Saturday, September 8, 2012

Why Obama wins even with a lousy economy of his own doing.

Via Instapundit.
JOHN HINDERAKER ASKS: Why Is This Election Even Close?“On paper, given Obama’s record, this election should be a cakewalk for the Republicans. Why isn’t it? I am afraid the answer may be that the country is closer to the point of no return than most of us believed. With over 100 million Americans receiving federal welfare benefits, millions more going on Social Security disability, and many millions on top of that living on entitlement programs–not to mention enormous numbers of public employees–we may have gotten to the point where the government economy is more important, in the short term, than the real economy.”


America has become the land of parasites and will continue to grow until we all become dependent on government.

No female cops allowed near Spanish Mosque.

Interesting....

Only male traffic wardens are now active in the mosque area in Palma’s Pere Garau district. Dornier, the company responsible for the concession, made the decision after various incidents occurred. Female employees were insulted by men who were visiting the mosque, the company said.

Initially it was decided that the traffic wardens would patrol the neighbouring streets in twos. But because of a lack of staff it was ultimately decided to withdraw the female traffic wardens.

Denver Airport has separate rooms for Muslims from Christians and Jews

Buried in this story where some butthurt individual whined about a prayer announcement at the Denver Airport was this interesting tidbit.

No other religious group that shares the two-room chapel — Protestants, Jews or Muslims — has regular services, but local religious leaders sided with the archbishop.

“It seems to me that the announcement of a service ought to be part of it,” said the Rev. Lucia Guzman, who served on the chapel board. “People are coming through an airport for all types of reasons, including crisis times in their lives.”

The airport chapel was paid for by DIA Interfaith Chapel Inc., which is composed of Christians, Jews and Muslims. One room is for Muslims and the other for Christians and Jews. The organization leases the space.

Interesting.

Geoff Johns DC Comics introduces new Muslim superhero

DC Comics has under Johns become as politically correct as Marvel when it takes the now yearly rebooting to take classic characters and screw them up just to be diverse for the sake of being diverse. The quality of the stories are second which is why the comic book industry is nowhere near where it should be in terms of sales and size.

Geoff Johns is the main reason the Green Lantern movie got so screwed up.

Green was the favorite color of Islam’s founder Prophet Muhammad, so it seems fitting that the world’s latest Muslim superhero has joined the small but diverse circle of superheroes who’ve worn the Green Lantern ring.

American comics giant DC Comics introduced Simon Baz to readers Wednesday (Sep. 5) in a special issue explaining the character’s origins. Baz is a Lebanese American from Dearborn, Mich., like his maker, DC creative director Geoff Johns, who weaves stories that Muslims, Arabs, and other Americans can relate to into the heroic plot.

It has all the earmarks of evil America bullying all Muslims with the familiar yelling of "Islamophobia"
Did 9/11 inspire you to introduce a Arab-Muslim character, considering that it plays an important part of Simon Baz’ life?

When we re-launched our universe last year, diversity was a very important of the thinking when introducing characters. When I thought of the story, I had to introduce a new character into the “Green Latern” Corps. There was a lot of thought about his background, and that’s when I came up with the Arab-American “Green Lantern.”

Why did you choose Michigan to set the story in?

As a writer, you inject yourself into everything you do. Certainly, setting it in Michigan, which has affected all of my comics and the culture itself. Dearborn also has one of the largest Arab communities in the country. I know that when I was a kid and there was a character in my home town, I was excited by it. When I was young, the Justice League was based in Detroit and that was really cool. It’s nice to go back to your roots and do something there. Personally, I hope that people from Dearborn and my fellow Michigan-ders will be proud of the character.



TIME:

The olive-skinned, burly Baz hails from Dearborn, the hometown of Henry Ford and the capital of Arab America. His story begins at 10 years old, when he and the rest of his Muslim family watch their television in horror as airplanes fly into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Events unfold from there as U.S. Arabs and Muslims find themselves falling under intense suspicion and ostracism in the days, months and years following the attacks.

“Obviously, it’s affecting everybody,” said Johns, who grew up in nearby suburbs in a Lebanese Christian household and got into comics when he discovered his uncle’s old collection in his Arab grandmother’s attic. “One of the things I really wanted to show was its effect on Simon and his family in a very negative way.”

(NYTIMES) Studies Find More Students Cheating, With High Achievers No Exception

No surprise as this latest generation is the most entitled ever who think they are special because their parents who want to be their friends have caused this moral decay.

Studies of student behavior and attitudes show that a majority of students violate standards of academic integrity to some degree, and that high achievers are just as likely to do it as others. Moreover, there is evidence that the problem has worsened over the last few decades.

Experts say the reasons are relatively simple: Cheating has become easier and more widely tolerated, and both schools and parents have failed to give students strong, repetitive messages about what is allowed and what is prohibited.


....Experts say that along with students, schools and technology, parents are also to blame. They cite surveys, anecdotal impressions and the work of researchers like Jean M. Twenge, author of the book “Generation Me,” to make the case that since the 1960s, parenting has shifted away from emphasizing obedience, honor and respect for authority to promoting children’s happiness while stoking their ambitions for material success.

“We have a culture now where we have real trouble accepting that our kids make mistakes and fail, and when they do, we tend to blame someone else,” said Tricia Bertram Gallant, author of “Creating the Ethical Academy,” and director of the academic integrity office at the University of California at San Diego. “Thirty, 40 years ago, the parent would come in and grab the kid by the ear, yell at him and drag him home.”

Educators tell tales of students who grew up taking for granted not only that their highly involved parents would help with schoolwork but that the “help” would strain the definition of the word.

Ms. Gallant recalled giving integrity counseling to a student who would send research papers to her mother to review before turning them in — and saw nothing wrong in that. One paper, it turned out, her mother had extensively rewritten — and extensively plagiarized.

“I said, ‘So what’s the lesson here?’ ” Ms. Gallant said. “And she said, completely serious, ‘Check the work my mom does?’ ”

Where the NYTIMES gushes over a guy dancing among lightbulbs

and not energy saving bulbs either.
Anything starting with "Modern" in front of it is a hoax loved by upper crust douchebags with no common sense or pseudo wannabes.

A former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Mr. Bokaer relies on visual design as a starting point for his choreography; at times, it feels as if he were playing a game of chess that pits sleek bodies against minimalist structures. In “Eclipse” two solos by Mr. Bokaer bookend a dance for four, in which Tal Adler-Arieli, C C Chang, Sara Procopio and Adam H. Weinert navigate the forest of hanging bulbs with a sense of purpose but too little drama.

Wearing a reflective safety vest over a white shirt and pants — Mr. McCall also designed the costumes — Mr. Bokaer darts throughout the space, performing a sequence of movements with tiny, whipping turns and even an unexpected somersault. There are times when he pauses in front of a bulb, extends an arm and causes it to light up. While this grows gimmicky, Mr. Bokaer, who is never more authoritative than when he’s dancing, burns through his tasks with a tranquil intensity.
AKIBA!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Why Trinidad and Tobago's government sucks #30329

Left almost 2 decades and its still the same failure of government services that people who live there have to go thru day after day.

GABRIEL Garraway was standing at the side of the road yesterday, waiting to cross the Beetham Highway in Sea Lots, when a portion of the west-bound lane of the highway suddenly collapsed.

"I was at the side of the road when a 'Sea Land' (a truck carrying a shipping container) passed and just so the road disappeared," Garraway said.

A sinkhole measuring approximately six feet was left. The incident occurred just around 11.30 a.m. yesterday.

When Garraway saw the sinkhole he reacted.

"I ran into the road and started to shout and wave my arms, to let the other cars know that there was a hole in the road, but you know once people see somebody in the road by Sea Lots they immediately think it is a robbery," he said.

Garraway began to direct the traffic.

"While I was in the road trying to help, a man passed in his car and shouted 'get out the ****ing road, you figure you are police or what'."

Garraway, Shawn Callender and other Sea Lots residents brought out nearby debris and cordoned off the area of the sinkhole facing the motorists.

The two northern-most lanes of the west-bound highway were blocked, forcing cars to avoid the sinkhole.

The highway was reduced to one lane and residents called the police. Around two hours after the hole first appeared, the first police officer arrived.

Trinidad officials like to fancy themselves a first world destination but in reality they are a third world banana republic. Why do you think there are so many expats all over America and Canada.

Arab-Americans object to Jerusalem changes in DNC platform

Dems booed God and Israel. Anyone surprised?

The president of a top Arab American group is lashing out at the 11th hour political maneuvering that restored language about Israel capital to the Democratic convention platform — calling the move "insulting to my community."

Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a DNC delegate and a member of the convention's platform committee, blasted the re-insertion of language affirming that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel in an interview with POLITICO.

"Today’s amendment to re-insert the language on Jerusalem was a clear case of putting pandering above responsible politics. Not only is this change a knee-jerk reaction to baseless accusations from the far-right that the Democratic Party has “thrown Israel under the bus,” it also flies in the face of decades of policy," Zogby's group AAI wrote in a statement.

"I think it was embarrassing," Zogby said. "What bothers me is the way it was done."

Democrats had initially dropped some language dating to 2008 about Jerusalem in their 2012 platform — but restored it on a quick voice vote Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lesbian who claimed hate-crime attack charged in hoax

Yeah, this was a big deal when first reported but the follow up... not so much...

A hate crime reported last month by a lesbian claiming three masked men tied her up in her Nebraska home, carved derogatory slurs into her skin and set fire to her house was allegedly an elaborate hoax, police said Tuesday.

Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong pointed to a Facebook post by the woman, Charlie Rogers — written four days before the July 22 incident — as a perceived motive for faking an attack.

“So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me,” the post stated, according to police.

Melissa Harris-Perry confirmed to be a complete moron over welfare

If you think being poor in America is risker than being wealthy, you might be a MSNBC host.

While Harris-Perry seemed deeply affected by the debate, it wasn't until Mehta said that class mobility is "enabled by taking risks" by wealthy entrepreneurs that the host lost it.

"What is riskier than being poor in America? Seriously?" she yelled. Mehta seemed taken aback.

Harris-Perry continued, "I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it won't. I'm sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky."

The other panelists, including columnist Bob Franken, Wake Forest professor David Coates and writer/commentator Nancy Giles, continued with the discussion and Harris-Perry later apologized for "losing my temper." But the clip has taken off online, with many people tweeting about Harris-Perry's phrase, "I'm sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky."

Hey dumbass, how about you trying being a person that goes out from their 9 to 5 job and strike out on their own and see which is risker than being poor which takes no effort. Its people like Melissa who victimize the poor to the point where they feel the only way out is to get a welfare check, food stamps and wait for someone to give them money take from someone else higher on the income ladder.

Barack Obama the greatest food stamp President in history

Congrats, Obama pushing Americans to be more dependent on government has reached record levels.
Food-stamp use reached a record 46.7 million people in June, the government said, as Democrats prepare to nominate President Barack Obama for a second term with the economy as a chief issue in the campaign.

Participation was up 0.4 percent from May and 3.3 percent higher than a year earlier and has remained greater than 46 million all year as the unemployment rate stayed higher than 8 percent. New jobless numbers will be released Sept. 7.