Category Archives: Media bias

Brian Williams Bows Before The American Mahdi

Retractable Horns and Tail, using the nom de plume Kalifornia Kafir says:  What you can’t hear on the soundtrack is Williams saying “Salaam ‘Alaykum” to the American Mahdi (aka: Barack Obama).

Posted by Kallie at The Jawa Report (NBC’s Brian Williams Bows Before His God Made Flesh).

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Dead Parrots: The ObamaNation Speaks

Ok, it’s viral so I can’t pass it up…

The producer, John Ziegler, also commissioned a Zogby poll to supplement his video “findings” and has a recap at this website www.howobamagotelected.com.

Here’s a sampling:

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

How are people so ignorant? Although the mainstream media tried to ignore or downplay much of this information, it was readily available. It was available on the Internet. It was available from Conservative Talk Radio. I know some intelligent people who DID know all of this, but chose to ignore it. It made them feel all warm and fuzzy and non-racist to vote for Obama, despite what they knew.

That, my friend, is the root of the problem: people make decisions with their “hearts” and not their “heads.”

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready exit without pausing anywhere along the route. ~ Elizabeth Kenny

EXTRA READING:
Video: How Obama Got Elected; Update: Zogby confirms poll, denies “push polling”, HotAir.com

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Forgive Us Our Sins: Financial Crisis Investing Advice

UPDATED: This is posted at the FoxBusiness site:

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is planning to hold a total of five hearings this month on different aspects of the financial crisis, including looks at hedge funds, credit rating agencies and federal regulation.

No mention of hearings on the role of Congress or Congressional oversight.

UPDATE: The Mercury News published the following article in the Sunday edition (10/5/08):
The financial crisis: How our mortgages got us into this. Lot’s of blame for mortgage lenders and Wall Street but nary a mention of the Community Reinvestment Act, Congress’s role in the crisis, nor the opportunities they had to reign in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the past two administrations (Clinton and Bush).

UPDATE: Right on cue, the local PBS television station (KQED) is running Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. This 1987 film focused on the evil, greed and ruthlessness in the financial industry. The liberal media has chosen its goat.

Anyone want to bet me that the architects of the mortgage collapse in Congress (Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and other Democrats) will never be called to task for their complicity?

“Whether you are an entrepreneur or an investor, stay away from pariah industries. The Left is all about demonization. It started with tobacco, went on to HMOs and now it’s energy–and moving towards real estate and banking. They seem to have an almost tribal need to cast the sins of the community onto the goat, and then drive it into the wilderness.”

Advice for investing in the coming years from Jerry Bowyer, “Weathering The Storm,” Townhall, October 2008, p. 28-9

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All I share with Gloria Steinem is a chromosome: Thank God!

Gloria Steinem has penned a syndicated opinion piece ranting against Sarah Palin. The San Jose Mercury News took a double dip on this one, printing it on Sept. 5 with the title, “Palin: Wrong woman, wrong message,” and again in the Sunday (Sept. 7) print edition as “Palin ploy won’t work: All she shares with Clinton is a chromosome.” Sarah Palin must have the editors at the Merc scared out of their shorts.

I blew off reading the article when it first appeared, after all Gloria Steinem is utterly irrelevant to my life. She is just another East Coast, elitist, snob laboring under the pretension that she somehow has the right to tell me what to think and do. I grew up as a daughter of the 70s Dazed and Confused generation, when the National Organization of Women was at its nadir. While our mothers were supposedly all living the Swingtown experience and ignoring their children, I and many of my friends were taken under the wings of older feminists. These women, trying to relive the dubious glory of their 60s bra burning days, encouraged us to fight The Man, be independent, not allow ourselves to be baby-making factories, and to storm the halls of the Captains of Industry.

True to the quote attributed to Ms. Steinem, “Evil is obvious only in retrospect,” my eyes were opened to the phoniness of feminism in the 80s. Now in their mid- to late-thirties, these NOW nags began popping out babies at a rapid pace. They somehow couldn’t divest themselves of the motherly urges programmed into those X chromosomes. After years of advising that children would only tie me down and ruin my career, one of them proudly told me she didn’t feel like a “real woman” until she got pregnant. This, after years of trying to convince us younger women that motherhood and family life were antiquated and outdated! Unfortunately for me, my biological clock stopped ticking earlier than most women’s, therefore no mid-life crisis babies for me. Several of my contemporaries, who bought into the free-sex and liberation lie, had so many abortions by that time that they could no longer conceive.

In a sad, satirical way my 70s and 80s experience with feminism is somehow captured in the 1987 movie Lost Boys. A generation of girls, left without direction when their mothers went to work or off to do their own thing, were like lambs for the feminists to seduce. As grandpa snorts in the Lost Boys, “There’s one thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach – all the damn vampires.” There’s one thing about feminists that I never could stomach – all the damn vampires. Bite me, Gloria.

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GOP devil child mesmerizes the nation

Piper Palin stole the show during last night’s telecast of the Republican National Convention.

She succeeded in winning over the hearts of America. Fortunately for us right-wing, fundie demons, our children have horns and tails that are retractable, too!

We can’t have that, now can we?

Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic (via Ace of Spades) gets snarky about parading such cute, right-wing offspring before the nation:

Did I just see Cindy holding Trig? I mean: can we have it one way or the other? Either the family is out of bounds or it is in the spotlight. Brandishing a child with Down Syndrome as a campaign statement is daring the press to ask questions about him.

And the AP piles on at Google News:

Analysis: GOP contradicts self on Palin family

Back off and let the Palin family be. “That’s out of bounds,” said Minnesota’s Republican governor, Tim Pawlenty. “There’s no need to be intrusive and pry into that.”…. The Republican message about the Palin offspring comes across as contradictory: Hey, media, leave those kids alone — so we can use them as we see fit.

Remind me again why Chelsea Clinton was off-limits when her father was President? Didn’t the Clintons trot her out for the requisite “happy family” photo ops? Sorry, I forgot: the rules of civility only apply when we’re talking about Democrats. Republicans and their children are fair game.

Update: Possibly one of the sickest things I’ve ever seen on the Internet (via The Jawa Report): I Miss My Mommy.

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