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Had to REALLY search to find this on the MSNBC site…curious.

Posted by Liberty on April 8, 2009

Orbusmax had this one up today.

MSNBC Poll of 1.8 million:  Obama earns “F”

This article comes to us courtesy of WorldNet Daily.  Apparently the results aren’t really in line with the MSNBC agenda so they’re not making a big deal of it.  I searched for it using the search box at the top of the MSNBC home page and didn’t find it.  When I searched on Google (which, incidentally, significantly increased my carbon footprint) several blog posts came up first but I actually did find the MSNBC poll page.  If you’d like to vote, click here.

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Senator Debbie Stabenow favors silencing Conservative dissent…because she knows liberalism is an inferior philosophy and it can not withstand scrutiny

Posted by Liberty on February 6, 2009

Sen. Stabenow wants hearings on radio ‘accountability’; talks fairness doctrine

Michael Calderone’s Blog on The Politico has a brief summary of Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow’s conversation on Bill Press’s radio show.  Press asks Senator Stabenow if it is time to bring back the Fairness Doctrine.  Here is her response:

“I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.”

I was under the impression that Senators take some kind of oath about protecting the Constitution.  This woman clearly has no understanding of the real intent of the First Amendment.  It specifically protects political speech, even political speech that the Democratic majority finds offensive.  The Fairness Doctrine was morally wrong and unconstitutional when it was first imposed and it would be morally wrong and unconstitutional today.  The ability to speak freely in the arena of political debate is fundamental to America.  American political writers like Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams fueled the Revolution by informing and energizing the masses.  Today, Conservatives count on Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingram and others on talk radio to perform the same Constitutionally-protected function.

I have always found it interesting that liberals that push for the Fairness Doctrine only target talk radio, which is largely Conservative.  Senator Stabenow, will your “standards” and “accountability” version of the Fairness Doctrine also apply to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, The Seattle Times and other newspapers?  What about Time, People, US Weekly, Newsweek, Vanity Fair…do I need to go on?  What about network news on ABC, NBC, CBS?  Where in the hell is the fairness on those networks?  How about cable news on CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, etc?  Are you going to require the Daily Kos to also publish Ann Coulter?  Mark Steyn on Huffington Post?  Don’t you see the hypocrisy in targeting only one type of media…the one type of media that is known for political views that you don’t like? 

Michael Calderone also points out one tiny little conflict of interest that Senator Stabenow has on this subject.  Stabenow is the wife of Tom Athans, who is a liberal talk radio executive.  Liberal talk radio is a colossal failure–perhaps Stabenow is still a little bitter.  Oh, and didn’t Hillary Clinton talk at some point during the Bush administration about how dissent and disagreement is patriotic?  Don’t be unpatriotic, Senator Stabenow!

Even intellectually honest liberals should admit that granting the government the right to shut down political dissent is a dangerous thing.  If you’d like to contact Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, her direct phone number is 202-224-4822.  E-mail at http://stabenow.senate.gov/.

Unfortunately, she’s not the only Senator with censorship on her agenda.  The main Senate switchboard number is 202-224-3121.  The main House switchboard number is 202-225-3121.

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We’re all excited about the first African-American…RNC chair?

Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009

I’ve been hearing joyful news-bites this morning about Eric Holder’s confirmation as the first African-American Attorney General.  It reminded me of something good that happened on Friday that didn’t get much play in the MSM.  Michael Steele was voted in as the new chair of the Republican National Committee.  And yes, he is an African-American.  That said, it is my opinion that the substance of a person is so much more important than style.  Character, principles and the capacity to lead are the criteria by which we should choose our leaders, not race and general “coolness.”

Michael Steele possesses the qualifications and the vision to lead the GOP back to the top.  He understands the importance of articulating a clear message of Conservatism.  Check out the RNC website for his “Blueprint for Tomorrow.”  That’s our guiding plan, guys.   He stresses the importance of leading with integrity, clearly defining the difference between Republicans and Democrats and upgrading our strategies to compete in the modern political arena.  I have to tell you, I’m optimistic about Michael Steele.  I have every hope that he will be a leader for Conservatives, not just party hacks.

Blueprint for Tomorrow

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An Obama appointee with integrity–she’s withdrawing!

Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009

Performance Czar Killefer Withdraws Candidacy

I’m experiencing that feeling of deja vu this morning.  Yet another Obama appointee has tax issues!  Wow!  Let me predict what is going to be said about performance czarina Nancy Killefer’s tax problem.  “It was an honest mistake.”  Or perhaps, “She had a little glitch with her Turbo Tax.” 

“Ms. Killefer, 55 years old, failed to pay employment taxes on household help for a year and a half, the Associated Press reported. In 2005, the AP said, the District of Columbia filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay the unemployment compensation tax. The error was resolved five months later.”

Oh…the old employment taxes on the household help.  Well, we’ve all had that problem, right?  I couldn’t find the box on the 1040 for that one, either.

As it turns out, though, silly excuses probably won’t be necessary.  Nancy Killefer is withdrawing her candidacy, saying that she doesn’t want her tax problems to be a distraction for the new administration.  There goes the only Obama appointee [so far] who possessed an ounce of shame.  Tom?  Tim?  What about you guys?

Oh, and one more thing.  How badly would the MSM be savaging tax-challenged appointees to a Republican administration?

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Will Obama voters notice the hypocrisy here?

Posted by Liberty on February 3, 2009

Obama is forced to bend firm rule on hiring ex-lobbyists

Remember hearing Obama bashing lobbyists out on the campaign trail?  He used to say that he didn’t take their money and would not provide them with positions in his administration.  He used to accuse lobbyists of being part of the problem with how business works in Washington D.C.  He even went so far as to publicly make a rule against lobbyists in his administration. 

And now, the bait and switch has been done all over again.  Notice the use of the word “forced.”  The A.P. headline writer has made a subtle effort to absolve Obama of responsibility.  What I have to wonder is this:  how will this play with the Hope-n-changer’s?  Will they even notice that Obama is now governing against his own campaign rhetoric?

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Say bye bye to Blago

Posted by Liberty on January 29, 2009

Prosecutor: ‘pattern of abuse’ by Ill. governor

“The prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he’s proven ‘a pattern of abuse of power.’In his closing argument Thursday, prosecutor David Ellis said the evidence shows Blagojevich knew his conduct was improper.”

It looks like Blago’s goose is just about cooked.  I do have to give Blago credit for believing in himself–he’s been off on a media blitz this week, all the while proclaiming his innocence.  And this despite the tapes that the prosecutor has been playing for the jury.  You know the tapes…the ones you’ve heard on the news that clearly feature him talking about seeking favors or money for the messiah’s Senate seat.  Blago is either shamelessly dishonest or totally off his rocker.  Or both. 

Oh, and I do have to give the AP credit.  They actually mentioned in this article that Blago is a Democrat.  Oh, really?  Hmm…I had no idea.  Of course, if the story were about a corrupt Republican, they would have put the word, “Republican” in the headline and 15 times throughout the article also.  Oh well.  Progress is progress.

Embattled Blagojevich arrives at Capitol

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The tolerant, open-minded Left attacks Rush Limbaugh

Posted by Liberty on January 28, 2009

Democrats Start Petition Against Rush Limbaugh

What is constitutionally protected free speech?  If you’re a liberal, it means calling former President George W. Bush “Hitler”…or worse.  It means calling Sarah Palin a “bimbo”…or worse.  It is wearing a t-shirt that says “Bong Hits for Jesus.”  It is pseudo art exhibits like crucifixes suspended in jars of urine or throwing shoes covered in red paint at a giant picture of former President Bush.  Free speech is for Jon Stewart, Al Franken, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann…not for Rush Limbaugh.  Free speech is for the Dixie Chicks and every Hollywood twit who has yet to figure out that nobody cares what they think…just so long as they look pretty.  And saying anything negative about the messiah, Barack Obama?  That is crossing the line!

“If you had any questions remaining about the war liberals have launched to end conservative talk radio they should be answered by a petition the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee began ‘to show Rush Limbaugh and all of the Republicans what they’re up against if they start attacking President Obama.'”

That’s right…the tolerant, open-minded, free speech crusaders who will defend damn near anything [as long as it is offensive, crude and anti-Republican] are gunning for Rush Limbaugh.  Rush had the audacity to say that he hopes Obama fails.  And I agree with him.  Obama’s policies are counter to the principles that America was founded upon and will have disastrous effects upon our economy and our society as a whole.  Rush has the right to say things like this just as we all do. 

But the Left aren’t content to just live and let live as far as free speech is concerned.  They are going to be pushing hard for the Fairness Doctrine because they want to shut Rush down.  The Fairness Doctrine won’t apply to print media, network tv news, cable tv news or any of the other places that the Left dominates our culture.  It will just muzzle Conservative talk radio.  That’s fair, right?  Of course it’s not fair and the liberal hypocrites know it…they just lack the intellectual honesty to admit it.

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Welcome to the Obama era…pass the scotch, please

Posted by Liberty on January 20, 2009

Yay!  A terrible downer of a speech that told us how awful life in America is.  An incomprehensible poem of pure drivel.  A blatantly racist benediction.  And the MSM going on and on about what a great day it was.  It’s going to be a long four years…

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Obama’s approval rating…hmm, how come no pollsters ever call my house?

Posted by Liberty on January 19, 2009

Inauguration: Obama approval rating high

That link will take you to a little blurb in today’s Seattle P-I where they claim that Obama’s approval rating is approximately 76%.  I don’t know why it even grabbed my attention anymore but I saw it and just laughed out loud.  I guess if we’ve elected him President of the United States–unarguably the most powerful position on the planet–based on absolutely no genuine accomplishments and an amorphous agenda of liberalism disguised as a good kind of change, then what the heck!  100% approval rating!  Excellent!  Outstanding!  He’ll probably win 100% of the re-election vote in 4 years, too.

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Did you catch ABC’s “Ugly Americans?”

Posted by Liberty on January 10, 2009

I didn’t watch this show but did see the promo for it the other day.  ABC apparently is running some kind of a hidden camera show and they had a segment featuring an “American” couple in Paris.  The promo showed them gasping that the Eiffel tower was almost just like that tower they have in Las Vegas [but not as big], wearing matching George Bush t-shirts and generally being noisy and offensive to the suave, sophisticated Europeans.  When I read up on the show online, my suspicions were confirmed–this supposedly entertaining little segment was yet another George Bush smear from the main stream media.  The Left is relentless–even with their chosen one in office, they are still hard at work bashing Conservatives, Republicans and George Bush. 

ABC’s ‘Ugly Americans’: Obnoxious George Bush Supporters

“These actors went out of their way to be literally as obnoxious as possible. The ‘wife’ was ridiculously rambunctious at every turn, and the ‘husband’ began singing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ when their boat left its dock, and actually shouted ‘George Bush!’(why??) when posing for snapshots. Yeah, sure sounds like a  ‘typical’ American to me.

The kicker of the segment was when the ‘couple’ stopped by a local café. After bewildering the other patrons with their ridiculous antics, commentator John Quiñones offers the kicker (on part 2 of the segment, at approx. -04:39 on the video): 

QUIÑONES: Apparently not everyone’s amused by our couple’s t-shirts — or their politics. This woman is German.

GERMAN WOMAN: This is nearly as if I had a t-shirt: ‘I Like Hitler,’ you know?”

ABC’s not-so-subtle message:  George Bush = Hitler. 

ABC’s pathetically transparent agenda brings to mind something that Rush was talking about this week.  He made the point that the Left owns the popular culture in America.  Astute Conservatives may be highly attuned to spotting the biases in everything from commercials to news broadcasts but not everyone examines the world at large with a political magnifying glass.  The casual media consumer is inundated with Left-wing bias.  My question is, how do Conservatives counter it?

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Baltimore mayor indicted–guess which party?

Posted by Liberty on January 9, 2009

On the way home from the grocery store this afternoon, I heard a quick blip on the indictment of Baltimore mayor, Sheila Dixon.  Because the newscaster did not mention a political party in connection with Dixon, I deduced that she must be a Democrat and made a mental note to check it out when I got home.  Of course, my supposition was correct.  Sheila Dixon is a Democrat and she has been indicted on 12 counts resulting from a corruption investigation.  The radio station I was listening to carries ABC news but they weren’t the only ones leaving the word “Democrat” out of the broadcast.  According to Newsbusters, CNN anchor Kyra Phillips failed to identify Dixon as a Democrat…inadvertently, I’m sure.

CNN Omits Democratic Party Affiliation of Indicted Baltimore Mayor

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Stop the presses! The New York Times got it wrong

Posted by Liberty on December 23, 2008

From Newsbusters:

New York Times Blames Housing and Financial Crisis on Bush

The New York Times published a story the other day blaming the mortgage market crisis solely on President George W. Bush.  I clicked on the headline, skimmed the first page of the article [it was six pages long], determined it was as biased and inaccurate as the New York Times generally is and moved on.  I’ve decided to revisit that article because, for once, The President is defending himself from attack.  Here’s the NYT hit piece:

White House Philosophy Stoked Mortgage Bonfire

“Today, millions of Americans are facing foreclosure, homeownership rates are virtually no higher than when Mr. Bush took office, Fannie and Freddie are in a government conservatorship, and the bailout cost to taxpayers could run in the trillions.”

And here’s a Fox News story about the response from the White House:

 White House Fires Back at Times Over Housing Meltdown Story

“The White House is pushing back hard against a New York Times article that essentially blamed President Bush for the sub-prime mortgage mess and the Wall Street collapse by linking those crises to a policy goal he stated more than six years ago. 

That goal? 

‘We want more people owning their own home,’ as Bush said in December 2003.”

The Times goes on to claim that Bush encouraged sub-prime lending to lower income and minority families as a way to win more voters.  The Times is conveniently ignoring the complicity of Democrats, including Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank.

“…the Times made no mention over the weekend of President Clinton’s aggressive deregulation of the financial services industry, which empowered banks, brokerage firms and insurance companies to engage in some of the very practices — such as credit default swaps — that contributed most to the current fiscal crisis. 

While the Times mentioned that mortgage bankers and brokers donated almost $850,000 to President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, the newspaper omitted the fact that the top three recipients of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and its sister organization Freddie Mac over the last two decades were all Democrats. 

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, head of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; President-elect Barack Obama; and Bush’s 2004 opponent John Kerry all benefited from Fannie and Freddie.”

And, as Noel Sheppard points out in the Newsbusters article:

“housing policies encouraging lax lending standards have existed in this nation since Jimmy Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977. This required financial institutions to make loans to lower-income individuals in the communities they served. Non-compliance with this Act would prevent a bank or savings and loan from being able to expand within the states it was currently in and beyond.”

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Hot Air follow up to AP’s shameless global warming lies

Posted by Liberty on December 17, 2008

Fellow news junkies, remember the AP story from December 14 on global warming by Seth Borenstein?

Obama left with little time to curb global warming

“When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can’t avoid.”

This story has been criticized for it’s blatant bias and factual inaccuracy and finally, that criticism is seeing the light of day.  From Hot Air blog:

Scientists scoff at AP global-warming story

They have a few quotes from actual scientists [note: Al Gore is not a scientist, Mr. Borenstein] debunking this ridiculous article.  Also, from Fox News:

Scientists Call AP Report on Global Warming ‘Hysteria’

“Scientists skeptical of the assertion that climate change is the result of man’s activites are criticizing a recent Associated Press report on global warming, calling it ‘irrational hysteria, ‘horrifically bad’ and ‘incredibly biased.’

They say the report, which was published on Monday, contained sweeping scientific errors and was a one-sided portrayal of a complicated issue.”

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Thank you, NewsBusters for confirming what I already knew

Posted by Liberty on December 11, 2008

MRC/NB’s Graham on Cavuto Discussing Media Dropping the (D) in Blago Coverage

“‘This is a pattern we’ve seen for many years, especially when it comes to scandal. We call it drop the (D). You see stories like this [Blagojevich],’ all the time NewsBusters Senior Editor Tim Graham told FNC’s Neil Cavuto. While some print outlets just bury the Democratic label deep within an article, ‘a lot of times on television we’re not seeing that [the party label] at all. We’ve seen that in the Blagojevich coverage. You could have watched CBS today and not found a single mention,’ that the indicted Illinois Governor is a Democrat, Graham added.”

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