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September 24, 2013

Dolphins, Marlins slammed in ESPN franchise rankings; plus Heat, Canes' 1,000 Days of Hell, NFL Pix 'n Fantasy, SOPY rankings & more

1) It is WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 2) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Dolphins beat Falcons to go 3-0, DSM poll & more. 2) Follow us on Twitter (gregcote), Instagram (Upsetbird), Vine (Greg Cote) and Facebook (Greg Cote).

Yeah, mon! Heat in Bahamas: Champions announce they'll hold four-day training camp Oct. 1-4 at Atlantic Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas. Hmm. Will the Gatorade buckets be filled with pina coladas?

"You don't need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows." -- Bob Dylan

ESPN SAYS HEAT IS OK, BUT DOLPHINS, MARLINS NOT SO MUCH: ESPN The Magazine's new 11th annual overall Franchise Rankings rate the 122 NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL teams in order based on eight categories. They slot the Heat 25th overall, Panthers 82nd, Dolphins 97th and Marlins 120th, ahead of only the New York Jets and Sacramento Kings. That's a bad showing for Miami. Thought Heat would/should be higher based on back-to-back titles alone. Can't argue Cats' rank much, but Dolphins must be disappointed and Marlins should be simply embarrassed. I will say the credibility of the entire project is cast in question by the Memphis Grizzlies being ranked No. 1 overall. I mean, seriously? In 12 seasons they have won nothing, not even reaching the NBA Finals. Anyway, the eight categories are title track, ownership, coaching, players, fan relations, affordability, stadium experience and overall bang for the buck. Here is a synopsis on how our four teams fared. How do y'all feel about the order and the rankings?

1aa1heatlogoHeat: 25th (5th in NBA) -- Team ranked no higher than 14th overall in any one category, slotting there in three: fan relations, ownership and players. Low rank was 59th in affordability. But how could Heat be ranked only 20th in title track?

1aa1flapantherslogoPanthers: 82nd (24th in NHL) -- The skating Cats' highest rank was 45th in affordability. Low mark was 111th in overall bang for buck. Hmm. Anybody else think it's a bit weird to rate high in one but low in the other?

1aa1dolphinslogoDolphins: 97th (25th in NFL) -- Dolphins rated in the upper half of not a single category, with a high rank of 65th in bang for buck. Low grade was 109th in stadium experience. (See there, state legislature!?)

1aa1marlinslogoMarlins: 120th (30th in MLB) -- Team is highest, 51st, in title track, not a bad category to call your best. Low was 122nd -- dead last -- in ownership. No surprise (thanks, Jeffrey), but am surprised rank is only 103rd in stadium experience.

THE HURRICANES' "1,000 DAYS OF HELL": Canes football is unbeaten and 15th-ranked but the cloud is still there. I estimate we can put it at around 1,000 days now that Miami has been under 1aa1bjamesinvestigation by the NCAA -- since it first was contacted by Nevin Shapiro in late 2010 -- and still with no final verdict. The long delay has become almost as absurd as the NCAA's botched, corrupted investigation. I explore all of this and speak with UM athletic director Blake James (pictured) in my latest column. Click 1,000 Days to read, and thanks for making it the most-read thing in all of MiamiHerald.com/Sports.

NFL PIX 'N FANTASY / WEEK 3: Dismal marries Abysmal, they have a child named Crap. NFL predix: 1aa1fripix We were an awful 7-9 overall (good Lord!) and 6-9-1 against the spread (Titans pushed). Not much went right, although we did have Dolphins winning and had Colts-with-points over 49ers. Fantasy: Greg's Lobos fell to 1-2 with a 119-99 loss. Had seven players in double figures but never a good sign when your leading scorer has only 15 (Tom Brady). Did I mention that I sat Sidney "24 Points" Rice? Next week, please.

SOPY 'STATE HEISMAN' RANKINGS / WEEK 4: This is the second season of our blog-exclusive State Offensive Player of the Year (SOPY) rankings, a weekly updated list of the most productive 1aa1jaqjohnquarterbacks, running backs and receivers from the state's seven FBS schools: Miami, FSU and Florida, FIU and FAU, and South Florida and UCF. Because our rankings are cumulative players on a bye week take a temporary hit that evens out over course of season. Canes QB Stephen Morris won the 2012 season title with 1,900.5 points. UCF quarterback Blake Bortles is the current leader; second-place Jaquez Johnson of FAU is pictured. Our simple formula awards a half-point for every passing yard and one point for every rushing or receiving yard, with six points for every TD scored or thrown. Our 2013 standings entering Week 5:

Rk (LW)   Player, Team-pos.               SOPY Pts. Wk4=Year

1 (1)     Blake Bortles, UCF-qb               BYE = 485

2 (7)     Jaquez Johnson, FAU-qb          224.5 = 476      

3 (4)     Jamesis Winston, FSU-qb          97 = 463

4 (2)     Marcus Shaw, USF-rb                BYE = 451

5 (3)     Storm Johnson, UCF-rb             BYE = 392

6 (5)     Duke Johnson, Miami-rb            65 = 372

7 (--)     Devonta Freeman, FSU-rb        118 = 296

8 (6)     Jeff Driskel, Florida-qb              16.5 = 294.5

9 (9)     Kenny Shaw, FSU-wr                 89 = 283

10 (--)   Jonathan Wallace, FAU-rb         95 = 279

Bubble: Mack Brown, Florida-rb, 245. FIU leader: T.J. Lowder-wr, 175. Note: FAU and FIU have played four games, all others three.

Cote's State of the State rankings: 1. FSU (3-0); 2. Miami (3-0); 3. Florida (2-1); 4. UCF (3-0); 5. FAU (1-3); 6. USF (0-3); 7. FIU (0-4).

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When the Miami Dolphins fight song was played following the team scoring on Sunday my son heard the song and thought it was funny he started mimicking playing the banjo and guitar he said it was like a country song.

Cool story bro.

Other peoples rankings don't mean chit, Cote. People all over the country have slammed the city of Miami for ever. Screw them. Envy and jealousy are two of the worst things in the world, bro. They keep hatin' and we keep winnin'.

They don't call it The Magic City for nothing.


You got bumped off the show by a dead guy? Didn't Don Ameche kick the bucket back in the 90's?

FZB I think OC is just trying to bring a little reality to the table. Fact is there are some warning signs that some of what we are seeing may be just smoke and mirrors. First, our offense is ranked 26th in the league in total yards (958 yds). Yikes. What makes that statistic even worse is we are 14th in the league in passing yards but 28th in the league in rushing (70 yds per game).

Now with Miami's 3-0 record you'd think our defense must be tearing up the world. Well the stats tell a different story. Miami is 22nd in the league in total defense (1116 yds). Miami's run defense is horrible giving up 4.7 yds per carry.

The short of the offense/defense story is Miami has given up 1116 yds and only gained 958 yds. YUK!

And then a point that I have made over and over and OC has reiterated, the sack rate of Tannehill cannot continue if Miami is going to keep winning. 14 sacks in three games. At that rate he will be sacked 75 times. No actually at the current rate he'll be out of commission before game 9.

At the end of the day, if all of this continues Miami will lose more than they win going forward.

Just my negativo 2 cents!

Tom, ESPN's James Walker dissected last game's sacks. You can find it here: http://espn.go.com/blog/miami-dolphins/post/_/id/1130/dolphins-film-review-tannehills-five-sacks

Keller's unfortunate injury notwithstanding, a weakened TE position is compounding an already tenuous OL protection. Anthony Fasano will never be confused with Tony Gonzales, but that Italian could block.

Country song? Nah, bro, the only thing country about it is when those red necks in Houston stole our song and started singing it in the Astro Dome on that Monday night game.

Who you kidding it sounds like a Roy Rogers song or the theme to Bonanza.

LA Dave, not a hater, bud. Just calling it like I see-em. I've always treated Monday Night Football games as something of an aberration. I think the record books would show that a disproportionate amount of "home wins." Regardless of how crappy any given home team might be.

Given the fact that the Saints are blowing teams away similar to how the Broncos and the Seahawks are doing it brings me to the assertion. If Miami wins Monday night they have the inside track to win the division. And though I doubt they will win, I still believe that the December 12 game against NE, at home, will decide who wins the division.

You got bumped for (and it's ironic, especially in YOUR case, Cote) by a NOW openly gay ex basketball player. This sort of stuff is so cliche now. As you know, the old show on ESPN years back, the guy was on all the time.

Greg, he's just trying to be nice to you hoping that you will realize that you're just an anchor bringing down his ratings.

No wonder Dan Patrick hasn't called you back since that infamous day when you made a complete jack ass of yourself claiming that you thought Dolphins fans would prefer that the Fish win one game in that miserable "Camaron" season instead of New England losing a game. You actually stated in public that we would prefer that the Dolphins win one meaningless game more than the hated Patsys not go undefeated. Brilliant, Cote, just brilliant. That has to be the dumbest thing ever said about Dolphins fan since the team's was founded.

"There are lies, damn lies, and statistics."

Mark Twain

Score board.....3-0

Nuff said.

Unfortunately, this was the inspiration and model for the stupid fight song:


Now that they "updated" the logo, Jeff needs to explore a new -radicalized- fight song. And NO to any involvement from Jimmy Buffett!!!!!

I'll take this statistic -6½


Those guys never lose

Nuff said.

I like the fight song. It's a great tradition. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

The Happy Birthday song has been around for ever and it's corny as hell but it works.

Leave the fight song alone, ass wipe.

No one said change it or that it didn't work.

I forgot that you still listen to Lawrence Welk and are mesmerized with his little bubbles.

Change the stupid song. It sucks!!!!

The latest ESPN Power Rankings have Miami at #7. Nice climb.


Yea, well they last at Cleveland, Indy, and in Miami last Sunday.

Wow, what a nerd......

Yea, sure, sure, OC, while we're at it lets change the Star Spangled Banner to some goofy innocuous song that some band that only you and the band's grandmother has heard off horse shit song.

Geez, what an ass wipe.......

Sing it all and sing it proudly!


They Star Spangled Banner has been changed, dummy. Or haven't you heard:


Oye Woods, you need to INCLUDE the httg:// tag, NALGA!

hahahaaha...Que nalga!...♬ tiny bubbles...hm...hm...hm..♪


Totally agree with you.......WE LIVE IN PARADISE.....20 minutes away from the beach (and thats with traffic!)

Let the haters hate.....especially now with weather getting colder up north....

Where is Miami ranked for SHOVELING SNOW IN THE MORNING!!!!

Thats the big problem... there to used to SHOVELING (the question is what), up north where these lists usually eminate from...

OB 4Ever, actually Woods lives even closer than that. 5 min tops to the beach. West coast, that is.

OC & BB -

You guys cant be serious that you like that new jimmy buffet crap "fins up" over the old "tried & true" fight song......
IT IS CALLED TRADITION.......but I guess you guys really dont care much for upbringing & heritage...


OC, is a riddle wrapped up in a conundrum. On the one hand he states that he's a "conservative" right wing Republican but on the other he thinks that progressiveness is the Holly Grail.

"Ten Inch Zombies, Woodcock! That's the future of music..."

I got your ten inches right here, OC! He he.

In the immortal words of Hans Gruber in Die Hard....

"I must have missed 60 minutes".......

How on this planet Earth are the Panthers ranked ahead of the Dolphins in ANYTHING???


Socially accepting, even encouraging. Fiscally, politically on the side of Mark Levin.

Panthers are listed as #21. What list are you looking at?

What ever.

"Miami has the Dolphins the greatest football team....

And when you say Miami you're talking Super Bowl.....

Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins #1"

"And when you say Miami you're talking Super Bowl....."

....for other teams coming to play in JRS.

Hows 'bout we get Jimmy Buffet to come up with a new "Fins Up Happy, Happy Song?"

Alice Coopers No More Mr Nice Guy perhsaps?

Dukey, you need to get back on your meds. Even that musically tone deaf individual, the Great OC, thinks that Jimmy Buffet can sing. That guy sucks donkey dicks.

sir my post was dripping with sarcasm. i don't have mucb in common with parrot heads...

Hows bout AC/DCs "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap?"

I go to Mescalville not Margaritaville...

I stand corrected, Dukey. You do know, that the Great OC, stood in line at the Mission Viejo Barnes & Noble for 14 hours in order to be the first Mission Viejan to have Jimmy autograph his Jimmy Buffet autobiography, right?

Of course he asked me if I wanted to stand in line with him but I told the Great OC that he, and, Jimmy could "buff my German helmet."

He he.

OC say it ain't so. You must have lost a bet or something. No problem...

Tommy, why do I get the feeling that you're solely responsible for all the "somewhat satisfied" votes on the survey?

Of course that's false, dukey. What do you expect to hear from Woodsoft?

Yes, yes, the Great OC has all his albums and a stuffed parrot named Wally that he keeps by his bedside. "Wally, Wally, want a cracker..."

I got your Wally right here, OC.

The glaring absence of FZB today can only mean that he was invited to attend Jeff Ireland's extension celebration at Chuck E. Cheese's.

El Woodsoft...zero-point-zero.

lol no more fun place on earth than Chuck E. Cheese...

Got to Chime in here, Jimmy Buffet do's indeed suck ass. JMHO.


I only vote once. I'm a Republican. Our liberal progressive friends are into the multiple voting.

That said, I did vote "somewhat satisfied" because I fear Tannehill is gonna be toast unless they find a way to protect him.

Now, now, Thomas, I'm also a Republican and the reason we've lost the last two presidential elections is because of what you just stated.

In Cuba my granduncle was a Senator and later our town's mayor and he had a 100% election success record. And trust me Tomasina, it wasn't because my uncle was a great orator or politician. Nah, back in the day, my family paid $2.00 per vote while the opposition always paid only $1.00.

LOL again Mr Woodcock talking about men touching his penis. What a homo!

Mari, your mother can't come to the phone right now to sing you a lullaby she's too busy chomping on my member. I'll have her call you back once she's finished swallowing my load.

Oye, Mari, you live in Mission Viejo, no?

what up guys,

my computer went to chits today at the ooorrfice (some sort of fackin virus my computer geek said)...but I'm back!

ok, what I miss?

somebody fill me in.

ok,ok,ok...for what I can tell you boys were fighting about the old Dolphins fight song and JImmy Buffet's?

child please...the old one by a mile.

Like Anti stated , J Buffett sucks ass.

Well, OC has been very upset about classic songs like Mary had a Little Lamb, Happy Birthday, and the Star Spangled Banner. And of course he now hates the Dolphins fight Song.

"And when you say Miami you're talking Super Bowl!"

Sing it loud and proud, OC.......


how can you hate all those classic songs including "our song"

cuse we're tha Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins number one !

If Fins actually become #1 the unis, the fight song the owner and GM will all be cherished beyond compare...


props to U for writing the article on those mo-foes from the NCAA and their treatment of the U, its disgraful..the NCAA can kiss my ass.'

hola Dukito..how ar U my brother?

I feel a bit disconnected from society FZ...

Don't get me wrong I don't hate my own kind or anything of the sort...

What Parrot Noggi n song do poeople find most repellant? Changes in attitude, latitudes whatever is pretty horrid...

I guess I've just decided the hell with spelling today...

Dukito..here buddy, some rock and roll religion for ya, this will make U feel better about mankind.


well, if you wanna know the truth, anything Jimmy Buffett has done is chit...no kidding.

Jimmy Buffett - PLEASE stop it already. How many AARP cards does it take to go see that guy these days?

Personally, I'd much rather listen to this song from what is probably the best new recent album. Cool graphics/lyrics, though they sound gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that...


and now the second greatest band in the history of the world...the Floyd.


DaftPunk ??? they don't sound gay, they are gay...not that there is anything wrong with it..

hey, very strange that Kaz just went kaput from the blog, don't you guys think?

DaftPunk, OC? DaftPunk? Bro, you need to come in from the heat before you have a stroke.

I rest my case boys......he has been ostracized by the canalla for years for his taste in music. "Coño, OC, que cojones es eso?" Oye, brother, bota esa mierda."

Kaz is on the European leg of the Daftpunk world tour!!

Cherna al fin!!


Soooo pissed off......did you hear the nc(double a-holes)now are giving scholarships back to pedophile state because "they are showing integrity"...


Meanwhile we bypass 2 bowls (plus a postseason ACC title game) ......

NO JUSTICE!!!......They will free Elian before they free the U!!

Kaz is in jail or dead. My guess, jail. He would never just disappear. This blog was too much a part of his life for that. I hope it's jail. How do you think Kaz will do in jail? I think he'll be some dude's BFF.

OC, check out this story that just appeared on the LA fish wrap. Make sure that you check out the comments that people are posting at the bottom of the story. Me estoy cagando de risa.


Hey, Cote, you brain dead moron. What, yacht racing is not a sport. You and the fish wrap cover those loser Marlins that play in that giant toilet bowl and were eliminated from the race on May first, but here we have an honest to goodness historical race. One of the oldest sporting events in our history, and we have a team that was down to it's last strike in the bottom of the last inning and have rallied to tie the match with good old American never give up attitude and the only thing coming out of your pie hole and this freaking fish wrap is ((((((crickets!)))))) as someone eloquently wrote earlier today.

What gives, fat ass. Do you think we can get a minimum of one small paragraph of coverage of the America's Cup races going on in San Francisco? Yea, fatass, it's called the America's Cup because for more than 100 years we owned those bitches. And now we have a real red blooded American patriot, Larry Ellison putting his money and his rep on the line to defend the honor of the Red White and Blue and ass wipes like you are talking about horseshit.

Get off your ass and at least post a picture of a freaking little newspaper sail boat with the good ol' American flag painted on its side floating in the water cooler at the Herald's sports desk, you puke.

They were down 8-1, Cote, and have rallied to tie the match. This is the greatest comeback in the history of the 162 year old regatta. And not a peep from this fish wrap.

Now I know where Trust Fund Kazaam is, he's snorkeling in the middle of San Francisco Bay keeping a 1,000 pound drum of Grey Poupon Mustard chilled in the icy bay waters for the crew and staff. Well done, Kaz, well done indeed.

When we beat those stinkin' effeminate Kiwis and their scum sucking rag head sand Mau Maus from the Emirates tomorrow Kazaam will finally come up for air and post what will go down in blog history as one of the greatest posts of all time......We win, Grey Poupon anyone....."

Mr. Woodcock you ah sound quite passionate about this...

I think I understand having been an ardent admirer of sea vessels myself...


I owned a 22 foot sloop, The Pussy Juice, which was docked in Marina Del Rey, California in 1978. Sir, you are talking to an experienced yachting aficionado. You bet I'm passionate about this. Not to mention after we win tomorrow we're partying with hos down at Larry's place in Malibu.


Orange...those asswipes from the NC-Aholes are doing this on purpose, thr Penn State shit is a joke..here we have the fackin president and the head coach covering up the hideous crimes of a child molester and now this?

Woody's girlfriend Shalali better come out with guns blazing if they even try to gives us another bowl ban or major schoolies reduction, fak'em.

Dukito...the New Jersey was the chit....

Go USA !!!! Beat those asswipes from where ever they are, New Zeland Wood's?

Gentlemen trust me on this. The pic below works as a screensaver. Click it to tile images under desktop for a real kick...


Hey Guys...just in case I just talk to my " santero " cousin Pepe and his gonna put a voodoo hex on the Saints..mentioned something about a chicken and a snake, well you guys can imagine what his going to do...

Its a done deal..we win monday...

Maybe Kaz is incommunicado in Antarctica...

Good read on Tannehill and the Fins FZ thanks.

What happened to actual sailing those boats aren't sailboats the majesty of The Americas Cup race is gone left around 83' or so.

That's the spirit, Dukey. That's what I'm talkin' about. All's fair in love and war. Frankly, maybe Kazaam is doing more than just chilling the mustard, maybe that son of a bitch is punching holes on the hulls of those stinkin' Kiwi fags.

Jezziz, BB, you would complain about the coffee at the Playboy Mansion. Can't win, bro.

Or maybe he's going through a sex change operation and its coming back as Kazimira..


I think is safe to say that if you were in charge of " weapons of mass destruction " you would probably nuke half the world, yikes.

Ps..make sure you start with the muslims...hehe

Oye, FZ, check out los niches esto, they remind me of the old school Motown acts like the Temps and the Four Tops. Se botaron pal solar brother.

OC, put this in your pipe and smoke it! Daft Punk, OC?

When we left Cuba Fidel called us worms. Now we are as free as a butterfly. One of us has emerged to stand on the hollowed ground of the U.S. Senate, speaking his mind against the real worms, worms like those who rail against his clarion call for freedom and individual rights.

Oh, but the roots of American democracy are long and deep and Americans from all over this country who believe in what Ted Cruz believes are rising like mighty oaks to take back the American dream from the worms who are trying to destroy it.

It is a bright day in America today. And I for one couldn't be prouder.


Nice UM write-up on 1000 days of hell. Is it not possible that you can use your vast media networking skills to get some kind of a national swell going regarding the NCAA's lack of action on UM's case?

This case should of been vacated weeks ago with time served. Why does the NCAA continue to punish UM by standing mute? This is what national sports writers and TV talking heads should be talking about.

Jokes about the NCAA via Twitter (aka Jay Bilas) do us very little good. There needs to be some serious national discussion that puts pressure squarely on the NCAA to act and drop this case.

We have a staff, student athletes, and a fan base who had absolutely NOTHING to do with this case and they have been punished long enough.

I can't believe there isn't a national outrage!

C'mon man. Grow a pair of balls and please get something going.


I didn't know anything about Ted Cruz before you mentioned him..thanks

Good to have another Cubano in the senate...we need to keep that asswipe Obi in check.

ted cruz personifies why republicans as we know them will never win a presidential election again..
keep 'em coming, geniuses.. lol

Isn't it great that Barack Obama is president. Well only if you hate America or are criminally uninformed like our misguided friend from LA.

#1 When Barack Obama entered the White House, 60.6 percent of working age Americans had a job. Today, only 58.7 percent of working age Americans have a job.

#2 Since Obama has been president, seven out of every eight jobs that have been "created" in the U.S. economy have been part-time jobs.

#3 The number of full-time workers in the United States is still nearly 6 million below the old record that was set back in 2007.

#4 It is hard to believe, but an astounding 53 percent of all American workers now make less than $30,000 a year.

#5 40 percent of all workers in the United States actually make less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968.

#6 When the Obama era began, the average duration of unemployment in this country was 19.8 weeks. Today, it is 36.6 weeks.

#7 During the first four years of Obama, the number of Americans "not in the labor force" soared by an astounding 8,332,000. That far exceeds any previous four year total.

#8 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the middle class is taking home a smaller share of the overall income pie than has ever been recorded before.

#9 When Obama was elected, the homeownership rate in the United States was 67.5 percent. Today, it is 65.0 percent. That is the lowest that it has been in 18 years.

#10 When Obama entered the White House, the mortgage delinquency rate was 7.85 percent. Today, it is 9.72 percent.

#11 In 2008, the U.S. trade deficit with China was 268 billion dollars. Last year, it was 315 billion dollars.

#12 When Obama first became president, 12.5 million Americans had manufacturing jobs. Today, only 11.9 million Americans have manufacturing jobs.

#13 Median household income in America has fallen for four consecutive years. Overall, it has declined by over $4000 during that time span.

#14 The poverty rate has shot up to 16.1 percent. That is actually higher than when the War on Poverty began in 1965.

#15 During Obama's first term, the number of Americans on food stamps increased by an average of about 11,000 per day.

#16 When Barack Obama entered the White House, there were about 32 million Americans on food stamps. Today, there are more than 47 million Americans on food stamps.

#17 At this point, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless. This is the first time that has ever happened in our history. That number has risen by 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school year.

#18 When Barack Obama took office, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $1.85. Today, it is $3.53.

#19 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.

#20 Health insurance costs have risen by 29 percent since Barack Obama became president, and Obamacare is going to make things far worse.

#21 The United States has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings compiled by the World Economic Forum for four years in a row.

#22 According to economist Tim Kane, the following is how the number of startup jobs per 1000 Americans breaks down by presidential administration...

Bush Sr.: 11.3

Clinton: 11.2

Bush Jr.: 10.8

Obama: 7.8

#23 In 2008, that total amount of student loan debt in this country was 440 billion dollars. At this point, it has shot up to about a trillion dollars.

#24 According to one recent survey, 76 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

#25 During Obama's first term, the number of Americans collecting federal disability insurance rose by more than 18 percent.

#26 The total amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has grown by 32 percent since Barack Obama became president.

#27 According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.

#28 As I wrote about the other day, American households are now receiving more money directly from the federal government than they are paying to the government in taxes.

#29 Under Barack Obama, the velocity of money (a very important indicator of economic health) has plunged to a post-World War II low.

#30 At the end of 2008, the Federal Reserve held $475.9 billion worth of U.S. Treasury bonds. Today, Fed holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds have skyrocketed past the 2 trillion dollar mark.

#31 When Barack Obama was first elected, the U.S. debt to GDP ratio was under 70 percent. Today, it is up to 101 percent.

#32 During Obama's first term, the federal government accumulated more new debt than it did under the first 42 U.S presidents combined.

#33 When you break it down, the amount of new debt accumulated by the U.S. government during Obama's first term comes to approximately $50,521 for every single household in the United States. Are you able to pay your share?

Well said, Tom.

Dave, call me when the Musicians Union's dues go up to pay for Obamacare and I will buy you one breakfast at the deli of your choice to help you make ends meet.

I knew it was bad Tom but not that bad the future doesn't look any brighter either.

The truth is only those who suck off of others and those too stupid to discover the truth support liberal policies in this country. My guess is our liberal friend in LA fits both categories.

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