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Did People Rely on Stereotypes?
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 | Author:

Interesting observations about stereotyping in the Wall Street Journal:

“For the most part we do not first see, and then define, we define first and then see. In the great blooming, buzzing confusion of the outer world we pick out what our culture has already defined for us, and we tend to perceive that which we have picked out in the form stereotyped for us by our culture.”

This precis of Gestalt psychology was written by Walter Lippmann in his classic book “Public Opinion” back in 1922. He was explaining how the press thinks — how an editor or reporter decides what to put in his newspaper every morning. You can’t print everything that happened yesterday, and the pressure of deadlines prohibits any serious reflection. The editor operates — can only operate — by applying to the day’s events ideas and categories he already carries around in his head. By applying what Lippmann called “stereotypes.”

Source: The Press Pack: News by Stereotype 

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Obama the Manchurian Marxist Moslem
Monday, March 28th, 2016 | Author:

It’s been more than 8 years since Obama told ‘Joe the Plumber’ that it’s time to spread the wealth.   We most recently having him paling around with his extended chum team in Cuba and Argentina exclaiming that Communism is good for the soul.   Of course, Obama recently remarked for the world press: “There’s Little Difference Between Communism and Capitalism” [the President of the United States exclaiming that Communism is good !?!].    In case you’ve missed it, here are some of his famous quotes over the last 8 years about Islam and Christianity:

  • “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”
  • “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”
  • “Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
  • “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
  • “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”
  • “The Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
  • “I made clear that America is not — and never will be — at war with Islam.”
  • “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.”

I don’t know about the rest of my fellow citizens, but I’ll be very happy when we get someone with a little different perspective on these topics traipsing around the White House…

 

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Equality in Men’s and Women’s Tennis?
Sunday, March 27th, 2016 | Author:

Update

This is rather ironic considering the result tumult around women’s versus men’s tennis… evidently Andy Murray complained that he had to serve a women’s tennis ball that happened to roll onto his court during his match.  Even his comments are rather ironic:

The world No. 2 felt he was mistakenly given a women’s ball while serving on break point in the second set against Denis Istomin, leading to a brief but heated back and forth with chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani. “It’s unacceptable to have one of those balls,” a visibly upset Murray said after losing the point.

Oh, well.  The PC Police tell me that everything is fine…

Source: Andy Murray miffed after mistakenly having to serve with women’s ball

 

March 23, 2016

Politically correct people can deny facts all they want, but reality typically follows the money-trail.  Here is a dose of reality for the critics of Ray Moore and Novak Djokovic… picked up by Sean Randall:

The Miami Open is selling tickets for the men’s and women’s final at DIFFERENT prices when the prize money for both events is equal.The cheapest Saturday WOMEN’S FINAL (which includes the men’s doubles final) ticket is listed at $69.The cheapest Sunday MEN’S FINAL (which includes the women’s doubles final) ticket is listed at $105.

The article ignores the additional important fact that in the major tennis tournaments (e.g., Wimbledon, US Open, etc.) the men play best of 5 sets whereas the women only play best of 3 sets.

Go figure…

Source: Why Do The Miami Open Men’s Final Tickets Cost 52% More Than The Women’s Final?

 

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Israel and the UN
Friday, March 25th, 2016 | Author:

An interesting viewpoint that clearly describes the relationship between Israel and the United Nations… from Abba Eban:

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.

 

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OJ Simpson and Hillary Clinton
Thursday, March 24th, 2016 | Author:

These situations are similar in that both of these public personalities had/have their legal predicaments being played out in public.

It may have been circumstantial evidence, but most of the public was strongly convinced that OJ committed the crime.  Even the civil court finally ruled that OJ was guilty.

Since then, we’ve seen Hillary operate as if she is above the law:

The leading contender for the Democratic Party nomination is under investigation by the FBI on two basic tracks. The first is for national security violations regarding her grossly negligent use of a private email server and unsecured BlackBerry (when traveling abroad!) for all her official business as secretary of state, including housing 22 emails on the server deemed so “top secret” that the State Department has refused to make them public… The second, perhaps even more serious, malfeasance is various crimes related to what is popularly known as influence-peddling performed by then-Secretary of State Clinton with foreign nationals and officials in connection with her multi-million, possibly billion, dollar family foundation.

Just as OJ had a strong constituency that supported him, Hillary has many Democrats who just don’t seem to care about her corruption.

Some people predict that Hillary will never be charged with a crime…

Source: James Comey and Loretta Lynch Hold the Whole Country in Their Hands

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A Liberalist Instead of a Marxist
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 | Author:

A great commentary from Michael Bargo… a few excerpts:

In the past half century, the liberalist has replaced the capitalist as the person who economically exploits the middle class. The term “liberalist” should now be used to denote anyone who profits from public pensions or the regulatory power of government…

The only jobs they create are jobs for more liberalists, force-financed through taxation…They can also increase their wealth through governmental manipulation of two things: public financial policy and the banking system. This exploitation has escalated so rapidly in the last ten years that the taxpayers can no longer afford to support the liberalist class…

The wealth seized by liberalists through borrowing and taxation now exceeds $32 trillion dollars…  Liberalists have used the power of Federal entitlement programs to build their public sector unions and make minority groups beholden to them through the distribution of wealth obtained from others… All of these taxes are nothing but wealth transfer to liberalists.  This is proven by the fact that there are now ten cities in Illinois where all the property taxes taken from workers go only to liberalist pensions.

Source: The Rise of America’s Liberalist Class

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AIPAC and the VAJINOs
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 | Author:

Allow me to go on the record as stating that VAJINOs (Very Abrasive Jews In Name Only) such as Lillian Pinkus don’t speak for me.  You have to be a lunatic to apologize for the extemporaneous and rational response from a group of 18,000 individuals:

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee apologized to President Obama Tuesday for Donald Trump and some attendees cheering the end of his presidency at the group’s policy conference.

While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the president of the United States and our President Barack Obama, Lillian Pinkus, the newly installed president of AIPAC, said Tuesday, joined by the committee’s other lay and professional leaders. While critiquing Obama’ foreign policy initiatives during the conference Monday night, Trump began With President Obama in his final year … Yay! and earned tremendous applause from the 18,000-person crowd at the event in Washington, D.C.

Source: AIPAC apologizes for Trump, crowd reaction

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Dayton Hockey
Sunday, March 20th, 2016 | Author:

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I attended a Federal Hockey League game at Hara Arena, and watched the home team score 4 goals in the first perid.

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Are Government Pensions Forever?
Friday, March 11th, 2016 | Author:

An interesting analysis of the impact of public sector unions:

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in the 1930s that allowing government workers to unionize would be a bad idea. That it would institutionalize their influence over elections and public policy.  That FDR was right is shown by the fact that four of the six biggest campaign contributors to national campaigns are now public sector unions…

In Illinois and California, the highest paid public workers get bonuses that are more than their official salary. In Illinois the highest pensions are over $500,000 a year. In California, $800,000. Over 40 public servants in California earn from one to $2.4 million a year, most of it in bonuses…

There are 19.5 million persons in public pension systems of the US; in California one of every three persons over age 50 now freeloads on a public pension. And while Federal law limits Social Security pensions to $32,000, the highest public pension in CA is $871,000. No laws limit public pensions.

Source: Public Sector Unions Re-establish Involuntary Servitude

The Current Greatest Enemy of Jews
Thursday, March 10th, 2016 | Author:

I’ll give you one guess…

With the clock ticking on two terms that incalculably damaged the cause of peace in the Middle East, President Obama is reportedly planning to dictate terms of an Israeli-Palestinian settlement through the United Nations.

He must not go further down this path of ego, hubris and vengeance. He will not validate the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him in 2009 and never earned. Undercutting the Jewish state, he will only make negotiations more impossible than they already are.

Source: No more harm to Israel, Mr. President

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