A tale of two cities

Almost one year ago a killer tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama, killing 52 people and damaging or destroying 2000 buildings.  A month later, another killer tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people and damaging or destroying 6000 buildings.  Each city took a different approach to recovery and restoration. Read more

Democrat jobs creation failure now includes government “training” failures too!

I wish I had more time to get into the Cato Institute’s policy analysis paper – written 25 years ago – concerning the ineffectiveness of almost 50 different federal “job training” programs managed by multiple government agencies. With President Obama’s reference to even more federal outreach programs this week, Michelle’s Malkin’s column brings the topic – and their total failure – back to the forefront.

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Connecticut’s smoke and mirrors budget and other liberal wish lists

Just an amazing post from the Big Government site about Connecticut’s Democratic legislature and Democratic Gov. and their pursuit to prove that big government tax sucking liberalism can actually work. I was stunned reading the post to see just how liberal the state has become. Sometimes it isn’t until you see it in print that you actually believe any state legislature could go this far. Read more

CK speaks: Obama solidifies the Democrats as party of big government UPDATE: Obama video plus transcript

Worth the listen … not much commentary needed. Read more

Bi-partisan commission on reducing the debt – draft report

With the federal legislative session not exactly in full swing, you have plenty of time to review President Obama’s bi-partisan commission’s “how to reduce the debt” draft report. Unfortunatley, I don’t have time to read much this evening, but I wanted to provide you a link to the PDF for your reading pleasure.

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Here come the fun police!

Earn more! Government pay higher than private sector

And the numbers you’ll see beneath the fold does not reveal the huge disparity in benefits provided to those with public sector jobs. In 83 percent of comparable jobs, government employees make more.

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Expansion of federal government – mission creep

Familiar with the term mission creep? In business, a project starts with specified business requirements and after the project gets rolling, new requirements – or change orders – are added after the fact increasing costs and sometimes destroying the project. Nick Gillespie over at Reason TV talks mission creep in government projects.

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ACORN: Who will be fired in Philadelphia? Housing, prostitution, fraud

Will Katherine Conway-Russell, office director at the Philadelphia ACORN office be fired? Will the main stream media post dozens of required retractions since they claimed James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles were kicked out of the ACORN office? Will Media Matters disown ACORN and post their own retractions? Update: More video added.

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The Revolution Has Begun

I am highlighting this article because it it  just an incredible piece of writing and pulls together what has been happening over the past 7 months better than anything I have read. Big H/T to RVO reader Linda for bringing this article to my attention over at Big Government.

DC Tea Party protest

It’s written by Chris Burgard, a writer, producer, Hollywood stuntman, who has received critical acclaim for his documentary “Border”, about the chaos on America’s southern border.

On Saturday he traveled to DC to document the truth and here’s a portion. Just make sure you read it all.

As I looked out down from the balcony of a twelfth story Pennsylvania Avenue  apartment, our host told me that in all of her decades in DC, she had never seen anything like this.

Either the entire corps of the Mainstream Media are entirely incompetent or they are complicit in propaganda of the greatest proportions.  Do not be fooled.

Robert Gibbs said on Friday that the White House was unaware of the rally… he didn’t know who this group was.

Mr. Gibbs, this is not a group. These are the American people, and they came here to remind you that you work for them.

All day long, I saw people pushing strollers. I saw people on crutches and in wheelchairs. But the image that will stick with me the longest was when I saw an elderly woman, possibly near 80 years old, lying in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue. She was seizing very badly. She had walked almost a mile in the DC heat, but her body just couldn’t take it. Her elderly sister looked on as the paramedics worked on her. I don’t know if she made it, but she was a patriot.

I will put her courage and commitment up against the arrogance of the political elite any day.

Make sure you read it all. Please. One final note. In 1970  Gil Scott-Heron‘s poem “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” became a cultural anthem of sorts. At least in one way Scott-Heron was right. He just had no idea it would apply to the revolution taking place today. The media ignored the run up to Saturday’s protest and then continually under-reported the numbers. The MSM are tripping over themselves to hide us when the pictures clearly show not thousands, not tens of thousands but hundreds of thousands.

The revolution will not be televised … but it will continue nonetheless.