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September 2, 2010

Stand in The Blaze!

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 5:51 am
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by Trever Bierschbach

Hey readers, wanted to make sure you all saw this site.  The Blaze went live a couple of days ago, and I must say I am impressed.  The Blaze is a new site, sponsored by Glenn Beck, but written and edited by real journalists.  It’s like Beck found the last few real ones left in the world, rescued them, and put them on a preserve so we can all marvel at an endangered species before it is wiped from our collective memory.  There is an opinion section on the site, which is clearly sectioned off from the news portion, unlike the HuffPuff, where you can’t tell the opinions, lies, and ‘news’ apart.

This is a short one today, just wanted to get the word out about this site.  Check it out, add it to your favorites, and support real journalists.  Don’t feed them though, remember, they are still wild animals, and too much contact with humans could lead to their extinction faster than expected.

June 10, 2010

Huffpuff readers still some of the dumbest hypocrites

So Glenn Beck released a book trailer, which is becoming common practice, for his new book ‘The Overton Window’.  Well, as expected the HuffPuff site did an article because they just can’t get enough of Glenn.  They have some not so nice things to say about the trailer, wondering why he would do it, (notice above HuffPuff, it’s becoming fairly popular practice in publishing now) and their readers instantly latched onto their hate and vitriol and showed us again that they just don’t get it.  They call all of Glenn’s fans stupid, they call Glenn stupid, they accuse us of all being hateful and racist.  Of course their posts are full of hate, but ignore that, they are excused right?  They also bash Beck for writing the ‘terrible poem’ used in the trailer.  Now, I didn’t know who wrote the poem until this morning, I will admit, but unlike some of the vile leftists on the HuffPuff I follow a very strict rule.  I am not always right, but if I don’t know about something I keep my mouth shut.  I do my research.  There have been so many times I wanted to post on here, but once I started digging I found that my story idea had no real merit.  Well HuffPuff readers, here’s your education that I got this morning as well.

Rudyard Kipling wrote the poem, Gods of the Copybook Headings, in 1919 after the death of his two children.  The poem is an ode to common sense over material promises.  It eludes to us repeating our mistakes, but common sense and nature’s laws setting things to right in an endless cycle.  I read the whole poem, and it’s great.  I will post it at the end of this for everyone else that hasn’t gotten it.  So, leftist HuffPuff readers, you seem to prove again that you are the ignorant reactionaries.  At least have the sense to do your research before you post something, we don’t have enough crowbars for all your feet.  The poem follows.

AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

-Rudyard Kipling

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!

February 3, 2010

Media Matters and Ariana Huffington Need a Lesson in Metaphor

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 10:58 am
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Dictionary.com defines metaphor as a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”  Because most of us had to sit through years of english and literature classes we know that if a person starts a paragraph talking about something like say…the economy, and continues by using metaphor to describe what is happening to it, it stands to reason that the entire paragraph is metaphor about…the economy.

Well, either Media Matters and Ariana Huffington didn’t take any english or literature classes, they forgot the meaning of metaphor, or they have just plain ignored the obvious to launch another attack at Glenn Beck.  I believe it is the latter, but who am I really?  These people are intentionally attacking Beck because they just can’t stand that people are listening to him.  They can’t stand that their viewership/readership is jumping the proverbial ship.

Glenn doesn’t usually defend himself against crazy attacks like this, but this one was particularly special because one of his defenders, Ailes, defended him incorrectly.  Glenn felt the need to set the record straight, though as someone who watches his show daily I can say there was no need.  I knew what he meant, despite what the left wants you to think, Beck doesn’t make me want to attack anyone, blow up anything, shoot a politician, or any of the other violent acts that the left says he espouses.  I watched that segment and I knew he wasn’t talking about the government actually lining us up and killing us, just like I knew he wasn’t talking about a literal plane.  He wasn’t talking about the President actually being a pilot, and he didn’t mean the President was himself piloting a plane into the ground.

It is amazing that Media Matters For America, a site that claims they are “progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”, and Ariana Huffington that started the Huffington Post an “Internet Newspaper” (which is seen as a threat by my malware software by the way) would violate their own high-minded sense of truth and twist things into an out and out lie.  Well, I guess it isn’t that amazing.

January 27, 2010

The Proof is in the Finger Pointing

I have read hundreds of books, well over 800 actually, and countless magazines and watched countless hours of movies and TV so I don’t really know where I heard this.  You might recognize it though.  Somewhere, someone said you can always tell who is wrong by all the finger-pointing they do to distract you from the fact that they are wrong.  Politicians do it when their terms aren’t going that well, kids do it when they did something wrong but don’t want to get in trouble, even political parties do it to try to get votes.  It’s sad though when our media does it, a media that has lost its path, its purpose.  It’s how I can tell who I trust, who to believe.  You can watch ten minutes of any opinion show on MSNBC and you will hear derogatory words aimed at ordinary citizens, or competitive news outfits over and over again.  You will hear progressives, who profess tolerance for all, love and understanding, butterflies and ice cream cones, call every-day people names.  You will hear those same progressives bash their competition, wasting so much air time simply pointing the finger at someone else’s failings, or perceived failings.  That’s why I don’t watch that channel very much, but when I do I just laugh.  It’s why I watch Glenn Beck.  Watch an hour of his show, any day, and you won’t see poorly selected pictures of his competition, or hear him run audio of another media outlet just to make fun of them.  He only shows the other media personalities if he can show you right there that they are factually wrong.  You know, like the MSNBC report about racial tensions at a rally in California, where MSNBC conveniently cropped the picture showing the ‘racial tension’ was coming from a black man holding a rifle.  This next anecdote doesn’t have much to do with the topic, that I will get to later, just a snippet of something that I found humorous.

So, I am sitting there flipping channels, trying to convince my brain what it doesn’t want to hear, that there is nothing on.  I stop on the Ed show on MSNBC, because it makes me laugh.  They were discussing how everyone is just misinformed, and that the President’s numbers aren’t as bad as everyone thinks, according to an NBC poll!  Yep that’s right, the NBC poll, far more scientific than any other independent poll, showed that people supported democrats in congress, a congress that has had approval ratings in the high teens/low twenties since the Dems have had control.  The completely reliable poll also said that Obama had a 50% approval rating, and that more people supported the current health care bill than didn’t.  You know what they failed to mention though?  They forgot to mention the two (or is it three) degrees of separation between MSNBC/NBC and the office of the President.  NBC is owned by…GE.  GE’s CEO (lots of acronyms) is a financial adviser to the President.  Yup, that poll is very trustworthy.

So, my point.  I found a link to a facebook page for Ethical Reporters Against Faux News, so of course I had to have a look and see what kind of ‘ethical reporters’ we were dealing with.  I browsed through this, and the first thing I realize it the page isn’t organized by ‘ethical reporters’, it’s links to ‘ethical reporters’ so of course I had to do a count.  There were 31 articles when I looked at the page just a few moments ago.  Of those 31 there are 6 links to the comedy shows ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’, are these ‘ethical reporters’?  (Literally scratching my head)  There are 7 links to the Huffington Post, a group that is clearly and admittedly ‘left wing’ and out to get their opposition.  Also if I am not mistaken it is mostly bloggers that they link to, not reporters, not even ‘ethical reporters’.  Oh, yeah one of those Huffpuff pieces, written by Bill Maher, who said that all American’s are stupid.  Way to support that guy ‘ERAFN’ (that’s how they refer to themselves on the page when they don’t want to type, which is funny cause I just typed more explaining it than if I had used the full name.)  Finally, they had 4 links to MSNBC (see above for why that link is funny in the context of ‘ethical reporting’), but again, they mostly linked to the opinion shows which aren’t reporters.

Also at this page you will find the happy, shining examples of the party of love and tolerance.  I found these gems at ‘ERAFN’ from their fans.

“Well, there are some Republicans that aren’t flaming, hating, teabaggers”

“She [Sarah Palin] has about as much charisma as a rabid pitbull in my estimation – and that’s kind of an insult to pitbulls!”

“palin is gonna get raped!!” (my favorite, this shows the love, tolerance and inclusiveness of the left so well)

“I’m gonna wash that bank right outa my hair…” (a sick joke when referring to being raped by a big bank, this comment made by the supposed ‘ERAFN’)

Now, I am all for non-PC free speech, and a dirty joke now and then.  I don’t begrudge anyone the above opinions, I just wish someone could point out, maybe with a shovel, that the right doesn’t have a monopoly on bad morals, hypocritical acts, and generally being jerks.

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