Monday, December 07, 2009
In order to preserve my sanity I have decided to take a break from politics until after New Years. I have found myself becoming angrier and angrier over the past few month, and I need to decompress.
With that being said I hope everyone has a great holiday season! And see you again in 2010!
Thursday, December 03, 2009
By E.J. Dionne, Jr.
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Beck promotes gold on his TV show without disclosing Goldline deal
So what does Beck tell his audience they can do in response to the coming crisis of hyperinflation? Buy gold of course. Beck interviews a professor from Columbia University and in the end one of the things they advise the audience to do is buy gold. So Beck essentially scares his audience into believing that hyperinflation and economic collapse is a near sure thing and then advises them to buy gold to protect themselves. All along Beck never mentions that a gold-buying company happens to be one of his few remaining sponsors. Beck also never interviews other economists who believe that we are nowhere near the economic conditions necessary to see hyperinflation. Finally Beck also never informs his audience of the risks involved in buying gold. Gold has seen its price skyrocket with the economic troubles of the last few years and there is a real danger that the price of gold may actually decrease if the economy improves in the coming years. Quite simply if one buys gold high right now they may be forced to sell low later.
Reichsführer Beck Continues His Love Affair With Nazis, Saying Obama's Afghan Plan is Like Retreating at Normandy
Contrary to His Statement on Senate Floor, McCain Has Spent His Career Voting Against Patient Protections
Right After Claims He Doesn't Believe It, Beck Advances Conspiracy That NBC & GE Played Role in WH Security Breach
Hannity the Dumbass Manatee Claims 2009 is 9th Coldest on Records...ACTUALLY It's One of the Warmest
The Baron of Batshit Moronically Links Seattle Shootings to Obama Admin.: There's No Accountability on any Level
Droopy McDumbass Questions Obama's Commitment to Success in Afganistan, Ignoring Fact Bush Admin Ignored it for 7 Years
Noted Climated Scientist and Right-Wing Spooge Hound, Ingraham, Thinks Email Reveal "Shocking Fraud"...Computer Says No
Nancy Skinner Points Out Climate Change Emails Being Taken 100% Out of Context by Right-Wing Noise Machine
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
The Los Angeles Times
Philosophers have argued for centuries over whether it is ever justifiable to break the law in the service of a higher cause. The question acquired a new complexity with the advent of societies such as the United States, in which laws were enacted by elected representatives and not decreed by a monarch or dictator.
Few today would criticize civil rights activists, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., for participating in or condoning the violation of laws that perpetuated white supremacy -- with the understanding that they would face punishment for their actions. But such civil disobedience is rightly regarded as the exception that proves that the proper redress for unjust laws lies in legislation or in court rulings based on the Constitution.
That cautious approach has been thrown to the wind by Christian religious leaders who, even as they insist on their right to shape the nation's laws, are reserving the right to violate them in situations far removed from King's witness.
Last week, a group of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders released a “declaration” reminding fellow believers that "Christianity has taught that civil disobedience is not only permitted, but sometimes required." Then, after a specious invocation of King, the 152 signers hurl this anathema at those who would enact laws protecting abortion or extending the rights of civil (not religious) marriage to same-sex couples:
"Because we honor justice and the common good, we will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act; nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality. . . . We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar's. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God's."...(Remainder.)
Howard Kurtz Points Out Right-Wing Hypocrisy Over Grayson Comment & Beck Calling Landrieu a Prostitute
Former WaTimes Editor, Miniter, Says He Had to Attend Unification "Church" Ceremony as Prerequisite for Job
Richard Miniter Tells Howard Kurtz Unification "Church" Pays a Weekly Bribe to WaTimes to "Keep Complete Control"
Never Having Spend a Day in Uniform in His Life, Chickenhawk Coward, Jon Kyl, Wants to Keep Sending Troops to Afghanistan
Beck: You know everything is too big to fail, but nobody talks about the little guy. Nobody talks about the individual. Let me ask you this question. Please ponder this over the holiday season. Heaven forbid anything happens. God help us if al Qaeda would come but imagine if somebody could succeed in blowing up any of our great American icons. If they destroyed all of Washington, let’s just pretend that we would be as lucky as we were with the World Trade Center where everybody was gone or most people were gone—and they destroyed the Washington Monument and everything else—all of our enduring symbols, all the monuments we’ve always treasured—would it matter?
I don’t think so. The monuments are meaningless. The monuments are there to remind us who we are. But we have forgotten. We have become about the structure. We are the people that defeated the most powerful empire on earth as a group of rag-tag farming colonists. We were the people that explored. We mapped. We tamed the west. We crossed the mountains in wagons. We stunned the world with technical marvels and defeated the Nazis. We defeated the communists. We walked on the moon.
Nobody else has ever done that. We are Americans—rich or poor. We have always believed in the rugged individualism and self-actualization. We are not the people I think the people in Washington think we are. We are not fearful people. We are not people that give in or give up. We’re not about to give into some new whiney mentality where “Ooh, somebody help me”. That’s not who we are.
The only one that is too big to fail is you. And the only one that will, the only one that will create your failure is you. The only way the United States government, or the United States of America, or we fail as a collective is if we fail as individuals. And the only way guaranteed we as individuals will fail is to depend on the government to prop us up. That is just not who we are. And for me I am thankful for that.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
COULTER: The civil disobedience parts of it are pretty narrow. It's for saying that we won't participate as doctors, nurses, hospitals, in euthanasia, in abortion. Churches won't participate in same-sex marriage or -- or in denouncing, condemning homosexuality in the practice of their faith.
1. "I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i. e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline." (from Phil Jones).