Friday, January 17, 2014

Imbeciles in America

I am devoting this blog to the ridiculous and stupid antics of people in positions of responsibility who really appear to be imbeciles, or at the very least, afraid of society in general. This category also includes attorneys, state and federal, politicians and government at all levels.

Feb 18, 2014.

John Kerry, now the US Secretary of Sate, says that
"And in a sense, climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." – John Kerry 
It is my understanding that if the Earth;s temperature rises an average of 1.5 degrees centigrade that the world's sea levels will rise around 2 feet in the next 50 years.  Well, I don't know about most everybody else, but it seems to me that this would affect people who own beach front property the most.  So what we have here from the climate change extremists is another opportunity to drag billions, trillions, of dollar from the middle class in order to help out those in the top 1%.  While climate change is a sure thing (it's been happening since there was an Earth), it is still unclear whether CO2 causes climate change or that climate change increases CO2 in the atmosphere, or that it is being caused by the activities of people.  So why bankrupt the middle class to ensure that the rich keep their beach front vacation homes?


While normal people morn the passing of Shirley Temple Black, our friends on the left show their respect in ways you cannot imagine.  You will have to have a look for yourself on Twitchy

Re-printable examples include...
"Twenty years from now most of the Republican Party will be dead. Shirley Temple was just another old conservative who now can't vote." - Nate Igor Smith
"Shirley Temple Black was an inspiration to so many child stars who dreamed of becoming adult Republican idiots." - Gil A. Waters 
"I had no idea Shirley Temple was such a staunch Republican. I guess the "Good Ship Lollipop" was really a INS deportation boat." - James Kass
"RIP to adorable child Shirley Temple who died long ago, withered into a steely-eyed conservative hate-creature." — Connor Goldsmith  
"also shirley temple was racist in case anybody is wondering" - Or Naaaaah
Jay Carney, First rate imbecile or snake oil salesman.  Take your pick.  He says that the word "freedom" is just a buzzword.
"It’s not anything but an added choice that they have that allows them more freedom, to use a certain buzzword, more choice." -IJR, Caroline Schaeffer,  Feb 05, 2014
Apparently freedom doesn't mean much if you are a supporter of the Democratic Party.


Jan 17, 2014

Today I learned that a teacher stopped a child's presentation when the child mentioned Jesus. the story, titled "Teacher Tells Student Not to Talk About Bible in School: Lawyer", dtd Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014.

"First grader Brynn Williams wanted to present her family's Christmas tradition of a star of Bethlehem at her school in the Temecula Valley Unified School District in Riverside County on Dec. 19 but was told she could not present it, according to lawyers for the Advocates for Faith & Freedom, which works to preserve religious liberty in the legal system."  Jason Kandel and Tony Shin, NBC LA 
You can have classes about Islam in public schools, but references to Christian religion is vehemently prohibited.

Then their is this.. Teacher Tells Student "Jesus Not Allowed in School": Lawyer

"A teacher threw away religious messages attached to candy canes that a first grader tried to pass around to classmates, according to a lawyer for the student."  -
By Jason KandelAndrew Lopez and Kathy Vara,
Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014


Will Benghazi Facts Penetrate The Right-Wing Bubble?

California grants law license to illegal immigrant (Published January 02, 2014 Associated Press)

"SAN FRANCISCO –  The California Supreme Court granted a law license Thursday to a man who has lived in the U.S. illegally for two decades, a ruling that advocates hope will open the door to millions of immigrants seeking to enter other professions such as medicine, accounting and teaching."

A panel of judges decides that rewarding illegal behavior is OK.

OK, more overreach The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case concerning the legality of buying a firearm as gift from a legal purchaser, bought legally and then given to someone, a family member in this case, who also is a legal gun owner .  Ridiculous.

U.S. Supreme Court Hearing Oral Arguments on Second Amendment (Tuesday, January 21, 2014, From a news release by WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey)
"The case, Abramski v. United States of America, challenges whether federal law prohibits citizens who legally buy a firearm from a licensed dealer with the intention of then selling that gun to another private citizen who also may legally own and purchase firearms. The Obama administration argues that the citizen who buys and then sells the gun is acting as a “straw purchaser,” which they claim is illegal under several federal statutes."  - huntingtonnews.xom

More to come...

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Huffington Post Wants To Know Who You Are.... Why?

A few days ago, December 10th, 2013, I went to my usual stomping grounds at the Huffington Post (Huff Po) and I found that I could no longer post comments and replies to other posts and articles published there.  Huffington Post has a new "state of civility" to enforce and they are doing it by requiring your Huffington Post account be linked to your Facebook account.

Oh Joy!

I read Huff Po's blog about the change and after a few days mulling it over, I decided to try it out.  I clicked on a "reply" icon to someone's post and was presented with a show stopping notification that read,
"To promote more civil discussion and accountability in the Huffington Post community, beginning today, all of those who wish to make a comment will be asked to verify their HuffPost account. For further info and access to the verification process, click to continue."
There were two choices: "Cancel" or "Continue".  Next to the cancel it reads " - I only want to fave comments and fan other users".  Next to Continue is " - Tell me more about how to verify my account."

Of course I clicked cancel and left it at that. About a week later I decided to check it out a little further and gave it a shot.  Their FAQ's said that I could choose to display my full name, first initial and last, or first and initial of my last name.  So, OK, I can get comfortable with that.

This time I clicked on Continue.

From here I clicked on the FAQ's and privacy policy links. I then learned what they want access to. "friend list, email address, news feed, birthday, interests, current city, personal description and likes"

Then I clicked cancel again.

Now I'm trying to think of some reasonable purpose for Huff Po to require all of this information.  I can understand a business wanting to gather personal information for targeted advertising, but what will they do with your friends list?  Target them as well? Frankly, I prefer not to give away personal information to monolithic corporations that have little in the way of accountability and have them bothering my friends and acquaintances while they are at it.

It also gives them much more insight into who you are, what you think of various topics that make news these days such as politics, gay activism, religion, the healthcare debate, and which politicians you support and which ones you don't.

And let's be clear.  The left, the progressives, and their politicians cannot withstand the light of truth and absolutely cannot have their poor performance made into an issue. Fortunately for them the legacy media keeps that in check.  They rely on Orwellian politically based spin and shared talking points to get ahead in government. Even the label "liberal" is Orwellian when you see what these people are up to.  They preach tolerance but only tolerate views that mimic their views.  One example of their If you think that doesn't happen, see how the vindictive gay community came down on Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty for paraphrasing a Bible verse when asked but homosexuality.  Just look at the war on marriage, on Christmas, on religion, on wages and on healthcare.  It's all part of the progressive agenda.

With that in mind, and after reading posts from liberals, progressives and hard core partisans on the Huffington Post, I can easily predict that the information they gather would be used to help keep the opposition in line: to shut them up by exposing them to the leftists in media and be publicly ridiculed, marginalized, while not caring that it costs people their jobs in a time when a job is a precious commodity.  No doubt this will happen to some unsuspecting conservative when they find out who he/she is.  And why would I think that?

I've read thousands of posts that are downright hateful.  This group will attempt to marginalize anyone who disagrees with them.  That is why it is important to keep your cool when reading responses to your own posts.  I have been called every disparaging name you can think of from Tea bagger to bigot, racist, anti-gay, stupid, uneducated, low information voter, faux news mouthpiece, corporate tool, backwards, mouth breather, superstitious and hateful.  Of course knowing that it's a tactic rather than an analysis, and are far far from reality, I can ignore it in my responses.  This leads me to why I think making your life an open book to Huff Po could turn out to be an extraordinarily bad thing. After all, there is no guarantee that an Edward Snowden type of employee or contractor isn't going to give your information to other self-styled high minded progressives to shut the offender down.

It's clear to me that this Facebook link is a bad idea dreamed up people on the losing side of political debate.  The only way progressives can gain support and win political power is by lying, distracting, hiding, delaying and blaming others for their own shortsightedness and failed programs*. So it is only logical that they would try to prevent opposing opinions from being spread around.  For your evidence, just look at some of the progressive politicians actions.

This is a bad move by Huffington Post and will cost them many followers. I'd be interested in knowing how many others decided the risk wasn't worth it either.

* It may intentional.  The policies that kill family economies drives people to the government's benevolence. The government has pretty much replaced more traditional forms of charity as is their goal, IMHO.