ALOHA, ALL!! REPORTS ARE THAT THE POLLS HAVE TIGHTENED AND THE RACE IS DEAD EVEN. I don’t believe the hype. While Obama’s visibility during the Hurricane Sandy crisis may give him a little bump (gee thanks, Chris Christie) it won’t make any difference in the election. And Romney could do two things to really put this away: 1) go on The O’Reilly Factor and 2) start hammering Obama on Benghazi. But it looks like Obama’s fairy dust and unicorns speech in New Jersey was all talk…no surprise. Hey Barry – you said no “red tape!” Union Red Tape in NJ Turns Around Alabama Recover Crew BTW, my blogging friend NEO had a great post on this today…he knows a little bit about utilities and unions. Check it Out: Nebraska Energy Observer But the NYC Marathon goes on. Seriously? No wonder “Let Them Eat Cake” Bloomberg endorsed Obama. He’s clueless.
The story that WE won’t let go away. Benghazi Consulate Determined in August That It Might Not Withstand Coordinated Attack and Fox News Finds Benghazi Smoking Gun, Raises Serious Questions ”The cable concluded that the consulate could not withstand a “coordinated attack.” Further, the cable identified terrorist groups that were operating in the area. The existence of this document raises some serious questions.” Yet another twist: Benghazi Reveals Obama/Islamist Alliance ”The nature of the Benghazi disaster is now clear. Ambassador Stevens was engaged in smuggling sizable quantities of Libyan arms from the destroyed Gaddafi regime to the Syrian rebels, to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.”
Meanwhile, the spin on today’s jobs report is unbelievable! The lamestream media are doing there best to paint a happy face on it. Here’s what you need to know: Unemployment Rate Inches Back Up In November
You’ve heard about Bloomberg’s and Powell’s endorsements, but what about these guys?? Romney Touts Support From CEOs – On Obama’s Jobs Council “Lest we all forget that Jeff Immelt — CEO of General Electric and chief of President Obama’s specially-appointed and now dusty-from-disuse Council on Jobs and Competitiveness — announced in August that he intends to vote for Mitt Romney over our incumbent president…”
FINAL THOUGHT (Shaka to Rose Marie): “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006 ~
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 4 DAYS!!!!!
- CLINT EASTWOOD Slams Obama on Benghazi Scandal: “There Should Have Been an Attempt” to Save the Men (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Benghazi-gate: Should Congress Start Drafting Articles of Impeachment? (askmarion.wordpress.com)
ALOHA, ALL!! You’ve no doubt heard about or seen the Newsweek cover claiming Romney has a “wimp factor” problem. Well, I think it’s fair to call someone a wimp on the cover of a national rag OOPS! publication. In fact, here are some future covers that Newsweek may want to consider
So what gives Newsweek the basis for calling Romney a wimp? I guess just…well…because. But if you want to see a champion, gold-medal-worthy wimp, look no further than Dirty Harry Reid. This guy is in a different league! He now claims to have an anonymous source telling him that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes for 10 years: Romney Is Guilty Of My Evidence-Free Accusations Until He Proves Himself Innocent Bravo, wimp extraordinaire!!!!! What’s next, calling Romney a felon? Oh yeah, that already happened. Anyhow, Harry, we’ll always remember this classic speech from you:
Gee – I wonder what Harry Reid’s Senate will do? House Extends All Bush-Era Tax Rates ”With lawmakers about to leave Washington for a five-week recess, the House action amounts to little more than a campaign message. Both parties have jumped headfirst into the tax debate, a confidence reflected in the political votes the Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-led House have taken in consecutive weeks.”
Meanwhile: Has Any Administration Policy NOT Killed Jobs Lately? ”Reid is a major driver of these tax increases and job-killing policies. He has abused his authority as majority leader to block the minority party from the opportunity to offer amendments more than 60 times, more than all of his predecessors combined.” TODAY’S JOBS REPORT: The unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent, 12.8 million Americans are out of work, and 5.2 million have been out of work for at least a half a year. NOTE: the real unemployment rate – including unemployed and underemployed – is now 15%.
Definitely not a wimp! America’s Jewish Gymnastics Star Clinches Gold To The Tune Of ‘Hava Nagila’ ”Watching a strong, beautiful Jewish woman finish her last tumbling pass, triumphant, as the whole stadium clapped along to a Hebrew folk song of celebration was a great moment— a moving, joyous contrast to Munich and an example of the kind of cultural tribute that’s unstoppable in free people, no matter what the IOC says.” Take that, IOC! BTW…Aly was the one who was actually singing the National Anthem as the Stars and Stripes were raised! And how about that Gabby Douglas???? USA! USA!
Of course, the IRS will get its share of those Olympic medals (Shaka to George for the link). Win A Medal, Pay The Price “That prize money is taxed at a rate of as much as 35 percent, Americans for Tax Reform calculated. On top of that, the medals themselves are taxed: You only have to fork over $2 to the IRS for the privilege of keeping your bronze medal, but carve off $236 worth from that gold medal.” Marco Rubio thinks this is wrong: Rubio Introduces Bill To Eliminate Olympic Medal Tax ”Rubio’s Olympic Tax Elimination Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strike taxes on American athletes’ Olympic medals and prize money. The law would retroactively apply to Olympic winnings after December 31, 2011.”
We Ate Mor Chikin!! Chick-fil-A Americans Give Big Government The Bird ”Millions of Americans across the country lined up for hours to buy chicken sandwiches — and take a stand for free speech. That’s a de facto demonstration, from a public fed up with overweening big government.” I got emails from many of you across the country about how the crowds were phenomenal! I especially like this story from HDR reader Steve: Ted Cruz Serves Chick-fil-A At Victory party Read more about Ted Cruz here: Tea Party Staying Power – The Ted Cruz Victory He’s a rising star! I saw him speak in Hawaii once – great guy!
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It’s Friday – time for NewsBusted!!
Final Thought: ”Freedom isn’t for wimps.” Neal Boortz
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER – 94 DAYS AND COUNTING!!
ALOHA, ALL!! On Wednesday, the ObamaCare Tax comes up for a repeal vote in the House. Of course, it will be a symbolic vote since it will likely carry in the GOP-controlled House, but fail in the Dem-controlled Senate (that is, if Prince Harry Reid even decides to even put it forward.) But the vote is important: it puts Representatives on record regarding their support of the largest tax increase in American history. Here’s one of the best analyses I’ve seen on how the GOP should effectively use the ObamaCare Tax as a campaign issue: The Achilles Heel of Obamacare and Obama – Pat Caddell ”Let Democrats vote in favor of more IRS power in 2012, now that everyone knows that the beating heart of Obamacare is ObamaTax. So one more time: Republicans should seize on the ObamaTax issue–and the entire package of taxes–to remind the voters that the Democrats misled the public in 2010, and, indeed, they are misleading the public still. Taxes are the anvil on which to hammer the Democrats. And dishonesty is that hammer. It’s the tax issue that resonates, twinned inevitably, of course, with the trust issue.” And: If Obamacare Isn’t Repealed, How Will It Affect You?
In Other News…
Another important vote in the House this week. House GOP Looks To speed US Mining of Rare-Earth Minerals ”The House is poised to pass legislation (HR 4402) aimed at streamlining the approval process for permits to mine for rare-earth minerals, a bill that responds to increased demand for rare earths around the world, as well as China’s export restraints for these minerals.”
Beanbags. Yeah, that should work. Outrage: Eric Holder Disarmed Brian Terry While Arming His Killers (Shaka to Carl for the link) ”For the first time, federal officials revealed Monday that murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and an elite squad of federal agents first fired bean bags — not bullets — at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011.”
Just when you thought she couldn’t look any more ridiculous.….Debbie Dimwit raises/lowers the bar! First, on why she hasn’t released her tax returns even thought she keeps pushing Romney to release more than he has.
Next, she says she’s pretty “happy” with how we’re doing on the jobs front. Ah Debbie……time to retire.
Sound like a broken record? It turns out the Obama administration has been telling us to “not read too much into one monthly jobs report” more than once. Like about 41 times (shaka to Carl, again): Broken Record, Broken Promises ”But after 41 straight months of unemployment over 8%, you don’t have to read between the lines to see the truth. President Obama’s policies have failed to get America working again.” #obamaisntworking
His kind of town….Chicago is. In Obama’s Chicago, A Trayvon Martin Every Day ”When more Americans are killed in the president’s hometown than in Afghanistan, even the media take notice. When will the president notice the carnage in the city run by his former chief of staff?”
OBAMA: My critics say everything is a tax increase. My critics say that I’m taking over every sector of the economy. You know that. Look, we can have a legitimate debate about whether or not we’re going to have an individual mandate or not, but …
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you reject that it’s a tax increase?
OBAMA: I absolutely reject that notion.
Obama interview with George Stephanopoulos, September 20, 2009
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!! 118 Days And Counting!!!
ALOHA, ALL!! I didn’t agree with George Bush on everything. In fact, he infuriated me a few times. But I never doubted his sincerity, love of country and our military, and true empathy for others. On Wednesday – Independence Day – most of us were watching (or even marching in) parades, going to cook-outs and enjoying fireworks shows. Check out what George and Laura Bush were doing: Zambia – July 4, 2012 The Bushes visited the Kasisi Children’s Home, in Lusaka, Zambia. Kasisi is home to approximately 230 orphaned children between infant to university age range. This was part of a week-long trip to Zambia and Botswana, Africa, to promote the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative of the George W Bush Presidential Center. OMG…looks like Kanye West lied when he said this (not only that, he’s basically incoherent and Mike Myers should have slapped him):
Happy Birthday, President Bush!! You are a class act and true patriot!!
Meanwhile, Preezy has started his marvelous Midwest tour (on his Canadian-made bus) and stopped in Ohio on Thursday. Gotta love this photo of Barry at Ziggy’s pub in Amherst!
Apparently when Barry walked in the door of the pub, Fox News was on. He told them they should turn it off. Way to go! That’s a great way to make friends in rural Ohio. Maybe next time you should say “How about those Wolverines?”
In Other News:
Romney Campaign, RNC, Raise Over $100 Million in June ”Dems are also countering the Romney fundraising boon by raffling off a cup of coffee with Joe Biden and lunch with Debbie Downer.” LOL!!!!
Team Obama Celebrates July 4 With Paris Fundraiser ”The Obama campaign will host events in Geneva, Switzerland in August as part of their “European outreach effort.” George Clooney will headline a fundraiser there, with 150 tickets going for $20,000 per piece. There’s even more to the bargain: if you go as a couple, the second ticket is half-off!”
White House: ”Don’t Read Too Much Into Unemployment Numbers” ”If the size of the U.S. labor force as a share of the total population was the same as it was when Barack Obama took office—65.7% then vs. 63.8% today—the U-3 unemployment rate would be 10.9%. Even if you take into account that the LFP should be declining as America ages, the unemployment rate would be 10.5%.”
31% Give Obama Positive Marks on Handling the Economy ”A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows just 31% of Likely Voters believe President Obama is doing a good or excellent job handling economic issues, including 12% who say he is doing an excellent job.” Gotta wonder who those 12% are!
Teacher’s Union is Hemorrhaging Members ”The National Education Association (NEA) has lost more than 100,000 members since 2010. By 2014, union projections show, it could lose a cumulative total of about 308,000 full-time teachers and other workers, a 16% drop from 2010. Lost dues will shrink NEA’s budget an estimated $65 million, or 18%.” HOORAY!!!!!
Final Thought: ”America is a nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.” George W. Bush
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!!
- Former President George W. Bush visits Zambia, cares about black person (twitchy.com)
- George W. Bush’s Africa Trip Is Raising Cancer Awareness (wibw.com)
- Happy Birthday President George W. Bush and Nancy Reagan; Bush continues to serve, Left unhinged (twitchy.com)
ALOHA, ALL!! It’s Friday – so let’s start off with a re-cap of the week’s news from PJTV:
Kind of puts it all into perspective doesn’t it????
In other news:
“Fair Share” rigamarole. Is The Buffett Rule an Election Year Gimmick? “For all of his rhetoric that the measure would “stabilize our debt and deficits for the next decade,” the Buffett Rule would bring in only $47 billion in revenue in ten years. To put those numbers in context, President Obama’s budget calls for adding $6.7 trillion to the national debt. So the Buffett Rule would cover just 0.007% of all of Obama’s debt and .001% of Obama’s spending.” Contrast with this: A 1% Spending Cut Is 6 Times As Effective As The Buffett Rule
I don’t think the Dems want to see this video: Ten years later, ANWR remains closed, gas prices have skyrocketed, and Obama continues to block additional energy production. Or maybe the Dems have seen it. Looks like they are defecting from their Dear Leader: Obama Faces Defeat on Keystone Pipeline
VEEP talk. Of Potential Veeps, Condoleeza Rice Has Highest Favorability Among Republicans ”Condi’s ticket-balancing credentials are obvious, she would more than hold her own in a debate, she’s been tested in the national spotlight and she has a kind of grace and gravitas that seemingly leave her unfazed by anything. She’s equally comfortable defending controversial foreign policy as she is playing classical piano for the queen. She’s certainly a compelling choice, and I can understand why she polled as well as she did.”
“Jobs” plans? New Obama Plan Would Allow Workers To Keep Unemployment Benefits After They Are Hired and DC Employees Model Congress by Collecting Unemployment While Employed ”Is it any coincidence that such a large scale corruption and theft took place in the shadows of the US Capitol Building and White House?”
Final Thought: ”…the Supreme Court had unleashed a predator that was oozing slime into the political system.” Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman and expert on slime and political system predators
Happy Aloha Friday! White House Press Secretary Jay Carney actually admitted yesterday what we’ve all know – they don’t create jobs. But does the administration really believe that? They seem to want to grow government and put more people on its payroll, not the private sector’s. I just got this great release from the Heritage Foundation about the 0bama administrations’s job-killing policies. It’s a great overview of what he and his cronies continue to do to stifle economic growth. From the article (not Jay Carney – now THAT would have been refreshing): ”The government cannot create private-sector jobs, but it can strongly affect the conditions for job-creating economic growth. But instead, the Obama Administration has helped create the conditions to stifle job growth. ” Morning Bell: “The White House Does Not Create Jobs”.
Today the Labor Department released its monthly jobs report, which showed that the U.S. economy added an anemic 39,000 jobs this month and that the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent. That marks the 19th month in a row that the unemployment has been over 9 percent, a post–World War II record: http://blog.heritage.org/2010/12/03/morning-bell-the-senates-secret-santa-agenda/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell
ALOHA, ALL! “Happy Independence Day” said the clerk at the airport gift shop. ”Thank you,” I replied. Since it was Fourth of July it wasn’t an unusual greeting. Except I was in Scotland. Maybe it was my Sarah Palin-like flag pin that prompted her words, but I was impressed nonetheless. I was also struck by how she said Independence Day and not Fourth of July. Perhaps Europeans tend to be more conscious of how precious self-rule truly is? I connected through London’s Heathrow airport where I visited another duty-free shop. ”I like your pin!” This time it was a young man who greeted me. He explained how he had never been to America but always wanted to go. His dream is to go to New York and to experience “America’s greatness.” Wow…how many people here realize how privileged they are to live in the greatest country in the world? In spite of how Barack 0bama may think American exceptionalism is the same as how the Brits or Greeks think of themselves, many – if not most – of the world’s people still consider America “that shining city on the hill.” Ronald Reagan would be pleased. Heritage Foundation: What Makes America Exceptional?
Speaking of Reagan v. 0bama: The Siena College Research Center recently ranked US Presidents. They picked 0bama higher than Reagan (15th v. 18th.) Apparently, this was a group of “presidential scholars,” showing yet again that you can be a “scholar” yet be incredibly stupid. I wonder if they were on the Nobel Peace Prize committee? Bottom Scholars
Born On The 4th Of July. Andrew Breitbart of Big Government fame has started a new site called Big Peace. Fittingly, it was launched on Independence Day. Breitbart says “Because I am not a foreign policy or military expert, I needed to create a core editorial unit that represented the highest-end understanding of policy while at the same time bringing, at a time of war, a “boots-on-the-ground” perspective….I have noticed that the amount of reporters and media outlets covering national security and the war has dwindled and skepticism over American military commitment has waned now that there isn’t a Bush or a Republican in charge. The war beat is getting short shrift. Big Peace was created to fill this void and to provide biased coverage.” Right on!!
It’s Getting Hot In Here. Could 0bama have looked any more uncomfortable or less sincere? He tried to make it appear that he and Bibi were BFFs at the White House on Tuesday. Give me a break: 0bama, Netanyahu Patch Up Differences, At Least In Public I’m guessing Bibi told Barry to bug out of his business in Gaza and he would make nice so 0bama and the Dems could hang on the the American Jewish vote. Wake up, people!
To Mediocrity And Beyond. 0bama has not only decimated NASA, it has now come to light that he has given the NASA Administrator the directive to “…reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science.” Make them feel good??? And why was the NASA Administrator doing an interview for Al Jazeera TV? Makes you wonder if there are similar directives 0bama has mandated for more government agencies. Here’s the perspective of a former astronaut, Bobby Eberle: Space, The Final Frontier – For Muslim Relations? (Sidenote: I must admit that I have given 0bama the benefit of the doubt regarding his religious tendencies. No more. I now firmly believe he is a Muslim and always has been.)
LOL!!!!! This hilarious new video from conservative animators at PolitiZoid parodies The Talking Heads and skewers the Obama administration’s laxity concerning BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in progress. The Talking Feds – Same As It Ever Was
Progressive = Socialist. Excellent article from Accuracy In Media on the new rise of socialism under the guise of progressivism. This first in a series discusses Kagan, who is socialist to the core. BTW, I am making a conscious effort to not say “liberal” anymore and use “progressive” instead. We need to unmask the so-called progressive who, in reality, are promoting regressive policies! A Socialist On The High Court?
This Is A Priority? Do you remember how in his State of The Union Address 0bama said he was going to make jobs his 31 priority? I do….I have a way of remembering certain things Guess what? Friday’s Unemployment Data: The Worst Private Sector June In Decades
Beyond Absurd. Did you see J. Christian Adams on the news Tuesday? If you don’t watch Fox News, probably not. Mr. Adams is the DOJ official who resigned to protest the racism, perjury, and obstruction of justice surrounding the DOJ’s dropping of the election day 2008 voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party: Former DOJ Official Charges Racism Drove DOJ To Kill Black Panther Voter Intimidation Case
Beyond Beyond Absurd. Iran is a member in good standing of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women. And they are preparing to stone a woman to death for supposed infidelity: Campaign for Woman Facing Death by Stoning Yet another reason why the UN is irrelevant…and why Iran is an extremely dangerous threat to freedom not just in the Middle East but around the world.
Pay No Attention To That Screeching Warning Signal. On second thought, let’s just turn it off. It turns out the obama administration was warned by a Federal Appeals Court in Washington DC “that the government was unprepared for a major spill at sea, relying on an “irrational” environmental analysis of the risks of offshore drilling. ” But 0bama had his minions pressure the Court to “revisit” it’s decision, and so they reversed it. Time to impeach this incompetent fool! WSJ Report Says 0bama Could Have Prevented Gulf Spill Disaster
Tale Of A Whale. It’s been sitting in the Gulf for about a week now. The “A Whale” is the world’s largest oil skimmer and it’s waiting to clean up the Gulf. But I guess we need to make sure it actually works first. Are you kidding me??? How about we start using it – we can tell pretty quickly if it works. Oh yeah – the EPA needs to check the water it will pump back into the Gulf. GIVE ME A BREAK!! Do they actually think that water will be worse than what’s in there now? Hopes Ride On Giant Oil Skimmer In Gulf Of Mexico
BREAKING NEWS: 0bama DOJ to Sue Arizona. We knew it was going to happen, and frankly I say BRING. IT. ON!!! Justice Department Files Suit Against Arizona You gotta love Holder’s reasons – that the AZ law would “divert federal resources” and initiate a “patchwork” of laws in other states. Divert federal resources? Aren’t they supposed to be using resources to enforce the law and protect us from illegals? I love Brewer’s response: she pointed out “the irony” of suing Arizona for its immigration enforcement law but ignoring cities and other local governments whose “patchwork local ‘sanctuary’ policies instruct the police not to cooperate with federal immigration officials.” Meanwhile, my friend Stacy sent me this comparison between California and Arizona. Rings so true it’s not even funny:
The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out, bites the Governor and attacks his dog.
1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is only doing what is natural.
2. He calls animal control. Animal control captures coyote and bills the state $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.
3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the state $200 testing it for diseases.
4. The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.
5. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is free of dangerous animals.
6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a “coyote awareness” program for residents of the area.
7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.
8. The Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack somehow and for letting the Governor attempt to intervene.
9. Additional cost to state of California: $75,000 to hire and train a new security agent with additional special training re: the nature of coyotes.
10. PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files suit against the state.
The Governor of Arizona is jogging with her dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks her dog.
1. The Governor shoots the coyote with her State-issued pistol and keeps jogging. The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.
2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why California is broke.