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This in from WSB in Atlanta:

Some Georgians Suspected Of Voting Twice

“This is extraordinarily disturbing,” said Secretary of State Karen Handel.

A team of investigative journalists from WSB-TV in Atlanta, WFTV in Orlando and WFTS in Tampa and WCPO in Cincinnati compared Georgia’s voter rolls with those in Florida and Ohio and found more than 100,000 people who appear to be registered to vote in more than one state, with no government oversight to catch it.

Video is here.

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This Sums It Up

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Thomas Sowell has yet another great article today at Townhall.com:

The idea of redistributing wealth has turned into the reality of redistributing poverty, in countries where wealth has fled and the production of new wealth has been stifled by a lack of incentives.

He continues:

Politicians telling businesses how to operate? That’s been tried in countries around the world, especially during the second half of the 20th century. It has failed so often and so badly that even socialist and communist governments were freeing up their markets by the end of the century.

The economies of China and India began their take-off into high rates of growth when they got rid of precisely the kinds of policies that Obama is advocating for the United States under the magic mantra of “change.”

More on the fruits of socialism here and here.

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I’ll spare you the policy wonk fun from Heritage, but check out this quote from some post-baseball season “light reading” (fully story here):

The country’s current left-wing government, led first by Peronist Party leader Néstor Kirchner (presi­dent from 2003 to 2007) and now by his wife, Presi­dent Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has used revenues from commodities exports to finance the same sort of populist policies that have kept General Juan Peron and his political progeny in power in Argentina more or less continuously since the 1940s with a simple but economically destructive formula: wasteful welfare state handouts, a swollen bureau­cracy to redistribute wealth, and powerful closed-shop trade unions protected from foreign competi­tion; all generously lubricated with corruption.

See any parallels to today’s political discussion in the United States?

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Michelle Malkin has the play-by-play here.

Since we cannot watch the pregame, here is the Obama lineup:

CF – Poor Union Worker

2B – People with no Food in Their Refrigerator

LF – 64 Prescription Drugs a day Wal-Mart Worker

1B – Swing State Governors

3B – Tax Cuts for $250,000… oops, I mean $200,000 and under

SS – Joltin’ Joe Biden

C – Los Angels Times

RF – Kansas Values (obtained growing up in Indonesia and Hawaii)

DH/ P – Karl Marx

Off the bench (literally) – Ohio ACORN voters

In the bullpen warming up: Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.

And this nice article which is a wet blanket on Obama’s theater:

The US press has repeatedly rehearsed Mr Obama’s extraordinary odyssey, but the other side of the family’s American experience has only been revealed in parts. Just across town from where Mr Obama made history as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, some of his closest blood relatives have confronted the harshness of immigrant life in America.

Thanks Sweetness and Light.

And Gateway Pundit has a post about how Cubans smell the socialism.

They would know, right?!

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Wonder how “The One” has collected so much money?

Mark Steyn at NRO has the scoop:

Which brings us to the case of Mary T Biskup of Manchester, Mo, who discovered there were scores of small online donations made to the Obama campaign in her name, even though she hasn’t given him a dime. They added up to $174,800, which is a wee bit over the $2,300 limit. This very generous donation was not billed to her own card, but to someone else’s – meaning (as the Post says) “someone appropriated her name”.

Ah, but who? And, if just one unwitting front is responsible for 175 grand of the Obama take, how many other Mary T Biskups are there out there?

Crazy stuff.  Will he be held accountable?

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Here are great current event illustrations of supply and demand, inflation, prices, and government intervention in a socialist economy.


Venezuela’s Central Bank says the annual inflation rate has hit 36 percent in the Caracas metropolitan area as food prices soared.
Prices for goods and services, health and restaurants also showed strong gains. Inflation in the oil-producing nation is rising as demand outpaces supply.

Story here.

President Hugo Chavez has figured out how to use Venezuela’s vast oil reserves to increase his regional influence while diminishing U.S. clout: He all but gives it away.

The self-proclaimed socialist revolutionary is allowing impoverished U.S. allies such as Honduras and the Dominican Republic to buy discounted oil with low-interest loans. Then he rebates the revenue back to those countries in the form of aid – – attached to strings he controls.

Story here.

President Hugo Chavez on Sunday threatened to cut off oil sales to the United States in an “economic war” if Exxon Mobil Corp. wins court judgments to seize billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets.

Story here.

The blackout hit several of the country’s most populous states, including the capital, Caracas.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez praised officials for quickly detecting and beginning to repair the fault.Mr Chavez says upgrading the grid after years of under-investment will take time but rejects criticism that nationalisation has made things worse.

Story here.


So Chavez is:
1) Giving away oil (except to USA)
2) Threatening to cut off oil to the USA- the only country which actually pays market price for it
3) All while he cannot provide electricity for the oil rich country
4) And normal people are paying 36% more for food

Nice, don’t you think?

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