Saturday, March 14, 2009
Personally, I don't think Rush Limbaugh's a racist, he just stays some dumb stuff sometimes that makes it easy for liberals to call him one. As for this contest, I'll call it a draw as both were given fair time to get their darts in and overall neither at any point one-upped the other (btw, Bill Maher's Left-leaning crowd do not make fair judges).
Friday, March 13, 2009
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75, visited students at the New England School of Law Friday, telling them there could be an opening on the Supreme Court soon, saying the justices only take pictures together when a new justice joins the court.If Ginsburg does step down there's no doubt Obama will replace her with a woman. And wouldn't it be something if that woman was Janice Rogers Brown? I know it's a hell of a longshot when you consider that Obama's a liberal, but Justice Brown is more than qualified and despite what liberals have said about her, she's actually shown to have both libertarian and socialist leanings. If there's an opening on SCOTUS soon, Janice Rogers Brown should be heavily considered for a spot.
"We haven't had any of those for some time, but surely we will soon," Ginsburg said.
The Supreme Court justice spoke at the school's annual "Law Day," and her talk covered a range of topics, from a tutorial on the landmark 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision on the legality of interracial marriage to the status of gender in the U.S.
Ginsburg told the audience of about 150 students that she's lived long enough to see such cases make big changes in the nation, changes that have allowed for the inclusion of two women on the Supreme Court and an African-American president who is a product of an interracial marriage."Considering how far we have come, there is good cause for optimism about our country's future," Ginsburg said.
This is the kind of activism that's needed, esp. in minority communities where sexual promiscuity and pregnancies are on the up and up with your youth--all for Planned Parenthood to take advantage of and pocket our dough. Liberals think giving a teenager the option of not having sex is stupid because it sends a message of valuing oneself that defies their immoral agenda, not because they actually care about the safety and future of our youth.
As stated my Jeralyn Merritt, the chick who runs far-Left blog TalkLeft:
I started the day at 4:30 am, waking up concerned about Bernie Madoff (regardless of what he did, he's 70 years old, non-violent and doesn't belong at an MCC for months pending sentencing. Bail is not meant as punishment, only to secure one's appearance at the next court proceeding.)
Hey, I admit to reading liberal blogs, as someone once told me: you gotta be aware of the lies before you can know the truth. Plus, a couple I read are pretty funny. But channeling your inner compassion for a man who ruthlessly victimized hundreds of innocent people for over 20 years, leading some to commit suicide, most of whom will never get their money back, is just downright insane. To think, Bernard Madoff didn't quit his schemes because he suddenly gained compassion, he stopped because he got caught. God, get a clue already.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Only "5% of the Taliban" are "incorrigible", while "70%" are just in it for money. Whew! That's a relief. I feel so much better about this new, "more moderate" Taliban now. Somewhere Jimmy Carter is smiling, just loving this new administration.
It's just funny that anyone believes anything that comes out of this guy's mouth. I mean, it's not like the guy wasn't IMPEACHED for doing exactly this sort of thing:
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta filled in as host on Larry King Live on Wednesday, six days after ending his bid to be Obama's surgeon general. Despite his medical training, he did not see fit to correct former President Bill Clinton after he repeatedly referred to human embryos as not being fertilized.Of course, by definition, a human embryo is an egg that has been fertilized for several days and that creation of stem cell lines requires its destruction.
During his initial question, Gupta referred to Clinton as “someone who studied this,” but after he made his erroneous assertion the first time, Gupta only asked if the former president had “any reservations” to stem cell research that would destroy human embryos. Clinton would go on to make this false characterization five more times in his answer to Gupta’s lone follow-up.Gupta's interview with the former president was devoted mainly to health care reform. The brain surgeon brought up the issue of embryonic stem cell research after he observed that Clinton’s finger sometimes shook when he pointed it. When Clinton clarified that he had consulted with a doctor, who told him in wasn’t Parkinson’s Disease, Gupta asked the former president about President Obama’s decision to remove the limitations on federal funding for the embryo-killing research: “There was a federal -- an order today providing federal money for embryonic stem cell research. First of all, let me just ask you, as someone who studied this, is this going to always be as divisive an issue as it is now? Is this going to be the abortion of the next generation, or are people going to come around?”
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are both single parents now.
The young couple, who welcomed son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston two months ago, have gone their separate ways.
Rumors had been swirling, and Johnston, 19, finally confirmed Wednesday that they have been broken up for a while.
After being thrust into the national spotlight last summer, Johnston and Palin, the eldest daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, had said they were planning to marry this summer after she finished high school.
Bristol, 18, continues to attend Wasilla High School in her native Alaska and is said to be thinking about attending college in the fall. Johnston left an apprenticeship with ASRC Energy Services Inc. in January after local media revealed the program required a high school diploma, and Johnston had never graduated.
Almost every family has a rebellious member and my guess is that young Bristol Palin more than meets the criteria for the Palin's. First, she's having sex as a teen and gets knocked up by her high-school boyfriend, then she tosses more mud in the face of her conservative mother's views by going on to TV and remarking that "it's unrealistic" for teenagers to practice abstinence. And now she's become another sad statistic: single, teenage mom as well as perfect foil for self-righteous liberals for as long as her mother remains in the national spotlight.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
No surprise here, Oprah Winfrey is exploiting the Chris Brown/Rihanna brouhaha for her own Man-Hating Crusade and of course, ratings:
Oprah Winfrey has a message for pop princess Rihanna, who prosecutors say was beaten to a pulp last month by boyfriend Chris Brown: "He will hit you again."
Fairstein compared the fist-happy crooner to O.J. Simpson, who repeatedly beat his wife without consequence before she was slain in 1994.
Rihanna's reported reconciliation with Brown after her Feb. 8 pummeling sparked an outpouring of debate, controversy and motherly advice.
"Love doesn't hurt," Winfrey said on her show Friday, while announcing she will dedicate a program this week to discussing domestic violence.
"I want to do a show about it, dedicated to all the Rihannas of the world."
Speaking directly into the camera, Winfrey said, "If a man hits you once, he will hit you again. He will hit you again."
Sex crimes expert Fairstein warned Rihanna - as 21-year-old Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty is known - that she risks not just another bloodying, but her very life.
As I've constantly repeated on this site, Oprah Winfrey loves to use her show to bash men. Not to condone Chris Brown ever putting his hands on Rihanna, but we're not talking about a grown man here. Chris Brown should be locked up for what he did to Rihanna. But after he does his time, what happens next? Does he get the professional help he needs or does he just move onto another relationship, not having learned from his ways with the chances being good that he'll hit another woman? Instead of sending out a message to all the participants of domestic violence (in which 19% of the victims are male), Oprah gets her personal jollies off and makes it clear that she's siding with all the "Rihanna's of the world" while bashing Brown as an inhuman monster ("He' will hit you again!") in the same instance, without any regard to the fact that she's talking about a 19yo kid here.
People aren't born violent and many mitigating factors can play into why people are abusive themselves as well as why people stay in abusive relationships. It's easy to jump on the bandwagon and bash Chris Brown, but the fact that Brown has admitted to having grown up seeing his own mother getting beat by men, shouldn't just be ignored. Clearly Chris Brown has issues on how to deal with women that need to be dealt with, and considering how old he is, he's certainly capable of changing his ways if he wants to.
Besides Oprah, radical feminist groups have done a great job in politically indoctrinating their views (i.e. women are victims, men are perpetrators, perpetrators must be punished) into the criminal justice system., creating a bias against abusive men that makes them out to be inhuman monsters incapable of change. At the same time, women have all sorts of resources, groups, advocates, etc. to help with their personal needs, but men have much fewer places to turn to when they need the same assistance. Something's not right about that picture, esp. in cases of domestic violence where two people are involved, not just one. Society sets ground rules on how men are "supposed" to act and when they aren't able to meet those standards, society locks them up, shames them and/or tosses them aside. Then we're supposed to act surprised when the cycle continues with even more young folks fidn themselves in themselves in relationships consisting of domestic violence? Rihanna and Chris Brown shouldn't be used for personal grievances and/or the so-called "gender wars". They both need help and they both should have the resources made available so they can get it.
This is truly an amazing story:
For 11 years, a North Carolina woman slept comfortably, secure in the knowledge that she had put the man who raped her in prison for life. And for 11 years, that man endured the endless days of confinement praying that someday, somehow, his innocence would be proved.
On Tuesday, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and the man she mistakenly put in prison, Ronald Cotton, shared a couch on the TODAY show as they told co-host Meredith Vieira a tale about pain and redemption — and the tricks that memory can play on people with the best intentions.
“This can happen to anyone. And hopefully it does not happen to them,” Cotton told Vieira.
Today he and Thompson-Cannino are best friends. In fact, they’ve written a book together: “Picking Cotton: A Memoir of Injustice and Redemption.” They sometimes travel together too, giving talks about the ways memory can deceive us, and they are working to change the way police conduct photo lineups.
They are also a testament to the power of the human spirit. When DNA evidence ultimately proved that another man committed the rape and Cotton was freed, Thompson-Cannino was consumed by guilt and shame. She was also terrified that the man from whom she felt she had stolen 11 years would attempt to exact vengeance on her and her triplet children.
But Cotton had long since forgiven her. “I couldn’t carry on serving my time in the prison system holding grudges and thinking about retaliating against a person that made an honest mistake. I had to proceed on in life regardless,” he told Vieira.
Not me. Ronald Cotton has every reason to be angry. 11 years of his life was stolen for him. 11 years that he'll never get back. Not holding a grudge and trying to move on with your life is one thing, but forgiving and becoming "best friends" with a woman who falsely accused you of rape is well....just powerful. Robert Cotton is a better man than me, because I just couldn't do it.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Finally, our criminal justice system gives us a vote of confidence:
Accused investment swindler Bernard L. Madoff will plead guilty later this week to 11 counts that could bring a sentence of 150 years in prison, one of his attorneys told CNN.Madoff's pleading guilty to 11 counts of fraud, perjury and money laundering. Since these are federal crimes, Madoff will most likely die in prison, and rightly so considering the many livelihoods of people who invested their money and faith in him that he ruined. The man is scum, now let him rot.
Prosecutors stressed that there is no plea deal and that Madoff, 70, will have to forfeit any money he made from his crimes.
"The government has not entered into any agreement with Mr. Madoff about his plea or sentencing," said acting U.S. Attorney Lev L. Dassin. "The filing of these charges does not end the matter. Our investigation is continuing."
Madoff attorney Ira Lee Sorkin said his client has agreed to plead guilty to crimes including money laundering, perjury and fraud.
Earlier, Sorkin and defense attorney Daniel Horowitz told CNN that Madoff was waiving his right to a grand jury indictment and that the defense team had been talking about a plea with government attorneys.
Madoff is a former chairman of the NASDAQ stock market and founder of an innovative Wall Street trading firm that electronically matched buy and sell orders. He is accused of running a massive fraud, allegedly using new investment money from clients to fund other customers' apparent gains.It was, "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme," Madoff said, according to the government's criminal complaint.
Charles Freeman, the Obama administration's choice for National Intelligence Council chief, has withdrawn following controversy over his nomination.This is really pathetic. Barry O's vetting process is literally non-existent and despite the rough economic times, no one seems to want to work for the man. For a President who so heavily promoted a new era of "change", as each day passes "fail" seems to be the more proper slogan.
The former Pentagon official and diplomat had faced criticism from both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee over his lack of intelligence experience, and some prior headline-grabbing remarks, particularly with regard to Israel. He also drew controversy over a statement that he believed the Chinese government did not crack down quickly enough on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananment Square in 1989.
Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair defended Freeman today on Capitol Hill, telling Sen. Joe Lieberman at a Senate hearing that Freeman's comments had been taken out of context. He also said he felt he would do a better job if he were "getting strong analytical viewpoints" like Freeman's to "sort out and pass on" to Congress and the president.
Good for her:
Actress MARIA CONCHITA ALONSO has blasted her COLORS co-star SEAN PENN for his outspoken political views about her native Venezuela, insisting he should "shut up" and stop showing his support to the country's "killer" president, HUGO CHAVEZ.When it comes politics Sean Penn is another Hollyweird liberal prick. So much of a backwards-thinking blowhard that he's even had the balls to tell Black people how they should think because most of us think it's ludicrous to compare our struggle to gays. It's about time one his peers steps up and tells him what an asshole he really is.
Milk star Penn has voiced his admiration for Chavez on numerous occasions - the actor visited the politician in 2007, when he was writing an article about the leader, and caught up with him again in 2008.
In a 2007 interview following his first trip to the South American country, Penn said: "The first thing I'm going to say is that we know more lies about him in the United States than we know truth. If you want a soundbite from me about Chavez, then I would say that, for the moment, he's much more positive for Venezuela than he is negative." And while Alonso, who appeared alongside Penn in the 1988 film, admits Penn is a great actor, she is angry he is publicly backing Chavez, who has been criticised for his controversial leadership.
She tells TMZ.com, "He's an amazing actor, I can't take that away from him. It's just that he has no clue at all what's going on in Venezuela. He's praising Hugo Chavez, who's a killer and a dictator. I tried to put aside his political thing that he has no clue (about), so he should just shut up about what he doesn't know." And the Latina was particularly incensed when she saw Penn win the Best Actor Oscar at last month's (Feb09) Academy Awards. She recalls, "I put it on mute. I was watching in my room... So when his turn came, I mute it (sic). When he comes on stage (to collect the prize), I was like, 'No!'"
Monday, March 09, 2009
Guess the fact that she chose to have 8 kids after already having 6 didn't clue them in:
Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman has lost another publicist.
Victor Munoz told Us Magazine that he was stepping down over disagreements with Suleman and general chaos at her house.
"It just got to be too much," he told the magazine. "It's pretty much a free for all over there right now. They are freaking out right now. .... Not to sound arrogant, but those people depended on me for everything. You have no idea what I’ve had to do for these people."
Suleman's last publicist quit after she and Suleman received death threats.
Munoz served only a few weeks as Suleman's spokeman, appearing on "Larry King Live" last week. Suleman has been appearing on various talk shows and last week began posting blog items about her life on Radar Online.
She could not be reached for comment today.
Rep. Eric Cantor Says Embryonic Stem Cell Reversal Is A Distraction
Newt Gingrich: Obama's Bipartisan Sham
He's My President, But I Don't Have To Like It
Media Absent On Prom And Politics
Slain Pastor Deflected Gunshot With Bible
Tony Blair, Architect Of Britain's Anti-Christian Culture, Changes Stance
Jobless Rate Rises To 8.1 Percent, Worse Than Analysts Expected
After Nine Years, Oprah's Allowing Another Cover Girl: Michelle Obama
Wikipedia Scrubs Obama's Eligibility Issues
Sunday, March 08, 2009
"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin jumped on the anti-Rush Limbaugh bandwagon Friday calling the conservative talk radio host "an uneducated, marginally talented, overbearing, recovering drug addict."
He also took a cheap shot at one of America's most-beloved presidents referring to Reagan Republicans as "the bulls***t...wing of the party."
This comes from a narcissistic guy who once berated his own 11yo daughter on the phone, lied about Matt Drudge being gay and coming on to him and whose film career has become so lame, it's now nonexistent. Talk about pot meeting kettle.