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11% Favor Government Regulation of Blogsites

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11% Favor Government Regulation of Blogsites

Personal blogsites are becoming increasingly more common on the Internet, but just 11% of Americans believe that the government should regulate their content.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 66% of adults oppose federal government regulation of the sites. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure.

Support for regulation is higher among those 50 and older. There are virtually no partisan differences on this question.


Another Blow to President Obama

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At a time when President Obama has a -10 Presidential Approval Index...

At a time when President Obama is denied the 2016...

At a time when one of President Obama's priority reaches a new low in support (only 41% now support Obama Care, and it keeps going down), I'm just not sure President Obama can handle any more bad news...but most conservatives know that more is to come....take today for instance:


The economy is so bad...

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How bad is it?

 


What the…

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I’m going to file this one under the, you’ve got to be kidding me category.

FOOD STAMPS NOT INCLUDED

As with all American Girl dolls, Gwen offers what Mattel calls "valuable lessons about life." As well as marketing.


Anoka-Hennepin board votes to shutter 6 schools

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It is not often that I have a good thing to say about what a school board does, but in this case I’m going to make an exception.

Anoka-Hennepin board votes to shutter 6 schools

The Anoka-Hennepin school board voted Monday night to close six schools -- five elementary and one middle school -- plus an early childhood center and a kindergarten center. Although two of the buildings will reopen with new functions, it is the first time since the 1950s that the state's largest district has acted to permanently shutter schools.


The Post Office Pisses Me Off

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Earlier this year Postmaster General John Potter told Congress that the US Postal service would run out of money this year if they didn’t get help.  "We are facing losses of historic proportion. Our situation is critical," Potter told a House panel.

Well guess what, I believe I know part of the reason why…they SUCK!

This week I got a little orange card in the mail saying that I had a certified package that I needed to sign for…and it had to be in person.  Crap.  Having been through this before I knew that this was going to be no easy task since both my wife and I worked and that the Post Office had rather limited hours…but what I forgot was HOW limited the hours were.


Tort Reform Is Needed...NOW!!!

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This is a classic example why tort reform is needed in the US, and needed ASAFP!

Man sues BofA for "1,784 billion, trillion dollars"

Dalton Chiscolm is unhappy about Bank of America's customer service -- really, really unhappy.

Chiscolm in August sued the largest U.S. bank and its board, demanding that "1,784 billion, trillion dollars" be deposited into his account the next day. He also demanded an additional $200,164,000, court papers show.


Political Humor

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One day a fourth grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up -- fireman, mechanic, businessman, salesman, doctor, lawyer, and so forth.

However, little Justin was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the teacher prodded him about his father, he finally replied, 'Okay...my father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men and they stuff money in his thong pouch. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money.'

The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and then took little Justin aside to ask him,

'Is that really true about your father?'

'No', the boy said, 'He actually works for the Democratic National Committee and helped get Barack Obama elected President last year, but I was too embarrassed to say that in front of the class..."


Obama Needs a Dictionary

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President Barack Obama says requiring people to get health insurance and fining them if they don't would not amount to a backhanded tax increase. "I absolutely reject that notion," the president said.

Blanketing most of the Sunday TV news shows, Obama defended his proposed health care overhaul, including a key point of the various health care bills on Capitol Hill: mandating that people get health insurance to share the cost burden fairly among all. Those who failed to get coverage would face financial penalties.

From www.dictionary.com's defination of TAX

tax–noun

1. a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc.

 


Transparency Isn’t Always Transparent

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A short time ago, our Community Organizer in Chief, President Obama, announced that he was going to be opening the books to the world showing who has been visiting the White House.

““For the first time in history, records of White House visitors will be made available to the public on an ongoing basis,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. “Americans have a right to know whose voices are being heard in the policymaking process.”

Of course, as is par for the course, President Obama is once again apparently only speaking in ½ truths.  According to an article on MSNBC today, there is a catch to his new “open” book policy.


You’ve just got to love the irony

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For the second year in a row, the utopian city from which our Community Organizer in Chief (President Obama) hails from, has been declared the most stressful city in the US.

 

To find our country's most stressful cities, Forbes,

“…examined quality of life factors in the country's 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas, or metros--geographic entities defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for use by federal agencies in collecting, tabulating and publishing federal statistics. We looked at June 2009 unemployment figures provided by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and cost of living figures from the Council for Community and Economic Research. We examined median home-price drops from Q1 2008 to Q1 2009 that were provided by the National Association of Realtors. Population density based on 2008 data from the U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI also factored. Last, we examined the number of sunny and partly sunny days per year, based on 2007 data from the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, as well as air-quality figures, based on 2007 data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

Other cities on the list:

 1 Chicago, IL

2 Los Angeles, CA

3 New York, NY

4 Cleveland, OH

4 Providence, RI

6 San Francisco, CA

7 Detroit, MI

8 Boston, MA

9 Washington, DC

10 San Jose, CA

Notice any trends…like, are these cities typically conservative, or uber liberal cities?


This Just In...

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...and don't get any ideas...I've already turned in Sequel and Duce...

Democrats, realizing the success of the President's "Cash For
 Clunkers" rebate program, have revamped a major portion of their
 National Health Care Plan.

 President Obama , Speaker Pelosi, and Sen. Reed   are expected to
 make this major announcement at a joint news conference later this
 week. I have obtained an advanced copy of the proposal which is  named....


Ahhhh…More Hope and Change

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If this wasn’t happening in front of me, I just wouldn’t believe it!

White House Adds $2 Trillion to Deficit Forecasts

The nation would be forced to borrow more than $9 trillion over the next decade under President Obama's policies, the White House acknowledged late Friday, bringing their long-term budget forecast in line with independent estimates.

 

The new projections add approximately $2 trillion to budget deficits through 2019. Earlier this year, the administration had predicted that Obama's policies would require the government to spend $7.108 trillion more than it collects in tax revenue over the next decade.


Relocate GM to China?

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From MSN Money

GM says it will sell 1.4 million cars in China this year. It sold about 180,000 in the US in July. The critical difference between its costs in the two markets is that many of GM’s Chinese vehicles are made in facilities owned by joint ventures with local car companies. Others are produced in manufacturing facilities with low labor costs. And, GM’s sales are growing in China and dropping in the US.

GM’s expenses in its home market may be falling because it has gone through Chapter 11. Unfortunately, the firm’s sales in its home market were down about 20% last month, so its restructuring cost improvements may end up doing little good.


Gee...Didn't See This One Coming...

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Obama's poll numbers drop

A second poll out this week shows a noticeable drop in public confidence in the president, six months into his term. The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released today put his overall job approval rating at 61 percent -- and on a steady decline from 76 percent in February.


 
 


Liberal Alarmist Insanity

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As I read this article I was reminded of George Carlin’s line about prostitution…”If phucking is legal, and selling is legal, then why isn’t selling phucking legal?”

Same thing here

 

H2-WHOA! Australian town bans bottled water sales

Residents of a rural Australian town hoping to protect the earth and their wallets have voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country — and possibly the world — to take such a drastic step in the growing backlash against the industry.

 

Is water illegal?

Are plastic bottles illegal?

Then why is selling plastic bottles filled with water illegal?

 


Obama Approval Drops by Double Digits in Ohio Poll

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Is this a foreshadow of things to come?

A new poll found that President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped by 13 percentage points from two months ago in Ohio, traditionally a critical swing state in presidential elections.

The survey by Quinnipiac University released today showed 49 percent of Ohio voters approved of Obama’s job performance, down from 62 percent in a May 6 poll. The disapproval figure for Obama in the new poll was 44 percent, up from 31 percent in the May survey.

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State Rep. Tom Emmer says he's running for governor

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State Rep. Tom Emmer announced this morning that he is running for governor.

 

The Delano Republican, one of the House's most outspoken conservatives, said in a statement that Minnesota "can no longer tolerate career politicians with no experience beyond the walls of our Capitol or government bureaucracies."

 

Emmer, 48, is an attorney who was elected to the House in 2004. He served on city councils in Independence and Delano before becoming a legislator, and is an active volunteer in the Delano area.


HAPPY 4th of July

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If We Don't Learn It Will Only Get Worse

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People are talking about this, but I don't think it's sunk in...the Obama administration's stimulus program sucks, and that's putting it mildly.

January 2009 President Obama put to the sheeple that with his stimulus bill in place the national unemployment would peak at 8.1% in 2009 and then fall to 7.9% in 2010.  Of course many in the financial markets were not as sure.   March 6, Vahan Janjigian, Forbes Chief Investment Strategist, offered his view, "The government cannot create jobs nearly as efficiently as businesses can. However, by raising taxes on the investment class, the president is virtually guaranteeing that more people will find themselves out of work...I have been warning since last September that the unemployment rate would reach 8-9% by June. I think the average for 2009 could exceed 8.5%. This is considerably higher than the president's forecast. Unfortunately, I think it is also much more realistic."

Right now unemployment stands at 9.5% (a 26-year high) and is expected to climb past 10% in the months to come, so I ask, have we learned our lesson about President Obama and his administration yet?


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