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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Is Algore suffering from emotional incontinence?

  Wow, Algore is big as a house these days, not to mention being criticized for his sale of Current to AlJazeera.
  The only thing I can figure out is these bozo elitists feel betrayed by Algore and now find it acceptable to pound his fat rolls into the ground, making him laugh in many inappropriate ways.
  Note the incredibly awkward laughter, particularly in the Letterman interview:

  Perhaps ManBearPig is living with PBA, a brain disorder that's recently been advertised by Avanir, which terms inappropriate laughter as a symptom of "emotional incontinence."
  Probably we shouldn't mention that Avanir is making loads of dough (stock has doubled since the ad began running) from the drug that they're peddling to treat PBA.

Ah, how the mighty have fallen.
  A fat little head sitting on top of a huge body, concealing emotional incontinence, no doubt.
  So sad.

I turned over a rock and look what was under it...

  At some point, one would think the Obamabots would stop blaming everyone else for the mess they've made of the economy.
  ~Apparently Jay Carney thinks that the outlook is rosy regarding jobs and growth. The most spending is done in the 4th quarter so the gross GDP should be up, not down, yet the economy appears to be contracting. One more bad quarter and the recession is official.
  ~The only reason the Dow is up is because of the Fed printing trillions and trillions of dollars. Oh, that'll catch up one day when they stop printing. 
  ~In a post entitled "The Rise of America's Lunatic Fringe" at the mysterious Zerohedge, anonymous writer Tyler Durden (a pseudonym) suggests there is a reason so many people no longer believe the government representatives, have given up or are in despair and have given in to government dependency:
When trust is gone, everything becomes an affront, a conspiracy, a power grab by the elite.  The recently passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which gives the President incredibly broad powers, seems to obviate both habeas corpus and the entire Bill of Rights.  When the trust is gone, people are less willing to believe that such a bill would never be used recklessly, or vindictively to put down vocal opponents of whatever Administration happens to be in power at the time.  When trust is gone, the people question new efforts to alter the Second Amendment, even if many are personally outraged at the rash of gun violence that has come to epitomize the United States, so they rush to guns rather than run from them.  When the trust is gone, the message of the Lunatic Fringe is afforded greater reception.  When the trust is gone the Fringe grows into the mainstream.  When trust is gone in some aspects of governance, all governance is questioned. 
The government can no longer afford to ignore the Lunatic Fringe, because it is becoming less loon and more understandably and righteously indignant every day.   
  ~Oh, and there's this. Study: The new ethanol mandates could destroy your engine.
Except for a small minority of corn growers and ethanol producers, corn ethanol is a bad deal for everybody else: it damages automobile engines and fuel systems, it’s bad for the environment, it requires billions of dollars extracted from US taxpayers, and it raises fuel and food prices for consumers.
  So, def, let's subsidize and promote ethanol. And who cares if the UN--that highly corrupt inefficient organization--is begging the US to stop with the ethanol and give the corn to the hungry instead? And who cares if Al Gore's admitted it was all a hoax to get people to vote for him? If ethanol wrecks your car engine, the government will buy you a new one, right?
  ~And, gosh, the labor unions have finally discovered how much health care is going to cost under Obamacare. Wahh! We went out, they scream!
  From the WSJ, via Zerohedge:
The Sheet Metal Workers International Association helped push for passage of the health law. Mr. Beall said he still believes everyone should have health insurance, but worries the law is undermining the union's ability to offer coverage.

"If we're not offering our members insurance and pension, why would you want to be union?" he asked.
  Um. Ya THINK? So it's your very existence you're worried about? Duh. Shoulda thoughta that. Remember, #nosympathy. 
  ~Millionaire athletes moving from California. Big surprise. You'd think "friendliness" would be part of a state's approach to both millionaires and business but, hey. If you're Rahm or Governor Moonbeam, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?
  ~And take a look at this hooter. Michelle Obama tweeted out today that they were "harvesting" these cabbages TODAY. Mmmm. Don't we all love cabbage harvested on January 31?
  Wow! In Michelle Obama's unicorn world, they don't even get cold weather or snow in January! It IS 46 degrees there today but who knew you could pull 16 heads of cabbage out of the garden at the end of January and a basket of broccoli!
  Wow. I really am impressed.
  There's really no coherent theme in this thread, other than the fact that lies, lies and more lies are the order of the day and people are getting tired of it.
UPDATE: Keith Koffler notes that FLOTUS posted this photo soon after he pointed out that her Let's Move campaign appeared to have halted. Koffler also mentions that the recipe to which this "cabbage" photo is linked is called "Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes."
  In the entire country, I wonder if anyone actually made a "yummy" dish called Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes.

Massive car pileup in Detroit-UPDATE

  WJR is saying that there is a massive car pileup in Detroit with known deaths as a result of numerous snow squalls and icy roads. Detroit is under a winter weather advisory. This is at I-75 and Springwell at the bridge. At least 30 vehicles are involved and many injured are still at the scene with the jaws of life being used to pry people from vehicles. In addition, passersby are being employed to keep those who survived warm.
UPDATE:
  WJR-A tangled mess of trucks and vehicles. A nightmare. Quite a sight to see, according to reporter.
  Two confirmed dead in the approach to the Rouge River Bridge. MState Police say the massive wreck site both north and south bound is closed and will be there for a while. Cars sandwiched between semis. One car looks wrung out like a dishrag. Green vest first responders everywhere.
  Reports of a gasoline tanker among the wrecked vehicles. 
  Wreck site goes for at least a mile.
  Reporter is at the base of the bridge.
  All 4 lanes deadlocked. Obviously avoid the area. Many many emergency vehicles, ambulances backed up. Horrific.
  Freeway will be closed for many many hours.
UPDATE 2:
  Four dead, 3 children, 1 adult. They're saying two again now. Four again.
Photo from Kathryn Larson WWJ
Live updates over here. Cars are actually moving now as tow trucks are pulling vehicles away.
A level THREE HAZMAT threat as they are uncertain what materials are involved.

Bloomberg video reveals the problem with the ruling elite

  I've been thinking about this all week. I know I posted it below but the more I've thought about it, the more I think the first minute of the video perfectly exemplifies the problem we have with the ruling class, the elites who want to control every aspect of our lives.
  Here's the video again; think about this when you watch.


 This is where we are today. A richly dressed *important* politician/celebrity surrounded by about 8 well armed, expensively dressed taxpayer provided security guards who are armed and hunt you down if you dare speak to the *important* politician/celebrity.
  The *important* politician/celebrity is about to embark on a trip around town, driven by a chauffeur in an *expensive* well fortified SUV which most probably guzzles gas. This same SUV will be air conditioned with a room air conditioner in the summer. No kidding.
  The *important* politician/celebrity is about to embark on a trip around town, driven by a chauffeur in an *expensive* well fortified SUV which most probably guzzles gas. This same SUV will be air conditioned with a room air conditioner in the summer. No kidding.
Yeah. Photo from NY Post:
  So this VIP, who happens also to be a millionaire along with the rest of the ruling class aka politicians/celebrities, is about to be squired around town in a taxpayer funded car with taxpayer funded security guards armed with taxpayer funded weapons.
  Rather than actually answer if Mattera's question, Bloomberg avoids (shudder) contact with the journalist. He doesn't need to explain any of his positions because he is, mind you, a VIP *important* politician/celebrity.
  They do indeed live in golden towers, far away from the tawdry lives we lead.
  It's not just the hypocrisy; it's the great gulf that separates us from them. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

A film about Honor Flight

  If you get a chance to go see this magnificent film next Wednesday at 7:30 at the Rave Cinema in Perrysburg, you'll be richer for it. Local filmmaker Brad Barefoot has made a film about Honor Flight in which 4 WW2 veterans get to see the WW2 war memorial.
  Only 38 seats left.

Bloomberg FAIL

  Gadfly conservative pest reporter Jason Mattera confronted Mayor Bloomberg about his own security team. Bloomberg makes the hilarious admission that he'll "get back to" Mattera over whether his security team will be shedding its guns with the Mayor's big push on getting rid of everyone else's guns.
  Obviously we don't want Bloomberg or Obama's kids to go without armed guards.
  We just want the same rights to protect ourselves.

Singer: Obama's on fir-eh. Um. Yeah. We noticed that.

  By ducking the news and Rush's rants, I have survived having the ObamaSugar Inauguration Treat shoved down my throat. 
  Though last week I said I didn't care if Beyonce lip synced her way through the National Anthem, by Saturday I had come to realize that that incident was emblematic of the whole Obama mess--phony beyond belief. 
  The Obamabots and cultists did indeed jump the shark into permanently attaching their lips to his butt no matter what he's doing. (He likes me! He really likes me!) (Of course, "jumping the shark" is a wistful term on my part.)
  I caught a quick excerpt of the following musical clip and wondered, "Wow. Obama on fire? How does that make sense?" It sounded like a plot from one of those really prolific and distasteful crime dramas that are whizzing 24/7 on the telly.
  And it was yet another beautiful wealthy thin wo/man waxing eloquent about the Beloved One, an eloquence that is often and usually preceded by some lament about how tough the world is...for the singer and how Obama's presence in that very tough world somehow ameliorates the singer's agony.
  I'm happy to say that someone over at the Spectator actually took the time to translate Alicia Keys's rewritten "lyrics" into English which, alarmingly, don't seem to make any sense, considering they were sung to an influential fawning group of the 1% glitterati. (Oh, wait. I forgot. You can only be considered one of the despicable 1% if you're Republican or conservative.)
  Anyway here's the lovely young woman swooning and crooning over the Beloved One. Let me issue a mixed metaphor alert before you watch this:

  It's a new day! We can cerebra-a-a-a-a-ate! (Cute smile to audience!)
  Got that? The world's on fi-reh! Filled with catastro--phe---
  But Obama knows he can fly away! OOOOOOO- 
  But he's got both feet on the gro-ound! 
  And he's burnin' it down! 
  Got his head in the clouds!! 
  He's not backin' down! (Smug cutesy smile to audience, hand on hip!)
  Obama's on fi-reh! 
  Everybody knows Michelle is his gir-ul! 
  And together they RUN THE WORLD! 
  And we gonna let it burn, baby! Burn, baby! Obama's on fir-eh!

  Now let's just not worry about the fact that these people perceive Obama & his partner as running the world.

  Why the heck are we celebrating catastrophes? The world burning down?
  And do we really think that skinny dude is tall enough to both stand on the ground and have his head in the clouds?
  Anyway, over at the Spectator you can read a priceless takedown of the celebrities who smarmed all over Obama last week. Here's the conclusion:
It’s Orwellian that entertainers insist that we refer to them as “artists”; more so that we go along. The demand by performers to call them “artists” becomes more strident as their relationship to the actual word becomes more distant. The insecurity complex is something akin to the nouveau riche camouflaging their cockney accents with exaggerated Aristocratese. Draw attention from your true self at the risk of exposing it. 
It’s a little like a rhetorician averse to governance transforming a typically staid second inauguration into a gauche coronation.
  Take a look at this Freudian--or rather, Orwellian-- headline: 
US Pays Tribute to King as Obama Begins New Term
  Huh.  Was that accidental or intentional? What do you think?

  But back to those precious Alicia Keys's lyrics.
  I agree.
  Obama is on fire.
  His pants are.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

What difference does it make?

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator." 
  What difference does it make?
  It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.
  Um.
  If you think it doesn't make any difference, how do you figure out what happened and prevent it from happening again?
  Mrs. Clinton.
  Wow.
  The hour I saw of Hillary Clinton she did well.
  But her lack of logic sucked. She looked bad physically. And any time Hillary cries, you know there's an ulterior motive. She doesn't do anything out of empathy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MLK on communism, freedom and individual rights

From Stride Toward Freedom:
Second, I strongly disagreed with communism’s ethical relativism. Since for the Communist there is no divine government, no absolute moral order, there are no fixed, immutable principles; consequently almost anything-force, violence, murder, lying-is a justifiable means to the “millennial” end. This type of relativism was abhorrent to me. Constructive ends can never give absolute moral justification to destructive means, because in the final analysis the end is preexistent in the mean.  
Third, I opposed communism’s political totalitarianism. In communism the individual ends up in subjection to the state. True, the Marxist would argue that the state is an “interim” reality which is to be eliminated when the classless society emerges; but the state i s the end while it lasts, and man only a means to that end.  
And if any man’s so-called rights or liberties stand in the way of that end, they are simply swept aside. His liberties of expression, his freedom to vote, his freedom to listen to what news he likes or to choose his books are all restricted. Man becomes hardly more, in communism, than a depersonalized cog in the turning wheel of the state. This deprecation of individual freedom was objectionable to me. I am convinced now, as I was then, that man is an end because he is a child of God. 
Man is not made for the state; the state is made for man. To deprive man of freedom is to relegate him to the status of a thing, rather than elevate him to the status of a person. Man must never be treated as a means to the end of the state, but always as an end within himself. 
---Man must never be treated as a means to the end of the state, but always as an end within himself.
UPDATE: He's not a Liberal. He's a Communist.
OK? 
And UPDATE II: 

It is time to officially put an end to the mincing, hesitant criticisms of the American Liberals and the Democrat Party. Actually, it’s long past time. The Democrat Party’s goal is communism. 
I have a confession to make: I used to be a Liberal. In the 1988 Presidential election, I campaigned door-to-door for Michael Dukakis. In 1992, I was a full-throated supporter of Carol Moseley Braun, the ultra-social liberal Senator from Illinois who, among other things, supported partial-birth abortion, gay marriage and gun control. I voted for Clinton both times, and, despite thinking he was a knob, voted for Gore in 2000. Please believe me when I say that the Democrat Party’s end goal is communism.

Inauguration reveals classism, hypocrisy and lots of fancy food and clothes

  Somehow I've survived the nauseating cult worship of Obama's second slavering inaugural political orgy. Surviving was accomplished by staying away from the television and, for the most part, the radio.
  The miasma seeps through, however, if you're on the planet and so I have tolerated swinging around the web, reading about all the *STARS* who were there partying and the Cheetos that the ground roots workers were served as compared to what the *STARS* were served.
  Is there a more apt comparison of the Obamas' priorities?
  Here's the menu for the Inaugural luncheon:
The first course is lobster tails in a New England clam chowder sauce. The second course is bison with a red potato horseradish cake. The dessert is apple pie with sour cream ice cream.
And for the privileged DC staffers, the menu is over at the LA Weekly:
.... wait until the Staff Inaugural Ball tomorrow night, where Lady Gaga's presence will be eclipsed by a 500-pound cheesecake from Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago. The massive confection will be topped with a replica of the Capitol Dome. The three-tiered cake, created at Eli's Chicago headquarters, will be covered with 100 pounds of buttercream frosting and decorated with gold stars, the blue presidential eagle and the inaugural seal. The layers will alternate between plain and chocolate chip. 
Crafting the monster cheesecake takes 155 pounds of cream cheese, 50 pounds of butter, 45 pounds of sugar, 40 pounds of sour cream, 20 pounds of flour, 15 pounds of chocolate chips, 5 pounds of powdered sugar, 20 dozen eggs and two cups of Madagascar vanilla -- in addition to the 100 pounds of buttercream frosting. 
One hundred pounds of buttercream frosting. We'll just let that sink in for a moment.
  Mmmmm buttercream. 100 pounds of it. Mmmm.
  Now let's look at what the grass rooters were fed, covered over at Britain's Daily Mail and oddly missing from American papers:
They knocked on doors for him and helped him win re-election, but when Obama supporters put on their tuxedos and ball gowns to celebrate the start of his second term in office, they feasted on pretzels, peanuts and Cheez-its. 
'This is the food? I'm not too thrilled about it. It's for the birds,' said Ben Shelly, who helped mobilize support for Obama on the Navajo reservation in Arizona.
  Mmmmm. Pretzels. 
  As we've repeatedly pointed out, optics don't seem to matter to this POTUS, who seems to consider himself godlike.
  Gateway Pundit barks at the Prince's repeated demands that everyone sacrifice in this rotten economy, whose 7.8 unemployment number is lowered because of all the people who've dropped out of the work force to go on disability or welfare or simply take lower paid jobs. 
  Though Bush stopped playing golf because he had signed the orders for soldiers to go to war, Obama's wife loves to appear in public wearing the most expensive of clothes, like $500 sneakers to dish out food at a food bank. The press gushes over Michelle's clothing while criticizing Ann Romney's.
  FLOTUS's dress--just her dress---cost $10,000. Here it is in this Reuters photo:
  Personally I don't get those leg length boots but they say the head monkeys in Paris have decreed they are all the fashion so naturally Michelle has to follow suit.
  I'm not exactly sure why the coat above cost twice as much as the dress below, but there you have it.
  GP notes that her red dress for the ball cost $5000, which makes just those two outfits--does GP now how much SHOES cost?--worth an enormous amount of money. Reuters again:
Meanwhile, in the real world, incomes are dropping.
In 2011 the annual median income was $26,364 in America.
That means Michelle Obama’s clothes for Inauguration day cost more than half as much as the median US income.
  To be honest, I don't really care what Michelle Obama's clothes cost. 
  I don't care if Beyonce lip synched. 
  I don't care that her family wore royal purple at the swearing in. 
  I don't care if she cut bangs or wears a wig even though Susan Estrich notes that the bangs make her look more like Flip Wilson's cross dressing Geraldine.
  What I do care about is the hypocrisy of running around telling all of us to tighten our belts--both figuratively and literally--while the ruling class exempts themselves from all the rules they're making for us.
  I mean, let's have someone famous sign the national anthem wearing "understated" $2 million earrings that are so big they look fake:
  I mean, people. Come on. This woman's a  *STAR* who shuts down entire hospital wings when they have babies. She's not going to wear earrings made of Friendly Plastic.
  As usual, the "environmentalist" types leave lots of trash wherever they go. They never bother to pick up or carry their trash but just drop it for the underlings to pick up after them.
  One can rail against prevailing political winds forever, I guess, but it is incumbent on citizens to point out radical differences between what people say and what they actually do, particularly when those people fancy themselves in charge of our lives. We conservatives run the risk of emulating the miserly bitching Left that criticizes every jot and tittle of conservative life.
  I'm glad the Obamas have money.
  I'm glad Beyonce has money. It's fine, and none of my business.
  But to ignore the desperate situations of many Americans at this time is not only disheartening, it's almost as if these fabulously wealthy people think, because they're rich and powerful and--I'll say it--black--they have the right to say and do anything they want to the rest of America.
  Political power or color of skin should not give permission to people in the public eye to carry a grudge as if they and they alone have borne the burden of racist opponents. They cannot dwell in the mansions of this country sporting million dollar jewelry, an outfit worth a family's income and eat the finest a chef has to offer and still claim to be aggrieved by the offenses of others.
  Please.
  Might does not make right.
  And get over the "crying" because a black man was elected. This isn't the first time, after all, and he is just a politician.
  Back to Susan Estrich. Though her "side is winning," she's wondering why the thrill is gone. 
  I wonder.
  Could it be that Obama has the distinction of making politics uglier than it ever has been in modern history? She says:
I don’t love politics anymore. As my mother would say, what’s to love? It’s always been a tough business, but now it’s beyond tough. It’s mean and ugly and nasty, and too many of those playing it seem to have forgotten that the game is not the thing.
[SNIP] This is not the business I fell in love with, even when my side is winning. And I have no faith, none, that one man, the one sworn in on Monday, the embodiment of hope just four short years ago, can change that.
  Could it be that civility is dead because your side killed it and you just don't want to face that fact?
  That the MoveOn.org types who said character doesn't matterthat a president can legitimately have an affair with a twenty something intern and it is of no consequence to the nation and, particularly, its youth?
  Could it be that accusing a family man, a businessman who earned his wealth of murder, theft and lying has jaded the nation in this technological age where someone might be looking at you through computer chipped glasses that reveal everything about you through facial recognition?
  Could it be that Obama--the lightbringer, the Messiah, the Christ-one, the Nobel Peace Prize winner--has introduced more hatred, division, intrusion, partisanship, neanderthal behavior and downright stupidity into the political sphere than any man in history?
  I don't have to think long on that one and, yes, I know politics has always been an ugly business. I also know never, never before has our society been so saturated with opinion, images, advertising, propaganda and Newspeak.
  For some deliciously wicked Michelle O photos, trot on over to Michelle's Mirror.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So why was Chicago missing from the inaugural speech?

  We noticed a curious absence of mention of Barack Obama's famous home town in Barack Obama's inauguration speech this week:
Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.
  Now why do you suppose he rarely mentions his home town of Chicago, the place where he cut his teeth politically?  An answer might be found on the Maumee Valley Patriots Facebook page:
Wow, is Illinois and Chicago great or what?  
Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago?  
Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago. 
(Handguns are banned) No concealed carry in Illinois -- 221 killed in Afghanistan AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.  
President: Barack Hussein Obama Senator: Dick Durbin House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. Governor: Pat Quinn House leader: Mike Madigan Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) Mayor: Rahm Emanuel  
The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.  
Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago .  
Of course, they're all blaming each other.   
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!  
Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. 
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! 
 
State pension fund $95 Billion in debt, worst in country. 
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! 
 
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. 
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! 
 
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us? 
George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house. Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that's right, also in the big house.  
And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of weeks ago. That is because he is fighting being sent to...that's right, the big house.  
The Land of Lincoln -- "Where our governors make our license plates."  
But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does. 
Keep voting Democratic because it isn’t your guy who did this, or is it? 
Remember, your precinct captain or union boss will tell you who to vote for.You’re not supposed to think, they will do that for you. 
This is a public service announcement...OH YEAH!

Is Barack Obama the Messiah?

  The Cult of Obama continues, exemplified in this video, H/T Gateway Pundit.
  The stench of this is pretty overwhelming but you've been watching this video for the last four years and you'll have to watch it for four more.
  The internet is filled with video depictions of this very mindset, including many worshipful songs that extol the greatness of this skinny man, the recitation of "poetry"-like presentations and countless sycophantic expositions on why everyone needs to know just how impressive BO is.
  For the record: Barack Hussein Obama is NOT Jesus Christ, nor is he the anti-Christ. That he allows his worshipers to slobber over him the way he does speaks to the man's lack of character, vaunted narcissism and temptation to listen only to admirers.
  I believe in God and, personally, I'd rather not stand next to a fellow who sees himself as like unto God. Lots of bad things happen, like when someone (thought to be Nimrod) thought he could build a biblical structure called Babel.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

MSM is out of the closet these days

  So you thought perhaps that we Tea Partiers were exaggerating in our criticism of the lap dogginess of the media. 
 Recent examples of the MSM's absolute slavish cultlike worship of the most aggressively partisan and vicious POTUS in recent memory reveal--objectively--that the MSM is not only aggressively partisan and vicious, but they're out of the closet these days. They don't even try to pretend they're objective.
  Newsbusters has a rundown of recent exposures of the media. 
  Here's the first, in which NB reveals that statistically the White House refuses to call on FNC. 
  NB quotes Kirsten Powers' (generally an honest liberal) revelation that Obama doesn't like to answer real questions, something those of us in the cult already know.
KIRSTEN POWERS: Because he doesn't want to be embarrassed, really. Because when he's asked a question, the same way, you know, when Ed Henry asks questions in the, to Jay Carney, inevitably Jay Carney ends up looking stupid because he doesn't know how to answer the question. He’s used to pushing people around, and you know, it will be tenacious, he’ll get asked about something he doesn't want to get asked about, and he wants softballs.
  He wants softballs so he gets softballs, like the numerous pictures (take a look at that link. Wow.) of Obama surrounded by a soft glowing halo, repeated over and over and over, not to mention the references to him as a "Lightbringer" and some sort of spiritual entity. 
  For most sane non cultists, these recurrent events are gaggable.
  From the Washington Examiner, we get a first hand account of how the press behaves behind the scenes. We thought the sycophantic conformity was bad in public, but a Buzzfeed (NOT a conservative organization) columnist lets us get a peek at the way the press behaves to Obama when we're not around:
“The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling. Everyone, myself included, swooned. Swooned! Head over heels. One or two might have even lost their minds,” Hastings writes, as each reporter had a chance to speak personally with the president. “We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there. This was nerd heaven, a politico’s paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!” 
Hastings reveals that the president spent “over an hour” with reporters who later stayed up late buzz over every detail of the evening. 
“Did this inform our reporting, did seeing the man in the flesh, in a somewhat staged and casual setting, provide new, deep, and lasting insights?” asks a reflective Hastings in his book. “Yes, I would say, but again, I’m not at liberty to share.”
    Then there's CNN undoubtedly objective "reporter" Tom Foreman, who's admitted to writing to The Prince every single day of the last four years, sometimes about...nothing... Here's an example of this bleg:
Inauguration Day will signal the culmination of an effort I launched on January 20, 2009, to write a letter to the White House every single day of Barack Obama's first term. 
And I do mean every day. Weekends, holidays, when he was on vacation, and when I was on vacation. I wrote in my office, at home, in moving airplanes, cars, trains and even while running through the woods. I wrote early in the morning, in the middle of the day and late at night. 
I wrote about things that were important, like unemployment, Afghanistan and women's rights. I also wrote about things that were trivial, like sports, favorite foods and my yearly battle with Christmas lights. 
The tally: 1,460 letters, well over a half-million words, or enough to fill about seven novels. Laid out as one line of text, these letters would stretch almost 3½ miles or considerably longer than the inaugural parade route.
  Putting aside the bizarre imagery of a grown man writing a letter to the president while he's running through the woods, this giant brain of a man, who appears to be quite proud of his "achievement," concludes his last letter to The Prince with an acknowledgment that Obama's handlers never responded, he doesn't "blame" him and a pathetic " I know you are busy today, but call when you can. Regards,Tom"
  Krauthammer repeatedly calls out such behavior, as he did with NPR's Nina Totenberg who covers for Obama yet again. (kneepads, anyone?)
  And then there's Newsweek's cover reference to Obama's second term as "The Second Coming." Newsbusters:
Linking God and Obama isn’t new for Thomas, once an Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for the former weekly. 
Back in June of 2009, naturally on MSNBC, Thomas asserted: “In a way, Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world. He’s sort of God. He’s going to bring all different sides together.”
  The media--all the liberal media-- refuses to acknowledge Leftist wrongdoing or even the party of crooks like Mayor Nagin of New Orleans who is a Democrat, something they do on a regular basis, which means the Low Information Voters can continue to swoon in the face of Dear Leader, even while the words of opponents who ran against Dear Leader are proven to be true in spite of "fact checkers" who originally "proved" them "false". 
  The whole "fact checker" phase is a new method by the press to yet again impress on people just how earnest they are in reporting "the truth."
  But checking the "fact checkers" proves that the "fact checkers" are simply arms of Leftist organizations to "verify" that Leftist candidates are always "right" and conservatives are almost always wrong.
  Fancy that.
  Read this explanation of the purpose of and need for fact checkers at American Journalism Review and try to keep your breakfast down:
PolitiFact and other fact-checking ventures are filling a void in political reporting, says longtime Washington Post political reporter and columnist David Broder. "So often in the past, the voters have been left with nothing but a 'he said, she said' — there was no third source with an objective view," Broder says, asserting that reporters are the people best equipped to serve as the arbiters of truth.
  Got that? 
  Reporters are best equipped to be "arbiters of truth" according to the Left winger David Broder.
  The same reporters who write Obama love letters every day.
  The same "mainstream" reporters who compare defeating the NRA to defeating the Nazi party.
  The same reporters--or better, the political director of CBS News--who write things like this:
"The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat."
  John Dickerson--political director of CBS News whose finger "slipped" a few years ago in slamming Bachmann-- says Obama should "pulverize" the Republican Party, and "declare war" on the same.
  This MSM political director, the man in charge of objective reporters, is an example of someone who is an arbiter of truth for today's media.
  Unfortunately once you start fact checking these fact checkers,  you realize that the "fact checkers" are just Left wingers who've rearranged Titanic deck chairs to cover for their Left wing structures that are dying and losing credibility hourly.
  Weekly Standard:
No, the evidence here is pretty conclusive: PolitiFact disproportionately targets Republicans and leaps to so many inept conclusions that their entire enterprise is little more than a baseless attack on the political views of half of America. Forget “Pants on Fire.” The Scrapbook gives PolitiFact our most severe rating: “Flaming Dirigible.” The credibility of mainstream American journalism has long been on the same trajectory as the Hindenburg. When it comes to evaluating “fact checkers,” the only thing left to do is steer clear of the fiery wreckage.
  Thus the Leftist media has revealed itself for what it is: vicious aggressive partisans who will do anything to win. 
 They are the culmination of every sci-fi Orwellian story human beings have ever written.
  And what's so amusing is the horde of "creative" wealthy, beautiful celebrities flooding Washington this weekend who decry the idiocy of people like us...those wealthy beautiful creative celebrities who are all the same, who have become cultish in their conformity to the wishes of The Prince.
  Whose creativity has its source in conformity.
  All those hippies who lamented and raged against the conformity of the masses have now become the most conformed conformists in our short history as a country, enslaved by one mind bent on making them all "love" by becoming the same. These conformists get to determine "truth," having replaced God Himself with the object of their affection..
  Ha.
  Fat chance that's going to work.
  Chick-Fil-A. Hobby Lobby. Gun Appreciation Day. NRA.
  Tea Party.
  That we even exist in spite of the Left's possession of academia, the media, the political class and entertainment is remarkable.
  Rock on, Americans.
  We'll figure this thing out.
  We are the Resistance.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Awesome shooting demo

  From Sean Hannity's show the other night, if you've never seen the effects of various guns, watch this.

Gun Appreciation Day in NW Ohio

  If you went over to the Rec Center in Maumee today, you know that the gun show was extremely well attended, so well attended that by 10:30 parking extended out several parking lots and fields....like 6.
  We got there at 8:15 and waited about 20 minutes to get in; the ticket seller couldn't sell tickets fast enough.
  Sales were brisk, so brisk that some of the dealers ran out of some ammo by 10:00. The "Don't Tread on Me" flags were gone by 9:00. Lots of Obama trash talk was goin' around, anti-Obama bumper stickers were everywhere and very, very offended 2nd Amendment supporters wore t-shirts, hats and shirts espousing the right to bear arms and resistance to an overbearing government.
  One local police chief bought weapons for family members and said he'd never confiscate weapons from citizens.
  In Columbus, the Gun Appreciation Day rally went well. Here's a video uploaded to YouTube.

  And, in case you didn't know, even Al Franken is wavering on gun control, which is why Obama is rumored to have watered down his 23 executive actions.
  Gun Appreciation Day went well today, so well that another is scheduled for February 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

NRA ad hits the mark

  So the general persuasion on FNC these days is that the NRA made a huge blunder with their latest ad excoriating Obama et al for wanting armed guards for their own kids while forbidding or at least pooh-poohing the use of armed guards for the kids in our schools.
  You know, out here where the unimportant people live.
  Obama's kids have 18 armed guards at their school.
  Rahm Emanuel likewise.
  Yet these are the people decrying the "violence" of people who carry guns in their own circles.
  Here's the script from the ad:
Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security." 
  Here's the ad:>
  Krauthammer and his compatriots (and others on FNC) claimed the ad was bizarre and inappropriate because you shouldn't go after the president's kids. They aren't fair game, so to speak, so you shouldn't even mention them in an ad, even though the President is comfortable hauling them out for photo ops about oil spills and guns.
  Krauthammer and all the liberal media who've ganged up on the NRA are completely missing the point.
  It's really not about denying security to the POTUS's children. Of course reasonable citizens support that.
  It's about our ability to have the same security opportunities for OUR children.
  Monstrous, the contributors claimed of the NRA ad (not unlike Rupert Murdoch's exclamation that someone has to do something about guns in America).
  But they did not address the issue. Obama pulls his kids into any argument he wants, then claims that his kids are never to be discussed. He sends his daughter to Mexico at the cost of millions of dollars with lots of (very needed) security. Then the White House demands any pictures of the daughter on vacation be pulled from the internet.
  Funny how that works.
  And FNC's commentators don't seem to get the fact that people can seriously be angry that there is an elite class in this country that sets the goodies aside for themselves, spending vast sums as we spiral into financial oblivion and has a different set of rules for themselves than they do for us.
  Like Al Gore, they profit from the misery of others, seeking to ingratiate themselves to remain in the elite class while abandoning the people who pay for everything.
  No, we're back to go. Back to the beginning of the Tea Party.
  And FNC needs to be called out for their offenses, just like everyone else.

Sigh. An 8 year old tool in the hands of The Prince

  Does this sound like the words of an 8 year old?
  I have yet to meet an 8 year old who executes proper usage of "your" and "you're."
  Interesting.
  I don't suppose 8 year old Grant was coached.

Obama's scripted news conferences....

  Ever wonder why, when watching an Obama news conference, Obama looks down at a piece of paper, checks who's next on his list of reporters to call on and then says something like, "So I guess there's a [insert name] out there who has a question for me?
  That would be because, just as you've suspected, Obama and his people, like any good fascist, carefully choreograph his questions to sympathetic reporters who are unlikely to ask him any tough questions.
  Statistics show that Fox News Channel, unsurprisingly, is not very popular with The Prince. Daily Caller:
“Over the course of the president’s first term, he has generally maintained the tiered approach as to which outlets ask the questions (with the Big 3 and Associated Press usually getting the green light), although the president has departed from tradition on occasion – famously calling on a digital-only media outlet’s reporter (Huffington Post’s Sam Stein) during his first news conference in February 2009,” Eric Ostermeier, a research associate at the Humphrey School’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, wrote.

Obama encourages division between doctor and patient

  In the most insidious of moves, one of Obama's many executive orders encourages doctors to squeal on their patients to the government if they own guns.
  Having taken over an already burdened health care system, the government now moves toward patients no longer having confidentiality or even confidence in their own doctors.
  The long term implications of this decree are extraordinary.
  Couched in sympathetic language about protection and "patient safety", what the decree does is increase the paranoia and uncertainty of legal gun owners under the guise of their "protection," which in reality is another excuse for government spying on the rights of free Americans.
  "Worried" that there's "confusion" over the health care law's restrictions, Obama seeks to "clarify" the government position on the reportage of gun ownership to the government.
  Thus begins the deterioration of the doctor/patient relationship.
  In addition, this decree could actually increase the number of people struggling with mental illness who refuse to seek help.
  For example, imagine a patient has anxiety or depression. 
  Will that patient be comfortable talking to his or her doctor about problems, knowing that doctor's going to run to the government with "concerns" that the patient has guns?
  How much confidence can a patient have in a doctor's politics or personal biases regarding personal issues such as gun ownership?
  And say the patient enjoys shooting but actually struggles with violent fantasies on which he never acts. Will that patient be comfortable talking to a therapist about the source of those fantasies?
  From the Obama decree:
“Doctors and other mental health professionals play an important role in protecting the safety of their patients and the broader community by reporting direct and credible threats of violence to the authorities. But there is public confusion about whether federal law prohibits such reports about threats of violence. The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits these reports in any way.  
“Doctors and other health care providers also need to be able to ask about firearms in their patients’ homes and safe storage of those firearms, especially if their patients show signs of certain mental illnesses or if they have a young child or mentally ill family member at home. Some have incorrectly claimed that language in the Affordable Care Act prohibits doctors from asking their patients about guns and gun safety. Medical groups also continue to fight against state laws attempting to ban doctors from asking these questions. 
“The Administration will issue guidance clarifying that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit or otherwise regulate communication between doctors and patients, including about firearms.”
  Though this latest decree may seem just an extension of previous laws, it is a march toward complete government access to personal health records, particularly now that health records are required to be kept online.
  Ask Rush Limbaugh how he feels about that. 
  Obamacare is being used to manipulate just about everything governmental entities wish. The government has taken over loans to prospective doctors, which means ultimately the government will get to determine what specialty a med student must pursue and what geographic locations he/she will serve in.
  Obamacare has shaped business behavior; it's determined insurance company behavior and prices. Obamacare has devastated the economy and there's more on the way.
   Oppressive laws and regulations regarding health care have literally changed the way health care is delivered, who gets what and the kind of facilities are being built for certain demographics.
   In a most absurd extension of the HIPAA law, a sheriff cited HIPAA law as a reason for arresting a man who was filming a violent police interaction with a citizen. 
  Patients are made to sign extensive HIPAA documents before receiving treatment.
  Yet who can trust the bumbling, obese, intrusive nature of governmental entities, much of which is run by political hacks and appointments?
  Rather than encouraging debate, once again "pretty friendly guy " Obama's press conference continued his habit of scapegoating anyone who disagrees with him.
  Obama surrounds himself with children, claiming the saving of even one life justifies any behavior he wants. 
  Statistically in a mass shooting if the victims have to wait for the police to arrive, the carnage has already happened and an average of 14 people have been murdered. If someone is on the scene with a gun to shoot the shooter, an average of 2 1/2 people die. 
  Overall shootings are down; the FBI reports that more people die from fists and hammers than guns. States that have CCW have less crime overall.
  Yet none of these facts have deterred Leftists in their determined drive to ban guns, to violate every private fact of a person's life and control even the most mundane events of everyday life.