Friday, January 30, 2015

Independents now outnumber Republicans, Democrats; Americans awaken to the two-party system scam

For years, they have been sought after by both major parties as the one political demographic that could swing national elections in their favor, and going forward into 2016 and beyond, voters who identify themselves as neither Republican nor Democrat, but as "independent," will become even more important.

That's because the number of independents has grown dramatically in recent years -- so much so that now they outnumber voters who describe themselves as belonging to one of the two primary parties. It's a sign, say political scientists, that more voters are becoming frustrated with a "two-party system" in which they see little difference between choices.

Obama budget to include $1 billion for Central America

President Barack Obama's budget will include $1 billion in new aid for Central America as part of a broad effort to address the unaccompanied child migration crisis, Democratic congressional aides told Reuters on Thursday.
The White House is due to unveil its fiscal 2016 budget on Monday.
The arrival in the United States last year of tens of thousands of illegal migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador - including more than 60,000 children traveling without their parents - caused widespread alarm in the country, and a political problem for Obama as he pushed Congress for a sweeping reform of U.S. immigration laws.
Central American leaders had asked the United States for billions of dollars in aid to improve conditions in their countries and help stem the flow of would-be immigrants.

The fall of Europe: Why the European Union is teetering on the brink

Not long after the Berlin Wall fell a quarter of a century ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States squandered its peace dividend in an attempt to maintain global dominance, and Europe quietly became more prosperous, more integrated, and more of a player in international affairs. Between 1989 and 2014, the European Union (EU) practically doubled its membership and catapulted into third place in population behind China and India. It currently boasts the world’s largest economy and also heads the list of global trading powers. In 2012, the EU won the Nobel Peace Prize for transforming Europe “from a continent of war to a continent of peace.”
In the competition for “world’s true superpower,” China loses points for still having so many impoverished peasants in its rural hinterlands and a corrupt, illiberal bureaucracy in its cities; the United States, for its crumbling infrastructure and a hypertrophied military-industrial complex that threatens to bankrupt the economy. As the only equitably prosperous, politically sound, and rule-of-law-respecting superpower, Europe comes out on top, even if — or perhaps because — it doesn’t have the military muscle to play global policeman.
And yet, for all this success, the European project is currently teetering on the edge of failure. Growth is anemic at best and socio-economic inequality is on the rise. The countries of Eastern and Central Europe, even relatively successful Poland, have failed to bridge the income gap with the richer half of the continent. And the highly indebted periphery is in revolt. 

Unbelievable Admission By The White House Chief of Staff

This item highlights just how arrogant but absolutely wrong Obama and his acolytes really are.  If you think they are looking out for you I am sorry to say but you are very, very wrong.  White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough appeared on Bob Schieffer’s Face the Nation Sunday morning and made "... the shocking and yet not so shocking pronouncement about the war on terror…For almost 15 years now we Americans have become conditioned to the idea that we are in a state of perpetual battle with the forces of radical Islam, which use terrorism as their primary means of combat. We’ve been calling this fight ‘the war on terror’ since 2001… so when McDonough strides up and says ‘we don’t call it that because it’s weird’ (that’s my translation of his quote), forgive me if it just reminds me of how full of themselves the Obama administration is."

And documents released by a FOIA request reveal that Hillary's State Department lied during the whole Benghazi mess.  The fact is that they knew from the beginning that it was a terrorists attack.  BUT, it was important to cover the truth with a lie to ensure Obama's reelection.  As I have said before, heads must roll.  Hillary & Obama are in deep trouble.  They both lied and forced others to lie for purely political reasons.
I would add the Republican leadership to the list of elitist politicians that are liars, wrong, even charlatans.   For example Speaker Boehner and Senate Leader Mitchell.  Here is a summary of the chicanery they have been up to.

I will also add that it is my belief that a vast majority of all politicians fit the mold of self-serving, money grubbing, deceitful, egotistical and elitist abusers of the citizenry they are supposed to serve.  The state of our union is in very, very poor hands.

George Burns

What He Does & Says

The attitude Obama demonstrated during his recent State of the Union speech portends a dismal two years before he leaves office.  This succinct article suggests why.  Quote: "Obama has effectively slammed the door on his last two years in office. In last week’s State of the Union, he explicitly, implicitly, and thoroughly rebuffed everyone who does not agree with him. In contrast to what many have said, his dismissal went beyond being partisan to being personal."

Quote: " Three explanations dominate speculation about what Obama is up to. The first is that he's trying to lay the groundwork for his successor, presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. The second is that he's trying to pad his legacy. The third is that he's trying to "troll" or bait the GOP into debating his agenda rather than pursuing its own. All are plausible, and none necessarily contradicts the others."

This not only implicates Hillary and by extension Obama in the Benghazi cover-up but the article identifies further witnesses that should be immediately called before the Benghazi committee before they can further suppress and/or alter and get their individual stories coordinated to obfuscate the facts.   Quote: "“Additional delays will only give the obstructionists in the Obama White House, the State Department and the Democrats in Congress time to thwart the efforts of the select committee,” Vallely said. “Gowdy needs to call immediately former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Obama administration CIA Director General David Petraeus and former director of both the CIA and the Department of Defense Leon Panetta, as well as General Dempsey, the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”

This illustrates just how far to the left the Democratic party has gone.  When the Communist party wants to work with them you know that what Obama has done/is doing are things they like.   Quote: "The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals."

As you read this remember that the author used to be a hard leftist.

Another example of the dirty tactics undertaken by the current administration.  Quote: ""It matters not that when caught government promises to dial back, or that James Rosen gets an apology, the message has already been received: If you cross this administration with perfectly accurate reporting they don't like, you will be attacked and punished. You and your sources will be subjected to the kind of surveillance devised for enemies of the state."

Uh Oh!  Looks like Obama's replacement will continue in Holder's path.  All indications are she will be confirmed anyway.  She confirmed that she believes illegals have a "right" to jobs in America regardless get her legally or not.  She must not have read the Constitution lately either.

George Burns

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What They Do & Say

The lawless one is at it again.  He really does act like a dictator.

But some states are fighting back against his continuous overreach and oppressive tactics. 

Remember when President Obama accused Mitt Romney of being a flip-flopper?  Well as you already know Obama has flip-flopped countless times.  Here is an accounting of his latest.  During his state of the union he proposed taxing 529 savings accounts.  529's are currently tax free.  It's purpose is to help the middle class save money for their kids college.  He now wants to tax 529 accounts.  Obama championed the bill when in the Senate.  Like his stance on so many other matters his view of the situation must have evolved.  He obviously now knows the government needs the money more than middle class kids who want to go to college.  At least that is his rationale.

This item is so right.  Quote: "This administration completely fails to understand justified Israeli concerns about an Iranian nuclear program. In his rush to do something “historic,” Obama has abandoned good sense. He wants to be remembered as a grand peacemaker. He wants the history books to regard him as worthy of that Nobel Peace Prize he won out of the starting gate. And he’s going to do so by weakening America, exposing Israel to danger, and all-but-ignoring the growing threat of Islamic radicalism."

Can you understand the Democrats position on the Keystone pipeline?   They say they say they are for jobs but do everything possible to stop them from being created.

George Burns

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Income Inequality? Americans Savers Treated Like Dogs

One of the hot political topics these days is income inequality, but one of the groups of Americans that’s the most mistreated by Washington DC is the millions of Americans who have responsibly saved for their retirement.
When I entered the investment business as a stock broker at Merrill Lynch in the 1980s, savers could routinely get 7-9% on their money with riskless CDs and short-term Treasury bonds.

In fact, I sold multimillions of dollars’ worth of 16-year zero-coupon Treasury bonds at the time. Zero-coupon bonds are debt instruments that don’t pay interest (a coupon) but is instead traded at a deep discount, rendering profit at maturity when the bond is redeemed for its full face value.
At the time, long-term interest rates were at 8%, so the zero-coupon Treasury bonds that I sold cost $250 each but matured at $1,000 in 16 years. A government-guaranteed quadruple! 

CBO Now Says 10 Mil Will Lose Employer Health Plans Under ObamaCare

The Congressional Budget Office now says ObamaCare will push 10 million off employer-based coverage, a tenfold increase from its initial projection. The "keep your plan" lie just gets bigger and bigger.
The latest CBO report is supposed to be a big win for the Obama administration because the projected costs are 20% below what the CBO first projected in 2010.
But the CBO report also shows that ObamaCare will be far more disruptive to the employer-based insurance market, while being far less effective at cutting the ranks of the uninsured, than promised.
Thanks to ObamaCare, the CBO now expects that 10 million workers will lose their employer-based coverage by 2021.
This finding stands in sharp contrast to earlier CBO projections, which at one point suggested ObamaCare would increase the number of people getting coverage through work, at least in its early years.

Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama

As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending by Reuters.
Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi.
By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing states like Ohio dropped by 25 percent.

And This Is His Signature Piece of Legislation

I need not say anything.  Just read the quote: "It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law, the Congressional Budget Office revealed on Monday.  The number comes from figures buried in a 15-page section of the nonpartisan organization's new ten-year budget outlook."   Can you say bankrupting the people and our nation?  

George Burns

About Science

Did anyone tell this to President Obama?  Quote:  "The Earth may be heading towards a mini-ice age period, which is similar to what was observed in the 17th century,” Aundhkar said. “During the time, the sunspots on the Sun were absent. This led to a drop in northern hemisphere temperature by 2-3 degrees. The current scenario is almost the same. Such climatic conditions might affect the agricultural pattern and health and trigger disasters in the worst scenario.”   I guess Obama didn't get the word.  More likely he did not listen.  He knows best.

It is not science when someone hypes a weather event and claims it occurred because of global warming without any basis at all.  Global warming advocates should be really embarrassed that so many such claims occur.  Another,

In January 2015 NASA and NOAA announced with fanfare that according to their calculations 2014 was the warmest year 1880.  But they just recently had to offer up a caveat to their announcement.  They forgot tell us their confidence level is a whopping "38%" that 2014 was the warmest since 1880.  I think with 90% certainty that they were trying to pull the wool over our eyes hoping no one would want to know their confidence level.  They are after all scientists and, as everyone knows, scientists never try to deceive.

Psychiatry has been challenged a number of time for being completely if not a partially suspect science.  The criticism for its use of loose representations of mental illnesses is under attack.  Quote: "ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors."  And "For years, even psychiatrists have been blowing the whistle on this hazy crazy process of “research.”  Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these “disorders,” are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money."  And "Long after the DSM-IV had been put into print, Dr. Frances [its lead psychiatrist] talked to Wired’s Greenberg and said the following:  “There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.”

George Burns

Random Items

This makes perfect sense to me.  The president thought his policies were the reason for the news.  But he was wrong.  It was his policies that inhibited employment.  When that stopped things picked up. Quote: "The new new working paper found that the expiration of benefits was responsible for the creation of over 1.8 million jobs. Nearly 1 million of those jobs were created by workers who would have otherwise stayed out of the labor force if unemployment benefits had been extended. Overall, almost 3 million jobs were created in 2014."

If this is true, the man is not only a vindictive being but also is totally out of control.  Quote: "A consulting firm almost entirely composed of former staffers of President Obama’s re-election campaign has been hired to run an election effort in Israel aimed at defeating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."

Even his own party does not want Obama to have this power.  If past performance is an indicator of future results concerns by both parties are certainly merited.  Quote: "Congressional Democrats have strongly supported President Obama's use of executive authority — but there is one power that many don’t want him to have.  Liberals are waging a vigorous fight against Obama’s push for expanded trade power, fearing it would lead to trade deals that favor corporate interests over American workers."  

As usual if it is a bad idea California leads the way.  This time California government directs DMV to ignore identity thefts by illegals. Quote: "The policy, issued last year and effective as of Jan. 1, 2015, directs DMV investigators to overlook identity theft by applicants “who may have attempted to obtain or been issued a license or ID card previously through submission of false information.”

Regarding free speech.  It is okay for some but not others.  Quote: "Some Democrats, stung by rejection by the voters, want to revise and tame speech, too. If persuasion won’t work, maybe compulsion will. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, unhappy with decisions of the Supreme Court, has proposed amending the Constitution to give the government the power and right to “regulate” political speech."

This is well worth pondering.  The Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles recently noted that "The right to life, as we know, is the foundation of every other right and liberty and the true foundation of justice and peace in society," he said. "If the child in the womb has no right to be born, if the sick and the old have no right to be taken care of, then there is no solid foundation to defend anyone's human rights."

George Burns

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blocking Obama's Agenda Created 1.8 Million Jobs in 2014

Unemployment: A new study finds that 60% of the jobs gained last year were due to the fact that Republicans managed to block one of President Obama's key "middle class economics" policies in Congress.
Let's dial the clock back to December 2013. At that point, 1.3 million faced an end to the federal unemployment benefits that Congress had extended repeatedly in the wake of the recession.
Obama predicted doom if this were to happen: "Economists have said failing to extend unemployment benefits is going to have a drag on economic growth for next year." Unemployment insurance, he said, is "one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy."
Obama's Council of Economic Advisers projected 240,000 jobs would be lost in 2014 should Obama not get his way. His favorite economist, Paul Krugman, raged about how Republican opposition was evidence of "the GOP's desire to punish the unemployed."

Meet The New Bubble: The U.S. Dollar

The U.S. dollar is the single most powerful herd dynamic in global financial markets today. And financial markets are unlikely to let a good bubble go to waste, emerging market asset manager the Ashmore Group said in a report on Monday.
Between now and the return of inflation in 2016, investors are likely to continue to pour into dollar assets — from securities to real estate.  Meet the new bubble: the American greenback.
“The current strength of the dollar is evidently a bubble,” says Jan Dehn, an economist with the Ashmore Group, a fixed income manager with around $70 billion under management.  The dollar obeys short-term flow dynamics, while ignoring fundamental arguments.  ”If you doubt that the dollar is a bubble, ask yourself this question: when was the last time you met someone who was not bullish the dollar?” 

What They Do & Say

If this is true, the Benghazi mess will only get worse.

Another item, if true, that demonstrates Obama tactics to save "his" face.  Quote: " Bowe Bergdahl left his post.  There has been testimony and investigation as to why. A report has been written based on that testimony and investigation.  That report now sits in a drawer of Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl."  And "Were five terrorists traded for a deserter?  Oh, for the sunlight and transparency so promised."

Why is it the media plays games with the news?  In this case they now deny any "no go" zone exist after reporting on their existence for years. 

Does this make sense to you?  Quote: "“In the world’s eyes, nearly everything is becoming permissible. Gay marriage, polyamory, pornography — you name it — is being pushed early and often,” read the conference’s handbook. “We have been given God’s incredible gift of marriage. It is a gift to be cherished, promoted and defended!”   And this?

Destruction of wholesome positive organizations or turning them into images of their lifestyle their game.  What a shame.

Doing the wrong thing over and over again does not improve the outcome. Quote: "President Obama's continued efforts to extend unemployment insurance kept the nation's unemployment rate high long after the recession ended, according to a new economic study."

More about the unjust Department of Justice.   Quote: "One of the recently unsealed documents, a Dec. 1 opinion by Judge Allegra, finally explains why in October the judge voided his original decision, made in August, to award Dobyns $173,000. (He later reversed his decision to void the judgment, which still stands.) The reason: The judge believed that Justice Department attorneys had “committed fraud on the court.”

President Obama traded 5 terrorists for one Sergeant.  And, that man is now being charged with desertion.  Ask yourself this question.  Did Obama do what he did for domestic show or to aid and abet the
enemy.  He knew at the time of the trade that Sergeant Bergdahl was suspected by the Army as being a deserter.  But he made the trade anyway.  

This should make you want to scream.  Another money grabbing tax the people scheme conjured up by federal government progressives.  As if the government does not already confiscate far too much of our

Democrats are not the only ones who seek to control the news government wants you to know.  This Republican governor wants to do the same thing and intends to start his own state run media
outlet.  Quote:  "Pence’s plan for a state-run media seems pretty Soviet. It reeks of propagandized self-interest. Undoubtedly, it will be little more than a PR-spin-factory for Administration centric “news” stories. Moreover, it is a patently ludicrous idea in today’s age of democratized information, citizen journalism, and calls for government transparency. In short, Pence’s plan is a ridiculous exercise in taxpayer funded propaganda."  The people who do this are progressives regardless of political party.

Finally, evidence of the Benghazi cover-up is being exposed.  Quote: "I’ve always believed that the Benghazi cover-up was about two presidential campaigns – the Obama re-election effort and Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign. I have little doubt that the State Department is protecting Hillary Clinton with this latest cover-up,” he asserted.  Even after the Benghazi attack, the Obama re-election campaign maintained its narrative that al-Qaida was on the run. The boast would have been impossible to sustain had the State Department told the truth about the terrorist attack in documents such as the emergency warning for U.S. citizens." 

George Burns

What The Federal Government Should Do & Say

The White House and Members of Congress should follow the lead of Texas.  Quote: "The Texas story is a successful trial of sound conservative economics. While the rest of the country has slowly muddled through a recovery hampered by Obama’s liberal policies, Texas has forged its own path. With a winning combination of low taxes and limited government, the state has shown liberals that this responsible approach to the economy is one that works. Sure, they deny it; they say that Texas is an anomaly whose lessons cannot be grafted onto a neighboring state. But while the specifics certainly can’t be, the fundamental principles are universal."  

George Burns

What They Say and Do

I hate harping on this but it reinforces so much of what I have stressed in notes over the past several years.  The point is that the President and Democrats have constantly complained that Republicans are the obstructionist that cause nothing to get done in Washington.  The truth is that the REAL obstructionists are Democrats.  The two key players in the obstructionist game were Obama and Reid.  With both of these guys you cannot go by what they say.  You must go by what they do.  And for them the two things are definitely different.

This item provides a disturbing video of Ferguson looters at work but "What makes the situation even crazier (if possible) is that liberals are actually complaining about the police decision to release this video."   Liberal policies prompted this disaster and now that the evidence of those policies is clear they don't want people to know their consequences. 

This is what a Democrat has to say about Obama's policies towards Iran.  Note the friendliness displayed in the picture at the end of the piece.  That says it all. 

Hopefully the Supreme Court gets it right this time.  This item provides an excellent summary of the Obamacare illegalities committed by the president multiple times.

Obama's rule is do as I say. Not as I do.  He walks all over Congress, ignore them, writes his own laws, conducts business in secret, etc. but they, according to him, cannot act as an equal but separate branch of government as detailed in the Constitution.  His view is that they must get his permission before inviting a foreign leader to speak in Congressional chambers.  White House insiders say "...the administration is fuming over the Israeli leader’s plans to go before U.S. lawmakers in March regarding the possibility of stepping up sanctions against Iran. In fact, one unnamed Obama official has reportedly threatened retaliation, saying Netanyahu will pay “a price” if he dares to appeal directly to the senators and representatives."  What childish behavior.

This is a really good use of tax payer money don't you think?   and more. 

Talk about hubris..."The irony here is that Pelosi was in a similar position in 2007 when she met with Syrian President Bashar Assad. "We came in friendship, hope, and determined that the road to Damascus is a road to peace," Pelosi told reporters."  And, "Given that insurgents were crossing from Syria into Iraq to fight U.S. troops, President George W. Bush considered Pelosi's adventure in diplomacy "counterproductive." But with public approval of the Iraq War in the toilet, the San Francisco Democrat's visit was popular with the liberal base. Pelosi's Damascus sit-down was good politics, if dubious policy."

George Burns

The Dire State of Our Nation

No matter what the politicians might say about how great America is, the fact is that the nation seems to be imploding. Consider the following facts:
Our government is massively in debt. Currently, the national debt is somewhere in the vicinity of $18 trillion. More than a third of our debt is owned by foreign countries, namely China and Japan.
Our education system is abysmal. Despite the fact that we spend more than most of the world on education ($115,000 per student), we rank 36th in the world when it comes to math, reading and science, far below most of our Asian counterparts. Even so, we continue to insist on standardized programs such as Common Core, which teach students to be test-takers rather than thinkers.
Our homes provide little protection against government intrusions. Police agencies, already empowered to crash through your door if they suspect you’re up to no good, now have radars that allow them to “see” through the walls of your home. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Who Governs?

Over 40 years ago as a college sophomore, I read with pleasure some of Robert Dahl’s works on the functioning of American democracy. The books themselves have left my possession long ago, but I have warm recollections of the precision and elegance of Dahl’s arguments. They were an antidote to the SDS/Marxist theory of a corporate oligarchy which controlled America, a notion of American society then still influential on elite campuses, but one which, as the revolutionary ’60s burned out and gave way to the ’70s, had begun to seem jejune if not actually apologetic for communist brutality.
Essentially—and I am relying on Wikipedia and not memory—Dahl contended that the United States was a polyarchy, a plural society where discrete formal and informal power structures competed and compromised over political outcomes. It wasn’t perfect democracy, but it was more than decent by historical and comparative standards. Today left-wing analyses are better remembered, C. Wright Mill’s interlocking Power Elite, and William Domhoff’s series of works, depicting American society in the iron grip of a mostly malevolent and self-serving WASP ruling establishment. I’m sure those works have been superseded, and am not certain that anyone even talks about Robert Dahl anymore, though he was president of the American Political Science Association and a highly regarded figure at Yale. 

Larry Summers: Europe, US on Brink of Deflationary Spiral for Next Decade

Both Europe and the United States are on the brink of a "deflationary spiral," with Europe's economic morass possibly lingering for a decade,  former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has warned.

The European Central Bank (ECB)'s 1.1 trillion euro ($1.23 billion) quantitative easing (QE) program represents a positive step, but won't be enough to repair the damaged eurozone economy, said Summers, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"Europe is on the brink of a deflationary spiral that could be gravely threatening to the process of growing standards of living, not for a year, but for a decade," he recently told Bloomberg TV.  "Europe is lagging relative to every other region of the world. And the situation is getting worse."

In a deflationary spiral, households and firms cut spending while they wait for prices to fall further, causing the economy to slump, according to the Guardian.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hard Hitting, To The Point & Right On

Don't tell me the president has an understanding of economics, fiscal responsibility, governing or anything close to common sense.  His policies have put us on a fast track path to fiscal and societal destruction.  These two items puts the facts on the table for all to see. 

George Burns

About The Racial Divide

This is so sad but so true.  Quote: "In fact, a quick Google search will yield thousands of results claiming the mantel of moral superiority in the name of Democrats. The Left’s self-righteous proclamation of compassion is matched only by their insatiable eagerness to twist history. It was the Republican Party – the party established on the abolitionist platform – that passed the Civil Rights acts of 1866 and 1875. The founders of the NAACP were all registered Republicans. Dwight Eisenhower (a Republican) is the president who sent troops to Arkansas to de-segregate schools. Republicans carried the Civil Rights acts of the ‘50s and 60’s to the President’s desk. Richard Nixon wrote the US commission on Civil Rights in 1975. It was George W Bush who appointed more minorities to his cabinet than any President before him."

Quote: "As long as the Race Grievance Industry continues to impose its divisive agenda without significant pushback, cops will be expected to blow kisses at armed threats instead of blowing the threats away.  And as race relations decay, the Race Grievance Industry will easily peddle its other nefarious schemes; namely, the Theory of Tolerability, which it privately endorses but won’t publicly acknowledge. The Theory of Tolerability translates as White Victim + Black Culprit = Payback, and it's occurring steadily across the country."

I'm sorry but the people on MSNBC can at times be truly disgusting.

You will find this to be an interesting piece dealing with Al Sharpton's past behavior as a shake down artist and his cowardice when required to debate hard facts instead of his lame claims.     As the author of the article says this is a made up controversy by a well known racist.

This may be over-reach on my part but I think it is not too much of a stretch to lay the permissiveness of this type of behavior at the feet of the President, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Eric Holder.  Instead of trying to instill civility into the situation they have by both words and deeds exacerbated the growing racial divide.

Speaking of Al Sharpton this black Milwaukie sheriff says "I don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of the mouth of Al Sharpton,” Sheriff Clarke said, Mediaite reported. “We know he is a charlatan. Al Sharpton ought to go back into the gutter he came from. The police officer is owed a lot from him, Eric Holder and the president of the United States.” 

Dr. Ben Carson says todays race related protests and riots violate the very dearly held principles held by Martin Luther King, Jr and his peaceful civil rights movement.  Those who today promote divisiveness instead of civil disobedience are diabolically opposite of what King's vision that the measure of a man is his character; not the color of his skin.

George Burns

The Consequences Of Being A Welfare State

Quote: "Between 1983 and 2012, the population increased by almost 83 million — and people accepting means-tested benefits increased by 67 million. So, for every 100-person increase in the population there was an 80-person increase in the recipients of means-tested payments. Food stamp recipients increased from 19 million to 51 million — more than the combined populations of 24 states. What has changed? Not the portion of the estimated population below the poverty line (15.2 percent in 1983; 15 percent in 2012). Rather, poverty programs have become untethered from the official designation of poverty: In 2012, more than half the recipients were not classified as poor but accepted being treated as needy."   The progressive policies that promote dependence on government through their multitudes of programs that hand out government sanctioned but taxpayer funded goodies is the core reason we have the problems we have today.  These programs are popular with Democrat and even some Republican voters.  That is the ulterior motive of progressivism. 

George Burns


As you read this item remember this was one of the wonderful healthcare models the Democrats told us they modeled Obamacare after.  Quote: "According to Professor Bruce Keogh, the medical director of NHS England, the country’s universal healthcare is in dire straits. Struggling with increasing demands, the NHS is “not fit for the future,” and may have to contemplate some tough decisions down the road, including the possibility of eliminating free healthcare altogether.   Disaster arrived early with Obamacare.

Quote:  "So, Democrats lied and fibbed to pass their reform. Now they are being forced to exaggerate and deceive in order to implement it… How exactly do you think this will end? Do you think everything will suddenly start panning out, prices will begin to drop, and the uninsured will flock to a working website so they can sign up for comprehensive (and “affordably” cheap) healthcare plans?  Or, do you think it will end up like its namesake in the White House: Ineffective, unpopular, and burdensome on the civilian economy?"

Yeh!  The IRS is now in charge of Obamacare.  Speaking of the multiple problems facing Obamacare the author writes "All of this mess was so that, to this time (prior to the 2014 enrollment period), 8.7 million people could be added to the Medicaid rolls and about three million Americans could lose their private insurance. 8.7 million people that are added to a system which already included 59 million people who could not find a doctor to serve them because of the meager reimbursement rates that exist."  And, "Let me remind you of two things. Having health insurance does not equate to having health care despite the pleading of the Obamacare supporters. Also, Obamacare did zero, zilch, nada, bupkis, zippo to increase the supply of health care providers. Makes you wonder why doctors were involved in drafting this law."

In his state of the union speech the President uttered a number of lies regarding Obamacare that he surely knows are lies.  Here are the facts.

This doctor says that Obamacare is a total disaster.  Quote: Speaking of the incomprehensible tax code exacerbated by Obamacare she says:  "I have some experience in dealing with codes and help lines. As a physician, not only do we confront the IRS yearly, but on a very personal and up front way we in private practice confront the Medicare/Medicaid codes. These codes flow over 150,000 pages – and that estimate was 10 years ago, before any of the Obamacare nightmare began to add to the volume. Like the IRS codes, we little people may not be able to comprehend (or even read) the code, but we are responsible for being in compliance with the codes or face penalties. And, just like the tax code, these penalties include fines, fines with triple damages, seizure of assets and jail time. A dentist who was charged with fraud under the Medicaid code spent nearly seven years in prison, including considerable time in solitary confinement. Finally, at the end of his ordeal, he was released – and the government could only show that the poor dentist had overcharged Medicaid by about $40."

A serious consequence of Obama's Obamacare highlighted by this medical organization.  Quote: "Following President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) put out a scathing press release critical of Obama’s healthcare strategy and the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obamacare.“The mood of the President, his cheering section in Congress, and his supporters in the media appeared to be euphoric,” states Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “This reflects a state of deep denial about the true state of our nation.”

George Burns

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Obama to the Nation: Debt, Debt and more Debt

"The shadow of crisis has passed," President Obama told us on Tuesday night. “The State of the Union is strong," he added. But is it really?
If you had accumulated a debt that is more than 20 times the size of your household income, would you say your household finances were in good shape? Well, that’s where we are as a country. Under about a dozen federal entitlement spending programs, we have made promises that we haven’t been willing to pay for. In the process, we are leaving an enormous financial burden for our children and grandchildren.
So what did the President propose to do about that problem? Basically leave well enough alone and add to it. As David Jackson reported:
Citing the legacy of programs like Social Security, Medicare and college aid, Obama told the GOP-led Congress that "middle-class economics works" and "these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don't get in the way."

Madame Hillary’s Foreign Policy Achilles’ Heel

Hillary Clinton’s serial foreign policy blunders over Libya, Syria, China, or otherwise as secretary of state should torpedo her presidential ambitions.
She stupidly scorned the foreign policy wisdom in the long-headed Farewell Addresses of Presidents George Washington and Dwight D. Eisenhower.  They warned against entanglements abroad and the influence of the military-industrial complex towards objectless wars.
Clinton, however, championed a virtually lunatic “humanitarian” conflict against Libya’s Col. Muammar Gaddafi, and a military entanglement to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that would strenghthen the Islamic State or the equally terrorist-minded Al-Nusra Front. 

Random Items

This economist spins myths promoting big government control of the economy that even causes those normally on his side of the ledger to wonder about his unsound musings and proclamations.   

Compare him to this guy. Here is an economist who, unlike Krugman, routinely makes sense out of economic non-sense.  

This mayor is unfit for the job she holds.  She is anything but a public servant.  She is in fact an advocate for her unique cause(s) and seeks to impose them on her constituents.

In contrast this is a mayor to be proud of.  Wish he was a mayor in our country.

This is item details results of restrictive rules of engagement imposed by the administration on military forces engaged in dangerous combat conditions.

You should find this interesting if not disturbing.  It is a blatant act of media censorship.

Truth be told lies kill.  There is a reason for saying and believing that our country is ruled by laws and not by men.  Quote: "That’s why our founders created a Constitution -- to keep in check what they knew was man’s propensity to do evil for his own self-aggrandizement and the benefit of his chosen constituents."  Sound familiar???

What arrogance and disrespect for the tax paying citizens of this nation. Quote: "Obama's plan raises taxes on families saving for college by eliminating the tax-free status of money withdrawn from a 529 savings accounts. "I was very surprised by the Obama 529 proposal because in many ways it is anti-middle class for families trying to afford college," founder Joe Hurley told The New York Times." 

Where does this president get off demanding others not do what he routinely does.  His practice is often to not consult with others before making decisions. And his decisions impact the lives and financial status of millions.  Here us another brief take on the issue.

George Burns

Unbelievable What They Do

Racheal Maddow has stooped to new lows.   It is truly amazing.  They lie, manipulate, propagandize.  Anything to make those who do not agree with them look bad and themselves look good.  They seemingly do not realize how bad their antics make them really look to anyone not under their spell.

He acted like his party won the election and the voters supported his failing policies.  For his state of the union address "Possibly no one in his staff had informed him that he had 90 fewer elected Democrats in his audience than has any other Democratic president in the past 90 years.  Or possibly his reality is so unbounded by voter action that he does not care."  My guess it is the possibility he raises is at play. Obama really does not care what citizens think, want or need.  Fulfilling his egotistical needs are the only thing he cares about.  To He## with the voting public who foot the bills he places on our backs.

Isn't it interesting the double standard.  Al Sharpton is a frequent visitor to the White House and an avid racist.  Nonetheless the Democrats love him even though he has a long record that establishes his  racism credentials.  President Obama even appointend him as his "civil rights" counselor.  How he gets a free pass by the left/progressives, I do not know.  In the meantime they display their hypocrisy by  lambasting a Republican congressman who "Back in 2002 when he was a Louisiana state representative, Steve Scalise gave some brief tax related remarks at a conference hosted by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization near New Orleans."  Some Democrats are demanding his resignation.   Leftist hypocrites seem to have forgotten that former Senator Robert Byrd was at one time an actual Klansman.  Nonetheless he was revered by the Democrats.

And I would like to use this link to point out that liberal/progressive hands are very dirty indeed is this racists game they are playing.  Quote: "As liberals excoriate Republican Congressman Steve Scalise for speaking to a group with a reported connection to David Duke, former KKK member, I’m reminded today—on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—of a moment that liberals will never dare acknowledge: a 1926 speech to the KKK by one of their most revered ideological darlings, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.  And, "Unlike Scalise, Sanger did not unwittingly speak to a group with a link (direct or indirect) to the KKK through a member. No, Margaret knowingly went directly to the Real McCoy—straight to the dragon’s mouth. In May 1926, a hopeful spring day, this progressive icon, this liberal hero, this founding mother of one of liberalism’s most sacred organizations, Planned Parenthood, an organization that liberals demand we fund with tax dollars, went directly to a KKK meeting and spoke at length to the faithful."  And, "Sanger was a passionate racial-eugenicist with a crowning vision for what she openly called “race improvement.” The Planned Parenthood founder lamented America’s “race of degenerates.”

Reality for these folks seems to now be kicking in.  But, as the author, says don't think it will make them change their tune. 

George Burns

Another Benghazi Cover-Up

Contrary to what the Obama administration had initially claimed in its public comments, top U.S. diplomatic officials knew the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, was under terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. This is big. In testimony before the U.S. House Oversight Committee on October 10, 2012, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charles Lamb let the cat out of the bag. Apparently, the agents within the Diplomatic Security Commander Center in Washington, D.C., knew that U.S. embassy personnel were under a terrorist attack from the moment it began.
Mr. Lamb told the congressional committee the Command Center knew in “real time” that a coordinated terrorist attack was underway against U.S. facilities in Benghazi. Moreover, it was clear to top officials within the Commander Center that the attack had no relationship to a controversial video. But this is not what U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said during an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press program on September 16, 2011. The Benghazi attack was “almost a copycat” of spontaneous demonstrations that erupted against U.S. facilities in Cairo, Egypt, in response to the video,” Rice said on the program. But her scenario is in conflict with Lamb’s testimony. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Incompetence or Arrogance or Both

President Obama has openly said he is smarter than his advisors.  This attitude has led to the numerous blunders of his administration.  Here is but one example.  Quote:  "As the allied bombing of Libya began in 2011, the Obama administration rejected an offer by Moammar Gadhafi to engage in negotiations to abdicate, according to a retired U.S. Navy officer who says he was prepared to broker the deal.  Instead, the U.S. decided to provide weapons to “rebels” consisting of al-Qaida-related local Libyan militia and members of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, contends retired Rear Adm. Chuck Kubic.  Kubic began email and telephone contact March 21, 2011, between Tripoli and AFRICOM in Stuttgart, Germany, to broker an offer by Gadhafi to engage in talks with the U.S. under a white flag of truce, according to testimony he provided the Citizens Commission on Benghazi."   More blunders followed, the consequential death of four Americans in Benghazi  and the ongoing disaster in Libya resulted.  The death of four Americans were killed while the president and Hillary diddled during an attack on the American compound in Benghazi.  That seems not to bother Hillary given her testimony to Congress when she said "What difference does it now make?"  And she wants to be our president???   No wonder an administration cover up followed.  

George Burns

Fed QE was $4trn over six years, passes QE baton to the ECB. BOJ and ECB spending a combined $1.5trn a year.

Fed’s $4 Trillion Holdings to Boost Growth Beyond End of QE
Quantitative easing may turn out to be a gift that keeps on giving for the U.S. economy.
As the Federal Reserve prepares to end its third round of bond buying next week, the central bank
plans to hang on to the record$4.48 trillion balance sheet it has accumulated since announcing the first round of purchases in November 2008. That will continue to keep a lid on borrowing costs, helping the Fed lift inflation closer to its target and providing support to a five-year expansion facing headwinds abroad, from war in the Mideast to slowing growth inEurope and China.
 The European Central Bank has expanded its asset purchase programme to €60bn a month – here is what strategists and other experts made of the move


Obama's Bloody Yemen Disaster

When President Obama declares something a "success story," you know it has "TOTAL FAILURE" embedded in its DNA.
Four months ago, America's King Midas in Reverse crowed about the fruits of his triumphant foreign policy in jihad-infested Yemen. A "light footprint" approach to counterterrorism operations, he claimed, was the most effective path to stability. In addition, Obama has shoveled nearly $1 billion in American tax-subsidized foreign aid to Yemen.
Four months later, Iran-backed Shia rebels seized a Yemeni presidential palace. The president and his entire cabinet tendered their resignations on Thursday, creating a vacuum that al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is ready and eager to fill. ISIS is gaining its own Sunni foothold in the Muslim terror-breeding ground. And while the JV team at the State Department dithers with hashtag games and selfies, adults at the Pentagon want to evacuate U.S. embassy personnel and other Americans before it's too late.