Thursday, November 19, 2009

Geography of a Recession

For a county by county look, ,


Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts Don't Exist

Exclusive: Jobs 'Saved or Created' Don't Exist

Human Error Blamed for Crediting New Stimulus Jobs to Nonexistent Places
Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the Web site set up by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.
There's one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts.
And ABC News has found many more entries for projects like this in places that are incorrectly identified.

Really, how stupid can we be?

Unlawful health reform?

I like to call him my friend, George F. Will, but never met him

I have come to the conclusion that Universal Helth Care is the moral thing that my country must provide.

With that said, such a dramatic change must be carefully made because once we start such a effort, it will become impossible to change.

This is where the comments of Mr. Will come into play.

Unlawful health reform?

By George F. WillThursday, November 19, 2009

Selections form his column.

In 2006, long before there was an Obama administration determined to impose a command-and-control federal health-care system, a young orthopedic surgeon walked into the Goldwater Institute


"No law shall be passed that restricts a person's freedom of choice of private health care systems or private plans of any type. No law shall interfere with a person's or entity's right to pay directly for lawful medical services, nor shall any law impose a penalty or fine, of any type, for choosing to obtain or decline health care coverage or for participation in any particular health care system or plan."


But does not federal law trump state laws? Not necessarily. Clint Bolick, a Goldwater Institute attorney, says, "It is a bedrock principle of constitutional law that the federal Constitution established a floor for the protection of individual liberties; state constitutions may provide additional protections."

This is really great reading.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ahmadinejad, Venezuela

The nut job in Iran, sees a connection in Venezuela in the person of President Hugo Chavez.

Ahmadinejad deems Iran, Venezuela ties 'necessary'

Necedssary for what?

"Collaboration between revolutionary nations like Iran and Venezuela is necessary during this period of time,"

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez visited Iran in September and voiced support for Iran's nuclear program, which Israel and Western nations fear is a covert grab to build a nuclear weapon.

Tell me what, if anything Iran has in common with an impoverish nation in South America.

Seems to me Chavez is a simpilton, being used by Amanutjob.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Syria, A Nuclear Power?

The idea that Syria should ever become a nuclear power is absurd of the face of it.

But then, that Iran should have nuclear weapons is equally ridiculous.

IAEA wants to inspect three secret Syrian nuclear sites


The new IAEA report on Iran's formerly secret uranium enrichment site at Fordo near Qom also includes a section on Syria and a demand to inspect suspicious sites there too. The inspectors clearly suspect Both Tehran and Damascus of concealing from the UN nuclear watchdog secret facilities related to nuclear weapons production. Monday, Nov. 16, the seven-page IAEA inspectors' report on their October visit to Fordo stated clearly that Tehran's belated declaration of its uranium enrichment site suggested that more secret sites remained to be discovered in Iran.


With regard to Syria, IAEA inspectors are to visit Damascus on Tuesday, Nov. 17, for clarifications of the conflicting explanations Syria has offered for uranium traces. They will also insist on making return visits to three military sites which Damascus has so far refused, following information received by the agency of clandestine "nuclear activity" there. DEBKAfile's intelligence sources reveal that Israel hit one of three at the same time as its air force bombed the unfinished plutonium plant at Dair Alzour in 2007, although this was never admitted by Israel or Syria.

Somali Pirates

This crap has been going on way to long.

If there were ever a reason to have a United Nations, I would think this is it.

Pirates Free Crew of Spanish Vessel

MADRID — Somali pirates released 36 crew members and their Spanish fishing vessel on Tuesday, the government here said, even as authorities said pirates had seized a tanker with a crew of 28 North Koreans.

At what cost?

officials declined to comment on reports that Spain had paid a ransom of nearly $3.5 million. Asked if a ransom had been paid, Mr. Zapatero said, “The government did what it had to do.”

That says it all.