Posted by: nhfalcon | January 29, 2012

Your (semi-) Daily Dose of Reality v.1.29.12

(and another week goes by…)

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Oh, come on! I had to lead with that! 🙂

* – you’re gonna need to sign in to your YouTube account to see this because it has a maturity rating, but damn, it’s funny!

* – I am embarassed to admit that I did not know the NFL also sent all-star cheerleaders to the Pro Bowl.

* – just another reason to admire Wes Welker. 😉

* – the return of Ferris Bueller?

* – more Hobbity goodness!

* – RIP, Juan Epstein.

* – RIP, Merlin.

* – RIP, Lost in Space robot.

* – here’s a nice little heartwarming story from my old stomping grounds.

* – are there really no such things as “death panels“?

* – boy, that Chris Christie is such a homophobic racist, huh?

* – less illegal immigration equals lower unemployment in Alabama.

Weird, huh?

* – well, here’s one of the dumbest mayors in the country!

* – I need to get back to reading GayPatriot on a more regular basis. Here’s some of his better posts lately:

#1

#2

#3

* – ah, OWS – making friends and influencing people wherever they go.

* – now, you knew there’d be at least one nanny-state story in this edition, right?

* – or maybe more than one.

* – or maybe more than two.

* – or maybe more than three.

* – or maybe more than four.

* – another nice piece of work by SEAL Team Six.

* – now this is a really big bomb!

* – the old Soviet Union certainly had some interesting ideas for military technology, didn’t they?

* – I really don’t have a problem with trimming a half-trillion dollars from the military budget – if it’s done the right way.

* – another Obama-backed green energy company bites the dust.

* – straight from the source – a memo from Larry Summers, former Director of the United States National Economic Council under Obama (he left the position in November of 2010) – are some interesting looks into the minds of Obama and his economic policy makers.

* – look at this ridiculous list of unauthorized expenditures by our government.

* – I’m sure the few liberals who read this blog will immediately dismiss this because it comes from Fox News, but the numbers tell an interesting story.

* – even the Chinese eventually figured out capitalism was better than communism.

* – Obama vs Romney in the arena of charitable giving.

But Romney is the greedy capitalist pig? And apparently the only money that Obama wants to “spread around” is anobody’s but his own. Nice.

* – while we’re at it, let’s talk about Romney’s so incredibly wrong tax rate.

* why are we listening to Al Sharpton talking about fairness and taxation?

* – and now on to the State of the Union address

Yes, I watched it. No, not by choice. Cookiemaker wanted to watch it, so I sat through it. As surprising as it may be to my four readers ( 🙂 ), there were parts of it I actually agreed with:

“We should start with our tax code. Right now, companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas. Meanwhile, companies that choose to stay in America get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and everyone knows it. (so, Mr. President, you’re actually admitting here that high taxes on corporation is a bad thing? Who are you and what did you do with the real Barack Obama?!)” Absolutely.

“Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let’s offer schools a deal. Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. In return, grant schools flexibility: To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren’t helping kids learn.” Right on.

“Let’s never forget: Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a Government and a financial system that do the same. It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody (I started to feel like I was watching a real-life version of the movie Dave, because this didn’t sound like the BHO I was used to hearing).”

“There is no question that some regulations are outdated, unnecessary, or too costly (at this point I’m willing to bet even Michelle was wondering who the hell this guy was…).”

However, as you might imagine, I also either rolled my eyes or snorted with derision through most of it.

So, let’s fact-check it, shall we?

How about we fact-check it some more?

Here’s the Heritage Foudation’s take.

Here’s some more reaction from Heritage.

What about the real State of the Union (according to Glenn Beck)?

And now for the GOP response:

And Herman Cain’s Tea Party response:

* – so, we’ve all heard about Brewer v. Obama by now, right?

* – oh, btw, here’s the letter Brewer wrote to Obama.

* – I’m not a hockey fan, but I think I want an autographed Tim Thomas jersey. 🙂


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