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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

GM Invests $600 Million in English Soccer Team

GM Invests $600 Million in English Soccer Team: "$600 million GM is giving to Man United over the next 7 years is a sponsorship deal. In return, Man United will wear "Chevrolet" on their jerseys and GM will be able to call itself Man United's "global automobile partner." It will immediately have the edge with all those consumers who look to their favorite soccer club for car buying advice. "

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Articles: The Amazing Presidential Power-Grab

Articles: The Amazing Presidential Power-Grab: "With little consternation or lasting opposition, the Obama administration has dramatically usurped congressional power at the expense of popular will and the rule of law.  Numerous dastardly bureaucratic coups -- motivated by the president's progressive and political agenda -- have amazingly failed to engender a serious response.
What began as a trickle of presidential power-grabs has turned into a cascade of executive roguery.  A list of them is worth some review and reflection:"

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How Barack Obama “Pays Down the Debt” | Power Line

How Barack Obama “Pays Down the Debt” | Power Line: "Contrary to popular belief, politicians are not, as a rule, particularly dishonest people. But there are exceptions. On the current scene, it would be hard to find another politician as dishonest as Barack Obama. Currently, he is running an ad that says he has a plan to “pay down the debt in a balanced way.” He also tries to justify his call for a tax increase on the ground that the increased revenues will reduce the deficit.

But where, exactly, is Obama’s plan to “pay down the debt”? It is a figment of his imagination; or, rather, a convenient lie that he thinks will help him politically. "

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air: "With Mitt Romney on his way to Israel, Barack Obama needed to make a public gesture showing his commitment to the key American ally. Unfortunately, Obama couldn’t quite figure out the difference between “million” and “billion” when it came to the spending he had just authorized with his signature, and ended up incorrectly correcting himself — in a rare televised signing from the Oval Office:"

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Müller lite: Why Every Scientist Needs a Classical Training—Christopher Monckton of Brenchley | William M. Briggs

Müller lite: Why Every Scientist Needs a Classical Training—Christopher Monckton of Brenchley | William M. Briggs: "If Dr. Müller had had a Classical training, he would have been made familiar with the dozen logical fallacies first codified by Aristotle 2300 years ago. He would not have attempted to draw any firm scientific conclusions as to causality merely from a superficial and in any event inadequate and uncertain correlation; and still less from a monstrous argumentum ad ignorantiam. Perhaps it is time to ensure that every scientist receives a Classical training, as nearly all of them once did."

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Let's Have Us Some of that NHS

Articles: Dancing Nurses and Dead Brits

Articles: Dancing Nurses and Dead Brits: "Brown lamented that British citizens "die and suffer unnecessarily for different reasons, but there is just one root cause: the blind faith the Government has in the ideology of the National Health Service, and our unwillingness to accept not just that it doesn't work, but that it can never work."  And meanwhile, Danny Boyle is "celebrating.""

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Arms-trade treaty talks collapse, supporters rip Obama « Hot Air

Arms-trade treaty talks collapse, supporters rip Obama « Hot Air: "Obama will end up taking the blame for this “failure,” which might seem unfair — but Obama chose to participate in this folly in 2009 after the US had previously refused, so he only has himself to blame for the impossible position in which he now finds himself.  That’s called smart power, apparently."

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PRIEBUS: Obama’s ‘gaffes’ are what he truly believes - Washington Times

PRIEBUS: Obama’s ‘gaffes’ are what he truly believes - Washington Times: "Looking at the whole picture, it’s clear the president’s comments are not gaffes. They are what he really believes. He’s detached from American economic reality, and it’s taking a toll on our country.

The Obama administration and campaign can make excuses all they want, but the facts are clear. Mr. Obama shows insufficient commitment to job creation. He demonstrates a misunderstanding of the economy. It’s all right there in the context."

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Private Sector: Obama's Time Behind 'Enemy Lines'

Private Sector: Obama's Time Behind 'Enemy Lines': "So, yes, by all means, let's put Obama's speech in the proper "context." He described his short stint in the private sector as "working for the enemy." He was a "spy behind enemy lines." That certainly adds some perspective to his infamous "you didn't build that" line. "

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Tax the Rich or We'll Kill This Dog

Tax the Rich or We'll Kill This Dog: "Simply put, progressives and Democrats are saying they are willing to, for all practical purposes, impose an enormous tax increase on each and every American subject to federal income tax rather than allow the total of the “Bush Tax Cuts” to be extended."

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Friday, July 27, 2012

White House Leaks: What Does Axelrod Know, and How Does He Know It?

White House Leaks: What Does Axelrod Know, and How Does He Know It?: "So now let’s restate the key questions that need to be asked of David Axelrod. He has been outside of the White House for 18 months, and so he can no longer claim the executive privilege that would still protect, for example, Jay Carney. Let’s ask three questions:
First, why has your basic answer to the leak question changed from June 10  July 25?
Second, have you spoken with the President, or anyone on the White House/National Security Council staff about these leaks? This question should pertain to all the people in the Situation Room, and yes, to another veteran political operative, Tom Donilon–now, incredibly and improbably, the national security adviser. 
Third, have you been contacted by any investigators from either the Justice Department or the Congress?   "

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Michelle Malkin » Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times fillet their mayors over Chick-fil-A opposition

Michelle Malkin » Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times fillet their mayors over Chick-fil-A opposition: "Oh come on, Sun-Times, Rahm recently said it’s because he’s looking out for Chicago values — his “Chick-fil-A offends who we are as a people” speech punctuated by gunfire echoing in the distance. Emanuel also welcomed Louis Farrakhan, whose own view on same-sex marriage doesn’t seem to offend the mayor’s Chicago values for some reason. Why doesn’t Rahm try to close Farrakhan’s restaurant? (rhetorical question, don’t waste any time on it)"

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Will four words — or two — derail Obama’s re-election? « Hot Air

Will four words — or two — derail Obama’s re-election? « Hot Air: "If one accepts the “context” of Obama’s apologists on this point, then one would have to conclude that Obama himself considers his own plan a failure, and that we need to revert back to the 1993 plan in which Obama had no part at all.  That’s not the case, as Obama has talked about another round of stimulus spending, making it clear that it is his own plan to which he referred in Oakland, as he needs a second term to pursue it. And it’s equally clear from the results that Obama’s plan hasn’t worked at all."

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Why 'It Worked' May Damage Obama More Than 'You Didn't Build That' - Guy Benson

Why 'It Worked' May Damage Obama More Than 'You Didn't Build That' - Guy Benson: "If Obama's stated rationale for re-election is that his policies have been an empirical success, he has no real rationale for re-election.  It's that simple.  Obama has inadvertently set a trap for his own party; will Republicans spring it? "

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Michelle Malkin » Stephanopoulos: Brian Ross’s zeal to connect Tea Party to Aurora shooting a ‘mistake made in good faith’

Michelle Malkin » Stephanopoulos: Brian Ross’s zeal to connect Tea Party to Aurora shooting a ‘mistake made in good faith’: "No political motivation? Ross probably found a couple dozen men named “James Holmes” in the area and just happened to pick the one from the Tea Party completely at random. Imagine the odds."

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Bachmann Still Standing as Information on Huma Abedin Emerges

Bachmann Still Standing as Information on Huma Abedin Emerges: "When we take these things into consideration, along with the fact that Sec. Clinton recently overrode Congressional objections and sent a $1.5 billion lump-sum payment to Morsi's Islamist government in Egypt, it only makes sense to investigate what influence the Muslim Brotherhood may be having over our foreign policy.
Bachmann took a stand for the security of the United States. And, thankfully, she's still standing."

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BFD: A Biden Fabulist Dud - Michelle Malkin - Page 1

BFD: A Biden Fabulist Dud - Michelle Malkin - Page 1: "Vice President Joe Biden, America's textbook Beltway barnacle, still labors under the illusion that he is America's middle-class Everyman. And now, he's gone and dragged his adult children into the land of Democratic make-believe. This is a BFD: a Biden Fabulist Dud.

As usual with White House class-warfare demagoguery, reality doesn't fit the wealth-bashing narrative."

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House GOP May Continue to Fund ObamaCare

House GOP May Continue to Fund ObamaCare: "Yes, conservatives do acknowledge that House Republican leadership has voted to repeal ObamaCare 33 times. However, many conservative leaders, led by ever-faithful Rep. Michele Bachmann, are reminding leadership that it’s about time to put “the power over the purse,” as James Madison noted, into effect. To say that it is more important to fund the government than to put a halt to a high-impact law denounced by most Americans easily appears politically self-serving. Perhaps even more so, when the reason Congress needs to continue the charade of multiple CRs is because Senate Democrats refuse to offer a budget."

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Obama and the Economic Blame Game | Karl Rove

Obama and the Economic Blame Game | Karl Rove: "In fact, another disaster is brewing at the Federal Housing Administration, which is engaged in some of the same risky practices that undermined Fannie and Freddie. Based on FHA's actuarial studies in November 2011, the agency was then short tens of billions of dollars and leveraged at least 840 to 1. If it is not already insolvent, the agency would be if the value of the mortgages it holds declined as little as 12/100th of a percent. This would trigger another massive taxpayer bailout.

When Mr. Obama warns on the campaign trail against "the same failed ideas that got us into this mess," reporters might gently remind him of his role in helping create the mess by opposing regulation of Fannie and Freddie, then showing little inclination to fix the problem, and now seeming blind to how he's creating another financial debacle."

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

REVEALED: Corzine’s MF Global Was Client of Eric Holder’s Law Firm

REVEALED: Corzine’s MF Global Was Client of Eric Holder’s Law Firm: "Both the left and the right are onto Holder’s Wall Street head fake. With the revelation of the new crony connections, the time for Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor in the Corzine/MF Global case is now."

More Venezuela.

Obama Holds First Cabinet Meeting Since January | The Weekly Standard

Obama Holds First Cabinet Meeting Since January | The Weekly Standard: "According to President Barack Obama's official schedule, "Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting."

By CBS reporter Mark Knoller's account, this cabinet meeting is the first one President Obama has held since January 31"

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Didn't build that.

Ten Pieces of Bad Economic News the Media's Ignoring

Ten Pieces of Bad Economic News the Media's Ignoring: "1. Weekly jobless claims shot up to 386,000.

2. Foreclosures are hitting our most vulnerable citizens.

3. Factory activity contracted for a second month in a row.

4. Home sales dropped a whopping 5.4% -- the biggest drop in nine months.

5. Retail sales dropped for the third straight month.

6. Consumer confidence dipped to 84.7.

7. U.S. business inventories increased by .3%...

8. …sales dropped .1%.

9. Food prices are skyrocketing.

10. More Americans are getting federal disability than jobs."

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Obama supporter interviews self

Lefty Political Framer George Lakoff Presaged Obama/Brown "You Didn't Build That" Theme - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Lefty Political Framer George Lakoff Presaged Obama/Brown "You Didn't Build That" Theme - Hit & Run : Reason.com: "I suspect that the president's furious backtracking/counterpunching after "You didn't build that" indicates some doubt about that, for one excellent reason: Federal spending has doubled in one decade, and we aren't getting double the quality in services. Spending on that level has ballooned debt service into 6 percent of the federal budget, with trend lines currently predicting that interest payments alone will eclipse the already enormous defense budget before the end of this decade. Meanwhile, all that spending has stubbornly failed to provide the promised-for economic turnaround."

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Dont Tell Rahm: Louis Farrakhan Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

Dont Tell Rahm: Louis Farrakhan Opposes Same-Sex Marriage: "Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's divulgement in a recent interview that he was against same sex marriage. Emanuel blasted Cathy, saying that his values "aren't Chicago's values" and agreed with Alderman Joe Moreno's vow to block another Chick-Fil-A restaurant from opening in Chicago.
Yet the next day, Emanuel welcomed Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam for assistance battling Chicago's crime. Apparently Farrakhan's legendary antisemitism is a "Chicago value" -- but what about Farrakhan's own stance against same sex marriage?"

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Obama: You didn’t write that!

Obama: You didn’t write that!: "One wonders what Ayers would think of Obama’s now infamous Roanoke speech. The teleprompter-free Obama seems to have drafted that himself – and he proved, if nothing else, that not everyone is “smart” enough or “hardworking” enough to succeed on his own."

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Obscurity: No crueler punishment!

Obscurity: No crueler punishment!: "Nor have any terrorists attempted to hijack any airplanes since 9/11, though there are other factors at work there, such as George W. Bush killing them first."

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Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air: " His plan promised that unemployment wouldn’t go above 8%.  It hasn’t gone below 8% since he put it in place.  His plan promised that the plan would increase GDP by 3.7% by the end of 2010.  We’re heading toward a GDP in the 1s, or possibly lower.  Obama’s plan promised to find 1.529 million jobs for women.  Instead, we’ve added only 2.412 million jobs since the start of the recovery in June 2009, and jobs for women over 16 years of age have only gone up 617,000.

I guess that’s Mission Accomplished in the era of Hope and Change, eh?"

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jobs Program Spent $76,000 Per Person To Help Youth Find Minimum Wage Jobs

Jobs Program Spent $76,000 Per Person To Help Youth Find Minimum Wage Jobs: "A new jobs training oversight report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) found that a federally-funded Oklahoma Job Corps program spent around $76,000 per person to help youth secure minimum wage jobs. "

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NBC's Chuck Todd: Our Poll Was Skewed

NBC's Chuck Todd: Our Poll Was Skewed: "Remember that media polls are often nothing more than propaganda. They are used to reinforce a narrative that the media wishes to advance. If they conform to the media's agenda, they will report them honestly. But, if they go against that narrative, the media will either ignore or, as seems to be the case here, "juice" the numbers to be the preferred result.
In the end, though, the media is just deluding itself. In November, the voters will have the definitive say. "

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Happy interventionists | Bogpaper.com

Happy interventionists | Bogpaper.com: "Well, it could be said that if all these economists took private property really seriously, they would have already become ‘Austrians’, so maybe I should not be surprised by the willingness of ‘mainstream’ economists to sacrifice the private property of third parties. But surprised I am. Surprised at what seems to be a growing enthusiasm for government-friendly quick fixes that come with little regard for the principles of capitalism and the free society, and with no consideration for the long run consequences."

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Romney donor bashed by Obama campaign now target of two federal audits | Fox News

Romney donor bashed by Obama campaign now target of two federal audits | Fox News: "An Idaho businessman singled out by the Obama campaign for giving $1 million in support of Mitt Romney is now the focus of IRS and Labor Department audits.

Frank VanderSloot, in an interview with FoxNews.com on Tuesday, said he received the initial audit notice from the IRS last month. Two weeks later, he got one from the Labor Department stating the agency would be looking into records related to foreign employees working at his Idaho Falls cattle ranch."

Venezuela.

Obama Thanks 'Gay Porn Kingpin' At Fundraiser

Obama Thanks 'Gay Porn Kingpin' At Fundraiser: "ONE of the 'bundlers' who has raised $50,000 to $100,000 for the Barack Obama presidential campaign is Terrence Bean, who once controlled the biggest producer of gay porn in America," the Post reported in 2008, during the president's first run the office. "Bean, the first gay on Sen. Obama's National Finance Committee, is the sole trustee of the Charles M. Holmes Foundation, which owned Falcon Studios, Jock Studios and Mustang Studios, the producers of about $10 million worth of all-male pornography a year."

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Articles: The Romney Legacy: A Rambler American

Articles: The Romney Legacy: A Rambler American: "If current polling is reliable, apparently at least half of likely presidential voters will militantly repudiate decency, simplicity, personal responsibility, and opportunity -- the struggling but noble legacy of George Romney.  Instead, they can't get enough of the hopeless canards from Barack Obama -- a divisive, deceptive, mischievous, lying mountebank who vilifies individual responsibility, initiative, and achievement.  A champion of collectivism and suffocating big-government intrusion.  The antithesis of decency, integrity, and optimism, who couldn't be more culturally and morally alien to the slice of Americana -- George Romney -- that Americans across the political spectrum at one time admired."

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Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air: "Declaring victory usually means that your enemies aren’t the last ones in the field."

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Obama on the economy: ‘We tried our plan — and it worked’ | WashingtonExaminer.com

Obama on the economy: ‘We tried our plan — and it worked’ | WashingtonExaminer.com: "“All told Obama’s violations of bankruptcy law made the bailout of GM and Chrysler $26.5 billion more expensive than it had to be,” Carroll explained recently. “And according to Obama’s own Treasury Department, taxpayers stand to lose $23 billion if GM stock were sold today.”"

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The Regnerus Controversy: Children In Traditional Families Do Better Than Those Raised In Non-Traditional Settings | William M. Briggs

The Regnerus Controversy: Children In Traditional Families Do Better Than Those Raised In Non-Traditional Settings | William M. Briggs: "Now, I don’t buy the logistic regression p-values Regnerus displays, but the tables which summarize the raw data are intriguing. And horrifying to progressives. According to Regnerus, traditional kids vote more, are more liable to be employed, are less likely to have a sexually transmitted disease, are more likely to feel closer to their parents, are happier, are less impulsive, make more money, are in better health, use less marijuana, are less likely to get drunk, watch less TV, have far fewer sexual “partners” (there’s a progressive word for you: it means the exact opposite of what it says), and (my favorite) are less likely to have pled guilty to a non-minor offense."

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy - The Rush Limbaugh Show

Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy - The Rush Limbaugh Show: "There's a great, great, great story on why intellectuals are anti-capitalist. I can boil it down: They're anti-capitalist because they're ragingly angry. As intellectuals, they think they're smarter than anybody in the world and they therefore ought to be richer than anybody else. But because they're not, they hate capitalism. It's really no more complicated than that. "

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Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy - The Rush Limbaugh Show

Politically Ill Leftists Exploit an Unspeakable Human Tragedy - The Rush Limbaugh Show: "Why do you go on the air with it if you don't know?  You're journalists.  Well, both of you are political hacks disguised as journalists.  But at least play the game. At least know before you go on the air.  But see, they didn't care whether it was true or not.  I maintain to you that they didn't care whether it was true.  They know the power they've got.  They know the power that they wield.  They wanted it out there that the Tea Party might have involved.  That's all they wanted to do, was somehow find some way to associate the Tea Party where you have no acts of violence on record. "

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Obama's Bain Attacks May be Helping Romney

Obama's Bain Attacks May be Helping Romney: "In the Obama campaign playbook, after an avalanche of negative ads, 63% of adults should not be thinking that Romney's tenure at Bain will help him make better decisions on the economy. The media can spin this all they want, but that is a campaign failure of epic proportions.
American's anxiety over the economy is only going to increase in the coming months. We won't be in an official recession before the election, because there are only a few months left before voting begins and you need two consecutive quarters of negative growth to trigger the recession label. But, for many Americans, the official designation of a recession won't matter, as they are feeling it already.
The Obama campaign will continue to scream that Romney is an extremely successful, very wealthy businessman. The American public looks set to respond, "Yes. Bring it on.""

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Poverty, gun control point to Liberalism's end | WashingtonExaminer.com

Poverty, gun control point to Liberalism's end | WashingtonExaminer.com: "And, he added, "With roughly 200 million guns loose in the country a maniac commits vast carnage in Colorado and the New York Times, in its headline, claims we are all 'reviving debate' on gun control. We can not even control our borders but somehow we are going to gather up two hundred million guns. As I say liberalism is dead--brain dead and otherwise.""

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Articles: Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder

Articles: Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder: "Also laughable is the enemedia's pretensions to journalistic integrity when they refuse to ask these questions.  A man is dead, and there is abundant evidence of improper conduct by Obama and his cronies, and the media lets the story lie dormant for four years.  Lt. Harris deserves better.  So do the American people."

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If It's So Easy to Run a Business on Leftist Principles, Why Don't Leftists Do It?

If It's So Easy to Run a Business on Leftist Principles, Why Don't Leftists Do It?: "The real reason Leftists don’t go into the private Internet business is - they don’t want there to be a private Internet."

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Articles: Washington's Message to Americans: 'We Own You'

Articles: Washington's Message to Americans: 'We Own You': "The claims and actions of our current administration and its radically left allies are nothing new, but they have been a constant of history.  The justifications for state control by omniscient elite have been the same for millennia.  Egotistical rulers, reinforced by powerful bureaucracies and armies of the governments they control, are all clones, be they dead and in the antique past or living in the here and now.  In fact, what we are seeing is a potential return to the governmental standards of antiquity.  The neo-Assyrian, statist impulses that harassed the entire twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, be they pale imitators of fascism, communism, or any other "ism" which favors the almighty State, currently are rising right here in America.
We are seeing authoritarian political philosophies recycled and retrofitted for the consumption of Americans.  The radical left and our president demote builders of businesses and followers of the American dream, building Washington into a virtual Babylon.  And yes, they should be given the credit for building the American Babylon, the symbol of fundamental transformation into authoritarianism."

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Killing people with “concern”? Biofuels led to nearly 200,000 deaths (est) in 2010. « JoNova: Science, carbon, climate and tax

Killing people with “concern”? Biofuels led to nearly 200,000 deaths (est) in 2010. « JoNova: Science, carbon, climate and tax: "The precautionary principle is exposed again for the insidious mindless posturing that it is.

Biofuel policies push more people into poverty as food prices rise and the poor are forced to spend more of their income on food. In a study  published in  Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Indur Goklany calculated the additional mortality burden of biofuels policies and found that nearly 200,000 people died in 2010 alone, because of efforts to use biofuels to reduce CO2 emissions.

Bad Government is a killer."

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Sugar cane ethanol biofuel produces 10 times the pollution of gasoline and diesel « JoNova: Science, carbon, climate and tax

Sugar cane ethanol biofuel produces 10 times the pollution of gasoline and diesel « JoNova: Science, carbon, climate and tax: "If global policies devalue concentrated energy underground and prize diffuse photosynthetic sources of energy above ground, will we protect and retain dirty rocks deep below the surface at the expense of biodiversity and health of plants and people? It seems so."

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The taxman cometh « Hot Air

The taxman cometh « Hot Air: "Here is the problem. Despite living an exemplary life and keeping all of your affairs in order and legal to the best of your abilities, because the laws are so outrageously complex and of such breadth and volume that it is impossible to know them and thus adhere to them, everyone who has any arrangement beyond the most simple can likely be found, upon thorough investigation, to be in violation of something. For this reason, getting audited can be problematic, despite honest attempts to stay compliant. Thus, people rightly fear being singled out and becoming an audit target."

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Germany may need to — er — “adjust” its own clean-energy standards « Hot Air

Germany may need to — er — “adjust” its own clean-energy standards « Hot Air: "Le sigh. Yet again, we’re presented with another demonstration of what happens when a government tries to engineer the society it wants based on the current regime’s political ambitions, rather than what is practically and fiscally possible. Is it really a good idea to just unilaterally decide that your country is going to overhaul its energy sector, just because you wish it to be so — the costs be damned? And besides spending unsustainable amounts of money on government programs to support the renewable ventures of its political favor, a perhaps greater concern is that the energy/science/tech industries are busy rent-seeking and chasing subsidies rather than a free-market profit. Government interference distorts market signals and displaces resources — what if they’re potentially wasting their time and resources on ideas that may not be worth a hill of beans while they could be researching and developing new alternatives that really could stand a shot? If this keeps up, perhaps we’ll never know."

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up? « Hot Air

Will the real Barack Obama please stand up? « Hot Air: "And then of course there are people, including this writer, who regard the Obama presidency as a failed experiment in which a man with no leadership experience or executive credentials was handed the most powerful job in this nation mainly on the strength of what turned out to be his largely imagined oratory skills, plus the color of his skin. The Paul Waldmans of the world will accuse those subscribing to this view of racism, but they should back off. Absent any concrete evidence that establishes  who Barack Obama is or what he stands for, everyone is entitled to his own imagined version of the man."

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Ebert: Gun-Free Theater Proves Concealed Carry Doesn't Work

Ebert: Gun-Free Theater Proves Concealed Carry Doesn't Work: "Of course, if Ebert had bothered to check before trying to use this murderous crime for his own anti-Second Amendment purposes, he may have found that no one could have shot back, because the theater chain does not allow its customers to carry guns in its theaters.
As it happens, the Century 16 theaters at 14300 E. Alameda Ave in Aurora, Colorado are owned by Cinemark Century Theaters, headquartered in Plano, Texas, and for several years this chain movie theater has told customers they are not welcome to bring their firearms into theaters."

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Michelle Malkin » ‘Green’ Groundhog Day: Another government-backed solar plant closes its doors

Michelle Malkin » ‘Green’ Groundhog Day: Another government-backed solar plant closes its doors: "I’m currently seeking a government grant to develop my idea for creating “green” energy by harnessing the wind power generated by the doors of DoE-backed solar operations slamming shut simultaneously. By my calculations this plan would create enough electricity to power Paducah for almost a year… maybe more."

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New Paper “Parameterization Of Instantaneous Global Horizontal Irradiance At The Surface. Part II: Cloudy-Sky Component” By Sun Et Al 2012 | Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr.

New Paper “Parameterization Of Instantaneous Global Horizontal Irradiance At The Surface. Part II: Cloudy-Sky Component” By Sun Et Al 2012 | Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr.: "Radiation calculaions in global numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate models are usually performed in 3-hourly time intervals in order to reduce the computational cost. This treatment can lead to an incorrect Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) at the Earth’s surface, which could be one of the error sources in modelled convection and precipitation."

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New Polls Show Bain Attack Hurt… Obama

New Polls Show Bain Attack Hurt… Obama: "All I know is that for the past few weeks Mr. Hope and Change has revealed himself to be Mr. Lie, Distract, Slash and Burn -- something, by the way, Cousin Eddie never did. And when you gamble with words like "felon" and tell lie after lie after lie and launch uncommonly vicious attack ads like this one, you are risking your likability.

With the one thing he had going for him, likability, and $100 million in attack ads, Obama gambled … and lost."

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Romney on offense, Democrats doubling down on “you didn’t build it” « Hot Air

Romney on offense, Democrats doubling down on “you didn’t build it” « Hot Air: "But hey, I hope Warren and Obama continue to make that argument all the way to the election.  We can have a contest to see how Americans perceive our nation — as a nation of government that creates and tolerates small business, or a nation of markets that funds government.  In fact, I think the competition between those visions is exactly what this election is all about, and it’s good that Democrats like Obama and Warren are finally being honest about it."

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Didn't earn that.

Obama lets the cat out of the bag - Right Turn - The Washington Post

Obama lets the cat out of the bag - Right Turn - The Washington Post: "he strawman has come home to roost. Obama has been painting a cartoon version of opponents for years.. And lo and behold he’s revealed himself to be the very caricature of the anti-business, government-is-all liberal Republicans have claimed him to be. Romney caught a break when he needed it.Game on."

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Michelle Obama's $80,000 Weekend in Aspen

Michelle Obama's $80,000 Weekend in Aspen: "How much would a weekend trip skiing trip to Aspen, Colorado, cost you? If you’re Michelle Obama and her two daughters, would you believe over $83,000?"

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Debunking the latest global warming hysterics « Hot Air

Debunking the latest global warming hysterics « Hot Air: " And they want us to pay how many more billions in taxes for “unfounded” claims about global warming and its relation to flooding and extreme weather?"

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Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air: "Obama apparently demanded a re-do just to get the press to report on the smooch, and to cover for his earlier gaffe."

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Romney Strikes

Well said!

Backroom ObamaCare deal with Big Pharma probed by GOP : Deadline Live With Jack Blood

Backroom ObamaCare deal with Big Pharma probed by GOP : Deadline Live With Jack Blood: "The White House refused to provide documents requested by the committee and instead, the memo reads, only sent over an uninformative list of meetings based on “calendar entries and other readily available information.”
“The calendar provided by the White House identifies a July 7, 2009, event as follows: “Meeting with PhRMA representatives” … this investigation, however, has revealed that this was not only a meeting between representatives of PhRMA and top White House aides; it was the critical meeting to solidify the deal.”"

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Top Ten Things Obama Has Not Released

Top Ten Things Obama Has Not Released: "In addition to the above, Obama and his campaign have lied about many facts about his past--his membership in the New Party; his extensive connections with ACORN; and his continued relationship with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, among other examples. Obama’s own memoir is filled with fabrications. And now he is lying about his opponent’s honorable record in business. He--and the media--have no shame.
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Six Months In The Obama Economy: No Jobs Council Meetings, Over 100 Fundraisers

Six Months In The Obama Economy: No Jobs Council Meetings, Over 100 Fundraisers: "“Coming off the worst quarter of job creation in two years, and with the worst jobs record of any president in modern history, it’s clear President Obama has failed to live up to his promises. Yet President Obama is listening more to his campaign donors and special interest groups than to his own jobs council. That makes perfect sense for a president more concerned with re-election than getting the economy back on track.”"

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

President Obama's jobs panel missing in action - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com

President Obama's jobs panel missing in action - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com: "President Barack Obama’s Jobs Council hasn’t met publicly for six months, even as the issue of job creation dominates the 2012 election.

At this point, the hiatus — which reached the half-year mark Tuesday — might be less awkward than an official meeting, given the hornet’s nest of issues that could sting Obama and the council members if the private-sector panel gets together."

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Romney Would be Insane to Release More Tax Returns, Unless....

Romney Would be Insane to Release More Tax Returns, Unless....: "Are we supposed to believe that who contributed to Obama's campaign in 2008 is less important than tax returns the IRS has already gone over and found nothing wrong with or more important than the Fast and Furious documents and these college transcripts no one can find?

The media would have you think so, wouldn't they? And we know this because the corrupt media refuses to make Obama pay a political price for his lack of transparency, even as they enter week four in beating Romney senseless over tax returns he's already released to the IRS.

It's a trap, and Romney knows it's a trap, and he needs to stand strong. My suggestion would be that he use this tax debate to open up a debate about Obama's lack of transparency -- that he use the tax returns as LEVERAGE to finally vet this president."

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Exclusive - The Vetting - Senator Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers Barbecue, July 4, 2005

Exclusive - The Vetting - Senator Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers Barbecue, July 4, 2005: "The continued connection between Obama and his radical, domestic terrorist associates until mere months before he launched his presidential campaign is sharply at odds with the way Obama minimized the relationship, as well as the way the media largely sought to portray it as an insignificant part of Obama's past."

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Dig Jobs

Here it is.

Bill Whittle Explains Why We Should Reelect Obama!

Very good video on Obama The Great.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air: "Apparently, Obama was so confusing that even his own campaign couldn’t figure out what he was trying to say.  They bowdlerized Obama’s quote — and made it sound as though Obama was claiming to have saved middle-class families $3600 each year:

President Obama: “I’ve cut taxes every year that I’ve been President by $3,600 for the typical middle-class family.”"

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Articles: TWA Flight 800: 16 Years and Still No Questions

Articles: TWA Flight 800: 16 Years and Still No Questions: "The explosion had taken place right at sunset, just 10 miles off the coast, on a perfect night, with thousands of people looking out over the sea from Long Island's popular south shore.  FBI witness No. 73, an aviation buff, watched a "red streak" with a "light gray smoke trail" move up toward the airliner, and then go "past the right side and above the aircraft before arcking [sic] back down toward the aircrafts [sic] right wing."  She even reported the actual breakup sequence before the authorities figured it out on their own."

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Top Dem Senators Have All Told Me Obama Doesn’t Know What He’s Doing – Horrified Democrat Senate Leaders | Maggie's Notebook

Top Dem Senators Have All Told Me Obama Doesn’t Know What He’s Doing – Horrified Democrat Senate Leaders | Maggie's Notebook: "JOE SCARBOROUGH TO MIKA: Democrats in Washington have been horrified by this president’s handling of things for a year-and-a-half now…the top Democrats in the United States Senate have all told me individually, this guy has no idea what he’s doing…"

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Articles: Is Obama Ripping Off the Mask?

Articles: Is Obama Ripping Off the Mask?: "I think there might be two reasons.  First, Obama really is an ideological radical -- there's no honest doubt about it anymore, given his expressed anti-capitalist and anti-constitutionalist views, his solid phalanx of radical associates throughout life, and his repeated assault on everyday Americans.  And while Obama is the most convincing liar since Bill Clinton, he has essentially given up on hiding his radicalism.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

NYT: Romney Team Quotes Whitman, Obama Team Curses

NYT: Romney Team Quotes Whitman, Obama Team Curses: "Obama people: foul-mouthed. Romney people: literate. Why, the campaign people seem to be a reflection of the best each movement has to offer. The next time a Leftist supporter of Obama curses at you (and it won’t be long) don’t be too taken aback; just suggest that they hire a Times reporter to accompany them to clean up their act. "

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Obama: “If You’ve Been Successful, You Didn’t Get There On Your Own” « Hot Air

Obama: “If You’ve Been Successful, You Didn’t Get There On Your Own” « Hot Air: "The facts stand on their own, and are more powerful than any rhetorical devices Obama or Warren can come up with — the wealthy pay their fair share, on average, and while the tax system is certainly deficient (it provides many well-connected rich Americans with special loopholes, and prevents 50% of workers from paying any non-payroll income taxes at all, to name but two flaws) it does not need higher rates while spending continues to grow unchecked and without proper oversight. Obama wants higher taxes? How about we cut spending by 20% or 30% as a trade-off or, better yet, simply eliminate loopholes and apply some of the extra tax revenue to deficit reduction and the rest to lower rates for everyone? Would that be the balanced approach he allegedly wants, and claimed to be for on Friday?"

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Obama's Fundraising Grab for Wedding Gifts Fails

Obama's Fundraising Grab for Wedding Gifts Fails: "1,137 Twitter posts is probably not worth making a fool of yourself with this narcissistic fundraising push, but in addition to today's Beyonce video, it's just another look at how Dear Leaderish this campaign has and always will be."

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Articles: IPCC Admits Its Past Reports Were Junk

Articles: IPCC Admits Its Past Reports Were Junk: "In 2010, we learned that much of what we thought we knew about global warming was compromised and probably false.  On June 27, the culprits confessed and promised to do better.  But where do we go to get our money back?"

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Confirmed: Media More In the Tank for Obama Than Realized | Jammie Wearing Fools

Confirmed: Media More In the Tank for Obama Than Realized | Jammie Wearing Fools: "Dirty little secret divulged by the New York Times: Media outlets send their stories to Team Obama for revision before the stories are released.

So much for freedom of the press."

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HughHewitt.com Blog : Hugh Hewitt : Romney, The 2002 Olympic Games, and Team Obama's Decision To Focus On Them

HughHewitt.com Blog : Hugh Hewitt : Romney, The 2002 Olympic Games, and Team Obama's Decision To Focus On Them: "The 2002 Games were close to cancelation when Romney arrived to take control of them. They turned out to be a wonderful display of American competence and enthusiasm, and coming just a few months after 9/11, proved a much-appreciated rallying point for the country.

Team Obama has thus arranged for this story line to appear just as the London Games in all their complexity roll out, a three week pageant that will underscore that
Romney's tenure in Utah oversaw the assembling of 2000 athletes and their families
from 70 countries to participate in 77 sports spread over 20 venues, a venture "run"
by an international committee, a national committee from every participating
country, a supervising board for every sport, as well as the federal, state and
local authorities, scrutinized by tens of thousands of  media as well as an
audience of a billion people and which was primarily paid for by private sector sponsors
and ticket purchases, with all of it being conducted in the shadow of 9/11."

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Romney charges Obama's ad attacks 'misdirected'

Romney charges Obama's ad attacks 'misdirected': "Mitt Romney demanded Monday that President Barack Obama back away from his persistent attacks on Romney's record at Bain Capital, advising that it would be better "if you spent some time speaking about your record."

"What does it say about a president whose record is so poor that all he can do in this campaign is attack me," Romney said in a nationally broadcast interview."

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Is it any wonder that ‘Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago’? « Hot Air

Is it any wonder that ‘Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago’? « Hot Air: "What is truly frightening is not that Obama is unable to recognize, much less own, his scornful derision toward those who disagree with him. It is that nearly half the voting age population of this country is unable to or is indifferent toward these qualities."

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If They're So Alike, Obama Should Propose The 'Reagan Rule' | CNSNews.com

If They're So Alike, Obama Should Propose The 'Reagan Rule' | CNSNews.com: "Obama is:
-- the man who surrounds himself with and seeks the advice of only the radical left and worse
--the man who redistributes (loots) the earnings of the producers to the non-producers so they will continue to vote for him
--the man who is spending and manipulating the greatest country on earth into helplessness and ruin
--the man who speaks of "social justice" but never of freedom.
--the man who hates free market capitalism.
--the man who prevents the development of our oil, coal & nuclear resources.
--the man who rejects the Constitution.
--the man who initiates force against us all by “mandating” his vision of health care.
He is, at best, a cheap Chicago left-wing politician who cares only that he get re-elected to a position he is grotesquely unequipped for -- yet doesn’t take even that position seriously enough to read Economics 101. "

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Articles: Do Obama's Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern?

Articles: Do Obama's Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern?: "Want more examples of what Obama is doing?
EO 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EO 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.
EO 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision
EO 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EO 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EO 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate and establish new locations for populations.
EO 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways, and public storage facilities.
Are we beginning to see a pattern here?  We're being prepared  for a national emergency.  Then there's taking control.  I personally think that what Obama is doing goes way beyond being prepared."

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Media Pass: Obama Tells Audience 'Paralegals' Will Help Fainters

Media Pass: Obama Tells Audience 'Paralegals' Will Help Fainters: "Remember when the Old Media assured us that Reagan was stupid, when they told us how dumb George W. Bush was, and how dumb McCain was? Remember how they were all too stupid to know what they were talking about? Not like Obama, right? Why he's the smartest guy in the room… any room. Why he even knows that "paralegals" are on hand to help those who might faint at one of his campaign appearances. Well, that is what he said."

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Islamist Generation - Mark Steyn - National Review Online

Islamist Generation - Mark Steyn - National Review Online: " Thus, in 2008, Barack Obama, being the preferred choice of America’s youth, was by definition the candidate of progress and the future. In humdrum reality, his idea of the future doesn’t seem to be any more futuristic than the pre-Thatcher statist wasteland of Britain in the Seventies, but that didn’t stop the massed ranks of fresh-faced youth chanting “We are the Hopeychange!” in adoring if glassy-eyed unison behind him at every campaign rally. Four years later, half of recent graduates can’t find full-time employment; Americans’ college debt is now larger than credit-card debt; the number of young people with summer jobs is at a record low; and men in their late 20s and early 30s trudge upstairs every night to the same bedroom in which they slept as a kindergartner."

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Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event in Roanoke, Virginia | The White House

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event in Roanoke, Virginia | The White House: "  If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."

Uhh, no, that isn't why DARPA did it...

I'm sick of this marxist claptrap.

Please can we show this clown the door in November?

Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now: Study • The Register

Climate was HOTTER in Roman, medieval times than now: Study • The Register: "A new study measuring temperatures over the past two millennia has concluded that in fact the temperatures seen in the last decade are far from being the hottest in history.

A large team of scientists making a comprehensive study of data from tree rings say that in fact global temperatures have been on a falling trend for the past 2,000 years and they have often been noticeably higher than they are today - despite the absence of any significant amounts of human-released carbon dioxide in the atmosphere back then.

"We found that previous estimates of historical temperatures during the Roman era and the Middle Ages were too low," says Professor-Doktor Jan Esper of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, one of the scientists leading the study. "Such findings are also significant with regard to climate policy.""

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Articles: The Obama Way: Selling Failure as Success

Articles: The Obama Way: Selling Failure as Success: "Barak Obama, in 2008, won the presidency on the platform that (among other things) he understood the country's economic problems and, more importantly, knew how to solve them.  Three-plus years later, the administration is now telling us that "The economy turns out to have been far worse ... than we knew at the time," "we are moving in the right direction," and that he now "needs more time to fix the economy."
"The economy turns out to have been far worse ... than we knew at the time" simply tells us that Mr. Obama never understood the problems to begin with."

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The 'Pre-Existing Condition' Hoax in ObamaTax

The 'Pre-Existing Condition' Hoax in ObamaTax: "The “pre-existing condition” feature of ObamaTax is, indeed, a hoax, because it assumes that, once the law is fully implemented, those with pre-existing conditions will still be able to schedule an appointment with their doctors and specialists within a reasonable period of time. The law assumes this despite the fact that, at full implementation, all the currently uninsured will be added to the rolls as patients to the health care system."

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Did Union Democrats Stage a Fake Fight at Ohio Romney Rally?

Did Union Democrats Stage a Fake Fight at Ohio Romney Rally?: "I wonder how many votes these protestors won with their childish stunt?"

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Col. West Identifies the Enemy

As usual, Col. Allen West tells it like it is.

Lessons from the Roberts Betrayal

Lessons from the Roberts Betrayal: "Distasteful though it may be, mainstream Americans need to learn that elections only change the names on the doors.  America will only turn from its catastrophic course when those in office are more concerned with pleasing the political mainstream than with appeasing the far left.  And that will only happen when the mainstream learns the art of power politics; because politics, not civics, is the name of the game.  The Roberts betrayal should be a lesson that trusting the people we put in office to do the right thing is a fool’s game; they will only do the right thing when we put more pressure on them than the left does. "

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Supreme Court Might Not Enforce Constitution’s Limits in Second Obama Term

Supreme Court Might Not Enforce Constitution’s Limits in Second Obama Term: "Liberty endures only when each branch fully and fearlessly checks and balances the other two branches. Abdicating judicial review empowers President Obama to subvert the Constitution with an imperial presidency, and fundamentally transform the United States to the detriment of future generations.  "

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Supreme Court Might Not Enforce Constitution’s Limits in Second Obama Term

Supreme Court Might Not Enforce Constitution’s Limits in Second Obama Term: "Liberty endures only when each branch fully and fearlessly checks and balances the other two branches. Abdicating judicial review empowers President Obama to subvert the Constitution with an imperial presidency, and fundamentally transform the United States to the detriment of future generations.  "

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Michelle Malkin » Obama’s Interior Department still going rogue

Michelle Malkin » Obama’s Interior Department still going rogue: "Instead of haranguing GOP opponent Mitt Romney with questions about his offshore bank accounts, this search-and-destroy White House should start accounting for its offshore drilling obstructionism. Salazar’s reign has been a shady, secretive and rotten deal for America."

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Is climate science just a belief? « Pointman's

Is climate science just a belief? « Pointman's: "The only explanation is an unethical one, and again it’s revealed in the climategate leak of emails. What they show is a systematic and endemic pattern of withholding raw data, deleting data, hiding behind loopholes in Freedom of Information legislation, the abuse of real world data to make it conform to specious prognostications and the wilful deletion of emails to further withhold information. Again, none of these activities were ever looked at hard by any of the investigations into climategate.
In the end, independent researchers have had to resort to Freedom of Information laws, to force the release of the data, but even now, nearly three years after climategate, the same pattern of withholding data, for a plethora of dubious reasons, is still at work. Quite frankly, when I look at some of the papers being published and the pattern of behaviour being exhibited to prevent the verification of the science, I’m reminded inescapably of the terminal phase of an outbreak of pathological science.
The answer to the above question is simple. If there’s no means to check it, then climate science is just another belief."

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Articles: Libs Say the Darndest Things

Articles: Libs Say the Darndest Things: "The Reality Principle is what separates the average conservative from the average liberal.  Conservatism is not a man-made ideology made up by some furious scribbler in 1848.  It is the common wisdom humans have distilled from Confucius to Plato and Ecclesiastes, Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson.  Conservatism comes down to humane realism.  American conservatives understand how much practical wisdom is found in places like the Constitution.  The Founders were the most thoughtful political minds of their century, and they built a legal foundation to last."

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mitt at NAACP

Great video.

GM Boasts Strong June Sales — But Is That the Whole Story? | TheBlaze.com

GM Boasts Strong June Sales — But Is That the Whole Story? | TheBlaze.com: "Barack Obama is now campaigning on the “success” of the government buying cars from … the government’s car company. With our money.
That’s like you setting up a lemonade stand for your kids.  You buy them the lemons, sugar, cups and pitchers – and then buy most of the lemonade yourself.
Except you are President Obama. Your kids are the United Autoworkers Union. And the lemonade cost $50 billion."

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‘Viva La Revolucion!’ Obama Campaign Rolls Out New Typeface Inspired By… | TheBlaze.com

‘Viva La Revolucion!’ Obama Campaign Rolls Out New Typeface Inspired By… | TheBlaze.com: "The Obama Campaign rolled out some new fonts on the campaign last week.  The typeface chosen for the word ‘America’ was starkly different that anything we had seen before. Buzzfeed’s Zeke Miller reported that the font was named “Revolution Gothic” and that according to myfonts.com the typeface origin is seeded in Cuban Communist propaganda."

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Ace of Spades HQ

Ace of Spades HQ: "Obama: I Regret Not Speaking Slower And Using Smaller Words. If I Had, You'd Realize How Lucky You Are I Let You Have Me As Your President
You might think Obama's greatest regret as President would be, oh I don't know, massive unemployment, crushing debt, or even a couple of hundred dead Mexicans.

If you did think any of those things, you'd be wrong."

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Obama: My Biggest Mistake Was Not 'Telling a Story' (Updated) | The Weekly Standard

Obama: My Biggest Mistake Was Not 'Telling a Story' (Updated) | The Weekly Standard: "President Obama believes that millions of Americans have lost their homes, their jobs and their livelihood because he failed to tell a good story. Being president is not about telling stories. Being president is about leading, and President Obama has failed to lead. No wonder Americans are losing faith in his presidency."

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Hot new leftist attack: Romney might have committed a felony by lying about when he quit Bain or something « Hot Air

Hot new leftist attack: Romney might have committed a felony by lying about when he quit Bain or something « Hot Air: " A good catch by Legal Insurrection. Not only is the “when did Romney quit Bain?” attack line old enough to have appeared in McCain’s 2007 oppo research file on Mitt, the information in that file actually came from a 2002 story in — ta da — the Boston Globe, the source of today’s supposed “bombshell.” The Globe’s recycling its own reporting as a “scoop” in the interest of helping Obama. Even worse, the Globe recently published a biography on Romney — and its narrative of what happened when he left Bain differs from the current version. "

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Biden Addresses Empty Seats at NAACP Convention

Biden Addresses Empty Seats at NAACP Convention: "BIDEN ADDRESSES EMPTY SEATS AT NAACP CONVENTION"
They may have booed Romney (ultimately giving him a standing ovation), but they ignored Biden.  Too funny.

Michelle Malkin » Finally! Presidential candidate announces running-mate

Michelle Malkin » Finally! Presidential candidate announces running-mate: "The duo’s slogan is “A ‘Green’ New Deal for America.” Think “Works Progress Administration ” with kumquat powered hybrids and jobs created via construction of a border fence around Oklahoma made entirely from unsold Solyndra solar panels, all paid for with a weekly national lottery where ten lucky green progressives will win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub eco-friendly wax on Al Gore’s private jet and limo fleet."

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Articles: Obama Campaign Is in Worse Shape Than It Looks

Articles: Obama Campaign Is in Worse Shape Than It Looks: "Nor should we rule out that, all other things having failed, Obama might use "the Chicago way" to muscle on through.  After all, this is a man who -- together with his team -- won most of his elections not at the polls, but rather by disqualifying his opponents from the ballot and having divorce records mysteriously unsealed.  The carefully coordinated attack against Governor Romney over his "Swiss bank accounts" will, I am certain, soon give way to darker insinuations perhaps both by the president and by his supporters.  Perhaps, as we saw in 2008 with donations made to the campaign from unverified foreign credit cards, when they run out of legitimate money, the campaign will find new sources.  We ought not forget the lessons of 2004, when Democratic operatives, with the collusion of parts of the mainstream media, sought to use forged documents to attack the character of President Bush in order to sway the election.  They were stopped then only because the new media was ready, willing, and able to refute and respond to their lies.  A cornered opponent is more dangerous than any other."

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Articles: Barack Kardashian?

Articles: Barack Kardashian?: "Hard as I try, I can find nothing Kardashian about Obama.  If anything, Barack is the anti-Kardashian.  Kim Kardashian is far from perfect, but she is a hardworking, successful, job-creating capitalist who treats people as individuals, goes and gives to church, supports various meaningful charitable causes, is close with her extended family, doesn't use drugs or drink alcohol, and has no friends who are admitted terrorists.  Obama doesn't want to work other than on the campaign trail.  He is a man who leads from behind.  He starts his workday late and ends his workday early, unless there's a party at the White House or a fundraiser somewhere.  Obama wants to golf, vacation, bike-ride, and read off of a teleprompter from time to time.  If Obama and Kim were on Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice, I have little doubt which would be the earlier recipient of the infamous "You're fired!""

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Man Who Introduced Obama At Rally Owes $500G To Former Employer « CBS Cleveland

Man Who Introduced Obama At Rally Owes $500G To Former Employer « CBS Cleveland: "An Ohio man who says he once lost his job and introduced President Barack Obama at a rally on Friday had been accused of stealing trade secrets by a former boss.

Court records show that Daniel Potkanowicz and a business partner in the Youngstown area were ordered to pay $500,000 to Clearview Window & Door after a judge ruled in 2009 that they had violated trade secrets."

"Had been accused".  Oh, and also found by a judge to have done it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

This is why I no longer vote for Democrats « The Greenroom

This is why I no longer vote for Democrats « The Greenroom: " But this is one of the reasons why I no longer vote for Democrats. I can’t stand the lack of ethics. And the hypocrisy."

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Ann Coulter - July 11, 2012 - FAST AND FURIOUS IS NOT A D.C. LAW FIRM

Ann Coulter - July 11, 2012 - FAST AND FURIOUS IS NOT A D.C. LAW FIRM: "Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious, not collateral damage.

It would be as if the Bush administration had implemented a covert operation to dump a dangerous abortifacient in Planned Parenthood clinics, resulting in hundreds of women dying -- just to give pro-lifers an argument about how dangerous abortion clinics are.

That's what Fast and Furious is about. "

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Report: Thousands fled Canada for health care in 2011 | The Daily Caller

Report: Thousands fled Canada for health care in 2011 | The Daily Caller: "A Canadian study released Wednesday found that many provinces in our neighbor to the north have seen patients fleeing the country and opting for medical treatment in the United States."

Inalienable.  Free.

Auditors: Obama administration is bending health law - Washington Times

Auditors: Obama administration is bending health law - Washington Times: "Congress’s non-partisan investigative arm said Wednesday President Obama is stretching the law to give bonuses to mediocre private Medicare plans — an $8 billion program the auditors had already urged the administration to cancel.

In a pointed letter, the Government Accountability Office’s chief lawyer said the administration hasn’t shown that it can learn anything by a “demonstration” project to pay bonuses to average-performing plans in the Medicare Advantage program. The lawyer also questioned “the agency’s legal authority to undertake the demonstration.”"

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Articles: Obama, the Pierre Trudeau of America

Articles: Obama, the Pierre Trudeau of America: "Canada under Harper enjoys economic good health, if not prosperity; Canada is adding jobs and lowering taxes.  It has taken Canada nearly a generation to begin to undo the damage Trudeau's socialism caused.
In November, Americans have the opportunity to choose their future.  The choices and the real-world consequences of that choice are evident elsewhere.  History does have a way of repeating -- on rare occasions, people can choose the history they want."

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

White Liberals Tell Black Americans Who They Can and Can't Like

White Liberals Tell Black Americans Who They Can and Can't Like: "Does anyone else find it intriguing that a group of whitebread, one-percenter, progressive hipsters are trying to boss around a segment of the voting population? And if black Americans vote for Romney, will "The Message" turn into "The Hose?"
"

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Failure of Serious Energy is a 'BFD' for Obama and His Chicago Cronies

Failure of Serious Energy is a 'BFD' for Obama and His Chicago Cronies: "The story of Serious Energy is a metaphor for Obama’s political career, featuring strong-arm union tactics, corrupt Chicago politicians, crony capitalism, and media propaganda. Back in May 2010, it was already clear that Serious Energy was a fiasco, one Breitbart News called the “Weatherization Undergound.” Two years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, the company is near the end of its natural trajectory as an Obama prop."

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CNN Hits Romney With Fact-Check That Doesn't Exist

CNN Hits Romney With Fact-Check That Doesn't Exist: "When the media could manufacture a huge anti-Romney narrative out of outsourcing, we were bombarded with news cycle after news cycle exploring how important this issue was, especially in swing states like Ohio.  But now that Obama's been caught lying AND outsourcing, MSM political analysts like CNN's Steinhauser are ready to shrug the whole issue off -- even if it means citing fact checks that simply don't exist.  "

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CBO: By the way, the rich already pay more than a fair share in taxes « Hot Air

CBO: By the way, the rich already pay more than a fair share in taxes « Hot Air: "According to the CBO’s latest analysis released Tuesday, wealthy Americans earn approximately 50 percent of all income, but pay around 70 percent of the federal tax burden."

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Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like | WashingtonExaminer.com

Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like | WashingtonExaminer.com: "In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matters executive have produced a video "satire" that claims blacks don't like Romney, who they dub so white he makes "Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.""

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Obama Eager To Sign Away Our Second Amendment Rights to U.N.

Obama Eager To Sign Away Our Second Amendment Rights to U.N.: "Any treaty that hands over regulations for the manufacturing of legal American firearms and related merchandise as well as the ownership and use of firearms would naturally seem to be a threat to our constitutional rights quite regardless of the bland reassurances of ATT supporters. Sadly, Obama has a long pre-White House history of opposing the Second Amendment, so it isn't surprising that he's itching to sign onto this treaty."

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Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air

Obamateurism of the Day « Hot Air: "In other words, even if Obama’s bogus numbers had been true, it wouldn’t have been “a step in the right direction.”  It would have been marching in place."

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare | The Daily Caller

Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare | The Daily Caller: "“Doctors clearly understand what Washington does not — that a piece of paper that says you are ‘covered’ by insurance or ‘enrolled’ in Medicare or Medicaid does not translate to actual medical care when doctors can’t afford to see patients at the lowball payments, and patients have to jump through government and insurance company bureaucratic hoops,” she said."

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Andrew Coulson: America Has Too Many Teachers - WSJ.com

Andrew Coulson: America Has Too Many Teachers - WSJ.com: "Since 1970, the public school workforce has roughly doubled—to 6.4 million from 3.3 million—and two-thirds of those new hires are teachers or teachers' aides. Over the same period, enrollment rose by a tepid 8.5%. Employment has thus grown 11 times faster than enrollment. If we returned to the student-to-staff ratio of 1970, American taxpayers would save about $210 billion annually in personnel costs."

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Video: CNN spins like a top for regurgitated Obama tax proposal « Hot Air

Video: CNN spins like a top for regurgitated Obama tax proposal « Hot Air: "What CNN and others should be asking is why Obama will only propose a one-year commitment to the current middle-income tax rates in exchange for a tax hike not even Democrats support.  What does Obama plan to do after the one year is up?"

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Great news for Obama: More than two-thirds of likely voters agree he’s been a transformative President « Hot Air

Great news for Obama: More than two-thirds of likely voters agree he’s been a transformative President « Hot Air: "In fact, nearly every demo in this poll thinks Obama has made the country change for the worse.  That includes 18-39 year olds, at 55/36, a demographic where Obama drew a significant amount of his strength in 2008, as well as low-income voters (<$20K 59/32, $20-40K 51/42), and moderates (barely at 42/40).   Independents strongly disapprove of Obama’s tranformative effort, 56/31.  It’s easier to pick out the demos that support Obama’s transformation: Democrats, black voters, liberals, and the $60-75K income group."

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Obama’s ‘missing year’ at Columbia found?

Obama’s ‘missing year’ at Columbia found?: "Graff further told WND no professor he knew could remember having Obama as a student at Columbia."

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Good Money After Bad: Obama's $50 Million Negative Ad Attack Fails to Move Polls

Good Money After Bad: Obama's $50 Million Negative Ad Attack Fails to Move Polls: "In a press release, the Romney campaign called Obama out on his hypocrisy, noting that he once complained about the negative nature of political campaigns. "Bemoaning negative ads while running a 75% negative campaign is the height of hypocrisy and reinforces the discouragement and cynicism that Americans feel about our broken political system in Washington DC.""

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Obama rewrites history, claims he had less cash than 2004, 2008 rivals | The Daily Caller

Obama rewrites history, claims he had less cash than 2004, 2008 rivals | The Daily Caller: "During his Maumee speech, Obama also made other debatable claims.

For example, he claimed the 2008 economic crash was caused a lack of regulation, even though it was largely caused by skewed federal regulations that were boosted and exploited by Obama and his political allies."

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Obama to campaign on 2010 re-run « Hot Air

Obama to campaign on 2010 re-run « Hot Air: "This is so unserious it almost descends into parody.  Even Democrats in the Senate last year didn’t bother to push the $250,000 cutoff that Obama proposed while he was in the midst of his Occupy fervor.  They ended up bumping the limit to a million dollars — and still didn’t get it through Congress.  Chuck Schumer complained with some justification that $250K in his state was a middle-class income."

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Los Angeles Jewish Federation Enforces Shariah Law

Los Angeles Jewish Federation Enforces Shariah Law: "Our constitution guarantees freedom of speech to every one of us here in America.  The Islamists in this country want to take it away from us.  Shari’ah Law has no place in a free country – a country for which heroic, red-blooded-American soldiers fight to uphold our Constitution – many paying the ultimate price.  We who are not in uniform have to defend that right ourselves through the courageous use of our freedom of speech.
The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles has disgraced itself by opposing freedom of speech in order to appease those who have precisely the goal of denying us the use of that right."

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Obama Spends Record $12 Billion To Keep Documents Secret

Obama Spends Record $12 Billion To Keep Documents Secret: "But a new report by the Information Security Oversight Committee found that in 2011, the Obama Administration spent a record $12 billion to keep documents secret, a 12 percent increase over last year's classification costs. "

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