RANT: The Governing elite, the Sheeple, and the patriots

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/clinton-rush-limbaugh-comment-doesnt-make-any-sense.html

Political Punch
Power, pop, and probings from ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper

Clinton: Rush Limbaugh Comment “Doesn’t Make Any Sense”
April 17, 2010 5:02 PM

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One of those consequences, Clinton said, was threats against public officials. “We shouldn’t demonize the government or its public employees or its elected officials. We can disagree with them. We can harshly criticize them. But when we turn them into an object of demonization, you know, you — you increase the number of threats.”

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Sorry, but I think the gooferment deserves “demonization”. These are no “honest mistakes” or “policy disagreements”; they seek to enslave us and our posterity just as any tyrant in history.

It’s definitely become a “them versus us”. The Governing elite, the Sheeple, and the patriots.

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POLITICAL: Golf over duty!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/18/obama-skips-polish-funeral-heads-to-golf-course/

Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course
By Joseph Curl

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A massive volcanic plume covering most of Europe forced President Obama to cancel a Sunday trip to Poland to attend the funeral of the nation’s president. But the last-minute change left an opening in his schedule, so the president headed to the links for a round of golf instead.

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i don’t begrudge the guy his time off.

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt),

It looks bad. It looks like he doesn’t care. (He’s a politician. He doesn’t. It’s all illusion.)

But this White House has a “tin ear”, doesn’t care what folks think, and missed a golden opportunity.

If I was OBH44, I’d have turned to one of the many gofers and said: “Contact the Polish Ambassador here in DC and invite him to OUR memorial service. I may not be able to go to Poland, but I can bring Poland here. Call up the local clergy and find out who’s free. Keep working down the hierarchy until you get me (in alphabetical order): an Atheist, a Catholic priest, a Jewish rabbi, a Muslim imam, and Protestant minister. Me, FLOTUS, and the children will be in the front row. We’ll have some Polish kids from Chicago sing a polish song. And, we’ll express our sympathies and solidarity with the Polish people.”

That would be impressive!

Then he could go play golf!

Even if he didn’t do that, he should have done SOMETHING. A job summit? Attend a military funeral?

Playing golf sends a message.

Not one I like!

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RANT: “Coded racism”? The Schools are racist!

http://reason.com/blog/2010/04/13/is-the-president-an-athlete-an

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So the latest faux-flap in the post-racial age many of us hoped that the election of Barack Obama would usher in is, naturally, about race. Guest-hosting on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Norah O’Donnell suggested to the assembled throng of rag-tag plagiarists and John Demjanjuk enthusiasts that former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s jab at the president was coded racism.

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Faux-flap!

An excellent characterization.

“Coded racism”?

We don’t need examples of “coded racism”. We have an actual example of “racism” that we should ALL be talking about.

Anyone looked at any inner city school lately?

Crime IN the school. Drugs IN the school. Graduation rates?

Of course, my solution is to put parents back in the driver’s seat.

While as a little L libertarian, I’m against taxes.

But if we are to have theft by force, let’s do “vouchers”.

(I did a transition plan for the Hands Across New Jersey tax revolt group.

Essentially, it was a FORTY YEAR plan to unwind “public education”.

  • Give EVERY child a RED VOUCHER for a specific amount that is EQUAL to the highest tuition in the State.
      
  • RED vouchers must be spent at their assigned school; GREEN vouchers can be spent at ANY school.
      
  • Every year for the first 20 years, 5% of the RED turn GREEN. Every year for the second 20 years, the amount decreases 5%.
  • The Teachers in a school are given the school. They must begin to compete.
  • There are no school standards; parents will buy the best education for their children as they see it.
  • Schools must post a bond to ensure that they don’t “go bust” taking the money and running in mid-year.
      
  • Politicians are out of the Education business. Federal Department of Education is closed.

We don’t need “no stinkin gooferment skrools”; they’re racist!

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RANT: “Pacific” short changed me?

Anyone watching “Pacfic”? It’s the “Band of Brothers” clone but aimed at the Pacific THeater of Ops as opposed to the European.

(You had to be crazy to do some of the stuff ordered. Like Hank’s portrayal of the DDay invasion, or the fire fights in Band of Brothers, only a crazy person would cross and open terrain like that airport under Japanese fire.)

Pacific was scheduled from 9PM to 10PM.

It ended at 9:50PM.

Then there was 10 minutes of filler.

Argh!

I have always thought the opening credit was long, but … …

So are we being “shortchanged”?

I felt so; maybe it’s just me.

Argh!

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