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Elite Media: Job Losses “Unexpectedly” High Again for how many months now?

Posted on April 13, 2010

Many bloggers are poking fun at the elite media’s desperate attempt to spin bad economic news good while Democrats hold power, just as they often spun good economic news bad while Republicans were in power. Here we have the elite media’s favorite word “unexpectedly” in regards to bad news, this word is followed in a close […]

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Elite Press Still Spinning Bad Economy for Obama – “Unexpected Growth in Job Loss” – Oh Really?

Posted on January 26, 2010

Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, spending was down 8.6%, November retail sails fall, December home resales are down 17%, consumer spending is down again, …. …so with numbers like that, would someone care to explain how a rise in unemployment can be described as “unexpected”?  This was the spin from much of the […]

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S&P Downgrades US Credit Rating. Sends Message to Cut Spending. – UPDATED: Talking Points Debunked!

Posted on August 5, 2011

Note: be sure to see more updates below UPDATE II – Bachmann calls for Tim Geithner’s resignation: This will affect you. Moody’s said it was going to hold off for a while but after this they may follow suit. Unsecured credit will be more expensive. This means those who use short-term loans such as farmers, import/exporters etc will pay more. It means that […]

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Moody’s to USA: Change Course on Deficit Spending By Mid-July or Else…

Posted on June 2, 2011

By IUSB Vision Editor Chuck Norton What does “or else” mean? It means that Moody’s strips the United States of it’s AAA credit rating. What does that mean? I have no time to explain now as I am about to leave for dinner, but essentially it means that the Great Depression will look like a stroll […]

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Top 11 reasons to blame Democrats for soaring gasoline prices

Posted on May 30, 2011

<# 11 Via American Thinker:  In June of 2008, Congressman Roy Blunt released the following information about how the House members voted on energy issues. During this time Democrats were the majority party in both the House and Senate. ANWR Exploration: House Republicans: 91% Supported House Democrats:   86% Opposed Coal-to-Liquid: House Republicans 97% Supported House Democrats:  78% […]

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Factory Orders Drop; New Home Sales Drop 16.9%; Elite Media Shocked (again)

Posted on March 26, 2011

Big Government: Once again, the headline on a financial story reads: unexpectedly. At what point do we conclude the economists relied upon for these projections are worthless, as they never appear to expect what’s going to happen? US factory orders drop unexpectedly Lower demand for machinery and defense equipment prompted a fall in US factory orders […]

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Gallup says unemployment UP to 10.3% – Obama says unemployment down to 8.9% – Who to believe?

Posted on March 7, 2011

Well the presidential election season starts in two months. UPDATE – Question answered. First time unemployment claims are up 26,000 to 397,000 – LINK. UPDATE II – Dick Morris comes out with the same analysis, two weeks later :) LINK. Bloomberg financial says that unemployment unexpectedly fell to 8.9% according to the Obama Administration – LINK. Investors.com says that job […]

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Gov. Palin’s response to the State of the Union

Posted on January 26, 2011

It was quite similar to our comments when we live blogged it. Gov. Palin: While I don’t wish to speak too harshly about President Obama’s state of the union address, we live in challenging times that call for candor. I call them as I see them, and I hope my frank assessment will be taken […]

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AEI Study: Elite Media Spins Economic News Positive when Democrats in Power, Negative When Republicans in Power

Posted on December 28, 2010

To those who pay attention the headline above is no surprise whatsoever. The study completed in 2004 is still bearing out as we and other bloggers have pointed out for almost two years how the elite media spun the bad economic news positive telling us that “most economists” thought that the stimulus package would help much more than […]

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Univ of Maryland survey on Fox News makes us ponder who is more dishonest, leftist academics or elite media journalists – UPDATED

Posted on December 18, 2010

First the news, then the analysis… [and see the update below!] UPDATE IV Breaking! – Famed Economist Dr. John Lott dissects fraudulent University of Maryland “study” on Fox News Via The Blaze – The University of Maryland released a study claiming that regular viewers of Fox News are the “most misinformed” when it comes to knowledge of […]

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More Hadley Center Global Warming Horror Claims Debunked by Real Science

Posted on December 6, 2010

Yet another horrifying claim by global warming alarmist PhD’s debunked by real science. Reporting of the real science by the UK Guardian. Notice how American press wont cover this stuff?   The Global Warming Alarmist Claim: Last year [2009], researchers at the Met Office Hadley Centre reported that a 2C rise above pre-industrial levels, widely […]

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Governor Christie Irks NBC’s David Gregory by Calling Him “An Advocate”

Posted on November 7, 2010

The good part comes at 7:20 into the video – David Gregory, like so many elite media “journalists”, parrots DNC talking points and/or blog points that they glean from smear sites like Media Matters and the Huffington Post. By far the favorite narrative/talking point/bogus premise from the elite media is that tax cuts cause deficits […]

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“Summer of Recovery” Economic News Roundup! – UPDATED!

Posted on October 13, 2010

Stay tuned – more updates coming to this post soon! The White House told us this would be the “Summer of Recovery” so how did it go? The elite media has been telling us that each and every month of woeful economic news has been “unexpected” or a “surprise” since shortly after Obama took power. Finally the […]

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Posted in 2012, Chuck Norton, Corporatism, Economics 101, Energy & Taxes, Is the cost of government high enough yet?, Obama and Congress Post Inaugration | 1 Comment »

Watch New White House Economic Chair Try to Spin Chris Wallace on “Recovery Summer”

Posted on September 13, 2010

At least Austan Goolsbee admits that unemployment will stay high, but that is where the directional truth from him ends. GOOLSBEE: But I don’t think the unemployment rate will be coming down significantly anytime in the near future. Political communication needs to be what I call “directionally accurate” that means that it cannot attempt to create a false […]

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Administration playing games with unemployment rate; elite media covering for them. BIG UPDATE!

Posted on May 18, 2010

We have seen it in the news, the unemployment rate went up to 9.9% from 9.7, ain’t this recovery grand? The pretzel like mental hoops the elite media has been going through for a year telling us how great the recovery is has most people just laughing at them. In story after story month after […]

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

Posted 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 […]

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New England Journal of Medicine: 46% of physicians will consider leaving practice if ObamaCare passes – UPDATED!

Posted on March 19, 2010

UPDATE II – The IBD Poll from September 2009 showed 45% would consider leaving the practice if ObamaCare passed. UPDATE – A reader notified me that NEJM pulled the article with this survey off its web site and replaced it with a short piece and indeed they have. I wonder why they did that… Here is […]

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Watch Rachel Maddow Lie About Tax Cuts and Reconciliation

Posted on March 3, 2010

First watch this – And now the reality. [Editor’s Note: MSNBC had the video removed. When one of their hosts gets caught lying they get quite aggressive in getting such clips removed from YouTube. Since the video to set the context of this piece is gone we posted this note and explanation as a fix. In […]

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Housing Down Again 11%, Consumer Confidence Down, Underemployment Up, Elite Media “Surprised” Yet Again that Unemployment Claims Rise..

Posted on February 25, 2010

You have seen most of the press spin on how great the economic recovery is. The AP, at least online pointed out that the 5.7% GDP growth really wasn’t a turn around in the economy and I explained why that was. Now the evidence is in and once again the numbers show that our analysis […]

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Star Trek Online: Doomed just as it begins?

Posted on February 15, 2010

Computer games and college students go together like bacon and eggs, death and taxes, politics and corruption, and marxism and academia.  What marks the difference between a great game and merely a game that has some nice action and eye candy, but is played a few times and left on a shelf forever? The answer to […]

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Dollar Tanking Against Gold & Foreign Currency

Posted on November 19, 2009

And government policy as well as Federal Reserve Policy is encouraging it. The world is screaming at us to stop the furious pace of printing and burrowing, foreign banks want out of the dollar, the oil producing nations are soon to abandon the dollar for oil swaps. They are behaving as if they believe that […]

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Health Care News Roundup for October

Posted on October 23, 2009

The biggest news here is the lack of transparency going on with the current process and of course all the new taxes the Democrats promised they wouldn’t levy… In violation of the spirit of the process the bills are being merged behind closed doors with the Republicans being locked out. Remember when Obama promised transparency […]

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October News Roundup Part II

Posted on October 21, 2009

Want Peace. Give Nukes the Nobel. Time Magazine has an interesting article that bucks their usual shtick. The article advocates giving nuclear weapons the Nobel Peace Prize  for helping to keep several wars from happening. UN Calls for Dropping Dollar as World Reserve Currency The UN along with a whole host of countries  is witnessing […]

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Obama Lied in UN Speech on Global Warming

Posted on September 26, 2009

And I am proud to say that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history. – B. Obama The problem is that this statement is just not true. As the Anchoress and Hotair.com correctly point out […]

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Canada cuts 6000 surgeries in Vancouver. Refused ambulance woman gives birth on sidewalk in Britain. AARP loses 60,000 members over ObamaCare.

Posted on August 18, 2009

Vancouver: VANCOUVER — Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday. Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an effort to make up for a […]

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Bear market recovery – economy stalling again.

Posted on July 1, 2009

After a big crash many stocks and investments are left undervalued and people will buy, so some aspects of the economy as a result perk up, but eventually the “recovery” stalls and stocks fall again, hence the term “bear market recovery”. Yahoo Finance: U.S. consumer confidence took an unexpectedly steep slide in June, figures released […]

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YAF: Academia’s Top 10 Abuses of 2008

Posted on December 16, 2008

Right from Jason Mattera at  YAF : Political correctness ran amuck in our nation’s school system this past year, and Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled our “best of the worst” academic abuses for 2008. From “free speech zones” to transgendered speakers at military academies, the following list may make you both laugh and […]

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Bush Administration Warned Congress Almost 20 Times Reforms Were Needed

Posted on September 21, 2008

UPDATE IV – April 7, 2009 More evidence of how Barney Frank and the Democrats blocked mortgage industry policing reform HERE. Think the elite media will cover the story? I am taking bets. – Editor  Update: Nothing on NYT or Washpost web sites yet 11:08 AM eastern time Sept 23. UPDATE III: Fox updated the […]

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Ivy Tech Abuses Professors at the Expense of Students

Posted on July 25, 2008

Ivy Tech Abuses Professors at the Expense of Students. (A new entry with more information about this information is in the works so stay tuned) Some of the students in Prof. Pejman Norasteh’s class were having a problem fully understanding the concepts presented in the textbook. So like any good professor he created supplemental materials […]

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Economy Booming, Rich Paying More $$$ Since Tax Cuts!

Posted on October 25, 2006

[We continue posting evidence in the comments section so read on! – Editor] Today’s column will be presented in a different manner than what you would expect. It will be comprised of mostly the raw economic data with sources with a few comments from yours truly. If you are a hyper-partisan, the facts presented here […]

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