Alaska hits 50 below! Is this really proof of global warming? 1


By Tom Quiner

The president wants more folks on food stamps.

Aol is losing customers since purchasing a liberal website.

Chris Matthews must have been comatose during the Bush years.

And the best: cold temps in Alaska prove global warming. Time to sit back and enjoy a few belly laughs from our friends at NewsBusted. Their humor is the best kind: it comes at the expense of our liberal friends.

Have a great Friday.

What’s the biggest issue in America? 1


By Tom Quiner

The Senate refuses to pass a budget.Several big issues are top burner issues in America right now. One of the biggest? Our runaway deficits and unfunded entitlements.

America is desperate for political leadership.

They will not get it from the Democrats. It’s now been 1106 days since the Senate passed a budget.

In other words, at a crisis point in America’s financial history, a point where we need a responsible budget more than ever, Democrats choose to cavalierly shirk the law they themselves crafted in 1974, The Congressional Budget Act.

The House Republicans have done their duty and come forth with a responsible budget that is a starting point.

Senate Democrats don’t want to face the political heat, so they simply ignore the law, just as they and the president ignored the blue ribbon panel he empaneled over a year ago to provide solutions.

The White House doesn’t care. Press secretary, Jay Carney laughed it off with “Well, I don’t have an opinion to express on how the Senate does its business with regards to this issue.”

They president and his party blame Republicans, of course. Until the Senate comes up with their own budget, they would be advised to shut up and apologize profusely to their very worried constituency.

 

 

What’s going on with the Republican campaign? 1


By Tom Quiner

The Republican establishment wants Mitt Romney to be their candidate.

Rank and file Republicans don’t.

Rank and file Republicans don’t want a man with fuzzy convictions and a demonstrated willingness to compromise and cave in to liberals.

The dynamic in this race is fascinating. Mr. Romney has the best organization and the most money of his remaining rivals, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul. He has devoted a big chunk of his resources to destroying Newt Gingrich with a glut of negative advertising.

It may have worked. Mr. Gingrich’s campaign is reeling.

And yet two out of three Republicans don’t want the “Massachusetts moderate,” to quote Mr. Gingrich. They want a fiscal conservative, and that includes each of Mr. Romney’s rivals.

We are watching the steady ascension of Rick Santorum. The Republican compromisers, such as Bob Dole and John McCain, want Romney. But look how well their approach worked. Contrast that with a conviction candidate like Ronald Reagan who swept to two landslide victories.

Can Rick Santorum go all the way? I think he can. He has consistent convictions. He doesn’t have Mr. Gingrich’s baggage. He is strong and decent. And he’s smart as a whip. He knows how the system works.

I heard him speak this summer at a small gathering. He said if a Republican wins the White House, Obamacare CAN be undone.

Readers of this blog know of our embrace of Newt Gingrich. If Gingrich’s campaign can’t regain its footing, and it may still do so, Mr. Santorum is a candidate we can quickly embrace.

Rick Santorum proves the old adage: slow and steady wins the race.

Why Obama is the “biggest wet blanket to progress in my lifetime” Reply


By Tom Quiner

Steve Wynn says job creation won't begin until Barack Obama is gone.

Steve Wynn, developer of the Bellagio, The Mirage, and Treasure Island

Do you know where that quote is from, that President Obama is the “biggest wet blanket to progress and job creation in my lifetime?”

It comes from a wealthy and powerful Democrat, Steve Wynn, the famous Las Vegas developer.

I’m in Las Vegas. As I look around this town, I see Mr. Wynn’s properties everywhere. His newest, the Wynn, is spectacular. Although I’m no fan of Vegas, I acknowledge that Steve Wynn knows how to create jobs.

Now he tells us job creation will not happen until Barack Obama, the man he supported for president, has been replaced by a Republican.

Mr. Wynn’s assessment of Obamanomics is worth reading in its entirety:

“Well, here’s our problem. There are a host of opportunities for expansion in Las Vegas, a host of opportunities to create tens of thousands of jobs in Las Vegas. I know that I could do 10,000 more myself and according to the Chamber of Commerce and the Visitors Convention Bureau, if we hired 10,000 employees, it would create another 20,000 additional jobs for a grand total of 30,000.

I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I’m afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States. You watch television and see what’s going on, on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up and wrangles both parties in Congress.

But everybody is so political, so focused on holding their job for the next year that the discussion in Washington is nauseating. And I’m saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime.

And I can prove it and I could spend the next 3 hours giving you examples of all of us in this market place that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our healthcare costs escalate, regulations coming from left and right. A President that seems — that keeps using that word redistribution.

Well, my customers and the companies that provide the vitality for the hospitality and restaurant industry, in the United States of America, they are frightened of this administration. And it makes you slow down and not invest your money.

Everybody complains about how much money is on the side in America. You bet. And until we change the tempo and the conversation from Washington, it’s not going to change. And those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President.

And a lot of people don’t want to say that. They’ll say, “Oh God, don’t be attacking Obama.” Well, this is Obama’s deal, and it’s Obama that’s responsible for this fear in America. The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution, and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest or holding too much money. We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists.

Everybody’s afraid of the government, and there’s no need to soft peddling it, it’s the truth. It is the truth. And that’s true of Democratic businessman and Republican businessman, and I am a Democratic businessman and I support Harry Reid. I support Democrats and Republicans. And I’m telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he’s gone, everybody’s going to be sitting on their thumbs.”

Mitt is still thinking like a liberal 3


Imagine the huge impact on the U.S. if we could find jobs for teen age males and engage them productively before they get themselves into trouble. What a boon this would be for America. The beauty is that it doesn’t require a government program. It simply requires more freedom, freedom to let each worker sell his or her productivity for what the market will bear. More…