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National Press Conference…. Oil Price Spurs ANWR Action

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 17, 2008

To pay less, save the environment, and stop sending trillions to foreign dictators. “We can’t drill our way out of our energy problem.” This daily mantra underscores an abysmal grasp of economics by the politicians, activists, bureaucrats and judges who are dictating US policies. If only their hot air could be converted into usable energy.

This is from Syrin, who hosts a radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She will be broadcasting live at 2.30 PM Eastern Time, and you can listen to her here:

Or on her show page, and join in the chat room (I don’t know if it will be open or not) and interact with her and the chatizens.

I enjoy downloading and listen to Syrin’s shows, and hope that you will, too.

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Economists see US avoiding recession

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 11, 2008

LOS ANGELES—The U.S. economy will suffer as the slumping housing market eats away at job creation and consumer spending, but the nation should avoid slipping into a recession this year, according to a new economic report.

A recession could still happen though, if the credit crisis that has stifled the housing market deepens, preventing consumers from buying big-ticket items like cars and businesses from spending on equipment, according to the quarterly Anderson Forecast by the University of California at Los Angeles.

“We don’t see that happening,” said Edward Leamer, director and co-author of the forecast released Tuesday. “This is a tough call, but I will be very surprised if this thing actually precipitates into recession.”

The forecast anticipates job growth remaining sluggish in 2008, with the U.S. unemployment rate rising to 5.5 percent by the end of the year. The February rate was 4.8 percent.

The forecast expects the economy to post gross domestic product growth of about 1.5 percent this year, rising to about 3 percent growth in 2009. GDP grew 2.2 percent in 2007, the weakest showing in five years.

The no-recession forecast runs counter to the outlook among many economists and financial pundits, who contend the economy has already started to shrink amid rising unemployment, job losses, record oil prices, and the lingering effects of the housing and credit crises.

The U.S. lost 63,000 payroll jobs last month, the second consecutive month of job losses. The last time the U.S. posted a two-month drop in payroll jobs was in 2003, when employers were still struggling through the aftermath of the 2001 recession.

Leamer said the nation may be experiencing negative economic growth in the current quarter. Economists generally look for at least two consecutive quarters of negative growth before they make a recession determination.

Source: Denver Post

[Emphasis mine throughout the article–TP]

Commentary

Of course, for Democrats, it is already settled science that we are in a recession, if not an outright depression. I expect that their report on the death of the American Economy is greatly exaggerated, like all those types who have been calling for a Financial Catastrophy since the 1980’s.


Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1900.

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Scooter Libby is Free for the Fourth!!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 3, 2007

President George W. Bush has righted a terrible wrong. Huzzah!


“The fact is that had President Bush…had the courage to call Joe Wilson on the carpet…Libby would not be facing jail time today.”


Now, Mr. President:

Free Political Prisoners Ramos, Compeon, Hernandez, and Aleman. There are likely others I am not aware of that US Attorney Johnny “Satan” Sutton has locked up for simply doing their jobs. Free these men!!!


Fire US Attorney Johnny Sutton. This man should be prosecuted for Prosecutorial Misconduct, disbarred, and put in prison.


I found a list on the CNN website of Presidents since FDR with the numbers of Pardons and Sentence Commutations for 11 Presidents. I have computed the average number of each per year as an example to people that this President finishes in 11th out of 11 Presidents for the numbers of each per year of Presidency:




George W. Bush: 6 1/2 years 2001 to July 2, 2007
Pardons: 113………………………………………..17.38 per yr
Commutations: 4 (including Libby)………..0.62 per year

Bill Clinton: 8 years 1993 to 2001
Pardons: 396………………………………………….49.5 per year
Commutations: 61………………………………….. 7.625 per yr

George H.W. Bush: 4 years 1989 to 1993
Pardons: 74………………………………………….. 18.5 per yr
Commutations: 3 …………………………………… 0.75 per yr

Ronald Reagan: 8 years 1981 to 1989

Pardons: 393…………………………………………. 49.125 per yr
Commutations: 13………………………………………1.625 per yr

Jimmy Carter: 4 years 1977 to 1981
Pardons: 534…………………………………………..133.5 per yr
Commutations: 29………………………………………. 7.25 per yr

Gerald Ford: 3 1/2 years 1974 to 1977
Pardons: 382……………………………………………..109.14 per yr
Commutations: 22……………………………………….. 6.29 per yr

Richard Nixon: 5 1/2 years 1969 to 1974
Pardons: 863 ………………………………………………..156.91 per yr
Commutations: 60………………………………………….10.91

Lyndon Johnson: 5 years and change 1963 to 1969
Pardons: 960…………………………………………………192 per yr
Commutations: 226…………………………………………45.2 per yy

John F. Kennedy: almost 3 years 1961 to 1963
Pardons: 472…………………………………………………157.33 per yr
Commutations: 100…………………………………………33.33 per yr

Dwight Eisenhower: 8 years 1953 to 1961
Pardons: 1,110………………………………………………138.75 per yr
Commutations: 47…………………………………………….5.875 per yr

Harry Truman: almost 8 years 1945 to 1953
Pardons: 1,913………………………………………………..239.125 per yr
Commutations: 118…………………………………………..14.75 per yr


These figures are noteworthy, eh?

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Senators Dole, Burr, and The Daily Planet

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 29, 2007

I’d like to thank both of North Carolina’s US Senators for voting against cloture on the latest Amnesty attempt by those who would destroy America.

Who’ would have thunk that Dole would be more sensitive to her constituents than Burr, who has been touted as more conservative than Dole.

This is a victory that belongs to the conservative grassroots movement, and is but one of many to come. 2008 is looking better all the time.

The Asheville Daily Planet has published an article about the Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration, and did a much better, and accurate job of reporting than the AC-T.
If The Daily Planet ever became a daily, I believe they would give the Waste of Times a run for their money inside the city limits of Asheville.

To recap my own coverage of the Rally, see below:

[part one]
[part two]
[part three]

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