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Thank You, James Zogby! (For Your Patently Biased, Offensive And Stupid Observation About President Romney)

To paraphrase – with one factually wrong, decidedly insensitive, and patently biased comment, Arab American Institute President, James Zogby, and liberal aspirant, is doing more to focus attention away from the devastating impact Palestinian culture has had on the Palestinian economy and its own people for well over two decades, the result of which (should Zogby’s despicable propaganda mesmerize the masses of Palestinians he caters to) can only stymie development in that region for more decades to come.

James Zogby, being of Arab descent, (his father came to America illegally, from Lebanon, and Zogby was born in New York) and having a liberal mindset, and bias against Israel, (probably a personal hatred too), and writing for the “Arianna Nation” severely scolds soon to be President Romney for his “patently bias comment” he made about Palestinian culture, which was neither patently biased nor anywhere near off the mark.  In fact, when Romney blamed Palestinian culture for its own economic woes, Romney hit a grand slam.  Zogby, conversely, in his pathetic diatribe, struck out.

Says Zogby:

Romney’s observation that “culture makes all the difference,” which he offered as his explanation for the disparities between the Israeli and Palestinian economies, was so remarkably out of touch with reality that it set off an unprecedented explosion of press commentary in the United States and Europe.”

Since Palestinian culture only lives to destroy Israel, and since Palestinian terrorists have had, and continue to have a long history of hostility and violence against Israel; since its own faux government, whether that be Hamas or the PLO, both openly supports terrorist activities against Israel and Israeli citizens; since there is no real Palestinian nation, but a mere collection of people living in and around Israel, who identify themselves as Palestinians; since these people who call themselves Palestinians are wont to kill all Jews and overtake Jerusalem and all of Israel distinctly because of their culture and their cultural upbringing, what Romney said about Palestinian culture was right – and Zogby knows it!

Zogby speaks of  “an unprecedented explosion of press commentary in the United States and Europe.”  Well, to be exact, Romney’s “observation” set off an avalanche, “explosion” of hate-filled criticism throughout the liberal Main Stream Media (MSM) in America and around the world.  Who is surprised by that?  Who is baffled that liberals in America and around the world, most of whom also hate Jews and Israel, would condemn Romney for pointing out an obvious fact and truth about a deviant, childish, malevolent and very violent culture such as that of the Palestinians?

Most of the United States’s (sic) major daily newspapers featured articles, commentary and even editorials taking issue with the Romney quote — highlighting repressive Israeli policies, and not an “inferior culture” as the reason for the poor performance of the Palestinian economy.”

Well, duh!  It’s only the liberal media “taking issue”.  Of course, to the liberal media, the very thought of Israel protecting itself against such an “inferior culture” as that of the Palestinians, who have not stopped, nor will they stop, attacking Israel, would be shocking.  The only product the Palestinians manufacture, create and sell is terrorists and terrorism.  If a Palestinian even has a job, it is most likely as a terrorist.  If the Palestinians even have schools, can anyone imagine what is being taught?

Zogby completely ignores history when he writes:

in 1994 the Palestinian economy received a devastating hit resulting from the Israeli closure of the territories. The “closure,” which cut Palestinians off from Greater Jerusalem, and severely limited interaction between Palestinians and Israel, was initially imposed as a temporary “preventive measure” in the wake of the massacre of Palestinians committed by an Israeli settler in Hebron. The “temporary closure” never ended.

That massacre was initiated by Baruch Goldstein, and not only was it condemned by Israel, but its own cabinet expelled an extreme right-wing Kach party over its support of Goldstein’s actions that left dozens of Palestinians dead.  In other words, Israeli culture openly condemned acts of terrorism against Palestinians.  Where has Palestinian culture ever condemned acts of terrorism against Israelis?

And why does anyone think Zogby might have omitted those facts from his Romney- Israeli bashing article?

Israel, and its culture, which is far superior to anything in or around the Middle East, is the only think keeping the Middle East from imploding on itself.  If the Palestinians were to stop their acts of terrorism and violence against Israel; if the Palestinians were sincerely interested in peace with Israel, Israel would be more than happy to reopen itself, its borders, to the Palestinian people; to its economy and its culture.  Palestinians don’t want that.  Palestinians want all Jews dead and to take control of Israel for themselves.  That is who the Palestinians are, and that is their culture.  And James Zogby knows it!

Until the Palestinian economy divests itself from terrorism, from the manufacturing, selling and exploitation of terrorism, it will not have an economy worthy of supporting.  And until the Palestinian people, within their culture, renounces its goal of total annihilation for Israel, they will continue to live and die in the poverty they themselves created from their own deep-seeded hate.  And James Zogby knows it!

What is the rest of the Arab world doing to help the Palestinians, to shoulder some of the responsibilities and help Palestinians out of poverty and into jobs?  What is the hapless, useless United Nations doing?  Nothing.  And James Zogby knows it!

With the exception of blood money, and that money used specifically to fuel terrorism and terrorist activities, how much money has the Arab world contributed to the Palestinians to help create jobs, spur new business ventures and economic growth?  Nothing.  And James Zogby knows it!

How much land has the Arab world agreed to donate (or even sell at a reasonable price) to its Muslim and Islamic brethren for a Palestinian State of its own?  Nothing.  And James Zogby knows it!

And so, for pointing out, yet again, just how deeply biased liberals such as yourself are against Israel; how much you truly despise Israel and self-loving Jews (as opposed to self-hating Jews); enough to have gone to the “Arianna Nation” to post your anti-Romney, anti-Israel diatribe, thank you, James Zogby, for best illustrating patent and blatant absurdity, which is the cornerstone of liberalism.

Doesn’t James Zogby know that?

Americans – Get Off Your Lazy Butts And Get Back To Work!

Are you one of the millions of Americans sitting on your couch in your underwear channel surfing, thumbing through old books, glancing up every now and then to see if the mailman has brought your welfare/unemployment check?  Governor Chris Christie has offered up some advice for Americans like you who are still out of work – and still not looking for a job in this, our “paternalistic entitlement society”.

“Government’s telling them stop dreaming, stop striving, we’ll take care of you.  We’re turning into a paternalistic entitlement society.  That will not just bankrupt us financially, it will bankrupt us morally.  We’ll have a bunch of people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check”.

The problem we face in America right now, and will continue to face so long as Obama remains President, is that the opportunity for full-time employment is extremely low.  Businesses are being pinched, over taxed and over regulated by Obama’s government and to an extent their own state and local governments.  Knowing and understanding this is fundamental because too many Americans still feel that so long as the welfare/unemployment checks keep coming in, there is no urgency for finding a full-time job.  Does anyone believe that even a slight majority of people collecting a check in some form from government is actively searching for a job – any job – whether it is full time or not?  In other words, if one can get by on government assistance, what incentive is there for independence, as opposed to government dependence?

Now that the federal extension for unemployment insurance is being reduced from 99 weeks to 73 weeks over the remaining year, 2012, more people will be looking for jobs, but the amount of jobs available will either be the same or lower.  In other words, because the full-time jobs are not there, and because more Americans will be thrown into a market that works much like musical chairs, this will leave millions of Americans both without jobs and without government assistance to get them through another month.  Action by Democrats and liberals only revolves around adding more weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.  But how many more weeks can government add before the time comes when jobless Americans will see their children pass through elementary school, Jr. High and high school, all while they are at home collecting a check?  Billions of dollars are being squandered, and while there are millions of Americans who genuinely need short-term assistance, are we supposed to overlook and ignore the many millions of Americans who are intentionally abusing and taking advantage of the system and taxpayers?

If enough full-time jobs are not available right now for every American who wants one, is there an alternative to get them, and those of us who also want and need to work full-time, through until those full-time jobs are available?

Of course.  The solution is to simply take on two or three very part-time jobs.  Those types of jobs are plentiful, and while they don’t pay as much as full-time, and don’t offer insurance or other benefits of full-time employment – they still offer a paycheck.  And paychecks, for people who need an income right now, are, and ought to be, more important in the short-term, while still looking for full-time employment.  It makes no sense to sit on the couch, collecting welfare/unemployment waiting, expecting – demanding – full-time employment, and refusing to leave that couch until someone comes along and offers you a that job.  It doesn’t work that way in America, in Europe, or anywhere in the real world.  Try living like that in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, China or any socialist “paradise” and “utopia”.  Mm, maybe France.

Why should Americans not be willing to “suck it in” so to speak (their pride, that is) and be willing to take these lesser paying jobs until the economy improves and business start offering more full-time jobs?  Virtually every single small business in America  that is still afloat, that is still fighting for life, is looking for extra help, even for a few hours a day or week.  We have been put in a situation, in America, primarily caused by Obama and the Democrat Party, that has seen businesses close their doors to new full-time hires, or close its door permanently, thereby laying off all its employees.  Our economy is very sensitive.  It does not react well to high taxes, high regulations, high inflation – and threat of even higher taxes, regulation and inflation.  Obama promises more of this, so why would any savvy business owners take on full-time employees during a time they know their cash flow is going to be further depleted?

Our best bet is to get off the couch, brush away the crumbs, grow some courage and take that part-time job across the street.  Get a few hours there, and go into the business next door as see what they have.  Doing this will put millions – tens of millions – of Americans back to work.  It will help an already fledgling small business sector, which account for about 75% off all business in America, get back on its own feet and pull our economy out of this hole.  The success of small businesses will cross over to medium and large businesses who rely and depend upon small business for myriad services.  And if/when big business is helped by small business, that extra help will transfer into the need, and urgency, for more full-time jobs.

If we have to work three or four, or five jobs, why should that be more insulting, more degrading, more indignant and more “work” than going to the mail box, collecting the welfare/unemployment check and taking it to the bank to cash it?

Of “Lazy” Spanish Speakers And Obama’s Lazy, “Lazy” Speech.

Barack Obama gave another “lazy” speech.  “Lazy” for so many reasons.  It’s thoughtlessness; it’s lack of credibility; its lack of substance.  If Obama really wanted to talk about “laziness”, when he said,

But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades.’’

Obama should have directed that statement to all the “lazy” people who have come to America and gotten citizenship without learning the English language, like these folks with whom our tax dollars will be redirected to because they cannot vote in English.  Why is it whenever one of these stories pops up, it is always about Hispanics and Latinos?  Why is it this one group of people, Spanish speakers, refuses to learn the English language?  And why do we, Americans, continue to make it easier for them to retain their language, their history, their culture at the expense of losing ours?

Here we have, in Barack Obama, a President who condemns American business owners for being too “lazy” to create jobs over the last twenty years in America; American business owners who have instead been busy creating jobs elsewhere in the world, thus the “real reason”, according to Barack Obama, for why so many millions of Americans are out of work.  Not because American business has been taxed and regulated out of the country; not because Barack Obama has supported taxing and regulating American business out of the country in all of his anti-business, anti-capitalist rhetoric.

While American business looks abroad for real economic sanity that liberals and Democrats have all but destroyed in America, ironically over the same last couple of decades Obama touts we’ve been “lazy”, those businesses that have remained, the vast majority of which have always been small businesses – the backbone of the American economy – have had to make drastic cuts in their businesses, including wages.  Such cuts have resulted in having to hire foreigners, non Americans, who are more willing to work for lower wages than actual American citizens, and most of whom are from Mexico and Central America – Spanish speaking countries.

See the correlation yet?

Said Obama:

We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”

How does Obama expect to “sell America” to the rest of the business world that has a grounded understanding of economics?  Because of Obama and the Democrat Party – over the last two decades – competition in American business has all been wiped out.  There no longer is that competitive edge in American business.  High taxation and bloated regulation (which does not exist in other parts of the world) enacted, supported and viciously protected by Obama and the Democrat Party, has curbed the “hunger” from foreign business owners looking to invest their money.

In other words – why would a foreign business owner look to invest their money in America, knowing they will pay more for the investment, and lose more from the taxes incurred when they could invest that same money say in Ireland, and others parts of the world, where taxes are more competitive, where the risk is less, where profits made and realized are guaranteed to be greater than they would be investing in America?

Blame “lazy” Obama, directly, for his laziness when it comes to helping business creation in America.  Blame all “lazy” liberals and “lazy” Democrats for their political hatred of business and capitalism.  Blame anyone who is “lazy” enough to believe in Obama, liberalism  and the Democrat Party.  Anti-capitalism is why American business and the American economy is in the tank.   But a business, in America, or anywhere in the world, that is legitimately “lazy” is not going to remain in business for very long, is it?

Don’t blame business owners for doing everything they can to keep their businness from dying, even if it means having to leave America.

But what of all these “lazy” businesses and business owners right here in America, who have decided to brave Obama’s New World, working their butts off to stay alive?  The more “lazy” American businesses become, trying to find creative ways to remain afloat, because Obama and the Democrat Party refuse to support the pro-capitalist approach to our economy and American business – which, if they did support, would end our recession and put millions of people back to work – the more these “lazy” businesses are having to hire people for lower wages.  And who wants to work for minimum wage?

Not Americans!  Which is the reason for “selling America” to immigrants willing to “do the work” Americans are otherwise unwilling to do.  At least, for minimum wage.  Yet, even seven or eight dollars an hour is attractive to Mexican and other Central Americans who would be making considerably less in their own home country.  They come to America, legally and illegally, and soon are absorbed into the American “melting pot”.  A “melting pot” that has had its temperature cool and its ingredients change over time so that the recipe for becoming an American no longer includes learning English. (Or at least being proficient enough in the language when it comes time to vote.)

Now – which group is it that is being lazy?  American business for taking their businesses abroad, where taxes and regulations are lower, and competition is vastly greater?  Or foreigners coming to America to work and to become Americans, but unwilling to learn the English language, among other necessities?

Isn’t it ironic – Obama criticizes the act of being “lazy”.  Yet, the more “lazy” an American, or immigrant turned American citizen, actually is, the more likely they are to vote Democrat.

Isn’t Obama only hurting his reelection bid trying to end “laziness” in America?

Obama’s Lies; Obama’s Damned Lies; Obama’s Damnable Lies! – Part 2

UPDATE:  Obama wants a second term “badly”.  Hasn’t the damnable lying going on long enough?

Here is the link to Part 1 of Obama’s Lies; Obama’s Damned Lies; Obama’s Damnable Lies!

In President Barack Obama’s latest lie he asserts that:

Republican vision of government would “fundamentally cripple America.”

It must then be asked, what is the “Republican vision of government”?  Why does Obama say this vision will “cripple” America?  And why is this really nothing more than another Barack Hussein Obama lie, mmm, mmm, mmm?

The Republican vision of government, and of America, is very simple – a government that taxes less; a government that is smaller; a government that does not interfere so heavily in states rights and the personal freedom and liberty of all Americans as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

Why is the Republican vision of taxing less “crippling” to America?

Obama, Democrats, liberals – they all assert that when taxes are cut this somehow equates to less overall revenue generation and this screws the poor.  In their minds, less money coming into government means less money for all the social programs they create and fund – and want to create and fund (and expand) – they say are intended to help “less fortunate” Americans.  They further attest that when taxes are raised, especially on the rich, this creates the new revenue necessary in order to provide for these programs.  Conversely, when taxes are cut, the money allocated for their social programs dries up, and said programs wither need to be cut or abolished.

This is yet another Barack Obama lie!

Whenever taxes are raised, whenever new taxes are created, whenever more money is taken out of the pockets of taxpayers this actually stifles revenue growth.  The reason is simple to anyone with a clear mind.  Rich people, in sound economic conditions, will invest capital in new projects; new innovations and inventions; research and development of new drugs and products that benefit everyone; the growth and expansion of their businesses, including the hiring of more employees, higher and more competitive salaries and benefit packages for those employees – all of which increases, not decreases, tax revenue.  The programs that Obama touts are absolutely unnecessary, absolutely useless, and are only there to tighten the grip of poorer Americans and ensure they keep voting Democrat.

Barack Obama hates entrepreneurship, in particular the non union, private business sector.  Obama hates wealth, as wealth equates to being independent of government.  What other explanation is there for someone who has waged a war on the American business sector?

Why is the Republican vision of less government “crippling” to America?

With all the red tape, bureaucracy and roadblocks in getting legislation passed, one would naturally assume a smaller government would also be a more efficient government.  Not liberals.  Not Barack Obama.   They demand an even larger, more encompassing government that reaches into the lives of all Americans, American business and American lifestyle.  Obama insists on the creation of new programs, like Obamacare, that has added trillions of dollars in new debt, and will continue adding trillions of dollars in even more debt for years to come.  More government programs to ensnare and entrap more Americans into government dependency.   More departments, more agencies, more government employees, more government in of itself is not the solution to poverty in America, nor is it the solution to economic growth and prosperity.  Obama says that it is.

This is also another Barack Obama lie!

More government creates more problems and allows for more money to “disappear” into thin air.  More government allows for more money to be hidden into obscure programs which either don’t really exist or are used merely as a front to payoff groups and organizations that voted for, and helped elect, a specific candidate.  More government allows huge sums of money to be transported virtually, if not completely, unseen, until long after it is too late to recoup it.  More government strangles economic growth, freedom and prosperity, individual liberty.  More government gives more power to politicians, and unelected governmental bureaucrats, who would desire to use that power in unethical and immoral ways to create artificial chaos for the purpose of tricking Americans into believing they need more government.

What would happen, for example, if the Department of Education, created in 1979, was abolished?  All that means is that the control, decision making and policies and funding of all public schools reverts back to the individual states.  It means states, and local communities, have greater power and influence and more flexibility to change what’s not working and become even more competitive, thereby becoming that much more attractive to parents wishing to relocate to another state and another community.  What’s wrong with that?  Only liberals, only Barack Obama, would see that as a problem.

Why is the Republican vision of more personal freedom “crippling” to America?

Expect for liberal’s, and Obama’s, insistence that women have “more personal freedom” to kill their unborn child, there is not much support for “personal freedom’ among Democrats, liberals or Barack Obama.  The government must control everything and everyone, because only government knows how best to guide our lives  and our decisions.  From healthcare to education; from gun control to food safety; from the cars we drive to the gas we buy for those cars – Obama believes government must have its hand – and his hand, by extension – in everything.

This, too, constitutes, another Barack Obama lie!

More government oversight, more governmental regulations, more government control into our lives and businesses is what is “crippling to America”.  Our economy is worse now because of Obama and the Democrat Party, and because of more government, more governmental regulations, more governmental programs and scams, more out of control governmental spending, etc.

“Evil” rich people are holding onto their money because the risk of losing it, of not making a profit on it, is much too great as a direct result of Obama and his draconian economic policies.  “Evil” rich people are not growing their businesses, are not hiring new employees – are laying more employees off – because the demands for their products and services has dropped, in direct correlation to Obama’s rigid economic policies.

It is Obama, the Democrat Party and liberals that are “crippling to America”.  It is Obama, the Democrat Party and liberals, their vision of government, that is “crippling America”.  It is those Americans who accept higher taxes, more government, less personal freedom out of ignorance or a true hatred and snobbish attitude of wealth and the wealthy in America, that is “crippling to America”.

It’s not Republicans, conservatives, the Tea Party that is “crippling to America”.

Obama’s Lies; Obama’s Damned Lies; Obama’s Damnable Lies! (And More Obama Lies) Part 1…

American politicians lie, by in large.  Some more than others and some politicians are just better liars than others.  It’s a fact of life that’s been with us since the founding.  They do so, Republican and Democrat alike, to gain curry and favor from constituents and secure necessary and vital donations from influential donors.  Mostly, they lie to get elected because that is all they really care about and they will do anything to make that happen   Why, then, is it so hard to accept that President Barack Obama is above such reproach?  Why then, when Barack Obama does lie (he is not anywhere near the exception to the rule) does this become a controversy when his blatant and ridiculous lies are exposed?

Obama, contrary to his supporters beliefs (attackwatch.com for example, the newest running joke of the Obama Administration which has successfully both replaced and took attention away from, its other running joke, Vice President, Joe Biden) has been telling lie after lie on every topic imaginable.  He’s done this long before becoming President, and subsequently after, with and without the help of TOTUS, the infamous “teleprompter of the United States”, and certainly with the help of his entire staff, so called czars and all the minions, puppets and lapdogs at the mainstream media.  Over Obama’s 2 and 1/2 years as President he has told some whoppers that all American ought to be aware of, especially attackwatch.com.  For example:

Obama’s Lies On Taxes: (And Taxing The Rich)

Like all liberals, Obama has lied about taxes and the disbursement of taxes, the distribution of taxes and the variation in taxes among rich and poor.  In particular his red in the face temper tantrum that the rich don’t pay their fair share; that the poor are getting poorer at the expense, and on the backs, of the rich; that the rich actually pay less in taxes than do the poor and that the only way to get our economy back on track and put people to work is to raise taxes on the rich.

Barack Obama lie #1:  The rich pay less in taxes than the poor!

If someone earns a millions dollars, and pays 35% to the federal government, that’s somewhere in the ballpark of 350 thousand dollars.  Conversely, someone making under 50 thousand dollars (and paying a lower rate) pays the federal government no where near the same amount in taxes than a millionaire.  How is it even possible to say the rich pay less, when it is mathematically impossible for that to occur?  It’s a Barack Obama lie, a liberal lie, to say the rich pay less in the taxes they earn than the poor.

Truth:

Poor people either pay very little in taxes or don’t pay any taxes at all.  Ideally, with this current tax structure, anyone making under 40 or 50 thousand dollars a year would be exempt altogether from paying a federal income.   And if liberals really wanted the rich to pay the same rate as the poor, that’s easy.  Enact a flat tax, say a 15% across the board flat tax for all Americans.  Or, eliminate the income tax obligation for 95% of all Americans and replace it with a national sales tax of between 2 and 5 percent.  Then exempt the first 500,000 dollars of every individuals earnings from federal taxation.  For businesses, exempt the first 5 million dollars from all federal business taxes.  This way, at least, the less money you make the less likely you will have to pay any federal income, and with a national sales tax the government is still collecting revenue.  And  –  the “evil” rich will pay more!

Barack Obama lie #2:  Raising taxes on the rich creates jobs.

How is that even possible?  If you are a business owner and the federal government raises your taxes and takes more of your business earnings away from your bottom line are you, as a business owner, going to then use this as an opportunity to start hiring more employees, paying them a higher salary, growing and expanding your business, buying more equipment for your business, etc.?  There is that expression about “Doing more with less”.  However:

Truth:

In the case of raising taxes on businesses you cannot do more with less.  You can only do less with less.  It is rich people that create the jobs in America.  Poor people have not created a single job anywhere, ever, in America.  And if a poor person did create a job, what kind of job could that possible be; who would want to come work for them; where would they get the money to pay the employee, which would have to be set at least at the federal hourly minimum wage?  Who would want to work for a poor person?  Poor people are poor for many reasons.  It is a Barack Obama lie that, if you are poor, it is because the rich don’t pay their “fair share” in taxes. 

Barack Obama lie #3:  It’s Bush’s Fault

Our American economy is in a dire state and there is talk of a double dip recession, and even another depression.  Although a depression is more Democrat scare tactic that reality, Barack Obama, along with the Democrat party, helped in tanking our economy.  Prior to the Democrat takeover of the house and senate in 2006, during the George Bush Administration, our economy was in recovery and unemployment was under 5%.

Truth:  It’s Obama’s fault!

It is Obama that threw our economy under the bus, not Bush, not the GOP and not the rich.  Our economy began to stumble beginning after the Democrat majority had control and once they had the power to enact new laws and regulations which ultimately hurt business growth, job creation, the housing market, to name a few.  And when Obama became President, he, and the Democrat party took hold of their power and with no one to stop them passed a bailout scam, enacted trillions of dollars in new spending without having any way in which to pay for it, created new rules and regulations (health care and environmental in particular) against not only businesses but against the American people.  And although the House is now in safer hands, and with the 2012 election a year away and situations looking brighter for a Republican sweep, what Barack Obama and the Democrats have done to the American economy will have lasting consequences and take a long time to reverse.

Barack Obama is a politician.  Like most of them, Obama lies.  And these lies of Obama are easily disprovable, despite the attempts of crony’s like those at attackwatck.com to spin Obama’s lies into facts.  It was Rumpelstiltskin who could spin straw into gold, but Obama and his crony’s can only spin their lies into even bigger lies until those lies eventually unravel into a huge mess.  And much like Rumpelstiltskin, Barack Obama’s lies are nothing more than a fairy tale.

Update – Here is the link to Part 2: Obama’s Lies; Obama’s Damned Lies; Obama’s Damnable Lies!

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