Americans deliberately being mislead on economy

October 6, 2015

Just days ago, in a report titled, “Grim Jobs Report Is Likely to Delay a Move by the Fed on Rates,” the New York Times wrote of the unexpectedly dismal job growth last month casting a shadow on the nation’s economy.” The newspaper described Friday’s government report as sending analysts scrambling for adjectives like “dreadful,” “a body blow” and “grim” to describe just how disappointing they found the latest employment figures.

The U.S. Department of Labor oddly boasted that the jobless rate held steady at 5.1 percent in September — despite wage gains stalling, the labor force shrinking and employers creating far fewer positions than they had been averaging in recent months. The latest Employment Summary makes clear that American workers are still failing to take home the kind of monetary rewards normally expected from a recovery that has being going on for more than six years.

If the staggering economy were a patient, it would be on life support.

So why does the USAToday edition — tucked into the anorexic Arizona Republic in an effort to give it heft — report that the Army has hit its target for recruits in 2015, exceeding its goal, because “the improving economy has offered young men and women more job options….”

The obvious takeaway is that the lackluster economy offers few opportunities, lessening employment choices and causing youth, who might have other aspirations, to sign up for the military as they seek a steady income.

There appear to be major discrepancies in economic analysis among the sources. Then again, does anyone actually put any faith in the rosier numbers coming out of the Obama administration with Thomas Perez — the exceedingly left-wing and political former Assistant Attorney General in Obama’s DOJ — now in the position of Secretary of Labor? Here is Perez announcing his intention to sue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in a May 2012 news clip.

Jeb! at 4%: Bushwhacked!

October 3, 2015

Buh, buh, buh…I’m heir apparent Jeb Bush

The latest Pew Research Center survey is not good news for the dynasty-based presidential aspirations of Jeb Bush. According to its latest poll released Friday, Jeb! has skidded to 4 percent in the 2016 Republican presidential campaign field. Donald Trump leads with 25 percent, while Dr. Ben Carson comes in second with 16 percent.

The polling group rightly concludes Republicans now prefer ‘New Ideas’ to ‘Experience.’

Slick speakers, Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio, increasingly seen by citizen voters as McCain allies and weak on the critical issue of illegal immigration, are in single-digit land, tied at third place with 8 percent.

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Christians selected for death at Oregon college

October 2, 2015

“I will not name the shooter. I will not give him the credit he probably sought with this horrific and cowardly act.”        — Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin  discussing the massacre

In an act of anti-religious terrorism, a gunman opened fire Thursday morning at Umpqua Community College in the rural community of Roseburg Oregon. An English professor and 8 students were killed and 7 others were wounded, with three listed in critical condition.

According to a on-scene account, “The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian. If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.”

The local newspaper in the town of under 25,000 carries this report.

Barack Obama hopped on the terrorist assault to advocate for “common sense” gun laws. He neglected to add that this carnage took place on such a gun-free campus that even the single security guard was unarmed.

Like many blue states under Democrat control, Oregon recently tightened its gun regulations, leaving people less able to defend themselves. Not only are the top officers Democrats, but the party controls the state House and Senate.

The violence perpetrated by a craven terrorist should not constrain our Constitutional rights.  In 2013, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, a strong Second Amendment advocate, wrote this letter to Vice President Joe Biden: (Click letter to enlarge)

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Jeb Bush’s funding partners raise troubling questions

October 1, 2015

Carson’s donations coming from average Americans, front runner Donald Trump is self funding

Patrick Howley, writing for Breitbart* exposes the disturbing connections between Jeb Bush’s oil shipping business — which is partly financed by far leftist billionaire George Soros’ Chinese business partner and protégé Chen Feng. The well-researched report is deserving of attention. 

If we’re known by the company we keep, there is no question Jeb! has some explaining to do. It will take an abundance of his practiced glibness to address these associations.

John McCain has more than a passing interest in Soros, which we reported in “John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros” in Jan. 2014.  Soros, according to WND, has been revving up McCain’s personal economy for over a dozen years!  As the intertwining becomes clearer, it’s no mistake that McCain has been complimentary regarding GOP establishment pick Jeb Bush‘s potential.

Here (must watch commercial first) Jeb Bush compares himself and his waning presidential campaign to John McCain, saying McCain won the Republican Primary even as his own campaign was faltering eight years ago. The crucial detail Bush omits is that winning the Primary is only half the battle.  It’s winning the General that matters. McCain’s short lived Primary victory ultimately gave us Barack Obama.

Marco Rubio, cut from the same cloth, is the slick-talking, pro-amnesty Gang of Eight member, who continues to join forces with John McCain. Most recently they aligned in bizarrely blaming Islamic terrorism on oppression.

Meanwhile, last night, just hours before the close of the third-quarter fundraising period, Ben Carson’s campaign announced he has raised more than $20 million during the last three months — doubling the $10.6 million he collected during the previous quarter.

The soft-spoken Christian neurosurgeon and political newcomer has converted rising polls numbers into hard cash. His aides said he has collected more than 600,000 donations since he launched his exploratory committee in early March. Carson has engaged average Americans, who are contributing to and fundraising for him. His campaign manager called Carson’s surge, “The new reality.”

* H/T SRAZ Commenter Saguaro Sam

“Vast right wing conspiracy” returns with a vengeance

September 27, 2015

Bill and Hill as victims is a monotonous and tiresome rerun

A little background for those not politically attuned when the Clinton scandals first broke.  We’re not talking about Hillary’s private email server compromising national security during her stint as Secretary of State or the lies that predicated the Benghazi catastrophe. We’re not even taking a step further back in time to the suspect Whitewater investment cover-ups, Filegate or Travelgate, to cite just a few examples.

We’re time traveling to Bill Clinton and his campaign woes arising from what became known as “Bimbo Eruptions,” grounded in his penchant for a variety of women — culminating with the sordid saga involving White House intern Monica Lewinsky and her notorious blue dress.

Where other wives would have had their fill of this ongoing public humiliation, Hillary focused only on her desire to call the White House home. She sprang into action to defend her philandering hubby, blaming all of Bill’s woes on the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” (video under link.)

Now Bill is returning the favor. Like the ambitious Hillary, Bill is hankering for another go at the White House, even if it entails being relegated to the position of first First Gent….er…First Guy. 

Appearing this morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Clinton — still refusing to take responsibility for anything as her trustworthiness rating plummet — compares what she calls “attacks” to partisan confrontations on her husband’s administration more than two decades ago. She says she “can’t control” what she called the “drip, drip, drip” of investigations into her email, adding that she “can’t predict to what the Republicans will come up with.”

Amy Chozick, writing for the New York Times delivers Bill’s quid pro quo, “Bill Clinton Blames G.O.P. and Press for Wife’s Email Woes.” We offer it as our weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter assignment. The test will be on reading between the lines.

Hillary sticks to liberal PP lie during Iowa interview

September 25, 2015

Des Moines Register interview: Hillary doesn’t deviate from repeating Planned Parenthood lie

National Review knows the truth. Two months ago the publication carried this article by Michelle Malkin which set the record straight on the false claim, even repeated by candidate Barack Obama in 2012, that Planned Parenthood  provides mammograms to “millions” of women. That would be quite a trick given the fact that the nation’s leading abortion provider has neither the equipment nor trained personnel to administer breast cancer screening exams. . 

We don’t provide those services whatsoever,” a staffer at Planned Parenthood of Arizona confessed during this video exposé. 

Malkin notes: Even the liberal Washington Post doled out a three (out of four) Pinocchio rating for the White House’s mammogram lies. “The problem here is that Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms or even possess the necessary equipment to do so,” the paper’s resident fact-checker reported. 

Ladies, open your eyes and hearts. Watch the videos for yourselves. Get the facts. Unmask the lies. The cackling profiteers of Planned Parenthood don’t care about your breasts. They’re too busy putting price tags on the baby hearts, livers, lungs, and limbs swirling around in bloody pie plates, stacked in their “research” labs, subsidized with your tax dollars and sold to the highest bidders. For “preventative care,” of course.

Yet Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, during an interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board, defends the taxpayer funding of these abortion profiteers, saying, “I defend and continue to defend Planned Parenthood.”*

She continues by heaping lies upon lies: “500,000 you know, breast screening exams, a lot of other screening programs that are carried out,” Clinton claimed.

Hillary’s brazen dishonesty continued as she stated, “The Republicans have made it clear in recent years that they are not only opposed to abortion which they have been for quite some time, they’re increasingly opposed to family planning and contraception.”

Pro-life Susan B. Anthony List provides this Fact Sheet for an overview of  Planned Parenthood’s statistics. During fiscal year 2013-2014, Planned Parenthood received more than $528 million in taxpayer funding, or more than $1.4 million per day

The Center for Medical Progress, which released the Planned Parenthood exposés, is to be commended for bringing the macabre truths of this monstrous industry to light via these videos.

* H/T Eric Scheiner CNSNews senior video producer

Carly Fiorina unmasked as McCain, Hillary supporter

September 23, 2015

Honesty, reliability and conviction carry more weight than slick speaking skills

As GOP candidates surprisingly soar, others who were topping the polls just weeks ago suddenly plunge and abandon their campaigns as we witnessed Monday with the unexpected exit of Gov. Scott Walker and previously, Gov. Rick Perry. We are told that Dr. Ben Carson is irreversibly wounded for having the temerity to utter what most Americans believe. In a calm display of  conviction, he didn’t back away from his words.

For too many Americans, the debates have become entertainment, not a measure of credibility or a means of evaluating positions on crucial issues. Those who have mastered the art of presentation, such as Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina, are thrust into the forefront via media hype, and apathetic citizenry passively accept the latest political flavor of the day.

Conservatives must not allow themselves to be lulled into trusting either Rubio or Fiorina. Both are skilled public speakers. And both have strong ties to the treacherous John McCain. Just two years ago, Rubio collaborated with McCain, Jeff Flake and a cabal of liberal Democrats as a member of the amnesty-pushing Gang of Eight. Like flagrantly opportunistic candidate McCain, who suddenly wanted to “complete the danged fence” in an effort to win votes, and Flake  — who mastered the same deceptive campaign tactics — candidate Rubio has momentarily abandoned his pathway to citizenship position with the same goal in mind.

And Carly Fiorina, a onetime economic adviser to, and high dollar campaign bundler for, John McCain?  Trusting Fiorina is risky business. Her newly acquired conservative stripes are painted on with water based pigment, guaranteed to run in the other direction if she wins.


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