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Hey all – we have a lot of submissions to get through this week.  Sorry, but this is gonna be another one of those quick posts.  It has been a very busy week and weekend.  I wasn’t able to get through any of them personally.  You’ll also notice we have some new contributors as well.  Check them all out, if you can, and make sure you drop by and leave a comment on their blogs.

Dana presents On Obama’s “indoctrination” speech posted at Principled Discovery.


SVB presents Federal Minimum Wage Through History, Plus Sundry Thoughts posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Covering the federal minimum wage…”

Smarter Wallet presents Avoid Bankruptcy! Information To Help You Stay Afloat posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Too many people are going bankrupt these days — a sign of the times.”

lsm presents A Country of Freedom? posted at awaken the elephants blog.

SVB presents How To Buy A Foreclosure: Find Foreclosed Homes Online posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “It’s a time of foreclosures around the nation. While it is a time of pain for many people, others are rejoicing because they are now able to afford to buy property at prices they can afford.”

Scott Spiegel presents Pick a Reform, Any Reform posted at Scott Spiegel.

Mar Matthias Darin presents Why I oppose ObamaCare posted at The Matthias Chronicles, saying, “A raw and honest look at why I don’t support ObamaCare.”


DWSUWF presents Fwd: Something worth forwarding – at the request of David Axelrod posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “I am glad the President is finally going to be speaking out on health care reform. We are well overdue to hear from the President on this issue. It has been quite a while since his major health care reform speeches on June 15, July 17, his major health care reform press conference on July 22, his heath care reform town hall meetings in Wisconsin (June 11), at the White House (June 24), North Carolina and Virginia (July 29) , New Hampshire (Aug 11), Montana (August 14), Colorado (August 15) and maybe a few other major speeches and media events that I might have missed. This time the President will be telling us what he wants to see in health care reform now, as opposed to what he wanted to see during the campaign, or David Axelrod’s chain-mail missive of August 13 outlining in detail what the administration expected to see from health care reform then. Speaking of which – I am doing my part. I have been diligently forwarding David’s chain-mail to every e-mail address I can find as he requested me to do.”


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Republicans Bring “Classiness” To the Classroom posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.


Archvillain presents Pseudo-poppycock posted at A Dark and Sinister Force for Good, saying, “First, they came for the weed, but I did not use weed, and I said nothing. Then they came for the Sudafed ….”

Wenchypoo presents Freedom is Not a Political System (L-O-N-G) posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.


Leah L Burton presents Obama?s Speech? TOO Inspirational! Danger? Real Education versus ?Edumucation?! posted at God’s Own Party?.

steven germain presents Obama’s speech to students… posted at Rough Fractals, saying, “Republicans foam at mouth and cry wolf one too many times…”

BWL presents Obama’s healthcare plan – your thoughts? posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, “Apparently Canadian health care is not all it’s cracked up to be, should we be going down this direction with socialized health care?”

Rick Foreman presents Evidence of Conservatives Mental Imbalance posted at Waiting for the Singularity.

Ella Moss presents THE ONLY RIGHT WAR « Zodiac Times posted at Zodiac Times, saying, “Afghanistan: should we stay / should we go”


Bob Brooks presents Power to the Political Machine posted at Bob Brooks – Prudent Money Blog.

Leah L Burton presents Ignorance Embarrasses America Once Again! posted at God’s Own Party?.

U.S. Common Sense presents Reviewing Obama’s Health Care Speech | U.S. Common Sense posted at U.S. Common Sense, saying, “A closer look at the proposal President Obama set forth in his speech to Congress on Wednesday.”


Leah L Burton presents It?s That Time Again!?Gallery of GOP Criminal/Hypocrite Update posted at God’s Own Party?.

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I hope everyone had a great day yesterday reflecting on and celebrating the independence of this country! Well – not its time to get back to business! You’ll notice we have some new contributors, regular contributors, and contributors from the past posting up again. Thanks to you all for making this the Carnival that it is!


David Lamb presents When Treasuries Crowd Out Lending posted at Killer Buffalo.

David – welcome back!  Haven’t seen you around in a while.  I take it you’re getting prepared for your college years now! LOL…enjoy them!  In this article, I found it interesting that you attributed the recession to “skyrocketing interest rates.”  Actually, I’m still waiting for them to increase.  In 1990 when I bought my first home, it was at an 11% interest rate – and that was normal back then.  My car loan was at 14% – again, normal in 1990.  I would hardly say our interest rates have “skyrocketed.”  With the prime lending rate still floating around 4% – I would say the cause of this recession has been the lack of the fed to stabilize the markets by actually, and truly, increasing interest rates.  If you want people to invest – you need to raise the interest rates.  The best I can get on my CD’s right now is 3.5% if I go out 3 years.  My Money Market is only earning 1% interest.  I remember in 1990 when I could get 10 – 12% on my short-term CD’s.  The best way for this economy to stabilize and to bring investors back in to the market is to raise interest rates.  So – if you want to attribute this recession to interest rates – I would actually attribute it to the falsely deflated interest rates.

Jared Rhoads presents The Lucidicus Project posted at The Lucidicus Project, saying, “If the proposed public option for health insurance becomes law, then we may as well have Fannie Mae run it.”

“Fannie-Mae Healthcare” – sounds about right for this proposed monstronsity!  Let’s hope we garner enough support in the house to kill it right away.  The real solution is not “affordable health INSURANCE” – it’s affordable HEALTH CARE – Lower the cost of access to health care – i.e, through tort reform, and you open health care back up to free-market capitalism which is good for all.  Just providing insurance to everyone does nothing to lower the actual costs of healthcare. If anything – having this public option health insurance will just drive the costs up further.  Healthcare providers will increase their rates in order to cover the losses from that idiotic public plan.

Scott Spiegel presents Global Warming Killed Michael Jackson posted at Scott Spiegel.

Bwahaha!  Great title!  However, this is probably one of the best detailed posts regarding the “global warming” issue.  I’m with you – let’s hope there actually is an American Senator out there that is willing to ask the same questions as the Australian Senator and actually look at the facts rather than the myths before they vote on that economy killer of a bill.

Steve Parry presents This Explains A Lot posted at The Axis of Stevil, saying, “Sarcastic, but true.”

Michelle Obama hates kids!!!!!!  LOL – you’re right – this does actually explain a lot.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Commodity Market Index: An Inflation Indicator posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Let’s talk inflation for a moment. I discuss various ways to predict inflation. I’m surprised nobody’s commented on this post yet (all other posts get comments) — are people just intimidated by this subject?”

Me – I say inflation is another necessary evil in a free-market capitalist system.  Inflation helps to stabilize the economy.  When you don’t allow inflation to occur and if you falsely keep interest rates down to try to curb inflation – you get what we have now – a serious recession leading towards a depression.  We could have avoided this had the Fed just allowed inflation to occur and run it’s natural course.  We wouldn’t be seeing the possibility of hyperinflation now.  In addition, when all these idiotic policies start hitting our economy – the price of everything will increase.  You are right though – If you follow your local prices at your local stores – you can see inflation creeping.  We should have seen this coming years ago.

The Smarter Wallet presents The Credit Crisis Explained Video posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “I’m going for a video this time, to display how the credit crisis evolved. Thanks!”

Excellent video.  Who’s Jonathon Jarvis?  I’ve seen similar illustrations -but – this was by far one of the more simplistic and easiest to understand.  Highly recommended.


DWSUWF presents Under My Thumb. posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “The damage is already done. Senator Al Franken will not make a meaningful difference. This single party Democratic government has already committed to trillions of new spending while quadrupling the deficit. They’ve dug a financial hole that can only be filled by imposing new economy-throttling taxes and unleashing the inflationary and currency devaluing monetary printing presses. These are the simple facts. Before Senator Al Franken, or after Senator Al Franken, the only thing that can restrain the Democrats now are the Democrats.”

Yup – but – considering all the crap they’ve been able to force through without Franken – I don’t think it really matters that they actually seated him.  We’ll see how many Senators up for re-election in 2010 would rather side with the people rather than the party of Franken and Obama.


SpkTruth2Pwr presents Iraq: Roll ‘Em Up! Move ‘Em Out! posted at The Apathy Remedy, saying, “Why is it that there has been sparse coverage of the U.S. troops in Iraq lately? Maybe it is because things are actually on the right track with U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East.”

You do realize that by the MSM acknowledging the success – they would have to actually give credit to Bush, Cheney, and the entire Bush administration!  Since they can’t say this is a Democrat or Obama success – there’s no reason for them to report on it.  This withdrawal has nothing to do with Obama’s foreign policy as you have stated.  This withdrawal was agreed upon by Bush and Malaki last year.  So – why is there no reporting?  Because this is a conservative, republican, and Bush success. We know how Liberals and the liberal media hate to give credit to conservatives for anything.  Hell, Harry Reid and Obama both said last year that this war was lost.  Maybe that’s why the MSM doesn’t want to report on this success – it makes their Obamessiah look bad.

Rick Foreman presents Ice Cream and the Freedom of Dessert posted at Waiting for the Singularity.

OH…this has nothing to do with ice cream does it? ;) But, I am in agreement with you on this one, being the Libertarian Conservative that I am.  Our forefathers did not intend for my favorite, Moosetracks, to be forced upon those who prefer vanilla. I believe you have the right to believe that your favorite is better than my favorite and we both have the right to disagree with each other without the government forcing us to choose one, such as what the Obama administration is doing with all of their policies.


BH presents 7 Out of Top 10 Failed States are Muslim States posted at Bangladeshi Hindu.

Interesting!  What I also find interesting is that two countries currently at war (Iraq and Afghanistan) are actually ranked 6 and 7, respectively.  Those other countries 1 – 5 must be in REALLY bad shape then!

Kenny Silveira presents Is this what we have become? posted at Black Holes And Revelations, saying, “An article about the recent violence in Iran after the 2009 elections.”
Nice tribute to Neda and an eye-opening post to those that are sleeping.  It’s too bad our own President sides more with the Mullah’s than with the people.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents De-Moralized? posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Hmmm…that’s just as crazy as libtards blaming Glenn Beck and O’Reilly for Tiller The Baby-Killer’s death. Neither of them compute.

Bob Brooks presents Dazed and Confused – The Weapon of the Politicians posted at Bob Brooks – Prudent Money Blog.

Just keep reporting on this kind of stuff.  With enough of us bloggers out here pointing out the truth – eventually someone is going to come across it.  I have people that I work with that didn’t even know this thing passed last week.  I spoke to as many colleagues as possible leading up to the vote – but – I guess I wasn’t talking to the right people.  Keep up the great work, Bob.


nickel presents $15,000 Homebuyer’s Tax Credit is Back on the Table posted at

Personally, I think that’s a load of crap.  The tax credit – not your article! :)   We don’t need any more freakin’ tax credits.  What we need is more permanent tax cuts.  The tax credit is not going to incentive anyone to buy a home in this market unless they can also come up with the 20% downpayment.  Many banks are actually going back to using solid business decisions and lending practices – that includes money down and income and employment verification.  The smart home-buyers are staying in the homes the are already in rather than risk the values of their homes going down further.  The market still hasn’t bottomed out.  Using my money to incentivize people to buy homes they may not really want or can’t afford is just another bad idea.  Kinda sounds like what caused the financial meltdown in the first place.


Allen Scott presents With Malice Toward None posted at Journey Across the Sky, saying, “Something to think about as we celebrate our Freedom.”

Hey Allen – sorry this didn’t appear before July 4th.  I guess that’s just one of the hazards of posting this regularly on Sundays – sometimes the posts come a little later.  In any case – whether this comes before or after 4th of July – your discussion is still relevant for every day.  Long – but well worth the read.

Wenchypoo presents About That Climate Change Bill Voted On Last Friday… posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Hey Wenchypoo – perhaps you might want to resubmit?  For whatever reason – this doesn’t link to anything – blogger says this link doesn’t exist.

Gal Josefsberg presents An Open Letter To Our Elected Officials posted at Gal Josefsberg, saying, “I want someone to inspire me, someone who will give us a cause to rally behind. With so many issues facing us, we need more than a manager, we need a leader.”

Good letter.  Hey, did you hear that Steve “Air” McNair was shot and killed?  Seriously, this country needs to focus on what is right rather than what the media wants us to look at.  We have far too many issues that effect all of individually that are before Congress that needs to be looked at.  I too am so tired of all the idiots in this country tied to the “boob tube” that they can’t even think critically any longer – nor do they care about the real issues.  Great post.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Quite the week we’ve had so far! Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and now Billy Mays all dead.  Unfreakin’ believable!  I wish piece of shit crap and tax bill would have died as well!  Anyway – after a two week hiatus – The BoBo Carnival of Politics is back with another great edition.  Have at it people!


The Smarter Wallet presents Dave Ramsey’s Town Hall For Hope posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “How does Dave Ramsey explain the financial crisis?”

You’ll see below in response to your credit card discussion that I mentioned I already paid off a few cards and have one left before I’m out of debt.  I went through the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University.  Dave Ramsey is awesome and what you have on your blog is absolutey right.  Once again, great post using a great resource.  I highly recommend it to anybody to view his Town Hall video and his Financial Peace University – especially in today’s economy.

Michael Bass presents Joe Tegerdine VS Gene Taylor! The Battle For Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District! posted at Debt Prison, saying, “Every now and then a person runs for office that gives us hope. For many voters in the last election Barack Obama was that person. Obama promised ambiguous ‘Change’ and the people bought it. Unfortunately, for many Obama fans and devout Democrats, his foreign policy actions and his further crack down on civil liberties has come to resemble something like George Bush part II.”

Interesting – hopefully, Tegerdine turns out to be a true conservative then maybe he can defeat that faux Democratic Conservative Taylor.

lsm presents Teddy?s Legacy Will Kill Us All posted at awaken the elephants blog.

LSM – excellent.  I have nothing further to add to this.

Scott Spiegel presents U.S. Invents Diabolical Weapon Called “Twitter” to Bring Down Iranian Regime posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “President Obama said last week that he doesn’t want the U.S. to be seen as “meddling” in the recent Iranian presidential election. In his view, vocally supporting the protesters is comparable to the CIA’s coup against Mossadeq in 1953.”

Amen, brother!  We should be standing behind the Iranian citizens with the full faith and trust of our government and our own citizens.  Obama is wrong on this one.


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell. Just Sign! posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Mad Kane – I’m sure I don’t need to say this – personally – I think this needs to be repealed entirely and have it back to what it was before Clinton instituted the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.  The UCMJ states that sodomy is a punishable offense as is any other forms of homosexual relations.  We don’t need gays OPENLY serving in the military.  This would be a huge bust for the morale of our military.  I’m sorry – but – the military is by no means ready for this and it would not be accepted.


Wenchypoo presents Just When You Thought You Ran Out of Hope posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Bwahaha – Liberty Lentils – good one.


Bob Brooks presents Wall Street Execs Living Large While the Rest of the Country Hurts posted at Bob Brooks – Prudent Money Blog.

Don’t forget – Timothy “Turbo Tax” Geithner is a Goldman Sachs alumni himself and still has buddies there.  Nothing will be done.  Just more paybacks from this administration for these company’s providing material support for Obama.

Mikkal Travvis presents Ron Paul And The Federal Reserve posted at The Truth.

I don’t generally tend to side with Ron Paul on many issues.  I think he’s a nutjob with a lot of his positions.  However, I support him 100% with regards to doing away with the Federal Reserve and having them open their books.  The decision in the 30′s to hand over that much power to a private organization was by far one of the most idiotic things this country and our government has ever done.  It’s time to take that power away from them.


Terri Choate presents Trickle Down Learning posted at Plum Duff…not your ordinary gruel!, saying, “Maybe this is old news…but school districts regularly understate the money spent per pupil as they ask for more, more, more.”

Great article.  Public schools happens to be one of my “soap-box” issues.  While I don’t know what the per pupil cost is in my district – we have multiple layers of administration that are totally unnecessary.  Since when does a High School and Middle School need a freakin Assistant Principle for each grade and each of them having a secretary, etc etc – not to mention each grade having at least 2 “administrators” that handle discipline.  It’s gotten so ridiculous that most of our tax money goes to paying salaries instead of purchasing text books.  I sent four kids through public school.  2 graduated and 2 dropped out.  I’m sending my last 2 to private schools now.

Bradley Hankins presents Who Is Back? posted at Bradley Hankins, saying, “You was wondering when I was going to start up again. Well here I am.”

Welcome Back Bradley – looking forward to your analysis of the various bills.

The Smarter Wallet presents Applying For A Credit Card? Review The Credit Card Bill of Rights posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Obama just signed into law some regulations that will help curb some of the unpopular practices done by the credit industry. Here’s what’s in the credit card bill of rights, which is under review by our government.”

Great words of advise for those who are thinking about getting a credit card.  I already cut up all mine and have paid them off.  I have one more to go then I’m out of credit card hell.  My advise is – use cash!  If you can’t afford to pay for it in cash – well – then in today’s economy – you really can’t afford it at all then.  Save for it instead.


Bradley Hankins presents Common Sense Foreign Policy: North Korea posted at Bradley Hankins, saying, “Common sense dealings with North Korea. Even more to come, just one was just too easy.”

You are absolutely right – we should not be looking to the international community to protect ourselves.  That is just plain ridiculous.  Great post.

NAOMI presents NEW AD AGAINST BENEFIT THIEVES posted at Diary From England.

Naomi – I’ll have to admit that I haven’t been paying real close attention to exactly what is going on over on your side of the big pond.  However, I have been following Daniel Hannen pretty closely so I get the point.  Unfortunately, we’re seeing a similar situation here in the U.S. – rather than second homes – our politicians get lifelong benefits and 100% salary after they retire and that even gets passed on to their spouses after they die and then the spouses collect 100% benefit and salary until they die.  Pretty freakin ridiculous that these politicians consider themselves so elite they can steal from we the people.

Bradley Hankins presents Transparency posted at Bradley Hankins, saying, “Honestly, putting legislation in plain English would help so much.”

Agreed!  However, this administration that promised transparency has given us none at all.

Jake presents Why the World Hates America (Part 1) posted at Global Implications, saying, “Given the negative attitude toward the United States around the world, I am writing a multi-part series on the actions of the US since World War II with the worst consequences. I will post an article every day and should finish the seven-part series on Friday, June 26.”

Jake – I hope you don’t mind but I took the liberty to post the links to the remaining articles.  This is a very interesting analysis.  However, I would say that we still have many more friends and allies than we do enemies.  It seems our only real enemies in the world are radical regimes. Please post up the last remaining parts in next week’s carnival! Personally, regarding Part 5 – I think we need to “unflinchingly” support Israel.  They are our only true ally in the middle east.  Being a former Hebrew Linguist in the Air Force – I understand Israel and the day-to-day struggles they have to face.  They are under constant terrorist attack every day.  They need our support and we should stand behind them all the way.

Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Ram Raghavan presents The incorrectness of political correctness posted at, saying, “What is political correctness? What is its cause and its consequence?”

Ram – you are so totally right on with this post.  The only thing I would add here is that the history of Political Correctness actually has its roots in marxism and Russia.  Here’s another good resource for you on the history.

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Hi All – well – here is the next great installment of the carnival.  One term paper and final exam down – one more term paper and final exam to go! You’ll notice we have a huge selection to choose from this week – I’d like to take credit saying this carnival draws that many in a week – but – since I didn’t put up an issue last week for Mother’s Day – this is actually the result of a two-week “soak.”  I want to thank all of you who submitted an article – and to all the readers who continue to come back!

I’m in the process of putting the final touches on my last term paper – so – I haven’t had time to really read through all of these this week.  However, I promise I will get to all of next week’s submissions as I will be done and on break from school next week.

lsm presents The Cowardly, Canceled Debate. posted at awaken the elephants blog.

C. E. Dowalt presents Crossing the Rubicon with Wilson posted at Money Confidential.

C. E. Dowalt presents Obama and the Fourth “Reich” posted at Money Confidential.

C. E. Dowalt presents Its the Energy, Stupid posted at Money Confidential.


NotYourDaddy presents Freedom is Not a Pendulum posted at Government is not your Daddy., saying, “When government takes power away from the people to determine what’s in their best interests, that power does not swing back to the people, like a pendulum. The balance of power is permanently shifted from the people to the government, making it easier for government to usurp even more power in the future.”

Michael Bass presents The New American Militarism posted at Barry, saying, “America would be far more secure with a more humble foreign policy.”

lsm presents President Lincoln, Where are you? posted at awaken the elephants blog.

Len Penzo presents Inflation: Why You Should Fear It, And Why The US Wants It posted at Len Penzo . Com.

Curry Kenworthy presents Photo Sharing posted at Curry Kenworthy, saying, “We get a closer glimpse of the real Obama in this candid photo.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents The Causes and Consequences of the Subprime Mortgage Financial Crisis posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Thanks!”

John Kaduk presents The Pope Is Living In La La Land posted at The Right Wing.

The Smarter Wallet presents The Current Unemployment Rate: Navigating a Bad Job Environment posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Thanks!”


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Karl’s Roving Standards posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Neil Benson presents Hate and Anger among Right-Wing Conservative Media posted at SENSE AND NONSENSE, saying, “Each day right wing conservative media people such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, and Laura Ingraham, et al. spew forth a steady dose of anger, hatred, vindictiveness, and misinformation.they represent a black bile that promotes divisiveness, discourages cooperation, and contributes to the negative mood of the country.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To Fresh Faces posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.


U.S. Common Sense presents Taxing Marijuana posted at U.S. Common Sense, saying, “Starting the debate on changing the legal status of marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II controlled substance. This way “medical marijuana” will be technically legal, and therefore allowing domestic production and sale of the drug.”


Kelly Diels presents On Barack Obama and Teachable Moments posted at Kelly Diels . com – Live with Purpose and Passion.

David Lamb presents Play At Your Own Risk: A call for bankruptcy reform posted at Killer Buffalo.

Wenchypoo presents Global Warming–When All Else Fails, Change the Marketing Plan posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Jon T. presents Global Warming Debate posted at The Mustang Ride, saying, “Global warming or not global warming? That is a question. So what can we look at in the debate to determine the validity of the GW discussion? We need only look as far as the solutions being put forth to solve the problem.”

Aetius Romulous presents Stock Markets are Not Democratic posted at ScreamBucket.

Wenchypoo presents Keeping Up With the Enemy posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

DWSUWF presents The Arrogance of “Hope” posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “Obama has been compared to many past Presidents. Some see, FDR, LBJ or JFK. He has been compared to Jimmy Carter and even to GWB. Perhaps all of these comparisons are wrong, and the comparison that is most apt, is a comparison to the arrogance of Richard Nixon, as exemplified by the money quote in the Frost/Nixon interview -”When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”"

DWSUWF presents Friday Flotsam – The “Please listen to what Obama says and pay no attention to what he does” edition. posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall, saying, “Bobo, I’ve been away, so catching up with two submissions this week. A grab bag of political topics including the auto bailouts and reckless spending by this administration.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Hello again everyone. What a fine weekend this is! Well, at least here in the Sunshine state it is. We’ve had quite a few submissions this week. Given all the news of last week – it doesn’t surprise me at all. We also have a more diverse group of submissions as well to choose from this week. Surprisingly, given this past week was Earth Week and Earth Day was celebrated on Wednesday – not one post about global warming! Thank you for not putting me through that. LOL.  I think you will enjoy them all. If you agree, or even disagree, with what these bloggers have to say – why don’t you head on over to their place(s) and leave them a comment. I’m sure they will appreciate it.

Also – I know I have a tendency to drown out some of the submissions with all of my additional chatter and comments.  I promise I’ll keep them more brief!


Steve Parry presents Obama Focuses On Real Threat… Credit Card Companies posted at The Axis of Stevil.

Those damned evil credit card companies!  I’m sure if the Obama administration waterboarded those bank executives, waterboarding wouldn’t be considered torture!

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Does Achieving Wealth Make You “Upper Class”? Facts About Class posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Thanks!”

I like your detailed explanation of the classes.  When I first read this – my first thought was about lottery winners.  If you were white trash before you won those millions – you’re still white trash when you get the millions.  Money doesn’t change who you are – just the amount of stuff you can buy.

The Smarter Wallet presents Positive Personal Financial Planning Strategies During A Down Economy posted at The Smarter Wallet.

These are all great tips.  I’m currently in the process of getting rid of all my debt.  I’ve already cut up my credit cards.  But – one thing I will NEVER do is buy stock in GE.  I don’t care whether they recover or not.  The fact that Immelt is using his assets (NBC, CNBC, MSNBC) to control the message, elect Obama, push Obama’s cap-and-trade initiatives, only to further the advancement of GE and become a quasi-government controlled entity just doesn’t sit right with me.


Yoav B presents Barack Obama’s military history posted at Israeli Soldier’s LIFE & THOUGHTS, saying, “Barack Obama and IDF…. YES YES YES!”

Shalom Yoav and Welcome to the Carnival.  I have a great respect for the IDF unlike Obama.  Unless you meant that comparison as a joke, I really don’t see how you could come to that conclusion.  I do like your blog – an insider’s view of the IDF.  If you understood Obama the way we do – you might take it as an insult to think Obama would ever consider being a member of the IDF.  He hates you guys.


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Rudy’s Family Values posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Wow, Mad Kane – I guess you got it bad for Rudy to bring up old news again! :)

vjack presents Taking a Stand Against War Crimes: Call for a Special Prosecutor and Impeachment of Bybee posted at Atheist Revolution.

First – we don’t fall under “international laws.”  We follow our American Constitution and the laws interpreted as a result of it.  Second – if you start prosecuting administration officials for their advice given to Presidents – all following governments would fail because no advisor will ever want to give any advice knowing they could possibly go to jail at the hands of the following administration that may have disagreed with that advice.  These advisors made their decisions and gave the advice based on their interpretations of the laws and put it in writing.  It’s not like their advise was given without great consideration.  What you are calling for is very dangerous.  Why are you only calling for the prosecution of Bush admin officials?  Why not Clinton’s administration for ordering the bombing of an aspirin factory?  Why not LBJ for Viet Nam?  Why not Carter for…oh yeah – he failed miserably.  In any case – you need to be very careful of what you wish for – you just might get it…and…if you get it this time…our country suffers and becomes impotent as a result.


Lisa Harding presents Real? « Plan “A” posted at Plan “A”, saying, “Adoption”

Well, not exactly related to politics.  However, I think this is a very important message to get out to everyone.  Adopted children are special children and the parents who adopt them are the “real” parents.  Common sense has left many people nowadays.  Thanks for this submission.

David Verjano & Anthony Hernandez presents The Virtue of Restraint posted at Life as (Un)usual.

Two words – I agree!

Joseph presents why I despise liberals posted at conservative joe.

Did you really vote for Obama?  Oh well, we all make mistakes I guess.  But, if you really are a conservative – how could you possibly have missed all the signs that he was indeed going to spend and waste our taxpayer dollars with all of his “share the wealth” schemes.  I do however agree with your assessment about closed-minded liberals who only say make these incendiary statements to be a member of their elitist clubs.  I never did like Garafalo or Olbermann.

Sarah Scrafford presents 10 Most Surprising College Majors in Presidential History posted at Learn-gasm.

Welcome back Sarah – You’re right – I was surprised by this list – Especially Truman.

Kampanye Damai Pemilu Indonesia 2009 presents Kampanye Damai Pemilu Indonesia 2009 posted at Blog Pemilihan Umum, saying, “Kampanye Damai Pemilu Indonesia 2009 mulai 1 Februari sampai 1 Mei 2009. Di tahun 2009 ini Indonesia akan menggelar 2 kali pemilihan umum. Yang pertama ialah pemilihan umum untuk memilih wakil-wakil rakyat yang akan duduk di parlemen Majelis Permusyawatan Rakyat atau MPR. Dan pemilihan umum yang kedua diselenggarakan untuk memilih presiden dan wakil presiden Republik Indonesia. Pelaksanaan pemilu sendiri digelar pada tanggal 9 April 2009 untuk pemilihan umum wakil-wakil rakyat di dewan legislatif Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat dan pada tanggal 8 Juli 2009 untuk pemilihan presiden dan wakil presiden Republik Indonesia”

Umm.  What? :)   Okay – I don’t understand the language – but – I do know how to use the Google Translator.  Given that this is related to politics – perhaps someone who actually does speak this language might find this blog with this post – so – I guess I’ll leave it.

C. E. Dowalt presents Jimmy Obama posted at Money Confidential.

Jimmy Obama – that’s a good one.  You make some very excellent points about this administration and how ineffectual it has already become as it pursues this course to socialism and appeasement of evil.  Excellent.


Chris presents Mad Libs With Jackie Chan And The Yellow Press posted at Martial Development, saying, “Everyone is rushing to condemn Jackie Chan for his recent political speech. Methinks they protest too much…”

I think Jackie Chan usually has a level head.  I’m sure your contextual translation is probably more accurate.


lsm presents Cars Smart enough to Kill. posted at awaken the elephants blog.

That’s a big Duh! LOL.  I’m sure we taxpayers paid for that study.  I won’t be giving up my SUV any time soon either.

Mark Couturier presents Grannies’ Protests Against Afghan War Falls on Deaf Ears posted at Independent-American.

I remember reading this and thinking – who listens to people wearing granny panties anyway?

Mark Couturier presents Were the Tea Party Protests Carefully Staged Events, or Did They Represent a Genuine People’s Revolt? posted at Independent-American.

I encourage my readers to go over to this one and respond.  I responded to let his left-leaning blogger know that these Tea Parties were not about Obama and that they were all sponsored by local communities and local individuals.  I got blasted by the loonies over there.  They really are sheep – just parroting the same things over and over that they heard from MSM, CNN, and MSNBC.  They really don’t get it.  I don’t know how Mark attracts them to his site – but – he really gets the sheeple on his site.

Aetius Romulous presents Mark to Market Magic – and Madness posted at ScreamBucket.

We need to bring logic back in to this country.  The suspension of Mark to Market was probably one of the most idiotic moves of our lifetime.  Having worked for one of the Big 5 accounting firms myself at one time – I am very familiar with FASB.  You’re right – when it comes to the government – they have no teeth – but – they will damned sure bear them to accounting firms and corporations.

Mark Couturier presents House Republicans to Napolitano: Get out! posted at Independent-American.

Well – considering she just pissed off the Canadians by declaring that 9/11 terrorists came from Canada, and the fact she allowed millions of illegal immigrants through the Arizona borders while she was their Governor – I would say this woman is in the wrong job.  She needs to go.

Mark Couturier presents Will the Republicans Reverse Their Position on Gay Rights? posted at Independent-American.

As I stated in my comments on your site – given the fact that 73% of this country opposes gay marriage – Republicans are on the right side of this issue.  But – if they were really smart – they would get out of the moral issues and stick strictly to following the constitution.  As a Conservative, I am personally opposed to gay marriage.  However, the Libertarian side of me – and the side of me that follows the constitution – says that government has no reason to interfere.

Mark Couturier presents Book on Great Depression Finds Favor Among Conservatives posted at Independent-American.

I haven’t read the book yet myself – but, from the reviews its getting – especially from the Liberals – it must be spot on.  We all know that when someone comes upon the truth about Liberalism and compares FDR to the fascist ideologies that he espoused – the libs come out from the woodwork to defend his socialist policies.

David Lamb presents When Will Congress Learn to Read? posted at Killer Buffalo.

Bwahahaha!  Good one.  They don’t have time to read the laws they are implementing.  They’re too busy giving grandiose speeches to spread the lies to keep their power.  If they really did care about this country and were doing their jobs – they would read the bills they are signing of on – and that goes for both parties.

Len Penzo presents How Mexico Can Save Its Oil Industry: Sell Baja California to the US posted at Len Penzo . Com, saying, “You can argue that this wild idea is just another example of bald-faced American imperialism, but if Mexico continues to insist on banning foreign investment in its dying oil industry that country may cease to exist as we know it anyway — and those in the US that can afford it will be paying $8 for a gallon of unleaded.”

Well – it’s a good proposal.  However, Americans would be saddled with another piece of resource rich land that the Government will not allow us to exploit.  Unless we were actually allowed to extract the resources – it would be a huge loss for this country.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Well – Mrs. BoBo gave me a honey-do list that’s about a freakin mile long!  I’m gonna have to publish this week’s Carnival sans comments.  I’m sure many of you are probably actually okay with that! ;) I’ll be back later to check in with you all – assuming my slave driving wife hasn’t buried me by this evening! In all seriousness – she’s wonderful to put up with my rants.  Turns out – sometimes she’s the sounding board for some of the material I put up here before it gets posted.

Enough of that – here is this week’s carnival – you’ll notice something very odd – there are no submissions in our Liberal or Democrat category.  I wonder what’s up with that?


Selkirk presents Did the Obamas Steal Their Dog? posted at Political Castaway Blog: Broadcasting Conservatism to Rescue America.

Selkirk presents Killing Pirates: How Long Before American Pride Turns (Again) posted at Political Castaway Blog: Broadcasting Conservatism to Rescue America.

Kim Staudenraus presents Your Money Your Government | Tranquility Financial Visioning posted at Tranquility Financial Visioning, saying, “Know what your government is doing with your money. Education is the key to your next vote.”

RWNJ presents Unintended Consequences of Social Engineering posted at RWNJ, saying, “How “green” legislation can be bad for the environment.”

Paul Gable presents Apr 17, The Antidote to Americans’ Fear, Anger and Helplessness posted at Paul Gable.

John Kaduk presents Dr. James Hansen posted at The Right Wing.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Employee Retention Bonus Program Paid With Your Taxes! Thanks AIG. posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Thanks!”

The Smarter Wallet presents Solving The U.S. Financial Crisis, One Financial Bailout At A Time posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Thanks!”


C. E. Dowalt presents President Obama: Groveler in Chief posted at Money Confidential.

lsm presents Juvenile Insanity posted at awaken the elephants blog.

J.D. Bell presents Howard Dean Triple Dog Dares Barack Obama To Compromise On Health Care | posted at It Takes Work.

lavender presents Ron Paul on whether or not drugs should be legalized posted at News for Freedom Daily.

lavender presents Navy Seals in Katrina, Fox told not to report posted at News for Freedom Daily.

C. E. Dowalt presents Capital on Strike posted at Money Confidential.


Riversider presents Workers Memorial Day, Preston and Chorley posted at Broadgate Is Great, saying, “Workers memorial day – a moment to remember those who gave their lives because of their job.”

The Hawg presents Why is Fox News hiding the truth? posted at The Natural State Hawg – ramblings from an Arkie, saying, “Fox News won’t tell the truth about aliens in charge of the government. Scandal!”

Joseph presents obama bows to saudi king posted at conservative joe.

jim presents Making Home Affordable Mortgage Refinance & Modification Program posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Len Penzo presents Out of Touch? Putting The Tea Party Protests In Perspective posted at Len Penzo . Com.

U.S. Common Sense presents Is the tax day Tea Party worth it? posted at U.S. Common Sense, saying, “Reviewing the “tea party” protests this week, and projecting if they have any real lasting impact on national politics and fiscal policy.”


Terri Choate presents Keggers Next Time? posted at Plum Duff…not your ordinary gruel!.

Allen Scott presents With Malice Toward None posted at Journey Across the Sky, saying, “It would appear that once again we are engaged in a great war to see whether this nation so conceived, can long endure. Our Constitution and the rights it protects is being assailed by those who do not value the principles set forth therein. This was a Constitution which set forth to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. The founding document of this great nation does not need to be interpreted, rewritten, amended, or reworded, it needs to be defended.”

U.S. Common Sense presents Response to “April 15 is patriots’ day” posted at U.S. Common Sense, saying, “This week, Paul Begala was critical over the notion of the “tea party” protests that occurred across the nation. In a lenghty article, he made many points – some valid and others not. This is a response to those points and the article itself.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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