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… Inflation Doves at the Fed [#HighInflation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 15th,2014

.. Janet Yellen & her cronies are going to get us into trouble .

.. her and her Phillips Curve crowd are dangerous …

.. what are these idiots thinking . They are responsible for monetary policy , not fiscal policy . Quit screwing around with fiscal policy . That policy is the province of the President and Congress .

.. The Federal Reserve ‘ s most important asset is its credibility . It may well need it sometime to fight inflation or systemic risks . Bernanke earned his spurs . So did Greenspan , as did Voelker . Burns and Miller did not , and inflation ran wild . So do not your institutional credibility . It will take a hell of a long time and a great deal of work and effort to get it back …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] to Larry Kudlow ‘ s article …

.. if you introduce a little bit of inflation into the system , as Larry argues , you are playing with fire . It does not stay as a little bit of inflation for very long . The markets see the recurrence , and demand compensation for it . Then people see the  effect , and then …. … . While they are at it , dump the Phillips Curve . It never works . It is a pile of Keynesian bull[crap] …

.. If inflation surges , we are going to have some serious problems . Interest rates will have to rise . No doubt about it . Inflation risk is a part of the internest Rate equation . If the Fed is screwing around with interest rates because they want to keep interest rates low , may God in heaven help them . Then you end up with both inflation risk and systemic risk , and the financial markets (and the DemoCraps) in the tank …

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… A Mother is ” Suspended ” from School …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 11th,2014

.. yes , believe it or not …

.. a Sacramento , Ca area mother of a 12 – year old was suspended from going anywhere near her son ‘ s school for 14 days …. What for ??

.. a confrontation with the principal …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. it seems neither mother nor son are fans of Common Core curriculum standards . So , the son took flyers from his mom to school to hand out to his fellow students . His teachers did not like it , and took them away . His mom decided to confront the principal …

.. I do not blame her . Common Core standards are junk . People need to be educated about them . These two have guts , and ought to be congratulated …

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… Hilarious Ad by Cadillac ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 19th,2014

.. this guy [Neal McDonough] is a favourite of mine . He is a Star Trek alumni [from Star Trek : First Contact] , though where many will remember him from is as Lieutenant Oliver ” Buck ” Crompton in HBO ‘ s miniseries ” Band of Brothers . ”

.. [h/t — ISpot.tv]..
.. [link] to the ad . It is well worth your time , and it is not all that long …

.. it takes a good rip at Europeans , but in particular , at the French , who have a habit of taking almost all of August off . This character works his butt off , is successful , has a happy family , and a very nice house …

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… What Do I Think of Common Core ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. originally , I could have supported something like this . Standardizing the education standards between the states does make some bit of sense . But , not at the loss of state sovereignty and latitute in education policy and planning . Localities need to still have control .

.. Now , I am foursquare against it . The ObamaCraps and their minions have misused it to grab power and funding from the states . They are attempting to jam their ideas of pc history , new english , new math , and other types of pc ideas and subjects , such as pc civics and government . How screwed up is that .

.. States co – ordinating things with localities is one thing . As long as those localities know something of what they are doing , they should be able to retain full control . However , those local folks should be and must be held accountable . That accountability should be academic in nature , through testing and proficiencies , as well as financial , in terms of financial management . But , otherwise , they should be able to do what they want , within the bounds of state guidelines …

.. Common Core does not allow this . This is a disgusting and gross grab for power by the Education establishment. It must be stopped , and stopped now …

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… The Case against Common Core …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 10th,2014

.. and it is being made very , very well by a young 17 – year – old high school student .

.. This Could Be One of the Best Cases Ever Made Against Common Core – No One Expected It to Come From a High School Student …

Speaking at a local school board meeting earlier this month, a Tennessee high school senior issued a brief and incredibly insightful address on the problems with Common Core standards.

Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made his case as to why he believes the school district should drop the new national education standards, a set of guidelines that were never voted on by Congress, the Department of Education nor by local or state governments.

(Related: Parents Fed-Up With Failing Grades Under Common Core Take Matters Into Their Own Hands)

“The president essentially bribed states into implementation via ‘Race to the Top,’ offering $4.35 billion taxpayer dollars to participating states, $500 million of which went to Tennessee,” Young said. “And much like No Child Left Behind, the program promises national testing and a one-size-fits-all education, because hey, it worked so well the first time.”

“If nothing else, these standards are a glowing conflict of interest and they lack the research they allegedly received,” he added.

Young also argued that Common Core standards display a “mistrust of teachers,” a line that prompted applause from the audience.

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“I stand before you because I care about education, but also because I want to support my teachers,” he said. “And just as they fought for my academic achievement, so I want to fight for their ability to teach. This relationship is at the heart of instruction, yet there will never be a system by which it is accurately measured.”

The high school senior went on to argue that “standards-based education is ruining the way we teach and learn.” He also revealed that legislators and administrators have told him “that’s just the way things work.”

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Now, he’s daring to ask: “Why?”

“I’m gonna answer that question: Bureaucratic convenience,” he added. “It works with nuclear reactors, it works with business models, why can’t it work with students? I mean how convenient, calculating exactly who knows what and who needs what. I mean, why don’t we just manufacture robots instead of students? They last longer and they always do what they’re told.”

“Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves.”

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The problem is, the extremely bright student continued, “education is unlike every other bureaucratic institute in our government” because the “task of teaching is never quantifiable.”

“If everything I learn in high school is a measurable objective, I have not learned anything,” Young proclaimed. “I’d like to repeat that. If everything I learn in high school is a measurable objective, I have not learned anything.”

Government bureaucrats will never be able to measure “creativity, appreciation, inquisitiveness” but they are the “purpose of education,” he lectured.

“Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves — pleading, screaming and trying to say to us that we teach to free minds. We teach to inspire. We teach to equip, the careers will come naturally.”

.. if you wish to watch Ethan ‘ s speech , watch [here] ..

.. [h/t — theblaze.com]

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… This is Only One of Many [ObamaCrapCare choices] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 9th,2014

.. the C.E.O. in this case is Tim Armstrong , C.E.O. of AOL .

.. he is only one of many ceos that will have to make choices about how to manage finances and balance budgets in the Age of Obama . They will have to deal with ObamaCrapCare ‘ s Essential Benefits packages and how they have to pay for them , and how to deal with the financial impact of it …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop] ..

.. [link] to the video clip …

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… Paging Doctor Kitzhaber … [Cover Oregon] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,February 9th,2014

.. just what did he know ?? …

.. [h/t — katu.com]..

.. [link] to the news report …

»Play VideoGov. John Kitzhaber is interviewed by KATU’s Hillary Lake in early January.

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‘We look like fools:’ A history of Cover Oregon’s failure

PORTLAND, Ore. – In a brief interview with KATU in early January, Gov. John Kitzhaber made an incredible claim about the failed launch of Cover Oregon’s website.

“In late October was when I first learned about the problems,” Kitzhaber said.

The claim was incredible because the website had already missed its Oct. 1 launch date. Kitzhaber was, in effect, saying he didn’t know there were problems until weeks after one of the most important projects under his watch had already failed.

It was incredible because mountains of reports from the state’s quality-assurance contractor had been raising glaring red flags for almost two years.

It was incredible because the state had implemented a stringent set of checks and balances for the specific purpose of making sure the project didn’t spiral without people in power knowing.

And it was incredible because the KATU Investigators have unearthed emails and conducted interviews laying out repeated attempts by lawmakers and others involved with the project to get Kitzhaber’s help in righting what was clearly a sinking ship.

KATU’s review of thousands of pages of emails and reports, as well as interviews with many of the key people involved, suggest that either Kitzhaber knew more than he has acknowledged, or that he and his staff somehow remained oblivious to the unfolding disaster despite numerous attempts to bring it to their attention.

“The governor’s office was not doing anything,” said state Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point. “He’s got advisors in his office who are over health policy. None of them were doing any oversight that we can see.”

‘They promised … the governor’s office would be very involved’

Let’s start with a quick history lesson.

Cover Oregon began life as perhaps the most ambitious state health exchange in the nation. Its website would include not just access to health-insurance plans, but to all state entitlements: things like food stamps, WIC and Medicaid would all be available through one portal.

The strategy was called “No Wrong Door.”

The federal government liked the idea so much it, offered the state a $48 million “early innovator” grant to fund the project. That amount later ballooned to $59 million.

Not everybody was sold though. With an already tight deadline for building a complicated website, some thought the proposal crossed the line from ambitious to foolhardy.

Richardson, who has announced he will run against Kitzhaber in the fall, was one of those early skeptics. As co-chair of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee in February 2011, he at first blocked the federal grant. He relented only when an agreement was reached to ensure regular independent quality-assurance reports from a company called Maximus and strict oversight of the project.

Richardson sat down for an exclusive interview with KATU in which he revealed new information about Kitzhaber’s oversight of Cover Oregon.

“They were just diving in,” Richardson told KATU. “It was like trying to paint a car that’s already moving instead of making sure that everything’s done before you start moving ahead.”

>>Click here to watch Hillary Lake’s full interview with Richardson

From the outset, project oversight was designed to be headed by the governor’s office.

The KATU Investigators obtained an organizational chart illustrating the oversight structure. At the top is the governor’s office, to which several different groups report.

There’s the Department of Administrative Services, a government watchdog group that makes sure rules are followed and budgets met.

There’s the Cover Oregon board of directors, the members of which Kitzhaber appointed.

And there’s a joint oversight committee made up of Cover Oregon managers and the Oregon Health Authority – which was led by Bruce Goldberg, the man who has since became director of Cover Oregon.

… LEC here again … Huge , huge oops !! This one is going to continue to snowball … More to come …

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… What Idiot Thought Up this Pile of [Bleep] !! … [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. the ObamaCraps knew that a budget forecast update was coming out from the Congressional Budget Office . What they did not know , at least I believe , that the economic forecast for the effects of ObamaCrapCare was also coming out . Boy , oh boy , did they ever get caught with their pants down by their ankles .

.. Press Secretary JayBoy Carney could have briefed on this , but , these days , JayBoy does not have a great deal of credibility left to play with . So , they rolled out Jason Furman from the Council of Economic Advisers . Bad move .

.. They should have had someone with a political communications background prepare this guy before he went up to the podium . Not only that , he should have practiced at it ahead of time. Unfortunately , the ObamaCrap staff did not , with the obvious and embarasssingly predictable results …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics] ..

.. [link] to the briefing segment ..

.. boy , oh boy , did this guy look like an idiot . The ObamaCraps should have known better . Maybe , just maybe the dummies on the staff will learn from this . I doubt it …

.. [link] to Brit Hume ‘ s reaction . Hume lets him have it …

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… I See People ‘ s Point [Coca Cola Super Bowl ad controversy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. this is about Coca Cola ‘ s Super Bowl Ad .

.. for those who wonder , yes I watched the game . All of it . Caught virtually all of the commercials . Even the bad ones . This one was not a bad one . Repeat , this Coca Cola Super Bowl ad (entitled “Its Beautiful) was a fairly good one . It could have been better ..

.. yea , I predicted that Denver would win . I am eating crow , and am paying off a gentleman ‘ s wager ..

.. Remember , Coca Cola is a worldwide brand , as is the National Football League . So , sometimes they are going to do things that are a tad controversial to an American audience …

.. [-] first , it needed subtitles , for both the language being used , and for the line of the song . Not everyone is going to realize that it is America the Beautiful until they start to hear the words .Sometimes , it comes from seeing them …

.. [-] guys , we are a multicultural society , one that is majority white . Quit the whining , and grow up .

.. [h/t — YouTube]..

.. [link] to the commercial . For those who have not seen it ,  and may not have a copy of it , please do a Google search for the words of ” America the Beautiful . ” …

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… the Idiots are At It Again in Oregon [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. believe it or not , it is getting worse .

.. when we last left them , the website from hell , CoverOregon , was a disaster . The state government in Salem had managed to piss away around a quarter of a billion [yes , $250 million] dollars in taxpayer funds on the entire enterprise . The federal website [healthcare.gov] is bad enough , folks . This state – level one is even worse than that , if it is possible .

.. Yes , it is possible . Governor John Kitzhaber (himself a doctor) has led the effort to piss all of that money down the rat hole . Now , Kitz & Company (along with Jeff Merkely , the state ‘ s junior US Senator) are up for election this fall . The fallout from this is going to be devastating . And it keeps getting worse ….

.. somehow , these jokers managed to piss away another [yes , ANOTHER] $100 million in fed funds on the enterprise . Remember , CoverOregon is a state -level exchange . The state of Oregon is responsible for it all . And , you will love this next fact …

.. Number of people enrolled by the website — 0 [zero , the big Zippo] ..

.. these dummies managed to create dummy websites to fool the federales in order to keep the $$$ flowing ,especially the early $$ (before the main $$ stash arrived) …

.. [h/t — hotair] also [h/t — katu.com] — KATU –  TV , Salem , Oregon .

.. [link] to the news report .. it is a bit long (at about 10 minutes) , but it is well worth it .

.. the DemoCraps in Salem [Oregon ‘ s state capitol] have to be swearing at KATU – TV over this . The investigative reporting on this stuff is fantastic as well as damning . The DummyCraps who control Oregon ‘ s legislature are going to have to investigate this with a fine – tooth comb . Either they do , or a new GOP majority will do so .

.. The state Dem party is going to hate that , but tough . The ads that interest groups , the stateGOP , and the campaigns (especially Dr. Monica Wehby ‘ US Senate campaign against Merkely) are going to be thick  as fleas , and they are going to be hot as tamales . The DemoRats are going to pay a severe price for this nationwide enough as it is , but this corruption raises what is going on here in Oregon to a whole new level .

.. It is going to be throw  – out – the – bums time this fall in Salem and in Oregon . The only questions are how many , at what level  , and where .

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… Watch His Lordship hang himself with His Own Words …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. yea , on ObamaCrapCare .

.. if you want , for your own use , or for those of others , here is a video sequence [h/t — townhall.com] that uses His Lordship (POTUS) and his flunkies and supporters to make the case for repealing — yes , repealing — ObamaCrapCare …

.. [link] to the video segment .. A big thank you to the staff of Townhall.com (and reporter Guy Benson) for assembling this video segment …

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… Watch POTUS get ” Fried ” [ObamaCrapCare joke] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 4th,2014

.. what happened to the fry cook , Darnell Summers , is no laughing matter .

.. the costs of ObamaCrapCare are going waaay up . The stupidity of the Essential Benefits package and the rigidity and bureaucracy of the system that has been created is a big part of the reason why . Also , the rules adopted by H.H.S. as regards to ” full time ” employees are giving employers a very good excuse to cut both  employment numbers and employment hours fairly rigorously  . They would be stupid to do otherwise …

.. The full time equivalent numbers give businesses an excellent reason to cut back to only what they need . If they can get below the ObamaCrapCare minimums , they will try . When and where possible , they will try to reduce hours per week per employee to reduce on benefit and health insurance costs , however possible ..

.. if you want to watch the confrontation ,  watch [here] .. Summers puts you-know-who on the spot , but good …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]

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… How Stoopid was ABC ? [fooling with Guns] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 4th,2014

… ABC news was conducting a special , realizing kids might play around with guns . So , they hid guns (handguns would be my guess) within a pile of toys , and kept track of the kids on video , in order to see how long it would take the kids to find the guns .

.. How could they ? Theere are much safer ways that can teach children and teenagers about the use , safety , and dangers of guns . The N.R.A. ‘ s ” Eddie the Eagle ” program is an excellent one , and it is used all over the place ….

.. there are legitimate uses for research , but the use of a gun to promote a media company ‘ s agenda is not one of them .

.. radio host Dana Loesch apparantly agrees with me . See her video clip on the subject …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit] ..

.. [link] to the video segment …

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… Nice Cute Cheerios Ad [Super Bowl] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 1st,2014

.. funny moment , with the mess on the dad ‘ s lap on the couch …

.. simple . cute . family . funny . inexpensive .

.. boy , has it gone ” viral . ”

.. especially since , once again , pMSNBC has made a bunch of idiots of themselves … Nice going , morons …

.. [h/t– youtube]..                        [h/t — DailyMail(UK)]                        [h/t — youtube]

.. [link] to the commercial ..        .. [link] to the story / commercial   .. [link] to the commercial

.. the two on the left are the ” Heart ” ads … the one on the right is the ” baby brother ” ad . Both may be used on game day …

.. you would think in this day and age , people would be more careful about their social media contacts and accounts . Especially when your account is that of a news network . pMSNBC had an incipient GOP boycott on their hands , if there was anyone left in the Republican party who would have anything to do with them as it is . Well , for once pMSNBC actually did something smart …

.. they reacted , and fast …

— note — something for everyone to remember [not just pMSNBC] — Connect Mouth to Brain before putting Mouth into Gear , or putting Finger to Send Button …

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… It would be NIce …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 29th,2014

.. if POTUS would learn the meaning of the word , ” leadership . ”

.. Regrettably , he does not have a clue about it . If he did , he would understand that he needs to take the lead on events , instead of acting in reaction to events . If he did , he would better understand the views of others , and not to denigrate them as readily as he does . If he did , well ….

.. Saturday night , while also covering a breaking news story [the Columbia ,MD mall shooting] , Judge Jeanine Pirro let His Lordship have it but good . She gave him a good [bleep] – ripping over the issue …

.. [h/t — NiceDeb]

.. [link] to the video clip …

.. She nailed him but good …

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… Jimmy Kimmel Live [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 18th,2014

… have a look – see ..

.. it really is funny , but it is also sad . How the young are getting screwed …

.. [h/t — http://hotair.com%5D

.. [link] to the video [courtesy of MRCtv.org]

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… The War on Poverty is a Drastic Failure …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 10th,2014

.. my God , what a disaster ! ..

.. the poverty rate wasat about 8% to 10% , and headed downward. Over 50 years , we have blown a hell of a lot ofmoney . What is the result ? The rate is now at about 15% , and it is slowly trending upward …

.. the state of the black community (in general) and the black family (in particular) is in shambles . Not long ago , only 6% of babies were born out of wedlock. Now , the rate [overall] is at 44% , with the rate in the black community at an astonishing 65% , and growing .

.. we spend over $200 billion on 80 different poverty programs . Over 100 million of our fellow citizens receive aid from at least one . Ouch ! …

.. who can or could argue that our anti-poverty spending [over $10 trillion , and climbing] is a success …

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… Chris Christie made a boo – boo …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 9th,2014

.. yes , his staff made a blunder .

.. however , he took responsibility for it .

.. No , he did not resign . He did not need to do so .

.. He took executive action and took decisive steps . He held people accountable . More importantly , …

.. he apologized to the people of the immediate region [Ft Lee] and the state of New Jersey , as a whole .

.. it could not have been easy for him . But he did it . He took the action thatwas necessary .

.. that is , presuming , there is nothing else major that may well come out . If that is the case , then Christie will be just fine . Otherwise …

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… A Lesson in Economics [Unemployment] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 8th,2014

.. courtesy of Dr. Charles Krauthammer .

.. [h/t — http://www.RealClearPolitics.com]

.. [link] to the comments . They are a dandy .

.. he nails the ObamaCraps (the “OC”) on the head about the unemployment compensation debate . It is only at the beginning , though

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… Is Antartica Really Resolved ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 5th,2014

… to be specific , the MV ship , and its fate ?

.. right now , it is still stuck in the Antartic ice . The Chinese icebreaker that came to rescue it is also still stuck nearby (within about 15 miles) . The polar researchers that were on the MV ship were lifted (by helicopter) to safety , and taken to an Australian icebreaker .

.. That ship is taking those researchers to Australia (specifically , the Aussie island [rather large] of Tasmania) . That journey will , however , take up to 2 to 3 weeks .

.. the MV ship is waiting for an American icebreaker (i suspect , a Coast Guard cutter) that is capable of cutting through up to 20 feet of ice . The capabilities of the Aussie icebreaker and the Chinese one are a tad more limited , I think …

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… Are the Citizens of SeaTac , Washington Crazy ?!?! [$15 min wage]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 2nd,2014

.. yes , you read it right .

.. last November , a bushelfull of insanity masquerading as a citizen ‘ s ballot initiative passed … but just barely .

.. it did several things , but the chief culprit was that it elevated the minimum wage in SeaTac , Washington [yes , it is a real city] to the amazingly astounding rate of $ 15 . 00 / hour .

.. yes , you read it right , again .

.. someone in that city get a book on the Basics of Economics [College – level is preferred] . It will help explain to those idiots the insanity of what they have just done …

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… Is the Milwaukee Public School system crazy ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 30th,2013

.. from research that I have been able to do , and from having watched an episode of On The Record [tonight , with Dana Perino , guest hosting] , I have to conclude that the Milwaukee Public School system is totally crazy ! …

.. my understanding is (and it might be a tad errant) is that either one or more suburban districts or charter (voucher) schools are interested in buying applicable Milwaukee Public School buildings . Simple Enough , right  ?

.. Wrong . Evidently the MPS (less of a mouthful) will not sell these empty buildings to anybody . Worse , most if not all of these buildings are in reasonable shape . Some are even in pristine (or ideal) shape . Ones that would bring a pretty penny , that would help MPS deal with its budget . But Nooooooo !

.. MPS is maintaining these empty , repeat EMPTY buildings for a cost of (likely) millions of $$ of taxpayers hard earned money . How many students are they educating ? Zero ! Zip ! Zilch . Zippo . Nice going , Dummies !

.. They could be filled with bright young minds (it does not matter what race they are , or should it) . Yet ,  they sit empty , as a cash drain on a district that can use all of the help that it can get .

.. Someone should educate them that it is a new day in Wisconsin . If I remember right , the GOP controls the legislature , and the Governor is Scott Walker . Budgets are a heady place to apply leverage to recalcitrant bureaucrats . If you want more budget $$ , sell those damn buildings , you idiots . Either do it ,  or we will pass a bill to do it for you ….

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… More on Benghazi …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 29th,2013

.. and , yes , it is still a ” live ” investigation …

.. [h/t — hotair.com]

.. [link] to the post , and the Meet the DePressed video of Representative Issa ‘ s appearance …

.. the DummyCraps would really like this one to go away . Why ? There are major unanswered questions still pending , like

.. [-] What were POTUS and SecState Clinton talking about in the infamous 10pm phone call on Sept. 11th , 2012? ..[-] Why was the military given a standdown order , no matter who was in danger at Benghazi ? .. [-] What was the CIA doing at Benghazi ? ..[-] Why was our embassy not given the security it requested ? , ..[-] among others …

.. the ObamaCraps have played the ” four – corners ” stall on this , wanting it to go away … ironically , since ObamaCrapCare blew up as a colossal mess , it has been overshadowed …

.. there are serious questions to be answered folks .. no doubt about it . The lack of co – operation from the ObamaCrap Administration is a disgrace . Basically , the ObamaCraps have been getting away with bloody murder …

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… Iran Runs Its Mouth — POTUS ends up with a Black Eye …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 27th,2013

.. guess what ?

.. Iran is stating that it is developing a new generation of centrifuges . Just Dandy ?!

.. the current group is bad enough . now there will be more . Does anyone beilieve that Iran ‘ s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes ? POTUS does . What an idiot …

.. israel can only wait for so long . As big a mess as Turkey is in , they will realize that their lot belongs with their old ally [Israel] — and not their putative new one [Iran] . The Iranians cannot be trusted . Israel ‘ s word is as good as it gets .

.. Iran is vulnerable . So is Israel . and many nations that are supposed to be allies of ours are feeling betrayed by POTUS , aka the First Wus ! . They know that their lot is still with the United States , but they are wondering if they can survive the Obama years . Some of them wonder …

.. Israel can , though , take care of itself . She will only wait for so long . Do Not be surprised if PM Netanyahu gives the ” go ” order and it pulls us [yes , the United States] into a war in the Middle East . Iran will retaliate , and hit our allies , even our bases and command centers . Do not forget that our CentCom forward base is in Qutar , among other facilities . Ditto other facilities in Kuwait .

.. if they are going to get hit , the mullahs are going to want to take others with them , whether they like it or not . Ditto Hezbollah . They would also love to screw with the world ‘ s oil markets . A Middle East war , including the U.S. , would send oil prices soaring well over $150 a barrel , maybe even $200 a barrel . It would throw the U.S. and the West , at least for a while , into a sharp recession . Yikes …

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