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You owe even more…

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now that Treasury  has increased the anticipated loss  from the auto industry bailouts  ( for which read labor unions)  to $23.77 billion.

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January 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm

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$189,000…

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That’s how much  each of us owes  on the national debt.   Read the whole article.   It’s depressing,  but it’s the truth.

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January 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

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Mobile phones…

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I always assumed somebody thought it would be useful to have a phone you could travel with,  but who knew anyone  was trialing a  car phone in 1920?

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January 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm

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Food stamp president…

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After whining that he isn’t the food-stamp president when Newt Gingrich tagged him as such,  he said in his interview with Diane Sawyer that he didn’t give out food stamps and it was  (that evil,  nasty) George W. Bush who made more people eligible for them.  But now we find that His Oneness is offering $75,000 grants for those devising creative methods to sign  more people up  for food stamps.

This shouldn’t surprise anyone.   If enough people are dependent upon your government for survival,  and convinced they owe you their votes because of it,  you get re-elected.   Remember all the Iraqis who showed their ration cards to the camera as they went in to cast their ballots for Saddam Hussein?  Would there be any difference?

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January 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

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Fixing capitalism…

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This is what  liberal journalists believe.   How do I know David Rothkopf is liberal?  Because he omits any mention of the crony capitalism His Oneness likes, or of the corrupt form which uses the forced dues of government employees to enrich the unions which support Democrats to form and maintain a viscous circle.   He believes that business has too much power, and even acknowledges that business has acquired power from government,  but he thinks the solution is for government to take back that power.  How typical of the progressive mind!

The solution is to  reduce the power of government so that it has less to bestow on business.  The power of the people in the marketplace works then,  which is why liberals and progressives work so tirelessly to expand government.  They hate capitalism which they can’t control,  and if they do control it,  it isn’t capitalism.

By the way,  I just went to  Wikipedia to look up  Mr. Rothkopf,  and sure enough,  the author went to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.   Liberal to the max…

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January 29, 2012 at 11:33 pm

The Levin rule…

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Mark Levin has a  wonderful new rule  — ” every millionaire and billionaire who says they don’t pay enough in taxes should pay a tax rate of 75%.”

That would shut up Warren Buffet and George Soros and Michael Moore and the hypocrites like them.

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January 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

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Art on aurora…

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A Swedish astro-photographer  has added art to  a natural event with stunning results.

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January 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm

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FOX News most and least…

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If 34% of those polled  trust FOX the most,  and another 34% trust it the least,  it seems to me that FOX is getting it right,  and has earned its  “fair and balanced”  motto.

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January 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

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Pinching Germany…

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If you don’t think the disappearing of the U.S. military matters,  just consult the mayors of all the German towns already hit hard by the reduction of troops.   Some of the others  to be affected already know what’s coming.

The German government probably won’t say anything,  for diplomatic reasons,  but it surely sees the same risks Defense Secretary  Leon Panetta vaguely admits to,  while simultaneously claiming they don’t matter.

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January 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm

It’s working in Wisconsin…

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and the labor unions absolutely HATE it.   Gov. Scott Walker had a plan and has implemented it,  namely making union members pay more for their benefits.   It has been an economic benefit,  and has actually saved union jobs,  not destroyed them as prophesied by every Democrat in the state and elsewhere.   His thanks for his financial acumen and sensible policies has been to be subjected to a recall election.  But the voters who have had to pay through the nose for the union’s lavish contracts have started to catch on.  Help  Walker out.   And perhaps you can help get your own state out from under the heavy weight of union contracts.

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January 27, 2012 at 10:30 am