Obama at His Best: Lying and Favoring Latinos
Real job figures tell a sad tale for Americans
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|Washington Times Editorial -- February 3
Obama's bogus jobs data
The White House hyped the news Friday that January payrolls had risen by 243,000. The hitch is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also dropped 1.2 million from the calculated workforce. Somehow this net loss of a million workers in a single month was transformed into an improvement in the unemployment rate. As the old saying goes, figures don't lie, but liars can figure.
"Job growth was widespread," the BLS reported, but most Americans sense that something isn't quite right with the numbers. The most important change was the deep decline in the workforce. While the overall population jumped an 1.6 million in January, the workforce declined a record-setting 1.2 million. This figure represents those who out of sheer frustration or for other reasons have dropped out of what the government defines as the active labor pool. They are worse than simply unemployed; they are both jobless and hopeless. [...]
The participation rate is a subjective measure and highly subject to manipulation. The lower it goes and the more people are dropped from the unemployment equation, the better the numbers will look for the White House. This figure has been dropping sharply since Mr. Obama took office. Last month, an analysis at the Zero Hedge financial website noted that by extending the logic of reporting progressively fewer labor-force participants, "America will officially have no unemployed when the Labor Force Participation rate hits 58.5 percent, which should be just before the presidential election." Maybe that's the plan.
Related: L.A. Times: Latinos, hit hard by job losses, are making strong comeback
While they make up only 15% of the country's workforce, Latinos have racked up half the employment gains posted since the economy began adding jobs in early 2010, Labor Department data showed.
|Ted Nugent -- Washington Times sc
The great Keystone XL pipeline massacre
President Obama's decision to put a bullet in the back of the head of the Keystone XL pipeline is all the proof you need to know that his modus operandi is to sidle up to environmental green-energy crackpots instead of creating thousands of American jobs and honestly pursuing energy independence for America. -- What the Great Keystone XL Pipeline Presidential Massacre of 2012 affirms is the president's out-of-touch...
|Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas
Senate to vote on bill that could kick TSA out of airports
Following House approval of the measure on Friday, the Senate is set to vote today on legislation that would allow U.S. airports to replace TSA workers with screeners from private companies, a move that could spell the beginning of the end for the highly unpopular federal agency's role in airport security. -- "The U.S. agency must allow airports to switch to private companies for screeners unless it can show..."
Former Gov. Pete Wilson named honorary Romney campaign chair
Weeks after GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney touted the controversial endorsement of the architect of some of the strictest state immigration laws in the country, the presidential candidate has named a well-known immigration hard-liner as honorary chairman of his California campaign. -- Romney announced on his campaign website Monday that he had named former California Gov. Pete Wilson...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers Disturbing photos
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Chihuahua, Chih., Mex. -- A municipal police woman was shot and killed on duty by assassins on Sunday. Witnesses describe the gunmen as being in one vehicle. -- And-- El Vergel, Sin., Mex. -- A former municipal police agent was found tortured and executed, with his body left in his car in the middle of a main roadway. He was found at about 830am Monday....
|Roger Hedgecock -- WorldNetDaily.com
California's troubled green future
Enjoying the Super Bowl in California is something of a guilty pleasure. All that raw testosterone, all that physical competition, all that awful capitalist advertising. In a state that banned dodge ball as a threat to self-esteem, the Super Bowl is, like, so yesterday. But the new California is so tomorrow. -- California is where Obama's second term is being born...
Reforming legal immigration
Jennifer Wedel (an "avid Republican"!) got the drop on President Obama the other day by asking him why, with so many American engineers like her husband unemployed, he wants to import even more engineers from abroad. Obama responded that industry tells him there's a "huge demand" for engineers around the country, and that she should send her husband's résumé to the White House...
|Daily Caller -- Washington
Boehner mum on Holder as 'Fast and Furious' investigation gathers momentum
House Speaker John Boehner is continuing to avoid questions from The Daily Caller about whether he supports the 103 members of the House of Representatives who want action to remove Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. -- Several bloggers who have covered the investigation into the gunwalking scandal reported on Friday that Boehner and his staff have slowed the probe...
|The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.
Bill to protect Georgia college seats for legal residents blocked
Conservative voters in the Gainesville area should pay close attention to Georgia's pending House Bill 59. -- It is important 2011 produced legislation with wide General Assembly Republican backing that essentially says the legislative intent of the landmark 2006 Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act (SB 529) regarding public benefits to illegal aliens actually be obeyed. And enforced...
|Tucson Weekly sc
Going After "MEChA Boy": Grijalva faces primary challenge
David Crowe Robles, a local defense contractor, is announcing plans this week to take on Congresswoman Raul Grijalva in the Aug. 28 Democratic primary. -- Crowe Robles, who had been toying with a run for U.S. Senate in the Democratic ticket before Richard Carmona got into the race, isn't the only Democrat who wants a piece of Grijalva's hide. Former state lawmaker Amanda Aguirre is also assembling a campaign...
Rep. Lamar Smith: Obama officials ignoring immigration laws
President Barack Obama is ignoring the country’s immigration statutes despite saying in an interview last week that no occupant of the Oval Office has the right to bypass the law, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith charged Monday. -- Work-site inspections have been virtually abandoned, states that try to enforce federal immigration laws are punished, and illegal [aliens] are given the right to...
|Economic Collapse Blog
When will the feds stop putting out fraudulent employment stats?
On Friday, the entire financial world celebrated when it was announced that the unemployment rate in the United States had fallen to 8.3 percent. That is the lowest it has been since February 2009, and it came as an unexpected surprise for financial markets that are hungry for some good news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payrolls jumped by 243,000 during the month of January...
|Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review
Report looks at border security
...Glenn Spencer, president of American Border Patrol, a nongovernmental border watch group based in Hereford, said the statement by CRS regarding the rate of serious crimes by illegal aliens is "outrageous" because it is misleading and it disarms the American people against a real threat. -- "Persons coming from Mexico may have a criminal record there, but we do not know what it might be..."
25 reports that can put you on the terror watch list
A concerted effort has been afoot for some time to merge local police with federal authorities to respond to the implementation of citizen spy "snitch" programs. This has been best illustrated by the role of threat fusion centers, which are integrating data from public and private sources alike -- even universities. -- The FBI has now made public their "Communities Against Terrorism" Suspicious Activity Reporting flyers...
|King World News
Unemployment rate at a staggering 22.5%
John Williams, of Shadowstats, notes that manipulated government statistics are not changing the fact that the true SGS Unemployment Measure now sits at a staggering 22.5%. Williams can only use comparisons from the Great Depression to put things into proper perspective. Here is what Williams had to say: "The Economy Still Is Not Recovering. As discussed in the Opening Comments and Executive Summary..."
Insurgency in America?
You know the border is a place where drugs and illegal immigrants transit every day. But you have no idea how bad things really are. -- If you watch the Glenn Beck Show on GBTV this Tuesday at 5PM [ET], you will learn about the frightening --- and immediate --- threats coming across the U.S.-Mexico. -- Of course, the mainstream media refuses to tell you the real story. They claim a need to shield the public...
|Joe Wolverton, II -- The New American
S.C. attorney general asks court to unblock immigration law
On December 22, 2011, a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina issued a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of key provisions of the South Carolina immigration statute. Last month, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson (left) filed papers in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals requesting that court reverse the lower court's ruling...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com
The January jobs are statistical artifacts
Last Friday the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the first month of this new year 243,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate (U.3) fell to 8.3 percent. This good news is a mirage. It is due to faulty seasonal adjustments and to the BLS birth/death model. In a prolonged downturn, seasonal adjustments and the birth/death model produce nonexistent employment...
|Michael Hicks -- Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Partisan MAS classes used students politically
Before being elected to serve on the TUSD Governing Board, I publicly expressed concerns about TUSD's Mexican American Studies classes as they were being taught in our schools. I had met with educators from inside and outside the district whom I trusted to be honest, unbiased and not politically motivated. -- They discussed their concerns about the classes and the welfare of the students...
Who is Judge Michael Malihi?
Immediately after hearing that Georgia Judge Michael Malihi ruled against the plaintiffs in the case regarding Obama's eligibility to be on the 2012 presidential ballot, and hearing that Malihi was a Muslim Iranian, I decided to find out all I could about him. Is his ancestry really Iranian? Is his faith really Muslim? And did either of these things, if true, play a role in his decision to side with Obama in the Georgia eligibility hearing?
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Va. official who sued DHS over illegal alien data to run for Lt. Governor
Last week, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart said he would enter the race to become Virginia's next run for lieutenant governor in 2013. He made the announcement during an interview on Newsradio 1070 WINA in Charlottesville. -- Stewart recently sued the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to discover what action (if any) the federal agency has taken...
Thousands tracking 'cover-up' of Fast and Furious
Tens of thousands of Americans are tracking the allegations of a "cover-up" in the Department of Justice's "Fast and Furious" scandal under Attorney General Eric Holder, according to members of Congress who have been holding hearings on the issue. -- Members of the House committee that this week held a hearing for members to quiz Holder on the progress of the investigation say nearly 14,000 Americans logged online...