Short takes…

Same ol’, same ol’. This is the heading from Drudge this morning.

Jobless claims surge...
REPORT: Foreclosure crisis hits older blacks, Hispanics hardest...
Factory activity contracts...
Home sales drop 5.4%, fewest since October...
Grocery bills on rise as corn prices near record highs...

The jobless claims continue around the 400.000 mark, “seasonally adjusted” says the Labor Department. There were 34,000 new claims last week.  All the while, Obama plays golf.

Manufacturing output continues to drop. The economy is just coasting waiting for the Fall elections.  If Obama is ousted, the economy will take off like a rocket on the expectation of a turn-around in government constraints, regulations and Executive Orders.

All the while, those suckered into the liberal scheme of buying a home without the wherewithal to actually meet the payments, continue to be forced into foreclosure and bankruptcy.

In addition to all this, the summer drought has destroyed over 30% of the crops across the county hitting the corn crop heavily. This will hit the ethanol market, the grocery market and the export market.  The eco-freaks blame global warming while ignoring the strong increase in solar sunspot activity this last year.

While all this goes on, the GOP establishment in Washington does…not much at all lest they offend the democrats. It’s getting to the point of asking whom is harming us more? The democrats or the establishment ‘Pubs who won’t do anything to oppose the democrats except talk.  Talk is cheap. Talk is worthless.  Action has value. Action is a commodity missing in the GOP establishment.