“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Trayvon Martin story has taken on a race life of it's own

It's all about race now.....

From katu.com -- PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.

The March 14 beating in Palmdale was captured on video and posted on YouTube, but has since been removed from the site. The seven boys, ages 13 to 16, were arrested Wednesday for investigation of assault and committing a hate crime, Lt. Don Ford said.

The video shows as many as 10 boys surrounding the victim and challenging him to a fight. The suspects then began hitting the teen while others watched.

During the beating, the teens made racially derogatory statements that were captured on the video, Ford said.

After the victim fell to the ground, the assailants kicked him multiple times in the head, knocked out several teeth and left shoe impressions on his skin.

Who couldn't have predicted this given the way the media gleefully advanced the race angle to this story? If the police in Florida don't handle this correctly, there might be race attacks in every city in the US on suspected Hispanics and whites, by blacks. The media, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the black caucus in Congress aren't doing anything to prevent it. I think the guilty white media want a race war. How much fun would that story be to cover with phony, self-righteousness indignation?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Obama doesn't like the lottery

With the Mega-millions lottery reaching $560million, stupid people in droves are buying up tickets using money they should be spending on groceries, clothes, and health care. Obama thinks the lottery "targets" those who can least afford to buy tickets.....

From FoxNews -- In 2000, then State Senator Barack Obama slammed the Illinois lottery on a Chicago talk show as he felt it targeted "lower income" people who spent money they "don't necessarily have"

Obama cites “studies” that indicated more lottery tickets were sold “among working class folks” than in “well to do areas”…

Working class people are working class because they make decisions that keep them in the working class....such as wasting money on lottery tickets. Well to do people are well to do because they make decisions that make them wealthy....such as saving and investing money rather than wasting it on gambling.

Lotteries don't target people, people target themselves.

Supreme Court considers judicial activism?

The Obama-care law, as written, is 2,700 pages long and literally nobody important has read it, not the lawmakers who stupidly passed it and not the Supreme Court judges who're going to rule on it. The lynch-pin for the whole health care house of cards is the individual mandate, which is clearly unconstitutional. But the judges seem to be hinting that they might consider partially allowing other parts of the law to stand, having given weight to the consequences of striking it down.

Should the Supreme Court ever consider the consequences of their actions, or just rule up or down on the constitutionality of a law? Parsing the health care law is equal to the court deciding for itself what it thinks is good law and expands dramatically the role of the judicial branch in law making. In fact, the judicial branch has NO role in law making, only in ruling on the constitutionality of that law after it's passed.

Judicial activism is bad because it blurs the lines between the proper and respective roles of the three branches of government. Let's hope they decide to rule "Yea" or "Nay" on the entire health care law and let the chips fall where they may. That's how the Constitution was written.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

January Jones consumed her placenta?

Did you know that Madmen star January Jones is an advocate of maternal consumption of the placenta(she had hers dried, ground into powder, and put into gelatin capsules), but many people eat the placenta as if it's any other meat in a dish.

Her rationale is that the placenta is rich in the hormone oxytocin which promotes bonding, milk production, and ameliorates postpartum depression. If she had stopped there, I'd have a little more respect for her ideas, but she also added that humans are the only mammals that don't eat their placentas. Here are a few of the comments I read about that......

-Thank you yahoo, for that lovely mental image. Does anyone want the rest of my burrito?

-Animals do it to eliminate the smell that might attract predators for god sake.
The only predators around hospitals are ambulance chasing lawyers.

-Animals do it to replace lost nutrients... people do it for attention or because they are idiots.

There is no doctor-supported evidence that consuming the placenta is beneficial, though nor is it harmful. My guess is it's just the popular thing to do among Hollywood weirdos, who let's face it, had the kid in the first place because it's a popular accessory in Hollywood right now. But I'll tell you this, if you're a new father, it changes the whole concept of, "Honey, make me a sandwich."

Spike Lee is an idiot

Race-centric Spike Lee re-tweeted the home address of George Zimmerman, the reason being obvious...to incite violence on the Zimmerman family from angry Floridians as a way to avenge the death of Trayvon Martin which they see as having been racially motivated, primarily because the media advanced the racist narrative from minute one and haven't deviated from it. It's too good a story to check.

The only problem is that Spike tweeted the wrong address and stupid Floridians hell-bent on revenge ended up terrorizing an elderly couple who have a son named George Zimmerman, but who is entirely unrelated to the shooter. They had to leave home and move into a motel. I wonder if good old Spike will apologize and pick up the motel bill....I'll be pleasantly surprised if he does. 

Justice Kennedy sums up the problem with Obama-care in this one statement

Justice Kennedy, known to be the swing vote on any Supreme Court rulings, had this refreshingly ominous statement regarding Obama-care....

From FoxNews -- And here the government is saying that the Federal Government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases and that changes the relationship of the Federal Government to the individual in the very fundamental way.

Exactly! If the government can force you to buy health-care insurance for your own good, then it can force you to buy brussel sprouts for your own good; a cell phone for your own safety; or cable TV so you can get emergency alerts.

No amount of "public good" outweighs the awfulness of government being able to compel, under penalty of law, individuals to engage in commerce. The federal government cannot create by force, interstate commerce, just so they can regulate it. Let's hope this marks the beginning of the end of Obama-care.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Trayvon Martin gets the friendly media treatment, George Zimmerman, not so much

Want to know how the media slants the stories they report to reflect their preconceived narrative? Look no further than the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. According to Glen Beck, these are the images the media decided to show us and other pictures of the same people without the benefit of a slanted media that already has it's conclusions....

The media narrative of a young black kid being targeted and viciously murdered by a racist half Jew half Hispanic was served perfectly as long as they could use the most innocent-looking picture of their victim and the most menacing picture of their murderer. Look at the other pictures....would you have had the same sympathetic reaction to the shooting if the media had shown you those pictures instead?

I wonder if Obama would claim the picture of Trayvon Martin on the left saying, "if I had a son, he'd look like that."? I seriously doubt it.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood to receive money from US taxpayers

In a speech a while back, President Obama announced that if congress didn't sign off on his agenda, then his administration would just do it unilaterally. This difference between what congress wants and what Obama wants is no clearer than in Egypt where the radical Muslim Brotherhood has control of the country....evidently with the approval of Obama. Sec. State Clinton announced that the US would resume payments of $1.5billion of US taxpayer money each year to prop up the Egyptian military.

Even deranged democrats like Patrick Leahy see what a mistake it is to underwrite radical, violent Islamism. Human rights have never been worse in Egypt than now and chaos is still the order of the day. Why would we invest $1.5billion in a violent faction of Islam with a history of anti-western rhetoric? Obama consciously refuses to see radical Islam for what it is, the enemy of America.

Automatons for Obama

In Virginia an 8th grade teacher forced his students to conduct opposition research on republican candidates, looking for weaknesses and political vulnerabilities, and forward their reports to the Obama campaign. No such assignment was made for Obama.

Vladimir Lenin said, "Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever."

For statism to succeed, the statists must have control of primary education. That's the way they indoctrinate children to believe in no power higher than government and that government is the answer to all of society's ills. The NEA is in obedient lockstep with the Obama administration's intent to create millions of democrat, automaton voters of the future to guarantee democrats stay in power.

The liberal brainwashing of kids and the compulsory idolatry of Obama in government indoctrination centers is as sickening as it is predictable, knowing what we know about progressives' government-first agenda.

Somebody find a deprogrammer, quick!

H/T to Moonbattery for the pic.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Obama, no foreign-policy wizard he

I realize there is probably more American history in this one post than you probably had in your entire government-high school career, but here are 5 of the top foreign policy doctrines in recent American history:

*The Monroe Doctrine which states that any attempt by a foreign government to control the affairs of a nation that the US recognizes as independent will be taken as action against the US herself. It was intended to, and it did seriously crimp England's practice of imperialism.

*The Truman Doctrine, also known as "the doctrine of containment", described the practice of assisting with money, equipment, and military force, any country that was struggling against communism.

*The Carter Doctrine stated that any attempt by a nation to prevent the free commercial movement of oil by consolidating control of the Persian Gulf, specifically by the Soviet Union, would be seen as directly hostile to the US and would be met with whatever was necessary, including military means. The Persian Gulf remains free today.

*The Reagan Doctrine was an overt extension of the Truman Doctrine, by which we aided not only nations but rebel forces who fought communism. The Reagan Doctrine partially led to the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall.

*The Bush Doctrine which was in direct response to 9/11. It stated basically that any country who harbors or sponsors terrorist activity will be treated like the terrorists themselves. It was our public warning to the world that we will prevent another terrorist attack by rooting out the terrorists where they are now, no matter what country harbors them. We won't wait to be attacked again.

You might be wondering where The Obama Doctrine is on this list. Well, the unintended consequences of the Obama Doctrine are so embarrassing, you're not likely to find it in any text books any time soon. They call it The R2P Doctrine which stands for "Responsibility to Protect". Essentially it explains our policy in the recent Arab-Spring uprisings. Always take the side of the put-upon civilians against their oppressive government. Citizens who we naively believe will organize after we topple their government and form a US-friendly democracy. Obama stated it specifically as our reason for intervening in Libya: "we have a responsibility to protect the citizens" he said.

We hoped for that in Algeria, Egypt, and Libya and we're hoping for it in Syria and possibly Iran, but what has happened where governments were toppled with or without our help? In Algeria, Egypt, and Libya something far worse is happening...chaos, violence, tribalism, and disorganization. The weapons and refugees are flowing into neighboring countries threatening to destabilize them too. Thanks to Obama's R2P doctrine, North Africa and the larger middle east is far more unstable and likely to get worse than it was before we "helped". This is why you won't see the administration or the media recognizing the 1-year anniversary of our intervention in Egypt and Libya.....it failed utterly and made the US look weak, inept, and uninsightful that we didn't see this eventuality.

Occupy vermin are obsessed with their own waste

To mark the anniversary of the stupid and pointless Occupy movement, drug-addled hippies vandalized NYC bank lobbies with vats of their own waste. Why New Yorkers put up with this and don't just shoot them on sight, is beyond me.

It is telling that not one democrat, including Obama himself, has denounced these diseased animals for this sort of anti-social, nay criminal, act. It is because the entire movement is funded and directed by labor-union thugs. No democrat will say anything negative about anything union criminals do.

I hope in November when people are in the voting booth, they remember that Obama has chosen to associate himself with these criminals.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Southern Miss. pep band composed of retards

The Southern Miss. Golden Eagles were playing Kansas State in the NCAA basketball tournament when a K-State player, Angel Rodriguez, came to the free-throw line. The S. Miss. pep band started chanting, "Where's your green card" to try to distract him from making the free throws.

What a bunch of ass-holes!

Not only did these morons expose themselves as racists, but as dumb racists. Turns out Rodriguez is from Puerto Rico, not Mexico. Any remedial student of American history can tell you that according to the Treaty of Paris in 1898, Spain ceded the island to the US as a protected territory and Puerto Ricans have been US citizens since 1917 and as such, need no special papers to enjoy the benefits of citizenship.

Hilariously, an embarrassed Southern Miss promptly withdrew these idiots' scholarships, pending completion of a racial sensitivity class, I think.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Obama: "Vacations for me, but not for thee"

Against travel warnings about Mexico because of rampant drug-cartel violence, King and Queen Obama sent their 13 year old daughter and 12 of her friends, apparently at taxpayer expense, on a Spring Break odyssey to Oaxaca. The girls will be protected by 25 secret service agents as well as Mexican police.

I have a few questions:

*What responsible parents send a 13 year old on Spring Break to one of the most dangerous countries in the world, given the horrible example it will set for other American families, who might do the same thing, but who cannot afford secret service protection for their kids?

*25 secret service agents? At what cost? Can the agents legally protect with deadly force any of Malia's friends too?

*How much of this vacation are taxpayers paying for? 

*Why is the media scrubbing this story from the Internet entirely? When the President of the US can successfully "request" that already published news stories be expunged from the Internet, how can that media call itself anything but a propaganda mouthpiece for the administration?  

While many American families cancel vacations, the Obama's live like the entitled royalty they believe themselves to be.

The sordid corruption of Obama

You knew there had to be a reason Obama came out with an algae solution to the national energy price problem. Now we find out what it is.....as is always the case with Obama, a political payoff, nothing more...

From FoxNews -- Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration’s controversial stimulus package, and is poised to receive millions more as part of the president’s recent efforts to promote green biofuels such as algae.
The firm employs a former member of the Obama-Biden transition team who, according to one online bio, “played a key role in developing the energy provisions in the economic stimulus bill.”

Granting political favors with taxpayer money, and masquerading it as serious energy policy is the epitome of corruption and sleaziness, or as the Obama administration calls it....Tuesday.  

Monday, March 19, 2012

The US stupidly contemplates military action in Syria

As the violence in Syria worsens and civilians by the hundreds die at the hands of the corrupt military as directed by Bashir Assad(and possibly his wife), the US once again is wondering what our military options are. From TheNewRepublic --

A punitive naval or air operation to encourage a coup against Assad

A broader Balkans-like campaign to help depose Assad

Creation of a safe zone for Syrian civilians

Direct military intervention isn't possible yet as the Syrian army is still very intact and strong. That said, I'd like to offer my measured and reasonable US response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis.....


How is this our business? Are we not embroiled in enough civil wars, Arab springs, overseas contingency operations, terrorist hunts, and peacekeeping missions for one country? It's as if every time a little fighting breaks out, anywhere in the world, we get ready for a military assault by land, sea, and air on the perceived bad guys.

Let Assad and his wife slaughter every civilian if they want. It's not our fight to have. We have no interests there. If Obama meddles in Syrian affairs and loses one US service member's life to a half-assed peace-keeping or humanitarian mission, even the deranged democrats who were still going to vote for him will abandon him in droves.

Elle Macpherson, useful idiot

Supermodel has-been Elle Macpherson demonstrates on the Howard Stern show why she's popular for her body, not her mind....

From Newsbusters -- HOWARD STERN: Who should be the next President of the United States Elle MacPherson, go ahead.

ELLE MACPHERSON: I think Obama’s going to do it.

STERN: You like Obama?
MACPHERSON: Yeah, I’m living in London and I’m socialist. What do you expect?

And Obama's media lapdogs wonder why people think he's a socialist.

Under true socialism, Elle wouldn't have the cloistered life of idleness, exclusivity, and luxury that she enjoys now. But she knows that under Obama-style, which is European-style, quasi-socialism, there are still sharply drawn lines of privilege between the beautiful rich like her and the unwashed masses like the rest of us.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The handicapped-accessible pool mandate

In 2009 Obama signed a law that vastly expands the ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act) to include public pools. As of this month, all public pools, of which there are 360,000, must have either a wheelchair ramp or a chair lift.

Obviously, skeevy slip-n-fall lawyers are frothing at the mouth at the potential payday from law suits of deep-pocketed hotels and gyms who've failed to comply. But there aren't enough pool lifts in the whole world right now to supply the hundreds of thousands of public pools in the US.

And is handicapped access really that big of a problem? Are all wheel chairs water-safe? What happens when the 60lb metal chair starts to roll down the slope toward the deep end? What if the wheels don't grip the bottom because of partial buoyancy? What if the person can't swim? There's trouble all over that idea.

This is a classic example of government overreach and the Obama administration DOJ was wise to stay the law for 60 days while they rethink it. This law would benefit far more lawyers than handicapped people....but maybe that's the idea since trial lawyers donate 98% to democrats.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Obama is a banned-free-speech zone unto himself

Obama just signed into law, H.R. 347 which vastly stretches the zone of Secret Service operation in which lawful protesting by private citizens is not allowed. Bizarrely, it passed the House with almost 100% bipartisan support. Ostensibly it's purpose is to protect VIP's like Obama, who enjoy SS protection, from threats by making it a crime to impede or otherwise distract the SS goons from their duties.

I think it's purpose is to protect Obama from being filmed being protested at by angry citizens during an election year, and stupid republicans went along with it because it was probably written in language they really couldn't argue with. Since when in America is it a crime to protest our politicians? And what a chilling effect this will have on political dissent and obviously political free speech, the most precious kind of free speech.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Light posting for a few days

I'll be in training for the next few days learning to use this scanning electron microscope, so posting may be a tad light. Feel free to peruse the archives and keep checking back for new material.

Thanks, management

Monday, March 12, 2012

Obama forces LED bulbs on Americans.....polar bears giddy

President Obama and Stephen Chu, the Energy Secretary who detests all forms of energy produced by companies who don't donate to democrats' campaigns.

The economic future of America being as dim and lifeless as the outrageously expensive "green" bulbs the government is forcing on us, is an apt and depressing irony.

What's more depressing is that the manufacturers of compact fluorescent bulbs and $50 LED bulbs, GE and Philips(a Danish company) respectively, were and are big Obama donors and stand to profit mightily from Obama's idiotic ban of cheap and reliable incandescent bulbs. The 100W bulbs are already illegal. Next come the 75W followed by 60W and by 2013, all incandescent bulbs will be contraband, just like regular-flow toilets.

Our feckless media find nothing curious about a Danish company winning a $10million dollar prize to be allowed to sell us fifty-dollar a piece light bulbs, after donating to Obama's campaign and helping to get incandescent bulbs banned.

Main stream media...."Nothing to see here folks, move along."

Stuff I've made lately

While I sit here and debate on who I'll vote for tomorrow in Alabama's primary, I thought I'd share my recent creations in the old wood shop. I put this stuff on Craigslist but 49 out of every 50 posts now are by dealerships shlepping their own crap furniture, which drowns out individuals selling stuff they've made....disappointing. Anyway, check it out....

Oak coffee table made from upcycled pallets
Oak wine rack made from pallet wood
Another wine rack, or infused kitchen oils rack

Time to depart Afghanistan....at long last

I know in war (or police action or over-seas contingency operation or whatever the hell Afghanistan is) you have to keep otherwise outrageous atrocities in perspective, but one of our soldiers slaughtering 16 men, women, and children, to me means our time there is over....

From Politico -- Afghanistan’s parliament Monday demanded a public trial of the U.S. soldier accused of murdering 16 civilians, while the Taliban vowed revenge for the horrifying killings, according to reports.

In a statement on its website, the Taliban said “sick-minded American savages” committed a “blood-soaked and inhumane crime” in the Panjwayi district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, according to The Associated Press.

The U.S. has said the shootings were conducted by a lone American soldier who is now in custody.

Tell me how we can ever get back, if we ever had it, the trust of the Afghan people to effect change in their country after this? I don't think it's possible. I realize it was a single, crazed gunman acting alone, but who cares? He was a US soldier. That's all the Afghan people know or care about. The situation in Afghanistan is untenable now and it's time to leave them to their own devices and the mercy of the Taliban. Heaven knows we can't afford to stay there and no American can turn his back on anybody in that country now.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Fisker is another Solyndra, but Obama remains blameless

Fisker, the manufacturer of the "green", $100,000, plug-in hybrid KARMA, received $529million of money taken from taxpayers, then promptly laid off most of its workers because nobody but airheaded celebrity twits like Leo DiCaprio and Justin Bieber is buying it.

Now we hear that Consumer Reports tried to road-test the celebrity activists' favorite car but couldn't get one started....heh heh. There's a reason nobody wants this expensive piece of crap.....IT'S A PIECE OF CRAP! Plug-in hybrid technology might be a great idea, but it's not ready for the market yet, just like solar, wind, tide, and ethanol, but our superiors in government are cramming it down our throats for political reasons and to fight the entirely imaginary menace of global warming.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Carbonite abandons Rush, investors abandon Carbonite

Hahaha....the free market at work ladies and gentlemen. Despite Rush's apology to democrat plant Sandra Fluke for calling her a slut and prostitute for wanting her birth control covered by Georgetown's insurance carrier, a long-time sponsor of Rush's show, Carbonite, pulled it's support from the show. Within 24 hours, investors in Carbonite pulled their support of it and the stock dove 12% and continues to fall today. Heh heh.

Among the reasons for investors abandoning Carbonite is the failure of Obama and the media to get the vapors when MS-NBC turd-breath Ed Shultz called Laura Ingraham a "right wing slut". Obama didn't call Laura the way he did Ms. Fluke, to see if she was OK and no sponsors of MS-NBC announced they were withdrawing their association.

Carbonite CEO David Friend said that he hopes this would contribute to a more civilized public discourse, but where was his concern when Ed Shultz said what he did?

I love when the free market punishes somebody for being reactive and stupid.....heh heh.

Bonus: what does this picture have to do with the post?

Monday, March 05, 2012

I'm for loser-pays tort reform in the U.S.

There's no downside to loosing a frivolous law suit in this country. And soulless lawyers like it that way....

From Freep.com -- Joshua Thompson loves the movies.

But he hates the prices theaters charge for concessions like pop and candy.

This week, the 20-something security technician from Livonia decided to do something about it: He filed a class action in Wayne County Circuit Court against his local AMC theater in hopes of forcing theaters statewide to dial down snack prices.

"He got tired of being taken advantage of," said Thompson's lawyer, Kerry Morgan of Wyandotte. "It's hard to justify prices that are three- and four-times higher than anywhere else."

What a moron! If the price of popcorn and sodas is cheaper elsewhere, why doesn't he see a movie at those places? That's how the market works.

Let me clue you people in to something: theaters aren't in the business of entertaining you with movies, they're in the business of selling stale snacks and watered down drinks for as much money as you'll pay for them. Movie theaters are in the snack business. If barbershop quartets brought more people in to buy snacks, there would be no movie theaters.

Look, everybody hates paying $9 for a box of popcorn and $6 for a small Coke, but if that's too much, don't pay it. No body's forcing anybody to buy tickets and snacks, it's your choice.

This dingle berry's skeevy lawyer knows he can't win such a stupid suit, but he thinks he might be able to get a settlement of which he'll skim a quick 30%. And if he loses, no harm done(to him that is, AMC is out lots of lawyer fees to defend it) he can just sue the next deep-pocketed mark on behalf of a citizen looking for an easy score.

In western Asian news......

The bad news: A Sri Lankan man failed in his attempt to break the record for time spent buried alive.

The good news: He succeeded in setting the record for most ironic death, ever!

I guess it's safe to say this gentleman had set different goals for his life than say Einstein, Magellan, Madam Curie....these types of people?

Friday, March 02, 2012

General Allen grovels before the cult of Islam

Have you seen anything more embarrassing than an American general prostrating himself, and by extension the US, before the enemy?

The terrorist prisoners were using the base library's Korans to send each other terrorist messages. Of course we got rid of them. Who gives a crap if they got disposed of inappropriately? Why are we groveling before our enemy and speaking his language and pronouncing "Afghanistan" like Obama does? It sounds stupid.

I'm beginning to think that the Afghanistan adventure was as misguided as the Iraq clusterfark. Why are we trying to negotiate with, and bring into the modern world, a loose collection of dirty, drug-addled nomads who hate us? It can't be done in Afghanistan any more than it can be done in Iraq, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Somalia, Libya, or any other God-forsaken, third-world hell hole.

Abandon the Afghans, leave them to their own devices, and when they gather for a terrorist attack on the Great Satan, we kill them. But begging forgiveness from people hell-bent on destroying us shows nothing but weakness. The enemy doesn't respect weakness.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Time to abandon Afghanistan and let it implode

United States to Afghanistan: "Hey we're really sorry about mistakenly desecrating those Qarans that Muslim prisoners desecrated by scribbling terrorist messages to each other in them. Please don't kill any more of our troops over it."

Afghanistan to the United States: "Here's a couple more bodies for ya."

US and NATO troops can no longer trust Afghan police troops not to shoot us in the back, literally, over the stupid Qaran-burning mistake. Stop the nation building. They don't want our help and we cannot afford it. Let the Taliban retake the country....who cares?

9/11 families overstepping a tad

This is an advertisement for season 5 of MadMen. The wildly popular show is about an ad executive in Manhattan in the 60's whose life is in free-fall and out of control, thus the falling-man image.

Debra Burlingame, who publicly speaks on behalf of 9/11 families, thinks the image of a falling man plastered on a building is cruel imagery because a man jumped to his death from the North Tower on 9/11.

I'm sorry, but it's been 10 years and the association of this ad with anything related to 9/11 is purely coincidental. I hate it for the families who lost loved ones on 9/11, but they are assuming for themselves special status to have their feelings protected in the public square, in perpetuity. Every company who advertises in New York must now first assess whether the 9/11 families might construe the ad as insensitive? That's asking a lot.

RIP...Andrew Breitbart

I admired Breitbart for his fearless exposure of the left as the lying trolls they are. I visit his website daily. He was relatively young.....far too young to pass away suddenly. I'm bummed.