Sunday, October 31, 2010

BIG TEN FALL HOOPS PREVIEW - #1 Michigan State

BIG TEN FALL HOOPS PREVIEW - #1 Michigan State

Handin' out candy - Page 2

Handin' out candy - Page 2

Some VERY funny comments about Halloween night!

Game 4 blog - Joe Lemire

Game 4 blog - Joe Lemire - SI.com
"Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitches; Lyle Lovett sang the national anthem."

Muskegon school district, art museum divorcing

Muskegon school district, art museum divorcing MLive.com
"When Julia Hackley gave instructions for her trust fund “to be used and expended forever by the board of education ... for school and educational purposes,” would that have included turning the money over to an independent group to operate an art museum?"

San Diego State hoops #25

My Way - Sports News
"'I didn't know San Diego State had never been ranked until someone mentioned it to me earlier this week,' said Aztecs coach Steve Fisher, who led Michigan to one national championship and two other title game appearances."

Rep. Keith Ellison Crashes Election Integrity Watch Presser, Caught in a...

3 Reasons Public Sector Employees are Killing the Economy

Billboard comparing head San Diego city librarian's pension with the 4-star general Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

Billboard comparing head San Diego city librarian's pension with the 4-star general Commandant of the United States Marine Corps Fox & Hounds Daily
"You will want to watch this video! Our retired head San Diego city librarian made $139,000 salary as an employee.
She now receives $227,000 in pensions, PLUS has another major pension we can't quantify.
Contrast that with a Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps -- a FOUR STAR general position.
That general's pension for 30 years often arduous and dangerous service is about $149,000 a year."

Why Tax Day won't be April 15 in 2011

Why Tax Day won't be April 15 in 2011
"So what's the deal? In 2011, Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on April 15, a day earlier than normal, since April 16 falls on a Saturday.
Emancipation Day marks the anniversary of the day that President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act.
The Act, which was 'for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia,' freed 3,100 slaves in the District, making DC residents the 'first freed' by the federal government.
In 2005, Emancipation Day was made an official public holiday in the District of Columbia."

Browser: 2010 Daylight Saving Time confuses Web searchers

Browser: 2010 Daylight Saving Time confuses Web searchers freep.com Detroit Free Press
"And you may also notice that searchers are looking for Daylight Savings Time, while this post refers to Daylight Saving Time.

The plural form is a phonetic anachronism and isn't actually the name of the observance."

Totenberg's 'Very Afraid' of These Elections; Thomas Thinks They're 'A Joke...Political System's a Mess'

Totenberg's 'Very Afraid' of These Elections; Thomas Thinks They're 'A Joke...Political System's a Mess' NewsBusters.org
"Isn't it amazing how these same people that were thrilled by the idea of America electing as president a junior senator from Illinois with little qualifications for the most important office in the land are now scared to death about who may be going to Congress next January?"

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sony, Samsung Face `Miserable' Christmas Amid Price War

Sony, Samsung Face `Miserable' Christmas Amid Price War - Bloomberg
"TVs are about to get cheaper."

Higher Education Bubble Update; New York Daily News Calls It a "Government-Sanctioned Racket"

CARPE DIEM: Higher Education Bubble Update; New York Daily News Calls It a "Government-Sanctioned Racket"
"Public university tuition has increased faster than private tuition in each of the last four years, and in eight out of the last nine years, by an average of 3% per year.

As the chart above shows, the trajectory of college tuition in the U.S. is on a path that makes the recent housing bubble seem like a minor historical footnote by comparison"

Armor: Designed In Israel, Built In America

Armor: Designed In Israel, Built In America
"Israel is having a U.S. firm (General Dynamics) manufacture 600 of the new Nemer IFV (infantry fighting vehicle) over the next eight years.

The first hundred or so were built in Israel, but the rest can be built more cheaply in the United States."

Heat in Supreme Court attack ads dialed up to scorching levels

Heat in Supreme Court attack ads dialed up to scorching levels freep.com Detroit Free Press
"The most concentrated -- and potentially controversial -- fire has been directed by Democrats at Justice Bob Young, the only African American on the court, who is accused, among other things, of racial animosity toward blacks."

Gold Will Outlive Dollar Once Slaughter Comes: John Hathaway - Bloomberg

Gold Will Outlive Dollar Once Slaughter Comes: John Hathaway - Bloomberg
"The world’s monetary system is in the process of melting down.

We have entered the endgame for the dollar as the dominant reserve currency,"

Can a 4-year-old be sued for negligence? Judge says yes

Can a 4-year-old be sued for negligence? Judge says yes - thestar.com

How Big Will GOP's Wave Be? Six House Races May Tell Tale

How Big Will GOP's Wave Be? Six House Races May Tell Tale - Investors.com
"IBD has analyzed six House races that should help answer those points.

The Democratic incumbents are expected to hold on.

But if Republicans win these contests, that would indicate that GOP House pickups 'would be in the 70-plus range,'
"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Union ‘Card Check’ a Smokescreen for Lame Duck Pension Bailout

Union ‘Card Check’ a Smokescreen for Lame Duck Pension Bailout - HUMAN EVENTS:
Currently, “voluntarily” certification takes place when a union secures from a company a “neutrality” pre-agreement to use the card-check process for union certification—usually in exchange for other considerations.
Employees at this point have had no say whatsoever on whether or not a card-check process should be used."

New data suggests unemployment, earnings picture is worse than we thought | MLive.com

New data suggests unemployment, earnings picture is worse than we thought MLive.com:
Here's some not very comforting news to kick off an otherwise festive weekend -- one in 34 people who earned a wage in 2008 went all of 2009 without making a penny."

The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts

The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts

Amazon.com: Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series

Amazon.com: Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series

Teachers Unions Gone Wild - Volume I

Nine Key Ballot Initiatives to Watch

Nine Key Ballot Initiatives to Watch « International Liberty

Kerry voices frustration with US political scene

Kerry voices frustration with US political scene - Boston.com
"the GOP and its talk-show allies have created a 'period of know-nothingism' in the country."

Great message from the dems just before the election: "If you don't vote for us, you don't know nothin'"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wind photos in Muskegon

Hey it's windy out there!


my shots today:

http://jambork.smugmug.com/gallery/14388620_2AE4f/#1066332576_GbPDb

boat crunch at GL Marina.

Caused by the wind?
http://jambork.smugmug.com/gallery/14388880_YPE6h/#1066340347_fgUpC


Mink on the dock at GLM

http://jambork.smugmug.com/gallery/14388918_idn54/#1066342947_MBtqw

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid's name; voting machine technicians are SEIU members

Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid's name; voting machine technicians are SEIU members Washington Examiner: "Now the county voting technicians aren't unique here -- many of Clark County's employees are also represented by the SEIU.

But it is worth mentioning here, the SEIU is hyperpoliticized and has seen it's fair share of corruption.
(It certainly seems more questionable than Diebold, the voting machine manufacturer with Republican ties that was at the center of many conspiracy theories on the left during the Bush administration.)"

Sen. Coburn: GOP should repeatedly attempt to repeal health reform

Sen. Coburn: GOP should repeatedly attempt to repeal health reform - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
"Senate Republicans should repeatedly offer bills to repeal health reform even if it's in vain, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Tuesday."

We can win by losing if we stay the course!

Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer

Zucker: Sorry for backing Boxer

Zucker: Sorry for backing Boxer « Hot Air
"For penance, Zucker offers this soon-to-be classic short, Call Me Madam Joe, that merges Boxer’s most arrogant moment with a dose of Abbott and Costello — featuring one of our favorite character actors, Clint Howard"

This is a FUNNY video!
Watch it!

National Socialists: Rob Reiner Stars in ‘Factually Challenged with Bill Maher’

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » National Socialists: Rob Reiner Stars in ‘Factually Challenged with Bill Maher’
"Hitler promised health care, said that Germany’s business infrastructure needed a total government reform, and promised that all of the Germans would have jobs.
Also, Hitler may have been elected by less than 40% of the people in Germany, but he was elected by 98.8% in Austria.
After becoming Chancellor of Austria he took over the health care system, the car company (Austria had one major car manufacturing company at the time), and the business infrastructure.

Hitler did not sell fear and anger, he sold fundamental change of the nation’s infrastructure.
He sold the hope of everyone having a job and that everyone had a right to be given medical treatment at the government’s provision."

Comments on Mona Shores superintendent, finance director on paid leave; School board to discuss 'personnel matters' Tuesday

Comments on Mona Shores superintendent, finance director on paid leave; School board to discuss 'personnel matters' Tuesday Muskegon News - Page 2 -
"A statement by school board President Stuart Jones released Friday provides some answers to speculation about the two top administrators' status in the wake of the district's apparent victimization in a Ponzi scheme."

read the comments!

The Alternatives: New Media on Vimeo

The Alternatives: New Media on Vimeo

YouCut

Eric Cantor Republican Whip YouCut
"YouCut – a first-of-its-kind project - is designed to defeat the permissive culture of runaway spending in Congress.

It allows you to vote, both online and on your cell phone, on spending cuts that you want to see the House enact."

Colleges aim to boost low grad rates; many students unprepared

Colleges aim to boost low grad rates; many students unprepared freep.com Detroit Free Press
"In Michigan, just a little more than half the students who enter college as first-time students graduate within six years."

For college students, it's so not '08

For college students, it's so not '08 - Matt Negrin - POLITICO.com
"One statistic from Rock the Vote, the most aggressive organization behind youthful political participation, illustrates the difference between now and 2008 — just 280,000 young voters signed up in its midterm elections voter drive, a fraction of the 2.5 million who eagerly put their name on voter forms two years ago"

Mona Shores School District Collective Bargaining Agreement

Mona Shores School District Collective Bargaining Agreement [Mackinac Center]
"The average teacher salary in the Mona Shores Public Schools was $58,544 in 2009, and employees are not required to contribute anything to health insurance policies that cost the district some $12,800 annually."

Hmmm, $71,000 AVERAGE!!!!

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Key Architect of FCC Govt Takeover of the News

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Key Architect of FCC Govt Takeover of the News - Tara Servatius - Townhall Conservative
"Their plans, according to the FCC’s Future of Media report, are to raise this money by taxing for-profit news organizations – the ones whose reporting Schiller is supposedly trying to “save.”
They want to charge “spectrum fees” of five percent of broadcast station revenues for use of the public spectrum and airwaves, which the government controls.
They figure that could bring in $1.8 billion a year.
A one percent tax on all electronic devices like cell phones, televisions and laptops could bring in billions more.
So would a monthly fee on internet subscriptions."

National Pravda Radio?

Texas Sends Amazon a $269 Million Sales Tax Bill

Texas Sends Amazon a $269 Million Sales Tax Bill - DailyFinance
"It may also hamper the retailer's plans to open several more distribution centers around the country because the prospect of sales tax collection may prove too much -- and too costly -- of a headache."

Taxes KILL jobs!

Monday, October 25, 2010

How An iPad Got A Guy Placed On The No-Fly List

How An iPad Got A Guy Placed On The No-Fly List
"Last night, I flew home from Chicago.

As the plane taxied the runway, the guy next to me turned on his iPad. By the time we reached LaGuardia, cops were waiting to arrest him.

He's now on the no-fly list."

Delicious!

Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, ‘No New Deficit Spending’

Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, ‘No New Deficit Spending’ CNSnews.com
"When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be “no new deficit spending.”

Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department."

Cities Weigh Letting Noncitizens Vote

Cities Weigh Letting Noncitizens Vote - FoxNews.com
"Portland residents will vote Nov. 2 on a proposal to give legal residents who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote in local elections, joining places like San Francisco and Chicago that have already loosened the rules or are considering it"

If someone asks if there is a difference between the GOPer and the democrooks, this is a pretty big difference!

America hasn't improved much over past 3 decades, Jimmy Carter says

America hasn't improved much over past 3 decades, Jimmy Carter says Deseret News
"'We had almost complete harmony with every nation on Earth,' the Nobel Peace Prize winner said of his administration.
'We not only preserved peace for our country, we never went to war.
We never dropped a bomb.
We never fired a missile.'"

Longtime GOP backers favor Democratic candidate Patrick Miles Jr. over Republican Justin Amash in race for 3rd District House seat

Longtime GOP backers favor Democratic candidate Patrick Miles Jr. over Republican Justin Amash in race for 3rd District House seat MLive.com
"The list includes former Kent County Republican Party chairmen Bob Eleveld, Elliott Serafin and Bill Farr; and children of two of the Republicans who have held the Grand Rapids-based Congressional seat."

GR GOPers redefine RINO.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Park Twp. Manager Jerry Felix closes Smitty's Pronto Pup for violation of ordinance

Park Twp. Manager Jerry Felix closes Smitty's Pronto Pup for violation of ordinance wzzm13.com Grand Rapids, MI
"'He [Felix] told me that he was closing us down for selling donuts,'"

'Frequent fliers' misuse ambulances

'Frequent fliers' misuse ambulances - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"One man last year called Rural/Metro Medical Services, the region's busiest ambulance company, 313 times for a ride to a hospital.
Two other people used the company's ambulances more than 180 times.
Still others received rides once or more a week."

Think this economy is bad? Wait for 2012.

Think this economy is bad? Wait for 2012.
"I, for one, have no idea what will cause the next economic disaster.

But I do have an idea of when it will begin: 2012"

Clinton:

Clinton: Democrats must make strong showing at Nov. polls detnews.com The Detroit News
"But he began his speech just before 3 p.m. in a high school gym that was less than half full."

Oh, the charisma!

Recession? Not in D.C.

Recession? Not in D.C. - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Shortly after I arrived, I was contacted by a headhunter to see if I was interested in another assignment with a large quasi-government agency that is receiving billions every month in taxpayer-funded bailout dough.

I told the headhunter I could never work for such an organization, but was curious about the salary.
When he told me, I nearly fell off my wallet.

It was an absurd amount of money.

But then, a lot of things are absurd in the 'land of milk and honey.'"

Coach Mannie...

Coach Mannie...

"Yeah, I probably told this story before but my best man from my wedding had a friend from h.s. who was dying from cancer.

I sent a ball up to the football office and I wanted it signed for him while he was in the hospital.

Anyway, at the time, there was a former h.s. player of mine on the football team there too.

He was in the weight room when Mannie came in with the ball and yelled, 'O.k., every body get over here and sign this ball, some mother ****er is dying and we're gonna send it to him'."

Nisar Ahmed: The first teacher banned for life for being useless

Nisar Ahmed: The first teacher banned for life for being useless Mail Online
"He had taught for a total of 13 years at schools across the South-East."

The bigger news is that any incompetent teacher is ever banned from un-teaching!

We Are All Bigots Now

We Are All Bigots Now - David Stokes - Townhall Conservative
"A family member who recently flew to Detroit told me that after the plane was airborne, a man in “Muslim garb” (you know it when you see it) got up and bowed down in the aisle for some reason. Everyone who saw it was uncomfortable and it is doubtful anyone slept for the remainder of the flight.

It was clearly an aircraft filled with bigots."

Blogging the democratic revolution

Publius Pundit - Blogging the democratic revolution
"What they didn’t tell you is that voter fraud on a massive scale could be taking place, ostensibly to help Raul Grijalva keep the congressional seat he holds by stealing the election"

Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate

Michigan Woman Faces Civil Rights Complaint for Seeking a Christian Roommate - FoxNews.com
"A civil rights complaint has been filed against a woman in Grand Rapids, Mich., who posted an advertisement at her church last July seeking a Christian roommate."

The 2010 election cycle, crystallized.

The 2010 election cycle, crystallized. RedState
"Somebody in the audience interrupts the beginning to ask if they were going to start with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The moderator - stupidly, stupidly, stupidly - says ‘no,’ starts lecturing the crowd on how that was never required in the past… and gets drowned out by the audience getting to its feet and reciting the Pledge over her spluttering."

This video is exactly what Tea Party Americans are all about.

Enjoy!

Billionaire Soros Pays for Additional Reporters for NPR Partner Initiative

FoxNews.com - Billionaire Soros Pays for Additional Reporters for NPR Partner Initiative
"Juan Williams may be gone from National Public Radio's line-up of commentators, but billionaire liberal icon George Soros has donated $1.8 million to hire 100 new reporters for 50 of its member stations."

Barack and Michelle’s Mumbai darshan plans

Barack and Michelle’s Mumbai darshan plans - The Economic Times
"the President’s team has booked the entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants.

Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The Oberoi hotels.

The NCPA, where the President is expected to meet representatives from the business community, has also been entirely booked."

Video: Mousetrap: MSU Fake Punt vs NW

Video: Mousetrap: MSU Fake Punt vs NW

"We had to get them to take the cheese"

Friday, October 22, 2010

The World Has A Muslim Problem

The World Has A Muslim Problem - Big Journalism
"Jihadist thugs are now attacking us in the name of Islam.

No doubt there are a lot of Islamic believers who don’t support this.

But like the Germans in World War II, they are not speaking up… for good reason of course, as there was a good reason back in the days of the Third Reich.

But because they aren’t speaking up to oppose what is being done in their name, the world has a Muslim problem.

Everybody knows this.

Not many public figures dare to say it out loud. Some public figures don’t want to know it, much less say it out loud."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

EMBARRASSING WIDENER: A word needs to be said about the mocking laughter that instantly erupted f…

Instapundit » Blog Archive » EMBARRASSING WIDENER

A word needs to be said about the mocking laughter that instantly erupted from the law students in the audience.

Presumably, that sound meant we are smart and you are dumb.
Where did they learn to treat a guest at their law school — Widener Law School — with such disrespect?
They hooted O’Donnell down, and she never got a chance to explain her point.
What does that say about the climate for debate in law schools?
Not only did they feel energized to squelch the guest they politically opposed, but they felt sure of their own understanding of the law.

I’ve been studying law myself since 1978, and I still puzzle over things and try to work my way through problems.
If a speaker at my school makes a statement that sounds outlandish to me — me with 32 years of studying law — I may display a puzzled expression or a smile, but I hear the person out and entertain the possibility that he has a point and that even if the point is wrong, I will have learned some new perspective on the ways of being wrong or how another human being’s mind works. I try to create that atmosphere in the classroom.

What is the atmosphere at Widener?
Is there no intellectual curiosity?
No love of debate?
No grasp of how complex constitutional law problems can be?

Well, we can only judge by what we’ve seen.

Meanwhile, Cornell lawprof William Jacobson comments: “A literal reading of O’Donnell’s comments reflects that she was correct, but of course, the press and the blogosphere don’t want a literal reading, they want a living, breathing reading which comports with their preconceived notions.”"

Senator Jim DeMint Threatens To Leave Current Republican Party

RealClearPolitics - Video - Senator Jim DeMint Threatens To Leave Current Republican Party
"'I don't want to be in Washington another six years and watch the Republican party betray the trust of the American people again.

I mean, we had the White House.

We had a majority in the House and the Senate.

We voted for more spending and more earmarks.

Most of our senior members seem to be focused on taking home the bacon.

I'm not going to be in a Republican party like that and that's not what the Republican Party is across America,' Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) told FOX News."

OH YEAH!

Dantonio's updated winning percentage @ MSU and how he stacks up

dantonios-updated-winning-percentage-msu-how-he-stacks-up.html

Very interesting for MSU fans!

Republican Victory Metaphors: Your Official Election Day Guide

Republican Victory Metaphors: Your Official Election Day Guide
"And in the confusion, everyone’s testing out different possible metaphors to describe the political and cultural effect of the Republican win, depending on its size.

Will it be a “massacre”? A “tsunami”? A “generational shift”?

The time has come to get this all straightened out."

Republicans Kind of Suck … Which Is Why They Will Win Huge in November

Pajamas Media » Republicans Kind of Suck … Which Is Why They Will Win Huge in November


AMERICANS: “So, the economy is pretty bad and there’s high employment. You think you can do something about that?”
DEMOCRATS AND OBAMA: “We can spend a trillion dollars we don’t have on pork and stuff.”
AMERICANS: “No … that’s not what we want. We’d really like you not to do that.”
DEMOCRATS: “You’re stupid. We’re doing it anyway.”
AMERICANS: “That’s not going to help us get jobs!”
DEMOCRATS: “Sure it will; millions of them … though they may be invisible. You’ll have to trust us they exist. And guess what else we’ll do: We’ll create a giant new government program to take over health care.”
AMERICANS: “That has nothing to do with jobs!”
DEMOCRATS: “We don’t care about that anymore. We really want a giant new health care program. We’re sure you’ll love it.”
AMERICANS: “Don’t pass that bill. You hear me? Absolutely do not pass that bill.”
DEMOCRATS: “Believe me; you’ll love it. It has … well, I don’t know what exactly is in the bill, but we’re sure it’s great.”
AMERICANS: “Listen to me: DO. NOT. PASS. THAT. BILL.”
DEMOCRATS: “You’re not the boss of me! We’re doing it anyway!”
AMERICANS: “Look what you did! Now the economy is way worse, we’re even deeper in debt, and we have a bunch of new laws we don’t want!”
DEMOCRATS: “You’re racist.”
AMERICANS: “Wha … How is that racist?”
DEMOCRATS: “Now you’re getting violent! Stop being violent and racist, you ignorant hillbillies! And remember to vote Democrat in November.”

Lansing-East Lansing region posts 7th-highest job gains in U.S.

Lansing-East Lansing region posts 7th-highest job gains in U.S. lansingstatejournal.com Lansing State Journal
"'This is further evidence that Lansing is competing to win in the new global economy and leading the entire state in putting people back to work,' Mayor Virg Bernero said in a news release.

'Our job growth over the last year has outperformed every region in Michigan and nearly every other region in America.

That tells me we are on the right track and that our pro-business policies and pro-growth strategies are working.'"

All government employees all the time is turning our state into Greece without the nice weather, the Mediterranean or the moussaka.

The man is dilusional!

D.C. toilet shortage is Keeping Fear Alive

D.C. toilet shortage is Keeping Fear Alive - wtop.com
"Comedy Central organizers are having a hard time finding port-o-potties for their rallies to take place in a week and a half, after the Marine Corps Marathon planners snatched up about 800 of them for the same weekend."

Shit happens!

What is really great about this "snatch" is the US Marines outsmarted the "we're-smarter-than-you" libs once again.

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate

Pa. Democrat admits helping Tea Party candidate - The Hill's Ballot Box
"Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee running for the seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), said he knew that volunteers from his campaign helped Tea Party candidate Jim Schneller."

Imagine if this was a GOPer!

Our major media is soooo trustworthy.....

'Double standard' in White House leak probes?

'Double standard' in White House leak probes? - U.S. news - Security - msnbc.com
"The issue: How can they credibly prosecute mid-level bureaucrats and junior military officers for leaking classified information to the press when so many high-level officials have dished far more sensitive secrets to Woodward?"

MSNBC?

At $262,797 a year, retiring Coopersville superintendent is by far highest paid school chief in West Michigan

At $262,797 a year, retiring Coopersville superintendent is by far highest paid school chief in West Michigan MLive.com
"'The board worried that it looked like they were hiding money,' he said then.

'They wanted something they believed to be more transparent.

So now I do not get fringe benefits -- no car allowance or insurance.

But they give me money so I can buy those things if I want.'"

This scam ought to infuriate EVERY citizen in our state.

These frauds are making more money than most CEOs in our country!

'Smart' liberals get snared in Sarah Palin's '1773' trap (Updated)

Texas for Sarah Palin: 'Smart' liberals get snared in Sarah Palin's '1773' trap (Updated)
"Sarah Palin at Monday's Tea Party rally in Reno, Nevada, told attendees, 'Don't be thinking that we've got victory for America in the bag yet...We can't party like it's 1773.'

Clearly not understanding that was the year of the famed Boston Tea Party, history challenged media members, including PBS's Gwen Ifill and Daily Kos's Markos Moulitsas, mocked Palin via their twitter accounts..."

Niggardly idiots!

Shovel-ready white elephants

Shovel-ready white elephants - latimes.com
"And to be sure, not all environmental regulations are overkill.

One reason we couldn't build a Hoover Dam today is that such projects do incredible violence to the natural environment.

(I'm always amused by the stylish environmentalism of many Southern Californians who don't realize that Mother Nature intended for SoCal to be a desert where snakes outnumber hybrid cars.)"

Audit: Excessive Perks for NJ Turnpike Employees

Audit: Excessive Perks for NJ Turnpike Employees
"Auditors say the New Jersey Turnpike Authority wasted $43 million on unneeded perks and bonuses.
In one case, an employee with a base salary of $73,469 earned $321,985 when all payouts and bonuses were included."

What's your favorite patriotic song?

What's your favorite patriotic song?

This a great thread on SpartanTailgate.com
Check out "Rule Britannia".

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch

National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
"New numbers posted today on the Treasury Department website show the National Debt has increased by more than $3 trillion since President Obama took office."

The Real Cost Equation

Views: The Real Cost Equation - Inside Higher Ed
"Since 1981, the list price tuition and fees charged by American four-year colleges and universities (public and private together) has risen at an annual rate of 7.1 percent.

Room and board has gone up 5.3 percent per year.

Overall inflation has averaged only 3.2 percent.

These differences have fueled an increasingly acrimonious public debate over the causes and consequences of the rising cost of college attendance."

Editorial: Endorsements begin

Editorial: Endorsements begin MLive.com#comments
"While Berman’s marketing skills and experiences in other communities would be an asset on the county board, we are endorsing incumbent Mahoney."

Given The Chronicle's past love for the unionista leaders who have destroyed our county, this ought to be a MAJOR plus for Ken Berman.

Lawsuit: CPS pushing Democrats

Lawsuit: CPS pushing Democrats cincinnati.com Cincinnati.Com
"Three van loads of Hughes High students were taken last week – during school hours – to vote and given sample ballots only for Democratic candidates and then taken for ice cream, a Monday lawsuit alleges."

Monday, October 18, 2010

Navy aircraft carrier will be sold after three years - and never carry jets

Navy aircraft carrier will be sold after three years - and never carry jets - Telegraph
"The Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review will also confirm that Britain will not have an effective “carrier strike” capability – a working aircraft carrier equipped with fighter jets – until 2020"

GVSU LipDub 2010 *OFFICIAL*

Canada-US pipeline on hold amid oil's recent woes

Canada-US pipeline on hold amid oil's recent woes MLive.com
"Yet final U.S. government approval for the massive project, once assumed to be on a fast track, is now delayed indefinitely, with little official explanation."

Another Sign That the American Empire Is In Its "Decadent Decline" Phase

The Faculty Lounge: Another Sign That the American Empire Is In Its "Decadent Decline" Phase

"At the North Carolina State Fair: A Krispy Kreme bacon cheeseburger."

Anti-piracy lawyers caught pirating each other’s work

Anti-piracy lawyers caught pirating each other’s work MyCE – My Consumer Electronics
"Is it really that hard to draft an original letter nowadays that even the copyright lawyers need to steal from each other?

And yet they still go out day after day and prosecute others for doing the same thing.

What a sad state of affairs indeed."

Video: OLD " 666"

Theo Spark: Video: OLD " 666"

"Old 666", a Courageous B-17 Mission to Bougainville, And Two Medals of Honors

Over half of all new jobs created in the last year were created in Texas

Over half of all new jobs created in the last year were created in Texas Washington Examiner

"What does Austin know that Washington doesn’t?

At its simplest:
Don’t overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid letting unions and trial lawyers run riot, and display an enormous neon sign saying, “Open for Business.”"

Lisa Murkowksi funded by 'rent-an-Eskimo' racket

Lisa Murkowksi funded by 'rent-an-Eskimo' racket Washington Examiner
"Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in candidacy is being funded by $100,000 contributions from a handful of Alaska corporations that have been handsomely subsidized by the federal government.

These six-figure donors have pulled in billions of taxpayer dollars thanks to special legislative favors from Murkowski and her mentors -- the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R), and Lisa's father, former senator and governor, Frank Murkowski (R)."

What zip codes donate the most to political campaigns?

What zip codes donate the most to political campaigns? The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Nashville teacher's fit ignites debate about classroom control

Nashville teacher's fit ignites debate about classroom control tennessean.com The Tennessean
"A McGavock High algebra teacher's wild-eyed blow-up at his unruly class, captured on a cell phone, drew thousands of YouTube views and prompted a Facebook page supporting him.

But while that meltdown was extreme, Metro Nashville educators say his laughing, talking, mocking class isn't unusual; even students who curse their teachers escape punishment."

Papering the Debt Over

Papering the Debt Over NetRight Daily
"If the Fed props up the national debt to the point of being the Treasury’s lender of first and last resort, confidence will shaken — that the U.S. can even honor its obligations.

Printing money to pay debts will be the “pretended payment” Adam Smith warned against in his final chapter of The Wealth of Nations."

The Closing of the Muslim Mind

The Closing of the Muslim Mind FrontPage Magazine
"My general thesis is that Islamism is a spiritual pathology based on a deformed theology that has produced a dysfunctional culture.

I know this is a mouthful, and I take some 200 pages to explain it.

In short, the source of the problem is a profound misconception as to who God is."

How new GOP Congress can repeal, replace Obamacare

Examiner Editorial: How new GOP Congress can repeal, replace Obamacare Washington Examiner
"Repealing and replacing Obamacare must be done carefully and without undue haste.

These recommendations are only the first steps, but they are the essential elements for all that follows."

This is how the GOPers can do it.

It's up to us to make sure they do do it!

Milton Friedman Takes Phil Donahue to School on Greed

Milton Friedman Takes Phil Donahue to School on Greed Liberty Pundits Blog

Mama Grizzlies!

Concerned Women for America
"I used to be a soccer mom. But something happened along the way while I was raising my kids and balancing the many demands facing women in America today.

I became Mama Grizzly."

Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Electric Car Batteries

Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Electric Car Batteries [Mackinac Center]
"'Today's Chevy Volt is well designed, but will cost about twice as much as a similar gas vehicle,' Wright said in what was the keynote speech to the gathering.

'Gas prices will have to soar above $10 per gallon to make such consumer EVs economical even at the lower battery costs.'"

Well, if $10/gal gasoline is what it takes to keep democrat unions and leftist greeniacs happy, what do you think democrat politicians will make happen if they can?

It's Logical to Be 'Islamophobic'

American Thinker: It's Logical to Be 'Islamophobic'
"From a utilitarian perspective, it's simple.

The average person faces greater danger from radicalized Muslims than from other dangers that we also fear, such as sharks or lightning."

A savage display of conservative intellectual firepower

NUGENT BOOK REVIEW: A savage display of conservative intellectual firepower - Washington Times
"While relaxing in my deer blind waiting to put an arrow through the pump station of an ultra-alert Texas whitetail deer, I read Mr. Savage's new book.
Instead of my predator eyes scanning the Texas brush for the slightest hint of movement, I found myself focused instead on Mr. Savage's dead-eye truth and common-sense words.
This may have been the very first time in my hunting life that my predator attention was focused completely on something other than grocery shopping for a whitetail deer."

Turning a Blind Eye to Terror

Turning a Blind Eye to Terror - HUMAN EVENTS
"federal agencies charged with protecting America’s citizens (Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence) only do “outreach” to organizations which are known members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) Islamic Movement in the United States, many of them Hamas—all of them hostile to America."

We are so "blessed" to have such "leaders" to "protect" us....

Obama Administration Uses Taxpayer Funding to Encourage ‘Sustainable Communities’

Obama Administration Uses Taxpayer Funding to Encourage ‘Sustainable Communities’ CNSnews.com
"The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced nearly $100 million in new grants 'to support more livable and sustainable communities across the country.'"

So much money, so little time....

VFW moves to dissolve PAC's board

VFW moves to dissolve PAC's board - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com
"The National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Richard Eubank, has moved to amend his organization's bylaws to dissolve its PAC, which is run independently."

Intrade Odds Now 15:1 That Reps Will Take House

CARPE DIEM: Intrade Odds Now 15:1 That Reps Will Take House

101st Airborne Division Parachuting Into Michigan Stadium

101st Airborne Division Parachuting Into Michigan Stadium

This is GREAT!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Merkel: German multiculturalism 'utterly failed'

My Way News - Merkel: German multiculturalism 'utterly failed'
"Chancellor Angela Merkel's declaration that Germany's attempts to build a multicultural society had 'utterly failed' is feeding a growing debate over how to deal with the millions of foreigners who call the country home.

Merkel told a meeting of young members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union that while immigrants are welcome in Germany, they must learn the language and accept the country's cultural norms - sounding a note heard increasingly across Europe as it battles an economic slump and worries about homegrown terrorism."

Friday, October 15, 2010

The First 10 City Pensions That Will Run Out Of Money

The First 10 City Pensions That Will Run Out Of Money
"Unfunded liabilities equal around $15,000 per household nationally, and up to $41,000 per household in some cities."

Michigan education retirement costs hit new high: Schools will pay 20 percent surcharge on payroll

Michigan education retirement costs hit new high: Schools will pay 20 percent surcharge on payroll MLive.com
"but it won't allow them to hire lots of new teachers.

Instead, they'll spend it to keep the teachers they have and pay pensions to those already retired."

Greedy teachers take all the money...and more.
Screw the kids and parents!
Remember when class size "mattered"?

Should China Stop Buying From Michigan?

Should China Stop Buying From Michigan? [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"Michigan is surpassing national growth rates in trade to China.

Total U.S. exports to China rose 35.7 percent for the first half of the year, and Michigan's exports to China rose by 120 percent.

Since 2000, total U.S. exports to China rose by 326 percent, while Michigan's exports to China grew by 530 percent."

Editorial: Help fight the flu

Editorial: Help fight the flu MLive.com
"Finding a flu clinic

• Health department: www.muskegonhealth.net.
Shots are available noon-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Cost is $27."

Ummm, Walmart, Walgreens and others have the shots (and nasal sprays) starting at $25.

Oh....they also pay taxes too.

In their words - LSJ Blogs: Hey, Joe

In their words - LSJ Blogs: Hey, Joe
"Barnett on whether walk-on CB Mitchell White is next in the event of an injury: 'It'll have to be Mitchell and then pray.'"

Teachers Picket as One of Michigan's Wealthiest School Districts Faces Big Deficit

Teachers Picket as One of Michigan's Wealthiest School Districts Faces Big Deficit [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"West Bloomfield teachers currently do not contribute anything towards the cost of their own health insurance premiums.

The coverage costs taxpayers $20,511 for a 'family plan,' the most-popular, and is purchased from the Michigan Education Special Services Association, an arm of the state's largest teachers union.
The district also provides employees with dental, life, long-term disability and vision insurance at no cost to themselves."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The end of wars!

General Motors and the State of California

CARPE DIEM: General Motors and the State of California
'The problem is stark:
Over the last decade in California, spending on state employees' compensation rose nearly three times faster than state revenues.

This has squeezed resources for programs, such as higher education and job training, that benefit private-sector workers.

This year, for the first time ever, our state was forced to spend more on retirement costs ($6.5 billion) than on higher education.'"

MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political

MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political - HUMAN EVENTS
"However, when asked if the audience is being pre-screened, McAndrew said yes, but to achieve their version of diversity.“"

Ontario court to rule if woman can wear niqab while testifying

Ontario court to rule if woman can wear niqab while testifying

"For the first time in Canada, an appellate level court is going to rule on whether a woman can testify in court while wearing a niqab."

Alvin Greene Sticks to His Talking Points During Awkward Interview (VIDEO)

Alvin Greene Sticks to His Talking Points During Awkward Interview (VIDEO)

Guess which party this guy represents.

Too funny!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Only 4 schools currently ranked in both football and basketball

Only 4 schools currently ranked in both football and basketball

"Team - Basketball - Football
Ohio State - 11 - 1
Michigan State - 4 - 11
Wisconsin - 24 - 16
West Virginia - 3 - 25


Michigan fans have to be loving this.

Their two archrivals, another Big Ten school, and the school that they stole all their coaches from."

Seattle’s War on Cars

Seattle’s War on Cars « Liveshots
"Parking ticket fines are projected to bring in $23 million next year up from $18.4 last year."

This isn't good government, it's a war against the citizens of the city.

Purely for ticket-fine-revenue.

And that ain't right!

Bow Down Big Sister

Obama's auntie - wbztv.com

WBZ-TV Video Archive - wbztv.com

You've gotta see this video of BHussein's illegal aunt.

Report: Michigan infants' well-being affected by race

Report: Michigan infants' well-being affected by race MLive.com
"Black infants were about two-and-a-half times more likely to be born to unmarried mothers."

VFW endorses … Senator Ma’am?

VFW endorses … Senator Ma’am? « Hot Air
"The VFW has a history of tilting towards liberals, but this seems rather stunning. Barbara Boxer, who dressed down a general in a Senate hearing for calling her “ma’am,” won the endorsement of VFW’s political-action committee yesterday.

The move also comes despite Boxer’s votes to curtail military spending — or perhaps because of them"

"No true liberal or progressive should support current public employee compensation."

"No true liberal or progressive should support current public employee compensation." - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine
"So a $53,000-a-year secretary, a $95,000-a-year 'creeks supervisor' and a $67,000-a-year 'tennis services coordinator' all walk into a bar..."

School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line

School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line - Yahoo! News
"Hide the chocolate milk behind the plain milk.
Get those apples and oranges out of stainless steel bins and into pretty baskets.
Cash only for desserts.
These subtle moves can entice kids to make healthier choices in school lunch lines, studies show.
Food and restaurant marketers have long used similar tricks.

Now the government wants in on the act."

National Data: U.S. Importing Poverty—Despite The Great Recession

VDARE.com: 10/07/10 - National Data: U.S. Importing Poverty—Despite The Great Recession
"Immigration’s role? When the annual poverty data was released last year, I noted that immigration’s impact is two-fold: direct—many immigrants are themselves poor, adding to the poverty population.; and indirect—immigrants compete with and displace native-born Americans, driving them into poverty by bidding down their wages and taking their jobs."

Freeing Small Farms: Institute for Justice & Minnesota Farmers Fight Protectionism

YouTube - Freeing Small Farms: Institute for Justice & Minnesota Farmers Fight Protectionism
"Farmers should not be threatened with 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines for selling pumpkins or Christmas trees grown outside city limits."

Debt - US Cities Face Half a Trillion Dollars of Public Pension Deficits

Debt - US Cities Face Half a Trillion Dollars of Public Pension Deficits - CNBC
"Big US cities could be squeezed by unfunded public pensions as they and counties face a $574 billion funding gap, a study to be released on Tuesday shows."

Mixer to call attention to new service at Lansing airport

Mixer to call attention to new service at Lansing airport lansingstatejournal.com
"Sun Country plans to start service from Lansing to five destinations beginning in December. They are: Orlando and Ft. Myers, Fla; Las Vegas; Cancun, Mexico; and Montego Bay, Jamaica."

Where Has All the Money Gone?

Where Has All the Money Gone? [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"Tracking every dime of the estimated $20 billion public schools spend in Michigan each year, per pupil spending increased from $12,032 in 2000-01 to $12,438 in 2007-08, according to the state's Department of Education.

That's a 3.4 percent increase."

22 Statistics About The Coming Pension Crisis That Will Keep You Up At Night

22 Statistics About The Coming Pension Crisis That Will Keep You Up At Night

Americas-100-largest-corporate-pension-plans-were-underfunded-by-217-billion-at-the-end-of-2008

Your Household Owes $14,165 To Pay For Your City's Employees Retirements

Your Household Owes $14,165 To Pay For Your City's Employees Retirements
"A new study on pension shortfalls is getting a lot of buzz this morning.

It should sound a familiar theme -- thanks to unrealistic expectations, cities and states have much bigger pension shortfalls than they're willing to let on. All told, the gap could hit $3 trillion.

So what's it going to cost you?

WaPo:
The result is a growing wave of pension shortfalls that threatens to wash over many local governments in the near future, the report said.
The authors calculated that each household in the 50 cities and counties they studied owes an average of $14,165 to current and past government employees for their pensions.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Curse of Mike Hart

The Curse of Mike Hart - NYTimes.com
"ANN ARBOR, Mich.
It was only a few sentences, 40 or so words, but they have come to dominate the current era of the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry"

"No true liberal or progressive should support current public employee compensation."

"No true liberal or progressive should support current public employee compensation." - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine
"So a $53,000-a-year secretary, a $95,000-a-year 'creeks supervisor' and a $67,000-a-year 'tennis services coordinator' all walk into a bar..."

Greek Health System Opts for Amputation as Money-Saver

Greek Health System Opts for Amputation as Money-Saver Breaking Lastest International News
"This Saturday, digit of Greece’s most reputable newspapers, To Vima, reportable that the nation’s maximal polity upbeat shelter bourgeois would no individual clear for primary covering for diabetes patients.

Amputation is cheaper, says the Benefits Division of the land shelter provider."

US physics professor: 'Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life'

US physics professor: 'Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life' – Telegraph Blogs:

Politics Upside Down

Works and Days » Politics Upside Down
"I think at the heart of the tea-party revolt and public anger in general is simply sheer disbelief at the astronomical debts, red ink that has increased by $3 trillion in just two years — and will fall due one day mostly on a generation that did not incur or enjoy the borrowing."

Predictions of Success Are Public - Failures Are Secret?

Predictions of Success Are Public - Failures Are Secret? [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"Michigan Economic Development Corp. very open with predictions of success, growing more secretive with news of failure"

Saturday, October 09, 2010

U.S. Won’t Recover Lost Jobs Until March 2020 At Current Pace

U.S. Won’t Recover Lost Jobs Until March 2020 At Current Pace
"At this year’s pace, the U.S. won’t recoup all those 8.36 million lost jobs* until March 2020 — 147 months after the December 2007 high."

State snatches baby when dad accused of being 'Oath Keeper'

State snatches baby when dad accused of being 'Oath Keeper'
"A 16-hour-old newborn was snatched from her parents by authorities in Concord, N.H., after social services workers alleged the father is a member of Oath Keepers."

more:
http://reason.com/blog/2010/10/08/baby-snatching-its-hilarious-w

The silence from the MSM and the left is frightening.

Angle: Reid helped child molesters get Viagra

My Way News - Angle: Reid helped child molesters get Viagra
"Before it passed, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., proposed an amendment barring federal expenditures for supplying Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs to sex offenders.

Democrats called it a political stunt aimed at killing the legislation.

The amendment died."

Friday, October 08, 2010

Mike Lapham

Mike Lapham

The Politics of Foreclosure - WSJ.com

Review & Outlook: The Politics of Foreclosure - WSJ.com
"Talk about a financial scandal. A consumer borrows money to buy a house, doesn't make the mortgage payments, and then loses the house in foreclosure—only to learn that the wrong guy at the bank signed the foreclosure paperwork.

Can you imagine?

The affidavit was supposed to be signed by the nameless, faceless employee in the back office who reviewed the file, not the other nameless, faceless employee who sits in the front."

Biden: "If We Lose, We're Going To Play Hell"

RealClearPolitics - Video - Biden: "If We Lose, We're Going To Play Hell"

The hate and lies from the left are just begining....

Warning signs were there about financial adviser Dante DeMiro, accused of bilking Mona Shores

Warning signs were there about financial adviser Dante DeMiro, accused of bilking Mona Shores MLive.com
"MONA SHORES — It doesn’t take much research to turn up red flags about Dante DeMiro, the financial adviser behind a Ponzi scheme that has cost Mona Shores Public Schools as much as $3.7 million."

Gotta love this comment:

kipfreespch October 08, 2010 at 8:29PM

This a-hole even had 90 unpaid parking tickets in the City of Detroit in 2004.
He was at the top of a delinquint list for owing $4,720.
Took 2 minutes to lfind when looking him up on the internet - not someone we would have "developed trust" in!

Tweedledee & Tweedledum feud as America is invaded | San Francisco Examiner

Tweedledee & Tweedledum feud as America is invaded San Francisco Examiner
"federal land managers are actively preventing the Border Patrol from sealing the southern border with Mexico"

The October Surprises continue

Dear MoveOn member,

This is an urgent request.

This week, news broke that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—one of the biggest sources of corporate cash backing Republicans this year—has been using money from foreign corporations in India, Bahrain, and elsewhere to fund its attack ads, in apparent violation of the law.1
This explosive news could shift the course of the election if the Chamber is forced to scale back and all the right-wing candidates they're helping have to answer for this.

The Chamber knows that. Their strategy is to give no quarter and hope this blows over. In the last 48 hours they've actually spent millions more on ads targeted against progressive heroes including Russ Feingold.2

The liars on the left are expecting their collaborators in the MSM to "report" these fabrications as directed by MoveOn.org and their ilk.

Be ever vigilant and contact the liberal media when they show their true colors!

Democrats: Adler campaign backed Tea Party candidate

Democrats: Adler campaign backed Tea Party candidate courierpostonline.com Courier-Post
"'The goal was to take 5 percent of (Republican Jon) Runyan's vote,'' said a Democrat with direct knowledge of the Adler campaign and CCDC operations."

The Tea Party brand has REAL political value and the media is letting the democrat hooligans steal it to hurt GOP candidates and decieve voters.

It almost worked in Michigan.

This WILL be a real problem in coming elections.

We've got to attack those media outlets that give credence to this obvious attempt to disenfranchise American voters.

Why Dems Are Going Down in November

RealClearPolitics - Why Dems Are Going Down in November
"Why is the electorate ready to kick Democrats to the curb?

Here's why:"

Click to see his list of democrat/Obama outrages against American citizens.

I had sort of forgotten some of them and the sheer number of attacks and failures is astounding.

In little more than one and a half years!

Video: Sparty would do (almost) anything for love ...

MSU sports blog: Video: Sparty would do (almost) anything for love ... freep.com
"A little rivalry humor heading into Saturday's big game:"

Economy loses 95K jobs due to government layoffs

My Way News - Economy loses 95K jobs due to government layoffs
"Since the recession ended in June 2009, the economy has grown 3 percent, according to economists at Deutsche Bank.

That's less than half the average 6.5 percent pace in postwar recoveries."

U.S. Transportation Chief Weighs Urging a Ban on All Phone Use by Drivers

U.S. Transportation Chief Weighs Urging a Ban on All Phone Use by Drivers - Bloomberg
"U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he believes motorists are distracted by any use of mobile phones while driving, including hands-free calls, as his department begins research that may lead him to push for a ban."

“I don’t want people talking on phones, having them up to their ear or texting while they’re driving,” LaHood said in an interview this week.

So Ray has made his decision that we shouldn't use cell phones and now he spends our money on "research" that will prove his hypothesis.

That's "american" government under Obama, folks.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 10.1% in September

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 10.1% in September
"Underemployment, at 18.8%, is up from 18.6% at the end of August"

No Pop for the Poor

Commentary » Blog Archive » No Pop for the Poor
"Now, there’s a strong argument to be made that if the government is setting the table and preparing the dinner, it should be able to choose the menu.

But that argument is not being made; on the contrary, those who want soda omitted from the items obtainable by food stamps are making the link between health and public spending."

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Voters Are Much Less Optimistic About Black-White Relations

Voters Are Much Less Optimistic About Black-White Relations - Rasmussen Reports™
"just 36% of voters now say relations between blacks and whites are getting better."

Tennessee state workers to ask for 7 percent raise

Tennessee state workers to ask for 7 percent raise tennessean.com The Tennessean
"The Tennessee State Employees Association said Tuesday that it will ask lawmakers for a 7 percent pay increase next year to make up for a wage freeze and the cancellation of a bonus tied to state revenues."

Woman charged with stabbing, biting security guard during alleged shoplifting incident at Kmart

Woman charged with stabbing, biting security guard during alleged shoplifting incident at Kmart MLive.com
"According to a Muskegon Township Police Department report, Robertson was stealing four cans of air freshener and seven twin packs of deodorant"

This thugette either had serious stink problems or this shoplifting was just her regular daily "shopping".

It's the culture, stupid

Coldest winter in 1,000 years on its way

Coldest winter in 1,000 years on its way - RT

"The change is reportedly connected with the speed of the Gulf Stream, which has shrunk in half in just the last couple of years.

Polish scientists say that it means the stream will not be able to compensate for the cold from the Arctic winds.

According to them, when the stream is completely stopped, a new Ice Age will begin in Europe."

Well, at least they're scientists, not fat, massage parlor molesters.

Woman, 81, jailed in vote-fraud case

Woman, 81, jailed in vote-fraud case
"After investigating the complaint for more than a year, Attorney General Greg Abbott's office sought a warrant for Comparin's arrest Sept. 30.
Investigations take time, and we're very thorough,” said Tom Kelley, a spokesman for Abbott."

Yeah, right.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

License Plate Recognition System To Be Installed At Mackinac Bridge

9&10 News - License Plate Recognition System To Be Installed At Mackinac Bridge
"The Mackinac County Sheriff says the only time the system would capture any data is if it has a reason to."

Oooh K...so the system makes the decision?

Is Quebec the Future of the U.S.?

Pajamas Media » Is Quebec the Future of the U.S.?
"But even if Quebec remains in the Canadian family, its future looks problematic.

It is the highest taxed jurisdiction on the North American continent, and taxes in general, value added or GST surtaxes, and user fees are waistlining out by the year.

Indeed, a new user fee will shortly be piled onto our single-payer medicare system, which is already prohibitively costly and seems almost totally dysfunctional.

Patients wait inordinately long before being treated, are often released prematurely, and some die on corridor gurneys.

For these undoubted benefits Quebec has earmarked approximately 40% of its program spending, which is, admittedly, a Canadian problem as well. (Americans, take heed, and remember, Michael Moore is a sicko liar.)"

IRS Answered Only 8.8% of 352,758 Telephone Calls From Deaf Taxpayers

TaxProf Blog: IRS Answered Only 8.8% of 352,758 Telephone Calls From Deaf Taxpayers
"The Level of Service for the TTY/TDD toll-free telephone line for the 2010 Filing Season was 8.8%, the lowest Level of Service since the 2003 Filing Season when it was 6.2%.

The TTY/TDD product line Level of Service has consistently provided the lowest Level of Service among all of the Customer Account Services Enterprise product lines."

Illinois Pays More Than Mexico as Cash-Strapped States Sell Bonds Overseas

Illinois Pays More Than Mexico as Cash-Strapped States Sell Bonds Overseas - Bloomberg
"The state sold one-fifth of the federally subsidized securities abroad the next month, tapping investors who are the fastest-growing source of borrowed cash for U.S. municipalities.

Illinois, with the lowest credit rating of any state from Moody’s Investors Service, dangled yields higher than Mexico, which defaulted on debt in 1982, and Portugal, which costs more to insure against missed payments."

Monday, October 04, 2010

American Thinker: How to Win the Trade War with the Democrats

American Thinker: How to Win the Trade War with the Democrats: "There are three positions on trade when a country is being punched out by mercantilists:


1. Unilateral Free Trade. This is the Republican establishment's pacifist strategy of just taking the punches to afford an example to the rest of the world. This has been U.S. policy for three decades.
2. Protectionism. This is liberal Democrats' 'industrial policy' strategy of protecting government-preferred industries with tariffs and subsidies. President GW Bush did it with respect to steel and was forced by the WTO to back down. President Obama did it with respect to tires produced in China and succeeded in enforcing it.
3. Balanced Trade. This is the conservative pro-free-market strategy of balancing exports with imports in order to defeat the mercantilist strategy of maximizing exports and minimizing imports. It takes advantage of a special WTO rule that lets trade deficit countries impose import duties or limitations in order to bring trade into reasonable balance."

Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings

FOXNews.com - EXCLUSIVE: Witnesses in Defense Dept. Report Suggest Cover-Up of 9/11 Findings
"A document obtained and witnesses interviewed by Fox News raise new questions over whether there was an effort by the Defense Department to cover up a pre-9/11 military intelligence program known as 'Able Danger.'"

10 former San Diego city employees will split $61 million in pensions

CALIFORNIA PENSION REFORM » 10 former San Diego city employees will split $61 million in pensions
"Ten former San Diego city employees will split $61 million dollars for the rest of their lives.
Did they win the lottery?
No – they will receive it in payouts from the City of San Diego pension system"

Illinois Leads Underfunded U.S. Pensions

Illinois Leads Underfunded U.S. Pensions - BusinessWeek
"To rank the municipal pension funding levels for the 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., the Bloomberg Municipal Data Team and the Municipal Fundamentals Team collected and supplemented data from The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, a set of government financial statements.
Data is for states' respective fiscal year ends, current as of August 20, 2010."

Interactive chart

How Are the Benefits? For Members of Congress, Not Too Shabby

FOXNews.com - How Are the Benefits? For Members of Congress, Not Too Shabby
"A little-known benefit drew some attention Wednesday after it was reported that the family of the late West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd will be paid his $193,000 salary next year.
That's just the tip of the benefits iceberg that comes with being a venerable member of Congress."

Conyers lost driver's license after renewal check bounced

Conyers lost driver's license after renewal check bounced - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
"Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) lost his driver’s license temporarily this summer because he bounced the check used to pay the renewal fee"

Livonia mulling 1% fee on taxes

Livonia mulling 1% fee on taxes freep.com Detroit Free Press
"Livonia might charge its residents a 1% administrative fee to collect their property taxes, beginning with the December tax bill."

If they can, they will tax.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Manhattan couple booted from cruise over 'Jew slur' fight

Manhattan couple booted from cruise over 'Jew slur' fight - NYPOST.com
"Broadway producer Gloria Sher, 82, and her husband, Frederick Evans, 91, said they were ordered off the luxury liner after their obscenity-filled argument with someone they claim had made an anti-Semitic remark during a stately black-tie dinner."

Not news at all but nice to see some rich big mouths kicked off cuz of their shear obnoxiousness!

And landing in Quebec no less!

Precious....

My Way - TV

My Way - TV: "Black & Gold: Remembering the WSU Plane Crash"

Big Ten Blog - ESPN

Big Ten Blog - ESPN
"Robinson set a Michigan single-game total offense record (383 yards) in the opener against Connecticut and has since broken his own mark twice.

He has 905 rushing yards and 1,008 passing yards with more than a half-season to play.

Robinson has eclipsed 100 rushing yards in each of his first five games."

I HATE UM but this guy is a dream to watch.

Next Saturday, MSU v UM baby!

10 Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World

10 Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World - Oddee.com

"One Nation" (Of Commies, Unions, & Other Leftist Extremists)...Trashing The Mall

Marooned In Marin: "One Nation" (Of Commies, Unions, & Other Leftist Extremists)...Trashing The Mall
"Today was the day that an assortment of Left-wing groups, labor unions, Democrats and the NAACCP rallied on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to 'counter' the genuine grassroots Tea Party movement."

Saturday, October 02, 2010

THE NEW TEA PARTY CHALLENGE:

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THE NEW TEA PARTY CHALLENGE: Staying On Message.

Yes, don’t get distracted.

As this NPR story suggests, the powers-that-be would like nothing better than to see the Tea Party morph into a social-conservative movement instead of a small-government movement.

They can handle the former, but not the latter.

Friday, October 01, 2010

US apologizes for '40s syphilis study in Guatemala

My Way News - US apologizes for '40s syphilis study in Guatemala
"The NIH-funded experiment, which ran from 1946 to 1948, was uncovered by a Wellesley College medical historian.

It apparently was conducted to test if penicillin, then relatively new, could prevent some sexually transmitted infections.

The study came up with no useful information and was hidden for decades."

Umm...democrat president, congress....liberal college.......no news here folks.....just go home....