Seventy-Six Trombones and 8.2% Unemployment

This week the economic news is so grim even the media's usual qualifier "unexpected" is meaningless. We have grown to expect a stagnant economy on the rocks.  Meantime, the Obama campaign is heading into full conman territory, hoping like the Wizard of Oz that we'll just pay no attention to the pint sized amateur behind the curtain pulling the government levers. Thomas Lipscomb in a Facebook conversation explains: The innate optimism of Americans makes us particularly vulnerable to con men... consider the Duke and the King from Huckleberry Finn, Melville wrote a whole book on it called THE CONFIDENCE MAN... and then we have THE MUSIC MAN, John Edwards, Sweet Daddy Grace, Farrakhan, Sharpton and Jackson Madow... the list goes on and on. And yes, we are complicit in our own defrauding... But when the lights come up and the illusion dies, we ALWAYS blame our codeceiver for the total fraud.... Now Obama is finding that out, He and his troops are fanning out in a 24/7 re-election...(Read Full Article)