Archive for ◊ March, 2016 ◊

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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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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Attending the NCAA First Four
Thursday, March 17th, 2016 | Author:

Missy (the prettiest basketball coach) and I attended the four NCAA tournament basketball games at UD Arena.  We did our best rooting against that team from the cesspool up north, but they won their nightcap game anyways.

Michigan First Four Foul

Michigan half-time score

 

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Jury Duty Humor
Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Author:

A man was chosen for jury duty who very much wanted to be dismissed from serving. He tried every excuse he could think of but none of them worked.
On the day of the trial he decided to give it one more shot. As the trial was about to begin he asked if he could approach the bench.

“Your Honor,” he said, “I must be excused from this trial because I am prejudiced against the defendant.”

“Oh?” the judge said.

“Yes!” the man replied. “I took one look at the man in the blue suit with those beady eyes and that dishonest face and I said ‘He’s a crook! He’s guilty, guilty, guilty’ So your Honor, I could not possibly stay on this jury!”

The judge replied, “Get back in the jury box. You are just the kind of juror we are looking for — a good judge of character.”

“But your honor!” the man protested. “How can you say that?!”

“Because,” the judge said, “that man is the defendant’s lawyer.”

Hat tip to Jumbo Joke

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Miss and Sis at Flyers Game
Saturday, March 12th, 2016 | Author:

Missy and Sharon attended the Dayton Flyers basketball game at the A-10 tournament in Brooklyn.  They had loads of fun at the game and they even ran into my buddy, Slick.

Since the Flyers won the game handily, we’re pretty certain that the Skale girls are the good luck charms for the team from Dayton.

miss sharon ud a10 ny

 

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