Saturday, September 29, 2012

Now This From The AP

I was reading the following article on Fox.

 House lawmaker blocks $450M in US assistance to Egypt

Read the article.

It is a short one by the Associated Press about a Republican lawmaker, Kay Granger (TX), who was holding up the vote approving aid to Egypt over the recent embassy attacks by Islamic film critics.

This caught my eye:

More recently, demonstrators breached the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to protest an anti-Islam video

Where do I start?

"more recently"?

WTF???

By "more recently" do they perhaps mean on 9/11? An attack on 9/11 is now relegated to "more recently" by the AP?

Also, not to be nitpicking, I think the term they are looking for is "overran". Breached seems like they were just inside the wall and the US forces held them at bay.

The real kicker though is obviously the bit about the film. The AP knows damned well that this has been determined to be a terrorist attack and not about the film. A film that it has been strongly speculated that none, or at least very few, of the protesters had ever even heard about.

Reality is that the AP has become state media. They are now getting their talking points from the Obama administration.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Salute To "Fashion Has Heart"

We have a three week indoor and outdoor art show in Grand Rapids that is in it's 4th year.

My wife, kids, and I were downtown walking around visiting the exhibits this past weekend when we wandered into a shop that said it was one of the venues.

The shop turned out to be quite unique.

Their mission statement summed it up best:

 [Fashion Has Heart] aims to benefit wounded soldiers through utilizing the mediums of fashion, art, and design.

What they do is pair up a wounded soldier with an artist. The two collaborate and design artwork that is unique and special to the soldier. They then incorporate this art into t-shirts, hoodies, posters, etc that the shop sells to benefit the soldiers.

While I was walking around the shop I noticed a Michigan map on the wall with markers scattered about the map. One of the staff saw me looking it over and pointed to a row of dogtags hanging from a wire stretched across one of the street view windows.There was one dog tag for each marker on the ma, each representing a soldier from Michigan who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Check out their site:

fashionhasheart.org/

and joining me in a salute to their efforts.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Quote Of The Week

the stuff they do on hard wood, it blows my mind

Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States, while commenting on high school cheerleaders.

Source

The question is, did he know what he was saying and how he was saying it?

This could be either a very poor use of words or very creepy, what do you think?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Is This Deer Smarter Than 47% Of Voters?

Texas couple snaps photo of deer destroying Obama front yard sign 

Read the article.

It seems that this couple's re-elect Obama sign was being destroyed. According to the article it was only their Obama sign that was being trashed, none of the Romney signs on the street were bothered.

Because of this, the couple was determined to get to the bottom of it. The wife was able to snap a photo of the deer just as their Obama sign was falling to the ground mangled.

The question here isn't why the deer was doing this, that seems pretty obvious.

The question is why doesn't the couple have as much sense as a deer?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Military Experts Question Yet Another DNC Military Photo

First we had the Democrats showing pictures of Russian naval ships instead of American ships at the Democratic National Convention.

DNC tribute to veterans commits major oopskie

Source

Then they were caught using fighter jets from the Turkish Air Force instead of American jets.

Fighter jets in Democratic convention’s military montage were Turkish, not American

Source

Now there appears to be a new embarrassment for the Democratic National Committee. Seems experts are now questioning their picture of Armored Personnel Carriers from the United States Army.




I don't know how they do it. I find it amazing that these experts can look at a single picture and distinguish between different countries.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quote Of The Week

“Another way would be to say, Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that. Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta or pita. What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” 

Verenice Gutierrez, Elementary School Principal, Portland, Oregon.

This Principal is making the case that she sees "subtle racism" everywhere. Evidently this includes whenever one of these racist little brats asks for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

You have got to read this article, there is simply too much to post on.

This whole discussion of "white privilege" is really starting to give me a red ass.

From where I am sitting typing right now, white privilege means working my ass off for the privilege of struggling to pay my bills.

I also get the privilege of paying other people's mortgages, fuel bills, food bills, etc.

Basically I do all of this for the privilege of paying for the policies and programs of leftist loons like this nutjob.

Programs that make up for past racism, sexism, genderism, lunchism, and all of the other -isms "my people" have committed over the years.

Am I the only getting sick to death of horseshit like this?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

While Obama Slept

Read this article from the LA Times.

The US Embassy in Benghazi was being over-ran by terrorists.

Obama was briefed on this Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday night Obama was informed that the Ambassador was missing and unaccounted for.

Obama went to bed. He was informed of the Ambassadors death Wednesday morning when he got up.

What are your thoughts on this?

Should the President remain up to monitor a situation as bad as this?

Would this be an issue if it were Bush?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Do We Really Still Remember?

It's that time of year again, September 11th.

Time for the politicians to pretend we are all united as one to defend our great country.

Time to set aside petty political differences and, for one day, there is no partisan divide.

It's a day to run out and get a picture snapped with a service member. Since this is the year of the woman in politics and we have a war on women, the ideal would be to make sure there is at least one member of the fairer sex in there. This way we can show that not only are we patriotic but we also care about the plight of women.

The President of the United States is currently at a ceremony at the Pentagon, must have gotten directions to it from Google maps.

The Vice President is at Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Oh right, Pennsylvania is a battleground state this year.

I know this all sounds cynical and insensitive to the memory of those who died. It is neither, it is disgust.  

In the years since the horrific events of 9/11 we have seen an evolution in this country in which we have gone from wanting to punish the attackers and prevent another attack to using the attacks as political fodder and apologizing for us ourselves being the cause of any ill will towards the United States.

There is a segment of the country who look on the events of 9/11 with derision and as a tool to bludgeon George Bush and America itself with.

Bush did an admirable job this day. He remained calm and strong, thus assuring a reeling populace.

There are those though that have attacked him mercilessly for it. He did not do enough at the same time that he was doing too much. He did not protect us from the attacks at the same time that he himself bombed the buildings.

We have a new President who, upon taking office, set upon a whirlwind tour of Middle Eastern countries apologizing for American policy since 9/11 and basically everything we did before this day. Since his apology tour he has spent his time either polishing the ass of every despot in the Islamic world or at the very least ignoring their threat o us.

We have a Justice Department and Homeland Security department that are working overtime to protect us from the terrorism of middle aged white conservatives while preaching patience and caution before we label an attack by an Islamist as terrorism.

We have had a deranged individual labeled as a right wing terrorist (grossly inaccurately) for a shooting in Arizona by the same government officials who took months to decide that an attack on a US military base by a Muslim man who had a known association with an Islamic terrorist may have been an act of terror.

The same media who attacked George Bush for remaining calm and not running screaming from a classroom of children dismissed the actions of the current President for holding a press conference immediately after the Fort Hood shooting and did not mention it until after a 3 minute shout out to members of the Tribal Nations Conference he had attended earlier in the day.

We have let political correctness run amok to the point of being a threat to the very national security of the United States.

I remember the horror of 9/11 and honor those who died as I have no doubt that most do. I have not forgotten the attack by Islamist terrorist and the danger they still pose to us.

I am disgusted though how this day of tragedy has been twisted and used by some from within the US itself as a weapon against us.

At the beginning I said the following "It's that time of year again, September 11th. ". While this may have offended some, I do not apologize. This day has great significance to me but, quite frankly, it is not the only day I remember.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Racist DNC

Whenever states try to pass voter ID laws all we here is that it is racist to ask for ID to vote. It is nothing more than a re-incarnation of the old Poll Tax that was used to prevent minority participation.

Well, it turns out the DNC is attempting to prevent minority participation at the Democratic National Convention this year.

This is a link to the form one has to fill out to pick up their credentials for the convention. Especially note this line of instructions about half way down.

 All pickup persons must have a state-issued ID that matches the name submitted below.

We need to stop this blatant racism of the Democrats. No one should be dis-enfranchised just because of an inability to obtain ID. One could only hope we will see a lawsuit stopping this abhorrent practice once and for all.

Hat tip to Twitchy for the blog.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quote Of The Week

‘We won’t have the fact-checkers dictate our campaign. We will not let the truth get in the way.’”

Neil Newhouse, Pollster, Mitt Romney campaign

This quote is attributed to Mr Newhouse by Barack Obama as reported by the New York Times.

There is only one problem, it is not what Mr Newhouse said. What he said, while a little similar, has an entirely different meaning.

Following is the real quote:

“These fact-checkers come to those ads with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs. We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”

Read the article

While the statement he made was kind of a dumb one to make IMHO, it is not the same as what Obama said and what the New York Times is reporting.

We might as well get used to this though, this is the American media.

While no one is calling Obama on this, we do have almost the entire fringe media out furiously fact-checking Paul Ryan's claims of marathon running prowess.

It seems that he misrepresented himself on his fastest marathon time in that he said he ran in less than 3 hours when he actually ran in over 4 hours.

When will these politicians learn that there are records? They can lie but sharp minded investigative journalists will find the truth eventually.

In this case we had the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and the Los Angeles Times uncover this story and report on it.

No word yet if Romney will replace him on the ticket.