3/30/2015

FBI wants legislative fix on device encryption -FCW

Filed under: — menk @ 10:18 am

What are these morons thinking? They could possibly make it illegal for Manufacturers to make phones with strong encryption for sale in the US. That would result in the ability for the Government and Law enforcement to spy on US Citizens leaving them still unable to to see data from foreigners and offshore terrorists. Get a clue! The technology is here. Deal with it!

FBI wants ‘legislative fix’ on device encryption — FCW

11/8/2012

Obama WhiteHouse Dinners $5000/Person!

Filed under: — menk @ 2:15 pm
Dig in Mr. President

Wow, $5000 a plate dinners hosted by the Obama’s on the Taxpayers dime. This is exponentially more than any other President in History. Perhaps this explains the need for tax increases Obama is pitching for.

In any case, clearly Barrack and Michelle are NOT one of us.  Dig in Mr. President the taxpayers are picking up the tab!

Spending on White House dinners soars under Obama | WashingtonExaminer.com

10/16/2012

Obamas Failed Wealth Redistribution Goals

Filed under: — menk @ 7:32 am

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A Recent Letter to the Editor of the Daytona Beach News Journal. (Oct 4th)

Wealth redistribution a failure Barack Obama is the self-proclaimed middle-class advocate and defender.

Yet on Obama’s watch, for the first time since the Franklin Delano Roosevelt presidency: 1) the middle class has shrunk, 2) the median income of the middle class has decreased and 3) the median net worth of middle-class households has gone down.

A rational response to the unintended developments would be re-examination of goals and actions, to determine which needed to be changed. But the arrogant Obama team continues to make income and wealth redistribution its primary goal.

Elimination of income and wealth inequality is Obama’s target despite overwhelming evidence that policies and actions aimed at “wealth and income redistribution” shrink the middle class, its income and its wealth.

If the impacts of Obama’s policies are not enough, then consider the consequences produced by the drive for economic equality in the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela and every other country where it has been tested. To any objective student of history and of current events, it should be clear that efforts to redistribute wealth and income do not benefit anyone for they invariably produce shared poverty. In the real world, history and current events indicate, wealth and income are not malleable to redistribution while poverty is. I fervently hope that the voters choose a president who is not blinded by the ideology of a community organizer.

GEORGE R. MENKART

DeLand

10/22/2010

Obama thinks if you don’t agree with him you must be confused

Filed under: — menk @ 8:53 pm

Obama now has a new explanation as to why the electorate believes he has taken us down the wrong path. According to Barrack if we disagree with his approach and want to vote his congressional cronies out and can’t wait for 2012 to do the same to him we must be so scared as to be deluded.

Mr. President, I am scared. I am scared that if you aren’t stopped soon no-one will be able to put together the United States of Humpty Dumpty back together again after you break it. You should be scared too because “we are pissed off and we won’t take it anymore.

See you in November you socialist!

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5/27/2010

Obama Golfs while the Oceans are spoiled

Filed under: — menk @ 5:03 pm

Where is Obama on the Gulf Oil Spill. Golfing and fund raising. This administration is without a clue.

2/1/2010

Global Warming reasonable Doubts

Filed under: — menk @ 11:30 am

Despite the fact that many politicians and so called experts insist that Global Warming is a man-made problem and could doom mankind to extinction the science just doesn’t support this nonsense. Businessweek has a great article on the topic. It’s a great read for anyone that thinks they have the facts because clearly no-one really understands the driving forces and the most vocal folks on this issue are the ones that stand to profit from the draconian measures that are being recommended.

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11/8/2009

The Pelosi Healthcare Hijacking

Filed under: — menk @ 2:50 pm

Along strict party lines, the House voted for a Healthcare proposal sponsored by Nancy Pelosi. It’s fairly clear that the Dems voting for this measure aren’t aware of it’s provisions and how it will damage their constituents.

For a summary of just some of the radical and problematic issues with the legistlation read the piece at the Washington Post.

Betsy McCaugheyWhat the Pelosi Health Care Bill Really Says -WSJ.com

8/25/2009

Obama Lies - The American College of Surgeons Responds

Filed under: — menk @ 8:04 am

Obama is a Liar!

President Obama has always played ‘fast and loose’ with the truth. This propensity to tell folks what they want to hear without regard to the facts or prior positions or statements propelled Obama to the whitehouse. You can sustain this approach only so long before even the most dense individuals begin the catch on and doubt your sincerity and truth. Our president is at the turning point in my opinion. Only the most mentally challenged among the US population is not at least beginning to suspect that the POTUS is lying to move his ill conceived Heathcare Reform Initiative forward at all costs.

The American College of Surgeons has responded to the inane statements that Obama made recently regarding Doctors and their consideration of financial considerations when practicing medicine.

“Yesterday during a town hall meeting, President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a surgeon gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation. This payment also includes the evaluation of the patient on the day of the operation plus patient follow-up care that is provided for 90 days after the operation. Private insurers pay some variation of the Medicare reimbursement for this service.

Three weeks ago, the President suggested that a surgeon’s decision to remove a child’s tonsils is based on the desire to make a lot of money. That remark was ill-informed and dangerous, and we were dismayed by this characterization of the work surgeons do. Surgeons make decisions about recommending operations based on what’s right for the patient.”

Perhaps the fact that constantly in the legal profession consideration of client well being is trumped by potential personal monetary gain has influenced the Lawyer in chief to believe everyone behaves like lawyers.

7/24/2009

Obama clueless on Healthcare

Filed under: — menk @ 9:01 am

Our President would like to move forward rapidly on “healthcare reform” and he himself presented concrete evidence he doesn’t have a clue about our current system.

In his prime time news conference on Tuesday he insisted that the reason healthcare costs are rising is due to greed of doctors who perform unnecessary tests and procedures. He slandered the medical profession and indicated their decisions are influenced by fees. He said specifically: “And part of what we want to do is to make sure that those decisions are being made by doctors and medical experts based on evidence, based on what works — because that’s not how it’s working right now. That’s not how it’s working right now. Right now doctors a lot of times are forced to make decisions based on the fee payment schedule that’s out there.

So if they’re looking — and you come in and you’ve got a bad sore throat, or your child has a bad sore throat or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, you know what, I make a lot more money if I take this kid’s tonsils out. Now that may be the right thing to do, but I’d rather have that doctor making those decisions just based on whether you really need your kid’s tonsils out or whether it might make more sense just to change — maybe they have allergies, maybe they have something else that would make a difference.”

Mr. President, you have proven you are in fact absolutely clueless!

When you or your child has a sore throat you would go to a pediatrician or general practitioner. They would make a diagnosis based on the facts. As a generalist they would determine whether they thought your condition (sore throat in this example) was potentially due to Allergies or Tonsillitis. If the pediatrician believed it was tonsillitis (which would require some tests Mr. President not just a look at the “fee schedule”) they would then refer your child to a pediatric surgeon. This primary Doctor is a fundamental check and balance in the complex and functional healthcare system in the United States today.

The fact is that you do not actually understand the basic process for healthcare in the US today or even that pediatrician’s don’t perform surgeries. I suggest we take some time here to get up educated on how things work here in the US system and that until you get a basic handle on how things work you stop your ridiculous comments and accusations.

7/15/2009

Obama Debt Increase a Simple Example

Filed under: — menk @ 9:18 am

It constantly amazes me that otherwise normal people trust in Obama to deliver the country from bad economic times by spending like a drunken sailor. The rate of increase in the national debt under the Obama administration based purely on the administration’s own estimates is incredible. (and we all know that administration estimates are always more favorable than the actual result.) This simple example demonstrates how the current and anticipated spending by the Obama Administration is far and away faster and will be more damaging than any prior administration in history.

7/24/2008

Who Said It: Bush or Batman? | Indecision2008 | Comedy Central

Filed under: — menk @ 11:53 am

Now this is interesting.

Who Said It: Bush or Batman? | Indecision2008 | Comedy Central

9/7/2007

Democratic Fundraiser - Captured

Filed under: — menk @ 12:08 pm

So I find it fascinating that the media has a choice story full of criminal behavoir, large sums of cash and current political leaders and keeps it all below the fold. Norm Hsu a leading Democratic Insider and Donor is captured and arrested in CO and there is virtually not a ripple in the media. There is one story at the SF Chronical that discusses Hsu’s capture and at the bitter end of the article finally surfaces the facts:

“The size and scope of Hsu’s contributions made him one of the party’s largest individual contributors. While he gave $23,000 to Clinton and $7,000 to Obama, he also gave $62,000 to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, $50,000 to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, and $50,000 to the New York State Democratic Party.

His contributions also included $38,000 to the Tennessee Democratic Party, $750 to Newsom, $1,250 to San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, and $3,500 to the 25th Ward Democratic Organization in Chicago.

and that he was a longtime criminal;

“In the 1991-92 grand theft case, Hsu was charged with bilking about 20 investors, including his ex-girlfriend, out of about $1 million in connection with a business that was supposed to provide latex gloves to another firm - only no gloves were ever bought or sold, prosecutors said.”

Fugitive fundraiser Hsu captured in Colorado

8/29/2007

Details of Larry Craig in the restroom

Filed under: — menk @ 9:57 am

Leering Larry Craig

Yesterday, Senator Larry Craig of Idaho, went into full denial mode with regard to any wrongdoing in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport restroom. Why now deny anything happened at all when in June, he admitted something happened and he was in the wrong.

The Police report from Senator Craig’s restroom encounter with a plain clothes officer tells it all. Apparently the officer was in the restroom doing his business in a stall and was essentially harassed by Craig; who peered into the stall for a couple of minutes then moved to an adjacent stall for a little footsie.

“Larry, you are one strange dude!”

The TPM DOCUMENT COLLECTION - Statement of Ofc.Karsnia re: Arrest of Sen. Craig

6/25/2007

A Judge abusing the courts in DC

Filed under: — menk @ 11:53 am

A DC Administrative Law Judge is suing a dry cleaners in DC for $65 Million dollars for a pair of pants they lost in 2002. Roy Pearson a lawyer and Judge in DC is acting as his own attorney is pissing away the Washington DC tax dollars bringing a case so lame that it would even embarrass John Edwards.

The mere fact a case like this can be brought to the DC courts provides an alarming example of how screwed up our Judicial system has become. Roy Pearson should be disbarred from the court and lose his job for being involved with something so unbalanced and wasteful.

Perhaps at some point the folks in congress will stop pandering to their respective Parties’ base with meaningless legislation and realize they need to work on some serious legal reform.

When a hardworking people in America have to put up with frivolous lawsuits from worthless lawyers with nothing but time on their hands it is a travesty! In fact it should be a criminal offense to waste taxpayers money on such clearly baseless legal efforts.

Marc Fisher - Lawyer’s Price For Missing Pants: $65 Million - washingtonpost.com

Update: June 13th

Roy Pearson’s case is being heard in the DC courts today and yesterday he broke down and sobbed like a baby in open court. He has dropped the amount of the legal suit to only $54 Million in damages (heartbreak and suffering) but the case is a foolish and wasteful as it was when I created the original post in April.

The tears were prompted by Pearson’s emotions welling up during the trial as he recalled the point at which the cleaners called him in to present him with his pants which had turned up. As noted in the Wall Street Journal Online:

“The cleaner’s lawyer, Christopher Manning, described Pearson as embittered, having emerged from recent divorce with financial problems and having held a grudge against the cleaners from a prior run-in. When did Pearson cry? Here, as described by the WaPo:

… but as he came to the part about when Soo Chung (Owner of the dry cleaner) finally told him she had found the missing pants, the tale of the $10.50 alteration that went awry proved to be too much.

“These are not my pants,” Pearson recalled telling Chung when she handed him a pair of gray pants with cuffs. “I have in my adult life, with one exception, never worn pants with cuffs.”

“And she said, ‘These are your pants.’ ”

Pearson paused. He struggled to breathe deeply. He could not continue. Pearson blurted a request for a break, stood up, turned around and walked out of the courtroom, tears dripping from his full and reddened eyes.”

Final Update (June 25): The case was dismissed by Judge Judith Bartnoff overseeing it in the DC Courts and the Cleaners were awarded court costs. Additionally the National Labor Relations Board has called for Mr Pearson to be debarred so that he can no longer serve as a judge. This case has made a mockery of the US legal system and hopefully will prompt some actions on behalf of lawmakers to prevent such frivolous cases from being brought in the future.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6238364.stm

6/20/2007

Democrats Are the Real Racists - Guest Post

Filed under: — Milan @ 3:22 pm

There is a HUGE misconception that the Democrats are the voice of minorities in this country and that Republicans support policies that hurt minorities. That is an assertion that is driven by the liberal media in this country. The real truth is that democrats like to over hype the problem of racism to get votes and actually enable racism in this country so they can site a problem when appealing to minority voters. I am not trying to deny that racism still is a problem in the United States, but it is not as prevalent as the far left and specifically democrats will lead you to think. The truth is there are more racist democrats than republicans in the history of this country.

For example, President Clinton’s political hero, who till this day he speaks highly off, is a former senator by the name of J. William Fulbright. Senator Fulbright was a Southern Democrat and a staunch multilateralist who supported racial segregation. He also worked to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Senator Fulbright was as racist a person as they come, and he was a big voice of the democratic party. Anyone who considers this man a political hero cannot call himself “The First Black President” or a person who cares about minorities.

Another example is former Vice President Al Gore’s father, Al Gore, Sr. Al Gore, Sr also voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The truth is that Civil Rights in this country was initiated by Republicans. More republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than democrats, and if weren’t for Republicans, that act would have never passed.

The reason Republicans are deemed racist is because they support equality for all. Republicans are against programs that counter-act racism of one group by being racist to another group, or as I like to call it, Affirmative Action. What Republican leaders hope to achieve is a society that rewards ALL people who work hard and show ambition and not a welfare state society where people are dependant on the government for everything.

The reason the Democrats so badly want you to believe that there is racism out there is for votes. A classic example is with Democrat, Mike Nifong, the DA of Durham Country. As you all may know, 3 White Duke lacrosse players were accused of rape by an African American woman. Even though there was zero evidence against these 3 players, Mike Nifong hyped up the charges through the media and called these players racist, because he wanted to capture the African American vote in Durham country. It was later found out that he withheld exculpatory evidence, lied to the courts and the media, and ruined the lives of 3 students all to get re-elected. The Duke Lacrosse case is a classic example of what a democrat will do to create racism that is not there to get votes.

4/27/2007

Joe Lieberman - One Choice in Iraq

Filed under: — menk @ 12:17 pm

Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman (CN) understands the issues in Iraq. His Op-Ed piece in the Washington Post is a well presented case for why the Democrats and others calling for immediate troop withdrawl from Iraq are confused and are responding just as al_Qaeda hopes they will.

His argument is simple: “When politicians here declare that Iraq is “lost” in reaction to al-Qaeda’s terrorist attacks and demand timetables for withdrawal, they are doing exactly what al-Qaeda hopes they will do, although I know that is not their intent.”

“The challenge before us, then, is whether we respond to al-Qaeda’s barbarism by running away, as it hopes we do — abandoning the future of Iraq, the Middle East and ultimately our own security to the very people responsible for last week’s atrocities — or whether we stand and fight.

To me, there is only one choice that protects America’s security — and that is to stand, and fight, and win.”

Joe Lieberman - One Choice in Iraq - washingtonpost.com

3/19/2007

Leveraging the best Ad Ever

Filed under: — menk @ 4:47 pm

While the original Ridley Scott commercial has been widely hailed as the best commercial ever made it was only played once as a TV ad during the Superbowl. Since it has been played 10’s (if not 100’s) of millions of times online. Recently an anonymously posted video showed up on You Tube. The video uses most of the original but recasts the droning big brother figure with Hillary Clinton. (How appropriate!) The final message is related to how Barack Obama will make this election cycle different than the prior cycle with a Clinton running.

The blogosphere and media has been on fire analyzing how this rogue video demonstrates that with the new world order (the power of the individual using the Internet as distribution mechanism) individuals or unaffiliated groups can have a major impact on the messaging around politics without the control or consent of the politicians or their organizations.

Take a look for yourself and compare the original Apple 1984 commercial with the politically aimed mashup.

The Mashup

The Original

Update: The forces of Hillary have come blazing back with a response to the creative coup of the 1984/Hillary mashup. Unfortunately for Clinton the response is just a piss poor rehash of the exactly the same ad but with Obama in place of the talking Hillary in the commercial. The lack of imagination demonstrates the fact that Hillary supporters are less than bright. In addition to the creative drought in the Hillary response. the lack of poor quality of editting of this response is laughable. The result is that the response video is so lame it just calls more attention to the creative and well done original Anti-Hillary ad. Check out the Hillary response video for yourself:

The Lame Imitation

1/2/2007

Liberals - Hot Air Donations

Filed under: — menk @ 1:35 pm

A recently published book (Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism) by Arthur Brooks, professor of public administration at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University is causing a stir. The analysis in the book suggest that while self categorized Liberals talk about how much they care about others self professed conservatives actually give of themselves and their money to better humanity. In fact, the research suggests that at all income levels and regardless of ethnicity conservatives tend to step up and contribute while the liberals tend to be the most vocal and at the same time contribute little to nothing.

A review of the book in the Wall Street Journal is insightful stating: “our era’s common sense of the matter — that the political left is more compassionate than the political right, and that America is a remarkably ungenerous nation by world standards — is demonstrably inaccurate. In fact, Sen. John Edwards’s repeated claim that there are ‘two Americas’ turns out to be correct but misstated: The line of separation runs most saliently not between the haves and have-nots but between the gives and the give-nots, between those Americans who respond to social needs with their own money and time and those who do not.”

The book’s data analysis demonstrates that “Conservative households give 30% more to charity than liberal households. … perhaps most interesting of all, in states in which George W. Bush got more than 60% of the 2004 vote, charitable giving averaged 3.5% of income, as compared with states in which Mr. Bush got less than 40% of the vote, in which the giving averaged a mere 1.9% of income.”

It should come as no surprise that social conservatives with their belief in responsibility of the individual and desire for smaller government would take it upon themselves to donate time and money while the liberals believing that corporations and Government should shoulder all the responsibility for the world’s ills would walk away muttering about creating yet another entitlement that wealthy taxpayers could finance.

You can read the Wall Street Journal review of the book online at the Maxwell School site (or online at Wall Street Journal Online if you are a subscriber)

This book should be mandatory reading for your favorite outspoken liberal. It just goes to show you that “Talk is cheap”

8/17/2006

Binary Explosives Fact or Fiction

Filed under: — menk @ 2:26 pm

Nearly everyone on the planet has know been made aware of the enormous threat posed to the flying public by harmless household liquids combined to become deadly explosive cocktails. The Register (an online publication) took an opportunity to research the subject and has concluded that all the furor is nonsense. They detail the ingredients and procedures necessary to actually produce the explosive end product. The Register concluded that it would be easier to bring on board the end product TATP (interestingly not a liquid at all but a non-descript white powder) than try to mix a batch while in the air.

They also conclude as do I that the current tempest in a teapot about necessary changes to the security procedures at airports is pointless and misdirected.

Read the article at the Register

7/28/2006

Loose Screws not Loose Change

Filed under: — menk @ 10:49 am

By now most of you have at least heard of the latest 911 conspiracy video called ‘Loose Change’. Assembled by a cadre of creatins this video (2 hours)goes through a bunch of news reports and unclassed Government memos to offer proof that the 9/11 events were planned and executed by the Government. Even the most gullible among us should see this for what it is ‘a bunch for total crap’.

I am a regular reader of Maddox’ “Best Page in the Universe” website. The guy has a great sense of humour and tells it like it is. Maddox has a post that is quite entertaining on the subject of this video and is well worth a read. (You might also appreciate his past posts on various subjects as well)

Maddox take on the Loose Change Video

1/7/2006

Pat Robertson claims god punished Sharon

Filed under: — menk @ 12:06 am

Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson says that God caused Ariel Sharon’s stroke to punish him for “dividing God’s land.” In a moronic series of remarks Robertson suggested that; “God says, This land belongs to me and you’d better leave it alone.” Is Robertson suggesting that the omnipotent being that created the earth from nothing, actually cares about human imposed boundaries on the planet?

If God wanted the borders of Israel left as they were before Gaza and parts of the west bank were turned over to the Palestinians then why did the Lord wait until after to “Smoat” Sharon? Wouldn’t a bolt of lightning from the heavens in advance of the turnover have delivered a more clear and undeniable message?

The fact that Robertson is still fogging a mirror after repeated remarks clearly demonstrating his limited mental capacity is a testiment to the fact that the Lord has better things to do than deliver object lessons. In my opinion an omnipotent power would in all likelihood, prefer to see peace in the middle east than as Robertson suggested in August of last year the US should assassinate Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez.

CNN.com - Robertson suggests God smote Sharon - Jan 5, 2006

12/29/2005

Convicted Killer on Death-Row Seeks Clemency based on his age

Filed under: — menk @ 3:34 pm

Clarence Ray Allen a convicted murderer is 75. He has been on death row for decades due to California’s lengthy death row appeals process. Now he is seeking clemency based on the fact he is old and sick. How does this make sense to anyone?

Clarence Ray Allen was Allen was convicted in 1982 for ordering the murders of three individuals while serving a life sentence at Folsom State Prison for the murder of a young woman in 1974. The individuals who he conspired to have killed were witnesses in his original murder trial in 1974.

He is scheduled to be executed on January 15th and has run out of options with regard to an appeal of the sentence and conviction. Leave it to the bleeding heart liberals to now say that ‘he should not be put to death because he is old and infirm’. Do these supposed good citizens care that Clarence was personally responsible for the premature death of four (4) persons? They appeal the to the mercy of the Governor for this man who is afflicted with blindness and crippled to the extent he requires a wheelchair.

Perhaps if more thought were given to the victims of crimes than to the perpetrators, the liberals across the country would come to the obvious conclusion that this man deserves to die. The only travesty here is that he has outlived his victims by more than 25 years.

Clarence you made a reservation for death years ago. Let justice be served with your demise. If the issue is the use of lethal injection on someone so infirm, perhaps a pillow over the face for a few minutes might be viewed as more humane by the bleeding hearts. In any case either alternatives are more humane in my opinion than the sawed off shotgun blasts that took the lives of his victims.

Want the facts? SFGate Story

Who covers this story from the liberal’s perspective? NPR of course. NPR : Death-Row Septuagenarian Seeks Clemency

11/10/2005

Kansas still braindead while Pennsylvania gets a clue

Filed under: — menk @ 4:12 pm

In the battle over the proper education of our children with respect to evolution this week two events of note.

The Kansas ‘board of ignorance’ voted Tuesday that students will be expected to study doubts about evolution, a move that defied reason and the nation’s scientific establishment. In a clearly contradictory statement:”This is a great day for Kansas,” board president Steve Abrams said. “This absolutely raises science standards.” Abrams in this case has clearly demonstrated his lack of ability for cogent thought.

Kansas’ criteria challenge evolution | IndyStar.com

Darwin Ape

Meanwhile voters in Dover, Pa., delivered their judgment this week by voting out eight of nine school board members who decided that ninth-grade science students must be told the concept is an alternative to evolution. Perhaps Kansas residents should take a lesson from this and tell Abrams and his moronic cohorts to take the snake oil they are selling and leave the state for good.

9/23/2005

Four Days prove Nagin an idiot

Filed under: — menk @ 12:41 pm

Four days have passed since New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin argued with the Federal Authorities about his misguided plan to repopulate New Orleans. The passage of this short period has proved once and for all that Mayor Nagin is clueless. For days Nagin insisted that it was important to repopulate the city in spite of water shortages, lack of power and emergency medical support for returning residents. Against counsel from better informed Federal officials Nagin specifically invited residents to return. After a public debate where he is hammered with the fact there was yet another storm (Rita) that has been on the radar for days which might impact New Orleans, Nagin finally retracts his invitation to repopulate the city on the 19th.

Broken Levy flooding New Orleans

Now less than four days later the storm and rain surge from Hurricaine Rita has breached a major levy and is in the process of reflooding the ninth ward of New Orleans. This damage has essentially proven that Nagin’s plan to bring back the residents was misguided at best and more truely qualified as harebrained.

9/8/2005

Katrina the Blame game & the real disaster

Filed under: — menk @ 10:01 am

By now it is clear that the media is focusing on two flawed liberal themes with respect to the disaster in the Gulf Coast. 1) Allowing unlimited whine time for the democratic politicians to complain about the Federal response. 2) How awful it is that all the poor ar taking the brunt of the storms aftermath.

In an effort to deflect a real examination of what went wrong and why the local politicians and the national dems and liberals want George Bush and the federal Government to take the blame for what they see as a less than timely response. In New Orleans hundreds of school buses sit underwater while the New Orleans Mayor and Lousiana Governor shout about how the Federal Government should have responded to the needs of those trapped by the flooding more rapidly.

A detailed and well informed blog post by Bryan Preston points out the stupidity of the finger pointing by the democrats and how a large portion of the human tradgedy could have been avoided in the first place had local politicians and authorities simply done their jobs.

APOCALYPSE NOW IN NEW ORLEANS

The position that somehow the poor are somehow being punished more by this disaster than they deserve is frankly misguided. I am certain that many poor individuals and families are suffering as a result of this event but in general you reap what you sow. The liberals have created the current situation and refuse to remove the self imposed blinders to see how. Over the years we have created welfare state where individuals were made to feel that they were not responsible for their circumstances nor needed to personally sacrifice and work to improve them.

I believe that a good accounting of where we stand today and how sad a state of affairs has been created by well intentioned but misguided liberal principles is titled:An Unnatural Disaster: A Hurricane Exposes the Man-Made Disaster of the Welfare State

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