Nov 1, 2010 Political
So, a few notes on the day before elections in the US:
First, to follow up on Margarine Crimes, a couple other things that are crimes in the “Land of the Free” today:
Riding a horse is the equivalent of carrying a loaded gun. I am amazed that people can actually defend these things, but they still do.
Wearing a mask is a crime. If you read the article, the guy is actually charged with “wearing a mask or hood in public.” Incredible. Of course, in each of these instances, no one was harmed and no one was in danger — but that doesn’t matter to anyone. How sad.
Finally, a bit of election coverage. Across the nation, including on Drudge and other national news outlets, the news is being reported about the CBS affiliate in Anchorage that was caught preparing to make up false stories about Joe Miller and report them as news. So, what are the main newspapers reporting on in Alaska, where the election is being held?
So, two of the state’s biggest cities’ newspapers are completely ignoring the fact that a news organization is preparing to lie to defeat a candidate they disagree with. The third is laughing at the idea that the news organization got caught preparing to lie.
And people wonder why the news organizations are trusted so little today.
Aug 23, 2009 Political
There have been several incidents of people with weapons being present at rallies or town hall type events. I have heard no reports that these people were breaking the law. A man in New Hampshire carried a sidearm to a rally and followed the established rule; he had to stay 1000 feet away from the building where Obama was speaking. The local police spoke to him and told him how far away he had to stay and to top it off, he was on private property and had permission to be there. In other words, he was breaking no laws. He was simply carrying his sidearm just as he does any other day.
Several other rallies have featured people carry slung rifles. These people were obeying the law and were evidently legally allowed to carry their arms. The media have gone nuts over this and MSNBC cropped a picture of a man carrying a rifle and then injected race into the debate. Black man in the White House, nuts carrying guns. The inference was that it was some racist white guy.
The photo that was cropped was of a BLACK man carrying a weapon. He was exercising his Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.
The problem is, the people who are opposed to guns automatically assume that anyone carrying one is looking for trouble. The man in New Hampshire said that no one around him was troubled by his gun because people in that area are accustomed to seeing people carry weapons. He indicated that the folks bused in from Massachusetts were the ones who had a problem (and of course, the media).
I agree with him. People who are supporters of the Second Amendment have no problem seeing people carrying a weapon. I have no problems seeing people carry weapons. If any of these people had intended harm it is unlikely that they would draw attention to themselves by openly carrying a weapon. They were simply exercising their rights and that is something everyone should be comfortable with.
Anyone who sees a problem falls into the category of people who assume that a person with a weapon is intent on causing trouble. I see this as no different than the people who attend rallies and exercise their Constitutionally protected right to free speech.
The funny thing is that people who really used weapons to intimidate voters were given a free pass by the Obama Justice Department. Black Panther thugs in Philadelphia brandished weapons and intimidated voters. The slam dunk case was dropped by the Justice Department. Interestingly, Black Panthers showed up at the Republican National Convention in Houston with rifles in order to put on a show of force. Paul Begala celebrated them showing up with weapons.
Ken Shepherd at Newsbusters reminded us that 9 years ago during the Texas Republican Party Convention in Houston, TX, a dozen New Black Panther members showed up with rifles and putting on a show of force. Interestingly, Paul Begala celebrated the New Black Panthers’ showing up with weapons. Also, Kyle Drennen highlighted MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer lumping all gun-toting protesters together as white racists, even the black ones. Of note, one guest on Contessa’s show mentioned that there’s “anger about a black person being president,” but failed to mention that every assassination or attempted assassination of a U.S. president was carried out by a Leftist. Red Sounding
As long as they were legally carrying and were not trying to intimidate people then they were exercising their rights (though the show of force and their anger over a Bush decision might be viewed as intimidation). Besides, I doubt they would have had much success causing trouble. A lot of people in Texas carry weapons and the dozen Black Panthers would have been easily outgunned.
Where were these self righteous media types on these issues? Does anyone remember them making a big stink about thugs threatening people with batons? Did they devote any air time to discussing the hatred and impropriety of the acts of these thugs who were actually breaking the law? Where were they when Black Panthers were carrying rifles?
The Second Amendment is designed to keep the power with the people. Our right to keep and bear arms keeps us from being the victims of a tyrannical government.
It is also helpful when confronted by thugs at polling places wielding batons and communicating threats.
MSNBC Cropped Video of black man with weapon. They clearly identify him as a white man.
ABC 15 News Video that shows the entire man. He is black.
Zomblog Shows the many signs advocating the death of Bush. Another example of media bias.
Jun 23, 2009 Political
Politico reports that it appeared to be a rehearsed question but to anyone else it actually was. The sequence of events and the words used make it clear that Barack Obama (probably his people) staged a question from a person who represented, of all places, the Huffington Post.
“Nico, I know you and all across the Internet, we’ve been seeing a lot of reports coming out of Iran,” Obama said, addressing Pitney. “I know there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet. Do you have a question?”
Pitney, as if ignoring what Obama had just said, said: “I wanted to use this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian.”
He then noted that the site had solicited questions from people in the country “who were still courageous enough to be communicating online.” Politico
This should really come as no surprise. During the primaries many of the questions that were supposed to be from everyday people were actually from surrogates, supporters and people who were working to get a Democrat, particularly Obama, elected.
The White House is moving closer to having state run media. On Wednesday ABC will air a two hour Obama infomercial to push his health care plan. As an aside, look for more of the fear mongering Obama said had to stop.
ABC will not allow opposition commercials or allow people with differing views to participate. The Republicans say this amounts to an in kind political donation. I agree.
I hardly watch ABC (and from the latest news, I am not alone) but this week I am boycotting them. I would like to see quite a few others boycott and cost them money.
Except for Fox News, the MSM is in Obama’s hip pocket. They are not the watchdogs for the public, they are the media wing of the Democratic Party.
Obama should enjoy it now because they will turn on him. It happens all the time.
That might explain why he is rushing so much through. He wants to get it done while the media are helping him.
UPDATE: Hannity reported that the “reporter” in question was called by the White House and asked to ask that question and then he was escorted to where he would sit. So much for openness and transparency. State run media, where the state decides what you should ask.
Apr 16, 2009 Political
It is no secret that the Lame Stream Media are uber leftists who despise the right. With the exception of Fox News, the balance are so far left they hold up the walls. The liberal media are far from objective and when Obama became the front runner they abandoned all pretense of impartiality and went to bat for the man. They ignored stories, helped him push his lies and they spun any story that needed spinning. Rush Limbaugh calls them stenographers for the Obama administration.
The LSM are great supporters of the right to protest so long as the protest is a leftist group and funded by George Soros. Then it is a worthy cause and must get attention. The gay marriage issue in California received all kinds of media attention when the gays threw sissy fits and held protests because they did not get their way. The LSM could not wait to tell us how unfair it all was. In fact, any time a gay issue results in a protest the LSM is there.
Let pro abortion advocates protest about some worry about losing the right to murder unborn children and the LSM slobbers all over themselves covering the issue. Let some murderer come close to his execution time and liberals protest to keep from frying the guy. Those protests get plenty of news coverage and the LSM is all on the side of the murderer.
Let the right wing organize a grass roots effort to protest something and the LSM either ignores it or insults it. The LSM this week have had a great time bashing the tea parties that took place around the country as hundreds of thousands of people protested government spending and tax increases. The LSM kept using the term tea bagging and had fun with all the sexual innuendo. For those who do not know, tea bagging is a vulgar sexual term. Keith Olberdouche had fun with it as did others. One in particular was the homosexual Anderson Cooper who exclaimed it was hard to talk when you are tea bagging. He should know considering that he plays tea cup to Obama’s Mr. Lipton. However, Cooper seems to be able to speak while servicing the Resident.
The most childish report came from David Shuster who gave an account more fitting for Saturday Night Live than MSNBC though it might be close since one is a comedy and the other a joke. Here is what Shuster passed off as news (it would be helpful if you know the definition of tea bagging before you read this):
DAVID SHUSTER, HOST: For most Americans, Wednesday, April 15th will be Tax Day. But in our fourth story tonight: It‘s going to be teabagging day for the right-wing and they’re going nuts for it. Thousands of them whipped out the festivities early this past weekend, and while the parties are officially toothless, the teabaggers are full-throated about their goals.
They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending-spending they did not oppose when they were under presidents Bush and Reagan. They oppose Mr. Obama‘s tax rates-which will be lower for most of them-and they oppose the tax increases Mr. Obama is imposing on the rich, whose taxes will skyrocket to a rate about 10 percent less than it was under Reagan. That‘s teabagging in a nut shell.
Taking its inspiration from the Boston Tea Party when colonists tossed British tea into the sea because the tax in it had not been voted on by their own duly-elected representatives-that‘s exactly the opposite, of course, of today‘s taxes, known in some quarters as taxation with representation.
But as “New York Times” columnist, Paul Krugman, points out today, this time, the tea bagging is not a spontaneous uprising. The people who came up with it are a familiar circle of Republicans, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, both of whom have firm support from right-wing financiers and lobbyists. As well as Washington prostitute patron, Senator David Vitter, who has issued statements in support of teabagging but is publicly tight-lipped.
Then there was the media, specifically the FOX News Channel, including Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Both are looking forward to an up close and personal taste of teabagging themselves at events this Wednesday. But most amusing of all is Neil Cavuto, a member of the network‘s executive committee. Neil‘s online bio says he joined the network in July of 1996, three months before the FOX News Channel went on the air.
Cavuto, defending his network‘s proportion of teabagging said, quote, “We are going to be right in middle of these teabaggers, because at FOX, we do not pick and choose these rallies and protests. We were there for the Million Man March.
Can we roll that footage, the FOX News coverage of the Million Man March backing in October of ‘95?
Of course, the Million Man March occurred, as NewsHounds.org points out, almost a year before FOX News was on the air.
We can only speculate why widespread teabagging made Cavuto think of the Million Man March, unless he got them confused with Dick Armey. And in Cavuto‘s defense, if you are planning simultaneous teabagging all around the country, you‘re going to need a Dick Armey. News Busters
This is the contempt that the LSM has for the right in America. They insult us and they are disparaging toward us. They have lost any hint of objectivity. Can you imagine them treating anti war protesters like this? Imagine how they would have reacted if Cindy Sheehan and her band of rag tag morons had been treated this way by Fox.
Do you suppose you would ever hear the LSM treat Code Pink this way?
Of course not. They only have a dislike for the right and they will attack us any chance they get.
However, the good news is that MSNBC has a small audience. Nearly every show on Fox beats EVERY show at MSNBC in the ratings department and often single Fox shows beat all the MSNBC shows COMBINED. There is a reason that people do not watch morons like Olberdouche and Shuster and that is beacuse they are pathetic pukes who should be beaten with a bat. As a disclaimer, I am not inciting anyone to actually do that. I am only stating that they should be beaten, not that anyone actually do it. God knows we don’t want the LSM crying about hate speech.
But, if anyone beat them with bats I would not cry about it and I would certainly understand why.
It isn’t bad enough that Shuster has all the sexual references but he also lies. He claims that the people now protesting Obama did not say anything when Bush spent all that money.
First of all Bush did not spend the money and neither did Obama. The Constitution only allows Congress to spend it. Second of all, we did complain about the out of control spending during the time the Republicans were in charge. I will also point out that the tea parties (I have not heard the word tea bagging used by anyone but the media and a few morons who comment here) were not aimed at Obama. They were largely a right wing effort but there were a number of Democrats involved. These were aimed at government, both parties. These were a sign that we have had enough of all the spending and that the idea of our grandchildren paying the debt is appalling to us. And I will add that no matter what the tax rates were in the past raising taxes during a recession is stupid and will result in worse financial problems.
But, if Shuster wants to get picky, Obama has created a deficit that is many times larger than the one Bush left after 8 years and Obama has done that in 3 months. Obama is sending more than any president in history.
We have had enough and we are not going to take much more of this and we will continue to resist and to protest. As for the LSM, no one expects them to be objective. However, they might think twice about what they will say before venturing out into the crowds where they will have no protection. Though I know the people on the right are well behaved when they protest, you might have to watch for the right wing extremists. You never have to worry about left wing extremist groups at these protests. They prefer to fly planes into buildings.
We never have to worry about Olberdouche and Shuster because they are a couple of limp wristed bed wetters who would never go out where it might be dangerous. They are a couple of cowards. As for Anderson Cooper, he is a puss as well. The only place you will see him is covering protests against doing away with glory holes is San Francisco.
I am rather surprised that the likes of Shuster and the others knew what tea bagging was. They are liberals and liberals are like a batter with an 0-3 count.
Jan 15, 2009 Political
Barack Obama is getting ready to take a train ride through Delaware and Maryland on his way to DC for his coronation. He will pick up Gaffe-O-Matic VP Elect Joe Biden in his home state and make a stop in Baltimore. Obama and Biden will spend an hour at The War Memorial in an area designed to hold 30,000. The police expect 100,000. It is expected to be bitter cold and people will start being screened around 1100 (11 am) for the 1700 (5 pm) visit. The cost to the state of Maryland; around 11 million dollars.
The state had about a 1.5 billion dollar deficit last year and the Democrats raised taxes. Now we have a 2 billion dollar deficit and the state is spending 11 million for an hour visit from Obama. This is all taking place while the Governor reveals that he will be laying off state employees because he is incompetent and cannot run a state or a budget (yes you O’Malley you lop eared, beady eyed, liberal moron).
Keeping in mind we are on our way to a depression and that the Democrats who caused this mess (with the assistance of a lot of Republicans) are now completely in charge; how do you suppose they will act during the inauguration?
Why, spend, spend, spend, of course. The total event in DC will cost upwards of 70 million dollars and in addition to the millions it will cost Maryland, Virginia and other nearby states will bear the burden of costs related to the event as well.
A lot of the money is provided by donors of the sort that Obama swore would not be involved in the process but that is for another day. Regardless of how much he has raised for the shindig, there will be a lot of money spent on the event. I imagine that when all the nearby states are included, the cost to set up and to clean up as well as the additional security, the total will be near 100 million dollars.
One would imagine that the media and the liberals around the country would be up in arms about the expense especially when we are in the midst of economic collapse but they are on board. They want to attend the balls and the parties and be involved in this “historic” event. As Laurie Kellman of the AP relayed:
So you’re attending an inaugural ball saluting the historic election of Barack Obama in the worst economic climate in three generations. Can you get away with glitzing it up and still be appropriate, not to mention comfortable and financially viable?
To quote the man of the hour: Yes, you can. Veteran ballgoers say you should. And fashionistas insist that you must.
“This is a time to celebrate. This is a great moment. Do not dress down. Do not wear the Washington uniform,” said Tim Gunn, a native Washingtonian and Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc.
“Just because the economy is in a downturn, it doesn’t mean that style is going to be in a downturn,” agreed Ken Downing, fashion director for Neiman Marcus.
And if anyone does raise an eyebrow at those sequins, remind them that optimism is good for times like these. “Just say you’re doing it to help the economy,” chuckled good manners guru Letitia Baldridge
In the past the AP has stated that the inauguration was to extravagant and that it needed to be scaled down. Yes, we could buy food for the poor and health care for those who need it with all that money. Then again, this complaint was lodged when George Bush was the one taking the oath of office. Then, the AP complained about the cost and the extra security and how bad it was:
President Bush’s second inauguration will cost tens of millions of dollars — $40 million alone in private donations for the balls, parade and other invitation-only parties. With that kind of money, what could you buy?
■ 200 armored Humvees with the best armor for troops in Iraq.
■ Vaccinations and preventive health care for 22 million children in regions devastated by the tsunami.
■ A down payment on the nation’s deficit, which hit a record-breaking $412 billion last year….
The questions have come from Bush supporters and opponents: Do we need to spend this money on what seems so extravagant?
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, suggested inaugural parties should be scaled back, citing as a precedent Roosevelt’s inauguration during World War II. Newsbusters (first quote from this article as well)
This is what I have said about the left all along. If they are doing it then it is OK but if a Republican is doing it then the tribunals must start. Look at all the corruption that has been displayed by the left in the last 6 months or so. Tax evasion, corruption, bribes, pay to play, sweetheart deals for spouses and any number of other things but not one word on THEIR culture of corruption. Let a Republican fart and there are calls for resignation. William Jefferson was caught taking 90 THOUSAND DOLLARS in bribe money and the only way he was removed from the House was by the voters rejection of him. Nancy Pelosi did nothing. If you notice, it only seems to be the corrupt Republicans being tried and convicted.
But, back to Curious Barack and his inauguration. The articles cited demonstrate clearly what the MSM openly displayed during the last campaign and that is, they are the media wing of the Democratic party. They see the same things different ways depending upon the party of the person involved and they are so squarely in Obama’s gluteal region that they can see the bottom of his heart.
I hope the MSM enjoys the balls and the parties because this is probably the last joy they will have. Major newspapers are on the verge of collapsing and newsrooms are getting smaller. I say goodbye and good riddance. The only thing that would be better would be if Keith Olberdouche lost his job and I got to punch him in the mouth on his way out the door.
I can’t totally blame the liberals though. George Bush has become the facilitator in chief for these ass clowns by declaring a state of emergency in DC for the event. This means that unlimited taxpayer dollars will be available for the event. Yes, we will be forced to pay for this because President Bush decided to open the federal wallet. Can you imagine how Democrats would have reacted if he had done this for his own inauguration thus ensuring federal tax dollars to fund it? I can’t blame him for declaring the emergency though.
Obama is going to be the president and that means a state of emergency will exist for the entire country.
God help us.
Be sure to buy guns and ammo.