Thursday, July 29, 2010
I don't know how I feel about this, one the one hand Arizona has the right to make laws without being bullied, but people who don't like those laws have the right not to spend their money there.in reference to: Specter of Arizona immigration law slowly drains economy - CNN.com (view on Google Sidewiki)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
If he was the first person in a wheel chair to climb Mt. Everest, wow! If he were the first person in a wheel chair to sail across an ocean, wow! But the first person to be in a certain position of power, boring. The wheel chair didn't make it harder on him, what are we wowing about?in reference to: Jim Langevin | Americans With Disabilities Act | John King | Mediaite (view on Google Sidewiki)
And in this case he did it. Why would you trust someone so admittedly ideologically driven as Breitbart to the point of firing someone? Why would you not take a moment to review the facts?in reference to: Jon Stewart Calls Andrew Breitbart Honest | Shirley Sherrod | The Daily Show | Mediaite (view on Google Sidewiki)
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Monday, July 26, 2010
Is Paris racist, is this a Nazi thing... I don't know and I don't care. Even for gossip news this is pointless chatter.in reference to: Paris Hilton denies pulling Nazi pose, saying she was just dancing | Mail Online (view on Google Sidewiki)
Given none of the hosts have journalistic credibility in my book, and three out of four of them are in love with Obama, it isn't going to be a show that shakes things up.in reference to: President Obama The View | Obama on The View | Barbara Walters returning (view on Google Sidewiki)
Don't you wish you could live by it too.in reference to: Breaking News: Lilo to snag a Get out of Jail Card? | Buzz Foto | Paparazzi As An Art Form! (view on Google Sidewiki)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
The people in Washington live in a different world, with different values that most of America. Of course they see the world differently.in reference to: Poll: D.C. elites a world apart - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com (view on Google Sidewiki)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
This reminds me of Atlas Shrugged, how the companies that couldn't compete turned to the government to force the stronger, and better company, into regulations that weakened its ability to compete. Hands off Google.
If Obama wants to do this, Google should move to another country.
A war of words between the Palin camp and the Romey camp suggest the race to unseat Obama has begun.in reference to: Hot Air » Romney advisor on Palin: “She’s not a serious human being” (view on Google Sidewiki)
Then I am Racist, but I am not alone.in reference to: Hot Air » New tea-party video: Janeane Garofalo explains why Obama’s liberal critics are racist (view on Google Sidewiki)
Honestly I don't see what the story is. Mel Gibson is nuts, we all knew that. He may or may not be a racist, I don't see why that matters. Does he get angry and shot on the phone, sure. But lots of people do, and I don't think that is newsworthy.in reference to: New Psycho Mel Gibson Tape Released (view on Google Sidewiki)
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Girl Raised From Birth By Wolf Blitzer Taken Into Protective Custody | The Onion - America's Finest News Source | Onion News Network
Girl Raised From Birth By Wolf Blitzer Taken Into Protective Custody"
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Racism on the right, racism on the left, racism amongst whites and racism amongst blacks and browns and yellows and reds. Young people are racist and old people are racist. It exists.
However, what the NAACP and the New Black Panther Party are doing doesn't advance a discussion on the issue. An honest discussion would be had by the two sides talking, the blanket insults used by the NAACP and The New Black Panther Party push people apart, and make communication impossible.
Monday, July 12, 2010
The Tomahawks' arrival "is part of a larger effort to bolster our capabilities in the region," Glaser says. "It sends a signal that nobody should rule out our determination to be the balancer in the region that many countries there want us to be." No doubt Beijing got the signal.
Because there might be a problem with the request, but they can't find one. Sounds like bogus logic to me, like they were looking for a problem and couldn't find one. If they really want to keep him, they can have him.in reference to: Hot Air » Swiss reject Polanski extradition request (view on Google Sidewiki)
It seems pretty clear that Palin will run for the nomination for 2012. Will she win it? Maybe, Bobby Jindal would give her a run for the money.in reference to: Mika: 'Cut The Crap' On Whether Palin's Running—'She Is' | NewsBusters.org (view on Google Sidewiki)
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
This isn't a terrorism issue, it is a free speech issue. Free speech is important because there is not just one way to see the world. America may view Fadlallah as a terrorist, but that doesn't mean everyone does. When the expression of minority views are suppressed, the groups that hold those views are excluded from the public discussion. Honest communication and understanding cannot happen in an environment of suppressed speech. As groups become more isolated the hate and fear between them grows in the absence of understanding.
Taking action for expressing a view counter to what the government believes should not cost you your job. This was the wrong move for CNN to take, and it sends the message to its viewers and its reporters they are expected to conform to the status quo. Truth doesn't always conform to the status quo. They have effectively limited their reports ability to deliver the news fair and balanced.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
But from a libertarian point of view, I think limiting the distribution of food by a private group is an over-stepping of the powers of government. The fact that I doubt it is an effective means to the ends they are trying to reach is besides the point.in reference to: Restricting Food to Homeless Stirs Controversy - ABC News (view on Google Sidewiki)
But the federal government isn't doing it. It makes sense Arizona would take action to protect itself.in reference to: Hot Air » Feds to claim pre-emption in fight against AZ immigration-enforcement law (view on Google Sidewiki)
What is important is the lives of the men and womyn serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. What is important is that as a nation we are informed about the circumstances of the war they are fighting and the deaths they are dying. Hearing people make fun of Biden is great (again doesn't everyone make fun of Biden) but getting information about our troops is critical.
Thanks to Rolling Stone and the story by Hastings, that is going to be harder.
Just as the invention of the printing press transformed society, the internet's capacity for "an unlimited amount of zero-cost reproduction of any digital item by anyone who owns a computer" has removed the barrier to universal participation, and revealed that human beings would rather be creating and sharing than passively consuming what a privileged elite think they should watch