Friday, March 30, 2012

The Mainstream Media Narrative"

A Guest Post by ERIC AVES:

President Obama's responses to the resent events may have been curious to some, but to most of us who make note to keep an eye out for all things, his sincerity has been aimed towards leftist dogma. For example, Ala's former post, described Bristol Palin waiting for her call after the Fluke fiasco created havoc for the birth control issue. Currently, the issue is with the murder of Trayvon Martin and the perpetrator George Zimmerman. I'm not going to take sides on this story till all facts come out. I'm not the type to call for Zimmerman's life and I don't know whether he shot Treyvon on purpose or on self defense. Not only is the death of a young 17 year old boy sad, but the constant portrayal of Zimmerman as a "White Latino," gun toting wannabe hero strikes me as downright pathetic. The media should actually report what happened, not calling Zimmerman derogatory terms or focusing on his last name and lighter skin color (yet Zimmerman has black relatives and is part Hispanic), but that would run contrary to what most in the media believe in. We have adults with six year old emotions behind the camera telling us how they think while throwing tantrums and pointing fingers. I feel as if I'm watching a live feed of a playground, except Twitter has a!/KillZimmerman post going... and somehow this is ok? (Ironically, the target on Zimmerman is the very target they condemned Palin for with Jared Loughner and the Gabrielle Gifford) And here's the crux of my post, that this media frenzy would not happen if Trayvon had been any other color. It may have just been an uprising in the city, instead of nationwide as it is now. For example, where's the media firestorm about this murder of two British Students shot while begging for their life? It happened last April, yet I just found out about the case through internet exploring. Another missed story happened earlier this month when a white kid was set on fire by two black youth for "being white." The news would have all over this had the youths places been reversed. And why hasn't Obama given them five minutes of their time to say how sorry he is for the two murdered Brits or the burnt youth when he found the time for Fluke or Trayvon. It could be lousy advice from his staff for political points, or like the media, he probably does not know all the details. Well, Mr President, instead of jumping on the media bandwagon, admit you won't jump to conclusions till all information is known. Judging by his past pronouncements, that won't happen. Why not mourn the dead or targets of EACH tragedy and quit picking and choosing. This is where the media holds the power. Swaying emotions of the uninformed, constant news feeds barrage the unsuspected with opinions. There, the uninformed hit the streets, riots begin, blogs light up, and with Zimmerman, our legal system thrown out for vigilantism. And therein, sadly, lies the media narrative. It will be a great day when many in the media quit politicizing color and focus on the words of MLK Jr.

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

“Our true nationality is mankind.”
― H.G. Wells

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Facebook Politicking

My facebook friends list took a serious hit during the 2010 midterm elections. No, I didn't delete people that posted asinine statuses representing different political views than mine...but I did hide their statuses from my home page. TONS of them. I think I have less than half of my friends postings visible. And the beauty is, they are none the wiser.

I have never censored comments/thoughts/ridiculousness here. But, Facebook is my non-political zone. If you want to wax poetic about politics...that's what blogs and Twitter are for. Leave facebook for pics of your kids covered in spaghetti and musings about the rude lady in line behind you at Target.

If not, you will be hidden...and you'll never even know it.

I wonder how many statuses I'll be seeing come the end of the summer...?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dear Newt: It's Time To Go

Yes, I like Newt. Yes, I was salivating at the prospect of him schooling Obama at the debate podium. Yes, I think that he would have made the best President out of the choices at hand. But, alas, others don't agree and now he's probably just handing Mitt more votes.

And that's not all.

Newt Gingrich charging $50 for photos

That's bad.

You can get a picture with a famous hockey player for $20 (all proceeds go to Flyers Wives' Charities):

A famous (Philly) sports announcer for free:

And, yes, even an actual Presidential nominee for free (though, he might have just been taking pity on a 8 month pregnant me):

Charging for photos is extremely gauche...unless the money is going to charity.

It means it's time to get out. Sorry Newt.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Guest from the Right: Eric Aves

Fixing our Energy Crises

If you are like many Americans your bills have most likely shot up in the past few years. We have many different sources of energy we could utilize, locally, cost efficient, environmentally friendly or all of the above. No matter where you live, you're affected by these rising prices. Now here's the kicker, what do we do about this? Here are a few choices I have decided that no one is looking at, but each could be utilized in it's own way.

1. We could utilize the smells coming off of the Occupy Crowd. Whether you are for or against them, they are there to stay. We may as well take advantage of their inability to take a shower and harness that incredible stench that wafts off the occupiers.

2. Hire Willy Wonka to come to America and bring his Oompa Loompas with him. The Oompa Loompas can be given green cards and as Willy Wonka creates an entirely new Chocolate Factory, Mr. Wonka could no doubt work his inventive mind beyond his confectionery delights and create an oompa loompa powered machine that would light the entire eastern shore.

3. Attaching wires to couch potatoes who do nothing but watch TV all day and take advantage of the little body heat that flows of their bodies.

4. Use the vibrations of the earth and feed them into a tesla coil to step up the charge.

5. Create new energy buildings that would use the energy from adding Coke with Mentos or Vinegar with Baking Powder.

Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

Pretzel Logic

Has anyone else noticed that the three leading GOP candidates are simultaneously bashing the president about the high price of gas while also implying they'd attack Iran two minutes after they took the oath of office?

Got news for you, fellas. Attack Iran if you must but be aware gas will be going up to 8.00 per gallon for a while.

(You can read J. Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Will a Paul Save Mitt?

Rand Paul or Paul Ryan. Both names being bandied about as Mitt's eventual Veep choice.

My question is...for those dedicated to holding their nose and voting regardless of the nominee to make sure Obama is a one term President:

Will the selection of either Rand Paul or Paul Ryan make your duty and easier one to execute?

And for those determined to further doom the country by standing on principal:

Will the appointment of either Paul Ryan or Rand Paul be enough to sway you to do your civic duty with a clearer conscience?

(*in the instance that Mitt is the nominee, that is.)

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Friday, March 23, 2012

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program... drive to a nearby state and pick out one of these little fuzzballs to bring home. Wish me luck --not only in picking the perfect puppy, but for surviving 9 hours in the car with the entire family :)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Sum of a Movement: Occupy Jenkintown

Jenkintown, a small borough that's not too far from me, now has an Occupy movement. There are approximately 4,500 people in the borough, so I guess their six tent occupation is a pretty good turnout...

Here's the thing. If you live in Missouri, Wall Street is 1254 miles away. I understand deciding to 'Occupy Kansas City' as opposed to making the 21 hour drive to Manhattan.

But, if you live in Philly...or Jenkintown for that matter...Wall Street is a mere 92 miles away. There are buses that run for as little a $10 if you go at odd times.

What I'm saying is that if you want to stand with the Occupy Wall Street movement --then stand with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Don't epitomize the laziness of the movement even further by being do lackadaisical that you can't make the short trek to the Big Apple.

I'm guessing somewhere there's someone occupying their front yard or driveway.

For the record, I took this picture around 11 am and only one of the occupiers was awake...on a folding chair on the 'stoop' of his tent with his Apple laptop in hand.

The only thing that could make this more fittingly bizarre, would be for the homeless to bring a class action discrimination lawsuit...because I can tell you with 100% certainty that a homeless man couldn't spend a minute resting his weary feet near Jenkintown's precious gazebo square --let alone camping out there with stink and cardboard signs...

A Koran a Day...Keeps the Terrorists Away

(H/T: Free, Freemom & MSGKeith)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Guest from the Right: Rebel Yid

The Worst Form Of Capitalism

The Right frequently calls the President a socialist? The left protests that it just isn’t true. Is it?

Socialism, fascism and communism all share belief in some large degree in government control of the means of production. They all stand in opposition to capitalism and are in many cases opposed to democracy. What is missing in most definitions is the redistribution of income, which is probably what most users of the term think of when they use it.

The less pejorative term is statism or central planning. It is in the central planning of the economy that Hayek feared most in The Road to Serfdom, which he believed inevitably led to tyranny. Hayek’s critics claimed that not all governments were the same as the fascists just because they used similar powers.

I tend to side with Hayek. When a scientist’s theories conflict with reality they adjust the theory (at least they used to). When an ideologue’s theories conflict with reality they seek to adjust reality. That requires intense government power and at least the very real potential for tyranny that Hayek feared.

I accuse this administration of excessive central planning of the economy, and a poor understanding of the consequences. While he warns of the dangers of capitalism which are real, he ignores the dangers of central power which is much slower to correct its excesses. Smart regulations can contain capitalist excesses, but what is to correct the excesses of central power?

If the answer is the ballot box, then I am disappointed. The leading GOP candidates are all big government conservatives. There are some worthy potential GOP candidates that are not in the race. The GOP options in spite of their many shortcomings at least claim a bigger commitment to capitalism than the sitting president. Perhaps it is just a matter of degrees.

Capitalism like its antithesis, socialism, has a few different flavors. There is the Main Street Capitalism which is focused on the actual production of the goods and services that the market determines it wants. There is the Wall Street Capitalism which focuses more on the financing and capitalization of the producers. When the financial sector gets too big resources are often wasted on complicated structures rather than the actual use of the capital itself. We just witnessed the result of such a period and it seems to be correcting itself.

But the worst form of capitalism is crony capitalism, where business seeks value in government power rather than market service. This is similar to the mercantilism of previous times. Perhaps the only difference between crony capitalism and fascism is which party has the upper hand in the relationship between government and business. When you get in bed with the government somebody is gonna get screwed.

Crony capitalism is to capitalism what National Socialism (Nazism) is to socialsism.

(You can read Rebel Yid daily at Rebel Yid: Beyond Left & Right)

Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

A Smart Compromise

Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has put forward a really good idea that I'm sure no Republican will ever support.

Allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built but demand that all oil pumped through it stays in the US. We'd still have risk but also a whole bunch of guaranteed reward.

(You can read J. Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bristol Palin Waiting for Obama's Call

From Bristol Palin's blog:

"Dear President Obama,

You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next. You explained to reporters you called her because you were thinking of your two daughters, Malia and Sasha. After all, you didn’t want them to think it was okay for men to treat them that way:

“One of the things I want them to do as they get older is engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on,” you said. “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

And I totally agree your kids should be able to speak their minds and engage the culture. I look forward to seeing what good things Malia and Sasha end up doing with their lives.

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung... Continue reading here.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Game Change

I couldn't sleep last night, so I watched HBO's Game Change.

The best part of the movie (for me) was seeing what hockey jersey 'Palin' would be wearing next...Rangers, Aves, Red Wings. That doesn't say much for the movie, I guess.

First, aesthetically, Julianne Moore is quite a few years older than Palin and it's evident. Apparently, there was/is Emmy talk but I though her accent was atrocious. At times she sounded like the police chief Marge in Fargo.

The Right wants to dismiss this as total fiction --and movie makers didn't help their authenticity cause by casting some of the most liberal members of Hollywood to play all the major characters. In fact, I think someone that did some digging found that people on the set (both actors and behind the scenes) have donated hundreds of thousands to Barack Obama and Democrats and not $1 to Republicans.

But, a few major players from McCain's camp have said that the Palin portrayal is accurate.

That's okay with me. Even if these are facts, they don't demonize her. She was plucked from obscurity with no decent prep or realistic expectation on how seethingly anti-Palin the press would be (in all fairness, I don't think anyone could have foreseen how despicable the MSM would be). Would it be surprising to learn she felt betrayed by the staff and shut down on them on occasion? No, who wouldn't? Would it be surprising that she didn't know many aspects of foreign policy or who the President of Georgia was? There are plenty of Americans that don't know who the Vice President of this country is...

I think what comes through loud and clear is McCain's people didn't fully vet her and then they blamed her instead of helping her through it. What came through was as much as they blamed her --she gave them TONS of momentum and money that they would have never achieved without her voice.

They try to plant the seeds of mental instability, but who wouldn't be on the verge of a breakdown with grown men making sexual jokes about your teenage daughter and comedians making derogatory remarks about your Downs Syndrome baby. They try to plant the seeds of a lower intelligence, but that also rings as false because when she wanted to learn something --she did and has.

This movie was made to scare those that would watch it with emotion in lieu of thought. It was made to ensure there was never another Palin Presidency run. The movie makers claim they were going to make the Obama-Hillary story, but chose this because that was too long.

Yeah, we believe that.

So, they tried to paint Palin as a mentally unstable idiot...but what they did was paint a normal mom that was thrust into incredible hate but persevered because she truly does love her country. Did she make some mistakes along the way? Who doesn't?

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Couple Sues Because They Didn't Abort Their Daughter...And Wins

The other day, when I read that a couple was suing because prenatal testing had said their fetus was healthy and then was born with Downs Syndrome I was disgusted. But, when I read further and found their little girl wasn't a few days (or even a few months) old, but FOUR YEARS OLD...I was furious. You have had this little girl for four years and you are suing because you didn't kill her when it was legal?! And we say that folks in the Middle East are twisted?

I posted the story on my Facebook a few days ago and got a sparse 4 comments. So maybe my disdain is the minority opinion on this one?

Anyway, this morning I Googled the story because my bookmark had gone wonky and low and behold...the case has been settled. This Portland, Oregan couple has received a $2.9 MILLION dollar reward from a jury to compensate them for the horrible burden of having a child in a country where abortion is alive and well.

"Victory for couple who said they 'would have aborted daughter if they knew she had Down's syndrome' as jury forces hospital to pay $2.9million following botched test." (source)

So when a faulty amniocentesis keeps you from aborting your child you get paid. Now, juxtapose this story with the outrage at Santorum for saying that amniocentesis leads to abortion...

The GOP Still Has No Clear Candidate

"Rick Santorum ensured that the Republican nominating battle will drag on, possibly into the spring and beyond, after pulling off a pair of victories in the Deep South on Tuesday – the last big night of primaries until April.

The former Pennsylvania senator edged out his opponents in both Mississippi and Alabama, allowing him to build the case that he is the “conservative” alternative to Mitt Romney over Newt Gingrich." (source)

Almost a year ago I posted the GOP candidate I would create in a political remake of Weird Science...and I fear that none of the 4 choices on the table really measure up (though one does make an appearance):

To look like him:

With his brain:

His balls:

Her accessibility:

His military background:

His oration:

Her fortitude:

And, his humor:

The first time I posted this, I was remiss not to add...
His manliness:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Guest From The Right: Greybeard

"Radical" Islam

For openers, I know next to nothing about Islam. I hope my fears are for nothing.
But in previous discussions with Islamic followers I have found there are certain questions that bring dialogue to a halt...

  • Is it true the Koran commands Muslims to either enslave, convert, or KILL non-Muslims?

  • Is it true "taqiyah" condones lying to non-Muslims if it benefits the expansion of Islam?

  • Is it true the later, more militant sections of the Koran supercede the earlier, kinder, gentler verses?

  • We continue to hear we are at war with "radical" Islam.
    If the questions above are all answered in the affirmative then Islam, at its very core, is radical and we are at war with the basic "religion"...
    A rapidly growing cancer that it seems we're ignoring at our peril.

    (You can read Greybeard daily at Pitchpull)

    Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

    We Need To Come Home

    I wonder if Fox News will demand the Afghans apologize to us for this slaughter?

    I agreed that we should send troops to Afghanistan back after 9/11. But at this point I would say we're just wasting money, lives and international goodwill sticking around.

    (You can read J. Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

    Monday, March 12, 2012

    To Care, or Not To Care?

    Today, that is the question.

    I have a good friend that is seemingly oblivious to the larger world around her. She is a good wife, a great daughter and sister and a wonderful mom to her kids. BUT, she couldn't tell you who was running for President. Who the last two Vice Presidents were. What Kony2012 is. What just happened with one of our troops in Afghanistan. What Pepsi was using to test new flavors. Who George Soros is. What all the chatter about Rush Limbaugh is all about. Who Andrew Breitbart was. Or even be able to name a few differences between the Democrat and Republican parties. She's 38 years old and has never registered to vote.

    I can even write this post because, after all these years, she probably doesn't know I have a blog...and even if she did, she would never care (or think) to read it or know where to find it.

    You might jump to the conclusion that I am saying this in a condescending or derogatory manner... But, when all is said and done, she is one of the happiest, carefree people I know. All of her focus is on her immediate world and the people in it. Doting on her husband, children and dogs. Enjoying life day by day without getting all tangled up in the politics all around her. She can watch any movie because she has no idea what an actor's beliefs are (and nor does she care), she can buy any product, and she can listen to any conversation and/or news report without the thousands of nuances and subliminal messages that I hear.

    Recently, and on more than one occasion, I have found myself jealous of her laissez-faire approach to life.

    And, I have been wondering...if I could stop caring about the bigger picture and all its entanglements...would I? Who is better off?

    Real Headline: $50 Light Bulb Wins Government Affordability Prize

    "The U.S. government has awarded appliance-maker Philips $10 million for devising an “affordable” alternative to today’s standard 60-watt incandescent bulb. That standard bulb sells for around $1. The Philips alternative sells for $50.

    Of course, the award-winner is no ordinary bulb. It uses only one-sixth the energy of an incandescent. And it lasts 30,000 hours–about 30 times as long. In fact, if you don’t drop it, it may last 10 years or more." (source)

    I'm all for cutting down on waste, but here's the told me the squiggly CFL light bulbs would last seven years. I spent like $7 a piece on them (and that seemed mental) and now, less than two years later a bunch have burned out! And then I find they are like hazardous mercury that I shouldn't even be handling... Of course that's after one broke in my sons' room. Thanks for that BTW.

    So, is there a shot in hell I'm falling for the hype again? No. And jumping from a regular, incandescent light bulb that's 79¢ to a $7 toxic hazard to a $50 boy that cried wolf variety. I'm stocking up on the 79¢ old faithfuls...but thanks for the offer. I'm pretty sure this government backed, overpriced light bulb will go they way of Solyndra and the Chevy Volt...because that's the government's proven record on picking companies.

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    Saturday, March 10, 2012

    Don't Wish For It...Work For It!

    This sign hangs over the back door in my kitchen and is the last thing my children (and The Man and I) see as they leave the house each day.

    (Totally off topic, this is the sign for those trying to enter through the back door...)

    But, I think Sandra Fluke (and so many of her generation) is the embodiment of the proof that not all parents place such importance on the virtue of hard work and sacrifice. I often wonder what sign her parents would have had? "Every one is a Winner! You deserve it all without doing anything!" ...or something like that?

    Well, maybe Sandra's mom can hang this one:

    Friday, March 09, 2012

    Guest from the Right: Rebel Yid

    Bricks in a Pick Up

    We all benefit from an economy that is growing, but growth is slowed by an endless array of friction costs mandated by the government. When the economy is robust these friction costs appear to be minimal because they can be easily absorbed. But these costs accumulate like bricks in a pick up truck. When new regulations or taxes are imposed the old ones remain. The accumulation effect of a stream of friction costs is the same as when you overload the pick up truck. At some point the weight is too much and the suspension collapses and the truck cannot move. We tend to blame the last brick we put on the truck but the real problem was all the bricks that preceded it.

    Each brick that is born by our economy is rationalized and justified for the good it does. Each department of government loads the bricks with little consideration of the load required by other agencies. As the Polish poet, Stanislaw Lec noted “Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty.”

    (You can read Rebel Yid daily at Rebel Yid: Beyond Left and Right)

    Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

    The GOP Is Waking Up

    Republicans are starting to realize that adhering to Grover Norquist's no tax pledge is making them look like petrified political zombies who can't get anything done.

    (You can read J. Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

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    Thursday, March 08, 2012

    Palin Calls Out the Prez, Another Liberal Rant, Pepsi Tastes of Babies and I Have A Dream

  • Palin is referring to Bill Maher...who called her the C-word among other things. I don't know about LIBERAL women, but this CONSERVATIVE woman thinks the C-word is way worse than SLUT (Which women call each other all the time BTW). Not that either are complimentary, BUT I agree with Sarah Palin. The President took $1 million from Maher and he needs to give it back.

  • Here's a headline I never expected to see. Thank God I don't drink soda.
    Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’
    "The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders.

    In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCo’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to produce flavor enhancers falls under “ordinary business operations.”

  • "Randi Rhodes is a liberal talk radio host that can be heard on numerous affiliates across the country and on satellite radio. So when she says something, there’s likely more than a few people listening. And she just said something pretty wild.

    After playing audio of Fox commentator Monica Crowley criticizing Sandra Fluke and the idea that women need $3,000 a year for birth control, Rhodes lost it on Wednesday, saying that conservative women don’t deserve to have ovaries.

    “You know, these women, somebody really needs to go repossess their ovaries. Really, truly, they have no right to them. They are fabulous, little organs and they have absolutely no right to be estrogen-bearing beings. Okay? Just cut ‘em off, let ‘em go through the hot flashes, let ‘em just sit there and complain about hormone therapy, okay? Just take the ovaries and get it over with. Because they don’t deserve to have estrogen. They really don’t. It’s a privilege.”

    So, if adhering to her proclamation, my mother's ovaries would have been taken away and the Left would have lost my twin lefties. Nice bangs Randi...

  • My dream? That we split the country. It's not a perfect Union. It's polluted with Socialists and the overly entitled. They take the Left Coast and we take the Right. We apply our ideology here and they theirs there. And we see which country thrives. Which has a better economy. Higher graduation rates. A better economy. Lower crime rates. Higher productivity.

    Hey, we can all dream, right?
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    In Memoriam: Capt. Carroll LeFon, Ret. a.k.a. Neptunus Lex

    This has been a bad week for Conservatives. Another warrior has left us.

    RIP Neptunus Lex.

    I am so honored to have graced the very short blogroll of such a wonderful wordsmith.

    Your voice will be missed.

    There is an Open Thread over at Lex's place for tributes, remembrances and condolences.

    Subsunk posted this at BLACKFIVE:

    "I note with sadness the passing of Neptunus Lex, CAPT Carroll "Lex" LeFon, USN (Retired). Apparently, his Israeli Kfir crashed while he was flying as an aggressor pilot out of Fallon, NV for the Navy's Top Gun school. His command of the English language and grasp of the ironies in Life were an outstanding characteristic of his life, as was his deep and abiding love for his family, and a commensurate deep love of his country.

    Let's Do Some Boycotting Of Our Own

    THIS woman loves Rush.

    The hoopla over him calling out absurdity is beginning to really irk me.

    Twelve advertisers (that list is growing) and two radio stations have pulled out of Rush Limbaugh's show.

    Let that marinate for a second.

    14 men (or women) that were intelligent enough to become CEOs of companies like ProFlowers and Sleep Number --decided to pull advertising from a show where the listeners SPEND MONEY to appease a contingent that doesn't even want to pay for their own birth control.

    Dear Pro Flowers CEO...the people 'outraged' at Rush aren't paying for a florist. They're either picking then from their Conservative neighbors garden or making them from construction paper paid supplied by their school.

    Dear Sleep Number...the people 'outraged' over Rush aren't spending $2,000 on a mattress. They're occupying a tent somewhere.

    Dear Carbonite...the people 'outraged' over Rush are using their Conservative parents' computer.

    I am not normally one for Boycotts and the like, but I plan to write each and every one of these daft CEOs and let them know that because they bowed to manufactured outrage and displayed reactionary behavior...I would never feel secure using any of their products:

    Sleep Number
    The Sleep Train
    Quicken Loans
    Legal Zoom
    Tax Resolution
    Bare Escentuals
    AllState Insurance

    Here is the FULL LIST with statements from the companies

    And here are almost identical companies that you can substitute for any listed above

    The two radio stations are WBEC of Pittsfield, MA and KPUA of Hilo, OH.

    Personally, I wouldn't have called the birth control shill a prostitute or a slut, but I'm sure I could come come up with a few appropriate adjectives for someone that thinks tax payers should fund her sex life...

    (Here's a good article: View From The Right: How Democrats Are Using Women As Pawns)

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    Tuesday, March 06, 2012

    Guest From the Right: Captain America

    General Motors has temporarily suspended production of its Volt electric car, the company announced Friday. GM, which is based in Detroit, announced to employees at one of its facilities that it was halting production of the beleaguered electric car for five weeks and temporarily laying off 1,300 employees. A GM spokesman told The Hill on Friday that production of the Volt would resume April 23.

    “We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand,” GM spokesman Chris Lee said in a telephone interview. Lee noted that sales of the Volt were higher in February than they were in January, and added that California recently decided to allow the electric car to qualify for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in the state. “We see positive trends, but we needed to make this market adjustment,” he said. LINK

    Ok so it’s bad enough that Chevy has conspired with the Obama administration to foist this failed flaming-fuse box car on us. It’s bad enough that the Obama administration has wasted billions of tax payer dollars bailing out GM and the UAW. It’s criminal that the Obama administration has saddled our children with trillions in debt because of their “green energy” schemes. But you know what ticks me off the most? It’s the outright lies they tell and the MSM prints with no vetting or criticism.

    “We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand,” GM spokesman Chris Lee said

    Really Chris? Proper inventory? As far as I can tell the lots are full of UNSOLD Volts because no one wants an OBAMACAR! The Volt is a failure as will be any electric car that doesn’t get 200 miles on a charge and can be fully re-charged in less than an hour with batteries that last ten years.

    (You can read Captain America --Voted Most Valuable Philadelphia Blogger-- daily at First In)

    Guest from the Left: S.W. Anderson

    It’s the hypocrisy, stupid

    “Woodstock is the great American orgy. This is who the Democratic Party has become. They have become the party of Woodstock. The prey upon our most basic primal lusts, and that’s sex. And the whole abortion culture, it’s not about life. It’s about sexual freedom. That’s what it’s about. Homosexuality. It’s about sexual freedom.

    “All of the things are about sexual freedom, and they hate to be called on them. They try to somehow or other tie this to the Founding Father’s vision of liberty, which is bizarre. It’s ridiculous.”

    Rick Santorum,, former senator and a Republican presidential candidate,
    at a 2008 Oxford Center for Religion and Public Life forum
    titled, “The Press & People of Faith in Politics.”

    Cain, Herman (alleged) presidential candidate
    Calvert, Ken, U.S. representative
    Chenoweth-Hage, Helen, U.S. representative
    Craig, Larry, U.S. senator
    Ensign, John, U.S. senator
    Foley, Mark, U.S. representative
    Fossella, Vito, U.S. representative
    Gingrich, Newt, U.S. representative
    Giuliani, Rudi (alleged), mayor
    Haley, Nikki (alleged), governor
    Hyde, Henry, U.S. representative
    Lee, Christopher, U.S. representative
    Livingston, Bob, U.S. representative
    Packwood, Bob, U.S. senator
    Sherwood, Don, U.S. representative
    Thomas, Clarence (alleged), Supreme Court justice
    Tower, John (alleged), U.S. senator
    Schwarzenegger, Arnold, governor
    Thurmond, Strom, U.S. senator
    Sanford, Mark, governor
    Vitter, David, U.S. senator

    This list is a sampling of Republican political figures involved in sex scandals of various kinds.

    What about Democrats Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner and so on?

    There is this significant difference. No Democratic presidential candidate — or other Democratic candidates, for that matter — is going around casting out first stones, sliming the Republican Party as the party of fornication, adultery, communicating with minors for immoral purposes and so on.

    Don’t expect sanctimonious Santorum to criticize the moral lapses surrounding him in Republican ranks because wrong is wrong no matter who’s doing it. No, what sanctimonious Santorum is about is bringing in the fundamentalist Christian sheeps’ money and votes. He does that in part by demonizing the opposition and by giving the more gullible among the religious right reason to join him in feeling superior.

    That makes sanctimonious Santorum a con man, a prize hypocrite and a disgusting piece of political work.

    (You can read SW Anderson daily at Oh!pinion Blog)

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    Monday, March 05, 2012

    Obama and Alinsky, Standing with Rush and the Right Acquiesces to Mitt

  • Andrew Breitbart's last column has been published posthumously and his challenge to Conservatives to make sure Obama is vetted this go around has been issued. The article: The Vetting, Part I: Barack's Love Song To Alinsky.

    While reading Andrew's article that closes the gap between Obama and Alinsky that the White House has striven to maintain, I couldn't help but think of an email I received a while back asking why NOT ONE of Obama's old girlfriends or even prom dates have come forward. There has been no, "Hey, I want to the senior prom with Barack Obama" or "I went to homecoming with the President!" We haven't heard from anyone that sat next to him in class or that took a class he taught. It's odd even if you're not a Conspiracy freak...right?

  • I'm not going to say anything more about the Rush Limbaugh uproar than this woman needed no apology. I'm not so easily distracted by bright, shiny things. The White House's Fluke's words offended me much more than Limbaugh's. I am beyond disgusted that there is a generation so entitled, they feel as if birth control is a right. It's beyond comprehension. The only thing I fault Rush for is giving her absurdity cover for the bait and switch.

  • Regardless what the national polls were showing, the Conservative blogosphere was holding strong against Mitt Romney. I believe that Newt won all or most of John Hawkins' GOP primary polling. BUT, for the first time in the polling done by Right Wing News...Mitt is winning among Conservative Bloggers. But, he's still not their choice. Though Romney wins among the bloggers with 47% saying they would vote for him of the election was held today, 52% also say they would prefer "a yet unnamed candidate selected at a brokered convention." You can see the complete poll results here
  • Friday, March 02, 2012

    Right Independence VS. Left Regulation

    There are a shocking number of population control advocates on the Left. Not shocking, is that they are most often the loudest voices in the abortion debate. A perfectly legal outlet for their human disdain.

    This article about China's population control laws reads like fiction... I still haven't wrapped my mind around the fact that you have to get your child's name approved in some countries (Germany), let alone that the government can dictate how many children and of what gender you can bring into the world. It astounds me that the Left would bring us closer to these realities... Who can read these stories and advocate for more government control?!

    "Some local officials in rural areas have come up with nasty slogans to intimidate couples planning to have more than one child. Simply reading some of them can send chills down one's spine.

    Some examples: "If you don't receive the tubal ligation surgery by the deadline, your house will be demolished!" "We would rather scrape your womb than allow you to have a second child!" "Kill all your family members if you don't follow the rule!"

    "Once you get captured, an immediate tubal ligation will be done; Should you escape, we'll hunt you down; If you attempt a suicide, we'll offer you either the rope or a bottle of poison."

    The Chinese government adopted the family-planning policy in the late 1970s to rein in the growth rate of the world's largest population. It officially restricts most couples in urban areas to one child. Those who violate the regulation may face a huge fine.

    "Overpopulation remains one of the major challenges to social and economic development," said Li Bin, director of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, according to Xinhua news agency. (Read the entire article)

    The entire philosophy of liberal thinking is that someone else knows what's best for them. It's absolutely bizarre. From regulatory committees, to unions to food and speech police...50% of our country is so insecure they want someone to dictate everything they say and do...Almost makes me want to vote for Ron Paul.