Saturday, March 31, 2012

Keith Olbermann Fired....Again

Just 14 months after he was dumped from MSNBC, Keith Olbermann has been fired again.

The liberal loudmouth was dismissed yesterday from his latest gig hosting a talk show at Al Gore’s Current TV network, the former vice president announced in a statement laced with bitterness toward Olbermann.

“Current was . . . founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality and loyalty to our viewers,” the cable network said in a statement signed by Gore and Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt. “Unfortunately, these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann, and we have ended it.”

Inane Pic of the Day

ABC unsure.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Question of the Day

What if Trayvon Martin had killed George Zimmerman?

One thing for sure, we wouldn't even know about it.

Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show ends a day early

Talk about rearranging check chairs on the Titanic.
The short life of “The Rosie Show” got even shorter Thursday when OWN aired the finale of the anemically rated program a day early.

Talk show host Rosie O’Donnell did the equivalent of slipping quietly out the back door when she capped off Thursday’s broadcast not with any parting words, but with a performance by singer Josh Kelley.

Kelley’s performance had been taped — and had aired — a few months ago, back when O’Donnell was doing her show in front of an audience in a much larger space at Chicago’s Harpo Studios.

The show since had been stripped of its live band, game show segments and confetti showers in favor of a small, quiet set where O’Donnell presided over one-on-one interviews.

The retooling couldn’t save the daily talk show, which was drawing fewer than 200,000viewers on the fledgling Oprah Winfrey Network.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hy-Vee reverses stance on 'pink slime'

Hy-Vee Inc., after being pressured by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, announced Wednesday that its stores would continue to offer ground beef containing a controversial ground beef additive.

Producers call it "lean, finely textured beef," but it has become widely known as "pink slime."

Hy-Vee's announcement, revealed during a Wednesday afternoon press conference in Des Moines with Branstad and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, marks a quick reversal of the Iowa-based chain's stance last week to join several other grocery chains and drop products containing the additive.

"The governor called and expressed his concern," Ruth Comer, a Hy-Vee spokeswoman said in an interview. "We were already looking at what we might do to take care of customers, and the governor's voice certainly did factor into the feedback we were already receiving."
Actually it’s what’s referred to in the industry as “Baader meat”. It’s perfectly good and wholesome in it’s content and derivation.

A machine called a Baader or similar machine removes the remaining meat on the bones that cannot be removed by hand. It’s more finely textured because of the process that the machine uses (high pressure) to remove the remaining meat. A small percentage is added to regular ground product so that the texture is basically unchanged.

Frankly, this is much ado about nothing.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spike Lee Silent After His Tweet Jeopardizes Elderly Couple's Lives

Speaking of lawsuits...
“Elderly couple abandons their home after address is posted on Twitter as that of George Zimmerman” read the headline of an article yesterday in the Orlando Sentinel. Spike Lee’s twitter account went into Radio Silence yesterday morning after it was revealed he mistakenly tweeted to over 247,000 twitter followers the address of an elderly Florida couple instead of George Zimmerman’s address, the man who shot Trayvon Martin. Mr. Lee’s tweet resulted in hate mail, strangers dropping by, and other disturbances that panicked the couple who then fled from their home for fear of their lives. It remains to be seen if Spike Lee will contact the couple to assist them financially with the costs associated with their having to abandon their home or at minimum publicly apologize to them for his putting their lives in danger.

The Hollywood Reporter was reporting last night that the “Elderly Couple at Address Spike Lee Tweeted Are Living in Fear” as some of Lee’s twitter followers tweeted, “Let’s turn up the heat on his bitch ass!!!” and “Get this mutha f#####!!” as the followers retweeted the elderly couple’s address after being misled by Spike Lee.

As some criticized George Zimmerman for going into hiding, Spike Lee apparently took a similar cowardly route. “A call placed to Lee's office in New York was answered by a man who said the film director was unavailable for comment.”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Global warming: Earth heated up in medieval times without human CO2 emissions

But, but, this is settled science!
Current theories of the causes and impact of global warming have been thrown into question by a new study which shows that during medieval times the whole of the planet heated up.

It then cooled down naturally and there was even a 'mini ice age'.

A team of scientists led by geochemist Zunli Lu from Syracuse University in New York state, has found that contrary to the ‘consensus’, the ‘Medieval Warm Period’ approximately 500 to 1,000 years ago wasn’t just confined to Europe.

In fact, it extended all the way down to Antarctica – which means that the Earth has already experience global warming without the aid of human CO2 emissions.

George Zimmerman 'withdrawn' from college

Expect a major lawsuit after Zimmerman is absolved.
Ignoring such basic American Constitutional rights as innocent until proven guilty not to mention the 40 year old unconstitutional right for selective minorites to affirmative action, Seminole State College in Florida has "withdrawn", as the college euphemistically put it, (in other words kicked out) Hispanic white American student George Zimmerman. Why? Channel 6 of Orlando explains. SSC officials released a statement saying, "Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving this student, Seminole State has taken the unusual but necessary step this week to withdraw Mr. Zimmerman from enrollment.

This decision is based solely on our responsibility to provide for the safety of our students on campus as well as for Mr. Zimmerman." Will there now be mass media gimmick demonstrations demanding his reinstatement, claiming discrimination? Hmmm, I think not.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head

Unfortunately much of the MSM and black leadership won't let the facts get in the way of their sensational meme.
With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, authorities have revealed to the Orlando Sentinel.

That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say.

Zimmerman has not spoken publicly about what happened, but that night, Feb. 26, and in later meetings he described and re-enacted for police what he says happened.

In his version of events, he had turned around and was walking back to his SUV when Trayvon approached him from behind, the two exchanged words then Trayvon punched him in the nose, sending him to the ground, and began beating him.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

California Tax Revenues Plunge

The Michigan template...

Friday, March 23, 2012

“Chicken Nuggets” Teacher Breaks Down in Tears Under Questioning Before Resignation

Appears Ms. Maynor might skip a few McNuggets herself and bring some cottage cheese from home.
(RAEFORD) – The pre-K teacher involved in the “chicken nuggets” incident in Hoke County changed her version of what happened after undergoing three separate interrogations. Margaret Maynor was brought to tears in the third session. She submitted her resignation soon after.

In a highly unusual move, the Hoke County School System released documents from the teacher’s personnel file purportedly showing why the pre-K instructor resigned.

Previous articles reported some students with homemade lunches were given trays of school food because their bag lunches didn’t meet federal nutrition standards. One girl didn’t touch her homemade lunch and just ate three school chicken nuggets.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

$683,161 — The Number Congress Doesn’t Want You to See

“The money from Heaven will be the path to Hell,” Robert Wiedemer, author of New York Times best-selling book Aftershock, unapologetically warns Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and President Barak Obama in a recent interview.

Wiedemer is among a small group of financial experts notifying the Washington, D.C., establishment that their addiction to spending (the money from Heaven) will hurl America into economic cataclysm (Hell).

Commodities investment expert Jim Rogers adds to Wiedemer’s words of caution, “America is going to pay the price for all these mistakes . . . Mr. Bernanke has been wrong for 400 weeks in a row now. He’s never right about anything.”

In a CNBC interview, billionaire Donald Trump says Bernanke’s printing policy will lead to “massive inflation” and is warning investors to take steps now to protect themselves.

Most dismiss such warnings. But consider this: Since Obama’s inauguration, the federal debt has increased by $4.2 trillion. That is more than ALL the debt racked up from the birth of our country through President George H.W. Bush, according to CNS News. That comes out to a staggering $53,642 per family of four.

When Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, interest owed on debt, and other obligations are included, America’s real debt is a daunting $55 trillion, leaving the average family of four with a jaw-dropping bill of $683,161.
WOW!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bam’s angry adviser

Welcome to the party pal.
Back when he agreed to advise the Obama administration on economics, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt told friends that he thought it would be good for GE and good for the country. A life-long Republican, Immelt said he believed he could at the very least moderate the president’s distinctly anti-business instincts.

That was three years ago; these days Immelt is telling friends something quite different.

Sure, GE has managed to feast on federal subsidies, particularly the “green-energy” giveaways that are Obamanomics’ hallmark.

But Immelt doesn’t think he’s had anywhere near as much luck moderating the president’s fat-cat-bashing, left-leaning economic agenda of taxing businesses and entrepreneurs to pay for government bloat.

Friends describe Immelt as privately dismayed that, even after three years on the job, President Obama hasn’t moved to the center, but instead further left. The GE CEO, I’m told, is appalled by everything from the president’s class-warfare rhetoric to his continued belief that big government is the key to economic salvation.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Indiana cancels three specialty plates, including gay youth group's

Promoting ones sexual preferance on a license plate is truely ridiculous.
INDIANAPOLIS — After 20 state senators complained about a pro-gay rights group’s specialty license plate, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has canceled that plate and two others.

The Indiana Youth Group’s plate is out, officials there said Friday. So is the Indiana 4-H Foundation’s plate and the Greenways Foundation’s plate.

The reason: They violated the contract organizations that offer specialty plates sign with the state by selling low-numbered plates to the highest bidders.

Indiana’s specialty plates program is a fundraising tool for nonprofits. It allows Hoosier motorists to pay $40 for plates — $15 of which goes to the state to cover administrative costs, and an extra $25 of which goes to those organizations.

However, those groups are not allowed to tie fees to the plates that exceed the $40 they pay to the BMV, officials there said Friday.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Consumer prices rise sharply in February

You can't continue to print money willy nilly forever without some serious consequences.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The cost of living in February rose by the fastest amount in 10 months as Americans paid sharply higher prices for gasoline, according to the latest government data.

The consumer price index jumped 0.4% last month on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Labor Department said Friday. That was slightly below the 0.5% increase forecast by a MarketWatch survey of economists.

The higher cost of consumption last month easily outstripped a 0.1% gain in hourly pay for U.S. workers. As a result, inflation-adjusted earnings fell 0.3% in February to mark the second straight decline.

The increase stemmed mostly from 6.0% spike in the price of gasoline — the biggest jump since December 2010. That accounted for about four-fifths of the increase in the overall CPI.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting

The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters.

The department's head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas' director of elections saying that Texas has not "sustained its burden" under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification.

Perez wrote that while the state says the new photo ID requirement is to "ensure electoral integrity and deter ineligible voters from voting" the state "did not include evidence of significant in-person voter impersonation not already addressed by the state's existing laws."
The only discrimination that's going on is against illegal voters and fraudsters.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tiger Woods says "No Mas"

Tiger Woods after shooting a dismal +3 for 11 holes and tied for 26th place withdrew from the Doral Cadillac Championship. He "says" it's due to a leg injury.

Could be just embarrassment over his pi$$ poor performance.

Needless to say, the press was devastated.

Sunday Funny

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends).

With the perception growing that he will be the GOP nominee, Romney leads President Obama by five points in a hypothetical 2012 matchup.Today's numbers show Romney at 48%, Obama at 43%. That’s Romney’s largest lead since December.
About time.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Employment Situation Summary: Employment +227K, Unemployment unchanged at 8.3%

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 227,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in professional and businesses services, health care and social assistance, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and mining.
This in the face of Gallup's survey:
The unemployment rate shot up by half a percentage point in February, according to figures released by the polling organization Gallup on Thursday.

The jump from 8.6 percent in January to 9.1 percent last month is the largest month-by-month increase in more than a year, Gallup said. It is the highest rate since August.
Hmmmm, who do you think is cooking the books?

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Govt. sets record deficit in February

Obama clocks in with yet another dubious milestone during his presidency.
The federal government recorded its worst monthly deficit in history in February, according to a preliminary report Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office that said the deficit in fiscal year 2012 is already more than half a trillion dollars.

The CBO’s figures show that despite repeated efforts to trim spending, the government has borrowed 42 cents of every dollar it spent during the first five months of this fiscal year.

The nonpartisan agency projected the government will run a deficit of $229 billion in February, the highest monthly figure ever. The previous high was $223 billion a year ago, in February 2011.

It is the 41st straight month the government has run a deficit — itself a record streak that dates back to the final months of President George W. Bush’s tenure. Before now, the longest streak on record was 11 months.

For all of fiscal year 2012, which began Oct. 1, the budget analysts said the government has raised $869 billion in revenue but spent $1.5 trillion so far.

After ripping on Rush Limbaugh, Axelrod planning appearance on Bill Maher’s show

Liberal hypocrisy at it's finest.
David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior campaign strategist, is scheduled to appear on Bill Maher's late-night talk show within the next few weeks, according to Kelley Carville, an HBO spokesman.

As the controversy over Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke continued, a former Obama White House official today joined Republicans in pointing out that Maher, who recently donated $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC, has a history of his misogynistic slurs…

“Palin is right to point out that Bill Maher has said some pretty disgusting things about women, comedian or not. they are rush like,” Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of President Obama’s Council on Economic Advisors, and currently a professor at the University of Chicago, tweeted…

In a conference call with reporters today, Axelrod invoked Limbaugh on several occasions.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Wednesday Funny

Tea Party Claims First Scalp

One down...
Perhaps, the biggest news of the night is outside the confines of the presidential election. In OH-2, Representative Jean Schmidt was defeated in a stunning upset by conservative challenger Brad Wenstrup. She is the first of those who voted for the debt ceiling deal to go down in a primary. This should encourage us to focus our attention on congressional races in the coming weeks. There are primaries in Alabama and Mississippi next week. Several weak incumbents, such as Jo Bonner, Spencer Bachus, and Steve Palazzo, have primary challengers. I’m especially interested in Bachus’s seat. Let the house cleaning begin. We should not leave any stone unturned.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Wisconsin Voters Now Oppose Walker Recall By 11-Point Margin

Appears that several million union dollars are down the toilet, good.
Fifty-four percent of Wisconsinites oppose the recall of Gov. Scott Walker, according to the most recent polling data from Rasmussen Reports. In a phone survey of 500 likely voters, Rasmussen also said 52% at least somewhat approve of Walker’s job performance to date, while 46% at least somewhat disapprove. The findings include 40% who strongly approve and 40% who strongly disapprove. By party, the poll revealed that 78% of Republican voters strongly approve of Walker’s performance and 73% of Democrats strongly disapprove.

Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 58% at least somewhat approve of Walker’s performance, including 36% who strongly approve. Forty-three percent say they would vote to recall Walker and remove him from office, but 54% would vote against recall; 80% of the state’s Democratic voters would vote to remove Walker, but 89% of Republicans and 58% of unaffiliated voters would oppose that recall.

Tuesday Funny

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Carbonite Hypocrites

You no doubt have heard the super socially conscious folks at "Carbonite" recently cancelled their advertising on Rush Limbaughs radio program because of his characterization of Sandra Fluke as a "slut" due to the fact she wants the federal government (you and me) to pay for her rather promiscuous lifestyle ($1000.00/yr).

Well as it turns out MSNBC's Ed Schultz did the same thing to Laura Ingraham and this time without cause: …and what do the Republicans thinking about?” Schultz said. “They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut….

Well, the the wonderful folks at Carbonite never said a word let alone pulled their advertising. The hypocrisy is so blatant it's astounding. My suggestion would be to let "Carbonite" know what you think of them by pulling your hard earned dollars from their coffers, cancel your account.

Here's a good alternative: Mozy Computer backup

We’ll mock Jesus but not Mohammed, says BBC boss

The head of the BBC, Mark Thompson, has admitted that the broadcaster would never mock Mohammed like it mocks Jesus.

He justified the astonishing admission of religious bias by suggesting that mocking Mohammed might have the “emotional force” of “grotesque child pornography”.

But Jesus is fair game because, he said, Christianity has broad shoulders and fewer ties to ethnicity.

Bias...

Mr Thompson says the BBC would never have broadcast Jerry Springer The Opera – a controversial musical that mocked Jesus – if its target had been Mohammed.

He made the remarks in an interview for a research project at the University of Oxford.

Mr Thompson said: “The point is that for a Muslim, a depiction, particularly a comic or demeaning depiction, of the Prophet Mohammed might have the emotional force of a piece of grotesque child pornography.”
In other words Muslims will kill us for it, Christians will not. What a disingenuous chickensh!t.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Sunday Funny

Thanks RR.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Youcef Nadarkhani Executed: Christian Pastor Hanged in Iran for Being Christian UPDATE: Maybe

There's a special place in heaven for him and a horrific place in hell reserved for all those responsible.
Youcef Nadarkhani has been executed in Iran. He is the Christian pastor who has been imprisoned and found guilty by the courts in Iran of being a Christian. Now he’s been executed in spite of international appeals to spare his life. He was hanged today.

Youcef Nadarkhani was arrested in 2009 for being a Christian in a muslim country – specifically Iran. The 34-year-old father and husband was charged with refusing to convert to Islam. He was given the opportunity to renounce his Christian religion and refused, resulting is his condemnation and sentence to death by hanging.

There is breaking news that he has been put to death by hanging because of his refusal to renounce his Christian religion and acceptance of islam.

Richard Lugar: U.S. Senator Defends His Indiana Residency

Lugar needs to go, he's the quintessential example of a RINO.
Tea Party groups in Indiana have made him their No. 1 target, saying the silver-hailed senator has strayed from Republican principles too many times.

They are backing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, creating Lugar's first Republican primary challenge since he took office.

Another complication: Lugar's startling revelation that he sold his home in Indianapolis and bought one outside Washington shortly after winning his first election to the Senate three decades ago.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Abound Solar Got $400M Fed Loan Despite Low Rating

What's the big deal, it's Obama's money, oh wait....
A month before Abound Solar announced it would be laying off nearly half its workforce, Congressional Republicans alerted the U.S. Department of Energy that they had questions about the decision to loan the Colorado firm $400 million.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu to explain how the solar panel manufacturer had qualified for the loan after the ratings firm Fitch had determined the company would make a "highly speculative" investment. Energy officials maintain hope that Abound will find its way in a tough solar energy market. "While the challenges facing solar manufacturers have been widely reported," said LaVera, "we continue to believe that supporting innovative companies like this is important to ensuring our nation has the ability to compete for the clean energy jobs of tomorrow."

Woman called 'slut' by Limbaugh is 'stunned, outraged'

The truth stings.
The ongoing debate over birth control took a particularly nasty turn recently when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” for speaking out about the issue.

Fluke, a birth control activist, spoke with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about Limbaugh’s comments and the failure of a GOP-sponsored amendment that would have allowed employers at religious institutions to opt out of providing contraception in health plans.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Arizona Sheriff: Obama Birth Certificate Forged

Sheriff Arpaio presents results of volunteer "cold-case posse" investigation.

VIDEO HERE.

More HERE.

You gotta love this guy.

Afghan Troops Again Turn Guns on U.S.

May be time for another apology.
CBS News) KABUL - Two U.S. troops have (sic) were shot dead by three Afghan gunmen Thursday at their base in the southern Kandahar province, and two of the three shooters were Afghan National Army soldiers - another blow to a U.S. strategy pinned on direct partnership with Afghan forces.

The two Afghan troops who opened fire were killed by U.S. troops, and a third shooter, a teacher at the joint U.S.-Afghan base, was wounded.