Monday, January 31, 2011

What Do You Think About This?

Dallas Teen Fined $637 for Foul Mouth


Basically, a high school teenager used a profanity loudly in class. She was given detention and subsequently given a citation for disorderly conduct/abusive language and failure to show for a hearing by the schools police officer.

I'm not sure what transpired with the failure to show for the hearing but what do you think about fining a kid for swearing in school?

Was the detention enough? Was the fine overkill? Why does it seem that all of a sudden schools cannot seem to take care of their discipline problems themselves without involving the police?

I myself have written several posts in which schools have called in the police for what seems to be minor offenses.

Why aren't the schools taking care of these themselves?

This girl doesn't sound like some unruly beast. According to the article she appears to have taken responsibility for what she did and is getting a job to pay the fine.

Credit to her for owning up to this and accepting responsibility but did it really need to go this far?

What do you think?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"Now, I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration. I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows. I know that debate will be difficult and take time. But tonight, let's agree to make that effort. And let's stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses, and further enrich this nation."

Barack Obama, State of the Union Speech

I want to do this differently this week. I am assigning you a little homework.

Read the quote carefully and interpret it in your comment. Class dismissed.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Moron Thinks Democrats Lost In November Because Of Racism

Rep. Moran: Dems Lost Because Many 'Don't Want to Be Governed by an African-American'

"It happened ... for the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States," Moran said. "Southern states, particularly the slaveholding states, didn't want to see a president who was opposed to slavery.

"In this case a lot of people in this country, it's my belief, don't want to be governed by an African-American, particularly one who is inclusive, who is liberal, who wants to spend money on everyone and who wants to reach out to include everyone in our society. And that's a basic philosophical clash," Moran said.


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I don't know about anyone else but I think this Democrat is a moron. But then, I'm being redundant.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sick Quote Of The Week

This is a special edition of The Quote Of The Week

"There are people who call it inhuman, but in doing so they insult the Prophet," he said. "They want to bring foreign thinking to this country."

Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban Spokesman

"It" is stoning a woman for adultery.

Read the article here.

Evidently "foreign thinking" is that it is not permissible to barbarically stone this woman to death.

What do you say about these savages that hasn't already been said?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This Could Be Telling

I'm not a huge fan of TV ratings, I've never been convinced that they are completely accurate. With that said, one thing to look at in polls, surveys, or ratings are trends. In other words, if they have the same method for gathering the data year to year, it will be equally inaccurate. So a downward or upward trend can be relevant even if the actual numbers are not quite right.

That is why this may not be a good thing for Obama and his re-election chances.

According to this article, Obama's viewership numbers have gone down every year.

The president’s State of the Union Address drew 43 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

That’s down 11% from his speech last year, and down 18% from his address in 2009.

In my humble opinion these numbers are a concern for him. I think it's an indication that the public is losing interest in him. The one thing that got him elected in the first place was selling himself to the idiots voters.

The way these ratings numbers are trending down, this SOTU address could get canceled in 2012.

Monday, January 24, 2011

What Do You Think About This?

Supreme Court Justices Could Be No-Shows for Obama's State of the Union Address


So what do you think? Should they go or should they boycott?

As I'm sure most remember, the controversy started last year when Obama attacked the justices in his address over their ruling on allowing more freedom of speech in political campaigns.

There are some now who feel that the justices should stay away, partly out of protest, partly because of the hyper-partisan nature of the address.

What are your thoughts? Send a message and stay away or "man up" and go because it is tradition? Also, is not going a partisan act in itself?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"They don't like the truth so they summarily dismiss it,"..."They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like [Nazi propagandist Joseph] Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That's the same kind of thing."

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

This is the new civility liberals are demanding from Republicans, in case any of you are wondering what it looks like.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Don't Let The Door Hit You Where The Good Lord Split You

Olbermann Announces Departure from MSNBC

NEW YORK – MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced Friday that he is leaving the network and has taped his last "Countdown" show.

MSNBC issued a statement that it had ended its contract with the controversial host, with no further explanation. Olbermann hosted the network's most popular show, but his combative liberal opinions often made him a target of critics.

Olbermann did not explain why he was leaving.



This dude was fired.

There is no other explanation. He came on the show Friday and announced out of the blue that he was leaving, that night. Further, they ended his contract - two years into a four year contract.

Could there be some small shred of common sense at MSNBC?

The problem now though is that Maddow, O'Donnell, Schultz, and Matthews are going to have to spread MSNBC's message of lunacy while attracting far fewer people. This really is unfair to them.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Love Bites

Woman Partially Paralyzed by Hickey

A New Zealand woman was temporarily partially paralyzed by a hickey on her neck from her amorous partner, AFP reported Friday.

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Read the rest of the article, it's actually quite fascinating.

I'm glad to hear the lady is okay, this could have been considerably less pleasant.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm Shocked

Welfare Tab for Children of Illegal Immigrants Estimated at $600M in L.A. County


There is not much to add to this. California is broke and funding for illegal immigrants is a very large part of it.

Beyond that, I only have one more question. Why in God's name are we giving welfare to illegal immigrants?

Quite frankly if California is doing this, then let them go under. They, and any other state giving welfare benefits, college tuition, health care benefits, etc to illegals deserve what they get.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

If Only We Could Get Rid Of That Damned Democracy

MICHAELS: China-style dictatorship of climatologists

The nation's most prominent publicly funded climatologist is officially angry about this, blaming democracy and citing the Chinese government as the "best hope" to save the world from global warming. He also wants an economic boycott of the U.S. sufficient to bend us to China's will.

"I have the impression that Chinese leadership takes a long view, perhaps because of the long history of their culture, in contrast to the West with its short election cycles. At the same time, China has the capacity to implement policy decisions rapidly. The leaders seem to seek the best technical information and do not brand as a hoax that which is inconvenient."

"After agreement with other nations, e.g., the European Union, China and these nations could impose rising internal carbon fees. Existing rules of the World Trade Organization would allow collection of a rising border duty on products from all nations that do not have an equivalent internal carbon fee or tax.

"The United States then would be forced to make a choice. It could either address its fossil-fuel addiction ... or ... accept continual descent into second-rate and third-rate economic well-being."


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You're paying this dude's salary folks.

Do you ever wonder if idiots like this stop to think what his job would be like in a communist dictatorship like China?

Everything is wonderful there.

Does he think he would get to be this critical of the government if he lived in China?

One wrong word and he is permanently re-assigned, to a prison camp.

Further, what does he think happens to his job if we become a second or third rate economy? Think we will be able to afford luxuries like NASA?

Just more proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.

There is good new for him though. Obama is planning to do the very thing he has proposed. Now that the people have spoken and thrown out the Democratic majority in the House, Obama has gotten the message, ignored it, and will pass rules on climate change by executive order.

So see, this scientist gets his dictatorship after all.

Monday, January 17, 2011

What Do You Think About This?

EU Calendar Omits Christian Holidays, While Noting Jewish, Muslim Celebration


Accident?

Symptom of anti-Christianity in Europe?

Political correctness run amok?

Would this have happened in reverse? Would they have accidently listed Christian holidays and omitted Muslim ones?

Is this something that could happen here?

What are your thoughts?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"Could we just have some birth control for a while?"

Cathie Black, Chancellor, New YorK City Public Schools

This was Ms Blacks' solution to school overcrowding in New York City.

To be sure that no one misunderstood, she followed up with this as a solution.

"many Sophie's Choices" -- a reference to the book in which a mother in the Auschwitz death camp is forced to decide which of her two children will live.


Can this whack-job get any further left?

This has been an underlying theme for a lot on the left for decades, solve the world's supposed over crowding problems by eliminating people. Many of them have not been real selective on how we accomplish this goal. I have thought for years that this is one of the reasons abortion is pushed by many on the left.

There is also another issue here that maybe should cause some concern. It is a little tenuous but not too hard to make a case for. Racism.

As if abortion could get any uglier, there has always been a tinge of ethnic cleansing to it. It is no secret that abortions are performed on a significantly disproportionately higher amount of minorities. Planned Parenthood has been caught in numerous stings agreeing to take money to pay for abortions only for blacks.

There are a lot of minorities in the New York City public schools.

We have had a lot of incidents of racist comments from the left in the last few years.

Is all of this a coincidence? Maybe. I'm not willing to accuse her of this, just food for thought.

This is where I would typically call for the school board to fire this horrible woman but, considering just how far left New York City is, the sad truth is that they may have found the perfect person to lead their schools.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The 2012 Presidential Campaign Has Begun

I did not listen to Obama's speech last night, I never listen to his speeches. It does sound though like he gave a good one and some of the quotes I have heard, although coming up far too short of calling off the dogs on the left, were good ones.

I do have a couple of questions though.

First, what took so long?

I know this may sound petty to some but hear me out.

The shooting happened Saturday. Obama knew about it Saturday. Since then we have had some of the most divisive rhetoric from the left that you will ever hear from anybody anywhere in one 4 - 5 day period.

The dialogue from the left has been as hateful as it has been false.

We have had everyone from the local sheriff, who was supposed to be spending his time investigating this horrendous crime, to national media personalities, bloggers, tweeters, columnists, Senators, Congressional members, etc attacking Sarah Plain, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, and company for a crime that they had not even a remote connection to.

We have had an ex-Congressman who has previously called for the shooting of a Republican candidate for Governor of Florida penning an editorial condemning the violence on the right.

It has been an orgy of hate from the left.

Why wasn't Obama making these comments Saturday to head all of this off? It would be hard to argue he didn't see it coming.

Why didn't he make the comments Sunday when the hateful attacks were in full throttle? Or Monday? Or Tuesday?

Why did he wait 5 days?

Why didn't he make the comments before we had this?

Palin Targeted in Violence-Tinged Tweets Following Arizona Massacre

I have an answer. He didn't want to. It really is as simple as that.

This is an old tried and true strategy for Obama. Let surrogates on the left attack the right while he stays above the fray. Come in later and make a couple of tepid remarks about bipartisanship and unity and look Presidential.

In short, the left was doing exactly what he wanted them to do.

There is a second reason, another tried and true modus operandi for Obama, don't say anything unless the cameras are rolling.

Obama is the most ego-centric, self-absorbed, self-serving president we have ever had. There has not been one moment in his Presidency in which he has done something simply because it was good for the country.

If he had made these comments Saturday, or Sunday, or even Monday, they would have been lost in the noise of the tragedy itself.

No, Obama had to save them for a time when a few days had gone by and there weren't as many distractions. He had to wait until it was just him on the stage with all of the cameras trained on him.

This was an incredible tragedy and he was going to be damned if he was going to waste it.

Finally, I have one more question about all of this - why the t-shirts?


No folks, this was not a defining moment in Obama's Presidency, it was merely the first political rally of the 2012 elections.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Why I Think The Left Hurt Themselves

First, I have to give at least a bit of a hat tip to fellow blogger and friend LA Sunsett at Political Yen/Yang. I was reading his post on Sheriff Dupnik of Arizona when I began formulating this post in my head. Stop by and read his take on the sheriff, it's a good read.

The left has a problem with their dialogue after the shooting in Arizona, the truth. This is not a new problem, they have a chronic problem with the truth.

The reason this time is different is that this story has legs.

In the past the left, along with a national media that is complicit in pushing the story to further their own liberal agenda, has had a specific formula it has used.

Make a claim against the right, one that is at best weak, more often completely baseless.

Repeat it enough times that it starts to become "truth".

Establish a united front. It is very common to see a large contingent of politicians, consultants, media talking heads, and spokespersons echo the same story. The media then follows with all outlets joining in on the story to one extent or another. CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CNN, AP, Reuters, Yahoo, etc will all fall in line and hammer away at the same speaking points until they reach the point in which the public begins believing it.

The final step, and this is the important one, is that they then quickly move onto something else before the public can examine the story and get to the truth.

This final step is one of two places where I believe that they screwed up this time.

By now anyone reading this post knows how much of an ass most on the left, and their complicit media whores, have been making of themselves over the horrific shootings in Tucson, Arizona. Further, anyone reading this knows that their message has been largely debunked. Primarily because it has been shown that the shooter was not particularly politically motivated but instead a complete and total whackjob.

Up to this point the plan was going fairly well. They were making baseless claims against the right. They were repeating it enough times and with enough people that it should take hold. They picked the perfect targets, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, all of the usual boogeymen that are feared and reviled far and wide by the public at large.

They of course were lying but then, that wasn't new territory for them. Most of their attacks against the right in the past were, at the very least, slightly exaggerated.

Then all of a sudden, things are not going quite as planned.

First, the public wasn't really buying it this time.

Two polls, one in the first couple of days after the shooting, the other three days after, showed the public not entirely on board.



If you look at both of these polls, they are not even selling this to their own people. While Democrats lean towards buying it, they are doing so in anemic numbers.

Now to the biggest mistake, the final step from above. As I said above, the left has counted on their (false) stories going away.

This story isn't going to fall off of the radar any time soon. This is a story that will be discussed for weeks, plenty of time for the public to realize what has really happened here.

It may be wishful thinking on my part but we may finally have a situation in which the public will get to see the left for what is, an opportunistic, hateful, American-hating group of people who have only two goals; squashing political dissent (and the exercise of freedom of speech) and to exploit any tragedy for political gain.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hypocrisy Thy Name Is Paul Kanjorski

Dem Congressman who called for GOP Gov. to be put against a wall and shot now pleads for civility

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This is what former Congressman Kanjorski (he was defeated in November) said in the New yourk Times today.

Therefore, it is incumbent on all Americans to create an atmosphere of civility and respect in which political discourse can flow freely, without fear of violent confrontation.

Now flash back to October 23:

"That Scott down there that's running for governor of Florida," Mr. Kanjorski said. "Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he's running for governor of Florida. He's a millionaire and a billionaire. He's no hero. He's a damn crook. It's just we don't prosecute big crooks."


I really have nothing to add to this.

My only goal here is to keep this up until we see some balance. We have had decades of the fringe media attacking the right for it's hateful comments while ignoring those from the left.

We spent 8 years, ending 2 years ago, of continuos, hateful, and dangerous speech against George Bush that was virtually ignored by the media. Following this we had attacks from the right on Barack Obama that have gotten nowhere near the tenor of the attacks on Bush and we are, according to the media, a bunch of gun-toting, violent racists.

We have spent the days since the shooting hearing about Sarah Palin's crosshairs yet the same media talking about this has ignored the fact that the Democratic Leadership Council did the exact same thing in a previous election to target Republican candidates.

Finally, as usual we can expect no semblance of validity from the New York Times. The paper that ran this story from Paul Krugman when he had no evidence to back up what he was saying, and was quickly shown to be wrong, will see no irony in today's editorial by Mr Kanjorski.

Monday, January 10, 2011

What Do You Think About This?

I have a simple question for this week.

Where does this "it's all Sarah Palin's fault" argument go from here?

There are still many on the left flinging accusations at her and others like Rush, Beck, etc even though the theory that this is their fault has been completely debunked.

Does the left win this one or will this deceitful attack backfire on them?

Will this be a case of repeating a lie enough times makes it real or will the public get enough information through to where the left is finally shown for what it is, deceitful and intolerant?

Finally, does anyone in the Republican Party have any balls at all? Is there anyone with the stones to stand up and say "enough of this horseshit, stop with the lies"?

What do you think?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quote Of The Week

An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve.

John Boehner, Speaker of the House

I couldn't agree more. Opposition is one of the pillars of a free country but violence is never acceptable.

Our prayers with Ms Giffords, her family, and all that have been touched by this senseless tragedy.

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Tale Of Two Articles

I read two different articles today from two different news sources and they have an interesting disparity among them.

House Republicans dial back on promises

Even before House Republicans took control of the chamber Wednesday, there were at least three areas where they appear to be backtracking on promises made: Cutting $100 billion in the first year, allowing opportunities for the minority party to offer amendments on bills, and making public attendance records for committee hearings.

House GOP aides are now backing off that $100 billion figure. They insist they will still cut spending back to 2008 levels, but it won't add up to $100 billion. They insist the reason is because they made the $100 billion calculation based on the budget that President Obama offered, and that budget was never enacted. Therefore, the government is currently running on lower, 2009 spending levels and that will make the dollar figure of the GOP cuts smaller.


So CNN jumped at info from unnamed congressional aides that the GOP was scrapping their $100 million budget cut pledge? That is funny considering that you know they were present at the press conference in which the Speaker himself said this:

At a news conference, Boehner, R-Ohio, also said emphatically he was standing by a pre-election pledge to cut government spending by at least $100 billion this year. "No ifs, ands or buts about it," he said, despite recent comments from other Republicans the total might be overly ambitious.

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Now I will recognize the fact that he could have been lying, I'm not quite ready to fall in line behind Boehner. My point is, this article by CNN is a clear distortion of the facts as they know them and is not unlike the old trick by the National Enquirer were they would get a quote from a celeb's gardener and called them an "inside source".

Take him at his word for now and then attack later when, and if, he is found to be lying. Seems as if this is what they would have done for Pelosi (without the attacking later part of course).

I do want to make one concession to CNN though. I am also not amused with the GOP already breaking their other promises, letting the Dems add amendments and making committee attendance records public.

I don't have as much of a problem with them not allowing amendments to the health care repeal bill. First, it would be a waste of time. The Dems will just try to prevent it from coming to the floor. Second, there is a massive payback due here. The Dems did not allow any real GOP input on the health care bill so it is very disingenuous to complain now.

With that said, they need to be watched for this. They made a promise and they either need to keep it or be held accountable for lying to us.

As far as the committee assignments, this is an unforgivable sin. One of the main promises from the GOP in last years elections was more accountability, it appears they have already broken that promise and this excuse is beyond lame:

The reason? Some GOP lawmakers say they were concerned about getting slammed for missing hearings when they may have extenuating circumstances, like a death in the family.

This is pathetic. Let the left attack a member for missing a committee meeting for a death in the family. This would make them look small and pathetic and for all the disdain I have for the Democratic Party, I don't think many of them are dumb enough to attack a House member for going to his mother's funeral instead of a congressional hearing.

No, this excuse was silly to say the least. They lied, period.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yet Another Backdoor To Amnesty Opens

Judge Orders U.S. to Supply Mentally Deficient Illegal Immigrants With Lawyers to Fight Deportation

I want to say up front I am not a cruel and heartless person. I don't want to see the US government railroad a mentally retarded individual.

With that said, why can't their own country's government to pay for a lawyer to represent them? Why can't they access their consular system?

It is not about representation. If it were, the groups pushing this scheme could just as easily harass the Mexican Embassy to help the individuals. This is about nothing less than chipping away at the immigration laws.

The left has learned well from it's work on gay rights, abortion, and environment fights. They are patient. A harmless law here, and harmless law there. Attach heartstrings to the laws so that people that are opposed are portrayed as soulless monsters.

Talk about women who have been raped, are victims of incest, or have their lives endangered by giving birth. Eventually we have more than a million babies killed a year when abortion becomes birth control.

Teach kids that polar bears are dying because their parents drive an SUV. Get them to recycle, who thinks polluting is a good idea? Next thing you know, we have job killing legislation to stop the mythical global warming.

Still a work in progress, gun control. They have spent years passing "harmless" laws to regulate guns, all in the name of protecting us. They are taking their time to work on getting our guns away from us.

I leave you with the words of one of the activists in this case.

"They may be actually able to stay here, and I think any society is judged by how they treat those who are without ability to help themselves,"

Michael Steinberg, Attorney for one of the plaintiffs.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Waste That Stimulus Money

Detroit Public Schools: 40,000 kids to get laptops from stimulus funds

Detroit Public Schools will spend $49 million in federal money to push technology in the district, including distributing 40,000 new laptop computers to students in grades 6-12 for use in class, as well as more than 5,000 new desktop computers.

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This school district graduates 25% of it's students. While I think computers probably do help children learn, it is likely this $49 million could have been better spent on directly addressing the need to get their students to graduate.

Now for the punchline:

DPS says teacher tried to pawn school laptop

Detroit Public Schools officials say they have suspended a Durfee Elementary School teacher who allegedly tried to pawn her district-owned laptop computer at one of the biggest, most popular pawnshops in Detroit.


You just can't make this stuff up.

Finally, notice in the second article that the teacher was suspended with pay. How much you want to bet she keeps her job?

Monday, January 3, 2011

What Do You Think About This?

U.S. Navy to Probe Lewd Videos Shown to Carrier Crew

NORFOLK, Virginia – The Navy said Sunday it will investigate "clearly inappropriate" videos broadcast to the crew of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in which a top officer of the ship used gay slurs, mimicked masturbation and opened the shower curtain on women pretending to bathe together.


I have thoughts on this but I would like to hear from some of you first, especially some of the former military members among you.

Is this too much sensitivity in the military? Is it different because it is an officer? Should they let these men blow off steam? What are your thoughts?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Quote Of The Week

“That burns,”

“Any soldier that gets killed in action, you’d think the president would be calling someone in the family. There’s no politics in it. His predecessor did it."


Patrick Collins, father of fallen soldier, Sgt. Sean Collins, who lost his life in Afghanistan.

First, our prayers to Mr. Collins and his ex-wife Linda. May they find some strength to get through what has to be any parent's worst nightmare.

Read the article, it is just one shinning moment after another for the Democrats.

This is what the quote was referring to specifically:

The other slight came when Patrick Collins called the White House and asked to have President Obama call his ex-wife, Linda, to talk about their son.

He was told that Obama did not regularly make phone calls to the families of fallen soldiers.

Later, Patrick Collins read a story about Obama’s phone call to Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie. Obama reportedly praised Lurie for giving quarterback Michael Vick a second chance to play football after serving time in prison for running a dog fighting ring.

So our President can make a call in support of a thug and convicted felon but does "not regularly make phone calls to the families of fallen soldiers."?

Their words, not mine.

Mr. Collins said it best himself, our former President made these calls.

Here's to hoping that 2 years and 21 days from now we will be saying "Former President Obama...."