Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Gene Simmons, the lead singer of the rock group KISS, has not been bashful about voicing his appreciation for those serving in uniform to protect our freedoms.
But during this 2008 Tribute to the Military, which was filmed on a U.S. Marine Base in 2008, it was not the Kiss Army that was honored.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 20th) appeared on FNC's Special Report to bash the so called Ryan-Romney Budget. But she seems to have gotten stumped on fillibustering over the budgetary process. Brett Baier gently asked the head of the Democrat National Committee where was a Democrat budget in the United States Senate.
This sort of Donkey-Kong cognitive dissonance is common-place. Recently, an acquaintance was urging friends to prevent cuts in the NHS budget. When I kindly suggested focusing efforts on convincing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to pass a budget, which the upper chamber has not done in nearly 1100 days, I got the standard lefty line that blames Republicans. When the budgetary process was explained that it only needed a simple majority, the next tactic was to demonize the source, but then pretending like the insipid interlocutor was just joking.
The Blame Bush mantra will work on the base voter, but it is unclear if that will inspire as many as during the 2008 cycle, especially in an anemic growth economy. But independent voters will not be impressed by transparent partisan pap, especially when their pocketbooks are hurting.
Maybe the DNC needs to embrace change by switching messengers. Perhaps Vice President Joe Biden is available. Biden recently gave such a following answer about the oil industry that he spoke for 11 minutes seemingly without using a period.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
As Rick Santorum bowed out of the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, liberal feminists could not resist giving his conservative candidacy a final kick. The internet humor site Funny or Die hosted a video featuring Ashley Judd which skewered Santorum with an edgy parody "When to Abort a Candidacy".
The parody was well produced and the black humor certainly was sharp. Fox New's Bill O'Reilly thought that the skit comparing terminating a candidacy to an abortion would hurt Ashley Judd. The actress might be Missing (sic) some of the audience by pushing her politics in a polemic manner.
Some think that Ashley Judd would be insulated from offending an audience as she has been a well known liberal activist. But one must wonder if Oprah Winfrey's downfall from the heights of her popularity was magnified by Oprah's entry into partisan politics by overtly supporting Barack Obama in 2008. This loss of viewership has signficantly impacted her Oprah Winfrey Network's success.
What do you think?
The comedian Jon Lovitz is either walking on the comedic wild side or he is a disatisfied liberal engaged in some truth telling.
On his podcast "The ABC's of SNL", the infamous alumnist of Studio 8H let loose his opinions about class warfare politics.
This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f---ing bulls---. And I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a f---ing asshole...
“The rich don’t pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right... First they say to you – you’re dead broke – the United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it. So then you go for it, and then you make it, and everyone’s like, f--- you.
This blunt assessment does not sound like Tommy Flannagan although it does touch upon subject matter about Pathological Liars.
In summary, Lovitz would quote Jay Sherman, his cartoon alter ego, and opine "It stinks!"
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The HHS final rule on qualified health plans imposes a Contraception Mandate that poses a poison pill for faithful Catholic and other institutions that believe that life begins at conception. Mark Rienzi, the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty attorney who represents faithful institutions effected by the dictat, believes that if the courts do not defend religious liberty that Catholics could end up engaging in civil disobedience against an unjust law.
The civil disobedience with religious liberty protestors will not be like the sit-ins of the civil rights movement. Instead, Rienzi anticipates institutions not paying for the contraception, sterilizations and abortifacients. This would lead to crippling fines which eventually would put the charitable and educational missions out of existence.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Competition encourages innovations and checks against spiraling costs. May Space-X, Virgin Galactic, XCOR et ali, have a better mission plan than NASA Chief Bolton promoting pride amongst Arabs for past math and space achievements.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Many Washingtonians took a break before 10 am to see this fond farewell to flight by Discovery. The Discovery was piggy backed on top of a modified 747 jet on its trip from the Kennedy Space Center to Washington. But it was not a direct point by point flight. The Space Shuttle made several dramatic pass overs Washington, to fly by the Monuments on the National Mall, the NASA headquarters and Capitol Hill before landing at Dulles.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A poignant segment of this show on Communism is how religious liberty can be restricted by an overbearing totalitarian irrelegious state.
We should not simply dismiss these tales as distant blasts from the past. Nor should it be laughed off as Sinclair Lewis' satire It Can't Happen Here. As George Santayana wrote, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
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We believe in Jesus, they crucified him and never had a charge... They never charged, there wasn’t no crime on his indictment. So we’ve got to deal with the inequities of the criminal justice system. The fact that we (black people) are overly-incarcerated, the fact that we go to court and are treated differently, and the fact that when we’re victimized there is not the same response. That’s what Trayvon was about.
That’s extraordinary exegesis from the Reverend Sharpton. But Sharpton’s other pronouncements about Trayvon seem as provocative and pugnacious as the Lunacy in Luton. This tendency towards fusing intolerant theology with polemic politics is a trend that we should resist we much (sic).
Protestors in Sanford, Florida were disappointed that the Reverend Sharpton reneged on his promise to appear at a Pre-Easter Occupation for the slain teen. But Sharpton was not chanting with the Culture Club. Instead, the right Reverend was keeping it real as Sharpton spent Resurrection Sunday leaning forward on MSNBC panel.
No wonder Sharpton could make such cross comparisons.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the ban on political advertising for public radio and television stations on a 2-1 vote. But Judge Carlos Bea affirmed the ban on for profit companies advertizing goods and services...
Be mindful that this is the Ninth Circuit, has a reputation of being the most overturned federal jurisdiction. But for this election cycle, prisoners of PBS might be praying for telethons rather than the onslaught of election ads.
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The message should appeal to libertarians and conservatives. But it is likely that a strain of BDS will cause a cacophony that shouts down the message.
Still, I recommend watching and reflecting upon the video. It would be wise to take the District of Calamity from being the Imperial City to a sleepy swampy backwater where nothing much seems to happen, just as our Founders intended.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
On Monday, the Mike Huckabee Show premiered on about 40 stations nationwide, syndicated by Cumulus Media (the current owners of ABC Radio). The show is slotted to compete head to head with the Rush Limbaugh show from Noon to Three p.m.. To distinguish himself from the King of Talk Radio, former Governor Huckabee’s (R-AR) slogan is “Less Confrontation, More Conversation”, which is meant to appeal to the mushy middle of news-talk listeners.
Huckabee took his first phone call fifty minutes into the show from “Mike in San-Francisco”. The caller chimed in:
Well Governor, let me start by saying it's great to have a different opinion and a different person on the radio and I'm very, very happy that you're doing this radio show. One of the reasons why I want to listen to your program every day is because you ran for office and you've been a politician, you have a different perspective I think.What a wonderful way to start off your show. Unfortunately, the background behind this sterling first call may expose the Huck-ster.
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Adrian Smith, an 18 year veteran of the Trafford Council and Trafford Housing Trust (near Manchester, United Kingdom), was significantly demoted on his job for making moral comments on Facebook.
In October, Smith for daring to post on his own time on a private Facebook page that he thought that same sex “marriages” in churches was “an equality too far”.
These comments were brought to the attention of a supervisor. Subsequently, Smith was demoted from a £35,000 managerial post to a £21,000 position. The only reason that he was not fired outright was because of his long record of service.
The fracas over Adrian Smith’s Facebook posting raises some interesting issues...
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