Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Choom President

This may explain a lot of about the Left

Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at school, had lower IQ scores as adults. 

They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained. (this may explain why Obama needs his teleprompters to make a speech).   
Furthermore, those who started as teenagers and used it heavily, but quit as adults, did not regain their full mental powers, found academics at King’s College London and Duke University in the US. 

The Choom Gang strikes again.  

Who are the real extremist?

Obama calls Romney an extremist and suddenly, the idea that there should by any restraint on illegal immigration is "extreme."  The notion that there should be limits to abortion rights and to the requirement that taxpayers and religious institutions pay for abortion is "extreme."  The idea that seeking work should be a requirement for welfare is "extreme."  Any suggestion of balancing the federal budget or even of cutting the rate of growth in federal spending is "extreme."  In other words, any statement that conflicts with those of the most liberal administration in American history is "extreme."  

Remember how Chuck Shumer was caught on a Conference Call  on 3/29/11 saying “I always use the word extreme, that is what the caucus instructed me to do the other week.”

Dick Morris Poll:  Romney up by 7%

On Thursday, August 23rd, Dick Morris conducted a national survey of 500 likely voters through live telephone interviews. The poll finds Romney ahead of Obama by 50-43! — far, far different from the published polls.

(The sample was 33% Democrat, 31% Republican, 11% black, and 8% Latino).  This corresponds to what I see happening if you take the Democratic bias out of the other polls or at least minimize it.  

It this hope or change?

General Motors is halting, for a month, the manufacture of its well-known but seldom-sold Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car, according to trade publication Automotive News.

It would be the second interruption in production for the Volt, which can go 38 miles on battery power before needing a recharge from its gasoline engine or via a plug-in.

Code Pink Protests

I think they came as the wrong side.

Democrats keep saying Isaac is a sign from the gods

Pump prices could jump as much as a quarter a gallon over the next week because of oil refinery shut downs ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac, analysts said. More than 1.1 million barrels of Gulf Coast refining capacity was offline or being shut down Monday because of Isaac’s march toward Louisiana. That amounts to around 6 percent of the nation’s gasoline production capacity.  Hmmm, now who do you suppose will get blamed for higher gas prices?  Perhaps the Democrats are correct.  

Record amount of money being spent on schools

Students headed back to school this fall will have historically high levels of dollars spent on them in the public school system. Nationally, average per-pupil spending exceeds $11,400 this year, meaning a child entering kindergarten today can expect to have no less than $148,000 spent on his or her education by the time the child graduates high school. In all, more than $570 billion will be spent on public K-12 education this year.

All that money and our kids still can’t speel.  

What Your Bumper Sticker Says about You

A Bumper Sticker that describes what this election is all about.


I’ve got a new piece on the homepage about a Frank Luntz swing-voter focus group I sat in on in Tampa yesterday. The bad news is, America’s swing voters are mushy-minded schizos. The good news is they are breaking for Romney. 

“If Luntz picks his swing-voter focus groups as carefully as he claims, Romney/Ryan has this whole thing sewn up.”

Switchers--Democrats not supporting Obama 

RNC ad highlights Obama voters who are switching—and they are really Democrats unlike the Democrats ad on Republican women switching to BHO. 

First they came for the 1%

First they came…” is a famous statement attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power.  This write up parallels what happened there with what the Democrats are trying to do in demonizing the rich.

If the Democrats want to end the deficit on tax increases they are coming for themiddle class. 

Citizens United Strikes again

The left goes crazy about the effect of Citizens United allowing unlimited corporate and union independent political expenditures.  But the real Citizens United case was about wanting to air a film critical of Hillary Clinton and to advertise the film during television broadcasts in apparent violation of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (commonly known as the McCain–Feingold Act or "BCRA").  In a 5–4 decision, the Court held that portions of BCRA §203 violated the First Amendment.  This year we’ve already seen one conservative documentary 2016 and are about to see a second one “Runaway Slave.” 

Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain and other black conservatives appear in the new documentary ‘Runaway Slave,’ which digs deeper into whether America’s growth in entitlement programs has harmed and even “enslaved” African Americans to a permanent welfare state.

Consumer Confidence Drops—Unexpectedly if you are a liberal

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes fell to 60.6 from a downwardly revised 65.4 the month before. Economists had expected an increase to 66, according to a Reuters poll. 

It was the lowest level since November. July was originally reported as 65.9.  Of course if you are in the mainstream media this is unexpected.

PolitiFact?  Hardly.

Its recent rulings on Medicare have demonstrated the point thrice over. PolitiFact said that Romney’s comment that Obama had “robbed” Medicare of $716 billion to pay for Obamacare was “mostly false.” Among its reasons: “The money was not robbed in any literal sense of the word.” So if Romney led anyone to believe that Obama had held Medicare at gunpoint and ordered it to hand over its wallet, they can now rest easy, because PolitiFact is on the case.  

My feeling is that although PolitiFact gives “ratings” on a Truth-o-meter, PolitiFact doesn’t really have a Truth-o-meter in “any literal sense of the word” so I have to give that name a “mostly false” rating. 

Obama Breaks Tradition again

Buckingtradition, President Obama set out on a two-day campaign swing on Tuesday, aiming to steal just a bit of the spotlight from Republicans rallying in Tampa, Fla.  He was the first President in the post-Watergate era to turn down government funding for his 2008 campaign after agreeing with John McCain not to do so.  Obama only seems to follow the rules when they are stacked in his favor.  

Mystery Speaker at Republican Convention

Supposedly she either turned down a chance to speak or was snubbed (depends on your sources), but what would be a more electrifying than having Sarah Palin come out, given a barn burner of a speech and hold up the arms of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: united, focused and ready to beat Barack Obama.  I’d put my money on that one.  And in her honor, I give you one of my favorite Sarah Palin quotes: Folks, this government isn't too big to fail; it's too big to succeed

Ellen Barkin—Bigot

Sunday night, the actress took some time off from Mormon bashing to retweet a follower rooting for Tropical Storm Isaac to “wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean!” Or as Barkin would call them, conservatives.  

Kind of a shame she’s such a bigot.  I always used to like her films.

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