Monday, May 26, 2014
Does the Virginian Pilot Staff Lie About Voter Fraud or are they Ignorant?
What's interesting about this report is not that NBC found voter fraud, but that it only found the easily identified voter fraud. How many people are called up for jury duty so that their records can be cross checked with their voter registration? How many other ways can people ineligible to vote, vote? The answer is: lots.
The Virginian Pilot, like most of the MSM denies that voter fraud exists or is a problem. But they take it as an article of faith. They don't investigate. Instead, they look away or ignore when evidence is found of voter fraud. Then they do the inexcusable: they smear those who want to reduce voter fraud of racism. It's their all-purpose IED. It's designed to destroy, to main, to intimidate and to silence.
We understand that the Virginian Pilot is a sinking ship, with severe financial problems and a shrinking advertising base. So the people who work there are hunkered down, realizing the at the future for them is grim, hoping that the end will not arrive before they are retired.
But reports like this could revitalize readership. Speaking to a woman of a certain age the other day I was interested top learn that the only two parts of the Virginian Pilot she reads are the comics and the puzzles. "Remove the puzzles" she said "and no more Virginian Pilot."
I may be wrong, but I believe that if the Pilot were to do a study like the one done by NBC they would find at the same thing happening here as in Florida. But that would go against the philosophy of the newsroom, and won't happen, even if it could get more readers.
Were Elliot Rodger's Victims Killed by Hollywood?
So a 22-year-old son of Hollywood privilege goes on a murder spree, killing 6 and then himself. People who write for a living mount their favorite hobby horses and tell us “what it all means.”
Since we are all critics now, I want to get in on the action. What do we know? Quite a lot, actually. The killer wrote a “manifesto:” apparently a must-do for people who want to go out with a bang, and who have the time and leisure to chronicle their lives. I read the whole thing and it's fascinating because it reads like a movie script for a really bad film.
It seems that his hang-up is that he couldn't get girls. Living in Hollywood, rich, and couldn't get to first base. Which is strange, but also quite revealing. He lived in the epicenter of getting girls. Hollywood is all about getting girls. It is Jannah, the Islamic Paradise of girl getting. Men go there to find sexual objects – both female and male. Women go there to be gotten, advertising their attributes, real and enhanced. They are not shy or demure about it. Miley Cyrus rides an inflatable phallus and gets rich and famous for doing so. Some of the town’s hottest starlets made their debuts starring in their own home-made porno-flicks.
Closer to home, the killer’s father was not only in the movie industry, but sold “art” pictures of naked women. So what’s a 22 year old virgin to do when the thing that's at the center of his entire culture is denied to him? When his sexual pressure-cooker gets overheated? He blows up. And takes six people with him. His victims were the victims of a nut, made crazy by a culture where sex is literally everything: money, power, validation, gratification and identity. At one point he concludes that the route to sex is more money, lots of it, so he buys lottery tickets. He urges his mother to marry one of the wealthy men she knows so that he can be part of a uber-rich family and blames her for his sexual failure.
In other times and other places, people like Elliot Rodger may have become a hermit, a priest or found another objective. But he was living in a place and time where sex was the center of everything. In a strange and inverted way, Elliott Rodger, insane killer, was made by Hollywood.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Obama knows nothing, sees nothing, and hears nothing unless his lapdogs bark, then his ears perk up. Not exactly using a hunting dog to flush out the truth, is he? Kind of reminds me of that famous Will Rogers quote: “All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.”
The head of a government that has the most sophisticated spying apparatus ever created can monitor who we talk to, what we talk about, how many twinkies our kids eat and the calories we consume, where we travel, etc. etc., yet announces our President’s daily Intelligence report is actually prepared by Matt Drudge. Hmmm. Perhaps the NSA should take out ads in the sports section to assure the President reads his morning Intelligence briefing.
Here’s a quick video of our Community Organizer-in-Chief explaining his lack of knowledge of the nation’s major scandals, using his favorite convenient excuse and perhaps also saying much about his management skills with a dysfunctional, disinterested staff. What do you think?
Obama is like Sgt. Schultz, "I know nothing, nothing!"
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The video features an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posing as "Muhammad,” a member of a Middle Eastern oil family, offering $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie. He was joined by a second undercover activist posing as an ad executive.O’Keefe entraps actor Ed Begley Jr., actress Mariel Hemingway, and director Josh Tickell, who agree to the film while promising to hide the source of the funds.The undercover activist tells the group that "if Washington, D.C., continues fracking, America will be energy-efficient, and then they won't need my oil anymore."
Monday, May 19, 2014
It seems that police are being armed with armored vehicles, armed helicopters and other weapons of war to battle returning military vets.
In an interview with Fox 59, a Morgan County, Indiana Police Sergeant admits that the increasing militarization of domestic police departments is partly to deal with returning veterans who are now seen as a homegrown terror threat.
The fact that returning vets don't seem to be terrorists doesn't deter them.
Indiana seems to be a major trial balloon for the militarization of law enforcement given that the Indiana National Guard has also just purchased two military UH-72 Lakota helicopters which will also be used by local police and the DHS for “homeland security missions”. Downing’s claim that armored tanks are necessary to deal with violent crime doesn’t jive with actual statistics which suggest that violent crime is in fact on the decrease.
So this is what America's streets now look like.
It seems to have been completely forgotten by police departments, the media and Americans in general that having military-style tanks patrol the streets is symbolic of a collapsing banana republic or an authoritarian Communist state.Perhaps the main reason why police officers are being trained that veterans are a major threat is because returning vets are in a perfect position to recognize that America is beginning to resemble an occupied country like Afghanistan.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
You see, the Climate models are not supposed to agree with reality.
The publisher of Environmental Research Letters today took the bizarre position that expecting consistency between models and observations is an “error”.The publisher stated that the rejected Bengtsson manuscript (which, as I understand it) had discussed the important problem of the discrepancy between models and observations had “contained errors”.But what were the supposed “errors”? Bengtsson’s “error” appears to be the idea that models should be consistent with observations, an idea that the reviewer disputed.The reviewer stated that IPCC ranges in AR4 and AR5 are “not directly comparable to observation based intervals”:
That's right: the
You're being Gaslighted by the Clime Syndicate.
Sociopaths frequently use Gaslighting Tactics.
3) You can be a Communist or a radical Islamist, you can hate America or even engage in acts of terrorism and still get a job as a college professor. In fact, it probably makes it more likely you'll be hired.
10) If you're a liberal minority politician, you can be crooked, ignore your constituents, and do nothing of consequence to make their lives better while you get elected over and over again.
Read the whole thing.
Labels: liberal privilege
Time for a Severance Tax on Newsprint
It’s time for the Government to impose a severance tax on newsprint. The newspaper industry is a dinosaur in its current form. It also consumes vast quantities of natural resources. Over three million metric tons of newsprint is produced each year in the US alone and all of it ends up in the trash. The production of newspapers creates almost unimaginable forest fragmentation and uses mega-tons of dangerous chemicals for which there is a ready alternative; publishing digitally.
There’s absolutely no need to continue the use of newsprint in this day and age; newsprint that’s filling up our landfills. The quicker we shift to environmentally clean web publication, the better off we will be. Moreover, by imposing a severance tax now, we will not only hasten getting off our newsprint addiction, but also be able to help fund our public schools. It’s time.
When the typical big city Sunday paper comes out in print each week, it probably represents the clear-cutting of some 30-40 acres of land somewhere. The daily version amounts to maybe 8-10 acres per day. That’s 80 acres per week or so. Multiply that by every big city and town in the country and we have a forest being clear cut to line the pockets of greedy newspaper barons. The printed-on-paper press is as outdated today as the horse drawn carriage. But unlike horse manure, the newspaper industry continues to pollute the environment. And while the so-called “reporters” accuse people who drive their cars for destroying the planet, you’ll hear nary a word from them for the environmental destruction they are creating. To repeat: we’re wiping out entire forests of trees every single week just to sustain a printed form of communication so easily replaced.
The fact it doesn't occur in next to the press room is irrelevant given our global economy and environment. What happens in South Carolina, New Hampshire or Canada matters. We have a responsibility to act, which means forcing the conversion to digital wherever we can. The only way to change behavior is the impose a severance tax on the newsprint, which will have the additional benefit of dealing with a waste stream that’s filling up our landfills. Newspapers account for roughly 14% of landfill wastes according to some sources and much more according to others.
Forest destruction and landfill wastes aren't the only issues with newsprint. There are also the inks, which are often composed of non-biodegradable organic and inorganic compounds. Black ink’s most common pigment used is carbon black. It’s the stuff that comes off on your fingers when you handle the paper. Here’s something that Big Press doesn't want you to know: carbon black is classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” and some versions are proprietary in nature–that is to say the detailed elements are not disclosed. That Sunday newspaper in one big city uses roughly five tons of the stuff every week. Every bit of it avoidable by a switch to digital production. Notice that many newspapers now use color to attract their customers to stories and advertising? Those color inks contain heavy metals which are toxic. Newspapers have begun moving away from petroleum based solvents so they can claim to be better for the environment, but they conveniently leave out the part about the metals in the pigments. The newspaper industry is diverting vegetable oils to be used in ink, raising the cost of food for the world’s poor. And we can’t emphasize enough that all of the production that comes out of the news industry’s printing presses goes virtually immediately to the trash, mostly unread.
A severance tax on newsprint would, not only avoid all this, but also help fund our schools. A 10% tax on the price of newsprint would generate roughly hundreds of millions annually that could support our schools. If we applied the 10% tax to the newsstand price of newspapers we’d generate hundreds of millions more that our schools could really use. Add to this the value of extending the life of our landfills and hurrying up the transition to digital publication, which will reduce the other impacts on our environment, and we are forced to ask why we haven’t done this sooner.
What’s stopping us? End the destruction of the planet by the newspaper oligopoly.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Team Obama releases 36,007 criminals who were awaiting deportation hearings last year. Virginian Pilot ignores.
The agency’s catch-and-release program freed 193 illegal aliens who had been convicted of homicide, including one who had murdered a public official, 426 with sexual assault convictions, 303 convicted kidnappers, and more than 16,000 with drunk or drugged driving records. Texas’ Rep. Lamar Smith said it “would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except that it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,” but few others were willing to address the matter with such candor. Another 36,0007 criminals on the streets doesn’t warrant much attention from the press, which seems more concerned that photo identification requirements might prevent the undocumented fellows from voting, but to the extent that the public is aware it will likely be miffed.
That's our Virginian Pilot all the way.
Oh, did we mention that an illegal alien killed a couple of young girls in this area while driving drunk?
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Little Eichmanns in the Global Warming Community collect another scalp
The Little Eichmanns include the editorial board of the Virginian Pilot who never fail to tell us that Norfolk is in imminent danger of being swallowed up by the sea. They also tell us that global warming is settled science and scoff at anyone who questions their orthodoxy.
Actually they and their ilk do a lot more than scoff. They threaten the life, the reputations and the livelihood of anyone who disagrees.
It was once assumed that the threats, the rejection of tenure, the withdrawal of government grants and the hatred of the EnviroNazis only really persuaded the younger academics to string along. But we were wrong. The Virginian Pilot's pals in academia managed to cow a 79-year old Professor, Lennart Bengtsson, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, winner of the 2005 Descartes Research Prize and the 2006 World Meteorological Organization IMO Prize. It seems his crime was to join a group that questions the global warming orthodoxy. Said Bengtsson:
I have been put under such an enormous group pressure in recent days from all over the world that has become virtually unbearable to me. If this is going to continue I will be unable to conduct my normal work and will even start to worry about my health and safety.
Keep that in mind when you read anything in the Virginian Pilot, not just about global warming, the imminent inundation of Norfolk or anything else. These people are vicious. And you won't read about this in the Virginian Pilot.
Trey Gowdy Challenges the Press on Benghazi
Saturday, May 10, 2014
This is really how Liberal women talk about people they don’t like. I don’t remember reading this much dense-packed hatred and misogyny outside of an Onion parody. But Tina Brown is dead serious.
The Monica Lewinsky confessional in Vanity Fair brings back a torrent of unfond memories of the appalling cast of tabloid gargoyles who drove the scandal. Remember them? Treacherous thatched-roof-haired drag-queen Linda Tripp, with those dress-for-success shoulder pads? Cackling, fact-lacking hack Lucianne Goldberg, mealy-mouthed Pharisee Kenneth Starr—the whole buzzing swarm of legal, congressional and gossip industry flesh flies, feasting on the entrails. And, of course, hitting “send” on each new revelation that no one else would publish, the solitary, perfectly named Matt Drudge, operating in pallid obsession out of his sock-like apartment in Miami.
That is undiluted bile by someone who managed to get a job running Newsweek into the ground losing $100 million in the process.
And what is a sock-like apartment?
It depends on his audience.
Talking to UPS it was jobs:
“But you should know that keeping the economy growing and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning. It’s the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night.”
On the Jay Leno show:
“The first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to bed is making sure that I’m doing everything I can to keep Americans safe,”
Now he's thinking about those Nigerian girls:
every day when I wake up, and I think about young girls in Nigeria or children caught up in the conflict in Syria . .
Obama is such a bullshitter. He doesn't even change his words. How long does it take before the rubes catch on? Apparently you can use the same pick-up line with the same Liberal floozies and they never realize they're being had.
Maybe the Benghazi hearings will reveal what he was thinking when the Ambassador and the brave men who were murdered while waiting for the cavalry that was never sent to rescue them.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Running away from the sound of the guns
Someone at the highest level of the United States government made the decision to abandon the American consular staff In Benghazi to their fate. Democrats in and out of the media don’t think it’s worth talking about.
Two incredibly brave men, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods fought for hours before they were killed, waiting for the cavalry to arrive. But Team Obama decided not to send help. And the desire to find out who made this decision is ridiculed by Liberals. They think the death of brave men who Obama turned his back on is a joke, giggling at “Benghazi.” Apparently nobody but the rubes who watch Fox News care while the Reality Based Community™ thinks it’s a hoot that a movie maker in Los Angeles got blamed. Ha, ha. It’s a reflection of the morality of Obama’s enablers that so many think it’s a laughing matter and uncovering the truth is a partisan issue.
The President knew within half an hour what was going on and who was involved, but he disappeared and somebody came up with a ridiculous cover story that the media bought hook, line and sinker. Not because it made sense, but because they wanted to.
The official explanation why no help was sent was because there was no time. But this was an attack, not a hockey game lasting 60 minutes. Even if help had not arrived in time to save our men, at least it could have prevented the attackers from swanking around the ruins of the embassy, showing how they humiliated the “great Satan.”
So who made the decision not to send help and why? Does it make the claim that al Qaida is decimated questionable? Were these men left to die because sending the military would make the Obama narrative unhelpful? That’s a coldness that would make Putin proud.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
It didn’t take long for the Smart Diplomacy crowd to throw away Ronald Reagan’s victory in the Cold War.
All anyone can hope for now is that they don’t go all the way back and throw away FDR’s victory in World War 2.
A repeat of Jimmy Carter's failures would now be a major victory for Team Obama.
The pace of catastrophe has been so rapid that rather than taking decades, history is returning a verdict on the Obama administration in just months. Things aren’t working out as planned. As Obama’s biographer pithily put it “the world seems to disappoint him”. All that is left to the former van drivers and pitchmen turned national security wonks now is denial. “The Obama administration and House Democrats said Monday they were undecided about whether to take part in or boycott an election-year investigation by Republicans into the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans.”...But the Hope and Change brigade put altogether too much store in spin and PR to overcome hard reality — and reality won.
The fact that he famously
chicken-hearted risk-adverse Speaker has actually appointed a special committee should tell you that the Beltway boys know a lot more than has so far been revealed and that Benghazi is a bigger effing deal, and that the MSM has not been able to bury this pile of manure.
Awakening New Zealand
Connecting the dots: Boko Haram, Islam, Christianity, Libya, Slavery, Rape, "Kinetic Action"
Richard Fernandez connects the dots and fleshes out the story that the American media would rather not tell. It doesn't fit the narrative.
One of the little known facts about the kidnapping of schoolgirls by the Boko Haram in Nigeria is that most of the victims are Christians. “
It's an inconvenient fact that this Islmaist group has already sold some of the girls into sex slavery or as ‘brides’ for just £8, as approved in the Koran.
But then news coverage of the schoolgirl’s abduction has for the most part portrayed the Boko Haram without context. To add any sort of context to the accounts of abductions, instructions from Allah, people sold in markets is to raise disturbing questions about things we are taught do not exist. Religious war? Slavery — in Africa? And where on earth do the Boko Haram get their guns and training?
WE have been taught by the American media that these are just lies spread by those radical terrorists in the Tea Party. We have Harry Reid's word on it: "all lies."
Such context as we get are instructions not to seek context lest they inflame us. The Toronto Star has an article arguing that “Boko Haram does not represent Islam,” as if the crime were against Islam with a world-religion itself as victim. “The group responsible for the kidnapping rampage in Nigeria has hijacked a whole faith, steering the public discourse on Islam.” But that raises even more questions. Such as: what group could possibly hijack a religion of hundreds of millions? Al-Qaeda, you say? But isn’t al-Qaeda’s dead?
It appears that the weapons that this faction of Islam uses comes from Libya, the country we "liberated" via "Kinetic Action." Good job, Barry.
To think ... we let these guys carry guns!
He’s been dead for eight years, but try telling that to the NYPD.Cops have barged into James Jordan Sr.’s family home looking for him more than a dozen times since he died in 2006 — prompting his exasperated relatives to finally post his death certificate on the front door.“I tell them over and over, ‘James isn’t here! He’s dead! It’s that simple. What’s so difficult to understand about that?’ ” the Brooklyn security guard’s widow, Karen, told The Post on Monday.
American journalists have become increasingly dissatisfied with their work and see the industry moving in the wrong direction, a new survey shows.
Term limits for Democrat operative with bylines? Could help, can't hurt.
Obama Supporters: Not Liking Mexican Food is Racist...
Americans now 'racist' for waving American flag...
'What's wrong with these white people?'
Americans now 'racist' for waving American flag...
'What's wrong with these white people?'
The last being who was disappointed in the world was God
... and Obama's no God.
Obama Biographer: 'The World Seems to Disappoint Him
This is not going to end well.
Monday, May 05, 2014
That headline from the Associated Press uses a strange formulation. In a homosexual marriage are the terms "wife" and "husband" really descriptive? Are they used in ceremonies or by the couples themselves?
It's the second divorce for Gene Robinson. He had been married to a woman and had two children before they divorced.
It should come as no surprise that ...
He delivered the benediction at the opening 2009 inaugural event for President Barack Obama and, after retirement, became a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Democratic think tank with close ties to the White House.
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Les Perelman, a former director of undergraduate writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sits in his wife’s office and reads aloud from his latest essay.
"Privateness has not been and undoubtedly never will be lauded, precarious, and decent," he reads. "Humankind will always subjugate privateness."
Not exactly E.B. White. Then again, Mr. Perelman wrote the essay in less than one second, using the Basic Automatic B.S. Essay Language Generator, or Babel, a new piece of weaponry in his continuing war on automated essay-grading software.
The Babel generator, which Mr. Perelman built with a team of students from MIT and Harvard University, can generate essays from scratch using as many as three keywords.
For this essay, Mr. Perelman has entered only one keyword: "privacy." With the click of a button, the program produced a string of bloated sentences that, though grammatically correct and structurally sound, have no coherent meaning. Not to humans, anyway. But Mr. Perelman is not trying to impress humans. He is trying to fool machines.
Does this remind you of something? Think hard. Think of any professor writing at any university teaching a "studies" course.
The auto-generated gibberish get 5.4 points out of 6, with "advanced" ratings for "focus and meaning" and "language use and style."
Read the whole thing.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Ann had the same thoughts I had, which shows how much we differ from the morality of modern culture.
I had listened to roughly eight hours of commentary on Donald Sterling and the ugly remarks he made in conversations secretly tape-recorded by his girlfriend, before I heard anyone mention a wife.HE HAS A WIFE?
Ann has an amazing amount of detail that you don't get if all you know about Donald Sterling is what you read in the papers.
The fact that this 80-year-old human-manatee, married with three children, has been openly consorting with prostitutes for decades does not account for 1 percent of the media's outrage against Sterling.
Oh, and it wasn't a secret. He sued one of his prostitutes.
About a decade ago, Sterling sued a prostitute he had been seeing, for the return of property he had given to -- as he called her -- this "$500-a-trick freak." ...
So what can we learn from the Sterling scandal?First: Boy, have morals changed! (At least among our media watchdogs.)In 1947, it was a scandal when Leo Durocher stole a married woman from her husband -- and promptly married her, even living apart pending a final divorce decree. Today, a married team owner can bring his prostitutes to games and give detailed accounts of their copulations and it's not even an issue.Second: No conclusions about race in America can be gleaned from the utterances of this repellent man.
We can also learn a lot about the sexual morals of the media. About what they consider bad and what they view with admiration. Oh, forget it, it's something we already knew.
Friday, May 02, 2014
Here is a very perceptive, and I have to add, prescient blog post about Barack Obama written in 2009 by Mr. Timothy Naegele who was counsel to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee; and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass), the first black senator since Reconstruction after the U.S. Civil War.
His comments are based on reading Obama's book, “Dreams from My Father.” Here's how he ends:
In the final analysis, will he be viewed as a fad and a feckless naïf, and a tragic Shakespearean figure who is forgotten and consigned to the dustheap of history? Will his naïveté have been matched by his overarching narcissism, and will he be considered more starry-eyed and “dangerous” than Jimmy Carter? Will his presidency be considered a sad watershed in history? Or will he succeed and prove his detractors wrong, and be viewed as the “anointed one” and a true political “messiah”? Even Abraham Lincoln was never accorded such accolades, much less during his lifetime. And Barack Obama’s core beliefs are light years away from those of Ronald Reagan.
Read it and decide for yourself.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
What do youg people want?
Bud Norman at Central Standard Times sums it up neatly:
Our experience of young folks suggests that the lure of hope and change and free stuff has a powerful effect on them, and the next Democratic candidate could still convince them that despite whatever disappointments they’ve experienced in the past the next time is going to be different. Republicans still suffer from a reputation as sexually repressed squares, too, and the only things young people seem to desire more than hope and change and free stuff are sexual license and being thought hip.
I think that's part of the reason that Rand Paul has such appeal among the college age crowd: he's boldly transgressive and distances himself from the Republican establishment. Unfortunately, his foreign policy is a problem for many who worry about this a a key issue.