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/

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.