Friday, August 31, 2012
Full transcript HERE.
Posted by traderrob at 9:26 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits was unchanged last week, pointing to a labor market that was treading water.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were a seasonally adjusted 374,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised up to show 2,000 more applications than previously reported.The only reason they remained "flat" is due to the 73rd upward revision in 74 weeks.
Posted by traderrob at 11:03 AM
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Expect LOTS more of this.
TAMPA, Florida | To Republicans in the RNC convention hall last night, and surely to the majority of Americans watching at home, regardless of their politics, Ann Romney came across as a warm, kind and caring woman.
But the editors of the New York Times occupy a very different universe. In a nasty piece of work this morning, editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal painted an ugly picture of Ann Romney. Using the most violent of metaphors, Rosenthal saw a woman who, of all things, had "slipped a knife into President Obama." More after the jump.
Rosenthal also managed to refer to mother-of-five Mrs. Romney as a "diva." Imagine the Times's outrage if a conservative ever dared to refer to First Lady Obama in such terms. Here's Rosenthal's reprehensible line:
"The genius of Mrs. Romney’s diva performance was the way she smiled so warmly as she delicately slipped the knife into President Obama."
Posted by traderrob at 7:59 AM
Monday, August 20, 2012
To hell with personal responsibility for ones bretheren, it's the governments job.
BOSTON -- A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity.
The study released Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy found that residents in states where religious participation is higher than the rest of the nation, particularly in the South, gave the greatest percentage of their discretionary income to charity.
The Northeast, with lower religious participation, was the least generous to charities, with the six New England states filling the last six slots among the 50 states.
Posted by traderrob at 6:53 AM
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Just another example of the tolerance on the left.
Once again we see an Obama/abortion supporter who cannot keep to a civil debate.
This time in Wisconsin where Appleton resident Mary Hogland, 83, tried to interrupt a small, private Romney event. When her outburst was vociferously opposed by the Romney supporters that were actually invited to the gathering, Hogland spat in the face of one of the elderly women present.
This gathering was part of a "Wisconsin Women for Mitt" bus tour event featuring Wis. State Senator Alberta Darling and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch who recently beat a recall election mounted by the Badger State's government employee unions. Hogland interrupted the event questioning the Republican’s opposition to abortion and Planned Parenthood.
The small event, held in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, was by invite only, says Chris Hanson owner of the place where the event was held.
Posted by traderrob at 10:41 AM
Thursday, August 16, 2012
73 "upward revisions" in the last 74 weeks. See the MO?
The number of Americans lining up for new jobless benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, suggesting little improvement in the labor market.
In the week ending Aug. 11, applications for unemployment insurance payments rose by 2,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised figure of 364,000 to 366,000. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims would climb to 365,000 last week.
The four-week moving average, which normally provides a better indication of the underlying trend in labor markets than the weekly number of jobless claims, decreased by 5,500 to 363,750 for first-time benefit applicants.
The number of people filing for benefits after an initial week of aid increased fell 31,000 to 3.31 million in the week ending Aug. 4. The continuing claims figure does not include the number of Americans receiving extended benefits under federal programs. The four-week moving average for the week ended Aug. 4 fell by 3,000 to 3.31 million.
Posted by traderrob at 8:10 AM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I don't know who's a bigger liar, Biden or Obama.
In 1972 Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democrat nominee for vice President, lost his wife and young daughter in a car accident. Losing your family in an auto accident is a gut wrenching tragedy, to be sure. No one underestimates that and no ever blamed Mrs. Biden for the accident.
Right up there with despicable things one human can do to another, is falsely accusing the innocent of a crime. “Bearing false witness” is even in the 10 commandments, but Mr. Biden’s feigned Catholicism doesn’t let that stop him.
Last night CBS Inside Edition reports, “In a striking moment in December 2007, he opened his heart to University of Iowa students. “Let me tell you a little story. My wife and three kids were Christmas shopping for a Christmas tree, a tractor trailer, a guy who allegedly, and I never pursued it, drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family, killed my wife instantly, killed my daughter instantly, and hospitalized my two sons.”
Out on the stump recently and for years, Biden has repeated this charge. Lately, he has tried to soften it with the thought that he doesn’t know if the semi truck driver was drunk...., “ I never pursued it”. He didn’t follow the case about the death of his wife and child? Give me a break.
The court certainly did. The driver was never charged and was cleared of any wrong doing. Mrs. Biden, driving a station wagon full of kids and a Christmas tree pulled into the truck’s path. The driver, also a victim, had not been drinking and for the years before his death his reputation suffered with the false charge that Biden put out in the public for sympathy and political gain.
He will use his dead family and an innocent fellow American for his own personal profit. Don’t be surprised when he uses the rest of us.
Posted by traderrob at 7:55 AM
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I'm one of those in the 50%.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of Ryan, while 32% view him unfavorably. This includes 29% with a Very Favorable view of Romney’s vice presidential pick and 13% with a Very Unfavorable one. Only 13% are now unfamiliar with Ryan, and five percent (5%) are not sure about him.
Posted by traderrob at 8:27 AM
Friday, August 10, 2012
The presidential race in the battleground state of Iowa remains a near tie.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds Mitt Romney with 46% support to President Obama’s 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided...If Iowa goes Romney, he'll win.
The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Iowa was conducted on August 8, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence...
Posted by traderrob at 10:31 AM
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Not to mention the disparity in "voter intensity".
Some 300,000 registered Democrats have vanished in the key swing state of Florida since the 2008 elections, new official figures show.
Fewer than 4.6 million will be able to vote in the state's Democratic primaries next week. That's down from 4.9 million who were eligible in 2008 when a bright young candidate called Barack Obama was carrying the party flag.
Now, after nearly four years of Obama in the White House, enthusiasm for the party has waned in the battleground state with the big electoral prize, even as the state's population continues to rise.
Posted by traderrob at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
A non-partisan group (Houston-based True the Vote) has found 160 different counties coast-to-coast who's registered voters actually outnumber all eligible voters- and can somebody please tell me how a county (in Illinois, what a shock) could have over 500% of their eligibles registered?
And it's not just one isolated incident... it's 160: yet that's merely what was uncovered when somebody actually rolled-up their sleeves and had a real look at the problem we all know is there.
We also know who are operating under the assumption that voter fraud helps them politically, thus Team Obama's selective enforcement of immigration laws and refusal to assist states wishing to rectify their voter registration lists, all while in complete and utter (public) denial voter fraud even exists (they won't admit it and support it- so they refuse to acknowledge it and support it).
Posted by traderrob at 5:00 AM