After two years of Obama… Here are the changes! (as of March 31st)
|January 2009||TODAY||% chg||Source|
|Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.||$1.83||$3.104||69.6%||1|
|Crude Oil, European Brent (barrel)||$43.48||$99.02||127.7%||2|
|Crude Oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)||$38.74||$91.38||135.9%||2|
|Gold: London (per troy oz.)||$853.25||$1,369.50||60.5%||2|
|Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL||$3.56||$6.33||78.1%||2|
|Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL||$9.66||$13.75||42.3%||2|
|Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob||$13.37||$35.39||164.7%||2|
|Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall||7.6%||9.4%||23.7%||3|
|Unemployment rate, blacks||12.6%||15.8%||25.4%||3|
|Number of unemployed||11,616,000||14,485,000||24.7%||3|
|Number of Federal Employees, excluding Military||2,779,000||2,840,000||2.2%||3|
|Real median household income (2008 v 2009)||$50,112||$49,777||-0.7%||4|
|Number of food stamp recipients||31,983,716||43,200,878||35.1%||5|
|Number of unemployment benefit recipients||7,526,598||9,193,838||22.2%||6|
|Number of long-term unemployed||2,600,000||6,400,000||146.2%||3|
|Poverty rate, individuals (2008 v 2009)||13.2%||14.3%||8.3%||4|
|People in poverty in U.S. (2008 v 2009)||39,800,000||43,600,000||9.5%||4|
|U.S. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings||5||9||n/a||10|
|Present Situation Index||29.9||23.5||-21.4%||11|
|Failed Banks (2010 + 2011 to date)||140||164||17.1%||12|
|U.S. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate||89.76||82.03||-8.6%||2|
|U.S. Money Supply, M1, in Billions||1,575.1||1,865.7||18.4%||13|
|U.S. Money Supply, M2, in Billions||8,310.9||8,852.3||6.5%||13|
|National Debt, in Trillions||$10..627||$14..052||32.2%||14|
Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation’s history.. Over 27 times as fast. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane. 27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH!
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury
Janet Napolitano Caught Lying To American People Regarding Safety Of Scanners
Parents of 6-Year-Old Girl Pat Down at Airport Want Procedures Changed
The family of the 6-year-old girl who received a pat down at airport security in New Orleans said today there needs to be a different screening process for children.
“We struggle to teach our kids to protect themselves, to say ‘no, it’s not ok to touch me in this way in this area,” the girl’s mother, Selena Drexel, said. “Yet here we are saying it’s ok for these people.” If we don’t find other ways we’re making them more vulnerable, she said.
Drexel and her husband, Dr. Todd Drexel, of Bowling Green, Ky., appeared this morning in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America.”
A video of the couple’s daughter going through the screening went viral on the Internet, getting thousands of views on sites like YouTube. It shows a TSA agent rubbing the young girl’s inner thighs and running her fingers inside the top of the girl’s blue jeans.
The Drexels said they stood powerless, watching as their daughter was patted down.
“I did ask for alternatives, I asked for her to be rescanned,” Selena Drexel said. “They just refused and said they were going to do what they were going to do.”
THESE REALLY WORK!! I checked them out on Snopes and Truth orFiction. They’re for real!
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DAILY THOUGHT: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES – NOT REALLY GOOD FORANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THESTAIRS.
Charley Reese’s final column for the Orlando Sentinel…He has been a journalist for 49 years. He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN.
Be sure to read the TAX LIST at the end.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or anti-democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but a good read.
WORTH THE TIME. Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000 People
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. only The President can propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you. This might be funny if it weren’t so true. Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid…
Put these words
Upon his tomb,
Taxes drove me
to my doom…’
When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’
thanks Michele for sharing
A CAIR Member Gets Owned By Rep. Allen West
The Republican freshman are already making a mark. The 2011 Republican Congress has already cut more spending from the national budget than any Congress since World War II.
Several of the GOP freshmen took part in a discussion panel last night on the Sean Hannity Show. Rep. Jaimie Herrera Beutler (R-WA) reminded Sean of the historic budget cuts by this Congress after only 4 months as the majority.
What other conclusion can you come yo when you read a story like this out of Chicago where parents are FORBIDDEN to pack lunches for their kids……..under the guise of “better nutrition?”
Who would have ever thought that the youth would revolt over bringing their own lunches to school? But while young communists march against austerity in Britain, young people at one Chicago school are fighting their administrators for the opportunity to pack their own meals. All because the school wants to promote healthy choices. “Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?” the Chicago Tribune recently observed seventh-grader Fernando Dominguez shouting to his lunch mates in Spanish and English at Little Village Academy. It‘s a public school on Chicago’s West Side. As numerous hands reached for the ceiling, Dominguez led a chant:
“We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch!”At the school, students are only allowed to bring their own lunch if they have a medical excuse. Why? You guessed it: the school wants to protect children from food that’s unhealthy. “Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school, ”Principal Elsa Carmona told the Tribune. “It’s about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It’s milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception.
How To Take A 100% Tax Write-Off For A New Porsche, BMW or Cadillac
Then read this.
I have no problems with businesses allowed to write off expenses but this is a loophole that needs to be closed simply because of its “exclusivity.
”It also explains why we have all been seeing so many fancy SUVs with business logos on their sides.
Think you paid too much tax in 2010? Looking for a big break for 2011?
Thanks to the temporary tax cut deal President Barack Obama struck last December, you can write off the full cost of purchasing a new luxury SUV—provided it’s used 100% for business and its gross vehicle weight is more than 6,000 pounds. Qualifying 2011 models include the Porsche Cayenne Turbo (MSRP: $106,000) , the BMW X6 M (MSRP: $89,200) and the Ford Lincoln Navigator (MSRP: $62,635).
Current Age: 90
Truth……….from a man the media has never been able to throw dirt on…..amazing! He has certainly hit the “world” on the head!
Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation
THIS MAN SURE HAS A GOOD VIEW OF WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY!
‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We haveexploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!’
Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, ‘The Rest of the Story,’ and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called ‘One nation under God!’
Elkton, Md. police say a man became stuck to a department store toilet seat after someone spread glue on it. It happened at the Wal-Mart in Elkton. Officials refused to say how long the man was stuck before he was able to get help.Police say emergency workers removed the seat from the toilet and took the man out with seat still attached to him. The seat was removed at the emergency room at Union Hospital.Police say the incident is a second-degree assault case that may have been a random prank.
by Robert A. Hall
Robert A. Hall is the actor who plays the coroner on CSI if you watch that show.
He also is a Marine Vietnam War veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.
This should be required reading for every man, woman and child in the United States of America .
I’m 63. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked hard since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.
I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.
I’m tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.” Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help. But if they bought Mc Mansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.
I’m tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood Entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe, the freedom of the press of China the crime and violence of Mexico, the tolerance for Christian people of Iran, and the freedom of speech of Venezuela .
I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’s law tells them to
Isn’t it amazing that, within only one week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade, the press found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair during the last few years? And, they even uncovered photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc.! Furthermore, they not only know the cause of the family fight, but they even know it was a wedge from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade. Not only that, they know which wedge! And, each & every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates on Tiger’s sex rehab stay, his wife’s plans for divorce, as well as the dates & tournaments in which he will play.
Now, Barack Hussein Obama has been in office for two years, yet this very same press:
· Cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors;
· Or find any of Obama’s high school or college classmates;
· Or locate any of his college papers or grades;
· Or determine how or if he paid for both a Columbia & a Harvard education;
· Or discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980’s;
· Or even find Michelle Obama’s Princeton thesis on racism.
They just can’t seem to uncover any of this.
Yet, the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth!
Everyone in their right minds (Conservatives ) call it, ‘management of the public purse strings’…and being a retired UNION electrician I think I can explain with some sort of expertize on this matter and to be truthful it’s really very simple to explain….Did I mention NO one in our union was TENURED? We did our job each and every day because if we didn’t there were a few hundred other electricians in the union hall and our employer would think nothing of it to fire us and have another guy on the job site the very next day. The only ‘job security’ was how well you performed each day on the job and ONLY the good workers moved on…In the 29 years of my employment I was never sent home or fired. If you were good at what you did you worked, if not you didn’t it was that simple….
Each and everyone of us as taxpayers, are basically the ’employers’, the bosses and NOT the other way around! These lazy, featherbedding, public sector union deadbeats who really never worked a day in their life are continually demanding outrageous compensation /health care and pensions and are NOW rightfully being challenged by stand-up Conservative politicians… and if it were up to me I would FIRE each and everyone of them for what they have been doing for YEARS to each and every taxpayer that pays their salaries…
When there is a shortfall in tax revenues, public employees MUST face the same realities of layoffs, termination, pay freezes and benefit adjustments, just as myself, and all other unions, and especially their private sector brethren experience when business revenues are inadequate to operate ‘business as usual’.
Illegal immigrants are boycotting Arizona by the thousands by moving elsewhere, showing their outrage with Arizona’s controversial new SB-1070 law.
In the small town of Guadeloupe, AZ, south of Phoenix, Manuel Renaldo is one of those who is punishing Arizona by leaving. As he loaded his stolen car with his belongings and family of ten, Renaldo told this reporter through an interpreter “It’s a matter of principle. I refuse to be supported by a state that treats me like a criminal.”
The effects of the exodus are being felt by Arizona retailers who are reporting dwindling sales of beer, spray paint, and ammunition. Also hit hard are the state’s hospitals, which have reported a dramatic decline in births and emergency room visits. Tattoo parlors are in a state of panic.
Renaldo told this reporter through an interpreter “He and his family are moving to California, which is a state that will support him and his family with dignity.”
Kind of brings a tear to your eye, huh?
A friend of mine tried Listerine on his deck and around all of his doors and he said it really works – in fact, it killed them instantlyIt really doesn’t take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of Bug-spray you buy that doesn’t last 30 minutes. It will last a couple of days. Don’t spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window frames, and even inside the dog house.
Now this is how all Mosquitoes should look like!!
Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news becauseshe’s a celebrity drug addict and allegedly a thief.
Charlie Sheen is 45 and you would have been under a rock all week if you hadn’theard about his antics.
Justin Allen 23,
Brett Linley 29,
Matthew Weikert 29,
Justus Bartett 27,
Dave Santos 21,
Jesse Reed 26,
Matthew Johnson 21,
Zachary Fisher 24,
Brandon King 23,
Christopher Goeke 23, and
Sheldon Tate 27……….
are all Marines that gave their lives this week for you. There is no media for them; not even a mention of their names.
How True !!And very disturbing too!!
The American people can now more readily “understand” why the Obama’s were omitted from the guest list to the Royal wedding in April! This is a very sobering article.
Our handling of relationships with the Britons over the oil spill didn’t help either. From The London Daily Telegraph Editor On Foreign& Relations Quote:
“Let me be clear: I’m not normally in favor of boycotts, and I love the American people. I holiday in their country regularly, and hate the tedious snobby sneers against the United States .
But the American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obama’s reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.” One of the most poorly kept secrets in Washington is President Obama’s animosity toward Great Britain , presumably because of what he regards as its sins while ruling Kenya (1895-1963).
One of Barack Hussein Obama’s first acts as president was to return to Britain a bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office since 9/11. He followed this up by denying Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on his first state visit, the usual joint press conference with flags. The president was “too tired” to grant the leader of America ‘s closest ally a proper welcome, his aides told British journalists.
Mr. Obama followed this up with cheesy gifts for Mr. Brown and the Queen. Columnist Ian Martin described his behavior as “rudeness personified.” There was more rudeness in store for Mr. Brown at the opening session of the United Nations in September.
“The prime minister was forced to dash through the kitchens of the UN in New York to secure five minutes of face time wit h President Obama after five requests for a sit down meeting were rejected by the White House”, said London Telegraph columnist David Hughes. Mr. Obama’s “churlishness is unforgivable”, Mr. Hughes said. The administration went beyond snubs and slights last week when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed the demand of Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, a Hugo Chavez ally, for mediation of Argentina ‘s specious claim to the Falkland Islands , a British dependency since 1833.
The people who live in the Falklands, who speak English, wan t nothing to do with Argentina . When, in 1982, an earlier Argentine dictatorship tried to seize the Falklands by force, the British — w ith strong support from President Ronald Reagan — expelled them.
“It is truly shocking that Barack Obama has decided to disregard our shared history,” wrote Telegraph columnist Toby Young. “Does Britain ‘s friendship really mean so little to him?” One could ask, does the friendship of anyone in the entire world mean anything to him? “I recently asked several senior administration officials, separately, to name a foreign leader with whom Barack Obama has forged a strong personal relationship during his first year in office,” wrote Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, on Monday.
“A lot of hemming and hawing ensued.” One official named French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but his contempt for Mr.. Obama is an open secret. Another named German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But, said Mr. Diehl, “Merkel too has been conspicuously cool toward Obama.” Mr. Obama certainly doesn’t care about the Poles and Czechs, whom he has betrayed on missile defense.
Honduras and Israel also can attest that he’s been an unreliable ally and an unfaithful friend. Ironically, our relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have never been worse. Russia has offered nothing in exchange for Mr. Obama’s abandonment of missile defense.
Russia and China won’t support serious sanctions on Iran .. Syria ‘s support for terrorism has not diminished despite efforts to normalize diplomatic relations. The reclusive military dictatorship that runs Burma has responded to our efforts at “engagement” by deepening its ties to North Korea . And the Chinese make little effort to disguise their contempt for him. For the first time in a long time, the President of the United States is actually distrusted by its allies and not in the least feared by its adversaries.
Nor is Mr. Obama now respected by the majority of Americans. Understandably focused on the dismal economy and Mr. Obama’s relentless efforts to nationalize and socialize health care, Americans apparently have yet to notice his dismal performance and lack of respect in the world community. They soon will. — London Daily Telegraph editor — Alex Singleton
The ratings are in for April 2011, and Fox News has hit a ratings milestone: its 112th consecutive month as the top cable news network.
In primetime (8-11PM), Fox News averaged 1.92 million total viewers (485,000 A25-54) to take first place; MSNBC came in second with 785,000 total viewers (239,000 A25-54). CNN came in third in total viewers with 596,000, beating HLN’s 512,000; in the A25-54 demo, however, HLN placed third with 166,000 to CNN’s 148,000.
Americans do not trust the major tv news operations in the country- except for Fox News.
Our newest survey looking at perceptions of ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News finds Fox as the only one that more people say they trust than distrust. 49% say they trust it to 37% who do not.
CNN does next best at a 39/41 spread, followed by NBC at 35/44, CBS at 32/46, and ABC at 31/46.
….and he cuts in line and gets an iPad 2, so NOW he’ can be called “tech savvy”?…what a joke!! Just because a person has a lot of ‘tech toys’ doesn’t make him “tech savvy”and they are definitely NOT words to describe Hussein Obama!! Check out the video below and you will see what I’m talking about…..PM
Obama Cuts in Line and Gets an iPad 2
Few would debate (Papa Mike WOULD LOVE TO DEBATE IT!! ) that President Barack Obama is the most tech savvy president in American history.Mr. Obama has a custom-rigged Blackberry and he has admitted to owning an iPod.Now the former law school professor law school lecturer is trying to prove his technical worth by telling reporters that not only does he own a computer — a MacBook Pro reportedly — but the leader of the free world also uses an iPad 2. AllNewsMac for what it’s worth is questioning how the president got his iPad. With Apple running shortages across the globe, it is safe to assume Mr. Obama was not waiting in line outside of an Apple store in Georgetown.
Video from May 2010
…If’n ya get motion sickness real easy then I suggest you definitely take yur Dramamine before watch’n this video.
Anyone Weighing Over 350 Pounds Can Eat For FREE!
Fat Ho Burgers might seem to some like an unusual name for a restaurant, but its owner has defended her choice after coming under fire from local businesses. Lakita Evans is the mastermind behind the burger joint and its unconventional name, and said she had no intention of causing offence. ‘It’s not calling people a ho. It’s just like they say, “Oooh that ho is big,” or, “That ho is tight!”‘ Other local business owners don’t see it that way and the 23-year-old entrepreneur has come under criticism from the nearby Gospel Cafe, an eatery and bookshop run by religious volunteers.However, Ms Evans has defended the Fat Ho Café. The economy is bad somebody got to keep a sense of humor around here,’ she said.The burger restaurant, which serves the Quadruple Bypass Burger and Flatline Fries, hit the headlines after saying anyone weighing over 350 pounds could eat for free.
Orville Smith, a store manager for Best Buy in Augusta, Georgia, told police he observed a male customer, later identified as Tyrone Jackson of Augusta, on surveillance cameras putting a laptop computer under his jacket… When confronted the man became irate, knocked down an employee, drew a knife and ran for the door.
Outside on the sidewalk were four Marines collecting toys for the “Toys for Tots” program. Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of the Marines, Cpl. Phillip Duggan, in the back; the injury did not appear to be severe.
After Police and an ambulance arrived at the scene Cpl. Duggan was transported for treatment.
The subject was also transported to the local hospital with two broken arms, a broken ankle, a broken leg, several missing teeth, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions, assorted lacerations, a broken nose and a broken jaw…injuries he sustained when he slipped and fell off of the curb after stabbing the Marine.
Now that was a well written Police report!
This video describes text message scams commonly known as cramming. It highlights one company, JAWA.com (with CEO Jason Hope) that is being sued by Verizon for engaging in such practices. The charges appear on cell phone bills from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and other wireless providers
An Ohio man says Time Warner Cable told him he owed the company $16.4 million. Daniel DeVirgilio, of Beavercreek, says his payment was rejected because it wouldn’t cover the total. His bill is usually $80.DeVirgilio wanted to watch the NCAA basketball tournament’s Sweet 16 but didn’t expect it to cost a million dollars per team. He jokes he should have added Showtime to his channels because the charge of a few extra dollars doesn’t seem big in comparison.Time Warner says human error is to blame for the payment problem. Officials say a worker typed the wrong amount owed, and a letter to DeVirgilio was automatically generated. They’re working to resolve the issue.
The rules are simple. I will give you 10 quotes and you will try to guess, from the choices given, which politician said it.
Read Carefully!!. Here we go!
1) “Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s.”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush D. President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
2) “I’ve now been in 57 states I think one left to go.”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush D. Vice President Joe Biden
3) “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes and I see many of them in the audience here today.”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush D. Vice President Joe Biden
4) “What they’ll say is, ‘Well it costs too much money,’ but you know what? It would cost, about… It it it would cost about the same as what we would spend… It… Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us… (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We’re going to… It… It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about hold on one second. I can’t hear myself. But I’m glad you’re fired up, though. I’m glad.”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush
5) “The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system.”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush D. Hillary Clinton
6) “I bowled a 129. It’s like – it was like the Special Olympics, or something.” A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush D. Dan Quayle
7) “Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court Justice. The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time.”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush D. Ronald Reagan
8) “Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. I haven’t had much sleep in the last 48 hours.”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush
9) “It was … interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There’s a lot of I don’t know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling and dealing…”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush D. Jimmy Carter
10) “I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”
A. Barack Obama B. Sarah Palin C. George W. Bush D. Hillary Clinton
I have to admit that this is a trick quiz. All of the correct answers are the same person. Each of these quotes are from President Barack Obama. Now you know why he brings his teleprompter with him everywhere he goes….. even on a visit to a 6th grade class!!!
By the way, how many of these quotes did you read or hear about in the mainstream media? Had former President George W. Bush or Governor Palin made any one of the above statements the media would have immediately covered it as a breaking news story.
I guess we’re lucky that the media in this country does not play favorites, right? Yeah, right… I wish they had included some of Joe Biden’s… probably not enough room but the all time favorite is when he asked his friend in the audience to “Stand up”… and the man was in a wheelchair…