POLITICAL: FLOTUS gets a selective edit from ABCNEWS?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

http://washingtonexaminer.com/abc-defends-editing-michelle-obamas-automatic-weapon-claim/article/2522628

Politics
ABC defends editing Michelle Obama’s ‘automatic weapon’ claim
February 26, 2013 | 4:11 pm | Modified: February 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm
Michal CongerStaff Writer
The Washington Examiner
Email Author @michalconger

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ABC is defending its decision to edit out an apparently erroneous claim by Michelle Obama in its broadcast of the first lady’s interview on Good Morning America today, saying it made the changes “solely” for the sake of time.

As The Washington Examiner reported this morning, the first lady claimed during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts that 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed in Chicago shortly after performing during the President’s Inauguration, was shot because “some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need.”

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Unfortunately, FLOTUS is a political operative. Supporting BHO44’s agenda. And that of the anti-gun gun control aka “Victim Disarmament” “skrule of thought”.

HRC did the same for Bill on Health Care. 

But, the moment you step into the political arena, then you become fair game. 

In this case, a SUPPOSED news operation gave political cover to FLOTUS and demonstrate that they can be trusted. 

(I wonder if there’s a vast right wing conspiracy over in the inet division that put the whole thing online? I bet there is a witch hunt going on now!)

In any event, let’s examine the flaws.

(1) In the US, there are NO legal automatic weapons.

(2) In the cited incident, the bad actor used a handgun. 

(3) The keyword “need” is in the “liberal” narrative; what I “need” has no bearing in the context of the RKBA.

(4) There has been no reporting, but the Chicago violence is probably rooted in the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs” and an immoral lackadaisical culture and civil society.

(5) Is there a correlation between “the strictest gun laws” and the level of violence? Like the bumper sticker says, “when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns”!

(6) ABCNEWS should have it’s “news” broadcasts post a disclaimer, like the do on the infomercials, “edited for dramatic content”, or “this is a fairy tale”, or “We waive our First Amendment claim to be the Free Press; we’re whores for the Left!”.

We should have “Truth in Advertising”.

Boycott the mainstream media!

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EVLYNN: Funny story yesterday

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

For the better part of almost a year now. I roll out of bed, shape up, and go to work arriving between 7 and 8 AM.

Clock work!

So on Monday, knowing I’d be late, I could my senior coworker and my Boss.

Went to Mass.

Come out and turn on my phone and berry. They start to have a nervous breakdown. Email, calls, texts! 

Did the building burn down? Did our pool with the lotto? Was there an asteroid on its way to 22102?

NO!

My coworkers missed me at my appointed time and feared the worst.

They were getting ready to send a expedition over to the condo to see if I died in my sleep.

(LAFF, I should be so lucky!)

And, they even involved my senior coworker, who forgot about the conversation.

Hysterical!

I guess they are creatures of habit too and you’re not allowed to deviate from the norm.

Maybe next year, they’ll remember.

I thought it was quite touching and funny.

It was the cherry on a lousy morning!

(Or should that be mourning?)

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RANT: 1M$ gooferment employee!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

http://watchdog.org/62420/co-secret-energy-lab-spawns-million-dollar-govt-employee/

CO: Secret energy lab spawns million dollar govt employee

By Tori Richards / November 24, 2012 / Colorado Watchdog

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GOLDEN, Colo. – The federal government’s dream of a renewable energy empire hinges on a scrubby outpost here, where scientists and executives doggedly explore a

If you live outside Colorado, you probably haven’t heard of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory – NREL for short. It’s the place where solar panels, windmills and corn are deemed the energy source of the future and companies who support such endeavors are courted.

It’s also the place where highly paid staff decide how to spend hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars.

And the public pays those decision-makers well: NREL’s top executive, Dr. Dan Arvizu, makes close to a million dollars per year. His two top lieutenants rake in more than half a million each and nine others make more than $350,000 a year.

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And no one can figure out how to cut the budget?!!!!

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EVLYNN: February 26, 2011 — a day that I’ll never forget

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Evlynn Marie Mahoney Reinke
(July 1, 1947 – February 26, 2011)

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What can I say?

My life changed that day.

And the rush for the finish line began. 

To catch up.

It’s like … missing an essential part of what was “me”.

I don’t know how other folks doit.

One foot in from of the other, I guess.

No sympathy; no pity needed.

I have a great 40+ years. More than most; less than some.

I only regret the days I didn’t treasure what I had.

This ends what I call the “yucky season” — starts are Halloween (She loved the kids at the door and always made a game out of it!) and end at the end of February. Only bad day the rest of the year is 7/1 her birthday.

“This too shall pass.” 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_too_shall_pass 

The phrase appears in the works of Persian Sufi poets, such as Sanai and Attar of Nishapur. Attar records the fable of a powerful king who asks assembled wise men to create a ring that will make him happy when he is sad, and vice versa. After deliberation the sages hand him a simple ring with the words “This too will pass” etched on it, which has the desired effect.

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POLITICAL: Cut Defense Spending

Monday, February 25, 2013

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/16-ways-to-cut-defense-spending-7/

16 Ways to Cut Defense Spending
The greatest threat to our national security is how much our militarism costs.
By JON BASIL UTLEY • February 22, 2013

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1) The military is top-heavy with officers and generals compared to enlisted men, with far more proportionately today than during World War II. The military is still trained and designed mostly for mass mobilization to refight World War II: tanks, aircraft-carrier strike groups, and fighter planes for dogfights and to shoot down bombers only Russia has. Yet Russia’s military is a shadow of its former self, plagued and demoralized by Putin-era corruption. China is dynamic, defensive, and prospers with peace.

Basing one’s military on past wars’ lessons is nothing new. British generals entered World War I with horse cavalry and the strategy of Napoleon. It’s common to start wars with the strategy of 75 years before.

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What a joke.

Let’s reform into the Department of DEFENSE!

The Swiss have it right; be a hedgehog.

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PRODUCTIVITY: One way to KILL it

Monday, February 25, 2013

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/02/23/1634244/mayer-terminates-yahoos-remote-employee-policy?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

Mayer Terminates Yahoo’s Remote Employee Policy
Posted by timothy on Saturday February 23, @11:34AM
from the gonna-ask-you-to-come-in-on-saaaaaturday dept.
An anonymous reader writes
“AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher reported and tweeted that Marissa Mayer (CEO since July 2012) has just sent an all-hands email ending Yahoo’s policy of allowing remote employees. Hundreds of workers have been given the choice: start showing up for work at HQ (which would require relocation in many cases), or resign. (They can forget about Yahoo advice pieces like this). Mayer has also been putting her stamp on Yahoo’s new home page, which was rolled out Wednesday.”

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Because if you can’t see people working, there’s just no other way to manage them.

I’d feel the stock!

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FUN: Ahhh young love is vunderbar

Sunday, February 24, 2013

HAD lunch with the bride-elect and the groom-to-be. And spare, spare’s lovely gal pal, Mom, and H. 

Argh! 

Makes me feel very very old.

Too bad Our Girl was called away early, I KNOW she’d have been joyous.

Tentative calendar entry 10-1×-2014!

Mozel Tov!

(Wonder if the wedding meme is contagious among eligible young women? Like when the hold babies, suddenly each one wants one of their own? It’s like the biological clock goes into a spin cycle! Similar to male menopause and sympathetic pregnancy?)

Two diverse memes!

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MONEY: This economy, and lack of political fiscal discipline, is hardest on the poor

Sunday, February 24, 2013

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2013/0222/Why-is-Wal-Mart-worried-Payroll-tax-could-cut-consumer-spending.-video?nav=87-frontpage-entryLeadStory

Why is Wal-Mart worried? Payroll tax could cut consumer spending. (+video)
Recent reports forecast lower spending for this year, anticipating that the restored payroll tax will impact consumers’ wallets, especially low-income earners. Wal-Mart is adjusting its strategy.

By Husna Haq, Correspondent / February 22, 2013

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“It’s a big deal,” says Morgan Housley, a macroeconomic analyst with Motley Fool, an online financial education website. “The biggest impact is on lower-income households since the payroll tax is regressive, only applying to the first $113,000 of income. Wealthier households don’t feel the same pinch because the tax doesn’t hit all of their income. Lower-income households also spend a larger share of their income than wealthier consumers.… Low-income families are in one of the toughest spots they’ve been in since 2009.”

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Anyone believe a less that 2% cpi?

Not me!

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Why is Wal-Mart worried? Payroll tax could cut consumer spending. (+video)Recent reports forecast lower spending for this year, anticipating that the restored payroll tax will impact consumers’ wallets, especially low-income earners. Wal-Mart is adjusting its strategy.

By Husna Haq, Correspondent / February 22, 2013


RANT: the recent cruise ship debacle

Sunday, February 24, 2013

In reflecting about the cruise ship disabled, with a bunch of Americans aboard, was anyone as surprised that the US Navy did put anything alongside them. Like a capital ship capable of succor, support, or escue?

Maybe they did and it wasn’t reported?

Shocks me!

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FUN: Found the drivers license I misplaced

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I know I am ready for the home.

Remember I misplaced my new DL about a week after getting it?

Found it today!

Three guesses where.

Nope, nope, nope … … give up?

BEHIND the toilet?

How it got there I have no idea?

How long it could have remained there is an “interesting” question.

Argh!

Now where is my cellphone?

Behind the spare tire in the car? There is a spare tire in the car, right? They still have those. 

Just the other day, I went to the gas station, got a gallon of gas for 30 cents, and the attended washed the windows … …

… … in my dreams!

Argh!

Maybe I am in the home and this is all a dream?

Are we having pudding after dinner?

Argh!

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Donated a “double” of platelets

Saturday, February 23, 2013

On Friday, I did another “double”!

You doing anything important?

It is the Gift of Life.

Can’t get it any other way!

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GUNS: I love this commercial!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROofWOlXEPY&sns=em

This is the essence of the debate!

I trust women, any woman, to decide when to unload.

My only gripe is that the guy wakes up all!

Someone comes through my door like that — not that any would be rapist is interested in a fat old white guy injineer — they should be greeted with a full magazine out through the nose.

Old, weak, women, gay or straight, celebrity or office cleaner — level the “playing field”!

Equalize!

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FUN: @tswift13 is getting hotter

Friday, February 22, 2013

http://youtu.be/bEh2iECS0To

wish I was young again!

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RANT: Drone warfare AGAINST the usa?

Friday, February 22, 2013

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/132702.html

February 21, 2013

Drone Blowback?

Posted by Lew Rockwell on February 21, 2013 07:50 PM

Writes Jack Douglas:

The US plans to use drones to spy and kill everywhere. They forget that something so simple and cheap can become a deadly weapon against  a Global Empire that is exposed worldwide, maybe a guerrilla war-winning weapon like the IED’s in Iraq and Afghanistan, but much smaller, hard to detect, and cheap.

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Everyone forgets about the asymetrical nature of warfare.

An advantage never lasts very long!

And imagine what small drones could do against the US civil aviation?

Argh!

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FUN: TBBT “the cat’s alive”

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrödinger’s_cat

An absolutely great episode!

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Armed robbers snatch $50m in uncut diamonds from Brussels airport

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Armed robbers snatch $50m in uncut diamonds from Brussels airport

Reads like a Hollywood movie. And, reeks of an inside job. No dye packs? Seems like a lame security setup. And, airports that can be entered like a shool playground. Have the suicide bombers taught us nothing. Anyone ever heard of a culvert? 

Argh!

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MONEY: Default is unavoildable

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1264.html

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Will the federal government default? Yes. Will investors learn their lesson? Not for long. But for a time, yes.

Here is the lesson: Do not trust a politician who says America cannot, must not, and will not default.

Here is the rule: “Never believe a rumor until it is officially denied by the government.”

Obama has officially denied it.

It’s coming.

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Regardless of how you define “default”, what the FED is doing in buying debt with more paper, is de facto default.

So what the individual to do?

Buy assets that are not dollar denominated.

Bullion coins are my favorite. Nickles too.

Diversify. Pay off debt. And “get small in your hole”. (Any vet knows what that means!)

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RANT: The Press is BHO44’s bitch

Monday, February 18, 2013

THe President gets away from the Press for a golf weekend.

Other than Tiger, what fat cats were with him?

Enquiring minds what to know. What deals were struck? What promises were exchanged?

Where are the yellow dog journalists that like Woodward and Bernstein drive on the truth no matter what the cost?

Oh year, Nixon was an R and Obama is a D!

Argh!

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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/19/obama-is-a-master-at-limiting-shaping-and-manipulating-media-coverage-the-10-most-scathing-remarks-from-politicos-anti-obama-media-column/

More complaints about “transparency”!

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And WMAL radio reported this morning that the “pool reporters had an off-the-record meeting with the President”. The point was who authorized them to agree to “off-the-record”?

My question is WHY was the Press precluded from its normal coverage (as with past Presidents)?

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POLITICS: What was BHO44 doing during Benghazi-gate?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Today on WMAL their political reporter asked a very simple question: what was BHO44 doing during the whole Benghazi event?

I’d add what was Hilary (HRC) doing?

The American Press demonstrates how biased they are since if it was an R we would hear this every day!

Argh!

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FUN: “Today a girl is going to touch you in your special place!”

Sunday, February 17, 2013

TBBT: Love that show. Go, Penny, go!

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POLITICAL: FACEBOOK gets taxpayer money from BHO44

Sunday, February 17, 2013

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-15/facebook-gets-a-multi-billion-dollar-tax-break

High Finance

Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax Break

By Peter Coy on February 15, 2013

It hasn’t drawn much attention, but Facebook’s first annual earnings report contains an accounting gem: a multibillion-dollar tax deduction for the cost of executive stock options and share awards.

Even though Facebook (FB) reported $1.1 billion in pre-tax profits from U.S. operations in 2012, it will probably pay zero federal and state taxes—and even receive a federal tax refund of about $429 million—according to a Feb. 14 statement from Citizens for Tax Justice.

The tax-research and -lobbying organization says companies such as Facebook should treat stock options the same in their reports to shareholders as they do in their tax filings. Citizens for Tax Justice calls the tax footnotes in Facebook’s Jan. 30 financial statement “an amazing admission,” but there’s nothing illegal about the breaks the company is claiming. Companies like Facebook are allowed to treat the cost of non-cash compensation, such as stock options, as an expense that reduces profits, essentially the way they treat cash compensation such as salaries.

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Can anyone say — “Crony Capitalism”?

Argh!

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FUN: Bud and Lou (version 2.0)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

>> You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and not too
>> old
>> to understand computer basics to fully appreciate this. If Bud Abbott and
>> Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, “Who’s on First?”
>> might have turned out something like this.
>>
>>
>> COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT
>>
>> ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
>>
>> COSTELLO: Thanks. I’m setting up an office in my den and I’m thinking
> about
>> buying a computer.
>>
>> ABBOTT: Mac?
>>
>> COSTELLO: No, the name’s Lou.
>>
>> ABBOTT: Your computer?
>>
>> COSTELLO: I don’t own a computer. I want to buy one.
>>
>> ABBOTT: Mac?
>>
>> COSTELLO: I told you, my name’s Lou.
>>
>> ABBOTT: What about Windows?
>>
>> COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
>>
>> COSTELLO: I don’t know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
>>
>> COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
>>
>> ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
>>
>> COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write
> proposals
>> track expenses and run my business. What do you have?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Office.
>>
>> COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
>>
>> ABBOTT: I just did.
>>
>> COSTELLO: You just did what?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Recommend something.
>>
>> COSTELLO: You recommended something?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Yes.
>>
>> COSTELLO: For my office?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Yes.
>>
>> COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Office.
>>
>> COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
>>
>> ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
>>
>> COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let’s just say I’m
>> sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Word.
>>
>> COSTELLO: What word?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Word in Office
>>
>> COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
>>
>> ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
>>
>> COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
>>
>> ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue “W”.
>>
>> COSTELLO: I’m going to click your blue “w” if you don’t start with some
>> straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I
> can
>> track my money with?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Money.
>>
>> COSTELLO: That’s right. What do you have?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Money.
>>
>> COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
>>
>> ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
>>
>> COSTELLO: What’s bundled with my computer?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Money.
>>
>> COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.
>>
>> COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
>>
>> ABBOTT: One copy.
>>
>> COSTELLO: Isn’t it illegal to copy money?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
>>
>> COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!
>>
>> (A few days later)
>>
>> ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
>>
>> COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
>>
>> ABBOTT: Click on “START”…..
>>
>

 

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RANT: Why is SYFY showing WWE?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Just curious?

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INTERESTING: “THE PUB” in 22102 allows smoking

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tonight I found a bar that allows smoking?

It’s attached to a Chinese restaurant.

Strange, I thought the smoking Nazis had wiped out this particular form of freedom.

It could, if it wasn’t for the smoke, become one of my favorite places.

Only two kinds of draft beer — bud and bud light (yuck) — and only a half dozen varieties of bottled beer.

(Not a problem considering I gave up beer and facebook for lent.)

Just shocked me. And reminded me how much I don’t like smoke.

But as a Little L Libertarian, that decision should be left to the owner. Patrons and workers are free to seek other venues.

Argh!

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FUN: Co-workers dining

Thursday, February 14, 2013

 

2013 02FEB 13 DA D DINNER

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GUNS: NJ = the Pepul’s republik of Nu Jerzee

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/10/NJ-Democrats-Join-The-War-On-Gunshttp://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/10/NJ-Democrats-Join-The-War-On-Guns

The New Jersey Democrats have forgotten that we have Constitutional rights. Their rubber stamp judiciary does nothing to reign in the Gooferment. No wonder the “state” is a disaster.

Argh!

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