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Happy Halloween – Tired of All the Political Dirty Tricks and Treats?

Looks like 2008 this video was history in the making:

PARODY: Obama Trick-or-Treat Spoof • Shanklin

preacherofbarack2008 | October 30, 2008

Halloween on the Obama’s house

So 2009’s rendition is worthy of a repeat as they all revealed their true selves:

Democratic Monster Mash

Jonswifty | October 28, 2009

Just in time for Halloween, it’s a tunefully terrifying party featuring Barack Obama, Barney Frank(enstein), Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and Scary Harry Reid! The “Monster Mash” has never been so much fun – or so filled with genuinely scary politicians! Your Halloween gift from HopeNChangeCartoons.com!

This year the reality is Hoax & Change, It’s 2010 but it seems like the Carter years again:

Every American feels the pain of Charlie Brown this Halloween

No one wants to get another Rock! Yet that’s all we are treated to!

We have seen the dirty tricks and special treats for the Unions, the Socialists, the Progressives, the Loony Left, the Democrats, the Marxists and all of the redistribution that “We the People” care to see. Patriots VOTE SMART with Heart for a Fresh Start for our United States of America!

Let’s get jobs, not speeches or constant campaigning, for America! Vote the “Peanuts Gang” out and let’s get to making real money, and have real jobs, by voting on Tuesday!


John Boehner Press Release – VIDEO: From Party Mantra To National Rallying Cry, “Where Are The Jobs?”

October 18, 2010 (202) 225-4000
VIDEO: From Party Mantra To National Rallying Cry, “Where Are The Jobs?”
GOP Leader’s New Web Video Kicks Off Weeklong Effort To Highlight Dems’ Job-Killing Policies, Press For Immediate Enactment Of Pledge To America
WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released a new web video that highlights the evolution of “where are the jobs?” from party mantra to “the single most important question” Americans are concerned about. 


It has now been 20 months since President Obama signed the ‘stimulus’ into law amid promises it would create jobs ‘immediately’ and keep unemployment below eight percent.  Since then, millions more Americans have lost their jobs and unemployment has topped 9.5 percent for 14 months in a row, the longest such stretch since the Great Depression.   This video shows how Republicans have successfully made ‘where are the jobs?’ part of the national lexicon and turned it into a potent weapon against out-of-touch Washington Democrats on the most important issue Americans are concerned about.

Boehner said upon the video’s release: “The American people are asking ‘where are the jobs?,’ and as this video shows, Washington Democrats still have no answers.  With the Pledge to America, Republicans are offering a new and better way to address the people’s priorities, starting with a plan to create jobs and end economic uncertainty.”

The video kicks off a weeklong effort by Republicans to ask the question Americans are asking – where are the jobs? – and further highlight Washington Democrats’ job-killing policies.  Republicans will also continue to press for immediate enactment of the Pledge to America, a governing agenda that offers a new and better way to address the people’s priorities, starting with a clear plan to create jobs and end economic uncertainty.


GRAPHIC: “Americans have a question for President Obama…”

NBC’S CHUCK TODD: “Dr. Romer, let me ask this simple question that a lot of people are asking, ‘where are the jobs?’”

GRAPHIC: “95,000 jobs lost in September”

FOX’S NEIL CAVUTO: “…Where are the jobs?”

GRAPHIC: “Unemployment: 9.6 percent”

CBS’ KATIE COURIC: “…unemployment still so high, where are the jobs?”

GRAPHIC: “14.8 million Americans unemployed”

NBC’S DAVID GREGORY: “But where are the jobs?”

GRAPHIC: “2.5 million jobs lost since the ‘stimulus’ was signed into law.”

NBC’S MATT LAUER: “Do you get any question more often than, ‘where are the jobs?’”

CNBC’S MARIA BARTIROMO: “No.  That is the single most important question right now.”

GRAPHIC: “14 straight months of 9.5+ percent unemployment.”

HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH): “The American people are still asking the question, ‘where are the jobs?’”

GRAPHIC: “Find better solutions in the GOP’s Pledge to America.  Facebook.com/PledgeToAmerica.”


June 2009: “GOP: ‘Where are the jobs?’ on big fed spending.  Republicans concerned about the Obama administration’s big spending on economic stimulus, energy and health care are asking, ‘Where are the jobs?’” (Associated Press, 6/27/09)

July 2009: “In rapid-fire speeches on the House floor Tuesday morning, congressional Republicans attacked the stimulus and sought to tie the jobless rate to the question of Obama’s political judgment, repeating the refrain: ‘Where are the jobs?’” (The Denver Post, 7/22/09)

October 2009: “Whatever the fate of health care legislation, persistently high unemployment has made ‘Where are the jobs?’ the most potent Republican campaign argument as next year’s midterm elections come into view.” (The New York Times, 10/4/09)

February 2010: “Republicans, meanwhile, taunted Obama with a familiar refrain: Where are the jobs the president promised in exchange for the billions of dollars already spent?” (Associated Press, 2/6/10)

May 2010: “Yet the varied focus has left Democrats open to criticism from Republicans, who have adopted ‘where are the jobs?’ as a rallying cry.” (The Hill, 5/5/10)

July 2010: “With Republicans demanding to know ‘where are the jobs?’ — the refrain adopted by the House Republican leader, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio…” (The New York Times, 7/8/10)

August 2010: “Republicans have made “where are the jobs?” their mantra…” (AFP, 8/7/10)

September 2010: “Economically, the GOP’s Pledge to America, released Thursday, is aimed at small businesses… ‘Where are the jobs?’ – a theme in GOP campaign stump speeches – is the subtext of the new governing agenda.” (The Christian Science Monitor, 9/23/10)

October 2010: “And Boehner has worked relentlessly to keep angry US voters focused on the sour US economy and unemployment, demanding to know ‘where are the jobs?’ and urging cuts in government spending to rein in galloping US debt.” (AFP, 10/14/10)

The Government Challenge Contests & More Taxpayer Dollars To Be Wasted

Now why would the government be running contests when these are private sector jobs and services that are being requested? Wouldn’t this also create real jobs and contracts? Check out what I found on Walmart Classifieds this evening:

Well now, as I am as curious as all get out, I pop on to the Challenge.gov site directly. Lo and behold there are several to many contests listed and some crazy monies (these of course belong to the taxpayers) to be awarded to winners? Like this one

Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize

Created by U.S. Department of Energy

The L Prize competition will substantially accelerate America’s shift from inefficient, dated lighting products to innovative, high-performance products. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the L Prize is the first government-sponsored tec…

in prizes

Then I spot at the bottom of the various contest pages this note:

Challenge.gov is an official website of the U.S. government.
Administered by the U.S. General Services Administration
in partnership with Challenge Post.

So I click on the partner ChallengePost.com and open it up to see more contests including this one that just blows the mind Apps for Development Posted by the World Bank, Washington, DC.


Apps for Development

The World Bank is challenging the public to create innovative software applications that move us a step closer toward solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.


The World Bank, Washington, DC
The World Bank WANTS



I see all of this several ways:

Culling for cheap ideas
Avoiding creating jobs
Building a data base of creative innovators
Taking advantage of today’s youth
Buying votes through “hope” of fame and fortune
Avoiding bids by the government and just who will be winning these “contests”

Talk about backdooring and potential nepotism to friending awards, I’m just saying!

All On The Taxpayers Backs, the government spending money but providing no jobs… again!

Oklahoma “…Brand new state, gonna treat you great!…”

Couldn’t resist popping a portion of Oklahoma lyrics into the title. It appears to be the most appropriate line after observing the work on I-44 via a Proud American Patriot’s pictures from this past weekend. Then after reading the Stimulus Watch records for Tulsa’s Federal Highway Administration projects it would appear that this is a huge, lingering and expensive investment to the tune of $95,570,300 as viewed here

Type Description Amount City State Jobs Vote
Grant STIM266 $259,731 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM283 $2,226,132 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM049 $16,689,772 Tulsa OK 5 1
Grant STIM267 $316,912 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM278 $506,313 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM284 $1,875,343 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM285 $1,183,301 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM265 $317,067 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM061 $7,737,563 Tulsa OK 13 1
Grant STIM281 $784,975 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM286 $2,672,650 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM289 $2,194,915 Tulsa OK 0 -1
Grant STIM047 $13,121,273 Tulsa OK 4 1
Grant STIM185 $900,000 Tulsa OK 1 0
Grant STIM288 $2,047,090 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM422 $198,130 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM048 $21,863,911 Tulsa OK 7 1
Grant STIM050 $20,029,348 Tulsa OK 6 -1
Grant STIM287 $645,874 Tulsa OK 0 0

But the jobs are not!

Do you see anyone working?

Tulsa, Oklahoma Stimulus Watch entitlement total,  for 55 projects. was $132,440,084.85 so subtract the Highway projects total of $95,570,300 and the major overhaul to the Tulsa Federal Courthouse Windows

Contract Replace windows Tulsa Federal Courthouse. Design-Build effort to replace the windows at Tulsa FCH with energy efficient windows per the… $2,699,903 Tulsa OK 0 -4

will leave a balance of $34,169,882. Tulsa do you feel stimulated yet?

10 Foot Drive or $1.00 Houses – Obama What Have You Done Lately to/for Detroit?

President Obama visits the Chrysler plant in Detroit

DetNewsVideo | July 30, 2010

Detroit — President Barack Obama today praised the revitalization of the auto industry as he got a first-hand look at Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs coming off an assembly line and even drove a Chevy Volt.

So Two Cheers for the Detroit Bailout should make everyone feel warm and fuzzy about Detroit’s 2 bailed out auto manufacturers? Why? Ford needed no help! A 10 foot drive in a Chevy Volt that has a starting purchase price of $41,000 and production of 10,000 for its first year of production is not something to be shouting and touting from the rooftops. More time in Obama’s speech was spent commending the lottery winners at the plant than the vehicle.

Bid4Assets tells a sad story about the recovery in the Detroit area. Just search the site in all home categories with the terms “Detroit, House“. Detroit has the ‘Lion’s Share‘ on the site, note especially the category with a $1 starting price and no reserve. Let’s not forget this event ~ Detroit Shrinks Itself, Historic Homes and All.

Checking http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/home.aspx validates the struggles with unemployment and lack of new jobs, on the whole, in Michigan. And the Stimulus Watch details another farce in jobs creation for Detroit.


Hat tip to Hubby!


Did Marshall University Research Corporation Make a Stimulus Quote Mistake?

I just can’t seem to tear myself away from stimuluswatch.org as there never appears to be any progress. Case in point ~ Marshall University Research Corporation:

University Communications – Press Release

Thursday, September 03, 2009
Contact: Ginny Painter, Communications Director, Marshall University Research Corporation 304-746-1964

Marshall research community to benefit from $2.6 million federal stimulus award to state

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University researchers and students will benefit from a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

The cyberinfrastructure award, which was announced earlier this week by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, will assist with scientific discovery by building capacity and promoting the use of high-performance computing cluster resources at Marshall University, West Virginia University and West Virginia State University.

More than $1 million of the grant funds will be used at Marshall over the next three years to help upgrade computing networks and enhance immersive visualization capabilities.

Dr. Tony Szwilski, professor of engineering and director of the university’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences, will coordinate the project on Marshall’s campus. Other members of the Marshall community who are involved include Dr. Jan Fox, senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer; Joseph Fuller, associate professor of  computer science; Dr. Venkat Gudivada, professor of  computer science; and Dr. Jack Smith, visualization manager.

According to Dr. John Maher, vice president for research and executive director of the Marshall University Research Corporation, the grant will be used to establish advanced high-performance computing and visualization resources at Marshall and to assist with connection to other high-performance computing systems and resources around the world, allowing faculty researchers – and their students – to collaborate in real time without geographic limitations.

“Engineering and scientific research today require computing infrastructure that will allow faculty to work with very large data sets and complex computational systems. This project will give our researchers tools to make them more competitive for outside funding, and will allow them to work with colleagues across the country and around the world,” said Maher. “We are pleased to be part of this collaborative.”

Fox added that the computerized visualization capabilities provided through the grant will help faculty communicate and explore both abstract and concrete ideas in health care and scientific and engineering research.

By providing computing power that was, until recently, available only to the most prestigious research institutions, this project will assist Marshall’s growing research community in its quest to address problems that require the minds and resources of a global, collaborative community,” she said. “From the development of approaches to real-time, image-guided surgery to the provision of a platform for management of communities, emergencies and other complex processes, the capabilities provided by this funding will have a long-term, positive impact on our community, state and nation.”

In addition to the research equipment that will be provided through the grant, the project will help develop a work force that can create and sustain cyber-based systems, tools and services. A network of faculty and information technology professional staff will be developed at Marshall to help researchers expand the use of high-performance computing and advanced visualization in their work, as well as to provide expertise on the operational and technical aspects of using supercomputing resources.

“Cyberinfrastructure includes computational systems, data and information management, visualization environments and people – all linked together by collaborative software and advanced networks,” said Szwilski. “These significant resources will be a catalyst at Marshall for technology innovation and economic development.”

He added that complementary outreach activities will be undertaken at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels to help teach students computational science and visualization skills, also with the goal of developing a high-tech work force.

The award was funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. For more information, contact Szwilski at szwilski@marshall.edu.




Total Received: $3,797,971.00Visit on the Web

Below you will find all the contracts, grants, and loans received by MARSHALL UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORPORATION as of October 30, 2009. You can sort by the different table columns. Click on an item for more information and to comment and vote on the item.

Primary Recipient

Type Description Amount City State Jobs Vote
Grant West Virginia IDeA Netwok of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) $590,453 Huntington WV 0 0
Grant West Virginia IDeA Netwok of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) $529,094 Huntington WV 0 0
Grant Transcription Factors in Cancer $490,224 Huntington WV 0 0
Grant West Virginia IDeA Netwok of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) $751,506 Huntington WV 0 0
Grant West Virginia IDeA Netwok of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) $651,385 Huntington WV 0 0

Where’s those jobs? Where’s the money?

But engineer plans concern me, who’s paying for this…

…as it was already on the drawing board.

Ah, yes, supplemental income!


And this video just makes me a bit sad~

Research via surfing the web?

And the research is…
MUCD-CORP Community of Research Practice

I’m just saying………….


What Has Oceana Done for the World Lately? Backing a Faux Climate Change Agenda for a Bogus POTUS?

Have we located a feel good charity work for those in the money? Interesting cast of characters… Oceana’s Board of Directors.

By the way, notice something that is blatantly absent~criticism of the Bogus POTUS’ poor response to non-response in the Gulf of Mexico. hmm? Now why would that be?

This organization is so wonderful too, how it really makes use of extensive background and sourcing to hire the cream of the crop via Craigslist? Note the following ad:

new york craigslist > manhattan > jobs > et cetera jobs

Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any deal involving Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer, cashier check, money order, shipping, escrow, or any promise of transaction protection/certification/guarantee. More info

Campaign Organizer – Offshore Drilling (Midtown)

Date: 2010-07-06, 10:10AM EDT
Reply to: job-k7fc6-1827985703@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Campaign Organizer – Climate and Energy Campaign
New York, New York
Department: Policy

Join the only international nonprofit dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans. Oceana’s campaigns are directed at achieving measurable policy changes to prevent the irreversible collapse of ocean life. Results are achieved through science, law, advocacy, organizing public support, and communications.

Position Description
Manages campaign in New York to stop expanded offshore oil and gas drilling and to promote action on climate change in local, national, and international forums. Builds public engagement on offshore drilling and renewable energy. With direction from Campaign Manager, works independently to execute a campaign plan and carries out the tasks necessary to meet campaign objectives. Tracks timelines, and reports on progress to Campaign Manager. Manages a varied and high volume workload and requires initiative to work on own to meet deadlines and accomplish tasks. This position will be temporary.

Principal duties and responsibilities include:
1. Build a broad, effective campaign including, but not limited to, grassroots coalition building, earned and paid media acquisition, legislative advocacy, science, public engagement, repeat volunteerism, and development of a self-sustaining and continuing foundation of support.
2. Execute the campaign in conjunction with a team of professionals. This will include working with other field staff, on-line activists, legislative and communications professionals, vendors, consultants and others.
3. Regularly report on progress of the campaign, and lead the charge for overcoming obstacles to ensure goals and objectives are met.
4. Perform additional duties as needed and/or assigned.

1. At least 2 years of campaign experience, with at least one in a management position. This should include experience engaging volunteers and building a foundation of support for a policy outcome.
2. Demonstrated success building, and cultivating new relationships in a way that persuades individuals to support the organization’s agenda and generates measurable results.
3. A proven track record in grassroots field organizing and public speaking.
4. Experience in coordinating media relations.
5. A track record of being detail oriented, with good organizational skills and follow-through.
6. Demonstrated initiative to self-motivate, to work with diverse communities, serve as a team leader, and achieve Oceana’s goals.
7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to multi-task.
8. Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications.
9. An ability to work well with others.

How to apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to mdundas@oceana.org with Campaign Organizer – Climate and Energy Campaign in the subject line. Check out our website http://www.oceana.org to learn more about who we are and what we do. EOE.

  • Compensation: $28-32k annual, commensurate with experience
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PostingID: 1827985703

Cheap ad, cheap pay, speaks volumes! Both are costs of doing business and deductible? Hmm?