The Flaming Sword; Used Against We The People

October 2, 2012

“Freedom of the press is a flaming sword.
Use it justly; hold it high; guard it well.”

Friends, the time you spend watching this video is perhaps the most important 26 minutes you’ll spend before the election. After you watch it, if you agree, please be sure to share it with as many people as possible.

This is only part of what we’re fighting against. And we must prevail.

Stoutcat

H/T: Bob Owens


You Can’t Trust Jed Bartlett…

September 21, 2012

Or C.J., or Toby, or any of the old gang.

As a die-hard West Wing fan (the original years, not the later years–I’m a purist), you can imagine my joy when I read that the cast reunited briefly to make a four-minute video commercial for getting out the vote in Michigan for one Bridget McCormack. Bridgit just happens to be the sister of Mary McCormack, who was one of the only good thing that came out of the later years of the series.

The commercial is a wonderful stroll down memory lane as it attempts to explain the importance of making sure voters fill out their entire ballot, including the “non-partisan section at the end”; in this case, it’s promoting one Bridget Mary McCormack, non-partisan candidate for the Michigan State Supreme Court.

As you can see, much is made about the concept that this part of the ballot is “non-partisan” and therefore in theory should be beyond politics. Sadly, you can bet that nobody involved in making the commercial thought it would be a good idea to let the viewers know that there are actually six candidates on the ballot (three Democrats and three Reublicans), or that Ms. McCormack is in fact enthusiastically endorsed by the Democrat Party of Michigan:

And even if you didn’t know that, all you’d have to do is to to her campaign site and see this screen to realize that she truly is a Democrat’s Democrat:

Ms. McCormack: if you’re aiming for the State Supreme Court, “fairness” should not be your concern: rule of law should be.

On the other hand, when your judicial philosophy is “Fairness Above All Else”, you’d be a shoo-in for the US Supreme Court when Justice Ginsberg retires… if only President Romney were a Democrat!

Stoutcat

P.S. Lily Tomlin is no Mrs. Landingham. That is all.


The Media Really Do Think We’re Idiots

November 7, 2011

Back in mid-October, Business Insider ran a snarky little article, entitled, “Tea Party Or Occupy Wall Street? Bet You Can’t Tell The Difference“. Glynnis MacNichol starts out with this facile comparison:

Ever since the Occupy Wall St. movement caught the mainstream media’s attention the group has frequently been dubbed the Left’s version of the Tea Party… Certainly the coverage often sounds the same. Namely, a lot of cable hosts and newspaper pundits broadly speculating in bold terms what it might all mean

For the most part their conclusions fall along partisan lines and sound something like this:

  • The [fill in the group] is irresponsible, uneducated, dangerous and isn’t at all representative of the country.
  • The [fill in the group] is a true American patriot, voicing the opinion of many, about the reality of the country, and is being treated badly by the press.

Sadly, Ms. MacNichol doesn’t bother to go any farther than her compatriots and delve into why one group might be considered dangerous while another might actually represent a majority opinion. She compounds her error by presuming her readership is as ignorant as she is:

Check out the signs we pulled from protests from both groups (some in 2009, some in the last month) and see if you can correctly choose which sign belongs to which group.

It’s not as easy as you think. [Emphasis mine]

Actually, if you’ve been paying any kind of attention, it really is quite easy. Click the link to go to the “bet you can’t tell the difference” slideshow. If you’re not a complete moron, you should be able to distinguish which are which with little trouble. My comments for each photo below. But take the quiz first: bet you can tell the difference!

 Click here to see photos and guess which are which.

Click MORE to see my comments.

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Seven New Lies From The Obama Administration

July 15, 2011


Yeah, me neither.

In fact, I believe each household’s personal obligation towards the national debt is somewhat more than $500,000. But don’t worry, folks. It’s not going to stay that high… it’s getting higher by the second.  And according to Lord Obama, we’re in recovery.

It astounds me, then, that so many of the people voted for Obama are still willing to defend their support even after witnessing his abysmal failure (or “success” if his goal is to bankrupt the country before leaving office).

And they attempt to validate his performance, not by being able to point to any actual positive accomplishment, but rather reminding us how bad George W. Bush was. Or how bad off we would be if Sarah Palin were to become President.  It’s like having a drunken pilot taxi one $100 million jumbo jet into another, only to have the passengers defend the drunken pilot by saying, “Think how much worse it would have been the pilot had been Foster Brooks!”

But now, in the midst of his manufactured financial crisis, once again, Barack Hussein Obama resorts to lies, deception, and sleight of hand to misdirect the attention of as many of his blind faith followers as possible… apparently still unaware that the vast majority of Americans have caught on to his tactics.

So it’s “Damn the torpedoes, Constitution and Democracy, full speed ahead!” by introducing seven new (or tried and true) lies in his arrogant hope to pin the blame for his broken campaign promise about “halving the debt” on the Republicans if possible, or all of Congress if it comes to that. The one person blameless for our situation? Why that would be Barack Obama, of course (just ask him).

Here are the new lies and deceptions, according to John Lott of Fox News (and why YOU should be aware of them):

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The Beck/Sharpton Rallies: A Telling Dichotomy

September 1, 2010

Glenn Beck has been putting himself in a position ripe for parody and ridicule lately.  Beck predicted a miracle would happen at the Restore Honor Rally. To those who  scoffed, I submit exhibit A: 

Source: Video from Glennbeck.com

 

The military may have refused Glenn Beck a “flyover” to open his rally, but God didn’t disappoint. As the event prepared to begin, a skein of geese flew over in formation as if He was blessing the event from above. 

Beck also predicted the rally would be “a defibrillator to the heart of America.”  I’m not sure about that, but after the geese thing, I’m not betting against it. In fact, I”m going to go so far as to say it’s official: America is emerging from its self-induced coma. The attendance at the rally alone established that. 

Beck predicted the rally would be the next generation’s Woodstock. Let’s hope it was. Because just as Woodstock launched my generation’s justification for self (over-) indulgence to all things liberal, maybe this event can launch a generation that inspires the benefits of conservative values and an era of honor. By virtually all measures, the rally accomplished its goals. It was, indeed, a good week-end for those of us who still believe (as Ronald Reagan did) that America’s best days lie ahead. 

For an excellent re-cap of the event, please check the guest posting by Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin’s blog

But there was also an unfortunate affirmation this weekend that racism still plays a major role in the lives of some who chose to belittle and besmirch the work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

There were two rallies in Washington this past weekend. One headed by Glenn Beck and the other by Al Sharpton. Only one of the rallies stressed the kind of character, honor, accountability, and sense of unity necessary for America’s survival and recovery and was inclusive of all, regardless of race or religion. 

It’s no surprise that it wasn’t Sharpton’s. Read the rest of this entry »


Remember In November: Take 1

July 10, 2010

In my previous post, I featured a billboard that someone with a keen sense of satire in Marshall, Texas put up, skewering “Ayatollah Barack Obama.”

After posting, I thought to myself, “What a great way to get the truth out before the mid-term elections. The President hasn’t yet signed an executive order to ban political billboards. And it doesn’t even have to be sponsored by an opposing candidate. It could just as easily be done by the general public, sick and tired of the current Congress rubber-stamping  the Obama administration’s efforts to “Fundamentally Change America” as we have known (and loved) it. 

The November mid-term elections are just over 3 months away. Now is the time for all good political pundits to come to the aid of their country.

Toward that end, I’m going to do my part and come up with some billboard designs. If anyone would like to “steal” my idea and implement it, please do so with my blessings. Seriously. There is no copyright on my ideas. If you can improve upon it,  so much the better. You get the idea. And if this inspires someone to come up with even better one as well, these will have served my purpose.

Feel free to forward these to your friends to get the message(s) out. We need to build the “resistance” as large as possible and that can only be done by getting the word out: It’s NOW (November) or, quite possibly, NEVER.

That said, here’s my first installment of my “Remember In November” billboard campaign suggestions.  Click on the image to see it full-size.

Gerry Ashley


Bias in the Media? What Next!

May 5, 2010

 

Our favorite writer, Bill Whittle, takes on media bias. What’s not to love?

“Now, most people think that this left-leaning press bias is a relatively recent phenomenon, but it’s not. And the consequences are not just skewed elections, as if that’s not serious enough, that’s just political ruin. But the consequence of this left-leaning press bias has cost a lot of people their lives–a lot of people…”

Stoutcat


2012: It’ll Be Here Before We Know It

December 30, 2009

 

You can bet your bottom dollar that the Democrats are already planning for 2012. In fact, President “I’d Rather Be Campaigning” still has his political organization mobilized and working toward his re-election.

If Obama is to be defeated in 2012, the GOP had better start girding its loins now for a massive fight to take back the country. And it will be a fight. We have all seen the new “transparency” that President Obama has brought to the White House. It’s a style strangely reminiscent of Chicago bare-knuckles “they send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of theirs to the morgue” type of brawling that is so popular with Obama and his buddies at ACORN and the SEIU.

But there’s another twist to 2012 that the boys at Hillbuzz are pointing out; we need to find and groom the best Conservative candidate for 2012 and not allow the media to choose him/her for us–because the media will deliberately “annoint” a Republican candidate who can’t possibly win:

…[W]e believe the current president’s unprecedented decision to maintain his political campaign organization, in perpetual campaign mode, during his presidency means that in 2011, if not sooner, Democrats will work aggressively to select a doomed Republican presidential candidate for 2012.  We believe, as we repeatedly say here, the MSM is already at work on this, pushing “The Five Horsemen of the GOP 2012 Apocalypse”… None of these men can do what needs to be done in 2012:

(1) Provide an obvious, clearcut, immediate remedy to Dr. Utopia, since a winning GOP candidate must be a narrative answer to all of Dr. Utopia’s failures

(2) Excite supporters to hit the ground, phone bank, donate, and work their tails off to take back the White House

(3) Control the campaign’s message despite the media’s every effort to sabotage and destroy it

Amen to that! In the same post they pull out another hard truth that we may wish were untrue, but that we disregard at our extreme peril, as we did in 2000, 2004, and 2008:

Republicans need to understand they are not just up against the DNC and the White House.  They are also going to have to run against the MSM itself in 2012.  The MSM is 100% committed to re-electing Dr. Utopia.  Many, such as Chris Matthews at MSNBC, have said on air their job is to see that he succeeds.  The only positive thing we can say about the MSM, thus, is that they are so open about what they are doing.  They are no longer journalists, but de facto political staff volunteering for Dr. Utopia while being paid as “journalists”. [Emphasis mine]

Since 2004 when Newsweek editor Evan Thomas readily admitted that media bias could account for as much as 15 points in the election, the mainstream media has gone nearly 100% into the bag for our current President. If the Republican National Committee has a hope of retaking the White House, they’d better start planning now how to combat not just the Democrat Party, the unions, and the community organizations like ACORN, but also the fourth estate, which has thrown away any and all pretense to journalistic integrity and is going whole hog for the Obama and the Democrats.

So let’s get started. All we have to do is find a great candidate…

Stoutcat


Media Bias Friday

August 28, 2009

 

I can’t imagine how I missed this Bill Whittle video from a few months ago, but as usual, he is spot on in his assessments:

Interestingly, about a week after that disastrous Susan Roesgen interview and its follow-up got splashed all over the news (finally!), Ms. Roesgen decided to take a break from her job. She might have called it “taking  a break,” however CNN decided to call it non-renewal of her contract.

One wonders what would have happened had the follow-up “amateur” video not been released…

Stoutcat


ABC: The All ‘Bama Channel

June 24, 2009

 

Those of you who may still watching the blank screens of analogue television sets without converter boxes may want to wait an additional 24 hours.  For tonight, a once-venerable television network will turn itself into a disgraceful display of everything it should not be: Political media bias.

For the benefit of anyone who may have missed the newsflash, tonight ABC will broadcast from the White House an exclusive infomercial of President Obama’s tortured explanation of why Obamacare will be good for this country.

But fairness will be the watchword of the evening. ABC decreed that its anchors, Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer, will be fair and balanced in their treatment of the President and his cockamamie healthcare scheme.

Why then, you might ask, has the network  refused actual revenue in the form of paid advertisements airing alternate viewpoints? Are we to assume that their coverage will be so unbiased that no ifs, ands, or rebuttals will be necessary, and they’re willing to forgo the cold hard cash to prove it?  Why shouldn’t the Republican party be allowed equal time to reply? The precendent has long been established for both parties. I’m referring, of course, to the Saturday morning messages from the President, followed by the response from the opposing political party. The main difference here is that the Republicans are willing to actually BUY time to present their opposing views.

One thing is for sure: By refusing to air an opposing view, Obama will have lost whatever leverage he thought he’d have in reintroducing the fairness doctrine to radio and television (or anything remotely similar). 

Along with Gibson and Sawyer, ABC will have President Obama himself, the Ron Popeil of the White House, shilling his plan and trying to convince the 83% of Americans who are satisfied with the healthcare they receive, that they’re not really satisfied; that they need something different; something more expensive; something with less choice; something only the government can provide. In fact, what America needs is the Pocket Fisherman of health coverage, ObamaCare!

Sadly for Obama, we the people really are happy with the care we get and the health coverage we already have, and we’re also convinced that ObamaCare will:

  • Increase our healthcare costs (84%)
  • Reduce the amount and quality of health coverage we already have (81%); 
  • Increase government bureaucracy in the health care system (78%)
  • Limit our choices of doctors or treatments (79%)
  • Sharply increase the federal deficit (84%)

The complete and utter irony of this poll is that it was conducted jointly by the Washington Post and the media whore partner of the White House, ABC News itself.

Perhaps they’re giving President Obama the keys to their kingdom in apology for letting him down with such bad news for him in their poll. Perhaps they’re panicking because their ratings are disastrously low, so they feel that as long as they’re in the tank, they might as well be in the tank for President Popeil Obama.

Regardless of the reasons, the head honchos at ABC should be ashamed of themselves for pimping out their network to a sitting President (a president who should have had far more class than to request this). In the eyes of fair-minded people on the right, on the left, and in the center, the reputations of both ABC and President Obama should suffer for this. But they probably won’t.

Me? Tonight I’m going analogue. With a good book.

Stoutcat