Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Wheel of Malarkey

I wonder if any anyone remembers going to the local carnival or county fair and listening to the refrain of the barker standing in front of the oversized spinning wheel of fortune: “Around and around, and around she goes … where she’ll stop, nobody knows.  Step right up, folks …”  

 Today, just four days in advance of the presidential elections, all the news outlets (including Fox News) were using their spinning wheel to report on the unemployment rate.  The headline wasn’t unemployment rate hikes to 7.9% … it was 177,000 new jobs added with the unemployment rate following in small print.  Such drivel!  The real unemployment rate is over 14% and yet you can believe that minorities, who have the highest unemployment numbers, will be lining up in droves to vote for Barack Hussein Obama.
It must have been something the media picked up from the old carnival barkers, who also never cared much about what we thought of them.  Well, no one ever accused the media of integrity.  


Always On Watch said...

I remember the carnival barkers.

I also recall getting scammed.

My parents allowed me to get scammed. I learned my lesson.

Maybe my carnival experiences -- Especially those freak shows! -- are what turned me into quite the cynic.

FreeThinke said...

Our current president has, indeed, reduced American politics to the level of a low-class sideshow in the cheapest and tawdriest of traveling carnivals.

An even better metaphor might be that of the itinerant "revivalist" preacher shoutin' inside the tent from his portable pulpit to the eager-to-be-deceived multitude of pathetic ignoramuses who seek a magical cure for all their ills.

Sinclair Lewis never knew how PROPHETIC he would be when he wrote Elmer Gantry.

Barack Obama IS ELmer Gantry in black face.

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

The Fabian Socialist decided a long time agao that the best way to defeat capitalism was not by force but to destroy it from within. They patiently infiltrated and took over our education system,the media, and Hollywood. That is how they control the thinking (or lack of thinking) of so many of our people. The media, which was supposed to protect the public from overbearing government, has become the enemy of the people. We will know in a few days if they have finally achieved theor objective, or willl we get a reprieve?

Ducky's here said...

177,000 is a decent number. At least job growth is higher than the level of entry into the workforce.

My suspicion is that my fringe right brethren believe this administration has changed the composition of the unemployment number.

Governor Olympics quotes the jobs number for his "plan" with no supporting description but the fringe right suckers swallow it whole.
In fact, you have no more idea than a rock how Mittens will expand this economy.

Vote Romney: He made the bobsleds run on time.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Bill Whittle's "Seeing the Unseen" comes to mind.

Anonymous said...

177,000 is a decent number.

Not when you lose 170,000 jobs at the same time.

7000 jobs created for a country of this size.


Ducky, learn economics before talking.


FreeThinke said...

A relevant article on the Obama's conspicuous consumption and extreme extravagance posted a DRUDGE:

CONGRESS is investigating "excessively lavish state dinners."

How about THAT, baseball fans?

Right Truth said...

Actually there have not been any "new" jobs created. These so called new jobs are simply getting us back to where we were after Obama invaded the White House. We are gaining back lost jobs, no new jobs.

Everything is spin these days, the carnival barker is a great example.

Right Truth

Liberalmann said...


(This] is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party’s shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: "Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?"

The evidence suggests no clear answer, or at least one that would survive Romney’s next speech or sound bite. Politicians routinely tailor their words to suit an audience. Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear.

More troubling, Romney has repeatedly refused to share specifics of his radical plan to simultaneously reduce the debt, get rid of Obamacare (or, as he now says, only part of it), make a voucher program of Medicare, slash taxes and spending, and thereby create millions of new jobs. ...

Fredd said...

I grew up across the street from a county fairgrounds, and snuck into the fair each year gratis.

We didn't call the hucksters and slickie boys running the rigged attractions 'barkers.'

To us, they were 'carnies.'

ZEE! Three days to go, and you are still taking in the national polls as gospel. They are all filled with a major league wrong assumption: that more Democrats will show up and vote for the Democrat than Republicans who show up and vote for the Republican.

Bad, bad BAD assumption: ALL Republicans registered to vote will show up and vote for Romney. All of them. And they will outnumber Democrats, take that to the bank.

And the Democrats who show up to vote will not ALL vote for Obama - he has let lots of those loyal Democrats down these last four years, whether it be immigration policy that he didn't deal with, closing Gitmo that he didn't do, or his gay agenda that he didn't implement, or the new car and the new kitchen that he didn't buy that lady in Detroit:

Romney is going to get some of those votes from disenfranchised Democrats who expected so much from this guy and he didn't deliver, take that to the bank as well.

Obama loses in a landslide, and no amount of skullduggery and ACORN slime will come close to changing the outcome.

JonBerg said...



Isn't it a bit early to be smoking that stuff?

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Divine Theatre said...

The media.
Perhaps all those shiny new jobs are merely more media hacks, disguised as journalists? Every time I open my Yahoo mail I am confronted with myths and half truths, courtesy of "the media". I despise them. I really do.
After the Trayvon Martin debacle I will never look at "the media" the same way.
Tuesday cannot come soon enough!


beakerkin said...

Just back on line.

Staten Island got creamed. I could have survived for about a year based on supply side Costco over purchasing 72 rolls of toilet paper.
Enough salmon in the freezer for another week.

Gas never went out water was stable.

Good families are hungry and freezing rain will be here Wed.

The Giants play the steelers and I can do a laundry.

Divine Theatre said...

I bought Gracie the entire "Ma and Pa Kettle" collection for Halloween. She's learning about Keynesianism.
Does this look familiar?


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Silverfiddle said...

@ Ducky: 177,000 is a decent number.

No it's not. Are you math challenged?

At this rate of job "growth" unemployment increases, so it's not really growth, is it?

Typical comment from another shameless Obamessiah worshiper.

Silverfiddle said...


Oh no! And that is such a coveted Enordement!

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

In some Fornicalia counties the unemployment rate is ABOVE 20%.

7% -- ??



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Average American said...

The number was 171,000 and 170,000 lost. How many DECADES will it take to fix things with THAT HUGE SUCCESS? Answer, more than any of us will be alive to see.


You Have to see that!

Want a good way to figure out the polls and know what is going to happen? Take what Dick Morris says and divide his enthusiasm in half. You will be VERY close to the truth.

Alligator said...

And the New York Times endorsed McGovern over Nixon, Carter over Reagan, Mondale over Reagan, Dukakis over Bush I and Kerry over Bush II. So what of Salt Lake Tribune doesn't endorse Romney? I don't think newspaper endorsements carry the weight they did in the 19th century or even the first half of the 20th century. That's why I didn't get all excited when the Des Moines Register endorsed Romney. Papers have been hit and miss in their endorsements.

Mustang said...

It might matter if Americans could still read, but they can't.

So ...

Kid said...

Democrat media. Will say anything. Will cover up anything. Will edit video and audio and alter video, audio and pictures.

Will lie like rugs all day long. Until people get tired of being treated this way.....