February 4, 2012

Not a lot, just enough to satisfy the palate:

I don’t have a problem with the bacon part of this – heck, I think I’ve eaten more bacon over the past month than I have in the last year – but the dairy part of it I think I’d skip.

In some ways you have to feel sorry for the Susan G. Komen Foundation – I mean, hell hath no fury like rabid, pro-dead baby feminists scorned – but it still comes down to the fact that a private corporation has the right to fund whatever organizations they want to. If the SGKF felt that Planned Parenthood was using their funding for abortions, they had every right to either withdraw that funding or dictate the terms by which it could continue. Instead, they folded like a cheap bridge table and will continue to support (at least in a limited way) PP, which means not a dime of support from me and lot of other people in the future. I can find better ways to support the fight against breast cancer than to help fund a vile death industry with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

This is what you get when you allow the same federal government agencies whose only interest is in retaining power to publish unemployment statistics. Perhaps it’s just anecdotal evidence, but my company has postponed the amount of new hiring they were planning for this year, and all I see around town is more small businesses failing without new ones replacing them. It’s bad out there, and if you want the real story just listen to those who are looking at the real numbers:

But right now there are some “bright spots” in the economy, and you are bound to run into family and friends that will repeat to you the nonsense that they are hearing on the television about how the economy is recovering. When they try to convince you that the economy is getting better, ask them these questions….

If the economy is getting better, then why did new home sales in the United States hit a brand new all-time record low during 2011?

If the economy is getting better, then why are there 6 million less jobs in America today than there were before the recession started?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the average duration of unemployment in this country close to an all-time record high?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of homeless female veterans more than doubled?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of Americans on food stamps increased by 3 million since this time last year and by more than 14 million since Barack Obama entered the White House?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of children living in poverty in America risen for four years in a row?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the percentage of Americans living in “extreme poverty” at an all-time high?

If the economy is getting better, then why is the Federal Housing Administration on the verge of a financial collapse?

If the economy is getting better, then why do only 23 percent of American companies plan to hire more employees in 2012?

If the economy is getting better, then why has the number of self-employed Americans fallen by more than 2 million since 2006?

If the economy is getting better, then why did an all-time record low percentage of U.S. teens have a job last summer?

If the economy is getting better, then why does median household income keep declining? Overall, median household income in the United States has declined by a total of 6.8% since December 2007 once you account for inflation.

The truth is far bleaker than the Obama administration would have you think. Just don’t expect the mainstream dino-media to start playing journalist and tell you the truth.

R.I.P. Ben Gazzara. I thought he was one fine actor – very edgy.

It’s time for the Red Sox to formally cut ties with Tim Wakefield so he can retire in good standing.

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