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Keynesian wealth destruction

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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One of the most odoriferous tenants of Keynesian economics is asinine idea that any government spending creates wealth. Here is a story that shows how poorly run government programs actually destroy wealth.

Shortly after taking office, President Barack Obama defended the weatherization portion of the stimulus bill in a February 2009 CBS interview, saying it would immediately put people back to work, reduce energy costs and lay the groundwork for future energy independence.

In total, the stimulus program allocated about $5 billion to the cause of home weatherization, outfitting homes with the latest green technology in order to reduce energy prices.


What sort of dope is Barry smoking?

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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In one of the least needed reassurances in modern political history, President Obama's top political man David Plouffe, "told Democrats late last week that the White House would not suffer from overconfidence. 'What I don't want to suggest is that we're sitting around and thinking everything is great,' he said."

With the White House's own economists predicting 9 percent or worse unemployment on Election Day, the president at about 39 percent job approval, college grads unable to find jobs, a quarter of American homes under water, no credible White House policy or strategy for changing things -- and with most non-institutionalized Americans convinced we are in a recession that is going to get much worse -- it is surpassing odd that Plouffe was worried that his fellow Democrats might think the president and his men believed everything to be hunky-dory.


Tell the truth about Islam and get vilified

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A leading FBI analyst who gave a lecture last year criticizing mainstream Muslims has been caught on camera giving a second presentation urging agents to 'forget Al Qaeda' and 'go after the Death Star' of Islam.

The Bureau's William Gawthrop was recorded making the 'dangerous' remarks to an audience of over 60 law enforcement officials during a counter-terrorism seminar in New York three months ago.

Gawthrop's presentation in June told the audience that the fight against Al Qaeda is a 'waste' compared to the threat posed by the ideology of Islam itself.


Yes, The BO admin is actively killing jobs

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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From Peter Schiff's prepared remarks to Congress. Schiff is the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.

In my own business, securities regulations have prohibited me from hiring brokers for more than three years. I was even fined fifteen thousand dollar expressly for hiring too many brokers in 2008. In the process I incurred more than $500,000 in legal bills to mitigate a more severe regulatory outcome as a result of hiring too many workers. I have also been prohibited from opening up additional offices. I had a major expansion plan that would have resulted in my creating hundreds of additional jobs. Regulations have forced me to put those jobs on hold.

Please remember this story the next time some tells you that they think Barry O'Marxist is actively trying to kill the American economy. I still think he's just an incompetent dumb-shit, but there is plenty of evidence that shows his administration actively killing jobs.

This is exactly what we expected from terrorist Bill Ayer's book bitch.


2012

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Why poeple have stopped listening to Barry

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Everybody remembers the urgency of President Obama's attitude toward the awful jobs situation.

Back in early August, Obama said the jobs situation was so urgent that he was going to give another speech about it -- in a month or so, in September after his vacation on Martha's Vineyard.


RIP Eleanor Mondale

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Eleanor Mondale, the feisty media personality and daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and his wife Joan, died early Saturday of brain cancer, which she had battled on and off for six years.

In June 2005, Mondale married Minneapolis musician Chan Poling, a founding member of The Suburbs. Previously, she was briefly married to Keith Van Horne, formerly of the Chicago Bears, and WLOL DJ Greg Thunder (Greg Malban).


It's been a while, but I had to share a little something with you all.


Chrsitina Hendricks on red carpet of I Don't Know How She Does It




Lazy

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Texas GOP Rep. Louis Gohmert officially introduced the American Jobs Act of 2011 on Wednesday afternoon.

Big deal, right? Barry has been talking about this bill since August. He had a major speech on it last week. He has emailed to the details to the press and every member of Congress.

Calling the president's plan a "disaster," Gohmert said that he checked to see "who filed the 'American Jobs Act' for the president, here in the House, since we had to do it 'now, right away," but discovered that the plan had not been officially introduced in the House.


The HPV vaccine

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Some on the left and the right are having fun with Rick Perry's executive order to vaccinate girls in Texas against cervical cancer. Jason Lewis had a truly cro-magnon approach to the issue last night on his show.

So what is your take on Perry's attempt to protect the next generation from cancer? Would you support a mandatory Polio vaccine today? Does the fact the the disease is transmitted sexually color how you view the issue?

 


Chicago style corruption is all he knows

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Solyndra Inc. was a California-based maker of advanced solar panels. Its executives talked a good game, and the company attracted substantial private investment. It also caught the fancy of the Obama administration just as a pile of money came available from the $787 billion stimulus legislation of 2009.

The federal government backed loans of more than $500 million to the company. President Barack Obama toured its manufacturing plant. He touted its plans to hire 1,000 new workers and embraced its fuzzy math about producing enough solar panels in its expanded facility to replace the power from eight coal-fueled electricity plants. "It's here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way to a bright and prosperous future," the president declared at the time.

A series of emails between White House officials and Office of Management and Budget watchdogs suggests that Solyndra got its federal guarantees prematurely, under pressure from the Obama administration, which wanted to stage an event featuring Vice President Joe Biden announcing the guarantees at a ground-breaking ceremony. A perfect example of shovel-ready stimulus!


Cynical or stupid?

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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The general consensus has been that Barry O'dipshit  proposed his "jobs" bill as a cynical campaign move. Everyone, including Harry Reid, knows that this bill has no chance of getting passed into law, so conventional wisdom has been that Barry is using this for leverage in the 2012 election. But I'm not so sure.

 

Obama Makes Plea to ‘Pass This Bill’ 100-Plus Times


Liberal disconnects

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Government taxes cigarettes to stop people from smoking, not to get them to smoke. Government fines speeders so they won't speed, not to encourage them to drive faster. And yet contrary to common sense, it seems perfectly natural to some people that government would tax people who work or companies that are successful only to give that money to people who don't work and to bail out losing companies. The thought never crosses their minds that these policies are the very reason why our economy is in such bad shape.

In liberal land, smokers, drinkers and drivers are all economically rational, if you increase their taxes you will get less smoking, drinking and speeding. But in liberal land business owners are irrational as they think that by increasing their taxes, you will get them to work more not less.

This is one of the many reasons that the Democrats are really the stupid party. Liberals need to stop rewarding failures like Solyndra and stop punishing financially successful people. This is how we can get our economy back on track; coupled with massive deregulation of course.


The Poverty President

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The ranks of U.S. poor swelled to nearly 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment woes left millions of Americans struggling and out of work. The number of uninsured edged up to 49.9 million, the biggest in over two decades.

This is what liberalism ultimately brings, the leveling of income is not raising people out of poverty, it is impoverishing more and more Americans.

The overall poverty rate climbed to 15.1 percent, or 46.2 million, up from 14.3 percent in 2009.


A Study in Contrast

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Obama should work hard to never have to give another serious speech with GW Bush. I listened to both and Bush was by far the better speaker. Bush understood the gravity of the moment, Obama clearly didn't care.

The press told us for 8 years how bad Bush's speeches were and we bought it, but compared to Barry O's cold, rambling teleprompter reading, Bush is by far the better speaker.

Here's one more of Barry on 9-11 in PA. He has slipped back into campaign mode.


Newt for VP!

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Regardless who wins the nomination, I have no trouble imagining Newt Gingrich as the Vice President. With his noted background in the legislature and his quick wit and intelligence he can be a tremendous force for the right before both the legislature and the media. I realize the president of the senate has traditionally been a maidenhead (can I say that for a historically male dominated role?) position, but I think with his procedural knowledge he could provide significant influence in both houses.

In the Republican Debate last night, and I am happy to state it was more of a debate than I have ever seen before, and throughout this campaign, he has been a non-combatant to the other candidates and been very effective and insightful in his attacks on Obama. He has been very appealing to the crowds, as well.

Additionally, I think Herman Cain has been well-spoken throughout. Neither of these candidate have any chance of winning the presidency, but should be considered for VP and the cabinet, respectively.


Bush will be vindicated

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Here is something you don't see everyday, three liberals got into a fight over whether Bush lied about WMD's.

TAVIS SMILEY: I wouldn't disagree with that, but here is where--you know me, I'm going to stand on my truth the best I can, even with a formidable foe like you--intellectually that is.   The reality is though that one of those guys lied to the American people. And when I say he lied, I mean his administration lied.  When you want to talk about the security of this country, Joe, you cannot disconnect that, you can't not dismiss the fact that he got us in a war that is now the longest-running war in this country.  Because his administration--say it, Joe--lied to the American people. They did not give us the proper information. We never did find a weapon of mass destruction.


SCARBOROUGH: No, that's not what you're saying. No, you said he lied. So when George Tenet, the CIA Director, comes in to talk to him, and he says this is the evidence that he has weapons of mass destruction, and the President of the United States says to him, in there, is this all you have? Is this the best evidence you have?  Because this isn't enough. And when you have the CIA Director standing up and waving his arms: Mr. President, it's a slam dunk--they have weapons of mass destruction. Saying that not in 2010. Saying that in 2002, a year after 9-11.  Now if historians want to say that Tenet was doing that because he felt the pressure of Dick Cheney, etc., that's one thing. But historians will be hard-pressed to suggest that George W. Bush knew that he was lying to the American people when he told them that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
 


Ahh what the hell

Posted by: Sequel

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It's been a long time, and some folks were pining for it, so here's a HCF

Here's Minka Kelly, allegedly last years sexiest woman alive. Hottest chick on the planet? Now I don't know about that, but I suppose they do have a case to make. You decide. More pix after the jump.


Obama's Records

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Obama's Presidency has been a spectacular failure, just as we predicted.


Another "mentally challenged" Senator

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Speaking at a Senate hearing, John Berry, director of the federal Office of Personnel Management, also said the administration would soon put forward a plan to stabilize the postal service, which faces a deficit of nearly $10 billion this fiscal year and had warned that it could run out of money entirely this winter.

An overarching trend that has fueled the Postal Service’s crisis — and reduced annual mail volume by 22 percent since 2006 — is that Americans are e-mailing, paying bills electronically and reading shopping catalogs and news online.

Noting that some great books have been written based on letters sent by the Founding Fathers and by soldiers, Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, urged the postmaster general to run an advertising campaign urging Americans to send more letters to each other.


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