Washington Post misrepresents Labor Force Participation Rate, Unemployment rate blamed on Baby Boomers, Selective quoting, Post receives 4 Orwells

Washington Post misrepresents Labor Force Participation Rate, Unemployment rate blamed on Baby Boomers, Selective quoting, Post receives 4 Orwells

“The United States economy has lost more jobs than it has added since the recovery began over a year ago.”…NY Times Sept. 20, 2010.

“the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”…George Orwell, “1984”

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

The Washington Post on May 4, 2012 posted a very misleading article titled “The incredible shrinking labor force.” Is this another example of sloppy or biased journalism or both?

First the graph they presented with a source given of Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The verbage in the top right corner looked suspicious, “As the most recent recession hits the workforce, larger numbers of baby boomers begin to retire.” Yesterday I called the Bureau of Labor Statistics and discovered that they had not placed those words there. It was the work of the Washington Post.

So why did the Post superimpose that wording about baby boomers on the graph?

From the article.

“In April, the U.S. economy added a mere 115,000 jobs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday. In a normal month, that would not even be enough to keep up with new entrants into the labor market. But in this economy, it was enough to drive unemployment from 8.2 percent down to 8.1 percent, the lowest point since January 2009.

The explanation is a little-watched measure known as the “labor force participation rate.” That tracks the number of working-age Americans who are holding a job or looking for one. Between March and April, it dropped by 342,000. But because the official unemployment rate counts only those workers who are actively seeking work, that actually made the unemployment rate go down.

Critics of the Obama administration have been quick to seize on this as the real reason for the falling unemployment rate. In February, the Republican National Committee released a research note on “The Missing Worker,” arguing that “over 3 million unemployed workers have called it quits due to Obamanomics.”

Economists say the story is considerably more complicated. For one thing, the trend predates President Obama. And while part of the story is clearly that the labor force is shrinking because the bad economy is driving workers out, another significant factor is that baby boomers are beginning to retire early — a trend that has worrying implications for future growth.”
“But a number of economists are arguing that the recession is distracting people from the real story — long-run demographic trends that have nothing to do with the current economy. Baby boomers are starting to retire en masse, which means that there are fewer eligible American workers.”

“But since 2000, the labor force rate has been steadily declining as the baby-boom generation has been retiring. Because of this, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago expects the labor force participation rate to be lower in 2020 than it is today, regardless of how well the economy does.”

“But the other 65 percent are people who have left the labor force and do not want a job. The biggest chunk of that group seems to be composed of baby boomers, those 55 and older, who have decided to retire early.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/the-incredible-shrinking-labor-force/2012/05/04/gIQANXAy1T_blog.html?hpid=z1

There are some truths, half truths and lies mixed together in this article. Apparently the government does expect the aging baby boomers to impact job numbers more by 2020.

However, the article was crafted to give the impression that baby boomers are a big reason for the declining Labor Force Participation Rate now.

Two government sources reveal that is false.

From the Congressional Budget Office January 2012.

“Participation in the Labor Force. The unemployment rate would be even higher than it is now had participation in the labor force not declined as much as it has over the past few years. The rate of participation in the labor force fell from 66 percent in 2007 to an average of 64 percent in the second half of 2011, an unusually large decline over so short a time. About a third of that decline reflects factors other than the downturn, such as the aging of the baby-boom generation. But even with those factors removed, the estimated decline in that rate during the past four years is larger than has been typical of past
downturns, even after accounting for the greater severity of this downturn. Had that portion of the decline in the labor force participation rate since 2007 that is attributable to neither the aging of the baby boomers nor the downturn in the business cycle (on the basis of the experience in previous downturns) not occurred, the unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2011 would have been about 1¼ percentage points higher than the actual rate of 8.7 percent.”

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/01-31-2012_Outlook.pdf

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics January 2012.

Monthly Labor Review, Employment Outlook 2012 – 2012.

“In contrast to the factors exerting downward pressure on labor force participation rates, at least two factors have been responsible for strengthening the rates, although not enough to offset the factors pulling them down:

The labor force participation rate of the 55-years-and-older age group has increased considerably since 1996. In 2000, the rate was 32.4 percent; a decade later, in 2010, it had risen significantly, to 40.2 percent. (See table 3.) BLS projects that the labor force participation rate of those 55 years and older will reach 43.0 percent in 2020. The continued gradual increase in the labor force participation rate of this age group, multiplied by the sheer number of baby boomers in the group, is expected to partially compensate for the multiple other factors pushing the rate to lower levels and is expected to keep it from declining even further in the future.”

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2012/01/mlr201201.pdf

For this sloppy and/or misleading article, the Washington Post receives 4 Orwells.

110 responses to “Washington Post misrepresents Labor Force Participation Rate, Unemployment rate blamed on Baby Boomers, Selective quoting, Post receives 4 Orwells

  1. Free Speech

    Sheppard Smith needs to join Rachal Maddow over on the MetroSexual msnbc news network. He crossed the line with his editorial today.

  2. Free Speech

    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread814315/pg1

    My favorite Anchor on Fox News is not looking too well these days. Fox News’ Shepard Smith is a well known gay man and is said to frequent gay bars in his free time. Would this have anything to do with his poor looks, weight loss? Rumors circling the internet are speculating that the 48 year old has AIDS.

    If Shep has AIDS it is a dilemma for FNC. Because of their anti-gay stance would they hide this? Shep is also slowly being replaced by beauty Harris Faulkner who is appearing a lot more on FNC due to Sheps recurring absences.

  3. Obama’s ‘new’ stand on gay marriage is a red herring to keep us from discussing him being the worst President in America’s history…

  4. Free Speech

    Bessie | May 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm |

    Obama’s ‘new’ stand on gay marriage is a red herring to keep us from discussing him being the worst President in America’s history…
    ————————————————————————————–
    It may be more than that if this poll is correct:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/147662/first-time-majority-americans-favor-legal-gay-marriage.aspx

    For First Time, Majority of Americans Favor Legal Gay Marriage

  5. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/31025318/detail.html

    Good thing this teenager wasn’t on a cross Country flight.

  6. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Obama coming out today FOR gay marriage when the bulk of the Country is passing Amendment after Amendment supporting that marriage is between a man and a woman, seems a bit strange, but I believe there is a reason for it.

    I believe that the turnout this year will be historic lows because the Republicans are not putting out an “exciting” candidate.

    Because of this, Obama is trying to motivate gays to vote.

    It may just work.

  7. The sqeaky wheel gets the grease.

  8. Justice Dept. Plans to Sue Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/justice-dept-plans-sue-ariz-sheriff-arpaio-16314952#.T6rqt-iJcgo

    PHOENIX May 10, 2012 (AP)

    Federal authorities say they intend to file a lawsuit against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department over allegations of civil rights violations.

    The U.S. Justice Department sent a letter dated Wednesday to lawyers for the Maricopa County sheriff, giving his office “notice of intent to file civil action.”

    Ross D. Franklin/APMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens to… View Full Size Ross D. Franklin/APMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio listens to one of his attorneys during a news conference, April 3, 2012, in Phoenix.
    Justice Department Investigates Immigration Law Watch Video
    ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Watch Video
    Lawsuit Targets ‘America’s Toughest Sherriff’ Watch Video
    Arpaio’s office has been accused of racially profiling Latinos, basing immigration patrols on racially-charged citizen complaints that didn’t allege crimes and punishing Hispanic jail inmates for speaking Spanish.

    The DOJ also has accused Arpaio of having a culture of disregard for basic constitutional rights.

  9. Free Speech

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/after-gay-marriage-ban-16k-sign-petition-to-move-dnc-convention-out-of-north-carolina/

    “On May 8th, the people of North Carolina voted in support of Amendment One, a constitutional amendment that discriminates against LGBT people, couples & their families,” the petition states. “In protest, the Democratic National Convention Committee should MOVE its convention (September 2012) to a state that upholds values of equality & liberty, and which treats ALL citizens equally.”

  10. Free Speech

    The revolt by bo’s gay financial backers and this gay convention boycott is a huge problem for bo.

  11. So, if marriage is to be defined/determined by the states (as Obama proposes) then why the hell can’t each state decide to opt in or out of Obamacare and uphold their own immigration policies. He CANNOT have it all both ways.

  12. Free Speech

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-obama-gay-marriage-risks-20120509,0,255345.story

    Obama’s decision unleashed fresh excitement among gay and lesbian donors, already one of the largest sources of campaign money for the president’s reelection.

    “Today has focused attention and enthusiasm in an almost cathartic way,” Andrew Tobias, treasurer of the Democratic National Committee and a top gay bundler for Obama, told Joseph Tanfani of the Tribune Washington bureau. “Within minutes, people were calling with their credit cards. They’re thrilled.”

  13. Free Speech

    The Republican Super Pacs are making a huge mistake if they don’t start running ads exposing bo as a homosexual on the down low.

  14. Law-enforcement officials in California are now speaking out on the mysterious death of one of their own forensic technicians who died the day autopsy results were released for conservative powerhouse Andrew Breitbart.

    WND has an exclusive interview with the coroner’s spokesman in Los Angeles with the latest …

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/coroners-office-speaks-on-breitbart-mystery/

  15. Rush Questions Obama’s Social Security Number

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/rush-questions-obamas-social-security-number/?utm_source=Western+Journalism&utm_campaign=0f1c702892-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

    It’s nice to see a prominent conservative give this matter some attention. The talk about the social security number is about five-and-a-half minutes in.

    I think Rush had tongue in cheek re: his comments about the BC and “even Trump being satisfied with it”!!

  16. Free Speech

    32 States including Florida, NC. Virginia,Ohio, Michigan, MN, CO and NV have banned same sex marriage. So bo’s coming out of the closet will not help him get re-elected.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_constitutional_amendments_banning_same-sex_unions_by_type

  17. They are trying to say the technician had nothing to do with the Breitbart case. He was one of 17 in the clinic. But it appears he was murdered. So one has to wonder. What did he come across, whether he was on the case or not? He worked in the same clinic. I read it was leaked that arsenic poisoning is suspected, but the authorities are trying to hush it all up.

  18. Free Speech

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/09/gay-marriage-rivals-see-gains-from-obama-remarks212477/

    Opponents of gay marriage depicted Obama as bowing to gay-rights pressure, and predicted his new stance on marriage would jeopardize his re-election chances.

    “President Obama has now made the definition of marriage a defining issue in the presidential contest, especially in swing states like Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Nevada,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.

    In Ohio, the head of a conservative group that approved such an amendment in 2004, predicted a backlash that would hurt Obama.

    “He’s going to lose Ohio and he’s going to lose all the states that are huge on this issue,” said Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values. He advised Obama’s presumptive Republican rival, Mitt Romney, to seize on the issue and campaign hard against gay marriage.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/09/gay-marriage-rivals-see-gains-from-obama-remarks212477/#ixzz1uQ6MbD71

  19. Free Speech

    bo came out of the closet for gay marriage because he is getting desperate for campaign cash and his gay donors were withholding their support, but it will cost him big time in November.

    The Republican Super Pacs need to out bo as a Homosexual now.

  20. Perhaps: Obama has been threatened — do this OR be ‘outed’.

    What evidence exists? Probably plenty. Think about where the evidence might lead. His life of lies could unravel.

  21. Just wanted to get some feedback on this….I work for an American company (airline)…recently noticed documentation where all of the emergency equipment on the planes is stated to meet mandated UN standards….? Since when does the UN dictate the standards….?

  22. bob strauss

    A story about Obama’s murdered gay lover, Donald Young, might be timely about now, along with a story about his visits to the gay man’s club in Chicago.

    This guy is sickening, and I am wearing out my mute button on his speeches.

  23. bob strauss

    kwajcat | May 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm |

    Just wanted to get some feedback on this….I work for an American company (airline)…recently noticed documentation where all of the emergency equipment on the planes is stated to meet mandated UN standards….? Since when does the UN dictate the standards….?
    ********************************************
    Since Obama donated our FAA to the foreigners.

    Anybody had enough of this traitor yet?

    Our stupid congressmen would rather go down in flames like Senator Lugar of Indiana, than defend the Constitution against this usurper.

  24. Free Speech

    GORDO | May 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm |

    Yes, remember Monica Lewinsky’s Blue Dress. No telling how many of bo’s Homosexual partners have stashed away his semen. How could bo explain another man having his semen?

  25. Free Speech

    bob strauss | May 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm |

    A story about Obama’s murdered gay lover, Donald Young, might be timely about now, along with a story about his visits to the gay man’s club in Chicago.

    This guy is sickening, and I am wearing out my mute button on his speeches.
    ————————————————
    I know the feeling. The sound of bo’s voice makes me want to vomit.

  26. GORDO | May 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
    Perhaps: Obama has been threatened — do this OR be ‘outed’.
    ****************************
    That is a very good possibility. (a form of blackmail, in other words)

  27. bob strauss

    FS,
    All lies, not worth listening to him. Taquiya, Taquiya, Taquiya.

  28. Jack Cashill:

    “Maraniss got every critical detail wrong. Dunham visited Seattle in the summer of 1961, not 1962. She stayed and enrolled at the University of Washington. She had no idea Obama Sr. would head for Harvard a year later. She never went to Cambridge. She told her friends she was headed for Kenya in any case. She never saw her friends again.

    Rare is it that a reporter gets to make so consequential an error, if an error it was. What Maraniss did was to create the illusion that Obama Sr. and Dunham Sr. spent a year together, long enough to share their improbable love and their abiding faith in America. In short, he preserved the fiction on which Obama had built his campaign.

    Next month, Maraniss’s much-discussed new book, “Obama: The Story,” debuts. I am hoping Maraniss corrects the record, but given his track record, we can take at face value nothing Maraniss says about Obama not even his story of the missing girlfriends.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/how-the-washington-post-threw-2008-election/

  29. Dean M. | May 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm |

    Hi Dean,

    Cormier was a photographer. What did he see? Something he wasn’t supposed to see?

    I’m convinced that anyone working in the M.E.’s office *had* to have some connection to Breitbart’s autopsy/Tox reports; this was too big to leave to only a select few.

    Trying to make a few connections right now….

  30. Thank you, Bob Strauss 8:24 pm !

  31. truthbetold11

    the man of many faces

  32. Our first Black and now Homosexual Radical advocate / pResident.
    Speechless….

  33. Free Speech

    Pat 1789 | May 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm |

    Our first Black and now Homosexual Radical advocate / pResident.

    ————————————–
    Although bo is technically a BiRacial BiSexual, he is definitely more Homosexual than he is Black.

  34. Free Speech

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/02/shepard-smith-calls-chene_n_210498.html

    Shepard Smith Calls Cheney’s Gay Marriage Stance A “Cop Out”

  35. Free Speech | May 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
    President Obama says Sasha and Malia influenced his stance on same-sex marriage
    ***********************************

    It was his daughters who influenced him? Perhaps it was this statement Romney made this past weekend, which he repeated again today:
    “My view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman. That’s my own preference, and I know other people have differing views. This is a very tender and sensitive topic. It’s best left up to the States. I’ve had the same view since running for office”

  36. Good Morning CW et. al. Romney needs to not get taken in with the gay marriage debate. The Tea Party was started as a reaction to the dire fiscal situation and the Constitution. I would suggest Romney take the position that the government (Fed, State, etc.) should not be involved and leave it as a matter for the various churches. My wife listens to NPR every morning and that’s all they are talking about this morning.

    Obama is always just playing the politics of it. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/09/obama-was-for-same-sex-marriage-before-he-was-against-it

    The following is from an early article and I would urge this as a possible position for Romney. It is defensible Constitutionally.

    ….
    Why in the world is the government, any government, state or federal, in the business of sanctifying or recognizing any marriage? It has always been clear to me that when government makes it possible for people who are “married” to have benefits and rights (social security or medical decision making) different from “non-married” people, it is a violation of both the equal protection clause (14th Amendment to the Constitution) and the prohibition respecting the establishment of religion (1st Amendment to the Constitution).

    Social Security benefits accruing to surviving spouses are probably the main reason people are upset about the federal government not recognizing gay marriage in general. I agree completely that gay and single couples both have a legitimate right to be upset. Where does the idea and definition of marriage come from? It comes from the church. (Particularly churches of the Judea/Christian tradition.)

    In this country, the Christian church’s biblical interpretation that marriage is only between one man and one woman is engrained in literature and history as the rule. However today, there are churches that recognize and perform marriages between couples of the same sex, transgender persons, and even between a man and a woman. So, when official government process bestows benefits to those individuals who are in “traditional marriages”, the definition of which was establish by the Judea/Christian beliefs, there is clearly a preference being made for one religion’s or church’s definition of marriage over those found in other religions or churches.

    When government goes down the “we benefit you, but not you” path; it sure seems like government is either involved in establishing a particular religion or government is not providing equal protection and opportunity for “single” individuals who wish to consolidate and share their resources as “partners” or “significant others” the same as “traditionally married” people. Government should either benefit people equally or don’t benefit anyone….

  37. The planned re-election of Obama, revolutionary style

    The Obama administration, including his czars and along with his closest Progressive supporters, are planning a manufactured insurgency against America.

    http://homelandsecurityus.com/archives/5923

  38. http://news.yahoo.com/justice-dept-plans-sue-arizona-sheriff-arpaio-015945414.html

    Good Morning All; the attached is an AP article/hit-job about Sheriff Joe in trouble with the DOJ…the interesting part is they make no mention of the Sheriffs forgery findings??? but if you read the comments section attached to the article, everyone is on the side of the Sheriff. WND also has an update.

  39. Such a sick and self absorbed society we have when people scream up and down about their rights to watch porn and have gay marriage. It is time for a Mormon president.

  40. Is this election about sex or jobs? So far the liberals and libertarians are demanding that the Constitution be interpreted to allow them to have free Viagra, free contraception, gay marriage and all the Internet porn they want. It is anything, but the real issues which are the economy, low taxes, jobs and a strong America. And we are all RINO’s and dumb if we do not give them all the liberty they want to be as perverted as they want. They should move to France.

  41. Free Speech

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/rush-limbaugh-obama-is-leading-war-on-traditional-marriage/

    Rush Limbaugh: Obama Is Leading ‘War On Traditional Marriage’

  42. Free Speech

    Gov Romney should not jump into the debate with bo on gay marriage.. He should leave it up to the Super Pacs to out bo as a Homosexual.

  43. Final thought for now, when you see who is in the media, you see why they focus on sexual issues. Shep, Anderson, Don Lemon, Maddow, Rosen, are all gay, and are controlling the spin.

  44. Free Speech

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/my-behalf_644310.html

    Mr. Obama actually did bare his soul unintentionally today (perhaps the Biden disease is catching) with his astonishing characterization of American fighting men and women, whom he referred to as “those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf.” Really?

    Most Americans thought they were fighting for the country, not on Barack Obama’s behalf. Slip of the tongue, to be sure, but can one think of another president who’d have made it? They are fighting under his command, under his orders, to be sure, but this particular locution is offensive and solipsistic.

  45. I sure have increased my vocabulary this year. Larry Sinclair has a good article up about the evolution on Obama on gay marriage etc.

    http://www.lsnewsgroup.com/2012/05/09/will-obama-come-out-next/

    My new word of the day comes from Larry’s article – “fag hag”

    …Sinclair News can say with authority that Genevieve Cook (Left with Obama) as represented in the promotional excerpts for Maranisses book, fits the exact definition of what those of us in Dorthy’s house calls a “Fag Hag.” For those who are not familiar with what a “Fag Hag” is allow us to explain. A ‘fag hag’ is a female who is in love with a gay male with full knowledge the man is gay and not interested in returning any of the admiration, affection or lust that the woman holds. In most cases ‘fag hag’s’ are used by the completely uninterested gay man for position, status, financial support, etc as long as the ‘fag hag’ is in the position to provide some benefit to the man. If the Mainstream Media and the Obama camp are going to continue to mold and display Barack Obama in a different scene every-time things start getting rough then Sinclair News will continue to call that very media and Administration out. The truth will prevail and Sinclair News is certain they will land on the side of the TRUTH when all is said and done. While there is nothing wrong with Barack Obama being bisexual or having engaged in man-on-man sexual acts; there is everything wrong with Obama and the Mainstream Media lying and continuing to lie or refuse to address the matter. The American voter has every right to know the TRUTH and facts about any President or any candidate running for President. There are still very important questions which the media must ask Obama about, including what was Obama’s relationship with the murdered Donald Young?…

  46. jacqlynsmith

    Whistleblower…

    Banking Giant HSBC is a “Criminal Enterprise”

    By Jerome R. Corsi – May 8, 2012

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/banking-giant-hsbc-a-criminal-enterprise/

  47. bob strauss

    May 8, 2012www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/08/gop-newsletter-in-virginia-advocates-for-armed-rebellion-if-the-american-people-re-elect-president-obama/


  48. Dr. Ron Paul on FOX Business News with Neil Cavuto – May 9th, 2012

  49. bob strauss

    Orly Taitz: Joe Arpaio Arresting Obama Forger this Fall

    “[Arpaio]might make his move very close to the election in announcing the arrest of a suspect in forgeries.

    […] Timing will be crucial not just for the Presidency, but also for the Senate, or even more so for the Senate.

    […] If it explodes close enough to the election, it might cost the Democrats not only the Presidency, but also as many as 12 senatorial seats.” – Orly Taitz [link]
    Posted by Birther Headlines at 3:30 PM

  50. Free Speech

    zachjonesishome | May 10, 2012 at 9:58 am |

    While there is nothing wrong with Barack Obama being bisexual or having engaged in man-on-man sexual acts; there is everything wrong with Obama and the Mainstream Media lying and continuing to lie or refuse to address the matter. The American voter has every right to know the TRUTH and facts about any President or any candidate running for President. There are still very important questions which the media must ask Obama about, including what was Obama’s relationship with the murdered Donald Young?…
    ————————————————————
    I agree with Mr. Sinclair. bo’s dishonesty about his Homosexuality and crimes including the murder of Mr. Young are the issues that the Republican Pacs should focus on.

  51. I tried for three hours to post information I came upon yesterday evening on here. Each time I would get the information typed and I hit the “post comment” button, the information would disappear and not post.

    I thought something may be wrong with my computer ..so I am testing now to see if all is ok..if so, I will post.

  52. OK looks like I’m in business…so I will send

  53. Free Speech

    Right after bo called Putin to congratulate him, Putin slaps him in the face showing that he has no respect whatsoever for bo.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/09/putin-opts-out-g-8-summit-cancels-meeting-with-obama/

    WASHINGTON – Just days after reclaiming the Russian presidency, Vladimir Putin has canceled his planned visit to the United States, where he’d been scheduled to attend a major economic summit and meet with President Obama.

    The White House confirmed in a statement late Wednesday that Putin told Obama on a phone call he’d be sending Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in his place. Putin claimed he was too busy finalizing cabinet appointments to make the May 18-19 G-8 Summit at Camp David. Yet the Obama administration had moved the gathering to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland from the planned venue in Chicago partly to accommodate Putin.

    Whether or not the schedule change marked an intentional snub, the let-down comes less than a week after the nation’s military chief of staff warned that Russia would consider preemptive strikes, if a dispute with the United States over a Europe-based missile defense system worsens.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/09/putin-opts-out-g-8-summit-cancels-meeting-with-obama/#ixzz1uTeTyTRt

  54. Very Encouraging Group of African Americans for Ron Paul

    This man tells in a frank and straightforward way why he will energetically opose the Obama campaign or anyone from using racial demagoguery and class warfare to intimidate the electorate. He articulates Ron Paul’s oppostion to certain aspects of the 1964 civil rights act quite well. He has formed a new group to advance the liberty message to all people. This was so encouraging to watch. I hope you will also be encouraged. It is a little long, but well worth watching in its entirety when you have time.

  55. citizenwells

    RMinNC.
    Interesting.

  56. I really can’t understand why everybody seems so surprised that Soetoro supports anything,and everything from HOMOSEXUALS……..this is (in case you don’t know)……..because according to Larry Sinclair Soetoro is HIMSELF a HOMOSEXUAL. Obviously a hell of a lot of his supporters can’t bring themselves to LOOK AT THE TRUTH. They live in their little LA LA fantasylands, where up is down,and LIES ARE TRUTH.

  57. Zach……………..
    Sounds to me like a “FAG HAG” would be a VERY DERANGED ……SHEMALE.

  58. Free Speech

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/10/black-voters-in-nc-supported-amendment-one-by-2-1-margin/

    African-Americans voted 2-1 in favor of the North Carolina amendment banning gay marriage Tuesday, but the White House is betting that black voters there and beyond will stick with the president, despite broad resistance to legalization.

    While there’s faith that African-Americans will turn out strong at the polls to protect Obama’s legacy, pollsters point out that while opposition to same-sex marriages has fallen in the black community, it’s still just a point shy of 50 percent — enough to affect black turnout, at least theoretically, in an election where every vote will matter.

    Obama’s statement rocked the political world. But it also underscored a widely-held belief that African-American voters are closer to Republicans than Democrats when it comes to gay marriage.

    That’s a big problem for Obama in North Carolina, because as Politico’s Joseph Williams points out, African-American turnout was key in winning the state for Obama in 2008. Obama only won by 14,000 votes in that race, and so even a small level of dropoff in voter turnout in this demographic would be deadly to Team Obama’s hopes to retain North Carolina.

  59. BIG update From Ron Paul!

  60. Observer Ref 6:57PM May 9
    Let the DOJ sue to their heart’s content. This tells just how desparate the upper echelons of the DOJ are. When they try to sue a person like Arpiao they better have their facts straight. All he will need to do is bring the certified evidence to court and make sure that the entire trial becomes PUBLIC INFORMATION. The DOJ KNOTHEADS will FAIL MISERABLY when they are confronted with CERTIFIED evidence. The SNOTNOSED HOMOSEXUAL little WORDSMITHS will NOT be able to REWORD that ONE. When the DOJ fails they will at the same time and by their own behavior PROOVE Arpiao’s evidence. Then lets see what they do with the PROVEN facts……ANYBODY CAN SUE,……..BUT FEW CAN SUE AND WIN AGAINST ARPIAO.

  61. Again, the article I am trying to post will not post…for some reason it scrubs itself….I will type it out and try again…

    I think this is important stuff…

  62. FS…………………….
    Soetoro has ALREADY been OUTED as a homosexual. What do you think Sinclair’s book was about? I am sure that he sold all of the original printing,and perhaps additional printings as well. I was a purchaser of the book, and after reading it passed it on as quickly as possible. I did not want such a book in my library.Given the fact that the original printing was about two years hence,I would suspect that those who purchased one of the original printing have by now passed the book on to a very broad range of other interested readers as well. Further I would guess that there is already a sizeable cross section of our voters who DO INDEED know ALL ABOUT Soetoro’s homosexuality, and they will register their thoughts in November at the polls.

  63. CW………………Ref 11:27 AM
    Once again the MODERATION wizard has struck me. Perhaps you will see fit to strike down the moderation. Thanks.

  64. cw

    Also when I clicked in on the Comments I was sent to links to the Washington Post….etc. I hit ‘refresh’ button and I was brought back here on the comments! hmmm

  65. RMINNC………………
    I would like to offer a suggestion if I may. Regarding the failure to enter a comment. I have in the past encountered such a problem…..All I did was “RESTART” my computer and VOILA!!!! problem GONE.

  66. Free Speech

    http://www.wilmingtonjournal.com/news/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=113556&sID=4&ItemSource=L

    Interestingly, unlike most other public referendums, Amendment One crossed partisan lines, with over forty percent of Democrats supporting the gay marriage ban.

    Much of that Democratic vote in favor was from African-Americans, who traditionally hold a religious bias against homosexuality and the gay lifestyle.

    if the final numbers hold true that a significant portion of the Democratic African-American vote Tuesday went for Amendment One, that could fracture that coalition with white progressives, and weaken Obama’s support.

    That plan follows the script found in papers uncovered in a Maine federal District Court several weeks ago, belonging to the National Organization for Marriage, a conservative group that had been found plotting since 2009 how to cripple Obama’s black-gay community voting coalition.

    In the end, white Christian conservatives and black Christian moderates and liberals joined forces to pass the controversial amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

  67. oldsalt79 | May 10, 2012 at 10:52 am | | Edit

    Zach……………..
    Sounds to me like a “FAG HAG” would be a VERY DERANGED ……SHEMALE.
    ——————-

    oldsalt79 you can imagine the new terms I learned when I posted the story about Egypt allowing men to have sex with dead wives at militarytimes. Nasty things that I had to look up at urban dictionary.

  68. ……….guess what! Reagan Democrats are back. I personally believe that they are back in DROVES. It was easy to see how LUGAR was defeated. It was at the hands of the REAGAN Dems in Indiana. They have had all that they can take from Mr. Lugar………Soetoro’s favorite Republican. Now all we have to do is make sure that Mourdock does what he was elected to do. Time will tell. This was only a primary. This defeat is also a specter of things to come…..very soon,and might even be an excellent measuringt device to apply to the general election in November. The Reagan DEMS definitely have a mind of their OWN.

  69. On May 8, 2012, John Moore, a radio host on the republicbroadcasting.org posted an audio concerning Russian SPETNAZ soldiers coming to America in large numbers within the next 7 months.

    John Moore is a former Intelligence Officers in the US Army, a former Green Beret, and a former cop of the Dragnet type . Mr. Moore has contacts and sources within the CIA. Mr Moore’s information is usually highly accurate and dependable. The following information was taken from a website called; the Liberty man.

    Mr. Moore stated on the 8th of May 2012, that between 30,000 and 100,000 Russian Spetnaz soldiers are scheduled to come to America within the next 7 months ( that should place boots on the ground in America sometime in November or early December).

    No purpose or reason was given but it is assumed they will train in anti-terrorist tactics.

    Such an alarmingly large numbers of foreign soldiers on American soil should send up all kinds of smoke signals.

    (1) Who was the traitor or traitors who authorized this large influx of foreign soldiers on American soil, and why?

    It is known through confirmed DoD sources that supposedly only 20 Spetnez soldiers will be in training at Fort Carson, CO between 21 and 25 May 2012. They will be training in anti-terrorism exercises. Supposedly their target will be the CIA operations at the Denver International Airport. Could this be an advance party for a larger group of Russian special forces to come later?

    (2) Rumors of civil unrest have been reported on the main stream media and through the internet for some time. FEMA has now admitted internment camp locations across America. Could these 30,000 to 100,000 Russian special forces have something to do with that?

    (3) We, you and I, have seen on YouTube the large number of plastic caskets which have been located in different states across America. We have also see on YouTube the vacated army bases that are being upgraded for some reason.

    (4) It has been confirmed recently the orders of Department of Homeland Security for millions of rounds of military grade ammunition, and the stockpiling of emergency rations, etc. All this without explanation.

    (5) I did a search this morning on the Russian SPETSNEZ forces and the results were alarming. The are brutal in their training, often having many fatalities in training. They are just as brutal and ruthless in the execution of their mission orders. A search on YouTube will give you some idea of their capabilities.

    Bottom line:
    If Mr. Moore’s article is true, then all the pieces of the puzzle will have come together, and we will have the answers for all our unanswered questions.

    I am not one to become alarmed very easily, but this information has me somewhat concerned. If true, then surely a RED DAWN day is coming to America soon.

    I hope my computer will get this message through. I have tried very hard for 2 days to publish.

  70. Thanks be to God…it finally accepted.

  71. Thanks Old Salt….I tried that several times last night and again this morning.

  72. citizenwells

    Free Speech.
    Some of the truest religious people I encounter are people of color.

  73. I will take a short break and be back soon…wife needs help…..I will try to answer all questions on my last post….hope I haven’t started a revolution with it !

  74. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Anyone seen this yet. Just what we needed!

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76142.html

  75. The “Anyone but Obama” Mentality and Why It Is Destroying our Political Process!
    Submitted by principle_first on Thu, 05/10/2012 – 09:33
    in
    Ron Paul 2012
    I do not support a second term for Barack Obama. With that said, I want to comment on this “anyone but Obama” mentality that seems to be a popular campaign slogan for the Republican party. I have a lot of beef with this. It is not because I don’t agree that Obama is steering this country in the wrong direction. It is because I don’t believe that any Republican would be better than him. This kind of logic says – at least to me – that the Republican party is the answer. I have no faith in any party and this logic only strengthens the two party system which I despise greatly. “Anyone but Obama” is an ambiguous statement that has no meaning to me. I don’t want just anyone. I want a president with principles and who respects our individual liberties.

    People need to question their allegiances to their parties. The Democrat/Republican seesaw that has been our political process for over a century is a problem that has been destroying this country from the inside out. I’m no scholar when it comes to history but you might benefit from reading George Washington’s farewell address. He speaks about the growing influence of political parties in detail. He argues that political parties must be restrained in a popularly elected government because of their tendency to distract the government from their duties, create unfounded jealousies among groups and regions, raise false alarms amongst the people, promote riots and insurrection, and provide foreign nations and interests access to the government where they can impose their will upon the country (Wikipedia “George Washington’s Farewell Address”). This is coming from the first president of the United States. Wake up people! Something has got to change! We can no longer ‘hope’ for it or it will never come!

    http://www.dailypaul.com/232329/the-anyone-but-obama-mentality-and-why-it-is-destroying-our-political-process#comments

  76. Zach………………
    What does all of that say for the PRACTITIONERS of such a DERANGED ACT. Such a person would have to be LESS than an animal.

  77. Seaque………………
    I understand your feelings. But we have found ourselves at a precipous if you will. What is happening is that many are willing to accept an evil to get rid of another evil. This is extremely an extremely dangerous way to to get rid of the evil at hand. But we have been dealt a card that has little to offer so we will first VOMIT then GO TO THE POLLS AND VOTE for ROMNEY if it will get rid of Soetoro. We made the same tradeoff withy the Congressional vote. It got us back the House. There is really no way left for those of us who do NOT WANT SOETORO FOR ANOTHER TERM. Just my opinion! No offense.

  78. Sorry for the errors just read around them!

  79. Free Speech

    citizenwells | May 10, 2012 at 11:59 am |

    Free Speech.
    Some of the truest religious people I encounter are people of color.
    ———————————————————-
    Same here. I have lived in the South (Atlanta, Mississippi & Nashville) most of my life. bo & his orbit of Northern Radicals, Gays and Racist Blacks are deluding themselves if they they think that bo’s Homosexuality will be accepted by Southern Black Christians.

    When I lived in Atlanta I had a good Black friend who was Gay. His Christian Black Family disowned him. The only friends he had in Atlanta were White. We appreciated him because of his intelligence and creative arts abilities, his Black Christian Family never associated with him.

    bo’s Homosexuality may help him in Blue States that he already has, but his Homosexuality will hurt him in the States like Virginia and North Carolina.

    I also lived in California. bo’s Homosexuality will also hurt him among the largely Catholic Hispanic population. Of course, bo will win in CA but his vote will be decreased to the extent that the Republican Super Pacs expose him as a Homosexual.

  80. RMINNC…………….
    I too would quickly question such an INVASION of foreign troops. This to me spells UN command and if the people of our country do not act quickly to repel the (UN ordered invasion) which is really what it is. This tells me that there is something really bad coming, which could be UN ordered occupation of the US and all Americans will end up under house arrest,or in internment camps,with Russian guards. Where have we seen ALL of this before? The only difference is that we are substitutes for the jews that Hitler murdered. It could be now beginning. Fortunately we have the Oathkeepers,and many other secret militias which will now have to unite and operate under one central command. If this would turn out to be the truth…..the die is ALREADY CAST. There is going to be CIVIL WAR. And hopefully the UN AND the UN GOON SQUAD will be sent packing with their tails between their legs. We don’t have much time if this is accurate! This should also tell you the extent to which the LIBERAL DEMOCRATS are prepared to go to bring a SOCIALIST government upon all Americans. The LIBERALS are some of the SICKEST BASTARDS ON EARTH,and I think they will PAY DEARLY for TRYING TO RAM THEIR BULLSHI# down the throats of FREEDOM LOVING CHRISTIANS.

  81. Free Speech

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/10/rubio-calls-obama-gay-marriage-announcement-a-distraction-from-economy-effort-to-divide/

    Rubio calls Obama gay marriage announcement a distraction from economy, effort to divide [AUDIO]

  82. Old Salt….I agree with you in all you say….a big storm is brewing…the question is: just HOW BIG.

  83. The reason our government has marriage laws and laws against sodomy, bigamy, and other perversions is because our foundation as a nation was based on Judeo-Christian principles, and its laws reflect those values.

    This is a sad day for America when its president and vice-president both reject the Defense of Marriage Act, which is presently the law of the land.

    First of all, we have in the past professed to be a nation of laws, so when the chief executive officer abandons that standard, what is next?

    Secondly, if marriage is allowed for gays, then the slippery slope begins. Already people like Attorney Jonathan Turley are advocating that polygamy be allowed. There will arise all sorts of court challenges for multiple types of relationships.

    Thirdly, one of the most important social reasons for the laws we now have is to protect the welfare of our children. Do we forget that, or are some only thinking of themselves and their so-called freedom?

    Fourthly, and this is the most important of all to me – Departure from traditional marriage between a man and a woman is an abomination to God (both Old and New Testaments of the Bible) and will result in judgment of a nation that follows that route:

    “Defile not you yourselves in any of these things; for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you.” Lev. 18:24

    “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 7.

  84. Old Salt…..FDR once said; NOTHING HAPPENS IN GOVERNMENT THAT ISN’T PLANNED AND REHEARSED…..

    I am not a big fan of FDR, but on this matter I would agree…..it’s all planned and now they are rehearsing.

  85. America’s Founding Was, Indeed, Based on Judeo-Christian Principles

    Read:
    http://www.fortwaynenews-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100209/EDITORIAL/2090340

  86. ~~~Tina | May 10, 2012 at 8:18 am | Is this election about sex or jobs? So far the liberals and libertarians are demanding that the Constitution be interpreted to allow them to have free Viagra, free contraception, gay marriage and all the Internet porn they want. It is anything, but the real issues which are the economy, low taxes, jobs and a strong America. And we are all RINO’s and dumb if we do not give them all the liberty they want to be as perverted as they want. They should move to France~~~

    And we wonder why countries make fun of us and speak of our ethics and lack of morals??
    Just witness the actions of our judicial and legislative branches and the headlines of our news agencies…no wonder.

  87. PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE!
    Subject: Sam Sewell Takes Us To School – Dr. Manning talks with Dr. Sewell
    Sam Sewell Takes Us To School – Dr. Manning talks with Dr. Sewell
    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/05/sam-sewell-takes-us-to-school-dr.html
    Double Click for full screen.

  88. Free Speech

    http://dailyrushbo.com/

    Watch Obama Make The Most Arrogant Statement In American Presidential History

  89. Free Speech

    http://www.coachisright.com/obamas-announcement-of-support-for-gay-marriage-shows-panic-leads-to-mistakes/

    Panic leads to mistakes.

    Barack Obama’s announcement of support for Gay “marriage” was not the result of a “heartfelt” search for “what is right for America.” It was the result of full blown panic and a search for what is best for Barack Obama that will be devastating in November. The huge 61/39 landslide loss Gay “marriage” took in North Carolina apparently set off a panic in Obama’s camp that “demanded” action.

    This brought about Obama’s tense “declaration” of support for Gay “marriage” something that directly contradicts what he said about the issue in 2008.

    More than this, it has made raising enthusiasm to vote among African Americans harder by a wide margin. For Obama the low energy level among his natural base was troublesome until 3 PM Wednesday. Three minutes later that “troublesome” problem exploded into a raging fire that will require time and energy to put out – time and energy he must spend elsewhere if he is to win. Working to pump up Black enthusiasm is not what Obama thought he would have to be doing with less than six months to Election Day.

    With African American enthusiasm to vote already at 48% (down 30 points since 2008) this was a lethal mistake for Obama.

    A 2010 Pew poll found overall Gay “marriage” approval lagged disapproval by just 6 pints (42/48), but among Blacks it was a lopsided 28/62 against the Gay position.

    Those who would fool themselves into believing the African American position is an outlier and not reflective of the real national sentiment on Gay “marriage” do so at their own peril. Notwithstanding the “happy face” news we are incessantly feed from a media eager lie, Gay “marriage” has lost 32 of 32 statewide votes on the issue.

  90. Free Speech

    bo jumped the Shark again with his “historic” support of Homosexual marriage.

  91. citizenwells

    RMinNC.
    I just found your earlier posts.
    They went to auto spam.

  92. RMinNC..send it to one of your contacts here–let them try to use it as a comment??

  93. thanks CW……

  94. bob strauss

    Free Speech | May 10, 2012 at 10:31 am |

    Right after bo called Putin to congratulate him, Putin slaps him in the face showing that he has no respect whatsoever for bo.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/09/putin-opts-out-g-8-summit-cancels-meeting-with-obama/

    WASHINGTON – Just days after reclaiming the Russian presidency, Vladimir Putin has canceled his planned visit to the United States, where he’d been scheduled to attend a major economic summit and meet with President Obama.

    The White House confirmed in a statement late Wednesday that Putin told Obama on a phone call he’d be sending Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in his place. Putin claimed he was too busy finalizing cabinet appointments to make the May 18-19 G-8 Summit at Camp David. Yet the Obama administration had moved the gathering to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland from the planned venue in Chicago partly to accommodate Putin.

    Whether or not the schedule change marked an intentional snub, the let-down comes less than a week after the nation’s military chief of staff warned that Russia would consider preemptive strikes, if a dispute with the United States over a Europe-based missile defense system worsens.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/09/putin-opts-out-g-8-summit-cancels-meeting-with-obama/#ixzz1uTeTyTRt
    *******************************************
    Putin reads Pravda and found out Obama is a usurper.

  95. Free Speech

    bob strauss | May 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm |

    LOL! but Putin didn’t have to read Pravda to find out that bo is a WIMP!

  96. bankroller

    Putin confiscated Dinglebarry’s real passport during the trip to Russia with Lugar in 2005.

  97. bankroller

    PREDICTION: After Obama loses the 2012 Election, he will divorce Moochelle and marry his true love and body man, Reggie Love.

  98. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Sam Sewell | May 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm –

    _____________________________________

    Very good job Sam. Especially about Rubio. I hope all here listen.

  99. HonorFirst

    Military training in the middle of Miami jolts residents out of bed

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/08/2789687/military-training-in-the-middle.html#storylink=cpy

  100. Free Speech

    bankroller | May 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm |

    PREDICTION: After Obama loses the 2012 Election, he will divorce Moochelle and marry his true love and body man, Reggie Love.
    ———————————————————–
    Yes bo is absolutely GIDDY over his LOVE of reggie LOVE. If bo were to paraphrase John Lennon, bo might sing, “reggie really done me. he done me good.”

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