New OPSEC ad: “Bumps in the Road?”`

October 3, 2012

OPSEC comprises a group of former Special Forces and intelligence personnel who have criticized President Obama before for revealing classified information in pursuit of his reelection. They’ve come out with a new ad in the Virginia market smacking the president for his “bumps in the road” description of the deaths of Americans in Benghazi:

It’s a smart ad buy; Virginia is both a swing state and heavily military. I doubt many there will appreciate the comparison of the president’s victory laps for the killing of bin Laden on the one hand, and his dismissal of military deaths as “bumps in the road” on the other.

OPSEC has a web site for donations. If you feel that this is an important message to get out to other battleground states, consider sending them a few bucks.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


October 3, 2012

Phineas Fahrquar:

It’s amazing how willing, even desperate, statists are to put money into programs that are shown not to work, because they cannot conceive of any “solution” that does not originate with government.

Originally posted on International Liberty:

There have been lots of studies showing that there’s no benefit to job training programs. People who sign up with these government schemes are not more likely to either get jobs or to earn more money.

Heck, even the New York Times was forced to acknowledge that these programs are a costly failure.

To really understand how these programs operate, John Stossel put together an investigative mission. The results excerpted below would be funny, other than the fact that taxpayers are getting ripped off and people are getting lured into lives of dependency.

“There are no jobs!” That is what people told me outside a government “jobs center” in New York City. …I sent four researchers around the area. They quickly found 40 job openings. Twenty-four were entry-level positions. One restaurant owner told me he would hire 12 people if workers would just apply. It made me wonder what my government…

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