Friday, August 28, 2009
Still think there's actual journalism happening out there? I would argue that the closest thing to balanced, unbiased journalism happens in the Wall Street Journal and few other print rags. J-school frankly gets a very big part of the responsibility for this. From personal experience I can tell you J-school is severely biased toward the Democratic Talking Points angle.
Get your news from the WSJ, and weight your internet noodling with balanced sites - NOT just the sites that feed you the red meat you crave.
The Democrat boy's club also known as the Main Stream Media buried the story, and in fact tried to make Dan Rather some kind of victim. The victim, of course, was George W Bush whose military career was besmirched by the falsification of documents by Mary Mapes and the overlooking of this fact by Dan Rather. Bush was painted as a coward who pulled strings to avoid going to Vietnam. Journalistic malfeasance of the highest order. It nearly won the presidency for (gulp) John Kerry.
Even worse it has come to light, and has been recently reported by Bernard Goldberg, that Mapes new that Bush actually volunteered to go to Vietnam.
"Mapes had information prior to the airing of the September 8  Segment that President Bush, while in the TexANG [Texas Air National Guard] did volunteer for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots. For example, a flight instructor who served in the TexANG with Lieutenant Bush advised Mapes in 1999 that Lieutenant Bush “did want to go to Vietnam but others went first.” Similarly, several others advisedMapes in 1999, and again in 2004 before September 8, that Lieutenant Bush hadvolunteered to go to Vietnam but did not have enough flight hours toqualify."
Thanks MSM for further proving that journalism is dead in your realm.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
They edited the video only to show the lower half of his body. Each time the camera tilted up they cut out of the shot. The problem of course is that the man's skin color didn't fit the narrative.
He was black.
Remarkably, (not so remarkably really, MSNBC has to be run by complete idiots) they used this clip to launch into a discussion about white racism against the black president.
I no longer blame MSNBC for their indiscretions I can only blame whatever few people watch this dreadful waste of good oxygen and bandwidth.
If you watch MSNBC and can't see what dreck is being spoonfed to you, you are a melonhead. A complete melonhead.
Friday, August 14, 2009
The Obama "supporters" in this photo do so with pre-fab signs and while getting paid $15 an hour. They got bussed in to Obama's New Hampshire speech and are showing up at many protest sites to intimidate the dissenters. In one case the SEIU thugs were called in to beat up a man handing out bumper stickers. By the way, this man happened to be black.
The LA Times, normally a staunch voice for liberal causes provided this photo and this story describing the astroturfing going on to race this health care bill through before anyway can interpret what it says.
Barack Obama has never gotten out of campaign mode and thinks the gullible electorate will swallow virtually anything he says about anything, providing he throws enough money at it.
She could have sidestepped the need for a brash reaction by simply saying: "Did you mean president Obama?" Which of course the translator meant.
Now Clinton thinks it's great international diplomacy to suggest our presidential elections are fixed:
"Our democracy is still evolving," Clinton said. "You know we had some problems in some of our presidential elections. As you may remember, in 2000 our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of one of the men running for president was governor of the state. So we have our problems too."
Nice. And some people have had the nerve to suggest Hillary would be an improvement over the very intelligent, and nothing-but-class, Condi Rice.
Condi for President in 2012.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
No more. The number of tin foil hat - global warming - quick give us cap and trade - idiots out there extends easily into our most intelligent class of individuals - politicians.
This one is from Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Stabenow who insists we race ahead unbridled to embrace a cap and trade legislation bill that will increase energy costs by 90% within 5 years of its enactment, and promote the net loss of 2 million jobs in the energy sector - all to defeat a global warming threat that is both false and therefore certainly not anthropogenic.
"Climate change is very real," she confessed as she embraced cap and trade's massive tax increase on Michigan industry - at the same time claiming, against all the evidence, that it would not lead to an increase in manufacturing costs or energy prices. "Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes."
Sorry Deb hurricanes have been both less frequent and less powerful in recent years and of course here we are in mid August 2009 - not one hurricane or tropical storm yet.
Now because you "fly" and apparently you think the great unwashed in your district don't partake of such an activity, you've given insight into global warming that I'm sure all your constituents appreciate. That would be those that can't read, watch television, hear a radio or have a brain larger than a walnut.
Did anyone see Deb carrying a casserole to the latest MENSA picnic? Neither did I.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
He thinks representative government is a bone you throw to the masses. But heaven forbid if you question anything he says. The first amendment - that's the freedom of speech one - means nothing. He'll sick the data collectors at email@example.com on you. A permanent record of your message, and anything reported about you - true/false or exaggerated will be kept in the Congressional record.
He thinks people who support him should "get up in peoples' faces" and " punch back twice as hard". This great advice has resulted in a black man being struck down at a rally, kicked in the back and face by 3 members of the SEIU union and called a n***er. Obama the "Great Divider" has not, to put it mildly, advanced the public discourse.
Obama, sadly, is muffing the chance to use his political capital and good will to actually reform health care. He is turning it into an "us vs. them" topic and telling working class Americans that they shall have no voice. Obama's lack of political experience, bad "Chicago way" tactics, and massive ego are bringing him and our country down.
Can you imagine what the media would do if the Bush administration had done or said any of the things Obama and minions have said or done just in the last week?
Friday, August 7, 2009
News Flash! Democratic controlled Senate Ethics Committee exonerates Democratic Senators Dodd and Conrad!
This pretty much signals the death of any semblance of neutrality in journalism. AP supplies boilerplate newsprint filler to the vast majority of newspapers in America. If you've noticed that your local paper has been moving pretty left the last couple of years, wait a few weeks, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.
AP, itself a not-for-profit enterprise, identified the four organizations as "civic-minded" nonprofits. They also all have decidedly liberal sponsors. A cursory glance at the "independent" news shops reveals their reliance on left-tilting patrons such as the Knight Foundation and leftist donors such as financier Herbert Sandler and currency speculator George Soros.
Sandler and his wife, Marion, founders of ProPublica, are generous givers to Democratic candidates and left-wing causes including the Center for American Progress and ACORN, the ethically-challenged radical action group. Soros, an early backer of CPI as well as the radical MoveOn.org, poured tens of millions into attacks on President George W. Bush.
Enjoy waking up to your local version of The Democrat Talking Points Bugle. Game over.
This might be the one that causes me to check out the New Zealand real estate pages.
This honorable gentleman is chairman of the "House Oversight and Government Reform Committee". He's minding the store!!
"A leading Democrat in the House of Representatives who has rebuffed Republican efforts to subpoena records of a mortgage program for favored borrowers at Countrywide Financial Corp got home loans from that lender, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Representative Edolphus Towns, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, obtained two loans from Countrywide, which was bought last year by Bank of America, the newspaper said, citing information from the lawmaker's mortgage documents."
Barbara Boxer is irate that we dare question the politicians about government policy. The White House has a new "snitch" line so you can report people who are questioning the administration's healthcare plan.
Honestly, Obamaniacs, is this the type of government you were expecting when you signed on to Hope and Change? Be honest with yourself. Check out the facts, put down the KoolAid and get real. It's a totalitarian government disguised as "change".
Here are a few more names to Google: Charles Rangel, Chris Dodd, William Jefferson, John Conyer's wife. That's a starter list. Check back with me later and tell me you still want to be a Democrat.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Crush American cars and replace them with foreign models and do it with American taxpayer money. What's not to like....if you're from Korea or Japan.
One bright note, the lone American company in the top five is Ford, the only American car company that did not beg for bailout money from the government. And from the interviews that is apparently the reason that people are choosing Ford.
Oh, and the environmental impact of this program is negligible if not actually negative.
Eventually someone will do an exhaustive investigation of all the ridiculously inane aspects of this law and discover how monumentally stupid it is on all levels. It will become the brunt of jokes and in fact will be used to describe any future government boondoggle...no wait - it will actually be used to replace the term "government boondoggle".
"Government run healthcare? No thanks, that's probably just another cash for clunkers if you know what I mean."
"It appears that the shooter in the murders in Pennsylvania was motivated by the results of the election."
How do they know this I thought? A blog that the killer kept outlined his plans, emotions etc for the last 8 or 10 months. Robin Roberts the ABC anchor asked the reporter on site "Well what motivated the murderer?" She clearly wanted to get at the right-wing nutjob's racial hatred quickly.
The reporter apparently didn't get the message. He went on to outline (with supporting text on the screen) the diary entries of the murderer. He was lonely. He bought guns. He couldn't find a girlfriend. He was nervous. He aborted his plan once. He didn't think he was ugly. He liked lifting weights. Where was the Obama hate? Where was it?
Finally a quote from the blog referencing the election. "I've been following the election it seems to be getting alot of attention this year."
That's your racist murderer quote? That's it?
That was it. No further quotes detailing his plans to avenge the election or whatever they wanted us to believe. They wanted this to be a race story and it clearly wasn't. It was the tragic story of a deranged loner who killed white women at a dance class. Not exactly election revenge stuff.
Shame on ABC. They owe the viewing public an apology for that misleading, race baiting story.
Racism in America? You bet. It's in the mainstream media.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
"Keep your own doctor", "Keep your current plan" that's the mantra from Obama and minions during this race to pass a new sweeping health care bill. One simply can not have that with a government "single payer" program. Are we being lied to for the sake of blowing another huge, expensive, socialist style program by us. Yup.
The white house ran out some spokespeople today to say that the video wasn't accurate. What's not accurate? It is a videotape segment of Obama clearly speaking in his own words. Is the White House suggesting that Obama's words don't matter?
I think that's exactly what they're saying.
Wanna feel 1984ish Big Brother creepy? Check out this video where the White House tells us all we need to know. Don't listen to all those other terrible people! We know best. Hugo Chavez must be pulling these strings.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
1. We're giving money to throw cars into the scrap heap (yes they must be destroyed) - an environmental waste of epic proportions. Most of these cars, we will find, could have been on the road for many more years of usefulness. 18mpg or not, this is horrible waste.
2. We are taking $4500 per car of taxpayer money (almost double that when we pay off the Chinese for the loans), and there is absolutely no guarantee that they will buy products from the government bailed out American companies GM and Chrysler. Or from Ford for that matter, as they only have 2 hybrid models. My guess is most people will buy the high mpg cars from Toyota, Honda, Nissan etc. Money borrowed from foreigners, double debt service taxes from Americans, to buy mostly foreign cars. In the name of smaller carbon footprints and economic stimulus? BS.
3. And like most government programs it is poorly designed and poorly executed - dealers are on the hook for the money while the gov't figures out how to distribute it. The solution, by the way, as of yesterday is to triple the amount of money available. Someone find out just how much of the cost goes to "administering" the plan.
Oh yeah, I want government run healthcare.