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Archive for July 8th, 2009

Obama and the Democrats owned by Wall Street

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

Via Human Events:

  • According to an analysis of Federal Election Commission records by the Center for Responsive Politics, the 2008 Obama campaign received $12.6 million from Wall Street “Securities and Investment” firms versus McCain’s $7.9 million
  • The top three corporate employers of donors to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Rahm Emanuel were Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and JPMorgan
  • Employees of Lehman Brothers alone gave Obama $370,000, compared to about $117,000 to McCain. (No wonder Bush let them go under.)
  • Since 1998, the financial sector has given a total of $37.6 million to Obama, compared to $32.1 million to McCain. But Obama ran for his first national office only in 2004. So McCain got less from the financial industry in a decade that included two runs for president than Obama did in four years.

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Awesome: Palin made legislators come to her office to justify the pet projects they tried to tack onto spending bills

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

Tammy Bruce interview with Palin insider Rebbecca Mansour

Palin made legislators come to her office to explain to her and justify the pet projects they tried to tack onto spending bills. That is a great way to fight cronyism and corruption. It is also a great way to royally piss off slimy politicians.

Via C4P Blog and Tammy Bruce:

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England’s sex-ed program doubles teen pregnancy rate.

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

If it feels good do it….

DailyMail UK:

A multi-million pound initiative to reduce teenage pregnancies more than doubled the number of girls conceiving.

The Government-backed scheme tried to persuade teenage girls not to get pregnant by handing out condoms and teaching them about sex.

But research funded by the Department of Health shows that young women who attended the programme, at a cost of £2,500 each, were ‘significantly’ more likely to become pregnant than those on other youth programmes who were not given contraception and sex advice.

A total of 16 per cent of those on the Young People’s Development Programme conceived compared with just 6 per cent in other programmes.

It gets worse –

The £5.9million YPDP programme was also designed to slash cannabis use and drunkenness among teenagers, but made no difference whatsoever.

Posted in Campus Freedom, Indoctrination & Censorship, Chuck Norton, Government Gone Wild, Health Law | 1 Comment »

Shelly Roche on how to fix Congress in 2010.

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

Operation clean slate 2010.

Posted in 2012, Chuck Norton, Corporatism, Energy & Taxes, Obama and Congress Post Inaugration | 1 Comment »

The Constitution and Supreme Court interpretation in 12 minutes.

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

Good video, listen carefully he goes fast.

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Short video that explains the current budget deficits.

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

Posted in 2012, Economics 101, Journalism Is Dead, Obama and Congress Post Inaugration | 1 Comment »

T. Boone Pickens to Obama: We have the largest natural gas reserves in the world so why are you having us import it?

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

The United States has the largest natural gas and coal reserves in the world. Why in the world are we importing energy?

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Colonel Peters on Obama’s Russian Trip

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

Peters is a genuine national security guru. When he speaks all would be wise to listen.

“A vampire who lives on applause”

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Ann Coulter on Palin going national, the economy and Obama’s Russia trip.

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

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Greta Van Susteren analysis on Gov. Palin’s announcement to not seek second term & go national.

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

Great piece. This is why Greta has such great ratings. Inside stories and solid journalism is what she is all about.

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CNC: Rachel Maddow Ratings Down 20%. Predicts show cancelation.

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

[Welcome Gateway Pundit readers! – Editor]

CableNewsCritic.com a popular cable news industry blog, now predicts that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will be canceled since the ratings are so low that it has fallen behind CNN’s Lou Dobbs re-runs.

I have watched Rachel Maddow. She has a cute smile and a very entertaining rhetorical style. She has spunk and in spite of the bad hair and wardrobe she is a likable character to be sure. Where Maddow falls down is on the substance. Once you have seen her show for a couple of weeks you have seen it all.

Maddow spins hard for the left, much like Sean Hannity does for the right, and while spin has its place, the spin still has to be directionally accurate and has to hold up so anyone doing 20 minutes of internet or public records research to see if it mostly holds up and more and more this is where Maddow gets in trouble.

We have taken Rachel Maddow to task a couple of times (1, 2), only to realize that correcting her could turn into a full time job. Apparently her viewers are figuring that out.

UPDATE – Phil Donahue made more ratings at MSNBC than Olby, but for MSNBC it is not about ratings. It is about the billions in contracts that GE has with the government and the kick backs GE sends to the Democrats, PAC’s and their lobbyist clients. It is about Obama taking the missile shield away from our allies in Eastern Europe and the next day Russia announces that it is doing new business with GE. GE has also been doing business in Iran using a subsidiary.

We quoted this article because it was interesting, not because we think MSNBC will yank Maddow. MSNBC’s ratings are so bad, and have been for so long that it has become rather obvious that GE is running it at a loss (and we define loss as at below opportunity costs) to keep the Democrats happy and the fat contracts flowing.

UPDATE II – Maddow claims that The Constitution does not have a preamble… – LINK.

UPDATE III – The editor’s favorite clip of Rachel Maddow in action!

UPDATE IVAndrew Breitbart takes on Maddow, leftist academia and “post-modernism” at CPAC

UPDATE VWatch Rachel Maddow Lie About Tax Cuts and Reconciliation

Posted in Chuck Norton, Journalism Is Dead, Leftist Hate in Action | 45 Comments »

USA Today/Gallup 43% say they would vote for Palin for President

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2009

This is the heart of the reason why the leftist elite media and Democrats attack her the way they do. In spite of a media onslaught of smears that has been unprecedented in US history, with a reasonably well run campaign she can win.

Associated Press:

A USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Monday night found that 53 percent of Americans felt the media coverage of Palin was unfairly negative and that 70 percent said their opinion of Palin hadn’t changed since she decided to step down as Alaska governor.

While it remains to be seen whether Palin will seek the presidency in three years, 19 percent of voters said they would be very likely to vote for her in 2012 and another 24 percent said they would be somewhat likely. [Internals LINK]

UPDATE: Time Magazine has a very fair (amazing) interview with Gov. Palin HERE. Palin says that 2012 is not off the table.

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