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Saturday, October 2, 2010
Related to liberal insanity: Alan Grayson says that people may start 'eating each other' if the government doesn't spend more. I bet he thinks there were several million people at the rally.
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Unfortunately, I have to cite the Huffington Post for this one as the small amount of people that actually attended the rally in Washington DC was so small that it's not getting full coverage at FoxNews and even-- on MSNBC's website.
"His [Beck's] rally was in response to what the civil rights movement has always been about, which is a multiethnic movement," National Urban League President Marc Morial, who spoke at the rally, told The Huffington Post in an interview on Friday. "But I do invite people to consider the contrast they'll see, in terms of the diversity. This is named One Nation because this rally will look like the way the nation looks. It's going to be yellow, it's going to be black, white, Hispanic and Asian. It's going to be men and women. It's going to be people from various walks, areas and religions. That's what it's about, and that's what the future of America is about. So this is really also a demonstration that that is a future that we should be proud of, and that's a future we should embrace as a nation."
According to the Huffington Post 'tens of thousands' of 'progressives' came to the National Mall-- from what appears to be a significantly smaller crowd than Glenn Beck's recent rally, the figure is likely to be about 40,000. Not the worst rally size but certainly not a real show of left-wing strength. This also comes as public unions and 'civil rights' groups were actively and not-so-subtly busing people in to attend. Vote on how many people you think were there.
UPDATE: The left-wing site Crooks and Liars puts the number between 175,000-200,000. Doesn't look likely.
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According to the latest polls Giannoulias has opened a small 1-2% lead over Kirk while the Real Clear Politics polling average has Kirk up by less than one percent. All of the major polls appear to have a very high number of undecided voters-- which could either help Kirk because they will break away from the incumbent party but will likely help the Democrats due to the deep blue hue of the state. RCP is commenting on the race.
Kirk (R): 40.0%
Giannoulias (D): 39.3%
The internals of recent polling are not good. Even though Giannoulias is one of the most corrupt politicians in Illinois-- and that's saying a lot, it appears that the charges are not sticking with the people of Illinois:
Kirk has admitted embellishing his military record, and, a month from Election Day, finds his favorability ratings headed in the wrong direction. Thirty-two percent of voters now have an unfavorable view of the congressman, an increase of 13 percent since the last Tribune/WGN poll released last month. Twenty-three percent have a favorable opinion of Kirk. Thirty-one percent view Giannoulias favorably, and the same amount view him unfavorably. Thirty-five percent of voters say Giannoulias is the more trustworthy of the two while 30 percent say the same for Kirk.
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If you are thinking that that sounds exactly like a talking point of those in favor of building the mosque, you would be correct. I've heard dozens of times that the Ground Zero Mosque (AP calls it an "Islamic center") is simply a community gathering spot that happens to have a Mosque in it. Presently, I'd like to point out the contradiction in AP's headline, which calls the center distinctly "Islamic" yet says it is "secular." But maybe the reporting is less biased, more objective. Let's take a look.
In reading the article, the first thing a non-biased person will find is the inordinant amount of space given to the Mosque's developers and promoters, as well as the amount of space (several paragraphs) explaining how the building is not a Mosque. For example, this actual excerpt from the article:
"I don't think that once this thing gets built, anyone will be picketing," said Sharif El-Gamal, the project's developer.
Groundbreaking for construction is probably two to three years away, "or hopefully sooner," El-Gamal told The Associated Press.
The largest part of the building — four of 16 floors — would be taken up by a sports, fitness and swimming center. Another full floor would be occupied by a child care center and playground.
Much of the rest of the building would be occupied by a restaurant, culinary school, artist studios, exhibition space and an auditorium for cultural events.
El-Gamal said the idea was to build a facility that will attract neighborhood residents looking for a place to work out, as well as suburban Muslim couples spending "date night" in the city.
The building's prayer space for Muslims — the part of the center that has caused some critics to derisively brand the center the "ground zero mega mosque" — would be located on two levels in the basement. The 12th floor would hold a 9/11 memorial and sanctuary open to people of all faiths.
The fact that it contains a Mosque is mentioned in passing, while a wide amount of space is given to Mr. El-Gamal's hope that it will become a location for a "date night," as well as the building's other featured. But hey, at least these paragraphs seem on-topic. Take this paragraph taken from later in the story:
As for the look of the place, it could fit in fine as an annex to Superman's Fortress of Solitude, with white walls and floors and a crystalline feel.What? Superman? What does he have to do with a Mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero?
|Superman: According to AP, somehow related to Ground Zero Mosque|
In the latest book from wise-cracking chef Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw, he describes a doomed relationship:
She would be raging at the manager, accusing the busboy — or whoever was at hand — of stealing her. Fact was, she constantly misplaced her cell phone, her purse, anything of value she had. She’d get sloshed, forgetful, impulsively run off to , to search for coke, to say hello to an old friend — and she’d lose track of [stuff]. She would forget where she put things — if she’d ever had them in the first place.
I am not a fan of people who abusestaff. In fact, I find it intolerable. It’s an unpardonable sin as far as I’m concerned, taking out personal or some other kind of dissatisfaction on a waiter or busboy. From the first time I saw that, our relationship was essentially over. She accused me of ‘caring about waiters more than I cared about her,’ and she was right.
Most folks who have worked in the service industry — former waiters, busboys, store clerks, ice-cream scoopers, checkout clerks, etc. — remember the long hours and difficult customers, and try to show a little patience in those circumstances.
Chuck Schumer was a high-school valedictorian who went to Harvard, and from Harvard to Harvard Law School; the year he graduated from law school, he was elected to the New York State Assembly. Six years later, he was elected to the U.S. House. I am sure, if you asked Chuck Schumer, he would tell you he entered politics to serve the little people. But sometimes he forgets the little people.
Er, no, his embrace that smothered Sen. Barbara Mikulski isn’t what I meant. Some of his behavior suggests he can’t stand the little people.
According to a House Republican aide who happened to be seated nearby, the notoriously chatty New York Democrat referred to a flight attendant as a “bitch” after she ordered him to turn off his phone before takeoff.
Schumer and his seatmate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), were chatting on their phones before takeoff when an announcement indicated that it was time to turn off the phones.
Both senators kept talking.
According to the GOP aide, a flight attendant then approached Schumer and told him the entire plane was waiting on him to shut down his phone.
Schumer asked if he could finish his conversation. When the flight attendant said “no,” Schumer ended his call but continued to argue his case.
He said he was entitled to keep his phone on until the cabin door was closed. The flight attendant said he was obliged to turn it off whenever a flight attendant asked.
“He argued with her about the rule,” the source said. “She said she doesn’t make the rules, she just follows them.”
When the flight attendant walked away, the witness says Schumer turned to Gillibrand and uttered the B-word.
Of course, Chuck Schumer also asked that the US Airways shuttle leave early to help him keep his schedule, and the airline agreed.
He extends the same level of patience and understanding to poll workers:
A party insider told me Schumer showed up at his polling place, P.S. 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 5:55 a.m., and was ‘agitated and unhappy’ at how things went. They don’t open the polling place until 6:10 . . . They can’t figure out how to open the machine and he is, like, screaming at the staff that he wants to vote,’ the insider said.
It should also be no surprise that Chuck Schumer was the first major public official to use the term “tea-bagger,” a vulgar sexual euphemism favored by certain liberals to describe Tea Party activists. He used the term to describe Massachusetts Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown in a fundraising e-mail.
If you want to be rude to flight attendants and poll workers and use crude language, there’s no law against it. But it’s particularly ironic coming from Schumer, whose first Senate victory was driven in part by his success in turning incumbent Republican Alphonse D’Amato’s crack that Schumer was a “putzhead” into a major issue. He called it a “cheap slur” and insinuated that the use of the Yiddish term played on religious differences.
Friday, October 1, 2010
"While previous projections showed a baseline shortage of 39,600 doctors in 2015, current estimates bring that number closer to 63,000, with a worsening of shortages through 2025."
"Medical colleges and hospitals warn that these efforts will hit a big bottleneck: There is a shortage of medical resident positions. The residency is the minimum three-year period when medical-school graduates train in hospitals and clinics. There are about 110,000 resident positions in the U.S., according to the AAMC. Teaching hospitals rely heavily on Medicare funding to pay for these slots. In 1997, Congress imposed a cap on funding for medical residencies, which hospitals say has increasingly hurt their ability to expand the number of positions."
Now, there are several problems with this commercial, most of which I'm sure you don't need me to point out.
- People who do not cut their "carbon footprints" will not explode into a pool of blood.
- It is disgusting and vile to show 10-year-olds exploding.
- The people who produced this commercial are completely nuts.
- Commercials like these will only hurt their causes in the long run.
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Here is a short transcript of Sanchez's discussion with Pete Dominick, a radio personality:
Dominick: How is [Stewart] a bigot?
Sanchez: I think he looks at the world through, his mom, who was a school teacher, and his dad, who was a physicist or something like that. Great, I’m so happy that he grew up in a suburban middle class New Jersey home with everything you could ever imagine.
Dominick: What group is he bigoted towards?
Sanchez: Everybody else who’s not like him. Look at his show, I mean, what does he surround himself with?
Later in the discussion, Sanchez began talking about Jewish people:
I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority? Yeah.Here is the full audio of the interview. Caution, Rick Sanchez sounds absolutely crazy:
And here's another post in which he calls Tea Party members "teabaggers," all the while pleading for money:
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- Against gay marriage as a member of the House -- For gay marriage since the day her appointment to the Senate was announced.
- For keeping "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in place while in House -- Against as senator.
- Against gun control while in the House (100% NRA rating) -- For gun control as a senator.
- Against any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants as a member of the House -- For as a senator.
- For withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities while in House -- Against as senator.
- For making English the official language while in the House -- Against as senator.
- For empowering local police to enforce federal immigration laws while in House -- Against as senator.
- Against the McCain- and Obama-endorsed Bush $700-billion TARP bank bailout in a vote in the House, calling it "fundamentally flawed" -- For the Obama $787-billion "stimulus" bill four months later as a senator.
Americans are revolting against the Washington establishment. We saw the first uprising with the election of Chris Christie as Governor of New Jersey, and from there it seemed like a domino effect -Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts, Bob Bennett's loss in Utah, and the list goes on.
But the odds of Pence winning the Nomination are slim to begin with, perhaps unfairly, because he is a member of the House of Representatives. The last Congressman to win the White House was James Garfield in 1880 and not one Congressman has received the Presidential Nomination of either major Party since that historic victory.
So is the Mike Pence Presidential campaign dead before it starts?
I don't think so, and I'll give you three reasons why.
1. The Values Voters Summit - Pence won it with 24% of the vote. Beating Mike Huckabee by 11 votes, Mitt Romney by 77 votes, and Sarah Palin by 119 votes. These "values voters" believe in life, liberty, and traditional marriage.
2. The Status Quo Factor - Pence and the House of Representatives are and will be "outsiders" in the 2012 Republican Nomination, which could actually benefit both of them with an electorate that is frustrated with the establishment.
3. The Talk Radio Comrade - What was one of the reasons that McCain lost the 2008 election to Barack Obama? Conservative talk radio absolutely refused to publicly endorse/support the Republican ticket, except for Michael Savage. So how does this help Pence? He was once a talk show host.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
In the days after, it was revealed that not only were the quotes in the ad out of context, but that Grayson was aware that the ad was factually inaccurate (to put it mildly). In defense of Webster, Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President and former governor, tweeted on the social networking site Twitter this:
Grayson took exception to the tweet, firing back on Twitter:
Facebook, in which he wrote a lengthy, angry response to Palin. He called Ms. Palin's followers "zombies" and said that Palin had no "head and heart:"
Notice that Grayson calls Palin "half-baked." He also says that anything with more than 140 characters can't keep Ms. Palin's attention. These clearly imply that he thinks she is stupid. In between several paragraphs, Grayson also included several links asking for money.
In response to that, Palin shot back this on Twitter:
Here is the libelous video that started it all:
And here is the entire video with the context intact:
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"The 200 years when Britain and the US were the top two economies were an aberration and that will change," Winnifrith said."
"The decline of empires has happened much faster than folks think. I believe that gold will be a far better bet in 20 years than the dollar"
A source close to Emanuel said, "He intends to run for mayor." According to the anonymous sources, Emanuel will leave the White House this weekend and begin campaigning on Monday.
However, I have had a change of heart. Minnesota deserves Al Franken as their Senator. Did he win the 2008 Senatorial election fairly? Absolutely not. But did enough of Minnesota support his campaign, or what? They brought Al Franken within 500 votes of Norm Coleman before Democrats did what they do best in a tight spot.
But this is not an isolated incident, Minnesotans have long voted stupidly:
- They voted against Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984.
- They voted for Jesse Ventura to be their Governor.
- And they voted for Keith Ellison, America's first Muslim Congressman, who just happens to have ties with Islamic radicals and their theories.
Minnesota deserves Senator Al Franken. They have done nothing but support those who endanger America's standing in the world, while opposing those who sought to restore that standing. I no longer feel sorry for Minnesota: what you sow is what you reap.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
"There was no booing. No haughty retorts. No one left the room in a dramatic huff. Members of the audience were tolerant not because they’re gay, but because they’re conservatives.""Coulter also offered a proposition that was well-received by the event’s organizers and the crowd. After reminding the crowd of the devastation of single motherhood on children, she said, “Instead of promoting something that’s a terrible idea, that everyone hates and that I know you secretly don’t even want anyway, my proposal is that GOProud demand that heterosexuals start taking marriage seriously.”
Thanks to Dale.
A teacher asks her students if they're Gillibrand supporters. All of the hands go up except for one student.
"Okay, Bobby. What candidate do you support?"
"Well, my parents are both DioGuardi supporters, so I'm a DioGuardi supporter... too."
"That's not a good answer, Bobby. If your parents were both morons, would you be a moron too?"
"No, that would make me a Gillibrand supporter!"
"Asked again if he had evidence of Cuomo's alleged infidelity, Paladino replied, "Of course I do. You'll get it at the appropriate time."
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This jerk is going to lose, and he's going to lose big. Grayson is everything that is wrong with the country: a politician who lies left and left just to get some votes. This tool is going down.
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Luckily, the people who elected Alan Grayson into Congress, are not as insane as their Congressman. As according to a poll out of the Voter Survey Service, Congressman Grayson now trails his Republican opponent, State Senator Dan Webster, by seven percentage points. Even though a "TEA Party" candidate is attracting a significant portion of the vote.
Dan Webster (R) - 43%.
Alan Grayson (D) - 36%.
Peg Dunmire (TP) - 6%.
Other/Unsure - 15%.
Before Mr.Grayson was elected to Congress in 2008, his seat was in Republican control for twenty-six consecutive years. It appears that the combination of a nationwide Conservative uprising, and an insane Democratic incumbent, will be enough to reclaim this House seat for sanity, and for Conservatism.
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"You may have read that there is strong evidence of voter fraud in Houston. Here’s what you may not have heard: the organization accused of shady behavior is linked to a former head of an Obama campaign office. She is a fan of Che Guevara. She is also the person who invited to a town hall meeting a woman who then posed as a doctor at that meeting during the health care debate."
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Over the last several days the government has reported that there has been a "credible" threat of terrorism across Europe and possibly the United States. Drone attacks intensified in Pakistan and security increased throughout Western Europe.
New intelligence now suggests that this threat has at the very least been "intercepted" and at most has been "foiled." According to the Hindustan Times, the "Mumbai-style" attack has been completely thwarted. "Mumbai-style" refers to ten coordinated terrorist attacks that killed over one hundred Indians in 2008.
However, questions still abound. It is not known where the terrorists are; some in intelligence fear that they are already in Europe.
|Drone Attacks Helped Disrupt the Attack|
Speaking about the evacuation of the Eiffel Tower, Marshall added that "It doesn't necessarily mean it was a target, but it shows how nervous the French are."
According to Sky News, the attacks were aimed at at least Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
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Kim Jong-Un, the son of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il, has been promoted again, which lends more credence to the belief that Jong-Un will be declared the heir to Jong-Il. Jong-Un is now a general in the North Korean army and has been mentioned by the state media in N.K. for the first time in his life.
With Kim Jong-Il looking weary after a recent stroke and his insane rhetoric, it seems very likely that his son will become the new leader of North Korea sooner than later.
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