Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

Market strategist Bob Janjuah asks, “Why are our leaders trying to resurrect communism?” I say good question. The average American says, “Communism, what’s that?”

Iran warns that suicide bombers are poised to strike the U.S. That is comforting…..

Gallup surveys finds that the unemployment rate has climbed to 9%. They run their survey numbers before the government and they usually are in parity with the numbers that come out the first week of the month. Uh, oh, the narrative the economy is improving will soon be shot. Now what, Barry?

This one is just fun. Allen West mocks liberal blogs like Think Progress in a recent speech. Man, I love this guy!

The individual vs. the George Soros machine. Glenn Beck explained last night on The O’Reilly Factor.

Proof that we do not live in a free-market system anymore. Documents show the FCC used their power to bully competitors of LightSquared. LightSquared is beginning to look a lot like Solyndra.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio briefed presidential candidate Rick Santorum on his Obama probe. Results will be released on March 1st. I have a feeling what Sheriff Joe releases will be ‘interesting,’ to say the least.

Lots to report today!

What did the mainstream media miss in the unemployment numbers? S.E. Cupp points it out on ‘Real News’ on GBTV. The MSM news outlets are creating a narrative of rosy numbers that are not reality. Do not be fooled!

Speaking of economics, if you really want to know what is going on and understand economics you need to be reading John Mauldin’s investment newsletter. This guy is amazing! What I really like about Mauldin is he understands the main schools of economic thought and tends to provide a pragmatic approach to our problems. He comes off as non-partisan, but I suspect he leans conservative. Check out his latest column; The Cancer of Debt and Deficits.

The truth continues to come out on who Newt Gingrich really is. Personal papers reveal that he constantly criticized Reagan. World Net Daily is reporting that Gingrich helped lobbyist protect Freddie. I’m not sure on the second piece and would like to see it corroborated somewhere, but the reality is it is out there and the whole Freddie thing has never been fully explained.

This is sad, now more than half of all births to American women under 30 are born out of wedlock.

Is Obama imposing a national school curriculum?

Glenn Beck put forward an intriguing theory yesterday. We may be in the middle of WWIII, but it does not look like a war in the usual sense.

2,500 religious leaders tell Obama the contraception mandate is a severe blow to religious liberty.

Your gas went up…again. Why? Iran announced a cut in the oil supply yesterday.

Thought I would share this, it was on the Drudge Report this morning. The unsupervised teen mobs that have been occurring at the Plaza resulted in violence this past Saturday.

From a KC Star article today.

“The shootings occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday near 47th and Wyandotte streets. When shots rang out — witnesses reported hearing five or six — James was about 50 yards away. His two bodyguards pushed him to the ground and drew their guns.”

Mayor Sly James posted a statement this morning on his Facebook page.

First, I would like to pass along an update on the three injured young people. All three are stable, which is very good news. Last night, I witnessed firsthand hundreds of young people on the Plaza. Many were very young. Most were without parents.

While we may not be able to stop shootings like the one last night, understand that the situation cannot stand. I have been working today, and will continue to work this week ahead of City Council session on Thursday with the police, the council, the courts and the 14 school districts in Kansas City to determine a path forward that helps keeps kids safe not only on the Plaza but throughout our city.

We have a youth problem on the Plaza, but more than that we have a parent problem. Twelve, 13 and 14-year-olds do not arrive on the Plaza by themselves. We need parents to pay attention and get involved. As a city, we can pass any number of ordinances, start all kinds of programs, but if our parents are not more involved in parenting, we cannot solve this issue.

So I am reaching out to all who will listen. We need your help. Reducing the crime in our neighborhoods and keeping our children safe will require a coordinated effort. It cannot just be the city, or the police department, or churches, or schools; rather it must be all of the above and more. Whatever the solution is, I know it begins and ends at home.

I applaud the Mayor for his courage to speak out in this manner and agree that there is certainly a problem with parental responsibility in this matter. I do think Kansas City may have chosen correctly with Mayor James.

Folks, whether you see it or not, American society is destabilizing. You can pin this upon decades of the destruction of the importance of personal responsibility and the belief in a shared collective responsibility. It’s never your fault, it’s always someone else. This is why I am appreciative that the mayor is putting this back on the people who are responsible for the problem first and foremost. There is nothing wrong with asking the community to do more, but it has to fall first at the feet of those responsible. Parents must start to take responsibility for their children, people must start to take responsibility for their actions.

I fear more of this will be common place in our inner cities as the economy doesn’t improve. Youth African-American unemployment is currently 39.2% and youth white unemployment is 23%! Our teens need leaders in the community to explain to them that things are tough, they’re going to be tough, but violence and the destruction of other people’s property is not going to solve anything. Things are getting bad for many American families. And I hate to break it to you, it’s not going to change anytime soon because of the economic policies that are currently in place in this country. It’s going to be worse unless there is a significant change toward freedom.

I would encourage the mayor to consider a youth curfew for individuals not out with their parents who are under the age of 18. Tickets, fines, and community service for the parents and the youth that are out breaking the curfew or causing problems. At the end of the day, I don’t think this is going to completely solve the problem.

You may not agree with this, but I would highly encourage you to learn to protect yourself. This includes a self-defense course, a conceal carry permit, and your own personal firearm. If you look above, it works well for the mayor’s bodyguards, it would work well for you.

I would also encourage people to help out where they can. This is a time when we need people to be the people they were meant to be, not the people we have become. That’s Faith (for those that are believers), Hope, and Charity. On the political front it’s voting for politicians that believe in freedom, personal responsibility, and the reduction of spending that is financially breaking us. We have a bumpy ride ahead of us but we can, and will make it through the dark days ahead.