The Food Police 2014

Before I getb to today guest article: Just a Note

 

In 1983, the FDA began banning men who have had sex with other men at any time since 1977  (believed to be the year the AIDS epidemic began in the United States), from donating blood.

 

This ban is still in place to this day, apparently. Gee, I wonder why the screeching harpies on the Left who went ape crap over SB1062  (which wasn’t about gays but they made it so) in Arizona haven’t protested this one?

Because they’d have to protest their own left wingers, perhaps? Hmmm…

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/02/25/fda-blood-donation-ban

Now on with the show…

Would you rather sip on unpasteurized milk or a cold glass of soda? Do you prefer Saturday lunch at a fast food joint or a farmers market? 

Regardless of your choices, your food freedom — your right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods you want — is under attack. Here are ten food freedom issues to keep an eye on in 2014.

1: FDA May Ban or Restrict a Growing Number of Food Ingredients. The FDA has proposed banning oils containing trans fats, an ingredient found in foods like coffee creamers and muffins. If you think that’s an overstep, consider that the agency is also likely to propose unprecedented new restrictions on food ingredients like sodium and caffeine in 2014.

2: Raw Milk Bans Drawing Fire. Unpasteurized (“raw”) milk is increasingly popular, but because consuming raw milk carries some risk, the FDA and some states ban its sale. 

Yet the risks of drinking raw milk are similar to those posed by eating a medium-rare hamburger, spinach, cantaloupe or other foods that rightly warrant nothing more than a government warning sticker. Look for continued fights over overly strict raw milk regulations in 2014.

3: New York City’s Soda Ban Not Dead Yet. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ham-handed attempt to ban large sodas earned him scorn from Jon Stewart and the New York Times editorial board. It also forced a broad coalition of unions, soda makers, restaurants, and minority businesses to sue to overturn the ban. Nevertheless, Bloomberg’s successor Bill DeBlasio has vowed to forge ahead with the soda ban. After two stinging losses, the city has filed a last gasp court appeal that should be decided in 2014.

4: Farm Subsidies Will Prop Up Big Farms, Cost Taxpayers Billions. Farm subsidies administered by the USDA shift taxpayer money to mostly large, already profitable farmers so they can do things they’d already be doing (like, say, farming) or things that don’t make much sense (like planting more crops than consumers want to buy). That may or may not have been a good idea in the 1940s, when federal farm subsidies first arose, but it’s been nothing but a terrible boondoggle since. 

Everyone knows this, and yet Congress will still pass a Farm Bill in 2014 that features some form of wasteful farm subsidies.

5: FDA’s Menu Labeling Rules Could Be a Colossal Mess. One underreported element of ObamaCare is that it requires the FDA to enact nationwide menu labeling rules. The rules would require many chain restaurants to provide calorie counts on most menu items, but what about pizza delivery chains like Domino’s which has 34 million different ways to order a pizza? What about grocery stores with a salad bar? Even as study after study shows that menu labeling is actually counterproductive, the FDA will have to answer these questions in 2014.

6: Some Cities Still Kicking Food Trucks to the Curb. 2013 was a pretty good year for food trucks around the country. Washington, D.C. opted not to crack down on its vibrant food truck scene, instead enacting new rules that appear to have brought some tasty peace to the nation’s capital. New Orleans did the same. 

How will food trucks fare in 2014? They still face existential threats from regulators in cities nationwide—including Alexandria, Va., Birmingham, Ala., Lexington, Ky. and San Diego, Calif.

7. Soda Taxes Still Being Pushed in San Francisco. San Francisco has proposed a 2014 ballot measure to make its residents “healthier” by adding nearly $1.50 in taxes to the cost of a six-pack of soda. 

Good idea? Hardly. 

Research shows food sin taxes don’t work. So does real life. After Denmark implemented a series of food sin taxes, the country was forced to scrap the laws because they were bad for business, caused job losses and didn’t work.

8:  Rise of Voluntary GMO Labeling. To borrow a phrase from prognosticator extraordinaire Nate Silver, the noise is that 90% of voters want the government to force GMO labeling on consumers. The signal—specifically from voters in California and Washington State, who’ve both rejected mandatory GMO labeling—is that Americans prefer a different approach. As we’ve seen with companies like Whole Foods and Chipotle, some restaurants and grocers are responding to demands from their own consumers that they label or move away from GMO foods on their own. Expect consumer choice on GMOs to continue to trump government mandates in 2014.

9: FDA’s Proposed Food Safety Rules Could Hurt Farmers, Raise Food Costs. Advocates for small farmers were up in arms in 2013 over proposed FDA food safety rules that could bury them in pointless, costly red tape. Even the FDA admitted the rules, which would cost nearly $1 billion each year, would only make food up to 5.7% safer. While the FDA recently scrapped the proposed rules and will go back to the drawing board in 2014, there’s no promising the next round of proposed rules will be any better.

10: Government to Consider Restrictions on Food Marketing to Kids (Again).Companies that advertise foods that parents buy for kids are often vilified by a segment of the public health community. 

Food companies may indeed want kids to nag parents to buy their foods, but parents and guardians—not kids—determine what kids eat. 

If you’re a parent and you (and Santa) didn’t buy Johnny or Susie all the toys they asked for at Christmastime, then you already know when, why, and how to say no to your kid. But that bit of common sense likely won’t stop the government from considering new food marketing restrictions in 2014. (the “wrong network”)

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Would you rather sip on unpasteurized milk or a cold glass of soda? Do you prefer Saturday lunch at a fast food joint or a farmers market?

Regardless of your choices, your food freedom — your right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods you want — is under attack. Here are ten food freedom issues to keep an eye on in 2014.

1: FDA May Ban or Restrict a Growing Number of Food Ingredients. The FDA has proposed banning oils containing trans fats, an ingredient found in foods like coffee creamers and muffins. If you think that’s an overstep, consider that the agency is also likely to propose unprecedented new restrictions on food ingredients like sodium and caffeine in 2014.

2: Raw Milk Bans Drawing Fire. Unpasteurized (“raw”) milk is increasingly popular, but because consuming raw milk carries some risk, the FDA and some states ban its sale.

Yet the risks of drinking raw milk are similar to those posed by eating a medium-rare hamburger, spinach, cantaloupe or other foods that rightly warrant nothing more than a government warning sticker. Look for continued fights over overly strict raw milk regulations in 2014.

3: New York City’s Soda Ban Not Dead Yet. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ham-handed attempt to ban large sodas earned him scorn from Jon Stewart and the New York Times editorial board. It also forced a broad coalition of unions, soda makers, restaurants, and minority businesses to sue to overturn the ban. Nevertheless, Bloomberg’s successor Bill DeBlasio has vowed to forge ahead with the soda ban. After two stinging losses, the city has filed a last gasp court appeal that should be decided in 2014.

4: Farm Subsidies Will Prop Up Big Farms, Cost Taxpayers Billions. Farm subsidies administered by the USDA shift taxpayer money to mostly large, already profitable farmers so they can do things they’d already be doing (like, say, farming) or things that don’t make much sense (like planting more crops than consumers want to buy). That may or may not have been a good idea in the 1940s, when federal farm subsidies first arose, but it’s been nothing but a terrible boondoggle since.

Everyone knows this, and yet Congress will still pass a Farm Bill in 2014 that features some form of wasteful farm subsidies.

5: FDA’s Menu Labeling Rules Could Be a Colossal Mess. One underreported element of ObamaCare is that it requires the FDA to enact nationwide menu labeling rules. The rules would require many chain restaurants to provide calorie counts on most menu items, but what about pizza delivery chains like Domino’s which has 34 million different ways to order a pizza? What about grocery stores with a salad bar? Even as study after study shows that menu labeling is actually counterproductive, the FDA will have to answer these questions in 2014.

6: Some Cities Still Kicking Food Trucks to the Curb. 2013 was a pretty good year for food trucks around the country. Washington, D.C. opted not to crack down on its vibrant food truck scene, instead enacting new rules that appear to have brought some tasty peace to the nation’s capital. New Orleans did the same.

How will food trucks fare in 2014? They still face existential threats from regulators in cities nationwide—including Alexandria, Va., Birmingham, Ala., Lexington, Ky. and San Diego, Calif.

7. Soda Taxes Still Being Pushed in San Francisco. San Francisco has proposed a 2014 ballot measure to make its residents “healthier” by adding nearly $1.50 in taxes to the cost of a six-pack of soda.

Good idea? Hardly.

Research shows food sin taxes don’t work. So does real life. After Denmark implemented a series of food sin taxes, the country was forced to scrap the laws because they were bad for business, caused job losses and didn’t work.

8:  Rise of Voluntary GMO Labeling. To borrow a phrase from prognosticator extraordinaire Nate Silver, the noise is that 90% of voters want the government to force GMO labeling on consumers. The signal—specifically from voters in California and Washington State, who’ve both rejected mandatory GMO labeling—is that Americans prefer a different approach. As we’ve seen with companies like Whole Foods and Chipotle, some restaurants and grocers are responding to demands from their own consumers that they label or move away from GMO foods on their own. Expect consumer choice on GMOs to continue to trump government mandates in 2014.

9: FDA’s Proposed Food Safety Rules Could Hurt Farmers, Raise Food Costs. Advocates for small farmers were up in arms in 2013 over proposed FDA food safety rules that could bury them in pointless, costly red tape. Even the FDA admitted the rules, which would cost nearly $1 billion each year, would only make food up to 5.7% safer. While the FDA recently scrapped the proposed rules and will go back to the drawing board in 2014, there’s no promising the next round of proposed rules will be any better.

10: Government to Consider Restrictions on Food Marketing to Kids (Again).Companies that advertise foods that parents buy for kids are often vilified by a segment of the public health community.

Food companies may indeed want kids to nag parents to buy their foods, but parents and guardians—not kids—determine what kids eat.

If you’re a parent and you (and Santa) didn’t buy Johnny or Susie all the toys they asked for at Christmastime, then you already know when, why, and how to say no to your kid. But that bit of common sense likely won’t stop the government from considering new food marketing restrictions in 2014.

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Cup a Joe

“If you reach out to your Republican friend who can’t stand Obama, but is basically a nice person and they just– but they watch the wrong newscast or — you all know those folks,” Obama said. “Some uncle or cousin, you love them to death, but they come in with all this information that’s just wrong, and you’re shaking your head, but you decide you don’t want to get in an argument with them because you haven’t seen them in a while and you miss them. Right? Everybody has got those folks. You know them.”
“reaching out to Republicans who “watch the wrong newscast” and other friends who aren’t paying attention, “because they’re on one of the other channels that has ‘Real Housewives’ or something.” (Blaze)

BRAVO has a newscast?

The Shahs of Sunset on The Iranian Nuclear Threat?

Top Chef on The latest FDA ban?

Next on BRAVO, Watch What Happens Live at the Border!

So what are the “right” networks?? MSNBC?? NBC? Al-Jazeera America?
What ones are government approved? Have that Obama seal of approval for all the “in-the-the-know” correct knowledge?

Could it be the ones that are feeding you his lies and nothing but his lies?

Gee, I wonder… 🙂

“So if you’re able to reach out to them, and you just say, take a look, here, here, let’s get on the Web site. There’s the price. There’s the plan. Here’s the tax credit. Here’s what it will cost for you. Come on, Uncle Joe, I know you don’t have health insurance. You may not like the president, but this really is a good deal.”

And if you act now we’ll throw in this set of Ginzu knives and Sham Wow!

Does this sound like the cheezy infomercials you see at 3am? Or a a Used Car Dealer?

I wonder how many of you were old enough to remember Joe Isuzu. Joe Isuzu was a fictional spokesman used in a series of television advertisements for Isuzu from 1986 to 1990. Joe Isuzu was a pathological liar who told outrageous and overinflated claims about Isuzu’s cars.

When I watch Obama, Biden, Dodd, Franks and Pelosi I can’t help but wonder if they are all related to good ole Joe. Their claims seem to be at least as outrageous as the claims Joe Isuzu made. A few of Joe’s more memorable quotes were:

“You have my word on it.”

“If I’m lying, may lightning hit my mother.” (“Good luck, Mom!” appears on screen!)

“It has more seats than the Astrodome!”

“Hi, I’m Joe Isuzu and I used my new Isuzu pickup truck to carry a 2,000 pound cheeseburger.”

“The Isuzu Impulse: faster than a speeding—[catches a bullet in his teeth]—well, you know.”

Any of these sound familiar? Obama with his long line of broken campaign promises reminds me of Joe’s “You have my word on it”. We knew Joe was full of crap and now we know the same about Obama.

“If I’m lying, may lightning hit my mother”. Is there anyone out there right now who would want to be the mother of any of these morons? They have lied and misdirected the American people almost every time they have opened their mouths. Dodd couldn’t seem to remember he inserted the text in the stimulus that allowed for AIG’s bonuses to stand when CNN asked him about it. Pelosi quoted job losses at 5 million a month when they were 500,000. Obama was going to change the way Washington worked. Biden, well, Biden is just an idiot. Mom! Hurry duck!

ObamaCare was going to CREATE Jobs. You could also keep your doctor, your plan , and your hospital! And it was going to be cheaper!

(By now Mom has been struck by lighting so many times her sub-atomic particles are burnt to a crisp and we haven’t even mentioned Benghazi, The IRS, The FDA, The FCC, The CIA, or the EPA!) 🙂

“It has more seats than the astrodome” reminds me of Obama’s “jobs created or saved” statement regarding the stimulus bill that he never read. Never mind the fact that the Congressional Budget Office has revised his numbers down by about a million, he still uses the same fictitious numbers he started with.

After all we have nothing but steady job growth since the Stimulus! That’s why we have the lowest labor participation rate in 35 years!

They may not be carrying a 2000 pound cheeseburger in an Isuzu truck but they have strapped a 2000 pound gorilla to the backs of the American taxpayers and we aren’t too damn happy about it.

But fear not, it’s not a tax, it’s a “Shared Responsibility Payment!” 🙂
The Obama administration: Spins faster than a speeding, well you know. Well that pretty much says it all. If you are incapable of telling the truth you must be a master of spin. If nothing else they are good at that. The country as we know it may be circling the drain but we would never know it as long as we’re “spinning” down the drain with it.

I hope that this administration will go the way of Joe Isuzu and quietly fade into the annals of history faster than a speeding (well you know), returning only for the occasional “where are they now” segment. At the very least maybe we can convince network executives to put the “He’s lying” disclaimer at the bottom of the screen. We can hope, can’t we? (Silent Majority Blog)

Naw they’ll just put “Applause” at the bottom of the screen with a number where you can report anyone who is not applauding so the IRS can audit them, after all, they are The Ministry of Truth and they never Lie, do they Joe….

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You Vill Comply!

The Obama Administration’s IRS jackboots have come up with a new Orwellian euphemism for the ObamaCare Mandate Tax, see if you can spot it. 🙂

oh, and then there’s :

President Obama thanked the group that used to be his reelection campaign, Organizing for Action, in event tonight in Washington. 

“The work you are doing is God’s work,” Obama told supporters. (TWS)

Not that his has a Messiah complex or that the Left has very high opinion of their superiority complex… after all God was a National Socialist! 🙂

President Obama’s Internal Revenue Service today quietly released a series of Obamacare “Health Care Tax Tips” warning Americans that they must obtain “qualifying” health insurance – as defined by the federal government – or face a “shared responsibility payment” when filing their tax returns in 2015. The term “shared responsibility payment” refers to the Obamacare individual mandate tax, one of at least seven tax hikes in the healthcare law that directly hit families making less than $250,000 per year.

In “Four Tax Facts about the Health Care Law for Individuals” the agency writes:

Your 2014 tax return will ask if you had insurance coverage or qualified for an exemption.  If not, you may owe a shared responsibility payment when you file in 2015.

In “The Individual Shared Responsibility Payment- An Overview” the agency warns Americans they must prove they were covered each and every month of the year:

For any month in 2014 that you or any of your dependents don’t maintain coverage and don’t qualify for an exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your 2014 tax return filed in 2015.

In “IRS Reminds Individuals of Health Care Choices for 2014” the agency details the calculations Americans can look forward to if they are liable for the tax:

If you (or any of your dependents) do not maintain coverage and do not qualify for an exemption, you will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment with your return. In general, the payment amount is either a percentage of your household income or a flat dollar amount, whichever is greater. You will owe 1/12th of the annual payment for each month you (or your dependents) do not have coverage and are not exempt. The annual payment amount for 2014 is the greater of:

  • 1 percent of your household income that is above the tax return filing threshold for your filing status, such as Married Filing Jointly or single, or
  • Your family’s flat dollar amount, which is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, limited to a maximum of $285.

As confirmed by previous  IRS testimony to the tax-writing House Committee on Ways and Means, “taxpayers will file their tax returns reporting their health insurance coverage, and/or making a payment”.

But it’s NOT A TAX, remember, because then the Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional. 🙂

Once fully phased in, the Obamacare individual mandate tax will rise steeply, to a maximum of 2.5 percent of Adjusted Gross Income or $2,085 – whichever is higher.

But be happy, it’s not a TAX! 🙂

And you can keep your doctor, your plan, and your hospital if you like them! 🙂

Trust Me! 🙂

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President Obama’s campaign promise:

I can make a firm pledge under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

Chris Conover comments:

There’s 21 different taxes stuffed into ObamaCare designed to raise more than $1 trillion in taxes over the next decade. Last October I showed that only 30% of these taxes would actually be borne exclusively by “rich” households ($200,000+ for singles/$250,000+ for couples)…

Even the lowest income families (earning less than about $19,000 in 2012) will be on the hook for nearly $7,000 in ObamaCare taxes over the decade that started last year. [See the graph.]

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Let’s be clear. ObamaCare also absolutely and positively is socking it to the “rich” (approximately the top 2%). I calculate that families in that income range will end up paying $177,000 over the same decade. But the much more surprising figure is that such families will end up bearing only 34% of the ObamaCare tax burden. It’s true that the top 20% of families will bear about 56% of the overall burden, but such families also account for 50% of after-tax income (at least according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey data I used to make my calculations). (John Goodman)

Paul Krugman (Leftist “economist”): “No, what the right wants are struggling average Americans, preferably women, facing financial devastation from health reform. So those are the tales they’re telling, even though they haven’t been able to come up with any real examples.”

Yes, they have, just not ones that an elitist Progressive Liberal would accept because they can’t accept ANYTHING that is negative about their moral and political superiority. So not a surprise.

Maybe he should read this morning’s WSJ. Here is Stephen Blackwood, the president of Ralston College, describing his mother, a cancer victim whose insurance was cancelled because of ObamaCare:

The repeated and prolonged phone waits were Sisyphean, the competence and customer service abysmal. When finally she found a plan that looked like it would cover her Sandostatin and other cancer treatments, she called the insurer, Humana, to confirm that it would do so. The enrollment agent said that after she met her deductible, all treatments and medications — including those for her cancer — would be covered at 100%. Because, however, the enrollment agents did not — unbelievable though this may seem — have access to the “coverage formularies” for the plans they were selling, they said the only way to find out in detail what was in the plan was to buy the plan. (Does that remind you of anyone?)

With no other options, she bought the plan and was approved on Nov. 22. Because by January the plan was still not showing up on her online Humana account, however, she repeatedly called to confirm that it was active. The agents told her not to worry, she was definitely covered.

Then on Feb. 12, just before going into (yet another) surgery, she was informed by Humana that it would not, in fact, cover her Sandostatin, or other cancer-related medications. The cost of the Sandostatin alone, since Jan. 1, was $14,000, and the company was refusing to pay.

The news was dumbfounding. This is a woman who had an affordable health plan that covered her condition. Our lawmakers weren’t happy with that because…they wanted plans that were affordable and covered her condition. So they gave her a new one. It doesn’t cover her condition and it’s completely unaffordable.

But bet your bottom dollar (because you will have to) a Liberal will have an excuse or a high-handed blow off for this kind of story, after all, ObamaCare is perfect and everyone’s happy and better off… 🙂

And Liberals are never wrong. Just ask them… 🙂

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Misanthropic

The heart, the arteries of the country are now clogged with hate. The fuel of American political life is hatred.” — Alec Baldwin

http://www.vulture.com/2014/02/alec-baldwin-good-bye-public-life.html

is worth reading. But all I could think of while reading it is, “well this is how Liberals are” and you’re a Liberal, you didn’t know this? I couldn’t find a lot of sympathy for him because this IS how liberals, and especially The Liberal Media are. But ultimately, I do have some sympathy for him as a ‘hounded’ man but not for politics. He stepped off the Agenda Reservation and he was hunted down and killed for it. Sorry, that’s they way the Left works.

“Bush Lied People Died” anyone? Cheney and Valerie Plaime? Sarah Palin? Ted Cruz? Government Shutdowns? Debt Ceilings? ObamaCare?

But…

And this is all about hate. It’s Hate Incorporated. But the liberals have taken the bait and run in the same direction—and it’s just as corrosive. MSNBC, in its own way, is as full of shit, as redundant and as superfluous, as Fox. (But only Fox and Conservatives were the real target of the FCC).

I think America’s more fucked up now than it’s ever been. People are angry that in the game of musical chairs that is the U.S. economy, there are less seats at the table when the music stops. And at every recession, the music is stopping.

And it’s the fault of the rich! The Tea Party! Businesses! anyone BUT the Liberal Progressive agenda.

In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

So they are slowing being killed off! But who’s the biggest supporter of the people who are promoting the killing off of them? They are.

The Democrats holy sacrament is abortion. Yet, they are being slowly killed off.

Talk about musical chairs!

(and don’t forget to save a quota seat for the “politically Correct” or else you’re a racist, misogynist, homophobic hater!) 🙂

Hate and Fear are the best motivators and the easiest. And that’s the game. Vote for me, the Other Guy’s an Asshole! 🙂

I put my right hand in,
I put my right hand out,
In out, in out.
shake it all about.
Then you switch to “left hand” is put in, then the “right foot,” then the “left foot,” then “my whole head.”
Let’s all do the Hokey Pokey and shake it all about!
That’s what it all about! 🙂

I had dreams of running for office at some point in the next five years. In the pyramid of decision-making in New York City politics, rich people come first, unions second, and rank-and-file New Yorkers come dead last. I wanted to change that. I wanted to find a way to lower the cost of the city government and thus reduce New York’s shameful tax burden. I would have decentralized the schools. My father was a public-school teacher. He always told me that although you could encourage a child to work hard, you could only go so far; that half the goal had to be achieved at home. As progressive as I’ve been in my politics, there are other things I don’t think of as liberal or progressive, just common sense.

But you’d have been run into ground and vilified  to a sub-atomic level for “opposing” the Unions, especially the NEA. You thought MSNBC was a bastion of hatred and self-servicing laziness for applause, this would have been true hell. You have to be 100% with them or else…

Common Sense doesn’t feed the Liberal Hate machine. They are like Slimer from Ghostbusters with an insatiable appetite for power derived from opportunistic and real hatred and complete and total mindless loyalty to the cause regardless.

And now we don’t leave each other alone. Now we live in a digital arena, like some Roman Colosseum, with our thumbs up or thumbs down.

And an Agenda to push, for the “journalists” and the Government, especially under Obama.

The 24/7/365 news cycle. So much hate so little time.

I met with Nick and others from two LGBT organizations. We talked for a while about the torment of the LGBT life many of them have lived while growing up in traditional Hawaiian families. Macho fathers. Religious mothers. We talked a lot about words and their power, especially in the lives of young people.

One young man, an F-to-M tranny, said, “Are you here to get dry-cleaned, like Brett Ratner?” Meaning I could do some mea culpa, write them a six-figure check, go to a dinner, sob at the table, give a heartfelt speech, beg for forgiveness. I thought to myself: Beg for forgiveness for something I didn’t do?

I said, “No. I don’t want to get dry-cleaned. I don’t want to be decontaminated by you, Karen Silkwood–wise, scrubbed down. I want to learn about what is hurtful speech in your community. I want to participate in some programs about that. Or underwrite one. And then, like you, I just want to be left alone.”

But Liberal politicians and Liberal activists don’t want to leave anyone alone, not until they are completely subservient to their whims and wishes and are as spineless and timid as jellyfish and will do whatever they want, whenever they want and because they want them to.

And they are not as tolerant and seeking of of understanding as you might think you are. They are the vastly most intolerant people around.

or as jbk, a commentor said: On the other hand, the left, LONG before MSNBC, refined a hatred for ordinary Americans into a fine art. Of course, not all on the left are like that either. But stop kidding yourself that they merely mirror now the approach from the right. The people who have condemned you without knowing a thing – Andrew Sullivan, Rachel Maddow, etc. – are only the tale-end inheritors of a very old and despicable tradition of elite condescension masquerading as progressive.

And there is no one better, and more practiced at condescending hubris than the Left. 🙂

lgsbharvey 

Sorry this happen to Alec but when he says all conservatives are raciest. He is throwing his own brother Stephen Baldwin (A Conservative) under the bus. Not to mention 95% of middle America. So now he gets some of his own medicine he thinks it is unfair…?? Now he knows what it is like living a life as a Black conservative.  When the left can’t compete in the arena of ideas they name call or vilify the other side so they can feel better about themselves. That is what has changed in America and it is sad.

There is nothing more evil to the Left than a) a Black Conservative or b) a Latino Conservative. They are spawn of the devil are a foreign virus that must be destroyed at any cost! They are the ultimate “Not We”.

So is that why I’m misanthropic, yep, you betcha. 🙂

 

 

Nailed it!

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The FCC announced on Friday that it would back off its planned study of U.S. newsrooms in which monitors would be dispatched to gather information on how they operate. Even so, Greta Van Susteren on Friday decided to answer the questionnaire that would have been included in the study as honestly as she could.

The first question: “What is the news philosophy of the station?”

Van Susteren’s answer: “None of your business, read the Constitution.”

Question No. 2: “How much news does your station air every day?”

“Watch and figure it out yourself, I’m not doing your work for you,” she responded.

The third question from the proposed FCC study: “Who decides which stories are covered?”

Van Susteren’s familiar answer: “None of your business, read the Constitution.”

“Read the Constitution is what they should’ve done before they even did this study,” she added

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/21/watch-greta-van-susteren-answers-proposed-fcc-questionnaire-for-newsrooms-and-nails-it/

But when the Government agency that can ruin you overnight comes “inquiring” about how you do your job there are no “innocent” questions and it’s not the least bit “funny”.

Of the 5 Commissioners who approve new organizations license every 8 years 3 are Democrats. But don’t worry, there’s no agenda here when they talk about “protecting the rights of minorities”. 🙂

The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”

Aka, the Liberal Progressive Social AGENDA.

As Thomas Jefferson so eloquently said, “our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

Wanna know what MSDNC has as their top story today, “Stand Your Ground Laws” and “Bridgegate” in New Jersey! (who the F*ck cares about that stupid ass story to begin with?–Liberals it fuels their hatred of the “Not We”). Do you think they feel threatened by the FCC?

Nope. They are already the Ministry of Truth.

Put in “FCC” and it comes up with some lame ass story about a Baseball player saying the F-Word in a stadium speech!

They mock Fox’s Megyn Kelly for calling the story “crazy” and 1 commenter says the party line: “I can see where a so-called news network that makes up stories out of whole cloth would be worried about this.”

Megyn Kelly is afraid that a bunch of Non- White feds dressed as Santa’s will start showing up in Fox News rooms.uninvited.”

You can’t even find the story on NBC News Website. But they will tell you about The Democrats wanting to bring back the defeated “Net Neutrality”. 🙂

ABC will talk about the FCC and Cellphones on Airplanes, just not about monitors in the newsroom.

CNN’s top story, The Olympics!

That tells you all you need to know.

Are you now of have you ever been…?

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

Obama-Press

The Commisars

Well, we won’t have the actual Ministry of Truth in full view just yet. But the fact that they were bold enough to even propose it and many “journalists” and other government and Congressional figures had no problem with it should a shiver down your spine.

The Federal Communications Commission will amend a proposed study of newsrooms in South Carolina after outcry over what some called “invasive questions,” the commission’s chairman said Friday.

The survey was meant to study how and if the media is meeting the public’s “critical information needs” on subjects like public health, politics, transportation and the environment. Now, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said questions about news philosophy and editorial judgment will be removed from the survey and media owners and reporters will no longer be questioned.

“Any suggestion the Commission intends to regulate the speech of news media is false,” FCC spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said Friday in a statement, adding that a revised study will be released within the next few weeks.

FOR NOW. We just have to work out a better way to approach it. The frog was thrown in the boiling water and he jumped out so we need a different approach to insure he won’t jump out before he’s boiled to death.

The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising its rules for obtaining records from the news media in leak investigations, promising that in most instances the government will notify news organizations beforehand of its intention to do so.

Because we’ve gotten so much for spying on the and persecuting them. We need a less invasive and less public way of spying on them and then persecuting the offenders.

And the fact that this was all started by “journalism” schools who were not happy with opposition news reporting should terrify you.

Journalism as it was practiced for 200+ years is dead. Now it’s just propaganda.

And, especially on the Left, the Freedom of Speech only extends to their Speech, not yours.

The move to police the newsrooms is an effort to bring back the now-defunct “Fairness Doctrine,” which forces station managers to air unpopular views outside the wishes of both owners and viewers.

Aka, get the opposition off the air. After all, would the FCC demand that MSNBC give equal treatment to conservatives? or would it just demand that FOX give equal time to The Far Left Administration cronies??

D’Oh!

Under the banner of minority representation (OF COURSE!), FCC’s plan to police America’s newsrooms was to dispatch politically connected contractors from a company called Social Solutions International to conduct a “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs.”

They would interrogate America’s editors and reporters in TV, radio and even newspapers about how they decide which stories to report, all to find bias in need of a government remedy.

After all, you’re all racists & sexists anyhow.

The FCC insists the study is just a quest for information to be given on a “voluntary” basis, but with its power to issue licenses swaying over the heads of editors and reporters, it’s anything but voluntary.

I will voluntarily hold a loaded gun to your head. Now you can say what you want or you can say what I want you to say, your choice. 🙂

The plan was so bad the FCC was forced to issue a statement Friday backtracking on the idea, claiming in its press release that it was “Setting the Record Straight On The Draft Study” (as if the problem was bad reporting rather than an atrocious idea).

It’s not out fault you got mad at us or misunderstood what we were trying to do. Oh, sorry, I’ll put that gun down for now…Until I come up with a better way to extort you, Like I did with ObamaCare.

“My staff has engaged in a careful and thorough review of the Research Design with the contractor to ensure that the inquiries closely hew to the mandate of Section 257. While the Research Design is a tool intended to help the Commission consider effective, pro-competitive policies that would encourage new entrants, its direction need not go beyond our responsibilities. We continue to work with the contractor to adapt the study in response to these concerns and expect to complete this work in the next few weeks.”

Well, that was a lot of smoke and mirrors BS that sounds a lot like the excuses for the ObamaCare Website failure, especially since this study first came to light over 6 months ago and no one on this “research design” team had no issues with the “design” until the opposition media firestormed them!

We didn’t know, we’re sorry. We’ll try again later.

We need to change our methodology and get better optics to successfully pitch the idea that New Rooms, and bloggers need to be monitored for their content.

Be Afraid, Be very Afraid.

Orwell: “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a
human face – forever.”

ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN??? 🙂

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Not the liberal Left’s version:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of Any religion (and will mock the free exercise thereof); or abridging the freedom of LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE speech, or of the LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble to worship the LIBERAL PROGRESSIVES, any assembly in opposition must therefore be “terrorism” or “racism” and must be considered sedition, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances against Corporations and to seek “social justice” at all costs. 🙂

So be careful of pots of waters that may boil, The FCC is in the Kitchen with a recipe for Frog stew.

 

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

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