Saturday, January 29, 2011

Missoula theater production calls for the beheading of Sarah Palin.

The whole story here and isn't it nice everyone is trying to be more civil?

TSA bans private screeners at airports to protect union workers.

If the union likes it then you know its a bad idea.

A program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private screeners is being brought to a standstill, just a month after the Transportation Security Administration said it was "neutral" on the program.

TSA chief John Pistole said Friday he has decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports, saying he does not see any advantage to it.

Though little known, the Screening Partnership Program allowed airports to replace government screeners with private contractors who wear TSA-like uniforms, meet TSA standards and work under TSA oversight. Among the airports that have "opted out" of government screening are San Francisco and Kansas City.

The push to "opt out" gained attention in December amid the fury over the TSA's enhanced pat downs, which some travelers called intrusive.

Rep. John Mica, a Republican from Florida, wrote a letter encouraging airports to privatize their airport screeners, saying they would be more responsive to the public.

At that time, the TSA said it neither endorsed nor opposed private screening.

"If airports chose this route, we are going to work with them to do it," a TSA spokesman said in late December.

But on Friday, the TSA denied an application by Springfield-Branson Airport in Missouri to privatize its checkpoint workforce, and in a statement, Pistole indicated other applications likewise will be denied.

A union for Transportation Security Administration employees said it supported the decision to halt the program.

"The nation is secure in the sense that the safety of our skies will not be left in the hands of the lowest-bidder contractor, as it was before 9/11," said John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees. "We applaud Administrator Pistole for recognizing the value in a cohesive federalized screening system and work force."

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Black people fighting at IHOP and Chuck-E-Cheese = Niggaration of Black community.

Bossip calls it Pure Coonery!. Black people constantly being embarrassed by the low class, no values, no morals segment of black people who keep having nigga moments caught on camera and in most cases being damn proud of being niggas. I am tired of them and its time they get called out and ostracized from the rest of us who are tired of their behavior reflecting on everyone else.

Video of Chuck E Cheese brawl.

Police say a Beaumont man has been arrested after a fight broke out at Chuck E Cheese on Sunday night. The fight was caught on video and posted onto YouTube.

It started at a birthday party on Sunday at the Chuck E Cheese restaurant located at 4180 North Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Police say two women got into an argument and started fighting. The two women were both girlfriends of 18-year-old Jordan Eagleton. Police say when a manager tried to break up the fight, Eagleton threatened to kill him if he called police.

The manager decided to press charges against Eagleton who was arrested for terroristic threat.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Obama speech: A whole lot of nothing going on.

It was a speech to sell him as some sort of centrist President which is laughable given his past actions and speeches. I was amused to hear him talk so "highly" of American exceptionalism considering he downplayed it before a couple of years ago allowing people to think he doesn't believe it.

But the gist of the speech was Obama demanding to spend more money but somehow cut spending which makes no sense. Its the same big government liberalism speech and beliefs he has always pushed just in a kinder tone.

Lord help me, but Lawrence O'Donnell called him out on it while the rest of the MSNBC idiots just kissed Obama's ass.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Union worker backlash against the GOP cutting their taxpayer funded salaries.

Amazing how the self sacrifice all Americans should share stop at the unions who just want to keep sucking America dry.

And that's just the Republicans. Late last year, Congress approved a two-year freeze on federal worker pay requested by President Obama.

Safe to say, workers are starting to feel picked on, and now their unions are ramping up efforts to push back against further cuts.

"Nobody is thinking about the on-the-ground impact these proposals have in real America," said William Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, which represents 110,000 workers.

Any further cuts, Dougan said, have the potential to ripple through communities that depend on federal workers, causing greater pain than lawmakers realize.

The unions are also warning that government agencies won't be able to function properly.

They don't even realize this is not a bad thing in some cases.

Jay Cutler should tell everyone to go screw themselves.

I am not a Jay Cutler fan in the least but after the current and former NFL tough guys ripped the guy for "quiting" then come to find out he has a grade II MCL tear. Someone needs to come out blasting each and every one of these losers. I am getting Trent fricking Dilfer on ESPN saying you would have to drag me off the field in that situation. Hell more people wanted to do that when he was healthy especially playing with the Ravens who won a super bowl in spite of him.

Deion Sanders acting NFL tough guy when in his long career there is no videotaped evidence of him tackling anyone. Maurice Jones Drew is backtracking like crazy from his stupid twit yesterday.

As for the argument that Culter should have acted up more on the sidelines to keep perception down like Dan Patrick said on his last show. No, Cutler persona is what it is and to play it up would have made him more fake. Its like Lovie Smith getting yelled at about not being more demonstrative on the sidelines. You can't change personalities and damn it you idiots made me feel bad for Cutler.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Obama's disingenuous words in op-ed praising Reagan.

This remake of Obama from being a big government liberal to some sort of centrist despite the mountain of evidence is amusing. He has hit the top though trying to gloom off of Reagan.
Obama's view of Reagan today is far different from the discussion of Reagan in Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father. In that book, Obama says his strong feelings about the Republican president were part of the reason he decided to become a community organizer. "When classmates in college asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, I couldn't answer them directly," Obama wrote. "Instead, I'd pronounce on the need for change. Change in the White House, where Reagan and his minions were carrying on their dirty deeds…"

In another part of the book, Obama criticized Reagan for "verbal legerdemain." By that, he was accusing Reagan of intentionally maintaining a gap between his sunny rhetoric and the actions of his administration. Now, President Obama praises Reagan's "faith in the American promise."

Olbermann just wore out his welcome at MSNBC.

NYTIMES and WSJ has two pieces for Monday morning papers and the basic gist is Olbermann is a prick and now that MSNBC has a couple of players in Maddow and O'Donnell they can jet the prick.

At the same time, stories about Mr. Olbermann’s thin skin circulated widely in the newsroom. One such story, which was recalled independently by two hosts, dates to early December, when Mr. O’Donnell, then carving out some success as the 10 p.m. host on MSNBC, collegially proposed via e-mail that Mr. Olbermann come on his show to talk about President Obama’s tax-cut compromise.

Mr. O’Donnell had written this post on Twitter: “Liberal critics of the Obama deal say exactly what Pat Buchanan said of George H. W. Bush: he’s weak.” The message speculated that Mr. Obama’s critics would do to him what Mr. Buchanan “did to H.W. Bush: destroy him and help elect a president from the other party.”

Mr. Olbermann apparently interpreted the message as a personal attack; he declined to appear on Mr. O’Donnell’s show. “I saw what you wrote on Twitter,” he snapped at Mr. O’Donnell.

NYTIMES: Skins causing heartache for MTV

The times actually hits upon a common complaint I have heard about the MTV version of this show that it doesn't show the downside as well as the UK version which I have seen some of those episodes. The ones I have seen was really raunchy but it never presented everything as happy go lucky and it showed consequences. The kids were for the most part garbage and products of their environment. The MTV version is just out to titillate and not much else.
When I went home on Wednesday and checked the DVR log, the pilot was there, waiting for inspection by my 14-year-old daughter, who confirmed that yes, everybody at school was talking about it.

Now that MTV is back on its heels, you will hear arguments that “Skins” merely describes the world that we already live in. There’s something to that. MTV didn’t invent “friends with benefits,” oral sex as the new kiss or stripper chic as a teenage fashion aspiration. And MTV didn’t employ the teenage star that posed semi-nude in Vanity Fair; the Disney Channel is the one in business with Miley Cyrus.

But when you hear talk about how innovative and daring “Skins” is — and you will —that argument is no more credible than the one made by the stoned teenager out after curfew. “Skins” is pretty much a frame-by-frame capture of a British hit. “Kids,” the film by director Larry Clark, plowed the same seamy ground back in 1995. (And films, at least, are more regulated: “Kids” initially received an NC-17 rating, which meant that some of the youngsters who were in the film could not legally see it.)

“Skins” is nothing new, only a corporate effort to clone a provocative drama that will make MTV less dependent on reality shows and add to the bottom line. True, MTV is not alone. Abercrombie & Fitch built a brand out of writhing, half-naked teenagers, as Calvin Klein once did.

Even in the most scripted reality programming, the waterfall of poor personal choices is interrupted by comeuppance. People get painful hangovers, the heartbreaks are real if overly dramatic and the cast members have to live with their decisions.

Not so on “Skins,” where a girl who overdoses and is rushed to the hospital wakes up to laughter when the stolen S.U.V. taking her there slams to a halt. Teenagers show children how to roll blunts, bottles of vodka are traded on merry go-rounds, and youngsters shrug off being molested and threatened by a drug dealer. And when the driver of the stolen S.U.V. gets distracted and half a dozen adolescents go rolling into a river, the car is lost but everyone bobs to the surface with a smile at the wonder of it all.

Any adults on “Skins” are of the Charlie Brown variety, feckless beings who are mostly heard off-screen making bummer noises. MTV leaves it to real-life parents to explain that sometimes, when a car goes underwater, nobody survives and that a quick hookup with cute boy at the party may deliver a sexually transmitted disease along with a momentary thrill.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rachel Maddow: Never been a successful missle test...

Never been a complete 100% success rate but never at all?

Chinese pianist plays anti-American tune at White House. Did the White House know?

You mean to tell me not one American realized what this tune was about and demanded it not play in the White House? Heads should roll for this crap especially if they did know and allowed to be played.
Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it. Patriotic Chinese Internet users were delighted as soon as they saw the videos online. Early morning TV viewers in China knew it would be played an hour or two beforehand. At the White House State dinner on Jan. 19, about six minutes into his set, Lang Lang began tapping out a famous anti-American propaganda melody from the Korean War: the theme song to the movie “Battle on Shangganling Mountain.”

The film depicts a group of “People’s Volunteer Army” soldiers who are first hemmed in at Shanganling (or Triangle Hill) and then, when reinforcements arrive, take up their rifles and counterattack the U.S. military “jackals.”

The movie and the tune are widely known among Chinese, and the song has been a leading piece of anti-American propaganda by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for decades. CCP propaganda has always referred to the Korean War as the “movement to resist America and help [North] Korea.” The message of the propaganda is that the United States is an enemy—in fighting in the Korean War the United States’ real goal was said to be to invade and conquer China. The victory at Triangle Hill was promoted as a victory over imperialists.

The song Lang Lang played describes how beautiful China is and then near the end has this verse, “When friends are here, there is fine wine /But if the jackal comes /What greets it is the hunting rifle.” The “jackal” in the song is the United States.

The name of the song is “My Motherland,” originally titled “Big River.” In an interview broadcast on Phoenix TV, the first thing Lang Lang is quoted as saying is that he chose the piece.

He then said, “I thought to play ‘My Motherland’ because I think playing the tune at the White House banquet can help us, as Chinese people, feel extremely proud of ourselves and express our feelings through the song. I think it’s especially good. Also, I like the tune in and of itself, every time I hear it I feel extremely moved.”