Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Serf Creening, ROR

What I See


Pedal Charging

GRUBBY GRUBER in 2 Munutes


All of #GruberGate, Explained in 2 minutes
 Leon H. Wolf

Over the past few weeks I've thought about doing this several times.  Once I'da had the video made in 20 minutes, but now it takes me 2-3 days to read my mail. That was good, but maybe better is this below.    Because it takes just 1 minute to portray Obama and the Democrats all at once. Lie like hell, cause once it's law, screw-em.

Westboro Feminists

    Liberal Culture                   


This week TIME Magazine (yes, it is still out there, I was surprised, too) conducted a poll of the word people most wanted banished. Hilariously, “feminist” was winning by a substantial margin when TIME got a case of the heebie-jeebies and pulled “feminist” out of the contest when #Bossy feminists got upset:

On Saturday, Time Magazine Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs added an apology to the news website’s poll asking readers what word they want to ban. At the time, the word “feminist” was winning the poll with over 50 percent of the vote. “Editor’s Note: TIME apologizes for the execution of this poll; the word ‘feminist’ should not have been included in a list of words to ban,” Gibbs wrote. “While we meant to invite debate about some ways the word was used this year, that nuance was lost, and we regret that its inclusion has become a distraction from the important debate over equality and justice.”
But Big #Bossy did score a victory this week, one that they will probably find to be as Pyrrhic a victory as any won by Napoleon on the road to Moscow.

On November 12, the European Space Agency probe, Philae, touched down on a comet called 67P (it has a longer name containing an inordinate number of consonants so I’m using the short name). This was a technical tour de force but what delighted the feminists was the sartorial splendor of project scientist, Dr. Matt Taylor, at the celebratory press conference.

First on the scene was an “ecology” major who writes at The Atlantic who calls herself “Rose Eveleth.” “Rose” suddenly found out that someone had died and made her the official enforcer of fairness for women in STEM which just can’t happen around a shirt as glorious as that worn by Dr. Taylor.

The whole article (Rose Eveleth and the #Bossy Westboro Feminists)  is worth reading; a real hoot. Looking at Rose Eveleth caused me to immediately recall this story.

Sometime post Altamont Concert in December 1969, it became "liberal chic" to have the biker lads, especially Sonny Barger, show up at your soirĂ©e. I recall from one of the many books about Barger, how the Angels attended a benefit thrown by some upper west side society gal.  A middle aged matron tried to strike up a conversation with him. He, outfitted in urine and sweat soaked "colors, and swigging beer from a can; She, in the obligatory black cocktail dress, sipping Chablis.  After listening to her for a few minutes,  he stopped her and said, "You need someone to eat your pussy!"  The woman nearly fainted, but get this.  Some days later he gets a phone call from the women asking ... I forget whether he accommodated her.

Rose Eveleth

PolitFact & Boneless Bananas

"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats (and enablers) are liars, but what the hell." TRKOF

'PolitiFact’; Son of SNOPES

.. and other scams

The Tampa Tribune has set itself up as the arbiter of political speech through its feature that some naively take seriously.  Based upon their self-proclaimed excellence at determining the truth, the only responsible thing to do is to hold their self-described “Lie of the Year” over the past half-decade up to similar scrutiny with the benefit of time.

Finally, PolitiFact woke up in 2013 to the unavoidably obvious lie of the half-decade, President Barack Obama’s promise that “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” A lie that was obvious to anyone who read the August 2010 Labor Department regulations on employer health plans.

So while PolitiFact got their Lie of the Year correct in 2013, it was at least three years after the Obama Administration itself revealed the deception – too late to have any real meaning.
In 2009, the publication declared that Sarah Palin’s assertion that Obamacare would lead to government “death panels” as the lie or the year.  Of course, subsequent review of the law reveals that the law does set up a Medicare board that makes determinations over which treatments can be provided and which cannot.  This refusal to fund certain treatments which might be life-saving or life-extending due to a cost benefit analysis clearly makes one wonder if PolitiFact issued an apology to Governor Palin for this mischaracterization of her death panel statement.

In December 2010, decided that the contention that Obamacare represented, “a government takeover of healthcare” was their Lie of the Year. Given Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s recently discovered admission that the system is designed to drive out private employer health plans within twenty years, and the knowledge that government regulations dictate what treatments can be received due to coverage terms, it is hard to hold on to the illusion that Obamacare was anything but a government takeover of health care. 

When you add in the requirements that patient information be supplied by doctors to the government, and the inability to keep your doctor if you like him/her, the case that this was a government takeover of the health care system is hard to refute, even if they use private carriers to deliver the actual services.  The only question is can PolitiFact get four Pinocchios for its Lie of the Year Award for 2010?

PolitiFact actually got their Lie of the Year right in 2011.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) deliberately mischaracterized the Paul Ryan budget proposal as meaning that, “Republicans voted to end Medicare.”  The Ryan proposal clearly left Medicare in place, albeit with some cost changes to make it more affordable  ... [Full 'PolitiFact’s tainted lie of the year']

  Boneless banana; sigh.

Dana Milbank; Douchebag

There Are Eight Million Douchebag Stories
in the 'Liberal World.'  This is Just One of Them

Last week Dana Milbank, the noted Op-Ed writer for the Washington Post, recovered himself admirably after the baleful events of November 4th, and picked through the post-election wreckage, presumably looking to assign blame. Milbank’s studied conclusion was that President Obama should be tagged with the blame for the electoral debacle, which is not, in itself, a particularly startling finding. Milbank, however, does not pin the onus on Obama for his lack of leadership, his wrong-headed policies, or his general disinterest in his job. He reasons that Obama brought this defeat on himself by delaying his amnesty executive order until after the election. Milbank declares that such a bold and largely anti-constitutional move “would cement the Hispanic loyalty to the (Democratic) Party in the long run.” Mr. Milbank also claims that the open flouting of the national immigration laws “…is what is best for the country.” He did gave away the game, however, when he let it slip that Obama’s planned executive order is really a scheme to create another ten million Democratic voters.

In the heart of this column Milbank illustrates the liberal game plan at its worst. He is smug, smarmy, and never fails to remind the readers of liberalism’s assured moral superiority. He repeats the liberal echo chamber stock phrase that amnesty is “right” and “best for the country”, and that a politician should worry more about doing the right thing rather than political expediency. The repetition of these tiresome liberal hymns actually does serve to turn the daily debate in the Leftist favor. [Milbank’s Lament: Amnesty, Missed Opportunities and Lost Elections]

Hard as it is to believe, there are documented cases of cures; e.g. David Horowitz, and, erm .....