Jun 132012
 

The American BMX Stunt Team

Big Barry

Definitely for your entertainment, nothing more :)

Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel

JUST because…

Lindsey Norton

My fav of the night…

The Untouchables

Hard to believe their kids they are SO good, adults trapped in teeny bodies…

Taylor Reed

WowWeeeeee…

The Scott Brothers

Uniquely AWESOME…

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Jun 132012
 

At a fundraiser in Maryland this afternoon, President Obama criticized Republicans, saying that “you can pretty much put their campaign on, on a tweet and have some characters to spare.”

“The good news is, the American people generally agree with our vision,” President Obama said at the fundraiser, according to the pool report. “If you just put in front of them, issue after issue and you present the Democratic approach and the Republican approach, we win. The challenge is because folks are still hurting right now, the other side feels that its enough for them to just sit back and say, ‘Things aren’t as good as they should be and it’s Obama’s fault.’ And, you can pretty much put their campaign on, on a tweet and have some characters to spare.”

Social media site Twitter only allows messages no longer than 140-characters. Hence, Obama is suggesting that the Republicans are not running on much of a platform.

* Mediaite

~ Be entertained and follow him :)

Obama reportedly also told that crowd, “There’s not a country that wouldn’t trade places with us.”

“We’ve gone through the toughest economy in our lifetimes,” Obama said. “We still have a long way to go,”

The audience included Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Rep. John Sarbanes, and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore.

- source

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Jun 132012
 

The Department of Energy is awarding $54 million for energy projects that should help manufacturing companies be more energy efficient. If your immediate response is, “If these technologies are going to lower a business’s costs, why aren’t they investing their own money?” then you’re asking the right question.

~ Sure Let’s JUST reelect Obama

Bailed-out General Motors is receiving $2.7 million to “develop an integrated super-vacuum die casting process using a new magnesium alloy to achieve a 50% energy savings compared to the multi-piece, multi-step, stamping and joining process currently used to manufacture car doors.” If General Motors wants to partner with a national laboratory or a research university to invent a manufacturing process for car doors that achieves dramatic energy savings and reduces costs, that’s wonderful. Go for it. But use your own money.

Other’s being bailed out:

* Dow Chemical Company, a $9 million grant

* PolyPlus Battery Company is also receiving a $9 million handout

* Teledyne Scientific & Imaging (another ARPA-E recipient) Teledyne is benefiting from a $2.1 million DOE “investment”

Full article…

and WHO is truly getting the cash?

Obama told the United Auto Workers (UAW) in February not to listen to critics of the auto bailout who said union members “made out like bandits—that saving the auto industry was just about paying back the unions.” “Really?” Obama said. “I mean, even by the standards of this town [Washington], that’s a load of you-know-what.”

~ Sure Let’s JUST reelect Obama

New research from Heritage labor economist James Sherk proves that it was, in fact, a load of truth.

The Treasury Department estimates that taxpayers will lose $23 billion on the auto bailout. Sherk and co-author Todd Zywicki find that none of these losses came from saving jobs, but instead went to prop up the compensation of some of the most highly paid workers inAmerica. They write:

We estimate that the Administration redistributed $26.5 billion more to the UAW than it would have received had it been treated as it usually would in bankruptcy proceedings. Taxpayers lost between $20 billion and $23 billion on the auto programs. Thus, the entire loss to the taxpayers from the auto bailout comes from the funds diverted to the UAW.

The Obama campaign is touting the bailout in Michigan this week, crowing about saved-or-created jobs. What the bailout actually saved was the UAW’s heavily padded compensation packages; what it created was a massive taxpayer loss.

The UAW was a significant factor in the automakers’ decline: It had raised Detroit’s labor costs 50 percent to 80 percent above other automakers, such as Toyotaand Nissan. In 2006, General Motors paid its unionized workers $70.51 an hour in wages and benefits. Chrysler paid $75.86 an hour. Added to mistakes by management, these labor costs were a major reason the automakers went bankrupt.

However, through the bailout, the Obama Administration insulated the UAW from most of the sacrifices unions usually make in a bankruptcy—at taxpayer expense.

* Snippets:

Even Stephen Rattner, President Obama’s “car czar,” has admitted that “We should have asked the UAW to do a bit more. We did not ask any UAW member to take a cut in their pay.”

* Instead, more than $26 billion went out the door and into the UAW’s pockets. Let’s put that in perspective: The amount of the subsidy given directly to the UAW was bigger than the budget of the entire State Department. It was bigger than allU.S. foreign aid spending. It was 50 percent more than NASA’s budget.

None of that money kept factories running. Instead, it sustained the above-average compensation of members of an influential union, sparing them from most of the sacrifices typically made in bankruptcy—a bankruptcy they contributed to. President Obama engaged in special interest spending at its worst.

The Administration did not bail out GM and Chrysler. It bailed out the United Auto Workers.

Full article…

~ Sure Let’s JUST reelect Obama ~ JP

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Jun 132012
 

“The debate is over about whether people are out there that are non U.S. citizens who registered to vote. They have. There’s no debate about whether they’ve voted. They have. There’s no debate that they can impact elections. They can.”

– Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on “Your World with Neil Cavuto”

The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Florida to block its effort to purge its voter rolls of non-U.S. citizens and to stop further attempts before the November elections.


Read the Letter Below:

DOJ sues Florida over effort to purge voter rolls of non-citizens

Holder Fires Back at GOP With Florida Voter Suit

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