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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

It's So Much Easier Than Protecting Jobs

Praise where it's due:

Administration does a good job protecting forests

And thank God for it. I was concerned that we'd run out of trees here in Southwest Virginia.

NY Times as Fax Machine

From the White House propaganda machine to your front door. The New York Times is there to serve:

White House Cites Progress on Economy Under Plan

And who are we to question that?

Will The Real Michelle Obama Please Stand Up

It's only a matter of time before her mouth starts running again.

There are issues lurking in that leer she's giving French First Lady Carla Bruni. I can only imagine that it has something to do with the fact that there's a magazine somewhere on the planet that had the audacity to put Ms. Bruni on its cover instead of Jackie O ... Michelle O.

This is going to be fun.

Photo courtesy of Matt Drudge.

It's Election Day!

A question for you Democrats who are heading to the polls:

Would you buy a used car from one of these guys?

I checked for you, by the way. There is no "NONE OF THE ABOVE" on the ballot.

This is as good as it's going to get. Sorry.

Photo montage courtesy of the New York Times.

Where We're Headed

If globalists like Obama aren't put in their place:
U.N. environment chief urges global ban on plastic bags
By Grace Chung, McClatchy Newspapers

Washington — Single-use plastic bags, a staple of American life, have got to go, the United Nations' top environmental official said Monday.

Although recycling bags is on the rise in the United States, an estimated 90 billion thin bags a year, most used to handle produce and groceries, go unrecycled. They were the second most common form of litter after cigarette butts at the 2008 International Coastal Cleanup Day sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy, a marine environmental group.

"Single use plastic bags which choke marine life, should be banned or phased out rapidly everywhere. There is simply zero justification for manufacturing them anymore, anywhere," said Achim Steiner, executive director of the U.N. Environment Programme. [link]
Decide for yourself whether plastic bags are the scourge of the planet's oceans.

I'm for banning the U.N.

Darn!

Just when we were about to get the largest tax increase in American history passed by Congress, to save the planet from global warming (I know, it makes no sense that a tax increase would affect atmospheric temperatures but these are Democrats and they don't care), we get this bad news:
Sea Ice Extent Now Normal in Arctic

Nothing seems to be going to plan for those who believe in anthropogenic global warming and an imminent climate crisis. According to thermometer and satellite data global surface temperatures are not increasing, the oceans aren’t warming, and now it seems not even the Arctic is melting.

The latest satellite data on Arctic sea ice extent suggests that there is now a normal amount of sea ice in the Arctic – normal is defined as about average for the period 1979 - 2007. [link]
After they lost the argument that the Antarctic ice mass was shrinking, environmentalists hooked their damaged reputation on the fact that Arctic sea ice was melting at an extraordinary rate. Now that crutch has been kicked out from under them as well.

Darn.

Expect that tax to be passed anyway.

Who's Worse? Obama Or The Media?

When it comes to the economy, they are all playing fast and loose:
The Media Fall for Phony 'Jobs' Claims
By William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

"Saved or created" has become the signature phrase for Barack Obama as he describes what his stimulus is doing for American jobs. His latest invocation came yesterday, when the president declared that the stimulus had already saved or created at least 150,000 American jobs -- and announced he was ramping up some of the stimulus spending so he could "save or create" an additional 600,000 jobs this summer. These numbers come in the context of an earlier Obama promise that his recovery plan will "save or create three to four million jobs over the next two years."

Of course, the inability to measure Mr. Obama's jobs formula is part of its attraction. Never mind that no one -- not the Labor Department, not the Treasury, not the Bureau of Labor Statistics -- actually measures "jobs saved." As the New York Times delicately reports, Mr. Obama's jobs claims are "based on macroeconomic estimates, not an actual counting of jobs." Nice work if you can get away with it.

And get away with it he has.

If the "saved or created" formula looks brilliant, it's only because Mr. Obama and his team are not being called on their claims. And don't expect much to change. So long as the news continues to repeat the administration's line that the stimulus has already "saved or created" 150,000 jobs over a time period when the U.S. economy suffered an overall job loss 10 times that number, the White House would be insane to give up a formula that allows them to spin job losses into jobs saved.

"You would think that any self-respecting White House press corps would show some of the same skepticism toward President Obama's jobs claims that they did toward President Bush's tax cuts," says Mr. Fratto. "But I'm still waiting." [link]
A self-respecting press corps. That may be the problem. We certainly have a self-absorbed press corps. A sycophantic press corps. But there's no evidence that it holds respect, self or otherwise.

Uh Oh

As long as they keep a muzzle on John McCain and his ilk, this trend will continue:
Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats on Economic Issues
Rasmussen Reports

Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six out of 10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues, while 39% trust Democrats more.

This is the first time in over two years of polling that the GOP has held the advantage on this issue.

Voters not affiliated with either party now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues by a two-to-one margin. [link]
This is rather surprising since the GOP has no coherent, consistent, or comprehensive message being broadcast.

But it's more than obvious that the Democrats - starting with Kid Wonder - haven't the first clue as to how to go about strengthening the economy.

This disparity between the two parties will only grow from here.