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Archive for April 1st, 2010

J.D. Hayworth for Arizona Senate

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

UPDATE – After watching this campaign in Arizona I am now convinced that the people in AZ should write in somebody else. What a mess, we are offcially endorsing “none of the above” in that race.

This post serves as our endorsement of J.D. Hayworth for Senate in the Arizona GOP primary.

Before we begin it must be said that John McCain is a true American war hero. He deserves all the respect and admiration that has come his way and more.

But this is about politics and about the survival of the country in  a crisis and John McCain’s political leadership since 2000 has been shaky at best.  John McCain used to be the conservative maverick who would stand up to anyone, even his own party, we thought that we just might be getting that John McCain back, but then he voted for that pork laden, ill executed bail out after he promised us at the convention that we would know the names of those who engaged in such behavior.

John McCain has a history of campaigning harder against fellow Republicans than he does against Democrats. Dennis Miller mentioned that McCain was going to “etiquette himself right out of the race”. While the Obama camp broke campaign promises and distorted his positions, too often John McCain sat there, smiled and told us how much he admired Senator Obama.

McCain has voiced support for hugely unpopular amnesty for illegal aliens, but not since he has been challenged by J.D. Hayworth. McCain is still wrong on global warming even now that the new evidence is overwhelming that the alarmists really were alarmists. If McCain supports cap & trade taxes it will be hell on an already bad economy and will send government corruption to new levels as the regulations and rules are written to favor industries that donate .

John McCain has shown that he is easily tricked by the left. McCain was the go to guy on Meet the Press and the New York Times to go after his fellow Republicans. The Washington Press Corps loved McCain so much he once referred to them as “my constituency”  but as soon as he ran against “The One” the NYT wasn’t interested in his op-ed letters any more and they falsely accused him of having an affair with a 40 year old blonde lobbyist.

Before the presidential primary yours truly wrote the article The Case Against John McCain. Go back and read it again my Arizona readers.  

This is not a case for ideological purity, this is a case for common sense and a case for some political leadership when the heat is on from the beltway crowd. As much as I respect John McCain we need people who are hungry for smart change and who’s edge hasn’t dulled. We need people who are willing to fight and in this race the man who fits closest to that description is J.D. Hayworth.

Go to http://www.jdforsenate.com/ and donate today.

Oh and J.D., if you win and don’t walk the walk and do right by the American people, you will find yourself primaried when you are up for election. The GOP only deserves to win if it does what is right by the American people even if it bucks conventional wisdom or political expediency.

Chuck Norton
Editor

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Washington Examiner: The elitists vs. the rest of us

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

Wow, a newspaper editorial that nails it.

Washington Examiner:

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Jackie Mason on the curruption in Congress

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

“The Ultimate Jew” speaks. You should listen.

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Far left nuts turn violent at Karl Rove book signing.

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

The video leaves out the parts where more of them tried to get their hands on Rove, but still you get an idea of what happened. The video’s does say that the meeting broke up in chaos, but they don’t show any of it. I am hoping that the entire video is somewhere and will be available soon.

Police should be at these events and anyone who puts their hands on someone else or tries to engage in a “hecklers veto” should be escorted out in irons.

So where was the national media, oh wait this was violence against a Republican… nothing to see here… move along…

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Far left “intellectual”: Tea Parties, Violence and the Oklahoma City Bombing, It all started with President Reagan and his small government beliefs…

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

The left is big on bogus moral equivalencies, and at generating a narrative that they can deny when cornered. This is classic attitude change propaganda at work.
 
In this video Mark Potok and NBC’s Chris Mathews of the SPLC create a narrative that the “black helicopters” conspiracy nuts, the OKC bombing etc are somehow Reagan’s fault, because his “extreme small government rhetoric” obviously brings out crazies who want to blow things up.
 
Now he doesn’t say these words exactly, so he has some deniability, but he links them together quite directly all while Mathews is showing pictures of Tea Party protests while Potok is talking about violence.
 
This narrative is nothing new from NBC or from the SPLC, which paints anyone who is not in the Democratic Party as tied to the KKK or other such groups. Of course the KKK was the militant wing of the Democratic Party, but that’s not news..nothing to see there… move along…
 
This fear mongering will be the theme from the elite media and the Democrats in upcoming elections. It has a real danger of inciting racial violence because some people may end up believing this nonsense. It serves the left’s purposes of using conflict theory to keep traditional blacks separated from traditional whites, both who tend to be social conservatives.
 
Imagine the voting shift if the inner city minorities who have been ruled by progressive mayors and governors and policy for so long finally woke up and took a good look at their schools, and their communities, their business and economic environment and realize who is responsible for it. The far left is desperate to prevent that from happening for as long as they can, even if it means inciting more violence and hatred.
 
 
Here is video of Mark Potok, of the Southern Poverty Law Center, seeming to suggest that former President Ronald Regan’s rhetoric against big Government – that Government “is the problem” – began a movement of violence against the Federal Government that “culminated” in the 1990’s with the “death of 168 people” in the Oklahoma City bombing.

The idea that anyone would even associate Reagan’s belief in small government and pointing out the dangers of Government growing too large, with the Oklahoma City bombing is completely ludicrous. It has become popular these days, even for those on the Left, to speak well of Reagan, despite the fact that while he was President, they ridiculed him and did everything they could to oppose his every move. This statement reverts to form, and shows what many on the Left really think of Reagan, and anyone who believes in limited Government.

 

UPDATE – Here is another example of attitude change propaganda –

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439,000 new jobless claims, media spins it as positive news (again)

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

I love how they say “the unexpected amount of job claims” – this blog, as well as so many other blogs like HotAir have reported that since the Stimulus Bill passed, the elite media puts the word “unexpected” in front of almost every piece of bad news there is, even when the trends and numbers actually show that such bad news was not unexpected at all.

Look at the language they use, it’s the same language and spin almost all of the elite media has used over and over again.

The job losses are slowing and companies retain staff…. LOL.  Wait if job losses are still growing – they are not retaining staff, what we are talking about here is a miniscule drop in the losses in what has been up to half a million jobs lost a month going back for over a year. Eventually the job losses l;lessen as the economy start to bottom out as happens in every recession/depression providing there are no more shocks to the economy and regulatory environment like ObamaCare, Cap & trade etc etc.  See links 1, 2, 3.

Housing down month after month, consumer and investor confidence dropping month after month and continuing to drop as we and so many other have reported. If Bush were president how would these articles be worded?

They always follow it up with an economist telling us how the recovery is great and things will get better really soon. The problem with economists is that most of them are political whores; meaning that they will say what their party or conventional wisdom or “consensus” tells them to say. This is why most economists and most government projections are not only wrong, but not even close. While the bad science in economics is not as bad as what we have seen in the climate community as of late, it is still pretty bad.

All of my economics training both here at IUSB and what I have studied on my own says that this will be an extended double dip recession/depression. I say depression because the formula and methodology the government uses to calculate GDP is so easily manipulated that it means very little.

Mini update – Bloomberg says that companies “unexpectedly” cut payrolls… – LINK.

Editor’s Note: It is not that we are laughing and taking delight in the bad economic news, it is that the reporting of it is so ridiculous now that aside from reporting it, laughing at it is all that can be done. We are intensely aware of the suffering that has resulted form the current economic circumstances and we are very aware that government is still making the situation worse. 

Bloomberg:

April 1 (Bloomberg) — Fewer Americans filed claims for jobless benefits last week, bringing the average over the past month to the lowest level since 2008, as the economic recovery prompted companies to retain staff.

Initial jobless applications declined by 6,000 to 439,000 in the week ended March 27, in line with the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The number of people receiving unemployment insurance was little changed, while those getting extended benefits rose.

[Note – Initial jobless claims is defined as:

Weekly initial jobless claims is the actual number of people who have filed for Unemployment benefits for the first time. Following five (5) eligibility criteria must be met in order to file for unemployment benefits: 1. Meet the requirements of time worked during a 1 year period (full time or not). 2. Become unemployed through no fault of your own (cannot be fired). 3. Must be able to work; no physical or mental holdbacks. 4. Must be available for work. 5. Must be actively seeking work. – Editor]

Employers are slowing job cuts, a sign of confidence, as the U.S. emerges from the worst recession since the 1930s. Sustained employment gains are needed to boost consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy.

“We are turning a corner in the labor market,” said Julia Coronado, a senior U.S. economist at BNP Paribas in New York, who had forecast a decline in the weekly jobless claims. “Businesses are gradually starting to have more confidence in the recovery.”

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IPCC Author: Expect 30 Years of Global Cooling

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

Hat Tip RepublicanHeretic

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As Presidents favorables drop, elite media cranks up positive coverage

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

Such a huge disconnect between the elite media and the people. Especially in light of THIS.

Graph Via Rasmussen Reports.

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Rasmussen Poll: Tea Party Has Better Understanding of Issues than Congress

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

You wnat to know why CNN has tanked in the ratings in the last month running wall to wall Tea Party smears. Thsi is why read carefully. The elite media and the leftists who run Congress must destroy this movement by any means necessary. This is why they are starting these lies about violence etc.

Rasmussen Reports:

In official Washington, some consider the Tea Party movement a fringe element in society, but voters across the nation feel closer to the Tea Party movement than they do to Congress.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of U.S. voters believe the average member of the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of the issues facing America today than the average member of Congress. Only 30% believe that those in Congress have a better understanding of the key issues facing the nation.

When it comes to those issues, 47% think that their own political views are closer to those of the average Tea Party member than to the views of the average member of Congress. On this point, 26% feel closer to Congress.

Finally, 46% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is more ethical than the average member of Congress. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say that the average member of Congress is more ethical.

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Black Tea Party Leader Speaks Out Against Far Left & Elite Media

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2010

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