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Archive for November 12th, 2010

Planned Parenthood Got $349.6 Million in Tax Dollars, Performed 324,008 Abortions, Paid Its President $385,163

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

Your tax dollars at work….how revolting.

 

CNS News:

Planned Parenthood received $349.6 million in tax dollars in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2008, and it paid its president, Cecile Richards, $385,163, plus another $11,876 in benefits and deferred compensation.

According to a “fact sheet” published by the organization, Planned Parenthood Affiliate Health Centers performed 324,008 abortions in 2008.

Planned Parenthood’s fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2008 is the latest year for which the organization has publicly released an annual report and published the annual sum of grants and contracts it received from the government.

The $385,163 in pay Planned Parenthood President Richards received in the organization’s fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 was recorded in the group’s publicly available Internal Revenue Service Form 990 filed for that year.

Richards also received $346,285 in total compensation from Planned Parenthood and $38,476 in total compensation from related groups in the organization’s fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2009, according to the organization’s Form 990 for that year.

Planned Parenthood did not respond to repeated inquiries from CNSNews.com about Cecile Richards’ compensation.

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Federal Workers’ Earnings Soaring!

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

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18 Reporters Killed in Russia Since 2000

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

Dick Morris once gave a speech about how Putin was shutting down democracy (real democracy not communists who call themselves democratic) groups in Russia.

The reporters talked about in this video covered politics of course. With this big of a problem the government should pay the papers to hire armed guards to protect journalists.

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John Stossel Blasts University Discrimination with “Affirmative Action Bake Sale”

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

And yes it is true, Asians ARE discriminated against by many colleges when it comes to admissions.

I say, the best way to fight racism is to stop discriminating by race. Colleges and the radical left disagree.

Mr. Stossel expands on the experience in his column HERE.

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Students with “Organizing for America” caught in vote fraud scam

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

“Organizing for America” takes you to BarackObama.com and is the White Houses “grass roots” political arm.

The “organizers” flooded the voting place with people who were not registered to vote there while students working with “Organizing for America” would “vouch for them that they lived at the address they said, of course if you voted somewhere else like back home this would be illegal. The Organizing for America students admitted that they vouched for people they did not know to vote, which is of course illegal.

Video link from http://www.minnesotamajority.org/

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Dr. Drew Pinsky on ObamaCare: ‘You will see a massive flight of physicians from the field’

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

Dr. Pinsky of course is the famed radio doctor.

Special thanks to our friends at The Daily Caller.

 

 

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Maddow Interviews Stewart: Our Thoughts

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

I watched the entire Maddow/Stewart interview but this was the only segment worth commenting on.

[Before I dig in I want the readers to know exactly how I view John Stewart and his humor so you can  see where I am coming from.

John Stewart is not as well-informed on some issues as I would like him to be. I am not saying that he is ignorant, indeed he is better informed than most people, but my main critique on him has always been that some of his humor is not based on reality, often it is based on a spun assumption or talking point that strays away from directional accuracy. Sometimes he does this on purpose for a good line or gag, but sometimes he just takes things so far out of context that the humor becomes either too unfair or to unbelievable to be funny. The reason that this bothers be is because some young people really take what he says as fact and sometimes that does damage or causes confusion. As a resent college grad I saw this first hand.

When Stewart gets it wrong it is not because of self-delusion, but rather it is because of genuine ignorance of some issues that are not easy to study. For example when Stewart interviewed Governor Rick Perry  he questioned the Governor about why the Founders abandoned the Articles of Confederation and adopted the Constitution, Stewart’s argument shows that he is  unaware of just how powerful the states were until the adoption of the 17th Amendment. He seemed unaware how powerful the states were still intended to be under the Constitution and how limited the federal government was  intended to be (most  people have no idea how the Supreme Court kowtowed to FDR after the “court stacking” threat and as a result the idea of a limited central government started to go right out the window.]

This interview shows that Stewart is a person of serious introspection. It become clear in this interview that he is quite good at examining himself with a critical eye. He really understands himself and his humor. It takes substantial intellect and character to be able to do this to the degree that he does. This is exactly what most hard-core ideologues don’t do, and this includes most far left academics I have encountered.

Stewart does not do self-delusion, Maddow does (we have deconstructed some of her monologues here and taking her premises apart is not much of a challenge)  and it becomes obvious that Stewart sees this as Maddow tries to draw some sense of equivalency and some validation from Stewart. Stewart’s analysis of how he sees himself and how he starts to critique Maddow’s view of him and herself began demonstrating just how much of an intellectual and critical thinking mismatch the interview was becoming.

Then Stewart does something that really impressed me, he realized that the conversation was really starting to demonstrate just how much of a mismatch this was and that if it continued she may end up being embarrassed, so he stops it right there, changes gears and says, “I like you.” That was a remarkable display of compassion and restraint which is not an easy thing to do when you have the advantage. Even at that moment Stewart was very aware of himself and aware of how Maddow might be viewed if he continued. It was very gracious.

Maddow is very articulate and knows show to appear likable for television,  but it is important not to confuse facund with great intellect and/or critical thinking ability.

Some people have asked us why we do not engage in more  fact checking and debunking of MSNBC silliness. The answer may sound like arrogance but truth often has a sting all its own. That truth is this: MSNBC is so small time that they are not much of a threat and their intellectual dishonesty will keep them this way. Another unpleasant truth is that Maddow/ Olberman/Schultz are much like Media Matters and Newsweek in that they are such easy targets that piling on with the fact checking and debunking would lose amusement and educational value pretty quickly; compassion and/or pity start to play a role when taking their statements apart is so easy. Last but not least ( know I am going to get it for saying this) this writer is not comfortable with piling onto “the girl”. It does not mean that I think any less of women, but rather that I love women and chivalry is not quite dead yet. I was not comfortable when they piled onto Hillary Clinton, I was not comfortable with it when it was done to Sarah Palin, Meg Whitman, Christine O’Donnell, Nikki Haley etc.

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Gov. Chris Christie names names: Rips “Poster Boy” Of Greedy Education Public Sector

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

As you will be seeing in my upcoming book, many school boards and administrators run our schools as if their primary purpose is to pay them a six figure salary.

Most education spending never gets to benefiting the kids, this is a prime example of why. We need serious education reform now and this includes taking on corrupt public sector unions.

“Let me tell you about the new poster boy for all that’s wrong with the public school system that is being dictated by greed,” Christie said. “This contract is the definition of greed and arrogance.”

“I suspect that the executive county superintendent is going to look very poorly upon someone who is trying to game the system and take from the taxpayers of Parsippany, and by extension, the taxpayers of New Jersey,” the governor added. “If Lee Seitz wants to try to put his greed and his arrogance ahead of the taxpayers of New Jersey, you elected me to stand up to people like Lee Seitz and others across the state, and I will.”

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Dr. Glenn Reynolds: The Tea Party past, present & future.

Posted by iusbvision on November 12, 2010

This is a great video. Two local Tea Party founders talked about hwo they infiltrated and took over their local Republican machines, then took over their state machine, then replaced the Speaker of their State House and then replaced a sitting Republican U.S. Senator with their own candidate. It was textbook.  A group of 80-200 people can do this in almost any county. The power belongs to those who show up and they did.

The left and the elite media portrays Tea Party citizens as unsophisticated red-necks and rubes, anyone who sees this video and examines election day results can see that Tea Party normal citizens became effective political movers and shakers in a hurry.

If you are a poli-sci student this video is a must see.

 

 

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