POLL: 58% Favor Govt ‘Shutdown’…

A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that fifty-eight percent (58%) says it’s better to have a partial shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on what spending to cut. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

And just 33% of Likely U.S. Voters would rather have Congress avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at the same levels as last year.

The Democrats in Congress never passed a budget for 2011 but authorized spending for a few months. That authorization will expire soon, and Congress must act quickly or a number of federal government services could be shut down.

Charlie Sheen to CBS: ‘We Are at War’

Charlie Sheen is the son of Martin Sheen considered Hollywood’s most ardent left-wing hack.

Sheen has launched another crude attack against his bosses at CBS after  the remaining season of Two and a Half Men has been scrapped.

Sheen (now in the Bahamas) called into the radio show Loose Cannons and lashed out at his bosses – whom he called “clowns” – for “getting up in my grill, telling me how to live my personal life.”

“I kept saying back off, back off – and they wouldn’t,” he added. “I kept asking for that respect and I couldn’t get it.

“These guys are just a couple AA Nazis and really just blunt hypocrites,” said Sheen, referring to producers Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn. 

“People can’t figure me out, they can’t process me, I don’t expect them to, you can’t process me with a normal brain,” Sheen noted.

“I’m tired of pretending like I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending like I’m not bitchin’, a total freakin’ rock star from Mars,” Sheen ended wild eyed..   Sheen ego-tour "Torpedo of Truth" pukes in Detroit.

Obama Impeachment?

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s decision not to fully enforce the Defense of Marriage law eventually could lead to a constitutional crisis, as he has directly violated his constitutional duties by arbitrarily suspending a law.

Obama Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the administration will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, which has banned recognition of same-sex marriage for 15 years. President Clinton signed the act into law in 1996.

“First of all, he campaigned in favor of [the law]. He is breaking his word to the American people,” Gingrich says.

“Second, he swore an oath on the Bible to become president that he would uphold the Constitution and enforce the laws of the United States. He is not a one-person Supreme Court. The idea that we now have the rule of Obama instead of the rule of law should frighten everybody,” reiterated Gingrich.

Obama’s dangerous course of action to withdraw from defending the law against an onslaught from left-wing radicals is an impeachable offense as a dereliction of duty and oath of office.

Bush Boycotts Rapist Assange

George W Bush has canceled a scheduled appearance at a conference tomorrow because Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is on the same bill.

Assange’s WikiLeaks has released tens of thousands of secret U.S. government and military documents endangering US personnel and aiding the enemy.

Assange is the espionage criminal recently extradited to face rape charges in Sweden. The 39-year-old Australian is accused of sexually assaulting one woman and raping another during a week-long animal-like orgy in Stockholm in August.

Assange has been hiding out in Britain for the past few months trying to avoid the Swedish courts. However, a Feb. 24th ruling by District Judge Howard Riddle said extraditing Assange to Sweden would not breach his human rights.

The U.S. government’s slow but steady march toward prosecuting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has picked up momentum in recent weeks.  The Justice Department has subpoenaed the Twitter account information of WikiLeaks. Facebook and Google are rumored to have received similar court orders. An indictment under the Espionage Act appears most likely, although conspiracy charges are reportedly being considered as well. For those who question under what law Assange can be prosecuted, see the US Espionage Act of 1917.

When Assange is extradited to the U.S. from Sweden, he may face the death penalty if convicted of Espionage.

Home Sales Drop 12.6% In January

New U.S. single-family home sales fell more than expected in January.

The Democrats spent years creating the worst housing crash in American history.  Often referred to as the  “Fannie Mae Sub-prime Crash Of 2007″.
The frontal assault on the middle class has been grim indeed.   Fannie & Freddie have cost the taxpayers dearly, a half dozen bailouts, the current red ink for Fannie Mae here.

The culprits included Carter, Clinton, Obama, Dodd and Frank.  All garnered favors for their unique and individual participation in destroying the housing and the economy of today.

With the death of housing, comes the death of property tax revenues.  The karma setup by the Democrats over their “Affordable Housing For The Poor” has clearly backfired.  Now we see nationwide layoffs of state and local workers, primarily union workers, the very constituents that propped up the politicians Dodd and Frank, architects of the crash.

All of it naturally and inexorably leading to the eventual demise of the Democrats themselves, as the voters are slowly seeing who the black hats have been and what they have done to their middle class housing equity.

Dodd is gone.  Frank remains.  And so is the housing wasteland.

Chicago Corruption Continues...

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan received a sentence of six and a half years in prison, after being convicted on charges of racketeering, mail fraud, filing false tax returns, and lying to investigators. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that in the last three decades, at least 79 local elected officials have been convicted of a crime, including three governors, one mayor, and a whopping 27 aldermen from the Windy City.

What makes Chicago so corrupt?

Between 1995 and 2004, 469 politicians from the federal district of Northern Illinois were found guilty of corruption.  Chicago moved towards a one-party system that made it even more vulnerable to corruption: The city's last Republican mayor left office in 1931.

Now we have Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel, the Obama hit man who often used physical confrontation to intimidate and coerce while on capital hill.  He returns to Chicago, and not surprisingly, thru yet more corruption, bypasses the rules regarding city residency, and becomes the new mayor.  Emanuel takes the legacy and the reigns from the long-time corrupt family, the Dailey's, to no doubt bring Chicago to its next level of degradation, and failure.

Obama Government Shutdown

Obama and his co-conspirator Democrats are spending, spending, spending...now they want to shutdown the entire government rather than stop spending.

With Democrats and Republicans at a stalemate, cuts versus spending, just one week shy of the deadline the usual suspects Harry Reid, Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuckie Shummer are betting once again against you, the American People.

The five-day government stoppage in 1995 caused delays in processing of Social Security, Medicare and veterans' checks.  Bill Clinton at that time pitted threats and spread fear on Social Security cuts to shift the blame for the shutdown to the GOP.  

The Democrats of today are betting that same bet, but its different this time.  Voters know that the Democrats record spending spree has resulted in a complete meltdown of the entire government, and Social Security along with it.

The Democrats failed to pass a budget for the current fiscal year, the GOP has met their campaign pledge to cut spending, it is up to the Democrats to do what the people demand. 

Is anyone else tired of the Democrats, Obama and their manipulation?  Sign Cut Spending Petition Here.

May the Democrats suffer the consequences of their shutdown in 2012.

Harry Reid Fingers Nevada Brothels

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, urging Nevada to have an "adult conversation about an adult subject," called on Nevada to abolish legalized prostitution. 

Brothel owner Dennis Hof was present during the speech with "10 hookers in the front row."  All of whom would lose their jobs.

Nevada faces the nations steepest budget shortfall as a percentage of the entire budget, $3.1 Billion in a budget that is just over $6 Billion in size.  Nevada also has the nations worst jobless rate, over 12.8%.

What is going on with Harry and the other Democrats?  The one tax resource that is not in decline in Nevada, and Reid is going after it?   Reid is also the main detractor of Yucca Mountain in Nevada, a massive new income source the state must ignore due to Harry and Obama's ignorance on the subject.

Harry, aren't you supposed to be dreaming up ways to SUPPORT the state you hail from, and not target new ways to cripple it?    Just asking...

Democrats Throw Tantrum In Wisconsin and Indiana

Unions are finally facing a little of the economy they helped to crash when they voted in Democrats who pushed their "Affordable Housing For The Poor" agenda at Fannie Mae leading to the Housing Crash of 2007..

The voters are learning the hard way how the Unions have been extorting from them over the years, now its payback time.

Legislatures in Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey, and now Indiana are readying a serious vote on massive budget shortfalls, and massive Union pension liabilities in their states.

Wait a minute...we forgot about the childish Democrats that survived the worst mid-term drubbing in American History - want to play run and hide to avoid a Quorum.

Adult Democrats doing their duty?  What a laugh.  The Democrats can't win at the polls, so the few that remain are running to other states, like the time you hid under the porch to stave off a spanking.

Well, this is not about a spanking, its about the adult task of correcting the excesses of the Union sweetheart deals Democrats themselves gave to the SEIU, AFCME, AFT, and Teamsters over the years.

We invite the Democrats, the Unions and their members to grow up, get back to work.  Play-time is over.

Michelle Obama Pigs Out On Ribs In Vail

Remember the divine Miss M’s taxpayer funded billion buck food giveaways in inner-city schools?  It appears what’s good for obese grade-schoolers is different for Michelle herself.

The first lard-ass went to Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail Village on Saturday night, dining on a whipped pickled pumpkin salad with arugula cheese and a braised ancho-chile short rib covered in a sugar-malt goo.  She topped off the mess with a big helping of Jelly-Bean salad stuffed with Yo Momma’s Grape Koolaide; a southern delicacy.

Of course the meal, and the Vail ski vacation for Michelle and her pair of goslings are once again, on taxpayer dime.

The hypocrisy of the Obama's is pretty fresh, as is the powder in Vail Resorts this year.  When unveiling his budget, Barak reminded Americans, "Everybody's going to have to give a little bit."  He further suggested: "If you're a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, you might put off a vacation."

Rasmussen Reports Barak's approval ratings are going south again, back down to 44%.

George Soros Paints Fox News As Nazis

Well, look, Fox News makes a habit — it has imported the methods of George Orwell, you know, newspeak, where you can tell the people falsehoods and deceive them,” Soros said.

Soros is indeed a Puppet Master, his billions are behind the most extreme left-wing fringe organizations.   Including deeply into Obama himself. 

Soros became known as "the Man Who Broke the Bank of England" after he made a reported $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crises.

George said in The Age of Fallibility that "the main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States".

Soros gave $3 million to the Center for American Progress, $2.5 million to MoveOn.org, and $20 million[46] to America Coming Together.

Soros and other donors backed a new political fundraising group called Democracy Alliance, which supports extreme left-wing causes.

Soros donated $23,581,000 to various 527 groups dedicated to defeating President Bush in 2004, luckily he failed.  So for George, the reelection of Obama is an imperative.

George Soros donated $1 million to the Drug Policy Alliance to fund Proposition 19, the biggest donation in the campaign, that would have legalized marijuana in the state of California.  Soros has long tried to get drugs legalized, including the most dangerous ones like Heroin, and Cocaine.

Black Friday For The Obama Regime

  • GOP Led House Slashes $61 Billion From 2010 Budget (Obama Red Ink $1.65 Trillion).
  • Blocks funding for current phase for (Obamacare).
  • The House passed amendment to block funding of Oversight for For-Profit Schools - Dept. Of Education.
  • The House also blocked funding for the Czars on health care, energy and climate, green jobs, urban affairs, the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, oversight of TARP executive compensation, diversity at the Federal Communications Commission and the auto industry manufacturing policy.

    Black friday Feb. 18, 2011 . Another $45 Billion would have been possible were the current budget year not nearly over.  Next budget year, 2012 will require at least $2 Trillion in cuts.  The real work has yet to begin.

    Cops Hunt Derelict Democrats In Wisconsin

    Senate Democrats in Wisconsin failed to show up Thursday for a vote on a "union-busting" bill that has prompted police officers to launch a dragnet for the missing lawmakers.

    As thousands of anarchist teachers and public employees flood the Wisconsin capitol, police hunt Democratic senators who skipped a vote on a bill requiring union concessions to help close the state's $3.6B budget gap.

    This is how they play.  Voters want this, the Democrats and Unions do not.  So?  Defy the will of the people, riot in the chamber, and play a game of chicken with the vote.  Democracy?  No.  Anarchy.

    "It's kind of unbelievable that they're elected to do a job and they wouldn't show up to do it," Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald

    Obama has been feeding unions since he was sworn in, frankly, he needs to butt out, but lets face it, Obama was given $400 million in his 2008 campaign,  the Union mob bosses are calling in their bought guy.

    Unions are facing justice nationwide now that taxpayers are fed up.  Unions are not shy about making threats against teachers, legislators, and even to Obama, whom they say they will abandon if Obama doesn't "pay up".

    Unions protect the dysfunctional system, dysfunctional teachers, and threaten both parents and kids when challenged on reasonable reforms like teacher testing, tenure, and over-the-top pensions and pay.  Remember, unions destroyed entire industries in Textiles, Steel, and Auto, before they bumped onto the idea of going after the taxpayers..

    We the people own the government, and we the people will fire every Union hack if need be, and reclaim our budgets and our country, if/when push comes the shove.

    World Bank: Food Prices At "dangerous levels"

    In a new report issued by the World Bank, global food prices have jumped 29% in the past year, and are just 3% below the all-time peak hit in 2008.

    Beef prices will reach a record high in 2012. Hence Obama offering horse meat for human consumption.

    Grains, in particular, are more expensive than ever, with corn prices up 53% in 2010 and another 28% in 2011. Wheat is up 47% and rice now at its highest level in more than two years.

    Princeton researcher Tim Searchinger, in a column last week in the Washington Post, argued that bio-fuels — both corn-based ethanol in the U.S. and biodiesel, which depends on palm oil, elsewhere — now consume more than 6.5% of the world's grain and 8% of its vegetable oil.  In 2011, that soared another 8.8%.

    Recall that the Obama administration is working hard to pump more billions into the Iowa corn farmers.  And wasting billions more on bankrupt 'green' tech companies.   Obama's EPA just increased levels of Ethanol in gasoline to a full 15%.

    Green tech is not soylent green tech, its taking food from the mouths of babes.  Swapping food for fuel is one definition of insanity.

    CDC Warns Untreatable Gonorrhea On The Loose
    Women In Relationships Get Fatter, Quicker

    NYSE Taken Over By German Deutsche Boerse

    Deutsche Boerse will take over NYSE Euronext in a move indicative of the decline of American financial power.  Reto Francioni of Deutsche Boerse, who will become chairman, insisted at a news conference that the deal, which he said "reshapes our entire industry," is not moving the once powerful financial center of New York City to Frankfurt, which is today the European financial capital.

    U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, who first raised the name issue over the weekend, has been insisting that NYSE should come first in the name of the group, a chunk of hubris typical of Schumer. The Germans take a 60/40 controlling share.

    The New York Stock Exchange traces its origins to 1792, when twenty-four New York City stockbrokers and merchants signed the Buttonwood Agreement.  In a real sense, the birth of the NYSE aligns with the birth of the US itself.

    Ironic that a German firm wields the death blow.

    First the death of the US Auto industry, and now the end of the NYSE, so far Obama's legacy is mounting a string of ugly firsts that will no doubt be a dark mark in the 'real' history books.

    Sen. Mitch McConnell Says Obama Agenda Is `over'

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Saturday that President Barack Obama's legislative agenda is "over," but said GOP lawmakers are willing to work with the White House to do what they "think is right for America."

    McConnell said the national debt has grown rapidly with the stimulus spending under Obama, and yet national unemployment remains stubbornly high.

    Obama has created a mountain of debt, a long list of failed programs, and even hurt our future over Oil and energy costs.

    His agenda is even more destructive than Jimmy Carter's.  Is it finally over?

    Well, if it is over, we many be finally turning from the dark side, and looking to work on fixing the messes, if not, well, then we are still at risk of vaporizing the greatest nation mankind has ever produced, and our kids of course, lose their inheritance.


    Obama Heading Toward Government Shutdown

    “I think nothing's off the table at this point,” Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina said, warning that uncontrolled spending will inevitably lead to an impasse -- and ultimately a shutdown.

    Republican leaders pledged to cut $100 billion from President Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget.  Obama is fighting the cuts as expected, ignoring the deep disaster in the country's finances he largely created.

    The federal government will run out of money between April 5 and May 3 of 2011.

    Democrats played this game once before, during the Clinton Admin, but the rules were far different then.  Voters are angry, and the country is bankrupt.  Obama will lose this Mexican stand-off.

    Quickdraw Arizona Sheriff Blasts Rush Limbaugh

    "The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information," Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said today.

    The lightning speed of left wing attacks began with this irresponsible, inciting rhetoric from the sheriff of Pima Co.

    Subsequent evidence proves the shooter is a paranoid schizophrenic, not political, obsessed since 2007 with Giffords.

    This episode will not be remembered for the mass killings of yet another madman, but will instead be remembered as an; INSIDIOUS ATTEMPT TO HIJACK A TRAGEDY FOR POLITICAL ENDS.

    This sheriff is a disgusting guy.  The babbling left wing hobbits, whose real intent is to control the speech of American Patriots - will fail.

    America is far stronger than these feeble and shallow hypocrites.

    Gov. Jerry Brown Snatches Egypt To Raise Taxes

    Jerry Brown cites Egypt unrest to make case for tax hikes!

    Typical of Democrats, Jerry Brown being a senior hobbit among them, tax hikes are the golden mantra. The problem? How do you get tax hikes in the middle of a Fannie Mae crashed economy?

    Simple, use CRISES. As Rahm Emanuel is now famous for noting "never let a crises go to waste".  Matters not Brown has no logical link between Egypt and tax hikes, well done moonbeam.

    Romney, Huckabee Even With Obama

    Romney is nominally up two points, 44% to 42%, while Huckabee is tied with Obama at 43% apiece.
    Other interesting polling results?
    54% Say States Should Have Right To Opt Out of Health Care Law, 58% want repeal.

    81% Worry Egypt’s Problems Will Push Up Price of Gas <- Obama will be facing appropriate blame for this in 012.
      January, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports

      January Jobless Rate 9.0% +36,000 Jobs...

      Sounds like good news huh? Not quite. In an earlier blog, Gallup was noted as reporting, in the same period, a completely different set of numbers.

        Worse? The US Labor Dept. rate does not reflect why the rate appears to be dropping. On first blush, it may be assumed to be due to people going back to work, sadly, its the opposite - the number of people who left the workforce in this time-frame is 500,000 (7.4 million jobs now lost since Obama sworn in).

        In short? With just 38,000 jobs added, far short of the 202,000 per month needed to grow the job market, its still painfully apparent Obama is not the man for the job.

        Ronald Wilson Reagan Turns 100

        Three of four US citizens call him a historically outstanding president.

        Even Barry Obama is a fan: "No matter what political disagreements you may have had with President Reagan - and I certainly had my share - there is no denying his leadership in the world," Obama said.

        The 40th president, Reagan faced the shambles created by Jimmy Carter; double digit inflation, joblessness, interest rates, and a national spirit damaged by 444 days of the Iran hostage crises.

        Upon leaving office, Reagan had defeated the USSR, and created a record post World War II prosperity that included 21 million jobs.

        Today, Reagan's legacy continues to grow...in the end, he will be seen as the 20th centuries greatest president.

        Obama Says 'God is in control' Of Election

        "When I wake in the morning, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to give me the strength to do right by our country and its people," Obama said. "And when I go to bed at night, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to forgive me my sins, and look after my family and the American people, and make me an instrument of His will."

        Secular left-wingers must be cringing in their pagan robes today. St. Obama is bringing out God in a major way for his 2012 campaign. Apparently, God will save the drifting presidency.

        Where is the secular outrage? They bashed Bush for even saying the pledge of allegiance, hand over heart, 'under God' uttered adroitly. But Obama gets on knees and a deafening SILENCE from the Godless left? Hmmmm.

        NAACP Goes Dark On Clarence Thomas

        The NAACP won’t directly address the racism displayed by progressive protesters outside a summit hosted by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch in Palm Springs.

        The Daily Caller’s request for comment on a video showing 'progressive' protesters calling for somebody to “string up” African American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, or “send him back into the fields” or “cut off all his toes and feed them to him one-by-one to the gators” passes for effective political speech.

        Seems the NAACP is only interested in racial rhetoric when "their" black guys are the subject, not "our" black guys.

        Is there a color for hypocrisy?  See them in action...

        Obama's Muslim Brotherhood Ties

        Imam Obama has declared that the Muslim Brotherhood will have a seat in the new government in Egypt.

        Obama first reached out to the Brotherhood when he chose the leader of a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), to give a prayer during his inauguration ceremonies.

        Obama made sure to invite Brotherhood leaders to attend his notorious speech to the Islamic world in Cairo, Egypt, in June 4, 2009.

        Obama’s chief adviser on Islamic affairs, Dalia Mogahed, is a pro-Sharia Muslim - the Muslim Brotherhood are Sharia Muslims.

        Obama is positioning Egypt for a radical Islamic takeover?
        Is Obama insane? You be the judge.

        Catholic Schools Trounce Public Schools

        A 2009 comparison between public and Catholic school SAT scores show that public school students had an overall average of 496 points on the critical reading portion of the test while Catholic school students scored 533 points on the same portion. Catholic school students outscored their public school counterparts by an average of 23 points.

        What makes the numbers more impressive is that Catholic high schools spend more than $2,000 less per pupil than public schools.
        Why the hew and crying from public schools nationwide? Why the excuse making for poor results, spending far more money?

        Ask Obama, he excluded Catholic Schools from his challenge to public schools, for good reason, they can't compete.

        Fannie & Freddie Foreclosed...

        More than two years after the government seized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Obama administration will recommend phasing out the housing-finance giants. Finally something we can all agree on.

        Fannie was born during the FDR New Deal; Freddie given birth by Johnson to hide his massive debt from the Vietnam War.

        The Clinton Administration put subprime underwriting into Fannie and Freddie, condemning the future to full financial ruin.

        For years the Democrats have abused the taxpayers feeding these two errant money pits, ultimately destroying the entire housing market in 2007, and the economy.
        They will not be missed.

        Scientists Say Global Warming Hot Air

        People of the world ‘need to prepare for massive flooding from the extreme storms and rising sea levels’.  So the scare tactic goes.

        Fifty climate scientists have sent the letter to congress today that points to two reports — “Carbon Dioxide and Earth’s Future: Pursuing the Prudent Path” and the 2009 report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), “Climate Change Reconsidered” – as an argument for why global warming is not the apocalyptic catastrophe alarmists would have everyone panic over.

        Today, the GOP is making cuts to EPA of over $350 million.

        Even Obama is said to want EPA to forestall its draconian regulation fever till after 2012, wonder why?

        Tea Party Review - Magazine Launch

        Steven Allen will be launching Tea Party Review, a new monthly magazine, in March.

        There are 30 percent of the American people who have turned to the Tea Party movement first, over the Republicans and the Democrats, for political leadership.

        Now this fast growing majority of the American people will have a common venue to share their values, and affect the future of American politics.

        Look for it on newsstands everywhere.

        CBO: Obamacare Loses 800,000 Jobs

        Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Doug Elmendorf confirmed that Obamacare will cost 800,000 jobs.

        CBO also estimated the full cost of Obamacare will top $1.3 Trillion.
        Health care premiums have been skyrocketing for the past six months.  In California, a full 60% premium hike from Anthem Blue Cross – Blue Shield…

        Obamacare is also headed toward a bad time in the Supreme Court…and is undergoing a slow death by a thousand cuts in the House.

        Like Obama himself, Obamacare is symbolic of his entire presidency, a law filled with lies, and disappointments.

        Saudi King Abdullah Warns Obama

        Saudi Arabia has warned Obama not to push for swift regime change in Egypt, vowing to bankroll President Hosni Mubarak if the White House cuts aid to Cairo.

        "With Egypt in chaos, the kingdom is Washington's only major ally left in the Arab world and the Saudis want the Americans to remember that," said a source in Riyadh.

        Obama is a disgrace, and his inept lack of leadership in the Egyptian crises will no doubt lead to more tensions in the region.
        Egypt now being run by its military leaves the country in a chaotic, and likely fascist state.
        Those fantasizing about some odd magical democracy arising in the Egypt better think again.
        All that Obama is doing is abandoning an ally, and alienating the few Arab friends the US has in the region.

        Gas Prices Highest In History

        U.S. gasoline prices have jumped to the highest levels ever for the middle of February. The national average hit $3.127 per gallon on Friday, about 50 cents above a year ago.

        Obama is directly to blame for gas prices by manipulating a weak dollar in a vain attempt to increase exports, AND by banning drilling and putting a chill on domestic production.

        Overall, Adjusted for inflation, gas prices were higher during the Carter years than in 2008 when it topped $4/gallon.

        What's next? Short of miracles in new drilling techniques, and short of the anti-oil hobbits in the Obama admin using EPA to further inhibit domestic production, the country is looking at $5-6 gas.  Any chance of a respectable economy during any portion of Obama's first and only term will be dashed when gas prices rise to $4 or more - remember Carter's gas lines?

        Walmart - A Temptation To Steal?

        DC lawmaker opposes Walmart in the district, says youth can't resist temptation to steal...

        Walmart opening stores in poor, retail-starved neighborhoods in DC may be a courageous move on the giant retailers part, but apparently shoppers there are not to be trusted to act like honest citizens.

        "There'll probably be a lot of shoplifting going on. They'll need a lot of security," Terriea Sutton, 35, DC resident said.

        It's sad that people have such a low opinion of their own community. But hey, know thyself as the saying goes.  Apparently, its a good thing the monuments in DC are made of heavy granite, and are surrounded by round the clock surveillance!