Saturday, November 30, 2013

• 'Barack Obama: Son of Promise' Audio Book

This children's book, "Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope", has been out since 2008 I believe. This audio takes you through the presentation of Obama to children by the author. From my research online I can tell you the following:

As you listen to the book, you are introduced to a child David and his mother. The book is the story of Obama as told to David by his mother. Obama is glorified in David's eyes by the story his mother told.

The book qualifies for "Common Core" curriculum but is NOT a major assignment across the country. If it is assigned, it's probably in schools with a large black student body.

The book does not so much "deify" Mr. Obama as much as it presents him as some sort of uniter. We know that this is completely false. Obama never united anyone, except one side against another.

The reading is subtle but pointed - you can catch all kinds of things in the reading of the book, such as right near the beginning where dead beat dads who leave their children are passed off as just something normal, Barack's dad left, and so did David's.

It would be an EXCELLENT idea to call your local elementary school, and find out if they are assigning "Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope" for reading. If they are, start warning your neighbors and friend with children in school. -Jz

Thursday, November 28, 2013


November 28, 2013 at 8:18am
I'm not buying the 'bad translation' argument - regarding Pope Francis' latest statements regarding capitalism - and here's why: The Pope has been CONSISTENT since he was appointed. If the Pope was misquoted, let HIM clarify what he meant. If the Pope's words were misconstrued, he should be outraged and immediately clarify what he meant, and state in English for the record that Capitalism is a good thing.

If all of the media world wide translated his words incorrectly, he must have known it within hours. Why didn't he say, "no, that's not what I said"?

It is important to note that these views are not all that foreign to people in South America. The Pope's thoughts on social issues from abortion to homosexuality mirror accurately the culture of South America. His view of capitalism and wealth fits right in as well with what we can see happening there over the past couple of decades.

AND - We can see homosexuals and pro abortion proponents who have begun to PRAISE this Pope for his open mind, forward thinking and tolerant views!  This should put the fear of God into many Catholics, yet you all continue to scramble for ways to spin and reformat what Pope Francis has said.

Additionally, the justifications for what the Pope said are not really contradicting what the Pope said - they seem to want to SOFTEN what the Pope said.  In statements and interviews, everything the Pope has said so far sounds fishy or outright leftist at first, and then the Catholic people in America try to tell us that, no, we got the Pope wrong. What he MEANT was... blah blah blah.

And then finally I have to wonder, how in the world can it be that THE head of the Catholic Church, the guy who leads over 1.2 billion people, can be so bad at making himself clearly understood?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

• Hobby Lobby v Obamacare To The Supreme Court

Long story Short: Hobby Lobby is a hobbyist story catering to people who dabble in arts and crafts, run by a very Christian family. They have said that it is against their Christian beliefs to force them to provide contraception and abortion in the health care insurance they provide to their employees. They have spend gobs of money fighting Obamacare.

Obama basically has told Hobby Lobby and the Catholic Church, and also importantly Catholic Charities (who handle among other things adoption services in a Catholic, Christian principled manner), among others that you all can just shut down if you have to but you must provide these services and procedures in your insurance, even if it's against your religious beliefs.

Hobby Lobby has gone through two or three layers of court proceedings and the last two decisions gave exact opposite decisions, one saying that they don't have to go along with it on the basis of religious beliefs, the other that they must indeed comply.

The LA Times is arguing that it is preposterous that a company or corporation (or even perhaps an organization like Catholic Charities) can in and of itself have religious beliefs. But a company or organization was found by this court to be a group of people, people with beliefs all the same, when the Supreme Court found a few years ago that corporations, companies, organizations and political action groups have the right to speak out, spend money on advertising and donate money to campaigns - just like any person.

This infuriated the Democrats, and it has them very upset now, today, because it could be the same general principle that ultimately gives Hobby Lobby the freedom to decline to offer medical services to their employees that run against their religious convictions.  And if they win, all companies, all employers and organizations - including Catholic Charities - will most likely be able to opt out.

God willing.    -Jz

Today's LA Times Editorial:
The 10th Circuit, citing the Citizens United decision holding that corporations have a 1st Amendment right to communicate about political campaigns, concluded that Hobby Lobby likewise had a right to religious freedom. But while there was long-standing precedent that some corporations have free-speech rights, the notion that profit-making businesses engage in the exercise of religion is a novel — and nonsensical — one.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

• The End of Football: Rush Limbaugh

Article Limbaugh is talking about:

Audio of this commentary

An Astounding 'See, I Told You So'

RUSH: I don't remember when exactly it hit me that football, as it's played today, is in its last days.  It was recently, of course, but I can't pinpoint the exact date.  I forget what it was, even, that alerted me to this.  I think it was cumulative events, series of events, that led me to an instinctive conclusion.  And it is happening, and it's happening at a more rapid rate than even I expected it to happen.

It is happening almost exactly as I predicted it.  This is a huge See, I Told You So.  I want to read to you first from Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe yesterday.  Now, who is Bob Ryan?  You sports fans know that Bob Ryan is the dean, the current dean of sportswriters in Boston, at the Boston Globe.  He is a revered figure in the sportswriter community.  He appears frequently on all of the ESPN sportswriter shows.  He appears on Around the Horn.  He is a go-to commentator for anything happening in Boston, be it with the Patriots or the Red Sox or the Celtics or the Bruins.

He's not a quack.  He's a seasoned citizen.  He been doing this a long time.  He's in the Will McDonough league, highly respected.  He is well thought of.  I mean, young sportswriters always wanted to be Bob Ryan.  He's that kind of figure.  Now, he's also politically aligned on the left, but they all are, so that's not a big deal.  The point is that Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe is not some quack.  Bob Ryan's not the kind of guy that would go on ESPN and say, "We need to get rid of the National Anthem because it's a war anthem like Kevin Blackistone did."  He's a serious sports reporter and analyst,  extremely knowledgeable of the game, and again, in no way is Bob Ryan a quack.  I don't mean to be damaging his career here by praising his work.

The point is, when Bob Ryan writes something about sports, it's akin to the New York Times writing something and newsrooms all over America picking it up.  I want to read to you what Bob Ryan wrote in the Boston Globe.  I saw it yesterday.  I don't know actually when he wrote it.  I saw it on Breitbart.  "Popularity of Football Reflects Poorly on America."  Now, after you read this, we're gonna go back to May 7th of 2012 and relive from the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites the prediction I made about what was going to happen with football and how it would be taken out, how they would do it.

And I predicted that it would be the media, who derive their living from it, the sports media who make their living covering this sport, are going to be the ones, wittingly, or unwittingly, who take it out.  That's the essence of my prediction.  But it's far more detailed than that.

Bob Ryan.  "Football has an enormous appeal to many people who are borderline psychopaths."  He's talking about the players.  He's talking about the players and the fans.  I want you to remember, too.  When I was critical of a Chargers-Patriots playoff game some years ago, in which I said, "My gosh, I felt like I was watching the Bloods and Crips," everybody came down on me. "How can you say that? That's racist! That's bigoted!"  Everybody just descended on me with untold mountains of criticism.

So now here is the dean of sportswriters, I mean, really everybody in the sportswriter community just loves this guy.  I mean, he's that influential, and he writes, "Football has an enormous appeal to many people who are borderline psychopaths in a manner that no other sport -- and this includes the very virile sport of hockey -- does not.  I come to you as an enabler, and I suspect there are many more out there like me. We are essentially troubled by the casual acceptance our society has of a sport that really and truly maims people. That football is America’s current sport of choice reflects poorly on us as a people."

Now, this guy's made his living reporting on the greatness of people who've played for the New England Patriots.  This is a man who has told every one of his readers how player X, player Y, player Z, is great.  Now all of a sudden Bob Ryan is suffering pangs of guilt over having promoted and enabled the popularity of football.  Which, again, has an enormous appeal to many people who are borderline psychopaths.  And then he writes this.

"The simple truth is that football can never be made safe. Even if the essential 'kill' mentality were changed, football can never be made safe. And it has never been more dangerous than it is now, thanks to a combination of there being larger, quicker, more lethal people delivering the blows and the lingering mentality brought to the game by coaches and players who cannot or will not change."

This is a profound 180.  And you have to ask, "What brought this on?"  Do you realize how fast this is happening?  I don't know how long Bob Ryan has worked at the Boston Globe, but it's decades, and all of a sudden now he's suffering pangs of guilt, the people who play the game are borderline psychopaths, it says horrible things about us as a people because we enjoy and promote a sport that maims people, really and truly maims people.  And he's troubled by the casual acceptance our society has for this.

This is happening at an even more rapid rate than I thought.  I want to take you back to my prediction.  Now, this prediction is twofold, and the last half of what you're gonna hear has not happened yet, but it's the next shoe to drop.  The first half of this prediction is amazing, even if I say so myself.  Let's go back to May 7th, 2012, on this show, talking about the game of football and how and where liberal attacks on the game would take place.

RUSH ARCHIVE:  What happened in the Colosseum that everybody talks about? What is the legend?  That Christians were given to the lions and that the crowd roared! The crowd loved it. And if you don't like that, go further back to the gladiators wiping each other out. Thumbs up, thumbs down. The Roman Caesar and his women sitting there. Thumbs up, thumbs down.

Think Russell Crowe if you're a Hollywood type.  Well, in both those cases, people were dying and it was being cheered.  On the one hand, in the jaws of lions; on the other hand, by swords and other weapons.

Now, I guarantee you, this is going to happen, folks.  It's going to happen in the sports media. It's going to happen in the sports media under the guise of compassion and an attempt to be sensitive and helpful. ... But the idea that it can't be made safe so we have to get rid of the game, I'm telling you: It's a groundswell that's being spun "into control" or "out of control," however you want to look at it.  What's gonna happen is somebody is gonna figure out here pretty soon that since 75% of the players in the NFL are African-American, that 75% of the concussions are being suffered by African-Americans; 75% of the heart attacks, early deaths, whatever, are African-Americans.  And then somebody is going to ask (maybe this week after I put it out here), "How long are we going to put up with the sacrifice of African-American males for a bloodthirsty American audience?

"How long are we willingly going to submit African-American males to maiming, concussions, early death, and perhaps suicide?  For what?  The blood lust of the American population!" And they'll make the obvious connection to the old plantation days.  You watch.  That's what's gonna happen.  It will be used as a further arrow in the quiver to ban the game, not as something we have to protect because it employs so many African-Americans.  That's my little prediction.
RUSH:  Now, the only aspect of that prediction that is not part of what Bob Ryan said is the African-American connection, and it will be next.  It may be implied, but it will be next.

Well, I... Snerdley's asking me, "What do you think the psychopath line is?"  You think that's a reference to gangs?  You think it's a...? (interruption)  I don't know.  I don't want to put words in Bob Ryan's mouth.

He could be thinking of Richie Incognito as a psychopath. There's a white guy.  I don't think he means "psychopathic "is exclusively African-American.  But you'll notice I used the word "maim;" he used the word "maim."  I predicted somebody would say that we are engaging in a game like the Romans used to sacrifice Christians and the lions in the Colosseum, and everybody is applauding it, and he's asking for forgiveness.

He's enabled that.  It's the same thing today.  That's what football is. That's what he's saying: Football is on the way or it already has become that, a sport that really and truly maims people. He's troubled by the casual acceptance our society has. "That football is America’s current sport of choice reflects poorly on us as a people." It's a mess. I expected all this to happen.  I didn't expect it to happen within five years.  It is amazing.

You take what's happening here with the Jonathan Martin and Incognito and the bullying aspect, and look at how quickly people in the media who used to be die-hard fans are now writing these columns. It's the sports media writing this critical stuff.  It's the sports media that is casting aspersions on the game and feeling pangs of guilt over it.  Bob Ryan writing this is not like Anastas Mikoyan at the Charlotte Observer.

Not to insult the Charlotte Observer, but I mean, he's a big guy.  It's not insignificant.  And, by the way, I predict here that somebody's gonna say there's nothing we can do to make it safe.  He says,

"The simple truth is that football can never be made safe. Even if the essential “kill” mentality were changed, football can never be made safe." The people that play it are "larger, quicker, more lethal," and they're "borderline psychopaths."  And it's unlike any other sport in that regard.  It's attracting bad actors. The fans supporting it are promoting and supporting bad actors. The coaches look the other way when the bad actors dominate and triumph.  I mean, it is an astounding See, I Told You So.

I fully expected it to happen, don't misunderstand, but nowhere near this soon.  I'm just telling you, the next shoe to drop on this is gonna be everything that Ryan has said; then they're going to get to the racial component.  Seventy-five percent of the league is African-American.  You add that to every other criticism he wrote here, and it makes the game racist.  Even if the players are handsomely compensated, it's still the evil owners of whom there is no one African-American.

They're basically running a blood sport.

Fans are happily paying to watch permanent injury and maiming.

You wait.  It may happen before the end of next week, at the rate this is going.

I went back to the website.  I first made reference to the attacks on football perhaps leading to its demise on December 14, 2011.  That's how far back it goes.  The See, I Told You So bite was May of 2012.  It's uncanny. Folks, I just know these people.  I'm not prescient.  I don't have a crystal ball.  I just know liberals.  Like with SUVs, I just know what they're going to do.  I know.

What strikes me about this is that here you have people who made their careers building this sport up and the people who play it and writing puff piece profiles about how great all these guys are. Now (I mean, inside of one season, two seasons), it's stunning to me to watch how a piece of conventional wisdom or groupthink can totally overtake an entire a group of people to where they all end up thinking and writing and reporting the same thing.  It's just so easily predictable.

Every concussion on the field now results in stories on potential suicide.

Every suicide results back to possible concussions while playing.

It just in the cards, folks.  The die is cast.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

• White Guy Wins After Voters Believe He's Black

I only wish this trick had been saved for a Congressional seat! -Jz

Thursday, November 7, 2013

• IRS refunded $4 BILLION to identity thieves

(And the IRS is going to be in charge of our health care? And they were busy harassing conservative political groups?)

• The IRS sent a total of 655 tax refunds to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 refunds went to a lone address in Shanghai.

• Last year, the IRS issued 1.1 million refunds to people using stolen Social Security numbers

• Thousands more potentially fraudulent refunds -- totaling millions of dollars -- went to places in Bulgaria, Ireland and Canada in 2011

• The IRS issued 1,947 ITINs to individuals at a single address in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

• In 2011, the IRS sent 194 tax refunds totaling $ 554,866 to that same address -- for returns that should have raised red flags.



Worldwide identity thieves steal millions in tax refunds

IRS refunded $4B to identity thieves