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  • Call climate change what it is: violence

    04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 46 replies
    If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every...
  • GOP Senator Says Obama Admin 'Cooked the Books' on ObamaCare Numbers

    03/31/2014 1:06:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 31, 2014 | Staff
    <p>The White House says there is a surge in traffic to HealthCare.gov (which briefly went down) amid today’s deadline to sign up for ObamaCare. Health and Human Services reports that more than six million people have signed up as of March 27 and the government expects to reach its original goal of seven million enrollees by the end of today.</p>
  • Census office survey scandal grows as inflation stats faked

    03/27/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | john crudele
    The Census Bureau’s Philadelphia office wasn’t just corrupting the nation’s unemployment rate by fabricating data. It was also filing false information about inflation in this country. Just how large an effect this fraud was having on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) — and consequently the cost of living adjustments for Social Security recipients and others — is not yet known.
  • Democrat Logic: Lose Your Job and Feel Liberated

    02/08/2014 8:14:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2014 | Brian C Joondeph, MD
    This week, a report from the Congressional Budget Office acknowledged that ObamaCare would reduce full-time employment by 2.5 million over the next ten years. And that is on top of news that 92 million Americans who could be working are not. What a devastating assessment for the unemployed or underemployed, particular millenials seeking to transition from internships and part-time jobs to career-building full-time jobs. Yet the predictable spin from the White House and major media outlets is that this is good news, liberating workers from the chains of employment. To quote President Obama, from the 2008 campaign, "You can put...
  • Motherlode Part III ("[Michael]Mann deleted the later part of Briffa’s trees, because it didn’t...

    02/07/2014 9:41:07 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 6 replies
    Real Science ^ | 2/7/2014 | Steven Goddard
    As ugly as this was, it is worse than it seems. Briffa’s trees did match Hansen, 1981. The next graph overlays Briffa on Hansen, 1981 northern latitude temperatures. The match was almost perfect.
  • Slowdown in Global Warming is Apparently a Mirage (only after you "fix" the data)

    01/15/2014 9:57:12 AM PST · by qam1 · 21 replies
    Liescience via Yahoo ^ | 1/15/14 | Ilissa Ocko
    While the planet's surface temperatures over the past century have risen to unprecedented levels, records have shown a slowdown in the pace of warming over the past 15 years. Scientists have proposed several theories of natural climate variability and heat redistribution that may have contributed to the slowdown to varying degrees. A new study, however, suggests that the slowdown itself may be a mirage — the result of temperature records that have considerably underestimated the pace of warming since 1997. The global coverage of temperature measurements is incomplete, and that can cause biases in temperature records — research datasets deal...
  • Census faked 2012 election jobs report

    11/18/2013 5:18:51 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 168 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/18/2013 | John Crudele
    In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it.
  • Zogby Report Card: Obama needs support, not GOP mockery, on health care 'fix'

    11/16/2013 10:53:49 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Mr. Obama took ownership and said he would fix the cancellation problem – giving the Democrats some cover. As for me, I don’t doubt for a moment that the nation will survive if some Democrats lose in 2014 because they worked to fix the law. Anyone remember when some politicians were courageous? “And, to the Republicans, the Constitution mandates Congress to make policy, not gloat and mock. Obamacare is after all a program originated under Republican former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that is being implemented by an African-American president that they love to hate. I will wait to see if...
  • The Myth That Obamacare Is Destroying Full-Time Jobs Just Got Debunked [barf alert]

    10/22/2013 1:04:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 22, 2013 | Steven Perlberg/Business Insider
    According to the BLS household survey, part-time jobs fell 594,000 in September while full-time workers were up 691,000. This was one hopeful nugget in an otherwise lackluster jobs report. Workers are considered to be "part time" if they work under 35 hours a week. Earlier this summer, when part-time numbers looked like they might be on the rise, some speculated that the shift was due to the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
  • Young Voters on Climate Deniers: ‘Ignorant, Out of Touch, Crazy’

    07/27/2013 11:50:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 87 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 7/26/2013 | Salvatore Cardoni
    Say what you will about us millennials—we’re a wilting bouquet of narcissistic, socialistic, overeducated, underemployed, tatted-up hipsters who still live at home—but, from this day forward, don’t you dare say we’re climate change deniers. A strong majority (66 percent!) of young independent voters, ages 18 to 34, accept as dogma that man and his dirty deeds are causing, and will continue to cause, climate change—this according to a study conducted by a bipartisan pair of political strategy groups for the League of Conservation Voters.
  • Climate Alarmists Caught Doctoring ‘97 Percent Consensus’ Claims

    06/18/2013 2:18:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.humanevents.com ^ | june 18, 2013 | James Taylor
    Global warming alarmists have been caught doctoring the results of a widely cited paper asserting there is a 97 percent scientific consensus regarding human-caused global warming. After taking a closer look at the paper, investigative journalists report the authors’ claims of a 97 percent consensus relied on them misclassifying the papers of some of the world’s most prominent global warming skeptics. At the same time, the authors deliberately presented a meaningless survey question that allowed them to twist the responses to fit their own preconceived global warming alarmism. Misleading Question Global warming alarmist John Cook, founder of the misleadingly named...
  • POLICE BURIED TRAYVON'S CRIMINAL HISTORY

    04/17/2013 7:12:36 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 42 replies
    WND ^ | April 17, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    A year ago Feb. 26, neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., and within a month every sentient person on the planet knew “Trayvon” by name. What they did not know was Martin’s background. Sanford Police Department (SPD) investigator Chris Serino, for instance, said publicly of Martin, “This child has no criminal record whatsoever.” He called Martin “a good kid, a mild-mannered kid.” The media almost universally sustained this tragically false narrative. Martin had the seeming good fortune of attending school in the Miami-Dade School District, the fourth-largest district in the country and...
  • More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says (MEGA BARF ALERT!)

    03/07/2013 6:14:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Lindsey Tanner, Medical Writer
    More gun laws = fewer deaths, 50-state study says By By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer – 14 hours ago CHICAGO (AP) — States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference. But the research leaves many questions unanswered and won't settle the debate over how policymakers should respond to recent high-profile acts of gun violence. In the dozen or so states with the most gun control-related laws, far fewer people were shot to death or killed themselves with guns than in the...
  • Weekly US unemployment claims fall to 340,000

    03/07/2013 6:22:23 AM PST · by John W · 8 replies
    AP via US News ^ | March 7, 2013 | Christopher S. Rugaber
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a seasonally adjusted 340,000 last week, driving down the four-week average to its lowest level in five years. The drop is a positive sign ahead of Friday's report on February job growth. Applications for benefits fell 7,000 in the week ended March 2, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's near five-year lows reached in January. And the four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 348,750. That's the lowest since March 2008, just a few months into the Great Recession. Weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs. When...
  • MSNBC fake twitter scandal widens-Lib Blogger finds Ed Shultz using paid spambots to promote show

    03/03/2013 10:26:47 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 27 replies
    goblinbooks ^ | 3/3/2013
    In the wake of the discovery that the Rachel Maddow show has been promoted by multiple fake twitter accounts, a liberal blogger has found MSNBC host Ed Schultz guilty of the same "sleazy but legal" behavior. A portion of what he found: "Also, the blog Help The 99ers has examples of Twitter spam involving the Ed Show... and these accounts are different. In these cases there's a connection to an actual company that offers web promotion services. Here are phrases promoting the show that seem to involve spammers: Hahahahahaha, what threatening e-mails. #edshow #p2 #p21 Oh boy, Michael .E.Dyson is...
  • Demographic research on lesbians and gays emerges from shadows

    03/03/2013 10:02:56 AM PST · by neverdem · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2013 | Carol Morello
    A few salient facts are known about the Americans whose lives might be changed by a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected this summer. About one in five gay and lesbian couples are raising children that are under age 18. Same-sex couples are less likely than traditional married couples to have health insurance covering them both. One in 10 men with a male partner or spouse is a military veteran. As many as 6 million Americans, roughly 2 percent of the population, have a parent who is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. These nuggets of demographic insight into same-sex...
  • What is wrong with this CNN chart? (Obama's economy)

    01/21/2013 6:13:48 AM PST · by listenhillary · 34 replies
    Cnn Money ^ | 1/22/13 | Cnn
    Snap shot in case they change it.
  • Wrong Prediction, Wrong Science; Unless It’s Government Climate Science.

    01/09/2013 12:17:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 8, 2013 | Anthony Watts--Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball
    Guest post by Dr. Tim BallIn a comment on the WUWT article about the abject failure of UKMO weather forecasts, “Slingo Pretends She Knows Why It’s Been So Wet!”, Doug Huffman wrote, “Each forecast must be accompanied by the appropriate retro-cast record of previous casts” (January 6, 2013 at 7:06 am). I pointed out years ago that Environment Canada (EC) publishes such information. They expose a similar horrendous story of absolute failure. This likely indicates why it is not done by others, but provides adequate justification for significantly reducing the role of the agency.Both EC and UKMO predictions fail. The...
  • Did The Fed Lie About QE 3 And 4?

    01/05/2013 2:46:34 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-5-2012 | Graham Summers
    Did The Fed Lie About QE 3 And 4? Stock-Markets / Quantitative EasingJan 05, 2013 - 08:24 AM By: Graham Summers It’s common belief that Bernanke and the Fed are printing $85 billion per month ($40 billion to buy Mortgage Backed Securities and $45 billion to buy Treasuries). After all, these are the policies that the Fed announced in September and December 2012, respectively. The only issue with this is that the Fed lied. Today, the Fed’s balance sheet is $1.3 billion smaller than it was at this time last year. Last week it was $19 billion smaller. The largest...
  • The current economic recovery is a fraud

    12/29/2012 5:57:26 PM PST · by Ron C. · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2012 | Lanny Ebenstein
    For those who would see recovery in current economic data, there are these facts to ponder. The first is that most of the decline in the unemployment rate has been a result not of more people working, but of more people leaving the labor force. In November, unemployment went down to 7.7 from 7.9 percent in October, the lowest unemployment rate since late 2008. But at the same time unemployment declined, so did labor force participation--which fell to 63.6 in November from 63.8 percent in October. Half a million Americans have left the labor market in recent months. Long term...
  • Insane: Liberals Contemplate $1 Trillion Platinum Coin to "Solve" Debt Limit Issue

    12/08/2012 10:32:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 162 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/08/2012 | Guy Benson
    Welcome to Zimbabwe.  This is not a parody -- it is an actual report from the Washington Post:   Some economists and legal scholars have suggested that the “platinum coin option” is one way to defuse a crisis if Congress can’t or won’t lift the debt ceiling soon. At least in theory. The U.S. government is, after all, facing a real problem. The Treasury Department will hit its $16.4 trillion borrowing limit by next February at the latest. Unless Congress reaches an agreement to raise that borrowing limit, the government will no longer be able to borrow enough money...
  • Bret Baier: What President Obama really said in that '60 Minutes' interview about Benghazi

    11/05/2012 5:27:00 AM PST · by maggief · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ANALYSIS: Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. In the interview, according to the latest portions, Obama would not say whether he thought the attack was terrorism. Yet he would later emphasize at a presidential debate that in the Rose Garden the same day, he had declared the attack an act of terror. That moment was one of the most intense exchanges...
  • World's Glaciers Have New Size Estimate (new method used to calculate ice thickness)

    10/23/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet - LiveScience.com
    The relatively small glaciers that drape the planet's mountains will play an important role in future sea level rise, according to a new study that estimated glaciers' collective size. Researchers calculated the ice thickness for 171,000 glaciers worldwide, excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold the bulk of Earth's frozen water. Through a combination of direct satellite observations and modeling, they determined the total volume of ice tied up in the glaciers is nearly 41,000 cubic miles (170,000 cubic kilometers), plus or minus 5,000 cubic miles (21,000 cubic km). If all the glaciers were to melt, global sea...
  • Vanity - Gallup has changed polling method per Jay Cost on twitter

    10/10/2012 3:42:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Twitter | 10.10.12
    I am so appalled by this late shift in method that I will not cite another Gallup poll in a column between now & Election Day.— Jay Cost (@JayCostTWS) October 10, 2012
  • GRAPHIC! Obama's Re-Election Case Rests On 5 Phony Claims

    10/08/2012 2:01:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    In making his case for re-election in the face of historically high unemployment and sluggish growth, President Obama has a simple and straightforward argument. Things were terrible when I arrived, he says, thanks to Bush-era policies of tax cuts and deregulation. We stopped the decline, but the ditch was so deep that it will take time to get out. Still, we are making progress, even if it isn't as fast as everyone would like. So the last thing we want to do is return to the failed Bush policies that, he says, drove us into the ditch. That argument appears...
  • Santelli Smells A Rat: 'I Told You They'd Get It Under 8%—They Did!'

    10/05/2012 10:34:53 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    Rick Santelli, the man who helped launch the Tea Party with his impassioned comments from the trading floor in 2009, sees the hand of politics at work in today's announcement that the unemployment rate has dipped below 8%. Speaking on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning just minutes after the number was announced, Santelli said: "I told you they'd get it under 8%--they did!" View the video after the jump. The Obama campaign is sure to jump on the news today--but Santelli has put a big question mark over the validity of the data.
  • UNEMPLOYMENT @ 7.8% BREAKING ON FOX NOW

    10/05/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | 10/5/12 | Bureau of Labor Statistics/Fox
    Just announced!
  • Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states

    10/04/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/4 | cohen and clement
    Breaking from two decades of tradition, this year’s election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.
  • Why We Still Need a Carbon Tax

    09/28/2012 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9-27-2012 | Adam Ozimek
    .... I am a proponent of carbon taxes. One criticism of this policy that you hear, for instance here from Noah Smith, is that they are pointless because you need international cooperation to make a real dent. But among non-tradeable goods this is not really the case. We don’t have to worry about transportation shifting abroad, since you can’t really outsource driving your car or shipping a package. And this matters, as transportation accounts for 70% of U.S. fuel consumption, and 30% of U.S. greenhouse gases. But even if carbon taxes are problematic, surely higher gas taxes are a good...
  • GOP takes aim at ‘skewed’ polls (lamestream trying to justify itself)

    09/25/2012 3:41:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/2012 | Jonathan Easley
    The Romney campaign and other Republicans say polls showing President Obama with a significant lead over their candidate are inaccurate. They argue many mainstream polls skew in Obama’s favor because of sample sizes that base 2012 turnout projections on 2008, when Democrats — and Hispanics, blacks and young voters in particular — turned out in record numbers. “I don’t think [the polls] reflect the composition of what 2012 is going to look like,” Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said in an interview. Frustration that polls are skewed in favor of Obama has escalated among some on the right in recent weeks....
  • Obama campaign: We care about facts, fact checkers

    09/04/2012 8:54:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/4/12 | BYRON TAU
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Obama campaign said Tuesday that they care about the truth of their attacks. "We work very hard to get it right. We look at the facts. We vet what we say," Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said in an ABC/Yahoo News panel.
  • Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama?

    09/01/2012 5:57:29 PM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/24/12 | Rick Ungar
    It’s enough to make even the most ardent Obama cynic scratch his head in confusion. Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower...
  • From Our Pollster: Internals, Details of the Latest Polls (Many polls heavily weighted w/Dems)

    08/22/2012 8:47:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gestetner Updates ^ | August 21, 2012 | Pollster
    - National RV (AP/GFK) Obama 47% Romney 46%. Poll sample D+8. June Obama 47% Romney 44%. Poll sample back then D+7 - National RV (Gallup) Romney 47% Obama 45% - National LV (Rassmusan) Romney 46% Obama 44% - Nevada LV (LVRJ/Survay USA) Obama 47% Romney 45%. Independents Romney 44% Obama 39%. Ryan’s budget play among Independents 49% approve 44% disapprove. Among Hispanics Obama 48% Romney 47%. It doesn’t really make sense but ok. The Poll is a sample D+3. - Wisconsin (Marquette university) among LV Obama 49% Romney 46%. among RV Obama 50 Romney 44%. Two weeks ago among LV...
  • Obama Has A Gigantic Lead in the Most Biased Poll Ever

    08/02/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Mike10542 · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 2, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama has one of the biggest leads we've seen for him in quite a long time in a new Pew Research Poll: He's up 10 points over Mitt Romney. Don't take much from it, though. Pew's sample of registered voters is highly skewed, oversampling Democrats by almost 20 points. Pew surveyed 1,956 registered voters. Of those, 42 percent were Democrats and just 23 percent were Republicans. We can't remember a poll being that imbalanced. Pew's poll in June also slightly oversampled Democrats and gave Obama a 7-point lead. So what we can take from this is that Independents...
  • Pew: Obama has big lead; Romney favorability drops (D +19)

    08/02/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/02/2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    New polling data out from Pew Research Center finds President Obama with a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney nationally: Currently, 51% say they support Obama or lean toward him, while 41% support or lean toward Romney. This is largely unchanged from earlier in July and consistent with polling over the course of this year. Across eight Pew Research Center surveys since January, Obama has led Romney by between four and 12 percentage points. Obama holds only a four-point edge (48% to 44%) across 12 of this year’s key battleground states. While the data does not allow a state-by-state analysis, the...
  • Media Orgasms Over Bogus CBS Poll

    08/01/2012 4:16:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a new poll out. CBS/New York Times. Quinnipiac University. CBS and the New York Times are using a new pollster. And, folks, they are having an orgasm over this poll out there today. It's a poll of battleground states, and of course the end result shows Obama way up in all these battleground states. It's exciting. They can't wait to tell everybody about it. Except there's a problem. They do not break down the sample in the story. Neither the New York Times nor CBS let the reader know the partisan identification of the participants in...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd: Our Poll Was Skewed

    07/25/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | July 25, 2012 | Mike Flynn
    Last night, I noted how NBC News was swimming against historical trends in pushing a poll with a deeply partisan skew in its sample. The poll, produced in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, had a D+11 sample, i.e. 46% of the sample identified as Democrat, 35% identified as Republican. In 2008, a very big year for Democrats, the electorate was D+7, 39% Democrat, 32% Republican. In fact, you have to go back nearly thirty years to find an election with such a partisan skew. This morning, on MSNBC's Morning Joe, NBC political director Chuck Todd admitted their poll had...
  • Are the Polls Skewed Toward Obama?

    07/23/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | July 20, 2012 | Jay Cost
    A topic that inevitably receives a lot of focus during election season is the partisan spread of the major media polls. Conservatives regularly complain that the polls are tilted against their side, and thus favor the Democrats. They have a point. To be sure, we can conclude that without accusing any pollster of malfeasance. In this essay, Mark Blumenthal of the Huffington Post correctly notes that the problem gets down to using registered voter polls. These tend to oversample Democrats. The argument in support of them is that, while a likely voter screen would draw a larger Republican sample, it...
  • Inciting the Idiot Vote

    06/20/2012 6:11:39 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 June 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Joining the ranks of drug pushers are what I would call polling-place pushers. These are people who run get-out-the-vote drives or at least agitate in that regard, and they are more to be feared than any corner dope peddler. As an example, pollster John Zogby recently lamented how the young people who catapulted Barack Obama to the presidency are now losing interest in voting. He said to the League of Women Voters (LWV), “I truly am worried about today’s twenty-somethings.” I have seen them move from hope and grand expectations for themselves and their world to anxiety and disillusionment.” That’s...
  • Zogby: Disillusioned young voters dropping out

    06/11/2012 6:54:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-11-12 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly four years after enthusiastic younger voters poured into polling booths to help push Barack Obama over the finish line and into the Oval Office, their hope has turned to fear and pollster John Zogby says that they are ready to give up on politics. “I truly am worried about today's twenty-somethings,” he frets. “They are our global generation and I have seen them move from hope and grand expectations for themselves and their world to anxiety and disillusionment. We can't afford to lose them,” he adds.
  • Issa exposes "Green Jobs" Scam

    06/11/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Kermit the Frog established his legacy convincing millions of impressionable youth that "it's not easy being green." Unfortunately for the once famous frog, the Obama Administration has made poor Kermit look like a liar and burst the generational myth – apparently, it is a whole lot easier to be green than Kermit would have had us all believe. In a June 6 hearing to delve into exactly how the Administration comes up with all those green jobs they claim to have saved-or-created, Rep. Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee probed the essential question, "Just what...
  • Return of the Bradley Effect: What if ALL the Polls Are Wrong?

    06/06/2012 6:55:27 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/06/12 | Roger L. Simon
    Many of us oldsters remember the Bradley Effect. Back in ye olde 1982, Tom Bradley, the longtime popular mayor of Los Angeles, a nice affable fellow in my recollection, ran for California governor against a fairly faceless guy named George Deukmejian. Most of the polls — including exit polls — showed Bradley with a significant lead. But Deukmejian won, narrowly. This was all put down to a form of covert racism. People didn’t want to admit they wouldn’t vote for a black man. As an ex-civil rights worker, I remember being hugely depressed by Bradley’s defeat. Times have changed. These...
  • RUSH: Obama Voters LOSING JOBLESS BENEFITS Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers

    05/11/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 24 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Obama Voters Losing Jobless Benefits Due to the Manipulation of Workforce Numbers May 11, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michael in Momence, Illinois. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush, first-time caller. I'm calling because I was at the unemployment office just yesterday, and they have tables there where people fill out the paperwork that they have -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait whoa, whoa, whoa, just a second. I need you to go slow here. CALLER: Okay. RUSH: Why were you at the unemployment office? It may seem like an obvious question, but...
  • Obama tells young reporters: Climate change a top challenge for young people

    08/30/2011 12:26:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    Obama tells young reporters: Climate change a top challenge for young people By Andrew Restuccia - 08/30/11 01:21 PM ET Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing young people, President Obama said in a recent interview with young reporters from Scholastic News. “Another big challenge that your generation is going to face is the environmental challenge,” Obama said in an interview with Scholastic News Press Corp. that was conducted in July but posted online this month. “Although we’ve made big improvements over the last 20 or 30 years in making our air clean and our water clean, there...
  • Zogby Interactive: Obama Falls to 39%, As Support from Democrats Continues to Slide

    11/23/2010 5:49:20 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 93 replies · 1+ views
    zogby.com/news ^ | RELEASED 11/22/2010 | zogby.com/news
    Zogby Interactive: Obama Falls to 39%, As Support from Democrats Continues to Slide; He Trails Romney, J. Bush & Gingrich in '12 Those Saying U.S. on Wrong Track Hits High Under Obama of 69% UTICA, New York - President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped to the lowest point of his Presidency at 39%, and in potential match-ups with Republicans in 2012, he trails Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich and is just one point ahead of Sarah Palin. The percentage of likely voters saying the U.S. is on the wrong track is now the highest since Obama...
  • TSA full-body scanners at airports supported by majority of Americans, half against pat-downs: poll

    11/23/2010 6:34:58 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 81 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 23rd 2010 | Aliyah Shahid
    Americans aren't crazy about the new airport pat-downs. But according to a new poll, nearly half still back them, with even more supporting full body scanning. Forty-eight percent of Americans said the pat-downs are justified, while 50% said they are against the new measures, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll revealed. Meanwhile, the majority – 64% – said they supported the use of full-body scanners while 32% said they were against it. The 385 full-body scanners being used at 68 airports across the country have sparked an outcry from flyers, who argue they're virtual strip searches because they produce invasive,...
  • Politicized Science vs. Anti-Science Republicans

    11/22/2010 7:37:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 22, 2010 | Rick Moran
    Just because the motives of many climate change advocates are questionable, even evil, does that mean the entire global warming proposition is a fraud? It is an article of faith among many conservatives that climate change is sham science. Even worse, it is the nexus of a vast conspiracy involving governments, the UN, and climate scientists that is seeking to destroy the industrial economies of the West, create a one world government, and enrich people like Al Gore who have bet a bundle on a reduced carbon emissions future. They believe that either the earth is not warming at all,...
  • Is the Crowd Wrong on QE2? (Numbers "fiddling" by BLS created 200,000 phantom jobs last month)

    11/08/2010 1:54:03 PM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Barron's ^ | 11/6/2010 | Alan Abelson
    [Snip] THE JOBS REPORT FOR OCTOBER was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, and at first blush was surprisingly strong, much stronger, indeed, than expected. Payrolls expanded by 151,000 and the two previous months' were revised upward. But hold the hurrahs. The unemployment rate was stuck at 9.6%, and, toss in the underemployed and the rate remains at an elevated 17%. Moreover, the household version of the employment picture was a real bummer, showing an employment drop of 330,000. That especially weird disparity between the household and the payroll reports made us do a double-take. Happily, the...
  • Social Security Administration Admits To Massive Screw Up On Wage Data

    11/02/2010 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/02/2010 | Tyler Durden
    Of course, the timing for the revelation on the day of the elections is a total coincidence. As per the revised tables, average incomes of top earners did not quintuple as had been released on October 15 to $519 million, but instead declined by 7.7% to $84 million.
  • Climate science’s watery reprieve

    07/09/2010 2:00:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | July 8, 2010 | Terence Corcoran
    Review provides plenty of evidence that climate science has been and remains an uncertain shambles The last of three British investigations into the notorious Climategate emails, the Independent Climate Change Email Review, landed yesterday and left behind enough cherry-pickable material to give all sides an opportunity to claim modest vindication. Defenders of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, the source of the emails, will be able to spin the 168-page review as proof that the CRU did little wrong. For climate skeptics and others, the review provides plenty of evidence that climate science has been...