The Top Ten Most Gerrymandered Congressional Districts in the United States

By: Zombie
Pajamas Media

(In the first half of this essay, Gerrymandering 101, I explained how gerrymandering works and why it’s so ubiquitous. Here in the exciting conclusion I name and shame the ten most gerrymandered districts of the current 111th Congress — plus 20 bizarre bonus districts not mentioned in the title.)

(10.) North Carolina-12

This is what most people imagine when they think of a gerrymandered district — what I call “Gerrymander Classic.” NC-12 looks very much like the gerrymandered districts of the 19th century, but taken to extremes. As bad as it is, NC-12 at least looks like a congressional district, with meandering lines, consistent width, and hand-drawn appearance. As we’ll soon see, modern gerrymandering is often another animal altogether, with jarring shapes and artificial boundaries that are not just offensive to the eye but somehow feel like an insult to rationality.

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Bill Gates on Capitalism‘s ’Systemic Problems’

From: The Blaze

I have never been a fan of Bill Gates which I won’t get into on this blog – I just feel he is a dishonest criminal… From eugenics to progressive Marxism, Gates endorses all that is fascist and evil. He cloaks it in what seems to be good deeds. He hates the very capitalistic society that made him wealthy. Do not fall for sweet words that sound like pie in the sky – this man is not your friend – he is an egomaniac elitist with global designs.


Financial News Update – 11/11/10

Why Italy’s Government May Be on the Brink of Collapse

Openings Give Obama Chance to Shape Military (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Earmark Myths and Realities

Morning Bell: Providing for Those Who Serve

Social Policy Out, Defense Priorities In at Armed Services Committee

Chinese Economic Data: More Tall Tales

Irish Yields Explode In Just The Last Hour, And Now There Are Rumors Of An IMF Bailout

Irish Yields Surge To Delirious New Highs

Government Workers Making $150,000+ Have Doubled Under President Obama

Here’s The Real Sign That Investors Fear An Imminent Irish Collapse

We’re Getting The First Details From The Commission To Reduce The Deficit

If You Think The US Is Anything Like Ireland, You’re Not Paying Attention

The Death Of The Dollar? Here’s 11 Signs We’re On The Verge Of A Global Currency Crisis

There’s A Huge Anti-Austerity Protest In London Right Now

The FBI Presents: Everything You Wanted To Know About Mortgage Fraud But Were Afraid To Ask

The Fed’s QE2 Misadventure Will Cost U.S. Households $4.6 Trillion

Here’s that Gold-Versus-the-Dow Chart You Wanted (Pricing the Value of the Dow in terms of Gold) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

New Report Warns Of “Unprecedented Decline” In Home Values And No Stabilization In Q3

Is The QE Trade About To Blow Up In The Face Of Commodity Speculators?

The Problem For So Many Countries Is That You Can’t Sit Out A Currency War

The Mortgage Fraud Scandal Is The Biggest In Human History (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

New World Currency To Replace The Dollar Would Slay The Gold Bull Market (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Repeal the 26th Amendment!

Greenspan warns over weaker dollar (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

China’s Reluctance to Take Yuan `Medicine’ Hampers G-20

Home Prices Fall in Half of U.S. Cities, Realtors Say

Chinese Missiles Could Close U.S. Bases in Attack, Report Says

Mortgage Rate for 30-Year U.S. Loans Falls to Record

Axelrod Says Obama Opposed to Permanent Top Tax Rate Extension

White House Signals It Will Accept Tax Cuts Extension

Left, Right Balk at Deficit Panel


UPDATE: China lashes Fed pumping as risk to global recovery

Lula: World headed for ‘bankruptcy’

G-20 deals prove elusive

DEAL: China to buy stake in GM

GE Buying 12,000 Chevy Volts From GM

CONFUSION: Axelrod Denies Obama Would Concede on Bush Tax Cuts


Texas faces deeper cuts to balance budget


UK Govt to withhold welfare checks from some unemployed

GOOGLE pours another $3.2M into genetics company


Fiscal Decentralization Initiative (USAID/DoS – Soros collaboration) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Chinese Central Bank Announces High Alert For Inflation (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Obama’s Clever Way to Punt the Tough Calls: Driving the Dollar Down (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Nouriel Roubini vs. the Mises Institute?

Britain Rises Up?

Entitlement Foibles

Why Crisis Is the New Profit Center

Insider Selling Hits All Time Record Of $4.5 Billion In Prior Everyone Is Getting Out Of Market (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Grantham: Fed Manipulates Stock Market to Boost Economy

Boehner: I Won’t Cave to Obama on Tax Cuts for Wealthiest

New Congress Must Defund Legal Services Corporation, AARP, and Soros (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Presidential Panel: “Freeze Military Pay” (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

China’s SAIC close to GM IPO stake buy-sources (ChiCom Motors) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Obama under fire at G20 summit (O’s a lightning rod for foreign anger after electoral losses) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The NGO Army of George Soros & Maurice Strong (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

George Soros U.N. Panel Organizes $100 Billion Climate Change Shakedown Aimed Against U.S. (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Pelosi Wants to Push DREAM Act Amnesty Bill Possibly Next Week

Confirmed: Obama Administration Lied to US Public to Push Their Drilling Moratorium

Leftist British Students Smash Conservative Party Headquarters (Video)

Coming to the US and soon…

GOP Leader John Boehner: I’ll Fly Commercial

Here It Comes: Municipal Debt Funds (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

General Electric to sink $2billion into China development as production moves from the U.S. (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Gold At $3,800/Oz, Or Nominal GDP At $5 Trillion? Take Your Pick (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Boiling Frog: Effects of QE2 On The Bottom 80% of the U.S. Population (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

GE to buy 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015 (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Really Worrying Part About Chinese Inflation: It’s Being Driven By Food Prices (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Dems Incensed Obama’s Fiscal Commission May Recommend Sweeping ::gulp:: Spending Cuts

Confirmed: Obama job-killlers Salazar, Browner lied about drilling ban rationale

15 Reasons Why Barack Obama’s Debt Commission Is An Exercise In Futility – The U.S. Government Will Never Have A Balanced Budget Ever Again

Dr. Drew Predicts ‘Massive Flight’ of Physicians & Hospital Closures Because of ObamaCare

Jesse Jackson Calls ObamaCare Repeal Efforts ‘Creeping Genocide’

Lou Dobbs Signs With Fox Business Network


Market pundit Robert Wiedemer recently had the nerve to call gold “the biggest, baddest bubble of them all.” What myopia. He’s looking up at gold’s position only because his vantage point is from the veritable crater formed by the collapsing U.S. Dollar. Gold is simply rising to its natural level, amid a bevy of fiat currencies that are in a frantic race to the bottom. The precious metals are nowhere near the end of the current bull market.

China Says Fed Easing May Flood World With `Hot Money’

Fed Will ‘Self Destruct,’ Policy ‘Deeply Flawed’: Ron Paul

Sullivan: The Coming Fiscal Catastrophe in the United States

US Debt Crisis: What NOT to Do When Your Country is Broke

14 Pieces of Bad Economic News

Germany 1914-1923 Hyperinflation — Coming Here?

Currency Wars For Dummies

Bankruptcy of US is “Mathmatical Certainty”

Credit Scores To Be Revised Amid Soaring Mortgage Defaults

Glenn Beck Video Clip: So What Happens Next? Part 1Part 2Part 3

Currencies: Seven Charts You Should See

Stocks Have Collapsed in 2010, When Priced in Wheat

Americans on Food Stamps Reach New High


Communists Work to Build Party in the South

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Although hundreds of Southerners have joined the Communist Party USA, “many of them have never had a sit-down discussion with a party leader.”

Scott Marshall, center front

To correct that situation and to boost numbers in the Communist party’s weakest region, Illinois based Party Vice Chairman Scott Marshall and North Texas comrade Jim Lane plan a tour of Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, November 11-24.

The CPUSA New Members Committee sent out an invitation:

“Interest in the Communist Party USA is rising across the South. We have gotten inquiries about our party, our program, our philosophy and our strategy from all the Southern states. Many are asking how to join and become active. Many also want to know how we are organized and how to form clubs or study groups. Many have also participated in our on-line webinars and discussions. Because of this interest, and because we are seeing clusters of inquiries from areas of Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky, we are planning a two week trip through these areas….”

According to Jim Lane, the CPUSA has a “rich tradition in the South and there are a number of longtime comrades scattered here and there. Additionally, young people are more and more realizing that capitalism has no solutions for them and are seeking information from CPUSA.”

In addition, Marshall and Lane intend to report regularly to CPUSA publications so that “all progressives in America can better understand Southerners and one another.”


Indian Communists Make Exception for Obama

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

What do Indian Communists know that most American voters don’t?

From MyNews.in:

Sitaram Yechury

“Since I was told that the communists have been a part of mainstream politics of India throughout, I feel really pleased to meet an Indian Communist.” Barack Obama told Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury at the Rashtrapati Bhawan banquet as they were introduced and both shook hands.

Yechury told Obama that the Indian communists have been in the political mainstream “throughout.”

Marking a departure from their past practice, leaders and MPs of the CPI(M) and the Communist Party of India, both militantly have anti-US stances, attended Obama’s speech in Parliament on November 8.


Happy Veterans Day!!!

Hat Tip: Jean Stoner/Brian B.

In honor of Veteran’s Day — thoughts about redemption

Story of Four Not-So-Famous Brothers Inspires

Pray For Our American Heroes and our Nation: Veterans Day 2010(11/11/10)[Prayer]

“I Honor Back” by Jon Kahn

How can we ever say thank you enough to all of you? Our heroes, our warriors, our brethren – may God bless you each and every day. We honor you this Veterans Day and hold you dear to our hearts and say a prayer for you and yours…

To Our Troops This Veterans Day

America’s forgotten heroes– Vietnam Vets

We honor our Veterans, con’t.


Robert Welch: “America Will be Destroyed from Within” (1958)

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

In this 1958 speech, Robert Welch, founder of the often maligned John Birch Society, states that America is going to be destroyed from within. Mr. Welch goes on to list point by point how this will be carried out.

If more Americans had listened back in 1958, the country would not be in the situation it is now in. Everyone should now listen to Robert Welch’s crucial message and take action – before the opportunity to restore America has passed us by.