If Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer ran the country…

If Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer ran the country…

For openers, they would start de-funding the US Military as aggressively as possible.

Forget ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’

If they got their way there would be no military to not ask or not tell.

Barbara Boxer is to Code Pink as Fidel Castro is to Cuba.

Barney Frank is to eliminating the military budget to fund additional entitlements as George Soros is to funding Socialist political organizations. He is on record as starting down this road with an immediate initial 25% reduction.

Imagine Team Boxer-Frank leading the country and image them using their executive bully pulpit accusing conservative,  independent and moderate democrat voters of stupidity and extremism and labeling them as enemies for opposing them as Team Boxer-Frank as they move to disband the US Military and join funding forces with Iran to fortify Hamas against Israel.

Imagine every US military base deserted, one by one.

Imagine every Military aircraft eventually scrapped or sold off.

Imagine every US Navy ship being scrapped as salvage or sold off.

Imagine all US Military weapons being sold at the soonest possible opportunity to the highest foreign bidders.

Imagine the US without a nuclear deterrence.

Imagine a defenseless country with milllions of people out of work who worked in the active military, Department of Defense, and for military contractors and their suppliers.

Imagine hastening of the end of this country and it’s economy.

Now, imagine re-electing Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer to congress.

Donate to Sean Bielat here and donate to Carly Fiorina here and make Barney and Barbara go away.

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83 Responses to If Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer ran the country…

  1. tellitlikeitis says:

    Obama’s shovel ready jobs.

  2. tellitlikeitis says:

    Across US, Long Recovery Looks Like a Recession

    This is not what a recovery is supposed to look like.

    CNBC.com

    In Atlanta, the Bank of America [BAC 13.3104 -0.2096 (-1.55%) ] tower, the tallest in the Southeast, is nearly a fifth vacant, and bank officials just wrestled a rent cut from the developer. In Cherry Hill, N.J., 10 percent of the houses on the market are so-called short sales, in which sellers ask for less than they owe lenders. And in Arizona, in sun-blasted desert subdivisions, owners speak of hours cut, jobs lost and meals at soup kitchens.

    Less than a month before November elections, the United States is mired in a grim New Normal that could last for years. That has policy makers, particularly the Federal Reserve, considering a range of ever more extreme measures, as noted in the minutes of its last meeting, released Tuesday. Call it recession or recovery, for tens of millions of Americans, there’s little difference.

    Born of a record financial collapse, this recession has been more severe than any since the Great Depression and has left an enormous oversupply of houses and office buildings and crippling debt. The decision last week by leading mortgage lenders to freeze foreclosures, and calls for a national moratorium, could cast a long shadow of uncertainty over banks and the housing market. Put simply, the national economy has fallen so far that it could take years to climb back.

    The math yields somber conclusions, with implications not just for this autumn’s elections but also — barring a policy surprise or economic upturn — for 2012 as well:

    * At the current rate of job creation, the nation would need nine more years to recapture the jobs lost during the recession. And that doesn’t even account for five million or six million jobs needed in that time to keep pace with an expanding population. Even top Obama officials concede the unemployment rate could climb higher still.
    * Median house prices have dropped 20 percent since 2005. Given an inflation rate of about 2 percent — a common forecast — it would take 13 years for housing prices to climb back to their peak, according to Allen L. Sinai, chief global economist at the consulting firm Decision Economics.
    * Commercial vacancies are soaring, and it could take a decade to absorb the excess in many of the largest cities. The vacancy rate, as of the end of June, stands at 21.4 percent in Phoenix, 19.7 percent in Las Vegas, 18.3 in Dallas/Fort Worth and 17.3 percent in Atlanta, in each case higher than last year, according to the data firm CoStar Group.

    Demand is inert. Consumer confidence has tumbled as many are afraid or unable to spend. Families are still paying off — or walking away from — debt. Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, estimates it will be the end of 2011 before the amount of income that households pay in interest recedes to levels seen before the run-up. Credit card delinquencies are rising.

    “No wonder Americans are pessimistic and unhappy,” said Mr. Sinai. “The only way we are going to get in gear is to face up to the reality that we are entering a period of austerity.”

    This dreary accounting should not suggest a nation without strengths. Unemployment rates have come down from their peaks in swaths of the United States, from Vermont to Minnesota to Wisconsin. Port traffic has increased, and employers have created an average of 68,111 jobs a month this year.

    After plummeting in 2009, the stock market has spiraled up, buoying retirement accounts and perhaps the spirits of middle-class Americans. As a measure of economic health, though, that gain is overstated. Robert Reich, the former labor secretary, notes that the most profitable companies in the domestic stock indexes generate about 40 percent of their revenue from abroad.

    Few doubt the American economy remains capable of electrifying growth, but few expect that any time soon. “We still have a lot of strengths, from a culture of entrepreneurship and venture capitalism, to flexible labor markets and attracting immigrants,” said Barry Eichengreen, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley. “But we’re going to be living with the overhang of our financial and debt problems for a long, long time to come.”

    New shocks could push the nation into another recession or deflation. “We are in a situation where our vulnerability to any new problem is great,” said Carmen M. Reinhart, a professor of economics at the University of Maryland.

    So troubles ripple outward, as lost jobs, unsold houses and empty offices weigh down the economy and upend lives. Struggles in Arizona, New Jersey and Georgia echo broadly.

    Florence, Ariz.

    In 2005, Arizona ranked, as usual, second nationally in job growth behind Nevada, its economy predicated on growth. The snowbirds came and construction boomed and land stretched endless and cheap. Then it stopped.

    This year, Arizona ranks 42nd in job growth. It has lost 287,000 jobs since the recession began, and the fall has been calamitous.

    Renee Wheaton, 38, sits in an old golf cart on the corner of Tangerine and Barley Roads in her subdivision in the desert, an hour south of Phoenix. Her next-door neighbor, an engineer, just lost his job. The man across the street is unemployed.

    Her family is not doing so well either. Her husband’s hours have been cut by 15 percent, leaving her family of five behind on water and credit card bills — more or less on everything except the house and car payment. She teaches art, but that’s not much in demand.
    “I say to myself ‘This can’t be happening to us: We saved, we worked hard and we’re under tremendous stress,’ ” Ms. Wheaton says. “My husband is a very hard-working man but for the first time, he’s having real trouble.”

    Arizona’s poverty rate has jumped to 19.6 percent, the second-highest in the nation after Mississippi. The Association of Arizona Food Banks says demand has nearly doubled in the last 18 months.

    Elliott D. Pollack, one of Arizona’s foremost economic forecasters, said: “You had an implosion of every sector needed to survive. That’s not going to get better fast.”

    To wander exurban Pinal County, which is where Florence is located, is to find that the unemployment rate tells just half the story. Everywhere, subdivisions sit in the desert, some half-built and some dreamy wisps, like the emerald green putting green sitting amid acres of scrub and cacti. Signs offer discounts, distress sales and rent with the first and second month free.

    Discounts do not help if your income is cut in half. Construction workers speak of stringing together 20-hour weeks with odd jobs, and a 45-year-old woman who was a real estate agent talks of her job making minimum wage bathing elderly patients. Many live close to the poverty line, without the conveniences they once took for granted. Pinal’s unemployment rate, like that of Arizona, stands at 9.7 percent, but state officials say that the real rate rises closer to 20 percent when part-timers and those who have stopped looking for work are added in.

    At an elementary school near Ms. Wheaton’s home, an expansion of the school’s water supply was under way until thieves sneaked in at night and tore the copper pipes out of the ground to sell for scrap.

    Five miles southwest, in Coolidge, a desert town within view of the distant Superstition Mountains, demand has tripled at Tom Hunt’s food pantry. Some days he runs out.

    Henry Alejandrez, 60, is a roofer who migrated from Texas looking for work. “It’s gotten real bad,” he says. “I’m a citizen, and you’re lucky if you get minimum wage.”

    Mary Sepeda, his sister, nods. She used to drive two hours to clean newly constructed homes before they were sold. That job evaporated with the housing market. (Arizona issued 62,500 housing permits several years ago; it gave out 8,400 last year.)

    “It’s getting crazy,” she says, holding up a white plastic bag of pantry food. “How does this end?”

    You put that question to Mr. Pollack, the forecaster. “We won’t recover until we absorb 80,000 empty houses and office buildings and people can borrow again,” he says.

    When will that be?

    “I’m forecasting recovery by 2013 to 2015,” he says.

  3. Foxwood says:

    Nov. 2nd can’t come soon enough. Just because it looks bad for the Dems, make sure you get out and vote. The Dems would love for you to think it’s in the bag, so you stay home.

  4. VotingFemale says:

    Looks from here, guys, that the economy is only going to get worse.

    Let inflation kick in and all hell will break loose.

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  6. tellitlikeitis says:

    Bachmann Rakes in $5.4 million in 3rd Quarter

    ABC News’ John R. Parkinson reports:

    Tea Party-backed Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, raised an extraordinary $5.4 million in the third quarter, possibly smashing a congressional fundraising record for a three-month period while pushing her total fundraising haul for this election cycle to almost $10 million.

    Although Federal Election Commission financial disclosure reports are not due until October 15, Bachmann press secretary Sergio Gor confirmed to ABC News late Tuesday evening that Bachmann raked in the incredible loot in the months of July, August and September. Gor said he expected Bachmann to report that she has about $3.4 million cash-on-hand in her campaign war chest.

    “I am so grateful to the more than 80,000 people who have contributed to my campaign this quarter,” Bachmann said in a statement Wednesday. “Their support is truly overwhelming and I am blessed to have their support in my campaign to represent Minnesota.”

    More than 100,000 contributions were in amounts of $100 or less, giving Bachmann an average contribution of less than $50, according to Gor.

    Bachmann’s challenger Tarryl Clark, a state senator from St. Cloud, has also enjoyed great success fundraising for the sixth district seat in what is likely the most expensive match-up among House races nationwide. Clark’s efforts have been bolstered by campaign events with Vice President Joe Biden and former president Bill Clinton. Another event with President Obama is planned before the November 2 midterm congressional election.

    Bachmann, a two-term lawmaker from Stillwater, has worked to expose Clark’s prominent campaign surrogates in order to motivate her own supporters into donating towards the Bachmann campaign.

    As of July 21, Bachmann had raised a total of $4.5 million and spent $2.1 million in the 2009-2010 election cycle. Clark has not reported her third quarter fundraising totals, but had raised about $2.4 million through July 21, with about $800,000 left in the bank.

  7. tellitlikeitis says:

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  10. tellitlikeitis says:

    Sharron Angle raised $14 million in 3rd quarter

    Former Nevada state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (R) raised an eye-popping $14 million between July 1 and Sept. 30 for her challenge to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), a stunning number that far eclipses the cash-collection totals of other prominent candidates seeking Senate seats next month.

    “Sharron Angle produced one of the most successful single quarters of fundraising in the nation’s history for a U.S. Senate campaign,” said Angle communications director Jarrod Agen. “This is a testament to the hatred of Harry Reid, the nation’s disapproval of President Obama, and the unprecedented grassroots support for Sharron Angle.”

    Ninety four percent of the money raised in the third quarter by Angle came in the form of donation of $100 or less. Ninety six percent of the contributions were $200 or less.

    Agen did not provide figures for how much money Angle had left in the bank at the end of September and it’s likely to be well less than the $14 million she raised since she relies heavily on a costly and aggressive direct mail fundraising operation.

    “Sharron Angle’s fundraising number is meaningless without disclosing how much they spent to raise it,” said Reid spokesman Kelly Steele.

    Reid has yet to release his third quarter fundraising totals but as of mid-summer he had collected just short of $14 million so far in 2010. For the election cycle to date, Reid has raised $18 million.

    Angle’s fundraising over the last three months represent an exponential gain over what she collected during her underdog primary bid in which she was heavily outspent by two Republican opponents but managed to win the race thanks to strong support from the tea party movement.

    Between April 1 and June 30, which included three weeks of fundraising in the wake of her June 8 primary victory, Angle brought in $4.75 million.

    Angle’s total dwarfs other impressive fundraising hauls by GOP Senate candidates in the third quarter including former Florida state House Speaker Marco Rubio ($5 million raised) and former Washington state Sen. Dino Rossi ($4.5 million).

    The Nevada Republican’s showing is only bested in modern memory by the $14.2 million Scott Brown raised in January 2010 in advance of his Massachusetts Senate special election victory.

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  12. tellitlikeitis says:

    Rove-backed group raised $13M since attacks from Obama
    By Michael O’Brien – 10/13/10 10:02 AM ET

    The GOP-aligned American Crossroads said Wednesday it has raised over $13 million since coming under attack from President Obama.

    The group and its campaign affiliate, Crossroads GPS, said it had easily surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $50 million to spend on behalf of Republicans, and has increased its target to $65 million, according to spokesman Jonathan Collegio.

    The boffo numbers come after a week in which Obama led Democrats in attacks on the group, which is affiliated with GOP strategists Ed Gillespie and Karl Rove. Both are veterans of President George W. Bush’s White House.

    Obama accused American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of possibly receiving money from foreign donors and corporations to fund their electoral activities, a charge the groups deny.

    The administration has shown no sign of relenting in their attacks toward the groups, which could have a major impact in the final weeks before Nov. 2, when voters head to the polls in crucial midterm elections.

    Collegio said the attacks had only driven interest in the group’s activities, and that the increased fundraising would allow Crossroads to spend an additional $10 million in House races, and $5 million more in Senate races.

    The Chamber, also in light of Democratic attacks, vowed only to “ramp up” its political activities in the closing weeks of the campaign.

    The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday detailed how Crossroads, combined with other allied groups, would be able to spend $50 million on ads in the closing weeks of the campaign to deliver the House to Republicans.

    “It’s no wonder Republicans in Congress moved hell and high water to thwart disclosure requirements,” said Democratic National Committee (DNC) communications director Brad Woodhouse in response to the WSJ report, referencing the GOP’s efforts to block the Disclose Act in the Senate.

  13. Foxwood says:

    GOP foe raps Rep. Frank’s Virgin Islands jet trip
    By Andrew Miga
    October 13, 2010

    WASHINGTON—Rep. Barney Frank’s Republican opponent says the Massachusetts congressman’s private jet ride to the U.S. Virgin Islands, courtesy of a hedge fund manager, shows Frank is too cozy with the financial interests he oversees.

    Frank, a 15-term Democrat, faces a stronger-than-expected re-election fight against GOP challenger Sean Bielat, who is targeting Frank’s role in dealing with the financial crisis.

    Frank, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, shepherded through the House the Wall Street bailout and one of the most far-reaching financial regulatory reform laws in the nation’s history.

    Read more:
    http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/10/13/gop_foe_raps_rep_franks_virgin_islands_jet_trip/

  14. Foxwood says:

    Tellit, It looks like the money is pulling out of the Dem Party. I think they are in a panic. This will be a landslide if everybody continues to go out and vote Nov. 2nd.

  15. tellitlikeitis says:

    Foxwood, The republicans need a veto proof majority in the house and senate in order to turn back the socialism clock and repeal this nonsense that was past the last 2 years. I am praying for a republican blowout and not just a landslide.

  16. Foxwood says:

    If they only get a majority, then they have to defund everything until the next Presidential election.

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  19. Orca says:

    The VFW has recended it’s endorsement of boxer
    as bad as it may end up for them dems, in my book it ain’t nearly bad enough
    to quote an old joke
    what do you have when the entire dem congress and all the Rinos are up to their neck in sand….
    not enough sand

  20. VotingFemale says:

    Hey Tellit,

    If you will add the link at the top or bottom of a news article. If I use an article I need the link to cite it… and I can only use excerpts at that.

    You guys are hot with the articles today. Lots of readers are checking them out.

  21. VotingFemale says:

    Orca,

    That is about time…

    I am concerned the VFW had been infiltrated by progressives.

    Orca says

    The VFW has recended it’s endorsement of boxer
    as bad as it may end up for them dems, in my book it ain’t nearly bad enough
    to quote an old joke
    what do you have when the entire dem congress and all the Rinos are up to their neck in sand….
    not enough sand

  22. VotingFemale says:

    check this out…

    Democrats Cyber Stealth Revealed: PPST, Rauhauser, E-Thugs
    It is more about the cyber stalker, Rauhauser, attacking conservatives.

    http://swiftread.blogspot.com/2010/10/democrat-cyber-stealth-revealed-neal.html

  23. VotingFemale says:

    After VFW asks PAC to rescind endorsements, PAC sticks by process

    Domenico Montanaro writes: *** UPDATE *** The VFW PAC is sticking by its endorsement process. Full press release below…

    It’s not everyday this happens.

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars has asked its political action committee to rescind its endorsements of incumbent Democrats Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Ron Klein (FL-22) because of outrage among its members for endorsing them.

    Here’s the VFW’s spokesman: “This election cycle, I don’t even think ‘divisive’ is a good word for it. It’s not strong enough,” Newberry said. “It stands to reason if that’s the climate in the country, it’s going to apply in this case.”

    AP:

    Endorsements from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee have so enraged many VFW members that
    its elected leaders have asked the PAC to immediately rescind all endorsements for next month’s election. The PAC operates separately from the veterans group and bases its endorsements on how lawmakers voted on issues of importance to veterans and members of the military.

    But hundreds of VFW members have been calling the national headquarters in recent days to complain, particularly about two races — both featuring Democratic incumbents.

    In one race, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California got the PAC’s endorsement over Republican Carly Fiorina. In the other, Rep. Ron Klein of Florida got the endorsement over Republican and Iraq war veteran Allen West.

    In calling on the PAC to rescind its endorsements, the VFW’s commander in chief, Richard L. Eubank, and two other officers said that the endorsement process “unintentionally provided favoritism to the incumbents.”

    “It is now evident it was unfairly skewed,” Eubank wrote in a letter published on the organization’s website.

    The VFW has about 1.2 million members, and the endorsement from its PAC is usually widely advertised by the candidates.

    Jerry Newberry, the VFW’s director of communications, said Wednesday that the group’s national headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., receives complaints about endorsements every election. However, this year’s outcry has been the strongest, said Newberry, because of the rising use of technology as well as growing partisanship.

    “This election cycle, I don’t even think ‘divisive’ is a good word for it. It’s not strong enough,” Newberry said. “It stands to reason if that’s the climate in the country, it’s going to apply in this case.”

    The PAC’s criteria for endorsements require senators to vote in favor of the VFW’s position on seven of nine measures that were approved in 2008 and 2009. Its criteria for House members require votes in favor of the VFW’s position on 10 of 13.

    VFW PAC sticks by its endorsement process, full release:

    VFW-PAC Stands By Endorsement Process

    WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13,2010 – The VFW-PAC was established in 1979 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) as a separate, nonpartisan organization charged with the single task of working in Congress to support candidates who have taken responsible positions on issues involving national defense and legislation pertaining to the nation’s veterans.

    An eleven member Board of Directors reviews and establishes the criteria used for the endorsement process each election cycle. This cycle the Board chose a methodology for endorsement that was used successfully in years past; grading an incumbent’s support by the position taken on critical issues of importance to the VFW. Therefore, thirteen roll call votes in the House of Representatives and nine votes in the Senate that aligned with VFW priority goals were selected to grade the support of incumbent members of Congress. The bar was set high, as a Senator must have voted in concert with the VFW position on 7 of 9 votes and a Representative 10 of 13 to receive the VFW-PAC endorsement. If a member of Congress failed to make the grade, the Board would consider a challenger for that Congressional seat. The Board would also consider candidates running for open seats. Both challengers and open seat candidates would have to state in writing their position on VFW priority goals.

    There are a few races out of 356 endorsed candidates in both the House and Senate, where emotions are running high, that are getting a lot of attention. In some cases there are veterans and even VFW members running against Congressional incumbents endorsed by the VFW-PAC. It would not only be unfair, but contrary to VFW-PAC By-Laws to disregard the incumbent’s record of support and endorse another candidate. The VFW-PAC will not abandon those in Congress that have supported issues of critical importance to our nation’s security and veterans.

    In the political endorsement arena, there will always be party loyalists and individuals that will not agree with the VFW-PAC decision. The Board respects their position and appreciates their activism in support of the candidate of their choice. The VFW-PAC endorsement is not designed to tell people how to vote; but to point out who has demonstrated support for veterans and America’s security.

    The VFW-PAC disagrees with those who claim the endorsement process is skewed, flawed, or unfair. Some incumbents will have an advantage over another candidate because they have a good voting record on the issues. They also have a disadvantage if their votes don’t support the VFW’s position. Holding lawmakers accountable and judging them by their actions on legislative issues is a fair and necessary standard. This Congress has been very good to veterans and incumbent endorsements reflect that support.

    The VFW-PAC stands by the endorsement process used during the 2010 election cycle.

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/10/13/5285020-after-vfw-asks-pac-to-rescind-endorsements-pac-sticks-by-process

  24. tellitlikeitis says:

    “Economic Treason” & the Confiscation of America

    How Marxist Unions & Democrats Plan to Steal America

    Posted by LaborUnionReport (Profile)

    Monday, October 11th at 6:00AM EDT

    YOU are the ONLY thing in the way of them fulfilling their agenda.

    Over the last year (and longer), we’ve written on the union push to nationalize America’s retirement system and how important the $165 billion union pension bailout bill is to union bosses and their lackeys in the Democratic Party. Moreover, for two years, we’ve written how America’s health care system will be socialized medicine within three to five years. We’ve also forewarned, before it was too late, how “Wall Street reform” opens the door for unions to re-order America’s companies into their own unionized image. We’ve shown how today’s union bosses are wholly lined up with global socialists and you saw the Marxist March on Washington last weekend. And, finally, we’ve told you how unions or their allies may already be stealing the November elections.

    Why has all of this been put before you? Very simply, to show you how unions and their minions in the Democratic party are stealing the nation out from under all of us. It is something that has been long in coming—indeed, it’s been a battle that has raged back and forth inside the union movement for well over a century. And, the vision that was Samuel Gompers’ vision of a free labor movement died when the socialists won. You see, upon realizing that, it became the reason some of us left the movement so many years ago—we saw the noose that we were helping to put around America’s neck and began to realize that the nation would eventually slide into a socialist state. So, we chose to fight it.

    Now, with the mid-term elections a mere three weeks away, unions and their Democratic dependents may be laying the ground work for the coup de gráce, to finish America’s quasi free-enterprise system. And, frankly, it is only through your massive, coordinated, and executed voter turnout that their plan to confiscate and redistribute—merely fancy words for steal—America’s wealth and create their Utopian socialist state may be averted. [It may already be too late, as the groundwork has been laid for quite some time.]

    Economic Treason
    Several weeks ago, in a manner befitting Josef Goebbels’ Principles of Propaganda, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka escalated the demonization of American businesses that are not creating jobs. Due to a risk aversion created by Washington and its an anti-business climate, Trumka has taken to calling businesses “corporate traitors“ and accusing them of “economic treason.” [Ironically, much of Corporate America’s risk aversion comes from very policies that union bosses like Trumka have pushed via the Obama Administration. As a result, after wasting trillions, if anyone is to blame for America’s unemployment woes it is Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the people pulling their strings—their union bosses.]

    Even though Trumka and his cronies have always used economic populism (and other means) to lash out at America’s corporations—Trumka even hypocritically challenged Sarah Palin for her choice of words recently—the escalation of Trumka’s rhetoric is especially provocative (and enlightening) when, just a few weeks later, he stated:

    We need to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job, but one we should start now [emphasis added].

    Last week, in furtherance of Trumka’s campaign to demonize business, the AFL-CIO’s Working America (the AFL-CIO’s quasi-equivalent of ACORN) launched an online tool called Job Tracker, which enables users to:

    Find out which companies in your area are exporting jobs, laying off workers, endangering workers’ health or involved in cases of violations of workers’ rights. The database contains information on more than 400,000 companies nationwide.

    http://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2010/10/11/%E2%80%9Ceconomic-treason%E2%80%9D-the-confiscation-of-america/

  25. Foxwood says:

    Dupes and Traitors… RINOs are losers. Their friends pretend to be Conservative but in reality are Commies, Lefties and Progressives. They’ve been duped, and think they are making great strides, when no one really pays attention to what they do. They are whale sh!t in the history of the world.

    Dupes — and Traitors
    By Herbert E. Meyer

    Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century by Paul Kengor, ISI Books, 2010

    One of the last mysteries of the Cold War is why so many seemingly intelligent Americans believed to the bitter end that the Soviet Union — history’s most vicious dictatorship and an economic basket case — was paradise on Earth.

    Well, now we know. In his new book Dupes, Paul Kengor provides a stunning, detailed exposé of how the Kremlin set out to manipulate those among us whom Lenin famously described as “useful idiots” — Americans who could be made to fall hook, line, and sinker for Soviet propaganda and who then used their influence to swing public opinion behind the Soviet Union’s policies.

    Read more:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/dupes_and_traitors.html

  26. VotingFemale says:

    RINOs and their Professional GOP Political friends are as much a problem as the leftists they pal with.

    This is why both the GOP and the DEM party are in the poop with Americans…

    I was not happy with either Bush Sr or Bush Jr because of their RINO bent… even if they were brainwashed into thinking it was beneficial “bi-partisanship.”

    The country is starting a sorting out process… to filter out the ones that damage us from the ones that will serve our true best interests by listening to us and acting accordingly.,

    Bush Jr blew it on border security… and gave ammunition to the left to beat folks with their own bible, imo.

    How is it that Christianity is viewed by the left as a demon cult and Islam as the heros.

    I read today that a higher percentage of dems support Coons than percentage of Repubs that support McDonnell.

    This world is upside down.

  27. VotingFemale says:

    Something I reall admire about Sarah Palin… she is not bowing down to the Leftist propaganda war trying to force her to submit to their subversive power of the lamestream media.

    In fact it makes her stronger.

    I think that Sarah has the power to break the LSM.

  28. Bob Mack says:

    “I am concerned the VFW had been infiltrated by progressives.”

    The only reason anybody from my generation ever joined the VFW was ’cause during the old Blue Law days, it was the only place that had a bar open on Sundays.

  29. Orca says:

    Obummer says that the GOP will have to work with what he wants.
    Can you say impeachment Mr Obama , you might want to talk to Clinton about your thought that they will have to come to the dark side Lord Vader
    I would love for him, biden, and holder to have ajoining cells in joliet that way he can be near where this all started

  30. Kini says:

    If Barney Frank and Barbara Boxer ran the country…

    I shudder to think that possibility, but maybe the sleeping Giant is Waking

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

  31. VotingFemale says:

    Hi Kini, Orca, Bob Mack,

    I sense things are moving closer to a head. The slanderous attacks on such entities as the US Chanber of Commerce, and Target, Inc. has a solution.

    How about a $1 billion dollar libel lawsuit? I sense it is a solution that needs to run through the court system. What the Socialists employ is extortion such as was and is practiced by organized crime.

    These people are determined to take the country by any means possible… thing is that avenue is a dead end. Why? They do not have the sympathy or support of the majority of people. They instead marginalize themselves even more in our eyes.

    Common thugs. Don’t yield to angry retaliation… it is what they hope for.
    They are on the wrong side of the law and that is their doom.

    We the People are in charge… not them. And we are a nation of laws for a very good reason.

  32. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Everyone!

  33. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  34. Foxwood says:

    Good morning VF.

    Over slept. The other night messed up my schedule.

  35. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Dear!

    I hear ya, happens to me too.

    I am back on schedule finally.

  36. VotingFemale says:

    where did you go, Fox? fall back asleep?

  37. Foxwood says:

    Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern Says, ‘I Think the Constitution Is Wrong’
    Posted on | October 13, 2010

    BOSTON — Tonight in a debate at Shrewsbury High School, Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern shocked the audience when he declared, “I think the Constitution is wrong” (0:32):

    Read more:
    http://theothermccain.com/2010/10/13/massachusetts-democrat-jim-mcgovern-says-i-think-the-constitution-is-wrong/

  38. Foxwood says:

    China stakes claim to S. Texas oil, gas
    By Monica Hatcher – Houston Chronicle
    Web Posted: 10/12/2010 12:48 AM CDT

    HOUSTON — State-owned Chinese energy giant CNOOC is buying a multibillion-dollar stake in 600,000 acres of South Texas oil and gas fields, potentially testing the political waters for further expansion into U.S. energy reserves.

    With the announcement Monday that it would pay up to $2.2 billion for a one-third stake in Chesapeake Energy assets, CNOOC lays claim to a share of properties that eventually could produce up to half a million barrels a day of oil equivalent.

    It also might pick up some American know-how about tapping the hard-to-get deposits trapped in dense shale rock formations, analysts said.

    Read more:
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/local/China_stakes_claim_to_S_Texas_oil_gas_104753969.html

  39. VotingFemale says:

    Why, Fox, do you think the Socialists are so utterly totally frightened by Corporate Free Speech?

  40. VotingFemale says:

    I saw that China/Texas proposed oil deal yesterday… and it was mentioned they tried it before and got the deal shut down.

    Let’s see what happens with this one.

    It is an economic and national security attack on the US, in my view.

  41. Foxwood says:

    Money counts as speech, and Corporations can speak loudly.

  42. Foxwood says:

    That is another reason to nationalize companies.

  43. VotingFemale says:

    I agree, money is a major issue. The message is the problem for the Socialists.
    They want to silence powerful opposing voices.

    And of course they want to nationalize all corporations.

  44. VotingFemale says:

    Eric Holder, FBI sued for 2nd amendment abuse of power http://bit.ly/bWsQtk

  45. Foxwood says:

    Did you see the video above?

    I’m thinking most Dem believe this today.

  46. VotingFemale says:

    I watched the video, Fox.

    It makes clear, the views of the socialist/communist enemies of this country.

  47. VotingFemale says:

    I have been patiently waiting for this… the gloves are coming off with regards to Michelle Obama. Not over the top but a determined push back on Michelle who just went political.

    Welcome to the Party, PAL!

    http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Michelle_Obama_Comes_To_Colorado_104934114.html

    First lady Michelle Obama continues her national campaign swing Thursday with a stop in suburban Denver for Sen. Michael Bennet.

    The first lady is expected to tell voters at a fundraising luncheon that it would be a mistake to return Republicans to power last month.

    “Mrs. O” has been a powerful fundraiser for the Democrats as she returns to the campaign trail. She stopped in Milwaukee Wednesday for Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, and her speech raised at least $250,000 for his campaign.

  48. Foxwood says:

    Silver started this morning at $24.90 an oz. It’s at $24.45 now.

  49. Foxwood says:

    Gold is at $1375.00.

  50. Foxwood says:

    Dollar pummeled after Singapore widens FX band
    By Neal Armstrong Neal Armstrong – Thu Oct 14, 6:28 am ET

    LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar index hit the year’s low on Thursday while the Australian dollar flirted with parity after Singapore widened its currency’s trading band, piling more pressure on to the struggling greenback.

    The Australian dollar, which boasts the highest yield among major currencies, soared to a 28-year peak at $0.9994 as investors continued to dump the U.S. dollar on expectations the Federal Reserve will again start printing money next month.

    Read more:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101014/bs_nm/us_markets_forex

  51. VotingFemale says:

    this gold, silver. USD activity is a signal of fears of inflation, Fox, imo.

  52. VotingFemale says:

    had to install and start Spybot S&D

    pop-ups were getting to be a pain

  53. Foxwood says:

    Thought you has Spybot on. It’s a good windows program. I used to use it all the time.

  54. Foxwood says:

    Tyranny of the unelected
    Congress needs to get a handle on costly rules
    By Wayne Crews

    The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

    – Tacitus, A.D. 56-120

    Congress passed and the president signed 125 bills into law in 2009. Your tireless federal regulatory agencies were even busier: They issued 3,503 rules and regulations.

    Regulations considered in recent years have included energy-efficiency standards for clothes washers and pool heaters, SUV emission rules and the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s designs to regulate escalators (safer than unregulated stair steps, by the way) as a “consumer product.”

    Read more:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/oct/11/tyranny-of-the-unelected/

  55. Bob Mack says:

    Good morning all. Speaking of regulators, I just saw this:

    “Under a law passed by the City Council today, new toilets will have to be high water efficient or “dual-flush,” which allow users to choose between a high pressure flush for solid waste, and a low-pressure flush for liquid.”
    http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/10/dual_flush_toilets_among_conse.html

    Down with the Statists.

  56. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Afternoon everyone!!!

    Good Stuff!!!

  57. tellitlikeitis says:

  58. tellitlikeitis says:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/10/13/delaware.senate.debate/index.html

    O’Donnell, Coons stage feisty debate in Delaware

    Newark, Delaware (CNN) — A feisty Christine O’Donnell attacked her Democratic opponent but also stumbled in Wednesday’s debate with Chris Coons in their election battle for Delaware’s U.S. Senate seat held for nearly four decades by Vice President Joe Biden.

    The highly anticipated showdown between two candidates considered surprise contenders featured O’Donnell displaying her conservative credentials that gained Tea Party backing while Coons, put on the defensive at times, generally backed Democratic policies favored by President Barack Obama.

    O’Donnell’s primary victory over a veteran mainstream Republican candidate last month shook up the GOP establishment, with party strategist Karl Rove even questioning her qualifications. Now trailing badly according to the latest polls, she appeared nervous at the start but quickly went on the attack, accusing Coons of raising taxes and offering a “rubber stamp” to Obama administration policies if elected.

    “My opponent wants to go to Washington and rubber-stamp the spending bills” that she said are hurting the nation and Delaware. Later, O’Donnell said, a vote for Coons would cost the average Delawarean $10,000 “instantly” in tax hikes and energy reform costs.

    At other times, her attacks were less precise and drew scorn from Coons, such as when she said the influence of a Marxist college professor on Coons’ political beliefs should “send chills up the spine of every Delaware voter.”
    Video: O’Donnell falters on question
    Video: O’Donnell: My faith has matured
    Video: O’Donnell: I paid my own bills
    Video: Delaware voters weigh in on debate
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    * Christine O’Donnell
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    “If it were accurate, if it were true, I’d agree,” Coons responded. “It’s not accurate and it’s not true.”

    He emphasized his experience as New Castle County executive but also attacked O’Donnell, calling some of her positions extreme and accusing her of lying about his record in campaign messaging.

    “Most of them are untrue,” Coons said of claims about him on her campaign website. “Some of them are just flat-out lies, some of them are mischaracterizations, some of them are just factually untrue.”

    Both candidates framed the election as a clear choice for voters, and their stance on issues showed that.

    CNN iReport: Tell us how you think the candidates did

    Coons said he supports abortion rights and embryonic stem cell research while opposing the ban on openly gay and lesbian soldiers from military service, and he backed most Obama administration policies, with a few refinements. For example, he said Bush-era tax cuts should be extended to the vast majority of the county but questioned Obama’s plan to limit the extension to those families making up to $250,000 a year. He also said the health care reform law needed some adjustments.

    O’Donnell backed Republican positions such as calling for tax cuts and spending cuts to balance the budget, and she repeatedly said tough social issues such as abortion rights and teaching creation theory in public schools should be state or local issues instead of federal decisions. When pressed on a comment from more than decade ago when she questioned evolution theory, she responded: “What I believe is irrelevant. What I will support in Washington, D.C., is the ability of the local school system to decide what is taught in their classrooms.”

    In one testy exchange, O’Donnell referred to Obama administration policies creating what she called “a culture of dependency” by expanding the number of people getting food stamps. Coons immediately tried to portray her as insensitive saying: “To simply denounce people as being dependent because they’re applying for and receiving food stamps in the worst recession in modern times is frankly slandering people who are in incredibly difficult times.”

    O’Donnell interrupted, saying, “That’s not fair. That’s not fair of you to say that because that’s not at all what I’m doing,” and then counter-attacking by declaring: “I’m not the person who would cut the tax benefits of disabled and low-income citizens as you did as county executive.”

    The most serious problem for either candidate came when O’Donnell was asked to cite any specific recent Supreme Court rulings that she opposed.

    “Oh gosh, give me a specific one,” she said, and when told the question required her come up with cases, O’Donnell responded, “I’m sorry,” and promised to put the information up later on her website.

    Coons quickly referred to the Citizens United ruling in January in which the court lifted some limits on corporate contributions to campaign spending.

    The debate produced a few humorous moments, such as when Coons said O’Donnell’s well-publicized statements from a decade earlier that she dabbled in witchcraft and questioned evolution theory were distractions instead of a substantive campaign issue.

    “You’re just jealous that you weren’t on ‘Saturday Night Live’,” O’Donnell said, referring to the comedy show’s satirical skit about her.

    “I’m dying to see who’s going to play me,” Coons responded with a smile.

    O’Donnell scored a major upset last month when she defeated Rep. Mike Castle to win Delaware’s GOP Senate nomination. She had support from the Tea Party Express, a major endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as well as the strong anti-establishment and anti-incumbent feelings among voters this year in topping Castle, a moderate Republican who served nine terms in the House and eight years as governor before that.

    However, her victory made a race considered relatively safe for Republicans based on the expected nomination of the popular Castle into one in which the little-known Coons suddenly became the favorite, due to O’Donnell’s inexperience and questions about her past.

    Since O’Donnell’s primary victory, she has had to deal with controversial and colorful comments she made about a decade ago when she was a spokeswoman for conservative causes.

    Her first campaign commercial began with O’Donnell declaring, “I am not a witch” in response to her statement years ago on the program “Politically Incorrect” that she “dabbled in witchcraft.”

    She acknowledged in an interview with CNN that the resurfaced clips have forced her to reinvent herself in the final weeks of the campaign.

    “I haven’t been embarrassed. And I’m not saying that I’m proud,” O’Donnell told CNN’s Jim Acosta last week. “I’ve matured in my faith. I’ve matured in my policies. Today you have a forty-something woman running for office, not a 20-year-old. So that’s a big difference.”

    The debate at the University of Delaware in Newark was co-moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and by longtime Delaware news anchor Nancy Karibjanian of Delaware First Media.

    Results of a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Wednesday showed Coons with a 19-point lead over O’Donnell. However, O’Donnell enjoys a lead in campaign cash, which is one reason both President Barack Obama and Biden are coming to Delaware on Friday to help Coons raise money.

    O’Donnell, 41, ran unsuccessfully for Senate twice before, in 2006 and 2008. Since winning the primary, she’s had to deal with controversies involving unpaid income taxes and allegations of misusing campaign donations, as well as attacks from Democrats and some Republicans, including Rove, on her qualifications.

    Coons, the 47-year-old executive of New Castle County, the state’s most populous county, faced no serious opposition in the Democratic primary.

    While he is running his first statewide campaign, Coons is neither a political novice nor a party outsider. In 1988, Coons served as a policy researcher for the failed Senate campaign of then-Lt. Gov. S.B. Woo.

    He went on to earn a degree from Yale Law School, as well as a master’s in ethics from Yale Divinity School.

    The winner in November will fill out the remaining four years of Biden’s final term in the Senate. Biden stepped down from his seat after his election in November 2008 as vice president.

    Former Biden aide Ted Kaufman was named as an interim replacement, and did not seek a full term.

  59. tellitlikeitis says:

    Great Video!!! Great topic: Paychecks or Food Stamps. Sounds like a good topic for a new blog. hint! hint! lol!

  60. tellitlikeitis says:

  61. tellitlikeitis says:

    Shovel ready jobs in a different country.

  62. tellitlikeitis says:

    The only thing Obama knows about shovels is having an aid follow him around constantly to shovel up his bullsh*t. What an idiot and a LIAR!

  63. tellitlikeitis says:

  64. tellitlikeitis says:

    THE OBAMA ECONOMY.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/39666662

    Jobless Claims, Inflation, Trade Deficit Each Surge Higher
    Published: Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 9:50 AM ET

    New U.S. claims for jobless benefits rose last week, hardening the view the central bank will pump more money into the economy, and keeping pressure on Democrats poised to lose congressional seats in Nov. 2 polls.

    Out of work man

    At the same time, record-high imports from China helped push the U.S. trade deficit wider in August, while rising food and energy prices pushed inflation at the wholesale level up twice as fast as expected last month.

    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose to a higher-than-expected 462,000 in the latest week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

    Economists polled by Reuters had expected initial claims at 445,000 in the latest week.

    “These numbers don’t fall out of the range of expectations, so they don’t move the needle too much,” said Jason Pride, director of investment strategy at Glenmede Investment and Wealth Management in Philadelphia.

    The number of unemployed workers continuing to collect insurance benefits fell 112,000 to 4.399 million in the week ended Oct. 2, the lowest level since November 2008.

    In a separate report, the Labor Department said U.S. producer prices rose 0.4 percent in September and the core index, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.1 percent in the month.

    The U.S. trade deficit for August jumped 8.8 percent to a larger-than-expected $46.4 billion, pushed by record imports from China that helped the U.S. deficit with Beijing set a new record of $28.0 billion, the Commerce Department said.

    American voters unhappy at high unemployment are set to oust President Barack Obama’s Democrats from control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Nov. 2 elections, a Reuters-Ipsos poll projected Wednesday.

    The U.S. growth outlook has darkened significantly and the Federal Reserve is unanimously expected to embark on a fresh round of asset purchases to prop up the economy, a separate Reuters poll showed

  65. tellitlikeitis says:

    Regence Blue Shield customers notified of skyrocketing rates

    http://www.nwcn.com/news/States-largest-insurer-warns-of-rising-rates-104821569.html

  66. tellitlikeitis says:

    http://www.citytowninfo.com/career-and-education-news/articles/many-college-graduates-moving-back-home-09102201

    College graduates facing the worst job market in years are being forced to move back home with their parents.

    “I expected to have an excellent job in a field that I was passionate about, in a top corporate architecture firm in New York City,” said Lisa Li, 22, a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York City, who was interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle. Li is now sharing a bedroom with her younger sister at her family’s house in San Francisco and helping her parents manage their rental properties.

    “I feel like a failure,” she told the Chronicle. “From this experience, I learned to plan ahead and not to take what you see at face value.”

    A recent survey conducted by CollegeGrad.com, a Web site which posts entry level jobs, indicates that Li is not alone. Among 2009 U.S. college graduates, 80 percent moved back home with their parents after graduation, up from 67 percent in 2006.

    “Many factors are responsible for the trend of recent graduates moving back in with their parents,” said Adeola Ogunwole, director of marketing and public relations at CollegeGrad.com, in a press release. “The economy is tough right now. Every year, living independently becomes more expensive and entry level jobs become more competitive.”

    The poll indicated that nearly 70 percent of recent graduates did not have jobs lined up when they graduated, supporting recent statistics saying that the unemployment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds now stands at 9.3 percent and is likely to get worse.

    “The class of 2010 will not just be competing with itself,” noted Kathy Sims, who heads the career center at UCLA and was interviewed by CBS News. “It’ll be competing with the some of the class of 2008 and many of the class of 2009.”

    Graduates are also often faced with enormous student debt after completing college, which is also a reason that many choose to head home instead of spending money on housing and food.

    Mike Kurn and Marion Presser Kurn of New Jersey, who were expecting an empty nest at their point in their lives, instead are housing their children Jodi, 21; Matt, 25; and Cheryl, 28. They told CBS News that Cheryl moved in after not being able to make ends meet with her part-time job, Matt came home because he is rethinking his career, and Jodi is still looking for a job. All three now work at Mike’s gym.

    “There’s no point in kicking them out,” said Marion, 54. “Where would they go?”

    Yet the Chronicle notes that ironically, moving home has proven to be an educational experience for some graduates.

    “I’ve gotten to see my parents in a different light,” said Natalie Quave, 24, a recent graduate who now works two part-time jobs while living at home in California. “I grew up thinking that they were very strict and practical. But in living with them now, I realize how open-minded they are, and pretty adventurous. My relationship with them improved.”

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