Saturday, February 8, 2014

You Can't Make This Up: NBC Rolls Out Obama Sycophant David Remnick As Olympic Analyst

It was theater of the absurd. First I would like to remind fan and broadcaster alike that sporting events offer escape and escape is their primary purpose. If you degrade the experience of escaping our daily reality, you shatter the dream. The profundity and necessity of  escape is underrated by some fools. I am not one of them.

We used to be able listen to sportscasters over decades and never know a tidbit about their political philosophy. I could not tell you anything about Harry Caray's politics or Jim McKay's or Chris Jackson's. If they had expressed any political viewpoint they would have been ushered into some other line of work.

ESPN did the right thing when they canned Rush Limbaugh for his effort to politicize football. Good for them. I am sad to say that years later the same network rehired Toxic Keith Olbermann after he got canned from MSNBC for bad ratings and then Current TV for bad ratings and a bad personality. Give the people what they want, ESPN.

I don't like PSA's during sporting events, no matter how high-minded or well-meaning. Take it elsewhere. Cheesy anti-drug messages lodged between light beer commercials probably are not taken too seriously anyway. And reminding us about dead ravers might put a damper on our fun but it won't bring  the ravers back from their graves.

NBC in general and Bob Costas in particular started testing the waters during the 2012 NFL season. It started out as halftime anti-gun commentary and concluded with the president cutting into the Sunday night broadcast following the Sandy Hook massacre. Yes, the president should address a traumatized community but where do the healing words stop and his own lust for control begin? Never let a crisis go to waste.

Unfortunately, NBC has the rights to Olympic coverage. The Opening Ceremony was preceded by the introduction of David Remnick, a long, highly-politicized blah blah blah focusing on gay politics and then an interview with the president. The interview centered on what else? Russian gay politics, gay Russian politics, international gay politics and the personality of Vladimir Putin.

If one wanted to politicize Russia and Russian politics, there are a million topics to cover: Georgia, Ukraine, Libya, Syria. Iran. Chechnya and worldwide terror networks. Under Putin's leadership and our leading from behind, Russia might have established herself as the one indispensable country. NBC will focus their attention on Russia's attitude towards homosexuality. Understand, many of us view any Olympic politicking as an abomination. But if one wants to view the Winter Games through the lens of politics and policy, there are a million issues that concern more Americans than Russia's uptight "don't ask, don't tell, shut up and skate" attitude.

Of course with David Remnick on board we will learn of our fundraiser-in-chief's diligently working the streets of Sochi from the White House. “At the back end of his career, I see him as an international and national community organizer.” Sochi is the graceful opening of that profound transition. Let the games begin.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Grand jury refuses to indict man who killed deputy executing a 'no knock' warrant

This IS news. A Texas grand jury "no-billed" a man who was charged with first degree capital murder in the shooting death of a sheriffs deputy who entered his trailer executing a "no knock" warrant. He still face possession of marijuana charges.
Magee was indicted for Possession of Marijuana by the same grand jury. He is now waiting on bond to be set at the Washington County Jail.
Magee was accused of shooting and killing Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Sowders in a "no-knock" raid on Decemeber 19, 2013. Information released January 14th on the raid near Somerville, revealed what deputies were searching for inside Magee's mobile home.
In the process of executing that search warrant, Sowders was shot and killed. The Burleson County Sheriff's Office says the search warrant was issued after an informant claimed Magee had stolen guns and illegal drugs inside his mobile home. The informant had been arrested days earlier, but said he had been in Magee's home as recently as the day of his arrest and saw the drugs.
On December 13th, court documents show an informant told a Burleson County Sheriff's investigator he saw 12 to 15 marijuana plants growing inside Henry Magee's home on County Road 278 near Somerville.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

On Changing The Meaning Of Words

I overheard a co-worker talking and I have to skip on the context but it was not the time or place to confront her (and I will not revisit the conversation later.) This employee is easily distracted and if you talk to her too much, she will not get her work done and I am not the sort of guy who has to win every argument.

Anyway, she said "To me, freedom does not mean doing whatever I want..." She then proceeded with some PC psychobabble about given choices and it's up to all of us to make the right choice because with freedom comes responsibility.

Some words require judgment. If someone is called obstinate or belligerent or ridiculous, the labeler usually has to explain how he arrived at said conclusion. But other words are concrete in their meanings. Cold is the absence of heat. Darkness is the absence of light. Freedom is the absence of constraint. There doesn't seem to be much wiggle room with these words.

I know how the co-worker thinks. She likes the word 'freedom' but not the definition because that can lead to things like oh I don't know, gun ownership maybe. But what red blooded American dislikes freedom? We all love freedom, right? But we don't necessarily like the definition. So we develop our own meanings.

In 2008 I remember a gentlemanly local radio host, Dan Rea, who is a lawyer and who will generally call BS, BS, redefined racism. As in, it would be racist to vote against Obama because of his race but it would not be racist to vote for Obama because of his race. For better or worse, racism has a specific meaning and it would be racist to vote for Obama either because of his race or to vote against Obama because of his race. The English language does have a few rules of the road.

The Left loves the term 'racist.' They feel strongly that they own the word. Spike Lee infamously stated that black people could not be racist. Affirmative action implicitly says the same thing. 'Racist' and 'racism' are property of the Left and they will use it as a weapon as best they see fit.

That conversation would echo around in my head for a long, long time if I did not put in down on blogpaper. Thanks for bearing with me.

Atlas Shrugged Becomes

Pamela Gellar moved her Atlas Shrugs website. I used to watch her Youtube vids when she was primarily focused on Randian stuff. At some point she specialized in jihad issues, which is OK by me. She reports truckloads of news stories MSM will not touch. I think she is still banned in the UK.

Check her out.

More state sponsored terrorism in Iowa

By some estimates there a 100 SWAT raids per day across the county. Supposedly the preponderance of aggressive force is to minimize injury to the officers however it can be pretty hard on the often innocent victims of this state sponsored terrorism. In this case the officers were investigating-hold your breath-credit card fraud. Is there no accountability? We can expect little accountability when police officers are allowed to mask their faces and to destroy and block security cameras as they did in this case.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Stop Me If You Heard This One: List Of Purged officers

This story surfaces and resurfaces and it has sort of a "conspiracy theory" feel to it. Read the story and draw your own conclusions.

Iceland Let Their Banks Fail...Now They Have 2 % Unemployment

Iceland may not have had many people – just 320,000 on an island a little smaller than Great Britain – but by the 21st century it had built itself into a banking powerhouse. In 2008, the house of cards came tumbling down when the financial crisis made its way from the United States, to Europe, and finally to the island that banking built.

Driven by the same speculation and risky lending that drove the United States economy, Iceland crashed hard. Relative to the size of its economy, Iceland’s financial crisis was the largest banking collapse in history. All three of its major, privately-owned banks failed. What’s remarkable about Iceland’s banking crash isn’t just how massive it was, but how quickly they rebounded since.

Unlike other countries who haven’t seemed to learn the lessons that the financial crisis forced upon them, Iceland’s position was “never again.” Frankly, Icelanders knew they couldn’t afford to let banks play dice with their entire country’s economy. Repeated over and over in the streets and in Iceland’s parliamentary house came the words “Let banks fail.” In 2008, while America was hastily putting together a bailout package for its largest banks, Iceland let theirs crash.

Far from being suicide, the gamble seems to have paid off.

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Do We Start Impeachment Before The Mid-Terms?

After walking out of Obama’s State of the Union speech upon hearing the president threaten to violate the Constitution and to rule by decree, Republican U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman (shown on right) of Texas says he is now seeking public support for introducing articles of impeachment. Recent surveys suggest that about 50 percent of Americans want to impeach Obama for a wide range of major scandals, and articles of impeachment have already been filed in the House against disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder, who is currently in criminal contempt of Congress.  
The grassroots effort to impeach Obama, which has surged in recent years amid seemingly never-ending scandals surrounding the administration, argues that the president has committed numerous high crimes and misdemeanors worthy of removal from office. Among other crimes, experts and lawmakers point to unlawful NSA espionage against Americans, “Fast and Furious” gun running to cartels and the ongoing coverup, unconstitutional wars, support for jihadists in the Middle East, IRS targeting of conservatives, Benghazigate, “green” energy corruption, spying on journalists, refusing to enforce laws, ruling by decree, and more. 

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Ambulance chaser buys Super Bowl commercial to blast police

I've tried several adjectives to describe this incident but I think I'm focused on weird and surreal. Feel free to choose your own. Jamie Casino, a personal injury lawyer from Savannah, Georgia purchased an entire 2 minute local spot during the Super Bowl to lambaste the local police department concerning the death of his brother.
Casino’s younger brother, Michael Biancosino, 30 at the time, and Emily Pickels, 21, were shot and killed in Biancosino’s vehicle in the early hours of Sept. 1. An arrest has been made and there were two other murders in Savannah the same weekend. Commenting on the murders Police Chief Willie Lovett remarked, “there were no innocent victims.” He later apologized for the statement saying he misspoke but evidently Casino is out to salvage his family's honor or get more business for his law practice.
How much can one trust a personal injury lawyer to get to the truth? Especially if that lawyer has a YouTube account and 6 Twitter handles? 

It's weird or maybe surreal.

Polls find Senators Landrieu & Hagan losing and Shaheen tied

A flurry of recent polls may offer some insights into key senate races. A Rasmussen poll finds Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu trailing Congressman Bill Cassidy by by 4- 44% to 40%. Five percent favor someone else and 11% are undecided. For an incumbent to be at 40% portends a rugged struggle for re-election. Keep in mind Louisiana's jungle primary. All candidates run in the same primary and the top two pair off in the fall unless one candidate wins more than 50% in which case there is no fall election.
In North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan loses to two Republican in another Rasmussen poll. Thom Tillis, the Republican speaker of the state House of Representatives beats Hagan 47% to 40%. Tea Party favorite Dr. Greg Brannon beats Hagan 43% to 39%.
In New Hampshire two different polls, neither of which I am familiar, produce very divergent results. The WMUR Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire shows incumbent Senator Jeanne Shaheen beating former Massachusetts Senator Scot Brown by 10 points 47% to 37%. Another poll by Purple Strategies finds the same race tied at 44% each.

Great moments in political wussification. de Blasio drops the groundhog

Oh please. Normally I would just pass this off as the typical New Yorker's phobia of anything on four legs aside from a dog or cat but provincialism can only go so far in excusing de Blasio's social ineptitude. This guy is a first rate nebbish. It's evident in the video that this 6 foot five inch wuss is scared to death of the of the 6 or 8 pound woodchuck. Would you look at the big yellow gloves. Does he think he's fighting a rabid wolverine?
Keep in mind his honor ran on the issue of getting rid of the horse drawn carriages that operate in the area of Central Park. Why? Because it's cruel. The carriages have been operating there since the 1850's but it was not until de Blasio with his special insight into animal thinking determined that draught horses are unhappy. It's exploitation straight up.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

If You Can't Beat Them, Infiltrate Them: Christian Groups Co-opted By The Left

An effort is underway, and has been for some time, to persuade Christian Americans on various policy issues, including same-sex marriageextending unemployment benefits, and anti-Israel initiatives, by using an oftentimes cherry-picked and/or unusual interpretation of biblical teachings.
The organizations seeking to sway public opinion are well-coordinated and oftentimes funded by extreme leftist groups, such as the Open Society Foundation.