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Stimulus Nonsense

Democrats would like us to believe the $825 billion dollar stimulus package is required to recover from the recession. In fact, this bill is nothing but a conglomeration of the spending packages they have dreamed about for the past few decades. The main stream media also seems to have forgotten to tell us that with interest this bill comes to over $1.1 trillion dollars. This debt amounts to over $9,000 per family in taxes.

By Guest Column Roger King- Thursday, January 29, 2009 - Full Story

Brewing Boston Tea in California

- Satire -

Rarely has the California Franchise Tax Board saved me money. In fact, I usually end up sending the vipers and crooks running our state a few hundred dollars (or more) in taxes owed around this time of year.

By John Lillpop - Thursday, January 29, 2009 - Full Story

Binding arbitration gives unions huge edge over business at tilted bargaining table

-Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON, D.C. — By now, many people know that the so-called Employee Free Choice Act — also known as “Card Check” — would strip workers of the protection of a secret ballot vote in union organizing elections.  This inherently undemocratic proposal would make it cheap and easy for unions to corral new members — and the union dues that come with them.

By Guest Column - Thursday, January 29, 2009 - Full Story

Just How Dumb Can We Be?

Stimulus? Hardly! .....
Welfare? Snake Oil? Propaganda?  Lies? Fear?
Manufactured Crisis? Buying Votes?
You bet!

By Ron Ewart - Thursday, January 29, 2009 - Full Story

Obama’s Destruction of the USA Shifts into High Gear

Before our very eyes—no longer hidden in dark corners—the greatest economic theft in history is occurring.  And the same individuals who are largely—if not completely—responsible for the US’ economic downturn (does anyone still remember the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac crises that began the collapse of the financial dominoes?) have now taken charge of ‘correcting the problem’.  Names like Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd, Barack Obama, Daniel H. Mudd, Franklin Raines and Jamie Gorelick come quickly and easily to mind.  Note:  If you don’t know it, you may wish to check the political affiliation of all of these individuals.  *Hint*:  They are all member of the same party.

By Sher Zieve - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

Congressional Democrats Bankrupted the Nation

Even though the US congress has been mucking up the banking industry since 1916, few Americans are familiar with GSE’s, (Government Sponsored Enterprises). As a result, the people have hired the same people who destroyed the US economy to begin with, to fix the US economy. Those people are now attempting to save the nation from complete economic collapse via the same failed economic policies that caused the crisis…

By JB Williams - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

Obama’s Election Leads To Societal Trivialization

There is a long human tradition of celebrating the lives of great men by naming buildings and institutions after them. Men that were consequential to their age — or a later one, for that matter — are memorialized by their progeny and held out as the pinnacle of human achievement. Brave, heroic, intelligent, leaders of men, father’s of their people or their field of study, such men are the stuff of legend and societal memory. Memorializing them brings social continuity and gives current generations an ideal model to emulate.

By Warner Todd Huston - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

Hey Kids, It’s a Depression!

Here’s the difference between a recession and a depression as defined by Bloomberg Business News:

By Alan Caruba - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

Wall Street’s Marxist Presidential Pawn

There was big news out of the U.S. Senate on Monday evening but the major media were not paying much attention. By approving exposed tax cheat Timothy Geithner as President Obama’s Treasury Secretary, the Democratic Party was confirming and advertising itself as the party of Wall Street.  

By Cliff Kincaid - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

The MOTHERS Act - Trolling for Mental Patients in a Maternity Ward Near You

Certain Congressmen who normally spend time pushing legislation are on a mission to “save” birthing mothers of America from “mental illness.” The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act exploits a mother who was “treated” with almost everything the mental health industry can offer, from drug cocktails to electroshock. These “treatments” worked so well for Melanie that she jumped from a 12th story Chicago hotel room window.

By Christian Newswire - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

Obama, Mitchell, Israel, and What Lies Ahead

Roni Bart, INSS

President Barack Obama holds a balanced stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and his appointment of former senator George Mitchell as special envoy for peace in the Middle East reflects this. Still, the stance and the envoy are expected to challenge Israel in a way that might cast a pall on the relationship between the two nations.

By INSS - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

The New Dictator In Washington Will Change America

The Democrats’ answer to government overspending and overextended credit is more overspending and overextended credit. Obama now wants another trillion dollars in stimulus money to use as he sees fit. The federal government is trying to buy the free enterprise system, lock, stock, and barrel from the private sector, so that politicians can run and control it just like they do in Communist countries. They are forcing bailout (buyout) money on companies and banks who don’t even need it or want it - to gain control of those companies and banks.

By JR Dieckmann - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - Full Story

Victory—President Obama Strips Contraceptive Measure from Economic Stimulus Plan

In the face of a national campaign and pressure from pro-life and faith groups the democratic house leadership has withdrawn a plan to distribute $200 million worth of contraceptives to low income families.

By Christian Newswire - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Full Story

More Suited for Elective Office: Rush or Oprah?

- Satire -
How is it that talk show hosts are mentioned so prominently in political news these days?

By John Lillpop - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Full Story

Dems now say they need more money and power

Online headline: US seizing of Iranian ship ‘a covert op’”  by Yaakov Lappin © 2009 Jerusalem Post, January 25, 2009
“There’s been no good news,” said Vice President Joe Biden on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” “and there’s no good news on the immediate horizon.”

By Jerry McConnell - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Full Story

Why I like Blago

On Monday January 25, 2009 Canada Free Press briefly published on its website the article (http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/01/why_i_like_blago.html) without linking it back to AmericanThinker.com, the site where the article originated.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Full Story

Of False Choices Part II

Where the President and I have perhaps our biggest disagreements - and where I believe he is dead wrong are in the critical areas of national security and military matters. I can only hope his naiveté doesn’t lead to another attack on US soil or a weakening of US combat readiness, but his plans in these areas will expose us to those dangers.

By Jayme Evans - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Full Story

Letting the Evidence Speak for Itself

In a letter recently submitted to Education Week CITATION Ste09 \l 1033 (Stephen Krashen, 2009) Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, draws attention to the Reading First final impact study which showed that children following an intensive decoding-based curriculum do well on tests of decoding but not on measures of reading comprehension when compared with regular students. He reminds readers that the National Reading Panel, the foundation for Reading First, came up with similar results.

By Nancy Salvato - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Full Story

Obama’s Little Red Book

Well, actually it’s blue, but that doesn’t diminish the Pocket Obama’s creepy resemblance to Mao’s Little Red Book.

By Matthew Vadum - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Full Story

King Obama has Spoken

It has taken less than two weeks in office for Barack Obama to confirm that his delusions of grandeur, evidence of which we saw throughout his campaign, are real. I am tempted to refer to him from now on as King Obama, not President Obama.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - Full Story