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One small step in creating more jobs

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It is now the biggest step forward in 2011 for property rights and small business in the nation, as it pertains to the use of perfectly legal tobacco products at the state level.

The Nevada legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval has now made law – and history – by allowing free standing bars and taverns that wish to serve food, and allow for smoking, to do so. As long as they don't allow for those under 21 to enter, small businesses that had been suffering since the passage of the 2006 statewide smoking ban can now begin growing, again.
Small businesses like that owned by Jimmy and Stephanie Minchey that bought a bar and grill in 2006. It came with a full kitchen, walk-in cooler and freezer. There was room for a full kitchen staff. When the Minchey's bought Five Star Tavern, it was doing $30,000 in food sales per month.

Another reason to hate over educated liberals

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Get Over 'Ferris Bueller,' Everyone

Twenty-five years after its release, John Hughes's most-loved work doesn't hold up

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Obama figures out that Liberalism is a job killer

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President Obama's re-election machine is already running full bore, but has his entire Administration also decamped for the campaign trail? We ask because the towering ambitions of Mr. Obama's first two years have suddenly gone into abeyance in his third, apparently to be deferred until years five through eight. The White House is more or less conceding that it doesn't have a chance of winning a second term unless his major policies go on hiatus.

This holiday from committing liberal history began in December with the White House-GOP deal that extended the Bush tax rates through the 2012 election and added a payroll tax cut on employees to 4.2% from 6.2%. These proposals came from the same Democrats who only months earlier had increased payroll taxes to finance their health-care bill and routinely claim that tax rates don't matter to the private economy. But then, 9.1% joblessness and 1.8% growth have a way of concentrating the political mind.

President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness met today in Durham, NC at Cree Inc., a company that manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting. One of the Council's recommendations to President Obama was to streamline the federal permit process for construction and infrastructure projects. It was explained to Obama that the permitting process can delay projects for "months to years ... and in many cases even cause projects to be abandoned ... I'm sure that when you implemented the Recovery Act your staff briefed you on many of these challenges." At this point, Obama smiled and interjected, "Shovel-ready was not as ... uh .. shovel-ready as we expected." The Council, led by GE's Jeffrey Immelt, erupted in laughter.

The Obama administration promised the Recovery Act ("the stimulus") would prevent the jobless rate from going over 8%. It now stands at 9.1%.

I'm glad Obama and Jeff Immelt can laugh about millions of Americans being out of work, missing car and mortgage payments and losing any savings they might have had just trying to make ends meet. I can sure see how that is fucking hilarious, especially when his boondoggles cost American taxpayers $787 Billion and we have nothing to show for it.

Lying about sexting apparently isn't Rep. Anthony Weiner's only gray area.

When Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn) was photographed by the Daily News fleeing the Capitol in his Nissan Pathfinder, it was clear the July 2007 registration sticker in his window was expired, and there was no inspection sticker to be seen. Weiner, through a staffer, said the 1988 Nissan Pathfinder was registered in New York State.

Not so, said the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

This picture is not racist

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Pictures making fun of Presidents have been around since George Washington's term. The fact that Obama is black does not make this picture racist. It is typical political comedy.

The fact that people think it is racist shows how absurd the charge of racism has become.

The NYTimes does some basic math

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In April, Gov. Jerry Brown made headlines by signing into law an ambitious mandate that requires California to obtain one-third of its electricity from renewable-energy sources like sunlight and wind by 2020.

Consider California's new mandate. The state's peak electricity demand is about 52,000 megawatts. Meeting the one-third target will require (if you oversimplify a bit) about 17,000 megawatts of renewable-energy capacity.

The math is simple: To have 8,500 megawatts of solar capacity, California would need at least 23 projects the size of Ivanpah, covering about 129 square miles, an area more than five times as large as Manhattan.

NEW CASTLE, Del - Police here are investigating direct online communications between New York Rep. Anthony Weiner and a 17-year-old girl and are looking for any other young women who may be involved, though the nature of the communications wasn't immediately clear.

Sources close the student said the girl followed Weiner on Twitter after seeing him speak during a school trip to Washington on April 1. Weiner, after signing on to follow the girl's Twitter feed, direct-messaged the girl on April 13, the sources said, though it is not clear what other communication the two may have had between or after those dates. Weiner no longer follows the girl on Twitter.

Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.

The former speaker said in San Francisco that she believes the decision should be made by “the individual member” and the people in his district.

When will everyone admit that liberalism has failed?

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Less than half of African-American men now have full-time jobs, and less than half of all white men will have full-time jobs in 2018, according to post-2000 trends hidden in federal population and workforce data.

There are roughly 14 million people formally labeled as unemployed, but “there’s probably 22 million to 23 million people who are unemployed, mal-employed or underemployed,” said Andrew Sum, an economics professor at Northeastern University in Boston.

What Democrats have done to America

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

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Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: She 'secretly recorded death-bed video testimony to help nail John'

>In a final act of revenge, Elizabeth Edwards secretly recorded a testimony in her dying days that helped prosecutors indict husband John last week, it was claimed today.

John Edwards is due to stand trial on charges that could lead to a 30-year jail sentence after he pleaded not guilty on Friday to using $925,000 in campaign funds to cover up an affair and love child.

The estranged wife of the former presidential candidate is alleged to have filmed a damning testimony that was central to the prosecution’s case for charges.

Another reason to hate Politically correct speech

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As Prince Philip turns 90, relive some of his most hilarious gaffes

I would like to go to Russia very much — although the bastards murdered half my family.’ In 1967, when asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union.

‘If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.’ To a meeting of the World Wildlife Fund in 1986.

That Hopey Changey thing

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Obama kicks the legs out from under any job creation

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Who the hell is going to hire under this regime?

Notice the steep recoveries of jobs in previous downturns. The only company hiring now is McDonalds.

Palin beats the LameStream Media again

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Experts back Sarah Palin’s historical account

You betcha she was right!

Sarah Palin yesterday insisted her claim at the Old North Church last week that Paul Revere “warned the British” during his famed 1775 ride — remarks that Democrats and the media roundly ridiculed — is actually historically accurate. And local historians are backing her up.

In fact, Revere’s own account of the ride in a 1798 letter seems to back up Palin’s claim. Revere describes how after his capture by British officers, he warned them “there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.”

Yeah, I think the left lost this argument

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Surely it's time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.

Not necessarily on the forehead; I'm a reasonable man. Just something along their arm or across their chest so their grandchildren could say, ''Really? You were one of the ones who tried to stop the world doing something? And why exactly was that, granddad?''

Wow, it isn't often that a leftist is this honest about how they want the world to work.

The government is not here to help you.

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Minneapolis real estate has lost 10 percent of its value over the past year.

The Bush tax credit became the Obama law and has since added about $20 billion to the budget deficit. But it has cost homeowners a good deal more than that. Consider Minneapolis, with its 10 percent fall in home prices. Anyone who used the tax credit to buy a house worth $80,000 will have lost the full $8,000 of the tax credit, assuming the 10 percent decline is valid across all house valuations.

And unfortunately, it is not. Look at the invaluable housing-market website Zillow, run by the economist Stan Humphries, and you will see that the situation is considerably worse than the Minneapolis example would imply. Zillow differentiates between upmarket and downmarket housing. Nationwide, Zillow estimated this spring, there was an 8.2 percent drop in home valuations. But the top tier of houses lost only 4 percent of their value, the middle tier lost 9 percent, and the least desirable part of the housing stock lost 14 percent. Had you bought an $80,000 house in Minne-apolis, your house would likely have lost not $8,000 but at least $11,200, and probably more. That is, you would have lost the whole value of the federal tax credit, and thousands more besides. 

This assumes that Obama even cares

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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I think he couldn't care less about businesses. He's a socialist at heart and thinks socialism is the path forward.

Rep. Anthony Weiner, embroiled in a bizarre controversy over a lewd photo of a man’s crotch sent to a young woman from his Twitter account, said Wednesday it’s possible the photo is of him – though he insisted he didn’t send it.

I think we can all agree that Mr. Weiner did send the photo to a young woman. The fact that he has such photos on his computer shows intent to distribute them.

I am as vain as anyone and there are no package shots on my phone or PC. I doubt that many married men do.

Quote of the Day

Posted by: JW of Minnesota

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From today's Star Tribune, read this gem:

"From its birth in the 1940s, the DFL has been the anti-property-tax party."


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