Saturday, May 29, 2010

Welcome to Venezuela: FTC Proposes Federalizing Newspapers, and Killing off Blogs

Welcome to Venezuela: FTC Proposes Federalizing Newspapers, and Killing off Blogs: "Writing at Business Insider, Jeff Jarvis describes the next stage of the administration's systematic obliteration of the Constitution: federalizing newspapers and killing blogs. The Federal Trade Commission has posted its 'potential policy recommendations to support the reinvention of journalism', which is not only an unprecedented federal overreach, but truly a repudiation of the First Amendment itself."

Power Line - The Asher doctrine applied

Power Line - The Asher doctrine applied: "1. 'Guam is sinking.' Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) said it, that's good enough for me.

2. 'Aliens visit earth, stalk Denis Kucinich.' After all, Rep. Denis Kucinich (D., Ohio) says it's true.

3. 'Robert Mugabe is blameless in Zimbabwe's collapse.' Nothing to see here: Forget the famine, forget the thuggery, forget the hyperinflation. Mugabe was just righting wrongs. After all, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D., Ga.) said so.

4. 'Television broadcasts began years earlier than we realized.' After all, Joe Biden said Franklin D. Roosevelt got on TV to explain the stock market crash in 1929, even though commercial broadcasts only began the next decade."

Monday, May 24, 2010

� President Obama Deeply Connected To Organizers Of Recent Angry Street Mob Actions - Big Government

� President Obama Deeply Connected To Organizers Of Recent Angry Street Mob Actions - Big Government: "President Obama has long standing and deep relationships with these people, who organize law breaking mob actions on the streets of America.
More than one of these groups and their organizers have visited the Obama White House more than once, begging the question regarding these protest “actions”- what did the President know and when did he know it?
If the President of the United States is using the powers of the Executive Branch of government to help coordinate/facilitate mob actions against American citizens, would that be an impeachable offense? Would it at least warrant a couple of questions from the alleged White House Press Corps?"

� Financial Regulatory Reform: Missing an Obvious Target - Big Government

� Financial Regulatory Reform: Missing an Obvious Target - Big Government: "Of all of the bailouts handed over to private banks, investment firms, automobile companies and insurance companies, none have been more outrageous than the bailouts provided to Fannie Mae and it’s first cousin, Freddie Mac.� Although the government very belatedly seized these GSEs, taxpayer money continues to be provided to these hybrid public‑private creations right under our collective noses each and every day.� The Congressional pontificators have focused attention on every miscreant except the one they (or their predecessors) created and which they continue to feed."

No more police escorts for union thugs | Washington Examiner

No more police escorts for union thugs | Washington Examiner: "As the noise levels rise and demonstrators start banging on your front door, you begin to fear that something very bad is about to happen. Then you spot the police cars, and relief floods over you. 'At least the cops will keep things under control,' you tell yourself. But your relief is shattered when you realize the cops you thought were there to protect you are actually from another jurisdiction and they are there because they escorted the mob to your address."

Teachers Seek $23b- Lifeline or Bailout? � Liveshots

Teachers Seek $23b- Lifeline or Bailout? � Liveshots: "The Keep Our Educators Working Act has garnered support from some predictable quarters – and opposition from some surprising ones.� Interviewed in Minneapolis during a nationwide tour of beleaguered local school districts, many of which are already laying off teachers and closing down vital programs, Randi Weingarten, herself a former teacher and now president of the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers, told Fox News the $23 billion is urgently needed to avert further “draconian” measures."

Friday, May 21, 2010

Chicago Boyz #teaparty The trend to cash medical practice

Chicago Boyz � Blog Archive � The trend to cash medical practice: "The reason why I believe this trend is growing rapidly is that some states, like Massachusetts, plan to pass laws requiring doctors to accept Medicare as a condition of licensure. If they were not worried, why write a law about it ? Medicare has a provision that they determine the price and there are no extra charges allowed."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Crony Capitalism -- Statistical Evidence that the Government and the Investment Banks Have Rigged the Stock Market

Crony Capitalism -- Statistical Evidence that the Government and the Investment Banks Have Rigged the Stock Market: "Earlier this week, financial news junkies heard that investment banking giants Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan achieved improbable proprietary trading performances this past quarter. Each had a record number of profitable, prop-trading days: all of them."

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fannie Lost $13.1 Billion In 1Q, Needs Another $8.4 Billion Infusion - FOXBusiness.com

Fannie Lost $13.1 Billion In 1Q, Needs Another $8.4 Billion Infusion - FOXBusiness.com: "Mortgage giant Fannie Mae (FNM: 1.06, 0.04, 3.92%) bled another $13.1 billion during the first quarter, prompting the U.S.-owned company to request another $8.4 billion cash infusion from the Treasury Department."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

U.S. taxpayers are helping finance Greek bailout | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

U.S. taxpayers are helping finance Greek bailout | The Daily Caller - Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment: "Congress didn’t learn their lesson after the $700 billion failed bank bailout and let world leaders shake down U.S taxpayers for international bailout money at the G-20 conference in April 2009. G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors asked the United States, the IMF’s largest contributor, for a whopping $108 billion to rescue bankers around the world and the Obama Administration quickly obliged."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Google Reader (1000 )

Google Reader (1000 ):#teaparty "It seems Big Labor’s glory days have passed them by and that’s fueling their effort to pass state laws, such as in Wisconsin, ordering the teaching of “the history of organized labor in America and the collective bargaining process,” according to the bill recently signed by Gov. Jim Doyle."

Hedge funds donate big to Democrats - The Hill's On The Money

Hedge funds donate big to Democrats - The Hill's On The Money: "The top 10 highest-paid hedge fund managers in 2009 have dished out campaign contributions almost only to Democrats.

Over their lifetimes, those managers have given almost $33 million in campaign contributions to Democrats, according to research by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and that is based on data maintained by the nonpartisan CQMoneyline."

Sunday, May 2, 2010

You Can Feed the Crocodile... - Mark Steyn - #teaparty

You Can Feed the Crocodile... - Mark Steyn - The Corner on National Review Online: "The dark green Nissan Pathfinder with tinted windows was parked near the junction of 45th Street and Broadway.

The location is also adjacent to the Viacom building, fuelling speculation that it might be linked to the company's controversial South Park cartoon which recently depicted Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit."

Fair Game - At G.M., Repaying Taxpayers With Their Own Cash - NYTimes.com

Fair Game - At G.M., Repaying Taxpayers With Their Own Cash - NYTimes.com: "Truth seekers the nation over, therefore, are indebted to Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, who in recent days uncovered what he called a government-enabled “TARP money shuffle.” It relates to General Motors, which on April 21 paid the balance of its $6.7 billion loan under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

G.M. trumpeted its escape from the program as evidence that it had turned the corner in its operations. “G.M. is able to repay the taxpayers in full, with interest, ahead of schedule, because more customers are buying vehicles like the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse,” boasted Edward E. Whitacre Jr., its chief executive."

Power Line - Investigate this

Power Line - Investigate this: "GM's fraudulent public relations blitz took place with the support of the Obama administration, up to and including Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. Geithner's participation makes his tax cheating and related testimony pale in comparison.

In retrospect, it is obvious that GM undertook the blitz at the behest of the Obama administration. It is symptomatic of the era of national socialism in which we find ourselves, and for which GM is a leading indicator."

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Grateful for ObamaCare, drug lobby goes to bat for Harry Reid | Washington Examiner

Grateful for ObamaCare, drug lobby goes to bat for Harry Reid | Washington Examiner: "You catch that part at the end, where the ad for Harry Reid, facing the toughest reelection of his life, was paid for by PhRMA — the drug lobby. And check these numbers from 2009, showing that PhRMA spent more than any single-industry lobby — or the numbers from 2010’s first quarter showing the same thing."