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Al Capone was a piker next to these immoral bastards

Sep 30, 2011

Nancy Pelosi is facing accusations of cronyism after a solar energy project, which her brother-in-law has a stake in, landed a $737 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, despite the growing Solyndra scandal.

The massive loan agreement is raising new concerns about the use of taxpayers' money as vast sums are invested in technology similar to that of the doomed energy project.

The investment has intensified the debate over the effectiveness of solar energy as a major power source.
The SolarReserve project is backed by an energy investment fund where the Minority Leader's brother-in-law Ronald Pelosi is second in command.

PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (East) LLC is listed as one of the investors in the project that has been given the staggering loan, which even dwarfs that given to failed company Solyndra.

Other investors include one of the major investors in Solyndra, which is run by one

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And the moon is made out of cheese, and my grandmother was a virgin

Sep 30, 2011
There’s something else happening here. Some investors are not confident with what gold is backed by, or if it’s backed by anything at all, as compared to something like the US dollar. Investors are comfortable that the U.S. dollar is backed by the America government, so no matter what is happening to the American economy, something like the U.S. dollar is backed by the Federal Reserve that’s going to be around a year from now. That’s a much more comfortable investment for them.

Yes! thats it! the Canadian infestation is a real problem

Sep 30, 2011

The United States is looking at building fences along the border with Canada to help keep out terrorists and other criminals, according to a draft report by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency

The report proposes the use of "fencing and other barriers" on the 49th parallel to manage "trouble spots where passage of cross-border violators is difficult to control."

But a spokesperson for U.S Customs and Border Protection said the government is not considering the fence option "at this time" and instead is looking at the environmental effects of putting more manpower, technology and infrastructure along the border. MORE


We're surprised that you can even spell "ethics" without lying

Sep 30, 2011
President Barack Obama told an audience of high school students in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that he was “not always the very best student” and that ethics “would not have made it on the list” of his favorite subjects.
“I was not always the very best student that I could be when I was in high school, and certainly not when I was in middle school,” Obama said, speaking at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.
“I did not love every class I took. I wasn’t always paying attention the way I should have,” Obama said. “I remember when I was in 8th grade I had to take a class called ethics. Now, ethics is about right and wrong, but if you’d ask me what my favorite subject was back in 8th grade, it was basketball. I don’t think ethics would have made it on the list.” MORE

Obama Central Planning

Sep 30, 2011

Conservative watchdogs have been barking that automakers like GM — in order to grab eye-popping $19,300-per-car incentives to sell Chevy Volts in China — "must share their technology with Chinese counterparts and produce the vehicles over there" (my respected colleague Paul Chesser, National Legal and Policy Center).

I admire their doggedness, but they are missing the real scandal. To quote the classic Hollywood line: "Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown."


Experts: Unicorns arrive next year

Sep 30, 2011
Good news. The unicorns are no longer on back order. The president will ship them next year. Bloomberg has assembled its team of economic experts and they have decided that President Obama’s yet-to-be-written $447 billion stimulus, er, jobs bill will prevent a recession, add jobs for 275,000 and "bolster Obama’s re-election prospects."

A moment of candor.....

Sep 30, 2011
President Barack Obama told an audience of high school students in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that he was "not always the very best student" and that ethics "would not have made it on the list" of his favorite subjects.

The Contract

Sep 29, 2011

“The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

I have been working on a contract that will come to bind you, dear reader. This contract will give myself, and those I employ, the power to seize your property whenever we deem it to be necessary and proper. This contract can be amended at anytime and can only be interpreted by myself, and those I employ.

You say you would never sign such a contract?

No worries, your signature is not needed. I have, in good faith, taken the time to have many of my Friends and Neighbors sign it. Those who have signed it, have, with their signatures, legally bound you to this contract. I know, I know, it seems unfair and perhaps somewhat unjust. That is why I will provide you with arbitration, and I promise I will see to it that this method of arbitration will be as objective as possible. This Arbitrator will be paid by me through funds I have stolen…errr…extracted from you through the barrel of m….errr…through taxation. You see, I only sign the paychecks, the money comes from you; it’s more than fair this way. You couldn’t possibly be competent enough to use your own money to buy your own arbitration, so I must force it upon you. This Arbitrator, this Judge, will be addressed as “The Honorable”, or, “Your Honor” and he will have almost unlimited powers within his court. If you choose to disrespect or disrupt “the Court” you will be caged for an indeterminate amount of time. However, before you are thrown into a cage, you will have a chance to grovel at the feet of the Court. Maybe this most Honorable Man will show mercy on you, or perhaps not. Even though your money and property is extracted to pay for this Public Servant, it is not your place to question him in his court. All dissenters must be punished, this is the only way to maintain the absolute authority of “the Court”.MORE


Uncle Tom did a lot more for his race than Uncle Obama

Sep 29, 2011

In the current racial circus, the president of the United States, in addressing an assembly of upscale black professionals and political leaders, adopts the style of a Southern Baptist preacher of the 1960s. He alters his cadences and delivery to both berate and gin up the large audience — posing as a messianic figure who will “march” them out to speak truth to power. In response, the omnipresent Rep. Maxine Waters goes public yet again, to object that the president has no right to rally blacks in this way, when he does not adopt similar tones of admonishment with Jews and gays. (Should Obama try to emulate the way he thinks gays and Jews talk in his next address to them?)

Hope-and-change has now sunk into little more than a tawdry spectacle of racial spoils, as the president of the United States desperately cobbles together squabbling special-interest racial, ethnic, and gender groups in lieu of restoring the nation’s prosperity. Before the age of Obama, I don’t recall that some members of the Black Caucus were so ready to invite political opponents to “go straight to hell,” or to allege that they were veritable murderers eager to lynch blacks and restore slavery. MORE


They're not in jail because they're in on it

Sep 29, 2011

Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer.

"Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail," he said.  "That's your whole story right there.  Hell, you don't even have to write the rest of it.  Just write that."

I put down my notebook. "Just that?"

"That's right," he said, signaling to the waitress for the check. "Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail.  You can end the piece right there."

Nobody goes to jail. This is the mantra of the financial-crisis era, one that saw virtually every major bank and financial company on Wall Street embroiled in obscene criminal scandals that impoverished millions and collectively destroyed hundreds of billions, in fact, trillions of dollars of the world's wealth — and nobody went to jail. Nobody, that is, except Bernie Madoff, a flamboyant and pathological celebrity con artist, whose victims happened to be other rich and famous people.MORE


This is so wacko, I can't even think of a headline

Sep 29, 2011

In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls.

It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate “food insecure households” by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Incidentally, the program was recently changed to SNAP to eliminate the stigma that comes with a name like food stamps. Just a few months ago the federal agency that administers the program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to recruit more food-stamp participants even though the number of recipients has skyrocketed in the last few years.

This week Oregon officials bragged that the USDA has given the state $5 million in “performance bonuses” for ensuring that people eligible for food benefits receive them and for its “swift processing of applications.” The money comes on the heels of a separate $1.5 million award from the feds for making “accurate payments of food stamp benefits to clients.” So welfare recipients are clients? .MORE


The Obama Code

Sep 29, 2011

"When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were instinctively, to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink." -- George Orwell, "Politics and the English language"

Last weekend, President Obama gave a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus. It would have passed largely unnoticed into the giant, gaseous cloud of accumulated Obama speeches that hangs somewhere above Washington had it not been for an Associated Press reporter dutifully doing his job.


Nice car company you got, Ford

Sep 29, 2011

In a single day this week, the Obama administration managed to chill the free market, stomp all over the First Amendment and -- once again -- bend Detroit’s auto industry to its political will.

Not bad for a day’s work.

For the past few weeks, Ford has been airing spots on TV and online showing the owner of an F-150 pickup truck declaring his disdain for companies that took a government bailout in 2009 to stay afloat.


Gutless companies allow minority of a few freaks to intimidate them

Sep 28, 2011
In yet another example of liberal intolerance, big companies across the nation are being targeted by those on the Left for their affiliations with Christian groups that are opposed to gay marriage.

The Blaze explains: "Massive retailers like Apple, Microsoft, Netflix and Wal-Mart have a relationship with an Internet marketer called the Charity Giveback Group (CGBG). When CGBG brings customers to retailers’ web sites, the marketer gets commission for the sales that are made. This, of course, is a common occurrence in the e-commerce world.... A portion of the commission that retailers pay out is donated to the buyers’ charity of choice. On the list of potential recipients are Christian organizations like the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family — groups that oppose gay marriage."


Gassing Up: Why America's Future Job Growth Lies In Traditional Energy Industries

Sep 28, 2011
In his new book, The Coming Jobs War, Gallup CEO James Clifton defines what he calls an "all-out global war for good jobs." Clifton envisions a world-wide struggle for new, steady employment, with the looming threat of "suffering, instability, chaos and eventually revolution" for those who fail to secure new economic opportunities.

Now the Germans know what the American citizens think of this joke of an Administration

Sep 28, 2011

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble said it would be a folly to boost the EU's bail-out machinery (EFSF) beyond its €440bn lending limit by deploying leverage to up to €2 trillion, perhaps by raising funds from the European Central Bank.

"I don't understand how anyone in the European Commission can have such a stupid idea. The result would be to endanger the AAA sovereign debt ratings of other member states. It makes no sense," he said.

Mr Schauble told Washington to mind its own businesss after President Barack Obama rebuked EU leaders for failing to recapitalise banks and allowing the debt crisis to escalate to the point where it is "scaring the world".

"It's always much easier to give advice to others than to decide for yourself. I am well prepared to give advice to the US government," he said.


Probably the only true definition of the word "Peace"

Sep 27, 2011
"Peace is that brief, glorious moment in history
when everybody stands around reloading".
--Thomas Jefferson

Just look at what the Democrats have done for your state, West Virginia

Sep 27, 2011
Despite its culturally conservative character and populace of white, blue-collar voters, West Virginia has proven a tough nut to crack for Republicans outside of presidential races.

Democratic stances on culture and coal proved insurmountable for Al Gore, John Kerry, and Barack Obama, but most of West Virginia’s own Democrats are adept at distancing themselves from the national party when needed.


They probably agree on more than they disagree on...

Sep 27, 2011
Cuba's Fidel Castro blasted Barack Obama's speech to the United Nations as "gibberish" on Monday, saying the US president used a rambling address to justify the "unjustifiable."

In his first published column since July, the 85-year-old revolutionary icon slammed US and NATO intervention in Libya as "monstrous crimes" and said Obama -- whom he called the "yankee president" -- used a bully pulpit at the UN General Assembly last week to try and sway global opinion.


Explaining Warren's folly on taxing the "rich"

Sep 26, 2011

President Obama has unveiled his so-called deficit reduction plan.  Besides spending cuts that aren’t really cuts, he has proposed ending the Bush-era tax cuts for individuals making $200,000 (couples $250,000) or more and an additional surtax on those earning a million or more.  The President’s argument for the surtax is that no millionaire should pay a lower tax rate than his or her secretary. (Obama calls this the “Buffett Rule” for reasons to be explained below.)  This is part of a more general claim that the rich need to “pay their fair share.” He denies this is “class warfare,” but only “simple math.”  By taxing the rich, he says, we can raise sufficient revenue to significantly reduce the deficit and debt.

Let’s put the “Tax-the-Rich Truth Squad” on the case and see how Obama’s claims hold up.  We’ll start with the claim that millionaires pay lower rates than their secretaries. This debate started when legendary investor Warren Buffett claimed that the rate he paid on his income last year — 17.4 percent — was about half what his secretary paid.

Defining “Income”

Part of the problem here is in how you define “income” and the relevant “rate.”  Buffett pays himself a very low salary, but earns a great deal of income in capital gains from his speculative activity.  Those gains are indeed taxed at a lower rate — 15 percent — than his secretary’s top rate of 30 percent or more.  The reason the capital-gains rate is so low is that those gains are taxed first at the corporate level — at  35 percent — before being taxed again as Buffett’s income at 15 percent.  In addition, it’s not clear what Buffett included in his secretary’s taxes and income. MORE

We are getting safer by the day, sort of like getting a condom put over our bodies for protection

Sep 26, 2011

Here’s a small note about the FDA that hasn’t received too much attention in the news:

Senate Appropriators Pass $50M FDA Budget Increase, Mainly For Food Law. The Senate appropriations panel cleared the fiscal 2012 FDA budget bill late Wednesday (Sept. 7) to boost FDA funding by $50 million beyond this year’s level, with the bulk of the additional money targeting implementation of the new food safety law and leaving the medical product portfolio with nominal changes ahead of user fee negotiations next year.

Unknown to many, Benito Obamalini’s budget included a 5-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending, except that the FDA obtained a $50M boost, and that is just the beginning for the fed’s stepped-up enforcement of its Food Tyranny Act.

On order to prepare scientists around the world to submit to the U.S. policy on all things food, a U.S. government lab in the heart of the Washington, D.C. statist sewer is already training international scientists in “food safety”: the International Food Safety Training Laboratory. A comment from a manager at the lab:

“The United States is not imposing its methods on other countries,” she added. “There is really a grander goal of harmonization of techniques.” MORE

None dare call it "THEFT"

Sep 26, 2011
Most workers must retire from their jobs before getting retirement benefits. But Thomas used a one-sentence law that he and his colleagues passed in 2002 to let legislators receive a
taxpayer-funded pension instead of a salary after serving for 30 years.
Thomas' $32,390 annual retirement benefit — paid for the rest of his life — is more than triple the $10,400 salary he gave up. His pension exceeds the salary because of another perk: Lawmakers voted to count their expenses in the salary used to calculate their pensions.
No other South Carolina state workers get those perks.
Since January 2005, Thomas, a Republican, has made $148,435 more than a legislative salary would have paid, his financial-disclosure records show. At least four other South Carolina lawmakers are getting pensions instead of salaries, netting an extra $292,000 since 2005, records show. MORE

Today's puzzle

Sep 26, 2011
I was born in one country, raised in another. My father was born in another country. I was not his only child. He fathered several children with numerous women. > 
I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me. My mother died at an early age from cancer. Later in life, questions arose over my real name.  My birth records were sketchy and no one was able to
produce a legitimate,  reliable birth certificate. 
I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely  accepted in my country, but 
I practiced nontraditional beliefs & didn't follow Christianity, except in the  public eye under scrutiny. >  
I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself  as someone who really cared about them.  That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and I  embarked on a new career. I wrote about my struggles growing up. It was clear to those who read my  memoirs that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a  child.  I became active in local politics in my 30's then with help behind the scenes, I 
literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40's.  They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything. That  reinforced my conceit.  I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history, and no experience in  leading a single organization. Yet I was a powerful speaker, and citizens were  drawn to me as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.  I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances. This bolstered my  ego. 
> At first, my political campaign focused on my country's foreign policy. I was  very critical of my country in the last war and seized every opportunity to bash  my country.  But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country's  economy. I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better and 
every poor person would be fed & housed for free.    knew which group was responsible for getting us into this
 mess. It was the  free market, banks & corporations. I decided to start making citizens hate them  and if they 're envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.  I called mine "A People's Campaign" and that sounded good to all people.  I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path  of politics & was able to gain widespread popular support.  I knew that, if I merely offered the people 'hope,' together we could change  our country and the world.  So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include "persecuted minorities" like the Jews. My  true views were not widely known & I needed to keep them unknown, until after I  became my nation's leader.  I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I  really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined those people I associated with.  I'm glad they didn't. Then I became the most powerful man in the world. And the
world learned the truth. 
Who am I? 


Barak Obama?  No way!

Obama's 'Hate the Rich' Campaign

Sep 26, 2011

In his so-called jobs speeches, Obama exploits class envy shrouded in fairness.  President Obama continues to escalate his divisive assault on achievers, purposely pitting Americans against each other.

Obama's "Hate the Rich" campaign appeals to our lower nature and encourages the sin of covetousness.  If Obama's despicable campaign proves successful, it will be a sad commentary about who we have become as a people and how far we have fallen as Americans.


The Economy Needs a Regulation Time-Out

Sep 26, 2011
Last year, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to a company that sells packaged walnuts. Believe it or not, the federal government claimed the walnuts were being marketed as a drug. So Washington ordered the company to stop telling consumers about the health benefits of walnuts.
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