Saturday, May 1, 2010

No Sheeples Here

A great website made all the more attractive to me by putting ShoutFirst in their spotlight of the week. Thank You!

They are on my blogroll now because the writing is strong, they offer lots of links and it was there that I first read about this Obama and Vera Baker affair.

Good times. And thanks again guys.

Friday, April 30, 2010

In Economic Woes 04-30

First Greece, now Spain; who could be next?

Americans Say Jobs Top Problem Now, Deficit in Future

Summers predicts perpetually high unemployment

A plague on all their houses
The economy in Britain and much of the world is in dire straits and it would not be an exaggeration to say we have entered a period of history that far from being a 'crisis of capitalism', historians looking back may well call it the 'crisis of regulatory statism'

Wanted: A Summit for American Entrepreneurs. The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship at the White House this week focused on engaging the Muslim world. Why host another summit for American entrepreneurs here at home?

Worthwhile New Group Banrupting America and their video explaining the financial crisis.

For Wall Street, financial reform legislation takes a bad turn in Senate

IRS lacks clout to enforce mandatory health insurance

NTU Creates Map Showing the Economic Damage of Renewable Energy Standard

Shouldn't have trusted them, duh. A raw deal for Republicans on financial regulatory reform

Read more:

The U.S. Needs Real Financial Reform

Obama moves to put stamp on Federal Reserve

Jobs matter. Until unemployment drops recovery is a long way away

Big Brother loves 'financial reform' Intrusive Office of Financial Research threatens civil liberties

GDP growth drops to 3.2% in first quarter of 2010

Making Sense of Our Fiscal Mess

An Entrepreneur and the Minimum-Wage

High Wage Hurts Teens

Junk Science Has Consequences: Environmental Lobby Shows No Concern for California’s Financial Woes

Tax code a disaster in need of relief

Beware Of The Muni Bond Bubble: States And Cities Can Fail As Well

Republicans Aren't Caving On Finanical Reform, They're Leading Let's hope so.

If Americans Want to Rebuild the Economy, Ignore AFL-CIO’s Trumka

Daily Round-Up 04-30

My husband's post on NRO - Following the Money

Seriously, any politician that gets us out of the United Nations (including funding) will have my vote. Iran vs. Women

Animals’ Right to Privacy Denied by Wildlife Documentaries, Says Researcher Since this "research" is from the University of East Anglia - home of the massive climategate scandal - I think we can safely ignore this idiot. (And wonder what the hell is going on at the UEA.)


Some's pants are burning! Oops! Quincy PD Releases Bogus Statement; Lashes Out at Protesting Granmas… Forgets About Army of Videographers

US immigrants plan huge May 1 marches for reform. Get the cameras ready.

Video -’s Nanny of the Month: The Cop Who Said Put Down that Flag, Tea Partiers!

A year of spiralling food costs are forcing many Indians do cut back to survive

More Americans Favor Than Oppose Arizona Immigration Law And Americans will probably like it even more now that these changes have clarified the law's intent and execution - Arizona lawmakers OK several changes to immigration law

Fascism Descends on America’s Shopping Malls. It's clear: Best Buy and the Gap are run by neo-Nazis. Why else would they ask for my papers?

Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom: Welfare State Is Draw for Illegals. While I commiserate with Arizona voters, public services are the problem, not illegals.

Mexican Hypocrisy? U.S. Neighbor Has Its Own Tough Take on Immigration. Mexican President Felipe Calderon says his government "cannot and will not remain indifferent" in the face of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law, which he says violates human rights. But Mexico itself has "incredibly restrictive" immigration laws

Women Seeking Abortions Cite Lack of Family Support

Why? Attorney General Holder Dispatches Justice Department Team to Monitor British Petroleum Oil Spill

South Park is the least of Islam’s problems: The Mohammed Image Archive displays every Mohammed portrait ever created


Dems now calling federal ObamaCare mandate a “tax”

It's already starting. Access Denied! New health care law traps some in pricey state plans

Will there be a doctor in the house?

IRS lacks clout to enforce mandatory health insurance

A New ObamaCare Horror Story


NTU Creates Map Showing the Economic Damage of Renewable Energy Standard

Environmentalists Prevent Cleaner Power Plant Construction. How environmentalists stopped a new power plant — losing jobs and hurting the local population — without improving the environment.

Obama Pander: Increase Ethanol Despite All Evidence it Is a Bust

Junk Science Has Consequences: Environmental Lobby Shows No Concern for California’s Financial Woes

Gust of hope and change

It pains me to say this but I kinda agree more with the reader than Jonah. - Calamity in the Gulf Cont'd


Maybe if the press had done its job during the election, then we would have known enough about Obama to have predicted this nonsense. After reporter's subpoena, critics call Obama's leak-plugging efforts Bush-like

Keith Olbermann has a mean streak. Why is this surprising, I'd call him a bigoted troll but that would be mean to bigoted trolls everywhere.

Make My Day. Go Kaus Go!

Grandma vs. the SWAT team

Defending Glenn Beck. His occasional missteps shouldn't overshadow his tremendous ability to present a reasoned, logical, unassailable argument.

'Racially Resentful' Dissecting the latest bogus tea-party poll.

The Smear Continues


If Americans Want to Rebuild the Economy, Ignore AFL-CIO’s Trumka

Rousing the rabble

Charming. And given that the biggest abortionists in the US are Planned Parenthood which was founded by racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger, one can only assume the folks over at Kos would lean towards such views. Kos Article Says Number of Abortions May be ‘Too Low’

Obama Zombies Invade Wall Street

Oh Harrison. Can you spot the flaw in Harrison Ford’s argument?

AFL-CIO Throwing in Towel on Card Check?

The ACLU Approves Limits on Speech. On campaign contributions, a dramatic about-face.


596 immigrants convicted of crimes nabbed in South

How Many More Are Innocent? America’s 250th DNA exoneration raises questions about how often we send the wrong person to prison.

30 Terrorist Plots Foiled: How the System Worked

Illegal Immigration Is Human Trafficking. Why Don’t Progressives Care?

Could be interesting.

Bad Politicians Bad 04-30

President Obama Job Approval

The Corrupt Party and the Stupid Party

Dems spark alarm with call for national ID card

How Obama could lose Arizona immigration battle

Not unexpected but disappointing nonetheless - Judge says no to Obama subpoena in Blago case

It took 8 days for Obama to respond to the Gulf Oil Spill. Will this be Obama's Katrina?

MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews: Obama vs. Republicans

Well Good. Record numbers of GOP women campaigning for House seats

Obama made $5m in 2009 and tells us we've made enough? AND Here is Powerline's response to Obama's statement - At Some Point You Have Grabbed Enough Power.

The DNC Has Become the Obama National Committee. The Democratic National Committee has morphed into the "Obama National Committee" through the creation of "Organizing for America." Never before has either political party allowed itself to become the interim re-election committee for an incumbent president.

Rep. Brown-Waite announces retirement, citing 'persistent health problems'

Hillary Clinton's abortion grenade

Meg Whitman Caught Producing a Fake Town Hall? With Video, of course.

Paranoia's Nothing New In American Politics

Go Dan Go! Dan Hannan Scores Last Night’s Debate

Obama's Supreme Problem

Campaign Finance Transparency for Thee, but Not for … Dems. Dem leadership only thinks certain contributors need regulating, perhaps because other contributors support Dems disproportionately.

Michelle Malkin Takes on Immigration

Go Michelle Go! She is awesome!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

SWATTing Back Grannies

Just a note on an otherwise pointlessly despicable event - When you think about it, these are local TEA Partiers protesting this Obama event. And the SWAT team is probably from the local police force. This begs the question, how many cops recognized their own granny in the "violent" crowd they were called in to control?

Video: SWAT team outside Obama event beats back geriatric tea-party hordes Reader quote from Instapundit -
UPDATE: Reader Kevin Greene emails: “Can you imagine the howls this would have generated from the left had George W. Bush ever called out the SWAT team on a bunch of blue-haired retirees? But then again, George W. Bush would never have attempted this. Because George W. Bush has never been afraid of the American people.”

If they bring knitting needles to this fight, we'll bring a SWAT Team?

Illinois Sends Riot Police to Peaceful Protest in Quincy, Illinois

Pictures and Videos Obama Sniper Teams Ordered to Rooftops To Quash Radical Tea Party Protest
Well, he is perfectly willing to assassinate US citizens accused of terrorism. Why stop there when there are all these TEA Party targets around?

And it's not like this isn't the first time Obama was a tad heavy-handed - Don't ask, don't tell, don't get near the protesters

Quincy Child Explains The Constitution To The President – Asks For Apology

Daily Round-Up 04-29

Offshore Drilling Plans Under Gun After Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill It was a Santa Barbara Oil spill that sparked Earth Day and the environmental movement and now this accident may put the kibosh on new drilling. I hope there is an honest and thorough investigation of the cause of this tragedy because I'm wondering terrible things, particularly about the timing of all this.

Brown Toast. From our good friend John O'Sullivan with an extra delicious tidbit here.

Medium isn’t the message

Curse You Jonah Goldberg! Curse You And Your Cool Timewaster


Put Down that Race Card

I'd sooner believe this was a South Park joke than reality but.... U.N. Elects Iran to Commission on Women's Rights. Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged "immodest."

Want to get rich? Work for feds

Judge asks feds to show militia did more than talk

Border disorder Mexico: the real war next door

Hispanics Plan Rallies in 70 Cities. If you are legal, that's your right as an American. If you are illegal then you shouldn't even be here in the first place.

Daily Gut: Gruesome Newsom Trashes Arizona

Obama’s Folly: Censoring Americans


Al Gore, Saving the Planet, One Bathroom At A Time

Can the EPA Rely on UN Science? Can the Environmental Protection Agency really base an endangerment finding on the discredited IPCC reports?

The Vulture Club


ODSD: Obama Double Standard Disease

Obama’s Folly: Censoring Americans

Media's Race Baiters Lead Charge Against Arizona

Fox News: Still No. 1, Still Making Leftist Heads Explode

Breaking News: Dan Rather To Head New ‘Newspaper Relief Agency’


Rick Santorum - The left is undoing the American experiment

SEIU: Save Our State or Shut it Down? Lots of video demonstrating unions talking nonsense out of both sides of their mouths.

Defending a Local Business From Union Tactics, Part 1

Look for the union libel: State teachers union smears charter schools

Who’s to Blame When a Black Man Rapes a Woman? Would it be the rapist? Not according to many liberals.

Minority Report Human Rights Watch fights a civil war over Israel.

Noam Chomsky, ACORN-Sponsored Publication Advisor, Says ‘Right Wing’ Setting U.S. on Path Towards Nazi Germany Actually Chomsky got the direction wrong because anyone headed towards fascism his turning left.


Turns out Henry Waxman had a hidden reason for canceling those hearings

Another Pelosi Easter egg in ObamaCare: IRS mandate on business

ObamaCare: An Unmitigated Disaster

All New Yorkers Become Organ Donors Assemblyman Brodsky Introduces Bill That Would Give State The Right To Decide If You Are To Give The Gift Of Life Whether you want to or not.

Costly IRS Mandate Slipped into Health Bill

The Shifting Constitutional Defense of Obamacare

The health care ripple effect

OBAMACARE Officially Exposed as Fraudulent

The Insurance Mandate in Peril. First Congress said it was a regulation of commerce. Now it's supposed to be a tax. Neither claim will survive Supreme Court scrutiny.

Welcome to ObamaCare, Part III

Costs and Consequencee


From The New York Times - Why Arizona Drew a Line

VIDEO: Who is This Guy?

Oklahoma Abortion Law: No Exceptions, Even Rape AND Fla. Senate Passes Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Supreme Court ponders privacy rights for petition signers

Advice to Tea Partiers

Let the Tea Partiers Sing

Achieving Operational Control of America’s Borders to Prevent Future Illegal Immigration

In Economic Woes 04-29

Gambling with Other People's Money. How Perverted Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis A study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

What part of HELL NO are we not understanding? - The VAT Man Cometh: It Will Happen. How Bad Is It? The poorly named tax will add unlimited complexity and government intrusion into commerce.

Who decides? Obama To Wall Street: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

Democrats' Financial Reform Looks Like a Protection Racket

A not very stimulating stimulus. Economists tell Obama his economic policies are all wrong

I have no words. From the Trading Desk

Bailout Bill Would Require Banks to Track and Report Personal Checking Accounts to Feds

John Stossel is right - Everyone Prospers With Free Trade

The Ghetto-ification of America. Statist entitlement policies will cause a slow moral and economic decay across the country, similar to the swift ones they fostered in black communities.

IMF head's economy warning for UK

A Better Way to Avoid Bailouts

How to save Wall Street. Pain now, prosperity later

Bailing Out Wall Street…Again

Citizen Uprising Over Internet Regulation

Goldman Hearings are the Right Subject; Wrong Target

Obama plan blows secret kisses to Wall Street

Bad Politicians Bad 04-29

President Obama Job Approval

Boy oh boy, Obama sure can pick 'em - Obama judicial nominee Chatigny: I’m so, so sorry for supporting sexual sadist

Lobbyists rev up over U.S. agenda

The way I'd agree to restricting corporation's speech rights is when Unions are restricted as well. Lawmakers call for restrictions on political ads

Campaign Finance Transparency for Thee, but Not for … Dems. Dem leadership only thinks certain contributors need regulating, perhaps because other contributors support Dems disproportionately.

Members of Congress Feel Entitled to a Raise - They'll be lucky if they still have a job come November.

Americans Say Congress More Likely To Raise Taxes Than Cut Spending If Deficit Commission Recommends It

Boycotting Arizona More like boycotting your job to represent your constituents needs.

Perhaps this could be another Japanese Management Tool? Japan Forces Bureaucrats to Defend Spending

Obama's Awkward Homecoming AND Senate race in Illinois: New meaning for toxic loans.

The Administration’s ACLU Approach to the War on Terrorism

Obama’s Folly: Censoring Americans

The real reason liberals accuse Tea Partiers of racism

Violent NY Senator Calls Republicans White Supremacists

Ordinary voters are dangerous for the Left: remember Joe the Plumber

Puerto Rican Statehood Today!

Dodd Talks Transparency, Dwells in Secrecy

From the Wall Street Journal - Smart Aleck-in-Chief? There may be good reasons for Obama to go negative, but doing so could wreck his presidency.

Obama's new approach is more Rovian than Rove Even Rove agrees, see below.

It's Only Called the Bully Pulpit. Attacking the motives of critics is not presidential.

Obama: Congress may not tackle immigration soon

Why Obama should not have checked 'black' on his census form

A little paranoid but these days.... On the unintended consequences of President Obama

Go Ahead CA, Make AZ's Day

Punks in California are threatening Arizona over its recently signed Immigration Bill - Arizona immigration law: California leads call for boycotts Boycotts worked once before by CA against AZ when it boycotted Arizona's refusal to honor Martin Luther King Day.

I'm not so sure now. That boycott cost Arizona tourism dollars but AZ is already suffering a tourism loses due to the stinky economy. And cynically, California benefited because it completes with AZ for tourism and that boycott brought over 100 conventions to CA from AZ.

But that was then and this is now. A poor economy and high numbers of illegal immigrants, have made Americans more sympathetic if not actually supportive of Arizona. A boycott could make California look like a bully.

But if CA decides to go through with it, then perhaps Arizona can express its outrage at California impinging upon Arizona's right to self-governance by dialing back the taps to the energy and water supplies southern California depends on.

In its pathetic attempts to be "green", California is now forced to import much of its energy and water from its neighbors and if you scroll down through the above links pdf. forms, you'll see a lot of that water and energy comes from Arizona.

Perhaps, California might want to stick its nose into its own problems rather than economically attacking the neighbor it depends upon for water and energy.

Your Census Is In The Mail

Census mail results could be trouble for 5 states
Five states — New York, California, Texas, Arizona and Florida — are perilously close to losing out on congressional seats because of lackluster participation in the U.S. census
Interestingly, three of those sates are hemorrhaging residents due to high taxes and bad governance (California, New York, and Florida). This article doesn't appear to take that into account when it talks about a 5% trail in census mail-back rates. Perhaps the people just ain't there.

The big concern is Hispanics responding. All five of these states have large Hispanic population. Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials expressed this you-have-to-laugh-or-else-you're-crying statement:
"I'm incredibly disappointed with the Obama administration in their efforts to promote the census," Vargas said, citing the government's failure to halt immigration raids during the count as it did in 2000. "It may have the impact of shooting people in the foot if Arizona ends up losing out on a House seat."
So because Clinton in his final year halted the enforcement of our immigration laws, illegals felt it "safe" to respond to the census. Now that (surprisingly) raids are continuing, illegal immigrants feel it isn't so safe.

Look, I consider illegal immigrants to be unfortunate criminals who are exploited by their employers because they have no protections as they are here illegally. I pity their circumstances and prefer to punish their employers first. Yet America needs to know who is within our borders for our own safety and for our governance. I do not believe the Census can be used to force an illegal out.

Finally, so what if a state loses a Congressional seat? That is the WHOLE POINT of the House of Representatives! It was designed to fluctuate as the populations moved around. That was the brilliance of our Founding Fathers. Just because you gained populations and therefore a congressional seat doesn't mean it is that state's forever.

Case in point, many of the states trailing in mailed-in responses to the census have had recent out-migrations of residents. If a state loses a congressional seat, that lose is its own damn fault. Correct your rotten policies and create new attractive ones so that when the next census rolls around you gain a seat.


A Comparison of Immigration Rights

This came to me in my email and while I think it makes a point, the glaring flaw is that the countries listed a primarily totalitarian states.



Now in much of the EU, illegals get the same things and the locals hate that situation as much as the average American. But still getting EU citizenship is difficult and I'd like to see what countries like Japan, India, and Australia do to their illegals (deport them I imagine).

Of course, one of the biggest immigrant hypocrite around is Mexico itself. Mexicans slam Arizona immigration law, but how do they treat their migrants?
As Mexicans decry the Arizona immigration law and launch boycotts of Arizona, Amnesty International released a scathing new report urging Mexicans to look in the mirror.

“Invisible Victims: Migrants on the Move in Mexico” details the abuse faced by Central American migrants, who cross the southern border between Guatemala and Mexico, usually en route to the US.

Each year, tens of thousands of migrants make the trip.

Many lose limbs from accidents on trains they board to head northward. Women and girls report sexual violence. And - far worse than asking suspected illegal immigrants about their US immigration status, as the new Arizona law will require police to do - many Central American migrants to Mexico accuse Mexican officials of demanding bribes or flat-out stealing their cash.

"Migrants in Mexico are facing a major human rights crisis leaving them with virtually no access to justice, fearing reprisals and deportation if they complain of abuses," Rupert Knox, Mexico Researcher at Amnesty International, said. "Persistent failure by the authorities to tackle abuses carried out against irregular migrants has made their journey through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world."

While the email quoted above does make a strong point, America is absurdly kind to criminal invaders, the article about other countries' double-standards illuminated both America's kindness and need to hand out a little more tough love. We'd love to have you migrate here, you just have to do it legally. Period.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Random Round-Up 04-28

It's a little round-up today because I'm tired and cranky.

President Obama Job Approval

The fight over FedEx and the right to organize

GOP Remains United Against Permanent Bailouts The GOP better stay the Party of No, because Hell NO am I gonna vote for anyone who votes yes on this bill!

But they keep trying - Senate Dems plan all-nighter to push GOP on Wall Street reform

How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens

Mexico Issues Travel Warning for Arizona Over Law Irony much?

Neighbor Against Neighbor. What right does the state have to reveal your signature on a political petition?

Block That Pay Hike!

It's nice to see that political liberal ass-h*lery is on both sides of The Pond. Labour is in trouble. With a capital T that rhymes with B that stand for Bigot: Open mic catches British PM calling voter bigoted. Lots and lots of video!
In short, Brown got handbagged but good!

Obama: We Need a Commission Because You Can't Trust Slippery Politicians Like Me to Tell You the Truth

More than 1,000 turn out to protest Obama in Macon

Obama in the Heartland: ‘Don’t Worry, We’ll Be Flyover Country Again Soon Enough'

Americans losing confidence in healthcare

Obamacare gets worse - More Danger Signs

CBO: Millions To Pay Obamacare Tax

Opponents of New Immigration Law Boycott Arizona Iced Tea ...too bad it's brewed in New York. Idiots

Why 'tea party' defenders won't let N-word claims rest. Black congressmen's charges that they faced 15 N-word slings from 'tea partyers' in the run-up to the health-care vote tarred the movement. Will tea party insistence that the lawmakers present evidence help US move to a 'post-shame' era?
A bright line was crossed on the 20th," says Christina Botteri, a spokeswoman for the Tea Party Federation. "The left constantly attacks conservatives as racist, as dumb, as evil, but what happened on the 20th is a sitting congressman, with the full voice and credibility of the House of Representatives, accused a group of citizens with whom he philosophically disagrees of assault and then refused to help find the persons responsible. They need to help us find the people responsible or apologize for making it up."

Conservative Web publisher Andrew Breitbart has accused the congressmen of lying about the incident in an effort to tar the tea party movement. He has gone so far as to offer a $100,000 donation to the United Negro College Fund for proof. Though it appears from footage that at least some of the congressmen's entourage were filming the walk, no one has claimed the bounty.

"[This] is a slander with real-world repercussions," Mr. Breitbart asserts on

Some in the mainstream press have conceded tea partyers may have a point. Washington Post reporter David Weigel has said the March 20 incident is a "paradigm shift" that shows conservatives how the media accept attacks on the right without doing due diligence. Politico's Ben Smith, who keeps a close eye on the tea party movement, Tweeted a response to Breitbart about the lack of takers on the bounty: "I think you've pretty much won this one, no?"
You can read the whole argument but it's really page two where the action happens.

Media still clueless about Tea Parties. One hates to quibble, since this is such an excellent article, however I believe the headline could be edited down even more to "Media still clueless".

Thank you Gawker for this! The Washington Post Cannot Tell Obama From Malcolm X Query: Which is worse, that the front page proof-reader is sloppy or that they can't see the difference between Obama and Malcolm X?

Free Speech for Us

Reporters surprised to find White House is thin-skinned and controlling

Deport Children of Illegals

ACLU Makes False Attack on New Arizona Law

Video - Sarah Palin Takes on Immigration Debate

Rep Wants AZ Immigration Law in Texas

Who is Eric Stein?

The Dems' Not-So-Secret Vulnerability

Consider yourselves warned - ABC News Poll: Ahead of 2010 Midterm Elections, Incumbent Support Its Lowest Since 1994

Soda Taxes Take a Hit

Salt Tyrants

Salt: The New Tobacco?

Baby boy survives for nearly two days after abortion. A baby boy abandoned by doctors to die after a botched abortion was found alive nearly two days later

He says its a joke but then why am I crying? Madoff vs Social Security

What the Administration Knew About the Costs of ObamaCare

Who Would be Empowered by Obama's Corporate Governance Ideas?

Obama Town Hall Stacked With Supporters: Man Behind Him Wears Obama "Community Organizer" Shirt Video!

The Creepy Corporatism of Obama's America. Citi’s Pandit to Obama: “You can count on me and the entire Citi organization...”

Obama is a Bully

Obama the Shameless

Hooray - Mojave cross case: a signal on religious symbols

An Ominous Tolling – and a Bellwether Day – for Religious Liberty

I Gots Your Immigration Reform Right Here

Reading this from my local news website really firmed up my stance on illegal immigration:
I'll give you one guess. Here's the hint, read the paragraph below from my area news, then go ahead, guess what I'm thinking.
Frederick County authorities say a Guatemalan man who was deported twice is awaiting trial on rape and child sex-abuse charges in Frederick.
Read the whole thing here.

You're A Drooling Idiot So Do What I Tell You To

California county trims toys in meals to cut fat
You know what I find super obnoxious about this idea of banning toys from restaurant meals? Two things, one, it is specific in its targeting of a particular business and worse it assumes the parents can't raise their children.

I love those toys. I've collected some of them. I use the possibility of getting a kid's lunch toy as a parenting tool - "If you are good, I will let you have a Happy Meal."

We don't get fast food all that often and, when we do, my kids often make good food choices on their own, choosing the fruit options McDonalds and Burger King offer instead of fries.

But Noooooo.

These officious nincompoops believe they know better. That although they have the superior mental ability to not mindlessly succumb to advertising, we are all helpless before it's mesmerising messages.


I was an advertising copywriter for the better part of a decade in New York City and Richmond and I promise you - people do not mindlessly responde to advertising messages.

If people did, then we'd be seeing a lot more government-sponsored shows with "special" messages.

Advertising is a tool to present goods and services and to persuade people to use them. If you are not in the market for that particular good or service, studies have shown you do not process the information presented. And if you are in the market for a burger, then you will get a burger that suits your tastes and price-point no matter how much advertising you see to the contrary.

So when these ignoramus think they "know better" and attempt to something like a ban, all Americans should be up in arms and pitchforks because this is not about our health and safety, it is about control by withdrawing choice.

I profoundly resent the idea that I can not raise my children to make an informed choice. That is my entire goal as a parent. To teach my children to become adults who can make good and informed choices about and throughout their lives.

And sometimes a good choice is apple slices. And sometimes a good choice is a treat like french fries. And sometimes a good choice is getting a wee little toy because mommy just needs you to shut up for a minute.

The odd thing is I don't like french fries all that much. As I mentioned don't get fast food all that much. But I'm not against either, it's been very convenient for me to hit their drive through now and again. Nor do I ever wish to take that choice away from anyone else.

But as I said before, this is about control. This is about believing that "I" know better than "you". About an arrogant and ignorant group of elites believing that the average American is a drooling idiot who needs saving from themselves.

As I said before - Bullpoop!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Media Bias 04-27

Is a Horrific, Politically Motivated Beating Newsworthy? Depends on whose bones were broken

Furor grows over Ariz. law against immigrants And AP, let's be accurate in our headline writing, this isn't a law against immigrants, it's a law against ILLEGAL immigrants. Huge difference. HUGE.

If A Dead Tree Drops And There's No One There To Read It?

FreedomWorks Posts Sampling of Liberal Hate Messages Following Geico Announcer’s Firing


Everybody Burn the Flag If we don't act like inconsiderate jerks, the terrorists will have won!

Great moments in journalism

ACORN/Big Union/Leftie Groups 04-27

Stern Lesson. SEIU's new leader is said to want to reorient the union away from political action and back to old-fashioned organizing.

California: The Golden, Beholden, Foldin’ State. If you want to know how Big Labor got its claws into California’s taxpayers pockets, then check out “The Beholden State: How public-sector unions broke California”

A Taxpayer-Funded War Against Ranchers There is a war between ranchers and environmentalists in the West — and the environmentalists are funded by the taxpayers.

Why Left Talks about "White" Tea Parties

Haters on the March!

Why Are Liberals So Afraid of Prayer?

The Divisive Left

From ACORN Grows a Big Nut

Animals > People?

Coffee Party founder says there is no movement to oust her in effort to become more radical

What's Behind the Anti-Tea Party Hate Narrative?

A Model School Flops. It seemed like a great idea, at least on paper: Stanford education professors would create a model school to demonstrate how to educate low-income minority students. Or, as it’s turned out, how not to All leftie ideas from Communism to Fascism to Socialism to Progressivism are great ideas on paper, and ugly epic failures in reality.

Obama Sends in the Clowns

Junk Science 04-27

US food companies join officials in anti-salt drive. The big corporations love this sort of regulation because they can afford it and it kills the smaller competitors. So not only is this junk science, it is also rent-seeking, protectionist behavior on the part of these large corporations. Say goodbye to variety, if this nanny-state nonsense happens.

Oops, too late. Happy Meal toys could be banned in Santa Clara County

Big Brother’s bland bullying

U.N.'s Environmental Housekeeping in Chaos, Internal Report Shows

Obama energy official has ties to firms that stand to benefit

GLOBAL WARMING: Is James Cameron a Genocidal Maniac?

Reid, Not Graham, Killed The Climate Bill. So long as its dead, I don't care who pulled the trigger.

Walden's Pond: Green Jobs and BEE

The maternal death rate myth

Illegal Immigrantion Round-Up 04-27

If so then good! Did Lindsey Graham Just Kill the Immigration Bill? AND Five Arguments Republicans Should Use Against Obama's Immigration Bill

Nationally, 60% Favor Letting Local Police Stop and Verify Immigration Status

Majorities Support Arizona-Style Laws

Oh the irony. Mexico Issues Travel Warning for Arizona Over Law.

Brewer Gains Ground After Signing Immigration Bill

I'm sorry but smearing refried beans in the shape of swastikas makes me even more unsympathetic to your cause. Furor grows over Ariz. law against immigrants

AZ governor dismisses threat of economic boycott

The Feds & The Locals

AG: Court challenge possible on immigration law

Grandstanding won't fix immigration

And AP, let's be accurate in our headline writing, this isn't a law against immigrants, it's a law against ILLEGAL immigrants. Huge difference. HUGE.

It's not a bad law either - A carefully crafted immigration law in Arizona

Arizona pushes Congress into immigration minefield

Poll Finds Half the Democrats Are Racist, Nazi, Apartheid Supporters

A carefully crafted immigration law in Arizona

America’s Choice: Arizona or Amnesty

Arizona's Immigration Frustration. The new state law is the result of a failed national policy.

Haters on the March!

Arizona takes the cuffs off police

Obamacare Daily Round-Up 04-27

Also known as the Lies, Lies, Lies Round-Up today...


Obama covered up HHS report until after healthcare vote?

Breaking: Dems Hid Damning Health Care Report From Public Until a Month After Vote!
A damning health care report generated by actuaries at the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department was given to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius more than a week before the health care vote. She hid the report from the public until a month after democrats rammed their nationalized health care bill through Congress.

The results from the report were troubling. The report released by Medicare and Medicaid actuaries shows that medical costs will skyrocket rising $389 billion 10 years. 14 million will lose their employer-based coverage. Millions of Americans will be left without insurance. And, millions more may be dumped into the already overwhelmed Medicaid system. 4 million American families will be hit with tax penalties under this new law.

Did White House cover up bad report on ObamaCare?

What Lies Beneath

Where’s the Administration’s Cost Estimate?

The Credibility Election?

Obama(doesn't)care Taking Surprise Hits

Obama's credibility crisis

Say Hello to the death panels Obama’s Budget Director: Powerful Rationing Panel (Not Doctors) Will Control Health Care Levels

Inquiry Says Health Care Charges Were Proper

From the Wall Street Journal - ObamaCare Mulligan About those lower insurance costs we promised . . . .

Whip Cantor discusses the CMS Report and Health Care on the House Floor

Obama Administration to use health care law to increase tax enforcement

Daily Round-Up 04-27

Thomas Sowell on Slavery - Filtering History

Even Catholics can like science! Vatican Funds Adult Stem Cell Research

Bin Laden had 'no clue' about Sept. 11 retaliation


Poll Finds Half the Democrats Are Racist, Nazi, Apartheid Supporters

Arsenal of Roguery

Hastening the End of Morality

'South Park' and the Informal Fatwa The veiled threats against the Comedy Central show's creators should be taken very seriously.



The Tea Party Will Rise Above the "Race Card"

Federal court says NJ school board can’t abort student pro-life event

Tea Party News Headlines for Tuesday April 27

Hollywood Conservatives Meet In Secret

The Death Penalty Deters Crime and Saves Lives

Raising your kids right - PJTV Video - Conservative Kids: Attending Tea Parties & Speaking Out

Watching the Detectives. A nebulous "right" to videotape on-duty cops isn't enough. The right needs to be enforced.