Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Medias Central Planning



Found this over at Grouchy Old Cripple.
If anyone had any doubt that the news we're fed by the liberal/commie media isn't scripted by some kind of central planning then this should eliminate it.

It might be important for all of us to keep this in mind as the midterm elections loom closer in 2014.
Getting the truth maybe even more elusive than usual this year as it appears that the Obama administration intends to pull all the stops on its propaganda machine.

Obama pollster: reporters should stop covering polls in 2014
After a year of seeing President Obama’s approval ratings plummet, the president’s pollster is offering a strikingly candid and pessimistic New Year’s resolution.
Reporters should go the next “year without reporting any public polling data,” Joel Benenson, president and CEO of Benenson Strategy Group, said.
His comments were made to reporter Mike Allen, who published them in his daily “Politico Playbook” morning newsletter on Tuesday.~snip~

Friday, December 27, 2013

A&E Damages it's brand



So A&E has finally given in to their audience and has re-instated Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty.

A&E Welcomes Phil Robertson Back to 'Duck Dynasty'

Personally I can't think of any company who has done more to damage their brand since the debut of "New Coke".
What A&E has done is shine a bright spotlight on something that most people knew in the back of their minds but tried to ignore until now.
That the media...all media...seems to care more about pandering to vocal militant minorities who seem to have the liberal/commie news companies on speed dial than they care about the millions upon millions of people who support them by watching their shows and supporting their sponsors.

This is the same media that was mystified by the popularity of "The Bible".

Of course the professional grievance mongers will be demanding their pound of flesh, from the article linked above.
 We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.
Which of course means, in another example of ignoring the viewers who pay the bills, they'll shove gay approved PSA's on the people watching with their families. I'm sure there are other dumb ideas in the queue. Maybe they'll kill it off altogether when GLAAD demands that they introduce a gay character into the show like they do for all the others.
There's no limit to the amount of stupid media types will sink to when it comes to placating the velvet mafia.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jesse Jackson's Getting Old


Either that or the race baiting business must be busy this season. It took him long enough to jump on this bandwagon.

Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson ‘More Offensive’ Than Rosa Parks Bus Driver
Jesse Jackson has decided to weigh in on the inflammatory comments that Phil Robertson made to GQ about gays and African Americans.
In an interview with Drew Magary, the “Duck Dynasty” star said the Nazis needed Jesus, that he never saw the mistreatment of African Americans while growing up in Louisiana before the civil rights era and that homosexuality was a sin.
A&E has already suspended Robertson, but Reverend Jackson, his Rainbow PUSH Coalition and GLAAD are demanding to meet with network execs, along with Cracker Barrel’s CEO, to discuss the future of all “Duck Dynasty” memorabilia or content.
“These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago,” Jackson said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
“At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’”
The release, dated Dec. 23, requests a meeting within 72 hours with A&E and Cracker Barrel execs and urges the network to uphold Robertson’s suspension.
Jackson and GLAAD said they believe it’s not right for a personality with such a large platform to benefit from such comments.~snip~
There isn't a thing Phil Robertson said that I can disagree with. I mean if Germany had more Jesus there might never had been Nazi's. I also grew up during pre-civil rights and I can honestly say I never saw anyone of color mistreated, also when I was raised we went to church and learned that homosexuality is a sin. Sin don't change with the culture.
Like I've said previously, this is more than just some silly reality show, if the American people allow this then it will be open season for any little fringe group in this country to dictate what we can think and what we can say.
If you want to support Phil then spread the word.

BREAKING: “National Chick-Phil-A Day” To Support Duck Dynasty Family

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Does One Reality Show Matter?

As the Duck Dynasty, A&E, Glaad drama continues to unfold I've been seeing a lot of people asking, what with all the other things going on, why does this matter?

I've come to the conclusion that the outrage over the Phil Robertson suspension goes way deeper than a TV reality show. What it's really about is pent up anger of Americans who are tired of being ignored.
For several years the government has excelled at ignoring the objections of the people.

For instance take Obamacare,please, since the law was enacted polls have consistently shown a majority of Americans wanted it repealed. Since the dysfunctional website has gone live the numbers against Obamacare has really spiked upward and still the democrats and Obama have continued to support it even as it begins to collapse under it's own weight. Obama and the dems have begun frantically to change the law as it nears it's dead line sending the health insurance industry into chaos. The damage to the health care system will be catastrophic and it all could have been avoided if the ACA was repealed and replaced with common sense legislation.
But it wasn't and now we'll all suffer the consequences because we were ignored

Government continues to spend out of control and a vast majority of Americans believe big government is our greatest threat. Yet Obama and the dems continue to rack up huge deficits in spite of Americans telling them to reign it in.

In every state that "gay marriage" was placed on a ballot it failed despite the velvet mafia pulling poll numbers out of their ass claiming that a majority of Americans approved of "gay marriage". Again the will of the people was ignored as the homosexual activists bypassed the public and went straight to the state legislatures or the courts. Enabling government to again defy the will of the public.

We've gotten to the point that once government gets involved in a situation then we know that there is a certain futility to any efforts be it protests or petitions to sway the outcome.
Which is why the Chick-fil-a protest and hopefully the Duck Dynasty one will prevail. Because these protests depend on free market pressures as opposed to going up against an intransigent government entity.

Government has become a criminal cabal that answers to no one but private businesses have to answer to their customers and that is something that we can control.
If we can take back a little bit in the culture war then special interest lobbyists may lose some of their grip on our politicians and they just may start listening.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Animal Awww Moment



Just a little break from the news and views.

Ducking A&E

In another shot across the bow of the culture wars GQ magazine sent a reporter to....well report on the Duck Dynasty clan.
And it seems he got just what he was looking for. If you read the preamble to the article the first thing that jumps out at you is that the interviewer isn't exactly a neutral observer.
How in the world did a family of squirrel-eating, Bible-thumping, catchphrase-spouting duck hunters become the biggest TV stars in America? And what will they do now that they have 14 million fervent disciples? Our Drew Magary toured the Louisiana backwater with Phil Robertson and the Duck Dynasty gang to find out
As you read the rest of the article you see that the guy can barely contain his disdain for what he perceives as backwater rednecks (of course not having it occur to him that they are very happy and successful backwater rednecks).

Eventually he asks the question that produces the mother lode: What, in your mind, is sinful?

What I find interesting about this is why would a bunch of effete leftists give a tinkers damn about a show about a family that made it's fortune by doing what they love and live for faith and family?
Of course you can't dismiss the disdain that they feel about the family's insistence about not hiding their faith so they realized that a few choice quotes can take them down a notch or 2.
The author of this hit piece probably tinkled himself a little bit when he got the money quotes.
Simply put, in my opinion, this was a trap. A chance to possibly purge an embarrassing show about people who believe in God,guns and country.
The "gay" rights groups were notified who then fell in line to condemn Phil's opinion and then pressure A&E to do something about it. So they suspended him from the show.
Then the crap storm happened.
A facebook page set up almost 24 hours ago to support Phil Robertson currently has 947 K likes and growing, it should go over a million sometime this evening.
As much as everyone wants to make this about 1st amendment free speech rights A&E is a private company and has the freedom to determine what is and is not acceptable. But seeing as how the Robertson family is wealthy anyway they don't really need A&E, however Duck Dynasty is A&E highest rated show....ever.

What this is about is the free market, if the rest of the DD clan stands behind Phil and decides to walk away the question becomes can A&E give up the ratings and money that DD brings to the network.

You have to wonder if the suits at A&E are so stupid as to pander to what is really a small minority demographically that, until GQ wrote their hit piece, couldn't have cared less about Duck Dynasty.

The Robertson Family Official Statement

Sunday, December 15, 2013

For Our Own Good

Personally I would be amazed if there is anyone out there who believes that the liberal/commie media doesn't deliberately mislead and lie constantly.
The evidence is all over the place and since the ascension of the Obamessiah they seem to be particularly emboldened to do so.

When you think about it why shouldn't they? The consequences for doing so, so far, are zilch...zip...nada.

There seems to be hardly anyone that can hold them accountable/

DENVER POST SCRUBS 'SOCIALIST' FROM DESCRIPTION OF COLORADO SCHOOL SHOOTER
On the evening of December 13, in which 18-year-old Karl Pierson entered Arapahoe High School and shot two students, The Denver Post published a description of the teen as a "very opinionated socialist." However, by the next day, the description merely read that he was "very opinionated." The word "socialist" was scrubbed without explanation.
The story written for the Post by Zahira Torres and Yesenia Robles initially buried the fact that the young man was identified as a socialist in the 13th paragraph.
In the first paragraph the paper noted that Pierson was "outspoken about politics," and in the third quoted a friend who said that the shooter "had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff."
But readers had to wait until the 13th paragraph to read what direction those outspoken political views took.
That paragraph originally read: "Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with Pierson, described him as very opinionated Socialist."
But by Saturday morning, the Post had quietly sent the word "socialist" down the Internet memory hole. The revised paragraph simply reported that Pierson was very opinionated.~snip~
The explanation for why they  censored the word "socialist" is as stupidly ham fisted as the deletion was.
Now I realize that everyone understands that if they could find any association to the Tea Party it would have led in the headline cause plenty of good socialists know what the term "Tea Party" means.
The truth is that they censored the word because they are a socialist media and they know they are, they also know that avowed socialists are violent, elitist and angry. But they don't want that front and center for everyone to see because they think they have everyone fooled into thinking they're not.

Hey, I didn't say socialists are clever.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Not Such A Good Idea

I was perusing around the web and one of the blogs I visit is Third News and he posted about a story of an English (Great Britain) police department where someone thought it would be a good idea to alter the words of the poem Twas the Night Before Christmas to a poem about rape.
Just in time for the holidays I suppose.


Somehow I don't think renaming it after Tim Burtons "The Nightmare Before Christmas" helped much.
This just goes to show that there are some things better left as far away from this season as possible.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Lapdog Press Nips at Heels



*I haven't been able to blog due to the weather in my area and various power outages, it seems that all that has been straightened out so I can get back to my regular schedule. Which is pretty much when I find something interesting.*

It seems that the WH press corps (corpse?) has been in a slow simmer over the fact that pool photographers aren't given access to take pictures of the president and only release those taken by the White House photographer after being vetted by....well whoever. But it ain't the press.

My take on this is that the liberal/commie media doesn't mind propagandizing for Obama and the democrats, what they object to is that it's someone elses propaganda and not theirs.
While it is amusing to watch the liberal/commie media whine and squeal about what they believe is a snub by the administration (because it is really) the fact remains that it won't change the lies and bias emanating from the MSM one iota.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The "Marrying" Kind?



Depending on who you ask this is Charlie Manson's fiance Star.  A name he thought of himself.

Charles Manson, 79, to marry girlfriend ‘Star,’ 25? She says yes; he says ‘garbage’

She denies knowing about his crimes before she became involved with him which wouldn't really surprise me since a lot of the younger generation don't even have a handle on current events but I digress.
Apparently it isn't unusual for some women to be drawn to notorious murderers. I mean even Ted Bundy got married behind bars and he didn't exactly do well with the fairer sex.

I honestly don't know what to think about this kind of stuff, I mean we live in a free country and regardless of the reasons, people have a right to waste time with human refuse.
But by the same token we have a right to point and laugh at their absurdity.
So enjoy the video for what it is and take comfort in the thought that no matter how messed up your life may seem to be that at least you're not in love with Charlie Manson.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Medias Desperate Rescue of Obama

After the launch of Obamacare and the initial "success" stories by the media were firmly debunked as partisan shills basically lying about their Obamacare experience the liberal/commie media couldn't ignore the elephant in the room.

They actually had to report on the roll out of the train wreck the democrats rammed down our throats.

Their constant cheer leading for Obama and the democrat party has already taken a toll on their credibility.

CNN and MSNBC Lose Almost Half Their Viewers in One Year

So what do they decide to do? Double down of course and go on another desperate search for Obamacare successes.

Is Obamacare on the rebound? Media turn to positive stories.
Bit by bit, the media narrative around the travails of Obamacare and its main enrollment vehicle, HealthCare.gov, is starting to look up. Or to put it more precisely, it is no longer so crushingly negative.
After weeks of stories about website crashes and canceled health plans – and an extraordinary mea culpa from President Obama – a competing story line is starting to emerge. Slowly but surely, people are navigating the exchanges and getting insurance – for some, cheaper and better than what they had. Last week, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times touted a “surge” in enrollment figures, especially in states that have their own exchanges.~snip~
So again the liberal/commie media is showing how far into the tank they are and how far they'll go to prop up a total failure for the country like Obama and the ACA are.
Which seems pretty self destructive because if fewer people are watching then how can they successfully shill for the Obamessiah?
The possibility for a death spiral of Obamacare is very real, and the possibility for a death spiral of the progressive media will follow right along.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

And You Thought You had a bad Day


This got posted in my feed on facebook and I just had to share it here. The only comment I got is it's a good thing he didn't rear end anybody.

Are We Being Duped?


It would appear that if there is not enough hate and division to suit your narrative the best thing to do is to just make some up.
Family Says They Did Tip Gay Server, Didn't Leave Note

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Iran Makes a Fool Out of Democrats ....Again

Shades of Jimmy Carter, Obama tries to distract the country from his and the democrats dismal destruction of health care by claiming the Iranians are going to be honest about their nuclear program.
Really guys they are totally going to do it!!!

Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal
GENEVA — Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on a historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions.
The agreement, sealed at a 3 a.m. signing ceremony in Geneva’s Palace of Nations, requires Iran to halt or scale back parts of its nuclear infrastructure, the first such pause in more than a decade.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hailed the deal, which was reached after four days of hard bargaining, including an eleventh-hour intervention by Secretary of State John F. Kerry and foreign ministers from Europe, Russia and China.
“It is important that we all of us see the opportunity to end an unnecessary crisis and open new horizons based on respect, based on the rights of the Iranian people and removing any doubts about the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program,” Zarif told reporters in English. “This is a process of attempting to restore confidence.”~snip!
What a load of horse shit.
I was alive and watched Jimmy Carter's humiliation for 444 days while the Iranian Ayatollahs laughed their asses off at the pathetic attempts by Carters libtard administration to negotiate the release of the embassy personnel.
It was a cluster f*ck of the highest order that exposed the impotence of sissy liberals when it comes to negotiating.
There is no doubt in my mind that whatever Obama and John (lurch) Kerry agreed to is a watered down concession to the Iranians.
Obama and his regime are the legacy of Jimmy Carter.

Friday, November 22, 2013

They Do Exist



This has been out there for a while but it still needs to be watched far and wide.
Liberal/socialist/communists vociferously deny the existence of the "welfare queens" even though the evidence is all around us.
The saddest thing about this is that ,because of the dismal Obama economy, more and more people are being forced into government dependency in order to survive. New generations are now entering the welfare cycle.
Opportunities to become independent are getting rarer as the policies of the democrats erode jobs.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Vegan" Hypocrosy

This story showed up in my timeline on facebook.

Joan Jett switches from Macy's South Dakota float after ranchers protest
(CNN) -- Rock star Joan Jett was removed from a parade float representing South Dakota in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after ranchers protested her appearance, saying she's a vegetarian and a critic of their livestock production.
Jett is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the world's largest animal rights group that promotes a vegetarian diet and condemns factory farms and ranches.
"I've decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people's political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event," Jett said in a statement Saturday. "I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition."
The trade group for ranchers in South Dakota complained about Jett's placement on the state's float for the New York parade, CNN affiliate KEVN reported.~snip~
First off good on the ranchers for protesting and getting Jett removed from the float.
But I have to wonder why a vegan and supporter of  PETA would want to be involved in a parade for Thanksgiving, what with all the Turkey and ham dinners. It would seem to me that by appearing in this parade they would be supporting the slaughter of these animals for consumption.
I thought they were against that.

Or maybe they're against it as long as it doesn't interfere with their own self interests and bottom line.
Apparently it's not as easy to take a principled stand when it affects their pocket book or opportunity for self promotion.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Giving Liberals the Rope

I've been laying low and watching the disaster known as Obamacare crash and burn and taking great delight in watching the liberal/commie democrats run around in circles trying to keep the sky from falling.

Good times.

Some are even predicting the demise of liberal/progressivism as a result of this foolish attempt to socialize medicine.
I don't know if I'd go that far seeing as how I've been alive long enough to watch the closet communists reinvent themselves under other names over the decades.
Back in the 70's they proudly proclaimed themselves as liberals when Jimmy Carter was elected to his first and only term and then bungled the job so badly that liberalists/socialists slunk back to lick their wounds and reinvent themselves as "progressives" altering their message enough to get serial adulterer and his harridan wife elected to the White House. Where Billy boy pretty much rode the free market policies of Ronald Reagan while converting the oval office into a rendezvous boudoir for pleasure.

After demonizing GWB for 8 years they managed to put a true socialist in office by conspiring with the liberal/commie media to thwart any vetting of their chosen golden boy along with a majority in the house and senate so they could, with little opposition, force their vision of "hope and change" on the American people.
The biggest mistake we made was allowing them enough rope to hang themselves because in the process we let them damage the country.
The private health insurance industry is seriously damaged and the idea that Obama's fix can turn it around on a dime is a pipe dream. Even if they are willing to reinstate cancelled policies the premiums will never be the same.
Although I think it's pretty common knowledge that Obamacare was never about health care but about redistributing wealth.
There is no doubt that health care laws need to be reformed but there are better free market ideas out there that were never tried, the only option that was ever given was this monstrosity we are all going to be saddled with.
Unless we can get enough votes to repeal and then replace it with something that doesn't destroy the system that most people were happy with.

We've given the liberal/progressives enough rope to hang themselves with and even though they'll never give up trying to impose their idea of "social justice" on this country, hopefully there is enough evidence that their collective ideas don't work and the conversation can now move on how to effectively get health care to the masses in a reasonable and affordable manner.
 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Time for a Tea Party PAC?

I've been reading a lot of articles that are pretty similar to this one lately.

Republican establishment sabotages Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia
WASHINGTON,  November 6, 2013 — Ken Cuccinelli will not be Virginia’s next governor. The Republican ticket failed after being sabotaged by the establishment.
But his race sends a powerful message and it is a message conservatives should pay attention to.
Cuccinelli should have won this race. He should be the governor-elect today.
Why isn’t he?
First, the Republican establishment sent a message to Virginia. The establishment said that if conservatives are not going to pick the establishment’s preordained candidate, in this case it was Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, the establishment is not going to contribute any cash.
Conservatives are always being told that we must support a moderate nominee for party unity. Apparently those rules do not apply to moderates and the establishment. The Republican National Committee spent six million dollars less this year than it did in 2009. Cuccinelli was outspent three to one during most of the campaign and as much as ten to one in the closing days. Contributions by big Republican donors, those who gave more than $1000 in past gubernatorial elections, dropped by two-thirds this year over 2009 and 2005.~snip~
There seems to be this idea among the establishment republicans that a conservative can't win, even though Cuccinelli came awfully close even without their support. Truth is there would be an R governor in Virginia if the RINO party would have bothered to throw their support behind Cuccinelli instead of throwing a snit and taking their ball and going home.
When the RNC tanked the last presidential election and the one before by offering up spineless, milquetoast candidates the first thing they did was try and sell the idea that it was because they weren't more like democrats.
What a bunch of clueless cowards, to think we're supposed to choose the leader of the free world from what these pansy asses offer us.
Which if they have their way the only difference between the parties will be the name.

If real conservatives want to win and get freedom loving, small government candidates into office then the only way to do it is to bypass the RNC and contribute to candidates chosen and supported by conservatives.
The only thing that makes the RNC relevant is their hold over campaign contributions, take that away and they'll be begging to join conservatives instead of us hoping they'll support us.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Roasting the Rubes

Obama and his administration has created an economy so dismal that being a barista is a job college graduates can only aspire to.
Where the best prospect of advancement for most people is to use unions to strong arm fast food restaurants and other low skilled employers into paying wages above what their labor is worth. The opportunity to move into higher wage positions is diminishing with each labor report.

But it was cool and edgy to vote Obama and his job killing agenda into office....like totally worth it.
Read it and weep for your futures Millennial rubes.

Maybe Pain Will Teach You Millenials Not To Vote For Your Own Serfdom
You Millenials voted for Obama by a margin of 28 percent, which will make it a lot easier for me to accept the benefits you will be paying for. We warned you that liberalism was a scam designed to take the fruits of your labor and transfer it to us, the older, established generation. Oh, and also to the couch-dwelling, Democrat-voting losers who live off of food stamps and order junk from QVC with their Obamaphones.
You didn’t listen to us. Maybe you’ll listen to pain.
I have been told that being hard on you Millennials will turn you against conservatism, that I should offer you a positive, hopeful message that avoids the touchy problem of your manifest stupidity.
No. There’s no sugar-coating it – your votes for Democrats have ensured that you are the first generation in American history that will fail to exceed what their parents attained. Embracing liberalism was a stupid thing to do, done for the stupidest of reasons, and I will now let you subsidize my affluent lifestyle without a shred of guilt.~snip~
Let that article sink in....the damage is so profound that it will take years for the first rays of hope to peek through the abysmal economy you all wanted when you swallowed the "Hope and Change" motto hook,line and sinker.


Dropping the Pretense

So I've been sitting here watching the whole Obamacare fiasco happening and the administration and leftist/commie media spin it.
While basically insulting our intelligence by telling us we ain't smart enough to know we had crap insurance before Obama and the democrats.

But that is what the democrats trade in,lying and elitist snobbery.
This story has been going around showing up in my timeline on facebook and I think  lot of people are asking the wrong question.

Racist? Va. Dem. Lt. Gov. nominee refuses to shake hands with black GOP opponent
During an on-air debate, Ralph Northam, the McAuliffe-backed Democrat running for Lt. Gov. in Virginia, refused to shake hands with E. W. Jackson, his GOP opponent, who happens to be a black minister, Breitbart.com reported Monday.
The on-camera snub took place after Northam confirmed that he wants to massively expand government healthcare. He also refused to deny allegations that he believes traditional Christians have no right to act according to their traditional-marriage views, Breitbart added.~snip~
There's really no doubt that democrats are racist seeing as how the KKK was spawned by the democrat party so that's pretty much a given.
What is in doubt is that people from each party are just expressing opposing views and we should just agree to disagree,shake hands and be friends.
The democrat party has been engaged in slander tactics since their rise to power in Washington,D.C.
As an example just look at the insult hurled by Alan Grayson D-Florida towards people he opposes.

Democrats have been throwing names at conservatives and republicans for a couple of years comparing us to terrorists,the Taliban, repuglithugs, Tea-tards, teabaggers and on and on and it really never stops.
Oh sure our side has gone over the top at times and the lickspittle media, the propaganda arm of the democrat party, makes sure that those slurs are amplified wide and far.
Not so much for the dems and libs though.
Civil discourse left a long time ago. The democrats have demonstrated over and over that they are not interested in any other views but their own and have declared anyone not on the same page as the enemy.
Shaking hands and parting friends is not what you do during an ideological battle, you know your enemy and you fight them.
The democrats know that and we should to.
I know it's hard for conservatives to turn away from fair mindedness and decency but the enemy of our country abandoned that long ago.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!!



Someone posted this on my timeline on Facebook of these talented kids doing a cover of This is Halloween from the movie by Tim Burton "Nightmare Before Christmas".
When this movie hit video I bought it and it seemed to be one of my kids favorite when growing up. It must have been because they wore it out over time.
I'm not sure of the appeal but if I had to choose a favorite it would be "Kidnap the Sandy Claws".



Anyway Happy Halloween to everyone and a special shout out to a fellow blogger Covertress who had to go offline for a while because of her struggles in Obama's economy.

We're Too Stupid to know What's Good for us

I've been keeping an eye on the spin the leftards have been generating today after more news about health
insurance cancellations have come out and the basic spin is we had crap insurance policies before.
Obviously the democrats big "gubberment" has to come to the rescue.
Then just a little while ago I ran across this video at WeasleZippers.


So the Obama administration wants to control the debate by silencing the insurance companies so we as consumers, who don't know shit, can't make an informed decision.
I can't for the life of me understand the utter contempt this administration has for the people of this country.
We're being forced into an over priced, bloated government run boondoggle simply because these elitist pricks honestly think we're too stupid to choose what is best for ourselves and our families.
They fancy themselves as the only ones wise enough to decide how we should spend our money by taking the choice away from us on what we choose to be insured for.

Our option of being adults is slowly being eroded away by the persistent nanny staters who fight furiously to take it away from us.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Internment on the Arizona



Here's something that I wasn't aware of and I'm sure many others may not be but the U.S.S. Arizona is still an active final resting place.
Before the survivors of the Arizona at Pearl Harbor pass on in their twilight years they can request to be interred with their shipmates.
A full ceremony with honor guard is given before their ashes are handed off to the chief diver who swims to the 4th gun turret and selects the location to leave the ashes.
One day soon these ceremonies will no longer be needed as the last one is interred and a part of our living history will be gone.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Facing the Truth about Obamacare

We're starting to see more stories like this.

Over 96 Percent of Obamacare Enrollees in Maryland Signed Up for Medicaid
Back on October 22, Jim Geraghty explained why it was important to separate new Medicaid enrollments out from the total enrollment numbers for Obamacare.
We can do that now with Maryland’s state-run exchange, Maryland Health Connection. According to a press release Friday, 85,659 people have enrolled through the exchange. However, 82,473 of those have signed up for Medicaid, accounting for just over 96 percent of sign ups.
Of course, Maryland isn’t the only state with more enrollments in Medicaid than in insurance plans; both Kentucky and New York are seeing the same phenomenon.
Of course we got a hint of the real agenda with Obama's response to Joe the Plumber before the election, the redistribution of income.
The liberal/commie media then went into "cover Obama's ass" mode immediately to carry their messiahs water while simultaneously doing their trademark willful omission of anything that might embarrass the democrat party or Obama.
Leftwing media
NBC is just now reporting that Obama knew that those who liked their insurance couldn't keep it even when he was mouthing the words. Pretty much after the fact and while Obamacare swiftly dismantles the current system.
It's no coincidence that those who are shocked by the increase in premiums are the people who've worked hard and been responsible for themselves and their own health insurance. But a very large number of people will receive very low cost to free healthcare (close to half) while those in higher tax brackets will be punished  for being able to take care of themselves. All while crippling the economy and making more people dependent on government for their needs.
This has been the plan all along, to shift the burden and expense of healthcare to those who have the audacity to earn enough to be independent from the government. A monumental redistribution of wealth.

The real crime here is the complicity of the lickspittle media who, while Pelosi was saying we need to pass it to see what's in it" deliberately withheld reporting what the pitfalls were along with the breathless news about preexisting conditions and adult children hanging onto mom and dads insurance. All for the purpose of covering up for the administration before the next election so the American people couldn't make an informed decision.

So the question is, if the derelict media isn't going to act like a free press, why do they still deserve the constitutional protections of one?
Also when are the American people going to finally hold them accountable?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cold Front Moving into Hell?



Must be a freeze warning in Hades, CNN actually being critical of the Obama administration?
Almost 5 year into this failed administration and just now someone hits these idiots with a clue bat.
Better late than never I suppose.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Obamacare's Lopsided Enrollment



Boy it's just getting better and better ain't it. This boondoggle is such a failure that even the lapdog,lickspittle liberal media can't ignore it anymore.
This whole thing is on track to become an even bigger trainwreck than predicted.
I dare anyone to come up with any government program that has been run successfully that wasn't loaded with pork and mismanagement and then consider very carefully how good can a government mandated healthcare system be.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sebelius and the Arrogance of the Ruling Class



In the private sector if an employer has a an employee who is not responsive to their customers then it's a wise employer who fires the one and hires another that will actually take responsibility for the job they're hired to do. (with the possible exception of single franchised utilities, try reasoning with an electric utility worker)
That's because the salaries are derived from the voluntary use or purchases of what that private business offers.
However when government confiscates revenue at will from earners and uses it to pay the salaries of arrogant, self-important, appointed civil servants their salaries aren't dependent on a customers good will.
What happens then is the arrogance of unaccountability.
Sebelius thinks she doesn't have to answer to congress, sort of like Lois Lerner.
Looking down at the little people.
They're civil servants and the government has mandated that we use their services so we have no choice but to pay their salaries and take it when they tell us to pound sand.
This ain't a new thing but it has come into full display because of the current occupant of the White House who's basically set the tone for open disdain of the citizens of this country.

What they're saying to us is we have to take their mediocrity and incompetence and there ain't a damn thing we can do about it.
Elections do have consequences you know.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Job Prospects Still Suck

With the liberal/commie media focusing on blaming the republicans for the government shut down and trying to spin the dismal launch of Obamacare the unavailability of good jobs for the middle class went under the radar.

I'm sure that's not the case for people trapped trying to find any employment available, part or full time.

The jobs report was totally blech. And it may get worse.
Soft. Tepid. Blech. Meh.
Choose your non-inspiring adjective, possibly in Yiddish, and it nicely describes the long-awaited September jobs report. It wasn't terrible by any stretch -- the nation added 148,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate edged down a tenth of a percent to 7.2 percent. But it is far short of the kind of robust jobs recovery that Americans have been waiting for these last four long years.
If there is any good news to be found, it is that the unemployment rate is now the lowest it has been since November 2008. But, two important observations: November 2008 was hardly the best of times for the U.S. economy. And much of that decline has occurred because of people dropping out of the workforce; the ratio of Americans who have a job is basically unchanged over the last four years.
Indeed, if there is a trend at all, it is in the wrong direction. In the first six months of 2013, the nation averaged 195,000 net new jobs a month. In the last three months, that average has been a mere 143,000. And as a reminder, this is a report covering September, before the government shutdown and debt ceiling showdown that rattled consumer and business confidence. While we won't necessarily see direct evidence of that disruption in the October numbers (due out Nov. 8), what is clear is that the weak September numbers can't be chalked up to one-time disruptions coming from Washington.~snip~
Welcome to the new reality of the Obama/democrats economy and with this they force everyone into an incompetently run, overpriced  government mandated healthcare debacle.
When Bill and Hillary tried the universal health care thing they failed because there were enough people in the workforce doing well and could afford to insure themselves. They didn't want or need the government to give them stuff so they rejected it.
Now that Obama and the democrats have destroyed the economy and shrunk the middle class there's enough people who'll qualify for subsidies to make the over priced over bloated government offering a choice of last resort.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Allan Dershowitz says he Hates MoveOn.org



Me too Professor Dershowitz,me too.
I don't think anybody has been surprised by how far MoveOn.org is to the extreme left. The real problem is that a lot of people believe that their rhetoric is mainstream.
Of course the media ignores them while reporting on every utterance by a democrat that compares republicans to terrorists, blackmailers and the Taliban so why wouldn't they believe it?

If MoveOn.org wants to see treason and sedition then they can look at the liberal/commie media and in a mirror.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Irritating Things About the NFL

Plenty of info here.
Bob Costa's periodic lectures aside I personally think it's about time that the networks get rid of their overpaid, pompous , blow dried talking heads during football games.

I've felt this way for a long time, mostly because these guys really don't add anything to the game and their obvious "bromances" for certain quarterbacks gets pretty tedious. It's not a new thing.

Troy Aikman was the recipient of many broadcast booth admirations from afar, now it's Tom Brady and Tony Romo (to name a couple) who can do no wrong.
Not that I have anything against those two guys but the way they're slobbered over in the press booth, along with others, gets embarrassing at times and distracts from the game.

Now I know a lot of people will suggest that I just mute the TV and eliminate the distraction completely but without the crowd noise and the sounds of the game it's just not as exciting. Entertainment and excitement is why I watch the game.
On the very rare occasions when the announcers booth has gotten a technical glitch and their microphones go silent the sounds of the game without the droning commentary has been bliss.
There's more than enough information displayed nowadays to make play by play commentary moot.
You can see the score, what down it is, yards to go, the play clock and scrolling info that can keep you up to date on other games throughout the day.
Hell the refs are even fitted with wireless microphones so you can hear what their call is.

If you want to massage the talking heads egos then let them prattle on during halftime, at least then we can do something useful like go to the bathroom,get a snack or another beer.

It's about time the networks give the fans a break from these pompous jackasses, just because you hired them don't mean the rest of have to suffer.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Who Should Go?



Dennis Miller has the answer, it's nothing new, I've seen the suggestion countless times before. They want Obamacare so badly it didn't matter to them if the economy tanks as long as they get their free stuff.
At least they'll have health care, eventually, if the incompetent meddling bureaucrats can ever get Healthcare.gov running.

Offensive "Journalism"

So I'm looking over at Twitchy and run across this:
Why bother putting the word "offensive" in there in the first place?
Because the weak minded (yeah I've already had one make a comment on a previous post) will pick up that word and become offended by the guys free speech.
It must be exhausting for the liberal/commie media to constantly be carrying water for Obama and his administration. Not just on the national level but the local also.
The media doesn't even try to hide it anymore because,lets face it, they really don't have to because not enough voters are really paying attention.
I realize that I'm pointing out what should be obvious but it appears that it isn't, because if it was then a lot more people wouldn't let them get away with it.
I'm still hoping that sometime in the future citizens will get tired of this kind of naked manipulation and lash back at these Obama/democrat syncophants.

But I ain't holding my breath.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Liberal Media:We'll Tell you When to Be Offended


It appears that the liberal/commie media thinks it has the responsibility to tell us what's moral and what's not.
You know, the same people who's neglected to hold Obama accountable for....well anything, tells us how reprehensible the second amendment is, how Christianity is destroying the country and patriots/conservatives are little more than terrorists.

As if there aren't more serious issues related to native Americans.

Daniel Snyder's Best Possible Answer to Critics of the Redskins' Name
Another football season is upon us, which means another opportunity for America to engage in another autumn ritual—condemnation and praise for the controversial nickname of Washington's professional football team. This always strikes me as hypocritical—bordering on the cruel. As a nation, we spend virtually no time discussing grave issues of concern to Native Americans. Most of us could care less about the way our laws and policies treat them. And yet every fall our airwaves are filled with passionate debate over the merits of a team's nickname. Talk about misplaced priorities.
The brunt of the focus has been on the Redskins' owner, Daniel Snyder, who has been defending his decision to keep the team's name. Some respect this choice. Others scorn it. Few are neutral. None have suggested, however, that Snyder could use the current spotlight to make a critical point about the way in which white America, and black America for that matter, believe they can assuage their guilt over the mistreatment of Native Americans by taking a stand on a symbol rather than by demanding substantive reforms. If Snyder really wants to call out these Helmet Hypocrites, here's what he should say:~snip~
To the PC liberal types out there this whole "controversy" is the least they can do in their self important minds to brow beat everyone else as neanderthals so they can pat themselves on the back and wallow in their own smugness.
But then again that's what PC liberals do, the very least, by focusing on the one thing that even most native Americans could care less about then they get to avoid addressing the really big issues of concern for native Americans.
They can again deflect responsibility away from Obama and his administration to "do something" about the much more egregious slights that Washington has made towards native Americans. Because their messiah holds high office, instead of looking to him to alleviate the more serious wrongs, they point their fingers at "racist" Americans.
Lecturing them to do something that changes nothing.
Again we're subjected to liberal/commies self righteousness and demands for symbolism instead of substance.

So.... What Have We Learned in the Past 2 Weeks?

I don't know about the rest of you but I've learned that basically all democrats and about half of the republicans are actively working against every single one of us.
That the liberal commie media is pretty much owned by the democrat party .

The so-called shut down didn't really shut down anything, it just delayed it for a while and in essence Obama and the democrats have earned a blank check to bankrupt the country.
We still have an over bloated and dysfunctional "health" program being forced down our throats, whether we want it or not.

It seems to me that the opposition to an eventual crash and burn of our way of life and economy is so intransigent that the only conclusion I can come to is that the eventual collapse of our society has to be deliberate.
I know that sounds like crazy talk but with the available evidence it's the only thing that makes sense.

The only thing left to do is to just sit back and watch it happen and then to suffer through it with everyone else who are determined to damage the middle class and society.
Maybe then they'll decide what they've forced on the rest of us wasn't such a good idea.
Hopefully the pushback will be swift and brutal.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

CBS:Obamacare Enrollees an Urban Legend



It must be really bad when even Obamas lickspittle subservient cheerleaders in the liberal/commie media can't even put a positive spin on Obamacare's failed rollout.
Their problem is that they really can't find anyone who has successfully navigated the online sign up. Mostly because,like most government programs, incompetent and lazy partisan civil servants are running it.

Even some of the kossacks are beginning to notice the downside of Obama's signature legislation. What's really hilarious in the comments is the way the guy is being attacked for simply reporting on his experience with his insurance company because they had to adjust his premiums,upwards,in order to comply with Obamacare.
If it wasn't so sad it would be funny that even the most ardent kool-aide drinkers can't ignore the obvious.
Putting government in charge of healthcare is a failure waiting to happen.


Monday, October 14, 2013

White Liberal Bob Costas Offended by Redskins



Possibly the lowest hanging fruit when it comes to TV talking heads is "sportscasters". Being lectured to by one of them is roughly equivalent to having a democrat tell someone about the constitution.
Yet here is good old Bob Costas explaining about how painful the Washington Redskins name is to an audience that's made up of at least 50% of viewers who are fans of the team.
While he enjoys a fat paycheck for bobbing his head and moving his lips at half time during said game.
Over an issue that,except for the Washington Post, the majority of people couldn't care less about.
Have the people spoken?

I hate to spring it on this self righteous douche bag but football is entertainment, people watch the game to be entertained not watch some smug has been lecture them on their insensitivity.
Note for NBC, If Costas wants to get his smug on then tell him to write a blog post or letter to the editor, instead of pissing people off by droning on about nothing on your dime.
Also Bob, next time you feel like hanging your hypocrisy out there for the entire world to see just take a sniff of your own smugness and leave the rest of us alone.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Not Much Security being Dependent on Government

With the probable exception of being president,congresscritters or senators there's no sure thing when it comes to being dependent on government largess.

Computer Glitch Blamed For Nationwide EBT System Shutdown On Saturday
BOSTON (CBS/AP) - People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a systemfailure.
At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards were not working in stores.
At 2 p.m., an EBT customer service representative told CBS Boston that the system was currently down for a computer system upgrade.
Xerox spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer released further details later in the afternoon in an emailed statement.
“While the electronic benefits system is now up and running, beneficiaries in the 17 affected states continue to experience connectivity issues to access their benefits. Technical staff is addressing the issue and expect the system to be restored soon,”  Wasmer said. “Beneficiaries requiring access to their benefits can work with their local retailers who can activate an emergency voucher system where available. We appreciate our clients’ patience while we work through this outage as quickly as possible.”
U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Courtney Rowe said the outage is not related to the government shutdown.
Shoppers left carts of groceries behind at a packed Market Basket grocery store in Biddeford, Maine, because they couldn’t get their benefits, said fellow shopper Barbara Colman, of Saco, Maine. The manager put up a sign saying the EBT system was not in use. Colman, who receives the benefits, called an 800 telephone line for the program and it said the EBT system was down due to maintenance, she said.~snip~
The reason they're giving for the unavailability of EBT benefits is that it's a computer glitch, like that will mollify anyone familiar with the governments usual competence when it comes to technology. Thing is that, unlike companies that provide services online for a profit, civil servants couldn't care less what kind of hardship that may ensue because they get their paycheck anyway.

Intentional or not this shows exactly what can happen when so many people become dependent on government services. The first thing politicians do when they come to an impasse on the budget is threaten social security or military pay and benefits. Not to mention veterans benefits, in order to wage political warfare, the first casualties will always be the most vulnerable along with with the military that protects us.
Funny thing is that it doesn't seem to affect their salaries one bit.

Now however the commie democrats have come up with another way to get us all by the short hairs by mandating Obamacare, now just about every person in the country will be under the bureaucrats and liberal thumbs. Politicians will have us all right where they want us and if we don't tow the appropriate line they will dangle our healthcare over our heads.

There's a lot of people out there getting a lot of satisfaction out of the "leeches" getting what they deserve and while I find it that way also I'm sobered by the fact that most people in this country has given the government the green light to seize our medical and financial information along with requiring us to purchase a product that they approve of......and control it all on government computers.
So who feels screwed now?

How Bad is the Obamacare Rollout?...........



.....so bad that even NBC noticed.
In a very rare departure from the medias incessant cheerleading for the Obamessiah NBC news actually reports on what is abundantly clear to anyone paying attention.
Whatever the government touches becomes an overpriced incompetently run debacle.

Bullsh*t Poll of the Week

This just proves that as voters we're gluttons for abuse.

NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress
Throw the bums out.
That’s the message 60 percent of Americans are sending to Washington in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, saying if they had the chance to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. Just 35 percent say they would not.
The 60 percent figure is the highest-ever in that question recorded in the poll, registered in the wake of the government shutdown and threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history. If the nation’s debt limit is not increased one week from now, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns that the entire global economy could be in peril.
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“We continue to use this number as a way to sort of understand how much revulsion there is,” said Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the poll with Republican Bill McInturff. “We now have a new high-water mark.”~snip~
Incumbency is the bane of modern politics, most of these clowns get reelected so often they die in office.
One of the saddest excuses as a republican, John McCain, has spent years screwing his constituents and still got reelected.
The only reason Ted Kennedy or Robert Byrd ain't in office is because being deceased makes them ineligible to run. (So far, I'm sure the democrats have been looking for a way to change that, they've already run successful registration drives at cemeteries in their districts.)
This just goes to show how reliable polls are, until these numbers actually translate into significant turn over in the house and senate then I call bullshit.

Friday, October 11, 2013

And the Winner Is!!!

Megyn Kelly
Who's this guy?
There are some things so obvious that if it was a snake you'd been bit by now.

Sad thing is with the average intelligence of the typical commie lovin' liberal the obvious has to be spelled out for them.

MSNBC President Wants 'Investigation' Into Fox News' 'Impossible' Ratings Gain
Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, says there's something fishy about Tuesday's ratings for the Fox News Channel, which were up significantly from a day earlier when Fox News debuted its new schedule. And he wants an investigation.
"Monday we had a really good day in the key demographic. On the night that Fox News debuted their three shows, we either tied or beat them in those hours," Griffin said at a briefing, according to TVNewser.
"Tuesday -- you guys should be doing some investigations; I have never seen it in all my years of cable -- same overnight, same everything. And they doubled their ratings in a day? It is impossible." Griffin continued, "I have never seen it. They did election-night numbers in the demo Tuesday."
The Nielsen numbers Griffin refers to include MSNBC beating Fox News on Monday in the adults 25-54 demographic at 7 p.m. and tying Fox News at 10 p.m.
At 9 p.m. on Monday, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show beat Fox News' new The Kelly File, hosted by Megyn Kelly, by a slim 10,000 viewers in the key demo.
By Tuesday, though, Fox News was back to its dominant self, with 573,000 in the key demo compared with 261,000 for MSNBC between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Perhaps most dramatically, Kelly's narrow loss to Rachel Maddow from a night earlier was significantly reversed, with Kelly drawing an audience of 623,000 in the key demo compared with Maddow's 291,000.
Nielsen has not yet responded to Griffin's remarks.~snip~
I'm not in the key demo and the only time I've seen Madcows show is when I'm flipping through the channels but like a lot of viewers on monday night I was watching MNF like any normal viewer. Madcows audience isn't normal so I'm sure the die hard metrosexuals and hipsters tuned in as usual. Liberals being the only ones who can tolerate Madcows screeching and hyperbole.
If he wants to get a shot at better ratings maybe he should get rid of that Maddow guy and get someone who an audience can relate to and stand looking at.

Debbie Wasserman-Ditz Babbles Incoherently.....



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....About Obamacare.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Obamacare on Road to Collapse?

For all the democrats trying to tout the popularity of Obamacare it doesn't seem to be burning up at enrollment.

EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website's first week, out of tens of millions of Americans in 36 states
Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the first week the Healthcare.gov website was online, according to two sources inside the Department of Health and Human Services who gave MailOnline an exclusive look at the earliest enrollment numbers.
The career civil servants, who process data inside the agency, confirmed independently that just 6,200 Americans applied for health insurance through the problem-plagued website on October 1, the day it first opened to the public.
Neither HHS nor the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would comment on the record about the numbers. Enroll America, the president's organization of health care 'navigators' who are charged with helping Americans sign up, didn't reply to a request for information about its level of success so far.
The White House also did not respond to emails seeking comment.
But several administration officials have claimed this month that they didn't have access to the kinds of raw figures MailOnline obtained from the people who work for them. And the anemic totals suggest a far lower level of interest in coverage through the Affordable Care Act than the Obama administration has hoped to see.~snip~

I wonder if the low level of interest has anything to do with the doubling or more of premiums and the pathetically huge deductibles offered by Obamacare?
 If the state-run exchanges were to have a similar response rate for six months, the national enrollment total would be approximately 2 million.
That number is less than 29 per cent of the 7 million the Obama administration would need, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in order to balance the new health insurance system's books and keep it from financial collapse.
The real danger here is that when Obamacare gets to the point where it is in imminent collapse that Obama and the democrats will respond by enrolling everyone in the non-affordable care act and then use the power of the partisan IRS to seize whatever revenue is required to prop up Obama's "signature" piece of legislation.
There ain't no way the socialists in the democrap party will allow O-care to collapse.
 After all, the democrats already believe that anything we have is theirs anyway so why not confiscate what they choose to for our good?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Feds Convinced that Taxpayers are Suckers

I don't know about anyone else but with fiscal geniuses like this in government I'm feeling a whole lot of trepidation about turning the nations health care over to them.

We paid $634 million for the Obamacare sites and all we got was this lousy 404
It’s been one full week since the flagship technology portion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) went live. And since that time, the befuddled beast that is Healthcare.gov has shutdown, crapped out, stalled, and mis-loaded so consistently that its track record for failure is challenged only by Congress.
The site itself, which apparently underwent major code renovations over the weekend, still rejects user logins, fails to load drop-down menus and other crucial components for users that successfully gain entrance, and otherwise prevents uninsured Americans in the 36 states it serves from purchasing healthcare at competitive rates – Healthcare.gov’s primary purpose. The site is so busted that, as of a couple days ago, the number of people that successfully purchased healthcare through it was in the “single digits,” according to the Washington Post.
The reason for this nationwide headache apparently stems from poorly written code, which buckled under the heavy influx of traffic that its engineers and administrators should have seen coming. But the fact that Healthcare.gov can’t do the one job it was built to do isn’t the most infuriating part of this debacle – it’s that we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.~snip~
I cannot think of anything the government has taken charge of where eventually it they turned it into a complete mess.
There is an argument for NASA and the moon missions in the late 60's and early 70's but that came because for the most part politicians stayed somewhat out of the way.
There's no doubt that what sometimes started out with the best of intentions eventually becomes an over priced bureaucratic mess by the time Washington gets done with it.
But Obamacare is the exact opposite, it's an over priced mess even before it gets out of the gate.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Media Questions Never Asked

Here's a surprise that's no surprise at all.
One of the biggest stories out there is the abysmal failure of the rollout for Obamacare.
So what questions do the WH press corps fall all over themselves avoiding?

No healthcare questions at Obama presser
President Barack Obama sustained an hour-long press conference today without a single question about his signature healthcare law and the glitches that continue to plague the insurance exchanges -- a point that frustrated several conservatives.
"Explain to me how in a dozen questions the second biggest story of the week, the healthcare.gov debacle, doesn’t even come up," Brendan Buck, the press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner, asked in an email to POLITICO.
"Questions from WH press corps are pathetic," Brit Hume, the Fox News analyst tweeted. "As of this moment, not a single tough or challenging inquiry."~snip~
There used to be a time when the press worked to inform the American people, now they're just a propaganda arm for Obama and the democrats.

Lalala We Can't Hear You!!!

As society rushes to alter the fabric of the family there are some out there who are attempting to take a look at what the possible consequences will be to future generations.

A Married Mom and Dad Really Do Matter: New Evidence from Canada
There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates.
Unlike US-based studies, this one evaluates a 20 percent sample of the Canadian census, where same-sex couples have had access to all taxation and government benefits since 1997 and to marriage since 2005.
While in the US Census same-sex households have to be guessed at based on the gender and number of self-reported heads-of-household, young adults in the Canadian census were asked, “Are you the child of a male or female same-sex married or common law couple?” While study author and economist Douglas Allen noted that very many children in Canada who live with a gay or lesbian parent are actually living with a single mother—a finding consonant with that detected in the 2012 New Family Structures Study—he was able to isolate and analyze hundreds of children living with a gay or lesbian couple (either married or in a “common law” relationship akin to cohabitation).
So the study is able to compare—side by side—the young-adult children of same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples, as well as children growing up in single-parent homes and other types of households.~snip~
There are those who have a vested interest in the outcome who have claimed that these kinds of studies have already been debunked. Mostly by attacking the methodology of the studies, it's unfortunate that the same scrutiny hasn't been used on the limited studies they cite that supposedly do the debunking.

Unfortunately it appears that society is dead set on handing over generations of children to try and survive in dysfunctional family units without a fair airing of the consequences that might ensue. I mean it's not like the liberal/commie media will report on any studies that might cast doubt on the catechism of "gay rights" and how it might affect any children trapped in the grip of homosexual equality.
Opposing evidence or opinions are not allowed.

Someday, in the not to distant future, there will be a generation that will stand before society who will demand to know why we allowed  them to be set up for failure when the possible evidence was staring us in the face.
The poorest response we could give is the "the gays made us do it".

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Another Reason I don't Subscribe to HBO



So I got DISH satellite and they always seem to be trying to get me to subscribe to some of their premium channels. They seem to think I want to pay extra for crap like Bill Maher.
Sad thing is that there are a lot of low information viewers who get their news and opinions from this sad sack of shit who seems to think it's clever to denigrate a quickly vanishing generation that defeated tyranny around the world and lifted this country out a depression towards a prosperous future.
Of course they made the mistake of allowing us to hand it over to the marxists and leninists we now have in the presidency and democrat party.
It's not all their fault being too busy turning the United States into the most exceptional and prosperous country ever. They were a little preoccupied to notice the quisling media rooting for the destruction of all they fought and lost friends for.
You would think that we would have had their backs as they grew older.

Bill Maher, one of many reasons I'll never buy HBO.

You can find a transcript here.

Maher Mocks WWII Vets: ‘Nobody Said They Were The Brightest Generation’

Ashleigh Banfield Animated over Shutdown



Here's a video from the Washington Free Beacon showing Ashleigh Banfield's animated ire over the shutdown.
enjoy. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wolfie at CNN has Moment of Clarity



Which just goes to show that even CNN can't ignore the obvious and prop up the Obama regime all the time.
Blitzer sarcastically notes the administration has “only had three years” to get ready for the roll-out.
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Chad Henderson and liberal Media Spins for Dear Leader

Every once in a while I get some grief from a few people about how I'm too hard on the leftist media scum we're subjected to day after day.
Surprisingly it's not as much as you'd think though.

Thing is that I usually don't have to waith too long before the liberal/commie propaganda arm of the democrat party shows their ass.

After slobbering uncontrollably over someone who claims he actually succeeded in getting an Obamacare policy they find themselves in the position of having to walk it back. Not just some but a whole lot.

 UPDATED: Obamacare Poster Boy Chad Henderson and His Dad Didn't Really Buy Insurance
Chad Henderson is the media’s poster boy for Obamacare. Reporters struggled this week to find individuals who said they had been able to enroll in one of the law’s 36 federally run health-insurance exchanges.
That changed yesterday, when they found Henderson, a 21-year-old student and part-time child-care worker who lives in Georgia and says that he successfully enrolled himself and his father Bill in insurance plans via the online exchange administered at healthcare.gov.
But in an exclusive phone interview this morning with Reason, Chad's father Bill contradicted virtually every major detail of the story the media can't get enough of. What's more, some of the details that Chad has released are also at odds with published rate schedules and how Obamacare officials say the enrollment system works.
The coverage of Chad Henderson has been massive. He was featured in The Washington Post Thursday as “the Obamacare enrollee that tons of reporters are calling.” He was also profiled in The Huffington Post as someone who “beat the glitches to sign up for Obamacare.” He was interviewed by Politico, multiple local news organizations, and, according to his Facebook feed, was asked to be part of a conference call hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services.~snip~
Leaving aside the fact that the drooling media completely white washed the fact that Chad is an Obamabot and volunteer for OFA because...well why would that matter? It's not like they would lie to gin up support for the abysmal failure of Obamacare, would they?
The story should be the fact that the malfeasant liberal media was so desperate to prop up Obama that they didn't even bother to vet the story before running with it on all four legs.
It took bloggers to dig up Chads association with the cheerleaders of OFA and other news sources who didn't have their heads firmly planted up Obama's ass to find out that all he did was get through the first layer without actually obtaining an over priced sub par policy.

So now that the liberal/commie media has embarrassed themselves again you gotta wonder if it'll be the tipping point needed to reform their chief role as water carriers for the Obamessiah.
Somehow I doubt it.