Calling all Husslers

Well,if anyone’s out there, I am back.

It was vacation time. I went to the United Kingdom, Wales to be specific.

And you know what struck me after flying 8,000 miles?

When I was listening to the news at breakfast time was how similar it was. The headlines were about the “highest gas prices ever” and about the Labour Party attacks (Liberals) attacks on Tories (Conservatives) about “granny taxes” and how they are just protecting their “rich” friends.

I thought I was here.

It was depressing, so I tuned it out.

Socialists are everywhere and they want YOU! 😦

I wondered What headline “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon”?” in a Welsh Newspaper but I had tuned out by then.

Now I know what that was.

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And then I say it on FOX News last night while recovering from Jet Lag and the Liberal Media that desperately wants a Race War calling the guy who shot the kid a “white” Hispanic.

What the F*CK is a “white” hispanic?

Is this part of the “New Tone”? 🙂 and “Civility”?? 🙂

A desperate new media  and their race husslers that has no story if it was Hispanic Male and a Black kid.

They perp HAS to be White and the VICTIM has to be black, or else we have nothing to hang our “outrage” on. Regardless, of any facts.

It reveals what happens when facts are over-run, unimportant, and only selected deaths of young black men are important when it seems to rise to the level of political exploitation by the forces that support a liberal, divide and control mentality. Under this view, in order to keep government front and center in the minds of all Americans, American unity must be broken down and marginalized so that we may never recognize each others value as an individual … but only value a single person to their value toward the advancement of a single group in the eyes of, and favorable treatment by, governmental powers and laws, alive or dead.
To this end, the New York Times decided to describe George Zimmerman as a “White Hispanic”, a term that on its face has hardly ever been used to describe a person’s ethnic heritage. Rush Limbaugh’s staff performed a nexis/lexis search of New York Times articles that may have used the term before and could only find three previous references of this nature in the paper’s publishing history … very telling on how this establishment media outlet wishes to promote the liberal, divide and control mentality. (Technorati)

Spike Lee retweeted a tweet containing Zimmerman’s purported address to his 240,000 followers.

Only it was his address. It was tweet from a LA race hussler (“FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT & TOUCH HIM.”). He just mindless re-tweeted it.

Marcus Davonne Higgins, a 33-year-old Los Angeles man who uses the online handle “maccapone” created it.

Higgins’s dissemination of Zimmerman’s purported Edgewater Circle address was not, however, limited to cyberspace. At a protest rally last Thursday in an L.A. park near his Crenshaw home, Higgins held a sign containing Zimmerman’s name, address, and phone number.

Except, of course, none were accurate.

The man who shot Martin is George Michael Zimmerman. Higgins has repeatedly identified him as “George W. Zimmerman.”

The residence on Edgewater Circle is actually the home of David McClain, 72, and his wife Elaine, 70. The McClains, both of whom work for the Seminole County school system, have lived in the 1310-square-foot lakefront home for about a decade, records show.

That registration, which dates back to 1995, is for a 41-year-old man. The Zimmerman who shot Martin is 28.

In an interview tonight, Elaine McClain told TSG that she and her husband were “afraid” due to the online linking of her address to Zimmerman. “We’re keeping everything locked,” she said. McClain added that the couple was particularly unnerved by a letter mailed to them at their home. On the envelope, she said, were printed the words “Taste The Rainbow,” the slogan for Skittles. Martin was carrying a pack of Skittles and a can of ice tea when he was gunned down by Zimmerman.

McClain said her husband returned the envelope unopened to the post office.

WHOOPS! Bet there won’t be any apology for this misinformation. After all, liberals are never wrong and never admit to it either. Especially, not Liberal race husslers. (And the McClains are White so they have to be guilty of something because they’re white!!)

And the “angelic” picture of Trayvon as a 12 year old (instead of 17 year old teenager) is also disgusting media bias.

  • TM

    Trayvon Martin is seen, left, in a photo handed out by his family and widely circulated by the news media. Another photo, right, shows an apparently older Martin reportedly taken from his Twitter page.

  • The “Journalists” at Media Matters: “Racist demagogue Drudge continues to run photo of some kid, not Trayvon for incitement purposes,” MJ Rosenberg initially tweeted at 10:56 a.m. ET, after drudgereport.com and other media sites posted a photo of Martin sporting a tank top, looking noticeably older and bigger than he appears in a photograph widely carried by media outlets that have reported on the story.
  • They had to eat their words just hours later. But they blasted other Conservatives while doing it. After all, they are “fair” “Journalists”.

So if the facts come out and it was legitimate will the New Black Panthers and their 5,000 man lynching posse and bounty apologize for being race husslers?

Of course.

They’ll just move on the next “crisis”. 🙂

Minutes after walking out of their school Friday, a large group of students walked through the streets of North Miami Beach. Along the way, they stopped at a Walgreens at 163rd Street and 15th Avenue at about 10:40 a.m.

Surveillance video shows dozens of teenagers running through the store. Police said about 80 to 100 students stormed in, ransacking the shelves, before the school’s vice principal ordered everyone outside.

And

The mother of Trayvon Martin has filed two applications to secure trademarks containing her late son’s name, records show.

Sybrina Fulton is seeking marks for the phrases “I Am Trayvon” and “Justice for Trayvon,” according to filings made last week with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In both instances, Fulton, 46, is seeking the trademarks for use on “Digital materials, namely, CDs and DVDs featuring Trayvon Martin,” and other products.

Now, that’s “outrage” capitalism for you. 🙂

And then theirs ObamaCare, the ultimate Hussle by Liberals. 🙂

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The Tea Party Terrorists Awards 2011

Courtesy of The Media Research Center.

Those people most hated by the Left because they want to cut government bloat and government spending.

The Tea Partiers. Those Nazi racist terrorists who will explode and kill you all if given a chance! 🙂

“We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was. She’s been the target of violence before….Her father says that ‘the whole Tea Party’ was her enemy. And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous ‘crosshairs’ list. Just yesterday, Ezra Klein remarked that opposition to health reform was getting scary. Actually, it’s been scary for quite a while, in a way that already reminded many of us of the climate that preceded the Oklahoma City bombing….Violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.” -Paul Krugman on Gabrielle Giffords 3:22pm ET January 8  less than 2 hours after the shooting.

You remember, Obama came to Tucson and talked about a “New Tone” and “Civility” and the left ignored it immediately, they just expect everyone else to follow it — aka shut up and stop bitching at us.

Salon’s Joan Walsh: “These people, the Tea Partiers and their friends and their enablers and their corporate friends like Dick Armey, they have created this shrieking on the right….They’re paying the lowest taxes in 50 years — more than 50 years, more than my lifetime — and they are still complaining. And some of them aren’t complaining. There are some good business people who know this game of chicken, in particular, is deadly and it’s wrong and it’s hostage-taking. And you shouldn’t negotiate with hostage-takers.”

Host Chris Matthews: “I agree with you. I agree with you. I agree. It’s terrorism.” — MSNBC’s Hardball, July 5.

Nope, No Media Bias here…And it’s not all about Taxes, Joan, CUT SPENDING! something a liberal isn’t capable of.

“You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people….For now, the Tea Party Republicans can put aside their suicide vests. But rest assured: They’ll have them on again soon enough.”New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, August 2.
Are we seeing a pattern of “talking points” here among the “fair” and “balanced” left wing media? 🙂
“If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the GOP on a suicide mission.”New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, July 27.
Yes, sir, we are.
“There’s a nihilist caucus which is, ‘Listen, we want to burn the place down.’ I mean, they’re not, they’ve strapped explosives to the Capitol and they think they are immune from it. The Tea Party caucus wants this crisis, and do we want to do this again six months from now?”— Bloomberg columnist and former Time reporter Margaret Carlson on Inside Washington, July 29.
But you really want to see the hate, call their messiah, Barack Hussein Obama a “socialist” and watch the raptor claws and the dripping contempt come out.

Newsweek editor-in-chief Tina Brown: “I think they’re the suicide bombers in all of this.” — MSNBC’s Morning Joe, July 6.

No groupthink going on here!!

And now the obligatory Obamagasm…

“Can we just enjoy Obama for a moment? Before the policy choices have to be weighed and the hard decisions have to be made, can we just take a month or two to contemplate him the way we might contemplate a painting by Vermeer or a guitar lick by the early-seventies Rolling Stones or a Peyton Manning pass or any other astounding, ecstatic human achievement? Because twenty years from now, we’re going to look back on this time as a glorious idyll in American politics, with a confident, intelligent, fascinating president riding the surge of his prodigious talents from triumph to triumph….’I am large, I contain multitudes,’ Walt Whitman wrote, and Obama lives that lyrical prophecy….Barack Obama is developing into what Hegel called a ‘world-historical soul,’ an embodiment of the spirit of the times. He is what we hope we can be.” — Esquire’s Stephen Marche in a column for the magazine’s August 2011 issue: “How Can We Not Love Obama? Because Like It or Not, He Is All of Us.”
Oh, he is the embodiment of his time. That’s the problem. That’s why the Democrats are running a “Vote for Me! The other guy’s an extremist asshole!” campaign.
And we end with Liberal Hyperbole for a “Journalist”:
“We thought we’d bring you up to date on those protesters, the Occupy Wall Street movement. As of tonight, it has spread to more than 250 American cities, more than a thousand countries — every continent but Antarctica.”— Diane Sawyer on ABC’s World News, October 10. On a later edition, Sawyer corrected her still-absurd hype: “…more than a thousand cities around the world.”
Today, we saw America’s money trouble meet a reality, a human reality, as teachers, nurses, tens of thousands of state workers took to the streets in this country protesting cuts by the governors, saying to these governors, a promise is a promise. One lawmaker looked out at the crowds gathered in the Wisconsin capital today and said it’s like Cairo moved to Madison.” — Diane Sawyer opening ABC’s World News, February 17.
Are they saying that now?  Nope. They are largely ignoring the stories of  ACTUAL rape, murder, and violence amongst the Occupiers because it doesn’t fit the liberal meme.
And that folks is our award show for the year and it didn’t run over by 3 hours with self-congratulatory speeches but we did have a lot of hot air…:)
“This week: people power making history. A revolt in the Midwest and a revolution sweeping across the Middle East….Populist frustration is boiling over this week — as we’ve said, not just in the Middle East, but in the middle of this country as well.”
— ABC’s Christiane Amanpour opening This Week, February 20
But Tea Parties are the violent, racist, terrorists….
Good Night. Sleep tight. Don’t let the Liberal bed bugs bite! 🙂
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Problem Solving- Obama Style

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In 2007, then-senator Barack Obama insisted that the coming presidential primary- and general-election campaigns “shouldn’t be about making each other look bad, they should be about figuring out how we can all do some good for this precious country of ours. That’s our mission.”

“And in this mission,” he continued, “our rivals won’t be one another, and I would assert it won’t even be the other party. It’s going to be cynicism that we’re fighting against.”

My how things have changed. 🙂

I guess I missed the moment when Obama hung his “Mission Accomplished” banner. Because from where I’m sitting, it looks more like the president not only lost his battle against cynicism, he defected to the other side.

And don’t forget about the New Tone and “Civility”. The Democrats surely have.

Except inequality isn’t the cause of these problems, stagnating wages and unemployment are. But Obama wants to talk about inequality because it puts him on the convenient side of populist anger.
Sounding as if he were still running against George W. Bush, Obama laid the blame for our problems on the “most expensive tax cuts for the wealthy in history.” Of course, he leaves out that those tax cuts also went to the middle class.

“Some billionaires have a tax rate as low as 1 percent,” Obama barked. “That is the height of unfairness.” Except, when the Washington Post asked the White House for evidence to support the claim, an official confessed they “had no actual data to back up the president’s assertion.”

That’s okay. Who cares about the facts when you’re fighting to make America safe for cynicism again? (Jonah Goldberg)

So with that problem solved…we move onto the economy… 🙂

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Charles Krauthammer: The president has nothing to run on but crude populism.

In the first month of his presidency, Barack Obama averred that if in three years he hadn’t alleviated the nation’s economic pain, he’d be a “one-term proposition.”

When three-quarters of Americans think the country is on the “wrong track” and even Bill Clinton calls the economy “lousy,” how then to run for a second term? Traveling Tuesday to Osawatomie, Kan., site of a famous 1910 Teddy Roosevelt speech, Obama laid out the case.It seems that he and his policies have nothing to do with the current state of things. Sure, presidents are ordinarily held accountable for economic growth, unemployment, national indebtedness (see Obama, above). But not this time. Responsibility, you see, lies with the rich.

Or, as the philosophers of Zuccotti Park call them, the 1 percent. For Obama, these rich are the ones holding back the 99 percent. The “breathtaking greed of a few” is crushing the middle class. If only the rich paid their “fair share,” the middle class would have a chance. Otherwise, government won’t have enough funds to “invest” in education and innovation, the golden path to the sunny uplands of economic growth and opportunity.

Aka, spend even more! 🙂

Where to begin? A country spending twice as much per capita on education as it did in 1970 with zero effect on test scores is not underinvesting in education. It’s mis-investing. As for federally directed spending on innovation — like Solyndra? Ethanol? The preposterously subsidized, flammable Chevy Volt? (which only met 60% of its very underwhelming sales targets to begin with)

Our current economic distress is attributable to myriad causes: globalization, expensive high-tech medicine, a huge debt burden, a burst housing bubble largely driven by precisely the egalitarian impulse that Obama is promoting (government aggressively pushing “affordable housing” that turned out to be disastrously unaffordable), an aging population straining the social safety net. Yes, growing inequality is a problem throughout the Western world. But Obama’s pretense that it is the root cause of this sick economy is ridiculous.

As is his solution, that old perennial: selective abolition of the Bush tax cuts. As if all that ails us, all that keeps the economy from humming and the middle class from advancing, is a 4.6-point hike in marginal tax rates for the rich.

Yes, Democrats really do think this is the devil. Then they propose a tax cut that will cost billions and will make the already bankrupt Social Security debt EVEN WORSE (this would be the payroll tax- the one that funds Social Security to begin with – so if it is getting even less money pour down that rat hole the debt rats are going to get even bigger!)

Oh, and the Democrats were going to pay for this by…<<drumroll>> increasing taxes on rich people!! Ta Da!

So wreck play class warfare (“you can’t possibly be against it”) cause even more  Social Security debt (so it will have to be bailed out) and raise taxes on the rich all at the same time. What a smorgasbord of liberal hate and fear! They love it!

This, in a country $15 trillion in debt with out-of-control entitlements systematically starving every other national need. This obsession with a sock-it-to-the-rich tax hike that, at most, would have reduced this year’s deficit from $1.30 trillion to $1.22 trillion is the classic reflex of reactionary liberalism — anything to avoid addressing the underlying structural problems, which would require modernizing the totemic programs of the New Deal and Great Society.

And no liberal can do that. They are the two of the 3 Holy Grails of Liberalism (ObamaCare being the third- being able to control who lives and who dies).

It’s just not “fair”. 🙂

And if you just give it more time it’ll work (The New Deal is around 80 years old BTW) 🙂

As for those structural problems, Obama has spent three years on signature policies that either ignore or aggravate them:

A massive stimulus, a gigantic payoff to Democratic interest groups (such as teachers and public-sector unions) that will add nearly $1 trillion to the national debt.

A sweeping federally run reorganization of health care that (a) cost Congress a year, (b) created an entirely new entitlement in a nation hemorrhaging from unsustainable entitlements, (c) introduced new levels of uncertainty into an already stagnant economy.

High-handed regulation, best exemplified by Obama’s failed cap-and-trade legislation, promptly followed by an EPA trying to impose the same conventional-energy-killing agenda by administrative means.

Moreover, one issue that already enjoys a bipartisan consensus — the need for fundamental reform of a corrosive, corrupted tax code that misdirects capital and promotes unfairness — Obama did nothing, ignoring the recommendations of several bipartisan commissions, including his own.

In Kansas, Obama lamented that millions “are now forced to take their children to food banks.” You have to admire the audacity. That’s the kind of damning observation the opposition brings up when you’ve been in office three years. Yet Obama summoned it to make the case for his reelection!

Why? Because, you see, he bears no responsibility for the current economic distress. It’s the rich. And, like Horatius at the bridge, Obama stands with the American masses against the soulless plutocrats.

And the Republicans are strictly FOR the same plutocrats so if you hate them, you hate Republicans!

Thus, “Vote for me! the other guy’s an asshole!” 🙂

This is populism so crude that it channels not Teddy Roosevelt so much as Hugo Chávez. But with high unemployment, economic stagnation, and unprecedented deficits, what else can Obama say?

He can’t run on stewardship. He can’t run on policy. His signature initiatives — the stimulus, Obamacare, and the failed cap-and-trade — will go unmentioned in his campaign ads. Indeed, they will be the stuff of Republican ads.

What’s left? Class resentment. Got a better idea?

And Racism. I can’t wait for that one again… 😦

Problem solved.

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Thoughts

So much for dialing back the rhetoric, right?

On Saturday in Inglewood, Calif., Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters had some harsh words for the tea party.

“I’m not afraid of anybody,” the California congresswoman told constituents in footage that appeared on ABC affiliate KABC in Los Angeles, not backing down from comments made about President Obama earlier in the week. “This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell.”

That proclamation was met with cheers from the audience, including attendees sporting purple SEIU T-shirts.

So anyone for “compromise”?? And that “new tone” and “civility” evaporated just minutes after it was pronounced and is nowhere to be seen anymore in the liberal universe.

It’s important to recall that, when the left accuses the Tea Party of violent rhetoric, in August 2004 one of the oldest and most prestigious publishing houses in the world published a sympathetic portrayal of a man who wanted to murder George W. Bush (called “Checkpoint”). There was even a Movie: “Death of a President” (2006) about the assassination of George W Bush WHILE he was still in the White House!

Today’s raging left is different from the old left. As thinkers from Christopher Lasch to James Hitchcock and Charles Krauthammer have observed, today’s left is debilitated by psychological problems, not just political grievances.

Secondly, conservatives, unlike liberals, do not have an investment in creating a utopia on earth. We are not disciples of the religion of Progress, which holds that the cosmos is working towards some grand New World Nirvana where pain and suffering do not exist.

We also understand Neuhaus’s law: When orthodox and core values are made optional, sooner or later they are proscribed.

We understand that the left is never satisfied. (Seriously, how long before a church gets sued for not performing a gay marriage?)

If children are not properly raised, disciplined and socialized, they retain crude, monstrous images about the world in their psyches. They see ogres in everyone who does not respond to their needs, and potential disaster in every dispute — especially when that narcissism is commingled with the religion of Progress.

Of course, there is narcissism on both sides of the aisle. But conservatives haven’t written any fantasies about killing the president. (DC)

The Left has, twice, at least.

If you think about it, it’s amazing how these disparate groups, that are non-partisan and tax-exempt, like the Center for American Progress, Media Matters, Moveon, etc., all manage to come up with, use and push the same talking points within minutes of each other. Inevitably they’re all over NBC News and spewed as if they just occurred to the hosts, one after the other, on the spot. (I use NBC News to cover NBC proper and MSNBC. They want to be thought of as individual entities to protect the remaining shred of credibility NBC News still has, but they aren’t. When personalities from the credibility lifeboat on NBC appear on or have shows on MSNBC, they are the same.) And miraculously they’re the same talking points and buzzwords the White House adopts. No coordination there…

But vote for the President, the other guy/gal is a lunatic and an asshole… 🙂

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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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Groupthink

I found this funny: “New Tone”– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY5T1Pdiols

Funniest Editorial Cartoon in Years:

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Crimethink is the Newspeak word for thoughtcrime (thoughts that are unorthodox, or are outside the official government platform), as well as the verb meaning “to commit thoughtcrime”. Goodthink, which is approved by the Party, is the opposite of crimethink.

Groupthink is a type of thought within a deeply cohesive in-group whose members try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing, and evaluating ideas.

To make groupthink testable, Irving Janis devised eight symptoms indicative of groupthink (1977).

  1. Illusions of invulnerability creating excessive optimism and encouraging risk taking.
  2. Rationalizing warnings that might challenge the group’s assumptions.
  3. Unquestioned belief in the morality of the group, causing members to ignore the consequences of their actions.
  4. Stereotyping those who are opposed to the group as weak, evil, biased, spiteful, impotent, or stupid.
  5. Direct pressure to conform placed on any member who questions the group, couched in terms of “disloyalty”.
  6. Self-censorship of ideas that deviate from the apparent group consensus.
  7. Illusions of unanimity among group members, silence is viewed as agreement.
  8. Mind guards — self-appointed members who shield the group from dissenting information.

The 2009 law that requires Wisconsin teachers to teach labor union and collective bargaining history to the state’s kids is seen by union bosses in the state as a means to promote their cause, frame labor’s message in a favorable light and increase membership.

Political propaganda as “education”, gee Liberals never do that!!! 😦

Self-serving Ideology as “education”, Liberals never do that! 😦

I’m sure it will be “fair” and “balanced”. 😦

When The Daily Caller reported that the state passed such a law in December 2009, it wasn’t clear that union organizers planned to utilize it to further their agenda. Newly uncovered information from an April 2010 conference, the Wisconsin Labor History Society, a pro-union group that pushed the new law through the all-Democrat state government in 2009, shows the state’s labor organizers and union bosses do indeed plan to use the controversial new law as a propaganda tool.

“I believe we are in the midst of an irrepressible labor conflict that has pitted the haves versus the have-nots,” said University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, history professor Andrew Kersten at the conference. “As Warren Buffett has said recently, ‘There is a class war, alright, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s waging it, and we’re winning.’ It’s not merely the money or the political power they crave, they seek to transform the way we think and act on a daily basis.”

At the conference meant to help teachers prepare new curricula to comply with the new AB 172 law, Kersten went on to say that teaching union history and “the struggles of working men and women and of unionists is vital to maintaining a healthy democracy.” In his speech, Kersten also attacked President Barack Obama for not focusing on labor unions in his 2010 State of the Union address, for not getting card-check legislation passed and for failing to get controversial former union lawyer Craig Becker appointed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The history professor, who was supposed to be helping teachers prepare new classroom materials, also took a shot at then newly elected Sen. Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, for being the deciding vote against Becker on the NLRB.

“The reason why he rushed to take his seat in Washington, D.C., was not to block Obama’s medical and health insurance reforms, but to stop the appointment of Obama’s NLRB nomination, Craig Becker, the union lawyer and associate general counsel for the Service Employees International Union,” Kersten said.

Union bosses at the conference included the state’s National Education Association (NEA) director, Hedy Eischeid, the state’s AFL-CIO president, David Newby and the president of Wisconsin’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Bryan Kennedy.

AFT is a union for those in higher education, so Kennedy talked about how he’d teach teachers to teach about unions. “I recognize that there is an important and special role that I have as a university educator to educate future teachers on how to educate young people about labor union history,” Kennedy said. “As educators, many of us are aware that the first exposure many teachers had to unions is when they graduated, took their first job and were told they were a member of the teachers union. If they didn’t grow up in a union household, what does that mean?”

Eischeid said it’s better to teach teachers about unions before they develop their curriculum, and wants to “connect it to them personally.”

“Many of our own folks don’t really even understand what labor has done for them. I think it really has to start with our members,” she said.

Newby said this is a battle everyone in Wisconsin has to fight, not just teachers, parents and students.

“We have got to convince both teachers and the citizens of the state that teaching labor history is appropriate and, in fact, is necessary, if students are to understand the history of this state and of this nation,” Newby said. “And, that’s really an assignment for all of us, whether you’re involved in this particular project of labor history in the schools or not. And, all of us need to be talking to our neighbors, our co-workers, our family and our friends to get them talking about it as well, particularly those that have kids.”

The AFL-CIO also provided textbooks on the subject for every high school library, according to Richard Grobschmidt, the state’s assistant superintendent at the Department of Public Instruction.

The union bosses and academics who spoke at the conference knew, too, that they’d have to defend the new law in the near future.

“Now that we have a law, we must defend it, tooth and nail, for our opponents won’t rest,” Kersten said, while railing on conservatism. “They’re angry about the changes in American politics and have, as you’ve noticed no doubt, tripped up many meaningful reforms in the state and across the nation. It may not be long before they begin to target our own new law, as they have so many others.” (DC)

Yeah, the other side of the argument is very,very evil!! 🙂

It must be destroyed. That’s the new tone. 🙂

Why should liberals want to change the public educational system when it is turning out the product they have been striving for years to produce?

Check out these real news headlines from the past several weeks and months about the state of U.S. public education across the country:

  • “U.S. teachers tell U.N. sex is a ‘spectrum’ – advocate mandatory classes to free students from ‘religion'”
  • “Principal orders Ten Commandments yanked from school lockers”
  • “Teens ask for more sex ed, greater condom availability”
  • “State university defines Christians as ‘oppressors'”
  • “Why Catholic schools score better than public schools”
  • “Teachers take charge to save ailing public schools”
  • “Schools’ mandatory Arabic classes create firestorm”
  • “District taking money, but censoring Christians?”
  • “No opting out of pro-gay school propaganda”
  • “District pays up for slamming student’s rosary”
  • “Judge cites homeschoolers for violating U.N. mandate – Police interrogate parents, confiscate their curriculum”
  • “Some say schools giving Muslims special treatment”

On Dec. 27, 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote about his vision for the University of Virginia (chartered in 1819), “This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error as long as reason is left free to combat it.”

But what should happen 200 years later when our public schools and universities avoid the testing of truths? Or suppress alternate opinions because they are unpopular or politically incorrect? Or no longer tolerate opinions now considered errors or obsolete by the elite? What happens when sociopolitical agendas or scientific paradigms dominate academic views to the exclusion of a minority even being mentioned?

What happens when the political and public educational pendulum swings from concern for the tyranny of sectarianism in Jefferson’s day to secularism in ours? What happens when U.S. public schools become progressive indoctrination camps?

You get Today. You get the Public Sector Unions. You get the NEA and the AFT.

You get crap on a stick that cost an average of $10,000 per student and they can’t even read the f*cking diploma at the end of 16 years!

But they can be great mush heads for the Socialist Democrats!! 🙂

Polling firm of Luntz Research,notes that the 57 percent of faculty members represented in our most esteemed universities are Democrats (only 3 percent Republican) and 64 percent identify themselves as liberal (only 6 percent conservative). Moreover, 71 percent of them disagree that “news coverage of political and social issues reflects a liberal bias in the news media.” And the No. 1 answer they gave to the question, “Who has been the best president in the past 40 years?” was Bill Clinton (only 4 percent said Ronald Reagan).

This is why it is no surprise that the two largest teachers unions, the NEA and AFT, are the largest campaign contributors in the nation (giving more than the Teamsters, NRA or any other organization), and that 90 percent of their contributions fund Democratic candidates. In doing so, do we think such funding is going to balance traditional and conservative values in public schools?

Is this present, restrictive and one-sided educational environment that which Thomas Jefferson and other founders intended for the future generations of America? Absolutely not! Rather than encourage free thinking, the U.S. academic system has turned Jefferson’s plans for open education into our culture’s system of indoctrination. (Chuck Norris)
And that works for Liberals. Gotta get them young, before they figure out they’ve been had.
And better yet, control the Mainstream Media so they never have to find out!!
🙂
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Armageddon 2.0

Wanna know you when can tell the Hysterical, Fear-Mongering, Chicken-Little, “Grandma will die Homeless on the street and the kids will be eating dog food” Left Has returned and will be celebrated by the Liberal Media??

We have our first Nazi reference by the Left! 🙂

Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen is comparing Republicans who he says lie about health care to Nazis. Remember all the talk of toning down the rhetoric? Apparently that was soooo last week.

Speaking late Tuesday night, before Wednesday’s vote to repeal health care reform legislation, Cohen said “They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing. The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it — believed it and you have the Holocaust. We heard on this floor, government takeover of health care…the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover.”

So Armageddon cometh again!

It just took a two year break while the Democrats were in control. 🙂

The reference to Nazis was roundly criticized on Wednesday, with repeated references to recent calls for more civil discourse. But reached by The Washington Post, Cohen said “I don’t think calling out liars is uncivil. No reason to apologize. You have a duty to respond. if they were telling the truth and I said they were lying, then I would apologize.” (Nashville Biz Journal)

Now that’s toning down your rhetoric! 🙂

Wanna see more hate: CNN’s Anderson Cooper ran a blog during his show yesterday and the “respectful” Left was out in force. It’s entertaining to a cynic.

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/19/democrat-compares-republican-lies-to-nazi-join-the-live-chat/

One reader comment on ABCNews website proposed this defense of the Congressman:

Did you read it/ Did you listen to his speech? There was no hate speech.

Also, why does the author of this article misquote the Representative?

Meanwhile a VIDEO of the Congressman saying EXACTLY what was quoted is running on the same page!!

Now that’s the Left for you! Hysterical. 🙂

“I want to just advise people watching at home playing the now-popular drinking game, if you take a shot whenever the Republicans say something that’s not true, please assign a designated driver,” Rep. Anthony (The Whiner) Weiner (D-N.Y.) said.

Funny how the “new tone” sounds just like the hysterical old tone? Funny That.

And expect it to get MUCH,MUCH,MUCH worse as the 2012 elections get closer.

It’s going to be 24/7 Armageddon 2.0.

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…
The dead rising from the grave!
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

(to quote “Ghostbusters!”) 🙂

Just watch and be mesmerized! 🙂

Brit Hume- Fox News: “That House vote to repeal Obamacare will have little legislative effects since there is virtually no chance the repeal will become law,” Hume said. “But, it will have political significance as a demonstration to the continuing resistance to the program. The repeal passed the House by far larger margin than the bill itself did when it was rammed through last March. In a sense it becomes a race against time.”

That race against time, as he explained, is one that will have to show progress made in dealing with the legislation before people adapt and it becomes a third-rail issue.

“That’s because once a sweeping set of government policies is put in place, Americans begin to adapt. They come to depend on whatever benefits the program provides, and they learn to live with burdens that it imposes. Businesses factor in the reality of their plan and change procedures accordingly. Once that process is completed, it is more difficult to undo the law. It may have been highly disruptive when it passed, but after a while repealing it becomes disruptive as well. And with billions in insurance subsidiaries flowing to millions of people, Obamacare could become politically untouchable, but it will be years before Obamacare is fully in effect. By that time, it should be clear that the bill does almost nothing to reduce the cost of health care, plus the mandate forcing everyone to buy health insurance, whether they want it or not, could make the measure more unpopular than it is now. And there is no uncertainty that mandate will be upheld by the courts. So in short, it’s clear time is a factor in this struggle but not so clear whose side time is on,” he said.

In the end, he admitted the bill will change the American health care system, but does nothing to “bend the cost curve.”

“I think we will be legislating this issue of health care and health care reform for years to come as partly because the bill does nothing to address the cost question,” he added. “And my sense is that when it’s all said and done, we will have a health care system that doesn’t look like the old one, but doesn’t look very much like this one either.”

A Final thought, provided by a Twitter repost on Obama’s kissy-kissy State Dinner for China’s President: 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner holds State Dinner for man who has 2010 winner under House Arrest.

‘Nuff Said!

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