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Americans Turn Against Obama Stimulus by American Elephant
January 29, 2009, 6:02 pm
Filed under: Economy, Liberalism, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear | Tags: ,

Public support for Obama and the Democrats so-called stimulus plan has fallen to 42%.

200 leading economists have taken out a full page ad opposing the plan, which would much more accurately be titled the “Democrat Donor Payoff and Permanent Majority Fund” as the vast majority of the bill is designed to reward Democrat interest groups and make Americans dependent on unions and big government (and thus Democrats) for jobs and handouts.

Its clear the rush to pass the bill has less to do with economic recovery, and more to do with keeping Americans in the dark about the vast scale of corruption this bill represents.

So, keep it up! Keep talking about it. Americans are learning. And keep calling and writing your representatives.



200 Top Economists Oppose Obama’s Stimulus Plan by American Elephant
January 29, 2009, 4:43 am
Filed under: Economy, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics

Obama and the Democrats want to pass their so-called “stimulus” plan very quickly. After all, they are only calling for THE biggest increase in government spending in the history of the United States (or any other nation on Earth for that matter) why waste time actually reading and debating it?

Could it be that Democrats are afraid the American people might discover that it has absolutely nothing to do with stimulating the economy, and everything to do with paying off Democrat special interests and cementing their own power by drastically increasing the number of Americans dependent on government — and thus Democrats –  for either work or welfare?

Or perhaps Obama was afraid if he didn’t pass it fast enough, someone might have some time to organize opposition against it.

Unfortunately for him, they have.

The CATO Institute has taken out full-page ads in the New York Times, The Washington Post and Roll Call, with the signatures of 200 of the nation’s top economists saying essentially Obama’s trillion dollar plan won’t work:

Click the image for a full-size PDF. Help get the word out.  You can Digg the original story here.

cato-ad

(h/t The Competitive Enterprize Institute)



So, You Think a Nobel Peace Prize is Impressive? by American Elephant

irena-sendler

Much ado is made over Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. A highly coveted and ostensibly prestigious award;  we are supposed to be deeply impressed by the winners. But should we really be? Just how much is a Nobel Peace Prize worth?

Consider this…

A Lady Named Irena Sendler
By John Coleman

Recently a 98-year-old lady named Irena Sendler died.

During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.

Being German, she KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of her tool box she carried, and she also carried in the back of her truck a Burlap sack, (for larger children).

She also had a dog in the back of the truck that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog, but the barking covered the children/infants noises.

During her time and course of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the children she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it, and reunited the families. Most, of course, had been gassed.

Those children she helped were placed into foster family homes or adopted out.

Last year, Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She LOST.

Al Gore won for doing a slide show on Global Warming.

I’d say they aren’t worth spit.

Learn more about Irena Sendler at Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project.

(h/t ICECAP)




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