Saturday, February 18, 2012

Eric Holder Sings!

The Law Of Diminishing Returns plus Fly With The Birds

Q.  When is $64.00 worth $10.80? 
A.  When you steal the $64.00 ...huh?
Cops: woman stole soda for can deposit

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts woman bought $64 worth of soda using a stolen welfare benefits card, then immediately fed the full cans into the supermarket's automated redemption machine for the nickel deposit.

Tina Cafarelli, of Lynn, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including larceny, property destruction and receiving stolen property. She was ordered held on $250 bail.

Police tell The Daily Item that the electronic benefits card Cafarelli used to buy the 18 12-packs of soda had another person's name on it. The supermarket manager says the full cans caused extensive damage to the redemption machine.

The 36-year-old Cafarelli couldn't be reached for comment.
Bonus video...

“Capitalism is Boss.” ...but the liberals say it isn't so

How is it that so many liberals are caught up in their ideology that isn’t so…or as Ronald Reagan said, “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”?  Even if all logical thought brings a set of hypotheses to a conclusion agreed upon by prudent minds, the liberal will argue, “It isn’t so.”  Not that they don’t have anything better to offer. It just isn’t so!  Recall the recent health care legislation that not a single legislator had read prior to passage into law and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gets on her soap box and proclaims, “Now that we’ve passed the bill, now we can see what’s in it.”  But as most Americans did not want the health care legislation, Pelosi and her clan imposed the ‘just-isn’t-so’ rule; citizens would get this shoved down their throats regardless whether they liked it or not.  And now that we see what’s in it, we certainly don’t want it! 
As the nation goes down the path of self-destruction towards Socialism, even when history proves it a failure, the liberal will argue, “It isn’t so.”  Capitalism has proven to be the most successful of all economic systems.   Even Pope John Paul II appreciated the outcome of capitalistic societies[1]; it was greed that he was concerned about not capitalism.  Somehow our liberal friends have gotten the idea that Keynesian economics (got a problem, throw money at it) is the way to go even though the prudent mind of Milton Friedman says, “It isn’t so!”…see video below ~ Norman E. Hooben 
[1] God and Money the moral challenge of capitalism, Charles McDaniel, Baylor University Press
“Capitalism is Boss.”  ~ Andrew Wilkow 
Obama is a reckless gambler. He is gambling with our economy. He is gambling with our first-rate health care system, including your future as you age. He likes to gamble, and he figures to blame everybody else when he inevitably fails. That's the role of the Occupy Mobs during the election: to blame "capitalism" when the economy aches and groans from Obama misgovernment. Obama (like Bill and Hillary) has figured out that misgovernment doesn't matter in the least -- not if you have the Big Media on your side, ready to rant and rage to blame your enemies for the chaos you bring. ~ From How Dangerous Is Obama?  @  The American Thinker

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Just say, "Yes !"

In other news...


Election 2000 Re-visited...the Floirida non-fiasco

Source: Daily Mail ~ Don Surber
Are 1.8 million dead voters bad?
February 14, 2012 by Don Surber

Never let a crisis go to waste. Following the non-fiasco in the Florida in the 2000 presidential election — the vote count was off by only 44 votes out of 6 million cast, giving Bush a 493-vote win instead of 537 — Congress decided to federalize elections. The late Democratic Senator Robert C. Byrd said at the time:

While states run elections, Congress was given specific responsibility in the Constitution to alter election regulations, Byrd said.

Not to beat a dead bird, but once again Robert Carlyle Byrd was totally and unequivocally wrong. Here is what the Constitution actually says: “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.”

The only roll Congress has is determining the validity of the election to the House or Senate. (Bold underline emphasis mine NEH)

But hey, reporters never question authority unless it is Republican.

So now, 10 years later, what do we have?

1.8 million dead people are registered to vote,

2.8 million people are registered to vote in more than 1 state,

and according to the New York Times, “12 million registrations have errors serious enough to make it unlikely that mailings based on them will reach voters.”

This was the finding of the liberal tax-exempt corporation, Pew Center for the States in a report, “Evidence That America’s Voter Registration System Needs an Upgrade.”

Among the problems found by Pew: “Third-party organizations are most active close to an election, and thus submit millions of paper applications just before registration deadlines. Voter lists rely upon the information solicited by these groups, but if a voter moves, election officials are unlikely to learn of it, if at all, until immediately before the next registration deadline, when paper forms again flood election offices.”

In the case of ACORN, chaos is the whole purpose.

In its report, the New York Times recycled the lie that Florida’s election in 2000 was screwed up. Just because Al Gore said it was screwed up did not make it so. A media recount of the ballots cast found the final vote count was off by only 44 votes.

If only reporters were so accurate that they made only 44 errors out of 6 million “facts” reported.

From the New York Times:

The flaws in the voter registration rolls have a disproportionately negative impact on mobile populations, including students and other young people, the poor and members of the military, the Pew report found.

“It’s not clear that it has a uniform partisan effect,” Nathaniel Persily, a law professor and political scientist at Columbia, said of those findings. But he added that “it is now pretty clear that Democrats want to enact measures that make voter registration easier, and Republicans fear that would be an invitation to fraud.”

The Pew report compared state voter registration lists with a database maintained by Catalist, a company that collects and sells information about voting-age Americans based on data from public and commercial sources.

The United States differs from most other modern democracies in relying on a decentralized election administration system that places the burden of registration on voters rather than treating registration as a government responsibility.

The Pew report shows a crisis, but is it?

Do 1.8 million dead people on the voting rolls out of 160 million registered voters really so bad? People die and they are not automatically purged from the rolls. This is only a problem if someone votes in their name.

As much as we tease about cemetery voting, that is not as frequent as advertised.

As for being registered to vote in two states, that happens. In some cases it is nefarious. In other cases,it is just a matter of moving and failing to cancel a registration in another state. States can work it out among themselves to fix this without congressional interference.

Again, being registered in two or more states is no problem unless someone votes in each state.

Mass purges can wait until off-years and down time for election officials.

We panicked in 2000 and wound up replacing perfectly good punch card voting with touch computer voting and optical scanning ballots. What a mess. The punch cards were really, really accurate. Let’s not panic again and wind up with an even worse system — again.

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Catholics mocked at the Grammys...Their excuse, "That's what Hollywood does!"

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Monday, February 13, 2012

The Economy: "So, are we entering a post-dollar world?"

From Project Syndicate

"Three things should be clear from this history. First, a global monetary system based on precious metals does not resolve the fundamental imbalances of a global economic system. Second, precious metals do not resolve the problem of inflation. And, finally, the anchor currency and the underlying eco-system of world trade often outlive the geopolitical decline of the anchor country by decades." ~ Sanjeev Sanyal
←Picture compiled by Norman E. Hooben

The Dollar’s Long Tail
NEW DELHI – The ongoing economic crisis and the persistent deficits of the United States have increasingly called into question the dollar’s role as the world’s anchor currency. Recent moves to internationalize China’s renminbi have led to anticipation of a looming shift in the global monetary system. Many prominent economists, including the members of a United Nations panel headed by the Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz, are recommending a “Global Reserve System” to replace the dollar’s hegemony. But the long history of global anchor currencies suggests that the dollar’s days on top may be far from over...continues here

"I was not just a soldier...not just a funny talking Jew, I was there when they need me."

Andrew Breitbart @ CPAC

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Syria: Obama Takes Sides With Al Qaeda

Syria: What the main stream media and the Obama Administration do not want you to know. ~ by Norman E. Hooben

For the most part, the mainstream news media (MSM) depicts the Assad régime as a brutal Dictatorship that goes about slaughtering its own people.  While identifying those who are slaughtered as Syrians that may very well be true but the problem is deeper than that.  The problem lies within the different sects of Islam, for unlike Christian sects who can get along politically with each other, (i.e. you never see Baptists at war with Catholics, or Methodists versus Episcopalians and so on) Islamists of different cults generally hate one another and there is very little toleration to be in the company of, or neighbors to one another.
Syria’s president, Bashar al-Asad, belongs to the Alawite tribe of Islam whereas the larger populations of Sunnis and Shi’ites (also two factions that do not get along) are under the control of an Alawite military.  While the roles may be reversed nothing is mentioned by the MSM when tens of thousands of Alawites were killed by the other Islamists…Muslims, if you will.  So we have Muslims killing Muslims in an ongoing battle that has lasted hundreds, if not, thousands of years.  Are we supposed to take sides?

Well for one, Obama has already taken sides with the Sunnis and their anti-American Muslim Brotherhood but more importantly he has chosen to be on the same side as Al Qaeda in this Syrian dispute.  Remember, Muslims in general want to destroy western ideology with Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood as two of their most radical proponents. (I don’t intend to get in an argument over Obama’s preferences for it is clear as clear can be what he has accomplished in Egypt and Libya.)   For all you Christians who have been following the news regarding Bashar al-Asad’s slaughter of his fellow Syrians, you should know that Christians are for the most part protected under the Asad régime but will be slaughtered when the Muslim Brotherhood and/or the Sunnis come to power. ~ Norman E. Hooben
The following were used as references to formulate the above opinion…make that, facts!
2.      Bashar al-Assad