…you’re against women.
Yeah, that’s right. So says TIME Magazine with its latest war propaganda:
Now, it’s unclear whether or not female face mutilations are official Taliban policy, but forget about that 911 stuff, and while you’re at it, forget about all that drug dealing stuff, too. The mission is now officially for white-knighting on behalf of Afghani women.
While we’re at it, the Iranians are a bunch of misogynists, too. Look at the humiliation they pile upon their women:
Just awful. What do all the Iranian men of the past 40 years have to say for themselves? Well? Anything?
Typical men. Now more American military men have to brave a 50% divorce rate because no Iranian man will stand up for their women’s equality.
If the spirit of alternative dispute resolution, here’s a proposal similiar to that discussed between Kissinger and Mao: how about we send 40 million American women in exchange for 200,000 Afghani women? That way, the Taliban and Al CIAeda will crumble within a year.
What type of moron would have the audacity to walk into Progressive Field in Cleveland only a few weeks after LeBron (oops, my bad…LePrick) decides to betray the Cavs for the Miami Heat? Reminds me of the infamous bleacher creature fights at Yankee Stadium when opposing teams sit in the wrong sections.
The idiot should have stayed and received the treatment he was due. By the way, the New York Yankees handily beat the Cleveland Indians 8-0…Go Yankees!
From the Los Angeles Times:
With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.
Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they found the raid’s target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.
“I still can’t believe they took our yogurt,” said Rawesome volunteer Sea J. Jones, a few days after the raid. “There’s a medical marijuana shop a couple miles away, and they’re raiding us because we’re selling raw dairy products?”
If the milk is rotten, it can hurt more people than an Al Queda suicide bomber.
Cartons of raw goat and cow milk and blocks of unpasteurized goat cheese were among the groceries seized in the June 30 raid by federal, state and local authorities — the latest salvo in the heated food fight over what people can put in their mouths.
On one side are government regulators, who say they are enforcing rules designed to protect consumers from unsafe foods and to provide a level playing field for producers. On the other side are ” healthy food” consumers — a faction of foodies who challenge government science and seek food in its most pure form.
They want almonds cracked fresh from the shell, not those run through a federally mandated pasteurization process that uses either heat or a chemical to kill off salmonella and other possible contaminants. They hunger for meat slaughtered on the farm. And they’re willing to pay a premium — $6, $8 or more — for a gallon of milk straight from the cow.
These hippies are worse than the drug-growing Taliban. Actually their beards give them a strong resemblance to Al Queda, the Taliban, and those menacing Amishing selling their roadside raw milk.
So despite research outlining the dangers of consuming raw milk and other unprocessed foods, they’re finding ways to circumnavigate federal, state and local laws that seek to control what they can serve at the dinner table. Such defiance, they said, comes from growing distrust of a food sector that has become more industrialized and consolidated — and whose products have been at the root of some of the country’s deadliest food contamination cases.
What a determined and resourceful enemy! Americans need to understand: if you buy raw milk, then you are supporting terrorists.
During the 2008 election cycle, there was great momentum among young voters 18-30 towards Barack Obama’s candidacy for President. You had celebrities touting his candidacy and YouTube videos dedicated in Obama‘s honor. A few months ago, I had written a post on Bearing Drift chronicling the growing dissatisfaction among young voters with President Obama, according to a Pew Research Study, and another recently released study is confirming the continued dissatisfaction.
Recently, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Obama losing to a Republican challenger by 37-34 percent. With unemployment numbers being at an all-time high and many of these young voters out of work, this is not surprising. Many young voters who supported Obama are becoming impatient, as he failed to fulfill his campaign promises of creating new jobs. The stimulus legislation has failed to yield new employment opportunities, and now, many young voters are realizing that they will be paying for the excessive debt left behind by this administration (and the previous administration).
Does this bode well for the GOP in embracing young voters? There is always a possibility, but it remains to be seen who can attract the voters by utilizing common sense, conservative principles in 2012. Right now, the GOP needs to field a candidate, who is fiscally conservative and will lead the country by following the Constitution. This candidate needs to be concerned with addressing and curbing government spending, while providing businesses with tax incentives to keep jobs in America. However, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in terms of reforming the party structure between now and 2012.
Police got lucky here…the baby didn’t retaliate. Should have called a SWAT team for back-up.
Hey GOP, can I offer some advice to you? I know that you want to focus on policy this election, but there is something else you should focus your campaign strategy on as well. Currently, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) is going to trial for various corruption charges.
Now, I know what you are going to say (blame it on my inner psychic), “Hey CCC, why focus on Rangel?” Rangel is part of Congress’ wave of ethic and legislative corruption. Look at what has happened since Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership took over Congress. There have been several sexual harassment suits filed, rules violations, shady Senate appointments, the buying off of primary candidates, and my favorite (go grab a “Tickle Me Massa” doll), the so-called tickle incident.
Things are boding to well for Congress right now. Their approval rating sits at 38%, with votes of little to no competence. Is it any wonder why? While I agree that policy is the chief strategy, the GOP should focus on these ethics violations and continue tying Democrats to them.
The good people of Taneytown, Maryland are ticked. Why, you ask? Let’s take a road trip shall we. Taneytown is a small town located off of Maryland Route 140 and 194. It’s a two stoplight kind of town, where you could walk around at 2 in the morning without being harmed or fearful of your life being at stake. For full disclosure, I spent 22 years of my life in this town. Currently, the town is in the midst of a streetscape project, where they are tearing up the main thoroughfares (Maryland Route 140…otherwise known as East Baltimore Street to the locals, and Maryland Route 194…otherwise known as Frederick or York Streets to the locals) for water pipes, etc. This project has made life hell for those living in this town, and some even view it as a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Meanwhile, people have been expressing their outrage about this project. There’s a group on Facebook showing their disdain, and one particular YouTube user has taken the message to a wider audience proving how bad the traveled thoroughfares are.
(Scenes from East Baltimore Street…Maryland Route 140 Westbound)
(Scenes from York Street (Maryland Route 194 Southbound), headed towards the intersection of East Baltimore Street)
(Scenes from Chevro Drive, turning onto East Baltimore Street)
Who knows if this social media effort will work? It does prove a point…don’t get mad, put it on YouTube and start a revolution.
The Economic Collapse blog has a sobering view of this:
The entire post is worth reading to get a good comparison of American society during the great depression and now. Here’s a primer:
Today most Americans are completely obsessed with the silliest of things. They wonder how Lindsay Lohan is going to fare in jail and they agonize over who LeBron James is going to play basketball for. But when it comes to the things that really matter, most Americans are completely clueless. For example, while most Americans would agree that we are experiencing difficult economic times right now, most of them would also argue that our economic system is in fundamentally good shape and that things will get back to “normal” at some point. Those of us who are trying to warn America of the impending economic nightmare are dismissed as “doom and gloomers” and “conspiracy theorists”. But of course, as with so many things, the passage of time will tell who was right and who was wrong. Below there is a chart that I want all of you to burn into your memory. It is a chart of total U.S. debt as a percentage of GDP from 1870 until 2009. This chart clearly and succinctly communicates the horror of the debt bubble that we are currently dealing with. When this debt bubble pops, it is going to make the Great Depression look like a Sunday picnic.
Looking at the trend over the last forty years, the only one making sense on this is Ron Paul:
When are we going to stop and think: maybe we are not on the right course? Of course we could look at more current statistics in the last month or two, and say, “Oh, everything is on its way up,” but, quite frankly, if you’ve been unemployed, and unemployment is getting worse, they’re not waiting for a double-dip, they’ve been in one big dip. And the fact that there is a few statistics that shows that there’s been a bump in the financial markets,…it really doesn’t reassure the people. So, I’m looking for the day that we look at the fundamentals…looking at our monetary policy…looking at our fiscal policy…and just wondering: how did we get in this mess? And someday, I would also like to suggest that the people whom were right on this, for the past ten years, …who knew about the bubbles,…warned about the bubbles,…who said this was coming…I don’t know why we just don’t talk to them and say: “How were you guys right?”
But really. Why would anyone listen to these doom-and-gloom conspiracy theories?
Guest Post by Citizen Seeker
“Lindsey Graham is all 5-foot-7 with his shoes on, but these days he towers above his Senate colleagues.” – Dana Milbank, Washington Post, after Graham’s vote in favor of Elena Kagan
If you are a Republican officeholder in the current environment and the above words are written about you, prepare for a career beyond politics. It’s over.
Very little is so damning for any politician as exalting praise from committed partisan enemies for selling out your own team – and few things are considered as unforgivable by either party’s base. With our own base completely out of patience these days, Republican officeholders need to understand that while they are still at liberty to take their 30 pieces of silver, their careers will not long survive the exchange.
Looking ahead to 2011, when the Washington Post‘s editors are making endorsement decisions in over 100 local and state races in Northern Virginia, this is a lesson worth bearing in mind locally, too.
While the Post occassionally endorses a Republican because they are thoroughly embarassed by the Democrat and there are some districts where a Post endorsement can be a benefit, it is worth remembering that praise from the Washington Post is as often poisonous. With the WaPo’s already tarnished reputation suffering further under Weigelgate, the New Black Panther story, the JournoList story, and others, the ideal outcome for a Republican may well be the one achieved by Ken Cuccinelli in 2007: the Post was too embarassed by Oleszek to endorse her, but could hardly bring itself to endorse a man who presented such a legitimate and unwavering threat to their agenda.
Oscar Wilde once wrote that “you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies”. The nakedly partisan Washington Post is as worthy as an enemy can get for any Republican – and your own friends and supporters make for poor substitutes.
From Fox 5, Atlanta.
In Loganville, Georgia, uppity citizens need to understand who is the boss in this country:
The Loganville man said found his stepson Wednesday, dead inside his garage. The 24-year-old had committed suicide.
“I tried to do CPR on him and couldn’t bring him back. I yelled for people in the neighborhood to call 911,” said Dixon.
When police and emergency crews arrived, Dixon said paramedics took over the rescue effort.
“I left the garage, walked to the front door. One of the police officers came up behind me, grabbed my arm, and said, ‘You need to sit down.’ I jerked my arm away from him and said, ‘Don’t touch me.’ That’s all I said to the man, and he tackled me,” Dixon said.
Dixon said other officers then joined in and two allegedly held him down, while two others punched him in the face.
When police say calm down, you calm down.
This father is lucky, because if he had been black or a dog, then a SWAT team would have been called in, the father would have been shot, and marijuana residue would have been found somewhere in the house.