Barack Obama Tells Another Whopper—–He Did Not Create 12.8 Million Jobs

 • July 4, 2015

America is better off when President Obama is out on the stump bloviating and boasting rather than in Washington actively doing harm. But the whoppers he just told the students at the University of Wisconsin are beyond the pale. Said our spinmeister-in-chief:

 And the unemployment rate is now down to 5.3 percent. (Applause.) Keep in mind, when I came into office it was hovering around 10 percent. All told, we’ve now seen 64 straight months of private sector job growth, which is a new record — (applause) — new record — 12.8 million new jobs all told.

That’s a pack of context-free factoids. There is still such a thing as the business cycle, and only economically illiterate hacks—-like those who work on the White House speech writing staff—-would measure anything from the deep V-shaped but momentary bottom that happened to occur during Obama’s second year in office. What counts is not that we’ve had a bounce after a terrible bust, but where we are now on a trend basis.

The answer is absolutely nowhere!

We are now 29 quarters from the pre-crisis peak and total non-farm labor hours utilized by the US economy are no higher than they were in Q4 2007. In other words, if you use a common unit of measure—–labor hours rather than job slots which treat coal-miners and part-time pizza delivery boys alike—–there have been no new units of employment at all. Our teleprompter reading President is actually tooting his own horn about recycled hours and “born again”  jobs and doesn’t even know it.

http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/barrack-obama-tells-another-whopper-he-did-not-create-12-8-million-jobs/

Interior secretary should get her nose out of Redskins business!

Team Obama to Redskins: No new field without name change

Interior secretary holds land purchase hostage

Published: 1 day ago

The White House has issued an ultimatum of sorts to the Redskins football operation, telling the powers-who-be they can’t buy the land they want for a new stadium unless they first change the Washington team’s name.
The Redskins want to buy a parcel of property that’s located near the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, where D.C. United soccer is based, to build a new stadium. But the land is owned by the Park Service. And the Park Service can’t sell it without the secretary of the Interior Department’s permission.

From national security to wasteful government spending to judicial activism, George Allen proves that our government need look no further than the football field, baseball diamond or basketball court to solve today’s pressing problems. It’s all in “What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports.”

And Secretary Sally Jewell said to Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Washington Post reported: We’re not selling unless the Redskins change names.

Bowser has been trying to bring the Redskins back to the capital city.

Jewell, who also oversees the country’s trust and treaty relationships with Native American tribes, has pressed for the football franchise to change its names for a long time.

In an interview last year with ABC News, she said: “Personally, I think we would never consider naming a team the ‘Blackskins’ or the ‘Brownskins’ or the ‘Whiteskins.’ So personally, I find it surprising that in this day and age, the name is not different.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/team-obama-to-redskins-no-new-field-without-name-change/#D0RALh1Us2Yfdgwe.99

Pound Sand, Your Honor! More Americans Want States to Ignore Federal Courts

Written by  Selwyn Duke

While dissenting from the recent Supreme Court decision rubber-stamping same-sex “marriage,” Justice Antonin Scalia warned his colleagues that with “each decision … unabashedly based not on law” the Court moves “one step closer to being reminded of [its] impotence.” And a new poll shows that another such step has in fact been taken, with more Americans supporting the idea that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. Writes Rasmussen Reports, “A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if their elected officials [dis]agree with them. That’s up nine points from 24% when we first asked this question in February. Just over half (52%) disagree, down from 58% in the earlier survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.”

This shift is clearly influenced not just by Obergefell v. Hodges (the marriage ruling), but also a late June ObamaCare decision so contrary to the “Affordable Care Act’s” text that Justice Scalia lamented to the Court, “Words no longer have meaning.” Not surprisingly, there was an ideological divide among poll respondents. As Rasmussen also tells us, “Fifty percent (50%) of GOP voters now believe states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings, compared to just 22% of Democrats and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Interestingly, this represents a noticeable rise in support among all three groups. Fifty percent (50%) of conservative voters share this view, but just 27% of moderates and 15% of liberals agree.”

Also not surprisingly, this pattern basically reverses itself when voters are asked if Barack Obama should be able to ignore the courts when he wants to. As Rasmussen wrote in February after surveying voters on that question, “43% of Democrats believe the president should have the right to ignore the courts. Only 35% of voters in President Obama’s party disagree, compared to 81% of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major party.”

As to the recent poll, Rasmussen writes that Republicans and conservatives being most likely to support state defiance of federal courts is perhaps “disturbing” because those groups “traditionally have been the most supportive of the Constitution and separation of powers.” But the reality is that these responses — conservatives advocating defiance of liberal courts, liberals advocating defiance for a liberal man, and Rasmussen indicating that the judiciary should have ultimate-arbiter power — reflect emotional reactions more than constitutional analysis.

First note that this gratuitous judicial-review power — where courts’ rulings on law are considered to constrain all three branches of government — is not found in the Constitution. Rather, it was unilaterally declared by the Court itself in the 1803 Marbury v. Madison decision. In other words, Rasmussen’s supposition about the courts’ role does not align with constitutionalism.

But critics would say that this is putting it lightly. Justice Scalia wrote in his Obergefell dissent that the Court has actually become “a threat to American democracy.” And this just reflects what founder Thomas Jefferson warned when he said that if the Court was not reminded of its impotence, if it comes to be viewed as having ultimate-arbiter (judicial review) power, our Constitution will have become “a suicide pact.” As I wrote just last week:

Jefferson explained the problem with judicial review, writing, “For intending to establish three departments, co-ordinate and independent, that they might check and balance one another, it has given, according to this [judicial review] opinion, to one of them alone, the right to prescribe rules for the government of the others, and to that one too, which is unelected by, and independent of the nation…. The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist, and shape into any form they please.”

Jefferson also pointed out, correctly, that “Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. They have with others the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps.” …Judicial review is “a very dangerous doctrine indeed,” Jefferson warned in 1820, “and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”

Jefferson also wrote that nullification — states’ ignoring of federal dictates — is the “rightful remedy” for all central-government usurpation of states’ powers. Of course, this includes plainly unconstitutional rulings by oligarchic federal courts.

Thus, the 50 percent of GOP voters polled this week are right — although perhaps without realizing that their position is constitutionally sound. States have recourse to the “rightful remedy” of nullification because the Constitution reserves most powers to the states, and the states are not bound to follow unconstitutional federal edicts. In fact, in order to adhere to the Constitution, state are duty bound not to enforce such edicts, but to declare them null and void at the state border.

Of course, this balance of power ensures a tug of war and some gridlock in government, but that’s how the state is kept small and freedoms big. If we want issues settled cleanly and quickly with the stroke of a pen, we can appoint a dictator.

Or an oligarchy — sort of like the Supreme Court has become.

If the Court is not frequently reminded of its impotence, the people will ever be reminded of theirs.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/21190-pound-sand-your-honor-more-americans-want-states-to-ignore-federal-courts

MICHAEL SAVAGE NEWSLETTER: Only an act of God can stop this madman, Obama


obamaWelcome to “The Michael Savage Newsletter,” your daily insider report on all things “Savage.”

In today’s issue: Asked how he planned to spend his remaining time in office, Obama told reporters he would use his political capital to push his “progressive” agenda.

Dr. Savage believes that nothing on earth can stop the president from putting his Marxist plans in place.

“Obama is so determined to destroy the country that he says he’s going to ‘squeeze out every last ounce of progress’ he can during his remaining time in the White House,” Savage told his listeners.

The only thing that is going to stop this madman is God Himself.

There is no opposition party.

He owns the media.

The people have been deballed.

There’s nothing to stop Obama from imposing the mad agenda of the communist left.

So here we are, sitting in a petty dictatorship that’s going to metastasize into something much worse.

We have entered the new dark ages in the United States of America.

No matter what Obama gets, he wants more.

This is the mark of a Marxist.

“Progress” will only end when you are in chains, working for the illegal immigrants.

Catch up on previous issues of The Michael Savage Newsletter

Read the latest at MichaelSavage.com

Walmart removes white sheets from stores

World’s largest retailer says it will no longer sell white sheets

By Coach Semanko

Monday 30 June 2015

Walmart Stores, the world’s largest retailer, says it has removed all white sheets from store shelves.

In the wake of the Charleston church shootings, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced on Monday that she would take steps to remove the Confederate battle flag that has flown on the statehouse grounds for more than 50 years. Walmart is taking it a step further and taking white sheets from all store shelves because of ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

“We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all racist items promoting the confederate flag and the KKK from our assortment, whether in our stores or on our website,”  said Walmart spokesman Ryan Nickles

“We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell. Still, at times, items make their way into our assortment improperly, and this is one of those instances.”

Items decorated with the flag or associated with the KKK included white sheets, knives, belt buckles and swim shorts, along with a range of T-shirts bearing the slogan: “The flag may fade, glory never will.”

“We are in the process of scrubbing our marketplace to pull those items down, these racist items will no longer clutter store shelves” Nickles said.

Of course this story is not true, but probably not too far fetched!

Poll: Majority See Confederate Flag as Symbol of Southern Pride, Not Racism

Poll: Majority See Confederate Flag as Symbol of Southern Pride, Not Racism

confederate flagA new CNN poll has found that a majority of Americans believe the Confederate flag shouldn’t fly over government property, but most do not see it as a racist symbol.

57% of Americans see the flag more as a symbol of Southern pride than as a symbol of racism, while 33% believe it is more a symbol of racism and 5% believe it is a symbol for both equally. How Americans feel about the issue breaks down sharply along racial lines: 66% of whites believe the flag represents Southern pride, while 72% of blacks believe it represents racism.

54% of Americans support taking down Confederate flags on government property, while Americans are divided within the margin of error about whether companies should stop selling them. But large majorities oppose redesigning state flags that feature the symbol (57%), renaming streets and highways named after Confederate leaders (68%), and removing tributes to those who fought for the Confederacy (71%).

On a related note, 57% of Americans do not believe the Charleston shooting was a terrorist act (55% of blacks disagree), while huge majorities of all races believe it was a hate crime.

Unemployment at 5.3%…….. Obama Administrations crooked math

Record 93,626,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 62.6%

By Ali Meyer | July 2, 2015 | 8:42 AM EDT

A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In June, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, hit 250,663,000. Of those, 157,037,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.

The 157,037,000 who participated in the labor force equaled only 62.6 percent of the 250,663,000 civilian noninstitutional population, the lowest labor force participation rate seen in 38 years. It hasn’t been this low since October 1977 when the participation rate was 62.4 percent.

Another 93,626,000 did not participate in the labor force. These Americans did not have a job and were not actively trying to find one.

Of the 157,037,000 who did participate in the labor force, 148,739,000 had a job, and 8,299,000 did not have a job were actively seeking one—making them the nation’s unemployed.

The 8,299,000 job seekers were 5.3 percent of the 157,037,000 actively participating in the labor force during the month. Thus, the unemployment rate was 5.3 percent which dropped from the 5.5 percent unemployment seen in May.

The number of employed Americans dropped from 148,795,000 in May to 148,739,000 in June, a decline of 56,000. The number of unemployed Americans also dropped over the month from 8,674,000 in May to 8,299,000 in June, a decline of 375,000.

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