Friday, November 4, 2011
(Hat Tip - Instapundit) Over at Daily Caller and from the great Jim Treacher's blog comes the following headline: I don’t want to say things are getting grim in Zuccotti Park, but Bloomberg might send in Snake Plissken Scroll down to the bottom and you'll find this awesome interactive crime map.
View Mapping the #Occupy Hate and Violence in a larger map
View Mapping the #Occupy Hate and Violence in a larger map
Thursday, November 3, 2011
First The Housing Crisis, now Income Inequlity Income Inequality Rose Most Under President Clinton
But it turns out that the rich actually got poorer under President Bush, and the income gap has been climbing under Obama. What's more, the biggest increase in income inequality over the past three decades took place when Democrat Bill Clinton was in the White House. The wealthiest 5% of U.S. households saw incomes fall 7% after inflation in Bush's eight years in office, according to an IBD analysis of Census Bureau data. A widely used household income inequality measure, the Gini index, was essentially flat over that span. Another inequality gauge, the Theil index, showed a decline. In contrast, the Gini index rose — slightly — in Obama's first two years. Another Census measure of inequality shows it's climbed 5.7% since he took office. Meanwhile, during Clinton's eight years, the wealthiest 5% of American households saw their incomes jump 45% vs. 26% under Reagan. The Gini index shot up 6.7% under Clinton, more than any other president since 1980.
South Park takes on the whole 99%/OWS movement and they are glorious. Full episode here. Ann Althouse has her take here and the short clip below. Instapundit)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Ever since I lived in the UK, I have been passionately AGAINST government-run healthcare. For that reason, I will not vote for Romney in the primaries. When I was younger, the battle cry (for women) was keep the government off my body. Well if that was the battle cry to protect your womb from the government, why isn't it still the battle cry for the rest of our bodies (both men and women)? Mitt Romney's Health Care Defenses Still Don't Cut It
From Another “Occupier” Raped, In Baltimore [With Update: Occupier Assaults 14-Year-Old Girl in Dallas]
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Over at the Zombie website (hat tip - instapundit), they are naming names. In an excellent example of research, Zombie has an evolving list of the Occupy Wall Street supporters that is truly terrifying. The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers I've copied and pasted the names of these supporters below but go to the above link in order to access the research they give to back up the list. Be very wary of these Occupiers, they have some very ugly "friends". The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers Communist Party USA, Sources: Communist Party USA, OWS speech, The Daily Caller American Nazi Party, Sources: Media Matters, American Nazi Party, White Honor, Sunshine State News Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, Sources: The Guardian, Tehran Times, CBS News Barack Obama, Sources: ABC News, CBS News, ForexTV, NBC New York The government of North Korea, Sources: Korean Central News Agency (North Korean state-controlled news outlet), The Marxist-Leninist, Wall Street Journal, Times of India Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Sources: video statement (starting at 8:28), Black in America, Weasel Zippers, Philadelphia Weekly Revolutionary Communist Party, Sources: Revolutionary Communist Party, Revolution newspaper, in-person appearance David Duke, Sources: Talking Points Memo, video statement, davidduke.com Joe Biden, Sources: Talking Points Memo, video statement, Mother Jones Hugo Chavez Sources: Mother Jones, Reuters, Examiner.com Revolutionary Guards of Iran, Sources: Associated Press, FARS News Agency, UPI Black Panthers (original), Sources: in-person appearance, Occupy Oakland, Oakland Tribune Socialist Party USA, Sources: Socialist Party USA, IndyMedia, The Daily Caller US Border Guard, Sources: White Reference, www.usborderguard.com, Gateway Pundit, Just Another Day blog Industrial Workers of the World, Sources: IWW web site, iww.org, in-person appearances CAIR, Sources: in-person appearance, Washington Post, CAIR, CAIR New York Nancy Pelosi, Sources: Talking Points Memo, video statement, ABC News, The Weekly Standard Communist Party of China, Sources: People’s Daily (Communist Party organ), Reuters, chinataiwan.org, The Telegraph Hezbollah, Sources: almoqawama.org, almoqawama.org (2), almoqawama.org (3), wikipedia 9/11Truth.org, Sources: 911truth.org (1), 911truth.org (2), 911truth.org (3) International Bolshevik Tendency, Sources: bolshevik.org, Wire Magazine Anonymous, Sources: Adbusters, The Guardian, video statement White Revolution, Source: whiterevolution.com International Socialist Organization, Sources: Socialist Worker, socialistworker.org, in-person appearance PressTV (Iranian government outlet), Sources: PressTV, wikipedia Marxist Student Union, Sources: Marxist Student Union, Big Government, marxiststudentunion.blogspot.com Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sources: FightBack News, fightbacknews.org ANSWER, Sources: ANSWER press release, ANSWER web site, Xinhua Party for Socialism and Liberation, Sources: Liberation News (1), pslweb.org, The Daily Free Press, Liberation News (2)
Smoking-Gun Document Ties Policy To Housing Crisis
The fair-lending task force's original policy paper undercuts the notion the financial crisis was all about banker "greed," though it certainly played a role after the fact. Rather, it offers compelling evidence that the crisis evolved chiefly from government mandates and threats to increase lending to applicants who could not afford them.Strangely enough, I remember reading about the study mentioned above way back when. It's nice to have someone other than President Bush to blame. Now, how do we dismantle this group?