Archive for 17 Apr 2009

Today’s reading list with a few comments interspersed. I’d like to do more analysis, but too busy as of late. Got a deadline looming. Gators up to my butt.

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Garofalo is a liberal idiot.

Straight up moron. She is the prime example of liberalism being a mental disorder. I put up with the bitch being on 24. Not anymore. Enough. FOX just needs to get rid of that stupid bitch.

She wouldn’t know racism if it was standing in front of her and thumping her on her ugly fat head.

Liberal actress says tea parties were racist

Liberal actress and political activist Janeane Garofalo, in all seriousness, said activists who attended tea parties are racists with dysfunctional brains in a recent prime-time television appearance.

Friendly Audience: Teabagging Network MSNBC Makes Deal With Napolitano; Only One Question Permitted on Extremist Report

As if they needed a deal from Teabagging, Inc.: MSNBC had only planned to ask one question. And that hard-hitting, probing question was to be:

Republicans are making political hay over this report, but really, it’s important we keep an eye on the rightwing crazies and it’s just transparently partisan for them to suggest otherwise, isn’t it?

Why isn’t this news? If this happened under Bush’s watch, you’d never hear the end of it. This would be spouted across every liberal rag and media outlet across the country. Hypocrites.

U.S. phone intercepts go beyond legal limits: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Security Agency intercepted Americans’ e-mails and phone calls in recent months on a scale that went beyond limits set by the U.S. Congress last year, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Citing unnamed intelligence officials, it said the NSA had engaged in “‘over-collection’ of domestic communications of Americans.” The sources variously characterized the practice as significant, systemic or unintentional, the Times said.

Mr. Obama… Please tell me what a ‘working’ American is

On tax day, when hundreds of thousands of people gathered at tea parties large and small, Barack Obama was making a speech about taxes. Not once did he mention the protests going on around him. Not once did he acknowledge that Americans across the country are fed up with his policies and the policies of all tax and spend politicians. Not once did he mention that the tax burden was too high for all Americans and that the debt he was leaving us will be crushing.

He hasn’t backed off of the AWB at all. The MSM says he has, but that isn’t what he said in Mexico…

You better pay attention people.

Full news conference transcript of Presidents Obama and Calderon

REPORTER: Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Mr. President, as well. President Obama, as a candidate for your office, you said that you wanted to see the assault ban weapon – the ban on assault weapons reinstated. Your attorney general has spoken in favor of this. Mexican officials have also spoken in favor of it. But we haven’t heard you say that since you took office. Do you plan to keep your promise? And if not, how do you explain that to the American people?

Now, having said that, I think none of us are under any illusion that reinstating that ban would be easy. And so, what we’ve focused on is how we can improve our enforcement of existing laws, because even under current law, trafficking illegal firearms, sending them across a border, is illegal. That’s something that we can stop.

And, President Calderón – I’m sorry, if I may – would you like to see this ban reinstated? And have you raised that today with President Obama? Thank you.

OBAMA: Well, first of all, we did discuss this extensively in our meetings. I have not backed off at all from my belief that the gun – the assault weapons ban made sense.

And I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the 2nd Amendment rights in our Constitution, the rights of sportsmen and hunters and homeowners who want to keep their families safe to lawfully bear arms, while dealing with assault weapons that, as we now know, here in Mexico, are helping to fuel extraordinary violence – violence in our own country, as well.

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Grab your ankles friends. The Democrats are running things and Teh One is steering the ship. Don’t let the tax day tea party end. It’s tax day every day. Fight the left tax and spend morons as well as those on the right. Cut government spending…FIRE Congress!

Michelle Malkin: Million Taxpayer March

Let’s use liberal math to calculate attendance at this week’s nationwide Tax Day Tea Party protests. When left-wing activists make crowd estimates, the algorithm is: six figures = one million. An incomplete survey of newspaper accounts and organizer estimates pegged the Tea Party protest population at a minimum of 250,000. We can now, therefore, officially call it the Million Taxpayer March.

Mona Charen: CNN Versus the Tea Parties

When thousands of people in all 50 states assemble to protest government policy, you might suppose that this is news. Not according to the coverage on the front pages of the Washington Post, New York Times, or the Wall Street Journal. The “tea party” rallies went unmentioned. In Washington, D.C., despite temperatures in the 40s and a driving rainstorm, about a thousand demonstrators assembled across from the White House. The front page of the Times found space for a big story with accompanying pictures of competing public demonstrations in Kabul, Afghanistan, but not a word about the American protestors.

The Sting, in Four Parts

WASHINGTON — Franklin Roosevelt gave us the New Deal. John Kennedy gave us the New Frontier. In a major domestic policy address at Georgetown University this week, Barack Obama promised — eight times — a “New Foundation.” For those too thick to have noticed this proclamation of a new era in American history, the White House Web site helpfully titled its speech excerpts “A New Foundation.”

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Nepolitano should be fired. If the Bush administration had so much as implied this against the left, we’d still be hearing about it. This is BS. Fire that bitch!

David Limbaugh: Homeland Security Slanders

There has been a lot of outrage over the Department of Homeland Security’s leaked summary report on “Rightwing Extremism,” but by far its most odious aspects are its implications that military veterans are fertile targets for radical, violent groups and that right-wingers are inclined toward racism.

Thomas Sowell: Magic Numbers in Politics

Words are not the only things that enable political rhetoric to magically transform reality. Numbers can be used just as creatively– and many voters are even more gullible about statistics than they are about words, apparently because statistics seem more objective.

It was my first time protesting. If the crap that is going on continues, I doubt it will be my last.

Not Something We Do?

The Tax Day Tea Parties may have been a surprise to some conservatives, but the groundwell is very real.

A few months ago, as bailouts were booming and budgets were busting, I wondered how long it would take for conservatives to actively respond.  Outside of the world of talk radio and opinion columns, I felt the American public needed a voice, a venue, and a vindication for the debt-multiplying and partisan-flaunting policies imposed upon us by our new president.  To my dismay, however, my questions were largely ignored.

Nicely said here. Anyone listening?

Obama flunks on social pathology

Social pathology: crack and heroin epidemics, family violence, out-of-wedlock births, abortion as “just another option,” alcoholic mothers having brain-damaged babies, violent and uncontrollable schools, constantly irresponsible and self-destructive behavior, endemic crime. Obama has seen that for twenty years in South Side Chicago, and it is well-established that social pathology is directly responsible for the failure of the “structurally poor” to rise out of their misery

The Planet Cools While Romm Burns

According to blogger Joe Romm of Climate Progress, websites and writers daring to question greenhouse gas orthodoxy are guilty of endangering the “health and well-being of countless billions of people.”  And in a surprisingly erratic response to recent criticism, the dangerous “deniers” this modern day prophet of doom singles out for suppression are American Thinker and its new environment editor.

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it…

Shilling for the Democrat Party can be stressful apparently

I kid you not:

“Journalists can experience powerful frustration and demoralization,” said Dr. Ochberg, “especially when they go literally to the ends of the earth and subject themselves to physical and emotional risk. And they realize that their job is to bring back information that only falls on deaf ears. All their work might just end up in flaming passion and no solution.”

DHS ignored civil-liberties lawyers’ warnings on report; Update: Senators demand data, explanation

The DHS pushed its report out on right-wingers in one hell of a hurry, according to the AP.  Internal reviews of the document showed concerns over potential civil-liberties violations before its publication, but DHS ignored them in order to quickly make the document public.  What was the rush?

JOHN LOTT: ABC’s Shameful ’20/20′ Experiment

Gun control advocates look desperate. Last Friday night, on April 10, ABC aired a heavily promoted, hour long “20/20″ special called “If I Only Had a Gun.” It is ABC’s equivalent of NBC’s infamous exploding gas tanks in General Motors pickups where NBC rigged the truck to explode. With legislation in Texas and Missouri advancing to eliminate gun-free zones at universities, perhaps this response isn’t surprising.

The show started and ended by claiming that allowing potential victims to carry guns would not help keep  them safe — not even with hundreds of hours of practice firing guns.

No mention was made of the actual multiple victim public shootings stopped by people with concealed handguns nor did they describe who actually carried out such shootings. Instead, ABC presented a rigged experiment where one student in a classroom had a gun. But sometimes even the best editors can’t hide everything the camera sees.

A Couple Must Reads…

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 in Conservatism, Truth

This is an absolute must read.

An Anniversary of Heroism and Shame

“Freedom is our goal!” roared commander Pepe San Roman to the men assembled before him 48 years ago this week. “Cuba is our cause! God is on our side! On to victory!”

Fifteen hundred men crowded before San Roman at their Guatemalan training camps that day. The next day they’d embark for a port in Nicaragua, the following day for a landing site in Cuba named Bahia De Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). Their outfit was known as Brigada 2506, and at their commander’s address the men (and boys, some as young as 16) erupted

Another must read:

Saving the Republic

“What can we do to win back our country?” Conservatives are asking themselves that question — with increasing urgency — every day.  They are desperately groping for a way to stop the twin avalanches of deficit spending and socialist programs that are hurtling down and shattering the once great mountain of a free republic that was the United States of America.