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  1. It *is* a Big Day for America, and the Democrats. Socialism had a moment where it teetered on the edge of the cliff, rather than crashing straight off it. And looked as though it might be able to teeter for awhile. What a success!

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — March 5, 2010 @ 11:33 am - March 5, 2010

  2. It’ll be an even better day when Harry Reid loses his job.

    Comment by Draybee — March 5, 2010 @ 2:53 pm - March 5, 2010

  3. The bumbling collasal pillars of idiocy held up by the liberal Democrats as their leaders is amazing.
    Harry Reid is in danger of losing his seat? NO. Can’t be……

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — March 5, 2010 @ 3:03 pm - March 5, 2010

  4. Yeah right …. thats after 200k people fell off the rolls cause theyve expended their unemployment insurance and /or stopped looking for a job … and just under 50k folks have been hired to be temporary census workers .
    What a jerk !

    Comment by cynic1 — March 5, 2010 @ 3:07 pm - March 5, 2010

  5. The Dems would love to keep the nation at about 10% unemployment – more people on the dole. So for them, yes this is a big day and keeps them on track to maintaining that goal.

    Comment by Leah — March 5, 2010 @ 3:11 pm - March 5, 2010

  6. Amazing on the use of the word ONLY. Gota wonder what word they would use if a Republican were President. Not to mention the number of unemployed that just don’t bother to file a claim any longer or are ineligible. When will they admit that the number of people unemployed is much higher then they claim and also give a official number to the under-employed and post that not just the best guesstimit..

    Comment by Joe — March 5, 2010 @ 3:39 pm - March 5, 2010

  7. [...] Dems ‘10 Rallying Cry: “Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today” [...]

    Pingback by GayPatriot » Hey, Mr. President, isn’t it time for a new economic team? — March 5, 2010 @ 5:18 pm - March 5, 2010

  8. And BTW like Obama, Reid most of the time is reading these sentiments when he puts his foot in his mouth.
    Please liberal trolls…..come claim another one of your shining stars…..hehe
    “Call the CORPSEMEN!!!”
    hello hello?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — March 5, 2010 @ 7:44 pm - March 5, 2010

  9. Is it just me, or does he look like he sucks lemons every morning before he shows up in the Senate?

    Comment by John in Dublin CA — March 5, 2010 @ 9:32 pm - March 5, 2010

  10. I sure hope the Republicans here in Nevada are smart enough to pick up that sound byte and use it in their campaign against Reid this spring and summer!

    Comment by Kurt — March 5, 2010 @ 10:50 pm - March 5, 2010

  11. When Reid gets voted out of office, is he going to beat up his wife? I understand that’s what unemployed men do.

    Comment by V the K — March 6, 2010 @ 12:17 am - March 6, 2010

  12. Hey, Harry! Make it 36,001!

    Comment by SoCalRobert — March 6, 2010 @ 1:51 am - March 6, 2010

  13. job loss by the month:
    Aug 2008: -84,000
    Sep 2008: -159,000
    Oct 2008: -240,000 <—- Market collapse
    Nov 2008: -533,000
    Dec 2008: -524,000
    Jan 2009: -598,000 <—- Obama inaugurated
    Feb 2009: -651,000
    Mar 2009: -663,000
    Apr 2009: -539,000
    May 2009: -345,000
    Jun 2009: -467,000
    Jul 2009: -247,000
    Aug 2009: -216,000

    Comment by Mark W aw — March 6, 2010 @ 2:14 am - March 6, 2010

  14. Evening all. Wow, you have to wonder how many hits in the head Reid took during his career as a boxer. Guess they didn’t have any rules about concussions back then.

    Comment by scr_north — March 6, 2010 @ 2:26 am - March 6, 2010

  15. Mark W aw goes to Democrat Underground and comes up with a silly, incomplete and hoaxed list for his #13 post. Poor Mark W aw can’t even do his own research. He just copies and pastes snark from the snark pool.

    Now, I hope Mark W aw will go to and bring us a month by month list of jobs saved by the Obama, Biden, Geithner, Pelosi, Reid Fairy Dust and Storm Door Company.

    In case Mark W aw is looking for work, I hear they need a skyhook tender and snipe catcher at the Hopenchange Center for Psychophancy. It pays twice the private sector salary and you can retire after 30 minutes at twice your income with a 30% per year COLA. And you can get the callouses on your knees treated for free and the rest of your face browned up to match your nose.

    Comment by heliotrope — March 6, 2010 @ 9:29 am - March 6, 2010

  16. Heliotrope,

    Mark’s data also doesn’t show jobs created, (actually created) or where they came from

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 6, 2010 @ 11:17 am - March 6, 2010

  17. heliotrope: since you are so passionate about this, if these figures are incorrect, what are the real figures? Rather than attacking me as a person , why don’t you come up with figures? The market did collapse , right? Jobs were lost, right? This was called a financial disaster and it all happened when Bush when in the White House.

    That is fact, it is not partisan.

    I have no strong opinion one way or another about whether Obama’s plans are working or how much the Bush bailout worked either.

    It does seem that your have a difficult time with your knees jerking.

    I did cut and paste. It is important to put things in context. Isolating a fact from context is silly. If my cut and paste is wrong, please post the correct figures. And notice, I did not comment or draw any conclusions, I just posted some figures. You sure do get angry a lot.

    Comment by Mark W aw — March 6, 2010 @ 12:32 pm - March 6, 2010

  18. Harry Reid’s a goner politically and mentally.

    Comment by Seane-Anna — March 6, 2010 @ 3:16 pm - March 6, 2010

  19. Mark W aw: No anger here. But I am confused. You just go to Democrat Underground and cut and paste and you have no motivation? What’s that all about?

    I could care less where Democrat Underground got the figures which end at Aug. 2009. I do not pay attention to (let alone cut and paste) a string of numbers that have no source for checking or any particular context.

    This was called a financial disaster and it all happened when Bush when in the White House.

    Sure did. From the figures you brought to us: jobs lost sky-rocketed after the collapse in October and continued to go crazy through June according to your numbers. Strangely, the numbers end in August. But forget that.

    The recession/depression cycle was thought in October 2008 to be about 9 months in length before signs of recovery would begin to be seen. Jobs are always a lagging indicator. What the numbers show is that the conventional wisdom on the street was not far wrong.

    What we are facing now is the strong possibility of a double dip recession and pernicious unemployment. Had Obama pumped money into small business and the hands of consumers, there would have been a stimulative effect on the economy. Instead, we are being told about all the government jobs that have been saved and no talk about the “shovel ready” infrastructure upgrades that did not take place.

    The stimulus package was the better part of a trillion dollars and I doubt you can go to Democrat Underground and find a list of jobs created and local economies turned around.

    Just curious, Mark W aw, but would your financial life be more secure if Obama paved a highway nearby? Just curious, Mark W aw, but would your financial life be more secure if Obama saved the jobs of six cops in your town? Just curious, Mark W aw, but would your financial life be more secure if Obama didn’t have small business buttoning down until they see what nationalized health care is going to cost them and what is going to happen to their taxes and capital gains?

    Comment by heliotrope — March 6, 2010 @ 5:35 pm - March 6, 2010

  20. #13 Mark’s chart is very instructive.
    When it became apparent that Obama was going to win election over the 74 year old Republican McCain, many business people like myself began to fire and lay off workers. Knowing a liberal socialist wave was coming. Oct 2008 forward. Add it up. It’s the massive Obama unemployment bubble.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — March 6, 2010 @ 7:42 pm - March 6, 2010

  21. helio is right. I’m not hiring until I know if my utilities are going to double and whether I will be required to pay $1000 per year per employee for “free” health care.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — March 6, 2010 @ 7:43 pm - March 6, 2010

  22. Livewire: what figures do you have, where did you get them and how different are they from ones I posted? If you have better and more accurate numbers, please post them.
    Then tell us what those numbers mean.

    Why are those numbers, “snark”? Why do the numbers I posted imply something liberal? If they are wrong what are the REAL numbers? Honestly, I am more interested in the truth than ideology. The economy is like the Titanic. We all are in this together. If you have different numbers, I want to know.

    He also asks me something strange. According to a new study, I live in one of the wealthiest counties in America. One of the top ten. Yet he asks me if I would be richer if they built a highway nearby? Well, there is a highway close by. Why does he think I am poor? I am gay and I am conservative. And I assume he is too.

    Gene is more fascinating. He says he fired workers in October 2008 because “many business people like myself began to fire and lay off workers. Knowing a liberal socialist wave was coming.”

    How many did you lay off? How many have found jobs? Were you at all concerned that they might have families to feed and mortgages to pay? Have they been living of unemployment or have they been on welfare? Have their insurance policies expired and are they now adding the list of people showing up at emergency rooms? Thanks a lot.

    Furthermore, his company is producing less because he has fired workers. That is not good for America, either. But, Gene, now that he has abandoned his workers is doing great. …uh right? No wonder workers unionize! What choice do they have?

    It is now 2010 and Obama has not done anything draconian so far. Perhaps he will in a year or two. But now, because of Gene and because he is afraid, the American taxpayer has to pick up the bill for his fear and our economy is tanking. Why is this position “conservative”?

    Comment by Mark W aw — March 7, 2010 @ 12:48 am - March 7, 2010

  23. Why are those numbers, “snark”?

    The numbers are not snark. They are numbers. I just googled your numbers and up comes Democrat Underground and the post there was pure snark. Furthermore, there was no attribution for the numbers.

    Allrightiethen, along comes Mark W aw who cuts and pastes the numbers with zero other comment or information. So, it would appear that Mark W aw read the Democrat Underground post and thought that he should just drop it on Gay Patriot and sit back. What does snark at Democrat Underground and Gay Patriot have in common? That would be a snark carrier named Mark W aw.

    The numbers are neither right nor wrong. They are someone’s concoction from data. As you must know, unemployment numbers are very slippery and depending on who is counted and who is not counted. Our 9.7% unemployment “rate” is believed by many to be closer to 16%-20% if you factor in long term unemployed who are no longer counted. Therefore, the Democrat Underground string you dropped here are just numbers. You gave no source, because Democrat Underground did not provide any source.

    Why don’t you come clean and explain what the cut and paste means to you and why you, who claim to be a conservative, would go to Democrat Underground and think it was worth just dropping at Gay Patriot? What lesson did you wish to impart?

    Comment by heliotrope — March 7, 2010 @ 9:52 am - March 7, 2010

  24. I goggled something like “job loss statistics” and that is what came up. I honestly don’t remember right now what site I found it on. You criticize me for using numbers without sources and then you quote a few without sources, too. If you don’t like my numbers, that’s ok, what are yours? And where did you get them?

    But more importantly, I find your comment about not trusting numbers to be fascinating. How can you have an opinion about something concerning numbers and then dismiss the numbers? That makes no sense.

    What’s happening in the economy? Are jobs being created or lost? Is it worse or better than six months ago? A year ago? Are more jobs going overseas? Are people buying, saving or doing nothing?

    How can anyone have an educated opinion unless he or she sees some numbers? Numbers can be manipulated, so that is why I think it is important to see the way different people look at numbers and their explanation. It is like a court case: only a fool would blindly believe a witness who had not been cross-examined.

    But you do something more bizarre. If I read you correctly, you just have opinions based on nothing in particular except your “feelings”. Then, once you have decided that on something, you dismiss anything that might make you reconsider.

    Comment by Mark W aw — March 7, 2010 @ 2:22 pm - March 7, 2010

  25. Jim Geraghty tweets: “Reid says our jobs numbers are ‘really good;’ I haven’t felt this reassured since Janet Napolitano told us ‘the system worked.’”

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 7, 2010 @ 8:44 pm - March 7, 2010

  26. Mark W aw: Time to stop the blathering.

    1) You found some numbers somewhere and you posted them here without comment. What was your intent? Do you care about sources? How did you decide that a string of numbers must be straightforward enough to back them with your name?

    2) I trust numbers I can verify. I keep bank accounts and budgets. I don’t trust numbers like homosexuals make up 18% of the population or 47 million people are uninsured in the US. I don’t trust lists of numbers that do not explain what was counted and what was not counted. The US government says Social Security is fully funded through 2018. That begs the issue that Social Security receipts are spent generally and backed by government IOU bonds that we are counting on China to buy. Does that sound “fully funded” to you? Yet, you can find a list of Social Security numbers year by year showing it is in the black until 2018.

    3) “How can anyone have an educated opinion unless he or she sees some numbers?” Lord Kelvin would love you for believing that everything can be measured. I saw your string of numbers with no one word of comment or attribution and my educated opinion was “what am I supposed to draw from this?” The numbers show numbers of people losing their jobs decreasing from crisis to awful. They are typical of the numbers we have seen attached to all bad recessions, but do they reflect anything about the numbers of people who have stopped looking for work? Do they show any correlation between TARP and the Obama Stimulus pork? Do they count or ignore people who have dropped to part time work? In other words, what the heck are the numbers?

    4) ” If I read you correctly, you just have opinions based on nothing in particular except your ‘feelings.’” Nice try with the concept of “feelings.” A correct word would be skepticism. Obama has resorted to continuous strings of lies and those lies contain numbers. I can demonstrate and prove his lies. I now fully expect him to lie, so I do not much trust anything he says. Obviously, he occasionally tells the truth, such as having put his socks on this morning. But my educated opinion is that he can not tell the truth about Obamacare, because he is too deep in the hole he has dug already. You may call that “feelings” if you like, but I call it skepticism based on experience with Liar-in-Chief. Ditto, my skepticism on random strings of numbers dropped in the comments on a blog.

    Comment by heliotrope — March 8, 2010 @ 12:29 pm - March 8, 2010

  27. you don’t have numbers. you cite nothing. Nothing. You have an opinion and it is based on nothing.
    I did not have an opinion. I cited some numbers that looked in line with other numbers I have seen just to post them. Were they too high? too low? what?

    once again ,you have an opinion and absolutely nothing to back it. You jump to conclusions.

    Comment by Mark W aw — March 9, 2010 @ 11:44 pm - March 9, 2010

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