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Selected News For The Week May 5 – May 11

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    This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 4th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

    10 Responses to “Selected News For The Week May 5 – May 11”

    1. Anonymoose says:


      “I’m not sure. What stands out from the composite story isn’t that Obama amalgamated characters, it’s that the press hadn’t noticed until now. As with the dog story, this confirms the suspicion that the mainstream media gave Obama a free pass in 2008 and declined to check too deeply into his background. Even The Atlantic’s Graham admits that he’s never read Dreams From My Father, and neither, it would seem, has anyone else in the press corps”

      And that exactly is the problem. So anxious was the press to get the First Black President(tm) into office that anything questionable or uncertain about him was ignored or swept under the rug. What is revealing is as the author notes not the “dish factor” that Obama ate a dog or he composited a bunch of girlfriends no one’s ever seen or heard about, but what it shows in his character.

      I was taking from it he had a “story” to tell that overrode the simple truth. The grilfriends didn’t say or do what he wanted to narrate his fable, so he made a story that worked for him. But also, as has been pointed out by the few in the press who did speak up–this book was written was a nobody. Who would care about his struggles with racism and his father issues when no one outside of Illinois knew his name?

      Some say it was deliberate, to give him a track record and history for when the strings were pulled to make him famous, but I think it’s more the disturbing view of someone writing a hagiography about himself at a point where he really hadn’t done much with his life.

    2. mr_bill says:

      Wind Farms Linked to Local Climate Change

      Wind power, one the oldest and most established forms of alternative energy, might not be as green as we thought. A new study in the US has linked wind farms to local temperature rises of over 0.7°C—enough to change local weather and climate.

      The study, published in Nature Climate Change (http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate1505.html), analyzed temperature changes around large wind farms in Texas, over the period from 2003 to 2011. The researchers found that temperatures around the farms increased by 0.72°C per decade. Writing in the journal, the researchers explain:

      Haven’t the climate alarmists been telling us that they are worried about a 0.7C degree rise over the last century?

      “We attribute this warming primarily to wind farms… These changes, if spatially large enough, may have noticeable impacts on local to regional weather and climate.”

      I didn’t see this in any major news outlet. Gizmodo is a tech blog. I wonder why the Green Police aren’t up in arms about this study? Could it be that their Glowbull Warming hoax is all about control and not about supposed AGW?

      To borrow some arguments that the left likes to embrace, they cause climate change and kill hundreds of birds each year, including condors and Bald Eagles. One would expect the Sierra Club and an army of grungy professional protesters to gather to waive signs and shout at the purveyors of these menacing blights on our nation, yet none of these groups seems to have taken any notice of these facts.


    3. River0 says:

      The re-Elect Obama Campaign has produced the most honest and alarming statement of Democrat Party goals ever seen in America. It’s called ‘Julia’ , and it’s a cartoon that illustrates how complete totalitarian power metastasizes to take over our lives.

      ‘Julia’: Cradle to grave under Obama rule
      Real Clear Politics
      by: Rich Lowry
      Friday, May 4, 2012

      ‘Julia’: Cradle to grave under Obama rule
      The Obama campaign’s “Life of Julia” video provides a window into the president’s warped worldview — one in which everything good that happens in America is made possible by a federal program. Photo Credit:Obama for America
      In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is “The Life of Julia,” the Obama reelection team’s cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. …

      The Obama campaign revives the concept of “cradle to grave” as it highlights Obama-supported programs that take care of Julia from age 3 to her retirement at age 67.

      Julia begins her interaction with the welfare state as a little tot through the pre-kindergarten program Head Start. She then proceeds through all of life’s important phases, not Shakespeare’s progression from “mewling and puking” infant to “second childishness and mere oblivion,” but the Health and Human Services and Education Departments version: a Pell grant (age 18), surgery on insurance coverage guaranteed by Obamacare (22), a job where she can sue her employers for more pay thanks to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (23), free contraception (27), a Small Business Administration loan (42) and, finally, Medicare (65) and Social Security (67)……

      Read more: http://times247.com/articles/julia-shows-obama-s-goal-of-dependence-on-government#ixzz1u3eqaw00

      Link to ‘Julia’: http://www.barackobama.com/life-of-julia

      • canary says:

        Since the site and cartoon is paid for by Obama I didn’t want to click and get cooties.

        So, since it’s Obama’s cartoon he may get $ money when it the schools adopt it for all ages in school.
        Adding series such as Julia get’s an abortion, Julia get’s a sex change. etc

      • untrainable says:

        So Obama thinks he’s going to be president till Julia retires? Or is it just that he thinks no republican will ever be elected again? What a dire view of the future.

      • yadayada says:

        wow! under o’bama julia will have to wait until she’s 32 to get pregnant. I guess it makes sense. as a culture we should always seek the wisdom of our elders. under o’bama, there won’t be any. if you’re 65 when your first grandchild is born, there ain’t much time for grandparenting left.

        though I do like the subliminal message at the bottom of the screen at the end. after you’ve seen and experienced the gag worthy presentation there is a big yellow box that says,
        “click here if you want to start over”
        too bad there wasn’t one of those after the 2008 election.

    4. Anonymoose says:


      “Education Secretary Arne Duncan, in a television interview Monday morning, said unequivocally that he supports gay marriage. Asked if he thinks gay couples should be able to legally marry, he said: “Yes, I do.”

      The statement comes a day after an interview aired in which Vice President Biden said he’s “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex couples having the same rights as others.”

      Expect more of this as it gets closer to election time; not just gay marriage but also marijuana and anything else to either get a wedge vote or split up independents. Duncan, btw, is another product of Chicago, the former “CEO” of the public schools under Richard Daley. More on him here:


    5. BillK says:

      Democrats announce they will withhold funding to states with self-defense laws.

      From the Washington Times:

      House to vote on Trayvon amendment

      By Stephen Dinan

      House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.

      The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House’s debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.

      “‘Shoot-first’ laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money shouldn’t be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people,” said Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the two Democrats who are offering the legislation. “This is no different than withholding transportation funds from states that don’t enforce seat-belt laws.”


      Cost lives? I don’t suppose there’s any record of lives saved, or of how many of those lives that were “cost” resulted in charges – because you know, those people weren’t defending their lives?

      Funny how Democrats know criminals are their voter base and always want to defend them at the cost of regular citizens.

    6. Rusty Shackleford says:

      “In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted.”

      Ummm, do you see the hole in your logic there?

      When a person is defending them-self, it is absolutely appropriate to KILL the bastard that is going to do you harm or worse. Why have laws that protect criminals? It’s not civil to allow dangerous thugs who have no better life skills than to abscond with the property of others, to continue to run around.

      The person protecting them-self has every right to do so. Now, take Tray-von, yo. Let’s say Zimmerman was beating the crap out of him and the bro grabbed his gat and capped his honky white-hispanic azz. Gnomesayn? Now that’s righteous…that’s the shizzle in ma dizzle, yo. I mean like, whatevah, yo. But dat sh*t don’t fly when it be da udda way ‘roun’ cuz deys all crazy fo’ gettin’ the bruthas in nem shackles. Word.

      See what I did there? For the uninitiated, it’s ok for a black guy to shoot a white dude who’s all up in his stuff but not the other way around because that would clearly be racist and bigoted and discriminatory. Blacks must be allowed to go about their business and do as they please because they have been oppressed and kept down for all these centuries by the white people. It’s “their turn” you see to express their authority and power over others, the way they see (or have been taught) that the white people have been doing since the world began.

      Of course, one could just simply say, it’s all a load of crap. But there are all those activists in government now who have to make it fair and show how much they care by ruining it for the rest of time.

      • untrainable says:

        The whole concept of a “Protected Class” is immoral on it’s face. Why should one class be any more protected than any other. The problem with this mentality is that if one class is protected more than another, then another class is being protected less. Equal protection under the law no longer applies. Justice is no longer blind. At this juncture, the only people who aren’t members of a protected class are white heterosexual men. I guess we’re just supposed to protect ourselves. Now they’re trying, via legislation, to prevent us from even doing that!

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