Monthly Archives: February 2012

Positive economic news masks worsening crisis

Positive economic numbers touted this week conceal the inevitable crisis soon to strike the United States. Indicators like unemployment, job creation, and stock market valuations are showing signs of recovery, according to many experts. Official unemployment numbers are down, stocks are up, and more jobs have been created in recent months than predicted. Plus, some financial analysts are claiming that US markets are less exposed to Europe than previously thought, meaning the mess in Greece soon to be the mess in Italy, Spain, Portugal and eventually the rest of the euro zone, will have much less of an effect on the US economy than feared.

On the surface, this may appear to be good news, but America’s economy remains in terrible shape, plagued mainly by enormous debt that no one – neither Republicans nor Democrats – are prepared to deal with, yet. So what?

Whenever the debt issue is mentioned people react in one of two ways: they either grimace in pain, knowing financial calamity will befall us sooner or later, or they blithely dismiss it as a non-issue, attacking those who fear the worst as ignorant reactionaries unfamiliar with central banking or macro-economics. So what is the truth, which view is correct?

The truth is that debt matters, and has throughout history. Just ask the Greeks right now. Or ask the Argentinians and Mexicans, countries that defaulted within the last 20 years. To find examples of default we don’t even need to look beyond American borders. This past decade alone cities like Harrisonburg, PA and Vallejo, CA have declared bankruptcy, and yet another California city Stockman, is on the verge of bankruptcy as we speak. Even Orange County, CA defaulted, though that happened almost twenty years ago in 1994.

Of course, many of these defaults like the bankruptcies on Wall Street can be quickly salvaged by higher level government support. As long as some level of government can come to the rescue and infuse credit where it is lacking, perhaps things will be ok. Unfortunately, going forward this is less and less of an option. After years of overspending, whether for pensions, union contracts, healthcare, or to combat the recession, America is systemically in debt. Basically, every level of American government and society is in the red.

The mountain of debt piling up in Washington is only part of the story. Everyone knows that the federal government has amassed trillion dollar debts, and is on the hook for tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities. But the real crisis is at the state, local, and private levels. States are in bad financial shape, strained by rising pension and operating costs coupled with falling revenues. Municipal finances may be the worst. Municipal debt has doubled over the last ten years, which means cities and towns are facing huge cutbacks state governments will be unable to cover.

Then there is consumer debt. Consumer debt is nothing short of gigantic. Since the 1980s US wages have been relatively stagnant, so families across America financed higher standards of living by going into debt, using credit cards or taking out loans. It is hard to estimate the exact amount of consumer debt but some studies report numbers as high as 100 trillion and some say higher. Again, this means that consumers have to save not spend to deleverage, and standards of living will drop as a result, probably for a decade, if not longer.

So if debt matters, and America’s debt is so huge, why hasn’t there been a crisis yet? Part of the answer, ironically, is debt. The only reason America has not fallen into a deep depression is because the US government and to a lesser extent states and municipalities continue to find markets for their bonds, enabling them to continue borrowing. To support this effort the FED has maintained extremely low interest rates, keeping credit cheap. So America’s sluggish economy continues to crawl forward, using debt to finance its debt.

Nevertheless, taking out more debt to finance debt only increases the amount of debt. This is a game that always ends badly. At the moment, let’s refer to the end game as the “Keynesian endpoint,” the point at which America’s revenue will be entirely devoted to paying down debt service (making interest payments), sending investors running for the hills. This idea has been coined by Kyle Bass, a hedge fund manager famous for seeing the subprime mortgage crisis ahead of time and betting accordingly. His sober analysis leads him to conclude that Americans should invest in “Guns and Gold.”

This may sound ridiculous, but it isn’t. There is a massive debt crisis coming, one that has only been worsened by more government spending and the FED’s easy credit monetary policy. Be prepared for a situation worse than Greece. America’s dependency is at an all-time high. According to a recent Heritage Foundation report welfare rolls, public housing assistance, healthcare and retirement, and overall spending on dependency programs accounts for 70% of Federal spending. Meanwhile, states and cities are laying-off government workers, cutting back on police, and reducing basic services. And millions of people are out of work, in debt, or both, making them particularly vulnerable when the crash comes.

To be blunt, America is headed for tough times ahead, something that can no longer be averted, only softened or worsened. The silver lining might be that default leads to recovery, however difficult. But the longer Washington and FED Chairman Bernanke delay the deleveraging process to preserve the status quo, the more painful the recovery period will be.

Cameron Macgregor is a former naval officer and USNA graduate. He is writing his first book, America Resurrected.

MSM Carries Obama’s Water With UAW

 With his teleprompters present, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, President Barack Hussein Obama attended a United Auto Workers (UAW) meeting in Washington DC. Obama’s speech, billed as a policy speech, was more like a campaign pep rally. Said Obama, “Some politicians even said we should ‘let Detroit go bankrupt!‘ You remember that?” But there is one little problem. While the November 18, 2008 New York Times op-ed was titled “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,” Mitt Romney never said that. In fact, the Romney op-ed mentioned not a word about bankruptcy. Rather, it provided his thoughts on what the government bail-out should accomplish. Yet another example of Obama lying, playing to his audience, and the MSM covering for him.

While speaking at the UAW meeting, Obama made no mention of Delphi employees, how his bail-out deal caused thousands of non-union autoworkers to be thrown “under the bus.” Obama, when criticized that his bailout was a union payoff, said that all workers sacrificed to save the auto industry. He said, “Retirees saw a reduction in the health-care benefits they had earned. Many of you saw hours reduced, or pay and wages scaled back.” But upon further inspection, we see that the bail-out sacrifices were not distributed equally. Rather, they were redistributed politically. Consider these specific points:

  • Non-union pensioners who worked for Delphi, a GM auto-parts company, lost all of their health and life insurance benefits.
  • In the rush to nationalize the auto industry and avoid contested court termination proceedings, the White House auto team schemed with union officials to preserve UAW members’ pension funds.
  • Dealers and suppliers faced closures based on political connections and lobbying clout.
  • Bondholders were demonized personally by Obama as greedy and stingy, and while trying to protect their property and contractual rights, got cheated, got less than they invested.

Meanwhile, Timothy Geithner served simultaneously as co-chair of the Auto Task Force, board member of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBCG, the federal agency overseeing pension payments to bankrupt companies) and treasury secretary. Let’s see… Geithner was on Obama’s Auto Task Force that saved union jobs, the PBCG that saved UAW pensions, and Geithner’s Treasury Department and General Motors (GM) closely coordinated their public relations strategy and collaborated on making fraudulent claims about GM repaying all of its government loans. Can anyone say “conflict of interest?”

But the larger question is, “Where is the MSM?” Why were not any of these facts, especially the plight of the non-union Delphi employees, reported? Why did the MSM not call Obama on his lying, or at least mention that Romney’s op-ed said nothing about letting Detroit go bankrupt? They portrayed Obama’s bail-out as a success story, never mentioning any of the people and companies who were hurt.

But that’s just my opinion.

Sen. Sessions: Obama to Eliminate Oil and Gas at Any Cost

Sen. Sessions (AL) met with Senate colleagues to discuss Obama’s obstructionist energy policy.

“Why are we seeing such a resistance to production of oil and gas? I believe Secretary Chu may have let the cat out of the bag when he said they really want to eliminate oil and gas as an energy source, and the price is not important to them… What that means is, we can see higher and higher prices, and the average consumers in Alabama and all over the country will pay more. They will pay the price for this social engineering strategy that we’re seeing in this administration. It is just plain as day.”

NOTE: To view Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s comments admitting that the Administration’s goal is not to lower the price of gasoline, please click here.

Politics Made Simple: Let Liberals Pay for All Abortion Pills

During the debate about Barack Obama’s recent big government attempts to mandate that religious organizations pay for free contraceptive and after-the-fact abortion pills, there has been very little discussion of the fact that these abortion pills are seen by many Americans as a way to commit legal murder by killing a developing fetus while it is still in the womb. Also of note is that when people do a browser search for “abortion pill” Planned Parenthood  is the very first “recommended by google” site to come up. No health professionals, no doctor’s groups, and no scientific studies are even in the top 10 search results for abortion pills. That is blatant internet media manipulation designed to nudge people’s perceptions of what is right or wrong in America today, and I for one find it a disgusting disservice to all Americans, especially young women thinking about having an abortion.

Here are a few of the young mind-maniputaling tidbits being spread nationwide by Planned Parenthood, many times by using your tax dollars: ( emphasis added at times)

What is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill is a medicine that ends an early pregnancy. In general, it can be used up to 63 days — 9 weeks — after the first day of a woman’s last period. Women who need an abortion and are more than 9 weeks pregnant can have an in-clinic abortion.

The name for “the abortion pill” is mifepristone. It was called RU-486 when it was being developed.

That Planned Parenthood definition of the abortion pill is the equivalent of saying that rat poison is a medicine to treat rats. It is that simple.

What happens during a “Medication” abortion?

It’s common for women to be nervous about having a medication abortion — or any other medical procedure. But many of us feel better if we know what to expect.

What they fail to tell young women are the lifelong feelings of  guilt and shame many women suffer with for the rest of their lives, all because the “experts” at Planned Parenthood steadfastly and irresponsibly refuse to tell this side of the story.

Under Step 3, the follow-up visit after taking the abortion pill:

You will need to follow up within two weeks. Follow-up is important to make sure your abortion is complete and that you are well. You will need an ultrasound or blood test.

In the unlikely event that you are still pregnant, your health care provider will discuss your options with you. It’s likely you will need to have an aspiration abortion if the medication abortion did not end the pregnancy.

So just what is the innocent-sounding aspiration abortion?  According to Web MD  it is also known more fittingly as a suction abortion or a vacuum abortion. The manual vacuum abortion is when they use a syringe to suck the fetus tissue out, while the machine vacuum method uses a machine which involves the use of a hollow tube (cannula) that is attached by tubing to a bottle and a pump, which provides a gentle vacuum. The cannula is passed into the uterus, the pump is turned on, and the tissue is gently removed from the uterus. Note that nowhere in the Web MD description of these types of abortions is the word “aspiration” as Planned Parenthood refers to it.

Planned Parenthood also tries to imply that they do not receive any tax dollars to promote their main agenda: abortion-promotion.  That is a blatant lie, as can be seen in the article titled, Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report: Got $487.4 million in Tax Money, Did 329,445 Abortions.

The Liberal-in-Chief, Barack Obama wants all Americans to pick up the tab for the sectors of American society’s irresponsibility and pay for abortion pills, against the main beliefs of a large sector of American society who view abortion as murder and a disservice to young, naive, pregnant women. So here is a suggestion: Since Liberal nanny-state worshipers want young women across America to have the abortion pills, let them pay for it. Take the millions of tax dollars being used to finance Planned Parenthood’s abortion-selling agenda away from them, and let the Liberal elitists in the media and elected public office donate their own cash for these abortion pills. We could even give proper credit to one of the main promoters of tax dollars being used for abortions in America today, Senator Barbara Boxer. We could name the new Liberal abortion-donation fund, the Barbara Boxer Buys Abortion Pills for Everyone, fund. Giving true credit where credit is due and all that.

Again, If it is such a great and noble cause, put your money where your Liberal rhetoric is and pony up a few million.  The fact is these Liberals are full of dishonest hot air when it comes to actually “helping people” with their own money. They only want to help people with other people’s hard-earned dollars, including the taxpayers purse, as proven by the above expose’ on just how many tax dollars went to Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills. The minute any elected official starts talking about de-funding the Liberal abortion mills of Planned Parenthood, Liberal mouthpieces like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer start screaming about women’s rights to proper health-care and “medicine.” More rat poison anyone?

Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) Calls it Quits

Citing good health and wishes for Congress to return to a more Centrist platform, Senator Olympia Snowe has announced that she will not seek reelection this year. Senator Snowe explained her decision in the following statements, courtesy of Fox News:

“After 33 years in the Congress this was not an easy decision. My husband and I are in good health. We have laid an exceptionally  strong foundation for the campaign, and I have no doubt I would have won  re-election,” she said in a statement.

“I do find it frustrating, however, that an  atmosphere of polarization and ‘my way or the highway’ ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions,” she said.

Saying that she does “not realistically expect the  partisanship of recent years in the Senate to change over the short term,”

What Senator Snowe does not explain in her statements above, are the reasons why there is so much partisanship in American politics today.  America is approaching $16 trillion dollars worth of Greek-style debt insolvency.  America’s irresponsible debt-spending must stop, and therein lies the divide in Congress today. On one side of the aisle, you have responsible representatives seeing that dangers of America having her credit downgraded [again] and the resulting austerity measures that will come with it, while on the other side you have the irresponsible big government debt-spenders who have no regard for the future of America. Liberal Democrats and their allies have controlled both houses of Congress for four straight years and still control the United States Senate and the White House. What has that gotten America?  Historically massive amounts of record  yearly deficits  of over $1 trillion dollars for every year since 2008 when Democrats took over Congress.

Senator Olympia Snowe has voted with the big government debt-spenders of the Democratic party on virtually every single spending bill of the past 5 years as can be seen here and in the latest revelations about Senator Snowe voting against Republicans more times than with them… by a very large margin. From The Washington Post:

Snowe is known for her independent streak, often voting with Collins against many of her Republican colleagues. According to the just-released National Journal 2011 vote rankings, only Collins voted with Democrats more than Snowe last year.

As America watches Greece go up in the flames of chaos and citizen discontent due it’s massive debt-load and the resulting austerity measures, expect more irresponsible RINO-Republicans and big debt-spending Liberals to run out on the very people who voted them into power, and leave Congress in 2012. Olympia Snowe was a big government spender not a conservative, and future generations across America will be made to pay the price one day for the trillions of dollars of debt these people have racked up. Bi-partisan cooperation in Congress used to mean that representatives across America came together to do what was best for the people. Now it has been perverted into being nothing more that a steal-the-tax-dollars-while-adding-to-the-national-debt free-for-all by the shameless elitists and their crony-capitalists in big government. Greek style debt-chaos and austerity measures are coming to America, and with the current trillion-dollar deficits and refusal to enact measures to control spending, it is coming a lot sooner than most people expect.

The only question left to ask is whether Senator Snowe will take the other big government debt-loving RINO  from the Northeast, Senator Susan Collins with her into retirement? Maybe then we could actually start moving America forward towards ensuring a stable financial future for generations to come.

 

 

Mr. Obama, Will You Help This 99%’er?

February 28, 2012

Mr. Obama,

I have a dilemma I think you and your staff at ACORN or SEIU could help me resolve. I have a prospective brand new Democrat voter,  but I am not quite sure about how to get this prospective voter registered due to some issues that are rather complex. I know you and your organizations specialize in overcoming the illegal and immoral rules designed by Republicans to keep the less fortunate out of the voting process so I appeal to you for help.

I know this one would be a loyal supporter you could count on to always stand with you when those evil Republicans try to force the less fortunate to suffer with less than they deserve to have. The candidate is female, which fits right in to charges of discrimination based on sex should that tactic be necessary. She is of mixed heritage, which fills another demographic important to your re-election. This fact can add another dagger to the hearts of Republican objections if needed. She will never go against the concept of handouts as she now lives her entire life depending on others to provide everything for her.

She has no way of providing for herself and isn’t likely to find a way any time soon. She isn’t disabled or anything but that is no reason she shouldn’t be cared for. It is simply a matter that she hasn’t been afforded the benefits life has to offer the more fortunate. My wife and I took her in off the street when she was homeless, helpless, and hopeless. We know of your compassion for the downtrodden and believe you will be more able than many to understand our desire to help her find herself and provide her with the life she deserves to have.

You don’t have to worry about her messing up the unemployment figures because you can count on her not going out and looking for a job, thereby unjustly jacking up the unemployment rates to make you look bad at election time. She will also never embarrass you by speaking in public and sounding like a moron. She is content to be in the shadows, being supported quietly with money that she deserves from those rich people who are currently not paying their fair share of taxes.

She has a very good heart, is kind, loving, and a joy to be around… well, most of the time (she is female though, and since you are married, I am sure you understand). She spends her days watching television mostly. She does clean up after herself some, but doesn’t really make much of a mess so it is acceptable that she does not do a lot.

My dilemma is multi level. First, I have no documentation as to the legal residency status of my house guest. I can’t prove where she was born, and am afraid to try to explain how she came to be living in our house, or even her exact age, though she is a young adult. She has been here almost 3 years now, and it is time for me to try to get her integrated into the political process, or at least for her to be able to enjoy the benefits of living in America. She doesn’t understand anything about the voting process, but I can tell her how to vote and I believe she will go along with my recommendations.

I can’t take her to get a state issued identification card as that might cause undue danger to her residency status and I can’t take that chance. Although voting is a right, we both might wind up losing more than a right to vote if I try to do things through the state agencies, especially those in Oklahoma, as they are staffed by Republicans.

What I need is a birth certified certificate that shows she was indeed born in the United States. She also needs a social security card for identification purposes. You don’t have to worry about her divulging where she got said documents because she doesn’t speak any English at all. We communicate by a lot of pointing and nodding. She is so fearful of leaving our house that she just stays inside all day long. Our home is apparently the only safe haven she has ever known.

I know you have sources that can get both a birth certificate and a social security card for her, which will enable her to register to vote. I doubt there will ever be any concern about the authenticity of said documents because she will keep a very low profile and no one will even know she exists other than me, my wife, you, and whoever you share this information with. I can get the registration forms from the local election board office and get them signed. I offer you my thanks, as I know you will do everything in your immense power to help get this situation resolved and see an end to an injustice being done to a future supporter of the Democrat Party.

I am doing all I can to help my house guest help you with your re-election- will you help my friend help you also?

Pertinent information of prospective voter:
Name: Precious T. El Gato
Aliases: Goofball, Goofy, That Stupid Cat
Heritage: Mixed/Unknown
Age: approx. 3 (21 human years)
Origin: Unknown, off the street

Sincerely,

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma

True the Vote Projects Less Than Half of 1.5 + Million Walker Recall Petitions will be Eligible

True the Vote issued a press release today detailing preliminary results of their recall analysis. While the unions will likely get the approximately 540,000 petitions they needed to force a recall vote against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, hundreds of thousands of submitted petitions had problems. Following is the breakdown:

Total Number of Pages Submitted  

152,508

 x 10 records/page (many left blank)  

1,525,080

Actual Records  

1,382,058

Blank Lines  

557,469

Unique Records  

819,233

    Incomplete / Indecipherable Records  

36,127

    Sign Date Out of Range  

14,763

    Out of State  

4718

    Duplicate Signatures  

5356

Total Ineligible Signatures  

55,608

Total Signatures for Further Investigation*  

228,940

Total Eligible Signatures based on data available

534,685

* Signatures that were partially marked through, illegible, possibly false, mismatched or otherwise compromised

The organization responsible for the recall is United Wisconsin, a PAC backed by the usual suspects: the National Education Association’s Wisconsin affiliate, the American Federation of Teachers, AFSCME, a “progressive” group named One Wisconsin Now, and the Wisconsin Democrat Party. Well funded, the group used Cloward-Piven swamping tactics to overwhelm the tiny Wisconsin Government Accountability Board – tasked with certifying the recall – with questionable petitions. Not surprisingly, GAB announced they would make only spot checks, claiming they didn’t have the manpower for a full review.

But a full check was in order as many inconsistencies immediately appeared. The number of blank, incomplete, invalid and outright fraudulent petitions makes clear United Wisconsin’s intentions. One Democrat even appears to have entered his brother’s name four separate times. His brother was against the recall. He also signed up his mother, other family members and possibly even neighbors without their assent or knowledge. The entire effort recalls the familiar Democrat battle cry: “Win, even if you have to sell your mother.”

The big news here, however, is the massive, rapid response to assure the legitimacy of this recall, and the groundswell of support it received from all over the country. Partnering with Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty and We the People of the Republic, True the Vote created an online platform for processing and checking the 1.5 + million petitions. A call went out and over 14,000 volunteers from 49 states responded to help input the data. They have so far analyzed over 91 percent of the records in 22 days! The system uses a triple-blind check to assure accuracy. Each petition has been independently reviewed an average of 2.67 times.

Everywhere I go I hear the same question from concerned Americans: “What can we do?” True the Vote has created the perfect answer, a system that allows you to pitch in from the comfort and safety of your own home. There is yet more work to do and they are still looking for volunteers.

Vote fraud is the most important battle we have to face this year. Wikileaks has just revealed that the Democrats engaged in massive fraud in 2008. 2012 will be worse. Now is the time to jump in.

President Obama Declares War on Eastasia

“We’ve always been at war with Eastasia,” President Obama stammered during his prime-time address, dashing away a bead of sweat from his brow. “I don’t see why everyone’s getting so wee-weed up.”

Such began Obama’s defense of his wartime record before a hostile townhall forum packed with far-left groups congregated to mark Compassion Week.  The crowd was largely comprised of staunch supporters of his 2008 campaign and included anti-war groups highly critical of the prior administration’s belligerent policies. Unexpected shouts of “no more war!” had left the president frazzled.

President Obama has come under fire recently by left-wing extremists for his continuation of extraordinary rendition, indefinite prisoner detainment, domestic surveillance, punishment of whistleblowers, failure to end wars on the promised timeline, and leading the country into several undeclared wars against foreign nations. Critics bellowed that the president failed to live up to his campaign promise to provide hope and change to a desperate people after the departure of the bloodthirsty, tyrannical warmonger Bush. Some fringe leftists even claimed that the president was actually worse in some ways than his despised predecessor by signing on to a bill that could apply indefinite detention to Americans. The president had even targeted a citizen for assassination.

“Mike Thomas, Code Pinko,”said a man in a Death of a President movie T-shirt, who stood up while grasping a microphone. “Could you explain to us what it was like winning the Nobel Peace Prize?” he asked and began breathing heavily into the mic. “It must have been really exciting.”

“Thank you… Mike, is it?” the president clarified, flashing a toothy grin. “It was definitely exciting. And it was my honor to carry on the legacy of former Nobel Peace Prize winners, like Mikhail Gorbachev and Yasser Arafat.”

The crowd reacted to the president’s response with tepid applause.

“Rebecca Weston, Moveover.org,” a bespectacled girl of slightly older than college age rose to address the president. “Can you tell us what prompted you to unilaterally disarm up to 80% of our nuclear weapons stockpile? And do you think this good faith effort will lead other nations to give up nuclear arms altogether?”

“Yes, Rebecca, I definitely think a day will come when nuclear weapons will become a thing of the past, an ugly relic of a bygone age,” the president declared boldly as he moved to the front of the stage. “And it is my inclination to believe our good friends Russia, China, and hopefully someday, Iran, will do the same.”

Scattered applause arose in the back of the auditorium, stirring the people to life.  Murmurs could be heard cascading across the audience.

“Jill Brookings, Q.U.E.S.T.I.O.N. War,” an attractive lady in a turtleneck sweater announced herself. “Do you think we’ll see the end of war itself in our lifetimes?”

“I believe so, Jill, I believe so,” Obama spoke gently, while looking slightly upward at the rafters. “But getting there will take tremendous courage and sacrifice. That is why I decided to wage war against Eastasia. So that we may have peace.”

And with that the auditorium lit up in raucous applause, many participants folding up their anti-war protest signs and placing them under their chairs.

“Let me say for the record that I am passionately anti-war and that under a future Obama administration, you can look forward to the wars overseas being brought to a close.  The Arab Spring is a blossoming democratic movement now sweeping over Eurasia, leading to the promise of peace and the hope of a new dawn. We are moving in the direction of a bright, wondrous age where our children no longer have to live with the fear of nuclear annihilation or the cataclysmic effects of manmade climate change. Under an Obama administration, we will see peace and shared prosperity. But only if you make it happen. Only if you get out and vote for realizing change in 2012. Because this is the year we complete the fundamental transformation of America. This is the year we finish the job we started!”

The once-hostile crowd sprang to its feet and exploded into a torrent of furious clamor. Shouts of “four more years! four more years!” poured forth from the amorphous assemblage of flailing arms, contorted faces, and waving colors. The electric energy permeating the mob re-charged the president, as he basked in the adoration of his room. After all, these were his people. And he had once again won them over.

Author’s note: The above is satire. It is a fictionalized account intended to elucidate certain ideas and principles by taking them to absurd lengths. It is not intended to be taken literally.

Kyle Becker blogs at RogueGovernment, and can be followed on Twitter as @RogueOperator1. He writes freelance for several publications, including American Thinker and BeatObamaPac, and is a regular commentator on the late night talk show TB-TV.

Media Matters Chief Sued by Gay Lover

Well, well, well, when people live in glass houses while making a living throwing stones, things are bound to get a little testy. (pun intended)  The Liberal propaganda artists over at Media Matters whom are paid operatives of the Democratic party, also known as D.A.M. (Democratic Attack Machine) are getting a very heavy dose of their own medicine finally. Considering that Media Matters was created for the sole reason purpose of hurling rocks at conservative houses across America back in 2004, by a man whom many deem to be nothing more that a propaganda-pushing fake journalist, and self proclaimed author Mr. David Brock.  According to Fox News, Mr. Brock was sued by a former gay lover, Mr. William Grey that was settled at the end of last year, albeit it very quietly, considering Mr. Brock’s status as as a White House-connected Liberal political operative. Courtesy of Fox News: (emphasis added)

Brock’s bitter legal battle with Grey, who is  described in a Sept. 14, 2010, police report obtained by FoxNews.com as his  domestic partner of more than 10 years, began after Brock began dating  Washington, D.C., restaurant impresario James Alefantis about five years ago.  For the next three years, Brock and Grey traded angry accusations, which were  documented in the police report and were the foundation of a pitched legal  battle replete with charges of blackmail, theft and financial malfeasance.

Read the police report detailing the lawsuit

The fairy tale like relationship fell apart over $170,000 worth of “community property” that consisted mainly of furniture that was in their Washington townhouse, where the gay couple entertained big time Liberal “movers and shakers.”   What is astounding, is the fact that the acrimonious shattering of this love affair between two men, one of which makes his living hurling political ball-busting boulders at anything conservative, has been kept relatively quiet for over two years, at least up until now.

The Daily Caller  has been at the forefront of exposing Media Matters malfeasance from the very beginning, unlike ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, etc. who continue to choose to turn a blind eye towards this completely discredited organization simply because they are bought and paid for by today’s  Liberal Democratic party and Barack Obama. (paid for with your tax dollars to a great extent) The Caller’s most recent expose’ into just who has been funding Media Matters leads right up to Bernie Madoff and company, which you may read here. There is also a complete page dedicated to real journalistic reporting and truth-telling about Mr. Brock’s enterprise, Media Matters. It takes courage to stand up to these very well-funded Liberal propagandists, and all of these brave folks deserve a hearty round of applause for their dedicated reporting on topics which the irresponsible mainstream media continue to hide from the public.

How does that saying go again? “Hell hath no fury, like a woman ( or gay lover) scorned.” Anyone concerned over whether Mr. Brock could end up unemployed over all of the Media Matters malfeasance that has come to light recently, should not really fret too much. There’s plenty of these Liberal propaganda outfits operating today with the help of  Liberal political operatives who chose to call themselves “news reporters.” Think Progress, which is just another arm of the Center for American Progress comes to mind here, considering that it is now being run by former Obama kingmaker John Podesta, he of Clinton media management and manipulation fame. They are all just covert forms of the national network of the Democratic Attack Machine.

Note: Tucker Carlson, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller has even drawn counter-attacks from another media arm of D.A.M.  Politico in attempts to discredit the Media Matters expose’.  Truth-telling is making a comeback… and ruffling a lot of Liberal feathers along the way.

 

“progressive” Reporting on Scott Walker’s Recall Election

There’s so much empty, hateful “progressive” rhetoric in this “article” written by David Chalian it’s truly painful.

Scott Walker, Wisconsin governor, braces for recall election, proclaims controversial law is working

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/scott-walker-wisconsin-governor-braces-recall-election-proclaims-120437772.html

First Chalian begins his “article” with an openly biased headline (since once must not miss opportunities to repeat the “progressive”–the law is “controversial”–narrative) followed by repeated insinuations regarding Gov. Walker’s alleged lack of integrity.

For example: “In addition to trying to engender sympathy among voters for being targeted by forces outside his state” or “Walker is eager to sell himself as a politician with the courage of his convictions”.

“Trying to engender sympathy among voters for being targeted by forces outside his state”? Phrased in a calculated way so as to sound responsible, while intentionally planting seeds of doubt about Walker in the minds of undecided voters. Were Chalian capable of mustering a shred of journalistic integrity, he’d investigate and report the facts about the sources of money, organization and personnel being marshaled against Wisconsin’s Governor in this recall attempt. Instead, he’s being a “progressive” shill by taking sides.

“Walker is eager to sell himself as a politician with the courage of his convictions”? What politician or policy wonk doesn’t sell themselves to voters? The current White House occupant spends taxpayer money to fly around the country in Air Force One going to key battleground States to proclaim the “courage of his convictions” with staggeringly, alarming, unprecedented regularity. Where are the comparisons of Walker’s campaign pledges with his actions in office? Where are the facts, presented to a candid world, that shed light on the truth? That’s what rational, intelligent people expect from a bona fide reporter, not subliminal propaganda from a biased hit man.

As is typical of “progressive journalism”, facts can’t get in the way of strongly worded, emotional, rhetorical misrepresentation and misinformation.

A true journalist would ascertain whether or not the law is working in the way Gov. Walker describes. Tim Russert would have, but regrettably, journalistic integrity went to the grave in 2008 with the late moderator of Meet the Press. RIP Mr. Russert. We miss you.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/progressive-reporting-on-scott-walkers-recall-election/

HUD’s “Detroit 2020″ Initiative: Nationwide Housing Projects Slated

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shawn Donovan has proposed a nationwide system of housing projects. The program would supplement and eventually replace the failing real estate market, which tanked due to predatory lending and speculation. The new housing system would be based on the projects that shelter the inhabitants of inner cities, particularly the needy population of Detroit.  The nationwide projects would be slated for completion by the year 2020.

Being dubbed by its Democrat supporters as “Detroit 2020,” the HUD program would establish fair and equal living standards for all families. Americans would be encouraged to limit their family size due to pre-fab housing specifications, with tax credits for those who comply with the Child Fairness Act (CFA). The CFA is an accompanying provision in the legislation intended to limit environmental damage from excess offspring.

The housing projects would fulfill a huge demand for shelter following the 2008 real estate crash.  The ensuing recession left many without jobs and places to live or holding underwater mortgages.  Rent gouging has prompted a fiery reaction among the most vulnerable, leading to the “Rent is Too Damn High” party.

Detroit 2020 would remedy such problems, and then some. No longer would neighbors suffer from the “grass is greener” effect, being forced to look across the street at a lush and immaculate lawn leading to a beautiful two-story house with all the fancy accompaniments. In the future, Americans will barely notice housing, since it will all be made of cream yellow pre-fab construction; and thus, easily modified, replaced, or torn down.

House Democrats seem keen on funding the nationwide housing projects, which would provide much-needed shelter to key constituents. The initiative would solve a nagging problem that perpetually confronts the nation: homelessness.

“This initiative could easily have been called Baltimore 2020, or South Central LA 2020,” said Stemy Foyer of Maryland. “The Democrat Party is here to guarantee that all Americans have a right to housing, and this initiative would go a long way towards honoring that obligation to our citizens.”

Republicans are not so keen to support the measure, as it would lead to government control over housing and a dependency mentality.

“It is time that all Americans get off the federal plantation,” said Representative Alan West of Florida, one of the few black Republicans. “Promoting an environment where citizens can get meaningful jobs and take responsibility for themselves and their families is something we conservatives stand for.”

“Alan West is just a racist,” responded Deborah Weiserstein-Shultz, the DNC Chairwoman. “Who could oppose free housing for all but a race-baiting lapdog of the rich? As we speak, the Republicans are conducting a War on the Homeless, and it is high time that our system of exploiting the poor comes to an end. The Democrats therefore stand behind the Detroit 2020 initiative.”

Others were more temperate in their remarks. Dr. Jeffrey Joiner, an analyst with the non-partisan Brooks Institute, had high praise for the Democrats’ plan.

“What the Democrat Party actually proposes is to  take action about our nation’s problems, instead of resorting to petty, partisan obstructionism or a weak, hands-off, ‘let the market decide’ approach. The market is what got us into this mess to begin with. We don’t need to cut funding for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, we need to increase their operating budgets five-fold.  Half-measures of introducing democratic solutions to our country’s problems in a corporate-dominated environment will only lead to disastrous results, due to our system’s tendency to reward greed.”

The nationwide housing project is estimated to run at roughly $5 trillion over the next eight years.  The Democrats plan to fund the effort by taxing corporations at a higher rate and by making the progressive income tax rate even more progressive.

“If the bill passes, the days of Americans’ vulnerability to the real estate market and dependency on vulture capitalists for shelter could be over,” said House minority leader Nancy Palosi. “Housing would become a universal right, just like healthcare.”

Author’s note: The above is satire. It is a fictionalized account intended to elucidate certain ideas and principles by taking them to absurd lengths. It is not intended to be taken literally.

Kyle Becker blogs at RogueGovernment, and can be followed on Twitter as @RogueOperator1. He writes freelance for several publications, including American Thinker and BeatObamaPac, and is a regular commentator on the late night talk show TB-TV.

Gas Prices Skyrocket! Obama: Let’s Try Algae

Across the country Americans are paying more at the pump.  A Los Angeles station raised the price ten cents while the reporter was on television.  In Cleveland the price at the pump jumped over 40 cents per gallon in just the past week! Places in Florida are now charging over $5.00 per gallon.  These costs are having a significant impact on the average American’s already strained budget.

In response to questions Friday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered that the administration was using an all-of-the-above approach though he indicated there was no simple solution.  Increased need for oil products in growing countries like India and China will likely keep the demand up.  The administration reminds us that the tax break currently being debated by Congress will help with costs, apparently forgetting that these funds are already in our paycheck.  The debate is whether to continue it or lose it…not to increase our take home pay.

One has to wonder how motivated this administration is to stem the rising fuel prices.  The president is known for his green energy solutions.  Senator Obama stated in 2008 that we should “expect electricity costs to necessarily  skyrocket” as a means to accept higher cost alternative fuel sources.  In a 2008 interview with WSJ  Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”  In May, 2011 Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) head of the House Oversight Committee reported that “Rising energy costs were an intentional result of government action.”

Still, with rising oil prices, many were surprised when President Obama announced in a February 22 economic speech, the administration will be backing algae bio-fuels as a way to oil independence.

Algae and many other bio-fuels are unproven ideas.  They may be an effective alternative to oil but will not help with the price of fuel today or even tomorrow.  These budding ideas may show promise but are still in the research and development stage with no expectation of a cost effective product before the next decade.   While some companies are actively committed to investigation of algae as a fuel source others, like Shell, have dropped out of the market.

Increase in cost for crude oil is based on future expectations.  Jack Gerard with the American Petroleum Institute believes this can be lessened through approval of the Keystone Pipeline and re-opening of offshore drilling.  The API is confident through careful planning America can become self-sufficient within 15 years.

In the meantime consumers are feeling the pinch.  Increases in transportation costs will surely be passed on at the market.  If something is not done to slow the price it will impact the faltering economy.  As people scoff at the idea of using pond scum to fuel their cars this cloud over Obama’s head may have significant impact on his reelection.