Teen Mobs in Philly, Assult 2X’s Sat Night: Leg Broken

Teen Mobs in Philly, Assult 2X’s Sat Night: Leg Broken.

Philadelphia, PA  is out of control.  The local news did not cover this attack of another “flash mob” this weekend. This was in the Spring Garden section of the city, 1/2 mile north of City Hall, Center City.  I assume the media does not want to alarm the city dwellers, possible deter tourism.

At 15th and Spring Garden near Green Street, a 9:30PM, Emily Guendelsberger 27, who is an online editor of local arts and entertainment department of  Philadelphia’s ONION, satirical website was jumped by 20 male teens who punched and kicked her numerous times.  Surveillance cameras were check by police had no luck.  Several of the friends she was walking with were treated for facial injuries.

She suffered a broken leg and was admitted in the hospital.

A motorist saw the exchange and pulled over to try to protect the victim.

The police earlier in the evening reported another attack,  1/2 miles away in the  Fairmount section.  A 20-year-old male was assaulted. He was treated and released for a bruised right eye.

“Terrorism is the best political weapon
for nothing drives people harder
than a fear of sudden death.”

– Adolf Hitler

Our future hinges on .. oil subsidies and jet loopholes?

The Obama administration wants to clarify that it definitely wants to end the Bush tax cuts, raising taxes on filthy rich American small business owners earning over $250,000 a year… it just doesn’t want to do that quite yet. Right now our Dear Ruler, Barack Obama, and the Democrats just want to target “millionaires and billionaires, oil and gas subsidies, and loopholes for corporate jets that are gifts to special interests,” according to chief dogwasher Jay Carney. He says, “This is about subsidies for oil and gas companies — $40 billion — a loophole that allows for the owners of private corporate jets to benefit enormously in the billions, compared to, say, Delta or American Airlines, and other measures that benefit millionaires and billionaires, or in some way, you know, complicate our tax code in a way that it isn’t helpful.” It’s funny how Barack Obama and the Democrats are only worried about our “complicated” tax code as it applies to wealthy folks.

Let’s start with this focus on loopholes for corporate jets. Why the focus on corporate jets? Simple .. playing the wealth envy card. There are two things that really seem to symbolize extreme wealth: yachts and private jets. Democrats tried a special tax on yachts years ago, and thousands of jobs in the boat-building industry were lost. The tax was soon repealed. So .. this time it will be the private jets. And just what hideous subsidies are the Democrats after? Depreciation. All businesses get to depreciate their capital equipment. There is nothing really sexy – nothing that can be exploited to play the wealth envy game – in taking a depreciation for a construction crane or a massive new printing press at The New York Times. Private Jets? Well that’s an entirely different matter — only rich people fly in private jets, so have at ‘em!

In reality, how much could closing the corporate jet loophole really gain the taxpayers? Well when you consider the fact that we have a $1.6 trillion deficit just this year, you’d have to be government-educated to think that this corporate jet loophole could even make a dent in that figure. The reason why Democrats are focusing on something like this is because they are pandering to the dumb masses … like this person, for example: Robert Creamer. Here’s a taste of an article he wrote for the Huffington Post:

High-end corporate jets can set you back for from $40 to $70 million. They offer huge seats, communications suites, luxury appointments — convenience that is unmatched by flying commercial. But should the other taxpayers really be subsidizing that kind of luxury travel?

If a corporation spends $40 million on a corporate jet to fly around its CEO without the hassle of airport security, and the other indignities suffered by mere mortals, is it right to require those mere mortals contribute as much as $14 million in the form of a tax subsidy for the deduction the company will take as the aircraft is depreciated over the years?

The entire article is dripping in this wealth envy attitude. The Democrats play into that because they know it works.

The other victim in the Democrat wealth-envy parade is Big Oil. So now we are back to these oil and gas subsidies. We’ve been through this charade before, and in fact, I’ve pointed you to an excellent article by Randall Hoven in the American Thinker, which gives you some of the details on these hideous subsidies … subsidies that are almost uniformly offered to all industries in this country. What makes Big Oil subsidies different and worthy of government lambasting? Nothing, other than the fact that Big Oil makes for a convenient boogie man in a sea of ignorance. OK .. for some figures:

* Domestic manufacturing tax deduction — $1.7 B. This is a tax deduction given to every manufacturer in the US. Per CNN, it was “designed to keep factories in the United States.” If that deduction were eliminated for oil companies only, it would mean singling out oil companies from all other manufacturers.

* Percentage depletion allowance — $1 B. Any industry can write down a portion of the cost of its capital equipment as part of the cost of doing business. Right now, oil in the ground is treated as capital equipment. Again, this “subsidy” amounts to how the cost of doing business is defined. All companies get it, not just oil companies.

* Foreign tax credit — $850 million. Companies get credit for taxes they pay to other countries. All companies get this “subsidy,” not just oil companies. Should a company pay tax on tax? Should only oil companies pay tax on tax?

* Intangible drilling costs — $780 million. According to CNN, “[a]ll industries get to write off the costs of doing business, but they must take it over the life of an investment. The oil industry gets to take the drilling credit in the first year.” Among these four tax “breaks,” this smallest one was the only one that treated oil companies differently.

As Randall Hoven, the author of the American Thinker article, points out … the only subsidy that is specific for the oil industry is the last one for intangible drilling costs. So $3.55 billion that the Democrats want to claim are tax credits that are offered to all industries and manufacturers in the United States. But what if Barack Obama and the Democrats get their way in these debt talks and eliminate these subsides? Is this really going to make a dent in tackling our debt? Hoven has the figures …

* The amount of earnings not collected in taxes is about $4.3 billion per year — about 0.2% of this year’s deficit and enough to fund about 10 hours of current US government spending.

The only tax in which the oil industry seems to get special treatment compared to other industries is intangible drilling costs. The amount of that subsidy? That would be $0.78 billion per year — enough to fund less than two hours of federal spending in 2011, and not even half the amount we are lending a foreign-owned and state-owned oil company for drilling offshore Brazil.

Principal Criticized For Delivering Graduation Speech In Spanish

He congratulated the graduating class of 2011, but one but one principal’s commencement speech actually offended some in the crowd.

The graduating class at Whittell High School has only 30 students. Just a few weeks ago during graduation their principal gave an encouraging speech congratulating his students and their parents.

“Class of 2011, I want to congratulate you for all your accomplishments this year,” said Principal Crespin Esquivel.

He then said the same thing in Spanish, making sure his commencement speech could also be understood by his Spanish speaking parents and students who make up the second largest group of the school.

“I figured why not do it in Spanish? I think it’s important for me to make sure all the families feel comfortable,” said Esquivel.

Maria: You never meant to offend anyone, correct?

Esquival: Absolutely not.

But it appears he did. One woman who sat through both speeches wrote a letter to the editor in a local newspaper saying Esquival “crossed the line”, “was inappropriate” and “took away from the recognition the students deserved.”

Read more here.

How do we get more jobs?

Now here is something that you won’t see reported by the ObamaMedia. This is because the ObamaMedia is focused on promoting the Obama agenda, and the Obama agenda is to increase the size and scope of government. So this “something” I am referring to is a study by the Phoenix Center about the effect of government regulation on our economy. Remember that just in 2010, the Obama administration increased government regulation at an unprecedented pace, adding 43 major new regulations on the federal level. This has a significant effect on our economy. Take a look …

According to the Phoenix study, “even a small 5% reduction in the regulatory budget(about $2.8 billion) would result in about $75 billion in expanded private-sector GDP each year, with an increase in employment by 1.2 million jobs annually. On average, eliminating the job of a single regulator grows the American economy by $6.2 million and nearly 100 private sector jobs annually.” The reverse is true as well, according to Phoenix, which said “each million dollar increase in the regulatory budget costs the economy 420 private sector jobs.”

“Our statistical analysis of historical data indicates that federal expenditures on regulatory activity have a significant impact on the size of the private-sector economy and private-sector employment,” says Dr. George S. Ford, chief economist at the Phoenix Center. “While the entire federal budget must be cut to address the deficit problem, the evidence indicates that reductions in the overall federal regulatory budget may substantially impact the growth of economic output and employment.”

Barack Obama is serious about creating jobs, so long as they are jobs created by the government and not the private sector. Unfortunately for PrezBo, a centrally planned economy will not thrive like a free-market economy. You can’t have the best of both worlds.

Texas to defund Planned Parenthood

More significantly, the Texas legislature wants Medicaid funds in a block grant so that they can spend it where they think it’s needed rather than Washington telling them.

Politico:

The Texas Legislature approved a bill Monday that would both compel the state to push the Obama administration to convert Texas’s Medicaid program into a block grant and defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

The omnibus health bill also includes a number of other controversial provisions, including plans to save $400 million over the next year by increasing the use of Medicaid managed care.The legislation now goes to the desk of Gov. Rick Perry, who has been generally supportive of both the Medicaid reforms, as well as anti-abortion language.

When previously asked about Senate Bill 7, Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed would not speak specifically to pending legislation, but did comment on the governor’s broad support for block grants.

“[Gov. Perry] would prefer local or state solutions to Texas’ health care challenges rather than one-size-fits-all bureaucracy from the federal government, and block grants are one of the options Texas has considered,” she previously told POLITICO.

Nothing new about block grants. Cities especially have benefited from them. But I don’t believe anything as large as Medicaid block grant has ever been attempted. It sets up an interesting clash between congress and the states if this idea catches on.

Prominent Egyptian Preacher: Islam Prefers Strong, Immoral Men

In a video posted to YouTube on June 12, Salafi Shaykh Muhammad Hassan, a popular preacher in Egypt, explains why Islam prefers strong, immoral men over righteous, weak ones.

According to Translating Jihad, the Egyptian leader quotes Imam Ahmad, Ibn Taymiyya, and the Prophet Muhammad in making his case. Here are some text snippets:

If there are two men, and one of them is stronger spiritually, while the other is stronger physically, (the latter) is more beneficial to that nation. In war, for example, the strong man offers his courage, even if he is immoral or licentious. The weak man (only) offers his impotence, even if he is faithful…

The Prophet (peace be upon him), said…”Allah will support this religion through an immoral man.”

Watch a subtitled version of the full sermon, below:

Dems Push Ahead With DREAM Act

Sen. Dick Durbin plans to make a full-court press Tuesday to revive the debate over a controversial proposal to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a path to legal status, as the Obama administration moves on a separate track to grant what some describe as “amnesty” to the same group.

Durbin, D-Ill., in announcing the first-ever Senate hearing on the so-called DREAM Act, said his proposal would “make our country stronger.” Under the plan, which passed the House last year but died in the Senate, illegal immigrants who came here as children and complete two years of college or military service could earn legal status.

Several top administration officials, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, plan to testify before Durbin’s subcommittee. The hearing and a recent memo from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement suggest officials are moving on two fronts to give illegal immigrant students a chance at staying.

The memo issued June 17 from ICE Director John Morton instructs staff to consider 19 factors when exercising “prosecutorial discretion” — or the discretion an ICE attorney has in deciding whether and how to pursue or dismiss an immigration case.

Read more here.

Woman shot in head!

Linda Burnett, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws and while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Later, her husband noticed her sitting in her car in the driveway with the windows rolled up and with her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head. He became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Linda’s eyes were now open and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and Linda replied that she had been shot in the back of the head and had been holding her brains in for over an hour.

The husband called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and Linda refused to remove her hands from her head.

When they finally got in, they found that Linda had a wad of bread dough on the back of her head. A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat, making a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head. When she reached back to find out what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains. She initially passed out, but quickly recovered.

Linda is blonde, a Democrat and an Obama supporter, but that could all be a coincidence.

The defective biscuit canister was analyzed and it was determined to be Bush’s fault.

Obama’s State of Corruption:, 2008-2011 a Historical Timeline

Obama’s State of Corruption:, 2008-2011 a Historical Timeline.

Take a trip down memory lane!  View this powerful, informative, and well-edited video in it’s entirety.It is well worth the time. It captures the pure essence of POTUS distinctive contribution and commitment in the destruction of America.   The US current state of corruption, manufactured by the elite leader of this country, Barack Hussein Obama.