Thursday, September 17, 2009
In addition, he hopes to invite Taylor Swift and Kanye West over for another beer summit (Taylor will have to have a root beer).
The White House will also send pictures of Obama and a personal email out to every one of those fishy email addresses they collected last month.
They will also send autographed photos of Air Force One flying over New York out to every taxpayer with a cadillac health care plan.
The administration beleives that by all his appearances he will reach every single American; except for all those who oppose his plan or are sick of seeing him.
In an unrelated story, the White House believes any criticism of Obama for being a narcissist is unfair and probably racist.
Bush - Renewing the patriot act, humongous budget deficits
Clinton - Health Care, Ethic issues for appointments, Cap and tax environmental policies.
Reagan - Humongous budget deficits
Carter - Coddling central American dictators, Abandoning our European Allies, Appeasing our enemies, and protectionist economic policies.
But other than that, he should be a great president.
Now I've been to Florida before so I don't get top knock one out on this trip. But I am wondering.... Have I been to more states than ACORN has whorehouse field offices?
Comments are welcome.
The men arrested on the rape charges were Hofstra student Bedward, 21, Felipe, 19, and Jesus , 19, all of the Bronx; and Taveras.
All had been charged with five counts of first-degree rape.
Outside the jail just before 11 Wednesday night, Felipe said he wants to move on.
"I don't even have any hard feelings," he said. "I am happy to be alive. To be a caged animal when you are not guilty is the worst."
But he added, "I'm 19. I have my whole life in front of me, and suddenly it was all over. I was facing 5 to 25 years in jail."
As for what he's going to do next, Taveras was concerned about his job. "I'm going to try to get my job back. HR called me and left a message, but I never got it because I was locked up."
FYI (I edited out the accused full names)
No where in the article did the person leveling the false accusations get her name printed.
The good news is anytime someone wants to know something about these guys a google search will always bear this accusation. That probably works well for them with potential employers and dates.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Personally, the abortion debate bores me. I'm a ardent defender of life but rarely does anything new come up in the debate. The sides are so polarized, discussion seems like a waste of time.
However, Pouillon's death did have me rethinking the abortion issue in this regard.
Let me preface my point with some back up on other issues.
I believe in public viewing of executions. Not because I have a morbid fascination with death, but I believe if the masses can watch it, it can't be cruel and unusual. If they can't, they'll ban it. By keeping executions hidden from the public, it sanitizes the process. It's easy for someone like me to say "fry the bastard" but if I actually watch someone be electrocuted, I believe I could change my mind in a heartbeat.
The same holds true on the torture issue. If people can watch what goes on during interrogations, it can't be torture. I've watched several videos of waterboarding. None of them left me a vision in my mind I can't get rid of; hence, not torture.
Now, how do I relate this to abortion? Apparently, people have been upset with Pouillon because of the graphic nature of pictures he posted on his property. What could be so graphic about pictures of tissue and protoplasm?
In fact, I remember our high school biology lab having a baby pig in a jar filled with phemaldehyde as well as other pickled animals. We had two dissection projects in our class; a rat and a frog. We even got to name said animals (our group won a prize for Rat Scratch Fever). In addition, we got to see cancerous lungs versus a healthy lung.
Here's an idea! Why don't we put the remains of fetuses in various stages of development and have the kiddies in AP biology perform dissections on these remains? I mean c'mon, we've already concluded that these aren't even humans so why let all that mess go to waste? Kids will be amazed to cut open remains to see little hearts, lungs and stomachs.
Even better, take the remains and put them in jars with phemaldehyde. Kids could get a great biology education by seeing the development of a fetus at 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6 months.
How does that make your stomach feel?
Now, keep that vision in your mind and answer the question......... is that fetus or a life?
Hence the case for the racist bomb. It's apparently out in democratic talking points since Mo Do, Jimma Carter, Chuck Todd, the House rebuke of Joe Wilson are all avoiding debate by dropping the "you're a racist charge".
On Real Clear Politic's site, almost half of the articles are on the racism charge.
The fact is liberals can't defend their governance. I mean c'mon, how do you defend Detroit? The Washington DC public schools? California? And now we're seeing the implosion of the global warming debate, health care, ACORN et al.
The fact is there were plenty of criticisms of The Billary's health care debacle. I guess the fact that BJ was our first black president was latent, but hidden, racism.
The fact that the country elected a black president off of the heals of a president who was criticized incessantly only hurts Obama. It makes him look week; as though he needs affirmative action aid from his minions.
Besides as Kanye might say if he yanked the microphone from me "It's just not fresh man".
“The real reason we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal,’ ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,’ and ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.”
Instead of President Obama addressing school students across the nation, he might have accomplished more by focusing his attention on the educational rot in schools in the nation's capital. The American Legislative Exchange Council recently came out with their 15th edition of "Report Card on American Education: A State-by-State Analysis." Academic achievement in no state is much to write home about but in Washington, D.C., by any measure, it approaches criminal fraud. Let's look at the numbers.More......
Only 14 percent of Washington's fourth-graders score at or above proficiency in the reading and math portions of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test. Their national rank of 51 makes them the nation's worst. Eighth-graders are even further behind with only 12 percent scoring at or above proficiency in reading and 8 percent in math and again the worst performance in the nation. One shouldn't be surprised by Washington student performance on college admissions tests. They have an average composite SAT score of 925 and ACT score of 19.1, compared to the national average respectively of 1017 and 21.1. In terms of national ranking, their SAT and ACT rankings are identical to their fourth- and eighth-grade rankings -- dead last.
Washington's political and education establishment might excuse these outcomes by arguing that because most students are black, the schools are underfunded and overcrowded. Let's look at such a claim. During the 2006-07 academic year, expenditures per pupil averaged $13,848 compared to a national average of $9,389. That made Washington's per pupil expenditures the third highest in the nation coming in behind New Jersey ($14,998) and New York ($14,747). Washington's teacher-student ratio is 13.9 compared with the national average of 15.3 students per teacher, ranking 18th in the nation. What about teacher salaries? Washington's teachers are the highest paid in the nation, having an average annual salary of $61,195 compared with the nation's average $46,593. Despite the academic performance of Washington's students, they have a graduation rate of 61 percent compared to the national average of 70 percent. That suggests the issuance of fraudulent high school diplomas.
Currently, Washington, D.C. has an Opportunity Scholarship Program, which allows qualified low-income families to claim up to $7,500 per student toward a private education of their choice. Obama's Democratic Congress, acting on the behalf of the education establishment, has killed the program and there's the possibility that the 1,700 students currently enrolled will have to return to D.C. public schools.
The staunchest opponents of school choice are hypocrites. They want, demand and can afford school choice for themselves but for others not so affluent school choice it is a different matter. President and Mrs. Barack Obama enrolled their two daughters in Washington's most prestigious Sidwell Friends School, forking over $28,000 a year for each girl. Whilst senator from Illinois, the Obama's enrolled their girls in the University of Chicago's Laboratory School, a private school in Chicago charging almost $20,000 for each girl. A Heritage Foundation survey found that 37 percent of the members of the House of Representatives and 45 percent of senators in the 110th Congress sent their children to private schools. Public school teachers enroll their own children in nonpublic schools to a much greater extent than the general public, in some cases four and five times greater. In Cincinnati, about 41 percent of public school teachers send their children to nonpublic schools. In Chicago it is 38 percent, Los Angeles 24 percent, New York 32 percent, and Philadelphia 44 percent. The behavior of public school teachers is quite suggestive. It's like my offering to take you to a restaurant and you find out that neither the chef nor the waiters eat there. That suggests they have some inside information from which you might benefit.
The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.
Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said the White House signaled that it would insist on open dealings with Internet users and, in fact, should feel obliged to disclose that it is collecting such information.
"The White House has not been adequately transparent, particularly on how it makes use of new social media techniques, such as this example," he said.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Gibson: HAHAHAHAHA. HEHEHE. I didn’t even know about it. Um. So, you’ve got me at a loss. I don’t know. Uh. Uh. But my goodness, if it’s got everything including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it this morning.
Roma: This is the American way!
Gibson: Or maybe this is just one you leave to the cables.
Roma: Well, I think this is a huge issue because there’s so much funding that goes into this organization…
Gibson: I know we’ve done some stories about ACORN before, but this one I don’t know about...
Roma: Jake Tapper did some blogging on it. I know he’s blogged at least once on this scandal.
Gibson: You guys are uh really up on the website.
Gibson, as NB's John Stephenson and P.J. Gladnick noted in September of last year, as a result of his interview with GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, twisted her words, with the help of selective editing, to portray her as some kind of out of touch, excessively religious, militaristic rube.
With the above interview, no editing is required. Who's out of touch now, Charlie?
HT Tom @ Newsbusters
The hits keep coming
Because it's clear that American don't know where the president stands on anything.
It’s going to be awfully hard to avoid President Obama on television this Sunday.
The president is going to appear on five Sunday talk shows – five – to press his case for health care, White House officials disclosed. That is a presidential record.
Mr. Obama is going to appear on This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC. And Meet the Press on NBC. And Face the Nation on CBS. In between, he is going to sit down for interviews on CNN and Univision. (Fox News didn’t make the cut).
Newsmakers in the past have managed to pull of the unlikely feat of hitting the big three Sunday interview shows on CBS, NBC and ABC. But this is a presidential first.If there’s one thing this White House doesn’t seem worried about, it is that Americans will get tired of seeing President Obama. His talk-show marathon will come after the speech on Wall Street today and a rally in Maryland later this week.
There is something wrong with Charlie Rangel. Either he did not notice that he was worth about twice as much as he said he was -- which is downright worrisome in a congressional leader -- or he thinks that he's above the law, which is downright worrisome in a congressional leader. I was with Rangel on election night last year and heard him speak eloquently about what it meant for a black person to become president of the United States -- my God, who would have thought this day would ever come? -- and he moved me to tears. So I don't think age has muddled his brain. He is sharper on a bad day than most people on a good one.
But he suffers from the degenerative disease called Congressional Sclerosis. Its symptom is the belief that the rules, especially the petty ones, no longer apply to you. This happens over time. It comes with seniority and a sense of victimization that combine to produce the onset of entitlement for goodies to which, in the course of things, you are not entitled. All this is abetted by the righteous belief that everyone else is making money and taking private planes and dipping their tootsies in the balmy Caribbean on a given February Friday -- and so why can't you? You have the power and the staff -- just look at all those people! -- and flunkies who will hold the elevator for you, pick you up at Reagan National Airport and on the other end at La Guardia -- and you ought to have some commensurate luxuries. This is only right.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Now, read this passage and tell me how one word makes this a total democratic talking point......
Add to that the absence of Obama from the top of the ticket, which could reduce turnout among blacks, liberals and young people, and the likelihood of a highly motivated GOP base confused by the president's proposed health care plan and angry at what they consider reckless spending and high debt.
Seriously? If these clowns really want to pass themselves off as "objective" journalists, who's really "confused"?
The survey found that 63 percent of the respondents thought the information they get from the media was often off base. In Pew Research's previous survey, in 2007, 53 percent of the people expressed that doubt about accuracy.
The findings indicate U.S. newspapers and broadcasters could be alienating the audiences they are struggling to keep as they try to survive. Pew Research didn't attempt to gauge how shrinking newspapers, reduced staffs and other cutbacks at news organizations are affecting people's perceptions, although the reductions probably haven't helped, said Michael Dimock, an associate director for the center.
The financial problems mainly stem from a steep decline in the ad sales that generate most of the media's revenue. Newspapers' print editions have been losing readers to the Internet, and broadcasters' audiences are fragmenting in an age of cable TV and satellite radio.
Newspaper ad sales plunged by 29 percent, or nearly $5.5 billion, during the first half of this year, according to the. TV ad revenue on broadcast stations dropped by 12 percent, or nearly $3 billion, during the same period, according to the Television Bureau of Advertising. Radio advertising fell by 23 percent, or $2.3 billion, according to the Radio Advertising Bureau.
The budget squeeze "means facts don't get checked as carefully as they should," according to The New York Times., executive editor of
Actually Bill, I think that statement is incorrect on it's face. I believe your fact checking is just as good as it's always been; which is horrible. It's just that now, there's a medium above traditional news organizations able to do stuff like, 'um, google searches, to call you out.
Over at Big Hollywood, they discuss the meaning of this trend
In recent days and weeks three major news stories have broke here online, at Fox News or the Washington Times; everywhere but the mainstream media. Worse still, as the stories unfolded, the media willfully ignored them until, much to their embarrassment, they were forced to give grudging coverage only after official action — in the form of a resignation (Van Jones), reassignment (the NEA) or dismissal (ACORN) — occurred that could no longer be ignored.
Mainstream news outlets have been caught off guard before, but they used to play catch up. Today they play “hide the ball.” For as long as I’ve been politically aware the media’s been biased, but willfully ignoring a major national news story at great cost to their credibility and relevance is a new low. So what changed?
Ironically enough, scrutiny and accountability is the cause of much of the media’s increasingly disgraceful behavior.
Once trailblazer media watchdogs like talk radio, The Media Research Center and Bernard Goldberg were joined with the awesome power of the Internet and Fox News, the media’s sins of omission and commission could no longer be hidden from the general public, or denied. This gave the Fourth Estate two options. They could either: A) Clean up their act and do their jobs honorably … or B) Surrender their fig leafs of objectivity and run amok as the ideologues they really are.
Doing their jobs honorably would mean a setback for the Leftist cause, and so they chose B.
The good news is that this appears to be a suicide run.
Read the rest.........
Remind me again. Who's responsible for unqualified people getting home mortgages?
The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute.
Rather than reminding the women that prostitution is dangerous and illegal and advising them to change their careers, counselors at the social-services group shockingly offer suggestions on how they can launder their earnings.
"Honesty is not going to get you the house," a loan counselor at the offices told two activists posing as a mortgage-seeking pimp and prostitute.
"You can't say what you do for a living."
It's a sad defense when someone offers up the defense that he didn't "intentionally" deceive.
Let's face it, whether you are conservative, moderate or liberal, Democrat or Republican, if you are rational and fair, you should agree: Congressman Joe Wilson, South Carolina Republican, was rude, obnoxious and offensive when he shouted out at President Obama during Wednesday night's speech before a joint session of Congress, "You lie."
He was also wrong.
Even if President Obama's claim was not true that his health care programs excluded illegal aliens, that does not make it a "lie." Lying requires intentional deception - not accidental or careless falsehoods. "To lie is to state something that one knows to be false," according to Wikipedia. Lying is a "false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive, an intentional falsehood," according to Dictionary.com.
But look, right there on Wiki is an entry on Smoot Hawley.........
A full-blown trade row erupted between the US and China after Beijing accused Washington of “rampant protectionism” for imposing heavy duties on imported Chinese tyres and threatened action against imports of US poultry and vehicles.
Trade relations between two of the world’s biggest economies deteriorated after Barack Obama, US president, signed an order late on Friday to impose a new duty of 35 per cent on Chinese tyre imports on top of an existing 4 per cent tariff.
Once again, what do these ivy leaguers learn in their liberal study curriculum because it isn't economics?
When I was in the eighth grade, I went to a school dance with Kelly Rovner. People told me I was out of my league, yet I built up enough courage to ask her to the dance. Our evening was going well. I executed the gameplan to perfection....a nice pre-dance meal at Pizza Hut, carefully using all of my pre-rehearsed lines, I was even holding my own on the dance the floor. As the night reached it's conclusion, I reveled in actually pulling off what many had thought impossible: a succesful date with one of the 10-15 best looking 13 year-olds in the school. I also considered my move. Me being 13 and not well versed in the art of making advances on girls (a trend that would continue deep into adulthood), I selected "grab her butt" among the various playcalls in my final-song-of-the-night gameplan. As "One More Try" by Timmy T blared across the gym, I grabbed my handful and waited for her response. After a brief delay, it came: a full-on, toe-first, direct-contact kick to my balls that sent shockwaves throughout my entire body, and amounts of pain that if I think hard enough, I can still feel.
I felt exactly the same way as I watched Brandon Stokely tiptoe the sideline today at PBS.
Of course I can't gloat a whole lot. Being a Bears fan I was looking forward to watching them play with a real quarterback for the first time since leather helmets disappeared. I didn't realize that Jay Cutler was hurt and they replaced him with Rick Mirer, Jim Miller, Bob Avellini, Vince Evans, Steve Fuller, Doug Flutie, Peter Tom Willis, Cade McNown, etc.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Of course, when you live in Cincinnati, you don't really get to watch NFL football; you get to watch a pile of dung the Brown family calls NFL football.
So thanks to the 65,000 plus assortment of mental midgets, ding dongs, derelicts and other losers who sold out the game today. Because of you, I had no choice today but to mow the lawn and clean out the garage.