Archive for August, 2012

Ryan and His Panicky Critics

The president’s apologists correctly sense peril for their favored candidate.

Paul Ryan’s speech accepting the Republican party’s nomination for vice president was everything that could have been hoped for by the Romney campaign and more. It made the case against President Obama in devastating terms — using humor and memorable line after memorable line to drive home the main point that the president has been a miserable failure in office. The speech is likely to have lasting impact in this campaign.

Which perhaps explains the panicky reaction of the mainstream press and Ryan’s liberal critics. Almost from the moment Ryan finished his speech, apologists for the president (including the Washington Post) have come out swinging, quite plainly indignant that Ryan landed so many punches when the usual media filters couldn’t stop him.

Read more by James C. Capretta at National Review

Taxes Forcing US Companies To Move Abroad

More big U.S. companies are reincorporating abroad despite a 2004 federal law that sought to curb the practice. One big reason: Taxes.

Companies cite various reasons for moving, including expanding their operations and their geographic reach. But tax bills remain a primary concern. A few cite worries that U.S. taxes will rise in the future, especially if Washington revamps the tax code next year to shrink the federal budget deficit.

Read more by John D. McKinnon from The Wall Street Journal, posted at Yahoo Finance

Do Your Pants Sag Low, Do They Jiggle To And Fro?

Personal responsibility has become about as rare as a lion’s dinner. There once was a time in which people did self-assessments, following unfavorable occurrences or outcomes. People had no problem looking at themselves in the mirror, and accepting some blame where it was due. Prior generations actually TOOK PRIDE in owning up to shortcomings, while striving to correct such self-caused problems. But this concept has been gone longer than Karrine Steffans’ virginity. We now live in a society that takes solace in the idea that they can place responsibility (for THEIR actions) on society as a whole. You can live without consequence, since we have a system in place which allows you to pass the buck like generous exotic dancers sharing with one another. You do not have to fess up to any contributions you made to your own mess, financial or otherwise. You can simply say that OTHERS are responsible. Especially the government.

Posted by Marquis “Motionn” Campbell at KiraDavis.net

“College graduates should not have to live out their 20s

. . . in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life” –VP Candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI)

2012 Republican National Convention

Pathetic: MSNBC Cuts Speeches Given by Minorities at RNC From Coverage

To fuel their false “GOP is racist” argument, MSNBC conveniently cut every speech given by a minority from their RNC coverage tonight. Francesca Chambers at Red Alert has the evidence:

–SNIP– MSNBC doesn’t have the evidence to back up their claims that the GOP is racist, so what do they do? They manufacture it based on lies and false coverage.

Read more by Katie Pavlich at Townhall

VP Convention event: A Tribute to Paul Ryan on Wed Aug 29

A Tribute to Paul Ryan
Wisconsin Is Proud of You!
America’s Comeback Team

Join us on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the
Republican Party of Milwaukee County office
1488 S. 84th Street, West Allis, Wisconsin
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Feel free to come early

Help us make phone calls for the Romney/Ryan campaign
Watch Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan
give his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention,
“We Can Change It” theme on Wednesday in Tampa Bay, Florida
Food and beverages will be provided

For More Information contact:
Field Director Samantha Machart at 414-803-8534
smachart@wisgop.info
We look forward to seeing you!!!!!

Download a flyer for this event

Please RSVP at this link

www.gop.com/

PolitiFiction

The website PolitiFact is going to be truth-squadding the Republican convention speakers this week, delivering verdicts on which claims are “mostly true” and which deserve a “pants on fire” rating. Our advice: Pay no attention to those ratings. PolitiFact can’t be trusted to get the story right.

Read more at National Review

Voter registration will accept smartphone data, GAB says

Voters registering to vote at the polls in November will be able to display a utility bill or bank statement on their smartphone or computer screen to prove their address, state election officials decided Tuesday.

Stating that they weren’t “dinosaurs,” the retired judges who sit on the state’s Government Accountability Board unanimously overruled a staff recommendation that the elections agency hold off on any final decision on the issue until after the fall elections.

Voters needing to register have to show a document proving where they live, but currently even the paper copies are just shown to poll workers who don’t keep them.

Read more by Jason Stein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic ‘Jumah’ Prayers After Rejecting Cardinal’s Blessing (And You Won’t Believe Who’s Invited)

The Democratic National Committee is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with hosting Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though it denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event.

Read more by Erica Ritz in TheBlaze.com

Goldman Non-Prosecution: AG Eric Holder Has No Balls

–SNIP– In the notorious Hudson transaction, for instance, Goldman claimed, in writing, that it was fully “aligned” with the interests of its client, Morgan Stanley, because it owned a $6 million slice of the deal. What Goldman left out is that it had a $2 billion short position against the same deal.

If that isn’t fraud, Mr. Holder, just what exactly is fraud?

Still, it wasn’t surprising that Holder didn’t pursue criminal charges against Goldman. And that’s not just because Holder has repeatedly proven himself to be a spineless bureaucrat and obsequious political creature masquerading as a cop, and not just because rumors continue to circulate that the Obama administration – supposedly in the interests of staving off market panic – made a conscious decision sometime in early 2009 to give all of Wall Street a pass on pre-crisis offenses.

No, the real reason this wasn’t surprising is that Holder’s decision followed a general pattern that has been coming into focus for years in American law enforcement. Our prosecutors and regulators have basically admitted now that they only go after the most obvious and easily prosecutable cases.

If the offense committed doesn’t fit the exact description in the relevant section of the criminal code, they pass. The only white-collar cases they will bring are absolute slam-dunk situations where some arrogant rogue commits a blatant crime for individual profit in a manner thoroughly familiar to even the non-expert portion of the jury pool/citizenry.

Read more by Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone

Convention Send-Off Rally with Paul Ryan on Mon Aug 27 in Janesville

Convention Send-Off Rally with Paul Ryan and the Republican Team

Janesville Craig High School 401 South Randall Ave Janesville, WI 53545

Doors open 8:45am, Program begins 10:45am

All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No
bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted.

Details about this event, and to RSVP and get your ticket, please visit: http://www.mittromney.com/states/wisconsin/events/convention-send-rally-paul-ryan-janesville

Questions: TeamWI@mittromney.com | (608) 535-9307
For Important Campaign Updates: Text WI to GOMITT (466488)

Details here

Flyer here

REGISTER HERE

Chains we can believe in

Democrats more obsessed with how Romney spends his own money than how Obama spends ours.

“He just isn’t bright” – Rudy Giuliani on Joe Biden

The current administration is “Intellectually exhausted,” as Mitt Romney points out, and is now in “rope-a-dope” mode, trying as best it can to avoid answering any substantive questions on its record.

As Rush Limbaugh has championed, this is “the Kardashian president.” He is long on charisma, short on substance and out of his depth on what to do with the economy other than tax and spend. Obama did sheepishly admit at another swing state campaign stop that the economy has slowed. Indeed, for the same reasons that Michael Jackson slowed down in 2009 – making poor decisions and relying on quacks for advice.

Both Ryan and Obama were campaigning at the Iowa fair, where Obama bought 10 beers for people (actually he taxed us for six beers and borrowed the cost of the four other beers from China), and ate fried pork with his hands. Ryan was offered greasy fair food and declined – probably because he knows Medicare is going bankrupt and it will be up to him to stay healthy if he wants to live.

Read more by Ron Hart at OC Register

“Lord of Flies”: Federal Reserve version

The first draft of “Lord of Flies” was rejected by the publishers.

From Abstruse Goose

Back In The USSR: American Life Under Obama

–SNIP– Too many people think that freedom, opportunity and a variety of choices are ever-present features of life in the U.S. — that fundamental transformation of America will not affect accustomed standards.

When we lived in the U.S.S.R., locked away from the world, kept from traveling abroad and surrounded by government-controlled sources of information, we couldn’t imagine what kind of life people had on the outside. Simple things, like tomatoes in stores in winter, seemed improbable.

–SNIP– It’s stunning for an immigrant from a socialist country to hear in the speeches of Democratic Party leaders platitudes taught in socialist countries. Even more stunning is how they resonate with people born in the free world.

Read more by SVETLANA KUNIN at Investors.com

Why Does Wall Street Always Win?

After a long summer of high-profile scandals — JPMorgan Chase trading, Barclays rate-fixing, HSBC money laundering and more — the debate about the financial sector is becoming livelier.

Why has it become so excessively dominated by relatively few very large companies? What damage can it do to the rest of us? What reasonable policy changes could bring global megabanks more nearly under control? And why is this unlikely to happen?

Read more by Simon Johnson at NY Times

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