Monthly Archives: November 2009

Will Rush be history in less than 3 years?

Mark Lloyd

While serving as a senior fellow at the liberal Center for American Progress, [Mark] Lloyd called for the government to reduce the number of broadcast outlets a company own as a means of reducing the number of radio stations carrying conservative programs. He wrore that “no one entity should control more than 10 percent of the total commercial radio stations in a given market.”

Lloyd also said that no one entity should own “more than four commercial stations in large markets (a radio market with 45 or more commercial stations).”

Currently, an entity may own no more than eight stations in a large market. Lloyd’s recommendation, were it to become policy, could force station owners carrying programs such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin to sell their stations.

This man is dangerous. Well, hell  knock me alongside the head – the whole administration is dangerous – what am I thinking?

Not only is Lloyd calling for the censoring of conservative radio hosts, but he’s lowering the bar at how many stations a private business can own.  Obviously, a consumer driven market means nothing to this guy. Or he’s not smart enough to understand the basic economics of it.

Or maybe the real true answer is that he understands this all too well and it scares him.

How did we get all these communists in power at one time? Where is Joseph McCarthy now? Don’t answer those questions… like you, I already know.

72% Favor Merry Christmas

Just something to think about today:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The constitution says “Congress shall make no law…” There is no reference to or restriction on  the individual states.

If the state of Utah decides to allow a nativity scene on their state house grounds, and there are a bunch of atheists who are offended (and I wish someone would explain to me how this offends or injures any one) and they appeal and lose at the state supreme court level, then it’s a done deal. The U.S. Supreme Court should refuse to hear a case like this because constitutionally, the men and women in black robes have no right to be involved.

But every Christmas we have to go through the same furor and fuss about who and what kind of holiday representation the government will allow on OUR real estate. And not only that, it becomes news when over 70% of Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” over other holiday neutral greetings.

This, from Rasmussen Reports is even more telling:

Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans and 70% of adults not affiliated with either major political party like store signs that wish them a “Merry Christmas,” compared to just 58% of Democrats.

GM wants more taxpayer money, but this time this time it’s not ours

According to Der Spiegel Online, GM is now in Europe with their thieving hands open.

In what is a “we’ve seen this movie before” routine, they want the EU to cough up nearly $5 billion dollars to keep its factories open. But unlucky for GM, in this age of instant news and globally shared economic understanding, the Germans are onto what it means to “bail out” the car company. They’ve seen how this has played out (and is still playing out) in America and are wisely not jumping in to see a repeat in Europe.

Closures and downsizing would hit Germany the hardest with 4 factories in the nation and nearly half of the European workers living in Germany.

While the factory doors may stay open, thousands of jobs will most certainly be lost, and Germany will take the brunt of the cuts. Speaking to reporters, Nick Reilly, temporary head of GM’s European operations, said that 9,000 jobs would be axed across Europe, with up to 60 percent of the cuts coming in Germany. That amounts to a 20 percent reduction in capacity, which is to be accomplished through downsizing plants rather than closing them entirely.

Certainly Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German government will be pleased to hear the news that the local plants will remain in operation. Of GM’s 50,000 workers in Europe, roughly half work in Germany. On Wednesday, Reilly said that Germany’s plants in Bochum, Eisenach, Kaiserslautern and Antwerp play a critical role in GM’s future.

Newspapers in Germany are saying exactly the same things American financial gurus have been saying since the U.S. take-over of GM last year: it will hinder or eventually kill off competitive corporations, GM is poorly managed and financially unhealthy and GM hasn’t done anything to guarantee its word in the past.

In a deja vu moment for Americans, German commentators are echoing exactly what we’ve have been hearing about GM and our government bail-out:

The Financial Times Deutschland writes: “The German government would do well to stay out of the Opel rescue. It should neither intervene on the behalf of individual factories nor should it send any money to GM. Opel is not a good candidate for assistance from the German Economic Fund (eds. note: a €115 billion fund to assist German companies ailing as a result of the financial crisis) because it doesn’t meet the fund’s stringent criteria. The car maker was not healthy before the financial crisis nor does GM currently have difficulties finding financing help. Even a tough restructuring problem would only lessen doubts about the survival prospects of Opel. It would not eliminate them.”

The conservative daily Die Welt writes: “Such announcements regarding job cuts are not worth much. They can be quickly changed should business not develop as expected…. They are primarily suitable for softening up government leaders. The message is: Give a few billion and things won’t turn out quite so badly.”

“Perhaps even worse would be the distortion of competition. Even now, one can imagine how the competition from the government-subsidized Opel models Astra and Insignia would make life difficult for Volkswagen, Daimler and others. When will politicians realize that their interventions produce far more costs than just the loss of billions in guarantees? If one looks at Opel’s history, there is only one possible answer to the question: obviously never.”

The center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes: “What will happen next? General Motors has sent Nick Reilly to Europe to guide Opel into the future, as part of the parent company. He has no solid plans, but he has a long list of requests — for the German government, for the states where Opel plants are located and for the Opel employees. He wants them all to assist him with the restructuring of the car company — with taxpayer money or by withholding demands for pay increases. And signals that some aid may actually be forthcoming are already being sent by the politicians, who only days ago were the victims of General Motor’s deceit.”

“‘General Motors could also contribute,’ Reilly has said. How very kind. Opel — and the British subsidiary, Vauxhall — belong to General Motors. They do not belong to the German or British taxpayers. One can wish the company luck — but tax money should remain off-limits to Opel.”

The center-left Süddeutsche Zeitung writes: “For decades, GM lacked a clear plan and has had no clear strategy.… In June, for example, the company planned to close the Opel plants in Bochum and Eisenach. Today both of those plants have been guaranteed a future. This sort of back and forth doesn’t exactly encourage trust. State governors need to be careful in dealing with these sorts of managers — and they should refuse to support them financially. Otherwise they will simply trigger a cycle of subsidies that won’t guarantee jobs anyway.”

“No car manufacturer is in a position to guarantee jobs right now. The outlook for the auto industry, which continues to suffer from over supply, is simply too grim. In order to improve the industry’s outlook, factories must close. As such, there is absolutely no reason to assist a company by giving them billions of euros, just so they can keep those excess factories working.”

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

New York, 3 October 1789

By the President of the United States of America: a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Quote of the day

I think not merely the thrill is gone, but a righteous anger about an Obama trifecta— of serial apologies and bows abroad, massive borrowing and deficit spending, and government-take overs of private spheres of life—is swelling up in the electorate.  I haven’t seen in my lifetime anything quite like it. And this furor of being had has the potential not just to take Obama down, but also his ideology and supporters along with him for a generation. Victor David Hanson

Oprah’s Christmas special with the Obamas

Newsbusters, they’re great!

Just don’t call ME a dego

MTV's Jersey Shores cast

From MTV’s website about it’s new reality series Jersey Shores:

Grab your hair gel, wax that Cadillac and get those tattooed biceps ready to fist pump with the best this summer at the Jersey Shore. MTV’s newest docu-soap exposes one of the tri-state area’s most misunderstood species… the GUIDO. Yes, they really do exist! Our Guidos and Guidettes will move into the ultimate beach house rental and indulge in everything the Seaside Heights, New Jersey scene has to offer. Beach by day, dancing and partying all night… they’ll live, work and rage together until the summer ends. There’s no spray tan too orange, no hair too spiked and no bod too tight for this crew.

male cast of Jersey Shores

Puleeeze! Gimme a break, willya?

Isn’t this the network that brought us “Rock the Vote”? Is it their plan to keep young American viewers stupid, with mindless television like this,  so the entertainment industry can continue to direct their leftist political leanings? I think that’s something to consider.

Who cares if they’re parodying guidos or mackerel snappers? (Neither terms I ever use.) It’s the same senseless, mindless television, regardless. It takes some real balls to posture as the network that promotes citizen responsibility by encouraging young Americans to get out and vote and then turn around and air crap like this.

And let’s don’t forget, MTV has been real active  and prominent in the NEA drive to promote OBAMA’s agenda.

More here from FoxNews.

PETA Thanksgiving Ad Rejected | The FOX Nation

Oh for cryin’ out loud! These people are nuts! But at least NBC showed some unique and rare sense and rejected it

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Tammy Bruce Calls The Obamas “Trash In The White House”

Some of the fun stuff you find when you surf around the Marxist sites. This is from HuffingtonPost:

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Consider yourself warned.

The unspeakable evil done to women and girls – this is graphic and this. Pictures are the same but the texts are different authors.


No one should stand by and allow this to continue. And what kind of god would command or condone this?

I’m speechless.