Upside Down!

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Do you get the feeling that more and more and more of current events are just completely topsy turvy?…

More situations and events across our country make no sense whatsoever!….

From a president who decided appeasing totalitarian regimes is better than having the resolve to confront them…to organizations literally calling for erasing our history by sandblasting memorials and tearing down statues!

It just makes no sense! The national demeanor has sunk to an all time low under Barack Obama. His ‘transformative’ approach has led to disaster at every turn! Nothing is what it seems and practically EVERY obnoxious, unthinkable behavior is excused and tolerated.

I suppose most of it comes from a society too distracted with as many matters as there are individuals, to care. Yet EVERYTHING is unraveling at the seams. There are those who downplay its significance. That it’s just the natural transition of things. I don’t think so! NONE of this “feels” right…it offers no hope of resolve or resolution where we will find a productive, engaged society. All of it is so artificial…so fleeting!

The time has come to realize, we are lost as a nation. There’s no confidence..no sense of direction. Just a people waiting to react to whatever foolishness happens next. No leadership is rampant. Sure…you may find a few individuals willing to rise and take charge of certain matters. But, overall there is NO ONE with the sense of how to empower the nation again. The days of that level of reality are long gone.

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“I came…I saw…I destroyed!”

Barack Obama has brought nothing but shame to the presidency and tarnished it..perhaps indefinitely. The fact the nation entrusted a man that continues to lie to us with the power to shred our societal fabric is just another indication of how far we’ve fallen. We faced difficulty in the past. But, not from an enemy within. And this loss will see to it that we will never recover…

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Sage Advice for Mitt Romney

 

 

Slowly, but surely, the political season will resume this week. After the shocking events of last week you might not think it will be business as usual. But, fear not…Campaign 2012 will return…whether that’s a good thing or not..well..I’ll leave that up to you…

In the meantime, Byron York offers analysis and advice for the Romney camp:

From The Washington Examiner…

 3 hurdles for Romney as campaign intensifies

The Republican primary race was longer and more grueling than Mitt Romney hoped. But for all its rigors, the contest left three key Romney issues unresolved. Each will play a role in the general election campaign — but in a different way than in the primaries.

The first is the question of Romney’s business career and taxes. In the GOP race, Newt Gingrich led the charge in accusing Romney of exploiting companies and laying off workers while head of the private equity firm Bain Capital. Gingrich’s attack was clumsy and poorly researched. But even if it had been more skillful, many Republicans just didn’t want to hear any criticism of Romney’s business record. Some equated such criticism with an attack on capitalism itself. Under fire from his own side, Gingrich backed off.

That meant Romney didn’t really have to work very hard to defend his Bain record. But now the Obama campaign is hitting Romney harder than Gingrich ever did. Even when prominent Democrats like Cory Booker, Ed Rendell and Bill Clinton criticized the Bain attacks, the Obama campaign kept banging away. The president’s operatives believe, and have polling data to suggest, that attacking Bain will work — not everywhere in the country, not with all voters, but with some key swing voters in the some of the most important key states. If Obama’s Bain attacks work only in Ohio, for example, that alone might be the president’s margin of victory.

As far as taxes are concerned, Romney’s Republican rivals pressured him to release his returns earlier than he had planned. But Romney stuck to his decision to release only his 2010 return and promised to make public his 2011 return when it is finished. That was enough to take the heat off in the GOP race. But it hasn’t been enough for Obama, who will keep pounding Romney — and accusing him of hiding something — until Election Day.

The second unresolved issue for Romney is Romneycare. In the primaries, the former Massachusetts governor argued that creating a mandate-driven universal health care system was appropriate for the governor of a state, but that it was unacceptable for a president and Congress to install a national program like Obamacare. That distinction was enough for Republican voters who might have felt uneasy about Romneycare but chose not to hold it against their leading candidate.

Now, after the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, Romney is making the even finer distinction that the individual mandate is a tax as far as Obamacare is concerned but is a penalty in the context of a state program like Romneycare. This hair-splitting requires far more explaining than is good for any candidate.

The problem for Romney won’t be those Republican voters who dislike Obamacare — they’ll certainly vote for Romney. The problem will be undecided voters who don’t know a lot about the former Massachusetts governor. When Obama argues — it will undoubtedly happen in the face-to-face presidential debates — that Romney doesn’t like Obamacare now but did the same thing himself in Massachusetts, Obama’s goal will be to show those undecided voters that Romney is a man who will say anything to get elected.

The third factor is Mormonism. For the most part, Romney’s religion didn’t arise in the Republican race. It’s possible it won’t in the general election. But if the campaign reaches the final weeks and Romney is leading Obama, some Democrats will find it hard to resist trying to make Mormonism a factor in the race. They tried hard in 1994, when Romney unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Ted Kennedy for a Senate seat from Massachusetts.

This time, their target will be a small but electorally significant group of independent voters who have reservations about voting for a Mormon.

For years now, Gallup has asked a poll question, “If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person who happened to be a Mormon, would you vote for that person?” In a 2011 poll, Gallup found that 27 percent of Democrats said they wouldn’t vote for a Mormon, while a smaller number, 18 percent, of Republicans said the same. For independents, the number was 19 percent. That’s a big enough number for Democrats to try to exploit, should they become desperate enough to do it.

In the end, it’s hard to see how any or all of the three issues — business history, Romneycare, Mormonism — can outweigh the economy as a determining factor in the election. But if bad news economic news continues — and it appears it will — look for Democrats to push hard on all three fronts.

Byron York, The Examiner’s chief political correspondent, can be contacted atbyork@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears on Tuesday and Friday, and his stories and blogposts appear on washingtonexaminer.com.

 

 

The Obama Derecho!

An EXCELLENT piece from the Washington Free Beacon:

THE DAMAGE FROM OBAMA WILL BE LASTING!

Safe to say most Washingtonians had never heard of a “derecho” before June 29, when one of these speedy and destructive windstorms ploughed through the capital, leaving behind dead bodies and battered homes and more than a million households without power. Now the storm is over, and one can expect this obscure meteorological term to pass just as swiftly into everyday speech. Exotic, vaguely menacing, and evoking senseless, abrupt calamity, “derecho” is an especially apt description of America in the age of Obama.

Like the homeowners in Fairfax County, Va., picking up felled tree branches and putting in insurance claims, Americans across the country are still recovering from the Obama derecho that struck the nation from 2009 to 2010. The damage from that whirlwind has been ugly. The cost has been enormous. And another one may form at any moment.

A spectacular confluence of events swept Obama into office. Seven years of war,almost a year of recession, and seven weeks of financial crisis pulled down the incumbent president’s approval rating on Election Day 2008 to an atrocious 25 percent. Obama’s opponent was a war hero and a courageous statesman who nevertheless seemed rather anachronistic, not to mention confused at the bewildering and frightening economic situation.

Obama, on the other hand, had a smooth and graceful and likeable character that appealed to America’s best hopes and dreams of racial and partisan conciliation. His running mate was a dolt, but a familiar one. They promised a new tone in Washington, sound economic management, lower health care premiums, cutting the federal deficit in half, and an end to the war in Iraq. This was the winning ticket, 53 percent to 46 percent.

The economy worsened after Obama’s election. Unemployment spiked. The government took over the financial system, nationalized mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, consumed AIGdrew closer to buying GM and Chrysler, and drastically expanded the monetary base to prevent credit from dissolving further.

The economic and legal and political arrangements that had led to two decades of expansion were being re-written hastily and unthinkingly. A deluge of taxes and spending and regulations was let loose, with the stated aim of transforming the base of a system that had produced the most prosperous civilization in history. It turned out that when Obama spoke of putting America on “a new foundation,” he meant it.

Unemployment was at 7.8 percent when Obama became president. It would rise to 10 percent in October 2009 and would not fall below 8 percent in over 30 months. Long-term unemployment became endemic. Participation in the work force fell to lows not seen in decades. Foreclosures mounted. Mortgages sank underwater. Obama’s response was to maintain the policies of the Paulson-Geithner-Bernanke troika: bail out financials and autos while engaging in massive fiscal and monetary stimulus, and hope for the best. Publicize every “green shoot.” Say, “Welcome to the recovery.”

The change in governing style that the president had promised never seemed to materialize. Relations with the domestic opposition was an area in which the administration seemed eager to adopt a “with us or against us” mentality. The White House targeted dissenting individuals and organizations for public rebuke and media-enforced shame: Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, Fox News Channel, the Chamber of Commerce, Charles and David Koch, Paul Ryan, Sheldon Adelson. The list grows with each day.

Even as Obama said he would listen to the Republicans, he let archliberals Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman, and David Obey write the stimulus bill, ironically called “the Recovery Act.” They larded this legislation with handouts to public sector unions, the social services lobby, and green energy companies managed by Democratic contributors. They included tax rebates that history had shown to be ineffective at stimulating demand, and emergency aid to states that would delay but not resolve the governors’ budget issues. The cost: $862 billion. Read the papers, and then try to say the stimulus “worked” while keeping a straight face.

It was with glassy-eyed seriousness that the president and his allies in Congress turned from the economic crisis to the ambitious spending and regulatory agenda that they had waited years to enact. Having passed the stimulus, Pelosi, Waxman, and Ed Markey brought to the floor of the House a monstrosity of an energy bill that would have imposed a cap-and-trade system of carbon regulation on the nation in the middle of the worst economy since the Great Depression. It cleared the House by seven votes before coal-state Democrats and Republicans in the Senate spared us, in this instance, from the greens.

Then in July 2009 Congress authorized Obama’s first budget of $3.4 trillion, hilariously titled “A New Era of Responsibility.” Like all of the president’s budgets, this one was easy to summarize: Taxes and spending and debt went up.

Obama and Congress carefully designed their “crown jewel,” a health care overhaul that mandates insurance coverage for every American while turning health insurers into quasi-public utilities, raising taxes, and establishing manifold regulatory boards and bodies that will encroach ever more on institutional and personal liberties. The months spent debating Obamacare revealed the character of this president in an unforgettable way. He pushed for the legislation despite itsunpopularity, despite his party losing elections in Virginia and New Jersey and Massachusetts, despite public protests and marches and threats to challenge the law’s constitutionality. What could be seen in these glimpses of the real Obama was a single-mindedness of intent. Obamacare became law in March 2010.

The final surge was the Dodd-Frank “Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” which required more than 2,300 pages to delegate authority to new or established regulatory bodies that will issue more than 400 rulings on every sort of financial transaction. The president signed it into law in July 2010. The most obscure and arcane piece of legislation passed during the Obama derecho, Dodd-Frank may also come to be seen as the most harmful. It enshrines the Too Big To Fail bailout model that led to excessive leverage and risk-taking, and incentivizes consolidation in a banking sector already beset by cronyism and insider relationships between Wall Street and Washington.

This is the legislative horror-show that birthed the Xenomorph-like Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an already politicized agency that is shielded from democratic accountability even as it runs amok in credit markets. The regulatory capture and other perverse consequences of Dodd-Frank will become clear only in hindsight. However, we already do know that it did nothing to reform Fannie and Freddie or housing in general, and that it won’t prevent the next financial crisis, which may soon be on us.

The clouds finally broke in November 2010 when Republicans had their best electoral performance in decades, and took the House of Representatives while gaining seats in the Senate and in governors’ mansions and in statehouses. The worst seemed to be over. Obama was forced to maintain the tax rates that have been operative since 2001. The congressional Republicans have checked his additional plans.

The economy still suffers, however. The legacy of the derecho years remains. We will be picking up after Obama’s debt and regulations and taxes for a long time to come. Even the current respite may turn out to be brief, for there are dark clouds on the horizon. Massive tax hikes on all levels of income, combined with crippling defense cuts, are set to take place on January 1, 2013. The health care mandate goes into effect the next year. The wind is picking up, and one can feel the first drops of rain. My advice: Take shelter.

All is lost!…or is it?….

Seems like we’re entering another attitude downturn….as if we haven’t been in one for years…It’s just that there is no “good” news any more….It’s sad. It’s sad that common sense is virtually non existent. And those that purport to be the ones in the know are the ones most lacking.

We have a President in this country that goes out of his way to engage and expand on policy behavior that is so OBVIOUSLY wrong! We have government officials…whether elected or not…that absolutely REFUSE to consider the consequences of their actions. Recently the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals responded to criticism of their costly and unnecessary conference in Hawaii with a big ol’ middle finger! We have an Attorney General whose indignant and aloof approach to his department’s actions should be sufficient for his immediate dismissal.

 

“Hey!…screw you!…we’ll spend your taxpayer dollars how we see fit!…”

 

 

We have a European economy about to implode, while the senseless citizens of France have decided they’re going to tax the hell out everyone as an answer to their financial woes. Meanwhile Greece can’t seem to make up it’s mind about whether to stay in the European Union or not. It’s as if they want to be a member of the club while refusing to pay the dues…PLUS expecting everyone else to pay their bills. Spain is a lost cause. It’s a wonder they’re still functioning.

On the other side of the world, the Chinese are steadfast in the expansion of their military. Combine that with the hotheaded Vladimir Putin and President Obama’s attempt at leaving the U.S. with only a BB gun to defend itself and its interests, and you’ve got a recipe for trouble.

Well, the fellas at The Economic Collapse don’t see much to cheer about either….Here’s the latest:

Oh Crud! 19 Reasons Why It Is Time To Start Freaking Out About The Global Economy

Yes, it is officially time to start freaking out about the global economy.  The European financial system is falling apart and it is going to go down hard.  If Europe was going to be saved it would have happened by now.  The big money insiders have already pulled their funds from vulnerable positions and they are ready to ride the coming chaos out.   Over the next few months the slow motion train wreck currently unfolding in Europe will continue to play out and things will likely really start really heating up in the fall once summer vacations are over.  Most Americans greatly underestimate how much Europe can affect the global economy.  Europe actually has a larger population than the United States does.  Europe also has a significantly larger economy and a much larger banking system.  The world is more interconnected today than ever before, and a collapse of the financial system in Europe will cause a massive global recession.  Once the global economy slides into another major recession, it is going to take years to recover.  The pain is going to be immense.  Yes, that is going to include the United States.  Sadly, we never recovered from the last recession, and it is frightening to think about how much farther this next recession is going to knock us down.

The big problem is that there is simply way, way, way too much debt in the United States and Europe.  It has been a lot of fun spending all of this borrowed money, but now we get to pay the price.

The following are 19 reasons why it is time to start freaking out about the global economy….

#1 The yield on 10 year Italian bonds has now risen to more than 6 percent.

#2 The yield on 10 year Spanish bonds has now risen to more than 7 percent.  This is considered to be an unsustainable level.

#3 Citigroup Chief Economist Willem Buiter says that both Italy and Spain are going to need major bailouts.

#4 The Spanish banking crisis continues to get worse.  The following is from a CNN article that was posted on Monday….

But the depth of the nation’s crisis has raised doubts about whether €100 billion will be enough to recapitalize the banks. For example, the Bank of Spain, the nation’s central bank, released data Monday showing that “doubtful” loans — those that are more than 3 months overdue — rose to €152.7 billion in April, equal to 8.7% of all the loans held by the nation’s banks.

#5 Unemployment in Spain is sitting at a record high of over 24 percent with no hope in sight.

#6 Unemployment in the eurozone as a whole has hit a brand new all-time record high.

#7 The socialists won an outright majority in the recent parliamentary elections in France.  That means that France and Germany are now headed in completely different directions.  The close cooperation that we have seen between France and Germany in recent years is now over.

#8 New French President Francois Hollande has promised to implement a top tax rate of 75 percent on those making over 1 million euros a year.

#9 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared that Germany will not budge at all on the terms of the Greek bailout.

#10 Analysts at Citigroup Global Markets are projecting that the odds of Greece leaving the euro over the next 12 to 18 months are still between 50 and 75 percent.

#11 Money is being transferred from banks in southern Europe to banks in northern Europe at an astounding pace….

Financial advisers and private bankers whose clients have accounts too large to be covered by a Europe-wide guarantee on deposits up to 100,000 euros ($125,000), are reporting a “bank run by wire transfer” that has picked up during May.

Much of this money has headed north to banks in London, Frankfurt and Geneva, financial advisers say.

“It’s been an ongoing process but it certainly picked up pace a couple of weeks ago We believe there is a continuous 2-3 year bank run by wire transfer,” said Lorne Baring, managing director at B Capital, a Geneva-based pan European wealth management firm.

#12 As I wrote about recently, about 500 million euros a day has been pulled out of Greek banks so far this month.

#13 The Bank for International Settlements is warning that global lending is contracting at the fastest rate that we have seen since the end of the last financial crisis.

#14 Lloyd’s of London has publicly admitted that it is making preparations for a collapse of the eurozone.

#15 Government debt levels all over the industrialized world have exploded in recent years.  The following is from a recent article by Stephen Lendman….

Five years ago, OECD countries sovereign debt/GDP ratios were 70%. Today it’s 106% and rising.

Anything over 100% is considered to be an extremely dangerous level.

#16 The economic problems in Europe are already taking a toll on the U.S. economy.  At this point U.S. exports to Europe are way down.

#17 One recent poll found that 75 percent of Americans are either “very or somewhat worried” that the U.S. economy is heading for another recession.

#18 Under Barack Obama, the United States has been indulging in a debt binge unlike anything ever seen in U.S. history.  The following is from a recent Forbes article….

After just one year of the Obama spending binge, federal spending had already rocketed to 25.2% of GDP, the highest in American history except for World War II.  That compares to 20.8% in 2008, and an average of 19.6% during Bush’s two terms.  The average during President Clinton’s two terms was 19.8%, and during the 60-plus years from World War II until 2008 — 19.7%.  Obama’s own fiscal 2013 budget released in February projects the average during the entire 4 years of the Obama Administration to come in at 24.4% in just a few months.  That budget shows federal spending increasing from $2.983 trillion in 2008 to an all time record $3.796 trillion in 2012, an increase of 27.3%.

Moreover, before Obama there had never been a deficit anywhere near $1 trillion.  The highest previously was $458 billion, or less than half a trillion, in 2008. The federal deficit for the last budget adopted by a Republican controlled Congress was $161 billion for fiscal year 2007.  But the budget deficits for Obama’s four years were reported in Obama’s own 2013 budget as $1.413 trillion for 2009, $1.293 trillion for 2010, $1.3 trillion for 2011, and $1.327 trillion for 2012, four years in a row of deficits of $1.3 trillion or more, the highest in world history.

#19 Barack Obama almost seems more focused on his golf game than on the problems the global economy is having.  He just finished up playing his 100th round of golf since he became president.

If you are looking for some kind of a global financial miracle you can stop watching.

If European leaders had a master plan to save Europe they would have shown it by now.

If Barack Obama had a master plan to fix things he would have implemented it by now.

If the Federal Reserve had a master plan to fix things we would have seen it by now.

The entire house of cards is starting to come down and things are going to get really messy.

A lot of people both in the United States and in Europe are going to lose their jobs and their homes over the next few years.

It is likely that the next recession will be even more painful than the last one was.

Now is not the time to panic.  If you acknowledge what is coming and prepare accordingly then you will likely be in good shape.

But if you stick your head in the sand and pretend that everything is going to be okay then the next few years will likely be incredibly painful for you.

“I’m too busy enjoying myself to give a sh*t!”

More common sense about the disappearance of common sense in these United States!

The Economic Collapse blog does it again!…..

 

20 Signs That We Are Witnessing The Complete Collapse Of Common Sense In America

What do you do when an entire nation begins to lose the capacity to think rationally?  Many Americans spend a great deal of time criticizing the government, and there is certainly a lot to complain about, but it is not just the government that is the problem.  All over America, people appear to be going insane.  It is almost as if we have been cursed with stupidity.  Sadly, this applies from the very top of our society all the way down to the very bottom.  A lot of us find ourselves asking the following question much more frequently these days: “How could they be so stupid?”  Unfortunately, we are witnessing a complete collapse of common sense all over America.  Many people seem to believe that if we could just get Obama out of office or if we could just reform our economic system that our problems as a nation would be solved, but that is simply not true.  Our problems run much deeper than that.  The societal decay that is plaguing our country is very deep and it is everywhere.  We are a nation that is full of people that do not care about others and that just want to do what is right in their own eyes.  We hold ourselves out to the rest of the world as “the greatest nation on earth” and an example that everyone else should follow, and yet our own house is rotting all around us.  The words “crazy”, “insane” and “deluded” are not nearly strong enough to describe our frame of mind as a country.  America has become a sad, delusional old man that can’t even think straight anymore.  The evidence of our mental illness is everywhere.

The following are 20 signs that we are witnessing the complete collapse of common sense in America….

#1 According to Wired Magazine, FBI agents have been taught that they can “bend or suspend the law” as they pursue criminals and terrorists.  But when they break the law they become criminals themselves.

#2 A TSA manager (not just an agent) at Dulles International Airport was recently discovered to be running a prostitution ring out of a local hotel room.  TSA agents have been charged with crime after crime after crime and yet we continue to allow them to be in charge of airport security.

#3 CBS News is reporting that approximately 200 pieces of luggage a day are being stolen by employees at John F. Kennedy International Airport and authorities still have not been able to stop it.

#4 Visitors to the United States must now pay $14 to complete an online form that asks them a series of really bizarre questions.  For example, one of the questions asks visitors to the U.S. if they ever “collaborated with the Nazis”.

#5 The U.S. military is buying huge amounts of electronic parts from China (mistake number one) and a government investigation has uncovered the fact that a large percentage of these parts are counterfeit.  Yet the U.S.military continues to buy huge amounts of electronic parts from China (mistake number two).

#6 A high school senior in Indiana was recently expelled from school for cussing on Twitter.

#7 Police in Chicago apparently believe that our “First Amendment rights can be terminated” at their discretion.

#8 Americans are becoming very cruel to one another.  This is especially true when it comes to the weak and the elderly.  For example, two “caregivers” down in Georgia were recently charged with waterboarding an 89-year-old womanthat had been entrusted to their care….

Police charge two caregivers at a Jonesboro facility with waterboarding an 89-year-old woman.

Clayton County police said Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed held down Anna Foley after an argument that started over ice cream.

#9 An increasing number of American families are taking out student loans in order to pay for their children’s kindergarten tuition.

#10 One town in Massachusetts plans to distribute free condoms to children as young as 12 years of age.

#11 Children in America are exposed to enormous amounts of sexual material on television these days, but we are always so shocked when they try to act out on it.  The following is one very disturbing example that happened recently in Ohio….

Authorities in southwest Ohio have charged a 13-year-old boy with raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald’s play area.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the alleged assault occurred Oct. 29 at a McDonald’s in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson Township. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Barnett says the girl’s grandmother was nearby in the restaurant at the time.

#12 The following is another example from Indiana of how our sexualized society is affecting our young children….

Fishers police said an 8-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were caught in a sexual act on a school bus.

The girl’s parents are now trying to determine if the February incident was a rape or molestation.

In a statement, police said a bus aid caught the girl and the boy “trying to have intercourse,” and that the “bus aid immediately separated the juveniles and informed the bus driver.”

#13 According to Natural News, the Michigan state government intends to raid private farms and kill pigs that have “the wrong hair color” even though some of these farmers have been raising these pigs for decades.

#14 An executive order recently updated by the Obama administration would give the federal government complete control over all food, all energy, all health resources, all transportation resources and “all other materials, services, and facilities” at the discretion of Barack Obama.  The wording of the executive order has been changed so that this can now be done even in “non-emergency” situations.  Very few Americans seem concerned by this.

#15 These days many Americans are very hesitant to get involved with helping out anyone else.  For example, an 86-year-old World War II veteran living near Detroit was recently brutally carjacked in broad daylight at a gas station.  He could not walk after the attack because his leg was shattered so he began to crawl across the concrete pavement to get help.  Sadly, many people walked past and drove past as if he was not even there.

#16 At one airport in Hawaii, TSA agents recently required one new mother to go to a public restroom and fill up the empty baby bottles she was carrying with her own breast milk before they would allow her to get on to her flight.  The following is how one local news station described the incident….

She claims agents told her she couldn’t take the pump on the plane because the bottles in her carry-on were empty.

“I asked him if there was a private place I could pump and he said no, you can go in the women’s bathroom. I had to stand in front of the mirrors and the sinks and pump my breast in front of every tourist that walked into that bathroom. I was embarrassed and humiliated and then angry that I was treated this way.

When the bottles were full, she was allowed back on the plane.

#17 Massive brawls have been erupting at Chuck E. Cheese restaurants all over the nation.  Police responded to violence at one particular Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Pennsylvania 17 times in just one recent 18 month time period.

#18 Thieves in New Jersey have become so desperate for scrap metal that they have started breaking into churches and ripping the copper piping right out of the walls.

#19 Tide detergent has become an alternative form of currency on the streets of America and there has been an epidemic of Tide thefts all over the nation.  The following is from a recent article in The Daily….

Theft of Tide detergent has become so rampant that authorities from New York to Oregon are keeping tabs on the soap spree, and some cities are setting up special task forces to stop it. And retailers like CVS are taking special security precautions to lock down the liquid. 

One Tide taker in West St. Paul, Minn., made off with $25,000 in the product over 15 months before he was busted last year.

“That was unique that he stole so much soap,” said West St. Paul Police Chief Bud Shaver. “The name brand is [all] Tide. Amazing, huh?”

Tide has become a form of currency on the streets. The retail price is steadily high — roughly $10 to $20 a bottle — and it’s a staple in households across socioeconomic classes.

#20 New federal rules will severely restrict the kind of work that children can do on farms in America.  Kids will be banned from doing many of the most basic kinds of farm chores under the new regulations.  Perhaps the children can just sit inside and watch television while the adults do all the work.

As mentioned earlier, what America is experiencing is not just an economic collapse.  The truth is that our entire society is collapsing.

For many years our great prosperity masked much of our decline, but now our great economic strength is rapidly fading and it is becoming very difficult to deny how far we have fallen as a nation.

You can find more examples of how American society is decaying right here andright here.  Anyone with half a brain can see what is happening to the United States.  It really is sad, because America was once a truly great nation.

So is there any hope of a recovery?

Not if we keep going down the same path.

In the end, the choice is up to you America.

Wacky Wednesday…and More!….

"I am going to do everything in my power to make sure the United States is nothing more than a shell of its former self..once I'm through with it.."

Hard to believe some polls continue to trumpet President Obama’s lead for the 2012 election. In the meantime, THIS President proceeds down his destructive road. Of course, if we had an electorate that actually took the time to learn the TRUTH about him, you would see a drastic turn around. Day after day after day, there are examples of the destructive policies of the Obama administration. Unfortunately, it seems as if fewer Americans are willing to face the truth. The truth they don’t want to face.

This headline from End of the American Dream blog stands out:

BARACK OBAMA: I HAVE A “MORAL OBLIGATION” TO NEUTER AMERICA

It’s a frightening expose on how Mr. Obama hopes to limit this nation’s nuclear military capabilities, while the Russians and Chinese have adopted a different philosophy!

We also have Fed chief, Ben Bernanke ADMITTING the unemployment numbers don’t seem to jive with the REAL state of the U.S. economy!….Gee! Imagine that!

"As I've said before...I don't have a clue about how this stuff works..."

BERNANKE: OBAMA UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ‘OUT OF SYNC’ – The American Thinker

The other big news is, of course, Obamcare’s day(s) in court…the Supreme Court, that is…. Though I don’t see a complete repudiation of it, simply because the court probably doesn’t want to exacerbate the divide on its merits, the Administration’s case is not going exactly as planned. Thomas Sowell takes the time to skewer this costly, ill conceived, piece of unpopular legislation!

OBAMACARE MANDATES JUSTIFIED BY ‘ INTERSTATE COMMERCE’ ? – National Review Online

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CRITIC’S CORNER WEDNESDAY: ‘IDOL’, ‘WHITNEY’, ‘CHELSEA’ – Robert Bianco @ USA Today

It’s always risky to praise American Idol (Fox, tonight, 8 ET/PT) too early in the season, because the show has had the habit the past few years of getting weaker as it goes along.

Still, it seems only fair to compliment the judges —Randy JacksonSteven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez— for finally becoming at least a little judgmental.

It would be better if they apologized less and stopped twisting themselves into knots to present every rebuke as constructive criticism/mentoring.

Oh, and it would be nice if Jackson decided whether he was for or against oversinging. (Should he need help, “against” is the right choice.)

That said, they’re doing a far better job than they did last season, with Lopez in particular often sensibly on point.

Let’s hope it’s a trend and not an aberration.

NBC‘s Whitney (8 ET/PT) and Are You There, Chelsea? (8:30 ET/PT) have made it to the end of their first seasons, which is no doubt a surprise to those who didn’t think they’d make it to the end of their first month.

Then again, to judge from the excruciating Best Friends Forever, which takes over Chelsea‘s spot next week, it’s not as if NBC had anything better waiting in the wings.

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THIS should frighten the CRAP out of you!….

As if President Obama’s potential re-election isn’t reason enough, on its own!….

"So...you're saying..Comrade President, you will be able to turn over ALL of your weapons after your re-election?..."

Seems our esteemed President is telling other leaders his re-election is a forgone conclusion….

PRESIDENT OBAMA ASKS MEDVEDEV FOR ‘SPACE’ ON MISSILE DEFENSE – ‘AFTER MY ELECTION, I HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY’  – ABC News

This man MUST be defeated!….