Archive for Lies

The “Objective” Media.

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2009 by thedoyle

Can we finally all agree that there is no “objective” media? Perhaps if everyone stood up once and for all and said there isn’t any objective media anymore then the Media would finally take its mask off and we’d see them for who they really are. Until that time, I guess we’re not supposed to pay any attention to the man behind the curtain.

This weekend, Obama did the rounds on the Sunday News shows…well not ALL of the Sunday News shows, he didn’t appear on Fox News…I’ll get back to that point later. In theory doing news interviews with the self-proclaimed “Fourth Branch” of Government should be a harrowing experience for a Politician. The Media is supposed to be the watchdog but for Obama its more like a lapdog. Newsbusters.org did a round-up of Obama on the various talk shows and it was far from walking into the lion’s den.

The Media needs to drop the pretense and tell everyone what everyone already knows, that except for talk radio and Fox news the Media openly roots for, protects and promotes Obama. The Media turned a deaf ear to Van Jones until AFTER he resigned, they turned a deaf ear to ACORN’s corrupt and illegal activities until they were exposed and now they are trying to publicly indict slime the ones who exposed the corruption. Mediamatters.org, which is supposedly a watchdog of the media but is in reality just another Liberal swamp of fevered egos, also attacked the messenger and lied while doing it.

Now I get back to Fox. Liberals hate Fox. HATE, with a passion that ought to be reserved for enemies of the country. In fact they seem to hate Fox more than actual enemies who have attacked us. Fox is kind of like the Picture of Dorian Grey, with Liberals being Dorian Grey. Its a reminder of how ugly they are and so they loathe it, but they can’t help sneaking up to the attic to look at it. Fox has the highest ratings of any network, it has the largest audience. If you are trying to sell an idea, wouldn’t you want to get that idea to the most amount of people? So why wouldn’t Obama want to go on Fox? Its because he knows going on a show with Chris Wallace means getting actual probing questions whereas going on a show with Chris Matthews means getting the media equivalent of a handjob.

I think Lewis Black joked that politicians should be forced to wear stickers of who gives them money like NASCAR drivers, the Media should be forced to wear their political affiliations on their chest as well, not that we don’t already know them.

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A Defense of Incivility

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2009 by thedoyle

Everyone seems to be bemoaning a lack of civility lately. This has me laughing, since when has civilization ever been civil? What has me laughing more is the majority of folks doing the bemoaning are on the left, they bemoan “tea-parties”, they bemoan the “mob” of “un-American” townhall protesters, they bemoan Joe Wilson because none of them have ever said anything bad about a President. What’s that you bemoan…er say? Joe Wilson is an elected official and his claim the President was lying makes it a particularly grave form of incivility. Is his incivility any worse than the President who not only called his opponents liars, but then actually LIED? I dunno. I know I think the President was worse but then I am biased towards truth no matter how ugly or uncivil and the President was not telling the truth.

Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada could face a year in jail for lying to Congress over an issue that Congress should never have been involved with. Yet President Obama, stood there and accused others of lying, told people he’d “call them out” if they lied about the bill, and yet Joe Wilson calls out the President and Joe Wilson is the bad guy? Wilson should have called himself a “whistle-blower”, then maybe the Left would have liked him. The again probably not, nothing gets between the Left and their messianic Hope and Changey guy, not even the truth, actually especially not the truth. Obama lied repeatedly in his last address of Congress, he lied to Congress and he lied to the American people, isn’t bold-face lying an uncivil thing to do? All Politicians lie, a friend tells me. He’s right but few do it before, during and after claiming the high ground Obama claimed when he challenged his opponents that he’d call out the liars.

The reaction by the Left to Wilson was immediate and predictable, the Left managed to forget its own incivility towards a President for the past 8 years and went straight for the race card as the explanation for such an outburst. Its the same card they played against the tea-parties and the townhall protesters and the Cambridge police and NY Post cartoonists and Disney (The Lion King was racist) now that means they have at least 5 of a kind, I think they are cheating with a stacked deck. Jimmy Carter, who hasn’t been playing with a full deck for years said the reason for ANY opposition to Obama has to be racist, GA Rep. Hank Johnson did his Orlando Jones Fake Crackhead impersonation and pretended that Liberals knew what logic is when he said Wilson’s outburst if not rebuked would logically lead to a resurgence of the Klan, he then went to talk to Robert Byrd for fashion tips (ok I made that last part up). MSNBC news cropped out film of a townhall protester with a gun so they could claim “armed white men” at the town halls were a sure sign of racism, but the guy with a gun they cropped was black. Aren’t unfounded cries of racism and manipulations of news footage to smear protesters uncivil?

Our culture is filled with incivility, one of the most popular forms of entertainment seems to be reality shows which are nothing but sewers of incivility and they are not even real to boot. America’s favorite golden idol is headed by one of the most uncivil pieces of garbage to come along since Weakest Link’s Anne Robinson, the gap between the two was all of what…5 minutes? Ignoring reality and game shows (which I do, I have never watched ANY reality show or modern game show) look at our regular television, crime dramas with people raping, robbing and murdering each other, comedies with insults a-flying, children’s shows with animals hurling crap at each other and kids who could probably do with having some civility beat into them. If people were to really bemoan incivility so much it goes away what will happen to all those actors? I mean they could be all out of jobs and that……ok that would be fine with me, maybe I could get more people to read.

I live in NYC and ride the subway. I have wanted to punch people who don’t understand the simple physics of two objects cannot exist in the same space at the same time but won’t let me out before they try to get on. I don’t do it though…I just hit them hard with my shoulder as I push out.

The bemoaning of incivility strikes me as odd for another reason, can anyone point to out a civil person? Everyone has uncivil moments, isn’t hypocrisy uncivil? Isn’t the overuse of “bemoaning” uncivil?

So before we all lose our collective minds over the incivility lets all take a deep breath and shut the fuck up about it and go back to being people, ugly and uncivil most of them time. The advantage is when we see a sign of civility like the father who hugs his child instead of yelling at her for throwing back a ball, it shines out that much more. And let us also stand up and say honesty no matter ugly is more important that a false sense of civility. Obama lied, Wilson told the truth, how uncivil of Wilson.

Yay Joe Wilson.

Stealing a dumb phrase of the left…

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by thedoyle

Obama Lied about how this guy died.

Scott Harrington of the Wall Street Journal points out Obama’s scare tactics aren’t true.

Par for the course for the Liar-in-Chief.

Shouldn’t the Media do some minimum research before it prints lies for Obama?

Posted in Culture, Economy, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2009 by thedoyle

When I woke up and turned on my computer one of the news stories I saw was this, headlined: “Obama signs bill making equal-pay lawsuits easier.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama

Please read the “news”story and see what you think. If I had zero information about the background I might have thought that the evil Supreme Court and Republicans were stil trying to keep women in their place especially that poor Ms. Ledbetter. But I DO have some background, apparently more than the AP does so I know the story is full of shit.

The good folks at Powerline had done some excellent research on their own about Ms. Ledbetter during the campaign since “The One” had made it an issue. Here is the post they had made in Sept about it:

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/2008/09/021565.php

Paul Mirengoff points out that Ms. Ledbetter is lying because her claim contradicts her own sworn testimony. Is it any surprise that such lies don’t alter the stance of “The One”? Nope because Democrats and Liberals never let a lie get in the way of their goal, as a matter of fact lies usually help them get to their goal. Mr. Mirengoff noticed the legislation as well and has posted again on the topic.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/01/022671.php

But there is one thing he missed and that is the comment in the AP, “Obama cited Census Bureau figures that women still receive only about 78 cents for every dollar that men get for doing equivalent jobs — “women of color even less,” he said.” That’s a lie, folks, disguised as statistics. And we all know what Churchill said. This lie in particular has been around for a long time and it proves the Nazis right that a lie repeated enough becomes the truth. You see those statistics look at the career span between men and women in “similar” jobs. So it will look at two candidates one male and one female who work from the time they get out of college until they are both 65 and notice that the man has made more. BUT they don’t take into account that the man has actually worked more hours because the woman has taken off 5-6 years to raise a child or whatever. They also do include that more often than not the man had worked many hours more per week at the office, say 70 hours as opposed to the woman’s 50 hours per week.

Now the funny part.

If you bring up those qualifiers as I have just done, you are accused of sexism. That’s right, because if you bring up those facts you are accused of not taking into account how difficult it is for a woman in business. You are told that women should not have to suffer because they sacrifice for their family.

What a crock of shit. You make choices in your life. EVERYONE does. Those choices mean that some things are more important to you. Once you have decided what is most important, whatever is left and left behind is NOT a sacrifice. Sacrifice is when you give up your most precious possession.  So to claim that women have sacrificed for their family means they didn’t really want the family, and to me that’s kind of messed up. Perhaps they should look at themselves instead of complaining about the “Phallacracy” is keeping them down. 

And here’s yet another good idea. Don’t LIE about your problem and expect sympathy from me, or any other person who can reason. Fortunately you have the Liberals to take you in, and “The One” to fall for your bullshit and change the world to accomodate your lies.