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Sunday, August 30, 2015


MSNBC has announced a plan to turn away from left-wing opinionating and towards hard, objective news coverage. The network has been cratering in the ratings for years but just now figured out that left-wing talk radio-with-pictures hosted by male and female Rachel Maddow clones isn’t a ratings-grabber.  The Wrap reports that three unnamed MSNBC anchors resent the change:
Network insiders told TheWrap at least three of the network’s anchors — two of them higher-profile — are not on board with network chairman Andrew Lack and president Phil Griffin’s daytime overhaul from progressive firebrand to traditional news format.
“Hard news is a mistake,” one insider told TheWrap of direct conversations with one anchor.
Another anchor has said in public that Lack and Griffin have a fundamental misunderstanding of MSNBC’s audience.
“Older people aren’t eager to get their news from people like Ronan Farrow or Chris Hayes,” the anchor told TheWrap’s insider.
The Wrap adds that part of the internal frustration is over the fact that MSNBC does not appear ready to change it’s left-wing primetime line-up with Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Chris Matthews. Only daytime will move to a hard news format.
Full story here.

Monday, August 10, 2015


Iran peace t-shirt (Adelle Nazarian / Breitbart News)

Several left-wing groups have united in an “Astroturf” campaign to create a false impression of public support for the Iran deal at town hall meetings across the nation.

The effort, called “60 Days to Stop a War,” is being coordinated by, an anti-war group, the National Iranian American Council, a pro-Iran lobby group; Daily Kos, a left-wing blog site; and other left-wing groups.
As in the Obamacare effort in 2009, the apparent goal of “60 Days” is to create a media sensation that can drown out the American public’s overwhelming opposition.
A statement on the “60 Days” website declares:
Republicans are trying to start a war with Iran by rejecting the historic deal announced by the U.S., Iran and five other world powers that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Republicans can’t start their war without votes from Democrats…
Experts agree that without this agreement, we could face a new war in the Middle East. We have 60 days to defend diplomacy and stop a war. Find a town hall event with your member of Congress, and let them know you want diplomacy, not war.
Some of the members of Congress targeted by the 60 Days effort, such as 
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)
, are likely opponents of the Iran deal. The goal of the campaign is to create media attention, not to switch votes.

A list of the events, in chronological order, follows. All times local.
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
 (D-WA) – Mon., Aug. 10, 2:30 p.m. – Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 Southwest Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
 – Mon., Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m. – Cannon County Courthouse, 200 West Main St., Woodbury, TN 37190 United States

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC)
 – Mon., Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. – Marvin Ridge High School, 2825 Crane Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173 United States

Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)
 – Mon., Aug. 10, 7:00 p.m. – Council Chambers, 425 Hillside Avenue, Hillside, IL 60162 United States

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
 – Tues., Aug. 11, 10:00 a.m. – Joe’s Grill, 306 Russell Street, Darlington, SC 29532 United States

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)
 – Tues., Aug. 11, 1:00 p.m. – Shawneetown City Hall, 330 North Lincoln Boulevard East, Shawneetown, IL 62984 -RSVP by phone at (618) 252-8271 United States

7. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) – Tues., Aug. 11, 2:30 p.m., Grass Valley City Council Chambers, 125 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 United States
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY)
 – Tues., Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m. – Fiesta Brava Mexican Restaurant, 100 Tanglewood Drive, Taylorsville, KY 40071 United States

9. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) – Tues., Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m. -Putnam County Courthouse, 300 East Spring Street, Cookeville, TN 38501 United States
Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX)
 – Tues., Aug. 11, 6:00 p.m. – Hampton-Illinois Branch Library, 2951 South Hampton Rd., Dallas, TX 75224 United States

11. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) – Tues., Aug. 11, 6:00 p.m. – Colfax City Council Chambers, 33 South Main Street  Colfax, CA 95713 United States
12. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) – Tues., Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. – Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115 United States
13. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) – Wed., Aug. 12, 7:30 a.m. – Paula’s Hot Biscuit, 311 West Water Street, Hodgenville, KY 42748 United States
14. Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) – Wed., Aug. 12, 9:00 a.m. – Magnolia on Main, 224 East Main Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512 United States

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
 – Wed., Aug. 12, 9:00 a.m. – Spring Street Post Office, 1310 Pennsylvania Ave, Brooklyn – Canarsie, NY 11239 United States

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)
 – Wed., Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m. – Location TBD

17. Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) – Wed., Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m. – The Charcoal Grill, 107 North 1st Avenue, Dillon, SC 29536 United States
18. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) – Wed., Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m. – Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC 28031 United States
19. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) – Thurs., Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m. – Breese City Hall, 500 North 1st Street, Breese, IL 62230 United States
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
 – Thurs., Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m. – District Office, 3550 SW 5th Street, Topeka, KS 66606 United States – RSVP by phone at (618) 288-7190

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Unemployment Rates Of Women Up Under Obama

Unemployment rates of women, young women, and single women have all increased since O took office

The Democratic Party plans toprominently feature women at its convention in Charlotte this week, an effort that could be haunted by the Obama administration’s troubled relationship and failed record with respect to the fairer sex.
The sluggish economy under President Obama has been particularly hard on women. Nearly six million are currently unemployed, more than 400,000 have lost their jobs, and poverty rates among women have soared to record highs.
Since Obama took office, the unemployment rate among women has jumped from 7 percent to 8.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Young women have fared even worse. Their unemployment rate has risen from 12.5 percent to 14.4 percent since 2009.
The jobless rate among single women, a demographic the Obama administration is targeting, has nearly doubled compared with prerecession levels.
A recent Pew report found that women are the only demographic group for which employment growth fell short of population growth between 2009-2011, and have consistently lagged behind men.
“By this yardstick, the economic recovery has proceeded in opposite directions for men and women,” Rakesh Kochhar, the report’s author, toldthe Hill.
Where have all the women’s jobs gone?” CNN asked in April 2012, noting that the “mancession”—during which men lost twice as many jobs as women—has since turned into the “hecovery,” during which men have gained backfour times as many jobs.
Even strong Obama backers concede that women are struggling. “Though we are seeing some recovery, we have not seen it in a recovery of jobs for women,” Heather Boushey, a senior economist at the left-wing Center For American Progress, told CNN.

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