” David Letterman shocked the late night talk show world, last week, when he announced he was going to retire in 2015. But over the last few years Letterman had been losing the ratings war to his less liberal competitor Jay Leno. While Leno tried to be more even-handed in his jokes against Republicans and Democrats, Letterman took a decidedly leftist turn. A recent study of Letterman’s 2012 campaign jokes found he took more shots at Mitt Romney (44) than Barack Obama (9).
In the 2000’s Letterman throttled Republicans like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, questioning if they had any “humanity.” He also conducted his own personal war on GOP women as he called Michele Bachmann a “whacko” and depicted Sarah Palin and her daughter in “slutty” terms. But when it came to Obama, Letterman was positively awe-struck when the President came on his show, as he gushed “how satisfying it is to watch you work.” [Video compilation after the jump]
The following is a Top 10 List of David Letterman’s Most Liberal Outbursts:” See the rest here
Category: Media Bias
” As the Daily News recently reported, gun manufacturer Black Rain Ordnance has produced, with great fanfare and borderline glee, a modified AR-15 assault rifle that complies with the strict gun law pushed through by Gov. Cuomo in 2013, the SAFE Act.
Proudly labeling the firearms “New York Compliant” rifles, the company’s website boasts 17 different models that hold the state legal maximum of 10 bullets.
While billed by Black Rain Ordnance as an in-your-face response to what the company says is New York’s “continual trampling of the Second Amendment,” that’s just marketing hype aimed at those unhappy with the law.
“Make a political statement, buy our gun!” would be one translation.”
Here is a sample of the Statist Daily News’s thinking …
” Think a little harder, and this gunmaker’s logic backfires badly. The production of Black Rain, in fact, proves that the SAFE Act is not only no actual threat to gun rights, but is a perfectly reasonable law.
Wrong oh pompous Government Shill , the fact that Black Rain can engineer , manufacture and market a rifle of similar performance to the traditional AR-15 within the confines of the SAFE Act demonstrates beyond dispute the capricious , arbitrary and idiotic nature of the legislation itself .
” Even for two guys sitting at a table, the technology was simple. And putting it together made clear that Cuomo’s goal is reasonable: to make prolific firing more difficult by having a permanently attached magazine, and limiting the number of bullets it can hold without reloading.”
In another glaring error , Professor Spitzer is incorrect in thinking that the Black Rain “NY Compliant” rifle has a fixed magazine . Not true Prof … while the gun is sold with a NY legal 10 round mag it will accept ANY AR-15 magazine on the market of which there are millions , if not hundreds of millions in domestic circulation .
Let us not dwell on the magazine error , surely the learned professor got the rest of the facts right , he is after all , part of our noble “elite” . He continues thus …
” Two-thirds of the nation’s 300 million guns are long guns, representing hundreds of makes — and while assault weapons have been big sellers in recent years, estimates from 2012 peg the total number in circulation nationwide at about 4 million.”
Who’s estimates would they be Mr Spitzer ? Here is some data on NICS checks run by the FBI from Nov 1998 to Jan 2012 . Now we’ll admit that not every check results in a sale but conversely not every approval results in the sale of only one firearm .
A quick reading of the charts and a little math , not Common Core , real math , reveals a rejection rate of less than 1% or to be precise 0.7023669976087205 % . That leads us to the conclusion that at least 155 million guns have been sold between late 1998 and the present .
If two thirds of those were long guns to use the professor’s own number , that means 103,333,333 million long guns were sold domestically during the period in question and if we take a low ball figure of even 1% of long gun sales being comprised of AR type weapons that still gives us a total more than two and one half times his 4 million figure .
We have deliberately used a low number in our estimation yet some data from ATF suggests that AR sales as of 2008 anyway made up 22% of all rifle sales . Ponder the total number of AR’s in circulation if you use the 22% figure Professor .
” The BATFE recently released U.S. firearm manufacturer production data showing that during 2008, AR-15s
accounted for eight percent of all firearms and 22 percent of all rifles made in the U.S. and not exported.
The number of AR-15s in 2008 — over 337,000 — is staggering, but may have been topped in 2009. And,
at the current rate of production, the total number of AR-15s in the U.S. will exceed 2.5 million some time
this year, and that doesn’t even count production before 1986, the figures for which are not available.
… the numbers of AR-15 manufacturers and the AR-15s they produce are at all-time highs. AR-15s have been popular for decades and that popularity is growing in leaps and bounds for a variety of reasons. Innovations relating to defensive rifle use now center on AR-15 carbines. Bar none, the AR-15 in its various configurations is the leading marksmanship training and competition rifle in the country, and there are more kinds of training and competition opportunities built around the AR-15 than ever before. And the advent of new cartridges that
fit the AR-15 platform, and which are legal for hunting deer-sized game in most states, are rapidly making
the AR-15 one of the most popular hunting rifles in the country.”
Last but not least one needs to consider the fact that there are other millions of semi-auto “military style” rifles of non-AR type that are currently held by private citizens as well . Ruger alone has sold nearly a million mini-14′s and that doesn’t take into account other manufacturers like HK , Springfield Arms , FN , Kalashnikov , Galil and many others .
Of course all of these are impacted by the ban and do nothing to skirt Cuomo’s draconian “middle of the night” knee-jerk legislation , we merely point out the facts to show the futility of the State notion of mandating safety and the wisened old Ivory Tower denizen’s efforts to help .
If we were betting individuals we would put our money on the 10 million total over Spitzer’s 4 million number all day long .
NICS applications by state
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STATE TOTAL APPLICATIONS, NOV 1998 TO NOV 2012 TOTAL, Jan to Nov 2012 2012 Rate per 1,000 population UNITED STATES 156,577,260 16,808,538 53.94 Alabama 3,749,099 350,780 73.30 Alaska 714,007 72,904 102.09 Arizona 2,675,937 290,868 45.35 Arkansas 2,514,731 207,363 70.98 California 10,714,573 981,798 26.29 Colorado 3,736,952 361,385 71.59 Connecticut 1,810,014 208,250 58.24 Delaware 256,059 25,098 27.89 District of Columbia 2,170 398 0.66 Florida 5,957,840 699,974 37.16 Georgia 4,559,627 386,562 39.80 Guam 5,934 819 Hawaii 121,737 15,414 11.31 Idaho 1,243,607 115,927 73.79 Illinois 8,399,271 923,920 71.95 Indiana 3,300,627 404,259 62.28 Iowa 1,530,528 128,293 42.06 Kansas 1,673,605 175,427 61.36 Kentucky 15,118,518 2,329,151 535.78 Louisiana 2,987,951 266,593 58.65 Maine 790,550 79,418 59.83 Mariana Islands 296 5 Maryland 1,239,350 117,432 20.30 Massachusetts 1,567,707 185,202 28.25 Michigan 4,817,185 370,960 37.56 Minnesota 3,516,313 385,075 72.51 Mississippi 2,390,007 180,121 60.65 Missouri 3,804,462 432,060 72.06 Montana 1,253,675 115,893 116.95 Nebraska 742,160 70,454 38.50 Nevada 1,076,544 123,943 45.83 New Hampshire 894,061 108,531 82.42 New Jersey 634,408 75,804 8.61 New Mexico 1,338,322 121,882 59.00 New York 2,849,970 290,299 14.97 North Carolina 4,427,820 415,284 43.44 North Dakota 590,720 73,878 109.51 Ohio 4,918,014 526,684 45.65 Oklahoma 2,841,850 307,245 81.71 Oregon 2,347,894 222,795 58.04 Pennsylvania 8,156,636 835,293 65.68 Puerto Rico 115,421 13,772 3.70 Rhode Island 169,915 20,180 19.17 South Carolina 2,320,334 265,276 57.21 South Dakota 744,106 73,658 90.20 Tennessee 4,166,503 432,200 67.98 Texas 11,724,997 1,196,176 47.37 Utah 2,967,949 198,091 71.37 Vermont 310,812 29,662 47.39 Virgin Islands 9,320 370 Virginia 3,524,638 371,267 46.27 Washington 3,631,035 444,762 65.96 West Virginia 2,059,912 191,550 103.30 Wisconsin 2,974,560 413,842 72.71 Wyoming 587,027 53,480 94.73
Curious viewers can read the rest of the Professor’s tripe here
” I was really, really happy when Kickstarter came on the scene. The crowd-funding Web site offered the opportunity for struggling artists and filmmakers to bypass corporate, union or not-for-profit funders and their agendas and interests.
Kickstarter was set up to allow us to put up a pitch — go directly to the public; if people liked it, they could fund it with small donations.
And it worked like a dream. For my last film, the pro-fracking documentary “FrackNation,” 3,305 people gave $212,000 to make it happen.
But now it seems that Kickstarter is turning into a bad dream for those who want to wander from the orthodox.
Now, Kickstarter has always been dominated by projects with liberal, environmental and even ultra-left-wing leanings. That’s no surprise — the arts are dominated by people with such views.
But Kickstarter promised to be different. Its founder and CEO, Yancey Strickler, was quite clear on this, for example telling viewers of CBS’ “This Morning” that the site is a center for “very diverse ideas.”
So when I had the idea of making a film about the life and crimes of Kermit Gosnell, the now-notorious Philadelphia abortion doctor, my first idea was to go to Kickstarter — since there was no point going to Hollywood or any establishment media outlet.
Gosnell was a Philadelphia abortionist who for decades took babies who’d already been born and stabbed them in the neck and cut their spinal cords. He probably killed thousands of infants during his 40-year killing spree.
In the words of ABC correspondent Terry Moran, Kermit Gosnell was “America’s most successful serial killer.” “
NY Post has more
“Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech,” Baker said. “And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.”
I heard a lot of this stuff during my free-speech battles in Canada. The country’s chief censor, the late Jennifer Lynch, QC, was willing to concede that free speech was certainly a right, but it was merely one in a whole range of competing rights – such as “equality” and “diversity” – that needed to be “balanced”. What the “balancing” boils down to is that you get fired if you are an apostate from the new progressive groupthink. Underneath the agonized prose, Mitchell Baker is a bare-knuckled thug.
~ It’s the thuggishness and bullying that ought to disgust people, even those who support gay marriage. My final appearances at National Review Online were a spat with my editor, Jason Lee Steorts, over “two jokes one can no longer tell on American television” that I quoted in a column on Phil Robertson’s suspension for “homophobia”. First, Bob Hope, touring the world in the year or so after the passage of the 1975 Consenting Adult Sex Bill:
“I’ve just flown in from California, where they’ve made homosexuality legal. I thought I’d get out before they make it compulsory.”
Second, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on stage in Vegas throughout the Sixties and Seventies:
Frank: “How do you make a fruit cordial?”
Dino: “Be nice to him.”
As usual Steyn’s take is priceless and a do not miss read.
Liberals Can’t Give One Example Of Tea Party Racism When Questioned
” During a Congressional hearing that lasted more than three hours, former C.I.A. Deputy Director Michael Morell praised his former agency’s intelligence analysts as the best on the globe, yet ones who he admits were sorely mistaken when they reported that spontaneous protesters were to blame for the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2012.
“ As you now know, subsequent information revealed their judgment to be incorrect [but]…that is where the best available information led them at the time, not because of politics,” Morell testified before the House Intelligence Committee today.
When Morell’s own C.I.A. station chief in Tripoli, Libya sent evidence that the Benghazi attacks were not the outgrowth of protests over a YouTube video, he says he and his Washington analysts disregarded it and didn’t pass it along to other agencies.
Morell was called to testify after several Republican member of Congress alleged new evidence shows he misled them by withholding what he knew about the genesis of the government’s so-called talking points after the attacks. It turns out that Morell was a key player in editing the talking points and interfacing with the White House.”
The Washington analysts and bureaucrats disregarded the reports from “boots on the ground” and placed the blame on “spontaneous demonstrations” and we are supposed to believe that it had nothing to do with politics ? Try again Morrell , you corrupt bastard .
Sharyl Attkisson may be gone from CBS but that’s their loss , we can still relish her fine reporting now on her own website . The truth will not be denied . Read the rest of her report on yesterday’s hearing here and bookmark her site for the future .
” Imagine if a former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator had called a current Republican president a delusional liar whose programs are wasteful. Would the mainstream media not be all over the story? Such a person would be interviewed at length by Wolf Blitzer on CNN as well as made the rounds of the morning talk shows and the Sunday news programs as well. The media buzz would be red hot on this topic for days extending into weeks.
Well, there is such a person but because he is a Democrat saying these things about President Obama, we can expect him to become an MSM nonperson. Such seems to already be the fate of former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey. It is no surprise that his extended criticisms of Obama appeared in in a Daily Mail article in Britain, not in America where the shunning seems to have already begun. Here is what Kerrey has to say about Obama which you most likely won’t see in any major liberal news outlet in America:
The Nebraskan straight-talker told MailOnline in an exclusive interview that Obama isn’t up to the job of bringing liberals and conservatives to the table to rescue America’s slowly choking entitlement programs.
And Obama, he said Wednesday in his Manhattan office, knew full well he was lying when he promised that the Affordable Care Act would allow Americans to keep insurance plans they liked.
‘ He had to know he was misleading the audience,’ Kerrey said quietly, recalling the newly minted president’s countless promises as Congress and the public debated his signature health insurance overhaul.
‘ On the other hand, he may have said it so many times,’ he added, ‘that the spell-checker wasn’t in the room – the spell-checker, the fact-checker – somebody who says, “Excuse me, Mr. President, but I hope you know this…”‘
Obama’s infamous four-Pinocchio pledges, Kerrey explained, never stood a chance of being fulfilled because there were ‘a million people out there with policies that, for one reason or another, run short of the minimum standard. I mean, they bought something cheaper!’
Wow! Pretty strong stuff. But wait…there’s more! “
Abandoned Americans Chris Stevens , Tyrone Woods , Sean Smith & Glen Doherty
Sacrificed on the alter of Obama’s re-election chances
” Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA’s station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.
The attack was “not an escalation of protests,” the station chief wrote to then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell in an email dated Sept. 15, 2012 — a full day before the White House sent Susan E. Rice to several Sunday talk shows to disseminate talking points claiming that the Benghazi attack began as a protest over an anti-Islam video.”
Ex-Deputy Director CIA Michael Morrell
” That the talking points used by Mrs. Rice, who was then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, were written by a CIA that ignored the assessment by its own station chief inside Libya, has emerged as one of the major bones of contention in the more than two years of political fireworks and congressional investigations into the Benghazi attack.
Two former intelligence officials have told The Washington Times that this question likely will be answered at a Wednesday hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence during which Mr. Morell is scheduled to give his public testimony.
Another former intelligence official told The Times that Mr. Morell did tell the White House and the State Department that the CIA station chief in Libya had concluded that there was no protest but senior Obama administration and CIA officials in Washington ignored the assessment.
Why they ignored it remains a topic of heated debate within the wider intelligence community.
A third source told The Times on Monday that Mr. Morell and other CIA officials in Washington were weighing several pieces of “conflicting information” streaming in about the Benghazi attack as the talking points were being crafted.”
Read more on the lies and deceit here
Team Obama’s Bizarre Efforts To Make Obamacare Cool
In the Obama gang’s Herculean efforts to salvage their namesake they have: called kids “knuckleheads” (Michelle) , said that “Americans were too stupid to use the internet” (Dingy Harry Reid) , said that a scraped knee would cost “thousands of dollars in the emergency room” (Valerie Jarrett) , it will cost “less than your monthly cell phone bill” (Obama) , less than a “pair of gym shoes” (Michelle) , told us “it is all about choice and opportunity and freedom” (Crazy Joe Biden) among other bald-faced lies .
All of these lies have been put forth by the various parties during a media saturation campaign facilitated by the likes of Saturday Night Live , The View , Pop Sugar , Telemundo , C-SPAN , Ellen , Funny or Die , Jimmy Fallon , not to mention endless free proselytizing by the mainstream “news” organizations and yet the people still know the truth … we’ve been screwed over in a big way .
Yet they wonder why all of their insults , cajoling and lies haven’t managed to persuade us of the wisdom of our “betters” . Such sheer volume of chutzpah , condescension and deceit has seldom been displayed to the voters by the ruling class in this country .
This video is a best of the lies compilation that must be seen to be believed .
Jodi Miller & MRCTV Offer This Twin Bill For The Week Of March 24-28
Published on Mar 24, 2014
– March Madness
– Vladimir Putin
– Ellen DeGeneres
– Jimmy Fallon
– Kevin Trudeau
– Jimmy Carter
– Voter Fraud “
Published on Mar 27, 2014
– 2016 Campaign
– Hillary Clinton
– Weather Drone
– Al Gore
– American Physical Society
– White House Pastry Chef
– Actor Chris Pine Drunk Driving
– Obamacare and Latinos “
” A Washington Post story purporting to expose the Koch brothers as behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the Keystone Pipeline has been exposed as an utterly false propaganda operation, hilariously wrong and politically malicious. Even worse, one of the writers behind the story is married to a political operative in the left wing Koch-demonization machine.
The Washington Post was recently purchased by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, who ought to take a hard look at the reporters and editors who collaborated with the left wing smear machine, and while he is at it, should send a note of thanks to John Hinderaker, the blogger at Powerline, who exposed the rot in his new media operation.
Hinderaker’s work is thorough, grounded in fact, and devastating. I urge you to read the whole thing. “
Hinderacker exposes the fraud here …
” So the fundamental point of the Post story, which relied uncritically on a goofball far-left report, is dead wrong. Moreover, the Post story itself acknowledges that the tar sands encompass 35 million acres, so Koch’s 1.1 million comprise less than 3% of the total. The whole point of this exercise is to make the Keystone Pipeline all about Koch, and that premise is implausible from the start.
But there is much more. The Post more or less endorses IFG’s theory that the Keystone pipeline somehow would benefit Koch, even though the Post notes that there is zero evidence to that effect:
Koch’s oil production in northern Alberta is “negligible,” according to industry sources and quarterly publications of the provincial government. Moreover, Koch has not reserved any space in the Keystone XL pipeline, a process that usually takes place before a pipeline is built. The pipeline also does not run anywhere near Koch’s refining facilities. And TransCanada, owner of the Keystone routes, says Koch is not expected to be one of the pipeline’s customers.”
” There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.
We know the story of MH370: A loaded Boeing 777 departs at midnight from Kuala Lampur, headed to Beijing. A hot night. A heavy aircraft. About an hour out, across the gulf toward Vietnam, the plane goes dark, meaning the transponder and secondary radar tracking go off. Two days later we hear reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar, meaning the plane is tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the plane on a southwesterly course back across the Malay Peninsula into the Strait of Malacca.
The left turn is the key here. Zaharie Ahmad Shah1 was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us. They’re always in our head. Always. If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do–you already know what you are going to do. When I saw that left turn with a direct heading, I instinctively knew he was heading for an airport. He was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi, a 13,000-foot airstrip with an approach over water and no obstacles. The captain did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000-foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier toward Langkawi, which also was closer.
Take a look at this airport on Google Earth. The pilot did all the right things. He was confronted by some major event onboard that made him make an immediate turn to the closest, safest airport.”
Often the simplest explanation is the correct one . Of course , conspiracy theories sell more airtime and newspapers and we are all well aware of the scruples or lack there-of of the Media . Read Capt Goodfellow’s theory and see what you think .
” President Obama was swept to office amidst his pledge that he’d run the “most transparent administration in history.” A new report out finds that he hasn’t even run the most transparent administration since the previous one.
The Associated Press analyzed the federal government’s own Freedom of Information Act data and found that federal agencies under President Obama have been as uncooperative as ever:
The government’s own figures from 99 federal agencies covering six years show that halfway through its second term, the administration has made few meaningful improvements in the way it releases records. In category after category — except for reducing numbers of old requests and a slight increase in how often it waived copying fees — the government’s efforts to be more open about its activities last year were their worst since President Barack Obama took office.”
Townhall has more
” The first question regarding the map should be its credibility. This map was not produced by any particular research institution, but by a man named Alexandr Trubetskoy who apparently has a penchant for making infographic-style maps.
On a similar note, I made my own graphs regarding degrees conferred by sex, for example, from data from the National Center for Education Statistics. I made them because I searched high and low for graphs made by “the experts,” but – lo and behold – I could not find any.
Let’s look at some of the claims made about this map. According to Alexandr Trubetskoy (my comments are interspersed):
- This map shows which gender has more years of expected education in their country.
So it’s not entirely based on what education grown men and women have received over the past several decades, but rather a rough prediction of the degree of education men and women are expected to receive, on average.
” Sydney - NASA’s new study says the crunch time for civilization could be very near. Usually, when civilizations fall, it’s a big deal. Whether or not anybody will even notice the fall of this particular civilization is highly debatable.
A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilization could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.
Noting that warnings of ‘collapse’ are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts to make sense of compelling historical data showing that “the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history.” Cases of severe civilisational disruption due to “precipitous collapse – often lasting centuries – have been quite common.”
NASA is sounding like an adjunct to the extremists of the Democratic party . While the drumbeat of income inequality is sure to grow louder and louder as the 2014 election nears we wouldn’t expect such a blatant show of partisanship from an allegedly apolitical scientific organization such as NASA , but such is life in Obama’s Amerika .
” You can see where this is going. Distribution of wealth, social inequalities, etc. One word would do- “Mismanagement”. The historical societies didn’t just collapse. They fell to pieces over time. At any point, they could have revived, but they didn’t.
Old economics are still very much part of this perspective. The economic hierarchy is given as the primary symptom of the decline of civilization. Resource depletion is cited as the primary issue for economic management. “
The fact is that we are not in disagreement with the concept of the “s**t hitting the fan” , on the contrary , we see no other possible result under our present leadership of ignorance , foolishness and corruption . No , where we take issue with the NASA prediction is in the root causes … NASA’s main focus deems “income inequality” and “unsustainable resource exploitation” as the culprit in civilization’s impending death , which is just another way of demanding MORE GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION .
” As a matter of fact, inequalities have existed since the caves. There are no recorded instances of any society of economically equal people, either, in those 5000 years. Quite the opposite, the “1%” of the historical past records the elites, not the mass of the society. “
We here at YouViewed on the other hand feel that the demise of our way of life , should it come to be and things are not looking good , will be a direct result of an overabundance of State action rather than a need for more . Trying to shift the blame to two of the Left’s favorite stalking horses all but guarantees our imminent collapse by throwing more gasoline on the already raging pyre . The solution to our ills lies at the very fingertips of our innovative citizenry if only those fingertips weren’t being crushed under the boot heel of the Leviathan State .
” History is made by individuals and groups, not by the whole society.”
Read the rest
The bias of the liberal media knows no bounds . Even after they find themselves spied upon , threatened , denied access , and told they require government supervision they still lick his boots and refuse to point out the Emperor’s nakedness .
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Coincidentally, Alisyn Camerota announced today that she’s leaving Fox News after 16 years, leaving a vacancy in the 1 p.m. hour. (Seriously, though, I think that’s a coincidence.)
Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her packages on television.”
Hot Air has more on CBS’ loss of their best reporter
” Leonard Mason Smith did not suffer fools gladly.
His obituary said, “If you wanted to know his cause of death, he would have told you that it was none of your business.”
Smith, who was 86 and a resident of Pine Island, Fla., evidently lived a full and prosperous life, but he was far from famous. He “was a very private man,” the obit said.
And yet, despite his guarded anonymity on Earth, Smith lately has been receiving a small measure of posthumous renown — and one wonders what he would make of it.
Proving that it’s possible to muster power beyond the grave, Smith’s last wish as expressed by his family seems to have influenced a figure of no less stature than former first lady Barbara Bush. In lieu of flowers, mourners were asked to cancel their subscriptions to The New York Times.
The wife of “41″ saw Smith’s Jan. 27 obit and happily obliged.”
Here is the money paragraph of Col Smith’s obituary :
” Leonard Smith hated pointless bureaucracy, thoughtless inefficiency and bad ideas born of good intentions. He loved his wife, admired and respected his children and liked just about every dog he ever met. He will be greatly missed by those he loved and those who loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you cancel your subscription to The New York Times. Leonard Smith would have thought that this obituary was about three paragraphs too long. “
” Indeed. It is revealing to compare Charles and David Koch with the owners and managers of the New York Times Company. The Koch brothers employ a growing, highly-paid work force of 60,000 in the United States, around one-third of whom are unionized. Koch Industries enjoys excellent relationships with its unions. The New York Times Company, on the other hand, employs a shrinking, largely ill-paid work force, and is embroiled in a long-running feud with its unions.
Koch Industries and its subsidiaries produce tangible products that enrich the lives of Americans–among other things, Koch transports and refines oil, makes products that are used in construction, and manufactures a wide array of consumer products that are staples in most American homes. The New York Times Company produces nothing but shoddy left-wing journalism that is of questionable benefit to anyone.
Then we have the roles of the two companies in their communities. Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have been recognized countless times for their many contributions to the communities where they operate. It is fair to say that there is no better corporate citizen than Koch. To take just one instance, Koch and its subsidiaries have been honored hundreds of times by the EPA for their environmental stewardship, which is second to none. And, as most people know, Charles and David Koch are two of the world’s most generous philanthropists. David alone has donated well over $1 billion dollars for medical research, the arts, and so on. You can read generally about the Koch Family foundations and philanthropy here.
The New York Times? Not so much.”
Rest the rest . It’s devastating
” Anti-incumbent sentiment has reached a 25-year high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with economic frustration damaging Barack Obama’s Democrats while the Republican Party labors under a broad view that it’s out of touch with the concerns of most Americans.
The Republicans run evenly with the Democrats in congressional vote preference among registered voters, historically a strong position for the GOP given its advantage in midterm turnout. Perhaps more important, with control of the U.S. Senate at stake, the Republicans have a 50-42 percent advantage for Senate seats in the 34 states holding those contests.
That said, the Tea Party is a substantial risk factor for the Republicans, the Democrats have gained back some ground since January on key issues – and the public’s double-barreled discontent poses deep uncertainty for both political parties at this stage of the midterm contest.”
See entire poll here
” A shocking poll released Tuesday shows overwhelming majorities of people in Virginia, New York and New Jersey support a national gun registry.
The survey released Tuesday was done jointly by Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey and Siena College in New York. It shows that 68 percent of New York voters and a whopping 74 percent of New Jersey voters are in favor of establishing a national gun registry.
Even in the southern state of Virginia — which has gone blue in recent years — 63 percent want the federal government to track all guns.
NRA Spokesman Andrew Arulanandam pointed out that the poll appears skewed.
“ Given the exceptionally high numbers of support for President Obama and Hillary Clinton in this poll, it isn’t surprising that there would be high numbers of support for draconian gun control proposals,” he told me.
The poll does seem skewed with too many liberals and Democrats. None of the colleges said they asked party affiliation of the respondents.”
As we know depending on one’s methodology one can achieve whatever results one likes in polling , and while the colleges said that they didn’t ask party affiliation the fact is they don’t have to in order to bias things should they so desire . By doing a simple comparison of voting district results and area codes pollsters can report any results they would like .
The two northeastern states are dark blue to begin with and if the pollsters concentrated their calls to area codes linked to the metropolitan areas they are sure to get Hillary approval ratings of 60% and Obama 55% . The same goes for the cities in Virginia , and anywhere else for that matter , as most all urban areas of the US run decidedly to the left of the average .
Just reading the numbers off the poll illustration above shows large majority support for a veritable democrat wish list with the exception of Keystone and Obamacare . In fact,the results for those two policy issues help further document the bias as does the question of illegal immigration . If the polling respondents were a genuinely balanced group Keystone support and repeal of Obamacare would be much higher .
Does anyone believe that a poll that was truly representative of conservative voters would show 70-80% approval for Amnesty , universal free pre-k and raising the minimum wage ?
The interested reader can find what polling data the schools made public on about this survey here and here . It is of considerable interest that the average polling sample was only about 750 respondents and the demographics such that approximately 65% were childless , 75% non-gun owners and 53% female with an average margin of error of 3.6 .
Also , while the text of the article claims that the pollsters didn’t ask the respondent’s political affiliations , a quick glance at the Nature of the Samples provided says otherwise and finally if these polls offered the reader a truly unbiased screenshot of today’s electorate do you believe that Hillary would get 30-40% support for president when no one else who my be a potential candidate in 2016 can even reach double digits … except Christie but only in his home state ?
Think about that before you shed too many tears . Read the rest from Emily Miller .