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More Cash for Clunkers Fallout: Decreased Industry Output by 3 Billion Dollars

We covered the debacle that was Cash for Clunkers as it happened. Ulterior Motives in “Cash for Clunkers?” Cash for Clunkers: Revisited Cash for Clunkers Revisited: More Damage Done Cash for Clunkers Update: Jobs Created for the Bargain Price of $1,400,000 a Pop Additional evidence of it’s failure continue to come in years later.  The latest Cash for Clunkers evidence comes to us courtesy of the Lonely Conservative… This is how Democrats “help” the economy. The government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program – pitched as a plan to jump-start U.S. auto sales and clean up the environment by getting gas-guzzling vehicles […]

Obama Sold Americans Lemons. Thirteen Americans Died In Those Lemons

After finally solving problems with computer viruses this past weekend, there was an e-mail waiting from a good friend. He was wondering about General Motors’ recall of 2.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches, which have caused at least thirteen deaths, and what the Obama administration knew at the time it was illegally bailing out GM  with $49 billion of your money. Well, one thing we can say with  certainty is that President Obama was totally unaware of this problem at that time, because he never knows anything until or unless he hears it on MSNBC. The truth is that […]

School Kids Say ‘Thanks’ To Michelle Obama for Their Crappy School Lunches

Michelle Obama should be proud.  The school lunch program that she championed is such a great success, that students all over the US are singing it’s….praises? The Blaze has some tweets…   Yes, the kids are speaking out, and it seems to be more cursing than anything else.   Of course, the government’s response is been to basically say STFU. As a result of these clearly fulfilling lunches, over 1,000,000 less children are taking part in the school lunch program.  In the extended economic fail fueled by Obama’s policies should cause the school lunch program to grow even more.  But, as […]

Mother of Student “Suspended” for Opionion on Common Core

Public schools are agents of liberalism.  Therefore, expect force and censorship to be part of the methodology.  Take the example of Katherine Duran, who was “suspended” from her son’s school for opposing Common Core… A school in Sacramento, California, has suspended a mom over her stance against Common Core. You read that correctly, the Mark Twain School in Sacramento has told the mother of a 12-year-old student that she has been suspended for two weeks. Police in Sacramento served the 14-day suspension to Katherine Duran in her home following a disagreement with the school over the soon-to-be enacted Common Core standards. […]

Obama at European Press Conference: Only One Person Claps

If you ask liberals, who recite their talking points very well, President Obama has “restored out standing in the world.”  Or, America is respected even more in the world.  Apparently, they think that apologizing all over the world, bowing to foreign kings, blowing up people with drones, and being punked by every regime that takes a shot at him, is earning respect.  For the latest example, here is the crowd’s reaction to Obama in Europe last week… Yup, Obama is changed our image in the world.  We are now a laughing stock.

Lena Dunham Appears Nude on SNL and Ratings Tank: Coincidence?

I have to admit that I pondered the title for this post far more than usual.  Using the words “Lena Dunham,” and “nude” in the post title might repel a ton more readers that it would attract.  But, just out of the irony, I thought I might cover it.  Come to think of it, I really wish she would cover it too-all of it. Lena Dunham did appear nude on SNL last Saturday, and the ratings tanked… As expected, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham got nude on Saturday Night Live this weekend, in one scene mocking the Genesis Eden story, where […]

Venezuela: Communist Dictator Blames Others for Failure of Communism

As I have noted many time, leftists, whether they  call themselves communists or not, share the blame game with their fellow travelers.  When the Soviet Union’s beautiful collective farms failed to produce; causing the Soviet Union to go from being a food exporter to starving millions, someone had to be blamed.  Rather than admit that their bastions of equality and social justice were a steaming pile of rancid failure, they created scapegoats.  “Conspirators” with the “imperialist capitalists,” usually some poor slobs that the political commissars didn’t like, were rounded up, or “disappeared.”  It didn’t really solve the problem, but at […]

Obama’s Race-Based School Discipline Quotas?

Yes, you read that right.  Apparently, the Obama Administration decided that correct disparities in school disciplinary figures, that there must be quotas!  Bill Whittle and the Trifecta gang have more… Um, I’m about as speechless as the commentators.  This is asinine beyond explanation.

Crises Response by Two Presidents: A Look Back

As we head into the new year, with an eye on the upcoming, all-important mid-term elections, let’s take a look back at how two different presidents handled a crisis, shall we? These events are separate; each having their own hurdles and problems, but both tied to the same geographic area. On one hand, we have President George W. Bush and one of the major crises of his administration – that would be Hurricane Katrina. And on the other, we have President Barack H. Obama and his response to the Gulf Oil Spill. On April 20, 2010 the deep water oil […]

New Jersey’s New Gun Laws Result in Higher Murder Rate

According to Wyblog, New Jersey  reacted to the Sandy Hook massacre by passing some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.  And, like other states or cities that have passed strict gun laws, the murder rate went up… In 2013 NJ enacted the stricted gun laws in the nation, and the murder rate soared Last year our knee-jerk liberal fascists reacted predictably to the Newtown, CT school shooting by enacting some of the strictest gun control legislation in the nation. Also last year the murder rate in our fine state soared to a seven-year high. Coincidence? I mean […]

Diane Feinstein Twists Space-Time Itself to Defend Obama’s Lies Regarding ObamaCare

When Clinton said, “…depends on what your definition is ‘is,’ is,” we had thought we heard the pinnacle, or nadir, or political diversions and lies. But, Obama’s ObamaCare, “If you like you plan, you can keep it,” has far surpassed Clinton’s fib for all out intentional lying.  Consider it a more bold act of audacity. If you thought Obama’s persistent lie was bad, you should see how Diane Feinstein tried to defend it! FEINSTEIN: Well, as I understand it, you can keep it up to the time — and I hope this is correct, but this is what I’ve been […]

Cash for Clunkers Update: Jobs Created for the Bargain Price of $1,400,000 a Pop

Government programs tend to fail, and fail hard.  “Cash for Clunkers” was no exception, as we had covered here at the CH 2.0. Ulterior Motives in “Cash for Clunkers?” Cash for Clunkers: Revisited Cash for Clunkers Revisited: More Damage Done So then, we see a report that indicates that some jobs might have been created, to the tune of $1,400,000 a job.  Steve, at Motor City Times, has more… Free markets are the only way to go: A Bookings Institution study found the $2.85 billion program “provided a short-term boost in vehicle sales, which were pulled forward from sales that […]

CNN Report Indicates That ObamaCare Website Wasn’t Ready, and the Obama Administration Knew

Once again, we see that the Obama administration knew about the quality and performance issues with ObamaCare website. Washington (CNN) — The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN. Read documents The caution, from the main contractor CGI, warned of a number of open risks and issues for the HealthCare.gov web site even as company executives were testifying publicly that the project had achieved key milestones. On Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Medicaid Chief Marilyn Tavenner, whose job […]

ObamaCare Damage: Support Chat is Useless

Like many websites, the Healthcare (dot) gov site has a chat support function.  It is either automated, or staffed by OFA rejects that have simply given up. H/T: Moe Lane

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Backfiring?

Bullying is considered to be one of the most significant problems in our schools.  I can see that, and I don’t really disagree.  I would say that the leftist indoctrination is far worse, but that is a post for another day. After months of covering #FreeKate, I now know more about bullying than I ever cared to.  From the death threats, the threats to “ruin people professionally,” the “digging up of “dirt,” on law enforcement personnel, as well as the victim’s mother, the simple insults and false claims about critics,  to the “doxing” of people that state the truth about […]

Does Barack “Barry Soetero” Hussein Obama Suffer from Victim Mentality?

With a name like that, who wouldn’t? But seriously, Dr. Keith Ablow, psychiatrist and frequent talking head on Fox News, does think the man-child in the Oval Office suffers from “victim mentality” and that this fact explains much about Mr. Obama’s irrational behavior. President Obama’s rhetoric is finally coming closer to what appears to be his psychological truth:  Because America victimized him and countless millions of others, any person or party or movement that opposes his views and does not yield to him is not just his adversary, but abusive, predatory and even threatening. The Doctor goes on to explain […]

This is What Liberalism Does to a City: Abandonded Library in Detroit

Detroit is the perfect exemplification of long term results of liberalism on a geographical area.  Massive corruption, crime, flight of businesses, fight of productive people, decay, death-it’s all there, for the world to see.  Of course, liberals there follow the classic strategy of making it someone else’s fault, but that fall on deaf ears.  As yet another examples of Detroit’s ruins, here is a link to some images of a public library-long abandoned by the citizenry; of which, nearly half cannot read.   

Americans Storm Lincoln Memorial Park Police Mass To Remove Then

It seems that in this government shutdown, the Park Police some how has the money to have more police to keep people out than they ever had to let them in.  Funny, isn’t it?  Well, some Americans decided to ignore the democrat shutdown by going over, or through, the “barrycades” around the Lincoln Memorial. Here is some news footage… It is said that the Park Service amassed a “small army,” and ran off the intruders.  That, of course, begs the question, if the have that many park police on duty, why aren’t the monuments open in the first place? The […]

Obama is so Bad, He Makes Putin Look Really Good?

Vladimir Putin took to the airwaves and systematically, and very politely made Barak Obama look like an utter tool and amateur.  Seriously, it was politics as art. Watch the whole thing.  If, when I was 24, you would have told me that the Russian President would make the American President look like a simpering fool, I would have laughed.  I’m laughing today, but for an entirely different reason.