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The death of evil and stupid organizations

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Americans have seen what Unions are all about and they have decided that the time has come to kill these corrupt organizations. Americans should never have experimented with these un-American collectives.

Republicans Maintain Control Of Wisconsin Senate 

Just as 45,000 of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) wireline union workers go on strike, the ILEC reported that it had to fix at least 12 issues in four of its Northeast states since Saturday and after the strike began on Sunday night.


Obama will never get it

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Fire trucks and concrete mixers, semis, heavy-duty pickups and all trucks in between will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and emissions of heat-trapping gases under new efficiency standards being announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

The White House says the standards the president was announcing will save businesses billions of dollars in fuel costs, help reduce oil consumption and cut air pollution. The standards apply to vehicle model years 2014 to 2018.


Union Stupidity

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Thousands of employees of Verizon Communications Inc.’s landline division are striking throughout the mid-Atlantic region, but so far there appears to have been no effect on telephone service.

About 45,000 Verizon workers walked off the job after their contract expired at midnight Saturday. A spokesman for the Communications Workers of America says 4,200 of those are in Maryland and more than 2,700 are in Virginia, with an additional 620 in Delaware and 490 in the District of Columbia.

Millions of Americans are unemployed and these spoiled losers walk off the job? I can only hope that Verizon has plans to fire each and every one of them and hire a person that wants to work.


Dow Skids 600, Worst Day Since Credit Crisis

Yeah, pissing away $1.5 trillion more than we take in does have effects.

Buried in the job stats was a number — 193,000 — that dwarfed all the rest. That is the number of workers who left the job market. If 193,000 left and only 117,000 jobs were added, we lost 76,000 jobs. Moreover, this is not an aberration.


The Downgrade President

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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Let me start with the liberal response to this story "Standard and Poor's is Racist!"

Now that we have that bit of inanity out of the way. Here is how you become the Downgrade President.

They boosted federal spending to 25% of GDP in 2009, 23.8% in 2010 (as TARP repayments provided a temporary reduction in overall spending), and back nearly to 25% this fiscal year. Meanwhile, debt to GDP climbed to 53.5% in 2009, 62.2% in 2010, and is estimated to hit 72% this year—and to keep rising. These are all figures from Mr. Obama's own budget office.


By MARK  STEYN

By MARK STEYN
On Thursday, in honor of Barack Obama's 50th birthday, the Dow dropped 10 points for every year he has walked among us. It was the ninth-largest drop in history. We should be relieved he wasn't turning 80.

The markets are apparently concerned that the entire global economy may be "stalling."

You don't say? Observant fellows, these market chappies.

And yet, in a certain sense, these are still the good times. At the end of the week, U.S. Treasury yields plunged to Eisenhower-era rates. America, explained Ethan Harris of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, "still gets the safe-haven money." That's to say, as crazy as Washington is, Europe is perceived to be crazier. In confirmation of the point, over in Italy, which is (believe it or not) a G7 economy, police raided Moody's and Standard & Poor's over allegations that all the meanie things that the rating agencies have been saying about the Italian economy were having an impact on Italian stock prices. Apparently that's a crime in Italy. They're not yet shooting the messenger. But they are dragging him through the streets in chains
pour encourager les autres. Good luck with that.





The most honest thing Jay Carney has ever said

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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MR. CARNEY: Well, the White House doesn’t create jobs.

No shit Sherlock!

How about we ask whether the White House destroys jobs? I'm guessing Mr. Carney will be less than candid there.


Is this the change you wanted?

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Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in May, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The number of Americans using the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- more commonly referred to as food stamps -- shot to an all-time high of 45.8 million in May, the USDA reported. That's up 12% from a year ago, and 34% higher than two years ago.

The program provides monthly benefits to low-income individuals and families, which they can use at stores that accept SNAP benefits.


Jimmy Carter, Part Deux

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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The stock market is poised today to do something it has not done in over 33 years: Decline for nine straight sessions.

The last time the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -4.31%   did that, in fact, was Feb. 22, 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president and the country was struggling to come to grips with a period of anemic economic growth and high inflation

Jimmy Carter was governor of Georgia, ran a government subsidized peanut farm and had a degree in Nuclear Physics from the Navy. Barry O'douche Nozzle is definitely less experienced than Carter and probably far dumber that Jimmah. They do have a failed ideology in common and the ability to stubbornly ignore reality.


Best News of the Day

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The debt ceiling agreement could jeopardize millions of dollars, and perhaps billions, in initiatives from President Barack Obama’s health care reform law if the super committee can’t come up with required spending cuts.

Many of the pots of money in the law — one of the Democrats’ most prized pieces of legislation — could get trimmed by the debt deal’s sequestration, or triggered cuts. The funds for prevention programs and community health centers, grants to help states set up insurance exchanges and co-ops, and money to help states review insurance rates could be slashed across the board if the panel can’t find enough cuts this fall.

Thank You Tea Partiers for giving us a shot at killing Obamacare! The sooner this POS legislation is killed, the sooner our economy can recover.


Why our economy isn't growing

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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At Tuesday's GOP Senate caucus lunch, the lawmakers said that they will renew their efforts, supported by business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In a memo Barasso handed out to the lawmakers, he claimed that the administration in July only has put in $9.5 billion in new regulatory costs by proposing 229 new rules and finalizing 379 rules. Among those he cited were EPA, healthcare reform, and financial regulatory reform rules.

Any other questions about why I think Obama is stupid?

 


What failure looks like

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut their spending in June for the first time in nearly two years after seeing their incomes grow by the smallest amount in nine months. The latest data offered a troubling sign for an economy that is adding few jobs and barely growing.

Consumer spending dropped 0.2 percent in June, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. It was the first decline since September 2009.

In a related story:


Common Sense is gone from government

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CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Police closed down a lemonade stand in Coralville last week, telling its 4-year-old operator and her dad that she didn't have a permit.

An officer told Abigail Krutsinger's father Friday that she couldn't run the stand as RAGBRAI bicyclers poured into Coralville.

A city ordinance says food vendors must apply for a permit and get a health inspection.


Obama the Pessimist

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In one of the illuminating, unscripted moments of the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama said—much to the dismay of his core constituency—that the Reagan presidency had been "transformational" in a way that Bill Clinton's hadn't. Needless to say, Mr. Obama aspired to a transformational presidency of his own.

Temperament mattered. Ronald Reagan was the quintessential optimist, his faith in America boundless. He had been given his mandate amid economic distress—the great inflation of the 1970s, high unemployment and taxation—and a collapse of American authority abroad. Through two terms and a time of great challenges, he had pulled off one of the great deeds of political-economic restoration. He made tax cuts and economic growth the cornerstone of that recovery. Economic freedom at home had a corollary in foreign affairs—the pursuit of liberty, a course that secured a victorious end to the Cold War. The "captive nations" were never in doubt, American power was on the side of liberty.


We told you so

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The U.S. economy stumbled badly in the first half of 2011 and came dangerously close to contracting in the January-March period,

The economy grew at a 1.3 percent annual pace in the second quarter after expanding just 0.4 percent in the first three months of the year. First-quarter growth was revised from the previously reported 1.9 percent increase.

No sane person can maintain that Obama is economically competent. His policies have failed and in many cases have made things worse. The time has come to repeal Obamacare and start a campaign of massive deregulation. I wonder if we can afford another year and a half of this disaster of a president?


I can't say I didn't see this coming too.

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According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, in Charlotte, N.C., the unemployment rate for African-Americans is 19.2 percent. If you add in people who have given up looking for jobs, that number exceeds 20 percent, which, according to economists Algernon Austin and William Darity, has effectively mired blacks in a depression.

“You’re looking at a community that is economically depressed in my opinion,” Austin said. “And we need action that will address that scale of joblessness.”


Same old story

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I have some news for the Baby Boomers; you didn't contribute enough to medicare and SS to get the benefits you have been promised. Below is a chart of the net-lifetime benefits from Medicare by income. As you see, even people making $95,000 don't pay in as much as they take out of Medicare.

Example: A male average earner who retired at age 65 in 2010 paid out $345,000 in total Social Security and Medicare taxes, but will receive $417,000 in total lifetime benefits ($464,000 for a woman).


Man made global warming models all bunk. Al Gore hardest hit.

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We've known since the files from East Anglia were released that all the global warming hysteria was trumped up. Now the real world data starts to come in to show the computer models were all frauds. It's the very definition of the term, garbage in-garbage out.

Full article here:

Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.

"The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show," Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. "There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans." {r


Would you want a Sharia Muslim as a neighbor?

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Muslim “child-marriage”—euphemism for pedophilia—is making headlines again, at least in Arabic media: Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, just issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.”

Appearing in Saudi papers on July 13, the fatwa complains that “Uninformed interference with Sharia rulings by the press and journalists is on the increase, posing dire consequences to society, including their interference with the question of marriage to small girls who have not reached maturity, and their demand that a minimum age be set for girls to marry.”


A spending and a revenue issue.

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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The New York Times has a highly biased chart that seems to show that Bush spent way more than Obama. The chart I have posted above shows that this is complete bullshit.

Look closely and you will see the huge divide between revenues and expenses starts with the Pelosi-Reid Congress. Their policies not only increased the size of government, they also reduced revenues with their anti-business agenda.


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