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Obama Goes On Incredible $192 Million Splurge-Fest – WorldNetDaily

House Republicans are collecting photos from citizens showing how the Obama administration is using nearly $200 million in taxpayer money to plaster every possible highway with signs touting how stimulus cash is “Putting America to Work” with infrastructure projects.

Rep. Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, published a new video today inviting citizen watchdogs to send in photos of the green “Projects Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” popping up around the country.

Entitled “Signs of a Failed Stimulus: Be a Citizen Watchdog,” the video seeks the investigative help of Americans “fed up with both President Obama’s failed ‘stimulus’ programs and the taxpayer-funded propaganda signs used to promote this $862 billion boondoggle which has not fulfilled its job-creation promises.”

In a statement released by his Washington office, Issa put out the challenge: “Seen a sign? Take a picture and send it with the address and location to stimulussigns@mail.house.gov.”

Issa’s office released an interactive map that allows readers to click on geographical locations around the country to view photographs citizens have taken of the nearly ubiquitous green American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) signs the Obama administration has been posting to advertise the “jobs created or saved” the White House likes to tout have resulted from deficit-spending stimulus projects.

Issa’s charge is not just that the stimulus spending has failed to create jobs, but the additional spending on stimulus roadsigns amounts to nothing more than a “propaganda” effort by the White House to convince Americans the stimulus has been successful, despite evidence to the contrary.

“This project harnesses the American public’s help in getting answers about why the administration has insisted on wasting potentially $192 million taxpayer dollars on pro-stimulus advertising even as the spending splurge has failed to meet the president’s own sales pitch: that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent and generate more than 4 million private sector jobs by the end of 2010,” Issa’s statement said.

“Today, unemployment stands at 9.6 percent, 14.9 million Americans cannot find work and more than 2.5 million people have lost their jobs since the stimulus became law.”

WND previously reported that a scathing Oversight Republican Staff Report has charged that the White House has “used the machinery of the Obama Campaign to tout the president’s agenda through inappropriate and sometimes unlawful public relations and propaganda initiatives.”

Under President Obama’s watch, some 3 million jobs have been lost, according to the Heritage Foundation. With 3 million jobs lost since Obama became president and the 3.5 million jobs Obama promised would be created if the stimulus plan were passed, Heritage concludes the Obama jobs deficit for 2010 stands at 7.6 million jobs.

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Harry Reid: Chris Coons Is ‘My Pet’ – Hot Air

An auspicious opening to Team O’Donnell’s campaign: Already, Democrats are making unforced errors as dumb as the ones Martha Coakley made in Massachusetts.

Reid said Coons would have won even if Rep. Mike Castle (R) had prevailed over O’Donnell. “I’m going to be very honest with you – Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet.” Reid said.

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U.S. Homes Lost To Foreclosure Up 25 Percent On Year – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Lenders took back more homes in August than in any month since the start of the U.S. mortgage crisis. In all, banks repossessed 95,364 properties last month, up 3 percent from July and an increase of 25 percent from August 2009.

August makes the ninth month in a row that the pace of homes lost to foreclosure has increased on an annual basis.

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Christine O’Donnell Raises Almost $1 Million In 24 Hours – Millennial Pundit

Christine O’Donnell started a fund-raising push after winning the GOP nomination on Tuesday. Her goal: $50,000. When I checked Wednesday morning, she already had 210% of that goal.

So, like any smart campaign, O’Donnell and co. raised the ante to $200,000, then $350,000, $500,000, $750,000, and now she’s going for a cool million. As of 11:00 Wednesday night she’d brought in $840,000.

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Retirement Fund Trillions Lure Government Grabbers – American Thinker

Is the government making plans to confiscate your retirement money? The Obama administration is certainly exploring the idea.

This question no longer seems far-fetched when the group-thinkers in Washington unabashedly promote a doctrine of wealth redistribution and central planning. These Keynesian socialists know they will need vast new sources of revenues to fund their relentless spending binges.

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Poll: Rubio Now Leads Crist By 14 Points – Reuters

Republican Marco Rubio has opened a clear lead in a Florida Senate race, becoming the latest Tea Party favorite to benefit from voter anger at leftists, a Reuters/Ipsos poll has found.

Six weeks before November 2 congressional elections, Rubio leads state Governor Charlie Crist by 40 percent to 26 percent among likely voters, the poll found. Democrat Kendrick Meek trails at 21 percent.

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Illegal Alien Child Molester Awarded $4.3 Million In California – Daily Caller

California is so broke it is being compared to Greece. But the Orange County Board of Supervisors gave away 4.3 million dollars to an illegal Mexican alien who is also a child molester. Why did the supervisors do it? Answer: “The lawyer made me do it!”

The first chapter in this distasteful story begins with Fernando Ramirez, a 24-year-old illegal alien, being caught molesting a 6-year-old girl in a park.

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Canada Police Find 7 Tons Of Hashish – The Age

Police in Montreal, Canada have found seven tons of hashish wrapped in laptop-sized bricks in an abandoned container, the CBC news network said late on Wednesday.

“It’s a big one,” a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesman told the network about the drug haul, which one reporter estimated would be enough to intoxicate everybody in Canada.

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Man Tries To Have Sex With Landlord’s Dog, Twice – APP

An Australian man pleaded guilty to charges of attempted bestiality and stealing after trying twice to have sex with his landlord s Great Dane.

Cairns Magistrates Court heard yesterday that Bradley Whitehead was staying with a Endearour Valley couple, who had agreed to help him in exchange for work on their property, when he was caught attempting to mount their dog Missy.

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Alleged Police Impersonator Pulls Over Detective – Breitbart

A Long Island man faces impersonation charges after police said a driver he pulled over for a traffic stop turned out to be a legitimate detective.

Detective William Zambito was driving home from work at about 4:30 a.m. when an unmarked car with flashing lights and sirens stopped him. When Zambito told Victor Alfaro-Marquez he was an off-duty officer, the impersonator fled the scene.

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Drunk Man Crashes Two Cars, Then tries To Tow Them – Yahoo News

A 54-year-old man has been arrested after police say he crashed two cars while intoxicated, then got in his tow truck and tried to move the vehicles.

Tommy Ryser was arrested and booked on three counts of driving under the influence Monday. Ryser crashed his truck into a utility pole Monday night, abandoned it and got in his wife’s Volkswagen but crashed that car into a guardrail.

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Police: Naked Woman Steals Louisiana Cab – Houston Chronicle

Police in Louisiana say a woman stripped in the back seat of a cab, demanded the driver take her to Michigan and when he refused, stole his cab.

Covington Police Capt. Jack West said the driver picked up 29-year-old Jennifer Gille at about 1 a.m. Sunday. West says Gille refused to get out when they reached their destination, stripped and demanded the cabbie take her home.

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