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Archive for 9 November 2011
David Axelrod’s Pattern of Sexual Misbehavior
by Ann Coulter
Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country — Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. — but never in Chicago.
So it’s curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod.
Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O’Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley’s chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain’s personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
President Barack Obama’s overall job approval in Gallup’s daily tracking poll is currently at 43 percent–which is within a point or two of where it has been for the past three weeks.
But his approval for how he is handling the federal budget deficit, according to a survey conducted Nov. 3-6, is only 26 percent, Gallup reported today.
That is the second lowest approval level that Obama has received during his term for his handling of the deficit. His lowest approval for handling the deficit was the 24 percent he received in a survey conducted Aug. 11-14, the last time Gallup polled on this question. That was less than two weeks after Obama signed legislation to increase the federal debt limit by as much as $2.4 trillion.
Are they polling dead people? Or just brain dead. I’d really like to know the level of intelligence of those 26% who approve, not to mention those 43% who think he’s just honky dory in general. Do those 43% hate America, and Americans too? I’m pretty sure they could find somewhere else to live. After all, there are a couple of hundred countries they could choose from, right?
The Debate Over Iran
On November 22, Republican candidates will gather together in Washington, D.C., for a presidential debate presented by The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute on CNN. The subject: foreign policy and national security. Chief among the foreign policy issues that the President of the United States must address is the matter of an increasingly dangerous, hostile, and emboldened Iran.
Yesterday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report confirming that Iran has made substantial progress in its nuclear weapons program. The IAEA says it “has serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear programme” and that “Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.”
President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.
In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing David R. Shipman announced that the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The purpose of the Board is to run a “program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industry’s position in the marketplace; maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees; and to carry out programs, plans, and projects designed to provide maximum benefits to the Christmas tree industry” (7 CFR 1214.46(n)). And the program of “information” is to include efforts to “enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States” (7 CFR 1214.10).
Of all the ridiculous nonsense that the Obama administration has pulled, this has got to be one of the more absurd! Since when do people buying Christmas trees need to be encouraged to buy Christmas trees? Why on earth would anyone think that it was a good idea to charge people more for something they were going to buy anyway to promote the buying of something they were going to buy anyway? Yeah…I’m really confused too!