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MSNBC: Tim McVeigh was a Tea Partier

Posted by ColoradoPatriot at 8:35 pm - April 7, 2010.
Filed under: Media Bias

And have you seen this:

I’ll not bother to comment, as the clear bias and completely unsubtle insinuation speaks for itself: “Can McVeigh’s words help us understand today’s anti-government extremists?”

Paging Dr. Alinksy.

Anybody like to defend MSNBC?
(h/t, NewsBusters)

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)

Please, Please, PLEASE Let This Go Viral

A million thanks to commenter rodney for the following link:

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)

Catastropic US Jobs Picture
Or… ObamaDude, Where’s My Job?

This ASSociated Press story is mindboggling.  Not only because of the content, but because the AP writer was allowed to write it and it was published.  I guess sometimes the Kremlin does allow the truth to leak out.  I have to wonder why…

Anyway, if you think the economy is good because of Wall Street…. think again, mate.

The U-3 unemployment figure of 9.7% is a palatable gauge of unemployment designed to make Wall Street happy, or so you would think. Looking at the U-3 numbers it becomes obvious that the real bull market is not in equities, but in unemployment (see chart below).

However, the real unemployment rate, even by the standards of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is much higher. The U-6 unemployment number, as the real data is called, is at 17.5%, within 0.5% of its all-time high. This figure includes discouraged workers who’ve stopped looking, marginally attached workers, and workers that are forced to work part-time because full-time jobs are not available.

The post 2007 recession has eliminated 8.4 million jobs and rendered 15.7 million American’s jobless.

The mere fact that the palatable version of the unemployment rate has remained at 9.7% for three straight months, has Wall Street cheering.

Before chiming in, consider what it will take to simply get back to a normal unemployment rate of 5%. This is mindboggling.

The current labor force of 154 million will increase by about 1.8 million over each of the next five years because of ‘newbies’ entering the job market. By 2014, the labor force will be around 163 million. A 5% U-3 (not U-6) unemployment rate would equate to 8.15 million workers without a job.

7.55 million jobs will have to be created to reduce the number of job-less workers from today’s 15.7 million to 8.15 million. To accomplish this, there would have to be 125,833 jobs created each and every month over the next five years with no jobs lost. 

The average monthly job growth over the past 10 years has been about 50,000. The average monthly job growth over the past 20 years has been about 90,000. Keep in mind that the 1990 – 2010 timeframe hosted the biggest bull market and economic expansion in history.

It is worth repeating:  7.55 million jobs will have to be created to reduce the number of job-less workers from today’s 15.7 million to 8.15 million. To accomplish this, there would have to be 125,833 jobs created each and every month over the next five years with no jobs lost.

Reagan would have cut taxes and eased regulations on small and medium-sized businesses — the mainstay of American middle class jobs.  What does Obama do to the middle class?  Borrows against our future, taxes us into oblivion with hidden healthcare taxes and higher premiums and increases the power of the EPA to regulate every part of an individual and business’ comings and goings. 

Barry — that ain’t gonna spur 126,000 jobs a month, I assure you.  Folks we are in some serious shit.  And it sure the hell isn’t Bush’s fault.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

A Suggestion For Your Reading Pleasure

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 1:28 pm - April 7, 2010.
Filed under: Bibliophilia / Good Books

Although I haven’t read it yet, I have met the author and we have become fast blog-buddies.  Andrew Ian Dodge and I were on a panel together at CPAC.  He’s a great and interesting guy and a mover and shaker in the Tea Party Movement.

And his book, “And Glory” does sound like a good one!

The year is 2034. Power lies in Europe with the bureaucrats in Brussels and London is the centre for the Western Provinces.

The Supremo Manipulator of this conglomerate of nations is Pius. With no religious connections and a diminishing hold on power the Union is sustained by nepotism, violence and musical chairs of political appointees. The disintegration of the Union is imminent.

Rob, an English tech nerd together with his accomplice David, have to use their cyborg intelligence to survive in this oppressive Euro society in the Western Provinces. The assassination of Teresa, Rob’s girlfriend, and a busload of tourists along with the murder of a Czech student at Hull European University, provide the catalyst for Rob and David’s dangerous involvement. Together with their minders, Michaela and Kiara, they head full speed into their deadly adventure. Death is catching.

With a touch of humor, a satirical political edge, characters that you come to know well and a flowing writing style take the reader through a techno-thriller deep into the 21st century. We see the ambivalence of the revolutionaries, who never intended serious action, faced with orders to destroy and kill. Europe will never be the same again …

This kind of story is right up my alley.  Time to go download it for my Kindle!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

ObamaDude, Where’s My Free Health Care Yo?

UPDATE:  Weird!  Nick and I were channeling each other today…. I wrote this post first thing in the AM, then the ‘puter crashed.  But I think it is a nice compliment to Nick’s post on the same subject.

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Since we have a President who has a chronic habit of over-promising and under-delivering, I’m surprised this sentiment has taken so long to bubble up!

Two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the big health care overhaul into law, Americans are struggling to understand how — and when — the sweeping measure will affect them.

Questions reflecting confusion have flooded insurance companies, doctors’ offices, human resources departments and business groups.

“They’re saying, ‘Where do we get the free Obama care, and how do I sign up for that?’ ” said Carrie McLean, a licensed agent for eHealthInsurance.com. The California-based company sells coverage from 185 health insurance carriers in 50 states.

As part of the paying-takes-most-of-my-time job, I have to read up on the new healthcare law.  There are some things I am still discovering and one provision in particular (yep, a new payroll TAX that the MSM and White House haven’t mentioned) that I’ll be writing about shortly.

Remember, this is what Obama voters asked for:  Free mortgages, free healthcare, free child care.  There are many one-on-one stories told to me personally of Obama voters who expected just that.   The other majority Obama voters — you know — the fawning yoot and the $250,000< earners — are the ones PAYING for the free stuff expectation.  Talk about self-loathing!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

It’s the magnitude of the spending, stupid

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:00 pm - April 7, 2010.
Filed under: Big Government Follies,Tea Party

We are all, well, most of us are at least, aware of how how some on the left question the sincerity of the Tea Party protesters, wondering why we didn’t protest in the George W. Bush era even as that Republican president failed to hold the line on domestic spending.

Well, I had a thought about this while editing the chapter of my dissertation that I just sent in.  First, to be sure, we were grumbling about the spending, criticizing it on this blog as our fellows on the right were taking elected Republicans to task in other places.  Many of us, including yours truly, attributed Republican losses in 2006 and 2008 to the party’s failure to hold the line on spending.  But, no, we didn’t take to the streets.

So, here’s my thought:  Under Bush, we were dealing with a manager who had a drinking problem, using company funds for his three drink a day habit.  So, when his contract is up, we interview new guys for the job.  This one guy, not much experience, but great smile and presence, says he knows about the old guy’s drinking problem and promises a net drinking cut.  But, as soon as he gets the job, he starts drinking three bottles a day.

When Do I Get My Free Health Care?

Well, here’s something we saw coming:

Seems people are confused as to when they get their free ObamaCare. McClatchy report that there’s a lot of complication in the Stalinization of Health Care act of 2010. What a surprise.

While companies are lamenting that the legislation is going to cost them billions of dollars, and their employees hundreds of thousands of jobs, health care customers are likewise vexed by the new regime.

Now, in all fairness, the enactment of any hostile takeover large new program by the federal government would have many moving parts and lead to lots of questions. But this little part stands out:

…much of the guidance will depend on Department of Health and Human Services regulations that are still being developed.

Yes, that’s leviathon regulation. And we don’t even yet know how it’s going to flesh out.

Brings to mind two very memorable quotes from two very memorable ladies:

-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)