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The American people are WORSE off!

CtH: I didn’t do this graphic and I realize I’ve posted on this before, but whoever made it did such a good job, I wanted to say again what can not be said often enough.  I.e., REAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS show we are all much worse off because of Obamanomics.

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Today’s Posts… Stave Three

So much to do. I’m watching the confirmation hearings and I hope to have the video I’m watching now to post later. Sen. Ted Cruz is absolutely disemboweling the Democrats who suddenly are obsessed with the rule of law while they said nothing for 8 years while Holder made a mockery of the word ‘Justice’. He had special words of disgust for Sen. Stuart Smalley (Idiot-Minnesota).

Never to be deterred, two stupid white people got up in the gallery screaming ‘black lives matter!’ before being escorted out by DC police.

[CtH: I’m not holding my breath for #BlackLivesMatter or #NOW to give a toot about Debra Thomas Clayton, the Black female cop who was killed in the line of duty in Orlando.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4105884/Manhunt-continues-Orlando-gunman-shot-dead-veteran-cop.html%5D

Still, there are other newsworthy items.

Alibaba job boom: Jack Ma chats with Trump about how to create 1 million US jobs over 5 years
ALI BABA IS AN ASIAN VERSION OF E-BAY. MA IS THE RICHEST MAN IN ASIA.

“We’re focused on small business,” Ma told reporters. “We specifically talked about … supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products — agriculture products and America services — to China and Asia, because we’re pretty big in Asia.”
Like Etsy or eBay, Alibaba enables third-party sellers in China to take their own businesses to the web. The company only had 36,446 full-time employees, almost all in China, as of March 31, according to SEC filings. But with more than 10 million active sellers as of 2015,  Alibaba estimates its China retail marketplaces “contributed to the creation of over 15 million job opportunities.”

[CtH: But I’m sure he “didn’t build that.”]

‘There Are No Jobs’: Obama Loyalists Scramble To Find Work
Thousands of Obama loyalists are struggling to find work in a city now dominated by the GOP, according to a report from Politico. “It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” Mira Patel, a longtime Clinton aide told Politico.

[CtH: Karma sucks, don’t it?]

Final bill for Hillary futility: $1.2 billion
bef4d5b2eec11580c5b9c8b56e01a1784a596d760840aa7374c03dcf13d5ce05As Matt Vespa reminds us, Hillary Clinton once offered this zinger about Donald Trump’s claims to be a business wizard: “What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?”
The New York Post has the answer in their review of election-campaign financial disclosures. The final cost of Hillary’s futile bid for the presidency — including monies spent by the Democratic Party and supporting PACS — exceeded $1.2 billion.

Whoopi Goldberg: No ‘Right-Leaning Person’ Has ‘Ever’ Lost Their Job for Political Views

After Goldberg read McCain’s tweet, she insisted that people should stop criticizing Hollywood like it was a “bad word.” She then lectured on the history of Hollywood and said that prior to the 1970s, Hollywood was dominated by right-leaning groups.
“That’s how we ended up with McCarthyism and all of these so-called ‘lefties’ being rounded up and eaten up basically for their beliefs,” Goldberg said.

[CtH: The “open mindedness” of liberals in Hollywood totally explains why Republican actors are the ones hiding in their closets now.]

Dem Sen. Dick Durbin Acknowledges Sessions’ Work Has Spared Blacks “Thousands Of Years In Prison”

API Chief: Offshore Oil and Gas Production Could Create 800,000-Plus U.S. Jobs, $200 Billion Annually to Treasury

“Restricted offshore areas could hold more than 50 billion barrels, or more, of oil and more than 195 trillion cubic feet of natural gas,” Gerard said. “Just imagine what the industry could do to further benefit consumers, the economy and the environment if more of that energy were available for responsible and safe domestic production.”

Obama: Don’t Blame Me For The Democrats’ Demise
Clearly, whatever leadership Obama provided, it wasn’t helping Democrats connect with voters across the country.
So what was Obama’s response?
At first, he tried — and we’re not making this up — to blame President Bush.
“I came in the middle of worst financial crisis since the Great Depression,” he said. And since “in 2010 there were a lot of folks who were still out of work,” whoever was president was “gonna get hit.”

[CtH: Reality check, BHO. There are 14.5 million more Americans out of work now than when you took over from Bush.]

Instead, Obama said — and again, we are not making this up — that he was just too darn busy being president to help his fellow Democrats.
“My docket was really full here,” Obama said, “so I can’t be both chief organizer of the Democratic Party and function as commander in chief and president of the United States.”
Stephanopoulos was either too polite or too partisan to not laugh out loud at this statement.

THE GIRLS ARE ON THE CASE

Meryl Streep Underhandely Came For The Donald, Diamond and Silk Straight Out Came For Her

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HOPE in the trash

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http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/record-95102000-americans-not-labor-force-number-grew-18-obama-took-office

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The Friday Drive-By

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Stanley Black & Decker Announce Opening of New U.S. Plant After Trump White House WinStanley Black & Decker, one of the U.S.A.’s most well known hand and power tool manufacturers, has unveiled plans to move some manufacturing back to the U.S. after the election of Donald J. Trump to the White House.

Report: Trump orders Obama-appointed ambassadors to leave posts by inauguration
DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU ON THE WAY OUT
President-elect Trump’s transition team has reportedly ordered all ambassadors appointed by President Obama to leave their posts by the time the billionaire is sworn in — no exceptions.
That plan could leave the United States without Senate-confirmed diplomats in critical countries for months.
But several American diplomats familiar with the order told the New York Times that Trump’s team will not allow any extensions.

Joe Biden: No, Syria ‘Is Not a Failure’
Listen to the question from PBS’s Judy Woodruff. She clearly believes Syria is one of the great failures of this Administration. Biden will have none of it.

Rep. Bobby Rush Paid Family Over $100K From Campaign Funds in 2016

Wellness center associated with church Rush founded also received more than $2 million in government grants last year

MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT FROM ILLINOIS ARE NOT AWARE THAT OBAMA RAN FOR U.S. REP IN 1992. HE WAS BEATEN BADLY BY RUSH, A FORMER BLACK PANTHER. GUESS BARRY WASN’T BLACK ENOUGH THEN. JUST ANOTHER CORRUPT BLACK DEMOCRAT.

[CtH: I did not know Obama had ever lost an election.]

Rep. Bobby Rush (D., Ill.) made payments to four family members that combined to more than $100,000 during the 2016 election cycle, campaign finance records show.
A wellness center associated with the church the congressman founded also received more than $2 million in government grants last year.

Oops, Yahoo Says Trump Wants What Kind Of A Navy?
Yahoo subsequently apologized for the ‘spelling error’.

Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Number Grew 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009
HE BRAGGED ABOUT 46 STRAIGHT MONTHS OF JOB GROWTH

When President Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, the highest number on record. That number rose steadily during his two terms, reaching a record 95,055,000 in November 2016, then setting another record (95,102,000) in December.
In an interview with a Chicago reporter yesterday, Obama said he has done “an enormous amount” to create greater economic opportunity for Americans.
“I took an economy that was about to go into a Great Depression, and we’ve now had a little over six years of straight economic job growth, an unemployment rate that’s down below 5 percent, and incomes that have gone up and poverty that has gone down.”
But people who stop looking for a job are no longer counted as unemployed.

New Sheriff Who Defeated Arpaio (With Help of Soros) Calls Illegal Aliens “Guests”
Newly sworn-in Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Paul Penzone, in a January 4 interview with Phoenix TV station ABC 15, referred to illegal aliens as “guests.”
Penzone defeated Arpaio by 665,478 votes (55.6 percent) to Arpaio’s 531,674 votes (44.4 percent).
Leftist billionaire George Soros spent $2 million of his own money to get Arpaio out of office.

Greta Van Susteren to join MSNBC“I’m thrilled to start my next chapter at MSNBC,” Van Susteren said. “The network is the right destination for the smart news and analysis I hope to deliver every day, and I look forward to joining the talented journalists and analysts I respect there.”

FROM THE PENTHOUSE TO THE OUTHOUSE…WHAT A JOKE

Send in the Head Clowns
The delusional Democrats of 2017
Republicans control the House, the Senate, 34 governor’s mansions, and 4,100 seats in state legislatures. But Democrats act like they run Washington. Nancy Pelosi’s speech to the 115th House of Representatives was a long-winded recitation of the same liberal agenda that has brought her party to its current low. Give her points for consistency I guess. Chuck Schumer is just being delusional.

WashPost’s Dana Milbank Compares Obama to George Washington, Disney Demigod

ANOTHER VOICE FOR THE PSYCHOPHANT SYMPHONY

Linking the higher power, Milbank fawned, “Watching the final days of the Obama administration, one suspects the Hawaiian-born president could empathize with Maui.”
If that kind of slobbering praise wasn’t enough, the journalist strained to connect the President to George Washington: “Announcing he was following in George Washington’s footsteps, he scheduled a farewell address next week.”

Payback: CIA, FBI, And Loretta Lynch Now Being SUED For Actual Proof Of “Russian Hackers”Establishment Neocon Lindsay Graham claims that nearly all of the Senate agrees that Russia interfered in the election.  Two researchers demand proof.

New Water Sport “Skarping” Peoria Carp Hunters

ASIAN CARP CAME TO THIS COUNTRY IN THE BILGE WATER OF CARGO SHIPS A FEW DECADES AGO. THEY NOW INFEST AMERICAN WATERS FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ALL THE WAY DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE GULF OF MEXICO. THEY ARE VORACIOUS FEEDERS AND GROW AS LONG AS THEY LIVE, PUSHING OUT MORE DESIRABLE SPECIES. YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN FOOTAGE OF THEM JUMPING, AS THE VIBRATION IN THE WATER FROM MOTOR-DRIVEN WATERCRAFT MAKES THEM JUMP. SOME PEOPLE HAVE MADE CATCHING THIS GARBAGE FISH INTO A SPORT. A SOMETIMES DANGEROUS ONE.

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The Obama Economy

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H/t Brad Lytle

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/

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Obama Scorecard: Jobs

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In response to Trump’s crowing about the 1,000 jobs he convinced Carrier to keep in the United States, Obama’s Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, claimed that Trump needs 804 more Carrier deals to match President Obama’s record on manufacturing jobs.

Wrong.  There are 303,000 FEWER manufacturing jobs in the United States than there were when Barack Obama took office.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/1108/create-1-million-new-manufacturing-jobs-end-2016/

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Is he stupid or lying?

President Barack Obama has just declared that he has not contributed to the divisions that have sprung up in the country during his administration.  

I can’t believe he is uninformed.  He’s the president, for crying out loud.  Once a year, he even makes a big speech telling us what the State of the Union is.  So either he knows the score and is lying or else he’s just too stupid to understand what he’s done.

Here are just two examples of why I vote for the former.

JOBS:

President Obama has boasted that the 2009 trillion dollar stimulus solved the unemployment crisis. Uhhhhhhhhhhhh … no.

The ranks of the “want a job but can’t find one” has risen to a whopping 15% under his administration.  Five percent is considered normal for a healthy economy.

This graphic shows the percent of Americans employed during the Bush and the Obama years.  It paints a very clear picture of the utter failure Obama has been on job creation.

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SPENDING:

Candidate Obama criticized Bush spending, likening it to treason and promising to “take a scalpel” to the national budget to reduce spending.  But as soon as he got into office, he increased deficit spending.

During Bush’s years in office, the national debt increased by a little less than $6 Trillion. By the time Obama leaves office, it will be $8 Trillion higher than when he entered office, bringing us to an unprecedented and crushing $20 Trillion debt level.

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As for “not” dividing us, puhleeze.  At every turn, he has accused whites, police, and the justice system of oppressing minorities, perpetuated the oft-debunked gender pay gap which he, surprise NOT, blames on discrimination, and declared that Christians are homophobes, but that Islamic radicals, who actually murder gays, are peace-loving and godly people who are just fed up with all the discrimination.

I count the rise of the Tea Party, the collapse of the Democratic Party, the ever growing public awareness of MSM bias, and the election of Donald Trump as President Obama’s chief accomplishments. 

Sources:
uschronicle.com/video-huh-obama-declares-certainly-not-contributed-dividing-country/#
usdebtclock.org/
thebalance.com/us-debt-by-president-by-dollar-and-percent-3306296
thefederalist.com/2016/07/13/how-obama-left-us-more-racially-divided-than-ever/

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Happy Labor Day

Labor Day – Burgers, Brats and Bolshevism

In 1882 a couple of socialist cats named Matthew Maguire and Peter McGuire, both members of the Socialist Labor Party, proposed an official workers’ holiday in New York to be called “Labor Day.” Both men were also active in their respective labor unions, with Maguire belonging to the International Association of Machinists and Peter McGuire general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. (Busy little pinkos, weren’t they?)
As the popularity of New York’s Labor Day gained momentum in urban centers across the U.S., President Grover Cleveland (yes, a Democrat) signed legislation in June of 1894 declaring Labor Day a national holiday to be held, like New York’s own, the first Monday of every September.
He was not re-elected.

Kudos to those who have managed to remain gainfully employed in spite of Exalted Ruler’s best efforts to draw deep divisions between the haves (them) and the have-nots (us). The press never mentions that the GDP has not seen 3% growth in the 8 years he’s been dismantling the country. Right now it’s growing at an anemic 1-1/2%. Not even during the depths of the Great Depression has economic growth been that slow. He crows about “56 straight months of job gains.” His economy adds 100,000 new minimum wage jobs while 400,000 good-paying full-time jobs disappear. His Obamacare mandates have played a huge role in reducing the work force as employers cut hours to avoid Dear Reader’s onerous taxes.

STILL, THE BAND PLAYED ON:
Labor Secretary: America Is Approaching Full Employment

Perez was asked on CNBC how he felt about the recently released jobs numbers, which showed the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent from July to August while 94,391,000 Americans are not participating in the labor force.

94,391,000 Americans Out of the Labor Force in August

The national unemployment rate also remained unchanged at 4.9 percent, as the United States economy added only 151,000 jobs.

THE ONLY SEGMENT OF THE ECONOMY THAT GREW WAS PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS — UNION CARD-CARRYING, DEMOCRAT SUPPORTING JOBS.

Record High Number of Foreign-Born Workers Employed in U.S.
Number of native-born workers declined over the month

Last month was the first time that the number of foreign-born workers exceeded 26 million. There were 25,984,000 foreign-born workers who had a job in July, and in August that number jumped to 26,134,000, an increase of 240,000.
According to the bureau, a foreign-born person is one who resides in the United States but who was born outside the country. Undocumented immigrants and refugees may be included in the data set, since the bureau does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants.
There were 126,453,000 native-born workers employed in July, and in August, that number dropped to 125,670,000, a one-month decline of 783,000.
The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers is also lower for foreign-born workers. In August, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for foreign-born workers and 5.1 percent for native-born workers.

Police Union Tells Chicago Cops To Avoid Overtime Over Labor Day Weekend, Spend Time With Their Families

The union says the move is meant to give officers more time with their families, but some critics see it as a way for police to make a point at the expense of the people living in violent neighborhoods.
LET THEM SHOOT EACH OTHER… THE MORE THE MERRIER.

Chicago Passes 2015 Murder Total With 4 Months Left In 2016
Chicago ticked past a pair of grim milestones as August passed into September. Chicago Police said 90 people were murdered in the city in August. A few hours into Sept. 1, the total number of murders in 2016 reached 469, exceeding the tally for all of last year.

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