Does the thought of your dead brother make you sad? Last night’s interview was a microcosm for all of NBC’s Olympics coverage. “Hey Bodie, how do you feel about your dead brother? And I heard that your parents and grandparents … Continue reading
Exercise your rights, lose your children. I can understand why someone may have called the tip-line. For example, perhaps another parent at the school saw the photo and was concerned. What I take issue with is the way this was … Continue reading
Liberal Hero…Nixon? This is too funny. The liberal media is now holding Nixon up as a role model because he was a Republican that favored outlawing guns. Nixon was one of the most corrupt politicians in history! Can you IMAGINE … Continue reading
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/08/opinion/halpern-gun-research/index.html This article advocates for more objective research on gun violence. I don’t disagree. However, I’m curious as to what makes the author think objective research would do anything to sway the mind of the public? The media and our … Continue reading
In what universe did Ron Paul win?
For those curious, this article basically states that Ron Paul won the Republican nomination because the party cheated him out of his rightful place on the nomination floor. All I can say is good lord this is a load of drivel.
Ron Paul lost the nomination by a landslide. The other major losing candidates (both of whom got more votes and delegates than Mr. Paul) conceded defeat months ago, putting the interest of the party ahead of their own selfish agendas. This is standard fare for political primary races, as candidates will, in the end, put the best interest of the party first.
Ron Paul’s problem stems from the fact that he’s really not a Republican at all, and thus doesn’t really care about sabotaging the party. He refused to concede a race that he clearly lost by a huge margin, instead choosing to demand his 15 minutes of fame at the convention. His supporters attempted to sabotage the process by installing him as the “rightful” candidate in some sort of fringe coup attempt. In the end, their antics only served to divide the party. If left unchecked, they could very well have destroyed the Republicans’ chance of winning the election in November. Thus, Mr. Paul and his selfishness had to be stopped.
Political conventions are not in of themselves democracies. The democratic part of the process happened months ago when voters chose the candidate they wanted to represent their party. The convention is a time for the entire party to rally behind that candidate and lay out a clear path to victory in the upcoming election. Any assertions to the contrary by Mr. Paul show at best a failure to understand the political process and at worst a narcissistic egotistical attitude towards himself and a vehement disdain for supposed political party. Either way, his selfish antics have done little to convince voters that he will ever be qualified to lead this country.
I’d say it’s well worth the $180k.
Today we meet Marie, an avatar installed at LaGuardia airport for a cost of only $60,000 per unit. What does it do, you ask? It activates when someone walks by and talks about where the bathrooms are.
It doesn’t answer questions, and it doesn’t replace a human worker. At best it is a video, at worst a $50 sign. And despite all that, the guy from the Port Authority thinks it’s a great investment. If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about why our government is completely dysfunctional and debt-ridden, I don’t know what will.
Well, this is certainly a blatantly transparent way to keep playing the race card in this election. While I can’t blame Obama directly for this one, it’s clear that his allies are working to link him closer to slavery in the hopes of playing on the guilt of some current Americans.
What’s really interesting here is that the descendants of Obama’s relative Punch became wealthy landowners in Virginia, a slave-owning state. That means that Obama’s more recent relatives were almost assuredly slave-owners themselves. But of course, the headline “Obama Descended from First US Slave” is a lot more positive for his campaign than “Obama Descendants were Virginia Slave Owners.”