September 4, 2010

At the Cool Reflection Café...

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... you may coolly reflect (or spout off passionately). It's another open thread. That's all.

55 comments:

Robert W. said...

Here is a superb article outlining the severe bias of the MSM. GREAT examples are provided!

Hagar said...

For 40+ years I have said that the Democrats won't get off their Depression Era thinking until they have a Depression of their very own, and I think it likely that they now will have one.

victoria said...

Boy, Robert. Now there is a totally unbiased article. (can you catch the sarcasm in my tone)

Vicki

victoria said...

Here is my thread, it is going to be 106 here today, hottest day of the year. Going to see my 88 year old father on his birthday. Widowed 2 years ago, hasn't been the same since. My heart breaks a little every day for him.

Vicki

George said...

Speaking of cool reflections, here is Zombie's take on "Proposals for an Educational Renaissance."

Discuss among yourself (sic).

victoria said...

I guess that's why I put my daughter in private school. Nothing like the basics. She is a great writer, can conjugate verbs in at least 2 languages, can balance her own checkbook without the aid of a computer (I can't even do that) and can speak in front of a crowd, with ease. She actually knows current events and can carry on a conversation with everyone from the CEO of a bank to a cab driver. Believe me the cab driver is probably her worst critic and the toughest sell. My husband was educated in public schools 40 years ago, when it was great. Too bad we can't scrap it and start over. Or, get those nuns back with the rulers. Sometimes the greatest motivators.


Vicki

Fen said...

victoria: Boy, Robert. Now there is a totally unbiased article. (can you catch the sarcasm in my tone)

Examples with links to the orginal source are provided:


an abbreviated list of examples.

1.Chris Math: Palin Supporters Racist -- 'White vs. Other People'
2.Cynthia Tucker - 45% to 65% of townhall protesters are racist
3.Tea Party Opposition to Minimum Wage Racially Suspect
4.Tea Partiers Are All Racists Who Hate Black President
5.Howard Dean; 'Lost Souls' follow 'Racist-Hate-Monger' Beck
6.CNN - Racial Tinge To Tea Party Movement
7.NYT's Krugman Sees Racism Among Town Hall 'Mob'
8.Variety Columnist Accuses Fox News of Catering To Racial Fears
9.MSNBC's: White Working Class Voters Racist
10.Journolisters Plot To Change The Conversation About Rev Wright


But I can see how it would be easier for you to just cover your eyes.

victoria said...

Those articles sound accurate to me.

Tea partiers give me the creeps. Like Scientologists.

Vicki

reader_iam said...

George: With regard to the homeschooling section of Zombie's post, specifically his (her?) suggestions about networking, resources and so forth, it's all already being done in many places, including my area. He's (she's?) a little behind the curve, in my opinion. (We're a homeschooling family.)

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Fen said...

Victoria: Tea partiers give me the creeps.

Yes, antibiotics always give parasites get "the creeps"

Maybe you can provide examples of why the Tea Party gives you the creeps. I'm betting you cant, because your distaste is programmed by the propaganda you've swallowed.

You've been trained to hate Goldstein, so you won't be able to explain the reasons why you hate him. You just know you are supposed to.

Paddy O said...

"Like Scientologists."

Vicki, I bet you love that new addition to Old Town.

Quayle said...

I guess that's why I put my daughter in private school.

Victoria, I would have guessed that you would be against private schools as elitists enclaves that are only established to get their privileged students away from the unwashed masses.

Fen said...

I would have guessed that you would be against private schools as elitists enclaves that are only established to get their privileged students away from the unwashed masses.

"The Left doesn't really believe in the things they lecture the rest of us about" - Fen, 2004

ironrailsironweights said...

Reflections in a calm pond are nice. Unless they're reflections of shaved women.

Peter

edutcher said...

Very nice pic. Cool, calming, soothing.

I'd love to do something like that here if it weren't so chilly - 58F.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Glad to see Althouse got her duckweed problem under control.

Donald Douglas said...

That is a mofo-ing awesome picture, if you don't mind my saying!

HDHouse said...

Hagar said...
.. thinking until they have a Depression of their very own, and I think it likely that they now will have one."

Why do we want one of our own when the Republicans hand us one ever 30 or so years...? huh?

HDHouse said...

Instead of all the fighting..how about something as pretty as Ann's picture?

knox said...

My son's 5th birthday party is today. I just got done making John Deere cupcakes.

He's receiving a load of hot wheels track and a some Rokenbok stuff off of ebay.

Hagar said...

Presidents come and presidents go, but "the system" stays.

And the system we have now was created by Democrats from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton over the last 80 years yet - like Hoover back when - all they have to tell us is, "Hold on people, prosperity is just around the corner!"

mesquito said...

Victoria, I would have guessed that you would be against private schools as elitists enclaves that are only established to get their privileged students away from the unwashed masses.

Victoria's daughter, like Victoria herself, is special, you see. Public school is for the little people.

El Pollo Real said...

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow

edutcher said...

HDHouse said...

Hagar said...
.. thinking until they have a Depression of their very own, and I think it likely that they now will have one."

Why do we want one of our own when the Republicans hand us one ever 30 or so years...? huh?


No, the Demos always wreck the economy (CRA, subprime mortgages auto bailouts, overtax the producers of wealth...) and the military and national security. The Republicans always have to clean up the mess with sound economic policy (deregulation, lower taxes, cut spending...).

HDHouse said...

edutcher said...
"The Republicans always have to clean up the mess with sound economic policy.."

ahhh an inhabitant of a planet with two moons....

Irene said...

knox, what are "John Deere Cupcakes"? Are they green and yellow?

I am hosting a knitting tea this afternoon. I just finished making a Zucchini Chocolate Cake. Moist.

Although it's a "knitting tea," I am serving coffee. I don't like tea. Tea is for sick people.

Fen said...

Garage; ahhh an inhabitant of a planet with two moons....

More projection.

Thats why your only retort to this:

the Demos always wreck the economy (CRA, subprime mortgages auto bailouts, overtax the producers of wealth...) and the military and national security. The Republicans always have to clean up the mess with sound economic policy (deregulation, lower taxes, cut spending...).

is ad hom. But we cant fault you for following the directions on your talking points: "if its not covered here, fax in a request for a rebuttal and launch personal attacks until it arrives.

c3 said...

Two unrelated issues.

First as an Arizonan, I have to ask, what is the political sense in this.

The Justice Department's civil rights division sued the Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona, seeking damages from schools for having "intentionally committed document abuse discrimination."...
On one hand, employers have been told they need to do more to verify that their workers are legal and authorized to work in the United States. Federal immigration law says hiring "an unauthorized alien" can result in fines of up to $3,000 per worker. However, another provision of the same law bars employers from requesting "more or different documents" than are needed to prove a noncitizen's legal status.


Second as a physician. Perversely this is good.

The share of the premium paid by workers jumped 3 percentage points to 30 percent. In the dozen years the survey has been conducted, the employee share of family coverage has never topped 28 percent and has never risen more than 2 percentage points in a single year.

In past years, employers typically have shared the increase in health costs with workers. This year, employers' contribution to the premium remained flat on average, the survey said.


The more we can get the consumer involved in cost considerations, the more when can push the price of healthcare DOWN

edutcher said...

Thanks, Fen. I can only I add that I have to go by history. HD goes by the charts of the Gypsy seer.

Chip Ahoy said...

I sense and urgency building to photograph water while it's still liquid.

HDHouse said...

@edutcher...

anyone who either accepts or praises the "help" provided by Fen is a lost soul indeed.

One of you needs to pick a partner with a brain who can actually do something with the real world.

By the way, numbnuts (plural), if the tax "cuts" to the wealthy were such a red hot idea how come the budget blew up under Bush and we had the horrible recession? Just a quesion...you know...grounded in reality and the world as it really is and not one requiring tin foil hats and moonbeams.

You guys are soooo easy.

Fen said...

HDHouse: blah lost soul blah brain blah real world blah numbnuts (plural) blah Bush Bad blah grounded in reality blah world as it really is blah tin foil blah moonbeams blah soooo easy.

I'm counting this as another meltdown.

Thanks for the entertainment, Libtard. Keep beating your fists on the floor.

Trooper York said...

victoria, God Bless your Dad. I hope you can bring him some solace in his loneliness. Sometimes sharing memories of the good times can be of some solace. I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day

HDHouse said...

@fen....who once again can't answer a simple question.

every the idiot.

Fen said...

HDLibtard: can't answer a simple question.

Educator already answered your silly little question, and I doubt I could dumb it down for you more than:

"the Demos always wreck the economy (CRA, subprime mortgages auto bailouts, overtax the producers of wealth...) and the military and national security. The Republicans always have to clean up the mess with sound economic policy (deregulation, lower taxes, cut spending...)."

Is there a specific line you're having trouble with, Libtard? Or would you rather we distill it down to a bumper sticker slogan that won't tax your little libtard brain?

edutcher said...

HDHouse said...
@edutcher...

anyone who either accepts or praises the "help" provided by Fen is a lost soul indeed.

One of you needs to pick a partner with a brain who can actually do something with the real world.

By the way, numbnuts (plural), if the tax "cuts" to the wealthy were such a red hot idea how come the budget blew up under Bush and we had the horrible recession? Just a quesion...you know...grounded in reality and the world as it really is and not one requiring tin foil hats and moonbeams.

You guys are soooo easy.


The budget blew up under The Zero, who spent as much in one year as Dubya did in 8. The recession is the work of Willie's subprime mortgages and Countrywide Dodd and Slobbering Barney's corruption. Dubya tried multiple times to put an end to it, but your boy, The Zero, was point man in torpedoing those efforts.

HD's questions are grounded in the same reality that says Albert Gore, the Living Redwood, invented the Internet.

History is easy, but you have to read it.

PS The rich are the ones who produce the wealth and the jobs. Overtaxing them, the way George Mitchell did in '91, has always turned out badly. That's what has made "Recovery Summer" this decade's Pet Rock.

Youngblood said...

Robert W.,

The problem that I have with the American Thinker's list is that most of them are from MSNBC.

Is there anyone out there who doubts that MSNBC is Left wing?

If you want to know whether the mainstream news media is biased, consider the following:

Attacks against military recruiting stations have become an epidemic over the last five years. These attacks range from petty vandalism to arson and bombings. They are committed by Left-wing anti-war radicals.

The mainstream news media has completely ignored this. It's not even on the radar. Someone receiving their information primarily through the mainstream media wouldn't even know about these attacks.

Do you have any doubt that things would be different if Right-wing had been attacking, say, Acorn offices in the same way?

(Note: I'm not talking about the murder of Pvt. William Long in Arkansas at the hands of a radical Islamist terrorist, which did get national coverage. I'm talking about the steady drumbeat of attacks on recruiting stations by people who self-identify as Left-wing activists, which hasn't.)

Jennifer said...

knox, your baby is five!? (Happy Birthday to him, by the way.) That wowed me for a moment, but I guess mine just started second grade. Time flies. Even in cool ponds.

America's Politico said...

On Tuesday, real fun starts!

This is the beginning of the end of the GOP.

Watch how GOP self destructs.

Watch the victory of Democrats everywhere.

N.B.: All my clients (of course, in the Democratic Party) won their primaries. I have 100% track record. I expect this not to change in Nov. 2010 or 2012.

Trooper York said...

Is America's Politico really James Carville after he had a stroke?

Salamandyr said...

Since it's an open thread, I thought I'd announce, at 2:15 yesterday afternoon, my wife gave birth to our first child, a daughter, weight 10 lbs. 5 oz. All are healthy. Happy birthday little Megwyn!

Irene said...

Congratulations, Salamandyr!

That's a big girl!

HDHouse said...

now now edutcher...calm down. i admit that bush didn't do a thing for 8 years except give it away to his cronies....

but you haven't answered the question...tax cuts were given to the ultra rich and nothing happened as a result...so why do you want to continue the practice? i don't follow your reasoning (that's a joke...i'm being ironic)..so enlighten us all by answering a question you guys keep ducking...if tax cuts for the rich are such a splendid idea how come a recession happened?

surely you can take your tin foil beenies off for a bit and think real hard for some moronic answer.....i mean...we know you are fine with moronic answers...

Ralph L said...

Overtaxing them, the way George Mitchell did in '91
Hoover doubled the top rate from 25% to 50% in 1931. It worked so well, FDR raised it even higher.

victoria said...

Paddy, makes me sad to see the Braley Building so changed. They kicked all the tenants out and took over. Grrrrr

The creepy feeling I have for the tea party people is totally visceral. I think that when anyone incorporates God in to their message and believes that they are on a mission from God, I step back. Well, except for the Blues Brothers.


Vicki

Hagar said...

c3,

Individuals within the U. S. Department of Justice are using the resources of the United States Government to conduct a political war on Arizona on their personal ideological grounds.

Fen said...

victoria: The creepy feeling I have for the tea party people is totally visceral. I think that when anyone incorporates God in to their message and believes that they are on a mission from God, I step back. Well, except for the Blues Brothers.

Yah, that whole "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" and "one nation under God" thing... creepy stuff.

But the Blues Brothers, yes, very hip...

If ever there was an argument as to why America no longer deserves to exist, Victoria has made it here today.

The irony is that she probably worships Gaia or The State or Our Dear Leader instead.

Or Herself. That seems to be a common pattern on the Left these days. Hell, they even elected a Narcissist as their Dear Leader.

Mark said...

This is worth reading, and upon reflecting:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ap-interview-author-leaving-home-next-to-palins/

victoria said...

Sorry Fen, wrong again. What you don't know about me would fill Dodger Stadium. I worship no one.

No, I actually believe in the constitution and the bill of rights and the other amendments. I think the Tea partiers cloak themselves in the constitution but they don't believe in it. They use God as a hammer and a convenient shield. They want to deny the right to choose to women, with or without government support. I don't like Obama much but I would much rather have him in office than McCain (Who sold his soul to get elected) and Palin (who has no soul).



Vicki

Timon said...

I haven't followed the news on Palin since McCain lost the election for her and she got hounded out of office. Is it the common judgment of mankind that the 2008 election did her a disservice, and sucked her into a fame trap she had been eluding due to the remoteness of Wasilla and Alaska, and that that distance has proven unbridgeable in any case? Oh, that's right. I don't care.

Hagar said...

the object being to wear down opponents and exhaust their financial resources by endless "discovery" requests.

The Federal Government can keep you in court forever regardless of the merits of the suits.

Fen said...

Victoria: Sorry Fen, wrong again. What you don't know about me would fill Dodger Stadium.

No. I know you as well as you know the Tea Partiers. By your own standard, I get to make all kinds of unfounded assumptions about you.

I worship no one

You worship yourself.

They want to deny the right to choose to women

And you want sex so bad, you're willing to kill for it. You're a Monster.

See how that works? One set of assumptions deserves another.

Anglelyne said...

victoria: I think that when anyone incorporates God in to their message and believes that they are on a mission from God, I step back.

I hadn't noticed that belief in God's will was a prerequisite for fanaticism and destructive self-righteousness. If anything, I'd say the god-botherers have been falling behind of late in the holier-than-thou leagues. Shame, really, their ceding the laurels to a bunch of panty-waist liberals.