” Most tyrannies subsist less by committing atrocities than by creating dependents. The trick is to get as many people as possible getting their income from the government.”- Joseph Sobran
Greetings once again from The Central Time Zone Association Of Jingoistic Right Wing Conspiratorial SUV Driving Supporters Of The Second Amendment.
DEBATE – to discuss reasons for and against something; a discussion of opposing reasons; a formal contest of skill in reasoned argument; controversial discussion; formal discussion of opposing points of view
When we stop and think about real debates, we think of debates as in debating contests in high school and college settings. Or we may even think of the so called Presidential Debates when the two main candidates get together in a more or less orderly setting with each having the opportunity to give their views in a reasonably calm manner.
This is why I have a major problem with FOX News and the rest of the so called TV News Channels when they basically have screaming matches by two or more people who do no more than try to yell their views the loudest… ALL AT THE SAME TIME. And then to make it worse, after the segment is over, Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly or Megyn Kelly or one of the other program hosts will tell us that, “This was a lively DEBATE”, when in reality it was not a debate but a screaming match.
I understand that having persons with opposing views on a program to address a particular subject is fair and balanced and all that, but sitting in front of your TV watching two or more people screaming all at the same time is wearing pretty damn thin with me.
And it also has become very predictable just which side Juan Williams and Kirstin Powers and James Carville will take just as it is with many of the conservative contributors. But I must say that most of the conservative contributors are much more polite and seem to scream less than do the Liberals/Progressives/Socialists.
But I have pretty much had it with the phony so called “Reality” programs and all of the “Zombie” programming and the great majority of the “Sports” reporting to which we are now all subjected on damn near every channel for a twenty four hour a day period. (And yes, for those of you residing in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, that is ALL DAY LONG.)
So let’s stop calling the news analysis programs as hosting a DEBATE and let’s call it what it is, a SCREAMING MATCH between Capitalists and Socialists.
PREPOSTEROUS – absurd; ridiculous; laughable; outrageous; foolish; imbecilic; stupid; inane; asinine; irrational; laughable (I think you pretty much know this definition)
Anyway, within the past couple of days I have heard people who hold positions of power and alleged trust make some of the most PREPOSTEROUS statements that I have ever heard. Let me give you a few examples:
NANCY PELOSI (U.S. Congresswoman, CA) – HAMAS is a HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION.
I don’t think I need to elaborate on the absolute stupidity of this statement which was played dozens of times within the past 24 hours. One must wonder if this goofy bitch believes that the warheads on the some 3,000 missiles fired into Israel by HAMAS are loaded with Blue Bell Ice Cream.
JUAN ORLANDO HERNANDEZ (President of Honduras)- He stated that the main problems with the people leaving his country for the U.S. was due to the Immigration Laws of the United States and the Drug Cartels.
Now while I admit that the REFUSAL of the Obama Administration AND the previous Bush Administration refusing to aggressively enforce the U.S. Immigration Laws is a major problem, one must wonder WHY citizens of Honduras desire to leave their own country. Also I am not completely sure that the leader of a Central American country is qualified to judge the laws of the United States under any circumstances.
GEORGE WILL (Columnist) – Mr. Will pointed out that there were something over 3,100 counties in the United States and that if each county would accept 22 of these “Criminals with Teddy Bears” then everything would be just fine.
Now I realize that there are some very young children who are not accompanied by an adult or older sibling who need care and we should do that BUT only until we can make arrangements to get them back to their country of origin. The teen agers who have a criminal history and all of the adults should be turned away at the border and sent back to their country of origin. Now I realize Mr. Will is said to be a very intelligent man and is quite an authority on baseball, but I am not the least interested in his personal opinion on Immigration.
JEN PSAKI (U.S. State Department) – Ms. Psaki in speaking of the Israeli/Hamas conflict said that we need to seek a DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION. Now that sure sounds good but is a bit impractical when you look back for centuries and find that the Nation of Islam and its supporters are dedicated to killing ALL JEWS and destroying the nation of Israel. Of course up to this point I have not heard one single idea coming from Ms. Psaki OR the State Department that has much merit AND this goes back at least six years. HEY! Isn’t that about the time that Barack Hussein Obama took office?
Anyway all of the above mentioned folks fall into the PREPOSTEROUS category and have damn little likelihood of escaping that brand.
Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Charlotte Williams, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Horace Riebe, Roger Goertz, Billy Williams, Gerry Fincher, Jerry Carpenter, Steve Mida – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – IL – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa) – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – Rick Vizzier USNA74, Steve Burich USNA74 -VA – George Rimmer – WA, RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA
GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 1ST LT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien – USMC Kenneth Thomas -USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), Matthew J. Blaker, Ensign Ethan English – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA ’74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military
Troy Partain of Stone Mountain, Georgia
Wayne Martin of Blacksburg, Virginia
John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.
“Cease-Fire and Negotiations are magic words to the ‘International Community’. But just what do cease-fires actually accomplish? In the short run they save some lives. But in the long run they cost far more lives, by lowering the cost of aggress… THOMAS SOWELL
“But when Hamas or some other terrorist group launches an attack on Israel, they know in advance that whatever Israel does in response will be limited by calls for a cease-fire, backed by political and economic pressures from the United States.”…THOMAS SOWELL
“Israel was attacked, not only by vast numbers of rockets but was also invaded — underground — by mazes of tunnels. There is something grotesque about people living thousands of miles away, in safety and comfort, loftily second-guessing and trying to micro-manage what the Israelis are doing in a matter of life and death.”… THOMAS SOWELL
“PEOPLE SLEEP PEACEABLY IN THEIR BEDS AT NIGHT ONLY BECAUSE ROUGH MEN STAND READY TO DO VIOLENCE ON THEIR BEHALF.”… GEORGE ORWELL
“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY
Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Andrew Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Mary Landrieu LA, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill MO, Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA)
MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Jesse Ventura
Now you and I can be sued for any number of reasons by damn near anyone who decides they did not like something we did or something we said. BUT, thanks to a Federal Court, they ruled that Judge Wade McCree from a Michigan District was IMMUNE from suit and evidently this ruling covers all judges…. at least for now. I am sure that you have all seen the story about his McCree who texted photos of himself to other court employees AND had an affair with a divorcee WHOSE DIVORCE CASE WAS IN HIS COURT. One must seriously wonder why Judges are immune from civil suits when the rest of us ARE NOT.
Speaking of civil suits, I heard this morning that some jury had found in favor of and awarded $1.8 million dollars to former Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura. Ventura had filed suit on the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who was murdered a couple of years back. Evidently the suit came as a result of Kyle claiming that he had a confrontation with someone, whom Bill O’Reilly determined was Jesse Ventura, and had knocked Ventura down as a result of the confrontation. Anyway, Chris Kyle is deceased and I suppose his widow and children will have to bear the brunt of this suit by Jesse Ventura.
Prior to being Governor of Minnesota, Jesse (The Body) Ventura was a professional wrestler in the WWF and also appeared in some movies. One must wonder how an individual who spent a good part of his adult life play-acting either on the screen or in the wrestling ring was damaged by the story told by someone who was murdered.
Anyway, this little incident landed Jesse Ventura on the VARMINT LIST.
When some of the State Governors and local elected officials complained about being notified that busloads of ILLEGAL ALIENS were being brought into their communities and that the federal government was not notifying the state and local officials, a news report said that the federal government claimed that the PRIVACY RIGHTS OF THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS WOULD BE VIOLATED IF THE STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS WERE GIVEN ANY ADVANCE NOTIFICATION.
PRIVACY RIGHTS? Just when in the hell did Illegal Aliens become entitled to Privacy Rights?
I did not hear this statement but I did hear one news report that on some Sports Program, former Head Coach of the Colts and the Buccaneers, Tony Dungy, made an observation when asked if he would have drafted openly homosexual player Michael Sams, replied that he would not as it could cause a distraction on his squad.
Well, I hope you all knew that this was unacceptable. The very idea. A distraction?
So the result was that damn near all of the so called Sports Reporters got way down on Tony Dungy which should teach Tony AND the rest of us that you must NOT answer a question honestly. No, you must first decide which answer would be the most politically correct and go with that one.
Incidentally, Coach Dungy was correct as Sams has already been a distraction on draft day and also with the media.
So I guess what the media and our society today is telling us is that HONESTY IS NOT THE BEST POLICY.
Sure seems to work in Washington and in politics at every level.
I have about had the lick with the House of Representatives getting all the blame for lack of legislation coming out of the Legislative Branch of our government. And you all know that I have precious little use for John Boehner OR Congress as a whole. BUT when you really give it a close look, it is actually HARRY REID and the DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED SENATE that is blocking any chance of any meaningful legislation getting passed.
One last thought. Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama. Other than former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin calling for the Impeachment of Obama, I have not heard one single Republican politician calling for this action. BUT, I have heard Democrat/Progressive/Socialist politicians speaking of it quite a bit. And of course if the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists/Marxists can convince their incredibly stupid uninformed voters the the mean ol’ Republicans are trying to Impeach the world’s most articulate and intelligent human, then perhaps the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists/Marxists will rally to the polls big time in the mid-term elections.
HEY! You don’t suppose that HAMAS could be killing Palestinians and blaming it on the Israelis, do you? Just a thought.
TREY GOWDY; JOHN BOLTON; ALLEN WEST; TED CRUZ; MIKE LEE
Whether it’s the working mother arrested for letting her 9-year-old play unsupervised at a playground, the teenager forced to have his genitals photographed by police, the underage burglar sentenced to 23 years for shooting a retired police dog, or the 43-year-old man put in a chokehold by NYPD officers allegedly over the sale of untaxed cigarettes, the theater of the absurd that passes for life in the American police state grows more tragic and incomprehensible by the day.
Debra Harrell, a 46-year-old South Carolina working mother, was arrested, charged with abandonment and had her child placed in state custody after allowing the 9-year-old to spend unsupervised time at a neighborhood playground while the mom worked a shift at McDonald’s.
A Connecticut mother was charged with leaving her 11-year-old daughter in the car unsupervised while she ran inside a store—despite the fact that the child asked to stay in the car and was not overheated or in distress. A few states away, a New Jersey man was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of his children after leaving them in a car parked in a police station parking lot, windows rolled down, while he ran inside to pay a ticket.
A Virginia teenager, charged with violating the state’s sexting law after exchanging sexually provocative videos with his girlfriend, was issued a search warrant to “medically induce an erection” in him so police could photograph his erect penis and compare it to the images sent in the sexting exchange.
In Georgia, a toddler had his face severely burned when a flash bang grenade, launched by a SWAT team during the course of a no-knock warrant, landed in his portable crib, detonating on his pillow. Also in Georgia, a police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who answered the door, reportedly with a Nintendo Wii controller in his hands.
President Obama, and his administration, has enacted so many foolish and cost-increasing energy policies, it is easy to think that they are his purview alone. But in 2007, Republicans were just as guilty. Seeds were planted and a garden of bad legislation took root in a totally different energy environment. At the time, the growth seemed like something worthy of cultivation. However, what sprouted up more closely resembles a weed that needs to be yanked out.
Last week, I wrote about Australia’s carbon tax that was pulled on July 17. Its seeds were also planted in 2007, though not germinated until 2011. Prime Minister Abbott promised to eradicate the unpopular plant—and after nearly a year of struggle, he did.
2007 was also the year of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Around that time, more than half the states put in a mandate requiring increasing amounts of wind and solar power be incorporated into the energy mix the local utilities provided for their customers. It was expected that the RPS would become a much-admired garden with wind turbines blowing in the breeze and solar panels turning toward the sun like sunflowers.
Instead, the RPS has been an expensive folly. Angering the ratepayers, electricity prices have gone up. Groups, like the American Bird Conservancy, have filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because it allows bald and golden eagles to be chopped up by wind turbines without punishment to the operators. Industrial solar installations are in trouble due to the massive land use and literally frying birds that fly through the reflected sunlight. The mandates have created false markets and bred crony corruption that has the beneficiaries squawking when legislatures threaten to pull plans that have grown like kudzu. Yet, many states have now introduced legislation to trim, or uproot, the plans that sounded so good back in 2007. Though none has actually been yanked out, Ohio just put a pause on its RPS.
The RPS was state legislation; the RFS, federal.