LL1885’s Year In Review: September

In September, our debt hit 16,015,769,788,215.80 . The budget deficit topped $1 trillion for the third time. We saw record-breaking numbers like 88,921,000 Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ and 25,792,000 Unemployed And Underemployed.

Manufacturing declined again. The number of Americans on food stamps hit 46.7 million.  The number of people enrolling for food stamps was nearly double the number of jobs added. Going by the real unemployment figures – the rate was really 11.7%. Meanwhile, at the Democratic National Convention, Obama touts creating 4.5 Million jobs -which may be true but when you factor in how many HE LOST, the net gain is pathetic, as was the declining participation rates.

Obama hit the campaign trail telling us we were better off than we were 4 years ago. We were not better off.

Joe Biden continued to play the inappropriate stooge. Obama did no better by hitting venues like the View and The Late Show instead of meeting with world leaders.

The media spun things for Obama as fast as they could and made Romney/Ryan look like idiots where possible – even via more deceptive editing, again by NBC. The media did their best for Fauxcahontas too.

We saw #EmptyChairDay (Updates & LinkFest) take off. Everybody gotta get their Obamaphones too.

Obama’s little amnesty plan saw blowback from 75,000 ICE agents.

Fast and Furious had its first arrest in the death of Agent Terry.  More Fast and Furious guns were found in Colombia.

In Chicago, nothing was stopping the violence. Mayor Rahm Emanuel came under fire for his inability to quell it. Emanuel also had to deal with 25,000 teachers going on strike.  At the heart of the strike was teacher evaluations. Interesting side note, the President of the teachers union is friendly with the communist party. At least they will all retire well.

Antisemitism was found to be alive and well in New Jersey.  It was also alive and well at the Democratic National Convention. The DNC in Charlotte was probably the most appalling public display of racism, hate and antisemitism I’ve witnessed in my lifetime and the attendees cheered it while booing God. I no longer recognize the Democrat party that I was once a member of.  The Democrat Party now something else and it’s frightening.

D’Souza’s 2012: Obama’s America moved into the #2 position ever for a political documentary.

Andy Williams passed away.

DHS was close to finishing its cybersecurity bill. In Congress, the Buffett rule passed the House.

The Obama admin track record on transparency was outstanding. That was sarcasm.

Robert Spencer penned an article on September 7th called America still the target of 9/11 jihad. We came one step closer to that at home with a Chicago teen attempting Jihad.

Abroad on September 11th, we saw assaults on multiple US embassies in the Middle East, the worst being in Benghazi where 4 Americans (including Ambassador Stevens) lost their lives.

The attack was an act of terrorism and as if that weren’t bad enough, the Obama administration, after sitting silent through the attacks, went on a tour of lies about what happened there.

The administration blamed an obscure YouTube video when what happened in Benghazi clearly had nothing to do with it from the start. Perhaps if the President attended his intelligence briefings, he would know more – one would think the President would know everything that was going on if his nation were under attack.

The events in Libya and the following series of stonewalling, insensitivities, lies, more lies about the lies and cover-ups would become known as Benghazigate. It is still ongoing. The day the attacks happened, I posted this: Two Paths & Two Embassies Attacked (Updates All Day). I’ve kept up with this story and you can read my archives on it here and here.

Obama forgave $1 billion in Egyptian debt to aid the Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi was busy pushing for the end of Israel.

A car bomber attacked out Pakistan consulate.

Obama continued his drone war and those who protested it under Bush continued their silence.

The US under Obama was more popular than ever in the Middle East it would seem from the chanting in Lebanon.

Ahmadinejad held court at the UN and called for the annihilation of Israel again.

Our nation saw the worst airpower loss in our military since Vietnam. More green on blue shootings occurred. The media added to it by cutting their coverage of troop deaths.

LL1885’s September posts are here.

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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