• Animals,  Sarah Palin

    Washington Post REALLY Screws Up Sarah Palin Story

    One of Sarah’s snarky responses to a bogus story that she had joined Al Jazerra America Network

    Wow! A new low for the LAMESTREAM media.

    Why they wish to continue to pound Sarah Palin five years after she was a failed Vice Presidential candidate is beyond me?

    But, Suzi Parker should be reprimanded and her editor probably should find another line of work.

  • Animals,  California,  California Election 2012

    New Finance Web Site Highlights California Political Campaigns

    Dollar Dollar Bill website

    Dollar, Dollar, Bill

    This is a fun website which is the brainchild of Democrat Speaker Perez’s staffer Ryan Hughes.

    A new campaign finance web site is circulating the Capitol Twitterverse. Dollar, Dollar, Bill allows users to see in graphic format how contributions are stacking up in California political races. The site scans the Secretary of State’s database every 20 minutes and displays contributions to campaigns and IEs associated with legislative races and ballot measures.

    The tool is the brainchild of Ryan Hughes, a staffer in the office of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez. Hughes says Dollar, Dollar, Bill is nonpartisan. “This project is completely objective and without commentary,” he said in a statement announcing the site. “It’s designed to give everyone an intuitive look at how much money is being raised and spent in our elections.”

    Go ahead and play with it.

    There sure is a good deal of campaign cash being sloshed around California’s elections, no?

    The Twitter feed is even more revealing – give it a try, too.

    If that is not enough for the California political junkie, I have also been using Election Track which also has a Twitter feed @electiontrack for large, and last minute contributions.


  • Animals

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Called Out on Medicare Talking Points

    Wolf Blitzer of CNN calls out Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on Democratic talking points and exposes the outright falsehoods.

    Here is the video and see for yourself:

    Poor DWS she really is stumped to go beyond her prepared remarks, but will everyday voters understand?

    Will Senior Citizens, who have high voter engagement (in other words, they vote a lot) be able to understand that Medicare reform really will NOT affect them in their lifetimes?

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will attempt to make the argument.

    If they are successful, they win the White House. If not, then they will lose “BIG.”

  • Animals,  Barack Obama,  Dick Cheney,  Jimmy Carter,  President 2012

    Cheney: Obama Worse Than Carter – One of Our Weakest Presidents

    Dick Cheney is certainly back in the political arena.

    The former Vice President minces no words about President Barack Obama.

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in his first interview since a heart transplant operation in March, blasted President Obama calling him “one of our weakest presidents.”

    “Obviously, I’m not a big fan of President Obama,” said Cheney in an excerpt from an interview with ABC News aired Monday on “Good Morning America.” “I think he’s been one of our weakest presidents.  I fundamentally disagree with him philosophically, be hard put to find any Democratic president I disagree with more.”

    Asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl if Obama was “worse than Jimmy Carter in your perspective,” Cheney responded “yes.”

    I don’t know about worse than Carter.

    During Carter’s Presidency we had foreign policy humiliation (Iranian hostage crisis and failed rescue attempt), a poor economy (stagflation) and gasoline lines.

    At least President Obama has had some foreign policy success with the killing of Bin Laden. But, the economy has been extremely poor and he will have to justify his policy decisions in the November election.

    Here is the Cheney interview in an embedded video below:

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  • Animals,  Barack Obama,  President 2012,  Unemployment Rate

    Jobs Report: 8.2 % Unemployment Rate With 80K Jobs Created

    The Friday jobs report is out and it is, well, not so good – especially for President Obama.

    The U.S. economy created just 80,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent, reflecting continued slow growth in the economy with the presidential election just four months away.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics said private payrolls increased 84,000, while the government lost 4,000 jobs. Economists expected job growth of about 100,000 and the unemployment rate to be unchanged, though many had increased their forecasts based on some recent indicators.

    With yet another month of weak employment growth, the second quarter marks the worst three-month period in two years. The period averaged just 75,000 per month, against 226,000 in the first quarter, which benefited from an unusually mild winter.

    May’s weak initial 69,000 report was revised upward to 77,000, which made the June growth essentially the same. The April number was revised lower, from 77,000 to 68,000.

    “What a disappointing number,” said Jeff Savage, regional chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank. “This was kind of disastrous. We’re not even keeping up with demographics at this point. This is not going to be liked in the markets.”

    The stock market, where futures had been essentially flat before the jobs number was released at 8:30 am ET, fell sharply, though that disappointment could be tempered by hopes of more stimulus from Washington.

    With Mitt Romney falling in the polls lately, this should re-ignite his campaign and refocus his narrative on jobs and the economy.

    President Obama may have won a victory when the Supreme Court ruled ObamaCare constitutional, but the economy is still not growing and the unemployment rate is high.

  • Andy Griffith,  Animals

    Andy Griffith, America’s Sheriff, Dead at 86

    America’s Sheriff Andy Griffith

    Rest in Peace, Andy.

    Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” then returned as a folksy 1980s lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday at his home on Roanoke Island, N.C., at age 86, NBC News has confirmed.

    Griffith began his entertainment career with comic monologues and moved into movies, debuting in 1957’s “A Face in the Crowd” with Patricia Neal. But it was as the widower sheriff Andy Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show” that he really made his mark. The show, which also starred comedian Don Knotts as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife, ran from 1960-1968. Its setting, in the fictional, friendly small town of Mayberry, became almost as famous as any one episode.

    I am in Indiana and there is a Mayberry RFD restaurant in an Indianapolis suburb. Alice and I will probably head over that way sometime in the next few days.

    Andy, thank you for the memories of a simpler American era.