Bludgeoned, Bloodied, and Bowed

Bill Garvin BB&B

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister

Now that the government shutdown and world threatening crisis has temporarily ended, it’s time to take stock of what we have learned. First, if a president refuses to negotiate, refuses to make any concession, refuses to enact legislation that would protect the most vulnerable among us, it is principled. However, if the opposition offers compromise after compromise and concession after concession, they are obstructionists and the moral equivalent of al Qaeda and the Taliban.

When Republicans offer to fully fund the government in exchange for delaying the individual mandate of Obamacare for one year, they are at best anarchists and at worst racists. Ignore the fact that every poll shows the majority of Americans do not approve of Obamacare. Ignore the fact that Kathleen Sebelius and Health and Human Services spent three years and over $500 million to build a website that doesn’t work. Ignore the fact that seventy percent of Americans were happy with their health insurance. Ignore the fact that the president said we would have an average decrease in premium costs of $2,500 per year but we are facing continued increases in both premiums and deductibles with fewer options. Ignore the fact that the president said we could keep our doctors but that is not true for millions of Americans. Ignore the fact that the president unilaterally changes the law by carving out special treatment for his cronies and supporters. Ignore the fact that Congress does not have to live under the law they are imposing on others.
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Vladimir Obama: Redskins Should Change Name

In another stunning display of unnecessary divisiveness, our imperial leader has proclaimed that since there are now enough people offended by the name “Redskins”, team ownership should consider changing it.

This, from an article appearing today on the Associated Press website:

President Barack Obama says he would “think about changing” the Washington Redskins’ name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word that many consider offensive to Native Americans.

Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names such as the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while fans get attached to the names, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.

“I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things,” he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday.

Hat tip: The Drudge Report

Gene’s Nickle: Time for Ice Cream

12 November, 2012

In order to assuage my near desolation brought on by the election, I decided to purchase a carton of Butter Brickle ice cream.  As I was checking out, the cashier bemoaned the fact that the hands on the clock had seemed to stop.

I have a reputation, rightly deserved, for enjoying teasing.  So in my best faux-empathy voice, I said, “Wow, you will be here allllll night.”

Her shoulders sagged, and the practiced professional smile evaporated.  The customer behind me was unloading her cart but came to the cashier’s defense and said something about me being mean.  Now it was two against one.   SWEET!
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Lying Bastards!

I don’t know about you, but I am at my wits end trying to figure out why the mainstream media won’t cover the Benghazi killings!

We have an Ambassador of the United States come under siege and our fearless leader in the White House does nothing? After the fact, no one in the mainstream media seemed interested in what happened and it continues today. Why?

We are watching the United States of America become a laughing stock throughout the world. It’s because our so-called, national media is coddling a Commander in Chief who is nothing but!

Polls, Polls and More Polls

Poll watching is a major past-time amongst the lamestream media. Up until a few weeks ago, most national pollsters (Rasmussen being the main exception, as I’ll explain in a bit) based their polling on “registered” voters, the largest potential population of voters. What is more telling, however, is the population of “likely” voters. These voters have shown a pattern of participating in the majority of past elections, including primaries. Rasmussen has consistently polled likely voters. Gallup, on the other hand, has been promoting polls of registered voters up until a few weeks ago. They’ve recently shifted to likely voters.

Here are Rasmussen’s polling results, which are based on a three-day, rolling average.

On the other hand, here are Gallup’s results for registered voters, which we’ve been seeing over the last several months.
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Valerie Jarrett Ties to OPEC-Funded Islamic Plot?

Gary Jackson is on the story:

Let me start out by saying that I hate conspiracy theories. Usually the correct answer to a difficult problem or situation isn’t something elaborate, or sinister, it’s usually quite simple. But the fact is, once you know the players here, you’ll see it is pretty simple, if not just a little sinister.

Most of our readers will have heard all of these names before, quite often in fact. Most know at least part of these people’s history, and know of their ties to Obama.

We all know who Valerie Jarrett is, she’s Obama’s “brain” if you will and a Marxist. She was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1956, where her father [a physician of great renown] ran a children’s hospital. She has deep ties to murdering domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn.

Please read the whole thing. He provides substantive links to the entire story.

Why does this not surprise me?

Obama Responds to OPSEC Video

Earlier this week, I posted the new OPSEC video, Dishonorable Disclosures, on this blog. At the time I posted it, the number of views was 304 on YouTube. It’s now nearing 1 million views, so I guess the Obama campaign noticed.

They decided to trot out none other than John Kerry to refute the charges made in the video via email:

Friend –

It’s easy to look at the attacks, smears, and lies being told about President Obama and his record and say, “Come on, that’s ridiculous. No one could possibly believe that.”

Trust me: You and I learned the hard way eight years ago this August that in the new world we’re living in — one with 24-hour news cycles, the internet, blogs, the echo chamber, and now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money machine — even completely baseless attacks can stick if people don’t call them out quickly enough. No matter how self-evidently false the attacks are, or how disreputable the people telling them may be, there’s no attack that can’t take hold.
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