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The Obama Boom: 157,000 Jobs created in January and Rate Up to 7.9%

by Rodan ( 179 Comments › )
Filed under Economy, unemployment at February 1st, 2013 - 11:00 am

The incredible Obama Boom continues to spread prosperity! 157,000 jobs were created in January. The Unemployment rate went up and to 7.9%. The labor force participation is still 63.6%, which is near historic lows.

The new year started off with an old story: Employment grew again in January but not at a pace able to lower the jobless rate.

Nonfarm payrolls rose 157,000 for the first month of 2013 while the unemployment rate edged higher to 7.9 percent, news unlikely to alter the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy or instill confidence that the recovery is gaining steam.

Economists were looking for 160,000 net new jobs created with the unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent.

The ho-hum jobs numbers for January were accompanied by substantial revisions higher for previous months, according to the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Traders reacted positively to the report, providing a healthy gain at the market open.

If a Republican was President, the media would be destroying these numbers. But since it their believe god-king, well stagnant growth is great!  8 million Americans have left the workforce since Obama has been President and no mention of this by the media. Wall Street loves the report because it means that the Federal reserve will keep the money spigot open to prop up the market. Meanwhile American’s purchasing power and standard of living continues to decline. Low expectations is now the norm in American. This is unacceptable, but with the Media-Industrial Complex controlling the narrative, Americans are happy at stagnant growth.

 

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179 Responses to “The Obama Boom: 157,000 Jobs created in January and Rate Up to 7.9%”
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  1. Speranza
    1 | February 1, 2013 11:02 am

    Best POTUS evah! //


  2. 2 | February 1, 2013 11:04 am

    @ Speranza:

    Great times ahead. I read at one of the Lefty blogs that this is the strongest economy since the 1990′s. That we are in an age of prosperity.


  3. theoutsider
    3 | February 1, 2013 11:06 am

    Rodan, Do you want to prove any of the things you said to me on the last thread.


  4. 4 | February 1, 2013 11:07 am

    The ho-hum jobs numbers for January were accompanied by substantial revisions higher for previous months, according to the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    The BLS is the BBS, really. The Bureau of Bull Shit. These statistics are always low-ball stats, and are always revised upward after the incurious press has looked away. Unemployment is significantly worse than they admit.


  5. 5 | February 1, 2013 11:09 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    Rodan, Do you want to prove any of the things you said to me on the last thread.

    Sure, Democrats always make a stink about a Republican’s stances on social issues. If a Republcian had nominated Hagel, the Left would have been concerned about his stances. You being a good Lefty would have opposed Hagel.

    What is your take on the jobs numbers? ARe you happy with this anemic growth?


  6. lobo91
    6 | February 1, 2013 11:09 am

    If a Republican was President, the media would be destroying these numbers. But since it their believe god-king, well stagnant growth is great!

    If Romney had won, we wouldn’t be having this conversation, because we wouldn’t be heading back into recession right now. Companies would actually be hiring now, rather than waiting to see what the administration’s next boneheaded move would be.


  7. 7 | February 1, 2013 11:10 am

    @ Iron Fist:

    They will be revised down next month. Plus November and December are usually the best months since its Holiday hiring.


  8. 8 | February 1, 2013 11:11 am

    @ lobo91:

    Romney’s strength was actually the economy. Even people who voted for Obama admitted Romney would be better. But they love their god-king.


  9. 9 | February 1, 2013 11:15 am

    I still maintain that Obama won because of voter fraud. He manipulated and stole the election with fraud in just a few key areas. He didn’t need to have widespread fraud to do it, just a little in Ohio, Florida and Virginia.


  10. theoutsider
    10 | February 1, 2013 11:18 am

    @ Rodan:
    Chuck Hagel is going to confirmed. Who would you prefer to be a nominee in his place? Still haven’t got an answer.


  11. lobo91
    11 | February 1, 2013 11:21 am

    @ Rodan:

    I’m pretty sure that troll-boy has a pair of these in his closet.


  12. buzzsawmonkey
    12 | February 1, 2013 11:21 am

    father_of_10 wrote:

    I still maintain that Obama won because of voter fraud. He manipulated and stole the election with fraud in just a few key areas. He didn’t need to have widespread fraud to do it, just a little in Ohio, Florida and Virginia.

    Certainly the OFA high-tech targeting operation would have told the campaign where such fraud was needed, and how much would be necessary to get the job done without becoming obvious.

    For that matter, while there was little done about old-fashioned ACORN-style vote fraud, there was probably some done merely to act as the crude loss-leader. Arrest a couple of crackheads registering “Michael Mouse,” and the media—squirrel!—will assume that “the problem’s been addressed.” And while they’re looking at that, you can put in your real fake voters, or hack an electronic machine.


  13. buzzsawmonkey
    13 | February 1, 2013 11:22 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    Chuck Hagel is going to confirmed. Who would you prefer to be a nominee in his place? Still haven’t got an answer.

    “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

    —Hillary Clinton


  14. 14 | February 1, 2013 11:22 am

    @ theoutsider:

    He should have nominated Colin Powell.


  15. lobo91
    15 | February 1, 2013 11:25 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ theoutsider:
    He should have nominated Colin Powell.

    He probably wanted to, but even Powell has enough sense not to take the job.


  16. buzzsawmonkey
    16 | February 1, 2013 11:26 am

    Rodan wrote:

    He should have nominated Colin Powell.

    Maybe Powell’s been bucking for runner-up nominee, in the unlikely event that Hagel is rejected. Powell would be almost as good as Hagel; he, too, claims to be “Republican.” And he would bring “diversity” to Obama’s white-boy cabinet.


  17. 17 | February 1, 2013 11:27 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Look I am not saying there was no fraud, but why can’t many Conservatives admit we lost becasue the Democrats have a better campaign apparatus, Romney ran a lousy campaign and the American people just do not like the American public? Did fraud potentially cost him a state or 2 sure, but that is not the reason Obama won. Until Republicans admit the American public does not like them, they will never win another election. I am not excusing any fraud, just I think there’s more than that.


  18. 18 | February 1, 2013 11:27 am

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    father_of_10 wrote:
    I still maintain that Obama won because of voter fraud. He manipulated and stole the election with fraud in just a few key areas. He didn’t need to have widespread fraud to do it, just a little in Ohio, Florida and Virginia.
    Certainly the OFA high-tech targeting operation would have told the campaign where such fraud was needed, and how much would be necessary to get the job done without becoming obvious.
    For that matter, while there was little done about old-fashioned ACORN-style vote fraud, there was probably some done merely to act as the crude loss-leader. Arrest a couple of crackheads registering “Michael Mouse,” and the media—squirrel!—will assume that “the problem’s been addressed.” And while they’re looking at that, you can put in your real fake voters, or hack an electronic machine.

    Considering the sophistication of the electonic age, manipulating computer voting should be a walk in the park.


  19. 19 | February 1, 2013 11:27 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Plus despite my disagreements with Powell, he is qualified. I would not be shock is Hagel doesn’t go through that Powell gets named.


  20. 20 | February 1, 2013 11:28 am

    @ lobo91:

    He probably wanted to, but even Powell has enough sense not to take the job.

    Good point, that is probably what is at work here. Obama just wants a turncoat Republican.


  21. 21 | February 1, 2013 11:29 am

    @ father_of_10:

    You really do not think Romney ran a terrible campaign?


  22. taxfreekiller
    22 | February 1, 2013 11:30 am

    Good Cop,,, Bad Cop

    Only thing is once the Bad Cop gets rejected the Good Cop is just as bad only less offensive under questions on facts.

    May be the con they are running.
    They want Powell for cover and once Hagle is fried by R’s, Powell will be a shoe in.


  23. theoutsider
    23 | February 1, 2013 11:31 am

    @ Rodan:
    Colin Powell and Chuck Hagel are both qualified.


  24. lobo91
    24 | February 1, 2013 11:32 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ father_of_10:
    You really do not think Romney ran a terrible campaign?

    You keep treating it as an either/or proposition, which it’s not.

    I’m really not certain that any Republican could have won, in retrospect. The Dems would have just ratcheted up the fraud if it had been closer.


  25. taxfreekiller
    25 | February 1, 2013 11:34 am

    It was not so much his and the RNC’s campaign, it is the fact the Republican leaders keep pissing on conservatives every chance they get. They pissed it away themselves at the top.

    The McCain gangs and the Bush go along cost them huge on turn out in national elections.

    This as the states and the congress goes more conservative and soon the Boenher types will not be running the house imho.@ Rodan:


  26. 26 | February 1, 2013 11:36 am

    @ lobo91:

    I’m really not certain that any Republican could have won, in retrospect. The Dems would have just ratcheted up the fraud if it had been closer.

    It’s not either or, just that Romney did not run the best campaign either. A Republican has to make sure its not even close to pull a win out. SO we are not really in disagreement here.


  27. buzzsawmonkey
    27 | February 1, 2013 11:36 am

    Rodan wrote:

    Look I am not saying there was no fraud, but why can’t many Conservatives admit we lost becasue the Democrats have a better campaign apparatus, Romney ran a lousy campaign and the American people just do not like the American public? Did fraud potentially cost him a state or 2 sure, but that is not the reason Obama won. Until Republicans admit the American public does not like them, they will never win another election. I am not excusing any fraud, just I think there’s more than that.

    The Democrats have a much better campaign apparatus, and a much better party organization. Easy to do when you’ve had decades in which to hog wallow in cash and your opposition has been content to be paid off with pin money.

    Yes, Romney ran a poor campaign, and yes, the Republicans need a housecleaning that, if done properly, would take about ten or twelve years—and needs to start now.

    The “Americans hate Republicans” thing is oversimplified. A lot of Americans have fallen for the propaganda there, and the Republicans have been stupid in the way they have responded to it. It needs to be addressed, but I’m not going to buy into the simple “hate” theme.


  28. 28 | February 1, 2013 11:36 am

    @ taxfreekiller:

    I would not be shocked.


  29. darkwords
    29 | February 1, 2013 11:38 am

    I thought this was pretty nice.

    Football star marries kid for a day.


  30. taxfreekiller
    30 | February 1, 2013 11:38 am

    Read and Weep clown putz:

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/print-friendly/9629

    Hope you have no investments in EU Carbon Trading,

    unless your a buyer, as soon buyers of carbon dioxide emission allowances will be at the “real market values” zero for your knowledge base “0″.

    http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

    go away now@ theoutsider:


  31. 31 | February 1, 2013 11:38 am

    @ theoutsider:

    So you agree with Chuck Hagel about th e”Jewish Lobby”? Color me surprised… :roll:


  32. darkwords
    32 | February 1, 2013 11:38 am

    @ darkwords:
    But now we’ll be flooded with copycat media


  33. lobo91
    33 | February 1, 2013 11:40 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Yes, Romney ran a poor campaign, and yes, the Republicans need a housecleaning that, if done properly, would take about ten or twelve years—and needs to start now.

    Unfortunately, we don’t have 10 or 12 years at this point.


  34. lobo91
    34 | February 1, 2013 11:41 am

    Looks like another of the rats is leaving Obama’s cabinet.

    Steven Chu is resigning as Secretary of Energy.


  35. 35 | February 1, 2013 11:44 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    The “Americans hate Republicans” thing is oversimplified. A lot of Americans have fallen for the propaganda there, and the Republicans have been stupid in the way they have responded to it. It needs to be addressed, but I’m not going to buy into the simple “hate” theme.

    I maybe oversimplify it, but you explained better what I meant. The Republicans do not respond to Democrat propaganda. They also fall into gotcha questions. So we actually do agree, just you explain it more eloquently than me!


  36. 36 | February 1, 2013 11:46 am

    @ taxfreekiller:

    The McCain gangs and the Bush go along cost them huge on turn out in national elections.

    That is absolute truth right there!


  37. 37 | February 1, 2013 11:46 am

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ theoutsider:
    So you agree with Chuck Hagel about th e”Jewish Lobby”? Color me surprised…

    Whatever OFA tells him, he agrees with.


  38. taxfreekiller
    38 | February 1, 2013 11:46 am

    Outsider:

    Chuck Hagle keeps trying to find his ass with both hands only to find out he is all ass.

    Powell on the other hand is full of himself as well as sure of the lies he tells himself.
    Not much good in any ambush and the U.S. is going to be ambushed by the islamic terror leaders who are just a stone age death cult.


  39. heysoos
    39 | February 1, 2013 11:49 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Colin Powell and Chuck Hagel are both qualified.

    could you list Hagels qualifications for us, just as a comparison to Clintons qualifications?


  40. taxfreekiller
    40 | February 1, 2013 11:49 am

    only thing is “Outsider” will respond that…

    “zero” is better than nothing….!!


  41. 41 | February 1, 2013 11:50 am

    @ taxfreekiller:

    He’s awaiting a response from OFA.


  42. taxfreekiller
    42 | February 1, 2013 11:50 am

    Hagle is the most long lasting/devoted ass kisser Obama can find with the R after his name. @ heysoos:


  43. 43 | February 1, 2013 11:51 am

    @ heysoos:

    Or Panetta’s for that matter.


  44. buzzsawmonkey
    44 | February 1, 2013 11:54 am

    taxfreekiller wrote:

    Hagle is the most long lasting/devoted ass kisser Obama can find with the R after his name.

    Hagel’s tongue has been in Obama’s ass so many times it looks like a raccoon tail.


  45. 45 | February 1, 2013 11:54 am

    @ lobo91:

    And considering Oblahlblah’s second term appointments are apparently all going to be worse than his first-term appointments (a feat I pretty much thought was impossible), I shudder to think what delusional nimrod he will put forth to make energy policy.

    BTW -- gas prices in California have shot up 30 cents a gallon in a week -- is this true for anyone in other locales? Or are we just the lucky ones?


  46. RIX
    46 | February 1, 2013 11:54 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Colin Powell and Chuck Hagel are both qualified.

    How about kerry? Has he demonstrated the appropriate
    allegiance tom his country to be Sec of State?


  47. heysoos
    47 | February 1, 2013 11:54 am

    a troll should come better prepared, other what’s the point?…Clinton had zero qualifications for SS, none whatsoever….therefore we need to redefine ‘qualification’ to suit the meme


  48. 48 | February 1, 2013 11:55 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Buzz -- there must be a BSW parody of the Hagel appearance in the works for us soon!

    And your NRA song was a hit to all my friends on the email, by the way. Including the CLIENT I accidentally sent it to (who, fortunately for me, is a member of the NRA) (damn Outlook auto-fill).


  49. 49 | February 1, 2013 11:56 am

    @ heysoos:

    The point is LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!!


  50. 50 | February 1, 2013 11:58 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    I think Obama just wants a turncoat Republican.


  51. 51 | February 1, 2013 11:58 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Gas went up here in Florida 10 cents the last few days.


  52. lobo91
    52 | February 1, 2013 11:59 am

    @ Carolina Girl:

    BTW — gas prices in California have shot up 30 cents a gallon in a week — is this true for anyone in other locales? Or are we just the lucky ones?

    Happened here, too


  53. 53 | February 1, 2013 11:59 am

    I sdon’t think Romney ran a “poor” campaign. I think he could’ve done better, of course. However, the liberals have most of the TV stations, all of Hollywood, almost all of the newspapers and the bully pulpit of the incumbancy. Plus they had the novelty-turned-de riguer of electing (and keeping in office) the sensation of a black man. So Romney’s campaign had the biggest obstacle ever in American presidential election history . . . along with the obvious (to me) voter fraud.

    If Nixon had ran the same campaign as Romney in 1960, he would’ve trounced Kennedy.


  54. buzzsawmonkey
    54 | February 1, 2013 12:00 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    Buzz — there must be a BSW parody of the Hagel appearance in the works for us soon!

    I had something, but it didn’t work out; it depends on whether I can beat his confirmation.


  55. heysoos
    55 | February 1, 2013 12:01 pm

    gas in ABQ as of this morning range from 2.79 to 2.89…very reasonable


  56. 56 | February 1, 2013 12:03 pm

    Armed guard stops mass shooting at school. But we need to keep schools gun-free! It’s for the Children™!


  57. 57 | February 1, 2013 12:04 pm

    @ heysoos:

    In Norcal it’s about $3.90 for stations off the freeway and about $3.60 in town.


  58. 58 | February 1, 2013 12:04 pm

    The Left is crowing about The Stock Market going above 14,000.


  59. 59 | February 1, 2013 12:06 pm

    @ Rodan:

    That’s all the money Bernanke has been pumping into the system. Wall Street is getting rich, but Main Street is getting poorer. I thought Liberals were supposed to care about things like that…


  60. heysoos
    60 | February 1, 2013 12:06 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    In Norcal it’s about $3.90 for stations off the freeway and about $3.60 in town.

    ouch…we have not seen those prices in a very long time, maybe a year…odd since the next town over, Phoenix is 450mi away


  61. 61 | February 1, 2013 12:07 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    That’s all the money Bernanke has been pumping into the system. Wall Street is getting rich, but Main Street is getting poorer. I thought Liberals were supposed to care about things like that…

    They are the party of the Rich.


  62. taxfreekiller
    62 | February 1, 2013 12:10 pm

    ms tfk on the Mark Hasse (hired killer deal).

    Mark what for some time the lead org. crime DA in Dallas County,

    When the commie thug Democrats took over Dallas of late 2008.
    The new DA a gofer for Royce West (Oak Clif area) State Senator and boss of the “black cacuss” in Austin.

    Royce West is buddy of John Wiley Price the nut job “black panther” guy from Oak Clif area on the Dallas County Commish. Court.

    So, this gofer Craig Watkins fired Mark Hasse as one of his first acts.

    Mark had been after the drug gangs in South Dallas, Oak Cliff as well as the new Mexican Cartel operations who are in a gun/killer war with the established “black drug gangs” in Dallas , South , Oak Cliff etal.

    The FBI raided John Wiley Prices home offices etal and found lots of stuff, the deal is on going now. Royce West is a very smart operator.

    Atty, has a large pratice mostly getting the worst out of jail and stuf.

    Her contacts thing it was one of the drug gangs , black or Mexican.

    The Zetas have made a point of letting every one know they have hired guns ready and willing in Dallas, her contacts in the DEA tell her they know of at least 10 who come and go from Dallas. They have undercovers inside but have not been able to get one of them yet.

    Former Mayor of Dallas Ron Kirk was Obama’s “Trade Rep.” with lots of trips to Mexico and South America. He has left D.C. and has come back some think to run as the D aginst John Cornyn next time.

    Looks skunks in and around the deal, it will be hard to find the skunks who smell the worst when they all stink to high heaven.


  63. unclassifiable
    63 | February 1, 2013 12:10 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Those words mean so much to a man who scrubs garbage cans.

    --John Winger (Bill Murray), Stripes


  64. 64 | February 1, 2013 12:10 pm

    @ Rodan:

    It is amazing how much they get away with. The Democrat Party really represents about everything they claim to hate. They are the Party of the Rich Elite, anti-freedom and anti-Christianity and Judiasm (but extremely friendly to Shari]’ia law and Muslims in general), and truly a party of Hate. They claim to eb about freedom, tolerance, and the common people, and people believe their bullshit. They say a democracy gets the government the people deserve, but I find it hard to believe that we really deserve a government this bad.


  65. lobo91
    65 | February 1, 2013 12:13 pm

    Looks like Biden was worried about losing his title as “dumbest man in Washington” to Hagel, so he put his foot in his mouth again:

    Biden On Gun Control Plans: “Nothing We’re Going To Do” Will “Fundamentally Alter” Chances Of Another Mass Shooting…

    Vice President Joe Biden was perhaps a little too candid on the subject of new gun control laws when talking to reporters Thursday after a meeting with Senate Democrats in the Capitol.

    “Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to a thousand a year from what we’re at now,” Biden said, according to a Politico report.

    So…now that we’re all in agreement that it’s all a big show, can we drop this nonsense?


  66. 66 | February 1, 2013 12:13 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I’m not positive but I believe California also increased its gasoline tax either via Prop 30 or the legislature voted a fee -- who knows. I had heard that the federal gasoline tax increased as well, but I’ve never seen verification of that. Wouldn’t surprise me.


  67. 67 | February 1, 2013 12:15 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    people believe their bullshit.

    That is thanks to the GOP unable to even but a coherent message together. Plus you have the Media-Entertainment Industrial Complex which spreads Democrat propaganda 24/7. We live in a One Party Dictatorship.


  68. 68 | February 1, 2013 12:15 pm

    @ unclassifiable:

    Yup, but the Left is crowing!


  69. lobo91
    69 | February 1, 2013 12:17 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Everyone knows that the best way to get out of a recession is to raise taxes, right?

    //


  70. taxfreekiller
    70 | February 1, 2013 12:18 pm

    Lots of skunks.. oops@ taxfreekiller:


  71. heysoos
    71 | February 1, 2013 12:19 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:
    CA ranks #2 in gas prices behind NY….New Mexico is #43


  72. 72 | February 1, 2013 12:19 pm

    flying Pig Moment!

    At this pace The US will not get back to full employment until 2022!


  73. lobo91
    73 | February 1, 2013 12:20 pm

    Maybe Hillary can get to the bottom of this, now that she won’t have to worry about getting our diplomatic personnel killed:

    Heartache: Iran’s Claims Of Launching Monkey Into Space Likely A Hoax…

    Iran’s triumphant venture of sending a monkey into space may have been exposed as a fake, photographs have suggested.

    Earlier this week, Iran announced to much fanfare that they sent a live monkey into space in a capsule and later retried it intact after travelling to an altitude of 75 miles. [...]

    But a series of photographs that show differences in the monkey’s appearance, before and after the launch, appear to show two different monkeys.

    Before the launch, several state-controlled media branches posted photographs of the monkey with a distinctive red mole above its right eye. It also had light fur round its head.

    Upon the monkey’s “return” from space, the mole had vanished, as had the fur.

    The photographs have led to speculation that either they launched the capsule into space, but it never returned, or that the launch never took place.


  74. lobo91
    74 | February 1, 2013 12:23 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    flying Pig Moment!
    At this pace The US will not get back to full employment until 2022!

    They probably didn’t account for the number of people who will die as a result of Obamacare, so it’ll only take 8 years, instead of 9.

    On the other hand, our economy will probably be in complete collapse by 2022, so none of it really matters, anyway.


  75. taxfreekiller
    75 | February 1, 2013 12:24 pm

    We conservatives have a clear message.

    Only trouble is that when we put it in the Republican Party hands they miss spell it as bad as I do.

    The R leadership is the real problem of the U.S. imho.

    The Democrats are liars and frauds, the R leadership stif arms conservatives and makes deals with the commie Democrats them go in front of the TV like McCain and act like the give a rats ass when in fact they are the gofers for the main con artist the commie Democrats.

    So we fix that and not worry about the commie Democrats and the msm as they are what they are and will not change.

    Fixing the RNC and the state parties is our job one.

    Take to long to get a third party going.

    The worst of the RINO’s will join the D’s if a third party gets any hold on any thing. That would leave the R party out of power total and the new third party not strong enough and it would take to long to merge the few good R’s and then new conservative party.

    Fix what can be fixed and get on it now.


  76. 76 | February 1, 2013 12:24 pm

    @ Rodan:

    But the population will have grown by then, so we’ll really just be back to the employment levels of 2007, not what woudl have been considered full employment for 2022. And that all presupposes that the Economy doesn’t go South again before then, and we already appear to be slipping “back” into Recession. I think we’re in a permanent Recession until we can get rid of the Democrats. Their policies of high taxes and overly burdensom taxation guarantee recession.


  77. lobo91
    77 | February 1, 2013 12:26 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Working is so 20th century.
    //


  78. 78 | February 1, 2013 12:26 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Jerry Brown was a failed governor in the 70′s and hasn’t done anything of note since then. At least the country was smart enough not to award this twit any primary victories.


  79. 79 | February 1, 2013 12:26 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I think everything will fall apart by 2017.


  80. MikeA
    80 | February 1, 2013 12:28 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I think everything will fall apart by 2017.

    If it happens sooner, can I get my money back? ;)


  81. 81 | February 1, 2013 12:29 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    The question is which version of the Republican party comes into power? If its the Bush style Republican nothing will improve. If it’s the Eisenhower/Reagan/Coolidge type then things would turn around.

    Personally, I think we are done for and we as individuals have to look after ourselves.


  82. 82 | February 1, 2013 12:29 pm

    @ MikeA:

    :lol:

    Hey I’m not betting on anything!


  83. lobo91
    83 | February 1, 2013 12:31 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    Jerry Brown was a failed governor in the 70′s and hasn’t done anything of note since then. At least the country was smart enough not to award this twit any primary victories.

    I’ll bet he’s busy making sure that the public employee pension funds aren’t investing in any nasty old gun manufacturers, though.

    Never mind the fact that they’re some of the most profitable corporations out there.


  84. heysoos
    84 | February 1, 2013 12:32 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ MikeA:

    Hey I’m not betting on anything!

    smart non move…shit can happen fast, but I’m really impressed with the beating the people are taking at the hands of their own govt…a mighty pounding…they will either fight back or go to the mat


  85. unclassifiable
    85 | February 1, 2013 12:32 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Are you sure you are not an OFA plant trying to discourage Conservatives?


  86. citizen_q
    86 | February 1, 2013 12:35 pm

    @ lobo91:
    We should counter with fake launches of pigs to the moon.

    Tell the muzz we sending allah a little company.


  87. 87 | February 1, 2013 12:36 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Even if we take back over in 2016, the US will be saddled with nearly 150% GDP debt. How do you come back from that? It is easy to say grow the economy, but it is much harder to do it. It’ll take years of solid Republican rule to roll back even some of th emassive regulations and taxes. And ObamaCare is likely here to stay. It’ll be like Social Security. People will demand it, even though it’ll break the country to try and pay for it. 2017 is certainly a possible date. I give us another ten years, bu twhen things break, they could break very quickly. The Democrats have spent the last 40 years sabotagin gthe United States. When all of thos eplans come to fruition things will get bad. I don’t realy see a way of stoping it now.


  88. coldwarrior
    88 | February 1, 2013 12:36 pm

    @ Rodan:

    the ‘get off my damned lawn you rotten kids’ curmudgeon wing of the party is dieing off and not being replaced. by default the gop will change. too bad its taking this long


  89. 89 | February 1, 2013 12:36 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Are you sure you are not an OFA plant trying to discourage Conservatives?

    I’m not allowed to have an opinion? I’m probably more right than many here. Most here are Conservative. I am a Nationalist-Libertarian, so I’m actually to the Right of most.

    You have to understand the way I view things. I deal with reality and historical trends. Right now, I do not like what I see and call it as I see it.


  90. unclassifiable
    90 | February 1, 2013 12:38 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Why bother posting then?


  91. lobo91
    91 | February 1, 2013 12:40 pm

    Oh, look…the Obama Administration ignores another court ruling:

    Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate

    Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government issued new standards Thursday that raise production estimates for 2013.

    New standards announced by the Environmental Protection Agency require production of 14 million gallons of so-called cellulosic biofuels made from grasses and woody material. That’s up from an 8.7 million-gallon requirement in 2012 — when actual production was near zero.

    An oil industry representative said the Obama administration was thumbing its nose at a ruling last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The court threw out the 2012 mandate for cellulosic biofuels, saying it was based on wishful thinking rather than accurate estimates for an industry the Obama administration wants to encourage. Administration officials have said that increased use of biofuels could lower greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, as well as lower U.S. dependence on foreign fuel.

    “The court recognized the absurdity of fining companies for failing to use a nonexistent biofuel,” said Bob Greco, director of downstream operations for the American Petroleum Institute, the principal lobbying group for the oil and gas industry.

    Greco said he was astonished that EPA would nearly double the mandate for biofuel in 2013. “EPA needs a serious reality check,” he said, calling the mandate a “stealth tax on gasoline” and an “egregious example of bad public policy.”


  92. 92 | February 1, 2013 12:40 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Did you see this?

    Americans have a very special message for the federal government: Don’t tread on me.

    That’s the takeaway from a new poll from the Pew Research Center in which, for the first time in at least the last two decades, a majority of Americans say Washington actually poses a threat to their “personal rights and freedoms.”

    I don’t know if the WashPost link will work. Everything at the WashPost comes up with a massive Javascript error for me. Try this if it doesn’t work. Anyway, the results of that poll are somewhat reassuring. By a small margin, the majority of the people see something of the real threat out there. It wasn’t enough to turn the election, but maybe four more years of Obama fiascos will wake enough people up.


  93. 93 | February 1, 2013 12:41 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    the US will be saddled with nearly 150% GDP debt. How do you come back from that?

    That is a very good question and I can only hope we have a Republican in the mold of Coolidge/Eisenhower/Reagan to address this. That is the key, which version of the GOP will we see?

    I have no answers and one can only hope.


  94. 94 | February 1, 2013 12:42 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Agree to a point…

    BUT…

    The American public doesn’t like the caricature that republicans are portrayed as. When Fultan said the other day -- they don’t want what we’re selling (or some such) -- I wanted to scream that if that was the truth then why did they have to lie about everything?

    War on women, Romney killed that poor woman with cancer, we want birth control outlawed (and don’t throw santurum at me because I haven’t seen one bill to outlaw birth control)… things like that.

    If they had won on the TRUTH I’d admit the American public hates republicans. But as it stands I think they hate what we are “supposed to be” not what we actually are.


  95. 95 | February 1, 2013 12:42 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Moonbat is riding high off the fact that he was able to convince Californians to tax the rich (it’s for the schools!) while at the same time not advising them of the fine print in the bill that also raised the sales tax. He’s now planning to focus efforts on Proposition 13 repeal. I imagine his first priority is to repeal the 2/3rds taxpayer majority for instituting any new taxes, as “bootstrapping efforts to make California solvent.” If he sees this getting a “positive” response, my guess is the bill will reconfigure the property tax rates “because it’s good for our communities.”

    They forget that there was a reason that Prop 13 passed in the first place. Counties had inflated the rates so egregiously that people were losing their homes because of an inability to pay. Brown offered his OWN version at the time (Prop 8) and it went down in flames. He’s never forgiven the voters for that ass-kicking. Time to shred his greatest failure.


  96. unclassifiable
    96 | February 1, 2013 12:43 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Nobody is denying your right to your opinion.

    I am just wondering why bother if it is hopeless?

    And I am dealng with reality every day. I don’t think you have a corner on that quality.


  97. 97 | February 1, 2013 12:44 pm

    @ unclassifiable:

    No offense, this i part of the problem with today’s Conservative movement. We are not allowed to have differencing opinions. I refuse to play the everything is fine game or just follow RNC talking points.

    Why can’t people on the Right take differing view points? Look if you think the Republican Party is in good shape and the American public is ready to embrace it, then fine. I speak my mind and I am warning what you are up against.


  98. coldwarrior
    98 | February 1, 2013 12:45 pm

    @ mskelly:

    perception is reality.

    the national gop has to change its image…the perception that people have of it.

    at state and local level. things look good.


  99. heysoos
    99 | February 1, 2013 12:46 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    yes, read that a few minutes ago…it’s a new paradigm and we have to see what shakes out..the faster this machine goes, the harder it will be to keep it out of a ditch, and we are clipping along pretty fast now…it’s likely BO will get too many things going and none of them working, people will call for his head


  100. 100 | February 1, 2013 12:47 pm

    @ unclassifiable:

    I am just wondering why bother if it is hopeless

    ?

    If enough people see what they are up against, then its not hopeless. I am trying to wake people up to what they are up against. But I also feel people should not look for saviors in politics. You have to look out for yourself.

    So I hope that the Right will gets its act together. I do not see that and instead tell people to look after themselves.


  101. lobo91
    101 | February 1, 2013 12:50 pm

    Secret Service dog protecting Biden falls to its death

    A Secret Service dog sniffing around a New Orleans parking lot fell to its death Saturday evening.

    The dog was doing a security sweep of a parking lot near a hotel used by Vice President Joe Biden when it fell six stories to its death.

    The parking lot was adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans where Biden was speaking at a fundraiser for US Senator Mary Landrieu, reported the Daily Mail.

    The Belgian Malinois fell around 6 pm.

    A Secret Service spokesman told CNN the death was a “tragic accident.”


  102. 102 | February 1, 2013 12:51 pm

    @ mskelly:

    Santorum did call for banning Contraceptives. Akins did justify Rape or downplayed it. You can’t tell me there are not elements in the Republcian that are anti-Individual. Does that mean most Republicans are, no. But that wing of the party has a chokehold and teh Establishments kisses their asses. This allows the media to portray all Republicans as Sanatorum and Akins clones.

    Santorum would have been laughed out of the GOP of Eisenhower or Reagan’s era.


  103. 103 | February 1, 2013 12:52 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Poor Dog. :-(


  104. 104 | February 1, 2013 12:52 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    at state and local level. things look good.

    That is the hope.


  105. unclassifiable
    105 | February 1, 2013 12:52 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Look this is straw man after straw man.

    It is one thing to say we have a difference of opinions but to say “it doesn’t matter — it’s hopeless” is to say no one’s opinion counts for squat. That has just as much to chill the discussion as saying “get off my blog”.

    Look this is partly your blog and I have no stake other than a commenter.

    So I will duck out for a while and maybe go find some silver linings somewhere.


  106. 106 | February 1, 2013 12:55 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Agree -- what I am saying is — the American public does not hate conservative ideology -- they hate the fake ideology the media/hollyweird/democrats/yahoos claim conservatives have.

    Meaning I think they need to change A LOT of things but I do not think that we have to become democrats to win people over (which is the case the msm is making). More like we need to convince people of what we actually are (and shutting up the outlyer yahoos would go a long way in doing that) instead of trying to out dem the dems.

    (hey it made more sense in my head)


  107. heysoos
    107 | February 1, 2013 12:58 pm

    @ Rodan:
    last spring when I started posting here, a bunch of people were pretty upset with my attitude toward the GOP…so I was trolling and jacking the threads etc…people here are slowly waking up that the national GOP has no winning strategy pushing their squeeky tight socon policies…they are starting to see how the donks have taken over the agenda and now define the GOP any way they want….millions of flyover voters don’t give a shit about the small stuff and the GOP has run aground nationally, so that’s where you go to fix the problem…stick to the three simple conservative basics…but they can’t because as politicians they are third rate…re-election trumps governing…golly gee, even for your beloved Republicans…it’s not a ‘two party system’…it’s an across the aisle oligarchy…surprise!


  108. 108 | February 1, 2013 12:59 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I’d have to see the bill or draft of a bill. I’ve seen him say states had the right to if they wanted to — but that’s a different dog than “ban birth control”.

    /not a santorum defender just sayin…


  109. lobo91
    109 | February 1, 2013 1:00 pm

    mskelly wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    I’d have to see the bill or draft of a bill. I’ve seen him say states had the right to if they wanted to — but that’s a different dog than “ban birthcontrol”.
    /not a santorum defender just sayin…

    And since the president doesn’t have the power to “ban” anything, who the hell cares?


  110. 110 | February 1, 2013 1:00 pm

    @ unclassifiable:

    Come on~! It’s the back and forth that gets things interesting! If we all agreed it would get pretty boring after awhile ~:)


  111. coldwarrior
    111 | February 1, 2013 1:00 pm

    @ mskelly:
    hiring a great pr firm and running some ads to define the brand would help.

    run ‘em not on talking head shows but on ‘trash tv’ and during prime time events. ads during the talking heads are pointless because the only peeps who watch those are wonks already.


  112. 112 | February 1, 2013 1:00 pm

    @ mskelly:

    Santorum is nowhere near as bad as Rodan makes out. Torquemada wasn’t as bad as Rodan makes Santorum out to be.


  113. coldwarrior
    113 | February 1, 2013 1:02 pm

    @ heysoos:

    personal liberty, smaller government, state’s rights.

    that is all i care about.


  114. lobo91
    114 | February 1, 2013 1:04 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ mskelly:
    Santorum is nowhere near as bad as Rodan makes out. Torquemada wasn’t as bad as Rodan makes Santorum out to be.

    Given that I live in Colorado Springs, which many people see as “ground zero” of some sort of massive evangelical plot to take over the country, and I never see any such indications, I’m going to say that the whole thing is bullshit made up by the left.

    Unfortunately, some people on our side have come to believe the propaganda.


  115. 115 | February 1, 2013 1:04 pm

    The Great Depression -- now in living color!

    For real.

    Links to photo essays here.


  116. coldwarrior
    116 | February 1, 2013 1:05 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ mskelly:
    Santorum is nowhere near as bad as Rodan makes out. Torquemada wasn’t as bad as Rodan makes Santorum out to be.

    the voters in pa tossed that fake, stuffed shirt, hypocritical, condescending asshole our on his ear after one term. he lost by 16%. we thought he was pretty bad.

    how he got a foot on the national stage is beyond me. that man is a total jerk. i know, i’ve met him and my dad had dealing with him. he is a punk. you would see right through him if you met him. santorum has a lot of people snowed.


  117. heysoos
    117 | February 1, 2013 1:05 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    personal liberty, smaller government, state’s rights.
    that is all i care about.

    agreed


  118. lobo91
    118 | February 1, 2013 1:05 pm

    1389AD wrote:

    The Great Depression — now in living color!
    For real.
    Links to photo essays here.

    Just think how great the next one will be, with all the digital cameras out there…
    //


  119. 119 | February 1, 2013 1:06 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    last spring when I started posting here, a bunch of people were pretty upset with my attitude toward the GOP…so I was trolling and jacking the threads etc…people here are slowly waking up that the national GOP has no winning strategy pushing their squeeky tight socon policies…they are starting to see how the donks have taken over the agenda and now define the GOP any way they want….millions of flyover voters don’t give a shit about the small stuff and the GOP has run aground nationally, so that’s where you go to fix the problem…stick to the three simple conservative basics…but they can’t because as politicians they are third rate…re-election trumps governing…golly gee, even for your beloved Republicans…it’s not a ‘two party system’…it’s an across the aisle oligarchy…surprise!

    The RINO hunt has to be suspended between the GOP convention and the general election.

    That said, I agree with you wholeheartedly.


  120. coldwarrior
    120 | February 1, 2013 1:06 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    I never see any such indications, I’m going to say that the whole thing is bullshit made up by the left.

    bullshit or not, if it effects voting patterns then it is reality, isnt it?


  121. 121 | February 1, 2013 1:07 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Secret Service dog protecting Biden falls to its death
    A Secret Service dog sniffing around a New Orleans parking lot fell to its death Saturday evening.
    The dog was doing a security sweep of a parking lot near a hotel used by Vice President Joe Biden when it fell six stories to its death.
    The parking lot was adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans where Biden was speaking at a fundraiser for US Senator Mary Landrieu, reported the Daily Mail.
    The Belgian Malinois fell around 6 pm.
    A Secret Service spokesman told CNN the death was a “tragic accident.”

    How the Hell did that happen?

    What was the dog handler doing?


  122. 122 | February 1, 2013 1:07 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Yeop! And I like Rodan’s idea of paying people in the entertainment industry to push conservative ideas -- you’d have to pay them because they’d risk their whole career to do it… but if we could get a few the domino effect could help out a lot.


  123. coldwarrior
    123 | February 1, 2013 1:07 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ heysoos:
    personal liberty, smaller government, state’s rights.
    that is all i care about.

    agreed

    is that too much to ask? really?


  124. 124 | February 1, 2013 1:07 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    What was the dog handler doing?

    No shit.


  125. coldwarrior
    125 | February 1, 2013 1:10 pm

    mskelly wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Yeop! And I like Rodan’s idea of paying people in the entertainment industry to push conservative ideas — you’d have to pay them because they’d risk their whole career to do it… but if we could get a few the domino effect could help out a lot.

    run ads on honey bobo, the superbowl, during prime time tv. get the message that you want out there. if the national gop were a company, it would have gone into receivership by now even though the core product is good.

    marketing isnt that hard.


  126. 126 | February 1, 2013 1:11 pm

    @ mskelly:

    Given the state of the secret service these days, he was probably scamming for a hooker…


  127. lobo91
    127 | February 1, 2013 1:11 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    How the Hell did that happen?

    What was the dog handler doing?

    I’m assuming that should say “parking garage,” not “parking lot.”

    If a dog has to sweep a large area, they’ll unhook its leash. It can get around better that way.

    They do tend to focus pretty tightly on the task at hand. Not much different from a person walking into a light pole while texting, I guess.


  128. coldwarrior
    128 | February 1, 2013 1:12 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ mskelly:
    Given the state of the secret service these days, he was probably scamming for a hooker…

    a hooker sniffer.


  129. 129 | February 1, 2013 1:12 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    !

    LOL!


  130. lobo91
    130 | February 1, 2013 1:13 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Looking for poodles


  131. heysoos
    131 | February 1, 2013 1:15 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ heysoos:
    personal liberty, smaller government, state’s rights.
    that is all i care about.
    agreed

    is that too much to ask? really?

    it’s easier to keep a three room house tidy as opposed to a sprawling apartment building


  132. Lily
    132 | February 1, 2013 1:15 pm

    theoutsider wrote:

    Rodan, Do you want to prove any of the things you said to me on the last thread.

    Why does Rodan have to PROVE anything to you??? First of all you need to PROVE your point of view since you basically make comments and run away. Right now it appears you really, really like to troll Rodan. You never answer his questions and to be honest he doesn’t have to prove a damn thing to you.
    /sorry Rodan but I had to stick up for you here..because this really annoyed me to no end ..I know you can handle yourself and I hope you didn’t mind my 2 cents here. ;)


  133. taxfreekiller
    133 | February 1, 2013 1:18 pm

    So, like this.

    ms tfk and her buddies.

    The Texas R leadership is pushing a new Bush baby on we Texans now.
    George P. Bush, son of Jeb, the brown one.
    So they are paying his way around the state to all the big events as the “speaker of choice”, we go to lots of them. Some cost as much as $200 a ticket down to a low of say $80 each. Some hign end deals cost her $1,000 a chair.

    So, her bunch is woring on getting money together to hire conservative like Mark Levin, even Ann Coulter, Mrs. Palin etla to counter events they can rig up. Example $25,000 for Ann.
    So they are running the numbers on what the seats at a deal would cost to cover the deal and working on getting events up and running state wide.

    Hard work, and you get the dirty looks from the RINO’s and the rich who pay for them.

    Just get in the fight any way possible.


  134. coldwarrior
    134 | February 1, 2013 1:18 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Looking for poodles

    probably got distracted by one.


  135. 135 | February 1, 2013 1:21 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    flying Pig Moment!
    At this pace The US will not get back to full employment until 2022!

    IOW, never, because we are doing everything possible to kill even more jobs in the future.

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    Look I am not saying there was no fraud, but why can’t many Conservatives admit we lost becasue the Democrats have a better campaign apparatus, Romney ran a lousy campaign and the American people just do not like the American public? Did fraud potentially cost him a state or 2 sure, but that is not the reason Obama won. Until Republicans admit the American public does not like them, they will never win another election. I am not excusing any fraud, just I think there’s more than that.
    The Democrats have a much better campaign apparatus, and a much better party organization. Easy to do when you’ve had decades in which to hog wallow in cash and your opposition has been content to be paid off with pin money.
    Yes, Romney ran a poor campaign, and yes, the Republicans need a housecleaning that, if done properly, would take about ten or twelve years—and needs to start now.
    The “Americans hate Republicans” thing is oversimplified. A lot of Americans have fallen for the propaganda there, and the Republicans have been stupid in the way they have responded to it. It needs to be addressed, but I’m not going to buy into the simple “hate” theme.

    Here’s the scoop on that.


  136. taxfreekiller
    136 | February 1, 2013 1:21 pm

    Outsized outhouse owner troll.

    http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

    Show me some facts on the CO2 fraud.

    Your a sad misled fool.
    or a
    Used up fool.


  137. 137 | February 1, 2013 1:22 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    And I don’t recall Akin ever justifying rape or minimizing it. I’m assuming Rodan left some words out there.

    By the way, Akin was NOT the TEA Party candidate. He wasn’t even really the Republican’s candidate. What he was was the candidate of Democrats who crossed over to vote for him.


  138. 138 | February 1, 2013 1:22 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    Oh I missed it -- did he presume to tell he knows everything about global warming now?


  139. RIX
    139 | February 1, 2013 1:22 pm

    @ lobo91:

    They probably didn’t account for the number of people who will die as a result of Obamacare, so it’ll only take 8 years, instead of 9.

    The Left has always counted on the elimination of people.
    Some years back Pelosi praised abortion as a way to protect
    Social Security. It never occurred to her that it would
    also mean one less person paying in.
    ObamaCare is going cause attrition through rationing.
    Supporters will be very unhappy.


  140. 140 | February 1, 2013 1:23 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ 1389AD:
    How the Hell did that happen?
    What was the dog handler doing?
    I’m assuming that should say “parking garage,” not “parking lot.”
    If a dog has to sweep a large area, they’ll unhook its leash. It can get around better that way.
    They do tend to focus pretty tightly on the task at hand. Not much different from a person walking into a light pole while texting, I guess.

    I can just picture a dog walking along on his hind paws, texting with his forepaws, and not looking ahead.

    One time I turned my head to figure out what was on a torn wall poster, and walked into a lamppost on a train platform. Taught me to look where I am going.

    Sometimes dogs and cats can misjudge heights.


  141. 141 | February 1, 2013 1:24 pm

    @ Lily:

    Notice Rodan has to prove shit to the attention-whore -- but whenever anyone asks the attention-whore a question, he runs away -- probably because the big yellow bus has arrived to take him to 7th Grade.


  142. 142 | February 1, 2013 1:24 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    1389AD wrote:
    The Great Depression — now in living color!
    For real.
    Links to photo essays here.
    Just think how great the next one will be, with all the digital cameras out there…
    //

    One of the photo essays shows some of the pictures people might use as a reference to the current and greater depression (which we are just BEGINNING).


  143. 143 | February 1, 2013 1:26 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    theoutsider wrote:
    Chuck Hagel is going to confirmed. Who would you prefer to be a nominee in his place? Still haven’t got an answer.
    “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
    —Hillary Clinton

    Anybody Obama nominates for anything certainly will be evil, probably will be stupid, and possibly also will be crazy.


  144. lobo91
    144 | February 1, 2013 1:27 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    I’m always afraid that Leia’s going to hurt herself when she charges after a squirrel in my back yard. She’ll take a flying leap down the steps from the deck.


  145. 145 | February 1, 2013 1:29 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    Actually, I’d prefer Dick Cheney myself.


  146. taxfreekiller
    146 | February 1, 2013 1:30 pm

    It is many of us that have the opinion that the deal at the Texas Republican Convention when Ted Cruz spoke and then David Dewhurst spoke was the water shed moment for Texas.

    Ted came up, the place went wild, full house, at the Tarrant County Convention Center.

    Thousands of Ted for Senate signs waving crazy, ever one standing yelling for 5 min. Then Ted talks, 6 or 8 standing ovations as he spoke. At the end another 5 min. wild mad cheering, flag waving, sign waving.

    Comes poor David Dewhurst.

    Three or four signs waved for him , thats all.

    Only polite applause when he came to the micophone.

    He talked, no applause as he did.

    He got done, the same three or four signs waived.

    The leadership got its RINO shoved up its ass.

    They now know we mean buss.

    So they go for this George P. Bush kid with good hair and money to burn.

    The fight is on.


  147. 147 | February 1, 2013 1:30 pm

    @ RIX:

    ObamaCare supporters are going to be unhappy with it, but the “fix” to ObamaCare is always going to be more government. That is intentional. ObamaCare, in and of itself, was never ment to succeed, if the goal was making health care cheaper and more accessible. The goal was always rationing and disaster, to be met with increasing calls for a single-payer system like Britain has. Never mind that Britain’s is a disaster. Obama and his ilk do not want to help the average American. All they want to do is reduce their quality of life, including ultimately their life expectancy itself.


  148. 148 | February 1, 2013 1:31 pm

    This should come as a surprise to, well, nobody:

    The Free Beacon is reporting that President Obama’s nonprofit Organizing for Action is considering a merger with a left-wing group with financial ties to Palestinian terrorists and Central American Marxists.

    The Common Purpose Project website bills the organization “founded to bring together progressive leaders and organizations in an effort to collaborate on effective public policy messaging,” but its accounting details tell a more complex story.

    The Free Beacon has found through public disclosure forms that CPP’s donors, Sandor and Faye Straus, are founders of a left-wing group named the Firedoll Foundation. Following the money trail doled out by the Firedoll Foundation connects the Straus family to Nicaragua’s Marxist Sandinista government and the Holy Land Foundation, an Islamic charity that federal law enforcement authorities closed down for financing Palestinian terrorist groups.

    {From Weasel Zippers). My only hope is that Rodan is not holding any sharp objects at this moment.


  149. taxfreekiller
    149 | February 1, 2013 1:32 pm

    Outsized Outhouse is a no responce troll, useless but for the fun of the laugh at the fool showing his ass time and time forever here.@ Carolina Girl:


  150. 150 | February 1, 2013 1:32 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    Ted Cruz is SENATORSATIONAL.
    (Okay, that was hokey….but still)


  151. lobo91
    151 | February 1, 2013 1:35 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    No need to pretend anymore. This is the “flexibility” he was talking about.


  152. Lily
    152 | February 1, 2013 1:36 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Notice Rodan has to prove shit to the attention-whore — but whenever anyone asks the attention-whore a question, he runs away — probably because the big yellow bus has arrived to take him to 7th Grade.

    No kidding. He doesn’t even acknowledge other posters here who respond to him ….only Rodan. Rodan has a stalker in my opinion.


  153. 153 | February 1, 2013 1:36 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    I figured he had to be about 12, playing that pre-adolescent game of “annoy the grownups” and the reason we lost him every day was because Mom shooed him off to the bus so as not to miss his first-period 7th grade remedial reading class.

    However if he is in fact an adult, I seriously recommend that he present himself to the Psychology Department at the nearby University as a case study in arrested development.


  154. coldwarrior
    154 | February 1, 2013 1:36 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    heh.

    great story.


  155. buzzsawmonkey
    155 | February 1, 2013 1:39 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    The US is Gulliver, tied down by a horde of Lilliputian Leftists.


  156. 156 | February 1, 2013 1:40 pm

    @ Lily:

    And Spreanza — he seems to seek Speranza’s approval as well. Which gets them real ribbing by me on the email.


  157. 157 | February 1, 2013 1:47 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    The Outsider is in love… :roll:


  158. lobo91
    158 | February 1, 2013 1:48 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    The Free Beacon is reporting that President Obama’s nonprofit Organizing for Action is considering a merger with a left-wing group with financial ties to Palestinian terrorists and Central American Marxists.

    Isn’t this actually redundant?


  159. 159 | February 1, 2013 1:52 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Redundant and unsurprising.

    @ Iron Fist:

    You’d think Rodan and Speranza have enough grief dealing with ME on the phone and the email…..


  160. 160 | February 1, 2013 1:54 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I loved it when Hagel was asked why he thought IRAN was so enthused about his appointment. Even the MSM can’t believe how truly dreadful Hagel was.


  161. 161 | February 1, 2013 1:54 pm

    OT, but economically relevant.

    I just stopped by the convenience store near my house and, upon checking out, the girl asked me if I had gotten any gas. I replied “no” and she told me that I may want to reconsider as at 1:30 it was being increased from $3.09 to $3.59!

    Geez, a $.50 increase at one friggin’ time!? This is bullshit!

    Needless to say, I filled up my car and went back in to thank the young lady for giving me a heads up (no small task when it’s 18 degrees in full sun) ;)


  162. 162 | February 1, 2013 1:56 pm

    Not to be outdone, Jay Carney, who does not seem to be grounded in reality, had this to say about Hagel yesterdy (emphasis mine):

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) “did fine” in his confirmation hearing Thursday and accused Republicans of “badgering” the Secretary of Defense nominee.

    “I think Sen. Hagel answered questions appropriately and did fine,” Carney said, adding that the perceived stumbles being highlighted in the hearing “largely represent badgering by the questioners.”

    Carney also said that he would be “stunned” if Republican senators moved to filibuster Hagel, noting he was a former colleague and Vietnam War veteran.

    “We expect the Senate to confirm Sen. Hagel to the position of Secretary of Defense,” Carney said.

    Hagel’s performance through his eight-hour confirmation hearing Thursday was widely interpreted as shaky, as the former senator stumbled over questions on the legitimacy of Iran’s government and his position on the surge in Iraq. Hagel repeatedly was asked and apologized for prior statements on Israel, the “Jewish lobby,” and a gay ambassador nominee.

    Someone really should gift Jay Carney with a dictionary. Or point me to the entry at Amazon so that I can purchase the one he’s apparently using.


  163. 163 | February 1, 2013 2:00 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    So they’re raising the price of gasoline already IN the holding tanks. Lovely.


  164. coldwarrior
    164 | February 1, 2013 2:00 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    the lecture on volker and inflation is postponed. you you will see why tomorrow morning.


  165. coldwarrior
    165 | February 1, 2013 2:02 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ MacDuff:
    So they’re raising the price of gasoline already IN the holding tanks. Lovely.

    they do that. dont really have a choice in the matter. they are franchisees. no real control over gas prices.


  166. Buckeye Abroad
    166 | February 1, 2013 2:06 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ heysoos:

    personal liberty, smaller government, state’s rights.

    that is all i care about.

    Crazy right wing wacko! Papa Barack knows what to do with kulaks like you!

    //sarc

    Have a good weekend everybody. Damn its going to be a long haul.


  167. 167 | February 1, 2013 2:07 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Oh, I know. My local Valero station gets its gasoline delivery on Tuesday and Friday mornings (because I see the shiny truck on my way to the transit station) and they raise the price every day. Amazing -- the oil companies make 7 cents on a gasoline, and they have to drill or buy it, refine it and transport it. Moonbeam and Oblahblah make twice that in taxes on a gallon of gasoline and they did NOTHING to obtain it.


  168. 168 | February 1, 2013 2:08 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Well, I know one thing -- it will be worth waiting for.
    BTW Rodan -- I’ll cue up my Super Bowl thread at some point today unless someone else is taking care of it.


  169. buzzsawmonkey
    169 | February 1, 2013 2:09 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Of course Hagel “did fine.”

    His job was to look like an idiot to further the Obama line that “Republicans are idiots.” He’ll be confirmed anyway, so Obama will get what he wants—a patsy white man with a Republican label on whom he can blame the next few years’ disasters, and a willing hatchet man who will collaborate on gutting the military, including the US nuclear arsenal, under the cover of being a decorated veteran.


  170. 170 | February 1, 2013 2:09 pm

    New Thread.


  171. heysoos
    171 | February 1, 2013 2:10 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Oh, I know. My local Valero station gets its gasoline delivery on Tuesday and Friday mornings (because I see the shiny truck on my way to the transit station) and they raise the price every day. Amazing — the oil companies make 7 cents on a gasoline, and they have to drill or buy it, refine it and transport it. Moonbeam and Oblahblah make twice that in taxes on a gallon of gasoline and they did NOTHING to obtain it.

    just grabbing money laying there…so many taxes lead nowhere, produce no results and have no benefit…Americans are bilked by the billions that go down a black hole


  172. lobo91
    172 | February 1, 2013 2:12 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    You’re currently paying 67.1 cents per gallon in taxes on gas in California. 18.4 cents of that is federal tax.

    Only New York is higher, at 69 cents.


  173. 173 | February 1, 2013 2:15 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:
    @ cold warrior:

    I dig that it’s a commodity and I’ve been buying gasoline since the late 60s, but a 16% increase in one afternoon is pretty drastic spike and I gotta wonder what’s behind it.


  174. darkwords
    174 | February 1, 2013 2:18 pm

    @ 97 Rodan: Blogging is just a fireside chat over poker. People lay ideas out on the table and walk away from the table richer than when they arrived. If they played. Sometimes you gotta sheriff a few tinhorns to keep the game active.


  175. darkwords
    175 | February 1, 2013 2:21 pm

    @ coldwarrior: It would be good to legislate on just those three only.


  176. RIX
    176 | February 1, 2013 2:23 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    That’s it.ObamaCare is the segue to single payer.


  177. lobo91
    177 | February 1, 2013 2:40 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    That’s it.ObamaCare is the segue to single payer.

    Of course it is. It always has been.

    Anyone who doesn’t realize that hasn’t been paying attention. Jan Schakowsky, whose husband wrote the plan for it while seving time for bank fraud, said as much.


  178. Da_Beerfreak
    178 | February 1, 2013 3:40 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Could it be that Its a She?!?!?? :shock:


  179. 179 | February 1, 2013 4:02 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Could it be that Its a She?!?!??

    You never know. :oops:


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