Monday, November 12, 2012

The Men Who Built America: How Would They Overcome Today’s Liberal America?

While watching a segment of the History Channel’s spotlight on some of the greatest wealth creators in American history, it struck me as how out of touch these men would be in today’s progressive world:

Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, Ford …The Men Who Built America
Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford. Their names are synonymous with innovation, big business and the American Dream. They built empires. They created incredible advances in technology. They changed the world. HISTORY chronicles the lives of these visionary men in THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, an eight-hour event series premiering Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. on HISTORY. (link)

How would these innovative giants have prospered in today’s atmosphere of the Occupy Wall Street/Class Warfare crowd along with their facilitators in the liberal media?  Where were the women while America was experiencing the greatest level of growth the world has ever known?  More importantly, where were the communist/Marxist redistributionist to ensure these billionaires were paying their fair share?

As a side note, the Obama campaign spent the entire summer (spending vast amount of money), attacking Mitt Romney’s wealth.  Story upon story of Romney’s “hidden assets” spread across the nation with the narrative that some one this wealthy certainly could not have come by it legally, or morally.  Hypocritically, the MSM barely wrote of word of John Kerry’s vast amounts of wealth with the Heinz corporate giant financing his run for president.  Kerry, after all, was a liberal Democrat who championed the narrative of working for the little people, along with the powerfully rich like Teddy Kennedy, yet a Massachusetts Republican Governor was attacked on every level as the rich white guy who couldn't possibly be “in touch” with mainstream America.

Thanks to a two-faced liberal media, (who took every Democrat’s word as gospel), the narrative worked to perfection, as vast amounts of youth and minorities broke the turnout levels of the 2008 presidential election.  The class warfare and class envy---rich v. poor strategy divided the nation further and the tone was set in stone for this 2012 race for Barack Obama.  One could say that even the poor economic conditions helped to feed this frenzy of the haves and the have-nots.  It became irrelevant who was better qualified to bring this economy out of a major recession, or produce employment, real growth, and the return of a working middle class.  Instead, it was who would stand beside this disadvantaged populace with the promise of more entitlements, free education and healthcare, and a package of food stamps in every pot.

Could Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, and Ford stood a chance of surviving/producing such great wealth in this 21st Century under the parameters set forth by today’s liberal media, (and the liberal progressive ideology), that believes American capitalism and individual wealth accumulation is as dead as…….(insert something extinct).  I would submit that today, these innovators and wealth creators would have never had a chance in hell to advance themselves or produce an industrial revolution that made this nation the greatest in the world at producing a middle class with a chicken in every pot and a two cars in every garage---a tv in every room, an x-box, a laptop, an I-phone, you name it.  After all, according to this new generation of “me first in line for the government handout”, these men didn’t build that.  Your government did.

It’s an indictment of perpetual dependency and a disambiguation of American ingenuity, where the wealth creators are met with a plethora of indignation, …….(add a few more adjectives).

(I wonder if any of our younger generation even knows that at one time, (when this nation was facing certain bankruptcy), that it was J.P. Morgan who “bailed out” the country with a direct loan to the federal government.)  There was no Federal Reserve who could simply print more money.  (add some context)

Editor's note: This post is a working draft and will be edited and modified at my discretion.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Obama’s War on Women’s Stupidity ~ The Perfect Parody

In light of Lena Dunham’s “My First Time” reason to vote for President Obama, here’s a perspective that needs to be considered.

This is both brutal and brilliant. Julie Borowski, self-proclaimed token libertarian girl, rips Lena Dunham’s parody apart and in doing so puts into stark focus the Democrat’s war on women’s intellect.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Breaking News: Big Bird is voting for Mitt Romney---Obama Team, Liberals Cry Fowl

Rumors are circulating the internet today that Big Bird has decided that employment in the private sector might be a strong advantage to working for the current government. Sources tell me that the bi-winged feathered character saw President Obama lay an egg in the national debate last week, and prefers Romney’s plan to move the country in a different direction. Big Bird was overheard on an open mic saying his healthcare choices had diminished and the outlook of long-term employment looked beak. “I feel like the canary in the coal mine, just like Obama’s policies, sooner or later they omit a foul odor ” said the Sesame Street legend. It’s also rumored that Bert and Ernie will follow suit, voting for the Republican ticket of Romney/Ryan. The two puppets felt having a hand up their backs, (and enduring some one else speaking for them), reminded them too much of Mr. Obama. Elmo could not be reached for a comment, but his publicist said the furry red monster was overheard talking to himself in the first person.

(satire by Rovin)

Saturday, October 06, 2012

2012 Major League Baseball Playoffs

The Wild-Card games were just that last night---wild. In the controversial single game winner-takes-all format, the Saint Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-3, while the Baltimore Orioles eliminated the defending AL Champion Texas Rangers 5-1.

Braves’ fans said good-bye to the most-likely Hall of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones, (who committed a crucial error in the 4th inning that allowed the Cards to score three times). For the record, the Braves, (who were tops in the Majors in team defense), committed three errors in the game and even out-hit the Cards 12-6, while stranding 10 runners on base. But the real fireworks erupted in the eighth inning:

"But this one-and-done game will be remembered for the eighth inning, when a disputed call on a fly ball that dropped in short left field cost the Braves a chance at extending Jones' career.

The Braves thought they had the bases loaded with one out after the ball dropped between two fielders, who appeared to get mixed up over who had called for it. But left-field umpire Sam Holbrook, who has 11 1/2 years of major league service and previously had worked four playoff series, called Andrelton Simmons out under the infield fly rule -- even though the ball landed at least 50 feet beyond the dirt. When the sellout crowd of 52,631 realized what had happened, and a second out went up on the scoreboard, they littered the field with whatever they could get their hands on."

By the time the “littering” occurred, the “damage” was already done when the Cards’ Matt Holliday homered in the 6th, and scored two more in the top of the 7th, when the Braves committed two more errors, giving the Cards a 6-2 lead.

In the second game, the Orioles added more damage to an already bruised Rangers’ team, who had lost their division lead to the upstart Oakland A’s on the final day of the regular season. Both teams committed two errors apiece as the Birds came away with the 5-1 win, setting a date with the NY Yankees.

Today’s games feature the A’s at the Detroit Tigers at 6:07 PM ET, followed by the Cincinnati Reds at the SF Giants at 9:37 PM ET. Both series will be a best 3 out of 5 format with the first two games being played at Detroit and San Francisco, followed by the last three, (if necessary), in their opponent’s park.

As most baseball fans know by now the A’s stunned the league, (and the Texas Rangers), by finishing an improbable season with a 6-game winning streak that included sweeping the Rangers out of the division. “The first team in major league history to win a division after trailing by five games with less than 10 to play, even as they endured a nine-game losing streak in May and were buried 13 games out of first place as late as June 30.”

The Detroit Tigers won the AL Central Division by finishing with an 8-2 record in their final ten games. The Tigers are starting Justin Verlander, (17-8 with a 2.64 ERA), tonight while the A’s will start 23 year old rookie Jarrod Parker, (13-8, 3.47 ERA). This first game should be a nail-biter.

In the nightcap, the Giants start their ace Matt Cain, (16-5, 2.79 ERA) up against the Reds’ Johnny Cueto, (19-9, 2.78 ERA). Both teams won their divisions handily with Cincy outpacing St. Louis and the Giants leaving their rival Dodgers in the dust, by 9-8 games respectfully. Possible MVP and NL Batting Title winner Buster Posey, (.336, .385 since the all-star break), will lead the Giants offensive cast that includes additions Marco Scutaro, (15 triples), and Hunter Pence, (104 RBI’s--5th in the NL). The Giants also sport a pretty stubborn pitching staff that includes manager Bruce Bochy’s stellar “Bull Pen by Committee”.

The Reds aren’t shy on offense either, with Brandon Phillips, (.281 BA, 163 hits, and 77 RBI’s) and power hitter Jay Bruce, (34 HR’s and 99 RBI’s). Their pitching staff also sports a .334 team ERA, one of the best in the NL. San Francisco leads Cincinnati in total runs scored, (718-669) and team batting average, (.269-.251), but these two teams are closely matched with their respective pitching staffs. This should be a great series to see who moves on to play either Washington or St. Louis for the NL title.

Play Ball!

(Disclaimer: I am a rabid SF Giants fan who has attended Candlestick games all the way back in the 60’s watching Hall of Fame players like Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda, among other greats. The Bleacher Report states that Barry Bonds is the greatest all-time Giant, but that’s BS in my book. Willie Mays will always be heads and tails ahead of any Giant (or arguably any MLB player for that matter), simply because of May’s all around abilities. After the Giants’ first World Series victory since 1954, the 2012 G-men look to be even stronger than the 2010 Champions---we shall see.)

2012 MLB Postseason Schedule ~ Link







Friday, September 28, 2012

Associated Press Still Spreading “Video Meme” in Benghazi Terrorist Attack

How much longer will the liberal/Obama Press continue to ignore the planned terrorist attack on the Libyan consulate? As of today, Sept. 28th, the Associated Press is still “on board”. Sep 28, 3:08 AM EDT Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed By GREG RISLING Associated Press
The full story about Nakoula and the video "Innocence of Muslims" still isn't known more than two weeks after violence erupted in Egypt and Libya, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others were killed in Benghazi. Violence related to the film has since spread, killing dozens more.
Keep up the good work AP.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Random Act of Journalism: Chuck Todd Refutes White House Stance on Benghazi (Video)

Via Breitbart, in what must be called a “random act”, this video has NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd stating the facts about what happened in Benghazi, Libya. Also included is Susan Rice, claiming “there was a significant number of security personnel”.

Once again, the liberal media got “way ahead” of this story by projecting a competent White House and State Department, when in fact, the ineptness of this serious breech in security for our Embassies, (on the anniversary of 9/11), clearly shows deadly leadership failures. Susan Rice should have been ashamed to go on the Sunday news shows perverting her “spontaneous” excuses in this travesty.

(Disclosure: I picked up/used the “random act of journalism” meme from a commenter at Breitbart by the name of Michael---credit where credit is due.)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

We've Heard It All Before

No explanation needed here:

Barack Obama's "rinse and repeat" speech just reeks with a boat-load of empty promises.  Can we really afford four more years this administration's policies? Or its failures to keep any commitments?

"Obama’s pattern is this: Make a promise; break the promise; insist that you’ve kept the promise, and hope the press gives you a free pass. When called out, resort to absurd word parsing." ~ Washington Examiner

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Bill Whittle’s Independence Day Message:

And, national political cartoonist, Michael Ramirez reminds all of us where we stand today, and what we all must do on November 6th.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Supreme Court Says This is a TAX

Don't let your federal government make your health care choices. Elect Mitt Romeny for President. Vote for Republicans in the House and Senate that will promise to repeal ObamaCare, and also promise to create real healthcare reform.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Scarborough Blasting Harry Reid's "Do Nothing Senate"

Morning Joe: Joe’s lambasting Harry Reid’s Senate while interviewing Pat Toomey. Kent Conrad said he was going to do a budget mark-up and then was told to “stand down”. Obama’s narrative that “Congress is obstructive” has been shot down in this video segment.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Game For the Niner History Books

Hard to believe it was thirty years ago yesterday that Joe Montana found Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone in what was called “the catch” to put the Forty Niners into their first Superbowl. It was the beginning of a dynasty in the 80’s that the Niner Faithful had been “faithfully” waiting for. Fast forward to another historic performance at this same Candlestick Park by a quarterback mostly forgotten in this post-season. With all the attention on Tim “terrific” Tebow, Tom Brady, and the hottest QB in the NFL, Drew Brees, it was Alex Smith who conquered the mountains of doubt, reached out, and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Like two great boxers in the final rounds of a championship bout, Drew Brees and his vaunted aerial offense traded gut wrenching blows against Alex Smith and a 49er offense that just refused to quit. With 7:36 left on the clock in the fourth quarter and the Niners hanging onto a 23-17 lead, the two quarterbacks slugged it out in one of the greatest endings in NFL playoff history. Brees and the Saints mounted a classic drive, (9 plays, 79 yards), capping it off with a 44 yard touchdown throw to Darin Sproles. Sproles caught the Brees bullet over the middle at the thirty-seven and ran it in to put the Saints into their first lead of the day, 24-23, bringing the clock down to 4:02. And just like a descending hot air balloon, you could feel the collective exhales of (insert attendance) Niner fans who had seen this scenario before.

But this was just the beginning of the roller coaster ride of emotions both Saints and Forty Niner fans would have to endure. With just over four minutes left on the clock Smith started a drive from his own twenty yard line, and 6 plays, 85 yards later, Smith called his own number on a quarterback bootleg to the left and with (insert guard’s name, Staley) plowing the road out front, ran 28 yards into the end zone to put the Niners back on top 29-24, sending the Candlestick crowd back into a frenzy. The Niners failed on the two point conversion, but left 2:11 on the clock.

The resounding roars of delight would be short lived as Brees, (the master of quick strikes all year), needed only 34 seconds in 4 plays, 88 yards before hitting J.Graham over the middle for a 66 yard scoring play that left Niner defensive backs laying on the ground, and again a deflated crowd in total disbelief. The Saints successfully converted a two point attempt to put the “who dats” back on top 32-29 with only 1:37 left on the clock.

Game over? Not this time!

With little left on the clock and the Niners starting on their own 15 yard line down by three, (and only one time out remaining), Alex Smith took a giant step into the Forty Niner history books with a 7 play, 85 yard drive. On 3rd and 4 at NO 14 with 14 seconds left in the game, Smith fired the final shot heard around the Bay as he hit Vernon Davis in the breadbasket just inside the goal line sending the Niner crowd back into screaming roars of ecstasy, putting the final dagger into the hearts of Saints players and fans, and bringing tears of joy streaming down Davis’s face. BALLGAME!

Many will write about this final drive and the rising stock in a written-off quarterback who had garnered little recognition through out the season. Indeed, the weekend was supposed to be stories about two Superbowl Champion quarterbacks, (Brees and Rogers), and a quarterback that could perform “heavenly miracles” in the eyes of many. But on this day the miracles, and this epic battle belonged to Alex Smith and the Forty Niner Faithful---capturing an improbable victory and sending years of futility down the rabbit hole of football lore. For a brief moment, Niner fans were reminded of those last minutes of “the catch”, (Montana to Clark), but this is 2012, and the heroic final play was Smith to Davis---THE DAGGER.