Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) is hoping to raise some campaign funds on Sony Picture’s decision not to release “The Interview” after threats from suspected North Korean hackers. Reaction to the his plan on Twitter was, shall we say, mixed.
Liberals keep touting the Obama recovery, but if Obama gets credit for the economy why not blame him for income gap?
We are told over and over again that Barack Obama deserves credit for the economic growth that is allegedly happening. So, if he is the one whom we should thank for this economy, shouldn’t we also hold him responsible for the growing income gap under his presidency?
The L.A. Times reports, “Wealth gap in America widens to record level, report says.”
Using the latest Federal Reserve data, the Pew Research Center said Wednesday that the median wealth for high-income families was $ 639,400 last year — up 7% from three years earlier on an inflation-adjusted basis.
For middle-income families, the median wealth — that is, assets minus debts — stood at $ 96,500 last year, unchanged from 2010.
The result is that the typical wealth of the nation’s upper-income households last year was nearly seven times that of middle-class ones. By Pew’s calculations, that is the biggest gap in the 30 years that the Fed has been collecting statistics from its Survey of Consumer Finances.
“The latest data reinforces the larger story of America’s middle-class household wealth stagnation over the past three decades,” Pew said. “The Great Recession destroyed a significant amount of middle-income and lower-income families’ wealth, and the economic ‘recovery’ has yet to be felt for them.”
The Pew data shows that lower-, middle- and upper-income households all have yet to recover the wealth lost in the Great Recession. But higher-earning families had the smallest percentage loss of wealth from 2007 to 2010. And these same households, thanks in good part to their disproportionately large stock holdings, recovered a substantial part of the lost wealth since then, while lower-income families made no pickup at all.
Seen over a longer period, the typical wealth of upper-income households in 2013 was about double what it was in 1983, after adjusting for inflation.
For middle-income households, there was practically no change in wealth over the 30-year period. The median wealth for the middle class was $ 94,300 in 1983. That peaked at $ 158,400 in 2007 and has since retreated to $ 96,500.
For lower-income households, wealth rose to a high of $ 19,100 in 2001, but has since fallen to $ 9,300 last year. Their median wealth was $ 11,400 in 1983.
So Barack Obama’s “trickle down” economics (as George Will correctly labeled it) is not working. And Barack Obama has managed to do the most for the richest Americans and do little or nothing for everyone else.
Michelle Obama’s People Magazine Interview is just more Race Baiting & Lies – Changes 2012 Target Story
Michelle Obama is once against coming alongside the usurper-in-chief to help stir up more division. And once again, just like her husband, she’s lying to do it. What once was used as a story from Mrs. Obama to promote that she had done a good deed has now been changed to claim that she was discriminated against because she’s black.
Michelle Obama was recently interviewed in People magazine,
The protective bubble that comes with the presidency – the armored limo, the Secret Service detail, the White House – shields Barack and Michelle Obama from a lot of unpleasantness. But their encounters with racial prejudice aren’t as far in the past as one might expect. And they obviously still sting.
“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” the first lady told PEOPLE, laughing wryly, along with her husband, at the assumption that the first family has been largely insulated from coming face-to-face with racism.
“Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs,” Mrs. Obama said in the Dec. 10 interview appearing in the new issue of PEOPLE.
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
However, in a 2012 interview with David Letterman, Obama told a different story… about the same story.
“No one knew that was me,” Obama said. “Because a woman actually walked up to me, right? I was in the detergent aisle, and she said — I kid you not — she said, ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, cover’s blown.’ She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not. And the only thing she said — I reached up, because she was short, and I reached up, pulled it down. She said, ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was my interaction. I felt so good.”
First, I have to confess that I am not even buying that Michelle Obama went to a Target store, much less engaged in this now questionable scenario. Second, I have to wonder if she is not only a race baiter, but also a height challenged discriminator. She was obviously using the short woman down in the 2012 story to make herself look big (ok, she is big…and her biceps are fairly big….almost man-lie).
We shouldn’t expect anything but racism from Michelle Obama. After all, both she and Toni Townes-Whitley, the creator of the miserable failure that is the Obamacare website, were members of a racist groups at Princeton: The Organization of Black Unity (OBU) and the Third World Center (TWC), which engaged in a confrontation with Jewish students on campus.” And if you want to read more about Michelle’s own racist background, take a look at this piece.
But there was also the view that Obama has of herself as “above the little people,” while at the same time trying to associate with them.
Mr. Obama then chimed in to People saying, “There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys.”
And that’s because you’re black? Seriously? Honestly, with the way he conducts himself, I’m not surprised if someone didn’t do that, but it would have nothing to do with the color of his skin, but the content of his character.
Mrs. Obama also said that he was at a black-tie dinner, and because he was wearing a tuxedo someone asked him to get their coffee. Again, Seriously? Sorry, I can’t take her serious.
“The small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing compared to what a previous generation experienced,” President Obama said. “It’s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. It’s another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed, or worse, if he happens to be walking down the street and is dressed the way teenagers dress.”
Yeah, let’s just let that little statement sink in. I’m white and I’ve been asked in a grocery store by white people and black people alike if I work there. Does that make them racist? I think not. I’ve also been asked if I would retrieve something at a store for someone before. Does that make them racist? Again, I think not.
I’ve actually never been in a limousine and never parked at a place that required a valet, I wonder what Mr. Obama thinks about that. He probably thinks because I’m white that it’s not racism and he would be right. It isn’t racism any more than his wife’s bogus story about Target, his waiter’s tale or his claim about a valet. It’s all typical lies and BS from the liar-in-chief.
But hey, the Obama’s love to race bait because it’s what gets them where they want to go… Like a 17-day vacation they took at taxpayer expense to Hawaii just after the interview with People. That’s racism in America for you!
Obama knows nothing of what men like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. endured or what men like Vernon Johns endured for the sake of the black community. They weren’t standing with their hands out, living off the theft of those around them. They were looking to live their lives without being treated like animals. Now, we endure animals who only look to have a government steal from others and redistribute it to them.
As my friend Erik Rush recently wrote, “If one subscribes to Obama’s origins narrative (wherein he was sired by a Kenyan named Barack Obama), the president has no heritage linking him to black Americans, their history, or their struggles. Rush is exactly right. Obama can’t identify with black Americans simply because he is not a black American.
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By now, most of us know how Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber feels about the American voter. He thinks that a lot of them are pretty stupid. At least, the ones who bought into the sales pitch that he created in order to convince the American people Obamacare was a terrific idea. via MRCTV
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PLEASE UNSUBSCRIBE ME IMMEDIATELY. The “Dump Boehner” campaign by your editor is the very last straw.
To treat a man of such class and dignity, let alone leadership skill, in this manner from people who call themselves conservatives is an embarrassment, a revelation of your true motives and intentions. I want nothing to do with this organization any further. I’ve almost done this time and again with the outrageous extremist articles you’ve often printed, but have stayed on only because of some important information you put out. I cannot take, however, two more pre-election years of your partisan hyper-emotionalism that is not grounded in truth or what’s best for the country but ONLY in furthering of your narrow political viewpoint, masquerading as “news.”
Here is a flashback reminder that puts feckless Hollywood in blistering perspective.
Ding, ding, ding.
And an excellent exit suggestion:
Make it happen, Twitter.
It’s certainly a rough life where you get to attend black tie dinners and eat at fancy restaurants on a regular basis.
Just imagine the difficulties of having to struggle through that while being black.
Well, President Obama and the first lady finally stopped holding back (like they ever did) and vented to People magazine about all the bias they’ve faced as a wealthy non-white couple.
First off, Barry has in the past had trouble catching a cab. As everyone knows, that only happens if you’re black.
Or so I’ve heard. I wouldn’t really know, since when I take public transportation I actually try to save money and ride the bus. I’ve had trouble catching them from time to time, but that’s no surprise. I mean, a white guy walking in L.A.? That’s pretty shady.
But back to the Obamas, who tell a horrifying tale of the time Barry was at a black-tie dinner, wearing the requisite tuxedo, and someone asked him to get coffee.
Then there was the time he was mistaken for a valet, which he assures readers is a problem unique to black men.
“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” Obama said.
I can’t even imagine how mortifying that must be — mostly because places where you need a tuxedo or where they have valet parking won’t let me through the front door as a rule.
If someone ever handed me the keys to their BMW, I’d be embarrassed too — but the ensuing road trip to Vegas would help me get over it.
The roughest patch, however, was experienced by first lady Michelle Obama, who reported being abused on a shopping trip to Target by a short woman who asked her to help get something off a high shelf.
That happens to me probably on average twice a week, so I can sympathize. Being tall and beautiful (not to mention moist and delicious) has always been a curse that I’ve had to bear.
Such sleights are “the regular course of life” for African-Americans, Michelle Obama told the magazine.
News flash: It happens to us Cracker-Americans, too. That’s not racism, that’s just people being stupid, and if that’s the worst you’ve got to complain about, you’re doing pretty well.
“If you look at after what happened with Michael Brown,” said the president, “if you looked at what happened after Trayvon, if you looked at the decision after Eric Garner, I’m being pretty explicit about my concern, and being pretty explicit about the fact that this is a systemic problem, that black folks and Latinos and others are not just making this up,” Obama told BET earlier this month.
Except that some of it is made up. Michael Brown was not a peaceful teen gunned down by a racist cop; he was a thug who beat then charged a police officer who feared for his life. Trayvon was a wannabe gangsta who got shot while trying to beat up an overzealous Latino Neighborhood Watch member. Eric Garner was a grossly overweight petty criminal who resisted arrest and was put in a head lock, not a chokehold; he couldn’t breathe because he had asthma, which probably contributed to his heart attack.
All of them were criminals behaving like criminals. Not black criminals, just criminals. And they put themselves into situations that led to their demise.
All these criminal cases are signs of something, just not racism.
And all those incidents the Obamas cite are signs that maybe the president needs to upgrade his wardrobe.
“Free health care!” “Free cell phones!” “I don’t have to make my car payment anymore!” Such were the excited ravings that accompanied the political slogan/promise of “Hope and Change.” Really? Is that all hope and change amounts to…more “free stuff”? Given the opportunity, what would you hope for…for yourself, your family, America? If you were “King of America” what changes would you make? You may protest and say there is no king in America, but history tells a different story.
When the War for Independence was brewing, colonists were fed up with England and King George. The historical mantra we learn in school from this era is, “No taxation without representation.” But there was another slogan of far greater significance: “No King but Jesus.” This short maxim paints a vivid picture of our founding fathers’ belief in who governed America. It was further demonstrated by their use of the phrase in the Declaration of Independence, “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God” as the basis for this nation’s law.
This does not mean America was established as a theocracy but rather under the principles of Christianity such as liberty, justice, integrity, kindness, personal responsibility, charity. With this in mind, let’s “reboot” and find out what real hope and change means in America according to the principles of King Jesus.
The gospel is the message the church has been commissioned to teach. It’s a message that is much larger than is commonly taught, and is defined in part as, “…the history…of Jesus, including [His] character, actions and doctrines…with the whole scheme of salvation…” (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary) The doctrines of the gospel are defined as, “the principles or truths taught by Jesus.”
One of these principles speaks about hope, declaring that, “…Christ…who is in you…is our only hope for glory. (Colossians 1:27) What does that mean…hope for “glory”? Fasten your seatbelt for the answer: One of the definitions of “glory” is, “…an honorable representation of God.” What a job! How would individuals do this?
To answer, let’s look at another principle: God made the earth and everything in it, but gave mankind dominion over it (Genesis 1:28), meaning we are to replenish it, to rule and manage it in a way He would rule and manage it. What would that look like, ruling the earth and everything in it?
There are many components to God’s creation, and the gospel includes teaching and applying principles and truth to all of them. The gospel message is the message of hope and change. However, it is not just about personal salvation and going to heaven someday. It’s about transforming individuals, families, schools, communities, and governments in a way that would represent God’s plans on earth
today! (Matthew 6:10)
Imagine this gospel teaching: Discovering truth through sciences, applying truth through technology, interpreting truth through humanities, implementing truth through commerce and social action, transmitting truth through education and arts, and preserving truth through government and law. Allow your mind to wander for just a few moments to think about what that “hope and change” would look like!
Time to “reboot.” Time to move the bar up. What if hope and change was understood not as a political slogan, but rather a national aspiration for personal character improvement? What if instead of looking for handouts from others, Americans looked into becoming better representatives of God? What if we searched for answers to problems beginning with gospel principles about proper self-government (how we behave as individuals), then extrapolate those principles to our families, our schools, our communities?
Historically, church and state worked hand-in-hand in America. In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville, a French Statesman and historian wrote, “Religion in America…must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions….This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.” Writing about the greatness of America, he said, “Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpit flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
We have the capacity to make America great again, but we must have teaching and application of the whole gospel to unlock it. How about it, Church? How about it, Pastors and Priests? Being a Christian is not just about going to heaven. It’s about living a life on earth and representing God in every area. We have lost our path in America because we have short-changed the gospel message and kept it within the four walls of the church building. Push back Christians! What would happen if we learned the whole gospel and released it in America again?
Something to think about.
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In a Christmas-themed episode of Duck Dynasty, the Robertson family all joined together to serve the needs of a long-time family friend named Mrs. Lewis. The woman had fallen on some tough times, and the family responded in a huge way. TV Over Mind reports: When the family was having their Christmas gift exchange, Willie…
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(CLARIONLEDGER) — Jessica Chambers’ father said Wednesday he wants whoever killed his daughter in solitary confinement when he or she is found and convicted.
Ben Chambers also made a vow.”
“I promise as long as I have breath in me, I can talk to people and make sure they’re not comfortable in there,” Ben Chambers said.
Jessica Chambers, 19, was found on Herron Road in Courtland a little after 8 p.m. Dec. 6, walking away from her burning vehicle with burns over 98 percent of her body. Coroner Gracie Gulledge said the cause of the young woman’s death was thermal injury. Officials immediately classified it as a homicide.