Monday, April 23, 2012

Cruising the Web

Barack Obama's handlers like to release photographs of Barack Obama staring thoughtfully out of windows. Perhaps they want to trigger memories of the iconic photograph of JFK staring out the Oval Office window. New York Magazine has some fun imagining what Obama is thinking while he's being photographed staring pensively out the window.

George Leef and Jenna Ashley Robinson have some warnings for young people looking at statistics of the average salary earned by those with college degrees compared to those with high school diplomas or less.

Joel Kotkin explains the depressing saga of California and how the middle class is leaving the once Golden State: As someone who left the state 29 years ago, I'm just so glad to be out of there.

The Top Ten Obama flimflams - how to limit oneself to only ten?

Mort Zuckerman details the depressing jobs picture in the United States and how Obama's economic policies are exacerbating uncertainty. Thus, businesses don't want to hire long-term employees because they don't know what their health care costs and taxes will be. The situation is so much worse than it could have been and that is directly attributable to Obama's policies.

Here's a new definition of "involuntary servitude." A union is sui in Indiana claiming that making union workers work alongside non-union members violates the Thirteenth Amendment.
The new lawsuit suggests that when nonunion employees earn higher salaries and better benefits because of the union’s negotiation on behalf of its members, the union has been forced to work for those nonunion employees for free.

And being forced to work without compensation, the union suggested in its revised lawsuit, is slavery.
Yeah, that oughta fly. I smell desperation.
Five myths about the female voters.

Oh, those unintended consequences. Obama's proposal to rein in supposed speculators on oil prices would actually raise those prices.

Apparently, liberals think conservatives are such bozos that they'll just swallow anything no matter how ludicrous.

The WSJ exposes the nasty truth about California's budget - money supposedly to be spent on education will actually be paying off the massively unfunded pensions going to retired teachers. So when Californians go to the polls to vote on Governor Brown's tax hike proposal, be aware that the money won't be going to fund the education of their children today, but the retirements of teachers their children today don't even have.

Jake Tapper takes a look inside the RNC's digital 'War Room.' This is how politics runs today.

There is evidence that the economy is improving in Ohio and Michigan. The media would like to give the credit to Obama and are ignoring the policies implemented by Republican governors. And improved unemployment numbers also reflect the people who are either dropping out of the workforce or have left these states altogether.