"The word "unexpectedly" or variants thereon keep cropping up in mainstream media stories about the economy: "New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed," reported CNBC.com May 25. "Personal consumption fell," Business Insider reported the same day, "when it was expected to rise." "Durable goods declined 3.6 percent last month," Reuters reported May 25, "worse than economists' expectations." "Previously owned home sales unexpectedly fall," headlined Bloomberg News May 19. "U.S. home construction fell unexpectedly in April," wrote the Wall Street Journal May 18 ... Those examples are all from the last two weeks." Pro-Obama media always shocked by bad economic news | Michael Barone | Politics | Washington Examiner Then ... today's real economic news headlines aren't even mentioned in section A newsprint! "Consumer Confidence Index fell to a six-month low of 60.8 from a revised 66 in April, a sign of the toll that high gas prices, a choppy job outlook and a moribund housing market are taking on people's psyches." Consumer confidence falls unexpectedly in May - Yahoo! Finance Food stamps up 40% since BO took office ... SNAP Monthly Data "'Double-Dip' in Housing Prices Even Worse Than Expected" News Headlines THIS ONE WOULD BE FRONT PAGE NEWS IN THE NYT FOR WEEKS IN 2008: "But the number of limos owned by Uncle Sam increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration ... Limousine liberals? Number of government-owned limos has soared under Obama | iWatch News ... Obamanomics ... $4.4T in new debt ... and here we are. This is as good as it gets. There are no plans, let it ride ... one day at a time for 791 days with no fed budget.