RANT: Less debauchery; more sexual restraint

Friday, February 5, 2010

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Abortion Advocates Rebuked for Saying Pam Tebow Lying About Pregnancy
by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 2, 2010

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“Here’s what we do need a lot more of: Tebows. Collegians who are selfless enough to choose not to spend summers poolside, but travel to impoverished countries to dispense medical care to children, as Tebow has every summer of his career. Athletes who believe in something other than themselves, and are willing to put their backbone where their mouth is. Celebrities who are self-possessed and self-controlled enough to use their wattage to advertise commitment over decadence,” Jenkins continues.

“You know what we really need more of? Famous guys who aren’t embarrassed to practice sexual restraint, and to say it out loud. If we had more of those, women might have fewer abortions,” she adds.

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Amen! More charitable college “kids” and more personal responsibility. Debauchery and the loss of civic virtue brought down the Roman Empire. Think we’re immune? Ever watch the soft porn on VH1?

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POLITICAL: Sarah Palin’s Bill O’Reilly debut

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/Sarah-Palin-shoots-straight-in-Bill-OReilly-debut-on-Fox-News-81309207.html

Sarah Palin shoots straight in Bill O’Reilly debut on Fox News
Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 4:00 AM

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Patrick Roberts: Sarah Palin came out swinging on Bill O’Reilly last night – and for the first time I could see what this woman has that voters find so attractive.She swore, she let loose , she nailed some enemies. She came across as a real person, not a polished politician, but a person who, until very recently, was skinning polar bears or whatever it is they do in the wilds of Alaska.

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I saw the segment, but the follow up analysis was nuked by Haiti “coverage” (i.e., a talking female head repeating that they knew nothing, dermatologist describing how poor they were on her medical relief missions, and professional fundraiser asking for donations while patting themselves on the back for just delivering two containers of stuff that very day due to lucky timing; in other words, fluff!).

The ex-Guv dodged Bo’R’s attempts to get her to say something bad about the various folks attacking her. She deflected by reporting that the attackers weren’t there and were just passing along third had gossip.

The ex-Guv also dodged the “bomb Iran” question. She called for sanctions. (How does starving little kids bring about peace?) So, she needs to be carefully examined to see if she’s a Libertarian or a neo-Conservative?

This observer is still on the fence. Leaning her way, but on the fence.

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FUN: When the wife is mad

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chris Rock on the View commenting on Letterman:

“When the bad guys are after you, you call the cops. When the cops are after you, you call your lawyer. When your wife is after you, there ain’t no one to call!!”

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TECHNOLOGY: Mediasaurus

Friday, October 2, 2009

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1.04/mediasaurus.html

Mediasaurus
Today’s mass media is tomorrow’s fossil fuel. Michael Crichton is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore.
By Michael Crichton

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The extreme positions of the Crossfire Syndrome require extreme simplification – framing the debate in terms that ignore the real issues. For example, when I watch Crossfire, or Nightline, or MacNeil-Lehrer, I often think, wait a minute. The real issue isn’t term limits; it’s campaign finance reform. The real issue isn’t whether a gasoline tax is regressive, it’s national security – whether we’d prefer to go back to war in the Gulf instead of reducing oil consumption by taxing it more heavily, as every other nation does. The real issue isn’t whether the United States should have an industrial policy, it is whether the one we have – no policy is a policy – serves us well. The issue isn’t whether Mickey Kantor is a protectionist, it’s how should the US respond to its foreign competitors.

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He hits the nail on the head. The media is just SO biased that it distracts from the data, info, knowledge, and wisdom from the “story”.

It’s a long article but it does highlight how bias and technology are making the “media” obsolete.

Interesting?

How do we capitalize on the replacement?

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MONEY: Dollar is in big trouble

Saturday, August 22, 2009

http://www.lewrockwell.com/lilley/floy10.1.html

Sound Money: The Impossible Dream?
by Floy Lilley

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Debt: The US must borrow 46 cents for every dollar spent this year. Outstanding public debt as of 18 August is $11,704,322,903, 918. An estimated population of the United States is 307,209,243, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $38,127. The debt-to-GDP ratio is 82%. This debt will grow by a trillion dollars a year. The debt has to be rolled over every four years. That’s $240 billion a month to be skimmed off capital markets. The four largest budget items are wars, social security, Medicare/Medicaid, and interest on the debt.

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How does the Republic get out of the mess that the congresscritters have created?

Inflation? Repudiation? What Chapter applies to the nation?

It’s clear we can’t meet our commitments. So what, or rather who, gets thrown under the bus?

Clearly the Chinese, and any one holding our debt. Senior citizens, pensioners, the sick and elderly.

Social security goes broke. What does that look like?

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Golf Official interferes with a race

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090810/D9A0ARLO0.html

Woods to be fined for criticism of rules official
Aug 10, 7:31 PM (ET)
By DOUG FERGUSON

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CHASKA, Minn. (AP) – Tiger Woods will be fined by the PGA Tour for his public criticism of a rules official after winning the Bridgestone Invitational, a tour official said Monday.

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With the championship on the line, the “official” says “hurry up”. And, Woods’ competition triple bogeys the 16th. Great time to mention it.

Now don’t get me wrong, Golf sucks. On TV, it’s even worse. (It’s covered like a skitzo. Jumping around, like a poor unfortunate with ADD.)

But this was just wrong.

It’s like … … joggling a Chess grandmaster during the end game. “Hey, Grand, did you know you only have 3 minutes to move!”

Argh!

And, Woods was sticking up for his competition.

CBS should demand a refund.

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RECOMMENDED: Julie & Julia

Friday, August 7, 2009

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135503/

Julie & Julia

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Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julie Powell (Amy Adams) are featured in writer-director Nora Ephron’s adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell’s Julie & Julia and My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends…until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Written by Columbia Pictures

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It was “funny peculiar”; not “funny haha”.

Maybe it resonated so well for the mid-life crisis aspect.

Not a chick flick, it had a poignant tone to it. Sadly funny.

I liked it; Frau didn’t. YMMV

p.s., especially funny; who would ever write a 700 page book? rofl!

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