Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The media cesspool

Here's a recent press report mentioning Robert Menendez (D, Underage Latin Hookers).......

The Miami Herald is reporting that the FBI on Tuesday night raided the office of a doctor whom news reports have linked with embattled Sen. Robert Menendez.......................
Here's my question. What the hell makes this guy "embattled"? Not one media outlet has confronted this derelict about this accusation. In fact, he's doing Sunday morning news shows where the subject isn't even brought up.

Long ago, I lost my naivete about the media's "fairness" meme. For years, I would get frustrated with reporters' inability to ask the obvious follow up question. Now they won't even ask the obvious initial question.

Take the gun control issue. Did one reporter ask the President to look at those kids he hid behind and challenge him to tell those kids that if his law was passed another Sandy Hook would never happen.

How is it that in the Manti Te'o mess not one reporter thought that talking to his girlfriend's family might be a good story.

Or how about an Ambassador being assassinated in a foreign land, and the Secretary of State just flips it aside as "what does it matter?".


If you wonder why people aren't buying newspapers anymore. Look at your business model. 20 pages of the latest Lindsey Lohan gossip was consumed days ago on E!

Morningland Dairy raided and another family business destroyed 01/25/13

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Who did he vote for? #01843

Meet Tyrone Freeman. Why is Mr. Freeman in the news?

A onetime rising star in national labor circles who headed California's biggest union local was convicted Monday on federal charges that he stole tens of thousands of dollars from his low-income members.

Tyrone Freeman, who represented about 190,000 homecare workers as a leader of the Service Employees International Union, was found guilty on 14 counts after a 10-day trial in Los Angeles.

Jurors deliberated two and a half days before returning their verdict. The trial followed a nearly four-year investigation triggered by a series of Times reports on Freeman's financial practices.

"This was a case about abuse and betrayal," U.S. Atty. André Birotte Jr. said in a statement after the verdict. "Freeman abused his position as leader of the SEIU, and he betrayed the hardworking people whose interests he was supposed to represent."

"He betrayed the hard working people whose interest he was supposed to represent" Doesn't that describe every democrat in politics?

So in the last election, did Tyrone pull the chain for Mitt or Barry?


Still waiting for an apology.........

.........From liberals for feeding us the lie about global warming for more than a decade.............

After the planet’s average surface temperature rose through the 1990s, the increase has almost leveled off at the level of 2000, while ocean water temperature has also stabilized, the Research Council of Norway said in a statement on its website. After applying data from the past decade, the results showed temperatures may rise 1.9 degrees Celsius if Co2 levels double by 2050, below the 3 degrees predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

“The Earth’s mean temperature rose sharply during the 1990s,” said Terje Berntsen, a professor at the University of Oslo who worked on the study. “This may have caused us to overestimate climate sensitivity.”

The findings also show the effect of reduced airborne particulates from burning coal, which may decrease the cloud cover that cools the earth, probably has less of an impact on climate through indirect cooling than originally projected.


Life in "Progress" City - Detroit edition

A vandalised home covered with red spray paint and smashed windows sits vacant in an east side neighborhood of Detroit.

The street used to be a busy hub of families, but its occupants have fled their homes leaving whole blocks empty and dark.

The city's budget problems have deepened to such an extent that it could run out of cash in a matter of weeks or months and ultimately be forced into what would be the largest-ever Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy filing in the United States.
You know what Detroit needs? A tax increase. The elixir of every wrong in liberal America.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Life in "Progress" State - California edition

For all of human history, family has underpinned the rise, and decline, of nations. This may also prove true for the United States, as demographics, economics and policies divide the nation into what may be seen as child-friendly and increasingly child-free zones.

Where California falls in this division also may tell us much about our state's future. Indeed, in his semi-triumphalist budget statement, our 74-year-old governor acknowledged California's rapid aging as one of the more looming threats for our still fiscally challenged state.

Gov. Jerry Brown, unsurprisingly, did not acknowledge or address the many factors driving the aging trend that include his own favored policy prescriptions. Whatever their intent, the usual "progressive" basket of policies have had regressive results: a tougher time for both the poor and middle class, and a set of density-oriented policies that are likely to drive up housing prices, particularly for the single-family houses largely preferred by people with children.

These policies have helped turn California into a state that looks less Sunbelt and more like the long-aging centers of the Northeast and the Midwest. It also mirrors declines in fertility and marriage rates in the most-rapidly aging parts of Europe and east Asia. These regions are shifting toward what Chapman University's recent report, in cooperation with the Civil Service College of Singapore, characterized as post-familialism. Released this past fall in Singapore, the report will be presented in Orange County this week.


Life in "Progress" State - Illinois edition

Citing inaction on pensions, a prominent Wall Street bond-rating agency downgraded Illinois’ bond rating Friday, making the state the nation’s worst credit risk.

The move by Standard & Poor’s to rate Illinois’ bonds at A- with a negative outlook comes as the state is preparing to go out on the market Wednesday with a $500 million bond issue.


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