Friday, August 31, 2012

Ryan's Right

The media wasted no time essentially calling Paul Ryan a liar after his recent speech at the Republican National Convention.  Salon and Yahoo both ran "fact checks" -- Salon even had the gall to call theirs the "definitive fact-check" -- that highlighted points where they (and their masters the Democrat Party) disagreed with Ryan. 

I'm focusing on one example of the egregious malpractice of the Liberal media.  They, along with Democrat carnies such as Al Sharpton, claim that Ryan's comment on Obama and the Janesville, Wisconsin GM plant is either "a lie" or "factually incorrect." 

Here's Ryan's comment: "My home state voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factor.  A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: "I believe that if our government is there to support you. this plant will be here for another hundred years." That's what he said in 2008.

Well, as it turned out, that plant didn't last another year." 

The various media and Democrat outlets claim that the GM plant shut down in December of 2008, before Obama took office, so he couldn't be blamed for its closing. Even without any defense at all, this point is light years away from showing where Ryan's comment was incorrect.

Here's the bigger problem.  From the Janesville Gazette, dated April 21, 2009:

The plant shut down three months after Obama took office.  He could have taken some action if that was what he wanted to do.  Ryan was correct, the people who disputed his point were wrong, they owe him an apology, and they should swear never again to use the words fact or lie.  

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Newsweek: WOW!!!

Niall Ferguson has written a piece that absolutely, in great and painful detail, eviscerates Obama's presidency, pointing out Obama's failures in every aspect of the office.  

And it's the cover story.  

Is this the same Newsweek that said "Obama is God"?? (Or at least Newsweek editor Evan Thomas said it back in 2009.)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Vice President Paul Ryan

Well, not yet. Keep your fingers crossed. Mitt Romney announced his selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.  For anyone who has any doubts about this guy, take a look at this video that I wrote about in January of 2011.

Edit:  Turns out I wrote about Ryan again in July of last year.  This guy's as sharp as anyone you've ever met.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Other People Say Smart Stuff, Too - Part XXXV

Pat Buchanan, in a column excoriating the Obama White House for endorsing, “through its cynical silence,” the “moral atrocity” of the ad by an Obama Super PAC which implies that Mitt Romney was complicit in the death of an Obama supporter’s wife:

“Obama has steadily diminished both himself and the office he holds.”

Friday, August 03, 2012

Unemployment news

Today the government came out with its statistics on (un)employment in America. Here are the highlights from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Unemployment rate
July, 2011 - 9.1%
June, 2012 - 8.2%
July, 2012 - 8.3%

So that's improvement, right? Well, not so fast.

Labor force participation rate
July, 2011 - 64.0%
July, 2012 - 63.7%

This figure measures the percentage of Americans (civilian and noninstutitional) over age 16 who are either employed or seeking employment. Those "not in the labor force" are unemployed, but are not counted as unemployed in the government's official report. So how many more people are in that group in July 2012 compared to July 2011?

Over two million people, "unemployed but not counted as unemployed."

Added in one year.