#59357 Jan 29, 2014
SurfinUSA > Richard Tater
• 2 hours ago
They won't pay us back but look at what they did with our money! Eleven assembly plants built in China AND 2,700 dealerships and sales outlets. Meanwhile, Detroit is bankrupt, 50 million on food stamps and 94 million people not working. Clint Eastwood was right, "if he isn't getting the job done you gotta let him go"
GM never paid the US taxpayer back billions and billions of dollars but they built plants all over China instead of the US. Thanks Obama!
I will never buy another GM product.
#59358 Jan 29, 2014
Fox News Channel Extends Cable News Ratings Winning Streak In January
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 10:55am PST
Fox News Channel extended its cable news winning streak to 145 consecutive months with the release of January ratings. In overall audience fnc-cnn.JPGFNC outstripped CNN and MSNBC combined in prime and in total day; it also led in the news demo, though by smaller margins.
With total viewers, FNC landed in the Top-5 among all cable networks in total day, while CNN and MSNBC settled for No. 38 and No. 29, respectively, and HLN clocked in at No. 47. In prime, FNC finished January at No. 7, CNN at No. 40, MSNBC at No. 30, and HLN at No. 46.
In primetime, only HLN grew year to year, in the demo – 6%, to 123,000 viewers. That said, FNC, at a leading 264,000 viewers, was down just 1% in the demo in primetime. CNN plunged 35% to 131,000 viewers in the age bracket, and MSNBC slid 2% to 231,000 viewers. In total day in the demo, HLN grew 11% to 101,000 viewers, besting CNN’s 98,000 – a 27% drop. MSNBC fell 8% to 148,00 viewers, while FNC grew 5% to lead the pack with 220,000 viewers.
Among viewers of all ages, FNC is only network that grew year to year – up 5% to 1.693 million viewers, compared to MSNBC’s 677,000 viewers (down 14%), CNN’s 408,000 viewers (down 39%), and HLN’s 307,000 viewers (down 2%).
Top-5 Cable Shows In January:
The O’Reilly Factor (409,000) FNC
The Kelly File (324,000) FNC
Special Report with Bret Baier (308,000) FNC
The Rachel Maddow Show (305,000) MSNBC
The O’Reilly Factor (2.72 million) FNC
The Five (2.23 million) FNC
The Kelly File (2.206 million) FNC
Special Report with Bret Baier (2.127 million) FNC
On the Record with Greta Van Susteren (1.812 million) FNC
Clearly what was posted earlier on this thread was erroneous information regarding FOX news channel.
#59359 Jan 29, 2014
With no eleventh hour Justin Bieber boost to speak of, CNN wrapped January with its third-lowest month on record among total viewers. Its average daily haul managed to slip below even sister net HLN in the key news demographic of adults 25-54.
Rankings among the trio of Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN otherwise remained intact, with FNC topping total day and primetime and MNSBC ranking second in both total day and the demo and in both measures -- but an interesting dark horse entered the cable news program rankings in January.
CNBC, ever a distant fifth in the cable news wars, started airing off-net repeats of ABC hit Shark Tank on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Those reruns averaged 276,000 viewers in the advertiser-friendly adults 25-54. That was enough to make Shark Tank the No. 6 program across all of cable news for the month, topping everything on CNN and, with the exception of The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC.
The O'Reilly Factor, The Five, The Kelly File, Special Report With Bret Baier and Maddow were the five shows that managed to outperform Shark Tank. Among total viewers, Shark Tank ranked a distant No. 21 with 541,000 -- with FNC now sweeping the top 14 for a full year and MSNBC's primetime players all outranking the reality show. Shark Tank pulled in more viewers than any CNN show.
Shark Tank seemed like an unorthodox choice for CNBC, which continues to make a push into alternative programming, but the initial ratings are quite the vote of confidence.
Turning attention away from the month's big outlier, FNC was the only network up compared to last January in total viewers. In primetime's 8-11 p.m. block, both FNC and MSNBC were also barely off in the key demo -- 1 percent and 2 percent, respectively -- while CNN dropped 35 percent. During the 7-11 p.m. block, MSNBC was the only network up, improving 4 percent. Good news for MSNBC included a new demo high for the not-yet-a-year-old All in With Chris Hayes.
CNN continues to struggle with New Day and Crossfire, which hit new lows in January -- one factor contributing to its total day demo haul (98,000 viewers) slipping below HLN (101,000). Among total viewers (317,000), CNN's monthly haul was its third-lowest since 1991.
#59360 Jan 29, 2014
The president’s speech comes at a pivotal moment in his second term, with the White House eager to score political victories after a lost year for the president. Moreover, Obama appears eager to paint himself as separate from a Congress widely panned by the American public.
Today there are more Americans on food stamps than the population of Spain.
There are more Americans in poverty than the population of Argentina.
Here are some more fun facts on the worst economic president ever:
The Current National Debt After Five Years Of State Of The Union Promises To Tackle The Problem.(U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/24/14)
Added To The National Debt Despite Obama’s Declaration In His 2009 Address To Congress That He Didn’t Want To Leave “A Mountain Of Debt.”(U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/24/14; President Barack Obama, Remarks by The President In State Of The Union Address , Washington, D.C., 1/27/10)
The Amount Of Debt That Obama Once Called “Irresponsible” And “Unpatriotic.”(Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Fargo, ND, 7/3/08)
Cost Of ObamaCare’s Coverage Provisions From 2014 To 2023.(CBO, 7/30/13)
The Total Student Debt Held By Americans.(Josh Mitchell,“Student-Loan Debt Slows Recovery,” The Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics, 12/30/13)
Total Taxes In ObamaCare.(CBO, 3/12;JCT, 6/15/12; CBO, 5/14/13; CBO, 7/30/13)
Amount Of Regulatory Burden Since Obama Took Office.(American Action Forum, 1/8/14)
Federal Budget Deficit For The First Three Months Of FY2014.(U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/17/14)
The Increased Cost To Pay Interest On U.S. Debt Since 2009.(U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 1/17/14)
47. 6 Million:
Americans Receiving Food Stamps In 2013.(Department Of Agriculture, Accessed 1/24/14)
Americans Living In Poverty – A Record Number – Despite Obama Calling Income Inequality “The Defining Issue Of Our Time” In His 2012 State Of the Union Address.(U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/24/13)
The Number Of Americans That Have Joined The Food Stamp Program Since Obama Took Office.(Department Of Agriculture, 1/24/14)
The Number Of People Unemployed At The End Of Obama’s Fifth Year As President.(BLS, 1/24/14)
The Number Of People Working Part-Time That Would Like To Work Full-Time.(BLS, 1/24/14)
The Number Of People That Have Entered Poverty Since 2008.(U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 1/24/14)
#59361 Jan 29, 2014
Wendy Davis saga continues and one blogger explains all you need to know, LOL.
waffle_anna > kevsanders
• 12 hours ago
Not just that, she sold out her husband and dumped him the day he made the last payment... how is she any different from a whore who uses men for monetary gain?
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#59362 Jan 29, 2014
Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) knowingly misrepresented her assets on her annual Personal Financial Statements.
The complaint alleges that Davis failed to disclose her ownership of stocks and mutual funds, capital gains made on the sale of those mutual funds, interest earned on several bank accounts, and professional ties to registered lobbyists associated with a law firm at which she is employed. Davis allegedly failed to make these financial disclosures on three of the four Personal Financial Statements she has filed since taking office in 2009.
Davis disclosed ownership of a single stock and two mutual funds on each of her Personal Financial Statements, but reported ownership of several additional mutual funds on her income tax returns for each corresponding year. Davis’ 1040 and 1099-B forms include over 40 pages of proceeds from mutual fund transactions, and reveal that the Senator reported to the IRS that she bought and sold several mutual funds that made capital gains and losses during the years 2010-2012, but did not report any such activity to the state in her Personal Financial Statements for those years.
#59363 Jan 29, 2014
Imagine if you will...
We had a President that orders the collection of virtually every fact about every citizen yet...
has all of his own records sealed by court order before running for President.
Oh wait... we do have a president like that, never mind.
#59364 Jan 29, 2014
Please don't buy GM. Who wants an American car assembled
by overpaid illiterates. You're so right we should have let
the Germans build all those Chinese plants instead of us.
#59365 Jan 29, 2014
Seven Big Lies Obama Told In His State Of The Union Speech
On January 29, 2014
I know what you’re thinking – just seven? Actually most of Obama’s speech was filled with the same old platitudes and empty rhetoric that bellows out of all politicians, right or left. Here are seven lies he told.
1) Income inequality is the worst it’s ever been!
Obama sayeth,“[T]oday, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by; let alone to get ahead.”
There’s all sorts of wrong going on here, but here’s one of the bigger ones –“income inequality” was worse in 2000 and in 2007. But if you adjust the rate for the massive taxation the government does and the redistribution of wealth already underway, income equality is the same as it was in 1987. It’s pretty easy to make the case that the only reason Obama pretends it’s a sudden crime that needs to be addressed right now is that Obamacare is such a disaster that needs to be ignored.
2) Raising minimum wage will help families
Obama sayeth,“[We] have a bill to fix that by lifting the minimum wage to $10.10… This will help families. It will give businesses customers with more money to spend… So join the rest of the country. Say yes. Give America a raise.”
It’s not hard to believe that Obama, who has never run a business, doesn’t understand that artificially forcing a business to pay someone more than their wage is worth will put more people out of the labor market. Making job creation more expensive leads to fewer jobs.
3) His minimum wage hike for federal workers brings immediate relief
Obama sayeth,“In the coming weeks, I will issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally funded employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour, because if you cook our troops’ meals or wash their dishes, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty.”
But most employees of federal contractors earn more than the minimum wage, so this will apply to only about 10% of those, or 200,000 employees. Finally, this wage hike won’t apply until 2015 at the earliest, and even then, only for new contracts, not old ones.
4) How many Americans have gained insurance under Obamacare?
Obama sayeth,“More than 9 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage.”
But in fact, five million Americans have lost insurance, meaning that this number is not a net gain. In other words, the vast majority already had insurance before Obamacare. As few as 11% might be new enrollments to Obamacare. Finally, the payment system for the federal Obamacare website isn’t completed; who knows how many of these will experience more “glitches.”
5) Obama will cut red tape that’s holding up construction jobs!
Obama sayeth,“we’ll need Congress to protect more than 3 million jobs by finishing transportation and waterways bills this summer. But I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.”
But what’s actually holding back these projects is lack of money, not red tape. Joshua Schank of the think tank Eno Center for Transportation explains:
“The reason most of these projects are delayed is they don’t have enough money. So it’s great that you are expediting the review process, but the review process isn’t the problem. The problem is we don’t have enough money to invest in our infrastructure in the first place.”
#59366 Jan 29, 2014
Perhaps if Obama hadn’t squandered what was supposed to go towards infrastructure in his stimulus bill on green energy boondoggles and other crony capitalist schemes, there might have been more money to fund these projects. Nevertheless, not only hasn’t Obama created “shovel-ready jobs,” he has actually lost 720,000 of them in the Construction field.
6) Your medicare premium went up? You’re making that up!
Obama sayeth,“because of this (health care) law, no American can ever again be dropped or denied coverage for a preexisting condition like asthma, back pain or cancer… And we did all this while adding years to Medicare’s finances, keeping Medicare premiums flat, and lowering prescription costs for millions of seniors.”
That’s simply not true:
Although the basic premium remained the same this year at $104.90, it increased by $5 a month in 2013, up from $99.90 in 2012. Obama’s health care law also raised Medicare premiums for upper-income beneficiaries, and both the president and Republicans have proposed to expand that.
On paper, the program’s giant trust fund for inpatient care gained more than a decade of solvency because of cuts to service providers required under the health law. But in practice those savings cannot simultaneously be used to expand coverage for the uninsured and shore up Medicare.
7. Obama’s created 8 million new jobs in the last four years
This figure leaves out a lot of lost jobs early in Obama’s presidency and glosses over that this recovery has been the weakest since World War II. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only a net gain of 2.4 million job have been added on Obama’s watch (this doesn’t account for population growth, leading to the lowest labor participation rate since 1978).
You might think Obama might get into trouble for all these lies, but you’d be wrong – he’s a Democrat, remember? The media will barely mention these, or just ignore them all together. And for Americans who are too busy trying to get ahead in this terrible economy, tuning into The State of the Union address allows the president to solidify these misleading talking points in people’s minds.
Illegal Aliens Admitted To State Of The Union Speech, Congressman’s Staffer…
#59367 Jan 29, 2014
62% See SOTU Speech As Just for Show and turning Executive Branch into legislative with or without Congress, Kim Jong...
Obama had a whole hour to praise his deeds and instead he chose to muddle his way through decades of the same old Democratic bullshit.
He had nothing to show but... an Empty suit spouting hot air. Wasted an hour... of everyone's time!
#59368 Jan 29, 2014
New ‘R.I.P.’ bullet hailed as ‘one-shot man-stopper’
A newly developed bullet from G2 Research is being billed as the last round a gun owner will ever need: a smashing hunk of copper with full metal jacket power to shred through solid objects and stop attackers in their tracks.
G2R, the Windsor, Ga., company that created the Radically Invasive Projectile, or R.I.P., says the bullet is like a full metal jacket when it strikes and is designed “to take out all your vital organs.”
#59369 Jan 29, 2014
Obama is a lame duck in a fanciful adventure of exaggeration, story telling, and sleight of hand. His speech can be summed up succinctly:
“My fellow Americans, the state of our union is awesome and we need more government to make it awesome.”
Government should serve the people not supervise them.
#59370 Jan 29, 2014
"And when he did report to the country, it was kind of,'what are you going to believe, your own eyes or my rhetoric?'" Morris said, "Are you going to believe the economy's doing well? Are you going to believe that nobody's violating your privacy? Are you going to believe that Iran is rolling back its nuclear program? I mean it's a good idea for a president not to say anything that an eighth grader knows is not true."
For example, Morris said, when Obama claimed the United States was No. 1 for investors, and that manufacturing was on the rebound, "this is the same guy who said 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.'"
"When he tries to say manufacturing is coming back... and 8 million are employed... that's baloney," Morris said. "The problem is... people can see there's no progress.
"The liar light went off in my mind."
Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-dick-m...
As speeches go it was nothing new and at this point as a woman and voter I'm beyond listening to this man he has lied so much to the American People with his foreign policies which have not improved our position in the world we're are not more secure, Al Queida is not decimated and on the run like he said instead they are growing and taking over whole cities in Iraq and other places around the world. Hezbollah is strengthening supported by Iran and yes Iran is in a stronger position because of Obama's bungling foreign policies. Obama claimed in his speech that Iran is not producing weapons grade but in truth they are producing a product which can be quickly be turned into weapons grade...they never stopped. Obama is playing a dangerous game all for the sake of politics. Obama and his family will always be taken care of no matter what but we the American People and our business ex-pats who travel the world are not in a safer position since this president took over the White House. Our world is not safer. Our country is not safer.
Domestically our country is in a mess economically no jobs to speak of. Our healthcare now is in a mess look what happened to Dr. Coburn loosing his oncologist during treatment because of ObamaCare but Dr. Coburn is able to PAY OUT OF POCKET to retain his oncologist. I'm glad he can but he is the exception to this rule and Dr. Coburn shouldn't have to pay for insurance when it won't be honored because ObamaCare says it's out of network. This is wrong it's un-American. The employer insurance so many depended on are beginning to be cancelled and people are scrambling trying to get insurances others can't get their kids approved on ObamaCare policies. What more could the Democratic Party and this president do to screw the American People over?
I'm afraid to find out. This man is still in office and he told us he has a pen and a phone.
#59371 Jan 29, 2014
1. Obama and unrepentant terrorist William Ayers misappropriated over 300 million dollars in donations meant for the education of Chicago’s minority students. They routed the money to Obama’s community activist buddies who then tried to turn the students in radicals. The program was a total failure.
2. Obama, as an Illinois State Senator, redirected tens of millions in Illinois tax dollars to Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko, to provide housing for low income families. They returned the favor with political donations. The housing units were built with cheap materials and labor and are uninhabitable after a mere 10 years of use.
3. Obama accepted millions in illegal campaign contributions from foreign credit cards after the credit card filters used to screen out foreign money, was switched off. This also allowed domestic donors, who were over the legal limit, to contribute more.
4. Obama and SecState Clinton’s efforts to bring the US under the UN’s Small Arms Treaty are direct violations of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
5. Obama attempted to move control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department to the White House, to be managed by then Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel.
6. Obama had provided under the radar amnesty to illegal immigrants by allowing ICE Director John Morton to prohibit ICE officers from enforcing US immigration laws.
7. Obama allowed USAG Holder to ignore the violation of US immigration laws in the sanctuary cities, i.e.,San Francisco, etc.
#59372 Jan 29, 2014
8. Obama has failed to defend US soil in Arizona as Mexican troops bring illegals and drugs into the USA, crossing the border doing so. This is a direct violation of Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution.
9. Obama illegally fired the IG Walpin for investigating Obama’s buddy, Mayor Kevin Johnson (Sacramento), for fraud (850K) with AmeriCorps.
10. Obama is in contempt of Federal court for his illegal oil drilling moratorium in the Gulf.
11. Obama spent a month as the UN Security Council Chair in 2009, which raises the question of his conflict of interest between the US and the UN. This is also likely a violation of his Oath of Office as the UN conflicts with our Constitution on many levels, i.e., LOST, UN Small Arms ban, etc.
12. Obama signed an EO in December 2009 that allows Interpol to operate in the US without oversight by Congress, courts, FBI, or local law enforcement.
13. Obama and SecState Clinton misappropriated, er, used $23 million in US taxpayer funds to help Obama’s homeland of Kenya move to a communist nation where the freedom of speech, private property rights, and other rights are subservient to “social justice”. This includes the fact that the Kenyan constitution adopted Sharia Law, which violates the basic human rights of women.
14. Obama was likely involved with then Governor Rod Blagojevich to try and sell his Illinois Senate seat, i.e., pay to play. Jesse Jackson Jr is under investigation for.
#59373 Jan 29, 2014
I love Pelosi's attitude..........HAHAHA!
Pelosi on GOP Opposition
Jan. 29, 2014
Nancy Pelosi registered her complaint about how mean Republicans are to dare to oppose Barack Obama's leftist agenda. She swears that such opposition is new and different:“We did not treat President Bush this way,” she said.“We thought we had a responsibility to work with the president to get a job done for the American people and we did. This obstruction to President Obama is something quite stunning. It's something quite different.” It's laughable to think that Democrats treated Bush with anything approaching respect, but what's also “quite different” is just how far Left Democrats have taken us.
This woman really needs to be canned! She must be on the verge of dementia.
#59374 Jan 29, 2014
There is no greater role for a man to play than to assist in the government of a people, nor anyone lower than he who misuses that power. And America we have abuse at the highest level
Mainly the retardthuepugs in the house---Get rid of them.
#59375 Jan 29, 2014
And the repugthugs who think they are so great on this forum should either lead, follow or get out of the way.
But it will not happen to dumbazz people who like to gossip.
Hinder, hinder, hinder makes the feeble minded dumbazzes think they are great.
#59376 Jan 29, 2014
New York Rep. Michael Grimm threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony in the Capitol after being asked about a federal investigation into his campaign finances.
The outburst was caught on camera Tuesday night when a local NY1 reporter spoke to Grimm just after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address.
The reporter, Michael Scotto, said Grimm did not make any physical contact but the Republican congressman was definitely livid.
“He did not touch me, but he did seem angry. He seemed angrier than I have ever seen a politician talk to a reporter about a question that he or she didn’t like,” he said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
During the exchange, Grimm had been talking about the president’s speech but then walked away from the interview after Scotto began to ask a question about the lawmaker's fund-raising problems.
Seconds later, he returned while the camera was running and began making threats.
“I will break you in half. Like a boy,” Grimm can be heard telling reporter Michael Scotto in the footage.
“Let me clear to you. You ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f----g balcony,” he told the reporter.
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