Friday, April 29, 2011

Multicultural

Multicultural - Transterrestrial Musings
"This story is sadly all too typical (and yes, I expect the usual suspects to chime in and say that real Muslims aren’t really like that — they’re just a few “extremists”):
A kebab shop owner, asked on German TV what he would do if Sila were his daughter, replied: “I would kill her.
I really mean that.
That doesn’t fit with my culture.”

Well, I have to say that I wouldn’t be that thrilled if it were my daughter, either.
But I am absolutely certain that my response would not be to kill her.
It would never even enter my mind.

This reminds me very much of Mark Steyn’s story of true multiculturalism in British India:
In a more culturally confident age, the British in India were faced with the practice of “suttee” – the tradition of burning widows on the funeral pyres of their husbands.

Gen. Sir Charles Napier was impeccably multicultural:
“You say that it is your custom to burn widows.

Very well.
We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks, and we hang them.
Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows.
You may follow your custom.
And then we will follow ours.”"

Three Convicted in Terror-Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration

Three Convicted in Terror-Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration CNSnews.com
"Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors."

Thursday, April 28, 2011

American Thinker: Not So Fast, Mr. Obama: Trust But Verify

American Thinker: Not So Fast, Mr. Obama: Trust But Verify

Wal-Mart bringing guns back to U.S. stores

Wal-Mart bringing guns back to U.S. stores - Apr. 28, 2011
"Wal-Mart said Thursday that it is bringing guns back to many of its U.S. stores in an effort to lift slumping sales."

Economic Growth Slow as Inflation Measure Spikes Up

Economic Growth Slow as Inflation Measure Spikes Up - CNBC
"U.S. economic growth slowed more than expected in the first quarter as higher food and gasoline prices dampened consumer spending, and sent a broad measure of inflation rising at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years."

Detroit library spends nearly $9K on trash cans

Detroit library spends nearly $9K on trash cans MLive.com
"The newspaper earlier reported that spending on the project included 20 lounge chairs that cost more than $1,000 each."

Gas Pump Sticky Note Campaign Makes Its Way to Grocery Stores

Gas Pump Sticky Note Campaign Makes Its Way to Grocery Stores

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Giuliani leaving 'door open' to White House run

Giuliani leaving 'door open' to White House run - Washington Times
"Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani told The Washington Times on Tuesday that he is keeping “the door open” to a 2012 presidential bid, saying he might jump into the race if he believes the other candidates are unelectable."

He runs.....He wins!
Imagine the debate!

Florida Republican shouted down at town hall over Ryan plan

Florida Republican shouted down at town hall over Ryan plan - The Hill's Ballot Box

Time for an uprising in Benton Harbor

Time for an uprising in Benton Harbor - Chicago Sun-Times
"But Benton Harbor may become to economic justice what the small town of Selma was to civil rights."

Obama’s Trump Card

Obama’s Trump Card - Thomas Sowell - National Review Online
"Why Republicans seem not to understand the crucial importance of putting the same time and attention into articulating their positions as the Democrats do is one of the enduring mysteries of American politics.

It was obvious that the Democrats coordinated their talking points and catch-phrases — “social justice,” “tax cuts for the rich,” etc. — even before the overheard and recorded statements of Sen. Chuck Schumer about Democrats’ plans to repeatedly use the word “extreme” to characterize Republicans.

But how many Republican catch phrases can you remember?
Republican rhetoric tends to range from low key to no key."

Can you close your eyes and imagine a republican candidate, at any level-state-local-national, that articulated the vision of simply paying for what you bought?

With passion?

I don't think that winning elections ought to as hard as it is for us.

We need more Alan Jagers (Muskegon county commissioner) in the republican world.

The Truth About Tax Increases On Big Oil

The Truth About Tax Increases On Big Oil The Freaking Truth
"Here’s the freaking truth about raising taxes on oil companies.
They’re just going to pass the cost on to us.
This is how it works on any tax increase on business."

Town Rescinds 'Unconstitutional' Tea Party Sign Ban

Town Rescinds 'Unconstitutional' Tea Party Sign Ban [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"The city of Coldwater also agreed to pay the legal costs of $8,347.50 for the tea party Common Sense Patriots of Branch County."

Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket



In case you forgot.

Thanks to Obama, Gas Jumps in a Flash

Pajamas Media » Thanks to Obama, Gas Jumps in a Flash
There was just one problem: reality.
Even though, as critcs were eager to point out, any additional American drilling was years in the future, oil prices immediately went into free-fall.
By Friday, July 18, the price of a barrel of crude had dropped to $128.94, a 12% decrease.
A month later, on August 14, the price had fallen to $115.05.
In spectacular fashion, Bush’s academic and media critics were proven seriously wrong.

For commodities traders who’d been pricing oil based on a supposition of scarcity, the potential for millions of additional barrels on the market hit like a thunderbolt.
The simple act of putting America’s resources on the table popped the oil bubble, and a stunning price drop followed in short order.
By election day, November 4, the price of a barrel of crude had plummeted to $70.84 — a 51% decrease in less than five months.

Trail of melted ice cream leads police to suspect in break-in of Egelston Township business

Trail of melted ice cream leads police to suspect in break-in of Egelston Township business MLive.com: "During a discussion with a deputy, the man said: “If you found my shoes next to the ice cream shop door, then I must have broken into it,” the report said.
“He said that it wouldn’t surprise him or anyone else if he did break into this business because he does do stupid things like that when he is drunk,” the report said."

Union Official, Professor Teach How-to College Course in Violent Union Tactics

Union Official, Professor Teach How-to College Course in Violent Union Tactics - Big Government:

WH's Carney Laughs Off Obama Not Giving Easter Statement

RealClearPolitics - Video - WH's Carney Laughs Off Obama Not Giving Easter Statement

If Barry O'Muslim wasn't so phony, no one would care... but he is such a transparently phony "christian".

Rep. Amash rejects Sen. Graham's version of 'freedom agenda'

Rep. Amash rejects Sen. Graham's version of 'freedom agenda' - The Hill's Floor Action
"Freshman Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Sunday night flatly rejected a recommendation from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that the U.S. should start bombing Col. Moammar Gadhafi's inner circle in order to force him to leave Libya."

Strong, brave and ....so rare!

Monday, April 25, 2011

TOMORROW! Be THERE!

Muskegon Taxpayers Alliance: TOMORROW! Be THERE!
"Another Muskegon County meeting that YOU aren't supposed to know about or attend.
Tomorrow 1:00 PM at the Community Mental Health Bldg. 376 Apple.
Laptops and other spenathons sure to be on the agenda...that we can't see in advance!"

Althouse: "How law schools completely misrepresent their job numbers."

Althouse: "How law schools completely misrepresent their job numbers."
"Counting temporary and permanent jobs, only 45% had 'real legal jobs.'

Drop below the 'top 50,' and the percentages are almost certainly worse."

When salespeople (law school recruiters)  lie to their customers about the value of their product, shouldn't the customers (students/parents) be able to sue based on fraud?

Muskegon-to-Milwaukee Lake Express ferry service to delay start of season

Muskegon-to-Milwaukee Lake Express ferry service to delay start of season MLive.com
"The start of the 2011 Lake Express sailing season will be delayed by about three weeks as work is done to complete an off-season engine maintenance program"

It takes 6 months to fix an engine?

Not a good sign for the future......and with gasoline peaking.......
I love and travel on the Express but this may  be the end if fuel prices keep rising. 
Thanks, environ nuts BarryO and the rest of your democrat comrades.
How sad what "hope and change" has brought us.

Barack Obama's reluctance to release birth certificate may be due to identity of his father

Barack Obama's reluctance to release birth certificate may be due to identity of his father Mail Online
"As well as his birth certificate, the U.S. President has fought to keep his school records, employment records and medical records hidden.
'Why would anybody, let alone the president of the United States, spend millions of dollars in legal fees to keep that hidden?
'As long as that goes on,' he concluded, 'I think it's a legitimate issue,' Slom said."

Muskegon County employees get 58 paid days off every year!

Muskegon Taxpayers Alliance: Muskegon County employees get 58 paid days off every year!
"What a county!"

Obama's new pastor



Racism as religion.

Box-office power of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ baffles insiders

Box-office power of Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ baffles insiders - Chicago Sun-Times

The "insiders" being Hollywood leftists.
What wouldn't baffle them?

Closing in on the Solar Singularity

Closing in on the Solar Singularity - The Speculist
"The big one of course is solar power.
The sun is out there, blasting our planet every day with far more energy than we could need or (right now) even think about using.

Ray Kurzweil says that our current level of solar power use is bout eight doublings away from being great enough to power our entire civilization.
Will we achieve those doublings?
If we do, it will be because of developments like this:"

Bill Gross Battles Bond Dealers on Outlook as Treasuries Gain

Bill Gross Battles Bond Dealers on Outlook as Treasuries Gain - Bloomberg
“I could join the dealers and say the 10-year’s not going to go to 4 percent, so what am I left with?” Gross said in a telephone interview April 20.
“I’m left with an under-yielding, less-than-inflation security.
I have better choices.
As a firm we’re not going to put up with it.”"

IMF bombshell: Age of America nears end

"Just 10 years ago, the U.S. economy was three times the size of China's."

Tea party gets involved in local school board elections

Tea party gets involved in local school board elections - ksl.com

It's about time someone who representeted the students and the parents had some input.

Shutter Fraternities for Young Women's Good

Shutter Fraternities for Young Women's Good Home Land - WSJ.com#articleTabs=article
"My fourth night at school, I went with some friends to Rugby Road, where the fraternity houses are located. They are built of the same Jeffersonian architecture as the rest of the campus.
At once august and moldering, they seemed sinister, to stand for male power at its most malevolent and institutionally condoned.
I remember standing there thinking I'd made a terrible mistake.
It wasn't worth it, I decided.
The next day I withdrew from the university."

This insane paranoiac wants to end "choice" for men on campus.
Ah, the liberal left....

Lakes Mall to host Senior Health and Fitness Day

Lakes Mall to host Senior Health and Fitness Day MLive.com
"There will be a National Senior Health and Fitness Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 25 at the Lakes Mall in Fruitport Township.
Activities include Pickleball and demonstrations of tai chi, yoga and zumba."

Wow!
Pickleball!

The ghost from birthdays past

PRUDEN: The ghost from birthdays past - Washington Times
"But the state of Hawaii still won’t release the “long-form birth certificate.”
Only the president can authorize such release, and so far, for reasons that may be perfectly innocent and eminently reasonable, he won’t do it.
He offers only defense by assertion.
The rest of us can only speculate."

Why Air Traffic Controllers Fall Asleep on the Job

Bond and Poole: Why Air Traffic Controllers Fall Asleep on the Job - WSJ.com
"Within air traffic circles, this problem is so well-known that 2-2-1 has long been called 'the rattler,' since it can come back and bite the controller, degrading his performance.
But controllers and their union have fought to keep 2-2-1 because it gives them a three-day weekend afterwards."

It's the unions, stupid!

Wisconsin School Employee Makes Threatening Phone Call to Business for Selling Gas to GOPer

Michelle Malkin » Wisconsin School Employee Makes Threatening Phone Call to Business for Selling Gas to GOPer
"A Sheboygan gas station owner is baffled after a mystery caller tells a clerk it’s a bad idea to do business with a Sheboygan-area state senator.
It started Tuesday when a woman called Dick Hiers’s Northeast Standard gas station after she thought she saw Senator Joe Leibham there. Her call was caught on the answering machine.
The answering machine here in the back of the store was left on from the night before and was recording the entire conversation.
Caller: “Can you verify that was Senator Leibham at the gas station this morning?”
Gas station clerk: “Senator Leibham?”
Caller: “Yes. Do you guys support him?”
Clerk: “I have nothing to say about that, I am not politically involved.”
Caller: “Alright, well you can tell Dick he’s not good for business, I’ll tell you that.”

Shocked over the 26-second conversation, Hiers quickly traced the call — only to get surprise number two.
“And it turned out to be coming from the Sheboygan area district school office,” he said."

Obama’s Pain at the Pump

Obama’s Pain at the Pump NetRight Daily
"The Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank, has increased its balance sheet from about $947 billion to over $2.73 trillion.
That was mostly to bail out the banks by buying $1.25 trillion of mortgage-backed securities and prop up the U.S. Treasury with nearly $1 trillion in new loans to back up the gargantuan levels of government spending"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

City of Muskegon changes cell phone carrier and orders 'smart phones' for selected staff

City of Muskegon changes cell phone carrier and orders 'smart phones' for selected staff MLive.com
"The city of Muskegon has changed cell phone vendors and for the first time will provide a limited number of city employees with advanced “smart phone” technology."

Hey, they've got LOTS of money for important things...right?

Government Cash Handouts Now Top Tax Revenues

Government Cash Handouts Now Top Tax Revenues - FoxBusiness.com
"U.S. households are now getting more in cash handouts from the government than they are paying in taxes for the first time since the Great Depression."

Friday, April 22, 2011

4-day-old “Fox News of the North” already has far left in a panic

4-day-old “Fox News of the North” already has far left in a panic

Violence in another Mc Donalds almost kills customer

LiveLeak.com - Violence in another Mc Donalds almost kills customer

Senate committee: Ensign resignation 'appropriate'

My Way News - Senate committee: Ensign resignation 'appropriate'
"The timing of Ensign's announcement remains a mystery given his long insistence that he would not give up his seat."

Is there more "there" there?

Does Government Work Require Government Employees?

Does Government Work Require Government Employees?
"Volunteers are taking on jobs once performed by public employees."

through out the country, all retirees are equal, except some government retirees are more equal than others

Readers' Forum for April 21 - Marin Independent Journal
"According to the April 19 IJ, Marin County taxpayers will have to cover a $275 million loss by the county's pension system.
My wife and I lost nearly 50 percent of our IRA pension fund, and we have to take the loss.

On reading the IJ article, I remembered George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' and the pigs' revised animal policy that 'All animals are equal except some animals are more equal than others.'
Seems in Marin and through out the country, all retirees are equal, except some government retirees are more equal than others."

What will the public pension, health gap be now? $3 trillion? $5 trillion?

What will the public pension, health gap be now? $3 trillion? $5 trillion?
"This time last year they said the gap for public employee pension and retirement health care promises was $1 trillion.
What will it be when the Pew Center on the States releases its updated study next week:
$3 trillion?
$5 trillion?

The true size of this catastrophe will not be known for a decade — too late to do anything about it."

Mich judge: stun guns OK to own

Mich judge: stun guns OK to own WOOD TV8
"A local judge said Michigan's law prohibiting possession of stun guns is unconstitutional in a decision that could lead to a state Court of Appeals review of the issue"

About the Birth Certificate

About the Birth Certificate FrontPage Magazine
"The media has shown its usual incredulity at the indisputable stupidity of the American people.
How could so many people question President Obama’s birthplace?
How could they wonder about his origins?
Are they all simply racist?

The answer, of course, is that Americans are desperately seeking an answer to a simple question: why does President Obama appear to be so un-American?
The term un-American here is not synonymous with anti-American (though Obama has been that on occasion); instead, it merely signifies that President Obama is unconcerned with typical American principles and traditions.
He sees capitalism as selfish and evil, religion as dangerous and oppressive; he sees the Constitution as antiquated and entrepreneurialism as exploitative"

Woman told to remove personalised number plates due to rude Filipino translation

Woman told to remove personalised number plates due to rude Filipino translation - Telegraph
"The RTA said it had received a complaint from a member of the Filipino community because Mrs Perry's nickname Kiki translates to 'vagina' in Tagalog."

333 Nina Salerosa

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Project Gunrunner | ATF Issa Subpoena

Project Gunrunner ATF Issa Subpoena The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment
"One key figure is ATF agent David Voth. Voth helped coax reluctant U.S. gun dealers to continue selling thousands of powerful guns as part of Project Gunrunner, assuring them the program would eventually help stop gun trafficking"

NLRB dictates Boeing operational plans

NLRB dictates Boeing operational plans « Hot Air
"The NLRB obliged with its complaint yesterday asking an administrative law judge to stop Boeing’s South Carolina production because its executives had cited the risk of strikes as a reason for the move.
Boeing acted out of “anti-union animus,” says the complaint"

Pols are making us pay for their false promises - Chicago Sun-Times

Pols are making us pay for their false promises - Chicago Sun-Times

Detroit's pension boards sue over emergency manager law

Detroit's pension boards sue over emergency manager law detnews.com The Detroit News
"The city's two pension funds sued Gov. Rick Snyder and state Treasurer Andy Dillon in federal court today to block part of a new emergency manager statute"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thy master’s voice

Thy master’s voice « Don Surber
"Indiana’s government unions paid for Democrats to flee-bag their constituents.
If I were a voter in Indiana, I would be very, very angry."

Charlie Sheen’s high-speed escort

Charlie Sheen’s high-speed escort - Crime Scene - The Washington Post
"The photo, taken inside the SUV in which Sheen was riding, shows the vehicle’s speedometer needle at 80 mph.
Through the windshield, the blazing strobe lights of the lead police car can be seen."

And this coven of criminality wants to become a state?

Michigan State Spartans hire Dane Fife as assistant coach

Michigan State Spartans hire Dane Fife as assistant coach - ESPN
"A spot on Izzo's bench opened up when Northern Illinois hired Mark Montgomery last month."

BLASPHEMY!

more:

http://noise.typepad.com/hey_joe/2011/04/fife-i-want-to-be-part-of-something-special.html

LET'S RECAP (PLUS SOME BONUS QUESTIONS)

LET'S RECAP (PLUS SOME BONUS QUESTIONS) Newsradio 620 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin Charlie Sykes
"Listener offers some good questions the media might have asked:
Why did you consider an unofficial media report you were up by 204 reliable enough to declare victory, but you do not consider the official canvass that you are down 7,316 reliable enough to acknowledge defeat?”
and..
As a litigator who makes decisions based on ‘facts,’ how did you conclude you were the winner based on hearsay media reports, but now deny that Justice Prosser is the winner based on the official canvass?”"

The latest from Wisconsin.
What a scumbag this (almost supreme court justice) loser is!

SOS - Johnson Delivers First-ever State of the Secretary of State Address

SOS - Johnson Delivers First-ever State of the Secretary of State Address
"Johnson said a computer system known as the Business Application Modernization or BAM Project, despite an investment of $27.5 million tax dollars over the last five years, has never been operational.
As a result, service across the department and branch system has suffered.
"This was supposed to revolutionize the way the Secretary of State Office did business and put our services online 24/7," said Johnson.
"Instead, it has never worked -- not a single day, not a single hour, not a single minute."

Michigan Citizens United – Link To MEA – Recall Rick Snyder – Who’s Behind Snyder Recall?

Michigan Citizens United – Link To MEA – Recall Rick Snyder – Who’s Behind Snyder Recall? Soapbox Michigan
"It’s safe to assert there is a link between Michigan Citizens United PAC and someone working with the Michigan Education Association (MEA)."

Vote to Unionize Airport Screeners Requires a Runoff - NYTimes.com

Vote to Unionize Airport Screeners Requires a Runoff - NYTimes.com
"Federal officials said 8,369 security screeners, who are employees of the Transportation Security Administration, had voted to join the American Federation of Government Employees, while 8,095 had voted to join the National Treasury Employees Union.
The vote against unionizing was 3,111.
Since none of the three choices received a majority, the screeners will choose between the two unions in a runoff election that will omit the option of not unionizing.
The winning union will represent the nation’s 44,000 T.S.A. screeners in contract negotiations."

What's up with this?
Only 16,000 out of 44,000 workers voted for the union and the union won?!!!
Sounds alot like the Michigan child care union scam.

Vote to Unionize Airport Screeners Requires a Runoff

Vote to Unionize Airport Screeners Requires a Runoff - NYTimes.com
"In the largest unionization vote involving federal employees, the nation’s airport screeners voted in favor of unionizing"

You think flying is a pain in the rump now?
Wait until da unions control our airports.
Oh yeah, there is the money thing too......

Mother Earth goes wild at the UN: Beetles, not people, take center stage at General Assembly

Mother Earth goes wild at the UN: Beetles, not people, take center stage at General Assembly
"Bolivia's madcap coca farmer-cum-president, Evo Morales, is leading the charge to create a UN treaty that would give our planet, that mass of molten lava and rock, as well as all of the creatures that inhabit it, the same rights as humans.
This is the same Morales who believes that 'the central enemy of Mother Earth is capitalism,' just in case you were wondering."

Suzanne Geha

Suzanne Geha
"Suzanne Geha
With much regret, I confirm I no longer work for WOOD-TV-8.
This is a very sad day for me.
West Michigan is a great place to broadcast news.
I want my colleagues to know what a privilege it is working with you.
I want my viewers to know what an honor it is bringing you the stories that affect your lives and your communities.
Thank you for your loyal support through the years.
I hope I can count on it in the future."

Higher Education: The Next Asset Bubble?

Higher Education: The Next Asset Bubble? The Pelican Post
"45 percent of college graduates earn less than $15,000."

This statistic must be refuted or be a mandatory disclosure before any young person signs any lifetime loan application.

You know the education mob will be trying to fight disclosure on this.....how really sick are they?

A Star Is Born - WSJ.com

A Star Is Born - WSJ.com

This weekend's Tea Party rally in Madison, Wis., drew familiar figures like Sarah Palin and Andrew Breitbart, but perhaps the most interesting speaker was a 14-year-old girl named Tricia Willoughby.
Tricia wowed, among others, Rachael Larimore, who writes for Slate.com's ladies blog, XX Factor.

Tricia Willoughby: She's alive!

"What's impressive is her strong voice, her confidence, and, let's face it, her youth," Larimore writes. "The Tea Party is often seen as being made up entirely of cranky middle-aged people who don't like paying taxes. But here is a smart, engaging young woman speaking with the poise of someone older."

Showing considerably less poise is the bitter, pudgy middle-aged man featured in a YouTube video of the left-wing counterprotest. "Go home, you little brat!" he shouts at the 14-year-old, struggling to make himself heard over his comrades' boos and noisemakers. "Who the f--- are you to lecture me, you little brat?!"

Apparently the Pudgester is taking a cue from former Enron adviser Paul Krugman, whose New York Times blog post the morning of the rally was titled "Civility Is the Last Refuge of Scoundrels." Yesterday he followed up with a column titled "Let's Not Be Civil." Wait, weren't Krugman and the newspaper that employs him issuing demands for civility just a few months ago? Nah, we have always been at war with Eastasia.

Something else caught our attention about Tricia Willoughby. Larimore points out that "a quick Google search"--which turns up a post by blogger Stacy McCain--"reveals that her parents are pro-life activists in Madison and that Tricia is in a debate club. Cynics will point out that--gasp!--she is homeschooled, as if that ought to discredit her."

Larimore concludes: "There is much debate over what long-lasting impact the Tea Party will have, if any. If there are many more like Tricia Willoughby, I wouldn't underestimate it."

There probably are many more like Tricia Willoughby, aren't there? After all, her parents are "pro-life activists," which means they have a tendency to follow the biblical injunction to be fruitful and multiply. People on the other political side are more inclined toward subtraction (or as they call it, "choice"), as we explained in our 2005 paper "The Roe Effect."

Here are some Badger State numbers: Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide in 1973. The Wisconsin Department of Health has statewide figures on the annual number of abortions going back to 1975. Tot up the numbers through 1992, and you come up with 316,457.

Scott Walker won the governorship last year by a margin of 124,638. That may not be within the margin of abortion; after all, some of the missing 316,457 would have voted Republican had they existed, and many would not have voted.

But JoAnne Kloppenburg, the left-liberal state Supreme Court candidate who was supposed to save Wisconsin's labor monopolies from Walker's reforms, lost by just 7,316 votes, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (this figure is pending a possible futile recount). It's almost inconceivable that the Roe effect alone is insufficient to account for Justice David Prosser's victory.

Oh, and in four years, Tricia Willoughby will be old enough to vote, while an additional 54,522 will not be.

Tsunami video-Amazing!

http://freevideocoding.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://flash.vx.roo.com/streamingVX/63056/1458/20110311_japan_wave_successions_sky_1000k.mp4&autostart=true

Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops
"The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations."

U.S. Weighs Summer GM Stock Sale

U.S. Weighs Summer GM Stock Sale - WSJ.com
"A sale within the next several months would almost certainly mean U.S. taxpayers will take a loss on their $50 billion rescue of the Detroit auto maker in 2009"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Plagiarizing Professor to Be Slapped by MSU

Plagiarizing Professor to Be Slapped by MSU [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"A Michigan State University professor accused of plagiarism by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy due to his published study on school consolidation has been found guilty of “research misconduct."

Another "consolidator" bites the dust!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The UN disappears 50 million climate refugees, then botches the cover-up

50 million climate refugees United Nations The UN disappears 50 million climate refugees, then botches the cover-up The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment:
"In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted that climate change would create 50 million climate refugees by 2010.
These people, it was said, would flee a range of disasters including sea level rise, increases in the numbers and severity of hurricanes, and disruption to food production.
The UNEP even provided a handy map.
 The map shows us the places most at risk including the very sensitive low lying islands of the Pacific and Caribbean."

Why is our government enabling these liars and crooks?

Committee looks at size of Ottawa County Board of Commissioners

Committee looks at size of Ottawa County Board of Commissioners MLive.com
"“Over the last 30 years, when you look at the numbers, I think it’s sensible,” said Lydia Olszewski, chairwoman of the county Democratic Party, who favors a 15-member board.
“We’ve had 11 and 13 members in the past, and our population has gone up 11 percent (in the last decade).”"

The most successful county in Michigan understands what representation really means!

Ride in an IndyCar at Indianapolis

Ride in an IndyCar at Indianapolis, Walt Disney World Speedway and IndyCar Series Tracks "Ride in an IndyCar The Indy Racing Experience Two-Seat Ride allows the passenger to experience speeds and g-forces previously available to only a handful of elite drivers. The purpose-built Dallara chassis allows a passenger to sit behind the driver, but in every other way, this is a true IZOD IndyCar® Series car. The car is complete with an authentic racing power plant that can reach up to 180 miles per hour. Each driver must be 18 years of age or older, under 6’5” in height, and under 250 lbs. Two-Seat Ride Rates Indianapolis Motor Speedway 3 laps $499"

"I Wipe My A** With the American Flag": The New Civility of the Left on...

‘I Wipe My A** With the American Flag’; How the Left Protested the Tea Party

Breitbart.tv » ‘I Wipe My A** With the American Flag’; How the Left Protested the Tea Party

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yale University Limits Access to Equipment After Student Death

Yale University Limits Access to Equipment After Student Death - ABC News "'This is a true tragedy,' Yale President Richard C. Levin said in a statement. 'Last night, Michele's hair got caught in a lathe as she worked on a project in the student machine shop in the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. Her body was found by other students who had been working in the building. They called the police, who responded immediately.' Dufault of Scituate, Mass., was an astronomy and physics major who was expected to graduate with a bachelor's of science degree this spring. The state medical examiner's office said Dufault died from 'accidental asphyxia by neck compression.'" I don't know why this grabs me but what a terrible tragedy. I fear this wonderful young woman may have had a profound affect on our world. I am very sad.

How to Request Copy of Nonprofit's Tax Documents

How to Request Copy of Nonprofit's Tax Documents eHow.com "Anyone can view a tax return or document from a charitable or nonprofit organization. Nonprofits must provide these documents if you request them. The nonprofit must make their tax documents available to the public for 3 years after they file. Difficulty:EasyInstructions 1. Go to the organization's office and request the forms, or send a written request. Most will charge you a fee to cover the cost of copying the documents. 2. File a Form 4506-A with the Internal Revenue Service. Include the organization name, address and their tax-exempt number if you know it. Include your name, address and contact information on the IRS Form 4506-A. 3. Set up a time to view the documents once the IRS contacts you. You could also pick up the forms or arrange to have them mailed. 4. Take the form in person to your local IRS office, where you can set up a time to view the documents or get copies in person. Call 1-800-829-1040 to find the nearest office. 5. Send the form to the Internal Revenue Service, Mail Stop 6716, Ogden, UT 84201; or fax it to them at (801) 620-7896"

Kevin Na shoots a 16 on a par-four hole [Video]

Kevin Na shoots a 16 on a par-four hole [Video] The Fabulous Forum Los Angeles Times "If you think you are having a bad day at the office, just compare it with Kevin Na's day Thursday and you'll feel a lot better." I don't golf much...seems normal when I play.........is this unusual?

Star wars: Rep calls for Houston to get NASA shuttle, not Intrepid; Schumer says 'Fugheddaboutit'

Star wars: Rep calls for Houston to get NASA shuttle, not Intrepid; Schumer says 'Fugheddaboutit "'When people from Paris, Beijing, Tokyo and Amsterdam start saying they want to go to Houston, maybe then they'll get a shuttle,' Schumer told the Daily News. 'I'd say to Texas, don't mess with New York.'"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

MSU women's hockey: Spartans ice national title

MSU women's hockey: Spartans ice national title Lansing State Journal lansingstatejournal.com
"We're referring of course to the MSU women's hockey team, which won the 2011 American Collegiate Hockey Association national championship after having finished in the runner-up spot last year, and in third place two years ago."

Pension income would be taxed on a phased-in basis under deal reached by Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers

Pension income would be taxed on a phased-in basis under deal reached by Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers MLive.com
"Under the phased-in alternative, the status quo would apply to those 67 and up, whose pensions would continue to be tax exempt."

A Movie For The Tea Party Movement

A Movie For The Tea Party Movement - Matt Kibbe - Why Freedom Works - Forbes
"The similarities between “Atlas Shrugged” and the tea party movement are far more significant than a shared date, however"

Obama's Deceit

American Thinker Blog: Obama's Deceit "budget deficit under George Bush first peaked in 2004 at $412 billion dollars. Between 2005 and 2007 the budget deficit declined by $252 billion to reach its low, under Bush, at $160 billion. If the tax cuts and wars, both occurring in 2001 and 2003, caused our current financial situation, how did the deficit fall between 2004 to 2007? Because Tax Cuts increase revenue to the government by allowing people and business to invest more of their own money"

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow Exploit Mother’s Day for Abortion Fundraising | LifeNews.com

Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow Exploit Mother’s Day for Abortion Fundraising LifeNews.com: "Actresses Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow are coming under fire from pro-life advocates for exploiting Mother’s Day to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. The two recently sent out an email fundraiser for the nation’s largest abortion business urging abortion activists to take the group up on a Mother’s Day fundraising challenge."

Atlas Shrugged Part 1 | Why the new Atlas Shrugged movie could become a cult classic

Movie Review Atlas Shrugged Part 1 Why the new Atlas Shrugged movie could become a cult classic The Daily Caller "Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s prescient, unabashedly pro-free market capitalism novel, hits theaters April 15. Its timing could not be better."

Interlocal Agreements - How Forced Unionization and the MEDC Came to Be in Michigan

Interlocal Agreements - How Forced Unionization and the MEDC Came to Be in Michigan [Michigan Capitol Confidential] "Some 40,000 private day care owners and providers in Michigan are transformed overnight into public employee union members. Ditto for another 60,000 private home care workers. And yet another organization gets to play in the sand on the taxpayers’ dime. All of these became possible because of an innocuous and arguably well-intended law that’s been on the books for more than 40 years." READ this report!

Dagny Taggart Confronts the Union

What a Joke

What a Joke "Suppose that in a mere three years your family’s spending – spending, mind you, not income – jumps from $80,000 to $101,600. You’re now understandably worried about the debt you’re piling up as a result of this 27 percent hike in spending. So mom and dad, with much drama and angst and finger-pointing about each other’s irresponsibility and insensitivity, stage marathon sessions of dinner-table talks to solve the problem. They finally agree to reduce the family’s annual spending from $101,600 to $100,584. For this 1 percent cut in their spending, mom and dad congratulate each other."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Planned Parenthood Did One Abortion Every 95 Seconds—As Many in One Year as Live In Cincinnati

Planned Parenthood Did One Abortion Every 95 Seconds—As Many in One Year as Live In Cincinnati CNSnews.com

Gates: U.S. troops could stay in Iraq for years

Gates: U.S. troops could stay in Iraq for years - News - Stripes

Governments continued to enhance pensions amid economic collapse

Pensions: Governments continued to enhance pensions amid economic collapse - latimes.com
"Scores of California government agencies continued to sweeten employee pension plans even after the state's economy began collapsing into recession in 2008, a decision that is now haunting them as they struggle with deficits and deep budget cuts."

I didn’t even realize it was Dick Cheney vs ME The Loft

I didn’t even realize it was Dick Cheney vs ME The Loft
"As long as we let other countries control the world's energy, then we will always be at the mercy of those countries.
It is in our national security interests to develop and tap our resources at home.
Don't the liberals get that???
Instead, the only thing they focus on are those 'evil corporations.'
As if corporations are the only entities capable of greed.
Hmmmm... what about all those unions with over-inflated and unsustainable benefits packages that are draining states' budgets?"

Wind power being poisoned by massive government subsidies

theblogprof: Wind power being poisoned by massive government subsidies
"have opined many times in this blog that wind turbines are not a bad technology.
It is in fact a good technology, I'm a (pun) fan of it, and I teach it in my classes.
However, it has its place and I have been critical of the government at all levels for creating an artificial demand for the technology built entirely on generous subsidies and mandates."

Climate Change | Coolest March since 1994

AccuWeather.com - Climate Change Coolest March since 1994
"March 2011 ended up as the coolest March globally since March of 1994.
The actual global temperature anomaly for the lower troposphere last month was negative 0.026 C."

Mark Steyn: 'I think Lindsey Graham is unfit for office'

Mark Steyn: 'I think Lindsey Graham is unfit for office' The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

“This is why I don’t want elites setting the rules, because when you look at your elites, they’re not the kind of wise men that they pass themselves off as,” Steyn said.
“They’re boobs, which is what Lindsey Graham is.”"

Why Public Sector Unions Are Not Typical Unions

Why Public Sector Unions Are Not Typical Unions « Union Watch
"Public sector unions, unlike private sector unions, present the following forms of procedural unfairness:

•Striking in the public sector exerts political rather than economic pressure on the government (who continues to collect taxes regardless), and is thus designed to harm the members of the public, particularly the poor, who depend on government services that unions are contracted to provide.

•The employer with whom public employee unions negotiate—the government—is not just another industry, and thus normal market constraints are often supplanted by political restraints and more flexible accounting practices that enable unfair and unrealistic concessions in favor of unions.

•Using their substantial political clout, public employee unions are able to influence elections and thus exert control over the representatives with whom they negotiate, resulting in less-than-arms’-length negotiations.

•Accordingly, public employee unions are able to negotiate deals that often violate state constitutional proscriptions against retroactive compensation and incurring liabilities without voter approval.

•Public employee unions represent one of the most powerful special interest groups by, in part, having successfully lobbied for laws requiring union dues be automatically collected from their members.

•Public employee unions lobby against laws, such as Right to Work, that prohibit coercive and anti-competitive practices.

•Public employee unions, unlike the general public, are permitted to press their interests upon elected officials in closed-door negotiations.

•All this substantial political influence wielded by public sector unions constitutes an improper delegation of the police power properly held in trust by elected officials for the protection of the health, safety, welfare, and morals of the public.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Donald Trump Responds

Donald Trump Responds - NYTimes.com: "Actually, I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent"

Historic Aircraft Photos

Historic Aircraft Photos

Wind power: Even worse than you thought

Wind power: Even worse than you thought • The Register "A new analysis of wind energy supplied to the UK National Grid in recent years has shown that wind farms produce significantly less electricity than had been thought, and that they cause more problems for the Grid than had been believed"

NPR's Media Reporter Studies Months of Bret Baier Show to Expose Fox's Conservative Tilt

NPR's Media Reporter Studies Months of Bret Baier Show to Expose Fox's Conservative Tilt NewsBusters.org When you are the unbiased middle...and you've voted democrat in every election....ANYONE who disagrees with you is extreme. Makes sense to most in the MSM, right?

Union Thuggery: Playing Hardball in Wisconsin

Union Thuggery: Playing Hardball in Wisconsin « Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy "On Madison's State Street, the frenzy is reflected in this exchange, recorded practically word-for-word by a retired Army officer, overhead at the Expresso Royale Cafe. One white male is talking animatedly to another. They are about 50 years old, believed by the observer to be university (public) employees on lunch break: Man 1: 'Governor Scott Walker must be stopped, he's a NAZI.' Man 2: 'That might be a strong comparison.' #1: 'No, he must be stopped. They are calling our protesters union thugs. Walker will destroy democracy and freedom.' #2: 'What should we do?' #1: 'I hope he's shot. But we should take them out of government to save the future. We will have to save the people from Republicans. Our small group will have to change the makeup of the government.' #2: 'Isn't that why we have elections?' #1: 'Elections have obviously failed. We need to have democracy by other means. We can save the people by getting rid of the Republicans. We know best what to do for the future . . .'"

Confirmed: Post-Workout Beer Is Healthier Than Water

JammieWearingFool: Confirmed: Post-Workout Beer Is Healthier Than Water "Forget water or Gatorade. The drink of choice to rehydrate after a workout is beer. Researchers at Granada University in Spain found beer can help retain liquid better than water alone"

Bored stiff: Student yawned so hard during lecture that she couldn't close her mouth

Bored stiff: Student yawned so hard during lecture that she couldn't close her mouth Mail Online "But one teenager yawned so deeply during a class on the topic that her mouth got stuck wide open and she had to be taken to hospital. Holly Thompson, 17, was studying for her government and politics A-level at the Northampton School for Girls when she dislocated her jaw and found herself unable to close it again."

Wind power being poisoned by massive government subsidies

theblogprof: Wind power being poisoned by massive government subsidies "Plus the on/off aspect which is inherent to wind turbines just like it is to solar power, a fact that I pointed out many times here as to why these technologies need to be focused on supplementing the grid rather than providing baseload power."

Friday, April 08, 2011

Bay City Public Schools Claims $24 Million Cut, Budget Continues to Grow

Bay City Public Schools Claims $24 Million Cut, Budget Continues to Grow [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
"However, according to the Michigan Department of Education, Bay City’s general fund expenditures was $72.9 million in 2001.
It is budgeted for $74.3 million in 2011.
That’s an increase of $1.4 million overall."

The liars always seem to lie.
Even when it is easy to prove them liars.
Sup wit dat?

Obama not funding military 'is what Saul Alinsky Marxists do'

Government Shutdown Levin: Obama not funding military 'is what Saul Alinsky Marxists do' The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

Nursing graduate program ranked in top 8 percent nationally

Nursing graduate program ranked in top 8 percent nationally MSU News Michigan State University "MSU's College of Nursing is now ranked in the top 8 percent of nursing graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report after the school jumped 11 spots in America's Best Graduate Schools rankings, receiving a rating of 36 out of 442 schools."

Barack Obama: Losing $84 billion big success

Barack Obama: Losing $84 billion big success - Washington Times "In Obama's world, success mean taxpayers only lost as much as $84 billion."

DEJA VU

DEJA VU Charlie Sykes

Facebook event: Let’s dump trash at Boehner’s pad

Facebook event: Let’s dump trash at Boehner’s pad – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs "As of 2:30 p.m. EST there are 1,476 attending; 126 are listed as maybe; 156 aren't showing up; and 4,652 are still making up their minds (much like Congress, apparently). The trash-a-thon is scheduled for Saturday and apparently will last through June 30. Organizers of the event - Jonah Goodman and Nolan Treadway - write on the page that even if the government shutdown doesn't occur, they will 'move forward with this event, we'll provide details on location(s) and we'll make sure it's done in a sanitary and respectful way. Please don't list any personal addresses for members of Congress on this page.' Goodman is listed in the Democratic National Committee network. Treadway is the political and logistics director for the liberal group Netroots Nation." No frowney faces on the MSM TV this morning. Clearly, "civility" is a one way street that only conservatives must drive.

Wayne State Shuts Down Website to Investigate Campaign Finance Concerns Raised by FOIA Debate [Michigan Capitol Confidential]

Wayne State Shuts Down Website to Investigate Campaign Finance Concerns Raised by FOIA Debate [Michigan Capitol Confidential] "Wayne State University shut down the website for its Labor Studies Center shortly after Michigan Capitol Confidential managing editor Ken Braun cited specific pages and documents found on the Labor Studies Center’s website and publicly questioned whether it was acting like a political action committee for unions." The rats always burn the evidence. FOIA be damned!

Must watch! City of Muskegon Commissioner Clara Shepherd endorses felon cops at Youth Forum



How long will the residents of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights continue to elect Detroit style "leaders" and enact Detroit style laws and not expect their cities will become little versions of Detroit?

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Andrew Klavan: Barack the Magic Suit, A Political Fairy Tale.

Prosser's huge gain comes after Waukesha County flub is caught

Prosser's huge gain comes after Waukesha County flub is caught - JSOnline "David Prosser gained 7,582 votes in Waukesha County, after a major counting error of Brookfield results was detected, County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus announced in a stunning development this afternoon." BIG!

Review: 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Review: 2011 Chevrolet Volt — Autoblog Green "That said, Uncle Sam really wants you to buy vehicles like the Volt, which is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax rebate, as well additional state and local rebates depending on where you live. Some residents of Lansing, Michigan, for instance, are eligible for up to $15,000 worth of rebates on the Volt."

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Giants Fan Beaten: Beaten Giants Fan May Have Brain Damage

Giants Fan Beaten: Beaten Giants Fan May Have Brain Damage; Reward up to $100,000 - ktla.com "Stow and three friends were approached after Thursday's game by a group of Dodgers fans, according to Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg. Two of the men attacked the trio, Rosenberg said, kicking and punching them while shouting expletives about the Giants. Family members say Stow texted relatives during the game saying he felt threatened. Police say they believe as many as 100 people witnessed the attack." Change you better believe in......

Obama: "I Remember What It Was Like Pumping Gas"

RealClearPolitics - Video - Obama: "I Remember What It Was Like Pumping Gas" Seriously! This moron is president of the greatest country in history?

Ryan: Debt on Track to Hit 800 Percent of GDP; 'CBO Can't Conceive of Anyway' Economy Can Continue Past 2037

Ryan: Debt on Track to Hit 800 Percent of GDP; 'CBO Can't Conceive of Anyway' Economy Can Continue Past 2037 CNSnews.com "CBO is saying it 'can't conceive of anyway' that the economy can continue past 2037 given its current trajectory."

Quantitative Easing Explained

In case you were interested.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A perfect pension storm

A perfect pension storm - chicagotribune.com "Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman delivered a timely reminder to Illinois politicians that the state's budget woes cannot be solved simply through higher taxation. In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, Oberhelman hinted that Caterpillar, an employer of some 23,000 in the state, would consider relocating in response to new burdens from Springfield"

Paul Ryan: The GOP Path to Prosperity

Paul Ryan: The GOP Path to Prosperity - WSJ.com "No one person or party is responsible for the looming crisis. Yet the facts are clear: Since President Obama took office, our problems have gotten worse. Major spending increases have failed to deliver promised jobs. The safety net for the poor is coming apart at the seams. Government health and retirement programs are growing at unsustainable rates. The new health-care law is a fiscal train wreck. And a complex, inefficient tax code is holding back American families and businesses"

Costly Union Worker Special Favor Barely Survives With Help of Two Michigan Republicans

Costly Union Worker Special Favor Barely Survives With Help of Two Michigan Republicans [Michigan Capitol Confidential]:

"The two Republicans from Michigan that voted “no” were Candice Miller, R-Harrison Twp., and Thad McCotter, R-Livonia."

REMEMBER THEIR NAMES!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Yakima Election Illegals | Illegal aliens set to tilt Yakima, Wash. election scales by being included in district headcounts

Yakima Election Illegals Illegal aliens set to tilt Yakima, Wash. election scales by being included in district headcounts
"The white population votes at a larger percentage than Latinos thereby over ruling every time the Latino group disagrees with the white vote,”"

Ruling says landlords must let AIDS patient keep his dog

Ruling says landlords must let AIDS patient keep his dog "Blake got a dog in May 2008. In July 2008, the landlords sent tenants a notice saying that a no-pet policy in their leases would be enforced, beginning Oct. 1."

Austerity Helps Economic Recovery, Recent Data Show

Austerity Helps Economic Recovery, Recent Data Show - Investors.com
"The common thread: Cuts in services and entitlements are indebted nations' surest way to a recovery."

Michigan School Funding Still Above National Average

Michigan School Funding Still Above National Average [Michigan Capitol Confidential] "Even if Gov. Snyder's proposed spending reductions are passed by the Republican Legislature, Michigan schools on average will still get more state and local tax dollars than schools in 28 other states"

Despite The Scary Warnings, U.S. Not Running Low On Oil

Despite The Scary Warnings, U.S. Not Running Low On Oil - Investors.com
"Our proven reserves are much lower than our actual reserves because government has blocked access, onshore and offshore.
It's silly to argue that there is no point to easing restrictions on drilling because 'proven reserves' aren't there.
There'd be a lot more proven reserves if the restrictions were eased.

Just in the past few years, we've started the process to extract a century-long supply of clean-burning natural gas we didn't even realize existed."

U.S. wants states to reveal more about pension funding

U.S. wants states to reveal more about pension funding Reuters "A federal board will soon propose that U.S. states disclose more about their pension funding as worries grow whether states and municipalities can pay for their employees' pensions"

Why Bankers Want a Muni Bond Taxpayer Bailout

Chriss Street: Why Bankers Want a Muni Bond Taxpayer Bailout "All that hoopla ended yesterday, when Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase Bank, acknowledged at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington D.C., that hundreds of tax free municipal bonds issues will 'not make it' and default."

Jim Calhoun Owns Reporter

This is GREAT!

Iain Duncan Smith justifies raising retirement age

Iain Duncan Smith justifies raising retirement age: 'People don't want to retire at 65' Mail Online "Most workers want to work on when they reach 65, Iain Duncan Smith claimed yesterday. He insisted that higher life expectancy meant people should – and usually want – to work for longer before taking their pension. The Work and Pensions Secretary made the extraordinary claim on the eve of unveiling reforms that could push the retirement age beyond 70."

Second thoughts about that birth certificate

Second thoughts about that birth certificate Matt Patterson Op Eds Washington Examiner "Then there is the stubborn issue of Hawaii's governor -- and Obama family friend -- Neil Abercrombie, who had vowed upon taking office to once and for all prove that Obama was indeed born in Hawaii, thereby neutralizing the issue in advance of the 2012 campaign. Abercrombie claims to have found ... something. 'It [the proof] was actually written I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down,' he told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Written down? What on earth does that mean? Did some anonymous government employee scribble on a napkin: 'On this day, Barack Obama was born?' Either an original, hospital-generated, long-form birth certificate exists or it doesn't, and either the governor has found it or he hasn't."

Sunday, April 03, 2011

2011 Budget Battle in Perspective

2011 Budget Battle in Perspective Downsizing the Federal Government "Record spending levels…trillion dollar plus deficits…mountainous debt…a weak economy… What, Congress worry?"

How Snyder’s income tax plan impacts YOU

How Snyder’s income tax plan impacts YOU

EAT THE RICH!

The Scratching Post: Determining Soil pH

The Scratching Post: Determining Soil pH "Maybe I should have gone this way, but the cost doesn't seem to warrant it."

Ryan-Rubio 2012

Ryan-Rubio 2012 The Weekly Standard

The F-35, Its Engine, and the Philosophy of Second Sources

The F-35, Its Engine, and the Philosophy of Second Sources « Uncommon Misconceptions "Gates says we can’t afford the extra $3 billion for the 2nd engine. The GAO says that we’ll make the money back. ........It’s also cheap insurance against Pratt & Whitney continuing their poor cost and schedule performance. Does Pratt & Whitney really care that they have a competitor? Oh yes, just look at this site, where article after article talks about their hope that the alternate engine program will die."

Ron Arnold: Human tsunami to plunge America into new dark age

Ron Arnold: Human tsunami to plunge America into new dark age (not an April Fool trick) Ron Arnold Columnists Washington Examiner "The radical network that shut down the World Trade Organization in 1999's 'Battle of Seattle' is being reincarnated to shut down global fossil fuel production on April 20. 'Aggressive protests and civil disobedience' will animate the 'International Day of Direct Action Against Extraction' says protest organizer Rising Tide North America, a coalition of environmental, climate and 'social justice' groups."

Graham: Explore limits on Quran burnings

Graham: Explore limits on Quran burnings - POLITICO Live "Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a military lawyer, is the first member of Congress to say the legislature needs to explore the possibility, however unlikely, of limiting some kinds of free speech - like Terry Jones' Quran burning - that help America's enemies. 'I wish we could find a way to hold people accountable. Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war,' he told CBS's Bob Schieffer on 'Face the Nation. ' 'During World War II, we had limits on what you could do if it inspired the enemy,' Graham said, adding that he wanted to do 'anything we can to push back here in America against acts like this that put our troops at risk.'"

Tweeting from the Civil War

Tweeting from the Civil War - CharlotteObserver.com "My grandfather was furious, worried that he might fall and suffer injury. But he just wanted, my Dad said, to take one last ride."

The Tea Party vs. John Boehner

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Our Workforce Lost 2.33 Million People in One Year?

Our Workforce Lost 2.33 Million People in One Year? - By Jim Geraghty - The Campaign Spot - National Review Online "The number of people who were “not in the labor force” In March 2010 was 83,264,000 (seasonally adjusted). In March 2011, it was 85,594,000 (seasonally adjusted). If you want to know how unemployment dropped a point, look no further than this statistic. If you remove 2.33 million people from the labor force within one year, that will indeed help lower the unemployment rate. It is, however, not the same as helping the unemployed find jobs."

Frances Fox Piven and Richard Trumka Join Forces April 5th - Kyle Olson

Frances Fox Piven and Richard Trumka Join Forces April 5th - Kyle Olson - Townhall Conservative "They include demonstrations or sit-ins at banks, “fights over the public sector,” (whatever that means), and protests against home foreclosures. She explained that all of these tactics are part of the fight against the “corporate campaign to take down America.”"

Friday, April 01, 2011

Funded Ratios For States' Pensions Continue To Weaken

S&P: Funded Ratios For States' Pensions Continue To Weaken "Meanwhile, demand for government services and the tab for public-worker pensions and health care have continued to grow."

Costly Union Worker Special Favor Barely Survives With Help of Two Michigan Republicans

Costly Union Worker Special Favor Barely Survives With Help of Two Michigan Republicans RIONism is a cancer and it infects even those that we call conservatives after at time. Case in point: Costly Union Worker Special Favor Barely Survives With Help of Two Michigan Republicans

Wisconsin Unions Get Ugly

Review & Outlook: Wisconsin Unions Get Ugly - WSJ.com "Having lost their fight in the legislature, Wisconsin unions are now getting out the steel pipes for those who don't step lively to their cause. A letter we've seen that was sent to businesses in southeastern Wisconsin shows that Big Labor's latest strategy is to threaten small businesses with boycotts if they don't publicly declare their support for government union monopoly power."

WHAT COUNTRY IS THIS? | Newsradio 620 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Talk, Sports, Weather | Charlie Sykes

FRIDAY HOT READ: WHAT COUNTRY IS THIS? Newsradio 620 - Charlie Sykes "We learn that Supreme Court candidate Joanne Kloppenburg used her position as environmental prosecutor to jail an 80-year old farmer, soon after he recovered from heart surgery, because he refused to plant native vegetation on his own property. What country is this? The answer Wisconsin gives April 5th will have deep and lasting consequences far beyond this state. The government unions, the mayor who takes sides against the taxpayers, and the green prosecutor who jails elderly farmers are not tyrants, but they’d dearly love to be, and they hope to make an example of those who want reform next Tuesday"

Wisconsin Judicial Tyranny

Wisconsin Judicial Tyranny - Page 1 - Kyle Olson - Townhall Conservative "Our Founding Fathers warned against 'the tyranny of the minority.' This must have been the type of situation they had in mind."

Retired Teachers in California Earn More Than Working Teachers in 28 States

Retired Teachers in California Earn More Than Working Teachers in 28 States « Hot Air "In other words, the average retired teacher in California made more than the average working teacher in 28 states, according to the salary rankings published by NEA."

Top 10 Google April Fool’s Day Hoaxes

Top 10 Google April Fool’s Day Hoaxes Top 10 Lists TopTenz.net

Raises dropped in Fruitland budget

White Lake Beacon - Whitehall and Montague, Michigan "At the time, the decision by Fruitland Township Supervisor Sam St. Amour to include in the 2011-12 budget a three-percent raise for all salaried township employees created quite a stir. Yet, the decision to drop the wage raise request at the board’s March 21 regular meeting seemed to raise little attention."

President Barack Obama's First Ad of 2012

Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon expects inflation

Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon expects inflation - USATODAY.com "U.S. consumers face 'serious' inflation in the months ahead for clothing, food and other products, the head of Wal-Mart's U.S. operations warned Wednesday."

We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers

Stephen Moore: We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers - WSJ.com "Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government."