SNAP BONUS!

Gotta have an incentive plan, you know!

In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls.

It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate “food insecure households” by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Incidentally, the program was recently changed to SNAP to eliminate the stigma that comes with a name like food stamps. Just a few months ago the federal agency that administers the program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to recruit more food-stamp participants even though the number of recipients has skyrocketed in the last few years.

Mr. Cloward and Ms. Piven, please call your office.

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Poor people deserve plastic surgery too

From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website:

Good health is important to everyone. If you can’t afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy – and stay healthy. Medicaid does not provide medical assistance for all poor persons. Even under the broadest provisions of the Federal statute (except for emergency services for certain persons), the Medicaid program does not provide health care services, even for very poor persons, unless they are in one of the designated eligibility groups.

New York wants to make sure that poor people stay healthy by having their gender reassignment surgery paid for by taxpayers.

A state panel advising New York Governor Andrew  Cuomo wants taxpayers to foot the bill for transgender residents to get  “sexual reassignment surgery,” allowing them to change their physical  characteristics from a man to a woman or woman to man, The New York Post  reported Thursday.

You just aren’t healthy unless you get your childhood immunizations, your annual physicals, your cholesterol screening, and your gender reassignment surgery. These are all basic and necessary services.

(sigh!)

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Only a liberal could think this way

Only a liberal could look at the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, see he is black, and think that his race is holding him back.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is on fire these days. The former pizza mogul-turned-presidential hopeful scored an impressive first place showing in the recent Presidency 5 straw poll in Florida. Coming from the bottom of the heap of the GOP pack to number one is no easy feat. But people are asking whether his presence at the top is a fleeting and a mere flicker, or if Cain is in it for the long haul.

Moreover, despite his impressive showing, the prevailing wisdom suggests the race is still a match between Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for frontrunner status. Given his popularity, the question remains whether Herman Cain’s race remains the impediment to his capturing the Republican nomination.

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The argument seems to be the fact that Cain hasn’t run away with the nomination, so there must be something holding him back. This doesn’t make a damn bit of sense. We have not had the primaries. We have not seen many debates yet. Of course there is no clear frontrunner. Even if Cain is knocked back into the annals of history, it does not mean anything with regards to his race.

Ironically, they show Morgan Freeman quotes, which marked him as a true racist, as a contrasting point.

ZachRB87 from Reddit made his points against Cain:

Why I wouldn’t support Cain in the primaries:

Whether you agree with these points or not, there are perfectly legitimate reasons to have reservations about Cain. Not one of them have anything to do with race.
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“We’ve gotten a little soft.”

How do we know? Because the community organizer, state senator, college instructor, first term senator, product of affirmative action told us so.

“This is a great great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades,” Mr. Obama said in response to a question about the country’s economic future. “We need to get back on track.”

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Freaky Friday Free Speech Funzies

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Great News!

Anwar al Alwaki killed in Yemen – Read all about it HERE

Today is a good day!

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Freaky Friday Caption Contest

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I’ve been telling you, it ain’t Keynesianism

It is socialism.

Vice President Joe Biden said Congress should pass the $450-billion American Jobs Act even if the economy were growing at 8 percent and unemployment were as low as 3 percent.

“Look, we should be doing all of this stuff even if we were growing by 8 percent, even if there was a 3 percent unemployment rate in America,” Biden said at an event on Thursday to promote the legislation. “We need better roads, we need better bridges, we need safer streets.”

See? When the economy is in recession, you engage in massive government spending. When the economy is in boom to the point of overheating, you engage in massive government spending. There is a name for that and it sure as hell isn’t Keynesianism.

John Maynard Keynes called for contractionary economic policies during booms. Keynes’ contracyclical economic theory called for increasing aggregate demand in recessions and decreasing aggregate demand in overheated expansions. The Obama Administration is not pursuing a Keynesian economic plan. It is pure, unadulterated socialism.

More here: Biden: New Stimulus Needed ‘Even if We’re Growing at 8%’ and Have ‘3% Unemployment Rate’

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Solyndra: Jobs of the 21st Century

Biden makes a fool of himself. I know that isn’t news but he really, really makes a fool of himself here. The Obama Administration writes its own comedy scripts.

First the set up…

“Experts from Moody’s to Goldman and others have already pointed out that we’ve created or saved between 500,000 and 1 million jobs in the last 200 days. Another way of putting it, there would have been another 500 to a million jobs lost had we not had this Recovery Act up and running.”

Yeah, right. Talk about the ability to suspend disbelief.

Next comes the punch line.

“Part of our plan is to make sure that as we create these jobs we create jobs in the future like the ones you’re creating, jobs you can raise a family on, green jobs, jobs that will serve as a foundation for a stronger American economy. Which is why it’s so important we invest in Solyndra and invest in what Solyndra is doing. Not just to get us through today but to power our way to a much brighter tomorrow.”

Solyndra is the perfect metaphor for the disastrous stimulus bill. The video is good for a few laughs. It is objectively bullshit start to finish.

“It’s important because these jobs are going to be permanent jobs. These are the jobs of the future. These are the green jobs. These are the jobs that won’t be exported. These are the jobs that are going to define the 21st Century and the jobs that are going to allow America to compete and to lead like we did in the 20th Century.”

He’s right about one thing, non-existent jobs are pretty damned green.

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Des Moines Register: Gingrich Announces ’21st Century Contract With America’

The Register reports that Gingrich has given it exclusively to them.

Here is the link to the complete 26 page document.

Here is a link to a two page digest.

It consists of ten proposals. Number one is to repeal Obamacare.

In his “21st Century Contract with America” that he shared with The Des Moines Register and will officially release today in Iowa, Gingrich says people should to be able to choose either a tax credit or the ability to deduct the value of their health insurance up to a certain amount.

He wants two systems for income taxes: People can stick with the current one or use an optional flat tax rate.

Seniors could choose to remain in the existing Medicare program. Or they could select their own health insurance provider and get government help covering the premiums.

And with Social Security, younger Americans should have the option to put a portion of their contributions into personal savings accounts, he said.

The contract would “fundamentally change the trajectory of America,” Gingrich told the Register last week, but would most likely take him eight years in the White House to accomplish.”

We need to read this in its entirety. It is a much more aggressive position than the original ‘Contract’ was.

Newt is positioning himself as the idea man in this Presidential campaign. He’s doing a good job of it, too. He has the Washington experience that candidates like Perry, Romney, and Cain lack. He knows it and my guess is he’s running for Vice-President.

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He’s Either Very Stupid Or He Forgot To Lie

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“White House Insider: “They Are Crumbling In Amongst Themselves””

From the Ulsterman Report it appears that President Obama and the First Lady are suffering greatly from the stresses of the numerous scandals currently plaguing the White House.

President Obama finished the speech, walked off the stage, was escorted to the back corridor where he collapsed into a seat against the wall. Both hands went to each side of his head which was leaning down almost between his knees. You could see marks on the sides of his face where the stage makeup had been rubbed off by his hands. He wears that stuff everywhere these days. A staffer walked up and leaned over the president and told him it was time to go. The president looked up, gave a little smile, and got to his feet slowly. Very slowly. The only word he said was “Yeah.” There was no excitement. No energy from him. The people around the president seemed to ignore his condition. They looked right through him until he started walking down the hallway toward the outside. They followed alongside him and seemed to kind of push him out the door. The president looked incredibly tired. Used up.”

Michelle is feeling the pressure as well. Reports from the WH say she recently “Melted down”.

There was an episode involving the First Lady and a member of her staff that shook up everyone. It was a big enough deal it reached folks in Congress, who forwarded it on to some donors, who then had calls into Plouffe’s office wondering WTF was going on. The First Lady is being prepped as one of the few assets for the re-election campaign but those inside know she is as big a potential liability as anything associated with the administration. They are using her in controlled environments only. That’s the word from on high. What went down between her and the staff member wasn’t just a tantrum, or some shouting. It was put to me as being “an eruption”. Talking full on screaming here. Not the first time this kind of thing has happened. I’ve shared a bit of that w/you before but this was on another scale apparently. Put the WH on security alert for a brief time. It was that bad. No mention of the president’s involvement or reaction. He was apparently AWOL during the whole thing. First Lady is complaining a lot these days. LOUDLY. To everyone. Apparently a very unhappy woman.”

This is some truly scary news. Many of us expected the first residents to be feeling the heat. Obama doesn’t sound like he’s handling things well. Other world leaders from the past found themselves at a point like this. In the Communist/Socialist regimes it meant deaths and lots of them

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WSJ: Obama Administration Sues Seven Oil Companies For Death Of 28 Birds

Don’t tell me that this administration isn’t trying to destroy U.S. industry.

Wall Street Journal:

The Obama Administration’s hostility to oil and gas exploration is well known, but last week it took an especially fowl turn. The U.S. Attorney for North Dakota hauled seven oil and natural gas companies into federal court for killing 28 migratory birds that were found dead near oil waste lagoons. You may not be surprised to learn that the Administration isn’t prosecuting wind companies for similar offenses.

Absurdity aside, this prosecution is all the more remarkable because the wind industry each year kills not 28 birds, or even a few hundred, but some 440,000, according to estimates by the American Bird Conservancy based on Fish and Wildlife Service data. Guess how many legal actions the Obama Administration has brought against wind turbine operators under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act? As far as we can tell, it’s zero.

The wind industry is even seeking a formal legal waiver to shield it from the type of criminal or civil action that the oil companies now face. According to the September 13 draft of its new “Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would give the wind industry “assurances” of law enforcement discretion if it adheres to certain safeguards and then inadvertently kills birds. “

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A word for those graduating soon

I’m fully aware that this is the beginning of the school year for most American children. Even so, this will be the last semester or year for many high school and college graduates. As they make the run up to graduation, I hope they hear these words, and take the speech at face value.

In short, the author was invited to speak at Columbia University. He was met with cries of protest by students believing they deserved someone more influential. He didn’t make the following address to them, but I sincerely wish he had.

HELLO, GRADUATES, NEAR GRADUATES, AND OTHER CURRENT AND FUTURE BURDENS UPON THE WELFARE STATE

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As I look out at your vacant, slack-jawed, idea-free faces, I am reminded of a story Nicolas Sarkozy told me in the Louvre. Of course since none of you brain-damaged bacteria farms know French, Nicolas Sarkozy, or the purpose of a story, I’m keeping it to myself…
Like anyone who has accomplished more complicated and ennobling than blowing sailors for your tuition (and you know who you are), I am stupefied by the extraordinary dullness stretched out before me. I have spoken with your teachers, lecturers, teachers aides and bail bondsmen, and they all agree that none of you can be trusted to open a can that was already opened. I mean, seriously. Look around you. Is there anyone in this amorphous blob of institutional autism you would let put air into your bicycle tire?

Let me answer that for you. No.

You are children of unspeakable privilege, nursing insatiably at the leathern teat of your parents’ gifts for stock fraud and tax evasion. You have accomplished nothing more socially uplifting than a gift for creating soiled laundry and bathroom mold. You wouldn’t know the strain of actual work if it inserted itself rectally and gnawed remorselessly at your innards. You are lazy, uninvolved, uncurious, bigoted, slovenly half-trained baboons with no more right at a lucrative and responsible job than a heroin addict on 125th and Lenox. Indeed, the only time any of you should be allowed to use the word “international” is in juxtaposition with the phrase “house of pancakes.”

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I will disagree with the man on one point. Costco is a great company to work for,  as far as retail goes. They actually don’t have a midnight-8am shift (earliest is 4am), and they pay very well for the field (it started as $11 an hour when I worked there years ago). They also have great insurance, and will allow overtime in some situations. A capped out employee will make over $20 an hour. That’s nothing to turn your nose up at.

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This Is How A Nuclear Device Could Be Placed To Initiate An EMP Attack

A high-altitude burst of a nuclear device over the United States would create an elctro-magnetic pulse that would instantly destroy computers and solid state electronic devices. To be most effective – over a large area – the burst should be several hundred miles above the surface.

Middle eastern countries do not have the ICBM’s necessary to accomplish this from their homes. They do have ships armed wirh shorter range missiles. The ships could be brought close to the Unites States where the missiles would work just fine.

Administration officials react with typical snarkiness. They are ignoring the threat.

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What would you do with this opportunity?

There can be no denying that this is one heck of an opportunity and it only costs Three Dollars to have a shot at it.

Imagine…

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It took them over Ten Years to try THIS?

I’ve been wondering when somebody would eventually get around to trying this…

More HERE at The Blaze!

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Obama can’t even hold onto FactCheck.org

Even the liberal FactCheck.org is can’t help but point out that Obama’s pants are very much on fire. Here they point out his teacher tax whopper.

President Obama’s claim that he pays a lower tax rate than a teacher making $50,000 a year isn’t true. A single taxpayer with $50,000 of income would have paid 11.9 percent in federal income taxes for 2010, while the Obamas paid more than twice that rate — 25.3 percent (and higher rates than that in 2009 and 2008). And if the $50,000-a-year teacher were in Obama’s tax situation — supporting a spouse and two children — he or she would have paid no federal income taxes at all.

The outcome is the same whether we count payroll taxes or not, and even if we look at what the $50,000 earner will pay on 2011 income. Whatever the assumption, the rates Obama paid were higher — and usually much higher.

None of this will prevent him from making the same or similar claims in the future. For Obama, the truth is a tangential aspect – at best – of any speech.

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LTC West says Obama is Marxist

Rep Allen West (R-FL) pulls no punches: “It’s intentional because that’s who this President is. The President is a Marxist who believes in the separation of classes.”

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Discord

Obama tell black supporters to take off the bedroom slippers, CBC gets annoyed, Sharpton goes after the CBC… It’s getting so you need a program to keep the players straight.

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Why Don’t We Get Involved?

Liberalism.

I know, you think you are immune. You’re not.

You’re standing in line at the store and some guy gets irate because he can’t use his EBT card to buy a pint of Old Crow. What do you do? Do you speak up – knowing that his expectation is ridiculous – and risk feeling awkward in front of the other patrons? Or worse, looking like a caveman?

I’m not gonna go into what you should do, but rather, ‘why you don’t’…

For generations, you have been indoctrinated by a leftist ideology to not offend. You may think, as I do, that you are not afraid to offend, but you are…as am I.

We have been shown, for decades now, how people act in ‘civilized modern society’. This example has become engrained in our thought process. When we come upon a situation where we may think Response X is proper for Stimuli A, we defer to Response Y, because society accepts it. ‘Society doesn’t like Response X’, we think.

(Don’t blame yourself, it happens to all of us)

If music, movies, and TV teach us – over and over and over – for 40+ years that this type of response is bad, then it must be, no?

I would posit that none are willing to stand. We have become the ‘Nation of Cowards’ which Eric Holder speaks of.

Sure, we all stand silent on some days. The wife is pissed, the mortgage is behind, the job is just too much… Shit happens. Sometimes, you just don’t have the energy to say anything. I’ve been there.

But on other days, you have it. You just choose to not use it. You… are afraid. Admit it. I’ve been afraid to speak up. Most times, I’m not, but it has happened.

The problem is that too many of us have accepted that there is nothing we can do.

We can. We can speak up. We can say that it’s not okay to live off of the sweat of your fellow man.

We can stand up for the girl at the gas station. We can stand up for the girl at the haircut place, but we don’t.

We don’t because we are afraid. Afraid, of what others will think.

I say that it’s high-time we do what is right and damn what others will think.

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This teacher is really a dick. And the guy in the story is, too.

 

Ok, I usually do not like making broad generalizations….Ok, I do like making broad generalizations, but someone help me with this:  Are all public school teachers raging liberal retards?  I mean there has to be at least SOME that aren’t, right?  Maybe just a handful that haven’t been squeezed out of the system yet?  Because every time I see a news story about a teacher, it’s either because he/she is shacking up with a student, or just doing some bat-shit crazy-crazy, full-blown retard crap like this.  

 

Health “teacher” Steve Guickivitch has banned students from saying “Bless you” after someone sneezes.  According to Herr Guickivitch, it is “disruptive” to say this in a class setting.  He goes on to say that “it has nothing to do with religion” (Bullshit) but rather that the practice is “out of date.”  His logic?  Well, apparently (according to Steve) in the ‘old days’ when someone sneezed, it was believed they were expelling evil spirits out of the body, so others would respond with “Bless You.”  Steve says that’s just silly, nobody believes that anymore, so the practice of saying “Bless You” is irrelevant.  He even docked a kid 25 points on an exam for saying “bless you”!

And, he fucked up the origin to boot:

 The custom of saying God Bless You! on hearing a person sneeze is very old. The Greeks and Romans exclaimed “Long life to you!” on a similar occasion. The origin of this pious ejaculation is generally ascribed to a plague raging in Athens, in the course of which sneezing was regarded as a sign of convalescence. But to come to the Christian observance. When, five hundred and fifty-eight years after Christ, a universal epidemic broke out in Southern Europe, the reigning Pope recommended the faithful to exclaim, “God bless you!” whenever they heard a neighbour sneeze, as a kind of prayer that further evils might be averted. In this particular case a sneezing fit was fraught with mischief, being the earliest symptom of the disease that threatened to lay a person low.

This guy is full retard on so many levels I don’t know where to begin.

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Citizen Cain Is Gaining Ground – And Support

Rasmussen reports that Cain is only five points from catching Obama. Obama 39%, Cain 34%.

The American Thinker blog has a piece written by his ghostwriter, C. Edmund Wright titled ‘Herman Cain swims with the sharks‘. A couple quotes:

Cain continued to be the happy warrior. He attacked only Obama and liberalism in the debates and in his other public statements and he remained undeterred by others with more money or higher poll numbers. You have to understand that Herman Cain is convinced that the citizen’s Tea Party movement has changed everything. (He has even inserted “citizens” into the name of that movement lately.)

And when everything is changed, nothing is more useless than conventional wisdom.

(As an aside, there was some buzz on the web over the weekend that Palin might endorse Cain if she doesn’t run. Just buzz, but that anyone would think it speaks to the mutual appeal of the two.)”

Regarding the potential of a Palin endorsement it’s interesting what she said last night on VanSusteren’s show on Fox. “Running for office “prohibits the freedom one needs to really make a difference, You don’t need a title to make a difference.”

The full interview is below. It’s more than 16 minutes long but beginning at about 5:30 Palin begins talking about Cain in a very supportive manner. Their brands of conservatism are very similar. She has said that she would get into the race if there was not a candidate she could support. And it appears that she supports Cain.

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It’s Going Viral – Rick Perry Via Bad Lip Reading

I laughed just as hard the second time I watched it. Bad Lip Reading has a whole lot of these on You Tube.

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What is worth taking a bullet for?

How about TWO bullets?

It is said that nothing is more glorious to behold than a man who struggles to survive against extreme adversity. I add to that that no struggle to survive againt extreme adversity can be undertaken without an adequate supply of Beer. When I read this story I was so moved emotionally as to almost produce tears. I was comforted by the fact that BMan had not mentioned any plans of traveling to Cleveland recently.

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