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Obama: The most polarizing president. Ever.

via Obama: The most polarizing president. Ever. – The Washington Post.

“For 2011, Obama’s third year in office, an average of 80 percent of Democrats approved of the job he was doing in Gallup tracking polls, as compared to 12 percent of Republicans who felt the same way. That’s a 68-point partisan gap, the highest for any president’s third year in office — ever. (The previous high was George W. Bush in 2007, when he had a 59 percent difference in job approval ratings,”

Now let’s go back and hear those pre election speeches on hope and change by our President about bringing us all together.

Drip, Drip, Drip: Yet Another Green Energy Stimulus Recipient Hits the Skids (the third this week!)

via Drip, Drip, Drip: Yet Another Green Energy Stimulus Recipient Hits the Skids (the third this week!).

“And today, the Las Vegas Sun reports that Amonix, Inc., a manufacturer of solar panels that received $5.9 million from the Porkulus, will cut two-thirds of its workforce, about 200 employees, only seven months after opening a factory in Nevada.”

Don’t worry about it. It’s only your taxpayer money.

Magazine Calls Occupiers To Come To Chicago In ‘Tradition of’ 1968 Rioters

via Magazine Calls Occupiers To Come To Chicago In ‘Tradition of’ 1968 Rioters | CNSnews.com.

“The ad threatens to shut down the economy if their demands are not met: “And if they don’t listen … if they ignore us and put our demands on the back burner like they’ve done so many times before … then, with Gandhian ferocity, we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe … we’ll make the price of doing business as usual too much to bear.”

Enough said.You get the idea.

Occupy Oakland: Arrests may top 400; City Hall vandalized

via Occupy Oakland: Arrests may top 400; City Hall vandalized – latimes.com.

“Quan condemned the local movement’s tactics as “a constant provocation of the police with a lot of violence toward them” and said the demonstrations were draining scarce resources from an already strapped city. Damage to the City Hall plaza alone has cost $2 million since October, she said, about as much as police overtime and mutual aid.”

More from our Occupy friends, but don’t worry Ms. Pelosi, they’re not violent like the Tea Party.

Forget global warming – its Cycle 25 we need to worry about and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again

via Forget global warming – its Cycle 25 we need to worry about and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again | Mail Online.

“Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.”

Didn’t seem to make the front page of the NY Times.

Obama’s words in State of the Union don’t match his actions

via Obama's words in State of the Union don't match his actions | NewsOK.com.

“The problem with Obama’s speech is that his words don’t match his actions. If you’re keeping score, how many times did he mention his administration’s profligate spending? How many times did he mention the administration’s meddling with energy exploration? How many times did he defend the taking of an individual’s right to decline health insurance?”

Too bad the blind can’t see.

Taxpayers Lose Another $118.5 Million As Next Obama Stimulus Pet Project Files For Bankruptcy

via Taxpayers Lose Another $118.5 Million As Next Obama Stimulus Pet Project Files For Bankruptcy | ZeroHedge.

“The irony is that while Solyndra may have been missing from the SOTU, Ener1 made an indirect appearance: “In three years, our partnership with the private sector has already positioned America to be the world’s leading manufacturer of high-tech batteries.” Uh, no. Actually, the correct phrasing is: “…positioned America to be the world’s leading manufacturer of insolvent, bloated subsidized entities that are proof central planning at any level does not work but we can keep doing the same idiocy over and over hoping the final result will actually be different eventually.”

More of the same. Keep supporting something that is not economical and taxpayers foot the bill.

Obama’s Big 6 State of the Union Tax Myths

via Obama's Big 6 State of the Union Tax Myths – Investors.com.

“If President Obama wants to create a fairer country, shouldn’t he start by fairly portraying our tax code? Instead, he used his State of the Union speech to peddle a number of blatant tax falsehoods.”

More rhetoric and no substance from our President.

New-home purchases fall, 2011 worst ever for sales

via New-home purchases fall, 2011 worst ever for sales – Yahoo! News.

“The Commerce Department said Thursday new-home sales fell 2.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 307,000. The pace is less than half the 700,000 that economists say must be sold in a healthy economy.”

Things are getting better?

A State of Denial

via A State of Denial – By Yuval Levin – The Corner – National Review Online.

“Toward the end of his State of the Union address, President Obama delivered a paragraph that was so blatantly absurd and self contradictory as to actually become clarifying—so incoherent that it shed a bright light on his thinking and his grave dilemma.”

Where’s Joe Wilson when you need him. Another blatant lie by Obama- he doesn’t believe his own words.

Buffett’s secretary to join Obama

via Buffett's secretary to join Obama – POLITICO.com.

“Warren Buffett’s secretary shouldn’t pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett,” President Obama said in September, when he unveiled his American Jobs Act proposal. It’s a trope that Buffett himself has repeated, as he has campaigned for higher taxes on investment income.”

A dishonest argument. Money that is taxed at capital gains rates has first been taxes at normal progressive tax rates, then reinvested. You want to encourage investments in the economy. It’s an apples and oranges comparison.

1000 Days Later

via 1000 Days Later | TAX POLITICS.

“It’s the last time Congress passed a budget. 1000 days later, we are operating without any plan. Oh, the irony that it is today — I can’t wait to hear about it during the State of the Union tonight. Just like last year’s State of the Union. The budget Obama tried to pass shortly thereafter, modeled on the ideas espoused during his speech, failed 97-0. It was so outrageous, not one Senator of either party would put his name to it.”

Totally irresponsible.

Who Should Have Access to Student Records?

via Who Should Have Access to Student Records? – US News and World Report.

“Since “No Child Left Behind” was passed 10 years ago, states have been required to ramp up the amount of data they collect about individual students, teachers, and schools. Personal information, including test scores, economic status, grades, and even disciplinary problems and student pregnancies, are tracked and stored in a kind of virtual “permanent record” for each student.”

This is getting a little spooky.

Police state is growing out of control

via Ron Paul | TSA | Rand Paul | The Daily Caller.

“The police state in this country is growing out of control,” Paul wrote in a statement provided to The Daily Caller. “One of the ultimate embodiments of this is the TSA that gropes and grabs our kids and our seniors and does nothing to keep us safe.”

Profiling is the common sense answer.

Obama Defends Roe v. Wade As Way for ‘Our Daughters’ to Have Same Chance As Sons to ‘Fulfill Their Dreams’

via Obama Defends Roe v. Wade As Way for ‘Our Daughters’ to Have Same Chance As Sons to ‘Fulfill Their Dreams’ | CNSnews.com.

“President Barack Obama says the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is the chance to recognize the “fundamental constitutional right” to abortion and to “continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”

What a pathetic amoral justification for abortion.