Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Pres Obama Marks D-Day Anniversary With a Tweet

No, Dems were not outspent 7 to 1 in Wisconsin

VIDEO: Nick Gillespie Of Reason TV Interviews Jonah Goldberg

Are Obama’s campaign aides fooling themselves?

Massachusetts Senate race update: Scott Brown in dead heat with Fauxcahontas

Arrested for Blogging

Obama campaign film contains $25 billion error on auto bailouts

The Walker Victory: Reform Is Good Policy and Good Politics

Holder Claims Emails Using Words ‘Fast and Furious’ Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and Furious- in a related story, Holder says he’s not Eric Holder…he’s Batman!

Barack Obama’s Stolen Valor

Why Bill Clinton Works to Undermine Barack Obama

It’s the message, not the money

A Very Special Graduation –Ben Stein

Sci Fi Giant Ray Bradbury Slams Obama’s Era of Big Government

Richard Winters Monument Unveiled

The Fatal Idiocy of California

Did President Obama Make A B J Joke?


Rule Five Roundup
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(While all Rule Five posts may be unsuitable for NSFW, I generally only flag the ones that are certainly NSFW)

American Glob – Obama Girl No More

American Power- Decade of Hotties

Camp of the Saints – Rule Five Saturday

Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes -Feran, Elizabeth Ruiz, Coco Aiba

Fishnet Friday

Dustbury – Angie Harmon

El Opinador Compulsivo – Beach bum, B/W, Buenas Noches

Eye of Polyphemus – Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Shahi

Friday Night Babe – Shilpa Shetty

The Right Way – Friday Babe

Guns and Bikinis

Hookers and Booze

Pirates Cove – Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup, If All You See…, If All You See…, If All You See…, If All You See…, If All You See…

pitsnipesgripes

POH Diaries -Rule 5: Amanda Bynes

PostalDog – The Letter B

Randy’s Roundtable –Midweek Break, Thursday Nite Tart

Sex in Advertising – Wonderbra

The Feral Irishman

The Last Tradition – Keeley, Lisa Snowden

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bedtime Toddy,
Monday Mopsies, Red Friday Toddy

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Ann Sheridan

Miley

*By no means comprehensive.

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  • LastBestHope

    He has the MSM. He has the money. He has the Office. Why is The One struggling in his reelection bid?

    Besides the obvious FAIL of Obamanomics, there is something more…something fundamental that he cannot fix.

     He has so worn out the voters with his ubiquitous presence over the last few years, that every time he speaks to a national audience now, his numbers go down.
     
    He was a new toy in 2008….but in the summer of 2012, he’s as stale as expired food stamps..

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

       He can’t run on his record. And off ‘prompter, he says stupid things like “the private sector is doing fine”. If we can limit the amount of voter fraud, he should be toast in November and entering that private sector he and his Hollywood buddies think is doing so well.

  • LastBestHope

    The hotel California is falling down…taxpayers are checking out in droves and contrary to the song’s famous lyrics….they ARE leaving.
     
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    5.17.2012
     
    “Demographer Joel Kotkin discussed “The Great California Exodus”: “Nearly four million more people have left the Golden State in the last two decades than have come from other states. This is a sharp reversal from the 1980s, when 100,000 more Americans were settling in California each year than were leaving…. [M]ost of those leaving are between the ages of 5 and 14 or 34 to 45.” (California’s population has grown in the past twenty years, but the growth is due entirely to the arrival of immigrants and the birth of children.)
     
    One reason for the mass departure of the Golden State’s American-born adults who are entering the prime of their working (and tax-paying) ages is the state’s cap-and-trade law and other regulations that raise energy prices: Electricity prices in California are about 50 percent higher than the national average, although nine states have even higher prices. This, along with bubblicious real estate prices, made California the most expensive of the 48 contiguous United States in a 2011 CNBC cost-of-living analysis. Only one of the contiguous 48, New York, has a higher cost of doing business, and no state in the nation ranks worse than California in “business friendliness.”
     
    But perhaps the key factor in California’s dwindling population of productive citizens is taxes: The current top state income tax bracket is the second highest in the nation (behind Hawaii, which is somewhat harder to move away from), and Brown wants to give it the dubious honor of taking the lead in that category.
     
    What’s arguably worse is that California’s tax rates brutalize the middle class: Individuals making between $37,005 and $46,766 pay an 8 percent state income tax. Only six states and the District of Columbia have a maximum tax rate higher than 8 percent, but that is the burden on someone making only $40,000 in California — a place where $40,000 doesn’t go very far towards ordinary costs of living.
     
    And from $46,766 to $1,000,000 of income, the California state tax rate is 9.3 percent. Only two states, Hawaii and Oregon, have tax rates higher than that paid by someone earning $50,000 in California: Oregon’s 9.9 percent rate kicks in at $125,000 of income and in Hawaii a 10 percent rate starts at 175,000 of income with an 11 percent success penalty (no, it’s not officially called that) above $300,000.

     
    California doesn’t just soak the rich; is an equal-opportunity pillager. And this is why it is losing the productive part of its population at a stunning pace. Yet Jerry Brown seems not to recognize that his prescribed medicine is the very poison decimating his state.
     
    The bad-government-caused brain drain has a parallel in Europe: Reuters reported earlier this week that buyers from Greece and Spain are scooping up London real estate. A quote from a Cypriot living in London is straight to the point: “Greece is screwed, there are no jobs and it has been run by crooks.” One might suggest that California is screwed, there are no jobs, and it has been run by Democrats — and one notable Republican who behaved like a Democrat, perhaps to the great chagrin of Austrian economists everywhere.
     
    At 11 percent, California has the third highest unemployment rate in the nation, behind only Nevada (12 percent) and Rhode Island (11.1 percent). The budget is a mess, and Governor Brown is proposing to address the problem with a method — raising taxes — that has already been tried and failed (unlike in New Jersey, where Republican Governor Chris Christie has balanced its budget without raising taxes). As the Wall Street Journal noted, California’s tax receipts are more than 20 percent below prior projections while “state tax collections were up nationally by 8.9% last year…and this year revenues are up by double digits in many states.” It’s no wonder the Navajo Nation has a higher bond rating than the once-great state of California.
     
    So JPMorgan makes a $2 billion mistake — less than 7 percent of their 2011 earnings — with their own money, and senators are calling for hearings. The California’s governor’s office raised its 2012 budget deficit projections — namely their overspending of public money — almost 50 percent, from $9.2 billion to $16 billion, an error of almost eight percent of the state’s total budget, in four months, yet those same members of Congress remain as silent as a Trappist monk.
     
    The California budget mess is playing out in the news today. It will be a difficult fight for economic rationality in a state that has largely accepted, to quote Arthur Brooks, European-style “learned helplessness” instead of the historically American goal of “earned success.”
     
    If you enjoy this movie, take heart, there will soon be a sequel: Illinois’ state budget website says that “Illinois faces a budget shortfall of more than $11 billion… Spending growth consistently exceeds revenue growth [and it is] getting worse each year.”
     
     
    Read it all @ http://spectator.org/archives/2012/05/17/our-very-own-greece/print

     
    and for those who Really enjoy this movie, 4 more years of ObamaNation should makes US all as messed up as CA & IL…..ain’t that welfare state something to see?

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