Sunday, January 3, 2010

Health Insurance: Pay Up and Like It

One Massachusetts mom's insurance coverage includes paying health expenses for her family of four--as well as the state's $1,500 fine for opting out of its mandatory coverage.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We Are All Socialists Now

From the October 2008 post Ronald Reagan Worldview 101:

"Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six-times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism, the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's So Cold the Belgians are Burning Al Gore's Book

Crazy Cats Are Everywhere

Waking up to cultural para-stimuli.

Today, this blogger came across two interesting pieces of media that got me thinking there's fight left here. I may have only a little time to devote to it, but I can't shrink away from the fight. Part of me has wanted to believe the Obama nightmare would fade into the distance, and another small part secretly hopes he can prove us all wrong. I mean, he's a father with those two cute little girls, and his wife does have some nice outfits occasionally -- they can't be all bad, right? Maybe he actually has the character to stand for what's right and make the kind of decisions that will be in the best interests of Americans -- he is pretty analytical and intelligent, right?

And then there's the part of me that smacks the other two back into reality. Obama's philosophies are going to drag this country down even further. His type of community activism isn't going to help people. And his goals for education have always been built on indoctrination. So why don't the majority of my friends and acquaintances seem to get this?

Andrew Kavlan writes "Why We Fight," and I think his science is right on. Here's an excerpt:

What the right is experiencing at the moment is a phenomenon called "cultural para-stimuli." You can read all about it in Tom Wolfe’s wonderful novel I Am Charlotte Simmons. It’s sort of like peer pressure on steroids. It was discovered by Nobel Laureate Victor Ransome Starling, who found that when he surrounded normal cats with cats whose behavior had been bizarrely altered by brain surgery, the normal cats began acting like the crazy cats all around them.

That’s us–surrounded by the mainstream media. So steeped are we now in their lies about our representatives, their ridicule of our commentators, their demonizing dismissal of the causes we know are just, that we’ve begun to adopt their attitudes toward ourselves! And perhaps chief among the lies they’ve sold us is the lie that they’ve won, that the media are theirs for good and all, and that Americans are going to be hoodwinked and brainwashed by their constant barrage of misinformation forever.

Well, only if we let them. And only if we in the media surrender first.

And my favorite vlogger of the 2008 campaign is back with more posts. God love him.

These two media cool cats have given this moderate a daily dose of reality. We've got to keep up the fight. Obama's not right (he's way too far left).

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Google cranks up the Consensus Engine

As I blog on my Google-based, ultimate tracking device, I certainly see the irony in posting anything that shines a negative light on the search monster. After all, I can always find a map or information about neighbors. What could be better than that.

Andrew Orlowski of The Register writes:

Google this week admitted that its staff will pick and choose what appears in its search results. It's a historic statement - and nobody has yet grasped its significance.

Not so very long ago, Google disclaimed responsibility for its search results by explaining that these were chosen by a computer algorithm. The disclaimer lives on at Google News, where we are assured that:

The selection and placement of stories on this page were determined automatically by a computer program.
That Google was impartial was one of the articles of faith. For if Google was ever to be found to be applying subjective human judgment directly on the process, it would be akin to the voting machines being rigged.
It wasn't surprising, then, that when five years ago I described how a small, self-selected number of people could rig Google's search results, the reaction from the people doing the rigging was violently antagonistic. Who lifted that rock? they cried.

But what was once Googlewashing by a select few now has Google's active participation.

A while back, I found -- a site that scrapes Google searches for you anonymously. If you're ever feeling a little violated by the barrage of eyeballs on your life, head to Scroogle, where you can run around naked with the lights on -- and search in privacy, too.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Intolerance of the Tolerant

Chicago eighth grader gives politics a chance.

Chicago Tribune: Catherine Vogt, 14, conducted an experiment in political tolerance at her Oak Park middle school and learned some valuable lessons. (Tribune photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo / November 12, 2008)

Catherine Vogt, a 14-year-old Chicago student, tested the reaction of fellow classmates by wearing "McCain Girl" and "Obama Girl" shirts to school. She recorded her results as an extra-credit project for history class. Here she shares them with Chicago Tribune reporter John Kass.

So just before the election, Catherine consulted with her history teacher, then bravely wore a unique T-shirt to school and recorded the comments of teachers and students in her journal. The T-shirt bore the simple yet quite subversive words drawn with a red marker: "McCain Girl."

"I was just really curious how they'd react to something that different, because a lot of people at my school wore Obama shirts and they are big Obama supporters ..."

"People were upset. But they started saying things, calling me very stupid, telling me my shirt was stupid and I shouldn't be wearing it," Catherine said. ... "One person told me to go die. It was a lot of dying. A lot of comments about how I should be killed," Catherine said, of the tolerance in Oak Park.

"In one class, I had one teacher say she will not judge me for my choice, but that she was surprised that I supported McCain," Catherine said.

The next day, in part 2 of The Brave Catherine Vogt Experiment, she wore another T-shirt, this one with "Obama Girl" written in blue. And an amazing thing happened.

Catherine wasn't very stupid anymore. She grew brains.

The new majority: conformists committed to non-conformity — in the name of fitting in.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bin Laden Planning to Outdo Sept. 11 Attack

Blogger covertress reports that an article she wrote, Bin Laden Planning to Outdo Sept. 11 Attack — which cites a London-based, Arab newspaper as reporting that "OSAMA bin Laden is planning an attack against the United States that will 'outdo by far' September 11" — generated a huge upswing in hits to her website and ponders the causal link.

I have never seen so many hits on my site as this weekend (17k+ and 24k+) when I reported that "Jihadists Call On Muslims to Attack" and this story. The only other time that I had thousands of visitors (6k+) was when I wrote "Allah Willing, the American Empire Will Collapse". One could conclude that there are many just waiting for the word. I hope I'm wrong. - c

The beginning of the "mettle" testing of not just the seemingly fearless but fully unprepared Barack Obama — but Americans.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

AMENDED: Supreme Court Awaits Response on Obama Birth Certificate Case (Berg vs. Obama)

UPDATES: Supreme Court to Determine Legality of Berg v. Obama (see below)

Philip J. Berg announced today that the Supreme Court has "set dates" by which Obama and the DNC must respond to the Writ of Certiorari — on or before December 1, 2008.

Today, the blogosphere erupted with news about the lawsuit filed by Philip J. Berg, which compelled Obama to produce his original, long-form Hawaiian birth certificate to prove his elegibility to become President of the United States. A press release on the website states:

[Philip J. Berg] ... filed a Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court on October 30, 2008, requesting review of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Judge Surrick’s Dismissal of Philip J. Berg’s lawsuit against Barack H. Obama, Jr., the DNC and the other co-Defendants. Accordingly, the U. S. Supreme Court has set dates in which Barack Obama, the DNC and all co-Defendants are to respond to the Writ, which is on or before December 1, 2008.

Mr. Berg remarked today, "I look forward to receiving Defendant Obama's response to the Writ and am hopeful the U. S. Supreme Court will review Berg v. Obama. I believe Mr. Obama is not a constitutionally-qualified natural-born citizen and is ineligible to assume the office of President of the United States."

The NEIN Blog offers further explanation of Mr. Berg's announcement:

A review of that docket and the Rule 10 of the Supreme Court makes abundantly clear that Justice Souter's granting of a review on the Writ of Certiorari is not a right entitled to citizen Phil Berg, but rather is a matter of judcial discretion based upon a compelling reasons. That compelling reason is the Constitutional requirement that "No person except a natural born citizen ... shall be eligible to the office of President..."

What this means is that on or before 1 DECEMBER 2008 Barack Hussein Obama II must respond to the writ of certiorari, and since the Berg v Obama case hinged primarily on the question of Obama's place of birth, it is almost inconceivable that Barack Obama will thumb his nose at the Justices of the Supreme Court and he is absolutely compelled to provide a vault copy his original birth certificate.

Another very salient fact to consider at this time is that, despite all of the pronouncements of the print and broadcast media, Barack Obama is not yet the President-elect of the United States. Barack Obama can only become the President-elect after the Electoral College convenes on 15 DECEMBER 2008 in their respective state capitals around the nation and casts their votes to elect the President and the Vice President. As you can see this election day occurs two weeks after the required response to the Supreme Court granted Writ of Certiorari.

While the mainstream media has chattered on endlessly about the very important talk of what kind of dog Obama's daughters will be getting and whether Michelle Obama should have that worn "that" dress, there's been little if no talk about Obama's questionable campaign donations, potential voter fraud in key states like Ohio and Florida, Obama's relationship with Tony Rezko — and, of course, nothing about the lingering issue of his proof of citizenship.

We will watch and wait and hope for "change."


UPDATE 11/11/2008

This post has been amended to reflect updates on — U. S. SUPREME COURT AWAITS RESPONSE TO BERG'S WRIT OF CERTIORARI FROM OBAMA, DNC and Co-DEFENDANTS — and The NEIN Blog.

From, 11/10/2008

Mr. Berg has been receiving phone calls today asking for a copy of "the order from the Supreme Court requiring that Obama produce his citizenship documentation."

Mr. Berg has not received notification of any such order or anything similar to it, nor is it posted on the Supreme Court website.

From The NEIN Blog:
What this means is that on or before 1 DECEMBER 2008 Judge Surrick, who presides over the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, must respond to the Writ of Certiorari (sur-shee-uh-rare-eye) by providing to SCOTUS Justice Souter all documents and court proceedings in the case of Berg v. Obama. The crux of the matter here is that Obama (et al.) filed only a motion to dismiss on the grounds on Phil Berg's "lack of standing" to file the lawsuit. No information countering Berg's allegations or challenges to Obama's status as a natural born citizen were addressed. Judge Surrick agreed with the Obama motion and dismissed the case due to Berg's "lack of standing." Justice Souter will most certainly see the specific challenge to Obama's eligibilty pursuant to the Constitutional requirement for president and subsequently may then issue an order for Obama (et al.) to submit docmentation proving his natural born citizenship status to Judge Surrick, or to provide them directly to the SCOTUS.