Friday News

President Barack Obama finds even some of his supporters asking if he’s the right person for the job

The view from the UK.

As Eurozone crisis and fears over U.S. economy trigger worst day of trading for three years, panic rips through global markets

Seems that capitalism is NOT a cow that can be milked by non-productive elements forever.

‘There ARE too many immigrants in the UK’, say seven in 10 Britons

The other three are immigrants.

Solar bikini, the ultimate summer charger

The Solar Bikini, designed by Andrew Schneider of Brooklyn, uses the sun to charge iPods, iPhones, and any other gadgets with a USB connector, reports the New York Post. The suit uses conductive thread and thin photo-voltaic panels, creating a sort of chain-mail fabric that gives the bikini a medieval armor-meets-21st century look. All photos: Splash/All Over Press

What is Obama’s political game?

A Russian translation of a Portuguese opinion piece.

Readers blast President Barack Obama on his 50th birthday

Not feeling the Love?

Barack Obama, it’s time your Auntie Zeituni moved into the White House with her family.

“I read just this week in the American Thinker that you’ve been denouncing the fact that those greedy evil Americans who actually work for a living get itemized deductions.

Yet this tax year, the Web site reported, you Obamas claimed $373,289 in itemized deductions. Had you merely used the standard deduction of $11,400, you could have jacked up your taxable income by $361,889. You could have paid — excuse me, “invested” — another $126,661 in income taxes. Money that would be used . . . for the children. You and the rest of the moonbats keep saying we need a “balanced” approach to solving the deficit problem. I agree we need balance — everybody who thunders about raising other people’s taxes should balance their rhetoric by paying more themselves, voluntarily.”

Snippets:

Two border agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security allegedly forced four suspected Mexican drug smugglers to eat from their marijuana before stripping and releasing them into the cold desert.

A federal grand jury indicted Dario Castillo, 23, and Ramon Zuniga, 29, both from Maricopa, Ariz., on the top charge of Conspiracy to Deprive Persons of Civil Rights, Tampering with a Witness and three other charges.

No (American) jury will convict.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encouraged consumers to check their refrigerators for meat that is part of the 36 million-pound recall this week by Cargill, Inc., one of the largest meatpackers in the U.S. The contaminated meat is blamed for 78 illnesses, including one death in California.  The recall equals six percent of annual U.S. ground turkey production, and the food industry is trying to gauge the contamination’s impact on demand in the weeks and months ahead. Consumers typically avoid affected products for two to four weeks before returning to them, said Thomas Marsh, a professor of agricultural economics at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.

Check those freezers.

The University of Tennessee bookstore in Knoxville has decided to stop selling packages of breath mints poking fun at President Obama after a Democratic lawmaker complained.

The product is called, “Disappoint-mints” and features a blue and red picture of the president on the label.

obama mints

How many boxes can I put you down for?

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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