Monday, February 28, 2011

ALGORE CAUSES A BIG STINK IN SAN FRANCISCO


Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF

San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 28, 2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross

San Francisco's big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink.

Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission. That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months.

The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem.

Now officials are stocking up on a $14 million, three-year supply of highly concentrated sodium hypochlorite - better known as bleach - to act as an odor eater and to disinfect the city's treated water before it's dumped into the bay. It will also be used to sanitize drinking water.

That translates into 8.5 million pounds of bleach either being poured down city drains or into the drinking water supply every year.

Not everybody thinks it's a good idea.

A Don't Bleach Our Bay alert has just gone out from eco-blogger Adam Lowry who argues the city would be much better off using a disinfectant like hydrogen peroxide - or better yet, a solution that would naturally break down the bacteria.

As for whether the supposedly environmentally friendly, low-flow toilets are worth the trouble? Well, according to Jue, they have helped trim San Francisco's annual water consumption by about 20 million gallons.

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THUMPA! THUMPA! THUMPA! DAY BY DAY

COMMUNISTS BEHIND THE MADISON DISORDERS


Communists, socialists, Marxists, Oh my!

WorldNetDaily ^ | February 24, 2011 | Aaron Klein

One of the main groups organizing the Wisconsin union protests is a spinoff from an activist academy modeled after Marxist community organizer Saul Alinsky and described as teaching tactics of direct action, confrontation and intimidation.

President Obama once funded that academy - the radical Midwest Academy. He has been closely tied to the group's founder, socialist activist Heather Booth.

Obama also is closely tied to scores of other radicals behind the Wisconsin opposition protesting Gov. Scott Walker's proposal for most state workers to pay 12 percent of their health care premiums and 5.8 percent of their salary toward their own pensions.

Walker's proposal reportedly would save $300 million in the next two years for a state that faces a financial crisis amid a $3.6 billion deficit..

A slew of radical groups and unions have been organizing the protests against Walker's proposal as well as counter protests to a recent tea party rally in support of the governor's plan.

Obama's own political machine has aided in organizing protests in Wisconsin

Counter protests were led in part by radical groups like Veterans for Peace, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and the Workers World Party.

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THE LEFT'S PROPAGANDA WAR


The left’s propaganda war:

The headline reads:


‘Half of Britain ‘would vote for far-Right parties if they gave up violence’ ‘


Which, of course implies that the two organisations mentioned are both “far right” and violent. Even though the fascist UAF and muslims are the main sources of violence in street demonstrations.


‘Almost half the country would back a far-Right party if they gave up violence, an astonishing new poll revealed today.


A total of 48 per cent said that they would support a group that vowed to crack down on immigration and Islamic extremists.


They would also restrict the building of mosques and order the flag of St George or the Union Jack be flown on all public buildings.


Anti-racism campaigners said the findings were a clear sign that Britain’s mainstream parties were losing touch with many voters on the issue of race.There has been a recent wave of support for extremists such as the English Defence League and the British National Party.
This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with defending a culture and a way of life and there is NO justification whatsoever for labelling these people as extremists. If they’re “extreme” then so are 48% of the English.


….In one of the most revealing questions, pollsters Populus asked people if they would back a party that ‘wants to defend the English, create an English parliament, control immigration and challenge Islamic extremism’.


A total of 48 per cent said they would either ‘definitely support’ or ‘consider supporting’ a party with such an agenda, if it shunned violence and fascist imagery.


“Violence and fascist imagery”? There is neither violence nor fascist imagery in the EDL at least. How about the violent, fascist image that muslim activists routinely display on the street of London and other European cities–the black battle flag of islam? It seems that gets a free pass from the slimeball who penned this “news” item….


The results will alarm both PM David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband, who are worried about the rise of right-wing extremists.


In the 12 months to last September, 238,950 migrants were allowed into Britain, the highest figure since records began.


Get this…..Cameron was elected because people hoped and believed that he would turn back the efforts of the Labour Party to utterly change the face of Britain–yet those efforts have reached record levels under his government. No wonder the results will “alarm” the government–the cat’s out of the bag.


Sixty per cent of people thought immigration had been ‘a bad thing’ for England, against 40 per cent who said it had been ‘good’.


Thirty-four per cent said immigration should be stopped permanently or until the economy improved. The report also found opposition comes from all races, not just ‘white Britons’.


But only white Britons are racist for opposing it…


‘And 52 per cent of Britons agree that ‘Muslims create problems in the UK’.


Searchlight director Nick Lowles told the Sunday Mirror: ‘The harsh truth is we are in danger of losing touch with the public on race, immigration and multiculturalism.’ ‘


Very clever. And very dishonest.

Searchlight is nothing more than a leftist propaganda outfit with some very dubious bedmates.


The determination to paint opponents of mass immigration and islam as racists and thugs demonstrates perfectly that Western governments are bent on imposing their policies on us in the teeth of real resistance and the propaganda machine is in overdrive. But that may only work for so long….if a spasm of revulsion and anger sweeps through Europe no force on earth will be able to control it.

IN SWEDEN FORMER MUSLIM WOMEN FEAR DEATH

LEFTIST UNION THUGS IN MADISON MAKING THREATS: SO WHEN WILL THEY BURN DOWN THE CAPITOL?







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AP: Montana Governor Says Tea Party Legislators ‘Ornery Critters’ in Need of ‘Branding’ By Izzy Lyman

Mississippi is the most conservative state, reveals a Gallup Poll, but, Montana, according to the Associated Press, is the most certifiable.

In a brazenly biased piece aimed at discrediting the newly-elected legislators who were inspired by the Tea Party movement, the AP ominously described their vision of government (for the Big Sky state) as a “a place where officials can ignore U.S. laws, force FBI agents to get a sheriff’s OK before arresting anyone, ban abortions, limit sex education in schools, and create armed citizen militias.”

Wow. That’s the AP’s snarky, shorthand way to shortchange some of the conservative newcomers’ concerns about the proper role of government and social engineering. For instance, the slam on “limiting sex education in schools” refers to a bill by Rep. Cary Smith, of Billings, which would give parents the opportunity to have their children opt out of age-inappropriate K-12 sex education programs in the public schools.

The part about officials ignoring U.S. laws refers to a push by Rep. Derek Skees, of Kalispell, for the legal principle of nullification which allows individual states to take a stand against federal statutes that they deem unconstitutional. (Think ObamaCare or the Real ID Act.)

But rather than discuss the merits of the issues, the AP chose to mock lawfully elected Republican representatives, working within the system, by allowing words like “laughingstock” and “kooky” to describe their efforts to bring a little relief, a little liberty to the citizens of the Last Best Place. And ladies and gents, this ain’t your grandpappy’s Montana. Believe it or not, government is now the number one employer in a bodacious state brimming with natural resources. Meanwhile, a couple of bills also being proposed – one to require that drivers’ license tests be administered only in English and another to require employers to use the federal e-verify system – indicate that illegal immigration is a concern.

Clearly these legislators deserve a gold star for their efforts, but don’t look to Montana Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer to give out any props.

He went out of his way to insult the Tea Party legislation and legislators.

Schweitzer told the AP that he has acquired a new “cattle brand” with the word VETO and that a “branding iron” is in the works. “Ain’t nobody in the history of Montana has had so many danged ornery critters that needed branding,” said Schweitzer.

Such an autocratic air and disdain for the democratic process could serve the governor well, if, when his current term expires, he would like to return to Libya (where he once worked) where soon there may be a job opening for his “brand” of leadership.

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WILL AMERICAN PATRIOTS HAVE TO SHOOT THE LEFTIST UNION THUGS IN MADISON?

THE POLICE WON'T DO ANYTHING TO STOP THE TRAITORS...DITTO THE NATIONAL GUARD.

Madison — Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said Sunday night that protesters can remain inside the state Capitol.

"The people who are in the building will be allowed to stay,"Tubbs said. "There will be no arrests unless people violate the law."

Several hundred protesters refused to leave the building when the doors were shut at 4 p.m. as authorities attempted to get the state Capitol back to normal working hours.

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LEFTIST UNION PARADISE LOST


Public Workers' Paradise

Unionized Public Employment Is the Socialist Utopia

by Robert Tracinski

The Democratic lawmakers who have gone on the lam in Wisconsin and Indiana—and who knows where else next—are exhibiting a literal fight-or-flight response, the reaction of an animal facing a threat to its very existence.

Why? Because it is a threat to their existence. The battle of Wisconsin is about the viability of the Democratic Party, and more: it is about the viability of the basic social ideal of the left.

It is a matter of survival for Democrats in an immediate, practical sense. As Michael Barone explains, the government employees' unions are a mechanism for siphoning taxpayer dollars into the campaigns of Democratic politicians.

But there is something deeper here than just favor-selling and vote-buying. There is something that almost amounts to a twisted idealism in the Democrats' crusade. They are fighting, not just to preserve their special privileges, but to preserve a social ideal. Or rather, they are fighting to maintain the illusion that their ideal system is benevolent and sustainable.

Unionized public-sector employment is the distilled essence of the left's moral ideal. No one has to worry about making a profit. Generous health-care and retirement benefits are provided to everyone by the government. Comfortable pay is mandated by legislative fiat. The work rules are militantly egalitarian: pay, promotion, and job security are almost totally independent of actual job performance. And because everyone works for the government, they never have to worry that their employer will go out of business.

In short, public employment is an idealized socialist economy in miniature, including its political aspect: the grateful recipients of government largesse provide money and organizational support to re-elect the politicians who shower them with all of these benefits.

Put it all together, and you have the Democrats' version of utopia. In the larger American culture of Tea Parties, bond vigilantes, and rugged individualists, Democrats feel they are constantly on the defensive. But within the little subculture of unionized government employees, all is right with the world, and everything seems to work the way it is supposed to.

This cozy little world has been described as a system that grants special privileges to a few, which is particularly rankling in the current stagnant economy, when private sector workers acutely feel the difference. But I think this misses the point. The point is that this is how the left thinks everyone should live and work. It is their version of a model society.

Every political movement needs models. It needs a real-world example to demonstrate how its ideal works and that it works.

And there's the rub. The left is running low on utopias.

The failure of Communism—and the spectacular success of capitalism, particularly in bringing wealth to what used to be called the "Third World"—deprived the left of one utopia. So they fell back on the European welfare state, smugly assuring Americans that we would be so much better off if we were more like our cousins across the Atlantic. But the Great Recession has triggered a sovereign debt crisis across Europe. It turned out that the continent's welfare states were borrowing money to paper over the fact that they have committed themselves to benefits more generous than they can ever hope to pay for.

In America, the ideological crisis of the left is taking a slightly different form. Here, the left has set up its utopias by carving out, within a wider capitalist culture, little islands where its ideals hold sway. Old age is one of those islands, where everyone has been promised the socialist dreams of a guaranteed income and unlimited free health care. Public employment is another.

Now the left is panicking as these experiments in American socialism implode.

On the national level, it has become clear that the old-age welfare state of Social Security and Medicare is driving the federal government into permanent trillion-dollar deficits and a ruinous debt load. Even President Obama acknowledged, in his State of the Union address, that these programs are the real drivers of runaway debt—just before he refused to consider any changes to them. You see how hard it is for the Democrats to give up on their utopias.

On the state level, public employment promises the full socialist ideal to a small minority—paid for with tax money looted from a larger, productive private economy. But the socialist utopia of public employment has crossed the Thatcher Line: the point at which, as the Iron Lady used to warn, you run out of other people's money.

The current crisis exposes more than just the financial unsustainability of these programs. It exposes their moral unsustainability. It exposes the fact that the generosity of these welfare-state enclaves can only be sustained by forcing everyone else to perform forced labor to pay for the benefits of a privileged few.

This is why the left is treating any attempt to fundamentally reform the public workers' paradise as an existential crisis. This is why they are reacting with the most extreme measures short of outright insurrection. When Democratic lawmakers flee the state in order to deprive their legislatures of the quorum necessary to vote, they are declaring that they would rather have no legislature than allow voting on any bill that would break the power of the unions.

National Review's Jim Geraghty describes these legislative walk-outs as "small-scale, temporary secessions." The analogy is exact. One hundred and fifty years ago, Southern slaveholders realized that the political balance of the nation had tipped against them, that they could no longer hope to win the political argument for their system. Faced with a federal government in which they were out-voted, they decided that they would rather have no federal government at all. The Democrats' current cause may not be as repugnant—holding human beings as chattel is a unique evil—but it has something of the same character of irrational, belligerent denial. More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the left is still trying to pretend that socialism is plausible as an economic system.

The Democrats are fleeing from a lot more than their jobs as state legislators. They are fleeing from the cold, hard reality of the financial and moral unsustainability of their ideal.

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EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS WERE MUCH HIGHER IN 1895


Did your 8th grade education give you the where with all to answer all of the questions in the 1895 8th grade test?-- Mine did not -- and my education was considered excellent!

Now- according to the statistics- we have 2/3rds of the 8th graders in Wisconsin who cannot read...the reason I bring up WI is because the union activity there makes them fair game!!

Grammar (Time, one hour)

1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.
3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal Parts of do, lie, lay and run.
5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.
6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
7 – 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

Arithmetic (Time, 1.25 hours)
1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50 cts. per bu., deducting 1050 lbs. for tare?
4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per m?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per are, the distance around which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.


U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)

1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided.
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of theRebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates:
1607
1620
1800
1849
1865

Orthography (Time, one hour)
1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: Trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret ‘u’.
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final ‘e’. Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: Bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono,super.
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: Card, ball, mercy, sir, odd,cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences, Cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.

Geography (Time, one hour)
1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America.
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fermandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco.
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
7. Name all the republics of Europe and give capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give inclination of the earth.

Physiology (Time, 45 minutes)
1. Where are the saliva, gastric juice, and bile secreted? What is the use of each in digestion?
2. How does nutrition reach the circulation?
3. What is the function of the liver? Of the kidneys?
4. How would you stop the flow of blood from an artery in the case of a laceration?
5. Give some general directions that you think would be beneficial to preserve the human body in a state of health.

Well- How did you do?!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

LEFTIST UNION THUGS ARE NOT LEAVING STATE CAPITOL IN MADISON



Latest reports from Madison, Wisconsin indicate that the police may have gone over to the dark side.

This webcam shows MORE rebels have come into the Capitol Building in the last hour before the deadline to exit.

How will this end?

Cassandra would say, "There Will Be Blood."

SUNDAY FUNNIES FROM DAY BY DAY AND WARNING SIGNS



Cartoon Round Up





EVERYTHING IS ACCEPTED IN SWEDEN: EVEN RAPE OF 11 YEAR OLDS BY MUSLIMS





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CIVIL WAR DECLARED BY U.S. LABOR SECRETARY ON THE TEA PARTY



The final day of the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting turned into an impromptu rally for the public workers of Wisconsin, demonstrating that the standoff over GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget has galvanized labor and liberals.

“The fight is on,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis told the closing session of the DNC gathering at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel Saturday morning. “We work together. We help those embattled states right now where public employees are under assault.”

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"FURTHERMORE, LABOR UNIONS MUST BE DESTROYED!"


End Forced Unionism

By Bruce Walker

Where would we be without labor unions? We would be much better off.

Americans do not understand what "labor unions" mean. Nothing prevents a group of workers at a plant or office from getting together, signing an agreement which delegates power to negotiate contracts to certain representatives, and then proceeding with collective bargaining by those workers who chose to sign the agreement. That is not unionism; it is simply a business arrangement, much like when an athlete has an agent or a client has a lawyer.

The problem with unionism is that those who do not feel such an agreement is needed are compelled to surrender their right to bargain for their working conditions and compelled, as well, to support a vast, expensive bureaucracy of labor satraps. It is coercion of workers masked as industrial democracy. If 49% of the "represented" workers want a wage freeze but more vacation time, and that is not the official union position, then the union bosses are working against the interest of these workers. If many workers feel union rules reduce efficiency, and so the prospects of more jobs, those workers have to pay for the privilege of their representatives doing exactly the opposite of what these wish.

Coerced unions were always unnecessary, wasteful, and immoral -- and all unions today are coerced unions. Depending upon whether a state has a "closed shop" (only members of a union can be hired, and these must comply with union rules) or "union shop" (new employees must join the union after being hired), if a state has no right to work law, employers must negotiate with the union instead of the individual worker. Only 22 states now have right to work laws, although robust Republican state governments could add six more states to that column, five in the Great Lakes region alone.

Our Great Lakes Region was once the industrial dynamo of the world. Unions murdered its prosperity. Towns and cities in the Great Lakes that ought to be humming with activity are now dwindling into ghost towns.

People invariably can be persuaded that in free economic transactions, like the decision of people to work in a coalmine or tractor factory, the workers are getting the short end of the stick. Market economics, however, prevents "exploitation" from being more than a brief aberration and these fluctuations are as likely to unjustly enrich workers (for a short time) as to enrich employers. Only a mind focused on envy and anger can pretend that laws denying the liberty of employment somehow make life better.

It is blindingly clear to any open mind that unions, especially public employee unions, do not even pretend to make an economic argument for their position. Labor negotiations, more and more, are simply exercises in naked political power. The dues snatched involuntarily from workers who oppose being drafted into supporting collectivist Democrats are used to buy politicians. Aside from the crushing "tax" upon our nation's economy which union dues and union restrictions on liberty cost our nation, the social effect of a work environment smothered beneath big labor, big business, and big government squeezes most Americans into lonely atoms in the business of America.

These leviathans are the antithesis of what our country needs to survive and to thrive in a world of instant communication, evolving technology, and global market price systems. Few, if any, people in history have been such rugged individualists as Americans. Our ability to innovate, to adapt quickly, to push unconventional approaches to their limits -- all these have made us great, and in more than just wealth and power. Unions are the antipode of this supreme American virtue. Unions are the incarnation of the putrid body of Marx and all his bitter disciples.

Unions, including especially public employee unions, have function only in a grim universe of constant conflict and suspicion. They are close siblings of feminists who find transcendent grievance in the fact of gender. Unions find family with "civil rights" activists, whose wealth and power are dependent upon the hopelessness of black people. Unions are natural cousins of personal injury lawyers whose only commandment is "Do anything to win" or leftist politicians whose guiding principle is "Promise anything."

The America of 2011 is shackled with crippling chains -- tax rates, particularly on capital gains; environmental regulations calculated to impoverish us into "green" living; goose-stepping media who sappily salute any sin of leftism; militant atheism masking as some sort of faux-Americanism; vast and awful pyramids of public debt and fathomless seas of future entitlements -- and so much more. Do we want a bright future? Do we want our country back? Abolish forced unionism, beginning with government workers. Republicans are weak, far too weak, on this particular issue. Unions are not just the political enemy of Republicans; they are the ideological enemies of liberty. Republicans should heed the quip of President Reagan when his assistants warned that some of his policies were too extreme: "What are they going to do to me? Hang me from a higher tree?"

Governor Walker in Wisconsin is experiencing now what every Republican governor who tries any real reform of the workplace will encounter: fanatical, take-no-prisoners, hatred. Why not push for total victory and a free, productive workplace throughout the land?


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ONE PICTURE SUMMARY OF TEA PARTY v. LEFTIST THUG UNIONS THIS WEEKEND


Richard Andazola, at left, with the Teamsters Local 239 of Stockton argues face to face with Tea Party Patriot Rodney Stanhobe of Placerville. The confrontation lead to a shoving match and Andazola was cited with simple battery and released.

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DEMOCOMMIE FORMER SHERIFF DICK BRITZMAN THINKS TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE SEX OFFENDERS


I THINK THE DEMOCOMMIE PARTY IS THE PARTY FOR SEX OFFENDERS.

JUST ASK BILL CLINTON AND MONICA LEWINSKY.

THANKS TO THOSE TWO PERVERTS, A "LEWINSKY" IS ANOTHER NAME FOR ORAL SEX.

COMMENT BY COMRADE BRITZMAN:

"Like I said- the only ones that thrive from this radical right extremist/gun law extremist/skinhead-neonazi extremist legislation is the criminals-- which in MT looks to be the sex offenders ( I always wondered about those skinheads that form the radical core of the new MT Teabagger movement-- AC/DC or multi pronged)"

RESPONSE FROM TEA PARTY PATRIOT:

So now the tea party members are sex offenders?

You are a sick and twisted man, OT.

Is this like the time you accused others on this site of sexual harrasment, while providing no evidence?

Any honesty and integrity you thought you ever had on this site, is further damaged with ever post you make.

What town in Montana do you live closest to? The local newspaper should do a story on you, and what you think of your neighbors.

The headline would read:

"Former Valley County sheriff Dick Britzman, of Glasgow, Montana, believes Tea Party members are sex offenders"


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PRESIDENT PALIN RODE DISGUST WITH MEDIA INTO THE WHITE HOUSE


This article is for our Sarah Palin fans. We know they are legion because our logs show us repeatedly that such stories garner more readers than anything else we post.

We think this story by Lloyd Marcus in the American Thinker illustrates two things that are, in our opinion, irrefutable in current American politics: Sarah Palin is the most phenomenal success in politics since….well, Barack Obama; and secondly, it is this success that so threatens the Elite Media that they are obsesses with trying to destroy Sarah Palin.

This article is not about endorsing Sarah Palin for president. It is about illustrating the liberal media's ability to brand an image. Case in point, conservatives saying Palin is not smart enough to be president.

The Left launched their "Sarah Palin is Stupid" campaign the next day after her incredible VP nomination acceptance speech. A woman, pretty, smart, witty, confident and bold with an ability to inspire and fire up the conservative base, Sarah Palin was the Left's worst nightmare. They were livid. The only thing which could have made it worse would have been if Palin was black. The Left would have surely lost their minds.

The clarion call went out, "Palin MUST be destroyed!"

When Sarah Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live, I watched with a bunch of my conservative friends. My friends laughed and made comments such as, "This is great. It shows Palin is a good sport and doesn't take herself too seriously."

I thought, "This is wrong. Why help the Left sell the message to their audience that Palin is stupid?" Humor is a powerful sales tool.

The assault on Palin's intellect intensified daily. Every word out of Palin's mouth was dissected and placed under a microscope. Then, viewed through a lens tainted with the paradigm that "Palin is stupid". Who amongst us could withstand our every utterance judged with such extreme scrutiny?

Conservatives saying under their breath at cocktail parties that Palin isn't too bright is evidence the liberal media's branding of her has worked on some level.

Frustratingly, the facts completely prove otherwise. Palin was extremely successful as Governor of Alaska.

For crying out loud, what has His Royal Obamaness achieved qualifying him to run the country? Nothing. Obama was a community organizer. He taught people they were entitled victims of an unfair America and how to extort freebies. He only served 144 days in the senate before running for president.

Obama's presidential qualifications: He is half black and liberal. This won him 100% liberal media support and 96% of the black vote. Obama is well spoken and looked good in a swim suit.

Remember when Obama said America had 57 states? Immediately to his defense, the liberal media said, "Obama was tired". Imagine if Palin had said the same thing. The liberal media would have gagged us with at least three days of 24/7 coverage of the story. Every report would parrot the same mantra, "This conservative woman is truly an idiot".

While the liberal media no longer enjoys their Walter Cronkite single voice "bully pulpit", their ability to brand a person or issue is still quite powerful. They took a man who had never run a business, state or donut shop and convinced millions of Americans he was a political leader unlike any before him. Obama was the smartest guy in the room; eminently qualified to run America and probably the world.

Brilliantly despicable, the liberal media exploited Obama's race to get their liberal black guy elected. They deemed any attempt to subject Obama to the normal vetting procedures for one applying for the position of Leader of the Free World to be racist. Even Obama's anti-America associates and racist pastor of 20 years did not matter.

With fake Greek columns on the set behind him, extra reverb on his voice and a teleprompter, the democrats with liberal media support branded Obama, in the minds of millions, as The Messiah. He was "The One we have been waiting for". You could almost hear angels singing, "Ahhhhhhhhh!"

Meanwhile, without special effects, Sarah Palin truly is a super woman epitomizing everything feminists claim to wish for all women. She has achieved extraordinary success in and outside of the home. And yet, Palin is successfully branded by the liberal media, an idiot, in the minds of many.

Clearly, Palin's presidential qualifications far exceed Obama's. As I stated, this article is not about endorsing Palin for President. I am simply illustrating the liberal media's power to shape an image and public opinion, including opinions of some conservatives.

We tea party patriots have made tremendous inroads in countering the liberal media's propaganda and getting out the truth. This is why they are franticly burning the midnight oil conceiving ways to shut down talk radio and control the internet.

While the liberal media's ability to shape public opinion is in severe decline, they remain relentless. They still believe they set the rules of engagement, defining what behavior and comments are deemed racist and uncivil. They even think they can select our candidates; dictating who is and who is not electable.

Some on our side still crave to be accepted by the liberal media. They are embarrassed to be named among those "crazy tea party people". Thus, they pander to the Left saying things like, "They're right, Palin is a joke. And yes, we conservatives should be willing to work with liberal democrats". Unfortunately, willing to work with always means compromising our values, not theirs. Thank God, most of us get it. We realize the left simply must be defeated.

Liberal mainstream media, your glory days of distorting the truth, monopolizing coverage and totally controlling public opinion are over. We The People truly are Taking Back America!

We have a bit of advice for Sarah Palin. If she decides to run for president she should run 50% against Barack Obama and 50% against the Elite Media. There are few elements of American politics today that are any more reviled than is the Elite Media by most ordinary, work-a-day Americans. The more the Elites try to destroy Palin the more than expose themselves to ordinary Americans. This phenomenon is much of what is behind the ascendency of the Internet news machine and even Fox News.

It will be an interesting election.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

(BARF ALERT!)DNC chairman: 'We're going to play for the big win'


“Our panzers will smash through the Ardennes and hurl the allies back to the beaches! Victory is within our grasp, if we but act boldly enough!”

The Hill ^

DNC chairman: 'We're going to play for the big win' By Michael O'Brien - 02/26/11 11:40 AM ET

President Obama isn't playing for a narrow victory in his 2012 reelection effort, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine promised Saturday.

Kaine, speaking to party members in Washington at the DNC's Winter Meeting, said that the president's reelection would kick off sometime in the second quarter of 2011.

That campaign wouldn't be looking, though, to eke out just enough electoral votes to put Obama over the top.

"We're going to play for the big win," Kaine told DNC members, to cheers. "We're going to play in every corner of this country."

Kaine explained that locating the party's 2012 convention in Charlotte, N.C. was part of that strategy. Obama won the state in 2008 despite its having voted mostly for Republicans in previous presidential elections. It may be tough to win again in 2012, but the DNC's decision to locate its convention there signals that Obama plans to play with an expanded map.

"We're going to go into territory that the other guy thinks is theirs," Kaine said.

Kaine also formally announced several developments within the DNC and campaign infrastructure as the reelection effort gets underway in Chicago.

As had previously been reported, the DNC's executive director, Jen O'Malley Dillon, will leave the DNC to work on the reelection. Patrick Gaspard will take her place as executive director at the DNC. Kaine also announced that the DNC's political director, Clyde Williams, will depart for private opportunities in New York.

GADAFFY'S BIG BREASTED WHORE LEAVING LIBYA - THE REGIME IS DOOMED


Leading Sexual Indicator: Gadaffy's Voluptuous Ukrainian "Nurse" Getting Out of Town

—Ace

Losing major cities? Bad.

Losing oil-rich coasts? Worse.

Losing your paid big-breasted "nurse"? It's over.

And I'm not just being silly -- Gadaffy presumably has much more control over this prostitute than the average man in the street of Tripoli. She's close to him, she's important to him, and as he says, "I either rule you or I kill you."

So now she's splitting. Possibly with his approval, but if that's the case, he knows he's done. And if he's not insisting she go down, Eva Braun style, with him, maybe he's thinking about sparing Tripoli his last bloodbath, too.

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WISCONSIN LEFTIST UNION PIGGY OINKERS TO BE KICKED OUT OF CAPITOL


MADISON, Wis. -- Protesters will have to clear out of the state Capitol by the end of the weekend so custodians can clean the building after days of nonstop demonstrations, officials announced Friday.

It was unclear whether the move could spell the end of demonstrations that have consumed the Capitol for nearly two weeks. Protesters said they would not give up. Some said they would not leave the building.


PARASITES KICKED OUT OF PARADISE

YOU MEDIA GUYS ARE GOOD DAY BY DAY

FEDS INVESTIGATE LEFTIST NYT REPORTER



DIDN'T THE FBI GET THE MEMO FROM OBAMA THAT THE NYT COULD DO ANYTHING?

HEADS WILL ROLL FOR THIS OUTRAGE!

READ ALL ABOUT IT

THE TRASHING OF SARAH PALIN BY THE STUPID LEFTIST MEDIA PIGS


Sarah Palin: Even Conservatives Duped by Liberal Media Branding

By Lloyd Marcus

This article is not about endorsing Sarah Palin for president. It is about illustrating the liberal media's ability to brand an image. Case in point, conservatives saying Palin is not smart enough to be president.

The Left launched their "Sarah Palin is Stupid" campaign the next day after her incredible VP nomination acceptance speech. A woman, pretty, smart, witty, confident and bold with an ability to inspire and fire up the conservative base, Sarah Palin was the Left's worst nightmare. They were livid. The only thing which could have made it worse would have been if Palin was black. The Left would have surely lost their minds.

The clarion call went out, "Palin MUST be destroyed!"

When Sarah Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live, I watched with a bunch of my conservative friends. My friends laughed and made comments such as, "This is great. It shows Palin is a good sport and doesn't take herself too seriously."

I thought, "This is wrong. Why help the Left sell the message to their audience that Palin is stupid?" Humor is a powerful sales tool.

The assault on Palin's intellect intensified daily. Every word out of Palin's mouth was dissected and placed under a microscope. Then, viewed through a lens tainted with the paradigm that "Palin is stupid". Who amongst us could withstand our every utterance judged with such extreme scrutiny?

Conservatives saying under their breath at cocktail parties that Palin isn't too bright is evidence the liberal media's branding of her has worked on some level.

Frustratingly, the facts completely prove otherwise. Palin was extremely successful as Governor of Alaska.

For crying out loud, what has His Royal Obamaness achieved qualifying him to run the country? Nothing. Obama was a community organizer. He taught people they were entitled victims of an unfair America and how to extort freebies. He only served 144 days in the senate before running for president.

Obama's presidential qualifications: He is half black and liberal. This won him 100% liberal media support and 96% of the black vote. Obama is well spoken and looked good in a swim suit.

Remember when Obama said America had 57 states? Immediately to his defense, the liberal media said, "Obama was tired". Imagine if Palin had said the same thing. The liberal media would have gagged us with at least three days of 24/7 coverage of the story. Every report would parrot the same mantra, "This conservative woman is truly an idiot".

While the liberal media no longer enjoys their Walter Cronkite single voice "bully pulpit", their ability to brand a person or issue is still quite powerful. They took a man who had never run a business, state or donut shop and convinced millions of Americans he was a political leader unlike any before him. Obama was the smartest guy in the room; eminently qualified to run America and probably the world.

Brilliantly despicable, the liberal media exploited Obama's race to get their liberal black guy elected. They deemed any attempt to subject Obama to the normal vetting procedures for one applying for the position of Leader of the Free World to be racist. Even Obama's anti-America associates and racist pastor of 20 years did not matter.

With fake Greek columns on the set behind him, extra reverb on his voice and a teleprompter, the democrats with liberal media support branded Obama, in the minds of millions, as The Messiah. He was "The One we have been waiting for". You could almost hear angels singing, "Ahhhhhhhhh!"

Meanwhile, without special effects, Sarah Palin truly is a super woman epitomizing everything feminists claim to wish for all women. She has achieved extraordinary success in and outside of the home. And yet, Palin is successfully branded by the liberal media, an idiot, in the minds of many.

Clearly, Palin's presidential qualifications far exceed Obama's. As I stated, this article is not about endorsing Palin for President. I am simply illustrating the liberal media's power to shape an image and public opinion, including opinions of some conservatives.

We tea party patriots have made tremendous inroads in countering the liberal media's propaganda and getting out the truth. This is why they are franticly burning the midnight oil conceiving ways to shut down talk radio and control the internet.

While the liberal media's ability to shape public opinion is in severe decline, they remain relentless. They still believe they set the rules of engagement, defining what behavior and comments are deemed racist and uncivil. They even think they can select our candidates; dictating who is and who is not electable.

Some on our side still crave to be accepted by the liberal media. They are embarrassed to be named among those "crazy tea party people". Thus, they pander to the Left saying things like, "They're right, Palin is a joke. And yes, we conservatives should be willing to work with liberal democrats". Unfortunately, willing to work with always means compromising our values, not theirs. Thank God, most of us get it. We realize the left simply must be defeated.

Liberal mainstream media, your glory days of distorting the truth, monopolizing coverage and totally controlling public opinion are over. We The People truly are Taking Back America!

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THE MIGHTY OBAMA HAS STRUCK OUT



No joy in Unionville - Obama has struck out

Neil Braithwaite

President Obama's union support rhetoric reminds me of an over confident baseball slugger. When off the field, he comes across as someone you want standing at the plate when the big game is on the line. But on the field, it's a completely different story.

Before walking onto the presidential field of play, Senator Obama talked a big game as a major slugger for the union team. Speaking often to union teammates and bragging of just what would happen if he ever had the opportunity to step up to the plate in a big game for the union team.

One could just imagine Obama at the plate being served up a fat one right in his wheel-house. In the blink of an eye; the great one's swing lifts the ball up and completely out of the stadium for a walk-off homer in the biggest game in union history. The union crowd cheering as Obama crosses home plate and is lifted high on the shoulders of his union teammates for a victory lap around the field. The cheers could be heard echoing throughout the stadium and surrounding city: Obama - Obama - Obama!

But we all know that didn't happen. And unfortunately for team union, when served up that fat pitch in his wheel-house, President Obama stood there, bat on his shoulder and took the pitch for a strike. And not just strike one mind you, but for strike two and strike three as well. The slugger was OUT!

The shock and embarrassment is almost too much for team union and all their fans to bear. Not only had their big union slugger struck out, but he never even swung the bat.

So how could such a big union slugger like Obama choose not to swing the bat in the biggest game ever?

It's simple, President Obama's not a real player, he just plays one during campaigns.


Neil Braithwaite writes political commentary and satire.

UNDER THE COMMUNIST ANC SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION DECLINES


South Africa: Sinking deeper into mediocrity

An article by Prof Jonathen Jansen, Rector of the University of the Free State on the state of the education system in South Africa. Prof Jansen, a colored man, who grew up, lived and was educated under Apartheid, now sits in a position where he has to decide who attends his university. The ANC government of South Africa, has dropped the education standard to such a degree that students who can't even manage a score of 50% are expecting a spot in higher learning - because they are entitled to it, what with being previously disadvantaged and all. Guess what Mr and Ms Previously Disadvantaged - even under Apartheid, blacks were expected to work for their university places. South Africa churned out many degreed blacks under Apartheid - blacks who can now work anywhere in the world on that ticket. But, not today. Today's whiny, self-pitying blacks regularly play the race card to every entitlement they can get their grubby little paws on, which, once again, allows them to get something for nothing. If the ANCs goal was to produce an endless supply of stupid below-average workers to the economy then they have succeeded brilliantly. And the best thing is that these same blacks, who may want to better themselves overseas can't do so because of their below-average education that they received under their black government. Karma sure is a biatch.
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I have in front of me the 2010 "Statement of Results" for the National Senior Certificate statement of a youngster who demands to study at university.

They are: Afrikaans 43, English 39, mathematical literacy 38, life orientation 78, business studies 41, computer applications technology 31, life sciences 28

At the bottom of the certificate is this unbelievable statement: "The candidate qualifies for the national senior certificate and fulfils the minimum requirements for admission to higher education."

Understandably, this young woman takes these words literally, and correctly demands a seat in any place of higher learning. With the young woman's claim to study I have no problem. With the society that sets the bar for performance so low, I have serious problems.

Slowly, slowly we are digging our collective graves as we fall into a sinkhole of mediocrity from which we are unlikely to emerge.

We make excellence sound like a white thing. Behind a massive wave of populism, and in the misguided name of regstelling (setting right the past), we open access to resources and universities to young people without the hard work necessary to achieve those gifts and to succeed once there. Of course, you're a racist if you question this kind of mindlessness; how else do you, as a politician, defend yourself against the critics of mediocrity in an election year?

I miss Steve Biko. In the thinking of black consciousness, he would have railed against the low standards we set for black achievement, in the language of the 1970s.

This young (incidentally black) person did not achieve anything above 50% in her Senior Certificate results for any exam subject, but we tell her she can proceed to higher studies. What are we saying? That black students are somehow less capable and therefore need these pathetic results to access higher education? No, I am sorry, but today I am angry about the messages we send our children.

I saw black parents and students squirm the other night when I addressed a racially diverse group of parents and students and made this point clear: "If a black student requires from you different treatment and lower academic demands because of an argument about disadvantage, tell them to take a hike." (Okay, I used stronger language.)

I saw white teachers squirm when I made the other important point: "If you have lower academic expectations of black children because of what they look like, or where they come from, that is the worst kind of racism."

Our society, schools and universities have adjusted expectations downwards, especially in relation to black students, and that is dangerous in a country with so much promise for excellence.

As stories come rolling in from across the country for our Great South African Teachers book, I am struck by one thing. That many black professionals who are chartered accountants, medical scientists or corporate lawyers tell of attending ordinary public schools under apartheid, often in rural areas, and having teachers at the time who, despite the desperate poverty and inequality, held high expectations of their learners. There was no compromising on academic standards; there was homework every day; there was punishment for low performance; and there was constant motivation to rise above your circumstances.

Not today. Mathematical literacy is a cop-out, a way of compensating for poor maths teaching in the mainstream. Parents of Grade 9 children, listen carefully - do not let your school force your child into mathematical literacy because they will struggle to find access to academic degree studies at serious universities. Insist your child does mathematics in Grade 10 for that important choice determines what your child writes in Grade 12.

It is not, of course, mathematical literacy that I am concerned about; there are good teachers of the subject. It is about the message we send: that children can't do maths.

In other words, a message again communicated of low expectations. Do not buy into this culture of mediocrity in the way your child makes subject choices. Also, tell your child not to take life orientation seriously; as you can see in the above results, there is no positive relationship between high marks in academic subjects and this thing called life orientation.

Small wonder young people with better results than those above are without work. The marketplace, and serious universities, know this child will not succeed with these kinds of results, even if Umalusi does not "get it".

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IAN MURPHY TO BE ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT OF DAVID KOCH

A pro-union blogger impersonated David Koch in order to get through to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The blogger, pretending to be Koch, made numerous inflammatory and outrageous comments hoping to get a reaction from Walker. The blogger recorded the phone call, and then released the phone call, causing a political firestorm directed at both Walker and Koch.

While anti-Koch and anti-Walker activists cheered the prank, there is a serious argument to be made that the "prank" was a crime under Wisconsin law.

Wisconsin law protects the "personal identifying information" of individuals. The term is broadly defined, and includes a person's name:
943.201(1)(b)
(b) "Personal identifying information" means any of the following information:

943.201(1)(b)1.

1. An individual's name.
The misappropriation of such "personal identifying information" is a felony if done for purposes listed in the statute, including obtaining anything of value or benefit, or to harm the reputation of the person whose name was misappropriated.
943.201(2)
(2) Whoever, for any of the following purposes, intentionally uses,any personal identifying information or personal identification document of an individual, including a deceased individual, without the authorization or consent of the individual and by representing that he or she is the individual, that he or she is acting with the authorization or consent of the individual, or that the information or document belongs to him or her is guilty of a Class H felony: attempts to use, or possesses with intent to use
943.201(2)(a)
(a) To obtain credit, money, goods, services, employment, or any other thing of value or benefit.

943.201(2)(b)
(b) To avoid civil or criminal process or penalty.
943.201(2)(c)
(c) To harm the reputation, property, person, or estate of the individual.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently upheld the validity of the statute against a First Amendment challenge, State v. Baron (2009) 769 N.W.2d 34, 318 Wis. 2d 60. (I do think the section of the law as to harming reputation has unanswered First Amendment issues which were not addressed by the Baron case.)
The terms "benefit" and "value" also have been held to convey their normal and usual meaning, and not to require that the victim suffer a financial loss.
State v. Lis (App. 2008) 751 N.W.2d 891, 311 Wis.2d 691.

There certainly is a good argument to be made that the "prank" fits the definition of identity theft.

There does not seem to be any doubt that the blogger used Koch's name without authority or consent. The blogger thereby used Koch's "personal identifying information."

The purpose of the use of Koch's name also was to obtain a "benefit" for the blogger, namely access to Gov. Walker, and to obtain something "of value," namely a recording to be used by the blogger.

Additionally, it appears that there also was the purpose of harming the reputation of Koch, both through the inflammatory statements by the blogger acting as Koch and by creating the appearance of some improper influence by Koch on the political process.

In sum, there certainly seems to be enough evidence already known at least to justify an investigation by the Madison police as to the possible theft of David Koch's identity, a felony under state law.

Instead, the Madison Police Chief wants an investigation of Gov. Walker, even though there were no statements made by Walker which could constitute a crime. If the Madison Police Chief wants someone and something to investigate, it is not Gov. Walker.


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LEFTIST UNION PIGS IN KANSAS SEXUALLY ATTACK FEMALE REPUBLICANS



Kansas Republicans accused organized labor activists Thursday of forcing female legislators to endure sexually explicit and degrading comments while passing into the House chamber before a vote to end automatic deductions from paychecks for union political causes.

Democrats and a representative of the Kansas AFL-CIO disputed the GOP claims, and both sides pointed to video evidence to support their interpretation of events.

House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, said the vocal crowd crossed the line by engaging in salty commentary outside of the House chamber and by shouting inside the chamber when the paycheck bill came to a vote.

LEFTIST HYPOCRITES ON PARADE IN KANSAS