Details are slowly trickling out about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s secret, week-long trip to China with nine other senators. THE LAWMAKERS HAVE GIVEN OUT MINIMAL INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR ITINERARY BECAUSE OF SUPPOSED “SECURITY CONCERNS.”
Last checked in, the intrepid congressional delegation (or codel) had paused in Hong Kong over the weekend, likely morphing into a shopping delegation (or shopdel).
If it is so dangerous why are wives going along? Actually it appears the “security concerns” may have more to do with the next election.
More bad news for Obama
THE COMBINATION OF RISING GASOLINE PRICES AND THE STEEPEST INCREASE IN THE COST OF FOOD IN A GENERATION IS THREATENING TO PUSH THE US ECONOMY INTO A RECESSION, according to Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners.
Johnson looks at the percentage of income consumers are spending on gasoline and food as a way of gauging how consumers will fare when energy prices spike.
With gas prices now standing at about $3.90 a gallon, energy costs have now passed 6 percent of spending—a level that Johnson says is a "tipping point" for consumers.
"Energy is not quite as essential as food and water, but is a necessity in today's economy, and when gasoline costs more than bottled water—like now—then it takes a huge bite out of disposable spending," he said, in a research note.
Just another sample of how BHO is more and more resembling Jimmy Carter.
Politics liberal style
CONFUSED VISITORS WILL BE FORGIVEN FOR THINKING OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY IS A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CONGRESSMAN PETE DEFAZIO AND THE “PROGRESSIVE-SOCIALIST” WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Or for likening what’s going on there to political retribution as practiced in Third World thugocracies.
The idea THAT THREE OUTSTANDING STUDENTS – PHD CANDIDATES AT OSU – COULD FACE DISMISSAL, AND WORSE, SHORTLY BEFORE RECEIVING THEIR DEGREES, is simply shocking. That this could be happening because THEIR FATHER HAD THE TEMERITY TO CHALLENGE AN ENTRENCHED 12-TERM DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN (and OSU earmark purveyor) could make people think the university is in Zimbabwe, not America.
This is the point where we will shortly hear it was all a misunderstanding. That happens when you shine a light on a cesspool.