Monday, July 25, 2011

Late-term aborted baby girl lies in open casket

Shocking photo: late-term aborted baby lies in open casket at city hall funeral

Orlando, FL, July 25, 2011 ( – On this past Thursday, July 21, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, preached at a memorial service for an aborted baby girl.

The child was intact and her body was retrieved after a late-term abortion. The memorial service, organized by Operation Save America, was held outside of City Hall in Orlando. [Full]

Baby Esther - Full Term Aborted

Some of you may also have watched the Hitler Channel episode last night— where Heinrich Himmler deigned to watch his extermination squads at work shooting Jews.  The sight of it made him faint, and caused him to yell "Do it quickly ... do it quickly."   After the war of course the allies forced Germans living near the killing camps to walk through and view the piles of corpses.  I would similarly force every professional democrat to view this picture.  Bill Clinton especially,  who vetoed legislation that would haved ended what can only be described as murder.


A simple request ...

A simple request

Chit Chat

One lazy Sunday morning the wife and I were quiet and thoughtful, sitting around the breakfast table when I said to her unexpectedly, "When I die, I want you to sell all my stuff, immediately."

"Now why would you want me to do something like that?" she asked. 

"I figure a woman as fine as yourself would eventually remarry and I don't want some other asshole using my stuff."

She looked at me intently and said: "What makes you think I'd marry another asshole?"


Huffington: ‘The stimulus package failed’

Arianna Huffington: ‘The stimulus package failed’

 Yes, Arianna says the $787 stimulus package hasn't worked. And you'll never guess why! Go ahead, guess.

 "During the online 'Green Room' segment of ABC's 'This Week' on Sunday, Huffington said 

"The stimulus package failed because it was all over the map...  It was not a targeted, clear jobs creation program."

Capturing a cow for further study

I didn't know this was still questionable.  Huffington argued:
 “When you consider that infrastructure is crumbling and we have 20 percent of construction workers unemployed, surely there is something we can be doing.” 
Well, that was precisely what, according to Obama, the stimulus $$ would be used for in large part - repairing crumbling infrastructure.  So what happened?

#Would Obama's Infrastructure-Stimulus Proposal Spend Money in the ... 8, 2010
#Critics to Obama: Spend the Stimulus Money Already - ABC News Jul 10, 2009
#New Obama plans: 'spend our way out' of downturn
#YouTube - Limbaugh: Where Did The Dead Spend Their Stimulus Money ‏ 4min - Oct 8, 2010

That's right.  Almost all of it went to reward his friends, and create more strangling government.. EPA received more than $7 billion in stimulus funds. Most of it was directed to 4,687 projects, many of which purchased signs. And do tell me, when was the last time EPA created anything that did not undermine industry? 

Why am I bothering?

Muslims hang 8-year-old boy in southern Afghanistan

Into the mix
Muslims hang 8-year-old boy in southern Afghanistan

Yes, Weep
The boy was kidnapped Friday. It was unclear when he was killed.

The incident comes amid a recent wave of attacks on local officials who are considered anti-Taliban. Less than two weeks ago, Ahmed Wali Karzai, Karzai's half-brother and a provincial council chief in neighboring Kandahar, was killed in his home by a longtime bodyguard.

What happened in Norway is an everyday fact of life somewhere in greater Islam. I'm just saying.

Phony Arbitron Ratings

Playing "Let's Pretend"

"A new Arbitron report shows Rush Limbaugh's ratings down 33 percent from a year ago and Sean Hannity down 28 percent over the same time period." Crain's New York Business Newsletter

"Is right-wing talk dying?" John Avlon asked hopefully at The Daily Beast.

A few years ago, Arbitron began phasing out diaries and brought in the Portable People Meters, or PPMs. These pager-sized devices automatically record whatever their wearers hear as they go about their day. No need to rely upon fallible human memories, or worry about diarists "fudging" their feedback or forgetting to send it in.

The PPM sounded like the accurate, scientific ratings system sponsors and programmers always hoped would be invented.

Until the first batch of ratings came in, showing conservative talk going strong and certain, urban and minority programs far lower than ever calculated before.


Let's Pretend
Minority station owners immediately complained. Attorneys general of New York, New Jersey and Maryland filed suits, and Congressmen Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., called for investigations into Arbitron, charging that the PPM system was discriminating against minorities.

Arbitron moved quickly to placate minority owned stations, their listeners and sponsors. Precisely what the ratings-tracker did remains a trade secret, but Jeffrey Lord's investigation led him to the following conclusion: that Arbitron raised its payouts to PPM participants from $50 a month to as high as $200 (at least according to an industry insider who spoke to Lord anonymously) in order to incentivize lower-income, and thus more minority, participation.

Shortly thereafter, the Arbitron ratings of Hispanic and urban radio stations returned to pre-PPM heights, while talk radio ratings showed those precipitous drops that led to so much crowing in the liberal commentariat earlier this year.

Read more: Is 'fix' in to sink ratings for Rush, Savage, other conservatives?

There's a criminal aspect to this story. If it's true, it seems to me then that Arbitron has engaged in a massive price fixing scheme to redirect revenue into the pockets of the undeserving.  In other words, being Liberal, but in a criminally liable and prosecutable manner.  I'm sure Eric Holder will be all over this one.

Boehner Fox News Sunday

Boehner was brilliant  ...
Well, acquitted himself nicely anyway 

Boehner was brilliant on his FoxNews Sunday interview with Chris Wallace. Compared to the waffling of Tim Geithner in the preceding interview ...  It is the first time, in following politics for 40 years, that I have seen a Republican politician exhibit real political courage. Republicans, especially in the Senate, have become very frightened of the power of the mainstream media. They cower in fear at the thought of getting bashed by the liberals. The Old Guard Republicans have been reduced to operating in the shadows, in back rooms, committees and commissions; with their only strategy consisting of trying to win elections to get more power in Washington D.C. They have no fight in them. They have become cowards.

That's why Boehner was such a refreshing surprise on Sunday. Watch the video. He is actually standing his ground and fighting when most all of the Old Guard Republicans, even conservative commentators, have turned and run, scared silly of being blamed for an Armageddon. (If the stock market drops significantly on Monday, I am buying because it will be a short term panic, which are always great money making opportunities.) Boehner is going to do the right thing for the country -- he said just that, literally, several times during the interview, and I believe him. He said that he didn't take the job for the fancy title, he took it to get something accomplished. He said he doesn't care about the Asian Markets, because he cares more about jobs and the future of America.  [Free Republic comment]

What I took away from this is, yes, give Boner some credit for his public display of backbone.  Clap clap clap.  But it's clear that only pressure from House Teaparty Republicans have kept him from agreeing to even more "revenue" than the 800B in "flatter, fairer taxes"  he says are still on the table.  BTW, calling tax increases  "new revenue" doesn't show the same creativity as the  Milhouse Solution (see below)," but nice try. And again, what is this default thing I keep hearing about, if we refuse to print more Monopoly money? Default on what?  Really.  I'm old and afraid to go outside. 

Revisiting The Milhouse Solution

Revisiting The Milhouse Solution

Professor Obama: :"FDR was fiscal conservative"

History à la carte
Contrary to myth ...

FDR History Expert

[...] No one grew the size of government, taxation and spending in peacetime the way Roosevelt did, Powell said.

“FDR tripled taxes and spending more than doubled from 1933 to 1940,” Powell said. “That was the biggest increase in peacetime spending in American history. Before that, the biggest increases in spending came during wars.”

Further, the New Deal did not bring the economy back and prolonged recovery, Powell said, as unemployment was still at 17 percent by 1940, before war spending began to pull the country out of the depression.

“There were a number of New Deal policies that make it harder and more expensive to hire people,” Powell continued. “Compulsory unionism made it more costly to hire people. The more expensive something is the less you get of it. The more you subsidize something, the more you have of it.”

Despite the $500 billion spent under FDR through various programs, the unemployment rate in the United States did not significantly decrease until after the U.S. officially entered World War II in 1941, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) records from 1929 through 1944.  [Obama: FDR Was 'Fiscally Conservative']