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Thursday, August 30, 2012

There is NO Fact Checking from a biased media

I love this post by Ed Morrissey over at!!

True, it has its own leaning. I mean he is defending his "side", but he is also pointing out the failure of today's media in not only their duties as the Fourth Estate but in their professionalism. How sad that they can't even do something as simple as research before stating "facts" that are easily proven wrong.

Which brings me to my main gripe (and no, its not the failure of today's so-called professionals in journalism).

Okay, yes it is.

I am so sick and tired of these people making all this money NOT doing the job they are supposed to be doing. All of them! CNN, FOX, NY Times, etc . . . every last one of these cretins who make big bucks while those of us in "alternative" media struggle. We have been holding BOTH sides accountable for the past (nearly) decade. And we make either NOTHING or peanuts. Not that I don't get other, personal, benefits from doing what I do. But it annoys me that these "professionals" make a mockery of journalism by getting paid to do something that is NOT journalism.

So why do we, the alternative media, do it? I can't answer why anyone else does it. I know there are ways to make money on blogs, but I have been unable to figure that out. I know there are ways to reach the "right" people and turn your successful blog into an earning opportunity. Those in positions of help don't seem to be reading mine.

So I cannot speak for anyone but myself.

And that is kind of the point of why I do it. I have a passion for it. I have a need to vent my feelings and make use of this small talent I possess to get people to think for themselves. I believe in the fourth estate. I believe that those in power need to be held accountable by the people and that the people need to be protected from those in power. Because, lets face it, even those with the best of intentions can be pulled from the straight and narrow path of "serving" their constituents. And it is our duty, those of us who have a modicum of skills in news gathering and presentation to remind them of their duty to the people.

Maybe those in the mainstream media who lean one way or the other have forgotten the passion. Maybe they never had it in the first place. I don't know. I just know they are far from the professionals they claim to be. Sure they make the money, but they don't do the job.

Anyway, enough of that particular rant. It doesn't matter if you agree with me or not. The point is that I just want you to start thinking for yourselves and stop listening to politicians who TELL you what to think, and these so-called professionals in the media who use their gifts to SPIN their thoughts into yours. Do that and I will consider my work done. Either way, its okay. Because this is, as usual, just me, Thinking Out Loud.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Politicians and the economy - maybe we need NEW ones

Back in August of 2010, when I was living in Columbia, SC - before my life was laid waste by a young woman with a serious mental illness - when I was the Columbia Conservative Examiner, I wrote an opinion piece.

It was called "Sometimes you just need a new one."

It bears repeating here. And I'll tell you why afterwards.

My five-year old grandson came up to me with a small inflatable basketball. He asked me to blow it up. I suspected that there was a hole in it but I went ahead and wore out my lungs blowing the darn thing up anyway. Sure enough, there was a small leak in it. Slowly, it began to deflate again.

"Sorry, pal," I explained to him. "It won't stay inflated. It has a hole in it." I then squeezed on the ball to show him where the air was coming out. He took the shriveling plastic globe and looked at it for a second. Then he said, "I know how to fix it."

"You can open it up,” he thoughtfully explained to me. “And put money inside. That will fix it."

I explained that putting money in it would not fix the hole. But he insisted it would. I then showed him the tube and said money would not fit in there.

"Yes, it will," he insisted. Then he looked around, spied a dime and said, "It just has to be a little money."

I took the dime and showed him it would not fit in the tiny tube.

"Sorry, pal," I explained. "Money won't fix the problem." Sadly, he took the ball, looked at it for a second then cheerfully turned to his brother and said, "Wanna go play in our room."

And off they went, deflated ball forgotten on the floor. Ah, the resilience of youth.

Then I wistfully wondered why Democrats are not so easily taught. You can show them the tube, explain that not only will the money not fit into the tube, it won't fix the problem. And they will keep trying to shove that dime or penny or quarter into the hole and insisting it will fit and it will fix the problem.

The stimulus money, what little was actually spent trying to stimulate anything, was a total bust. But what do they (those in power - aka the Democrats and the Obama Administration) want to do? They want to keep trying to shove money into that tube. Even if they force the tube wide enough to accept the dime, no amount of money is going to cover up a hole in the ball. It may sit on it for a little while, keeping some air from escaping. But in the long run, the air will still keep whistling out of the hole, the money will shift, and the initial problem will not get fixed.

And then you have the problem of closing the hole you widened to get that dime through in the first place.

The only way to fix a hole in a plastic ball is to use the right patch for the job, wait for it to set, then slowly re-inflate the ball to make sure the patch stays. And sometimes, you have to just accept the fact that the ball is not going to be fixed and you need to just go ahead and get a new one.

But as much as some politicians act like a five-year old, we just have to accept the fact that they're not as smart. And we have to just go ahead and get some new ones. Politicians that is, not five-year olds.

Now, the reason I bring this back up, because the economy is still in the toilet. The whole has still not been patched and the powers that be thing it needs MORE money shoved into it. Not only are they delusional, but they are using the problems in this country to consolidate power into their own hands and OUT of the hands of the people.

Don't get me wrong. Both parties are playing these stupid games of consolidation. Both parties are steering America off a cliff. The Obama Administration with its stupid politics of fiscal ruin and European style revision. It didn't work for them, it sure as HELL is not going to work here.

AND the Grand Old Party is doing with controlling manipulation and sneaky politics.

AND BOTH PARTIES are doing it with the extreme division of this great nation.

Look, it takes the heart of a liberal and the common sense of a conservative to find and administer solutions. Compassion to want to help those in need and a steely eye to make sure those who would take advantage of another's compassion to make sure there is the means to help those in need.

You can agree or disagree. I don't care. But if you want this country to regain its footing as the greatest nation on the earth and begin leading the way again, then you need to stop listening to all those spinners out there and start thinking for yourself. If I get you to at least do that, than I will consider this time well spent. But hey, this is just me, as usual, Thinking Out Loud.

Have a great day.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Romney chooses Ryan and Democrats choose same old lies

Romney chooses Ryan and the Democrats choose to go with the same old lies that didn't work months ago.

Here's an email, which came out just after Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate.

This from Obama for America staffer, Patty Murray:

"The news just broke: Mitt Romney has announced GOP Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. Ryan is best known for the extreme budget that bears his name -- one that would end Medicare as we know it while giving huge tax breaks to billionaires and corporations. A Romney-Ryan ticket is a frightening prospect for the middle class and anyone who might one day need Medicare or Social Security."

Problem is, that denounced this is patently untrue back in April, May, July, etc, etc.

So why go with the same old lies?

Because the party faithful and the uneducated masses out there will believe it. Say it enough times and people will just believe you on anything. At least that is what President Obama and the Democratic machine want you to do. Believe everything they say no matter how false, unprovable or just plain stupid it is.

Anyway, Ryan was a good choice, and one that I had been saying for some time privately. (I don't go about speculating on running mates because they never pick who you SAY they will. And you just end up looking stupid.)

He is an intelligent, well spoken, passionate patriot who really has shown he has a backbone and won't back down to opposition pressure. He has represented his state well while keeping the needs of the country forefront in his mind. This is how all members of Congress should act. But they don't, of course. The only downside to Ryan being chosen as Romney's VP, is that it will be one less intelligent voice in Congress when Romney wins the White House in november.

That's right. I said WHEN Romney wins the White House in November.

I think with the choice of Paul as his VP, Romney has swung enough Republican voters to actually voting in November. So many were of the opinion that it didn't matter because Romney was not their choice and he didn't stand a chance of winning.

I predict (which I will rarely do in print) that the polls will show a dramatic increase in Republicans and independents for Romney. I predict a majority of states will be leaning toward Mitt by late September and early October. I predict that Obama's "slight edge" in the polls will slip markedly after Ryan and Biden participate in the VP debate on October 11.

So, as the Democrats whip up the frenzy of the Party drones and uneducated America, just remember, you heard it hear first. This will be the first of many "really stupid moments" in the 2012 Democratic campaign now that the tickets are complete.

Anyway, agree or not, doesn't matter to me. Your use of that gray matter between your ears does matter to all of America. Use it instead of leaving for others to fill. Think about what is being said. Look into the truths and lies. Decide for yourself. But hey, this is just me, Thinking Out Loud.

Have a great day.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Holder's incompetence not just a headline

You may say I don't like Eric Holder simply because he is part of the Obama Administration. And I obviously don't agree with much the Obama Administration has done since taking office nearly four years ago.

BUt the fact is, I just don't like Eric Holder.

He is incompetent and arrogant and, quite frankly and in my opinion, a racist.

But it is much worse than that. Holder's incompetence is much, much more than just a headline to be splashed about in an election year. He is a menace to people's lives. And I don't say that in a grandiose frame. I mean he is a menace to very specific individuals' lives.

Take, for example, the case of Special Agent Jay Dobyns.

This ATF agent has had his family threatened and nearly murdered, his home burnt down b y criminals in retaliation for putting them in prison, his job on the line for demanding his supervisors follow up on the investigation of the fire and the protection of his family, and even been the subject of an investigation as a retaliation by his own department. He is one of the whistleblowers who brought evidence of the incompetence and corruption of his bosses in the Fast and Furious case.

But since Holder is teflon on that case, it seems he is teflon on all cases of his own incompetence. But his incompetence and arrogance is not only becoming a a block to the Constitutional freedoms of Americans (as in his dismissals of cases involving the rights of Americans to vote without intimidation), but he is dangerous to individual lives as well.

Eric Holder is, simply put, a hinderance to the security of America, of American idealism and to American's indvidual rights and very lives. His arrogance makes him feel it not necessary to resign. His incompetence makes it IMPERATIVE he be removed from office. Obama's reluctance to demand either gives him confidence, as the ATF supervisor had and has by his own removal not happening, to stay right where he is.

If Obama does NOTHING else of any significance in the days leading up to and after the elections, he has to gather his scrawny little testicles and FIRE this dangerous man.

I have said it before and I will keep saying it until it happens. ERIC HOLDER MUST GO!

Come on, Mr President, grow a pair. Make him resign today or fire him!

Anyway, you can agree with me or not. So long as I get you to think about what is going on and use that brain of yours to decide what to do without anyone, even me, telling you what to think, then I feel I have done something worthwhile. This is America, after all. The land where individual courage, strength of conviction, passionate enthusiasm and brilliant innovation has been leading the world for 236 years. No matter how you feel about what I say, though, its okay. Because this is just me, Thinking Out Loud.

Have a great day.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Democratic mouthpiece mum on Reid's outrageous claims

Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, Democratic Congressman from the state of New York, is also the spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee. She is always running her mouth about one thing or another. But about Harry Reid's outrageous claims on the floor of the U.S. Senate, in his capacity as majority leader of the Senate, she has nothing to say.

Last week, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said he had evidence that Mitt Romney has not paid his taxes in over a decade. But he will only say it is an "anonymous source", reportedly someone form Bain Capital.

To start, Romney has not worked at Bain Capital in over ten years. So what the hell would someone, an Anonymous Source from there, know about Romney's taxes.

Second, if Reid has evidence of a Presidential candidate committing a felony like this, he needs to come clean with all the information.

Third, if I had an anonymous source and no back up information and released this in an article, I would be an irresponsible journalist. Yet, if a politician only has one source - sketchy at best - of information, apparently they are given carte blanc to present this to the world.

And Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the mouthpiece that doesn't stop running, cringes from questions about whether Reid "should make a charge like that with no more evidence than an anonymous source?" Instead of answering the question she deflects to other talking points.


How do New Yorkers allow this woman to keep representing them when it is so obvious all she is there to do is represents the interest of the Democratic Party and all the divisive money baggers who fund them?

She keeps pitching claims that have since been proven incorrect or exaggerated. Yet New Yorkers are willing to keep her around. Its my guess they just don't care about being represented. Or maybe they like to outsource their representation. I mean, do they really think that Soros and all the other special interest investors in the Democratic Party know what's best for New Yorkers? Guess so.

They must be okay with not having federal transparency - because Schultz voted against that legislation. They must be okay allowing unborn children who can feel pain to be aborted - because Schultz voted against that legislation. They must not care about the military's budget - because Schultz didn't even vote on that legislation. They must not care about domestic energy, jobs, economic growth or Homeland Security - because Schultz voted against those pieces of legislation as well. Guess what they DO care about is unions and illegal immigrants getting more benefits and rights - because Schultz DID vote for all of that legislation. In fact, they must be very into obstructing the government from getting anything meaningful done, as Schultz has voted no to more legislation that she has voted for anything else.

But I guess New Yorkers only care about either voting for someone who DOES NOT represent them or they are just so lazy, they vote Party line no matter who is on the ballot. The latter would seem to justify the case for New Yorkers (at least in the 20th District - soon to be the 23rd District) wanting their representation outsourced to the highest Democratic bidder.

Anyway, you can agree or not. If you have your own opinion, that you thought out carefully without input from the SPIN doctors or talking heads of the left, and don't agree, thats fine. So long as you think for yourself. If you don't agree but can't come up with anything better than what others think for you, don't bother. But hey, it makes no difference to me. Because, as usual, this is just me, Thinking Out Loud.

Have a great day.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

MoveOn? Seriously, time to MOVE ON!

Why is MoveOn still in existence? Why do they still have the ear of ANYBODY in the public?

These sleaze-bucket perpetuators and ultimate HATE mongers should be out the door with yesterday's trash. But for some reason, all of you people out there who lay claims to HATERS in America still listen to these blowhards.

To what am I referring to now?

The slimebucket ad about Mrs. Romney's horse in the Olympics. Read about it here because I WILL NOT LINK to the ad itself.

ONE - The candidate's wife has MS (thats multiple sclerosis for all you dimwits)
TWO - She first started riding as a therapy for her MS
THREE - She promotes programs to help others get riding therapy for their debilitating illnesses
FOUR - As much as all the left wing liberals want to KEEP promoting class warfare, it smack of hypocrisy when compared to the First Lady's jet-setting, clothes horse lifestyle
FOUR - Candidate's families, unless they hold office or commit a crime or meddle in politics, are OFF LIMITS . . . so says Michelle Obama, your own queen
FIVE - If you can't win on your actual record or proposed ideas then you have no business running for office. If all you can do is belittle your opponent and their family, you have no business trying to be a representative of the people.
SIX - If you are a sleaze bucket organization who is willing to offer tips to criminals on how to beat the system, make tons of false accusations against people who expose you for the sleaze you are and try to exert influence over large groups of the populace by perpetuating hate speech and stereotypes - you should just MOVE ON and get the hell out of America.

But you know, that is just my opinion. You can agree or not and quite frankly I don't care. I am just trying to get you to stop listening to influence peddlers who don't really care about you and your needs - they have their own agenda. I don't even want you to just blindly agree with me. Check it out. Think for yourself. STOP BEING SHEEP! Anyway, this is just me, Thinking Out Loud.

Have a great day.