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    8.3% Unemployment Deception

    The Democrats and their media friends are pointing gleefully to the January unemployment numbers as indicators that Obama’s policies are working. The official rate fell to 8.3% with 243,000 jobs added. Yeah, right… 8.3%. This is the Democrats defining “the new normal” for socialist Euro-type unemployment where we applaud bad news. But look closely at the overall situation and you will see the real truth | Read More »

    Romney Backhandedly Right about ‘the Poor’

    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said recently that he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have an “ample safety net”.  Romney said that he is focused instead on helping middle-class people who are being hurt by the Obama depression. It was a somewhat clumsy statement but Romney really was saying something valuable. And of course the media and Democrats went koo-koo over his statement. | Read More »

    Thank God for… Global Warming?

    It sure has been a great winter. After many harsh ones we finally got a warm one – nice temperatures and little snowfall. Heating bills are low, plowing costs are almost zero which is aiding city and town budgets, and people generally are suffering much less hardship than usual (slipping on the ice etc.) Of course we should be expecting the ‘global warming’ (GW) nuts | Read More »

    Romney Rolls, Super PACs Flourish

    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney won the Florida primary handily with 46% of the vote to Newt Gingrich’s 32%. Rick Santorum got 13% of the tally while Ron Paul got only 7%. Romney has regained the momentum that he lost in his big defeat in the South Carolina contest and is expected to do well in many of the February primaries. He is moving toward | Read More »

    Bureaucrats’ Shadow Play

    Here is a recent news items from washingtonpost.com: ‘The White House will propose a 0.5 percent pay increase for civilian federal employees as part of its 2013 budget proposal… The proposal… differs from Republican plans supported by lawmakers and presidential candidates that would freeze basic pay rates for one more year. Some of those plans also call for denying within-grade raises. …But, “a permanent pay | Read More »

    Newt Under Heavy Fire

    Newt Gingrich is under fire. Again. Negative perceptions of him are on the rise from within the Republican party. Again. A handful of anti-Gingrich commentaries by prominent Republicans/conservatives appeared on January 25 and January 26. This is intended to urge primary voters in Florida to abandon Gingrich as a possible presidential nominee. Indeed Gingrich has always been controversial. His negative ratings are as high as | Read More »

    About Romney’s Taxes

    When Warren Buffett said in 2011 that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary, all hell broke loose. And when Mitt Romney recently said that he paid a 15% tax rate on his income, the same hell broke loose and he was surely talking about the same thing. Because Buffett was referring to the 15% that Romney was, and that is a completely | Read More »

    Obama Speech Parsed

    (Here are excerpts from the State of the Union speech, with my comments after each.) Obama said: Most of Al Qaida’s top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban’s momentum has been broken. And some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home. These achievements are a testament to the courage, selflessness, and teamwork of America’s armed forces. At a time when too many of our | Read More »

    Socialist Blowhards Convene in Swiss Luxury

    If you want to see the contrast between an arrogant, clueless socialist elite and the people of the world who actually go to work every day, look no further than this article, Davos elites to seek reforms of ‘outdated’ capitalism, from Breitbart.com. ‘”We have a general morality gap, we are over-leveraged, we have neglected to invest in the future, we have undermined social coherence, and | Read More »

    Kristi Noem: Rising GOP Star

    This essay could be called Politician In the Fast Lane or GOP Ticket to the Future. But you would never want to make jest of first-term South Dakota Republican US congresswoman Kristi Noem’s dark past as summarized in this wikipedia.org entry: ‘Noem received 27 traffic citations, including 20 speeding tickets from 1989 to 2010. Noem incurred stop sign and seat belt violations, no driver’s license, | Read More »