June employment data reveals 111000 more could only find part time work, 288000 jobs added misleading, Employed part time for economic reasons up 275k, Labor force participation rate remains at 62.8 %

June employment data reveals 111000 more could only find part time work, 288000 jobs added misleading, Employed part time for economic reasons up 275k, Labor force participation rate remains at 62.8 %

“11.4%: What the U.S. unemployment rate would be if labor force participation were back to January 2008 levels.” …James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, June 2013

 

“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

From the US Labor Dept. July 3, 2014.

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment  rate declined to 6.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Job gains were widespread, led by employment growth in professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and health care.

Household Survey Data

In June, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The  number of unemployed persons decreased by 325,000 to 9.5 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.4 percentage points and 2.3 million, respectively. (See table A-1.)

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult women (5.3 percent) and blacks (10.7 percent) declined in June, and the rate increased for teenagers (21.0 percent). The rates for adult men (5.7 percent), whites (5.3 percent), and Hispanics (7.8 percent) showed little change. The jobless rate for Asians was 5.1 percent (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) declined by 293,000 in June to 3.1 million; these individuals accounted for 32.8 percent of the unemployed. Over the past 12 months, the number of long-term unemployed has decreased by 1.2 million. (See table A-12.)

In June, the civilian labor force participation rate was 62.8 percent for the third
consecutive month. The employment-population ratio, at 59.0 percent, showed little change over the month but is up by 0.3 percentage point over the year. (See table A-1.)

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) increased by 275,000 in June to 7.5 million.
The number of involuntary part-time workers is down over the year but has shown no clear trend in recent months. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.).”

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Look a little deeper and you find that 111,000 more people could only find part time work.

That 288,000 jobs added number is not so great after all.


					
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43 responses to “June employment data reveals 111000 more could only find part time work, 288000 jobs added misleading, Employed part time for economic reasons up 275k, Labor force participation rate remains at 62.8 %

  1. citizenwells

    “In the week ending June 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 315,000, an increase of 2,000
    from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 312,000 to 313,000. The
    4-week moving average was 315,000, an increase of 500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s
    average was revised up by 250 from 314,250 to 314,500.”

    http://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf

    We continue to have over 300k claims every week & we add 288k jobs in a month, 111k of which are part time & this is good news?

  2. Son of the Republic, Look and Learn

    ~ A Vision of George Washington ~

    “The Birth, the progress and the destiny of the United States”

    The father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. Many of us have read of how he went to the thicket many times to pray during the winter his army was at Valley Forge. However, little publicity has been give to the vision and prophecy he received at that time.

    The account of this vision was given in 1859 by an old soldier. He gave it to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw, who published it. In the vision God revealed to George Washington that three great perils would come upon the republic. He was given to know that America was going through the first peril at that time. The old soldier who told the story of the vision said the nation would soon see the account verified by the second peril descending upon the land.

    We give the account here as printed in the U.S. war veterans paper The National Tribune, in December 1880. The National Tribune became, “The Stars and Stripes”, and this article was later reprinted in that publication.

    The Vision:
    http://www.propheticroundtable.org/vision_of_george_washington.htm

  3. Good morning everyone…..
    Do “We The People” have an illegal Lawless president? I vote YES

    lifted from Giveusliberty76 this am;Lawless President?

    Has this President EVER been a LAWFUL President? Yet somehow we are shocked at the continuation of lawlessness as it goes on unchecked? Begin with the fact the man (term used loosely) who occupies the Oval Office is illegitimate. What about the following laws that get blatantly ignored?

    ◦ Obama/Holder won’t enforce the law on almost any crime where whites are victims.
    ◦ Immigration laws are ignored.
    ◦ Marijuana laws are ignored.
    ◦ Mandatory minimum laws are ignored.
    ◦ Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act is being enforced cafeteria style… aka parts are ignored

    The President DOES NOT have that option. The president takes an oath.
    Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:
    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    How did he even say the words without choking on his own Bullsh**?

  4. RMINNC…….
    I wqould add to your last,by saying With his right hand on the KORAN. In so doing he has been given PERMISSION by the Chief Justice to RAPE,ROB,MURDER,LIE,AND COMMIT TREASON WITHOUT PENALTY OF LAW.

  5. Here is a question which to date has NEVER been satisfactorily answered,and without a doubt NEVER WILL BE The Question is Why was it necessary to go behind CLOSED DOORS to administer the OATH OF OFFICE. I believe that his hand was not on the Bible,rather the KORAN,and Chief justice Roberts allowed it to occur. This makes him an accessory to TREASON, and a perpetrator.

  6. If just one more liberal justice is stacked into the deck at the SCOTUS goodbye Constitution. Sotomayer,and Kagan both have conflicts of interest,and should NEVER have been installed in the SCOTUS to begin with.Their politics interferes with their judgement.

  7. The slimey little rat faced BASTARD was on Kelly’s show last night for a SECOND TIME. I decided that Megyn Kelly has some explaining to do to her viewers. For her to give a little QUEER like him PUBLICITY is a really big mistake. Publicity of any kind is what these sort of creeps want. He is SLIME,and a BASTARD,and will be until he departs earth.

  8. BTW…….
    only one county has been checked out in the Mississippi DEBACLE,and over 3,300 questionable votes were discovered. BLACK LIBERALS CROSSING OVER and VOTING A SECOND TIME…..and for Cochran. Every one of them should receive an extended vacation at the SLAMMER.

  9. Old Sailor,
    There is the strong possibility that Megyn Kelly is building up to something. I understand your viewpoint, but according to her towards the end of the program, she intends to link Soetoro and Holder with Ayers in a rather air-tight case. So I am reserving any criticism until we see how she develops this story. This may be leading to something big. We must not forget that a lot of people do not know the past about the Weathermen or have not been paying attention for many years. Now that things are turning sour in a big way, they maybe more inclined to learn what was not covered by the media in 20007-08.

  10. citizenwells

    “Some 40% of unemployed workers are millennials, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released to MarketWatch, greater than Generation X (37%) and baby boomers (23%). That equates to 4.6 million unemployed millennials — 2 million long-term — 4.2 million unemployed Xers and 2.5 million jobless baby boomers.”

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/40-of-unemployed-workers-are-millennials-2014-07-03

  11. I hope that Cochran’s crew pays BIG for this crime in MS! The lawlessness of the GOP operatives there is appalling. Well, it filters down from the top, so should we be surprised? (top being the W.H.)

  12. citizenwells

    “One interesting nugget in the June jobs report was the rise in the number of people who worked part-time.

    While it’s a number that flops around from month to month — the standard deviation is 287,000 — it jumped by 799,000, which was the largest one-month gain since January 1994. At the same time, there was a 523,000-person drop in full-time workers, the first decline since October.”

    http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/07/03/part-time-work-jumps-in-june-by-nearly-800000/?link=instory

  13. It seems to me that if the fed is so all fired concerned about the illegal kids, why the hell don’t they just open up one of the FEMA camps,instead of trying to force these people upon municipalities that DO NOT HAVE the money to take adequate care of them. An Oklahoma Congressman was arrested for trying to enter one of the storage places which was set up by DHS. He was advised that it was being managed by the BROWN shirts. The Congressman should have broke the brownshirted bastard’s nose, blackend his eyes, and maybe broken one,or both of his arms then went on in. The Congressman had wevery right to see what is going on. Why the hell is the FED trying to HIDE IT ALL? I am praying that something much bigger than a handful of shi# hitting the fan will occur as a result.

  14. CW……….
    ………..and you don’t need to be Albert Einstein to figure out WHY!

  15. …….it is called ACA!

  16. citizenwells

    E (employment) = M (morons) C (confusion) 2

  17. bob strauss

    cabbyaz | July 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm |

    Old Sailor,
    There is the strong possibility that Megyn Kelly is building up to something. I understand your viewpoint, but according to her towards the end of the program, she intends to link Soetoro and Holder with Ayers in a rather air-tight case. So I am reserving any criticism until we see how she develops this story. This may be leading to something big. We must not forget that a lot of people do not know the past about the Weathermen or have not been paying attention for many years. Now that things are turning sour in a big way, they maybe more inclined to learn what was not covered by the media in 20007-08.
    *********************
    Hi cabbyaz,
    I have Megan Kelly as a contact in my email. Since 2008 I have emailed to her, many articles with information that shows the usurper is a complete fraud. Whether or not she saw any of them, who knows? But if she did, she is as aware as we are about this fraud, and given her knowledge of the law, she knows how big this is. Ayers is just one part, but his admissions about stealing dead babies ID, and the usurpers’ circumstances surrounding his ID are interesting.

  18. HonorFirst

    I heard on Fox the other night that perhaps Daryl Issa has another small bombshell to release re: the IRS investigation…might come out today.

    Also, remember that classified full Senate meeting last week where I suggested maybe some credible terror threats…wow now they are beefing up security at all foreign inbound flights to USA…Lord protect us!

  19. bob strauss

    cabbyaz | July 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm |

    I hope that Cochran’s crew pays BIG for this crime in MS! The lawlessness of the GOP operatives there is appalling. Well, it filters down from the top, so should we be surprised? (top being the W.H.)
    *************************
    I think this is a case of the democrat party taking over the RINO seat, probably through fraud. IMO

    If it has anything to do with an election, the democrat crooks come out of the woodwork, and the dead rise from the grave, to corrupt the election, and protect their benefits, and laws mean nothing.

  20. citizenwells

    “June Full-Time Jobs Plunge By Over Half A Million, Part-Time Jobs Surge By 800K, Most Since 1993”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-03/june-full-time-jobs-plunge-over-half-million-part-time-jobs-surge-800k-most-1993

  21. OLDSAILOR82…reference your comments at 12:08 pm….

    you ask, “It seems to me that if the fed is so all fired concerned about the illegal kids, why the hell don’t they just open up one of the FEMA camps, instead of trying to force these people upon municipalities that DO NOT HAVE the money to take adequate care of them”

    This tactic is straight from the Clower-Plevin communist playbook…it’s called, “CREATE A PROBLEM”…..Step 1: Synthesis

    Next to come from this “Clown Circus in Washington DC” is:
    Step 2: the Antithesis….present an immediate solution for the problem you have just created…..

    I predict Obama will decide it is in the best interest of our country to allow these children to stay in America… and it is in the children’s best interest to burden the private populations of small towns with their upkeep, health, and welfare…..

    Next will come Step 3: Announce the solution is working and all is well….

    And for those citizens who are blocking roads and taking steps to stop this flood of immigration of illegal children into their small towns and communities which Obama encouraged to come here in the first place………well you can just SUCK IT UP…..no one will come to your rescue with aid….No FEMA aid or comfort will be forthcoming.

    If the federal government provided FEMA aid or federal money….. well that would just defeat their initial plans they had in the first place, which were….(1) CREATE HAVOIC…(2) DUMP ON THE AVERAGE CITIZEN….and, (3) TO HELL WITH THE CONSTITUTION…

    OBAMA’S POSITION:…RULE LIKE A KING THAT I THINK I AM !!!

  22. bob strauss

    Rand Paul Outlines How Obama is Sending Money to islamic Terrorists and Destablizing the Middle East

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07/03/Rand-Paul-US-Foreign-Policy-in-Mideast-A-Disaster

  23. bob strauss

    EPA’s New Property Grab, Private Water

    http://benswann.com/epas-new-property-grab-private-water/

  24. CW……..
    Four people in our neighborhood alone have been put on part time status. As such each is allowed to work only 25 hrs. By virtue of being put on part time he lost his healthcare,and received a 15 hour reduction in his work week.One of them had 11 years in at his place of employment……in addition he now has to pay for his own healthcare in it’s entirety. Fortunately he is MULTI CRAFTED,and being as such he already has a second part time job lined up,at about the same pay level,as his existing job. But he and his wife have 2 kids to support, a house payment to make,and his healthcare cost has nearly tripled what it was. It is now running him close to $600.00 per MONTH. His wife has been forced to work part time also. She was a stay at home mom. Now they have a baby sitter to pay as well. I really don’t envy them. They are really great neighbors,and they have worked really hard to even get where they are at present. Thanks to the BASTARD at the WHACKEY HOUSE, and his MORON GOON SQUAD a hell of a lot of our younger people are in the same boat,and it sickens me to watch what the twisted piece of manure at the WACKEY HOUSE is doing to our country,and ALL AMERICANS.

  25. CabbyAZ………
    While I agree with you that she MIGHT be working up to something I have to temper whatever it might be with the knowledge that FOX still pays her,and as such she is literally UNDER FOX’S THUMB……which means that she can say only what Fox lets her say. I think that was at least part of the reason why Glenn Beck left Fox. However I believe that there were other important reasons as well. I have heard that he is now making a lot more money,and he can say pretty much what he wants to say.

  26. CW………
    The chart says it all. A hell of a lot of FULL TIMERS are getting put on PART TIME, which probably is causing the greatest portion of the PT UPSWING on the chart.

  27. ……but it is not NEW JOBS…..rather it is full time being transferred to part time employment. Those people are really lucky,because they still have a job. Many companies have closed up in the last few years,and it IS NOT OVER BY A LONG SHOT. As long as the business taxation continues to escalate,businesses that are only breaking even,or are marginal will probably fail………putting thousands of people on the street. If the minimum wage goes to $10.00 I can guarantee that a hell of a lot of companies will come to a screeching END. The owners will take their money out of such businesses,and invest it out of the US. Canadian Energy MLPs are paying some great returns now. A small business man who has a high cost base might just decide to call it quits and invest his money carefully. If he has even a rudimentary ability to invest he will probably receive a better net return on his money than being in small business.

  28. …………There are people living in the US who receive money from family trusts that are managed by foreign banks. These people establish a legal permenent address in that country,and VOILA the US cannot tax the income earned by the trust, or the distributions from the trust. There is a strong possibility that the FED will try to strip those people of their CITIZENSHIP,and when that happens the Fed will get the living hell sued out of them.

  29. One of our principle tech companies finally took their company out of the US. The LIBERALS tried threatening them and a lot worse, but the CEO very calmly told the loud mouthed liberal that he needed to look at the laws, before he spouted his venom. In a house hearing some time back the CEO told them “bring the tax rate down to single digit and we might consider bringing our money into the US”. Until then Apple Inc,will remain a foreign company, whose products are manufactured,and sold in the foreign country. Therefore profits earned in foreign countries is NOT TAXABLE IN THE US. Now you know another reason why so many US companies are NO LONGER US COMPANIES.

  30. …….he also reminded the LIBERAL questioner that they DO PAY TAXES on the portion of their products that are sold in the US. As I recall the Senator who was doing the questioning of the CEO just got a DUMB LOOK on his face and said “I yield the rest of my time back.” Apple’s CEO had a very pleasant smile on his face!

  31. BYE NOW……Have a great evening !

  32. They’ll never stop attempting that “change” one way or the other:

    If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue

    A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776.

    Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives and Records Administration contains a significant error — smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less.

    The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., concerns a period that appears right after the phrase “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” in the transcript, but almost certainly not, she maintains, on the badly faded parchment original.

    That errant spot of ink, she believes, makes a difference, contributing to what she calls a “routine but serious misunderstanding” of the document.

    The period creates the impression that the list of self-evident truths ends with the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” she says. But as intended by Thomas Jefferson, she argues, what comes next is just as important: the essential role of governments — “instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” — in securing those rights.

    “The logic of the sentence moves from the value of individual rights to the importance of government as a tool for protecting those rights,” Ms. Allen said. “You lose that connection when the period gets added.”

    Correcting the punctuation, if indeed it is wrong, is unlikely to quell the never-ending debates about the deeper meaning of the Declaration of Independence. But scholars who have reviewed Ms. Allen’s research say she has raised a serious question.

    “Are the parts about the importance of government part of one cumulative argument, or — as Americans have tended to read the document — subordinate to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’?” said Jack Rakove, a historian at Stanford and a member of the National Archives’ Founding Fathers Advisory Committee. “You could make the argument without the punctuation, but clarifying it would help.”

    Ms. Allen first wondered about the period two years ago, while researching her book “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” published last week by Liveright. The period does not appear on the other known versions produced with Congressional oversight in 1776, or for that matter in most major 20th-century scholarly books on the document. So what was it doing in the National Archives’ transcription?

    Ms. Allen wrote to the archives in 2012 raising the question, and received a response saying its researchers would look into the matter, followed by silence.

    But over the past several months, she has quietly enlisted a number of scholars and manuscript experts in what the historian Joseph J. Ellis, who supports her efforts to open the question, wryly called “the battle of the period.”

    And now the archives, after a meeting last month with Ms. Allen, says it is weighing changes to its online presentation of the Declaration of Independence.

    “We want to take advantage of this possible new discovery,” William A. Mayer, the archives’ executive for research services, said in an email.

    A discussion of ways to safely re-examine the badly deteriorated parchment, he added, is now “a top priority.”

    That parchment, created in late July 1776 and credited to the hand of Timothy Matlack, is visible to anyone. Last year, more than a million people lined up to see the document at the National Archives Museum in Washington, where it is kept in a bulletproof glass case filled with stabilizing argon gas that is lowered each evening into an underground vault.

    But that document has faded almost to the point of illegibility, leaving scholars to look to other versions from 1776 to determine the “original” text.

    And there, Ms. Allen argues, while those versions show subtle variations in punctuation and capitalization, the founders’ intent is clear: no period after “pursuit of happiness.”

    The period does not appear in Jefferson’s so-called original rough draft (held in the Library of Congress), or in the broadside that Congress ordered from the Philadelphia printer John Dunlap on July 4. It also does not appear in the version that was copied into Congress’s official records, known as its “corrected journal,” in mid-July.

    Does anyone really think if Jefferson were alive today, he would accept the wonky Rights Declaration as written?Of course not!It flies in…

    According to historical records, the Matlack parchment was signed on Aug. 2 after being compared with official texts — making it unlikely, Ms. Allen argues, that it would have contained a period after “pursuit of happiness.”

    Defenders of the period are not without ammunition. The mark does appear in some official and unofficial early printings, including the broadside that Congress commissioned from the Baltimore printer Mary Katherine Goddard in January 1777, for distribution to the states.

    Most fatefully, it also clearly appears on the 1823 copperplate created by the engraver William Stone to replicate the original parchment, which was already fading. The copperplate, which Stone took three years to create, has long been presumed to be a precise copy and has become the basis for most modern reproductions, including the one that has appeared every July 4 since 1922 in The New York Times.

    Ms. Allen, who has analyzed variations in more than 70 versions of the Declaration of Independence created between 1776 and 1823, argues that the parchment was already “significantly illegible” by the time Stone began his work. When faced with an unreadable passage, she argues, he probably consulted other versions of the document, including some with the errant period. In short, she writes in a draft paper of her research posted on her website, Stone made “an honest mistake.”

    Jack P. Greene, a historian of the American Revolution at Brown University, called Ms. Allen’s paper “a remarkably convincing piece of detective work.” But ultimately, the debate over the accuracy of the period all comes down to the faded ink on Matlack’s parchment.

    And there, some manuscript experts say, existing high-resolution images show little evidence of a period. In a memo to the National Archives, James P. McClure, general editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, said that the faint mark after “pursuit of happiness” resembles other marks on the parchment that are accepted as commas, rather than the obvious periods at the end of other sentences.

    Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library, agrees. With the other periods, “you can tell, the quill was held down and more ink came out,” she said. “That’s not happening after the word ‘happiness.’ ”

    There may yet be clearer pictures to ponder. Mr. Mayer of the archives said it was testing the feasibility of doing new types of imaging, including hyperspectral imaging, through the document’s protective glass encasement. “We don’t yet know what’s possible,” he said.

    Such imaging may prove inconclusive — or, of course, prove Ms. Allen wrong. But so be it, she said.

    “We are having a national conversation about the value of government, and it does get connected to our founding documents,” she said. “We should get right what’s in them.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/03/us/politics/a-period-is-questioned-in-the-declaration-of-independence.html?_r=1

  33. bob strauss

    Allen West

    There are lies, damned lies, and then there are the jobs statistics coming from the BLS. Check out the latest load of hooey: http://allenbwest.com/2014/07/bogus-job-data-can-unemployment-workforce-participation-36-year-low/

  34. bob strauss

    TPNN News: Welcome to Obama’s America, where PROGRESS and ‘helping the middle class’ actually means MORE people OUT of WORK.

    All-Time High 92,120,000 Americans Out of Work Force in June

    http://bit.ly/1j1isVN

  35. bob strauss

    oldsailor82,
    This is how to smack down idiot liberals. This is good!
    ***********************

    Liberals Were Expecting a Fight, But In Just 18 Words The NRA Ended It

    Do we gun owners owe them?
    Doug Book — July 2, 2014

    Although liberal Democrats have little appreciation for the spiritual meaning of Christmas, events of December 2012 would bring Joy to the Political World of every avid, gun-hating politician in Washington D.C.

    For on December 14th, twenty children and six adults responsible for their care were shot to death at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Their killer ended his own life minutes later with a round to the head.

    Understanding the importance of disarming the American people, gun confiscation advocates like Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Barack Obama almost undoubtedly wished the death toll had been higher. But as children were involved, even 20 dead would have the American public ready to accept—however unwillingly– a raft of new, anti-gun edicts. Democrats and the national media would see to that. For neither the NRA nor pro-gun Republicans would have the gall to stand in the way by quoting chapter and verse of the 2nd Amendment. Not this time. After all, never had the left been blessed with such a delicious level of exploitable carnage! It would be a legislative gimme!

    Then, four days after the killings, the NRA offered its eagerly anticipated response to the left’s set-up story of evil “assault weapons” and the ease with which they can be acquired. But refusing to be cowed by liberal Democrats or their equally anti-gun proponents in the national media, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told the American public that “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” The next psychopath intent upon taking advantage of the defenseless victims of “gun free zones” will only be stopped by the armed response of good people, not a new layer of ineffective legislation.

    The media was stunned. Liberal Democrats were taken aback, feigning disgust at the brazen, unfeeling nature of LaPierre’s remarks. Of course, the unexpressed media/Dem Party response was really one of: “Damn, what happened!” This collection of dedicated gun grabbers had expected a contrite, almost apologetic NRA. They would relish the unconditional surrender of an NRA that had for some years displayed a less confrontational side, one that earned the contempt of members across the country. The NRA had endorsed Harry Reid, for God’s sake!

    But far from apologizing for a history of oft times rigid, pro-gun positions, LaPierre hit the left right between the eyes. And guess what?! The American people–gun owners and non-owners alike–stood 4-Square with the NRA. DC Democrats were apoplectic. All of their plans of gloating over the defeated carcass of the once feared gun group went up in smoke. Visions of mandatory gun registration, confiscation of “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, SWAT teams intimidating American citizens with midnight raids, and the ultimate manufacture of subjects from what had once been free citizens—it had all gone to Hell. The NRA had picked the right time to be tough. It had defined the problem of gun free zones and offered the only solution for the defense of unarmed innocents.

    There is no question that NRA higher-ups have sometimes displayed weakness, stupidity, and even lunacy. How can the premier American gun-rights organization endorse Harry Reid?

    But one very courageous statement offered at exactly the right time did more to derail a dangerous, liberal assault against gun owners than the combined efforts of DC Republicans for the past decade. As gun owners, we owe the NRA a lot.

    Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/nra-stand-tall-tough-counted/#WD4Veq6M7HJoF7jB.99

  36. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA…..

    This will be the best version of our National Anthem you will ever hear !
    A little long, but well worth your time…

  37. Joan Rivers Calls Obama Gay, Michelle Obama a Tranny (video)

    http://www.gossipcop.com/joan-rivers-michelle-obama-tranny-president-gay/

  38. Good night all…and God Bless America……

    Even with all her faults, she is still the best country in the world, and the only place I will ever call home.

    Have a safe and happy 4th of July and remember where you came from.

  39. Thornton Parsons

    Goodnight, CW, et al., and remember, if you drink a fifth on the fourth, you may not come forth on the fifth. Everyone have a safe and happy 4th of July!

  40. God bless America. We can only hope and pray that goodness and truth will be restored.

  41. bob strauss

    Happy Independence Day everyone!

  42. citizenwells

    Down with King George.

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