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Abbott and Costello…

Posted: 7 Aug 2012 in Humor, Politics
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…do economics.
I got this in an email, so I don’t know who to attribute this to. It’s funny in a morbid sense.

Abbott and Costello explain Obama’s Accounting System.

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 9%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.
COSTELLO: You just said 9%.
ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 9% . . .
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?
ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.
COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.
COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work, can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.
COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment, do ya?
COSTELLO: That would be frightening.
ABBOTT: Absolutely.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT: Correct.
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
ABBOTT: Bingo.
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an economist.
COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like a politician.

Here’s today’s reading list.

I don’t normally do this, but Michael Savage, who I agree with on many issues, crossed a line that he shouldn’t have crossed. I’m sure that all of 200 people at best will see this, maybe one of them has a bigger platform than me.

 This is an open letter to Michael Savage in reference to one of his latest diatribes on drum magazines and semi-auto rifles.

Michael’s position is one that to me is rather curious. He claims that he owns guns, or has owned guns, a couple of them that he mentioned are in fact semi-auto rifles. I heard him mention that he owned an AR-15 and a Ruger Mini-14. Both are semi-auto rifles, both can take similar magazines, including a drum magazine if it is available.

Michael says that no civilian should ever be allowed to own a drum magazine.

I say to Michael, you’re an idiot on this one.

He doesn’t want to hear anyone reference the Second Amendment when discussing this issue, which is silly in and of itself.

The Second Amendment wasn’t created so that we can go out and shoot targets, or hunt. It was created to give the people a way to defend themselves against a tyrannical government.

The idea behind the civilian being armed as our forefathers intended, was that the average Joe would be able to get the equivalent weapons that the military is using at the present time. That includes the magazines and ANY accessories that come along with them. Sure, the government regulates fully automatic weapons, and for good reason, but they are still available to the average Joe if he pays the taxes. But, the fact remains, the weapon of choice in America is the AR-15 and its cousins built along that pattern.

If I may quote Tench Coxe on this one:

“The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. What clause in the state or federal constitution hath given away that important right…. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

Dr. Savage says that there are no legitimate sporting purposes for one of these magazines and that they were designed for the military.  Please refer to my original premise.  That’s precisely why American citizens should be allowed to have these magazines. We need some  parity with the military if we are to fight for our freedom, should the need arise.

By limiting my choice of weapon, or magazine, you are essentially giving the government a bigger leg up on me if there should ever come a time that this government loses its direction and needs to be removed. Guess who we’d be fighting against? The military.

He also mentions body armor and that civilians should not be allowed to own that either. Why? If I want to buy body armor to protect myself against this already overbearing police state that we live in, then it is my absolute right to do so.

If the police can have it, then by God, so can I! Ever heard of a “police state?” If the circumstances warrant it, then guess who else we’ll be fighting?

Your arguments against either of these is pathetic and dangerous. You are so wrong on this one. I hope you see the error of your thinking before it pollutes the mind of any gullible traveler that happens to hear you.

on Obama. It’s not hard Mitt. He and his Democrat moron base wants you to release your tax records, then throw down the ultimatum that will shut him and his cronies up.

You first SCOAMF! Release all your transcripts now. It’s that simple.

It’s an ace that needs to be played now. That will put him and the idiots on the left on the defensive. That’s where you want them. It’s high time you start working the narrative, unless you don’t want to get elected.

Get off your ass Mitt. Play hardball.

Obama’s College Classmate: ‘The Obama Scandal Is at Columbia’

I am President Obama’s classmate at Columbia University, Class of ’83. I am also one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators. Accurate enough that I was awarded my own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. And I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia- and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia.

Obama and his infamous strategist David Axelrod understand how to play political hardball, the best it’s ever been played. Team Obama has decided to distract America’s voters by condemning Mitt Romney for not releasing enough years of his tax returns. It’s the perfect cover. Obama knows the best defense is a bold offense. Just keep attacking Mitt and blaming him for secrecy and evasion, while accusing him of having a scandal that doesn’t exist. Then ask followers like Senator Harry Reid to chase the lead. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader appears to now be making up stories out of thin air, about tax returns he knows nothing about. It’s a cynical, brilliant, and vicious strategy. Make Romney defend, so he can’t attack the real Obama scandal.

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…while union members pensions made complete.

More lies form the Obama Administration, the Treasury Department, and unions.

 When are people going to figure it out? This is THE MOST CORRUPT Administration, ever.

Hope and change my ass.

Unions SUCK!

Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi workers’ pensions

Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company.

The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto bailout plan, appears to have been made solely because those retirees were not members of labor unions.

The internal government emails contradict sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts about the sequence of events surrounding the termination of those non-union pensions, and that administration figures violated federal law.

Delphi, a General Motors company, is one of the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers. Twenty thousand of its workers lost nearly their entire pensions when the government bailed out GM. At the same time, Delphi employees who were members of the United Auto Workers union saw their pensions topped off and made whole.

via Emails: Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi pensions | The Daily Caller.

…in Philly!
It is a shame that America is coming to this.
They play guess the race until the seventh paragraph.

Police: 7-Year-Old Involved In Violent Home Invasion In Juniata

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An Eyewitness News exclusive — a violent home invasion has Philadelphia police hunting for some preteen suspects.

Authorities say they beat a 51-year-old woman with some unusual items, including a plunger.

Police say it happened around 3:30 p.m. on Monday in the 1200 block of Luzerne Street.

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