You know, it is something when all those democrats toe the party line and go out and try to convince people that being unemployed is not bad, that getting an unemployment check is what helps stimulate our economy. Reading between the lines, I really get the notion that the democrats really, really, want more unemployment so that more and more people will be dependent on the government and of course vote democrat to get more and more benefits. Just me, could be not you.
Valerie Jarrett: ‘People Who Receive that Unemployment Check Go Out and Spend It and Help Stimulate the Economy’
This evening, speaking at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said that folks getting and spending unemployment checks is a healthy thing . . . because it stimulates the economy:
“Even though we had a terrible economic crisis three years ago, throughout our country many people were suffering before the last three years, particularly in the black community,” Jarrett said. “And so we need to make sure that we continue to support that important safety net. It not only is good for the family, but it’s good for the economy. People who receive that unemployment check go out and spend it and help stimulate the economy, so that’s healthy as well.”
(and have you noticed that all those that spout this do not have to ever worry about getting such an unemployment check?)
Middle of February. And here in Iowa? No freaking snow! None on the ground as it is all melted and in the ground since the last snow fall. Sun right now yet again shining, and it is 52F out there. What is up with this? To see brown ground, to see some plants actually putting up green shoots now instead of a month or two from now? Like the wife said, enjoy it and shut up!
Of course, it is good for our electric usage and the bills we receive. To not use as much to keep the heat going.
US troops now in 4 African countries to fight LRA
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. troops helping in the fight against a brutal rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army are now deployed in four Central African countries, the top U.S. special operations commander for Africa said Wednesday.
The U.S. announced in October it was sending about 100 U.S. troops – mostly special operations forces – to Central Africa to advise in the fight against the LRA and its leader Joseph Kony, a bush fighter wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
Rear Adm. Brian L. Losey, the top U.S. special operations commander for Africa, said the U.S. troops are now stationed in bases in Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic.
President Obama and his West Wing aides ignored a subpoena of documents pertaining to the Solyndra loan guarantee even after congressional investigators met with White House officials to negotiate the scope of the subpoena, according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
“The White House’s failure to comply with today’s document deadline is a sad milestone on the path chosen by this administration to obstruct and delay our investigation rather than cooperate and help deliver answers for taxpayers,” committee chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman Cliff Stearns R-Fla., said in a statement this evening.
House investigators requested 12 categories of documents designed to explore a range of issues, such as Obama donor and Solyndra investor George Kaiser’s role in the solar company receiving a loan guarantee.
(because obama and his regime just do not believe rules and the law apply to them)
Top 10 Nearly Extinct Household Items. Do you see any television sets with LEGS and antenna?
Ice cold bowling trick shots. Not in Iowa!
The Defensive Internet
The Internet has a persecution complex. And why shouldn’t it? With each session of congress arrive new laws aiming to “protect” rights holders at all costs. With each year organizations like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) seem ever closer to lining file-sharers up next to terrorists and drug users as good, old-fashioned American Strawmen. And who does the Internet have to trust to protect it from over-reaching legislation and fiscally-polyamorous lobbyists? With a few well informed, hard working and impossibly patient exceptions like congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, the recent Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) hearings did not-much-at-all to inspire in anyone the government’s ability to protect or manage one of our countries most important resources. Insert “series of tubes” joke here, I think.
Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez is seeking a seat on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, the group U.N. Watch reports. The independent watchdog group also says that Pakistan is additionally “slated to run unopposed for seats on the UN’s 47-nation Human Rights Council this year.”
“It’s an outrage,” U.N. Watch executive director Hillel Neuer says in a press release, “due to their poor records on human rights protection at home and on human rights promotion at the UN.”
Neuer explains why it is ridiculous Venezuela could even be considered for such a position. “These are hypocritical candidacies. Chavez throws judges and critics in jail, bullies young student activists and uses his UN vote to shield the atrocities of others. Venezuela just voted against UN action on the horrific massacres perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”
(but, he will probably get the seat. the united nations is moving so far to the left)
This is to show you how freaking dumbass those islamic clerics really are. Now saying soccer is a jewish conspiracy!
(MEMRI) — Following are excerpts from a religious program featuring Egyptian cleric Mahmoud Al-Masri, which aired on Al-Nas TV on February 7, 2012:
Mahmoud Al-Masri: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which were written in order to corrupt the Islamic people, included corruption by distracting Muslims through soccer. They use soccer to distract the Islamic peoples.
Does not Obama realize that this will piss off his Occupy buddies? And the hollywood liberals?
President Obama will ask Congress to scrub the corporate tax code of dozens of loopholes and subsidies to reduce the top rate to 28 percent, down from 35 percent, while giving preferences to manufacturers that would set their maximum effective rate at 25 percent, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.
Mr. Obama also would establish a minimum tax on multinational corporations’ foreign earnings, the official said, to discourage “accounting games to shift profits abroad” or actual relocation of production overseas.
With the framework for changes that the Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, will outline on Wednesday, Mr. Obama will enter an election-year debate with Republicans in Congress and in the presidential race who seek even lower taxes for businesses. But an overhaul of the corporate code is unlikely this year, given that political backdrop and the complexity of an undertaking that would generate a lobbying frenzy as businesses vie to defend old tax breaks or win new ones.
The campaign of Mitt Romney, a Republican candidate for president, signaled that he would outline on Wednesday an expanded version of his own tax proposals, which he said on Tuesday would call for a “flatter, fairer, broader-based tax system” that would do more to encourage economic growth. The various Republican candidates, who are scheduled to debate on Wednesday night, have called for cutting the corporate income tax, differing somewhat in the details.
Hey, Nobel Laureate Economists who 30 years later still do not believe in Reaganomics, Robert Winnett and James Kirkup of the Telegraph in England have some news for you: Raising income tax rates reduced the amount of money Her Majesty’s Treasury received.
The Treasury received £10.35 billion in income tax payments from those paying by self-assessment last month, a drop of £509 million compared with January 2011. Most other taxes produced higher revenues over the same period. Senior sources said that the first official figures indicated that there had been “maneuvering” by well-off Britons to avoid the new higher rate. The figures will add to pressure on the Coalition to drop the levy amid fears it is forcing entrepreneurs to relocate abroad.
The self-assessment returns from January, when most income tax is paid by the better-off, have been eagerly awaited by the Treasury and government ministers as they provide the first evidence of the success, or failure, of the 50p rate. It is the first year following the introduction of the 50p rate which had been expected to boost tax revenues from self-assessment by more than £1billion.
Money is fungible and the rich are not nailed to the British Islands. Tax refugees fleeing England’s usurious tax rates have been the rule throughout my 58 years of existence. The effect of the 50% tax rate was predictable. Arthur Laffer explained it all when he scribbled the Laffer Curve on a napkin. There is an optimum point of taxation. Britain raised the taxes beyond that optimum.
(could be a lesson here for the liberals in our country?)
(CNSNews.com) – In keeping with his “We Can’t Wait” initiative, President Barack Obama has once again asserted that if Congress does not enact his policies in the future, he will continue to forge ahead on his own.
“When Congress refuses to act, Joe and I are going to act,” Obama said on Tuesday, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side. “In the months to come, wherever we have an opportunity, we’re going to take steps on our own to keep this economy moving.”
Obama, speaking at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House, praised Congress for voting to extend the payroll tax cut. He said this helps the middle class, adding that he will fight for middle class voters regardless of what Congress does.
(again, rules and the law just do not apply to obama and his regime! people, this is (has been and will be) some scary shit when the president is allowed to create his own rules and laws)
Either my caffeine intake is not enough and the neurons are still zombified, or Minnesota is one weird state. Caught these quotes article from the Crookston Times about Castle Doctrine:
Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights, said that the bill could enable violent felons to use deadly force once they are allowed to carry firearms again.
“We’re saying that people that have been violent felons in the past can now also basically shoot people anywhere that they feel threatened,” Goodwin said. Her motion to send the bill to the Judiciary Committee for further discussion was rejected.
I am gonna coin a term here: Legis Magicae. And it will be defined at that supposedly magical legislation that will force criminals to do the right thing or stops them from doing the wrong thing. It is a legal incantation approved by the Harry Potters of a legislative body and once signed by the Sorcerer in Chief of the State, it creates a magical force field on each criminal controlling his actions.
More from the same article:
Dennis Flaherty, executive director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said the bill could result in dangerous situations for police officers, who regularly enter homes without permission.
So in Minnesota, search warrants and Probable Cause are ignored in a regular basis? Is the Constitution known in the State or is it something vague & vapid?
Dayton said when lawmakers were debating the bill last year, he was “concerned because law enforcement in Minnesota was mostly opposed to it, felt that it gave citizens more freedoms and rights than they had.“
Mother of Mary! Is it really that bad up there?
The Judge said on his facebook page the final show is Feb 13th 8:00 PM This video is allowed under DMCA Fair Use Act.
Judge Andrew Napolitano has his “Eisenhower’s farewell address” moment on the eve of his Fox Business Network program’s final broadcast.
This is my WORLD RECORD HOLDING Fastest mobility scooter being thrashed in the snow which as you can see was BLOODY WICKED.
I reached around 51mph on snow and found it easyer to ride as the steering isnt so responsive.
This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series on Media Matters For America. Daily Caller reporters Alex Pappas and Will Rahn contributed to this report.
David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs.
Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.
The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled.
“He had more security than a Third World dictator,” one employee said, explaining that Brock’s bodyguards would rarely leave his side, even accompanying him to his home in an affluent Washington neighborhood each night where they “stood post” to protect him. “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.
Extensive interviews with a number of Brock’s current and former colleagues at Media Matters, as well as with leaders from across the spectrum of Democratic politics, reveal an organization roiled by its leader’s volatile and erratic behavior and struggles with mental illness, and an office where Brock’s executive assistant carried a handgun to public events in order to defend his boss from unseen threats.
(JPost) — US aid to Egypt is guaranteed by the Camp David Accords, and stopping it would be a violation of that treaty, a high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker said Sunday.
Essam El-Erian, who also serves as chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said that should aid from Washington be cut, the Brotherhood would consider changing the terms of Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel.
El-Erian told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat the US needs to understand that “what was acceptable before the revolution is no longer,” and that should the aid provisions outlined in the treaty be modified, it could open the door to further changes in the agreement.
A Gallup poll released last week found 71 percent of Egyptians oppose US economic aid to their country, and a similar percentage oppose Washington sending direct aid to civil society groups. Last month the US administration announced it would speed up aid to Egypt as the country copes with mounting economic problems during the transition from president Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade term in power.
Congress has already approved $1.3 billion in military aid and $250 million in civilian aid for the current fiscal year. That assistance, however, is conditioned upon Egypt meeting all of its obligations under its peace treaty with Israel. That factor that may help explain the unpopularity of US aid — the treaty is widely unpopular in Egypt, and many see the conditions on US aid as an infringement on the country’s sovereignty.
(islamics! only them and liberals could come up with shit like this)
Remember that teacher in California that sexually abused kids by having them drink/eat his semen, etc?
The district fired him.
They paid him off rather than taking him to court and fighting not only his outrageously deviant behavior but that of unions that defend scumbags like him.
The Los Angeles Unified School District paid Mark Berndt, the teacher at the center of the Miramonte Elementary child abuse scandal, $40,000 to drop the challenge to his dismissal last year.
The payout consisted of four months of back salary plus reimbursement for the cost of health benefits. Berndt was fired by the Board of Education in February 2011 after officials learned that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was investigating him for alleged lewd acts against students. He was arrested last week.
The firing took Berndt off the district payroll. But he fought to keep his job through an appeal process that lasted until he settled with the school system and resigned in June.
The settlement with Berndt came in the face of a dilemma, said L.A. Unified general counsel David Holmquist. A hearing on the dismissal was pending and the district didn’t have evidence to justify the firing because the Sheriff’s Department investigation was ongoing.
“We were told we could not do any investigation” to avoid interfering with a law enforcement probe, said Holmquist. “We didn’t have any evidence, and we couldn’t put on any witnesses. We didn’t have anything to successfully defend a challenge.”
Berndt was charged last week with 23 counts of lewd conduct against children; another teacher, Martin Springer, was charged this week with three counts of lewd conduct. Berndt is alleged to have taken photographs of blindfolded children being spoon-fed his semen. Springer is accused of fondling a girl in his class. The Berndt and Springer cases are believed to be unrelated.
(again, unions should be stopped!)
The election-year budget battle ramped up Sunday, with both sides trading barbs over the honesty and effectiveness of President Obama’s budget plan for 2013.
White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew blanketed the Sunday talk shows to trumpet the president’s plan as striking the proper balance between short-term stimulus and long-term deficit reduction. Republican leaders responded immediately with a very different assessment, hammering the proposal as just another product of a “tax-and-spend” administration lacking fiscal discipline.
The bill itself is largely symbolic, as Congress almost always dismisses the White House budget in favor of its own spending plans. Still, such sweeping proposals are a good summary of a party’s legislative priorities, and the budget is sure to play a major role on the campaign trail this year.
Both sides think they have the upper hand in the coming debate, with Republicans hoping their focus on spending cuts resounds as loudly this year as it did in 2010, and Democrats banking that voters are more concerned with jobs and the preservation of government programs.
The White House is scheduled to issue their budget wish-list Monday morning, while House Republicans are expected to release their counter-proposal in late March.
Against that backdrop, Lew, Obama’s former budget director, made the rounds Sunday to rally support for a budget he said will “build an economy that will last in the future.” [snip - Yeah, as if a zero growth economy is something to praise and wish for in the future.] “It’ll make sure we have a manufacturing base; [snip - More stimulus for his union buddies] it’ll make sure we have Americans with the skills we need for the future [snip - which means more meddling with college loans tied to what classes a student is allowed to take] and we’ll make sure we have an energy program that gives us independence,” [snip - independence from our money because we are wasting it on foolish industries that bankrupt companies even when given our taxpayer money to play with] Lew told Fox News Sunday.
Consistent with Obama’s election-year theme of “fairness,” [snip - I abhor that overused childish word. From now on when someone tells me something isn’t fair, I will reply, “Yes, it is not fair. That’s where you go to ride the tilt-o-wheel, not live in reality.”] Lew emphasized that the plan asks for sacrifices from everyone, [snip - except for Obama and his buddies] even the wealthiest Americans. [snip - Oh, don’t even suggest that Obama and his buddies are included in the ‘wealthy’ status.]
“Everybody has a fair shot, pays a fair share and plays by the same rules,” he said. [snip - But rules are not meant for them.]
Republicans wasted no time pushing back, with the office of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the Budget Committee, accusing Lew of “failing … to articulate how their upcoming budget would lift the crushing burden of debt and tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges.”
“Instead, Lew confirmed reports of familiar ‘stimulus’ spending initiatives, recycled tax increases, and exploiting tired budget gimmicks,” Ryan’s office said.
Read the article here.
PDF of Obama’s 2013 Budget
Ted Nugent overpowers liberal nut job Piers Morgan…
Ten Nugent on CNN speaks out against Obama’s gun control agenda
If a White History Month would be racist, then why is Black History Month OK? Why should Black Americans settle for a month of history when they are making history every day? Isn’t this just another form of segregation? Find out.
Here’s a letter to the New York Times:
You think it’s heartening and good that, as you report, “Michelle Obama is on the road, campaigning and telling Americans to eat their vegetables” (“Helpings of Energy and Cheer for the Trail,” Feb. 11).
I think it’s creepy and obnoxious.
Who the hell is she to tell – or even to advise – people outside of her own family what to eat? Free and responsible men and women do not take seriously those who use their fame as a platform to issue advice about matters on which they know nothing – and politicians’ spouses (no less than politicians themselves, Hollywood entertainers, sports stars, and the like) have zero knowledge about each individual American’s tastes and preferences over a wide range of lifestyle options. I’m downright repulsed by the media’s habit of mistaking a person’s celebrity for expertise, popularity for acumen, and visibility for enlightenment.
Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
The very architect of Obama-Care is now saying we can expect health care premiums to skyrocket.