First, all of us at The Rabid Conservative, writers and readers alike would like to express our deepest prayers and expressions of concern to the folks in Oklahoma City that have been affected by the tornadoes this week. May God bless and comfort you during this time as our country stands up to help wherever it can.
That being said, I would like to take this time to deal out some castigation for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI, who decided to use this tragedy as a platform to rail against the GOP regarding so-called global warming. Instead of just simply offering his sympathy and support, this Democrat decided to rant:
“You drag America with you to your fate. So, I want this future: I want a Republican Party that has returned to its senses and is strong and a worthy adversary in a strong America that has done right by its people and the world. That’s what I want. I don’t want this future. I don’t want a Republican Party disgraced, that let its extremists run off the cliff, and an America suffering from grave economic and environmental and diplomatic damage because we failed, because we didn’t wake up and do our duty to our people, and because we didn’t lead the world. I do not want that future. But that’s where we’re headed. So I will keep reaching out and calling out, ever hopeful that you will wake up before it is too late.”
You unbelievable scumbag. While we all have our differences regarding things like the economy. diplomacy abroad as well as domestic matters, talking about the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’, and the like, this is not the time to attack the GOP. Seriously? How dare you dishonor those who died with your political diatribe?
And this thing may not yet be over. This area may still have more of these to deal with, and rather than sounding calls to help those people, you sit in your nice Washington office and gripe at your political opponents while people are asking for aid – saying we’re ‘in this together’:
“So, you may have a question for me. Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we Republicans run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings and disgrace ourselves? I’ll tell you why. We’re stuck in this together. We are stuck in this together. When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together.”
You offend me, sir. These folks don’t need your rants – they need prayers and support. If we are so much “in it together”, then when can we expect that you will arrive in Oklahoma to help the people there?
Yeah, we didn’t think so either.
Today, I have to sit on the phone for a while with the IRS – had a boo boo on my return that needed fixing. No biggie, I’ll just sit here and listen to their elevator music while I write this article, watching the firework plumes get bigger as we see that IRS’ scrutinizing of right-wing groups has been pretty extensive..
And then, there is this story where IRS not only was beating up conservative groups who criticize the government, but also, someone on the inside leaking the National Organization for Marriage’s confidential donor information, specifically, that Mitt Romney’s PAC had donated to NOM.
Churches for years have had this “gag order” where their tax-exempt status would be threatened if they spoke anything remotely political from their pulpits. Now my church has three words for them: bring it on. There’s a growing sentiment that if a church actually gets it’s tax exempt status pulled because of what it preaches, that it will trigger a First Amendment lawsuit under the free exercise clause.
And then, there’s the insanity that’s coming with respect to ObamaCare(less). Turns out, with next year’s return, there will be an additional form – a form that will require the taxpayer to submit information about their Qualifying Health Plan, to ensure that we’re all complying like good little drones. That’s going to really increase the nightmare
Is all this at all surprising? Not really. This is the kind of strong-arm political machinery that has Chicago written all over it – and namely Obama. This is the way that Obama knows to do politics and is the Chicago way. Or do we all think Rahm Emanuel is such a great and up-standing guy?
Well, an hour later and the call just wrapped up, so I will stop writing. The lady asked graciously thanked me for my patience and asked if there is anything more she could do for me. My response, “No, ma’am – I think y’all have plenty of other business and other customers to get to.”
Stay Rabid my Friends..
We’re getting the big story wrong, over and over again.” – Scott Pelley, CBS Anchor
No surprise in those statements, which were delivered to listeners at Quinnipiac University. Sadly, we see Scott Pelley lamenting about how the media just keeps getting things wrong, and yet, if these people would just get back to the basics of journalism, reporting the news, all the news, wherever and however it is, no bias, no nonsense, we would actually have a decent media in this country.
There are the two big reasons in my mind:
1. The Main Stream Media is way too involved in the political machinery of the country. Whether it be left or right wing (and it is really mostly left wing here), journalists aren’t reporting the news; they are working to further a political agenda. This is why we’re not hearing stories about Kermit Gosnell and we’re not seeing huge amounts of motivation to investigate and report on the entire Benghazi thing. But when Todd Akin makes his classic flub concerning “legitimate rape’, one that USA Today has since reported he would take back, the media rips into that like a pack of hungry wolves to a pile of meat.
2. Journalism today is not about reporting the news, it’s about making money through sensationalism and deep investigative analysis, which really just equates to some anchor droning for eight hours during a crisis that requires “continuing coverage”. And yes, all the major news organizations do this, because it’s about viewership. But there are lots of stories to report – thing is, we don’t always see them, particularly the good news. What we see are stories that are meant to grip and hold us to the television for eight hours.
I’m sure there are other reasons, but these two are the biggest. It’s a shame really, because people today are getting away from the major networks and going to the internet, because the journalism field just isn’t what it is. Perhaps, Scott, if journalism was more about getting to the heart of the truth, without hiding anything from the public, without worrying about the ratings, we would see a rebirth in the Nightly News.
I’m not holding my breath.
A friend of mine shared this video with me and I laughed right out loud. Thing is, this the norm for good web videos these days. While they are basically short, they represent far more creative energy than what comes out of Hollywood these days.
And why is that? In my mind, it has to be the competitive edge that drives the quality bar up. Any more, Hollywood is based on the controls of the Screen Actors Guild and the crazy ad revenue that keeps only a privileged few as the sources of so-called quality entertainment. Meanwhile, those who possess some very creative talent are marginalized.
This article, albeit dated some, illustrates how people seem to be more interested in YouTube than OTA or Cable subscription programming. Forbes also released this article how people are going more and more to Zero TV. I’ve actually been this way for about three years now.
Why? Because there is only so much stupid-crap-drama, reality shows, and zombie/vampire schlock that I can watch before I actually want to read a book…about economy or ancient history, or something.
So, today, the Apologizer-in-Chief indicated in his visit to Mexico indicated that the violence in Mexico comes from the proliferation of US arms.
Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States…
So then, Mr. Obama, does that mean you and/or Eric Holder take responsibility for the Fast and Furious then? Do you guys now admit that because of the gun running to Mexico, the killings south-of-the-border are your fault?
Yeah, I thought so.
Anyway, time and time again, liberals want to dismiss the notion that violence is something that comes from the human heart. While guns are effective in carrying out horrific acts of violence (and no one on the right denies this), the issue here is that it is not America’s fault for the Mexican gun violence. It’s those in Mexico who pick up a weapon, American, Mexican, or whatever, and cap someone.
Never mind the dozen or so drug cartels out there that fight with each other, the police, and government task forces for control of the 30-35 year old prize of controlling the narcotics in Mexico. Never mind the gang rapes going on in Acapulco that, no doubt, are a major contributor to the reason why this famous resort town is now dropping off the hotspot list. No, incidents like this stem from the ‘vast amounts of US guns that pour in over the border – faster than the illegals pouring back into the US.
Violence in Mexico is because the people there have turned to violence. Divesting them of guns won’t stop the violence because guns don’t create violence. People do.
But it’s always Obama’s policy to blame the world’s problems on us.
In other words, business as usual.
To my friends.