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Change or Else III: The Media Strikes BACK!

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 20, April 2009 by chockblock

Via Patterico.com:

I’m sick of people knocking embarrassing videos off YouTube with bogus copyright violation claims.

The latest culprit is CNN, a network that was recently embarrassed by a video of reporter Susan Roesgen cutting off tea-party protestors in Chicago, and assailing them with silly liberal talking points. The blog Founding Bloggers showed up on scene and caught her in further arguments with angry citizens who noted her biased coverage. I posted the Founding Bloggers video on Thursday.

At CNN, Frank Sesno scolded Fox News and defended that “reporters” performance. However that’s not enough, CNN has to bring on the lawsuits to keep this embarrassment under wraps.

Patterico fires back:

“In the meantime, I encourage every reader with a YouTube account to upload this video to YouTube. I encourage every blogger reading this to embed this same video to your own site.

We have to stop these thugs from reading fair use out of the law whenever they’re embarrassed.”

Only the people can hold the media machine to the fire.

Change, or Else! Part II: Re-education is good for you…

Posted in rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 18, April 2009 by chockblock

Unable to fight against real evil, the left (any many in the current administration) have been busy with a phony war.

The Department of Homeland Security issues a report about rightwing extremist activity. “It warns that fringe organizations are gaining recruits, but it provides no numbers.” it goes on to target returning veterans. A top democrat was “dumbfounded” by this waste of taxpayers money. Several senators are trying to get specifics from the DHS (First, your report states that “Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to rightwing extremists…” without listing any data to support such a vile claim against our nation’s veterans.)

Yet leftist terrorists (animal rights wackos and eco-thugs) are not mentioned. Nor are domestic terrorists like Bill Ayers and Bernardine_Dohrn.

Veterans have had to face the ugly stereotype of being psycho nut jobs ever since Hollywood started producing movies like ‘First Blood” (written by a man who never went to the war). The American Legion’s national commander, David K. Rehbein has fired back.

In spite of this incomplete, and, I fear, politically-biased report, The American Legion and the Department of Homeland Security share many common and crucial interests, such as the Citizen Corps and disaster preparedness. Since you are a graduate of New Mexico Girls State, I trust that you are very familiar with The American Legion. I would be happy to meet with you at a time of mutual convenience to discuss issues such as border security and the war on terrorism. I think it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are.

What is important is recognizing the enemy. But the left would rather fight strawmen.

Now the taxpayers are rising up against the fiscal spending orgy of the past few months. “Tea Parties” have sprung up around the country.

The left and the media went nuts:

  1. “50,000 Americans assemble peacefully to protest high taxes, massive spending, and endless bailouts, and all the liberal media can do for a week is recycle each other’s lame teabagging jokes on prime time TV? (Michelle Malkin
  2. “Liberal reporters used gutter sexual slang to describe the Tea Party protesters.” (Gateway pundit)
  3. “CNN Correspondent Claims Tea Parties ‘Anti-Government,’ ‘Anti-CNN’” , The report causes CNN to shut down her e-mail inbox due to outpouring of complains. (Newsbusters)
  4. Tea part protester fears for his safety after CNN makes a celebrity out of him. (Gateway Pundit)
  5. “read Henry Rollins’ Dispatches section on his website, and you come across his characterization of the tea parties happening around the country as “Small groups of grouchy white people acting out and being ridiculous,” not only do you realize that Rollins is a self-hating grouchy white person, but also that we have entered a whole new era of Rock ‘n Roll: The Ass-Kissing Years”(Big Hollywood)
  6. “The Left does not care about you, peasants”, a roundup of the non-reaction/denial by what passes for the intelligentsia of the left. (Patterico)

On the real war on terror, the left shoots itself in the foot:

  1. “Networks Use Misleading Gun Statistic in Reporting on Mexican Drug War”, Newsbusters highlights inflated untrue stats about the troubles to the south.
  2. NYT Hyperventilates Over ‘Brutal’ CIA Tactics Via Little Green Footballs comes the Gray lady getting the vapors over rendition and waterboarding while ignoring the torture the terrorists put their captives through.
  3. Al Sharpton: ““Pirates Are the “Voluntary Coast Guard” . . .from Patterico
  4. Ties to Wall Street may spell doom for the Administration’s bank rescue plans. “…because the programs have been designed to help Wall Street rather than create a viable financial system, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said. ” via Bloomberg.
  5. About those Tax Day Tea parties: “IRS workers see double standard on tax errors”(Chicago Tribune)

    “The Treasury secretary, who oversees the IRS, didn’t pay all his taxes. Neither did five other top nominees for the Obama administration, or their spouses.

    Now, as Wednesday’s tax deadline looms, some Americans are wondering why they should comply with the arcane requirements of the Internal Revenue Service when top administration officials failed to do the same. Even some IRS employees are upset at what they see as a double standard.”

The left is even trying to turn our language against us. It seems dissent went from being patriotic to being idiotic and racist.

What will come out of all this?

“Europe had better prepare for its own defense. So should Japan. They may get more expressions of outrage when crises loom, more calls for U.N. action, but not much more than that. Expect a world of more nukes, not fewer — in direct proportion to Obama’s calls for their entire elimination.

In short, we have a return of Jimmy Carter’s postnational idealism, but this time with the charismatic face of a Ronald Reagan. For 40 years we have had well-meaning moral equivalence, utopian pacifism, and multiculturalism taught in our schools, and we are now learning that all that was not just therapy, but has insidiously become our national gospel. The world is hearing a deeply pessimistic view of what America was and is — now offered in mellifluous cadences by a messianic president who not so long ago in more unguarded moments called for more oppression studies and reparations.”
President of the World
The globe is hearing a deeply pessimistic view of what America was and is.

By Victor Davis Hanson

What happens when someone doesn’t want to change, when people don’t want to “hope”?

This:

Hot Crew! : Cruel Black Dove’s lead singer

Posted in HOOAH!, rankers, tech pron, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 14, April 2009 by chockblock

Hottie Anastasia Dimou fronts Cruel Black Dove.

She has a sweet voice and a nice body.

And now some Cruel Black Dove:

Chew on this: Pirates a GO GO

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 14, April 2009 by chockblock

We got Captain Richard Phillips back!

Tasty Links and :

  1. The Wikipedia article on the shipMV Maersk Alabama
  2. Dumb network blonde feels sorry for the pirate scum, tries to cover her hiney. (Newsbusters), Progressives stay classy as well. (Confederate Yankee)
  3. The First Dog has some reservations about his position in the Obama Whitehouse. (U.K. Telegraph via Ace of Spades)
  4. Before anybody gets carried away giving the Administration all the credit for the rescue, a note for Ace of Spades
  5. Meanwhile, the Democrat’s propaganda machine New York Times, runs a column asking for “Realpolitik on Iran“. Author Roger Cohen gets taken to school by the Wall Street Journal’s Michale Rubin. Via Patterico.com
  6. Rest easy, the U.N. has finally decided that North Korea’s missile launch was in fact serious, strongly worded memo to follow. (Patterico.com)
  7. The Associated Press Continues to drink the haterade over those internet bloggers. (Stop the ALCU)
  8. Canada’s Army has battery problems, the Japanese fight pirates with”device that feels like …a hundred nagging girlfriends in my brain screaming at me” (War is Boring)
  9. Australia rejects irregular naval warfare and focus on the Chinese threat. (Naval Open Source Intel.)

HOT CREW! Chinese Fighter Pilots

Posted in ADA, army life, army training, guns, HOOAH!, tech pron, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 11, April 2009 by chockblock

It seems that The People’s Republic of China is prepping their first crop of female fighter pilots:

So China’s first batch of female fighter pilots is getting ready to graduate. And, naturally, Beijing’s official news agency is covering it, with a photo gallery. The first few pictures are what you’d expect: shots of cockpits and square-topped hat, (Source Wired.com)

CHANGE -or else!

Posted in politcs, rankers, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11, April 2009 by chockblock

It seems that the current administration still thinks that it’s October 2008. They seem stuck on campaign mode. Worse, they seem to be taking whole pages from Orwell’s 1984:

Time.com: Thursday, Apr. 02, 2009
How Obama Is Using the Science of Change
By Michael Grunwald

Two weeks before Election Day, Barack Obama’s campaign was mobilizing millions of supporters; it was a bit late to start rewriting get-out-the-vote (GOTV) scripts. “BUT, BUT, BUT,” deputy field director Mike Moffo wrote to Obama’s GOTV operatives nationwide, “What if I told you a world-famous team of genius scientists, psychologists and economists wrote down the best techniques for GOTV scripting?!?! Would you be interested in at least taking a look? Of course you would!!”
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