As George W. Bush entered the stretch run of his 2004 reelection bid, the national unemployment rate hovered around 5.4 percent. Given that any economist worth his slide rule (sit down, Paul Krugman) would agree that 5.4 percent is barely a Joe Biden hair-plug’s breadth above nominal zero, Bush’s economic “strategery” in the years following the lemming-off-a-cliff dive by the tech sector, the housing and construction markets plunging lower than the necklines at a Vegas working-girls convention and the virtual ubiquity of global Islamofascist terrorism was no small accomplishment — especially considering Bush spent taxpayer money like a second wife.
The Farm Bill has been widely criticized for its role in altering market incentives through subsidization of crops like wheat, corn and soy. Experts have said that this increases dependency on such products — including the highly processed foods that are made from such ingredients — and leads to mass production that may cause harm to both human health and the environment.
The Democratic-led California Legislature has determined that its appointment calendars should remain private. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the State Senate and Assembly have denied a joint request from The Associated Press, the Bay Area News Group and the First Amendment Coalition to gain access to the appointment calendars of lawmakers and their key staffers.
There are a lot of misconceptions about how wilderness survival, camping and urban survival do or do not fit together. The arguments range from saying that neither wilderness survival skills nor camping will help in an urban survival situation to saying that all you need for a long-term urban survival situation is your camping or survival gear. The truth lies somewhere in between. No matter what your skill level and experience level, I have some great stuff for everyone this week.
Political enthusiasts may have noticed a few missing pieces during the GOP debate on May 5. Some viewers have lamented over the fact that the first major debate of the 2012 Presidential campaign featured a cast of lesser-known candidates.
There was once a time when the media understood it had a job to do: Question everything, take nothing for granted and do whatever it takes to ferret out the truth. Sadly, that time has passed. Now, the corporate media blindly accepts its nuggets of food from its government master — never questioning and often cheerleading rather than reporting, especially if that master is a socialist like the one we have in Washington, D.C., today.
Following several days of widespread praise for President Barack Obama, a handful of potential Presidential candidates have changed course by criticizing the Commander In Chief’s foreign policy.
Likening Osama bin Laden’s death to a popular American sport, President Barack Obama said there is no need to “spike the football” by releasing photos of the al-Qaida leader’s corpse.
*Does this really help protect liberty? Over the weekend, reports from Libya say that NATO airstrikes in the city managed to kill three of Moammar Gadhafi’s grandchildren and one of his sons. Why are we murdering innocent children in a country that poses absolutely no threat to us? *Political correctness run amuck. I have dozens […]