The 5.9% Unemployment Lie of Obama

It’s getting close to election time so you can be sure of two things: the rhetoric will heat UP and the unemployment rate will go DOWN. Like gasoline prices, you can pretty much tell when they will go up (just before the summer vacation driving season) and when they will go down (just after the summer vacation driving season).

Tuesday November 4, 2014 is mid-term election day and the official unemployment rate for September is down to 5.9%. And it took a pretty good jump too from a high of 6.7% in March to 6.1% in August. Now, Obama and the democrat party can crow about unemployment in the fives. Except there’s one slightly MASSIVE problem with that rate — it’s a lie.

Look at the this graph from Shadow Stats.com I will be calling your attention to this graph again.

Shadow Stats is a website devoted to exposing the lie about any economic recovery claimed by the government. The proprietor is a Mr. John Williams and he does NOT make this up. He gets his data straight from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The only difference is, he doesn’t put lipstick on this pig of the Obama Economy. Look at the graph again and you will notice two very telling things. The most obvious is that for as long as Obama has been in the White House, the unemployment rate has never fallen below 20%! So you can forget the taurusfimus from Obama’s apologists in the liberal press telling us that “recovery is right around the corner.” That must be one helluva corner because we’ve been going around it since 2010.

The other thing that is quite noticeable is the trend. The graph goes back 20 years to 1994. Look at the trend between the government lie of the official unemployment rate (the bottom track), the median rate (the middle track), and the actual unemployment rate (the upper track). You will notice that when Bill Clinton was lying about the unemployment rate in the 1990s, the government lie of the “official” unemployment rate track “paralleled” the true unemployment rate almost perfectly. In the year after 9-11 when Bush43 got tax rates cut that provided business with the stimulus of less money going to the government, the true unemployment rate went down again and the government lie “paralleled” it yet again. Even when the Bill Clinton-caused mortgage fiasco hit in 2007-2008, the rates again “paralleled” each other.

Then Obama happened — and something changed. Starting in 2009, the “official” government lie of the unemployment rate STOPPED “paralleling” the true unemployment rate and has slowly been creeping downward while the true unemployment rate has remained somewhere near 22-23 percent for Obama’s entire reign of error. This is NOT some accident of numbers. Someone didn’t fat-finger the numeric ten key on their keyboard for 5 years running. This was blatantly intentional! Yes, when Clinton and Bush43 lied about the unemployment rate it was also intentional. But their crime was to just understate the true unemployment rate by about 8%. NOT Obama! He is not understating anything. He is willfully misrepresenting the unemployment rate by a whopping 17%! As BigFurHat said on his blog I Own The World, “If the melanin shield erected around Obama by the progressive press was dropped, Obama would be considered the worst president in the history of our nation.”

When Carter’s unemployment rate was sky high, Ronald Reagan cared enough about those unemployed to actually work with the democrat majority in both the House and the Senate to get taxes cut and get the economy going. Barack Obama cares about no one except Barack Obama.

 

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My Day Shopping…or…the Outlets to My Frustration

Today, my wife decided that we needed to take a field trip. Well…a shopping trip. Nothing wrong with that except she wanted to go to the Vacaville Outlet Stores. That’s a 60+ mile trip from our house and in the ObamaEconomy, gas is at $4.25 per gallon and rising. That type of frivolity can add up fast. I relented because I thought it would be good to see what type of prices the “outlet” stores have. I mean, they are “outlet” stores with the goods straight from the maker so the prices should be lower…right? That was my first mistake. Believing that outlet stores have lower prices. I’ll have more to say about the prices later.

tesla-parking Let’s start at the beginning. We parked the car and started our walk around the stores. This was the first thing I saw. Yes, those are electric car charging stations. But not just ANY electric car. They are TESLA electric car chargers. Which means that TESLA has somehow convinced the management at the Vacaville Outlet Stores to allow people to recharge their non polluting, green, eco-friendly, Gaia-loving, non genetically engineered electric cars on the people’s dime! The people? Well, who do YOU think is paying for the electricity? These are NOT kiosks that have a payment method included.

tesla-charger I walked all around these charging stations and the only thing there, is the portal-like stand with a TESLA-specific charging handle. I found no way to make a payment. Which means that the electricity used is charged by PG&E to the outlet stores management who passes it on in rental and other costs to the stores who pass it on in the form of higher prices to the consumers. Wonderful. And I know you know this: the electricity is created by burning coal or from nuclear power plants. So these cars are NOT eco-friendly. At least by the standards that liberals themselves have set. Not for THEMselves. For everyone ELSE. I was thinking this was NOT the way to start a day shopping but I figured if it started out at the bottom, it HAD to get better. It HAS to get better…doesn’t it? Please?

Not really. The prices were just as, if not more, expensive as if we were shopping close to home. One of the stores is called Restoration Hardware. It has nothing to do with restorations and it doesn’t stock any hardware. It’s a furniture store. An upscale furniture store. An expensive upscale furniture store. A VERY expensive upscale furniture store. There was a wood dining room table. For $3,552. I think it was teak. It had damn well better have been teak and the nuts and bolts should have been solid gold. But it was just a wood table. Just. A. Wood. Table. This was NOT some one-off piece of furniture created by Norm Abram at The New Yankee Workshop. It was just a wood table. A $3,552 wood table.

We also visited a store called Coach. Silly me! I thought it was a sporting goods store! It’s a lady’s handbag store. Though I’m fairly certain that the male-looking employees have male DNA, I just don’t know if they put it to use with the ladies. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here is a sample of the wares in the store called Coach.

doilie-handbagGuess what the price is for this handbag? No, you’re wrong. You’re still wrong. Nope. Not even getting warm. That handbag is exactly what you see. One piece of outer material with holes in it and no lining. It costs $400. Yes. It. Does. There are many things to buy worth $400 but the key word here is “worth.” This looks like some grandmother glued all her doilies together and put handles on it. Jeebus!

By this time, my feet were hurting a bit and I wanted to sit down for a few minutes. We found a food court that served coffee drinks. I ordered just a coffee. My wife ordered an iced caramel macchiato. She also got a coffee — with something in it that gave it a coffe-and-cream color. When she complained, the girl put some ice in a clear plastic cup and poured my wife’s coffee over it. All of the ice melted. So my wife had to add more ice to cool it to the temperature of an iced coffee drink. Think of the weakest coffee you have ever tasted. It was weaker than that.

We finally decided to call it quits and go home. On our way to the freeway, we saw an Amichi’s restaurant in the Nut Tree center. So we pulled in and had a late pizza lunch. I had the Amichi’s combo and my wife had something that I wouldn’t eat but she liked. And I liked my pizza too. It was OUTSTANDING! The Alley Cat Pale Ale went perfectly with the pizza. It ended the shopping trip on an up note.

really-miss-reaganWell, what ended the trip on an up note was when we got in the car to go home. I spotted this bumper loaded with a few stickers. At first I thought, “California. What liberal message will be on these?” Then I looked closer. WOO-HOO! Yes-sir-ree! A real American in California. Wow! Thank you, sir. I really miss President Reagan too. Our last REAL president. Thank you for supporting our 2nd Amendment rights and for supporting MagPul as well. It sure made the trip home much better!

GameCopyWizard is a SCAM!

Posted by Stranded in Sonoma

Just recently, I was looking for a way to backup some XBox 360 games. My kids keep scratching them or destroying them by moving the game console with the disc inside. Trust me, that’s not good. Anyway, I searched the web looking for a way to backup the discs. What I found was GameCopyWizard. If you go to the site, you will see what LOOKS like software you can download that will backup game discs. Let’s get right into it, shall we?

Game Copy Wizard is a better and easier way for you to completely backup any Video Games. Completely unlike anything our competitors are offering, it allows you to make quality backups of your games using a CD or DVD burner.

That sounds pretty straightforward. How about this?

The GameCopyWizard is so advanced that it gets through the latest unbreakable protection easily and lets you Burn these games to any regular blank CD or DVD.

Wow! Advanced! Gets through “unbreakable” protection! And this?

With GameCopyWizard™, you can copy any Favourite Video Game in your system easier and faster. Usually Video Games can not often completely can be completely [sic] copied because of the in built protection. Unlike our competitors backup system, GameCopyWizard™ can not only get through the latest so called unbreakable protection applications, but also burns them to a Writeable media. Emphasis added.

And finally, this.

Our Game Copy Wizard Package will help You to backup virtually any video game using writeable media.

In case you’re interested, that last line is the “fine print” under the huge Download Now button. Sounds great, doesn’t it? I thought so too. So I paid for the software, downloaded and installed it. Whatever I was thinking, this software wasn’t it. Not even close. It is just a basic DVD creator and I already have one of those in Nero. So how do you backup your video game discs? Well, here are a few clues.

  • using a CD or DVD burner
  • lets you Burn these games
  • in your system
  • Unlike our competitors backup system
  • Game Copy Wizard Package
  • will help You

The keys here are backup system and package and help you. Yes. It’s not their software that does anything, it is a set of instructions on how to use a spare DVD drive, that you must disassemble to fool the computer, while using 3rd party software to read the disc and create an ISO file for later burning! You can, however, use their DVD creation software to burn the ISO file to a blank disc. This is a complete scam! Read their webpage and if you think that what they are saying is clear and to the point that what you are buying is access to their instructions on backing up video games, then you’re a better person than me! Personally, I do not recommend buying GameCopyWizard™ under any circumstances. However, if you have a spare DVD drive that you can disassemble, a way to connect it to your computer, and don’t mind being hoodwinked, then by all means, buy the product. Just remember, I did warn you. I just wished someone would have warned me.