Friday, October 19, 2012

Most Transparent Administration's Colossal Waste of Taxpayer Money

Contrary to law, The Obama has stopped releasing quarterly reports of the $831,000,000,000 economic stimulus package. Wonder why?

In January 2010, The Obama “stimulus” was costing $148,000 per job added or saved.
April 2010 - $167,000 per job.
July 2010 - $190,000.
November 2010 - $206,000.
March 2011- $242,000.
July 2011 - $278,000.
December 2011 - $317,000 of taxpayer money borrowed and spent for each job added or saved by The Obama $831,000,000,000 stimulus package.

Read The Weekly Standard article for more of "what a colossal waste of taxpayer money Obama’s stimulus" has been."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ann Romney, Whoopi Goldberg, and My Friend, Bill

"WHOOPI GOLDBERG: As first lady, if you get the job, it’s going to entail a lot of things, and one of those things is going to be talking to the mothers whose children are coming home in bags, you know, from wars. Now, I know -- I believe that your religion doesn’t allow you to go fight."
It's truly tragic that Whoopi Goldberg has more influence on public opinion than smart people. But, thanks for giving Mrs Romney the opportunity to correct this particular lunacy.

I posted that on Facebook. A Liberal Democrat 47%er Obama supporter of whom Romney has no chance of persuading, entered into this conversation with me by posting -
Bill wrote: "Mormons anti-war position might be an antiquated belief among them that no longer holds true, but for glaring examples of lunacy, dig a little deeper into their religion & what they believed in at one time. Whoopi's statement pales by comparison."

Indigo Red wrote: Proceed, Bill.
At this point, "Bill" (a pseudonym because even I have sympathy for morons) deleted the comment. Now, Bill is a frequent - read: daily - amusing pain who seldom says exactly and clearly what he means, yet feels compelled to parse every word I type. My decision has never been to let him off the hook he sets for himself and this was no exception. Note, people who like me call me Indigo or Indy while folks who don't like me, invariably call me Red, so I have Bill use Red. Now, back to the conversation -
Bill: Red...I've decided not to alienate some of my friends.

Indigo Red: You mean, you want to hide the truth that you believe what you wrote here - before you denied and deleted it - that "Mormons anti-war position might be an antiquated belief among them that no longer holds true, but for glaring examples of lunacy, dig a little deeper into their religion & what they believed in at one time. Whoopi's statement pales by comparison." Stand by what you write, Bill, or don't write it.

Bill: I deleted it for a reason. Sometimes we comment & decide it's best not to...You're a thorough asshole for reposting it.

Indigo Red: You were a thorough asshole for writing such a vile, disgusting, and ignorant comment in the first place. Then to delete it because your friends might see and know what you really think was doubly vile. Yes, people dislike and often hate me, but they know exactly what I think and they know who they're dealing with. Said it before, Bill, you need to do a lot of self reflection.

Bill: At least I have a reflection.
Delta often breaks into these exchanges because they disturb her hippie-dippy-psychedelic-flower-power sensibilities. She's a good person, though - and funny. She cares for elderly patients and defends bears. Like all mommy-types, no one listens to her admonitions and exhortations.
Delta: ok' here we go again, (friendshipsPolitics)=insanity, I think Ann Romney should be pres...shes a doll and very real

Delta: Our time is short, Dec 21 deadline, pls make

Indigo Red: Ooooo! A vampire reference. I'm quaking in my cloak.

Bill: Oh, and you mentioned my comment is "vile & disgusting"? I doubt anyone would assign that description to that have no clue as to the meaning of those two words.

Indigo Red: Okay. How about: abominable, wretched, loathsome, despicable, offensive, unpleasant, degrading, wicked, shameful, miserable, ignoble, base, mean, perverted, course, repugnant, repulsive, sickening, offensive, vulgar, foul, odious, gross, nasty, hateful, obnoxious, detestable, grotty, and yucky.

Bill: Keep talking, Batshit Red.

Indigo Red: Proceed, Bill.

Bill: Looks like you found your thesaurus.

Indigo Red: The thesaurus has been extinct for millions of years, Bill. Geez, you don't anything about paleontology either.

Bill: If you bothered to review my original post, you'd see see (sic) that my references refer to aspects of the religion that "they believed in at one time", but no longer do. I could dig into the Old Testament of my own religion & make the same claims. 
Indigo Red: Of course, you did, Bill. Proceed with the rationalization.

Bill: Yes I did, you even re-posted it.
Having come full circle, I ended the exchange here because I had better things to do, like watching a mind-numbing tv show.

I said Bill's original comment "vile and disgusting. Bill doubts "anyone would assign that description to that comment?" What say you? Is it, or is it not, vile and disgusting?

Monday, October 15, 2012

One Worker Added, Ten Workers Subtracted

In the four years since The Obama took office, 10 people were added to the ranks of those not in the labor force for every 1 person added.  From January 2009 to September 2012, The Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper writes:
"only 827,000 people have been added to the labor force, while during that same time period, 8,208,000 have been added to those not in the labor force."
Since January 2009, the labor force has grown by 0.54 percent, or 827,000 people (from 154,236,000 to 155,063,000). Those not in the labor force grew by 10.2 percent during the same period (8,208,000 people), from 80,502,000 to 88,710,000. In other words, for every one person added to the labor force of the United States since January 2009, the size of the U.S. population not in the labor force grew by 10 people.
Senate Budget Committee Republicans, using data from Bureau of Labor Statistics, determined the numbers
"... reveal several troubling trends: That the jobs market is not keeping pace with U.S. population growth; that not enough younger Americans are joining the labor force to account for retirement among an ageing population; and that a large number of workers have become so discouraged that they simply stopped looking for work and left the labor force entirely. These factors pose serious fiscal challenges for the United States. A historically low labor force participation rate—together with an ageing population and a record number of people drawing federal welfare benefits—puts severe strain on the federal budget in both the near and long term."
Clearly, employment is not going in the right direction to continue America's prosperity. It is headed in the right direction if the purpose is to render America to Third World status through redistributing jobs and wealth.

We Are in the Midst of a Huge Recovery ~ Mrs Obama

Mrs. The Obama said, “I mean, we are seeing right now that we are in the midst of a huge recovery. Right? Because of what this president has done.”

I have to agree. If it hadn't been for "what this president has done" we wouldn't have needed a huge recovery, a correction would have worked just fine.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Soft Racism of Low Expectations Alive and Well in Florida

The Florida State Board of Education thinks Black and Hispanic students are stupid.

The Board passed a plan last Tuesday for 2018 with goals that 90% of Asian, 88% of White, 81% of Hispanic, 74% of Black students will be reading at grade level. Also, 92% Asian, 86% White, 80% Hispanic, 74% Black students will be math proficient.
“To expect less from one demographic and more from another is just a little off-base,” Juan Lopez, magnet coordinator at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Riviera Beach, told the Palm Beach Post.

JFK Middle has a black student population of about 88 percent.

“Our kids, although they come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, they still have the ability to learn,” Lopez said. “To dumb down the expectations for one group, that seems a little unfair.”
Read more at CBS Tampa.