I got this in my email so I can’t completely vouch for the authenticity of the graphic, but if true, here’s CNN saying Romney won the debate by 67%. But look at the graph! The BLUE bar, with the D next to it and the tiny “Romney” – 67%! The RED bar with the R next to it — Obama! — 25%
I call BS on this! stand back five feet, look at that graph, and tell me who won; the blue team with the D or the red team with the R.Swine!
I’ve written a lot about how California is doing its level best to scare away every business in the state. Now you can add a paragraph about what they are doing to scare away every RESIDENT in the state.
I just got a new apartment. Yes, at the end of August I will be moving from [UNDISCLOSED LOCATION A] to sunny [UNDISCLOSED LOCATION B]. It’s a great place, and up until half an hour ago – when I went in to sign the lease agreement – I was really excited about it.
Not anymore. Here are some of the clauses I had to agree to (and I hope you’re sitting down!)
NO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY ON PREMISES. Well! There goes the meth lab AND the underage Vietnamese prostitution ring. How am I supposed to make my rent when the lease for that very apartmentforbids me from making any money?
ALLOWS LANDLORD TO ENTER THE APARTMENT WITHOUT NOTICE IN THE CASE OF FLOOD, BLOOD OR DEATH. Okay, great! So now what they’re saying is that a man does not have a right to keep dead bodiesin the privacy of his own apartment? This used to be a free country. Statists!
TERRORISM NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON PROPERTY. Okay, let me see if I have this straight: they’re saying that if I fly a guy in from Yemen, let’s say, on my own dime, and I train the guy in my own private apartment on flight simulators that I paid for with my own hard-earned money… and then that guys goes off and flies a jet into a building I could lose my apartment? Just like that?
I’ll tell you what I told them: you wanna put these kind of anti-business, anti-freedom clauses in your lease, California, you need to advise the renter about them before they write you the deposit.
If you want to see how California is chasing business away, you can watch this:
Well, as you know, I like to update the site every season or so. But this ATTACK WATCH thing is so important that I decided to report myself. And, out of a superabundance of civic duty, I also made my own graphic for the poor SEIU workers who must be chewing through files at a shocking pace. You know what kind of cardio system those guys have! The thought of one of those hard-working government informants keeling over on my account is just more than I can bear.
So, here’s the thing: anyone whose sense of civic duty compels them to report themselves, and then make their own ATTACK WATCH! graphic will get it posted here. That way, the President of the United States will not have to waste all of that time surfing the internet to compile his Enemies List: it will all be right here in one place for easy re-education assignments!
Like many kids my age, I grew up on Mary Poppins, and that proper picture of England and Englishness – the well mannered, prudent, kind-hearted nanny teaching discipline and manners in the heart of London. This past week we’ve seen rioters in the streets of London protesting modest cuts to the nanny state, by throwing traffic signs through the windows of banks and luxury shops in order to get back at the people hoarding all the money… namely, the rich.
Wisconsin… the Debt… the Tea Party… Public Sector Unions – all of the details of these events have been covered much better by other people. But to try to understand what’s really going on here, I don’t think we should step forward into the details. I think we need to step back. Way back.
The United States – as envisioned by our Founders and as laid out by our Constitution – survived pretty much intact for over a hundred years.
It was only after the Civil War that America fundamentally began to change, because that was the cusp of a change much bigger than mere political change.
This kind of change has only happened three times – not in the Nation’s history, but in ALL of history.
Declaration Entertainment was started because we believe that politics is downstream of culture. People often vote not so much on what they know but rather on how they feel, and the way they feel about the issues of the day they derives from the culture’s mythology.
Modern America gets its national mythology from the movies. So I thought I’d start a series called TAKE A MOVIE TO WORK, where we look at the hidden moral, ethical, philosophical and political points being made beneath the plot and the characters. And I thought we’d start with one of my all-time favorites: MGM’s 1956 classic scifi adventure, Forbidden Planet.
So, what does Al Gore have to do with Robby the Robot? You’ll have to watch the piece to find out… and even though I’ll post the script below the fold, it is so much better watching it all on video.
TAKE A MOVIE TO WORK: FORBIDDEN PLANET can be seen here.
Hi everybody. Welcome to the Firewall; I’m Bill Whittle.
You know, there comes a point where – no matter how you try to offer the benefit of the doubt – evidence builds up to such a degree that you can no longer deny that the evidence is trying to tell you something. And halfway through his first term, the foreign policy decisions made by Barack Obama and his administration are so appalling, and so destructive in the long term; they no longer can be credited to inexperience or even incompetence. They are so consistent that they must be due to ideology.