Thursday, December 29, 2011

Just the facts

As we enter 2012, the presidential candidates would do well to wrap their minds and messages around these seven mathematical facts:

  1. Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion.  This means that every day the federal government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has.
  2. The real unemployment rate is a jaw-dropping 11 percent.
  3. Every fifth man you pass on your way to work is now out of work.
  4. College graduates are now 34% less likely to find a job under Obama than they were under President George W. Bush.
  5. Every seventh person you pass on the sidewalk now relies on food stamps.
  6. The ravages of the Obama economy now mean that more Americans live under the federal poverty line than at any time in U.S. history since records have been kept.
  7. Under President Barack Obama, every fifth child in America now lives in poverty.

These are not partisan jabs, manufactured statistics, or ideological swipes.  These are mathematical facts. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Just wow! Now that's how a president should speak and act!

Monday, December 12, 2011


Lowe's parking lot in Nashville:

Here's the 1 percent

The Top 3 Google Execs Have How Many Jets?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Obama is my co-pilot

Obama is my co-pilot

Newcandescent 100 watt bulb to be produced after ban

A South Hackensack, NJ company seems to have found a loophole in the upcoming ban — "rough use" standards.

Larry Birnbaum, owner of the Light Bulb Store in South Hackensack, thinks he has a bright idea. He developed the Newcandescent bulb, an incandescent bulb that meets new federal standards for so-called "rough" use (like in a moving car or truck) but that he wants to sell for everyday use. He compared it to a doctor prescribing a drug for one condition, even though it was originally developed for another.

He hopes to start selling the new bulbs in January. They will go for about $1.65 each, compared with about 60 cents for current incandescents and about $2.25 to $3.50 for compact fluorescents that give the equivalent of 100 watts of light.

Birnbaum made a few changes to the typical "rough-use" incandescent to meet new federal standards, including using krypton gas to make it last 10 times longer. But he acknowledged that they're not as energy-efficient as LEDs and compact fluorescents.

"People want a choice," said Birnbaum, whose family has been in the lighting industry for three generations (his grandfather knew Thomas Edison). Along with selling light bulbs in his small store, Birnbaum also imports, develops and manufactures them. His company employs six people in South Hackensack and 60 at a factory in Indiana.

Of course we want a choice!.

SWING! ROMNEY TO OBAMA: 'Hands-on Doesn't Mean Better Grip on Golf Club'...


via Drudge Report Feed on 12/6/11

SWING! ROMNEY TO OBAMA: 'Hands-on Doesn't Mean Better Grip on Golf Club'...

(Second column, 1st story, link)

Monday, December 05, 2011

The only candidate NOT to DISPARAGE the other Rs: Newt

He continually goes after Obama, and the D's.

No wonder he's risen to the top!

Douglas Bauman
Pittsburgh, PA


Now that's funny - twice funny, the picture and the headline - three times funny, also the fact that they have no chance to rescue anyone.

via Drudge Report Feed on 12/5/11


(Main headline, 1st story, link)

Go Newt !

Newt Gingrich has taken the lead for the GOP nomination in virtually every poll being tracked.  In the latest Rasmussen Poll, Newt has the lead over Mitt Romney by an astounding 21 points.

Here's the latest line from Newt about Barack Obama that is ruffling some feathers: "You can either be incompetent or radical, but if you're both incompetent and radical it's probably more than the system can bear."