Daily Archives: February 25, 2012

Longest, slowest recovery since the Great Depression

And might I also point out that the longest, slowest recovery ever — the Great Depression — was ALSO overseen by Democrats?

Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2724403970056011884JjgnfX

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Faith has everything to do with it

The role of the government is to protect, not grant rights.

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Home Values and Party Control

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The average American home is worth 21% less now than it did five years ago and the market is glutted with cheap foreclosed houses. This is terrible for people who need to sell their homes, but are carrying mortgages that are bigger than their houses are currently worth.

Mortgage rates are at historically low levels, which combined with low home values should help new home buyers to enter the market.

Unfortunately, since a lot of this housing demand will be soaking up cheap supply created by foreclosure, Zillow expects home values will continue to fall modestly in most markets, even while home sales are rising.

Source: http://www.zillow.com/blog/research/2012/02/08/home-value-declines-pick-up-in-fourth-quarter-but-zillow-forecasts-smaller-declines-in-2012/

H/t: itooktheredpill

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For the record

NOTE: My family has had numerous contacts with good, peace-loving Muslims. I do not condemn all Muslims any more than I condemn all priests for the sins of the tiny number of pedophiles who have caused so much damage to individuals and to the institution they were sworn to serve.

I think the good people who practice Islam are in a tough place and I pray God will grant them the graces they need to combat the extremists who violate the rights of others to live and worship freely.

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“The Quran’s that were burned had been written in by inmates. That in itself is a violation of the Quran. The only sanctioned mode of disposal for a defiled Quran is to burn it. Which is what they did.”

Source: http://www.therightscoop.com/nato-burns-korans-afghans-violently-outraged-nato-apologizes/

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In May 2009, military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans.

Did Christians riot? Did any of us murder anybody?

We did not.

SOURCE: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/20/us.military.bibles.burned/

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Gingrich says Obama “surrendered” by apologizing to Afghans – February 23, 2012
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57384194-503544/gingrich-says-obama-surrendered-by-apologizing-to-afghans/?tag=nl.e875

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said President Obama “surrendered” Thursday when he apologized to the Afghan government for the burning of several Qurans at an American military base near Kabul, noting Obama had not called on the Afghan government to issue an apology for the deaths of two NATO soldiers who were killed by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform.

“There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get Barack Obama’s attention in a negative way,” Gingrich said, “and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States, period.”

“If Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, doesn’t feel like apologizing, then we should say, ‘Goodbye and good luck, we don’t need to be here risking our lives and wasting our money on somebody who doesn’t care.'”

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The man who secretly filmed this video has had his life threatened for doing it.

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“In Dearborn Michigan it is like being in a Middle Eastern Country. The Islamic call to prayer blasts out all across the city on loud speakers several times a day. The Christian churches around Dearborn cannot ring their bells because it offends the Muslims.”

Source: http://www.therightscoop.com/nato-burns-korans-afghans-violently-outraged-nato-apologizes/

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THE SATURDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

Someday I’ll figure out how to change my gravatar to this image I came across.

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Note to Bob:got the package yesterday.I was deeply moved to receive such a beautiful gift from ladies I don’t even know.As I held it I could feel the love emanating from it.You can be sure I’ll cherish it forever.May God bestow His blessings on you and all your friends.

P.S.-DW chided me about getting gifts from women;she knows full well if I ever flirted with a woman I would be guilty of assault with a dead weapon.

WHITE HOUSE SAYS NOTHING OFF THE TABLE IN DEALING WITH HIGH GAS PRICES

How about:

opening ANWAR for oil explortion?

building the XL pipeline?

expediting oil lease permits?

eliminating the ethanol requirement for gasoline?

do away with requiring different blends of gasoline for different areas?

Didn’t think so.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/212497-white-house-says-nothing-off-the-table-in-dealing-with-gas-prices

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