Planned Economy or Planned Destruction: That’s the title of a 1934 cartoon featured in the Chicago Tribune.
Most interesting is the “Plan of Action for the U.S.” in the lower left corner…
Spend! Spend! Spend:
Under the guise of recovery – bust the government – Blame the capitalists for the failure – Junk the constitution and declare a dictatorship.
Sound familiar? Isn’t this exactly the model we’ve seen play out over the past 3 and 1/2 years under Obama?
This cartoon from 1934, and the actions of president Obama and the far left today, further illustrate the fact that this threat never goes away… it may change it’s name and tactics from time to time but the threat is real and ever present. Think about this the next time you exorcise your privilege to vote!!!
From the Waterville Morning Sentinel:
Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine first called President Obama’s revised birth-control bill a step in the right direction when it was announced Feb. 10.
However, Collins and Snowe said last week they now want more information before taking a position on Obama’s policy.
Initially the bill sought to require religious-affiliated employers, such Catholic hospitals and universities, to cover birth control costs for their workers.
Churches and houses of worship would have been exempt, but many Catholic leaders were still outraged by what they saw as a violation of their faith.
As a result, Obama’s bill now calls for shifting the responsibility of coverage onto insurance companies for employers who have a moral objection to it.
With President’s Day approaching, many preschools and classrooms will explore a handful of U.S. Presidents with stories, songs and reports. For parents looking for homework help, or to inspire kids with presidential examples beyond George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, you can take your young learner on a fun and educational meet-and-greet with the 44 U.S. Presidents.
Presidents vs. Aliens
Who wouldn’t want the chance to defend the Earth from aliens? There’s a section for learning via flashcards about the presidents, but the real fun begins when quizzed about the material in order to earn president heads that you can fling at alien invaders ala Angry Birds. There are two other gaming opportunities: “Heads of State” where you choose the correct president head floating in space to answer a question, and “Executive Order” where you put the presidents in correct order.
Price: $0.99 in iTunes
Review each president’s fact sheet with years in office, birthplace, trivia, party, vice presidents and more. Then test yourself with in quiz mode. There’s also a slideshow of all of the U.S. Presidents.
Price: free in Android Market
Brittanica Kids: U.S. Presidents
Check out profile info for all presidents, quizzes to test your knowledge of the U.S. Presidents, and a “Hail To The Chief” sing-along with lyrics and music. It includes some fun facts about Mount Rushmore, The Oval Office and The White House Bowling Alley among other related topics.
Price: $2.99 in iTunes
“That’s a large margin of victory in Clark County,”-Jon Ralston
From the Washington Examiner:
In Nevada, recently appointed incumbent Sen. Dean Heller, a Republican, is expected to sweep the northern, rural part of the state, which he represented in the House. That means his Democratic opponent, Rep. Shelley Berkley, who represents the Las Vegas area, will have to win at least 55 percent of the vote in Clark County, which encompasses the Vegas area.
“That’s a large margin of victory in Clark County,” Nevada political analyst Jon Ralston said. “The difficult path for Shelley Berkley is to get herself known and liked outside her base in Clark County.”
From the Washington Examiner:
Despite a lower jobless rate and a recent uptick in President Obama’s approval ratings, Democrats are poised in November to lose their Senate majority and hand over control of Congress entirely to the Republican Party.
With 22 Senate seats up for grabs this fall, Democrats are fighting to hold on to their 53-47 seat majority. They must defend at least seven seats considered “tossups” and are watching three others that could become competitive.
Republicans, who already have a 24-seat majority in the House, need to win just four more Senate seats to achieve a 51-seat majority in that chamber. Republicans already have a head start in Nebraska, where they are favored to snatch away the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Ben Nelson.
“Even if the economy continues to do better and even if Obama is re-elected, assuming it’s not landslide proportions, I would still bet that Republicans will hold the House and pick up the Senate,” pollster Ron Faucheux, president of the Clarus Research Group, told The Washington Examiner.
From Cleveland Plain Dealer (editorial)
This page has had serious issues with the way Josh Mandel seemingly puts election to higher office above every other consideration — from completing the jobs voters elected him to do, starting in Lyndhurst City Council eight years ago, to his judgment in allowing gutter attack ads against his Democratic opponent in 2010 when he was running for his current job as state treasurer.
Even so, none of the four opponents arrayed against him in the statewide Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Sherrod Brown has managed to mount a serious run at the nomination.
But Mandel, at 34 the youngest in the field, is the candidate with the money, the official party backing, the name recognition, the track record as a winner and the political experience — he served several terms in the General Assembly before becoming treasurer — to credibly oppose Brown.
Mandel will win the nomination, as he should, despite his flaws. He is intelligent, driven and a ferocious fundraiser. If the Republicans wish to mount a serious campaign to unseat Brown, the one candidate in this field with a chance is Josh Mandel.