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Friday, August 31, 2012

After the Welfare State

Eastwood's anti-Obama comedy

Congress - clean sweep needed


Congressional Performance

8% Think Congress Is Doing A Good Job
Monday, August 27, 2012
The number of voters nationwide who believe Congress is doing a good job remains in single digits.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is doing a good job. Sixty-four percent (64%) give the legislature a poor rating on its job performance. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 22-23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

To find a “mistake” in Ryan’s speech, “factcheckers” ignore its content

GayPatriot » To find a “mistake” in Ryan’s speech, “factcheckers” ignore its content

NBC denialists say no global warming


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Typical DC pro-regressive mendacity

MetroWeekly, a partisan Democratic "news" magazine that serves the gay subset of tax-funded DC fat 'crats who come to DC for 6 figure lobbyist and lawyer jobs and price long-term residents out of housing, took a swipe at the Tea Party this week by claiming Congressman Akin was its avatar.  We replied here and in their comments section:


Tea Party Push

Conservative movement's anti-gay candidates hope to secure Senate majority

By Justin Snow
Published on August 30, 2012, 8:33am | Comments
Just two years ago, the tea party movement threatened to upend the balance of power within the Republican Party.
Conservatives were angry, not just with a Democratic president they believed to be anti-American, but with a Republican Party that would not stand up to him.
Rep. Todd Akin
Rep. Todd Akin
(Photo courtesy of US House of Representatives)
In summer 2009, many took to the streets protesting outside the U.S. Capitol as health care reform worked its way through Congress. More importantly, they organized and voted, ushering in a new era of divisiveness that ended the careers of many Republican establishment politicians who spent years in Washington building relationships with those on the other side of the aisle.
As Republicans convened in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27 to 30, to finalize their national party platform and nominate Mitt Romney for president, the movement that began as a threat to the Republican establishment appears to have solidified the power they sought two years ago.
Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan — a man 23 years his junior — as his running mate symbolizes that. Although Ryan was first elected to Congress in 1999, he has become a hero of the tea party movement.
Ryan's budget plan, which would dramatically reduce the size of the federal government and tackle the deficit by slashing entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, has been a rallying call for Republicans who wish to truly alter how government functions in modern America.
Sal Russo, co-founder of the political action committee Tea Party Express, told The Wall Street Journal that this year's convention was a ''triumphant tea-party convention.''
While Romney still causes trepidation among tea party faithful for his fluid political views, Ryan's selection was viewed as a nod to their cause. When the tea party emerged in 2010, many questioned if its fringe characteristics would ever be embraced by the broader Republican Party, or if the movement would break off into a third party and siphon away conservative votes from Republican candidates.
Now that the two factions have become one, this November is not only an opportunity for Republicans to reclaim the White House, but also to secure a majority in the Senate. Riding a wave of voter discontent over health care reform and Washington insiders, tea party Republicans took over the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. This November, they hope to do the same in the upper chamber.
There are 33 Senate seats up for grabs this November with 21 of those seats currently held by Democrats, who traditionally have been more friendly toward gay issues.
Although divisive social issues have gotten little play this election year with many Republicans running on job creation and a stagnant economy, their election would usher in a majority that is just as conservative socially as it is fiscally.
Perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than in Missouri, where Republican Rep. Todd Akin started a firestorm in August after he opined that women rarely get pregnant from ''legitimate rape'' because ''the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.''
The tea party supporter's comments brought a backlash from Democrats and Republicans alike and endangered his bid against Democrat Clare McCaskill's Senate seat, who had been trailing in the polls.
Akin's factually unfounded opinions about rape turned a Senate race in the heartland into a national story.
Shortly after Akin's comments, the Human Rights Campaign, which traditionally supports Democratic candidates, also jumped into the fray and used the national spotlight shone on Akin as a means to draw attention to his broader record on social issues, including gay rights.
In a statement, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said that Akin's "shockingly cold ignorance to the victims of rape" extends to his views of LGBT people as well.
"Over the last decade, Akin has been one of the leading voices in the House working against the best interests of LGBT people – he's against any kind of relationship recognition for same-sex couples; he's made remarks that are demeaning to LGBT families; he voted against the historic repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and he refuses to support workplace protections," Griffin said. "Todd Akin is no friend to anyone who has experienced discrimination and is looking to their elected officials to protect their rights under the law."
However, despite being encouraged to drop out of the Senate race by top Republicans, including Romney, as well as receiving a direct chiding from President Barack Obama, who called Akin's comments ''offensive,'' Akin decided to stay in the race and take his chances. He has, however, accused Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus of having a ''personal vendetta'' against him.
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Our reply:

I am not surprised by how uninformed this article is, given how tendentious the title is. What would one think if stories about John Wayne Gacy or the shooter this month at the Family Research Council emphasized their sexuality and tied their violence to their being gay? The only polls conducted of thousands of self-identified tea party activists, by PhD candidate Emily Eakin of the University of Southern California and political strategist David Kirby, showed that the tea party is split 50/50 between socially liberal and libertarian tea partiers who support reproductive freedom and gay rights (and tax cuts and less spending), and social conservatives who do not. (Kind of like American voters, and many sub groups of American voters, in general.) And Akin himself far from being a representative of tea party activists, was behind in a 3 way race being led by John Brunner, until a last minute endorsement of Sarah Steelman by Sarah Palin, split the less socially conservative vote in two and allowed Akin to win. (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79539.html) I can barely read MW anymore, as it is nothing but one partisan howler after another. Maybe Maddow will hire you to be interns. Should her show survive.

American voters really do have to just ignore error filled partisan media and get their information from more direct sources to know what is going on.

Opinion: Ron Paul and the tea party playbook - David Kirby and Emily Ekins - POLITICO.com

Opinion: Ron Paul and the tea party playbook - David Kirby and Emily Ekins - POLITICO.com

Monday, August 27, 2012

When Liberals Misread Bastiat

When Liberals Misread Bastiat

Chris Matthews Explodes At Reince Priebus Over 'Race Card': 'Awful,' 'Embarrassment,' 'Garbage' (VIDEO)


Spittles Matthews live in lily white Chevy Chase, Maryland in a 2 million dollar house. It's where liberal Democrats like Spittles and Anita Dunn go when living in DC a few blocks away is too black for them, since it is 50 per cent African American. He is a racist who voted with is feet for segregation. He commutes into work in DC at NBC on Nebraska Avenue NW.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Friday, August 24, 2012

Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers

Is Janet Napolitano Jumping the Good Ship Obama?

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Why RyanCare Will Fail

Why RyanCare Will Fail

Why I’m a Ryan Girl


Why I’m a Ryan Girl

   
So here’s what this election doesn’t boil down to:
Not if Paul Ryan is an ideologically pure conservative. Because, let’s face it, the only person who will ever pass your own ideological purity test is yourself.
Not if Paul Ryan has voted in the past in ways we don’t like. Because even Reagan was once a Democrat.
Not if Rand Paul would have made a better VP choice. Because as a right-leaning libertarian, that was my hope, too. I wanted Rand Paul on the ticket to bring in the libertarian votes and the people who felt like Ron Paul got shafted along the way. I wanted Rand Paul for the people who felt like our Constitution is getting torn to shreds and who feel like they’re not being listened to and the people who have lost all faith in our government, but in Ron Paul’s run, saw hope.
What it does boil down to is the future of our kids. We cannot continue this path and four more years of Obama is four more years that we cannot afford. We cannot afford four more years of Eric Holder and more scandals like Fast and the Furious, or the suppression of voter ID laws.
We cannot afford four more years of Janet Napolitano and the increasing erosion of our Constitutional rights. We cannot afford four more years of Harry Reid refusing to even consider a budget or four more years of Nancy “You have to pass that bill to know what’s in it” or four more years of governing by executive fiat. We cannot afford four more years with the possibility of Obama getting at least two more Supreme Court justice nominees.
And that’s why I’m a big fan of Paul Ryan. I’ve made no secret to my friends and family that Romney wasn’t my first choice…or second…or third. Romney to me was just one more election offering of Juan McLame, ready to be another squishy RINO and do anything he had to do in order to get elected.
But Paul Ryan is young. He has kids not much older than mine. He understands budgets (don’t make me dig up the link from the House Budget Committee’s proposal last year!). He understands taking risks to save this country, and he understands that if we don’t fix Medicare and Social Security NOW (like, right now if not yesterday), the promises that were made to mine and my parents’ generation (that’s his generation too!) won’t be there.
Sure, I could pull the lever for Gary Johnson, a.k.a. The Second Coming of Ross Perot. And some will say that if I had any principles at all, that since I’m in a “safe” state I could write in the candidate of my choice. But, see, I don’t care that Texas isn’t in play, and my principles at this moment are defined by my children, and that I am terrified they won’t grow up as I did, knowing that America was the greatest nation in the world. I want to see this election go to Romney-Ryan in a landslide. I want it to be 1980 and 1984 again (electorally speaking, of course), and I want to tuck my kids in bed at night, knowing that the American flag and our Constitution are strong enough to protect them.
That’s why I love the “Hey, girl, it’s Paul Ryan” memes. Is it harmless entertainment? To some. But there are people who see those photos, who have no idea who Paul Ryan is, who maybe (just maybe!), might go look and see what this is all about. There are people who see those cute, catchy photos of our potential vice president and think, “Hey, he is kind of just like us.” And there are people like myself and my girlfriends, who post them on each other’s Facebook walls during the day just to make each other smile. If nothing else, it’s free name recognition and advertising—and after the 2008 election, I won’t discount what a handsome face and name recognition can accomplish.
So, maybe Paul Ryan isn’t perfect. But he’s a heck of a lot better than the alternative, and no one wants to see a “Hey, girl, it’s Joe Biden” meme. Let’s focus on winning the 2012 election together and voting out Obama-Biden. Sniping about how Paul Ryan just isn’t conservative enough isn’t going to do anything but fuel the opposition. Not when Paul Ryan just might be conservative enough to save America—and that’s what this election is going to come down to.
And if that makes me a Ryan girl, so be it.

Michael Badnarik's Constitution Class 1 of 43

Once influential in some libertarian circles in the southwest.

Do You Agree with Sen. Rand Paul That Hemp = Jobs? And That Producing Industrial Hemp Should be Legal?

Do You Agree with Sen. Rand Paul That Hemp = Jobs? And That Producing Industrial Hemp Should be Legal?

Reality Check: RNC's Last Scramble To Strip Delegates Before Th - FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather & Sports

Reality Check: RNC's Last Scramble To Strip Delegates Before Th - FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather & Sports

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Senator Famous for Joking About Rape Campaigns for Obama, Biden

Senator Famous for Joking About Rape Campaigns for Obama, Biden

Eleanor Holmes Norton admits Obama stimulus is not helping DC residents

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Women at the Democratic convention.... but not DC Delegate Norton?

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Is Delegate Norton trying to suppress voters?

Bruce Majors for Congress: Is Delegate Norton trying to suppress voters?: Delegate Norton is in campaign mode, sponsoring a jobs fair to up her visibility during election season (you would not believe how many of ...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Cheer up Conservatives, there's a Libertarian on the ballot in Missouri

Libertarian Republican: Cheer up Conservatives, there's a Libertarian on t...: Todd Akin's remarks about "legitimate rape" were inexcusable, insulting and embarrassing to the GOP -- Sarah Steelman by Eric Dondero ...

A Conversation with Cato's David Boaz at Freedom Fest 2012

A Conversation with Cato's David Boaz at Freedom Fest 2012

A Conversation with Cato's David Boaz at Freedom Fest 2012

A Conversation with Cato's David Boaz at Freedom Fest 2012

Rachel Maddow Abbreviates History

Rachel Maddow Abbreviates History

The Wrong Side Absolutely Must Not Win

The Wrong Side Absolutely Must Not Win

Ayn Rand/Paul Ryan on Diane Rehm show on NPR now

Libertarians of the District of Columbia metropolitan area: Ayn Rand/Paul Ryan on Diane Rehm show on NPR now

Thursday, August 9, 2012

CBO: Obamacare Will Leave 30 Million Uninsured | CNSNews.com

CBO: Obamacare Will Leave 30 Million Uninsured | CNSNews.com

Americans Dramatically Underestimate Cost of Employer Payroll Taxes - Rasmussen Reportsâ„¢

Americans Dramatically Underestimate Cost of Employer Payroll Taxes - Rasmussen Reportsâ„¢

Whoopi Goldberg to Chick-fil-A: I Stand With You

Our country is currently down. We expect to be back in about January 2013. Thanks for your patience.

Our country is currently down. We expect to be back in about January 2013. Thanks for your patience.: Our country is currently down. We expect to be back in about January 2013. Thanks for your patience.

Our country is currently down. We expect to be back in about January 2013. Thanks for your patience.

GayPatriot » If Romney’s high school grades merit media coverage,why this indifference to Obama’s college transcripts?

GayPatriot » If Romney’s high school grades merit media coverage,why this indifference to Obama’s college transcripts?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Why Obama's College Records Matter

Articles: Why Obama's College Records Matter

Guy In Obama Commercial is LYING About His Wife's Cancer

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Real estate experts say mess could be solved if government would stop helping



Last month, in the blistering heat of Denver, participants ranging from economists to green architects addressed some of the most pressing real estate issues at the National Association of Real Estate Editors annual conference.
After hearing from more than two dozen speakers over three days, I took away three points:
Despite a strengthening market, the real estate mess that we are experiencing will last for another two to three years. The solution to this seemingly intractable problem lies with market forces and not government action. And the recovery, now in its third year, by all accounts, certainly has been prolonged by the government’s interference in the market.
Re/Max LLC CEO Margaret M. Kelly pointed out that 4 million seriously delinquent homes have already gone through the foreclosure process, but that there were “4 million to go.” Thus, if it has taken three years to get 4 million homes through the foreclosure process, it may take another three years for the remainder of the so-called “shadow inventory” to make it into the hands of non-bank owners.
Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, said that distressed property sales had peaked and were trending down. In 2011, distressed properties accounted for 50 percent of all sales. So far in 2012, that figure is 25 percent, and Yun predicted that distressed sales will account for only 15 percent of sales in 2013.
On the other end of the spectrum, Yun projected that 2013 could bring an average price appreciation of 10 percent. This rosy scenario is based on the assumptions that the supply of new homes remains static and that federal policymakers do not exacerbate the economy’s problems. Industry overreaction to previous abuses in the appraisal and mortgage underwriting areas were also cited as two significant factors holding back the recovery. Yun even quantified these problems, saying that home prices would be 10 to 20 percent higher with accurate appraisals and 15 percent higher with appropriate mortgage underwriting scrutiny. But since cash transactions account for 33 percent of all transactions, these “frictions are hiding the dysfunction in the real estate market,” Yun added.
Who is buying all these homes? Mark Obrinsky, chief economist for the National Multi Housing Council, said Generation Y (those born 1980-1995) appears to be oriented more toward rent than ownership. As examples, he cited the popularity of services like Netflix, Zipcars and the cloud. The generation’s desire for mobility and its sizeable student loans, he said, also support the conclusion that many 20- and 30-somethings may not be ready to buy a house any time soon.
Still, investors are more than happy to provide them with smaller, more reasonably priced rental units. After all, renting even a small apartment is better than living in their parents’ basement. Renting their own apartment provides the coveted independent feeling that Generation Y’ers seem to crave.
All indications are that investment in rental units will be a fairly good sector in the real estate market for the next few years. “We will have to wait and see if there will be a permanent shift” to a nation of renters, Obrinsky said.
Kelly describes the makeup of homebuyers in the current market as 40 percent who already own a home, 35 percent who are first-time purchasers, and 25 percent who are investors. Those investors are buying 60 percent properties owned by lenders and 33 percent short sales. Seventy-eight percent of these investors are cash purchasers.
Perhaps because no government officials were speaking and the conference was 1,671 miles from the nation’s capital, a decidedly anti-Washington theme emerged. Many participants expressed the belief that the recovery would be further along but for governmental interference.
“Washington is the biggest obstacle to our recovery,” said Robert Jacobs, chief investment officer of Broe Group, a Denver-based real estate investment and development firm. “The best thing they can do is to stop doing anything. The economy wants to grow. Washington is not the solution, it’s the problem.”
Yun of NAR stated that in judicial foreclosure states — where a lender has to seek court approval before completing a foreclosure — seriously delinquent loan inventories remain high.
“Supply is not connecting with demand, so prices are not healing,” Yun said. Echoing this view was Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow. “Artificial suppression [of foreclosures] is not helpful,” Humphries said. “Moratoriums are not helpful. These actions have definitely not helped and are keeping home prices down.”
Indeed, Re/Max’s Kelly pointed to the administration’s one-time homebuyer credit as merely accelerating sales into the year of the credit, at the expense of sales in the year after the credit expired. “Stop the artificial stimulus. Let the market settle where it needs to settle,” Kelly added.
Harvey S. Jacobs is a real estate lawyer in the Rockville office of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake. He is an active real estate investor, developer, landlord and lender. This column is not legal advice and should not be acted upon without obtaining legal counsel. Jacobs can be reached at hjacobs@jgllaw.com.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Calling for Kerry

Not that Kerry! Public Event By Republican Liberty Caucus 12:00pm until 10:00pm in CDT Everywhere Help Win a Congressional Seat for Liberty Today RLC endorsee Kerry Bentivolio is in a unique situation in his run for Congress in Michigan's 11th district. The incumbent he was challenging, Thad McCotter, failed to qualify for the ballot. But establishment Republicans in Michigan really don't want a champion of liberty like Kerry to get the party nomination so they are putting a lot of money and effort into a write-in challenge in the primary. We need to stop them. Don't let them do to Kerry what they did to Joe Miller in Alaska. Write-in campaigns are rife with fraud and error and we need to make sure that Kerry gets a solid win, because we need every pro-liberty voice we can get in Congress. The primary vote is on Tuesday. You can help by making last minute get out the vote calls, even if you are not in Michigan. To help, just go to http://www.CallforKerry.com/

Factual Free-Market Fairness

Factual Free-Market Fairness

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Presidential Debate Petition

Cokie Roberts, White Flighter?


NPR's Cokie Roberts recently opined that Mitt Romney went to Poland to appeal to white voters. Apparently visiting Israel, or England, was not an appeal to white voters, according to Cokie. I guess they are not white.



But what is very, very white is Cokie's hood. She lives at 5315 Bradley Boulevard in a house worth about a mil and a half, in zip code 20814, which is less than 6% black - in a suburb of a city that is 50% black.



Now in this the Coker is just like Eugene Robinson, Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Jay Carney, Hillary Rosen, and every other pro-regressive journalist or PR flak, who all live in lily white areas. Including all the higher-ups at NPR, who tend to live in Chevy Chase or Aspen.  And she did buy her house in 1978 when DC was much blacker, and she was having babies who needed all white schools. So she has an excuse.

http://www.city-data.com/zips/20814.html

(P.S. For my addle brained leftover critics, the last paragraph was sarcasm.  I am making fun of you and your persistent residential racism.  Nor get your IPad and go down to the Starbucks and buy some fair trade coffee and buy a world music CD.)