Neanderthal's Were Mostly Right-Handed

The trait of right-handedness is commonly believed to be a sign of the development of another uniquely human trait — language.  No animals other than humans show such a bias toward right-handedness.

Given the findings, it does appear Neanderthals were chatty.

Obama is left-handed, this may indicate why Obama stumbles when speaking ad hoc. Other left-handed presidents: Hoover, Ford, and Clinton.  Reagan was Ambidextrous.  Bush, on the other hand, was right-handed.

Bush was the only president to have a Harvard MBA. Arrogant left-wing academics love to toy with the contestable; Obama is intelligent, Bush is dumb canard.  Odd how Bush continues to impress, even after his presidency.

Does Obama need to be dumb in order to lose his office?  Of course not, but his track record does bring into question all those that once lauded Obama as special (before he even took office), even unique among the presidents.  In fact, the truth is much plainer...

Obama has not proven he is intelligent, capable, or even just plain competent - these are the facts upon which Obama will be judged in 2012, not some fantasy plan cooked up by left-wing troglodytes.

Obama's Tornadoes - Katrina?

Recall George Bush sustained years of ridicule and blame for hurricane Katrina, not the whole hurricane, just the part that hit New Orleans.  At least three other states sustained the same level of disaster, yet nary a peep was heard from them - states run by GOP governors incidentally.

Some are comparing the tornado destruction on the same level as Katrina. The press piled on BP and not Obama for the oil spill mismanagement, will they fault Obama for FEMA's response time to the tornadoes?

As with Katrina, FEMA is late to the party, why?  As Janet Napolitano indicated today, FEMA is not a first responder, and it can do nothing unless local authorities "ask" for help.  If true, then we finally understand the patent unjust vitriol George Bush received.

Gov. Kathleen Blanco failed to ask for help, we later found out that, in fact, Bush tried in vain to get her attention, actually called and reminded Ms. Blanco of that fact, that she must ask for help before FEMA can go to work. Gov. Blanco of Mississippi was later ejected from office due largely to her mismanagement of the disaster.

Mayor Ray Naggin was also a fun guy to watch as Katrina ripped his city apart.  Naggin also did not ask FEMA to step in, in fact, at one point, he was seen as incompetent for not marshaling school bus fleets to help people evacuate.

Back to the tornadoes.  Obama and Napolitano have yet to see the anger, or press attention for these disasters, why?  Remember, the press is left wing biased - if Obama were president during Katrina, instead of Bush, we would be hearing the deafening silence in the blame-game as we no doubt will see for Obama over the tornado destruction.  There is anger on the ground in the states affected, many making the same complaint the FEMA is late in coming, and has not brought relief in a noticeable way, now that the threat has passed.

Stay tuned.  Hypocrisy on this scale is especially irritating to watch.

CA Gay Marriage Ban Slapped Down By Gay Federal Judge

The battle in California over a ballot proposition (Prop. 8) making Gay Marriage illegal has taken an ugly turn.

Federal judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling in August 2010 that Prop. 8 somehow violated the “constitutional rights” of homosexuals to marry their same sex partners came in direct opposition to the 52 percent of Californians who voted for the amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.  So far, okay, but wait... Vaughn Walker is gay. reported “that Walker had been reportedly seen with his same-sex partner at professional and social events. Reuters also published details of the relationship, describing Walker’s partner as a physician, asserting the relationship had been going on for 10 years.”

In early April of this year Walker confirmed that he is, indeed, a practicing homosexual, but insisted that the fact had no bearing on his ability to rule impartially in the Prop. 8 case!  How about that for hubris.

The attorneys for the group pointed out that Walker failed to disclose that he was involved in a 10-year homosexual relationship, a circumstance they argue severely tainted his ability to rule impartially in the case.  Ya think?

Here again we see a subversion of the justice system from left-wing activism.  The arrogant dismissing of the obvious prejudice the federal judge has regarding the case borders on the absurd.

Can a gay judge separate his own homosexuality and remain impartial in a case that completely involves whether homosexuals can obtain legal marriage contracts?  Does the earth orbit the moon?

Home Ownership Rate Drops To 1998 Level

In the first quarter, 66.5% of Americans owned homes, down from 67.2% a year earlier, the Census Bureau reported. The rate last hit this level in 1998.  The rate is expected to drop below 65%.

Housing experts say each 1% decline in the home ownership rate represents the movement of one million households to rentals.

In essence, the Fannie Mae fueled subprime housing bubble is completely erased (see Bankrupt Fannie).  Privately owned homes are being converted into rentals, and former homeowners are becoming renters in their own homes.

Values have been dropping precipitously.  The tragedy is not that the unemployed, poor credit customers were given access to home ownership, and are now out.  The tragedy is that the entire housing industry collapsed beyond the boundaries of the subprime bubble, and has destroyed the meager, and sole source of retirement wealth for millions of middle-class baby boomers, some seventy million of them.

While the Democrats are working to shift wealth and grow the government, their "Affordable Housing" fantasy has created dependents out of those who formerly paid taxes.

In essence, the Democrats are burning the candle at both ends.  The result is a full on disaster for retiring baby boomers.  The boomers have no more time to plan a different outcome for themselves, they are nearly finished.  Decades of feeding the social programs the Democrats created, the rug now being fully pulled from under their feet - and nothing they can do about it.  Heck, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank are covered, their congressional pensions and medical benefits put them in the end-zone.

Barney Frank Admits Helping Boyfriend Get Exec Job At Fannie Mae

Fired Air America Host Arrested At GOP Town Hall

Former Air America radio talk show host Nicole Sandler was arrested Tuesday night after she tried to shout down U.S. Rep. Allen West, and later attacked a police officer.

Chunky, nerdy, jobless, sick with left-wing anger...the chesty woman felt compelled to disgrace herself in full public display.  Maybe Nancy Pelosi will give her a call..cheer her up. 

Pelosi dismissed town hall meetings filled with angry seniors during the Obamacare fiasco.  Is there a similarity between the anger of hypocrites like Nicole Sandler and the "astro turf" grass-roots uprising by citizens over Obamacare?  Hardly.

Ms. Sandler, and her breed-stock, are upset about POWER, not principle.  Given, Ms. Sandler has a bully-pulpit of her own, one wonders why she would choose to act out in this way?

The anger brewing this time is among the constituent Democrat Party, unions, left-wing talking heads, the usual list of left-wing blog/tripe sites; all fomenting...keep abreast, check this site from time to time, catch them as they hatch their fits.

The Age Of America Ends In 2016

You have feared it, likely hoped it would take decades longer, even possibly denied it was really happening.  Given the disaster of Obama and his spending, and a half dozen other failures, the end of US economic power, and ultimately military might, is coming to an end much sooner than anyone would have guessed.

According to the IMF today, barring a wreck of China's economic freight train, China will eclipse the U.S. to become the largest economy in the world in 2016 - in other words, at the end of a horrifying Obama second term, should the country make the mistake twice.

Once China vaults past the US economically, it will have the wherewithal to carry an even bigger stick--unless the US wants to continue to bankrupt itself by outspending everyone else despite its smaller GDP.  In other words, China will also be the most powerful militarily, and displace the US in diplomatic, and influence.

Due to the destructive waste of the Democrats and Obama much of the US resources that might have gone into growth and infrastructure spending, will be used instead on interest payments, budget cuts, and social programs.

Those that do not see the danger of this, are fools.  A new world order--one in which China, not America, will be the center of the world, and given China's brutish sense of self-interest, the world will not be the better for it.  The short-sighted, selfish, and misguided efforts by the left-wing to defeat the strengths of the US, to demonize business and entrepreneurs, and to drive a stake into the heart of real productivity in favor creating dependency, and an entitlement sense - will be the last nail in the coffin of history's most magnificent nation.

The ultimate outcome will be a world run-over by those who have no intention of "righting the social injustices", or pay credence to the "global warming conspirators" push for, China does not care...they will strip the Earth, and ignore the needs of the downtrodden, and the US will have no power to effect any of it.

GM Stock Sale To Cost Taxpayers Billions

The U.S. government plans to sell a significant share of its remaining stake in General Motors Co. this summer despite GM's stock price well below the $53 strike price needed to break-even.

GM is hovering around $30 per share with pressure to drop into the low $20s. Shares have been hurt by rising fuel prices, industry production disruptions and management turnover.

"Planning for the sale of our remaining GM stock is still at an early stage, and the IPO lock-up does not expire until late May," a Treasury spokesperson said.

The US Govt still owns 500 million shares of GM, after the IPO sale.  GM at $30 results in a taxpayer loss of $11 Billion.

Recall, Chrysler was also bailed out by Obama, and has already stuck taxpayers with a hefty $7 Billion in loans buried neatly inside their bankruptcy filings. The money is gone.

Lets not get into the full TARP fiasco, you may get angry.

Mickey D's Hiring Frenzy

McDonald's is hiring 50,000 today.  Cool.  But wait...

Starting pay for kitchen, and 'crew' members is $7.80/hr.  This equates to about $15k a year, missing no days of work, and miss no bus rides, you should be working at or below the Federal Poverty Level.

Benefits?  McDonalds does provide "some job benefits along with normal income" - called a "min medical plan".  Recall,  Obamacare regulations will cause 30,000 McDonalds employees to lose insurance.  

Those pesky unintended consequences just keep cropping up. One hopes McDonald’s won’t be hearing from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for promoting “misinformation.”

Did I mention the obvious company benefit? Working daily, knee-deep in all the heart-clogging, gut-packing burgers and fries you can wolf down on your lunch break - oh yummy!

Cheap food, cheap jobs - definitely a change.  The episode is a reminder of Obama's jobs failure. 

Obama is driving down wages.  Obama is also making new records in poverty, debt, deficits, and regulatory strangleholds - when was the last time a president was rewarded for going backward? 

Bonus news: 2 Arrested, 3 Struck by Car During Fight at McDonald's Hiring Event...

Obama Reneges On Czar Cuts

Barak Obama is up to double-dealing again - this time breaking a contract while the ink is still wet.
    The budget compromise that Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reached in the final moments before the government shut down last Friday included language eliminating the czar positions overseeing health care, climate change, the auto industry and urban affairs.

    "The president knew that the czar amendment was part of the overall budget deal he agreed to, and if he cannot be trusted to keep his word on this, then how can he be trusted as we negotiate on larger issues like federal spending and the economy," Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. said in a statement, arguing that appointing these czars without Senate confirmation violated the Constitution.

    Obama seems to challenge the constitution as often as he can, a disturbing pattern that reflects his obvious disdain for the country.

    Gas Thief Drags Station Worker

    A Fort Lee, N.J., gas station attendant almost lost his life over $20 worth of gas.

    Security cameras show the employee holding onto the side of a Nissan Maxima, desperately trying to stop the driver.

    The driver had pumped $20 worth of gas and then drove off without paying.  Oblivious to the employee.

    The station owner says "Pump-n-Run" theft has gone up as gas prices have doubled under Obama.

    High Prices Attract Vegetable Bandits
    Farm Thieves Target Grapes, Avacados and Bees 
    Thieves Steal 100 Storm Drain Covers In Sacramento

    Drug-Resistant Bacteria On Half Of All US Meat

    Some think it unfair to blame Obama for the problems in the food supply, sleeping air traffic controllers, dead ranchers at the border, and Obama's near daily statement reversals.  But lets face it, all other presidents, GOP or DEMS are held responsible, why should Obama get a pass?

    A study Friday by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, found that Staphylococcus aureus (aka bacillus obamus) bacteria that causes most staph infections including skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning was present in meat and poultry from US grocery stores at "unexpectedly high rates."

    Researchers found nearly half of the meat and poultry samples, 47 percent, were contaminated with  Staphylococcus aureus, and more than half of those bacteria, 52 percent, were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. These new antibacterials are cyclic lipopeptides (including daptomycin), glycylcyclines (e.g., tigecycline), and oxazolidinones (including linezolid).

    Experts say although the bacteria can be killed with proper cooking, it still may pose a risk to people who handle food improperly or who cross-contaminate various ingredients in the kitchen.

    Barney Frank Pontificates, Pugnates, and Prattles in Playboy

    Playboy calls the interview “a candid conversation with the maverick congressman about America’s economic crisis, gay rights, the Middle East, and his real problem with the Republican Party.”

    Aside from blistering the pages with his usual lithpee, long-winded, and vapid triflings, Frank pulls out a Gingerich giggler: “We Democrats have not lived lives sufficiently pleasing to God to have Gingrich be the Republican nominee in 2012,” Frank told Playboy.

    Yikes, has Barney become a born-again? Did he turn to the light after his escapades with under-age boys, and male prostitutes? Wonder if Playboy will explore Frank's personal history, we mean his REAL history?

    Frank is one of the two main characters in the Fannie Mae housing crash from 2007, dating back to at least the Clinton administration. Frank, the oft chairman of the House Banking Committee, along with the corrupt Chris Dodd, the now defunct head of the Senate Committee on Banking and Housing, engineered the full economic meltdown by blocking reform, and nailing critics of the "Affordable Housing For The Poor" charade.

    Both Dodd and Frank played their power positions to the hilt, Dodd getting favored loans from Countrywide, and Frank placing his homosexual lover into an executive position at Fannie Mae along with other dastardly deeds.

    Frank is an enigma who symbolizes the best example why term-limits are long overdue. Frank is a fifteen-term congressman, whose district (Massachusetts's 4th congressional district) seems paralyzed to replace him, at least not since 1980.

    Frank is a left-wing ideologue from a double blue state whose political viewpoints are fully aligned with Barak Obama...a position of weakness that may soon be wholly punished in coming elections.

    Arizona - Birth Certificate Or Bust

    Who are the Democrats going to run for president in 2012?

    Arizona has gotten a law fully passed that will require anyone, including Obama, to prove they are US citizens by birth.

    Ten other states currently have birth certificate legislation under consideration: New Hampshire HB1245, Connecticut's SB391, Georgia's HB37, Indiana's SB114, Maine's LD34, Missouri's HB283, Montana's HB205, Nebraska's LB654, Oklahoma's SB91, SB384 and SB540, and Texas; HB295 and HB529. Obama's Achilles Heel?

    States Authority: Each state has its own ballot access laws to determine who may appear on ballots and who may not. According to Article I, Section 4, of the United States Constitution, the authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of federal elections is up to each State as documented here.

    Further the US Constitution states: To be President, not only must you be a citizen, but you must also be natural-born - the full definition of natural-born is documented here.

    Obama’s missing birth certificate is the subject of hot debate nationwide, and will be a central issue for Obama himself in the 2012 election. Other missing Obama documentation includes kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school records; college records; Harvard Law Review articles; passport; medical records; Illinois State Bar Association records; baptism records; and adoption records. Worse?

    Obama himself feeds the controversy with haughty comments like 'I was born in Hawaii...I don't have horns...".  Mysteriously, Obama continues to spend millions fighting those requesting to see a $15 birth certificate - so maybe Obama does have horns.

    If Obama, in fact as many suspect, does not have a valid long form, wet signed birth document, then the Democrats have no candidate for the 2012 horse-race. If Obama turns out not to have a birth certificate at all, well, that is a constitutional crises that even the courts have chosen to avoid - my guess due to the separation of powers clause.

    Call this a "birther" article, call it a "harbinger of elections to come", as with everything Obama does, we get far more Obama than substance..

    Bonus link: Jerome Corsi, the man who wrote 'Swift Boat' exposing John Kerry, has spent two years fully investigating Obama's birth, his new book comes out next month Obama Birth Certificate...

    Pot Growers Smoke The Environment

    Growing marijuana indoors uses 1% of U.S. electricity capacity, and creates 17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide yearly as reported by Evan Mills, an energy analyst at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

    In California, 400,000 growers use about 3% of the state’s electricity. “This corresponds to the electricity use of 1 million average California homes, greenhouse-gas emissions equal to 1 million average cars, and energy expenditures of $3 billion a year,” Mills says. “From the perspective of individual consumers, a single Cannabis cigarette represents 2 pounds of (carbon dioxide) emissions,” Mills adds.

    NIDA Studies show smoking marijuana poses the same risks to health as cigarettes. Marijuana is at the root of many mental disorders, including acute toxic psychosis, panic attacks, flashbacks, delusions, depersonalization, hallucinations, paranoia, depression, and aggressiveness.

    Is medical marijuana legal?  No. The Food and Drug Administrations has not approved the use of marijuana for medical treatment. The FDA disapproves of medical marijuana because they believe that marijuana is easy to abuse, “has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and has a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.”

    There is irony in this, the presumed consumers of pot are the very people who carry water for the global-warming alarmists, and the anti-cigarette lobby. Or is it just another chance for left-wingers to be hypocrites?

    Pot users, growers, and drug lords want to add this menace to our cornucopia of societal ills, with all that is going on, can we afford it?

    AZ To Pass Law Requiring Proof of US Birth...

    Who are the Democrats going to run for president in 2012?

    Arizona has gotten a law advanced thru its senate that will require anyone, including Obama, to prove they are US citizens by birth.

    Eleven state currently have birth certificate legislation under development: New Hampshire HB1245, Arizona's HB2544, Connecticut's SB391, Georgia's HB37, Indiana's SB114, Maine's LD34, Missouri's HB283, Montana's HB205, Nebraska's LB654, Oklahoma's SB91, SB384 and SB540, and Texas; HB295 and HB529.

    Obama’s missing birth certificate is the subject of hot debate nationwide, and is part of the presidential campaign for 2012 due to Donald Trump's elevating the subject. Other missing Obama documentation includes kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school records; college records; Harvard Law Review articles; passport; medical records; Illinois State Bar Association records; baptism records; and adoption records.

    The US Constitution states: To be President, not only must you be a citizen, but you must also be natural-born - the full definition of natural-born is documented in this link.  The entire controversy arose
    when it was discovered that there is no official vetting process for a presidential candidate, and no background check, even for security clearances for an elected president and his immediate staff.

    If Obama, in fact as many suspect, does not have a valid birth certificate from a US state, then the Democrats have themselves a unique problem to solve.  If enough states require the birth certificate,and Obama still chooses not to provide one, or even worse, turns out not to have one, then the party will have to come up with a second-stringer to face the Republicans.

    If Obama turns out not to have a birth certificate at all, well, that is a subject of crises proportions that even the courts have chosen to avoid.

    Call this a "birther" article, call it a "harbinger of coming elections", as with everything Obama does, we get far more drama than substance..

    Obama Debt Plan Cuts $4 Trillion Over 12 Years

    Sounds like a born-again president, huh?  But wait...Obama's deficit this year alone is over $1.9 trillion, at that rate, in 12 years, Obama will accrue $22.8 trillion in additional debt.

    The math is fuzzy, the plan is wrong.  If Obama were serious about the debt and deficit, he would offer to cut at least $1 trillion of his $1.9 trillion deficit THIS YEAR.  And signup to a full $3 trillion in cuts for each year until the debt is paid down entirely.

    The branding term "tax hikes on the rich" is a cunard, of course.  Gross incomes of $250k per year hit primarily small business owners.  If an S-Corp, or a Schedule C filer, as most are, these business comprise the majority in this group.

    Taxes are grossly unfair today, if Obama gets his way, those paying 70% of taxes today, will get the tax hike, making the system even more lopsided.  The doublespeak doesn't end there, today Obama coined a new way to say tax hike - "spending reductions in tax code", does it get more patronizing than that?

    Then you have Obama's yearning for an end to the Bush tax cuts, which benefited primarily the middle class in the country.  Obama's generalities on health care, and savings by cutting fraud seem to be so trite by now, its astounding he would repeat the phrase.  If there are savings to be made in Medicare fraud, then where has he been?  The reason of course is talk, and not action.  Even Joe Biden was caught asleep during Obama's retreaded speech today.

    Obama is more than late with his seemingly new-found hawkish attitude toward the deficits, in fact, he missed the party entirely.  The Barak Obama presidency is a mistake.  The country sees it now, the hope is that we, as a country, make it to 2012 and a new senate and president before the card house collapses completely.

    CBO Reports Cuts Are Actually Just $352 million.

    Chicago School Bans Lunches Made At Home

    At the public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.

    Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own and their parents unhealthful food choices.

    Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district's food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.

    In any case, the Chicago situation is troubling.

    Such discussions over school lunches and healthy eating echo a larger national debate about the role government should play in individual food choices, and really the wider, larger role government seems to be nosing into since the Obama's came to power.

    "This is such a fundamental infringement on parental responsibility," said J. Justin Wilson, a senior researcher at the Washington-based Center for Consumer Freedom.

    Michelle Obama has targeted public schools in particular, hustling federal monies, lecturing the public on eating habits, while sporting a hefty set of thighs herself, no doubt achieved dipping into her assumed expertise on the subject.

    The ultimate point continues to be how many ways public schools are failing.  With public schools funded at the highest levels of any other country, failing in math, science and reading - are the schools now able to spare cycles policing student food intake?

    How about the California Teachers Union focusing on the release of cop killers?

    Public schools, the teachers unions, and the federal government (Dept. of Education) fully need a spanking of their own.  The public needs to demand a complete overhaul of these dysfunctional, destructive, and wasteful activities/policies in the public schools.

    Rasmussen Report 4-15-2011 92% Oppose Ban on School Lunches From Home.

    Obama's War Turns Pink

    Barak Obama, who ordered airstrikes against Libya and then took his wife and girls on a sightseeing trip to South America, probably figured Gadhafi would fold quickly, and his tidy little war would end leaving behind a glowing new democracy in the middle of Muslim land.

    Sorry, Barry, no cigar.

    Some expected Obama would quickly close the "wars he inherited" and move toward getting reelected in 2012. But strangely, Obama has chosen to finding fun new ways to grow the debt, violate his own statements on the criteria for bringing the US into a war, and vacation hard.

    The sales ploy was to turn over the Libya war to NATO, dominated by US military brass, and US allies, and pretend the he, Obama, is just a casual observer who is just as surprised by anyone that an attack on Libya was made at all.

    Again, Barry, no cigar.

    Voters are not so easily flamboozled these days, the internet, and alternative news sources have broken the disinformation monopoly that once roasted Bush and now excuses Obama routinely.

    NATO running things has turned Obama's war into a circus, though Obama running things would likely have been little better.  NATO seems to be unable to discriminate between friendlies, and foes.  Each day, a new bunch of "freedom fighting" rebels are being killed by NATO jets along with pipeline and oil facilities seemingly fair game as well.

    Libyan rebels, tired of being first bombed by Gadhafi air strikes, and now being bombed by NATO air strikes, have come up with a novel, albeit, fashion oriented idea - paint everything pink.

    You read right, Libyan rebels painted the roofs of their vehicles bright pink on Friday to avoid more friendly fire casualties after a NATO airstrike they said killed five fighters. "We are painting the trucks so NATO won't hit us," said Salam Salim, a 29-year-old rebel militiaman.

    This begs a couple of questions; did anyone send NATO the memo, and would Gadhafi's forces stoop to painting their trucks as well?  

    Coldest March Since 1994

    March 2011 ended as the coolest March globally since March of 1994. The actual global temperature anomaly for the lower troposphere last month was negative 0.026 C.

    This is also the first month since June of 2008 that the global temperature anomaly was in the negative.

    Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.  Antarctica has 90 percent of the Earth's ice and 80 percent of its fresh water.  The arctic melt is a 10% issue.

    Evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on. 

    The total amount of cooling ranges from 0.65C up to 0.75C -- a value large enough to wipe out most of the warming recorded over the past 100 years.

    "Global warming is over -- at least for a few decades," Dr. Don Easterbrook told conference attendees. "However, the bad news is that global cooling is even more harmful to humans than global warming, and a cause for even greater concern."

    Based on figures provided by the Rutgers University Global Snow Lab, he noted that snow records from the last 10 years exceeded the records set in the 1960s and 1970s.

    The climate debate rages on. The warming crowd has stumbled recently caught manipulating data.  Statistics that point toward a mini-ice age, and not a global cook-off are an "inconvenient truth".

    Should we now ask, why would the US drive itself into a deeper ditch crippling its industrial base with needless new stifling regulations when  A. china has no EPA let alone an intent to curb its industrial activity  and B. evidence is conflicting, and the US econ is still so fragile, that a just about anything you can point to in world events will take it off the rails completely...

    US greenhouse gases drop to 15-year low.

    Astounding Union Reversal In Wisconsin

    Incumbent David Prosser took a commanding lead in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race Thursday as the Waukesha County clerk announced that some 14,000 votes from the city of Brookfield were not counted due to user error in saving the results spreadsheet.

    “This is not a case of extra votes being found. This was human error, which I apologize for,” said county clerk Kathy Nickolaus, a Republican, adding that the canvass procedure is designed to catch such errors.

    Democratic canvass watcher Ramona Kitzinger was also at the press conference.  “We went over everything & made sure the numbers jibed up and they did,” Kitzinger said. “We’re satisfied that it’s correct.”

    In Brookfield, Nickolaus said, 14,325 voted. Justice David Prosser got 10,859 and 3,456 went for Joanne Kloppenburg making the totals in the county 92,263 for Prosser and 32,758 for Kloppenburg.

    The Wisconsin election is a referendum on the state public sector unions, which poured money and manpower to get the liberal Kloppenburg elected, over the conservative David Prosser.  The race was presumed to give state unions a leg up on the Wisconsin court, if and when, the collective bargaining law recently stalled in a lower court, were to reach the high court over the next few months.

    Governor Walker, who has had to deal with truant state senate Democrats, and unruly union protestors, appears on the way to exoneration, at least among the voters.

    The Wisconsin side-show is ground-zero for unions across the nation.  Money has been pouring in from virtually ever left-wing front group, and their union cohorts in the US.  Today, their premature jubilation was cut short, and the GOP obituaries frozen, while still on their keyboards.

    The ongoing recall effort, and Gov. Walker's tenure seem suddenly to be veering in the GOPs favor.

    This election has to sting, right AFL/CIO and

    Crude Awakening: Oil Closes Over $110

    U.S. crude oil futures prices jumped above $110 a barrel on Friday for the first time since 2008. May Brent Crude stood at $122.56 a barrel.

    A few basics, for each $10 rise in price over $100 per barrel, sustained for one year, has a general effect of .5% reduction in GDP, in the moderate case.  If the price rises are rapid, or say 50% over the one year period from the $100 level, and assuming no currency manipulation, the reduction in GDP could reach a worst case negative 1.1% of GDP for each $10 rise in oil.

    The US is currently growing at an annualized rate of 2.5% GDP, the current Nynex price for oil is about $113 per barrel, a roughly 38% increase since the beginning of the year.

    If oil reaches $150 per barrel by June, and stays at or above that level for the balance of the year, expect US GDP to be at or near 0% growth.

    If the GDP were to drop due to other factors, such as a drop in worldwide demand for US products, or a stalling of worldwide economic activity, expect the US GDP to go negative.

    Gas prices have been steadily rising as the national average this week tops $3.72/gal.

    Obama is clearly showing his full stripes on the issue, as he rides around in government supplied stretch limousines, VH-3D Sea King Marine One helicopter, and a variety of large and mid sized jets (Barry took Michelle on a New York City junket in a Gulfstream 500 On 16 July 2010, the Obama family flew to Maine for vacation in a Gulfstream III painted in presidential colors). A carbon footprint bigger than his head.

    “If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”

    Gas Prices Nearing All Time Record High 

    Scientists Warn Again Of Superbugs In Delhi Drinking Water

    A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said today. The result of antibiotic overuse.

    NDM-1, or New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1, makes bacteria resistant to almost all antibiotics, including the most powerful class, called carbapenems.

    There was a total of 11 new species of bacteria carrying the NDM-1 gene, including strains which cause cholera and dysentery.

    Experts say the spread of superbugs threatens whole swathes of modern medicine, which cannot be practiced if doctors have no effective antibiotics to ward off infections during surgery, intensive care or cancer treatments like chemotherapy – potentially more of a risk to hospital patients than the notorious MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

    U.S. cases have appeared so far this year in people from California, Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, Florida and Washington State, thirty-five states in all.

    Obama Spending Utterly Out Of Control

    The U.S. Treasury released a final statement for March, 2011 that demonstrates financial madness gripping the country, thanks to the monstrous deficits run up by Obama/Reid/Pelosi.

    The federal government grossed $194 billion in tax revenue, paid out $65.898 billion in tax refunds, netting $128.179 billion in tax revenue for in March.  The government paid a net of $1.0528 trillion in raw, out-of-control spending in March.

    That $1.0528 trillion in spending amounts to 8.2 times the $128.179 in net federal tax revenue for the month.

    Repeat, the Obama administration is spending 8.2 times the revenue stream, pure red ink.

    “I'm really concerned,” Erskine Bowles (Bill Clinton's former chief of staff) testified.. “I think we face the most predictable economic crisis in history...".

    “This debt and these deficits that the we (sic Obama Administration) are incurring on an annual basis are like a cancer and they are truly going to destroy this country from within unless we have the common sense to do something about it,” said Bowles, a Democrat.

    The trajectory is horrific, as Obama remains in office, he will DOUBLE the debt in three years, TRIPLE the debt in seven years, and QUADRUPLE the debt by 2017.

    How can the Obama regime, and his merry set of clowns face the American People with a straight face?
    The coming election is more critical than since Lincoln was elected in 1860.  The US has not faced such dire, and direct danger since the dark days of the US Civil War..

    The GOP has been stalled by the Democrats; the Paul Ryan budget out Tuesday, will cut $5.8 Trillion.  Replace Obama in 2012, and give control of the Senate to the GOP.  Lets end the era of class-warfare, race cards, sputtering economy, and reckless spending.

    Wal-Mart CEO Warns Inflation Igniting

    US consumer inflation is "going to be serious," Wal-Mart U.S. CEO Bill Simon said during a meeting with USA TODAY's editorial board. "We're seeing cost increases starting to come through at a pretty rapid rate."

    The Obama administration immediately dismissed the CEO's statements as "it's only one guy".  But the "only one guy" happens to run the world's largest public corporation in 2010 with over US$258 billion in sales.

    Consumer prices rose 0.5% in February, the most since mid-2009, largely because of surging food and gasoline prices.  Commodities are not included in the CPI, though this is where inflation is most rampant. 

    Gasoline prices have doubled to $4.60+ (see realtime gas prices at bottom of blog page) since Obama took office.  Food-manufacturers are putting 13.5 ounces of food in cans that once held 16 ounces in order to mask the rising prices for food.  Obama is calling for yet more subsidies for ethanol production though 40% of all corn production is already going toward this inefficient gasoline additive.  Japanese and US auto makers have announced rising prices for the coming new model year.  The only element of the economy that is going the other way, is housing, as prices continue to drop, and construction is at a standstill.  But lowered housing values mean lowered property tax revenue for state and local government, leading to layoffs of public employees.

    Fed head Ben Bernanke has publicly downplayed rising fears of inflation, however, others in the Fed have indicated that interest rates will be hiked later this year, and the EU is already beginning to raise interest rates.  A huge risk to the US economy still lays in the massive infusion of cash created by the Fed printing presses, and the Quantitative Easing programs.  Bernanke still has the daunting task of pulling all this liquidity out of the markets BEFORE inflation gets too high, a balancing act never seen before.

    The US Labor jobless rate of 8.8% this week did not take into account those that have left the labor market due to frustration, and lack of real job growth.  Couple that with those that did find work, are taking lower wages, the US consumer is still on his/her back.

    During the Carter administration, inflation, high interest rates, and high jobless rates led to the term 'stagflation', meaning inflation normally comes with high employment, high consumer spending.  Obama is facing the near identical situation, with a high jobless rate, low consumer spending, and looming inflation, stagflation appears to be reemerging.

    Why are we seeing inflation despite US consumers absent spending?  Demand from the new markets in Asia are pumping trillions into US corporate pockets, and raising demand for everything from food to oil.

    The past no longer matters, who spent what and when, the future is all that matters now, and that future is in doubt.  Cut spending, or continue to drive the Debt higher?

    Bankrupt Fannie & Freddie Executive Pay Boondoggle

    The New York Times is reporting that the top six executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac received $35.4 million over the last two years (2009 & 2010).

    Since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over in September 2008, the companies’ mounting mortgage losses have required a $153 billion infusion from taxpayers. Total losses may reach $363 billion through 2013, according to government estimates.

    Obama's regulators approved the generous executive compensation with little scrutiny or analysis, according to a report published by the inspector general of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

    Fannie and Freddie were not required to submit to the strict executive compensation process setup for TARP banks and AIG because their bailouts have not come from TARP.

    All especially ironic given the role Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac played in the lead-up to the 2007 Sub-prime Housing Bubble and Econ Crash.  The Clinton administration is squarely responsible for seeding the housing bubble when underwriting rules at Fannie Mae were lowered. Andrew Cuomo as HUD secretary was cheerleader for sub-prime, high risk loans to those without incomes, credit, or job history (NINJA lending).

    Both GSEs have received multi-billions in bailouts over the past 20 years, due in part to incompetent management, and lately due to the trillions in bad loans underwritten and repurchased for resale as MBS (Mortgaged Backed Securities).  The Bush team tried to avert the disaster in 2005 with Fannie Reform, but Sen. Chris Dodd killed the vote in the senate banking committee, after the bill passed the house.

    The GOP is correctly making attempts to foreclose on Fannie and Freddie, and put them both on the street where they belong.