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Barack Obama is looking more like the Imelda Marcos President

This story from Germany, where they know a thing or two about tough economies.

Evidently, Obama flies his personal barber to D.C. from Chicago every time he needs a haircut.

Al Gore, what kind of carbon footprint is that equal to?

Probably more than the electric for your house.

In these tough times when Americans by the score are struggling with high unemployment, tight budgets, tattered finances and deep worries about the future, wouldn’t it be more appropriate for the President to get a barber from DC? Surely there’s got to be somebody in town who can cut his hair.”

It’s hard to argue with elitist politicians; after all, they DO know what’s best for you

New York city plans to ban extra large fountain drinks. Only ones with sugar. Not diet drinks. Or juice (even though that has a ton of sugar). But you can still buy two if you want that much soda (at least for a while).

By the time you get drowsy  reading all the stipulations, you’ll need a sugar rush just to get you going again.

 

It’s hard to have the courage of your convictions at times…nevertheless

“Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis is switching sides, abandoning his former ally President Obama to become a Republican — lamenting that the country has “gone backward” since Obama took office.”

In a day and age where most politicians just go along, as long as they can maintain the status quo and stay in office, this man said ENOUGH.

Refreshing. I wouldn’t get on any airplanes anytime soon if I were him, though. Just kidding…

Go here to read the article.

What do you do about this stuff? 9-11 memorial program money collected by California gets diverted.

“Back in the fall of 2001, the legislature of California saw their opportunity, and they took it. They passed a law that let California residents buy special license plates honoring the people who perished in 9-11. It was called the California Memorial Scholarship Program. ”

Well, how many people would participate in this program.

A bunch. Good. Well, if the money had gone where it was supposed to have gone.

Frustrating, isn’t it?

Go here to read more.

A lesson from England on economics: smaller government is better government.

A study from Britain shows what conservative thinkers have known all along; bigger government (more taxes) limits growth.

 

From the article: “in developed countries from 1965 to 2010, a higher tax-to-GDP ratio has “a statistically significant, negative effect on growth.” The same is true of spending: The higher it goes, the worse growth gets.”

Here’s a short video that relates the findings by way of infograph.

Here’s the story.

 

New York’s bluff called by 3.4 million residents

I always wondered what happened if you kept messing with people that had an alternative- now I know: they take it.

“Between 2009 and 2010 alone, 40,195 New York residents moved to Florida, taking $1.3 billion in income.”

With congress wanting to chase ex-patriates, or rather their money, and bring it back home, I wonder if states will try

something similar when they start losing residents, and their incomes

Go here for the story.

 

 

Wrongly attributed letter is still poignant reminder of truth

Earlier this year a letter supposedly penned by renown economist Thomas Sowell made the email and Facebook rounds. The letter was submitted to and printed by The Knoxville News-Sentinel. It was actually written by Jack A. Furnari, a regular contributor to the paper.

Be that as it may, the letter deserves attention. Here’s an excerpt:

The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama’s America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly.”

As the letter made the rounds, a Sowell quote was tacked on:

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it

Go here to read the article at Snopes as well as the info concerning the wrong attribution.

I have a decent vocabulary but sometimes I forget what the words mean.

It’s always fun to see if a word I use means what I think it does.

Sad to say, I got this one right:

poignant- adjective: Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret: “a poignant reminder”.

Sheriff Joe Better Watch Out- That Arkansas Flu Might Reach to Arizona

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona has his posse checking into what he feels are discrepancies concerning whether or not the present occupant of the White House was born in the US.

The latest information from Hawaii, the alleged place of birth for the POTUS, doesn’t satisfy Sheriff Joe.

Considering  the trail of bodies the Arkansas Flu left, and more recently the  mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the coroner who may have worked on the Andrew Breitbart case, I hope Sheriff Joe’s posse is looking out for him.

Great Photos of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Goodwill Trip to India and Pakistan

In 1962 President Kennedy sent First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on a goodwill trip to India and Pakistan. 

Evidently she “was the rarest of political creatures: ordinary enough to be non-threatening but elevated enough to inspire admiration” and so she became an ambassador of sorts.

Reading the article makes me wonder about our political world; how a visit from an, basically, apolitical woman could bring about such positive results. But then again, perhaps her audience was sensible to begin with; something that is lacking in meetings and negotiations with groups in the middle east now.

Go here for photos of the trip.

Go here for a short article about the trip.

The difference between Clinton and Obama? Clinton never inhaled and Obama never exhaled.

There’s not much to say here, except that ol’ brother Barry (now Barack Hussein Obama) was living it up in the land of ganga.

Go here to read of his high misadventures.

The User’s Guide, and I do mean user, is here.

Maybe all that pot smoking did cause some memory loss.

While bouncing around our wonderful country, touting the need for taxpayers to pay for birth control, abortions and other such things, the POTUS mentioned his children often. But even with the ever present teleprompters, he managed to talk about his boys not once, but twice.

For those who don’t know, he has two girls.

But thinking about his recent flip-flop on same sex marriage, maybe his view of his children’s gender is beginning to evolve as well.

Could this be the early stages of reefer madness?

Perhaps, but coming from someone who has campaigned politically in 57 states, I’m sure he’ll have no problem reconciling these blunders with all the rest.

Look here for the full story.

(You’ll notice this photo is on the far left).

Goings on in our favorite pirates nest

Speaking of the US, Will Rogers once said that it was a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.

I wonder what his take would be on the Somalian government, whose annual budget is half of Derek Jeter’s 2010 salary?

Go here to find out what it takes to run a fairly dysfunctional east African country.

What a mess!

Gibson Guitars was raided by federal agents and many assets were seized. Why? Because Gibson may have violated a law in India. India says no they didn’t.

Representatives in Tennessee, where Gibson is based, have introduced legislation to loosen the regulations that ensnared the guitar maker, but the new regs have been met with opposition, even from major music personalities.

Read about the newest wrinkle here.

Gibson is not without support, though. Here’s a link to an organization rallying around the instrument maker. You’ll find links to stories that will relate the history of this debacle.

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