Links to Visit – 01/04/10

The Anchoress – Brit Hume and Tiger Round Up

Gateway Pundit – John Kerry Denied Entry Into Iran (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Ace of Spades – Good Lord: “I think it is unfair and, frankly, political to take pot shots at the president as we respond to this failure in our systems that we’ve got to get fixed.” — Sen. Claire McCaskill Obama’s Counter-Terrorism Advisor: No “Smoking Gun” (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Director Blue – ‘The U.S. has no way of avoiding a financial Armageddon’ (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Right Side News – Are Americans Too Stupid to be Free? (Hat Tip: Carolyn Cooke)

The New Editor – Iranian journalist gets prison term, desert exile

Judicial Watch – Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2009 (Hat Tip: Lorie Byrd)

AEI – The Open Hand, Slapped (Hat Tip: The Radio Patriot)

American Thinker – Berkeley’s Unbearable Whiteness of Science (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

The Radio Patriot – Say it. “Aiding and Abetting Enemies”.

Bookworm Room – Apres le deluge — Dieu?

Jules Crittenden – That 1937 Feeling

Doug Giles – Muslim Condom Bomber Attacks America on Christmas Day

The Hill – Third party-crasher got in to first state dinner (Hat Tip: Kim Priestap)

Gateway Pundit – How’s That Hopenchange Feel Now? Youth Unemployment Surges to Record High

Gateway Pundit – Outrage! NPR Uses Taxpayer Money to Create Teabagger Bashing Video

Gateway Pundit – Jobs, Jobs, Jobs… Obama’s Biggest Failure in 2009 (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Stimulus Cash Went to Nonexistent Zip Code Areas, Too

Big Government – Al-Qaeda Terrorist May Be Offered Plea Agreement: Administration Defends Decision

Michelle Malkin – Fight the SEIU & Demcare corruption: Support Scott Brown for Senate

Michelle Malkin – The Census boondoggle: $340 million ad campaign

Michelle Malkin – Two federal agents shot in Las Vegas; suspect killed

Breitbart – More suspected terrorists moved to watch lists

LA Times – Obama’s nuclear weapons plan runs into resistance

BBC – Bono internet policing idea draws fire

walb – ‘Obama effigy’ found hanging in Georgia

NBC Chicago – Gang signs overtake Chicagoland

Reuters – Clinton says Yemen situation is global threat

WSJ – Iran Plans Large-Scale War Games

Breitbart – Venezuela begins 2010 with electricity rationing


Housing Numbers Paint Bleak Outlook for 2010

By: Bob McCarty
Bob McCarty Writes

“This has been a phenomenal year for the economy,” wrote Jeff Harding in a Daily Capitalist post six days ago. “There have been major, fundamental changes that will affect our lives for many years to come. I don’t see these changes as a good thing for the short or long term.”

Harding went on to focus on 10 aspects of the economy that contributed to 2009 taking shape the way it did. They included — but were not limited to — everything from Keynesian economics and deficit spending to health care legislation and the deflation-inflation debate.

Because I never recovered from the “D” I received in my first college economics class which, by the way, was a macroeconomics class for upperclassmen in which my counselor mistakenly placed me as a first-semester freshman, I will not attempt to offer an intelligent discussion of each point addressed by Harding.

Instead, I’m going to paint a picture using visual aids prepared by First American Core Logic about the housing market as of the end of September 2009. [Hint: The numbers in the charts below indicate things will only get worse in 2010. Click on any image below to enlarge.]

To better understand the information offered in the charts above, read the first page of the Dec. 18, 2009, report in which the charts appear.


On the Wings of Eagles

Garry Hamilton took these pics last weekend while we were out at Lake Coeur d Alene. We went there two different days and each time saw about a dozen eagles. Some caught fish from the lake right in front of us. We have lots more pics as well. Bald Eagles are just magnificent birds and so worthy of being a symbol of America…