Friday, October 19, 2012

Uh, I Guess the Networks Forgot to Mention These Stories.

Along with today's other Vital Signs Blog posts, here's a rundown of some of the important news and commentary that the mainstream media will not, trust me, be bringing to your attention.

* Remember those surprisingly improved jobless numbers that came out last week -- those numbers that the media joyfully trumpeted as being "proof" that President Obama was finally turning the economy right-side up? Well, as you may know by now, it turned out the numbers were better only because California had failed to fully reveal their jobless claims. And now we learn that the bureaucrat who dramatically under-reported those unemployment claims was one Marty Morgenstern, a Democrat who has contributed to Barack Obama in the past. Surprised? I didn't think so.

* Homosexuals are celebrating yesterday's momentous ruling by the U.S appeals court in New York which struck down as unconstitutional a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act and declared for the first time that homosexuals are a minority group deserving of special protection from discrimination under the Constitution.

"America is in decline; fewer people are working; more are in poverty; economic growth is stagnant at best; more Americans than ever believe that our best days are behind us. But one thing in America is booming: welfare. Especially federal welfare." (Read the rest of John Hinderaker's excellent PowerLine column here.)

* "In the wake of the Treasury Department’s newly released summary of federal spending for 2012, it’s now possible to detail just how profligate the Obama years have been.  Here’s the upshot:  Under Obama, for every $7 we’ve had, we’ve spent nearly $11 (or, to be more exact, $10.95).  That’s like a family that makes $70,000 a year — and is already knee-deep in debt — blowing nearly $110,000 a year." (Wow. "The 7-Eleven Presidency" by Jeffrey Anderson over at The Weekly Standard is an eye-opening one, indeed.)

* You'd never guess this from the pronounced presence of homosexual celebrities, the number of homosexual characters on TV, or the powerful influence homosexual activists seem to have in the courts, the education establishment, government bureaucracies, and on the political agenda of the Democrat Party, but the latest findings are that the "LGBT population" is only 3.4% of Americans.

* About all that pink gear being displayed by the NFL in it's stated goal to help raise breast cancer awareness -- I'm guessing you're not aware that only 5% of the sales from the NFL's pink-themed items are actually being donated to the American Cancer Society. The NFL (already wealthy beyond imagination) is pocketing the rest.