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April 29, 2010

Opponents of AZ immigration bill lie to get their point across

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 6:01 am

I get so tired of these politicians and talking heads lying to try to prove a point, especially when it’s so easy to uncover their lies.  We have been hearing a lot about Arizona’s new immigration law, and people have been saying a lot of things, most of which are outright lies.  They have been comparing Arizona to a police state, and the government to Nazis.  Everyone that supports it is racist (even the legal Hispanics that support it?!)  We have been told that this bill targets Mexican immigrants, or will target people who are brown, blah, blah, blah!

Well, I read the bill because I wanted to know who was right, what it said.  I have remained quiet about this thing until I had read it because I don’t like talking about something I know nothing about.  So, here we go.

First of all, let’s get one thing out of the way.  Everyone who is shouting that this law is unconstitutional, racist, wrong, or whatever, why aren’t you going after the Federal Government as well?  This law is already the law of the land, on the books for the entire nation.  Why isn’t anyone protesting that?  Why aren’t federal politicians mad at themselves for having this law on their own books?

Second, opponents keep saying this will target people who are brown, or only Mexican’s or people who look Mexican.  Well, I could be blind but I saw absolutely no reference to the color brown, or the nationality, Mexican, anywhere in the bill.  Do Mexican immigrants think they have a monopoly on the illegal immigration racket?  This bill applies to ANY undocumented worker, whether from China, Russia, France, and the list goes on.  It refers to any and all illegal immigrants.

Third, opponents would have you believe that the law allows police to stop anyone they suspect is here illegally.  That is blatantly false and they know it.  The bill states:


See that first line, “For any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official…”?  That means they must have a reason to stop you.  The lawful contact must be made first, such as a traffic stop.  If this isn’t enough the bill gives clear guidelines on how to handle a situation when a cop has abused this law, allowing for civil action.

Bottom line boys and girls, the politicians who are opposed to this don’t care about immigrants, they care about votes.  Mark my words, the democrats are going to push for amnesty giving them 12 M potential voters.  You know how they will do it, everything they can to demonize republicans, pass amnesty, then say ‘hey look what we did for you’.  The protesters on the streets, the majority of them anyway, have been lied to by those politicians and talking heads.  Spread the truth, even if you don’t like this bill, at least speak the truth about it.  Don’t demonize hard-working police officers by saying they will violate someone’s civil rights on purpose.  Don’t misquote, or outright lie about the bill to stir people up.  Finally, please stop comparing this to the civil rights movement.  This isn’t about American citizens who aren’t getting the same rights as other citizens.  This is about people who are here illegally, violated our border, broke our laws, and want us to defend them.  Why don’t we, just this once, put the rights and safety of our own citizens ahead of citizens of other countries?  Why don’t we think of the families of those who have been murdered and/or kidnapped by criminals that enter our country along with the undocumented workers?

You can read the bill yourself here.


April 28, 2010

Progressives and fringe (MSM) media ignore their own double standard again

Woohooo 100th post, and my birthday yesterday!  Been a good week and month (thanks Billy Boy for all the hits two days ago).  Now on to the brain dumping.

I wrote about something similar awhile ago, so if you like here is the link.

So, if you believe the fringe media, including sites like the Huffington Post, and Media Matters, then Glenn Beck and the Tea Parties are violent, or inciting violence.  Nancy Pelosi cried at a press conference when comparing the words of the Tea Parties to those leading up to the murder of Harvey Milk.  Bill Clinton has even had the gall to suggest that the Tea Parties could lead to another Timothy McVeigh.

So, I expected them to come out harsh on one of their own when this podcaster actually used references to violence, some might say inciting it, against wall street.  This clown, David Plotz, said:

“And we shouldn’t talk to them, try to persuade them.  We should burn them down. We should go after them with pitchforks, knives, guns, clubs we find, mace – anything, because it’s appalling. You only need to read the story that ProPublica did about the hedge fund Magnetar and what they did or Michael Lewis’ ‘The Big Short’ or these stories about Goldman to realize these guys are corrupt.”

Doesn’t Plotz see the irony of his statement?  What’s more appalling, scamming people out of money, or talking about taking away someone else’s most fundamental right (life)?  Where are the tears Nancy?  Where’s the consternation Bill?  (You know it was your administration that McVeigh was mad at right?)  It’s funny, when Glenn says ‘non-violence’ on a daily basis to his audience, and never says anything about actually hurting anyone, he is deemed to be inciting violence.  When Tea Parties gather, with zero arrests so far, they are deemed violent.  When they have incitement right in front of them…nothing, nada, zilch.

This leads to another example.  Recently a very controversial law was passed in Arizona to allow police to uphold federal law that the federal government is failing to uphold.  You must have heard about it.  I am on the fence on this one.  This law could be abused, but again, it’s already federal law and they don’t abuse it.  Hell, they don’t even enforce it.  That’s not what I want to talk about though.  I want to talk about the protests.  The violent protests.  Again where’s the progressives on this one?  Where’s Pelosi’s tears?  I mean, the protesters used swastikas, shouldn’t that rate them as ‘astro-turf’ and at least elicit a tear?

You have a protest in which protesters are throwing bottles, rocks, and other unidentifiable objects at police, and the fringe media just touts it as people angry for a good reason.  Then you have a protest in which protesters are…well standing there, singing, talking, sometimes shouting, and no arrests, and the fringe media accuses them of violence.  Can you tell which one is which?  Probably not if you watch MSNBC.  The first group are protesters in Arizona, the second, Tea Parties.  Would it surprise you to know that there weren’t ANY police that I could see at the local Tea Party rally in Peoria?  Well, not if you read my post about it but work with me here.  Local news estimates that nearly 500 gathered on the riverfront, and not one cause for alarm.  There were even minorities present, and no one broke out in a racial fueled fight!  I even saw an Obama supporter, wearing an Obama tee-shirt and riding an electric bike!  He left alive, just amazing, I think I even saw him talking civilly with lots of Tea Party protesters.

Seriously people!  Wake up!  The fringe media, and it’s offshoot bloggers are lying to you.  They aren’t journalists anymore, they have no idea what their jobs really are.  They have no concept of free press, or journalistic integrity.  You even have citizen journalists lying about the Tea Parties (yeah I mean you Billy).  Not only do we need to start reforming how Washington works but we need to start demanding the media fix itself.  Call them out on their bias, no matter which news organization.  If Fox reports something unfairly call them on it, but don’t ignore all the others that clearly have their noses right in Obama’s backside!

April 27, 2010

GM using one credit card to pay off the other

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 6:13 am
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First I want to start by saying, I wanted to write about Cass Sunstein’s paper about banning conspiracy theories and how the government should infiltrate opposition groups.  It’s like something out of 1984 or Atlas Shrugged.  Well in doing my research for the post I found this article by Glenn Greenwald, and I can’t hope to even come close to hitting it on the head like he did so I will just let you read his article, and give props to him.  Well done Mr. Greenwald.

Now, on to the point.  The Associated Press, and others, happily reported that GM paid back its initial government loan with interest, ahead of schedule.  The article also reports, in the same exuberant fashion, that GM still owes the government $45 billion.  They also note that GM is losing money, and that the taxpayers are expected to lose money overall, according to the Congressional Budget Office.  Yah I know, doesn’t make any sense to me either.

The article also quotes several ranking government officials talking about how great this is, how it shows GM is on the upswing, etc.  Guess they didn’t get the memo that GM is still losing money.  But, this is great right?  We are getting our money back, with interest.

No, turns out that GM used other government money to pay off the initial government money. In my opinion I would say that they just gave back money from the second loan, and still owe us money from the first one.  It’s not really like paying off one credit card with another, it’s more like paying off one credit card with the same one.  I know, doesn’t work that way for us so why does it work that way for GM?  This second revealing article goes on with:

“But it still is, as Barofsky notes, relatively good news. The fact that they were able to use money in that escrow account to pay back the first round of loans is because it doesn’t look like they’re going to need that money for operating capital — and that means the company is getting close to a break even point, which is certainly worth celebrating so soon after emerging from bankruptcy.”

Raise your eyebrows as well?  The company is losing money, the only way they are going to be able to pay this money back in the near future is to sell of company shares according to the first article in this post.  That isn’t making money, or turning a profit, that’s selling shares of a failing company to the public to give that money to the government.  Would that be considered fraudulent trading?  Is that the same as a Ponzi scheme?  I think perhaps our politicians and government officials need to start following the old adage, don’t count your chickens before they hatch.  (Is that what an adage is?)  Maybe they aren’t tired of looking stupid every time something goes the opposite of how they predicted.

April 26, 2010

Billy Dennis, Peoria Pundit, misinformer

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 10:24 pm
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Billy Dennis posted about the Tea Party, accusing them of being full of hot air.  Like all the liberal media he again spreads misinformation, and lies.  Either it’s intentional or he just doesn’t collect his facts before writing anything.  It seems that ol’ Billy the ‘citizen journalist’ has no idea what being a journalist means.

Let me clue his audience in, if they read this (I can’t respond because the guy who called me a dumb@$$ also thinks I am a Troll).  He asks why tea party members aren’t fighting for redistricting in Illinois.  If he was at the latest rally he would have seen a booth, that had a line, to sign a petition for…wait for it…redistricting of Illinois.  He would have also seen booths for people trying to get signatures to be on ballots in their district for upcoming state elections.

The thing that the media doesn’t seem to do, is tell the truth.  All they want to do is lie, and cast misinformation about the tea parties.  Call the tea party members violent, and hateful.  Have you seen the rallies in Arizona the last few days?  Not on the liberal media you haven’t, but the violence is staggering.  There were no cops at the tea party rally on the riverfront by the way.  Tea party members are getting assaulted by union thugs.  People spouting the most racist, stereotyping, hate speech, from the left directed at the tea parties.  No racism at the Peoria tea party by the way.  People want to say that it’s only old people, or white people, or men.  Look at the pictures, it’s just not true.  But, I digress you can read my post about the recent rally to get the full scoop on how it was from someone who was actually there.

I challenge Billy boy to actually go to a rally, get the proof of his claims.  Either report the truth, or stop calling yourself a citizen journalist.  Hell, I at least read a little bit before I post on my blog to make sure that I have the entire story.

Just in case you don’t believe me…

Here is a news article

Here is a Tea Party site supporting term limits and redistricting

There’s more but I think you all get the point.

Lack of civil discourse and ex-journalists

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 2:29 pm
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What an interesting day!  Apparently this morning’s post pulled the short hairs of an ex-journalist named Billy Dennis.  He felt the need to link to, quote, and screen capture this blog.  By the way ladies and gents, I say what I mean only, I don’t beat around the bush or hint.  I certainly don’t change posts to cover anything up, because I am never ashamed of my views or what I believe.  You can read the post here.

Now since the big brain on our college educated ex-journalist couldn’t seem to wrap around my words to make any sense out of them (like that sentence?  that goes out to Billy boy), I feel the need to explain.  I mean how can I expect my audience to get it if the ex-journalist can’t?  Ahh, who am I kidding, my audience doesn’t care that much so this is just for ol’ Billy.

Here is how english works, and writing in our language, from the perspective of an author.  Let’s take the sentences in question.

“Funny because Ardis is a Republican Mayor, you would think that he would be concerned about everyone paying so that his city could remain fiscally responsible.  Maybe he signed up for the wrong party.”

Ok, the first sentence mentions the Mayor’s political affiliation.  It’s the first time I mention it and then I go on to question his commitment to fiscal responsibility, which is supposed to be a republican view right?  Then the second sentence, maybe he signed up for the wrong party, because to me it seems that Ardis is more concerned about appealing to the party in power, or the political view, than what is fiscally responsible.

Apparently though, I must have said that Ardis didn’t stand up for republicans.  I don’t see those words there, but let’s go with that for a second.  Let’s say that ol’ Billy is in fact psychic, and knows exactly what I meant when I typed that.  (Not that I care one whit about republicans or democrats) Am I saying that he should charge democrats and not republicans?  No, not that.  Am I saying that the city needs to bring in more republicans and less democrats?  No, not that either.  I just can’t see it.

Here is the point for our educated ex-journalist.  Fair is fair as progressives like to say.  Even playing field, everyone shoulders the burden, you are your brother’s keeper, all those progressive talking points.  If fair is fair then it shouldn’t matter what political party someone belongs to, if they are invited by a venue to visit, the venue should budget for the costs.  If they come on their own, with no invitation, then they should foot the bill.  The whole point of the post was to show that one party voluntarily, or is forced, to pay, while the other is not.  I only mention Ardis because he commented on the distinction himself back when Obama visited CAT, otherwise I could have made the same point without him.

Funny thing is, I was accused by ol’ Billy of being hard on democrats because of a post where I was giving it to a republican.  I am banned from his blog, for being civil, I am called a Troll.  I tried to make a final post to invite him here anytime (I don’t ban people who disagree with me, but I certainly would if they talked like he did in one of his posts so keep it clean boys and girls).   I intended to paste the response here, but I copied and pasted something else so I will just have to say Billy if you visit, welcome.  Comment but keep it clean, we don’t tolerate your kind of attitude and I certainly don’t abuse my admin powers by cussing at someone, then calling them a Troll and banning them.  Enjoy the blog.

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