Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wisconsin Recall Election - Scott Walker is Poised to Win


Lessgovisthebestgov.com ^ | June 4th, 2012 | Scott Rohter



Poised to Win Again in Wisconsin - Governor Scott Walker Prepares for Recall Election - By Scott Rohter, June 2012

Today is Monday June 4th. Tomorrow there is a recall election in Wisconsin. It is an election of significant national importance, and vast amounts of money from all over the country have been flowing into Wisconsin in order to try to influence the results of this election. Governor Scott Walker is running again for the office he won only two years ago against the Democratic Mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, the same man that he defeated two years ago in the General Election. Outside money has been freely flowing to both candidates in this race. Corporate money has been going into Walker’s campaign treasury, and Union money has been going into Barrett’s. But all of the money in the world cannot influence the course of events in Wisconsin if the underlying cause that it seeks to support is not just! All of the money cannot turn wrong into right, nor can it turn back the hands of time. The race is almost over. The statewide voting begins tomorrow. And we should know the results of the election by Tuesday evening.
Governor Walker was elected in 2010 on a program of statewide reforms. Since then he has been trying to implement these reforms. He has been trying to undue over thirty years of progressive damage that has been done to Wisconsin’s economy by Democrats. In only two years he has done a good job of balancing the State Budget, creating a business friendly climate that is conducive to bringing more jobs to Wisconsin, and reversing the traditional strangle hold that the Public Employees Unions have had on State and local governments.
His greatest crime to some on the Left is not the cuts that he has negotiated in Union pay and benefits and packages, nor the fact that he has eliminated the automatic Union employee payroll deduction, nor is it the fact that he is opposed to card check, and favors secret union balloting instead. His greatest offence in the eyes of the Public Employees Unions, not the least of which is the powerful, national American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union (AFSCME) is that he signed legislation in Wisconsin making Union membership voluntary instead of mandatory.
For this reason the Public Employees Unions in Wisconsin, as well as nationwide have determined that Scott Walker has to go. They have forced a recall election to remove Governor Walker from office. That election will be held Tuesday , June 5th. The Public Employees Unions know that their guaranteed government instituted advantage in the workplace, and their government supported monopoly over the workforce are both being threatened by the new law signed by Governor Walker... To read the rest of the story and to view all pictures and see related articles please visit my website.

CBO report: U.S. debt will be 2x GDP by 2037


Hotair ^ | 06/05/2012 | Erika Johnsen



Le sigh. Yet another study pointing to imminent fiscal calamity, while Obama & friends busy themselves trying to convince everyone that the Obama administration hasn't actually increased spending all that much, or something. Instead of ... oh, I don't know ... maybe actually doing something about it.
The new CBO report warns that increased entitlement spending driven by the retirement of the baby boomers and insufficient revenue is making the long-term outlook for the national debt increasingly dire.
Under CBO’s most likely scenario, in which lawmakers extend current tax rates and fail to curb entitlement spending, debt held by the public would reach 109 percent of the economy by 2026, and it would be almost 200 percent of GDP by 2037.
Many economists have warned that if debt held by the public approaches 100 percent of GDP, it can bring on the kind of fiscal crisis being felt in European countries today, in which governments must suddenly slash spending and lay off workers in the face of rising interest rates caused by spooked investors.
CBO’s latest prediction is roughly similar to its 2011 report, despite the $2.1 trillion in budget cuts enacted in last August’s debt-ceiling deal between the White House and Congress.
I take pretty much all government "estimates" with a grain of salt — and by that, I mean that I’d usually wager the real situation is worse than the government projects it to be. The CBO report hints that current policies, especially including, ahem, the Bush tax cuts, are what’s bankrupting us, and that getting rid of said tax cuts would be a big help in bringing down the deficit — a point Democrats will assuredly use in arguing for their “balanced approach.”
But the CBO’s more dire scenario also assumes higher “outlays,” which is by far our biggest problem; the effects of the tax cuts are only a small piece of the puzzle here. The best, most effective, long-term way to boost revenue is to foster robust economic growth. Higher taxes in no way ensure correspondingly higher revenue. Maybe we should try not ignoring necessary reforms to our current entitlement programs, not sticking with policies that have our growth rate gasping for air, and then not turning around and making it rain taxpayer dollars with brand new entitlements like ObamaCare.
Here’s what House Budget Committee Chairman and all-around fiscal guru Paul Ryan had to say on the subject this morning:
“On the heels of last week’s dismal jobs report, today’s CBO report on the deteriorating fiscal situation underscores the obvious: The President’s policies are not working. The sobering reality of our economic challenges require leadership and action. The President and his party’s leaders have failed on both counts. The President’s own Treasury Secretary recently told the House Budget Committee: ‘We’re not coming before you today to say we have a definitive solution to the long-term problem. What we do know is we don’t like yours.’ The Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to pass a budget in 1,132 days – refusing to even propose a budget the past two years.
“Americans deserve better than the European-style austerity offered by the President’s broken promises and bankrupt policies. Repeating Europe’s mistakes, the President’s policies call for job-crushing tax increases and harsh disruptions for beneficiaries of government programs as the debt spirals out of control. House Republicans refuse to accept this diminished future. The House of Representatives passed a budget – The Path to Prosperity – that responsibly averts the looming debt crisis detailed in today’s CBO report. The House continues to advance solutions that foster a better environment for economic growth and job creation. CBO’s report is the latest is a series of warnings for policymakers to advance principled solutions that responsibly confront our generation’s most pressing challenges.”
The United States has the largest nominal GDP in the world by a long shot, and the thought of a having a debt twice that big is just a little daunting. It’s okay though, right? I’m sure that countries, just like banks, can qualify for “too big too fail” status. We wouldn’t let that happen. We’ll just get a bailout from… uh, from… er… uh oh.
Le sigh. Yet another study pointing to imminent fiscal calamity, while Obama & friends busy themselves trying to convince everyone that the Obama administration hasn’t actually increased spending all that much, or something. Instead of — oh, I don’t know — maybe actually doing something about it.
The new CBO report warns that increased entitlement spending driven by the retirement of the baby boomers and insufficient revenue is making the long-term outlook for the national debt increasingly dire.
Under CBO’s most likely scenario, in which lawmakers extend current tax rates and fail to curb entitlement spending, debt held by the public would reach 109 percent of the economy by 2026, and it would be almost 200 percent of GDP by 2037.
Many economists have warned that if debt held by the public approaches 100 percent of GDP, it can bring on the kind of fiscal crisis being felt in European countries today, in which governments must suddenly slash spending and lay off workers in the face of rising interest rates caused by spooked investors.
CBO’s latest prediction is roughly similar to its 2011 report, despite the $2.1 trillion in budget cuts enacted in last August’s debt-ceiling deal between the White House and Congress.
I take pretty much all government ‘estimates’ with a grain of salt — and by that, I mean that I’d usually wager the real situation is worse than the government projects it to be. The CBO report hints that current policies, especially including, ahem, the Bush tax cuts, are what’s bankrupting us, and that getting rid of said tax cuts would be a big help in bringing down the deficit — a point Democrats will assuredly use in arguing for their “balanced approach.”
But the CBO’s more dire scenario also assumes higher “outlays,” which is by far our biggest problem; the effects of the tax cuts are only a small piece of the puzzle here. The best, most effective, long-term way to boost revenue is to foster robust economic growth. Higher taxes in no way ensure correspondingly higher revenue. Maybe we should try not ignoring necessary reforms to our current entitlement programs, not sticking with policies that have our growth rate gasping for air, and then not turning around and making it rain taxpayer dollars with brand new entitlements like ObamaCare.
Here’s what House Budget Committee Chairman and all-around fiscal guru Paul Ryan had to say on the subject this morning:
“On the heels of last week’s dismal jobs report, today’s CBO report on the deteriorating fiscal situation underscores the obvious: The President’s policies are not working. The sobering reality of our economic challenges require leadership and action. The President and his party’s leaders have failed on both counts. The President’s own Treasury Secretary recently told the House Budget Committee: ‘We’re not coming before you today to say we have a definitive solution to the long-term problem. What we do know is we don’t like yours.’ The Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to pass a budget in 1,132 days – refusing to even propose a budget the past two years.
“Americans deserve better than the European-style austerity offered by the President’s broken promises and bankrupt policies. Repeating Europe’s mistakes, the President’s policies call for job-crushing tax increases and harsh disruptions for beneficiaries of government programs as the debt spirals out of control. House Republicans refuse to accept this diminished future. The House of Representatives passed a budget – The Path to Prosperity – that responsibly averts the looming debt crisis detailed in today’s CBO report. The House continues to advance solutions that foster a better environment for economic growth and job creation. CBO’s report is the latest is a series of warnings for policymakers to advance principled solutions that responsibly confront our generation’s most pressing challenges.”
The United States
Le sigh. Yet another study pointing to imminent fiscal calamity, while Obama & friends busy themselves trying to convince everyone that the Obama administration hasn’t actually increased spending all that much, or something. Instead of — oh, I don’t know — maybe actually doing something about it.
The new CBO report warns that increased entitlement spending driven by the retirement of the baby boomers and insufficient revenue is making the long-term outlook for the national debt increasingly dire.
Under CBO’s most likely scenario, in which lawmakers extend current tax rates and fail to curb entitlement spending, debt held by the public would reach 109 percent of the economy by 2026, and it would be almost 200 percent of GDP by 2037.
Many economists have warned that if debt held by the public approaches 100 percent of GDP, it can bring on the kind of fiscal crisis being felt in European countries today, in which governments must suddenly slash spending and lay off workers in the face of rising interest rates caused by spooked investors.
CBO’s latest prediction is roughly similar to its 2011 report, despite the $2.1 trillion in budget cuts enacted in last August’s debt-ceiling deal between the White House and Congress.
I take pretty much all government ‘estimates’ with a grain of salt — and by that, I mean that I’d usually wager the real situation is worse than the government projects it to be. The CBO report hints that current policies, especially including, ahem, the Bush tax cuts, are what’s bankrupting us, and that getting rid of said tax cuts would be a big help in bringing down the deficit — a point Democrats will assuredly use in arguing for their “balanced approach.”
But the CBO’s more dire scenario also assumes higher “outlays,” which is by far our biggest problem; the effects of the tax cuts are only a small piece of the puzzle here. The best, most effective, long-term way to boost revenue is to foster robust economic growth. Higher taxes in no way ensure correspondingly higher revenue. Maybe we should try not ignoring necessary reforms to our current entitlement programs, not sticking with policies that have our growth rate gasping for air, and then not turning around and making it rain taxpayer dollars with brand new entitlements like ObamaCare.
Here’s what House Budget Committee Chairman and all-around fiscal guru Paul Ryan had to say on the subject this morning:
“On the heels of last week’s dismal jobs report, today’s CBO report on the deteriorating fiscal situation underscores the obvious: The President’s policies are not working. The sobering reality of our economic challenges require leadership and action. The President and his party’s leaders have failed on both counts. The President’s own Treasury Secretary recently told the House Budget Committee: ‘We’re not coming before you today to say we have a definitive solution to the long-term problem. What we do know is we don’t like yours.’ The Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to pass a budget in 1,132 days – refusing to even propose a budget the past two years.
“Americans deserve better than the European-style austerity offered by the President’s broken promises and bankrupt policies. Repeating Europe’s mistakes, the President’s policies call for job-crushing tax increases and harsh disruptions for beneficiaries of government programs as the debt spirals out of control. House Republicans refuse to accept this diminished future. The House of Representatives passed a budget – The Path to Prosperity – that responsibly averts the looming debt crisis detailed in today’s CBO report. The House continues to advance solutions that foster a better environment for economic growth and job creation. CBO’s report is the latest is a series of warnings for policymakers to advance principled solutions that responsibly confront our generation’s most pressing challenges.”
The United States has the largest nominal GDP in the world by a long shot, and the thought of a having a debt twice that big is just a little daunting. It’s okay though, right? I’m sure that countries, just like banks, can qualify for “too big too fail” status. We wouldn’t let that happen. We’ll just get a bailout from… uh, from… er… uh oh. has the largest nominal GDP in the world by a long shot, and the thought of a having a debt twice that big is just a little daunting. It’s okay though, right? I’m sure that countries, just like banks, can qualify for “too big too fail” status. We wouldn’t let that happen. We’ll just get a bailout from… uh, from… er… uh oh.


Seven Reasons Why Mitt Romney Is The Favorite In November


Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2012 | John Hawkins



As someone who mocked Romney mercilessly during the primaries and co-founded NotMittRomney.com, I can’t be accused of being a water carrier for Mitt. Moreover, I wouldn't walk back a single word I said about him, including the fact that he's the least electable GOP candidate since Goldwater. Yet and still, despite what you're hearing from the mainstream media, today Mitt Romney should be considered the favorite to win in November. There are no guarantees, of course, because it's tough to knock off a sitting President under the best of circumstances -- but if you were a betting man, there are a lot of reasons why Mitt would be the one to put your money on.


1) Weak Obama numbers: The early numbers we're seeing aren't good for Obama. At this stage of the race, a candidate who's almost universally known would like to be pushing, or ideally over, the 50% mark. The farther a candidate gets from that magic number, the more trouble he's in because it means the voters know his record and are looking for an excuse to vote for someone else. That's why, in races like this, undecided voters tend to break heavily towards the challenger.

According to RealClearPolitics’ poll tracking, Obama has lost every national poll of likely voters for the last month and more importantly, he hasn't cracked 45% support in any of those polls. Polling data at the state level is shoddy this early in the cycle, but Mitt Romney looks like he'll have an opportunity to compete with Obama not just in traditional must-win red states like Ohio and Florida, but in key states that normally go blue like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. If Obama is going to win, he must turn around a lot of voters who are familiar with his record and don’t seem to want him back as President.

2) Negative campaigning: People often say that "Negative campaigning works" -- and it does. That's why candidates keep using it. However, when you throw mud, you inevitably get some of it on you in the process. In other words, the more negative a candidate goes, the less people like him. That's doubly so for Barack Obama whose appeal in 2008 was built around being a post-partisan, post racial, hopeful “Mr. Nice Guy.” Unfortunately for "Mr. Nice Guy," his agenda has been extremely unpopular and so he's been forced to trade in his unicorn for a hellhound. Obama's campaign so far has been relentlessly nasty, negative, and hyper-partisan. That cuts into his biggest strength, likability. The voters may think Obama is a bumbling incompetent who's completely in over his head, but they like him personally and want him to do well. The nastier and more negative he gets, the less people like him -- and that's a big deal because he certainly isn't going to win because he's the best qualified man for the job.

3) Obama's record of failure: Barack Obama has actually accomplished quite a bit during his first term. Unfortunately, his agenda has been extremely unpopular and ineffective. Obama's nearly trillion dollar stimulus was a complete failure and we've already run up more debt so far than Bush did in eight years. America lost its AAA credit rating, we no longer have a manned space program, and we lost more than 14 billion dollars bailing out Obama's cronies at GM. We've had the longest streak of over 8% unemployment since the Depression. Obamacare is unpopular, unworkable, and promises made about the program are already being proven to be untrue before it even goes into effect. Just about the only thing Obama did right during his entire first term was giving the SEALS permission to kill Osama Bin Laden, but he's overplayed his hand so much there that even that has produced some blowback for the campaign. With Obama's dismal record, it's impossible to make the case that he deserves another term based on his accomplishments.

4) Turn out the base plus populism: Obama pretty clearly seems to be pursuing a turn-out-the-base strategy while making a half-hearted attempt to appeal to the center with raw populism. The problem for Obama is that those have proven to be poor strategies for Democrats at the Presidential level. For example, Bob Shrum is famous for running Democratic presidential campaigns that rely heavily on populism. He's also famous for working on eight different presidential campaigns, all of which ultimately ended in defeat at the ballot box. Obama seems particularly ill suited to run this kind of campaign since he's extremely wealthy, regularly goes on ritzy vacations, and has taken more money from Wall Street than any presidential candidate in history. As to turning out the base, the Democrats have never had the numbers to win a turn-out-the-base election at the presidential level and given that all indications seem to show a lack of enthusiasm from black Americans, liberals, and young voters, this seems unlikely to be the first one.

5) Obama's awful campaign: Simply put, Obama is running a terrible campaign so far. Literally every Catholic bishop in the United States has come out in opposition to Obama’s decision to force Catholic hospitals to provide birth control and abortion-producing drugs. Who in his right mind would go out of his way to alienate 60 million Catholics in an election year? Additionally, although gay marriage is getting close to rough parity amongst adults, likely voters still seem to oppose it by somewhere between 15-20 points. So, Obama's decision to flip-flop on gay marriage may excite his base, but it's a political loser and it, along with his persecution of the Catholic Church, will cause social conservatives to flock to Romney's banner in 2012.

Getting beyond that, Obama's attacks on Romney so far have been completely ineffective, his side issues like "the war on women" aren't working, and he’s lost his "speechifying" mojo. There doesn't seem to be any centralized theme, effective defense of Obama's first term, or compelling promises for the future that Obama's offering. His whole campaign so far seems to be Mitt bad, Obama good. The messaging so far is at the caveman level of sophistication and it must be ramped way up if Obama is going to beat Mitt Romney.

6) Obama's flagging fund raising: In 2008, McCain foolishly took the high road and went with public financing of his campaign. That allowed Obama, who raised more than 750 million dollars, to outspend McCain roughly 3-to-1. This time around, many people thought Barack Obama would be able to run the first billion dollar campaign. Despite the fact that Obama has "attended more fundraisers than his four predecessors combined," he seems likely to fall way short of expectations and it's entirely possible that Romney, with the help of conservative super PACs like American Crossroads, may actually outspend Obama this time around.

7)Bad economy: Everyone knows the economy was in the dumps when Barack Obama took office, but it's still terrible three and a half years into his presidency. Moreover, it's not as if Obama didn't have an opportunity to make an impact. He's passed a nearly trillion dollar stimulus. He slammed through a massive government takeover of health care. He bailed out his cronies on Wall Street and dumped billions into "green job" disasters like Solyndra. In 2009, Obama could get away with passing the buck to Bush on the economy. That was harder to do in 2010 and in 2011, it was getting increasingly implausible. At this point, the economy belongs to Barack Obama and as the Wall Street Journal notes, it's running like a Chevy Volt.


On Thursday the government reported that growth in the first quarter was 1.9%, even weaker than the 2.2% initial estimate. Then Friday delivered the third slower jobs report in a row, which qualifies as a depressing trend. Employers created only 69,000 net new jobs in May, and April's total was revised down to 77,000 jobs. Stocks were crushed in the backwash.

...The jobless rate of 8.2% marks more than three years of unemployment at or above 8%, despite an economy that ostensibly emerged from recession in July 2009. Few industries outside of manufacturing (up 12,000 in May and up by a robust one-half million since January 2010), transportation and health care saw job growth.

...Even worse is the news that hours worked declined slightly, hourly earnings were up only 0.1%, and hourly earnings on a year to year basis are up a meager 1.7%. All of this means that income growth after inflation is stagnant.

On Friday the White House blamed the third slowdown of its four-year term on Republicans for blocking the President's policies, but what policies are they talking about? In his first two years in office, Democrats gave Mr. Obama everything he wanted, save for cap and trade and union card-check, which would have done even more harm to job creation. They passed stimulus, ObamaCare, multiple housing bailouts, Dodd-Frank and more.

If the economy were humming right now, everyone knows that Barack Obama would be taking all the credit for it. So, it's only fair that he deserves the blame for a bad economy, too.

Stand With ALEC (Fight Van Jones and the Left)


I Stand With ALEC ^ | 2012-06-05 | ATR



What is ALEC?

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is dedicated to promoting Jeffersonian, free market principles. At ALEC, bi-partisan state legislators from every state come together to develop and share pro-growth, pro-jobs policies.


Why Stand With ALEC?

Obama's former "green jobs" czar and self-proclaimed communist, Van Jones, has partnered with George Soros and Big Labor to put pressure on state legislators and supportive companies to stop supporting ALEC and their free market agenda.
How Can I Help?
The left has already been successful in persuading several large corporations to leave the ALEC Private Enterprise Members. Send them, the remaining companies, and state legislators a message of your support for ALEC and the values they stand for.
Step 1: Sign a Letter to the Private Enterprise Members of ALEC
The left has already been successful in persuading several large companies to leave the ALEC Private Enterprise Members. Send them a message to the Private Enterprise Members to stick by ALEC in defense of free enterprise by clicking [here.]
Step 2: Tell Your State Legislators to Support ALEC
Many state legislators are members of ALEC and the left is spamming them with message, telling them to quit. Tell your state legislators you want them to remain with ALEC because you support free enterprise and limited government.
Step 3: Spread the Word
Tell others about this page! Click the icons to share it on Facebook or G+ and mention it on Twitter (Hashtag: #IStandWithALEC) - and talk about it in the real world! You and your friends engaging in online activism will make the difference in the fight for the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty!

The Beach Boys: That's Why God Made the Radio (New CD Review)


PopMatters ^ | 6/5/2012 | John Bergstrom



Heroes [not] Villains

The irony of the Beach Boys’ tragedy has made that tragedy all the more painful. For several generations of people around the world, the band’s vey name has been synonymous with good ol’ fashioned fun in the sun, of fresh-faced, pre-Vietnam American innocence. Even their more crestfallen later work was defined by a sweet, nostalgic ache. But the band’s tale of abuse, addiction, mental illness, dubious associations, premature deaths, and ugly lawsuits is by now almost as familiar as “California Girls”.

At the center of it all, of course, has been Brian Wilson. In terms of public portrayal, he has gone from yet another 1960s acid casualty to helpless, exploited pawn in the games of would-be therapists and businessmen, to damaged but ultimately triumphant survivor. Everybody wished for a happy ending for Brian. And, in the last decade, from his 2004 resurrection of Smile to his well-received new material and tours, they seem to have gotten it.
The Beach Boys, however, are another story. It’s surely not so simple, but if Brian Wilson was the hero, his former band, led by Wilson’s cousin Mike Love, has been the villain. Marginalizing the mentally ill Wilson only to rope him back in to ensure record label and fan interest, arranging outlandish collaborations with the Fat Boys, suing Wilson for releasing Smile without them, turning into a casino-bound lounge act, and “Kokomo” are only the most heinous of the Love-led Beach Boys’ crimes.
So this 50th Anniversary reunion of Wilson, Love, and the other surviving ‘60s-era Beach Boys is at once incredible and suspect. It seems like an improbable opportunity to right the ship for posterity, yet it could just as well send the ship sputtering to the bottom for good.
That’s Why God Made the Radio, at least, swings the balance toward the former. This result is not least due to the band’s approach. They didn’t pour the contemporary producers and songwriting hacks into the studio. Wilson produced, and though the list of purported extra musicians is long, they are mostly orchestra players and members of Wilson’s regular backing band. Joining Wilson and lifers Love and Bruce Johnston are Al Jardine, who has not performed with the band since 1998, and guitarist David Marks, an important but oft-forgotten member whose previous album with the band was Little Deuce Couple in 1963. Wilson co-wrote all but one of the 12 tracks, working primarily with familiar collaborator Joe Thomas.
That’s Why God Made the Radio plays out not unlike the late ‘60s/‘70s-era Beach Boys albums, such as Friends and Surf’s Up that belatedly have become cult favorites. It starts off pretty strong, is nearly derailed by a couple untenable duds, and delivers a major Brian Wilson payoff at the end.
After the sweet, ponderous overture “Think About the Times”, the title track and first single is a perfectly likable track whose strong harmonies save it from a plodding arrangement and trite lyrics. Weaker, though, are the songs that directly address the band’s make-up and reunion. “Isn’t It Time” is a perky, sincere doo-wop number, but “Spring Vacation” and especially “Beaches In Mind” are pure cruise-ship fare. “As for the past / It’s all behind us,” Love sings on “Spring Vacation”, “Happier now / Look where love finds us”. Despite those buoyant harmonies, though, it’s tough to discern any real meaning in his voice.
When Wilson stops trying to bring back the good times and just does his own thing, he delivers some gems. The calypso-tinged “The Private Life of Bill and Sue” is a bemused and surprisingly cutting look reality television, and features a classic, soaring, harmony-laden chorus that is as blissful as anything the band have done. Questions about Auto-Tune and studio trickery have inevitably abounded. The Boys, though, most of whom are about 70, can still hit those harmonies like no one else. Only Jardine’s voice retains the spunky, boyish tone of the band’s heyday, but everyone is in tune most of the time, and it sounds natural. Wilson’s croon, thicker and reedier now, is still a wonderful instrument.
That’s Why God Made the Radio‘s real payoff comes in the form of the four-song suite that closes the album. “Strange World” is a beautiful piano ballad complete with Pet Sounds-like tympani and castanets. Jardine carries the ponderous, swooning “From There to Back Again” as the harmonies swirl around him like the sun itself. The final pair of songs is simply stunning. “Pacific Coast Highway” and “Summer’s Gone” are introspective, genuinely sad meditations that reveal the counterpoint to the fun’n'sun banter that’s come before. “My life / I’m better off alone,” sings Wilson on “Pacific Coast Highway”, as the band wish him “goodbye”. It’s a stunning moment, and it embodies the melancholy and ache that have always marked Wilson’s greatness. “Summer’s Gone” is a haunting, touching denouement. “Summer’s Gone,” Wilson sings, “It’s finally sinkin’ in…We laugh and cry / We live and die / And dream about our yesterdays,” as the harmonies and piano and strings weep. For a man whose band is synonymous with the warmest season, the symbolism is striking.
As a whole, That’s Why God Made the Radio is not a top-tier Beach Boys album. But it’s neither a reach nor hyperbole to say this final suite is among the strongest, most affecting music Wilson has ever recorded. It seems right that his old bandmates are a part of it. Rating 7 out of 10 stars = Damn good.

Intrade Has Walker’s Chances over 90%; NY Times in Panic Mode


The American Interest ^ | June 4, 2012 | Walter Russell



Even The New York Times has thrown in the towel on the Wisconsin recall.
With an Intrade poll citing Walker’s chances of winning the Wisconsin recall at more than 93%, The New York Times is entering into full-blown panic mode over what this election could mean for Obama’s chances this November:
A Republican resurgence here, which has burst into full view as the party determinedly defends its sitting governor in a rare recall election, is spilling into the presidential race. The result is poised to shape the general election fight between Mr. Obama and Mitt Romney, who intends to add Wisconsin to his list of targeted states.
After valiantly trying to shield its readers from Walker’s lead, The New York Times is now doing its best to spare them the full horror of what is occurring in Wisconsin. The progressive left pulled out all the stops: unions, rage, “community organizers,” demonstrations, and name calling were supposed to make Wisconsin the front line for the progressive “fightback.” In a state that hasn’t been carried by a Republican since Reagan in 1984, Democrats thought this strategy couldn’t fail.

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Bill Clinton says renew all expiring tax cuts temporarily, long-term cuts should exclude rich!


WASHINGTON POST ^ | 6/5/2012 | ap



Former President Bill Clinton says broad tax cuts that expire in January should be temporarily extended, including for the wealthiest Americans, to give lawmakers time to reach a deal on long-term tax reductions that he says should exclude the rich.

Clinton’s comments Tuesday were in contrast to President Barack Obama, whose re-election he Clinton is supporting. Obama has opposed renewing the tax cuts for people earning more than $250,000 a year.

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Queen's Riddle



Barack Obama met with the Queen of England. He asked her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government?
Are there any tips you can give me?"
"Well," said the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."
Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?"
The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle."
The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"
Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty?"
The Queen smiled and said, "Answer me this please, Tony, your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?"
Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me."
"Yes! Very good," said the Queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question. "Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister.
Who is it?"
"I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one."
He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.
Finally, Biden ran in to Sarah Palin out eating one night. Biden asked, "Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it's not your
brother or your sister. Who is it?"
Sarah Palin answered right back, "That's easy, it's me!"
Biden smiled, and said, "Thanks!"
Biden then, went back to speak with Obama. "Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It's Sarah Palin!"
Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, "No! You idiot! It's Tony Blair!"

President Bill Clinton vs. Gov. Scott Walker and Me


Townhall.com ^ | June 5, | Chuck Norris



Wisconsin Democrats, Washington elite and insiders, and liberal special interests have joined together to fight for the recall of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday's election. But this past Friday, when I saw them also send in the big gun -- former President Bill Clinton himself -- against Gov. Walker, I knew I had to enter the ring, too.

The Los Angeles Times reported last Thursday: "Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Thursday that Clinton would be campaigning with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett as he looks to unseat Gov. Scott Walker in next week's recall. The former president will take part in a rally with Barrett, according to the Barrett's website."

There's one primary reason that Clinton came out to Wisconsin to engage in the battle to recall Gov. Walker, and I will tell you it in one moment.

But first, the facts:

In the short 18 months in which Walker has held his gubernatorial position, his bold reforms have helped eliminate Wisconsin's $3.6 billion deficit without raising taxes -- there are lower property taxes for a median-valued home -- and create more than 23,000 jobs. (Before Walker took office, Wisconsin lost more than 150,000 jobs between 2008 and 2010.)
The Associated Press reported that 23,300 jobs were created in 2011 in Wisconsin, based upon figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development spokesman John Dipko said it was exactly 23,608. More than good news for Walker, that's good news for his state.
Wisconsin's economy is stronger and more fiscally solvent because of Walker's leadership. In fact, a new Marquette University Law School poll revealed that citizens -- by a 50-43 percent margin -- believe that Walker would do a better job with the economy than his opponent, Barrett.
On day one in office, Walker began to implement a comprehensive emergency jobs plan. As his website explains, he and the Wisconsin Legislature passed measures that included but were not limited to these things:
--Cutting taxes on small businesses.
--Curbing frivolous lawsuits that drove costs up.
--Eliminating the state tax on health savings accounts.
--Reforming the state's Department of Commerce into a true economic development agency.
--Immediately convening a Waste, Fraud and Abuse Commission, which was intent on curtailing wasteful spending at all levels of state government.
Walker is not a RINO, or Republican in name only. He walks his conservative talk. He refuses special interests. He opposes accumulating debt and raising deficits. He cuts excess spending. And he stands for issues that are important to every conservative, Constitution- and freedom-loving patriot.
Walker is standing against the assault on conservative values, which includes helping people bear their own responsibilities. As Front Line Strategies consultant Matt Langston explained this past week, "Walker is on the front lines of the fight for free markets instead of free lunches." He is a GOP leader and model in his stand for fiscal frugality, jobs, fair labor policy and the core beliefs and practices of Reagan conservatives.
So why, then, are big-name Democratic elites, such as Bill Clinton and other liberals, seeking to recall Walker? For the exact reasons I mentioned above. Simply put, Walker has consistently and adamantly opposed big government and special interest solutions to fix Wisconsin.
But there's a bigger reason that Clinton came out to Wisconsin to engage in the battle to recall Walker: Democrats, liberals and progressives know that as Wisconsin goes Tuesday, so possibly goes the nation in November. They fear that a win for Walker would contribute to conservative momentum that ultimately would lead to President Barack Obama's defeat in his campaign for re-election. And they're right.
Though the fight for conservatives doesn't start and stop in Wisconsin, it's an O.K. Corral of sorts for Democrats and liberals. When their groundless recall of Walker is shot down, a potent statement will be sent across our land about the type of government we the people want.
Walker's recall is not just about Wisconsin; it is about national reform. It's about living within our means. It's about taking back our republic. It is about saving our nation and posterity, one election and state at a time.
That is why Walker himself recently appealed to patriots across his state and our country. He wrote this:
"For more than a generation in Wisconsin, the power of special interests and the liberal elite have gone largely unchecked. My Administration finally stood up to them, and we changed the way we do things in government in Wisconsin.
"That's why my opponents are so desperate to defeat me in this Recall. They want to roll back the clock and take us back to the days of skyrocketing taxes, bloated budgets, and unchecked and unaccountable spending. We cannot let that happen."
Gov. Walker, I agree, and so do multitudes of other patriots across your state and this nation.
The last thing Wisconsin and our republic need is another tax-and-spend liberal in charge of the state. And if the far left is able to recall Gov. Walker, it could open the floodgates, causing more such recalls to sweep the country.
That is why my wife, Gena, and I are encouraging everyone to vote for the incumbent, Scott Walker, for governor of Wisconsin.
If you know people in Wisconsin, call them today and give them reasons they should vote for Walker. Also, please immediately post Walker's social networks on your Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts by going to http://www.scottwalker.org/content/social-networks-0. We have no time to lose.
Ronald Reagan was right: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it and then hand it to them with the well-taught lessons of how they, in their lifetime, must do the same."

The White House is Romney's unless he runs a McCain campaign


Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/2012 | Doug Book



Forget the rigged polls and the media happy face. Mitt Romney will win the White House in November, probably in a big way, unless he is foolish enough to repeat John McCain’s, 2008 display of campaign cowardice.

The 3 ½ year reign of Barack Hussein Obama has been a disaster for taxpayers, most of the business world and the American public in general.

He has waged war on energy producers, threatening the coal industry with destruction, shutting down the drilling of oil and driving natural gas suppliers from the country, all the while wielding the EPA like a sword to wreak havoc on corporations and individuals alike.

He has wasted billions of tax dollars in politically motivated green energy ventures, usually for the purpose of enticing money from–or bailing out–big money contributors to the Democrat Party.


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Debate on ObamaCare's individual mandate on display for attorneys


DavidRivkin.com, OfficialWire ^ | May 31, 2012 | Staff



The final word on the Obama administration’s signature health care law has yet to be spoken. As the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) looms, organizations throughout the nation are lining up speakers and events to present their opinions—whether a pre-decision debate that might sway an undecided justice, or a post-mortem discussion on how the justices got it right or wrong. Regardless of when the Supreme Court decision is handed down, the June 15 Texas Bar Association debate on the topic, the interchange promises to be both lively and substantive.

David Rivkin, an appellate attorney whom the Wall Street Journal credits with initiating the question of ObamaCare’s constitutionality and who represented the 26 states in the Florida health care lawsuit, will debate Harvard Law professor Einer Elhauge, who has filed amicus briefs asserting the legality of ObamaCare’s individual mandate. The debate is scheduled for 9:00 am, on Friday, June 15, at the Texas Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Houston.

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USA: CBO paints grim long-term debt picture


Market watch ^ | June 5, 2012, 11:43 a.m. EDT | Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch



WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. debt will exceed the size of the nation’s economy in 25 years if the federal government doesn’t chart a “sustainable fiscal course,” the Congressional Budget Office warned in a new estimate on Tuesday.

In its 2012 long-term budget outlook, the nonpartisan CBO said that extending current tax rates and rising health-care costs would push the debt to almost 200% of gross domestic product in 2037. That is under the CBO’s scenario that maintains current policies.

Read CBO report.

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'Imagine a World - Hunger Is Vanquished by Crops That Don’t Depend on Soil, Water or Fertilizer'


CNS News ^ | June 4, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington



(CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden told the graduating seniors of Cypress Bay High School in Florida today that they should imagine a world where hunger no longer exists because crops grow without the need of soil, water or fertilizer.

That world will soon be here, Biden told the students.

The vice president also said to dream of charging stations for electric cars at local high schools, "solar shingles" on the roofs of their homes--and an end to nuclear weapons.

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Fast and Furious: Wiretap documents confirm senior Justice officials knew about “gun walking”


Human Events ^ | 6/5/12 | John Hayward



It’s becoming increasingly clear why Attorney General Eric Holder is so reluctant to hand over subpoenaed documents to Congressional investigators. Today, House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) wrote Holder to discuss some wiretaps related to Operation Fast and Furious, the deadly Obama Administration program that put American guns into the hands of Mexican cartel killers.
Holder has always maintained that he and his top deputies were unaware of the outrageous methods employed in Fast and Furious, which involved “walking” American guns across the border, ostensibly to trap cartel bigwigs with firearms charges. No serious effort was made to track the guns. They have a distressing tendency to turn up in close proximity to dead Mexican and American citizens, with hundreds of them still unaccounted for.
“In a May 15, 2012 letter,” Issa reminded Holder, “the Deputy Attorney General reiterated the Department’s position that the ‘inappropriate tactics used in Fast and Furious… were not initiated or authorized by Department leadership in Washington.’ We now know that statement is false.”
Issa knows this because his committee has obtained “copies of six wiretap applications in support of seven wire intercepts utilized during Fast and Furious.” These applications are sealed from public view by judicial order, but Issa’s committee has reviewed them, and found they “show immense detail about questionable investigative tactics was available to the senior officials who reviewed and authorized them.”
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Gallup: Romney leads among middle-income voters!


Hotair ^ | 06/05/2012 | Ed Morrissey



For weeks, the Obama campaign has labored mightily to paint Mitt Romney as out of touch with middle America, a member of the One Percent that destroys companies and middle-class jobs. How has that strategy worked? Gallup's poll data shows that Romney leads Barack Obama narrowly among voters who earn between $36,000 and $90,000 per year, and that the lead in that group doubles among independent voters:
Mitt Romney currently has a 49% to 45% edge over Barack Obama among middle-income voters, those whose annual household income is between $36,000 and $89,999. Romney has the same lead among upper-income voters, while Obama maintains a wide advantage among lower-income voters.
The results are based on Gallup Daily tracking of 2012 election preferences by demographic group, including more than 9,000 interviews with registered voters conducted between May 14 and June 3. During this period, Obama and Romney were tied at 46% among all registered voters.
Voting preferences by income group have been fairly well-established since Gallup began tracking the general election on April 11. Obama's lead over Romney among low-income voters has ranged between 13 and 16 percentage points in each of the three-week rolling averages of the vote by demographic group that Gallup has reported since late April. Meanwhile, Romney’s edge among middle-income voters has been between four and seven points, and among upper-income voters, between four and six points.
Romney, the wealthy former head of Bain Capital, has slightly greater appeal to the highest-income voters in Gallup’s data, those making $180,000 or more in annual income. This group has shown a 53% to 42% preference for Romney since mid-April, compared with 50% to 45% for Romney among those earning between $90,000 and $179,999.
The survey period included two days of post-jobs report polling. Yesterday’s 7-day rolling average in the tracking poll put Obama up by one, 46/45, with a 47/45 approval rating. The next few days should show whether Obama will take a big hit from the bad jobs report on Friday and his campaign’s fumbling of the issue over the weekend, but so far the change from the addition of the two days does not appear dramatic.
The internals of the Gallup data do show some worrisome signs for both candidates. As I noted earlier, independents in the middle income level back Romney by eight, 48/40. Perhaps more worrisome for Obama, he only wins low-income independents by six points, and at a low 44/38. The gender gap disappears in the middle and high income brackets for Obama, too; he’s only +3 among women in the $36K-90K range, while losing men by -14, and +9 among women in the over-$90K demo while trailing by -16 among men. Romney is net+11 and +7 in the gender gap in those ranges.
Obama trails in all three income categories by double digits among white voters, for instance, while Romney trails by 52 points or more in all three categories among non-whites. Romney was not expected to do well among minority voters, but he probably needs to get closer than a -55 among middle-income non-white voters. On the other hand, Obama won in 2008 by winning the lower and competing in the middle income categories among white voters, and he’s not at all competitive at the moment.
Romney addresses that issue today in his new ad aimed at Hispanic voters, “Dismal,” which focuses on the economic harm that has come to Hispanics over the last four years:

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May’s Jobs Report: As Good As We’ll See This Year?


Pajamas Media ^ | 06/05/2012 | Tom Blumer




There's little doubt that the short post-Memorial Day week gave us some of the worst economic news the country has seen since painfully slow job growth began again in March 2010.
Tuesday's consumer confidence index from the Conference Board was expected to show a slight gain; instead it headed sharply down [1]. That day's release of the Case Shiller Home Price Index for March showed overall home prices [2] in the cities surveyed "at the lowest levels since the housing crisis began." On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors reported that seasonally adjusted pending home sales in April fell by 5.5% [3]. Also that day, the Conference Board's Help Wanted Index dropped [4] for the first time in five months.
The hits just kept on coming. Thursday's government report on economic growth reduced the first quarter's expansion from an already pathetic annualized 2.2% to 1.9% [5]. For those keeping score, as yours truly has been [6], this means that the economy under Obama has expanded less than 7% [6] in the eleven quarters since the recession’s end, and is only about 1.3% larger [7] than it was when the recession began. Under Ronald Reagan, the post-recession eleven-quarter expansion was almost 16%; at that point, the economy was almost 13% larger than it was when the Reagan-era recession began in July 1981.
Also on Thursday, the charade known as the weekly unemployment claims report, which was expected to show stability at about 370,000 new claims, came in with 383,000 [8], which was 13,000 more than the previous week before it was upwardly revised to 373,000. As has been the case in all but one of the most recent sixty-plus weeks I have tracked (the only exception showed no change), this week’s figure will almost definitely be pushed upward next week.
On Friday came May’s employment report [9] from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While May wasn’t good in any real sense considering where the economy is, it truly wasn’t as bad as April.
Yes, the unemployment rate went up a notch to 8.2%, but the seasonally adjusted number of Americans employed per the unemployment rate’s Household Survey increased by over 400,000 [10] (more on that number later). Additionally, May’s raw numbers in the Establishment Survey of employers used as the basis for the official figures on jobs added and lost were nowhere near as grim as April’s.
In my May 7 column [11] on the April jobs report, I noted “how lucky the administration was (at least I hope it’s luck) that the seasonal conversions to 115,000 and 130,000 jobs added overall and in the private sector, respectively, came in as high as they did.” On Friday, BLS knocked those two respective numbers down to 77,000 and 87,000:
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The revised overall and private-sector raw numbers for April 2012 are now 322,000 and 292,000 lower, respectively, than their 2011 counterparts. They are also far lower than the raw numbers seen in 2004 and 2005, the best economic years of the previous decade. Based on those huge differences, it would not have been at all unreasonable if the seasonal adjustment sausage maker had cranked out negative numbers for April with those revised results.
Given the huge break they got in April, the seasonal adjustments in May’s jobs report largely represent the delivery of just desserts to Team Obama. This time, estimated overall and private-sector jobs actually added came in 140,000 and 65,000 higher, respectively, than May 2011, the first of several months in last year’s failed “Recovery Summer” sequel. Yet the former number only led to a tiny improvement compared to 2011 after seasonal adjustment, while the latter figure’s seasonal adjustment came in lower. In this context, as well as that of 2004 and 2005, 120,000-plus readings after seasonal adjustment wouldn’t necessarily have been out of line. But it would appear that in the schizophrenic world of seasonal adjustments, we can at least say, thanks to the official overall and private-sector readings of 69,000 and 82,000, that what goes around eventually does come around.
Though May was an improvement over April, it was still by no means acceptable, and was also marred by several troubling factors:
  • May’s raw additions included 204,000 jobs added in BLS’s “Birth/Death Adjustment [12],” which represents an estimate of jobs added at new firms (net of those lost at those which went out of business) which BLS somehow knows is out there but can’t locate. The track record of this attempted adjustment is already pretty spotty; given the degree of pervasive economic uncertainty, it’s even more questionable now.
  • May’s raw additions also included 73,000 temps, an area where job growth continues to occur about five times faster than in the rest of the economy.
  • As to those 400,000-plus jobs added per the unemployment-rate report mentioned above, they occurred while the ranks of those employed full-time shrunk by over a quarter-million [13], and the number of part-timers ominously swelled.
Looking forward, May is likely as good as we’ll see during the rest of the year. Recovery Summer Flameout Part Three appears to be on track to be worse than last year. Europe is a mess, most of the rest of the world’s economy is slowing down, and whatever we may see in energy price reductions won’t have much positive influence.
Far more important, “Taxmageddon [14]” looms, and no one seems inclined to prevent it. As long as this is the case, employers will be extremely reluctant to hire or expand, and we’ll be extremely fortunate to avoid another recession.
Taxmageddon promises tax increases for nearly every taxpayer on January 1, 2013. Unless Congress and President Obama head it off before the end of the year, the tax system largely in place during the past nine years (still known to most as “the Bush tax cuts”) will essentially go back to the tax system as it previously existed. The “temporary” cuts in the payroll tax in place this year and last will also expire, while a plethora of ObamaCare-related taxes will kick in if the Supreme Court allows the law to partially or fully survive.
Everyone in Washington seems to believe that they can wait until after the election to deal with Taxmageddon. But what if Obama loses? Especially if Democrats hold the Senate, it would be completely in form for a soon to be former Punk President [15] to turn spiteful, do nothing, stick Mitt Romney with a horrific problem he can’t address until January 20, and skip town — the country be damned. We simply cannot afford to risk that.

Valerie Jarrett: Fat Cat Banker


Western Journalism Center ^ | 6/5/12 | Kris Zane



Obama loves to demonize all the “fat cat” bankers jaunting around the globe in their corporate jets, eating caviar on their yachts. That stalwart of the middle class, that defender of “the little guy” Barry Obama dukes it out with those greedy Wall Street goons on a daily basis on our behalf and complains that we should be thanking him.

Except the woman behind the man, Valerie Jarrett, just happened to be Director of the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago from January 2006 until April 2007. She also just happened to resign from this job at about the same time as Obama began his fight for the little guy and joined the presidential fray. She just happened to be a slum lord extraordinaire, making millions off of the misery of the poor.

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Electricity Generated From Water: Major Breakthrough In Clean Free Energy Confirmed


The Watchers.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Adonai



BlackLight Power, Inc. (BLP) announced last week a major breakthrough in clean energy technology, which experts agree holds tremendous promise for a wide range of commercial applications. The announcement comes on the heels of BlackLight’s recent completion of a $5 million round of financing to support commercial development of its new process for producing affordable, reliable energy from water vapor.

In six separate, independent studies, leading scientists from academia and industry with PhDs from prestigious universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology, confirm that BlackLight has achieved a technological breakthrough with its CIHT (Catalyst-Induced-Hydrino-Transition) clean energy generating process and cell. The Process is fueled by water vapor that is a gaseous component of air and present wherever there is any source of water. The CIHT cell harnesses this energy as electrical power output and is suitable for essentially all power applications including transportation applications and electrical power production completely autonomous of fuels and grid infrastructure at a small fraction of the current capital costs.
“BlackLight’s continuously operating, power-producing system converts ubiquitous H2O (water) vapor directly into electricity, oxygen, and a new, more stable form of Hydrogen called Hydrino, which releases 200 times more energy than directly burning hydrogen,” said Dr. Randell Mills, Chairman, CEO and President of BlackLight Power, Inc., and inventor of the process. Hydrogen is not naturally available and has to be produced using energy. But, H2O vapor is ubiquitous and free, obtainable even from ambient air. Dr. Mills says that BlackLight has achieved critical milestones in scaling its new technology with typical electrical gain of more than ten times that which initiates the process, operating over long duration at the 10 Watt (W) scale. A 100 W unit is planned for completion by the end of 2012, and a 1.5 kiloWatt (kW) pilot unit that can serve the residential power market, as an initial target commercial application, is expected to be operational by 2013. (One kW is equal to 1000 W, and 1.5 kW is the typical, average power consumption of a US home.)
BlackLight has raised a total of $75 M for the development and commercialization of its breakthrough energy technology, and has license agreements with companies to use its patented commercial processes and systems in heating and electric power generation. The new BlackLight Process validation reports, including full documentation and results of theory evaluation, replication and testing of the CIHT systems, and Hydrino characterization, are publicly available at http://www.blacklightpower.com/. The website also includes links to validator resumes and to technical and business support materials, including recent presentations that further explain the BlackLight Process and a technical paper providing the detailed chemistry and identification of Hydrinos by analytical methods, which laboratories can follow and replicate.


Mechanism



Each CIHT cell comprises a positive electrode, the cathode, a negative electrode, the anode, and an electrolyte that also serves as a source of reactants to form Hydrinos.

A Hydrino-producing reaction mixture creates electricity from H2O as the reactants are constituted with the migration of the electrons through an external circuit and ion mass transport through a separate internal path through the electrolyte to complete an electrical circuit.

What Is Obama Hiding?


American Thinker ^ | 6-5-12 | Ed Lasky



There has been plenty of conjecture regarding Obama's biography. Clearly, he has a penchant for fiction and does not care to fact-check his own life. Nor does he care for others to fact-check or scrutinize what he has been doing as president. Has this been why he has been decimating the taxpayers' best friends in Washington: the inspectors general?

Inspectors general are investigative officials charged with monitoring government programs for waste, fraud, incompetency, corruption, and the like. They are the taxpayers' first line of defense against a rampaging, out-of-control, and corrupt government. Unlike many if not most government programs, inspector general programs have a sterling return on investment.
For example, Daniel Levinson, inspector general of the Health and Human Services Department, has been an unheralded hero for taxpayers. Since he took his job a few years ago, his investigations have led to more charges for health care fraud than ever before, and his office has returned about $11 billion to the Medicare Trust Fund (see this glowing profile in Business Week).
Even in Obama's Washington, that is serious money: those billions that will be available to care for our nation's seniors. Levinson certainly is as deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as Bob Dylan.
Inspectors general are a natural enemy of, let's say, a politician who hails from Cook County and who likes to spend with abandon. This is particularly true when the beneficiaries of the spending are donors and supporters who can be paid back for their support with other people's money. Didn't Barack Obama define politics as a way to punish enemies and reward friends? Such is politics done the Chicago Way.
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‘Sluts’ Unite Against Republicans, Rush Limbaugh


ABC News ^



Watch out Republicans, here come the sluts.

Women’s rights activists are banding together to “Rock the Slut Vote” in an online effort to register women to vote and cast their ballots against Republicans in 2012.

“If the GOP thinks that throwing the word ‘slut’ at us at this point is going to silence women they have another thing coming,” said Susan McMillan Emry, the site’s founder.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh thrust the derogatory word into the political arena in February when he called law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” for testifying before Congress in support of contraceptives.

Following the national backlash over Limbaugh’s name-calling, “Rock the Slut Vote” is now aiming to “diffuse” the offensive term, Emry said.

Taking a vein from comedian Jeff Foxworthy and his “You might be a Redneck if…” jokes, Emry’s website gives visitors 22 reasons why “You might be a slut,” including “if you’ve ever used contraception” or “if you’re still downloading Dixie Chicks music” or “if you don’t go to church.”
The site aims to “re-appropriate” the word “slut” so that Limbaugh and other Republicans cannot use it to “bully and silence women,” Emry said.


“It’s really about taking the power away from that word more than it is about Rush Limbaugh,” she said. “He gave the word the notoriety but we are trying to take it back.”
Emry said the “Rush Limbaugh mess” coupled with the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s decision to cut Planned Parenthood funding and recent efforts in state Legislatures to restrict access to abortions and contraceptives “compelled” her to create the site after 56 years on the political sidelines.
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Wall Street looking at yet another round of layoffs (Recovery summer for Obama voters in NYC)


NY Post ^ | 6/5/12 | MARK DECAMBRE and JOSH KOSMAN



It’s baaack.

Just like a hard-to-kill horror movie villain, Wall Street can’t seem to shake layoffs.

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are plotting to hand out pink slips to staffers in the coming weeks and months as head winds from Europe’s fiscal unrest buffets the markets, The Post has learned.

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Oh Donna song revised to OBAMA


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