Entries from March 2012 ↓
March 29th, 2012 — National Politics, Nationwide
In following the Supreme Court’s action on Obamacare one doesn’t have to look very close to see how the media focuses on the “pro” demonstrators making it appear they far outnumber the “anti” demonstrators. But that aside it’s plain to see the pros are well funded, having professional signage no doubt having the union made “bug”, the few if any anti demonstrators shown have their home made signs. Surely they want to depict the pros as being in a vast majority, and the anti Obamacare folks as a few disorganized people. What a sham!
A true journalist, if any existed, would show the entire crowd, not simply a line of paid protesters and impart the true sense of the public. One would also question the demonstrators and ask who is providing their monetary support, I know it would be enlightening.
America is on the brink and though we can’t change how the media portrays us we mustn’t give up in frustration. I believe the medias blind servitude to their Ob-Idol will be delivered a huge dose of reality in November. The demise of Obamacare for-shadowing his defeat.
March 28th, 2012 — Connecticut
From a column by Jonah Goldberg.
“”White Hispanic.” That’s how the New York Times, Reuters and other media outlets have opted to describe George Zimmerman, a man who would simply be Hispanic if he hadn’t shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The term, rarely if ever used before this tragedy, is necessary in telling the Martin story in a more comfortable way.
What’s the comfortable way? It’s the way the blame for Martin’s death belongs squarely at the feet of “the system.” And “the system” is a white thing, don’t you know.”
Of course if Mr. Zimmerman is a White Hispanic than President Obama is a White African American
From a column by Walter E. Williams.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson once remarked, “There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — (and) then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”
We humans are not gods; therefore, we must often base our decisions on guesses and hunches. It turns out that easily observed physical characteristics, such as race, are highly interconnected with other characteristics less easily observed.
According to the Uniform Crime Report for 2009, among people 18 or younger, blacks were charged with 58 percent of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, 67 percent of robberies, 42 percent of aggravated assaults and 43 percent of auto thefts. As for murder, more than 90 percent of the time, their victims were black. These statistics, showing a strong interconnection among race, youth and crime, are a far better explanation for racial profiling and suspicion than simple racism.
For most blacks to own up to the high crime rate among blacks is a source of considerable discomfort.
March 22nd, 2012 — National Politics
Can Warren Buffet give you a drivers license, fine you or issue a building permit? Of course not but some lowly clerk/bureaucrat in any government position can. These are the people who make your life hell! Think curly light bulbs and low flow toilets.
Government bureaucracies are the source of our problems, not the 1 percent. The more government grows the more liberties we loose.
Columnist George Will states: “The left exists to enlarge the state’s supervision of life, narrowing individual choices in the name of collective good. Hence the left’s hostility to markets. And to automobiles—people going wherever they want whenever they want. … The green left understands that the direct route to government control of almost everything is to stigmatize, as a planetary menace, something involved in almost everything—carbon.”
March 16th, 2012 — National Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) – An Afghan soldier shot to death a 22-year-old Marine at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan last month in a previously undisclosed case of apparent Afghan treachery that marked at least the seventh killing of an American military member by his supposed ally in the past six weeks, Marine officials said.
Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus of Greenville, Miss., was shot in the back of the head on Feb. 1 while standing guard at an Afghan-U.S. base in the Marja district of Helmand province.
When the Pentagon announced Dycus’ death the day after the shooting, it said he died “while conducting combat operations” in Helmand. It made no mention of treachery, which has become a growing problem for U.S. and allied forces as they work closely with Afghan forces to wind down the war
March 6th, 2012 — National Politics, World
(CNSNews.com) – John P. Holdren, the White House science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that “ways must be found to control advertising”.
“Advertising now functions in large part to keep the economy growing by creating demand for a wide variety of often useless, dangerous or environmentally destructive products,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.
“Its most dangerous abuses might be halted immediately by legislative action,” they said. “For instance, it could be made illegal for any utility to advertise in such a way as to promote greater demand for power. Also references to size, power or sexual potency (direct or implied) could be banned from automobile advertising.”
Holdren and the Ehrlichs’ suggestions were presented in a 1973 book–Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions—in which they argued that the United States and other developed countries (DCs) needed to transition from a “cowboy economy” to a “spaceman economy.”
“Worldwide population limitation must be accompanied by other major changes if present trends are to be reversed and the already awesome burden of human misery is to be kept from increasing,” they wrote. “The most urgent of the needed changes is a series of moves to close rapidly the widening gap between the rich and the poor nations
(My Addition) The current administrations solution seems to be make America poorer, not poor nations richer.
March 5th, 2012 — National Politics
Intro to an article by Michael Tanner
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it must delay implementation of new reimbursement codes for Medicare. Those new regulations would have increased the total number of reimbursement codes from the current 18,000 to more than 140,000 separate codes. The delay will undoubtedly come as a relief for physicians who will have additional time to try to understand the bureaucratic complexity of rules that, for example, apply 36 different codes for treating a snake bite, depending on the type of snake, its geographical region, and whether the incident was accidental, intentional self-harm, assault, or undetermined. The new codes also thoroughly differentiate between nine different types of hang-gliding injuries, four different types of alligator attacks, and the important difference between injuries sustained by walking into a wall and those resulting from walking into a lamppost.
And Democrats wonder why Americans still resist having the government control our health care?