Thursday, August 25, 2011

Random Round-Up 08-25

Attorney General of N.Y. Is Said to Face Pressure on Bank Foreclosure Deal The pressure being from the Obama administration asking the NYAG to not investigate the possibility of criminal behavior on the part of several big banks and their role in the mortgage crisis/fraud.

Another "rube" wakes up - Obama and the 'Competency Crisis' Mort Zuckerman longs for the days of '08 as he recites the long, long list of Obama's failures.
Fewer Americans are working full-time today than when Mr. Obama took office. We have lost over 900,000 full-time jobs in the last four months alone, and long-term unemployment is at a post-World War II high. The public's faith in his ability to deal with the economy has plunged. As Doyle McManus of the L.A. Times put it, "Can this president persuade voters to let him keep his job when so many have lost theirs?" Even Jimmy Carter didn't plumb the depths of national dissatisfaction revealed in the stunning Gallup poll taken Aug. 11-13. The president's approval rating was only 39% with a mere 26% approving of his handling of the economy.
There's lots more in this article, read the whole thing. His ending is laughable however.

U.S. initial jobless claims rise unexpectedly. I'm thisclose to demanding that "unexpectedly" be removed from all references to this administration's job performance. Ever single economic crisis that has occurred under Obama was entirely expected by those of us who try not to repeat history repeatedly. Initial Claims Surge Far Higher Than Consensus, 1.2 Million Americans Have Dropped Off Extended Benefits Claim In Past Year

White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year I have no words. Well actually I have quite a few choice words but I don't wish to use them here.

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