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According to The University of Pennsylvania Professor Philippe Bourgois:
- Conservatives “brutalize the poor” and are “mean-spirited schmucks”
- Police are “rough, mean, vicious, nasty and piggish”
- Police will make up charges to incarcerate you
- Karl Marx is “useful” and we need to revisit his concepts
- The prison system in America is “an unjustifiable outrage”
- America is a “perverse place, not the Land of the Free”
- Doctors “make tons of money” off the poor
I see. Hmmm… Anyone want to start a fund for the ol’ ‘professor’ for his one way ticket to North Korea? I’m sure Kim Jung Un would just LOVE to have such an enlightened being teaching in his “re-education camps”!
Read about the WHOLE spew here.
Is the the kind of trash you are spending your hard earned money on, to send your kids to college to learn how to be a useless member of society?
All I can say….. “DUDE….GET THE **** OUT OF MY COUNTRY! YOU DON’T DESERVE IT!” And FYI…take the morons who hired you with ya! Cuz they have NO business running a car wash, much less a university!
And don’t you find it rather amusing that he uses the name “Bourgois”? So much like bourgeois, don’cha think? Ass flake!
No Comment from Bob Dylan
Do ya think the lame stream media is lying when they keep spouting the ‘neck and neck’ nonsense? I have to tell ya….anyone who is still supporting Obama either isn’t paying attention, has been living under a rock, or they prefer socialism to freedom, and really don’t understand what such a move means, not just to the nation, but to them, personally. From Western Journalism:
1) A recent Pew poll found Obama went from up 9 points to down 5 points with Catholics since March. This translates to a shift of 18 million voters.
2) An April Pew poll found Evangelical Christians favor Mitt Romney 73/20, and white Catholics support him 57/37.
3) A Knowledge Networks poll conducted March 14-27 found Obama getting just 61% of Jewish support. No Democrat has ever won while getting 67% or less of the Jewish vote.
4) Young voters
In 2008, Obama won young voters 66/32. Today, the support for Obama among young voters has been measured at just 48/41, but more importantly, young voters have little enthusiasm to vote. Today, at best, 56% said they would vote compared to 78% who said the same in spring of 2008.
In 2008, Obama won the female vote 56/43. Monday’s Gallup poll found Obama ahead with women by 49/42.
6) Obama is losing men 50/42. In 2008, Obama lost men 49/48.
7) African Americans, Hispanics
In April, Gallup found Obama’s support among Blacks at 85% (down 5 points) and Hispanic support also down 5 points to 54%.
In 2008, John McCain won the veteran vote 55/45. Monday’s Gallup poll found Obama losing 58/34.
9) White voters
Obama’s approval among white voters was 34% last month. It was 37% on Election Day 2010, a bloodbath for Democrats.
10) Union workers
In April, Reuters lamented, “ New state laws designed to fight voter fraud could reduce the number of Americans signing up to vote in this year’s presidential election by hundreds of thousands, a potential problem for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid.” Rock The Vote, a national voter registration project, has withdrawn from Florida because the Sunshine State’s anti-voter fraud laws are too tough to beat.
12) Big donors
Obama’s Big PACs are raising only a fraction of what Republican PACs are putting together for November.
13) Rank-and-file Democrats
The recent primaries in West Virginia (where a federal inmate got 40% of the vote against Obama), Arkansas (where an unknown Democrat got 42% against him), and Kentucky (where “uncommitted” got 40% against Obama) shows he has little support from rank-and-file Democrats.
So who are these “experts” interviewing?
Ok, we gave him a chance, and he’s royally screwed it up. He is NOT a messiah, and the rivers did not part, the oceans didn’t rise, and your paycheck didn’t grow. Mitt Romney might not be the best choice (sure wasn’t mine) out of the crop of candidates we had, but he’s GOT to be a damn sight better than what we’ve got now. Lord knows, he can’t be any worse! And his choice of VP would go a LONG way to convince voters he could pull it off. Think Joe Biden, chuckle, get embarrassed, all over again, and convince Romney he NEEDS a good, STRONG, intelligent VP! We’ve already had one major joke played on us….let’s not make the same mistake twice….K?
Yesterday, I had so much trouble posting anything, I just gave up! When it takes an hour to copy and paste, add a few lines of opinion, and constantly get the ‘not responding’ BS, the frustration level rises. Seriously, a flippin’ hour! UGH! I have my suspicions of why that was happening, but no proof, so I’ll leave it at that. Did a mega virus scan….nada. Late last night, and again, this morning, all seems well. We shall see if this thing learns to fly or not. :P I had NO problems with playing games…it was just the internet, soooooo….
Yep, still in Texas, and nope, nothing has been resolved, but we are all working on it. Some day, I’d really like to go home, to my Mr, my bed, my kitties, and my church! I sure miss ‘em all! sigh…
One thing the government unions in Wisconsin (any many other states) are sorely lacking! On the road to bankrupting the state, and crapping on the taxpayers, they also destroyed a great deal, if not ALL, of their credibility.
How Radical Were Wisconsin’s Reforms?
One year ago, the state of Wisconsin adopted sweeping reforms that curbed collective bargaining rights among government workers, brought the state’s pension system into line, and empowered those workers to choose whether or not to pay union dues. A firestorm of opposition erupted among public sector unions. But despite all the rhetoric, the reforms did not spell doomsday for government workers.
In a new paper, The Heritage Foundation’s Jason Richwine and the American Enterprise Institute’s Andrew Biggs analyzed Wisconsin’s reforms and their impacts on the state’s government workers. They found that even after requiring them to make larger contributions to their pensions and health benefits, Wisconsin government workers are still overpaid when compared to private-sector workers with similar levels of education and experience. Richwine explains:
- Before the reforms, Wisconsin state workers received health benefits about 2.3 times as valuable and pension benefits about 5.7 times as valuable as what workers in large private firms receive. After the reforms, Wisconsin state workers still receive health benefits nearly twice as valuable and pension benefits more than 4.5 times as valuable.
- Before the reforms, Wisconsin state employees received total compensation (salary and benefits) about 29 percent higher than comparable private-sector workers. After the reforms, the compensation premium is about 22 percent.
- In dollar terms, the average Wisconsin state worker after the reforms receives total compensation including benefits equal to $81,637, versus $67,068 for a similarly skilled private worker.
And the lackadaisical manner in which the GOPers are dealing with what might be the future of this country. SNAP OUT OF IT!
GOP whistling past the end of America
by Ann Coulter
An election almost as important as the presidential election will be held next Tuesday, and conservatives aren’t making a big deal of it, just as they didn’t make a fuss over the 2008 Minnesota Senate election as Al Franken stole it from under their noses. (Gov. Tim Pawlenty: “Minnesota has a reputation for clean and fair and good elections. We’ve got 4,100 precincts run by volunteers. They do a good job, and we thank them.”)
The public sector unions are trying to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office for impinging on their princely, taxpayer-supported lifestyles. If Walker goes down, no governor will ever again suggest that snowplow operators work when it snows. No governor will dare try to deprive public school teachers of their Viagra. Forget about ever firing self-paced, self-evaluated, unnecessary government employees.
As I said on Monday, today is the REAL Memorial Day. It’s not about government workers getting a 3 days weekend, it’s about men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so those government workers CAN get a 3 day weekend, with more pay than our men and women in uniform have ever gotten. So, with that in mind…..
Is it November yet?
The White House Defends Public Equity
Up is down, left is right, good is bad, and day is night. If you wander inside the Washington, D.C., beltway, you’ll enter a bizarro world where, at times, commonsense is replaced by a localized logic that is completely divorced from the reality.
The latest example of political gobbledygook comes courtesy of White House press secretary Jay Carney, who yesterday lapsed into rambling rhetoric when asked to explain how President Obama can defend the failed Solyndra solar boondoggle, yet attack private sector investments that sometimes fail but oftentimes succeed. Here’s his response:
Look…there, there, there is the…the…difference in that, your overall view of what…huh, your responsibilities are as president and what your view of the economic future is.
And the president believes as he’s made clear that a president’s responsibility is not just to, ah, those who win but those who, for example in a company where ah, there have been layoffs or a company that has gone bankrupt, that we have to ah make sure that those folks have the means to find other employment, that they have the ability to train for other kinds of work and that’s part of the overall responsibility a president has.
Got all that?
Jo Ann Nardelli, a state committeewoman and founding president of the Blair County Federation of Democratic Women, has switched her political affiliation to the GOP, citing her Catholic faith and President Obama’s embrace of gay marriage as reasons.
During a press conference last week, Nardelli cited President Obama’s recent announcement in support of gay marriage as a central reason for her defection, endorsed Mitt Romney for president and changed her party registration to Republican, The Altoona Mirror reported.
“As the Democratic Party has taken the stand for same-sex marriage, then I must make a stand on my faith that marriage is between a man and a woman. God’s principles for life never change. His guidelines, given in Scripture, produce fruitful lives when you follow them,” Nardelli, a pro-life Democrat for more than 40 years, said at the Blair County Courthouse.
According to Politics PA, Nardelli continued to point to her Catholic faith as a major motivator in her letter of resignation to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.
Now, I don’t mean to be rude, or make light of her faith, but just where has she been the last 40 years? Did she not know she was Catholic before, or did it just not matter that the people she has been supporting all this time were all in favor of slaughtering babies? Did she only become devout when she discovered Leviticus 18:22? Jeremiah 1:5 meant nothing? These laws didn’t change from the Old Testament to the New. So, why all of a sudden did she figure out she was Catholic? You really can’t be pro-life and vote for Democrats. Sorry, it just doesn’t wash!
Columnist Calls Black Conservatives ‘Animals’
On May 16, every member of the Oklahoma State Legislature, the governor and the lieutenant governor received a copy of an explosive new book on God’s judgment of America and an urgent message: “Consider ‘The Harbinger’ and the dire warnings it contains before it is too late.”
The message came from Joe Esposito of Owasso, Okla., who only a few weeks before had read his own copy of Jonathan Cahn’s book “The Harbinger” and was so stunned by the parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and America’s current struggles that he knew his state’s leaders needed a wake-up call.
So he purchased out of his own pocket 152 copies of the book and hatched a plan.
“Years ago I had a lot of dealings with the legislature, so I just knew the importance of leadership,” Esposito told WND. “I didn’t think they understood what’s taking place, and I thought it crucial they understand what’s going on. It’s crucial that Jonathan Cahn’s message gets out. I just wanted to help.
“Even if you’re not a Christian,” Esposito continued, “I don’t know how anybody can debate or ignore those nine [harbingers described in the book] that are already happening. It’s amazing.”
I’m about three fourths of the way through this book. I was going to wait until I finished it, to recommend it, but hey…when I came across this column, I thought…what the heck. This guy has a GREAT IDEA!
The Harbinger is a book of facts, written in fiction form. And yes, they are FACTS. The speeches were made, the events happened. So, I’m going to give the message a FIVE star review. Now, the problem I had with this book? It’s extremely repetitious! So, for method, I can only give 1 star. To be honest, the book could have been cut in half. BUT, with that being said, I HIGHLY recommend reading this book! You can skip over the repeats, like I’ve done. It’s the message that is crucial!
Our founding was ‘blessed by God’. Since we’ve turned away from Him, He has turned away from us, and removed His blessing. That can’t be stressed enough!
Like Esposito said, ‘even if you’re not a Christian‘, the message is quite clear, the facts are there, all you have to do is SEE them. While, overall, it’s far from a perfect book, it is the message that should be heeded. We are, and will be, facing the consequences of our actions!
Where to buy:
WND Superstore – paperback $13.00
Christianbook – ebook $9,68, paperback $7.99, and they also have it available in Spanish.
Jonathan Cahn – DVDs, CDs, book & CDs
Barns & Noble – paperback $10.67, Nook $9.68
…if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14