied to Chicago's increasingly complicated gang warfare, police statistics suggest, and to the gritty neighborhoods where gangs have long thrived.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show

Climate models, a euphemism for pack of damn lies.
Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all. “Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and melt rates that are too high, suggesting a significant mass loss in this region that is actually not taking place,”

65 Outrageous Lies by President Obama

Not easy to sit through but worth it. Video HERE.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Obama orders feds not to cooperate with Arizona regarding reporting illegals

Reported by Rush Limbaugh.... On the heels of today's SCOTUS decision regarding Arizona's border protection law, Napalitano notified Arizona officials that the federal government/ICE/DHS has been ordered NOT to cooperate with AZ regarding the reporting of illegals stopped in AZ.

Unbelievable Obama. Blatant disregard for his oath of office.

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Increases 9 Percent in May

Yep, the private sector is doing just fine.

IRVINE, CA, Jun 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- RealtyTrac(R) ( www.realtytrac.com ), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report(TM) for May 2012, which shows foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions -- were reported on 205,990 U.S. properties in May, an increase of 9 percent from April but still down 4 percent from May 2011. The report also shows one in every 639 U.S. housing units with a foreclosure filing during the month.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Funny

Thanks RR.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."
 -H. L. Mencken.

Exodus: Wisconsin Government Workers Abandon Unions in Droves

And it's not just in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - the state's second-largest public-sector union after the National Education Association, which represents teachers - fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011, according to a person who has viewed Afscme's figures. A spokesman for Afscme declined to comment. Much of that decline came from Afscme Council 24, which represents Wisconsin state workers, whose membership plunged by two-thirds to 7,100 from 22,300 last year.
A provision of the Walker law that eliminated automatic dues collection hurt union membership. When a public-sector contract expires the state now stops collecting dues from the affected workers' paychecks unless they say they want the dues taken out, said Peter Davis, general counsel of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. In many cases, Afscme dropped members from its rolls after it failed to get them to affirm they want dues collected, said a labor official familiar with Afscme's figures.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead

How's that for chutzpah!

Woman hit by ball sues Little Leaguer

Oh what a litigious society we weave...
New Jersey woman who was struck in the facewith a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.
Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs from the Manchester Little League game two years ago. She's also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering.

Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near a fenced-in bullpen when she was hit with the ball. Catcher Matthew Migliaccio was 11 years old at the time and was warming up a pitcher.

Anthony Pagano, a lawyer for the Migliaccio and his family, says the lawsuit is "frivolous" and "disgusting."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Funny

Philadelphia Fed Index Plummets in June

Recession part deux.
Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region contracted for a second month in a row in June as new orders tumbled, a survey showed on Thursday.
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank said its business activity index dropped to minus 16.6 from minus 5.8 in May, far below economists' expectations for a reading of zero, according to a Reuters poll.

The forward-looking new orders gauge fell to minus 18.8 from minus 1.2.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Obama Asserts Executive Privilege on Fast and Furious

This isn't some second rate burglary cover up, this is concerning the murder of a law enforcement officer!

President Obama has granted an 11th-hour requestby Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against the attorney general by Republicans in the House.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Job Openings Report Shows Market Is...Really, Really Bad

And the beat goes on...
Job openings fell to a five-month low in April and showed their sharpest percentage decline in about seven and a half years, according to a government report Tuesday that helped confirm a slowdown in the labor market.
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, indicated 3.4 million job openings at the end of April, an 8 percent decline from the previous month. The pace of total hiring also slowed, with 160,000 fewer jobs filled during the month.

Moreover, the drop showed weakness across the employment spectrum, with manufacturing seeing 62,000 fewer job openings and construction dropping by 2,000.

Blogger exposes MSNBC video fraud

Today it’s being widely reported that Romney had a moment were he was amazed at the existence of WAWAs, a convenience/gas store, and the electronic touchtone ordering of sandwiches. They have spun this to make it seem like he’s out of touch – BUT THE VIDEO IS EDITED DECEPTIVELY.
Video HERE.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

In other words "we'll cripple our children if you don't stop!"
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A Taliban commander in northwest Pakistan has announced a ban on polio vaccines for children as long as the United States continues its campaign of drone strikes in the region, according to a statement by the Taliban.
"Polio drops will be banned in North Waziristan until the drones strikes are stopped," said the statement, released Saturday.

White House Leaked Friday's Immigration Announcement to NYT and Time Magazine

This White House has planned "leaks" down to a science.
Days before President Obama proclaimed a new Justice Department edict concerning the deportation of young illegal immigrants, both the New York Times and Time magazine ran huge stories on Hispanics in America.
According to Fox News Watch panelists Saturday, this was no coincidence...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Quote of the Week

Chunky Buxom Bimbo Meghan McCain stated that her "positive experience with cannabis" convinced her that she "should publicly come out in favor of legalizing the herb".

Fat, stupid and stoned is no way to go through life Meg.

Friday, June 15, 2012

U.S. Industrial Output Falls

The most "unexpected" 3 1/2 years in the history of man.
U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May, with a slump in manufacturing activity providing another sign of concern for the economic recovery.
Industrial production last month slipped 0.1%, the Federal Reserve said Friday. April's output figures were revised down slightly to a 1.0% gain, versus an initial estimate of a 1.1% jump.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

US unemployment aid applications rise to 386K

Another "summer of recovery"
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment aidlast week, suggesting hiring remains sluggish.
The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 386,000, an increase from an upwardly revised 380,000 the previous week.

The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose for the third straight week to 382,000. That's the highest in six weeks.
The 65th upward revison in 66 weeks. See a pattern?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Retail sales ex-autos post biggest fall in two years

Freakin racists not buying stuff just to make Obama look bad.
(Reuters) - Retail sales fell for a second straight month in May and wholesale prices dropped by the most in three years, offering more evidence of a downshift in the economic recovery.
Retail sales slipped 0.2 percent as demand for building materials sagged and declining gasoline prices weighed on receipts at service stations, a Commerce Department report showed on Wednesday. April's sales were revised to show a 0.2 percent drop instead of the previously reported 0.1 percent gain.
Motor vehicle sales rose 0.8 percent, a surprise given that manufacturers reported weak unit sales during the month. Excluding autos, sales fell 0.4 percent, the biggest decline in two years, after dropping 0.3 percent the prior month.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Video of the Week

No comment, just watch THIS. It's well worth the time

Long delayed ethics charges against Rep Maxine Waters to finally go forward

This witch deserves to be in jail.
It was in August of 2010 the House Ethics Committee decided to proceed with charges against California Congresswoman Maxine Waters for contriving to procure “special favors” for the Massachusetts-based, OneUnited Bank. And although “Waters has done her damnedest during [these] three years to exploit as many legal technicalities as possible to try to get the investigation halted…” it now looks as though the jig might finally be up.
(1) In 2008, Representative Waters set up a meeting between officials of the Treasury Department and members of a “trade association” of minority owned banks. The meeting, however, consisted almost exclusively of OneUnited Bank executives who, to the surprise of the Treasury people, asked them for a $50 million dollar loan! It seems the minority-owned OneUnited was in trouble.
It also seems Maxine Waters’ husband, Sidney Williams, was on the board of OneUnited and owned $350,000 worth of the bank’s stock–stock which would have been worthless if the bank failed. The Congresswoman forgot to mention this minor point to Treasury when arranging the get together.

Monday, June 11, 2012

House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder

Long overdo.
CBS News) CBS News has learned the House Oversight Committee will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. It's the fourth time in 30 years that Congress has launched a contempt action against an executive branch member.
This time, the dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over documents subpoenaed on October 12, 2011 in the Fast and Furious "gunwalking" investigation.

The Justice Department has maintained it has cooperated fully with the congressional investigation, turning over tens of thousands of documents and having Holder testify to Congress on the topic at least eight times.

However, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says the Justice Department has refused to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents.

Those include materials created after Feb. 4, 2011, when the Justice Department wrote a letter to Congress saying no gunwalking had occurred. The Justice Department later retracted the denial.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

School pulls patriotic song at graduation, but Justin Bieber's 'Baby' is OK

A controversial Coney Island principal has pulled the plug on patriotism.

Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.

Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.

Of the 16 teachers reviewing her, 12 gave her a 1 out of 10 score. Just another affirmative action hire.

Sunday Funny

Thanks RR.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

U.S. “disappointed” by Iran-IAEA atom talks failure

Hard to be disappointed if you're not ridiculously naive and actually see things as they really are.

Lack of progress in talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency is disappointing and it shows Tehran's continued failure to abide by its commitment to the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a U.S. envoy said on Saturday.

The IAEA and Iran failed at talks on Friday to unblock an investigation into suspected atom bomb research by the Islamic state, a setback dimming any chances for success in higher-level negotiations between Tehran and major powers later this month.

The IAEA, a Vienna-based U.N. agency, said no progress had been made in the meeting aimed at sealing a framework deal on resuming its long-stalled investigation.



Friday, June 08, 2012

Thought for the Day

Original Proverb: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish… and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Revised Proverb: “Give a man a welfare check, a cell phone, food stamps, section 8 housing, Medicaid, 100 weeks of unemployment checks, a 40-ounce malt liquor, needles, drugs, contraceptives, and designer Air Jordan shoes… and he will vote Democrat for a lifetime.”

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Romney, RNC Outraise Obama, DNC in May

Hmmmmm.

For the first time this year, Mitt Romney’s campaign has bested President Obama’s re-election effort in a one-month fundraising period, outraising the Democrats by more than $16 million in May. The Romney campaign, along with the Republican National Committee and a joint fundraising committee set up between the two entities called Romney Victory, raised $76.8 million last month, the campaign announced on Thursda
The campaign and the RNC also reported ending the month with $107 million cash on hand. That massive haul tops what the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised in May by more than $16 million, according to their figures announced Thursday morning.

Weekly jobless claims drop after weekly upward revision

Talk about a scam:

The only thing more amusing than the weekly upward revisions in the initial weekly jobless claims are the media reports of significant drops afterward. Today's case in point is the "drop" to 377,000 from last week's 383,000, which got revised upward to 389,000 ... the 64th upward revision in 65 weeks.

In the week ending June 2, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 377,000, a decrease of 12,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 389,000. The 4-week moving average was 377,750, an increase of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average of 376,000.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.6 percent for the week ending May 26, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate.

The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending May 26 was 3,293,000, an increase of 34,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 3,259,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,279,500, an increase of 11,500 from the preceding week’s revised average of 3,268,000.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

US Creates 69,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate 8.2%

The governments massaging of the numbers is finally catching up with them.

The American jobs engine hit stall speed in May, with the economy adding just 69,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate climbed to 8.2 percent.