Saturday, October 31, 2009

Top Obama fundraisers get posts - USATODAY.com

Top Obama fundraisers get posts - USATODAY.com: "WASHINGTON — More than 40% of President Obama's top-level fundraisers have secured posts in his administration, from key executive branch jobs to diplomatic postings in countries such as France, Spain and the Bahamas, a USA TODAY analysis finds."

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Tip On Using the White House Visitor Logs, Just Posted - Stephen Spruiell - The Corner on National Review Online

A Tip On Using the White House Visitor Logs, Just Posted - Stephen Spruiell - The Corner on National Review Online: "As far as I can tell, THE Andrew Stern was the top outside visitor to the White House with approximately 20 visits, or about three visits per month, including four relatively small meetings with the president and a dozen with other White House staffers. Stern has openly bragged about the SEIU's $61 million investment in Barack Obama. It certainly bought him a lot of access."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The People's Cube - Unions, Lenin, and the American Way

The People's Cube - Unions, Lenin, and the American Way: "The 'card-check' debates in the US Congress reminded me of my own experiences with trade unions in the USSR, where organized labor was part of the official establishment and union membership was universal and mandatory. It also reminded me of how that system's seemingly magnanimous goals - fairness, economic equality, and social justice - in real life brought forth a rigged game of wholesale corruption, forced inequality, and grotesque injustice."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Centralized, Authoritarian Government FAIL

Centralized, Authoritarian Government FAIL: "The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775 - you have had 234 years to get it right; it is broke.

Social Security was established in 1935 - you have had 74 years to get it right; it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - you have had 71 years to get it right; it is broke.

The “War on Poverty” started in 1964 - you have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor”; it hasn’t worked and our entire country is broke."

Jim DeMint: What I Heard in Honduras - WSJ.com

Jim DeMint: What I Heard in Honduras - WSJ.com: "So far, the Obama administration has ignored these requests and instead has repeatedly doubled down. It's revoked the U.S. travel visas of President Micheletti, his government and private citizens, and refuses to talk to the government in Tegucigalpa. It's frozen desperately needed financial assistance to one of the poorest and friendliest U.S. allies in the region. It won't release the legal basis for its insistence on Mr. Zelaya's restoration to power. Nor has it explained why it's setting aside America's longstanding policy of supporting free elections to settle these kinds of disputes."

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Poisonous Cocktail - Forbes.com

A Poisonous Cocktail - Forbes.com: "The White House and Congress want to expand a 30-year-old law--the Community Reinvestment Act--that helped to fuel the mortgage meltdown. What the CRA does, in effect, is compel banks to seek the permission of community activists to get regulatory approval for bank expansions and mergers. Often this means striking a deal with activist groups such as ACORN or unions like the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and agreeing to allocate credit to poor and minority areas that are underserved."