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Archive for 15 May 2010
And I don’t mean that in a good way. 95% of print media is so far left, journalism isn’t even a factor anymore. Well, one in particular in Charlotte puts Newsweek to shame in it’s slant. I find it amazing anyone actually reads this rag. I’m talking about The Charlotte Observer. Here are just a few example of their coverage of the NRA shindig, which has brought the city somewhere in the vicinity of $25,000,000.
There was the op-ed I commented on yesterday, of course.
There’s this piece about Sarah Palin. 9,000? I’m fairly sure, since the arena holds nearly 20,000, there were more than 9K. Either way, it was a rather disjointed piece of writing, reminiscent of a ‘live blogging’ type thing.
And this little number about the 20 protesters is priceless. Some of the comments are fairly entertaining as well, but thankfully, there are a few people in the area capable of rational thought.
Instead of concentrating on this evening’s event (which we skipped), it seems the author of this piece couldn’t come up with enough material, he had to merge the previous two I listed, into this one. 10,000? Just the lines I saw starting at 5:00 had to be more than that, and the buses just kept on coming. We also saw a large number of stragglers, so, just my opinion, I still think lefty purveyors of semi news have problem with numbers.
Let’s not forget those ‘letters to the editor‘. Are there really so many mind numbed robots?
The only piece I came across that wasn’t negative in some way or another, was this one. Read it for yourself. There is such a thing as smiling tears.
The Mr and I got all decked out, in a business casual manner, made our way downtown/uptown, or whatever they call it, thinking we are going to having dinner with like minded 2nd Amendment supporters. Once there, we see this ridiculously long line of people, dressed in shorts and t-shirts, waiting to get in. I’m a bit confused by the manner of dress of the majority of the folks, but didn’t think much of it, until I got to talking to a lady who was sitting next to me, in the shade, on a concrete curb. (The Mr got christened by a bird.) It turns out, we spent a small fortune, not for dinner and speakers, but to sit in a freakin’ arena, the same place we sat yesterday, for way too many hours. The more we talked about it, the more livid the Mr got.
When we bought our tickets, it offered a variety of ‘levels’, including the purchase of an entire TABLE! Now, if they offer tables, doesn’t that mean there is food involved, as there were for EVERY previous NRA convention? You’d think so, wouldn’t you. Well, someone, in all their brilliance, found out that Charlotte didn’t have the facilities, nor a catering capabilities to handle such a large crowd. So, we paid a ridiculous amount of money to sit in the bleachers? To add insult to injury, not only were they not providing the expected rubber chicken dinner, but if you did want food, you had to PAY for it! Excuse me? I don’t freakin’ think so!
When the powers that be at the NRA realized the problem, why didn’t they cut off the sale of the banquet tickets? Most would have enough sense to include the phrase, “Seating is limited. Order your tickets early!” or something to that effect. We DID order ours early!
After much discussion, we decided neither of us wanted to sit in this place, again, and starve. So, we blew it off, came back to the motel, changed clothes, and found a terrific Greek restaurant. On our way back to the train, we ran into a couple of “official” NRA types. The Mr didn’t hold back. He shared his opinion with those two gentlemen, quite graphically.
We want a refund! At least half would do! Trust me, they’ll be getting an earful, in the not too distant future. We don’t mind giving the NRA money now and then, to support the cause, but this was inefficiency at its ‘finest’!
There is an upside. At least I hope so, unless someone messed that up too?! Ted Nugent is doing his seminar tomorrow!
This is the time I’m usually getting my laundry done, and snooping through the blogs for good stuff to link. Well, not today. I’m busy getting all gussied up for the big shindig this evening over at Time Warner whatever it’s called….dinner with Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich, and a few other folks.
The gussying isn’t helping. It’s still me….short, fat, old and wrinkled! Sure wish I could just wear jeans and a t-shirt. SO much easier!
Arizona just won’t learn. Two thousand and ten isn’t the first time that the state has invited a boycott by pursuing a culturally insensitive (or openly racist) policy. Led by Stevie Wonder, Americans boycotted the state in 1987 and 1988, after Gov. Evan Mecham (R) rescinded Arizona’s recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “You folks don’t need another holiday,” he explained to a group of African American community leaders. “What you folks need are jobs.” Mecham then proceeded to throw gasoline on the fire by defending the use of the word “pickaninny” to describe African American children.
Actually, it’s the leftist non journalists that just won’t learn. While Mecham made himself look like a total ass, Gov. Brewer is trying to protect the LEGAL citizens of her state. Since the federal government won’t do it’s job, someone has to, and it’s about time someone stepped up to the plate, and hit a home run!
Though Arizonan public officials have toned down their verbal idiocy since Mecham and the MLK Day controversy, Americans of every stripe have ratcheted up the outrage that once again bears down on the Grand Canyon State. This week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13 to 1 to ban most official city travel to Arizona and to avoid future contracts with Arizonan companies. With its resolution, Los Angeles joins San Francisco and Oakland as major cities that have passed similar anti-Arizona resolutions. In Illinois, school officials at Highland Park High School in suburban Chicago have decided not to let their girls basketball team travel to Arizona to compete in a tournament, and the Illinois House has passed a resolution condemning the law. And the upcoming NBA Western Conference Finals series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns promises to be electric for reasons that have nothing to do with the enticing Kobe Bryant vs. Steve Nash backcourt matchup.
When are the lame stream media going to tone down THEIR idiocy? The massive stupidity that has been espoused by, not just the media, but ignorant politicians is getting down right pathetic. For a school to deny it’s players a chance to play in a championship game is politicizing something that is NOT political at all, is beyond “rational debate”. It’s lunacy. I wonder where Los Angeles thinks their power will come from if Arizona decides to shut off the tap?
So America finds itself divided, with seething glares and stares directed at Phoenix from all corners of the nation. As more cities pass resolutions that preclude the conducting of official business with Arizona companies, Arizona’s economy will go hungry and Arizonans will find their state lurching closer and closer to “pariah-state” territory. We can only hope that the public leaders of the Valley of the Sun learn their lesson this time.
These morons have taken a security issue, and turned it into one more divisive issue. It’s not the law that is dividing, it’s assjacks like this! Read the freakin’ bill!
A mosque rises over Ground Zero. And fed-up New Yorkers are crying, “No!”
A chorus of critics — from neighbors to those who lost loved ones on 9/11 to me — feel as if they’ve received a swift kick in the teeth.
Plans are under way for a Muslim house of worship, topped by a 13-story cultural center with a swimming pool, in a building damaged by the fuselage of a jet flown by extremists into the World Trade Center.
The opening date shall live in infamy: Sept. 11, 2011. The 10th anniversary of the day a hole was punched in the city’s heart.
That’s right….you read that correctly…..SEPTEMBER 11, 2011! Ten years after murderous Muslims slaughtered 3,000 men, women, and children. If the so called ‘peaceful’ Muslims wanted to add insult to the injury, this would be the way to do it! It’s not just New Yorkers who are shouting “NO!” It’s freedom loving citizens all over the country.
“If the Japanese decided to open a cultural center across from Pearl Harbor, that would be insensitive,” Sipos told me. “If the Germans opened a Bach choral society across from Auschwitz, even after all these years, that would be an insensitive setting. I have absolutely nothing against Islam. I just think: Why there?”
He might not have anything against Islam, but I sure do! Nothing in the teachings of the pedophile are peaceful, and people should stop spreading that particular lie!
Wounds that have yet to heal are now opening, as mosque opponents are branded, unfairly, as bigots.
You want to call me a bigot? I honestly don’t give a flip. I am most certainly bigoted towards murderous pig suckers!
“The worst tendency is the knee-jerk, emotional, angry, hateful response to acts of violence and war,” said Donna Marsh O’Connor, who lost daughter Vanessa on 9/11 and supports the mosque. “I think it’s racist tendencies.”
What the hell does not wanting a $100 million mosque just yards from the site of one of the worst attacks on U.S. soil have to do with racism? Islam is not a race you stupid bitch! I’m sorry you lost your daughter to this murderous religion, but for you to support them and call those who don’t racist? How ignorant can you be?
“It’s a slap in our face!” said Nelly Braginsky, who lost son Alexander.
And that’s exactly what it is! If the muzzies had a peaceful bone in their bodies, not a one of them would have ever suggested building a monument to evil so close to where evil destroyed lives. And that exactly what it is…..EVIL!
H/T: Stop the ACLU
By Alan Caruba
Treason is generally defined as the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one’s country or of assisting its enemies in war. Benedict Arnold burned his name into U.S. history by conspiring with the British to turn over West Point to them. When his plot failed, he fled to England.
Having all formerly been traitors to the Crown, the framers of the Constitution defined treason narrowly. Historians tell us this was to lessen the possibility that those in power might falsely or loosely charge their political opponents with treason.
Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution says “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
Let it be said that probably all presidents have been called treasonous by their political opponents.
A growing body of popular opinion, however, is beginning to regard the actions of Barack Obama as treason because they coalesce into a pattern that suggests a deliberate effort to undermine national security and the economy. The liberties we take for granted, privacy, freedom of speech, and others are seen to be in jeopardy.
Good stuff. Go read the rest!
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense.