6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
A thoughtful intellegent response from the former Secretary of State to Couric's bumber sticker analysis of the Bush Administration's decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
The last public performance of the Beatles as a group was done on the roof of their company, Apple Corps in London, England. It's funny to watch the varied reactions of the crowd in this clip from their 1970 film, "Let It Be". Despite his naive political outlook and cookie-cutter sixties philosophy, John Lennon was a great talent and an inspiration to aspiring musicians around the globe. John plays lead guitar in this flashback from 40 years ago. The tune still rocks. Few groups today can match the understated performance and charisma of this supergroup of the era.
The way it was. Walter Cronkite leads with the story of the tragic death of John Lennon on the December 9th 1980 edition of the CBS Evening News.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
President Roosevelt's closing comments in his address before Congress and the nation "We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God."
Actual color footage of the Japanese attack.
Here is a tribute to the U.S.S. Oklahoma, one of the eight Battleships that were sunk on that day.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Dana Loesch and Hugh Hewitt take apart Democrat strategist Bob Beckel on Hannity's Great American Panel
Ever the reliable partisan and Democrat company man, Beckel is left in the unfortuante position of trying to defend the Obama administration's mishandling of the Wikileaks fiasco. "What can you do?" pleads Beckel about the distribution of classified documents over the Web by Julian Assange and cohorts.
As if to punctuate the Democrat's plaintive plea of, "What can be done?" about the public distribution of U.S. Government secrets over the Internet, Ann Coulter asserts, “America is a helpless, pitiful giant because democrats are in the White House.”
Monday, November 29, 2010
Canadian born actor Leslie Nielsen passed away on Sunday morning at a hospital near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Nielsen was best known for his abrupt career transition from serious leading man roles in Science Fiction and Crime drama roles to bumbling funnyman in hit comedies like Airplane, Police Squad and the Naked Gun. The eighty-four year old actor had been battling pneumonia for the past two weeks before succumbing to the illness. Nielsen's wife and friends were at his bedside at the time of his death.
Here is a young Nielsen as the leading man in the classic Science Fiction flick, Forbidden Planet.
The hilarious intro from the Police Squad series.
Leslie, appears in a cell phone commercial in Holland.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
One of the funniest Christmas movies ever made; National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Note the slow build to the famous Clark Griswold flip-out sessions. Clark gets a telegram from work announcing his enrollment in the not-so-coveted 'Jelly of the Month Club' in place of his much needed Christmas bonus.
Priceless lines: Cousin Eddie, "Clark, that's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year round." "That it is, Edward." replies Griswold, "That it is, indeed."
Here's the full Griswold in complete bombastic mode as Clark goes into his most hilarious rant about his cheap boss who stiffed the employees with a lousy 'Jelly of the Month' club subscription instead of the much anticipated Christmas bonus.
"...and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, d!ckle55, hopeless, heartless, fat-a55, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey sh!t
he is. Hallelujah! Holy sh!t! Where's the Tylenol?"
Herow! Uncle Sam and South Korea begin military excercises in the South China Sea in the wake of Kim Jung Il's unprovoked attack on his southern neighbor.
Maybe Kim Jong Il is Ronery:
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
More fun and games from the firm of Janet InCompetano and Associates. Texas Congressman Ron Paul talks with radio talker Alex Jones about the TSA's tacit admission of using harrassment and intimidation through groping of passengers to get the public into x-ray machines at airport terminals.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Amazing story from a young fellow who has been on the other side. Everyone is at their prime in Heaven says the youngster who describes meeting deceased relatives he never knew on Earth.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friends, whatever happened to the Fourth Amendment? The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The wording crafted by the authors of one of the world's most marvelous documents seems pretty straight-forward to me. Where's the probable cause that mandates a government official's obligation to grope around a traveler's genitalia simply because they are opting to board a commercial airliner for a long distance trip? Everyone wants security and freedom from worry in travel in the wake of 9/11, but the latest policy initiatives implemented by the TSA are way over the top.
Here is the full video of Tyner's close encounter with the TSA.
Here's what Red State has to say about Government at Work:
We cannot be perceived to be singling out a certain group. We must, therefore, waste time and resources using terrorism countermeasures against, you know, NON-terrorists. And we are to pretend that 90-year-old grandmas from Nebraska flew planes into buildings on September 11th.
Thirteen-year-old Cody Alicea of Stanislaus County California was told by school officials that he could not fly the Stars and Stripes on the back of his bicycle because the children of illegal aliens attending U.S. public schools in California were offended by his display of national pride.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
"You know damn well, which powerful Senators who run the United States Senate have been saying about Barack Obama for the past two years!" exclaims the host of Morning Joe. Toward the end of the video Scarborough says, "I sometimes will be sitting at home, the phone will ring and I'll pick it up and it's a Democratic chairman saying, 'Can you believe, what he (Obama) is doing today?'"
Friday, November 12, 2010
Poor SanFran Nan can't buy a friend after the record electoral washout of Dems on November 2nd. Obama's move for total health care takeover and partisan rags like Newsweek (Newspeak)have also taken a drubbing from the public.
Very interesting video interchange here between filmmaker John Ziegler, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer's characterization of the press being 'in love' with George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 elections is an absolute laugh out loud moment.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
James Oberg writes on the Mystery Missile Wasn't a Missile at All in Tech Talk. I am persuaded by the argument that what the CBS helicopter news crew saw and videotaped was only a commercial airliner's contrail under special viewing conditions.
There was no missile. There was no military oversight, or "oops" (accidental launch). It wasn't hobbyists or space commercializers or another country or cabal or terrorist cell. It was an ordinary phenomenon seen in unusual circumstances in a region where people had for years been trained to interpret cloud-streaks in the sky as missiles—and they were almost always right. Just not this time.The most impressive argument that airliner contrails can look like missile launches (and this video sure looked like one, to me and almost everyone else) is composed of videos where it's happened before.
Oberg enlists the contrails expertise of none other than “Cirrus Uncinus” (Curly Hooks) to make his case.
Here is a compilation of contrail anomalies left by airliners. Some of the trails look very much like the one made by the West Coast 'mystery missile'.
One fellow says it was US Airways Flight 808.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Are airline passengers now regarded as criminals in the TSA playbook? Radio host Meg McLain says she was singled out by TSA agents for daring to opt out of a search by a full body scanner. After yelling "opt out" to the other screeners in their cadre, McLain says that because of her voiced reservations regarding the full body scanner, TSA agents physically pulled her to the side, subjected her to humiliation before other travelers, cuffed her to a chair, and ripped up her airline boarding pass.
TSA screeners are able to avoid screening as shown in this news story.
In this video a security expert demonstrates how this aggressive search method can easily turn into groping and fondling.
The Airline Pilots Union is advising its members to not submit to full body scanning and is pushing back on the TSA's new enhanced and aggressive frisking methods.
Scott Ott writes regarding the TSA's strip-and-grope policy, "Without regard for threat potential, airline passengers of all ages can now be forced to make the choice between baring their nakedness before a federal agent, or getting a full-body fingertip groping by another federal agent. The advanced imaging technology (AIT) scanners — AKA strip-search machines — now stand watch in more than 65 airports nationwide, with their numbers set to grow by more than 40 percent at year’s end, thanks to your federal stimulus dollars.
The procedure is so humiliating and so invasive that even flight crews are rebelling. The 11,000-member American Pilots’ Association just received a letter from its leader decrying the humiliation, radiation danger, and ineffectiveness at deterring terrorism of this strip-and-grope regimen."
AirSafeNews reports that you do have recourse if you feel you have not been treated with dignity or respect during an encounter with the TSA.
(Call) attention to anything that you think is unnecessary or (have) a TSA supervisor or law enforcement official present. You can also file a complaint with the TSA, with the AirSafe.com complaint process.
The article notes that the ACLU has received complaints of several types of common abuses:
•Unnecessary groping of passengers’ breast or genital areas
•Humiliating experiences including for disabled or transgendered passengers
•Lack of privacy during pat-downs
•Lack of respect for religious requirements.
If you feel that you have not been treated in a fair and professional matter, you can contact the airline. If you like, you can stop flying and write a letter to the airline telling them why you're not going to be flying anytime soon.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Video of what looks like a missile launch reported to have occured 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. A KCBS news chopper was in the air at the time of the incident and took this footage which has since gone viral. No one is claiming credit for the launch of any asset. Some are saying that it might be a jet or merely an optical illusion. Fat chance that.
Has anyone thought of asking these guys if they're missing any missiles?
Or these guys?
Meanwhile in the latest development surrounding the airborne anomaly, the Pentagon says the Mystery vapor trail is not likely from a missile. Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan told reporters, "there is nothing at this time that leads the Department of Defense to believe this is a missile launch....The department and other U.S. government agencies with expertise in aviation and space continue to look into the condensation trail seen and reported off the coast of southern California on Monday evening," Lapan added.
Maybe the mystery vapor trail is from some kid's Fourth of July stash of bottle rockets, either that or somebody has a really fast weather balloon.
I've got to hand it to them for ingenuity, nothing to see here folks, just another mystery vapor trail forming a long arc in the sky and headed for space. I don't know, but that mystery vapor trail sure looks like a missile launch to my untrained eyes.
ZeroHedge has a good take on the official non-answer answer.
A. If you don't know what it was, how can you say it never posed a threat? Because it didn't hit a civilian aircraft?
B. No evidence it was a missile, but plenty of evidence that you have absolutely no intention of saying what it really was once you find out, that is unless you already know...
Monday, November 01, 2010
This is an election like no other in U.S. history.
Pray that God will lead this great land and that we will be that City on a Hill, a shining beacon of freedom in a darkened world.
Ronald Reagan said it well in his closing remarks before the first Conservative Political Action Conference in 1974.
We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so. The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia. In the days following World War II, when the economic strength and power of America was all that stood between the world and the return to the dark ages, Pope Pius XII said, "The American people have a great genius for splendid and unselfish actions. Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind."
We are indeed, and we are today, the last best hope of man on earth.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The woman that NPR, Newsweek, Katic Couric and the rest of the lying media love to hate addresses a large and enthusiastic crowd of Tea Partiers in the Mountain State.
NewsBusters runs a segment where Nina Totenberg and Newsweek's Evan Thomas, her co-panelist on Inside Washington, comiserate on the electoral Tsunami that is expected to overwhelm House and Senate Democrats this year. Fearing the worst from the "Tea Baggers" and other unwashed commoners as NPR commentators are fond of referring to them Totenberg laments, "I am already afraid, very afraid. I mean, it’s not like governance has been going great. I think we’ll, I don't know whether I should be afraid, but there will be gridlock."
Totenberg responded to a question posed by Gordon Peterson who quoted Obamaphile and erstwhile Democrat apologist Paul Krugman. "Nina, Peterson inquired, "columnist Paul Krugman says if the election goes as expected, his advice is be afraid, be very afraid. Should we take his advice?"
Peterson follows up with a question directed this time to Newsweek's Evan Thomas, "Evan, Krugman also says that future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America. You are a historian. You agree with that?"
Thomas replies, No, but they might look on it as kind of a joke. There is sort of a circus aspect to it that people, it’s become comic and a kind of a dark way."
Oh yes? Common people standing up in an election and voting "no confidence" in change that leads to Marxism, is a "sort of joke" and "a circus" to the esteemed "journalists" at NPR and Newsweek.
The arrogance of the Obama media is only matched by their sublime ignorance of what America stands for and who Americans really are as a people.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Republicans routinely drive the U.S. economy into the proverbial ditch while alternately sipping Slurpees and Lates', says Obama to dwindling crowds of supporters, again, and again and again and again. Who knew Slurpees and Lates' were the drinks of choice for pampered Republicans? Poor Dems, chides Obama to his audience, we keep digging cars out of ditches, and Republicans turn around and mash the petal on the way to the nearest moat.
Alas, the choice refreshment of the rich and privileged, has finally crossed the aisle. The good people at 7/11 say, "We really appreciate President Obama giving the Slurpee free publicity. (But), the Slurpee is bipartisan." And another drink of kings and captains of industry falls to the hoi polloi.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Nevada Voting Machines Automatically Check Harry Reid for Senate - Similar Voting Problems Reported In Other Areas
Not too surprising.
Fox5News in Las Vegas reports, "Some voters in Boulder City complained on Monday that their ballot had been cast before they went to the polls, raising questions about Clark County's electronic voting machines."
Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharon Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid's name was already checked.
Ferrara said she wasn't alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.
"Something's not right," Ferrara said. "One person that's a fluke. Two, that's strange. But several within a five minute period of time -- that's wrong."
Fox5News states, Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said there is no voter fraud, although the issues do come up because the touch-screens are sensitive. For that reason, a person may not want to have their fingers linger too long on the screen after they make a selection at any time.
Well, of course people's fingers are naturally going to drift over to the selection for Harry Reid on the ballot. - To me, it makes perfect sense.
But here's another wrinkle in the fabric. The Washington Examiner reports that Clark County's voting machine technicians are SEIU members. Clark County has the distinction of being home to 75% of Nevadans.
Mark Hemmingway writes in the Examiner, "there's absolutely no independently verified evidence of chicanery with the voting machines (yet), but it is worth noting that the voting machine technicians in Clark County are members of the Service Employees International Union.
The SEIU spent $63 million in elections in 2008 and is planning on spending $44 million more this election cycle -- nearly all of that on Democrats. White House political director Patrick Gaspard is formerly the SEIU's top lobbyist, and former SEIU president Andy Stern was the most frequent vistor to the White House last year."
Lest we digress into the realm of guilt by association, I'll concede that mistakes happen, and 'glitches' do occur but I don't draw much comfort from headlines around the country that read:
Man said he voted straight-party ticket and got opposite results
A Craven County voter says he had a near miss at the polls on Thursday when an electronic voting machine completed his straight-party ticket for the opposite of what he intended.
Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.
'They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,' Laughinghouse said. 'That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted.'”
When you can’t persuade voters Cheat
From Yuma County Arizona; 3000 voter registration forms were all dropped off at once by the one group on the deadline to turn in voter registration forms.
* Almost all of the registrations were for the Democratic Party, a statistical improbability at best.
* Today, these same 3000 newly registered voters — as a group — had papers dropped off at the Yuma Recorder’s office requesting to be signed up for the permanent early voters list… which means the ballots will be mailed early, with no accountability.
* The Yuma Recorder’s office is checking the voter registration forms and have found that already more than 65% of them are invalid due to the registrant not being a citizen, wrong/invalid address, false signature, etc.
We’d Better Win Big
It’s going to be a long week when the first two stories you see reflect just how big the “margin of cheating” is going to be this year.
And a blast from the past.
New ACORN effort is mobilizing voters, run by woman indicted for violating election laws
And now this from the IT sector via Dallas Observer Blog regarding touch-screen voting machines from Marketplace Tech Report:
J. Alex Halderman, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, regarding a similar incident that occured in Dallas, tells Marketplace Tech Report, "This is a known class of problems with touch-screen voting machines." Halderman elaborates on the problem in this radio interview,
"These machines just are not transparent. There is no way that to voter can observe the process of the votes being counted, and know that it was done correctly and honestly.
Researchers have found studying machines of this type that they can be reprogrammed. In fact I've done several studies of different machines like this and have reprogrammed them myself to demonstrate how fraud could occur.
But the bottom line is that if there isn't a paper record that people can manually count and audit, then it's entirely possible that fraud or even malfunctions like this could slip by undetected."
It was Josef Stalin who said, "I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how." Do you think Dems, in their bid to cling to power in light of the electoral Tsunami that is about to sweep them away next week, have ripped a page from the playbook of one of the world's most odious despots?
There are precious few things in life that are sacrosanct anymore; the integrity of the vote and the vote process is one of them.
Fox News producer Jesse Watters confronts Vivian Schiller, who refuses to appear on Bill O'Reilly's show after the fallout from her firing of Juan Williams. In this segment, Watters hits the exec with two of NPR's most memorable lapses in professional ethics and good taste. The video can be seen here.
Schiller denies that NPR commentators ever wished for "the evaporation of 4 million" Christians which would "would leave the world a better place.", or joked that if there were, "retributive justice" in the world, God could give Jesse Helms and his grandchildren AIDS from a blood transfusion.
The full impromptu interview and commentary can be seen here.
Monday, October 25, 2010
His lead dwindling to single digits against Marine and businessman Sean Bielat, Barney Frank gets hit with a new ad out this week saying, "The finances of millions of Americans (were) wiped out. Barney Frank betrayed our trust. Why would we support him again?"
Gateway Pundit points out, "going into 2007 Fannie and Freddie had never in history been allowed to purchase or finance sub-prime mortgages. But under pressure from Democrats in Congress (including Frank), they were granted this authority by regulators in September 2007.
Barney Frank is still adamantly opposed to legislation which would prevent any further federal bailouts of the GSE’s. For Democrats like Frank, continued control over Fannie and Freddie represents the effective nationalization of the entire mortgage industry. It’s a dream come true for those who wish to use the power of the federal government to implement their desired social and redistributive policies."
Frank Crimi writing in Thursday's edition of The American Thinker adds, "From his perch as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Frank led the congressional charge to pressure private bankers and government mortgage lenders Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to severely lower eligibility criteria for low-income home borrowers -- dangerous lending practices that led directly to the collapse of the subprime mortgage market in 2008."
In this memorable segment, Bill O'Reilly comes completely unglued with the chairman of the House Finance Committee, when Frank starts blame shifting for the cratering of Fannie and Freddie Mac in '08 on reliable Dem strawmen, George Bush and the Pubs. (Sounds like a Rock Group)
Toward the end of the shouting match, a much exasperated Barney Frank wheezes, "You don't listen at all, maybe you're too dumb to understand." "Oh yeah," parries O'Reilly, "I'm dumb, you're the brilliant guy, who presided over the biggest financial collapse in Federal history. I'm the dumb guy, you're the brilliant guy." says O'Reilly.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
A new campaign ad from GOP Senate candidate Sharon Angle highlights the newcomer's political savy. Angle successfully ties the vapid promises of Obama in 2008 with the destructive policies of Senate majority leader Harry Reid. Angle calls attention to the economic havoc that has gripped the Silver State since the last election.
A common story line drawn-up by the mainstream media on the Tea Party, is that its rank and file are ignorant, knuckle-dragging, racists while its candidates are crackpots. Michael Barone comments on Tea Party Neophytes Outshine the Dems’ Old Pros in National Review Online and spotlights GOP candidates who are riding the rising wave of support from the denizens of the grass roots movement. Barone says, "on so many points, I think the mainstream media have gotten it nearly upside-down. What strikes me about so-called Tea Party candidates — those with little or no political experience who have won Republican nominations by opposing the Obama Democrats’ vast expansion of government — is not that some of them are bumblers but that so many of them seem to have terrific political instincts."
You can help Sharon Angle retire Harry Reid here.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Having momentary reservations about airline passengers who appear to, “identify first and foremost as Muslims” as Juan Williams confided on The O’Reilly Factor last Tuesday, is a thoughtcrime according to NPR-National Politically Correct Radio. That sort of crimethink is especially heinous if the person harboring the notion is associated with a state sponsored media outlet like NPR. Williams admitted to Bill O'Reilly, (PC Radio Inc.'s nemesis), "When I get on a plane and I see people who are in Muslim garb, and I think you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims. I get worried. I get nervous." Williams also quoted the Times Square bomber who said in court last week, "the war with Muslims, America's war is just beginning. The first drop of blood. I don't think there's any way to get away from these facts."
Here is the segment that offended the oh-so-sensitive shills at NPR:
In the wake of the fallout generated by his ouster by government subsidized radio for the politically correct, Juan Williams told ABC's George Stephanopolus, "I always thought the right wing were the ones who were inflexible and intolerant. And now I've come to realize that the orthodoxy at NPR, if it's representing the left is just unbelievable to me. Especially for me as a black man. To say something if it's out of the box they find it very difficult. I think that they were looking for a way to get rid of me, that I was talking to the likes of Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity."
About NPR's attitude toward Fox News Williams spills, "I knew about their antagonism towards Fox. I knew they didn't like it....This current group (of managers) was getting really vicious and as I say, personal in terms of their animus. So I had a sense that they were, you know, looking for something."
While NPR continues to look for things to throw at Williams in the wake of his banishment, the outspoken author and social commentator has lent his voice to those calling for defunding of the decades-old drain on the public treasury. Regarding the taxpayer funded encumberance, The Daily Caller provides the latest narrative of Williams' message on Friday, when he told Fox and Friends, “If they want to compete in the marketplace, they should compete in the marketplace,...They don’t need public funds. I think that they should go out there. They think their product is so great, go out and sell the product.” - Indeed. Perhaps offering members novel fundraising products like, NPR lettuce wraps served up with tofu, soybeans and fresh regula would do the trick. (Naturally packaged in biodegradable containers of course)
Meanwhile, the 'bigs' back at the old NPR corral are really, really sorry. You just don't know how sorry they are. In an internal memo sent on behalf of NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller and later obtained by Fox News, Schiller apologized for the embarasment and inconvenience the Williams Kerfuffle has brought to NPR associates. In the memo, Schiller elaborated on a whole litany of pecadillos she says were committed by Williams, while he was tenured at NPR and painted a picture of the former commentator as an habitual problem employee. In all of the hubub generated by Williams ouster, the NPR President and CEO did have one regret, "We’re profoundly sorry that this happened during fundraising week." wrote Schiller.
Yes, a taxpayer subsidized organization, playing the role of poseur for free speech, the fifth estate and the advocacy of 'human rights,' summarily firing a high profile commentator and civil rights advocate like Williams, would tend to have a downward effect on NPR's seasonal, 'hit up the rubes for more money campaign.'
Noted Journalist and commentator Michelle Malkin weighs in on defunding NPR in the wake of its latest outrage when she quotes one of the nation's founders.
Thomas Jefferson famously opined: “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” NPR and PBS have no problem raising money from corporations and left-wing philanthropists, including billionaire George Soros, whose Open Society Institute just gave $1.8 million to pay for at least 100 journalists at NPR member radio stations in all 50 states over the next three years.
Not one more red cent of public money should go to NPR, PBS and CPB. Let the speech-squelching progressives and jihadi-whitewashing apologists pay for their own propaganda.
Great segment between the two men who are often at loggerheads with one another politically. After the outrage committed against him by NPR-National Politically Correct Radio, Juan Williams' stock has gone way up in my book.
Earlier in the day NPR CEO Vivian Schiller appeared before the media to address the organization's decision to fire Williams.
"We expect anyone who appears on our air either as a journalist or as a news analyst to conduct themselves according to our journalistic rules of ethics, wherever they may be. There have been several incidences where Juan has strayed from that line," continued Ms. Schiller, and we've had discussions with him. we've asked him to not do it again. This is not the first time quite honestly....his integrity as a news analyst has been undermined by the fact that he has expressed these very divisive views. This is not a reflection on his comments....Juan feels the way he feels that is not for me to pass judgement on. His feelings that he expressed on Fox News are really between him and his, you know, between he and his psycharist or his publicist or take your pick."
By off'handedly tossing out a comment like that, Ms. Schiller was implying that Juan Williams is either emotionally unstable and in need of psychiatric therapy, or is presently under the care of a psychiatrist. With this apparent violation of NPR's "rules of ethics" for journalists and news analysts, should Ms. Schiller in turn fire herself?
Andrew Breitbart comments: "Vivian Schiller describes Juan Williams' statement as 'very divisive views' and then says that they are 'not for me to pass judgement on'. How can she call his views divisive and at the same time not pass judgement on them?"
On the topic of journalistic "rules of ethics" the Washington Examiner found a 1995 segment where the NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg tells the host of PBS's Inside Washington that Helms, "ought to be worried about what is going on in the 'Good Lord's' mind, because if there's retributive justice he'll get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it.” Ms. Totenberg did not lose her job after making such heinous comments in a clear violation of NPR's purported "rules of ethics" for journalists and news analysts.
After worrying about what must be going on in the minds of her listeners and donors to NPR after making her 'psychiatrist' remark in connection to Juan Williams, Ms. Schiller had an apparent 'epiphany' and proverbial 'come to Jesus moment', when she issued this apology on NPR's blogsite, but not to Juan Williams personally.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
“I’m coming after you.” said a frustrated Steny Hoyer according to GOP contender Charles Lollar and others from Lollar's campaign. Hoyer was reportedly upset after losing a debate to GOP challenger and Marine Corps veteran, Charles Lollar. Despite denials from the Hoyer camp, the Congressman and fierce rival of fellow Dem Nancy Pelosi, reportedly "knuckle punched" his challenger in the back, not once but twice says Lollar and several others who were at the Charles County Chamber of Commerce candidate’s forum.
No worries shrugs Lollar reacting to Hoyer's plausibly petulant act, "I guess desperate times call for desparate measures, you would think that someone who would be seasoned and have the truth on their side, unless they don't have truth on their side, would not lend themselves to doing something like that. I have no ill feelings toward our current Congressman. I simply believe that sometimes you have a tendency in staying in places too long. You feel betrohed to certain positions of power. And you forget where you come from." About Hoyer's supposed threat to "come after" him Lollar responds, "I look forward to it, bring it on, I never met a Marine that didn't like a good fight." Hoo Rahh!
Here is Mr. Lollar's press conference held in Southern Maryland.
You can contribute to Charles Lollar's campaign here.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
See if you can guess which player has the role of SanFran' Nan. (Hint; look for the actress with the 'surprised' look, flying around on a broom that doubles as a taxpayer funded 757.)
You can learn more about John Dennis and donate to his campaign here.
Lest we forget, here's the Speaker of the House in another memorable media moment telling Jack Burns why she won't debate her opponent John Dennis.
Burns points out that Ron Paul debated all three of his opponents, and asks if the Speaker of the House willing to face her opponent in a debate. "Let me tell you what my priorities are to elect a Democratic Congress." riffs Nancy, "Time is Money for me." That's rich. Pelosi's push to spend billions for the failed and unwanted, 'stimulus package', not to mention the debt that taxpayers will be mired in for generations to fund the albatross known as ObamaCare certainly qualifies for the, her time is our money category.
Here, the author of Know your Power explains how unemployment helps stimulate the economy though the marvelous engine of government unemployment checks.
"Now let me say that unemployment insurance, we talk about it as a safety net this is one of the biggest stimuluses to our economy. Economists (Keynesian no doubt) will tell you, this money is spent quickly, It injects demand into the economy, and is job creating. It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name." says the sage from California's 8th Congressional District. Because again it is money that is needed for families to survive and it is spent. So it has a double benefit. It helps those who have lost their jobs. But is also a job creator. And for that reason, for those two reasons at least, it should be passed (Congress' recent measure to extend unemployment benefits) and I'm optimistic that it will."
Video and question, from Jack Burns http://www.psrenow.com/.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Ms. Bergmann is running to unseat Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen.
Of Bergmann NewsMax writes, "She has been demanding that Cohen debate her, but so far he’s turned a cold shoulder to those entreaties, apparently sensing his best chance of surviving a wave election is to ignore her existence."
Here's a new spin on the Obama's 2008 HopeyChangey mantra. Peter Corrigan is working to bring, change that really does makes a difference for the good of the 10th Congressional District of Ohio and the rest of the country! Whadda 'ya know? Here's a guy who has real world experience putting others on the payroll, not the welfare roll, and helping to prosper the country; not bankrupt it like the Democrats.
Corrigan's website plainly says, "If you know someone that works in the Insurance Industry, your sitting Congressman wants to eliminate their job. Who's next?"
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Mainstream media reporters act more like the Praetorian Guard than actual journalists. Watch as William Kelly peppers former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel with questions about the 'stimulus package', Emmanuel's residency in the Windy City and political paybacks. While all this is going on, you see the legacy media types get visibly annoyed with Kelly as they lob softball questions at Rahmbo. Finally, Jay Levine, chief correspondent for CBS 2 Chicago has had enough. He turns around and threatens WIND radio host and Big Blogs contributor William Kelly with, "Let him finish or I’m gonna deck you!"
Whoa! Stand aside Junior and let a real Journalist show you how it's done. First off, ya' ask a few, "How's it feel to be back?" questions and let whatever Democratic in front of the camera riff on some standard issue talking points like; "people want a change,...quality of education,... fresh beginning,... new start,..." blah, blah, blah; you know, give him a platform to stand on. Now, to frame your shot, your guy should have his shirt sleeves rolled up, with his suit coat slung casually over his shoulder, to show Bob and Mary SixPack watching back at home that he's a regular guy.
Now that's objective Journalism folks!
Gee, I never knew "hard hitting Journalism" involved, Marquis de Queensbury rules.
Think there isn't active collusion between the legacy media and the Democrat party? Think again. As Dana Loesch observes in Big Journalism, "This goes beyond objectivity; this is case of media aggressively protecting their investment."
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Christine O’Donnell, Republican Senate Candidate for the state of Delaware debuts CoonsTheTaxMan in a new ad shinning the big Hollywood-style spotlight on her Democratic opponent for Joe Biden's old Senate seat. Coons, who has been able to rely on the creative resources of Saturday Night Live to help run his campaign, is billed in CoonsTheTaxMan as the man who, "couldn't find enough taxes to raise." "Hide your will. Hide your lights. 'Cause he's taxing everything out of here." says the ad.
When the jokesters at SNL couldn't sink Christine's boat, the bigs at the DNC decided to try a new tack by dispatching SNL alum and now Democrat Senator Al Franken from Minneosota (The famous Stuart Smalley) to campaign alongside Coons for Biden's old seat. Further elevating O'Donnell's star in the Delaware Senate race, will be no less than President Obama himself, who plans to go on the stump in the First State with Veep Joe Biden as himself.
Democrat strategists say, "they want to keep O'Donnell on the radar" with the planned road trip into Joe Biden's old stomping grounds. Gateway Pundit opines, "I find the Washington Post’s contention that President Obama and the democrats are trying to “keep O’Donnell on the radar” rather curious considering the Christine O’Donnell-Chris Coons debate sold out in ten minutes!"
Hey, maybe the crew from SNL can come along for the ride too!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Laura Ingraham hosts Andrew Breitbart on her radio show where the two discuss the November election, unions and the growing irrevelance of the mainstream media who in Ingraham's words, "look down their noses at middle-America."
During the interview, Breitbart likens the ground tactics the Democrats and their union allies use to those employed by Saul Alinsky. "They accuse you of what they're doing to you." says Breitbart who notes the desperation of the unions on the eve of this election,"because they realize that election day is going to be Armageddon, because the jobs that are going to be lost are going to be ones within the government....especially with the SEIU, a huge percentage, I think it's over fifty percent of their workers are within the government and that is where they think the jobs will be lost."
Ingraham goes on to talk about SNL, saying the show is so "out of juice" that, "The only person they can villify at this point and satirize is Christine O'Donnell....That's how much of a threat, they think female conservatives are. First it was Sarah Palin, now it's on to Christine O'Donnell, and none of their so-called 'satire' is actually funny."
The best part of the video is watching Jan Schakowski's on-camera reaction when asked, "Who are the Democratic Socialists of America and what is Democratic Socialism?" Again, Schakowski follows up with a second retreat.
You can learn more about Representative Schakowski's opponent Joel Pollak here.
Bloomberg released results of polling data from likely voters who say they once backed Obama in 2008. The national poll conducted between October 7 - 10th for the publication showed that 4 of 10 likely voters who once supported Obama are either less supportive or don't support the post-partisan president at all.
An article published today at Bloomberg.com notes that fewer than half of likely voters approve of Obama's performance as president. Worse yet for the former community organizer from Chicago's south side, 6 in 10 of voters who are enthusiastic about voting this November 2nd say Obama has worsened the economy.
All is not gloomy however for two prominent figures in this administration. The article states that former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is viewed favorably by 64% of voters while First Lady Michelle Obama is viewed favorably by 62% of the electorate. Maybe this can be the Democrat's dream ticket in 2012.
Monday, October 11, 2010
In 2008, candidate Obama billed himself to the nation as the "post-partisan", "post-racial" politician. Now we can add "post-factual" to the list of Obama's superlatives. The president's top advisor David Axelrod appeared on Face the Nation to excoriate the Chamber of Commerce as a “threat to our democracy.”
During the interview, Schieffer played a laughable hit piece from the DNC filled with bumper-sticker sloganering claiming that Ed Gillespie and the lunatic left's favorite scourge, Carl Rove are "shills for big business" and are "stealing our Democracy."
After the ad claims that the Chamber of Commerce is "taking secret foreign money to influence our elections" Schiefer stops the tape shortly thereafter and points out, "the New York Times looked into the Chamber specifically and said that the chamber really isn't putting foreign money into the campaign." About the Chamber's budgeting regimen Schieffer notes, "They do spend heavily in politics, 25 million so far, they expect to spend 50 million. But this part about foreign money; that appears to be peanuts Mr. Axlerod. Do you have any evidence that's it's anything other than peanuts?" Axelrod's response to Schiefer is astounding for its sheer brazeness. "Do you have any evidence that it's not Bob?" replys Axelrod.
Welcome to the postmodernist world of today's Democrats, where facts don't matter, logic doesn't matter, they only stand as simple details to be brushed aside on the way to your message. In the mind of today's postmodernist, one simply makes an acusation, and whether or not it has merit, leave it up to the accused to take the bait and try and prove you're wrong!
Axelrod gives us the real reason he's on Face the Nation later in the tape when he says, "If the Chamber opens up it's books, and says here's where our political money is coming from here are the million dollar, two million, three million dollar contributions, we've gotten from this company or that industry, then we'll know. Until they do that, all we have is their assertion." (Just like we have Axelrod's assertion) The administration and the Democrats are in a full court press, to find out who the donors to the Chamber of Commerce are and how are they are spending their money.
Even the New York Times, hardly considered a friend to Republicans or Conservatives finds no foul here. Eric Lichtblau wrote in Thursday's edition of the Times, "there is little evidence that what the chamber does in collecting overseas dues is improper or even unusual, according to both liberal and conservative election-law lawyers and campaign finance documents. In fact, the controversy over the Chamber of Commerce financing may say more about the Washington spin cycle — where an Internet blog posting can be quickly picked up by like-minded groups and become political fodder for the president himself — than it does about the vagaries of campaign finance."
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Carl Rove responds to Obama and the DNC's latest attack ad against he and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Rove's response, "The White House was unable to backup its charge that the United States Chamber of Commerce was spending foreign money on political activities. This is a desparate political ploy by the White House to distract attention away from a failed economic policy from a jobless recovery, from terrible economic news last week, and from a failure of an Obama care proposal to gain popular support; and they're tossing out these baseless charges. The President of the United States accused the Chamber of Commerce and the Democratic National Committee in its new ad accuses Ed Gillespie and I of a criminal violation of our law by getting foreign money and spending it on a political campaign; and they have not one shred of evidence to back up that baseless lie. This is a desperate and I think disturbing trend by the President of the United States to tar his political advesaries with some kind of 'enemies list' with being unrestrained by any facts or evidence whatsoever."
As if to underline Rove's charge that the Obama administration is out to baselessly smear the Chamber of Commerce, Powerline covers the Democrats' campaign against the Chamber and David Axelrod's appearance on CBS in Desperate Times Demand Dispicable Conduct.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Ya' talk about yur classy. Jerry Brown's campaign's got 'dat in Aces. Brown called the Los Angeles Police Protective League last month to ask for its endorsement. In a voicemail he left for Scott Rate, a director at the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Brown fails to disconnect the phone after leaving a message for Rate. Jerry Brown can be heard on the tape, discussing with aides a strategy for locking down the endorsement of the LAPPL. Brown and his cohorts can be heard complaining that Meg Whitman made a "secret deal" with the league at which point one of the aides says, “What about saying she’s a whore?” Brown responds, “Well, I’m going to use that, it proves you’ve cut a secret deal to protect the pensions.”
The squall that ensued following revelation of the tape in Thursday's LA Times prompted a meek apology from the Brown campaign for, "salty language". Scott Rate is appalled by the remark and is not mollified by Brown's feeble apology. "It was absolutely shocking and unforgivable whether he thought anybody was listening or not." said Rate in the LAWeekly Blog.
And filed under "You just can't make this stuff up." Only one day after his campaign aide is heard calling Meg Whitman a 'Whore', Jerry Brown scores an endorsement from the California N.O.W.