Archive for ◊ May, 2009 ◊

Ten Funniest Scenes
Sunday, May 31st, 2009 | Author:

The funny ones from 1997 to 2007

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBFVCaLkbXM[/youtube]

6 min 58 sec

The top 10 from 1986 to 1996

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9wWOn0WxOc[/youtube]

6 min 55 sec

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News Photographers and Photoshop
Saturday, May 30th, 2009 | Author:

An interesting report on the site 10,000 Words about news photos… they provide an expose of 10 news photos that were altered by the photographers.

O’bama, Kennedy — Johnson, Biden… Oh My!
Friday, May 29th, 2009 | Author:

It’s an interesting preview

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6duTolZMGmI[/youtube]

1 min 10 sec

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Colin Powell… a Lousy General As Well
Thursday, May 28th, 2009 | Author:

If you’re looking for a solid analysis on the situation with Colin Powell, check out comments by Doug Ross

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No More Voting “Present”
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 | Author:

An interesting observation from Victor Davis Hanson about O’bama’s speeches:

First, the president clears his throat by trashing Bush and/or the prior administration… Next he evokes his past (three themes usually here: He has lived in a different country; he is of a different race than mainstream America; and, in extremis, his father was of a religion other than Christianity), with a grand finale of pulling all that together to imply to us that if we don’t share his present views, then a rare avatar of hope and change such as himself would never have been president — he being the true reification of what America always could have been (a refined trope of Michelle’s “first time” she was proud of her country.)…

Obama has so far reduced his presidency to two themes: “Bush did it” and “I’m not your normal white male President.” If he keeps this monotony up, at some point even the comedians are going to notice the predictability.

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Who Will Stand-Up to Iranian War Machine?
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 | Author:

Addressing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu said:

“We are faced with security challenges that no other country faces, and our need to provide a response to these is critical, and we are answering the call…. These are not regular times. The danger is hurtling toward us. The real danger in underestimating the threat… the leadership’s job is to eliminate the danger. Who will eliminate it? It is us or no one.”

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Memorial Day… Don’t Forget
Monday, May 25th, 2009 | Author:

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Dimocrats are Out of Touch
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 | Author:

While the country continues a downward spiral in economic and international standing, the Dimocrats are rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.  There is the O’bama administration pushing for new taxes on energy via a cap-and-trade program; there is Dimocrat representative Alan Grayson pushing for a “Paid Vacation” law; and the Dimocrats in California are complaining that citizens there didn’t vote for even more taxes.

Don’t be fooled by brief upsurges in the stock market. I guarantee that O’Bama’s policies are going to promote the downward spiral of our economy.  However, unlike Rush Limbaugh, I don’t want an “walking failure” — i.e., I don’t want the country operating in a catatonic state.  Who wants another 40 months of economic and diplomatic misery with O’bama at the helm?   We’ve already had to suffer with Jimmy Carter… I want “change” in our country’s direction as soon as possible.

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Explaining Political Positions
Friday, May 22nd, 2009 | Author:

A nice simple article from Mike Adams where he explains the differences:

The terms “liberal” and “conservative” are bandied about by many who fail to understand the crucial difference between them… If there is one thing that separates the conservative from the liberal it is his view of human nature…

The conservative sees man as born in a broken state. This tragic view of human nature sees man as selfish and hedonistic by design. This tragic view of human nature also explains why conservatives often speak of religion and family values. Given his selfish nature, man must internalize some reason to behave in pro-social way…

But the liberal sees things differently. Everyone is born “good” with a blank slate. To the extent that people become “bad” it is because “society” corrupted them… And it is why he sees the criminal justice system as one which should focus on rehabilitation. If people were taught to be bad then, surely, they may be taught to be good again.

The conservative Ronald Reagan understood what the liberal Barack Obama does not: When it comes to foreign policy, it is better to be feared than to be loved.

Barack Obama’s incorrect assessment of human nature renders unnecessary any wishes that he will fail in his plans to move America towards a socialist economy. Regardless of whether we want him to fail or just want his policies to fail both will. Human nature demands it.

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Quotes From Uncle Milty
Thursday, May 21st, 2009 | Author:

Great quotes from famed economist Milton Friedman:

“Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.”

“I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so.”

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”

“Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.”

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”

“Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.”

“The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.”

“The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.”