Thursday, September 30, 2010

Irish Woes Get Worse

Irish Woes Get Worse - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic
"It's hard to know what to say about Ireland's revelation that it expects the cost of cleaning up Anglo Irish Bank to come to a staggering 21% of GDP.
Profanity is too weak, really.

The total cost of the bank bailouts looks as if it will be well over a quarter of GDP."

Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials

My Way News - Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials
"The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt."

Such a triumph for our democrat dominated senate!

$27.5m Because The Feds Don't Like the Font.....

CARPE DIEM: $27.5m Because The Feds Don't Like the Font.....
"New York City will change the lettering on every single street sign - at an estimated cost of about $27.5 million - because the feds don't like the font.

Street names will change from all capital letters to a combination of upper and lower case on roads across the country thanks to the pricey federal regulation"

The artsy-fartsy idiots are in charge!
Do you care?

Medal of Honor recipient's family turned away at White House

Medal of Honor recipient's family turned away at White House KTVB.COM KTVB.COM Boise, Idaho news
"Vernon Baker, of St. Maries, Idaho, was the last living black World War II Medal of Honor winner."

Well, it is change.....maybe hope comes later.....like on November 2nd?

Gloria Allred and the Democrats

Falling off the Floor: Gloria Allred and the Democrats - Hugh Hewitt - Townhall Conservative
"Turns out that Whitman had hired a housekeeper a few years back, after being provided all the necessary documents.
Whitman was very serious about complying with the law as any CEO of a major public company ought to be, if only to protect the thousands and thousands of shareholders who cannot afford to have corporate leadership turn out to be law breakers.

Whitman was defrauded.
The housekeeper lied.

Many years later the housekeeper admitted her lies to Whitman, and Whitman dismissed her."

Just in case Perky Katie and her comrades in the MSM sorta forget to report this tonight.

One third of 'extinct' animals turn up again

One third of 'extinct' animals turn up again Mail Online

They're baaack.......
Maybe cuz global warming is over?

Muskegon County commissioners OK new budget to start Friday, plan some layoffs

Muskegon County commissioners OK new budget to start Friday, plan some layoffs MLive.com
"The new spending plan for Muskegon County, effective Friday, received final approval this week, ending months of planning to eliminate a projected $6.3 million deficit.
County commissioners approved the budget for fiscal year 2011, featuring a general-fund budget of $43.4 million and all-funds budgets totaling $255 million."

$6.3 million deficit from a $43 million budget?
THAT'S A BIG DEAL!

Bailout for States and More Real Estate Trouble Coming,Whitney says

Bailout for States and More Real Estate Trouble Coming,Whitney says Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog
"Yesterday, as I sat and listened in my car, Whitney predicted tough times coming for state governments.
I wrote in February (America Has Its Own Pigs) that many states are basically bankrupt and, in an election year, will probably get a bailout.
Fast forward to today.
Whitney says underwater states will need a trillion dollar bailout.
That is another thousand billion added to the taxpayer tab!

Whitney said, “You have to look at the states and the risk that the states pose, because the crisis with the states will result in an attempt at least for the third near-trillion-dollar bailout.

That has consequences on the dollar that has consequences on just about everything.
It certainly has consequences on the US recovery.”

Whitney also predicts 80,000 financial sector layoffs coming for Wall Street."

McDonald's Says It May Drop Health Plan

McDonald's Says It May Drop Health Plan - WSJ.com
"Last week, a senior McDonald's official informed the Department of Health and Human Services that the restaurant chain's insurer won't meet a 2011 requirement to spend at least 80% to 85% of its premium revenue on medical care."

Where EPA Is Public Enemy #1

The American Spectator : Where EPA Is Public Enemy #1
"'Trial lawyers joined forces with environmental activists and sought to regulate through the courts what science could not support within the EPA regulatory process,'"

Public Employees vs. the Public Will

Public Employees vs. the Public Will - Reason Magazine
"The word is out.

It is now mainstream opinion that public employee salaries, benefits, and pensions are crippling state governments from coast to coast."

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Whitman’s Ex-Housekeeper To Reportedly File ‘Explosive’ Claim

Whitman’s Ex-Housekeeper To Reportedly File ‘Explosive’ Claim « CBS Los Angeles

Well, it is almost October.....SURPRISE!

Water Heaters, the Green Jobs Myth, and the CARE Act

Water Heaters, the Green Jobs Myth, and the CARE Act Competitive Enterprise Institute
"The EPA recommends setting your water heater temperature to 120 degrees, but OSHA recommends 140 degrees.

Warren Brookes Fellow Ryan Young explains that the EPA is trying to encourage people to use less energy by setting a lower temperature; however, 120 degrees is not hot enough to kill Legionella pneumophila bacteria."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lucious has knee surgery

Lucious has knee surgery - LSJ Blogs: Hey, Joe
"An offseason of injury continues for MSU basketball, with Korie Lucious undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery Tuesday for a small meniscus tear in his left knee.

His timetable for a return is set at two to six weeks.

Midnight Madness is two weeks from Friday and the season opener is six weeks from Friday, Nov. 12 vs. Eastern Michigan."

Dang!

Black and White People Furniture

YouTube - Black and White People Furniture - Red House Commercial

Union rejects concessions at GM plant in Indianapolis

Union rejects concessions at GM plant in Indianapolis detnews.com The Detroit News
"Addison, Ill.-based JD Norman Industries said it is dropping its effort to buy the factory after an announcement late Monday that United Auto Workers members had voted 457-96 against accepting the concessions."

NEWS YOU CAN USE: How To Dial A Rotary Phone.

Instapundit » Blog Archive » NEWS YOU CAN USE: How To Dial A Rotary Phone.
Show it to your kids, so they’ll know what to do if they encounter one!"

Mark Dantonio is back!

Mark Dantonio is back - LSJ Blogs: Hey, Joe
"On the way back, anyway.
As detailed here, Dantonio came to MSU's presser today and expects to be in the coaching box for Saturday's game against Wisconsin."

Michigan Film Office, refundable tax credits

Michigan Film Office, refundable tax credits [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"A new issue paper from the non-partisan Senate Fiscal Agency estimates that Michigan film production tax breaks and subsidies generated the equivalent of approximately 355 full time jobs in 2009, or 1,542 if 'indirect' jobs are also counted.
During that year the film incentives' net cost to taxpayers was $37.5 million.

When the agency figures in other factors the cost comes to $193,333 per job created by the incentives, or $44,561 per job if one includes the estimate of 'indirect jobs' created."

ACORN Is Very Much Alive; Funding Ban Dies This Week

The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : ACORN Is Very Much Alive; Funding Ban Dies This Week

They're baaack.... and guess which political party is bringing them back?

Obama's Top Priority on Vimeo

Obama's Top Priority on Vimeo

Politics Versus Gold

RealClearPolitics - Politics Versus Gold
"One of the many slick tricks of the Obama administration was to insert a provision in the massive Obamacare legislation regulating people who sell gold.
This had nothing to do with medical care but everything to do with sneaking in an extension of the government's power over gold, in a bill too big for most people to read."

...The desire to restrain or control the buying and selling of gold is just one of the many signs of the inherent conflict between the freedom of the individual and the left's attempts to control our lives.


Sneaking a provision on gold purchases and sales into massive legislation that is supposedly about medical care is just one of the many cynical tricks used to circumvent the public's right to know how they are being governed.

Opinion: Let's reform state government

Opinion: Let's reform state government - Frank J. Donatelli - POLITICO.com
"Here are some major reforms these state policymakers could pass immediately:

Public pension reform.
State liabilities for pension funds have reached an astounding $5.2 trillion, with an additional $3 trillion shortfall.
Many states provide inflation-protected, guaranteed benefits to government workers who retire as early as age 55.
However, private-sector workers, who pay for this, have not done so well.
Millions have lost jobs, and virtually all have seen their 401(k)’s shrink.

We need some tough reforms to control public pension costs, including changing the defined-benefit plans into defined-contribution plans, barring part-time government workers from receiving full benefits and ensuring that all enrollees contribute to their own retirement and health care plans.

Republicans should follow the courageous example of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is seeking to bring these soaring costs under control."

Overseas Stimulus Operations 

Overseas Stimulus Operations NetRight Daily
"According to the U.S. Treasury, about $4.065 trillion of the national debt is held overseas, 30 percent of the total $13.4 trillion debt.

That means almost a third of all interest paid on the debt goes overseas."

This can't be good.

FuturePundit

FuturePundit
"Milk Increases Weight Loss?"

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

"We now live in an era defined by increasing Corporate influence and authority over the individual."

Mayor: Arrested Christians 'attacked' Michigan city

Mayor: Arrested Christians 'attacked' Michigan city
"Officers arrested the Christian missionaries and illegally confiscated their video cameras, which were being used to record the events, according to the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Mich., which is representing the defendants.

The Dearborn city attorney said the confiscated videos and cameras will be returned this week."

Meme of the Week: Reductio Ad Somalia

Meme of the Week: Reductio Ad Somalia - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic
"Short version of the first lesson: what's yours is what's left after you pay for what you use up, which means after taxes.

Shorter version: don't like government?

Try Somalia (and let us know how that works out for you)."

Inside the mind of madness.....

Monday, September 27, 2010

another right wing site

Lucianne.com News Forum - Thread
". . . Then, all of a sudden . . ."

Dem Whip: GOP majority will issue birther subpoenas

Dem Whip: GOP majority will issue birther subpoenas - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
"House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) warned Republicans will investigate President Obama's birthplace if they take over Congress."

And if Barry O'Carter had proof it wouldn't be a big deal...right....?

Segway owner Jimi Heselden dies after riding one of his machines off cliff

Segway owner Jimi Heselden dies after riding one of his machines off cliff Mail Online
"The multi-millionaire owner of the Segway company died in a freak accident yesterday when he rode one of the high-tech two-wheel machines off a cliff and into a river."

Local Tea Party group may have uncovered massive vote fraud in Texas | Washington Examiner

Local Tea Party group may have uncovered massive vote fraud in Texas Washington Examiner
"“What we saw shocked us,” she said.

“There was no one checking IDs, judges would vote for people that asked for help.

It was fraud, and we watched like deer in the headlights.”"

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Reynolds’ Law

Reynolds’ Law « The View from Alexandria
"The government decides to try to increase the middle class by subsidizing things that middle class people have:

If middle-class people go to college and own homes, then surely if more people go to college and own homes, we’ll have more middle-class people.

But homeownership and college aren’t causes of middle-class status, they’re markers for possessing the kinds of traits — self-discipline, the ability to defer gratification, etc. — that let you enter, and stay, in the middle class.

Subsidizing the markers doesn’t produce the traits; if anything, it undermines them."

Hoyer: Ethics cleaned up because Dems trying Dems still have their posts

Hoyer: Ethics cleaned up because Dems trying Dems still have their posts - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
"'The fact of the matter is the ethics process is working,' Hoyer said.

'The fact of the matter is, unlike under Republicans, we haven't fired the chairman of the Ethics Committee because they went after somebody in the Democratic Party, and we haven't removed any members from the Ethics Committee.
The ethics process is working.'

When asked about holding trials before voters commit to Rangel and Waters again in November, Hoyer responded, 'I think that needs to be resolved as quickly as possible."

Your Insane U.S. Energy Department

Your Insane U.S. Energy Department
"In mid-September, Cathy Zoi, an Assistant Secretary of Energy, said that the U.S. Department of Energy has a “mandate” to issue regulations about what household appliances should be available to Americans in the future."

YouTube - Mourning in America

YouTube - Mourning in America

Very hard to argue with this.

Worm hits computers of staff at Iran nuclear plant

The Associated Press: Worm hits computers of staff at Iran nuclear plant
"A complex computer worm capable of seizing control of industrial plants has affected the personal computers of staff working at Iran's first nuclear power station weeks before the facility is to go online, the official news agency reported Sunday."

Are worms the new nukes?

U.S. Gift for Iraqis Offers a Primer on Corruption

U.S. Gift for Iraqis Offers a Primer on Corruption - NYTimes.com
"The laptops arrived in two shipments, on Feb. 20 and Feb. 23.
The original shipping documents mistakenly listed the computers’ destination as Umm Qasr, not Babil, which caused confusion.

By April, though, the American military had tracked them down and repeatedly tried to clear them through customs and truck them to Babil.

Then, in August, Iraqis auctioned off 4,200 of the computers — for $45,700.
The whereabouts of the rest are unknown."

Is Sharia Law Creeping Into American Lives?

Is Sharia Law Creeping Into American Lives?
"“Every major Muslim organization is controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, a former FBI Agent John Guandolo said, which he said was formed to overthrow America and establish Islamic law.
“They’re having great success of implementing Shariah law, I could give you a thousand examples,’’ Guandolo said."

12 Amazing Pieces of Pencil Art - Oddee.com

12 Amazing Pieces of Pencil Art - Oddee.com

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Flat-screen prices to tumble ahead of holiday season

Flat-screen prices to tumble ahead of holiday season - Sep. 23, 2010


"An historically large oversupply of LCD TV panels is causing television prices to fall right in time for the holiday shopping season."

And some said Obama's economics would be bad for Americans......geh...

Former Monterey Park police chief cashed out $372,559 in leave time the year he retired

Former Monterey Park police chief cashed out $372,559 in leave time the year he retired - SGVTribune.com
"The city's former police chief cashed in $372,559 in unused sick, vacation and holiday pay before he retired last year, according to city documents.
In addition, former Monterey Park Police Chief Jones Moy filed for workers' compensation benefits in the months before he left the post in September 2009."

Can a bigger booze tax reduce disease, crime?

Can a bigger booze tax reduce disease, crime? - CNN.com
"Doubling the current state taxes on alcohol -- which would tack on as much as 50 cents to the price of the average six-pack or bottle of wine -- could be expected to reduce alcohol-related deaths by 35 percent, fatal car crashes by 11 percent, and the rates of sexually transmitted disease by 6 percent, according to the study."

Why not just ban alcohol?
Or just too much alcohol...or waaay too much alcohol....


Oh, it's really about more taxes....I get it.....

Coach Dantonio Makes First Public Appearance Since Heart Attack

Coach Dantonio Makes First Public Appearance Since Heart Attack
Nice video...and their daughter was Homecoming Queen!

Top 12 Chris Christie ‘Greatest Hits’ Clips | The Blaze

Blaze Mix Video: Top 12 Chris Christie ‘Greatest Hits’ Clips The Blaze

Wow!
Send this to EVERY polititian and candidate you know!

Video of Bill Maher on why Americans don't support ObamaCare: "Because they're STUPID!"

theblogprof: Video of Bill Maher on why Americans don't support ObamaCare: "Because they're STUPID!"

Race maps of America

Race maps of America Mail Online
"The resulting maps may not represent what many might expect Barack Obama’s integrated rainbow nation to look like, as many cities have clear racial dividing lines."

Duh...

MOLLIFYING MUSLIMS, AND MUSLIFYING MOLLIES

SteynOnline - MOLLIFYING MUSLIMS, AND MUSLIFYING MOLLIES
"It’s a problem that Muslims think we’re unclean.

It’s a far worse problem that we go along with it."

True the Vote » Resources for Activists

True the Vote » Resources for Activists
"The Road to Rigged Elections"

More Guns, Less Crime Again

NRA-ILA :: More Guns, Less Crime Again
"Gun Ownership Rises to All-Time High,
Violent Crime Falls to 35-Year Low"

No raises for Muskegon County commissioners

No raises for Muskegon County commissioners: Small savings for an overwhelmed budget, possible morale booster MLive.com
"The chairperson will continue to make $18,584 and the 10 other commissioners will make $16,359 each."

Texting And Driving May Not Lead To More Crashes

Texting And Driving May Not Lead To More Crashes

Obama team uses flimflammery to inflate job numbers

Obama team uses flimflammery to inflate job numbers Washington Examiner
"Are you a financial adviser? You may not know it, but you've got a green job.
Are you a wholesale buyer?
You've got a green job, too.
Or maybe you're a newspaper reporter.

You, too, have a green job -- at least according to the Obama administration."

Dreams Of The President's Aunt Zeituni: Social Justice And The American Heart

Dreams Of The President's Aunt Zeituni: Social Justice And The American Heart - IBD - Investors.com
"Interestingly, the president has not shown any private charity toward his aunt, and has not relieved the taxpayer's burden of supporting her."

Liberal outlets try to nab John Boehner for infidelity before midterm elections

Liberal outlets try to nab John Boehner for infidelity before midterm elections - NYPOST.com
"A blogger from liberal Web site The Daily Kos pierced through Boehner's security detail at yesterday's unveiling of his leadership policy 'Pledge to America' to ask if he was sleeping with a lobbyist from the Printing Industries of America."

Waiting for "Superman" Released Yesterday

CARPE DIEM: Waiting for "Superman" Released Yesterday
"What 'Waiting for Superman' drives home is to improve our education system requires improving our teachers.

Requires demanding our teachers get deep in the trenches, be allowed to be flexible and innovative, persist, and to be held accountable.

This the teacher unions and the Democratic Party will not accept, even for the sake of our children.'"

True the Vote

True the Vote
"Vote fraud attacks the heart of our political system and threatens our rights as citizens.

When True the Vote began monitoring elections last fall in Houston, we were shocked at the fraud we discovered.

Precinct judges often failed to check voters IDs, and some even filled out ballots to “help” people vote.

These violations are just the tip of a very large and ugly iceberg.

If you are one of the millions of Americans outraged by corruption at the highest levels of our nation’s government, then you can help us stop fraud where it begins – at the polling place, in the precinct where you live, in the streets of your city.

If you care enough to help, contact us today to become part of our action plan.

A commitment of just a few hours is all it takes to help restore truth and integrity to our elections."

Parents outraged at teachers unions after seeing documentary "Waiting for 'Superman' " - NYPOST.com

Parents outraged at teachers unions after seeing documentary "Waiting for 'Superman' "
"It's class warfare!

Fed-up parents and teachers who saw the explosive education documentary 'Waiting for 'Superman' ' yesterday were left either seething or in tears -- and calling for revolutionary change after the film's Big Apple debut.

'The passing along of children through the system is just disgusting,' said Barbara Levinson, 63, who was crying by the film's end. 'Every child should be treated as an individual.'

Viewers were also rocked by the work's portrayal of the teachers unions' protection of subpar educators.

'The laws as they stand can protect ineffective teachers who are bad -- I'm disappointed in what the union's become,' said Patricia Jordan, who won state teacher of the year in 1993.

'Effective and wonderful teachers are stifled by the ones who are problematic and hard to get rid of,' she fumed."

Citizens' Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston

FOXNews.com - Citizens' Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston
"“What we saw shocked us,” she said.

“There was no one checking IDs, judges would vote for people that asked for help.

It was fraud, and we watched like deer in the headlights.”"

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More from Auntie Zeituni | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

More from Auntie Zeituni The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Mont. woman fends off bear attack with zucchini

Mont. woman fends off bear attack with zucchini - Yahoo! News
"FRENCHTOWN, Mont. – Police say a Montana woman fended off a bear attack with an unlikely weapon — a zucchini."

Is that a zucchini in your pocket or are you a bear......

CARPE DIEM: If You Tax Something, You Get Less of It....

CARPE DIEM: If You Tax Something, You Get Less of It....
"MP: This is Econ 101.

Couldn't they have predicted this would happen? See previous, related CD post here."

VC scoops the security pros — by two months!

The Volokh Conspiracy » VC scoops the security pros — by two months!
"For those worried about a future cyber attack that takes control of critical computerized infrastructure – in a nuclear power plant, for instance – Stuxnet is a big, loud warning shot across the bow, especially for the utility industry and government overseers of the US power grid.

Of course, VC readers heard that warning shot two months early.

And the target of DEADF007?

Uninformed speculation claims that it’s Iran’s Bushehr nuclear facility — and that the facility is already toast.

If so, we’re likely to find out pretty soon."

Does anyone know what the US owes?

Does anyone know what the US owes? - NYPOST.com
"How bad is the nation's debt problem?
While the official number -- $13.4 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget Office -- is frightening enough, some analysts say the actual figure is much, much higher.
Like a shopaholic who hides their credit card bills, the government pretends certain obligations and expenditures don't exist.

Uncle Sam really owes closer to $60 trillion, or more, and the country is close to bankrupcy."

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Doughnuts

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Doughnuts - TIME NewsFeed
"It's National Doughnut Day"

Obamacare is even worse than critics thought | Washington Examiner

Examiner Editorial: Obamacare is even worse than critics thought Washington Examiner

Kelly McGillis, Melanie Leis

Kelly McGillis, Melanie Leis - NYTimes.com
"Kelly McGillis, the actress, and Melanie Leis, a sales executive, were joined in a civil union on Wednesday morning in Collingswood, N.J. Judge Robert T. Zane III, the municipal presiding judge for Camden County, N.J., officiated at the Collingswood Municipal Court."
.....She and Ms. McGillis, whose two previous marriages ended in divorce, met in 2000, when Ms. Leis was a bartender at a restaurant in Key West, Fla., that Ms. McGillis owned with her second husband, Fred Tillman, with whom she has two daughters, Kelsey Lauren, 20, and Sonora Ashley, 17.

Yikes!

Jack Kittel Psycho Video

Jack Kittel Psycho Video

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jackson: I did nothing wrong

Jackson: I did nothing wrong :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he is “deeply sorry” for having “disappointed some supporters” regarding his relationship with a female “social acquaintance.”"

Tensions In The Democratic Party

National Review: Tensions In The Democratic Party : NPR
"In each there was a split between the public-employee unions that do so much to finance Democratic campaigns and the gentry liberals who provide Democratic votes in places like Manhattan, the Montgomery County suburbs of Maryland, and northwest Washington, D.C. And in each case, the public-employee unions won."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Digging For Oil On The Gulf Islands National Seashore

WEAR ABC 3 :: Top Stories - Digging For Oil On The Gulf Islands National Seashore
"The fed says B-P workers can't dig more than 6 inches in the sand to look for oil.... and as Channel 3's Dan Thomas found out... You can't dig at all."

Mona Shores meeting could talk Ponzi

Mona Shores meeting could talk Ponzi WOOD TV8
"24 Hour News 8 will be at the Mona Shores meeting beginning at 7 p.m."

Forced Government Recycling is Garbage; It Wastes Scare, Valuable Resources and Lowers Out Wealth

CARPE DIEM: Forced Government Recycling is Garbage; It Wastes Scare, Valuable Resources and Lowers Out Wealth
“There is not a community curbside recycling program in the United States that covers its cost,’’ says Jay Lehr, science director at the Heartland Institute and author of a handbook on environmental science.

They exist primarily to make people “feel warm and fuzzy about what they are doing for the environment.’’"

Does President Obama Think Our Rights Come from Our Creator?

Does President Obama Think Our Rights Come from Our Creator? The Weekly Standard

The most famous words in the Declaration of Independence — and almost surely the most famous words ever written by an American — read, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

On Friday evening, when President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, he quoted that passage as follows (on the clip at 22:30): “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal [pause], endowed with certain unalienable rights: life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

In Obama’s version, there is no “Creator.”

Only two plausible explanations spring to mind.

One is that President Obama isn’t very familiar with the most famous passage in the document that founded this nation; that even when plainly reading from a teleprompter, he wasn’t able to quote it correctly.
The other is that President Obama doesn’t subscribe to the Declaration’s rather central claim that our rights come from our “Creator” (also referred to in the Declaration as “Nature’s God” and “the Supreme Judge of the World”).

Only the president likely knows for certain which of these two explanations is true, or whether perhaps there is another.

His nearly 4-second pause before he omits reference to our Creator, however, is peculiar.

He stares at the teleprompter, purses his lips, blinks several times — as if confused, disturbed, and/or in the process of making a decision — and then proceeds to use his alternate wording.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Graph of the Day for September 14, 2010

American Thinker Blog: Graph of the Day for September 14, 2010
"The current six rate brackets of 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33% and 35% will be replaced by five new brackets with the higher rates of 15%, 28%, 31%, 36% and 39.6%.'"

Energy Department Says It Has ‘Mandate’ to Force ‘Market Transformation’ for Household Appliances

Energy Department Says It Has ‘Mandate’ to Force ‘Market Transformation’ for Household Appliances CNSnews.com
"Zoi pointed to four tactics the Obama administration intended use to advance the “deployment of clean energy.”
The first three were government subsidies for private-sector green energy projects, special tax incentives for green energy projects and low-interest government-backed loans for green energy projects.

“The fourth one, which the secretary and I love,” said Zoi, “is where we have a mandate.
Where we can actually just issue regulations and do market transformation.”"

Friday, September 17, 2010

St. Maarten holds historic election as Dutch territory prepares to become country

FOXNews.com - St. Maarten holds historic election as Dutch territory prepares to become country
"PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) —
St. Maarten's two major parties expected to dominate the election Friday of 15 parliamentary representatives who will lead the Dutch territory when it becomes an autonomous country next month.

The race was expected to be close between the Democratic Party and the ruling National Alliance Party.
Some voters, however, favored one of two new parties: United People and Concordia People's Alliance.

St. Maarten and Curacao will become countries within the Dutch kingdom when the Netherlands Antilles are dissolved Oct. 10.

The islands of Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire will become special Dutch municipalities and respond directly to the Dutch government.

Details of the new governments for St. Maarten and Curacao have not been decided, however, even as the deadline approaches.

It is unclear what kind of tax system will be adopted or which currency will replace the Netherlands Antillean guilder.
So far, government officials have confirmed that St. Maarten and Curacao will have a common Court of Appeal and a shared central bank.
St. Maarten, which has nearly 20,000 registered voters, shares an island with the French territory of St. Martin."

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young to be Tea Party guest speaker

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young to be Tea Party guest speaker MLive.com
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert Young will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Muskegon Tea Party 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Whitlow's Forerunner Restaurant, 6410 Airline in Fruitport Township."

Munivest Website-Scumbag who ponzied Mona Shores Schools

Munivest Website: "Dante’ DeMiro

Founder and Managing Director"

I'm Now Insanely Pumped For This Game: SpartanRocky's Michigan State vs. Notre Dame Preview!

I'm Now Insanely Pumped For This Game: SpartanRocky's Michigan State vs. Notre Dame Preview!
"After two games it’s very hard to get a read on either Notre Dame or Michigan State."

Good stats and analysis.

My New Spartan Media Room!

My New Spartan Media Room!
"My New Spartan Media Room!

I just finished the logo murals on the walls of our media room!"

Wow!

This is pretty cool!

(except the dog ought to be green)

FBI complaint says Mona Shores schools victim of Ponzi scheme

FBI complaint says Mona Shores schools victim of Ponzi scheme MLive.com

"“DeMiro routinely faxed or e-mailed his clients computer ‘screen shots’ or investment summary reports that purported to detail the clients’ investments in CDs at various banks.”"

Morons!

Good Intentions Gone Haywire - Forbes.com

Good Intentions Gone Haywire - Forbes.com
"Dodd-Frank requires at least 29 federal bureaus to open Offices of Minority & Women Inclusion, involving ten branches of the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve and its 12 regional banks, the Securities & Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
The new diversity offices will implement rules to ensure 'the fair inclusion and utilization' of minorities and women in all firms doing business with each agency.
The offices will terminate contracts with any service provider that fails to meet these as yet undetermined standards.

Just running these offices is estimated to cost over $58 million annually,"

Now that Walter Cronkite has passed on, who is America's most trusted newscaster? | TIME

Poll Results - Now that Walter Cronkite has passed on, who is America's most trusted newscaster? TIME

Economic Treason Not To Hire?

Economic Treason Not To Hire? - Rich Karlgaard - Digital Rules - Forbes
"When U.S., corporations sit on more than $800 billion without creating jobs, when banks hoard more than $1 trillion in profits without lending to small businesses and consumers and when health insurance companies with tens of billions in profits demand huge premium increases, there are only two words to describe such greed says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:
Economic treason!”"

Your Stimulus Dollars at Work: $2 Million Per Job

Patterico's Pontifications » Your Stimulus Dollars at Work: $2 Million Per Job
"$111 Million in ARRA Funds Has Only Created 55 Jobs So Far"

Congressmen Weiner and Waxman Set Gold Hearing

Congressmen Weiner and Waxman Set Gold Hearing -- Seeking Alpha
"From the press release: 'Under Rep. Weiner's bill, companies like Goldline would be required to disclose the reasonable resale value of items being sold.'

That's great.
Are Mr. Weiner and Chairman Bernanke also going to agree to print on every dollar the reasonable expectation that its value will be eroded by inflation?

Gold investors (or speculators) are already punished by the federal government by having their investment, even in a gold exchange-traded-fund, taxed at the higher rates that apply to collectibles rather than long term capital gains.

Not to mention the fact that Mr. Weiner's regulatory push seems as much aimed at conservative journalists as at the gold-dealers.

The press release says, 'Goldline employs several conservative pundits to act as shills for its' [sic] precious metal business, including Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Laura Ingraham, and Fred Thompson.
By drumming up public fears during financially uncertain times, conservative pundits are able to drive a false narrative.
Glenn Beck for example has dedicated entire segments of his program to explaining why the U.S. money supply is destined for hyperinflation with Barack Obama as president.'

Imagine the uproar if a Republican-majority Congress started investigating and having a regulatory crackdown on big advertisers in liberal outlets such as the New York Times.
The First Amendment freedom-of-the-press crowd would be marching in the streets."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Critics of child-care union get favorable ruling

Petoskey News-Review - Critics of child-care union get favorable ruling
"The Michigan Supreme Court ordered a lower court on Thursday to explain why it dismissed a lawsuit challenging the unionization of 40,000 child-care providers who work at home......

The union gets 1.15 percent of the millions in state subsidies paid to providers who watch kids from low-income families....

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy sued on behalf of the women, who say the union is illegal under Michigan law because the child-care providers are independent business owners not public employees."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Michigan jobs subsidized at more than $100,000 each

Michigan jobs subsidized at more than $100,000 each [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"But Gov. Granholm didn't mention one fact:

It was the $374 million price tag in federal and state subsidies it took to get A123 Systems to put its plant in Livonia.

Granholm stated the plan would account for 3,300 jobs, meaning the taxpayers paid about $113,000 per job"

Hello Michigan

Hello Michigan: "How does Washington spend YOUR MONEY??? $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program"

No Social Security boost again in ’11

No Social Security boost again in ’11
"In mid-October, some bad news for seniors almost certainly will become official:

There will be no cost-of-living increase added to Social Security checks in 2011.

This will be the second year in a row without a cost-of-living increase.

The consumer price numbers to justify an increase just are not there — again."

Hey!

Name any federal, state, county, city, township, etc. workers who isn't getting a raise.........(hint....they all are)

Why do the sheeple and the votrons just give their money away?

US women more likely to accept climate science than men, study finds

US women more likely to accept climate science than men, study finds Leo Hickman Environment guardian.co.uk:
"examined eight years of data from Gallup's annual environment poll and found that 'women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men'.

However, he also discovered that his findings reinforced past research which suggests women lack confidence in their science comprehension."

Well...duh.....

Are poll workers being used to inflate employment totals?

Are poll workers being used to inflate employment totals? - NYPOST.com
"Workers at polling places for today's primary and November's general election are being required to file tax withholding forms for the first time ever in a move that could be aimed at inflating the nation's employment numbers.

Is this really a little Election Eve trick?

Here's what I learned, you decide."

Read it and realize that our government is at war with the citizens of our USA.

Consumers Energy introduces new rates in preparation for Chevy Volt, other electric vehicles

Consumers Energy introduces new rates in preparation for Chevy Volt, other electric vehicles MLive.com
"'We want to encourage people to charge off-peak during the evening and night time,' Gerber said."

It's sorta hard to believe this guy is serious about "encouraging" folks to use electricity at night when the only customers who get this option are self-admitted tree huggers.

Why not offer this to all customers?

Run the pool pump, air conditioner, washer/dryer, dishwasher, lawn sprinkler, etc. at night and get a discount (while you reduce peak usage!).

Apparently not!

Another purely political move in our "Pure Michigan" state of disaster.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New jobs in Cuba? Raising rabbits, making bricks

New jobs in Cuba? Raising rabbits, making bricks- msnbc.com
"Cuba's communist leaders have already determined what they want soon-to-be-dismissed workers to do after they get their pink slips in massive government layoffs, detailing a plan for them to raise rabbits, paint buildings, make bricks, collect garbage and pilot ferries across Havana's bay."

Imagine what the eco-animal libs would do with Castro's suggestions here in the good old Obamo-usa?

And make bricks?

Collect garbage without a union!!!!

And ferries...is that an outreach to SanFran....?

Feds target 60 hunters in Kansas hunting probe

Feds target 60 hunters in Kansas hunting probe - Yahoo! Sports

“The state of Kansas has paid out over $100,000 to independent contractors to thin the Kansas deer herd for management purposes,” Kerns said in an e-mail.
“And now our tax money is being spent making federal cases out of alleged rednecks who supposedly harvest an extra deer.”"

Just who is our USA "justice" department at war with?

City of Detroit lawyer: We know who killed stripper Tamara 'Strawberry' Greene

City of Detroit lawyer: We know who killed stripper Tamara 'Strawberry' Greene MLive.com
"The city of Detroit says it knows who killed stripper Tamara Greene in 2003 but wants to keep that and other information secret while its investigation continues.

A lawyer for the city made those revelations Monday in a motion asking a federal judge to let Detroit file a sealed request to dismiss a lawsuit by Greene's family."

This is weird.

OUT OF CONTROL MICHELLE OBAMA's SPENDING SPREE

OUT OF CONTROL MICHELLE OBAMA's SPENDING SPREE - Celebrity News Gossip - National Enquirer
"After blowing nearly a half-million dollars on a Spanish shopping spree, MICHELLE OBAMA has plans to spend a whopping $2 million in the coming year – while the nation struggles with its worst recession ever.

Nearly 15 million people are un­employed, but that hasn’t stopped the first lady from “spending like Marie Antoinette” and appearing to live it up “like a lottery winner,” fume outraged critics."

Koran burner Derek Fenton fired from his job at NJ Transit

Koran burner Derek Fenton fired from his job at NJ Transit
"A radical who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero was fired from his job at NJ Transit, sources and authorities confirmed.

Derek Fenton, an 11-year employee at NJ Transit, was fired Monday, the agency said in a statement, two days after he was photographed burning the Koran.

'Mr. Fenton's public actions violated New Jersey Transit's code of ethics,' NJ Transit said.

'NJ Transit concluded that Mr. Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore was dismissed.'

Fenton's hate-filled display occurred during a protest against the mosque on the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11"

Ya think if he burned an American flag, bible, Book of Mormon or Torah he'd get fired?

Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill « - Blogs from CNN.com

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill
"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week.

The decision means the defense bill, which often passes with bipartisan support, will be home to two major, thorny political issues – the other being the repeal of the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy.

Reid called the DREAM Act 'really important' and said it should be passed because it provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who go to college or serve in the military.

DREAM is an acronym for Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act."

This is your democrat party folks.

Cuba announces mass layoffs in bid to spur private sector

Cuba announces mass layoffs in bid to spur private sector Reuters
"'We have to erase forever the notion that Cuba is the only country in the world in which people can live without working,' Castro said, upon announcing in general terms his plans to cut state payrolls and increase self employment in an August speech to the National Assembly.

According to Communist party sources who have seen the detailed plan to 'reorganize the labor force,' Cuba expects to issue 250,000 new licenses for self-employment by the close of 2011, almost twice the current number, and create 200,000 other non-state jobs."

Castro smarter than Obama?

Who'd of guessed?

The Return of No-Money Down

The Return of No-Money Down - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic
"What truly boggles the mind is that the government still thinks that it's somehow a good idea to help push people with basically no savings into homeownership.
Do they want to make sure that a whole new class of financially marginal people can enjoy the benefits of foreclosure?"

Insanity-doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Left-Wing Terrorism Surges In Europe, As Governments Dismantle Social Safety Net

Left-Wing Terrorism Surges In Europe, As Governments Dismantle Social Safety Net
"Spain, Greece and Italy reported a total of 40 attacks by left-wing and anarchist groups for 2009.

This constitutes an increase of 43 % compared to 2008; the number of attacks more than doubled since 2007."

"God Save Arizona"

RayStevens.com

God loves Arizona ...but does our president?

How ObamaCare Guts Medicare

Peter Ferrara and Larry Hunter: How ObamaCare Guts Medicare - WSJ.com
"In his analysis accompanying the recently released Annual Report of the Medicare Board of Trustees, Richard Foster, Medicare's chief actuary, noted that Medicare payment rates for doctors and hospitals serving seniors will be cut by 30% over the next three years.

Under the policies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, by 2019 Medicare payment rates will be lower than under Medicaid."

The Grand Valley State University energy center in Muskegon is getting out of fuel cell operations

The Grand Valley State University energy center in Muskegon is getting out of fuel cell operations MLive.com
"The 250-kilowatt fuel cell, which converts natural gas directly into electricity, can produce much more power than the energy center building needs.
It was purchased, along with a solar roof and a battery storage system, with a $3 million alternative energy grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission."

No problem!
It was paid for with "free money"!

Michigan budget deal for 2011

Michigan budget deal for 2011 [Mackinac Center]
"with the end of federal stimulus subsidies, revenue projections for the following fiscal year fall off a cliff.

The early retirement pension boost — similar to one already adopted for public school employees earlier this year — is essentially a one-time gimmick that at least in part steals from future taxpayers so that current legislators can spend more today."

Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground

Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground
"'The US has run out of bullets,' Roubini told an economic forum in Italy earlier this month.
"Any shock at this point can tip you back into recession.'"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

AUSTRALIAN LAW PROFESSOR SMOKES KORAN IN A JOINT.

AUSTRALIAN LAW PROFESSOR SMOKES KORAN IN A JOINT.
"a University of Queensland academic has posted an internet video of himself using a page from the Muslim holy book to roll and smoke what appears to be a joint"

Wow dude...what a rush....and it helps me with my pain.....dude....

Big party week for the Obamas

Big party week for the Obamas - TheHill.com
"President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have a packed social schedule this week, with two major galas and a reception for college athletes."

And the sucka was too busy to show up at Ground Zero on 9-11........

Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history.

Forbes.com - Magazine Article
"Barack Obama is the most antibusiness president in a generation, perhaps in American history.

Thanks to him the era of big government is back.

Obama runs up taxpayer debt not in the billions but in the trillions.

He has expanded the federal government's control over home mortgages, investment banking, health care, autos and energy.

The Weekly Standard summarizes Obama's approach as omnipotence at home, impotence abroad."

Imagining Islam

Imagining Islam - Article - National Review Online
"Such an Islam, over nine long years, would have risen up and made itself heard.

It would have identified by name and condemned with moral outrage the imposters purporting to act in its name.

It would have honored America’s sacrifice of blood and treasure in the liberation of oppressed Muslim peoples.

It would have said “thank you” to our troops.

It would have joined America, without ambiguity or hesitation, in crushing terror networks and dismantling the regimes that abet them.

It would not have needed trillion-dollar American investments to forge democracies; it would naturally have adopted democracy on its own."

It has done nothing other than support the Ground Zero mosque and accusing those who oppose it of racism and islamaphobia.

US state steps in to meet city’s debt cost

FT.com / US / Economy & Fed - US state steps in to meet city’s debt cost
"The state of Pennsylvania has stepped in to help its capital city Harrisburg avoid a default by advancing next year’s state aid so that the money can be used to make a $3.3m bond interest payment due this week.

On Sunday, Ed Rendell, the governor of Pennsylvania, announced a $4.3m cash transfer and said missing the bond payment was “not an option”."

The collapse is coming!

Bribing the public with the public's money | Washington Examiner

Examiner Editorial: Bribing the public with the public's money Washington Examiner
"as government control and dependency increases, American competitiveness at home and abroad decreases.

The United States was ranked No. 1 by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum in 2008, but slipped to second place last year and is now fourth -- behind Switzerland, Sweden and Singapore.

In his 1835 classic 'Democracy in America,' Alexis de Tocqueville prophetically warned, 'The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.'

Now that the politicians have made that discovery, the issue is what will the public do about it this November."

Mich. child care workers sue to break from union

My Way News - Mich. child care workers sue to break from union
"Peggy Mashke tends to 12 children for 12 hours a day at her home, so she was surprised to get a letter welcoming her to the United Auto Workers union.

'I thought it was a joke,' said Mashke, 50, of northern Michigan's Ogemaw County.
'I work out of my home.
I'm not an auto worker.
How can I become a member of the UAW?
I didn't get it.'

Willing or not, Mashke and 40,000 other at-home providers are members of a labor partnership that represents people across Michigan who watch children from low-income families.

Two unions receive 1.15 percent of the state subsidies granted to those providers, or more than $1 million a year."

Thomas Edison, You're Under Arrest

Thomas Edison, You're Under Arrest - IBD - Investors.com
"Eco-Extremism: A light bulb factory closes in Virginia as mandated fluorescents are made in China. It's now a crime to make or ship for sale 75-watt incandescent bulbs in the European Union. Welcome to green hell."

Bed Bug Registry - Check Apartments and Hotels Across North America

Bed Bug Registry - Check Apartments and Hotels Across North America
"The Bed Bug Registry is a free, public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and Canada."

GOP tries to take out tea party-backed candidate

My Way News - GOP tries to take out tea party-backed candidate
"'She's not a viable candidate for any office in the state of Delaware,' said the state party chairman, Tom Ross, who is backing Castle. 'She could not be elected dog catcher.'"

This drivel, from the Delaware GOP chairman.

What a good dog!!!

What a good dog!!!

Grab a hankie and watch this wonderful video.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

US poverty on track to post record gain in 2009

US poverty on track to post record gain in 2009
"The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama's watch, with the ranks of working-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty."

I remember 2007, when the democrats took over congress, things were pretty good.

Nice work Barry Hussein O'Carter.

The Nanny State Has Blown the Bank

RealClearPolitics - The Nanny State Has Blown the Bank
"I'm still trying to imagine the scenario in which this ends well. (Give me more time!)

The closest thing I can see to hope is currently invested in the tea party movement of the U.S. Notwithstanding the slanders heaped upon it, this movement is good-willed, riot-free, indeed situationally non-urban, and under the leadership of basically sane people.

Of course, there is no guarantee that any movement devoted to genuine political change can remain so, under the inevitable provocations.

But something must be done, and here is the closest thing, anywhere in the West, to a political movement committed to the only measure that can possibly save us from riding over that cliff."

Righthaven Lawsuits: A Chilling Effect on the Blogosphere?

Righthaven Lawsuits: A Chilling Effect on the Blogosphere? - Big Journalism
"The Las Vegas Review-Journal has contracted with a company called Righthaven.

Righthaven sues web sites that they say are violating the copyright laws by sharing the R-J stories.

No warning, no request to take down the material, no shot across the bow—it’s nuclear right out of the box.

Virtually every other newspaper across the country asks “offending” web sites to just take down the material, and lawsuits are used only as a last resort."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Quote of the Day

CARPE DIEM: Quote of the Day
"'A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life and death.

A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society.

Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings.'"

Monica Conyers behind bars in W.Va prison camp

Monica Conyers behind bars in W.Va prison camp freep.com Detroit Free Press
"Conyers, federal inmate No. 43693-039, self-surrendered at roughly 1:40 p.m. at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp"

New GM CEO's pay package worth $9 million

New GM CEO's pay package worth $9 million - Yahoo! News
"New General Motors Co. CEO Daniel Akerson will get the same $9 million pay package as the man he replaced, Ed Whitacre."

Chairman Barry still approves the free jets for car execs?

Governor Chris Christie "Schools" Teacher About The Budget

Muskegon Heights' old Roosevelt Elementary School may graduate from retirement to new role: reading center

Muskegon Heights' old Roosevelt Elementary School may graduate from retirement to new role: reading center MLive.com
"The building that housed the former Roosevelt Elementary School in Muskegon Heights might see new life as an after-school reading center.

That's the plan being developed by school officials who see a crucial need to increase reading proficiency among all students, said Muskegon Heights Superintendent Dana Bryant."

If our current schools aren't teaching reading.....well what the heck are they doing?

And why put the same non-teachers in charge of doing the same job they admit they have already failed at?

"It's for the children" just doesn't cut it anymore!

We all know it's "FOR THE TEACHERS" and screw the kids.

Lumberjacks' No. 2 draft pick Joe Cox verbally commits to Michigan State

Lumberjacks' No. 2 draft pick Joe Cox verbally commits to Michigan State MLive.com
"Joe Cox, the Muskegon Lumberjacks’ second selection in the United States Hockey League’s futures draft, has made a verbal commitment to play for the Michigan State Spartans."

10 Coolest Beer World Records

10 Coolest Beer World Records - Oddee.com

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Column of Molten Rock Found Under Yellowstone

FOXNews.com - Column of Molten Rock Found Under Yellowstone
"perhaps shed light on some larger mysteries. 'If you look at the mass extinctions on Earth,' Camp said, 'we think that a few may have been associated with eruptions from mantle plumes.'"

South Dakota Flex-Fuel Vehicles Test Lower Ethanol Blend

KELOLAND.com South Dakota Flex-Fuel Vehicles Test Lower Ethanol Blend
"Although E-85 was 23 cents per gallon cheaper than the standard 10 percent ethanol blend, tests showed that the 23 percent decrease in gas mileage negated the cost savings."

Interesting that the state government figured this out.

San Francisco County Jail installs condom machines for inmates -

San Francisco County Jail installs condom machines for inmates -
"San Francisco County Jail has installed 16 condom machines for the 75- inmates at its San Bruno lockup,"

16 machines for 75 inmates?

Iran FM: Zionists behind U.S. church's plan to burn Koran

Iran FM: Zionists behind U.S. church's plan to burn Koran - Haaretz Daily Newspaper Israel News
"Tehran on Thursday said that Israel was behind the plan by a United States pastor to burn copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the official news agency IRNA reported."

Dang Jews!
They even control the loonie Christians!

Cotton crunch could push up apparel prices in 2011

Cotton crunch could push up apparel prices in 2011 - Sep. 9, 2010
"The reason: Cotton prices have nearly doubled this year, hitting a near 15-year high following a chain of events among major Asian cotton producers that has choked off global supply."

Check's In The Mail

Check's In The Mail - IBD - Investors.com
"The U.S. Postal Service expects to lose $7 billion in the current fiscal year and delivers less mail each year.

It could use some fiscal austerity.

But the postal workers union wants more, more, more."

New 3D speed bump of girl crossing road that suddenly 'appears' in front of drivers

New 3D speed bump of girl crossing road that suddenly 'appears' in front of drivers Mail Online
"It sounds like a terrifying experience that would make even the most seasoned of drivers panic or even crash.

But a school in Canada is using a bizarre 3D optical illusion of a young girl crossing the road to try and make drivers slow down.

The image of a girl chasing after a ball is painted on the road and elongated to make it appear three-dimensional when seen from an approaching car."

Our governments are at war with their own citizens...everywhere!

GRPS raises could help narrow pay gap

GRPS raises could help narrow pay gap WOOD TV8
"GRPS is looking at raises for teachers and other employees"

"Narrow pay gap" with WHO?

The unemployed/underemployed who have no pensions in Michigan?

We tighten our belts while they buy new, bigger belts with our money.

Yes, there is really two Americas, we who pay and the public employees who take......everlastingly!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

How To Tie Your Shoes Really Fast

CARPE DIEM: How To Tie Your Shoes Really Fast

This is really amazing....and a bit creepy that we were told how to do it the wrong way for 10,000 years.....

Jesse Jackson says Holland's battery plant belongs in Detroit

Jesse Jackson says Holland's battery plant belongs in Detroit MLive.com
"In addition to voicing his opposition to urban farming in Detroit ('cute but foolish'), civil rights leader Jesse Jackson's remarks to the Detroit City Council on Tuesday featured some provocative comments about the new battery plant in Holland.

Specifically: It should be in Detroit."

Pension Insanity: $75,000 Salary Turns Into $155,000 Pension for One Kindergarten Teacher

Champion News: "Every time I think I cannot possibly be any more cynical about public pensions and salaries than I already am, I find some new data to prove me wrong yet again. Yes it's true; I am still not cynical enough."

August 19, 2010 - Cost of Government Day Has Arrived!

Americans for Tax Reform Center for Fiscal Accountability
"In 2010, Cost of Government Day falls on August 19.

Working people must toil 231 days out of the year just to meet all costs imposed by government - 8 days later than last year and a full 32 days longer than 2008.

In other words, in 2010 the cost of government consumes 63.41 percent of national income"

Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined, Says Gov’t Data

CNSNews.com - Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined, Says Gov’t Data
"In the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the federal debt held by the public increased by $2.5260 trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of the national debt held by the public that was amassed by all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan."

Retiring at 65 no longer looks realistic

Retiring at 65 no longer looks realistic women, work, time - Home - The Orange County Register
"Older boomers looking forward to retirement after a lifetime of labor are finding the promised 60-plus land of plenty evaporating along with jobs and investments."

Who dares speak out against pensions?

Who dares speak out against pensions? Mitchell Schnurman Dallas Business, Texas Busi...
"But what about the article's brave ideas: mustering the political will to fix the pension, embracing a painful remedy and paying the fiddler?"

East Lansing protest of Quran burning planned for Saturday

East Lansing protest of Quran burning planned for Saturday lansingstatejournal.com
"An East Lansing church is holding a “counter-event” to this weekend's planned burning of copies of the Quran in Florida."

Muskegon Area Running/Biking/Outdoors Meetup Group (Muskegon, MI) - Meetup

Muskegon Area Running/Biking/Outdoors Meetup Group (Muskegon, MI) - Meetup
"Welcome Outdoor Enthusiasts!
This group is open to all people of all ages and skill levels, and events are not limited to just running or biking.
Other activities could include hiking, camping, or pretty much anything involving the outdoors."

"A small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 1870s."

Althouse: "A small, sad exit for a product and company that can trace their roots to Thomas Alva Edison's innovations in the 1870s."
"'The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month....'

Oh! It is so sad. It is doubly sad. The workers are losing their jobs, and we, who love traditional light bulbs are being deprived of a product we want. And those vile CFL bulbs? They're made in China.

Thanks a lot, Congress.

Now, how many incandescent bulbs do I need to stockpile last until the end of my life? I need to buy them before 2014...."

Chris Dodd's last act: 'Control the people'

Chris Dodd's last act: 'Control the people'
"Homeowners would end up paying exorbitant costs and losing control over their own homes, according to DeWeese.

'To get the money a community must meet environmental standards.

That requires houses to be equipped with new roofs, new windows, and efficient appliances.

They did this last year in Oakland.
It costs an estimated $35,000 to make a house comply with the environmental regulations.
They say homeowners can't sell their houses if they don't meet these standards.'"

Living Here in Allentown

Living Here in Allentown [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"The 1982 beating death of Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American man employed as an industrial draftsman for a Michigan automotive supplier.
Chin's murderers were two laid-off auto workers who mistook him for a man of Japanese descent and thus - to their way of thinking - at fault for their unemployment.
The attackers accepted a plea bargain and had to pay court costs, but after using a baseball bat to slay Chin neither man served time in jail.


LaFaive and I reasoned that foreign automakers learned a lesson from this.
'The murder stood as a stark message to outsiders: you (and your investment) are not welcome in Michigan.'

Shortly after Chin's death, Honda - the world's largest manufacturer of engines - began opening their first auto assembly facilities in the United States. Some of the earliest ones went to Ohio, a state not too different from Michigan, but none have come here."

Paris Video Shows the Future of Ground Zero

American Thinker: Paris Video Shows the Future of Ground Zero
"Yes, the Ground Zero Victory Mega-Mosque will symbolize physical conquest, but it is, after all, only an inert thing.

The real conquest will be the ownership of the public space around it, asserted by the fanatics from all over the world who will flock there five times a day for prayers.

They'll pray in the mosque and they'll pray in the streets, face to the ground, with a rakish tilt of their derrieres to the sky from which their blessed destruction came burning down.

They'll block off street after street, refusing passage to people who live and work there, choking off the economic bloodstream of the shops and restaurants and offices that keep the struggling neighborhood alive
"

This is creepy...and it's happening right now in Dearborn and New York!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Rodney King engaged to Cynthia Kelley, one of the jurors who awarded him $3.8 million

Rodney King engaged to Cynthia Kelley, one of the jurors who awarded him $3.8 million: report
"LOS ANGELES - Police beating victim Rodney King is engaged to one of the jurors who awarded him a $3.8 million settlement, RadarOnline reported Tuesday.

King and Cynthia Kelley said they first felt a romantic spark when they met in a Newport Beach pizzeria the day after the controversial 1994 jury award."

Hood Fights: Muskegon Heights

YouTube - Hood Fights: Muskegon Heights

Detroit on the lake....

Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits

Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - NYTimes.com
"But individual learning is another matter, and psychologists have discovered that some of the most hallowed advice on study habits is flat wrong.
For instance, many study skills courses insist that students find a specific place, a study room or a quiet corner of the library, to take their work. The research finds just the opposite.
In one classic 1978 experiment, psychologists found that college students who studied a list of 40 vocabulary words in two different rooms — one windowless and cluttered, the other modern, with a view on a courtyard — did far better on a test than students who studied the words twice, in the same room.
Later studies have confirmed the finding, for a variety of topics."

Another reason to suspect our teacher's unions care more for their own moolah than our children's learning.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Obama Calls for $50 Billion Public Works Plan

Obama Calls for $50 Billion Public Works Plan - NYTimes.com
"Mr. Obama also used Monday’s appearance here to deliver a hearty defense of his policies and take a few whacks at Republicans.

“They talk about me like a dog,” the president said.

“That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.”"

When's the last time a dog bankrupted a country?

We should be so lucky......

Sunday, September 05, 2010

If Indiana becomes a right-to-work state, could it affect Michigan's ability to lure business?

If Indiana becomes a right-to-work state, could it affect Michigan's ability to lure business? MLive.com
"Indiana could be heading back to the right-to-work column if voters put Republican majorities in both houses of the legislature this fall.
That prospect has union advocates sweating."

Muskegon County home and business owners may face 'significant rise' in sewer rates

Muskegon County home and business owners may face 'significant rise' in sewer rates MLive.com
"The wastewater management committee for the countywide sewer system recently recommended that wholesale rates charged to municipalities and direct industrial users increase by 12.5 percent.
The recommendation follows a 15-percent hike in wholesale rates last year."

Friday, September 03, 2010

Court Order Keeps FAKE "Tea Party" Off Ballot

"A new court order leaves a shadowy group calling itself 'The Tea Party' off Michigan's November ballot.

The Michigan Supreme Court said in an order it won't take up an appeal of a lower court ruling that left 'The Tea Party' off the ballot."

Whoo hoo!

Amazingly, I heard it on Muskegon radio.

Albeit from a FoxNews report.

National news dudes!

Good guys win another one!

Michigan State's 2011 class is ranked second in Big Ten

Michigan State's 2011 class is ranked second in Big Ten freep.com Detroit Free Press

Rivals.com released their recruiting rankings by school for the class of 2011 and Michigan State currently sits second in the Big Ten behind Ohio State.

The Spartans, who have 15 commitments, are rated 22nd nationally.

We've turned the corner!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Oil Should Be Around $10 a Barrel

Oil Should Be Around $10 a Barrel: Analyst - CNBC
"'We have so much oil right now, more than we've had in 27 years.
Why is it 27 years?
Because that's how far our records go back.
It's probably the most in 50 or 100 years,' he added."

‘Clunkers,’ a classic government folly

‘Clunkers,’ a classic government folly - The Boston Globe
"IN THE market for a used car? Good luck finding a bargain:
The price of “pre-owned’’ vehicles has climbed considerably over the past year.

According to Edmunds.com, a website for car buyers, a three-year-old automobile today will set you back, on average, close to $20,000 — a spike of more than 10 percent since last summer."

Dear Patients: Vote to Repeal ObamaCare

Hal Scherz: Dear Patients: Vote to Repeal ObamaCare - WSJ.com
"Our patients have always expected a certain standard of care from their doctors, which includes providing them with pertinent information that may affect their quality of life.

Because the issue this election is so stark—literally life and death for millions of Americans in the years ahead—we are this week posting a 'Dear Patient' letter in our waiting rooms.

The letter states in unambiguous language what the new law means:

'Dear Patient: Section 1311 of the new health care legislation gives the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and her appointees the power to establish care guidelines that your doctor must abide by or face penalties and fines.

In making doctors answerable in the federal bureaucracy this bill effectively makes them government employees and means that you and your doctor are no longer in charge of your health care decisions.

This new law politicizes medicine and in my opinion destroys the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship that makes the American health care system the best in the world.'"

Read it all!

Cops: Calif doctor gets stuck in chimney, dies

My Way News - Cops: Calif doctor gets stuck in chimney, dies
"A doctor involved in an 'on-again, off-again' relationship apparently tried to force her way into her boyfriend's home by sliding down the chimney, police said Tuesday.

Her decomposing body was found there three days later."