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Archive for June, 2010

Video: Kagan Declines To Say Gov’t Has No Power to Tell Americans What To Eat

Posted by iusbvision on June 29, 2010

If you wanted or needed more evidence that the progressive left sees no limit to governemnt’s power this one should wrap it up for you.

Simple question, “Can the government use the commerce power to tell people what to eat?” …Watch this…

More –

Elana Kagan argues for government book banning in front of Supreme Court. Elite media silent. Palin political enemy makes false book banning charges and elite media continues to say it after the story debunked.

Why President Obama should withdraw Elena Kagan from consideration – UPDATED!

Supreme Court Binds Second Amendment to States

Video: Kagan Declines To Say Gov’t Has No Power to Tell Americans What To Eat

Kagan: It is Fine if The Law Bans Books Because Government Won’t Really Enforce It

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Glenn Beck: The Black Founding Fathers Part II

Posted by iusbvision on June 29, 2010

This is history that has been removed from our history books and union controlled schools.

Google Books – Colored Patriots of the American Revolution by William Nell – Just follow the link to read the book. Its FREE!

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Media Bias: Treatment of Dem Robert Byrd vs. GOP’s Strom Thurmond at Death

Posted by iusbvision on June 29, 2010

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Student Sam Besserman: When Scott Brown Won My Teacher Said the Nazi’s Are Taking Over

Posted by iusbvision on June 29, 2010

So the kid starts a petition to stop the teachers nonsense and she fails him in retaliation. Consider this reason 3,734,934 as to why public sector unions should be banned.

UPDATE – The 11 year old student writes a column for American Thinker:

My name is Sam Besserman, I’m eleven years old, I live in Beverly Hills, California, and ever since I can remember I have been subjected to political bias in school. The first time I noticed the bias was actually in preschool, where the teacher was reading a book about the importance of mothers and the inferiority of fathers. I tried to tell the teacher that dads might be just as important. The teacher responded in a sing-song, “No, listen to me, I’m the teacher.” Of course, the girls loved the book and most of the boys hated it, except for a few who liked it and also wanted to become mothers some day. I was three years old and royally pissed off.

I had to listen to such feminist ideas every day, and at times, I actually bought into them. Months later, I still didn’t know whether mothers were really more important than fathers. Once I even felt like going into the bathroom and trying to pull off my penis. It wasn’t that I wanted to be a woman — I had just lost my enthusiasm for my embattled gender. 

 

The only male teacher I had might as well have been castrated. His voice was soft, his gestures were feminine, he didn’t know how to run a class, and he had to rely on female assistant teachers to control the children. And, of course, the female teachers treated the girls ten times better than the boys and constantly reminded us of our alleged inferiority. One of the assistant teachers even put down our rhyme, “Boys go to college to get more knowledge, girls go to Jupiter to get more stupider,” by reminding us that more girls than boys go to college because girls are smarter. And this only encouraged the girls to hijack our rhyme and switch the sexes around.

 

If that wasn’t bad enough, on the playground, girls basically had more rights than boys. They had greater equipment privileges, and if a girl asked to join a game, the boys had to say yes and go easy on her, but if a boy asked to join a game, the girls had the right to say no. This ruined the boys’ recess, and most of us spent the time drawing flowers instead of doing what we wanted. If we got into an argument, the teachers always said the girl was telling the truth but the boy was lying. We couldn’t even escape the bias one day a year because there was only a “Take Your Daughter to Work Day.”

 

When I switched schools in 2nd grade, I suddenly found myself surrounded by bleeding-heart liberals. We were taught that minorities were victims and therefore good, and members of the majority were, by inference, bad. Similarly, we learned that America was the big, bad exploiter, and the countries my parents grew up believing were evil were not so bad after all. I asked my father about these issues practically every night, and he taught me the meaning of moral relativism. I thought he was being too kind, and I characterized it, instead, as moral inversion.

 

It wasn’t until the Democratic primaries ended in 2008 that things started getting really bad. Liberals everywhere — but especially at school — seemed empowered by the prospect of a black man becoming president, if for no other reason than the color of his skin. One day, during a game of dodgeball, the old assistant P.E. teacher yelled to the other students to “Get the Republican, get the Republican!” meaning me.

 

Once, when I was reading to avoid listening to a yet another guest lecture about man-made global warming — in which the lecturer told us we should all reduce our consumption of meat to one meal a week — the teacher took away my book and said, “Listen, she’s smart.” But according to what we now know about the hockey stick graph, she wasn’t that smart after all. My English teacher was no better. She made it completely obvious that she thought those who didn’t like Barack Obama needed to see a doctor. She never had anything good to say about America and always exaggerated Native American achievements over those of European colonists. When I tried to express my conservative views, she would say that we didn’t have time for that and we should move on. One day she gave us a lecture on stereotyping. I raised my hand and gave an example of a comedian I heard who stereotyped Texans, and she said, “Oh, well, Texas!” as if to make an exception. The principal, who happened to be in the room at the time, quickly told her, “Shhhh!”

 

The liberal intimidation was getting so commonplace that I became afraid to talk anymore. The last straw came when one of the other social studies teachers told all the students that we would sign a pledge together to reduce our carbon footprints. Naturally, I refused. No one was going to coerce me into signing something I didn’t believe. 

 

I asked my parents to take me out of the school and put me in our local public school, Beverly Vista Elementary. They agreed since spending money on a private school which didn’t teach traditional American values seemed to be a waste of money. Unfortunately, the worst was yet to come.

 

At Beverly Vista, my first teacher was a full-time misandrist and global warming wacko. She definitely hated boys and men and constantly spoke of male inferiority. If a boy ever mentioned an accomplishment that happened to be by a man, she would bring up an accomplishment by a female (but always tied to the feminist movement), even though we weren’t debating whether men or women were superior. In a forced attempt to make women’s accomplishments the equal of the founding fathers’, she said one of the early first ladies was the real brains behind her husband and told the story of a woman who disguised herself as a man to enter the army, emphasizing how courageous and important she was to the women of America even though no one had ever heard of her. And if she wasn’t putting down men and praising women, she was encouraging us to become activists for women’s rights, animal rights, and against global warming. I don’t think she had ever heard of a conservative cause. 

 

This past year, however, I seem to have been subjected to the ultimate in ideological bigotry. My social studies and English teacher should win an award. After Scott Brown won the third big election since Obama became president, she told the class, “Right-wing Nazis are taking office all over the place.” She also told us, “Racist bigots from the south are refusing to shake Barack Obama’s hand.” She lectured us about Mao Tse-Tung and failed to mention that he killed 70 million people. She also told us that Russia was better off under communism and that under communism, people could rely on each other. To her, the only problem with communism is that it hasn’t been done right yet.

 

In an effort to stop her politicization of the classroom, I circulated a petition. Incredibly, thirty-two kids signed it, although nine kids eventually crossed their names out in fear of retribution. As it happened, those kids were right, because right after I met with the principal to discuss the situation, he spoke with our teacher, and she then told us that those who signed the petition would have their grades affected. She also caught me taking notes in class — something she said I shouldn’t do — and lied about what I had written, telling the class I wrote that she had Alzheimer’s and was running around the room bleating like a sheep. Although I wrote no such thing, she said I was being disruptive to the class.

 

Meanwhile, my science teacher taught us — for the umpteenth time — that man was responsible for global warming, which encouraged a number of students to taunt me by shouting, “Global warming is real!”

 

After all these years, you’d think I’d have given up. My country is undermining itself in its schools. It’s teaching boys that they can’t even compete with girls. It’s teaching those of us who have pride in our country that it is misplaced. It’s teaching nonsense and claiming that it’s science. But possibly, even more usefully, I think I have struck comedy gold.

 

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Lara Logan Explains how Rolling Stone Hit Piece on McChrystal was Journalistic Malpractice

Posted by iusbvision on June 28, 2010

CBS News war correspondent Lara Logan does a masterful job of explaining how the Rolling Stone piece was editorialized with an agenda. They even admitted how they gained trust under false pretences. Geraldo Rivera had the same reaction that Logan has here. While I am not a fan of Rivera’s sometimes tabloid domestic reporting, his war reporting is professional and hard to take issue with.

Having served in the military I can tell you that we evaluate our leaders all the time, we sometimes talked about it in banter. Being in the military is not about just following orders. It is about getting the mission done. If getting the mission done means improvising in the realization that your superiors may be wrong-headed about some things that is perfectly fine. How much tragedy has been wrought with the mantra of  “I was just following orders”. In this case most of the comments that Rolling Stone wrote about and created a narrative out of was just banter by underlings; banter by the way that likely has a great deal of truth.

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Supreme Court Binds Second Amendment to States

Posted by iusbvision on June 28, 2010

It is about time.  What is disturbing is that four justices voted no. This goes to show what is happening to the courts; that, especially among the left, there are fewer and fewer great legal minds and rather they are little more of nothing more than political votes.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1521.pdf

The decision gives a long and brilliant explanation how gun laws and gun rulings that the left has held up as holy were in fact used to prevent black Americans from having the ability to defend their own life, property and freedom with effective means.  History has shown us repeatedly and philosophers and statesman have said for centuries that the definition of a free man is one who bears arms, one who cannot is a slave and/or a subject.  The historical case for this is so completely overwhelming that it is proper to say that gun control laws are inherently racist and it is impossible to advocate for a disarmed public and not be a racist. [By the way, if you look at the dissent you will notice that the half-baked attempt at a legal argument was the same argument against the Bill of Rights that were used to justify Jim Crow Laws and slavery in the South. States rights arguments are important, but are invalid against Amendments 1 through 8 which is what the 14th Amemdment was all about. Ron Miller has a nice post on this subject HERE.   – Editor]

The historical case from the slavery perspective starts on page 26 of the ruling. Another historical case is from page 42-46. To take away the right to bear arms is to effectively rule that one has no right to defend ones own life or freedom and that one’s life and freedom is only intact by the whim of the state. If I have offended you gun banner types by stating the overt racism such a view represents than TOO BAD. History is what history is, reality is what reality is, power is what power is and freedom is what freedom is. If you do not want such a view associated with the overt racism it represents than change your view because the case made by history is crystal clear. Some of that proof is stated below.

Let us face facts, look at people like Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan who has written that government should decide what speech is good for society and her compatriots on the court have taken the position that there is no right of self-defense. Kagan and those like her, it is safe to infer, would repeal the Constitution by judicial fiat if allowed to. Disagree? Engage us in debate in the comments section below and make your case. I dare you to try. By the way, just to show you how subversive and completely upside down with reality such people are;  Kagan once compared the National Rifle Association to the KKK. The NRA has stood up for the constitutional rights of minorities for as long as recent memory extends.

Cherry Quotes:

“Self-defense is a basic right, recognized by many legal systems from ancient times to the present”

Explaining that “the need for defense of self, family, and property is most acute” in the home, ibid., the Court found that this right applies to handguns because they are “the most preferred firearm in the nation to ‘keep’ and use for protection of one’s home and family,” id., It thus concluded that citizens must be permitted “to use [handguns] for the core lawful purpose of self-defense.”

Heller also clarifies that this right is “deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and traditions,” Glucksberg, supra, at 721. Heller explored the right’s origins in English law and noted the esteem with which the right was regarded during the colonial era and at the time of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. This is powerful evidence that the right was regarded as fundamental in the sense relevant here. That understand-ing persisted in the years immediately following the Bill of Rights’ratification and is confirmed by the state constitutions of that era,which protected the right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 19–22.

A survey of the contemporaneous history [in Heller] also demonstrates clearly that the Fourteenth Amendment’s Framers and ratifiers counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to the Nation’s system of ordered liberty. Pp. 22–33.

After the Civil War, the Southern States engaged in systematic efforts to disarm and injure African Americans, see Heller, supra, at ___. These injustices prompted the 39th Congress to pass the Freedmen’s Bureau Act of 1866 and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to protect the right to keep and bear arms. Congress, however, ultimately deemed these legislative remedies insufficient, and approved the Fourteenth Amendment. Today, it is generally accepted that  Amendment was understood to provide a constitutional basis for protecting the rights set out in the Civil Rights Act. See General Building Contrac-tors Assn., Inc. v. Pennsylvania, 458 U. S. 375, 389.

In Congressional debates on the proposed Amendment, its legislative proponents in the 39th Congress referred to the right to keep and bear arms as a fundamental right deserving of protection. Evidence from the period immediately following the Amendment’s ratification confirms that right was considered fundamental. Pp. 22–31.

Despite all this evidence, municipal respondents argue that Members of Congress overwhelmingly viewed §1 of the Fourteenth Amendment as purely an antidiscrimination rule. But while §1 does contain an antidiscrimination rule, i.e., the Equal Protection Clause,it can hardly be said that the section does no more than prohibit dis-crimination. If what municipal respondents mean is that the Second Amendment should be singled out for special—and specially unfavor-able—treatment, the Court rejects the suggestion. The right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored

Citing Jewish, Greek, and Roman law, Blackstone wrote that if a person killed an attacker, “the slayer is in no kind of fault whatsoever, not even in the minutest degree; and is therefore to be totally acquitted and discharged, with commendation rather than blame.” 4 W. Black-stone, Commentaries on the Laws of England 182 (reprint 1992).

After the Civil War, many of the over 180,000 African Americans who served in the Union Army returned to the States of the old Confederacy, where systematic efforts were made to disarm them and other blacks. See Heller, 554 U. S., at ___ (slip op., at 42); E. Foner, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863–1877, p. 8 (1988) (hereinafter Foner). The laws of some States formally prohibited African Americans from possessing firearms. For example, a Mississippi law provided that “no freed-man, free negro or mulatto, not in the military service ofthe United States government, and not licensed so to do by the board of police of his or her county, shall keep or carry fire-arms of any kind, or any ammunition, dirk or bowie knife.” Certain Offenses of Freedmen, 1865 Miss. Laws
p. 165, §1, in 1 Documentary History of Reconstruction 289 (W. Fleming ed. 1950); see also Regulations for Freedmen in Louisiana, in id., at 279–280; H. R. Exec. Doc. No. 70, 39th Cong., 1st Sess., 233, 236 (1866) (de-scribing a Kentucky law); E. McPherson, The Political History of the United States of America During the Period of Reconstruction 40 (1871)

Throughout the South, armed parties, often consisting of ex-Confederate soldiers serving in the state militias,forcibly took firearms from newly freed slaves. In the first session of the 39th Congress, Senator Wilson told his colleagues: “In Mississippi rebel State forces, men who were in the rebel armies, are traversing the State, visiting the freedmen, disarming them, perpetrating murders and outrages upon them; and the same things are done in other sections of the country.” 39th Cong. Globe 40 (1865). The Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction—which was widely reprinted in the press and distributed  by Members of the 39th Congress to their constituents shortly after Congress approved the Fourteenth Amend-ment19—contained numerous examples of such abuses.See, e.g., Joint Committee on Reconstruction, H. R. Rep.No. 30, 39th Cong., 1st Sess., pt. 2, pp. 219, 229, 272, pt. 3, pp. 46, 140, pt. 4, pp. 49–50 (1866); see also S. Exec. Doc.No. 2, 39th Cong., 1st Sess., 23–24, 26, 36 (1865). In one town, the “marshal [took] all arms from returned colored soldiers, and [was] very prompt in shooting the blacks whenever an opportunity occur[red].”

Disarmament by bands of former Confederate soldiers eventually gave way to attacks by the Ku Klux Klan. In debates over the later enacted Enforcement Act of 1870, Senator John Pool observed that the Klan would “order the colored men to give up their arms; saying that everybody would be Kukluxed in whose house fire-arms were found.” Cong. Globe, 41st Cong., 2d Sess., 2719 (1870); see also H. R. Exec. Doc.No. 268, 42d Cong., 2d Sess., 2 (1872).

Abolitionists and Republicans were not alone in believing that the right to keep and bear arms was a fundamental right. The 1864 Democratic Party Platform complained that the confiscation of firearms by Union troops occupying parts of the South constituted “the interference with and denial of the right of the people to bear arms in their defense.” National Party Platforms 1840–1972, at 34.

The most explicit evidence of Congress’ aim appears in§14 of the Freedmen’s Bureau Act of 1866, which provided that “the right . . . to have full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings concerning personal liberty, personal security, and the acquisition, enjoyment, and disposition of estate, real and personal, including the constitutional right to bear arms, shall be secured to and enjoyed by all the citizens . . . without respect to race or color, or previous condition of slavery.” 14 Stat. 176–177 (emphasis added).22 Section 14 thus explicitly guaranteed that “all the citizens,” black and white, would have “the constitu-tional right to bear arms.”

On Page 33 the Court shows [with some of the information I just quoted above – Editor] that the post civil war civil rights laws that were directly intended to protect the rights of blacks and explicitly protected their right to keep and bear arms were insufficient and those who passed the 14th Amendment explicitly stated that the passage of Amendment 14 settled the issue that black Americans have the same right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property.

In debating the Fourteenth Amendment, the 39th Congress referred to the right to keep and bear arms as a fundamental right deserving of protection. Senator Samuel Pomeroy described three “indispensable” “safeguards of liberty under our form of Government.” 39th Cong.Globe 1182. One of these, he said, was the right to keep and bear arms:

“Every man . . . should have the right to bear arms for the defense of himself and family and his home-stead. And if the cabin door of the freedman is broken open and the intruder enters for purposes as vile as were known to slavery, then should a well-loaded musket be in the hand of the occupant to send the polluted wretch to another world, where his wretched-ness will forever remain complete.” Ibid. Even those who thought the Fourteenth Amendment unnecessary believed that blacks, as citizens, “have equal right to protection, and to keep and bear arms for self-defense.” Id., at 1073 (Sen. James Nye); see also Foner 258–259.25

Evidence from the period immediately following the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment only confirms that the right to keep and bear arms was considered fundamental. In an 1868 speech addressing the disarmament of freedmen, Representative Stevens emphasized the necessity of the right: “Disarm a community and you rob them of the means of defending life. Take away their weapons of defense and you take away the inalienable right of defending liberty.” “The fourteenth amendment, now so happily adopted, settles the whole question.”Cong. Globe, 40th Cong., 2d Sess., 1967. And in debating the Civil Rights Act of 1871, Congress routinely referred to the right to keep and bear arms and decried the continued disarmament of blacks in the South. See Halbrook, Freedmen 120–131. Finally, legal commentators from the period emphasized the fundamental nature of the right. See, e.g., T. Farrar, Manual of the Constitution of the United States of America §118, p. 145 (1867) (reprint1993); J. Pomeroy, An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States §239, pp. 152–153 (3d ed. 1875).

The right to keep and bear arms was also widely protected by state constitutions at the time when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified. In 1868, 22 of the 37 States in the Union had state constitutional provisions explicitly protecting the right to keep and bear arms. See Calabresi & Agudo, Individual Rights Under State Constitutions when the Fourteenth Amendment was Ratified in 1868: What Rights Are Deeply Rooted in American His-tory and Tradition? 87 Texas L. Rev. 7, 50 (2008).26 Quite a few of these state constitutional guarantees, moreover,explicitly protected the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right to self-defense.

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Pinal County Sheriff: Napolitano not telling it like it is

Posted by iusbvision on June 26, 2010

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Why the Senate should pass the unemployment benefits extension.

Posted by iusbvision on June 26, 2010

I know all the arguments for cutting off the benefits and under a normal recession under normal circumstances I would agree. This recession is different and for now the old rules do not apply and I will explain why.

While it is true that most people find jobs shortly before their benefits expire this recession is so different that this rule doesn’t really apply.

While it is true that deficit spending is at an all time high, cuts should be made in government to pay for this

So what is different?

First of all this recession is all but entirely government orchestrated.

It was government that abused the CRA to pressure banks to make bad loans.

It was the Federal Reserve who kept interest rates artificially low for political purposes.

It was government who enforced that idiotic mark to market rule.

It was government who put all of those corrupt Democratic appointees in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

It was Fannie and Freddie who bought every lobbying firm in DC to keep it from being opposed.

It was Fannie and Freddie who bought up bad loans as many as they could find and issued government backed mortgage securities on those bad loans.

It was government who started nationalizing business, made war on bond holders, engaged in Chicago style regulation , started bribing members of Congress with our money and passed bills like ObamaCare that put a huge tax on every employee hired.

It is government that destroys confidence and raises fears of regulatory uncertainty with the ridiculous new financial regulation bill, cap and tax etc etc.

It is government who blocked mortgage reform in the Senate time and time again (Democrats).

It was government who destroyed confidence with the stimulus package failure.

It is government that is arbitrarily trying to stop offshore drilling.

It is government that is actively preventing states and foreign countries from helping with the oil spill.

It is government that is threatening to let old tax cuts expire; undermining confidence.

It is the cost of government that is sending wealth and production overseas.

It is government who has employers and investors scared to death. Investors don’t want to invest here and employers are afraid to hire and when jobs do open many more people apply for them than can ever be hired.

It is government employees who make between 30-300% more than their private sector counterparts so that government has been largely shielded from the recession.

As sure as BP must pay the bill for the oil cleanup it is government that must pay for causing this financial crisis. Not enough jobs are being created to keep up with people entering the economy now.

Confidence is not going to even start trickling back in till the GOP has the Congress so that it can stop Obama and the Democrat leadership cold. Unemployment benefits are going to have to be extended at least until that time. Confidence and thus hiring, production and investment cannot begin in earnest until the world knows that the agenda of this administration and Nancy Pelosi is effectively stopped.

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Police Arrest Christians for Handing Out Gospel of John and Just Bought Themselves a Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

Posted by iusbvision on June 26, 2010

This is what happens when the police commit federal civil rights violations on camera, make up false charges of disorderly conduct and confiscate property without due process?.  As you can see there are many officers in the video which means they all had to agree to lie and say there was “disorderly conduct”.

The Christians are now being represented by The Thomas Moore Law Center.

In my view not only should the Dearborn Police be sued, but each officer sued individually for damages. If you are a 25 year old cop and don’t understand basic constitutional and civil rights laws you deserve to be bankrupted by a lawsuit. You take an oath to uphold the law and you should take it seriously.

It is likely that most cops are not so stupid as to engage in this behavior but it does indicate that Dearborn has a serious problem.

(Hat Tip Hotair)

The police tell their side HERE. Tell me were the people drunk, harassing people, causing a big commotion or endangering the public or just practicing free speech? Therre is no disorderly conduct.  They arrested the other guy for just filming the event.

Enter the Thomas Moore Law Center.

Take em to the cleaners boys.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/1983.html

§ 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

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Gov. Christie: Standing Up to Special Interests w/ Niel Cavuto

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

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How to Boost Investment Income With Low Risk

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

Hersh Cohen of ClearBridge Advisors on stocks that will up your income.

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Government Programs Not Preventing Foreclosures. HAMP Program a failure.

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

Go back in our mortgage crisis category and you can see that this is exactly what we predicted.

Housing Market Still a Disaster

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The Nation’s Five Worst Government Services

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

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How dumb is this politician?

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West argues for a boycott of Arizona and insists that the national guard has the border secure and that Arizona doesn’t even have a border with Mexico like Texas does…..

Ok place your bets, did this dingbat vote for Obama?

Via KFYI:

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Congressman Steve King: Govt Spends $6 Million Per Mile on Lax Border Enforcement. “I could seal the border for less than 2 million per mile.”

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

This is a very interesting speech from Representative King about just how much we waste in border enforcement that doesn’t have to be spent.

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IUSB Vision makes the Daily KOS.

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

UPDATE – Be sure to examine the comments below, Wes tries to dig himself out of the rhetorical hole he has dug himself into and ends up just making the hole deeper.  What else would one expect from the KOS Kids? – Editor

HI all, I see that our far left commenter as of late is one of the KOS Kids. So for entertainment purposes I thought I would respond to what Wes posted at KOS, enjoy.

Hey Wes I see that you are one of the KOS Kids,

How nice of you to pluck snippets out of months worth of conversation, mostly out of context, and publish them (you didn’t go out of your way to post much of my sourced evidence did you…).

How nice of you not to tell them that after weeks and weeks of mischaracterizing my arguments, presenting arguments that you could not back up, and not putting a dent in the evidence presented that I started getting flippant with you because you had gone off into silly land with your comments.

In all seriousness; when you gratuitously play the race card and can’t even quote my own arguments back to me without radically changing them for your own convenience you cannot expect one to take you seriously.

After a while of being flippant I started rubbing how bad your arguments were in your face because the more facts I placed in front of you that went unrefuted the more out on a limb you got.

I enjoyed this in particular.

You wrote:

Arguing with this guy is a nightmare. He’s someone who spends a good portion of the debate insisting on how superior his knowledge is, and using idle minutia to connect imaginary dots, insisting that Bush improved the economy, that Democrats are responsible for the crash, that the left is racist and responsible for segregation, and just about every other thing that is way beyond the mainstream.

1 – The level of evidence and reasoning I bring is vastly superior to what you have brought. You have been able to introduce next to no verifiable evidence backing up most of your claims. In all seriousness if we were in Lincoln/Douglass style debate you would have no chance. I judged debates at the high school level and while I would not get cute with you in a real debate as I do here (largely for entertainment purposes) if verifiable and or sourced information was the standard you would have very little to stand on.

2 – Bush did help improve the economy, I presented economic reports, treasury reports and dozens of sourced elite media sources which make that crystal clear. All of which went unrefuted or even seriously challenged by you.

3 – While some Republicans like Mike Oxley and the Federal Reserve deserve some credit for the crash, it is factually undeniable that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were largely ran in a corrupt manner by mostly Democrat appointees. It is undeniable that they spent $200 million in partisan activities most of which went to Democrats. You cannot deny that that Bush and some Republicans tried repeatedly to get mortgage reform and Barney Frank fought it or years and Chris Dodd made sure reform was filibustered in the Senate over and over again.

4 – As far as the left being responsible for segregation – Hello – Woodrow Wilson. Dude seriously start reading some history.

Two more things…

You quote lecture people at Daily KOS about being “mainstream” – are you kidding. Daily KOS is not mainstream and is anything but.

And speaking of racism which you have accused me of at least twice when your bad arguments have failed you, would you like me to start listing the antisemitic comments that have appeared on DailyKOS? Hadassa and Joe Lieberman sure got the treatment from you guys didn’t they.

I find it amusing that the people you polled on your page mostly agreed with me. Perhaps they came here and saw that what you posted had several of my flippant comments towards you but not much of the substance I presented to you.

For weeks I asked you for some honest to goodness real refutation with some evidence I can verify, over and over that is what you steadfastly failed/refused to do.

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Video: Karl Rove Destroys Terre McAuliffe at Debate

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

This is very indicative of how the left often debates; basically they either make it up as they go, or tell a series of half truths to manufacture a bogus narrative.

The examples here are just cherry:

Example 1 – McAuliffe critiques the GOP prescription drug benefit as too expensive, but conveniently forgets that the Democrats proposed drug benefit lowered competition and cost twice as much according to the CBO. McAuliffe then exaggerates the cost of the program by nearly a factor of three.

Example 2 – McAuliffe just plain lies about the deficits under Republicans. As we have shown in this graphic the deficits were dropping under Republicans and the last year the GOP had full budgetary control (2007) the deficit was about $200 billion; Obama’s budget plan puts out budget deficits 4-9 times more than that each year for as far as the eye can see:

SOURCE: CBO, White House Office of Management and Budget [Editor’s Note this was from March of last year – the picture is actually WORSE now.]

Example 3 – McAuliffe goes on and on about how well things went under Clinton. So let us examine that. First of all Clinton benefited from the tech bubble which burst at the end of his presidency and the stock market crashed, so some (keyword some) of that prosperity was a fluke.

When Newt Gingrich and the Republicans took over the House in 1994 Dick Morris encouraged Clinton to work with the House Republicans and the genius GOP House budget leader John Kasich. Together they cut spending, passed welfare reform (which Obama has now reversed in spite of the fact that it was a very successful program) and cut capital gains taxes all of which helped the economy to explode. None of which would have happened if the GOP did not have budgetary control in the House.

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Obama closes off sections of Arizona to Americans so that human traffickers and drug smugglers will not be interfered with…

Posted by iusbvision on June 24, 2010

No we are not kidding…

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu responds, “simply outrageous”.

This is the length that the Obama administration will go to not police the border. Obama has also suspended the building of the border fence there, which is supposed to be done by law.

Arizona Governor Janet Brewer Responds and states the obvious. Obama promises this and promises that and nothing happens.

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What a mess…

Posted by iusbvision on June 24, 2010

I have power then it goes out for a few minutes. Then it comes back on. Then it is out for days. Then it comes back on…for a little while and goes back out but only for a few minutes. It comes on again for about another minute and then goes out for two days. Now power is back.

This is making it very hard to write…

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AWESOME: Chris Christie “Day of Reckoning” Speech

Posted by iusbvision on June 23, 2010

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Michael Gerson: Mark Souder and the case for grace

Posted by iusbvision on June 23, 2010

This is one of the most thoughtful op-ed pieces I have ever seen. Gerson really does “get it” and this piece is a very rewarding read:

One of the least attractive things about Homo sapiens is its habit of creating entertainment from the suffering of others. Hangings once were public spectacles — part carnival, part moral lesson. The modern equivalent is the political sex scandal.

The latest, though by no means the worst, concerned former U.S. representative Mark Souder of Indiana, who admitted an affair with a staffer and resigned from office. Souder, a social conservative who supported abstinence education, was jeered for hypocrisy. There was a moment of national mirth. Then Souder packed up his office and left town. The carnival moved on.

My problem is, I know Mark Souder. Years ago, he was my first boss on Capitol Hill, when we both worked for Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana. I found Mark to be deeply religious, highly intelligent and slightly neurotic. The answer to any question was likely to be detailed, exhaustive and lengthy.

When we first met, Mark was charged with giving me an overview of Indiana politics. He paused a moment, then began, “Let me start with the glaciers . . .” And Mark was decent to me. Not long after I started working there, my father died suddenly. Mark drove from Washington to Atlanta to attend the funeral. I won’t forget.

Mark later became a thoughtful congressman, carving out a serious role on drug policy. He did his job with care and stubborn integrity. He was not a bright-burning political meteor, but he was the kind of man worth having in the House.

So what does sexual conduct have to do with the qualifications for public service? It is the question raised by the cases of politicians such as John Edwards, Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer and Bill Clinton. In practice, we make certain distinctions. There is a difference between breaking a vow out of weakness and smashing it out of malice. Sexual behavior can reveal our shared foolishness. Or it can reveal coldness, compulsion, cruelty, exploitation, arrogance and recklessness. Who can deny that these traits of character are potentially dangerous in a political leader?

But while sexual conduct is not irrelevant, it is also not everything. I have known politicians who are cold, arrogant, reckless — and faithful to their spouses. And I have known politicians who have been unfaithful and served the public well.

Moral conservatives need to admit that political character is more complex than marital fidelity and that less sensual vices also can be disturbing. “The sins of the flesh are bad,” said C.S. Lewis, “but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual: the pleasure of putting other people in the wrong, of bossing and patronizing and spoiling sport, and back-biting, the pleasures of power, of hatred. For there are two things inside me, competing with the human self which I must try to become. They are the Animal self, and the Diabolical self. The Diabolical self is the worse of the two. That is why a cold, self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute. But, of course, it is better to be neither.”

Yet moral liberals have something to learn as well. The failure of human beings to meet their own ideals does not disprove or discredit those ideals. The fact that some are cowards does not make courage a myth. The fact that some are faithless does not make fidelity a joke. All moral standards create the possibility of hypocrisy. But I would rather live among those who recognize standards and fail to meet them than among those who mock all standards as lies. In the end, hypocrisy is preferable to decadence.

What we really need is to combine high moral standards with humility. When “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was first published, the poet and priest Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote to a friend: “You are certainly wrong about Hyde being overdrawn; my Hyde is worse.” In every life — apart from saints and psychopaths — there is a chasm between our intentions and our conduct. All human journeys are part pilgrimage, part farce. Whenever we mock moral shoddiness, laziness and frailty, we mock into a mirror.

This recognition should lead toward the most underrated of the moral virtues: mercy. Yes, people are baser than their highest ideals. They are also nobler than their worst moments. This does not make the distinction between base and noble impossible. But it makes a little grace appropriate.

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The Year of the Black Republican: Tim Scott Beats Strom Thurmond’s Son for South Carolina Congress Seat.

Posted by iusbvision on June 23, 2010

Tim Scott beat Paul Thurmond with an overwhelming 69% of the vote in the South Carolina primary. Scott was endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

The elite media has called this the year of the Republican Woman. In reality the narrative is a bit different and one they do not want to go near… You can tell that they do not want to go near it because the elite media narrative was that Scott would be the first (read only) black Republican in Congress since J.C. Watts…  what a crock. Well there are a LOT more names they left off that list.

Examples of the bogus elite media narrative:

Scott Could Become First Black Republican Congressman Since Watts

Check this from an “unbiased” reporter from the Washington Post:

The flip side of that upbeat assessment is the reality that the GOP is still not the party of choice for minorities, despite years of effort and outreach. Scott, should he win in November, would become the first black Republican member of Congress since 2003, when Oklahoman J.C. Watts retired.

The rest of the elite media pounced on this bogus narrative – LINK.

THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE REPUBLICAN OF COLOR

Tim Scott, William Randall (North Carolina), Stephen Broden (Texas), … in fact let me stop right there because there are so many that we have to use a chart…

Black Republicans Running for Congress:

Les Phillip
Alabama – 5
http://www.lesphillip.com
Princella Smith
Arkansas – 1
http://www.princellasmith.com
Vernon Parker
Arizona – 3
http://www.parker2010.com
Virginia Fuller
California – 7
http://www.fullerforcongress.org
Star Parker
California – 37
http://www.starparker2010.com
Chriystopher Smith
California – 39
http://www.csmithwin2010.com
Mason Weaver
California – 53
http://www.cmasonweaver.com
Ryan Frazier
Colorado – 7
http://www.frazierforcolorado.com
Chris Nwasike
Florida – 3
Eddie Adams
Florida – 11
http://www.adamsforcongress.com
Allen West
Florida – 22
http://www.allenwestforcongress.com
Deon Long
Florida – 24
http://www.deonlong.com
Cory Ruth
Georgia – 4
http://www.coryruth.com
Deborah Honeycutt
Georgia – 13
http://www.honeycuttforcongress.com
Rupert Parchment
Georgia – 13
http://www.parchmentforcongress.com
Isaac Hayes
Illinois – 2
http://www.isaachayesforcongress.com
Marvin Scott
Indiana – 7
http://www.gomarvin.com
Robert Broadus
Maryland – 4
http://www.justiceandliberty.us
Charles Lollar
Maryland – 5
http://www.lollarforcongress.com
Bill Hardiman
Michigan – 3
http://www.billhardiman.com
Angela McGlowan
Mississippi – 1
http://www.mcglowanforcongress.com
Bill Marcy
Mississippi – 2
http://www.billmarcyforcongress.com
Martin Baker
Missouri – 1
http://www.martinbakerforcongress.weebly.com
Michael Faulkner
New York – 15
http://www.faulknerforcongress.com
Janice Volk
New York – 29
http://www.janiceforcongress.com
Jerry Grimes
North Carolina – 1
Lou Huddleston
North Carolina – 8
Bill Randall
North Carolina – 13
http://www.randallforcongress.com
Tim Scott
South Carolina – 3
http://www.votetimscott.com
Jean Howard Hill
Tennessee – 3
http://www.jeanhowardhillforcongress.com
Charlotte Bergmann
Tennessee – 9
http://www.electbergmann.com
William Hurd
Texas – 23
Stephen Broden
Texas – 30
http://www.brodenforcongress.com
Chuck Smith
Virginia – 3
http://www.chucksmith2010.com
David Castillo
Washington – 3
http://www.castilloforcongress.com
Lynn Hutchings
Wyoming – 7
http://www.hutchingsforhouse7.com

Black Republicans Running for Senate:

Marion Thorpe
Florida
http://www.marionthorpe.com
Milton Gordon
Louisiana
ww.miltongordonussenate.com
Corrogan Vaughn
Maryland
http://www.vaugh4america.com
Michael Williams
Texas

And by the way, take a look at Allen West in action. The Democrats are scared to death of this guy, and they are right to fear him as he has “President” written all over him.

But Wait – There’s More! Nikki Haley just won her primary in South Carolina  and she is from India, as well as GOP rising star, the superb Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal.

[Editor’s Note – Like was used against Sarah Palin, every kind of vile, sexist, ethnic, religious, and sexual attack was used against Nikki Haley and she won overwhelmingly]

South Carolina's Next Governor Nikki Haley

Governor Bobby Jindal

Oh by the way, shall we talk about other Republican minorities that have won their primaries such as Marco Rubio?

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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: MUSLIM YOUTHS STONE ISRAELI DANCE GROUP IN GERMANY

Posted by iusbvision on June 23, 2010

Via Pam Geller and PI Germany:

In an intercultural day in Hanover Sahlkamp it came on Saturday in a serious anti-Semitic incident. After Festeröffnung the program was presented and explained that should arise, inter alia, a group of Israeli folk dancers. As the dancers came to the Liberal Jewish community on the stage, they were pelted by Arab and Turkish children with stones and it was called, “Down with the Jews.”

One dancer was injured.

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UN Calls Censorship a “Human Right”

Posted by iusbvision on June 23, 2010

Via Dallas Blog and Fox News:

The United Nations believes that the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has a “human right” to impose censorship on the media to “promote (Muslim) religious tolerance.” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will even hand over funds for the OIC to ensure that strict censorship on the media will be enforced when reporters shed a negative light on radical Islamic militants that include, Osama bin-Laden, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, al-Shabaab (Somalia) and Abu Shayaff (the Philippines).

According to Fox News, “concerns about censorship were raised after the 56-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which has tremendous sway in the United Nations, successfully pushed through a resolution that creates a watchdog to monitor how religion is portrayed in the media.”

The OIC claims it will enforce religious tolerance by ensuring that the (Muslim) religion is not mocked. An incident occurred when Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed instigated Islamic riots. Yet, the United States and the European Union members on the council voted against the resolution, worrying that it will censor the press and assault freedom of expression.

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So I finally saw Avatar…..

Posted by iusbvision on June 21, 2010

I rented it from the library :)

Pros:

            The eye candy and special effects were quite good.

            Michelle Rodriguez is awesome in any role she plays.

Cons:

First and foremost this movie is a total “plagiarized” rip off job of the World of Warcraft story line from Blizzard Entertainment.

In World of Warcraft:

The blue guys are like the Night Elves whose spirits become a part of the forest. Free spirits are like whisps in the game. They commune with their ancestors and are skilled nature people. The Night Elves once lived at The World Tree which was the center of their civilization….  Night elves are taller and lenkier than humans and have great musculature. They worship a nature goddess named Ellune.

The taking over of peoples bodies as such was done by Lady Sylvannas Windrunner when she became the Banshee Queen…

The night elves once fought against a mechanized race of orcs who were from another planet and started clear cutting the forest.

 

All sound familiar?

Take a look at this video of a Night Elf in action (go to 1:30 in the video)

Looks familiar too doesn’t she.

It doesn’t end there

Remember the floating mountains in the movie. Hmm take a look at the land of Nagrand from World of Warcraft. Come to think of it, take a nice look at that blue flying mount in the video…..   

Nagrand from World of Warcraft *floating mountains –

More floating mountains and the giant planets in the sky – All from Warcraft:

Be sure to notice the moons…

Or how about the thick dark dense jungle with the glowing lights…. Well take a gander at Terokkar Forest from World of Warcraft…

Terokkar Forest

Ok aside from the fact that the movie and the storyline seemed like a complete theft of intellectual property in my opinion; it was completely transparent and totally predictable. Possibly due to the fact that I had seen this story before.

Former military behaving that way in the movie was completely unbelievable. Janet Napolitano may think that military vets are dangerous and ready for blood at any time, but thinking people don’t.

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Generac products are garbage – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on June 21, 2010

We got a Generac 4000EXL Extended Life 4000 watt generator with what it called is great OHV engine designed to last many years….

It cost $729.00

It has electric start and a high peak voltage. Sounds so good right?

The power goes out and even though the battery for the electric start was plugged in, the electric start would not even turn the engine on the getgo first time use.

But no worries it has a pull cord right? Well if you follow the instructions and put the choke on full for the start what you end up with is a gas soaked air filter. So I took the air filter out and let it sit. After a while I put the choke on half and pulled the cord and it started. Great.

It worked for 5 hours and we used it to keep our food cold and a couple of fans and a small TV going in the house. After 5 hours we shut it down and went to bed. We went out the next morning to fire it up. No go.

After a great deal (hours) of trouble shooting I concluded that the engine was not aspirating, I took the valve cover off and there was the rocker arm in two pieces. It broke in half. It was a slim piece of stamped pot metal. It should have been a hard carbon steel or aluminum alloy thicker part that is machined… not stamped like a Tonka kids toy like they used to make them in the 1970’s.

The food in both of my freezers is now history.

Rocker arms take a tremendous beating in an engine. There is no excuse for this.

After talking to two shops about this product neither had something good to say about this products reliability or quality. They all but told me to buy Japanese if you dont want junk.

What is this world coming to?

 

So I went to the Generac web site and this is what it says on the front page:  

Power. Our lives depend on it. From everyday necessities like heating, cooling, refrigeration and lights, to daily essentials like cooking, laundry or kids’ bath times. Power outages are occurring more frequently than ever and lasting longer with devastating effects. Stand up to unpredictable weather and unforeseen outages with the most trusted name in residential standby power.

Our lives depend on it……  I would like to take the CEO and drop him here in the middle of a power outage and see if he would bet his life on a cheap, stamped piece of pot metal.

UPDATE – Generac responds! See the comments section for this post for an important update!!!

Editor’s note – I am glad that someone from Generac commented as that has caused me to reflect on this situation and I have concluded that it may be an over-reach to say that “Generac Products Are Garbage” because it implies a superlative that all of them are garbage. I have not tested all Generac products and cannot imply that all of them are “garbage”, but in my view this engine design on the XL4000 certainly is. I am concerned that the new parts Generac shipped are the same cheap stuff. In my view coming out with some higher quality machined parts to replace them would have been prudent. I am posting this update under no pressure from Generac at all, but I wanted to take this opportunity to be more precise in my narrative.  As you all can imagine, I was a bit frustrated and displeased with this entire situation.

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Lack of posts….

Posted by iusbvision on June 21, 2010

We have been suffering from a power outage for four days now, we have tons to post obviously and I am having more trouble finding a consultant to help set up the new site than I anticipated.

More to come soon.

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More Sexist Attacks from Left: Lefty blogs start rumor that Palin has implants and elite media runs with it. Tennessee Democrat, “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women”

Posted by iusbvision on June 15, 2010

Via Michelle Malkin:

Tennessee State Democrat legislator Janis Baird Son­tany of Nashville to the roster of abusers. Here’s what she said about her GOP opponents at a Democrat Party breakfast over the weekend:

State Republican Chairman Chris Devaney today denounced as “petty and insulting” a Democratic legislator’s statement about her Republican women colleagues. “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote,” said Rep. Janis Baird Sontany, D-Nashville.

Says Michelle Malkin –

Skirt checks. Bra checks. Womb checks.

Before it was Palin is not qualified because she has little kids at home (so does B. Obama by the way), than it was a series of “Trig is not your baby”, than it was a series of “your not a real woman”, than it was “you support rape”, than it was you “hate pregnant teens”, now it is “you had a boob job”.

The fuss is over these two pictures –

Via NewsBusters and Michelle Malkin

The rumor started Tuesday on the liberal website Wonkette in a posting entitled, “Did Sarah Palin Buy Herself a Couple of Luxury Items?”

“We got a political news tip on our Facebook page from Wonkette operative ‘Laura,'” the piece began.

“And, having just now checked our tipster’s hunch with another woman (also, coincidentally, named ‘Laura’), we can report with confidence that at least two people with experience in having breasts say that Sarah Palin sure looks like she was trotting out some new work at the horse races on Sunday.”

Taking the bait was the Boston Herald Wednesday

Hey Sarah Palin, I can see your cleavage from my house!

Alaska’s former governor sported more Northern Exposure than usual at the Belmont Stakes race this weekend, sending the blogosphere into a tizzy, wondering whether Palin is exercising a woman’s right to (bigger) boobs.

The Toronto Sun also swallowed the hook:

Has Sarah Palin added to her assets?

Rumours are swirling on the Internet that the former U.S. vice president candidate and Alaska governor has gotten breast implants recently.

Numerous websites have of course followed suit.
The Huffington Post put on its front page, “PHOTOS: Did Sarah Palin Get Breast Implants?” This included a poll.

Fox TV in Boston actually asked people on the streets if they thought Palin had gotten implants. [Editor’s Note – to see the video of what Fox25 did just follow the NewsBusters link; it is truly disgraceful. Honestly if that reporter had come up to me and started enquiring about any politicians boobs I would have thrown my drink in her face. That reporter is demeaning the profession. When I learned journalistic ethics the questions asked are: Does the story really matter. Does the story do more harm than good. Is it relevant? Is it true, if so can we prove it?]

Of course JWF has the evidence to show that they are NOT fakeLINK

Michelle Malkin has a great post on what the left does to disqualify women as candidates:

The first stage of Conservative Female Abuse by the Left is infantilization. Right-wing women can’t possibly believe what they believe about the sanctity of life, self-defense, free markets, or foreign policy. They must be submissive little dolls of the White Male Hierarchy. Or, as a far Left (is there any other kind of Left in San Francisco?) San Francisco Chronicle columnist wrote of First Lady Laura Bush, they must be put in their place as  “docile doormats” with no brains of their own.

The second stage of CFA is sexualization. A conservative woman is not merely a sellout. She is an intellectual prostitute. Unable or unwilling to argue with them on the merits, detractors resort to mocking the physical appearance of their ideological opponents in skirts and denigrating them with vulgar epithets. MSNBC hosts insulted former GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson’s accomplished wife and mother of two, Jeri Thompson, as working the stripper pole. Newspaper cartoonists Ted Rall, Pat Oliphant, and Jeff Danziger caricatured Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a mammy, thick-lipped parrot, and Bush “House Nigga” armed with “hair straightener.” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd derided former GOP Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris for applying “her makeup with a trowel.”

True to form, Dowd was first out of the box to snicker at Gov. Palin’s beauty pageant past, ridicule her “beehive and sexy shoes,” and compare her path to the vice presidential nomination as a “hokey chick flick.” Joe Biden backhandedly praised her as “good looking.” And left-wing bloggers worked overtime on lurid photoshops of Palin as a bikini model and porn star. At the Democratic Underground, a highly trafficked liberal website raising money for Barack Obama, members held a contest to come up with nicknames and posters to slime GOP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. [Editor’s Note – the names they came up with are not safe for work. One of the nicer ones was VPILTF (VP I’d like to F**K)].

The third stage of CFA is demonization. When the Left tires of hurling whore insults, it turns conservative women in the public eye into nefarious creatures. Bill Maher called Laura Bush “Hitler’s dog.” George Carlin attacked Barbara Bush as “the Silver douchebag.” A Huffington Post website member wrote of Nancy Reagan: “Like her evil husband, she has lived far too long. Here’s hoping the hag suffers for several weeks, then croaks in the tub.” Another added: “I feel no pity for the bitch who took delight in watching thousands die of a horrible disease and watching the poor having to eat out of dumpsters because of her husband’s political beliefs.” True to form, rumors of Palin being a crypto-Nazi surfaced on the Internet and the fringe media. And liberal critics used her gun-rights record to smear her as bloodthirsty.

The final stage of CFA is dehumanization. Conservative women aren’t real women according to the liberal feminist establishment’s definition. Remember when Gloria Steinem called Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison a “female impersonator?” Or when curdled NOW leader Patricia Ireland instructed Democrats to vote only for “authentic” female political candidates? Or when Al Gore’s fashion consultant Naomi Wolf described the foreign-policy analysis of Jeane Kirkpatrick as being “uninflected by the experiences of the female body?”

Echoing the bottom-feeders in the liberal blogosphere, mainstream journalists and Obama water-carriers now question Palin’s commitment to motherhood and even challenged her pre-natal care decisions in an effort to destroy her.

So lets take a walk down sexist memory lane shall we?

Attacks on her womanhood –

SLEAZE POLITICS: Democrats Accuse Palin of Faking Her Pregnancy

Democratic State Chair: McCain had chosen a running mate whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion…

Lawyer on Obama’s National Finance Committee – Audio: Palin Should Be Home Taking Care of Her Kids

More Media Bias to the Point of Laughable Stupidity – This one is amuzing as CNN and the Washington Post attacked Palin for saying her husband Todd is a close advisor. Umm how many male presidents and politicians have said that their wife is thier most trusted advisor?

What Did the New York Times Say About Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 When She Was a Young Member of Congress with Three Kids?

Latest Palin Smear: Palin Charged Rape Victims for Rape Kits as Mayor… but when the truth gets out the elite media and the Democrats will have egg on their face again

It’s the Palin Stay at Home Sexist Double Standard

TROOPERGATE RESULTS: Branchflower finds Sarah Palin “Guilty” of not Keeping Her Husband Todd from Defending His Family from a Maniac State Trooper

Newspaper apologizes for calling Palin a “broad” – LINK

The David Letterman Attacks

Letterman calls Gov. Palin’s daughter a prosititute. Makes rape joke about Palin’s 14 year old. – UPDATED!

Video: Palin Responds to Letterman

Letterman Lied: He Knew His Rape Joke About Willow Palin Was About a 14 Year Old – UPDATE: Letterman Apologizes

Elite Media just taking rumors and/or reporting as true without a basic fact check:

New York Times makes up quote from Palin hairdresser in hit piece

Hey Gibson! About that Bush Doctrine: There are SIX of them. Palin was right again.

Washington Post Smears Palin Again, Gets Facts Wrong Again, Doesn’t Check CNN or Youtube – Even Better, Idiots at Huffington Post Don’t Fact Check Either and Run With It

Newsweek Publishes Lies About Palin Already Debunked Three Days Ago.

Speaking of NBC-Washington Post-Newsweek’s Slate.com That Published Lies About Palin Days After They Were Debunked…They Made This Video to Tell the World Exactly What They Think About Palin and You.

Busted: Washington Post, Lefty Media and Blogs Said Palin Cut Funding to Aid Teen Moms… Now the Charity Involved Issued a Press Release…

Democrat Bloggers Spreading False Rumor of Palin Divorce. Palin Considers Lawsuit.

New York Times Out With Another Palin Hit Piece – The Local Press Has a Different Take – UPDATE: NYT Didn’t Fact-Check Again, Debunking Already In Full Swing!

Another Palin Smear Debunked: $27 Million in Earmarks the Press and Democrats Say..

Politico gets it wrong on Palin again. Published the $27 million earmark lie (From the Washington Post) after bloggers and ABC News wire debunked the story.

ABC’s Jake Tapper Not Giving the Full Story on Alaska Earmarks – Update Tapper lied.

The Latest Accusation on the Left Wing Blogs and Media: Palin is a “Book Banner” and She Spent the City Into the Ground as Mayor… (but what’s the truth?)

Dear Chicago Sun-Times: Why do you have hate merchants like Mary Mitchell, who don’t fact-check, on your pay roll?

If You Ever Doubted Leftist Media Bias, I Present You With This Total Joke of a Hit Piece From the Washington Post: Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home

Washington Post Starts to Reverse Itself After Pressure From Obama – But Long List of Palin Lies and Smears From the WashPost Still Go Unretracted…

Reactions by foreign press and honest pundits:

Foreign Press Slams Sexist Media Bias Against Palin

More Foreign Press Appalled by the Sexual Attacks Against Palin and Conduct of the American Media Elite

Factcheck.org Starts Debunking the Lies That Washington Post and Other Outfits are Trying to Pass Off as Journalism….but…

Hotair.com says: Hey Obama Let’s Take a Trip Down Sexist Memory Lane…

Michelle Malkin Knows Something About Racism and Sexism & Calls Out the Media On Sexist Attacks Against Palin

Australia Herald-Sun Slams Elite Media and Democrats Reaction to Palin Interview

Clinton Political Strategist Mark Penn on Biased/Sexist Palin Coverage: ” Media on very dangerous ground” – Slams Media for Going Over Palin’s Daily Expense Reports While Not Doing So on Other Candidates!

Hillary Clinton Blogs Furious Over Sexist Attacks on Palin and Media Love Fest with Obama

More Hillary Backers Come to Defense of Palin

Retired CBS Newsman Bernard Goldberg: The media attacks Sarah Palin with malice and forethought.

White House Reporter: We took sides against Palin in the election, straight & simple.

The Boston Herald Took A Poll About Media Bias and Palin – Radio Host Howie Carr Explains – You must understand printing lies about Republican candidates is OK. It’s called “vetting.” Printing the truth about liberals – that’s called “swift-boating”

Newsbusters Mocks Washington Post’s Biased and Ridiculous Palin/Biden Coverage

Other stories of Palin media bias results:

VP Biden’s daughter on film with cocaine. ABC, CBS, and NBC offer no coverage. When “Biden” and “Cocaine” are searched on the NBC site it gives you a picture of Bristol Palin….

Biden’s Son Involved with Hedge Fund Crook

[Note – We included these because one should compare how the coverage of Sarah Palin’s children is totally outrageous yet Joe Biden’s kids have all sorts of troubles and the elite media has next to no coverage.]

MSNBC: Palin’s Book Will Do Well If She Can Read.

How Media Bias Works: The John Ziegler Interview

Ignorance in Action: Obama Supporters Cannot Answer Basic Questions About Government or About Their Own Candidates…But Look at What They Did Know…

And last but not least ABC’s Charles Gibson – Questions asked of Palin vs. Obama vs. Edwards

Obama interview:

How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?

Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Palin interview:

Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

John Edwards Gibson Didn’t Pound Edwards in 2004; Asked Him If GOP Attacks Made Him Mad:

GIBSON: You speak with such equanimity this morning. Didn’t they make you mad last night?

GIBSON: Did you get mad, though?

More – Look at the portions of the interview ABC edited out of the Palin interview. Much of what was edited out was substantive answers that showed she had mastery of the issues – LINK

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Campaign Ad Guaranteed to Make Leftist Professor Snap

Posted by iusbvision on June 14, 2010

The truth is that it wasn’t just the Tea Tax or even the Intolerable Acts that alone caused The Founders to revolt. Time and time and time again the people asked to have their grievances heard and were usually answered with repeated injury, warrantless searches etc. Eventually when the British tried to confiscate muskets and powder the shooting started.

With that said, there is still hope for the political process to solve things.

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Average federal worker earns over $12 per hour more than private sector.

Posted by iusbvision on June 14, 2010

Depending on the job its between 30-300% more than its private sector counterpart depending on the position.

This video also starts to make the case why public sector unions should be banned.

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Glenn Beck Mentions Friedrich Hayek Book “The Road to Surfdom”. Instantly Becomes Number One Best Seller.

Posted by iusbvision on June 14, 2010

Chronicle of Higher Education:

U. of Chicago Press Book Is No. 1 at Amazon.com

F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom has been a bestseller for the University of Chicago Press since its first edition, in 1944. But this week a perennial success turned into a blockbuster. The press’s 2007 “definitive edition” of the work, now in paperback, reached No. 1 on Amazon.com on the evening of June 8 after conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck recommended the book on his Fox News program.

The Chicago Hayek remains at No. 1, three days later, up to this blogging minute. His immediate competition in the top five? Two thrillers by Stieg Larsson, an Eclipse novella in the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, and indeed Beck’s own novel, The Overton Window. So what has this meant for the publisher, which calls Road “an unimpeachable classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics” that has “inspired and infuriated politicians, scholars, and general readers” for more than half a century.

Not surprisingly, Chicago has had to scramble. “We are rushing a reprint to respond to demand,” says press director, Garrett Kiely. A small reprinting had already been in the works, but the press has “gone back for considerably more,” Kiely says, around 100,000 copies. The hardcover edition is also selling well, at a very healthy No. 345 on Amazon, and will also be reprinted. Hayek fans appear to be tech-savvy. The Road to Serfdom is Chicago’s best-selling e-book, Kiely notes. Second in e-sales is Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom, which Kiely says has been helped by the “bump in Hayek sales.”

 

Speaking of Beck and best sellers:

Edward R. Murrow’s Warning to America: Do not lose touch with your past

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Candidate for Congress Marine Cpl. David W. Hedrick from Tea Party Scores Big at Washington State Republican Convention

Posted by iusbvision on June 14, 2010

Wow listen to this guy. He starts off a tad slow than really gets the crowd going. This is a man to watch for sure!

“A politician can bring home the pork but first he has to steal your pig!”

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Palin to meet Lady Thatcher

Posted by iusbvision on June 14, 2010

File this under awesome. If I had a chance to meet one of the great heroes of the 20th century I would jump at the chance, who wouldnt? No matter what you think of Sarah Palin one must wish her a heartfelt congratulations on getting the Prime Minister’s attention and invitation.

Palin:

Following an article in a British publication on Sunday, I’ve received questions about a possible trip to the United Kingdom. I have received an invitation for a visit to London, and part of that invitation included the offer of arranging a meeting between myself and one of my political heroines, the “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher. I would love to meet her and hope I’ll be able to arrange the trip in the future.

As I wrote last year when I offered her birthday wishes, Baroness Thatcher’s life and career serve as a blueprint for overcoming the odds and challenging the “status quo.” She started life as a grocer’s daughter from Grantham and rose to become Prime Minister – all by her own merit and hard work. I cherish her example and will always count her as one of my role models. Her friendship with my other political hero, Ronald Reagan, exemplified the Special Relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

The USSR and the Soviet Bloc came to an end largely because of the efforts of Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II and Lech Wałęsa.

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Dorothy Rabinowitz: Nobody who spends $40,000 to send his child to a university knows what he is dumping his child into…

Posted by iusbvision on June 14, 2010

Rabinowitz wrote a highly talked about Op-Ed piece called “An Alien in the White House“. Obama is very much representative of far left academia and while some may see this as just a critique of the president, in reality this is an indictment the dominant leftist academic culture.

Read carefully as the views and actions Rabinowitz is knocking the admionistration over are views common among far left academic counter culture.

Rabinowitz:

One of his first reforms was to rid the White House of the bust of Winston Churchill—a gift from Tony Blair—by packing it back off to 10 Downing Street. A cloudlet of mystery has surrounded the subject ever since, but the central fact stands clear. The new administration had apparently found no place in our national house of many rooms for the British leader who lives on so vividly in the American mind. Churchill, face of our shared wartime struggle, dauntless rallier of his nation who continues, so remarkably, to speak to ours. For a president to whom such associations are alien, ridding the White House of Churchill would, of course, have raised no second thoughts.

Far greater strangeness has since flowed steadily from Washington. The president’s appointees, transmitters of policy, go forth with singular passion week after week, delivering the latest inversion of reality. Their work is not easy, focused as it is on a current prime preoccupation of this White House—that is, finding ways to avoid any public mention of the indisputable Islamist identity of the enemy at war with us. No small trick that, but their efforts go forward in public spectacles matchless in their absurdity—unnerving in what they confirm about our current guardians of law and national security.

Consider the hapless Eric Holder, America’s attorney general, confronting the question put to him by Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas) of the House Judicary Committee on May 13.

Did Mr. Holder think that in the last three terrorist attempts on this soil, one of them successful (Maj. Nidal Hasan’s murder of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, preceded by his shout of “Allahu Akbar!”), that radical Islam might have played any role at all? Mr. Holder seemed puzzled by the question. “People have different reasons” he finally answered—a response he repeated three times. He didn’t want “to say anything negative about any religion.”

And who can forget the exhortations on jihad by John Brennan, Mr. Obama’s chief adviser on counterterrorism? Mr. Brennan has in the past charged that Americans lack sensitivity to the Muslim world, and that we have particularly failed to credit its peace-loving disposition. In a May 26 speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mr. Brennan held forth fervently, if not quite comprehensibly, on who our enemy was not: “Our enemy is not terrorism because terrorism is just a tactic. Our enemy is not terror because terror is a state of mind, and as Americans we refuse to live in fear.”

He went on to announce, sternly, that we do not refer to our enemies as Islamists or jihadists because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam. How then might we be permitted to describe our enemies? One hint comes from another of Mr. Brennan’s pronouncements in that speech: That “violent extremists are victims of political, economic and social forces.”

Yes, that would work. Consider the news bulletins we could have read: “Police have arrested Faisal Shahzad, victim of political, economic and social forces living in Connecticut, for efforts to set off a car bomb explosion in Times Square.” Plotters in Afghanistan and Yemen, preparing for their next attempt at mass murder in America, could only have listened in wonderment. They must have marvelled in particular on learning that this was the chief counterterrorism adviser to the president of the United States.

Long after Mr. Obama leaves office, it will be this parade of explicators, laboring mightily to sell each new piece of official reality revisionism—Janet Napolitano and her immortal “man-caused disasters” among them—that will stand most memorably as the face of this administration.

It is a White House that has focused consistently on the sensitivities of the world community—as it is euphemistically known—a body of which the president of the United States frequently appears to view himself as a representative at large.

It is what has caused this president and his counterterrorist brain trust to deem it acceptable to insult Americans with nonsensical evasions concerning the enemy we face. It is this focus that caused Mr. Holder to insist on holding the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in lower Manhattan, despite the rage this decision induced in New Yorkers, and later to insist if not there, then elsewhere in New York. This was all to be a dazzling exhibition for that world community—proof of Mr. Obama’s moral reclamation program and that America had been delivered from the darkness of the Bush years.

It was why this administration tapped officials like Michael Posner, assistant secretary of state for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Among his better known contributions to political discourse was a 2005 address in which he compared the treatment of Muslim-Americans in the United States after 9/11 with the plight of the Japanese-Americans interned in camps after Pearl Harbor. During a human-rights conference held in China this May, Mr. Posner cited the new Arizona immigration law by way of assuring the Chinese, those exemplary guardians of freedom, that the United States too had its problems with discrimination.

So there we were: America and China, in the same boat on human rights, two buddies struggling for reform. For this view of reality, which brought withering criticism in Congress and calls for his resignation, Mr. Posner has been roundly embraced in the State Department as a superbly effective representative.

It is no surprise that Mr. Posner—like numerous of his kind—has found a natural home in this administration. His is a sensibility and political disposition with which Mr. Obama is at home. The beliefs and attitudes that this president has internalized are to be found everywhere—in the salons of the left the world over—and, above all, in the academic establishment, stuffed with tenured radicals and their political progeny. The places where it is held as revealed truth that the United States is now, and has been throughout its history, the chief engine of injustice and oppression in the world.

They are attitudes to be found everywhere, but never before in a president of the United States. Mr. Obama may not hold all, or the more extreme, of these views. But there can be no doubt by now of the influences that have shaped him. They account for his grand apology tour through the capitals of Europe and to the Muslim world, during which he decried America’s moral failures—her arrogance, insensitivity. They were the words of a man to whom reasons for American guilt came naturally. Americans were shocked by this behavior in their newly elected president. But he was telling them something from those lecterns in foreign lands—something about his distant relation to the country he was about to lead.

The truth about that distance is now sinking in, which is all to the good. A country governed by leaders too principled to speak the name of its mortal enemy needs every infusion of reality it can get.

 

As Dennis Prager would likely say it, “Only at a university could you find views and thinking this idiotic”

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Economist Art Laffer: 2011 tax hikes will cause financial disaster

Posted by iusbvision on June 14, 2010

Laffer was President Reagan’s economist and helped orchestrate the recovery of the 1980’s.

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