Friday, December 31, 2010

Yes, the French Muslim "Batman" is a politically correct statement by DC Comics.

For all the whining going on by Comics Alliance, Robot 6 and others. The new Muslim Batman is a political statement based on boosting up the repressed minority to make themselves feel good. A backhand move that I always found this distasteful as a black man.

David Hines, Writer: Rather than use the obvious choice of The Musketeer as the new French Batman, I wanted to come up with the kind of hero I would want to see in a comic book if I were French. The process of developing a story is complex and there are all kinds of things I looked at.

The urban unrest and problems of the ethnic minorities under Sarkozy’s government dominate the news from France and it became inevitable that the hero should come from a French Algerian background.

The Parkour element was maybe a little obvious, but it fitted very well with the concept of a hero from the streets. Clichy-Sous-Bois, as you point out, is the flashpoint for rioting in Paris, so again was the obvious location for Bilal.

The reason is right there and its not about being anything other than politically correct which is standard given the left wing nature of the comic industry these days. If he really wanted to stand out since in his mind the majority is the problem he would take the Musketeer (White person)to point out the problems of ethnic minorities and it would have more power to it. Though you would have the white guy saves the day gimmick it wouldn't come off as bad as French Muslim Batman which has its merits but on both sides of the argument has devolved into stupid arguments.

Glee star Jane Lynch gleefully bashes religious people, John McCain and Justice Scalia

Gay activists always seem to be the most intolerant people in the room.
Savage: F--k John McCain—put that in NEWSWEEK.

Lynch: Yeah, I say it too, to the second power.

Savage: Really, when it comes to gay rights, there’s two wars going on. The first war is political. But the culture war is over. Between Glee and Ellen and how integrated and accepted LGBT adults are, that’s done. So it’s very frustrating to be steeped in how culturally accepted we are and know that there’s all these legislative things that we just can’t seem to make any progress on.

How long until there’s an openly gay president or Supreme Court justice?

Savage: Scalia isn’t gay?!? I always think the biggest homophobe in the room is clearly a c--ksucker!

Lynch: Totally! The next religious person who tells you there’s something wrong with being a homosexual, start the countdown. It’s psychology 101—the people who are the loudest and hate it the most hate something in themselves.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Journalist organizations pushing "undocumented immigrant" over illegal immigrant.

The Society of Professional Journalist and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists are really going to drill into journalist's head that you better use undocumented immigrant.

Frequent use of the phrases "illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien" by our mainstream media is being questioned in order to remain faithful to the principles of our U.S. Constitution.

SPJ’s Diversity Committee met during the 2010 convention in Las Vegas and decided to engage in a yearlong educational campaign designed to inform and sensitize journalists as to the best language to use when writing and reporting on undocumented immigrants.

Some believe the phrase illegal alien originated with fiery, anti-immigrant groups along the U.S.-Mexico border, such as the Minutemen. Gradually, the phrase — along with illegal immi-grant — seeped into common usage. It is now even used by some network TV newscasters.

Yet it remains offensive to many Latinos, and especially Mexicans, and to the fundamentals of Ameri-can jurisprudence.

First of all any reporter who believes those terms started with the minutemen is a first class moron. The term alien is actual US law and has been for decades.

This second part makes zero sense.
One of the most basic of our constitutional rights is that everyone (including non-citizens) is innocent of any crime until proven guilty in a court of law. That's guaranteed under the Fifth, Sixth and 14th Amendments of the Constitution, as I learned during four-year post-doctoral studies in appellate law at the California Court of Appeal in San Diego.

The presumption of innocence is an ancient tenet of criminal law. That legal doctrine is basic to our common-law system of jurisprudence. It has also been adapted by many countries following the Na-poleonic, civil-law legal system including Italy, Spain, Brasil, Poland, the Philippines, Russia and the United Nations. It's often expressed by the phrase “innocent until proven guilty,” credited to English lawyer Sir William Garrow (1760-1840).

Simply put, only a judge, not a journalist, can say that someone is an illegal.

If you don't have the proper papers and legal right to be in this country, you are an illegal alien or illegal immigrant or illegal. You don't need a judge to say that when it is US LAW.

This nonsense is about making illegal immigrant discussion less cut and dry so journalist in their PC way can write more sob stories to make you feel bad about "undocumented immigrants."

Monday, December 27, 2010

Great... UAW wants to organize U.S. workers at Asian, Euro auto plants

Not happy at destroying the American car industry, now they want to bring their misery to already successful companies not using taxpayers money.

The head of the United Auto Workers said Wednesday the union will begin a campaign in January to organize hourly factory workers at foreign-owned car plants in the U.S.

Bob King, elected to head the UAW last summer, said in an interview he received approval from his union's board of directors last week on a set of principles to be presented to the targeted companies.

Mr. King declined to name the companies, but earlier this year the union picketed at U.S. dealerships representing Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co., Honda Motor Co, Hyundai Motor Co., BMW AG and the Mercedes-Benz unit of Daimler AG. All have nonunionized auto plants in the U.S., while Volkswagen AG is building a plant in Tennessee.

....But Mr. King said that recent changes to the wage structure and work rules at the Detroit Three demonstrate the benefits of having a cooperative union standing behind a management team engaged in a corporate turnaround.

"We're a 21st century union," Mr. King said. "We believe we have been committed to the success of these employers."

A cooperative union? If the UAW and those companies didn't get a taxpayer funded bailout, they automakers would have gone under. The only reason wages are now in line with everyone else is because they had to cut wages. UAW is going to destroy the rest of the industry.

AFP: Nuclear treaty 'goes easy on Russia' , Obama causes burden on American side.

Russian officials are not stupid, they outsmarted Obama on this treaty which does nothing but save them money and let them gain an advantage over America. Basically we made a deal with a country to their advantage.
The new Russia-US nuclear arms pact may have been hailed as historic but analysts said that all Moscow really has to do is phase out Soviet-era missiles and warheads that are already out of date.

The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) was ratified by the US Senate on Wednesday after a passionate months-long debate and given initial approval by Russia's State Duma lower house of parliament two days later.

...And Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov saw nothing but the treaty's advantages as he defended it parliament Friday.

"We will not have to make any cuts to our strategic offensive weapons," Serdyukov told sceptical lawmakers from the Communist opposition. "But the Americans -- they will indeed have to make some cuts."

"Serdyukov is right," said Moscow's Centre for Disarmament Director Anatoly Dyakov. "Russia has already met its launcher obligations. It only has 560 of those.

"We have more warheads. But if you take the old SS-20s out of commission -- they each have 10 warheads and have been in service 10 years past their expiry -- then you really do not need to take any additional measures," said Dyakov.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Garry Trudeau attacks God on Christmas but angry at Mohammed cartoons.

Liberal Garry Trudeau goes about on Christmas mocking God.

But mocking Mohammed or Allah is a big no no in his worldview.

Q. What did you make of the Danish cartoon mess? I understand that you said you would never play with the image of Allah. But did you feel you should have done so out of a sense of professional solidarity, or to make a statement about freedom of speech?

A. What exactly would that statement be? That we can say whatever we want in the West? Everyone already knows that. So then the question becomes, should we say whatever we want? That, to me, is the crux. Do you hurt people just because you can? Because you feel they shouldn’t be deeply hurt, does that mean they aren’t? Should the New York Times run vicious caricatures of blacks and Jews just to show the First Amendment in action? At some point, common sense and sensitivity have to be brought to bear.

Death Panels return: Obama signs into law paying Doctors to help you die early

I don't mind end of life planning but Obama giving incentives to Doctors and silently putting it back into Obamacare says a lot about his idea for the healthcare system.
When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.

Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.

Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.

The final version of the health care legislation, signed into law by President Obama in March, authorized Medicare coverage of yearly physical examinations, or wellness visits. The new rule says Medicare will cover “voluntary advance care planning,” to discuss end-of-life treatment, as part of the annual visit.

Under the rule, doctors can provide information to patients on how to prepare an “advance directive,” stating how aggressively they wish to be treated if they are so sick that they cannot make health care decisions for themselves.

While the new law does not mention advance care planning, the Obama administration has been able to achieve its policy goal through the regulation-writing process, a strategy that could become more prevalent in the next two years as the president deals with a strengthened Republican opposition in Congress.