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Saturday, August 08, 2009

If You Wish

The Roanoke Times:

Be very afraid -- of the GOP mantra on health care

You might want to be afraid of the Congressional Budget Office mantra on health care while you're at it.

And you might want to be afraid of the Tax Foundation's mantra on health care too.

And you might want to be afraid of the National Governors Association mantra also.

And the Heritage Foundation.

And the Lewin Study.

And on and on.

Just exactly who should we not be afraid of, toots?

Earth To WaPo

Okay, you can quit flacking for her now. She won. There are other equally undeserving Democrats who deserve your attention. Go to it.

Even for the Experienced Sotomayor, Many Changes Await

For the love of God.

Cooking The Books?

I was prepared to pop the champagne corks when I read that the unemployment rate declined in July from 9.5% to 9.4%. But then I read this:
So What's the Real Unemployment Rate?
By Jim Geraghty, Hot Air

Hmm. In June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the civilian labor force was 154,926,000 people.

In July, 796,000 of those were taken out of their definition of the workforce, and thus their unemployment calculations for this month, because they have stopped looking for work "because they believe no jobs are available for them." Ten percent of the June workforce would be 15.4 million, 1 percent would be 1.5 million, and so 796,000 is roughly one half of one percent.

In other words, BLS took .5 percent of what you and I would consider unemployed and took them out of their total. And with that, unemployment went down one tenth of one percent. [link]
Three quarters of a million unemployed weren't unemployed all of a sudden? Did they all die?

I'll bet there's a logical explanation for this. Or maybe it's just government math.

Or maybe it's ... Obama.

Snakes In Sheep's Clothing

A lot is made these days about Virginia Senators Mark Warner and James Webb being "moderates." You hear it and read it all the time. Often enough to where it is accepted as being fact by most Virginians.

But is it true?
Senators Issue Warning on Climate Bill
By John M. Broder, New York Times

A group of 10 moderate Democrats sent a letter to President Obama on Thursday saying that they will not support any domestic climate change bill that did not protect American industries from competition from countries that did not impose similar restraints on climate-altering gases.

“As Congress considers energy and climate legislation, it is important that such a bill include provisions to maintain a level playing field for American manufacturing,” wrote the senators — a sort of “Brown Dog” coalition representing states whose economies are dependent on coal and manufacturing. “It is essential that any clean energy legislation not only address the crisis of climate change, but include strong provisions to ensure the strength and viability of domestic manufacturing.”

The signers of the bill were Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio; Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan; Robert P. Casey and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania; Robert C. Byrd and John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia; Evan Bayh of Indiana; Russell D. Feingold of Wisconsin and Al Franken of Minnesota. [link]
Few states have been as devastated by plant closings (textiles, furniture ...) as Virginia. Yet Virginia's two senators didn't find it within themselves to be able to support a letter that calls upon Congress to protect American industry?

Just exactly what kind of "moderates" are Mark Warner and James Webb?

Quote of the Day

From the Washington Examiner:
Mr. President, Americans are not an 'angry mob'

They aren't carrying swastikas, either, contrary to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's rant about the legions of worried citizens who have been standing up in multiple town halls and congressional forums to demand straight answers from their congressmen about what they are doing under the guise of "health-care reform." Pelosi's attempt to smear honest citizens as Nazis is only the most reprehensible manifestation of a White House-directed propaganda campaign to discredit anyone who disagrees with President Obama's health-care proposal. A growing list of major national surveys suggests that the people targeted by the campaign represent a clear majority of Americans, if not something very close to it. And they are being portrayed by some in their government as its enemy.

We are witnessing something terribly ugly in America this summer. Obama is leading a campaign to shift our peaceful democratic process away from civil discussions of programs and candidates to using the power of the state to bully those who oppose the majority party's policy proposals.
"Mr. President, Americans are not an 'angry mob'," August 9, 2009

America At Its Best

There will be those who find this video of a Democratic congresswoman in Florida dispatching union thugs to rough up and remove from a town hall meeting a large number of angry Americans who are genuinely concerned about the future of their country to be too disturbing to watch:

Kathy Castor - Healthcare Town Hall Meeting in Tampa - 8/6

But I see differently. I see, for the first time, the American taxpayer rising up against the ruling Washington class and saying ...

We've had enough and we're taking back our country.

It's no wonder Obama and most of Congress and all the media elite are wetting their pants over this and shrieking the most outrageous charges.

Let them whimper.

To them we come with a message:

You had your way too long. You've completely messed up our country. We the People are taking control.

Whatever

Obama sycophants are idiots:
Cynthia Tucker: 45-65% Of Townhall Protesters Are Racists
By Mark Finkelstein, Newsbusters.org

Are you opposed to ObamaCare? Willing to attend a town hall to express your disapproval? Odds are good you're a racist. Just ask Cynthia Tucker . . .

On this evening's Hardball, Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was willing to get specific, estimating that "45 to 65%" of the protesters are motivated by racism.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Put 100 of these people in a room. Strap them into gurneys. Inject them with sodium pentathol. How many of them would say "I don't like the idea of having a black president"? What percentage?

CYNTHIA TUCKER: Oh, I'm just guessing. This is just off the cuff. I think 45 to 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with the idea of a black president.

View video here. [link]
Cynthia Tucker is a twit and deserves no additional comment.

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Racists? Tell it to the black guy in St. Louis who was beaten by union thugs for being opposed to ObamaCare.