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Archive for 22 June 2012
I think I’m gonna throw up! What an arrogant bastard!
“It’s really beneath the office of a member of Congress to say something that outrageous and the fact that she was once the Speaker is mind numbing. I honestly, and I have her a lot in my 16 years as a prosecutor, I couldn’t believe the words coming out of her mouth. But keep in mind, Greta, this is the same woman who said she could have arrested Karl Rove any day she wanted. So I don’t know what was wrong with her yesterday or today or whenever she said that, but I would schedule an appointment with my doctor if she thinks that we are doing this to suppress votes this fall. That is mind-numbingly stupid,” he said.
This is something most of us out here in the real world have known for a LONG time! The woman is a walking, talking (unfortunately) example of STOOOPID! Those who keep voting her back in that position are pretty damn stupid as well. They’d have to be, wouldn’t they, because no one with an ounce of sense could think she’s the best to represent the interests of ANY American citizen!
Having a piece of paper from some Ive League university does not mean you are smart, it means you have a piece of paper from a university that says you spend a boatload of money to likely come out the other side no wiser than ya were when you first walked the the doors. This a complete copy and paste because, well, I can’t add a thing to it!
Anti-Intellectualism or Constitutional Conservatism?
by J.D. Longstreet
There’s a new term being tossed about today by the folks on the political left. Not surprising since they seem captive more to their emotions than folks on the political right.
The term I see and hear continually popping up in leftist writings and chattering is “Anti-Intellectualism” Sounds like a pitch fork and torch crowd about to lynch an elitist college professor in the middle of the night. That’s what it is supposed to sound like and that is the scene it is designed to conjure up in the minds of the reader and hearer.
Now, yours truly is one of those characters the left just LOVES to hate. I am what they call today a constitutional conservative. Simply put, it means I believe in the tenets of the ORIGINAL Constitution and I further believe the US government has strayed far from the boundaries of the constitution and we, the people, have an obligation to drag them back within those boundaries, kicking and screaming if necessary, but, for our own protection as a free people, we MUST regain control of our government.
So how does that make me an anti-intellectual. Truth be told — I haven’t a clue. But somehow, in the minds of our leftist adversaries, it does.
I looked-up anti-intellectualism and here is the definition I found: “Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship may be described as anti-intellectuals.” That’s from Wikipedia here:
Wow! Them anti-intellectuals must be some purty dumb folk, right?
Hang on, because we are about to see how the left has created a derisive term to cover anyone who believes in speaking the truth about the socialist, progressive, liberal, academic, political left.
An online feel-good fundraising effort for a bullied bus monitor has reached nearly half a million dollars — and is growing.
More than $450,000 has been donated to Karen Klein, a 68-year-old grandmother of eight who appears on a 10-minute video earlier this week being berated and bullied by four seventh-graders on a bus operated by the Greece Central School District, near Rochester, N.Y.
The four students, including a police officer’s son, hurl repeated insults and threats at the grandmother, calling her fat and at one point suggesting that her children commit suicide. Klein told “Fox & Friends” during an appearance Thursday that her eldest son did, in fact, take his life 10 years ago.
“I did not hear that part then, but yeah, it was uncalled for, that’s for sure,” Klein told host Steve Doocy.
Some folks might be surprised at the generosity of people, but I’m not. Ya see, when they are given the CHOICE, to give from their hearts, people will come through, every time! That USE to be the norm. Now? People really just can’t afford to give all that much.
If you haven’t watched the video, please, go, watch it, and get the tissues ready. It hurts that we have raised a generation of such cruel and disrespectful brats! Yes, blame the kids for their behavior, but also blame the parents that raised them, and the schools that let them get away with it, and society as a whole, for making it seem ok to be a dipwad, because they are never expected to suffer the consequences for their actions.
I can guaran-damn-tee if I had EVER spoken to another person like that, especially an adult, I, most likely, wouldn’t be alive today! At the very least, I would probably still be bearing the scars, and sitting in my room, grounded….FOR LIFE! If I EVER heard of my daughter doing such a thing, it would have been the same scenario. The girl would be pushing up daisies!
The United States was born when rebellious colonists declared their independence from an imperial ruler who had vastly overstepped his bounds. “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States,” they wrote in their Declaration of Independence.
Today’s presidency lacks the regal air of George III. But imperialism is back, in a big way.
Last week, the Obama Administration’s Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum instructing U.S. immigration officials to use their “prosecutorial discretion” to create a policy scheme contrary to existing law, designed to implement legislation that Congress hasn’t passed.
The President himself has admitted he doesn’t have the authority to do this. “The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting, I promise you, not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how our system works,” he told Hispanic activists last year. “That’s not how our democracy functions.”