Thursday, December 31, 2009
Imagine this, a "study" has shown that teenagers who were spanked, are better as teenagers, than kids who weren't spanked. Who knew? Everybody who spanked their kids, that's who.
But it's a much bigger picture, and as usual, the really educated people missed it.
The people who don't spank are also going to be liberal, PC, progressive, and think Johnny and Janey can do no wrong. We all know these idiots. Their little darlings wreak havoc wherever they go and the parents say, "
...it's a 'phase'...",
"...'we're' experimenting with destruction...",
",...she'll grow out of these tantrums in a while, I'm just going to let her learn on her own...".
Yeah, that's why they are so well adjusted when they hit the adult workforce, right? These children are raised in permissive atmospheres that give the little twits a feeling of superiority and expectation that takes them into the teen years with an attitude of the same, but them fueled by raging hormones. But, they'll grow out of it.
To which, I say, "...aw, BULLSHIT!" But I'm old fashioned, what do I know. After all, my sons were in that unfortunate group that chose the military because they didn't have anything else.
Here's my take on spanking.
Back during the old Cold War days, the East and West practiced what was called Nuclear Detente. Nobody wanted to launch first because they knew that the other guys would wipe them off the face of the Earth. My kids, and now my grandkids are being raised in that same spirit. I call it,
My kids knew then, and the g'sons know now, don't start anything, I would then, and still will now, spank them off the face of the Earth. Oddly enough, the 5 g'sons are better for me, and Grandma Schteveo, than for anyone else. Go figure. For that matter, my son's both know when NOT to F**k with me too. They are 35 and 28. My daughters-in-law know this too. I am not one to be trifled with, and for the most part people are kind and friendly at my house. Again, go figure.
Happy New Year to all, and see ya' next year.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
In Amerika, every law enforcement officer in the country, be they local, state, or federal, is mandated by law to abide by that standard. So why would yo president allow a foreign police agency to come here and be, "above and beyond any of our laws"? Why would Mullah Odumbo give INTERPOL, the international police agency, diplomatic immunity in this country, making them "literally immune" to any of our laws? It is a status reserved for foreign diplomats ONLY! Even members of congress and the courts don't enjoy such privileges.
Of course, our diplomats enjoy those privileges overseas. And while the FBI operates in many countries, they have nowhere near that kind of unlimited freedom and protection. (not even here at home) They are always subject to the laws and rules of the country they're in. So what's going on here? Keep in mind that INTERPOL works for, and answers to, the International Criminal Court. That's the same court that socialists and Marxists have been working hard to have replace our judicial system.
From the very beginning, Chairman Odumbo has seen himself not as the American president, but as the worlds president. He does not believe America should be a sovereign nation, but rather, a part of a global community. Sounds like Hitlary's "global village" theory, doesn't it. Is this unheard of move a step in that direction?
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
One thing we know for sure is that the First Ho is there, along with the First Mother-in-law, and their entourage of White servants. And since We The Fools are picking-up the tab, i wonder who else we're paying for.
a) Would knowing who the visiting friend actually is anger the public or, perhaps be a political liability for Mullah Odumbo? Hmm...
b) Since We The Fools are paying almost $5K-per-day, just for the place, don't we have the right to know who actually owns it and is getting our money? Hmm...
c) Would GWB have been allowed this kind of secrecy? Hmm... (he wasn't)
BTW, Santa brought me a new, custom-made pool cue for Christmas. No, it's not the .45 Colt Kimbar i've been looking at, but i'm very happy!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Make sure you read #13
Dear Civilians, 'We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation has many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military.For those of you who can't join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas where we would like your assistance:
1. The next time you see any adults talking (or wearing a hat) during the playing of the National Anthem - kick their ass.
2. When you witness, firsthand, someone burning the American Flag in protest - kick their ass.
3. Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans. If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second. Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these veterans made to make this Nation great. Then hold them down while a disabled veteran kicks their ass.
4.. If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were. Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDUs) or Jungle Fatigues, telling others that you used to be 'Special Forces'. Collecting GI Joe memorabilia, might have been okay when you were seven years old, now, it will only make you look stupid and get your ass kicked.
5. Next time you come across an *Air Force* member, do not ask them, 'Do you fly a jet?' Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Such ignorance deserves an ass-kicking (children are exempt).
6. If you witness someone calling the *US Coast Guard* 'non-military', inform them of their mistake - and kick their ass.
7. Next time Old Glory (the US flag) prances by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart. Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her - of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe ass-kicking.
8. Don't try to discuss politics with a military member or veteran. We are Americans, and we all bleed the same, regardless of our party affiliation. Our Chain of Command is to include our Commander-In-Chief (CinC). The President (for those who didn't know) is our CinC regardless of political party. We have no inside track on what happens inside those big important buildings where all those representatives meet. All we know is that when those civilian representatives screw up the situation, they call upon the military to go straighten it out. If you keep asking us the same stupid questions repeatedly, you will get your ass kicked.
9. 'Your mama wears combat boots' never made sense to me - stop saying it! If she did, she would most likely be a vet and therefore would kick your ass!
10. Bin Laden and the Taliban are not Communists, so stop saying 'Let's go kill those Commies !' And stop asking us where he is! Crystal balls are not standard issue in the military. That reminds me - if you see anyone calling those damn psychic phone numbers, let me know, so I can go kick their ass!
11. 'Flyboy' (*Air Force*), 'Jarhead' (*Marines*), 'Grunt' (*Army*), 'Squid' (*Navy*), 'Puddle Jumpers' (*Coast Guard*), etc., are terms of endearment we use describing each other. Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them. Using them could get your ass kicked.
12. Last, but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen far from home wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, our Country would get its ass kicked.'It's the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.''It's the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.''It's the Veteran, not the community organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.''It's the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
'AND ONE MORE:
13. If you ever see anyone either standing for or singing the national anthem in Spanish - KICK THEIR ASS.ONE LAST THING: If you got this email and didn't pass it on - guess what - you deserve to get your ass kicked! I sent this to you, because I didn't want to get my ass kicked.
AND because I really liked the message it sends!
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!IN GOD WE TRUST!
Yesterday, Butch made the rounds of the Sunday morning "news" shows where she/he first said "the system worked". (WTF!) Could Butch have meant the terrorists system worked? By the time she/he hit the third show, her statement had changed "three times"! Perhaps seeing even the liberal talking heads laughing at her/his incredibly dumb statement caused the changes.
The sad (and scary) thing is, the only reason Napolitano ever got this highly-sensitive job is simply because she/he is a hard-core Leftist bull dyke. A clear indication came when she/he decided to change the term "terrorism" to "man-caused disasters". You can bet all her heavy flannel shirt-wearing dyke friends were ecstatic with that move. Like Mullah Odumbo in his job, Butch is totally unqualified for this extremely important position. And, just like Odumbo, Butch sounds like a total asshole when speaking without a staff of writers first penning every word. Apparently, someone in this government has decided that a strict adherence to political correctness is what's going to keep Americans safe. Now you know one of the reasons i prefer to drive to Florida, rather than fly...
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Uncle Fu wanted me to pass on his favorite Christmas Cookie recipe.
Good baking to All, from Uncle Fu.
Jack Daniel's Christmas cookies!
1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup or brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Jack Daniel's Whiskey.
Sample the Jack to check quality. Take a large bowl, Check the Jack again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, Pour one level cup and drink.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter, in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one peastoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the whiskey is still ok, try another Cup of that JD just in case. You don’ wanna make anybutty sick.
Turn off the mixerater thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off the floor that bissed the mowl.
Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaters just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample OL’ Mr. Jack one more time for sexkurity and to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who geeves a rat’s hat!!
Check the Jack Daniel's. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table.
Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.
Greash the oven.
Turn the cake pan 360 degrees and try not to fall over.
Don't forget to beat off the turner.
Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Dack Janiel's and make sure to put the stove in the wishdasher.
I’m ownah go take a nap…
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
And what if i also told you that on that same WH tree, you could find another ornament with the face of a well-known drag queen? No, i haven't been drinking. Well, not that much. Now remember, you and i paid for that tree, and it's in what we've been led to believe is, The Peoples House. Fundamentally change America? Apparently, that's exactly what Mullah Odumbo is doing, but it's the kind of change that makes real Americans reach for their guns, ropes, and torches!
P.S. Let me take this opportunity to wish all the members of our little family, and their loved ones, a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Because of his embarrassing failure in Copenhagen, perhaps Mullah Obama is starting to realize he can't con the rest of the world as easily as he can con the American people...
Monday, December 21, 2009
Most of you have much more formal education than I amassed. Having said that, and I've said before, I'm as unimpressed with higher education as I could ever be. Most people cease learning at about 15 or 16. After that, they just pass the tests to get through it. To prove they aren't very smart, a majority of them voted for Barrack Hussein Obama last year, right?
To prove my point, the Associated Press gets skewered regularly by us for idiot phrasing and word use. Today's entry is a dilly. The topic is natural gas. Oddly, it appears that it's in the Middle East where most of the oil already lies buried. Here's the headline, emphasis, mine, all mine!!
Gas could be the CALVARY in global warming fight
The article is about natural gas finds. But is it really under where Jesus was crucified? No, it's here in North America actually. I've read a number of articles about it recently.
But the AP, has done a boo boo with respect to phrasing. The headline clearly says, natural gas is THE SAVIOR, I still don't think that's what they meant to say. How often does the MSM talk down any possibility of the existence of the Judeo-Christian God? Every day, that's how often. Why now, then, use that as an example?
Here's what I think. The word they actually meant to use was CAVALRY, as in, John Wayne, on a horse, saber in hand, charges in to save the wagon train. But they used the word many people use for that, a malapropism, CALVARY, the place where a quite different savior was known to have once been.
They could, of course meant that natural gas would save us the way Jesus did, or does, but I really doubt that was their point. Especially given their ongoing war against Jesus, his followers and given the MSM's propensity for total and undeniable idiocy.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Oh, did you think it actually had something to do with the environment? (LOL) The only environment these crooks care about is the environment in their off-shore bank accounts. Remember, when fat Al left the WH he had a net worth of $5 million. Today, that worth is "over $100 Million"! Could people around the world love hearing him speak that much? I doubt it, since fat Al has the personality of a shoelace. But one thing fat Al and his EnviroNazi pals do know, and that is how to invent and run a world-wide scam. I just wonder if there's enough brain-power and intelligence left in the American people to stop this con, which would be the greatest rip-off in the history of mankind and make slaves of us all...
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Is it just me, or does that sound like, "hey guys, buy more ammo"? And since he knows a whole lot more about what's really going on behind the scenes than we do, is Newt telling us to "get ready"? With the incredible power the EPA has just granted itself, all they need is a nod from comrade Obummer, and they will be into every single aspect of our lives. There's not one thing we do on a daily basis that won't be regulated in one way or another. Light bulbs, cars, food, home heating and cooling, your TV set, and everything else we do or have. Socialism? We're getting into hard-core Marxism now! This is the kind of stuff Hugo, and Kim Jong, and Fidel do.
The article implies the possibility of legal action against comrade Obummer if he signs an international treaty with the global warming psycho's in Denmark. But who will bring that action? Would that be the job of the congress? (fat chance!) Since a private citizen can not sue the president or congress, who is it left up to?
There was a time in our history when Americans picked-up arms and went to war over far less than what's being done to us. If we stay silent, we will most likely lose what freedoms we have left. If we wait for the next election, all we'll do is give the corrupt politicians something else to laugh at, since that will change nothing, (as usual) and they know it.
Is it time for the tree of liberty to be refreshed again?
Schumer calls flight attendant who told him to turn off cell phone 'bitch'
Sen. Chuck Schumer had harsh words for a flight attendant who told him to turn off his phone for takeoff.
"Bitch!" the senior senator was overheard Sunday saying to his hand-picked seat-mate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after arguing with a flight attendant that he should not have to obey Federal Aviation Administration rules.
Schumer's office later admitted to Politico.com that he said it -- but the poll-challenged Gillibrand, who has been strongly backed by Schumer against potential rivals, declined to confirm it and even called his behavior "polite."
The jerk... and jerkette! This entire article infuriates me but doesn't surprise me. This is a reflection of every man, woman, he-woman and she-man in the democratic (mainly) senate. I will not apologize for the title of this blog!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Indiana School Removes 'Allah' From Holiday Show After Protests
An elementary school in Indiana reportedly removed a mention of Allah in its holiday show after protests from a national conservative Christian group.
Lantern Road Elementary Principal Danielle Thompson told IndyStar.com that school officials in Fishers, Ind., attempted to teach inclusiveness through the second-grade program that included portions on Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Las Posadas and Kwanzaa.
"It went off last night without a hitch," Thompson told the Web site. "Several families thought it was a nice program."
Thompson said officials removed the phrase "Allah is God," however, after the American Family Association complained about the program on its electronic newsletter. The alteration was made because no other deities were named in the program.
Shariq Siddiqui, executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, told the Web site that the decision to remove the word Allah was most certainly not inclusive.
I think we should be inclusive at all holidays. During Ramadan, I think right after they have the call to prayer, they should BE REQUIRED to read Luke 2: 8 - 14.
And for the un-informed, Las Posadas is STILL a Christian thing, and STILL about Christmas. As Christian as Italians eating fish on Christmas Eve, but Spanish instead. Screw the rest of it!! This time of the year is about TWO count them, just T...W...friggin' O Holidays. Christmas and Hannukah. How about the Muslims and Kwanzites "inclusive" us during Ramadan and Kwanza, then maybe we'll be inclusive back....NOT!!
As my Uncle Fu would say, "...inclusive MY ASS!!"
Uncle Fu's favorite Nephew
Sunday, December 13, 2009
These are the people who "worried" that GWB would "make" the spend a TRILLION DOLLARS.
There is only one thing to say, these people have got to go!! So much for no extensive new taxes, smaller, more efficient government agencies and TRANSPARENCY. What a bunch of lying MFers.
Time to lock and load kids.
Senate Sends $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill to Obama
I feel like Charlton Heston, "It's a mad house! A mad house!!"
Uncle Fu's favorite Nephew
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Afghanistan is probably the most unique war we've ever fought, in that, it's not even a real country, and there's no real way to tell who the enemy actually is. Does the terrorist who simply runs out of ammo instantly become a non-combatant, and therefor, a non-target? It's an interesting way to fight a war, assuming you don't care how many of your own warriors make it back home in one piece. But if you do care, then they shouldn't be sacrificed simply for someones PC'ized political motives. They are far too precious a resource to be squandered away like that. I know that the nitwit who occupied the Oval Office before Odumbo had nation-building on his small mind, but that's a fools errand. Afghanistan is not a nation. It never has been and never will be. They're very happy living in the 4th century, and we should leave them to it. The Russians found that out the hard way, and so will we. The terrorists we've killed there so far would be just as dead using air-power alone. We have that capability.
So i find myself doing something i never do, that is, taking the same position as many on the Left take when it comes to this war, albeit for very, very, different reasons. If you won't let highly-trained warriors do what they've been trained to do, then bring them home. Now! If you want "hand holders and baby sitters" instead of warriors, send in the Peace Corp. or comrade Odumbo's "civilian army of volunteers". And, if you want to build Afghanistan into a "nation", send Jimmy (peanut brain) Carter and his carpenters, and bring our brave fighters home. Now!
Friday, December 11, 2009
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.
If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.
If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn´t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don´t like be shut down.
If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn´t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it´s a foreign religion, of course!)
If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he's in labor and then sues.
If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".
You ever notice how things not necessarily connected, can get connected to each other, by a third thing or occurrence?
I read the posting, about a 1 million men army for the third time in as many weeks, and once again all I saw were the holes in it. A MILLION new soldiers, on OUR streets. And all by The Messiah's thin brown hand. It still sounds like bull shit to me. My uncle thinks so too, and he said so earlier.
Before I read it (again) I was cleaning up around my recliner, here in Casa de Schteveo. I've been battling a unknown intestinal illness since before Turkey Day that is keeping me posted there in that chair about 23 hours a day, so "things" had piled up. Two things were found under the table in my sorting.
A box of 9mm ammo, minus all but 6 rounds.
A 1941 nickel.
I collect old nickels, started 30 odd years ago when I worked at Dominos. I found several Buffalo Nickels in one night and that's how it started. Pure fascination with something most people overlook, 5 cents worth of silver and nickel. Not too many WWII or pre-war 5 centers left, but this one came out of change from our trip to Kentucky. It's been in circulation too, it's all beat to hell, hard to read, filthy, dinged and certainly 5 cents ain't what it was in 1941.
But I thought about finding that nickel, that 1941 nickel, just a few days after Pearl Harbor Day. Many of you may remember that I'm an old squid. (translation for you non-military types: Navy member; sailor) I got to thinking that the law of averages would tell us that this nickel was minted before December 7, 1941, it just WAS back then, it was alive then on that day of infamy. It may well have traveled far and wide in some sailor's or some soldier's or some airmen's pocket or gear to Europe, Africa or Asia. Regardless, it was alive, from then, until now, 68 years.
But even though I've looked at thousands of nickels, this morning it made a difference, connected with that million troop article, and the ammunition. Here's how.
While I was cleaning, I had on TCM, they were showing a WWII movie, "This Land is Mine". I've seen it in pieces before but never from start to finish. It's about a small town in Europe where the Nazi's are already well intrenched and the Americans are bombing regularly to get them out. Some of the towns people side with the bombers, others side with the Nazis. Charles Laughton plays a middle -aged, bachelor, a teacher who lives with his mother. He's a bit "feminine" for lack of a better term, a mommy's boy, a wimp. But he has a crush on one of the new, young teachers. Being a wimp, he does nothing about the girl, sides with no one over the war.
Events transpire to put him at odds with the traditional powers that be, accused of murder. The Nazis will see that he's freed, so he can teach National Socialism to the school children, help create the New World Order, for his new found Nazi friends. But after he gets that offer, he watches as the Nazis execute 10 of his townsmen, including the School Principal, his best friend. He finds his courage on the witness stand and tells of the deal to set him free. Ultimately the Nazis come to execute him for not kow towing to their will. They take him from his classroom where he's teaching about freedom.
OK, here's how it ties together, ready?
You can believe what you will about "troops" in your streets. You can believe what you want about Obama and his "power" to get 1 million troops in the streets. You can believe what you want about "foreign" or "new" troops on your streets. I've told you what I believe numerous times.
But, I know that many of the same people who were overtly isolationists before December 7, 1941, when that nickel was just a pup. Those same people were rabidly ready to defend this country by sundown that day. Given the old polling numbers on Dec 6, 1941, the majority of Americans DID NOT want to even supply arms to the Europeans who were fighting tyrannical powers. But after the country WAS attacked, things changed.
I believe the same thing will be true if presented, again, here in America. People who are not political, or who are anti-gun, anti-WTF have you, WILL NOT stand by and be subjugated by Obama, Yo Mama or Yo Yo Yo any fucking body else Yo got. They will not see their children abused or starved or mistreated. It will not happen. Hell, they won't let them be spanked at school NOW, yet you think they'll allow them to be pushed into a way of life mommmy and daddy don't want!!?
You do and believe what you want, I'll defend your right to do so. Me, my nickels and my ammunition will be shooting the first mother fucker who tries to take my nickels, my guns or the aforementioned ammunition. Regardless, I'm gonna go down fighting, 1941 nickel in pocket, guns in hand, believing that most Americans are going to protect themselves. Wimps now or not, when pushed to the right point. They’ll stand up.
That will include our friends and family in the military. They, like me, will follow their oath. An oath sworn to defend the Constitution, and the country. It's not an oath to defend Obama or any other temporary resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They'll stand up for that oath and for themselves.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
And the peoples response? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Monday, December 7, 2009
As i've said before, there is (IMO) only one way to defeat the Left, and that is to use their tactics. Simply being right, sensible, and rational, doesn't count any more, as the now-dead Republican party found out. We need leaders who are not afraid to "take the gloves off " and go for blood as those on the Left are in the habit of doing every day. Of course, the Left does have a major advantage, and that is the MSM, which makes everything the Left does and says appear to be right and true.
Being conservative in your political philosophy is one thing, but being conservative in your words and actions when fighting the Left is (IMO) a losing strategy. Just ask the Republicans who still don't get it. We had better start fighting, really fighting, or get used to wearing a leash...
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Too funny to pass up. And they never say whether she's somebodies Grandma or not!
Tarboro, N.C. — A Tarboro woman was recovering on Thursday after being run over by a herd of deer over the weekend.
Michelle Brewer said she was opening Brewer’s Fine Jewelry, 228 N. Main St., the store she co-owns with her husband, on Saturday morning when the incident occurred.
After Brewer parked her car next to the store, she walked around the corner and saw the deer.
“I remember seeing them and that was it,” Brewer said. “There was no time to do anything.”
A herd of about nine deer barreled down the sidewalk and ran over her.
Uncle Fu's favorite Nephew
Although this article is about the growing global-warming scam, and how some very powerful people are fighting hard to keep it alive, thus making sure that Trillions of our dollars are sent in their direction, along with total control over our lives, it also raises (IMO) some questions that may be far more important, questions, that up until the 60's, were not really necessary to ask, since back then, the MSM simply did it's job, which was to report "the factual news". The Viet Nam war changed all that. It was, for the most part, that war, and the phony issues created around it, that changed the MSM from "reporters of fact" to "Left-wing political activists".
When our Founding Fathers created the Constitution's First Amendment, which among other things, gave the press far-reaching privileges and protections, did they envision the all-powerful, answerable-to-no-one, highly-biased, Left-wing monster that exists today? Did they think the press would manipulate and abuse it's privileges and protections to the point where today, they are limitless? Was that really their intention?
So my questions are these;
1. Since the MSM has clearly decided to use it's privileges, rights, and protections to strongly advocate for a specific political agenda, have they gone beyond their protected and intended role to provide factual news?
2. And if so, should they still be entitled to those sacred rights, privileges, and protections when acting as zealous, politically motivated advocates of a specific agenda?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Bones, NCIS, CSI... Need I go on?
I wonder how much all of this constant exposure to death and gore is effecting us. I remember when I first watched "The Silence of the Lambs" and was grossed out when they used Vick's Vapo-Rub on their noses to hide the smell of the body they were looking at. In a movie, with an R rating, shown in Theaters only, they didn't even really show the body. That was about 20 years ago.
Now, we see on prime time TV every night, bodies being dismembered in the most graphic ways, full-on autopsies with internal organs strewn about - and we watch it all while we're eating dinner.
I must admit I like several of these shows, but it occured to me tonight - WTF is wrong with us? I just watched the new Bones, where a body left in a grease bin and cooked slowly over 2 weeks fell to pieces, skin sloughing, organs falling out... Compared with the modesty of Silence of the Lambs, this was about as graphic a thing you can imagine.
I'm not for censorship at all. I just wonder what happened to nuance and subtlety. I remeber that the looks on the faces of the actors, and the simple action of putting on Vick's vapo-rub under their noses being way more graphic and disturbing than watching a corpse being dimembered on TV tonight. Have we become so unimaginative that we cannot handle nuance anymore? Have we become desensitized?
Oh, yeah. No free pass there, right? Go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200, and the mainstream media drags you through the mud like they did to Chris Brown (and deservedly so).
Just to prove my point, how many of you are aware that Rhianna was seen to be assaulting Brown with her stiletto heels and slapping his face just seconds before he snapped and choked her? I’m not excusing his actions, but don’t you think that if HE gets destroyed for being a DV aggressor, that SHE ought to also, especially considering that SHE started the physical altercation?
And don’t give me that crap about girls being smaller and weaker than boys. A girl with a stiletto heel or a pissed wife with a 9 iron can do plenty of damage, thanks very much. (Besides, Tiger and Chris are both kind of girly, anyway).
This Goober doesn’t understand why people can’t just walk away… it is simple. Just. Walk. Away.
Look, Ma’-er-Senator, it has been pretty much generally accepted that the people at CRU, knowing that they were going to be forced to release this information via FOIA, dumped it onto an FTP server in Russia and then leaked that they had been hacked. This isn’t a hack or a theft, it is their attempt to de-legitimize the data (and subsequently, their long string of lies after lie) by saying it was stolen rather than release it via FOIA. This way, they can contest anything in there by saying that it has been modified by the “hacker”. See Junkscience.com for a pretty clear discussion on why this has become the accepted theory about what happened.
So, it has been pretty much proven at this point (I’m looking in your direction, Ed Begley, Jr.) that the peer-review process as it relates to global warming is a total fraud. It is clear to me that at least a few of these people need to be investigated and shackled with fraud charges. It also seems to me that some people that know what they are looking at need to analyze the code in the models to see if it is, indeed, as biased towards warming as the summary analyses have thus far claimed. If so, then Boxer, Gore, and all the other people using this as an excuse to grab control of our lives MUST step back and re-analyze this entire situation. Any failure to do that will reveal their true colors and prove what I’ve been saying all along – that AGW is and has always been a red herring created to use as an excuse to take control over us.
I would expect all freedom loving Americans to react accordingly to this revelation.
As i recall, we had a pretty good group going here, in spite of the fact that our founder and mommy Annie/Kim abandoned us. We never did find out why she left us, (at least i don't know) but hopefully, she and Jack are doing well shooting up the deserts of Nevada. (maybe)
So, what do you guys think? Is it just me, or is my impression shared by others? Maybe the number of our friends who check-in and comment will give us the answer...