From the epicentre of stuff.
The Republican Convention kicked off in Hurricane Isaac-affected Tampa, Florida.
How effective was Ann Romney's speech? This effective:
“She gave a speech about her relationship with her husband, the strength of her marriage, the love… she has for her husband, and did a great job doing that and it was very effective,” said Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki, according to the pool report. “We’ll leave it to the voters and the viewers to decide what their thoughts are on the ticket.”
If they're not Kool-Aid swallowers, they're probably thinking what a crock the Obamas and their media lackeys are.
Listen to the inspiring words of an intelligent, articulate daughter of Haitian immigrants. The left will try to destroy her. Count on it.
Oh, will you look at this:
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.
Throughout this convention, Matthews has accused the Republicans of playing dog-whistle racist politics while on scene in Tampa. It isn’t clear, however, if Matthews will hurl accusations of racism at Davis, Love or Cruz for speeches his network failed to broadcast.
Will these "educators" care to tell tax-paying parents where the money to pay their exorbitant salaries and benefits will come from?
Canadian teachers on Tuesday protested proposals for a two-year pay freeze and curbs to their collective bargaining rights to help pay down Ontario province's $14.8 billion budget deficit.Waving placards that read "Stop bullying me," an estimated 5,000 teachers gathered outside of the Ontario legislature, accusing Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty of "betraying" them, live television showed.
Public broadcaster CBC said the demonstrators were joined by peers from across Canada in a massive show of solidarity, while thousands of students in neighboring Quebec province continued raging against tuition hikes.
McGuinty won elections in 2003, 2007 and last October with the support of teachers.
But more recently he has said the province cannot afford teacher pay hikes and their banking of unused sick days that would cost the province $473 million.
His minority government has put forward a controversial emergency bill to freeze pay as well as ban strikes for two years.
Liberal Senator Joyce Fairbairn's battle with dementia is sadly turning into a battle of political gamesmanship.On Monday afternoon, Conservative senator David Tkachuk, announced that in mid-August he learned that Fairbairn, 72, wouldn't be coming back to work in September because of her "dementia, Alzheimer's."On Monday evening, the Ottawa Citizen's Glen McGregor and Jordan Press advanced the story, suggesting that the Liberal leadership in the senate allowed Fairbairn to vote on legislation for four months even though she was declared legally incompetent."Fairbairn's geriatric psychiatrist diagnosed the senator with dementia of the Alzheimer's type and declared her legally incompetent in February, according to a letter sent to Senate officials by her niece, Patricia McCullagh.It is unclear when the Liberals knew about the diagnosis, but by April, the top aide to Liberal Senate leader James Cowan had co-signed a declaration giving him and Fairbairn's niece power of care, essentially giving the two power of attorney over Fairbairn's personal care, according to a letter from McCullagh, obtained by Postmedia News."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is recognised as a "Righteous Person Who Fights Antisemitism". Let the tongue-wagging start.
I was also told about how ISM activists serve to draw sniper fire down on IDF soldiers when desired. Lisa Nessan, one of those ISM trainers, told me at an ISM Georgetown conference that standing as a human shield in front of an armed terrorist as he threw rocks or shot at an Israeli soldier was indeed considered “nonviolent.” Joseph Carr, a.k.a. Joseph Smith, another ISM trainer, told me in a recorded phone interview how he and Rachel Corrie retrieved the dead body of a Hamas terrorist in Gaza from a combat zone only weeks before she was killed by an IDF bulldozer. When asked whether he feared arrest by the IDF back then he blithely replied ‘no’ because he knew that Arab snipers would be there to fire at them. Rachel Corrie, who was trained by the ISM and had read their manual, also knew that Arab snipers would shoot at the IDF soldiers driving that bulldozer had they exited it to remove her.
This poor, little
pancake princess knew damn well
that snipers would kill Israeli soldiers. She counted on it. For all her
paternalistic bravado, she was another useful idiot and Darwinian failure.
Religion seems to have the same affect but it is legal. Aethiests...smart. Religious...not so much. Must be the critical thinking thingy:)
"Firstly, using data from a U.S. study of 6,825 adolescents, the authors found that atheists scored 6 IQ points higher than those adhering to a religion.
Secondly, the authors investigated the link between religiosity and intelligence on a country level. Among the sample of 137 countries, only 23 (17%) had more than 20% of atheists, which constituted “virtually all... higher IQ countries.” The authors reported a correlation of 0.60 between atheism rates and level of intelligence, which was determined to be “highly statistically significant"
It would be pretty handy if the wag in question had initially provided a link (the author of which was linked to Holocaust deniers) to that study but why bore the proles with the details? One can question the purpose of the study, how it was conducted, if one can quantify and qualify any kind of intelligence and religiosity or how total contradictions to the assertions in those studies pop up with such frequency that they invalidate them but let's cut this short and conclude that the kind of people who walk into this trap do so because they want to appear smarter than others even though their flies are undone.
Social Darwinism: man's way of letting you know what a mentally stunted and emotionally retarded snob he is.