Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Poltical Ads

What’s New Today
Story #1 tells looks at the Zimmerman file and finds it lacking anything to support murder.  #2 and #3 are political ads.  #2 is an interesting one from the Catholic faith with great music and visuals.  #3 is one for young people.  It doesn’t tell anyone to do anything by to join the conversation.  #4 explains why you can’t compromise with a liberal  Since what they want is more, you have to give them more our you are an extremist.  #5 is an interesting look inside a classroom in North Carolina.  The teacher is a bully with her students but her students fight back. 
Today’s Thoughts

Heard a great comment today about the green movement and the many who see the USA as the worst combination in the world, Progress and Freedom.  Here’s the comment, today’s green movement is Himmler in a green shirt.  

Robert Reich told a graduating class the truth, “You’re F#*%ed.”  Time for some new hope and a change in November. 

Is President Obama patriotic?  Is it patriotic to promise to fundamentally change America?  If you find a bit of an enigma in that, it probably because it is confusing since patriotism is love of your country.  If you love it, why do you want to fundamentally change it? 

It seems 64% of the voters would prefer fewer government service and lower taxes than prefer more government services and higher taxes.  This will come as a shock to President Obama. 

1. The Zimmerman File

The most damning part of the 183-page document dump released by the prosecution yesterday in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is the eyewitness the media would rather you never hear from.

The eyewitness did not see the beginning of the fight, but had a clear view of it when he heard George Zimmerman crying for help and went to his door. He saw George Zimmerman on his back on the ground. Trayvon Martin, according to the eyewitness, was sitting on Zimmerman’s chest, raining down blows from a mount position, “MMA style.” From the investigator’s description of a witness statement on page 38 of the discovery documentation…

This doesn’t reinforce the narrative put forward by many in the news and the agitators like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.  What it appears we have is a tragedy, but not murder.  

2. Test of Fire--A Catholic Ad for 2012

Great visuals and music. 

3. Crossroad Generation—A nonpartisan partisan ad

This is an interesting ad.  It only calls for the younger generation to join the discussion, but the problems it lays out aren’t good for Obama and the Democrats. 

4. Compromising with Liberals

I forced myself to watch Bill Maher this Friday as I was trying to chart out this column. Thankfully I hadn’t just eaten. 

It was sickening to listen as cerebral dwarves Maher and some not-so-bright jackass from the fascist rag The Nation talked about how Republicans and the Tea Party are evil and the cause of all our economic problems while Rhodes Scholar and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J. sat there smirking like a broken Muppet. The world in which progressives live makes the world J.K. Rowling created for Harry Potter seem normal. 

And it wasn’t just the economy conservatives had wrecked. This august panel also blamed conservatives and the Tea Party for what they determined was the rebirth of racism in this country. More than that, they believe racism is worse now that at any time in recent history. The evidence of this, as is often the case with progressives, is their say-so. There’s nothing like being lectured by three wealthy white progressives about the plight of minorities in the world….

…. Progressives’ goal is to raise taxes, spend more, grow government and make an ever-growing number of people dependent on government services, so those people will vote continually to keep them in power. Conservatives, though not necessarily Republicans, seek to bind the government to the Constitution, that pesky document that progressives all too often treat as a small speed bump on their way to their tyrannical Utopia.

Conservatives want less government involvement in people’s lives, smaller, constitutionally limited government and lower taxes for everyone. When two sides are pitted against one another, one side wanting higher taxes and more spending while the other wants lower taxes, or at least no increase, and less spending (or even just a decrease in the rate of increase) how do they compromise? Where is the middle ground? 

It’s always the side that wants a bigger, more intrusive, ever-expanding government who wins in that compromise, no matter how much “compromise” there is, because they get more. And the goal is always “more.”….

It’s no wonder the left see the right as unwilling to compromise.  It doesn’t register to them that compromise could actually involve moving toward the Conservatives position.  If the democrats want to increase spending by $500 billion and the Republicans want  decrease it by $500 billion to the Democrats increasing spending by $100 billion is a huge move on their part even though it requires Republicans to move by $600 billion and violate their principles.  

5.  Social Studies Teacher jumps all over students not buying her anti-Romney line

 …The kerfuffle started after one student asked a question about the teacher’s  “fact of the day” that said Romney was a bully back in high school. A student asked:

“Didn’t Obama bully somebody, though?”

The teacher started to get angry and said:

“Not to my knowledge.”

A couple of students relayed the story about Obama admitting that he bullied someone when he was younger. And that seemed to light the fuse on his teacher’s anger. A couple of the students exchanged words with the angry teacher.

“Stop! Stop! Because there’s no comparison. He’s running for president. Obama is the president.”

As one student attempted to argue for a fair, two-sided debate on the history of the candidates, he was shouted down and talked over by the teacher. She continued:

“You got to realize, this man is wanting to be what Obama is. There’s no comparison.”

Once again, the students pressed for equal discussion of the histories of both men, with one saying:

“If you’re gonna talk trash about one side, you gotta talk trash about the other.”

The teacher just seemed to dig her heels in deeper and press her defense of Obama telling the defiant teen:

“You will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.”

Again the student persisted and invoked his First Amendment right.

“I’ll say what I want.”

The still unidentified teacher read the student her rules…her Obama rules.

“Not about him, you won’t!”

The back and forth continued and the most strident of the two students reminded his teacher that President Bush was constantly treated to negative statements about him while he was in office:

“Whenever Bush was president, everybody talked sh-t about him.”

To which the teacher responded:

“Because he was sh-tty.”

The social studies educator went on for a full minute with more ranting, saying that people were arrested for saying derogatory things about President Bush. The student correctly reminded the teacher that opinions are protected, but you cannot be arrested unless you threaten the president.

Our research has not turned up a single case of anyone in America being arrested for speaking ill of former President Bush….

They got all of this on tape and the students sounds a lot more mature than the teacher.  I recommend you listen to it.  Technology today is bilging a lot of people in positions of authority. 

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