Financial News Update – 02/12/10

Here’s Why The Real Jobs Loss Number Was 5x Worse Than What The BLS Reported

Green Shoots Sprouting Up All Over The Place…Watch Out One Might Stick Up Your Ass!

House Dems offer mixed signals on Senate jobs bill

UK’s Brown Says Global Bank Tax Near

Economic Instability a Result of Extreme Imbecility

Keynesian Economics: A Halfwit’s Guide to Monetary Inflation

Dollar Index Up: A Momentary Safe Haven from Greek Debt

Fund Dedicated to Concept That Gov’t Will Never Abandon Credit Expansion

Outside the Beltway: AZ Rejects Economy Killing Energy Taxes

Obama’s Very Weak Hand: When All Else Fails, Try Bipartisanship

AP: President Obama’s Jobs Bill Won’t Create Many Jobs

Shilling Sees 50 Percent Chance Stocks to Hit New Low

Greece turns on EU critics

New tax bombshell awaits UK – 20% VAT!

Obama’s Tax Pledge in Question

Dems Prepare Health Care Reform ‘Plan B’


How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece to Mask its True Debt

Big Government’s Big Shortfall

Stocks Up After EU Pledges Support for Greece

Moral Support, But No Money, EU Says to Greece

Oil Up for Fourth Day on Strong International Demand Outlook

The Fed’s “Exit Plan” is Just Another Secret Gift to Wall Street

Jason Kelly Reviews the US and European Economies

Banking and Housing Payments Devoured Middle Class Income

Stocks Fall as Bernanke Points to End of Stimulus

Trade Deficit Jumps Sharply in December

Consumers Spent Modestly in January

Oil Nears $74 as Weak Dollar Offsets High Supplies

EU Officials Wrangle Over Possible Greece Rescue

Greek Bailout Looking Increasingly Likely

British Airways Credit Downgraded by S&P

Think PIGS are in Trouble? These Seven US States Could be Headed for Something Worse


NEW VIDEO: Tea Party Express III – Just Vote Them Out

The last few days we’ve been preparing a new TV ad to run to raise awareness of our Tea Party Express III: Just Vote Them Out effort.

We are launching our biggest Tea Party Express tour ever, and combining it with campaigns against the worst of the Big Government tax-spend-bailout Demmocrats and RINO Republicans.

Watch the ad below. And then help us purchase airtime for the ad next week. We want to do our first sneak-peak run of the ad to coincide with the Conservative Political Action Conference that will be taking place at the end of the week.

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Help us get this ad on the air – on national television networks – by making a contribution of any amount from as little as $5 up to the maximum allowed contribution of $5,000. You can contribute online – HERE.

If you prefer, you may also mail in a contribution to our headquarters:

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Links to Visit – 02/12/10

The Volokh Conspiracy – If You Brandish a Gun in Self-Defense in Kansas, You’d Best Shoot It

SodaHead – After America, There is No Place to Go (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Liberty Pundits – The Steve Schippert Show #27 – Interview with author Michael Ledeen

Moonbattery – My Kind of Candidate

Bob McCarty Writes – Think Twice Before Opening Door to Census Worker

Kenneth Timmerman – Is the Voice of America Pro-Iran?

Critical Political Thinking – In Which I Suggest That the Brains of Progressives Are Wired Backwards (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Whiskey and Gunpowder – Secession as a Solution to the Washington Debt Threat

Logistics Monster – THIS Will Be Obama’s Waterloo: Raising Taxes (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Washington Times – Reid puts his bill before bipartisanship (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Business Week – Obama ‘Agnostic’ on Deficit Cuts, Won’t Prejudge Tax Increases (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Yahoo! News – EU lawmakers reject bank data deal with US (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

the raw story – No joke: South Carolina now requires ’subversives’ to register

NewsMax – Obama Espoused Radical Views in College (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Daily Finance – Revenge of the Wall Street Traders: The Fat Cats Strike Back (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

WND – Look what they’re erasing from U.S. history!

NewsOn6.com – OU Student Collecting Pictures of Snow in All 50 States (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Radio Patriot – Even ‘Rats Know When to Jump Ship

The Radio Patriot – It’s too late to apologize…

The Radio Patriot – Happy 46th Birthday Sarah!

Yahoo! News – States get new leeway to tally prisoners in census (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Telegraph – Obama’s National Defence Review ignores Iran and Islam in favour of… climate change! (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

American Digest – Something Wonderful: Democrats’ Decadent Party (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Detail on Participants – Click Here…

Party guests from left to right: Tim Geithner, John Kerry, KSM, Oprah, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Axelrod, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Party Crashers #1, Rahm Emanuel, Eric Holder, Party Crashers #2, Harry Reid, John Edwards, Bluto, Andy Stern, Bill Clinton, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Barney Frank, Kevin Jennings

Statues left to right: Che Guevara, Saul Alinsky, Obama, Chairman Mao, Lenin

Doug Ross – Ameri-Corpse: President Obama Redistributes $1.4 Billion of Your Money to His Radical Community Organizing Pals (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Family Security Matters – Iran: Eyewitnesses to a Revolution

Right Side News – Al-Jazeera Invades Canada and Threatens America (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

NetRightNation – Pelosi Attempts to Raise ObamaCare from the Dead (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

American Digest – The Code of the Left vs The Code of the West: Contrast and Compare (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

iMaksim.com – Democrat’s Decadent Party (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Gateway Pundit – A Disgusting Media Lie– TPM Publishes Bogus Story Citing Texas Racist As Tea Party Leader

Gateway Pundit – Andrew Klavan at PJTV Introduces: “President Me!” the Musical

Gateway Pundit – Wow. Crazy Nutjob Lawrence O’Donnell Loses It on Morning Joe (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Governor Perry & Kay Baily Hutchison Respond to Debra Medina Truther Statements

Gateway Pundit – George Lopez Says Sarah Palin Is Special Needs; Calls Her a B*tch (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Figures. Obama “Misrepresents” Republican 2009 Filibuster Record

Gateway Pundit – US Successfully Shoots Down Missile Using High-Powered Laser

Gateway Pundit – Columnist and Author Amity Shlaes Warns of Skyrocketing Inflation in St. Louis Speech (Video)

The Jawa Report – Report: Ethiopian Airlines Was Blown Up By al Qaeda (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The American Spectator – The Snow Jobs Report (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

TheRecordBlog – Mystery KC Billboard (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Atlas Shrugs – Obama’s Brownshirts in School: Thuggery and Intimidation as Teachers Browbeat Children into International Socialism

Atlas Shrugs – Front Page Interview, Pamela Geller: Organizing Kids for Obama

Atlas Shrugs – Iran a “Nuclear State”

Atlas Shrugs – Help Us Tell the Truth About the Threat to America at CPAC

FrontPageMagazine – Islam’s Child Martyrs in America (ACT! for America)

Pat Buchanan – The Bankrupt PIGS of Europe

New York Post – The president’s reality problem (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The New York Times – Sen. Rockefeller Criticizes Obama Over Coal Policy (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Matterhorn Asset Management – SOVEREIGN ALCHEMY WILL FAIL (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Michelle Malkin – John Murtha: Requiem for a corruptocrat

Michelle Malkin – The Pelosi definition of “bipartisanship”

Michelle Malkin – Not again: Another Mohammed Cartoon conflagration

Michelle Malkin – Porkulus Two follies: Harry Reid’s irony-filled snit fit

The Hill – Durbin: D.C. residents panic as if snowstorm is ‘nuclear attack’

Las Vegas Review Journal – Reid slams American Bar Association: ‘get a life’

wpbf.com – Girl, 6, Handcuffed, Committed Because Of Classroom Behavior

Bloomberg – WIRE: Obama needs to ‘start cracking some heads’

Jerusalem Post – Report: Iran disrupting satellite transmissions


The Ledger – UPDATE: School Board Rescinds iPod Giveaway Plan

Big Journalism – SHOCK VIDEO: Taliban Rape Tapes: A ‘Muslim Abu Ghraib’

Fox News – Marines Launch Major Offensive in Marjah, Afghanistan

Fox News – 9/11 Trial Battle Heats Up

Fox News – ‘Big Brother’ Is Watching

Fox News – Iran: We’ll Speed Nuke Progress if Threats Continue

Fox News – Meatless Mondays to Fight Climate ‘Emergency’?

Fox News – TSA to Clear 10,000 Workers for Secret Intelligence


Gender: Optional

By: Nancy Morgan
Right Bias

Joseph Romero, a 6 year-old Arizona boy, was diagnosed as transgender last October and is beginning his/her transition to becoming a female. When he/she reaches the age of 12, he will be given female hormones containing estrogen and plans to undergo surgery when she is an adult in order to become a full woman.

In the UK last September, a 12 year-old boy turned up at school as a girl. Over the summer holidays his parents changed his name to a female one and allowed him to don female garb and wear his hair in pigtails. The youngster is now preparing to undergo hormone treatment and surgery – and could become the world’s youngest sex-swap patient in the coming years. His school has graciously provided him/her a separate toilet and changing room.

Here in the U.S., the IRS ruled earlier this month that a Massachusetts woman should be allowed to deduct the costs of her sex-change operation. And in Portland, Oregon, there is a move afoot to have the city pay for the sex-change operations of any employees that decide they are unhappy with their gender.

Hollywood is firmly on board, as they plan a new film about the world’s first post-operative transsexual, starring heavyweights Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Over in Italy, the first prison for transsexuals is now open for business.

These cases represent the tip of the iceburg in the growing movement to make gender optional. When coupled with increasingly successful campaign to legitimize same sex unions via gay marriage, the result is an all out assault on the centuries old concepts of family and marriage.

Consider: On September 4, 1969, California Governor Ronald Reagan signed into law the nation’s first no-fault divorce law. California legislators made the case for no-fault divorce with the valid argument that no-fault divorce would remedy some very desperate situations. A woman who desired a family married to a man in an insane asylum, for example. Who wouldn’t want to make her case an exception? Who wouldn’t allow this woman legal divorce from a marriage that had ceased functioning? No-fault divorce was enacted to address these untenable situations. It was intended to address the exception, but instead, quickly became the rule.

No-fault divorce quickly spread across the United States. By 1985, all states had enacted no-fault divorce legislation except for New York. This policy, enacted in good faith, weakened the concept of family to the point where divorce is now the norm, not the exception.

A case can be made that the push to redefine gender roles and broaden marriage to include gays also has the potential of becoming the new norm. And while the very few legitimate cases of genuine gender confusion are indeed heart wrenching, the re-structuring of our society to accommodate them will very likely result in the destruction of traditional family and marriage.

Traditional families are the bedrock upon which our culture and society are based. And marriage is the glue that binds these families together. With twin assaults from the left on these institutions, America is facing the very real possibility of a radical reformation. A reformation that is based on the needs of a few at the expense of the majority. A reformation that has the potential to destroy two of America’s most basic and trusted institutions.

The left is unrelenting in its desire to redefine society. Billing themselves as champions of the oppressed, the left has made significant progress in labeling anyone who disagrees with their agenda as being motivated by hate and ignorance. Genuine objections based on faith, history, common sense and morality are ignored as the left focuses the debate on the plight of the ‘victim.’ It is a successful, proven political strategy. After all, as David Horowitz points out, “The appeal to help the underdog and defend the victims resonates with all Americans.”

The left has attained the moral high ground in this cultural battle. And they will continue to maintain it as long as the focus is on the supposed ‘victims’ and not on some very basic questions that are being left out of the equation. Namely: At what cost?

Do the feelings of the minority of gays and transsexuals trump the rights of the majority of heterosexuals? Do the feelings of 6 year-old Joseph Romero, oops, Josie Romero warrant blurring the gender roles of all citizens? Do the desires of gay couples to attain social legitimacy warrant the destruction through redefinition of the centuries old tradition of marriage? And finally, who will pay the very real costs when these social experiments fail?

These are questions that need to be addressed before the left succeeds in fashioning their brave new world. A world that caters to the feelings of the few at the expense of everyone else. A world where fealty to God and family would be replaced by political correctness and transient social experiments. A world where traditional family and marriage are considered moot and America turns into one country under men instead of God.

Pandora’s Box has been opened. It remains to be seen if we can close it. Drip, drip, drip.

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina.


How To Brainwash A Nation

Hat Tip: Diggers Realm

The Four Steps Of Ideological Subversion – How To Brainwash A Nation [Video]

Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov on Ideological Subversion in America

This amazing interview was done back in 1985 with a former KGB agent who was trained in subversion techniques. He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way those in power want them to. It’s shocking because our nation has been transformed in the exact same way, and followed the exact same steps.

These steps are:

1. Demoralize
2. Destabilization
3. Crisis
4. Normalization