So Code Pink showed up at the RNC convention last week with a rather interesting approach at protest.
The radical pro-abortion group Code Pink has been doing its best to rain on the Republican convention parade in Tampa.
Two members unsuccessfully attempted to disrupt pro-life vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech on Wednesday night, while the rest of the “vagina dancing” and costume-wearing crew has been relegated to the official protest areas outside the Republican convention....
...“Yesterday Code Pink activists were featured at the Planned Parenthood bus stop in Tampa, dressed in full frontal feminist regalia. These vulgar women represent mainstream American women?” Stanek writes, “At first you may now know what you’re looking at. But yes, they’re vaginas. Click to enlarge, if you dare.”
Now, I am child of the '60s. On the ground floor of the "Women's Movement". One of the biggest points of the movement was to get men to QUIT thinking about women as sexual organs. What Code Pink's protest does is the one thing that the origins of the women's movement was AGAINST - the objectification of women!
But the picture that says it all.....
Just when you thought that the "zero tolerance" mindlessness from schools could not possibly get worse, it does.
Three year old Hunter Spanjer’s parents have been told by Grand Island Preschool to change the hand signal for their sons name in School.
According to NCN because the little boy’s hand gesture resembles that of a gun and the school say it is in violation of the school’s code of conduct.
The Nebraska school district that is making these demands has decided not to comment any further on the case, but human rights groups, have come to the defense of the little boy.
Hunter is using the standard S.E.E., Signing Exact English when he is saying his name.
I took an American Sign Language (ASL) class many years ago. A vast majority of the signs are specifically designed to be instantly recognizable to both hearing and non-hearing peoples, for very obvious (one would think) reasons. So of course, little Hunter's ASL name is going to look like a gun....hunters use guns and you would think that someone in Nebraska would recognize that fact!
"I can't speak to Gov. Romney's motivations," Obama said. "What I can say is that he has signed up for positions, extreme positions, that are very consistent with positions that a number of House Republicans have taken. And whether he actually believes in those or not, I have no doubt that he would carry forward some of the things that he's talked about."
But when it comes to abortion (which the DNC has said will be a spotlight in their coming conventions) who really holds the extreme views? Not the party that the Democrats would have you believe.....
Pollsters have been asking Americans for decades whether and under what circumstances they think abortion should be restricted. Only about 1 in 5 respondents ever say that abortion should always be illegal. When asked directly whether abortion should be permitted if a pregnancy results from rape or incest, huge majorities – usually around 75 percent – say yes.
Moreover, only a minority of Americans favors amending the Constitution to end legalized abortion or overturn Roe v. Wade. In poll after poll, about 6 in 10 Americans express support for Roe. A GOP platform that endorses a human life amendment conferring on the unborn "a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed" – essentially a call to ban abortion, period – thus embraces a position that significant majorities of the public do indeed reject.
So Republicans are the extremists on abortion? Not so fast.
Six years ago, during the Bush/Kerry elections, a group of veterans who served in the military with then candidate John Kerry came out and said that Candidate Kerry was not all that he claimed to be. "Swiftboating" became political parlance for attack ads and the Democrats roundly rejected the tactic...then. Now, is another story.
The UK Guardian recently published an article decrying the Democrats and their supporters for "Swiftboating" Mitt Romney and have called them on their hypocricy. They authors disappointment and disgust with the Obama campaign is palpable.
We now know more about Barack Obama than we did previously.
Oh, not that he was born in Kenya, or Krypton, or wherever the moronic birthers still prattle on about. And not that he has ruined the economy; it's more accurate to say that he and the central bankers saved the world. Furthermore, he isn't a socialist or a tyrant bent on destroying America, as various demagogues – including a number of washed-out Republican presidential hopefuls – like to tell the teeming mouth-breathers. And, no, he's not a Muslim.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
But President Obama is, come to discover – and forgive the tautology – a cynical politician. Not for selling out environmental interests for the sake of salvaging jobs, although, well … And not for soft-pedaling regulation and legal scrutiny of the Wall Street pigs who nearly destroyed us, to the ongoing rage of the grungy 99%. And not even for remaining virtually mute about the horrifying spate of gun violence, lest he antagonize undecided gun nuts.
The rallying cry of every tax raising progressive when they are demanding yet another tax increase is "it's for the children..." - usually said in that plaintive wail that turns "children" into "chilllllldreeeeeennnnnn". However, as a children are growing up and looking at the economy that we are leaving them, they are realizing that this isn't the case.
Kirsten Powers is one of those young 20-something journalists that made her name on the internet. She is a center-left kind of gal and while she and I don't agree on everything, there is a lot we do agree on. Her latest column in the Daily Beast is one of those that we do agree on...that baby boomers are "screwing" her generation and that her generation is (as a result) turning to Paul Ryan.
We’ve finally been vindicated: Members of Generation X have a representative who is anything but a slacker.
GOP Congressman Paul Ryan—the tireless, wonky, 42-year-old workout freak—has made history by becoming the first member of our generation to join a presidential ticket. It should come as a surprise to no one that his calling card is reforming entitlements.
I have to admit, it has been rather humorous to watch President Obama attempt to re-write his own recent history. During yesterdays appearance to the White House press corps, the President (in speaking of the Romney campaign) said "You just can't make stuff up". THIS coming from the man whose campaign (and campaign surrogates) have accused his opponent of a) committing a felony, b) causing a woman to die of cancer and c) being a tax cheat. What makes it most humorous is that the vast majority of his own biography is made up (but I digress).
One of the things that has the President's feathers ruffled, is the Romney campaign's claim that ObamaCare has already gutted $716 billion from Medicare....something the President admitted in a 2009 interview with ABC's Jake Tapper.
In a November 2009 interview with ABC News’ Jake Tapper, Obama acknowledged that a third of the funding for ObamaCare came from cutting Medicare.
Joe Biden needs to apologize for his "chains" remark says....THE BOSTON GLOBE????? And they point out the double standard?????
When Vice President Joe Biden warned a Virginia rally of hundreds of African Americans that Republican efforts to loosen bank regulations meant “They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” Stephanie Cutter, Team Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said the president would have “no problem with those comments.”
But imagine if Republican Paul Ryan uttered comments like that. Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president would be pilloried for racial insensitivity — and so would Romney. In the fight for civility and substance over pointless hyperbole, Biden may not be the worst offender. But he’s an offender nonetheless, and he should apologize.
They then go through the litany of "Bidenisms" - or "Joe being Joe" as liberals like to call it.
Last Wednesday a lone gunman walked into the Family Research Council's DC office, pulled a gun and shot the security guard. Thankfully, the gunman was not a very good shot - he only wounded the guard who then subdued and held the gunman for police. The media coverage of the shooting was swiftly buried. Ironically, the media was not the only group to not notice the event. The Brady Campaign was conspicuously silent. I am on their email list and EVERY TIME there is any kind of a shooting (with - of course- the daily murder of African American children in Chicago) that makes the news, I get an email from them with the standard boilerplate about how "this is just another example of why we need more gun control".
However, more gun control is not the answer - nor is the answer to censor groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center. Neither guns, nor words caused this shooting - as Charles C. W. Cooke pointed out on National Review Online.
When a lunatic goes on a shooting rampage, we are quick to blame everything and everyone except the shooter himself. Among myriad other things, we blame the law, access to guns, political rhetoric, Hollywood, spending cuts, and talk radio; all while the person who actually fired the gun and planned the crime is relegated to being a helpless agent of whichever external forces seem most to vex the author. So often, more column inches are spent fretting over those with a cameo role than over the star of the show. This is rather grotesque.
It has been a while since I have done one of these so you will get a two for one deal today.
Recently, Papa John's Pizza made big news announcing that the cost of their product will be going up to cover the cost of their rising health care expenses from ObamaCare...gee who didn't see that one coming? However, they are not the only business who will be in that boat.
Nearly two-thirds of employers expect to see a cost hike in their health plans when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect in 2014, and a quarter say they will have to make changes to their coverage to avoid penalties, according to the survey by the Mercer consulting firm.
Retail and hospitality industries, which typically employ larger numbers of part-time workers, are bracing for the biggest increase in costs — 46 percent said they’re expecting costs to increase by a minimum of 3 percent. The health care industry is close behind, with 40 percent expecting that increase in costs.
Ever since Saturday's announcement that Paul Ryan was Mitt Romney's VP choice, team Obama has been in full throat scare mode. The problem is, this time around, the truth is getting out...in a number of outlets. Oh sure, you still have the kool-aid besotted talking heads like Soledad O'Brien, Piers Morgan and Chris Matthews but when you have the real big names like Wolf Blitzer taking Democrats to task, you know the meme has lost it's punch. And with good reason.....
Paul Ryan is committed to radically changing Medicare into a voucher program, and Democrats are hoping that they can turn this fact into an issue that destroys Romney's chances in Florida, a state filled with entitlement-happy seniors that is a must win for the Republicans.
But if Florida seniors were thinking rationally and self-interestedly, this Democratic attack would flop.
Paul Ryan is proposing no changes to Medicare for another 10 years, so anyone currently 55 or older wouldn't be affected at all.
And if you assume that the law won't get passed for a couple years, you can safely assume this issue is 100% irrelevant to anyone 53 or older.
The distinguishing characteristic of Florida is old people, but if the law doesn't even affect anyone who is older than their early 50s, it really shouldn't be a problem in Florida at all.
Like many, I have spent the last 24 hours just digesting the big news of the weekend - Mitt Romney announcing his choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate. One of the reactions that made me angriest and laugh hardest at at the same time was Andrea Mitchell - reporting live for MSNBC.
"This is a base election. This is not a pick for suburban moms, this is not a pick for women."
This is the same Andrea Mitchell who is married to former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, who can afford to live in a Manhattan high rise? How in God's name does she think she even has half a clue of what this (and many other suburban moms like me) go through. We can't afford front row seats to Broadway gala's like Ms. Mitchell does. We can't afford designer clothes like she does. She has no clue what my life is like.
GOP Chair Reince Priebus has a clue.....
New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor (@jodikantor) tweeted the following from Chicago today.
At Obama fundraiser in Chicago. Admission only $51, but room is half full.
Meanwhile, in North Carolina with the Romney/Ryan campaign?
Campaign officials for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tell The Daily Caller that well over 10,000 people attended a campaign rally at High Point’s Absolute Style Furniture showroom Sunday. The campaign estimates that 1,200 people were inside the venue while another 10,000 were outside.
And this was not the first event of the day.
Earlier in the day, Romney and Ryan campaigned at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C. The Hickory Daily Record reported that the two were “greeted by thousands.” The Romney campaign told TheDC that an estimated 4,700 people showed up, with 1,700 people inside the event and 3,000 outside.
11,000+ at one event and 4700 at another. Almost 20,000 come out to see the Romney campaign in one day and a half full room at one of 5 fundraisers for the President today. Is this a foreshadowing of things to come?
Priorities USA's most recent ad drew howls of outrage from the right (and rightly so I might add) for hinting that Mitt Romney's "policies" lead to the death (7 years after the fact) of the wife of a man who was laid off by a company that Bain acquired over a year after Mitt Romney left Bain. Meanwhile back in DC, Erick Erickson brings up a more direct way where President Obama's policies (via Operation Fast and Furious) directly led to the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
First a recap of the Joe Soptic saga:
Mitt Romney and Bain Capital bought GST Steel at some point. Romney left day to day operations of Bain in 1999. Thereafter, Bain offered Joe Soptic a buy out and he refused. Eventually the steel plant went out of business and Joe went on the unemployment line. That happened in 2001.
In 2002 or 2003, Mrs. Soptic injured her rotator cuff and left her job. She lost her insurance. In 2006, she was diagnosed with cancer and died a few days later. It is a terrible tragedy that Mitt Romney had nothing to do with.
It seems Mr. Soptic chose poorly on the buy out offer, lost his job, and would prefer to blame Mitt Romney than anyone else. Priorities USA has set a new standard — Mitt Romney killed a woman, despite being removed from both time of death and decision making.
So Joe Soptic rolled the dice (choosing to stay at his job instead of taking an early buy out package) and lost. Meanwhile, back along the southern US border....
How bad has this campaign gotten on the left? Pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA has release a new ad accusing Mitt Romney of murder! Think I'm being over dramatic? Politico doesn't think so.
The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action lobbed a heavy-duty attack at Mitt Romney this morning, airing an ad that links the closure of a GST Steel plant in Kansas City to the loss of a family’s health insurance — and the death of a woman some time later.
The man speaking in the ad, Joe Soptic, says, “Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that my wife became ill.” Soptic explains he’s not exactly sure when his wife became sick, but that when he took her to the hospital she had undetected, advanced cancer and died 22 days later.
The fun thing about this ad (besides the absolute absurdity of the claim)? CNN goes after the super-PAC by fact checking the ad. Care to guess just HOW false the ad is?
So Sen. Harry Reid claims to have some super-secret information on Governor Romney's tax payment status. It must be true information - after all he was so certain of it that he took to the Senate floor to divulge it - where he can't get sued for slander. The problem with Senator Reid's super-secret information....the only way his source would know this information would be if he/she had HACKED the IRS database (which is a felony) or worked for the IRS and released that information without permission (which is also a felony). Guy Benson explains.....
Even if this "source" at Bain (the identity of whom Reid has valiantly withheld -- on "principle," natch) exists, he would have zero knowledge of Romney's personal income taxes. Do your co-workers have access to your personal taxes? Exactly. This is ridiculous on its face.
Logical Lady Jennifer Rubin asks the million dollar question of this flap. Just how WOULD an mere investor at Bain have seen Romney's taxes?
In the wake of the Aurora Colorado shootings last two weeks ago, Bill O'Reilly brought Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz on to his show to discuss gun law. O'Reilly was in his usual idiotic, bombastic, not letting the guest get a word in edgewise form. One of the key exchanges in the video...
Rep. Chaffetz (R-UT) to Bill O'Reilly on keeping track of guns: “That’s absolutely not true. If you buy a fully automatic weapon, you have to go get a tax certificate from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in order to do that. You have to pass a fingerprint background check.”
O’Reilly countered, “You can buy an AK-47 in this country and no federal agency will know you buy it. And as the guy in Colorado proved, you can buy a mass amount of ammunition on the Internet and nobody’s reporting it.”
He continued, “Here’s my deal and you tell me where I’m wrong. If you sell heavy weaponry – semi-automatics, automatics, ammunition — all you do is you file with FBI and that way the FBI can cross-reference. All right, say the FBI has you on a terror watch list and then it comes in that you’re buying an AK, well the FBI’s going to put you under surveillance.”
This was not the first time in that show that O'Reilly brought up "heavy weapons" ....
- More Selective Outrage
- ACA We Told You So's
- Believe What We Do or Perish
- Fear And Loathing in Chicago
- Hope Sinking
- Back In The Saddle
- Bain Capital = Obama FAIL
- Desperation Time
- Out Sourced?
- More Bad News For Team Obama
- Meme Busting Part 2
- Meme Busting
- About Those Young Voters
- A Steep Climg