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We have a LOT of submissions to get through this week – just what do you think the topic dujour is?  Yup – you got it – the new health care bill.  You’ll note we have submissions from both sides of the aisle on this one – I recommend you all read both sides of this issue.

Also – The next edition will not be posted until Sunday April 11th – taking a break for Easter to spend it with the family.



Scott Spiegel presents Twelve Ways to Stop Obamacare posted at Scott Spiegel.

Len Penzo presents The Redistribution of Health: Excuse Me, But I Think I’m Gonna Be Sick posted at Len Penzo . Com, saying, “Pass the barf bag, Bobo.”

BWL presents What Obama’s New Health Care Bill Means For Us posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, “Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you are well aware that our country is about to see some major changes to health care. Health care reform was a top priority of President Obama and it has been very apparent as he has been very determined to sign his reform bill into law…”


Madeleine Begun Kane presents ?Deem and Pass? Ditty posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Addled Threats posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Republican Trials posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Mitt Romney: Constitutionally Confused posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.
Luke Geraghty presents ObamaCare: what’s up, doc? posted at Luke, saying, “A breakdown of the latest health care amendments and who they are likely to affect, dished up with a side salad of liberal opinion.”


DWSUWF presents Requiem for a Health Care Reform Dream posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “President Obama has finally fulfilled the campaign promise of a post partisan political environment. Due to his efforts, many Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Liberals and Conservatives are now united – in opposition to the Obama Health Care Reform Hairball – aka the “BFD”.”


Eric Michael Johnson presents Remembering Malcolm X As We Release His Murderer posted at The Primate Diaries.

Wenchypoo presents One More Census Question–Anyone Want These Jobs? posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “…and the zombies continue to feed…”

Wenchypoo presents Having Insurance “Going to be Like Christmas” posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

jim presents House Passes Health Care Reform H.R. 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

June Tree presents Skip Commercial Banks! How Cash Only Living Can Work posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Should we take matters into our own hands? Should we stop banking with the big banks?”

Wallet Blogger presents Tax Deductible Donations To Haiti: An Analysis posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “The issue of international vs local charitable donations.”


Ann Margrain presents Did Missing Chalk River Physicist Know Too Much? posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, “how much tritium has escaped into the environment? Did Lachlan Cranswick know? Was he about to blow the whistle? His disappearance has highlighted the dangers of nuclear plants and the ineptitude of governments. They use our money to fund these dangerous enterprises that add radioactive substances to our drinking water, and provide a means for nuclear terrorism.”

Wenchypoo presents The VAT Cometh posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “If you ever hear the words FAIR TAX being tossed around on the hill, RUN LIKE HELL! Fair Tax is a VAT tax plan in disguise.”

Wenchypoo presents The Bigger Danger of the Health Care Bill–The Arrogance of Congress posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

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Welcome one and all!  If you read the previous post you know today is my 2nd year Blogiversary.  What a great way to celebrate it with another great edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics.  We have some great submissions that came in over the past 2 weeks.  Please make sure you drop by these blogs and let them know what you think of their posts.  I want to thank everyone who submits to the carnival since they too are responsible for helping to continue to make the carnival and The BoBo Files successful.


Bwahaha!  Good one.  I guess being the Vice President really isn’t as easy as he said! :) The problem is that no conservative will ever get a fair shake in the MSM.  We make too much sense.  I guess it’s okay to have our President use a teleprompter to address an elementary school class – but – for a conservative citizen to jot notes on her hand is wildly wrong.  Biden is a dolt and will forever be a dolt.  He will go down in history has being ever worse than Dan Quail. Dan Quail got a bad rap – Biden is just a plain idiot.
Scott Spiegel presents Gambling on Amnesia posted at Scott Spiegel
Well – I for one will not let the American people forget!  As for that Health Care Summit – what a joke.  It backfired on the Democrats and P-BO.  It proved to the American people that P-BO is inexperienced, arrogant, and not in tune with the American people.  It also proved to the American people that the Democrats don’t care what we the people want.  They pretty much got their asses handed to them.


Digerati Life presents Home Buyer Tax Credit: Your Greatest Deal For 2010 posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “The home buyer tax credit is part of a stimulus plan for the masses. Is it working?”
Thanks again for a great informative post.  I don’t have anything further to add here.  If any of my readers are in the market for housing – this is a good place to start for getting informed.
Wallet Blogger presents Unemployment Benefits Set To Expire Soon. What Next? posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “What do we do when unemployment benefits expire?”
Well – you know my position already – I think we need to do away with federal unemployment anyway.  That is a direct violation of the 10th Amendment.  I don’t agree with the federal government taking taxpayer money and redistributing it to those who don’t have it.  Unemployment benefits lead to complacency.  It kills innovation and ambition.  When you have someone bailing you out – there is no incentive to do what it takes to become gainfully employed again.  You have provided some great ideas for those who are about to lose their benefits.  However, I would also like to point out that these are also great ideas for those who become newly unemployed.  Don’t rely on unemployment benefits – get out there and find a job – retrain – or follow the advise given in this post.  Stay engaged in the community and network.  It really is about who you know in this economy.


Welcome to the Carnival Gabe. First – the only real disagreement I have in your entire post is that we did not “invade” Iraq.  As a military brat and former member of the U.S. Air Force myself – that is a negative connotation of our military.  With that being said – I’m in full agreement with your post.  I would  not consider that Democracy at all.  If what has been reported is true – you are correct – we failed if we are going to allow that to be called democracy in Iraq.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Senator Bayh, Buh Bye! posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.  
DINO’s – good one!  The “gridlock” in D.C. these days can be blamed 100% on Democrats.  The GOP doesn’t have enough votes to stop anything.  I’m glad you at least recognized that.  No tears here either for the loss of Bayh.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Dear Obama, Enough With The Voltaire! posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.
Unfortunately, progressive perfection is impossible and is indeed the enemy of good.  Progressivism is dangerous to our Constitution as man was born imperfect.  You progressives have some wierd delusion that man can be perfected and that it is your job to weed out those who are imperfect.  Hitler learned eugenics from Margaret Sanger – yet – you guys prop her up.  Obama is a progressive – and – while he might publicly state these things – he is indeed working behind the scenes on your agenda.
Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To GOP Stimulus Hypocrisy posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.
And…that is why the GOP is in trouble come November as well.  We the people won’t stand for this kind of hypocrisy either.  If you are going to say “NO” – then – follow through with it.  Don’t come running with your hands out later if you rejected it to begin with.  Every one of those congressmen/women who voted NO and are now looking for handouts need to be removed from office.  They do not represent the people. The spending bill was bad for this country and this economy and it has not helped at all.  All it did was  prop up the economy temporarily.  We are going to see a huge crash coming this summer.  The only thing this spending bill did was save and create government jobs.  It did nothing to help the private sector.


James J. Gormley presents The DEA Should Take Over All Sports Doping Enforcement posted at The Gormley Files, saying, “PLease check out my latest post on spiked products and doping. It’ s not about supplements; it’s about drugs and drug hybrids.”
Thanks for this submission James.  Personally, I don’t believe it is government’s job to do anything regarding sports.  While I agree the DEA has the authority and responsibility to protect the general public from illegal and illicit drugs, I question the constitutionality of the whole thing.  But, that’s just my libertarian side.  You bring up some very valid points in your post, especially the dangers of these drugs.  Still – I don’t see how the government has any authority over our national sports at all.  If the DEA is going to have enforcement authority over illicit and illegal drugs – then – I would have to at least agree with you – let them enforce it in sports.
bball3345 presents The Myth of Buy Local posted at Borderless World, saying, “Exploring the merits of “Buying Local”"
While I consider myself a staunch Conservative – I have never bought in to that “Buy American” as being patriotic.  Most American products are shit these days and fall apart easily.  The only phrase I would support at this time would be “Ban Chinese Made Products.”  I want quality for my money.  Union produced goods in this country are overpriced and poorly made.  In this downward economy – everyone is thinking – what is the best quality product I can get for my money?  I don’t think people really care where it is being made as long as it is cheaper and higher quality.  Chinese made products may be cheap – but – they certainly are not of  high quality.  Great post.


We had this same discussion in my genetic epidemiology class.  While these tests indicate a predisposition – they do not provide a guarantee that any individual will ever actually develop any number of these conditions.  While I think every individual has the right and the means to have a genetic test – I still do not believe that any insurance company has the right to demand genetic testing as a condition for qualification for any insurance.  Insurance is just that – the consumer is buying a policy to mitigate the possibilities that such conditions may occur.  What happens if an insurance company makes this a requirement?  Will they deny consumers the protection based on what “might” happen in the future?  Isn’t this sort of the same as arresting people because of their thoughts?  Hell, I can get in my car today and I “might” get in an accident – that is why I buy auto insurance.  Life insurance shouldn’t require genetic tests just because there “might” be a chance an individual may develop cancer later in life.  Great thought provoking post.
Rugbygirl Crosby presents 25 Essential Free iPhone Apps for Journalists and Bloggers posted at Journalism Degree, saying, “While some of the most useful iPhone apps already come installed — including the Safari Web browser, camera, maps and voice memos — journalists and bloggers often need more apps to be on the cutting edge of any news story.”
I know your post is about iPhone Apps – and thanks for this resource list, however, do you think you could come up with a list for those of us on Blackberries?  I downloaded two great apps this past weekend – WordPress for bloggers and UberTwitter.  I can now add blog posts and respond to comments from my Blackberry and I can also follow and submit tweets from anywhere as well. I would recommend this post to any of my blogger/journalist readers who are looking for iPhone apps to help them out.


Terri Choate presents Sadly a Portrait in Group Think posted at Plum Duff…not your ordinary gruel!, saying, “Tolerating, not condemning, the disruption of free speech is un-American, cowardly and dangerous to our culture and nation.”
ABSOLUTELY 100%.  While we may disagree with their speech and their reasons for protest – the fact of the matter is they have that right.  The fact this was done at a taxpayer state funded University is even more disturbing.  While I don’t agree with the KKK or these Muslim fanatics – the fact of the matter is I will defend their rights to free speech any day.   But, the manner is which they attempted to exert their rights imposed on the rights of others.  There is a right way and a wrong way to exercise your rights. This is the wrong way. Good post.
Archvillain presents Get A Rope! posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “Sorry for the language, but this sort of thing makes my blood boil.”
LOL – no need to apologize for your language here! When I first read this story I was enraged as well.  What really surprises me is that Vice Principal really thought she had the right and authority to invade the privacy of her students – so much so that she directly confronted that student.  Unfortunately, they still haven’t reported what that “improper conduct at home” was.  If there was ANY improper conduct at home – it is up to the parents of that household to make that determination – not employees of a school. That Vice Principal needs to be put in jail and any member of that school and school board who supported that decision needs to be fired and put in jail.  Not only was that a complete violation of that student’s rights – it was also a violation of the privacy of that entire household.  I never would have thought Big Brother would start at school.
Bruce presents Georgia is 3rd inside the US for Delinquent Mortgages posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, “Mortgage Help from the Government to assist you in keeping your home from mortgage foreclosure during this recession”
I’m from Florida – I feel your pain.  However, using taxpayer dollars to keep people in homes who never should have been in those homes in the first place is unconstitutional and un-American.  Thanks for the statistics – but – I think those who can’t afford their homes need to lose them in order to reset our housing market.  The American Dream of owning a home is not a right – it is a privilege that is earned.  I don’t see any reason why they can’t rent apartments and start over and earn that privilege the right way…save you money and buy an affordable home.  If the housing market is allowed to reset – who knows – perhaps those homes will become affordable for them when all the houses have been valued correctly.


Great job of pointing out the obvious.  Insurance companies are not really doing a good job of defending themselves in this environment where they have become demonized.  Even at that top level of 7.6% profit margin – that is barely enough to remain afloat.  It is all in the manner of how you report the numbers.  It sounds ominous to say insurance companies have made $Billions in profits or have had a 150% increase in profits.  The fact of the matter is that for most businesses to remain in business securely, they need to have profit margins between 10 – 13%.  Let’s hope the insurance companies and their allies can turn this around and get the real message out there – they are not the demons here – Politicians are.
Ann Margrain presents Culprits of Cancer posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, “Have we really tried to find a cure for cancer or has it become big business – a cancer ‘industry’?”
You know, given we are also almost 20 years in to The Human Genome Project – you would have thought we would have found the genetic mutations that cause the various cancers as well.  Every gene has been mapped and we are finding mutations every day for many conditions.  I did a study on Apraxia in my genetic epidemiology class over the summer.  In preparing for the research I found out more about The Human Genome Project.  I find it unbelievable that we haven’t found the cure for cancer.  I’m with you – I think the cure is out there – but – it has become big business and big politics fighting it.
Carole Gold presents Glenn Beck’s Bigger Message posted at Carole Gold, saying, “Regardless of your political affiliation or preference, Glenn Beck exemplifies an important lesson for us all.”
I’m a big fan of Glenn Beck as well.  I too believe that in some ways he has been prophetic.  However, you do have to agree that sometimes he is a little over the top – but – that is part of his allure.  I didn’t rearrange my Saturday though to watch his speech. :)   Good post.  I only hope others out there begin to understand just who Glenn Beck is and really listen to what he is saying.  The fact remains – he always backs up his statements using facts, videos, reliable sources, and using audio of the progressives in their own words.  It is hard to dispute anything that he says.
Awesome list!  Hey, why am I not listed in your blogs list? ;) @TheBoBo – lol.  Anyway – I’m in the process of adding these.  I recommend this list to anybody serious about following politics.
Ann Margrain presents 9/11: Case for the Prosecution? posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, “Did terrorists destroy the World Trade Center as is central to the cities argument? Is it beyond reasonable doubt they were solely responsible? Emerging evidence puts this argument into disrepute.”
Oh – please tell me you’re not one of those 9/11 truthers!  It has already been refuted, disputed, and without a doubt laid to rest that there was no man-made explosions at the base of the towers.  The only people to blame for the collapse of the towers were those islamofascist bastard terrorists.  I’m sure you’ll get some responses to this article from some of my readers.
Ron Paul is a nutjob.  When I heard he won the straw poll two thoughts came to mind – either Ron Paul supporters stuffed the ballots – or – there are more lunatics claiming to be conservatives than I thought.  Ron Paul is no conservative.  His policies are so radical that if enacted would truly harm this country.  The only thing I support of his is the dismantling of the Fed.  Other than that – he’s a complete nutcase. While I agree with you that it might show a rightward shift in the GOP – it also shows that the GOP is out of touch with conservatism.
I agree.  If Stretch Pelosi continues to support Rangel – this will be her downfall – let’s hope she continues to side with this thief.  I hope you are correct that the Republicans will highlight her hypocrisy.  However, as we all know – the Republicans are very slow to react to these things.
LOL – When I read about this vote – I laughed as well. While I am no fan of the Patriot Act – I certainly understand the need for it.  However, it has to sunset.  It has to be voted on frequently.  At some point – it absolutely has to go away.  But, this does show the hypocrisy of the left doesn’t it? Personally, I see this as the desperation of the Democrats – trying to position themselves for the upcoming elections – knowing they are going to have severe losses handed to them.  They want to be able to stand up during this election cycle and say – I voted for the security of this country – all the while knowing they have been voting against that security leading up to this past vote.  Idiots. We don’t buy those lies any longer.
My Journey presents What is the Middle Class Task Force and Who is on it? posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, “The President’s Middle Class Task Force, who is on it and why it doesn’t make sense”
Hey Evan – welcome back to the Carnival.  BTW – in response to your comment -  I may take you up on your offer to do a guest post.  I’ll keep you posted on it.  Now – with regards to your post -  HOLY SHIT!  I didn’t know they created this panel either.  It’s a virtual who’s who of progressives in our government.  I have no doubt this panel was created to figure out the demise of the middle-class.  I highly urge all readers to visit this post and become educated.
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Yeah – I know – a day late. Sorry – for those who know me personally – and whom I confided in – you know the shit I’ve been going through this past week – for those who don’t know me – well – you’ll just remain in the dark I guess!

The following is the LATEst edition – seeing as how this was posted a day late – Blog Carnival won’t allow me to post again this week – so – the next edition of the Carnival will be on Sunday, February 28th.  I hope everyone had a very happy Valentine’s yesterday.

Enjoy. Once again – this week  – Wenchypoo wins the submitter of the week contest.  Well – she didn’t really win anything – but – she definitely has the most submissions.  Check ‘em all out – and the rest of the contributors as well.


Scott Spiegel presents Incinerating a Hot Potato posted at Scott Spiegel.

Adam Williams presents Loan Modification Program: My resignation from financial responsibility posted at, saying, “Our nation has been facing for more than a year now, one of the worst housing price decreases in history. Yet for some reason, many people seem to be confusing how this happened.”

Digerati Life presents Haiti Relief Efforts and How To Help posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Helping out other countries in their time of need.”

Scott Spiegel presents Don’t Ax, Don’t Dwell posted at Scott Spiegel.


Wallet Blogger presents Executive Pay Cuts at Troubled Companies: Paying Back The Taxpayer posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Thoughts on executive pay cuts?”


Jasmine Hall presents Top 10 Cheating Scandals in College History posted at Online Degree Top Online Degrees.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Sarah Palin’s Runny, Run-On Sentences Finally Explained posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.


Archvillain presents Corruption posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “Official malfeasance and abuse of power are un-American”


Heather Sanders presents 10 Tips to Help You Manage Like FDR Did posted at Masters in Management.

Dana presents Fervor over learning styles a waste of time and money? posted at Roscommon Acres.

Sarah Clark presents Outrageous News: Utah Lawmakers: No More Booster Seats! Sometimes! posted at The Mother Load.

Wenchypoo presents Ending Bureaucracy posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket


Braudis Lee Pegram presents Obama Out Of The White House posted at The koH Resources Blog.

Wenchypoo presents Here Come the Food Police: U.S. Government to Forbid Unhealthy Foods in Schools posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “Who determines what’s “healthy” and for whom? I have multiple food allergies to perfectly healthy food (as do others)–are they gonna accommodate ME?”

Maria Myrback presents Captain America Against Free Speech? posted at Fledgeling Skeptic, saying, “Has Marvel turned their paragon of virtue, Captain America, against one of our most precious freedoms?”

Larry presents Taxes posted at Last Refuge of a Scoundrel. A post regarding the efforts by some in Congress to cater to special interests in the music industry.


Joe Manausa, MBA presents Busy City Commission Meeting Yields Mixed Results posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “I have a major problem with the potential unethical and illegal actions of the proceedings back in 2005 and the actions from last night. Why is the Commission so reluctant to bring in a disinterested party to review the findings of what has occurred? They were quick to lament their individual positions as defendants in an ethics complaint, yet they have done nothing to repudiate the basis of the complaint. The arrogance displayed in allowing the City Attorney to continue to “be the final word” on the legality of the raise in which he is a beneficiary with a fiduciary conflict of interest is beyond my comprehension.”

Ann Margrain presents Aroclor 1248: Taking a Shower Can Damage Your Health posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, ““Taking long hot showers is a health risk.” According to research presented in Anaheim, California, at a meeting of the American Chemical Society; showers – and to a lesser extent baths – lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in water supplies than does drinking the water.”

bball3345 presents New Study Shows Negative Impact of Minimum Wage, Not Illegal Immigrants posted at Borderless World.

Wenchypoo presents What If Senators Represented By Race or Income Instead of By State? posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “An article from the Washington Post.”

Wenchypoo presents Unsustainable posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “Unsustainable is the new normal.”

Wenchypoo presents VAT Trap–The Inevitable Deficit Fix posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “An article from CNN and Fortune, as well as my smarmy commentary.”

Wenchypoo presents Speaking Ill of the Dead posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “re: John Murtha’s passing and how it could be a congressional spending-cutter.”

Wenchypoo presents Veering Into Space For Just a Minute… posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “A philosophical question regarding politics and space. Get out your pipes and elbow-patch sweaters.”


Rick Sincere presents Fifth CD Candidates on the 10th Amendment posted at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts, saying, “Six of seven candidates for the GOP congressional nomination in Virginia’s 5th District talk about the Tenth Amendment.”

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Hi All – and welcome to yet another great carnival.  Back home now from a quick mini-vacation over in the land of Mickey.  I’m more tired now than I was before I left.  Maybe I need to stop taking vacations. :)

Anyway – just wanted to let you all know – given that next Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday – there will not be a carnival next week. The next edition comes out the following week – Sunday, February 14, 2010 – The Valentine’s Day Edition!  I doubt if there will be too much love in the political world that day!


Scott Spiegel presents Bernanke: Too Big Not to Fail posted at Scott Spiegel.

I was disappointed that he was reconfirmed.  This man knew very well what was coming down the pike.  He is a so-called “scholar” of the Great Depression.  He had to see the signs – yet – he raised the interest rates immediately after taking over and that is when the housing bubble burst.  I believe he intentionally set things in motion knowing exactly what would happen.  The Fed and the politicians cause these problems so they can come in and act like they are the saviors knowing full well their harmful policies is what caused the messes in the first place.  We need to get rid of the fed altogether.  Great post as always Scott.  I think those so-called “experts” you pointed out are scared of losing their power, positions, and money so they are continuing to prop this guy up.  He needs to fail just as much as our financial system needed to fail.  Let free-market capitalism work and lets reset the economy the way it is supposed to be.  All these idiots keep doing is delaying the inevitable – and – when it does all come crashing down – it will hurt we the middle-class and poor even moreso than if they would have just let it fail in the beginning.


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To Odious Corporate Personhood posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

I know many of you guys on the left didn’t read the full decision – but – it did not reverse any of the laws that prevent corporations from influencing politics directly.  It only reversed the decision that prevents the 507′s  from placing political ads 30 days before elections.  All the other protections are still in place.  No one had any problem with Soros, Moore, and from placing ads and showing movies before elections – they just had a problem with conservative groups doing it.

Banquet Manager presents Restaurant Refused To Give Man a Toothpick! posted at So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager….

Good Lord – that is just plain ridiculous.  Unfortunately, we’re seeing some of that kind of idiocy creeping over here in the U.S. as well.  Seems common sense just does not prevail any longer when it comes to nanny state politicians.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To Weak-Kneed Democrats posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

It appears as though you are wanting the remaining Dems left to commit political suicide.  The message sent from MA was very clear – the majority of this country is not left leaning and we don’t agree with this administration’s progressive agenda.  We want less government – not more.  I hope there are Dems who get what you wish – it would mean the demise of this dangerous progessive movement we have now.


Super Saver presents A Personal Finance Perspective on the U.S. Budget posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, “I’m not used to working with billions and trillions of dollars. When I scaled down the U.S. budget to an individual’s level, the problems became more clear, especially why the Obama spending freeze won’t really help.”

Good visual.  I would like to put it in to further perspective if you don’t mind – the REAL national debt is $70 Trillion plus.  The spending freeze is just $15 Billion.  The freeze represents just 0.0002 of the total debt.  So, out of $10,000 I decide not to spend $2 out of that and somehow that is supposed to make things better?  Idiocy if you ask me.  The good thing is that more and more people are really beginning to pay attention to these things and are doing the math for themselves and are coming to the realization that our government, politicians, and so-called leaders are all idiots and aren’t looking out for this country at all.


Jared Rhoads presents Hopping onto the Brownwagon posted at The Lucidicus Project, saying, “Republicans and Democrats both want to ride the populist wave fueled in part by Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. Can independents finally make it clear that they are for limited government?”

Absolutely right on target! That’s okay – let those idiot political elites continue to keep their heads in the sand – they won’t see it coming when We The People take our country back.

Archvillain presents The More Things Change ? posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “Anything not mandatory is prohibited. Anything not prohibited is mandatory. Check your free will and thoughts at the door.”

That is just plain ludicrous.  I was an avid D&D player throughout my teens and continued to play a little through college.  As you pointed out – it is very creative, requires critical thinking, and it is very stimulating.  In fact, when I saw that one of my sons was developing a creative and artistic streak – I got him in to D&D rather than buy him video games.  Those idiots in Wisconsin (and the Moral Majority) are idiots.  Thanks for continuing to keep us all informed on these issues.

Joel presents Nazis in Longmont posted at NGOmeter.

I’m in full agreement – the First Amendment does protect their speech as much as it does ours.  Personally, I think we need to let them speak more and adopt more highways to get their message out there – it will help drive down their membership.

Aaron Rogier presents The Hard Reform posted at Aaron Rogier, saying, “There’s talk in the news about bringing back some of the restrictions Glass-Steagall placed on financial firms. Here’s a consideration of the effect these types of restriction may have for market stability.”

Aaron – great education piece there.  I’m familiar with GLB – but – hadn’t realized that was what actually repealed Glass-Steagall.  I believe your observations are absolutely correct.  I think we would still be in this mess partly due to Fannie & Freddie plus the CRA – but – I don’t believe it would have been has bad had those corporations not been allowed to create the derivatives and securities and sell them as they did.  Hope to see more from ya here.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Heard of Stimulus Grants? Scams Abound posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Are people still falling for stimulus grant scams? Apparently the answer is yes. So here are some things to watch out for.”

Thanks for the public service message here.  I keep hearing about these so-called “credit bailout” programs also that says people can be “bailed out” of their credit cards.  That too is another one of those scams.  I’ve also seen a few ads on TV stating Obama wants to help people save their mortgages through these stimulus grants.  Unfortunately, without education pieces like yours – there are going to be a lot of people are already hurting get taken to the cleaners ensuring they will lose their homes and dignity.

The Smarter Wallet presents Big Business Lowers Consumer Prices Due To Recession posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “The slowdown in the economy is causing big business to make adjustments.”

Any business that wants to stay in business during these times will absolutely need to reduce prices if they want to keep the consumers rolling in.  They will need to tighten their belts just as the consumers have to do the same thing to keep their households in tact.  I’m glad to see some out there are doing just that.  However, companies like Toys R Us that are only doing it for 1 month are going to find out it is not enough.


smrtas1 presents White House Clueless Over Scott Brown Win in Massachusetts posted at Conservative Patriot HQ.

You nailed that one on the head.  I believe there is a second revolution going on in this country and the White House has buried their heads in the sand.  As you pointed out – they are indeed clueless – not only with the Scott Brown win – but – with the mood of the country overall.

Wenchypoo presents This Just In: These Are Supposed to Be Social Security Fixes? posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Why is it that Liberals and Progressives think that the solution to fixing broken programs is to spend more and put the system in to more debt?  Those solutions would serve one purpose – to bankrupt SS once and for all.  Personally, I think the best solution is to just shut it down altogether.

Silence Dogood presents On the Subject of Anarchism posted at Anarchy Reigns: Original Controversy.

Welcome to the Carnival Silence.  Looking forward to the remainder of the series.  There is another anarchist blogger out there that I follow as well (I won’t post a link here so as not to take away your spot light here) – but – I have found that I actually agree with some of the anarchist ideology.  Some of it is a little too far left for me – but – I like the libertarian, small government, aspects of it.  Great start so far.  I think starting off with debunking some of the myths is a good way to get it going.

Brian Jay Stanley presents The Unlegislative Branch posted at Aphorisms and Paradoxes.

Ha – good one.


Franklin presents Pincer! posted at Most Are Occupied but Some Are Milling About, saying, “Playing politics with Democrats is so easy.”

Welcome to the Carnival, Franklin.  First – nope – don’t see the picture you stated you placed in the post.  As for the first part of your post – I would have to say I still disagree with the government taxing the banks that paid back their TARP funds.  Could you help us out and show us where the Dems have stated that the “fee” would be tax deductible?  If it is tax deductible it actually defeats the purpose of the “fee.”  As for the second part of your post – I agree with all of it.  The Republicans need to get back to core fiscal conservative policies and help get this country back up and running.  If they ever want to have a majority again – they need to go back to their roots of what put them in control in the first place.  You make great points there and could prove to be winners if the GOP ever decides to be conservative again.

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Hi All – welcome to another great edition.  Before we get started – I recently learned that a high school buddy of mine was trapped and survived a building collapse in Haiti.  I just wanted to give a public shout-out to Lt. Col. John Christopher Thomas and say – thanks for your service – and glad you’re a live buddy!  While were on the subject – Haiti and the people are in some very serious trouble right now.  If you can’t volunteer your time or talents – please make a donation to help them out. Now – on with the show!


Scott Spiegel presents Reid to African Americans: “I Come Too Far From Where I Started From” posted at Scott Spiegel.

I’m with you on this – Democrats have definitely manipulated the black community for political gain and power.  See the post before this one.  Great analysis.


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Al-Qaeda Talking Points? posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Not really sure where you’re going with this one.  Those individuals you pointed out spoke the truth about the failures of the administration to keep the people safe.  That could have turned out much worse had the bomb actually detonated.  Just out of curiosity – what were you saying when Reid said “The war is lost?”  What about when Durbin called our marines baby killers?  What about when Kerry said our soldiers were terrorizing citizens in the middle of the night?  What about when Obama said our military was bombing villages indiscriminately?  Those were truly statements that undermined our military, our national security, and helped to truly bolster Al-Qaeda.  I think in this instance you are trying to make a case where there isn’t one.


Wenchypoo presents D-I-Y Economic Reform–Starving the Evil Piggies posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “Probably more in line with “money” carnivals, but it does contain some political talk in there.”

Wenchy – no problem – it does loosely fit with politics given today’s economy.  These are all good pointers.  My family has tightened the belt as well.  Given your list – it appears there is more we can do.


Steven and Debra presents Government False-flag Operations and Operation Northwoods posted at The END TIMES Hoax, saying, “Could our very own government be the enemy?”

That was indeed a very interesting read.  However, you failed to put it in context – JFK never signed off on Operation Northwoods.  You have to remember, this was just one of many potential strategies put forth to deal with the Cuba problem.  Everything is on the table during war planning.  It is then up to the President to decide what actions the military should take.

Steve Parry presents Racism In American Politics posted at The Axis, saying, “It’s about time we fight back on this.”

Great post, Steve.  One of the very first blog posts I wrote was about the hypocrisy of the Democrats regarding racism.  It was their party that started the KKK.  My most recent post points out how they use and enslave blacks just as they did when they were slave masters – only now they use social policies and laws instead of chains.  The good thing is that they have overplayed the race card and no one is buying it any longer – except for those really hard left libtards who believe anything coming from another liberal’s mouth.


SVB presents Can A Home Loan Modification Ruin Your Credit? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “How one person is dealing with a home loan modification, given the credit crunch and the possibility of losing a home.”

Some great information to consider.  I personally don’t care about my FICO score.  At one time I did – but not now. With the exception of one credit card – we paid them all off and closed them.  Essentially, the only credit debt we have is our house, the one card, and a leased vehicle.  We pay for everything with cash now.  If we can’t pay for it with case – we can’t afford it.  Once the lease is up on the SUV – we’re buying a used one with cash.  I know not everyone is in the same position as I am and may not have the resources available right now – but – lowering debt by any means (not including not paying your bills) is always a good option and a loan modification shouldn’t be ruled out just because it might hurt your credit score.  That can always be fixed later.  Ten years ago I had a FICO score of 450 because of my divorce and previous marriage.  Since my divorce I have done a lot of repair and built my credit up.  I hit 780 two years ago and have been consistent ever since.  It has fluctuated as we paid off our debt and closed our accounts.  It’s odd how having money in the bank and little to no debt changes your FICO score. Maybe that’s a good topic for one of your next posts.


Super Saver presents Holding Congressional Leaders Accountable posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, “Here’s a change I’d like to see happen.”

AMEN!  We used to be able to hold our representatives and senators accountable before they put in the 17th Amendment.  Prior to 1913 – Senators were appointed by the Governor and were subject to recall whenever the people felt the Senators were not acting on behalf of the people of that state.  The 17th Amendment changed all that – that also marked the beginning of the progressive era in the U.S.  I say we need to repeal the 17th Amendment.

Ann Margrain presents Road to Terrorism posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, ““Terrorism is the greatest threat of the 21st century”, a phrase often uttered by our leading politicians. But does this statement hold true?”

WOW!  I don’t know whether to laugh or be offended.  You use terrorism and the horrors of 9/11 as a lead-in to car safety?  I’m not real sure how to take that.  What you presented with regards to roads, car safety, and transport tubes is very informational.  I just think it loses its value when you lead in with something not even closely correlated.

Joe Garecht presents How to Get Elected Even if Nobody Knows You posted at Local Victory – Your Guide to Winning Elections, saying, “This recent article gives tips on how candidates can get elected, even if they are starting from square one, without name recognition.”

Those all great pointers.  Very similar to getting recognized as a blogger in the blogosphere.

DWSUWF presents Scott Brown in Massachusetts: Hope or Delusion? posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “Obama is stumping for Coakley using the same old”Change” mantra – exactly as if the last year never happened. Does he really have so little respect for Massachusetts voters that he thinks he can just repeat the same empty campaign slogans of a year ago? I mean – we now know what “change” means. It means two massive blowout omnibus spending bills with a combined 14,000 earmarks. It means a trillion dollar “stimulus” bill that didn’t stimulate anything, was written by the House of Representatives and was predominantly a vehicle to funnel money to Democratic districts. It means a trillion dollar Health Care “reform” bill that was written by big pharma, big insurance, and big union lobbyists and does not go into full effect until 2019 when it still will not cover 28 million Americans. It means a massive escalation of the War in Afghanistan. I guess if that is the kind of “change” Massachusetts wants, they should vote for a rubber stamp like Coakley.”

Let’s hope you have a lot of readers in Massachusetts and gets the whole DWSUWF point you are trying to make.  While Brown is not what I would call a real conservative – the fact of the matter is that he is at least fiscally conservative and is on the right side of the issues.  If anything – we need him to be there just to break that supermajority.  Who’s to say though that once he gets in there that given his moderate leaning he wouldn’t vote with the Dems on other issues?   Either way – let’s hope he wins so we can break the morale of the Dems and get rid of that horrendous health care bill.  I realize you submitted this before the weekend – but – did you hear that Coakley said in a radio interview that Curt Schilling is a Yankee’s fan?  LMAO – I think that alone may have just cost her the election regardless of what potential, of at all, bump P-BO could give her.  She just offended the entire state with that comment.

Diana Hall presents Jesus killed my political apathy posted at damascusmoments.

Welcome to the world of politics.  Given this day and age, I believe everyone should be passionately engaged in politics.  It is because of our global apathy towards politics that we allowed politicians to ruin our lives and the global community as a whole.  Politicians are supposed to be servants of the people and they have by nature now become self-serving and corrupt.  Jesus knew this.  We should have all heeded his actions and remained engaged.

smrtas1 presents Obama Proposes New Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee posted at Conservative Patriot HQ.

You’re spot on with the observation that this fee covers Geithner’s failure.  If they really wanted to fix the banking crisis – the would get rid of the CRA, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac – along with a few politicians directly involved.  My wife and I had a discussion about this fee last night – if these taxes get passed on to us as fees at our bank – we’re switching to a local bank.  Right now, we pay absolutely zero fees.  There is a very reputable local bank with three branches.  They started off just 5 years ago with only 1 in my neighborhood.  They added their 3d branch this past year during the bank bailouts and they did not receive funds.  I would encourage everyone that if they are with one of those top 50 banks and the taxes are passed on to them – start researching your local smaller banks and make the move.

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Welcome to the 2010 inaugural edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics.  Happy New Year to everyone! Given it’s been close to a month since the last edition – we have a lot of submissions to start off the year with!  If you find one that intrigues you – please feel free to go over to their blog and strike up a dialog!



Welcome to the January 10, 2010 edition of the bobo carnival of politics.


Herbert Anderson presents Top 50 Criminal Justice & Criminology Blogs posted at Justice City, USA.



NotYourDaddy presents Do Not Go Gentle into the Post-American Era posted at Government is not your Daddy., saying, “Every nation has a historical trajectory. This nation has apparently passed its apogee, and is now in decline. We no longer have the drive to overcome. We’ve become complacent and, instead of striving for ever greater industrial innovation and economic strength, we are focused myopically on the niceties that developing nations cannot afford to consider.”


Scott Spiegel presents The Democrats’ Tower of Babel posted at Scott Spiegel.


Scott Spiegel presents Liberal Syntax: A Noun, a Verb, and a Bush Smear posted at Scott Spiegel.



June Tree presents How One Homeless Person Lives: Coping With Homelessness posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “I discuss a case study on homelessness. What is our response to the plight of homelessness in our nation?”



Madeleine Begun Kane presents Shameless Republicans On Christmas Attack posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.


TSW Blog presents Avoid Bankruptcy! Information To Help You Stay Afloat posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “More and more people are dealing with bankruptcy. Anything we can do to stay afloat?”


carl mitchell presents “Is President Obama’s desire to seek compromise greater than his desire to seek change?” posted at My Humble Opinion.


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Telling Tiger To Convert Just Ain’t Kosher posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.


vjack presents Delegitimizing Obama posted at Atheist Revolution.


Gavin R. Putland presents Why patents are ‘basically iniquitous’ posted at The Putland Archive, saying, “Patents are weapons with which incumbent market players steal the ideas of newcomers. If patents are to encourage innovation, they need to be made more like copyrights.”


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Rudy ?Noun and a Verb and a 9-11? Giuliani Loses His Mind posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.



My Journey presents What Did African Americans Think Obama was Going to do? posted at My Journey to Millions, saying, “What did Blacks think was going to happen?!”


Wenchypoo presents A Critique of Ron Paul’s “End the Fed” Book posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “Not MY critique, but somebody else’s.”


Wenchypoo presents The Latest “Green” Gimmick: Fight Global Warming, Get Paid $1100/Year posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “You know it’s bad when they have to offer you money to do something!”


Archvillain presents Hearts and Minds posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “Scratch a fundie and find a racist”



Ann Margrain presents Post Copenhagen: Slavery in a Disappearing World posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, “Global warming, for which the rich world is largely responsible for, will continue to be disproportionately paid for by the poor nations in the global south. As with all previous conferences on global warming, Copenhagen will mostly likely be remembered for the economic interests of the powerful”


SubtropicBob presents “The pen is mightier than the sword” – unless you’re protesting health care legislation posted at Famous Quotes vs. Counterquotes, saying, “Quotation humor”


Wenchypoo presents Something NOT to Do: Turn Your Tax Refund into a Savings Bond posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, saying, “Obama wants our tax returns, and he’s devised a clever way to get them back from us.”


Joe Manausa, MBA presents Three Keys To Selling A Home In 2010 posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “If you want to sell your home, you need to understand what today’s homebuyer is doing so that you can attract the one that will eventually own your home. Fortunately, the National Association of REALTORS® just released its 2009 PROFILE OF HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS report, which is chock full of information that is invaluable to an active home seller.”


Bradley Hankins presents Obama’s Failed Promise posted at Bradley Hankins, saying, “If you can’t keep a simple promise such as transparency, how can we trust you at all?”



Surbhi Bhatia presents USA’s Unscruplous Act in Iraq posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper.


Ann Margrain presents Afghanistan: Oh What a Lovely War posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, “When the projected costs of long-term military occupation, interest, and veterans’ benefits are included, the war will cost close to $1 trillion. That’s an awful lot of dollars. Where does it all go?”



Ottens presents The Next Republican Candidate posted at Atlantic Sentinel, saying, “President Obama has hardly completed his first year in office or speculation about which Republican will run against him in 2012 has surfaced already. With leftovers from the last election as Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin being too right-wing and therefore unelectable, Mitt Romney remains the most high-profile of potential candidates. Another name is being tossed around Washington however: the name of John Thune, the 48-year old junior senator from South Dakota whose staunchly conservative views and youthfulness might well lure Republicans into electing their own version of Barack Obama.”


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