Charlotte Observer hides unemployment facts, Greensboro News Record presents truth, Democrat Convention in Charlotte reason?, NC shrinking labor force

Charlotte Observer hides unemployment facts, Greensboro News Record presents truth, Democrat Convention in Charlotte reason?, NC shrinking labor force

“To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” ….Edward R. Murrow

“Not every item of news should be published: rather must
those who control news policies endeavor to make every item
of news serve a certain purpose.”… Joseph Goebbels

“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″

I have noticed a lot of honest reporting from the Greensboro News and Record regarding the unemployment situation in NC in recent months. The Charlotte Observer on the other hand, recently endorsed Jim Pendergraph for congress and then after he questioned Obama the Observer retracted that endorsement. The latest unemployment data for NC was just released. First the Charlotte Observer article, which I had to really dig to find.

From The Vail Business Journal May 26, 2012.

“Charlotte region’s unemployment rate drops

By Celeste Smith, The Charlotte Observer, N.C.

May 25–The Charlotte region’s unemployment rate stayed below 10?percent in April for the second straight month, and it dropped significantly from a year earlier, according to figures released Friday by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Division of Employment Security.

Unemployment in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metropolitan area declined to 9.1?percent from 9.6?percent the month before. The unemployment rate a year earlier was 10.6?percent.

Statewide, unemployment rates fell in April from the previous month in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, including Mecklenburg, where the rate fell to 9.0?percent from 9.5 percent. Rates are not seasonally adjusted.

Mecklenburg’s unemployment rate beat the state average of 9.1?percent. But more than 43,700 people remained unemployed in the county.

Some surrounding counties fared better than Mecklenburg in year-to-year comparisons, said UNC?Charlotte economics professor John Connaughton. For example, the 1.7?percent drop in Catawba County’s unemployment rate compared to April 2011 exceeded Mecklenburg’s 1.2?percent.

But Connaughton said that’s also a sign the region’s economy is improving.

“We’ve gotten a lot better in the last year,” Connaughton said.

“What it’s suggesting is, after the great financial collapse and the impact on a lot of our manufacturing (sector) in the surrounding counties, those things seem to be getting back on track.”

Statewide, April 2012 unemployment rates declined in 88 counties compared with last April. Rates increased in 11 counties, and remained the same in one.

“Looking at over-the-year numbers, most of North Carolina’s counties have lower unemployment rates which is certainly positive,” said commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll.

For the second straight month, unemployment rates decreased in all 14 of the state’s metro areas, according to the state data.

Connaughton predicts the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area will beat the state’s rate in upcoming months.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re below 8?percent by the end of the year. Not that that’s great, but it’s a lot better than the last couple of years,” Connaughton said.

“We’re starting to see some job growth come back, and that’s really important, and it’s been consistent.””

http://www.vailbusinessjournal.com/print-article.php?type=yb&id=55093&sid=11

From the Greensboro News Record May 26, 2012.

“By DONALD W. PATTERSON
Staff Writer”

“Unemployment rates fell in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in April , including those in the Triad .

That’s good news, obviously.

Yet, analysts said, those numbers mask a deeper, more troubling trend — the shrinkage of the state’s labor force.

Over the last year, only the Piedmont Triad and the Research Triangle have posted gains in their labor pools, which represent those people who have jobs or are actively looking for work.

The 12-county Piedmont Triad economic development region saw its workforce grow by 0.3 percent in the past year. Granted, that’s a small increase, but aside from the Triangle, the other five regions of the state experienced declines in their labor pools during that period.

“Although the drop in the unemployment rate is unquestionably a positive sign, we should not read too much into this as a measure of the state’s long-term recovery,” Allan Freyer , a policy analyst with the N.C. Budget & Tax Center in Raleigh , wrote in his April jobs report. “Much of the mathematical drop in the unemployment rate is simply due to the decrease in the labor force in most of these regions across the state.”

Freyer said the unemployment rate can drop when job seekers become discouraged and stop looking for a job.

“We’re seeing troubling signs of a two-tier recovery in the state,” his report said. “ … Regions like the Triangle and the Piedmont (are) growing their labor force and employment base, while the rest of the state gets left behind.”

In the past year, Freyer said, the Piedmont Triad’s employment has grown by 1.5 percent. In the Triangle, it’s gone up 1.9 percent.

“The biggest areas (in the state) are the ones getting the most job growth,” Freyer said in an interview. “The Piedmont Triad region is growing because its metro areas are growing.”

In the Greensboro-High Point metropolitan area, for example, manufacturing jobs increased over the past year by 2,300 , or 4.5 percent. In the Winston-Salem metro, leisure and hospitality jobs rose by 800 , or 3.9 percent. In the Burlington metro, government jobs jumped by 5.5 percent, or 400 jobs.

Even so, six area counties still have unemployment rates at 9 percent or higher.

The rate in Guilford County , for example, dropped to 9.1 percent compared with 10.2 percent in April of 2011 .

Area rates ranged from 8.5 percent in Forsyth to 10.4 percent in Rockingham .

Statewide, the unemployment rate stood at 9.1 percent in April .

Compared with last December , the state has added nearly 26,000 jobs, but 85 percent of the gain occurred in January .

“Over the last two months, North Carolina has essentially netted no new jobs,” John Quinterno , a principal with South by North Strategies , a research firm in Chapel Hill , wrote in his monthly jobs report. “While North Carolina’s job market began 2012 moving in a positive direction, it has failed to maintain that momentum.”

In all, more than 421,000 North Carolinians were unemployed in April . That’s nearly twice the number without jobs in December 2007 , when the recession started.

In addition, just 56.6 percent of the state’s total population had a job last month.

“This suggests that the state’s economy is creating just enough jobs to keep treading water,” Freyer’s report said. “(That’s) nowhere near enough to keep up with population growth and replace those jobs lost during the recession.””

http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/05/25/article/job_growth_stalls_across_state

Were they writing about the same state?

Greensboro is the largest city of the Triad. Raleigh  the largest city of the Triangle.

Compare the following exerpt from the News Record to the Observer article:

“Over the last year, only the Piedmont Triad and the Research Triangle have posted gains in their labor pools, which represent those people who have jobs or are actively looking for work.

The 12-county Piedmont Triad economic development region saw its workforce grow by 0.3 percent in the past year. Granted, that’s a small increase, but aside from the Triangle, the other five regions of the state experienced declines in their labor pools during that period.”

On May 18, 2012 Raleigh WRAL was noted for their honest reporting on NC employment.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/nc-unemployment-rate-declines-drop-in-labor-force-big-reason-9-4-percent-wral-honest-report-nc-employment-among-worst-in-nation/

For what can only be described at best as misleading reporting on the employment situation in NC I award the Charlotte Observer 4 Orwells.

Greensboro is the hometown of Edward R. Murrow. I believe that Mr. Murrow would be pleased with the News and Record for this report.

The Democrat Convention will be held in Charlotte, NC.

55 responses to “Charlotte Observer hides unemployment facts, Greensboro News Record presents truth, Democrat Convention in Charlotte reason?, NC shrinking labor force

  1. I urge all of you to visit http://www.Obamaballotchallenge.com and donate to my Florida ballot challenge case, to pay for my attorney, Larry Klayman. My case was filed by me to the letter of Florida statutes, and they cannot easily get rid of me. It is of utmost importance that Obama be kept off the ballot in Florida, as he will not be able to win if that happens. Remember the Republic that all the military heroes faught for will be gone if Obama is allowed to win again. Anything helps.Thanks

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  2. “The Vetting: Obama Decried ‘Spread of Militarism,’ Lauded Anti-Selective Service Group at Columbia”
    by Charles C. Johnson

    “While Obama did register for the draft in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 4, 1980, far out of sight of his fellow student radicals at Occidental or Columbia, he backed SAM’s program.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/26/obama-and-sam
    =======
    “Forged Obama Selective Service Documents”

  3. Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | May 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm |

    Tomorrow I will go about a half mile to the Harley Davidson dealer in Fairfax, Va and watch about 10,000 motor cycles head down route 50 to the Pentagon and there form up with thousands more to start their drive through Washington. Rolling Thunder does this every year and several years ago Nancy Sinatra rode on the back of the founder-leader’s bike. They were ushered right into the gate of the Whitehouse to meet President George Bush. They have not been back since.
    _________________________________

    Hi neighbor! I also lived about a half mile from that very same HD dealer you are talking about up until 1999. Then we moved NW. I am very familiar with that area, as I lived there 20+ years and 3 of my 4 children were born there. It has certianly changed.

    Anyway, I wish I had known you while there. God bless.

  4. How Obama’s Bailout of GM Subsidized China *vid*
    Submitted by Charleston Voice on Sat, 05/26/2012 – 15:50
    in
    Videos
    How Obama’s Bailout of GM Subsidized China *vid*

    Written by Gary North on May 25, 2012

    In 2009, the Obama administration turned over $49.5 billion in bailout money to General Motors.

    The company knew what to do with this money. It created jobs in China, where it has 2,700 dealerships. It also had its Cadillac division sponsor a movie produced by the Communist Party of China that praises the history of the founding of the Party.

    This is called “branding.” Message: “The Chinese Communist Party is the Cadillac of Communist parties.”

    The head of GM bragged in a speech in China that 70% of GM’s cars are made outside the USA.

    You say you never heard about this. I wonder why not. Keep reading. It gets worse.

    Watch here:How Obama’s Bailout of GM Subsidized China *vid*
    http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-obamas-bailout-of-gm-subsidized.html#axzz1w0slftqH

  5. “GERALDO PLAYS THE RACE CARD AND SHOWS HIS IGNORANCE…OR IS IT HIS STUPIDITY!…”

    Gary Wilmott:

    “I called in on the LA affiliate call-in line at kabc.com in the last 15 mins and I actually got on!. I started explaining that Obama was not a Natural Born Citizen under Article 2 Section 1 of the Constitution. Geraldo just sneered when I said that Obama needed to be born of American citizen parents. ” George Washington’s father wasn’t an American citizen! Come on!” and then he hung up on me. So…he allowed no discussion and I had no opportunity to point out the grandfather clause in the Constitution that made an EXCEPTION for those Founding Fathers to be president even though they were not Natural Born Citizens! Obama was rude throughout the two hour program, disdainful and played the race card throughout the program. He showed his true colors and he is either extremely stupid or ignorant. Shame on him!

    My segment (short as it was) starts at 28:46 and abruptly ends at 29:30of the 11am podcast. I was the only person to bring up Natural Born Citizen and to my knowledge the only person who was cut off during the two-hour program.”

    Download 11AM show to listen.

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/2012/05/gerlado-plays-race-card-and-shows-his.html

  6. General Motors is becoming China Motors

  7. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    SueQ | May 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | May 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
    ____________________________________

    As someone once said – “What a small world!” Does the name Great Oaks ring a bell. Now I don’t mean the asylum over in Maryland some place. We have been here since 1980 and my wife’s son graduated from Fairfax High School many moons ago.If I find out we were neighbors with mutual friends, I’ll try to get CW to give you our email address.
    Bill

  8. bob strauss

    thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/after-digs-at-his-predecessor-obama-will-host-bushes-at-white-house/?hp
    *********************************
    Forget tradition, I would tell the usurper, no thanks a$$hole.

  9. citizenwells

    Mr. Bill, SueQ.
    I used to visit the McLean, Fairfax area years ago.

  10. bob strauss

    After Digs at His Predecessor, Obama Will Host Bushes at White House…

    http://www.drudgereport.com/

  11. Rick Santelli accurately explains US Trillion Debt problem

    The Santelli Exchange CNBC NEWS

    Ron Paul is America’s leading voice for limited, constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, and a pro-America foreign policy.

  12. Professor Murray Sabrin explains Ron Paul MEDIA BLACKOUT.flv

    Dear God! VIRAL this!!!

  13. Mitt Romney’s Secret Weapon: Clear Channel Radio

    In 2008, Bain Capital acquired Clear Channel Radio and 850 radio stations for $24 billion in a buyout, and records show 14 of the company’s directors have contributed more than $700,000 to Romney’s campaigns. Romney left the firm in 1999, but still rakes in millions from his sizable share of Bain investments and pays 15 percent tax.

    Romney’s Bain Capital controls the board of directors of Clear Channel. These are people who started giving to Romney in 1994. This is a social and economic network that is deeply involved in Clear Channel and tightly controlled. These are Romney’s friends and allies going back to the very beginning of his political career. And now they control Clear Channel Radio, America’s largest and most powerful FM and AM radio station corporation. It operates 850 radio stations and reaches 110 million Americans.

    Clear Channel syndicates most conservative talk radio shows including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage. And what about all that “free” advertising that Romney gets every day on hundreds of radio stations across the country on these talk shows? What better way to control the message of conservative talk radio than to BUY it? Rush Limbaugh was given a $400 million contract in 2008 when Bain Capital purchased Clear Channel. He broadcasts on over 600 radio stations. Sean Hannity is heard on over 500 stations by 13.5 million listeners. Hannity also received a new and lucrative contract when Bain purchased Clear Channel in 2008.

    It’s quite a propaganda budget…but if Mitt Romney wins the White House it’s worth it, right?

    In a stunning article from Wayne Barrett of Newsweek and The Daily Beast from March 2012, Romney and Bain were outed as the money behind conservative talk radio. Bain bought Clear Channel in 2008 then took over its board of directors with the goal of influencing public opinion during the presidential campaigns of 2008, 2012 and beyond. With millions of dollars now being donated to the Romney campaign from Clear Channel, Americans should wonder just how much control Mitt Romney and Bain Capital have over conservative talk radio show hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck. These shows reach tens of millions of listeners every day. Sean Hannity reaches even more viewers on his Fox News television show.

    Conservative talk radio show hosts rely on Bain Capital for their livelihood. That can’t be good for fair and honest opinions on their shows.

    Read the Daily Beast article and spread the word:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/06/clear-chann

    Ron Paul 2012

  14. Central Banks – Brilliant Illustration

    Economy

    For anyone here interested in the FED and central bank policies and the future consequences of their actions, I have come across a video which illustrates with great clarity the severe problems associated with Central Banks such as the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. This video is by an Irish economist; David McWilliams, who has been warning for over 10 years in Ireland about the Property Bubble, the Credit Bubble etc. much the same as Dr. Paul has been doing in the U.S.A. Here is his video on the central banks and his explanation of what will likely happen in the next few months to years.

    I’m sure you will all enjoy this! 🙂

  15. Worth reading..
    Team Nevada just fubar’d Rmoney

    Nebraska
    I’d like to make a few observations concerning the whole Nevada GOP mess going on right now. And I’ve got something to tell you that I am pretty sure most of you are yet aware of. As a little back story, in 2008 the Ron Paul supporters made themselves known to the state party. As we seeing now in many other states, during the last campaign many Ron Paul supporters vied for delegate slots and working positions within the Nevada GOP. Also as we are again seeing this time around in other states, the leadership of the state convention broke rules, ended the convention improperly, and tried to shut out any participation from people that support Dr. Paul. Being well educated on the rules, the RP peeps reconvened and finished the party business which included electing delegates to go to the RNC. Sadly, the national party lied at the RNC and said the dispute had been resolved and did not seat any of the Paul supporting delegates. It was also found in a court case that the Ron Paul people did act appropriately, followed all rules, and should have been the rightful seated delegates and positions. Of course, that was way after the RNC and changed absolutely nothing in the results of the 2008 election. Quick court cases and decisions only come for insiders.

    Ready for a little twist to this chapter?

    this is a good read, continue
    http://www.dailypaul.com/236358/team-nevada-just-fubard-rmoney

  16. Dr. Jerome Corsi Explains Sheriff Arpaio Investigation

    * * * * * * * *

    Obama and the “T” Word (Treason)

    Published on May 17, 2012

    “Treason is not a word that should be used lightly. One of the principal definitions assigned to the word at Dictionary.com is “a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state.” Therefore, any act that aids or abets the enemies of one’s state may properly be considered treason.

    With that definition fresh in our memories, let’s consider recent actions undertaken by the President of the United States which may substantially strengthen the expressed enemies of our nation. When Barack Obama overruled Congress and released $1.5 billion in military aid, he clearly knew he was putting those weapons into the hands of the blatantly belligerent, Muslim Brotherhood, an extremist group which hates America, and has already undertaken steps to nullify Egypt’s decades’ long peace treaty with Israel.

    In fact, White House staffers met with members of the Muslim Brotherhood for high level discussions in the days immediately leading up to the release of that $1.5 billion to this unmistakable terrorist group.

    And, yes, the Muslim Brotherhood DOES have ties to Muslim extremists in the United States, including the Islamic Society of North America, a group named by the Department of Justice as unindicted co-conspirators in a money-laundering criminal case filed against the Holy Land Foundation. That group, the Holy Land Foundation, had been charged with sending “donations” to support the work of HAMAS, a Palestinian terror organization responsible for nearly 40 percent of all suicide bombings within the state of Israel.

    So Obama’s minions schmooze with the jihadist terrorists, and big dollars change hands. Then, SURPRISE, we begin hearing rumblings that the Muslim Brotherhood will now be supporting Obama’s re-election bid. In an online video, Tom Trento of The United West organization lists three reasons for this unholy alliance, Obama’s perceived support for the establishment of global Islamic rule, Obama’s decision to grant the Muslim Brotherhood that whopping, $1.5 billion in U.S. taxpayers’ money, and Obama’s anticipated support for a Palestinian state in his second term. Topping it all off, the May 6th edition of Jerusalem On The Line, an Internet newsletter published in Jerusalem, claims the Muslim Brotherhood will actually be donating funds to help get Barack HUSSEIN Obama re-elected, this November. Could these donations be funds supplied to them by U.S. taxpayers?

    Whether that proves to be the case, or not, we must question the wisdom and the very allegiance of those providing billions of dollars in military supplies to people who hate us and want to kill both us, and our allies.”

  17. Gordo………….Re; 5:25 PM
    Have you seen the facial tape and bandages on Heraldo’s face. I can’t help wonder if he opened his stupid mouth at a time and place where he should have KEPT SHUT. Any way you stack it up if it was a knuckle sandwich it couldn’t have happened to a more deservant person.

  18. Happy Memorial Day, everyone; we can never forget.

    Here’s a great tribute to our military courtesy of Gene Simmons from KISS:

  19. Geraldo Rivera Gets His Nose Broken In Scuffle on His Talk Show (From 1988)

  20. May 26, 2012

    “Texas, We Really DO Have a PROBLEM!”

    “Join Kelly and jbjd on their regular Saturday morning slot on Lone Star Voice, with a twist. For the first time, Kelly will take the controls as host while Butch Moss is out of town.”

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lonestarteaparty/2012/05/26/texas-we-really-do-have-a-problem

  21. Smaller world. My step-mother went to Fairfax High School decades ago before George Mason University was built. Now she lives in Michigan.

  22. Ann Barnhardt Does It Again: The First Republic is Dead, the Second One Will Rise?

    Man, this lady lays out what has happened to our country and how are following in the footsteps of all other Tyrannical, Totalitarian Governments.

    49 minute video, every American should see this.

    http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/barnhar

  23. seaque | May 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm |

    Clear Channel syndicates most conservative talk radio shows including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage. And what about all that “free” advertising that Romney gets every day on hundreds of radio stations across the country on these talk shows? What better way to control the message of conservative talk radio than to BUY it?
    ************************************
    That article that you quoted from the Daily Beast (NOT a conservative news outlet) is the most twisted piece of garbage I’ve seen. We should be grateful for Clear Channel’s efforts to promote conservative talk show hosts and stop lambasting Romney and Bain Capital as some sort of villains.

    For pity sakes, if some had their way, only the Soros-funded news outlets would exist. At least we have a voice, even though it may not be all that we would hope for. To try to use this to reflect poorly on Romney so as to “promote” Ron Paul is atrocious, imho.

  24. My son is going to ride in Rolling Thunder tomorrow with his wife on the back of his Harley. His Harley is his newest passion and I’m sure he’s going to love the ride. He’s a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and so is his wife.

  25. Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | May 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm |

    Yes Mr. Bill, Great Oaks does ring a bell. Do you remember Magruders grocery store (gone now) across the street from Paul VI high school? We used to live in the neighborhood directly behind there. Occasionally I make the drive back to Fairfax on 66, and each time I am amazed at how it’s changed. The traffic really puts me on edge also, cause where I live now is near a small town with only one traffic light.

    CW, I had to go to Mclean a couple of months ago and I couldn’t seem to recognize any old landmarks. Thank God for GPS. Both areas have grown so much because they’re close to DC, and the Federal Govt. is so bloated now.

    Tina, Paul VI high school used to be Fairfax high school. So that is where your step mother probably went. Small world indeed!

  26. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Tina – That was probably the old Fairfax H.S. It became a Catholic H.S. and ironically the new one is only a few blocks from the Harley Davidson dealer from which several thousand will be leaving a 9AM to ride to the Pentagon and then form into a much larger group for the ride across Memorial Bridge for the drive around Washington.

    Margie O –

    God Bless your son and daughter-in-law for their service to their country. The weather looks perfect for a wonderful ride. We will be heading for a spot to watch them leave in about an hour.

  27. “Rachel Maddow Demands Romney Denounce Those That Question The Kenyan Usurper”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/05/rachel-maddow-demands-romney-denounce.html

  28. Mr. Bill,
    Take pictures!

  29. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    SueQ – I’ll give it a try.

  30. “Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions ‘My Sons,’ While Defending Contraception Mandate”
    By Terence P. Jeffrey

    “At the Iowa State Fair Grounds on Thursday, Obama said: “We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood or taking away affordable birth control. We don’t need that. I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same economic opportunities as my sons.

    On Wednesday at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, Calif., Obama made the same mistaken reference to “my sons.”

    Earlier this month, at a campaign event at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, Obama made a similarly mistaken reference to “my sons” while defending of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which expanded the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits alleging discrimination in employment compensation.

    Obama made yet another similar rhetorical slip back on Jan. 12, while speaking at a campaign event at a private residence in Chicago, Ill. At that event, according to the White House transcript, he also mistakenly mentioned “my sons” in the context of talking about the Lily Ledbetter law.

    Obama, as noted, does not have sons. Nor was he born in Kenya. Nor is he a Muslim.”

    http://cnsnews.com/blog/terence-p-jeffrey/obama-twice-mistakenly-mentions-my-sons-while-defending-contraception-mandate

  31. Spiritual Angel of God

    Profile of Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Journalist and Liberal Lesbian Activist

    http://usliberals.about.com/od/thepressandjournalist1/p/RachelMaddowProfile.htm

    _________________________

    From: http://prospect.org/article/rachel-maddow-lovable-wonk

    Rachel Maddow:

    “Maddow is someone liberals can feel good about themselves for liking. She has left-of-Barack politics, yet because her father is a retired Air Force captain, she can speak of caring about the troops without shamming. She’s got the intellectual credentials that our [Lesbian/Gay/Transgender/Bisexual Communist Liberals] side loves — Rachel Maddow is an Oxford Ph.D.! […]”

    “Topping it all off, she’s an openly lesbian anchor in an era when people still discuss whether Anderson Cooper is gay. Not so long ago, being out would have kept Maddow off the air. Now, it feels positively ordinary.”

  32. Spiritual Angel of God

    Rachel Maddow Interview: Questions Obama’s Re-Election Chances, Gay Marriage and the Tea Party

    “Maddow and girlfriend Susan Mikula have been together since 1999, but they have no immediate wedding plans. “We know a lot of people who have gotten married but I don’t think we feel any urgency about it.” Later she admits she’s actually ambivalent about the cultural impact of gay marriage. “I feel that gay people not being able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up with alternative ways of recognizing relationships,” she explains. “And I worry that if everybody has access to the same institutions that we lose the creativity of subcultures having to make it on their own. And I like gay culture.”

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rachel-maddow-questions-obama-gay-marriage-244494

  33. Truthbetold11

    We live in a total corporate country. Nothing happens by accident. We are all slaves of some sort . Poor owing alegiance to govt for welfare. Middle class paying over 50 percent in taxes from our money we earned and being taxed without our consent. Of course in the name of faiirness. The rich keep getting richer. The occupiers claim there the 99. Folks we are all corporate slaves. Dont pay taxes lose everything. Dont obey govt go to jail. We have been dupped by a false oligarchy that is media bought and they control us. Thanks be to jesus the freeier of all man kind from everything

  34. Great letter…..please share with all…..

    May 27, 2012
    Vail Daily letter: Press dismisses Ron Paul
    Fredric Butler
    Vail, CO, Colorado

    ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and others in the mainstream media distribute their selective “information” to the American public about all things governmental, political, business, sports, entertainment and sensational.

    These are collectivist companies that are not part of the fabric of the free, open and independent market for the dissemination of information to the public.

    The corporatism of this mainstream media has a socialistic flavor resulting from its most favored status with the various agencies of the federal government, together with a cabal of advertising patrons consisting of investment banks, insurance companies political parties and the like.

    This is all so unfortunate, since the altruism of true journalism is trumped by social and political agenda or the bottom line of a P&L. The resulting carnage is a dumbed down, misinformed public, and an electorate that opts for an extant slate of presidential candidates consisting only of Obama and Romney (collectivists if ever there were any).

    ABC (Walt Disney Corp. et al), NBC (GE et al), CBS (Westinghouse, Viacom et al), and Fox News (News Corp., Rupert Murdock et al) all profess to report the news in a fair, impartial and balanced manner.

    Nothing could be further from the truth, since they all represent an establishment that has disenfranchised the American people from the electoral process of what should be the earmark of a democratic republic.

    Never has this been more evident as witnessed by the ongoing GOP campaign for a presidential candidate (Romney) to oppose Mr. Obama. Both represent the established corporatism.

    Both represent personal ambition over the interests and well-being of America. Both are well financed (in the millions) by furtive and corrupt financial interests.

    Just how does this sub-serve the interests of the average, duped and ignorant voter?

    There is a collectivist silence between these referenced news organizations of anti-trust proportion regarding the other candidate for the office of the president, Ron Paul.

    Whether you are a supporter or not of Dr. Paul, the concerted blackout or news boycott of this viable and well-qualified candidate is deplorable and reprehensible. The conduct and treatment of this candidate by mainstream media is characteristic of organized propaganda by the establishment and both political parties at play.

    The statistics, polls and events being reported by the media has either been totally ignored, skewed or falsified to work the establishment agenda. This is not journalism. This is not within the spirit of a free and honest press. Snd this establishment media violates the intent of the First Amendment every bit as much as the oppressive and abusive administration now occupying the White House.

    The satire in all this is that by the media’s subtle, unprofessional and disingenuous assault upon Ron Paul they have defined themselves as a political pawn, and not what we once considered the “fourth estate.”

    With this nefarious gambit, they have also defined Ron Paul as the statesman for which he is — honest, principled, incorruptible, and intrepid in his convictions. Ron Paul is a friend of the American people, an antagonist to the political establishment, and the man who would be president, but for the misinformation and malfeasance of the mainstream media.

    Fredric Butler

    http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20120527/LETTER/120529882/1022&ParentProfile=1065

  35. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Sorry Folks – As usual the “Official Photographer” of the family with a new camera we returned home to find she had made a wrong setting. We found this video and it shows exactly what goes on here in Fairfax from the Patriot Harley Davidson headquarters to the start of the ride. Somewhere in the video of the bikes leaving the dealership I am in the street crowd waving. Have a safe weekend everyone.
    Bill

    Ride of the Patriots 2012

  36. “Breaking: Is “Trayvon” Stopping Boehner From Moving In On Holder?”
    By Doug Book

    “But now we finally know the truth. According to Roll Call, “a GOP aide…warned against a racial backlash if Republicans are seen as unfairly targeting the first black attorney general, who is serving the first black president. ‘Especially after Trayvon,’ the aide said, referring to the slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.” Certainly, the aide didn’t just make up this story. He must be repeating what he has heard from GOP legislators.

    And if that is indeed the case, it seems that Republicans are more concerned about the reaction of the national media and the nation’s blacks than with seeking justice for the hundreds who have died as a result of the Regime’s criminal assault on the 2nd Amendment. Gives one a nice warm feeling about the priorities of Republican congressional leaders and the respect they have for their Oath of Office, doesn’t it?

    Should massive election fraud fail to pull it off for Barack Obama in November, the Fast and Furious investigation will be officially dropped after election day. And if the worst should happen, Republicans will be frightened to move the contempt charge forward lest it be portrayed as “sour grapes” for the Romney loss.

    It seems that Republicans will never run short of excuses to ignore murder.”

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/is-trayvon-stopping-boehner-from-moving-in-on-holder/

  37. citizenwells

    “A man should not be judged by the color of his skin but by the content of his character”…Martin Luther King, Jr.

  38. May 27th, 2012

    “Hawaii Senior Elections Clerk: “Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii.””
    By George Spelvin, staff writer

    Adams was the Chief Elections Clerk (Pg. 30) for the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii. “On a temporary contract, I ran an office that verified voter eligibility that had a staff of about fifty people,” he also told radio interview host James Edwards of the Liberty News Radio Network. “Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii,” the former elections clerk continued. “It (Pg. 31) was openly admitted by everyone in the office who was above me, at least my immediate supervisors, that there is no documentation.” Adams details the governmental databases and other means of authentication used included “NCIS, Social Security, all these other things we use on average voters; there were two people higher than me in our office, who are under the City Clerk of Honolulu. . .” (Pg. 30)

    Now Adams emphatically states in his Masters Thesis: “. . .in my professional opinion, Barack Obama was NOT (emphasis added) born in the United States, and there is no Hawaii long-form birth certificate.” (Pg. 30, 31)

    Adams details in his 96 page Masters document the enormous amount of vicious cyber attacks, intimidations, and ad hominem attacks lobbed at him from all sorts of political and media operatives.”

    http://www.coachisright.com/hawaii-senior-elections-clerk-barack-obama-was-not-born-in-hawaii/
    ==========
    “Exclusive: Tim Adam’s Master Thesis, “There is No Birth Certificate for Obama””
    © Bridgette WTPOTUS 2011

    http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/tim-adams-master-thesis-there-is-no-birth-certificate-for-obama/
    ===============
    “Discourse and Conflict: The President Barak H. Obama Birth Certificate Controversy and the New Media”

    http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2074&context=theses&sei-redir=1#search=%22Tim%20Adams%22

  39. bob strauss

    AP: Warning signs for Obama on path to electoral votes…
    http://www.drudgereport.com/

  40. Thought you might enjoy this country song – should be #1 on the chart

    Worth listening to.

    Tennessee Football Coach fired for making Obama song. He’ll make more money when this song becomes a big it than he would teaching school.
    Tennessee middle school assistant football coach,age 26, fired for a song he wrote and played!
    This could be the next number one hit country song. It’s the best effort yet at encapsulating the outrage at the oversteps of this government in an entertaining song.
    Apparently, the guy was fired over the song because some parents complained. Click for a Great Song!!!

    http://video.staged.com/dtglobal59/tennessee_football_coach_fired_for_making_obama_so

  41. bob strauss

    Obama’s Land of the LOST
    By Michelle Malkin • May 25, 2012 01:42 PM

    Obama’s Land of the LOST
    by Michelle Malkin
    Creators Syndicate
    Copyright 2012

    What’s green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama’s new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).

    The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that “no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth’s surface over to the Third World.” According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the “central, and abiding, defect” was “its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states — and most especially the United States.”

    http://michellemalkin.com/

  42. bob strauss

    George Will Calls Donald Trump a ‘Bloviating Ignoramus’

    By Jake Tapper | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 20 mins ago

    George Will Calls Donald Trump a ‘Bloviating Ignoramus’ (ABC News)This morning on “This Week,” ABC News’ George Will called Donald Trump a “bloviating ignoramus,” questioning why presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is associating with the real estate mogul, who once again falsely questioned President Obama’s birthplace this week.

    “I do not understand the cost benefit here,” Will said on the “This Week” roundtable. “The costs are clear. The benefit – what voter is gonna vote for him (Romney) because he is seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious it seems to me.”

    “Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics,” Will dded. “Again, I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?”

    Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman agreed, adding “it’s a dangerous game that Mitt Romney is playing here because Donald Trump doesn’t have a lot to lose by keeping this birther conversation alive.”

    Trump revived the false claims about Obama’s birthplace on Thursday, citing a discredited story about a literary agency that mistakenly listed that Obama was born in Kenya in a recently discovered catalog of clients that included the president.

    “Look, it’s very simple,” Trump told The Daily Beast. “He said he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia… Now they’re saying it was a mistake. Just like his Kenyan grandmother said he was born in Kenya, and she pointed down the road to the hospital, and after people started screaming at her she said, ‘Oh, I mean Hawaii.’ Give me a break.”

    The real estate mogul endorsed Mitt Romney in February, and plans to host a fundraiser for him in Manhattan on June 28 according to The Daily Beast.

    Trump himself repeatedly flirted with his own presidential run, regularly pushing the false “birtherism” claim that President Obama was not born in the United States.

    George Will Calls Donald Trump a ‘Bloviating Ignoramus’

    By Jake Tapper | ABC OTUS News – 2 hrs 20 mins ago

    George Will Calls Donald Trump a ‘Bloviating Ignoramus’ (ABC News)This morning on “This Week,” ABC News’ George Will called Donald Trump a “bloviating ignoramus,” questioning why presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is associating with the real estate mogul, who once again falsely questioned President Obama’s birthplace this week.

    “I do not understand the cost benefit here,” Will said on the “This Week” roundtable. “The costs are clear. The benefit – what voter is gonna vote for him (Romney) because he is seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious it seems to me.”

    “Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics,” Will dded. “Again, I don’t understand the benefit. What is Romney seeking?”

    Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman agreed, adding “it’s a dangerous game that Mitt Romney is playing here because Donald Trump doesn’t have a lot to lose by keeping this birther conversation alive.”

    Trump revived the false claims about Obama’s birthplace on Thursday, citing a discredited story about a literary agency that mistakenly listed that Obama was born in Kenya in a recently discovered catalog of clients that included the president.

    “Look, it’s very simple,” Trump told The Daily Beast. “He said he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia… Now they’re saying it was a mistake. Just like his Kenyan grandmother said he was born in Kenya, and she pointed down the road to the hospital, and after people started screaming at her she said, ‘Oh, I mean Hawaii.’ Give me a break.”

    The real estate mogul endorsed Mitt Romney in February, and plans to host a fundraiser for him in Manhattan on June 28 according to The Daily Beast.

    Trump himself repeatedly flirted with his own presidential run, regularly pushing the false “birtherism” claim that President Obama was not born in the United States.
    http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/

  43. bob strauss

    Sorry for the double post. I blame my computer, it should know better.

  44. Test………my comment wouldn’t even post once.

  45. March 6, 2011

    by George Will:

    “… Americans, who pay scant attention to presidential politics at this point in the electoral cycle, must nevertheless be detecting vibrations of weirdness emanating from people associated with the party.

    The most recent vibrator is Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who won the 2008 Republican caucuses in Iowa and reached that year’s national convention with more delegates than Mitt Romney, and who might run again. Huckabee, now a Fox News host, was asked by Steve Malzberg, a talk radio host, this:

    “Don’t you think it’s fair also to ask [Barack Obama] . . . how come we don’t have a health record, we don’t have a college record, we don’t have a birth cer – why, Mr. Obama, did you spend millions of dollars in courts all over this country to defend against having to present a birth certificate. It’s one thing to say, I’ve – you’ve seen it, goodbye. But why go to court and send lawyers to defend against having to show it? Don’t you think we deserve to know more about this man?”
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    Huckabee should have replied, “I’ve seen paranoia, goodbye.” Instead, he said:

    “I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough. And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya. . . .”

    Republicans should understand that when self-described conservatives such as Malzberg voice question-rants like the one above and Republicans do not recoil from them, the conservative party is indirectly injured.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/04/AR2011030404613.html

  46. Gordo:

    Trump revived the false claims about Obama’s birthplace on Thursday, citing a discredited story about a literary agency that mistakenly listed that Obama was born in Kenya in a recently discovered catalog of clients that included the president.
    ___________________________________
    The obvious one who was “discredited” was the literary agent, no one else….that fact is obvious to logical and reasonable persons. You have to lose your reason, self respect and even your soul to attempt such attempted gyrations of purposely hiding the facts like these dumbos do (including wimpy Will). Now they have no shame nor personal dignity left all in order to appear PC at the feet of the liars of history. Shame on them.

  47. Sorry, my last comment should have attributed the link to Bob Strauss

  48. GORDO | May 27, 2012 at 8:35 am |

    “Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions ‘My Sons,’ While Defending Contraception Mandate”
    By Terence P. Jeffrey
    ++++++++++++++
    Thomas Lifson:

    “What the…!”

    “I am gobsmacked, as the Brits like to say. How does one speak in public about sons if one is not a parent of male offspring? This is not the sort of slip of the tongue when a similar but wrong word is substituted for the right one.

    It has never occurred to me that Barack Obama might have a second secret family, as Charles Kurault did, hidden from his first family (pardon the pun) and the general public. I still find this hard to believe.

    But what kind of brain freeze or derangement leads someone to refer to my sons, when two daughters are the only fruit of conception one has created?”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/what_the.html

  49. This is a tribute to all who have served our country and have gone to rest in the presence of the Living God. God Bless their families and all who loved them.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2487638612433437293&q=Vetera

  50. Mr. Bill(ms. helga) | May 27, 2012 at 11:19 am |

    Thanks for posting that video. Watching it made me so proud of my previous hometown. The event has certainly grown since I lived there. Sometimes we forget how many like minded people there are. That’s why I’m thinking that Obama will lose in a huge way, (as long as there is no cheating! That part scares me.) CW can give you my email if you wish to correspond. Take care and enjoy your weekend also.

    PS, You should have stopped for lunch at P J Skidoos (Is it still there?)

  51. Published on May 27, 2012

    “Lord Monckton Storms Tombstone: Had Hawaii Birth Certificate Made; Defends Sheriff Joe”

    “Author Tom Ballantyne Interviews Lord Monckton: Had Hawaii Birth Certificate Made; Defends Sheriff Joe.”

  52. Oops! I guess CW has already done that. I will write soon.

  53. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    citizenwells | May 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    “A man should not be judged by the color of his skin but by the content of his character”…Martin Luther King, Jr.
    ________________________________________________

    “Was Martin Luther King Jr. a Republican?”

    http://www.google.com/webhp?source=search_app#hl=en&gs_nf=1&cp=12&gs_id=1a&xhr=t&q=was+martin+luther+king+a+republican&pf=p&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&oq=was+martin+l&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=d83f09bf06fdac7b&biw=926&bih=619

    PS – SueQ – You said the magic words – P.J. Skidoos. It is almost across the street from the HD Patriot dealer as you know. Yes, CW has my permission to send you our email.

  54. This was NOT written by me but it is exactly how I feel….great comments from KC Ted….

    “Who are these “Paul Supporters”? They are Constitutional Republicans (as opposed to Neocon Republicans).

    However, the protection of the Constitution begs for any and all participants in this movement. If you are a liberty-loving Democrat or Independent, now is the time to send a message to those who feel so easily inclined to tread on our magnificent Constitution. This freedom train will not stop until it arrives at the station, in Tampa in August, and possibly on until November. We know Obama isn’t on board, because of his lousy record. And Mitt? He is still standing at the station.

    We The People have funded our choice of candidate from the beginning. We have provided the track for this train to run on. We are NOT Paulistas, Paulbots, Paultards or even simply “Paul Supporters” (although he has our unflinching support). We are Constitutional Republicans, which is much closer to the core values (and principles of smaller government) of the real Republican Party. Much of the media likes to portray us a “not real Republicans” because we are not big government, war mongering Neocons.

    Make no mistake, we are not harming the Republican Party, we are repairing it. We are bringing it (with the old guard status quo kicking and fighting) back into constitutionality. We do this in the hope of bringing America back into true constitutionality. These “Paul supporters” at the conventions are Republican delegates. They signed up long ago, paid their fees and fought their way up to state level, only to be slandered, marginalized, cheated and even punched by the Neocons. It is simply shameful that hardworking Republicans are treated this way by their own Party, simply because they don’t support a sketchy look-alike to the incumbent Democrat.

    This movement will continue long after Dr Paul retires from politics, whether it be in August, or four years from now. Ron Paul does not need the presidency, the presidency needs Ron Paul.

    Ron Paul is our choice, and we will also support other candidates for other offices, if they are on board with the US Constitution. We will do so with the same vigor and enthusiasm as displayed in the Paul campaign. We want our Constitution back. We want our America back. How dare we! Many feel that we must be stopped.

    For Constitutional-minded Independents and Democrats, we welcome you in defense of our magnificent document.

    For those who think this campaign is some sort of passing fad of hero worshipers or “cultists” that will somehow fade in short time, allow me to say this:

    Dr Ron Paul: We are not his, he is ours.

    If we keep voting for more of the same that we have always been getting, we will always keep getting more of the same.

    The freedom train is rolling. All Aboard?”

    http://runronpaul.com/election/ron-paul-builds-momentum-in-south-dakota/

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