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The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson

Posted by iusbvision on May 8, 2011

This five hour series is not only very informative, it is also very entertaining. Ferguson really “gets it” and I would argue with very little of what he has to say.

This is the history of money and the ascent of man and the West. This is invaluable and everyone should watch it.

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Niall Ferguson: Civilization. Is the West History?

Posted by iusbvision on May 8, 2011

This six part series that explains the rise of the West, why it rose and why other civilizations did not. After looking into why our civilization became great, you will realize we are now struggling because we are abandoning those things that made us great. Get ready to learn and understand history better in a few hours than years of college would bring you. This series is entertaining and mega-informative. Every person alive should watch them as they are invaluable.

Competition

Science

Property

Medicine

Consumerism

The Protestant Work Ethic

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Prof. Niall Ferguson: school history lessons ‘lack all cohesion’

Posted by iusbvision on May 7, 2011

Niall Ferguson is one of my very favorite academics. He creates narratives based on verifiable evidence and will not hesitate to rhetorically unravel anyone who skews history or what is obvious due to ideology or partisanship. Niall Ferguson is a site to see in a debate. Former professors of mine who thought I was too rough on people for displaying inexcusable ignorance, wait till you get a load of this man :)

Here is an example:

Interesting that Niall takes the same position that several on talk radio have (Limbaugh, Beck), as well as this web site has, that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a pro-democracy movement at all as the “establishment” insists and that is merely the organizations smiley front face. This video was from early last February. The Muslim Brotherhood is taking power, this is tantamount to 1979 in Iran and they want to break the peace treaty with Israel and impose Sharia, which will devastate their economy even more and create more instability. Notice what he says at the end, “This is a high probability scenario and the President is not even considering it.” He called it.

The Guardian:

Historian says too few pupils are spending too little time studying history, particularly in state schools.

The Harvard academic Niall Ferguson has warned that too few pupils are spending too little time studying history – and what they do study lacks a sweeping narrative.

He offers his own lesson plan to remedy what he says is a lack of cohesion, in which pupils place six “building block” events, including the Reformation and the French revolution, into the right order.

His plan aims to give pupils an overview of the years 1400 to 1914, and encourage them “to understand and offer answers to the most important question of that period: why did the west dominate the rest?”

Ferguson, who has been invited by the education secretary, Michael Gove, to play a role in overhauling the history curriculum, directs the teacher to show their class a map of the world circa 1913 “showing the extent of the western empires”.

The class then divides into groups to defend the merits of six ingredients of western success, ranging from “competition” to – perhaps more controversially — “the work ethic”.

Ferguson, who works as a consultant for a software developer that creates history-based games, encourages the class to play five rounds of the multi-player game Commerce, Conquest and Colonisation, as a supplementary activity. The plan is aimed at a mixed-ability class in year 10, the first year of a history GCSE course.

In an article for the Guardian’s education supplement, Ferguson disagrees with a recent Ofsted survey that praised history teaching in secondary schools. While Ofsted criticised “disconnected topics” in the primary history curriculum, it said that provision was good or outstanding in most secondaries they visited.

Ferguson says: “Clearly, all last year’s talk by Michael Gove, Simon Schama, myself and others about the urgent need for reform was mere alarmism, doubtless actuated by some sinister political motive.”

Ofsted’s report said it was a “popular and inaccurate myth” that students at GCSE and A-level only studied Hitler. Students were required to study a range of topics, including a substantial amount of British history, the school inspectors said.

Ferguson’s fellow celebrity historian Simon Schama has agreed to advise ministers on an overhaul of the national curriculum intended to restore a narrative “island story” of Britain.

Ferguson writes: “History is emphatically not being made available to all in English schools. Too few pupils, especially in the state sector, spend too little time doing it. And what they study lacks all cohesion.”

The academic criticises “an unholy alliance between well-meaning politicians and educationalists” for reshaping history teaching to focus more on skills such as analysing sources while neglecting facts.

“The challenge for the education secretary, Michael Gove, is to make sure that he is not the latest in a succession of politicians to see his plans for reform subverted by an educational establishment – here exemplified by Ofsted – that is still in deep denial about the damage its beloved new history has done.”

Ferguson laments the fact that England is the only country in Europe where history is not compulsory after the age of 14, and expresses concern that design and technology is a more popular subject at GCSE.

He quotes a survey of first-year undergraduates that found that around two-thirds did not know who was monarch at the time of the Armada, while 69% did not know the location of the Boer war. The survey was a quiz set by an economics lecturer at Cardiff University, which tested first years’ historical knowledge over a three-year intake.

Ferguson writes: “Such evidence should make us very sceptical indeed about Ofsted’s claim that history is ‘a successful subject in schools'”.

The historian approves of a passage in Ofsted’s report, which highlights a lack of narrative in primary school history teaching.

“The only thing wrong with this observation is that Ofsted seems to think it applies only to primary school pupils, whereas it could equally well be applied to those in secondary school – and students at a good few universities, too.”

The “long arc of time” has been replaced by “odds and sods”, Ferguson says.

Niall Ferguson’s history lesson plan is available to download from the Guardian Teacher Network.

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Dr. Robert Stadler Voice Mail

Posted by iusbvision on May 5, 2011

Dr. Stadler of the publicly funded State Science Institute has something to say

Rearden Alloy = global warming. It is amazing how Ayn Rand had elite American Academia pegged so long ago.

If you had not seen Atlas Shrugged Part 1 it is showing at 2701 Cassopolis Street in Elkhart.

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World’s greatest historian speaks out on Paul Ryan and America’s debt

Posted by iusbvision on April 17, 2011

Prof. Niall Ferguson

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More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined.

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2011

Read this one carefully folks…

WSJ:

If you want to understand better why so many states—from New York to Wisconsin to California—are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, consider this depressing statistic: Today in America there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) than in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). This is an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960, when there were 15 million workers in manufacturing and 8.7 million collecting a paycheck from the government.

It gets worse. More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined. We have moved decisively from a nation of makers to a nation of takers. Nearly half of the $2.2 trillion cost of state and local governments is the $1 trillion-a-year tab for pay and benefits of state and local employees. Is it any wonder that so many states and cities cannot pay their bills?

Every state in America today except for two—Indiana and Wisconsin—has more government workers on the payroll than people manufacturing industrial goods. Consider California, which has the highest budget deficit in the history of the states. The not-so Golden State now has an incredible 2.4 million government employees—twice as many as people at work in manufacturing. New Jersey has just under two-and-a-half as many government employees as manufacturers. Florida’s ratio is more than 3 to 1. So is New York’s.

Even Michigan, at one time the auto capital of the world, and Pennsylvania, once the steel capital, have more government bureaucrats than people making things. The leaders in government hiring are Wyoming and New Mexico, which have hired more than six government workers for every manufacturing worker.

Now it is certainly true that many states have not typically been home to traditional manufacturing operations. Iowa and Nebraska are farm states, for example. But in those states, there are at least five times more government workers than farmers. West Virginia is the mining capital of the world, yet it has at least three times more government workers than miners. New York is the financial capital of the world—at least for now. That sector employs roughly 670,000 New Yorkers. That’s less than half of the state’s 1.48 million government employees.

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Dagny Taggert vs Union Thug

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2011

If you found this scene thought provoking please see our previous installment: The Challenge

Many believe a certain film by George Lucas helped Ronald Reagan get elected. Imagine what this film will do.  Actually I will make a prediction right now: Unions will threaten theater’s who run it, there will be bomb threats, there will also likely be some union violence. Any takers on that bet?

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Roundup: Evan Bayh admits ObamaCare doesn’t reduce health costs; Rubio – America Can’t Survive Another Obama Term; Palin – Obama profoundly disappointing, Trump, Herman Cain and more!

Posted by iusbvision on April 1, 2011

Evan Bayh admits ObamaCare doesn’t reduce health costs. Of course he is on both sides of the issue as you listen to him talk. There is always an escape hatch with politicians like Evan Bayh. What about those three hidden multi-billion dollar slush funds that were in the bill Senator Bayh?

 

Marco Rubio: America Can’t Survive Another Obama Term

 

 

Palin on Obama Libyan Policy. Judging him by his own standards

 

Herman Cain talks to AIM about OPEC and China

 

Donald Trump: The media tries to find everyone doing something wrong – everyone BUT Obama; the birth certificate; the frauds and scams he has seen in his career; Bush and more.

Here is the deal with the birth certificate. It is not so much about where he was born, it is about transparency. How many times did Obama blast the Bush Administration for lack of transparency? Obama’s administration treats transparency with contempt as we and so many other have reported. The hypocrisy is glaring.

 

Rudy Giuliani: This administration doesn’t know what it’s doing. The rebels asked for our help, so we’re entitled to ask them a few questions right?

 

 

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AARP Making Mega-Millions on Corrupt ObamaCare “Easter Egg”

Posted by iusbvision on March 31, 2011

This is how some corrupt corporations make millions and scam the taxpayers. The AARP is supposed to be non profit. That means that they are not supposed to make hundreds of millions of dollars in profits, they are not supposed to be engaged in partisan politics and they are not supposed to be engaged in a huge conflict of interest. AARP has done all of this at the expense of their members and employees.

Related:

AARP and Many Others Hiking Premiums or Dumping Coverage Because of ObamaCare

Corrupt AARP Health Care Deal Puts Seniors at Risk

CBO: Obama is wrong, cuts in Medicare will result in benefit cuts. The corrupt AARP angle. UPDATED!

Ethics You Can’t Believe In: Special Interests Dominate Fiscal Responsibility Summit

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Target suing “gay rights” group for harassing customers – A PR lesson.

Posted by iusbvision on March 25, 2011

This is a lesson that everyone should learn. You cannot placate or satisfy the radical left. If you give in to them just a little, they will move the goal post continually and as long as demonizing you yields results they will continue to do so.

The radical leftist group objects because Target gave a pro-business lobby a small donation, that lobby gives some money to Republicans, some of which oppose gay marriage. The homosexual angle is just that, an angle. These people are anti-capitalist and will keep up their harassment until forced to stop, Target closes, or they realize it is not in their interests to stay.

Target first started giving in by making new “pro-gay” policies etc etc. Look at what it has gotten them. This isn’t about gay policy, this is about money and anti-capitalism. So now Target has crossed its “Amy Grant” customer base that it had courted for many years and still the gay leftist group trashes them.

[Editor’s Note – Valuable Lesson: Once you are targeted in the culture war, or you participate in it as Target did with their Amy Grant ads, you had better stake out your territory, stick to it and not waffle or you WILL lose support with all sides. If Target had made it clear that this pressure group would receive no quarter they could appeal to its cultural advertising base for support and would have gotten it. Now Target has put off both sides. Target’s old cultural ad base now believes Target’s traditional cultural appeal was just an insincere gimmick.]

The best way to deal with groups like this is to make them talk to the hand, and if they use union thug tactics you have to go on the offense.

When Jesse Jackson, CAIR and other leftist shakedown artists targeted radio stations to try and silence talk radio, talk host Jim Quinn had a very effective strategy. No meetings, keep them off your property and don’t respond to them. Pretend that they do not exist other than occasionally saying on the air that you know what these groups are all about. Several groups and companies have used this tactic and it works. It works because Jesse Jackson, CAIR and other pressure groups do not want it known that they are ineffective. So in cases when they are ineffective they go away quietly after a time.

Target is getting no quarter because they showed signs of giving in and actually communicated with these people in an attempt to placate them. These pressure groups on the left are predatory. Once they get blood they will keep coming back for more.

I suggest that every PR director or information officer read the book SHAKEDOWN by Ken Timmerman (a man who I have had the pleasure of meeting).

Speaking of Jesse Jackson, Benton Harbor, Michigan had riot trouble a few years ago and Jackson was able to calm the situation down. Do you know why he calmed it instead of fanning the flames for the press? Jesse Jackson went to Whirlpool Corp and made it very clear that he would use those crowds and march against Whirlpool if they did not present his group “Rainbow Push” a nice fat six figure check. Jackson was aware that Whirlpool was outsourcing and flying in foreign workers to replace local Americans in a town that had the highest unemployment in Michigan. It would not have gone over well for Whirlpool if they had resisted. I know this because I worked at Whirlpool at the time and had regular access to many of the top people there (and for the record I thought their employment practices were offensive too).

Via AP/The Blaze:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Target Corp. is suing a San Diego pro-gay marriage group to get it to stop canvassing outside its San Diego County stores, alleging its activists are driving away customers.

Rights advocates say the trial between Target and Canvass For A Cause that begins Friday could further strain relations with the gay and lesbian community after controversy over its $150,000 donation to a business group backing a Minnesota Republican candidate opposed to gay marriage.

Minnesota-based Target insists it remains committed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its lawsuit has nothing to do with the political agenda of the organization.

“Our legal action was in no way related to the cause of the organization and was done so to be consistent with our long-standing policy of providing a by not permitting solicitors at our stores,” the company said in a statement sent to The Associated Press.

Target says it has taken similar action against a number of organizations representing a variety of causes. It alleges in the lawsuit that the San Diego group‘s activists harass customers by cornering them near its stores’ front entrances and debating with them about their views on gay marriage.

The group says it canvasses at shopping malls, college campus and stores like Target to collect signatures and donations in support of gay marriage.

The corporation says at least eight Target stores in the area have reported receiving more than a dozen complaints daily since canvassers started working outside their stores in October 2010. Target says the activists have refused to leave when asked politely and shown the company’s policy prohibiting “expressive activity” on its property.

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Nurse tells her story: How I went from an Obama voter to Tea Party activist.

Posted by iusbvision on March 25, 2011

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Read the War Powers Act – Some on TV Not Being Honest

Posted by iusbvision on March 22, 2011

Via Bob Schneider National Security expert for Reagan (and others): BTW, there is rhetoric flying about the War Powers Act, and some of the rhetoric is almost true… ,but here is the WPA, feel free to read.

So here is the War Powers Resolution.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/50/usc_sup_01_50_10_33.html

Pay special attention to the reporting requirements. The bottom line is that the President, depending on certain circumstances, has at least 30 days with Congressional authority to do almost anything he likes with the military.

So when Dennis Kuscinich and Ron Paul says that the Libya operation is unconstitutional they are incorrect.

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Dick Morris: Welcome to double dip stagflation

Posted by iusbvision on March 22, 2011

This was the same message we put out two weeks ago HERE.

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Francisco d’Anconia’s Voice Mail

Posted by iusbvision on March 18, 2011

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Congressman King vs Wash Post’s Eugene Washington on Islamic Radicalization Hearings. King Wins.

Posted by iusbvision on March 12, 2011

I am not going to hold back here. Eugene Robinson is the quintessential example of what is wrong with journalism today. His arguments amount to emotionalism, fear mongering and demagoguery, which he uses to try to hide that fact that he rarely does his homework.

We have talked about the way the far left argues. The first argument is S.I.N. and the last argument is an attempt to paint you as a monster to shut you up. This is all that is in the far left play-book. You can see that Cong. King pummels Robinson with fact after fact while Robinson just sits there and shakes his head. The far left typically ignored most facts that threaten their narrative. You will see this pattern perfectly in this video.

When Joe Lieberman and Snow had similar hearings some years ago why did the left not call Lieberman a McCarthy or a bigot? This is all politics folks and Eugene Robinson once again shows himself to be a naked partisan hit man.

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Welfare State: Handouts Make Up One-Third of U.S. Wages

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

Remember that Clinton/Gingrich Welfare Reform that was so effective at stopping people from gaming the system and helping people get back to work? Did you know it was reversed with the stimulus bill?

CNBC:

Government payouts—including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance—make up more than a third of total wages and salaries of the U.S. population, a record figure that will only increase if action isn’t taken before the majority of Baby Boomers enter retirement.

Even as the economy has recovered, social welfare benefits make up 35 percent of wages and salaries this year, up from 21 percent in 2000 and 10 percent in 1960, according to TrimTabs Investment Research using Bureau of Economic Analysis data.

“The U.S. economy has become alarmingly dependent on government stimulus,” said Madeline Schnapp, director of Macroeconomic Research at TrimTabs, in a note to clients. “Consumption supported by wages and salaries is a much stronger foundation for economic growth than consumption based on social welfare benefits.”

 

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Journalism Students: It is easy to smear someone just by being careless.

Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2011

This video is a great teaching aid for journalism students.

The South Bend Tribune once snapped a picture of a strip joint just to have a file picture. In the picture were two people walking on the sidewalk innocently. The picture implied,  not with intent, but with carelessness, that the two ladies were going to the strip club. The ladies got upset and the Tribune, to their credit, made it right with them.

In this case, Fox News did a similar thing. Watch the video and before you read below see if you can spot what their producer who put this clip together did wrong.

At the 45 second mark Fox shows several clips of people on YouTube asking people to donate. Notice the word “scam” is under the clips. One of the clips belonged to the man below. His full clip can be seen HERE. His link went to the United Nations World Food Program at http://www.wfp.org/ which is legit.

One can honestly say that Fox News painted him in the light of a scam artist, a criminal. It is doubtful that they had intent and the language they used in talking about it does mitigate any claim of intent. What likely happened here is that a producer or an intern  just did a search on YouTube for “donate Haiti” and pasted in the first three clips he could find.

As a result this man was made to suffer. Needless to say he was very upset and he is right to be upset.

Now before the campus crazies go all nuts trashing Fox News it is important to remember that unintentional smears like this are not uncommon. In fact every news organization who has been in business for a while can likely point to such a gaffe they have made. This is why journalism text books usually point this kind of mistake out. If you do make this kind of mistake apologize and run a visible retraction ASAP.

As a journalist, you are going to screw up sometimes. When you do just apologize and make it right. No one expects you to be a saint, they just expect you to make a best effort to be fair.

Too many journalists like to smear. An example is this story that came out accusing Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh of secretly hiring actors to call in. FM “Morning Zoo” shows often use a service to have an actor call in with a crazy story everyone can laugh at.  Anyone who has worked in radio knows this. So a reporter decided to take this known service and accuse them of calling political news/talk shows with no evidence whatsoever. Said reporter never even called the company who has the service for comment, nor did the reporter call Limbaugh or Hannity to even ask the question. Instead the reporter just made the allegation.

The story gets worse, the story is from Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), allegedly from the finest teaching journalism professors in the country;  journalism teachers who cannot follow the basic ethics rules found in any j-school textbook. CJR is partially funded by George Soros.

While this may make your editor’s day in a highly ideological news room, as most are, be careful. If a reporter ever pulled a stunt like that on one of my clients I would have that reporters face on 100 blogs,  make them the butt of jokes and make their dishonesty a viral blog story. Many publicists and press secretaries make a list of what reporters are honest and who is not. If you aren’t you will find that people will stop talking to you.

Politico.com is finding this out the hard way. Lately the quality of the journalism there has been going down and it has become more tabloid/smear like Slate.  People on the inside have told us that Politico is aware of this problem. Now it seems that Politico’s planned first presidential debate on May 2, 2011 is not going to happen as Palin and Bachmann have both made it clear that they have no interest in helping Politico’s business model or in helping them regain their credibility. Now that Hotair.com seems to be taking a similar editorial view it appears that the debate is not going to happen, or will have so few candidates there that it will be irrelevant. You brought it on yourselves guys.

UPDATE – MSNBC lefty talker admits he used hired actors coached by Congressional Democrats as callers.

His excuse is lame. When my radio show started we had nothing and I built it up with hard work and talent to beat the competition. I never used staged ringers as callers. A good host should be ready to go an entire show filled with great content and never have to take a call. The most obvious reason why is that at times technical difficulties will prevent you form taking calls. People do not listen to a show to hear callers, so callers are not that important. That is why I never took very many calls on my show.

What will CJR say now?

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Philosophy: Who Needs It?

Posted by iusbvision on March 8, 2011

Ayn Rand to West Point Graduating class:

Text.

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Is there a hero in you?

Posted by iusbvision on March 8, 2011

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Sen. Durbin Tells FOX News Sunday: Dems Will Only Cut $10.5 Billion From Bloated Budget – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on March 6, 2011

It is obvious, the Democrat leadership wants a government shut down and are not serious about getting spending under control. This inspires a loss of confidence. UPDATE  March 29 – Democrat leaders caught on tape plotting government shut down, acting in bad faith – LINK.

UPDATE – Worlds largest bond fund dumps U.S. Treasuries – LINK. Loss of confidence inspires things like this folks.

The deficit in February was $232 billion (yes that is for a single month), which is substantially higher than the entire yearly deficit the last year the Republicans had fiscal control (2007). The Democrats plan to borrow 42 cents for every dollar they spend.

From a $3.7 TRILLION proposed budget, the Democrats are only willing to drop $10.5 billion from that outrageous number? That is less than 1/3 of 1%.

The Democrats proposal is like taking a $100 grocery bill and cutting it by 28 CENTS. The GOP spending cut proposal is so modest that it would only be cutting that same grocery bill by about $1.59. How can anyone say with a straight face that either of these cuts are draconian? The GAO just issued a report detailing that many agencies/programs in government have duplicate overlap and are a waste.

The Republicans already compromised with the Democrats by lowering the cuts from this outrageous deficit spending from $100 billion to $61 billion.

The Republicans compromised once, now the Democrats are rejecting the $61 billion compromise. This shows just how dishonest the Democrats were when they said that government has to start living within its means. Obama promised that he would offer a plan to reform entitlements, no such plan has been offered and his budget just continues trillion dollar yearly deficits for as long as the eye can see.

Does anyone doubt that the left is trying to spend us into oblivion? If you do doubt it, please post a logical explanation. The Democrats behavior is so outrageous they are proving Glenn Beck and David Horowitz right about the Cloward-Piven Strategy.

UPDATE – Sen. Mitch McConnell: Obama budget proposal – “unacceptable”, “indefensible”

UPDATE IIObama Debt Commission Chair’s Speak Out! To Increase Govt Revenue We Must : Lower the tax rates to 8, 14 and 23%.  Make a new slim and lean tax code. Lower the corporate tax rate.

Great interview. All credit to Erskine Bowles, who used to be one of the nastier partisan Democrat hired guns. He has almost completely adopted a near Steve Forbes like tax agenda, because that is the best way to raise government revenue. Bowles even makes the case that Democrats need to get real on spending cuts and that Republicans aren’t pushing hard enough. I am in awe.  Bowles has even says that unions have over reached. I am sure Bowles is feeling the heat from his former colleagues.  I never thought I would see myself typing these words; Erskine Bowles has earned my respect. My hat is off to his courage.

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Sen. Rand Paul “We’re Spending About 10 Billion Dollars A Day & Borrowing About 4 Billion Of That!”

Posted by iusbvision on March 5, 2011

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Donald Rumsfeld’s “Parade of Horribles”

Posted by iusbvision on March 4, 2011

Donald Rumsfeld

I now have a better understanding of why the services of Donald Rumsfeld have always been in great demand.

It is well known that during the the early days of the Iraq War mistakes were made, what is less known is that Donald Rumsfeld predicted most of them. Other elements of the Bush Administration either did not take those warnings as seriously as they could have, or plan as effectively as possible in light of his warnings.

Rumsfeld’s “Parade of Horribles”

Parade of Horribles 10-15-2002 – LINK

Arrest Al Sadr or not 1-7-2004 – LINK

re: Security Update Situation in al-Anbar 2006-10-26 – LINK

re: National Security Council Meeting 10-27-2006 – LINK

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Krauthammer criticizes Obama for treating U.S. troop shooting in Germany like ‘a bus accident’

Posted by iusbvision on March 4, 2011

Being soft in the face of this enemy just encourages more attacks. If you don’t understand why this piece of Hollywood from “Balance Of Terror” will explain it – LINK.

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Bill Whittle: How the “Progressive Movement” became corrupt

Posted by iusbvision on March 4, 2011

A history lesson you may never forget.

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IUSB’s own Talia Reed: Indiana Democrats Desert Their Duty

Posted by iusbvision on March 3, 2011

Note – Indiana is now fining missing Democrats $250 a day, Wisconsin is fining missing legislators $100 per day, both plan to bill them with expenses.

Talia Reed now holds elected office in Starke County.

Reed:

Talia Reed

Indiana needs jobs. We didn’t get them when the Democrats had control of the Indiana House in 2008 and so voters traded them in for a Republican leadership in 2010. And with that change of leadership, Republicans have for the most part, spent the first two months of the General Session doing the hard work of creating legislation that will establish an environment in our state to keep and attract business because Republicans know that it is business not government that creates jobs and wealth, and the only way for Hoosiers to have jobs and wealth is to have a business-friendly state. And in comparison to neighboring states such as Illinois, Indiana has been just that.

According to the October 2010 issue of Forbes Magazine, Indiana is first in the Midwest and tenth in the overall nation for lowest cost locations. And because Indiana has the common sense to pay its bills and keep government expenses filed down to match its tax revenue, we are one of only nine states in the nation to hold triple-A credit ratings from all three agencies (Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, and Moody’s).

Practicing common sense and keeping government at bay in order to boast as such is indeed hard work (even if only common sense) because of the incredible fight that ensues by the numerous supplicants who circle our state building seeking whose tax dollars they may devour. And standing up to such brute forces takes real guts and real leadership. But it is the path to prosperity.

We see no such guts nor leadership from the those Democrat Congressmen and women who fled the state for which they claim to serve and high-tail it to that neighboring state whose government surely sympathizes with them. You know which state that is—the one that raised taxes 66% during a lame duck session. The state that is more than $9 billion in debt and carries the worst pension debt in the nation. The one where President Barak Obama was schooled in politics, right next to disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich. While meaningful bills have waited their turn in line, been refined through the committee process, and now deserve their day on the floor, most Democrats, including our own Nancy Dembowski, have chosen to seek sanctuary in this state of Illinois.

Abandoning ship to avoid a quorum is cowardly and irresponsible. Sometimes tough decisions have to be made, even if it means saying no to the unions whose demands taxpayers no longer want nor can afford. Sometimes it means saying no to the unions who contribute considerably to campaigns. Sometimes it means being the minority and not getting your way.

The loophole shenanigan isn’t a new tactic, nor is it a Democrat tactic. In fact, as Pat Bauer, the House Minority leader pointed out in a press conference, it’s one Abraham Lincoln used himself, jumping out of a window to avoid a quorum while he served in the Illinois State Legislature. However, what Pat Bauer left out was the fact that doing so was not something Lincoln was proud of. In fact, his biographer William H. Herndon called it something Lincoln, “always seemed willing to forget.”

It is time for Indiana’s government to stop acting like the government of those debt-ridden, unsustainable states that live from hand to mouth on unrealistic promises that can’t be met, and start acting like the responsible leaders we need and deserve.

Stop wasting our resources and get back to doing the business of the Indiana people.

 

Talia isn’t alone The Indy Star has had it as well:

Indy Star:

It becomes harder by the day to take Indiana House Democrats seriously. 

First, they went on strike to protest legislation they didn’t like — the so-called right-to-work bill. Then they fled the state, holing up in an Urbana, Ill., hotel, where they continue to draw paychecks courtesy of Indiana taxpayers but do no real work. 

And now, after Republicans gave in and agreed to pull the right-to- work legislation from the agenda, House Minority Leader Pat Bauer and his caucus have demanded that as many as 10 other bills be killed. Their demands are so absurd that they even included one bill that the General Assembly already has approved and sent to Gov. Mitch Daniels for his signature.

What’s next? Asking Daniels to personally deliver room service?

Whatever arguments House Democrats had going for them, principally that Republicans had sprung the right-to-work legislation on Hoosiers by surprise, they’ve now squandered.

No matter how much they dislike charter school legislation, or the school voucher bill, or merit pay for teachers, Democrats can’t honestly claim that Indiana voters didn’t have the opportunity to weigh those issues before the November elections. The governor and Republican leaders in the General Assembly made clear the planks of their education reform platform well ahead of Election Day. 

Voters rewarded the GOP with a landslide victory that included a supermajority in the state Senate and 60 seats in the House. Bauer, who decried the reform efforts, was resoundingly dumped as Speaker. 

Now, after having been swept into a distinct minority in the Statehouse, those Democrats who remain in office are trying to block through childish antics what they couldn’t win through democratic action.

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AWESOME! Allen West Video Roundup!

Posted by iusbvision on March 2, 2011

Allen West Stem-winder at CPAC!

Allen West on Multiculturalism w/ Greta: 

Allen West: The liberal left is absolutely terrified of me (and its true).

Allen West Defends the Continuing Resolution/Spending Cuts  with Veteran Reporter Judy Woodruff. This is a no miss interview.  

Allen West on “What is the Tea Party?”

Allen West with Small Business Owner on Obamacare: 

Allen West with Eric Stackelbeck:

Allen West to Congress: Go Bold or Go Home!

Allen West on Israel and Militant Islam 

How Allen West Will heal America 

Allen West: When I win this election I am going to walk up to Nancy Pelosi and say ‘Give Me That Damn Gavel!’ 

Allen West: Liberal Progressive Agenda is Antithesis of Who We Are as a Republic – LINK.

Allen West: PC rules of engagement cost lives. The terrorists are doing what the Quran says – LINK.

Allen West on John Lewis – LINK.

AWESOME VIDEO: CAIR Exec. Confronts Allen West. Wow did he pick the wrong guy to try and pull a fast one on.

The elite media fears West. To say he is rhetorically gifted is an understatement. Having seen West in action in person the best way to describe his rhetorical ability is to mix Ronald Reagan and General Patton.

This is not something I say lightly or easily, but it happens to be the truth. West is so brilliant and so gifted that the White House is his for the taking. I have never said that about anyone before.

CAIR’s executive director Nezar Hamze confronts Allen West thinking he can intimidate and use PC pressure tactics, only to get schooled by Allen West on Islam and its history.

UPDATE – Better video of same incident. The fireworks start a 3:10 –  

UPDATE I – How do you fight an enemy that wants to die for Allah? West: You grant him his wish.

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GOA Report – Dozens of Govt. Agencies in Duplicate – Massive Waste.

Posted by iusbvision on March 2, 2011

52 programs funding entreprenurial efforts.

35 agencies for infrastructure.

26 agencies to fund telecommunications.

18 food assistance programs

47 job training programs

82 programs to improve teachers

…well you get the picture.

The Hill:

GAO report expected to show hundreds of duplicate programs

By Vicki Needham – 02/28/11 09:00 PM ET

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found hundreds of possibly duplicate programs throughout the federal government’s agencies, according to a report scheduled for release on Tuesday.

The GAO, an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress and investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, identified  programs across the agencies including Defense and Energy departments, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday night.

Congress and the White House have targeted many duplicate programs for elimination, including several that are included in the House Republicans’ two-week continuing resolution, also in President Obama’s fiscal 2012 budget, that cuts $4 billion in spending through March 18.

The Journal reported these duplications from the GAO study:

1. Food safety: 15 agencies that implement several federal laws.

2. Defense: Duplication in the purchasing of tactical wheeled vehicles, procurement and medical costs.

3. Economic development: 80 programs spread across several agencies that share goals.

4. Surface transportation: More than 100 programs run by five divisions within the Transportation Department.

5. Energy: Cutting ethanol production programs could save $5.7 billion each year.

6. Government information technology: 24 federal agencies handle IT.

7. Health: The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are still working separately to update electronic health records.

8. Homelessness: There are more than 20 federal programs dealing with the issue.

9. Teachers: 82 programs and several agencies deal with teacher quality.

10. Job training: 44 employment and training programs.

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Glenn Beck Reacts to WI Worker Who Wants to “Take Control” of Workplace to Be “Free”

Posted by iusbvision on March 1, 2011

Watch what this student has to say. Where did he learn such anti-common sense Marxist drivel? How did he become, quite frankly, so dumb? I would bet $1000 that he was indoctrinated by unionized public school teachers and some Marxist professors. Some of you might not be aware of this, but at many universities, if you are not far left you will not get tenure and other academics will try and suppress you. There are thousands of examples of this and some of them are right here at IUSB and others are listed right here on this web site.

Parents, you need to watch this and you need to teach your children to resist Indoctrinate U.

 

Oh what ever you do don’t stop watching now, it gets even better: 

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Xtranormal: The Liberal View of Crime & Punishment

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

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February Round Up Post II

Posted by iusbvision on February 25, 2011

Tons of news this much, too much to blog about individually but all important info so be sure to see February Round Up Post I as well!

I just finished February Round Up Post I and will be updating this post well into Friday.

>> Alaska state rep refuses TSA grope of her mastectomy scars, drives home from Seattle LINK. All I have to say is that who ever runs for the GOP nomination in ’12 will have no chance of victory unless he/she promises to deal with the TSA problem. If anyone wishes to debate the merits of TSA with me go ahead and try in the comments. Good luck, your going to need it.

>> Glenn Beck: FDR’s “New Deal” Agencies vs.  all of the new government agencies in just ObamaCare.

>> Planned Parenthood Campus Outreach: “Don’t try to use science or evidence. Science is not ultimate truth”

>>Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels with John Stossel on how ObamaCare mandates hurt Indiana.

>>Michael Reagan rips Chris Matthews for saying American’s have ‘limited memory’ for praise of Ronald Reagan. We all know that Chris Mathews mostly engages in mindless bomb throwing in a futile attempt to get ratings, but once in a while we tune in to see what hate TV is up to. 

>> Alex Jones Goes Insane About Justin Beiber. Jones is a nut-ball who is trying to create a cult of personality for himself by taking advantage of those just getting started in trying to get involved with politics. He is a conspiracy theorist who, like most effective cult of personality leaders, tells 2/3rds truth and 1/3 half truths and lies. So when you question them they always point to the 2/3 that is true. While he makes some good points in this VERY animated rant, it doesn’t take long before Jones is off in the stratosphere of cookdom.

>>Wow. Rush Limbaugh to Democrats: America Does Not Want What You Have to Offer! This is one of the best monologues I have heard from Rush in a while – LINK (Via Rightscoop). There is a reason why Rush has as many listener as the ABC, CBS and NBC Nightly News combined; except that Rush’s audience still grows and their is still shrinking.

>> Video: Prof. Niall Ferguson takes CNN’s Elliot Spitzer to school on Obama, Egypt, and how the elite media Got it wrongLINK. Walid Shoebat agrees with Prof Ferguson – LINK.

>> Dallas Target: Texas Resident Arrested on Charge of Attempted Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction LINK.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and resident of Lubbock, Texas, was arrested late yesterday by FBI agents in Texas on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his alleged purchase of chemicals and equipment necessary to make an improvised explosive device (IED) and his research of potential U.S. targets.

>> Paul Ryan: I didn’t like ObamaCare but I didn’t walk out!:

>> MRC: Twice in 24 Hours, ABC IDs Michael Reagan as ‘Conservative,’ Ignores Ron Jr Being a LiberalLINK

>> History for Journalistic Dummies:

>> MEP Dan Hannan Letter of Warning To America

>>Krauthammer: Government by Regulation …shhhLINK.

>> People are fleeing some American citiesLINK.

>> James Cameron = Energy Hypocrite

>> Robert Redford = Energy Hypocrite

>>Arizona Muslim Found Guilty of Honor Killing Daughter – Elite Media Silent – LINK

>> Herat province — Afghanistan, Sep.2007: This 12-y-old girl has been given in a forced marriage and she faces violence by her husband everyday. Family violence and child marriage is common across Afghanistan and tens of women every month commit self-immolation to get rid of their desolation.

She says: “Please help me get divorce, next time he will kill me, he injured me with a knife.”

>> Daily Beast – 12 Reasons Obama Could Lose in ’12LINK. Usually Daily beast just has unsubstantiated opinion and personal attacks. I was shocked to see a piece that actually makes an argument.

>> A comprehensive list of tax hikes in ObamaCare LINK.

While I have my disagreements with Rand Paul on some issues, on this budget stuff he is spot on. – Editor

>> Rand Paul on David Letterman

>> Rand Paul on Fox & Friends

>> Rand Paul on Hannity

>> Rand Paul on George Stephanopoulos

>> Can Democracy be grafted into Islamic Countries. Andrew McCarthy makes an argument that in some cases the answer is noLINK.

>> Chevy to spend $40 million on carbon offsetsLINK. This will help make Al Gore even more filthy rich while producing nothing.

>> Greek Unions & Communists Throwing Firebombs at Police –  LINK. If you wanted to see a case against government trade unions this is it.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Young demonstrators hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police as clashes broke out Wednesday in Athens during a mass rally against austerity measures, part of a general strike that crippled services and public transportation around the country.

Police fired tear gas and flash grenades at protesters, blanketing parts of the city center in choking smoke. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators ran to side streets to take cover. A police officer was attacked and his uniform caught fire in the city’s main Syntagma Square, and his motorcycle was burned.

At least two people were injured and another three arrested. One group of rioting youths smashed paving stones in front of the central Bank of Greece, but there were no immediate reports of any serious damage.

More than 30,000 protesters attended the Athens rally, which had been calm before the clashes. Protesters chanting “Don’t obey the rich – Fight back!” marched to parliament as the city center was heavily policed. A brass band, tractors and cyclists joined the rally.

The rally was part of Greece’s first major labor protest this year as Prime Minister George Papandreou’s Socialist government faces international pressure to make more lasting cuts after the nation’s debt-crippled economy was rescued from bankruptcy by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

The 24-hour strike halted trains, ferries and most public transport across the country, and led to the cancellation of more than 100 flights at Athens International Airport. The strike also the closed the Acropolis and other major tourist sites.

State hospital doctors, ambulance drivers, pharmacists, lawyers and tax collectors joined school teachers, journalists and thousands of small businesses as more middle-class groups took part in the protest than have in the past. Athens’ main shopping district was mostly empty, as many small business owners shuttered their stores.

Unions are angry at the ongoing austerity measures put in place by the Socialist government in exchange for a euro110 billion ($150 billion) bailout loan package from European countries and the IMF.

>> US Gun Owners Purchased 14 million Guns Last YearLINK.

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Prof. Niall Ferguson Blasts Obama and MSNBC on Egypt

Posted by iusbvision on February 22, 2011

Niall Ferguson is the kind of academic that one ideally thinks of when it comes to a first rate academic. He is a Senior Fellow at Harvard, Oxford and Stanford.

Niall Ferguson is brilliant and his credentials are second to none. He has no regard for sacred cows or political correctness. This makes sense because an academic should first be a truth teller who makes every effort to avoid putting on rose colored glasses.

Ferguson plays no favorites. He is happy to write for Newsweek, be a regular on MSNBC, and then feels perfectly comfortable telling accurate history and making analysis for Glenn Beck. No matter who Prof. Furguson is in front of he pulls no punches and tells things as they are to the best of his ability. This is exactly the kind of ethical courage and fortitude that every academic should strive for.

One quality that many good academics have is that they go out of their way to correct ignorance no matter who is spewing it. I understand Ferguson’s frustration with the Obama Administration and the State Department who sit back and get their analysis on Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood completely wrong.  Prof. Ferguson cops a bit of an attitude when it comes to this because anyone who just does a few hours of history homework could tell Mika (or Obama) what Ferguson explains here.

The State Department is on the campus of George Washington University. If one studies far left academia and its myopic culture, one soon understands the State Department.

Prof. Ferguson took Mika to school when she challenged Ferguson saying that she thought Egypt was a success for the President. This is a great example of how far removed the elite media is from reality.

This is a must see video.

Ironically, what Prof. Ferguson says about what the Middle East thinks about the naivety of this administration mirrors what Donald Trump says that hid Chinese government contacts are telling him.

UPDATE – Walid Shoebat agrees with Prof Ferguson – LINK.

Prof. Ferguson has little tolerance for spin and nonsense. I am going to start reading his books.

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Why is The Liberal Group Code Pink Praising the Conservative CPAC Conference?

Posted by iusbvision on February 16, 2011

Another great article by Gregory Hilton. While it was important for the Patriot Act to be re-authorized for a time, I do recognize that since Obama took office the abuses of intelligence and snooping have gone up. All of the American people, and conservatives especially, should demand justice for these abuses. While I have been an admirer of James Bovard’s work, we need to keep in mind is that what we need to do is punish the abusers and punish them harshly. What we should NOT do is take away valuable tools for dealing with foreign intelligence threats.

We should keep in mind that illegal snooping was a real problem before the Patriot Act was ever passed. Remember when the Democrats obtained recordings of Newt Gingrich’s and John Boehner’s cell phone calls?

 

Gregory Hilton previously served as Executive Director of the Conservative Victory Fund; Director of Public Affairs for the National Republican Congressional Committee; and as the Republican National Committee’s liaison to the White House Political Affairs Office during the Reagan Administration. Hilton also wrote a full-page political column for the conservative weekly Human Events. Hilton served as Executive Director of the American Security Council for 23 years and has helped to raise $100 million for non-profit organizations.

 

Gregory Hilton:

The liberal activist group Code Pink always blames America first, and now they have found new allies at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Last year I was stunned to see Code Pink’s co-founder Susan “Medea” Benjamin at CPAC. I would not have paid attention if she was protesting, but she was applauding. She enthusiastically approved of Ron Paul’s event, “Conservatives Against War.”

Now Code Pink is praising CPAC for a second year. Their kind words are for Ron Paul’s speech in which the Texas Congressman said: “The Patriot Act is literally the destruction of the Fourth Amendment — that’s what it’s all about.” Code Pink now admires the Libertarian “Repeal the Patriot Act” seminar at CPAC.

The main speaker was Ivan Eland who was “incredulous” when CPAC gave an award to former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and said:

Rumsfeld’s direct role in the unconstitutional excesses of the George W. Bush administration should have probably landed him in jail. . . The assertion that Rumsfeld is “honest” and “forthright” seems an Orwellian attempt to turn black into white.

The other speaker was James Bovard who praised the 27 Republicans who broke ranks to vote against the Patriot Act, which he called “John Boehner’s anti-freedom joyride. . . Congress doesn’t care about the abuses. Congress only cares about their campaign donors.” Bovard said there was a close overlap between the members who voted against the Act and those who attend Ron Paul’s weekly study meetings.

The Code Pink co-founder says her organization, the Libertarians and some Tea Party members are the only ones who are paying attention to the Constitution and defending it against abuse. Medea Benjamin also claims George W. Bush violated the Constitution which is why she was in the forefront of efforts to impeach him.

  • Benjamin always refers to herself as a human rights activist, but she vigorously supports the worst human rights abusers. She wanted the United States to do nothing about genocide and ethnic cleaning in the former Yugoslavia. The Taliban would still be in power if were up to her, and Saddam Hussein would have been allowed to control the oil fields of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. She says “violence is never the answer.”
  • She lived in Cuba for four years and has written three books praising Fidel Castro.
  • Benjamin and her fellow Code Pink members have referred to U.S. soldiers as “murderers,” “terrorists,” “baby killers,” and “assassins.” They did that outside of a Halloween Party for children of service members who had been deployed to Iraq.
  • She received diplomatic courtesy letters from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressmen Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Henry Waxman (D-CA). This allowed her to visit Fallujah, Iraq in late 2004 to donate $600,000 worth of humanitarian aid to the people who had just killed 51 Americans and wounded 560 more earlier that month. Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah was the heaviest US urban combat since the Vietnam War, and Benjamin said she wanted to assist “the other side.”
  • She has been active in efforts to raise money for Hamas, and denounces Israel’s actions to protect its civilian population. She praises Jimmy Carter’s book “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid” for using the term “apartheid” to describe Israel’s policies.  Benjamin is part of a grassroots movement to boycott Israel based on the 1980s anti-apartheid campaign that targeted South Africa.
  • The first official letter from the Hamas leadership to President Obama on future negotiations was given to Benjamin for hand delivery. Code Pink wants the Obama administration to negotiate with Hamas without any preconditions, including no recognition of Israel and no halt to terrorist activities.
  • Benjamin has been arrested dozens of times at anti-war events, and at Donald Rumsfeld’s home. She tried to arrest Karl Rove at a booking signing for war crimes.
  • She believes Bush and Obama are the true terrorists. Benjamin is a member of the Green Party and was their U.S. Senate candidate in California. According to her, Republicans and Democrats are both “Stinking liars.”
  • Susan Benjamin was born in 1952 and during her first year at Tufts University she renamed herself Medea after a Greek mythological character.  Her role model was from a wealthy family, had an attitude of self-importance and elitism. The Greek character murdered her two children in an act of revenge against her husband.
  • Who does Medea Benjamin like? She wrote about it on the Huffington Post:

Ron Paul’s anti-war/anti-empire message and consistent votes against war funding is a refreshing turn from liberal Democrats who decry war but always vote to fund it . . . At the Tea Party rally he took on conservatives for wanting to be policemen of the world. He says ‘We’re stretched too far with all this government spending overseas. We should just mind our own business.’ His anti-empire message appears to be catching on in right wing circles. Libertarians and social progressives can make common cause against expansive–and expensive–empire.

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Judge: You can film the police

Posted by iusbvision on February 16, 2011

And the police officer who just couldn’t figure out the First Amendment has earned his department a nice big fat monetary loss.

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Bill O’Reilly: President Obama And Spending Our Money – 02/14/11

Posted by iusbvision on February 16, 2011

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Leftist Elitism in Action!

Posted by iusbvision on February 15, 2011

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