White House Forgets to Pay Father’s Day Lunch Tab
“As the group chatted about fatherhood, the president enjoyed a steaming plate of pork ribs with hot sauce, collard greens, red beans and rice and cornbread.
The bill for the president and his four guests was $55.58, but was left unpaid at the point of sale, according to pool reports.”
Via ABC News
“San Francisco moonbats have come up with the ultimate feel-good solution to homelessness: give homeless people who aren’t really homeless because they live in hotels at taxpayer expense free puppies:”
Dogs will be issued to single-room occupancy hotel residents who can prove that they’re capable of providing care, according to the San Francisco Chronicle — and with the dogs, a $50 to $75 weekly stipend to cover dog food and other canine necessities, the newspaper reported.
The idea is aptly named WOOF — Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos, according to Bevan Dufty, who is serving as Mayor Ed Lee’s homeless czar.
Via Moon Battery
WI: Sheriff’s departments reap Act 10 savings
“Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls did something he hasn’t been able to do in years: hire a dispatcher.
The difference, Nehls said, is Act 10, the controversial bill — now law — pushed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and a GOP-controlled Legislature that’s delivering big dividends for taxpayers statewide.”
“The eurozone might be cracking up, but as far as debt goes, America appears to be in worse shape than the entire eurozone in the long run. According to a new chart set to be released later today by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee, America is on track “to add three times more debt than [the] eurozone over [the next] 5 years.””
obama campaign meets with executives from Google, Apple, Facebook and DreamWorks to better “market” the president
Obama camp takes more than money from Hollywood, tech stars
“Much has been made of the star-studded high-dollar fundraising that President Barack Obama has come to depend on in 2012. But his campaign is getting a lot more from Hollywood and Silicon Valley than big checks.
It is getting some unorthodox advice on marketing the president, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. Before taking his job as Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina met with executives from Google, Apple, Facebook and DreamWorks and he has continued to tap their expertise.
“At DreamWorks Studios, Steven Spielberg spent three hours explaining how to capture an audience’s attention and offered a number of ideas that will be rolled out before Election Day,” Businessweek’s Joshua Green reported Thursday.
“An early example of Spielberg’s influence is RomneyEconomics.com, a website designed by the Obama team to tell the story—a horror story, by their reckoning—of Mitt Romney’s career at Bain Capital. Afterward, Spielberg insisted that Messina sit down with the DreamWorks marketing team. Hollywood movie studios are expert, as presidential campaigns also must be, at spending huge sums over a few weeks to reach and motivate millions of Americans.””
Initial Claims Miss Big, People Falling Off Extended Claims Soar To 135K, CPI Plunges Most Since December 2008
“Another economic data point, another preview of the coming NEW QE (and if Goldman is right, the perpetual NEW “Flowing” QE). Initial claims print at 386K, a number which will be revised to 390K next week, a swing and a miss to expectations of 375K, and not even the mainstream media will be able to come up with tits token idiotic headline that claims decline because they did not, even relative to last week’s revised 380K from 377K. This is the 22nd expectations miss in the last 25 reports. Continuing claims also miss expectations of 3270K, printing at 3278K. But the biggest surprise to some (not ZH readers who were warned that 700,000 Are About To Lose Their Extended Jobless Claims Benefits), a massive 135K people fell off the Extended and EUC claims as the 99 week cliff hits more and more. Recall that last week 105K dropped of extended claims. This means that in the past two weeks alone 240,000 people no longer collect the last possible form government unemployment benefits, the most in a two week period since December 2010!. We can only hope they are fat enough to collect the new normal stimulus check: disability. “
Via Zero Hedge