Friday, September 30, 2011

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's brother-in-law's company owns part of company that received a $737 million solar plant loan

Thee is nothing to see here. Please move along.
Department of Energy officials and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have slammed as absurd reports from conservative blogs that inflated the connection between Pelosi's brother-in-law and a Nevada solar power project that received a $737 million federal government loan guarantee this week.

SolarReserve, based in Santa Monica, received the loan guarantee to build a 110-megawatt solar-thermal plant in Tonopah, Nev., that will use the sun's heat to create steam to drive a turbine.

Among SolarReserve's investors is Pacific Corporate Group, a private-equity firm headquartered in La Jolla (San Diego County). Ronald Pelosi, the brother-in-law of the House Democratic leader and a former president of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, is an executive with the firm.

Shock Poll: Romney Statistically Tied With Obama in Connecticut!

Could the news get any worse for President Obama?
Connecticut isn't a place that would go on anybody's list of swing states but Barack Obama is in a statistical tie with Mitt Romney there, leading only 47-45.

Obama's poor showing in Connecticut is mostly a function of his own unpopularity. Despite having won it by 23 points in 2008 his approval numbers are now under water at 48/49. That represents a 17 point net shift in the wrong direction since PPP last polled the state in March- at that time Obama's approval was a positive 55/39 spread. The decline has come because he's unpopular with independents (41/53) and also because an unusually high 20% of Democrats disapprove of the job he's doing.

Romney's favorability is 41/42, not great numbers but better than he is doing in most states. In the head to head with Obama he takes independents by 12 points at 48-36 and gets crossover support from 14% of Democrats while losing just 9% of the Republican vote.

Comedy Gold: Warren Buffet Opposes Obama's Buffet Rule (video)

Buffet's idea of a Buffet rule would only apply to the really rich making $50 million. President Obama set that limit at 50 times lower.

Buffet seems to have issues with Obama's jobs plan and taxes on small business men.

New Anti-Obama Billboard: Change me. I stink. (video)

President Obama supporters are outraged at a billboard and several signs put up by a New Orleans man. One depicts Obama in a diaper with the caption, "Change me. I stink." One moonbat councilwoman called the police. They couldn't do anything because free speech is protected for now.

NEW ORLEANS -- There are several political signs attracting all kinds of attention in one Uptown neighborhood.

On Wednesday, crowds gathered at the corner of Calhoun and Coralie streets, looking at several signs depicting President Barack Obama as either a dunce, a puppet or a crying baby in a diaper...

The signs have created such a firestorm of controversy, though, that police came to the scene-- called in by City Council Member Susan Guidry. She represents the district where the home is located. Guidry said she was concerned about public safety and was trying to figure out if the sign was even legal. She also said she spoke to Reily, but didn't get far.

Obama Claims America Has Gone “Soft” (video)

The only thing in America that has gone soft is the gray matter of the 53% of voters who elected Barack Obama President in 2008. We can correct that next year.

President Obama:
“This is a great great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades.”

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gallup Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Back Down To 39%

Look for a new low in the next week.

Via Gallop:

Jay Carney: Obama will run or his record of saving the American economy

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Via RCP:
Q: The Vice President also said it’s totally legitimate that the election will be a referendum on Obama and Biden and the nature and the state of the economy. Do you agree it will be a referendum on the President?
MR. CARNEY: I think, again, what he said is that it will be — it’s legitimate, and I think every elected official who’s running for office in 2012 will run on his or her record. And this President and Vice President will run on their record of saving the American economy from a great depression, of reversing the kind of dramatic contraction in the economy and dramatic job loss that we saw, and beginning to build a foundation for the kind of competitive economy that we absolutely must have in the 21st century for us to succeed and for America to continue to be the kind of America that we want it to be.
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Rick Perry: 'Heartless' Poor Word Choice In Immigration Debate

Texas Gov. Rick Perry apologized for calling those who oppose instate tuition for the children of illegals "heartless."
“I was probably a bit over-passionate by using that word and it was inappropriate,”
Rick Santorum and other GOP candidates pounded Rick Perry in the Florida debate for his position on education for the children of illegal immigrants. As Governor of Texas, Perry signed a very popular, in Texas,  bill that gave instate tuition to the children if illegal residents. Santorum attacked Perry for subsidizing illegals with taxpayer monies. His position, and some of the other candidates positions, is very contrived. Unless candidates are in favor of refusing all public education to the children of illegal immigrants, they are in a hypocritical position attacking Perry. How can you support giving an illegal child a free public education for 12 years and oppose allowing them to have discounted instate tuition when the enter a state college? That argument would have been much better for Rick Perry than playing the 'heartless' card. Hopefully, Perry will learn and improve his debating skills. Otherwise, he is toast. The vicious attacks on Perry seems to had two effects. A few points have been knocked off Perry's poll numbers and the attacking candidates have also lost ground in polling. Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum only got 3% in the latest FOX News poll. That is behind Huntsman who got 4%. The biggest recent winner is Herman Cain.

PETA on being eaten by sharks: ‘Payback is Hell’

The blockheads at PETA have really outdone themselves this time. They should have stuck with the naked protests.
(Daily Mail) — They are well known for their shocking adverts with some of the world’s most famous people posing naked to help boost their animal rights message.

But this time PETA may have gone too far with its latest campaign, which suggests those who swim or fish in waters containing sharks are attacked or killed as ‘payback’.

The new poster shows a shark eating a severed human leg and the blood-stained slogan ‘Payback is Hell’, which aims to shock people into turning vegan.

PETA say that in particular they hope it will make people rethink fishing, suggesting if people inflict pain on sealife they deserve it themselves.

VP Joe Biden on poor economy: "...we’re in charge.”

Yes Mr. Biden. You and President Obama are in charge of this horrible economy. In 2012, voters will let you know how they feel about your stewardship.
“There’s a lot of people in Florida that have good reason to be upset because they’ve lost the jobs. Even though 50 sum percent of the people think the economy tanked because of the last administration that’s not relevant. What’s relevant is that we’re in charge. . . I don’t blame them for being mad, we’re in charge.”

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Al-Qaida tells Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to knock-off the 9/11 truther stuff

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Looks like Al-Qaida wants all full credit for their murder of almost 300 Americans.
Al-Qaida has sent a message to the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, asking him to stop spreading conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks.

Iranian media on Wednesday reported quotes from what appears to be an article published in the latest issue of the al-Qaida English language magazine, Inspire, which described Ahmadinejad's remarks over the 11 September attacks as "ridiculous".

In his UN general assembly speech last week, Ahmadinejad cast doubt over the official version of the 2001 attacks.

The Solar Giveaway Continues

President Obama dumps another $1 Billion into solar energyfrom the same fund that beget the disastrous Solyndra loan.
Facing a Friday deadline, the Energy Department has approved two loan guarantees worth more than $1billion for solar energy projects in Nevada and Arizona.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the department has completed a $737 million loan guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy for a 110 megawatt solar tower in Nevada, and a $337 million guarantee for Mesquite Solar 1 to develop a 150 megawatt solar plant in Arizona.

The loans were approved under the same program that paid for a $535 million loan to Solyndra Inc., a now-bankrupt solar panel maker that has become a rallying cry for Republican critics of the Obama administration's green energy program.

Federal Judge Rules Alabama Police Can Check Immigration Status

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn also ruled that Alabama can check students immigration status. This is a huge win for citizens and legal residents.
(Politico) — A federal judge gave a green light for Alabama to enforce some of the most controversial parts of its toughest-in-the-nation immigration law, ruling that certain measures do not violate federal law.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn ruled that Alabama can enforce the law’s requirements for schools to verify students’ immigration status, and for police to determine citizenship and status of those they stop, detain or arrest. Police are allowed to arrest anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant during a routine traffic stop, under the law.

But Blackburn granted the Obama administration’s request to block certain portions of the law until she makes a final ruling. Those sections include provisions making it a crime to transport or harbor an illegal immigrant, or for an illegal immigrant to look for or perform work. Blackburn also blocked parts of the law that allow discrimination lawsuits against companies that hire illegal immigrants when they discharge or fail to hire a U.S. citizen, and forbidding employers from claiming as business tax deductions wages paid to illegal immigrants.

Herman Cain: “African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded,"

Cain is correct. African-Americans pull the Democrat lever at elections even though Democrats are not working for their best interests. Whites, not Blacks, collect greatest share of public aid dollars. The welfare state is hindering African-Americans from succeeding; not helping. African-Americans needs jobs, low taxes and opportunity the same as white Americans. They have been brainwashed by the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters and others.
Washington (CNN) — The one African-American running for the GOP presidential nomination said Wednesday the black community was ‘brainwashed’ for traditionally siding with liberal politicians.

“African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view,” Cain said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” in an interview airing Wednesday between 5–7 p.m. ET. “I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it’s just brainwashing and people not being open minded, pure and simple.”

Cain went on to explain that his interactions with African Americans led him to be optimistic about his own chances with the demographic.

“This whole notion that all African-Americans are not going to vote for Obama is not necessarily true,” Cain said.

Audio: North Carolina Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue Sounded Serious About Suggestion to Susped Elections

North Carolina Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue's spokesperson played the comment off as a joke. he audio has now been released. She didn't sound like she was joking.
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,”

Obama tells Latinos: “This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is not true,”

Well, it shouldn't be true, but that hasn't stopped President Obama from implementing "back door amnesty."
(Politico) — President Barack Obama showed some frustration Wednesday as he responded to questions about stalled immigration reform, chiding a Hispanic roundtable that “we live in a democracy.”

“This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is not true,” Obama told Hispanic journalists at an “Open for Questions” White House roundtable. “The fact of the matter is there are laws on the books I have to enforce. And there is a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and comprehensive immigration reform passed by perpetuating the notion that somehow by myself I can just go and do these things.”

Obama’s brief moment of pique highlights his struggle to maintain Hispanic support amid disappointment over his failure to push immigration reform aggressively and the inability of Democratic lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act through Congress. The act would offer a path to citizenship for some young illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

CIA operating super secret global warming center or something

The CIA secret special center for global warming is supposed to be studying the impact of global warming and rising sea levels on our security. Since global warming stalled out 10 years ago and sea levels actually declined last year, I wonder what they are wasting out tax dollars doing?
(Judicial Watch) — Most Americans may not know that the government agency responsible for providing national security data to the nation’s senior policymakers, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), operates a special center dedicated to global warming.

That’s because the CIA doesn’t want anyone to know what goes on in its two-year-old Center on Climate Change and National Security. So the exclusive unit, led by “senior specialists,” operates under a cloak of secrecy that rejects all public-records requests, despite President Obama’s promise to run a transparent government.

When the center was launched in 2009, the CIA said it would not address the science of climate change but rather the national security impact of phenomena such as desertification, rising sea levels, population shifts and heightened competition for natural resources. The new division was touted as an important tool that would bring together in a single place expertise on an important national security topic; the effect environmental factors can have on political, economic and social stability overseas.

Reasonably, some U.S. taxpayers want to know what exactly the center has been doing with their money...

Priceless: Liberal Newsweek Editor Admits Obama “Wasn’t Ready” To Be President (video)

Anybody with two brain cells to rub together came to this conclusion a long time ago.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Obama WH Spent Three Days Trying to Save Cop Killer Troy Davis From Being Executed

President Obama reportedly took a break from raising campaign cash trying to create jobs in an attempt to save the life of convicted cop killer Troy Davis.
ATLANTA, Sept. 26, 2011 — President Obama candidly Friday took a little time to explain how he tried to save Troy Davis and why he did not say anything about his controversial execution, two sources told Redding News Review.
Obama’s White House spent “three days” looking at how it could legally get involved in the case on a federal level, one source said. The Obama administration even called the state of Georgia about getting involved and were told “No”.
“‘We looked at every possible avenue legally,’” the source reported Obama said. “‘There was not one there.’”
“‘It was a state case and I could not intervene because it wasn’t federal,’” another source reported Obama said.
The two sources told Redding News Review that Obama talked about Davis, during a private lunch meeting of about 10 select black broadcasters.

Michael Moore: Jon Huntsman is only GOP 2012 candidate "who has sanity"

Dude! This is one endorsement Huntsman could have done without.

The endorsement starts about 1:20 of the video.

Will Huntsman pick up the coveted Nancy Pelosi endorsement next?

Obama has to ask House Democrat to introduce his jobs plan

The identical bills have no co-sponsors in either the House or Senate. can you blame them?
The Daily Caller has learned that Connecticut Democratic Rep. John Larson has introduced President Barack Obama’s jobs plan in the House of Representatives “at the request of the president” and that the bill has no co-sponsors.

Subsequent to The Daily Caller’s earlier reporting on Republican Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma’s comments about the bill not being filed in the House, a senior Democratic aide told TheDC the legislation was first introduced in the Senate on Sept. 13 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and in the House on Sept. 21 “at the request of the President."

Both versions, H.R. 12 and S. 1549 contain the same language and have no co-sponsors.

Health-Care Premiums Rise 9% in 2011. 17% of That Increase Was Due to Obamacare,

If your employers is raising your copay, it's because their premiums are going up.
(The Hill) — An annual survey found that premiums for employer-provided family plans increased by 9 percent — to $15,073 — in 2011.

The Obama administration quickly responded Tuesday to bad news about rising insurance premiums with a strong defense of the healthcare law and its benefits for consumers.

An annual survey of premiums found that the premiums for employer-provided family plans increased by 9 percent — to $15,073 — in 2011, leaving Democrats vulnerable to charges that the law isn’t working. The administration proactively responded with a post on the White House blog that went up as soon as the embargo on the annual Kaiser Family Foundation survey was lifted.
1.5 percentage points are directly due to Obamacare.
The Kaiser survey's researchers estimated that only around 1.5 percentage points of the 9% increase was tied to provisions of the federal health-care overhaul, which mandated changes to plans, including the addition of children up to the age of 26 to their parents' plans and an end to out-of-pocket costs for certain preventive-care benefits.
President Obama claimed employer health care premiums would fall by 3000% $3000. 
Mr. Obama asked his audience for a show of hands from people with employer-provided coverage, what most Americans have.

"Your employer, it's estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000 percent," said the president, "which means they could give you a raise."

A White House press spokesman later said the president misspoke; he had meant to say annual premiums would drop by $3,000.
President Obama lied.

Obama administration does not dispute $200k per job price tag in their jobs bill

How many jobs could your workplace create for $222,000? Assuming you paid the full cost of the job for one year, the number might be 8 if you work in a restaurant. The number might be 4 if you work in a factory or office. The number President Obama can create for $200,000 is only 1.
(ABC News) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner didn’t dispute a Harvard economist’s estimate that each job in the White House’s jobs plan would cost $200,000, but said the pricetag is the wrong way to measure the bill’s worth.
And he also pointed out, in an interview today with ABC News’ David Muir, that there is no other option on the table for getting the economy moving and putting more people back to work.
“You’ve got to think about the costs of the alternatives,” Geithner said when asked about Harvard economist Martin Feldstein’s calculation that each job created by President Obama’s American Jobs Act would cost taxpayers about $200,000.
“If government does nothing, it does nothing now because they’re scared by politics or they want to debate what’s perfect, then there will be fewer Americans back to work, the economy will be weaker,” he said.

Hollywood Moonbat Michael Moore on Capitalism: "It’s not’s not American.”

What Michael Moore meant to say was it's not socialist, but that term is being avoided by the left like it was a drug resistant venereal disease. If Michael Moore hates our country and economic system so much, why doesn't he relocate to the workers paradise of Cuba?
(Washington Examiner) — Documentary film maker Michael Moore blasted the capitalist economic system — the one that reportedly made him $50 million — and called for the arrests of Wall Street bankers in an interview with Piers Morgan this evening.
Morgan showed a video of Moore earlier in the evening, protesting on Wall Street, saying that capitalism “is about the upper one percent owning the majority of this country and everyone else scrambling for the crumbs . . . It’s not democratic.” During the Morgan segment, Moore said that the wealthy on Wall Street are “getting away with a huge crime” because “no one has been arrested” from Wall Street banks “for the crash of 2008.”
Morgan asked Moore about his opposition to capitalism, especially given Moore’s financial success as a filmmaker. When asked if his movie-making amounted to a capitalist endeavor, Moore replied “Is it really?”. . .
As Moore concluded his remarks on capitalism, he said that “it’s not American.” Similarly, he said “it’s not Christian, it’s not Jewish” or in conformity with any other major religion, insofar as capitalism neglects the “46 million” poor people struggling in American society.
Keep on reading…

Monday, September 26, 2011

Since NJ Gov. Chris Christie isn't running for President, he must be attending all those fundraisers for the food.

NJ Chris Christie has denied any presidential ambition for 2012, but he sure is attending a lot of high profile fundraisers.
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie sets out on a three-state tour today, delivering an address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday and highlighting a several fundraisers.

The buzz about Christie and a presidential campaign continues to get louder despite his repeated and oft colorful denials that he has no plans to run. The high-profile speech and fundraisers is likely to only stoke the presidential campaign speculation...
He goes first today to St. Louis, where he will attend a lunch-time fundraiser to benefit the New Jersey Republican Party. Tonight he will be the main attraction at a dinner for the Missouri Republican Party, one of the state's biggest annual fundraisers.

On Tuesday, he will attend a breakfast for Congressional candidate Ann Wagner before departing for California.

The main event in California is a Tuesday evening speech at the Reagan Library, where he was invited personally by former First Lady Nancy Reagan to speak. Keep on reading..
Jokes aside, I actually would like to see Gov. Christie enter the GOP 2012 race. He would make a formidable candidate.

Journalism Fail: ABC and NBC fail to mention Solyndra executives took the 5th at Congressional hearing

CBS gave the story a mere 25 seconds. There is nothing to see here. Please move along.
Appearing Friday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the CEO and CFO of Solyndra both invoked their fifth amendment right against self-incrimination.

But instead of highlighting the cover-up in the scandal of the $535 million federal loan trumpeted by the Obama administration to the solar panel manufacturer which went bankrupt, neither ABC nor NBC mentioned the development Friday night and CBS allocated a mere 25 seconds.

ABC’s World News, however, found time to fact check what Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said during Thursday night’s debate and how no candidate condemned audience members who booed a soldier in Iraq posing a question via YouTube. NBC Nightly News viewers saw a laudatory full story on President Barack Obama’s decision to allow schools to op-out of “No Child Left Behind.” And Brian Williams devoted as much time – 25 seconds – to the illegible signature of OMB Director Jacob Lew as Pelley used for his Solyndra item.

CNN Poll: Perry Still Leads GOP Pack

Perry leads Romney 28% to 21%. Herman Cain came in with 7%.

CNN poll:
According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party’s presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who’s making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three percent and former Utah Gov. and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at one percent.

Maxine Waters: “I don’t know who he was talking to, because we’re certainly not complaining”

Rep. Maxine Waters made this statement after President Obama told the CBC to stop whining and march.
“I don’t know who he was talking to, because we’re certainly not complaining,”
 Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters whined,
"...He’s invited them up to the White House to have beer. He’s invited them to come and watch the Super Bowl games. He’s done all of that, and when they eat his food and drink his beer and leave, then they go and try to kill him [on Capitol Hill]... You’ve gotta fight — you will not win this battle without fighting.”

For a second time in a month, Gallop finds a new low in liberal support for President Obama

Buyers remorse?
(CNS News) — President Barack Obama’s job approval among liberals has continued to erode, hitting a new all-time low in the Gallup poll last week, according to survey data released today.
In the seven-day period that ended on Sept. 25, only 67 percent of liberals told Gallup they approved of the way Obama was handling his job as president. That was down from 68 percent in the previous week.
The president’s job approval among liberals had also previously dropped to 68 percent in the last full week of August, but it had never dropped below that level until last week.
Obama’s approval among liberals hit a high of 92 percent in the Gallup poll in the week that ended on May 10, 2009.

Doublespeak: Obama talks about Republican debates, but WH denies he is watching them

(Politico) — Is President Obama watching the Republican debates or not?
According to the White House, he isn’t. “The president didn’t watch the debates,” press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Monday.
But on Sunday, Obama used the debates as a pivot point to criticize Rick Perry. “Has anybody been watching the debates lately?” he asked his supporters at a fundraiser. “You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change.”

Can we send the hikers Iran just released back?

At a press conference after their release, they denounced Iran Gitmo. What were these two moonbats doing hiking along the Iraq-Iran border anyway?

Obama insinuates global warming caused Texas wild fires

If President Obama wants to take a political shot at Texas Gov. Rick Perry for being nonscientific, he should get his science correct first.

La NiƱa is the likely culprit behind Texas wildfires.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Video: Obama commits a major gaffe during CBC speech

What in the world was he thinking about? Has he started smoking weed again? President Obama was practically incoherent.

Obama says:
“You Don’t want Billionaires to pay the same tax rate as JEW… I mean Janitors”

Obama Gaffe at CBC

20,000 poor people in Africa evicted from their land to fight global warming

The government and a company wanted to plant trees and sell the carbon credits.
(NYT)- Across Africa, some of the world’s poorest people have been thrown off land to make way for foreign investors, often uprooting local farmers so that food can be grown on a commercial scale and shipped to richer countries overseas.

But in this case, the government and the company said the settlers were illegal and evicted for a good cause: to protect the environment and help fight global warming.

The case twists around an emerging multibillion-dollar market trading carbon-credits under the Kyoto Protocol, which contains mechanisms for outsourcing environmental protection to developing nations.

The company involved, New Forests Company, grows forests in African countries with the purpose of selling credits from the carbon-dioxide its trees soak up to polluters abroad. Its investors include the World Bank, through its private investment arm, and the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, HSBC.

President Obama's small donor army seems to have deserted

Losing that 'Hope and Change' feeling one donor at a time.
(NYT)- They were once among President Obama’s most loyal supporters and a potent symbol of his political brand: voters of moderate means who dug deep for the candidate and his message of hope and change, sending him $10 or $25 or $50 every few weeks or months.

But in recent months, the frustration and disillusionment that have dragged down Mr. Obama’s approval ratings have crept into the ranks of his vaunted small-donor army, underscoring the challenges he faces as he seeks to rekindle grass-roots enthusiasm for his re-election bid.

In interviews with dozens of low-dollar contributors in the past two weeks, some said they were unhappy with what they viewed as Mr. Obama’s overly conciliatory approach to Congressional Republicans. Others cited what they saw as a lack of passion in the president, or said the sour economy had drained both their enthusiasm and their pocketbooks...
Such defections are not merely symbolic. About a quarter of Mr. Obama’s record haul during the 2008 cycle came from donors giving $200 or less... Keep on reading...

University of California Berkeley Republicans Have Bake Sale With Prices Based On Race

Strangely, this pushed a lot of liberals buttons. In the video, moonbat author Tim Wise claims whites have received 12 years of affirmative action before they get to college. Wait? Did he say white people?
(CNN) -- Campus Republicans at the University of California Berkeley have cooked up a storm of controversy with their plans for a bake sale.

But it's not your everyday collegiate fundraiser they've got in mind. They've developed a sliding scale where the price of the cookie or brownie depends on your gender and the color of your skin.

During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2.00, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1.00, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.

"The pricing structure is there to bring attention, to cause people to get a little upset," Campus Republican President Shawn Lewis, who planned the event, told CNN-affiliate KGO. "But it's really there to cause people to think more critically about what this kind of policy would do in university admissions."

Lewis says it's a way to make a statement about pending legislation that would let the California universities consider race or national origin during the admission process.

Who is up for a world record undie run? (video)

This happened in Utah of all places. Organizers claim they are making a statement about how uptight the state of Utah is. This is mostly work safe.

Mitt Romney Wins Michigan Straw poll

This is Perry's second straw poll defeat in as many days. If this trend continues, look for Sarah Palin or Gov. Chris Christie to enter the race.
(Hotline On Call )- In a rout, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney trounced Rick Perry and the rest of the GOP field to win the National Journal Hotline/National Association of Home Builders Straw Poll of GOP activists attending a weekend conference in Michigan.
Romney received 51 percent of the 681 votes cast, a whopping 34-percentage point victory over second-place Perry, who garnered 17 percent. It was the second straight defeat for Perry in a straw poll, after he finished second in another contest Saturday in Florida. The twin disappointments, along with weak debate performances, have raised questions about whether the Texas governor will remain the perceived front-runner in the GOP nomination fight.
Romney grew up in suburban Detroit and in the Michigan governor’s mansion; his father, George Romney, served as the state’s chief executive from 1963 to 1969. Michigan is likely to hold its presidential nomination contest on Feb. 28, a week before Super Tuesday. It is also an important state in the general election contest.
Both Romney and Perry addressed the conference Saturday, and while Perry took subtle digs at his GOP rival, Romney denounced President Obama’s economic leadership. “I just don’t think he’s equipped for what’s happening,” the former Massachusetts governor said.

Insanity: Some Unemployed Spending Their Time Working For President Obama's Re-Election

This article could explain why President Obama is so adamant about wanting to extend unemployment benefits.
People like Christine Alonzo are keeping President Barack Obama afloat and giving his political team hope that he can win re-election despite high unemployment and sour attitudes about his policies and the country's future.

Alonzo volunteered for Obama during the 2008 campaign. A few months after Obama's victory, she lost her job. She's still looking for work. Instead of blaming Obama for the economic crisis, she's volunteering full time to help him capture a second term.

"It's tough out there," Alonzo says. But, the 43-year-old adds, "I don't think our president's had enough time to get us back to where we need to be." She still likes him even though she's not hot about the state of the country. "He's got the intelligence, the drive, to get this country back on track."

This is a factor any Republican challenger must consider: Public opinion polls routinely show that Americans like the president personally even though they don't agree with his policies, even if hurt by them.

People who have lost their jobs or homes during Obama's presidency nonetheless say they want him to succeed and, what's more, they're working to help re-elect him because of the affinity they feel for him.
The main problem with this country isn't Obama is President. The main problem is 53% of voters were foolish enough to fall for 'Hope and Change' and cast a ballot in 2008 for a man with a resume the size of a postage stamp. Many have learned a hard lesson and will undoubtedly be more careful in 2012, but some will never learn.

Obama to Congressional Black Caucus: Shut Up and March With Me

The first black President tells the CBC to ignore the damage is doing to black Americans and "march with me, and press on...” If they have two brain cells to rub together, they will ignore Obama's plea and abandon this charlatan. Obama isn't a good president for any American of any color. He is destroying the economic prosperity of this country by pursuing a Socialist anti-business agenda and class warfare.
Washington (CNN) — While acknowledging the hard-hit black community and budding criticisms in its ranks, President Barack Obama said in a speech Saturday night to the Congressional Black Caucus that he wouldn’t give up — and urged members of the black community to join him to jump-start the still sluggish economy.

“I expect all of you to march with me, and press on,” Obama said. “. . .Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying. We are going to press on. We’ve got work to do.”

The unemployment rate among African-Americans is 16.7%, nearly double the national average. That fact has made fiscal reforms a priority for caucus members, some of whom — most of them Democrats — have criticized the president for not doing enough on the issue.

Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll

If you need proof Republicans and Tea Partiers are not racist, this straw poll is ample evidence. Conservatives will support a conservative candidate. Race has nothing to do with it. Cain has impressed many Republicans with his solid debate performances and strong conservative principles. Tea Party opposition to President Obama is rooted in Obama's liberal background and policies, not his color. Perry came in second and Romney third.
ORLANDO — Former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain won the Presidency 5 straw poll here Saturday, delivering a blow to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s frontrunner status and a victory for a candidate who has struggled to transform his grassroots popularity into strong showings in national polls.
“Tonight’s winner is Herman Cain,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced. “It shows you something, the road to the White House come through Florida, and it pays to spend time here.”
He received 37 percent of the more than 2,600 votes cast.
“Thank you to the Republican voters for this incredible honor of being named the winner of the Presidency 5 straw poll in Florida today,” Mr. Cain said. “This is a sign of our growing momentum and my candidacy that cannot be ignored. I will continue to share my message of ‘common-sense solutions’ across this country and look forward to spending more time in Florida, a critical state for both the nomination and the general election.”
The two national frontrunners — Mr. Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — placed second and third. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, meanwhile, landed in fourth place; Rep. Ron Paul of Texas landed in fifth place; and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, sixth. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann finished last. (See the poll results here.)

New MSNBC Host Chris Hayes thinks President Obama has "super powers" or something

Mr. 36% approval has "super powers?" Can MSNBC hosts get any dumber? Oh, I forgot Al Sharpton.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Golfer-in-Chief hits the links with Bubba

I suppose they will be trading cigar stories discussing Bill Clinton's opposition to raising taxes in the middle of a recession.
(The Hill) — President Obama headed to Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday for a round of golf with one of the few people who might have some idea of the difficulties the president has been facing: Former President Bill Clinton.
The paring of Clinton and Obama is a symbolic one for the White House, after Clinton critiqued Obama’s jobs plan earlier this week by arguing tax increases should wait until after the economy recovers.
“It’s okay with me. I’ll pay more. But it won’t solve the problem,” the former president said, arguing that the government shouldn’t raise taxes — or pursue spending cuts — “until we get this economy off the ground.”
But the former president later told the Associated Press that he thinks Obama has been doing a “good job,” and hopes that a book he plans to release in November — in which he will advocate the importance of government spending on infrastructure, technology, and green energy — will help bolster Obama’s success.
“I hope I can do things in this book that a president doesn’t have time to do and shouldn’t be doing,” Clinton told the AP.

Dumbest Administration Ever: Obama;s EPA Bans Over-The-Counter Asthma Inhalers Because of Chlorofluorocarbons

Now people with mild asthma will have to pay for expensive prescription inhalers. Really, Team Obama? How many chlorofluorocarbons could be in a few inhalers anyway? For now, you can still stock up on over-the-counter Epinephrine inhalers here.
(MSNBC)- Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government's latest attempt to protect the Earth's atmosphere.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.

The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.

But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.

Obvious: President Obama doesn't expect or want his jobs plan to pass Congress

No matter how many times President Obama shouts "pass this bill", Obama neither wants or expects his jobs plan to pass Congress. President Obama is engaging in a class warfare 2012 strategy. Cheri Jacobus over at The Hill explains.
It’s become apparent that Obama doesn’t actually expect or even want his plan to pass Congress. He knows his “savings” aren’t real and won’t stand up to scrutiny by economists and experts, just like they didn’t stand up to former President Clinton’s scrutiny. All candidate Obama needs to extract from his plan and angry rhetoric is to win back his far-left base and trick “regular” people (non-experts) into believing he is fighting for the “little guy,” but those mean, old Republicans are standing in his way and trying to protect rich folks. And of course, to him “rich folks” are the enemy (until they write a check to his reelection campaign).

That, in case anybody is wondering, is the very definition of class warfare... Read the whole article here.

Fail: Romney edited line about spreading Romneycare throughout the country from his book

And he lied about it in Thursday night's debate...
ORLANDO, Fla. (WLS) - After the Republican presidential debate Thursday night, a senior advisor to Mitt Romney acknowledged that a line about spreading health care reform throughout the country was changed in the paperback version of Romney’s book No Apology.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said during the Florida debate that Romney took out the single line that suggested the Massachusetts health reform law could be applied to the country.  The line that is removed in the paperback version reads, “We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country.”

Romney has been dogged during the presidential campaign by the Massachusetts health reform law, which was a model for the national law Democrats enacted in 2010.  Republicans are united in their opposition to the national law.

During the debate Romney denied that his book had been changed.

“I actually -- I actually wrote my book, and in my book I said no such thing.  What I said -- actually, when I put my health care plan together -- and I met with Dan Balz, for instance, of The Washington Post.  He said, is this a plan that if you were president you would put on the nation, have the whole nation adopt it?  I said, absolutely not.  I said, this is a state plan for a state, it is not a national plan."

Shock Poll: President Obama's Approval is Down to 36%

Approval train wreck...
This week’s Economist/YouGov Poll is full of bad news for President Barack Obama. The frontrunners for the GOP nomination in the 2012 contest are pulling very close to him in head-to-head matchups, and his approval rating has been at or near the lowest levels of his Presidency for the last few weeks. And the worrisome economy keeps it there: this week just 36% approve of the way he is handing his job overall, the lowest rating ever in the two and a half years of his Presidency. 

More than half the public — 56% — disapproves of the President’s performance.

There are several other indications in the poll of how opinion about the President has changed over time. Well over half the country has concerns about what the President says. 57% believes most of what he says is what he wants people to hear, and not what he really believes....Keep on reading...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Flashback: Sen. Sherrod Brown Claimed Cincinnati bridge Obama visited was "shovel ready" project for Stimulus I

Oh the deceptions Democrats love to weave...
Sen. Sherrod Brown Jan 2009: "We do need to do direct spending on job creation. That means shovel-ready projects for water and sewer systems, whether it's the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, that will put a lot of people to work and help with economic development."

Actually, the Brent Spence Bridge won't likely be "shovel ready" if Stimulus II passes due to environmental red tape.

Ouch! Allen West on Netanyahu’s Speech: “Hopefully our President is listening. He Can Hear What a Real Leader Sounds Like”


Payback: Recipient of $107 Million Federal Tax Credit For Wind Power Project Holds Obama Fundraiser

If this happened in business, the person involved would be fired for conflict of interest if not outright fraud.
(Politico) — President Barack Obama will raise money in early October with a Missouri businessman whose company benefited from a $107 million federal tax credit to develop a wind power facility in his state.

Tom Carnahan, a scion of Missouri’s most prominent Democratic political family, is listed on Obama’s campaign website as a host of a $25,000-per-person fundraiser to be held in St. Louis on October 4.

His investment firm, Wind Capital Group, was helped by a sizable credit authorized in the stimulus, for an energy project in northwest Missouri.

Republicans argue that it’s inappropriate for the Obama campaign to raise money from a donor who has benefited directly from the Recovery Act.

Missouri Republican Party executive director Lloyd Smith compared the situation to the Solyndra affair, in which the Obama administration reportedly rushed federal support to a green-energy firm that subsequently collapsed.

Who is up for watching Solyndra executives take the fifth?

Here is the video.Personally, I am looking forward to the "perp walk.'

Scott Brown's 2012 Challenger: 'There is Nobody in This Country Who Got Rich On His Own. Nobody'

This Obamabot's name is Elizabeth Warren and the left is all gaga over her. Warre sounds good if you lack critical thinking skills. In this video, she plays the standard Blame Bush for the deficit card and then makes this claim to support higher taxes in the wealthy,
"there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody."
Warren's analogy is if someone opens a factory, they transport their goods over public roads, hire people who have received a public education and receive police and fire protection, therefore engaging in class warfare and raising their taxes is justifiable. The Obamabots actually seem to buy that argument. There might be a thin veil of truth to it if the rich factory owner didn't pay any taxes, but, in reality, the rich are already facing the highest tax rates. The Buffet talk about millionaires and billionaires paying lower tax rates than their secretaries is nonsense. The left seems to think they are doing a potential factory owner a favor by allowing them to build and operate a factory in America. They haven't come to grips with the global economy. Companies are doing Americans a favor by building on American soil and hiring American workers. Labor costs and government regulation are much lower in what the auto industry now calls Low Cost Countries(LCC). Fast food, medical care and some service industries have to be located here. Companies manufacturing things and even some service jobs such as call centers have a choice. They can go to Mexico, China, India, Brazil or elsewhere. Here is a flash update for Ms. Warren and the left, they have roads,  educational systems and police/fire departments in foreign countries too.

Tingles: White Voters are Holding Obama to a Higher Standard or Something

Chris Matthews' claim that white voters will hold President Obama to a higher standard in 2012 because he is black is ridiculous. He is just trying to make you feel guilty that you might be a closet racist. You aren't. A white candidate with Obama's background and experience could have never been elected in 2008 and if one somehow had of been elected, they would be undergoing impeachment proceedings now. In many ways, President Obama is a novelty President. Now that Americans have mostly gotten that out of their system, let's elect a qualified leader in 2012.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Professor Peterson, let me ask you about white votes.
Do you have a sense as you’ve looked at politics in America that there are some white voters who will vote for an African-American say once? And they will hold that person to a very rigorous standard. Perhaps a much higher standard than they would a white politician.
And they’ll give them one shot and then they’ll dump them the next time.
I look at this, I look at the Ed Brooke. I look at the senator from Illinois. I think about this–
MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: Carol Moseley Braun
MATTHEWS: Yeah, Carol Moseley Braun. I wonder if this is a phenomenon you professors have looked at analytically at all, this sense of, okay, you’ve got your shot, but let’s see you do it, if it isn’t really, really good, you know, you’re out of there.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gallop Poll: Obama's approval among men at new low of 36%


Kudos to men for seeing through this charlatan.
( - The percentage of American men saying they approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president hit an all-time low of 36 percent in the Gallup poll last week.

That is down from a peak of 64 percent approval among men that Obama received in the seven-day period that ended on Jan. 25, 2009, the week he was inaugurated.

After his first week in office, Obama’s approval among men as measured by the Gallup poll never again matched that 64-percent peak.

Fun Music Video: "I Blame Everyone" by Lars Larson

This anti-Obama music video is hilarious. Enjoy!

"I Blame Everyone" by Lars Larson

Who is up for a 55% hike in their health insurance premium

It is you, if you live in Ohio, according to a forecast prepared for the Ohio Department of Insurance. Thanks President Obama.
(National Underwriter) — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) could cut the number of uninsured Ohio residents by 790,000 in 2017, but it also could increase premiums for the 735,000 residents who have individual coverage by more than 55%.

Consultants at Milliman Inc., Seattle, have included those projections in a forecast report prepared for the Ohio Department of Insurance.

The Ohio department commissioned the report to help regulators know what to expect in 2014, when major PPACA provisions are set to kick in, and a few years further along, in 2017.

PPACA opponents are still fighting in the courts and in Congress to block implementation of PPACA.

If the act takes effect as written and works as drafters expect, PPACA is supposed to require major medical insurers to sell policies that meet minimum benefits requirements on a guaranteed issue, mostly community-rated basis starting in 2014. Individuals and employees at small employers are supposed to be able to buy coverage using tax credits through a new system of health insurance exchanges. . . .

The number with some kind of individual commercial coverage could increase to 7.4%, or 735,000, from 350,000.

Rick Perry Has a Republican Heavyweight in His Foreign Policy Corner

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton is advising GOP candidate Rick perry.

Via Politico:
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton — the confrontational, sui generis, conservative foreign policy figure who considered a run for president — has been, I’m told, among those advising Governor Rick Perry on foreign policy as the candidate rapidly ramps up his presidential campaign.

Gallup Poll finds 47% Say MSM “Too Liberal

Only 13% thought there was a Conservative bias.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The majority of Americans still do not have confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The 44% of Americans who have a great deal or fair amount of trust and the 55% who have little or no trust remain among the most negative views Gallup has measured.
The majority of Americans (60%) also continue to perceive bias, with 47% saying the media are too liberal and 13% saying they are too conservative, on par with what Gallup found last year. The percentage of Americans who say the media are “just about right” edged up to 36% this year but remains in the range Gallup has found historically.

Alec Baldwin's cheese completely slips off his cracker

After Georgia executed cop killer Troy Davis. Hollywood Moonbat Alec Balwin lost it on Twitter.

Alec Baldwin should stop holding back and tell us how he really feels.

GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch introduces bill to defund UN if the General Assembly votes for Palestinian statehood

Hatch is a hero for introducing this bill, but it is unlikely Dingy Harry would ever let it come up for a vote.
(Washington Examiner) — Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the Solidarity with Israel Act today, a bill that would defund the United Nations if that body votes to recognize Palestine as a state.

“This vote undermines Israel’s security, and should the United Nations change Palestine’s current status, this legislation would prevent valuable American resources from funding the United Nations,” Hatch said. “Make no mistake, there will be consequences associated with efforts to undermine the security of America’s friends and allies.”

The United States will veto any vote by the UN Security Council that recognizes Palestine as a state, but Hatch’s bill would pull funding if the General Assembly voted to classify Palestine as an “observer state,” which the United States cannot interdict.

Solyndra: The Drunken Sailors on Shore Leave Company

When government intervenes in the private market and tries to make some companies winners, the normal business rules are thrown out the window. Companies don't follow the normal business rules they would if they had to compete on-on-one with other companies. Such was the case with solar panel maker Solyndra. They were making a product for $7 in costs that the Chinese could make and ship here for $3. Instead of wisely spending their cash and and bringing their costs down, Solyndra was spending money like drunken sailors on shore leave.

Former Solyndra engineer Lindsey Eastburn:
“After we got the loan guarantee, they were just spending money left and right. Because we were doing well, nobody cared. Because of that infusion of money, it made people sloppy.”
Of course Solyndra wasn't worried about becoming profitable anytime in the near future. They had applied for a second "green: loan so they would have money to spend after they wasted depleted  their cash reserves.. Unfortunately for them, the gig was up and the loan never through. 
(WaPo) — Former employees of Solyndra, the shuttered solar company that exhausted half a billion dollars of taxpayer money, said they saw questionable spending by management almost as soon as a federal agency approved a $535 million government-backed loan for the startup.

A new factory built with public money boasted a gleaming conference room with glass walls that, with the flip of a switch, turned smoky-gray to conceal the room’s occupants. Hastily purchased state-of-the-art equipment ended up being sold for pennies on the dollar, still in its plastic bubble wrap, employees said.

As the $344 million factory went up just down the road from the company’s leased plant in Fremont, Calif., workers watched as pallets of unsold solar panels stacked up in storage. Many wondered: Did we even need this new factory?

“After we got the loan guarantee, they were just spending money left and right,” said former Solyndra engineer Lindsey Eastburn. “Because we were doing well, nobody cared. Because of that infusion of money, it made people sloppy.”
...Within a week of getting a loan guarantee commitment from the Energy Department, Solyndra applied for another guarantee worth $400 million. It never won final approval. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Do the rich really pay less in taxes than their secretaries?

Not according to this "Fact Check" article by AP. Yes. I am also shocked AP actually fact checked anything the Messiah claimed. (accent is mine)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants to make sure millionaires are taxed at higher rates than their secretaries. The data say they already are.

"Warren Buffett's secretary shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett. There is no justification for it," Obama said as he announced his deficit-reduction plan this week. "It is wrong that in the United States of America, a teacher or a nurse or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than somebody pulling in $50 million."...

This year, households making more than $1 million will pay an average of 29.1 percent of their income in federal taxes, including income taxes, payroll taxes and other taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay an average of 15 percent of their income in federal taxes.

Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5 percent of their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and $30,000 will pay 5.7 percent... Keep on reading...

Dumb Story of the Day: Is Obama More Clark Kent or Superman?

Drum roll please... It's from CNN.

Screen capture 09/21/11

You can read it here if you have the stomach for it.

USA TODAY/Gallup Poll: Obama now owns the poor economy

It's abut time. The blame Bush card was wearing thin.
WASHINGTON — Americans’ pessimism about the economy and its future is deepening, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and they are increasingly willing to hold President Obama responsible for hard times.
Eight of 10 say the economy is in a recession, and nearly as many say it hasn’t improved over the past year. Even more ominous: Six in 10 predict the economy a year from now will be the same or worse than today, a downturn from the public’s views last year and the year before.

Former president George W. Bush deserves a great deal of blame, 36% say, a decline of 7 percentage points since mid-2009, five months after he had left office.

Twenty-four percent say Obama deserves a great deal of the blame, up 10 points since 2009. For the first time since he took office, a majority of Americans — including six in 10 independents — say he deserves a great deal or moderate amount of blame for the nation’s economic woes.

President Obama's Inexperience Has Brought Palestinian Statehood To A Crisis

The same thing President Obama is now facing happened to former President H. W. Bush. He knew how to nip it in the bud.
Here is a better course: The Obama Administration, which has wasted six months begging the Palestinians to change course, might instead announce that a declaration of Palestinian statehood in New York would lead to the closure of the Palestinian representative's office in Washington. Congress could also enact Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's bill to cut funding to the U.N. if it endorses a Palestinian state. This worked wonders the last time the Palestinians sought to have the U.N. declare their state during the George H.W. Bush Administration. Read whole WSJ editorial.

Who is up for a 90% top tax bracket?

Hollywood moonbat Ron Howard is. Hey, Opie. Just send in a check if you think you feel you aren't paying your fair share.
(TheDC) — Life was simpler in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C., where “The Andy Griffith Show” was set, and images of Sheriff Andy Taylor and his son Opie evoke a more prosperous America. But did the mystique of that setting include a 90 percent tax rate on the wealthy?

On MSNBC Wednesday, appearing from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., director and producer Ron Howard said he would be open to the wealthy paying more taxes.

“Well, to be honest, I remember on the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ when income taxes for the upper levels were as much as 90 percent,” Howard said. “And that’s the era that we often look back to with great nostalgia and it was a time of tremendous growth. So you know, I’m not averse to paying some taxes to try to help the country grow and help the economy grow.”

Junk Science: Team Obama Still Pushing Junk Science Diet

There is now doubt many Americans are obese. The reasons behind it are lack of exercise and eating to much food. If you want to weigh less, eat less and exercise more. It is that simple. Liberals have a different idea to make Americans more healthy. They want to control your diet. In a misguided effort, the government has targeted salt and fat in our diet for years. That attack has gone on steroids under the Obama administration.

There is no scientific reason for the government to try and restrict the salt intake of most Americans. A recent study actually found those on a low salt diet had a significantly higher cardiovascular death rate.
Which is more dangerous: dietary salt or the government’s dietary guidelines? A new study confirms some old truths.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (May 4), reports that among 3,681 study subjects followed for as long as 23 years, the cardiovascular death rate was more than 50 percent higher among those on who consumed less salt.

The researchers concluded that their findings, “refute the estimates of computer model of lives saved and health care costs reduced with lower salt intake” and they do not support “the current recommendations of a generalized and indiscriminate reduction in salt intake at the population level.”

But that sort of reduction is precisely what the U.S. government now recommends.
 There have been many studies in the past that cast doubt on the low sodium diet. The low fat diet was debunked several years ago. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama Obama continues her crusade to control what we eat.
WASHINGTON -- Calorie by calorie, first lady Michelle Obama is chipping away at big portions and unhealthy food in an effort to help America slim down.
In the year and a half since she announced her campaign to curb childhood obesity, Mrs. Obama has stood alongside Wal-Mart, Olive Garden and many other food companies as they have announced improvements to their recipes – fewer calories, less sodium, better children's menus.
The changes are small steps, in most cases. Fried foods and french fries will still be on the menu, though enticing pictures of those foods may be gone. High-sodium soups, which many consumers prefer, will still be on the grocery aisle. But the amount of sodium in each can will gradually decrease in some cases, and the taste of their low-sodium variety will be improved.
On Thursday, the first lady joined Darden Restaurants Inc. executives at one of their Olive Garden restaurants in Hyattsville, Md., near Washington to announce that the company's chains are pledging to cut calories and sodium in their meals by 20 percent over a decade. Fruit or vegetable side dishes and low-fat milk will become standard with kids' meals unless a substitution is requested.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says we will get used to the taste of less salt in our food.
(CNS News) — The Obama administration’s focus on what Americans eat includes Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who said on Monday that Americans will “adjust” their tastes to the food the government says is best for people to eat.