Some Awesome Protest Signs

Posted March 13, 2009 by mcmeador
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Yeah, too bad that guy’s head is in the way of the last word…  But if you can’t figure that one out, you probably hold the opposite political viewpoint of the guy holding the sign and it will just make you mad, so don’t worry about it.

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Nice.  Too bad loony liberal protesters don’t feel the same way because we can’t seem to keep them occupied with jobs.

Now for misspelled protest signs:

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A protest sign from the 5th anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.  What makes this so much more awesome is that the second person from the left is Cindy Sheehan.  I mean…I guess they have a point.  At that point in time, to many, the war had been going on for 5 years.  I don’t think that’s what they were trying to say, though.  That is pretty simple math, so I’m not sure who would be debating over that.  Perhaps people ignorant enough to parade a misspelled sign around town..fortunately for them, their math skills are at least elementary school level because they got the number right.

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Two in one picture?!?  How lucky could you possibly get?  I hope to one day have a marrige ceremony in a churh.

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Classic…a Muslim that can’t spell “Muslim.”

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This is the one that got me started looking for misspelled protest signs.  Actually, to be honest, this isn’t exactly the one.  I saw a picture of other Muslims who love their “Holly Quran.”  I’m not sure exactly what that is.  A special edition maybe?

Before Obama and his supporters try to claim a stem cell victory…

Posted January 23, 2009 by mcmeador
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News today is that the FDA has cleared Geron Corp., a U.S. biotech company, to perform the first human trials using embryonic stem cells. They will be injected into eight to ten patients who have suffered recent spinal cord injuries to study the effects. Of course, with this occurring so closely to Obama’s inauguration, it would be easy for many to assume that this is a result of something he has done. It would also make it that much easier for Obama and his supporters to claim that this was an Obama stem cell victory when the next election comes around and everyone has forgotten the details.

Considering this, it is important to point this out now:

But Obama’s ascent to the White House had nothing to do with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s granting permission for the new study, Okarma said in a telephone interview Thursday.

In fact, the company says, the project involves stem cells that were eligible for federal funding under Bush, although no federal money was used to develop the experimental treatment or to pay for the human study.

(Source)

There you have it. This development is completely unrelated to Obama, and actually involves stem cells that Bush allowed federal funding for. I have a feeling I may be referencing people to this post many times when the next election campaign rolls around, considering the tendency of Democratic candidates to distort the facts (or just flat-out lie). Anybody remember John Kerry’s claim that Bush banned federal funding of embryonic stem cell research when, in fact, Bush was the first president to allow it? I do, and that’s why I’m acting now to make sure the record is straight from the start.

CNN Checking the Facts…and Failing

Posted January 12, 2009 by mcmeador
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I just saw this disturbing piece of journalism via YouTube, which apparently aired recently on CNN:

It would seem that the “experts” at CNN have determined that the current conflict is Israel’s fault because they broke the ceasefire with Hamas that began on June 19th, 2008. In this clip, “journalist” Rick Sanchez reviews news stories from three periodicals about an Israeli operation beginning on November 4th, 2008, that killed Palestinian militants. This story was also confirmed by CNN’s international desk. Viewers are supposed to take this exercise in “fact checking” as proof positive that Israel did indeed break the ceasefire first.

Evidently all the journalistic skill of CNN is no match for yours truly, a college-age blogger. With my first search on Google and on the first page of matches, I found all the information I needed to disprove their conclusion. First, from a Time article published on December 15th, 2008:

From the beginning of the year until June 19, Israel was struck by 2,660 projectiles fired from Gaza. From June 19, when the tahdiya went into effect, to Nov. 4, the total was 65.

(Source)

As that plainly says, militants had launched 65 projectiles into Israel after the ceasefire began and before the Israeli operation that began on November 4th. Perhaps the saddest part about this is that Time is partners with CNN, yet CNN seems to have completely ignored or be oblivious to their article which proves that Palestinians broke the ceasefire.

And from a Guardian article on Israel’s early November operation just to further support this:

The official said Israel did not intend to break the truce, noting that some 60 mortar have been fired since the cease-fire and Israel has chosen not to respond.

(Source)

In case you didn’t notice, Rick Sanchez references a different article from The Guardian in his newscast.  I guess he missed this one.

But there you have it…Israel did not break the ceasefire, and it was far too easy to prove so.  This is just the left-wing media’s newest attempt to undermine Israel as always.  Aren’t you glad you have such “competent” news sources as CNN around to keep you abreast of the “facts?”

Porn Industry Asking for Bailout

Posted January 8, 2009 by mcmeador
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How much more ridiculous could it get? I don’t know about you, but it’s been about this ridiculous for a long while now.

“The take here is that everyone and their mother want to be bailed out from the banks to the big three,” said Owen Moogan, spokesman for Larry Flynt. “The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine.”

(Source)

I definitely don’t expect them to get the money, and I definitely don’t want them to.  But I sure am glad they’re asking for it.  Make a big joke out of it!  That’s what it is, right?

If this works for the porn industry, I just may have to go to llc.com and pay $99, set up an LLC, and then go to the government and ask for a bailout myself.  Oh wait…I wouldn’t do that because I’m not a mooch.

“Call in Gay” Day?

Posted December 9, 2008 by mcmeador
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I just saw this ridiculous story on FOXNews.com…

Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to “call in gay” Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it’s wise to encourage skipping work given the nation’s economic distress.

(Source)

In response, I am going to urge employers to fire anyone who does so to show how much the country relies on hard workers. I definitely agree with the second part of that, though. What a great time to pick… There are people out there who need jobs and these losers are urging people to shrug theirs off for the day to be gay.

Oh, and check out this from the “Day Without a Gay” web site:

BUT I CAN’T CALL IN AT WORK ON 12/10 OR I’LL GET FIRED!
If you live in one of the 30 states where individuals can still be fired simply for being gay or lesbian, there are still plenty of ways that you can lend a hand and a voice in our fight for gay equality–without missing work.

(Source)

Notice how they make it into a discrimination issue?  They wouldn’t be firing you for calling in for BS inexcusable reasons…it would be simply because you’re GAY!!!  Hopefully employers will take a stand against this absurdity and give their jobs to deserving people.  Just be prepared for all the discrimination lawsuits if you do.

Anti-Gun Policies at Work

Posted November 23, 2008 by mcmeador
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You may have already heard that two people were shot at the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington, last night (Source). One was killed and the other was seriously wounded. When I first read about the shooting last night, I decided to do some research. It didn’t take long to discover the ironic fact that the Southcenter Mall is an establishment that prohibits firearms (Source).

Now let’s take a time out for a moment to review Washington laws in regards to carrying a gun. The law states that in order to carry a concealed handgun outside of one’s home or fixed place of business, the person must have a concealed carry permit (Source). Because the law is worded in a way that only regulates the carrying of a concealed weapon, any citizen who can legally own a handgun can also legally carry it openly on his/her person without a permit.

Many states also regulate where a weapon can be carried, regardless of whether or not a person has a permit to carry. For instance, in Mississippi it is illegal to carry a firearm into any premises with signs at the entrances that state that firearms are prohibited in the building (Source). It’s a bit different in Washington, where a business can prohibit weapons on the premises, but the prohibition is apparently not enforceable by law (though carrying a weapon into such a place can be considered trespassing). This is illustrated in a story posted by a user on opencarry.org, who was issued a trespass notice at the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila last year and was banned from the mall for a year for carrying a gun on the premises (Source). It seems that in this case, signs were not posted at all entrances, so the trespass notice may have not been enforceable anyway.

So back to last night’s shooting…as I’ve covered, the mall prohibits guns on its premises. What exactly does it think it’s accomplishing by doing so? All this ensures is that innocent rule-abiding citizens will not carry their guns into the mall. If a criminal wants to go into the mall and shoot someone, these signs aren’t going to stop them. Last night’s shooting is evidence enough of this. Such ignorant and dangerous anti-gun policies only serve to benefit criminals and strip protection away from the innocent.

It’s not like this is new either. I’m sure most people remember the Westroads Mall shooting in Omaha, Nebraska, in December of last year. This mall also prohibited firearms on its premises, a status that is enforceable by Nebraska state law (Source). That didn’t keep the kid from carrying an AK-47 into the mall and murdering eight people and wounding others. Or how about the Trolley Square Mall shooting that occurred in Salt Lake City, Utah, in February of last year? This was another establishment that prohibited firearms on its premises, but that didn’t stop the shooter from carrying in a shotgun, handgun, and a backpack full of ammunition and murdering five people and wounding others. Luckily, in that case, an off-duty police officer was in the mall at that time violating the mall’s anti-gun policy (which was not enforceable by state law) and engaged the shooter, effectively ending his killing spree by distracting him until other officers arrived and killed him.

I’ve heard some argue before, “well what are the chances that a person with a gun is actually going to be right there near the shooter when something like that happens anyway?” I have two responses:

1) It doesn’t matter what the chances are. What matters is that there is a chance.

2) The person doesn’t have to be right there next to him. Take the story of the off-duty officer at the Trolley Square Mall for example:

Yet even then, the officer “was at the opposite end and on a different floor of the convoluted Trolley Square complex when the shooting began. By the time he became aware of the shooting and managed to track down and confront Talovic [the killer], three minutes had elapsed.”

(Source)

Sadly, these are not the only examples. I can’t even keep track of the number of school shootings I’ve seen in my time. I say this as if I am an old man, but that’s not the case. Did the anti-gun policies of most schools keep these tragedies from occurring? No. And how many of these could have been prevented or ended earlier by students or teachers permitted to carry guns had the laws been different? We’ll never know. What we do know is this: these anti-gun rules and laws have proven far too many times to be ineffective, and the chance, no matter how small, that shootings could be prevented or ended by law-abiding civilians with guns is a lot better than no chance at all.

Free Dr. Pepper for Everyone!

Posted November 22, 2008 by mcmeador
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This has absolutely nothing to do with politics, but it’s so awesome that I had to let everyone know. Dr. Pepper had said earlier this year that if “Chinese Democracy,” the new album by Guns N’ Roses, actually released this year, they would give a free Dr. Pepper to everyone in the country. They didn’t believe it would happen because recording for the album began in 1994. But it’s releasing Sunday, and Dr. Pepper if fulfilling its promise.

“We never thought this day would come,” Tony Jacobs, Dr Pepper’s vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “But now that it’s here, all we can say is: The Dr Pepper’s on us.”

Beginning Sunday at 12:01 a.m., coupons for a free 20-ounce soda will be available for 24 hours on Dr Pepper’s Web site. They’ll be honored until Feb. 28.

( Source )

Heck yeah! So don’t forget to get your coupon for a free Dr. Pepper. And all you liberals out there…be sure to complain about evil big business all the way to the store.