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A mosquestrosity is about to be built near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who called America and Christians the first terrorists, intends to erect the Islamic shrine to the 9/11 terrorists only two blocks from where the World Trade Center towers once stood.

“It not only is exactly the wrong place, at Ground Zero, but it is a mosque supported by an imam who has a record of support for causes that were sympathetic with terrorism. … Nobody would allow something like that at Pearl Harbor. Let’s have some respect for who died there and why they died there. They died because of Islamic extremist terrorists.”Rudolph William Louis “Rudy” Giuliani, former New York City Mayor

CBS has decided to censor the GOP’s “Kill the Ground Zero Mosque” ad from broadcast and side with those who want to build the mosquestrosity in the shadow of the Twin Towers that were destroyed by an Islamic jihad attack.

“Any decent, American, Muslim or otherwise, wouldn’t dream of such an insult. It’s a stab in eye of America.” Pamela Geller, executive director Stop Islamization of America (SIOA)

The purpose of the mainstream media is to pervert and destroy truth, vilify and crucify Republicans, promote Brother O and the Democrat Party, and sell out their countrymen for fifteen minutes of fame and some bread and lentil stew.

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”Joseph Goebbels

I.M. Kane


 

Kill the Ground Zero Mosque TV Ad 1:01 Video

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* The number of federal employees exceeded 2.8 million for the first time

* Federal jobs have increased by 82,000 employees since December 2008

* Average federal salaries exceed average private-sector pay in more than eight out of 10 comparable occupations

* The typical federal worker is paid 20 percent more than private-sector workers in the same occupation


 

Two Americas: Public vs. Private Sector

By Mark J. Perry

1. The number of federal employees exceeded 2.8 million for the first time in January 2009, and federal jobs have increased by 82,000 employees since December 2008.

2. Average federal salaries exceed average private-sector pay in more than eight out of 10 comparable occupations. From USA Today, a sampling of average annual salaries in 2008 are displayed below, the most recent data:

[CHART: Federal salaries compared to private-sector]

3. Also from USA Today, the typical federal worker is paid $11,091 more per year (20% higher salary) than private-sector workers in the same occupation, based on median annual salaries.

Federal Employees: $66,591

Private-Sector Employees: $55,500

4. According to USA Today, average annual benefits (health, pension, etc.) in 2008 for federal employees was more than 4 times greater than benefits for private workers, a difference of almost $31,000 per year:

Federal employees: $40,875

Private sector worker: $9,882

Other key findings from USA Today:

• Federal. The federal pay premium cut across all job categories — white-collar, blue-collar, management, professional, technical and low-skill. In all, 180 jobs paid better average salaries in the federal government (83%); 36 paid better in the private sector (17%).

• Private. The private sector paid more on average in a select group of high-skill occupations, including lawyers, veterinarians and airline pilots. The government’s 5,200 computer research scientists made an average of $95,190, about $10,000 less than the average in the corporate world.

• State and local. State government employees had an average salary of $47,231 in 2008, about 5% less than comparable jobs in the private sector. City and county workers earned an average of $43,589, about 2% more than private workers in similar jobs. State and local workers have higher total compensation than private workers when the value of benefits is included.

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A chart of unemployment since 1995

By Neil Stevens

Source for the unemployment figures: a spreadsheet taken yesterday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. Republican period: January 1995-December 2006. Democrat period: January 2007-June 2010. Click here for a PDF:

 

(H-T Joe)

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“I truly believe … that the greatest threat to the United States today, the greatest threat to our liberty, the greatest threat to the Constitution, the greatest threat to our way of life, everything we believe in, the greatest threat to the country put together by the Founding Fathers, is the guy who is in the White House today.”—Tom Tancredo, former Republican Representative from Colorado’s 6th congressional district

Amen!

“I don’t agree. I think there are a lot of threats to this country, and I don’t think the man in the White House is the greatest threat to this country at all. … I was surprised when Tom said that. … I respect … President Obama. … and I respect him as our leader.”—Ken (the fainthearted) Buck, Republican Senate candidate

Goodie, just what America needs, another naïve, mealy-mouth, spineless, Republican Senate candidate molded after Lindsey Patsy Graham and John McTwoface McCain. Buck needs to understand that it’s no longer politics as usual, and that America needs Senators with principles, convictions, and true grit to combat the leftist progressives who are hell-bent on destroying America and enslaving its people under one-party rule and a socialist dictator.

Apparently Buck thinks it’s wiser to adopt the Coward/Safe Haven strategy of collegiality than it is to stand against the edicts of Brother O and the George Soros Shadow Party.

Buck up, Buck and grow a pair, or at least have the common sense to shut up and let better men say what needs to be said.  

I am irritated by wusses … I am intolerant of fools …

I.M. Kane


 

Tancredo’s remarks rain on Senate candidate Buck’s party

By Michael Booth

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck learned all over again Thursday why handing over the microphone to Tom Tancredo is often a perilous choice.

A hot dog picnic in a LoDo park was supposed to be Buck’s afternoon, basking in the reflected glory of Tea Party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint from South Carolina. DeMint, who is backing those he identifies as true conservatives with big kudos and big money, hosted a fundraiser for Buck and touted him with local media.

Then former U.S. Rep. Tancredo got hold of the mike and flashed his usual flair for controversy. Tancredo listed a series of historical threats to the United States, from terrorism to the Great Depression to world wars, then said:

“I truly believe this. . . I believe this with all my heart, that the greatest threat to the United States today, the greatest threat to our liberty, the greatest threat to the Constitution, the greatest threat to our way of life, everything we believe in, the greatest threat to the country put together by the Founding Fathers, is the guy who is in the White House today.”

Tancredo’s statement got a big cheer from the crowd but not exactly an endorsement from the suddenly pained host, Buck. Asked by reporters after the speeches what he thought of Tancredo’s remarks, Buck took his own tack.

“I think he’s created a new word in the dictionary; it’s called a Tancredo-ism. I don’t agree. I think there are a lot of threats to this country, and I don’t think the man in the White House is the greatest threat to this country at all,” Buck said.

Tancredo, who used to represent the metro area’s southern suburbs with anti-immigration fervor, did not escape the notice of national media. On a conference call with Buck and DeMint following the rally, Buck had to address the “greatest threat” accusation again.

“I was surprised when Tom said that,” Buck said. “Tom tends to exaggerate sometimes. I respect, frankly, President Obama. I disagree with him on a lot of his policies, but he is the president of the United States, and I respect him as our leader.”

DeMint said he would be a top supporter of Buck’s with cash from his conservative action committee, but he declined to say how much because of rules preventing coordination with outside political groups. Asked if he would support Buck’s rival, Jane Norton, if she wins the Republican primary Aug. 10, DeMint said he “definitely” will.

Buck offered strong support for Social Security, despite some recent reports that he had denigrated the program as “horrible policy” and questioned its constitutionality.

Asked about Social Security on Thursday, Buck said: “The federal government should be involved in Social Security. We’ve made a promise to our seniors, and we should uphold that promise. . . . We have to make sure our seniors know Social Security will be there for them.”

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