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To: Honey_bee who wrote (117)4/2/2012 11:21:53 AM
From: locogringo
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Poor, poor, Groaner................it's not fair.

Noone (sic) likes him, wants him around (including Obama), no friends, not many places left to post.

Unloved, unwanted unneeded unliked

Maybe Yahoo will give him a thread to play at.

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To: locogringo who wrote (124)4/2/2012 12:05:24 PM
From: Honey_bee
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Well, he's been bugging me at my blog yesterday and today. "Pretending" to be someone who thinks that David Korn has a fan club blog. LOL!

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From: Honey_bee4/2/2012 12:14:51 PM
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Larry Kudlow vets Obama:


There Obama Goes Again

By Larry Kudlow
March 30, 2012 4:00 P.M.

As Ronald Reagan famously said, “There you go again.”

Of course, Reagan was blaming Jimmy Carter for launching false attacks during a debate. And that line was so effective, it not only helped Reagan win the debate, but a presidential election that would change American history.

But “there you go again” can apply equally to President Obama. Once again this week, the president was out on the campaign trail bashing and oil and gas companies. And he continued to spread major falsehoods about this industry, which I guess is the polite way to put it.

Obama is obsessed with oil and gas. He is a prisoner of the left-wing environmental groups. And really, he’s extending his leftist class-warfare attack from rich people to successful oil and gas producers.

What seems to have Obama especially steamed is the fact that the conventional-energy companies are profitable. Especially the five largest. So he wants to tax them. He then wants to redistribute their income to his favorite green-energy firms. Sound familiar? I don’t know which is more important to the president — the fact that he hates fossil fuel, or the fact that he hates success. Or that he wants an energy-entitlement state.

But here’s what I do know, factually.

Oil companies have an effective corporate tax rate well above 40 percent. And they operate within one of the highest-taxed industries in America. According to the Tax Foundation, for more than 25 years, oil and gas companies have sent more tax dollars to Washington and state capitals than they earned in profits. That’s a fact.

Single-handedly, oil and gas companies finance over 10 percent of non-defense discretionary spending within the U.S. budget. According to the Wall Street Journal, ExxonMobil, the world’s largest energy firm, paid out $59 billion in total U.S. taxes over the five years prior to 2010 while earning only $40.5 billion in domestic profits.

And Obama wants to raise taxes on conventional-energy firms by somewhere between $40 billion and $80 billion? Whatever happened to the supply-side principle that if you tax something more, you get less of it?

But with gasoline prices headed towards $5 a gallon, and with oil prices over $100 a barrel, virtually the whole country outside of the White House wants more oil, more retail gas for the pump, and more energy supplies everywhere in order to bring prices down. Raising taxes won’t do it.

Make no mistake about it: Fossil fuel is going to drive the American economy for decades to come.Green energy is not.

Obama’s other line of attack is that oil companies shouldn’t get any subsidies. They made too much money for that. Well, I’m against oil subsidies. There’s about $90 billion worth in the federal budget. Better to end them, slash corporate tax rates across the board, and let the free market decide energy policy and production.

But on the subject of subsidies, so-called renewable-energy subsidies (think Solyndra) are 49-times greater than fossil-fuel subsidies, according to studies by the Congressional Research Service. And the Congressional Budget Office says renewable green energy received 68 percent of energy-related tax preferences in fiscal year 2011, while fossil fuels got only 15 percent. Additionally, oil, natural gas, and coal received 64 cents per megawatt hour in subsidies, while wind power alone received $56.29 per megawatt hour. That’s 100-timeswhat fossil fuels got.

By the way, the so-called subsidies that Obama is talking about are really depreciation write-offs for investment. Oil companies get a 6 percent deduction from income. Most manufacturing industries get 9 percent. And every company in the economy is eligible for faster investment write-offs.

Frankly, the most pro-growth corporate-tax policy would be 100 percent cash-expensing for new investment, a slashed corporate tax rate, and no more subsidies, preferences, and carve-outs. That would be an unbelievable job-creator.

But President Obama is too busy spewing falsehoods to support his ideological agenda than to take account of the facts. And while he’s at it, one of the greatest, pro-growth revolutions ever is taking place right under his nose. It’s the oil and gas shale miracle, which if left unfettered will turn America and Canada into an energy-independent New Middle East inside of ten years.

In fact, the collapse of natural-gas prices brought on by this revolution could become one of the biggest tax cuts for the economy in history, making all our industries vastly more competitive, revolutionizing transportation, and providing more consumer real income at home.

Obama should quit the demagoguery, stop bashing oil and gas, stop taxing success, and let our ingenious, creative, free-enterprise private economy spur America to a new generation of prosperity.

– Larry Kudlow,NRO’s economics editor, is host of CNBC’sThe Kudlow Report and author of the daily web log, Kudlow’s Money Politic$.

Read more: nationalreview.com 







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From: Honey_bee4/2/2012 9:47:02 PM
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Obama commits treason and betrayal with leaks -- all to prevent Israel from launching an attack before the election. This is very dangerous to us and to Israel and is unconscionable.

With Leaks, Obama's Last Excuse on Israel Gone

President Barack Obama has run out of excuses for his anti-Israel policy. He has long boasted of "unprecedented" security cooperation with Israel on his watch (largely the result of policies enacted before he arrived at the White House). Yet his administration’s recent leaks about Israel’s possible military plans to to prevent a nuclear Iran have undermined Obama’s assurances. This is not cooperation--it is sabotage.

Indeed, the Iranian regime could not hope for better intelligence sources than what Obama’s defense officials leak to the media on a regular basis. First there was the revelation in June 2010 that Israel might use Saudi Arabia's airspace in order to fly a more direct route to Iran. The unanticipated Saudi-Israeli cooperation was leaked to, and then reported by, the London Times, citing anonymous “U.S. defense sources.”

Next, there was the bizarre leak by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta himself in February that Israel might attack Iran “in April, May, or June.” The leak--unprecedented in the history of U.S.-Israel relations--removed any element of surprise that Israel might have enjoyed, and effectively helped postpone any Israeli strike while allowing Iran additional time to prepare and to develop its nuclear weapons program.

Then, most recently, Foreign Policy reported--again, citing anonymous U.S. defense sources--that Israel had hoped to use an air base in Azerbaijan as a possible way to launch an air strike against Iran.

Media observers began to notice the pattern--”Did the U.S. just torpedo Israeli deal for a base in Azerbaijan?” the Christian Science Monitor asked--and to wonder why Israel’s “best friend” was doing so much to help the enemy.

Obama has pointed to his administration’s support for Israel’s “Iron Dome” and Arrow missile defense systems, along with increased security aid and joint military exercises, as evidence of his commitment to Israel’s security. These achievements have also been hyped by Obama’s supporters to cover up his glaring failures and broken promises on Jerusalem, on the peace process, and on confronting the genocidal Iranian regime.

Now, with the Obama administration regularly interfering with and revealing Israeli military plans, it is impossible for Democrats and their media allies to make the ever-more-ridiculous claim that he is the best friend Israel has had in the White House.

Worse, the Obama administration is helping Iran unravel the U.S.-Israel alliance, exposing Israel to attack and allowing Iran to threaten America's interests and stature.


Read more: breitbart.com 

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To: Honey_bee who wrote (127)4/2/2012 9:52:19 PM
From: Honey_bee
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The Vetting - Valerie Jarrett Keeps Obama Close to Radical Roots




by Joel B. Pollak 4 hours ago

Valerie Jarrett is not only one of President Barack Obama’s closest advisors; she also is one of the most radical, with close connections to the Chicago left that nurtured Obama in his early political career. The Iranian-born Jarrett (her parents were American expatriates) found a foothold in Chicago politics through her marriage to Dr. William Robert Jarrett, whose father Vernon held sway as a columnist on the Chicago Sun-Times--for a time, the city’s only major black columnist.

In 1991, Vernon Jarrett enthusiastically promoted a Chicago visit by professor Derrick Bell, who was still on voluntary unpaid leave from Harvard Law School, in protest at the faculty’s refusal to hire visiting professor Regina Austin.

Read more: breitbart.com 

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To: Honey_bee who wrote (128)4/2/2012 10:53:48 PM
From: Farmboy
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I just wonder how Michelle tolerates that relationship!

LOL

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To: Farmboy who wrote (129)4/3/2012 12:13:25 AM
From: Honey_bee
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Interesting question, Farmboy. I meant to highlight the part that says Jarrett was born in IRAN.

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From: Honey_bee4/3/2012 10:52:18 AM
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Vetting El Presidente, who feels no guilt in threatening (or insulting) the Supreme Court:


EL PRESIDENTÉ OBAMA THREATENS THE SUPREME COURT IN THE ROSE GARDEN……..

Not such a rosy display by the Hugo Chavez of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.



Obama ‘confident’ Supreme Court will uphold his healthcare reform law By Jonathan Easley and Amie Parnes - 04/02/12 02:36 PM ET

President Obama on Monday said he is confident the Supreme Court will uphold his healthcare reform law and warned a ruling against it would be an “unprecedented” act of judicial activism.

Speaking at a Rose Garden press conference alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama weighed in for the first time on last week’s high court hearings, which left many Democrats fearful that the court is poised to strike down his signature domestic achievement.

“I’m confident the Supreme Court will uphold the law,” Obama said. “The reason is, because in accordance with precedent out there, it’s constitutional.

“That’s not just my opinion, by the way,” Obama continued. “That’s the opinion of legal experts across the ideological spectrum, including two very conservative appellate court justices.”

The president said it would be “unprecedented” for the court to strike down the individual mandate to have insurance because the law was passed by “a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.

Obama warned the high court against “a lack of judicial restraint,” in which “an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.”

[...]

During the press conference, a reporter asked Obama if he had a contingency plan in place if the healthcare law is struck down. The president did not answer the question directly, simply reiterating, “As I said, we’re confident that this will be upheld.

I’m confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld,” he said. “Again, that’s not just my opinion. That’s the opinion of a whole lot of constitutional law professors, academics, judges and lawyers who examined this law, even if they’re not particularly sympathetic to this particular piece of legislation or my presidency.

What Obama is doing, is trying to intimidate SCOTUS to vote his way, letting them know that he will do everything within his power to demonize the court if it strikes down Obamacare as being unconstitutional. Take into consideration that it’s less than a week that the court heard the case. This is a Hugo Chavez-like public announcement to the 5 members of the Supreme Court, the other four hacks are already in the bag, especially Kagan who was his soliciter general during the passage of the bill in Congress. Talk about hacks.

Read more: tundratabloids.com 

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To: Honey_bee who wrote (131)4/3/2012 12:15:26 PM
From: Farmboy
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What a disgrace to this country.

Just how low will he go? Well, I doubt there is a limit.

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To: Farmboy who wrote (132)4/3/2012 5:10:58 PM
From: Honey_bee
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He will show us how low he can go if he is re-elected. We won't like it...Pray it doesn't happen.

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