Joe Armstrong gets his own honor
On Tuesday, THE UT BOOKSTORE PULLED MINTS POKING FUN AT PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA OFF SHELVES AFTER STATE REP. JOE ARMSTRONG, D-KNOXVILLE, TOLD THE DIRECTOR HE WAS OFFENDED BY THE MESSAGE ON THE CANDIES. After a story ran in the News Sentinel on Wednesday, reports of the incident landed in national publications, on blogs, and on radio and television shows.
For the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, the small company in New York that produces the candies, the incident has led to record sales.
"IT'S THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED," said Jay Stern, an official at the company. "He made them a hit."
Though it's sold out of the Obama "Disappointmints," THE COMPANY HAS DONE A MOCK-UP OF A TIN CAN IN HONOR OF ARMSTRONG.
As I mentioned on the story about Disappoint-MINTS, Armstrong’s action certainly violated the First Amendment.
Democrats Own the Downgrade
… DEMOCRATS OWN THE DOWNGRADE. THEY FOUGHT REPUBLICANS AND TEA PARTY SUPPORTERS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, AND FORCED A DEAL WHICH WAS INSUFFICIENT. They played class warfare and race politics against arguments that we needed to drastically change our spending habits.
This is Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s crowning achievement.
Obama’s been in office for 31 months. Perhaps it is time to start talking about impeachment. The charge could be: “Obama lied and our credit rating died.”
Our Post Racial America has also been Downgraded
…. The trouble at the fair (Wisconsin) started around 7 p.m. Thursday in the midway area, where amusement rides are located, WHEN FIGHTS BROKE OUT AMONG BLACK YOUTHS, SAID TOM STRUEBING, CHIEF OF THE STATE FAIR POLICE. Those fights did not appear to be racially motivated.
Then around the closing time of 11 p.m., witnesses told the Journal Sentinel, DOZENS TO HUNDREDS OF BLACK YOUTHS ATTACKED WHITE PEOPLE AS THEY LEFT THE FAIR, PUNCHING AND KICKING PEOPLE AND SHAKING AND POUNDING ON THEIR VEHICLES
AT LEAST 31 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED - many for disorderly conduct - in connection with the incidents on the fairgrounds and on the streets outside. AT LEAST 11 PEOPLE, SEVEN OF THEM POLICE OFFICERS, WERE INJURED, officials said. Twenty-four people were arrested within the fairgrounds by State Fair Police. West Allis police arrested seven people, five of them juveniles, outside the fairgrounds…..
Nothing seems to be going right since Obama became president. I’m still looking for my hope and change.
Average Length Of Unemployment Surges To New All Time Record 40.4 Weeks
We already learned that the one biggest red flag in unemployment data had been raised when we found that the LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE WAS THE LOWEST SINCE 1984. Now we find that the other critical data point: AVERAGE LENGTH OF UNEMPLOYMENT, JUST HIT A NEW ALL TIME HIGH OF 40.4 WEEKS IN JULY, up from the previous record of 39.9 in June. Someone should tell the average American who is rapidly approaching one year in average unemployment that the stock market soared on good payroll news. They will be delighted.
And the good news just keeps on coming.
Nader: ‘Almost 100 percent’ chance of a Democratic primary challenger to Obama
Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and perennial third-party presidential candidate, announced last month that he would work to find a Democrat to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.
NADER NOW SAYS THAT A PRIMARY CHALLENGE IS A NEAR CERTAINTY.
“What [Obama] did this week is just going to energize that effort,” Nader promised in an interview with The Daily Caller. “I WOULD GUESS THAT THE CHANCES OF THERE BEING A CHALLENGE TO OBAMA IN THE PRIMARY ARE ALMOST 100 PERCENT.”
The only question, he said, is the stature of that opponent and whether it will be either “an ex-senator or an ex-governor” or “an intellectual leader or an environmental leader.”
Well this is actually good news. If you are a liberal you can’t be happy with this guy. And the Conservatives and independents we know aren’t happy.
If You Are Looking for a Fix Look to George W. Bush’s Economy
After beginning with a Clinton-era surplus in 2001, the Bush administration ran up deficits of $158 billion in 2002; $378 billion in 2003; and $413 billion in 2004. Then, with revenues pouring in, the deficits began to fall: $318 billion in 2005; $248 billion in 2006; and $161 billion in 2007. THAT 2007 DEFICIT, WITH THE TAX CUTS IN EFFECT, WAS ONE-TENTH OF TODAY’S $1.6 TRILLION DEFICIT.
DEFICITS WENT UP IN 2008 WITH THE BEGINNING OF THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN — AND, NOT COINCIDENTALLY, WITH THE FIRST FULL YEAR OF A DEMOCRATIC HOUSE AND SENATE.
Of course if we went to the spending levels of the Bush administration, the Democrats would scream about austerity and how it’s hurting the country.