01/27/11

TIME Magazine Photoshops Obama Standing Next to Ronald Reagan

Gateway Pundit: TIME Traveling: Lib Mag Transforms Obama From Socialist FDR to Conservative Reagan

Heresy and lies. Reagan wouldn’t be caught dead (no pun intended) with Obama. Reagan was a conservative constitutionalist – Obama is a progressive/socialist/Marxist. There’s a world of difference.

Spin it all you want guys, Americans are just not stupid enough to believe that Obama has seen the light and turned right.

01/27/11

Financial News Update – 01/27/11

Trading halted on Egyptian stock exchange after market plunges 6.25% — in 15 minutes

Swiss police: Blast at Davos hotel, no injuries

Sarkozy: IMF should supervise global ‘imbalances’

APPLE Stores in China Outsell Fifth Avenue

White House to Push Gun Control

Pelosi Logged 43 Flights, 90,155 Miles with Air Force Plane

Chávez tackles housing crisis by urging poor to squat wealthy parts of Caracas

Chinese Firms Set Sights on U.S. Investments

Jobless Claims… Rise

Foreclosure activity up across metro areas

Social Security now seen to run permanent deficits

Gov. Chris Christie Tells Upset NJ Police Officer He’s Sorry He’s the Guy in Office “When the Party’s Over” – Video 1/27/11 (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

$45 Billion in red for ’11

10 states now developing eligibility-proof demands

University Gets Grant From DoD To Grow ‘Bomb-Detecting Vegetation’

HUD-funded housing projects wasted money on belly dancers, sex offenders, dead residents

Congress to Probe Obamacare Waivers

Waiver list tops 700

Party-line vote in Idaho for ‘nullification’ bill

Marco Rubio announces he’s co-sponsoring DeMint’s Obamacare repeal bill (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

CBO: Social Security Now Officially Broke (Obamanomics) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Davos: Soros Speaks (World Economic Forum) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Virginia House Rejects Federal Commerce Power, 65-33 (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Protesters Just Torched A Government Building In Egypt

Richard Russell: The Dollar Has Lost All Stability And Is Ready For A Crash

10 Threats To Global Economic Stability That Should Be On Your Radar Right Now

The Crash In Egypt Is Accelerating Trading was halted earlier today on the Egyptian stock market.

FOMC Announcement: No Change, QE Shall Go On

Finance Board Seizes Nassau County

A Trader Was Just Shot Dead By A Man Whose Commodities He Traded

Here’s That Marc Faber Video Where He Compares Obama To A Prostitute That Everyone Is Talking About

After 19 Months And 700 Witnesses, The FCIC Totally Missed The Point On What Caused The Crisis

CBO Director: Trillion-Dollar Deficits Risk ‘Fiscal Crisis’ in U.S.

Mystery on the Border as ‘Bomber’ Book Found

In 20 Years, 1-in-4 Will be Muslim, Study Shows

IAEA Warns: Nukes May Fall Into Wrong Hands

China to invest $121.5 bln on building 10 more mega nuclear reactors (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Hope, Change, and ‘Invest’ – Ann Coulter

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Slams Greenspan, Bernanke, Geithner, Paulson, Summers, SEC, Rating Agencies and Big Banks for Causing Crisis (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

HHS grants 500 new healthcare waivers (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Egypt Is Crashing For The Second Day In A Row, And Now The Market Is Halted

The Egyptian Market Reopens, And Now Stocks Are off 7.77%

The Crash In Egypt Is Accelerating

Amazingly, The Majority Of Investors Still Think Washington Will Save A State From Default

US Futures Slipping, And PIIGS Debt Widening After The Japan Downgrade

Japan’s Credit Rating Cut to AA- by S&P on Debt Load

Bernanke Says Fed Failed to See Broader Risks From Housing

FCIC’s Angelides Says Financial System `Still At Risk’

Davos: Leaders Float ‘New Reality’ Meme – Will It Work?

Too Tough to Cut?

Watchdog: Social Security Faces $45 Billion in Debt This Year, Will be Drained by 2037

Soros: Higher Commodity Prices Likely for ‘a Couple of Years’

AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka from Davos!

Thousands rally against Yemen government (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Crazy… Michelle Obama Wants Companies to Let Employees Mentor Kids As Part of Work Week

It Was Historic: Obama Cheers Maoist Song at WH State Dinner & Praises Commie China In SOTU… All in One Week

In 2006 Dems Cheered When They Blocked Social Security Reform – Now It’s Running in the Red

Scandal: Obamacare Waivers Jump From 229 to 729 Covering 2.2 Million Employees

Unreal!… Obama Uses Another Bogus Case Study to Defend Obamacare at SOTU

Sen. DeMint Introduces Obamacare Repeal Legislation In the Senate

More Smart Power… Hillary Clinton Defends Mubarak Regime On Same Day They Slaughter Protesters in the Street

Deficit Outlook Darkens

America’s fall in Heritage freedom ranking a ‘wake-up call,’ says Cantor

G.O.P. Splits Over Plans to Cut Defense Budget

Russia Approves Arms Treaty

The Obama Presidency remains in a dangerous state of denial

Goldman president warns on bank rules

Bill Aimed at Protecting S.C. From Foreign Law Introduced in Legislature (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Dem Congresswoman: My Constituency Is “Ill Informed” (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Govt: New rules would cut thousands of coal jobs (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Texas defies EPA, approves coal-fired plant permit (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The real snow job in D.C.: Obamacare waivers skyrocket to 729 + 4 states; 4 new SEIU waiver winners

Ohio state snooper who targeted Joe the Plumber gets new government job

It Was Good Ta Be Da Queen: Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Air Force Fun’ Update

Obama jobs death toll: Coal, oil, gas workers on the chopping block; Update: Abbott Labs slashes 1,900

Beltway Prom Night hangover: AFL-CIO and Chamber of Commerce now dating

Iranian Book Celebrating Suicide Bombers Found in Arizona Desert (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Morning Bell: Conservatives Must Lead Where Obama Has Failed

First They Came for the Lasers…

Obamacare Forces More Layoffs at Daley’s Old Firm

Grain, Soybeans Rise as Food Riots Spur Demand for U.S. Exports (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Shut Down The Federal Reserve, Break Up The Big Banks And 16 Other Ideas Barack Obama Could Have Proposed If He Actually Wanted To Fix The Economy

SF Lawmaker Refuses to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

Soros Warns Euro Crisis May Divide Continent

California Town Stops Accepting Cash!

Survey: France More Anti-Capitalist Than Communist China?

Turn off the Lights: Federal Government Utility Bills Cost Taxpayers Millions

SurvivalBlog:

Finally, It’s the Fed That Has Become Too Big to Fail

Gold Holdings in ETPs Plunge Amid Signs of Recovery

Nevada Unemployment: The Worst Gets Worse

Second Wave of Housing Bust Hammers More Cities

Consumer Confidence Index Hits Eight-Month High

US Economy Contracting, Pound Plunges

World’s Economy Recovery Continues, Says Think Tank

01/27/11

Social Justice Taliban Style

Is this what you want in America? Well, America has opened her arms wide to these barbarians and honor killings and worse happen right here on our soil. This is horrific. Stoning is a slow, tortuous death. There is nothing holy about this, more like from the hell mouth itself.

Stoned to death with her lover: Horrific video of execution of girl, 19, killed by Afghan Taliban for running away from arranged marriage

01/27/11

Voice of the Copts, Call for Freedom and Justice

By: Ashraf Ramelah
Voice of the Copts

In Egypt, at this moment, most cell phone and texting services have been suspended and Twitter usage has been entirely shut down by the state regime as people across Egypt rally in the streets in a second day of protests.

Regime police using pressurized hoses to jet ice cold water into the crowd, scattered protesters yesterday and at least seven people were killed in the street.

In light of the people’s revolution occurring in Egypt at this moment (similar to Tunisia last week) and the Egyptians who are finally asking for their freedom and liberty from a thirty-year dictator who destroyed the economy, culture and the people’s dignity, Voice of the Copts demands justice by calling for the arrest of Mubarak and his family members and all other regime members who took part in the damage and ruination of Egypt along with a freeze of all their assets inside and outside the country of Egypt.

We are also demanding that all Western countries refuse acceptance of any member of Mubarak’s family as well as any regime member fleeing from Egypt.

Voice of the Copts condemns Mubarak and his regime partner members for attempting a genocidal plan against the Copts of Egypt and exporting terrorists to the free world to destabilize European countries as well as the United States of America and open opportunity for Islamic infiltration and Islamic supremacy.

Furthermore, for Egypt’s arrest of Egyptian intellectuals and freedom fighters, Voice of the Copts demands that all Western countries freeze diplomatic relations with the current Mubarak regime in a sign of solidarity to those oppressed, discriminated against and persecuted in Egypt.

Voice of the Copts demands that all Western leaders who believe in freedom and human rights, extend their hand and power to help those who for over half a century suffered from an illegitimate system that took power over Egypt with false statements of religious freedom and harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims and ruled the country in hypocrisy.

In addition, Voice of the Copts requests that the international criminal courts begin to take action to bring justice to the people regarding atrocities committed by Mubarak and his regime.

01/27/11

‘When discussions were more reasoned and informed’

By: Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot

PBS TV Series “Free to Choose” by Economist Milton Friedman
The legendary PBS TV series “Free to Choose” (1980) by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman is now available on Google Video for free (by courtesy of the Palmer R. Chitester Fund).

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More from this morning’s email (and you’re getting the benefit!)

From Jason:

Many of you, especially you Glenn Beck fans, are familiar with the “Cloward-Piven Strategy”, the leftist-intellectual-couple’s 1966 method of overwhelming the system as a way to replace the federal welfare system with a guaranteed annual “salary”.

National Review Online yesterday posted a clip from a TV series that Milton Friedman produced in 1980, which was part documentary and part intellectual discussion on free enterprise vs. centralization called “Free to Choose”. In one of the discussion clips, Friedman debates Frances Fox Piven (when she was a professor at Boston University) and other academic intellectuals.

There’s also a clip that includes a debate with Thomas Sowell, who becomes extremely agitated with Piven, as does Friedman. These are two of the Right’s greatest intellectuals going up against one of the Left’s most radical and influential intellectuals. (In my opinion, Friedman and Sowell make mince meat of Piven, and Sowell’s attack on her is cheer-worthy.) Substance of the arguments aside, I found it interesting that throughout the discussion, Piven appears to be in a state of constant anger, with an irremovable scowl, which contrasts with both Friedman’s and Sowell’s more relaxed body language and frequent smiles. Just a telling observation.

These short clips, which I thoroughly enjoyed, led me to begin watching the entire “Free to Choose” series. I watched the first two episodes last night, and they were brilliant. (A young CEO named Donald Rumsfeld appears in one of the discussions, along with politicians, business leaders, academics, and other Ruling Class types.)

In my view, there’s no better debater and teacher of free market principles than Friedman. He’s more than an economist, he’s a big picture guy who understands human nature. I certainly relate to the way he thinks, even while he’s 10 times more intelligent and knowledgeable than I am.

This show is 31 years old now, but everything here is just as relevant today. These are timeless principles, and it shows that some things never change.

Watching this also made me long for a period where the discussions on these topics were more reasoned and more informed than what we see today on the cable talk shows. These were intellectual giants who were able to make a coherent argument and carry on a civilized discussion without constant interruption and a desire for sound bites.

So if you have a nerdy streak, like me, I think you’ll really enjoy this.

Here’s a 9 min clip of Friedman and Sowell taking on Piven:

Here’s a clip of Sowell slamming Piven over equality of outcome:

Here is the first of 10 hour-long episodes (I’m confident you can find the other 9 without my help):