Liberals are Daleks

Today I present my now seemingly annual “Liberals Are…” Special.

I started out with Bees. Then Zombies. Then Drones.
The fourth in the series was Skunks.
https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/liberal-are-bees/
https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/the-zombie-hoard/

https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/drone-warfare/
https://indyfromaz.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/liberals-are-skunks/

Now we have the 2014 edition. DALEKS! 🙂

A Dalek for the uninitiated is the premiere villain of the Longest Running Science Fiction show in the history of TV, “Doctor Who”. They are both 50 years old and still going.

They are Kaled mutants from the planet Skaro and they are nasty, nasty little creatures.

Terrance Dicks, former Script Editor, and long time fan favorite for Doctor Who Novels once said (paraphrase) “the Daleks only response to being frustrated in any way was to exterminate something”.

While Liberals aren’t strictly Daleks because they don’t and can’t just exterminate you on a frustrating whim but they are working on it with ObamaCare.

Jonathan Morris in Doctor Who Magazine (#471) has an article about the 50 years of The Daleks.

They were originally based on The Nazis but for this comparison I’m just looking at some on the analysis in the article and see if you see a Progressive Liberal in there somewhere…:)

“intelligent, manipulative, ‘devoid of conscience’ and prone to bouts of psychotic rage” or in Progressives, childish rage.

in addition they exhibit all the traits of malevolent antisocial personality disorder, particularly belligerence and callousness ” (ObamaCare anyone?)

What is there collective response to “Obamacare horror stories”. You’re a Liar! It’s not True. You’re just being Political.

And if you don’t do as I say I will sick The IRS on you. The NSA is watching you!

The Daleks themselves are like children, locked in a permanent tantrum if they don’t get their own way and wanting to lash out and smash their toys (or exterminate their teachers).”

How many times have I said that the response by the Liberal, especially a Progressive one, is usually very childish and bratty?  (too often).

And an insatiable desire to conquer,destroy and wipe out all other species just because they are different” 🙂

Another theme of the Daleks is to convert you to their cause whether you wanted to be or not. This was seen in the 1960’s in Dalek Invasion of Earth as Robomen, people converted to be slaves to Daleks will and in 2013 they were Dalek Operatives in Asylum of The Daleks and Time of The Doctor.

But some Daleks, like some liberals, overcome this affliction and fight back against their “masters” but it’s usually few and far between. Most are converted and never remember their old life (or are pre-programmed from the beginning).

For Robomen, think Illegal Immigration also. 🙂

One of the creepiest ideas in their most recent Asylum of the Daleks is the fact that Oswin (a sympathetic guest character) is converted into a Dalek and doesn’t even realise it, locked in an artificial state of psychosis

The other thing about Daleks is their frenzy and fury for “purity”. For the Daleks themselves this is a very Nazi-esque “racial purity”. For Liberals, especially the Progressive variety it’s ideological purity, step 1 nanometer off the reservation and wam! lightning and wrath will won’t to strike you dead! You are no longer “pure”.

Daleks who deem themselves more “pure” have no qualms about exterminating their own less “pure” kindred (2008, 2010 election where more conservative or moderate Democrats were exterminated by their own party, anyone?)

Say anything bad about ObamaCare and you’re suspect. “Compromise” for real with a Republican and you’ll be looked at askance., and so on.

The Agenda is The Agenda!

They are perfect. You are not. Thus you must be ruled over by them completely.

And they must remain so.

No “Imperial Daleks” will cause a Civil War here.

They are reflection of ourselves, of what we are capable of, what we have been and what we may become. They were inspired by the Nazis,but today, when you see a mass rally of identically (and ideologically) drilled soldiers, you’re seeing human beings acting like Daleks.When you hear political figures attacking those who are ‘unalike’, who don’t conform,you’re hearing the voice of the Daleks. The belief that only the “superior beings” (Homo Superior Liberalis) deserve to survive…”

The Daleks are a warning from history, because they represent every dark part of human nature, aggression,paranoia,ruthlessness,intolerance,amorality,unthinking conformity,blind hatred,loss of individuality,lack of empathy and lack of humanity

And if you don’t agree, the IRS, The NSA, The FDA, The FBI, and The DOJ will be happy to “re-educate you” citizen. 🙂

EXTERMINATE THE TEA PARTY!

EXTERMINATE THE REPUBLICANS!

EXTERMINATE THE NRA!

EXTERMINATE THE KOCH BROTHERS!

EXTERMINATE!!

EXTERMINATE!!

EXTERMINATE!!

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The Long Game

I am going to deviate into Science Fiction today. But with a point.

In 2005, Doctor Who “The Long Game” premiered and it was more prophetic than I thought even then.

Some force had prevented the growth of the The Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. Instead you had a planet seized up with 6,000 news channels that dulled the population into not asking questions and just accepting things as they were.

“A place where humans were allowed to live by the kind permission of my boss…” said the Controller of Satellite Five, the news station.

“Create a climate of fear and it’s easy to keep the borders closed. It’s just a matter of emphasis. The right word in the right broadcast repeated often enough can destabilize an economy, invent an enemy, change a vote.”

“Now there’s an interesting point. Is a slave a slave if he doesn’t know he’s enslaved?”

The Doctor stops the Editor, but when he comes back 100 years later:

Doctor Who: “Bad Wolf” (2005)

The Doctor is trapped on one of 600 “Big Brother” Sets. His companion rose has an encounter with a lethal Anne Robinson on “The Weakest Link”.

Satellite 5 is now The Game Station.

Stupefying and terrorizing the public with 44,000+ “reality shows” that are all too really and all too deadly.

You could be an involuntary contestant at any moment.

The Doctor: History’s gone wrong. Again! This should be the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire! I don’t understand. Last time I was here, I put it right.
Lynda: No, but that’s when it all went wrong. 100 years ago. Like you said, all the news channels, they just shut down overnight.
The Doctor: But that was me. I did that.
Lynda: There was nothing left in their place! No information! The whole planet just froze. The government, the economy, they collapsed.

The Doctor: The human race. Brainless sheep, being fed on a diet of – mind you, have they still got that program where three people have to live with a bear?

Lynda: Oh, Bear With Me? I love that one!

The Doctor: And me. The celebrity edition, where the bear…

The Doctor, Lynda: …got in the bath!

[both smiling]

The Doctor: But it’s all gone wrong! I mean, history’s gone wrong. Again!

Woman: The staff are terrified!
The Doctor: That’s the same staff who execute hundreds of contestants every day?
Woman: That’s not our fault; we’re just doing our jobs.
The Doctor: And with that sentence, you just lost the right to even talk to me! Now back off!

The Democrats Long Game of Bad Wolf anyone? 🙂

 

Complaint Department

I found the following article (but I have to rant a bit first…) interesting because it touches on the internet’s ability to make everyone “an idiot” or a star all in the same sentence.

13 Days ago my geeky corner of the internet was set on fire by the casting of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor in “Doctor Who”.

There was general nashing of teeth, and cries of ‘oh god not another white guy’ and pronouncing the premature death of the show because there won’t be a 20’s to 30s heartthob to drool over. How shallow is that, by the way??

Missing the point that they were fine actors first. They were “white” first.

There had been a lot of “discussion” by the internet showrunner-wanna-be’s and the politically correct about casting anything BUT an old white guy.

Let’s be bold and cast a woman (a joke started by the 4th Doctor in 1981). A Black….A Black woman…A Gay person…etc.

You see where this is going I trust?

And Peter Capaldi was cast, the politically correct had their collective hairs set on fire.

The fact that Mr. Capaldi, a very well know actor of great gravitas and the first Academy Award Winner (for writing and directing “Franz Kafka’s It’s Wonderful Life” in 1994) doesn’t mean anything to these people. He’s just an old white guy. Same old, same old. Boring.

The “missed opportunity”. To be politically correct.

An opportunity I will gladly miss every single time I can.

Slate.com:  The Doctor also has two hearts, but there’s no reason he has to have a penis.

But there’s no reason to make him a woman either. Except to pander to the Politically Correct squeaky “superior” wheel.

So next up, Mary Poppins played by a Bi-sexual, Transgender Male!

Ellen Ripley will be played by Arsenio Hall.

Denzel Washington can play Juliette in “Romeo  & Juliet” where Romeo is a Hispanic Male.

Let’s go nuts!

Showrunner Stephan Moffat had it right, “”Time for a Man to Play the Queen!”.

Science writer Jennifer Ouellette says her reasons for championing a female Doctor go beyond feminism and the obvious fact that a female Doctor would be really cool. “Artistically, it would be a very rich vein for the series writers to mine, both thematically and in terms of character development. It’s a perspective on history he hasn’t experienced yet: that of being the “other” in, shall we say, a less than enlightened time. It changes everything: where he can go, what behavior is appropriate, how others respond to him (both intellectually and sexually).”

Less than “enlightened”?? Seriously…

Whatculture.com:

However, you invariably meet people out on the wilds of the internet who cry foul, that the Doctor must stay white and probably retain his XY chromosomes while he’s at it. They bring up the same arguments each and every time, and I’ve had it.

One of the argument SHE “rebutts” is about “civil rights”: Everyone knows black people contributed nothing to the world and were second-class citizens before the 1950s and when they started fighting for equal rights. Everyone knows that except for anyone with a basic grasp of history.

And the point before this was about a black Doctor not being a token, but overdue.

Ah, the mind of the Politically Correct.

Onto the Article From TIME Magazine that set this off:

I’ve become fascinated, over the last week or so, at the reaction online to the announcement of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who. When his name was initially announced, during an admittedly-overblown, overlong television special designed to make the news “an event” that it really wasn’t, I’ll admit that the news surprised me. It wasn’t that I thought it was a bad choice — quite the contrary; Capaldi’s gift at playing irascible could be very welcome in the character. But the tendency in recent years has been towards younger, more heartthrob-y Doctors: Capaldi is a 55-year old former punk-rocker.

That said, what seems to be drawing so much online ire is just how expected a choice it was.  While Capaldi may be the oldest Doctor since William Hartnell, the very first Doctor in 1963, he is —like the 11 before him—a white male. After all the speculation, excitement and rumor-mongering that, this time, we’d finally get a female Doctor or a black Doctor or some kind of Doctor that wasn’t just like all of the other Doctors that we’ve seen before, we ended up with one we’d expected all along. For a show in which the endless potential of people is such a recurring theme, Doctor Who can be very limiting at times in its casting choices.

Of course, the Internet wasn’t slow to be disappointed in the casting decision. Not in Capaldi as an individual — In fact, I suspect the grudging respect for Capaldi’s experience dulled a lot of the online disdain; I can only imagine what the reaction would have been like had the BBC chosen another attractive 20-something white male for the role to replace Matt Smith. But there was lack of nerve shown in choosing another white man for a role that could, in theory, be played by any actor on Earth with the right chops. The Who producers had, in effect, tried to play it safe only to discover that that was pretty much exactly what they were being condemned for.

Watching the response, I was reminded in an tangential way to the insane, appalling fallout that followed the Bank of England’s decision to put author Jane Austen on the ten pound note. For those who aren’t aware of this story, the BoE announced, in mid-July, that it was going to replace Charles Darwin as the face on the ten-pound note with Austen, celebrating one of the greatest — and most popular — writers the country had produced. You’d think that that would be something few would object to, but you would be entirely wrong. Opposition to the decision came from those finding fault with Austen’s never marrying, Austen being white and even the quote chosen to accompany the portrait on the note itself. As Slate’s Katie Roiphe put it, “the left, the right, the middle, the highbrow, the tabloidy, and the bloggy all found something to take issue with and object to.”

The fact is, there’s no safe choice anymore. The Internet’s ability to not only give voice to everyone with a web connection, but also — to an extent, at least — democratize the discussion by giving almost equal weight to all the voices participating has meant that, no matter what anyone may choose, for whatever reasons, someone will always be there to tell you that you’re wrong (and an idiot). For everything else, everything wonderful that the Internet can do, it has succeeded the greatest at being a machine that will tell you that Abraham Lincoln was only part right. Sure, you can please some of the people all of the time, but you really can’t please all of the people some of the time. Someone, somewhere, will always be so displeased with what you’ve done that they’ll tell you online (often accompanied by a “I don’t even care” disclaimer, even though they obviously care enough to spend the time to complain publicly).

The, well if he another old white guy I won’t watch it any more! Or teenage girls won’t watch an old guy.

The shallowness of Politically Correctness never ceases to amaze.

This isn’t to complain about the Internet and the voice it provides everyone. Instead, it’s a suggestion to the moviemakers and TV makers and authors and artists and creative people of all stripes out there: Please consider this a license to go nuts. Seriously: If you’re going to have people criticize you no matter what you do, then why not do something worth criticizing? Look at the ubiquity of complaints as a reminder to stay true to your own instincts, and make the work you want to see. Everything else will follow — including, of course, the complaining.

You Decide.
Me, I’m happy to have my favorite MALE British, Science Fiction Hero continue with an actor of great stature.Sex and skin color don’t matter.
Except to those who will endlessly complain about their “superior” enlightenment and” insight”.
So I’ll end this with Spiro Agnew: “nattering nabobs of negativism”
He once described a group of opponents as “an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.”
Or would that be “Enlightened”….:)

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Congratulations!

 

Choice, Liberal Style

Just in case you had any doubts:

Reid said he thinks the country has to “work our way past” insurance-based health care during a Friday night appearance on Vegas PBS’ program “Nevada Week in Review.”

“What we’ve done with Obamacare is have a step in the right direction, but we’re far from having something that’s going to work forever,” Reid said.

When then asked by panelist Steve Sebelius whether he meant ultimately the country would have to have a health care system that abandoned insurance as the means of accessing it, Reid said: “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.” (LV Sun)

Major health insurance companies–Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Humana–have decided not to participate in various states in the Obamacare health-insurance exchanges that will be the only place Americans will be able to buy a health insurance plan using the federal subsidies authorized under the Obamacare law.
In Connecticut you had 6 choices. Now you’ll have 3.
That’s your “expanded” choice, Liberal Style.
 
Mind you, when I started this blog nearly years ago I came to the conclusion that this all ultimately led to driving the Insurance Companies out of business so you only had Mama Government to depend on anyhow.
That’s the Liberal definition of Choice. You choose what they want you to choose.
Nothing else. They know best.

If You Like Your Doctor,’ Hope Your Insurer Is Participating in the Exchange

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period,” Obama said on June 15, 2009.

“If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period,” he said.  “No one will take it away. No matter what.”

That promise, however, has been revised by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which now says, “you may be able to keep your current doctor” in the health insurance marketplace.

“Most health insurance plans offered in the Marketplace have networks of hospitals, doctors, specialists, pharmacies, and other health care providers,”HHS said on its website for the health reform law.  “Networks include health care providers that the plan contracts with to take care of the plan’s members.”

“Depending on the type of policy you buy, care may be covered only when you get it from a network provider,” they said. (CNS)

DON’T MAKE TOO MUCH NOW, YA HEAR…

Millions of families could be facing a bizarre situation: If they earn one extra dollar a year, their insurance costs will climb by thousands. It’s just one of the many perverse outcomes ObamaCare will create.

Whenever the topic of ObamaCare costs comes up — something that is occurring with increasing frequency as insurance companies start to announce sky-high ObamaCare rates for next year — backers boast about subsidies.

Who cares if premiums are high, they say, since many will get subsidies through an ObamaCare exchange. (TAXPAYER FUNDED OF COURSE!) But what ObamaCare groupies fail to consider is that these subsidies phase out, and do so in a way that will be extraordinarily punishing for many families.

As Terence Jeffrey explained on CNSNews.com, a middle-class family earning just one more dollar could, because of the way the subsidies are structured, end up paying thousands of dollars more for health insurance.

Jeffrey discovered this when he plugged sample income data into the Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Subsidy Calculator.”

http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator/

A 56-year-old couple with two kids and $110,280 income would be right at the limit for ObamaCare subsidies, according to that calculator. (Subsidies phase out on incomes over 400% of poverty.) Even so, if they bought a $19,832 “Silver” plan through an ObamaCare exchange, they’d get $9,355 in premium subsidies.

But if their income were to climb to $110,281, their subsidy would drop to zero.

It’s even worse than that. ObamaCare also subsidizes out-of-pocket costs for lower-income families who buy Silver plans. And these, too, go away as income climbs.

A Commonwealth Fund report shows what this will mean to a family at the edge of the ObamaCare cliff. Once it goes over the income limit, its out-of-pocket maximum jumps from $8,066 to $12,100.

In other words, a family that has big medical bills and gets a tiny raise could suddenly face more than $13,000 in additional premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.

There are mini-cliffs along the way, too, as the premium and out-of-pocket subsidies step down at various incomes.

Let’s say a family making $55,125 buys a $9,000 plan in an ObamaCare exchange. If its income climbs to $55,126, the premiums shoot up $1,800 and the out-of-pocket maximum jumps $2,000, according to a separate analysis by the American Cancer Society.

As a result, ObamaCare will create a huge incentive for millions of families either to hide income, earn it underground, or turn down a raise in order to avoid getting hit with these huge leaps in insurance costs.

But at least they won’t be “rich” assholes.

Oh, and many of them won’t have to worry about the cliffs of doom because they’ll be working part-time because their boss can afford them otherwise.

Utopia.

And this is only the first step to a much better Complete Government Control.

Rejoice.

This is on top of the many other unfortunate economic incentives ObamaCare will create.

Employers who want to avoid or minimize the massive cost of the employer mandate, for example, will do well to cut part-time hours to below 30 a week, since ObamaCare considers 30 hours full-time work. Many are already taking this step.

Companies also have an incentive to keep their full-time workforce below 50 people, since going over that exposes them to the employer mandate and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in new costs.

And as the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s James Capretta explains, ObamaCare will encourage employers to avoid hiring low-income families. Why? Companies pay a penalty only if a worker gets subsidized coverage in an ObamaCare exchange. Since wealthier families don’t get subsidies, the company won’t face any fines.

As a result, ObamaCare will end up hurting the very middle class families it was supposed to help.

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!  A Liberal “feel good” policies goes bad. Never saw that coming. I know they don’t. And I also know, they don’t care.

Anyone who thinks this all can be fixed with more tinkering to the law is missing the point. Whenever the government gets involved in a marketplace, it creates distortions that ripple across the economy. And these distortions almost always end up making the country less productive, less efficient and less prosperous.

The only way to avoid the perverse incentives that ObamaCare will create is to get rid of the law entirely.

But it’s the Holy Grail of The Left. Imagine the power of life and death at your command….

The Doctor: Davros, if you had created a virus in your laboratory, something contagious and infectious that killed on contact, a virus that would destroy all other forms of life, would you allow its use?
Davros: It is an interesting conjecture.
The Doctor : Would you do it?
Davros: The only living thing, a microscopic organism reigning supreme… A fascinating idea.
The Doctor : But would you do it?
Davros: Yes… Yes…
[raises hand as if holding the metaphorical capsule between thumb and forefingers]
Davros: To hold in my hand a capsule that contains such power, to know that life and death on such a scale was my choice… To know that the tiny pressure of my thumb, enough to break the glass, would end everything… Yes, I would do it! That power would set me up above the gods! AND THROUGH THE DALEKS, I SHALL HAVE THAT POWER!

Now just substitute Harry Reid for Davros and ObamaCare for Daleks….

Enjoy. 🙂

 
 
 

Perception is Reality

Doctor Who Premieres Tonight! Yeah! 🙂

The Congressional Budget Office released its updated economic forecast on Wednesday, predicting that the U.S. deficit will hit $1.1 trillion by the end of this year.

So for the FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW the Democrats spend even more than they take in. But don’t worry, that”s the Republicans/Bush’s fault.
And the Solution: Tax the evil greedy hoarding rich! 🙂
The fact that someone as “smart” and as “good” as him is, after years, totally unable to do anything substantive about this poor economy is not his fault either.
He needs 4 more years and after that they won’t have the ability to oppose them so it will all good.
Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

If there was any doubt from skeptics about the complicity of the Obama administration in creating and directing the “new” General Motors –a.k.a Government Motors- the latest ballyhoo regarding sales figures and the Chevy Volt should convince even the doubters.

GM: Aug. Volt sales best yet says the Detroit News.

The Volt, through August, will have sales of 13,300, compared to 15,600 total sales of the Prius in 2001.

2001!!! You’re kidding right?  I suppose this is the Give us 11 years and we’ll sell like the Prius does…What a crock!

GM was forced to idle Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly for two stretches earlier this year because of sluggish demand for the Volt.

GM abandoned its 2012 U.S. sales forecast of 45,000 Volts, saying it would instead match supply to meet demand.

Sales of the plug-in Chevy Volt hit 7671 for calendar year 2011.

So they wanted to sell  45,000 this year (10,000 was the 2011 goal that they didn’t meet either) but have barely sold 20,000 in 2 years!

Toyota said its first-half Corolla sales total is 603,840.

GM Expects Volt Sales to Set Monthly Record says the normally sane Wall Street Journal.

Chevy Volt broke monthly sales record in August reports the Associated Press.

This is the point where the Liberal Greenie-Weenies want you to go “Wow!” I need to buy one they are so popular! 🙂

But like a lot of claims coming from Obama or one his corporate surrogates, the Volt sales numbers surely aren’t signs of success, but rather just the opposite. And if the doublespeak doesn’t point to government involvement in the development, sale and ultimate failure of the Volt, it certainly betrays a government mentality that believes that perception matters more than results.

And the difference between Obama’s perception and the actual results in our economy is the chasm where all of our jobs have gone. 

Because General Motors has sold only half the number of Volts that they said they would this year, and the company is idling the Volt production line to retool it for a car that’s actually selling: the Chevy Impala. (John Ransom)

And do you know what car is dueling it out with Toyota for the best selling car in the word: The Ford Focus. Ford, didn’t take any bailout money.

But the Electirc version of the Focus: For now, Ford’s chief says he’d be fine moving fewer than 5,000 Focus EVs in the model’s first full year.(Green autoblog).

General Motors has shut down its hybrid program for company’s next-generation of full-size pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Currently, the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, GMC Sierra, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade all use the two-mode hybrid technology.

Historically, the two-mode hybrid models have not sold well, and only yield minor improvements in overall fuel economy. In most applications, the two-mode hybrid system is rated at 20 miles per gallon in the city and 23 mpg highway.

GMI reports that it’s unusual for programs like this to be shut down so close to the launch of a new vehicle – the next-generation trucks/SUVs are scheduled to debut for the 2014 model year – but that many sources within GM are not surprised about the move. These new full-size hybrids were reportedly supposed to use an updated two-mode system, featuring a smaller displacement V8 engine, upgraded battery storage (using a more modern lithium-ion pack) and revamped electric motors, according to GMI.

When contacted by Autoblog, a GM spokesperson only stated that the automaker could “not comment on future products or related technologies.”(GREEN AUTOBLOG)

Perception is reality with Liberals and than means that they have to make you perceive perception not reality.

And this week the DNC has there convention which will be Orwell personified and about as Unreal and surreal as anything PT Barnum or Lewis Carroll could possibly write.

And the Leftist media that desperately did not want to broadcast the RNC convention will be slobbering and drooling all over themselves.

And the Perception: That they aren’t as radical as they are and that the Republicans are more radical than they are.

Or as Leftist author called the RNC Convention, “better known as the Gathering of Pasty White People,”….

After all, Perception is Reality.

And there are No Republicans other that Tired, old, rich, white guys after all.

FEAR IS HOPE!

…consider what this adds to the conversation about abortion and more generally, this election: nothing, actually. 

First of all, it falsely implies that Mitt Romney shares the Republican Party’s platform on abortion, which he does not. He’s in favor of it in cases of rape, incest, and if the mother’s life in endangered. Calling it “Romney and Ryan’s GOP,” however, clearly ties the candidate to a position that he has stated he will not support in office.

Second of all, the crude imagery of a woman staring at a hanger in a closet, contemplating that this is her only recourse for an abortion, runs totally contra to the supposed “civility” Obama desires. If this ad starts running in swing states near you, and our president doesn’t issue some sort of statement denouncing it, then one can only assume he doesn’t have a problem with the message and imagery. New tone, indeed. And in terms of persuading swing voters, the extremism on display in this ad will absolutely have the support of the Sandra Flukes of the world, but probably not your average suburban mom. She might be pro-choice, but she’s likely to find the tone off-putting and exaggerated.

Third, the Left’s obsession with abortion these days is creepy and pathetic. If they don’t feel confident that the nation will accept Obama’s economic ideology — which, clearly, they don’t, since they won’t talk about it — then their guy doesn’t deserve to be reelected. My grandmother always says, “Do today your nearest duty,” and right now, that’s the economy. Families aren’t hurting because of infringement on their “right” to an abortion; they’re hurting because many are down a paycheck thanks to high unemployment, and too much in taxes comes out of the paychecks they do receive. Address the issue at hand — the one that Americans care about — and stop trying to distract from the conversation with offensive, hyperbolic messaging. Besides, one of these days, the average American female voter will get sick of being reduced to her anatomy; it’s best to have something substantive to say about other “women’s” issues, too. (Katie Hicks)

FEAR IS HOPE

Perception is reality.

War is Peace.

Freedom is Slavery.

Ignorance is Peace.

All Hail Big Brother!

All Hail King Obama I!!!

Time’s Mark Halperin wrote last week that “Obama can’t win if he can’t swing the conversation away from the economy.” That’s a pretty amazing admission. The economy is the No. 1 issue on the minds of voters, and, beyond that, the central reality of Obama’s America. But to win the president has to steer clear.

That doesn’t leave a lot else. Hence, the racism of golf, the war on women, the carcinogenic properties of Mitt Romney. Democrat strategy 1992: It’s the economy, stupid. Democrat strategy 2012: It’s the stupidity, economists. (mark Steyn)

NOVEMBER IS COMING

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

Political Cartoons by Ken Catalino
Michael Ramirez Cartoon

I’m Back!!

Miss me? 🙂

I have been offline because I went on Vacation. But I wasn’t going to announce that to the world. “Hey! my house is empty for the next 5 days!”.

I don’t think so.

But where was I?

Here’s a clue…and no this is not me in the photo…

Getting there was insane. I left last Wednesday at 9:30am then arrived at 7:40am Thursday at Heathrow. Then I had to stay up all day because if I didn’t going to bed at the hotel would have ruined the whole day.

I stayed at a hotel that was a 7 minute walk from here.

Why did I go?

What else, Doctor Who!!

The “Doctor Who Experience” to be precise.

An Exhibition with a 10 minute interactive hands-on “experience”.

Yeah, like I was going to miss this!!

But in perfect Murphy Gods fashion my car decided to have a catastrophic failure on the Monday beforehand, just to make my bank account smaller. 😦

But now I’m home and it’s time to get back to reality.

But what really got me was when I was picked by the Hotel Bus at Heathrow the driver had a talk show on the radio and it was all about immigration and if you are against immigration controls you’re somehow a racist.

I was floored, I thought I was back home here in Arizona.

As the driver dropped off other people this show went on for about an hour.

It was fascinating because a lot of the callers and the discussion ended up sounding a lot like here. It was amazing.

But the main difference was that Prime Minister David Cameron was the one proposing the restrictions!

I didn’t spend a great deal of time in my hotel room as could be expected but the other issue I kept hearing about is a referendum being held on May 5th called the Alternative Vote Referendum.

The Prime Minister and the Liberal Democrats (not like our Liberal Democrats by the way, more a quasi mish-mash of republican/democrats with a eurpeon liberal spin and closer to the Democrats of old) are against it.

The outright not-hiding-behind-cutesy-slogans Socialists in the Labour Party (think modern Democrats) are for it.

That automatically makes me suspicious.

Especially when the parties then have allies on the other side of the political aisle and start a war of words.

Apparently was it is, that the proposal has been made to do away with “first past the post” voting. That’s what virtually every country in the world use.

Australia is the only major democracy to use the same type of AV system as the one being proposed for the UK, but voting is compulsory there. Papua New Guinea and Fiji also use AV – but most Western democracies use a version of first-past-the-post in national elections. AV is often used for internal party elections. (BBC)

The AV system asks voters to rank candidates in order of preference. People can nominate as many preferences as they like. Only first preference votes are counted initially. Anyone getting more than 50% of these is elected automatically. If that doesn’t happen, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and their second choices allocated to the remaining candidates in a second round of counting. If one candidate then has more than 50% of the votes in this round they are elected. If not, the remaining candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and their second preferences (or third preferences if they were the second choice of someone who voted for the first candidate to be eliminated) reallocated. This continues until one candidate has 50% or more of the vote in that round of counting.

The Alternate version is the lowest person is eliminated until someone with 50% is elected.

Much like “Pop Idol” (the progenitor of “American Idol”).

Naturally, there’s lots of spin and the socialists are calling the other side liars and “protectors of the status quo”

Sound familiar?? 🙂

“The No campaign want to make Nick Clegg the poster boy for this campaign, and what I’m saying is, ‘Don’t make this a referendum on David Cameron or Nick Clegg or Ed Miliband – make it a referendum about what kind of politics we want in this country.'”–Labour Leader Ed Milibrand

It’s not about me- it’s about Hope and Change? A NEW TONE, if you will. 🙂

Mr Cameron said one of his biggest objections to the alternative-vote (AV) system was that it would result in more coalition governments, and despite the current one being necessary “at a time of national need”, that would tend to reduce political accountability.

“I can absolutely put my hand on my heart and say in preparing our manifesto we really did go through every pledge and thought, ‘We could be accountable for this. We aim to have, and believe we can have, a single party government so don’t put anything in your manifesto you don’t believe you can deliver,'” he said.

If you move to a system where coalitions become the norm rather than the exception I think you might find politicians start being very casual about what they put in their manifesto because you can put in policies that you know you can get rid of as you form a coalition.”– Prime Minister David Cameron

Or if you’re Barack Obama, you make promises, don’t keep them, or never intended to, but then just blame someone else for it!

So you can saw any old damn thing you want that wins the popularity contest and then can do any old damn thing they want. (Sounds familiar?)

The Conservatives agreed to the referendum as part of the coalition deal, which also allows both parties to campaign on opposing sides – but have insisted that the coalition will continue whatever the result.

Labour is split over AV – Mr Miliband is campaigning to change the system but other senior Labour figures, including former deputy PM Lord Prescott, want to keep first-past-the-post.

Under the first-past-the-post system voters put a cross next to their preferred candidate while with AV voters rank candidates in order of preference.

These preferences could be used to decide the outcome in places where no candidate wins more than 50% of votes cast.

Conservatives (“Tories”): They believe first-past-the-post is a tried and tested system which generally provides stable government and maintains the direct link between an MP and their constituency.

Labour: The party flirted with voting reform as an issue before coming to power in 1997, asking the late Lord Jenkins to head a review into the subject.

But his conclusions in 1998 were largely ignored and critics say Labour only returned to the issue when the party looked set to leave power.

Ala Democrats 2003-2008 anyone??

The Lib Dems are pushing strongly for a yes vote, having launched their own pro-change “fair votes” campaign at their party conference in September.(BBC)

Beware of a politician calling something “fair”.

And when reading about the other parties and a lot of them are for it and mention “fairness” I get very, very cynical.

Would I want that here?

No.

I agree with Prime Minister Cameron when he calls passing the referendum the end of one man one vote and that is bad idea.

And coalitions aren’t all they are cracked up to be. Look at the “compromises” the Republicans keep doing with the Democrats… 😦

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Premiere Night

The giddy fanboy in me is just itching watching the clock.

Tonight on BBC One, The Doctor returns! (www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho)

The reign of Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor begins tonight.

It begins on BBC America, April 17th. www.bbcamerica.com/doctorwho

But like the olden days of yore in the 1980’s when there was only cable.

No Internet really.

I still had ways of getting stuff I wanted.

Fans do that.

We don’t give up.

Much like the Democrats of today.

Relentless as The Daleks.

So tonight I will enjoy the beginnings of a New Doctor.

The adventure begins again.

I am a truly blue fan boy because I get excited over every new Doctor.

Ok, so this actor is 27 and I have an alarm clock that’s older than him!

My oldest VHS tape still in existence is the “Five Doctors” Special from 1983, making as old as him.

God, that just makes you feel old.

The young can do that to you.

Back in the 1980’s it was barter.

You found someone in England, or found someone who had a connection in England as I did.

I had a guy in New Jersey who knew a guy in England.

So I would trade what I had to offer for new episodes of Doctor Who long before they ever aired on PBS.

Sometimes they were a bit dodgy in the quality department and were 4th or 5th generation but that didn’t really matter, they were gold.

And they were worth it.

We all need something like it in our lives.

But it seems that many  Liberals only have one thing one that really motivates them, Hate.

Hatred for anyone and anything that isn’texactly like them or that doesn’t 100% cowtow to them.

They pretend they are the victims of hate, but they are the purveyors of it in mass quantities.

And the attempts at incitement of violence by, mostly union thugs, at Tea Party rallies is a prime example.

Andrew Breitbart has video evidence that the so-called Tea Party violence in Searchlight, NV recently was caused by Union thugs posing as Tea Partiers who tried to have him arrested for the violence THEY were causing.

It didn’t work.

But that doesn’t mean they won’t continue using it. It’s not like the Fifth Column/Ministry of Truth Mainstream media actually cares what the real truth is.

Journalism is dead. Long live propaganda!

But that doesn’t mean they won’t keep trying.

The Ministry of Truth Media will be right their to beat the drum for them.

The end justifies the means.

And then there’s the spit heard around the world:

Democrat Rep. Cleaver who was Pelosi in her grand pompous in-your-face march through the protesters to pass the Health care bill alledges he was spat on by Tea party racists.

No actual footage of this exists.

But the liberals keep pumping it.

Now…

Dem Rep. Who Was Reportedly Spit on by Tea Party Protester: I Never Claimed to Have Been Spit on Intentionally, Others Are Making the Claim on My Behalf, Refuses to Confirm it Happened..
“I haven’t talked about this incident on TV or anywhere, and I’ve been approached to talk about it on every national TV show,” said Rep. Cleaver in an interview with FOX 4 News. “I never, I never reported anything, never a single thing in Washington, not one thing. People assume I went somewhere, never done press conference, never done an interview on it and I’m not going to do it.” (Local TV Station Interview)
But…
Here’s the statement that Cleavers office released about the incident: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s office released the following statement: For many of the members of the CBC, like John Lewis and Emanuel Cleaver who worked in the civil rights movement, and for Mr. Frank who has struggled in the cause of equality, this is not the first time they have been spit on during turbulent times.
This afternoon, the Congressman was walking into the Capitol to vote, when one protester spat on him. The Congressman would like to thank the US Capitol Police officer who quickly escorted the others Members and him into the Capitol, and defused the tense situation with professionalism and care. After all the Members were safe, a full report was taken and the matter was handled by the US Capitol Police. The man who spat on the Congressman was arrested, but the Congressman has chosen not to press charges. He has left the matter with the Capitol Police.

So the two faces of Homo Sapien Liberalis appear.

And this from the Book of Saul, Alinsky that is  (Rules for Radicals):

Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”

Look and sound familiar??

It should.

But tonight is Premiere Night.

And I am going to enjoy my Easter Weekend.

The thieves, thugs and liars of The Left have the night off tonight.

It’s not like they care.

According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”

So unlike the old adage, “don’t believe everything you read” if it’s a liberal believe NONE of it.

They don’t care if it’s true or not, the end justifies the means.